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Energy Dept Office Bans Terms Like 'Climate Change' Energy Dept Office Bans Terms Like 'Climate Change'
- March 31, 2017

The phrases have not been banned outright, but are reportedly part of a list of climate-related terms that are being avoided in light of the Trump administration's attitudes on climate change. For example, when Trump announced he was changing vehicle fuel-efficiency standards, a group of Climate Mayors, which included the mayors of NY and Los Angeles, responded by ordering $ 10 billion worth of electric vehicles for their city fleets. (more...)
Jeff Bezos offers a peek inside Blue Origin's capsule for space tourists Jeff Bezos offers a peek inside Blue Origin's capsule for space tourists
- March 31, 2017

The latest email update from Bezos, who created the Blue Origin space venture only a few years after starting up Amazon, includes a series of artist's conceptions showing the interior of New Shepard's spacious six-seat passenger cabin. "Step inside... Every seat's a window seat ". "We have been designing the capsule interior with an eye toward precision engineering, safety and comfort", he added. (more...)
Jewish community center bomb threats: Teen suspect arrested in Israel
- March 31, 2017

Israeli media also identified him as an American-Israeli dual citizen and said he had been found unfit for compulsory service in the Israeli military. Israeli police say he used advanced technology to cover up the origin of his calls and communications. He was said to have a "very serious" medical condition that may have affected his behaviour. (more...)
Clippers beat Wizards 133-124 in high-scoring shootout
- March 31, 2017

If Griffin signs elsewhere this summer, is it really worth it to sign Chris Paul to a long-term contract? "Obviously with this season, the more time you're together the more impatient you become and you feel like time's kind of passing by". (more...)
Nintendo Switch And NES Classic Out Of Stock At Best Buy Now
- March 31, 2017

True enough, all units got sold out after a few hours of going live on the online store. Best Buy offers the NES Classic for $59.99, Nintendo Switch with digital Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for $359.98, and the Nintendo Switch for $299.99. (more...)
Portugal airport honors Cristiano Ronaldo with ugly bust
- March 31, 2017

The Cristiano Ronaldo bronze bust was a less than flattering depiction of the footballing great. Cristiano Ronaldo may have the medals, money and looks, even an airport - but it's his bronze likeness that's stealing the show. deemed excessive in it's scope, the celebration was rumoured to have been performed for the crew in attendance filming 'Cristiano Ronaldo: the movie'. (more...)
Autosteer Speed Limit Bumped Up, Summon, Auto Lane Change Features Added
- March 31, 2017

Tesla's autopilot mode is not meant to be fully automated driving and the driver is required to remain engaged, according to the company website. A Tesla Model S vehicle at the Tesla store, Sydney, March 13. In Autopilot 2 vehicles, Tesla's software handles lane changes without input from drivers. Auto Lane Change is an Autosteer feature that allows the vehicle change lanes on its own. (more...)
Peggy Whitson set to break Sunita Williams' spacewalk record
- March 31, 2017

A team from the Mission Control Center at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston devised a plan for the astronauts to finish covering the port with the PMA-3 cover Whitson removed earlier in the day. An important piece of micrometeorite shielding was lost during the spacewalk. Whitson undertook her first space mission in 2002 and most recently launched into space in November previous year, according to NPR . (more...)
Christie Meets With Paterson Doctors Finding Success Fighting Opioid Crisis Christie Meets With Paterson Doctors Finding Success Fighting Opioid Crisis
- March 31, 2017

Donald Trump was joined by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in holding a roundtable discussion on opioid addiction. The President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis will be made up of members appointed by the president. (more...)
Spicer: More Evidence Of CNN Collusion With Hillary Than Trump With Kremlin
- March 30, 2017

The surprising and potentially more consequential result of the hearing was when Comey said there is an ongoing FBI investigation of the Trump campaign's possible collusion or cooperation with the Russian government during the 2016 presidential campaign. (more...)
South African anti-apartheid icon dies at 87
- March 30, 2017

