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Wal-Mart raises annual profit; tops Street 2Q forecasts
- August 21, 2016

Moreover, the $225.42 billion company is projected to release $120.1 billion in revenues for the second quarter. In the last quarter only, the two companies were able to surpass the Street expectations both on top line and bottom line, by a fairly good margin leading to high hopes in this season as well. (more...)
London celebrates Tube night services London celebrates Tube night services
- August 21, 2016

The new service launches Friday on just two Tube lines - Victoria and Central - but three additional lines will follow in the autumn. "The plan was announced in November 2013 and meant to begin in September 2015 , but strikes over pay delayed the start by almost another year", the BBC said on Friday. (more...)
Claudio Bravo: Manchester City and Barcelona in 'agreement' over goalkeeper Claudio Bravo: Manchester City and Barcelona in 'agreement' over goalkeeper
- August 21, 2016

The newspaper Telegraaf said on Friday that Chilean Claudio Bravo is ready to leave Barcelona for Manchester City, with Cillessen close to joining the Catalan club, reports Efe. Sources in England , Spain and the Netherlands are all claiming that the current La Liga title holders are closing in on a move for Ajax goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen to replace the Premier League-bound Chilean global. (more...)
Bengal Congress tweet gaffe on Rajiv birth anniversary Bengal Congress tweet gaffe on Rajiv birth anniversary
- August 21, 2016

Referring to the death of his mother, Rajiv said, "When a big tree falls, the ground shakes". Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Congress Party vice president Rahul Gandhi, former prime minister Dr. The tweet shows the dangers of handing over a social media account to someone who doesn't know even basic history and reminds us of a phrase that tried to justify the death of 3000 Sikhs across Delhi in Punjab in what can only be described as a religious pogrom. (more...)
Texas court halts execution of man who didn't pull trigger
- August 21, 2016

A Texas court suspended execution to a man who was sentenced to death penalty over a deadly robbery in which he did not kill anyone, according to media reports. Questions regarding the mental competence of the condemned man, as well as the trial in which he was sentenced to be executed, have swirled around the case on a national level. (more...)
Bungie Releases New Screenshots for Destiny: Rise of Iron at Gamescom 2016 Bungie Releases New Screenshots for Destiny: Rise of Iron at Gamescom 2016
- August 21, 2016

Activision previously announced that The Taken King's platform-specific content would remain exclusive to the PlayStation 4 until "at least Fall 2016". These are in addition to some content, which are dedicated for the PlayStation users. In addition to including a series of new missions and maps across all platforms, Destiny's first major expansion The Taken King offered PS4 players an exclusive scout rifle, Vex strike, Crucible map, and three unique armor sets for each of the game's ... (more...)
China opens world's longest glass bridge China opens world's longest glass bridge
- August 21, 2016

Completed in December, the 430m-long bridge cost $3.4m (£2.6m) to build and stands 300m above ground, state news agency Xinhua reported. And according to officials, the 6m-wide bridge, designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan - has already set world records for its architecture and construction. (more...)
Watch Donald Trump's first general election television ad
- August 20, 2016

Trump, meanwhile, has made little effort to reach out to new voters or capitalize on Clinton's vulnerabilities, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's criticism of her email practices. A spokesman for the Republican National Committee could not immediately be reached for comment. Because it's with Republicans that he's faltering. Yet Clinton wants to go further and only deport those who had committed violent crimes, guaranteeing an increase in victims of illegal alien crime. (more...)
President Obama scheduled to visit Louisiana
- August 20, 2016

But we don't see that as a factor now that flood waters are subsiding, even if at an agonizing pace. Thursday Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards told MSNBC that he would prefer for President Obama to wait "another couple weeks", noting assistance from the federal government has been exemplary. (more...)
In a Surprise, Apple Releases iOS 10 Beta 7 to Registered Developers In a Surprise, Apple Releases iOS 10 Beta 7 to Registered Developers
- August 20, 2016

For developers and beta testers who are enrolled in the Apple Beta Software Program, they may now download iOS 10 beta 7 directly via Apple's Developer Center . Pangu team has successfully jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 and the hacker team has rolled out the software to public a few weeks ago. Apple is also not making it a secret that the Pangu jailbreak was what prompted the update. (more...)
Miles Above Us, Astronauts Give The Space Station A New Door
- August 20, 2016

