The Economic Times
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Design Milk - Architecture
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Design Milk - Tech
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Home Designing
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In the bedroom, natural wood grain takes a backseat to cool, matte colors. A second bedroom uses gray to create a relaxing atmosphere. The creative ceiling design is a true eye-catcher in this home. Reflective marble flooring catches light to bring a warmth into the main living space. In the bathroom, wood cabinetry contrasts with more white marble for a unified but distinct look. Visualizer: dT Chu The second home is also very open and once again makes use of plenty of beautiful bare wood elements. Here we can see the importance of a contrast in textures with a soft, nubby rug, and comfortable plush sofa and sleek wood on the floors and walls. A television framed by wood panels lets the screen all but disappear when not in use. The classic Eames lounge chair in black is always beautiful enough to feature in its own corner. A smaller dining room is nestled to one side of the living room, getting plenty of natural light.
Futurism
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.. and sends a very positive message to the U.K. that solar has a strong place in the decarbonization of the U.K. energy sector,” Paul Barwell, chief executive of the Solar Trade Association , pointed out. As Barwell noted, this marks the first time solar panels generated more electricity in the U.K. than nuclear plants. Natural gas and coal remain the country's top suppliers of electricity, however. Stacking up on Renewables This milestone is obviously a win for renewables and a sign that nations are moving toward cleaner energy sources. Click to View Full Infographic Solar power remains the top bet among many , including the United States, where solar panels accounted for 60 percent of California's record-breaking clean energy usage in March . Expect trends similar to these to continue in the coming months, as several other places pledge to switch to renewables sooner than later.
The Economic Times
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NEW DELHI: Consumer electronics major Panasonic is aiming to have 10 per cent market share in the TV panel segment by the end of this year. The company, which today strengthened its high resolution 4K TV lineup by adding EX 750 Series and EX 600 Series, is also aiming to have similar 10 per cent share in this segment. "In TV segment, we have around 7.5 to 8 per cent market share and in 4K we are at around 5 per cent. This year we are looking at 10 per cent market share out of total television category and in 4K also," Panasonic India and South Asia President and CEO Manish Sharma said. At present, the 4K panel segment contributes around 3 per cent of Panasonic's total sales in domestic market. "Out of 100 TV sets, we are selling around 3 4K sets. Our intention is to sell around 6 or 7 4K sets out of 100," he said, adding that "which means that so far we are not doing enough in the 4K category.
The Economic Times
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NEW DELHI: The government will levy a 5 per cent tax on all equipment required for generating solar power compared with nil duty now, a government official clarified, putting an end to confusion about the new taxation policy for the industry after its landmark tax reform. "All solar equipments and its parts would attract 5 per cent GST only," Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said in a tweet on Sunday, contrary to the initially planned two tax slabs of 5 per cent and 18 per cent. India, the world's third biggest greenhouse gas emitter, has set a target to produce 100 gigawatts of solar power in five years to fuel its economic expansion while reducing its carbon footprint. A flat 5 per cent tax on all solar power equipment will put the sector on par with domestic coal from July 1 and make solar energy generation more expensive. The 5 per cent tax, however, is in contrast to a previous notification that had fixed an 18 per cent tax on photovoltaic cells and panels, which account for a bulk of solar power generation costs.
The Sun Daily - Business
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PETALING JAYA: ML Global Bhd, which expects to double its orderbook to RM2 billion, is planning to set up a plant to manufacture pre-cast panels. Executive director and CEO Datuk Richard Lim Lit Chek said the group is currently in the planning stage and expects to invest about RM30 million to RM40 million on the first phase of the plant. "We will bring in the technology from China, the technology to construct the panels and technology to instal the panels on site. We hope to see the first wall (using pre-cast concrete) up next year," he told reporters at ML Global's AGM today. He said pre-cast panels are becoming more popular as labour becomes more expensive and harder to procure.
Politico
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Robert Mueller's appointment as a special counsel has quickly complicated Congress' investigations into Russia’s election meddling. And the former FBI director has done nothing so far to provide clarity. The leaders of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees are anxious to speak with Mueller, who’s now overseeing the FBI’s parallel Russia probe, to ensure their congressional investigations dont interfere. But Mueller has yet to agree to meet with congressional investigators, according to the panels' leaders. And if Congressinvestigation crumbles, the public may never find out the depths of Russian intrusion in the 2016 election, as a special counsel is largely focused on whether anyone broke the law. Sen. Lindsey Graham, who chairs a Judiciary subcommittee with oversight over the FBI, is simply putting the brakes on his investigation — and is urging his colleagues on the intelligence panels to proceed with caution for fear of disrupting what has become a full-fledged criminal investigation into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
CoinDesk
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A look back at some of the fascinating and diverse panels that took place at Consensus 2017 this week. Source
Autocar
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Rust is a big problem. The inner panels go first, so get the car checked out thoroughly because it’s expensive to put right. However, the gearbox problems [see right] are overblown in my opinion. In short, the Accord Type R is a great car — and so cheap.” Honda Accord Type R issues ENGINE A healthy engine will use about one litre of oil per 1000 miles. The engine will sound tappety from cold so let it warm through until smooth, listening for bottom-end noises (possibly worn con-rod shells or a wobbly bottom crank pulley). A diesel-like rattle at 2000rpm suggests the cambelt tensioner is about to fail. Check for weeping crankshaft oil seals, and failing camshaft oil seals at the distributor and on the front of the head by the exhaust manifold. The EGR system will probably need cleaning, which is a half-hour job. GEARBOX Pre-facelift cars can suffer weak fifth and reverse synchros.
