Washingtons Blog
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Bleacher Report
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Under most circumstances, a player with Bautista's resume would warrant a large extension without hesitation, but he turned 36 in October, and his numbers declined in 2016 for the second consecutive year. The Blue Jays did have a change in the front office last offseason when Mark Shapiro officially took over as team president in October after previously working with the Indians. Ross Atkins became Toronto's general manager when Alex Anthopoulos left the organization after being unable to reach a contract extension despite leading the team to its first postseason in 22 years in 2015. Shapiro came from a situation in Cleveland that required him to be diligent in free agency because the Indians couldn't compete with teams for big contracts, minus their open wallet for Encarnacion this winter. It did lead to an exodus of talent, though it also helped him avoid giving out some of the long-term deals that have backfired on other teams in the past.
Haaretz
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Channel4 News
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The former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw could be sued by a former Libyan dissident who was allegedly kidnapped by the CIA in 2004 and taken to Libya. Abdul-Hakim Belhaj claims MI6 helped with his rendition, after which he was imprisoned and tortured.
Proactive Investors USA
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Adweek
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It helped them figure out ways that they could not sabotage themselves and overcome feelings of guilt and judgment.
Adweek
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Treichel adds, After one Skype with Jaime and Lisa we looked at each other and said, We really, really hope we get this job. The duo helped lead 180 Amsterdams work for Asics before meeting with the Joan team in New York. Theyve collectively worked on campaigns ESPN, Southern Comfort, Clash of Clans and PS4 while working for Barton F. Graf, Wieden + Kennedy, Droga5 and other prominent shops. They are also Joans most visible male employees. When the agency came onto the scene last year, many stories focused on the fact that it belonged to the still-rare breed of shops founded and led by women. But Robinson framed the groups mission more broadly. Diversity is part of what we stand for, and its core to our foundation and our beliefs, she said. What were really looking for are unusual thinkers and creators, interesting combinations of people from diverse ethnic, gender and career backgrounds who will make the magic that we want.
The Economic Times
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NEW DELHI | MUMBAI: App-based cab aggregators such as Uber and Ola have not only disrupted traditional taxi and three-wheeler markets across Indian cities, but they are also pushing overall car sales at a time when automakers are struggling to expand business.Fleet operators are estimated to have added more than half a million vehicles over the last two years, accounting for more than 10 per cent of total passenger vehicle sales during this period, largely helped by soaring sales to cab aggregators.Carmakers expect cab aggregators to drive their sales in the future even as fewer people may buy vehicles for personal use. "Bulk of cars will not be privately owned but will be used commercially by aggregators," said RC Bhargava, chairman of the country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India. 56633155 According to carmakers that ET spoke with, app-based cab operators accounted for over 100,000 cars, or almost one-third of total sales to fleet operators last year, up from around 70,000, or about one-fourth of total taxi sales in 2015.
Channel 4
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A look at today's other news, and the former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw could be sued by a former Libyan dissident who was allegedly kidnapped by the CIA in 2004 and taken to Libya. Abdul-Hakim Belhaj claims MI6 helped with his rendition, after which he was imprisoned and tortured. Mr Straw has rejected claims that he had been aware of the operation.
Sky News
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That news helped boost the pound, which rose more than 2.8% against the dollar. But £27 billion was wiped off the value of the FTSE 100. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the plans for a hard Brexit were catastrophic and make a second independence referendum more likely.
Channel 4
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I say ironically because for months it's been fears of Britain leaving the single market that have helped pushed sterling down lower. Yet today we found out that's exactly what's going to happen and investors embraced it. They embraced it, welcomed that clarity and pushed the pound to the highest level since October, 2008.
YourNewsWire
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The Guardian
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The Green Investment Bank is a real success story. Publicly owned, it has helped fund innovative new smart green technologies to fight climate change and attracted capital to UK infrastructure. It is widely rumoured that Australian investment bank Macquarie is set to purchase the bank ( Is May being green about Macquarie? 10 January). Yet, it makes absolutely no sense to sell it off, least of all to a company with Macquarie’s record of buying assets, stripping them, paying itself huge dividends and selling off what’s left. It has a similarly been criticised over its tax strategy. Press reports suggest Macquarie is already making plans to offload projects and assets after it has taken control of the bank, and the government would be powerless to do anything about it if the deal goes through. In last Wednesday’s exchange in the House of Commons, where I flagged up my concerns about Macquarie, the minister also refused to rule out investment in fracking projects by the future owner of the bank.
