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USA ending sanction waivers for countries importing Iran oil USA ending sanction waivers for countries importing Iran oil
- April 22, 2019

The United States wants all importers to eventually cut their oil sales from Iran to zero, which is likely to have a significant impact on the Middle Eastern country, where oil exports serve as one of main sources of budget revenues. Washington, however, granted Iran's eight main buyers of oil, mostly in Asia, waivers to the sanctions which allowed them limited purchases for six months. (more...)
Craig Wright sued podcaster Peter McCormack for alleged libel Craig Wright sued podcaster Peter McCormack for alleged libel
- April 22, 2019

Anyway, now Wright moves on to Ethereum's founder Vitalik Buterin and podcaster Peter McCormack , reports the online magazine Investinblockchain . And they are not the only ones as Kraken has since posted a poll on Twitter asking if the coin should be delisted or kept on the roster. Tyler Winklevoss, founder, and CEO of Gemini exchange took to Twitter to say that they never supported Bitcoin SV in the first place. (more...)
Cannabis' Canopy Growth (CGC) Shares Surges 7% Following Right to Acquire Acreage Cannabis' Canopy Growth (CGC) Shares Surges 7% Following Right to Acquire Acreage
- April 22, 2019

Announced today, Canopy Growth and Acreage Holdings reached a purchase deal. "Our entitlement to gain Acreage verifies our passage methodology into the United States when a governmentally allowable pathway exists", said Bruce Linton, Chairman and co-CEO, Canopy Growth . (more...)
Naperville Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt Naperville Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt
- April 20, 2019

It's all happening at Minnick Park on Kissingbower Road. If you're in the Tri-Cities, you can search for eggs around the Port Moody Station Museum from 10 to 2 and enjoy the morning entertainment by a magician. A child searches for eggs during the annual hunt in Frisco. To be eligible for the hunt you must be 18 or older. Be sure to get here early as the hunt starts promptly at 10 a.m. (more...)
Pinterest, Zoom shares surge in market debuts after IPOs Pinterest, Zoom shares surge in market debuts after IPOs
- April 20, 2019

While the crowded video collaboration market presented many challenges, and the incumbents - Cisco Webex, GoToMeeting, and others - are innovating, Zoom captured lightning in a bottle with its intuitive service. Zoom is a fast-growing company with revenues more than doubling to about $330 million in fiscal 2019 (ending January 2019) from $150 million in fiscal 2018 and $60 million in fiscal 2017. (more...)
Boeing CEO says Boeing CEO says "steady progress" made on 737 Max certification
- April 20, 2019

Boeing is working desperately to reprogram the software update to MCAS of 737 MAX aircraft , two of which crashed respectively in last October and on March 10 this year, killing a total of 346 people on board. Air Canada says it is pleased to see the Canadian government take a "rigorous approach" in how it weighs its requirements for reintroducing the jets into service. (more...)
Eggs-tra special fun planned at Easter Fair Eggs-tra special fun planned at Easter Fair
- April 20, 2019

Admission is free . Often a special guest appears at the Easter egg hunt, the Easter Bunny. Hop into Easter with Max and Ruby, the animated "funny bunny siblings", at Tanger Outlet Mall near Cookstown, from 10 a.m.to noon. Decorate Easter baskets and colour Easter eggs, free! Cost is $3 per child at the door. The Ambleside Tiddlycove Lions Club's annual Easter Egg Hunt takes place at 11 a.m. (more...)
China first-quarter GDP growth tops expectations at 6.4% China first-quarter GDP growth tops expectations at 6.4%
- April 20, 2019

Asian stocks closed higher on Wednesday after a raft of positive Chinese data pointed to a recovery in the world's second-largest economy, dampening fears of a global slowdown. But auto sales extended their decline in March, falling 4.4 percent on-year. An ambitious tax reduction programme is seeing some early signs of bearing fruit: retail sales expanded 8.7 per cent in March to beat expectations, and first-quarter gross domestic product expanded more than economists estimated. (more...)
What's open and closed in Brampton Easter weekend What's open and closed in Brampton Easter weekend
- April 20, 2019

