Core77
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About four years ago Miller experimented with a "punch top can" design that had a little second tab the user could punch open with a key or similar. Unsurprisingly, a rather stupid news report emerged attempting to sow fear among parents, claiming that the design was meant to encourage the shotgunning of beer: This is about glugging , people, not shotgunning! So, Sidell, to address why this hasn't been done: My guess is that A) no company wants to deal with whatever perceived backlash Miller might have faced, and/or B) the added manufacturing cost is perceived as not worth it because C) customers ultimately don't care. This is what I hate about having a design background; you can't help but notice these little ways that an experience could possibly be improved, however minutely, then realize that most of society is not that interested. In any case, Sidell, or should I say Mrs.
Washington Free Beacon
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White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest received awkward applause from one person on Tuesday after the president of the White House Correspondents' Association, Reuters reporter Jeff Mason, lauded him for his service. During Earnest's final White House press briefing, he called on Mason to ask a question. Mason then commended Earnest for committing his time towards meeting with the press. Josh, first of all, on behalf of the White House Correspondents' Association, we want to thank you for your commitment to regular briefings with us, Mason said. We haven't always agreed on everything, and there has always been some tension, which is normal between a White House and a press corps that covers it. We are grateful to you and your team for working with the Correspondents' Association and for your commitment to dealing with us on a daily basis, so thank you, Mason added.
Deadline
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Some 15 years after its release and a half year after the death of its subject, a new version of the Michael Mann film Ali is today being re-released on DVD. With a career performance by Will Smith as iconic fighter and Civil Rights era catalyst Muhammad Ali , Ali is slightly different than the version widely seen in late 2001. Mann added footage to existing scenes, and excised a ring sequence where an in-his- prime Ali dominated journeyman heavyweight opponent Cleveland...
Washingtons Blog
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Bleacher Report
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Jose Bautista 's search for a contract has reportedly come to an end after he agreed to a deal that will keep him with the Toronto Blue Jays . Baseball Prospectus Toronto first reported Bautista's agreement with the Blue Jays on Tuesday, noting the deal includes various incentives and a mutual option. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports confirmed the contract is for one year and has a mutual option. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported Bautista's salary for 2017 will be higher than the $17.2 million he would have received if he accepted Toronto's qualifying offer in November. Heyman added Bautista's deal is for one guaranteed year with " plus options that could make it 2 or 3 (years)." After having a journeyman run early in his career, Bautista turned into a superstar with the Blue Jays in 2010 when he hit 54 home runs and finished fourth in American League MVP voting.
Deadline
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Some 15 years after its release and a half year after the death of its subject, a new version of the Michael Mann film Ali is today being re-released on DVD. With a career performance by Will Smith as iconic fighter and Civil Rights era catalyst Muhammad Ali , Ali is slightly different than the version widely seen in late 2001. Mann added footage to existing scenes, and excised a ring sequence where an in-his- prime Ali dominated journeyman heavyweight opponent Cleveland...
TechCrunch
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Breitbart News
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In an appearance on MSNBC on Tuesday, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) took aim at President-elect Donald Trump again and added that it was never her intention to attend Fridays inaugural ceremonies. When asked by host Tamron Hall about her decision, Waters said it predated the intelligence briefing from FBI director James Comey about possible Russian hacking and Trumps criticism of Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) after Lewis called Trump an illegitimate president. Well let me just tell you, after I discovered who Trump is in the way he conducted himself, I was never going to go to the inauguration,” Waters said. “I never planned. I never contemplated even going near any of those activities or those events. I dont like the way he has, you know, misled people, the way he has lied. I dont like the way he’s disparaged folks. I dont like the way he mocked and mimicked a disabled man.
Adweek
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Even Joannas life is not amazing 24 hours a day. Quipped Coles, Actually, it is! Was there anything that Coles, who is also an executive producer, decreed was off-limits to include in the show? My sex life, she said. Bagshaw added that there were only very few times he was not allowed to film. With So Cosmo, Im thrilled to have another window through which to see the Cosmo womans issues, said Coles, who is happy that the show will be broadcast to E!s global audience. We didnt know that when we signed up. Coles hopes the show will provide a boost to Cosmopolitans 65 international editions: Were planning on full world domination, if Vladimir Putin will help us. Coles reflected on her four years as Cosmopolitans editor in chief, and how she broadened the magazines subject matter, so it went beyond the bedroom and into the boardroom.
Digital Trends
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RT YouTube
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Adweek
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Its a cause thats been championed by 4As president and CEO Nancy Hill, who has advocated for more gender equality and women in leadership roles at agencies. We know that women are vulnerable, because when they become mothers, they feel like they have to make choices between motherhood and their careers, Honeycutt added. If we can give them tools to help them navigate this challenging phase of their careers, then there will be more opportunities for women to stay on leadership tracks and aspire to larger leadership roles in their agencies. The Mothers@Agencies program was piloted in 2015 by 4As member agency Geometry Global in Chicago. After garnering positive feedback from the program, the agency partnered with the 4As to deliver it to a broader audience. People who participated said it made them more effective at home and at work, Honeycutt said.
Politico
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Outgoing Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James told POLITICO at the time that new Air Force One will be so expensive because it requires so many added features demanded by White House security personnel. The price tag could be pared down if you change the requirements, James said. If you have lesser communications requirements, if you have lesser countermeasures, if you have lesser any of these factors. She also said that while the Air Force oversees the program, the aircraft standards are set by the White House. Leaving their meeting on Tuesday, Muilenburg said he and the president-elect also talked about fighter aircraft and options for the country and capabilities that will, again, provide the best capability for our war fighters most affordably. Trump has criticized the cost of Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter, and said he's asked Boeing to explore pricing for an F/A-18 alternative.
