The Sun Daily
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FRENCH President Francois Hollande was here recently to persuade the government to buy the Dassault Aviation SA's Rafale fighter jets. The Rafale is seen as a frontrunner as Malaysia looks to buy up to 18 jets in a deal potentially worth more than RM9 billion. The French have even started advertising their Rafale fighter jets in newspapers. British Aerospace is also competing for a slice of Malaysia's defence pie, trying to flog their Typhoons in a RM10 billion deal they hope to clinch with a "Buy 1-Get 1 free" offer. The French are desperate to sell their arms because 60% of their exports are made up of arms. They obviously have not heeded the wise words of their literateur Albert Camus who said, "Peace is the only battle worth waging". The key question is whether Malaysia actually needs any of these fighter jets, considering their cost is spiralling way out of control and such jets are quickly obsolete? Malaysian taxpayers need to be wary of this record breaking arms deal.
Bleacher Report
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After seeing their offense struggle and their defense soar to new heights last season, the New York Giants ' free-agency strategy placed a premium on adding to the offense. The Giants added five new faces to the league's 25th-ranked offense (330.7 average yards per game) : quarterback Geno Smith, running back Shaun Draughn, tight end/fullback Rhett Ellison, offensive lineman D.J. Fluker and receiver Brandon Marshall . They also re-signed running back Orleans Darkwa and offensive lineman John Jerry. Defensively, the Giants added just one new face, cornerback Valentino Blake. They instead focused their efforts on re-signing key free agents, including defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul and linebacker Keenan Robinson. They also have an offer on the table for the still-unsigned Johnathan Hankins, one of their starting defensive tackles last year. There is still a lot more work to be done as far as adding more pieces via the draft goes.
Fast Company
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It can be used in a way that chills free speech and free association by targeting people attending certain political meetings, protests, churches, or other types of places in the public. And then having a system, with a network of cameras, where you go out in public, that too can be collected. And then used in the wrong hands, nefarious hands it does scare me. Are you aware of any other country that does this? Anybody on this panel? Anybody else doing this? Neither Del Greco nor other members of the panel responded. Jennifer Lynch, a staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, noted that we dont yet appear to be at point where face recognition is being used broadly to monitor the public. But, she said, it is important to place meaningful checks on government use of face recognition now before we reach a point of no return.
Fast Company
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In the U.S., he says, cash for cycling is most likely to be a motivator in cities that have relatively strong bike networks, such as Minneapolis or Portland, Oregon. In Washington, D.C.where there were just three miles of bike lanes in 2001, and there are now nearly 80 milesthe city council is also now considering a bill that would require employers that offer free parking to offer cash or transit benefits to people who choose not to drive. A series of studies in Los Angeles found that programs that let employees cash out the value of a parking space could reduce the number of commuters who drive alone by 17%. But cash for cycling may work best if companies dont also still offer free parking as an option. In another study, Buehler looked at the impact of other incentives to ride to work. What we found is that the free car parking at work sort of drowns out the effect of these other things, he says.
Techradar
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Spotify is generally thought of as ruling the roost when it comes to music streaming services, but a recent report has claimed that Apple Music had 10 million more monthly unique users than Spotify in March 2017 in the US. The report, which comes from Verto Analytics , goes on to claim that although Apples service has much fewer sessions per month per user (12 compared to Spotifys 51), Apple Music is leading the way in terms of both smartphone and tablet users. There are a couple of things to consider when viewing reports such as this, which could explain why appears to be out of step with our anecdotal experiences. Unpicking the numbers The first thing to consider is that Apple Music comes pre-installed on every iPhone, and that the service comes with a 3 month free trial. Meanwhile Spotify only gives 30 days for free.
BBC News 24
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agreements. That doesn't mean they date to cross a free tea and. Every eye, it doesn't mean we have to haggle over Earth particular figure, but they want to agree the method by which that Bill will be negotiated. The other thing they want to talk about.
Forbes
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South China Morning Post
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BBC News 24
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What we are both looking for is that comprehensive trade agreement, which gives that ability to trade freely into the European single market. And for them, and for them to trade with us. It would be a different relationship, but I think it can have the same benefits in terms of that free access to trade. Labour insisted it would hold the government to account at every turn. More than ever, Britain needs a government that will deliver for the whole country, not just the few
BBC Parliament
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checking that she is free on those dates? If the leader of the house could give some inclination of when we are likely to rise, that would be helpful. Mr Speaker, what a significant day, the 26th of March. There were eight honourable and right honourable members that shared a birthday. The right Honourable Member for South and West,.
Leicester Mercury
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Today is set to see a mini-heatwave in Leicestershire - making it warmer than Portugal.Forecasters are predicting that the temperature could peak at 21C - about six degrees above normal - and one degree hotter than Lisbon.Mercury weatherman Dave Mutton said March was going out in a blaze of sunshine due to warm air being dragged up from the south.Read more: Take a look around new Leicester barbers which offers free beer to customersHe said: March has been unseasonably warm this year and it...
