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DuPont to settle PFOA lawsuits for $670 million DuPont to settle PFOA lawsuits for $670 million
- February 13, 2017

In a press release , DuPont said the "agreement in principle" would settle 3,550 personal injury cases. For the next five years, Chemours will pay the first $25 million annually for any "PFOA liabilities outside the settlement", If that amount is exceeded, DuPont would foot the next $25 million annually, and Chemours would then pay any additional amounts. (more...)
Apple's Newest IPhone Is Set To Come With A Hefty Pricetag Apple's Newest IPhone Is Set To Come With A Hefty Pricetag
- February 13, 2017

The report also states that since Apple sells around 200 million iPhones a year, these 160 million OLED panel units will be incorporated on 160 million iPhones if the assembly process does not count any defects in the panels, resulting in 80 percent of the entire smartphone sales. (more...)
Mercedes reveals new G 650 Landaulet
- February 13, 2017

Thanks to the extended wheelbase of the G-Class, the Landaulet measures 5,345mm in length, is 2,235mm tall and has a wheelbase of 3,428mm. This is the first off-roader from the Maybach sub-brand, which has previously produced the Maybach S-Class and the S 650 Cabriolet. (more...)
Walking Dead season 7 episode 9 recap: Rick smiles again but why? Walking Dead season 7 episode 9 recap: Rick smiles again but why?
- February 13, 2017

My profession, my history as a special effects makeup artist, has really allowed me to learn how to read scripts in a very unique and very different way. In retrospect, there are probably holes in this, but those are easy to overlook in the moment. And they have the weapons that he needs. Negan's influence did not end there, however, as the long hours spent in his cell gave him the opportunity to become a sort of advisor to Rick . (more...)
Two-state solution crucial for Mideast peace Two-state solution crucial for Mideast peace
- February 13, 2017

Friedman, who is an Orthodox Jew, said after his nomination in a statement that he looks forward to having "the USA embassy in Israel's eternal capital, Jerusalem". In addition, the United States would be forfeiting its role as a mediator in the conflict, and according to Palestinian officials risks becoming "a direct party to the conflict". (more...)
New LG G6 Will Feature Updated Quad DAC New LG G6 Will Feature Updated Quad DAC
- February 13, 2017

The company will unveil its next flagship smartphone G6, which it hopes to restore reputation of its ailing smartphone business, on February 26 at Sant Jordi Club in Barcelona, Spain. The Quad DAC will allow users to connect the most expensive pair of earphones along with in-ear monitors to headphones. With this upgrade, the G6 promises to deliver an enhanced audio experience to match or even better the LG V20 that was released in the second half of 2016. (more...)
NASA's Hubble Telescope, Astronomers Discover Comet 100000-Times Bigger Than Halley's
- February 13, 2017

Keck Observatory to study the calcium, magnesium, and hydrogen. Astronomers in Germany who revealed it claim that this celestial object has a similar composition with the well-known Halley's comet. They estimate that about 30 per cent of the minor planet's mass was water and other ices, and approximately 70 per cent was rocky material. Given the results of their study, the researchers are suggesting that there may be many more objects in the Kuiper belt similar to the minor planet. (more...)
Create, share favourite hangouts on Google Maps now Create, share favourite hangouts on Google Maps now
- February 13, 2017

Users can, however, create their own custom lists too, which sit in the Saved tab in the Your Places section of Google Maps' side menu. Google Maps is introducing a new feature that enables users to create lists of their favourite places and share them with friends and family via social media. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp relieved to satisfy angry Liverpool support with win over Tottenham
- February 13, 2017

The spuds have been looking strong but were terrible today and that can happen. The boys will have a little bit of a rest and then we will start a pre-season, that's how we understand it. "We have plenty of young players with a lot of talent but we need to get through those kinds of situations because you can't buy experience". "We started only four points above Liverpool , but we didn't look like that today", said the more than slightly irritated Argentine. (more...)
ISRO to use India's satellite navigation system
- February 13, 2017

For the second mission, the French space agency also wants to collaborate with India to make and send a rover on Mars. Michael M Watkins, Director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, had said during a visit to India that NASA would be keen to put a telematics module along with the mission so that NASA's rovers and the Indian satellites are able to communicate with each other. (more...)
SpaceX completes static fire test, historic launch could come Saturday ars_ab.settitle(1041031)
- February 13, 2017

