The Herald
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A CHURCH designed by one of the country's greatest architects is to be transformed into the "Sadler's Wells" of Scotland after being purchased by a world renowned ballet master.
The Guardian
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Four months after being sold, the rotovator arrived back used and muddy, but still £112 was blocked from my account Early in December 2016 we sold a rotovator on eBay which we had purchased from a local auction. The auctioneer had tested it and confirmed it as working. The eBay buyer turned up in person to collect the machine and seemed happy with the purchase. Four months later we received a message from PayPal that claimed that the machine had been significantly “not as described”. Puzzled, we asked if we could get some pictures of the machine and, if possible, to let us know what was wrong with it, as we suspected something dodgy was going on. This request was ignored. Instead, PayPal instructed the buyer to send it back to us, and then blocked £112 from our account. Continue reading...
Max Keizer
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We’ve supposedly seen our purchasing power decline by 27% in the 12 years since 2004—an average rate of 2.25% per year. But our real-world experience tells us the official inflation rate doesnt reflect the actual cost increases of everything from burritos to healthcare. The cost of a regular taco was $1.25 in 2010. By official standards, it should cost a dime more. Oops—it’s now $2 each, a 60% increase, six times the official rate. The cost of a Vietnamese-style sandwich (banh mi) at our favorite Chinatown deli has jumped from $1.50 in 2001 to $2 in 2004 to $3.50 in 2016. That $1.50 increase since 2004 is a 75% jump, roughly triple the official 27% reduction in purchasing power. So let’s play Devil’s Advocate and suggest that these extraordinary increases are limited to “food purchased away from home,” to use the official jargon for meals purchased at fast-food joints, delis, cafes, microbreweries and restaurants.
Washingtons Blog
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We’ve supposedly seen our purchasing power decline by 27% in the 12 years since 2004—an average rate of 2.25% per year. But our real-world experience tells us the official inflation rate doesnt reflect the actual cost increases of everything from burritos to healthcare. The cost of a regular taco was $1.25 in 2010. By official standards, it should cost a dime more. Oops—it’s now $2 each, a 60% increase, six times the official rate. The cost of a Vietnamese-style sandwich (banh mi) at our favorite Chinatown deli has jumped from $1.50 in 2001 to $2 in 2004 to $3.50 in 2016. That $1.50 increase since 2004 is a 75% jump, roughly triple the official 27% reduction in purchasing power. So let’s play Devil’s Advocate and suggest that these extraordinary increases are limited to “food purchased away from home,” to use the official jargon for meals purchased at fast-food joints, delis, cafes, microbreweries and restaurants.
Apartment Therapy
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Global News
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Sky News
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on the tube. They are quite sophisticated bombs in terms of how much damage they can cause, how they're put together. £66, a £36 rucksack purchased from a Sports Direct store
Sky News
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at a second plot on the tube. They are quite sophisticated bombs in terms of how much damage they can cause, how they put together. £66, a £36 rucksack purchased from a Sports Direct store. Not then bolts from two.
Android Police
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OnePlus is currently selling through the remaining OnePlus 3T stock, which probably means the OnePlus 5 is coming very soon. The company is starting a referral program with discounts on accessory purchases and a point system that can get you some free or discounted swag. The catch: you need to have purchased a phone from OnePlus to get your sharable referral code. After you get your referral code ( here's one as an example), go ahead and spam all your friends. Read More OnePlus starts a referral program just in time for the OnePlus 5 was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
The Economic Times
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32 calibre revolver, in 2014 — about two years after the ‘Nirbhayaincident. Billed as India’s first “firearm for women”, Nirbheek weighs just over 500 gm, and the short-muzzled revolver packs faultlessly inside a women’s clutch or handbag. Since its introduction, IOF has sold more than 3,000 Nirbheek revolvers, priced about Rs 1.35 lakh apiece, to gun licence holders in the country. In absolute terms, the sales figures may appear small, but considering the limited number of gun licences issued across Indian states, any civilian firearm selling over a thousand units is considered a blockbuster. An email sent to IOF seeking data on sales figures had elicited no response at the time of going to press. WHO ARE THE BUYERS? Ironically, this revolver that comes in a decorative velvet box, is being purchased by men. If dealer logs are to be believed, just over a 100 Nirbheek revolvers have been sold to women gun-licence holders to date.
