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KCR grieves Jayalalitha's demise, sends Harish, Nayani to represent at funeral KCR grieves Jayalalitha's demise, sends Harish, Nayani to represent at funeral
- December 10, 2016

After battling for 74 days at hospital, Jaya took her last breath on 5th December and for Tamil Nadu, she isn't the only leader the state lost in the month of December. Jayalalithaa has been accorded a state funeral and will be honoured with a gun salute at the time of her burial. In a statement here, KCR stated her followers and admirers regarded her as "Puracchhi Thalaivi" as revolutionary leader in Tamil Nadu politics. (more...)
Al Gore Met With Ivanka and Donald Trump Over Climate
- December 10, 2016

During the campaign, Donald Trump called man-made climate change a hoax, and he has pledged to undo a number of regulations to protect the environment. "You have the support of the majority of companies, military leaders, scientists, engineers, and citizens to respond to the threats posed by climate change by reducing carbon pollution and expanding clean energy", the letter noted. (more...)
B.C. plans to use 'fair share' pipeline money on environmental fund
- December 10, 2016

The $6.8-billion Trans Mountain expansion would see the capacity of a pipeline that runs from the Edmonton area to Burnaby, B.C., almost triple, to 890,000 barrels per day. communities. Clark said that for the Trans Mountain project, all but two of the conditions have been met. "The Liberals should not have approved this project under a system they themselves admit isn't credible", said Mulcair. (more...)
No travel advisory for most of eastern North Dakota No travel advisory for most of eastern North Dakota
- December 10, 2016

Those winds will also create dangerously cold wind chills, which are in the teens and 20s below zero Wednesday morning. The travel alert means motorists can still travel but may encounter challenging road conditions, including strong winds, low visibility, blowing snow and drifts on roadways. (more...)
Aegis Living makes Best Places to Work list Aegis Living makes Best Places to Work list
- December 10, 2016

So if you're looking for a new job in the new year, you might just want to check Glassdoor's list for inspiration. It came out above the 2015 victor, which was the accommodation disrupter Airbnb. Employee reviews for Manulife were posted on Glassdoor's website between November 2, 2015 and October 30, 2016. Of course, work-life balance may not be a priority for everyone - and Glassdoor's system allows a certain amount of flexibility in its ranking, which may be valuable for job-seekers. (more...)
Memories still vivid for veterans 75 years after Pearl Harbor Memories still vivid for veterans 75 years after Pearl Harbor
- December 10, 2016

Obama and Abe visited Hiroshima in May, making Obama the first sitting US president to visit the city where the United States dropped the first of two atomic bombs. "We must never repeat the tragedy of the war", Abe said. The attack that began at 7:55 a.m.in Hawaii propelled the United States into World War II. (more...)
India mourns Jayalalithaa, Modi pays tributes India mourns Jayalalithaa, Modi pays tributes
- December 10, 2016

Sasikala Natarajan, an ally and backbone of Jayalalithaa played a major role behind the curtains to elect Panneerselvam as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu minutes before Amma's death.On Monday December 5, AIADMK leaders were allegedly asked by Sasikala to sign three blank pages against their names. (more...)
Amazon Is Creating Convenience Stores Where There's No Checking Out Amazon Is Creating Convenience Stores Where There's No Checking Out
- December 10, 2016

The company began experimenting with fresh food in 2007, when it started AmazonFresh, a delivery service now active in 16 U.S. markets. Adding in grocery pickup will be a big incentive for shoppers as they will not have to shop but can still take part in enjoying the low prices. (more...)
Saskatchewan Researcher Helps ID Feathered Dinosaur Vertebrae Encased in Amber Saskatchewan Researcher Helps ID Feathered Dinosaur Vertebrae Encased in Amber
- December 10, 2016

McKellar said examination of the tail's anatomy showed it definitely belonged to a feathered dinosaur and not an ancient bird. Researchers have discovered the tail of a 99-million-year-old dinosaur complete with its feathers and perfectly preserved in a piece of amber from Myanmar. (more...)
More Customers Shopping on Cyber Monday
- December 10, 2016

The company noted that Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping growth was no longer limited just to US retailers. Earlier on Monday, IBM (IBM) said Cyber Monday sales are seen growing by double digits around the world with pre-holiday online shopping already up nearly 10% over 2015. (more...)
Korea enters crucial week with impeachment vote on Park
- December 10, 2016

