The Huffington Post
11 minutes
Nothing like something new! New shoes. New jacket. New car. And that new car smell! New home. New dog. New baby. New relationship. The iPhone 7 plus plus plus! New boxing gloves. Gym membership. Magazine subscription. Snapchat account. Website. Marketing. Branding. Platform. Product. Offering. Goals. Outlook. Habits. Perspective. Momentum. LinkedIn profile. New restaurant in town. The DOL Fiduciary Ruling. A brandy new U.S. President introducing newfangled people and ideas to the political landscape that may pretty much change things forever. And then there's the Jet's new quarterback but that's a different story for a different day. New job! New client! (And that new client smell.) There's something exciting about something new. Especially after a tough year. Or tough couple of years. With us facing another New Year, it's time to bring in the new! And bring out the old.
BBC One South
22 minutes
And for many, there are tough choices ahead. In Surrey, there'll be a referendum on putting up council tax by 15%. If passed, it would take the average council tax bill to around £1,500. The council says cuts to its annual grant from central government of £170 million a year since 2010 has left it with no choice as costs of adult social care and providing enough school places are spiralling. Well, Surrey isn't the only authority with problems.
Petrolicious
25 minutes
Printed on a hardy paper stock seemingly as tough as the vehicles it portrays, it’s good value too a one-year subscription costs just $30. A Land Rover owner will surely want to keep and archive every issue.
Washington Free Beacon
26 minutes
Is it fair to say without prejudice that this made me uncomfortable? I dont blame the gentleman for admiring my little boogie there, but there are limits to what I am willing to do for journalism’s sake, one of which is “Dancing with guys who look like they could beat me up and probably would if they knew who I was.” Really it’s my fault for leaving the press badge in my bag at the bar and attending the event incognito. It’s always a tough call—do you want to get as close to the action as possible, as I usually do, or do you want to maintain a certain journalistic distance and avoid compromising situations like this one and the need to offer outrageous lies about what brought you there? Deep matters, these, and I had plenty of time to ponder them while thumbing my glow sticks as I rode in an empty Red Line train back to friends and cold beer. The post Matthew Walther’s Second Inauguration Diary appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .
Washington Free Beacon
31 minutes
Is it fair to say without prejudice that this made me uncomfortable? I dont blame the gentleman for admiring my little boogie there, but there are limits to what I am willing to do for journalism’s sake, one of which is “Dancing with guys who look like they could beat me up and probably would if they knew who I was.” Really it’s my fault for leaving the press badge in my bag at the bar and attending the event incognito. It’s always a tough call—do you want to get as close to the action as possible, as I usually do, or do you want to maintain a certain journalistic distance and avoid compromising situations like this one and the need to offer outrageous lies about what brought you there? Deep matters, these, and I had plenty of time to ponder them while thumbing my glow sticks as I rode in an empty Red Line train back to friends and cold beer. The post Matthew Walther’s Second Inauguration Diary appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .
The Economic Times
an hour
France 24
an hour
"My favourite movie, 'Forrest Gump': you know, life?s tough, this is what I?ve learned, and that inspired me," Ma said at another session that delved into his love for Hollywood. "That is why when people call me crazy, stupid for the past 17 years... I told myself, Forrest Gump said go ahead. Never care about the other people." Ma's rags-to-riches history is atypical in Davos, where many attendees are top executives who rode a seemless track from exclusive schools to senior jobs at multinational companies. They have given rise to the caricature of "Davos Man", a rich, rootless tourist of international conference venues. Seventeen years ago, after an inspirational visit to the United States, Ma persuaded friends to back him with $60,000 to start an e-commerce firm called Alibaba. Now, the company is an Internet giant and Ma is among the topmost ranks of China's super-rich.
The Huffington Post
an hour
And it's the American public who will suffer. Transparency, accountability and freedom itself are on the verge of extinction. The administration's utter disdain for the press has become the biggest threat to our democracy. The confrontation with Acosta erupted when the reporter, after Trump accused CNN of being a "fake news" network, attempted to ask a question. He was summarily denigrated and dismissed by Trump who used his bully pulpit to be, well, an obnoxious, petulant, vindictive bully. Acosta sat frustrated and silenced. And his colleagues got the message: cross the big guy (with at least what he thinks is a slight) and he will berate you and likely have his press secretary threaten to throw you out, as Sean Spicer did to Acosta. It was tough to watch, and a harbinger of future Trump-era pressers. In a matter of seconds, America's free and open press didn't seem so free or open.
Sky News
an hour
Britain, we understand, is very keen to do a deal with us. We are very keen to do a deal with Britain. We believe between the countries of goodwill, there is lots of opportunity. I think it will be lengthy and tough because there are two phases to it.
