Phys.Org
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Bleacher Report
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The NCAA purchased the preseason and postseason National Invitation Tournaments in August 2005. The following year, the NCAA instituted some new changes to the postseason playoff, most notably a seeding process. From 2006 through 2016, a top-three seed always made the NIT. Some years were funkier than others, with a few dark horses finding their way to Madison Square Garden for the semifinals, but chalk won out more often than not in the past decade. You can throw all past precedent out the window this year, however, as no top-three seed made the semifinals and only two seeds higher than No. 6 (No. 4 seeds TCU and Central Florida) made it that far. No. 6 seed Georgia Tech and No. 8 seed CS Bakersfield will join them. Here's a look at the latest bracket and semifinal schedule, as well as some predictions for Tuesday's games. Predictions No. 6 Georgia Tech vs.
TIME - Top Stories
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Heading to a small business becomes a gamble. As chains become more popular, they get more money to spread even further. The cycle spreads. Entrepreneurs struggle to get the opportunity to start their own endeavors. 3. Lumped funding. Venture capital has been on the rise for more than a decade, peaking in 2015 with $63.3 billion dollars in investments and 2016 was impressive, too, with $47.1 billion in investments . Looking at the total dollar values alone, its easy to think that this is actually a golden age for startups and entrepreneurs. The vast majority of this funding, though, pools in a small number of potential businesses. Venture capitalists and angel investors tend to gravitate toward the ideas and businesses with the greatest possible chance of success and understandably so. Yet startups with more tenuous models, or those covering less familiar territory, hardly ever get a slice of the pie.
South China Morning Post
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After months of teasing, Alaska Airlines has bad news for loyal customers of Virgin America their airlines name is being dumped. Alaska announced late Wednesday it will retire the Virgin brand, probably in 2019, adding that name to a list including Continental and US Airways that disappeared in the past decade. Launching a new airline takes lots of money and patience one reason that Virgin Americas debut in 2007 was so eye-catching. The other was its hip vibe...
BBC News 24
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the third in more than a decade, in Britain. It's a tremendous record for our security services but reminds us the ability to carry out violence on this level is held by people who do not have much.
The Guardian - Network Front
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The speed of technological change had, in this case, outstripped what had often seemed a glacial rate of progress since Wembley was first identified as the new national stadium’s home in 1996. Yet in context it was more a quirk than a bump in the road and, a decade on, the impression is of a facility more comfortable in its own skin than when it opened its doors under a lingering cloud of debate about its financing and the very role it ought to play. Continue reading...
The Economist - United States
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Journalist at work NESTLED between a nail parlour and a tanning salon on Wilshire Avenue in Santa Monica, an upscale part of Los Angeles, is a newer kind of spa. Opened last year, CryoZone invites customers to spend $75 for three minutes in a cryogenic chamber cooled to -110°C for fledgling freezers and -132°C for chilling connoisseurs. The treatment is meant to calm inflammation and soothe muscle soreness, but Angelenos swear by it to solve all sorts of ills, from tennis elbow to the urgent need to lose a bit of weight before a daughter’s wedding. Invented in Japan in 1978 as a remedy for rheumatoid arthritis, cryotherapy is not new. But it was not until European rugby and football teams started freezing themselves in the past decade that it became more popular. America, which boasts at least 400 cryotherapy spas, is the first place to offer wide access to it.
South China Morning Post
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Bob Iger, Walt Disneys chief executive officer for more than a decade, agreed to a contract extension that will keep him atop the worlds largest entertainment company until July 2019. Disney, based in Burbank, California, announced the extension in a statement Thursday. Iger, 66, had a contract running through June 2018. His annual salary will remain unchanged, but hell get US$5 million for agreeing to the new pact. The agreement settles who will run the film, TV and theme-...
Global News
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The federal government has eliminated a decade-old tax deduction from the budget, meaning commuters will have to fork over more money next tax season.
