Sky News
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A week off school means the lunch club is open. 50 kids are being entertained and cooked for. This is free good handed out by volunteers. Why do you like coming so much? Because you get free food! And you don't have to pay. Is this similar what you have at home for lunch? No.
BBC News 24
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They found some new planets and they have a kind of ecosystem that may be similar to the suit makes us think there might be another Earth type planet. Little green men. They always come up with names. Trappist system. Aliens. green men. They always come up with imagine it.
BBC News 24
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Do you ever think about her? Of course, I do. Ever wonder what she looks like? Of course, I do. But I promised I would never bother her. Do you have pity for women these days who are in a similar position to where you were then? Desperate, having found out that they... Things are different. We have crisis pregnancy centres that outnumber abortion clinics three - one.
The Iran Project
6 hours
S. allies . It is hard to believe that Iran would sit and wait while U.S. forces get into position. That leaves the option of cruise missiles and air assaults. But modern Iran is not the same country that went to war with Saddam in the 80s. Not long ago, the Iranian Air Defense operators took over one of America’s most advanced drones and landed it in Iran . According to the Guardian , the Iranians have built attack drones similar to the one that they captured from the U.S. by reverse-engineering it. During a recent interview, General Mohsen Rezaei, the former commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, who now serves as Iran’s secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council, pointed out that Iran’s military capabilities have advanced far beyond American expectations. He added that, in spite of this progress, he believes that Iran’s most lethal weapon is not its advanced tools of war, but the vast military experience that the country’s armed forces have gained in the past four decades .
Politico
6 hours
The subject is either a giant, as in the case of McMaster, or he is a dwarf, as the press characterized Flynn. The press corpsbovine-like delight in forming herds has something to do with the unanimity we’re witnessing this week. Also, McMaster benefits from the low expectations the press corps has for Trump. At this point in his presidency, Baby Donald could appoint an oak stump to his cabinet and the press would vouch for Mr. Stump’s solid and even earthy nature. The press corps all but emptied its cache of critical thinking in its coverage of Flynn’s nomination. By the time Trump appointed McMaster, the press was ready to swap its spitting pucker into something closer to a kiss. A similar thing happened in 2005 when President George W. Bush nominated dwarf Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court. The Miers opposition was so uniform that Samuel Alito, who was her successor as nominee, looked like a giant to the press corps in comparison.
Politico
6 hours
DeVos voiced similar concerns during her confirmation process last month. “Please note that this withdrawal of these guidance documents does not leave students without protections from discrimination, bullying, or harassment,” the letter said. “All schools must ensure that all students, including LGBT students, are able to learn and thrive in a safe environment.” “The Department of Education Office for Civil Rights will continue its duty under law to hear all claims of discrimination and will explore every appropriate opportunity to protect all students and to encourage civility in our classrooms,” the agencies added. “The Department of Education and the Department of Justice are committed to the application of Title IX and other federal laws to ensure such protection.” In a statement, DeVos said: “We have a responsibility to protect every student in America and ensure that they have the freedom to learn and thrive in a safe and trusted environment.
The Iran Project
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Workers know this and it explains lingering doubts among the working classes about the trajectory of Iran's economic development. Automation looms large over industrial sectors around the world, and Iran is no different. The arrival of what is being called the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” was the focus of the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos. The “ Future of Jobsreport published during as part of the annual gathering made waves for its prediction of rapid and dramatic shifts in the composition of workforces worldwide. The report predicted over 1.6 million lost jobs in the manufacturing sector by 2020 across a sample of 20 countries that included developed economies such as the United States, Germany, and Japan, as well as rising economies such as China, India, Brazil and South Africa. While Iran was not one of the country’s sampled in the report, the findings did cover Turkey, which is a strong proxy for Iran given the similar size and composition of its labor force.
Universe Today
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The similar spectral gradients observed for the pair 2004 VN112 2013 RF98 suggests a common physical origin, said Julia de León, the first author of a new paper , and who is an astrophysicist at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC). We are proposing the possibility that they were previously a binary asteroid which became unbound during an encounter with a more massive object. Sequence of images taken with the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS (GTC) to identify one of the ETNO´s studied in this article, 2013 RF98, where one can see how it moves during four consecutive nights. Below, right, visible spectra obtained with the GTC of the two objects 2004 VN112 and 2013 RF98. The red lines show the gradients of the spectra. Credit: Julia de León (IAC). To test their hypothesis, the team performed thousands of simulations to see how the poles of the orbits would separate as time went on.
