KyivPost
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Naftogaz Ukrainy from Feb. 1, 2017 will raise the price of gas sold to industrial customers on a prepayment basis by 22 percent, or Hr 1,663, to Hr 9,215 per 1,000 cubic meters (including VAT). According to a company press release, this price is relevant for consumers buying gas in the amount of more than 50,000 cubic meters per month and under the condition the companies have no debts to Naftogaz. The price for other customers next month will rise by 21.1 percent, or Hr 1,766, to Hr 10,141 for 1,000 cubic meters (including VAT). As reported, the price of gas for industrial consumers on a prepayment basis and without debts in January 2016 was set at the level of Hr 6,940. By May it dropped to Hr 5,910 and then in August for a short period rose to Hr 6,560. After that it was again lowered to Hr 6,040 in September. In October last year Naftogaz raised it to Hr 6,340, in November to Hr 7,380, and in the next two months it stood at Hr 7,750-7,780 (all including VAT).
The Points Guy
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The City of Newark and Uber are clear to continue their operations agreement after a court case against them brought forward by a group of taxi owners was dismissed. New Jersey Federal District Court Judge William H. Walls dismissed the lawsuit against the city, filed by the Newark Cab Association and other cab owners. The lawsuit, which was originally filed in August 2016, alleged that the $10 million agreement between Uber and the City of Newark was illegal by applying a different standard of law to ride-sharing drivers. The Cab Association argued that because drivers were acting in the same capacity as taxi drivers, they should be subject to the same regulations as medallion owners. The deal between Newark and Uber was announced in April 2016 , and allowed drivers working through the app to operate throughout the city, including Newark Liberty International Airport.
The Economic Times
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Library of Congress
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On August 23, 1792 , fed up, he wrote Jefferson chidingly: How unfortunate, and how much is it to be regretted then, that whilst we are encompassed on all sides with avowed enemies & insidious friends, that internal dissentions should be harrowing & tearing our vitals. Washington found relief from stresses like these by staying in close touch with the manager of his farm at Mount Vernon, who sent him weekly reports. These not only kept him up to date, they also indulged his lifelong passion for agricultural innovation. This passion is equally apparent in Washington's collection of books on agriculture. His papers document his purchases of these books and preserve the notes he took as he read such works as The Practical Farmer, by John Spurrier (1793) and A Practical Treatise of Husbandry, by Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau (1759).
MintPress News
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(AP/Hani Mohammed) With no hope for foreign help, Yemen’s resistance took steps to fix the country’s faltering economy. In August of 2015, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi announced a new tax of four Yemeni rials per liter on sales of all petroleum products. The tax immediately generated an estimated $237 million. By October of 2016, 20 liters (5.28 gallons) of gasoline sold for 3,600 rials (just over $14) through legitimate sources and for as much as 7,000 rials on the black market. And since October, Abdel-Malek al-Houthi, a Houthi leader, has overseen the fuel black market to ensure that all profits are directed to the war efforts. If the resistance has clearly played into illegal markets to generate income, the group has largely done so to sustain its war efforts against Saudi Arabia and allow for civilian life to return to some degree of normality under the humanitarian blockade .
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Nottingham Evening Post
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A mother and a son, whose lives were ripped apart by the loss of their loved ones, are staging an Arabian Nights' charity ball in their memory.Sharon Duffield, of Mapperley Park, lost her daughter Amy, 23, in August 2013, after a virus attacked her heart. Drew Hewitt, of Normanton, is helping to organise the event in memory of his father Christopher, 53, who battled motor neurone disease for five years before his death in 2005.More than 450 tickets have been snapped up by family and friends for...
The Economic Times
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By Anto Antony Indian digital-payments provider Paytm intends to launch its banking operations within two months, a move that would bolster its push to sign up more than a third of India’s 1.3 billion people as customers, according to its chief financial officer. The roll-out of its so-called payments bank by March will help the firm backed by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. reach 200 million customers within a year, CFO Madhur Deora said in a phone interview earlier this month. The company is seeking as many as 500 million in the medium term, he said, without being more specific. “We are adequately capitalized as of now and the focus is on executing our plans,” said Deora, 38, who joined Paytm in August. He had previously worked with Citigroup Inc. for more than 17 years. The payments-bank concept was introduced in India as part of a broader government push to give more citizens in the world’s second-most populous nation access to financial services.
Western Daily Press
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A Somerton man accused of being in possession of some fencing on the same day it was stolen from a nearby farm has been ordered to stand trial before Somerset Magistrates.Stuart Fry, 29, of Somertonfield Road, appeared in the dock charged that on August 30 at Somerton he dishonestly received stolen goods, namely an electric fencing unit , battery, fencing posts and wire worth £800 belonging to Nick Wakely, knowing or believing them to be stolen goods.Prosecutor Julyan Stephens told the...
