Voice Of America
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The Event Chronicle
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The species was initially set to get protected status last month, following a January announcement before President Barack Obama left office. But the listing was delayed after Donald Trump became president and ordered a temporary freeze on new regulations, according to The Washington Post. Since the late '90s, the rusty patched bumblebee population has fallen by 87 percent, leaving tiny, scattered populations in 13 states and one province, according to the Fish and Wildlife Service. Some possible causes for the bee's decline include disease, parasites, pesticides and climate change. People who want to do their part to help aid the bumblebee's survival are encouraged to plant native flowers (even in cities) using any variety that will bloom from spring through fall. The US Fish and Wildlife Service also suggests people limit or avoid use of pesticides entirely.
Mashable
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Ev Williams wrote at the start of 2015 that he was taking Medium in a new direction because ad-driven media on the internet was "broken." The future? Subscriptions. "Medium will remain the best place to share ideas that matter and to find independent voices and fresh perspectives for free. For members, it will get better. For $5 per month (introductory price), you'll get two upgraded aspects..." he wrote in a blog post published Wednesday. Those aspects are a new reading experience that Medium has yet to roll out (and will feature a select list of curated stories), along with better content thanks to a pledge to give all subscriber money, for the first few months, to writers and publishers on its platform. After that, the subscriptions revenue will split between content creators and Medium in an undisclosed way. Read more... More about Business , Journalism , Digital Media , Medium , and Business
Daily Mail - Money
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Most recent incumbents are former M&S chairman Lord Myners and ex-Blackstone chair Sir David Verey. It’s two days work a month and unpaid, so Georgesix jobsOsborne wont be interested.
Daily Mail - Markets
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The company, which had a £1bn takeover offer knocked back by Bovis early this month, said it is on course to make profits of 'at least £306m' in the year to the end of June.
The Sun Daily
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PETALING JAYA: Automotive total industry volume (TIV) grew by some 12% year-on-year (y-o-y) in February 2017 to 42,455 units, marking the second consecutive month of growth for the auto sector since the downcycle started in December 2015, MIDF Research said. The research house, in a note said, although February 2017 TIV was down 5% month-on-month (m-o-m), the weaker sequential numbers was mere seasonality, given a shorter working month in February compared with January. Notwithstanding seasonality, such as festive purchases ahead of Chinese New Year, MIDF Research said, the growth can be attributed to recent new launches, including the five national car launches, as well as Toyota’s and Honda’s new launches towards the third and fourth quarters last year, and early 2017. “We stick to our 2017 TIV forecast of a 2% y-o-y growth for now, but we see selective players staging strong volume growth this year i.
Collective Evolution
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It was roaming the streets for an hour until it was finally captured again. His escape was executed the day before his anticipated death. After a truck carrying 10 bulls to a slaughterhouse overturned on the road, two bulls managed to escape and one of them ran into a local supermarket seeking shelter and safety. The bull didn't harm anyone; it only knocked over a few items at the store in dismay. Sadly, police shot the bull to death, despite the fact that it didn't necessarily pose a threat to anyone. Another animal escaped from a slaughterhouse in Queens, New York, last month, but this time it was a bull. The bull was eventually captured and returned. In the video below, one woman even laughed, suggesting that perhaps it was a sign from the universe that she should become a vegetarian. There are countless other examples of animals running away from their deaths, and I'm sure you've heard of other examples near you! Are These Animals Escaping Because They Knew They Were Going to Die? It's difficult to say whether or not these animals are intuitively understanding that they're en route to their deaths; however, I believe they are clearly responding to a change in their daily routine, which is stressful for any animal.
