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BSRIA concerned with President Trump's response to Paris Agreement BSRIA concerned with President Trump's response to Paris Agreement
- April 07, 2017

President Trump's executive order canceling this plan will do nothing good for anyone. This is the latest in the administration's rollbacks on Obama-era regulations regarding mining, drilling, and coal-burning and gas-burning. But people in coal country understood then and do now that saving many miners' jobs is beyond Trump's control. By the U.S. Energy Information Administration's own calculation, the regulation would have meant the unnecessary and premature closure of many of ... (more...)
Robert Reich: Trump's Pledge on Coal Jobs Is Going Up in Smoke Robert Reich: Trump's Pledge on Coal Jobs Is Going Up in Smoke
- April 07, 2017

In other words, Trump won't be "bringing back your jobs", as he vowed when he signed measures reversing President Barack Obama's climate and energy policies. Shipments of USA metallurgical coal, used in the production of steel, have recently shown up in China following a two-year hiatus - in part to offset banned shipments from North Korea and temporary delays from cyclone-hit Australian producers. (more...)
Consumers Energy | Charting a Future for Clean Energy
- April 07, 2017

Mining, transporting and burning coal pollutes - a reality understood quite well by banks and institutional investors who have been unloading coal stocks for years. Rather, he has taken aim at any policy that recognises climate change as a problem that requires a government response. Where has Emmer been on this issue? Chang said he thinks rolling back climate-change initiatives sends a message to the world that the United States is more concerned with short-term gain than the long-term ... (more...)
EU Expands Sanctions Against North Korea as Trump Meets Xi
- April 07, 2017

The president has said that if China doesn't exert more pressure on North Korea, the USA will act alone. But China has also grown tired of the militaristic aspirations of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who has yet to visit Beijing during his six-year rule. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi 6 Smartphone Spotted on GFXBench, Reveals Key Specifications
- April 07, 2017

It may be mentioned that the Mi Max sports a 6.44-inch display with 1,080x1,920 pixels (342 ppi pixel density), powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor, and runs Android Marshmallow operating system. The two variants of the device will come out with different RAM as well. The same continues with storage as well with higher variant will get 128GB storage in comparison to the 64GB on the base model. (more...)
They did it! SpaceX launches and lands re-used rocket
- April 07, 2017

Buying used instead of new is a good way to save money on clothes, electronics and, apparently, space travel. The two-stage rocket, in its Full Thrust version, will carry the SES-10 communication satellite into orbit, which will provide television services to Central and South America, along with the Caribbean. (more...)
Advocates call for more salary transparency on Equal Pay Day Advocates call for more salary transparency on Equal Pay Day
- April 07, 2017

You may find it hard to believe, but while female personal financial advisors are busy looking after the financial security of their clients, they themselves are likely to be getting stiffed on their own take-home pay ion comparison to the guy at the next desk. (more...)
Qantas Turns On Fast, Free, Gate-to-Gate In-flight Wi-Fi
- April 07, 2017

The airline company was expecting to complete the testing by mid-year and to roll it out across its 80 aircraft at the end of 2018. The CEO said that they made a decision to install the technology to one aircraft until they were finished fine tuning it. (more...)
Flight turbulence to get three times more common because of CO2 Flight turbulence to get three times more common because of CO2
- April 07, 2017

Climate change will affect and increase the probability of flight delays and distressed. The study will greatly help engineers and airlines with the operational clear-air turbulence forecasts. The study found that by the time carbon dioxide levels have doubled from what they were prior to the Industrial Revolution, severe turbulence will be worse by 149 percent, compared to what it was prior to 1850. (more...)
Goddard Space Center Releases Stunning Jupiter Images Goddard Space Center Releases Stunning Jupiter Images
- April 07, 2017

Lighter colored areas, called zones, are high-pressure where the atmosphere rises. The images are part of the Outer Planets Atmospheres Legacy program or OPAL. The surface of Jupiter is divided into several distinct, colourful bands, running parallel to the equator. Still, the comparatively small distance combined with the angles of the planets relative to the sun yields a solid opportunity for earthlings to take a look at their friendly neighborhood gas giant. (more...)
State lawmakers look to protect internet privacy after FCC decision
- April 07, 2017

