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NYPD is already replacing its Windows phones with iPhones NYPD is already replacing its Windows phones with iPhones
- August 28, 2017

Prior to Microsoft's announcement, Tisch had already been criticized for not purchasing cell phones based off Google or Apple software. The decision was met with general confusion past year, with several technical analysts scratching their heads over the move to Lumia, the main reason being that of the paltry market share Microsoft commanded in the mobile space at that point. (more...)
Davis calls for flexibility in Brexit talks Davis calls for flexibility in Brexit talks
- August 28, 2017

Trouble is, it still isn't clear what kind of transitional deal May and her ministers want. But "as short as possible but as long as necessary" contains its own "constructive ambiguity". Starmer - who as a former QC knows the importance of being precise with his language - repeats the phrase again in the article: "By remaining inside a customs union and the single market in a transitional phase". (more...)
North Koreans now banned from setting up new businesses in China North Koreans now banned from setting up new businesses in China
- August 28, 2017

Five days ago, a United Nations sponsored Conference on Disarmament in Geneva turned out to be a platform for verbal threats as USA and North Korean officials clashed over military intentions towards one another. In response to the ICBM launches in July, the UN Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on August 5. Supporting President Moon's statements is President Trump's promise, made at the June 28, 2017 Korea-US summit. (more...)
Hillary Clinton coming to UC Davis Jackson Hall Hillary Clinton coming to UC Davis Jackson Hall
- August 28, 2017

Books from Talking Leaves will also be available for purchase in Larkin Square from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m. September 27 and starting at 9 a.m. September 28. Books from Talking Leaves will also be available for purchase in Larkin Square on Wednesday, September 27th, at the Larkin Market from 11am-2 pm, and before the event on the 28th starting at 9 am. (more...)
Kenya plastic bag ban comes into force after years of delays Kenya plastic bag ban comes into force after years of delays
- August 28, 2017

The industry argues that no less than 80,000 jobs are at stake. Kenyans producing, selling or even using plastic bags will risk imprisonment of up to four years or fines of $40,000 from Monday, as the world's toughest law aimed at reducing plastic pollution came into effect. (more...)
Trump is threatening to 'close down' USA government Trump is threatening to 'close down' USA government
- August 28, 2017

Raising the debt ceiling means allowing total u.s. debt to continue growing. Trump remains popular in the state after winning the 2016 election by more than 30 points, and it's clear that going head to head with Trump isn't likely to help McConnell with voters here. (more...)
Local Red Cross volunteers heads to Texas to help after Harvey Local Red Cross volunteers heads to Texas to help after Harvey
- August 28, 2017

The Houston-based charity Coalition for the Homeless is working to help them. "I know that we have over 200 of these vehicles that are now in route going to Texas, not all of them coming from the Washington area", said Benjamin. If more shelters are needed, as the remnants of Harvey continue to drench the state, another 40 additional shelters are on standby. People can donate money to the Red Cross by going to its website or text 90999 to donate $10. (more...)
Scattered Rain Into Monday; Harvey in Arkansas Late-Week Scattered Rain Into Monday; Harvey in Arkansas Late-Week
- August 28, 2017

A few locales could receive upwards of 50 inches of rain, possibly including the Greater Houston/Galveston area, from Harvey when all is said and done, which is more precipitation than we get in a whole year! Regardless, at least some rain from this system is likely through this week. (more...)
Taliban militants killed in fresh airstrike in eastern Afghanistan Taliban militants killed in fresh airstrike in eastern Afghanistan
- August 28, 2017

Meanwhile, Daesh also claimed responsibility for the killings. The organization was unable, however, to find evidence to substantiate the allegations of beheading, abductions of women and sexual violence, the statement added. United Nations investigators have verified that Taliban and self-proclaimed Islamic State fighters joined forces to carry out a brutal attack in Afghanistan. (more...)
With flooding a continued concern, Corps of Engineers releases water from dams With flooding a continued concern, Corps of Engineers releases water from dams
- August 28, 2017

August is now the wettest month of all time for the city, surpassing June 2001, when Tropical Storm Allison battered the area, according to the National Weather Service . Residents living near the Addicks and Barker reservoirs created to help prevent flooding in downtown Houston, were warned Sunday that a controlled release from both reservoirs would cause additional street flooding and could spill into homes. (more...)
German male nurse suspected of killing at least 84 with lethal drugs German male nurse suspected of killing at least 84 with lethal drugs
- August 28, 2017

His victims received lethal drug doses at units where he worked. The investigations have been made more hard because many patients were cremated. A commission was set up in 2014 to investigate the scale of his crimes, which could make him Germany's worst post-war killer. (more...)
Trump approves additional Texas counties as disaster areas Trump approves additional Texas counties as disaster areas
- August 28, 2017

He said Lisa and others returned to his apartment and waded through the risky waters to grab his diabetes medication. Another dozen people in the area suffered injuries including broken bones, another official said. Harvey is no ordinary storm. - Parts of southeastern Texas remained under a flash flood watch through Tuesday evening, the National Weather Service office in Houston said. (more...)
US says N.Korea missiles failed in flight, exploded on launch US says N.Korea missiles failed in flight, exploded on launch
- August 28, 2017

The missiles appeared to be short-range. Kim says North Korea's large-sized artillery rockets blur the boundaries between artillery systems and ballistic missiles because they create their own thrust and are guided during delivery. Image shows the test-fire of the medium-range ballistic missile Pukguksong-2 on May 22 at an undisclosed location in North Korea . Saturday's launch followed a major North Korean military exercise to simulate a special forces invasion of a South Korean ... (more...)
Noise over silence zones: Larger bench of Bombay HC to hear PILs Noise over silence zones: Larger bench of Bombay HC to hear PILs
- August 28, 2017

