KyivPost
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They’ve done so partly because of the European Union’s low duty-free quotas in its agreement with Ukraine. EU quotas In the first two weeks of 2017, sugar exporters exhausted 64 percent of this year’s white-sugar quota to the EU, which totals 20,000 tons. In 2016, the EU quotas for sugar, as well as honey, chicken, corn and other grains, were used up. However, given that Ukraine has the capacity to produce 2 million tons of sugar per year, the duty-free quotas cover a tiny share of output. “We were promised the boundless horizons of the European market, but unfortunately we couldnt obtain (bigger quotas),” said Andriy Dykun, the head of the country’s sugar association Ukrsugar. “The Europeans dont want to see Ukrainian sugar on their shelves, because they’re afraid, as they know perfectly well that Ukraine can make better (products).” More than half of the EU export quota was used by Astarta last year, said Kovalskiy, and once the quota is used up, it’s no longer profitable to sell Ukrainian sugar in the EU.
BBC One South West
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Sheer dogged by 15,000 Plymouth Argyle fans, a good save. Tiny margins can make a huge difference. Jake Jarvis probably won't ever come closer than this without scoring. Plymouth Argyle's hopes dashed by the width of a post. One of the best games I had seen us lose.
EVO Reviews
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Instead it borrows elements from both those cars, but the result is a character that isnt as distinctive or quite as loveable. The 308 GTi has a remarkably small engine, its four-cylinder turbocharged motor is just a 1.6 when its direct rivals all boast 2-litre engines. Despite it’s relatively tiny capacity it still packs a big enough punch. The 308 GTi has 266bhp, that’s 19bhp more than the Ford Focus ST and 49bhp more than the VW Golf GTI. What’s more, it’s a far more characterful motor than the engines found in its rivals. Click here to read our review of the Golf GTI Also working in the 308 GTi’s favour is the interior, which is significantly different from the often dour feeling German hot hatches. It’s made from quality materials and has distinctive quirks, the most significant being the tiny steering wheel. It isnt for everyone though, as it can obscure the dials for certain people.
Futurity
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It is very important to us that (Barrow) ...will be sworn in today. Then we can make arrangements for him to go back to Gambia, said Isatou Toure, a senior Barrow aide. The ceremony was due to take place in a tiny room in the Dakar embassy, where staff replaced the faded Gambian rooftop flag with a new one. Outside the building on a residential street amid a heavy security presence, dozens of Gambians gathered as Barrows supporters handed out T-shirts bearing the slogan Gambia has decided. Its very sad to be swearing in a president in someone elses country. I am happy and sad at the same time, said Fatou Silla, 33, a businesswoman who fled Gambia with her son a week ago. ECOWAS and the African Union have said they will recognise Barrow from Thursday, though it was clear how he would travel to Gambia.
ABC News - International
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Universe Today
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Copyscope isn't great for planetary observing, barely resolving Jupiter and Venus as tiny disks. Still, on the plus side, the field of view is so wide that a finderscope isn't really needed. A foggy Last Quarter Moon shot through Copyscope with a handheld Android smartphone. Note the slight chromatic aberration. Credit: Dave Dickinson Copyscope has a fast focal length of about 300 millimeters (f/3) and get this the designer build a variable f/stop diaphragm into the scope body: The f/stop diaphragm. Credit: Dave Dickinson The word (initials?) JAX' on the back end of the scope remain a mystery. Perhaps the original builder was in the habit of naming telescopes. Still, Copyscope shows what weird and wonderful creations spring from the minds of amateur telescope builders, and is a great conversation piece. Any other unique constructions out there? Let us know! Update: A discussion of Copyscope on Twitter led us to the conclusion that the back part of CopyScope is built around a large PVC reducer (thanks @Wrecksdart!) The post Adventures With Copyscope appeared first on Universe Today .
TIME - Global Spin
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The eccentric dictator, who claims to have the ability to cure HIV with local herbs, has managed to isolate himself from not only ECOWAS and its only neighbor Senegal, Vines says, but he has also fallen out with former allies like Iran and Taiwan. He was aligned to Taipei, and then he switched to Beijing, but Beijing is not going to lose capital to tiny Gambia, Vines says. In Jan. 2016 he declared Gambia an Islamic Republic, which was seen as a way to repositioning the country's foreign relations. He rebranded Gambia as a Islamic Republic hoping it will bring in a lot of Gulf money but that has not happened either Vines says. The impasse has since forced ECOWAS to issue an ultimatum to Jammeh: leave power by midnight Jan. 18 or face military action a stance that has the full backing of the U.S., the E.U., the U.
