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Airstrike to cripple Syria's chemical weapons: Pentagon Agencies

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Or perhaps there would need to be a series of violations, as was the case before 7 April, prior to any U.S. action. "A significant body of information including intelligence indicates the Syrian regime is responsible for this latest attack and we know that the Syrian regime has a track record of using chemical weapons against its own people", said Karen Pierce, UK Ambassador to UN. Read More »

Facebook sued over facial recognition technology

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Beyond saying that Facebook gave users no notice, the suit also charges that Facebook did not give those on its platform any information about how long the data would be held, also required by the BIPA . Facebook is believed to have a collection of face data far greater than law enforcement authorities, and some have anxious about it potentially being used to identify people in public spaces such as at protests. Read More »

Romaine From Yuma Linked to E-Coli

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Montana epidemiologist Rachel Hinnenkamp said via email that those with symptoms of an E. coli infection should consult with their health care provider, “write down what you ate in the week before you became ill, report your illness to your local health department, and assist public health investigators by answering questions about your illness.”. Read More »

Mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles could help end global plastic crisis

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As the researchers were using the 3D information of this stucture to understand how it works, they inadvertently engineered an enzyme that is better still at degrading the plastic than the one that evolved in nature. The findings are reported in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . A high definition 3D model of the enzyme was created, using the powerful x-ray beamline at Diamond Light Source in Oxfordshire. Read More »

Advertising chief Sir Martin Sorrell steps down after 33 years

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On April 3rd the board of the company appointed an independent counsel to investigate the response to an allegation of personal misconduct against Sir Martin Sorrell . Sorrell is a titan of British business who was named the world's second-best performing CEO in 2017 by the Harvard Business Review. Present in 112 countries, WPP serves clients including Ford, Unilever, P&G and a string of major corporations around the world. Read More »

Embiid says 'pretty good chance' he's back by Game 2 or 3

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ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reported that all Embiid had to do to clear concussion protocol was prove he could withstand contact. And if they take a commanding 2-0 series lead while potentially getting him back for Game 3? "Unless something remarkable happens, Dan, I don't plan on him playing in Game 1". Read More »

Roy inspires Daredevils to extend Indians' misery

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Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma didn't open for the home side with Suryakumar Yadav stepping in for the skipper along with Evin Lewis. On Saturday, April 14, 2018, it's a doubleheader, the first game of the Indian Premier League will be played between the Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils at 4:00 PM India time . Read More »

IPL 2018: Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Match Preview And Prediction

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Sunrisers Hyderabad needs 139 runs to win from 20 Overs. Dinesh Karthik brought in debutant Tom Curran in place of Mitchell Johnson and the move didn't quite pay the dividends as he would've liked. SRH will want the other batsmen to step up to the occasion and make things easy for their skipper. The wicket straight after the rain break was a bonus and SRH did not look back after that. Read More »

Salah nominated for PFA Players' Player of the Year award

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With 12 assists and nine goals in the league alone, the German winger is on course to register double figures in both by the time the season comes to a close. A Premier League great undoubtedly, the 32-year-old is still going strong in his eighth season with the Sky Blues. Chelsea midfielder, N'Golo Kante, won the 2016/2017 player of the year award, while Tottenham's Dele Alli was voted best young player for the second season in a row. Read More »

Judge Extends Evidence Deadline For Cohen Team On Attorney-Client Privilege

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A NY federal district court spokesman says there will be a hearing related to the search warrant executed this week for records belonging to President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen . Hendon, who said Trump hired her on Wednesday evening, urged Wood not to decide who gets first shot to review seized documents until after she files a brief by Sunday night. Read More »

Masabi and Uber enter ride-sharing and transit ticketing partnership

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The company is launching a new vehicle rental service on its app, giving Uber's users access to a auto for short needs like a daytime field trip or picking up groceries. Uber plans to add several new safety features this summer. But we've heard feedback from the cities we operate in that access to some of our aggregated data could help inform transport policy and future investments. Read More »

Volkswagen to replace HR chief with Gunnar Kilian -…

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Blessing's removal will be part of a broader reshuffle that could affect other senior executives, the source said. Volkswagen announced the CEO change on Tuesday in a short and cryptic statement, abruptly ending the reign of Mueller who took over at VW a week after it was plunged into its biggest-ever corporate scandal. Read More »

Koreas Hold Preparatory Talks Ahead of Landmark Summit

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South Korean officials have said the summit will focus on North Korea's nuclear disarmament, although the North hasn't confirmed this through its state-run media. "The U.S. White House's purposeful attempts to undermine the viability of the Kim Jong Un regime and the demonstration of its readiness for the removal of the North Korean leadership through the use of force are pushing Pyongyang towards adventurist steps". Read More »

Crude oil prices dip slightly

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At 1005 GMT, ICE June Brent crude futures were at $67.92/b, up a touch from Monday's $67.64/b settle, while the NYMEX May light sweet crude contract was at $63.27/b, against Monday's $63.01/b settle. Oil prices were modestly higher on Thursday, helped by gains in USA equities markets as trade tensions between China and the United States eased, but the advance was limited by strength in the dollar.S. Read More »

Fed raises rates on Powell's debut, ups GDP forecast

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Two more quarter-point rate increases are expected for the rest of this year, easing worries that one additional hike might be in the cards. Seven officials projected at least four quarter-point hikes would be appropriate this year, while eight expected three or fewer increases to be warranted. Read More »

