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Ryan vows to undo Obama drilling plan Ryan vows to undo Obama drilling plan
- November 19, 2016

The details were confirmed by people familiar with the plan who were not authorized to speak publicly before it is issued, something that is expected within days. The plan, released on Friday, puts most of most of the Arctic Ocean off-limits to oil and gas drilling for the next five years - but climate hawks wanted it to go further, protecting all of the Arctic. (more...)
Facebook is doing a $6 billion stock buyback
- November 19, 2016

Facebook's cash and marketable securities in the company's most recent quarter swelled to $26.2 billion, up significantly from its $18.4 billion in the year-ago quarter. Facebook will be conducting an external search for Mr. Athwal's replacement, according to a person familiar with the matter. Athwal has spent almost nine years at the company and was formerly the director of revenue at Yahoo. (more...)
Mozilla wraps single Firefox private tab into new Focus browser for iOS Mozilla wraps single Firefox private tab into new Focus browser for iOS
- November 18, 2016

Firefox Focus is available from the App Store . It's being billed as the flawless browser for the times when users don't want to leave a record on their phone. This means they don't have to change any settings to block them. It is a simple browser - no tabs, no menus, no pop-ups. Now rebranded as Firefox Focus , it has the ability to navigate to webpages and not much else. (more...)
Pluto's frozen heart may hide slushy underground ocean
- November 17, 2016

Boy was he wrong. For decades scientists have theorized how that ice might act as an insulator, preserving vestiges of warmth and moisture deep within Pluto and other objects so far from the Sun. "It's like taping quarters to a frisbee", Keane says. "You'll break the egg". This animation shows how Pluto reoriented in response to volatile ices filling Sputnik Planitia. (more...)
NASA astronaut on verge of becoming oldest woman to fly into space
- November 17, 2016

EST (2020 GMT, or 2:20 a.m. November 18 Baikonur time). In the same time NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, Oleg Novitskiy (Roscosmos) and Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) are still preparing for launch and passing last medical test. (more...)
We didn't make up global warming We didn't make up global warming
- November 17, 2016

Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush ― not the Chinese ― who started the conversation about global warming. Liu, whose country emits more greenhouse gas than any other country, promised that China would uphold its part of the Paris Agreement. (more...)
Tinder: Transgender Options Now Available on Dating App Tinder: Transgender Options Now Available on Dating App
- November 16, 2016

They can also choose for their profile to appear in search categories that best match their identity. "Six months ago we discovered that the transgender community on Tinder was experiencing some harassment on the platform", Rad says. There were reports of matches coming back, and some users on downdetector.com said it happened after they logged out and logged back in several times . (more...)
Giuliani the favorite as Trump weighs secretary of state Giuliani the favorite as Trump weighs secretary of state
- November 16, 2016

After slamming Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server as Secretary of State, Vice President-elect Mike Pence is now tied up in a battle over transparency in his own email usage. Pence also signed a measure in March 2016 prohibiting abortions performed on the basis of a fetus' race, disability or gender. Any doctors performing abortions for those reasons were subject to discipline and could be sued for wrongful death, as well. (more...)
Tinder just became transgender-friendly with important new update Tinder just became transgender-friendly with important new update
- November 16, 2016

A new update from Tinder is embracing the transgender community, moving away from the binary male/female fields to allow users to instead describe their gender if they wish. Today, Tinder introduced a new update that expands the platform's gender options. Before today, people on Tinder only had two options for their gender: male and female. (more...)
Trump looking at fast ways to quit global climate deal Trump looking at fast ways to quit global climate deal
- November 15, 2016

Since Trump was chosen, governments ranging from China to small island states have reaffirmed support for the 2015 Paris Agreement at 200-nation climate talks running until November 18 in Marrakesh, Morocco. He underscored that China has donated a considerable amount of materials to developing countries to help them address climate change issues according to their own requirements, such as energy saving lamps and clean cooking stoves. (more...)
2016 set to break heat record despite slowdown in emissions 2016 set to break heat record despite slowdown in emissions
- November 15, 2016

