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Another warm year for Queensland… and the country

Another warm year for Queensland… and the country Amazingly, NOAA's brief report on 2017's climate managed to mention all of this without once mentioning climate change. The country recorded temperatures almost a degree above the 1961 to 1990 average. In fact, 2017 was a record year for hurricane costs alone - some $265 billion in losses out of the total $306 billion. Hurricanes Maria and Irma had total damages of $90 billion and $50 billion, res... [Full Article...]

CES 2018: Newest Moto Mod is a QWERTY keyboard

CES 2018: Newest Moto Mod is a QWERTY keyboard When Moto Mods were first introduced, we saw a completely new and unique take on modularity with our smartphones. Working with the moto z , the Vital Moto Mod, operates with the HIPAA-compliant Vital App and cloud to measure, monitor and track five vital signs including heart rate, respiratory rate, pulse oximetry (SpO2), non-contact core body temperature, and accurate blood pressure. [Full Article...]

Tamil Nadu: Salary hike only for MLAs, not for transport employees?

Tamil Nadu: Salary hike only for MLAs, not for transport employees? On a day when the bus strike by the transporters entered seventh day, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Palaniswami today tabled a bill in state Assembly that proposes to double the monthly salary and other allowances of the MLAs. Transport Department workers are paid in par with other government department. However, transport unions said the chief minister's announcement is no way near to their deman... [Full Article...]

New MH370 search approved as Malaysia offers $70 million reward

New MH370 search approved as Malaysia offers $70 million reward The agreement was signed by the Malaysian government and Ocean Infinity CEO Oliver Plunkett at a ceremony in Kuala Lumpur Wednesday, attended by the families of some of the missing passengers. He said his firm will have 60 days to continue the search beyond the designated area. Systems created to automatically transmit the flight's position failed to work after this point, the report said. [Full Article...]

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 tablet improves kickass keyboard and bumps up screen size

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 tablet improves kickass keyboard and bumps up screen size As a detachable laptop, the 12.3-inch WUXGA+ touchscreen tablet can connect to a lightweight full-sized keyboard easily and its standby mode lets you stay connected with up-to-the-minute emails, notifications, message syncing and Skype calls in standby mode - all without draining your battery . [Full Article...]

The Trump Administration Continues To Rail Against Michael Wolff's Book

See if you don't feel like you are with me on that couch in the White House and see if you don't feel alarmed, as you said". Trump, White House officials, members of Congress and even some members of the mainstream media have pointed to errors in the book's more sensational claims. [Full Article...]

Israeli Father Of 6 Killed In West Bank Drive-By Shooting

Israeli Father Of 6 Killed In West Bank Drive-By Shooting Israel , for its part, argues that the demolitions were carried out because the structures have been built without permits. According to reports, about 2,500 additional housing units in settlements are in advanced planning stages. Sweden , a big donor country that has recognized Palestine as a state, warned Tuesday that any U.S. decision to withdraw funds to the United Nations agency for Pale... [Full Article...]

Taiwan's passport ranked 32nd best globally for visa-free travel

Taiwan's passport ranked 32nd best globally for visa-free travel However, the top honour was reserved for Germany as it got the first spot for the fifth year running. Azerbaijani citizens can visit 63 countries without visas, says the new ranking "Passport Index 2018". However, the way in which the Henley & Partners system's collates data means that passports from 58 other countries appear above Taiwan's in the rankings. [Full Article...]

Trump Tower fire injures 3

Trump Tower fire injures 3 Firefighters have contained an electrical fire that broke out on the roof of Trump Tower Monday. The building was not evacuated. "There was a small electrical fire in a cooling tower on the roof of Trump Tower", Trump tweeted . He has a triplex apartment within the building. The president has yet to comment on the fire in Trump Tower, where he lived with his wife Melania and their son Ba... [Full Article...]

Iran Bans English From Primary Schools, Citing "Cultural Invasion"

Iran Bans English From Primary Schools, Citing A senior Iranian education official says Iran intends to ban English-language classes from primary schools amid warnings from Islamic leaders that the language has led to a "cultural invasion" from the West. In a previous speech directed at teachers, Khamenei criticized English in nursery schools, stating that it was part of a greater Western move of instilling "thought and culture to the younge... [Full Article...]

