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Kumaraswamy's grand swearing-in ceremony done, all eyes now Karnataka Assembly floor test Kumaraswamy's grand swearing-in ceremony done, all eyes now Karnataka Assembly floor test
- May 25, 2018

It was apparent that "Maha-gatbandhan" (mega-alliance) optics hit the sweet spot on stage yesterday as Mayawati smiled more than she ever has in public while hugged close by Sonia Gandhi. He entered the Assembly for the first time in 2004 from Ramanagaram and has won four times from there, including in the recently held polls. With Congress being in alliance with the JDS in Karnataka, nearly all senior Congress leaders were present at the ceremony and an array of Opposition leaders from ... (more...)
Why We Didn't Visit Xandar During Avengers: Infinity War Why We Didn't Visit Xandar During Avengers: Infinity War
- May 25, 2018

Directors Joe and Anthony Russo have also hinted that the upcoming sequel could be up to three hours long. Released in a brand-new issue of License Global (via Comicbook.com ), the first Avengers 4 plot synopsis is as vague as can be, cryptically teasing the aftermath of Infinity War . (more...)
Singapore lifts full year GDP growth forecast to 2.5-3.5 pct Singapore lifts full year GDP growth forecast to 2.5-3.5 pct
- May 25, 2018

The government's initial estimate, released on April 13, had showed the economy grew 1.4 percent. On a quarter-on-quarter seasonally-adjusted annualized basis, GDP rose at a slower rate of 1.7 percent in the first quarter, following a 2.1 percent gain in the preceding quarter. (more...)
Yates in pole position after keeping tabs on dumoulin in time trial Yates in pole position after keeping tabs on dumoulin in time trial
- May 25, 2018

I gave everything today. One wobble aside, when he took the wrong line through a right-hander and his Giro hopes almost evaporated on a stretch of nondescript Trentino asphalt, this was another dream day for Yates. I'm far from Yates and he's been very, very strong until now. "The first half I felt good, I had a good rhythm and I felt I was going well, I wasn't losing so much time". (more...)
Q3 2018 EPS Estimates for Six Flags Reduced by Analyst (SIX)
- May 24, 2018

Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now owns 981,464 shares in the company, valued at $58,819,137.52. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of SIX in report on Wednesday, April 6 with "Outperform" rating. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 94.48% of the company's stock. BB&T Securities LLC increased its holdings in Six Flags by 2.7% in the 4th quarter. (more...)
Michael Cohen distances himself from tax-cheating 'Taxi King' Michael Cohen distances himself from tax-cheating 'Taxi King'
- May 24, 2018

Stephen Ryan, an attorney for Cohen, declined to comment, as did Brett Berman, an attorney for Freidman. Wood has ordered prosecutors, Cohen and Daniels to submit a joint agenda for the hearing by Friday. The Ukrainian sources also say Cohen was helped by Felix Sater, a former Trump Organization official who worked with Cohen in a failed attempt to build Trump Tower Moscow. (more...)
Venezuela expels US envoys in response to sanctions Venezuela expels US envoys in response to sanctions
- May 23, 2018

Falcon had refused to recognize the election's results even before they were announced. "This money belongs to the Venezuelan people", Trump said . "What happened in Venezuela on Sunday is truly weird". US-led global sanctions on Venezuela have become the object of growing criticism over the past year, with UN Independent Human Rights Expert Alfred de Zayas calling the measures a " crime against humanity " and encouraging Caracas to take Washington to the worldwide Court of Justice. (more...)
U.S. to contribute up to $7 million to fight Ebola outbreak U.S. to contribute up to $7 million to fight Ebola outbreak
- May 23, 2018

The country on Monday begun a vaccination campaign in three health zones affected by the deadly outbreak. It said a few high-risk people from the community also were vaccinated during the first day of the campaign. Global Communities, a USA -based nonprofit that responded to the Ebola outbreak, said in a 2015 report that burial rituals and traditions increased infection rates by almost 70 percent, with caretakers and families often sleeping in the same room as the body overnight and washing ... (more...)
Biggest timetable changes to Sheffield rail services in decades come into force Biggest timetable changes to Sheffield rail services in decades come into force
- May 22, 2018

