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Four new species of small night frogs discovered in Western Ghats Four new species of small night frogs discovered in Western Ghats
- February 22, 2017

Named after the place of discovery such as Sabarimala and Athirappilly in Kerala, the paper said they were found inside "damp tree leaf litter or marsh vegetation" - unlike night frogs that predominantly reside along streams. While they may be abundant, their future is already looking precarious. "Among the new species, six are now known to be geographically restricted to low and mid elevation regions south of Palghat gap in the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu", the researchers said. (more...)
Trump's defense chief visits UAE in first Middle East trip
- February 22, 2017

US President Donald Trump said during elections campaigns that America should have taken Iraq's oil after 2003 and, had they done so, it would have prevented the emergence of ISIS. Trump's remarks, he explained, are often aimed at the domestic American audience, and are sometimes made without regard for the impact they have on other countries. (more...)
Malaysian envoy to North Korea recalled after Kim Jong Nam slaying Malaysian envoy to North Korea recalled after Kim Jong Nam slaying
- February 22, 2017

Police were already searching for five additional North Koreans, though four are believed to have fled Kuala Lumpur shortly after the attack and are now believed to be back in Pyongyang. Malaysia's determination to carry out an autopsy and refusal to hand over the body directly to North Korea prompted the North Korean ambassador to question the motives of Malaysian authorities in rare comments to the media on Friday. (more...)
Flipkart, Microsoft announce strategic cloud partnership
- February 22, 2017

Flipkart claims to be India's e-commerce leader. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella met with Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today. Microsoft said its cloud platform Azure will add a layer of advanced cloud technologies and analytics to Flipkart's existing data centres. (more...)
Summit Materials, Inc. (NYSE:SUM), Westlake Chemical Corp. (NYSE:WLK)
- February 22, 2017

Several other research firms have also issued reports on WLKP. US based company, Westlake Chemical Corporation's (WLK)'s latest closing price distance was 19.99% from the average-price of 200 days while it maintained a distance from the 50 Day Moving Average at 2.70% and -2.32% compared with the 20 Day Moving Average. (more...)
Robert Reich: What Did Trump Know of the Russian Plot?
- February 22, 2017

Obama: 1,196 words. "Tomorrow, they will say, 'Donald Trump rants and raves at the press, '" he said . Leonid Slutsky, a fellow legislator and head of the Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee, came to a similar conclusion, saying that the USA mainstream media is carrying out a concerted attack on Trump. (more...)
Political Scientist: President Trump Had A 'Rocky' First Month In Office
- February 22, 2017

The Post also reports that Eric Trump's trip to Uruguay ran $100,000 in hotel fees for Secret Service personnel. Put this wasn't a regular president's day. Trump, reportedly a scratch golfer with a keen interest in the sport, has taken criticism over the hypocrisy of his golfing habit recently. However, that sense of achievement was not reflected in the mood of the American people, with his latest approval rating indicating him to be the most unpopular president in modern history ... (more...)
Wal-Mart pushing back against Amazon with online sales surge
- February 22, 2017

Wal-Mart said Tuesday that sales in stores open at least 12 months rose 1.8% in the quarter ended January 31, the 10th consecutive quarter of gains. 01/23/2017 - Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. It beat Amazon to the drive-up grocery market, and its service, Pickup Today , grew 27 percent over the holiday season compared to 2015, Walmart's CFO Brett Biggs said on the earnings call . (more...)
US Tourists Killed in Small Plane Crash in Melbourne, Australia US Tourists Killed in Small Plane Crash in Melbourne, Australia
- February 22, 2017

Australian Transport Safety Bureau chief commissioner Greg Hood said the Beechcraft Super King Air veered left after take off and was engulfed in a fireball on impact. He was in Australia with his wife, who wasn't on board the plane, Wicht said. Family members have posted tributes to Russell Munsch and Greg DeHaven on Facebook. (more...)
Final Fantasy 15's PS4 Pro patch does more harm than good Final Fantasy 15's PS4 Pro patch does more harm than good
- February 22, 2017

The press release for the update also lists the addition of two new songs from NieR: Automata to the in-game radio: "Inishie no Uta / Unmei" and " Weight of the World ". Those problems are present on a non-Pro PS4, but they're not as bad as in the Pro's High mode. Xbox One uses an adaptive v-sync solution that produces completely smooth frame-pacing throughout, leading to a stable experience. (more...)
Mike Pence says U.S. commitment to European Union remains strong
- February 22, 2017

