Sky News
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The previous Prime Minister got us to this time without any forethought or planning. Theresa May owns the consequences now, in 2019 and beyond. We are ready for any outcome but we anticipate success, not failure. The UK will embrace its new place in the world with optimism, strength and confidence.
BBC One South
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All previous talks failed. Last week, the head of the drivers union said the two sides were not on different planets but separate universes.
The Iran Project
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The two sides also discussed regional developments and regional crises. Iran is an observing member of the African Union and has shown an active presence in previous AU summit meetings. The country is considered as one of the AU's strategic partners along with India, Japan, China, several South American states and Turkey, while Tehran is also believed to be prioritizing promotion of its economic and political ties with the African states.
Breitbart News
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Walmart announced Tuesday it would be creating 10,000 jobs in the United States this year, a number that's on par with the amount of jobs the store has created in previous years, as President-elect Donald Trump puts pressure on companies to create more jobs in the U.S.
Bleacher Report
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com he expected himself to be at full strength by spring training, and he expressed confidence in his ability. "One-hundred percent," Hamilton said. "I feel confident when I'm healthy, and really healthy, I'm as good as anybody in the game." Agreeing to a one-year deal for the minimum shows he'll be forced to prove himself, though. His most likely path to playing time would come at DH for the Rangers, but at the outset, he'll probably battle Ryan Rua and Delino DeShields Jr. for a bench spot throughout the spring. Ultimately, it's a low-risk signing for the Rangers based on the low salary and Hamilton's previous track record of success. He could prove to be a savvy signing, if he stays healthy. The first major hurdle for the 1999 first overall pick will be making it through spring training without any injury setbacks. If that happens, there's a good chance he'll earn a spot on the Opening Day roster.
The Event Chronicle
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If the fact checker discovers it is fake, the story will be flagged as “disputed”, with an explanation. Disputed stories will not be prioritised by the news feed algorithm and people will receive a warning if they decide to share it. Facebook said it had been in discussions with German media and publishing groups and was working to get more partners on board. “Our focus is on Germany right now but we’re certainly thinking through what countries will unveil next,” he said. Of course, as we pointed out a few weeks ago, similar efforts to enlist the help a third-party, independent fact checker in the U.S., Poynter , drew some scrutiny after a quick google search revealed that they are funded by none other than George Soros' Open Society Foundation, which can be accused of many things, but political impartiality is not one of them. From our previous post : A quick review of Poynter's website reveals that the organization is funded by the who's who of leftist billionaires including George Soros' Open Society Foundations, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Google, and Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar's Omidyar Network.
Auto Express
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Image 1 of 15 Image 1 of 15 17 Jan, 2017 6:00pm Jonathan Burn The Mazda MX-5 Retractable Fastbacks foldable metal roof adds a touch of extra glamour and refinement to an already great car Since day one the MX-5 has always been a two-seat soft-top roadster. But that hasnt stopped Mazda playing around with different bodystyles, concepts and special editions. For the first time in 10 years, however, the Japanese manufacturer has now launched a brand-new coupe-cum-cabriolet derivative called the MX-5 RF. The RF refers to ‘ Retractable Fastback ’ – essentially an electrical folding hardtop. The idea to introduce the RF was in the plan from the very beginning, and with the previous-generation MX-5 Roadster Coupe accounting for 80 per cent of UK sales, it was a bit of a no brainer. The roof, unsurprisingly, is the RF’s party piece. In place it looks like a coupe, but 13 seconds of tin-top origami, you have a beautifully proportioned open-top sportscar.
Forbes
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Pixabay Homeownership is not a realistic priorityfor the majority of Millennials, and less than half of those born in 1990 are expected to be homeowners by the age of 40. That'ssignificantly below the rate of homeownership for the previous two generations, according to research published by Hammerson and retail consultant Verdict. The [...]
USA Today - Top Stories
an hour
As Trump prepares to take the oath of office on Friday, here's a look back at the highlights — and lowlights — of previous inaugural address...
