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World's Oldest Woman Astronaut Keeps Spacewalking Past Records
- March 31, 2017

The space agency noted the two astronauts finally finished covering the spot with a PMA-3 cover they removed earlier in the day. This is her third tour of duty aboard the ISS. She's scheduled to return to Earth in June, but may stick around an extra three months, until September. NASA is hoping to take advantage of an extra seat in the Russian Soyuz spacecraft that's due to launch with two astronauts next month and return in September. (more...)
Mexican man arrested despite protected status to be released Mexican man arrested despite protected status to be released
- March 31, 2017

Boutrous Jr., a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and a member of Mr. Ramirez's legal team, in the Tuesday statement. After his detention, Ramirez filed a lawsuit in federal court arguing that his detention was unconstitutional. It's unknown how the larger federal case could affect the immigration court proceedings now underway. The lawyers say the tattoo, which says " La Paz BCS ", pays homage to the city of La Paz in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, where he was born. (more...)
Noida Police Arrest Five People In Nigerian Students' Assault Case
- March 31, 2017

Since the attack, the government have released a statement to reassure African migrants who understandably feel concerned. Five people have been arrested in connection with attacks on African students in Greater Noida, sparking concern over their safety and prompting intervention by external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj who has promised immediate action. (more...)
US agency moves to shake up government-subsidized telecom program
- March 31, 2017

Twelve states and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners pushed back against the FCC's order to include broadband as part of the Lifeline program for phone service, arguing in the U.S. It's admin that they don't need for essentially, no reward. Mignon Clyburn an FCC commissioner and a Democrat, asserted that the result will be fewer choices for low-income Americans in selecting a subsidized broadband provider. (more...)
S.Africa'S Finance minister back after Zuma recall S.Africa'S Finance minister back after Zuma recall
- March 31, 2017

Zuma suggested that the relationship between Gordhan and him was irreparable and the president could not trust him. The top six of South Africa's ruling African National Congress party have approved the removal of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, ANN7 television reported on Tuesday, citing sources. (more...)
Oklahoma officer, 22, dies after shootout
- March 31, 2017

Officer Justin Terney, 22, pulled over a vehicle and asked a man to exit the auto Sunday night. Terney used a Taser on the suspect without success and the suspect shot the officer, who returned fire, police said. "We haven't had to live through this yet", he said. Kidney says authorities are working to identify the suspect, but believe he may have fled because he had an outstanding warrant. (more...)
You are here! Home > BUSINESS > Samsung shares rise after new smartphones launch You are here! Home > BUSINESS > Samsung shares rise after new smartphones launch
- March 31, 2017

Samsung has confirmed that it will offer its new Gear VR with controller for free with each eligible purchase of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. It is also said to allow you to shop online for things it recognises through the camera app. On March 29, Samsung launched the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus at the Unpacked Event in NY. Samsung is also partnering with Pinterest to take photos to find similar products. (more...)
Australian towns evacuated amid flooding from ex-cyclone
- March 31, 2017

With much of the region devastated by Cyclone Debbie and its rain-sodden aftermath, the club will auction off all 17 of the Cowboys match-worn player-signed Captain America Marvel jerseys, the proceeds going to the natural disaster recovery effort. (more...)
Oklahoma Cop Dies After Traffic Stop Ends in Exchanging Shots
- March 31, 2017

The DA, who released the arrest affidavit Tuesday afternoon, says Williams admitted that she was driving the vehicle that Tecumseh officer Justin Terney pulled over for a busted taillight. Shepard had an outstanding warrant for knowingly concealing stolen property, which may have convinced him to try escaping, according to police. Kidney says Terney grew up in the eastern Oklahoma town of Canadian and was a volunteer firefighter. (more...)
Apple's Newly Minted $329 iPad Model Flunks Teardown Exam
- March 31, 2017

While the connectors fit, they didn't have the time to test if they work. The test results were not promising as iFixit scored the new 9.7-inch iPad just 2 out of 10 in terms of repairability. You can see iFixit's step-by-step teardown here. What were some of the sticking points of the teardown? iFixit laments the fact that the front panel is glued to the device, which makes attempting to remove it without breaking the glass a formidable task. (more...)
David Bowie's NYC Condo Is for Sale & It Comes With His Piano David Bowie's NYC Condo Is for Sale & It Comes With His Piano
- March 31, 2017

