Leicester Mercury
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Politico
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It's hard to know how much that will apply to Trump, especially if he can't pass a bill, he caveated. Not everyone agrees that the ACA's changes should rest with the White Houseespecially Republicans. I don't think that the Trump administration owns health care yet, said Tevi Troy, who served as a top HHS official during President George W. Bush’s administration. But he concedes that Republicans will have more ownership of health care” in the next election. Blaming the other guy has a continually diminishing half-life, as President Obama learned, he said.
Politico
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Donald Trump’s presidency has been good for business, with a soaring stock market, a freeze on new regulations and an Oval Office that appears to have an open door for CEOs. But Trump has been especially good news for the industries in which he has a personal interest: real estate, construction, entertainment, hospitality, gambling and, of course, golf. Since taking office in January, Trump has made moves — from rolling back water quality permits to signaling big changes on overtime pay and internet betting — that benefit the fields he knows best. And his former peerspartners and competitors alike — are finding familiar faces in Trump’s White House and Cabinet agencies, who have the power to make even more of their wish lists come true. High on Trump’s list of early executive orders was one signed in February that begins reversing an Obama-era rule that gave federal protection to rivers, streams and wetlands — a big win for golf course owners and superintendents who say the rule forced more paperwork and made them unfairly susceptible to environmental fines.
Fast Company
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If your space is only occupied by early-stage startups and bigger players are staying away, it might not be as hot as you think. If your space is only occupied by early-stage startups and bigger players are staying away, it might not be as hot as you think. No one likes waiting in line at a restaurant, watching other people get seated as the smells of freshly cooked food waft past. But while waiting your turn sucks, especially when you're hungry, a crowded space is often a positive sign. It means you have chosen a spot that lots of other people seem to find appealing. Read Full Story
The Economic Times
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"My parents had jobs; but not all Americans have jobs," he said, adding that helping Americans find good jobs, safe jobs, should not be a partisan issue. In his testimony, Acosta expressed concern over skill gap. "As I visited with Members of this Committee, I repeatedly heard that in your states the jobs are there, but the skills too often are not. In one of your states, for example, a community college was teaching welding techniques that employers no longer used," he said. "Not surprisingly, the students could not get a job when they graduate. We can and must work to reduce the skills gap. We need to make better efforts to align job training with the skills the market demands of its workers, especially as advancing technology changes the types of jobs available in our economy," he added.
Techradar - Reviews
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In fact, as you turn the dial it goes from 1 second to the B and T exposure settings, and then past those into the longer exposure times. In shutter priority mode, the shutter speeds follow the normal sequence, with the B and T settings at the end. Hasselblad has just introduced a v1.15 firmware update, which adds focus peaking, GPS support, maximum/minimum values for the Auto ISO option and the ability to specify a different exposure simulation on/off setting for manual mode, typically for use in studio flash photography. The battery arrangement on the Hasselblad X1D is especially interesting. For a start, there's no door to the battery compartment. Instead, the base of the battery sits flush with the base of the camera to provide its own door. When you flick the battery release lever on the base of the camera the battery pops out a short distance, but no further you then have to push the battery against spring pressure to release the catch fully.
The Sun Daily
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He said that in the six districts concerned, the JPVK disposed off 35,999 fowls and 14,330 eggs in the operation to eliminate the H5N1 epidemic in Kelantan. Meanwhile, Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said Kelantan would be declared as being free from the bird flu (H5N1) epidemic soon as there were no new cases found. "So far, there are no new cases detected. If this situation continues, we will soon declare that the situation has returned to normal," he said at a media conference in Parliament. However, the government would not take the easy way out following the positive development, instead, it would continue to make close monitoring especially in areas within a radius of 10km of the location where the epidemic occurred. In order to regain the confidence of foreigners, his ministry implemented various proactive measures including giving briefings on the current situation regarding the epidemic to the foreign governments.
