BBC News 24
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Has he got those skills? I hope so. Trump's critics say his pledges are unrealistic and unaffordable. But in an area where jobs can be scarce, they're prepared to give him a try. will outweigh it, yes, it will be expensive but in a business cost analysis it will make a good return back on the investment.
TIME - Global Spin
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Late last year the U.S.-led coalition bombed the bridges crossing the Tigris river to halt ISIS lines of resupply, and the number of car bombs decreased dramatically. After a pause in operations at the end of December, and with the support of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes and coalition advisors, Iraqi forces have now plowed through to break the remaining enemy hold in the east. In the west of the city where the next part of the battle will take place, food is scarce and hundreds of thousands of besieged residents are forced to dig wells and drink unclean water, resulting in widespread sickness. Western Mosul is now surrounded on all sides by an array of Iraqi forces, meaning that ISIS fighters have few ways to escape and will fight to the death. Newly-escaped families said the militants are shooting at those who attempt to clamber over the broken bridges to reach safety on the eastern side.
Futurity
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CNET News
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Top Speed
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Apparently, Tesla’s keyless smartphone feature has one pretty important requirement for it to function properly: cellular signal. Since they were in the middle of the dessert, six miles away from home as Negri recounted, cell phone signal was about as scarce in the area he was in as a golden goose laying golden eggs. Fortunately, Negri’s wife Amy (the heroine of the story) took it upon herself to run two miles to get cellphone signal before calling a friend to hitch a ride back home to get the Tesla’s key fob. Not surprisingly, Negri directed some of his ire towards Tesla for not having contingency plans in place to prevent incidents like the one he and his wife found themselves in. More importantly, though, he also promised to have the key fob with him every time he drives the Model S, as he should have in the first place. Continue after the jump to read the full story.
Ars Technica
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Jen Guyton They look a little like crop circles and a little like artistic earthworks. Around the world, they have many names: in the Namib Desert of Africa, they're called "fairy circles;" in Brazil they're dubbed "murundus," and in North America they're known as "Mima mounds." In a recent paper for Nature , Princeton ecologist Corina E. Tarnita and her colleagues call them "landscapes of overdispersed (evenly spaced) elements." All are regions where plants grow into such perfectly symmetrical, large-scale patterns that they seem unnatural. Debates rage among ecologists about whether these patterned environments have a common cause and what it might be. Two of the leading hypotheses involve plant cooperation and insect rivalries. In areas where water resources are scarce or irregular, plants are known to engage in "scale-dependent feedbacks," where plants over a wide area grow into clusters rather than spreading out over a big area.
Techradar
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As convenient as TV on demand is, you can't always take your favorite shows with you. Be it inside a train, plane, or technologically lagging relative's home, scarce internet cuts your Metalocalypse marathon short and forces you to *shudder* confront the real world. To combat this, Amazon Prime Instant Video and, most recently, Netflix let users download shows for offline viewing, and it appears another service is interested in doing the same, and soon. Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins revealed in an interview in AdWeek the service is looking into adding offline viewing to its subscription offering. "Yes, [offline streaming]'s definitely on our road map," said Hopkins. "It's something that we're going be doing in a few months. We're working hard on the technology around that and getting the rights squared away." Offline viewing may be a few months off, but Hulu won't be idle long given its other, far more resource-intensive venture: offering a live cable package to compete with AT&T's DirecTV Now service.
Techradar
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As convenient as TV on demand is, you can't always take your favorite shows with you. Be it inside a train, plane, or technologically-impaired relative's home, scarce internet cuts your Metalocalypse marathon short and forces you to *shudder* confront the real world. To combat this, Amazon Prime Instant Video and Netflix allow shows to be downloaded for offline viewing, and it appears another service is interested in doing the same. Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins revealed that Hulu is looking into adding offline viewing to its subscription streaming service, according to an interview in AdWeek . "Yes, [offline streaming]'s definitely on our road map," said Hopkins. "It's something that we're going be doing in a few months. We're working hard on the technology around that and getting the rights squared away." Like Netflix - but different! That's not the only note the green-tinted video streaming service is learning from the red-tinted one's book.
The Huffington Post
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He wants to persuade Congress to cut the top corporate tax rate to 15 percent. He appears to favor a House Republican plan to create a new border adjustable tax that would raise the cost of imports and lower the cost of exports, again to encourage companies to invest in the U.S. And he is promising to slash regulations and overhaul U.S. ports, rail lines and bridges to make the U.S. economy more competitive. The result of zero-sum competition is fine for corporations but lousy for the world. Many of these approaches make sense but they do not address the fundamental problem ― in a world of mobile companies, other countries will respond in kind by further slashing their taxes and doing yet more to compete for scarce investment dollars. Such zero-sum competitions can be very damaging, undermining the tax base for governments and raising pressure to hold down wages or weaken environmental and consumer regulations.
BBC News 24
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If you have -- why not? If you have good listening skills he can accomplish anything. Had he got those skills? I hope so. From's critics say his pledges are unrealistic and unaffordable -- Trump's critics. But in an area where jobs can be scarce, they're prepared to give him a try.
