Daily Express
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A STUDENT at an American university had a mark deducted from her exam after using the worldmankind” rather than a “gender-neutral term”.
TIME - Top Stories
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Our users turn to us to define the words they see, hear, and read and in todays highly politicized world, we play a necessary role in helping users dissect the meaning of words heard in this period of political discourse, Liz McMillan, CEO of Dictionary.com, said in a statement. Plenty of the new entries are more playful slang, like slay ( to strongly impress or overwhelm someone), hangry (feeling irritable or irrationally angry as a result of being hungry) and cheat day ( a day in which a person goes off a dietary regimen). The editors also added a note for the new entry 420 (which refers to all kinds of things related to marijuana) that takes a stand on the annually nagging question of where that term comes from. Origin of 420 : First recorded in 1970-75; a code word derived from the meeting time of a particular group of marijuana smokers in 1971, later popularized by fans of the band the Grateful Dead And there is an impressively robust entry for the controversial slang term bitchface , noting that it also goes by the names resting bitchface , bitchy resting face and chronic bitch face .
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BANGKOK: The heir to the Red Bull billions on Thursday again snubbed Thai prosecutors over a five-year-old hit-and-run incident that killed a policeman, the latest delay to a case that has become a byword for impunity enjoyed by the country's rich. Worayuth Yoovidhya, whose nickname is "Boss", was 27 when he allegedly smashed his Ferrari into a police officer in 2012 and sped away, dragging the body along a downtown Bangkok road for about 100m. A trail of debris from the accident led officers to the mansion of his super-rich clan, who own half of the Red Bull energy drink empire. The local police station, which covers Bangkok's most exclusive district, initially accepted the family's claim that the housekeeper was driving the car. But the story fell apart and Worayuth was eventually hit with a string of charges — including causing death by reckless driving, which carries a maximum 10 year jail term.
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Our users turn to us to define the words they see, hear, and read and in todays highly politicized world, we play a necessary role in helping users dissect the meaning of words heard in this period of political discourse, Liz McMillan, CEO of Dictionary.com, said in a statement. Plenty of the new entries are more playful slang, like slay ( to strongly impress or overwhelm someone), hangry (feeling irritable or irrationally angry as a result of being hungry) and cheat day ( a day in which a person goes off a dietary regimen). The editors also added a note for the new entry 420 (which refers to all kinds of things related to marijuana) that takes a stand on the annually nagging question of where that term comes from. Origin of 420 : First recorded in 1970-75; a code word derived from the meeting time of a particular group of marijuana smokers in 1971, later popularized by fans of the band the Grateful Dead And there is an impressively robust entry for the controversial slang term bitchface , noting that it also goes by the names resting bitchface , bitchy resting face and chronic bitch face .
Sky News
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employed, apprenticeships, get the maximum bang for buck. That is one of the things that is going to help us, leaving the European Union and that we can look forward to changing. But in the short term, in front of us is a huge amount.
BBC Two England
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need to reconsider this idea. The 2.5% adds hugely to the forecast long-term costs of delivering the state pension. It adds billions of pounds. If we just love to a double lock, that would take the pressure off the rises in state pension age and will also be fairer.
Bleacher Report
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The NBA is overflowing with high-quality point guards. While the top ones are competing for MVP, the men directly behind are still All-Stars. Even outside the top 10, household names reign supreme, and the position's depth forces some notable veterans to show up far earlier than you might expect. So it goes for the league's most glamorous spot. Point guards typically initiate action and serve as the first line of defense. In the modern Association, they're often tasked with scoring gaudy figures and helping space the floor for their bigger teammates, even as they continue to distribute the ball in the half-court set. But who's been the best? By analyzing all aspects of the on-court work these players have produced in 2016-17, we're here to put the top 30 point guards in order. The goal is to identify those we'd most want to build around for the remainder of the current campaign, so long-term upside and prowess in the distant past are irrelevant. Begin Slideshow
Open Culture
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Japanese animation has a way of seeming perpetually new and daring, but it now goes back at least a century. Having carved out its own aesthetic and intellectual space in world culture, anime (even foreigners who’ve never watched so much as a minute of it know the Japanese term) continues to generate a distinctive kind of excitement in its viewers. That goes for relatively recent features that have already attained classic status, like the lush, simultaneously realistic and fantastical works of Hayao Miyazaki , the darker, deeper visions like Mamoru Oshii’s Ghost in the Shell , and the diversity of works in between. But how did those qualities manifest in the very earliest anime? We can now easily see for ourselves, thanks to the selection of 64 Japanese animated film classics made freely available online , as a celebration of the centenary of the form, by Japan’s National Film Archive.
