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But the big change is the gauge cluster. What was previously a typical BMW instrument binnacle, with tach, speedo, temp and fuel gauges, this new cluster is almost completely digital. The tach and speedo are replaced with fully digital gauges that can change their look depending on which mode you're in. While these are very cool and look great, does anyone else miss proper gauges with needles? There's something so satisfying about seeing a physical needle swing around the tach and speedo. In terms of handling and dynamics, the new 4 Series facelift comes with some new suspension as well. BMW has managed to make the suspension both firmer and sportier while also being more comfortable. No small feat, considering the 4 Series was already a great handling and riding sports car. This suspension comes on both the 4 Series Coupe and Gran Coupe models.
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It would speak to the nation as a nation of citizens who are in this together and must help one another. It is a message for all Americans, including the native-born but especially for the almost 14% of us who are foreign-born (a figure closing in on historical highs, at least since these statistics have been kept). An integration oath may appear a blunt instrument, but it marks at least the beginning of recognition that government has a legitimate role to play in encouraging assimilation. That is, after all, what government at all levels did do, especially when the foreign-born population reached previous highs in the 1890s and 1910s. They respected a private space, where families may have spoken the ancient language around the kitchen table, but they recognized that democratic politics requires public arguments and bargaining in one language, using the same terms. They also recognized the necessity of national values.
Fast Company
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He's an industry veteran who helped lead Nike's and Fender's customized products programs. Here, he explains how to make the most of bespoke. He's an industry veteran who helped lead Nike's and Fender's customized products programs. Here, he explains how to make the most of bespoke. Several years ago, Andy Mooney went to Fender, his favorite maker of electric guitars, to build a customized instrument from scratch. He positioned the neck, fingerboard, and strings exactly where he wanted them. For the body, he picked colors he loved—a combination of cream, white, and gold. He was so smitten with the finished product that he named it after his daughter, Rose. Read Full Story
Mental Floss
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Five years later, Big Al’s chickens came home to roost. On October 24, 1931, he was sentenced to 11 years in Alcatraz for having committed tax evasion. While behind bars, numerous attempts were made on his life, including an especially nasty shower room episode in which bank robber JamesTexLucas stabbed Capone with half a pair of scissors. “It looks like Alcatraz has got me licked,” Capone famously told the warden. Things started looking up (if only slightly) when Capone joined the Rock Islanders , Alcatraz’s very own inmate-run band, which threw Sunday concerts . Capone’s instrument of choice was a banjo sent by his wife, Mae—though he eventually switched to the mandolin-like mandola. Between performances, Scarface could often be found strumming away in his cell. And on Saturdays, he’d speak at length with a special guest: Vincent Casey was a future Jesuit priest whose training involved spiritual visits with Alcatraz detainees.
BMW Blog
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BMW Blog
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At the rear, the BMW 4 Series Facelift is offered standard with the full LED technology. The BMW-typical L-shape is reinterpreted as well. Further modifications to the 4 Series models are related to the the interior and the technology package. A new feature of the range is the multifunctional instrument display, which has been known for many years, but has not been offered in the BMW mid-range models. The complete tacho-unit behind the steering wheel becomes a digital display, which can change its look depending on the driving mode, and can be used to display numerous information. In the central infotainment display on the center console, the 2017 BMW 4 Series Facelift 2017 utilizes, as expected, the latest iDrive generation with tile optics. New upholstery colors and interior trim, as well as some minor improvements in haptics and looks round off the upgraded interior.
The Huffington Post
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Saguache County, Colorado, Republican Chair Richard Drake apparently shared a Facebook meme last week depicting a castration device with the statement, "Make'em think twice before entering the ladies room. Share if you know what these are used for." The instrument wraps a rubber band above the testicles, cutting off circulation to them. Drake, who's the elected leader of Republicans in the southern Colorado county, did not respond to a phone call and email seeking to find out why he shared the meme, if it was he who did so on his Facebook page. "Violence against transgender people is no laughing matter," said Laura Reinsch, a spokesman for One Colorado, which is " dedicated to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Coloradans and their families ." "Nearly half of transgender people report being verbally harassed -- and one in ten report being physically harassed -- in the last year alone, and many transgender Coloradans face barriers in finding housing, employment opportunities, and the right to vote just because of who they are.
Autocar
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0in touchscreen, voice control and satallite navigation. Premium models, priced from £22,195, gain 17in wheels, dual-zone climate control, heated from seats and a digital instrument cluster, among other things. Top-spec Premium SEs add a panoramic sunroof, leather trim and a heated steering wheel for £23,495. Design Hyundai claimed its new model has completelyredefined” the i30, and even borrowed some lines from Volkswagen ’s history in referring to it as “the people’s car”, which is “accessible, appealing in design and great to drive”. Read about this year's Paris motor show here The i30 will become a family of vehicles , topped by a long-awaited, high-performance N hot hatchback version , which will be Hyundai’s first attempt at such a car and also the first driver’s car to come from the company's development centre at the Nurburgring. Read more: Hyundai RN30 concept previews i30N at the Paris motor show Hyundai also revealed that the car was benchmarked against every model in its segment, picking out the attributes of competitors that it wanted to focus and improve on.
