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Samsung recalls 2.8 million washing machines Samsung recalls 2.8 million washing machines
- November 05, 2016

According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the washing machine top can unexpectedly detach from the washing machine chassis during use, posing a risk of injury from impact. The washers can become unsafe when washing bulky items, such as comforters, which can cause the machines to vibrate violently or even burst apart. "These top-loading washers present a risk of injury when used on a high-speed spin cycle", said CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye in a statement. (more...)
Paris Climate Agreement Officially International Law
- November 05, 2016

President Duterte will get a fresh report on the Paris climate agreement from Environment Secretary Gina Lopez after she returns from a climate change conference later this month, Malacañang said on Friday. "While the Paris Agreement gave clear pathways and a final destination in respect to decisive action on climate change, numerous details regarding how to move forward as one global community in that common direction still need to be resolved". (more...)
DeepMind, Blizzard Entertainment Join Hands To Test AI's Mettle Against 'StarCraft II' DeepMind, Blizzard Entertainment Join Hands To Test AI's Mettle Against 'StarCraft II'
- November 05, 2016

It's collaborating with Google's DeepMind for this initiative. Blizzard is working on modifications for the game that will allow researchers to build systems specifically for the goal of learning to play StarCraft 2. According to DeepMind from their blog, they are still a long way from being able to challenge a professional human player at the game of " StarCraft II ". (more...)
Centre seeks $1.55 bn from RIL, company seeks arbitration Centre seeks $1.55 bn from RIL, company seeks arbitration
- November 05, 2016

Officials said the figure of $1.55 billion that RIL must pay was arrived at by calculating the value of the gas that flowed from ONGC's field until March 2016, and deducting the royalty already paid. Since both the ministry as well as the Shah committee had cited provisions of the Production Sharing Contract (PSC) signed between the partners and the government, the issue may be headed for arbitration. (more...)
Voter intimidation arguments head to federal court
- November 05, 2016

That rising wave of voters does not tell you who is ahead, but a recent poll of 718 Floridians found more than a quarter of Republicans said they were voting for Clinton. As in other communities, Rose Township absentee voters can spoil their current ballot at the Rose Township offices and complete a new one up until 4 p.m. (more...)
Prime spot for California Chrome in Classic Prime spot for California Chrome in Classic
- November 05, 2016

He's ideal going 1 ¼-mile , and he's flawless at Santa Anita. If you are interested in my full card analysis of the two day Breeders' Cup, there are two ways to get it. Since last year's Breeders' Cup O'Brien, 23 and now a slim but comfortable 11st, has made the switch to training with predictable results. "Mr. Benson said, 'Hey, let's try to get back into this, Greg". (more...)
Oil majors pledge $1 billion for technologies to fight climate change Oil majors pledge $1 billion for technologies to fight climate change
- November 05, 2016

Besides, it will find ways to cut the energy intensity of both transport and industry. The oil and gas sector, which is directly responsible for 5 percent of manmade greenhouse emissions and the use of its products for another 32 percent, is under growing pressure from investors and the general public to help fight climate change. (more...)
Barack Obama invites World Series champion Cubs to White House
- November 05, 2016

These kids don't know how good they have it; back in my day, we had our hearts broken 12-15 times before a championship. Almost two hours before the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians faced off, a die-hard Indians fan revealed a "bold" tattoo he received in anticipation. (more...)
Samsung, after phone recall, recalls 3M washing machines Samsung, after phone recall, recalls 3M washing machines
- November 05, 2016

Samsung said the machines can explode when bedding, water-resistant or bulky items are washed on high speeds. The machines were sold from March 2011 to November 2016 for between $450 and $1,500. The washers can become unsafe when washing bulky items, such as comforters, which can cause the machines to vibrate violently or even burst apart. Those who choose to get another Samsung washer will get an additional $150. (more...)
Champion Chicago Cubs Hold Massive Parade Champion Chicago Cubs Hold Massive Parade
- November 05, 2016

Miriam Santiago, 51, said she carried holy water, her rosary and a bright green lucky baseball with her during the playoffs. A celebration rally will take place at Lower Hutchinson Field in Grant Park at approximately noon, when the motorcade arrives in Grant Park. (more...)
Hurd hails start of Paris climate change deal Hurd hails start of Paris climate change deal
- November 05, 2016

