The Guardian
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The word “So”, used as a “Well, …” or “Um, …” at the start of a sentence ( Letters , 16 January) has been current in America for quite some time. I guess it is another of many examples of US English usage that originated with German immigrants before travelling back over the Atlantic to us. It’s very common in German to begin a sentence with an “Also …” pronounced with the emphasis on the first syllable and meaning “Well, …”. Sometimes the meaning of a German-influenced word or phrase undergoes a subtle or even radical alteration on its way into the English language. The oddest example that I can think of is our use of “half two” to meanhalf past two”. In Germanhalb zwei” is 1.30 not 2.30. Kirsten Cubitt Thorley Sheffield Continue reading...
Sputnik International
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The Event Chronicle
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“The one thing that we discussed was whether or not we want to move the initial press conferences into the Executive Office Building,” Priebus said, adding, “you can fit four times the amount of people.” He added that no decision had been made. I know that some of the folks in the press are uptight about this, and I understand, Priebus said. The only thing that's been discussed is whether or not the initial press conferences are going to be in that small press ... the press room that people see on TV is very, very tiny. Priebus added that demand for conference credentials far exceeds the “49 people” who can fit into the current briefing room. After “500 or 600people attended Trump’s press conference in New York on Jan. 11, the president-elect’s first since the election, “we started thinking, man alive, if we have more people involved instead of less people involved, wouldnt that be a good thing,” Priebus said.
TIME - Top Stories
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Bleacher Report
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Max Keizer
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Political agnostics who are skeptical about Big Government solutions, left or right, view the current hullabaloo about the Trump presidency with some detachment . What's remarkable to us is the extremism, not just of those bitter about Clinton's loss, but by insiders who are threatened by the possibility Trump may upset their insider skims and scams. As an opening observation, I don't recall bitter Nixon supporters issuing death threats to performers at John Kennedy's inauguration in 1961and the 1960 election was extremely close. I also don't recall bitter Gore supporters issuing death threats to performers at G.W. Bush's inauguration in 2001even though the 2000 election came down to a few hundred votes in Florida. Trump is a lightning rod for a spectrum of people and organizations. Let's see if we can separate the spectrum into socio-political groups.
Leicester Mercury
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Mark Selby starts his Masters campaign on Wednesday looking to clinch the 'Selby Slam' his own version of snooker's Triple Crown. There is not much left for the 33-year-old to achieve in the sport, but if the current world and UK champion lifts the Masters trophy on Sunday, he will hold all three of the major titles at the same time for the first time. It would also be the first time since 2003 that all three Triple Crown events have been held by the same player. However, on...
The Iran Project
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Noting that the new US president can make any decision he wants about the nuclear deal, he said, The JCPOA will not be open to negotiations at all. Our nuclear talks with the US have ended. We will not enter political negotiations with neither the current nor the future US administration. The JCPOA is a finished case in our view, Araqchi stressed. He also said that Iran views the extension of Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) by the US as a new sanction and violation of the JCPOA.
Washingtons Blog
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Political agnostics who are skeptical about Big Government solutions, left or right, view the current hullabaloo about the Trump presidency with some detachment . What's remarkable to us is the extremism, not just of those bitter about Clinton's loss, but by insiders who are threatened by the possibility Trump may upset their insider skims and scams. As an opening observation, I don't recall bitter Nixon supporters issuing death threats to performers at John Kennedy's inauguration in 1961and the 1960 election was extremely close. I also don't recall bitter Gore supporters issuing death threats to performers at G.W. Bush's inauguration in 2001even though the 2000 election came down to a few hundred votes in Florida. Trump is a lightning rod for a spectrum of people and organizations. Let's see if we can separate the spectrum into socio-political groups.
The Event Chronicle
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Udo Ulfkotte has also been part of the increased controversy in Germany about how to handle the growing refugee crisis, as migrants from the Middle East and Africa flee war zones and poverty. Facebook temporarily blocked his page in July 2016 after he bought an ad for his new book titled Boundless Criminal, which exposes alleged cover-ups by authorities and mainstream media to hide crimes committed by migrants. The message he received from the social network read that the content of the postingviolated its guidelines,” likely because of a perceived anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim message. “I dont claim every migrant to be a criminal, that would absolutely not be correct, but we have not checked which people that we in our country,” Ulfkotte told RT when asked about his positions. Prior to the current crisis, Ulfkotte had expressed concerns about the “Islamization” of Germany for 15 years, writing multiple books on the subject.
TechCrunch
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Just in time before the 2017 presidential election in France, the current French government wanted to announce one last thing to foster French startups. The French Tech Visa is a new program for foreign tech talent. Its an easier way to get a four-year visa for you and your family. Frances Minister of State for Digital Affairs Axelle Lemaire teased some information about this Read More
Money News Steet Talk
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Toyota has released a video through which it has officially revealed its 2017 Yaris. The new model will also follow the hybrid transmission like that of the current model. The car has been revealed...
