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Electric Mini with 125 miles of range: Swind E Classic will give restored Minis an EV drivetrain  autoweek.com

The classic Mini is still a relatively common sight on London streets, even if it exited production two decades ago. But a company based in Swindon, U.K. -- one ...

Mini Countryman, Clubman JCW May Get As Much As 302 HP  Motor1.com

The Mini Countryman and Clubman JCW models let buyers pick between a high-performance wagon or crossover.

Twitter is testing a pop-up mini profile to make threads easier to read  The Verge

Twitter is testing a profile preview feature that could make threads much easier to parse. The company is hard at work on the issue, and one new feature Twitter ...

The Verge
How To Shop The Mini Bag Trend  Forbes

It's no secret: The micro bag trend has gone mainstream. Read on to discover how to shop for this style and which bags to buy.

Police: Woman dies after mini school bus hit-and-run in Unionport  News 12 Bronx

News 12 obtained video of the incident, which shows the 68-year-old victim using the crosswalk just before impact.

News 12 Bronx
Topgolf is opening a mini version in Pennsylvania  PennLive.com

Topgolf Swing Suite is opening at Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack in Chester on Feb. 15.

Make Mini Ice Balls With This $10 Silicone Mold  Eater

The Mydio 12 millimeter sphere ice mold makes 40 hemispherical ice cubes per tray.

MINI LIVING tours world with four site-specific urban cabin homes  Designboom

from london, new york, los angeles and beijing, explore MINI LIVING's four urban cabins and their ideas on living big on a small footprint.

Where Are WeChat Mini-Programs Headed in 2019?  Jing Daily

A new report published by Tencent and research agency Kueclub offered five insights into WeChat mini-program marketing in 2019.

Jing Daily
This Honda Tomo is the mini pickup-EV we didn’t know we wanted  SlashGear

Honda's compact electric vehicle prototype won't be the only adorable little urban EV at the Geneva Motor Show, it turns out, with an even more charming mini.

Park City winter driving: 'mini avalanche' hits road, a 'mess' elsewhere  The Park Record

Park City drivers continued to struggle in the winter weather last week as more snow fell, causing a series of accidents and other sorts of traffic issues.

The Park Record
Ford Fiesta ST Vs. MINI Cooper S Drag Race: There Can Be Only One  Carscoops

If you're in the market for a small hot hatch, you have plenty of models to choose from. And since the new-gen Clio has just been revealed, which means a new ...

First Series of Mini-Transcribathons at the #EuropeforCulture Conference in Vienna  News | Europeana Pro

On 6th December 2018, three Mini-Transcribathons were held in Vienna as part of the #EuropeForCulture conference, the closing celebrations of the European ...

News | Europeana Pro
No. 4 Virginia gets mini reprieve vs. Notre Dame  WLS-TV

After back-to-back games against top-10 teams, No. 4 Virginia gets a slight reprieve when it hosts Notre Dame on Saturday afternoon, just two days before facing ...

Scale model show takes mini to the max  Auburn Reporter

NorthWest Scale Modelers exhibition to display hundreds of models at Museum of Flight.

Auburn Reporter
AD: Celebrate an exhilarating Chinese New Year with tempting deals on MINI models from Auto Bavaria  Paul Tan's Automotive News

The Chinese New Year festivities continue with Auto Bavaria this weekend, with exclusive deals on MINI models being offered at its Glenmarie and Penang.

Paul Tan's Automotive News
Lidl focuses on mini-stores in Munich  FreshPlaza.com

FreshPlaza is the number one portal for the *fresh* produce industry, offering the latest news, job advertisements, pricewatching, and photo reports.

Morgan Stanley Has $8.08 Million Holdings in Mobile Mini Inc (MINI)  Fairfield Current

Morgan Stanley raised its position in Mobile Mini Inc (NASDAQ:MINI) by 51.6% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the ...