The report , from researchers at the University of East Anglia and the Global Carbon Project, found that the world has slowed its annual growth rate of emissions from about 2.3 percent per year prior to 2013 down to a projected 0.2 percent in 2016. (more...)
Bernie Sanders doesn't rule out 2020 White House run
- November 14, 2016

Second, the mainstream media would protect the Democratic Party establishment and Clinton. It's impossible to know for sure, but evidence suggests Sanders might have fared better than Clinton. Clinton simply didn't offer almost enough on the economy to American workers. On Tuesday, Republicans picked up additional legislative chambers, and continued to make gains in state houses, with 24 states now having the "trifecta" control of both houses of the state legislature and the governor's ... (more...)
Lorenzo wins Valencia Grand Prix in Yamaha swansong Lorenzo wins Valencia Grand Prix in Yamaha swansong
- November 14, 2016

Jorge Lorenzo broke his own track record on Saturday to claim pole position for the season-ending Valencia Moto Grand Prix. Lorenzo was nearly four tenths of a second quicker than team-mate Valentino Rossi in the opening session by clocking one minute 31.045 seconds at the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana. (more...)
Mexico is likely to be the country most affected by Trump's policies
- November 12, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump once said, "I will build a great, great wall on our southern border". NAFTA has been a cornerstone of Mexican economic policy since it took effect in 1994. Mexico's ambassador to Washington, Carlos Sada, said at an event in Los Angeles last month that Trump had dealt a blow to the United States' image south of the border and stirred up historic resentment. (more...)
SYL verdict: Punjab ka paani kahin nahi jaayga, says Parkash Singh Badal SYL verdict: Punjab ka paani kahin nahi jaayga, says Parkash Singh Badal
- November 11, 2016

The ruling will gather significance with assembly elections slated early next year in Punjab and political parties wooing farmers in the state. Haryana had revived the long-pending Reference after the Punjab Cabinet gave the green signal for tabling the Punjab Sutlej Yamuna Link Canal (Rehabilitation and Re-vesting of Proprietary Rights) Bill, 2016, in the State Assembly. (more...)
S.Africa wants to work with United States in promoting peace S.Africa wants to work with United States in promoting peace
- November 11, 2016

Mr Zuma, who was not in the assembly, won with 214 lawmakers voting against the motion, while 126 voted in favour and one abstained, a result that mirrored his victory in March. The report raised fresh allegations of misconduct in Zuma's administration. Opposition parties were unanimous in their voice that Zuma's time was up, and called on ANC MPs to vote against him. (more...)
Share your Instagram stories with specific people Share your Instagram stories with specific people
- November 11, 2016

Instagram has just released three new features to its Stories that show that the brand is unique enough to stand on its own. Perhaps the biggest new feature is the ability to add links to Stories that can be viewed by users without leaving Instagram . (more...)
California High School Students March To Protest Trump Win California High School Students March To Protest Trump Win
- November 11, 2016

UC Berkeley political science chair Eric Schickler compared Trump's election to President Barack Obama's in 2008, calling it an even more divisive victory. "He's said terrible things to people of all different kinds", Duncan said. Anti-Trump protests were also in Portland. Teachers and administrators accompanied students as they gathered in the courtyard of Berkeley High School and marched to nearby University of California , Berkeley , to protest the election of Trump. (more...)
Protests break out following election results
- November 10, 2016

Nicholas Elliot, a student at Washington's Georgetown University, said he was elated about Trump's election. Burress says classes were still going on for students who wanted to attend. There were no immediate arrests. In San Francisco, demonstrators angry at the election of Donald Trump, also protested a GOP Party held inside the Twitter building in San Francisco. (more...)
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s (WMT) Stock Under Consideration
- November 10, 2016

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) now has mean rating of 2.70 while 5 analysts have commented the shares as "BUY", 4 recommended as "OUTPERFORM" and 17 commented as "HOLD". The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. They now have a Dollars 75 price target on the stock. (more...)
NYPD stepping up security with both candidates in NYC for Election Night NYPD stepping up security with both candidates in NYC for Election Night
- November 09, 2016

