The Huffington Post
3 minutes
Despite what Republican (and many Democratic) congressmen preach--despite what talk-radio hosts, academics, entrepreneurs, anti-labor propagandists, revisionist historians, mainstream media puppets, and comfortable suburbanites would have us believe, it was labor union muscle and the tacit threat of violence that single-handedly created the American middle-class. It's a fact. Of course, because civil disobedience and "muscle" tend to be messy and scary--impervious to pretty words, seminar-speak, "mission statements," and team-building exercises--the Establishment wants us to believe that anything falling outside the bounds of civil discussion and spilling into the streets is undignified, unsavory, and (the biggest lie of all) unnecessary. Examine the history. The middle-class did not coalesce until the post-war decade of the 1950s. Prior to that, the middle-class didn't exist.
KyivPost
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Plans to sell government stakes in energy enterprises have been in the works for around a decade. The State Property Fund announced plans to sell not only Odesa Portside Plant last year but six regional power supply companies, or oblenergos, and four combined heat-and-power plants on its privatization calendar. Later the State Property Fund pushed back the auction date of five of the oblenergos to January, and one to May, although it appears plans to sell five of the power distributors will again be postponed. Centrenergo, a company that owns three power plants in different regions of Ukraine, has also had its privatization pushed to 2017. Concorde Capital head of research Alexander Paraschiy said while the privatization of the energy sector as a whole doesnt need to be postponed, the State Property Fund should wait until parliament adopts the awaited legislative changes for the sector before selling off stakes in certain enterprises.
Herald Courier
6 minutes
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees plan to go to salary arbitration with reliever Dellin Betances, which would be the team's first hearing in nearly a decade.
Petrolicious
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2 Volume Set Marcello Gandini was born on August 26, 1938. Raised in Turin, the motor city of Italy, and born the son of a musician, composer, and conductor, perhaps it might have been expected that more than a modicum of creativity would run through his veins. While the designer is best associated with some of the most exotic Italian cars produced in the 1960's and 1970’s – the Lamborghini Miura and Countach, and the production Lancia Stratos when looking at Gandini’s career in retrospect, he has had a very deep and diverse client list including Alfa Romeo, BMW, Bugatti, Cizeta, Citroën, De Tomaso, Ferrari, Fiat, Iso Rivolta, Lamborghini, Lancia, Maserati, and Renault, as well as branching out into other areas including architecture, and even the body styling of the Heli-Sport CH-7 helicopter. Yet, despite a six-decade long career, and his impact on automotive design that is still felt today, no tome on the designer has ever been published until now.
The Huffington Post
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" People expect them to be professionally produced. This can be expensive. But now there's a potential solution: if we do a good job and get enough eyeballs, then Facebook is giving us the opportunity to sell ads that can help pay for this marketing activity. Only a decade ago, the Internet gave us short video clips of kittens and puppies and, thank God, we still have them today. But the Internet has matured. Now, we have kittens, puppies and two brothers hilariously convincing their innocent sister that a zombie apocalypse actually happened. Today, businesses can produce their own TV shows and broadcast live or at a later date to a potential audience of billions on Facebook. Smart business owners are investing in this platform to grow awareness of their brands. The smartest are taking these shows seriously because they know that, like any popular TV show, if enough views are garnered to sell ads, they now have the ability to create a new revenue stream for their business.
Futurity
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While the experiments are not easy, they would not be possible without the remarkable advances in electron microscopy from the past decade. Watch nanotubes wriggle to form a bridge Their experiments focused on hydrogen moving into palladium, a class of reactions known as an intercalation-driven phase transition. This reaction is physically analogous to how ions flow through a battery or fuel cell during charging and discharging. Observing this process in real time provides insight into why nanoparticles make better electrodes than bulk materials and fits into Dionne's larger interest in energy storage devices that can charge faster, hold more energy and stave off permanent failure. A ghost' in the joystick For these experiments, the Dionne lab created palladium nanocubes, a form of nanoparticle that ranged in size from about 15 to 80 nanometers, and then placed them in a hydrogen gas environment within an electron microscope.