BBC Two England
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The rhetoric adopted by Labour, by Tony Blair, was very much chosen to be acceptable to the Metropolitan London middle classes and similar travellers. People find it hard to believe in politicians who don't share any point of social contact. They've got alien accents, Labour is increasingly Oxbridge, it doesn't have any trade union intake in terms of working-class people.
The Herald - Sport
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IT wasnt quite Brian Clough telling the 1974 Leeds United squad he had just inherited to “throw their medals in the bin because they were not won fairly” but the sentiment was on similar lines. Billy Nelson, erstwhile boxing coach to world champion Ricky Burns, has now spent six weeks training heavyweight Gary Cornish following the latter’s move from his hometown of Inverness to Glasgow. The picture that has emerged – and one that was enhanced during Cornish’s maiden fight since teaming up with Nelson and management team MTK Scotland last Saturday night – is that there remains plenty of potential in the 29 year-old but that his reputation to date is one that has been built on sand rather than concrete. Cornish’s fight record is an impressive 24 wins and just the one loss – and that to the otherworldly Anthony Joshua - but Nelson feels that doesnt tell the full story.
Core77
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For their new EcoSport model, the designers of Ford have incorporated an adjustable rear cargo shelf that weighs just six pounds, yet can hold nearly 700. The combination of sturdiness and light weight is a result of it being made from a paper honeycomb structure, similar to what Ikea uses inside their Lack tables (see link below). Here's what it can do: Although it's not clear from the video, the shelf slides into brackets of differing heights. It can also be stored on the back of the seats. See Also: - A Look at Torsion Boxes - Look Inside Ikea's Lack Tabletops
BBC One Yorkshire
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That is why we are having this weapons surrender, to try to get any weaponry and any firearms and any knives off the streets and into the police, and then we can dispose of them very safely. Similar amnesties have recovered more than 200 illegal weapons, and this appeal for guns and knives will run for the next ten days.
BBC One East
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Mashable
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A 24-year-old chimp in Japan has a genetic disorder similar to Down Syndrome in humans, researchers have found. Kanako is only the second chimpanzee known to have the chromosomal defect trisomy 22. The disorder has stunted her growth, left her blind and resulted in a congenital heart disease and underdeveloped teeth. SEE ALSO: Primates, our closest living relatives, are facing an extinction crisis But she's also lived a surprisingly long time. The first chimp with a confirmed case of trisomy 22 which scientists documented in 1969 didn't live to see its second birthday. That makes Kanako the longest-living chimp with this chromosomal disorder, at least that scientists are aware of, according to a new study in the journal Primates. Read more... More about Kyoto , Trisomy 21 , Trisomy 22 , Chromosome , and Genetic Disorders
Washington Free Beacon
9 hours
Neumann's stance appears to clash with the national security vision backed by the Trump administration and many U.S. lawmakers, who view both groups as terror agents and have sought to formally designate them as terror outfits. The White House is already considering a designation for the Brotherhood and could pursue similar designations for the IRGC. "It is no secret that President Trump is deeply concerned about the threat of radical Islamic terrorism, and he's made clear that while he's prioritizing defeating ISIS, he knows the issue doesn't end there," one senior White House official told the Free Beacon . "We're going to have to look at the root causes if we're actually going to fight this enemy." The Muslim Brotherhood is already designated as a terror outfit by Egypt, Israel, and other nations due to its efforts to foment unrest and violence.
Collective Evolution
9 hours
We know there are millions of double stars, and if they could be formed, why not planetary systems?, he asks. Churchill continues, I am not sufficiently conceited to think that my sun is the only one with a family of planets. A large fraction of extrasolar planets will be the right size to keep on their surface water and possibly an atmosphere of some sort and some will be at the proper distance from their parent sun to maintain a suitable temperature. In other words, they would be able to house life very similar to that which thrives on planet Earth. He concludes by saying, with hundreds of thousands of nebulae, each containing thousands of millions of suns, the odds are enormous that there must be immense numbers which possess planets whose circumstances would not render life impossible.
