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The appeals board gives the film an adult certification and sought some cuts.
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SUBANG JAYA: The Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) will continue engaging with the European Commission as the European Union (EU) seeks to tighten restrictions on palm oil import. “We will be talking and engaging with the European Commission to help them understand us better before they make a decision. First and foremost, they must get important facts which is why we talk to them on smallholders and all that. If they get their facts rights, then they can make an objective decision. Our job is to provide them with enough facts,” RSPO CEO Datuk Darrel Webber told reporters at a briefing yesterday. Earlier this month, the EU passed a non-binding resolution in Parliament seeking to impose tighter restrictions on the import of palm oil and is now looking at implementing a single certification scheme. Webber said it is not lobbying for RSPO to be the certification scheme for EU but it is in the best position to talk to the European Commission in terms of the realities on the ground, for example, smallholder and logistical issues – due to its experience.
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It's easy to s queeze the juice out of a Juicero juice bag with your bare hands . But for some reason, the $400 Juicero machine was built to squeeze charcoal briquettes into diamonds. Ben Einstein, a product designer and venture capitalist, took one apart to see what was inside . Excerpts: Juicero’s Press is an incredibly complicated piece of engineering. Of the hundreds of consumer products I’ve taken apart over the years, this is easily among the top 5% on the complexity scale. Because the door must transmit the force of the entire drivetrain pushing against the juice packs, we see MASSIVE machined aluminum components. It is exceptionally rare to see a custom power supply on a first-time hardware startup’s product as these are inspected very carefully as part of UL/ETL certification, creating additional cost and risk. Like many of the other systems on this product, the motor is seemingly custom to account for the exceptionally high rated power (stalls at 5A at 330V DC, which is hard to believe, possibly even a misprint on the motor casing) and sports a custom encoder system designed by Juicero (yellow arrow) Removing the sheet metal frame sheds light on a few more custom-machined aluminum drivetrain components.
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in order to make a decision about certification. The bells on the run two minutes before the House resumes. Following my certification, the Government will table the appropriate consent motion, copies of which will be made available in the vote office and will be distributed by door keepers
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I REFER to “Review palm oil strategy” (Making Sens, April 20). A rather timely advice to those of us involved with this industry that supports nearly 600,000 smallholders and another 400,000 others throughout the palm oil supply chain. If you apply the multiplier effect this industry supports almost 4 million Malaysians. Tan Siok Choo correctly summarised the challenges arising from the European Parliament vote that if left unchecked has the potential to create a topsy turvy situation for the palm oil industry and even serve to undermine its long-term viability. We are in no mood to allow the Europeans to implement a single Europe-driven certification system for sustainable palm oil and control our future destination. She further champions several actions that are required of those associated with the industry to contain the possible fallout from the European vote.
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SUBANG JAYA: The Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) will be engaging with and providing information to the European Commission as the European Union (EU) seeks to tighten restrictions on palm oil import. "We will be talking and engaging with the European Commission to help them understand us better before they make a decision," RSPO CEO Datuk Darrel Webber told reporters at a briefing today. "First and foremost they must get the important facts which is why we talk to them on smallholders and all that. If they get their facts right then they can make an objective decision. Our job is to provide them with enough facts," he said. Earlier this month, the EU passed a non-binding resolution in Parliament seeking to impose tighter restrictions on the import of palm oil and is now looking at a single certification scheme for this purpose. Webber said RSPO members already have a high level of standard and compliance, and would be able to adapt easily to any changes in EU.
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As a smaller version of the DaVinci Resolve, the Micro edition cuts things down to the necessities. However, even with a more streamlined design, this device as the power. On the front are a total of 12 machined control knobs, you get full access to all essential primary color correction tools. In addition, there is a center trackball for precision movement. (at The Gadget Flow ) Dell UP2718Q HDR Display The Dell UltraSharp UP2718Q is the company’s first display to support HDR10, in addition to its UHD 3840x2160 resolution, and it’s backed by the UHD Alliance Premium Certification. HDR, or High Dynamic Range, requires much brighter backlighting than is typical in a desktop display, and the UP2718Q is stated to hit up to 1000 nits, and while not listed in Dell's brief press release, this is very likely being driven by full-array backlighting. This display is targeted directly at professionals.