Fairfield Current
Celebrating the Mini’s swinging 60th with a tour of London  Motoring Research

Think of London in the swinging 60s and it won't be long before a Mini zooms into your mind. The little car, born as an economy special in 1959, was quickly ...

Motoring Research
Scope and exclusivity of Solar Philippines mini-grid franchise scrutinised  PV-Tech

The Senate committee examining a house bill granting a PV mini-grid franchise to renewable energy firm Solar Phillipinnes has been debating the reach of the ...

Mini-dry port ready for use  Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper

The construction of the country's first mini-dry port in Phuentsholing is complete and ready for use. It is one of the three components of South Asian Sub-region ...

Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper
Oxford-built Mini showcase to celebrate its 60th birthday starts on Sunday in Cowley  Oxford Mail

A DISPLAY of the famous Oxford-built Mini will be held next week to celebrate the car's 60th anniversary and the city's heritage in the…

Oxford Mail
Wacker Neuson Corporation Wacker Neuson Mini Track Dumpers in Site Dumpers  ForConstructionPros.com

Wacker Neuson is expanding its product offering to include a line of mini track dumpers. The DT series (Dumper Track) will be available in three models with ...

Mini Cooper S Drag Races Ford Fiesta ST With Obvious Results  Motor1.com

Top Gear pits two hot hatches in a drag race: a five-door Mini Cooper S versus a Ford Fiesta ST with launch control.

This mini-neighborhood for the homeless could be built in 90 days  Fast Company

Los Angeles has a plan to quickly convert vacant land into space and services for its homeless population–and this design could be part of it.

Fast Company
Tiny module runs Linux on i.MX8M Mini  LinuxGizmos.com

F&S unveiled a 40 x 35mm “PicoCore MX8MM” module that runs Linux on an up to quad-A53, 1.8GHz i.MX8 Mini with up to 8GB LPDDR4 and 32GB eMMC plus ...

Simon Fujiwara builds mini museum for Leonardo's Salvator Mundi at the Whitechapel in London  Art Newspaper

The UK artist Simon Fujiwara has created a mini museum dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci's $450m Salvator Mundi which will go on show this week at the ...

Art Newspaper
MINI: Making America worse?  Sioux City Journal

In the State of the Union speech, President Trump and cheering Republicans warned us they are going to destroy U.S. socialism. Like Social Security, Medicare, ...

Sioux City Journal
Nintendo Switch Mini Rumors: Release Date, Specs, Everything We Know  Tom's Guide

Here's everything we know so far about the rumored Nintendo Switch mini, including its potential specs and release date.

Tom's Guide
Greedy profiteers are slammed for selling Coles' latest mini collectables for as much as $500 online  Daily Mail

Days after launching, the Coles Stikeez range of fruit and vegetable mini collectibles are popping up on eBay for exorbitant re-sale prices.

Daily Mail
Mini miracle: Great Gransden man reunited with nan's old car  BBC News

A man plans to restore his late grandmother's Mini, which he last saw in 1994, after spotting it being sold in an online forum. Daniel Fox, 36, stumbled across the ...

BBC News
NAB mini legends campaign launches  Herald Sun

AFLW is already firing in 2019 and, with the AFL season just around the corner, a couple of mini lookalikes have caught footy fever.

Herald Sun
Cedar City Arts Council spring social showcases mini-grant recipients  The Independent | SUindependent.com

The 2019 Cedar City Arts Council spring social will showcase and celebrate some of the local artists who have received mini-grants.

The Independent | SUindependent.com
Vue cinemas 'Mini Mornings' offer very cheap movie tickets this weekend and throughout half-term  Chronicle Live

Vue screens one film a day for the cheap price under its 'Mini Mornings' offer, which runs on weekends and school holidays.

Chronicle Live
Add two of TP-Link's discounted mini smart plugs to your smart home for just $14 each  Android Central

These smart plugs allow you to start turning electronics on and off with the free Kasa app. Make a schedule, use your voice, and more.

