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HTC VIVE and IGT partner to deliver VR casino entertainment HTC VIVE and IGT partner to deliver VR casino entertainment
- March 21, 2018

That makes ideal sense, no matter where you might be hoping to buy this immersive powerhouse, as its spec sheet includes plenty of high-end stuff. Registered Viveport developers can order Vive Focus dev kits today. But that is finally changing, as the company confirmed today that it would be made available in worldwide markets "later this year". "The Focus should help HTC fill out their head-mounted display lineup in the short term, although pricing of its Vive Pro HMD appears less than ... (more...)
Republicans Warn of Trouble for Trump If He Fires Mueller Republicans Warn of Trouble for Trump If He Fires Mueller
- March 21, 2018

Mr. McConnell concurred - adding his praise for the job Mr. Mueller has done. McConnell calls Mueller "an excellent appointment" who will "go wherever the facts lead him". Since then, four bills - two in the Senate and two in the House of Representatives - have been introduced that would impede the president's ability to fire the special counsel. (more...)
Fonterra CEO To Step Down As Dairy Co-op Sees Profits Tumble Fonterra CEO To Step Down As Dairy Co-op Sees Profits Tumble
- March 21, 2018

Speaking to the announcement that CEO Theo Spierings would step down from his role later in the year Mr Coull said it was positive for the Co-op that the Board and Theo had been undertaking these discussions with the long-term very much front of mind. (more...)
Neo-Nazi Arthur Jones becomes GOP nominee in IL congressional race Neo-Nazi Arthur Jones becomes GOP nominee in IL congressional race
- March 21, 2018

Except, per the New York Times , the Holocaust denier won't get an ounce of support from the party, which describes Jones as a Nazi and plans to "vehemently [oppose him] with real campaign dollars". " Arthur Jones is not a real Republican - he is a Nazi whose disgusting, bigoted views have no place in our nation's discourse", said IL party chairman Tim Schneider . (more...)
WaPo: Trump ignored briefing materials that said not to congratulate Putin WaPo: Trump ignored briefing materials that said not to congratulate Putin
- March 21, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election . He's also pressed the Trump administration to respond aggressively to Russia's interference in the 2016 US presidential election. The election was tainted by reports of voting irregularities. I believe that there are individuals within the White House, the national security [team] and also within Congress that are looking at Mr Trump, seeing that he is acting more and more like a cornered ... (more...)
California teacher who trashed military in viral rant is fired California teacher who trashed military in viral rant is fired
- March 21, 2018

Aurora Villon, president of the El Rancho Unified School District Board of Education, announced Tuesday evening that the school board had reached a "unanimous decision" to fire Gregory Salcido, a history teacher at El Rancho High School and elected councilman for the city of Pico Rivera, the Los Angeles Times reported . (more...)
Opposition Party Throws Tear Gas In Kosovo Parliament, Forces Evacuation Opposition Party Throws Tear Gas In Kosovo Parliament, Forces Evacuation
- March 21, 2018

The collapse of votes for the border demarcation agreement and another proposal seeking to give more rights to the ethnic Serb minority toppled the previous government and took the country to an early election past year. The opposition used tear gas a second time when the session resumed. The tear gas caused leaders to evacuate the building in the capital of Pristina. (more...)
Missouri man granted second stay of execution from US Supreme Court Missouri man granted second stay of execution from US Supreme Court
- March 21, 2018

Russell Bucklew's life was already spared back in 2014 when the Supreme Court halted his execution moments before it was scheduled to take place due to concerns over his medical condition. A spokesman for the governor declined comment. Missouri law still provides for the option of lethal gas, but the state no longer has a gas chamber and has not used the method since 1965. (more...)
Syria: Ghouta deal may mark turning point in war Syria: Ghouta deal may mark turning point in war
- March 21, 2018

It said dozens more were captured or wounded. Home to some 400,000 people, Eastern Ghouta has been under a crippling siege for the last five years. Residents in Douma, the largest town in eastern Ghouta, also reported indiscriminate shelling and airstrikes. The Observatory said it was not immediately clear who was behind the strikes. (more...)
BJP, Congress accuse each other of using Cambridge Analytica to influence elections BJP, Congress accuse each other of using Cambridge Analytica to influence elections
- March 21, 2018