BMW Blog
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Consequently, the V8 naturally aspirated engine now revs better, produces more power and torque, giving the owner much more in terms of sheer unadulterated performance. As a result, the BMW M3's mighty V8 engine now produces 425 horsepower at the rear wheels. Getting 400 horsepower in a street-drive M3 is pretty amazing. But, getting 425 wheel horsepower, in a race track ready M3 that's something else. Furthermore, it needs to be noted that this BMW M3 weighs in at only 2800 lbs (120kg). The power-to-weight ratio is simply impressive throughout. Once the engine performance modifications were added, the owner decided to add some visual upgrades that also yield improved performance. Namely, this BMW M3 received a gorgeous Brooks Motorsport adjustable rear wing. While it yields better downforce and helps plant the vehicle to the ground in tight and fast corners, it also affords the M3 with quite an extravagant look.
Tom's Hardware UK
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Patriot entered the gaming peripherals market last year with a keyboard, mouse, and headset. It’s now added two more keyboards to the pile.
WinBeta
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Core77
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his first project was for a design that would communicate sophistication and elegance. Now if you where able to see past the sketch style and envision what the designs would look like he nailed it. Unfortunately when presenting to Marketing / Sales / Engineering / President all they could see and say is that the designs looked "toyish" and did communicate what we where trying to do with the brand. During the meeting i told everyone that we would take do another round of form studies - after everyone left the intern looked at me and said "you want me to re-sketch these in a different style"" second presentation same concepts different sketch style and they where loved. Now one does not need to change their style but one should be aware how that style reads to other and if it is visually communicating the desired intent." After accepting a simply challenge to create a sketch without line work or call outs, she really nailed it with this Fiskars clippers design and seems to have added a whole new sketch style under her belt: Thanks for sharing your sketch experiments and takeaways, Sophie (which you can check out in full on the original discussion board thread )! See more of Sophie Horton Jones's work here.
The Economic Times
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“Given the fast-paced lives, people want to reenergise a lot more than before and they are moving on from buying planned packaged holidays to do it yourself on the fly on mobile,” he added. For holiday planning site GoFro, demand has gone up for single-city destinations like Dubai, Singapore and three-to-five night itineraries. The number of queries it received for the Republic Day weekend for travel to international destinations is similar to the Christmas-New Year period, around the long weekend. FabHotels is seeing multiple trends in the leisure and extended weekend market. “While the occupancies are up by 10% or more for the same period, Indians are also travelling more on festive occasions like Diwali than spending time at home. We also notice that extended weekend breaks are now being planned much more in advance compared to the trend a year ago,” said founder Vaibhav Agarwal.
Nottingham Evening Post
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A man was ordered to pay £100 compensation after using an iron bar to hit a taxi. Jody McCann, 35, caused minor damage after saying the cab should be moved, said Ali Zaki, prosecuting at Nottingham Magistrates' Court.He gets an iron bar, goes towards the taxi and strikes the bonnet and roof and strikes the door with his knee. He fully accepted responsibility and said he was willing to pay for the damage, added Mr Zaki.A £20 fine, £85 prosecution costs and a...
The Economic Times
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NEW DELHI | MUMBAI: App-based cab aggregators such as Uber and Ola have not only disrupted traditional taxi and three-wheeler markets across Indian cities, but they are also pushing overall car sales at a time when automakers are struggling to expand business.Fleet operators are estimated to have added more than half a million vehicles over the last two years, accounting for more than 10 per cent of total passenger vehicle sales during this period, largely helped by soaring sales to cab aggregators.Carmakers expect cab aggregators to drive their sales in the future even as fewer people may buy vehicles for personal use. "Bulk of cars will not be privately owned but will be used commercially by aggregators," said RC Bhargava, chairman of the country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India. 56633155 According to carmakers that ET spoke with, app-based cab operators accounted for over 100,000 cars, or almost one-third of total sales to fleet operators last year, up from around 70,000, or about one-fourth of total taxi sales in 2015.
The Event Chronicle
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” “It’s shocking to see legislation that allows for people to literally be killed for exercising their right to protest in a public space,” said Houska, who also serves as the national campaigns director for Honor the Earth, an Indigenous-focused environmental nonprofit. Water protectors at times blocked roads leading to DAPL construction sites as part of the resistance to the pipeline. Blocking traffic is also an occasional tactic of various environmental and human rights movements. Houska also criticized another bill in the legislative lineup that would require North Dakota’s attorney general to sue the federal government to recoup some of the cost of policing the months-long DAPL protests. “These [bills]are meant to criminalize the protests with no real concern for constitutional law,” she said. Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II added, “The state claims they want to work closely with the tribe on repairing our relationship with them.
Sky News
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.. What does that line in his speech, it might embolden them? ... To the Labour Party on the issue of the plan. They took Labour to their word and added in the idea that everyone backs Article 50 being triggered as soon as the plan is published.
Politico
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Russia has tried to sow doubt and division in democracies, attempting to drive a wedge between the U.S. and its allies, Power said, pointing specifically to Germany, Montenegro and even America as examples. While Russian hackers broadly tried to delegitimize Germany’s democratic process, Power noted their more direct campaign in Montenegro, where Russians sought to “violently disrupt the country’s elections, topple the government, install a new administration loyal to Moscow and perhaps even assassinate the prime minister.” In the U.S., she added, Russia sought to undermine faith in the nation’s democratic process and boost one candidate while denigrating the other. “At first glance these interventions by Russia in different parts of the world can appear unrelated. That is because the common thread running through them cannot be found in anything that Russia is for — but rather in what Russia is against.
YourNewsWire
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