Daily Mail - Australia
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Perth MP Tim Hammond is a devoted father to two little girls, but he reveals in an open letter that in the journey to extend their family, he and wife Lindsay experienced three early-term miscarriages.
BBC Two England
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We think that we can conclude quickly and also it depends on, of course, the UK Government, in agreement on the elements, the basic elements of the withdrawal deal, which we are open to discuss also in the framework of the long-term deal. Then, of course, to conclude all the details of a comprehensive association free trade agreement, maybe it would take longer than two.
Politico
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The decision is a major step forward for FirstNet, as the program is called, though it still faces challenges. Some states are unsure whether to join FirstNet or build their own networks, and a politically connected startup that lost out on the contract is encouraging them to opt-out.” http://on.wsj.com/2mS2Vzi FUN READ -- “Sean Spicer’s kiss of death: ‘Phenomenal’: The White House press secretary has a curious habit of deploying the adjective,” by Matt Nussbaum: “The health care debacle, the travel ban setback, difficulties with Mexico, a slew of empty positions across the government -- all are symptoms or causes of President Donald Trump’s rocky first few weeks in office. They also have another thing in common: White House press secretary Sean Spicer has used the wordphenomenal’ to describe them. To be fair, Spicer has also deployed the term with more auspicious results — including the president’s ability to get his message out, to describe Terry Branstad’s prospects as ambassador to China and to discuss the Governors Ball.
Hackaday
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And as for big deltas, one large enough to print a house reminds us that big is a relative term. Filed under: 3d Printer hacks
TIME - Top Stories
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The Georgia Congressman and veteran of the civil rights movement discusses the health care vote, a Russia investigation and why he's hopeful for the future You called the GOP health care overhaul bill a shame in a speech from the House floor shortly before that bill was withdrawn. What went through your mind the moment you heard there'd be no vote? I was very, very pleased that the core of what President Obama attempted to do was still very much alive. Together we can fix and strengthen the Affordable Care Act. We invested so much, and it's been so good for so many people. President Trump's time in office has inspired many protests even though it hasn't been 100 days. As an expert protester, how does a resistance sustain long term? In a movement involving protest, you must be able to give people a victory. You accept that victory, and then you go on to something else.
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Techradar
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As you might expect, after the US Congress voted to cast aside ISP privacy rules following the Senates lead in overturning regulations that prevent ISPs from sharing users browser data there has been a major surge of interest in VPNs over in the States, with Google searches showing a marked uptick for the term. As you can see in the Google Trends graph below, searches for VPN (virtual private network) have witnessed a major spike following these votes, and indeed since earlier in the month when the controversy was merely brewing. As of the week ending March 11, the Trends graph for the US showed the VPN search term at a rating of 79, with it then quickly accelerating up to 100, where it currently resides. That means there are now roughly a quarter more searches being made by people curious about a VPN, likely having heard mention of the term in connection with the US legislation.
