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IPhone 7 Verizon LTE Issues Fixed By iOS 10.0.3 IPhone 7 Verizon LTE Issues Fixed By iOS 10.0.3
- October 18, 2016

Pre-update, users were experiencing unexplained signal drops and issues with Global Positioning System. Since the 10.0.3 update addresses an issue specifically for the iPhone 7, the update is not seen by other iPhone models. The new iOS 10.0.3 takes care of that, but users will have to turn VoLTE back on manually after the update, as the feature will not re-enable itself automatically. (more...)
United Nations chief hails crucial world agreement to cut greenhouse gases
- October 18, 2016

India joined almost 200 countries on Saturday to seal a legally binding deal that aims to reduce climate damaging greenhouses gases in products ranging from air-conditioners and refrigerators to shaving foams - a pact which will come into effect from January 2019 for developed countries such as the United States but much later for developing economies. (more...)
Major agreement reached to phase down greenhouse gases
- October 18, 2016

On Saturday 170 nations agreed to cut HFCs in three tracks, with the richest countries including the USA and European Union freezing production and consumption of HFCs by 2018, reducing them to about 15 percent of 2012 levels by 2036, the New York Times reports . (more...)
Chinese astronauts launch into space for 30d stay on experimental space station Chinese astronauts launch into space for 30d stay on experimental space station
- October 18, 2016

Astronauts Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong will take two days to reach the Tiangong-2 space lab, or "Heavenly Palace-2", which was launched in September. They will stay in space for 30 days - the longest duration for Chinese astronauts. China can now test technologies for cargo spacecraft docking, life support system operation and water recycling to ensure a long-term continuous operation of its space station in the future with less dependance on replenishment from the Earth, he said. (more...)
Orbital ATK Antares rocket launch for NASA visible in MA tonight
- October 18, 2016

The previous Antares rocket exploded in a fireball on October 28, 2014, just seconds after liftoff, destroying the cargo capsule and damaging the launch pad. Orbital ATK, based in Dulles, Virginia, and a second company, Elon Musk's SpaceX, have contracts with NASA to conduct the resupply missions. NASA has been relying on Orbital ATK and SpaceX to keep the space station stocked since its shuttles retired in 2011. (more...)
Iraqi forces launch military push to drive IS from Mosul
- October 18, 2016

PM Abadi has assured that only forces with the Iraqi army and National Police will enter the city. IS captured Mosul in the summer of 2014 when it swept across northern and western Iraq, and it was there that IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi first announced a self-styled caliphate, which at that time stretched across a third of both Syria and Iraq. (more...)
China launches longest manned space mission China launches longest manned space mission
- October 18, 2016

The Shenzhou-11 spaceship will return to Earth within a day after docking the two astronauts on Tiangong-2 space lab and separating from it. The Long March-2F rocket blasted from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch centre in the Gobi desert, on the border from Northern China, at 7:30am (11:30pm GMT). (more...)
Bob Dylan tribute show perfectly in tune with Nobel Prize award
- October 18, 2016

As The New York Time reports, while the music community celebrated the news, some of the more noteworthy members of the literature world weren't too keen on the decision. Congratulations Bob - actress Molly Ringwald , who appeared in Dylan's video for "Unbelievable", on Twitter. More than 50 years on, Dylan is still writing songs and is often on tour. (more...)
China successfully launches manned spacecraft Shenzhou-11 to orbiting laboratory China successfully launches manned spacecraft Shenzhou-11 to orbiting laboratory
- October 18, 2016

It was in 2003 when China launched their first crewed space mission. Jing Haipeng, 49, and Chen Dong, 38, were seen off by cheering crowds at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, on the edge of the Gobi desert in northern China. "In the future, we need astronauts from different backgrounds, engineers and scientists in particular, because we will carry out scientific experiments in the space station", Zhou said. (more...)
Pakistan's 'Jago Hua Savera' dropped from Jio MAMI festival
- October 18, 2016