Though Good Friday is not necessarily an official holiday, Country Living has reported that, "Some states, such as Texas, recognize Good Friday as an optional holiday, which means state offices are not required to be open". Encore open Good Friday. The Brady Road 4R Winnipeg Depot is open to residential customers on Good Friday and Easter Monday at 8 a.m.to 8 p.m., and the Brady Road Landfill is open to commercial customers at 5:30 a.m.to 8 p.m. (more...)
Brent nears $72 amid tightening supplies; surprise draw in United States crude stocks Brent nears $72 amid tightening supplies; surprise draw in United States crude stocks
- April 19, 2019

U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures settled 29 cents lower, at $63.76 per barrel, down 0.5%, but settling not far from last week's 2019 closing high of $64.61/Bbl, Kallanish Energy reports. In June, the producer group and others will decide whether to continue to curb their production, although concerns have arisen over Russia's willingness to stick with the cuts. (more...)
The Kia HabaNiro Concept Is a Rad, Butterfly-Doored Tech Showcase The Kia HabaNiro Concept Is a Rad, Butterfly-Doored Tech Showcase
- April 19, 2019

Kia next applies futuristic technologies to fit HabaNiro to driver like a set of leather gloves. The centre console touchscreen has been replaced with a full-width front windshield Heads-Up Display system. "HabaNiro is our idealised view of where NIro could go, so don't be surprised if you see some influence in the next Niro". From the way Kia is talking about it, there is a high chance that this concept might be turned into a production model although we will have to wait and see. (more...)
What's Open Closed on Good Friday, Easter Weekend in Winnipeg What's Open Closed on Good Friday, Easter Weekend in Winnipeg
- April 19, 2019

Open Easter Saturday 9am-3pm, Easter Sunday 10am-4pm, Easter Monday 10am-4pm. The Otter Lake Waste Management Facility, the municipal recycling plant and municipal composting facilities will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday, but will be open for regular operating hours on Saturday and Monday. (more...)
New Hyundai Venue debuts, turns out shorter than Creta New Hyundai Venue debuts, turns out shorter than Creta
- April 19, 2019

The compact SUV segment roughly witnesses sales of around 25,000-26,000 per month; and with Venue coming in, it is further going to expand, he added. Said to have been developed by Hyundai Motor Group R&D, the engine has a compact layout while being extremely efficient in terms of both power delivery and fuel consumption. (more...)
More than 100 luxury cars stolen from Car2go in Chicago More than 100 luxury cars stolen from Car2go in Chicago
- April 19, 2019

It didn't explain how they were obtained, or the type of vehicles that were stolen . The company tweeted: 'Clarification: We were not hacked. The Chicago Police Department is working with the company to determine whether there any other vehicles whose locations can not be accounted for. (more...)
Southington workers strike at Stop and Shop Southington workers strike at Stop and Shop
- April 19, 2019

Fludd became angry when she was being video recorded by a protester and grabbed the phone out of the protester's hand while still yelling at them, Kluk said. The Stop & Shop on Newport Avenue in Quincy was eerily quiet Tuesday morning, the hum of refrigeration and chattering of product ads over the intercom among the only signs of life in the largely empty store. (more...)
Pakistan's finance minister quits amid criticism Pakistan's finance minister quits amid criticism
- April 19, 2019

Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, who already served as finance minister from 2010-2013 under the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party when it was in power, has been appointed as "Adviser on Finance" but will be heading the finance ministry once again. Meanwhile, Pakistan's final evaluation by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is slated to take place at the September meeting of the global anti-terror finance watchdog. (more...)
Amazon 'flooded by fake five-star reviews' - Which? report Amazon 'flooded by fake five-star reviews' - Which? report
- April 19, 2019

