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The British company will acquire 527 fuel outlets that are supplied by rival Caltex Australia Ltd, as well as 16 development sites, according to a statement on Wednesday from Sydney-based supermarket owner Woolworths.Youth Nike Green Bay Packers Personalized Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey Cheap.

BP already owns 350 retail locations across Australia and supplies fuel to an
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BP and Woolworths also agreed to a partnership that includes the continuation and expansion of a scheme providing fuel discounts for supermarket customers.

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For Woolworths, the sale is part of Chief Executive Officer Brad Banducci’s strategy to reverse the supermarket chain’s declining fortunes. Since becoming CEO in February, Banducci has cut jobs, written off assets and slowed store
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The sale is “positive at the margin” for Woolworths, according to Michael McCarthy, chief market strategist at Sydney-based CMC Markets Asia Pacific Pty.

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Completion of the transaction is not expected before Jan 2, 2018, and is subject to regulatory approvals.

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In December 2006, Exxon Mobil Corp. convened a two-day summit of
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For decades, Exxon had funded far-right think tanks that seeded doubt over the scientific consensus on climate change. Under Tillerson’s predecessor, Lee Raymond, the company had aligned itself heavily with Republicans, funneling 95 percent of its political donations to the party from 2000 to 2004, according to Steve Coll’s 2012 book, Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power.
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Tillerson and Ken Cohen, Exxon’s PR chief and chair of its political action committee, wanted to broaden the company’s political reach. One step was changing their messaging about climate change, moving away from the denial the company had been attacked for supporting. The Blue Ridge retreat was part of that effort, and brought together more than a dozen guests, which according to
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As Coll wrote, “Tillerson’s own views about climate science were not greatly different from Lee Raymond’s,” though Tillerson “did not claim or wish to project the same sort of independent scientific expertise that Raymond had offered about climate science.” But Tillerson did see that the company needed to
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“All they were saying they were going to do is simply acknowledge that it might exist, as opposed to saying it does not exist,” Jennifer Bremer, an economic development consultant who attended the meeting as a guest, told The Huffington Post. Bremer said Exxon executives had called the retreat so the attendees could give them some advice, not so they could dictate the company’s new policy.

“You don’t just bring in a couple of hippies and start discussing internal
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Not long after the summit, Exxon began to modify its public stance on climate change. Its 2007 Corporate Citizenship report announced that the company would “discontinue contributions to several public policy groups whose position on climate change could divert attention from the important discussion on how the world will secure energy required for economic growth in an environmentally responsible manner.”

The company announced its first big investment in biofuels two years later, vowing to spend $600 million on research into algae-based transportation fuels. In 2015, the firm backed the historic climate agreement reached in Paris, a stance itreiterated four days before this year’s election.

Tillerson, who President-elect Donald Trump has now nominated as his secretary of state, has gotten a lot of credit for Exxon’s shift away from climate denial. But even as Exxon learned to talk the talk, the $378 billion company has failed to walk the walk.

Tillerson “brought a more clever approach, a more PR-savvy approach, to climate at Exxon, but the company really didn’t change its stripes much,” said Kert Davies, who leads the Climate Investigations Center and was the creator of ExxonSecrets, a Greenpeace program tracking the company’s climate denial. “They managed to drop this campaign of using surrogates, scale that back
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In June 2009, the House passed a bill to set up a cap-and-trade system limiting carbon emissions. But that legislation failed to gain traction in the Senate. Exxon undertook an aggressive lobbying campaign that year, spending $27.4 million ― more than the entire environmental lobby combined, according to the
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Meanwhile, Tillerson put Exxon’s new public positioning into action, making headlines when he said publicly he preferred a tax on carbon ― a policy that was not under debate in Congress at the time, but was also politically implausible at best, considering it was in the middle of the Great Recession.

Some environmental leaders said the discussion about a carbon tax at that point was “ “a distraction” from the urgent need to put a cap on carbon emissions. “[W]e can’t wait for lawmakers, industry, and the American people to spend years hashing out the details of an entirely new system,” wrote Frances Beinecke,
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Oakland’s season was turned upside-down on Saturday when quarterback Derek Carr suffered a broken fibula in the fourth quarter of a 33-25 win over the Colts.
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Before leaving the field, Carr spent several minutes on the trainer’s table situated
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Dwyane Wade led the Bulls with 24 points, including 10 in the final quarter.
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JIUQUAN — China launched a carbon dioxide monitoring satellite via a Long
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China is the third country after Japan and the United States to monitor
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The 620-kg satellite TanSat was sent into a sun synchronous orbit about 700 kilometers above the earth and will monitor the concentration, distribution and flow of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere, said Yin Zengshan, chief designer of TanSat at the Chinese Academy of Sciences micro-satellite research institute.

The satellite will help understanding of climate change and provide China’s
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On a three-year mission, TanSat will thoroughly examine global CO2 levels every 16 days, accurate to at least 4 ppm (parts per million).

This was the 243rd mission of the Long March series rockets. Besides TanSat, the rocket also carried a high-resolution micro-nano satellite and two spectrum micro-nano satellites for agricultural and forestry monitoring.Youth Nike Seattle Seahawks NFL Elite Away White Custom Jersey Cheap.

FIRST-HAND DATA

The concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere has increased from 280 ppm to 400 ppm over the past 150 years, leading to an increase in average global temperatures of about 0.7 degrees Celsius over the last century, according to Lu Naimeng, TanSat chief scientist.

