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Tesla's new model as fast as Ferrari, Porsche
- August 24, 2016

The new increases in speed only come with the 100 kWh battery pack, Tesla says, so cars with smaller batteries will not be able to upgrade unless they get a new battery as well. Tesla says this makes it the third fastest accelerating production auto ever, second only to the limited-run LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder two-seaters (neither of which you can buy new today). (more...)
Donald Trump airs 1st NC ad, while Hillary Clinton airs her latest
- August 24, 2016

Those revelations included an Associated Press report from Thursday, which revealed Manafort's firm orchestrated a covert USA lobbying operation on the party's behalf. Time is running short for Trump to catch up. People who were still mucking out their homes, in some instances, came out to wave at the motorcade with gloved hands dirty from their house-gutting work. (more...)
With Bolt leaving, Olympic track starts search for new faces With Bolt leaving, Olympic track starts search for new faces
- August 24, 2016

Bolt has said he will hang up his spikes after next year's world championships in London. "We spoke quickly", she said. In one picture, Bolt is seen flashing a huge smile for the camera with his arm around Duarte's neck. This earned him the title of "the world's fastest man" and truly made him a global superstar. Videos uploaded to YouTube in the past few days claim Bolt, the greatest track athlete who ever lived, demonstrated hand symbols during the Rio Games which reveal his connections ... (more...)
Japan could be making Olympic medals out of recycled electronics Japan could be making Olympic medals out of recycled electronics
- August 24, 2016

Though Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dressed as Super Mario was the buzzed-about highlight of the Closing Ceremony at the 2016 Rio Olympics last Sunday, news of the 2020 Olympic medals extends beyond the playfulness of that much-discussed moment: Word has it that recycled e-waste may be used for the medals at the 2020 Games. (more...)
Farrah Abraham bought her own engagement ring Farrah Abraham bought her own engagement ring
- August 24, 2016

YIKES! We hope you kept the receipt! As you probably know, Catelyn has had some problems with anxiety in the past and her husband, Tyler Baltierra didn't really seem to help much this week. Amber and I are brutally honest with each other. Recently, Farrah also came under fire when Sophia was using Snapchat and talking to strangers, according to Radar Online. (more...)
Sensitive details of India's $3-billion submarine fleet leaked Sensitive details of India's $3-billion submarine fleet leaked
- August 24, 2016

But Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull sought to play down the impact in Canberra saying while the leak was "of concern", the Scorpene was a different model to the subs Australia is buying. The program, the statement said, "operates under stringent security requirements that govern the manner in which all information and technical data is managed now and into the future". (more...)
Trump's boast of aid to GOP not backed up by finance report
- August 24, 2016

Last week in Columbus, the state capital, Portman made no mention of Trump in a campaign appearance, though the NY businessman is the Republican presidential nominee and Portman has endorsed him. "I will produce for the inner cities, and I will produce for the African Americans". Kaine also said Clinton's plan would provide incentives for state and local governments to ease regulatory burdens on new companies, make health insurance more affordable for small businesses, and make it easier to ... (more...)
What does Rio mean for NBC, Olympics coverage
- August 24, 2016

As the curtain fell on the first Olympics in South America on Sunday night in Brazil, the Rio edition will be remembered as the Games of many firsts. In his fifth Games, Phelps took his personal medal tally to 28 (23 golds, three silvers and two bronzes) courtesy of another stunning display in the pool. (more...)
Usain Bolt Ends Olympic Career With Ninth Gold
- August 24, 2016

Felix ran the second leg for the Americans, the same section as 100- and 200-meter gold medalist Thompson, and passed to Gardner, who ran a powerful curve to give her team the lead. "I squinted, saw a tall man in yellow shirt and shorts hoisting a javelin, with a few dozen workers and cameramen surrounding him". With Rio rumoured to be his last Olympics, the Jamaican sprinter could also have a bright future in field events - as his stunning night-time javelin toss reveals. (more...)
BEST welcome ride for 'Silvern' shuttler Sindhu BEST welcome ride for 'Silvern' shuttler Sindhu
- August 24, 2016

As Sindhu's parents have their roots in Andhra Pradesh, many of her relatives were among those who accorded her a warm welcome. He also presented a cheque for Rs 50 lakh to Sindhu's coach Pullela Gopichand and Rs 25 lakh to badminton player Kidambi Srikanth, who also competed in Rio Olympics. (more...)
Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) Upside Stock Technicals at Extreme Strength Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) Upside Stock Technicals at Extreme Strength
- August 24, 2016

