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A solution for the cargo on the South Korean container ship A solution for the cargo on the South Korean container ship
- September 17, 2016

Hanjin Shipping shares jumped as much as 28 percent on Tuesday morning before trimming their gains to be up 20 percent by 0155 GMT (0955 ET). As per reports, some Hanjin ships were seized in China for the creditors, while creditors in the USA have commenced legal action against the company. (more...)
ACC Announces Relocation Of Neutral Site Championships Due To NC Bill
- September 17, 2016

The controversial law requires transgender people to use restrooms at schools and government buildings corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates. After the National Basketball Association decision, McCrory said that "American families should be on notice that the selective corporate elite are imposing their political will on communities in which they do business, bypassing the democratic and legal process". (more...)
Google protects cow's identity by blurring face, amusing many Google protects cow's identity by blurring face, amusing many
- September 17, 2016

This cow's face was blurred out on a canal path in Cambridge. We're used to seeing human faces blurred on Google Street View, for important privacy reasons and because, let's face it, nobody wants to be put on the internet for millions to see without being camera ready. (more...)
Shine on, harvest moon: Tonight's the night for this astrological phenomenon Shine on, harvest moon: Tonight's the night for this astrological phenomenon
- September 17, 2016

Sometimes, the Earth's shadow blocks the sunlight from shining on the moon's surface . This evening the harvest moon will be engulfed in part of the Earth's shadow, in an event known as a penumbral eclipse . Bob Berman, astronomy editor for The Old Farmer's Almanac will talk about the moon's movement around the earth while Janice Stillman, another editor, will discuss at length the history and folk tales surrounding the Harvest Moon . (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recalled
- September 17, 2016

Samsung issued a recall earlier in September, but it's been anything but smooth . While speaking with reporters, Kaye appeared to blast Samsung for not coordinating with his agency. "We did not meet the standard of excellence that you expect and deserve", said Tim Baxter, president of Samsung Electronics America, in a video released by the company. (more...)
Fishermen Upset Over Creation of Atlantic's First Monument Fishermen Upset Over Creation of Atlantic's First Monument
- September 17, 2016

Bush. While we've made great strides in stewardship of our oceans , they face threats from climate change, dead zones and unsustainable fishing practices. Obama has protected more land and water than any other president in history . The conference was hosted by US Secretary of State John Kerry , who hopes the Our Ocean summits that he pioneered will continue after he leaves office next year. (more...)
Bus chiefs 'in hiding' amid drivers' strike row, union claims
- September 17, 2016

Details of the escalation were announced yesterday after union representatives held a two-hour meeting to review their position. Bus drivers are planning to ratchet up strike action with 13 more stoppages planned over the coming weeks. Mr Ross says he has every sympathy with the travelling public, but that he will not intervene in the dispute. Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, he said: "I feel it's going to be one of the most hard strikes and arguably the most pivotal strike that we are ... (more...)
Israel's military denies Syrian claim it shot down Israeli aircraft
- September 17, 2016

Israel had repeatedly declared it would not intervene in the internal fighting in Syria . "This time the missiles did not hit the aircrafts", Maariv said , wondering: "Who knows what will happen in the next time?" "Overnight two surface-to-air missiles were launched from Syria after the mission overnight to target Syrian artillery positions", IDF spokesperson Peter Lerner told CNN . (more...)
Senior ISIS leader killed in airstrike near Raqqa Senior ISIS leader killed in airstrike near Raqqa
- September 17, 2016

NPR's Tom Bowman tells our Newscast unit that "for months now, the US military has made a priority of targeting senior leaders of the Islamic State, killing such leaders as 'Jihadi John, ' the nickname for British citizen Mohammed Emwazi", who appeared in execution videos involving Western hostages. (more...)
Obama designates first US Atlantic marine monument
- September 16, 2016

Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "New Hampshire and MA is the fastest-warming body of water on the planet, so, providing these deep-water refuges for fish and marine mammals allows these species to survive and thrive". (more...)
Samsung Could Remotely Deactivate Unreturned Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones
- September 16, 2016

The world's biggest smartphone manufacturer said in a recent statement "our customers' safety is an absolute priority". If you've recently bought a Galaxy Note 7, check the box to see if it has markings to confirm that it's a non-explosive device ; if it lacks those markings on the label, return it. (more...)
Bill Clinton on White House role: 'Whatever I'm asked to do' Bill Clinton on White House role: 'Whatever I'm asked to do'
- September 16, 2016

