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Ireland to join Apple in fight against European Union tax ruling
- September 03, 2016

Apple has already said it will lodge an appeal. "The Independent Alliance have asked that we review our intake of tax, how we take tax in from multinationals and (assess) are we collecting fair tax". Apple and Dublin said the U.S. company's tax treatment was in line with Irish and European Union law and they would appeal the ruling. "I don't think Apple have paid sufficient tax". (more...)
Apple ruling pushes Irish government to the brink
- September 03, 2016

But it also plays into wider debates taking place in Britain and elsewhere about whether large corporations are avoiding their tax responsibilities. The review will assess "what tax multinationals do pay and what they should pay", said junior minister John Halligan of the Independent Alliance. (more...)
US, China expected to join climate deal during Obama visit US, China expected to join climate deal during Obama visit
- September 03, 2016

At the summit, Beijing is likely to emphasize its stewardship of "green" finance, tax transparency, financial regulation and other areas in a G-20-coordinated Hangzhou Action Plan that will allow it at least a symbolic chance to demonstrate global leadership. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 shipments delayed after reports of battery explosions Samsung Galaxy Note 7 shipments delayed after reports of battery explosions
- September 03, 2016

Samsung isn't taking reports of exploding Galaxy Note 7's lightly. While the delay of the Note 7 shipments will have an impact on Samsung and sales of new Note 7 devices, continuing to ship defective devices would likely hurt the company even more. (more...)
Michael Phelps brings back angry face for Jimmy Fallon Michael Phelps brings back angry face for Jimmy Fallon
- September 03, 2016

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to play a classic game of Egg Russian Roulette. The first person to crack two raw eggs on their head loses. "Twenty-three gold but you're not gonna get the gold here", Fallon said after smashing his egg which turned out to be hard-boiled. Michael Phelps' son Boomer Robert has been getting nearly as much attention as his dad lately. (more...)
Alaska plane accident: 'No survivors' in midair collision over Russian Mission
- September 03, 2016

Johnson had no word on survivors, and said the Board was waiting for updates from the Alaska State Troopers and the U.S. Air Force's rescue coordination center. Johnson says wreckage from both planes landed a considerable distance from each other. "Basically what it comes down to is see and avoid", Johnson said. (more...)
Why was Facebook launching a satellite into space? Why was Facebook launching a satellite into space?
- September 03, 2016

There was no immediate word on any injuries; the launch pad usually is cleared before a test firing of a SpaceX Falcon rocket. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said in a post from Nairobi, where he was meeting local officials: "As I'm here in Africa, I'm deeply disappointed to hear that SpaceX's launch failure destroyed our satellite that would have provided connectivity to so many entrepreneurs and everyone else across the continent". (more...)
New Samsung Gear S3 Smartwatch Unveiled New Samsung Gear S3 Smartwatch Unveiled
- September 03, 2016

Samsung has made a decision to use its own Tizen OS to control the highly anticipated wearable device. Wired reported Samsung Gear S3 will be available through T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T. The screen is slightly bigger as compared to the Gear S2′s 1.2-inch full circular display. Ok, so we know that the Gear S3 does not have anything revolutionary either, and the jury is out on its design because it's lost that special something the outgoing S2 has, but it's far more functional. (more...)
Why Facebook was launching a satellite into space Why Facebook was launching a satellite into space
- September 03, 2016

While internet-by-satellite is usually a costly option in the developing world, Zuckerberg said he planned to make accessing the network affordable."It's not much good having the infrastructure if people can not afford to use it", he said.Facebook had 84 million users in Sub-Saharan Africa at the end of July, compared with 1.7 billion worldwide. (more...)
Explosion destroys SpaceX rocket, satellite Explosion destroys SpaceX rocket, satellite
- September 03, 2016

It is still unclear what exactly triggered the Falcon 9's explosion and just how much damage it has done on the launch pad. The cause of the accident, which destroyed a $200 million communications satellite, is under investigation. "Our number one priority is to safely and reliably return to flight for our customers, as well as to take all the necessary steps to ensure the highest possible levels of safety for future crewed missions", SpaceX said in a statement. (more...)
Apple: Several billion dollars set aside for US taxes Apple: Several billion dollars set aside for US taxes
- September 03, 2016

