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Nikkei tops 20000 for 1st time in 1½ yrs Nikkei tops 20000 for 1st time in 1½ yrs
- June 02, 2017

ACROSS THE ECONOMY: Other reports on the US economy were mixed. The dollar index against a basket of major currencies was steady at 97.197 after adding 0.3 percent overnight. The news out of Washington helped the dollar rise to 111.59 yen, up from 111.40 yen in NY and well up from around the 111 yen mark earlier Thursday in Asia. (more...)
Here's what's coming to Hitman this month Here's what's coming to Hitman this month
- June 02, 2017

The drip-feed of content starts today, with those two Escalation Contracts , set in Sapienza and Bangkok , respectively. IO says that 10 new Featured Contracts will arrive this month, and all have been picked from the Hitman community. (more...)
The Weather Channel's homepage seems entirely appropriate after Donald Trump's climate decision
- June 02, 2017

Trump concluded, as he said, that his priority as USA president was to put American workers and families in "Youngstown, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan.; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Trump was correct when he said the Paris deal economically damaged the U.S.at the expense of foreign competitors, who do not face the same constraints on their energy resources as America did under its terms. (more...)
Tropical storm Beatriz to dump rain on Mexico's south Pacific coast Tropical storm Beatriz to dump rain on Mexico's south Pacific coast
- June 02, 2017

Tropical moisture from the storm, however, could still move northward later this weekend and threaten the southern region of the USA with downpours and flash flooding into next week, according to AccuWeather . Localized flooding downpours may also soak the states of Chiapas, Tabasco, Veracruz and western Campeche into Friday evening. The hurricane center's forecast said the depression was expected to strengthen into a tropical storm as it approached the coast of Oaxaca state in the coming ... (more...)
Obama laments over Trump's decision of quitting Paris climate accord
- June 02, 2017

While Trump said the United States would be willing to rejoin the accord if it could obtain more favorable terms , the three European leaders said the agreement cannot be renegotiated, "since it is a vital instrument for our planet, societies and economics". (more...)
Retail Box For The OnePlus 5 Leaks, Confirming Dual Cameras
- June 02, 2017

Or have you already grabbed your flagship of choice for 2017? Moreover, the folks at OnePlus has started dropping hints about the features of the upcoming flagship to entice the customers. If the photo of the box is legit, it seconds the rumors about the handset launching with a dual-camera setup on the back of the phone. As reported by PhoneArena , "The size difference doesn't seem to be significant, which could mean that the OnePlus 5 will still sport a 5.5-inch display (like its ... (more...)
Microsoft accidentally releases test build of Windows 10 to Insiders Microsoft accidentally releases test build of Windows 10 to Insiders
- June 02, 2017

For Windows 10 users it's a bit easier. It's now unclear exactly how many users will have been affected by the issue although Microsoft has said that its analysis shows only a small portion of Insiders got these builds. We were all expecting a build to come out today - so was the Insider team, in fact - but it seems like that's not going to happen. As per Microsoft, you have up to 10 days to roll-back and this will only work if you did not do Disk Cleanup to remove your previous Windows ... (more...)
US buildings light up green in solidarity with Paris climate accord
- June 02, 2017

Moderna Therapeutics CEO Stephane Bancel said in a tweet he also was disappointed in Trump's decision to leave the Paris deal. We are on the right side of history. Trump said on Thursday the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate deal, a move that fulfilled a major campaign pledge but drew condemnation from global leaders and executives. (more...)
Statement from Congressman Jim Himes on Trump abandoning Paris Climate Agreement
- June 02, 2017

President Donald Trump announced his decision to leave the accord in the White House Rose Garden Thursday afternoon - following days of speculation about whether he would actually back out of the global partnership. "To let the world know that, even if this administration doesn't yet recognise it, we as citizens won't go silent on climate change", Ms Psaki said. While some members of the industry cheered Trump's decision, some in the coal industry actually lobbied the president to ... (more...)
Pittsburgh, other cities defy President Trump's decision to leave Paris Agreement
- June 02, 2017

Peabody Energy , America's biggest coal mining firm, said the agreement would have badly affected the USA economy. "Not us. India makes its participation contingent on receiving billions and billions and billions of dollars in foreign aid from developed countries". (more...)
European Union says Paris agreement to endure despite U.S. withdrawal European Union says Paris agreement to endure despite U.S. withdrawal
- June 02, 2017

