Techradar - Reviews
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Voice Of America
12 minutes
So a dependency has been created between the poor in Anatolia and AKP, and these are people are so afraid if AKP ever loses they will lose their entitlements.” In the run-up to the referendum, the government again turned to state intervention, launching major programs of cheap loans for businesses, job creation schemes, and massive public works projects. Early elections? Economists predict that with individuals and private companies racked with debt, more state intervention is likely, ”Turkey will find it difficult to sustain that debt-fueled growth, that's why the public sector will play an increasing role in supporting economic activity going forward. Personally, I expect elections to be held earlier than the current schedule. I would not be surprised to see elections by this time next year. So I think it can be sustained until that time." The pressure to call early elections will deepen worries about how the government will fund it’s growing economic and financial programs.
Adweek
41 minutes
MintPress News
an hour
Some federal agencies still have enormous backlogs. A recent motion for an Open America stay filed by the National Security Agency in one of Leopold’s FOIA lawsuits illustrates how some agencies are struggling to keep up. According to the March 6 filing, the NSA had backlog of 1, 566 requests in 2016. The complexity and number of FOIA and Privacy Act requests the agency received spiked after former contractor Edward Snowden leaked information about the its classified programs, the NSA said. “The FOIA/PA landscape has dramatically changed in recent years such that responding to information requests demands increasing amounts of time and effort and continues to tax finite resources,” the motion states. Despite the struggle of agencies to keep up, Leopold is frustrated by the lack of an accountability standard when agencies fail to comply with the law and thwart his efforts to secure documents that should be released.
Fast Company
2 hours
If Catastrophe makes viewers fundamentally uncomfortable, itsa feeling they share with the shows creatorsand it comes from a very real place. In most cringe comedies, the wincing and face-shieldingcome as characters ineptly navigate their careers or the dating world. With Catastrophe ,however, the leads are married with two kids, and the discomfort stems from the kind of lived-in tensions that flare up when two peopleknoweach otherso intimately they almost resent each other for the invasion. Married life is well-trod territory for television, but what distinguishes it in this case is Catastrophes stomach-sinking realism. The shows creators and stars, Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan ,lean into areas like bed farts and basement-masturbation, from which similarly premised programs oftenshy away.
Adweek
2 hours
Washington Free Beacon
2 hours
Techradar - Reviews
2 hours
System Ninja provides a quick and easy way to optimize your PC. If you're running low on disk space, it helps you to recover valuable megabytes (or even gigabytes) while improving your privacy and security in to the bargain. On top of this, you'll find an uninstaller for quickly removing programs you no longer need, a startup manager to cut boot time, and a process manager for keeping an eye on what's running in the background. There is also the PC Analysis section, which tells you everything you could ever need to know about your hardware. That's not all System Ninja is a wonderfully useful little utility in its own right, but you can easily add a host of new features thanks to support for plugins. By downloading little add-ons, you can bring a registry cleaner, services manager, file renamer, duplicate file finder, and a file analyzer to the program.
Ars Technica
3 hours
Fast Company
4 hours
When he or she asks you to do something, you do it, she says. Youll follow this person to the ends of the earth or to their next job. While a handful of leaders are born magnetic, the good news for the rest of us is that this type of leadership can be taught, but youll most likely have to teach yourself. Most managers these days are tossed into management with little more than a prayer, she says. Management training programs went the way of full reimbursement for health care premiums. You have to invest in yourself and do the work thats required to make this transformation. Here are the three traits magnetic leaders have in common, and how you can learn to possess them, too, says Chinsky Matuson: Authenticity Magnetic leaders dont try to be someone else, nor do they change who they are based on office politics, says Chinsky Matuson.
TIME - Top Stories
4 hours
Though the legacy of these New Deal creations would endure for longer than those Depression-specific programs did, the 100-days metric still abides as well. Before the concept of the 100-day metric caught on fully with the media, voters, and later presidential candidates, Roosevelt gave his administration a self-appraisal in honor of the 100-day mark during one of his fireside chats in July of 1933 . After that, the first 100 days became a phenomenon. Get your history fix in one place: sign up for the weekly TIME History newsletter One reason for its lasting impact is the media obsession with covering a Presidents first 100 days with extra attention and scrutiny began as soon as FDR introduced the idea. Perry points out that it was not until after FDRs election that political polling was introduced to measure a Presidents performance, so the 1930s saw is the emergence of the attempt to quantify a presidents successes and failures, as well as his public perception.
