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Nations Clinch Landmark Pact To Fight Climate Change
- October 16, 2016

Negotiators and policymakers held meetings since Friday morning and through the night, having intense deliberations to iron out differences concerning the amendment to the Montreal Protocol to reach the Kigali Amendment to phase down the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). (more...)
Brace Yourselves, The Apple Nike+ Watch Is Coming Soon Brace Yourselves, The Apple Nike+ Watch Is Coming Soon
- October 16, 2016

Similar to Series 1, Series 2 of the Apple Watch comes in a few different collections to help separate the different variations of the watch, and one of the new inclusions with the Series 2 is the Nike + edition. The same October 28 date could extend to cover Apple's wireless, Bluetooth in-ear headphones, the Airpods, Macrumors suggests. According to MacRumors, there are chances that AirPods could also be launched around the same time as during the iPhone event, the company did ... (more...)
Moto X Pure Edition: Is There Life After Nougat? Moto X Pure Edition: Is There Life After Nougat?
- October 16, 2016

Going by the company's roll-out schedule for Android Marshmallow past year, it might take few months to reach all its devices. The Android Nougat operating system (OS) update is expected to make its way to Samsung smartphones soon, but exactly which devices may receive it still remains unclear. (more...)
What the new global climate agreement means What the new global climate agreement means
- October 16, 2016

The developed countries, led by the USA and Europe, according to a CSE statement, will reduce the HFC use by 85 per cent by 2036 over a 2011-13 baseline. In a statement, director David Doniger said the group's estimates show this agreement "will avoid the equivalent of more than 80 billion tons of CO₂ over the next 35 years". (more...)
Local New Jersey Judge Calls for Christie Bridge Investigation
- October 16, 2016

Per Brennan's complaint, Christie knew lane closures were happening and could have put a stop to the whole thing. Federal prosecutors have accused Kelly, Baroni and Wildstein of orchestrating the lane closures to send a message to Fort Lee Mayor Michael Sokolich after the Democrat refused to endorse Christie's 2013 gubernatorial re-election campaign. (more...)
Samsung Estimates Note 7 Fallout Will Cost Them $3 Billion Samsung Estimates Note 7 Fallout Will Cost Them $3 Billion
- October 16, 2016

Samsung Electronics today estimated that the crisis over its exploding flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphones would cost the company more that U.S. $3 billion in lost operating profit over the next two quarters. Samsung usually releases a new iteration of the Galaxy S series in spring, so the company may have to provide a strong incentive to sell the 6-month-old phones, such as lowering their prices. (more...)
Galaxy Note 7 phones banned by major Australian airlines Galaxy Note 7 phones banned by major Australian airlines
- October 16, 2016

If an airline representative observes a traveler with the device before boarding a flight, the airline must deny boarding to the passenger until the phone is discarded, the department said. The South Korean company discontinued the product earlier this week, less than two months after its August release. Samsung recalled the flagship smartphone on Tuesday because of incidents where the phones began smoking or caught fire, dealing a huge blow to its reputation. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones banned by US federal agencies on airplanes
- October 16, 2016

Air New Zealand has also been in consultation with the NZ Civil Aviation Authority on this matter. Passengers will not be able to take the phones on flights or in their luggage to and from the United States from 16:00 GMT on Saturday. Samsung earlier acknowledged an imminent safety hazard, issuing product recalls on September 15th and October 13th. Samsung announced on Tuesday it was halting production of the Note 7 after some updated versions of the phones continued to overheat. (more...)
The Paris Climate Agreement Is Good To Go The Paris Climate Agreement Is Good To Go
- October 16, 2016

Speaking in Washington on Wednesday, U.S. President Barack Obama hailed the news and said, "If we follow through on the commitments that this Paris Agreement embodies, history may well judge it as a turning point for our planet". Now, following ratification by countries including Canada and New Zealand, as well as the European Union, the totals stand at 74 signatories representing 58.82% of emissions, according to UNFCC data. (more...)
Israel suspends cooperation with UNESCO after Jerusalem vote
- October 16, 2016

On Friday, Israel suspended all UNESCO activities in the country. Israel has frozen co-operation with the UN's cultural agency, accusing it of denying Judaism's connections to the religion's holiest sites. When the resolution was presented to the UNESCO Executive Board last spring, it was supported by Hollande and others. However the resolution , which was proposed by Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar and Sudan, has had widespread support among numerous 58-member body. (more...)
52 confirmed dead in stampede at Ethiopia religious event 52 confirmed dead in stampede at Ethiopia religious event
- October 16, 2016

