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Netapp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) Issued With 'Underweight' Rating At Barclays Capital Netapp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) Issued With 'Underweight' Rating At Barclays Capital
- August 20, 2016

Maxim Group boosted their price objective on shares of NetApp from $39.00 to $40.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Monday. GAAP net income for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017 was $64 million, or $0.23 income per share, contrast to GAAP net loss of $30 million, or $0.10 loss per share, for the comparable period of the preceding year. (more...)
Coral Reefs Need Fish Pee To Survive, Says New Study Coral Reefs Need Fish Pee To Survive, Says New Study
- August 20, 2016

One reason is because when fish urinate, they release phosphorus into the water which, together with nitrogen released through the gills of fish, provide important nutrients necessary for coral. "Simply stated, fish biomass in coral reefs is being reduced by fishing pressure ". It was found that reefs having larger, predator fish were having healthy levels of nutrients and where reefs were not having large fish, they faced nearly 50% less nutrients, including phosphorous and nitrogen. (more...)
Teddy Bridgewater not playing against Seahawks Teddy Bridgewater not playing against Seahawks
- August 19, 2016

Minnesota is looking to the combination of running back Adrian Peterson and QB Teddy Bridgewater to put it over the hump into contention in 2016, as the Vikings look to compete in the NFC North division. The Seahawks return with head coach Pete Carroll and franchise quarterback Russell Wilson among other stars this season. The Seahawks' first preseason game also ended in dramatic fashion, with undrafted rookies powering a last-second win over the Kansas City Chiefs. (more...)
Newman School grad charged with painting threatening graffiti on campus Newman School grad charged with painting threatening graffiti on campus
- August 19, 2016

The school is located Uptown on Jefferson Avenue. He's accused of spray-painting vulgar and threatening messages on the campus of Isidore Newman School this week, an act that prompted school officials to delay the first day of classes. Police said three other graffiti incidents took place in the same time frame in the 900 block of Calhoun Street, which would be Children's Hospital, but those incidents were not reported to police at the time. (more...)
Top European lab probes fake human sacrifice video Top European lab probes fake human sacrifice video
- August 19, 2016

On April 1 this year , CERN teamed up with the Royal Albert Hall in London for an April Fool's Joke, declaring in a press release that the 145-year-old concert hall would be used as a scaled-down version of the Large Hadron Collider . Mic reached out to CERN for comment, and a spokesperson directed us to a statement that the lab has released regarding the video . The spokeswoman detailed the security procedures regarding access to the compound and discarded any security breaches. (more...)
US dollar slumps after Fed minutes US dollar slumps after Fed minutes
- August 19, 2016

Foreign investors scooped up Canadian securities for the sixth month in a row in June, driven by the largest purchase of Canadian equities since April 2004, data from Statistics Canada showed on Thursday. The dollar was trading 0.15 percent higher at 100.37 yen, having hit a seven-week low of 99.55 yen on Tuesday. Fed officials were divided on the timing of raising interest rates this year, with some urging to go soon given the robust labor market and others preferring to wait until the ... (more...)
London Starts Night Subway Service After Wrangles With Unions London Starts Night Subway Service After Wrangles With Unions
- August 19, 2016

He added: 'There may well be teething problems when we first begin but the key thing is to learn from that and to improve upon that before we unveil the other lines later on this year'. Superintendent Chris Horton, the officer responsible for policing the Underground, insisted there was "no reason" why passengers would not be as safe as they were during the day. (more...)
Griffin throws 2 TD passes in Browns' 24-13 loss to Falcons Griffin throws 2 TD passes in Browns' 24-13 loss to Falcons
- August 19, 2016

Griffin scrambled 14 yards prior to the touchdown pass to Pryor and gained 22 yards to set up the scoring pass to Barnidge for a 13-7 lead. Griffin finished 6 of 8 for 96 yards. 8 pick in the 2015 National Football League draft played through the injury, and didn't miss a single game along the way. Falcons: PK Nick Rose handled all of the team's kicking duties because of injuries. (more...)
Justice Department says it will end use of private prisons
- August 19, 2016

The Post's report added that the DOJ "would not terminate existing contracts but instead review those that come up for renewal". Wall Street is already feeling the effects of this decision with stocks in private prison companies plummeting by as much as 50 percent, BBC News reports . (more...)
Voters Say It's Important for Clinton, Trump to Hold Press Conferences
- August 19, 2016

