MacRumors
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"The recalled Note 7s pose a safety risk to our customers and those around them." Verizon customers who return a Note 7 device to the company continue to be eligible for a 100 bill credit and no upgrade fee as an incentive to choose a new smartphone. Samsung has not officially announced the results of an internal investigation it conducted on the Galaxy Note 7, but company sources yesterday told Reuters that Samsung has concluded the battery was the reason behind the fires. Samsung was able to replicate the fires during its investigation, though the cause was not able to be explained by hardware design or software. Samsung's official results will be shared on January 23, and the company is also expected to share details on measures it will take to prevent similar battery issues in the future. Tags: Samsung , Verizon Discuss this article in our forums
Washingtons Blog
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Otherwise, we – as well as other skeptical Americans – will be left with the corrosive suspicion that the intense campaign of accusations is part of a wider attempt to discredit the Russians and those – like Mr. Trump – who wish to deal constructively with them. Remember the Maine? Alleged Russian interference has been labeled “an act of war” and Mr. Trump a “traitor.” But the “intelligenceserved up to support those charges does not pass the smell test. Your press conference on Wednesday will give you a chance to respond more persuasively to NBC’s Peter Alexander’s challenge at the last one (on Dec. 16) “to show the proof [and], as they say, put your money where your mouth is and declassify some of the intelligence. …” You told Alexander you were reluctant to “compromise sources and methods.” We can understand that concern better than most Americans.
Voice Of America
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"At least five juveniles were reportedly executed in Iran last year,” Colville said, “and at least 78 people reportedly remain on death row for crimes they committed when they were under 18, although the actual figure may be much higher than that." The number of executions in Iran is difficult to pin down, Colville tells VOA, because of the opaque system of government. "According to various NGO [non-governmental organization] sources, the number of people executed in 2016, last year, was over 500530 according to some,” Colville said. “The vast majority is said to be for drug offenses." Under international law, the death penalty may be imposed only for the most serious crimes — those involving intentional killing. Human rights experts say drug-related offenses do not meet that bar. The United Nations is calling for an immediate moratorium on the death penalty in Iran because of the high number of executions and concerns that defendants do not receive fair trials.
Collective Evolution
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What about the fact that as earlier as last year, physicists & engineers have been published a paper determining that all three buildings were taken down by controlled demolition? See: paper titled15 Years Later, On The Physics Of High-Rise Building Collapses” in the European Scientific Journal. “ The study also It’s also emphasized in the study that the collapse mechanics are only a fraction of the available evidence indicating that the airplane impacts and fires had nothing to do with the building collapse: Videos show that the upper section of each tower disintegrated within the first four seconds of collapse. After that point, not a single video shows the upper sections that purportedly descended all the way to the ground before being crushed. Videos and photographs also show numerous high-velocity bursts of debris being ejected from point-like sources.
Washingtons Blog
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S. Democratic Party and some influential Republicans have been accusing Mr. Trump of being, essentially, a Russian agent and a grave threat to U.S. national security — much like, in the 1950s, the far-right John Birch Society and U.S. Senator Joseph R. McCarthy had accused U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower of being ‘soft on communism’ if not outright pro-Soviet and a traitor in the White House. The anonymous blogger who goes by the name of “Moon of Alabama” or “bernhard,” has been issuing most of the important news-reports about the Syrian war, especially concerning these developing events in Der Zor. On 11 December 2016, I headlined Obama & Erdogan Move ISIS from Iraq to Syria, to Weaken Assad” , and reported, based upon earlier reports from “bernhard”, and from Turkey’s government, and other sources, that the U.S.-coalition (the Saudi-led) plan for ousting ISIS from Mosul in Iraq had been to force the ISIS jihadists in Mosul Iraq to choose between either being killed there, or else continuing their jihad by relocating themselves westward to Der Zor in Syria , and retaking for ISIS that city, by conquering the Syrian government’s forces there.
