TIME - Top Stories
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Ars Technica
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Enlarge (credit: GHETTO UBER DRIVER ) On Thursday, Uber agreed to pay $20 million to end a lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission, which alleged the startup had exaggerated what drivers could expect to earn in various cities nationwide. In the civil complaint , which was filed with a federal court in San Francisco just before the settlement was announced, the FTC noted that Uber had advertised on Craigslist in numerous cities that drivers could make $16 to $29 per hour. However, in some cities, including Boston, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia, only less than 10 percent of drivers actually averaged the advertised rate. On Twitter, the FTC said that the money would go to affected drivers . The FTC also alleged that Uber's “Vehicle Solutions Program,” which aided financing of vehicles, ended up costing far more than drivers had initially been told that they would. Read 3 remaining paragraphs | Comments
The Sun Daily
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BAGAN DATUK: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng should take proactive steps to reduce the number of fatal road accidents and not politicise the installation of the Automated Enforcement System (AES) cameras on the island. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the government's decision to install the AES cameras was to educate road users to be careful and always alert when driving. "He should not bring up the issue and politicise it. He should be concerned about how to help reduce road accidents, regardless of our political differences," he told the media after the launch of the official WeChat application account 'My Perak' in Hutan Melintang near here today. He was commenting on Lim's recent statement that no AES cameras would be allowed to be installed in Penang. According to Liow, the cameras would only be installed upon the request of the local authorities.
The Sun Daily
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KUALA LUMPUR: Police has confirmed that a police report was lodged against former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Special Operations Division director Datuk Bahri Mohamad Zain over alleged abuse of power while in office. Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar confirmed today that the report had been lodged last year in Kelantan. "We received the report last year if I'm not mistaken. The investigation has been carried out and we have handed over the investigation papers to the Attorney-General's Chambers for further action," Khalid told reporters after launching Ops Selamat 10/ 2017 at the Persada Plus for the upcoming Chinese New Year festive period. "As usual, we have to investigate as there is a report lodged and whatever findings we have will be handed over to the Attorney-General," he said.
The Sun Daily
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BAGAN DATUK: The Malaysian Government has yet to decide on rewarding parties which manage to locate the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 jetliner which vanished in 2014. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said despite receiving such a proposal from various quarters, the government would not decide on the reward until there was strong evidence (on the aircraft). "This proposal (on the reward) came from the transport deputy minister (Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi) and I have also received many suggestions from several parties on how we should continue with the search operations for MH370. "I'm stressing here that we will not make any decision as long as we don't have credible (new) evidence," he told reporters after launching the 'My Perak' official account on WeChat application in Hutan Melintang here today. Liow said although the search for the ill-fated plane spanning over two years was now suspended after it bore no result, this did not mean that the Malaysian Government would permanently cease the (search) operations.
Sky News
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The Sun Daily
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GEORGE TOWN: The silver chariot procession is set to leave earlier, at 7pm on Feb 7, during Thaipusam festival this year. Penang Hindu Endowment Board (PHEB) chairman P. Ramasamy said the matter has angered PHEB as the chettiars had decided to do so without consulting them. Ramasamy said he was shocked to learn the matter and said the move was 'irresponsible'. "Thaipusam falls on Feb 9 and the silver chariot procession usually takes of on the eve at 6.30am. "The announcement is made by the Chettiars' representative N Ramanathan and it is reported by Tamil daily Malaysia Nanban today," he told reporters at a press conference in Komtar today (Jan 20). Ramasamy added the Chettiars did not raise the matter during a logistics meeting with police chiefs on Jan 11. He said the Chettiars also did not object the Hilltop Murugan Temple's inaugural golden chariot from leaving 90 minutes before them, at 5am.
PC Pro
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It’s being more independent: the less technological stuff you have, the more knowledge you have, the less kit you need. That tends to be a survival statement,” he told me. “The less I have to rely on technical stuff, the better.” With only a bare minimum of tech to work with, you’ll want to make sure what you do have tucked away doesnt break down, seize up or run out. So, without further ado, here’s a guide to keeping yourself powered up during the apocalypse. Dont forget the batteries Depending on the nature of the disaster, mobile networks may stay up indefinitely , be knocked out immediately, or stay up for a few days. If it’s the latter, you’ll still want your smartphone for mapping your escape route, as well as to get in touch with loved ones. Perhaps the best start is simply to have a phone with solid battery life. Options to recharge it include a power bank , although that will also run out eventually, as well as solar-power panels and hand-crank chargers.
Bristol Post
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Parents are being warned to be vigilant after a man followed and approached three schoolchildren as they walked along a busy road.The incident happened on Sunday (January 15) at around 1.45pm when three 11 year-old children were walking along Clevedon Road in Tickenham when they were followed by a car and approached by a man.The children told their parents who informed staff at Tickenham Primary School, prompting co-headteacher Tristan Merriam to send an email warning of the incident to...
Evening Standard
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Donald Trump told America early today "I have a feeling it's going to be beautiful" as he prepared to be sworn in as the 45th President.
