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What we really need to know is how is that going to impact the stability of the ice sheet and our predictions of sea-level rise.” The second study, authored by Robin Bell, a geophysicist at Columbia University, confirms the prognosis of the first study. “When we turn the temperature up — of the atmosphere — we’re going to make more melt, and it’s going to get caught in ponds, and it’s going to act like a jackhammer and ruin the ice shelf,” she said. Bell, however, remains hopeful. She confirmed that meltwater channels have maintained West Antarctica's Nansen Ice Shelf intact by draining to the ocean. Had the meltwater amassed on the surface, it would have warmed the ice resulting in additional melting, she said. “Plumbing on our planet matters, and plumbing on the top of the ice sheet matters,” Bell said. Via TeleSur Related video added by Juan Cole: APL UW: Winter Sea Ice in the Arctic Posts Lowest Extent
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Then it emerged that Russian hackers had gained access to 60,000 e-mails from Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Some believe the resulting leaks helped swing the election for Trump. And what it certainly did reveal is something most.
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The Sun Daily
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ALOR STAR: The freak windstorm which collapsed a tent at the Kedah PAS headquarters resulting in 18 injured is deemed an 'Act of God'. PAS secretary general Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan said what happened was fated by Allah. He said the party extended its regrets to the victims and their families. He said out of the 18 injured (11 men and seven women) 15 have been warded at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital and the rest given outpatient treatment. He said those injured were traders and visitors visiting the stalls in the tents at that time. "We have to accept what has happened after asking for His protection," he said when addressing delegates at the 63rd muktamar this morning. The main tent was blown down about 7.15pm on Saturday night during a wind and rain storm. Other smaller tents were also ruined which injured the traders and visitors then. The tents were set up to house a bazaar in conjunction with the Muktamar which began last Thursday and will end on May 1.
ABC News - South Australia
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The Sun Daily
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ALOR STAR: The freak windstorm which collapsed a tent at the Kedah PAS headquarters resulting in 18 injured is deemed an 'Act of God'. PAS secretary general Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan said what happened was fated by Allah. He said the party extended its regrets to the victims and their families. He said out of the 18 injured (11 men and seven women) 15 have been warded at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital and the rest given outpatient treatment. He said those injured were traders and visitors visiting the stalls in the tents at that time. "We have to accept what has happened after asking for His protection," he said when addressing delegates at the 63rd muktamar this morning. The main tent was blown down about 7.15pm on Saturday night during a wind and rain storm. Other smaller tents were also ruined which injured the traders and visitors then. The tents were set up to house a bazaar in conjunction with the Muktamar which began last Thursday and will end on May 1.
West Briton
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Sex offences and violent crimes have soared in Cornwall as the number of offences continued on an upward spiral. According to figures just released by the Office for National Statistics, more than 22,000 crimes were reported in Cornwall alone last year - with just a quarter resulting in convictions and up by just over 1,000 from the previous year. Devon and Cornwall Police have urged people not to panic and said the force area reports the third lowest crime rate in England and Wales. Read...
The Economic Times
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Sky Li, global vice-president of Oppo, says that over 66% of consumers surveyed whined that while taking a group selfie it was difficult to fit everyone in the frame. Oppo realised that a wider angle camera will create perfect group selfies. “It’s a feature that most Indian consumers are demanding in their smartphones,” says Li, who also heads operations in India, which is one of the fastest growing regions for Oppo. This kind of careful research has helped it snatch 9% market share and become the fourth largest smartphone brand in India. What has also helped the Chinese companies trump their Indian counterparts is their focus on incentives to channel partners. Vivek Zhang, chief marketing officer of Vivo Mobiles India, says that realigning of distribution strategy has proved decisive. In the two years since its debut, Vivo carried out extensive ground work to develop a strong offline retail base, resulting in a better understanding of the users, claims Zhang.
The Economic Times
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There is also the fact that historically, a lot of tobacco control in place in India today has been the result of public interest litigation. The first directive against smoking in public places was the result of a PIL filed in Kerala by a daily commuter against smoking in trains. After some years, former Union minister Murli Deora filed a similar petition in the Supreme Court, resulting in more directives, before COTPA (Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act) was passed in 2004. Similarly, the ban on gutka had its genesis in a PIL filed by an environmental NGO against the litter caused by the plastic packaging. Abroad, the adoption of plain packaging for cigarettes in Australia was the result of a court verdict. “This is a good start. It will also lead to more public debate against tobacco and appeal to other allies,” says Bhojani. The arguments for and against the investment will now play out in court, with the next hearing likely to be held in the next two months.
Bleacher Report
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The Match The war between Reigns and Strowman is too heated to be confined to a basic singles match. Though there is no announced stipulation or gimmick, expect a wild brawl that reflects the tone of their rivalry. Broken ringside furniture and a shocking conclusion that leaves the feud somewhat open-ended ahead of Extreme Rules should be expected. The fact of the matter is that while the program should wrap up Sunday night, Raw is seriously devoid of Superstars at the top of the card. With no Lesnar to fuel championship rivalries, Reigns is the top star around whom the whole show revolves. Strowman is his main antagonist, and there is no obvious heel to rise to that level. All of that creates a scenario that favors one last chapter in the Reigns-Strowman story. A match in which both are kept looking strong and neither endures a loss is to be expected, most likely resulting in a main event that ends in either a count-out or disqualification.
