Politico
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What's more, several centrist Republicans who backed earlier versions of the proposal, including Reps. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) and Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), are now undecided on the current plan. Plus, a small number of staunch conservatives are holding their ground against the latest plan despite Wednesday's endorsement of it by the conservative House Freedom Caucus. They include Reps. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) and Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), oppose the bill. Ryan and his leadership team needs 216 votes, a bare majority in the current 431-member House. No Democrats are expected to support the measure, which would gut some of Obamacare's central consumer protections, repeals its taxes and phase out its massive expansion of Medicaid. That means Ryan can afford to lose no more than 22 Republican votes to pass the bill. House leaders and White House officials have struggled the past few weeks to strike a balance that can keeps conservatives and moderates on board.
The Economic Times
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The official said the accretion of in place hydrocarbons was 203.24 million tons of oil and oil equivalent gas and the ultimate reserve accretion was 64.32 million tons. Reserve Replacement Ratio (RRR) for the year has been 1.49. The discoveries include two in Kutch and Saurashtra basin, off Gujarat coast. Also, SRI-1 discovery in the NELP block KG-OSN-2009/2 in KG basin has established huge potential for syn-rift/deeper play in east coast shallow water. Jabera-4 discovery established hydrocarbons for the first time in Vindhyan Basin and has given impetus for putting Vindhyan basin on hydrocarbon map of India, he said. The official said ONGC is working on early monetisation of new discoveries. Nine onland discoveries made during the year have been monetised and put on production with average oil rate of 445 cubic meters per day and gas rate of 220,000 cubic meters a day. The discoveries have cumulatively produced 38,809 tons of oil and 23.78 million standard cubic meters of gas during the year.
Hackaday
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From the boiler, the alcohol vapor goes into an air-cooled condenser, and all this equipment is housed in a welded steel frame. You couldn't make something out of aluminum extrusion that looks this good. The electronics include a hydrometer, an electronic alcohol vapor sensor, several temperature sensors an Arduino Mega, and a GPRS module for controlling the entire setup over the Internet. At various points in the distillation process, the Arduino plays audio files of a robot voice saying what's going on in the still. Right now, [Tegwyn] is distilling barley wine and cider into alcohol. The volume produced isn't much the keg is only 10 liters, after all but this is one of the best stills we've ever seen. You can check out a video of [Tegwyn] walking us through the project below. The Hackaday Prize2017 is Sponsored by: Filed under: The Hackaday Prize
The Event Chronicle
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Bit Tech Forums
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So my Ncase came through this week and so now things are real. I will be buying all in the 2nd week of June. I would appreciate any advice please although I feel happy with my build except for a few things. Uses include gaming, basic word excel etc, web browsing, Corel draw, sketchup and photoshop. Monitor: Dell U3417W - Really interested in ultrawides due to what I use the computer for, although I will look in person and see if it is for me of if I prefer a 27" 1440p. CPU: 7700K - I have looked at Ryzen but due to lack of mitx motherboards have decided to stay with Intel this round. I am going with the i7 as having looked at game reviews at the resolution I am planning to use it seems to help frame times a lot. CPU cooler: Noctua NH-U9S - The best performer for the sizes I can consider - as always though the cooler of the fan is off putting so open to suggestions here, even if only for a fan replacement, but then again I wont see it.
Top Speed
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Although crossovers and SUVs were a major theme for 2017, we made sure to include a few fast machines on the list to help even it out. Whether or not the sultry lines and high-tech promises that these design studies bring to the table actually make it to production remains to be seen, but for now, let’s dig into the good stuff from Shanghai. Continue reading for the best debuts from the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show.
Digital Trends
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Wix users can now customize the look of their videos -- even if they are hosted on YouTube or Facebook and not Wix itself. Wix Video also include multiple monetization options for videos hosted with Wix. The post Wix launches new video platform with custom designs, subscription options appeared first on Digital Trends .
