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School employee fired for racist post about Michelle Obama School employee fired for racist post about Michelle Obama
- October 04, 2016

The post was shared over 2,000 times after Houston Ph.D. student Roni Dean-Burren shared screenshots of Allen's commentary, which included a link from the website americannews.com and a story about the First Lady. "We have and will continue to address this issue with the employee next week", Caracciolo told the newspaper. Jane Allen has been fired from her job as a teacher's aide at the Forsyth County School System in Georgia . (more...)
Nobel Prize announcements to kick off with medicine award Nobel Prize announcements to kick off with medicine award
- October 04, 2016

The Karolinska Institute said autophagy is a "fundamental process for degrading and recycling cellular components". Ohsumi was born in 1945 in Fukuoka, Japan . But two patients died and a third was left severely ill. Karolinska suspended all synthetic trachea transplants shortly after. According to the Associate Press, the Nobel Assembly has made a decision to continue with the announcements on Tuesday and Wednesday for physics and chemistry respectively while economics and literature ... (more...)
IoT botnet highlights the dangers of default passwords IoT botnet highlights the dangers of default passwords
- October 04, 2016

A hacker known only as "Anna-senpai" has released the source code for the Mirai malware and a tutorial for setting it up on HackForums.net, which is one of the most popular hacking communities on the internet and is freely accessible on the open web. (more...)
McIlroy has no Ryder Cup regrets McIlroy has no Ryder Cup regrets
- October 04, 2016

But although they won three of the first five matches convincingly, Patrick Reed edged a highly-charged opening contest with Rory McIlroy to strike a major psychological blow from which the holders never looked likely to recover. "He's played incredible all week and we played a great front nine and I couldn't really keep the pace up for the rest of the round", McIlroy said after the match. (more...)
Hurricane Matthew Will Be a Close-Call for North Carolina this Weekend
- October 04, 2016

That's Matthew hopefully passing our area far enough offshore. From there, Matthew is expected to shift westward as it draws closer to the Bermuda High. The forecast track issued at 5 p.m. Impacts from Matthew on the Cayman Islands should be minimal. "We are looking at a risky hurricane that is heading into the vicinity of western Haiti and eastern Cuba", Richard Pasch, senior hurricane specialist of US National Hurricane Center in Miami said. (more...)
Trevor Siemian hurts shoulder; Paxton Lynch throws 1st TD pass in relief
- October 04, 2016

Gary Kubiak didn't waste any time in getting Lynch incorporated into the game. "I was in zone coverage, in cover-2, and (Winston) tried to fit it in a tight window, like he does, so I was able to make a play on it", Talib said. "You're not going to win games like that". The Broncos wasted no time doing this, with Aqib Talib reading Winston perfectly as he dropped back to throw his first pass of the game and picking it off, returning it 25 yards to the Tampa Bay 11, from which Siemian ... (more...)
India, Pakistan trade heavy fire on Jammu border India, Pakistan trade heavy fire on Jammu border
- October 04, 2016

The army took the rare step of flying global media to the de facto border to make its case in a battle of competing narratives, after India said its commandos penetrated up to three kilometres into Pakistan on anti-militant raids. Reports said India has taken retaliatory action. It's because I'm from the LoC and I'm a local journalist. He also said that the Brigade Commander of Uri was removed following Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag's decision, a day after Army officers at the ... (more...)
Oregon's streak over No. 5 Washington won't be mentioned Oregon's streak over No. 5 Washington won't be mentioned
- October 04, 2016

The common denominator all evening was a stellar showing by the WSU offensive line as the Cougars (2-2, 1-0) pushed two early losses further into the past with their second straight win. "It's a big, big game". Wicks finished with 60 yards and two scores on 11 carries, and added 15 receiving yards. Falk was 20-for-25 for 198 yards and a touchdown in the half. (more...)
Evan Rachel Wood Reveals the Reason for that 'Westworld' Rape Scene
- October 04, 2016

Ford , and his mysterious projects with various hosts . 'We get to see the effect and ramifications of this violence - the cost of this violence, ' Newton said during a round table discussion in Silicon Valley , according to People . (more...)
Nissan sales rise 4.9 pct., bucking forecasts of down month Nissan sales rise 4.9 pct., bucking forecasts of down month
- October 04, 2016

