Voice Of America
17 minutes
Officially, the last census counted 2.2. million immigrants in South Africa; some estimates are as high as 5 million immigrants. The nation is also beset by racial inequality and high unemployment, which has led to frustration. In 2015, xenophobic violence in Durban and Johannesburg left at least seven people dead and prompted thousands to flee. Another outbreak of violence in 2008 left at least 67 people dead. Ethiopian community member Alemayehu Senbeta, a carpenter, disputes the notion that immigrants take jobs away from South Africans and hinder the economy. “We’re not taking any jobs from the [citizens], but we are helping and supporting,” he said. “As you know, most of our people are in locations, rural areas. They go wherever, even risky places where people cannot go. Even some of the places citizens are very scared to go to that place, but our people go there and create a business for themselves.
Daily Mail - Formula 1
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The Event Chronicle
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By Kalee Brown President Donald Trump’s cabinet picks have stirred up some controversy in the U.S., and his latest selection is no exception. The Senate just confirmed Steven Mnuchin as U.S. Treasury Secretary after voting 53-47, suggesting that Trump may not be as “anti-establishment” as he would like us to believe. A highly experienced business associate, and chairman and CEO of the hedge fund Dune Capital, Mnuchin may seem like a suitable fit to those who dont see the bigger picture. Mnuchin spent 17 years working at Goldman Sachs, where he eventually made partner and created a fortune of $46 million. Mnuchin also worked at Soros Fund Management, whose founder, George Soros, is a key member of the shadow government disguised as a philanthropic billionaire. What makes Trump’s decision even more bizarre is that, according to electoral commission records , Mnuchin has donated multiple times to the Democratic party, including to Trump’s former opponent, Hillary Clinton.
Top Speed
30 minutes
Chevrolet has just released top speed information for the latest Camaro ZL1 and the supercharged coupe is officially the fastest Chevy you can buy from a dealership. Specifically, the ZL1 Coupe has an official top speed of 198 mph, a figure that was achieved on the High Speed Oval at Germanys Automotive Testing Papenburg proving ground. The ZL1s top speed was measured during two runs in opposite directions on the 7.6-mile loop. This is standard procedure, in order to account for variables like wind speed and track surface. The Camaro hit 202.3 mph in one direction and 193.3 in the other direction for an average of 198 mph. But while the official rating is set at 198, its more than obvious that the ZL1 is capable of running beyond the 200-mph mark. This makes it quicker than the bonkers Corvette Z06 or any other Chevy available for purchase right now, and puts in the select company of supercars that can hit more than 200 mph.
CNN United States News
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Adweek
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CNN
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21stCenturyWire
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Next morning, Palmyra was massacredWhen two dynamite-encumbered cars tiptoed to the Syrian coast, thousands of mothers, including mine, lived 20 seconds of horror when some apologetic news declared schools to be a definite target of the death vehicles. After all schools were evacuated, the car’s splinters rose above a police station, killing most and leaving some disfigured. CNN and the New York Times showered your laptop screen with the Nice, Brussels, and Berlin attacks because let’s face it, some lives do matter more than others. When an American raid invaded the atmosphere of Raqqa without knocking on the city’s sky, 82 civilians faced their doom. The Washington Post spoke of the incident three months after its occurrence, claiming that the raid was looking for some ISIS targets, all after burning the city’s features and paralyzing its infrastructure; On September 10 th , 2014, the Obama Administration officially declared that it will back the “moderate rebels” in Syria to the end of fighting ISIS.
Voice Of America
3 hours
Russian officials have recently named Serbia, Bosnia, Macedonia and Montenegro as Moscow's sphere of interest in the Balkans, saying they should not join NATO. The former Yugoslav republics were never part of the Soviet bloc and officially all of them want to join the European Union. Montenegro's prosecutors have accused Russia and its secret service operatives of plotting the election-day coup attempt that included alleged plans to kill Djukanovic and take over parliament. Some 20 people - including two Russians - have been accused of taking part. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied involvement in the plot. But it has openly supported nationalist parties and groups opposed to Montenegro's NATO membership.
Western Daily Press
3 hours
The world's oldest living man with Down's syndrome has celebrated his 77th birthday in a care home near Yeovil.Kenny Cridge celebrated the milestone at the Wisteria House care home in Tintinhull on Wednesday (February 15).Mr Cridge was officially named the world's oldest living man with Down's syndrome in 2008 by Guinness World Records.He was born in 1939 and doctors initially thought he was stillborn when he arrived with his twin sister Dorothy.Mr Cridge has been at the care home for the last...
Leicester Mercury
3 hours
Admit it. It doesn't matter how expensive your car is, you hate that daily commute to work. And if you don't, then it's those journeys to London that drive you mad or the traffic jams on the motorway to Birmingham, Manchester or Newcastle.Cycling to work is too dangerous, British buses aren't a patch on services in Europe, trains are too expensive and having a motorbike is just too damn terrifying.But we think there might be a solution.Last week, Dutch manufacturer PAL-V officially started...