The Sun Daily - World News
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The killer, who throughout has insisted the court address him by his nickname Chuob Samlab, which in Khmer means "meet to kill" - a moniker given to him during his years as a soldier - was calm as he heard his sentence. He had previously told the court he shot his victim twice, including in the head, but had expressed his "regret" over a murder that stunned Cambodians. The ruling is unlikely to bring closure to Kem Ley's family or his sea of supporters, who believe the murder was politically motivated. "It is a show trial arranged by the court and the government," said Sar Sorn, a land rights activist who was among a small crowd gathered outside the court Thursday. "I want real justice for Kem Ley." Tens of thousands turned out for Kem Ley's funeral in scenes that rattled the government of ruling strongman Hun Sen. The prime minister's more than three decade rule has seen multiple critics murdered in unresolved cases, especially in the 1990s and early 2000s.
Voice Of America
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“It shows that there’s something there, and it’s a question of who authorized it.” 'Deep State' Nunesrevelations may also lend more credence to claims by Trump supporters about a so-calledDeep State,” in which officials loyal to former President Barack Obama are actively trying to undermine the Trump White House. Nunes: Incidental Collection of Trump Transition Team Was All Done Legally' “It’s incidental, it’s legal and it’s nefarious because the target as far as the intelligence community is concerned is the foreign national,” said Michael Pregent, a former intelligence officer, noting the officials who initially would have gotten the reports were all members of the Obama administration. “That’s an issue especially if intelligence is being politicized [with] unmasked U.S. persons leaked to the press to discredit them,” said Pregent, now with the Hudson Institute.
Voice Of America
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The Economic Times
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BJP prepares manual to replicate UP successThe document, being put together by BJP’s UP unit, will be especially meant for BJP units in states that are headed for polls next — Gujarat and Himachal.
The Economic Times
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Actor Shah Rukh Khan has to include notional rent from his Dubai villa in his income tax return filed in India, the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) has ruled. Khan had submitted to the ITAT that under the India-UAE tax treaty, income from immovable property in Dubai would be liable to tax in the UAE and, therefore, he had not offered it to be taxed in India. The ITAT rejected his contention. However, the two member ITAT (Mumbai) bench of Amit Shukla and GS Pannu added: "Credit for taxes paid in the UAE, if any, would be allowed as per the law." The ITAT directed the I-T officer to rework the final liability, which would arise in the hands of the actor, under the headincome from house property“. This decision will have wide ramifications for taxpayers having a second home overseas, especially those who fall under the jurisdiction of the Mumbai bench of the ITAT.
Bleacher Report
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"Its been a great tournament." It has its issues, for sure. The timing is problematic, requiring pitch limits that change the game, especially in the first round. But there's no better time to play it, at least until it grows to the point it's worth interrupting seasons around the world. The resistance from some major league players and teams is unfortunate. The best player in the world right now, Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels, has never agreed to play for Team USA. Noah Syndergaard of the New York Mets had a quote that stuck before the tournament. He told David Lennon of Newsday and other reporters, "Ain't nobody made it to the Hall of Fame or win a World Series playing in the WBC. It's on MLB and its players union, who operate the WBC as a joint venture, to change some of those minds. But what happened over the three weeks of WBC 2017 will make that task easier.
SiteProNews
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You need to keep checking up on your customers, reminding them that they are valued, and why they should stick with your products and services. Thankfully, there are a host of platforms for constant communication, with e-mail marketing, social media , blogs and text messages being some of the most predominant ones. 5. Be Cognizant of Body language Non-verbal communication, especially when you’re dealing with clients, is as important as the corresponding verbal communication. People can interpret, subconsciously and consciously, how you actually feel about them through your body language. So, even though you’re tired after attending to a thousand clients, your body language should still be respectful and friendly. Every client is unique and should be treated as such. A good way of making a friendly connection through your body language is smiling, maintaining eye contact, and keeping your both your legs and arms uncrossed.
SiteProNews
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Tax season is never a fun time for anyone. It’s especially nerve-wracking for eCommerce retailers, especially if it’s their first time dealing with the stress. As the old adage goes, the only things that are certain in life are death and taxes (and the jury’s still out on which is less palatable). The fact is, nobody likes dealing with taxes — not even the people whose job it is to collect them. But they’re a necessary challenge in doing business. And if you’re in eCommerce, they’re a challenge you need to understand. I’ll offer up a brief primer here, but I’d also strongly advise you to speak with a registered accountant — there are plenty out there who are specialized in eCommerce. First thing’s first, let’s talk about sales tax. Basically, if a sale is made in a state where your business has a physical presence, you charge a sales tax to the buyer; it’s a principle known as Nexus.