There has already been some disruption this week, with several people tweeting about overcrowding and delays at Harpenden and St Albans City on Monday. This allows trains to travel directly between Victoria and Piccadilly for the first time and was opened in December, but this month's timetables are the first to take full advantage of it. (more...)
Santa Fe school shooting prompts roundtable discussions with Gov. Abbott, Texas leaders Santa Fe school shooting prompts roundtable discussions with Gov. Abbott, Texas leaders
- May 22, 2018

The suspect was taken into custody. On the first day back in class after a gunman killed 10 people inside Santa Fe High School in Texas, two students at nearby schools allegedly came to campus with guns , officials said , while school threats were allegedly reported at three other nearby schools. (more...)
Sante Fe school shooting: Suspect 'was rejected' by victim Shana Fisher Sante Fe school shooting: Suspect 'was rejected' by victim Shana Fisher
- May 22, 2018

Chicago Public School CEO Dr. Janice Jackson said she supports demonstrations of this kind as long as students are not put in danger. The state's 20-year dominance by the Republican Party all but guarantees the meetings will be dominated by calls to boost school security and "harden" campuses - an idea backed by the NRA - instead of demands for gun restrictions, said Cal Jillson, political science professor at Southern Methodist University. (more...)
Otago prof to lead new hunt for Loch Ness monster Otago prof to lead new hunt for Loch Ness monster
- May 22, 2018

However the project is far more than just a hunt for the infamous monster. Following an article about the project in the British media, he gave a talk at his children's school and while they were sitting at his feet hanging on every word, it struck him it was an wonderful opportunity to connect the public to real-world science in a novel way. (more...)
Sterlite protests: Govt assures action 'respecting' people's feelings Sterlite protests: Govt assures action 'respecting' people's feelings
- May 22, 2018

To disperse the protesters, the police fired teargas shells and gunshots. About 20,000 people gathered at the protest site and stormed the district collector's office in Tamil Nadu's port city of Tuticorin on Tuesday. Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPc) has been invoked in and around the Sterlite unit to provide security to it as per the orders of the Madras High Court , said police. (more...)
Texas school shooting accused was spurned by victim - mother Texas school shooting accused was spurned by victim - mother
- May 22, 2018

Victims, educators and family members from those affected by shootings in Santa Fe, Sutherland Springs, Alpine and Italy, Texas have also been invited to participate. Her T-shirt had "Santa Fe Strong" stenciled on the front and the victims' names on the back. He was wearing a green T-shirt with gold lettering —the Santa Fe High School colors— printed Saturday night by the wife of the church's youth pastor. (more...)
Delhi Archbishop leaves BJP furious with 'turbulent atmosphere' remark Delhi Archbishop leaves BJP furious with 'turbulent atmosphere' remark
- May 22, 2018

However, the letter, wherein Couto has called for a prayer campaign owing to the "turbulent political atmosphere threatening democracy and secularism" before the 2019 general elections did not go down well with the right-wing associations in the country and they immediately jumped to their defence. (more...)
Palestine Presses International Criminal Court for Immediate Action Against Israel Palestine Presses International Criminal Court for Immediate Action Against Israel
- May 22, 2018

Peace talks have been frozen since 2014, and the Palestinians have little faith in the Trump administration, which they view as unfairly biased toward Israel . So that the fundamental requirement of the Geneva Convention regarding the transfer of civilians to an occupied area, namely that it would be torn away from a sovereign power, is missing from the equation. (more...)
Janet Jackson Becomes First Black Female to Receive Billboard's Icon Award Janet Jackson Becomes First Black Female to Receive Billboard's Icon Award
- May 22, 2018

