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Usain Bolt Lose 2008 Olympic Relay Gold Medal Over Nesta Carter Doping
- January 26, 2017

Carter ran the first leg for Jamaica's 4X100-meter relay team, which set a new world record in Bejing. "The Jamaican team is disqualified from the men's 4x100m relay event", the IOC's announcement reads. Olympic anti-doping samples are typically kept for a length of time after the Olympics. Carter, one of 31 competitors from the Beijing recreations who's beforehand put away examples supposedly tried positive, likewise earned a gold decoration as Bolt's colleague in the 4x100m race in the ... (more...)
Trump Issues Executive Order to Freeze Federal Hiring Trump Issues Executive Order to Freeze Federal Hiring
- January 26, 2017

Jon Tester, D-Mont., said. The hiring freeze is also antithetical to Trump's campaign goals of increasing American jobs and energy production on public lands - something that would require more staff, not less. It also found the Office of Management and Budget did not actually quantify how much money, if any, was saved by the freezes. "If his (order) leads to preventable deaths, that will be on Donald Trump's hands, and we will hold him personally accountable", Kauffmann said. (more...)
Sky to Launch pay-TV over Broadband Amid Falling Subscribers Sky to Launch pay-TV over Broadband Amid Falling Subscribers
- January 26, 2017

Pay-TV giant Sky will make all its television channels available without the need for a satellite dish for the first time as it looks to stop customers quitting the group. Sky also plans to launch a loyalty programme in the United Kingdom this year to help retain customers, following the success of a similar scheme in Italy. (more...)
Badlands National Park goes rogue with climate-change tweets Badlands National Park goes rogue with climate-change tweets
- January 26, 2017

On Wednesday, President Trump's administation had instructed the environment protection agency to take down their data on climate change and not speak to media persons or discuss these matters on social media. A NASA Twitter account dedicated to climate change promptly released a chart relating to carbon emissions. The park's Twitter account feed addresses the national security implications of climate change, rising water temperatures and the decline of species driven by global ... (more...)
Trump is apparently still using his unsecured Android phone Trump is apparently still using his unsecured Android phone
- January 26, 2017

Contrary to the reports that the Donald Trump had ditched his Android mobile phone for a potentially more secure device, the 45th US President is still using his old device to post on Twitter. Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, used a heavily-modified BlackBerry and iPhone which limited his ability to call, send texts or tweet, per the Associated Press . (more...)
Facebook testing adverts in Messenger - WhatsApp ads may look the same Facebook testing adverts in Messenger - WhatsApp ads may look the same
- January 26, 2017

The social media company says that testing will commence "in the coming weeks" to a small group of users in Thailand and Australia. The company calmed the throngs of users who hate adverts, by explaining that they have designed the adverts to be placed in such a way, that they are easy to access, yet not intrusive. (more...)
Why All Those Samsung Phones Caught On Fire, According To Samsung Why All Those Samsung Phones Caught On Fire, According To Samsung
- January 26, 2017

It turns out there were two separate issues, though both were down to manufacturing defects which caused the batteries to short circuit and catch fire. You won't even find a logo on the front of the phone. The issues disclosed Sunday ultimately led the company to issue two recalls for its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, and ultimately to stop making the device altogether. (more...)
Ghost Recon Wildlands beta details revealed Ghost Recon Wildlands beta details revealed
- January 26, 2017

While you can go into Ghost Recon: Wildlands all guns blazing and basically be a one-man army, that tactic isn't exactly going to make things easy for you: enemies will call in reinforcements, they'll flank you and they'll figure out how to cut you off from your allies. (more...)
Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) Stock Price Decreases -3.12%
- January 26, 2017

Enbridge Energy, L.P. presently has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $25.25. 01/09/2017 - Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. was downgraded to "market perform" by analysts at Sanford C. It trades at an average volume of 3.75M shares versus 6.39M shares recorded at the end of last trading session. The stock's 50 day moving average is 11.04 and its 200 day moving average is 10.04. (more...)
Samsung blames faulty batteries for Galaxy Note 7 fires Samsung blames faulty batteries for Galaxy Note 7 fires
- January 26, 2017

