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CES 2018: TCL Unveils Expanded Home Entertainment Lineup

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TCL has had big turn-out at CES 2018, with a great line-up of Smart TVs being launched on stage. The new Roku built-in voice remotes will work with the new Roku Voice Assistant. This product will take advantage of the Roku OS to deliver a superb entertainment experience. These televisions also feature Wide Color Gamut with NBP Photon technology for even more realistic colors, as the latest LED phosphors drive color performance closer to the limits of human vision while targeting the ... Read More »

John Young, Nasa astronaut who walked on the moon, dies aged 87

He flew the first Space Shuttle mission and had been to space multiple times in the Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle programs, the agency said in its tweet. I really miss him". Counting his takeoff from the moon in 1972 as commander of Apollo 16 , Young's blastoff tally stood at seven, for decades a world record. Read More »

Hyundai NEXO fuel-cell SUV revealed with 370 mile range

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Along the way it has increased range significantly, with Hyundai claiming the NEXO will do 370 miles on a full tank of hydrogen, 105 more than the old auto. Additionally, the NEXO is the first Hyundai to boast semi-autonomous driving features. The system is paired with highway driving assist, which uses both onboard sensors and map data to adjust highway speeds. Read More »

Arrested Jet Airways air hostess was part of global hawala racket

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Jet Airways lady crew member was arrested on Monday for allegedly carrying USA dollars worth Rs Rs 3.21 crore. He said Malhotra used crew members for smuggling forex. He mentioned that Malhotra has been smuggling forex for more than the past one year. A team from the directorate entered a flight about to leave for Hong Kong and checked the bags of the stewardess, Devshi Kulshreshtha at around 3 am on Monday morning at the Delhi airport, a. Read More »

FTSE 100 Rebounds As Morrisons Posts Strong Christmas Sales

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Under the deal, the supermarket is to supply all 1,650 McColl's stores. Total grocery spending in the United Kingdom during the four weeks to 30 December hit £10.5bn, up 3.7 per cent year-on-year. Britain's biggest supermarket group Tesco was the best performer over Christmas, Kantar Worldpanel said on Tuesday, with a 3.1 percent rise in sales in the past 12 weeks beating its "big four" rivals Sainsbury's, Asda and Morrisons. Read More »

Is Telegram plotting a new cryptocurrency to rival Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple?

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At one point overnight, XRP was trading at an average of $3.93 on South Korean exchanges - 38% above the token's current price of $2.43, according to Markets Insider. The coin experienced a 30 percent drop in value and lost $20 billion of its market cap in an instant. Bitcoin , which has the largest cryptocurrency market cap of around $252.5 billion as of Monday, now has a circulating supply of 16,790,537 BTC - the maximum supply of BTC is 21,000,000. Read More »

Guillermo del Toro wins the 2018 Golden Globe for Best Director

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Shape of Water was nominated for seven Golden Globes , including one for the screenplay co-written by del Toro and Vanessa Taylor. January 8, 2018: Donald Trump may be pushing hard for a wall between Mexico and the U.S., but a Mexican-born director , known for his dark fantasy pieces, last night walked away with the Golden Globe for best director . Read More »

Twitter Announces It Won't Block World Leaders' Tweets

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Censoring them "would hide important information people should be able to see and debate", the company wrote in an unsigned blog post. Twitter doesn't want to get in the way of elected officials and political leaders communicating via the platform - no matter how "controversial" their tweets may be. Read More »

Donald Trump's daily routine of Tweeting, phone ranting and TV revealed

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According to the schedule, it takes place in the Oval Office, but officials told Axios it actually takes place in the White House residence and consists of Trump watching TV and tweeting . He then has " Executive Time " for an hour followed by an hour lunch in the private dining room. He recorded a video at 4pm, before heading home. And while Trump may have a light work schedule that contributes little to his administration's right-wing agenda, the president's "minions rise early and ... Read More »

Kia Niro EV Concept gives CES hints of 2025's 16 EV plan

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These exhibits also have what Kia calls the world's first in-vehicle 5G connection and facial recognition tech that will disable many features of a auto if it doesn't recognize a driver. The system works together with the concept's interactive lighting system, which offers users and pedestrians a highly-intuitive visual communication with vehicle. Read More »