ScienceDaily
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Petrolicious
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Washington Free Beacon
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Sen. Johnny Isakson (R., Ga.) came to the defense of Donald Trump's nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services, Rep. Tom Price (R., Ga.), during his Wednesday confirmation hearing after Sen. Al Franken (D., Minn.) criticized Price for owning stock in tobacco companies that he also owns. Franken informed Price during the Wednesday hearing that smoking is the leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States, which led Price to note that he lost his father, a lifelong smoker, to emphysema. Franken continued with his questioning by asking Price why he would choose to hold stock in tobacco companies knowing the health risks that come from smoking. You personally benefited from tobacco sales, Franken said to Price. How do you square reaping personal financial gain from the sale of an addictive product that kills millions of Americans every decade? Price defended himself from Franken's accusations, noting that his financial holdings are mostly organized through mutual funds which contain a variety of stocks from across a spectrum of industries.
OK!
2 hours
Both series have enjoyed more than a decade on air on their respective channels. Fans have until next year to say goodbye to ITV comedy-drama Doc Martin. While BBC’s Inspector George Gently begun filming its final series this week. The police drama stars Martin Shaw as the DCI George Gently, Lee Ingleby as Inspector Bacchus, and Lisa McGrillis as Detective Sergeant Rachel Coles. The show has delighted fans with its 23 episodes over the past 10 years. ...
The Sun Daily
2 hours
MELBOURNE: Novak Djokovic suffered arguably the biggest defeat of his career when he crashed out of the Australian Open to 117th-ranked Uzbek Denis Istomin on Thursday, extending his mystifying slump in form. With Istomin inspired, the defending champion sent down 72 unforced errors as he lost 7-6 (10/8), 5-7, 2-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 in the second round to end his bid for a record seventh title at Melbourne Park. Later, Rafael Nadal beat Marcos Baghdatis and in the women's draw, Serena Williams ousted Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-4. But third seed Agnieszka Radwanska was a major casualty when she lost 6-3, 6-2 to Croatian veteran Mirjana Lucic-Baroni. It is more than a decade since Djokovic made such an early exit from the Australian Open, and he hasn't lost in the second round of any Grand Slam since Wimbledon in 2008. Djokovic had only been defeated by a player outside the top 100 once in the past seven years, when he went down to 145-ranked Juan Martin del Potro at the Rio Olympics.
Forbes
3 hours
In the past decade, we’ve witnessed a stunning transition as corporate social responsibility (CSR) evolved from a nice-to-have silo to a fundamental strategic priority for businesses large and small. More recently, we’ve watched as companies went beyond their own walls, using their influence to advocate for global solutions around issues [...]
South China Morning Post
3 hours
Alibabas payment affiliate Ant Financial is aiming to have 2 billion customers in 10 years, the chief executive of the US$60 billion firm told CNBC, adding that the Chinese giant is exploring further uses of blockchain technology. Ant Financial runs the Alipay mobile wallet in China which has over 450 million users. But Eric Jing, the CEO of Ant Financial, said the aim is to more than quadruple that over the next decade. We have an ambition to be a global company, Jing told...
The Economist - Middle East and Africa
3 hours
IN 2014 Mozambique seemed a good place to host the IMF’s “Africa Risingconference. The economy was buoyant, having grown by about 7% a year for a decade. Offshore gas promised riches. Investors were optimistic, so much so that, in 2013, they snapped up $850m of bonds issued by a state-owned tuna-fishing company, with temptingly high yields. But Mozambique’s rise has halted. Those “tuna bonds” were the first mis-step in a widening scandal that led the government to say on January 16th that it would default on its debt. The government’s financial difficulties arise partly from a downturn in commodity prices that caused economic growth to slump to 3.4% in 2016 (though it should improve this year). Yet the main reason the government is in a pickle is its own fecklessness. The state-owned tuna company that issued the bonds never caught many fish.
The Economist - Middle East and Africa
3 hours
“IF BEN GUERDANE had been located next to Falluja, we would have liberated Iraq.” So (reportedly) said Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, before he was killed a decade ago. He was referring reverentially to a town in south-eastern Tunisia that is one of the world’s biggest exporters of jihadists. No place better epitomises the challenges facing Tunisia’s government as it tries to consolidate a wobbly democracy six years after the revolution that toppled the old dictatorship. Hundreds of Tunisians marked the anniversary of the revolution on January 14th by taking to the streets to demand jobs. The protests began in Ben Guerdane before spreading to other poor places, such as Sidi Bouzid, Meknassi and Gafsa, where locals blocked the route of Beji Caid Essebsi, the president, who was in town to mark the anniversary. “Work is our right,” yelled the protesters, using the slogans of 2011.
