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'Dangal' crosses 'Sultan' box office collection
- January 02, 2017

With a phenomenal figure of Rs 31.27 crore on its second Sunday, Dangal marked Indian film industry's highest collection on Day 10. The director Nitesh Tiwari is very successful in narrating the story to the audience in his own style which lured the people and also the critics all the way. (more...)
MI vs. Florida State Capital One Orange Bowl Predictions 12/30/16 MI vs. Florida State Capital One Orange Bowl Predictions 12/30/16
- January 02, 2017

The Seminoles also improved to 6-0 at Hard Rock Stadium under Fisher. Florida State rallied with the help of a 66-yard kickoff return by freshman Keith Gavin . On a night where Florida State went up against a veteran-laden, top-notch defense in MI, the Seminoles' defense flipped the script and outperformed the Wolverines' elite defense. (more...)
Ariana Grande Is Set To Star In Final Fantasy
- January 02, 2017

Besides learning when Ariana Grande's character will be added to Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius, fans may also be interested to learn how this partnership came to be. For those of you not in the know, Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is a mobile RPG developed and published by Square Enix. After encouraging fans to check out her Brave Exvius character, which she described as "the cutest thing I've ever seen in my entire life", she followed up with a video of a computer screen depicting 11 ... (more...)
Dell XPS 13 Convertible tipped for CES 2017
- January 02, 2017

The convertible XPS with the model number XPS 13 (9365) was spotted on Dell's website . Going by the image it is but evident that Dell will retain the edge-to-edge display (a.k.a Infinity Edge) that it launched in 2013. The updated 2016 version brought some additional features such as the Kaby Lake 7th Generation processor from Intel, an extended battery life and even a new Rose Gold color option. (more...)
39 killed, 40 wounded in attack on Istanbul nightclub 39 killed, 40 wounded in attack on Istanbul nightclub
- January 02, 2017

Some clubbers reportedly jumped into the waters of the Bosporus strait in a bid to flee their attacker. In Istanbul , the gunman also killed a police officer outside the club and the venue's owner told a Turkish newspaper that it had even ramped up security after US intelligence reports pointed to it as a possible target. (more...)
Fans Create A Carrie Fisher Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame Fans Create A Carrie Fisher Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
- January 02, 2017

Star Wars co-star Oscar Isaac provided just that during his tribute to Fisher on Facebook , and also might have raised hopes that Luke and Leia will be together again for the last time at some point in Episode VIII. Now, the movie will face a series of rewrites without her . Disney recently acquired the rights to produce Star Wars films from George Lucas. "For all her fans & friend, I thank you for your prayers & good wishes". (more...)
WEATHER FORECAST: Rain could accompany new year WEATHER FORECAST: Rain could accompany new year
- January 02, 2017

South winds around 10 miles per hour. Tonight a cold front pushes through late with lows only dropping to the low 30s with winds S/NW 5-10 miles per hour. Highs climb into the 50's and low 60's for the warmest areas. Sunday night the Big Country is looking at what is likely to be our first round of severe weather for 2017. (more...)
Mariah Carey storms off stage after NYE performance goes horribly wrong Mariah Carey storms off stage after NYE performance goes horribly wrong
- January 01, 2017

And it wasn't exactly an intimate gig - it was the New Year's Eve party in Times Square in NY. "Well, Happy New Year", she told the crowd. On Saturday night, people around the world stood with their friends, family, champagne, poppers, what have you, to ring in the new year. (more...)
West Ham and Southampton linked with surprise January deal
- January 01, 2017

West Ham sit 13th on the league log, two places above reigning champions Leicester. Slaven Bilic on Thursday described Defoe - who scored 41 goals in 105 games for the Hammers between 1999 and 2004 - as a "very good player" but his manager at the Stadium of Light, David Moyes, said there is no price for which he would be willing to sell the player. (more...)
Electoral College has outlived its usefulness Electoral College has outlived its usefulness
- January 01, 2017

The fact that a majority of Americans wants a majority of Americans to elect presidents probably won't change minds, either. As it stands, Republicans and Democrats understandably focus the efforts on swing states like Florida, Ohio and MI. (more...)
New York Giants keys to victory against the Washington Redskins New York Giants keys to victory against the Washington Redskins
- January 01, 2017