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The safety certification of the new plane - which state media says will have a catalogue price tag of around US$50 million, less than half that of a Boeing 737 or Airbus A320 - could be among the biggest issues for the C919 internationally. Having a plane certified to fly commercially is tough enough even for Western jetmakers as aircraft become more complex and supply chains expand. There is still uncertainty over approvals needed for the C919 to secure a foothold beyond China, with the United States and European Union having the most influence. Although the EU has agreed to recognise some of the checks carried out by China, it is expected to insist on some of its own tests before issuing a safety certificate and is trying to understand where discrepancies between the two systems lie. "We are just at the start of the process," said Patrick Ky, executive director of the European Aviation Safety Agency.
Techradar - Reviews
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In fact, some might even claim that the term workstation doesnt really apply given the lack of next business day warranty, support for Xeon/ECC/Quadro, enterprise-grade security (no TPM chip for example) and the absence of backing from ISV (e.g. AutoCAD or SolidWorks). That said, this notebook will still be great for video editing, rendering and photo-editing if the applications used do not require any sort of hardware certification. Note that two other versions of this portable are available, both with twin Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs in tandem. All in all, it is worth shopping around for other options. Whether youre based in the US or elsewhere, a quick search online using the chassis descriptor will bring up a dozen PC vendors that sell laptops based on this design (Sager/Xiotic, Eurocom, PC Specialist, EVOC, AVAdirect, Ibuypower, Prostar, Scan, MyPC, Novatech and many more). Weve highlighted the 10 best mobile workstations of 2017
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PMP is one of the most globally recognized project management certifications. Getting certified isnt a corporate trophyProject Management Professionals are critical to making sure deliverables are delivered, teams are working together, and ensuring money/time/resources arent wasted in the process. Basically, they make stuff get done, and they get a nice little bonus on their paychecks for doing so. This course will give you a fancy online certification, yes, but it also follows a curriculum that's approved by the Project Management Institute®, which means you'll be plenty ready to ace the big time certification exams as well. If you want to take on more complex responsibilities at work and refine your team leadership skills, pick up the Project Management Professional Certification Training in the Boing Boing Store for $49.99.
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NRA Carry Guard is an elite training, insurance, and education program. It is the finest in the world. For any citizen who gets up and puts a gun on their hip, Carry Guard is for them." Both the training and insurance will feature tiered offerings. The concealed-carry training classes will come in addition to the courses the NRA, the largest gun-training institution in America, already offers across the country. The classes will be specialized for concealed carry, take place over the course of days instead of hours, and involve more rigorous standards for certification. "It's going to be much more involved, much more intense," Powers said. "It was created from the ground up by a team of veteran SEALS, veteran Green Berets, veteran law enforcement experts, and it is very intense. People who have gone through the program are saying it's the best they've ever seen.
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These candidates are already type rated on narrow body Boeing 737 and conversion as pilots for the wide-body B737 can be done easily, he said. "Conversion from a narrow body Boeing pilot to a wide-body Boeing aircraft pilot is easier than from Airbus to Boeing or vice versa as the training period then gets reduced from eight sessions to about four sessions," the source said. This, in turn, reduces the type rating cost as well, he said. Of the 85 co-pilots who are expected to join the airline in May, 45 are likely to be deployed on B777s and the remaining 40 on B787s, he said. Type rating is a regulating agencies' certification given to a pilot to fly a certain aircraft type that requires additional training, which involves huge cost, beyond the scope of the initial license and aircraft class training. According to the source, a B777 requires a set (each set has two pilots) of 13 pilots (26 pilots) and a set of eight pilots (16 pilots) is needed for operating a Boeing 787.
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