Washington Free Beacon
9 hours
Neumann's stance appears to clash with the national security vision backed by the Trump administration and many U.S. lawmakers, who view both groups as terror agents and have sought to formally designate them as terror outfits. The White House is already considering a designation for the Brotherhood and could pursue similar designations for the IRGC. "It is no secret that President Trump is deeply concerned about the threat of radical Islamic terrorism, and he's made clear that while he's prioritizing defeating ISIS, he knows the issue doesn't end there," one senior White House official told the Free Beacon . "We're going to have to look at the root causes if we're actually going to fight this enemy." The Muslim Brotherhood is already designated as a terror outfit by Egypt, Israel, and other nations due to its efforts to foment unrest and violence.
Voice Of America
10 hours
He added that he has asked other countries with influence on the opposition parties to have them stick to the cease-fire and not provoke the other side. "They do not have airplanes but they can do something similar in terms of reducing any type of provocation on any side to give a better chance to the intra-Syrian talks not to be affected by breakdowns." The U.N. envoy warned that there were, what he called "spoilers," who would try to provoke one side or the other to walk out of the talks or to refuse to participate. "We will try to control it," he said. "It is time to talk and fight on the table, through the table, but not in the field." Syria's nearly six-year-long civil war has killed around 400,000 people, displaced more than 6 million inside Syriahalf of them children — and prompted nearly 5 million to flee into neighboring countries.
West Briton
10 hours
A new solar system similar to earth with planets capable of supporting life has been discovered by scientists according to Nasa. Scientists say life may have evolved on at least three planets in the newly discovered solar system just 39 light years from Earth. Astronomers have detected no less than seven Earth-sized worlds orbiting a cool dwarf star known as TRAPPIST The six inner planets lie in a temperate zone where surface temperatures range from zero to 100C. Read more: Young...
Washington Free Beacon
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Adweek
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People have grown accustomed to websites tracking their every move. Because everyone is carrying a smartphone nowadays, similar, navigation-styled data is being gathered in retail shops. As the latest example, Blis and Unacast are teaming up to to give advertisers better mobile targeting capabilities toward consumers--with beacons technology--as they shop the aisles of stores like...
Techradar - Reviews
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8 on DistroWatch) and hone an impressively slick desktop environment. The default look is similar to Windows 10, but maybe even a little more stylish. Flat, clean and minimal, with some shortcuts next to the menu. Those wanting a different look have two alternatives: a more standard Gnome 3 look (top bar only with everything else accessible from the Activities Overview) and a more classic Windows look with window titles in the taskbar. Its appearance can be further customised (aberrant individuals can even move window buttons to the left) and a pervasive colour scheme can be set. Those who are willing to shell out 19 (around 16, $20) for the premium edition can also opt for Ubuntu, Gnome 2 or Mac stylings. Installation via the skinned Ubiquity installer was a breeze, as wed expect, and the standard installation occupied just under 5.
Bloomberg
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Feb.22 -- Barclays Plc cut the bonus pool for its investment bank by a similar amount to last year’s decline, when it was reduced 7 percent, a person with knowledge of the matter said. Bloomberg's Yalman Onaran has more on "Bloomberg Markets."
The Points Guy
10 hours
Finally, the in-flight entertainment screen is much larger in first classreportedly these screens are 23 inches, compared to the 15.4 inch-screens in biz. Business Class Meanwhile, the business cabin is still quite small, with just three rows and a total of 18 seats, in the same 2-2-2 configuration. The display size difference is definitely noticeable, but that alone probably isn't a reason to pay a premium to sit in Row 1. TPG found the window seats to be shorter in biz, requiring him to bend his knees a bit more. Seats in both cabins have the same privacy dividers, though, which is definitely a nice perkespecially in business class. The finishes are very similar, too, with fancy wood-grained pull-out tables in business class. As are the seat recline and entertainment controls. The space to get in and out of the window seats is narrower, though, so keep that in mind if you tend to get up often.