As well as meeting Tusk, Pence saw the EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, and the head of the European commission, Jean-Claude Juncker. Pence is on his diplomatic foray to Brussels as US vice president, after attending the Munich Security Conference in Germany. (more...)
Ice-Locked Ship To Drift Over North Pole Ice-Locked Ship To Drift Over North Pole
- February 22, 2017

The scientists aim to undertake the operation on board a 120m-long German research vessel, the Polarstern , to answer big questions about the Arctic, including why the region is warming faster than any other place on Earth. This will allow "more frequent and cold air outbreaks from the Arctic", causing extreme cold spells on the east coast of the U.S. and parts of Europe. (more...)
Watch SpaceX's incredible daytime rocket landing from a drone's eye view
- February 22, 2017

The pad was last used for the final space shuttle launch in 2011. SpaceX and Boeing are planning to launch astronauts to the space station next year from the Kennedy Space Center and from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station . This will be the CRS-11 mission, the company's 11th cargo supply mission for NASA, which is scheduled to occur no sooner than early April from the same Florida launch pad. (more...)
Melbourne plane crash: Four Americans killed including a former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent
- February 22, 2017

Four American tourists and an Australian pilot, on a golfing holiday, were killed when their light aircraft exploded into a "fireball" as it hit a warehouse at the retail complex in a Melbourne suburb. The pilot was Australian. Earlier this month, the four men left with their wives on a trip centered on golfing that included a jet boat ride in New Zealand, a visit to a winery and a flight February 8 through the mountains on a plane similar to the one that crashed Tuesday. (more...)
Joey Logano wins 'Clash', Chase Elliott wins Daytona 500 pole Joey Logano wins 'Clash', Chase Elliott wins Daytona 500 pole
- February 22, 2017

Elliott just beat out Dale Earnhardt Junior, who came in second and will join Elliott on the front row. Joey Logano won his first Clash, while Chase Elliott won the Daytona 500 pole for the second straight year. The rest of the field outside of Elliott and Earnhardt Jr. will be setup through the Can-Am Duels on Thursday. "I told Rick (Hendrick ) I would like to get a couple of months under my belt to get confidence in my health", Earnhardt said. (more...)
The iPhone 8 may have more storage than you'll ever need The iPhone 8 may have more storage than you'll ever need
- February 22, 2017

Both will have LCD displays, while the 5.5-inch model might have 3GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal memory. That means the basic model is double the 32GB offered as the lowest storage tier for the iPhone 7 . These devices will be more affordable than the "high-end iPhone". TrendForce adds that most of the global production capacity for AMOLED smartphone panels will be used to fulfill orders from Samsung and Apple this year. (more...)
Which analysts are covering Exact Sciences Corporation (EXAS)?
- February 21, 2017

Exact Sciences Corporation's (EXAS ), a part of Healthcare sector and belongs to Medical Laboratories & Research industry; ended its day with a loss of -1.29% and finalized at the price of $19.91. The shares were acquired at an average price of $13.84 per share, with a total value of $138,400.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website . (more...)
Annual Manatee Count Breaks Record in Florida
- February 21, 2017

Florida wildlife officials said they were encouraged after the annual manatee count came in at over 6,000 manatees in Florida waters for the third straight year. The marine mammals need warm water to survive, congregating around 72-degree springs or warm water released from power plants during winter. The higher than 6,000 manatee numbers can be attributed to favorable weather conditions. (more...)
Dodge, Chrysler Recall Nearly 70K Vehicles Over Possible Loss Of Power Dodge, Chrysler Recall Nearly 70K Vehicles Over Possible Loss Of Power
- February 21, 2017

If this happens, it could potentially cause the driveshaft to disconnect and cause a crash. In June, Chrysler changed how the bolts were torqued by centering the torque distribution and increasing the clamp load, changes that seemed to have fixed the driveshafts. (more...)
Aftermath of Recent Terrorist Attacks in Pakistan Aftermath of Recent Terrorist Attacks in Pakistan
- February 21, 2017

In one of the strikes, the trainer of the suicide bomber has been killed, local reports say. Pakistani airstrikes killed "dozens" of militants on Monday in a tribal region along the Afghan border, the military said. Zakhilwa said he passed on documents both to Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Pakistani military GHQ. Five days ago, after shrine attack in Pakistan, Pakistan closed Torkham port. (more...)

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