Daily Mail - Australia
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Young mother Suzi Meyer, 36, from Wollongong, south of Sydney, was mortified to find a syringe in a child's shoe she had purchased from Target for her toddler daughter.
Daily Mail - Australia
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Young mother Suzi Meyer, 36, from Wollongong, south of Sydney, was mortified to find a syringe in a child's shoe she had purchased from Target for her toddler daughter.
Daily Mail - USA
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Actress Cheryl Hines and Robert Kennedy Jr. are selling their Malibu, California, home for $6.45million less than three years after they purchased it.
MacRumors
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Apple recently purchased the iCloud .net domain, one of the last major iCloud-related web addresses that wasn't in its possession, reports TechCrunch . The iCloud.net domain, which now appears to be registered to Apple , was the home of the "iCloud Social Network," a dubious-looking social networking platform designed to allow people to share activities, pictures, music, videos, and other content. It's not clear how many users iCloud.net had before Apple purchased the domain, but the site now states that the iCloud.net services will be shut down at the end of February 2017, and data will be destroyed in March. It has apparently existed since 2011, and in a blog post , the site's owner said "iCloud.net finished his mission, it is time for him to retire." MacRumors received a tip suggesting Apple had purchased the domain for 1.5 million, but we have been unable to verify the information.
MacRumors
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Apple's latest line of notebooks introduced an entirely revamped keyboard featuring flatter keys built using a second-generation butterfly mechanism, designed to optimize for stability while also maximizing travel. The butterfly mechanism was originally introduced in the ultra thin MacBook , but a newer version was implemented in the MacBook Pro. There have been mixed opinions about the keyboard of the 2016 MacBook Pro due to its vastly different feel compared to previous-generation MacBook Pro models, and it appears the new butterfly mechanism may also be less reliable compared to older construction techniques. A growing number of customers who have purchased a 2016 MacBook Pro are running into issues with the keyboard, including non-functional keys , strange high-pitched sounds on some keys, and keys with a non-uniform feel . There are dozens of threads both on MacRumors and on the Apple Support site .
Ars Technica UK
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21stCenturyWire
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In October of 2016 , Time magazine confirmed the growing wartime alliance between the US and its Saudi partners as the intervention in Yemen escalated. It was then revealed that Saudi Arabia, ...purchased more than $20 billion in arms from the U.S. in 2015 alone. While Western allies claimed that the Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen were meant to ‘restore’ order – there was no explanation as to how the unprovoked bombardment would help bring stability to an already fractured region. Almost a month after the Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen began, the LA Times published a piece entitled, “ Al Qaeda in Yemen using chaos of war to carve out terrorism haven .” The mainstream outlet outlined the rise of Al Qaeda militants in Yemen, also known as Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) following the dubious air raids conducted by Saudi Arabia.
Petrolicious
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While the DS undoubtedly had the comfort and style requisite of any respectable grand tourer, the first true GT car from the Gallic brand came to fruition in 1970 with the release of the SM. Citroen had recently purchased financially-troubled Maserati, and went about exercising their engine expertise not long afterward. The SM was the successful product of this union between France and Italy, receiving the innovative hydropneumatic system first introduced in the DS, as well as a V6 motor engineered and built by Maserati. At the time of its release, the SM was the fastest front-wheel-drive car in the world. And to maintain the adequate amount of steering feedback necessary to drive at high speeds for long periods of time, Citroen equipped SMs with an early form of variable power steering; at low speeds the wheel would turn lock-to-lock with much less resistance than it would traveling along the road, making it as easy to park as it was to accurately control at highway speed.