Wind energy is a rapidly growing industry alongside oil and gas development in her state. Some utilities are also responding to customer demand for renewable power, and the policies of any one administration have little impact on those decisions. (more...)
USA cities and states defy Trump, embrace climate pact USA cities and states defy Trump, embrace climate pact
- June 02, 2017

Trump's view of what the Paris deal would cost is in stark contrast to that of many major business leaders. "Therefore, in order to fulfil my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord but begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris accord or really entirely new transaction, on terms that are fair to the United States, its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers", he said . (more...)
United States quits Paris climate pact; allies voice dismay
- June 02, 2017

Trump says the deal, a landmark 190-nation climate agreement aimed at reducing carbon emissions to slow climate change, "disadvantages" the USA and is causing lost jobs and lower wages. For her part, Senator Loren Legarda, said: "It is unfortunate that Mr. Trump chose to pull out from the Paris Agreement". Scientists say Earth is likely to reach more unsafe levels of warming sooner if the US retreats from its pledge because America contributes so much to rising temperatures. (more...)
Yu Yureka Black with 4GB RAM, 3000mAh Battery Launched at Rs. 8999 Yu Yureka Black with 4GB RAM, 3000mAh Battery Launched at Rs. 8999
- June 02, 2017

The smartphone will be exclusively available on Flipkart from Monday (5 June) for the buyers. YU Televentures made a comeback in style with their new handset Yureka Black. Internals include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 clocked at 1.4Ghz, coupled with 4GB of RAM and Adreno 505 GPU . Before commencement of sales, take a look on the exclusive features and specifications of Yu Yureka Black! The dual-SIM handset is powered by a 3000mAh battery . (more...)
Phoenix Mayor Condemns Trump Decision To Back Out Of Paris Climate Agreement
- June 02, 2017

Trump says the accord "would undermine the US economy, cost U.S.jobs, weaken American national sovereignty and put the country at a permanent disadvantage to the other countries of the world", according to a Reuters report . Jodi Saunders, another shovel operator, acknowledged that "we have to go to you know the renewable sources, and I agree with that". He ended with a little dig at Trump: "Make our planet great again". (more...)
Leonardo DiCaprio shudders as Trump pulls US out of Paris Agreement
- June 02, 2017

Tanya Steele, chief executive of the World Wildlife Fund, said the US's withdrawal "would make it harder for the world, to reach a safer and more prosperous future". In justifying his decision, Trump cited a National Economic Research Associates study, saying the agreement could cost the United States $3 trillion by 2040, reducing the industrial job-sector workforce by 6.5 million, including a loss of 3.1 million manufacturing jobs. (more...)
French President Offers Jobs To Disappointed American Climate Scientists
- June 02, 2017

Indeed, UN climate officials have admitted global wealth redistribution is a key goal of the Paris treaty. He elaborated, saying: "We will see if we can make a deal that's fair". The minister said Trump's decision was not a surprise considering his pre-election promise of putting America first, but considering the agreement had "been signed by more than 190 countries", it was disappointing all the same. (more...)
Trump plans to pull US from Paris deal
- June 02, 2017

Trump is getting conflicting advice from various quarters of the administration. The White House indicated it would follow the lengthy exit process outlined in the deal. MA has recently been a leader when it comes to creating clean energy jobs . The president, however, argued the agreement had disadvantaged the U.S. (more...)
Disney CEO Joins Elon Musk In Ditching Trump Over Paris Withdrawal
- June 02, 2017

Leaders from the chemical and scientific enterprises expressed disappointment that President Donald J. Trump announced he will withdraw the US from a landmark climate change deal. One official said Trump's stated desire to renegotiate the Paris agreement "speaks for itself" about his views on climate change. Musk said on Wednesday that he had done "all I can" to convince Trump to stay in the accord , and threatened to leave the presidential advisory councils if Trump ... (more...)
The world will resist attempt to derail climate action The world will resist attempt to derail climate action
- June 02, 2017

Trump's decision to withdraw from the climate agreement drew strong reactions from various quarters. Bill Ford, chairman of the Ford Motor Co., also weighed in, saying: "We believe climate change is real, and remain deeply committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in our vehicles and our facilities". (more...)

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