Forbes
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Expect a torrent of corporate press releases to be launched over the coming months. Expect, also, for them to be absent of meaning. But the current interest in trade is an opportunity for business to lead the debate on the global supply chain, not contribute to its denigration.
The Huffington Post
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By contrast, during the last two years of George W. Bushs presidency, the Democratic-controlled Senate confirmed 68 of his judicial nominees. Indefensibly, Majority Leader McConnell ended the year without allowing the Senate to vote on the 23 circuit and district court nominees who had been languishing on the Senate floor for many months, sometimes for over a year, after having been thoroughly vetted and approved by the Judiciary Committee. He allowed no confirmation votes after July 6 of last year. Perhaps President Trump will do as Obama did and nominate a consensus nominee ... but it seems unlikely. Instead, Republican senators will demand that their violations of democratic norms last year be rewarded by giving them a pass to allowing an extremist to serve on the Supreme Court. But in this area as in so many others during the Trump era, we must be especially vigilant to protect our democratic norms if we want to protect democracy itself.
Fast Company
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Sixteen of the 17 hottest years have occurred this century and we know it's because of a changing climate, not changes in weather. Sixteen of the 17 hottest years have occurred this century and we know it's because of a changing climate, not changes in weather. NASA and NOAA jointly reported that 2016 was the warmest year on record. That's no surprise, as the first six months of the year were all exceptionally warm. Read Full Story
CNN
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After two and a half months at sea, Armel Le Cleac'h has finally achieved his dream in one of the world's toughest yacht races -- and in record-breaking fashion.
The Huffington Post
13 minutes
S. if steps are taken that damage EU interests? It's not at all clear, and I've pressed numerous current and former European diplomats on this point during private conversations over the past two months. Without fail, each of them has shrugged and conceded that if push comes to shove, the alliance with Washington is more important than their relations with Tehran. Europe knows it, Iran knows it, and the incoming Trump administration knows it. Frankly, this knowledge was the linchpin of U.S. policy toward Iran under George W. Bush and first-term Barack Obama: You can do business with Washington or Tehran, but not both. The EU relented. If Trump pursues identical measures, why should we believe that Europe's response would be any different? Thus far, he has openly dismissed EU interests when they don't align with Washington's, and the backbone of his campaign was putting "America First.
Sputnik International
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Sky News
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But it is just so difficult with so much snow. Only the top floor of the building is still exposed. The rest is buried under tonnes of snow. This image from the hotel website shows what it is like in summer, with the imposing mountain behind. Up to five metres of snow has fallen here in some places and while it brings in much-needed tourism revenue during the harsh winter months right now it is making this rescue operation extremely difficult.
Adweek
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BBC News 24
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Some from Scotland, some from Manchester, with ages from pensioners down to a small baby, just a couple of months old. The baby was two months old, we are told he died in the crash with his grandparents, both from Manchester.
BBC One London
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I spoke to the Government for five months and have taken our case to them. They looked at our case, or that our figures, we even had external auditors check those figures to make sure we were right and they agreed The Government says it has already provided some relief, £900 million extra across the country and in a statement it says, if the council set its proposed budget in the taxpayers of Surrey will have a final say in a referendum in May and we should trust the people.
Sky News
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It's hard to see a separate deal being done on customs at this point in time. Thank for joining me. Royal Mail has seen a collapse in revenue from letters, which it blames on "business uncertainty". The number of addressed letters fell 6% in the nine months to Christmas. The FTSE 100 group said that while parcel volumes continued to rise over the crucial festive season, it continued to witness a drop-off in advertising mail and wider business activity.
Ars Technica
30 minutes
A Tesla S with autopilot features. (credit: Ron Amadeo ) On Thursday afternoon, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) concluded a months-long probe of Tesla’s Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and Autopilot systems without finding any defects in the systems (PDF). The NHTSA opened the probe following a fatal crash that occurred in Florida while the car was in Autopilot. Soon after the May 2016 crash, an internal investigation by Tesla concluded that the cameras on the Tesla did not register a truck that was turning left into the Tesla’s lane due to glare from the sun. While critics suggested this meant the car was unsafe, Tesla countered that having Autopilot engaged did not cede responsibility from the driver. A month later, the NHTSA then opened its probe to conduct “a preliminary evaluation into the performance of Autopilot.
BBC One South
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The man who helped Joe out says nobody should think they're immune and is urging other bosses to do their part. My stomach isn't strong enough to step over these people, and that's it. Um, I... I'm no Boy Scout. But I've...I've...I've... In my early years, when I was 16, 17, I spent a good few months sleeping on people's floors and sofas, because I fell out with my parents, because I knew everything and they knew nothing.
