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The Huffington Post
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Democracies are now seen as creating more economic unpredictability than authoritarian regimes. That would have been impossible to foresee a few years back. And considering that pollsters failed to predict both Brexit and Trump, markets will be more volatile ahead of elections. That's bad for the market: investors need, above all, predictability. So we can expect negative economic consequences during 2017, year of the strongman. The longer such a scenario prevails in democracies around the world, the more endangered democratic governance becomes - morally, strategically and economically. Trump and Putin: a match made in heaven? Trump doesn't know Putin, as he famously declared in an October 2016 debate . But even if they become friends, it's no guarantee that US-Russia relations will be stable. The notion that personal friendships between strongmen produce stability is spurious: it depends on interpersonal chemistry over institutional agreements - and the latter are far more durable.
Daily Mail - News
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Strong sales at butcher shops are thought to have been driven by a desire among shoppers for quality produce. But many bigger bricks and mortar outlets suffered as consumers moved online.
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Phys.Org
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Techradar
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If you're looking for a little more resolution in your life a QHD monitor is the way to go and the Omen 32-inch QHD display offers the best discount we've found yet. With 2,560 x 1,440 sumptuous pixels, this Omen display can make everything from movies, games and even text look that much better. The display also comes equipped with FreeSync technology to smooth out choppy gameplay, though you'll need an AMD GPU to really take advantage of it. We're fully entering the 4K age and finally we're starting to see some deep discounts on the Ultra HD monitors we've been pining after for so long. The 27-inch ViewSonic XG2700-4K is arguably one of the best 4K monitors out there with a 3,840 x 2,160 resolution. Its SuperClear IPS is no slouch either with the ability to produce rich colors while offering a gaming grade 144hz refresh rate and 5ms response time.
The Huffington Post
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He enters a weakened office as a weakened president, lacking the traits that Neustadt, Barber, and Skowronek describe as key to presidential success. It is not an imperial presidency located in Trump Tower that Trump inherits, but a weak office that can do far less to produce jobs, force Mexico to build a wall and pay for it, and abrogate unilaterally trade agreements without facing political and legal problems. He'll sit here, and he'll say, 'Do this! Do that!' And nothing will happen. Poor Donald -- it won't be a bit like "The Apprentice." He'll find it very frustrating. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Collective Evolution
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These children are not actually tested or scanned; they and their parents are simply told that they have ADHD. I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker. Stanley Kubrick Did They Tell You This About The Pharmaceutical Industry? The quote to your left comes from Harvard Medical professor and the former Editor-in-Chief of The New England Journal of Medicine , Dr. Marcia Angell . She joins a long and growing list of some very credible' people within the medical profession who are trying to tell the world something important. She has said on several occasions that it is no longer possible to believe much of the published research, or even to rely on the judgement of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines.
Techradar
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If you're looking for a little more resolution in your life a QHD monitor is the way to go and the Omen 32-inch QHD display offers the best discount we've found yet. With 2,560 x 1,440 sumptuous pixels, this Omen display can make everything from movies, games and even text look that much better. The display also comes equipped with FreeSync technology to smooth out choppy gameplay, though you'll need an AMD GPU to really take advantage of it. We're fully entering the 4K age and finally we're starting to see some deep discounts on the Ultra HD monitors we've been pining after for so long. The 27-inch ViewSonic XG2700-4K is arguably one of the best 4K monitors out there with a 3,840 x 2,160 resolution. Its SuperClear IPS is no slouch either with the ability to produce rich colors while offering a gaming grade 144hz refresh rate and 5ms response time.
Politico
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Trump's power comes from the fact that Republican members of Congress are afraid of his angry base. The question is how long Trump’s base will stick with him if his policies dont produce a dramatic improvement in their daily lives. Crowd Size: Small. On Friday, the sea of red caps on the Mall celebrating Trump’s swearing-in didnt stretch past the Smithsonian. Bleachers along the parade route were empty. Despite Trump’s bragging that all the ball gowns in Washington, D.C. were sold out there were, in fact, dresses on the racks available, and there were plenty of vacant hotel rooms in the nation’s capital. The 10,000-person crowd that came out for Thursday night’s concert at the Lincoln Memorial was a drop in the 400,000-person bucket that came out for President Obama’s concert eight years ago. Size matters to Trump. And he’s back down to his most loyal base.