Android Central
Twitter is working on pop-up mini profiles to make threads easier to read  Samaa Digital

Twitter is working on a pop-up mini profile feature that will help organize the mess of conversation threads. According to the company's CEO Jack Dorsey, Twitter ...

Samaa Digital
Tax revenue could miss mini-budget forecast by more than R10bn  Citizen

Corporate and personal income tax collections have slowed since October, and Eskom is a major concern. Tax revenue for the current fiscal year could fall short ...

Qatar Airways tips 'mini-Qsuite' business class for Airbus A321neo  Australian Business Traveller

Qatar Airways will launch a new business class seat on its forthcoming Airbus A321neo jets, slated for delivery in the second half of this year, with what's tipped ...

Australian Business Traveller
Top Gear drag races: Ford Fiesta ST vs Mini Cooper S  Top Gear

A supermini shoot-out as Top Gear's reigning Car of the Year 2018 - the Ford Fiesta ST - takes on a slightly heavier, slightly less powerful four-cylinder Mini ...

Top Gear
Mini wheelchair and prosthetic manufactured for Barbie dolls  Access and Mobility Professional

A small blue and chrome wheelchair is being released as an accessory alongside a new line of Barbie toys in what will be the first dolls to have visible ...

Access and Mobility Professional
Mini horse walks runway at New York Fashion Week, makes history  Fox News

She is the first horse to do so in the event's 16-year history.

Fox News
Econet Sets Aside $45 Million For Mini Solar Power Grids In Rural Areas  pindula.co.zw

Econet Energy Group (ECG) is targeting to invest $45 million in the first phase of its programme to build 100 mini solar grids across Zimbabwe. ECG will roll out ...

Vodafone bundles free Vodafone TV and Google Home Mini with premium NBN plans  finder.com.au

You'll definitely have something to watch if you sign up for a high-speed Vodafone NBN plan.

Beyond Mars, the Mini MarCO Spacecraft Fall Silent  Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The first CubeSat mission to deep space may have reached their limit, but they could inspire future NASA missions.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mini Mardi Gras event on Bradford's Ivegate  Bradford Telegraph and Argus

THE taste of New Orleans will come to Bradford's historic Ivegate as the street's "renaissance" gets underway.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus
Ramsgate Arts pupils create mini musical about their school  The Isle of Thanet News

Children at Ramsgate Arts Primary have created a mini musical that spotlights the creation of their school. Working with the arts curriculum support team, ...

The Isle of Thanet News
Mobile Mini (MINI) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript  The Motley Fool

MINI earnings call for the period ending December 31, 2018.

The Motley Fool
5G fears: Homeowners worry about mini towers in street  WPTV.com

5G cell *service* will bring higher speeds, but many people worry about new mini towers going up outside their windows.

Controversy grows as mini 5G cell towers pop up everywhere  ABC27

Mysterious orange PVC pipes are popping up in communities everywhere, stamped with the words "fiber optic".

Watch: These mini soca stars belt out their fave soca songs  Loop News Trinidad and Tobago

It's safe to say that we've been enjoying a fantastic year of soca, whether it be groovy, power, bouyon and the like. Whether you're waiting in line for your mor.

Loop News Trinidad and Tobago
A Border Patrol agent heard them speaking Spanish at a mini-mart and asked them for ID. Now they’re suing  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

Two US citizens who were asked last year by a US Border Patrol agent for their identification after he heard them speaking Spanish in a Montana convenience ...

KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis
My Mini Is Too Small But I Don't Want Something Big! What Car Should I Buy?  Jalopnik

Courtney loves her Mini Cooper for zipping around in the city. But now that her little guy is getting bigger and the car is starting to have some issues, it's time for ...

Joyrider in stolen Mini Cooper slams into two parked cars  Daily Mail

A stolen Mini Cooper was sent flying across a sleepy residential street in Wales in the early hours of Tuesday morning after it smashed into the back of a parked ...

Daily Mail
Telstra abandons planned mini mobile phone base station at Caringbah South  St George and Sutherland Shire Leader

Telstra has scrapped plans to install a mini mobile phone base station at Caringbah South following protests from residents and the intervention of Prime ...