Ars Technica
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Petrolicious
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Citroen had recently purchased financially-troubled Maserati, and went about exercising their engine expertise not long afterward. The SM was the successful product of this union between France and Italy, receiving the innovative hydropneumatic system first introduced in the DS, as well as a V6 motor engineered and built by Maserati. At the time of its release, the SM was the fastest front-wheel-drive car in the world. And to maintain the adequate amount of steering feedback necessary to drive at high speeds for long periods of time, Citroen equipped SMs with an early form of variable power steering; at low speeds the wheel would turn lock-to-lock with much less resistance than it would traveling along the road, making it as easy to park as it was to accurately control at highway speed. The cutting-edge styling of the SM really started to embody that adjective; hard lines and distinct angles make up the unique look of the car, which at once harkens back to the DS in the way the car sort of launches up and out from the rearmost corners, and yet carves out its own presence too, never to be considered an update or a “re-imagining.
Herald Courier
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Petrolicious
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Citroen had recently purchased financially-troubled Maserati, and went about exercising their engine expertise not long afterward. The SM was the successful product of this union between France and Italy, receiving the innovative hydropneumatic system first introduced in the DS, as well as a V6 motor engineered and built by Maserati. At the time of its release, the SM was the fastest front-wheel-drive car in the world. And to maintain the adequate amount of steering feedback necessary to drive at high speeds for long periods of time, Citroen equipped SMs with an early form of variable power steering; at low speeds the wheel would turn lock-to-lock with much less resistance than it would traveling along the road, making it as easy to park as it was to accurately control at highway speed. The cutting-edge styling of the SM really started to embody that adjective; hard lines and distinct angles make up the unique look of the car, which at once harkens back to the DS in the way the car sort of launches up and out from the rearmost corners, and yet carves out its own presence too, never to be considered an update or a “re-imagining.
MintPress News
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Because seriously for me, this is not about the money. This life, my life, is about how I help others ”. Mannan says it was his mother, now passed, that taught him to be generous. Although they lived in poverty, he says she always “gave everything of herself”. He comes from a small village in Pakistan, where there was no plumbing or electricity, and he attended a school that was entirely outdoors. “It was always my dream to overcome poverty and own a restaurant ,” he says, “And, that’s what I did”. The Sakina Halal Grill, formerly known as the Mayur Kebab House, was purchased by Mannan in 2013 and has been feeding the hungry ever since. Mannan estimates 6,000 meals were given away in the year 2016. He enjoys his relationship with the homeless patrons and considers them friends, “I want them to see me as their friend. And, I want others to see them as human beings”.
Autocar
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The Week
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The Week Wine Club: SAVE up to £30 on our selection from Corney & Barrow Each month our wine editor Bruce Palling works with one of our six wine merchants to pull together an exclusive selection of wine for readers of The Week. The selection is available as a mixed red and white case, a mixed red case, a mixed white case, or each wine can be purchased as a full case. They are each available as prices unavailable elsewhere and come with free delivery. For February, Bruce has selected his six favourite wines from Corney Barrow, a member of 'The Bunch' - a group of Britain's best independent wine merchants. The exclusive 12-bottle mixed red and white case is available now for £154.85, usually £161.80. Find out more about the case options at The Week Wines . Bruce on Corney Barrow: My first encounter with Corney Barrow, the City wine merchants, was nearly 40 years ago, and they represent many prestigious producers.
WhoWhatWhy
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The unsuspecting victims were all foreigners, including citizens of Saigon, now called Ho Chi Minh City, who had hoped to buy their way into the United States. This new wave of white collar crime eventually washed up onto the farm in Fairfield, Connecticut, where I had grown up. I had had a small hand in the design of a new house my parents decided to build on one corner of the property, which they moved into in 1957. When my father died over 20 years later, his will left the house to the Connecticut Audubon Society to sell for profit — my parents having already given the Audubon the surrounding property for a bird sanctuary. I never learned the name of the couple who purchased our home until Madoff’s Ponzi scheme was exposed. It turned out that no one had benefited more from the fraud — not even Madoff — than Jeffry and Barbara Picower, the couple who now lived in our house at 4900 Congress Street.