Hemmings Daily
3 hours
Officially a works prototype, chassis LML/49/4 was used for testing and development, and for publicity purposes when not being driven by Brown. Like the works entry at Le Mans (and later, production DB2 models), it was powered by the Lagonda LB6 engine, a dual-overhead camshaft, inline-six cylinder that produced 105 brake horsepower when fed by a pair of SU carburetors. A four-speed David Brown transmission sent torque to the rear wheels, and 12-inch drum brakes were used in all four corners. The front suspension consisted of trailing arms with coil springs and an anti-roll bar, while out back the live axle received coil springs, trailing arms and a Panhard rod. In early 1950, LML/49/4 was sold to racer Lance Macklin, who entered the car in the Coppa Inter-Europa in March, finishing second in class. The following month, Macklin campaigned the coupe in the Targa Florio with co-driver John Gordon, but crashed chasing Alberto Ascari’s Ferrari 195S.
Digital Trends
3 hours
Samsung just might be considering selling refurbished Note 7, swapping out the battery for one that isn't so problematic, so it can claw back some of the lost revenue. Nothing has been officially confirmed quite yet. The post Samsung may swap out your Galaxy Note 7's hot battery for a safe refurbished one appeared first on Digital Trends .
PerezHilton
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We are officially in love with Jain ! She's made a very specific sonic choice for her new album - and we totally dig it! The French singer, who sings in English, has experimented with an African pop-influenced sound. And it's done so well! Feels very fresh! Her new single, Heads Up , picks up where her last left off and takes us to a happy and powerful place. Uplifting song! Inspiring song! Must listen song! Check it out above! Then CLICK HERE to listen to more music from Jain !
Sky News
3 hours
The explanation of these famines is easier than saying how to solve them. Yes, if you take South Sudan, the youngest country in the world, born out of a civil war but the North, now facing a situation where there is officially a declared famine. With 100,000 people in imminent danger of dying. 5.1 million people, according to the UN are at risk, already in a state of acute malnutrition.
OK!
3 hours
Stephanie Davis and Jeremy McConnell with newborn son Caben-Albi [Siobhan Kelly/WENN] And since welcoming her first baby into the world, the former Celebrity Big Brother star has taken on to motherhood amazingly. Sharing photo's of her newborn's bath time, unveiling baby mishaps on social media such as nappy dramas and much more, Jeremy McConnell's ex is totally smitten. And she's finally got everything she wanted as the Irish model has officially confirmed he's the father to baby ...
Plymouth Herald
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The Cornishman
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Daily Express - Technology
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Radar Online
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RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that Meghan Markle has no intention of putting the brakes on her acting career once she and Prince Harry are engaged — and that suits him just fine! “Harry loves America and is totally open to dividing his time between Canada, L.A. and London once he and Meghan are officially man and wife,” an insider told Radar of the prince, 32, and his Suits actress girlfriend. “It’s a logical step for the Royals, too, because he’ll be able to up their reputation abroad while still fulfilling duties back at home and overseas, of course,” added the source. PHOTOS: Jules Wainstein Busted Drinking After Ex Accuses Her Of Substance Abuse Issues As Radar reported , Markle was recently caught wearing a ring with an “H” on it while she was out shopping for flowers in London. And 35-year-old Markle, who recently met with her future sister-in-law, Kate Middleton , has passed the most important pre-marriage hurdle: gaining the approval of Harry’s loved ones .
Carscoops
4 hours
Due to the rather simple fact that Australia is one of just a few countries to drive on the left, there arent many hypercars of the recent era that have ever been officially offered for sale there. Read more »
The Cornishman
4 hours
Doris caused all sorts of havoc at the start of February - except it was just an unknown and unnamed stranger who we thought was Doris. Gale-force winds and high tides struck Cornwall, as yellow weather warnings were issued by the Met Office. Doris has been next on the list of named storms for some time, but The Met Office never officially attributed the damage to her. In Hayle, there was shocking footage of the storms spectacularly causing power lines to explode and arc at...
The Cornishman
5 hours
Doris caused all sorts of havoc at the start of February - except it was just an unknown and unnamed stranger who we thought was Doris. Gale-force winds and high tides struck Cornwall, as yellow weather warnings were issued by the Met Office. Doris has been next on the list of named storms for some time, but The Met Office never officially attributed the damage to her. In Hayle, there was shocking footage of the storms spectacularly causing power lines to explode and arc at...
The Points Guy
5 hours
Southwest's claim (that the Companion Pass is based on earnings for the calendar year) is accurate. The problem is that you haven't officially earned those points until they reach your Rapid Rewards account, and if you're using a co-branded credit card , that timing depends on when your statement closes. Southwest addresses this issue directly in the Companion Pass terms and conditions online: Points earned during a billing cycle on a Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit Card from Chase are not available for redemption or qualification for Companion Pass status until they are posted on your billing statement and posted to your Rapid Rewards Account. Only points posted on your billing statements and posted to your Rapid Rewards Account during the same calendar year are available for qualification for Companion Pass status.