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Ford headquarters outside Detroit evacuated after fire Ford headquarters outside Detroit evacuated after fire
- November 02, 2016

The data center shut down for most of Monday and prevented dealers from reporting final-day sales. Ford of Canada expects to release its October sales results later this week. A Ford spokesperson told The Register that the data center itself is intact, with battery backups on-site preserving all stored data and remote facilities able to shoulder the load while power to the Dearborn datacenter is restored. (more...)
Lady Gaga To Perform At 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Lady Gaga To Perform At 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
- November 02, 2016

The singer scored big with her fifth studio album "Joanne" which now sits in the no. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 , making it her fourth top of the charts hit in her career. The Weeknd (r.) performed at the fashion show a year ago, too. The latter, who's been linked to Bella Hadid, performed at the annual event a year ago. (more...)
Scientists have lost contact with the ExoMars Schiaparelli lander
- November 02, 2016

Early indications are that the entry and descent stages occurred as expected, with issues emerging after the ejection of the back heat shield and parachute. The disc-shaped 577kg Schiaparelli lander is which is testing technologies for a rover due to follow in 2020 . The search for life on Mars took a giant leap on Wednesday when a space lander touched down on the red planet in Europe's first attempt to land a craft there since the Beagle 2's "heroic failure" more than a decade ago. (more...)
The Last of Us Remastered Update 1.07 Adds PS4 Pro & HDR Support The Last of Us Remastered Update 1.07 Adds PS4 Pro & HDR Support
- November 01, 2016

Patch 1.7 has been made available for everyone and with it comes support for the PS4 Pro. According to Guerilla's Technical Director Michiel van der Leeuw, the additional power offered by the PlayStation 4 Pro console allow the team to get closer to their vision for a lush and vibrant living world, with extra details and enhanced colors adding to the experience. (more...)
OPEC meets non-OPEC nations for oil talks, Russian Federation still on board
- November 01, 2016

Worse still, the group was also unable to convince non-OPEC states to participate in the planned production cuts - a key factor in raising the global oil prices. Officials and experts from OPEC countries and non-OPEC nations including Azerbaijan , Brazil, Kazakhstan, Mexico , Oman and Russian Federation met for consultations in Vienna on Saturday and only agreed to meet again in November before a scheduled regular OPEC meeting on November 30, they said in a statement. (more...)
Trump server secretly communicated with Moscow Trump server secretly communicated with Moscow
- November 01, 2016

An article in Slate suggested that activity on the server indicated a "sustained relationship" between Trump Organization and Alfa Bank - Russia's biggest private commercial bank with links to Vladimir Putin. This weekend, they began demanding FBI Director James Comey discuss the results of the investigation publicly, as he did last week when he announced that a new batch of emails possibly connected to Mrs. (more...)
'Not good signs' for fate of Europe's Mars lander
- November 01, 2016

The ExoMars program, which comprises the current and 2020 mission, is the ESA's first interplanetary mission jointly undertaken with the Russian space agency. But Mars Express can't relay the signal in real time back to Earth, so scientists had to wait for the landing to end before the data could be sent back to Earth. (more...)
WEATHER: Warm, dry forecast for trick-or-treaters WEATHER: Warm, dry forecast for trick-or-treaters
- November 01, 2016

That is seasonable (near-normal) for early November. Mainly sunny skies will give way to clear skies Monday night making for great trick-or-treating. A cold front will slide through late Thursday , giving way to a few scattered showers. A cold front is forecast to push southward into Texas and should be near I-20 by sunrise on Thursday morning. (more...)
You might as well give up after seeing these NASA engineers' pumpkins You might as well give up after seeing these NASA engineers' pumpkins
- November 01, 2016

That means that in addition to tricks and treats, JPL is celebrating its 80th birthday today . In the (approximate) words of Prince/Sinead O'Connor, "nothing compares 2 NASA pumpkins". The lab posted a gallery of photos and videos on Flickr and Aaron Yazzie , a mechanical engineer at JPL, shared some of his favorites on Twitter. (more...)
Bastian Schweinsteiger rejoins Manchester United training
- November 01, 2016