The Congress alleged that it was the BJP which used the services of Cambridge Analytica's Indian partner Ovlene Business Intelligence (OBI) in previous elections. "Instead, the BJP used the services of the firm in Maharashtra and Jharkhand assembly elections of 2014 and the Delhi assembly elections of 2015", he added. (more...)
Asylum applications to European Union down by 50 pct in 2017, statistics say Asylum applications to European Union down by 50 pct in 2017, statistics say
- March 21, 2018

Thus, Russian nationals submitted the highest number of asylum applicants to the Polish authorities previous year - 2,120. Eurostat also noted that more than four in five - 82 percent - of first-time asylum seekers in the European Union in 2017 were less than 35-years-old. (more...)
United States and South Korea to resume joint military drills on April 1
- March 21, 2018

The United States and South Korea have halved the duration of annual joint military exercises next month in a concession to North Korea and a tacit acknowledgement that key talks are being planned between the three countries. Pyongyang has not yet confirmed Kim's intention to meet the U.S. president. The exercises are expected to resume April 1 at a scale similar to that of the previous years, Pentagon officials said in a statement released last night. (more...)
Senate Refuses Decision to End US Role in Yemen Senate Refuses Decision to End US Role in Yemen
- March 21, 2018

Bernie Sanders , I-Vt., that would have required the USA military to cease participation in operations in Yemen's years-long civil war. The Senate voted 55-44 against the resolution, which was introduced three weeks ago by Vermont Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and Senators Mike Lee and Chris Murphy to end American military assistance in the Saudi-led coalition's campaign against Houthi rebels. (more...)
Fox News military analyst says network makes him ashamed Fox News military analyst says network makes him ashamed
- March 21, 2018

A military analyst for Fox News has decided not to renew his contract, saying in a letter sent to network colleagues Tuesday (March 20) that he can not "in good conscience" continue to work with an entity he said "is now wittingly harming our system of government for profit", according to The New York Times, which obtained a copy of the letter. (more...)
Bruce Rauner wins Republican primary for governor Bruce Rauner wins Republican primary for governor
- March 21, 2018

Rauner , a wealthy private-equity investor, won the Republican nomination Tuesday over the insurgent candidacy of conservative state Rep. Jeanne Ives of Wheaton. The 61-year-old governor, a former venture capitalist serving in his first public office, took advantage of a national GOP wave four years ago to pull off a surprising victory in a state otherwise dominated by Democrats. (more...)
Cambridge Analytica used harvested data from 50 million Facebook profiles Cambridge Analytica used harvested data from 50 million Facebook profiles
- March 21, 2018

In a statement , the company's board said Nix's secretly recorded comments "do not represent the values or operations of the firm and his suspension reflects the seriousness with which we view this violation". It did not specify whether it would give access to its servers. Facebook says the data was legally obtained by Aleksander Kogan , a psychology professor at the University of Cambridge, through a personality prediction app called "thisisyourdigitallife", which used Facebook Login, ... (more...)
Trump not considering sacking Russian Federation probe chief - White House Trump not considering sacking Russian Federation probe chief - White House
- March 21, 2018

The Times reported in January that Trump backed down in June from his demand that Mueller be fired, after McGahn threatened to quit. For months, Trump's defense lawyer inside the White House, Ty Cobb, has downplayed Mueller's need for the President's testimony and the depth of the investigation. (more...)
Wall, rail project hold up spending bill Wall, rail project hold up spending bill
- March 21, 2018

An agreement could be announced as early as Tuesday. Also holding up the spending bill is an $11 billion Hudson River tunnel and rail project favored by Republicans and Democrats from NY and New Jersey. "There's unresolved issues and we're working them out", said Ryan. But he said DHS officials said there could be gaps in their work permits that were provided under an Obama-era protection program that Trump ended. (more...)
Railway Recruitment for 9500 RPF soon: Piyush Goyal Railway Recruitment for 9500 RPF soon: Piyush Goyal
- March 21, 2018

Most of the aspiring job applicants are of the demand to scrap the 20% upper limit for hiring. Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal informed that the protest was called off at 10.35 am. More than 4.5 million commuters were badly hit for the second consecutive day following a strike called on Monday by drivers of cab aggregators and app-based taxis that disrupted in Mumbaikars' schedules. (more...)
Vladimir Putin to become Russia's President for the historic fourth term Vladimir Putin to become Russia's President for the historic fourth term
- March 21, 2018

The election was such a foregone conclusion that Mr Putin gave only a perfunctory victory speech and said nothing about what he will do for his country. Hence, it could be estimated that Putin would remain in power till 2024. Asked directly if the Russian President was "a friend or a foe", Sanders dodged. (more...)

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