South China Morning Post
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Oil pricing agency SP Global Platts is making the first major overhaul of its Brent oil price assessment in a decade, to address falling supplies of the crude oil grades underpinning the benchmark that prices most of the worlds oil. A decline in supply from North Sea fields has led to concerns that physical volumes could become too thin and hence at times could be accumulated in the hands of just a few players, making the benchmark vulnerable to manipulation. Platts said on Monday...
TIME - Top Stories
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Far from the well oiled machine described by the President, it is badly out of sync and clearly misfiring. The new National Security Adviser who replaces the disgraced General Mike Flynn will have his hands full and must have the authority to pick his own team, starting with the crucial deputy job. We need to have a regular schedule of Deputy and Principal Committee meetings, which thus far have not been convening. What is said at the UN by Ambassador Nikki Haley, for example, must line up with Presidential tweets and press conferences. The glaring disconnects are becoming extremely noticeable and are discouraging to our closest allies while providing ammunition to anti-U.S. narratives. Second, political operatives like Steve Bannon should not be formal appointees to the Principals Committee. More than one European pointed out that having a purely political voice in that body is not so far from the Soviet system of having a political officer in every security unit remember the commissar onboard the defecting Russian submarine in The Hunt for Red October? Captain Ramius had to eliminate him in order to execute his plan.
Evening Standard - Sport
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Techradar
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If it proves suitably popular, it wouldn't be long before Sony could start considering the space once again. Hands-on review: Nintendo Switch
BBC News 24
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Gavin Lee is in Brussels. Or what, Gavin, is he saying if they don't come up with the money, they won't be as protected as they were before? I think it's all question marks. It's being left out there. This was a similar thing that happened a few days ago when the Defence Secretary was in Brussels at NATO and said basically more countries have to put their hands in their pockets and pay more money or we'll look to moderate what we do.
KyivPost
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It seems everything is getting smart these days: your phone, your watch, and your home appliances too. And now even jewelry is getting the “smarttreatment. A new Ukrainian device, Senstone, promises to ease notetaking by recording and organizing voice memos, without any fiddling around with a smartphone. “We started Senstone because we were forgetting things,” co-founder of the startup Markiyan Matsekh said, pitching the idea during the Lviv IT Arena Conference 2016 on Oct. 2. “We have a lot of ideas and we can’t keep them all in our heads. And we dont always have a chance to write them down, because a phone may not be around, or our hands are busy, or we get distracted, so they just disappear.” The size of a bottle cap, the recorder can take three forms: a pendant, clip or bracelet. Recording starts with one tap on the wearable. Voice notes are stored on a paired smartphone and backed up on a cloud service.
Techradar
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All of the free drone simulators here let you use your own RC transmitter, which youll need to connect using a device like the PCTx (a quick Google search should reveal whether there are any alternative ways to link your specific controller to your PC). Most simulators support game controllers as well, and some even let you fly with a keyboard and mouse, though youd need three hands to control a quadcopter with any success. 1. DRL Drone Racing Simulator Blast through the neon mazes used by the real Drone Racing League in dizzying first-person The official simulator of the professional Drone Racing League, DRL Drone Racing Simulator is the most polished of the free drone simulators here. Its currently in beta, but the League was confident enough to use it for pre-qualifying for the 2017 world championships. DRL Drone Racing Simulator features courses from the real competition, and is scored in the same way, with points earned from a combination of checkpoints and completion times.
Techradar
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Your iPhone or iPad becomes the screen (its not on Android yet), showing step-by-step visual recipes and helping you measure the right amounts. If you want to scale the recipe up or down, or it turns out youve run out of something, Drop can handily adjust the other ingredients for you and suggest alternatives. The scale itself is attractive and durable, with a wipe-clean finish and no cables. The latest update to the app also adds cocktail mixology in the same easy, fun format as the many food recipes. Its a little expensive for scales, but if youre buying some anyway, Drop is worth the extra. 7. Amazon Echo Amazons Alexa virtual assistant cant lend a pair of hands in the kitchen, but she can save you having to use yours. Talk to her with voice commands (takes a bit of getting used to - especially if youre British) to set multiple timers, check on how longs left on them, set alarms for specific times, and convert recipe book measurements into different units maths-free.
BBC News 24
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Brexit is the most important single issue which has faced the country for decades. For many of us, the approach being adopted by the Government is little short of disastrous. For those of us and there are very many in your lordship's House, for whom Europe has been a central theme of our entire political lives, to sit on our hands in these circumstances is both unthinkable and uncon shenable.
BBC Parliament
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It is a tribute to a successful policy for the past six years. On behalf of my constituents may I ask the Secretary of State to be personally involved in her case. The victim of a house fire when she was 12 weeks old, she has no hands. She has multiple physical problems. In the migration from DLA to has multiple physical problems. In ability car was taken away.
