TIME - Top Stories
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And while during a time of great anxiety about Americas shifting alliances it may seem provocative to compare the president who assured Americans that the only thing we had to fear was fear itself with the president who has stoked fear with tweets, the ideological and temperamental differences between Roosevelt and Trump should not blind us to the fact that both entered office under similar conditions and both took similarly favorable stances toward Russia. What can we learn from these similarities? And what can they tell us about what lies ahead for the Russia-America relationship? Roosevelt, like Trump, came to power on a largely domestic agenda. Americans were far less concerned with the future of Europe than with finding work and putting food on the table. Unlike his predecessor, Herbert Hoover, FDR was attuned to this popular sentiment.
Abduzeedo
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Interior Design: Volvo Get Away Lodge in Sweden AoiroStudio Feb 21, 2017 We would like to share this Interior Design of a stunning lodge called the Get Away Lodge located just outside of village of Åre in Jämtland County, Northern Sweden. It’s a collaboration between renowned car brand Volvo and an online hotel curator Tablet Hotels . Inside the lodge, you’ll be charmed with a wood burning fireplace, lounge, free wi-fi/parking, 24 hours concierge and on top of that; access to access to Volvo’s newly launched all-weather V90 Cross Country wagon car! According to the Global Consumer Experience at Volvo Car Group, six out of ten people want to spend more time outdoors, not at the office. It’s not hard to think otherwise, this lodge is the perfect location for anyone who wants to escape for a few days to discover the elusive work-life balance we have all heard of.
Beijing Bulletin
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Sputnik International
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The Congressional Budget Office reports that the US Navy’s 30-year shipbuilding plan would average $21 billion per year, or $5 billion more per year than the Navy has spent on shipbuilding over the past 30 years.
Voice Of America
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He wants to avoid that certainly in areas where there is complete control," the refugee agency spokesman said. UNHCR has begun helping displaced people in the worst-affected areas, Dobbs said, but "swift and substantial action and adequate funding are becoming urgently needed to avoid famine and a repeat of 2011." The U.N. agency urgently needs $825 million to carry out humanitarian operations until June, he said. On a related issue, the United Nations released $18.5 million from its global emergency fund in response to a new catastrophic drought in Ethiopia. Jens Laerke of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs told VOA this response was "triggered by the very rapidly deteriorating situation we have in Ethiopia, and in particular in the Somali region, where the pastoralists were extremely vulnerable to climatic changes and were in very dire condition.
Politico
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The federal courtssystem for electronic filing and access to case dockets contains a serious security flaw that could be exploited by hackers, according to a group devoted to making judicial records available for free on the internet. The Free Law Project disclosed the existence of the security issue publicly in a blog post Monday afternoon but did not provide details about the problem with the online Public Access to Court Electronic Records/Electronic Court Filing system, better known to lawyers, journalists and court personnel as PACER/ECF. “We run a service that helps academics and journalists gather content from PACER,” the project’s Michael Lissner said in a statement Tuesday. “As part of this work, we discovered a major vulnerability that we reported directly to the Administrative Office of the Courts. We hope they’ll urgently provide a fix for this issue so that PACER/ECF can be a secure tool for its many users.
Politico
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Largely left unmentioned by Pruitt was already heightened tensions among EPA staff, and it remains unclear whether Pruitt’s speech has lessened that much. A few dozen career staff in the Chicago office drew headlines with a lunchtime protest earlier this month, while union organizers had encouraged members to call their home state senators and urge them to vote against Pruitt’s confirmation. Those efforts indicate unprecedented opposition among government workers who have served administrations of both parties. Despite Pruitt’s partial olive branch on Tuesday, many at the agency are waiting for the other shoe to drop. One EPA employee told POLITICO that workers are waiting anxiously for Trump to issue the expected executive orders instructing EPA to repeal its Clean Power Plan and Waters of the U.S. rule. Both regulations are under judicial stays, so the immediate impact of such a presidential order likely would be minimal, but they would set a tone and indicate the agency’s direction.
Leicester Mercury
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Forbes
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South China Morning Post
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Bleacher Report
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After officially joining the Los Angeles Lakers front office, Magic Johnson will not be able to fulfill his duties at ESPN. Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated provided a statement from ESPN: The Lakers announced Tuesday Johnson would be the team's new president of basketball operations with general manager Mitch Kupchak and vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss both being relieved of their duties. Johnson had only returned to ESPN in December, first appearing on television during the Christmas Day coverage on NBA Countdown . Per ESPN Media Zone , he had been an NBA studio analyst with the company from 2008-13. However, he now has a much tougher job ahead of him as he tries to turn around a team that is 19-39 through the All-Star break. The franchise is seven years removed from back-to-back championships, but it also hasn't won 30 games in a season since 2012-13.
