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Tributes pour in at news of Jim Prentice's death
- October 18, 2016

Alberta Premier and Progressive Conservative party leader Jim Prentice reacts after losing the Alberta election in Calgary, Alberta, Canada May 5, 2015. "I think we've lost a great humanitarian as well as a great person and a great leader, and he will be a long time missed", he said. Prentice was born on July 20, 1956, in South Porcupine in northern Ontario. (more...)
Tributes pour in at news of Jim Prentice's death
- October 18, 2016

Alberta Premier and Progressive Conservative party leader Jim Prentice reacts after losing the Alberta election in Calgary, Alberta, Canada May 5, 2015. "I think we've lost a great humanitarian as well as a great person and a great leader, and he will be a long time missed", he said. Prentice was born on July 20, 1956, in South Porcupine in northern Ontario. (more...)
Equity markets plunge on lower guidance, United States rate hike fears Equity markets plunge on lower guidance, United States rate hike fears
- October 18, 2016

The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange ( NSE ) closed lower by 63 points or 0.73 per cent to 8,520.40 points. But lingering worries about a United States rate hike on horizon made investors skittish, which could affect liquidity flow for emerging markets. (more...)
Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) to Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) to "Buy"
- October 18, 2016

There were about 7.78B shares outstanding which made its market cap $443.09B. (NASDAQ:MSFT) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, July 19th. The company has positive record of earnings surprises in recent quarters. The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 8th. The European Union has set a date for the case to be November 22. (more...)
Blast off! You could see a rocket launch from DC
- October 18, 2016

After the cargo is removed and any disposal items are added, Cygnus will depart from the ISS, and begin secondary payload missions, which will be conducted after Cygnus departs the Space Station. This timing is an allowance for the rocket to clear local terrain and obstacles for those closer locations, and even the curvature of the Earth for locations farther away. (more...)
Packers' priority: Fix Aaron Rodgers, offensive struggles -- and fast
- October 18, 2016

In the spirit of debate, For The Win's Luke Kerr-Dineen and Charlotte Wilder argue opposing sides of the Tony Romo-Dak Prescott quarterback debate. "If Eddie can't go, and James can't go, we're going to need to do something - either bring somebody up or figure out a way to use Ty most effectively", quarterback Aaron Rodgers said . (more...)
Ravens LB Terrell Suggs suffers biceps injury, likely out Sunday vs. Jets
- October 18, 2016

According to a report from ESPN , the injury is not considered season-ending, and Suggs actually wants to play through it. Harbaugh did not rule Suggs out when Baltimore faces the New York Jets this weekend, but suggested that it is unlikely he plays. (more...)
Orbital rocket set for return to flight two years after disaster Orbital rocket set for return to flight two years after disaster
- October 18, 2016

The nighttime launch of Orbital ATK's Cygnus AO-6 craft from Kennedy Space Center, on March 23, 2016. You can also watch the full launching on NASA's livestream ! The Antares and Cygnus teams are not into the resolution of technical issues with the rocket. (more...)
Colin Kaepernick: San Francisco 49ers quarterback booed on return
- October 18, 2016

When the Niners last played at home against Arizona on October 6, fans chanted, "We want Kap, we want Kap" in hopes that Kelly would make the change during that 33-21 defeat. The number of National Football League players joining Kaepernick's protest continues to grow. Another featured a drawing of a kneeling Kaepernick with the words, "Shut Up and Stand Up!" printed. (more...)
Apple Is Scaling Back Autonomous Vehicle Plans Apple Is Scaling Back Autonomous Vehicle Plans
- October 18, 2016

According to Bloomberg , Apple has shut down its not-so-secret vehicle project with several hundred employees being reassigned to other divisions and many others leaving the company. As a result, hundreds of engineers have been either reassigned or let go. This confirms earlier reports that Apple had begun to shut down parts of the project and laid off dozens of employees after being forced into "rethinking its strategy". (more...)
Almost 200 Nations Reach Landmark Deal to Cut Super Polluting HFCs
- October 18, 2016

