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England battling to save 4th test vs India England battling to save 4th test vs India
- December 14, 2016

There was nothing left to talk about, though, when Anderson chipped his adversary to midwicket to complete England's defeat and leave Ashwin to celebrate his 12th wicket of the match and 27th in the series. "We missed three good chances to take wickets, and they made us pay". Starting at overnight 451-7, England looked listless in the field, as Kohli and Yadav scored 128 runs in the morning session. (more...)
Google's driverless vehicle project goes from research to business Google's driverless vehicle project goes from research to business
- December 14, 2016

The company's CEO, John Krafcik , wrote a detailed blog post on Medium talking about the past of the Self-Driving Car Project , and what its future may look like. Krafcik declined to update the timetable Tuesday, saying only that "we are close to bringing this to a lot of people". We've been really clear that we're not a auto company although there's been some confusion on that point. (more...)
Star Wars fans are not impressed with the eighth film's rumoured title Star Wars fans are not impressed with the eighth film's rumoured title
- December 14, 2016

You also get more familiar characters like Stormtroopers and Darth Vader, as well as you know, minor things that can blow up the entire planet, like the Death Star. Instead, director Gareth Edwards (2014's Godzilla ) steers an adventure of foot soldiers and guerrilla warriors against the evil Empire. We've seen Middle Eastern-like combat in earlier " Star Wars " movies, but there's a very Fallujah feeling of disorienting danger during this movie's desert city ambush. (more...)
Donald Trump picks ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of state Donald Trump picks ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of state
- December 14, 2016

US President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday appointed Exxon Mobil chairman Rex Tillerson to be the next Secretary of State in a bold move reaching beyond the circle of squabbling politicians and foreign policy pundits. His tenacity, broad experience and deep understanding of geopolitics make him an excellent choice for secretary of state. He also considered former Massachusetts Gov Mitt Romney, a one-time vocal Trump critic, and Sen Bob Corker of Tennessee, who leads the Foreign Relations ... (more...)
Sunderland left with limited funds for January spending Sunderland left with limited funds for January spending
- December 14, 2016

And while defender Lamine Kone has a £25m release clause in his contract, the club are reluctant to cash in despite interest from Everton and West Ham. "We don't want to get into selling assets in the January transfer window". "What he has done is that he - and if he was speaking he would say the same - has reached a stage in the journey of a football club where he feels he has got a lot right and has spent an bad lot of money and he has got a few things wrong by his own admission". (more...)
Arctic's year of crazy extremes as warming hits overdrive
- December 14, 2016

A new report says warming at the top of the world has gone into overdrive, happening twice as fast as the rest of the globe and extending unnatural heating into fall and winter. It was the second earliest start of the Greenland melt season on record. Climate scientists say the reasons for the rising heat include the burning of fossil fuels that emit heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere, southerly winds that pushed hot air from the mid-latitudes northward, as well as the El Niño ocean ... (more...)
DC May See Snow Tonight And This Weekend DC May See Snow Tonight And This Weekend
- December 14, 2016

Wednesday night's low is predicted to be 4 degrees. Arctic air has settled into the region after a weekend of snow, with the frigid weather expected to be followed by snow on Friday and Saturday, then more frigid temperatures on Sunday and Monday. (more...)
Dolly Parton gives support to wildfire victims, 'my people' Dolly Parton gives support to wildfire victims, 'my people'
- December 14, 2016

Great American Country network: Channel 326 (DirecTV); Channel 165 (DISH Network); Channel 295 (Time Warner Cable); Channels 223, 723 (FiOS). A Benefit For The My People Fund Parton and company look to use the power of music to help raise further awareness for the families affected by the fire. (more...)
You can now use Photoshop with the MacBook Pro Touch Bar
- December 14, 2016

New MacBook Pro owners can also take screenshots of the Touch Bar with a Command-Shift-6 shortcut or by using the Grab app. As part of an update to Photoshop that's available now, Adobe's custom support for the OLED touch panel means you'll be able to use that space above the keyboard to help with adjustments to your image and design files. (more...)
How a Single Senate Republican Could Tank Tillerson's Nomination How a Single Senate Republican Could Tank Tillerson's Nomination
- December 14, 2016