President Donald Trump on Monday signed a bill that wipes away rules passed by the FCC a year ago to protect data and privacy for customers utilizing Internet Service Providers. Even after Trump signs the repeal, it will not change the policies. Pai said the FCC will work with the Federal Trade Commission towards restoring the "FTC's authority to police internet service providers' privacy practices". (more...)
Trump declares end to 'war on coal,' but utilities aren't listening
- April 07, 2017

Coal consumption by power producers peaked at 1.05 billion short tons in 2007, up from 758 million tons in 1988 (http://tmsnrt.rs/2nE69Sv). As a direct result of this switch, jobs are moving from coal to natural gas, as well as to solar and wind industries. (more...)
IPL 2017 | Gujarat Lions vs KKR: Suresh Raina's 'Gambhir' fight tonight
- April 07, 2017

Starting the fresh season, Gujarat rely heavily on their batting line-up, consisting of Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Aaron Finch, Dinesh Karthik and Raina himself. The Gautam Gambhir-led side will miss the highly-impactful Andre Russell this season, but have been reinforced with the signing of Kiwi all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme. (more...)
Xbox Scorpio games to run at 4K and 60fps Xbox Scorpio games to run at 4K and 60fps
- April 07, 2017

The tech and power were unveiled, however, it is still far to completely judge the true power and performance of the upcoming console. Digital Foundry was given the chance to preview the Scorpio at Microsoft's campus in Redmond. The good news is that Kinect will still work with Project Scorpio, but the bad news is that you'll need to buy an adaptor to make it work. According to the source, the Xbox Project Scorpio hits the 6 teraflop target set for it as E3 previous year, it is all ... (more...)
Most young people say government should pay for health care Most young people say government should pay for health care
- April 07, 2017

On the other side of the argument is Spencer Brown of Young America's Foundation (YAF), who disagrees with the suggestion that most young people think government should pay for health care. Some experts said that under the revised health care bill, sick people would be charged higher insurance premiums. Trump told lawmakers at the reception that he would be talking about infrastructure and investing in the military, without offering a time frame or details. (more...)
Nintendo makes the only company handbook you'd ever want to read Nintendo makes the only company handbook you'd ever want to read
- April 07, 2017

However you'll be pleased to learn that there is an unofficial alternative in the form of ColorWare who will now help gamers customize their Switch consoles. The Nintendo Switch systems are now the most searched for and bought consoles worldwide. Further reports note of the Nintendo Switch stock update in the United Kingdom this weekend, making fans excited once again to buy the consoles from stores like Amazon, Smyths and Argos, as well as other retailers, as noted by Game Spot . (more...)
Billionaire JB Pritzker to announce Illinois governor bid Billionaire JB Pritzker to announce Illinois governor bid
- April 07, 2017

The billionaire businessman is expected to announce his bid for IL governor on Thursday, April 6, 2017 raising the financial stakes in what was already expected to be a costly and competitive fight to unseat Republican Gov. Pritzker, heir to the Hyatt Hotels Corp fortune, formally entered a growing Democratic field for IL governor on Thursday, labeling Republican Bruce Rauner a "failure" as the state's chief executive. (more...)
Stock On the Run: QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) Stock On the Run: QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM)
- April 07, 2017

Sterling Global Strategies LLC boosted its position in QUALCOMM by 0.4% in the fourth quarter. Finally, Tradewinds Capital Management LLC boosted its position in QUALCOMM by 4.8% in the third quarter. This means they should be able to continue to afford to pay with expected future payout ratio of 47%. TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: "QUALCOMM, Inc". If you are reading this report on another site, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of United States & worldwide copyright & trademark ... (more...)
North Korea to deliver 'ruthless blow' if provoked by U.S., says envoy
- April 07, 2017

And now, experts agree, North Korea is closing in on the ability to hit the United States with a missile, a goal that for decades has been the subject of Pyongyang's vivid propaganda posters. "The whole thing is about expanding their deterrence and continuing to keep upgrading their missiles to deliver nuclear warheads", said Kim. Reclusive state's actions follow the attempted launch of a ballistic missile two weeks ago from its east coastSEOUL North Korea has fired a ballistic missile into ... (more...)
Turkey says chemical weapons used in Syria attack Turkey says chemical weapons used in Syria attack
- April 07, 2017

Speaking during a visit to Nottinghamshire, the Prime Minister, who has just returned from a tour of the Middle East, said: "Obviously the Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons will investigate this soon and establish clearly all the facts around this". (more...)

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