Politico
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) And it aligns with Trump’s insistence that he speaks for ordinary Americans rather than for the elites. But Trump’s populist message, that he intends to deliver governmental power to the people, is belied by his own language. Linguistic simplicity, argue political scientists, tends to go hand-in-hand with substantive simplicity; political speeches that use simple language tend not to grapple with multiple viewpoints or weigh the arguments in support of alternative perspectives. And that matters because simple speeches foster a belief that reality is not complicated, and therefore, that there’s not much need for deliberation or debate. This view flips the conventional warning that officials obfuscate through overly complicated languagesimplicity, too, has the potential to obscure reality. Political scientist Christopher Olds has shown that when presidents downshifted into simpler language in their weekly public address (as measured by the Flesch score), the public became more inclined to think that the government’s role in domestic matters should be minimized.
BBC News 24
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The Affordable Care Act created something that 20 million more people got health care so that will involve doctors and hospitals. We cannot find evidence that it has hurt employment at all. When employers are required to provide an overly generous plan it increases the cost of employment and they hire fewer people.
BBC One London
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At the other end, 17 goals from 21 games, they brought in Patrick Bamford and Rudy Gestede, does the system allowed them to do it at the other end as well, or is it overly defensive? Identity system is overly defensive, it does allow them to get more chances and to have more going forward.
Futurity
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Ebola vaccine is 100% effective after 10 days These genes indicate an overly aggressive primary immune response, which can damage organsparticularly the liver—and, paradoxically, may hamper a more targeted immune response. The research, published in the journal Genome Biology , suggests a new type of blood test that, while still in the preliminary stages of development, might be useful in future outbreaks to steer patients to the best treatment. The study suggests that something about the way people respond to infection affects their chance of survival, says corresponding author John Connor, associate professor of microbiology at Boston University's National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories. We can get a sense of who will survive and who won't, and we can get it earlier. This is the first study of this type ever done on this scale.
BBC One South
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The Anglo Continental is Bournemouth's biggest language school and last year they were down 800 students. A loss in revenue of £1 million. Brexit has not helped but the fall in numbers is also down to the UK Visa process, seen as overly congregated compared to other countries.
Petrolicious
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I got my hands on a 1990 Mini, an Austin. It wasnt in perfect condition but we restored it and changed the things that needed to be changedbrakes and some work on the engine. Finally, I repainted it a factory red color. My girlfriend and I, we started with that 1990 and went to many Mini meets here in Mexico. After seeing them more and more, we realized the old Mini Coopers were the really cool ones, the more valued pieces. So, we started looking for a classic Mini. Some years back, I saw a Mini Cooper S, a ‘60-something in south Miami, Florida. So, my girlfriend and I flew to Florida just to see the car, but it wasnt a great choice. The engine was overly modified—the originally just wasnt respected at all. It was a nice trip but we decided we wanted a more original car. Later, I saw this blue 1963 Morris Cooper on eBay. It was being sold by a respected gallery in Connecticut, so I called them and spoke for two weeks back and forth.
TIME - Top Stories
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Relax Being overly stressed doesn't do your heart any favors. Some research even suggests that extreme bouts of anger or stress can increase a person's risk for heart problems. The hormones released during the bodys flight or fight response can cause the heart to beat faster and constrict the blood vessels which can raise blood pressure, even if it's just for the short term. If you're feeling stressed, try some relaxation techniques like yoga or mindfulness . Put down the coffeeand alcohol Though some moderate alcohol is thought to provide some heart benefits , overdoing booze consumption can temporarily raise blood pressure, and cause other health problems down the line. Cutting back on caffeine may help, too. Some people are more sensitive to caffeine than others, but it has been shown to increase heart rate and blood pressure in some cases.
Adweek
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If there was ever a time to give President Obama a standing ovation, today is the day. And GIFslots of themare helping make it happen. To offer Obama one final thank-you for the past eight years, Deep Focus came up with a way to let everyone give the president a round of applause. The agency created The Standing O, a microsite that collects user-submitted GIFs of people giving Obama a standing ovation that then become a mosaic of Obama himself. So far, thousands of people have submitted videos of themselves applauding the president, resulting in a recreation of the image of Obama that appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone in 2008. I think we were all postelection looking for an outer in a way that we could express ourselves while not being overly political and still giving thanks where thanks is due, said Michael Asaro, head of production at Deep Focus.