TechCrunch
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Ive done it all. I have a standing desk. I have a sitting ball. I have a treadmill. And now I just might go back to where it all started with the Edge Desk. This Kickstarter darling raised $500,000 to produce what amounts to a portable kneeling desk. It has a huge work surface 20×30 inches and costs $350 for the entry level model. It folds up flat for storage and Read More
BBC One South East
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Benjamin Hyland-Ward from Saltdean, left hundreds of people disappointed after taking £60,000 for tickets that he failed to produce for the Bestival event on the Isle of Wight in September 2015. The 19-year-old had pleaded guilty at Lewes Crown Court. Two members of a drugs gang have been jailed following the discovery of almost 8 million pounds worth of cannabis in Sittingbourne. 57 year Thomas Cullen from Liverpool was sentenced to 8 years in prison and 48 year old Joseph Graham to 6 years.
Adweek
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Weve collected seven digital marketing data points that got our attention this week, including news about livestreaming, app revenues and the NFLs top Twitter users. Check them out: 1. Livestreaming down In the second half of 2016, per eMarketer , UBS Evidence Lab found that 36 percent of internet users said they watched live video as of November. Heres the thing: That figure is 2 percentage points less than those who reported livestreaming in a June. The data points come on the heels of Facebook reportedly planning to stop paying publishers to produce live videos. Its reasonable to wonder if the worlds No. 1 social networks movewhen considering UBS new researchis a canary in the coal mine when it comes to livestreaming. 2. Upward mobility Global app revenue will double in the next four years to reach $102 billion by 2020 , App Annies new projections state .
The Huffington Post
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The opportunity and value that growing up and working at camp provides is greater than ever. The experience at camp helps produce long-term proven success. A recent article published by Mark Weller on LinkedIn said it best, "If companies should be hiring anyone, it should be camp counselors. Camp counselors are arguably some of the most patient, caring, hard-working individuals out there, and companies would be lucky to have them on their staff." When you work at camp you have an advantage in learning the skills that hiring managers are looking for; skills like flexibility, adaptability, initiative, self-direction, social and cross-cultural skills, productivity, accountability, leadership and responsibility. When we reach out to former counselors, they tell us that the skills they learned at camp set them apart from their coworkers and prepared them for the "real world" better than their office internships.
Auto Express
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New Shelby Super Snake 50th Anniversary takes the Ford Mustang and turns everything up to 11. 2017-01-20 16:30 The Ford Mustang may have just been treated to a facelift , but Iconic tuner Shelby has revealed a proper send off for the current car, celebrating 50 years of the Shelby Super Snake. The Super Snake 50 th Anniversary Edition will be limited to 500 examples globally, with a starting price of $69,99556,800). • Our top ten muscle cars of all time Looking at the numbers, the new Super Snake should prove to be a more than capable rival for the 707bhp Dodge Challenger Hellcat . Based on the Mustang GT it gets a 5.0-litre V8 engine, but supercharged to produce 661bhp in its most timid guise - additional tuning can unlock up to 740bhp. Image 5 of 7 Image 5 of 7 Shelby claims that a “properly optionedSuper Snake can do 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds and a quarter mile dash in 10.
PC Pro
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Engines Were not yet sure what engines will be offered in the Q8, but Audi showcased the new car with a plug-in hybrid e-tron enginespecifically a 3.0-litre TFSI engine along with a 17.9kWh lithium-ion battery. Audi says that the dual-powered engine will produce a combined 438bhp and 700Nm of torque. Image 2 of 7 Price Audi hasnt released any pricing details of the new Q8 yet, but a look at the Q7 price list points to the rough price of the new SUV. The Audi Q7 starts at £49,505, which means that the Q8 start at something like £70,000, with a hybrid model costing upwards of £80,000. Although it’s a direct comparison, it’s also worth looking at the price of the Porsche Cayenne, as it’s another flagship VW group car. Porsche’s Cayenne Turbo model starts at £94,000 so it’s possible the Audi Q8 could retail for a similar amount. Audi should reveal more about the Audi Q8 at the Geneva Motor Show, but between now and then, we’ll updating this article whenever we find out more about the new flagship SUV.