UK's May decries gender pay gap as 'burning injustice'

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Companies with more than 250 members of staff have until midnight to publish the average earnings of men and women, or they may face unlimited fines. It "encourages women to speak to their colleagues and bosses about the need to tackle gender pay gaps", says The Independent , and "advises that they join a trade union and set up a women's network at work". Read More »

Intel Core i9-8950HK: The company's most powerful laptop chip yet

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The Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost feature is supported on Intel® Core™ i9-8950HK and Intel® Xeon® Processor E-2186M and is created to increase performance of both multi-threaded and single-threaded workloads. All these new " Coffee Lake " processors also support Intel Optane memory , delivering higher performance and responsiveness without compromising storage capacity. Read More »

In Case You Forgot, Trump Still Hates Amazon

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He also notes how they "use our Postal System as their delivery boy (causing tremendous loss to the U.S.) and are putting thousands or retailers out of business!" Trump tweeted early on Thursday. "And that's about half of their sales", he said. He called the tech giant a "no-tax monopoly" a year ago, adding that it was doing great damage to other retailers. Read More »

Tracking morning showers Friday with temps in the near 60s

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The extended outlook has more rain and thunderstorms on Tuesday as another strong cold front pushes through the state. The almost zonal flow aloft remains with us for Easter Sunday promising another fine day with a few more clouds as a weak front dissipates to our north. Read More »

Apple CEO Tim Cook Criticizes Facebook's Approach to Privacy

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When asked what he would do if he were Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg , the executive said: " I wouldn't be in this situation ". "I think the best regulation is no regulation, is self-regulation", Cook said to Recode and MSNBC . "Cook also took a swipe at Amazon's Jeffrey P. Bezos when Chris Hayes asked the former Amazon's much-publicized search for a location for its new campus". Read More »

Why Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Is Tearing Up the Windows Business

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As part of the reorganization, Jason Zander becomes executive VP of Azure with the Windows platform team joining him. And after 21 years, Microsoft Executive Vice President Terry Myerson will leave the company. (Microsoft officials have predicted the company could have two-thirds of its Office users in the cloud by its fiscal 2019 .) Now, it's trying to do something similar for Windows with Microsoft 365: Create a bundle of cloud services anchored by Windows 10 that will provide the ... Read More »

Jaguar and Waymo join forces to build driverless I-Pace

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Waymo, the company that grew of out of Google's self-driving vehicle project, announced a deal to buy up to 20,000 electric cars over the next two years, a move that shows the scope of its ambition when it comes to driverless ride-hailing services. Read More »

Uber exits South-East Asia market with sale to Singapore-based rival

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In the meantime, Uber will still be operational for the next two weeks. New entrants and the strength of second-place regional players such as Lyft Inc.in the US have complicated those efforts. The deal includes the sale of all of Uber's operations in the region including food delivery business Uber Eats . The firms have said the deal will benefit customers but there are warnings that the deal will lead to higher prices for consumers. Read More »

Google snaps up Tenor as GIF searches explode

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On Tuesday, the search giant said it's acquiring Tenor , a platform for searching for GIFs on Android , iOS and desktop. As rivals tried all sorts of different things to enhance search results and gain an edge, Google has always been as good as it gets in terms of simplicity. Read More »

Dow closes more than 300 points lower

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Tuesday represented the biggest one-day percentage decline for both the Dow and the Nasdaq since February 8, but only the biggest for the S&P since Friday. When bond yields decline it can bring down interest rates on mortgages and other loans, making them less profitable for banks. PG&E gained $1.07, or 2.5 percent, to $43.94. Read More »

Huawei's New P20 and P20 Pro Come with Flagship Specs and Notches

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Admittedly, they are smaller than what's on, say, the iPhone X , but there's still no real reason to follow this trend unless you have to be like everyone else. Many manufacturers have put the fingerprint sensor on the back, which works fine if you have the phone in your hand. And with artificial intelligence, the phone can even tell if you're eating a Chinese, or chowing down on some dessert. Read More »

Wife jailed after smacking husband in head over forgetting anniversary

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Bulandshahr: A woman was publicly beaten up by her husband on a village panchayat's orders for allegedly eloping with another man in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr city. Police said O'Riley was last seen after informing others that she was going to Tobago. The couple stayed at Lodhi's relatives' house in a different village. Read More »

Mass protests against Macron reform plans as strikes hit trains, air travel

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Apart from Paris , news reports said that violent clashes also broke out in the French city of Nantes. Trade unions of the National Society of Railroads ( SNCF ) and officials of the public sector lead the mobilizations registered in dozens of French citioes and which affect sectors like air transport, railroads, schools and hospitals. Read More »

Fire Erupts at Dublin Hotel Used for Temporary Homeless Housing

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The building was evacuated and no injuries were reported at the time of writing. Dublin Fire Brigade said eight fire engines, specialist fire-fighting equipment and paramedics were at the scene. The hotel had been used as emergency accommodation for some of Dublin's homeless. "Fire services are now dealing with a building on fire, Gardaí are at scene". Read More »

China trade war over tariffs sends global markets crashing

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China claimed that the slides back its stance. The U.S. currency briefly rebounded to around ¥105.10 later, supported by Japanese importers' routine purchases, traders said. Last year, the United States imported $506 billion in goods from China. "We don't want any trade war with anyone", Cui was quoted. But Ni Feng, deputy director of the Institute of American Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing , said there was no doubt the situation was "deteriorating". Read More »