The Sun Daily
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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysians especially the younger generation are advised to switch their mindset by opting to rent properties instead of buying them to avoid huge long-term debts, said Finance Minister II Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani. "It has become a culture that we do not subscribe to renting (a property) for the next 20 to 30 years. This mindset has to change. "When one goes to UK or Australia and speak to families there, they just rent the property until they have enough to make a commitment," he told the audience during a special dialogue session on the 2050 National Transformation (TN50) at the Finance Ministry, here, today. Stating that no one wants to incur debts forever or throughout their life, Johari suggested that more affordable housing should be built for rental rather than purchasing. "We waste 20 to 30 years of our lives settling housing loans, car loans, study loans.
The Sun Daily
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RM500m a fighter jet? According to Bank Negara, Malaysia's total external debt has risen to RM909 billion in 2016, which is equal to 73.9% of the country's gross domestic product (GDP). This raises a red flag about whether we can afford such levels of defence spending and importantly, is what we are spending allocated wisely on arms priorities considering our debt situation? Taxpayers deserve answers to these key questions: » Are multi-role combat aircraft our priority considering the latest F35s cost at least half a billion ringgit a piece? » And if the F35 Raptors cost more than RM500 million, should these French Rafaels similarly cost more than RM500 million? » Can we see some competitive offers from other manufacturers? Our Defence Ministry says it is planning to replace the RMAF squadron of Russian MiG-29 combat planes. Can we have a report on the relative performances of our MiGs, Sukhois, Hawks and F18s? Can we also have an audit report on the compatibility of our Russian, British, US (and now French?) fighter jets and especially the compatibility of their avionic systems? What lessons do our past purchase choices hold for our future fighter jet procurements? The prime minister has said Malaysia's defence spending will continue to grow as our armed forces have embarked on a long-term plan to modernise and upgrade their equipment and that RM26 billion had been allocated under the 11th Malaysia Plan for defence, public order and enforcement.
The Sun Daily
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KUANTAN: The magistrate's court here today set May 11 for mention of the case involving a security guard who allegedly possessed pictures and books related to the Daesh terrorist group. Magistrate Nordiana Abdul Aziz set the date after allowing an application by DPP Mohamad Shahrizzat Amadan informing the prosecution was still awaiting a report from experts. Ekanovaldi Abbas, 37, was charged with possessing 32 pictures stored on his mobile phone gallery, and four books related to the terrorist group at his house in Taman Tas here, at 12.30 pm on Jan 27. The accused was charged under Section 130JB (1)(a) of the Penal Code which carries a jail term of up to seven years or a fine, or be deprived of the right to any of the items, if found guilty. – Bernama
The Sun Daily
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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysians especially the younger generation are advised to switch their mindset by opting to rent properties instead of buying them to avoid huge long-term debts, said Finance Minister II Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani. "It has become a culture that we do not subscribe to renting (a property) for the next 20 to 30 years. This mindset has to change. "When one goes to UK or Australia and speak to families there, they just rent the property until they have enough to make a commitment," he told the audience during a special dialogue session on the 2050 National Transformation (TN50) at the Finance Ministry, here, today. Stating that no one wants to incur debts forever or throughout their life, Johari suggested that more affordable housing should be built for rental rather than purchasing. "We waste 20 to 30 years of our lives settling housing loans, car loans, study loans.
BBC News 24
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the Labour Welsh government between the vote in Wales to leave the European Union and their personal views that Brexit holds all sorts of issues for Wales in the long term. He said yesterday that the UK Government had shown a persistent lack of respect.
Fast Company
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Roughly a third of the companys 45 employeeseveryone who has an iPhone, which the app currently requiresare participating. We do believe that the app and the incentive program behind it helps to change the behavior initially, says Valentijn de Jong, a managing partner at Acato. We believe that through this people will notice that cycling is fun and will make them feel better. The latter will, of course, be the main reason in the long term that they will keep on commuting by bike. KPN, a large telecommunications company that is also piloting the app, says that the newly-launched program is already encouraging non-cyclists to ride. We have people who normally commute to work by public transport because of the distancearound 15-20 kilometersbut now make to effort to come by bike once a week, says Alessia Padalino from KPN.
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