TYT YouTube
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A new study shows attractive people have more trouble staying together. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://tytnetwork.com/go "A series of studies has concluded that better-looking people’s relationships seem to break down sooner than the averagely attractive. So if you only ever seem to have short-term relationships, you can at least take comfort in the fact that it could simply be because you’re just too beautiful. It’s been suggested that the reason the attractive people’s relationships tend to break down quicker is that “they take greater interest in alternative partners, especially when dissatisfied in their current relationship,” the British Psychological Society writes. In a new study titledAttractiveness and relationship longevity: Beauty is not what it is cracked up to be,’ Harvard University researchers asked two women to rate the attractiveness of 238 men in their high school yearbook pictures (at the age of 17 or 18).
The Iran Project
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Tayyebnia also said that the government and especially the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance have taken great strides to fight smuggling of goods and promote economic transparency in the country. Significant measures have been taken to address customs, tax and money laundering-related issues, though we need to strive for the ideal conditions. Tayyebnia expressed hope that in the year of ‘Economy of Resistance, Production and Employment’ the Islamic Iran would witness a real change in its production and employment conditions.
The Sun Daily - Showbiz
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I mean, when I was reading it, you get to a couple of moments in the script, I was legitimately anxious, which is a very good sign," Gyllenhaal told AFP at a press day in New York. The film reunites Reynolds with his Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, although this white-knuckle suspense horror is short on the snarky humour that marked the 2016 superhero movie. "There's nothing scarier than something that's just trying to survive and knows a little more than you do," Reynolds said at the world premiere at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, on Saturday. 'Science reality' "I think people love that, and people love a claustrophobic thriller too. Hitchcock started doing it and now it's been around forever." Comparisons with Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi horror Alien – in which a deadly extraterrestrial stalks the crew of a spaceship – are inevitable, especially since Alien: Covenant, the sixth installment in the iconic series, is fast approaching.
Politico
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That posture left moderates furious about the lack of committed support, and some indicated the move had caused them to reconsider the bill. “Obviously the Freedom Caucus has presented what it will take for them to get some yeses and I think there are now members who will have to now evaluate things a little bit further,” said Rep. Ryan Costello (R-Pa.) after exiting the meeting in Ryan's office. In the marathon session, Ryan laid out the changes to the bill that the White House negotiated with the House Freedom Caucus. A source in the room said many attendees found the concessions to the right-wing caucus hard to swallow, especially because leadership told them Freedom Caucus members hadnt yet promised to support the measure — even if they won the changes. Moderates said they need to learn more about what the White House proposal would mean for their constituents and providers they represent.
Politico
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Deadline
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Empire is back from its winter hiatus and the battle between Lucious and Cookie explodes into their biggest war yet. After the hit Fox series' return Wednesday night, a teaser was unveiled that features the first look at teh characters played by Eva Longoria , Demi Moore and Nia Long. The second half of Season 3 finds Lucious (Terrence Howard) announcing his new music project, Inferno, and putting everyone on notice especially Cookie (Taraji P. Henson), who then vows to...
PBS
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Sputnik International
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The F-35C, which the US Navy ordered to be designed for stationing on aircraft carriers, is having more issues with the nose gear, or landing gear, which is especially significant for planes taking off and landing on airstrips with limited space.
Autocar
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“I was at the Ferrari team and I loved it,” says Wolff. “We found out so many things. I remember thinking how exposed we were. It has certainly changed our behaviour…” Wolff is surprisingly sanguine about F1’s rule changes this year, especially since he believes, along with many pundits, that as well as improving the spectacle and the driver challenge, the 2017 rule changes were partly designed to stop Mercedes. The received wisdom is that when you change the rules, you also give unfancied runners a better chance: witness Brawn GP’s remarkable 2009 drivers’ and constructorschampionships. Despite the threat, Wolff broadly supports the changes… “When the talk started, the plan was for faster cars with more g-force that were more spectacular for drivers and spectators. We pointed out that this might make overtaking more difficult.” There was a risk, Wolff felt, of going back to the 2004 season, when genuine overtaking was very rare.