MacRumors
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Earlier this month, Apple purchased its first company that develops health-related hardware, Beddit. Beddit makes an iPhone-connected Sleep Monitor that tracks a wide range of sleep-related metrics, from heart rate and sleep time to room temperature and respiration. When Apple acquires a company, the company in question typically shuts down and stops selling whatever product it makes as Apple assimilates the technology into its own offerings, but that's not the case with Beddit. Apple is still selling the Beddit Sleep Monitor in its stores, and the Beddit privacy policy has been updated to note that Apple is collecting Beddit sleep data. That raises some interesting questions about Apple's future plans. Will that sleep tracking data contribute to an upcoming Apple Watch with sleep tracking functionality? Does Apple have plans for some other kind of sleep tracking device? Will Beddit be one of several health-related companies Apple purchases so it can sell a range of hardware products? Apple's plans for the Beddit technology may be a mystery right now, but we can take a closer look at the Sleep Monitor to see just what it can do, what kind of data Apple is gathering, and whether it's worth buying.
The Economic Times
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NEW DELHI: Government agencies purchased 29.26 million tonnes (MT) of wheat during the rabi marketing season this year and as buying continues in UP, MP and Rajasthan, officials are confident of procuring 30 MT this year, still short of target. “Till May 31, we will continue to buy from MP, followed by UP and Rajasthan till June 15. We will easily procure 30 MT of wheat this year for the central pool,” said an official of the Food Corporation of India. However, wheat purchases at this level will be lower than the target of 33 MT set earlier this year. In Uttar Pradesh, where chief minister Yogi Adityanath announced that 8 MT of wheat would be purchased from farmers when he took over, procurement had reached 2.4 MT as of May 25. That’s still a three-fold increase from 800,000 tonnes in the previous year. The Department of Food & Public Distribution had set a target of 3 million tonnes in the state.
Techradar - Reviews
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Kobo does have sales, but they tend not to be as extensive nor as generous. If you've had a Kindle in the past, and have purchased a large catalog of books through Amazon's service you won't be able to transfer these purchases to the Kobo. You'll have to start your library from scratch. The same is true if you currently have a Kobo and are currently mulling a switch to Kindle. Some Kobo devices offer access to its Overdrive app, which allows users to borrow ebooks from their local library. The H2O unfortunately doesnt have this feature, so youre limited to the books youve bought. Its a shame Kobo hasnt brought this feature to this device, as its a competitor to Kindles Unlimited service, which offers unlimited access to over 1 million books for a monthly fee. Software Easily customisable reader experience Simple-to-use controls for easy navigation Intuitive bookstore with recommendations and useful lists One of the things that makes the Kobo Aura H2O a real pleasure to use it how customizable the experience is.
Ashford Herald
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There has been much speculation among fast food fans lately, wondering whether secret menus and their almost unbelievable items actually exist. And today, Kent Live can officially reveal that you can order ridiculously huge items from secret menus at various fast food chains across the county. In fact, all kinds of weird and wacky creations you will have never even heard of before can be purchased in branches of the major chains up and down the high street, such as Burger King and...
Hackaday
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[Andrew] wanted a digital readout (DRO) for his mini lathe and mini mill, but found that buying even one DRO cost as much as either of his machines. The solution? You guessed it, he built his own for cheap, using inexpensive digital calipers purchased off eBay. The DRO he created features a touch screen with a menu system running on an LPCXpresso, while smaller OLED screens serve as labels for the 7-segment displays to the right. The DRO switches back and forth between the lathe and mill, and while the software isnt done, [Andrew] hopes to be able to transfer measurements from one machine to the other. In a very sweet touch, [Andrew] hacked cheap digital calipers to provide measurements for each axis, where they provide a resolution of 0.01mm. There are six daughter boards, one for each caliper, and each has a PIC that converts from serial to I2C, freeing the main firmware from dealing with six separate data streams.
