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Allergan targets liver disease drugs with Tobira acquisition
- September 22, 2016

Allergan's offer on Tuesday of US$28.35 upfront per Tobira share is a whopping 500 percent premium to the stock's close on Monday, which had given Tobira a market capitalization of about US$89 million. The candidate demonstrated a clinically and statistically significant improvement in fibrosis of at least one stage without worsening NASH after one year of treatment - one of the two secondary endpoints - in the phase IIb CENTAUR study. (more...)
Airstrike on Syrian medical facility kills 4 staff
- September 22, 2016

The Syrian military said the truce expired Monday night, shortly before presumed Russian or Syrian government jets launched a sustained aerial attack on Aleppo's opposition-held neighbourhoods. "None of our aircraft - manned or unmanned, U.S. or coalition - were anywhere in the vicinity of Aleppo when the strike against the humanitarian convoy occurred", Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said. (more...)
New Dishonored 2 Trailer Shows off Kills New Dishonored 2 Trailer Shows off Kills
- September 22, 2016

In this scenario, Emily or Corvo (whichever you choose) can reject the Outsider's help and receive no powers for their play-through. If you're curious about the game's story and setting, you can also check out this recent trailer showing off a bit of the experience from Corvo's perspective. (more...)
Red Hat +6% after hours; Q2 results, outlook positive
- September 22, 2016

It is also better than consensus for $2.4 billion and $2.21 per share. The present market cap reflects only on the equity of NYSE:RHT Application Software and is vital to note that the firm's choice of capital structure holds a substantial impact on how the aggregate value of the company allocated within the equity and debt. (more...)
New AI messaging app wants to change the way you chat
- September 22, 2016

Google Assistant can be brought into chats by tagging the service in a message line and issuing a command. It's Google Allo and it has some unique tricks that will attract you to use it. Choose from over 25 custom sticker packs, or more than 200 stickers that have been created by independent artists and studios around the world to express yourself. (more...)
Google's new messaging app, Allo goes live
- September 22, 2016

What do you think about it, was Google right to go back on its word? The more you use Allo , the more it tailors its Smart Reply suggestions based on incoming messages, providing one click responses. I found the APK for Allo and after using it for a few minutes it has the potential to be our family's cross platform messaging app of choice. Google also said that messages sent through Allo will be end-to-end encrypted and users can also chat in Incognito mode which will have ... (more...)
The Paris Climate Agreement Just Passed A Major Milestone
- September 22, 2016

The accord approached its legally binding threshold this month after the United States and China, which together account for almost 40 per cent of emissions, jointly announced that they would legally join the deal. Secretary of State John Kerry said that the United States "shared our part of the blame" for the years of difficulty in securing global action on climate change. (more...)
Climate deal tops required 55 ratifications
- September 22, 2016

Brazil, Mexico and Argentina are the largest emitters on the list announced late Tuesday by the United Nations . The latest tranche of countries to ratify the agreement included a number of leading emerging economies, including Brazil, Bangladesh and Morocco, which is preparing to host the next United Nations climate summit in November. (more...)
Climate Deal Comes One Step Closer to Effect at United Nations
- September 22, 2016

Hailing the unprecedented and continued global momentum behind the Agreement, Ban called on world leaders to capitalize on that momentum to ensure the pact's entry into force and limit climate risks for a healthy planet. He said European Union environment ministers will meet Friday to discuss a plan to ratify the agreement as a bloc, even though only a handful of the 28 member states have approved it domestically. (more...)
U.S. decides: Trump vs Clinton - Grobe's view
- September 22, 2016

If the press stops covering every Trump rally, the Republican candidate for president is going to have a major problem. Equally important is the fact that Hillary Clinton is beginning to be treated like the woman who is on track to be the next president. (more...)
Bangladesh ratifies Paris climate deal
- September 22, 2016

Thirty one countries submitted their ratification instruments for the Paris climate treaty to the United Nations on Wednesday, bringing the total count of countries that have endorsed the treaty to 60, accounting for almost 48 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. (more...)
Verizon starts taking orders for new Samsung Note 7 phones
- September 22, 2016

Samsung has announced some guidelines that will help consumers differentiate between the safe gadgets from the ones with faulty batteries. "I want to be able to say we have gone out and collected and replaced 100 per cent of these phones, so they can adjust their messaging". (more...)
Protester fatally shot by civilian amid Charlotte clashes against police
- September 22, 2016

North Carolina's National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, NAACP, released a statement Wednesday saying they stand with those in mourning in the city of Charlotte. Earlier, authorities said they were reviewing video from body and dashboard cameras from the deadly confrontation. Scott's wife, Rakeyia, issued a statement describing her family as "devastated" and appealing for calm, adding, "we have more questions than answers about Keith's death". (more...)
Saudi Arabia Pledges $75M More to Support Refugees
- September 22, 2016

The prime minister and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif discussed IS during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the United Nation's general assembly in NY on Tuesday. "The Kingdom has also given them access to the labor market and provided healthcare and education free of charge". He added that for the Yemeni brethren who sought refuge in the Kingdom are considered as visitors. (more...)
Alligator Attacks Homeless Man in Florida Alligator Attacks Homeless Man in Florida
- September 22, 2016

It happened around 9:30 a.m. on the Crane Creek bridge over US 1 on the Indian River. A group of police officers training nearby heard loud screams coming from under the pier, which is a well-known haunt for homeless people in the area. He is expected to survive, police said. "We found him there on the shore". Florida Wildlife Commission officers searched for the alligator on Monday but it was not found, Florida Today reports. (more...)
Tesla hackers take remote control of brakes Tesla hackers take remote control of brakes
- September 22, 2016

In a blog post, Keen said its attack vector impacted multiple models of Tesla. The company got a claim from a Chinese cyber-security research firm, Tencent Holdings Ltd. A group of Chinese hackers recently found a way to seize control of the Tesla Model S using the car's wireless network. Tesla's product security team confirmed the vulnerability, which was later patched via an over-the-air software update . (more...)
Police urges calm after police shooting
- September 22, 2016

The man was not shot by a police officer, the city of Charlotte said on Twitter . Protesters rushed police in riot gear at a downtown Charlotte hotel and around 8:30 p.m., officers fired tear gas to disperse the crowd. After listening to remarks made by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Putney today, we have more questions than answers about Keith's death. But it's time for the voiceless majority to stand up and be heard. (more...)
Samsung to replace or refund one million US Galaxy Note 7 phones
- September 22, 2016

The firm has said new sales in Australia will resume in early October. If the phone is included in the recall, which nearly all phones sold in the US are, customers can take the phone back to Samsung directly or to their carrier to receive a refund or a replacement phone. (more...)
South Africa's Tutu out of hospital after treatment South Africa's Tutu out of hospital after treatment
- September 22, 2016

The Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu van Furth‚ his daughter‚ said‚ "He's healing very well and the doctors are very pleased with his progress". Tutu says on Twitter that he told Ramaphosa "he looked lovely considering his hard job". It is very distressing to hear that kind of news on Twitter, particularly for family members. The much-loved former archbishop of Cape Town gained worldwide prominence for his strong opposition to white-minority rule in South Africa. (more...)
Bandai Namco announces western release for Dragon Ball Fusions Bandai Namco announces western release for Dragon Ball Fusions
- September 22, 2016

Bandai Namco has revealed both the North American and European release dates for Dragon Ball Fusions, and they're not too far off. The game features a huge roster of character appearances stretching across Dragon Ball all the way to Dragon Ball Super . (more...)

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