The Economic Times
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The latest fund has attracted interest from a combination of investors, referred to as limited partners (LP) in the private equity industry, that include insurance companies, university endowments and family offices, ChrysCapital said. ChrysCapital has made 80 investments in India and exited 60 of these since its inception. The fund claims to have realized over $4 billion from the sale of its investments. The fund's portfolio of investments comprises of companies where it owns minority stakes as well as those where it has purchased controlling financial interests. It has invested in sectors as varied as business services, financial services, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, consumer and manufacturing. The newly raised fund, ChrysCapital VII, has already made two investments, the first in mid-tier IT services firm L&T Infotech and the second in Hero FinCorp, an NBFC floated by the Hero Group.
PC Pro
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Alan Martin 1 min 58 sec ago Politics How many internet domains do you own? I own four, I think, and pretty much all of them are dormant: I just dont have the time to do anything with them. So it’s understandable that from the 3,643 internet domains that the president of the United States owns, fewer than 500 actually have anything on them, or redirect anywhere. That’s the conclusion of an investigation by CNN Money, which found that the president's company owns at least 3,643 internet domains ranging from the predictable ( www.TrumpEmpire.com ) to the surprisingly self-critical ( www.DonaldTrumpSucks.com ). The president’s buying spree began two decades ago, when he purchased www.DonaldJTrump.com on January 20 1997, presumably off the back of installing AOL from one of those free CDs they used to post out with wild abandon. Since then, he’s been collecting them at a fairly impressive rate, usually purchasing before he needs them.
KyivPost
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Autocar
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Den of Geek
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While still a film student, he made a short horror movie, The Two Christophers, and a zero-budget erotic comedy, Tonight For Sure, in 1962. That same year, Coppola fell into the orbit of Roger Corman, the filmmaker and producer who, aside from being responsible for some of the greatest exploitation movies ever - Bucket Of Blood, The Fall Of The House Of Usher , Death Race 2000, to name a few - also happened to have an incredible eye for new talent. Martin Scorsese; Joe Dante; John Sayles; Curtis Hanson; Jonathan Demme - dozens of now-famous writers and directors got their start under Corman's wing. For Coppola, who was still in his early 20s at the time, Corman had a particularly special assignment to work on. In the early 60s, Corman had purchased the rights to several Soviet sci-fi films at a knock-down price. One of these was called Nebo zovyot (often translated as The Heavens Call ), directed by Mikhail Karyukov and Aleksandr Kozyr, and originally released in 1959.
BBC News 24
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Peter Bone. In the Commons, the Government accepted limits on the number of properties and land that could be compulsorily purchased to make way for the high speed rail link - HS2. A House of Lords Committee had recommended that powers be restricted to what's needed for the project - rather than the wider development and regeneration opportunities.
The Sun Daily
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The vehicles are believed to have been purchased with their ill-gotten gains. In a separate case, a 55-year-old assistant director and a 40-year-old assistant officer of the Johor State Religious Department (JAINJ) were held by the MACC for allegedly abusing their powers by approving organising permits for pre-marriage courses for Muslims without adhering to procedures. The assistant director had allegedly worked hand in hand with the assistant officer of Jainj's syariah law unit in allegedly awarding the permits through a unregistered sports and charitable organisation. The MACC learnt that the suspects had allegedly received about RM130,000 from the programme which they deposited into bank accounts. Sources said the suspects had allegedly used the cash for pilgrimages, overseas tours and personal use. Johor MACC director Datuk Azmi Alias who confirmed the arrests in both cases said remand orders will be obtained against the suspects today (tues) to detain them for further investigations.
The Iran Project
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It has since strengthened to 40,000 to the dollar and was quoted at 38,100 to the greenback on Sunday. Qorbani then looked at currency fluctuations of some other countries from July 2013 to January 2017, stating that the Turkish lira had registered 90.8% volatility, while figures for the Norwegian krone, the Canadian dollar and the euro stood at 43%, 27% and 3.25% respectively. Iran's rial experienced a fluctuation of 22.9%, he added. Unfortunately, undue attention is given to the dollar in Iran, he said, noting that this is while the greenback wields asymmetric influence on Iran's imports and is not of much significance. The CBI official noted that sensitivity toward the greenback runs high, as a result of which consumer prices rise when the dollar strengthens even as if the items in question were purchased in euro.