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IL to yank billions from Wells Fargo amid scandal IL to yank billions from Wells Fargo amid scandal
- October 04, 2016

Clinton did not only defend employees ensnared by the scandal, but also called out the bank for its use of forced arbitration clauses in its customer account agreements. She will also discuss steps to raise the minimum wage and paid family leave. Stumpf said he sold stock with proper approvals and added that the sales were made "with no view about what was going on". (more...)
Nobel Prize 2016 for medicine goes to Yoshinori Ohsumi
- October 04, 2016

This year, the Karolinska Institute, which awards the Nobel medicine prize, has been immersed in a scandal over the hiring of a controversial surgeon. "I couldn't be happier", seeing others build on his basic work, Ohhsumi said today, adding, "I'm looking forward to seeing more and more light shed on this phenomenon". (more...)
Colombia Peace Deal Is Defeated, Leaving a Nation in Shock Colombia Peace Deal Is Defeated, Leaving a Nation in Shock
- October 04, 2016

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who spent almost four years negotiating the peace deal with the FARC , claimed before the referendum to have no Plan B. "I agree with second chances, but not with impunity", she said as she celebrated the result in northern Bogota on Sunday night. The FARC in recent days made an effort to show its commitment to peace is real. (more...)
Pak troops target Indian posts, civilian areas in Akhnoor
- October 04, 2016

However, both sides occasionally accuse each of ceasefire violations. Amid heightened tension between India and Pakistan , Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said the country was "fully prepared for any escalation". Lodhi said that India's action are creating "conditions that pose a threat to regional and worldwide peace and security ..." "Pakistans condition after the surgical strikes is like that of an anaesthetised patient after a surgery who doesnt know that the surgery has ... (more...)
Google Pixel smartphones leaked by Carphone Warehouse
- October 04, 2016

The Pixel name marks a departure from the Nexus brand for Google's phones, but Pixel has been used before for Google tablets and laptops. Moreover, the website also suggests that Google's latest Allo and Duo applications will come preloaded with the Pixel . (more...)
India beat New Zealand to win series, become top Test team India beat New Zealand to win series, become top Test team
- October 04, 2016

Barring Cheteshwar Pujara (87, 219b, 17×4) and Ajinkya Rahane (77, 157b, 11×4), none of the batsmen came good after skipper Virat Kohli opted to bat on a slightly double-paced wicket at the Eden Gardens, hosting India's 250th home Test. (more...)
Pigeon arrested by Indian police over 'threatening note' to PM Narendra Modi Pigeon arrested by Indian police over 'threatening note' to PM Narendra Modi
- October 04, 2016

Pakistan and India have been engaged in the war of words after surgical strikes by India last week. He said that Pakistan is trying to scuttle the credibility of India in the global arena and indulging in cheap politics. In a desparate attempt to change the narrative on India's attack on terrorist launchpads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, the Pakistani Army reportedly made attempts to establish that there was only cross-border firing. (more...)
Gausman takes loss as Blue Jays beat Orioles 5-1
- October 03, 2016

The Blue Jays announced that they have designated right-hander Brady Dragmire for assignment (hat tip: Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith, on Twitter ). Francisco Liriano (2-2, 3.35 ERA) vs. Gibbons didn't know whether Travis was hurt while taking part in a shoving match. It looks like Tillman is starting... (more...)
Europe's comet chaser on course for crash-landing Europe's comet chaser on course for crash-landing
- October 03, 2016

Rosetta's OSIRIS narrow-angle camera captured this image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at 0120 GMT from an altitude of about 16 km above the surface during the spacecraft's final descent on September 30, 2016 . Rosetta completed its free-fall descent at the speed of a sedate walk, joining the probe Philae, which landed on the comet in November 2014. Rosetta discovered molecular oxygen and nitrogen streaming from the comet's nucleus, and also found significantly higher levels of heavy ... (more...)
India in commanding position vs New Zealand at Eden India in commanding position vs New Zealand at Eden
- October 03, 2016