But last Friday, a meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, of 170 nations that signed the Montreal protocol agreed to largely phase out HFCs by mid-century - because they are virulent greenhouse gases. "Today, in Kigali, Canada and the world have taken another very important step in the global fight against climate change by agreeing to phase down HFCs", Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said in a statement Saturday. (more...)
See tonight: First Antares rocket launch since 2014 disaster
- October 18, 2016

EDT, was first pushed back to Sunday, Oct 16 at 8:03 p.m. EDT, to avoid any potential impacts from Hurricane Nicole, which was churning its way northward off the Atlantic coast. Three astronauts will join the three already at the orbiting outpost. It will remain attached to the ISS until sometime in late November, while the crew fills it with garbage, and it will eventually be released to burn up in the atmosphere, somewhere over the Pacific Ocean. (more...)
Why the battle for Mosul matters in the fight against ISIS Why the battle for Mosul matters in the fight against ISIS
- October 18, 2016

On Monday, Iraqi military and police forces, alongside Kurdish fighters and various militias, began their slog into the Islamic State's last Iraqi stronghold of Mosul. The US-backed operation aims to push Isis (Islamic State) out of its de facto capital in Iraq. Iraqi troops and their allies, including local Sunni militias as well as Kurdish forces, are involved in the offensive. (more...)
McCain suggests GOP would oppose Clinton Supreme Court picks McCain suggests GOP would oppose Clinton Supreme Court picks
- October 18, 2016

Mitchell wrote in a press release. Said McCain, "I promise you that we will be united against any Supreme Court nominee that Hillary Clinton, if she were president, would put up". Carrie Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network, a leading outside group advocating for the Senate GOP's Supreme Court obstruction, similarly expressed interest in continuing the Supreme Court blockade if Clinton is elected, saying that "the court could really function as long as it needed to with eight justices". (more...)
Oil prices firm, USA drilling weighs rise
- October 18, 2016

Oil has fluctuated near $50 a barrel amid uncertainty about whether the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will implement an agreement to reduce supply. However, the current price action suggests this action may have been fully priced into the market. But the cost of producing shale will now rise again, because such significant efficiency gains are not sustainable and the cost of capital is high. (more...)
Analyst Research Roundup: Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR), SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU)
- October 18, 2016

They now have a United States dollars 181 price target on the stock. General Cable Corporation has a 52-week low of 6.22 and a 52-week high of 16.46. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Signaturefd LLC raised its position in Dollar Tree by 1.5% in the second quarter. AXA increased its position in shares of Dollar General Corp.by 4.4% in the first quarter. (more...)
US Bans Recalled Samsung Phones From Airplanes US Bans Recalled Samsung Phones From Airplanes
- October 18, 2016

Speaking of consequences, the FAA has finally made a decision to ban the "Note 7" smartphone from all US airline flights, Consumer Affairs reports . If the airline finds you have a Note 7 before you get on the plane, they may deny boarding you at all. Meanwhile, Samsung Electronics, which initially attributed the combustion instances to defective batteries, has initiated a large scale investigation into the matter after several replacement phones offered to customers following a ... (more...)
Police Arrest Three In Shooting Death Of Tyson Gay's Daughter Police Arrest Three In Shooting Death Of Tyson Gay's Daughter
- October 18, 2016

Father and son Chazerae Taylor, 38, and D'Markeo Taylor, 19, were charged with wanton endangerment in the shooting. Lexington police said in a statement that officers went to the parking lot of a restaurant near the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington about 4 a.m. (more...)
MINI plugs in to hybrid power MINI plugs in to hybrid power
- October 18, 2016

BMW has nearly completed the development of the first MINI plug-in hybrid model. Commenting on the launch, Mackensen said: "With this model we want to convince Mini customers of the benefits of hybrid drive and impress everyone who already has hybrid driving experience with Mini's unique go-kart driving feel". (more...)
Jimmy Kimmel to Paris robbers: 'You do not mess with Kim Kardashian'
- October 17, 2016

This incident is making her question everything. I just think that there were mistakes made. "But both men were fakes", the source added. Kim then jetted to NY to be with her hubby and their two children, Saint and North. Duvier, a German-born judo expert has previously worked with the Kardashian-Jenner family, Kanye West and artists such as Ciara and Katy Perry . (more...)

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