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Source: DW

Brexit vote defeat increases no-deal fears for UK car industry

Today 13:35 GMT

Just before the Withdrawal Deal vote in London on Tuesday night, Nigel Farage, arguably the most prominent Brexiteer of all, reaffirmed his belief that the German car industry will demand the EU give in to British demands, to help stave off a no-deal Brexit.

Therefore, the UK car industry — upon which more than 1 million jobs depend within the UK alone — has to grapple increasingly with the prospect of a no-deal Brexit, and all the drastic measures that would entail.

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Source: Reuters

On the autofarm: China turns to driverless tractors, combines to...

Today 07:00 GMT

A brand new combine harvester buzzes up and down a field in eastern China without a driver on board, chopping golden rice stalks and offering a glimpse of what authorities say is the automated future of the nation’s mammoth agricultural sector.

The bright green prototype was operating last autumn during a trial of driverless farm equipment as the government pushes firms to develop within 7 years fully-automated machinery capable of planting, fertilizing and harvesting each of China’s staple crops - rice, wheat and corn.

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Source: Fox News

Porn star-turned-pastor says she wants 'everyone to experience the love of God'

Today 13:34 GMT

"I was just sitting there reading the Bible, waiting for my scene, learning more about God.". NFL PLAYER-TURNED-PASTOR MILES MCPHERSON ON HIS JOURNEY TO FINDING GOD: WE MUST 'HONOR WHAT WE HAVE IN COMMON'. She's lost jobs after employers found out she was a former porn star and her son has been bullied because of it. "I wasn’t thinking about my son getting bullied.

Crystal DiGregorio-Bassette was in the adult film industry for 10 years and had a lucrative career as Nadia Hilton, her stage name, working for every big-name porn company.

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Source: Reuters

Industry must rein in spend on electric, self-driving cars: Magna CEO

Today 13:35 GMT

Over the next decade, vehicle and parts suppliers plan to spend $300 billion to bring electric cars to the mass market, Magna CEO Don Walker said, a huge jump from last year’s industry estimate of $90 billion for the period.

Global automobile and auto parts makers which want to capitalize on electric and autonomous vehicles need to cut back investments and forge more partnerships instead, the chief executive of global parts supplier Magna International said Tuesday.

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Source: DW

'Anti-deportation industry' named Germany's Non-Word of the Year 2018

Today 10:50 GMT

A right-wing smear against people who legally assist asylum-seekers has been named Germany's non-word of the year for 2018.

Nina Janich, a linguistics professor and spokesperson for the independent jury that selects the Unwort des Jahres ("Non-Word of the Year"), has announced the selection of this year's term, "Anti-Abschiebe-Industrie" ("anti-deportation industry"). The term was used by right-wing politicians and commentators in 2018 to refer to "those who legally support rejected asylum seekers and seek judicial review, and those who intend to protect refugees who have become criminals, in order to make money on a large scale," said Janich in Darmstadt on Tuesday, adding that the jury found the descriptor defamatory and discrediting.

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Source: The Guradian

Ford and Volkswagen to announce alliance as tech reshapes industry

Today 10:50 GMT

Ford and Volkswagen are expected to announce an alliance on Tuesday as the two car companies look to cut the cost of the technological revolution now shaking the industry and deal with slowing sales.

Ford has earmarked $15bn for electrified and driverless vehicle technology in the coming years and is renovating Detroit’s landmark Michigan Central Station into a “mobility lab” for new car technology.

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Source: Fox News

Pot is already legal in lots of places. Now we need strong warning labels to keep the public safe

Monday 11:45 GMT

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and state legislators should make it impossible for the marijuana industry to sell their products without warning the public of their risks.

They have not required the industry to fund public service announcements or place strong warning labels on the product and signs at the point of sale.

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Source: The Guradian

Trump plans to relax Obama rules for oil companies put in place after BP disaster

Today 04:14 GMT

The move to relax new rules that were put in place by the Obama administration after the BP disaster, which killed 11 workers, spewed 4m barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, and cost BP $65bn, comes as the White House is seeking to open offshore oil and gas drilling to the vast majority of US coastal waters, including in the Arctic.

The Trump administration is expected to give BP and other big oil companies more power to self-regulate their offshore drilling operations, years after investigators found that lax regulatory oversight was one of the leading culprits behind the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, the worst environmental catastrophe in US history.

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Source: BBC

BBC Radio 4 - Radio 4 in Four - The influencers of the beauty industry boom

Sunday 21:48 GMT

However, companies like L’Oreal say that stocking so much foundation on the shops shelves is difficult, so they hope personalised foundation services will get around this problem, and cater to all skin tones.

Research by Radio 4 suggests 82% of consumers say it isn't always clear when an influencer has been paid to promote a product. The survey of more than 1,000 shoppers was carried out for Radio 4's You and Yours by consumer analysts, Savvy Marketing.

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Source: The Guradian

Don’t believe the hype: the media are unwittingly selling us an AI fantasy

Tuesday 09:54 GMT

The New York Times’s long-overdue obituary of Karen Spärck Jones, the British computer scientist who laid the foundation for search engines.

The good news is that we now have some empirical support for it, in the shape of a remarkable investigation by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University into how UK media cover artificial intelligence. The researchers conducted a systematic examination of 760 articles published in the first eight months of 2018 by six mainstream UK news outlets, chosen to represent a variety of political leanings – the Telegraph, Mail Online (and the Daily Mail), the Guardian, HuffPost, the BBC and the UK edition of Wired magazine.

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Source: Common Domain

Alphabet Unit Tests New System to Identify Airborne Drones

Monday 20:54 GMT

Wing unit and two other companies say they demonstrated a novel system to identify airborne drones, potentially paving the way toward expanded commercial uses of unmanned aircraft.

The concept, tested in December near San Francisco and expected to be announced on Tuesday, is aimed at tracking different types of drones using disparate software applications linked by a common web-based system. By sharing such data, the companies say the location of drones and identity of operators can be captured easily on laptops, cellphones or other digital devices simultaneously.

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Source: The Guradian

Carmakers gather for last winter in Detroit as auto show switches to June

Monday 06:03 GMT

Major European carmakers including Audi, Land Rover, Mercedes Benz and Mini have all dropped out of Detroit this year, making the International “I” in NAIAS superfluous.

The classic car show display with a car on a pedestal revolving slowly under bright lights accompanied by a statuesque model (usually female and underdressed for a Detroit winter) just doesn’t cut it these days. Instead he expects to see a lot more hands-on demonstrations of all the new self-driving tech that the car companies are developing.

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Source: Common Domain

The top 3 industries in the U.S. are critical to American life — yet among the most underpaid

Monday 15:24 GMT

These three industries are the biggest in every state in the U.S. except Nevada, where the top industries are “arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services,” and Washington D.C., where the top industries are comprised of “professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services.”

The labor market has been in flux this year, but one thing hasn’t changed: Three industries have remained on top — education, health care, and social assistance.


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