BBC One South West
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Crime has increased across England and Wales, according to today's figures, reversing a falling trend. It is believed much of that could be due to online offences and historic cases, and that could mean more increases in recording crime in the coming months. 50 firefighters tackled a blaze which closed a major road in Dorset this morning.
BBC One South East
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How effective that has been in areas like the south-east will be judged in the coming months and years. A businessman accused of blighting a Kent village with a mountain of discarded mattresses has told a court his personal life was "an absolute living hell" at the time he was trying to clear the site. Lewis Bertram - who ran a recycling business in Smarden near Ashford - is accused of having more than double the amount of waste he was allowed on site. But he told Canterbury Crown Court today that that figure was "impossible", as Simon Jones reports.
BBC One London
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Congestion is one of the big challenges cities face. How he will tackle the jams will be revealed in the next few months. A "lose, lose" for London and the rest of the UK - that's the mayor's assessment of the Prime Minister's Brexit plan as Theresa May today addressed banking bosses in Switzerland.
BBC One South
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Joe Campbell takes up the story. For Joe, this is a trip back to what, for three months, he called home. This is where I used to live. It's a World War II pillbox. I was just having a wander one day, as you do, from this place.
NPR
an hour
Futurity
an hour
The researchers knew that hydrogen would change both the dimensions of the lattice and the electronic properties of the nanoparticle. They thought that, with the appropriate microscope lens and aperture configuration, techniques called scanning transmission electron microscopy and electron energy loss spectroscopy might show hydrogen uptake in real time. After months of trial and error, the results were extremely detailed, real-time videos of the changes in the particle as hydrogen was introduced. The entire process was so complicated and novel that the first time it worked, the lab didn't even have the video software running, leading them to capture their first movie success on a smartphone. Following these videos, they examined the nanocubes during intermediate stages of hydrogenation using a second technique in the microscope, called dark-field imaging, which relies on scattered electrons.
BBC One Wales
an hour
My responsibility? These people are in pain for months longer than they would be if they lived the other side of the border. Not everyone who waits deals with pain and discomfort. Not everyone who waits and waits in I don't type to hide from that.
Radar Online
an hour
Renee Graziano suffered a traumatic injury just months before her rehab check-in, and RadarOnline.com obtained an exclusive clip of how she dealt with the pain! The Mob Wives star was filming scenes for Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars when she hurt her ankle. The couples were learning a sexy new dance routine — and her boyfriend Joe Gambino could care less about her or the challenge! While Graziano, 48, insisted that she should participate despite her injury, Gambino didnt agree. PHOTOS: Big Ang Death — ‘Mob WivesStar’s 20 Most Outrageous Moments “Your f**ng attitude sucks!” she yelled at him while she was getting ready to join the rest of the cast. “Since you’re not listening, I dont give a f**k!” he hurled back. “If someone says to put in 100 percent into it,” she later pleaded in the clip before getting cut off. “Why put — dont do that!” “Just dont get all drama queeny,” Gambino responded, sending Graziano into a tirade.
The Huffington Post
an hour
January 11, 2017. The day not-my-President-elect Donald Trump had a Hollywood-worthy showdown with the media during his first press conference in five months. The only thing missing was the cheesy soundtrack from a Sergio Leone Spaghetti western. We'll give this one to Trump. The losers? CNN, its reporter Jim Acosta and the entire 4th estate. What happens next will determine whether the media survives the Trump era and continues to play a central role in American politics and daily life, or if it limps away a sad broken footnote in the most bizarre, divisive administration in history. It's definitely time to sound the alarms, as we've entered unchartered territory. The media should be terrified, as its very existence is in grave danger. Trump and the press have raced right past whatever honeymoon normally exists and have stage-dived into the contentious, punitive phase of this dysfunctional relationship.
ITV
an hour
The manager hoping to be lucky number 13 is Karl Robinson, and our sports reporter Amy Lewis spent the day with him at the club's training ground. Carl Robinson has only been here a couple Carl Robinson has only been here a couple of months, but he already looks very much couple of months, but he already looks very much at home.
BBC News 24
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Six British people have died and several more have been injured in a minibus crash in Saudi Arabia. The group were on their way back from a pilgrimage to Mecca. Our correspondent, Judith Moritz, is in Manchester, where four of the victims lived. months' old, who has sadly died, alongside his grandparents, they were 64 and 69 and they were from Manchester.