Sky News
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He focuses simple messages, he does not get himself into areas he is not comfortable with. What that means is he is in the moment. It is not overly prepared. The flipside of that is you do not know what his strategies will be.
BBC News 24
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The document is often criticised as an overly complicated one size fits all solution. With Donald Trump in his way to office, those regulations may be on the way out. The question then is whether or not it leaves the US exposed to yet another financial crisis. Rather unusually, US stocks fell ahead of the swearing in the remaining of Donald Trump.
Sky News
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He focuses simple messages, he does not get himself into areas he is not comfortable with. What that means is he is in the moment. It is not overly prepared.
PC Pro
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In light of this, businesses have been encouraged to work together to "shape" Brexit negotiations into a form that is favourable to the UK. Consultancy Frost Sullivan recommends businesses "evaluate the impact of Brexit scenarios in terms of tariffs and barriers on all aspects of your business ... [and] join forces with others to lobby the government to negotiate in your interests". However, negotiations will need to take into account the opinions of 27 other member states, and the EU is likely to strike a balance between ensuring its own strong trade opportunities in the UK without being overly favourable to the departing nation. And with more than a third of technology companies having already been hit by Brexit slumps, according to a recent Company Check survey, leaving the single market is unlikely to give them confidence. Businesses now have that certainty that membership of the single market is no longer on the table.
Apartment Therapy
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(Image credit: Rochelle at Rhubarb Wren ) Project by: Rochelle Location: Wolverton, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, UK We moved into our Victorian terraced house a few weeks before the birth of our first child. We knew we would need to redo the bathroom as it was in a terrible state, though we didn't expect to have to wait so long to do it! It was finally finished just before Christmas - almost exactly seven years after we'd moved in. Living with a grotty, dark and dreary bathroom for years made me crave one that was light, airy and clean, but I was determined it wouldn't become cold and sterile or out of character with the rest of the house. On the other hand, we didn't want an overly 'themed' bathroom and it needed to be practical for a family with two young children. READ MORE »
Techradar
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AOC has revealed a huge premium gaming monitor which is curved and ultra-wide, aimed at eSports pros and boasting Nvidias G-Sync technology. The AOC Agon AG352UCG is a large 35-inch VA panel with a curvature radius of 2000mm and a resolution of 3440 x 1440 (which is a 21:9 ratio otherwise known as ultra-wide, for a wider field of view i.e. greater peripheral vision in your games). It has a refresh rate of 100Hz (which isnt so high these days, but equally wont be overly demanding of your graphics card) and a response time of 4ms (gray-to-gray), plus you get Nvidias G-Sync which guards against stuttering and tearing for smoother gameplay. AOC has also incorporated flicker-free tech so the display is easier on the eyes, and a low blue light option is thrown in towards the same end. Health-wise, theres also an ergonomic stand which can be adjusted for height, tilt and swivel.
PC Pro
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Consultancy Frost Sullivan recommends businesses "evaluate the impact of Brexit scenarios in terms of tariffs and barriers on all aspects of your business ... [and] join forces with others to lobby the government to negotiate in your interests". However, negotiations will need to take into account the opinions of 27 other member states, and the EU is likely to strike a balance between ensuring its own strong trade opportunities in the UK without being overly favourable to the departing nation. And with more than a third of technology companies having already been hit by Brexit slumps, according to a recent Company Check survey, leaving the single market is unlikely to give them confidence. Businesses now have that certainty that membership of the single market is no longer on the table. What that now means for UK industry rests entirely on the negotiations yet to come.
BBC One South
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Ha the governments being tough enough on Carillion Amey? Yes. I think we have seen, spoken to a lot of the Government ministers about this because we were in position previously, like a lot of MPs, where we had to make every complaint by the ministry, which was incredibly long and overly bureaucratic. So, we have spoken to them at length about this and they have made very clear to Carillion Amey that, if that improves, then they'll take away their contract.
The Huffington Post
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The shrill, bird-like noises that came out of her as she asked repeatedly for something to drink, only to push it away whenever anyone brought one to her mouth. The not quite knowing what she wanted--thinking something would help only to realize that it didn't. That disorientation that life is full of, death is full of too. Growing up, whenever my sisters or I would have an overly dramatic reaction to something--a loud gasp or high-octane oh my god--we'd say to each other: "whoa, you just Aunt Sara-ed that one." Of course, my sisters and I were just engaging in adolescent drama--- spilled milk and all. But for Aunt Sara, those audible reactions---sometimes heart-attack-level sounds for skinned-knee situations---came from a primal place of genuine concern. She just loved everyone around her too damn much, and didn't like to hear about bad things happening to them.