The Economic Times
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"The Tata Sons Board meeting held on January 12, 2017 and the appointment of N Chandrasekaran as chairman of Tata Sons have been done as per the company's Articles of Association and relevant laws," a Tata Sons spokesperson told ET.Sources close to Mistry said that he was not comfortable attending the board meet since the Tatas had violated undertakings given by them in court. "At this stage, we do not wish to discuss next steps in terms of legal strategy," people close to Mistry said. Article 118 of the Articles of Association of Tata Sons, passed under a special resolution following a Tata Sons EGM on December 6, 2012, lays out the terms for the appointment of the chairman. It says: "For the purpose of selecting a new Chairman of the board of directors and so long as the Tata Trusts own and hold in the aggregate at least 40% of the paid up Ordinary Share Capital of the Company for the time being, a Selection Committee shall be constituted in accordance with the provisions of this Article to recommend the appointment of a person as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Board may appoint so recommended as the Chairman of the Board of Directors, subject to Article 121 which requires the affirmative vote of all Directors appointed pursuant to Article 104B.
Times of Israel
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Times of Israel
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Sources close to the premier confirm leaks from a second probe, examining his ties with Yedioth publisher, are significant, but claim evidence doesn't merit indictment
Android Police
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The original Moto 360 was the smartwatch to have - the first with a round display (barring the 'flat tire'), and one of the first powered by Android Wear. Unfortunately, the lack of an always-on display, the ancient TI OMAP 3 processor, and small battery were sources of frustration for early adopters. The second-generation model fixed many of the original's shortcomings, but it did arrive with a hefty price tag of $300. Motorola hasn't shown interest in developing another smartwatch , and to that end, the second-generation Moto 360 has been removed from the Google Store. Read More The second-generation Moto 360 has been removed from the Google Store was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
The Economic Times
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Talks with Vishwas are in an advanced stage, BJP sources said, adding that there will not be much delay in taking a decision as the notification process for UP polls have already begun.
The Economic Times
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AAP leader Kumar Vishwas may join BJP soonTalks with Vishwas are in an advanced stage, BJP sources said, adding that there will not be much delay in taking a decision as the notification process for UP polls have already begun.
Times of Israel
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Sources close to the premier confirm leaks from a second probe, examining his ties with Yedioth publisher, are significant, but claim evidence doesn't merit indictment
Politico
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President-elect Donald Trump is considering tapping Sean Reyes, the attorney general of Utah, as the next chairman of the FTC, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter. If selected, it would put Reyes, 45, — a rising Republican star — in charge of a Washington agency that has a role in reviewing major mergers and scrutinizing tech giants like Facebook and Google for their privacy and antitrust practices. It could spell a new headache for Google, in particular, as Reyes joined other state attorneys general last year in asking the FTC to consider re-opening its antitrust probe of the search giant. A spokesman for Reyes declined to comment. A spokesperson for the Trump transition didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. As attorney general, Reyes frequently joined with his Republican colleagues in suing the Obama administration in a variety of areas — from its use of federal lands to its position on transgender rights.
TIME - Top Stories
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Phys.Org
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Emissions of methane—a potent climate-warming gas—may be roughly twice as high as officially estimated for the San Francisco Bay Area. Most of the emissions come from biological sources, such as landfills, but natural gas leakage is also an important source, according to a new study from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).
The Huffington Post
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The world is ageing, but High birth rates in Africa and low ones elsewhere will more or less balance out According to a Mckinsey report, at the margin, capital investment has a higher return in Africa. Three distinct sources of data indicate that returns on investments are higher in Africa than in other regions. One report indicated that companies' average return on capital was around two-thirds higher than that of comparable companies in China, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Another source showed that US companies were getting a higher return on their African investments than on those in other regions. Africa is not left out in the technological space. Africa's mobile phone penetration is now 67% and 26.5 % of the population of Africa is on the Internet. Africa has 50.3 million Facebook users and its contribution to innovation include the South African, Elon Musk of Tesla and Paypal fame.
