Asia Today
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Chasing tornadoes is not exactly a low-risk activity, between the hazards the atmosphere can throw at you and the challenge of driving while keeping an eye on the sky. However, until recently, there had never been a recorded death of a tornado chaser, despite the activity's increasing popularity in the wake of the 1997 film Twister . SEE ALSO: Global warming made Australia's record-breaking, sizzling summer 50 times more likely On Tuesday night, the tight-knit community of professional storm chasers suffered a wrenching loss when three well-known storm trackers, Gene Williamson, Randall Delane Yarnall, and Corbin Lee Jaeger, were killed in a high-speed collision while chasing a storm near the rural Texas community of Spur. Read more... More about Science , El Reno Tornado , Climate , Extreme Weather , and Severe Weather
Hackaday
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I didn't do an official headcount, but the place was full, and pretty much the entire crowd stayed through the whole event. As with the Chicago and San Francisco Unconferences, we were basically making it up as we went. Usually winging it and conference would be a recipe for disaster, but almost everyone came prepared to talk, and even some wallflowers (including yours truly) were inspired to get up and present on the spur of the moment. We opened the event with a stack of Post-It notes and a white board, quickly built a solid schedule of eight-minute presentations and lightning talks, and it was off to the races. Can an Unconference Have Themes? One thing that struck me was that there were a couple of major themes to the talks, which is odd because of the organic nature of the whole thing. Great minds think alike, though, and there were several talks covering the philosophy of hacking and social engineering.
Phys.Org
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Forbes
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Whether the U.S. oil & natural gas boom happened because or in spite of Barack Obama’s policies, one thing cannot be disputed: it happened. But will President Donald Trump's pro-fossil agenda provide a greater boost to U.S. oil and gas production? His trade and foreign policy may be in the way.
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BBC Parliament
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in the last few months. I welcome the approach my right honourable friend is taking to secure a positive outcome. Does she agree that Brexit is a spur to action to tackle long-standing economic challenges about productivity, skills and export performance, and will then modern industrial.
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Voice Of America
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S. dependence on foreign oil. The president says he wants to cut government regulations. Thomas Pyle of the industry-aligned American Energy Alliance says the president’s review will ask, “How [do] you balance the desire for fuel efficiency, for more fuel-efficient vehicles, with other things that are important when consumers go and purchase vehicles, such as size, safety, whether or not they need a truck for their job.” Environmentalists push electric cars Existing standards aim to improve fuel economy by promoting hybrid gasoline-electric and battery-powered electric vehicles. Electric vehicles, or EVs, are just one percent of the market and pose a special challenge. Environmentalists say they have great promise, but need government incentives to spur development. Laura Renger oversees air and climate issues for Southern California Edison, and she says the electric utility company is doing its part.
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The Pentagon
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TIME - Top Stories
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I think we're obviously looking at ways that we can improve not only how we handle healthcare, but other things how we do everything. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on the Administration's response to the healthcare defeat The President really would like to see that growth right up in the high 3s, 4s, and 5s. And so theres a question about what part of tax reform, especially on the corporate side, will help us spur the economy and grow jobs. And I think that's an ongoing discussion. I think that's more of the driver of this. And then I think as it evolves we'll have the score and we'll know more. Spicer, not ruling out increasing the deficit to pass tax reformbreaking with years of GOP hawkishness on budgets Bits and Bites Cheney: Putin made a very serious effort' to interfere in US election [CNN] Jared Kushner to Testify Before Senate Intelligence Committee on Russia Ties [TIME] Senator Calls for Ethics Probe Into Steve Mnuchin's Lego Batman Comments [TIME] Ranking Intelligence Democrat Adam Schiff Calls on Devin Nunes to Recuse Himself From Russia Investigation [TIME] Democrat Adam Schiff, probing Trump-Putin ties, has gone up against Russia (and Stephen Colbert) before [Yahoo] Democrats Say Supreme Court Nominees Need 60 Votes.
South China Morning Post
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Forbes
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Oxford Mail
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AS Oxford United’s return to Wembley in a bid for silverware draws ever closer, DJ Kevlar is back in the mix to spur on the U’s with a new rap.
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Although winning over Democrats may be tough, the alternative — getting Republicans to vote as a bloc — could be a hard road in light of the health care rebellion by Republican lawmakers. "Trump is stuck. He can't cajole the arch conservatives in the Republican Party, and at the same time, my sense is the Democrats don't want to throw him a bone either, so it is going to be difficult," said Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank in Chicago. One Republican lawmaker, Representative Tom Cole of Oklahoma, suggested Congress focus first on such things as getting a "realistic budget" done and passing legislation to raise the national debt ceiling. "And then start on tax reform," Cole said on MSNBC. "But start with real hearings and start in a way that everybody at least at the outset is a potential player." Representative Ted Poe of Texas, who resigned from the Freedom Caucus after the health care debacle, said that getting an infrastructure spending package — another key piece of Trump's legislative agenda intended to spur economic growth — through Congress will be no "slam dunk.
Politico
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Spicer indicated that the economic growth Trump predicts tax reform will unleash is more important to the administration than revenue neutrality. “There’s a question about what part of tax reform, especially on the corporate side, will help us spur the economy and grow jobs. … And I think that’s more of the driver of this, and then I think as it evolves we’ll have the [budget] score and we’ll know more,” he said. It’s the budget, stupid The key to passing tax reform, according to Republican tax lobbyist Ryan Ellis, is “two words: budget resolution.” Just like the Republican attempt at health care repeal-and-replace, congressional Republicans will try to pass tax reform through a parliamentary maneuver known as reconciliation, which allows the Senate to bypass the typical filibuster threshold of 60 votes on matters relating to the federal budget.
The Sun Daily - Business
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7 million for ASB2. While public equity constituted 69% of the total gross income, despite falling a percentage point to 7%, PNB’s private investments showed improvement by 10%. Its cash assets however dropped to 20% from 23% due to the central bank’s Overnight Policy Rate (OPR), which reduced the interest rate on the cash deposits and money market. Real property was affected by the exchange rate as five of its properties are located in the United Kingdom and Australia. Speaking at a media briefing on PNB Annual Review 2016 here, Abdul Wahid said he is cautiously optimistic on the economic and financial markets performance in 2017. He opined that Malaysia’s favourable economic outlook, along with a recovery in exports and oil prices as well as sustained domestic demand, could spur sentiments for the local stock market this year, despite the consistent decline of FBM KLCI, which went down by 3% for the third year in a row.
The Economic Times
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KOLKATA: Universal banks need to explore partnerships with entities such as payments banks, small finance banks and FinTech startups to achieve a more financially included society, said YES Bank Managing Director Rana Kapoor, while he warned banks against strategies of trying out indigenous solutions. “The mantra is to collaborate, not compete,” said Kapoor Monday at the third edition of the ET Global Business Summit, in collaboration with YES Bank. “Banks need to be smart enough to realise that given the rapid pace of innovation overall, all innovation cannot be done within their organizations. There will often be nimbler, smaller start-ups creating path-breaking solutions addressing a particular market problem,” he said. He said that traditional banks have so far viewed FinTech companies as competition. “I strongly believe that ‘collaboration’ is the way forward and it is important to build alliances, relationships & technologies to spur what I like to call as the ART (alliances, relationships & technologies) of Digital banking.
Financial Times - Global Economy
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