Voice Of America
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MacRumors
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Though the launch of the " iPhone 8 " is months away, case makers have already started creating cases for the device based on leaked design renderings and schematics. A case designed for the iPhone 8 surfaced on Alibaba, and was purchased by Japanese site Mac Otakara for a series of images and a video. We've already seen some iPhone 8 cases so the design shouldn't come as a surprise, but this particular case includes comparisons to both the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, giving us a clear picture of how the iPhone 8 might fit into the iPhone lineup if the case design is an accurate representation of the finalized device. As can be seen in the images, the case is a good deal smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus, but slightly larger than the iPhone 7. That's in line with rumors suggesting the iPhone 8 will be similar in size to the iPhone 7, but with a display that's much larger (and edge-to-edge), closer in size to the iPhone 7 Plus display.
Library of Congress
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Sure enough, we were instantly fascinated by the films. Then once we met Mike, we realized there was so much more depth to this story and the way it threads through the fabric of time. I understand that the Library helped to restore the original nitrate film soon after Zahs purchased it. How did that come about? The Library of Congress became involved in 1981, when Mike was purchasing the estate of Frank Brinton from the Masson family, who had inherited it. The American Film Institute had been scouring the country for old films and had become acquainted with this collection. The films were beginning to deteriorate, so they were sent to the Library of Congress for preservation. The Library returned dupes of the films to Mike and kept the original cellulose nitrate reels in its climate-controlled vault. More recently, the Library has supported the effort to created high-definition copies of the surviving original nitrate film.
Android Police
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Variety
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Think about it: At 50, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” is on equal plane with Dixieland jazz. After all, for those who purchased the Beatles1967 opus, 1917 felt just as remote. All the more ironic, then, that the legend and enduring legacy of this era-defining album would be kept alive through such modern... Read more »
Western Morning News
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Exeter City fans are counting down the days until Sunday's play-off final at Wembley, and the excitement has grown as tickets started to arrive in the post on Wednesday. So far, over 15,000 Grecians' supporters have purchased tickets for the final and look on course to sell out their initial allocation of 20,000. And as tickets are currently being dispatched to homes across the city, the excitement amongst the fans was clear. Got mine today, as a city born boy just had to go can't wait....
MacRumors
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Washington Free Beacon
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The final version of the American Health Care Act, which House Republicans passed as their replacement for Obamacare, is now estimated to reduce the deficit by $119 billion from 2017 to 2026, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The budget office scoring of the original legislation released on March 13 projected that the bill would reduce the deficit by $337 billion from 2017 to 2026, increase the number of uninsured by 14 million people, and reduce premiums by 10 percent by 2026. The amended legislation would increase the number of individuals with health insurance and would lower premiums. "In comparison with the estimates for the previous version of the act, under the House-passed act, the number of people with health insurance would, by CBO and [Joint Committee on Taxation]'s estimates, be slightly higher and average premiums for insurance purchased individually—that is, nongroup insurance—would be lower, in part because the insurance, on average, would pay for a smaller proportion of health care costs," the budget office said.
Expert Reviews
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1 x 16.1 x 28.8cm; Warranty: 2 year warranty (1 year if not purchased from Joseph Joseph directly) 2. Global 7 piece: The best for serious cooks Price: £300 If extreme grip and sharpness are the two features to top your checklist, then feast your eyes on these distinctive handmade, all-steel and surprisingly lightweight knives that cut precisely and cleanly with astonishingly little pressure required, even when it comes to the likes of onions and celeriac. They feel well-balanced and safe to hold, even with wet hands, and unlike the bevelled edges of most cheaper knives, these ice-tempered and thin blades have been hardened and honed so that you get a razor-sharp edge to last a lifetime. A popular and hygienic choice among top chefs, who also praise them for their hardiness. If you dont have the space for the knife block, bear in mind that you can also buy similar Global knife sets with a magnetic wall rack instead – a great option for more compact kitchens.