BMW Blog
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Twenty years ago, if you were to compare a Mustang and a BMW , people would wrinkle their nose at you. The two brands just weren't in the same hemisphere, as Ford made affordable sports cars and sedans for the common folk while BMW made posher sports cars and sedans for posher people. However, Ford has come decidedly upmarket with its cars, as of late, especially so with the Mustang. While it's still significantly cheaper than the BMW 4 Series , the Mustang can be serisouly considered as a budget alternative to BMW's slick coupe. BMW recently updated its 4 Series, giving it new headlights, taillights, some new interior bits and a better handling suspension. While not a dramatic update, it's enough to make an already good car just that little bit better. Ironically, Ford just updated its new Mustang as well and did a far more extensive job than BMW.
Beijing Bulletin
3 hours
At 95, Betty White holds the Guinness World Record for longest television career for a female entertainer, and she;s just getting started. White has racked up an extensive
BBC One South West
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It was a nationwide event, wasn't it? And if we have to foot the bill, poor old Devon and Cornwall are going to lose out. It was such an extensive operation that Devon and Cornwall had to call on other police forces to help. The next biggest sum was the own officers' overtime, then came hotel accommodation and catering.
Digital Trends
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The Huffington Post
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Or they do what I call Nanny Speed-Dating: they pick a day, invite ten candidates to meet them at Starbucks, interview each one for an hour, and then hire the person they like best. I also know plenty of parents who don't even bother to interview multiple candidates--they just hire the cousin of their best friend's nanny, or a neighbor's former nanny, because they become overwhelmed and don't want to bother with an extensive search. Unfortunately, all of these too-common approaches are rife with pitfalls. The problem with the interview-first approach, as Karen learned, is that it wastes a lot of time. Unless you figure out your exact needs and job criteria at the outset, you will spend a lot of energy meeting with candidates who ultimately, for one reason or another, aren't right for the job. No parent--especially an exhausted parent with a newborn--wants to spend any more time on their nanny search than is absolutely necessary.
Sputnik International
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PerezHilton
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Well, this probably isn't the news the royal family wanted to hear... Meghan Markle 's half-brother, Thomas Markle, Jr. , was arrested on Thursday after he allegedly held a gun to his girlfriend Darlene Blount 's head during a heated argument. (Note: this is the same half-brother who gave the extensive interview about Meghan's father having met Prince Harry .) According to court documents, Blount called the cops after locking herself in the bathroom during the altercation: "Markle and Blount got into an argument. In his drunken state Markle grabbed a gun and pressed it to Blount's head in an attempt to get her to leave." The 50-year-old was charged with menacing, pointing a firearm, and unlawful use of a weapon. Yikes. Related: Kate Middleton Meets Meghan! In the aftermath of the arrest, Markle's 24-year-old son Tyler gave a statement to The Sun on his father's behalf, saying: "I am incredibly sorry for my actions and I'm especially sorry to everyone affected by my drinking.
The Event Chronicle
5 hours
Many of these thorns were only third class relics, though. 5 Some of these liquefy, in their containers, on certain feast days. 6 Prester John was famous in the Middle Ages, but not a real person. He was reputed to be a descendant of the Magi and ruler of a fabulous kingdom. The fabulous part was right. 7 11 minutes and 15 seconds, to be more exact. 8 In Russia, the Gregorian calendar was first adopted by the Soviet Union. The Russian Orthodox Church continues to follow the Julian calendar. 9 Also, for complicated reasons, keeping a lot of their data secret. This has frustrated researcher Lars-Åke-Larsson , who has done extensive work with dendrochronology in a (so far futile) attempt to refute the Phantom Time Hypothesis. 10 Is refuting this theory as simple a matter as stating, with Stephen Dutch of the University of Wisconsin , that .
Collective Evolution
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The Iran Project
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January 17, The Iran ProjectIran’s nuclear deal with the world powers is an important document for the development of the country’s relations with India and the world, said an Indian senior official on Monday. Speaking on the first anniversary of the implementation of the JCPOA between Tehran and world powers, Reshmi Kazi, Associate Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), in New Delhi stressed the role of JCPOA on the development of Iran-India’s relations in all areas. Reshmi Kazi stated that Iran’s oil exports to India has been grown more than three fold since the nuclear deal came into force a year ago. Iran’s nuclear agreement paved the way for Iran’s extensive and powerful presence in the world’s markets, she noted, adding this will result in the country’s economic boom in the coming years. Reshmi went on to say that after the removal of international sanctions against Iran, Indian companies expressed their readiness to invest in Iran’s oil and gas, power, petrochemical and infrastructure.
