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The site itself is available in English, German, French, Italian, and Portuguese, and the catalog includes books in all languages. Theres a heavy bias towards English-language works and translations, but the same is true of all the ebook download sites weve looked at here. Project Gutenberg is a wonderful source of free ebooks particularly for academic work. However, it uses US © law, which isnt universal; some books listed as public domain might still be in © in other countries. RightsDirect explains the situation in more detail . Project Gutenberg 2. Amazon Cheap Reads for Kindle A hidden treasure trove of free ebooks, ready to sync with your Kindle devices and apps Despite its name, most books listed on Amazon Cheap Reads for Kindle are completely free to download and enjoy. Youll find not only classic works that are now out of ©, but also new books from authors who have chosen to give away digital editions.
Daily Mail - Football
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For every Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who's fought back from the brink to be the first name on a Mourinho teamsheet, there's a Luke Shaw... burrowing away in training with little reward.
TopRank
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The Economic Times
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Along the Agra-Lucknow expressway, the state government’s largess seems to have cascaded. In one village, Samshad, a farmer who goes by one name, used compensation to buy two water buffalo and start a milk business. In Naktaura, Singh’s village, Ram Gopal Yadav, whose shop was plastered in Samajwadi Party stickers and one scratched out BJP sticker, built four brick shops next to his own and rents them out as a new source of income. All say they will vote for the Samajwadi Party. "Because of this road many areas have developed," Singh said, praising the chief minister. "If he comes back to power, he will build roads in other areas. And the state will become more prosperous."
Fast Company
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She says she wants to "dress the world," and she's off to an impressive start. We spoke with Amaka Osakwe about what inspires her Maki Oh clothing line. She says she wants to "dress the world," and she's off to an impressive start. We spoke with Amaka Osakwe about what inspires her Maki Oh clothing line. Before Amaka Osakwe can design a single piece of clothing, she tells herself a story. She might spend hours imagining the life of a woman rushing to catch a bus after a long day. She'll give her a name and paint a picture of her family, her friends, her boyfriend. Read Full Story
IT PRO News
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HubSpot Marketing Blog
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Fortunately, as time goes on, the investment pays off in the form of established, mutually beneficial relationships. Grab their attention. You only have one chance to make a good first impression, and when it comes to pitching, you only have a few seconds to make sure your email stands out in the overflowing inboxes of busy journalists. There are really only two things that can set a pitch apart at first glance: the sender (i.e., your name and email address) and the subject line. While you can eventually build relationships and gain credibility solely on your name, your subject line is initially the deciding factor when it comes to whether or not your pitch is even opened, let alone read. Considering 57% of publishers receive between 50 and 500 pitches per week, it’s imperative to take your subject line seriously and consider some A/B testing.
BBC News 24
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Jamal al-Harith was a Muslim convert and born under the name Ronald Fiddler. We can get more on this now from our political correspondent Adam Fleming.
BBC News 24
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Cheers, Lorna. I should have asked Carol that question. Since the Met Office have started calling these storms by name, we, the great British public have become much more engaged and therefore prepared for when the storm hits.
Politico
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Top lawyers who helped the Obama White House craft and hold to rules of conduct believe President Donald Trump and his staff will break ethics norms meant to guard against politicization of the government — and they’ve formed a new group to prepare, and fight. United to Protect Democracy, which draws its name from a line in President Barack Obama’s farewell address that urged his supporters to pick up where he was leaving off, has already raised a $1.5 million operating budget, hired five staffers and has plans to double that in the coming months. They’ve incorporated as both a 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4), allowing them to operate as a nonprofit but participate in some forms of political advocacy as well. While other Trump opponents focus on taking the president to court over the travel ban and deportations, the new group plans to drill into issues that arent already hitting the headlines, like potential intervention in and intimidation of regulatory agencies by West Wing staff.
Techradar
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Slowly but surely, more apps are bringing in support for the MacBook Pros Touch Bar, and the latest big name piece of software to do so is Chrome at least in the Canary (effectively the earliest release or alpha) version of the web browser. The fact that support is in the initial Canary build of Chrome 58 now means that it should be in Googles browser when version 58 hits its full (stable) release to all and sundry; that should be in the last week of April, going by the current release roadmap. 9 to 5 Mac spotted this development, and noted that obviously enough, Touch Bar support is rather rudimentary in this initial incarnation. Slick searching It allows you to pull off tricks like searching directly from the Touch Bar, or launching a new tab, along with the expected collection of buttons (back, forwards, refresh page, add to favorites).
Politico
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It is signedSergii” — an alternative transliteration of Leshchenko’s given name — and it urges Manafort to respond to an email address that reporters have used to reach Leshchenko. In the text to Manafort’s daughter to which the note was attached, the sender writes from a different address, “I need to get in touch with Paul i need to share some important information with him regarding ukraine investigation.” The sender adds “as soon as he comes back to me i will pass you documents,” but also warns: “if I dont get any reply from you iam gonaa pass it on to the fbi and ukrainian authorities inducing media.” Leshchenko disavowed the texts in question, telling POLITICO on Tuesday “I've never written any emails or messages to … Manafort or his family. I don't know their contact details.” He added he said “I have nothing to do with” the email address from which the texts were sent.