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and city authorities said Monday some city streets will be closed Tuesday to secure midtown Manhattan. "The deployment is an all-out effort for public safety as well as counterterrorism". Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. NYPD supervisors and officials from the city Board of Elections also will be on hand. (more...)
Report of different Samsung phone model exploding Report of different Samsung phone model exploding
- November 08, 2016

The South Korean technology company has recalled the Galaxy Note 7 worldwide, giving two options to the consumers - either exchange with the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge or a full refund before December 3. Bouyirdane says she will sue the company. In addition, Samsung's consumer electronics such as refrigerator will also utilize artificial intelligence service as well. (more...)
Samsung to offer digital assistant service in Galaxy S8
- November 08, 2016

Samsung on Friday announced a formal recall of 2.8 million top-load washing machines - more than a month after the United States government first issued a warning that the machines are unsafe. "Our priority is to reduce any safety risks in the home and to provide our customers with easy and simple choices in response to the recall", said John Herrington, a Samsung senior vice president, in the statement . (more...)
California braces for high election turnout, voter confusion California braces for high election turnout, voter confusion
- November 08, 2016

But Democrats point to another set of early voting numbers to encourage their prospects. And around 6 p.m. "We like to have an election in which voters vote". "We're just not seeing that", he said. What time can I vote? Once inside, the line snakes several times before voters finally get to the touch screen booths. (more...)
Holding off the robot swarm in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Holding off the robot swarm in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
- November 05, 2016

According to Activision support website, anybody who buys the game from the Windows store will not be able to play the remastered version of Modern Warfare and Infinite Warfare with other players. Given the campaign's accomplishments in space combat, it's puzzling that no effort was made to replicate its zero-G sensations in Infinite Warfare's multiplayer. (more...)
Josh Rosen out for UCLA season with shoulder injury Josh Rosen out for UCLA season with shoulder injury
- November 05, 2016

On offense, the Buffaloes have fared well against UCLA the last two seasons, rolling up 1,054 total yards. It's not "fun" to take the under in a late night game on a weekday, but it's the right move here. Freshman Steven Montez took over for the last two drives of the half, the first of which ended with an interception. It's hard to see Colorado moving up very much given the way the team played. (more...)
MacBook Pro Repair Costs Will Break Your Heart MacBook Pro Repair Costs Will Break Your Heart
- November 01, 2016

The event revealed the announcement of the latest MacBook Pro with the nostalgia of the company's original product "hello" that came in 1984. Users have been advised to take care of their new MacBook Pro laptops as damaging the Touch Bar will stop them from quickly accessing some of the commands which they had to input manually in the traditional keyboard. (more...)
Pirate Party finds modest treasure buried in Iceland election Pirate Party finds modest treasure buried in Iceland election
- October 31, 2016

The Independence Party rose to 30.3 per cent from 26.7 per cent in 2013, while coalition partner, the Progressive Party, slumped to 10.6 per cent from 24.4 per cent, according to a partial 35 per cent count. The Pirates and the Greens had earlier agreed to form a coalition of the three left-wing opposition parties if their votes were to collectively obtain a majority after the election. (more...)
Jackson's Late TD Pass Tops Virginia Jackson's Late TD Pass Tops Virginia
- October 31, 2016

Jackson has now been responsible for 38 touchdowns this season and remains within striking distance of the FBS single-season record of 63 touchdowns set by Hawaii's Colt Brennan in 2006. Jackson aside, Louisville, while full of talent, isn't the most resilient team in the nation. It capped an eight-play, 75-yard drive that took 104 seconds. (more...)
Bryan Cranston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne whirls Norton Show Bryan Cranston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne whirls Norton Show
- October 30, 2016

The Graham Norton show is certainly not disappointing us this week, the couch is packed with A-list stars. Performing one of his favourite childhood magic tricks, Redmayne presented "a totally ordinary coloring book", explaining he used to watch British magician Paul Daniels "on telly every Saturday night". (more...)
Apple raises prices in Britain due to pound's drop Apple raises prices in Britain due to pound's drop
- October 30, 2016

