Bleacher Report
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Dreams are always open to interpretation. An NFL team's dream fit on draft day varies based on availability and situation. Every franchise would love to select this year's top talent, Texas AM's Myles Garrett, but he's only going to be available early in the NFL draft, and it's unlikely he'll make it past the Cleveland Browns at the No. 1 overall pick. A dream fit requires certain parameters, and it won't fall under Sigmund Freud's umbrella created when he said, "Dreams are often most profound when they seem most crazy." With each selection, a franchise's current needs, interest level in certain prospects and perceived value/slotting of the talent were taken into consideration when finding the right situation for the draft's top talents. A player or two will appear twice, because multiple teams will have similar interests. However, the majority of these dream selections are the best available fits based on where each team sits when on the clock Friday or Saturday.
Politico
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Thirty years ago, writing against the backdrop of Soviet-dominated Eastern Europe, novelist Margaret Atwood called the women in the “The Handmaid’s Tale” who were standing up to the fictional Puritan-inspired totalitarian government “the resistance.” Next week, Stephanie Schriock, the influential president of the women’s political empowerment group EMILY’s List, is preparing to give the organization’s annual award to the Women’s Resistance to President Donald Trump overall. One of these women is a 77-year-old Canadian feminist poet whose love of fairy tales inspired her to be a writer; the other a seasoned political operative who was rumored to be in the running to be Hillary Clinton’s pick for Democratic National Committee chair if she’d won. One writes dystopian novels about women’s rights being taken away; the other deals in the practical world of fighting to preserve them.
Variety
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Meridian Entertainment has reached a film financing agreement with Blumhouse Productions, the makers of The Purge and Insidious, Variety has learned. The pact is a multi-year one and will cover all Blumhouse films outside of the production companys overall deal with Universal Pictures. The partners first film will be a remake of Benji, the long-running... Read more »
France 24
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The investigative weekly Le Canard Enchaine first broke the story in late January, and Fillon was charged on March 14 with misuse of public funds over the affair. While employing a family member as a parliamentary aide is not illegal, Fillon has failed to convince investigators that Penelope earned her salary. Her overall earnings totalled more than 680,000 euros ($725,000) between 1986 and 2013. - 'Give back the money' - If found guilty on those charges, Fillon could in theory be jailed for up to 10 years, fined a million euros and deprived of the right to hold public office for a number of years. A beneficiary of illegally-received public money can also be jailed for up to 10 years and face a fine of 750,000 euros. Fillon bluntly denied any wrongdoing and claimed that Socialist President Francois Hollande created a "secret cell" to leak information against him -- an accusation that gained little traction.
BBC News 24
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Overall, online-sales now represent 8.4% of the almost £30 billion global art market. Joining us now is Robert Read, Head of Art and Private Clients at Hiscox. Robert, 8.5%, it is not a huge amount of the global art market. Why hasn't it grown more? No, you're right, it's tiny and it's surprising that.
Techradar
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It's PC Gaming Week on TechRadar! Cream of Computex? As weve heard before , though, its more likely to be June, coinciding with Computex which starts on the last day of May, and runs into the first week of June being the likely launch platform. That would give some breathing space between the launch of the RX 500 series graphics cards (that have only advanced the current-generation Polaris tech) which has only just happened, and the release of Vega. Still, you never know in the world of technology; we might just see an earlier launch for the next-gen GPU. As we saw when the first details about Vega were unveiled at CES back at the start of the year, it boasts a next-generation compute engine, high-bandwidth cache and HBM2 video memory (which sports twice the bandwidth per pin compared to HBM). AMD says that in comparison to GDDR5 video RAM, HBM2s overall footprint is 50% smaller.
BBC Parliament
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Labour and when you substitute capital for Labour, very often, you get higher productivity. Overall. Not in every case, but very often. But we do need to do more. The Government has made some steps in this regard. We don't think they've gone nearly far enough
Bleacher Report
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The more Harden can rest before the second round begins, the better their chances will be of advancing to the Western Conference Finals for the second time in three years. Houston is 11-2-1 ATS at sports betting sites in the past 14 meetings overall and will rely again on a balanced effort to oust Oklahoma City. With the San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies possibly going the distance in their first-round series, clinching in Game 5 is what the Rockets need to do. NBA betting trends Oklahoma City is 1-4 ATS in its last five games. Oklahoma City is 5-2 ATS in its last seven games on the road. The total has gone under in four of Houston's last six games at home. All NBA lines and betting trends courtesy of Bleacher Reports official odds partner, OddsShark. All quotes gathered firsthand unless otherwise noted. Check out Twitter for injury and line-movement updates and the OddsShark YouTube page for picks and analysis, or download the free odds tracker app .