Sunny, high near 54 Monday in Oklahoma City

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Thursday: A 10 percent chance of light snow. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible. A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 10 a.m. Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. North northeast wind around 10 miles per hour. Windy, with an east northeast wind 23 to 29 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 41 miles per hour. Low: 37. Read More »

Alabama assistant Derrick Ansley leaving for Colorado State

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The Alabama native spent time as the secondary coach at Tennessee (2012) and Kentucky (2013-15), before returning to Alabama in February of 2016, where he had also served as a graduate assistant during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Colorado State finished 2017 ranked 98th in total defense, 110th in yards per play allowed, and 72nd in scoring. Ansley was the primary recruiter behind Alabama landing marquee defensive backs Saivion Smith, Josh Jobe and Jalyn Armour-Davis for its 2018 signing class. Read More »

New annual sales record for JLR

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Also notable were sales of the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport , selling more than 190,000 vehicles in 2017. This is the seventh consecutive year of growth for Jaguar Land Rover and the volumes have more than tripled since 2009 and take over of marquee brands by Tata Motors . Read More »

Wintry mix could make for rough Monday evening commute

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Highs Tuesday will warm into the mid 40s with partly cloudy skies. Although last week's snowstorm left many cars trapped under layers of ice and snow, Brooklyn residents were hoping warmer temperatures would do a lot of the melting today . Read More »

Vodka bottle worth $1M stolen, found at construction site

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It's the only one of its kind in the world. This week, the bottle was found empty on a construction site, with the thieves seemingly unaware that the true value of their theft was the bottle itself, not its contents. The Russo-Baltique bottle was on loan to a Danish collector when it was seized from the Café 33 bar in the Vesterbro district. "The bottle is now in police custody, and appears to be intact and will be examined", said a second tweet. Read More »

Sensex, Nifty at record highs

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A cut in FY18 GDP growth estimate by CSO did not impact the movement since it was overtly conservative. "Supportive global market and optimism ahead of earnings season took the market to a new high". The Sensex gainers pack was led by Yes Bank , Adani Ports, Bharti Airtel, IndusInd Bank, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, TCS and Tata Steel. The BSE Mid-cap and BSE Small-cap indices were up 1.06% and 1.02%, respectively. Read More »

BBCs China editor quits post in gender pay gap row

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Male broadcasters from the BBC also shared their thoughts on her resignation. Other well-known female broadcasters also used the #IStandWithCarrie hashtag to express their approval of the letter and the ex-China editor's departure. A spokeswoman said: "Fairness in pay is vital". They added: "A significant number of organisations have now published their gender pay figures showing that we are performing considerably better than many and are well below the national average". Read More »

USA job growth remains solid in December

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The dollar and Treasury yields initially fell after the report and, along with US stock futures, have since recovered. At the same time, the pace of job growth is slowing, which typically happens when unemployment falls to ultra-low levels and fewer people are available to be hired. Read More »

Sunwing, WestJet Airplanes Collide At Toronto Pearson Airport, Sparking Fire

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Alagheband said he never heard announcements coming from the pilot clarifying how to proceed, a situation he said was unsafe given the fact that a fire was burning near an area where plane fuel is stored. 5). No passengers were injured, but a member of the airport's fire and emergency services was taken to the hospital, CNN affiliate CTV Network reported . Read More »

GST impact in Q1 will pull down GDP for whole year

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Previous year the government changed the presentation of Union Budget from February-end to 1 February that started the practice of unveiling advance GDP forecast in January. The growth in manufacturing sector too is expected to decelerate to 4.6 percent this fiscal, down from 7.9 percent in 2016-17. A barometer of investment, Gross Fixed Capital Formation (GFCF) at current prices is estimated at Rs 43.84 lakh crore in 2017-18 as against Rs 41.18 lakh crore in 2016-17. Read More »

Girl Scouts celebrate start of cookie season

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Three regions of Girl Scouts held their annual cookie rally at Jeff's Catering in Brewer Saturday morning. Cookies are $4 per box, except the Toffee-tastic and Girl Scout S'mores cookie varieties which are $5. The "Campfire Cocoa" coffee drink will be on sale at Dichotomy Coffee on Austin Ave. during Girl Scout cookie selling season, which starts on January 17 and runs through February 25th. Read More »

Cuomo: Federal tax changes mean localitities will have to cut costs

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It's even more unusual for him to single out local governments to reduce costs because property taxes are such a burden on local residents, especially since it has been our observation that the 2 percent tax cap has kept local taxes under control and forced schools and municipalities to be more frugal than at any point in recent memory. Read More »