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EVO Reviews
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The Renault Sport Clio 220 Trophy is a better effort but an imperfect Renault Sport car - the frustrating dual-clutch gearbox and characterless turbocharged engine are still to blame for that. Interior and tech The first impression is of a much-improved cabin, despite those few carried over items of switchgear. The infotainment system now feels modern and up to date, whereas the previous version’s was from a forgotten age. That being said, many of the dash and door card plastics are still very scratchy, so the Peugeot 208 GTi and Mini Cooper S are more cosseting. Inside, the Corsa VXR gets Recaro shell-backed cloth sports seats, with side bolsters trimmed in Morrocana (essentially a synthetic leather). Ahead of this sits a three-spoke flat-bottomed steering wheel wrapped in leather and an instrument display cluster with VXR logos. Image 9 of 33 Image 9 of 33 As standard the VXR comes with a heated front windscreen, an IntelliLink infotainment system - that integrates media controls and connects to iOS and Android smartphonesaircon and cruise control.
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U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden has called on Ukrainians to intensify the fight against corruption in the country, as Russia uses corruption as a foreign policy instrument of pressure on Ukraine. Biden said at a joint briefing with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in Kyiv on Jan. 16 that he wants to encourage Ukrainians to continue the fight against corruption, insist on transparency, investigate and prosecute officials who squander public money for their own enrichment. In this context Biden said that Russia for the past ten years uses another weapon of foreign policy: corruption as a tool against Ukraine to keep Ukraine vulnerable and dependent. He said implementation of reforms is necessary to eradicate corruption. At the same time, U.S. vice president stressed that these issues are crucial to the preservation of the Ukrainian state. This is an extremely important issue of national security, not just a matter of good governance, he said.
The Iran Project
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Given its history of conflict with Pakistan, it would make sense that India seeks an undersea gas pipeline that transports Iranian gas from Chabahar, through Oman, to the Indian port of Porbandar. The Middle East India Deepwater Pipeline provides just that alternative, traversing through Oman, a country both Iran and India have robust ties with. India’s demand for natural gas is expected to double by 2021. Energy analysts predict that sometime in the next thirty years, India will become the world’s second-largest consumer of hydrocarbons. Iran’s oil and gas reserves, then, become more than a strategic instrument for India’s development—rather, they are a necessity. New Areas of Cooperation Iran has prided itself on diversifying its economy away from oil and gas over the last decade. Given Iran’s large and educated youth populations under thirty that is technologically savvy, but limited in its development due to Western sanctions, India can serve as a model in developing a bustling IT and pharmaceutical sector.
Apartment Therapy
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You know that feeling when you're on a first date or you're meeting someone new and they ask you what your hobbies are? Unless you're proudly dedicated to something like painting or playing a sport or an instrument, there's this moment where you wonder "What are my hobbies?" as if you've suddenly forgotten all the things you like to do in your spare time. READ MORE »
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Stories flagged with a fake news warning will not be eligible to be converted into an ad seen by other users or "promoted" into other users' feeds for a fee. "We think that independent and transparent fact-checking can be a powerful instrument for journalism," Facebook said. Nonprofit investigative journalism organisation Correctiv will be the first fact-checking partner in Germany, the firm added, saying that they are "confident" of adding other news organisations in future. Facebook's latest measures come just days after it announced the creation of a "Journalism Project" aimed at boosting the credibility of the information it circulates.
SABC Digital News
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Tlokwe Sehume has dedicated a significant portion of his life researching, understanding, practicing, teaching and challenging society's take on INDIGENOUS MUSIC. Those who know him always and without a shadow of doubt attest to how Sehume takes our culture, tradition and heritage way too seriously to take short-cut to popularity or an uninformed following. Best among his musical achievements is a project titled Medu-Nakeng which assembled a never seen or heard before ensemble that reflected the depth and wealth this country possess in ethnic or indiginous music. His latest work is a show called The Village Square and it focuses on language and music using among other things - praise poetry, indiginous African classical instrument and forgotten languages like Xun. The show will be on at the Market Theatre in Newtown, Johannesburg between the 19th and the 22nd of January 2017. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
The Herald - Education
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HUNDREDS of children are to get the chance to learn how to play Scotland’s national instrument following a £500,000 donation to support bagpipe lessons in schools.
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Plymouth Herald
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With online sales rising, it is no surprise music instrument shops in Plymouth have been struggling to survive. Just a few years ago there was a plethora of stores to choose from. Now there is just one. With The Tone Station, formerly Hartnoll Guitars, on Mutley Plain shutting its doors for good last week, and Kerry's Music on Ebrington Street currently in its final days of trading, the future looks bleak. But Plymouth is not the only city independent shops are being killed off by...
Autocar
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It will also be the first mass-market to car to be open API (application programming interface), essentially allowing outside software developers to “enrich the automotive experience” of the 01 with ideas of their own. PEUGEOT 3008 JANUARY Like many of us this month, the Peugeot 3008 has hit the gym. The popular people-carrier has been transformed into an SUV, but does the driving experience live up to its trendy looks? It sure does. The 1.6 turbo petrol model has a smooth engine that pleasantly complements its stable handling, well-controlled body and soft, largely comfortable ride. Its luxurious, modern interior is even more impressive. Material quality is hugely improved, as is the infotainment system, and an excellent 12.3in digital instrument display is standard. All the seats are comfy and there’s plenty of room. LAND ROVER DISCOVERY FEBRUARY The original Discovery, which is 28 years old, has long been at the heart of the Land Rover brand, giving ordinary car buyers a (relatively) affordable car that could be a tough but comfortable, family-oriented off-roader.
Plymouth Herald
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With online sales rising, it is no surprise music instrument shops in Plymouth have been struggling to survive. Just a few years ago there was a plethora of stores to choose from. Now there is just one. With The Tone Station, formerly Hartnoll Guitars, on Mutley Plain shutting its doors for good last week, and Kerry's Music on Ebrington Street currently in its final days of trading, the future looks bleak. But Plymouth is not the only city independent shops are being killed off by...
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