BBC News 24
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Is it up to big technology firms to clamp down on abuse? Or do we need new and smarter regulations? Many high profile celebrities have become advocates of reform, having endured abuse themselves. They include former footballer Gary Lineker
France 24
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EU defence integration is advancing faster than in other areas and could see key decisions made this year to boost cooperation, diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said Thursday. Led by France and Germany, the European Union has identified defence cooperation as a key area for rebooting the crisis-hit bloc after Britain's traumatic vote to leave. "This is one of the fields where European Union integration is advancing the most," Mogherini said after EU defence ministers met in Malta. Ministers would review progress in May and then it would be up to EU leaders meeting in June, or later in the year, to take "bold decisions if we want to deliver on defence and security," she said. This could include efforts to relaunch a so-called rapid response force, which was approved as a rotating battle group led by member states a decade ago but never deployed, Mogherini told reporters.
Proactive Investors USA
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It is also a sector where people deal with health issues on a daily basis that cannabis has the potential to help alleviate. These conditions include chronic pain and trouble sleeping, among many others. “With a lot of these situations we will be looking to provide high CBD (cannabidiol) products as opposed to high THC products,” Merker points out. “We are not looking to expose seniors necessarily to the psychoactive effects known to go along with THC. We are hoping to alleviate some of the issues with the non-psychoactive compounds in cannabis that have significant medicinal benefits.” Reliable revenue sources... The strategy on this side of the business is a gradual build designed to develop deep relationships that ensure two primary things: reliable revenue sources for WeedMD and a dependable source of high-quality products for care homes.
Washington Free Beacon
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Members of the House Freedom Caucus expressed their support for Speaker Paul Ryan's (R., Wis.) Obamacare replacement bill after amendments were made to it, reversing their opposition to it weeks ago. The American Health Care Act, which was introduced March 6, was pulled from a vote on March 24 because it could not get enough support from Freedom Caucus members who said the replacement did little to deliver on the Republican promise to fully repeal Obamacare. The measure also did not receive enough support from moderate Republican members of the Tuesday Group who said the legislation didn't cover enough individuals or provide large enough premium subsidies. Rep. Andy Harris (R., Md.), a member of the Freedom Caucus, said Thursday on C-SPAN that the biggest changes to the bill are two mechanisms that will lower premiums. "We have the Palmer Amendment which creates a high-risk pool model on the main high-risk pool and then the MacArthur Amendment, which allows the states some flexibility in terms of what to include in their health plans," Harris said.
Open Culture
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Minujín chose the Parthenon —one of the great structures of Ancient Greece—for its continuing symbolism of the enduring power of democracy throughout the ages. When it comes to materials, she using a list of 100,000 books that have been, or still are, banned in countries across the world, going all the way back to the year 1500. You can browse that list here , but for less eye-strain, try this shorter list of 170 or so titles. New titles can be suggested for the project here . Some of the books that have been banned over the years include Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince (banned in Argentina), Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (banned in China), and Norman Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead (banned in Canada). Minujín constructed a similar Parthenon in 1983 after the fall of her country’s dictatorship. The original El Partenón de libro s featured the books that the former government had banned, and, at the end of the installation, Minujín let the public take what they wanted home.
Western Morning News
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Assaults on prison staff at HMP Exeter have hit record levels.There were 64 assaults on prison staff at the facility in 2016, shocking new Ministry of Justice figures show.This was more than double the same figure for 2015 and a record high this century.Six of these were classed as serious assaults.These include sexual assaults, anything that requires someone going to hospital, stabbings, bites, broken noses and various other nasty injuries.In 2010 the annual figure for assaults on...
The Sun Daily - Showbiz
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US actor Will Smith – one of the most bankable stars in the world – is to sit on the jury of the Cannes film festival next month, its organisers said Tuesday. The former hip-hop star, 48, who made his name in the teen television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, has been nominated twice for an Oscar. He will decide the festival's top prize, the Palme d'Or, with a nine-member jury that also contains fellow Hollywood star Jessica Chastain and the Chinese X-Men actress Fan Bingbing. Having missed out twice on an Oscar despite being one of the favourites in 2001 for his portrayal of the boxer Muhammad Ali in Ali, the Cannes call is another remarkable twist in the story of a rapper who had become one of Hollywood's key players. Other big names on the jury include the Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, best known for La Grande Bellezza and his hit television series starring Jude Law, The Young Pope.