TIME - Top Stories
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TopRank
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For everyone else, this stage is a major part of making ABM effective. Map out the buying committee of your key accountswhat roles will be involved in the decision-making process? What demographics define these roles? What are their chief motivations at work? What information do they need to succeed at their job that you can supply? Answer these questions with research on the company’s website, industry websites, and on LinkedIn. Consult sales for the insights they have gleaned in the trenches, too. #6: Create & Distribute Content Once you know who needs the content and what they need to hear, go ahead and create content. Think about curation as an ABM function, tooyoull want to supply your audience with valuable information from a variety of sources. That way you can establish usefulness and authority without seeming overly promotional.
Techradar
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In an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Reddit, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell confirmed that the company is working on a new single player game that could very well be set in the Half-Life/Portal universe. When asked by a fan if Valve was currently working on any fully-fledged single player titles, Newell replied that yes it was, but didnt reveal any more than that. At a later point in the AMA, however, another user then asked Any chance of a new IP that takes place in the Half-Life/Portal universe? To this Newell responded with an equally firm but also equally undetailed yep. A portal to City 17 This doesnt mean the upcoming single player title is necessarily set in the Half-Life/Portal universe, though, so it's worth tempering your excitement. Valve isnt exactly known for being overly vocal about its projects so its unsurprising that these are the only details Newell was willing to reveal.
Techradar - Reviews
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Watch video on the iPhone 5S in isolation however and you're unlikely to have any real complaints with a bright screen and smooth playback you might find yourself wishing for a bigger screen though, which the newer iPhones can now offer. The iPhone 5S supports MP4 video files, and that's pretty much it. There are workarounds with third party video players available in the App Store which support different formats, but loading those videos onto the phone isn't overly straightforward so I'd recommend sticking with Apple's rules this time. It's a shame these restrictions are in place, as many phone these days support a wide range of video formats and Apple's limiting approach may well put off some prospective punters although iTunes is rather adept at conversion if you're that bothered. Video player controls are very simple. You get play/pause, skip, scrub (at varying speeds depending on how far you drag your finger up and down the screen) and volume, and that's it.
TIME - Top Stories
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I was just going to do this for me as the way I wanted to do it. In a way I think it was probably good that I had a certain innocence in that way that I didnt overly academically try to predetermine what it was I might do, or why I should do it. I just wanted to go out and become part of it, and be it. I really, really wanted to come out on the other side of this with a very admirable, important set of photographs. As a photographer making work since the age of eight, he admired Henri Cartier-Bresson and developed exercises to try and capture what Cartier-Bresson termed as the decisive moment. I used to pack my ears with wax and cotton and all kinds of stuff so I would go deaf. I would do that so I could just look at the world that was changing and moving around me in the sense of the decisive moment' and just look for moments amongst people, places, things, light that would strike me strong enough to want to make a photograph of it.
BBC Parliament
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There may be some who will want you have the relative certainty of the common agricultural policy are few would argue that it's a perfect system, far from it. Quite the opposite. All the hallmarks for too long of a system created in the 1950s. Overly bureaucratic and designed for the needs of 28 states and not the UK National agricultural interests that we have to have in mind. That is the huge opportunity Brexit to us.
Adweek
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Without pesky headphone wires, youll be freed up to move in any way the laws of physics allowand even, perhaps, some they dont. Apple this weekend launched Stroll, the latest 60-second spot in its ongoing Practically Magic campaign, which has been devoted to the iPhone 7 but here pushes the brands new AirPods wireless headphones. The spot stars Lil Buck, the 28-year-old freestyle dancer who first caught our attention two years ago when he danced with Mikhail Baryshnikov in a wonderful ad for Rag Bone. In the Apple ad, Buck strolls down the street, AirPods in his ears, and is suddenly freed from gravity as he gyrates through Mexico City to the lilting tune of Down by Marian Hill. The spot debuted Saturday during the Seahawks-Falcons NFL playoff game on Fox. Some observers have likened it to Apples classic iPod silhouette spots, though thats overly simplistic.