St George and Sutherland Shire Leader
Glasgow Warriors ‘mini league’ aims to set up rousing finish to season  The Scotsman

Glasgow Warriors aim to guard against complacency during the run-in to the Pro14 regular season by treating the games in and around the Six Nations ...

The Scotsman
Packets of Mini Eggs are shrinking – but the price is only dropping by 5p  goodtoknow

According to The Grocer, all sizes of the treats will undergo a reduction of between seven and 11 per cent, while the price will only drop by 2.5 per cent.

Mini-Nukes: the Most Dangerous Weapon to Roll Off the Nuclear Assembly Line  Mintpress News

Last month, the US gov't announced that the first of a new generation of strategic nuclear weapons (mini-nukes) rolled off the assembly line.

Mintpress News
Quick Hit: Bogner Ecstasy Blue Mini  Premier Guitar

Pros: Incredible low- and mid-gain tones. Versatile EQ controls and useful EQ profiles. Cons: Would love option for a switchable boost. Street: $199. Bogner ...

Premier Guitar
Is Apple paving the way for a new budget mini iPhone?  ZDNet

Over the weekend, cut-priced versions of the iPhone SE made a brief appearance on Apple's US clearance page, before being quickly snapped up by buyers.

Burgers at these San Fernando Valley mini-mall eateries have maximum taste  LA Daily News

The resilience of the hamburger never ceases to amaze. From the bottom-feeder generic burgers of Mickey D's and Burger King, through the cult burgers of ...

LA Daily News
Combined Sales Of SNES Mini And NES Mini Likely To Surpass Lifetime Wii U Sales  Nintendo Life

If you need to be reminded just how miserable lifetime Wii U hardware sales were, Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad has shared a number of charts on Twitter ...

Nintendo Life
Florence + the Machine to go on a mini U.S. tour in 2019 with stop in Michigan  MLive.com

Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine performs at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on Monday, May 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy ...

This Officially Licensed Fighting Stick Mini Looks Perfect For Your Portable Beat 'Em Ups On Switch  Nintendo Life

Gaming accessory maker Hori has revealed the Fighting Stick Mini for Nintendo Switch, a portable control option that looks ideal for your classic beat 'em up ...

Nintendo Life
Mini baby boom births hope for right whales  Gloucester Daily Times

It appears that there has been some North Atlantic right whale whoopee going on, but whale researchers on Wednesday cautioned against viewing the recent ...

Gloucester Daily Times
Polaroid Mint Camera & Printer vs Fujifilm Instax Mini 9: Which should you buy?  iMore

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 is a popular pick for instant cameras because of it's unique and cute design, along with the flexibility of its scene options. No matter if you're ...

Digitimes: New entry-level iPad and iPad mini 5 launching in first half of 2019  9to5Mac

Apple is seemingly set to debut at least two new iOS devices in the first half of this year. Digitimes is reporting that touch-screen suppliers are gearing up to ...

Porsche Taycan fans can get a mini version through toymaker Playmobil  Teslarati

While Porsche is yet to reveal the production version of the Taycan, fans of the upcoming all-electric sedan could pick up a cool miniature version of the vehicle ...

Step into home automation with four Zoozee Mini Smart Plugs at just $8 apiece  iMore

Amazon has Zoozee's four-pack of Mini Smart Plugs on sale for just $31.97 when you enter promo code L6UFHKW6 during checkout. That'll save you $7 off the ...

Mac desktop shootout -- $3500 iMac 5K versus $1700 Mac mini  AppleInsider

The first computer that comes to mind for an Apple desktop for best performance for less than $3500 is the iMac 5K with lots of upgrades, but the Mac mini gives ...

Apple Mac mini review: Apple's cheapest Mac is perfect for creators  Mashable

Apple's Mac mini (2019) is the best Mac for budding *content* creators on a tight budget.

