Ars Technica UK
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Enlarge (credit: Kevin Frayer ) This week, China’s Energy Administration issued a directive to cancel planning and construction on 85 coal plants in the country, according to The New York Times . An additional 18 were ordered to be canceled late last year. The 103 plants represent an astounding 120GW of electricity that would have come online for the country in the coming years. The coal plants on the chopping block span 13 provinces, mostly in China’s northern and western regions. The Times reports that China’s Energy Administration was quite specific on which plants must halt development, but it’s unclear whether locals will immediately adhere to the directive—some of these plants have been under construction for 10 years already, and local officials may be reluctant to abandon those projects and fire the construction workers. The cancellation is indicative of an economic imbalance that external environmental trackers have noted for a while—China has over-invested in coal power plants, with its existing capacity “being used less than half the time” according to Carbon Tracker .
Ars Technica
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The cancellation is indicative of an economic imbalance that external environmental trackers have noted for a while—China has over-invested in coal power plants, with its existing capacity “being used less than half the time” according to Carbon Tracker . The International Energy Agency (IEA) notes that China produces more than 900GW of coal-sourced electricity a year, making it the biggest energy-related carbon polluter in the world. The country has promised to limit its coal-based electricity generation to 1,100GW a year by 2020, and this new directive will help China reach that goal. Read 4 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Futurity
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By gas chromatography, which separates and identifies individual CHC molecules, they discovered that females from lines less likely to be chosen for mating secreted higher levels of two particular CHCs, which may act as repellant signals. In addition, the researchers counted the number of offspring produced by females from each line, and discovered that males were more likely to mate with females with a greater capacity to produce the next generation. Their results, published in Nature Communications , indicate that male fruit flies construct a hierarchy—a sign of transitivity and rational choice—and may be doing so by integrating diverse visual and chemical cues from females. They're able to process the information they're receiving in the most advantageous way, Arbuthnott says. Their decisions are transitive, which is indicative of rational choice.
The Huffington Post
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3. "Poisoning the well," is another political activity indicative of pathology in organizations and government. The thing to look for is people frequently fabricating negative information about others. They drop defaming information into conversations and meetings in the hope of ruining the target's career chances. Gossip and verbal backstabbing are common here. 4. Some organizations are poisoned by the people in charge. In such organizations there's a cold indifference. No one is valued for long; in fact, everyone is dispensable -- and feels that way. The only way to survive is to become obsequious to those in charge and to get someone else before he or she gets you. 5. Whenever there is a good deal of "fake left, go right" strategy -- leading others in the wrong direction in order to look good oneself -- organizational pathology can be found.
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Techradar - Reviews
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New apps like Apple Health and Apple News were also added to iOS 9 in between 2013 and now. The newest iPhone operating systems since then also finally open up things like the keyboard. This means you're able to customize your phone in ways you couldn't before. iOS 9: 50 tips and tricks Unfortunately Apple Pay , a new way of paying for goods and services in store and online, is not going to work on the iPhone 5S because it lacks NFC, but pair with a new Apple Watch and you're laughing all the way to the bank (until you see your balance anyway). The colors on offer are fun, fresh and most importantly distinctive, giving a real unique feel to iOS 7, iOS 8, iOS 9 and iOS 10 that other platforms might not have. Photos, Safari and Music have all changed a great deal in the last couple of years, as well as a host of other apps too, and while some have labelled them 'childish', they're clearly indicative of the new style Apple is looking to create.
Autocar
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Lucia Caudet, Commission spokesperson for internal market, industry, entrepreneurship and SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises), said: "In the third quarter of 2016, the Commission's in-house Joint Research Centre (JRC) took a number of emissions measurements on four cars in the laboratory and on the road. The JRC took measurements on three diesel cars and one petrol car. These cars were selected randomly and they were of different models, years, mileage and mostly rented, hence the measurements are not indicative of particular concerns nor representative of entire fleets. "A discrepancy between NOx emissions measured in the laboratory and in real driving conditions is not necessarily indication of illegal behaviour. Under the current legal framework, it is for the national authority that type-approved or certified the car to determine whether illegal defeat devices were used.
Autocar
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Lucia Caudet, Commission spokesperson for internal market, industry, entrepreneurship and SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises), said: "In the third quarter of 2016, the Commission's in-house Joint Research Centre (JRC) took a number of emissions measurements on four cars in the laboratory and on the road. The JRC took measurements on three diesel cars and one petrol car. These cars were selected randomly and they were of different models, years, mileage and mostly rented, hence the measurements are not indicative of particular concerns nor representative of entire fleets. "A discrepancy between NOx emissions measured in the laboratory and in real driving conditions is not necessarily indication of illegal behaviour. Under the current legal framework, it is for the national authority that type-approved or certified the car to determine whether illegal defeat devices were used.