The couple left the apartment to move downtown, to a property in SoHo that Bowie had bought in 1999. "[It has] stunning, unobstructed views of Central Park". The walnut-paneled office looks out over the park. Housing David and his wife, Iman, for 10 years, the lavish apartment comes with all the bells and whistles one would imagine an Essex House apartment with Central Park views to have. (more...)
Spacewalking astronauts salvage job, back inside
- March 31, 2017

Spacewalking astronaughts Shane Kimbrough and Peggy Whitson went out on the International Space Station's 199th spacewalk on March 30, to carry out routine maintenance. One port already is in place on the front of the station's forward Harmony module. Whitson's last spacewalk was on January 6 with Commander Shane Kimbrough when she hooked up new lithium-ion batteries and inspected the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer. (more...)
Google Reviews Advertising Policies Amid Extremist YouTube Videos Scandal
- March 31, 2017

In light of these numbers, and cases where "brands' ads appeared on content that was not aligned with their values", a stricter ad policy was needed. The tech giant said the advertisers will have more say to display of ads on YouTube and other Google networks. (more...)
Australia to begin evacuating cyclone-hit Island resorts
- March 31, 2017

Northeastern Australia is still dealing with the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie , which swept across the Queensland coast on Tuesday, causing widespread damage with winds up to 114 miles per hour. Focus has turned to the restoration of essential services such as water and electricity in the areas hit by Debbie, including Bowen, Mackay and the Whitsundays where some 50,000 people were still without power, officials said. (more...)
Brad Hodge apologises to Virat Kohli over injury comments Brad Hodge apologises to Virat Kohli over injury comments
- March 31, 2017

With each test having some nail biting action. "Will Virat Kohli's injury affect RCB's performance?" The firebrand paid tribute to Australia's "relentlessness" and skill, but was scathing of their character. Smith had then taken refuge under the term " brain fade " later but the damage was done. Australia managed to draw Ranchi Test, but India sealed the win in Dharamshala. (more...)
Samsung Plans On Selling Refurbished Versions of the Galaxy Note 7
- March 31, 2017

Months after Samsung recalled all units of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, the company has confirmed it does plan to offer refurbished versions of the device for sale or rental. However, in response, Samsung said it has not set specifics on refurbished Note 7 sales plans, including what markets and when they would go on sale. (more...)
Spacewalk mishap: Astronauts lose important piece of space station's protective shielding
- March 31, 2017

With this spacewalk, Whitson has now walked in space a total of eight times. Whitson is expected to beat the cumulative spacewalk time of Sunita Williams' 50 hours and 40 minutes, CBS News reported . Floating in the Quest airlock, Kimbrough and Whitson switched their spacesuits to battery power at 7:29 a.m.to officially kick off U.S. EVA-41, the second NASA spacewalk in one week. (more...)
House GOP blocks effort by Democrats to obtain Trump's taxes House GOP blocks effort by Democrats to obtain Trump's taxes
- March 31, 2017

Ryan insists he's still trying to get the bill passed despite its collapse last week short of votes. "The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don't get on the team, & fast". But during eight years of a Democratic White House, their differences with mainstream Republicans were contained. You come and go.but this nation will still be here.and things you do.like centralize power to the federal government.will then be there for the liberal Democrats to screw us.is ... (more...)
Facebook introduces personal fundraising tools, donate buttons in Facebook Live for Pages Facebook introduces personal fundraising tools, donate buttons in Facebook Live for Pages
- March 31, 2017

It honestly is a clone of GoFundMe , with the only exception being that all money donated will be attached to your Facebook profile, so people know exactly where their donations are going. Currently, Facebook already has a feature that allows non-profit organisations to raise money for social causes. "When people mobilize around the causes they care about, it builds a safe and supportive community". (more...)
100% committed to Paris climate deal, says China after Donald Trump snubs
- March 31, 2017

Trump's executive order did not attempt to withdraw a key 2009 EPA ruling that greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide endanger the public's health and welfare. Under the Paris accord, the US agreed to reduce its carbon emissions 26 percent to 28 percent below the levels emitted in 2005. During his campaign for the U.S. (more...)

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