STV
an hour
Ministers have already set and met tough targets - cutting emissions by 66% by 2032 and say their record will be judged by future generations. Some people don't actually believe in climate change, they say it's not happening, whereas it is happening.
STV
an hour
For most of the country it has been another largely cloudy day but across parts of Angus, Aberdeenshire, eastern parts of Fife it has been beautiful, lovely blue skies and here we hang onto the clearer skies tonight The Scottish government is setting tough new targets for cutting two thirds of greenhouse gas emissions by 2032.
Voice Of America
2 hours
Voice Of America
2 hours
BMW Blog
2 hours
Now, BMW has the 4 Series GC and Audi has the S5 Sportback (though the latter isnt available in North America). So the body style is getting popular among customers. It’s even been rumored that Audi might create and RS5 Sportback. But even though there is a demand for those type of vehicles, the chances of four-door M4 Coupe are slim to none. BMW M has often said that there isn't a large enough market for something like an M4 Gran Coupe , despite how great it would be. BMW has always claimed that it would make any car that had a large enough demand. But people barely notice the standard 4 Series Gran Coupe, so it would be a tough sell on an M variant. [Photo: f80.bimmerpost ] The article BMW M4 Gran Coupe rendering shows the dream car appeared first on BMW BLOG
Adweek
2 hours
Our agency is no different than yours. Tough, sensitive. Young, old. Black and white. Full of usually hopeful, sometimes brilliant, mostly crazy storytellers. And like many of you, on the eve of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States of America, we dont know what the hell is about to happen. Chris Raih Theres an atmosphere of disbelief in whats true. Fake news and disinformation have put honesty under siege. But we are in position to tell true stories, injecting more positivity back into the world. More than ever, we agency runners must seize todays uncertainty as an opportunity to lead. The great brands we work with need us. We have to help them winnot just in categories, but in culture. That starts by telling the truth, which is the most powerful element in advertising anyway, as Bill Bernbach reminds us.
The Huffington Post
2 hours
" The continuing, multi-million-dollar attacks against member banks have finally forced SWIFT to acknowledge the elephant in the room. The co-op is now contemplating the adoption of blockchain technology to shore up its security, but its recent announcement raised more questions than answers. It's unclear how much the transition will cost, how long it will take and just how secure their blockchain technology will be. Whether we're talking about the electricity grid, the security of the financial system, or about the integrity of America's political institutions, one thing is clear: services we've been taking for granted are increasingly vulnerable to outside attacks. On January 20, an opinionated reality-television billionaire will morph from a Twitter tough guy to the most powerful man in the world. Should he continue down the well-trodden road of giving in to his ego and attacking America's intelligence community for saying mean things about his bestie Putin, the country's already porous defenses will eventually fall apart completely--with or without a wall.
Voice Of America
3 hours
Donald Trump's nominee to head the Treasury Department is facing questions at a confirmation hearing about the thousands of foreclosures made by a bank he ran during the financial crisis. Steve Mnuchin is speaking to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee where ranking Democrat Ron Wyden says he will ask "tough questions" about the nominee's "history of predatory lending." Mnuchin, who served as candidate Donald Trump's finance chairman, got rich by making skillful investments. One of those investments was the acquisition of sub-prime mortgage lender IndyMac. An analysis in the Wall Street Journal says the troubled bank had one of the worst portfolios in the business with more than nine percent of its loans at least two months behind. The journal story says previous management made many loans without checking to see if the borrower had a job and the capacity to repay the mortgage.
BBC Two England
3 hours
That's all you can do sometimes. You looked focused. We talked about the desire levels between you and Neil, because it's always a big contest between you. I don't know for any of the top ten playing each other, they are all tough matches.
PinkNews
3 hours
President Obama has warned that there will be "tough battles" on LGBT equality in the future.
Sky News
3 hours
But there are some causes for caution as well. Theresa May talking earlier on. She says it will be a clean Brexit, but for lots of people, they think these negotiations which are yet to formally begin, they only start when Article 50 signed, for lots of people the negotiations could be quite tough and could go on for a long time.
BBC Two England
3 hours
Tough shot, viz. Yeah, not surprised he missed it, actually. On the inside. He's not even looking to see about the red on the right-hand side. Well, that, I suppose, he could have potted that and got on the pink.
Forbes
3 hours
Here's how the Fed's interest rate hike—among other factors—is making it tough for young adults to fulfill picket-fence dreams.
BBC Two England
3 hours
. Don't be giving too many chances to someone like Neil Robertson. He was in the jaws of the pocket. It was so close. But a very tough shot he took on there.
BBC Two England
3 hours
Those ones you have to keep the cue ball high so when you pot the red you get the natural angle to screw out for the black. But it's a tough pot in itself, that red, behind the black.