The Guardian
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A barrel of Brent has dipped below $50. That wasnt part of the script, but a lower oil price this year would be excellent news Let’s be fair to President Trump. The “worst falls” in stock markets since his election last November require perspective . The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which passed the 20,000 mark only in January, was approaching 21,000 before Tuesday’s decline that continued into Wednesday. The previous pace couldnt have been sustained for ever. Stock markets rarely run in straight lines, especially when the US Federal Reserve has raised rates twice in three months. It’s a similar story in the UK. Just as the Dow remains above 20,000, so the FTSE 100 index closed on Wednesday 300 points above the 7,000 mark, which it last passed around Christmas time. The Trump bump to share prices has merely received a dent, which was to be expected. Continue reading...
The Sun Daily
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His projections of 6-7% loan growth for 2017 is higher than that of the projections given in December last year, which was at 4-5%, after recording 2% in financial year 2016. Speaking to reporters at the signing ceremony of AmBank SME Banking Portfolio Guarantee with Credit Guarantee Corp (CGC),Sulaiman said he is also looking forward for net interest rate margins to be maintained at 2% this year, despite intense competition on the deposits front. Yesterday, AmBank and CGC announced that it has extended an additional RM200 million financing for SME businesses through the latest tranche of its SME Portfolio Guarantee Scheme. So far, 8% of the amount has been given the green light for disbursement. In September, it allotted a sum of RM150 million for the previous edition of this scheme. Some 300 SME’s benefited, from the loans worth RM950 million which is has given out in four stages since 2015.
The Sun Daily
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The Sun Daily
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PETALING JAYA: Berjaya Land Bhd posted a net profit of RM33.8 million for the third quarter ended Jan 31, 2017 (Q317), from a net loss of RM21 million in the previous corresponding quarter. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia yesterday, the group said this was mainly due to higher profit contribution from the property development and investment business, HR Owens Plc (arising from higher sales volume of certain car models), and lower finance cost incurred during the quarter. Revenue was up 3.8% to RM1.53 billion, compared with RM1.48 billion in the same period last year. For the nine months period, the group’s net profit down 5.2% to RM187 million, against RM197.2 million a year ago, while revenue increased 2.6% to RM4.7 billion, from RM4.58 billion previously. On prospects, the group said the intense competition from the illegal gaming activities coupled with rising costs which led to weaker consumer sentiments continue to post challenges to the businesses of the BToto Group.
The Event Chronicle
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By Kevin Maney A man old enough to be Mark Zuckerberg’s great-grandfather just unveiled energy storage technology that might save the planet. John Goodenough is 94, and his current work could be the key to Tesla’s future—much as, decades ago, his efforts were an important part of Sony’s era of dominance in portable gadgets. Over the years, Goodenough has scuffled with Warren Buffett, wound up screwed by global patent wars, never got rich off a headline-grabbing initial public offering and defied the American tech industry’s prejudice that says old people can’t innovate. Contrast that with the way we celebrate Evan Spiegel, who at 26 is worth $5 billion because he co-created Snapchat, an app that will probably impact humanity over the long run as profoundly as Cap’n Crunch cereal. Maybe. Goodenough announced in early March that he and his team at the University of Texas at Austin had invented a glass-based battery that blows away the performance of every previous kind of battery, including lithium-ion batteries—which were invented in the 1980s by…him.
France 24
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The ice floating in the Arctic Ocean grows and shrinks on a seasonal cycle, reaching its largest size in March and its smallest at the end of the summer melt in September. This year's Arctic maximum spanned 5.57 million square miles (14.42 million square kilometers). That is 37,000 square miles below the previous record low in 2015. When scientists take account of the average sea ice extent for 1981-2010, this year's ice cover is 471,000 square miles smaller. The Arctic sea ice maximum has dropped by an average of 2.8 percent per decade since 1979, NASA said. "We started from a low September minimum extent," said Walt Meier, a sea ice scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. "There was a lot of open ocean water and we saw periods of very slow ice growth in late October and into November, because the water had a lot of accumulated heat that had to be dissipated before ice could grow," he added.
The Huffington Post
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In both trips, passengers will be treated to views of the famous ships deck and grand staircase, which lie approximately 2.4 miles beneath the Atlantics surface. Bluefish further advertises views of the Marconi Room, from which the ships SOS signals were broadcast, as well as Titanics boilers and propellers. Blue Marble touts the trip on its website as a rare opportunity that very few have seen, or ever will. Far fewer people have visited the wreck of the Titanic than the number who have been to space or summited Mt. Everest this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and an expedition designed only for those with a truly adventurous spirit, the companys website reads . According to a previous CNN report, the company Deep Ocean Expedition was the last to offer public dives to the Titanic.
Plymouth Herald
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A yob has been jailed for eight months for having a knife on the Tamar Bridge.Lee Burnard, who has more than 50 previous convictions, had gone there to commit suicide, a court heard.Police watched him try to climb over the railings before seeing the knife drop to the floor.He threw the weapon into the river, Plymouth Crown Court heard.Burnard, thrown out of his home almost two years ago, was also in breach of an Anti-Social Behaviour Order.He was handed a 10-year Asbo in 2009 after magistrates...