It's maddening and disappointing", the Apple chief said . Doing it this way doesn't seem like the right approach to me. "We provisioned several billion dollars for the USA for payment for as soon as we repatriate it, and right now I would forecast that repatriation to occur next year", Cook said in an interview with Irish broadcaster RTE news . (more...)
Vatican press conference on Mother Teresa Canonization Vatican press conference on Mother Teresa Canonization
- September 03, 2016

I got interested in the Marxist theories of dialectical and historical materialism that questioned the beliefs. He explained to CNA that Mother Teresa visited the prison in May 1994. Desperate to regain some kind of faith, he reached out to Mother Teresa , who responded. "She was a living saint ". A few months ago - shortly after the assembly election results in Bengal - Sister Prema, worldwide head of the Missionaries of Charity , visited the chief minister and invited her to the ... (more...)
Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall
- September 03, 2016

Samsung said most Note 7 phones should not be affected by the issue - it's believed 0.1% of all devices sold are at risk. All Galaxy Note 7 owners will be given a $25 gift card or that amount off their bill "as a gesture of appreciation". (more...)
NASA finds unexpected ice volcano on dwarf planet Ceres NASA finds unexpected ice volcano on dwarf planet Ceres
- September 03, 2016

Since 2006, Ceres has been classified as a dwarf planet like Pluto, the former ninth planet. It flew approximately 240 miles above Ceres. But that hasn't kept Ceres from shoving its way to the spotlight. While such conditions often lead to the creation rock-hard ice, NASA scientists think that Ahuna Mons contains chloride and other forms of salts instead. (more...)
Google reportedly dropping Nexus name for 'Pixel' and 'Pixel XL'
- September 03, 2016

According to past reports, Pixel will feature a 5-inch 1080p AMOLED panel, a Quad-Core 64-bit processor clocked at 2.0Ghz, 4GB of RAM, 2770 mAh battery and a base 32GB of internal memory. Will Google implement some of what it learned from Project Ara in the new Pixel phones? Despite Google's best efforts, device fragmentation remains an ongoing and frustrating problem for Android users. (more...)
FDA bans antiseptic chemicals from soaps; no proof they work
- September 03, 2016

Concerns about the chemicals are based on data suggesting long-term exposure can pose health risks such as bacterial resistance and hormonal effects. The FDA is cracking down on some antibacterial soaps and body washes. The rule does not apply to hand sanitizers or wipes, or to antibacterial products used in hospitals or nursing homes, though the FDA is also looking at ingredients in those products. (more...)
Former Redskins defensive end Stephen Paea signs with Browns Former Redskins defensive end Stephen Paea signs with Browns
- September 03, 2016

The Redskins had signed Paea in the 2015 offseason to a four-year, $21 million deal with $7.85 million guaranteed. He'll give the Browns depth on their defensive line, which has been depleted by the loss of starting end Desmond Bryant to a season-ending torn pectoral muscle in July and the four-game, performance-enhancing drug suspension end Armonty Bryant will serve to begin the season. (more...)
US Trade Deficit Narrowed Sharply in July US Trade Deficit Narrowed Sharply in July
- September 03, 2016

The politically sensitive deficit with China increased to $29.8 billion, the highest in seven months. At the same time, total US imports fell 0.8 percent to $225.8 billion in July. There was a rebound in Canada's trade surplus with the U.S. to C$2.6bn from C$1.4bn as exports rose 3.3% and imports declined 0.5%. Overall, U.S. (more...)
Area man among 111 inmates whose sentences Obama shortened
- September 03, 2016

His push to lessen the burden on nonviolent drug offenders reflects his long-stated view that the nation should remedy the consequences of decades of onerous sentencing rules that have put tens of thousands of Americans behind bars for far too long. (more...)
Trump ramps up outreach to African-American voters with Philadelphia visit
- September 03, 2016

Inside he settled in with a dozen African-American leaders, including Calvin Tucker, the head of the Germantown Republican Club and a Trump delegate. Trump's visit is a move to reverse cavernously unpopular support among minorities, including the black community. (more...)

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