The new satellite will enable China to obtain emissions data first-hand and share
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The Paris Agreement on climate change came into force on Nov. 4, with more than 100 countries committed to reducing their carbon emissions. The satellite can trace the sources of greenhouse gases and help evaluate whether countries are fulfilling their commitments. TanSat means a louder voice for China on
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Research on the CO2 flow will improve understanding of the carbon cycle, generate more accurate and reliable predictions of climate change.

China’s CO2 emissions are to peak around 2030, with emissions per unit of GDP cut by 60 percent of 2005 levels by the same date.

A national carbon trading market will open next year.

WORLDWIDE SCOPE

Many countries are reducing emissions, but calculating how much they are
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“Since only the United States and Japan have carbon-monitoring satellites, it is hard for us to see first-hand data,” said Zhang Peng, TanSat application system commander and vice director of the National Satellite Meteorological Center.

“Before, all our data came from ground stations. That kind of data is both local and limited, and does not cover the oceans,” Zhang said.

“The satellite has worldwide scope and will improve data collection. Observing atmospheric CO2 by satellite demands cutting-edge technology, so TanSat is a major technological achievement for China,” Zhang said.

“We hope TanSat will work with carbon-monitoring satellites of other countries and provide ample data for studying climate change,” said Li Jiahong, chief engineer of the National Remote Sensing Center.

Researchers took almost six years to develop TanSat and its high-resolution CO2 detector.

“The TanSat has very good “vision,” and can distinguish changes in atmospheric CO2 as small as 1 percent,” said Yin. Cloud and aerosol detectors minimize interference, making observations more accurate.

The satellite has different modes for observing oceans and land, and can constantly adjust its orientation and position. To ensure the accuracy of TanSat,
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“We can now collect carbon data from all over the world, all year round, and record the carbon contributed by both developed countries and the developing countries,” said Lin Chao who was involved in developing the detectors.

“As for China, we can have detailed analysis on emissions in different regions, provinces and cities, thanks to the satellite,” said Lin.

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The California Department of Motor Vehicles said on Wednesday it revoked the registration of 16 Uber self-driving cars because they had not been properly permitted. For the last week, the agency was demanding that Uber shut down its program and comply with regulations requiring a permit to test self-driving cars on public roads.

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San Francisco was supposed to be Uber’s second testing ground for its self-driving cars. The company unveiled its self-driving cars in September in Pittsburgh.

“We’re now looking at where we can redeploy these cars but remain 100 percent committed to California and will be redoubling our efforts to develop workable statewide rules,” an Uber spokeswoman said in a statement.

California defines autonomous vehicles as having the capability to drive “without
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Uber has argued that the law does not apply to its cars, which cannot stay in autonomous mode continuously. A driver and an engineer are in the front seats to take over frequently in sticky traffic situations such as construction zones or
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Uber’s defiance was met with threats of legal action from the DMV and the state
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The DMV told Uber that if it had obtained a permit, the regulator would have given the green light to the self-driving pilot. DMV director Jean Shiomoto said in a letter sent to Uber on Wednesday that she would “personally help to ensure an expedited review and approval process,” which she said can take less than three days.

The permit process is largely seen as a public safety measure, as regulations also require that companies provide the DMV with accident reports. Uber, however, has complained that its home state has favored complex rules over technological innovation.

It is not yet clear whether Uber will apply for the permit or simply bring the self-driving cars to another state.

Another 20 companies exploring self-driving cars, including Alphabet’s Google,
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Uber opened up the self-driving car program to San Francisco passengers on Dec. 14, but has been testing the cars on city roadways for more than a month.

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Some data brokers may have policies in place to prevent the creation of a
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Chen Zhu, a professor of molecular biology at Shanghai Institute of Hematology, part of Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s School of Medicine, received the 2016 Ernest Beutler Lecture and Prize from the American Society of Hematology in San Diego, California, along with Hugues de The, a professor of cellular and molecular oncology at the College de France and at Hospital Saint-Louis in Paris.
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Chen’s research represents a combination of TCM and Western medicine, since
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Chen’s novel treatment strategy increases the five-year event-free survival rate of acute promyelocytic leukemia to more than 90 percent, amounting to an almost “curable” standard, he said. He added, however, that there is more work to be done.

“Thirty years ago, APL was among the most dreaded and lethal forms of leukemia. Today, it is among the most curable, thanks to the outstanding contributions of doctors De The and Chen,” Charles S. Abrams, president of American Society of Hematology, said in a statement.

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“The president has no strategy and no policy as to what to do about these various cyberattacks that have possibly disrupted an American election,” McCain told Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “There’s no doubt they were interfering. The question now is how much, what damage [was done], and what should the United States of America do. So far we’ve been totally paralyzed.”

Speaking to reporters Friday, President Barack Obama defended the White House response to the cyberattacks, saying the administration wanted to be careful not
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Speaking Sunday, McCain mocked the idea of Russian President Vladimir Putin
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Obama said on Friday that he was still considering a handful of options for addressing the hacks during his last month in the White House. He warned that the deep partisan divisions in the country make the U.S. more exposed to
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Green Bay’s banged-up backfield has been hit with another setback.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters Thursday that veteran runner James
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Starks, 30, has led Green Bay’s backfield in plays (31) and touches per tilt (9.1) since starter Eddie Lacy was lost to a season-ending ankle injury. More recently,
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McCarthy went on to say Thursday that Montgomery could see up to 20 attempts against the Bears if the game script required it, noting, per the Green Bay Press
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