Western Daily Press
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A Somerton man accused of being in possession of some fencing on the same day it was stolen from a nearby farm has been ordered to stand trial before Somerset Magistrates.Stuart Fry, 29, of Somertonfield Road, appeared in the dock charged that on August 30 at Somerton he dishonestly received stolen goods, namely an electric fencing unit , battery, fencing posts and wire worth £800 belonging to Nick Wakely, knowing or believing them to be stolen goods.Prosecutor Julyan Stephens told the...
South China Morning Post
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MacRumors
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Yahoo is under investigation from the Securities and Exchange Commission over its failure to disclose its massive data breaches sooner, according to The Wall Street Journal . In September 2016, the internet company revealed that an unidentified hacker had stolen the personal data of "at least" 500 million users . Then last month, the internet company admitted that over one billion Yahoo user accounts had been compromised in a hack dating back to August 2013. Information stolen included names, email addresses, phone numbers, birth dates, hashed passwords, security questions and answers. According to today's report, the SEC is investigating why Yahoo waited years before disclosing the massive data breach, despite the fact that some staff had known about the incident since at least 2014. The SEC has requested documents from Yahoo relating to the hacks in order to decide whether the internet giant could have reported the breach to investors sooner.
The Iran Project
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There were reportedly around 4,000 unarmed cadets in the camp when it came under attack by Daesh militants. Following the abductions, the attackers took the victims to the complex of presidential palaces and killed them. The terrorists also threw some of the bodies into a river. The massacre was filmed by Daesh and broadcast on social media. An investigation committee later revealed that 57 members of Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party aided Takfiri Daesh terrorists in the massacre. On August 21, 2016, Iraqi judiciary officials hanged 36 men convicted of involvement in the carnage. Tikrit was recaptured from Daesh in March 2015. During clean-up operations in the northern part of the city, Iraqi forces found the location of the 2014 carnage. Multiple bomb attacks claim lives in, near Iraqi capital Meanwhile, at least two people have been killed and nearly a dozen others injured in a series of bomb attacks that ripped through areas in and around Baghdad.
TIME - Global Spin
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The group is known to have drawn fighters from the local population of the Damascus suburbs, rather than relying on militants from elsewhere in the country or foreign jihadists. Past sieges imposed on other rebel-held towns and cities provide a template that the regime could deploy in Eastern Ghouta. First, Assads forces impose devastating blockades. Fighting follows, sometimes for years, until negotiators agree an end to the siege, in return for the safe exit of rebel fighters and residents. The most significant blueprint for such a deal was in Aleppo, which fell to the government in December. A similar scenario unfolded in Daraya , outside Damascus, which was forced to surrender last August after four years of siege and shelling, and a section of the city of Homs , which was evacuated in December 2015. Lina Khatib, head of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House in London, says that Eastern Ghouta is a strategic target for the Assad regime.
Techradar
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The subsequent overheating caused the first round of battery explosions and fires throughout August and September, and a handful of the incidents were caught on video or in photos. Heres why the Note 7 battery went up in flames a second time Samsung recalled and reissued all Galaxy Note 7 phones in September, thinking that the other half of its phones the ones with batteries made by affiliate Amperex Technology were fine. However, the sudden ramp up in the second batch of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones seems to have caused unknown manufacturing issues, according to the Journals sources. The aftermath of an exploded Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Photo credit: The Verge) The one-two punch of production errors caused Samsung to issue another recall and ultimately cancel its popular, stylus-included smartphone. It left billions of dollars on the table.
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Voice Of America
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Germany must brace itself for turbulent times under U.S. President Donald Trump, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Sunday, adding that free trade and trans-Atlantic cooperation to fight extremism and terrorism were key for Berlin. Steinmeier, who in August said Trump was a "Hassprediger" or "hate preacher", wrote in the mass-circulation Bild newspaper that some members of the new U.S. administration understand the importance of allies like Germany. "I know, we must prepare ourselves for turbulent times, unpredictability and uncertainty," Steinmeier said. "But I am convinced that we will find in Washington attentive listeners, who know that even big countries need partners in this world." Trump unsettled German leaders with remarks such as that Britain will not be the last country to leave the European Union and with threats to impose high tariffs on imports from China and Mexico.
Daily Mail - Gardening
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Were snowdrops to flower in August, you'd hardly notice them. But when they appear in mid-winterpure white among the gloom — you know that spring must be coming soon.
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Western Daily Press
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A WOMAN facing an allegation of begging in Yeovil town centre has had the case against her dropped.Araminter Claire Austin, 49, of Newton Road, was charged that on August 28 last year she placed herself in a public place or highway, namely Middle Street, to beg or gather alms.The defendant was due to appear before Somerset Magistrates to enter a plea to the offence.However she did not attend and prosecutor Julyan Stephens said that he was no longer offering any evidence in the case and asked for...
Leicester Mercury
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A Leicestershire mum has won a battle to get her daughter to begin school in reception a year later than usual. Stephanie Walsgrove's daughter, Amelia, only turned four on August 26 last year. She was due to start school in September 2016 but believing this was too early, Stephanie decided to exercise her right to delay her start until the following year when she turned five. Although most children start school aged four, children are not required to until the term after they turn...