The commercial space taxi contracts open space that was previously used for cargo, so NASA plans to add a seventh astronaut to the crew of the International Space Station to increase research opportunities in low-earth orbit. The adaptor has functions that make space station to share power and data with the spacecraft. This will be the fourth spacewalk for Jeff Williams , the first for Kate Rubins, and the 194th for the International Space Station . (more...)
Clinton issues statement on La. flooding
- August 20, 2016

Trump signed hats and shook hands, but turned down a plate of jambalaya. When a woman told Trump she was happy he wasn't elsewhere playing golf, Trump replied: "Somebody is, somebody is that shouldn't be". Trump landed Friday morning at the Baton Rouge airport and was met on the tarmac by Republicans Rep. Steve Scalise, Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and Attorney General Jeff Landry. (more...)
Wireless Wars Heat Up with Even More Unlimited Data Plans
- August 20, 2016

Sprint's announcement also included a swipe at T-Mobile's Binge On program that lets customers stream video content from preferred partner companies and not have that data count toward their monthly caps. Whatever happens with the jockeying for customers between the two, T-Mobile will need to add capacity to its LTE network if Legere's predictions of a flood of new customers come to pass. (more...)
Ankara releaseing 38000 prisoners to make room for plotters
- August 20, 2016

He insisted it was not a pardon or an amnesty but a conditional release of prisoners. Erdogan said Turkey was under "joint attack" by various organizations he said were in close contact with each other and were "acting under the same motivations even if they have different names". (more...)
I-15 Reopens, Some Evacuations Lifted in Blue Cut Fire I-15 Reopens, Some Evacuations Lifted in Blue Cut Fire
- August 20, 2016

While many residents opted to stay put for the time being, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office said deputies arrested three people suspected of attempting to loot from the abandoned homes of evacuees. The fire 60 miles east of Los Angeles cast an ominous grey-and-orange haze over the picturesque town at an elevation of 6,000 feet that's known for its 1930s cabins. (more...)
US Gymnast, Simon Biles Gets Surprise Visit From Celebrity Crush, Zac Efron US Gymnast, Simon Biles Gets Surprise Visit From Celebrity Crush, Zac Efron
- August 20, 2016

But she sure acted like one when the "Today" show surprised the USA gymnastics star and her teammates with a visit from movie and TV heartthrob Zac Efron in Rio. But that peck on the cheek from Efron may just top her list of memories from Rio 2016 . No cardboard cut-outs of Efron for Simone. The movie star also invited the whole team to eat pizza and french fries with him. (more...)
Rio Olympics Committee Accepts Ryan Lochte's Apology: Read the Statement Rio Olympics Committee Accepts Ryan Lochte's Apology: Read the Statement
- August 20, 2016

Bentz and Conger were pulled off an airplane during the investigation but were later allowed to leave the country. "I believe that all of us need to accept the apologies of the US Olympic Committee, the same way our Olympic Committee would have had to apologize if the assault had occurred". (more...)
President Obama Will Travel to Baton Rouge to Assess Flood Damage
- August 20, 2016

Torn-out carpeting, water-logged furniture and damaged flooring were piled curbside outside many homes, and residents took a break from cleaning up muck to wave at Trump. Trump signed a few autographs and continued talk with officials like Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and Senator Bill Cassidy. He flew into the state after cancelling a planned NY event. (more...)
Lamborghini just blew the roof off the insane Centenario Lamborghini just blew the roof off the insane Centenario
- August 20, 2016

Powering the auto is the same V12 engine found in the coupe version, capable of 770 hp and 507 lb-ft of torque, which will rocket the vehicle from 0-62 miles per hour in just 2.0 seconds. Inside the Centerio features a new-for Lamborghini-touchscreen-based infotainment system that includes Internet connectivity and Apple CarPlay. The roadster and the coupe variants of the Lamborghini Centernario will be extremely limited in numbers. (more...)
Rangana Herath climbs to fifth spot in ICC Test rankings
- August 20, 2016

Silva said that although he initially felt tough to bat with the injured finger, his plan to focus only on balls that were coming into him turned out to be in his favour. Sri Lanka was tottering at 26 for 5 on the first morning on winning the toss before centuries from Dinesh Chandimal and de Silva ensured it they reached a competitive 355. (more...)

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