Core77
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I'm really excited to be able to share this short video interview I did for Advanced Design Sketching with you today. In this video I answer the question: Why is sketching still so important in today's design world? With all of the digital tools we have, why is it still relevant? Why are non-designers seemingly entranced by it, and why does it seem to facilitate solution finding? I also give you a bonus behind the scenes look at my home design studio! Can a bonus be at the beginning of something? This one is at the beginning. I like to eat dessert first. If you have watched any of my previous videos you have seen the sketch on my desk. Today I zoom out to show you what you don't see. People often ask me, "why is sketching so important?" I think they may be thinking of sketching as a skill. I don't really see sketching as a skill. I see sketching as a way of thinking, a way of processing thoughts and organizing them.
Techradar
2 hours
Lessons learned Android was able to beef up its security this past year using several new features such as Smart Lock, Safe Browsing, and Google-backed security APIs for third-party developers, according to Google's main report . From 2015-2016, Android's own Verify Apps feature claims to have dropped the amount of malicious activities via Google Play Store app to all-time lows, such lowering install rates of trojans by over 50% to just 0.016% of installs among the tech giant's 1.4 billion-strong user base. Backdoors and unauthorized loaders were also down, making up less than even a hundredth of a percent of installs in 2016. Phishing apps took an especially hard hit, down over 70% the previous year to an install rate of 0.0018%. Google boasts that by the end of 2016 only 0.05% of devices that downloaded apps exclusively from the Google Play Store has software that was potentially harmful, down from 0.
Variety
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Disneys smash hit Beauty and the Beast is showing no signs of slowing down, setting a pre-summer record gross for a film playing on a Tuesday. The live-action remake earned $17.9 million. Thats far above the previous North American record holder, Furious 7, at $13.3 million and last years Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice at... Read more »
Daily Mail - Health
2 hours
Previous research has linked antioxidants to the prevention of cellular damage that can occur with aging as well as in cancer and other diseases.
BBC News 24
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surprised. After all, there have been attacks in Paris, Belgium and other places as well. It was only natural we would get this response from the White House and Donald Trump hasn't spoken to Theresa May. What marks it out from previous attacks when Donald Trump wasn't in the White House is that there has been known to eating from him saying, "I told you so, this is why we need them.
Politico
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Y.) said Wednesday. This is part of a continued, troubling pattern of Judge Gorsuch deciding against everyday Americans — even children who require special assistance at school. Gorsuch's 2008 ruling denied an autistic boy placement in a special private school at public expense. During his hearing Wednesday, Gorsuch told senators that he ruled against the child because he was restricted by previous legal precedents. I was wrong because I was bound by circuit precedent,” Gorsuch said. “And I’m sorry. He later said he was never driven by “any personal animus, not any raw motive” in any of his rulings as the conversation circled back to the 2008 disability case. Democrats werent buying it. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) noted that the Supreme Court unanimously rejected Gorsuch’s standard and added: “To me, it seems out of the mainstream.
Bike EXIF
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We're not sure how the original elderly owner would feel about this. But we're certainly digging it. Flachkopf 7 is for sale, so it'll find a new home soon. Hopefully a long, long way away from the previous owner's residence... VTR Customs | Facebook | Instagram | Images by PHOTOCAB.ch/Andri Margadant
BMW Blog
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Now in its second season, the new Top Gear is starting to get better. While the first Chris Evans-hosted season was sort of a mess and maligned by most viewers, this second season is getting better. While not perfect, and sometimes still quite cringe-worthy, it's showing signs of real promise, with its trio of hosts ( Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid) starting to build some chemistry. Admittedly, the sort of chemistry that the previous trio of Clarkson Hammond and May had takes quite a long time to build. In the second episode of the new season of Top Gear, Chris Harris drives the new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and raves about it. He loves its 2.9 liter twin-turbocharged, Ferrari-derived engine that makes 503 hp, far more than the BMW M3 s 425 hp. He loves the way it looks and the way it drives. He also love that Alfa Romeo is finally making good cars again, as if it forgot how since the mid-'80s.
Sky News
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database and get an idea pretty quickly if an individual is known to them. It is said to did not know if the individual was known to them, either having a previous criminal record or was known to them as being someone who is on a terror.
BBC One East
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at the time after two previous incidents in 2014, when he had exposed himself to women. He admitted he had been in a dark place then, but had since started to rebuild his life. Working as an apprentice chef. Richard Kelly for the prosecution said that the defendant.
BBC One Northern Ireland
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the same type of terrorist threat that we have seen over previous years with the Troubles. This is different, it is about killing as many innocent people as.
ABC News - International
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Sky News
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to have a look at the area first. We will be going through hours of CCTV footage to see if we can pick up the car on previous days or the individual himself walking past the Palace of Westminster. It is a complex investigation. The forensics side of things will take a.
Plymouth Herald
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The Plymouth Argyle players and coaching staff had a couple of days off this week after the regular and very demanding Saturday/Tuesday/Saturday schedule of the previous few weeks but they are now preparing for the top of the table clash at Doncaster on Sunday which is to be televised live on Sky. We will be showing the game in the Tribute Lounge for those supporters that don't wish to join the estimated 1,000 Argyle fans making the trip to the Keepmoat Stadium. Tickets are £5 to include a...
MacRumors
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Money News Steet Talk
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Saudi Arabia wields less power on world energy markets as cuts in oil drilling help rival producers like Iran, Russia and the U.S.The country's crude exports to the U.S. for the week ended March 10 fell by 426,000 barrels a day from the previous week, the sharpest weekly...