The Event Chronicle
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The Guardian - Sport
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TIME - Top Stories
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Then, on April 29, Price signed on as an original co-sponsor on legislation introduced in the House that would have blocked the proposed regulatory changes if they were ever enforced. On May 2, Price was the top signatory on a letter that opposed the Medicare rule changes and included Democratic signatories as well. The Administrations alarming Medicare Part B Drug Payment Model will make it harder for our nations seniors and sickest patients to receive the drugs they so desperately need, Price said about the CMS plan in May. Over the following months, the CMS proposal faltered and then died, which sources inside CMS and stakeholders said in interviews with TIME was largely a result of the legislative and lobbying effort by the pharmaceutical industry and members of Congress. Top Senate Democrats have said that Price may have on his other trades violated the STOCK Act, which prohibits members of Congress from using non-public information for profit when trading stocks.
Futurity
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In total, the data included the speech of 398 people. Cohen Priva made several measurements on all that speech to determine each speaker's information rate—how much lexical and structural information they conveyed in how much time—and the speech rate—how much they said in that time. Deriving meaningful statistics required making complex calculations to determine the relative frequency of words both on their own and given the words that preceded and followed them. Cohen Priva compared how long people take to say each word on average vs. how long a particular speaker required. He also measured how often each speaker used the passive voice, compared to the active voice, and in all the calculations accounted for each person's age, gender, the speech rate of the other member of the conversation, and other possible confounds. This website wants your speech mistakes Ultimately he found across the two independent dimensionslexical and structural—and the two independent data sourcesSwitchboard and Buckeye—that the same statistically significant correlation held true: as speech sped up, the information rate declined.
Futurity
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Dungeness crab fisheries on the West Coastvalued at about $220 million annually—may face a strong downturn over the next 50 years. The acidification of the ocean expected as seawater absorbs increasing amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere will reverberate through the West Coast's marine food web in unexpected ways, say researchers. Dungeness crabs, for example, will likely suffer as their food sources decline. But pteropods and copepods, tiny marine organisms with shells that are vulnerable to acidification, will likely experience only a slight overall decline because they are prolific enough to offset much of the impact, finds the study published in Global Change Biology . Marine mammals and seabirds are less likely to be affected by ocean acidification, the study found. (Credit: NOAA) What stands out is that some groups you'd expect to do poorly don't necessarily do so badly—that's probably the most important takeaway here, says Kristin Marshall, lead author of the study who pursued the research as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington and NOAA Fisheries' Northwest Fisheries Science Center.
The Event Chronicle
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Greenpeace researcher Jesse Coleman added, The EPA's final report on impacts of fracking on groundwater has concluded what too many Americans already know from personal experience: Fracking has caused lasting harm to drinking water sources throughout the country. The most important findings from this study is that drilling, fracking, and the use of hazardous chemicals necessary to frack have caused groundwater contamination. This puts to rest the widely repeated lie that fracking is safe' and has never caused drinking water contamination. Source: Common Dreams
The Huffington Post
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America is divided. While one group of Americans celebrate President-elect Trump's economic policies, the possible repeal of Obamacare, and unfiltered Twitter comments, the other group reports increased hate crimes, revelations about Russian cyber attacks to influence the election, and disbelief that Mexico will reimburse us to build a wall. Are we living in alternate realities? Or, are we simply on two vastly different news cycles? Although 82 percent of Americans agree that news should be reported objectively, without slant or spin, they nevertheless choose to obtain news from questionable, online sources. According to The Pew Research Center and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, of the 62 percent of Americans who get their news online, 66 percent of those individuals get their news from Facebook, and 59 percent from Twitter. When we obtain news via social media, we slant our newsfeeds by "liking" Facebook pages and "retweeting" pithy comments.
Ars Technica
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