While the Galaxy S8 is said to be a 5.7-inch device, the Galaxy S8 Plus is said to be a 6-inch one. The Galaxy Note 7 smartphone was recalled twice in an unprecedented consumer safety crisis. A Samsung spokesperson has been quoted as saying they're going to try and get a water and dust resistant device in both the low-end and mid-range markets sometime in the future. (more...)
US Will Never Bring Back Torture Despite Trump Orders - Senator McCain
- January 26, 2017

Former President Barack Obama revoked many of Bush's executive order and banned the use of black site prisons in 2009, a decision that was lauded by human rights organizations. Mr Trump said he would be guided by his cabinet members - including Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo, who has ruled out using torture, and Defence Secretary James Mattis, who told the president that it is counter-productive. (more...)
Euderus set: Evil wasp named after Ancient Egyptian god of violence
- January 26, 2017

But a newly discovered parasitic wasp, called Euderus set , has other ideas. Euderus set parasitizes the crypt gall wasp, killing it in a particularly gruesome way. Golf Coast, including sites in Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. They can be found across the US. The recently discovered wasps are a flawless example of hyperparasite, a parasite whose host is another parasite. (more...)
Trump Prepares Orders to Reduce US Role in UN Trump Prepares Orders to Reduce US Role in UN
- January 26, 2017

The order demands decreasing USA funding towards worldwide organisations by at least 40 per cent. Mr Trump has included the global Criminal Court here, yet the U.S. The proposal would also recommend cuts to funding of the International Criminal Court, which the U.S.is not a member of and is also already prohibited by law from funding. (more...)
Boeing unveils new, blue spacesuits Boeing unveils new, blue spacesuits
- January 26, 2017

Typical space shuttle suits weighed about 33 lbs (15 kilograms), while Boeing's new suit weighs about 12 lbs (5.4 kilograms) - roughly a few Macbook laptops' worth of mass. "If everything goes perfectly on a mission, then you don't need a spacesuit".Boeing's spacesuits certainly seems to have encouraged NASA. Starliner is now undergoing testing before it carries humans into space. (more...)
All the details of the Samsung Galaxy S8 revealed All the details of the Samsung Galaxy S8 revealed
- January 26, 2017

Both will also feature a bezel-free design with edge-to-edge "infinity" displays that make the most of the available real estate. Speaking with its own "well placed" sources, The Guardian has published numerous details about the Galaxy S8, many of which support other information that has surfaced in recent weeks. (more...)
Full dress rehearsal of Republic Day parade
- January 26, 2017

The annual parade is a grand affair. The country is celebrating the Republic Day Parade tomorrow on January 26, 2017 . In 2015, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a picture of the iconic Burj Khalifa lit up in the Indian tricolours was doing the rounds on social media. (more...)
Ford CEO, other MI business leaders meet with President Trump Ford CEO, other MI business leaders meet with President Trump
- January 26, 2017

The former real estate mogul, who remains a billionaire, told them he has friends who want to build in the US but have been unable to get the environmental permits they need 'over something that nobody ever heard of before. For his part, Fields pressed for the need for "data-driven regulations" and trade policy initiatives that address foreign currency manipulation , a Ford spokeswoman said. (more...)
President Donald Trump to move on border security, immigration enforcement President Donald Trump to move on border security, immigration enforcement
- January 26, 2017

President Donald Trump says "planning is starting immediately" on his U.S. -Mexico border wall, which will, at least at first, be financed by U.S. taxpayers. Federal funds will be withheld from cities and states that don't comply with federal law , Spicer said. "Ultimately, it will come out of what's happening with Mexico ... (more...)
Microsoft reveals simplified Xbox One interface focused on speed Microsoft reveals simplified Xbox One interface focused on speed
- January 26, 2017

Bringing up the guide and pressing "X" or "Y" on the controller will start recording, and will eventually allow instant broadcasting to Microsoft's upcoming Beam, a streaming service created to compete with the likes of Twitch. It is true that since a few updates , the Xbox One interface suffered from some rather annoying slowness, and that multitasking is always resource intensive. (more...)
Apple looking into flexible display tech for future iPhones
- January 26, 2017

Japan Display's technology uses LCD and plastic rather than the typical LCD and glass, which makes it able to flex and bend as shown in the photo above (left). As a report from Apple Insider notes, however, a curved LCD display could be used on a more midrange iPhone, or the tech could be used on things like a MacBook or, dare we say, an eventual Apple Car - however far-fetched that seems. (more...)

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