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LG's 2018 TVs will have Google Assistant built in LG's 2018 TVs will have Google Assistant built in
- January 12, 2018

LG has today announced that it will introduce the ThinQ OLED and SUPER UHD TVs at the Consumer Electronics Show ( CES 2018 ). As of now, there is no word on price and the region-specific availability of the new ThinQ TV series, but the company is expected to announce more details at LG booth in the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show ( CES) 2018 (January 9-12), Las Vegas. (more...)
House speaker resigns, again, in midst of sexual harassment scandal House speaker resigns, again, in midst of sexual harassment scandal
- January 12, 2018

House Speaker Pro Tem David Osborne later ruled that the language was improperly drafted. Hoover admitted to exchanging sexually charged text messages with the woman, but denies sexually harassing or having sex with the woman. Republican Party of Kentucky chairman Mac Brown then issued a statement that "this has been a very hard and emotional time for all concerned". "This has been a very hard and emotional time for all concerned", Brown said. (more...)
Taoiseach concerned that abortion proposals 'go too far' Taoiseach concerned that abortion proposals 'go too far'
- January 12, 2018

I know other parties are going to do the same. There is concern among politicians that legalising abortion for all women would be a step too far, Leo Varadkar has said. Minister Donohoe said he believes the proposal made by the committee should be put to the people. "Obviously I don't wish to pre-empt any decision that will be taken by Government", he said. (more...)
In Senate bid announcement, Arizona congresswoman chastises DC Republicans with jarring statement In Senate bid announcement, Arizona congresswoman chastises DC Republicans with jarring statement
- January 12, 2018

McSally is joining the race to replace GOP Sen. But in a sign of how thoroughly Trump now dominates her party, McSally has been snuggling up to the 45th president in preparation for her Senate run. "Like in almost every other state facing a Senate election this cycle, the Arizona Republican primary will be nasty, expensive and very long", David Bergstein, a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spokesman said Friday in a written statement. (more...)
Early morning East Bay quake shakes Morgan Hill Early morning East Bay quake shakes Morgan Hill
- January 12, 2018

The quake had a preliminary depth of 8 miles (13 kilometers). Alert SF said there is no threat of a Tsunami and the California Office of Emergency Services said there were no reports of damage. You know, that inclination when it quits being somewhat fun and now you're concerned? But a video posted to Twitter showed products that had fallen from the shelves of a San Leandro Safeway store. (more...)
One Deputy Killed, Four Other Officers Injured in Denver Shooting One Deputy Killed, Four Other Officers Injured in Denver Shooting
- January 12, 2018

Reiterated Sheriff Spurlock, 'He worked for a great police department. Parrish is survived by his wife and two young children. A procession was held as the body of the deputy who was killed was taken from the hospital. "It was definitely on the dark side of the spectrum", University of Wyoming Police Chief Mike Samp said. As police, the community and the public at large wonder what led to yet another violent, tragic and senseless episode to infect itself. (more...)
India issues two-year audit ban on PwC for Satyam shortcomings India issues two-year audit ban on PwC for Satyam shortcomings
- January 12, 2018

In addition to barring PwC , Sebi has also ordered PwC and its two erstwhile partners who worked on the Satyam audit to pay Rs 130.9 million, along with interest at 12 per cent per annum from January 2009 on account of wrongful gains. "If auditing is not meant to detect a $1 billion fraud, I wonder what it is for". Out of this amount, over Rs13 crore was paid towards PW Bangalore for the audit of Satyam Computer Services as submitted by it, the regulator added. (more...)
Don't extinguish migrants' hopes, Pope says on World Day of Peace Don't extinguish migrants' hopes, Pope says on World Day of Peace
- January 12, 2018

It is important that everyone, civil institutions, educational, welfare and ecclesial realities are committed to ensuring refugees, migrants and everyone a future of peace. "Today, is it legitimate to keep nuclear arsenals as they are?" "It is precisely these people who are dedicated to the theme of the World Day of Peace that we celebrate today: "Migrants and refugees: men and women seeking peace", this is the motto of this Day". (more...)
Russia: Military bases in Syria attacked by drones Russia: Military bases in Syria attacked by drones
- January 12, 2018

State Department and director of the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, told VOA. The Defense Ministry said the solutions employed by the militants could have been obtained only from an industrialized country. Now Russia is adding that a unusual coincidence took place during the attack . In September, the three countries agreed to jointly monitor a fourth safe zone around Idlib province as part of the tripartite plan to ease the Syrian conflict that has claimed ... (more...)
Trade Relations: Macron Says China Will Order 184 Airbus Planes Trade Relations: Macron Says China Will Order 184 Airbus Planes
- January 12, 2018

