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Facebook invents new unit of time called 'flicks'

Facebook invents new unit of time called 'flicks' Facebook has solved this problem by inventing a new unit of time - spearheaded by a former employee at the company, Christopher Horvath - that helps developers improve time synchronization within one second, which is quite important when it comes to Virtual Reality, among other things. [Full Article...]

Winter storm bears down on region

Winter storm bears down on region More than 50 counties are in a blizzard warning through Monday. Despite rain throughout the night Sunday to Monday, the Northeast Iowa area is not expected to get heavy snow. Another half-inch of snow could then fall Monday night into Tuesday morning. The storm system will swirl away from Colorado overnight and the snow will end across the eastern plains after midnight. [Full Article...]

Evacuees, scientists brace for eruption on Philippines' Mount Mayon

Evacuees, scientists brace for eruption on Philippines' Mount Mayon As of Tuesday morning, a total of 9,906 families or 39,250 people living within the eight kilometer extended danger zones were already moved to 28 evacuation centers provincewide. By Tuesday, tens of thousands had evacuated, officials said. The 8,070-foot (2,460-meter) volcano has generated tourism revenues and jobs in Albay, about 340 kilometers (210 miles) southeast of Manila. [Full Article...]

Save the Children Comes Under Attack in Afghan City

Save the Children Comes Under Attack in Afghan City It was not clear if the person who died was an attacker, Save the Children worker or one of the Afghan forces that arrived to fight the assailants. Gunmen have stormed an office of Save the Children in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, officials and witnesses said, in an ongoing attack that has wounded at least 11 people. [Full Article...]

Patrick Meehan Blames Alleged Sexual Harassment Of Aide On Obamacare Repeal Stress

Patrick Meehan Blames Alleged Sexual Harassment Of Aide On Obamacare Repeal Stress Rep. Patrick Meehan , (R- Pa.), said Tuesday that he told an aide of his she was "a soul mate", before using taxpayer money to pay off a sexual harassment and misconduct claim that the aide pursued against him. She reported the advance to Meehan, the Times said, and the senior staffer left his job after reaching an agreement with the congressman. "You are and have been a complete partner to me ... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump has invited French President Emmanuel Macron to the White House

Donald Trump has invited French President Emmanuel Macron to the White House Trump will host French President Emmanuel Macron for an official state dinner on April 24, a senior White House official told Fox News' Fin Gomez on Tuesday. Elected in May, Macron is one in a small club of leaders with less experience in office than Trump. "I'm always extremely direct and frank, as he is". [Full Article...]

North Korea Signals It Might Hold Military Parade on Eve of Olympics

North Korea Signals It Might Hold Military Parade on Eve of Olympics South Korea's presidential office called for national unity for the success of the first Winter Olympics on South Korean soil and criticized conservatives who have said the government is making too many concessions to North Korea to help it steal the show at the Games. [Full Article...]

Maduro to seek re-election as Venezuela eyes vote by April

Maduro to seek re-election as Venezuela eyes vote by April The National Constituent Assembly of Venezuela, consisting only of officers, has approved on Tuesday a decree that states that presidential elections scheduled for this year will be held before 30 April. The timing of the election, which still needs to be specified by the national electoral commission, catches the opposition in a desperately weakened state. [Full Article...]

Eyeing China, US moves to strengthen Indonesian defence ties

Eyeing China, US moves to strengthen Indonesian defence ties The special forces unit, known as Kopassus, has been accused of a range of human rights abuses, including killings and torture, mostly in the 1990s. During their meeting, Ryamizard and Mattis also discussed the nuclear threat from North Korea, and they agreed that the United Nations should continue pressuring North Korea to uphold and respect global law. [Full Article...]

Jobless rates across upstate now top those of US

Jobless rates across upstate now top those of US The counties in NY with the lowest unemployment rates in December 2017 included Queens County at 3.4 percent, Albany County at 4 percent and Saratoga County at 4.1 percent. Arkansas' nonfarm payroll employment decreased 7,300 in December to total 1,256,700. "With almost 63,000 jobs available across the state, DEW is preparing our residents, including those with barriers to employment, to be able... [Full Article...]