Petrolicious
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e. 250GTO, 250cc for each of the 12 cylinders) or, finally, one time it was used as the displacement coupled to the number of valves of each cylinder (i.e. the F355, 3500cc, 5 valves for cylinder, three for intake two for exhaust). Special models don't have this designation, obviously (the F12, for instance). So, with the name Testarossa they wanted to go back to the time when Ferrari used to spread fear and terror on every track thanks to their redheaded race cars. 2. Why the big behind? Pleasure and pain describes the disproportion of this particular model. The front so anonymous and soft and the back, so large and impudent. But why did Pininfarina draw such a thing? Was it just a style due to a decade devoted to excess and exhibitionism? Not really, let’s have look. The Testarossa was the direct descendent of the 512BB, and inherited its technical base with some general improvements.
Futurity
3 hours
While the experiments are not easy, they would not be possible without the remarkable advances in electron microscopy from the past decade. Watch nanotubes wriggle to form a bridge Their experiments focused on hydrogen moving into palladium, a class of reactions known as an intercalation-driven phase transition. This reaction is physically analogous to how ions flow through a battery or fuel cell during charging and discharging. Observing this process in real time provides insight into why nanoparticles make better electrodes than bulk materials and fits into Dionne's larger interest in energy storage devices that can charge faster, hold more energy and stave off permanent failure. A ghost' in the joystick For these experiments, the Dionne lab created palladium nanocubes, a form of nanoparticle that ranged in size from about 15 to 80 nanometers, and then placed them in a hydrogen gas environment within an electron microscope.
BBC News 24
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The scandal first came to light in September 2015 when US regulators said the company had installed software to cheat emissions tests for diesel cars. We're going to talk football now. They might not be top of the Premier League but Manchester United are reigning high when it comes to making money in football. They've gained the top spot in Deloitte's Money League - the first time in over a decade.
South China Morning Post
4 hours
A deflated Novak Djokovic blamed a bad day at the office for his stunning second-round elimination at the Australian Open -on Thursday by Uzbek wild-card Denis Istomin which condemned the Serb to his earliest grand slam exit in nearly a decade. A strangely off-colour Djoko-vic bowed out 7-6 (10-8), 5-7, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 at Rod Laver Arena, the court where he won his sixth title last year and was widely tipped to clinch a record seventh in 10 days time. In the womens...
Money News Steet Talk
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Two weeks into OPEC's first agreement to cut production in almost a decade, its top official's assessment is "so far, so good."All 24 producers that agreed last month to reduce output are making "tremendous efforts" to do as they pledged, Mohammad Barkindo,...
The Huffington Post
5 hours
This year, delegates have woken up to the reality and are struggling to find ways that innovation can contribute to inclusive growth rather than exacerbate unemployment and income inequality. In one session, US Secretary of State John Kerry stunned the audience by saying that it's not outsourcing that is causing job loss in America. 85 percent of job losses over the last decade are actually attributable to technological change -- largely automation -- rather than international trade. How can breakthroughs in science and technology help in solving problems of the global commons from climate change to public health? How will emerging technologies transform the global security landscape? How can governments build institutions capable of making decisions when the challenges they face are more complex, fast-moving and interconnected than ever before? All good questions.
BBC One West Midlands
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Baroness Heyhoe-Flint captained the England womens' team for more than a decade and led them to victory in the first World Cup. Warwickshire's Chris Woakes took four wickets as India scored 381 for 6 in today's match in Cuttack.
PerezHilton
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Techradar
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Ten years after it was first revealed to the world, the original iPhone is now officially useless. In smartphone years, a decade is positively ancient so you probably deemed your original iPhone useless long before now. However, now that AT&T has shut down its 2G wireless network the final metaphorical crack has crossed the screen and made it official. Even if youre one of the few people in the US who do still own an original iPhone and you kept it in good enough condition to boot up and use every now and then, your curious practice will have to come to an end. Moving on At&T has been planning to shut down its 2G network for four years now and its confirmed that it officially happened as 2017 rolled in. The network is clearly following a "new year, new me" plan as the 2G shut down was done to open up the resources for AT&T to begin expanding into its 5G wireless network.