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FLYING WITH YOUR PET THIS SUMMER?

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VETERINARIANS ARE WORKING WITH U.S. AIRLINES TO IMPROVE PET AIR TRAVEL With 257 million Americans forecast to fly this summer, many with the family pet, there’s good news.  The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is working with U.S. airlines, including United, American, Delta, and Southwest to evaluate plane rides from an animal’s perspective, including the unique stresses an animal faces when flying.  The AVMA and airlines are looking to develop new policies for better outcomes for pets, passengers and the airlines. This new relationship between the AVMA and the airlines will also help veterinarians pass on the best information to…

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Is Bitcoin Real Money? – An Article

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Is Bitcoin real money? This question is asked everywhere from political debates to bitcoin gambling forums, so let’s explore.  Before we dive into whether Bitcoin is real money, let’s talk about what real money is.  Most of us walk around with the definition that money is simply a commonly accepted medium of exchange. While accurate, this definition leaves a few gaps in our understanding that get wider as we dive into trickier concepts such as digital currency.  THE THREE TIERS OF MONEY There are three generally accepted tiers of money in use today:   M1 – This is the type of money we generally think of.…

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The Audi A4 Product line with a New Look

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The A4 represents the core of the brand – after four years in the making, Audi has made the successful midsize model even tauter and sportier. Its exterior is shaped by the brand’s new design language, while the large MMI touch display offers the kind of operating experience customers will be familiar with from their smartphone. Many engine variants now come with mild hybrid systems (MHEV) – efficiency and comfort benefit from this broad-based electrification. This also applies to the Audi S4 TDI (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 6.3–6.2* (37.3–37.9 US mpg); Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 166–163* (267.2–262.3 g/mi)) with a…

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What kind of food sits well with driving?

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Nutrition at the wheel Eating right is key when sitting at the wheel for hoursDriving consumes between 1,000 and 1,350  kilocalories a dayPasta, rice, onions and tomatoes do not make good driving companionsDehydration is just as dangerous for a driver as being under the influence of alcohol Martorell,23/07/2019. With the holiday season in full swing, many people are going to make long car journeys, and for these to go smoothly, it is very important to pay attention to what you eat before setting off and during your trip. Eating the wrong food can cause drowsiness, fatigue, anxiety or stomach upsets that…

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BIRMINGHAM 2022 CELEBRATES THREE-YEAR COUNTDOWN TO ‘THE GAMES FOR EVERYONE’

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BIRMINGHAM, 27th JULY 2019 – With three years to go until the official opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games, Birmingham 2022 has announced today its commitment to organising a ‘Games for Everyone’, that enables the city and the West Midlands to take advantage of the most significant opportunity it has ever had to showcase the region to a global audience. And to provide a taste of what’s to come in 2022, as well as unveiling the new brand and vision for the Games, a free community festival of sport, culture and food – the Commonwealth Social - will see thousands of residents coming…

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The master stroke

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Fernando Belasteguín, first-ranked world padel champion for 16 straight years and CUPRA ambassador, faces one of the biggest challenges of his career36 metres high, a 70X50 cm target and a swing executed with pinpoint accuracyThe CUPRA Ateca, the best ally for a feat worthy of a sports legend Martorell, 30/07/2019. – Six o'clock in the evening, Barcelona. Fernando Belasteguín, better known as “Bela“, is getting ready for one of the most difficult shots in his sports career. Although he is a padel legend, for 16 consecutive years the longest standing number 1 ranked player in the world, he still admits that “when…

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Lamborghini Avventura 2019: A Huracán EVO expedition above the Arctic Circle to explore Norway’s Lofoten Islands

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Norway has become the latest destination for Lamborghini Avventura, the series of Lamborghini expeditions organized to discover the most spectacular places and roads in the world. After Andalusia, Transylvania, the Norwegian fjords and Iceland, Lamborghini Avventura returned to Norway, this time focusing on the Lofoten Islands, a unique destination to test the dynamism of the new Huracán EVO. This incredible journey saw seven Lamborghinis traveling through an archipelago of islands connected by tunnels and roads that appear to float on water, with picturesque bridges, cliffs and mountains formed of the oldest rocks in Europe. This untouched landscape beyond the Arctic…

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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CHEAP COINS AND WHY IT’S WORTH STUDYING – An Article

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What would you rather invest into – Coin A with a price of $10,000 per coin, or Coin B with a price of $0.08 per coin? Absent of any knowledge of the fundamentals behind the projects, if you’re immediately inclined to invest in Coin B, you probably made that decision because the lower price tag is more attractive and, on the surface, leaves more room for astronomical growth. The popularization of cryptocurrency investing has brought some interesting components of trader psychology to light.  The psychology of cheap coins refers to the tendency for the general public to sway towards digital…

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Making Travel Seamless with Digital Identity – An Article

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As we dive headfirst into a new digital era, it’s becoming increasingly important that we each take extra measures to protect our online identities. Today, so much of our lives — communication, entertainment, travel — rely on digital technology, and using that tech often requires us to provide data about ourselves. While this is typically a necessary exchange for access, with more traditional technologies, people become subject to identity theft and this creates barriers for both them and the service providers to offer the most seamless experience. After all, the way we authenticate today is based on information “challenges,” and…

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How Long Does It Take To Mine Bitcoin? An Article

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Bitcoin network has grown in popularity over the last few years, as demonstrated by its daily use. The number of Bitcoin ATMs has also increased globally from 1 in 2013, to 500 in January 2016, to a whopping 5,042 in July 2019. This shows that there is growing demand and interest in Bitcoin as an asset and even cryptocurrencies as a general asset class. But how exactly does Bitcoin work?  Bitcoin is underpinned by blockchain technology, a cryptographic digital data structure. Basically, whenever anyone sends or receives Bitcoin, the transaction is recorded in blocks which are linked together in a chain.  MINING BITCOIN WHAT…

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