BMW Blog
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The world is currently patiently waiting for BMW to go through the usual process of bringing out the final version of the 8 Series Concept that was unveiled in Italy last week. The revival of the beloved badge will take place next year, with the 2-door coupe version leading the assault on the S-Class Coupe . However, more body styles will join the range later down the line. According to our sources, we'll also get to see a Convertible and a Gran Coupe. But what about a shooting brake? Well, to put it blunt, there's no way in hell that's going to happen. But that doesn't mean that digital renderings can't be put together, to offer a rough idea of how they might turn out looking. That said, the guys from X-Tomi design were the first to deliver, with this rather interesting take on how a shooting brake could look like in 8 Series clothes. We definitely wouldn't say no to such a contraption, especially since it would sit nicely next to all those Ferrari F12s out there or even the new GTC4Lusso.
BBC News 24
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will? We are investing a tremendous amount in French cinema in the local entertainment industry. We think it is quite effective because we are bringing those stories from France to the world in a way that hides a much bigger audience, and more relevance for French products. We know it is a clouded market
The Economic Times
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Bleacher Report
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Fact: Takuma Sato won the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, becoming the first Japanese driver ever to win the race. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Facts of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: B/R Insights
BBC News 24
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Hello there, good evening. In the next few days we should see weather coming from the west bringing fresher conditions. There is a lot of.
The Event Chronicle
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We sort ourselves into teams based on imaginary lines, dress up in costumes, pledge allegiance to pieces of cloth, and then mercilessly slaughter total strangers. This reality — that waging war is both extremely unpleasant and fundamentally ridiculous, yet we keep doing it – indicates that it must serve some important purpose. And all the history books I’ve ever read and all the history I’ve lived through suggests what that is: Wars are less about conflicts between societies than about conflicts within societies. Every country has a militaristic right-wing, and nothing helps that right-wing triumph over their domestic enemies more than a state of war. And just like a pharmaceutical company that doesnt want to cure diseases when managing them is so profitable, their top priority is never bringing the war to an end, but maintaining and expanding their power within the country.
The Economic Times
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The association represents all handset making companies including Apple, Samsung and Micromax, among others. The government’s move to levy 12 per cent GST on mobile phones will push up prices of locally made phones by 4-5 per cent, bringing them at par with imported ones, thus taking away advantage for domestic manufacturing which existed due to the existing duty differential structure. The association on Monday sought finance ministry’s intervention to exempt phones under Rs 5,000 from GST or impose a 5 per cent GST to keep them low cost is possible, while 12 per cent can be kept for the rest. The association has also asked the ministry to define ‘parts’ for mobile phone manufacturing, that will attract a 12 per cent GST. It added that sub-parts should also be put under the 12 per cent tax limit. While thegovernment has assured its support to the industry, with imposition of basic customs duty (BCD) on imported phones emerging as a strong option to make imports more expensive vis-à-vis locally made devices, it is yet to take a final decision.
The Economic Times
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The government’s move to levy 12% GST on mobile phones will push up prices of locally made phones by 4-5%, bringing them at par with imported ones.
Bleacher Report
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He is also quick and agile enough to excel in pass coverage and to develop into a potential ball hawk at the collegiate level. Dowell possesses an elite skill set that schools are constantly looking for out of a safety, and he has the potential to be a defense-changing player as he continues to progress. Since his ties to Michigan State run so deeply, Dowell's decision to play for the Spartans didn't come as much of a surprise. Even so, it represents a major coup for MSU as it attempts to return to the elite ranks after a disappointing 2016 campaign. Michigan State went just went just 3-9, but it won at least 11 games in five of the six seasons prior to that. The foundation is in place for the Spartans to be national title contenders again in the near future, and bringing in a do-everything safety like Dowell will help immensely in that regard.
BBC News 24
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Over the next day or two, we will feel fresher air coming over the UK. Just know it is somewhere towards the northwest and it has been bringing humid.
Channel 4
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On tomorrow night's Channel 4 News we're bringing together over 100 under-30s and over-60s to debate intergenerational fairness in a special programme from Wolverhampton. Before the live interviews which you can see at a pity let's go back.
Inc.
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Because if you sign a licensing contract without one, you're essentially giving away your product.