Reuters says that the larger significance of the visit may be Macron's calls for European unity in dealmaking with China. It's not clear whether Airbus will also emerge with significant orders from China following the Macron trip, the report said. (more...)
Mormon Church Leader Thomas Monson Dies at 90 Mormon Church Leader Thomas Monson Dies at 90
- January 12, 2018

According to The Salt Lake Tribune , Thomas became a bishop at a Salt Lake City congregation with over 80 widows at age 22. He was a traditionalist that was known for strong storytelling, mostly about growing up in his native Salt Lake City and receiving visions from the Holy Spirit for his calling. (more...)
UIDAI will issue 16-digit virtual ID to secure Aadhaar privacy UIDAI will issue 16-digit virtual ID to secure Aadhaar privacy
- January 12, 2018

From June 1, 2018 it will be compulsory for all agencies that undertake authentication to accept the Virtual ID from their users. "I am clueless about how it is going to help or how it will work in rural areas", he said . So most people's Aadhaar numbers are probably available in the open. It will not be possible to find an Aadhaar number by using the Virtual ID . (more...)
Disaster alert from stricken oil tanker in East China Sea Disaster alert from stricken oil tanker in East China Sea
- January 12, 2018

Cleanup and rescue ships have faced toxic fumes, rain and windy conditions as they scrambled to find survivors and avoid a massive oil slick since Saturday's incident. The ship remains at risk of exploding and sinking due to spilled oil as the fire raged for a fifth day, the Ministry of Transportation said in a statement on Thursday. (more...)
APTOPIX Switzerland Avalanche Risk
- January 12, 2018

Helicopters are transporting people to and from the mountain, though no evacuation order has been announced. "The persons in charge are working with high pressure ", a statement said on Zermatt's official website as tourists and locals bedded in for another night in the resort. (more...)
Varnika Kundu stalking case: Barala gets bail from HC Varnika Kundu stalking case: Barala gets bail from HC
- January 12, 2018

The cross-questioning of IAS officer V S 's daughter revealed her auto had broken down a day before the incident, on August 3, and she was dropped the next day in Sector 8 to pick up her vehicle at 11.15pm, more than an hour before Barala and his friend Ashish allegedly began to chase her in their auto. (more...)
Saudi Air Defense Unit Intercepts Another Houthi Ballistic Missile Saudi Air Defense Unit Intercepts Another Houthi Ballistic Missile
- January 12, 2018

Tribesmen loyal to the Houthi movement hold their weapons as they attend a gathering to mark 1000 days of the Saudi-led military intervention in the Yemeni conflict, in Sanaa, Yemen December 21, 2017. Despite Saudi coalition attacks to get the Yemen's Air Defense System out of service, the unit continues to be operational and now is able to destroy enemy military aircrafts. (more...)
Logan Paul controversy highlights the recklessness of online celebrities Logan Paul controversy highlights the recklessness of online celebrities
- January 12, 2018

Paul has since apologised twice; once on Twitter , where he said he was trying to make a "positive ripple on the internet" and again on video, describing the incident as a "continuous lapse in judgement". Paul appeared humbled in his newest apology - nothing like the young man who became a YouTube sensation by doing just about anything for laughs. Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul was one of a number of people to criticise the video , messaging Paul on Twitter , "You disgust me". (more...)
DEP shuts down construction on Mariner East Two pipeline DEP shuts down construction on Mariner East Two pipeline
- January 12, 2018

Sunoco violated its permits, using unauthorized drilling methods that leaked nontoxic drilling fluid into trout streams and water wells across the state, according to the DEP. Now, it's ordered the company to come up with a plan to fix the problems that have plagued the $2.5 billion pipeline that's slated to run through Dauphin, Cumberland, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, York and Berks counties. (more...)
Trump blasts Democrats in advance of immigration meeting Trump blasts Democrats in advance of immigration meeting
- January 12, 2018

Democrats view it as a government responsibility and expense, while Trump and many Republicans believe a relatively modest amount of federal money can leverage mostly private investment. Expectations for President Donald Trump's tenure in the White House illustrate the partisan divide in U.S. politics, with Democratic expectations of impeachment and Republican expectations of Trump winning a second term in the 2020 elections, according to a poll by Rasmussen Reports on Wednesday. (more...)
China demolishes second church as fears of crackdown against Christianity grow China demolishes second church as fears of crackdown against Christianity grow
- January 12, 2018

ChinaAid said that the building was built by the married evangelists Wang Xiaoguang and Yang Rongli with almost $3 million in contributions from local Christians, but that it had never been registered with the authorities, a legal requirement. (more...)

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