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Titans of New Industry Spring $1 Billion Clean Energy Fund
- December 14, 2016

Gates has recruited 20 of the world's most successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and business leaders, including Alibaba founder Jack Ma, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos , Virgin's Richard Branson and South Africa's Patrice Motsepe , founder of African Rainbow Minerals, to name a few. (more...)
Activists of Syria's Aleppo share tormented goodbyes online
- December 14, 2016

Syrian rebels said the evacuation is to begin later today out of the city in the north of war-torn Syria. He was at the Security Council where an emergency meeting for Aleppo was underway. Several residents and opposition activists have told The Associated Press that government forces carried out summary killings of rebels in the streets in neighborhoods captured on Monday, but the Syrian military flatly denied the claims, saying such allegations were "a desperate attempt" to try gain ... (more...)
Richard Sherman dubs Thursday Night Football a "poopfest"
- December 14, 2016

Sherman added that his body will be 50-60 percent recovered when the game kicks off. Sherman, a member of the executive council within the NFL players' union, repeated his belief the league is "hypocritical" in regards to player safety with staging Thursday night games. (more...)
Apple adding fresh emojis to iPhone Apple adding fresh emojis to iPhone
- December 14, 2016

Apple's iOS 10.2 update brings some huge changes to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. More than 100 new emoji are included in the latest iOS update of the iPhone. To install iOS 10 .2, go to Settings General Software Update . The new iOS update includes a new "TV" app, which recommends users new movies and TV series. (more...)
Drake leads Canadians with 8 Grammy nominations, Justin Bieber has 4 Drake leads Canadians with 8 Grammy nominations, Justin Bieber has 4
- December 14, 2016

Chance the Rapper , the introspective Chicago artist known for freestyles, was nominated in seven categories. The boys daring to show some muscle in the category are Drake with " Views ", Justin Bieber with " Purpose " and Sturgill Simpson - this year's Chris Stapleton - with " A Sailor's Guide to Earth ". (more...)
Merkel Says Germany Will Stick to One-China Policy
- December 14, 2016

China also has a large amount of USA debt, and China is also the largest export market for U.S. agricultural products. "In response to Trump's provocations, Beijing could offer support, even military assistance to USA foes". "I do not respond to every comment by the president-elect because it may be reversed the next day", said McCain when asked about Trump's statement in an interview broadcast over the weekend. (more...)
Parliament vote on Brexit trigger "highly significant" to legal battle -govt lawyer
- December 14, 2016

Mr Davis added that he it was "inconceivable" that MPs would not get to vote on the final Brexit deal, but stressed that he would not allow the Opposition to "close off options" in the negotiations. The remainder of Conservative and Labour MPs either voted in favour of the Government's plans or abstained. "The goal of this motion calling for a plan is not to delay or frustrate the process", Mr Starmer said. (more...)
Pruitt could make EPA more robust
- December 14, 2016

Since being elected as Oklahoma's attorney general in 2010, Pruitt has been a leader in the fight against the EPA and President Obama's environmental agenda, serving for two years as president of the Republican Attorneys General Association. (more...)
Cyclone Vardah kills 7 in southern India Cyclone Vardah kills 7 in southern India
- December 14, 2016

The last cyclone that hit Chennai was "Nada", a name suggested by Oman. The Tamil Nadu government also advised private sector organisations to allow their workers to avail a holiday or work from home. "Singh called up Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and enquired about the situation in the aftermath of cyclone Vardah crossing the districts of Chennai , Kancheepuram and Thiruvallur", a government statement said . (more...)
Republican John Kennedy wins Louisiana Senate race in runoff Republican John Kennedy wins Louisiana Senate race in runoff
- December 14, 2016

Donna and I will keep Senator-elect Kennedy, his wife Becky and their son Preston in our prayers as he begins his service to our nation in the U.S. Senate. Kennedy earned 536,204 voters compared with 347,813 for Campbell with all of the precincts reporting. Campbell complained Saturday that he received little support from the national Democratic Party, saying: "They've pretty much written off the South". (more...)
US Senator and space legend John Glenn dead at 95
- December 14, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump said the United States "lost a great pioneer of air and space". We mourn the passing and celebrate the life of Senator John Glenn. Clad in a silver metallic space suit common in the era, Glenn, who was 40 at the time, was the third American in space. The remains of John Glenn, a man who inspired millions, will lie in state in the OH state capitol. (more...)
Why Samsung Pay needs partners to go forward Why Samsung Pay needs partners to go forward
- December 14, 2016