Which? said "household name" brands were largely absent from the top-rated reviews of popular items such as headphones - the worst offender by far, apparently - to cameras, fitness trackers and smart watches. Which recommended filtering through fake reviews by looking at the date at which the review was posted, relying more on verified reviews, and reviewing the seller profile for anything suspicious. (more...)
Amazon to pull plug on China retail operations Amazon to pull plug on China retail operations
- April 19, 2019

Amazon will likely announce the closing of its e-commerce and cloud businesses in China, Beijing Business Today reported . According to a company spokesperson, Amazon is now "working closely with our sellers to ensure a smooth transition and to continue to deliver the best customer experience possible". (more...)
Boston Dynamics' SpotMini robots are strong enough to haul a box truck Boston Dynamics' SpotMini robots are strong enough to haul a box truck
- April 19, 2019

Even for those not interested in the sport of moving heavy stuff around, a human being pulling a truck has always been a great feat of strength and endurance, and now Boston Dynamics is doing it with its robots. Speaking of: if you're not subscribed to the Boston Dynamics YouTube channel , you're doing it wrong. SpotMini is a small four-legged robot that comfortably fits in an office or home. (more...)
Genesis premiers ‘Mint’ EV concept vehicle in NY Genesis premiers ‘Mint’ EV concept vehicle in NY
- April 19, 2019

The rear compartment is easily accessible through those scissor openings, offering a low load-in point for easier access. Decked in a matte green exterior finish, the Mint stretches the three-box design to its corners with extremely short front and rear overhangs. (more...)
Facebook 'unintentionally uploaded' 1.5 million users' email contacts Facebook 'unintentionally uploaded' 1.5 million users' email contacts
- April 19, 2019

After a slew of scandals related to data collection and privacy violations on its platform, Facebook has now been found collecting email contacts of 1.5 Mn new users without their consent or knowledge. And don't worry: Deleting your contacts from Facebook will not delete your Facebook friends. That linked the email to the Facebook account, prompting a message that said it would "import" contacts to the network without asking permission. (more...)
North Korea blames Mike Pompeo for scuttling Hanoi summit North Korea blames Mike Pompeo for scuttling Hanoi summit
- April 18, 2019

Ri was not reported to have accompanied the leader at yesterday's test, however, with state media saying he was joined by party officials Kim Phyong Hae, O Su Yong, Jo Yong Won, Ri Pyong Chol, and Kim Jong Sik. "Therefore, even in the case of possible resumption of the dialogue with the United States , I wish our dialogue counterpart would be not Pompeo but other person who is more careful and mature in communicating with us". (more...)
North Korean leader oversees new tactical weapons test - state media North Korean leader oversees new tactical weapons test - state media
- April 18, 2019

The young leader said last April that he would stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles because the nuclear capabilities of North Korea, which has tested nuclear devices six times, had been verified. The Kremlin did not provide any further details about the meeting between Kim and Putin, who are not believed to have ever met each other. The first historic meeting in Singapore past year had sparked hopes of a deal but relations have deteriorated again since then. (more...)
Subaru launches next generation Outback in NY Subaru launches next generation Outback in NY
- April 18, 2019

So, the Japanese automaker has a lot riding on the sixth-generation Outback making its debut at the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday. Underhood, the 2020 Outback retains a 2.5-liter flat-4 rated at 182 hp in base, Premium, Limited, and Touring trims. (more...)
Chips Ahoy cookies recalled because of ‘unexpected ingredient’ Chips Ahoy cookies recalled because of ‘unexpected ingredient’
- April 18, 2019

The announcement said there have been reports of possible adverse health effects. She says a small number reported gagging, choking or dental injury, but those reports still haven't been confirmed. Four lots of 13-ounce package of Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies, distributed to stores across the USA, have been recalled. The recall covers cookies with UPC No. (more...)

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