Simply walk into a room filled with notebooks and you can spot there and then who is using Apple's notebook. Even though the company did not give reasons for this change, it can be assumed from Cook's previous launches of devices, features and services that he meant to change the Apple that Jobs had created in order to suit the company's future. (more...)
Landmark deal to protect Antarctic ocean
- October 30, 2016

The deal, put together by New Zealand and the United States, became a reality after Russian Federation - the last country holding out on the creation of the protected area - agreed to the move. But there are concerns that overfishing and climate change are having significant impacts on their numbers. In coming years, WWF will continue to push for the Ross Sea to become a marine protected area (MPA), protected in perpetuity. (more...)
Old City near Epicenter Hard Hit by Italy Quake Old City near Epicenter Hard Hit by Italy Quake
- October 30, 2016

It was "miraculous" no deaths had been reported, Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said. Residents already rattled by a constant trembling of the earth rushed into piazzas and streets after being roused from bed by Sunday's 7:40am (local time) quake. (more...)
Early voting: More good signs for Clinton in key states Early voting: More good signs for Clinton in key states
- October 29, 2016

Assistive voting equipment is available at all in-person absentee voting locations. The early voting totals are largely in favor of Hillary Clinton across the board. It's more than a right, it's a duty. It said the machines were tested before the election and are recalibrated each day before voting begins. We hope all this loose talk does not in any way suppress the vote. (more...)
Mostly sunny skies for your Friday Mostly sunny skies for your Friday
- October 29, 2016

Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the low 60s. A cold front will arrive late Saturday bringing more seasonable temperatures to the area on Sunday . Monday: Sunny, with a high near 86. Monday night .Mostly clear. Low in the lower 60s. Tonight: Mostly cloudy , with a 20 percent chance of isolated showers between 1 and 5 a.m. (more...)
Analyst Research Roundup: E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC), SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU) Analyst Research Roundup: E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC), SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU)
- October 28, 2016

ATR value of company was 0.44 and Relative Strength Index (RSI) was 45.24. Moreover, Susquehanna Intll Gru Limited Liability Partnership has 0% invested in Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) for 13,608 shares. The investment management firm now holds 112,468 shares of Chemical Financial Corporation which is valued at $4,917,101, the company said in a statement filed on Oct 21, 2016 with the SEC.Chemical Financial Corporation makes up approximately 3.24% of Longfellow Investment ... (more...)
Verizon acquires Vessel, will shut it down on October 31 Verizon acquires Vessel, will shut it down on October 31
- October 28, 2016

As for Vessel subscribers, Tom said annual subscribers will get a prorated refund, and all customers will get October free. "When we examined and evaluated all that the Vessel team has executed to date and their technical strengths in areas of content discovery, recommendation, OTT subscription management and user experience management we were able to identify a number of ways this was a smart pairing", said Chip Canter , GM of Verizon Entertainment. (more...)
Missing 7-month-old boy found safe; mother arrested Missing 7-month-old boy found safe; mother arrested
- October 26, 2016

Ashley was carrying the baby in a duffle bag, and she was taken into custody after a brief struggle, Crum said. She said Ashley made threats during her visitations to take the child back. CHP Officer Juan Leon said the sheriff's office likely requested an Amber Alert to broaden the search for Hannah and the infant after investigators exhausted their search efforts in the Guerneville and Sonoma County area. (more...)
What would an AT&T - Time Warner merger mean for everyday consumers?
- October 25, 2016

AT&T and Time Warner couldn't be immediately reached for comment. Speaking of the future, the company noted that "the future of mobile is video, and the future of video is mobile". Time Warner Cable has since merged with Charter to become Spectrum, and Time Warner's focus has been on premium TV, including TNT and CNN, HBO and Warner Bros. (more...)
Twitter, Spotify, other top websites shut in DDOS attack
- October 22, 2016

AFP gathered that the outages, which affected mostly the east coast of the USA, have now been resolved - about some hours ago. "DNS traffic resolved from east coast name server locations are experiencing a service degradation or intermittent interruption during this time ", Hilton added . (more...)