Politico
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Hoping to help Democrats recover from what it has dubbed the party’s “worst electoral position since the Civil War,” a centrist think tank is launching a $20 million campaign to study how the party lost its way and offer a new economic agenda for moving forward. The think tank, Third Way, on Tuesday is set to launch “New Blue,” a campaign to help Democrats reconnect with the voters who have abandoned the party. The money will be spent to conduct extensive research, reporting and polling in Rust Belt states that once formed a Blue Wall, but which voted for president-elect Donald Trump last November. The goal is to help start a top-to-bottom rethink for the Democratic Party -- tossing out the old model that assumed Democrats from state legislatures on up to the Oval Office could count on winning majorities, simply because of the country’s changing demographics.
The Huffington Post
9 hours
As a company, Cargill wants to do the right thing for the planet, and we have to do what we can to end deforestation, beginning with our own supply chains. In 2014, at the U.N., we endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests , pledging to do our part in halving deforestation by 2020 and eliminating it by 2030. With that target in mind, we knew where we were going. But to know how to get somewhere, you first have to know where you are. That meant we had to establish a baseline. Over the last year, we partnered with World Resources Institute (WRI) and Global Forest Watch (GFW), whose expertise in protecting forests is widely recognized, to develop that baseline across our global operations and see where our business stands on forest loss. Using satellite photography, extensive mapping and on-the-ground field visits, we looked at more than 1,900 sourcing locations, both Cargill-owned and third-party operated, and 166 million hectares of land surrounding them.
BBC Two England
10 hours
The phrase is half-in, half-out, she doesn't want that. We are leaving the EU, she says. Would you see partial membership of the customs union, would that still be half in for you? My anxiety would be if we stayed partly in the customs union, we would be likely to be subject to extensive regulation and balls and the ECJ.
TopRank
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Politico
11 hours
Hoping to help Democrats recover from what it has dubbed the party’s “worst electoral position since the Civil War,” a centrist think tank is launching a $20 million campaign to study how the party lost its way and offer a new economic agenda for moving forward. The think tank, Third Way, on Tuesday is set to launch “New Blue,” a campaign to help Democrats reconnect with the voters who have abandoned the party. The money will be spent to conduct extensive research, reporting and polling in Rust Belt states that once formed a Blue Wall, but which voted for president-elect Donald Trump last November. The goal is to help start a top-to-bottom rethink for the Democratic Party -- tossing out the old model that assumed Democrats from state legislatures on up to the Oval Office could count on winning majorities, simply because of the country’s changing demographics.
BBC News 24
11 hours
But Mrs May also has a number of aces up her sleeve. Ace number one, the security card. We are the biggest military power in Europe, we have an extensive intelligence network crucial in the fight against terrorism and IS, so that is quite an ace card. Money, another ace, we are a wealthy country with the City, can other EU countries and companies really manage if Brussels seeks to damage the City of London? Lastly we have the Donald, Donald Trump yesterday clearly said he is backing Brexit and backing Britain, in other words he is in our corner when it comes to negotiations.
The Sun Daily
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BBC News 24
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Morning to you, and such an extensive search. Why this decision? Well, it always made it clear that the search area they designated is a huge area, 120,000 square kilometres, that once they've finished, they have been at it for two years, with specialised ships towing underwater scanners, that without information they couldn't justify extending the search.
Autocar
15 hours
Facing increasingly formidable opposition, the Hyundai i30 has been overhauled for 2017. The result is a recognisably mixed bag Hyundai’s presence in Europe is now so extensive that you’d be forgiven for thinking that the family-sized i30 hatch has slipped somewhat in importancetrumped by cooler products (the ioniq) or else more profitable ones (the Santa Fe). Not a bit of it, though. The first i30, launched in 2007, effectively set the firm on its current trajectory on the back of a Euro-centric development programme.It insurgency into the continent’s biggest single segment continues with this the third generation; shown in Paris last year, with the accompanying tagline: “the people’s car” – a broadside statement of ambition if ever there was one. The company (as usual) makes no bones about its approach: the competition – all of it – has been ruthlessly benchmarked with the intention of seeing the i30 measure up to the best.
ITV
15 hours
Here are the details. Some slightly more promising whether today across south-east England with more sunshine. Elsewhere, cloudy with further outbreaks of rain. The rain not as extensive as yesterday, mainly in Scotland and drifting Through the day, the south-east of England and East Anglia drag in the clear air, cold conditions.
BBC News - Top Stories
19 hours
After extensive research the BBC's James Reynolds reveals the answer you have all been waiting for.
BBC News - Top Stories
19 hours
After extensive research the BBC's James Reynolds reveals the answer you have all been waiting for.
BBC News - Top Stories
19 hours
After extensive research the BBC's James Reynolds reveals the answer you have all been waiting for.
ABC News - Australia
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