Android Police
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In October of last year, Cody found strings in his teardown of the Play Store 7.1 that hinted at a mysterious "Device Certification" label. Back then, he theorized that it could be an indicator of whether your device was indeed GMS certified and thus supposed to have the Play Store or it could be a SafetyNet check to see if your firmware was modified in any form. The correct answer turned out to be the first one. Read More The Play Store should soon tell you if your device is GMS certified or not was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
The Huffington Post
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Building on the lessons we learned there, we set out to equip Paraguayan farmers with sustainable approaches. We also rolled out a certification program based on three pillars: increasing the use of best agricultural practices, protecting worker welfare and managing greenhouse gases. Similar collaborations with farmers have been going on in other countries. And although every place and every supply chain is different, we've managed to reach more than 148,000 farmers and suppliers around the world, including 15,000 small- and large-scale soy farmers in Brazil, 21,000 palm oil small farmers in Indonesia, 1,000 soy farmers in Paraguay and 90,000 cocoa farmers and cooperatives in West Africa. All of this goes to show that stopping deforestation has to happen on multiple fronts. It's not just shoes on the ground or satellites 100 miles up in space, it's both - and more.
KyivPost
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President, big dreams.” A man can’t find a job. A woman can’t find a job. A teacher with advanced certification can’t find a damn job. A lesbian couple just got married; thank you, Mr. President. A man sends his medical bills, a woman sends her student-loan statements, a child sends her drawing of a cat, a mother sends her teenager’s report card straight A’s, isnt that awesome, Mr. President? Read the full story here. The post New York Times: What Americans wrote to Obama appeared first on KyivPost .
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Techradar
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4. Water resistance Water resistance still isnt a feature of all flagship phones, but its increasingly heading that way, with even the iPhone 7 sporting a certain amount, so the Pixel having none (beyond being splash-resistant) was unfortunate. Hopefully that will be changed for the Google Pixel 2, and well get a phone that at least matches the best waterproofing on current phones that means IP68 certification, but if it can go even further and be fully waterproof, then all the better. 5. Better battery life It seems like were asking for better battery life from almost every phone, but the Pixel is particularly in need, often requiring a top-up midway through an evening. Thats not great at any price, but especially not on a flagship, so we want to see vast improvements in life from the Pixel 2.
Forbes
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NuScale Power is on track to build the first small modular nuclear reactor in America, submitting the first design certification application for any SMR to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and providing something we’ve all been waiting for – a reactor that cannot meltdown.
BoingBoing
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Android Police
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As far as Bluetooth speakers go, the UE ROLL 2 is probably one of the best, at least if you're aiming at under $100. However, now you can score one for $68 at Amazon and WalMart, provided you're OK with grey or blue. The UE ROLL 2 is waterproof, with IPX7 certification - which means it can be immersed in 1m water for up to 30 minutes - and can go for 9 hours on a charge. Read More [Deal Alert] UE ROLL 2 available for $68 at Amazon, Wal-Mart ($32 off) was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
Washingtons Blog
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The criminality was actually at the very top — where Obama had promised “I’m protecting you.” So, the TARP’s Inspector General urged, on 26 October 2016 (since the President was refusing to prosecute those people), that Congress remove the insulation around Wall Street CEOs and other high-level officials by requiring the CEO, CFO and certain other senior executives to sign an annual certification that they have conducted due diligence within their organization and can certify that that there is no criminal conduct or civil fraud in their organization.” The Special Inspector General of TARP, Christy Goldsmith Romero, was proposing this, as being the way to make prosecutions, of these top-level fraud-executives, so easy that the Obama Administration’s claims — that there was no top-level fraud that could be prosecuted — would be an even more blatant, absurdly false, lie, than it had been .
The Sun Daily
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He also said halal products, especially from Malaysia, had vast potential to be marketed in the province, and it did not refer only to food products, but also cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. In fact, he said many local entrepreneurs here were hoping to get halal certification for their products, hence opening a huge opportunity to be explored by the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) and the Halal Development Corporation (HDC). The deputy prime minister, who is also the chairman of the cabinet committee on the national halal industry, also agreed to increase the number of trade missions from Malaysia to Yunnan so that Malaysian halal industry players could meet and forge closer cooperation with their counterparts here. He said he had also obtained Jakim and HDC's agreement to internationalise their halal certificates so that it would be accepted and recognised by other countries, including in the Yunnan province.