However, before the treaty could legally come into force, two conditions had to be met. Secondly, it had to be ratified by countries that account for at least 55% of global greenhouse gas emissions between them. It did itself include greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, and the U.S. Senate ratified it in 1992. This will ensure transparency on all sides needed to accelerate climate action by making sure that everyone is involved in the effort and is delivering to the best of their ... (more...)
Al-Baghdadi confident of IS victory in Mosul
- November 05, 2016

Iraqi special forces broke into Mosul's eastern outskirts on Tuesday but have yet to enter more densely populated areas. Iraqi television footage from the east of the city showed heavy palls of grey smoke rising into the sky. It comes as the leader of Islamic State broke a year-long silence to issue a chilling rallying cry to his besieged followers in Mosul . Hassan Hassan, co-author of a book on the Islamic State, said he doesn't see the omission as significant. (more...)
Paris climate pact enters into force, focus shifts to action
- November 05, 2016

But agreeing on those goals was the easy part. "They understand that there's a major shift here". First, countries need to specify the rules for transparency and accountability to make sure countries fulfill their commitments. It is the first assessment to calculate the emissions that will occur under all the pledges made previous year. That historic agreement was finally endorsed in the French capital last December, after years of complex and divisive negotiations, but the ratification ... (more...)
Greenhouse gas emissions set to bust global climate pact in 2030
- November 05, 2016

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The Paris Agreement to combat climate change became worldwide law on Friday - a landmark deal about tackling global warming amid growing fears that the world is becoming hotter even faster than scientists expected. "If we don't start taking additional action now , beginning with the upcoming climate meeting in Marrakech, we will grieve over the avoidable human tragedy". (more...)
Schiaparelli Lander Likely Crash-Landed on Mars
- November 05, 2016

Given the module was equipped with tanks filled with rocket fuel, Schiaparelli likely exploded on impact . The images show two new marks on the surface, compared to the same area as seen in May this year. Its resting place was photographed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which also spotted Europe's last ill-fated mission to the surface of the planet. (more...)
Canada forces investigate mysterious 'pinging' sound coming from sea floor Canada forces investigate mysterious 'pinging' sound coming from sea floor
- November 05, 2016

Last month, the government of Nunavut requested the Department of National Defence to investigate unusual sounds heard by hunters and boaters over the summer in Fury and Hecla Strait, just north of Igloolik. Greenpeace denies the accusation. 'The Department of National Defence has been informed of the unusual noises emanating in the Fury and Hecla Strait area, and the Canadian Armed Forces are taking the appropriate steps to actively investigate the situation, ' an armed forces spokesman ... (more...)
Guardiola wants Aguero to stay at City
- November 05, 2016

The teams drew 1-1 in a high-octane Premier League clash at White Hart Lane in late August. But Gael Clichy revealed it was purely a precautionary move by Kompany and City's medical staff to prevent a player in the so-called "red zone" suffering an injury due to tiredness. (more...)
PS4 Pro unboxing, size Vs Xbox One S compared PS4 Pro unboxing, size Vs Xbox One S compared
- November 05, 2016

Right now there's little known about the processor that will power the Xbox Scorpio. The Xbox Scorpio is also going to be VR capable, but Spencer did reveal that this is not going to be the main draw for the console. Sources stated that Xbox Scorpio wouldn't be cheap, but the exact cost has not yet revealed. Microsoft and Sony, on the other hand, seem to be in a fierce competition over which games will run better on the Xbox Scorpio and PS4 Pro, respectively, as well as which console ... (more...)
Drake and Future Release New Single 'Used to This' Drake and Future Release New Single 'Used to This'
- November 05, 2016

The delivery from both artists is a younger generation friendly one, bringing something new each verse on the track. Future and Drake have a long musical history together, and they add yet another track to their collective work with " Used to This ". (more...)
Doctor Strange's post-credits scenes [spoilers], explained
- November 05, 2016

There he meets the enigmatic Mordo (Ejiofor), who leads him to a Celtic mystery chick with no eyelashes, The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton). So, what exactly does Doctor Strange reveal about the MCU timeline? Just in time, too, as the evil Kaecilius (Mads Mikkelson, earning more gold stars for the casting director ) and his followers are closing in on a plan to unleash the Dark Dimension and achieve immortality. (more...)

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