Politico
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One operative compared him to Colin Powell, circa 2000—a figure that the chattering classes are abuzz about but someone who has no real base of support. A Siena poll from last year found that only 23 percent of New Yorkers had a favorable opinion, while 12 percent had an unfavorable opinion and nearly two-thirds of voters had no opinion at all. A new Siena poll is slated to be out next month; the tumult with Trump is likely to improve his numbers slightly, but it’s still a long way from a groundswell. “Is Preet really going to spend a year of his life going to town hall meetings, and union meetings and endorsement meetings,” said one prominent New York pol. “Do you really see him wearing green and kissing babies and marching in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade? Because I want him to run, but I just dont see it.” So what does Bharara do next? Money, and lots of it, is surely in his future, especially with two children approaching college age, a hyper-competitive streak and a brother who sold his start-up to Amazon for $545 million.
Voice Of America
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Attendees will be able to personally lobby representatives in support of pro-Israel legislation. Last year, the conference drew a crowd of nearly 20,000 to hear keynote addresses from former Vice President Joe Biden and then-presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. The crowd was so large that the general sessions of the Policy Conference had to be held in Washington's Verizon Center. This year, the event will take place as U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has said it will make restarting the Israeli-Palestinian peace process one of its top priorities. Trump, while hosting Netanyahu last month at the White House, said he thinks he can broker a deal that will be agreeable for both sides, but emphasized that both Israel and the Palestinians will "have to make compromises." "I'm looking at two-state and one-state" formulations, Trump said.
France 24
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"The ice formation got a late start and everything lagged behind ?- it was hard for the sea ice cover to catch up." - Antarctic lows - The ice in the Antarctic also follows a seasonal cycle but its maximum comes in September and its minimum around February. In the Antarctic, this year's record low annual sea ice minimum was 815,000 square miles. That was 71,000 square miles below the previous lowest minimum extent in the satellite record, which occurred in 1997, said NASA. "Since November, daily Antarctic sea ice extent has continuously been at its lowest levels in the satellite record," said the US space agency. For the past two years, however, Antarctica saw record high sea ice extents and decades of moderate sea ice growth. "There's a lot of year-to-year variability in both Arctic and Antarctic sea ice, but overall, until last year, the trends in the Antarctic for every single month were toward more sea ice," said Claire Parkinson, a senior sea ice researcher at NASA Goddard.
Mondoweiss
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” “We use a little of that money, and Ashraf needs that money to live,” Izdihar said. “I didnt study, I dont work, I have no skills, I couldnt support us on my own.” Nida Raja Abu Akir, 24, was married for two years before her husband, Mohammed Saleh Abu Srour was arrested for allegedly throwing rocks at Israeli forces during clashes, according to his wife. Nida and Mohammed were both students at a local university, but Nida dropped out when her husband was arrested because she could no longer afford her tuition and rent without her husband’s salary. The PNF sends the couple around 2,000 NIS a month ($550), most of which is sent to Mohammed to live off of in prison. “To be honest, I can’t imagine how we would live without the salary we are sent, because without it our family would have to provide for him and we would all suffer a lot,” she said.
Daily Mail - USA
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BMW Blog
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In 2016, BMW sold 40,000 electrified vehicles, which are compromised of both pure BEVs (Batter Electric Vehicles) and plug-in hybrids. So that includes the BMW i3 , i8 , 330e and X5 xDrive40e . While that's not bad and a step in the right direction for BMW, the Bavarian brand has lofty goals for 2017, with its electric sales target of 100,000 vehicles. While BMW has been selling a lot of electric cars across the globe, Tesla has been beating the Bavarians in America by quite a bit. Tesla actually occupied a third of EV sales in America last year, which is mighty impressive. So far this year, not counting this month as it isn't over yet, Tesla has sold 4,200 cars while BMW has sold 700 EVs. Part of BMW's plan to increase its electrified sales up to 100,000 worldwide is to simply increase the amount of electrified cars it sells. So the Bavarians will be adding a ton of new plug-in hybrid models, adding plug-in variants to nearly every model in its lineup.