But the opposition said Ms Park's offer, which put the manner and timing of her resignation in the hands of parliament, was an effort to buy time and avoid impeachment. On Saturday, opposition lawmakers registered an impeachment bill for Park to set up a floor vote that could take place as early as Friday. In a weepy address to the nation on November 29, Park claimed that she had merely "failed to properly manage" those around her and insisted she had never pursued her own interests or ... (more...)
Japanese prime minister is planning to make historic visit to Pearl Harbor
- December 10, 2016

On Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese torpedo planes, bombers, and fighter planes, made a surprise air raid on the American naval base, killing 2,300 USA servicemen. Abe told reporters he and Obama agreed the historic event when they met on the sidelines of a leaders' summit in Lima, Peru last month. It is reported that Tokyo has been alarmed at Trump's rhetoric on security and trade, and Abe said afterward he had "a very candid discussion" with him. (more...)
Trump reportedly considering Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for head of EPA
- December 10, 2016

He also won big rulings in fights against the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan and the Waters of the United States rule. The first suit was dismissed; Pruitt lost the other two. "I found it an extremely interesting conversation, and to be continued, and I'm just going to leave it at that". Trump says his administration "strongly believes in environmental protection ", but environmentalists say the man he has chosen to head the EPA doesn't have any such commitment. (more...)
Fitbit downgraded to neutral as adoption of wearables wanes Fitbit downgraded to neutral as adoption of wearables wanes
- December 10, 2016

A number of other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on FIT. In addition to Deutsche Bank reporting its target price, a total of 17 firms have reported on the stock. Fitbit had a net margin of 4.67% and a return on equity of 12.22%. For the current quarter the stock has a lowest EPS estimates of $0.15 and high estimate of $0.21. (more...)
Oklahoma's Scott Pruitt Said to Be Trump's Pick to Lead EPA
- December 10, 2016

Though his academic degrees are in political science and law, Pruitt has been a vocal denier of the science showing that the planet is warming and that man-made carbon emissions are to blame. It was the property mogul's formal confirmation of reports Wednesday of Pruitt's pick, which drew outrage from Trump opponents. A May article in the National Review , which Pruitt co-wrote with Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange, minimizes the impact humans have had in shaping earth's climate and ... (more...)
Horizon Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:HZNP) Analyst Coverage
- December 10, 2016

Analysts' mean recommendation for Horizon Pharma plc's (HZNP ) stands at 1.80. The Average price target is noted at $44.83 this average price is calculated and based on coming up with go through the consensus of analysts and stock's current price is placed at $30.35. (more...)
Deploy majority of new Rs 500 notes in ATMs: RBI to banks Deploy majority of new Rs 500 notes in ATMs: RBI to banks
- December 10, 2016

It will also be worthwhile to keep a threshold beyond which cash payments should not be allowed, Nimish Goel, heads Indirect Tax at International Business Advisors said. "This has to stop", said Josson. ATMs are fed only once a day and majority are running out of money shortly due to heavy withdrawals. "And adequate compensation should be given to the bank employees and officers for the extra work", he said. (more...)
Get a KFC candle and make your room smell like fried chicken Get a KFC candle and make your room smell like fried chicken
- December 10, 2016

This isn't the first unusual product tie-in the company has been involved in. We know this because KFC New Zealand recently posted a competition to their social media pages, with the prize being this holy grail of 21st century artefacts. -KFC has taken over your body, your fingernails , and your prom, and now it's here for your whole house. Hand-crafted by the chicken company's very own digital marketing manager Enna Ye, the candles are, unsurprisingly, limited-edition. (more...)
Car company offering red light-reading vehicles in Las Vegas Car company offering red light-reading vehicles in Las Vegas
- December 10, 2016

Audi has paired up with Traffic Technology Services, an information provider for connected cars, to help facilitate the transfer of traffic light data to Audi vehicles. "This saved time for the driver and also made fuel savings of about 15 percent in the pilot project". Audi is launching a brand new, state-of-the art vehicle-to-infrastructure platform (V2I) in some of its cars that is truly futuristic. (more...)
Supreme Court Throws Out $399M Judgment Against Samsung in Apple Patent Dispute Supreme Court Throws Out $399M Judgment Against Samsung in Apple Patent Dispute
- December 10, 2016

Following a legal battle, the South Korean company was ordered to pay Apple nearly $930 million in damages. The phrase might be applicable to both the component that goes into the making of the smartphones - as Samsung would like the judges to believe - or the entire smartphone, something that toes Apple's line. (more...)

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