BBC One London
21 minutes
Scotland Yard had previously threatened to scale back the policing of the event because it is expensive for them, but the reality is, in this climate, the way we have seen crowds targeted in places like Berlin before Christmas, and also in Nice, they are not going to want to do that.
Dover Express
22 minutes
Council bosses spent more than £33,000 clearing plastic bottles, cigarette butts and discarded food from the A2 and A20 last year.The cost of clearing the busy A-roads leading to the Port of Dover has more than quadrupled since 2014, with Dover District Council always picking up the bill.The A2 was the most expensive road to clean charging a whopping £24,000 in 2016, far out-pricing the cost of cleaning the A20, which stood at £9,000.To avoid more hefty cleaning bills...
Carbuyer Reviews
23 minutes
The rear seats are adequately spacious rather than impressively roomy (six-footers will find them tight) but the 395-litre boot means the i30 has more luggage space than the Astra, Focus, Golf and A3 – although not the Skoda Octavia. All i30s come with a DAB radio, all-round electric windows, alloy wheels, LED running lights and Bluetooth connectivity, but it’s definitely worth upgrading from basic S trim to either SE or (ideally) SE Nav. Premium and Premium SE include some luxurious touches, but they’re too expensive to justify. There’s no word yet on how well the i30 will do in a collision as it’s yet to be tested by Euro NCAP, but the standard safety systems all cars come with bode well. In terms of reliability, both Hyundai and the outgoing i30 fared fairly poorly in our last Driver Power customer satisfaction survey, but as this is a brand-new car, we’ll reserve judgement in this area until more information is forthcoming.
Politico
32 minutes
The companies say that merging is the only way to survive the expensive and time-consuming process of getting a new GMO crop or pesticide on the market. Developing a new GMO crop costs about $136 million and takes 13 years, with about six years of that due to the regulatory approval process, according to a 2011CropLife International study — a timeframe that the industry is very quick to cite as they make the case for consolidation. The high costs require deep pockets. Bayer's interest in Monsanto is also due to the different strengths of each company: Monsanto is a biotech and seed company that has for decades focused more on crop breeding than on pesticides, while Bayer is a chemical company in search of a bigger U.S. footprint. But the deal, which came just months after the announcement of two other agrochemical mergers, has sparked concerns among commodity groups and lawmakers worried about increases in seed and pesticide prices amid falling farm incomes.
Petrolicious
38 minutes
So, we went to Motor Wheel Services in England. We called them up and told them what we needed. They designed a wheel that was essentially an MG size 19-inch rim laced to a Jaguar XKE hub so it has 72 spokes from the XKE instead of the 48 spokes from the MG wheel. The extra spokes make it substantially stronger and the wheels have been bulletproof. We’ve gone 12 years without having to even true them. I hammer on this car, bomb down dirt roads, slide around on pavement, actually had all four wheels off the ground on a Jeep trail in Borrego, so it’s not like we baby the car. I’m hammering on it constantly. They made me some good strong wheels. The downside was they were ridiculously expensive. (laughs) I had the tires mounted on the rims in England before shipping to protect the rims—I had to buy tires anyway so may as well buy tires from them.
Petrolicious
38 minutes
How many of you have dreamt of building your very own automobile? I’d bet the majority. The idea of creating something to your exact specification is a tantalizing fantasy that’s often quickly dismissed by the daunting realities of fabrication. For most of us, the challenges of commissioning our own car is so intimidating we never give it an honest attempt—because it’s easy to make excuses. It’d be too expensive. I dont have the right tools. I dont have a big enough garage. I dont have the skills. I dont have the time. The justifications for giving up before ever starting such a monumental project are plentiful. If you’ve convinced yourself you can’t undertake a project, Mark Landry’s homebuilt retro racer is here to persuade you otherwise. Andrew Golseth: Mark, what kind of cars does someone own before deciding that building one from scratch would be better? Mark Landry: Well, I think I was in my mid-20s by the time I purchased a car that ran when I bought it.
Politico
an hour
The companies say that merging is the only way to survive the expensive and time-consuming process of getting a new GMO crop or pesticide on the market. Developing a new GMO crop costs about $136 million and takes 13 years, with about six years of that due to the regulatory approval process, according to a 2011CropLife International study — a timeframe that the industry is very quick to cite as they make the case for consolidation. The high costs require deep pockets. Bayer's interest in Monsanto is also due to the different strengths of each company: Monsanto is a biotech and seed company that has for decades focused more on crop breeding than on pesticides, while Bayer is a chemical company in search of a bigger U.S. footprint. But the deal, which came just months after the announcement of two other agrochemical mergers, has sparked concerns among commodity groups and lawmakers worried about increases in seed and pesticide prices amid falling farm incomes.
TIME - Top Stories
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Ashford Herald
an hour
Council bosses spent more than £33,000 clearing plastic bottles, cigarette butts and discarded food from the A2 and A20 last year.The cost of clearing the busy A-roads leading to the Port of Dover has more than quadrupled since 2014, with Dover District Council always picking up the bill.The A2 was the most expensive road to clean charging a whopping £24,000 in 2016, far out-pricing the cost of cleaning the A20, which stood at £9,000.To avoid more hefty cleaning bills...