They nearly did that job by pruning India to 43/4 within the 14th over. The two overnight batsmen, Saha and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (23; 51 b, 2×4, 1×6) were involved in a 56-run partnership that helped India cross the 250-mark and set New Zealand a target which no team has ever achieved in the fourth innings at the iconic ground. (more...)
Volkswagen unveils the ID, a long-range electric vehicle due in 2020 Volkswagen unveils the ID, a long-range electric vehicle due in 2020
- October 03, 2016

This new brand has been revealed this week alongside a brand new EQ concept auto, thus coming in right up against the also-new Volkswagen EV platform/ecosystem by the name of Volkswagen I.D. Merc's new generation of EQ electric cars will be based on a scalable architecture (made from steel, aluminium and carbon fibre) designed and developed specifically for "battery-electric models". (more...)
Reservoirs play substantial role in global warming Reservoirs play substantial role in global warming
- October 03, 2016

Specifically, that's almost a gigatonne of equivalent carbon dioxide or nearly 1.3 percent of the world's tracked CO2 emissions. Hydropower isn't as clean as we thought . These bubbles are forming since methane is less soluble compared to other greenhouse gasses . It is important to be aware that hydropower-derived emissions are not yet considered in these inventories. (more...)
Will the refreshed MacBook Pro break free from Intel chips? Will the refreshed MacBook Pro break free from Intel chips?
- October 03, 2016

The new MacBook Pro will also include a new OLED touch bar, which replace the row of function keys now found at the top of the keyboard. It is a poorly kept secret that Apple Inc. What's even more striking about his prediction is that if Kuo is indeed spot on, we could have an OLED display touch board just above the keyboard. (more...)
Magny-Cours double for Ducati's Chaz Davies Magny-Cours double for Ducati's Chaz Davies
- October 03, 2016

James Ellison (JG Speedfit Kawasaki) was third in race one and Jason O'Halloran (Honda) in race two. The dry surface allowed Sykes to post a new lap record of 1m 37.864 seconds, on lap three, as he rode away out front to try and gap the field. (more...)
Zack Snyder Reveals A Very Tiny Hint About Justice League's Deathstroke
- October 03, 2016

The general reaction to it seems to be positive, and it already has fans speculating as to how it may be used against Deathstroke , who's been confirmed for the solo Bats movie and will likely appear before that as well. Bruce Wayne ( Batman ) since fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince ( Wonder Woman ), to face an even greater enemy. (more...)
India ratifies Paris climate agreement India ratifies Paris climate agreement
- October 03, 2016

Even with major polluters like the USA and China signing on early, and including India's addition, the current signatories account for about 52 percent of global greenhouse emissions, according to a statement released by the United Nations on Sunday. (more...)
Trump tries to attract Sanders' supporters
- October 03, 2016

Trump tweeted: "Bernie should pull his endorsement of Crooked Hillary after she decieved him and then attacked him and his supporters". Sean Spicer, a spokesman for the Republican national committee, said Sanders supporters should "get out of your parents baement [sic] and listen to what Hillary Clinton thinks of you". (more...)
Paris Motor Show goes electric Paris Motor Show goes electric
- October 03, 2016

Up until this point, the premium electric SUV market has been dominated by the Tesla Model X. That technology has been under pressure in the wake of Volkswagen's scandal over cars rigged to chat on emissions tests. The company has apologized and agreed on a $15 billion civil settlement with USA environmental authorities, state governments and consumers. Will the production version EQ live up to the concept above? The concept vehicle revealed in Paris has two electric motors for an output ... (more...)
SpaceX founder Elon Musk's vision for a million people on Mars revealed SpaceX founder Elon Musk's vision for a million people on Mars revealed
- October 03, 2016

Then Musk's rocket blew up. The company plans to launch the 70-meter (230-foot) tall rocket, which has a liftoff thrust equivalent to 18 Boeing 747 aircraft at full power, later this year. The first photograph ever taken on the surface of Mars from 1976. Elon Musk said Tuesday that a self-sustaining colony of people could be living on Mars within 50 to 150 years. (more...)
Cabinet approves decision to ratify Paris agreement on October 2
- October 03, 2016

India will submit the ratification documents to the United Nations on 2 October. The external Affairs Minister of India, Sushma Swaraj said in the General Assembly, New Delhi by saying that - "to play a leading role in combating climate change" and said it would present the approval document on the auspicious occasion of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. (more...)

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