Retooled Strahan and Sara to Hold Mini All My Children Reunion Feb. 11  Daytime Confidential

Strahan and Sara will take us back to Pine Valley for a moment on February 11 as they hold a reunion featuring some of your favorite All My Children actors.

Daytime Confidential
Child sex charges filed against Burley man  Twin Falls Times-News

BURLEY — A man faces child sex charges after police say he abused two children, a boy and a girl, over two years.

Twin Falls Times-News
Jay Electronica Homeschools Erykah Badu's Mini-Me & Teaches World History  SOHH

Roc Nation rapper Jay Electronica is taking a unique approach to raising his child. The hip-hop veteran is reportedly homeschooling his and ex-girlfriend Erykah ...

Beating with mini baseball bat sends man to hospital; Jamestown woman charged  INFORUM

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — A Jamestown woman is charged with aggravated assault after allegedly beating and bloodying a man with a miniature baseball bat.

'Mini pigs' become growing problem as animal shelters become inundated with overgrown swine  Fox News

Animal shelters across the country are facing an influx of fully-grown pigs from owners who claimed they were duped. As it turns out, there really is no such thing ...

Fox News
Mini McGregor: Conor clone turns heads with flashy performance in Germany (VIDEO)  RT

Up and coming MMA prospect Maurice Adorf bears an uncanny resemblance to notorious UFC star Conor McGregor at an event in Germany, even going so far ...

You Can Nominate Your Favourite Player For This Year's NAB Mini Legends  Triple M

The first NAB Mini Legends for 2019 have been revealed, and you can vote for the rest of them yourself. Getty Images snapper Michael Dodge got these great ...

Triple M
Chick Fil A Valentine's Day 2019 Menu Specials - Heart Chicken Minis  Heavy.com

It's Valentine's Day 2019 and to celebrate, Chick Fil A has some heart-shaped minis on its menu. Patrons can order a 30-count Chick-fil-A Nuggets and/or a ...

2019 Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Program Call for Proposals  PRNewswire

2018 EJK Mini-Grant: Native American Youth in Oregon Carve Personal Totems During Ghas-Tv-Xvm-Dvn (Deeni language for "The Places We Go") ...

Mini reviews of 'Arctic,' 'Happy Death Day 2U' and 'Alita: Battle Angel'  Minneapolis Star Tribune

... ⋆⋆⋆ out of four stars. Rated: PG-13 for language and some bloody images. Theater: Edina. This nearly silent yet gripping survival tale set on a frozen ...

Minneapolis Star Tribune
UK weather forecast: UK to HOT UP in Valentine’s Day MINI HEATWAVE - snow and ice follow  Express.co.uk

After a freezing start to February, the mercury is set to soar on February 14 just in time for loved-up lovers on Valentine's Day. BBC Weather and the Met Office ...

Llandudno's special school to get mini bus from court award  North Wales Pioneer

LLANDUDNO's special school Ysgol Y Gogarth is to receive a mini bus thanks to the result of a court case.

North Wales Pioneer
New iPad mini and entry-level iPad are around the corner  TechCrunch

Apple has registered new iPad models in the Eurasian Economic Commission reference database. The Moscow-based commission keeps a product database ...

Hole in one for mini golf bid with work to begin next month  Gazette

WORK will begin on a controversial mini-golf course in Colchester's Castle Park in a matter of weeks.

Man killed as his mini-truck hits tree  Daily Pioneer

A man died on the spot after the mini truck, which he was driving collided with a tree near BSNL office on Thursday morning, said police sources. Police said the ...

Daily Pioneer
UK weather forecast: Met Office WARNS Valentines mini heatwave to hit UK TODAY  Express.co.uk

The Met Office forecast two days of clear skies and exceptionally above average temperatures for this time of the year. Some in Scotland could bask in sunny ...

AAXA launches P7 Mini HD DLP Pico Projector  BetaNews

Whether for business or personal use, a projector can be an invaluable tool. A portable battery-powered model in particular can create a great presentation ...