Auto Express
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0-litre V8 GT model Ford has tweaked it to produce more power and torque, though we still havent received official figures. The new Mustang ditches its six-speed automatic gearbox in favour of a new ten-speed box, though the six-speed manual – with one or two tweaks given the new torque figures - remains alongside. New shock absorbers plus MagneRide dampers make the options list, forming part of the Performance Package. New tech in the cabin includes a new 12-inch digital instrument cluster with customisable features, new MyMode memory functions which remembers key car settings, and new driver-assists such as Pre-Collision Assist with pedestrian detection capabilities. Three new paint colour options make the list too. Prices and exact specifications for the new Mustang have yet to be confirmed, but we know the updated car will go on sale in the UK in early 2018. What do you think about the new 2018 Mustang? Let us know in the comments below. James Brodie
Breitbart News
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Washington Free Beacon
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Or at least that's the point in a day like our own, when the Washington Post runs as a headline : David Gelernter, fiercely anti-intellectual computer scientist, is being eyed for Trump's science adviser. We could start by listing all the things wrong with that headline, beginning with its unfortunate use of the verb to eye for a man whose sight was injured by a domestic terrorist and ending with the fact that even the most charitable reading won't find enough in the article to justify its headline. Typically the section editor, or maybe just copy editors, produce the hed and subhed above an article; the author, a young writer named Sarah Kaplan, may not be responsible for the headline given her writing. But that doesn't absolve the author or her work, an entry in the Post s Speaking of Science series.
KyivPost
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Besides, the American M-16 rifles and their numerous versions are widely used in over 80 countries, including 15 Alliance nations. These rifles mostly demand standard NATO 5.56×45 millimeter cartridges, while the designed WAC47 would get in tune with Soviet 7.62×39 millimeteror 5.45х39 millimetercalibers operated by Ukrainian forces. “The M16 is really a flexible gun, its construction can be shifted drastically. For instance, it has already been adapted for over 20 different calibers of ammo. Modifying it for any caliber is a relatively easy task: you need to install a certain type of barrel, magazine case and bolt. Thus we can produce an M16 modification for most used ammo in Ukrainian forces,” military expert Serhiy Zgurets told the KyivPost. In expert’s opinion, producing a trial run of M16 WAC47s would be affordable for the Ukrainian concern, although the venture can be stumbled because of possible low demand among consumers and thus low payback.
Quick Sprout
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One of the greatest challenges a new marketer will face is getting into, and staying in the right mindsight . By its very nature, marketing is highly tactical. There are countless ways to engage your audience. Unfortunately, most of the tactics tend to be done in a vacuum without any thought to strategy. They’re reactionary, which can bring diminished results and less-than-desirable returns. In the B2B space, only about a third of marketers actually have a documented strategy to drive their business forward. That’s why more than half are struggling to create marketing campaigns that actually engage an audience and produce a substantial return. Those diminished returns tend to drive marketers back to traditional channels like banner ads. But even display advertising without a strategy isnt necessarily going to perform the way you want it to. To get the best results, you need to take a proactive and strategic approach to your marketing.
Voice Of America
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Nearly 61 percent of Germans fear relations between Germany and the United States will suffer under Trump, according to a poll conducted by the Civey institute for the Tagesspiegel newspaper. Only 5 percent expect a positive change. Trump criticized German auto makers this week for failing to produce more cars in the United States and said he would impose a tax of 35 percent on vehicle imports. U.S. companies employ more than 600,000 people in Germany, the United States' biggest European trading partner, and German firms employ roughly the same number in the United States. Schaeuble said he wished Trump luck if he wanted to tell Americans which cars to buy. "That's not my vision of America and I don't think it's his either," he said. He also recommended not taking Trump's practice of tweeting plans for policy changes too seriously: "One shouldn't confuse Trump's form of communication with statements of government policy.