Ars Technica UK
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The Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone has been unveiled at an event in New York City, alongside its slightly larger sibling the Galaxy S8+. The Galaxy S8 features a nearly bezel-less design with no physical buttons on the front, a fingerprint sensor and OIS camera on the back, and an octa-core 10nm SoC in the middle. Our initial hands-on impressions of the Samsung Galaxy S8 are very good, but we'll have a full review of the phone soon. The Galaxy S8 will cost £690 in the UK, while the Galaxy S8+ costs £780—quite a lot more than last year's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge , but that's probably due to the falling value of the pound. Pre-orders are open now, and in some cases if you pre-order now you will get the phone "8 days early" on April 19. The best deals right now seem to be through Samsung itself , Carphone Warehouse (you get a free Samsung speaker worth £100), or Sky Mobile ( £36 per month and nothing upfront , which seems almost too good to be true). Read 10 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Washington Free Beacon
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The Chinese have increased their investment in the U.S. commercial aircraft sector in the last decade, raising concerns that this may undermine America's national security, according to a RAND Corporation report commissioned for the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Since 2005, the Chinese have merged with or acquired 12 U.S. aviation companies, created three joint ventures, and gone into nine other agreements or failed deals. According to the report, this averages to about one or two investments in U.S. aviation a year. "Over the past decade, Chinese investors have ventured outside of China by acquiring U.S. aviation companies, previously unheard of given that most investment was into China," the report states. "Although the [Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States] or export controls appeared to have been followed in all cases, these investments raise concerns of inadvertent technology transfer that might undermine U.
Washington Free Beacon
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Numerous Senate Democrats have reversed themselves on prior oppositions to filibusters and preventing Supreme Court nominees from getting "up-or-down" votes as they try to block the nomination of Neil Gorsuch. While they once decried the "tyranny of the minority" and the idea that judges could be blocked by the minority party, the Chuck Schumer-led party is changing course to stop President Trump's pick for the high court. Under the threat from Democrats to vote against cloture, Republicans are preparing to invoke the "nuclear option" to give Gorsuch a 51-vote threshold in order to allow his nomination to go before the full Senate, where he is essentially certain to be confirmed by the GOP majority. Democrats led by then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) first invoked the "nuclear option" in 2013, which allowed President Obama to get his executive-branch and lower-court nominations through the chamber with just 51 votes.
Washington Free Beacon
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Hillary Clinton's infamous campaign logo was created by a three-person team of designers who were invited to work on the "secret" design project four months before the official campaign launch in April 2015, according to a recently published essay written by the lead designers. Michael Bierut's essay, " I'm With Her: What I learned designing a logo for Hillary Clinton ," was published in the Design Observer. It chronicles the timeline of his involvement with Clinton's campaign—from the excitement of learning that his logo was chosen, to the heartbreak of Clinton's electoral defeat, and further to his decision to wear the logo at the January Women's March" in Washington, D.C. It all began in January 2015, when Bierut was "invited to volunteer" his services for what he saw as Clinton's "historic moment." "I was invited to volunteer my services on a secret project: the design of a logo for the possible presidential bid of the former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton," Bierut wrote.
Washington Free Beacon
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If one had to choose an object to be struck with by the founder of a nonprofit organization denounced by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-gay hate group, a homemade felt "Confirm Gorsuch" pennant would probably be near the top of the list. On a beautiful spring day in Washington, with a northerly wind playing on the cherries in full bloom, the banner hits the shoulder very softly, a little vernal puff of embarrassed decency. Besides, this was clearly an accident, and Eugene Delgaudio was quick to apologize. On Wednesday afternoon, the president of Public Advocate of the United States stood in front of the Supreme Court steps with his back to the sidewalk. To the right of him were six black-robed choristers. The maestro was getting ready to strike up the band. "Are you going to sing the song?" one of the choristers shouted to a passerby.
Ars Technica UK
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Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ flagship smartphones have been unveiled at an event in New York City. The Galaxy S8 features a nearly bezel-less design with no physical buttons on the front, a fingerprint sensor and OIS camera on the back, and an octa-core 10nm SoC in the middle. Our initial hands-on impressions of the Galaxy S8 are very good, but we'll have a full review of the phone soon. The Galaxy S8 will cost £690 in the UK, while the Galaxy S8+ costs £780—quite a lot more than last year's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge , but that's probably due to the falling value of the pound. Pre-orders are open now, and in some cases if you pre-order now you will get the phone "8 days early" on April 19. The best deals right now seem to be through Samsung itself , Carphone Warehouse (you get a free Samsung speaker worth £100), or Sky Mobile ( £36 per month and nothing upfront , which seems almost too good to be true). Read 10 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Inc.
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Free services may seem a smart money-saver, but you operate at the whim of the provider.
Lincolnshire Echo
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Fast Company
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Behavioral scientists are beginning to question the concept of ego depletion, the idea, first established around two decades ago, that willpower is a finite resource and that decisions use it up. But even if the finer points of that theory need to evolve, anybody whos left the office after a long workday, feeling their mental capacity totally sapped, knows how hard it can be to keep the momentum going. Start your day with movement and meditation to wake up your body and mindnot text messages and social media. Thats why the first work-related thing I do, every day, is meet with my executive assistant. I find that if I dont manage my time, itll play fast and loose with my energy levelsno good. So every minute of my day is scheduled, even free time, lunch, acupuncture, and family time.
Den of Geek
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Ryan Lambie Mar 30, 2017 Funcoms MMO The Secret World is getting a major revamp, as it becomes a free-to-play RPG... Launched in 2012, The Secret World had such an intriguing premise that we almost wished it wasn't wrapped up in the trappings of a typical MMO. Set in an alternate version of the present, it's about a trio of clandestine organisations charged with protecting the planet from supernatural monsters. In other words, it's like Men In Black written by HP Lovecraft. See related Santa Clarita Diet: why you should give Netflixs Drew Barrymore show a taste Timothy Olyphant interview: Justified, Deadwood more... Despite some great ideas and a novel approach to relating its unfolding plot, The Secret World was knocked back a bit by its iffy combat system and MMORPG trappings that never quite gelled with what could have been a more focused single-player adventure game.
Times of Israel
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arguments about immigration and free trade agreements. That will also matter to many voters, for example, the fact that anybody who goes from Britain to the EU needs urgent health treatment can get it under their EU health card scheme. The Prime Minister last night was not able to tell us what happened to that. It sounds as though.