BBC One Channel Islands
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Norman's partner Elaine has seen good times as well as bad. She's seen how making this film has helped him. It helps because it keeps his brain active. It has got something for him to do and you're not thinking about what's wrong with you, but about other people.
BBC One South West
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And also how people can actually live a good life after the diagnosis. Norman's partner Elaine has seen good times as well as bad. She's seen how making this film has helped him. It helps because it keeps his brain active. It has got something for him to do and you're not thinking about what's wrong with you, but about other people.
Washington Free Beacon
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What I want to know is what has John Lewis done since he marched on Selma? Really. He's riding on the coattails of something that happened over 50 years ago, Wight said. Lewis participated in the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama to promote civil rights for African Americans, including equal voting rights. The march helped lead to the Voting Rights Act, which passed later that year. The post Crystal Wright: What Has John Lewis Done Since He Marched on Selma?' appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .
The Economic Times
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TIME - Top Stories
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While growing up in Hollywood, Freidkin's parents worked in the film industry and had close friends that led full openly gay lives. He saw that world as a refuge and a place where gays were allowed to be themselves more than in any other place. But The Gay Essay really began while he explored the Los Angeles Gay Community Services Center where he met Morris Knight and Don Kilhefner, two men who ran the programs there and founded the Gay Liberation Front in Los Angeles in 1969 where they mobilized the community against the LAPDs harassment of homosexuals. They acted as Freidkins guides. They just helped me all around, he recalls. They especially helped me in learning how to listen, and really allowing peoples energy to come to me and through the lens of my camera. For Friedkin, the goal was to move past many stereotypes and deepen the representation of gay individuals of all types.
BBC One West
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We'll do it. We're stubborn and we won't let them beat us. We'll get there. 'I came up for an afternoon and helped them shovel the remains of the post office into bags. Terrible, terrible. It cost nearly £200,000 to rebuild the post office and the thieves got away with nearly £60,000 from the cashpoint - so now they've beefed up security to make sure it couldn't happen again.
BBC One Yorkshire
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We can talk on their level. Since it launched last summer, the support team have helped 97 former prisoners released from Armley. Only three have returned to prison. That compares with an overall 34% reoffend rate for prisoners released in West Yorkshire.
Washington Free Beacon
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The Huffington Post
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CNN has quoted an unnamed Republican source saying that Puzder "may be bailing" because he's "not into the pounding he is taking" from those critical of his labor practices at CKE. Some of that pounding took place at an emotional public forum on Capitol Hill on January 10, where three individuals with experience working for Carl's Jr. restaurants told U.S. senators about routine incidents of wage theft and other abuses. Two days later, the Fight for $15 campaign helped organize protests against Puzder in more than a dozen cities. It's not hard to believe that the rumors about Puzder having second thoughts might be true. Given the level of imperial coddling he's grown accustomed to at CKE, such public scrutiny would no doubt be a bit unsettling. This Institute for Policy Studies analysis of Puzder's compensation data was first published in a Restaurant Opportunities Centers United report .
Petrolicious
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When I built the tank I put in vertical baffles so the fuel can’t slosh side to side, so you dont get a tsunami going back and forth. 12 years in and it hasnt leaked a drop. The headlights are 12-inch Lucas P100 headlights that would have been used on a lot of different cars in England in the ‘30s. They’re actually one of the only “old” parts on the car. I’m not sure what these were from but these lights would have been on Jags, Lagondas, Bentley, and Rolls Royce cars. I love the look of them. They give it a real pre-war vibe, they really make it stand out. We went through a lot of trouble and effort to make sure it didnt look like a kit car, and regular 7-inch sealed beam headlights wouldnt have helped that. AG: The dinner plate size lamps give it so much character. Where did you find the wheels? ML: We really wanted a 19-inch wheel for the correct proportions but unfortunately at the time Dayton wasnt making any in that size.
Nottingham Evening Post
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Paedophile hunters who posed as two children on fake Facebook profiles helped snare a man who sent them friend requests and made sexual suggestions online. Jimmy Jones, who led an almost digital existence, was jailed for a total of 28 months for attempting to incite girls aged 11 and 13 years to engage in sexual activity.He told the 11-year-old she was cute and sexy, Nottingham Crown Court heard today, and he wanted them to be boyfriend and girlfriend and loved her.And he said to the...