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South Africa's Zuma says has no plans to announce free education programme

South Africa's Zuma says has no plans to announce free education programme President Jacob Zuma has finally released the much awaited commission report which was written as a response to the so-called #FeesMustFall protests. There is now no capacity for the state to provide free tertiary education to all students in the country, the report has found. [Full Article...]

Qualcomm could reject Broadcom bid this week

The deadline is December 8 for Broadcom to submit a slate of alternative candidates to Qualcomm's 11-member board of directors to push the deal through. Shares of Qualcomm were up 1 percent at US$65.25 in premarket trading, while those of Broadcom fell 0.7 per cent to US$263. Broadcom doesnt care about the outcome of that deal – it has stated that it wants to acquire Qualcomm with or without N... [Full Article...]

Producer will screen 'Padmavati' to protesters after CBFC certification

Producer will screen 'Padmavati' to protesters after CBFC certification The Supreme Court on Friday refused to ban the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's " Padmavati ", even as a BJP member accused the filmmaker of treason. The film is based on Rani Padmini, a legendary Hindu Rajput queen, mentioned in Padmavat, an Avadhi language epic poem, written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi in 1540. [Full Article...]

Advertisers distance themselves from Hannity after Moore coverage

Advertisers distance themselves from Hannity after Moore coverage After a Post report revealed four women accused Moore of sexual advances when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s, Hannity - who often gives a national platform to baseless conspiracy theories about Democrats - told his viewers not to rush to judgment. [Full Article...]

Don't tinker too much, say Federer, Nadal

Don't tinker too much, say Federer, Nadal Nadal was presented with the year-end award immediately after Federer began his quest for a seventh ATP Finals title by beating Jack Sock 6-4 7-6 (4) at the O2 Arena yesterday. And Federer, undoubtedly, is the man for the big stage; he won 90 per cent points when his first serve went in and did not concede a single break. Cilic was perhaps still thinking about a missed opportunity when he blew... [Full Article...]

Bitcoin Drops below $6000 as Bitcoin Cash Surges

Bitcoin Drops below $6000 as Bitcoin Cash Surges Bitcoin Cash hit an all-time high of $2,790.00, before pulling back to $1,680.60, still up 26.36% for the day. On the USA -based Bitfinex exchange, fell to $6562.0, up $561.3, or 7.88% well below its recent high of $7895. Bitcoin is down 7.5 percent, Ethereum is lower by a tad over 8 and Litecoin has shed over 9 percent of its value. Bitcoin peaked at $7877 and now sits 25% lower at $5879, alth... [Full Article...]

North Korea says Trump 'begged for a war' during his Asia trip

North Korea says Trump 'begged for a war' during his Asia trip Following his " lunatic remarks " made in September, Trump "made his conceived attempt yet again to alienate our people from the government and keep up rivalry between the DPRK and the global society", the spokesman continued. In a fresh show of force, three U.S. aircraft carriers, accompanied by South Korean warships, launched a joint naval drill yesterday. The exercises will also involve 11 U.... [Full Article...]

Women mad over McNuggets climb through drive-thru window, assault McDonald's manager

Women mad over McNuggets climb through drive-thru window, assault McDonald's manager The store manager reportedly told the pair that they never ordered nuggets and showed them a copy of their receipt to prove it. Cellphone video taken by McNeely shows a silver vehicle, but the driver and passenger of that auto are nowhere to be seen inside the car- just in the drive-thru window. [Full Article...]

New Zealand trade envoy: TPP chances best if changes few

New Zealand trade envoy: TPP chances best if changes few Trudeau faced sharp criticism on social media and in news reports for not attending the TPP meeting. "The Canadian prime minister is clearly equivocating and that is deeply disappointing.as is the position that the United States took under President Trump". [Full Article...]

Shooting On Busy I-95 In Providence Shuts Down Highway

Shooting On Busy I-95 In Providence Shuts Down Highway Two of the officers did not have body cameras assigned to them, one officer did not activate the camera properly and the other officer did not have his body camera activated at all. Kilmartin's office either declined to comment when contacted by the Globe or could not be reached for comment. Suddenly, the truck's tires start spinning out of control and large clouds of smoke fill the air as the off... [Full Article...]