The Economic Times
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ABC News - International
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The Huffington Post
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Two tour companies plan to start offering dives to Titanic s watery grave, some six years after the last such company reportedly called it quits. Companies Blue Marble Private and Bluefish said this month they will begin offering tours of the famous wreck in submersible vessels, beginning in 2018. More than 1,500 people lost their lives at the site as the ship sank on April 15, 1912. Penny pinchers beware: These trips are going to cost you. Blue Marble Privates eight-day excursion, which features several dives according to its website , will cost $105,129 per person , reports Refinery 29. According to ABC, Blue Marble described their six-digit fare in a press release as the equivalent ― after inflation ― to a first class fare on Titanic at the time of its 1912 voyage. (Fun!) Bluefish lists its 13-day trips at $59,680 a head on its website; those trips feature just one dive.
Autocar
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The Kodiaq's versatile interior continues to impress, but this punchiest petrol engine will be a rare sight on our roads while diesel rules the roost The range-topping petrol version of Skoda's latest SUV, with a turbocharged 178bhp engine, four-wheel drive, seven seats, a seven-speed dual-clutch DSG automatic gearbox and bear-derived name as standard. It arrives at an interesting time, one of growing concern surrounding diesel particulates, and one of SUV sales in the UK growing by 20% each year on average.And the signs are good: Skoda says some 30,000 people have already registered interest with them even before the car is available to view in dealerships next month, which far outweighs the response to its Superb hatchback. In fact, there's already a three-month UK waiting list in place for Kodiaq, and around 85% of buyers have opted for pricier SE L trim or higher.
Politico
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“I have seen intelligence reports that clearly show that the president-elect and his team were, I guess, at least monitored,” Nunes told reporters. “It looks to me like it was all legally collected, but it was essentially a lot of information on the president-elect and his transition team and what they were doing.” However, when asked by reporters if Obama tapped Trumpsphones, Nunes said “that never happened.” Without citing evidence, Trump had tweeted earlier this month, President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election! The White House has since not presented any specific details to support the claim. Nunes said there will be more information by Friday.
Voice Of America
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The Economic Times
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Last month, media reports, citing unnamed top officials, said the government planned to sell its entire equity stake in HPCL to ONGC, helping build a company that will have a presence across the industry value chain. The reports also said all other state oil firms will remain untouched. The idea of merging state oil firms is more than a decade old and was resurrected in the middle of last year when the Cabinet Secretariat referred the matter to the oil ministry. But it made little progress until the budget announcement, which has prompted consultation with oil companies. The idea of creating an integrated oil major germinated outside the oil ministry, and so it is entirely possible that the key decisions regarding this will be made outside, officials familiar with the matter said. Therefore, its not necessary that the plans state oil companies present will actually get adhered to, and the government may just direct them according to what it thinks is the best way to create an integrated player, the officials said.
The Washington Times - Football
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Daily Mail - USA
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Lexi Mendiola, 23, shared a photo of herself in a one-piece earlier this month (pictured), showing a few stretch marks at the top of her thigh and reminding others it's 'nothing to feel weird about.
Politico
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“I have seen intelligence reports that clearly show that the president-elect and his team were, I guess, at least monitored,” Nunes told reporters. “It looks to me like it was all legally collected, but it was essentially a lot of information on the president-elect and his transition team and what they were doing.” However, when asked by reporters if Obama tapped Trumpsphones, Nunes said “that never happened.” Without citing evidence, Trump had tweeted earlier this month, President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election! The White House has since not presented any specific details to support the claim. Nunes said there will be more information by Friday.
SABC Digital News
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Well, today, Gauteng Social Development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza called on police to act against striking social workers for failing to comply with a court order. The department obtained the court order last week to prevent the social workers - affiliated to the health workers union - Nehawu - from intimidating non-striking staff at its facilities. A six-month old baby has since died amid the ongoing strike. The baby died after being moved from one care centre to another due to the strike. We are now joined in studio by Nehawu's 1st Deputy President, Mike Shingange. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news