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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrives for first official visit British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrives for first official visit
- July 24, 2017

His agenda includes unveiling the United Kingdom war memorial in Wellington's Pukeahu National war memorial and a visit to Kaikoura . Johnson entered with Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy and Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee, and military personnel stood to attention and a band played God Save the Queen. (more...)
Sensing Weakness, Uber's Asian Rivals Make $2.5 Billion Play Sensing Weakness, Uber's Asian Rivals Make $2.5 Billion Play
- July 24, 2017

In Southeast Asia, it's waging a costly war against not just Grab but also Go-Jek , which is holding its own on its home turf of Indonesia. Grab, the Singapore-based ride-sharing company competing with Uber for dominance in Southeast Asia, said on Monday that it expected to raise $2.5 billion in a new fund-raising round, in part with the help of the onetime major Uber competitor Didi Chuxing, which outmaneuvered its American rival in China. (more...)
Trump Accuses GOP Of Defending Obamacare Status Quo Trump Accuses GOP Of Defending Obamacare Status Quo
- July 24, 2017

Unusual also said that Trump declared Obamacare to be a "corpse". Rand Paul's, R-Kentucky, and Susan Collins' , R-Maine, earlier announcements - killed the chances of getting on to McConnell's repeal-and-replace bill directly. Not only that, but as with all other things health care-related these days, it is likely to change in the near future. Bottom line: Health-care experts and political analysts say if a bill that could pass the Senate as the Senate stands now, it probably ... (more...)
NASA issues safety tips to view solar eclipse NASA issues safety tips to view solar eclipse
- July 24, 2017

The total path of totality of the eclipse on Aug 21, 2017, is 70 miles and it stretches from OR to SC. On Monday, the day of the eclipse, hours are 10 a.m. In other words, people here in the Triad will need special glasses. Hopkinsville is on the center line for one of the longest times of total eclipse in the nation. (more...)
'Arrow' Season 6 Trailer Teases Who Survived to See Another Day 'Arrow' Season 6 Trailer Teases Who Survived to See Another Day
- July 24, 2017

The difference today being that we can confirm that one is, in fact, Richard Dragon, who'll be played by Michael Emerson . Arrow , which formerly aired Wednesday nights at 8:00pm ET/PT on The CW , will move to Thursday nights at 9:00pm ET/PT when season six premieres October 12. (more...)
Possible melted fuel seen for first time at Fukushima plant Possible melted fuel seen for first time at Fukushima plant
- July 24, 2017

In a brief statement quoted by BBC News , a TEPCO spokesman said that the melted nuclear fuel could be Fukushima's first " highly likely " evidence of such a substance since the 2011 disaster. The search for melted fuel in the two other reactors has so far been unsuccessful because of damage and extremely high radiation levels. It is believed that a large part of the reactor's uranium dioxide and MOX (a mixture of uranium and plutonium oxide) rods melted as a result of the accident and ... (more...)
LG to provide L-shaped batteries for iPhone 9 LG to provide L-shaped batteries for iPhone 9
- July 23, 2017

To accommodate such a demand, LG has reportedly invested "hundreds of billions" of won in battery manufacturing facilities that will begin mass production early next year, Korea Economic Daily report added. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. now owns 52,014 shares of the iPhone maker's stock valued at $7,490,000 after buying an additional 2,558 shares in the last quarter. (more...)
Nolan makes a war masterpiece Nolan makes a war masterpiece
- July 23, 2017

This map was designed around the new grass and foliage system, which makes it where visibility and positioning play a huge role in attempting to attain and maintain an advantageous position over the enemy. This is a true ensemble piece where they all matter. A second story involves Mark Rylance , playing a civilian captain. He begins on the beach but also takes us up into the clouds with two Royal Air Force pilots who are trying to provide air cover for the evacuation fleet. (more...)
Watch Facebook Live video of man's wild drive on Clearwater Beach, Florida Watch Facebook Live video of man's wild drive on Clearwater Beach, Florida
- July 22, 2017

No beachgoers were injured. Hall told reporters at a news conference that Ryan Stiles eventually came to a dead end where he had to make a decision - drive his black SUV into the water or surrender. A friend of Stiles made the first call to police. Hall said all indications were that Stiles had been drinking . Once he realized there was no way out, Stiles started swigging from a bottle of Canadian Mist whiskey as he told the camera the police had blown out his tires and the ... (more...)
Andy Rubin's overhyped and underdelivered Essential phone out 'in a few weeks' Andy Rubin's overhyped and underdelivered Essential phone out 'in a few weeks'
- July 22, 2017

Now the former Googler has taken to Twitter to plead patience from those hoping to get the first-gen phone in their hands before the summer is out. From Rubin's statement it appears work on the phone has now been completed and there's no unresolved hardware or software flaw holding things up. (more...)
Nokia 2 Entry-Level Smartphone Leaked in an Image Nokia 2 Entry-Level Smartphone Leaked in an Image
- July 22, 2017