Among investor-voters, Trump was favored by a slight 41-39 percent margin as someone who would better deal with the situation if the economy falls into recession over the coming four years. To soothe nerves, senior Trump officials met privately Wednesday at RNC headquarters with chiefs of staffs to House members who have been supportive of the campaign. (more...)
NASA announces Space Robotics Challenge to prepare robots for Mars journey! NASA announces Space Robotics Challenge to prepare robots for Mars journey!
- August 19, 2016

NASA's rules (PDF ) are silent on the technical details of the virtual environment on offer, but those who enter the competition will be given early access to a test arena in which to put their virtual 'bots through their paces. "NASA and our partners are confident the public will rise to this challenge, and are excited to see what innovative technologies will be produced". Finalists of the Space Robotics Challenge will be announced by NASA in December with the winners being crowned in ... (more...)
Meet Turtonator - A Pokemon Sun and Moon Newcomer Meet Turtonator - A Pokemon Sun and Moon Newcomer
- August 19, 2016

The Pokemon Company releases a new trailer for Pokemon Sun and Moon , revealing the brand new fire/dragon type Pokemon Turtonator, which has an exclusive move. A unique move that this Pokemon comes equipped with is called Shell Trap, which is highlighted by our new friend in his reveal footage. In areas around volcanic craters, this Pokemon camouflages itself as a rock and waits for prey. (more...)
12-year-old girl faces online backlash for big game hunting photos 12-year-old girl faces online backlash for big game hunting photos
- August 19, 2016

She followed up during an interview with " Good Morning America ". A wildebeest, a zebra, a giraffe and 12-year-old Aryanna Gourdin smiling triumphantly over their carcasses. At IFAW, the "negative energy" being directed towards Aryanna would be better reflected in tackling the far greater issue of trophy hunting and protecting imperiled creatures such as giraffes. (more...)
Corbyn: Power of Labour's membership will win next election
- August 19, 2016

Numerous members affected are believed to back leader Jeremy Corbyn and the five who brought the initial legal challenge to the High Court have said they will not seek to overturn the appeal court's decision in the Supreme Court. The Birmingham Yardley MP said she received constant abuse online, including numerous death threats, and urged Corbyn to stand up and defend her. At a rally in Highbury Fields last night, the Labour leader said his MPs should heed the "mass movement" of new ... (more...)
AT&T Phases Out Overage Charges
- August 19, 2016

The plan includes unlimited talk, text, and 4G LTE data. T-Mobile's offering, announced earlier Thursday, includes unlimited talk, text and high-speed data for $40 a line for a family of four, or $160 in total. The company announced Mobile Share Advantage Plans , which will be available from August 21. Unlimited video is only included at 480p, but an extra $25 per month lets you view at resolutions up to 4K. (more...)
Uber to introduce self-driving fleet in downtown Pittsburgh later this month
- August 19, 2016

Uber has had a self-driving test vehicle operating in Pittsburgh for several months; it has probably put together a "good enough" map of the area to move on to this larger trial. Call up a ride with Uber , and you may get one of those souped-up Volvos. This week, Ford Motor Co. announced - in Silicon Valley , not Detroit - that it intends to have a self-driving vehicle on the road by 2021. (more...)
Zika virus identified in Miami Beach-Miami Herald report
- August 19, 2016

Though Scott's statement did not mention Miami Beach, it did focus on Zika's potential to wreck havoc on Florida's tourism industry. Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales said in a written statement that the city is in constant communication with Florida state health officials regarding the most effective approach of mosquito control, the paper says. (more...)
Clintons earned $10.75 million in 2015, paid 34.2 pct federal tax rate Clintons earned $10.75 million in 2015, paid 34.2 pct federal tax rate
- August 19, 2016

Clinton's campaign has released tax returns going back to 2007. Ted Cruz, theorizing about why Trump has not made his tax returns public. "Donald Trump is hiding behind fake excuses and backtracking on his previous promises to release his tax returns", wrote Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri . (more...)
Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV Episode 4 now streaming Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV Episode 4 now streaming
- August 19, 2016

The existence of extravagant special editions of games is questionable to begin with, but collectors willing to splurge for their favorite games should get everything if they're paying almost $300 for the whole collection. With this release, Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV only has one more chapter to go. So, bearing in mind this most recent news, along with the disappointing announcement of the RPG's release date getting delayed nearly two months from its September launch day, all fans can ... (more...)
Samsung Announces Galaxy Note 7, New Gear VR Headset
- August 19, 2016

As of the camera department, Samsung has included a 12 megapixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, OIS and dual pixel technology. But for the Note 7 Samsung's refined it, with a slightly less curvy look and it's stronger, thanks to brand new Gorilla Glass 5 and 7000 Series aluminium. (more...)

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