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That terrifying Boston Dynamics robot dog can open doors now That terrifying Boston Dynamics robot dog can open doors now
- February 15, 2018

However, everything else goes down smoothly, and the robot is able to hold the door for its companion. The SpotMini actually places a robot leg in the doorway to keep it partly open. Boston Dynamics has for the last half-year been owned by the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank (sftby), but for the preceding three-and-a-half years it was Google's property. (more...)
Rockets sign Brandan Wright for remainder of season Rockets sign Brandan Wright for remainder of season
- February 15, 2018

Johnson, 36, is expected to clear waivers on Monday afternoon and then will be eligible to sign immediately with the Rockets. The Houston Rockets were content to not pull the trigger on a deal at the league's trade deadline last week. (more...)
England cricketer Ben Stokes to stand trial over nightclub fight England cricketer Ben Stokes to stand trial over nightclub fight
- February 15, 2018

Following the court appearance, an European Central Bank spokesman confirmed Stokes would travel to join the team involved in the tri-series Twenty20 worldwide tournament involving New Zealand and Australia . "Right throughout the summer we've been down to five bowlers, especially in the one-dayers and T20s". Although he was barred from representing England , Stokes played six limited-overs games for New Zealand outfit Canterbury Kings in December 2017. (more...)
Why the Experience of Ahed Tamimi Matters So Much Why the Experience of Ahed Tamimi Matters So Much
- February 15, 2018

Al-Tamimi was referred to as "the first to be killed by Israel in 2018" by Al Jazeera News channel. The video stirred complaints in Israel that the soldiers had been humiliated. "You are allowed, of course, to protest the fact that you are under occupation, but you are not allowed to protest in such a way that it will be considered illegal", said Gross, a military court judge until the 1990s. (more...)
Okinawa-based troops give their blood for Cobra Gold drills Okinawa-based troops give their blood for Cobra Gold drills
- February 15, 2018

USA lawmakers last week demanded Myanmar's exclusion from the exercise. The Armed Services Blood Bank Center, as part of the Armed Services Blood Program, collected and delivered donated blood to two civilian hospitals here for storage for potential emergency use by USA service members participating in this years Cobra Gold exercise. (more...)
Texas Announces $1 Billion For Mitigation Efforts After Harvey Texas Announces $1 Billion For Mitigation Efforts After Harvey
- February 15, 2018

Tuesday's visit came during the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Rockport Health & Fitness Club, where he announced $1.1 billion would be available to fund hazard mitigation projects in affected areas, like Rockport, Fulton, Aransas Pass and Port Aransas. (more...)
Man masturbates before DU student in bus, girl files molestation complaint Man masturbates before DU student in bus, girl files molestation complaint
- February 15, 2018

I was left stunned but then I made a video of the incident & posted it on social media to make people aware of the incident. The incident took place on a moving bus going from Vasant Vihar to the IIT Gate, where the man got down, she alleged. (more...)
Letter to cancel helicopter deal being prepared - Lorenzana Letter to cancel helicopter deal being prepared - Lorenzana
- February 15, 2018

While it is no doubt challenging to forecast the extent of public outcry ahead of time, it was Manila's vague characterization of the helicopters' use for "internal security operations" that produced the initial controversy, and only after opposition began surfacing did we see important clarifications about how exactly the helicopters would be used that were not included in initial characterizations. (more...)
Popular 2nd grade teacher, 38, dies from flu Popular 2nd grade teacher, 38, dies from flu
- February 15, 2018

After doctors learned she had sepsis she was put on dialysis Saturday night. She died Sunday morning from the flu . "I have to be strong for the kids but it's still surreal", Frank Holland told the Democrat . She was schoolteacher as well as mother and her insurance only made a small dent the cost of antiviral, so she chose to try to go without the potentially life-saving drug. (more...)
Trump to increase military budget above China, Russia Trump to increase military budget above China, Russia
- February 15, 2018

The 2019 budget documents specifically highlighted "reversing the erosion of the US military advantage in relation to China and Russia" which was a focal point of the National Defense Strategy unveiled by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in the National Defense Strategy released in January. (more...)
Philippines Objects to China's Attempt to Name Benham Rise Features Philippines Objects to China's Attempt to Name Benham Rise Features
- February 15, 2018

In a Facebook post, Jay Batongbacal, director of the University of the Philippines Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea, revealed that China "successfully" secured naming sea features through the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) a year ago. (more...)
People have finally found a reason to watching curling in the Olympics People have finally found a reason to watching curling in the Olympics
- February 15, 2018

For a second, it seemed as if she would recover her footing, but seconds later, her legs went flying out from under her and she crashed hard onto her backside. "The stone was in a very unusual position and as she stepped back she tripped and fell". The first mistake allowed OAR to go up 3-0, forcing Norway to play catch-up the rest of the match and requiring near flawless shots to get back into the competition. (more...)
India's moral police harass couples, get animals 'married' on Valentine's Day India's moral police harass couples, get animals 'married' on Valentine's Day
- February 15, 2018

They were seen scaring away couples with a saffron wooden stick. India's so-called "moral police" has been at it again this Valentine's Day, making news for harassing couple's celebrating Valentine's Day and even getting animals married to score a point. (more...)
Hawaii introduces bills targeting loot boxes setting age requirement and odds Hawaii introduces bills targeting loot boxes setting age requirement and odds
- February 15, 2018