Fidget spinners sold at Target contain unsafe levels of lead

Fidget spinners sold at Target contain unsafe levels of lead The company announced the move after a report on Thursday from U.S. PIRG, a public advocacy group, said Fidget Wild Premium brass and metal spinners contained high lead levels, the story said. Exposure to high amounts of lead have been shown to cause lead poisoning that can lead to organ damage and long-term health problems. "As a result, the fidget spinners identified are not regulated as toy... [Full Article...]

United suspends flights to Delhi, cites 'health emergency'

United suspends flights to Delhi, cites 'health emergency' Passengers will be given vouchers to switch flights, or given assistance in flying with a different airline. New Delhi's air pollution has reached levels so toxic that United Airlines is canceling flights to the Indian city until it improves. [Full Article...]

Self-Driving Bus Crashes Within Two Hours of Launch in Las Vegas

Self-Driving Bus Crashes Within Two Hours of Launch in Las Vegas The Metropolitan Police Department said officers responded at 12.07 pm to an accident involving the shuttle and a delivery truck on the 100 block of South Sixth Street, near Fremont Street. "That's a critical point", Zurschmeide wrote on digitaltrends.com. Rather, it was rear-ended by a human-driven truck. "Or at least leaned on the horn and made our presence harder to miss", said Zurschmeide. [Full Article...]

Facebook starts programme to bolster digital skills

Facebook starts programme to bolster digital skills Internet newcomers will be able to gain knowledge on online safety and general digital literacy, getting additional information on how they can stay connected to their communities on Facebook using event and group features. 46% say Facebook is an essential tool for running their business. Zuckerberg added that Facebook needs to "make it easier for people to start and build new businesses or find... [Full Article...]

Hasbro makes takeover offer for Mattel

Hasbro makes takeover offer for Mattel Two weeks back, Mattel suspended its dividend and Chief Executive Margo Georgiadis, who took the job in January, warned the company would miss its full-year revenue forecast. Delta Asset Management LLC TN lifted its stake in shares of Mattel by 54.7% during the second quarter. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $21.46. [Full Article...]

Rupert Murdoch Called AT&T's CEO Twice About CNN Sale

Rupert Murdoch Called AT&T's CEO Twice About CNN Sale US antitrust regulators and AT&T Inc sparred on Wednesday over whether the wireless carrier would be required to sell Time Warner Inc's CNN cable network as a condition of approval of its deal to buy the media company. Even if AT&T prevails in court, the government's tough stance could have a chilling effect on other deals that would need its approval. He has not commented on the transaction since... [Full Article...]

Plane forced to land after woman unlocks husband's phone, discovers affair

Plane forced to land after woman unlocks husband's phone, discovers affair She read his messages and discovered he was cheating on her. If someone in the United States forced a plane to make an emergency landing because of drunken, aggressive behavior, it's virtually impossible to imagine them walking away from it in anything other than handcuffs. [Full Article...]

IBM Raises the Bar with a 50-Qubit Quantum Computer

IBM Raises the Bar with a 50-Qubit Quantum Computer IBM, Google , and others are competing to build a "useful" quantum computer-one that gets rid of the errors inherent in quantum computing and whose "quantum state" never ends. These latest advances show that we are quickly making quantum systems and tools available that could offer an advantage for tackling problems outside the realm of classical machines". [Full Article...]

Corn hovers near 1-year low after record USDA yield estimate

Corn hovers near 1-year low after record USDA yield estimate Fall harvest forecasts for Nebraska show fewer bushels of corn and sorghum than in 2016, but greater production of soybeans and potatoes, according to the U.S. Wheat futures led gains for much of Friday's session after the USDA cut domestic and global supply forecasts. This means the 2017 corn crop would be 14.6 billion bushels, almost 300 million bushels larger than expected just last month. [Full Article...]

Forget robots, Ford looks to create 'bionic' auto workers

Forget robots, Ford looks to create 'bionic' auto workers EksoVest works by providing employees additional adjustable lift assistance of five to 15 pounds per arm. "Since I started using the vest, I'm not as sore". These "EksoVests" are also being tested in other regions located in Europe and South America, but US testing has been going on since May at Ford's Wayne and Flat Rock factories. [Full Article...]


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