NBA on TNT
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Politico
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President Donald Trump on Tuesday aggressively pushed back against the idea that he’s easing away from his pledge to build a massive border wall, imploring his Twitter followers to not “let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL.” A border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, paid for by the Mexican government, was a foundation of Trump’s campaign, and his overall hardline stance on immigration became a rallying cry for his supporters, who often chantedbuild that wall” at his events. But as president, Trump has stepped back, albeit slightly, from his position that Mexico would pay for the wall, instead suggesting that taxpayers might foot the initial bill for the sake of expediency. Mexico will eventually pay the U.S. back, Trump has insisted, even though Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has been steadfast in his position that his nation will not pay for the wall under any circumstances.
Mind Shift
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But the numbers don't bode well for students in similar situations. The National Center for Learning Disabilities analyzed data from the U.S. Department of Education and found that students with learning disabilities drop out at nearly three times the rate of students overall. And for black students, dropping out is even more likely. Robert Balfanz, a professor at Johns Hopkins' School of Education and director of the Everyone Graduates Center , says the double stigma these students face is a key factor in their graduation rates. It's not only the academic challenges that can affect these students' self-esteem and motivation to learn. For black students, there's also the awareness of racial biases and discrimination. In the 2014-2015 school year, about 37 percent of black students with a disability left high school without a regular diploma, compared with 23 percent of white students with a disability — a 14 percentage-point difference.
Western Morning News
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A £2.5 million package of improvements designed to make Central Park even better has just been given the go-ahead, with the aim of making Plymouth's premier park even better and delivering up to date sport and community facilities for residents. The works will be delivered as a programme with the first two phases being delivered during 2017 to 2018. The plans include an overall enhancement of the park environment with path and boundary improvements as well as an arboretum, new woodland...
Copyblogger
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In all frankness ... most of them are not very useful. If your campaign is doing its job i.e., if it's accomplishing your goal at a reasonable cost to you then it’s a success. Period. Other metrics, such as click-through rate or reach, are useful in diagnosing problems with your campaign, but they mean jack squat if your campaign isnt doing what you need it to do. Keep your eye on the ball. Aim for results over time Overall, yes, social media ads can be a lot to swallow. But dont feel that you have to succeed right away, and dont get discouraged if your ads take a while to show results. It’s like riding a motorcycle honing your skills takes time and practice. The technology of social media ads is new, but the strategy is exactly what you've known all along. You’ve got this. The post Your No-Nonsense Guide to Getting Started with Social Media Ads appeared first on Copyblogger .
Techradar - Reviews
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The Max XLs mid-range sibling, the ZTE Blade V8 Pro features a much heavier skin, so its refreshing to see an almost stock experience. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 chipset and 2GB of RAM work in tandem to power the phone and overall, its adequate for browsing the web, listening to music and watching video but it wont win any benchmark battles. In our short time with the Max XL, the phone felt snappy navigating through menus but stuttered when using split-screen multitasking. We also notice split-second lag when opening apps and opening web pages. Theres 16GB of onboard storage with the ability to expand up to 128GB via microSD. This is a great option to have, especially if you take a lot of photos or have a big local music library. While the our tester phone didnt come with Boost Mobiles bloatware, there most certainly will be on the finalized version.
Proactive Investors USA
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A nudge upwards in its earnings forecasts for the year sent investors flocking back into shares of publisher Gannet Co Inc (NYSE:GCI). First quarter results were a touch ahead of expectations with revenues of US$773.5mln up by 17% on a year earlier and even more on an underlying basis. The USA Today publisher has been heavily restructuring its print operation to combat the onset of digital and after cost cuts of US$17.8mln, there was a net loss for the quarter of US$2.1mln. Underlying profits were a better than expected US$91.7mln (US$97.5mln). Robert Dickey, chief executive, said the pressures from declines in print advertising and circulation revenues in the US and UK were offset by acquisitions, cost reductions and local digital advertising revenues, particularly mobile. For 2017 overall, Gannet expects sales of between US$3.15bn/US$3.22bn but underlying profits are now seen as US$30mln better at between US$355mlnUS$365mln. Shares rose 7% in pre-market trading.