Some Congressional Republicans are leery of Trump's decision - Tillerson has no formal foreign policy experience, and he has a close relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin . The Conservation Law Foundation said Trump's pick is "his latest and most egregious step in turning the federal government, and stewardship of the global environment, over to a cabal of corporate extremists with proven disdain for science, stewardship, public service, and the common good". (more...)
Ohio board to finalize details as Glenn set to lie in state Ohio board to finalize details as Glenn set to lie in state
- December 14, 2016

As his successor as Senator from OH, I now continue his work as Vice-Chair of this task force and I have passed two of my own bills into law to protect Lake Erie. "You will hear this from astronauts not infrequently - that they have felt the kind of oneness of humanity", Shelhamer said. That same magic box allowed me to watch as the nation put on a huge victory ticker-tape parade for Glenn in New York City. (more...)
Bill English sworn-in as New Zealand's new PM
- December 14, 2016

He was first appointed as the Finance Minister in 1999 but he couldn't complete even a year in office, as his party got defeated in the elections held in the same year. He sought to distinguish an English-led government from that led by John Key, saying he was taking over the reins in very different circumstances to those Key had led under. (more...)
Active Volume Stock: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD)
- December 14, 2016

They issued a "neutral" rating and a $6.50 price target for the company. Now the company has earned "Buy" from 2 equity analysts. Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.61, for a total value of $1,794,310.94. Whereas they predicted High and Low Earnings Estimate as $-0.01 and $-0.03 respectively. (more...)
Stocks in Review Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), Mobileye NV (NYSE:MBLY)
- December 14, 2016

High-growth companies such start-ups like those in the technology or biotechnology sectors usually don't offer dividends because they need to use all of their profits reinvested back into the company in order to sustain the higher-than-average growth that they need. (more...)
Trump's EPA pick will face stiff opposition Trump's EPA pick will face stiff opposition
- December 14, 2016

He said that Pruitt's nomination "also demonstrates a critical disregard for the impacts on businesses and the economy from climate change and extreme weather events". "I am deeply grateful and honored to serve as President-elect Trump's EPA administrator", Pruitt said Thursday. In a 2013 speech at the High Noon Club in Oklahoma, Pruitt said he believed the EPA does have a role in regulating the environment, but that it must be challenged when it oversteps its role. (more...)
Cyclone Vardah: Home Minsiter Rajnath reviews relief operations Cyclone Vardah: Home Minsiter Rajnath reviews relief operations
- December 14, 2016

All the educational institutions remained closed on Tuesday in Chennai due to the cyclone. He said five each were killed in Chennai and Tiruvallur districts. The Army rushed its personnel to Pulicat and Puzhal in Tiruvallur district, the worst affected by the cyclonic storm, to immediately begin relief operations. (more...)
Hindus in West more educated than Indian Hindus Hindus in West more educated than Indian Hindus
- December 14, 2016

Hindus and Muslims are in stark contrast to the schooling levels of those populations worldwide, where they are the two least educated of all religious groups, with just 5.6 years of schooling on average. 3There are important differences in educational attainment between religious groups living in the same region, and sometimes the same country. Ninety-nine percent of Jews have had some formal schooling. (more...)
Next Blast of Arctic Air on the Way Next Blast of Arctic Air on the Way
- December 14, 2016

We rarely see a major snow or even ice event in the city with such a pressure pattern. The coldest air of the season, by far, will settle in toward the end of the week. After digging out your vehicle from the several inches of snow MA communities received Sunday evening into Monday morning, there's more cold news on the horizon. (more...)
Bill English elected to replace New Zealand PM John Key
- December 14, 2016

In the late 90s, English also held the position of Treasurer of New Zealand for a short spell before the party lost a general election. National lost, and two years later its caucus selected Mr English as leader, backing him to turn the party around in the 2002 vote. (more...)
Rick Perry Once Forgot the Name of the Agency He May Lead Rick Perry Once Forgot the Name of the Agency He May Lead
- December 14, 2016

Sources said Monday that Perry will be President-elect Donald Trump's choice to lead the Department of Energy. Perry has advocated lighter regulation on the fossil fuel industry, and has called the science around climate change "unsettled". (more...)

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