Carscoops
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With opulence so common now in certain regions of the world , we shouldnt really be all that surprised to see rare animals mixing it up with rare automobiles. Read more »
The Iran Project
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Iran Review|Mahmoud Omidsalar: Somewhere in Thinking the Twentieth Century (2009), a book, which is based on a series of conversations between the historians Tony Judt (1948-2010) and Timothy Snyder, Judt says—and I’m paraphrasingIntellectuals around the world share a common frame of reference because they tend to read the same books, enjoy the same art, and receive their information from the same international network. Most end up having more in common with one another than they do with the general populations of their respective countries. Consequently, the Iranian and the Indian, the British and the Brazilian, or the Chinese and the Chilean intellectuals can communicate with each other better than they can with the general public of their own countries. Their non-intellectual compatriots, especially those of lower economic circumstances, assess social, economic, and political issues differently.
Politico
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But the conservative group Alliance Defending Freedom, which has filed lawsuits nationwide over the issue, said that rescinding the guidance is “common sense” for parents and students across the country who are concerned with “bodily privacy.” “The privacy, safety and dignity of young students should be the first concern of every local school official across America,” said Gary McCaleb, ADF's senior counsel. “The Obama administration radically distorted a federal law that was meant to equalize educational opportunities for women, and then forced local officials to intermingle boys and girls within studentsprivate facilities like locker rooms, hotel rooms on school trips, and restrooms. “School officials shouldnt have to fear losing crucial federal funding when they protect all studentsprivacy,” he added. DeVos is reportedly at odds with the Justice Department over rescinding the guidance.
Universe Today
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The similar spectral gradients observed for the pair 2004 VN112 2013 RF98 suggests a common physical origin, said Julia de León, the first author of a new paper , and who is an astrophysicist at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC). We are proposing the possibility that they were previously a binary asteroid which became unbound during an encounter with a more massive object. Sequence of images taken with the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS (GTC) to identify one of the ETNO´s studied in this article, 2013 RF98, where one can see how it moves during four consecutive nights. Below, right, visible spectra obtained with the GTC of the two objects 2004 VN112 and 2013 RF98. The red lines show the gradients of the spectra. Credit: Julia de León (IAC). To test their hypothesis, the team performed thousands of simulations to see how the poles of the orbits would separate as time went on.
Leicester Mercury
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Leicester Tigers scrum-half Jono Kitto has spoken frankly about his own experiences as he takes on an ambassadorial role in the Rugby Players' Association's #LiftTheWeight campaign.The campaign's aim is to lift the stigma surrounding mental health issues, something Kitto has had to deal with as a rugby player. It is believed that as many as one in four people in this country could be affected by mental illness in any year, depression and anxiety the most common conditions.RPA chief executive...
Washington Free Beacon
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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said that Acosta deserved " serious consideration ," praising his record as a legal scholar and regulator. The reception from labor groups does not appear to have dampened Acosta's support in the business community. The International Franchise Association, which backed Puzder's bid for labor secretary, said that Acosta is receiving the impartial assessment that any nominee is due. Association spokesman Matthew Haller added that union support is not a "cause for concern" because Acosta has demonstrated his preference for enforcing the law, rather than engaging in rule-making outside the bounds of the agency—a common complaint against the Department of Labor under President Obama. "We don't have any cause for concern and as far as his casework at the Labor Board is concerned, it shows a preference for careful consideration of the facts, which is what has been missing for years at the NLRB and in the Obama DOL," Haller said in an email.
BBC Two England
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But as polling day draws nigh, this by-election here in Stoke is becoming not just about whether Brexit is the new fault line in British politics or Labour's troubles, but more about whether Ukip's Paul Nuttall has been telling the truth about something that happened in his past. The man who now fills Nigel Farage's brogues as Ukip leader believes his party has taken over from Labour as the voice of the common man in Stoke.
BBC Two England
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Labour hold the seat. 5000 votes behind them, in equal second place in 2015, the Conservatives and Ukip. The common assumption is this is an area where Ukip should do better, it is not natural territory for the Conservatives. But on the other hand, in national polling since the referendum, we have seen the Conservatives gaining a big chunk of vote, much of it perhaps coming from Ukip voters who are quite happy with Theresa May's hard Brexit approach.
Universe Today
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And while this sort of thing is common with glaciers, the collapse of a large section of Larsen C could speed the flow of the Larsen Glacier towards the Antarctic Ocean. As Dr Paul Holland, an ice and ocean modeller at the British Antarctic Survey, said in a recent press release : “Iceberg calving is a normal part of the glacier life cycle, and there is every chance that Larsen C will remain stable and this ice will regrow. However, it is also possible that this iceberg calving will leave Larsen C in an unstable configuration. If that happens, further iceberg calving could cause a retreat of Larsen C. We wont be able to tell whether Larsen C is unstable until the iceberg has calved and we are able to understand the behavior of the remaining ice. The stability of ice shelves is important because they resist the flow of the grounded ice inland.
BBC One Yorkshire
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Jo had this huge energy, this vitality, this love, and we didn't want the anniversary to be a mournful, solemn occasion. We wanted actually to be celebratory about the things that we have in common, and also we wanted it to bring the community together. Her killing was designed to divide us and we can think of no better response to that than actually a huge act of national unity.
Phys.Org
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Oregon experienced very low snowpack levels in 2014 and historically low snowpack levels in 2015; now a new study suggests that these occurrences may not be anomalous in the future and could become much more common if average temperatures warm just two degrees (Celsius).
