Washington Free Beacon
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The "resistance movements should have all necessary instruments," the supreme leader said. He added that those involved in such groups are "preventing the domination of the Zionist regime in the entire region." Khamenei, who has the ultimate authority inside Iran on state matters, has long called for Israel to be destroyed and said last year that the Jewish state will not exist in 25 years. Iran has hosted similar conferences to support the Palestinians and oppose Israel every four years since the early 1990s, the AP noted. About 80 delegations, mainly from Islamic countries, and pro-Palestinian activists attended the two-day conference. Several senior Iranian officials, including President Hassan Rouhani, were present at the gathering, the venue of which was "decorated with a large map of Israel and the Palestinian territories covered in the colors of the Palestinian flag," the AP reported.
Washington Free Beacon
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The "resistance movements should have all necessary instruments," the supreme leader said. He added that those involved in such groups are "preventing the domination of the Zionist regime in the entire region." Khamenei, who has the ultimate authority inside Iran on state matters, has long called for Israel to be destroyed and said last year that the Jewish state will not exist in 25 years. Iran has hosted similar conferences to support the Palestinians and oppose Israel every four years since the early 1990s, the AP noted. About 80 delegations, mainly from Islamic countries, and pro-Palestinian activists attended the two-day conference. Several senior Iranian officials, including President Hassan Rouhani, were present at the gathering, the venue of which was "decorated with a large map of Israel and the Palestinian territories covered in the colors of the Palestinian flag," the AP reported.
Windows Blog
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The Guardian
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Iraq Museum takes unusual step of allowing objects to leave country to show their significance amid Isis’s ‘nihilisticdestruction The Iraq Museum of Baghdad is to display 40 ancient artefacts at the Venice Biennale this year, including several that were recently returned after its looting in 2003. The exhibition will be the first time all the objects have been legally allowed out of the country. Ancient clay pots, medical objects, musical instruments and figurines of deities and animals will be among the items on display, some of which date back to 6,100 BC. Related: US defense secretary visits Iraq: 'Were not here to seize anybody’s oil' Related: The vandals of Isis: Nimrud warns us of a unique barbarism Continue reading...
The Iran Project
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The Sun Daily
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The Sun Daily
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KUALA LUMPUR: Import-oriented small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are encouraged to diversify into other major currencies such as renminbi and yen, instead of euro and US dollar, in order to reduce their risk exposure on the strengthening currencies. “For instance, since July 2009, the Chinese government has started to use renminbi for cross-border trade settlement,” the Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan said at a dialogue on the impact of the ringgit’s decline on SMEs here yesterday. “Therefore, it is imperative for Malaysian SMEs to take advantage of this policy, and benefit from the option to settle their trade transactions with their Chinese counterparts in renminbi,” he added. Besides that, Ahmad said, SMEs should undertake better financial planning and cash flow management, by hedging their foreign exchange (forex) commitments and using other financial instruments to curb possible losses in forex.
BBC Parliament
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.. You ain't seen nothing yet! We've got a long way to go, we're just at the beginning of the beginning. We've still got the committee stage of this bill, the report stage, and the third reading, and then of course we have got the great repeal bill and I'm told, 7500, at least, statutory instruments to be dealt with as a result of that, that's come to keep this house busy with a lot of scrutiny.
BBC Parliament
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In those 45 years, the UK has become immeasurably better off. That is why we joined Europe, my lords, in the first place, and incidentally why Mrs Thatcher was so keen to be the God mother to the single market once we were in. Yes, years of cooperation and yet we are about to see that cooperation unravel as we go forward with the great divorce. What a great shame, as we set out to unravel over 7000 pieces of legislation, statutory instruments, agency contracts, and countless other decisions.
BBC One London
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Arsenal do, should they require him, have the instruments policy of Alexis Sanchez -- insurance policy of Alexis Sanchez among their substitutes. What a night.
Ashford Herald
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Thirty rare saxophones, worth more than £72,000, were snatched from a Crowborough music shop on Saturday night. Thieves broke into the back of the Sax.com shop sawing though a spiked fence, before escaping with the soprano instruments two of them made of solid silver. The burglary was discovered yesterday afternoon by shop owner Christine Straker, 59. Read more: Tributes paid to former Crowborough footballer who died suddenly They will be difficult to shift because they...
Hackaday
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There is one man whose hour-long sessions in my company give me days of stress and worry. He can be found in a soundless and windowless room deep in the bowels of an anonymous building in a town on the outskirts of London. You've probably driven past it or others like it worldwide, without being aware of the sinister instruments that lie within. The man in question is sometimes there to please the demands of the State, but there's nothing too scary about him. Instead he's an engineer and expert in electromagnetic compatibility, and the windowless room is a metal-walled and RF-proof EMC lab lined with ferrite tiles and conductive foam spikes. I'm there with the friend on whose work I lend a hand from time to time, and we're about to discover whether all our efforts have been in vain as the piece of equipment over which we've toiled faces a battery of RF-related tests.
The Points Guy
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One final aspect of upgrades for high-tier elites involve certificates, and there's a sharp difference between the carriers. One (American) doesn't provide any upgrade instruments to Platinum Pro members, so you'd be left using miles or hoping for a complimentary upgrade. The other two allow high-tier elites to earn upgrade certificates that can be used on flights eligible for complimentary upgrades, essentially bumping them to the front of the priority line. Delta gives Platinum members 4 Regional Upgrade Certificates as one option in its Choice Benefits program (Platinums select one choice upon qualifying). United, meanwhile, provides 2 Regional Premier Upgrade certificates to Premier Platinum members. While 4 sounds better than 2 on the surface, the big difference is that United's are transferable to any MileagePlus member, while Delta's are not.