The Huffington Post
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Imposing yet more sanctions and talking with China would look suspiciously like the Obama approach, while obtaining Chinas cooperation would undoubtedly mean compromising on trade or the South China Sea (either of which would undoubtedly involve humiliating concessions for a man like Trump). Even were he to recruit Chinese President Xi as a helpmate, its unclear that Pyongyang would be deterred. As for direct talks with Kim, Trump, unlike every previous president, has already indicated that hes willing. I would have no problem speaking to him, he told Reuters last May. But what exactly would he offer the North in return for its nuclear arsenal? The withdrawal of U.S. forces from South Korea? Any such solution would leave the president looking like a patsy (inconceivable for someone whose key slogan has been Make America Great Again).
Futurity
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This is a testament in part to the system's resilience to these projected impacts. That's sort of the silver lining of what we found. While previous studies have examined the vulnerability of particular species to acidification in laboratories, this is among the first to model the effects across an entire ecosystem and estimate the impacts on commercial fisheries. The real challenge is to go from experiments on what happens to individual animals in the lab over a matter of weeks, to try to capture the effects on the whole population and understand how vulnerable it really is, says Isaac Kaplan, a research scientist at NOAA Fisheries' Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle. Will animals need oxygen tanks' as oceans warm? The research used sophisticated models of the California Current ecosystem off the Pacific Coast to assess the impacts of a projected 0.
BBC News 24
2 hours
If we remained in the single market, that would cover those who don't trade with Europe. It is sensible to me. It is obvious we were going to after her previous statements. I welcome the fact she most people around the country want to make a success of it now.
BoingBoing
2 hours
Astronaut.io randomly plays new YouTube video that have close to 0 views. It plays a few seconds of each video before moving on to another random video. If a certain video catches your attention, click the dot below the video to see the whole thing. I could waste a lot of time here. Today, you are an Astronaut. You are floating in inner space 100 miles above the surface of Earth. You peer through your window and this is what you see. You are people watching. These are fleeting moments. These videos come from YouTube. They were uploaded in the last week and have titles like DSC 1234 and IMG 4321. They have almost zero previous views. They are unnamed, unedited, and unseen by anyone but YOU. The Astronaut video stream starts when you press GO. Videos change periodically. If you wish to linger, tap the button.
The Huffington Post
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Dear Readers, At the beginning of each New Year, I'm filled with a sense of new direction. At the same time, I like to look back at the previous year, evaluate what worked, and make a fresh commitment to keep going on whatever path proved most successful. One of the things that was a real boost to me in 2016 was a 30-day food cleanse that left me feeling stronger and more in control of my physical health. If you followed my columns last year, you may remember that I turned that idea of a physical cleanse into a 30-day financial cleanse with the goal of giving people a way to supercharge their financial health. The response I got was so positive that I decided this is one of those ideas that really should be repeated. The path to a healthier--and more productive--you It's pretty generally acknowledged that financial health and physical health go hand in hand.
Washington Free Beacon
2 hours
The federal government remains on an unsustainable fiscal path, with its net operating cost more than doubling over the past fiscal year, according to an audit from the Government Accountability Office. The government collected $3.3 trillion in taxes and other revenues in fiscal 2016, an increase of $11.3 billion from the previous year. The government's gross costs totaled $4.5 trillion. The government's net operating cost, the difference between the costs it incurs and the revenue it takes in, rose dramatically to $1 trillion in fiscal 2016. This figure increasing by $533.2 billion in one year, more than double the previous fiscal year. The departments responsible for the largest shares of the government's net cost were Health and Human Services, Veterans Affairs, and Defense, as well as the Social Security Administration, which is an independent agency.
TIME - Top Stories
2 hours
The number of crimes involving a firearm also rose significantly last year. Gun homicides, shootings, and robberies involving a gun all saw double-digit percentage increases over 2015. Most of the city's murder increase is concentrated in just a few neighborhoods on Chicago's South and West sides, but the report's authors note that the reasons behind the rise are still unknown. Weather appears not to have played a factor, and the number of arrests for homicides and shootings held steady compared to 2015. But since homicides and shootings rose last year, those stagnant arrest numbers meant more of those crimes remained unsolved than in previous years, and the report's authors believe the lack of arrests following violent crimes may have played a role in worsening a cycle of retaliatory violence. The problem in Chicago, the authors concluded, is not a widespread change in anti-social or criminal behavior in general, but rather a narrower one of gun crimes committed in public places, frequently by young people in our city's most distressed neighborhoods.