Techradar - Reviews
4 hours
Foxit Reader is a PDF reader - and much more. As well as providing a way to view PDF files, the program can also be used to create this type of file, sign PDFs, and add annotations. There are also Foxit Reader plugins for Microsoft Office programs (including Word, Excel and PowerPoint) that make for easy conversion of common file types, and open up the possibility of create PDFs from pretty much any file you can open. Ultimately, Foxit Reader is a PDF viewer with a handful of tricks up its sleeve to entice you away from the competition. One of our favourite Foxit Reader features is its security toolbox. Not everyone will be interested in the handy JavaScript security feature, which prevents unauthorized scripts transmitting data, but it's hugely useful when you've downloaded a PDF from the internet and aren't certain of its provenance. The ability to create PDF files from scanned documents is also incredibly useful, although it's a shame that OCR support is not available in the free product.
Smashing Magazine
5 hours
I’ve been a long time Photoshop and Illustrator user. Both programs are really useful and powerful , and they’ll remain a key part of any digital artist’s or designer’s toolset, including mine. However, for all user interface, web and icon design workflows, I recently converted to Sketch . Here is why. While Photoshop is awesome at what it does, defining what it is might not be so easy anymore. I remember watching a storyboarding tutorial by Massive Black’s El Coro (unfortunately, it doesnt seem to be available for sale anymore). In it, he says that 17 or so years ago, Adobe had no idea that digital artists were using Photoshop to digitally paint pictures! So, it had to catch up with its own user base by adding more — you guessed it — painting features. The post Moving From Photoshop And Illustrator To Sketch: A Few Tips For UI Designers appeared first on Smashing Magazine .
TopRank
6 hours
Influencer marketing should not = compensation only. The real goal should be to develop mutually beneficial relationships with experts to co-create content that works for your audience, their audience and your mutual audience to build credibility. While it’s true that you may have to pay some influencers from time-to-time, a 100% pay-to-play model is not sustainable. There’s more to influencer marketing than awareness. Many brands are investing hundreds, thousands or even millions of dollars into influencer driven marketing programs that are simply focused on building awareness. Now dont get me wrong, brand awareness is essential, but expert content has a place deeper in the funnel as well. While the rules differ slightly between B2B and B2C, an integrated marketing strategy that includes influencers can be used to actually generate revenue .
Techradar - Reviews
7 hours
That said, these skins are purely cosmetic, so if you're not a fan of the menu system, changing the look won't help. GOM Player supports all the most popular media file formats, and could easily become your main media player once you're used to its quirks. There's also a mobile app GOM Remote that lets you control the desktop software from the comfort of your sofa. The installer is a bit of a sneaky one, though. The Express setup option installs potentially unwanted programs (including web browser plugin), and will change your default search engine and home page. It's off-putting and easy to miss unless you work through the installer slowly. Take time to read what's happening, and make sure to select the Custom Installation option (don't be put off by the fact that's labelled as Advanced) so you can opt out of unwanted extras. You might also like VLC Media Player SMPlayer KMPlayer
Techradar
7 hours
YouTube is home to thousands of videos (such as vlogs and music videos) that would make perfect audio files for offline listening. You could use a standard downloader to save the videos and then use a separate tool to extract the audio, but why go to such lengths when a free YouTube to MP3 converter can perform both tasks with a single click? There are lots of websites that can strip the audio from YouTube videos and send you the audio file to download, but here we've chosen to focus mainly on desktop software. These programs have several advantages: they're faster than browser-based tools, they don't require you to submit your email address (and therefore leave yourself open to spam), and they often allows you to rip the audio from multiple videos at once. Here, we've rounded up the very best tools for extracting audio from YouTube videos and downloading it as an MP3 - or any other audio format you prefer.