They are set as the No. 5 seed. So where does that leave Barry's status after a season where Washington still can make the playoffs with a win this weekend against the New York Giants? That because of the previous two statements, their regular-season finale tomorrow in Washington is a relatively meaningless exercise. (more...)
Adjust your clocks: New Year's Eve to include a leap second
- January 01, 2017

The only reason we add the second is to keep up with atomic time , which is the global standard for keeping time in sync with the Earth's rotation . This change can cause the Earth's rotation around the sun to slow by as much as 2 milliseconds per day . The move is similar to a leap year, wherein an extra day is added every four years to synchronize the calendar year (which is man made) with the solar year (which is determined by nature). (more...)
Players Of Star Wars: The Old Republic Pay Tribute To Carrie Fisher Players Of Star Wars: The Old Republic Pay Tribute To Carrie Fisher
- January 01, 2017

Rose is clever, feisty and energetic girl, and it's hard to find clever, feisty and energetic girl role models that are real characters instead of annoying didactic tropes. We all have to wait for the next update by her doctor and mother. Fisher was best known for playing Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars series of films. (more...)
Denver police planning for safe New Year's Eve Denver police planning for safe New Year's Eve
- January 01, 2017

A tribute was paid to Price and David Bowie who died in 2016, using a music medley inspired by the songs of these artists. Hundred thousands of people celebrated New Year's Eve welcoming the new year 2017 in Germany's capital. on January 1. "This year, sadly, we saw the loss of many music and entertainment legends around the world", said Catherine Flanagan, who is Sydney's firework co-producer. (more...)
World celebrations ring in New Year World celebrations ring in New Year
- January 01, 2017

Almost 100,000 police, gendarmes and soldiers will be deployed across France against the jihadist threat. "We are excited to announce our first live streaming partner event in the Middle East and North Africa region", said Kinda Ebrahim, director of Media Partnerships, Middle East & North Africa, Twitter . (more...)
Adding Leap Second To Master Clock & Delaying 2017 By 1 Second!
- January 01, 2017

Since 1972, 36 leap second shave been added and this latest will total 37 seconds that have been added to the Universal Time to keep it in line with the Earth's rotation. Scientists say the " leap second " is needed to compensate for a slowdown in the Earth's rotation. Trouble arises because Earth's rotation is irregular, sometimes speeding up and sometimes slowing down. (more...)
76ers to rest Jahlil Okafor on Friday
- January 01, 2017

Despite Denver's ability to keep the game close the Sixers never trailed in the 4th quarter, a nice change for a team that blew 4th quarter leads in their previous three games. Jokic stepped up to the line, connected on the first two trimming the lead to two and threw up an intentional miss on his third free throw. Joel Embiid made one of two free throws with 31.5 to play to put the Sixers back up by one. (more...)
Timekeepers add 'leap second' to world clocks for new year
- January 01, 2017

Geoff Chester of the US Naval Observatory, part of the IERS , said the leap second system was initiated in 1972, when the world's timekeepers made a decision to maintain two timescales, and explained why tides affect time. Experts say the moon's gravitational forces and warmer, denser waters from El Nino are among the reasons it's taking Earth fractionally longer to circle on its axis each day. (more...)
PM Narendra Modi Addresses the Nation: Highlights PM Narendra Modi Addresses the Nation: Highlights
- January 01, 2017

Nonetheless, Modi did not provide any solid evidence of the success of the demonetisation exercise, such as the quantum of old notes returned to banks since November 08. Modi's 40-minute speech, delivered a day after the 50-day window closed for depositing scrapped notes on Friday, was laced with a strong political undertone. (more...)
Hubble closes out 2016 with a glorious megamaser
- January 01, 2017

The galaxy is found to be a home for megamaser, which are microwave radiation-emitting galaxies. There are even some masers in our own galaxy, but megamaser IRAS 16399-0937 is a lot brighter - 100 million times brighter, to be specific, and nearly the entire galaxy acts as a maser, rather than just one or two molecular clouds. (more...)

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