The national flag was being flown at half-mast in government institutions and regular radio programs were replaced with music as the nation mourned those killed. Protesters chanted slogans against the Oromo People's Democratic Organization, one of four regional political parties that make up the Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front, which has ruled the nation for a quarter of a century. (more...)
Macbook Pro 2016 Will Feature An Elegant 'Magic' Keyboard Macbook Pro 2016 Will Feature An Elegant 'Magic' Keyboard
- October 16, 2016

It is available for pre-order on Sonder's website for $199 and this rumour could, of course, simply be a way to direct people to its availability. Now, The Guardian notes that an official from Sonder has confirmed that the company is indeed in talks with Apple's procurement board. (more...)
Amazon creating 120000 seasonal jobs for the holidays Amazon creating 120000 seasonal jobs for the holidays
- October 16, 2016

About 37 percent of last year's temporary hires have since become full-time employees, according to company officials. The holidays are coming and Amazon plans to add 120,000 seasonal workers nationwide in an effort to meet an expected spike in demand as more and more people trade bricks for clicks. (more...)
Donald Trump suggests Hillary Clinton takes performance-enhancing drugs
- October 16, 2016

In a freaky and unsubstantiated new attack, he suggested she had taken performance-enhancing drugs during their last debate, and called for her to face a drug test ahead of their final duel Wednesday in Las Vegas. The Donald, for his part, says the wave of allegations is part of a coordinated campaign orchestrated by the media, the Clinton campaign, and the establishment to thwart his candidacy and "rig" the election. (more...)
Global Deal Will Cut Major Greenhouse Gas
- October 16, 2016

The latest deal binding 197 nations crowns a wave of measures this month to fight climate change. "Our goal is to limit warming to 2 degrees - avoiding half a degree is very big", Andrew Light, senior fellow with World Resources Institute tells The Christian Science Monitor. (more...)
Trump calls for drug test ahead of next debate
- October 16, 2016

Clinton said that she didn't care about the attacks Trump planned to level against her, but that she would "stand up and defend everyone else that he insults, he degrades, he demeans". A national two-way poll by LA Times/USC tracking has Clinton and Trump on equal footing, which shows a marked difference from polls released at the beginning of the week, in which Clinton was leading Trump by as much as 14 points. (more...)
Unshackled Trump: ISIS To Conquer America If Clinton Wins Unshackled Trump: ISIS To Conquer America If Clinton Wins
- October 16, 2016

Ever defiant, the NY billionaire denied the allegations and blamed them on Hillary Clinton's campaign and the complicit news media as he campaigned in Florida. Additionally, Wisconsin voters were more likely to say they were "very or somewhat comfortable" with the idea of Clinton being president than Trump (46% to 35%); more likely to say that Clinton "cares about people like me" (47% to 35%); and more likely to say Clinton "shows good judgment" (48% to 28%). (more...)
More Than 100 Nations Reach Deal to Limit Powerful Greenhouse Gases
- October 16, 2016

Richer economies like the European Union, the United States and others will start to limit their use of HFCs within a few years and make a cut of at least 10% from 2019. "It is likely the single most important step we could take at this moment to limit the warming of our planet and limit the warming for generations to come", US Secretary of State John Kerry told the The New York Times after the meeting in Kigali, Rwanda . (more...)
Elections will have record voter turnout, says Clinton campaign manager
- October 16, 2016

New hacked emails released via WikiLeaks show that Clinton's scheduling director asked aides for a list of celebrities willing to help the campaign and suggested options "somewhere between a high school band and Lady Gaga". It's the latest crack in GOP unity in the critical battleground state, where Republican Gov. John Kasich is also not behind the party's presidential nominee. (more...)
Mike Pence Indicates He's All-In for Donald Trump Mike Pence Indicates He's All-In for Donald Trump
- October 16, 2016

Tensions seemed to be high when Trump was asked about Pence's comments on Syria during the debate, saying they "haven't spoken" and he disagrees with his veep. "As a husband and father, I was offended by the words and actions described by Donald Trump ", he said. "My hope is that people across the country, including elected officials, believe in redemption as much as I do, believe in second chances as much as I do". (more...)

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