Daily Mail - Science
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WikiLeaks has released a new set of documents called Vault 7Dark Matter,’ which it claims confirms that the CIA has been spying on Apple devices for roughly a decade.
The Event Chronicle
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BBC Parliament
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joined the programme with education and health care services to give kids a good grounding. But the same children centres that I used to use are now facing devastating cuts and closures. We have also seen cuts in health promotion, fewer health visitors, all of this is contributing to a picture that is getting bleaker. It is little wonder that this week it was revealed that baby teeth removal is, extracting baby teeth from children, up 24% in the last decade
The Hill
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Nearly a decade after the depths of the worst recession in eighty years, a rebounding economy has Americans on the move again - and those looking for a new place to call home are choosing the Sun Belt.New figures r...
Leicester Mercury
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Six children under four have had to have their teeth out in hospital in the past year, according to new figures. But city public health officials believe that children's oral health is gradually improving. It comes as new analysis by the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons show that nationwide there has been a 24 per cent rise in tooth extractions in the under-fours in the past decade.#Read more: NHS bosses have said when child heart surgery services could start being...
BBC Parliament
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It feels a little like closing the stable door after the feels a little like closing the stable door after the horse has bolted. 500,000 children in the last decade were not school bolted. 500,000 children in the last decade were not school ready by the age of five and for many, the gap will still be there age of five and for many, the gap will still be there when they leave school if it has not widened even further. If we don't get the building blocks right from the start,.
South China Morning Post
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Over the past decade, Dalian corn futures prices have been on a roller-coaster ride. From a record low of just over 1,000 yuan (US$145.21) per tonne, they peaked dramatically at 2,770 yuan. Trending down in erratic steps within a trend channel since then, they have spent the past seven months trying to base against Fibonacci retracement and secular support between 1,375 and 1,500 yuan. The big hammer candle a fortnight ago, following the bullish Marabuzo candle from trend channel support, adds...
Autocar
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Skoda's first all-electric car will go on sale around the end of the decade; it's likely to be larger than Volkswagen's ID concept The first Skoda electric SUV concept will be unveiled at the Shanghai motor show in April and is targeted to go on sale around the end of the decade. A new image revealing Skoda's strategy for China hints the advent of two new SUVs, dubbed 'Model K' and 'Model Q', to come ahead of the Kodiaq coupé - one likely being the replacement for the Yeti, while the other will be an all-new model. The image surfaced on a Facebook fan page . Although few details have been revealed, Skoda research and development boss Christian Strube confirmed that the brand’s first all-electric car was imminent. “It’s in the design studio and will be ready for Shanghai in April,” he said. “It is our interpretation of a car on the [VW Group’s] MEB platform and it will be packed with technology and really emotional.
CNN
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London was struck by a terror attack on Wednesday that killed three people and left dozens injured in the city's deadliest attack in over a decade. Here's how it unfolded:
RT
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Variety
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TIME - Top Stories
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The finale of BBC America's series Planet Earth II focuses on a habitat one might not expect the show to examine: cities. But given that urban areas are expected to grow by almost 30 percent over the next decade making them the fastest expanding environment in the world it makes perfect sense as a cap to the show. Across the globe, cities are places where animals live and adapt, thriving among humans. It's a wildlife series, so we're looking at how animals overcome the challenges of living in their particular environment in the most extraordinary and surprising ways, explains producer Fredi Devas. I was really excited about working on the Cities' film, because it's such a new area of research, and animals are just showing extraordinary adaptation to this man-made world. Focusing on various cities around the world, the series follows wildlife from leopards in Mumbai, India, to peregrine falcons in New York City.
The Hill
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Sputnik International
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Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has said Taiwan faces no choice but to arm itself with a submarine fleet, in the face of growing "Chinese aggression" in the South China Sea. In a development that will alter the military balance in the region, Taiwan expects deployment in less than a decade.
BBC One Wales
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He says there's a culture of "fear and blame" and too many organisations have a defensive attitude. The number of complaints that are coming to my office about public services have doubled over the last decade so we've gone from investigating.