Dezeen
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Politico
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Mr. Deripaska’s offer comes amid increased attention to his ties to Paul Manafort, who is one of several Trump associates under F.B.I. scrutiny for possible collusion with Russia during the presidential campaign. ... Senate and House panels turned him down because of concerns that immunity agreements create complications for federal criminal investigators.” http://nyti.ms/2rrDA0Q INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE -- “Trump Pushing Big White House Changes as Russia Crisis Grows,” by WSJ’s Mike Bender and Peter Nicholas: “President Donald Trump is actively discussing major changes in the White House, including having lawyers vet his tweets and shaking up his top staff, as he grapples with the fallout from probes into his campaign’s dealings with Russia, according to several senior administration officials and outside advisers. ... Meetings devoted to White House operations are scheduled for next week, after the president returns from his overseas trip, .
EVO News
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The M DCT gearbox from the current generation of M cars won't be offered. The next generation xDrive all-wheel drive system destined for the M8 may seem like a backwards step in terms of driver involvement, but the intelligent, and crucially switchable, system will apportion only the relevant power to the front wheels to ensure the car doesnt just spin the considerable surplus of power away through its Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres. However, thanks to an intelligent centre diff that can lock the M8 in rear-wheel drive mode BMW's ultimate driving machine can still be driven as 600+bhp rear-wheel drive coupe. Click here for our preview drive of the upcoming all-new M5 Image 15 of 15 Image 15 of 15 We will have to wait for confirmed performance figures, but with a dry weight expected to be in the region of 1800kg (the M8 will feature a number of carbon-fibre panels such as the roof to keep the weight down), expect the 0-62mph to be close to 3.
BMW Blog
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The naked carbon fiber door panels and door straps are pulled from the GTS but the rest of the car is unique to the M4 CS, like the alcantara steering wheel with center line and a uniqueCSlogo embroidered into the alcantara dash trim. Under the hood lies a variant of the M4’s S55 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged I6 engine that now makes 460 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque for CS-duty. That extra power is created via tuning and not with water-injection like on the M4 GTS. While the M4 Comp Pack is available with a six-speed manual or seven-speed DCT, the M4 CS is only available with the DCT. BMW tested the M4 CS extensively on the Nurburgring and it apparently clocked a time of 7:38, which puts it right in between the M4 GTS and standard M4. For an extensive photo gallery, click below. The article BMW shows off the M4 CS Lime Rock Grey appeared first on BMW BLOG
BBC News 24
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was produced by solar panels at their peak, that's the equivalent of nearly a quarter of the country's electricity supplies. A spokesperson for the network said it represented a "new era" for British power generation. British wingsuit pilot Fraser Corsan is expected to make the second of his two jumps today as he attempts to break.
BBC News 24
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A record amount of solar power was generated in the UK on Friday, thanks to the clear and sunny weather. The National Grid said 8.7 gigawatts of electricity was produced by solar panels at their peak, that's the equivalent of nearly a quarter of the country's electricity supplies
Sky News
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We won't have to rely on nuclear and our carbon footprint goes away and... Everybody's happy! Leigh that it relies on this country being funny which, as we know. A lot of countries are planting massive fields of solar panels because they know that.
Sky News
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They combined the output of eight nuclear power stations. It relies on the fact of their being sunshine. Tomorrow won't be as productive. There aren't that many solar panels. When you look at it as a whole, there aren't that many
BBC News 24
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A record amount of solar power was generated in the UK on Friday thanks to the clear and sunny weather. The National Grid said 8.7 gigawatts of electricity was produced by solar panels at their peak, that's the equivalent of nearly.
BBC News 24
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A record amount of solar power was generated in the UK on Friday thanks to be clear and sunny weather. The National Grid said that 8.7 gigawatts was produced by solar panels at their peak. That is the equivalent of nearly a quarter of the country's electricity supply. A spokesperson for the network said it represented.
NewsMax
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Daily Mail - USA
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The Hill
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