The hot fire test generated a huge plume of smoke exhausting out the north side of the flame trench of Launch Complex 39A at approximately 4:30 p.m. EST, Feb. The static fire test was meant to generate data which the company's engineers and technicians will analyze to fine-tune performance parameters. The positive outcome paves the path for a Falcon 9.Dragon blastoff as soon as next Saturday. (more...)
Trump attacks federal courts as 'so political,' defends travel ban Trump attacks federal courts as 'so political,' defends travel ban
- February 13, 2017

That means that travelers from the seven countries, as well as refugees, can continue to enter the country as the case proceeds through the courts. He argued that if the appeals court decides to allow the restraining order to remain in place, it should be modified to apply only to "previously admitted aliens who are temporarily overseas now or who wish to travel and return to the United States in the future", he said . (more...)
Carpool Karaoke coming to Apple Music Carpool Karaoke coming to Apple Music
- February 13, 2017

The vehicle didn't move, but it was still fun to watch. The CBS Late Late Show host, a Tony victor with singing and dancing chops who made Carpool Karaoke a viral phenomenon, played down his music cred with the rap line: "I'm in over my head, just not that strong/I'm on at 12:30/prime-time it's just wrong". (more...)
Idea Cellular has no plan to increase Capex despite Jio pressure Idea Cellular has no plan to increase Capex despite Jio pressure
- February 13, 2017

Vodafone also confirmed the news and says, "Vodafone confirms that it is in discussions with the Aditya Birla Group about an all share merger of Vodafone India - excluding Vodafone's 42 per cent stake in Indus Towers - and Idea". -Average revenue per user (ARPU) was Rs 154 in Q3FY17, down from Rs 155 in the previous quarter. Mobile broadband base accounted for 73% of all data connections during the quarter. (more...)
North Korea fires ballistic missile in first test of Trump administration North Korea fires ballistic missile in first test of Trump administration
- February 13, 2017

According to South Korea, its northern neighbor launched a ballistic missile 500 kilometers east "in response to the new USA administration's hardline policy". North Korea strongly opposes the exercises and has said they are a ruse by the U.S. Meanwhile, the Japanese government confirmed the North's missile test, Kyodo News reported citing a government official. (more...)
Woman pleads guilty over Huntly Muslim abuse incident caught on video Woman pleads guilty over Huntly Muslim abuse incident caught on video
- February 13, 2017

A woman filmed racially abusing and assaulting a Muslim New Zealand woman in Huntly has plead guilty in her first appearance at court. Ms Khan said that she's been contacted by others who have experienced abuse due to their race or religion who had never thought to film the incident. (more...)
Cheating Frenchman sues Uber for tipping off wife about affair Cheating Frenchman sues Uber for tipping off wife about affair
- February 13, 2017

His lawyer David-André Darmon said: 'My client was the victim of a bug in an application. The lawyer alleged that due to a bug in Uber's application, his client had to go through a divorce. The unnamed businessman from Côte d'Azur in the south of France is putting the blame on Uber for breaking up his marriage. The team at Le Figaro conducted their own experiment to see if they could replicate the issue with the Uber version for iPhones. (more...)
Trumpian Politics Take Center Stage Across Speeches — BAFTA Awards Trumpian Politics Take Center Stage Across Speeches — BAFTA Awards
- February 13, 2017

However La La Land's Gosling lost out on the Bafta best actor Bafta to to Casey Affleck, who won for his role in Manchester by the Sea . Quebecers Claude La Haye, Bernard Gariépy Strobl and Sylvain Bellemare won the award for best sound . (more...)
How to watch the Grammy Awards 2017
- February 13, 2017

David Bowie has earned four posthumous Grammy award nominations following his death from cancer previous year. The amusing James Corden, host of The Late Late Show , is hosting the 2017 GRAMMY Awards on Sunday. Sturgill Simpson's " A Sailor's Guide to Earth " is the victor of this year's Grammy Award for best country album. Beyonce is facing fierce competition from Adele, whose album 25 has been nominated in four categories against Beyonce - Album of the Year , Record of the Year ... (more...)
Ashwin fastest to 250 wickets as Bangladesh make 388
- February 12, 2017

They had to work hard to get them out". "This pitch luckily is a better pitch". Till the finish of the Bangladesh first innings in his 45th Test, Ashwin has 24 five-wicket pulls and seven 10-wicket pulls up until now. "There is a perception that I can't play many shots". Some have never faced reverse swing bowling in domestic cricket. So it's hard for them to face that in worldwide cricket straight away. (more...)

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