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San Francisco sues Donald Trump over sanctuary city order
- Февраля 01, 2017

The letter said firmly that city "declines to participate in any agreements" laid out in Trump's two executive orders, and that city public safety agencies would not enforce federal immigration law. "The Trump administration falsely believes that sanctuary cities harbor criminals and make communities unsafe". Mayor Ed Lee has been proactive in upholding San Francisco's "sanctuary city" status. (more...)
Earth has peppered the moon with oxygen for billions of years Earth has peppered the moon with oxygen for billions of years
- Февраля 01, 2017

The scientists including planetary scientist Kentaro Terada of Osaka University in Japan and colleagues published the discovery in Nature Astronomy on Jan 30. How the Moon passes through the magnetotail of Earth. This high-energy oxygen was not detected when the Moon was outside Earth's magnetosphere. "By simulation, we know that such an ion with high energy can penetrate into the lunar soil", Terada said. (more...)
Op-ed submission: College Republicans denounce Trump's immigration order Op-ed submission: College Republicans denounce Trump's immigration order
- Февраля 01, 2017

The order , which suspends immigration from the seven countries listed above for 120 days and suspends the admission of refugees for 90 days, is created to be temporary and is supposed to give the new administration time to evaluate possible holes in the system and implement a more effective vetting process. (more...)
Punjab, Sindh govts term Careem and Uber 'illegal'
- Февраля 01, 2017

The notification issued by the signatures of the Secretary Punjab Provincial Transport Authority, and addressing the Lahore's chief Traffic Officer and the CEO Lahore Transport Company, implores the said authorities for the services to not be allowed on the roads with immediate effect . (more...)
JFK Taxi Strike in Response to Immigration Ban Sparks Uber Boycott
- Января 31, 2017

A JFK airport taxi drivers' strike protesting President Donald Trump's immigration ban Saturday has caused hundreds of Twitter followers to push for a boycott of Uber for operating during the strike. Even the local New York Taxi Workers Alliance protested the executive order, refusing to service JFK from 6pm to 7pm. People have been deleting the Uber app from their phones since Saturday night in protest against what they saw as the company's trying to turn a profit off of the ... (more...)
Plex has acquired newscast aggregator Watchup because people are watching news again
- Января 31, 2017

Users of Watchup's mobile app can build personalized feeds to get their news too, leaving searching to a minimum when it comes to finding news that's relevant to you. With a lovely, simple, and consistent user experience and 4+ star rated apps on over 40 platforms, Plex has quickly become a top 10 streaming app on OTT devices. (more...)
Nintendo profits surge on weaker yen and smartphone success
- Января 31, 2017

Bear in mind that the game still remains an iOS-exclusive and the figure is certainly going to go up when the game is eventually released for Android. " Pokemon did exceptionally well", Kimishima told reporters . There's great success for the Nintendo NES Classic Mini, which sold over 200,000 units in North America in the launch month. (more...)
Daimler Will Build Self-Driving Cars for Uber
- Января 31, 2017

The company was recently told to stop testing self-driving cars in San Francisco, and it packed up its cars onto self-driving trucks built by its subsidiary Otto, which it purchased in August. "Dieter said then that Daimler and Uber could be "frenemies"-in fact, we turned out to be great partners". "I think that is the best way to win the future". (more...)
Possible nuclear fuel debris sighted under damaged Fukushima reactor Possible nuclear fuel debris sighted under damaged Fukushima reactor
- Января 31, 2017

The operator said more analysis would be needed before it could confirm that the images were of melted uranium fuel rods, but confirmed that the lumps were not there before Fukushima Daiichi was hit by a powerful natural disaster and tsunami on 11 March 2011. (more...)
Merkel rejects U.S. comments, says Germany can not influence euro Merkel rejects U.S. comments, says Germany can not influence euro
- Января 31, 2017

The Dollar fell sharply and the Euro jumped after Donald Trump's trade adviser, Peter Navarro, suggested the Euro was artificially weak, and Germany was gaining an unfair trade advantage over a result. Figures released on Tuesday showed the euro zone economy grew at an annualised rate of 2 percent in the fourth quarter, outstripping the US economy's 1.9 percent. (more...)
Donald Trump signs executive order to slash regulations
- Января 31, 2017