Autosport - Formula 1
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Politico
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Politico
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The fear inside the West Wing, these people said, was that bad news coverage could lead to a staff shake-up, and many live with varying degrees of fear of losing their jobs. Priebus, several administration officials say, has been particularly concerned about the marker and the resulting news coverage. The White House, which didnt respond for comment, has tried to depict a busy and impatient president who is popular to his supporters because he promised to demand results. While the tax plan is nowhere near ready, the health care vote didnt happen and Trump ended the week on NAFTA where he began, the president received news coverage of a busy week — and was talking about policies that were potentially moving instead of congressional failures or investigations into ties between Russia and Trump campaign officials. “I think the paper-pushers may have a system, but he will override the system,” said Trump adviser Roger Stone.
The Cornishman
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Sex offences and violent crimes have soared in Cornwall as the number of offences continued on an upward spiral. According to figures just released by the Office for National Statistics, more than 22,000 crimes were reported in Cornwall alone last year - with just a quarter resulting in convictions and up by just over 1,000 from the previous year. Devon and Cornwall Police have urged people not to panic and said the force area reports the third lowest crime rate in England and Wales. Read...
The Iran Project
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3. Employment is of most important needs. *** Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim (70, current head of the Islamic Coalition Party’s Central Council, a principalist politician and engineer, a former Minister Of Culture and Islamic Guidance, a former advisor to Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, then president) 1. We need to nurture employment so that people can make a better living. 2. We must seek help from the Iranian diasporas for introducing our multimillennial culture and civilization to the world. 3. We need to have logical collaboration with other countries, not in a position of weakness, but in an equal position. 4. The antiterrorism measures taken inside the country, resulting in the security we have today, if not one of a kind, are very few and far between. *** Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf (56, current mayor of Tehran, former commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards CorpsAir Force, ex-Chief of the National Police, and former Commander of Iran’s Khatam al-Anbya Air Defense Base): 1.
BBC News 24
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Some believe the resulting leaks helped swing the election for Trump. And what it certainly did reveal is something most of us already knew
The Sun Daily
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"As for those members, who had already obtained their capitals, I think they are deserved to enjoy previous their returns of investment (ROI)," he said in the video clip. Lee added he would continue to make video messages to communicate with his investors on the company's developments. He also said that he would be attending the company's dinner gathering, which will be held at Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur, on May 20. On other matter, Lee called on the media to not involve his family members or friends in his problems. "I am taking full responsibility on this matter. Just write on me but please do not involve my friends and family," he said. The company running the scheme is in trouble after it claimed its trading account was hacked, resulting in losses of US$50 million (RM218.26 million). There are also reports and social media posts claiming the losses could be more than USD400 million.
Washington Free Beacon
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"We are hamstrung by a myriad of reasons, to include lack of accountability and oversight, bureaucracy, resulting in insufficient levels of resourcing and an inability to absorb cutting-edge information and analytic tools, and access to highly skilled personnel," Lumpkin said. At the same time, Lumpkin said America's enemies are increasing their capabilities and investment. "This, while our adversaries are increasing their investment in the information environment, will not be constrained by ethics, the law, or even the truth," he said. Clint Watts, a former FBI agent and specialist on information operations, said Russia is the leading power in the use of information operation. "Russia does five things that sets it apart from others in terms of influence," Watts said. "One, they create content across deliberate themes, political, social, and financial messages, but they hyper-empower those with hacked materials that act as nuclear fuel for information atomic bombs.
Washington Free Beacon
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"We are hamstrung by a myriad of reasons, to include lack of accountability and oversight, bureaucracy, resulting in insufficient levels of resourcing and an inability to absorb cutting-edge information and analytic tools, and access to highly skilled personnel," Lumpkin said. At the same time, Lumpkin said America's enemies are increasing their capabilities and investment. "This, while our adversaries are increasing their investment in the information environment, will not be constrained by ethics, the law, or even the truth," he said. Clint Watts, a former FBI agent and specialist on information operations, said Russia is the leading power in the use of information operation. "Russia does five things that sets it apart from others in terms of influence," Watts said. "One, they create content across deliberate themes, political, social, and financial messages, but they hyper-empower those with hacked materials that act as nuclear fuel for information atomic bombs.
RT America
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Ruptly TV
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Hackaday
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Power comes from a DC motor taken from a dead power tool. A couple of ball check valves are used for air input and output. The resulting pump isn't the prettiest of pumps, and it could probably do with a bit of balancing as it rattles somewhat. But it's a pump, and it obviously cost next-to-nothing, so that in our eyes makes it a neat build. He's posted a video of the build which we've placed below the break. We've not featured many such simple pumps here. Perhaps this peristaltic pump comes close. Filed under: Tech Hacks
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