The Event Chronicle
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France 24
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The Event Chronicle
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At the end of the “Little Ice Age,” in 1859, the Sunburped,” spewing out two coronal mass ejections (CMEs), accompanied by solar flares and other solar activity, that hit Earth. This become known as the Carrington Event (named after British astronomer Richard Carrington who observed a solar flare that preceded the main event). At the time unusual auroras were seen around the world due to the solar outburst, and the primitive mid-nineteenth century telegraph lines were overloaded by the incoming charged particles and accompanying geomagnetic storm. Overall, in 1859 the solar outburst caused little more than minor damage and a bit of an inconvenience for those who utilised the telegraph lines. If a Carrington-level event were to hit today, the story would be much different! A Carrington-level event could knock out modern electronics around the globe, bringing computer systems, electrical grids, the Internet, communications, satellites, and much more to a standstill.
Autosport - WRC
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Radar Online
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When Beyoncé goes into labor, she’ll have one very special helper by her side: 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy ! According to an insider, the superstar and hubby Jay Z have agreed to let Blue play nurse when the singer gives birth to twins, which the insider claims will happen via C-section in JuneBlue will be one of the first to hold the babies, with help from Jay, of course, and she’ll be responsible for writing down their height and weight,” shares the insider. “She’ll even get to help tie the ID bracelets on their wrists.” Though some might be hesitant to have a child in the operating room, Bey and Jay “want to make Blue feel included in anything related to bringing the twins into the world,” the insider says. “She’s excited — and they dont want her to be jealous.” Paging Nurse Blue!
Collective Evolution
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Bringing art in to a poverty-stricken place, or to a sophisticated one, can provide light and depth at the same time. Much like the housing community, to me, looks dreary with its cookie cutter appeal, a state of squalor can be equally as depressing. Kampung Pelangi, a small village in Indonesia , is among the latter. Once seen as a degraded slum, it has now transformed itself into an array of bright colors and unique designs. The idea came about as a growing trend seemed to surface in the country, with at least three other downs brightening up with creative murals on the walls of narrow passageways. The Central Java community, under the direction of 54-year-old junior high principal Slamet Widodo, spent more than $22k on the whimsical makeover. Now, at least 232 homes in Kampung Pelangi have been transformed into works of art. The result? A whole new, upbeat energy pulsating through the village.
BBC News 24
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what's to come. North Atlantic flux took us on a four-day journey of musical discovery, bringing a hose of Icelandic and Scandinavian musicians to.
Voice Of America
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The two Congressmen issued carefully worded statements. But Curbelo corrected news reports to ensure he would be credited with being the first to do so. Bringing formal charges of wrongdoing against the president is something lawmakers in the Republican-controlled House can do with a simple majority. It’s a risky move that could set the stage for shifts among the other 22 House Republicans who hold districts won by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016 and are betting that a close election fight could be decided by a public stance on Trump. Assessing voter sentiment For most members, the decision on whether to stand with Trump is still in the future. Currently in the midst of a ten-day recess, legislators are getting a first chance to talk to voters in their districts since the appointment of the special counsel May 17. In a Quinnipiac University poll released last Wednesday, 54 percent of American voters said President Trump is abusing the powers of his office.
BBC Parliament
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uniting Scotland. It is labour that offers a better way of bridging the divide in our community. Put the needs and aspirations of Scottish people first. Build a constitutional settlement for Scotland around taking powers from Brussels and bringing them back to Edinburgh rather than to Whitehall, making sure the Scottish Parliament has the powers to deal with the jobs issues I have talked.
Voice Of America
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Rapists face up to 14 years. Rebecca Chuol Ungdeng, whose aid worker husband John Gatluak was killed in the attack, said she feared returning for the trial. "Why was he killed while he is not a soldier?" she said from exile in Uganda. "He has no enmity with anyone. Is it because he is Nuer?" Mohammed said witnesses who could not travel to Juba could testify via video or send a representative. However, five survivors said they had not been called to testify, raising questions about the government's ability to carry out a fair trial. Two of the rape victims said they might return to Juba to testify if their anonymity and safety was guaranteed. "The most important outcome for me is to end the culture of impunity," said a Western woman sexually assaulted by four soldiers. "I don't think it should just be about us and about our case, but about this larger issue of bringing justice to these crimes [committed against] many other people as well.
Core77
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Sky News
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vision to do just that. It's about, of course, getting the right deal abroad, so it is about bringing back control of our laws, of our money, and control of our borders, getting that right deal. But it's also about securing new.