Prithvi Mhaske of Sangharsh Foundation, Censor Board of Film Certification member Ashoke Pandit, filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri and actor George Baker have welcomed the decision of Mumbai Academy of Moving Image not to screen the film. Sangharsh had said it was inappropriate to show the film, which was Pakistan's official Oscars entry in 1960, following an attack by militants that killed 19 Indian soldiers in India-administered Kashmir. (more...)
A Message of Condolences to the People of Thailand
- October 18, 2016

He had been ill for a long time and died on Thursday. Official mourning will last a year. But the government said on Friday that broadcasters could resume their own programming by the end of the day, albeit with new mourning-period guidelines. (more...)
China launches its longest crewed space mission yet
- October 18, 2016

Ahead of the launch, one astronaut shouted: "We are ready!" The launch of a new manned space mission brings China closer to the establishment of a permanent space station, worldwide experts say. The pair aim to dock with an orbiting space lab and remain aboard for 30 days, a crucial step in China's plans to operate its own space station by 2022, and part of a much broader space program that has ambitions to put astronauts back on the moon and land an unmanned rover on Mars. (more...)
Tomorrow's High Temperature May Be One For The Books
- October 18, 2016

The normal high for October 18 is 62 degrees, which is the forecasted low overnight tomorrow, he said. On this day past year, Cleveland had snow flurries. and in Salina where the new high was 91. A record isn't expected to be set on either day but is within reach at 84 and 83 degrees respectively. A slight breeze is enough to make temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s perfectly comfortable. (more...)
Josh Earnest blames 'flawed delivery' after Trump coke-snorting joke falls flat Josh Earnest blames 'flawed delivery' after Trump coke-snorting joke falls flat
- October 18, 2016

Asked if he stood by his remark, Earnest initially replied, "That's my response". He has delusions. I'm not talking about being insane, but for example, when he told everybody it was very smart not to pay taxes and then denied he said it, after he said it in front of 100 million people. (more...)
The Xbox One Is Slowly Catching Up With the PS4 The Xbox One Is Slowly Catching Up With the PS4
- October 18, 2016

If you want to play 15 year old games, you might be in luck. According to VGChartz , at the time of writing Sony has sold 43.4 million PlayStation 4 consoles, Microsoft has sold 22.3 million Xbox One consoles, and Nintendo has sold 13.3 million Wii U consoles. (more...)
Live coverage of the Antares rocket launch at Wallops
- October 18, 2016

If you live on the East Coast and have a good view of the horizon, there's a good chance you'll be able to catch a glimpse of a major rocket launch early Monday night. The launch comes almost two years after a rocket exploded shortly after takeoff from Wallops Island. That's because a Soyuz capsule is slated to bring three new crew members to the ISS on Friday, and NASA wants to wait to dock the Cygnus until after the new astronauts have arrived safely. (more...)
Suspect in officer shooting may be linked to shooting of kid
- October 18, 2016

He is in critical but stable condition. Please click the button below to manage your account. You are reading news and information on LongIsland.com, Long Island's Most Popular Website, Since 1996. "They were basically surprised by this gunman", Bidou said of the two officers. The officers were caught off-guard and "were ambushed by somebody who has superior firepower", the chief said. (more...)
Antares rocket set to fly again, two years after explosion
- October 18, 2016

Launch of Orbital ATK's Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft is proceeding as scheduled for a 7:40 p.m. EDT liftoff this evening, October 17, 2016, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore. (more...)
Former Alberta leader dies in air crash, tributes pour in
- October 18, 2016

Prentice is survived by his wife, three daughters and two grandchildren. For this reason, I believe that if Prentice's Progressive Conservative Party had won the May 5, 2015, general election, which is what most all of us expected going into that contest, he would have engaged in a social license strategy on resource development not dissimilar from that now being pursued by Premier Rachel Notley's NDP. (more...)
Sikh community remembers former Alberta premier Jim Prentice
- October 18, 2016

Within hours of the news of Jim Prentice's death breaking, tributes began pouring in, through social media and in statements. The suddenness of Prentice's death hit his friends and colleagues like a thunderbolt Friday morning. October 27, 2014: Wins seat in the Alberta legislature in Calgary-Foothills. A career in politics can be gruelling and it can be thankless. He had mounted a bid to lead the Progressive Conservative party in 2003, but lost to Peter MacKay. (more...)

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