Voice Of America
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Obama offered an olive branch to Muslims around the world when he came into office after a controversial Republican presidency. "To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward based on mutual interest and mutual respect," he declared in his first inaugural address. Within a couple of months, he traveled to Turkey "to send a message to the world" and hailed that country's legacy of a "strong, vibrant, secular democracy." "The United States is not, and will never be, at war with Islam," he told the country's parliament. The pinnacle of Obama's Muslim diplomacy came two months later in Cairo. "I've come here ... to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world, one based on mutual interest and mutual respect, and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition," he declared.
Cotswold Journal
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AN ‘independent97-year-old died following a fall at her home, an inquest heard.
The Hill
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OK!
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The star will face the public vote as part of a 'flash eviction' when the other nominees are unveiled by Emma Willis tonight. Thursday night's episode of the Channel 5 show ended on a cliffhanger as housemates prepared to nominate during their super hero task. Superheroes were forced to take on their sidekicks in a tense task which saw the pairs split and placed in separate rooms with a red button. Housemates were told that if only the sidekick presses it, then they ...
Sputnik International
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Reclassifying the mesentery, a structure in the digestive system, as an organ presents the possibility that other parts of the body may be reclassified, even the beer belly, German anatomist Ulrich Foelsch told Sputnik.
The Herald - Small Medium Business
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BACK in 2006, Poonam Gupta was juggling her four-year old business and one-year old daughter, while pregnant with her second child, and doctors had just told her she could die at any moment.
The Sun Daily
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BANGKOK: A Malaysian man drove more than 2,500km from Malaysia to Si Chomphu, Khon Kaen in northeastern Thailand to find his former Thai-wife whom he suspected had cheated him 3 million Baht (about RM380,000) over a proposed business venture. According to the investigation officer at Si Chomphu police station Maj Worapol Srichiengsa, the 50-year old Malaysian man lodged a complaint along with receipts of the said banking transactions at Si Chomphu police station recently. "He filed a police complaint against his former wife for allegedly cheating him, in giving her money to do a sugarcane plantation business in her hometown at Si Chomphu district," he told Bernama here today. The man, he said, met his 32-year-old wife in Hatyai some 11 years ago and decided to get married in Malaysia later, with his wife helping him to manage his resort after they tied the knot.
The Sun Daily
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The Sun Daily
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SHAH ALAM: The amendment to the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) Act to regulate the Uber and Grab services using the e-hailing application is expected to be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat in March. SPAD chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar said the amendment was now being scrutinised by the Attorney-General's Chambers. "The government has recognised the (e-hailing) application. It's just that right now, there is no law or regulation to regulate the (Grab and Uber) services. "Under the amended law, the e-hailing application should be subject to legal provisions which regulate the other existing services. "We have taken into consideration the views from all the relevant agencies and I was told that the amendment will be tabled at the next Parliament meeting," he told reporters after attending the closing parade of SPAD Enforcement Officers Induction and Basic Course here today.
Western Daily Press
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An 86-year-old woman from Milverton froze to death in her back garden, an inquest heard today.The body of Patricia Cottey was found in the garden of her Creedwell Close home on November 30 last year by her son, after neighbours raised concerns for her welfare.In a statement to the court, Stephen Cottey said he had been at work on November 30 when, at about 1.30pm, his mum's neighbour came and told him they were concerned for her welfare.Mr Cottey and the neighbour, Nicholas Lock, found the front...
HubSpot Marketing Blog
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At first, it was only used on a few sites, but was eventually adopted by many as a mobile best practice. In some cases, your cometition might provide a certain experience that people have gotten used to -- but your site doesn't provide that experience. In that case, it’s good to do research to figure out what your site might be missing, which is what baby carrier manufacturer Baby K’tan did. “Our site was inspired by a few favorite websites which helped us decide on a desired layout, and by our brand culture which revolves around family and expressing a cheerful emotional connection,” Tali Zipper, Baby K’tan’s VP of Marketing told BigCommerce . “We wanted something that was colorful, with bright and joyful images as well as a clean and simple layout for easy navigation.” With these changes, site traffic grew 116%, and the brand saw a 45% growth in revenue .
Japan Times
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Mototsugu Akashi, an 83-year-old retiree in Tokyo, received a call at around 10 p.m. on July 21 at home from the most unexpected, unlikely caller: ...
The Huffington Post
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Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih attends the World Economic Forum in Davos, Thursday. (Reuters) DAVOS, Switzerland: Saudi Arabia aims to become a "major exporter" of renewable energy, its energy minister has revealed. Khalid Al-Falih said there are plans to allow for the export of cleanly produced electricity to Europe. "If the region gets connected to Europe for example, then solar (power) that is produced in Saudi Arabia can be exported all the way to Europe through a network," he told Arab News on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. "When it's sunny in the region, it's dark and cloudy sometimes in Europe... So we can be a major exporter." Such an electricity supply could be routed through Egypt, and there were "projects underway" to support this, Al-Falih said. Al-Falih said on Monday that Saudi Arabia is to launch a renewable energy program that is expected to involve investment of between $30 billion and $50 billion by 2023.
The Economic Times
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"I feel we will get good success in these five states," Gadkari told PTI in an interview here on the sidelines of the WEF meeting.