Trump would 'absolutely' speak to Kim Jong Un on the phone

Trump would 'absolutely' speak to Kim Jong Un on the phone The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, says it is "good for the United States" that North and South Korea are set to engage in high-level talks, but warned Pyongyang's nuclear weapons ambitions still pose a serious threat to the world. [Full Article...]

Fodder scam: Lalu goes to jail again

Fodder scam: Lalu goes to jail again In all, the 69-year-old RJD chief faced five cases in the fodder scam and has been convicted in two of them. "This episode proves that Lalu is a leader of feudal mindset and planned his aides' incarceration anticipating his jail term", said JD (U) spokesperson Neeraj Kumar. [Full Article...]

Wi-Fi networks to get a major security boost

Wi-Fi networks to get a major security boost With OWE, the client and AP perform a Diffie-Hellman key exchange during the access procedure and use the resulting pairwise secret with the 4-way handshake instead of using a shared and public PSK in the 4-way handshake. "But now devices are *required* to support them, otherwise they're won't receive the "WPA3-certified" label". "During our initial research, we discovered ourselves that Android, ... [Full Article...]

Sanaullah Zehri resigns as CM Balochistan

Sanaullah Zehri resigns as CM Balochistan Balochistan governor has approved resignation of CM Zehri. He said democracy means government of the people, for the people and by the people but in Balochistan, no democratic practice was followed in the last four years and concentration of power remained in a few hands rather than the people of the province. [Full Article...]

France investigates planned obsolescence of Apple products

France investigates planned obsolescence of Apple products Paris prosecutors have launched a probe of U.S. tech giant Apple over suspected "planned obsolescence" in some of its iPhone models, a judicial source told AFP on Monday. Planned obsolescence is a widely criticised commercial practice in which manufacturers build in the expiry of their products so that consumers will be forced to replace them. [Full Article...]

IPhone Battery Explodes At Zurich Apple Store, One Injured

IPhone Battery Explodes At Zurich Apple Store, One Injured Zurich police said the incident occurred as the fix worker was removing the battery, which overheated and burned his hand slightly. apple has not given any explanation for the incident. The detonation of the device burned the victim's hand slightly and seven other people who were present at the store were given medical attention. Apple had no immediate comment beyond the police statement . [Full Article...]

Kansas GOP Rep. says black peoples' "genetics" cause drug abuse

Kansas GOP Rep. says black peoples' He said marijuana and other drugs were prohibited partly because blacks responded "the worst" to them "because of their character makeup - their genetics and that". It was only afterward that fellow Republicans said they disagreed with his remarks. Ryckman and House Majority Leader Don Hineman mentioned Alford's comments during an interview in the speaker's office Monday afternoon. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu: Israeli Intel Foiled Dozens Of Attacks In Europe

Netanyahu: Israeli Intel Foiled Dozens Of Attacks In Europe Yair Netanyahu, the son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, expressed regret for his "ridiculous" statements in a 2015 recording of him at a Tel Aviv strip club that surfaced in an Israeli news report on Monday. "In that late night conversation, under the influence of alcohol, I said foolish things about women and other foolish things that would have been better left unsaid", he said. [Full Article...]

The founder of the Miss Trans America pageant was murdered

The founder of the Miss Trans America pageant was murdered Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien, founder of the Miss Trans America pageant and a transgender activist, was found stabbed and beaten in her North Adams, Massachusetts home on Friday. Cause of death was blood loss. But police say he already admitted to "hitting her with a hammer and stabbing her after an argument". On Friday, he "snapped", according to the report, and attacked her at about ... [Full Article...]

Tsunami waves possible after magnitude 7.6 natural disaster strikes Caribbean

Tsunami waves possible after magnitude 7.6 natural disaster strikes Caribbean The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 7.8, was centered 125 miles (202 km) northeast of Barra Patuca in Honduras and 191 miles (307 km) southwest of George Town in the Cayman Islands. The wave could also potentially impact the coasts of Central American nations, including Jamaica , Cuba and the Cayman Islands. A tsunami advisory is in effect for the isla... [Full Article...]


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