France says clash with yellow vest gas tax protesters is under control

France says clash with yellow vest gas tax protesters is under control

BERTRAND GUAY | AFP | Getty Images Protestors wearing ‘yellow vests’ (gilet jaune) kneel on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris on December 8, 2018 during a protest against rising costs of living they blame on high taxes.  France’s interior minister says the protest violence in Paris is “under control” despite scattered tensions but is calling it “totally unacceptable.” Interior Minister Christophe Castaner says 135 people were injured in the protests Saturday, including 17 police…

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Kane Williamson ton, Henry Nicholls 90* put New Zealand in control

Kane Williamson ton, Henry Nicholls 90* put New Zealand in control

Stumps New Zealand 272 for 4 (Williamson 139*, Nicholls 90*, Shaheen 2-55) and 274 (Williamson 89, Watling 77*, Bilal 5-65) lead Pakistan 348 (Azhar 134, Shafiq 104, Somerville 4-75) by 198 runs Where Kane Williamson began the morning simply trying to keep his side afloat, he will put his feet up this evening pondering the best way to press home an advantage that now decidedly belongs to his side in Abu Dhabi. A superlative second-innings…

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PUBG Beta Update for Android and iOS Out Now, Adds New Control and Chat Options

PUBG Beta Update for Android and iOS Out Now, Adds New Control and Chat Options

The PUBG beta update for Android and iOS is now available. Publisher Tencent confirmed this in a post on Reddit earlier today. While it’s thought to be a massive release, the PUBG beta update for Android and iOS patch notes have nothing special. That said, the PUBG beta update has some interesting albeit minor additions such as new chat options which will make teamwork a whole lot easier, enhanced control settings, and the MK 47 Mutant gun that’s…

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7 ways to get your holiday shopping tab under control

7 ways to get your holiday shopping tab under control

To avoid the same predicament next year, start 2019 by setting up a separate savings account earmarked for holiday shopping and make automatic transfers into your gift fund, advised Alison Norris, a certified financial planner and strategy manager at SoFi. “If you put $50 a month aside, by next year you’ll have a healthy balance to start using,” added Navy Federal’s Miller. Miller suggests stashing that cash in certificates of deposit, which offer higher-than-average returns…

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Here are 5 ways to control your stress during a volatile market

Here are 5 ways to control your stress during a volatile market

While I can’t give you any investment advice or help you ignore the current market conditions, I can teach you how to manage stress so that “volatile” describes the market and not your mindset. Emotions can help influence decision-making, but when it comes to considering investment decisions in a volatile market, getting stressed out may point your investments in the wrong direction. The high level of stress in today’s financial market is not only threatening…

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You Can Finally Use Alexa Devices Like Amazon Echo to Control Fire TV Sticks in India: Here’s How

You Can Finally Use Alexa Devices Like Amazon Echo to Control Fire TV Sticks in India: Here’s How

Amazon last week with the India availability of the Fire TV Stick 4K, new Alexa Voice Remote, Echo Sub, and new Kindle Paperwhite in India also announced that a much-awaited feature was finally available here as well. Owners of both an Amazon Echo speaker (or another Alexa device) and a Fire TV Stick in India can now use Alexa voice commands to control their Fire TV. The new feature – which was available in other markets…

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Try these 6 techniques to take back control of your life

Try these 6 techniques to take back control of your life

In 2012, McKinsey Global Institute discovered that the typical high-skilled worker spends 28 percent of their working week handling email-related tasks. If you find that you’re looking over your emails incessantly and it’s distracting you from completing tasks, one approach is batch processing. “Check it two or three times a day. So, you set your time-slot in the morning, and you say, ‘I’m going to check email at 8:30 a.m., then I’ll check it again…

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Take these steps to control your (over)reaction to market volatility

Take these steps to control your (over)reaction to market volatility

Gyrating markets, rising rates and significant market volatility will always create anxiety for investors and leave them with a bad, sinking feeling. Those big swings typically cause investors great concern, no matter the rise or fall. But what is the root of the anxiety? Behavioral science suggests that humans are “uncertainty reduction” machines. That’s one of the reasons why we can get a reward for putting money at risk in the markets … that is,…

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Russia Tightens Control of Anonymous Messenger Apps

Russia Tightens Control of Anonymous Messenger Apps

Tightening its control over popular anonymous chat apps, the Russian government has approved regulations that would identify users by their cellphone numbers. The measures signed Tuesday by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev are part of Russia’s moves to clamp down on smartphone messenger services, such as Telegram, that authorities claim are used by criminals and terrorists. Mobile phone network operators will be required to confirm the authenticity of a user’s phone numbers within 20 minutes. If…

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