TIME - Global Spin
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Police in Hong Kong have arrested and charged several pro-democracy activists over their involvement in a protest against the Chinese government's intervention in the election of two pro-independence lawmakers last year. Nine people were taken into custody Thursday morning local time for their involvement in the November rally outside Beijing's liaison office in the territory, according to a Facebook post by political party Demosist, two of whose members were among the nine. The protest resulted in authorities using pepper spray and batons against protesters who charged a police barricade. Charges include inciting disorderly conduct, unlawful assembly and obstructing police officers. Those arrested were subsequently released on bail , and will appear in court on May 5, the party says. Avery Ng of the League of Social Democrats, who was among those arrested, wrote on Facebook that it was the third time this year that police had taken him from his home into custody.
Adweek
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As the readings on thermometers begin to rise, Instagram is reminding advertisers to begin heating up their summer campaign plans. The Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network said in a blog post that 18- to 24-year-old users are the most active when it comes to engaging with posts that include hashtags related to summer, and women...
Mondoweiss
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Meanwhile, Salman’s mother, Fatina, said that her daughterreceived the news smiling and with her head high.” Salman’s sentencing is the latest in an Israeli crackdown on young Jerusalemite Palestinians, many of them women, who have been accused of involvement in attacks, while Israeli authorities have ordered lengthy prison sentences for Palestinians as young as 14 years old in both East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank. Some of the harsher sentences to be handed down in past months include a 35-year sentence to a 22-year-old Jerusalemite for allegedly assisting in a deadly stabbing attack, 16 years in prison for a 19-year-old Palestinian woman who was shot and injured while allegedly attempting to stab an Israeli settler, while a Palestinian youth was sentenced to 18 years in prison for allegedly throwing a rock at an Israeli vehicle that caused the death of an Israeli representing the harshest sentence ever handed down for stone-throwing.
The Economic Times
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External development works include roads, water supply, sewage and drainage systems, electricity supply transformer, substation, solid waste management and disposal or any other work which may have to be executed in the periphery of, or outside, a project for its benefit, as may be provided under the local laws. Similarly, internal development works would mean roads, footpaths, water supply, sewers, drains, parks, tree planting, street lighting, provision for community buildings or any other work in a project for its benefit, as per sanctioned plans. Not all could be specifically there in all projects but as a buyer, one needs to ensure these are met by the builder if they were part of the plan.
EVO Reviews
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Porsche quotes a kerb weight of 1340kg. Optional extras include Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brakes6498), carbon bucket seats3324), a front axle lift1599), satin black wheels with body-coloured pinstripe1137) and the no cost Clubsport package, which adds a rollcage and the ready-to-fit fire extinguisher and six-point harnesses. What’s it like to drive? It should come as no surprise to read the new 911 GT3 is sensationally good to drive. The steering is precise, well-weighted and feelsome, making it one of the very best electrically-assisted setups on any car, anywhere. It does lack some of the tactile patter of the hydraulic systems fitted to older GT3s, but, crucially, it gives you a clear impression of how hard the front tyres are being worked and it allows you to place the car on the road with millimetric precision. The smaller 360mm steering wheel is a big improvement on the larger item in the previous car, too, while the optional bucket seats are brilliantly supportive and comfortable even over longer journeys.
BBC Parliament
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Proactive Investors USA
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TechCrunch
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Elon Musks tunnel boring company still isnt quite as well articulated as his other three companies, which include the well-established SpaceX and Tesla, as well as the newly-minted Neurolink brain interface company. The Boring Company has by far the punniest name, however, and now it also has some branded hardware an industrial tunnel boring machine emblazoned with the... Read More
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