Fast Company
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Bristol Post
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If youre in your 20s now you might have to wait until youre 70 to get a state pension, a Government-commissioned report has suggested
Leicester Mercury
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Independent Leicester cinema, Phoenix, is offering young adults the chance to see some cut-price cinema.Those aged 18-30 will be able to claim tickets for just £3 until the end of the month.All the cinema is asking that in return, cinema-goers fill out a short survey after their film ends.Read more: McDonald's Monopoly is back for 2017: everything you need to knowPatrick Welsh, Marketing Manager at Phoenix, said: By offering tickets at less than half price, we're encouraging young...
Inc.
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Den of Geek
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Rob Leane Kirsten Howard Mar 23, 2017 Director David Lynch has dished up some typically odd tidbits in a new interview ahead of Twin Peaks third season premiere... So eager are we to return to the bizarre town of Twin Peaks that we recently noted "in a week, we'll be able to say Twin Peaks starts next month." See related Looking back at Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me Of course, we're still technically two months away from those new episodes, but saying it that way makes it seem further away. And we can't have that. In the meantime, everyone involved with the new season has kept virtually silent on what we can expect when Twin Peaks returns, including the actors involved, the Showtime network that commissioned its return, and co-creator David Lynch. Even in a new interview with GQ , the director didn't give anything away, but he still had a few fascinating things to say about the way his actors had to play the game on set, and it turns out they were fairly in the dark before they arrived for each day's shoot - literally - as their scripts were usually filled with blacked-out pages.
Evening Standard - Life & Style
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She may be a fashion editor who sits on the frow but Emma McCarthy says she'll always be a high-street junkie at heart
Techradar - Reviews
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Aorus, while not quite a well-known as Alienware or MSI, has been making excellent gaming laptops since 2014. Theyre a subsidiary of fellow Taiwanese hardware giant Gigabyte. The company prides itself on making not the biggest and beefiest gaming gear, but rather slimline models that offer more portability and sleek looks. Price, availability and value The X7 v6 is part of the sixth generation of Aorus' laptop fleet, and its the largest of the group at 17.3-inches. Its accompanied by two smaller machines, the very good X5 v6 (with a 15.6-inch screen) and the rather wonderful X3 v6 (13.9-inch). This isnt the most powerful machine they make, that mantel goes to its sibling the X7 DT V6 . That has an Nvidia 1080 GTX tucked inside along with an optional 4K screen, whereas here its a GTX 1070 and two choices of non-4K screen (more on that later).
Washington Free Beacon
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" "To face one year in prison for putting too many pepperonis on a pizza? Everybody laughs and smiles, but that's the reality of the way it's written now," said Chris Reisch, who worked his way up from delivering pizza to owning 10 Domino's franchises in Lexington, Ky. Reisch said the regulation is hurting franchise owners, who are too scared to hire under the rule's requirements. "Here's the government stepping in again and throwing another hurdle your way," he said. "Already small business owners are scrambling, they're spending dollars, they're buying new menus, they're trying to figure out what's the plan. Everybody's pulling their hair out trying to make this May 5 deadline." "It's difficult to hire right now," Reisch said. "I'm friends with franchisees and in every part of the country, we're having problems hiring people." Doug Kantor, a partner at Steptoe and Johnson and counsel to the National Association of Convenience Stores, a trade group that represents 2,100 retailers, said the rule is just as difficult for small convenience stores.
Know Your Mobile
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Richard Goodwin 23/03/2017 - 9:32am The Microsoft SPRING SALE is happening RIGHT NOWBIG savings to be had on Surface Pro Windows 10 laptops I’ll admit this to you right now: I had no idea, until very recently, just how well stocked the Microsoft Store was with goodies. I knew it existed but I just figured it’d be Microsoft stuffconsoles, Surfaces and the like. I was wrong, though. The Microsoft Store has all kinds of Windows-powered gadgets and gizmos inside it and right now there is a rather epic Spring Sale on the go which sees hundreds of dollars knocked off the price of things like the Surface Pro 4. Time For An Upgrade? If you’re running an older laptop and fancy an upgrade, you should definitely check out some of the deals Microsoft has running for its Surface Pro 4 machines – you can get $200 of the RRP in some cases. The Surface Pro 5 is expected to land in the not too distant future and what an update that will be! However – the Surface Pro 5, being new and shiny, will be rather expensive.
Inc.