BoingBoing
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BBC News 24
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What this Foreign Office officials said is they believe they took a decision in March 2015 across Whitehall that they would not do so because the threat was not sufficient enough, despite the previous attack, they thought the threat was not sufficient enough to go to the highest level. That raises questions, one of which is whether the Foreign Office was concerned about the impact of pulling all British tourists from Tunisia.
BBC Two England
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I've prepared as well as I possibly can. So whatever happens on the table, I can't be disappointed, because I have put in the work. Looking for a really good performance, like I have done here in previous years. Good chat and Neil Robertson against Ali Carter is live on the red button, highlights at 12.
Techradar
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The Definitive Edition improves upon the original by adding new areas to explore and additional background on one of the game's most beloved characters. The name of the game is freedom in Lara's latest sprawling outing Despite being the sequel to a prequel about the young life of the Lara Croft, this still feels like a Tomb Raider game that has grown up. The reboot which saw a brave new direction for the franchise seemed a lot of the time to be little more than a bit of light Uncharted cosplay, but Rise is a far more accomplished game. There's now a genuine open world which feels like there is always something to do, and something more than just harvesting up collectibles in exchange for a light dusting of XP. There are also tombs. Yes, that might seem a fatuous thing to say given the name, but the previous game gave them short shrift. In Rise though they are deeper and more plentiful.
MintPress News
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In Somalia, US Special Operations Forces and gunships had been fighting al Qaeda and its al Shabaab allies since January 2007. The US sent drones to Djibouti in 2010 to support American operations in Yemen, but did not start striking in Somalia in 2011. The number of civilian casualties increased alongside the rise in strikes. However reported civilian casualties began to fall as Obama’s first term progressed, both in real terms and as a rate of civilians reported killed per strike. In Yemen, where there has been a minimum of 65 civilian deaths since 2002, the Bureau recorded no instances of civilian casualties last year. There were three non-combatants reportedly killed in 2016 in Somalia, where the US Air Force has been given broader authority to target al Shabaab – in previous years there were no confirmed civilian deaths. Strikes in Yemen, Pakistan and Somalia have always been dwarfed by the frequency of air attacks on battlefields such as Afghanistan.
BBC News 24
2 hours
Very different view, not quite so optimistic as our previous guest on what the future holds for Britain outside the European Union. Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Theresa May's strategy for leaving the EU isn't in Scotland's interests and it's now clear that the UK is heading for a hard brexit, which could be economically catastrophic.
EVO News
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Inside, Ford claims a 'more premium feel' to the Mustang's cabin. The existing car was already better than previous 'Stangs and for us the car's character makes up for shortcomings in cabin materials, but they've improved it anyway with aluminium detailing, restyled seat facings and a selection of new patterns and trim colours. Image 8 of 16 Image 8 of 16 Ford hasn't confirmed power and torque figures for the 2018 Mustang, but both the 2.3-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder and the five-point-oh V8 boast improvements - the former to its torque output, the latter for both power and torque. The updated unit features both direct and port injection and hits higher revs - accessible through a revised six-speed manual transmission, or a new 10-speed automatic. The latter packs closer ratios and offers quicker shift times, enjoyed through paddles on the back of the steering wheel.
TIME - Top Stories
3 hours
It will be seen as a hackneyed bid for populist appeal before next years election. Harder to dismiss will be Dame Louise Caseys recent 200-page report in the United Kingdom . It is based on more than 800 interviews conducted across Britain over several months and amounts to a blistering indictment of previous policiesor the absence thereof. In one anecdote, it found that some Muslim students are so segregated that they believe the country is 90 percent Muslim. As some communities have become more segregated, the increased pace of immigration has added new pressures, leaving long-standing communities struggling to adjust to the changes around them, the report said. Yet, too few leaders in public office have dealt with this key issue, perhaps hoping it might change or worrying about being labeled racist; or indeed fearing that they will lose the support of minority communities.