Vehicle sales climbed 4.9 percent from a year earlier, compared with the average analyst projection was for an decrease of 1.4 percent. General Motors Co.'s sales fell less than 1 percent. General Motors Co. reported sales slipped 0.6% to 249,795, amid a planned pullback in fleet deliveries. Buick sales jumped 14 percent and Cadillac sales were up 3 percent. (more...)
India win second New Zealand Test to clinch series India win second New Zealand Test to clinch series
- October 04, 2016

With this win they displaced Pakistan from the top of the ICC Test Rankings. The ball was reversing, and India had two bowlers - Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja - who could run through an opposition. "It's our responsibility to keep Test cricket where it belongs", Kohli said, "and if we play cricket like this - you saw how engaged the crowd was, they like to see exciting cricket, and we have to provide it". (more...)
Netflix's catalog has shrank by 50 percent since 2012 Netflix's catalog has shrank by 50 percent since 2012
- October 04, 2016

The study reveals that while the service had over 11,000 titles available in 2012, that number has now dropped to around 5,300 titles in the USA, with the number differing slightly depending on the host country. That would take you 25 days to binge-watch all the way through. Exstreamist also says that other companies are "pulling the plug" when it comes to putting their productions on Netflix for us to enjoy. (more...)
Reliance Infrastructure forms JV with Dassault Reliance Infrastructure forms JV with Dassault
- October 04, 2016

The joint venture, named Dassault Reliance Aerospace , is part of the 50 percent offset clause in the Rs 59,000 crore Rafale fighter jet purchase agreement between France and India signed on 23 September 2016, according to Reliance Infra press release. (more...)
Bees Added To US Endangered Species List For 1st Time Bees Added To US Endangered Species List For 1st Time
- October 04, 2016

Animals such as feral pigs, goats, deer, and cattle introduced to the islands have destroyed much of Hawaii's native vegetation, according to a FWS report . Entomologist Karl Magnacca, who has worked with Xerces and operates chiefly in Hawaii, told the AP that the organization had worked on efforts to declare the bee species endangered for almost 10 years. (more...)
Pakistan impregnable, military insists after Kashmir 'raid'
- October 04, 2016

Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi said on Friday at the United Nations in NY. Responding to a question about the Indian claim of conducting a "surgical strike" inside Pakistan, US State Department Spokesman John Kirby stated that they have seen reports and following the situation closely. (more...)
Sterling falls as May announces Brexit trigger date Sterling falls as May announces Brexit trigger date
- October 04, 2016

So any restrictions by the United Kingdom on immigration are likely to result in barriers to trade between Britain and the European Union, said Jonathan Portes, a senior fellow at the National Institute for Economic and Social Research. "So we can do both", Chilton said. Britain needed a new fiscal plan to reflect its new circumstances and controls on public spending needed to be balanced with infrastructure investment, Hammond said. (more...)
BP shuts North Sea platform after oil leak BP shuts North Sea platform after oil leak
- October 04, 2016

A fault in a system created to separate oil, gas and water is believed to be responsible for the leak. BP explained further that the release was stopped within an hour after the issue was identified and after Clair production was taken offline. (more...)
India set New Zealand 376-run target to win second Test
- October 04, 2016

New Zealand started the day with the score of 128 for seven trailing India by 198 runs. India have won nine out of 16 Tests played (lost 2 & drawn 5) under Virat Kohli's captaincy - success % 56.25. He said it was a "complete all-round performance" by the team and praised the bowlers, who stuck it out in both the innings. "376 was always tough (to chase) but the bowlers fought throughout and that's something we can take to Indore". (more...)
Xiaomi Mi Box launches today with 4K HDR support for $69 Xiaomi Mi Box launches today with 4K HDR support for $69
- October 04, 2016

Mi Box features enhanced video display technology and supports the latest HDR10 standard (starting with the release of Google's upcoming Android Nougat operating system). With Dolby Digital Plus and DTS Surround Sound, the Mi Box delivers rich audio experience straight from your living room. It's a pretty capable set-top box. (more...)
AUSA 2016: GM, US Army develop hydrogen fuel cell vehicle AUSA 2016: GM, US Army develop hydrogen fuel cell vehicle
- October 04, 2016

Thanks to its innovative power source, the Colorado ZH2 FCV offers a number of potential military benefits compared with today's internal-combustion engine, including a lower heat signature and less running noise. It's also investing in further miniaturizing them. "We expect to learn from the Army the limits of what a fuel cell propulsion system can do when really put to the test", Charlie Freese, GM's executive director for global fuel cell activities, said in a statement. (more...)

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