Oka and the complaint made against him to the Chief Justice. After the state government claimed Oka was "harbouring serious bias" against it on Thursday, Bombay High Court Chief Justice Manjula Chellur had withdrawn the case from him and transferred it to another bench. (more...)
IS-claimed auto bomb kills 11 in Baghdad market IS-claimed auto bomb kills 11 in Baghdad market
- August 28, 2017

At least 13 people were killed and 25 others were wounded on Monday in a auto bomb that went off near a building belonging to Iraq's Ministry of Electricity in eastern Baghdad, officials said. "It sounds that the security situation is still uncontrollable and I'm afraid that such bombings will make a comeback". Islamic State's Amaq news agency said the bombing had been meant to target Shi'ite Muslims, but reported it took place in the neighboring Sadr City district. (more...)
Finland stabbing suspect 'lied about his name, age' Finland stabbing suspect 'lied about his name, age'
- August 28, 2017

Several people were stabbed on the Market Square on Friday and two people have been confirmed dead. The suspect arrived in Turku past year and was trying to get asylum in Finland. Worldwide police contacts provided Finnish investigators with his true identity, Granroth said. "The police have interviewed the main suspect, and he is willing to communicate with the interviewing police officer", the National Bureau of Investigation said in a statement, adding that it would not release details ... (more...)
Trump asked Sessions to drop case against Sheriff Arpaio months before pardon Trump asked Sessions to drop case against Sheriff Arpaio months before pardon
- August 28, 2017

The report by The Washington Post comes after Trump on Friday pardoned sheriff Arpaio, who was found guilty in July on criminal contempt charges pertaining to his refusal to stop detaining suspected illegal immigrants from Central America. (more...)
Senator Tammy Duckworth: Congress should block Trump's ban on transgender troops Senator Tammy Duckworth: Congress should block Trump's ban on transgender troops
- August 28, 2017

Two trans people who wish to join the military, one current service member who seeks appointment as an officer, the Human Rights Campaign and Gender Justice Lawsuit have filed the lawsuit. Military". Trump's directive halts funding for sex-reassignment surgery, except to protect the health of people who have begun the treatment. The ACLU suit goes on to argue that the new Trump policy is based on "discredited myths and stereotypes, uninformed speculation, and animus against people who ate ... (more...)
Mumbai University declares third year Bcom results; 65.6% of candidates pass Mumbai University declares third year Bcom results; 65.6% of candidates pass
- August 28, 2017

The TYBCom exams were conducted in April this year for semester VI and more than 65,992 students appeared for it. There are around 432 results are out of the total of 477. Along with Semester VI, results of students who appeared for semester V exam was also announced. Students can follow these instructions to check their results online. (more...)
England to face Kiwis in women's World Cup final England to face Kiwis in women's World Cup final
- August 28, 2017

Woodman - the tournament's top try-scorer - earlier hit out at rugby's governing body over the cup's tightly packed scheduled, which gave the Kiwis just four days to recover before the final. England didn't panic and looked to force the Black Ferns into an arm-wrestle, claiming 70% of the pill in the first quarter and forcing a string of penalties, one of which was converted to open their account and close the gap to two. (more...)
Max Verstappen: Red Bull's reliability unacceptable Max Verstappen: Red Bull's reliability unacceptable
- August 28, 2017

When asked if the problems might influence his future decisions, and whether he would consider leaving Red Bull Racing to find a more reliable auto, Verstappen replied: "To be honest, I'm not even thinking about that". "For a top team, this can't happen". We worked very hard all weekend, and then again you just retire. Horner said the fact that Verstappen was more often the victim of engine failure on race day was sheer bad luck and had nothing to do with his driving style compared to ... (more...)
Renewables can now power up to 70% of Aussie households Renewables can now power up to 70% of Aussie households
- August 28, 2017

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said: "More renewable energy means more jobs for Victorians - that's why we're setting these ambitious targets and promoting investment in this growing sector". Less than 2% came from large solar farms, suggesting the best is yet to come from this arm of the renewables industry which has an array of large-scale projects underway . (more...)
Yarmolenko joins Dortmund as Dembele replacement Yarmolenko joins Dortmund as Dembele replacement
- August 28, 2017

The Ukraine global, named his country's Footballer of the Year three times, has been given the number nine shirt at Signal Iduna Park. Yarmolenko is a three-time victor of the Ukraine Premier League with Kiev. A tricky winger with an eye for goal, he scored 137 goals in 339 games across all competitions for Kiev, while netting a total of 29 goals at worldwide level and has expressed his excitement at a new adventure in Germany. (more...)
North Korea fires three short-range ballistic missiles North Korea fires three short-range ballistic missiles
- August 28, 2017

The South Korean and US militaries are in the midst of the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian drills involving computer simulations of a war to test readiness and run until August 31. If confirmed, it would mark a renewed escalation of tensions between the USA and Pyongyang, which had cooled somewhat over the past few weeks. North Korea's latest released photos hint they are developing a more advanced solid-fuel ballistic missile. (more...)
Lewandowski: 'If Donald Trump runs, he will be the Republican nominee' Lewandowski: 'If Donald Trump runs, he will be the Republican nominee'
- August 28, 2017

Some in Maine's Republican grassroots have expressed frustration around that vote , which could be an issue if Collins runs to replace LePage, which she is considering. In her criticism, Collins joined Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) and Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) as others in the GOP who have denounced Trump's Charlotteville response on television. (more...)