Bleacher Report
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Sometimes it's hard to remember, but even NBA stars are human. They might be capable of extraordinary feats of athleticism and precision, raining down three-point buckets with ridiculous accuracy and gliding through the air to make acrobatic slams look commonplace, but they can still wear down. Rest is necessary for even the most studly athletes like LeBron James and Russell Westbrook . Especially in the playoffs, when the league's brightest stars are tasked with even more responsibility and play increased minutes, fatigue can set in and impact performances down the stretch. Fourth quarters can be telling, because tired legs lead to more missed shots, fewer drives to the hoop and declining overall performances. Some teams allot rest sagely, while others are determined to ride their marquee figures as frequently as possible. And we're here to tell you which is which by breaking down the fatigue levels and late-game performances of the 10 players in the 2017 postseason playing at least 35 minutes per game and posting the highest usage rates.
Sky News
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in the EU. Another 11% would not want EU nationals to stay even if UK citizens were guaranteed the same thing. 55% overall, a majority, do not want this. Labour has said today that EU nationals can stay regardless of what the EU says.
Proactive Investors USA
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25 bn. Overall, there encouraging signs in the market said Umpleby. Quoting activity had picked up and retail sales to users were positive in machines and Energy & Transportation for the first time in several years. Shares were up 6.5% pre-market at US$96.81.
BBC News 24
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leads the crew back home and into the record books. The first all field team in the Whitbread Round the World Race and finished second overall -- all female. 27 years on, Tracy and many of the original crew are back, reunited.
Proactive Investors USA
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That delivers a much larger bang for each taxpayer buck spent. All of these trends tell me that we are on the cusp of a multi-decade global lightweighting revolution, and one that promises significant returns for those who produce or invest in the metals, alloys, and advanced materials that make this revolution possible. Lightweighting: A Key to Future Efficiency and Environmental Gains in Vehicles The transportation sector has been the primary focus of lightweighting efforts to date, and for good reason. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), it is one of the major sector contributors to the nation’s overall emissions of NOx, VOCs, and other air emissions, and is responsible for about 34% of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the U.S. Globally, more than 1.2 billion passenger cars and commercial vehicles operate on the planet today.
HubSpot Marketing Blog
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3) Twitter Quick reference: Tweets: 140-character maximum Does not include images, videos, polls, or quotes tweets Ideal length is 120-130 characters Hashtags: No more than two Videos: Maximum length is two minutes and 20 seconds Length of Tweets Marketers everywhere rejoiced when Twitter finally eased up on its character count parameters, and such media as images, videos, and polls, as well as quoted tweets, ceased counting toward its 140-character limit. Still, the "Quote Tweet" feature remains available, providing even greater character-saving measures. That happens when you press the rotating arrow icon to retweet a post, and then add a comment in the text box provided. You've still got 140 characters all to yourself to comment. Ideal Length Overall Like so much of what we've covered, it seems that when it comes to the overall length of a tweet, aim for short and sweet.
The Week
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Significantly, Google, which came ninth in 2015, did not feature in the top ten this year, says The Independent . Also notable was the lack of UK-based companies: only Nomura International is headquartered here and even that is the UK arm of a Japanese banking group. Overall, the ten companies pay an average of £80,000110,000, with a median base salary of £70,00083,400. Andrew Chamberlain, chief economist at Glassdoor, said: "This report shows that the big guns in tech and finance still dominate when it comes to large salaries in the UK." Companies
Phys.Org
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New research into workplace culture has found that employees with higher levels of autonomy in their work reported positive effects on their overall well-being and higher levels of job satisfaction.
BBC News 24
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in the negotiations, the next question is what would the Labour Government do back here in the UK to make up for the fact that we didn't get all the benefits of the single market. So that overall the benefits are preserved. It is an approach that businesses are crying out for us to take. You have said that at the end of 2018 you would have a parliamentary vote and if MPs voted down the deal go back to the negotiating table. What is the.