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation said in a statement that he will "be buried according to Muslim religious rights, details of which will be made publicly available in due course". Born on August 21, 1929, to Indian immigrant parents in a town of northwestern South Africa , Kathrada was introduced to politics when he joined a non-racial youth club run by the Young Communist League, Xinhua news agency reported . (more...)
Samsung Confirms the Note 7 Is Coming Back as a Refurbished Device
- March 30, 2017

After recently promising at MWC 2017 that it would learn "every lesson possible" from the disaster, Samsung has now announced plans to refurbish and relaunch the 2.5 million recalled Note 7 devices. The manufacturer also said in a statement "salvageable components shall be detached for reuse". The Note 7 disaster cost Samsung about $5.5 billion in cost and profits, according to the company's quarterly earnings reports. (more...)
Galaxy Note 7 again! Samsung to launch the refurbished phones as speculated
- March 30, 2017

The company having sold over 3.06 million Note 7's to consumers a year ago before taking the phones off the market, had not previously mentioned/commented what it planned to do with the recovered phones. Samsung's second plan is to detach salvageable semiconductors and cameras for re-use, but only "for test sample production purposes". Samsung is light on details at this point, saying it will consult with regulatory authorities and wireless phone carriers about the possibility of offering ... (more...)
South Africa's Anti-Apartheid Stalwart Ahmed Kathrada Dies Aged 87
- March 30, 2017

Internationally, Ahmed Kathrada didn't have the name recognition of his close friend and cellmate Nelson Mandela, but he was one of South Africa's best-loved and revered anti-apartheid activists - and a moral compass for the nation. This led to the famous Rivonia Trial in which eight accused were sentenced to life imprisonment with hard labour on Robben Island. "We must do everything to ensure that the values which inspired him to battle, germinate a million times over and produce more of ... (more...)
Pravin Gordhan : Finance Minister back in South Africa on Zuma's orders Pravin Gordhan : Finance Minister back in South Africa on Zuma's orders
- March 30, 2017

Gordhan told reporters shortly after landing at Johannesburg's global airport that he was focused on restoring faith in Africa's most industrialized economy and had met with about 50 investors while in London. ANN7 also reported that Brian Molefe , ex-head of state utility Eskom, and former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene , were not in the running to replace Gordhan. (more...)
BioWare To Announce Plans To Fix Mass Effect Andromeda Next Week BioWare To Announce Plans To Fix Mass Effect Andromeda Next Week
- March 30, 2017

After the passing of the customary "week of silence" after a game launch, the Mass Effect Andromeda team has come back to life with a new Twitter post . They've also requested that people keep the feedback coming so that the team can "plan out solutions to improve and build" on the game. "We're looking at patching lots of issues and want to strongly support the game moving forward", he tweeted , "I can't say more just yet.No promises, but I've got it on a list of things we're looking at ... (more...)
HTC Vive to make VR content for Warner Bros. film HTC Vive to make VR content for Warner Bros. film
- March 30, 2017

HTC Virtual Reality senior vice-president Rikard Steiber told Variety the partnership could be a break-through moment for his industry. HTC will also be responsible for producing varied pieces of VR content concerning the world of Ready Player One . (more...)
Carolinas rank in top 25 of best states to retire in Carolinas rank in top 25 of best states to retire in
- March 30, 2017

Unfortunately for sun worshippers, the states that came out on top tend to be a bit chilly. Florida ranked 17th among the states, failing to crack the top 10 in any of the categories except for the prevalence of other seniors. About 70 percent chose cost of living, health care quality and crime rate as either the most or very important. New Hampshire, Colorado, and ME took the first, second, and third spots, respectively. (more...)
Trump to drop climate change from environmental reviews Trump to drop climate change from environmental reviews
- March 30, 2017

In the case of carbon, the impact of emissions on the earth's climate can take several years to appear. "We know that the impact of 1.5 C would be less than 2, 3, or 4 C. "But most still see climate change as a faraway threat, in both time and place, and as something that threatens the future of polar bears but not necessarily people". (more...)
United Airlines faces criticism over barring girls with leggings United Airlines faces criticism over barring girls with leggings
- March 30, 2017

The airline went on to explain the reason the two girls were scrutinized for their fashion choice is because they were " pass riders ", also known as friends or relatives of United employees who receive free or heavily discounted air travel and have a separate dress code they must adhere to. (more...)

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