The Week
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Ultimately, he ended up abandoning the mission after drifting off course. Professor Markus Rex of the Alfred Wegener Institute, who will lead the Mosaic project, said they plan to travel in the summer of 2019, when sea ice is thin. "We can make our way with our icebreaker Polarstern into the thin sea ice to the Siberian sector of the Arctic. Then we stop the engines and let the Polarstern drift with the sea ice," he explained. "In winter the ice is too thick to travel through the ice; we can't break it. It would be way too dangerous to go on snowmobiles, and we have many, many containers of big instruments for studying the climate systems which we could never bring in snowmobiles." The project involves technology that will allow the research team to observe climate change on a more detailed scale than current satellite-based measurements. A number of international partners are involved in the £54m project, including the UK, Russia, China and the US.
The Iran Project
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We are willing to accept the obligations, not obligations that Israel had not accepted, but obligations that other countries around there, and then some, the NPT, the safeguards, the additional protocol, all other international instruments that prohibit development of nuclear weapons. Because we don't want to develop nuclear weapons. So those that prohibit development of nuclear weapons have no sunset clause, no sunset clause. Iran will no be free from the obligation not to develop nuclear weapons in ten years, in 20 years, in 50 years. These are permanent undertakings that Iran undertook when it signed and ratified the NPT, when it will ratify, if we have disagreement, the additional protocol and other international instrument. So people are simply engaged in what amounts to demagoguery. We are not about to be free to develop nuclear weapons any time in in in the future.
Mashable
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Making music you can dance to is so 2017. But dancing to make music is, potentially, the future. SEE ALSO: The newest Barbie is a smart doll you can't touch That's clearly the perspective of Daigo Kusunoki, an engineer who loves to dance. The twin wristbands he's showing off this week at the New York Toy Fair, called BeatMoovz by Dmet Products, are the product of that dual love affair. Inside each soft-rubber BeatMoovz wristband is a Bluetooth radio and an accelerometer. Every time Kusunoki moved his wrists, a nearby JBL speaker emitted a beat. Each band is connected to the BeatMoovz app, which has a library of 400 different sounds. Wearers can assign different sounds or instruments to each band. Read more... More about Toys , Toy Fair , Wearables , Music , and Tech
BBC Two England
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.. There's a constitutional moment and you have to have a referendum, but I don't think this should happen every year These are very blunt instruments. Yes/No, In/Out. I think there are lots of other issues that are very important now to securing equality, justice, fairness, schools, hospitals and so on. We will deal with the referendum and Brexit. You, sir, in the third row, there.
Universe Today
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The bottom line is a burn represented a risk to completion of Juno’s science objectives.” However, this is not exactly bad news for the mission. It's current perijove orbit takes it from one pole to the other, allowing it to pass over the cloud tops at a distance of around 4,100 km (2,600 mi) at its closest. At its farthest, the spacecraft reaches a distance of 8.1 million km (5.0 million mi) from the gas giant, which places it far beyond the orbit of Callisto . During each pass, the probe is able to peak beneath the thick clouds to learn more about the planet's atmosphere, internal structure, magnetosphere, and formation. And while a 14-day orbital period would allow for it to conduct 37 orbits before its mission is scheduled to wrap up, its current 53.4-day period will allow for more information to be collected on each pass. And as Thomas Zurbuchen, the associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington, declared : “Juno is healthy, its science instruments are fully operational, and the data and images we’ve received are nothing short of amazing.
Universe Today
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Universe Today
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CoinDesk
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Blockchain technology can't write songs or play instruments, but it might be able to ensure that those who do get the proper credit and compensation. Source
Washington Free Beacon
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"Furniture and blankets were stained with blood," the grand jury wrote. "Instruments were not properly sterilized. Disposable medical supplies ... were reused, over and over again. Medical equipment ... was generally broken; even when it worked, it wasn't used. ... And scattered throughout, in cabinets, in the basement, in a freezer, in jars and bags and plastic jugs, were fetal remains. It was a baby charnel house." The most interesting part, however, may be that it wasn't his illegal abortions but drugs that finally brought the police to Dr. Gosnell's door. (He was one of the top Oxycontin providers in Pennsylvania, leaving signed prescription blanks for his assistants to give anyone able to afford his consultation fee.) Many people knew the appalling conditions of his Philadelphia clinic, and several complaints had been filed with state and local agencies.
The Iran Project
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After the executive order, I talked to different lawyers, and nobody had any kind of clear-cut answers to me as to what would happen, Shamshirsaz said. After days of fraught discussions, he canceled his trip to Iran because of all these uncertainties. At the time, making the decision seemed like the painful part. But then Shamshirsaz contacted the families via Skype and witnessed their emotional reaction. It was really heartbreaking. It was very tough for me to personally talk with the families and say, sorry, I cannot make that trip,' he said. The surgeries he and his team routinely perform, both in the United States and internationally, are interventions to treat lethal conditions in developing fetuses, he said. Some are minimally invasive ultrasound guided operations in which surgeons make small incisions and use instruments inside the womb.
BBC News 24
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I had to learn musical instruments because that was one of his things. It was like a party in a box, this accordion that he was playing, it allowed him to create a party wherever he wanted. It was certain qualities of his personality that were interesting. Very taxing as well, you had to put on 50lb, didn't you, to take the role on, something like that? You must have been eating a lot, Forest, in the run-up to that! Yeah, well, during that time, I just kept eating.