NPR
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Scientists in India say the frogs are actually fairly common but have eluded discovery likely because of their extremely small size, secretive habitats and unusual calls. (Image credit: SD Biju )
Voice Of America
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Two key members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet are hoping to soothe concern and anger about the new U.S. administration's policies towards Mexico. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly meet Thursday with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and members of his cabinet, in what is expected to be the first in a series of high level meetings focusing on drug trafficking, trade and immigration. "It's significant that the president is sending the secretaries to Mexico so early in his administration," White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday. "It's symbolic of the meaningful relationship our two nations have." He also referred to relations between the two countries as "healthy and robust." WATCH: Spicer on US-Mexico relationship The trip comes at what is seen as a low point in relations between the two countries, which have enjoyed peace along their 3,100 kilometer-long common border since the Mexican-American War of the late 1840’s.
The Huffington Post
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Ultimately, the reason so many predators are going savage becomes apparent: Dawn Bellwether, an innocent-looking sheep-turned-city mayor, has been injecting a serum made out of the flowers Night howlers into predators to transform them into dangerous creatures. Near the end of the movie, when Dawn discovers Judy knows of her plot, she tries to convince her that Judy, too, could benefit. Think of it, she says. Ninety percent of the population, united against a common enemy. Well be unstoppable. Dawn explains how she has exploited fear to her political advantage. When Judy stands with Nick despite Dawns plea, a police officer pushes the two of them into a hole. Standing above them, Dawn shoots Nick with the dangerous serum, hoping he goes savage and kills Judy. Gosh, think of the headline: Hero cop killed by savage fox! Dawn says.
BoingBoing
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I saw this coming, for the past ten years or more. I saw small Trumps, rising and tramping around, first timidly, then bravely, and finally boldly. I saw the same thing happening in Serbia and in Italy, during the late 20th century. They were not called Donald Trump, but rather Milosevic and Berlusconi, and even though I live in three countries, all three of them had common features. They were all men, they were all macho, and they were all self-made potentates with heaps of money, media domination, and mountains of bold fraud. The bigger, the faker. That was always their development strategy. Pundits call our current era a "post truth time" where politicians are immune to facts -- nobody checks to see if rhetoric matches reality, not the media, not the voters, least of all God. Some ruthless pundits even claim that truth deserves to be destroyed -- that our lived experience is so bad that truth merely gets in the way.
ScienceDaily
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Hospitals can improve patient care and reduce costs associated with coronary angioplasty if cardiologists perform more of these procedures through an artery in the wrist and if they take steps to discharge such patients on the same day, according to a new study.
MintPress News
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Daily Express
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Voice Of America
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Two key members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet are hoping to soothe concern and anger about the new U.S. administration's policies towards Mexico. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly meet Thursday with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and members of his cabinet, in what is expected to be the first in a series of high level meetings focusing on drug trafficking, trade and immigration. "It's significant that the president is sending the secretaries to Mexico so early in his administration," White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday. "It's symbolic of the meaningful relationship our two nations have." The trip comes at what is seen as a low point in relations between the two countries, which have enjoyed peace along their 3,100 kilometer-long common border since the Mexican-American War of the late 1840’s.
Collective Evolution
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In business it’s a common, but insidious thought that governs our behaviour: ‘What is going to make me money?’ As soon as our thoughts switch to money, we have lost touch with the creative impulse and our egos start to take over, for personal gain. What we create becomes about the money first and the creation second. To clarify — we are right to think about our livelihood, but how can we possibly know what will support our lives? Quite simply, we like to think we know because it feels safer, but we dont. So the golden question emerges: What will make you enough money to live well and happy? From my resistance to earning money in ways that made me unhealthy or unhappy, I have pondered this question for days and weeks over years. The answer has been lurking in my consciousness the whole time, but I didnt want to hear it. Eventually I listened and this is what it said… ‘When you do your soul’s work, it will support your life.
MintPress News
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Leicester Mercury
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Leicester Tigers scrum-half Jono Kitto has spoken frankly about his own experiences as he takes on an ambassadorial role in the Rugby Players' Association's #LiftTheWeight campaign.The campaign's aim is to lift the stigma surrounding mental health issues, something Kitto has had to deal with as a rugby player. It is believed that as many as one in four people in this country could be affected by mental illness in any year, depression and anxiety the most common conditions.RPA chief executive...
Voice Of America
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Safi is effusive in his praise for his treatment in Serbia, but his experience of crossing through Iran, Turkey and Bulgaria has left him with a deep mistrust of official camps. "You cannot imagine life here," he said, "but I dont go to the camp as maybe one day the camp will be closed." Rumors of camps suddenly becoming "closed" before refugees are deported back to the countries they passed through to get to Serbia are common, though unverified, and they are vigorously denied by the commissariat’s Miskovic. Unwilling to wait Safi also figures the barracks are his best shot at connecting with smugglers and making it into EU member Hungary, which he sees as a gateway into western Europe. He has made three attempts, and claims one friend has tried and failed 29 times. Safi has given up on the official procedure passing legally onward, which includes waiting to move up an official waiting list likely to favor families and the most vulnerable.
Voice Of America
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Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta also pledged to work with Farmajo's government. “Kenya remains committed to the regional security of the region and to collaborate with Somalia to defeat its enemy, the terrorists, which is also our common enemy," said Kenyatta. "We are asking the international community to support the new government of Somalia because Somalia’s security and development is vital for the security of the entire region and the whole world." U.S. ambassador Schwartz said the ceremony reflects Farmajo's level of support. “The presence here today of all the leaders of Somalia’s neighboring countries, and the presence of many of his predecessors and his rivals for the presidency ...I take as a very positive sign of the goodwill towards Somalia and towards the new president.” “We know the expectations are high for the new president and we all need to work together to meet them,” Schwartz said, Security Tightened The inauguration comes as al-Shabab continues to launch attacks on government and AU targets around the country.