Politico
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Several key Republicans have already indicated Price's approach won't undergird the legislative process. Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) stopped to greet Price warmly late last week, then said in an interview that Price's bills from last Congress aren't indicative of where Republicans are at. “No. I dont know what it will be. We’ve got a new element in Donald Trump,” said Hatch, the Senate Finance Committee chairman. “We still dont know exactly what they want to do.” GOP lawmakers, including Price, stress they are less concerned about matching Obamacare's coverage gains, which drove the nation's uninsured rate to a historic low of 9 percent. They would rather people have access to affordable insurance only if they want it, hoping to avoid Obamacare's individual mandate. But Trump indicated that he wants his plan to match Obamacare, if not exceed it, when it comes to expanding health care coverage.
BBC One London
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Is there any possibility that we're going to see the really serious weather that has plagued the continent? Louise Lear can tell us. No is the long and short of it, it will be mild across the country and we've been using a lot of alliteration to describe the weather, dull, damp and drizzly, and this picture is fairly indicative of what's going on across the country.
The Economic Times
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BBC News 24
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This by-election will be very indicative of the voting post Brexit. It could be Richmond in reverse. In 2015 Ukip were second in the constituency and there is speculation that poll not will stand in the seat. I think it was one the highest Brexit boats in the referendum. This is Ukip Central.
Information Age
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Core77
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Musical instrument makers (Lutherie) use a bench that's pretty much the same as a cabinetmaker's bench, but the work is lighter overall, and the glue pot is indicative that instruments are mostly glued together rather than joined like furniture. There is a small planing stop on the bench, and of course precisely planing wood is an important part of the job. Wood engravers don't need a fancy bench, just something that will clamp the work on the surface. Here we see a holdfast and the dogholes to put it in, nothing else. The case maker's bench (for making briefcases/suitcases and the like) is pretty simple, as cases aren't very heavy. So this is a light-duty bench with a single leg vise. This bench is shown several times in the Encyclopedia, once in a workshop illustration but twice as a detail, in the joinery section and in the cabinetmaking and marquetry section.
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Voice Of America
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The timing of the U.S. intelligence agencies' handing over the information to Trump, just days ahead of his inauguration as president, raised questions among some as to whether this could be a degree of payback for the president-elect’s disparaging remarks about the agencies. “The very fact that precisely given such a sort of strong level of support by the intelligence community, that clearly has felt stung by Trump’s lack of respect for them and their judgments does seem potentially indicative of some kind of connection,” says Galeotti. The real damage from the unsubstantiated allegations, notes Galeotti, is not likely to be against Russia or Trump but a further divide between supporters and detractors of the president-elect. Ricardo Marquina Montañana, Olga Pavlova contributed to this report
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In the lawsuit, the women's team cited some eye-opening statistics: the women would earn $99,000 each if they won 20 friendlies (an exhibition or non-tournament game), which is the minimum number of friendlies they are required to play each year. But the men would earn nearly $263,320 each for winning 20 friendlies, and would still get $100,000 even if they lost all 20 games. Additionally, the women get paid nothing for playing more than 20 games, while the men get between $5,000 (if they lose) and $17,625 (if they win) for each game played beyond 20. In essence, a female player who helps the women's national team win 20 friendlies earns just 38% of the compensation of a male player who helps the men's national team accomplish the same feat. The pay inequity that clearly exists between the USWNT and USMNT is indicative of a larger issue in society today.
BBC Parliament
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However, that does not mean to say that we will not continue to have profound concerns about the implementation and process and progress of that. It was indicative in the excellent although relatively truncated debate that we had on the amendments, whether we're talking about of the House, all of them are talking about practical issues in terms of implementation.
Politico
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Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech Sunday night was a disappointment, incoming counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway said Monday morning, offering a divisive message indicative of Hollywood's self-pity instead of a unifying one. Streep, who was honored with a lifetime achievement award by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at the Golden Globes awards show, devoted significant time in her acceptance remarks to criticizing Trump. She accused him of bullying and said that his speech last year in which he seemingly mocked a disabled person was the “one performance this year that stunned me.” “She sounds like 2014. The election is over. She lost,” Conway said on Fox News’s “Fox FriendsMonday morning. “Everybody in that audience, with very few exceptions, was of a single, myopic mind as to how they wanted the election to go and how they expected the election to go.