The Huffington Post
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For instance, California could expand the offerings of its infrastructure bank, funded by cap and trade or carbon tax revenue, in a way that enables its own version of a multilateral development bank focused on providing state aid to other states seeking to replicate the economic prosperity clean energy is driving in California. California could in fact show the MDB's how to do it right by devoting its capital to derisking (loan guarantees, etc), and letting the private sector do the actual funding thereby stretching and leveraging its scarce dollars to create billions in investment. Not only will this financially benefit the state it will create a new power base - the new energy super majors of the 21st century capable of doing battle with the dark forces currently trying to mire us in the 19th century. But perhaps the most powerful export for California is climate policy including those that have reliably driven renewable deployment, electric-vehicles, and energy efficiency.
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The Sun Daily
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"The government recognises the aspiration of the people to own a home and we will try to fulfill this wish through PR1MA," he said at a press conference today after a meet-the-people session here. PR1MA CEO Datuk Abdul Mutalib Alias meanwhile welcomed the new measures to enlarge the eligibility pool and to make PR1MA homes more attractive. He said their homes received good response from the middle-income group. He said those earning between RM2,500 to RM10,000 a month (also known as the M40 group) favoured PR1MA projects as the the supply of homes which fit their budget was in scarce supply. "The M40 group is very much under-served, they are not able to afford many offerings on the market but are also not eligible for low-cost housing," he said. As at January 2017, PR1MA has 231 approved projects, comprising 266,400 units, nationwide. Sungai Petani presently has 2,700 PR1MA homes under the Residence SP1 and Residence SP2 residential area schemes.
The Sun Daily
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SUNGAI PETANI: National housing provider, 1Malaysia Housing Project (PR1MA) houses, is a hit among the middle-income community here, said its chief executive officer Dato Abdul Mutalib Alias. He said those earning between RM 2,500 and RM 10,000 a month are giving favourable response to the housing projects by PR1MA. "PR1MA homes appeal to the M40 groups as there is currently scarce supply of suitable houses in the market that fit the budget of this particular income group. "The M40 group is very much undeserved. There are not able to afford market homes but not eligible to buy low cost houses. "That is why we are seeing favourable demand for our homes from this group", he said in a statement today. He said the rapid development in Kedah also contributed to the growing number of the M40s, hence resulting in the increase in demand for fairly priced, market quality homes.
Hackaday
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BBC One East
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There is a lot of destruction in the short term, in terms of reedbeds, invertebrates that will have been killed and things like that, so food for birds is going to be very scarce at the moment.
BBC One East
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There is a lot of destruction in the short term, in terms of vertebrates that would have been killed and things like that, so food for the birds is going to be very scarce at the moment. Thankfully, it is expected to take not years, but months to get the habitats back to normal. The coastal road at Clyde is due to open at some point tomorrow.
The Huffington Post
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As well as using scarce public money to pump-prime the investment shift, the public sector can also help to make markets not just by issuing green assets - as leading development finance institutions have done in the case of bonds - but also by buying them, so that they form a standard part of central bank balance sheets, for example. International cooperation on rules of the game Central banks, finance ministries and regulators are starting to make sustainability factors a routine part of financial practice through measures to build competence and strengthen accountability. Here, international cooperation is important to share emerging experience and ensure that there is a convergence on key rules of the game - the third priority for 2017. What is striking about the breakthroughs made in 2016 was how countries observed what others were doing - and then put in place measures to boost national action that were aligned with international best practice.
Forbes
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"New year, new me,” so say those hoping to better themselves in 2017. Yet, the new year also means new budget woes for state governments from coast to coast. According to the National Association of State Budget Officers, 31 states begin their 2017 legislative sessions facing budget shortfalls. In light of [...]
Mashable
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It goes without saying that life in North Korea is different including what food its citizens can buy. Now, four refugees of the hermit kingdom have given an account of the nation's eating habits, as they try American barbecue staples like pulled pork, brisket and burnt ends for the very first time. It's all part of a video made by YouTube channel Digitalsoju TV and its discussion of North Korean food is particularly fascinating. SEE ALSO: Has South Korea really hired an official to monitor Donald Trump's tweets? Meat is, of course, a scarce and expensive luxury in the country. One kilogram (2 lbs) of meat reportedly costs the equivalent of ten kilograms (22 lbs) of rice. Read more... More about Bbq , Watercooler , Asia , Video , and Sauce
BBC News 24
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Two hours now of eating and drinking home-made drink and food. Life is good. Sakib's story is common in the Balkans. During the Yugoslav wars throughout the '90s, jobs became scarce. But there was plenty of fruit, and people used it to turn centuries-old family traditions into a business, supplying bars with home-made rakija.
Carscoops
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With only 375 examples made, the McLaren P1 is an exclusive set of wheels indeed. But the P1 GTR is even more scarce, with only 35 in existence. Seeing one up for sale, then, is a rare opportunity indeed, and thats just what we have here. Read more »
BBC News 24
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Two hours now of eating and drinking home-made drink and food. Life is good. Sakib's story is common in the Balkans. During the Yugoslav wars throughout the '90s, jobs became scarce. But there was plenty of fruit, and people used it to turn centuries-old family traditions into a business.
BBC News 24
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Two hours now of eating and drinking home-made drink and food. Life is good. Sakib's story is common in the Balkans. During the Yugoslav wars throughout the 90s, jobs became scarce. But there was plenty of fruit, and people used it to turn centuries-old family traditions into a business.