Daily Express
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Auto Express
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Futurity
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MintPress News
2 hours
Two committees that developed guidelines for the management of high cholesterol and hepatitis C did not fully comply with standards set by the Institute of Medicine in 2011 to limit the number of industry-funded panelists. The Institute of Medicine required that fewer than half of guideline writers have commercial ties and that all chairs and co-chairs have no conflicts. But in both cases, at least one chairperson received money from industry and, in the case of the hepatitis C guidelines, a substantial majority of panelists also received money. Moreover, the authors noted, when separate committees with no commercial conflicts developed guidelines for cholesterol and hepatitis C, the recommendations were more conservative and called for less expensive first line treatments. Nearly 80 percent of U.S. hematologist-oncologists who use Twitter have financial conflicts of interest.
Collective Evolution
2 hours
That means you have to play along to prevent banks from falling. Hmm. Perhaps the biggest problem of the future, and probably already is, will be our lack of adaptation. Rather than change our ways big corporations will sell us medication to treat the symptoms. It’ll be as a overweight smoking junk food eater buying expensive medicines, but not changing his behavior. And the side effects of the medicine will bring new medicines. But hey, if you sell medicine, true healing means no sales, right? Exactly, thus the assumptions beneath our whole profit based outlook is sick as well. Recognize these problems and how hard they seem to solve or even address?Why arent enough people doing something about it? We have to consider that most people on our planet just want peace, a hopeful future for their children and have a warm family life. So they should care.
The Points Guy
2 hours
The nearly three-year search has been the largest and most expensive missing aircraft search in aviation history. In July 2016, authorities said that the search would soon be suspended if there were no further developments, and as of today and for the near future, it appears that the disappearance of Flight 370 will remain a modern day mystery. Of course, there are several theories about what happened to the plane. For example, it ran out of fuel, the pilots lost control of the aircraft or the plane was hijacked. We may never know what really happened to the Malaysia Airlines plane , but authorities from the three countries involved in the search said that they remain hopeful that new information may come to light in the future. H/T: New York Times
Android Police
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BBC News 24
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Because of services as well. We will be billions of pounds better off. Because there is a flaw in the pound, our exports have been made so much more cheaper and their imports so much more expensive that everything is going our way and that is why the economy is growing. Yesterday the growth forecast was put up round about 15%.
PCWorld
3 hours
The company that provides GPUs to Apple’s iPhones now wants to shake up the Android landscape by bringing high-quality VR experiences to low-end phones. GPUs from Imagination Technologies are used in both iPhones and Android handsets. The company’s latest PowerVR Series8XE Plus GPU will be installed in Android handsets priced between $200 and $400. The use of virtual reality in Android devices is growing fast. But most VR-capable phones, like the ones supporting Google’s DayDream platform, are expensive because of powerful GPUs and high-resolution screens. Cheap VR headsets like Google Cardboard can be used with inexpensive phones, but the experience is uneven. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
PCWorld
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The company that provides GPUs to Apple's iPhones now wants to shake up the Android landscape by bringing high-quality VR experiences to low-end phones. GPUs from Imagination Technologies are used in both iPhones and Android handsets. The company's latest PowerVR Series8XE Plus GPU will be installed in Android handsets priced between US $200 and $400. The use of virtual reality in Android devices is growing fast. But most VR-capable phones, like the ones supporting Google's DayDream platform, are expensive because of powerful GPUs and high-resolution screens. Cheap VR headsets like Google Cardboard can be used with inexpensive phones, but the experience is uneven. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Daily Express - Entertainment
3 hours
SUPER Mario Run fans are also worried about an App Store price hike that could make the Nintendo app even more expensive.
Techradar
3 hours
We've ranked these from cheapest to most expensive according to prices at time of writing - however, some variation may occur over time. Best Fitbit 2017 | Best fitness band | Best Fitbit accessories The i-smile 3D Edition is a similar style to the standard bands, with each coming in a single color and a rubbery material, but it adds an interesting 3D texture, with a raised diamond pattern that leaves it looking less plain than Fitbit’s Classic band. There are a range of different colors available too, and it’s a very cheap option, though the quality perhaps isnt quite as high as the official bands. There are two obvious highlights to this Hotodeal band. The first is the bracelet-like design of the strap, giving it a more elegant, slim finish than the watch-like strap on the standard band. The second is the huge number of colors and patterns you can pick, going well beyond basic shades to include things like a galaxy design or clouds, though if you’re feeling more conservative you can always opt for black or brown.
BBC Parliament
4 hours
The only answer when there is a family dispute about grave ownership currently is to consult a solicitor and conduct expensive litigation. The issue of respecting the wishes of the deceased commands a less contentious approach. There should be a requirement for parties to take greater responsibility for their consideration for the deceased wishes for burial arrangements and to give greater significance to any existing will or public register.
BBC Parliament
4 hours
.. The simple truth is, there is a sort of naivety in modern politics that you have to establish in some sort of butch way red lines. If you establish a red line what you do is you invite your opposite, your negotiating opposite to make that red line very expensive to you.
Plymouth Herald
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