Derby Telegraph
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As Storm Doris sweeps across the country today, the Met Office has already released the name of the next storm it's Ewan. The Met Office started giving storms names in order to raise awareness about serious weather heading towards Britain. Just like hurricanes, storms are given names in alphabetical order - alternating from male to female. So far this winter, we've seem Storm Angus, Storm Barbara, Storm Connor and now Storm Doris.Now we can reveal that future names will be Fleur,...
BBC News 24
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They were so rude and obnoxious. Because I rebelled against it, I got put on punishment and I was made to scrub concrete steps with a scrubbing brush not bigger than a toothbrush for hours. And then when your name was called, you had to go in a room like Barbara and he used to put ether on a course, put it on your face and you would he loosen a and B screaming.
Japan Times
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A Russian man facing retrial in a 1997 handgun possession case should be acquitted, prosecutors said Thursday, putting him on course to clear his name ...
BBC News 24
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We will talk much more about that element of these reforms later on in the programme, if that has happened to you obviously let me know. You don't have to give your name if you don't want to. Send me an e-mail. Your experiences are really pertinent to that conversation, obviously the rest of the morning 's news now with a meter.
Open Culture
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Saul David Alinsky died 36 years before the election of Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton’s first attempt for the presidency. But many feverish screeds on social media, talk radio, and YouTube might have made one think he lurked behind these politicians like Rasputin. Spoken of by many on the right as a servant of the devil , “ American Joseph Goebbels ,” and “ dangerous harbinger of insurrection ,” Alinsky developed a reputation for insidiousness that may exceed his influence, considerable though it may be. But liberals and leftists have no special purchase on Alinsky’s legacy. As one thoughtful, eloquent pundit recently wrote , “the Right has taken Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals and shoved it up where #TheResistance dont shine.” Not long before this charming appropriation, Alinsky’s 1971 manual of political warfare found its way into the hands of some of the same Tea Party organizers who had made his name synonymous with everything they despised about the left.
EVO
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Stuart Gallagher 23 Feb 2017 Fans of VW’s curious Passat CC coupe-saloon will be pleased to hear it’s making a comeback as a standalone model. However, they may be disappointed to hear it’s no longer called a Passat CC - instead it will go by the name of Arteon, as revealed at the Paris Motor Show in 2016 . It will be revealed to the world in full at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show . Originally teased as a pencil sketch in Paris, the new VW fastback is, like the CC before it, positioned above the Passat within the company’s model hierarchy. And while these two latest teaser images dont show the whole car, when seen in conjunction with that sketch it’s not hard to consider how the Arteon will sit on the road. What we can tell is that the Arteon features a new front design language including LED headlights with distinctive chrome-plated crossbars for the radiator grille and leading edge of the bonnet.
Open Culture
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Is there a more misunderstood philosopher than Friedrich Nietzsche ? Granted, the question makes two assumptions: 1) That people read philosophy 2) That people read Friedrich Nietzsche . Perhaps neither of these things is widely true. Many people get their philosophy from film and television: Good Will Hunting , True Detective , Coming to America …. There’s nothing inherently wrong with that. I dont read medical books. Most of my knowledge of medicine comes from hospital dramas. (If you ever hear me make unsourced medical claims, please remind me of this.) But back to Nietzsche…. If few people read philosophy in general and Nietzsche in particular, why is his name so well-known, why are his ideas so badly mangled? Because some of the people who read a little Nietzsche write films and television shows. In many of them, he emerges as a twisted nihilist with no scruples and little regard for human life.
The Iran Project
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TasnimIranian President Hassan Rouhani described the Palestinian issue as a deep wound in the body of the Islamic Ummah and an embarrassment for the international community and some Muslim states. The Palestinian issue “is not a problem of a people or a nation but is a sign of injustice and oppression and disregard for international law and inefficiency of international bodies on the one hand, and a symbol of continued endeavors of a nation to restore their rights,” the president said Wednesday while addressing the 6th International Conference on Palestinian Intifada (uprising) in Tehran. It is also a “disgrace for the international community and a shame for certain Islamic countries,” he added. Rouhani further referred to the chaotic situation in the region today and the atrocities committed by violent and extremist ideologies in the name of religion while some Muslim governments, instead of cooperating to put an end to conflicts and blind killings, play blame games against one another, saying that the winner of such a deplorable situation is the Zionist regime of Israel.
Variety
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Top Speed
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In the 1990s, Maranello began using actual words alongside numerals, coming up with badges such as Scuderia and Italia. Not very inspiring, but not bad either. The Ferrari Enzo, on the other hand, was a great tribute to the companys founder, Enzo Ferrari. But in 2013 Ferrari launched the successor to the Enzo and thought its a good idea to name it the LaFerrari. Maranello explained that LaFerrari means "The Ferrari" or the "Definitive Ferrari" and also said something about fashion and accessories, something I dont really care about. While I do understand Ferraris decision to highlight the LaFerrari as its greatest supercar, I think that the name is plain childish. For one simple reason. The LaFerrari will be almost obsolete in a few years when Ferrari will launch a supercar with 1,000-horsepower or something. Then what, Ferrari? Will you name it the LaBigKahuna? And besides, can you imagine what silly badges we could have if all automakers would start to behave like this? Moving on.
Washingtons Blog
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BBC News 24
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