In her first acceptance speech , she noted that she has an all-women lineup on her current stadium tour and thanked female artists who "paved the way for us to get to do what we do the way we get to do it". I mean, need we say more? "He will be missed". Her family members, including her mother Katherine and nephew Prince Michael , were also seated in the audience. (more...)
At least 100 killed after fiery plane crash in Cuba At least 100 killed after fiery plane crash in Cuba
- May 21, 2018

The only three survivors of a plane crash in Cuba remained in grave condition Saturday as investigators tried to determine why an aging Boeing 737 carrying 110 people went down and erupted in flames shortly after takeoff in Havana . The plane crashed on a plantation field between the airport and the town of Santiago de las Vegas, in the southern Havanian municipality of Boyeros. (more...)
Treasury Department Sanctions 4 Venezuelans, 3 Entities Treasury Department Sanctions 4 Venezuelans, 3 Entities
- May 21, 2018

Cabello, along with his wife, Marleny Josefina Contreras, and his brother, Jose David, were sanctioned on Friday after Washington accused them of running a " corruption network " based on illegal drug trade. The hardline opposition party Popular Will on Saturday reiterated its call for Venezuelans to boycott the election and described it as an "electoral sham that seeks to validate the dictatorship in Venezuela and the world". (more...)
Amazon, Google lead global smart speaker sale, Apple stands fourth Amazon, Google lead global smart speaker sale, Apple stands fourth
- May 18, 2018

Google had the biggest effect on Amazon's market share, with sales of its devices hitting 26.5pc in Q1 of 2018, a major increase from just 12.4pc in the same quarter of a year ago. In particular, Apple has lowered sales forecasts for the HomePod and reduced orders from supplier Inventec. At its annual developer conference last week, Google had said that the Assistant, rolled out just three years back, can now be accessed on 500 million devices across 30 languages in 80 countries . (more...)
Steam Link beta has landed on Google Play Steam Link beta has landed on Google Play
- May 18, 2018

Valve released its beta for the Steam Link application , its streaming platform, on Android devices last Thursday, May 17. It's important to note that computers running Steam Link can not be used for any other activity. For streaming on TV, your gaming PC and TV must be connected to the same network. Steam Link originally launched in 2015 as a standalone device created to bring Steam titles from PC to the living room. (more...)
Trans-Neptunian Object study suggests existence of ninth planet Trans-Neptunian Object study suggests existence of ninth planet
- May 18, 2018

The group from the Dark Energy Study state that 2015 BP519 is the most severe Trans-Neptunian Things discovered to this day in the paper. To be clear, this new research doesn't confirm the existence of Planet Nine, but it doesn't take the gang from Scooby-Doo to realize that the evidence is piling up heavily in its favor. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy J6 with Infinity display teased ahead of May 21st launch Samsung Galaxy J6 with Infinity display teased ahead of May 21st launch
- May 18, 2018

The images accessed by the folks over at The Mobile Indian clearly reveal the maximum retail price (MRP) of both the upcoming Galaxy smartphones. The tweet reads "The Samsung #GalaxyJ6 is coming soon with state-of-the-art design and features that will make your life truly infinite". (more...)
HTC U12+ official renders, full specifications leaked ahead of May 23 launch HTC U12+ official renders, full specifications leaked ahead of May 23 launch
- May 18, 2018

The dual-camera on the back consists of a 12MP wide-angle lens with an f/1.75 aperture while the secondary 16MP camera is equipped with a telephoto lens and an f/2.6 aperture. The leak also hints at AR stickers. What's more, the HTC smartphone will also include BoomSound speakers. It is possible to work with OIS, AR stickers, Bokeh, hyperlapse and slo-mo features. (more...)
Halo Arcade Game Coming This Year Halo Arcade Game Coming This Year
- May 18, 2018

The new game comes from a partnership between 343 Industries and arcade game companies Raw Thrills and Play Mechanix and is set within the timeframe of Halo: Combat Evolved. It's an arcade game. 343 Industries confirmed that the arcade cabinet will have a 130-inch 4K experience with four turret-mounted, versatile machine guns. (more...)