Politico
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In the memos, the administration also makes clear that driving without a license, a frequent offense for undocumented immigrants, could make the individual subject to immigration arrest, detention and, if found removable by final order, removal from the United States. The memos say DHS will hire 10,000 new immigration officers and reverse a number of Obama administration policies. Specifics on how the agency will hire so many officers remain scarce, with the administration saying they are working on a hiring plan. Except as specifically noted above, the Department no longer will exempt classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement, the memo says. It adds: The Department will no longer afford Privacy Act rights and protections to persons who are neither U.S. citizens nor lawful permanent residents.
Japan Times
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Sayaka Hirose is a Tokyo-based immigration lawyer specializing in assisting Indonesians coming to Japan. She says that in the past two years she has been ...
The Economic Times
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Then you have to train people for these new jobs. Continuous learning and skilling, not just high-end, but even mid skills, vocational training with machines and AI becomes important.Overplaying, as if we already have artificial general intelligence is a bit of a red-herring. It's better for us to deal with today's issue. I look at who is AI helping in India? The government of Andhra Pradesh uses AI to detect high school dropouts so that they can take these scarce resources of the state and apply it in smarter ways. Now, the same is going to Jharkhand and Punjab.I think, there is the good that comes with it, but also very mindful of the displacement of having both the policy framework and the skilling framework that goes with it, is very important.Are you saying that history says that all new technologies create more jobs than they destroy? Just that we don't know what's the nature of these jobs?Yes, that is one.
BBC Two England
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Already there is a humanitarian crisis in the Western districts, the prices of food are skyrocketing, fuel is scarce, water is cut, electricity is intermittent. We understand that half of all the factories are already closed. The poorest families are forced to sell their furniture, burn their furniture in order to keep their houses. The Mosul offensive began four months ago, initially with a push to take the north and east of the city.
Mondoweiss
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In Gaza, cement is a scarce resource. Buhaisi told Mondoweiss this is because of 11 years of the blockade. The cement deficit if further compounded the last war. And the wreckage has deprived some 40,000 workers of employment in the construction sector. After the last assault on Gaza in 2014, the United Nations estimated 120,000 residential units were destroyed in full or in part. Of them, 71,000 are already rebuilt and construction is underway on an additional 12,000. Over 57,000 housing units still need to be rebuilt and not all of the rubble from these destroyed homes has been cleared. “In any neighborhood, you might find dozens of hills still littered with free-standing crushed concrete blocks and wide areas scattered with broken glass. The fact that the glass is a not an eco-friendly component [to produce], made us feel that our project is an increasingly bright idea,” Buhaisi added.
The Economic Times
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2 billion in June 2016. Nadella allayed fears that the dawn of artificial intelligence will lead to largescale unemployment in heavily populated countries like India. “In a country like India, where there is going to be a services-led economy, there are going to be many, many jobs. There are many things AI will never be able to do… (like) show empathy,” said Nadella. “When there is a lot of artificial intelligence, real intelligence will be scarce, real empathy will be scarce, real common sense will be scarce. So, we can have new jobs that are actually predicated on those attributes.”
Techradar - Reviews
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Snap Spectacles offer a new way to capture video memories and never miss a moment, unless of course, its been 24 hours and they self-delete from your Snapchat Story. These video-recording sunglasses from Snap Inc. give you a tiny camera in a plastic frame and send 10-second clips to your iPhone or Android smartphone via the Snapchat app. The concept isnt too dissimilar from the now-discontinued Google Glass, and Snap initially made them just as scarce sending buyers into a frenzy. But thats where their similarities end. There are two reasons Spectacles is more successful: they look like normal sunglasses and privacy isnt as big of an issue. An outward-facing light indicates when youre recording. Snap recently positioned itself to become a camera company instead of an app that millennials know how to use and every adult we talk to just doesnt get but is curious to learn about.
Autocar
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American hypercar maker wants to beat the Porsche 918 Spyder's time by 30sec; it claims performance is "not far off a Formula 1 car" The Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG003S hypercar will attempt to break the Nürburgring lap record ahead of its world debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show . The American manufacturer is targeting a lap time that's close to 30sec faster than the current production car record of 6min 57sec, which is held by the Porsche 918 Spyder . If it achieves this, it will be within 20sec of the all-time Nordschleife record of 6min 11sec, which was set by German racing driver Stefan Bellof in a Porsche 956 Group C racing car in 1983. Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) has confirmed that the SCG003S uses a 4.4-litre twin-turbo engine, but further details are scarce. The engine is likely to be a V8, and the car is predicted to have a 0-62mph time of less than 3.
