The Sun Daily
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e. Toyota (up 19%) and Proton ( up 20%). “March-April TIV should provide a clearer picture whether this growth is an establishing trend within the sector. Notably, January 2017 hire purchase loan approval rates improved to 58% versus an average 51% in FY16,” it noted. For the second consecutive month, Toyota led the growth in TIV, rising by some 55% y-o-y to 4,530 units, increasing 75% year-to-date, of which its market share improved to 10.7% in February 2017, from 7.7% a year ago. MIDF Research said the strong improvement comes off a very weak base last year but, notably, Toyota launched a major facelift of its best-selling Vios, which entailed new powertrain and drivetrain and a 2%-4% reduction in price tag having qualified for EEV (energy-efficient vehicle) incentives. “Pricing for the Fortuner was reduced by RM16,000 since January 2017 while the new Innova (EEV qualified) was launched late 2016,” it added, noting Innova now entails a one-and-a-half month waiting list.
Techradar
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Instagram is looking to do more for advertisers than unveiling new filters, as the Facebook-owned service will soon allow users to use the picture sharing site to also book appointments with local businesses. The feature would allow the 8 million-plus businesses that use Instagram to attract customers to get more use out of social media network, according to Bloomberg . The new feature appears to be as straightforward as reserving a table for two at 7pm or squeezing in a trim at a local barber with simple interactions on the Instagram app - a boon to those looking for more customers than "likes." Instagram plans to roll out this feature in the coming months, with the service also reportedly giving some thought to adding reviews and other business-minded tools. Instagram head of business James Quarles says that 80% of the site's users follow a business of some kind, making it logical to have the service shift focus to local shops and not just Spring Break selfies and food pics.
Techradar
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Instagram could be looking to do more for advertisers than unveiling new filters, as the Facebook-owned service may soon allow users to use the picture sharing site to also book appointments with local businesses. The feature would allow the 8 million-plus businesses that use Instagram to attract customers to get more use out of social media network, according to Bloomberg . The new feature appears to be as straightforward as reserving a table for two at 7pm or squeezing in a trim at a local barber with simple interactions on the Instagram app - a boon to those looking for more customers than "likes." Instagram plans to roll out this feature in the coming months, with the service also reportedly giving some thought to adding reviews and other business-minded tools. Instagram head of business James Quarles says that 80% of the site's users follow a business of some kind, making it logical to have the service shift focus to local shops and not just Spring Break selfies and food pics.
The Economic Times
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Buzz on BJD churn as Navin Patnaik makes MP quitSince the picture is not clear, the political antennae in BJD is up, trying to catch the signal from Navin Patnaik, who remains an enigma to most colleagues.
The Event Chronicle
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This is a picture of it. (Image credit: Eater ) According to Eater : “Back in 2015, the San Francisco Bay Area-based company crowdfunded its mission to growclean meat.” Since then, it’s introduced a lab-grown meatball and plans to grow Thanksgiving turkey in a lab . The company has raised a total of $3 million, and plans to continue conversations with investors in the coming months. If all goes according to plan, Memphis Meatslab-grown poultry and beef will be available in supermarkets by 2021. Both Memphis Meats and Mosa Meat — which is based in the Netherlands and counts Google co-founder Sergey Brin among its investors — have produced lab-grown burger-like meat patties from bovine cells. Memphis says they are the first to grow poultry cells in a lab.” Upon investigating who holds stock in cultured meat , all trails go back to Silicon Valley.
Variety
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African-Americans and Asian-Americans showed up in force at the box office in 2016 as major movies showed greater diversity in their casting and subject matter, according to a new report by the Motion Picture Association of America. The number of frequent African-American moviegoers nearly doubled to 5.6 million last year, while the number of regular... Read more »
Plymouth Herald
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This picture shows the moment the Parliament attack suspect taken into an ambulance after being shot by police.The attacker, armed with two large knives, mowed down pedestrians with his car on Westminster Bridge, including schoolchildren, then rushed at the gates in front of the Houses of Parliament, stabbing the policeman before being shot dead by other officers.Eyewitnesses described scenes of terror when gunfire rang out as the man approached a second officer.Scotland Yard's top anti-terror...
Plymouth Herald
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This picture shows the moment the Parliament attack suspect taken into an ambulance after being shot by police.The attacker, armed with two large knives, mowed down pedestrians with his car on Westminster Bridge, including schoolchildren, then rushed at the gates in front of the Houses of Parliament, stabbing the policeman before being shot dead by other officers.Eyewitnesses described scenes of terror when gunfire rang out as the man approached a second officer.Scotland Yard's top anti-terror...
