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Penn: Man behind racist texts had been offered admission Penn: Man behind racist texts had been offered admission
- November 17, 2016

The FBI has contacted all three, Maureen Rush, Penn's vice president for public safety, said this week. University officials did not immediately return messages left seeking information Wednesday morning. The University of Tulsa student appears to have been "unwittingly" added to the GroupMe app group named "N- Lynching", a source close to the investigation in Oklahoma said. (more...)
PM's ma backs note ban, visits bank for new notes PM's ma backs note ban, visits bank for new notes
- November 17, 2016

After receiving a new note of Rs 2,000, she displayed it in front of mediapersons, who virtually mobbed her as they sought her reaction on the demonetisation move, which has led to millions standing in queues infront of banks and ATMs to exchange old currency notes or withdraw cash. (more...)
Cloudy skies scupper efforts to enjoy rare supermoon in Glasgow
- November 16, 2016

The full moon is bigger and brighter than it's been in decades, delighting stargazers, photographers and anyone who's taken a moment or two to look up at the nighttime sky over the past day or two. A supermoon is when the moon appears to be exceptionally large since it is approaching the Earth much more closely than usual. The moon's distance from Earth varies because it is in an egg-shaped, not circular, orbit around the planet. (more...)
2016 'very likely' to be hottest year on record — United Nations agency
- November 16, 2016

If 2016 does indeed set a new record, 16 of the 17 hottest years on record will have been in this century, the WMO said. Yet the unexpected victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. "The high temperatures we saw in 2015 are set to be beaten in 2016", he said. The report sought significance at the conference where countries on a global scale gathered to talk upon the different ways and means to implement the Paris Agreement. (more...)
New Zealand towns evacuated as aid arrives into the earthquake-stricken country New Zealand towns evacuated as aid arrives into the earthquake-stricken country
- November 16, 2016

He said the navy ship could pick up hundreds of people if weather conditions allowed. The short answer is yes, although officials are yet to declare a national emergency after the recent New Zealand natural disaster since the regions seem to be coping well so far. (more...)
Google Allo gets expected background themes, emoji suggestions, Fantastic Beasts stickers Google Allo gets expected background themes, emoji suggestions, Fantastic Beasts stickers
- November 16, 2016

Starting today, it's going to be even simpler to find the ideal emojis and stickers in Google Allo. Now, in Allo , as you type out sentences or have conversations with someone, Google will recognize the content and suggest the "perfect" emoji or sticker. (more...)
How Best to Watch the Super Moon Light up Greenwich Monday Night How Best to Watch the Super Moon Light up Greenwich Monday Night
- November 16, 2016

At about 6 a.m. Monday morning the moon was about 20 thousand miles closer than usual. It's expected to look 14% bigger and 30% brighter. "This particular moon it's even closer than normal". (more...)
Facebook apologizes for latest metrics errors Facebook apologizes for latest metrics errors
- November 16, 2016

Numerous projects had been underway at Facebook since February, but the move follows a total review of Facebook's more than 220 various metrics after it was revealed that Facebook figures were boosted by only dividing the time spent watching video by the number of "views" of three or more seconds, but not including when the person watched for less than three seconds. (more...)
Microsoft joins The Linux Foundation as a Platinum member
- November 16, 2016

Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. Back in 2001, Steve Ballmer, then CEO of Microsoft, famously said that Linux is cancer. In Zemlin's view, Microsoft has clearly demonstrated it is a meaningful player in the open-source movement. (more...)
Kerry: Not fighting climate change is a betrayal
- November 16, 2016

Over 300 major businesses and investors have called on President Barack Obama, President-elect Donald Trump, members of Congress and world leaders to "strongly support" and stick with low-carbon policies, investment in the low-carbon economy, and US participation in the Paris Agreement . (more...)
Coming Trump presidency won't alter Alberta climate plan
- November 16, 2016

When Trump says his "energy policy" will include " clean coal ", he's talking about something that does not actually exist in the real world. The reference speaks to a Twitter post by Trump on the campaign trail, in which he called global warming a hoax "created by and for the Chinese in order to make USA manufacturing non-competitive". (more...)
Twitter hands more power to users to stop cyberbullying
- November 16, 2016

That meant victims of the abuse either had to endlessly block meaningless accounts or walk away from Twitter until the harassment died down. As Fast Company reports, Twitter is also making it easier for users to report instances of online abuse. (more...)
Headset not the highlight of Google VR device Headset not the highlight of Google VR device
- November 16, 2016

Pre-orders through the Google Store and Verizon included the freebie, and we started seeing redemption codes go out last night for some. Of the several launch partners announced for Google's Daydream VR platform, a few caught the spotlight due to their cinematic promise. (more...)
John Key plans to raise climate change with Donald Trump
- November 16, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump promised to pull the USA out of the Paris Agreement throughout his campaign. Mr Trump's election has brought uncertainty about the USA role in the Paris deal, which calls on all countries to reduce or curb greenhouse gas emissions and encourages rich countries to help poor ones deal with climate change . (more...)
This Is What The Supermoon Looked Like From Cities Across India This Is What The Supermoon Looked Like From Cities Across India
- November 16, 2016

Sunday night, we experienced the natural phenomenonof a supermoon , which is when the moon looks its biggest in the sky. "Around 700 people came to our centre to see the supermoon on Monday", P.Iyamperumal, executive director, Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre. (more...)
Largest supermoon since 1948 set to light up skies tonight
- November 16, 2016

Astronomers said it was closer to Earth than at any time since 1948. The moon will tonight be at its brightest in nearly 69 years as the "supermoon" astronomical phenomenon continues from last night. ■ Have no fear: The supermoon will not turn you into a lunatic. "If a full moon falls within a few hours of the perigee, we call that a supermoon, or a perigee-syzygy". (more...)
'I Completely' Agree' With Obama That Trump is Pragmatic
- November 16, 2016

On Monday, as he prepared to embark on a three-nation trip overseas, Obama went so far as to vouch for Trump and his foreign policies. Speaking in Athens, Obama said he recognized an "anger and fear in the American population" over threats of mechanization and globalization, but that Republican officials didn't use facts when making their case about the U.S. (more...)
21 of the best photos of the supermoon from around the world
- November 16, 2016

He said trying to see the difference between a supermoon and a full moon is like saying "a baby elephant at one Zoo is one centimeter bigger than a baby elephant at another Zoo". "I've been telling people to go out at night on either Sunday or Monday night to see the supermoon", said Noah Petro, deputy project scientist for NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission. (more...)
Blame Trump's Victory on College-Educated Whites, Not the Working Class Blame Trump's Victory on College-Educated Whites, Not the Working Class
- November 16, 2016

There have been a handful of times in USA history in which the popular vote victor did not capture the Oval Office. According to one estimate , Clinton's national popular vote advantage, now at about 0.7%, could grow to 2% by the time of the electoral college vote in mid-December. (more...)
Soyuz Spacecraft Transported To Launchpad Ahead Of ISS Expedition Soyuz Spacecraft Transported To Launchpad Ahead Of ISS Expedition
- November 16, 2016

Moonrise over the Syr Darya river, Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The spacecraft will deliver Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, US astronaut Peggy Whitson and also astronaut of the European Space Agency Thomas Pesquet (France) to the ISS . Astronaut Peggy Whitson is about to become the first woman to command the International Space Station for a second time. In a way, this made the Russian rocket's journey to the International Space Station ( ISS ) more interesting. (more...)

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