The Guardian - Network Front
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Early advances by Iraqi forces meet limited resistance but Isis thought to have prepared ambush points in urban centre Iraqi forces have launched a long-awaited offensive to retake west Mosul, making cautious advances towards the city’s airport ahead of a push into heavily populated residential areas, where up to 3,000 Islamic State fighters have vowed to defend their last urban stronghold in Iraq. An estimated 650,000 civilians are trapped in the west of the city, and the UN said on Sunday that many people were “at extreme risk”, with fuel and food supplies dwindling and drinking water and electricity scarce. Continue reading...
Autocar
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American car maker wants to beat the Porsche 918 Spyder's time by 30sec; it claims performance is ‘not far off a Formula 1 carThe Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG003S hypercar will attempt to break the Nürburgring lap record ahead of its world debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show . The American car maker is targeting a lap time that's close to 30sec faster than the current production record of 6min 57sec, which is held by the Porsche 918 Spyder . If it achieves this, it will be within 20sec of the all-time Nordschleife record of 6min 11sec, which was set by Stefan Bellof in a Porsche 956 Group C racing car in 1983. SCG has confirmed that the SCG003S uses a 4.4-litre twin-turbo engine, but further details are scarce. The engine is likely to be a V8, and the car is predicted to have a 0-62mph time of less than 3sec and top speed in excess of 217mph.
TIME - Top Stories
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Popularity is still driven by broadcasts by publishers, celebrities, and other broadcasters who can reach thousands or even millions of people at once. So what has changed, exactly? In the 20th century, broadcast power was scarce. Just a handful of radio stations, TV channels, and newspapers had the power to reach millions of people. But in the 21st century, broadcasts with the power to reach millions of people are so abundant that it is impossible for any individual to keep track of all of them. No matter who you are, there are news and entertainment websites, Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, YouTube channels, podcasts, news letters, and more, which reach staggering groups of people even though you have never heard of them. When a piece of information from these dark broadcasters reaches our network, it might seem to come out of nowhere.
Autocar
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They even sold Austins in the US, although American Austin, the company, is more significant for making the first prototype Jeep . Matt Prior: "One more thing on the Austin 7: it’s after the war, resources are scarce and airfields are functionless. Blokes like Colin Chapman want to start racing, so what do they do? They take an Austin 7 chassis, rip the body off and start modifying. The 7 spawned the birth of post-war British motorsport." Lancia Lambda - 1922 We tend to think of independent suspension and monocoque construction among the innovations of the latter half of the car’s life to date. Not so: this brilliant Lancia had both when almost every other car bolted a body to a ladder chassis and used steel leaves as a springing medium, the same technology used by the horse cart. The Lambda also had a V-formation engine. To fair, the Lambda didnt change the world – but it damned well should have done.
Futurity
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Researchers have developed a new way to estimate crop yields from space, using high-resolution photos snapped by a new wave of compact satellites. The approach could help estimate agricultural productivity and test intervention strategies in poor regions of the world where data are currently extremely scarce. ...You're covering most of the world at very high resolution and at very low cost. That's something we never really had even a few years ago. Improving agricultural productivity is going to be one of the main ways to reduce hunger and improve livelihoods in poor parts of the world, says study coauthor Marshall Burke, assistant professor of earth system science at Stanford University. But to improve agricultural productivity, we first have to measure it, and unfortunately this isn't done on most farms around the world.
ABC News - International
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BBC News 24
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A state of emergency's been in force for a hundred days now - thousands of people across the land-locked country have been affected by the water shortages. According to the United Nations, Bolivia has lost at least 40 per cent of its glaciers in just two decades. Sarah Corker reports. In the Andean mountains above Bolivia's capital city, the glaciers have melted, water supplies have become scarce.
BBC News 24
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Sarah Corker reports. In the Andean mountains above Bolivia's capital city, the glaciers have melted, water supplies have become scarce. Many have turned to prayer, calling on the Indigenous gods to end the country's worst drought in decades.