Indicating that the tide might be turning in the 2014 World Cup winner's favour, Schweinsteiger was seen being put through his paces alongside Michael Carrick, Wayne Rooney, Marouane Fellaini and other United first team regulars. "But at the end of the day it's the manager's decision". "Obviously we'll keep that between us two". Jose Mourinho has been given a second misconduct charge in a week by the Football Association following his behaviour during Manchester United's draw with ... (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation working to winnow through emails from Anthony Weiner's laptop
- November 01, 2016

The New York Times reported Monday night that the investigations have not found a link between Trump and the Russian government. Clinton senior policy adviser Jake Sullivan seized on a Slate story saying a group of computer scientists believes a Trump computer server was communicating with a Russian bank. (more...)
Antares Back In Business With Successful Launch Antares Back In Business With Successful Launch
- November 01, 2016

The launch of the Antares rocket bearing supplies for the International Space Station lit up the East Coast on Monday night. For the long-awaited comeback, the pad underwent a $15 million face-lift, and the rocket got new Russian engines. (more...)
Democrats weigh down-ballot drag of Clinton email saga Democrats weigh down-ballot drag of Clinton email saga
- November 01, 2016

Clinton's lead stretches to seven, 51 to 44, if Gary Johnson and Jill Stein are left out of the polling, NBC News reported Monday. The FBI has revealed it's investigating new emails relating to Hillary Clinton's private server. In a subsequent email message to Federal Bureau of Investigation employers on Friday, he said, "we don't know the significance of this newly discovered collection of emails". (more...)
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan turns 43 Aishwarya Rai Bachchan turns 43
- November 01, 2016

Aishwarya had starred in Omung Kumar's "Sarabjit" says she is a fabulous actor. So, she can mould herself completely for the character. Some of her critically acclaimed movies include, Jodhaa Akbar , Enthiran and Guzaarish , Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam , Chokher Bali , Raincoat , Enthiran . (more...)
UNESCO Adopts Another Contentious Resolution on Jerusalem
- November 01, 2016

A new motion criticizes Israel for refusing access to holy sites to assess their conservation. A week after the executive board of UNESCO approved a resolution that largely ignored Jewish and Christian ties to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall while accusing "occupying power" Israel of a range of offenses against Muslim worship, another UNESCO body was expected to pass a resolution treating Judaism's holiest site as strictly Muslim. (more...)
Woman gang-raped in Mumbai; 7 men in custody Woman gang-raped in Mumbai; 7 men in custody
- November 01, 2016

While four of these men held the husband and the acquaintance by force, the other four raped the woman. The horrifying incident reportedly took place in the Shamnagar slum area of Amboli. All eight accused, aged between 20-25 years, live in the same area. The woman has already been discharged from the hospital and police said she is in stable condition. (more...)
Titanfall 2 Release Date Was Finalized Ages Ago Says Respawn
- November 01, 2016

Titanfall 2 launched on a Friday, meaning only one day of sales counted towards the charts. Thing is, Titanfall 2's is the best of the bunch: a campaign that has the shooting and pace of the better Call of Duty titles, while also having the ideas and imagination to bring to mind Valve's Portal 2. (more...)
Images from Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show where the lost Schiaparelli crashed
- November 01, 2016

Data received from Schiaparelli show that it entered the atmosphere as planned and used its parachute to successfully slow down in the harsh Martian atmosphere. Schiaparelli would have crashed at 300km/h, possible exploding on impact. ExoMars 2016 is the first part of a two-fold global endeavour conducted by ESA in cooperation with Roskosmos in Russian Federation that will also encompass the ExoMars 2020 mission. (more...)
Here's the SpaceX Timeline to Launch Again This Year
- November 01, 2016

The helium loading procedures may well need to be modified, as an outcome of the accident investigation, to enable safe loading conditions. SpaceX still doesn't know the exact cause behind the breach in the cryogenic helium system, and establishing that is one of the two focus areas for the company now. (more...)
Israeli Minister: Italian Quakes payback for anti-Jewish UNESCO vote
- November 01, 2016

The two countries that opposed the resolution were Tanzania and the Philippines. In May, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls apologized for his country's support for an earlier resolution passed by UNESCO in April, which also was seen to erase Jewish ties to Jerusalem. (more...)

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