TechCrunch
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An internal study of the massive open online courses (MOOCs) offered by Harvard and MIT shows a serious decline in the number of students choosing to enroll and certify via these internet-accessible classrooms. 2016 only saw around half the participants as the previous year likely due to the programs discontinuance of free certification. Read More
Techradar
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The world of smartwatches has been relatively quiet as of late, but LG might be coming back to stir things up with a new wearable ... or more. The company behind the LG Watch Urbane has completed FCC certification in the US for what could be up to four new smartwatch models. That, or four versions of the same smartwatch. We'd say the latter is more likely except for the fact a report from late last year revealed LG had applied to trademark four smartwatch names. However you slice it, it seems at least one new wearable is on the way from LG. The FCC certification documents don't give too much away, but we can glean a few key details: The circular shape of the demonstration images make us confident LG will stick with the classic round face of its previous wearables, rather than the squared display of competitors, like the Apple Watch . The familiar text and color scheme of the menu also point to LG choosing Android Wear to power the new smartwatch's guts.
Techradar
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The world of smartwatches has been relatively quiet as of late, but LG might be coming back to stir things up with a new wearable ... or more. The company behind the LG Watch Urbane has completed FCC certification in the US for what could be up to four new smartwatch models. That, or four versions of the same smartwatch. We'd say the latter is more likely except for the fact a report from late last year revealed LG had applied to trademark four smartwatch names. However you slice it, it seems at least one new wearable is on the way from LG. The FCC certification documents don't give too much away, but we can glean a few key details: The circular shape of the demonstration images make us confident LG will stick with the classic round face of its previous wearables, rather than the squared display of competitors, like the Apple Watch . The familiar text and color scheme of the menu also point to LG choosing Android Wear to power the new smartwatch's guts.
Techradar
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Things have been quiet in the world of smartwatches of late, but LG might be coming back to stir things up with a new wearable. The company behind the LG Watch Urbane has completed FCC certification for what appears to be four new models of smartwatch - if not at least four editions of a new device. The certification documents don't give too much away, but can gleam a few key details: The circular shape of the demonstration images make us confident that LG will revive the classic round watch face of its previous wearables, rather than the more squared display of competitors like the Apple Watch . The familiar text and color scheme of the menu also makes us thing LG will revive Android Wear to power the guts of its new smartwatch. While that's totally us guessing, it wouldn't be a far cry given the LG Watch Urbane and LG Watch Urbane LTE both use Android Wear - the latter switching back to the Android platform after trying out its own take on an OS.
The Huffington Post
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Top Speed
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The GS7 looks like the kind of boxy crossover some Americans may buy, while the EnSpirit has a sportier design. Then theres the GE3 EV, which blends traditional small crossover cues with the looks of a kei car, which isnt a very fortunate combination to be honest. Unfortunately, there arent any actual details about these vehicles available right now, but only the GS7 appears to be ready for production, with both the EnSpirit and GE3 still in concept form. However, GAC did say that its planning to release its vehicles in the North American market in 2018, "after the market survey, obtaining certification and regulation and communicating with potential dealers." Continue reading for the full story.
The Full Signal
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The Sun Daily
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Of course from a commercial point of view, the halal certification is necessary. It is very strict and companies go through extreme audit to attain certification. It is a continuous and vigorous system of checks. Larger companies even have an internal halal committee comprising paid staff to ensure compliance. The staff are regularly trained and there are periodic checks by the authorities. This is a serious matter for businesses in the country and without certification, companies lose the patron-ship of at least 60% of the population. Therefore it is understandable why such rules exist and why companies jealously protect their halal certification. The fear is also because companies know all too well what happens when even the smallest rumour of non-compliance arises. It is not just a loss in revenue but also a loss in jobs and a tedious process of regaining not only consumers faith in their products but also attaining certification and the monetary costs attached to it.
Proactive Investors USA
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NPR
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Farmers have to follow organic rules for three years before they can sell their food as certified organic. That transition period can mean much lower profits. But a new certification may change that. (Image credit: Stephan Savoia/AP)
The Huffington Post
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Some employers also provide bonus points to employees that use these programs or have similar rewards programs of their own. Make working out your work. If you're looking to make a serious lifestyle change, and potentially some serious money, consider an investment in your skills and body. For example, you could look into becoming a personal trainer or fitness instructor. While the certification process can be expensive and time-consuming, afterward you'll be able to charge clients for classes or one-on-one training. Or, you could try to find flexible and active work that suits your interests and experience. Gardener, referee or dog walker could be good fits to supplement your income. Keep exercise-related expenses down. It can be tempting to buy new workout equipment or sign up for a gym when you're excited about a New Year's resolution. However, getting out of a gym contract can be difficult if you change your mind later and there are many ways to get fit without expensive equipment.
Gigaom
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The rationale for those deployment decisions is based on a number of different considerations, including geography, certification, service level agreements, price, and performance. To read the full report, click here .