Manchester Evening News
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An armed officer points a gun at the suspect, while keeping his foot firmly on a knife on the floor
Daily Mail - Home
2 hours
The chocolate makers confirmed the picture - which is a few years old - originated from the Asia-Pacific market. It shows what appears to be a company rep holding halal certificates (pictured).
Ars Technica
2 hours
Tony Shaff, 44 Pages AUSTIN, Texas—If you ever attended a pediatric dentist or loved reading between the ages of two and 12, chances are good you've come across Highlights. The legacy kids' magazine turned 70 in the summer of 2016, and throughout the decades it has been a cultural constant. Everyone knows about hidden picture searches or the long-running Goofus and Gallant comic, but poetry from Lewis Carroll, Emily Dickinson, and Langston Hughes has also graced its pages (and unpublished submissions from the likes of Walter Cronkite sit in the archives). The Highlights brand has become such a part of the American fabric that it has been referenced in pop culture across decades, in everywhere from Beavis and Butthead to The Colbert Report , Mad Men , The Simpsons , Blackish , and Arrested Development . If you haven't recently flipped through the magazine, Highlights will likely surprise you after all these years.
Sky News
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This picture shows the suspected Westminster attacker being treated by medics after being shot by a police officer.
Daily Mail - Sport
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Deadline
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EXCLUSIVE : Best Picture Oscar winner Moonlight has passed the $50M global mark with a total through Tuesday of $56.1M. The split breaks down to $28.6M international box office and $27.5M domestic for the first picture fully produced and financed by A24 which also led international sales, selling out around the world at last year's AFM. When offshore rollout began , Moonlight was looking at a potential $40M worldwide with a 50-50 domestic vs foreign split, a rare feat for a...
Mashable
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Need a pick-me-up to get you through the day? Ansel Elgort is here for you. The actorand EDM DJ turned burgeoning pop star gave the world exactly what it was missing all this time: a cover of Ryan Gosling's song "City of Stars" from the film that didn't win Best Picture at the Oscars, La La Land . SEE ALSO: 'La La Land' as an 8-bit video game wins the Oscar for cuteness A crystal necklace dangling from his neck and an awesome shirt on his body, Elgort plays a piano while crooning along to the film's gentlest number, a far cry from his track " Thief ." Little cover "City of Stars" from La La Land. A post shared by Ansel Elgort (@ansel) on Mar 21, 2017 at 11:33am PDT Read more... More about Cover Song , La La Land , Ansel Elgort , Watercooler , and Conversations
21stCenturyWire
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In this connection, the southeastern city of Gaziantep plays an important role. Eldem asserted that tens of thousands of pages are available documenting police surveillance of suspects travelling in and out of Syria, even receiving medical treatment in a medical faciltiy in the city, before returning across the border to continue fighting in the jihad against Bashar al-Assad. In fact, Eren Eldem also talked about Halis Bayancuk (or Ebu Hanzala), without however mentioning his name sufficing to simply show his picture, stating that the police had proof that this figure had in the past recruited Turkish fighters to join Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and more recently, to join the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) in Syria. In fact, during last year's summer months prior to the Coup-that-was-no-Coup, the Turkish press was awash with reports that the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) was planning to forcibly occupy the Turkish city of Gaziantep.
Daily Mail - Science
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Images by Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory reveal the the sun has been spotless for 15 days. This is the longest stretch of spotlessness since the last solar minimum in April 2010.
Variety
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Movie-going hit record levels in 2016, setting a new high-water mark for the film industry by a hair. Global box office revenue rose a percentage point, ending the year with $38.6 billion, according to a report by the Motion Picture Association of America. The year had its fair share of planet-spanning hits such as Rogue... Read more »
Sky News
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This picture shows the suspected Westminster attacker being treated by medics after being shot by a police officer.
Asia Today
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Design Sponge
6 hours
For about eight years, Patrick was kicking it solo in his New Orleans, LA Craftsman. He'd spend time in the gardens doing maintenance here and cleaning up there, tending to what he admits was a pretty cookie-cutter-style home. Then his partner Alex Geriner, the founder of Doorman Designs , came into the picture. For the first bit of their relationship they made little updates around the house, until one year ago when the transformation truly started to take off and Alex moved in. After the move-in, the two vowed to inject more personality into their home and have since turned the simple space into a treasure trove of vintage finds and reclaimed goods. Alex's background in furniture design has had a major impact on the home's current style. His studio makes everything from dressers to bed frames, all of which are featured throughout his and Patrick's house.
Voice Of America
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Financial Times
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Daily Star - Football
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