But she reworked her schedule after being diagnosed with pneumonia and stumbling as she left a September 11 memorial event in NY on Sunday. "If Secretary Clinton is elected president, the changes outlined here will be implemented and CHAI would become an organization completely independent of the Clinton Foundation", the statement said. (more...)
Contention Over New Marine Monument Off Georges Bank In New England13:30
- September 16, 2016

Recreational fishing will be allowed within the boundaries of the monument. The oceans have become a bellwether for the fight against climate change as scientists warn of rising , warming seas devoid of life. The White House expects twenty countries will designate 40 new marine protected areas, totaling almost 460,000 square miles of ocean; if you add the Papahānaumokuākea expansion, it's more than 900,000 square miles of ocean protected in 2016. (more...)
Conan O'Brien Spoofs Old Apple iPod Ad with New AirPods Ad
- September 16, 2016

In fact, the closest thing we got to a genuine reveal was that of the wireless AirPods , which were meant to help explain away the lack of a headphone jack on the iPhone 7. On Wednesday's episode of Conan , the host debuted a fake commercial showing the perils of owning the latest Apple invention. Apple even introduced the brand new Apple AirPods, which is their brand of wireless ones. (more...)
Obama will create first marine national monument in Atlantic
- September 16, 2016

Some fishing groups had protested the long-rumored designation of the canyons and seamounts as a national monument, saying the move could harm the region's economy and impede the work of existing fishery management groups. Conversely, the monument's canyons delve more than a mile below the ocean floor, and some are even deeper than the Grand Canyon. Novelli said plastic debris was running into the ocean at such a pace that by 2050 there would be more plastic than fish in the sea. (more...)
Safety Regulators Recall the Galaxy Samsung Note 7 Safety Regulators Recall the Galaxy Samsung Note 7
- September 16, 2016

According to Samsung, new Galaxy Note 7s will be available at carriers and retailers no later than september 21. Consumers should immediately power down and stop using the recalled Galaxy Note 7 devices, Trend reports citing the agency. If you purchased the handset before September 15, there's a pretty good chance your phone is affected by the "battery cell issue". Samsung's woes with the Galaxy Note 7's battery are far from done. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 faces ban on airlines in various countries
- September 16, 2016

Several airlines around the world, including Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Cebu Pacific, asked travelers not switch on the jumbo smartphone or put it in checked baggage, with some carriers banning the phone on flights. The warning, issued in a news release Friday, came amid recent news that lithium-ion batteries in certain Note7 devices had resulted in fires. Multiple retailers in the USA were still selling the phones last Friday after Samsung's announcement that it had stopped ... (more...)
Corruption undermines US efforts in Afghanistan Corruption undermines US efforts in Afghanistan
- September 16, 2016

USA senators questioned State Department officials closely on Thursday about corruption in Afghanistan and said failure to address it could cause them to rethink the billions of dollars the United States spends there each year. "It was the weight of endemic corruption". The head of SIGAR, John Sopko, said today that the report is not meant to be a "critique or criticism of the many fearless men and women who worked in Afghanistan over the last 15 years" but a "learning experience, drawing ... (more...)
PlayStation 4 firmware 4.0 now available PlayStation 4 firmware 4.0 now available
- September 16, 2016

The report revealed that the tech and software mogul has made a decision to launch the feature on a different game instead. Its games will be playable on the original Xbox One as well. Several gaming companies like Bandai Namco, Square Enix, Capcom and others are also hinting some of their new games that will most likely come on Tokyo Game Show 2016. (more...)
Officials recall 1M Samsung Note 7 phones for risk of battery explosion Officials recall 1M Samsung Note 7 phones for risk of battery explosion
- September 16, 2016

Samsung already has voluntary recalled the devices, but the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is stepping in on a formal recall. That was out of about 2.5 million phones sold. Lam said he thinks the Note 7 battery problem resulted from weak controls in manufacturing, not a poor or unsafe design. Apple has tweaked hardware and software it developed itself to make iPhones use power more efficiently, while Samsung has increased the capacity of the batteries in its phones. (more...)

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