Nottingham Evening Post
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Phys.Org
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Nearly 1,000 feet below the bed of the Dead Sea, scientists have found evidence that during past warm periods, the Mideast has suffered drought on scales never recorded by humans—a possible warning for current times. Thick layers of crystalline salt show that rainfall plummeted to as little as a fifth of modern levels some 120,000 years ago, and again about 10,000 years ago. Today, the region is drying again as climate warms, and scientists say it will get worse. The new findings may cause them to rethink how much worse, in this already thirsty and volatile part of the world.
Washingtons Blog
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“We’re going to have to do that if it’s going to survive at all,” Mullen said, “and do it in a way that is predictable.” Indeed, Mullen said : For industry and adequate defense funding to survive … the two must work together. Otherwise, he added, “this wave of debt” will carry over from year to year, and eventually, the defense budget will be cut just to facilitate the debt. Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates agrees as well. As David Ignatius wrote in the Washington Post in 2010: After a decade of war and financial crisis, America has run up debts that pose a national security problem, not just an economic one. *** One of the strongest voices arguing for fiscal responsibility as a national security issue has been Defense Secretary Bob Gates. He gave a landmark speech in Kansas on May 8, invoking President Dwight Eisenhower’s warnings about the dangers of an imbalanced military-industrial state.
Washingtons Blog
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“We’re going to have to do that if it’s going to survive at all,” Mullen said, “and do it in a way that is predictable.” Indeed, Mullen said : For industry and adequate defense funding to survive … the two must work together. Otherwise, he added, “this wave of debt” will carry over from year to year, and eventually, the defense budget will be cut just to facilitate the debt. Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates agrees as well. As David Ignatius wrote in the Washington Post in 2010: After a decade of war and financial crisis, America has run up debts that pose a national security problem, not just an economic one. *** One of the strongest voices arguing for fiscal responsibility as a national security issue has been Defense Secretary Bob Gates. He gave a landmark speech in Kansas on May 8, invoking President Dwight Eisenhower’s warnings about the dangers of an imbalanced military-industrial state.
The Herald
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WARNINGS by a Scots councillor over the accommodation of Syrian refugees have sparked fresh fury after a far-right group announced a protest on the back of the claims.
Global News
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Parts of Saskatchewan are under a freezing rain or snowfall warning.
BoingBoing
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S. The way pill bottles are turned into incomprehensible ads for the pharmacy--and how graphic designer Deborah Adler proposes to fix it--is intriguing, not least because there are always a lot of unseen pressures and constraints that design is bound by. Nothing will ever be done to fix it: informational text gets perverted by conceit, branding, regulation and corporate bikeshedding until it is worse than useless for any purpose. Except one, perhaps! I'm especially fond of how manuals for electrical appliances are mostly regulatory safety warnings that succeed both in limiting liability and making the device less safe, because they are so forbidding and badly written no human will ever comprehend them. The true magic of capitalism isn't guns and butter, but FTC mouseprint regulations.
The Week
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Credits Getty Images Alt Text Facebook The social networking site will warn users if the story they are sharing is disputed by fact-checkers One-Minute Read Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 1:01pm Facebook has begun to roll out a new feature intended to alert users if they are about to share or read false news stories. After widespread criticism for its role in propagating so-called 'fake news' during last year's US election, the social networking giant announced in December it would join forces with independent fact-checkers. Users in the US reported seeing a red warning triangle when they attempted to share a false story about an alleged Irish slave trade. When they clicked on the warning, a second pop-up appeared which read: "Sometimes people share fake news without knowing it. When independent fact-checkers dispute this content, you may be able to visit their websites to find out why.
The Sun Daily
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EDINBURGH, March 22, 2017 (AFP) - The Scottish parliamentwas expected to vote on Wednesday for a second independence referendum -- amid dire warnings about the damage that constitutional wrangling was having on Scotland's economy. Lawmakers were set to back First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's call for a second referendum when they vote following a two-day debate in the semi-autonomous assembly in Edinburgh. British Prime Minister Theresa May has suggested she will rebuff Sturgeon's demand for a referendum re-match before Britain leaves the European Union. May insists "now is not the time" while she spends the next two years striving to secure a good deal on Brexit, once the EU Lisbon Treaty's Article 50 departure process is triggered on March 29. But Sturgeon said on Tuesday it would "wrong, unfair and utterly unsustainable" for May to stand in the Scottish Parliament's way.
The Herald
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WARNINGS by a Scots councillor over the accommodation of Syrian refugees have sparked fresh fury after a far-right group announced a protest on the back of the claims.