The Stock has its 52-week High of $20.44 and 52-Week Low of $6.52 and it touched its 52-week high on Oct 9, 2015 and 52-Week Low on Feb 19, 2016. The average volume stands around 18.24 million shares. Overweight rating was issued by 0 analysts and Underweight rating was recommended by 0 analysts. Shareholders who purchased MRO prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. (more...)
Sindhu credits sacrifices, god's will for Olympic silver Sindhu credits sacrifices, god's will for Olympic silver
- August 24, 2016

Sindhu, who arrived with her family members at the Raj Bhavan here along with her coach P Gopichand, was accorded a warm reception by the Governor and his wife, who accompanied them to the Darbar Hall, a release from Raj Bhavan said. The chief minister also announced Rs.25 lakh for shuttler Kidambi Srikant, who performed well at the Olympics. Supporters of Naidu suggest that while the Telangana government may try to lay claim on Sindhu's success, it was Naidu's decision that led to her ... (more...)
The Departed Reboot Series in Development at Amazon The Departed Reboot Series in Development at Amazon
- August 24, 2016

The film won four Academy Awards including Best Editing, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Picture, and Best Director ( Scorsese's sixth nomination and first win). Richman's previous credits include USA network television dramas Detroit 1-8-7 and Lucky 7 , neither of which I've seen, so I have no sense of how well-matched he is for the material. (more...)
Ex-host sues Fox over harassment, retaliation
- August 24, 2016

Ailes resigned in July after another former anchor, Gretchen Carlson, said in a lawsuit that she was sacked for refusing his sexual advances. Tantaros' allegations began last winter when the network says she made up the claims because she breached her contract after writing a book without getting network clearance. (more...)
Emre Can injury Emre Can injury "not serious" says Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp
- August 24, 2016

The answer was one in which three of his strikers scored, and the fourth - the returning Sadio Mane - produced a pulsating man of the match performance which orchestrated this thrashing which left the Brewers drooping. Therefore, Liverpool should make an all-out effort to find the right signing for Klopp and then pay the money required; such is the importance of sorting that position for Liverpool's aspirations this season. (more...)
Helen Mirren handled her first (wildly sexist) tv interview like a boss Helen Mirren handled her first (wildly sexist) tv interview like a boss
- August 24, 2016

Go on Parky, hit us with another hilarious quip because that one was golden... From there, the interview quickly heads south: within a minute of her sitting down, Parkinson tells Mirren that "you are, in quotes, a serious actress". "I can't say that would necessarily be true". "I would hope that the performance and the play and the living relationship between all the people on the stage and all the people in the audience would overcome such ... (more...)
School athlete's sex assault case compared to Stanford case
- August 24, 2016

The East Bay Times reports that Persky was supposed to decide this week whether he would agree to reduce plumber Robert Chain's felony conviction to a misdemeanor. Stanford made news this year when it was revealed that they allegedly tried to silence their students' creepy stories about Turner. In court, the unidentified victim read a 12-page, single-spaced letter that went viral after she gave it to the media. (more...)
Ryan Lochte sees sponsors walk away after Rio Olympics embarrassment Ryan Lochte sees sponsors walk away after Rio Olympics embarrassment
- August 24, 2016

They were followed by announcements from skin care firm Syneron-Candela and Japanese mattress maker Airweave. News, Lochte said he was "grateful for the opportunities" afforded to him by his ties with Speedo - a 10-year deal that was due to end this year, according to ESPN. (more...)
Trump campaign chairman resigns amid slump
- August 24, 2016

The resignation comes a few days after The New York Times published that Manafort received almost $13 million between 2007 and 2012 from the political party of ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. According to reports Mr. Manafort's name appeared in a secret ledger of suspicious expenditures in a Ukrainian corruption probe. "You can get rid of Manafort , but that doesn't end the odd bromance Trump has with Putin". (more...)
Speedo USA, 3 other sponsors drop Lochte after Rio incident
- August 24, 2016

Syneron-Candela, parent company of Gentle Hair Removal, was the third to cut ties Monday, saying in a statement that it holds its employees "to high standards, and we expect the same of our business partners". He later admitted being highly intoxicated during the incident. The incident caused a furor in Rio, where street crime was a major issue heading into the games. (more...)

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