21stCenturyWire
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The peoples of the Middle East and Africa, whose countries you have destroyed and plundered and the people of Europe, who now accommodate the countless desperate refugees, have to pay a high price for your policies. But you wash your hands of responsibility. You should stand trial in front of the International Criminal Court. And each of your political followers should actually take care of at least 100 refugee families. Basically, the people of the world should rise up and resist you as the warmongers and exploiters you are. As once Gandhi did it in nonviolence, in ‘civil disobedience’. We should create new movements and parties. Movements for justice and humanity. Making wars in other countries is just as punishable as murder and manslaughter in one’s own country. And you who are responsible for war and exploitation, you should go to hell forever.
The Week
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RT News
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Some 300 migrants have broken through a fence into a Spanish territory in North Africa, arriving on EU soil with bloodied hands and torn clothes. It comes just three days after 500 others made the same crossing. Read Full Article at RT.com
Den of Geek
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Kirsten Howard Simon Brew Feb 20, 2017 Warner Bros. have released a bunch of B-roll footage from Kong: Skull Island, and its a bit good... Jordan Vogt-Roberts ( The Kings Of Summer ) is about to unleash his first big budget film on the world and we are beyond excited for it. Kong: Skull Island looks like it's going to be an absolute face melter when it's released next month, but before that happens Warner Bros. have happily dished out some rather cool B-roll footage for us to have a look at, courtesy of comicbook.com . See related John Wick 3 already on the cards Highlander reboot lands the other John Wick director Bill Ted 3: Keanu Reeves latest update The footage, which gives us a glimpse behind the scenes at the (woolly) mammoth-sized production Vogt-Roberts and his cast had on their hands, also tells us something we already kinda knew - that the shoot seemed to be a whole lot of fun, too.
Vanity Fair
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To put it plainly: “Trump is basically the propagandist of Putin’s dreams”—and he’s playing directly into the Russian president’s hands.
21stCenturyWire
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Manchester Evening News
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Man Utd have got a big cup week on their hands but their captain is unlikely to be involved.
Men's Fitness
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You’ll be amazed how quickly you build lean muscle and strip away fat to transform your body. Tempo training To get the full effect from these workouts, you need to stick to the four-digit tempo code for each exercise. The first digit indicates how long in seconds you take to lower the weight, the second how long you pause at the bottom of the move, the third how long you take to lift the weight, and the final digit how long you pause at the top. X means that part of the move should be done explosively. The accumulated time under tension increases your heart rate to burn fat and break down muscle tissue so it’s rebuilt bigger and stronger. Keep each rep smooth and controlled so your muscles – not momentum – do the work. Workout 1: Upper body 1 Workout 2: Total body 1 Workout 3: Upper body 2 Workout 4: Total body 2 NEXT: Workout 1: Upper Body 1 Workout 1: Upper Body 1 1 Bench press Sets 4 Reps 8 Tempo 2010 Rest 60sec Lie on a flat bench holding a barbell with your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.
Oxford Mail
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IT MAY look like a humble clay pot, but in these hands it will be transformed.
Cnet
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Want to get your hands on a pair of Snapchat Spectacles? They're now a lot easier to buy.
Den of Geek
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Kirsten Howard Simon Brew Feb 20, 2017 Warner Bros. have released a bunch of B-roll footage from Kong: Skull Island, and its a bit good... Jordan Vogt-Roberts ( The Kings Of Summer ) is about to unleash his first big budget film on the world and we are beyond excited for it. Kong: Skull Island looks like it's going to be an absolute face melter when it's released next month, but before that happens Warner Bros. have happily dished out some rather cool B-roll footage for us to have a look at, courtesy of comicbook.com . See related Michael Keaton headed to Kong: Skull Island Looking back at Peter Jacksons King Kong Godzilla Vs King Kong set for 2020 The footage, which gives us a glimpse behind the scenes at the (woolly) mammoth-sized production Vogt-Roberts and his cast had on their hands, also tells us something we already kinda knew - that the shoot seemed to be a whole lot of fun, too.
Techradar - Reviews
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Only, the Spectacles camera captures bite-sized accounts of my daily life, and its not a camera Im saving for those rare extreme sports moments. Like Snapchat, it tells my everyday story. Spectacles are the hands-free way of better telling my story. It works by pressing in the record button to capture a 10-second memory. You can press it twice more for thirty seconds total. The video is transferred to your smartphone via the Snapchat app, where you can mark up the clips with text, stickers, geofilters and the usual Snapchat editing tools. I was able to quickly capture funny family videos during Christmas videos I would have missed if it werent for Spectacles resting on top of my head. Then I was able to make it even funnier by adding text and emoji. Spectacles are now the fastest way to capture Kodak moments.
ZDNet Android
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The Apple iPhone 7 Plus has a solid camera, but sometimes you want to capture more. The iPhone camera is limited by space so an external lens helps enhance the camera at a price.