Crude Oil Price Retreats After Hitting 2015 Highs

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Brent crude futures hit US$67, highest since May 2015 on Tuesday following fears of a supply glut. Cold weather across much of the country was expected to keep demand high, as heating oil prices were just off highs not seen since early 2015. Read More »

Gas prices could soon reach $3 a gallon

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The national average could even get as high as $2.57 a gallon. More: What's getting more expensive in 2018? That's nearly 50 cents higher than 2016, when gas averaged $2.12 a gallon, the lowest in the last decade. The projected rise would cost USA drivers an average of $133 more this year and the nation an extra $25.4 billion, according to the report. DeHaan says we could be soon feeling the effects of a decision made by OPEC, the organization of petroleum exporting countries. Read More »

Passengers stuck on planes for hours on JFK Airport tarmac

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The China Southern plane didn't have any passengers at the time, according to the Port Authority. No one was injured and all the passengers got off safely, but the collission only added to the mess. In one case, passengers had flown a 14 hour flight from China only to arrive and sit on the tarmac for almost seven more hours waiting for a gate. Passengers say they haven't had proper communication or compensation from airlines. Read More »

Intel hit with three class-action lawsuits over chip flaws

Although hackers will find it harder to take advantage of Spectre , it is also more challenging for computer manufacturers to ward off, the researchers said. The company also downplayed concerns about slowed performance, noting that for the "average computer user" the impact should not be significant and will lessen over time. Read More »

Apple Acquires Canadian App Development Firm for Undisclosed Amount

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Consumers spent $300 million in Apple Inc .'s ( AAPL ) App Store on New Year's Day, a 25 percent increase on last year's record-breaking January 1 sales haul of $240 million. In addition to Pokemon Go , among the most popular AR titles are social-media apps including Snapchat and Pitu; games such as "CSR Racing 2", "Stack AR" and "Kings of Pool"; shopping apps from Amazon and Wayfair; and education apps including Night Sky and Thomas & Friends Minis. Read More »

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC), Ecopetrol SA (EC)

It has outperformed by 29.50% the S&P500. It also increased its holding in Enterprise Products Partners L (NYSE:EPD) by 250,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.72 million shares, and has risen its stake in Allete Inc Com New (NYSE:ALE). Read More »

Featured Stock Overview: The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW)

The stock increased 0.56% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $51.81. Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has risen 14.08% since January 4, 2017 and is uptrending. It turned negative, as 41 investors sold The Charles Schwab Corporation shares while 299 reduced holdings. Tocqueville Asset Management L P accumulated 312,474 shares. Read More »

Australia aims to become world's top medicinal cannabis exporter

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Health Minster Greg Hunt said: "Our goal is very clear: to give farmers and producers the best shot at being the world's number one exporter of medicinal cannabis". "While the Australian patient base is growing, it is very small", Crock told Reuters. " The sector is fully supportive of that ", he said. " Australian patients come first ". Read More »

Rat on a plane: Alaska Airlines flight cancelled due to rodent

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The airline passengers were delayed while four officials searched for the rat to no avail, forcing the cancelation of the trip hours after the rat snuck onto the aircraft. Alaska Airlines released a statement calling the stowaway rodent a rat, saying it was spotted as passengers were boarding the plane around 8:30am. Alaska Airlines says it will resume using the plane when a professional exterminator certifies it is rodent-free. Read More »

Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange shoots down Ripple support rumors

The Ripple cryptocurrency is a product of a startup called Ripple Labs, which began life in San Francisco in 2012 and was originally called OpenCoin. Of that number, 61% is held by Ripple Labs. In addition to this recent news , there was an announcement in early December that several Japanese banks and South Korean banks are set to start processing real cross-border payment volumes using Ripple's system. Read More »

Man 'smearing feces' causes United Airlines flight to be redirected to Alaska

The United Airlines website indicated that Flight 895 was diverted to Anchorage, and the departure to Hong Kong was cancelled due to "operational difficulties". The plane was grounded overnight for maintenance and is slated to go back up in the air Friday afternoon. United Airlines , owned by United Continental Holdings Inc, said there were 245 people on board the plane and said it provided hotel accommodations for its customers. Read More »