This is basically to show the difference between the two smartphones. Actual images have popped up on Baidu forums , with the poster claiming they're images of a Nokia 8 prototype. While, the Nokia 3 is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek 6737 processor. It is reportedly planning to release a few handsets, including the Nokia 2 in the next few months. (more...)
Reliance Jio, incumbent telcos clash at Trai open house Reliance Jio, incumbent telcos clash at Trai open house
- July 22, 2017

In response to Airtel's and Idea's changes to increase the IUC charges, Reliance Jio alleged that both the telecom operators had made excess recovery of around Rs 1.2 lakh crore in Interconnection Usage Charges (IUC ) over the actual cost of termination in the last five years, dismissing claims that they are incurring losses due to the reduction in call connect charges. (more...)
Keeping an Eye on Earnings for Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS) Keeping an Eye on Earnings for Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS)
- July 22, 2017

Sit Investment Associates Inc. now owns 278,730 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer's stock worth $26,744,000 after buying an additional 4,375 shares during the period. On average, equities research analysts expect that Skyworks Solutions, Inc . will post $6.32 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, August 29th. (more...)
Vodafone revenues dip as India stabilises Vodafone revenues dip as India stabilises
- July 22, 2017

In the three months to the end of June, underlying service revenue rose 2.2% year-on-year to €10.3bn (£9.2bn, $12bn), driven higher by growth across all markets except the United Kingdom and India. The telco also nearly managed to hold on to its average revenue per user ( ARPU ) at Rs 141, compared with Rs 142 in the previous quarter. The company has slowly been fusing its operations. (more...)
India's Sensex hits 32000; Reliance Industries, Wipro rally India's Sensex hits 32000; Reliance Industries, Wipro rally
- July 22, 2017

The RIL stock made a fresh nine-year high on the back of encouraging Q1 FY18 results and Annual General Meeting announcements by its Chairman Mukesh Ambani . The most valuable telecom company as of now, Bharti Airtel slipped almost 4% just after the announcement to the day's low of Rs 403 while Idea Cellular fell as much as 7.01% to Rs 88.2 on BSE . (more...)
Food served by Indian Railways' catering services unfit for consumption: CAG report Food served by Indian Railways' catering services unfit for consumption: CAG report
- July 22, 2017

The report draws from the inspection of selected 74 stations and 80 trains, and the findings will be tabled in the Parliament today. "A policy of zero tolerance towards bad quality of food served to passengers and overcharging is being followed and during the last six months, seven contracts have been terminated on account of poor quality of food served", the statement said. (more...)
Civilian killed in 'army firing' in Kashmir Civilian killed in 'army firing' in Kashmir
- July 22, 2017

The latter opened fire hitting two youth identified as Tanveer Ahmed Pala and Muhammad Ibrahim Wani, the former in the head. "As per initial information received today a Foot Patrol of army was returning to its camp and near Beerwah some miscreants pelted stones on them", said a police spokesman. (more...)
Balaji Telefilms Zooms Nearly 9% On RIL Stake Buy Nod Balaji Telefilms Zooms Nearly 9% On RIL Stake Buy Nod
- July 22, 2017

If somebody would have invested Rs 10,000 in the year 1977, the amount would now cross Rs1 crore mark in the year 2017. A Bloomberg survey of six analysts had projected the net profit to come in at 76.3 billion rupees. Revenue from the media business fell 8.8% to Rs. 321 crore with a negative EBIT of Rs. 41 crore. Reliance's revenue for Q1FY18 was Rs 90,537 crore, up almost 27% from Rs 71,451 crore during the same quarter of the previous fiscal. (more...)
Ghost Recon: Wildlands Getting a PvP Open Beta Soon Ghost Recon: Wildlands Getting a PvP Open Beta Soon
- July 22, 2017

There's been no official PvP mode in Ghost Recon: Wildlands since it launched, but Ubisoft has plans to change that with the Ghost War add-on later this year. Everyone will be able to check out the new player-versus-player mode in Ghost Recon Wildlands before it releases this fall. Ghost War will reportedly sport large maps that challenge players to contend with unsafe terrain and weather conditions in addition to enemy players. (more...)
YouTube redirects ISIS recruits to anti-terrorist videos YouTube redirects ISIS recruits to anti-terrorist videos
- July 22, 2017

YouTube officially calls it the Redirect Method , because in a nutshell, when a user searches for certain keywords, it can redirect them to videos that can counter extremists and terrorist propaganda claims. YouTube will also work in collaboration with non-governmental organizations to develop new content created to handle violent extremist messaging "at different parts of the radicalization funnel". (more...)