The Washington Times - Basketball
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Sky News
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Hate crime is on the rise in America, and so is white nationalism. Richard Spencer is the controversial poster boy of the movement, himself now a target. I have come to meet him at his new office, just miles from the White House.
BBC News 24
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They lost, but it was close. All three of the judges agreed that we're being treated differently because of our sexual orientation and that this impacts our private and family life. a civil partnership by their local registry office.
Derby Telegraph
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A power grid company says it is on alert to combat the force of Storm Doris should it hit parts of Derby and Derbyshire. The city could be hit by power cuts and widespread disruption as Storm Doris brings 80mph winds on Thursday, according to the Met Office's latest forecast. Amber be prepared warnings from the Met Office have already been issued.READ MORE: Last-ditch call for Derby bride and groom to take part in TV showWith the possibility of power cuts, Western Power Distribution...
ABC News - United States
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The doctor didn't realize the coyote was behind him until they were both inside.
Washington Free Beacon
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The Economic Times
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The Rs 15,000-crore acquisition was just the beginning of the journey. Kotak set up a thirty-member integration management office headed by current COO Mohan Shenoi and a three-member steering committee which included Kotak himself and two other joint managing directors. And there were over five consultancies, including a team of more than 50 people on call, to help. “The merger process, according to me, was like servicing and upgrading an aircraft while it is flying,” says Shenoi. “So, we had to ensure that business as usual should go on, not on one side but on both sides." Yet another challenge was that of the people from the 85-year-old bank which was once a community bank and had unionised labour. “In a merger, you need to place your bets on people pretty early on, but we said we will not decide. We took the easy way out and that was a wrong decision.
Herald Courier
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Bleacher Report
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Although he has no NBA front office experience, he was a guard at the University of Michigan and was part of the Wolverines' 1989 NCAA championship team. Kupchak was let go by the Lakers on Tuesday after more than two decades on the job, and part-owner Jeanie Buss announced that Magic Johnson would be installed as the President of Basketball Operations. She also confirmed that the search for a new GM would begin immediately. The Lakers are currently 14th in the Western Conference at 19-39, and they have not reached the playoffs since 2012-13.
The Huffington Post
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After taking the posters down, the teachers were initially allowed to put them up again. But the administration did some further investigation online and determined that the posters could be seen as political. The school does not allow teachers to put up political posters in their classrooms unless its part of a curriculum and they represent both sides, Gaddis said. (The story was first reported by the Carroll County Times .) President Donald Trump took office vowing to crack down on immigration and ban Muslims from traveling to the United States, promises that he has already tried to fulfill . His administration is also stacked with anti-immigration hard-liners , and his campaign won early support from prominent white nationalists, whom Trump has unconvincingly sought to disavow . The art recognizes groups that may feel marginalized under the Trump administration.
Washingtons Blog
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And he's not alone. In the last couple of months a facility in Utah is now under a 30-year exclusion, and a New York physician is now excluded from Medicare for five years. These penalties and exclusions not only affect those providers that are intentionally fraudulent. Even an innocent mistake can land you in serious legal and financial hot water. Being tagged as excluded by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) can crush your practice especially considering the new guidelines that went into effect just a couple of days ago (on Feb. 13th). Tomorrow, a leading healthcare attorney will walk you through the new exclusionary rules that just took effect so that you can really understand what will keep you off of the OIG's hit list. Here are just a few of the practical, easy-to-implement tactics you'll receive by attending this 60-minute online training: Determine specifically who you should screen (individuals and entities) and how often Avoid being placed on the list for lack of compliance if there is a match on your team Find out what other legal actions can have collateral damage resulting in exclusion Learn how to get reinstated onto Medicare after an exclusion period expires Head off the top flags that lead to exclusions Master documentation requirements making your files audit-proof And so much more.
Channel 4
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I think that that is quite alarming, you need to create an environment that works for everyone. When you have so few women in the office that, as Susan Fowler alleges, it wasn't worth getting a special jacket made for women because there wasn't enough of them, you have got a serious problem there. What you do about the dearth of women in text? I think the problem is greater than the majority of companies would add knowledge. If you are pushing women, you are damaging the chance of the company to be really high performing, because women bring lots of skills.
Washington Free Beacon
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"The weirdest speech to me was the one by the U.S. representative who built her statement as if she is Mother Teresa herself. Please, remember which country you represent. Please, remember the track record of your country," he said. Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general's office, on Monday said: "He has been such a regular presence here that I am actually quite stunned. Our thoughts go to his family, to his friends, and to his government." Shortly after news of the ambassador's death broke, a moment of silence was held at an informal session of the U.N. General Assembly. Later, the General Assembly's president, Fiji Ambassador to the United Nations Peter Thomson, offered the world body's "heartfelt condolences" and praised the late ambassador's "stern resolution" before leading another silent tribute. The Security Council issued a statement offering its "deep condolences to the family of the ambassador, the government, and the people of the Russian Federation.