It is also the only mobile payment service that supports Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology, which allows it to be used in stores that use traditional credit card readers without the need for NFC. Apple is yet to make an official announcement regarding this. Of course Apple does have other competitors for their service with one of those naturally being Samsung. (more...)
Lupe Fiasco Cancels Albums, Quits Music? Lupe Fiasco Cancels Albums, Quits Music?
- December 14, 2016

Like so many other rappers who've gone on Twitter rants and announced their retirement, there's little doubt Lupe will be back, but in the meantime, the rapper's locked down his Twitter account . "I've studied the Hebrew bible", the rapper said. Following Lupe's announcement, fans on Twitter expressed their disappointment. But thanks man. Real live. (more...)
Candlelight Vigil Held for John Glenn in Hometown Church Candlelight Vigil Held for John Glenn in Hometown Church
- December 14, 2016

Sen. Bullock called Glenn "a true American hero". His casket will remain in the Statehouse with a US Marine guard Friday night and then be escorted through the city to the Ohio State University campus for a ceremony Saturday afternoon. He died Thursday at the age of 95. He died Thursday at 95. Republican Rob Portman and Democrat Sherrod Brown introduced the measure this week and announced its passage Saturday. (more...)
Mercedes hits demonetization speed bump, lowers sales target for 2016
- December 14, 2016

The carmaker has released 12 models so far in the year alone, with the latest one being the Mercedes-Benz CLA entry-level premium sedan. The company, which sold 13,502 units a year ago, however, said it will be looking to grow double digits in 2017. (more...)
Rock music 'can make men lose at board games' Rock music 'can make men lose at board games'
- December 14, 2016

The goal was to carefully remove plastic body parts from Cavity Sam, a worried-looking cartoon man, who has a red light bulb nose that lights up every time players touched the edge of a cavity opening with a pair of tweezers. It took volunteers around one minute to complete the task. "Rock on the other hand is distracting because it's rhythms are very fast so it's harder to think about other things while it's playing". (more...)
Iraqi commander wounded in mortar attack south of Mosul Iraqi commander wounded in mortar attack south of Mosul
- December 14, 2016

The extra forces are being deployed as the grueling USA -backed campaign to crush Islamic State in its Iraqi stronghold enters its ninth week . "It is critically important to the Iraqi Security Forces' success during the Mosul operation to have a logistical hub so close to Mosul", Patrick Martin of the Washington-based Institute for the Study of War told CNN . (more...)
Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) Given a $110.00 Price Target by Citigroup Inc
- December 14, 2016

Nvidia Corp. (NASDAQ: NVDA ) has insider ownership of 5.82% and institutional ownership of 85.43%. NVIDIA now trades at a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 46.91, which suggests that the company is overvalued at its present levels. On 8/12/2016 Nvidia Corp. announced a quarterly dividend of $0.12 0.73% with an ex dividend date of 8/23/2016 which will be payable on 9/16/2016. (more...)
Kiss and Tell? Madonna makes Michael Jackson revelation Kiss and Tell? Madonna makes Michael Jackson revelation
- December 14, 2016

Madonna even revealed that she and the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson once shared a smooch back in the heights of their career. Answers Madonna: "I don't really like riding around in a vehicle unless there's music". "And it did wonders". The two also perform a snippet from her song, "Bitch I'm Madonna ". It's kind of perverse. I liked their uniform, it's kind of perverse, I imagined all sorts of things were going on underneath that big long robe. (more...)
Montreal Impact, Toronto FC lose players to Atlanta in MLS expansion draft Montreal Impact, Toronto FC lose players to Atlanta in MLS expansion draft
- December 13, 2016

Minnesota's picks were a little more attack-minded, as they selected two midfielders - Collen Warner of the Houston Dynamo and Mohammed Saeid of Columbus Crew SC- and the only forward taken in New England's Femi Hollinger-Janzen. Atlanta United, whose director of soccer operations is former Orlando City general manager Paul McDonough, will join the league next season with Minnesota United , whose head coach is former Lions coach Adrian Heath. (more...)

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