Auto Express
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Whitehorn told us: “If you look at what’s going on in the supermarket world, it’s odd. You’d think that today everyone would be buying all their commodities online and have them delivered. Yet Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons are all building new stores. “However, what is changing in the supermarket environment is that they are not building big stores. They’re all doing smaller, local stores. People want to have that physical presence. There still needs to be a relationship with a tangible offering.” Car sales arent going fully online just yet The Rockar stores have shown that while people are prepared to buy online, none are ready to totally detach themselves from the more predictable process of visiting a dealer to research and buy their new car. While this may change in the future, the current mind-set is to have your purchasing decisions validated by an actual human being.
Mashable
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Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 is shaping up to be quite the feature-packed flagship phone. The latest rumors suggest Samsung could grow the displays yet again for the S8 and without significantly increasing the overall dimensions of the phones over the current S7 and S7 Edge. SEE ALSO: Everything we think we know about the Samsung Galaxy S8 According to 3D renders sent to GSMArena , Samsung's next flagship phone might come in two models: a regular "S8" and a larger "S8 Plus," with a 5.7-inch and 6.3-inch screen, respectively. Both device's screens would be larger than the S7 (5.1-inch) and S7 Edge (5.5-inch), and it would be the largest yet on an Galaxy "S" phone. Read more... More about Rumors , Leaks , S8 , Galaxy S8 , and Samsung
The Huffington Post
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Ibeth Villafaña, left, catches raindrops with a cousin after a rainstorm under an eave near her home in Colombia. Photo by Sara A. Fajardo for Lutheran World Relief. Now that an agreement has been reached between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the current generation of Colombian youth will have a chance to see something they've never fully experienced before - peace. The agreement seeks to end a conflict that dates back to 1964. It has claimed 220,000 lives and forced approximately six million people from their home and land, a national total second only to Syria. The end to the conflict presents an opportunity to make an investment in rural areas and to build a viable peace dividend for those who suffered most in the war: the third of Colombia's population who live in the countryside, 90 percent of whom are mired in poverty.
Futurity
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This is a testament in part to the system's resilience to these projected impacts. That's sort of the silver lining of what we found. While previous studies have examined the vulnerability of particular species to acidification in laboratories, this is among the first to model the effects across an entire ecosystem and estimate the impacts on commercial fisheries. The real challenge is to go from experiments on what happens to individual animals in the lab over a matter of weeks, to try to capture the effects on the whole population and understand how vulnerable it really is, says Isaac Kaplan, a research scientist at NOAA Fisheries' Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle. Will animals need oxygen tanks' as oceans warm? The research used sophisticated models of the California Current ecosystem off the Pacific Coast to assess the impacts of a projected 0.
Sputnik International
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Jake Paul grew up online. The 19-year-old current Disney star has turned a millions-strong following among millennials on social media channels like Instagram, Vine, Snapchat, and YouTube into a mini-empire of TV deals and endorsements, and now has his sights set on entrepreneurial domination. Leveraging his legions of followers (and those of famous friends like Cameron Dallas), Paul has Read More
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If a headline or article is misleading or false, call it out by writing to the source. Further, consider whether the sources you are relying on lean progressive or conservative. If so, consider reading or viewing the same story from a source that leans the other way. Not only will you become more educated on the issues, your understanding will be more nuanced, thereby increasing your opportunity for meaningful dialogue about the actual issues that face our democracy. If we want our democracy to thrive, we must question and demand objectivity and truth in all reporting. Although the vast majority of Americans would like journalists and media to report objectively, as long as it remains economically or socially advantageous to promote false or completely partisan news, the current practice will proliferate. Stopping the spread of fake or stridently partisan news is up to us the consumer and is one way we can unleash hope in a news cycle that has capitalized on fear.
The Huffington Post
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For months now, readers have talked about the problematic racial elements present in Divergent author Veronica Roth's latest novel, Carve The Mark . Young Adult author Justina Ireland wrote about the damaging content in Carve The Mark and the now-postponed release The Continent . Readers on social media have carried on that conversation and as ARCs poured out into the world, some blogs even declined to include them in giveaways. Carve The Mark seemed poised to be the most problematic, rejected YA offering of 2017. But Roth just had to go that little bit further. In an interview with NPR , Roth explains that novel takes place in a world where once a person reaches adolescence, they receive a "gift" or special talent: "Well, Cyra's is that she experiences constant pain, and she can also give that pain to other people. So the theory is that the current, which is this kind of energy that is present in the galaxy, that it flows through each person and their personality is like a mold that shapes how it comes out.