Daily Mail - Home
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Western Daily Press
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The Environment Agency has issued flood alerts for several areas across the South West, many of which are in Somerset. Due to heavy rain on Tuesday night (March 21) and further heavy showers expected over the next few days, low-lying land and roads are at risk of flooding. Flood alerts are in place for the River Chew catchment area and river levels were expected to rise on Wednesday.The Met Office said on Tuesday night: River levels on the Chew Stoke Stream at Chew Stoke, Winford Brook...
ABC News - New South Wales
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Residents isolated by floodwaters ask why there was no warning.
Breitbart News
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Facebook has started to roll out its "fake news" fact-checking feature, which relies on partisan fact-checkers such as Snopes.
Haaretz
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Those who exaggerate the danger of planned attacks and give intelligence warnings about Palestinians are blind to the evil of Israel's rule.
NBC News
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Western Morning News
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Gritters were out on Devon's roads as the county prepared for snow and hail due to freezing conditions overnight. Devon County Council issued warnings to motorists to take care on several roads which could become slippery. Some gritter lorries were due to be out from 11pm on Tuesday night treating roads on higher grounds, such as Dartmoor and Exmoor, where temperatures were set to plummet. Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management, said: The...
Western Daily Press
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It's a household name - one of the most popular skin moisturisers on the market. You may well have used it yourself, either for your own skin or your child's. But now E45 has been potentially linked along with other paraffin-based products with a series of deaths involving fire. A BBC investigation has revealed up to 37 deaths linked to the creams since 2010. This is despite clear warnings from the NHS dating back 10 years explaining the potential hazards. Paraffin-based products like...
Techradar
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If youve been thinking about buying a Surface Pro 4 , then youll doubtless be interested to hear that Amazon currently has a major reduction on one model for today only which represents a saving of 180. The retail giants deal of the day is on the Surface Pro 4 with an Intel Core i5-6300U (Skylake) processor alongside 8GB of system RAM, 256GB of storage and Wi-Fi connectivity (not cellular), with the price having been knocked down from 1,080 to 900. Buy the Surface Pro 4 Core i5 8GB/256GB from Amazon UK here Thats a tasty reduction, and to put it into perspective, its not much more than 100 dearer than the base Core i5 SP4 which only has half the RAM and storage. However, dont forget that the offer expires at midnight (or indeed if Amazon runs out of stock before then at the time of writing, the tablet is in stock, with no warnings of any imminent shortage).
Daily Express
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Techradar
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So by Apple losing the 16GB model in both its tablet and and phone ranges, users should at least find they dont run into low-storage warnings very often. Lost in the breeze It might seem confusing what Apple has done with its tablet today, given there doesnt seem to be much of a change at all with the new iPad - but its good news for the less-than-discerning buyer, a demographic Apple needs to keep happy to maintain its high consumer satisfaction scores. It might be sad to see the iPad Air range go, but Apples clearly been trying to lose the Air element of its products for years - theres a thinner and lighter version of the MacBook Air ... but thats now simply the MacBook. So by having the iPad Air in the pantheon of Apple tablets on the shelves, it was confusing for someone looking to buy a new digital slate.
MintPress News
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The Russians for their part have never been known to call in the Israeli ambassador over an Israeli air raid in Syria at any time since Russia began its intervention in Syria in September 2015. That they have done so in this case shows how seriously they are treating this incident. Lastly, the blustering response from the Israelis, with Netanyahu issuing thinly veiled warnings to Moscow and the Israelis bragging about their ability to destroy Syria’s air defenses and threatening to do so “without the slightest hesitation” , suggests that they are rattled, and that they have been taken by surprise and are alarmed by the Syrian and Russian response. The key to explaining this incident is the probable target of the raid: Syria’s Tiyas or T4 air base. An aerial view of Syria’s Tiyas air base. Contrary to some claims, the Tiyas air base has never been captured by ISIS or by any other Jihadi group, though ISIS did unsuccessfully attempt to capture it following its temporary capture of Palmyra last December.
Western Daily Press
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It's a household name - one of the most popular skin moisturisers on the market. You may well have used it yourself, either for your own skin or your child's.But now E45 has been potentially linked along with other paraffin-based products with a series of deaths involving fire. A BBC investigation has revealed up to 37 deaths linked to the creams since 2010.This is despite clear warnings from the NHS dating back 10 years explaining the potential hazards.Paraffin-based products like E45 used to...
Leicester Mercury
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A fire at an electricity sub station in Leicester is currently estimated to be affecting 45,000 people. That is the figure which has been put out by Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service in connection with the ongoing blaze in Ravensbridge Drive. The area has been closed off to all through traffic - with warnings from police that traffic lights in the area are also affected. Live: Updates from the Leicester fire HERE as tens of thousands of people affected Mercury readers have been...