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Managers tend to rate their skills higher than average. But from surveys, we know that there is a disconnect between this perceived skill and actual skill. This disconnect is a problem, because when we believe we're already good at something we have little motivation to grow or change. After all, the return on the time invested isn't as great as it is in some other skill area -- or so our thinking goes.With this mindset, we invest in other elements of our business -- marketing, technology, competition -- and it pays off. We see more rapid change where we focus our time and energy, and our management skills lag behind.
Fast Company
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The secret to making people pay attention in meetings might be to create a soundtrack. Here's how. The secret to making people pay attention in meetings might be to create a soundtrack. Here's how. Few of us look forward to meetings, but they're a necessary evil of the business world. In a survey of 1,000 office workers by task management software provider Igloo, the most common word used to describe meetings is "boring." Read Full Story
MacRumors
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Google announced a couple of notable updates for its Duo and Photos apps yesterday at the company's São Paulo event, where it pitched the features as ideal solutions for users in low connectivity areas. Google Photos received two new features to make photo backup and sharing easier when using the app in locations with poor network coverage. Photos now backs up images in a lightweight preview quality that Google says "still looks great on a smartphone" and can be easily shared over poor connections. When a good Wi-Fi connection does become available, the backed up photos are automatically replaced with high quality versions. We’re also making it easier to share many photos at once even on low connectivity. Never mind if you're at the beach or hiking in the mountains, with Google Photos you can now share pictures quickly even with a spotty connection by sending first in low resolution so friends and family can view them right away.
The Economic Times
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The government is hoping that some of the resources would come from higher GST mop-up as more entities would enter the tax net. Given that the Centre and the states are yet to finalise GST rates, it is not clear if consumers eating in restaurants or paying phone bills would be better off or worse after cesses and surcharges are abolished. While the existing cesses, other than those on petroleum products (which are outside GST), would go away , the GST Council has decided to levy cess on tobacco, pan masala, soft drinks and luxury vehicles for five years to meet the annual compensation re quirement. Now, states would also move to abolish cesses and surcharges that they levy. The Cabinet has approved amendment to the Customs Act, 1962, the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 and the Central Excise Act, 1944. It also approved repeal of the Central Excise Tariff Act, 1985 and amendment or repeal of the provisions relating to Acts under which cesses are levied.
Politico
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HHS Secretary Tom Price has made it crystal clear that his department will keep using its regulatory powers to further scale back what he regards as a failed and intrusive legislation. “We’re taking action to improve choices for patients, stabilize the individual and small-group insurance markets, and expand access to more affordable coverage,” Price said in a statement this week, linking to a new HHS memo touting the regulatory steps already underway. One of the earliest and most significant moves came in late January before Price was even confirmed. The administration clawed back millions of dollars in pre-paid TV advertisements for HealthCare.gov , in the crucial final days of the 2017 sign-up period. HHS at the time said it wanted to cut excessive spending. But those final days of open enrollment are a critical time for outreach, particularly for younger and healthier people who sign up right before the deadline.
Politico
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“It changes the partnership. It presents a huge risk and cost shift to states.” But Republican critics of Medicaid, including HHS Secretary Tom Price, say it is a flawed program and pouring more money in wont fix it. They call for a fresh approach that empowers states to innovate. Both Price and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma have promised to give states that freedom. The danger, Solomon says, is that states could introduce policies, such as imposing work rules or larger out-of-pocket costs, which would weaken the safety net and erode the entitlement. “You can do other things that basically cause people to lose coverage,” she said. Some conservative analysts, like Chris Jacobs, a former Senate aide who writes on health policy, wants the House bill to go further on entitlement reform. He’d like the bill changed to make block grants more attractive to states than the other capped payments because they’re more flexible.
Daily Express - Life
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WE’RE told Brexit offers all sorts of opportunities and one of them is the chance to write a jokey book demonstrating that the “pretezel-munching, gazpacho-slurping elite” need to be taught a lesson.
PerezHilton
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Politico
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But presumably, you’re moving into the West Wing because you’ve decided that policy matters more to you than profit (and that it’s harder to hawk jewelry on 60 Minutes than it looks). So if you’re serious about shaping your father’s presidency, dont buy your own hype that you can be the “Quiet Power Behind The Trump Throne.” There’s no such thing as quiet power in this White House madhouse. I hate to break it to you, but your dad thinks it’s cute that you want him to be nice. “She is a great person—always pushing me to do the right thing!” he tweeted , proverbially patting you on the head. He must really enjoy doing the “wrong thing,” since he rarely seems to take your advice. Instead, he’s led by pugnacious advisers who have built up their own fan bases and arent afraid to speak their mind to the media—like Kellyanne Conway, who publicly sandbagged a potential Cabinet post for Mitt Romney, and Steve Bannon, whose vision of “deconstructing the administrative state” was echoed by Trump days later.