It instructs the Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to work with other department heads to reach out to companies in the USA over a 60-day period to ask what the federal government can do to make permitting easier for businesses. Surrounded by small-business owners as signed the order, Trump was characteristically grandiose on its impact if vague on the specifics. And how will the current SEC rules and, if signed into law, proposed legislation (see this PubCo post ) regarding cost-benefit ... (more...)
Microsoft's mysterious 'Windows Cloud' could be the second coming of Windows RT Microsoft's mysterious 'Windows Cloud' could be the second coming of Windows RT
- Января 31, 2017

Previously rumored to roll out alongside the full-blown Windows version, Microsoft Windows 10 Cloud is reportedly coming with a "shell" that should enable the OS to work across all the firm's devices. According to longtime Redmond watcher Mary J. Foley, the upcoming Windows Cloud isn't actually cloud-based at all . Google has a vast library of touch-optimised apps at its disposal in the Play Store while Microsoft will find itself back in the position of enticing developers to build ... (more...)
Mobile Animal Crossing delayed Mobile Animal Crossing delayed
- Января 31, 2017

It now won't come out until sometime after March. Game sales were predominantly driven by Nintendo 3DS titles Pokémon Sun and Moon , which combined sold almost 15 million copies, followed by Super Mario Maker , also for Nintendo 3DS, selling over two million copies. (more...)
Brisk and chilly with a snow shower this afternoon Brisk and chilly with a snow shower this afternoon
- Января 31, 2017

Snow accumulations less than one inch. Wednesday night , mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. West wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Tuesday night - A chance of flurries after midnight with a low around 25. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Lows in the Upper 20's. Calm wind becoming north around 6 miles per hour after midnight. "Once we get into Wednesday it's just a couple of degrees cooler, high is 68 degrees with a low of 37". (more...)
Sen. Brown blocks committee vote on Trump's Treasury nominee
- Января 31, 2017

Monday, will now take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The US Senate Democrats will urge their Republican colleagues to postpone a vote on Tuesday on the nomination of Tom Price, President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, over ethics concerns, the media reported. (more...)
Mukund recalled for Bangladesh Test; Parthiv excluded Mukund recalled for Bangladesh Test; Parthiv excluded
- Января 31, 2017

Mukund also figured in the first two Tests of the following series in England, but was dropped after scores of 49, 12, 0 and 13 in the first two matches at Lord's and Nottingham. Murali Vijay and KL Rahul are the first-choice openers and there is a possibility that Abhinav might get a longer run in the side, with Australia set to follow Bangladesh for a four-Test series beginning in the last week of February. (more...)
Kingdom Hearts III's Newest Screenshot Is An Homage To Final Fantasy VII
- Января 31, 2017

First rumored in 2015 before receiving an official announcement in June of previous year, Final Fantasy XII has been the talk of the franchise lately. Final Fantasy 15's first two big DLC episodes have been dated, with musclebound hunk Gladiolus leading the charge with his story being told on March 28th ( thanks for the spot, USgamer ). (more...)
Gingrich hits on Schumer for shedding tears over Trump's immigration order Gingrich hits on Schumer for shedding tears over Trump's immigration order
- Января 31, 2017

Blocking the daily procedure showed Democrats were stepping up their slowdown efforts. Joining the protests on Saturday was the NY Taxi Workers Alliance, who called for a work stoppage from 6 p.m. Bob Corker of Tennessee, who chairs the Foreign Relations Committee, told reporters Monday. Another 10,000 or so said they were "interested". "If we get a few more Republicans I think we might be able to get legislation to overturn it". (more...)
Elon Musk will start digging tunnels to ease traffic congestion
- Января 31, 2017

The Delft University of Technology team placed first with a lightweight carbon fiber pod prototype that the team thinks could be scaled up easily. Several teams have already been showing off their designs. Badgerloop leaders said it's an honor to win the innovation award, especially since the team is led by undergraduates. (more...)
NASA Posts Gorgeous Photos of Saturn's Rings NASA Posts Gorgeous Photos of Saturn's Rings
- Января 31, 2017

Cassini is quickly approaching the end of its 13-year mission, which is set to end in September when the spacecraft burn up in Saturn's atmosphere. NASA's Cassini spacecraft has sent back extraordinarily detailed images of Saturn's rings snapped from closer than ever before. (more...)

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