Suran Dropping New Track Next Week, Mini Album On The Way  soompi

Singer-songwriter Suran is dropping a new mini album this month. February 14, according to Suran's agency, Million Market, the singer's second mini album will ...

Best Cooling Pads for Mac Mini in 2019  iMore

If you're a pro who tends to push their Mac Mini to the limit, you might be looking for a way to keep it cool under pressure. While there aren't any cooling pads ...

Exclusive Apple coupons: $100-$200 off 2018 13" MacBook Pros; $100-$175 off 2018 Mac mini computers  AppleInsider

Just in, Apple authorized reseller Adorama has issued *fresh* discounts on current Apple hardware. Snap up triple digit savings on 2018 13-inch MacBook Pros ...

iPad mini 5, 2019 iPhones, and AirPods 2 reportedly have only minor changes  VentureBeat

Don't expect huge changes from the latest Apple phones, tablets, or earphones, despite seemingly flat sales in 2018 -- but there will be improvements.

Review: The Power of Suction Cups? Sea Sucker's Mini Bomber Bike Rack  Pinkbike.com

Each of the six vacuum mounts can hold 210 pounds, but can they hold your trust?

Hints in the latest iOS code point to new iPads, iPad Mini, iPod Touch  TechRadar

If newly unearthed code in iOS 12.2 is to be believed, Apple has quite the hardware roadmap for 2019: new iPad models are apparently on the way (maybe ...

While mini-donuts draw crowds to Nick's, the burgers steal the show.  Monterey County Weekly

Somewhere, someone at some meeting must have flicked a laser pointer at a whiteboard and declared “burgers, crepes and mini-donuts! That's a winning ...

Monterey County Weekly
New iPad Mini 5 Leaks Promote Tim Cook's Online Ambitions  Forbes

Although Apple is still to confirm an update to its iOS-powered tablets, there are more signs that an update to the iPad range is going to be happening sooner ...

Queen Elizabeth Thinks Great-Granddaughter Princess Charlotte Is Her ‘Mini-Me’ (Exclusive)  Closer Weekly

Queen Elizabeth thinks her great-granddaughter Princess Charlotte is her royal "mini-me" — get the exclusive details!

Closer Weekly

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The Mini is a small economy car produced by the English-based British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2000. The original is considered an icon of 1960s British popular culture. Its space-saving transverse engine front-wheel drive layout – allowing 80 percent of the area of the car's floorpan to be used for passengers and luggage – influenced a generation of car makers. In 1999 the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century, behind the Ford Model T, and ahead of the Citroën DS and Volkswagen Beetle.This distinctive two-door car was designed for BMC by Sir Alec Issigonis. It was manufactured at the Longbridge and Cowley plants in England, the Victoria Park/Zetland British Motor Corporation (Australia) factory in Sydney, Australia, and later also in Spain (Authi), Belgium, Chile, Italy (Innocenti), Malta, Portugal, South Africa, Uruguay, Venezuela and Yugoslavia. The Mini Mark I had three major UK updates – the Mark II, the Clubman and the Mark III. Within these was a series of variations, including an estate car, a pick-up truck, a van and the Mini Moke, a jeep-like buggy.The performance versions, the Mini Cooper and Cooper "S", were successful as both race and rally cars, winning the Monte Carlo Rally in 1964, 1965 and 1967. In 1966, the first-placed Mini (along with nine other cars) was disqualified after the finish, under a controversial decision that the car's headlights were against the rules.On its introduction in August 1959 the Mini was marketed under the Austin and Morris names, as the Austin Seven and Morris Mini-Minor. The Austin Seven was renamed Austin Mini in January 1962 and Mini became a marque in its own right in 1969. In 1980 it once again became the Austin Mini and in 1988 just "Mini" (although the "Rover" badge was applied on some models exported to Japan).BMW acquired the Rover Group (formerly British Leyland) in 1994, and sold the greater part of it in 2000, but retained the rights to build cars using the MINI name.