North Korea participation to highlight opening ceremony

North Korea participation to highlight opening ceremony It's my choice who plays. Emily Sweeney, a member of the 2018 U.S. Olympic luge team, was born in Portland and spent her early years in Falmouth before the family moved to Suffield, Connecticut, in 2003. He claimed that the administration is "attempting to put the destiny of this country and its people into the hands of Kim Jong Un". Some specific plans, including for a joint women's ice hocke... [Full Article...]

Twin car bombs kill more than 30 in Libya's Benghazi

Twin car bombs kill more than 30 in Libya's Benghazi A second vehicle exploded 30 minutes later in the same area leading to more casualties. Milud Al-Zwai, a spokesman for the army's special forces, told local media that the commander of the army's Special Investigation Unit, Ahmed Ali Al-Fitouri, was killed by one of the attacks. [Full Article...]

Remembering Hugh Masekela on The Checkout

Remembering Hugh Masekela on The Checkout The statement said, "After a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer, he passed peacefully in Johannesburg, surrounded by his family". They described him as "a loving father, brother, grandfather and friend" who would be "forever in our hearts". [Full Article...]

Lalu, Mishra awarded 5 yr jail term in fodder scam case

Lalu, Mishra awarded 5 yr jail term in fodder scam case The latest case involves the siphoning of Rs. 33.67 crore from the Chaibasa treasury against an allocation of Rs. 7.10 lakh in 1992-93. Earlier, on 30th September 2013, Lalu Prasad Yadav was convicted in another fodder scam. "It is a common perception that Lalu Prasad, whom the public views as its hero, has been framed in the cases at the instance of Nitish Kumar and the BJP-RSS brigade", he... [Full Article...]

Turkey Continues Afrin Operation amid US Call for Restraint

Turkey Continues Afrin Operation amid US Call for Restraint US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who is now traveling in Asia, said the fighting "disrupts what was a relatively stable area of Syria" and "distracts from the worldwide efforts to ensure the defeat of ISIS", using another acronym for IS. It said 54 Syrian fighters were killed, including 19 Ankara-backed rebels, 26 Kurdish fighters and nine unidentified figures. YPG spokesman Nouri Mahmoud said... [Full Article...]

Xbox Game Pass Gets Same-Day Launch Titles

Xbox Game Pass Gets Same-Day Launch Titles While 2017 was already a big year for the Xbox Backwards Compatibility program in terms of releases, Microsoft is stepping it up this year with more titles coming to the library. Will it take something else to get your subscription? In today's news, there was no commitment around how long a new first-party title would stay in the library after launch day. [Full Article...]

Two students dead following shooting at Kentucky high school

Two students dead following shooting at Kentucky high school It's not always an outsider though, police say the suspect involved in Monday's mass shooting at a Kentucky school is a student who brought a gun to school and shot seven people . "Just terrified for their kids", Garland said. Kentucky State Police have no reason to suspect anyone else, detective Jody Cash told the Murray Ledger & Times. [Full Article...]

Greta Gerwig can't stop crying over Lady Bird's Oscar nominations

Greta Gerwig can't stop crying over Lady Bird's Oscar nominations But what set Gerwig apart from the other directors was that she is the first woman to be nominated in eight years, according to Entertainment Weekly . "To have been a part of a film like " Lady Bird " was a true privilege and I am incredibly grateful to the Academy for recognising this wonderful story about the beauty and strength of women". [Full Article...]

Audiobooks are now available via the Google Play Store

Audiobooks are now available via the Google Play Store And because Google has Google Assistant, you can actually start listing to your audiobook hands free. As with Amazon Audible , users who purchase an audiobook will be able to listen to it on multiple supported devices without having to cue it up for each device. [Full Article...]

Student emails every Claudia on campus after left swipe on Tinder

Student emails every Claudia on campus after left swipe on Tinder Claudia Alley, a Missouri State freshman from Jefferson City, was among the women who got the email. The email ended with Moll asking the Claudias to "spread the word" about his quest. Hayden says he has even had offers of dates from other Claudias but as the story went around the world, it was all about the original Claudia and will they, or won't they? "If you're interested we could totally ... [Full Article...]


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