Techradar - Reviews
7 hours
Because AIMP has something of a different look to other programs, you might feel that it would be confusing to use, but that idea quickly evaporates. Basic playback options and playlisting are easy to use, and the audio converter -- which handles a highly impressive number of formats -- is a breeze to get into. For diehard keyboard users, there are plenty of hotkeys and keyboard shortcuts to ensure that program control and navigation can be achieved without ever having to lift your fingers from the keys. You might also like Winamp foobar2000 MediaMonkey
The Washington Times - Football
9 hours
It would be foolish to dismiss a wide receiver prospect just because he played at a less prominent college program. Jerry Rice, after all, went to Mississippi Valley State before becoming one of the greatest players in NFL history. Still, when somebody like Western Michigan's Corey Davis arrives on the ...
21stCenturyWire
10 hours
The major lesson learned here, however, is that the U.S. Intelligence Community, and in particular the CIA, more often than not hides behind self-generated platitudes (“high confidence”, “reasonable person”) to disguise a process of intelligence analysis that has long ago been subordinated to domestic politics. It is important to point out the fact that Israel, too, was wrong about Iraq’s WMD. According to Shlomo Brom, a retired Israeli Intelligence Officer, Israeli intelligence seriously overplayed the threat posed by Iraqi WMD in the lead up to the 2003 Iraq War, including a 2002 briefing to NATO provided by Efraim Halevy, who at the time headed the Israeli Mossad, or intelligence service, that Israel had “clear indications” that Iraq had reconstituted its WMD programs after U.N. weapons inspectors left Iraq in 1998. The Israeli intelligence assessments on Iraq, Mr.
21stCenturyWire
10 hours
The major lesson learned here, however, is that the U.S. Intelligence Community, and in particular the CIA, more often than not hides behind self-generated platitudes (“high confidence”, “reasonable person”) to disguise a process of intelligence analysis that has long ago been subordinated to domestic politics. It is important to point out the fact that Israel, too, was wrong about Iraq’s WMD. According to Shlomo Brom, a retired Israeli Intelligence Officer, Israeli intelligence seriously overplayed the threat posed by Iraqi WMD in the lead up to the 2003 Iraq War, including a 2002 briefing to NATO provided by Efraim Halevy, who at the time headed the Israeli Mossad, or intelligence service, that Israel had “clear indications” that Iraq had reconstituted its WMD programs after U.N. weapons inspectors left Iraq in 1998. The Israeli intelligence assessments on Iraq, Mr.
Washingtons Blog
14 hours
Second, the “reasonable personstandard cited by Cohen must be reassessed, perhaps based upon a benchmark derived from a history of analytical accuracy rather than time spent behind a desk. The major lesson learned here, however, is that the U.S. Intelligence Community, and in particular the CIA, more often than not hides behind self-generated platitudes (“high confidence”, “reasonable person”) to disguise a process of intelligence analysis that has long ago been subordinated to domestic politics. It is important to point out the fact that Israel, too, was wrong about Iraq’s WMD. According to Shlomo Brom, a retired Israeli Intelligence Officer, Israeli intelligence seriously overplayed the threat posed by Iraqi WMD in the lead up to the 2003 Iraq War, including a 2002 briefing to NATO provided by Efraim Halevy, who at the time headed the Israeli Mossad, or intelligence service, that Israel had “clear indications” that Iraq had reconstituted its WMD programs after U.
Japan Times
15 hours
NewsMax
17 hours
Washingtons Blog
17 hours
The third-highest-supported objective, at 35%, was “Provide health care benefits to retired coal miners.” 44% said that that goal isnt worth shutting down the government in order for it to be attained. I.e.: more think that those miners should be left to die than think that continuing to provide for their black-lung treatments (etc.) is essential. The lowest support of all, at only 27%, was “Fund a wall along the Mexican border.” Donald Trump’s alleged support for that is shared by far fewer Americans than oppose it. 61% of respondents on that say it’s “NOT important enough to prompt a shutdown.” In between was the 32% who wanted to shut down the government unless it would “Decrease funding for domestic programs.” By contrast, 48% said that that goal was “NOT important enough to prompt a shutdown.” In other words: congressmen who would vote to shut down the federal government unless the proposed budget reducesfunding for domestic programs” would be opposed by a very large majority (48% to 32%) of America’s voters: 50% more Americans oppose than support it.