Politico
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The Trump White House has already frozen the regulation, and Labor Secretary nominee Alexander Acosta testified during his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday that he had “serious questions” about whether the department even held the authority to increase the overtime salary beyond the rate of inflation. Other industries with ties to Trump say they’re bullish on the new administration, too. The Associated General Contractors of America released an industry survey before the inauguration that found three out of four construction firms expected to increase their payrolls this year because of Trump’s policies. “President Trump’s approach to construction is very much in line with where our members are,” said the group’s CEO, Stephen Sandherr. The real estate law firm Seyfarth Shaw, which represents the Trump Organization, published a survey last month showing two-thirds of the commercial real estate market expected a positive effect from the Republican president thanks to his push for deregulation, tax reform and the dismantling of the Dodd-Frank consumer protection law.
Fast Company
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If your space is only occupied by early-stage startups and bigger players are staying away, it might not be as hot as you think. If your space is only occupied by early-stage startups and bigger players are staying away, it might not be as hot as you think. No one likes waiting in line at a restaurant, watching other people get seated as the smells of freshly cooked food waft past. But while waiting your turn sucks, especially when you're hungry, a crowded space is often a positive sign. It means you have chosen a spot that lots of other people seem to find appealing. Read Full Story
PC Pro
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Alan Martin 8 min 58 sec ago Life Culture Hot on the heels of allowing Maps users to pinpoint exactly where they parked their car , Google has announced plans to update the app yet again . The new feature will allow Google Maps users to share their location with friends, making meeting up that bit easier. Or at least meaning you can prove that “I’m just around the corneractually means “I overslept.” It will only share location information with people you select across Android, iOS and desktop, and only temporarily. If you happen to be using Google Maps’s driving directions at the time, you can even share the route you’re taking and your ETA. Speaking of ETAs, the update currently doesnt have one, other than “soon”, so best avoid asking Google how soon too often, or they’ll likely threaten to turn the car round and cancel the update altogether.
Ars Technica UK
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With most racing slicks, if you push too hard and overheat the tire, backing off for a few corners lets them cool down, and everything goes back to normal. But when the F1 Pirellis of the past few years overheat, they're ruined. (It's possible this is caused by a particular chemical used in the manufacturing process that makes the tire compound extrudable.) That won't be the case this year; now the tires will suffer little to no drop-off or degradation, so expect a lot of one-stop strategies, at least for the first few races. Read 14 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Den of Geek
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If there’s one thing that television doesnt really do, and has never really done, is to tell a surreal story.” He continues, “I would have loved to have been in the room with the ABC executives when they watched David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive TV pilot. You know that had to be a long silence after that thing stopped.” Legion universe Legion will not be set in the same universe as the X-Men movies. Speaking to IGN , stalwart X-producer Lauren Shuler Donner has compared Hawley's Legion to Matt Nix's as-yet-untitled and entirely different X-Men telly series , in terms of links between the shows and the films... “Matt [Nix]'s [series] is much more a part of just the world in terms of there are mutants, mutants are hated and there are Sentinels — though very different from what we’ve seen before. You feel like you’re here in the X-Men world. "With Legion , we’re our own universe.
Den of Geek
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It's much easier to do at the incubation stage. "We really took our hiatus this year and took the show apart, and rebuilt it piece by piece. We're much more deliberate, just thinking about where is this going to take us." Klemmer added this: "A lot of the story of season 1 felt like they were compulsory because we put certain story elements into motion. You killed Rip's family, you've got to avenge that. We said that Vandal Savage is going to ruin the world, we've got to stop that. Oh, we revealed who our bad guy is, that doesn't leave much room for mystery." Marc Guggenheim, another of the show's executive producers, chimed in with this: "The learning curve [of season 1] was… it wasn't a curve, it was a straight line up [...] So in season 2, we've used the destruction of the Oculus and the Time Masters in episode 15 as a kicking off point for a brand new raison d'etre for the show and for the team.