Deadline
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Charging that "the Academy Awards cannot escape ageism," a new study has found that characters aged 60 and over "are scarce in Best Picture-nominated movies," and that senior women and older minority characters are even scarcer. It also found that there were only two leading characters over 60 featured in all of the 25 Oscar-nominated films in the last three years, and they were both played by the same actor: Michael Keaton . "What seems to be apparent from this...
The Economic Times
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The Week
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Last year's autumn internationals showed that the southern hemisphere sides are not invincible, while England's resurgence as a superpower has fuelled hopes the Lions can make rugby history by overcoming the mighty All Blacks on their home turf for the first time since 1971. But with the tour just four months away, tickets are scarce. But here's how you can catch the Lions in New Zealand: Tour matches: Tickets for all three Tests sold out long ago after a ballot, but there are still tickets available for most of the tour games. Warren Gatland is expected to field his preferred XV for the Test series in at least one of the warm-up games, with the games against the Otago Highlanders or the Maori All Blacks the most likely. Tickets are still available for both matches, along with the games against other regional opposition. Prices start at NZ$3922.
The Economist - Middle East and Africa
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HOW much is an American dollar worth? The glib answer is exactly one buck. But that is far from the case if the dollar in question is one of Zimbabwe’s “bond notes”, the world’s newest currency that is not officially a currency. Zimbabwe adopted the US dollar as its official currency after the spendthrift regime of President Robert Mugabe printed so many of its own notes that it caused hyperinflation in 2008. The economy briefly stabilised; but old habits die hard. Last year the government again spent far more money than it raised, much of it on imports, causing scarce greenbacks to flow out of the country. By the end of the year there were so few dollars still circulating that banks were limiting withdrawals to $50 a day, crippling the economy. The central bank decided to issue a new currency, calledbond notes”, pegged to the American dollar.
Phys.Org
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After long-awaited snowfall in January, parts of the Alps are now covered with fresh powder and happy skiers. But the Swiss side of the iconic mountain range had the driest December since record-keeping began over 150 years ago, and 2016 was the third year in a row with scarce snow over the Christmas period. A study published today in The Cryosphere, a journal of the European Geosciences Union, shows bare Alpine slopes could be a much more common sight in the future.
Voice Of America
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" Though government officials have frequently spoken in public about the church, to chastise clergy for taking political stances, requests to discuss the specific recent incidents went unanswered. Members of the group who entered the San Pedro Claver church, contacted by Reuters, declined to comment. ‘Failed 21st century socialism?’ After numerous frays with Chavez during his 1999-2013 rule, the church has once again taken its gloves off, with a series of highly critical speeches and proclamations since late last year. Despite its oil wealth, the OPEC nation of 30 million people is suffering an unprecedented economic collapse, with inflation the highest in the world, long lines at shops, and basic foodstuffs and medicines running scarce. Venezuela's murder rate is one of the world's highest, and foes say the state has morphed into dictatorship by jailing protesters, sidelining congress, and dragging its feet on elections.
TIME - Top Stories
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It's really draining my energy, and I feel that I really want to end this thing. Four years of Donald TrumpI can't live this way. The immediate future offers scant signs of relief. Trump the disrupter thrives on the uncertainty that therapists call a chronic stressor. I wish I had a magic answer, says Gildea, the Atlanta psychotherapist. Frankly I don't know what's going to happen either. Some people have found that participating in protests can double as therapy. Others are watchfully waiting as the daysand the newsunfold. As the resignation of Michael Flynn as National Security Adviser indicates, facts have a way of asserting themselves. The Establishment, whatever its sins of omission regarding the working class and rural America, does police itself. But then so do voters. The governing reality is the one of dollars and cents, still too scarce for many Americans.
Ars Technica
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Making tea with the sun in Tibet. (credit: McKay Savage ) While our recent look at residential solar may lead you to believe harnessing that power is a newer initiative, humans have been exploiting solar energy for thousands of years to heat their homes, cook, and produce hot water. Some of the earliest written references to technology consciously designed to capture the Sun’s rays comes from ancient Greece. Socrates himself said , “in houses that look toward the south, the sun penetrates the portico in winter, while in summer the path of the sun is right over our heads and above the roof, so that there is shade.” He is describing how Greek architecture exploited the different paths of the Sun through the sky at different times of year. By the fifth century BCE, the Greeks were struggling with an energy crisis . Their predominant fuel, charcoal from trees, was scarce since they had stripped their forests in order to cook and heat their houses.