Ruptly TV
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The prototype of a device that could save countless newborn male chicks from being killed soon after they hatch was unveiled at Berlin's International Green Week, in the capital on Thursday. A research group from the University of Leipzig and Dresden University have developed a machine that can identify the sex of a chicken embryo as early as 3.5 days following the start of the incubation process. Using a laser to drill a tiny hole into the eggshell, and beaming a light inside the shell, they found they could analyse the embryo's blood cells and thus determine its sex. "This is a method that just needs seconds to determine the sex, so the male eggs or the male-detected eggs are simply not put back into the breedery, so then they will just become animal food for instance, and the female eggs will become the laying hens afterwards," said Professor Maria-Elisabeth Krautwald-Junghanns of the University of Leipzig.
Mondoweiss
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An anecdote reveals the relentlessness of Zionism. Just south of Ramallah is the tiny Bedouin village of Khan al Ahmar. The entire village would fit into any American Walmart with room to spare. Although the villagers are Israeli citizens, they are always denied building permits and forbidden to construct houses in the place they choose to live. Thus, Khan al Ahmar’s citizens live in lean-to shacks or, sometimes, in trailers provided by the Norwegian government. The village is tucked into the folds between two hills and surrounded on all sides by Israeli highways. One underpass leads to the larger world. Despite their difficult circumstances, the villagers insist on having good education for their children, and have constructed a handsome multi-roomed school out of tires and mud to serve this purpose. An Italian diplomat, visiting this little village-that-could, offered to donate some playground equipment to the school.
Daily Mail - Home
3 hours
A man has caused outrage after live-streaming himself dissecting a puppy. A few days before his live video on January 17, the man had posted pictures showing him trying to strangle the tiny canine.
Futurity
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CNN
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Gambia's outgoing President Yahya Jammeh should have spent his last day in office Wednesday but he has refused to accept defeat in last month's election and hand over power to victor Adama Barrow, whose inauguration is due Thursday.
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18 January 2017 -- While the number of Haitians facing hunger in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew has declined steadily in the three months since the deadly storm ripped through the tiny islan
PCWorld
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It’s easy for me to poke fun at the Sniper Elite series. It is, after all, predominantly known for over-the-top violence and the ability to shoot Nazis in their *ahem* testicles. And that’s still true as we head into the fourth Sniper Elite iteration—I saw plenty of exploding rib cages and skulls during my demo last week. Sniper Elite 4 is a proper evolution though. While the series may never wholly shed its grindhouse B-movie feel, there’s an increasingly smart stealth game hidden underneath the fountains of blood and guts. Technology is to thank. I’d actually forgotten, but Sniper Elite 3 was one of the last “cross-generationgames, better looking than its predecessor but still shackled by the limitations of the last console generation. And so while Sniper Elite 3 took some tiny steps forward, giving the player multiple paths to objectives and allowing for a bit more creativity, it still felt somewhat like a linear series of arenas. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Mashable
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This puppy's little legs are no match for this steep, icy driveway. In a video posted on Instagram by Brandon Mooney , tiny dog Veda adorably fails at climbing up the long drive, instead slipping back toward the edge of the street. SEE ALSO: Grooming their way to doggie Insta-glory A video posted by Brandon Mooney (@bam_607) on Jan 11, 2017 at 5:14am PST No matter how many times she falls, she gets right back up again. Let this be a lesson for all of you trying to conquer your own version of an icy driveway. [H/T: Daily Mail] Read more... BONUS: NBD, just a massive alligator out for a stroll More about Driveway , Ice , Dog , Viral Videos , and Watercooler
PCWorld
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The PC goes ultraportable Image by Gordon Mah Ung Some of today’s desktops can make even the sleekest of laptops seem downright bulky . Computers have been shrinking for years, and the revolution has only accelerated in recent times. As chipmakers focus on creating processors that sip power without sacrificing performance, thermal concerns have largely been alleviated in modern CPUs. Because of that, today’s pint-sized PCs offer enough performance to play HD video and satisfy Office jockeys, the opposite of the janky, compromised experience of yesteryear’s microcomputers. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Techradar
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Forget vacuuming the engineered wood flooring of the super rich or cuddling old ladies in Japan, there's a new and exciting job available for the robots of the world; eye surgery. Surgeons are testing various forms of assistant robot designed specifically for helping to perform operations on the human eye, with the stability and accuracy of their tiny little pincers and blades assisting doctors working in the incredibly delicate and minuscule world of the inside of the eye. One of the miniature robots is being used in pioneering cases in the UK, with eye expert and Oxford University professor Robert MacLaren using his little helper to assist in a corrective operation on a man's retina. The 70-year-old patient had a warped membrane pushing on his retina and breaking his vision, and with a thickness of around a hundredth of a millimeter moving it is an incredibly delicate procedure.
I4U News
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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured the closest view of Saturn’s moon Daphnis to date. In the image taken on January 16, 2017, the tiny moon can be seen raising edge waves in one of the rings of...