Diversions, Cancellations Thanks To Storm

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Nearly 80,000 homes and businesses in the northeast and southeast, where the storm struck yesterday, were without power. Heavy snow and hurricane-force winds are forecast, especially in New England. Up to 5,000 people on flights to and from Hong Kong to NY and Boston were affected, based on the number of seats offered on the routes. Passenger train operator Amtrak was running reduced service in the northeast, while mass-transit systems in major metropolitan areas, including NY and Boston, ... Read More »

Engineer discovers largest prime number after 14-year search

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The GIMPS ( Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search ) global research team then used four computers of other volunteers to confirm the result. The last Mersenne prime was also discovered by GIMPS in January 2016, with the effort led by Dr Curtis Cooper of the University of Central Missouri. Read More »

FCC Repeals Net Neutrality Rule

The group will join existing suits as an intervening party, likely piling in along with companies like Etsy and state attorneys general. And in formally participating, tech giants will have the right to appeal a judge's decision later if Silicon Valley comes out on the losing end. Read More »

Airlines collide in Toronto airport tarmac, one injured

Fire and emergency services responded to the collision on Saturday between a Sunwing Airlines aircraft and Westjet Airlines plane. The 168 passengers of the WestJet plane were evacuated via an emergency exit on a freezing night with the temperature as low as minus 21 degrees Celsius. Read More »

Spotify sued for $1.6 billion over Neil Young, Tom Petty music copyrights

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If the company lists on the New York Stock Exchange , as expected, it would be the first to do so with a direct listing. Spotify declined to comment on the matter. By pursuing a direct listing, Spotify can skirt underwriting fees typically required for an IPO , though the move could hurt its shares because underwriters won't be evaluating or buoying the price. Read More »

Feces-smearing passenger prompts flight diversion: Authorities

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Lt. Holler said the man did not try to interfere with the flight crew, and was cooperative when questioned by airport police officers and the F.B.I. A United passenger was in some deep poo-poo after smearing feces all over the plane's bathroom, which caused the Chicago-to-Hong Kong flight to divert to Anchorage. Read More »

Taco Bell is launching Nacho Fries because the world needs more fries

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In what is arguably the best news of 2018 so far (it's only Day 3, but still), Taco Bell has officially announced the nationwide release of its "Nacho Fries". The side will hit stores everywhere on Thursday, Jan. 25, but they won't stay on menus forever. The Nacho Fries were tested in West Virginia and Bakersfield, California a year ago. Read More »

China clamps down on North Korea trade as part of United Nations sanctions

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The same news outlet reported last week that USA recon satellites had photographed around 30 illegal transactions involving Chinese vessels selling oil to North Korea on the West Sea in October. China's government promised Friday to "deal seriously" with violators of United Nations sanctions on North Korea after a South Korean newspaper said Chinese-owned ships registered overseas regularly delivered oil. Read More »

Powerful 4.5 quake shakes Bay Area overnight

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Geological Survey says no significant damage or injuries are expected. The quake had a preliminary depth of 8 miles (13 kilometers). No injuries or accidents were reported. "Looking historically at all the earthquakes that have happened in California, about 5 percent of the time earthquakes are followed by larger earthquakes", he said. Read More »

SBI hints at minimum balance reduction

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Any shortfall in maintaining minimum balance in rural areas can attract penalty in the range of Rs 20 to Rs 50 plus GST. It may be noted that that the SBI garnered through fines was more than lender's net profit of Rs 1,581.55 crore in July-September quarter and almost half of the Rs 3,586 crore profit in April-September period. Read More »

Watertown not included on Gander Outdoors store location list

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Gander Mountain was one of a many sports retailers pushed into bankruptcy in recent years, including MC Sports, Eastern Outfitters, Sports Authority, and Sports Chalet. The chairman of the company that bought Gander Mountain didn't include Watertown on a recent list of locations for new Gander Outdoors stores despite previous plans to reopen the store at the Salmon Run Mall. Read More »

New vehicle sales fall for the first time in six years

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In total, there were about 2.5 million cars registered, according to industry body the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Sales of new diesel vehicles slumped 17.1 per cent previous year compared with 2016 on United Kingdom government plans to improve air quality. Read More »

Kmart stores and 39 Sears stores to close this year

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In November , Sears said it would close 18 Sears stores and 45 Kmart stores as part of cost-cutting measures. Sears Holdings - which closed about 250 stores a year ago - informed workers Thursday that the latest round of Kmart and Sears locations will be shutting down between early March and early April. Read More »