Bear in mind that these bills , if they become law, would only apply to games and gamers in Hawaii, whose population is only around 1.4 million. Some games , such as the popular 2016 multiplayer online shooter " Overwatch ", allow players to earn loot boxes through a relatively short period of standard gameplay - one box in " Overwatch " can be earned in approximately 40 minutes - and only offer cosmetic rewards such as new costumes for players. (more...)
Jokic's triple-double leads Nuggets over Spurs Jokic's triple-double leads Nuggets over Spurs
- February 15, 2018

The Spurs, who were without LaMarcus Aldridge , were led by Kyle Anderson (16 points) and veteran big man Pau Gasol (15 points, 15 rebounds, six assists). They shipped out Emmanuel Mudiay, the seventh overall pick in the 2015 draft, to NY after Mudiay had fallen out of the rotation with the emergence of Jamal Murray . (more...)
SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC Invests $225000 in Pretium Resources Inc (PVG)
- February 15, 2018

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board accumulated 241,900 shares or 0% of the stock. About 1.45 million shares traded. It dropped, as 29 investors sold PSEC shares while 57 reduced holdings. H.C. Wainwright maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, August 14 report. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, September 17 by Roth Capital. (more...)
Buhari's reinstatement of NHIS boss shows he's in a trance - Soyinka Buhari's reinstatement of NHIS boss shows he's in a trance - Soyinka
- February 15, 2018

Commending state governments who have set up organisations to protect their citizens from attacks by the armed herdsmen, Soyinka said these organisations need to be taken seriously and well equipped to successfully disarm the armed herdsmen and prevent recurrent invasions. (more...)
Harvard Names Veteran Academic Administrator As New President Harvard Names Veteran Academic Administrator As New President
- February 15, 2018

Faust has previously announced her decision to step down towards the end of the academic year, with the search to find her replacement ongoing since last June. Harvard University didn't have to go far to find its next leader. And the graduating students chimed in with their by-then-familiar chant of "Larry, Larry, Larry". (more...)
South Korea unlikely to impose a complete ban on cryptocurrencies South Korea unlikely to impose a complete ban on cryptocurrencies
- February 15, 2018

The government will place top priority on making cryptocurrency transactions transparent while actively fostering blockchain, the underlying technology behind cryptocurrencies. Most of the South Korean platforms do not accept traders from overseas and have recently banned anonymous trading accounts, as per the latest government requirements. (more...)
Shopped image of Barack Obama with beard goes viral, drives women insane Shopped image of Barack Obama with beard goes viral, drives women insane
- February 15, 2018

One user said, " WHAAAAAAAT?!?! ". Twitter erupted in reactions to a possible new look for President Obama. One user on Twitter wrote: "President Obama looks awful". Has Barack Obama officially joined the #BeardGang movement? He's said throughout his time in office that it's hard for him to grow a beard and it's the reason why he's always cleanly shaven. (more...)
United Kingdom food industry sets out Brexit priorities, urges government clarity United Kingdom food industry sets out Brexit priorities, urges government clarity
- February 15, 2018

Farming and food bodies have urged the United Kingdom government to clarify policies that will affect the sector post-Brexit, warning perceived indecision is "already being felt in the sector as uncertainty and lack of clarity impacts business confidence". (more...)
Military Official: West Used Lizards to Spy on Iran's Nuclear Program Military Official: West Used Lizards to Spy on Iran's Nuclear Program
- February 15, 2018

Kavous Seyed Emami , 63, a renowned professor and founder of the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation, was buried on Tuesday in the village of Ammami, north of Tehran. 'Several years ago, some individuals came to Iran to collect aid for Palestine, ' he said. We let them go, but kept what they were carrying. In their possessions were a variety of reptile desert species like lizards. (more...)
Less plastic in the palace: Queen Elizabeth II announces new reform Less plastic in the palace: Queen Elizabeth II announces new reform
- February 15, 2018

Buckingham Palace told the paper that there was a "strong desire to tackle the issue" at the highest levels of the Royal household. Environmentalists responded enthusiastically to the news. Renovations are now being done to install solar panels and update the electrical systems so energy efficiency is improved by 40 percent. Solar panels will line the roof and an anaerobic digestion unit will create biogas from waste. (more...)
Armed man killed after breaking into gaming YouTubers' home Armed man killed after breaking into gaming YouTubers' home
- February 15, 2018

During the burglary Turney and Free told police they hid in the master closet and called 911. Police described him as " single, lonely and disturbed ", in the search warrant. Luckily, neither the couple or attending police were injured. Police also said nothing was taken from the couple's residence. As they approached the home, Giles was about to drive off when they gave him commands to stop. (more...)
Stocks Carrying Extraordinary Return Ratio: AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV)
- February 15, 2018

The institutional investor held 177,931 shares of the railroads company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $9.66 million, down from 184,902 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The current ratio for ABBV is 1.50 and that of BA is 1.20. Pillar Pacific Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0.19% or 16,818 shares. Moreover, Bank & Trust Of Hawaii has 0.87% invested in AbbVie Inc . (more...)

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