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Met office warns rain, sleet and snow likely to turn to ice

Met office warns rain, sleet and snow likely to turn to ice Mr Yousaf thanked members of the public for helping roads teams with the "difficult period" but advised people to monitor travel updates and plan journeys ahead. First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon said the Scottish Government is alerting business groups and urging employers to be flexible. Saturday will see a similar warning in place just after midnight until 11pm covering much of Scotl... [Full Article...]

OnePlus Says Hack Exposed Credit Cards Of Up To 40000 Customers

OnePlus Says Hack Exposed Credit Cards Of Up To 40000 Customers Credit card info (card numbers, expiry dates and security codes) entered at oneplus .net during this period may be compromised. Although, the security breach will certainly impact on the reputation of the company yet OnePlus is applying several remedies to get out of the situation. [Full Article...]

Facebook to prioritize news from 'high quality' and 'trustworthy' sources

Facebook to prioritize news from 'high quality' and 'trustworthy' sources Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced Friday, via Facebook post , that it is reshaping the method for selecting news to show in its News Feed to prioritise three factors: Whether the news is considered " trustworthy ", whether it is " informative ", and whether it is relevant to user's local community . [Full Article...]

Amazon boosts monthly Prime membership fees by 20 percent

Amazon boosts monthly Prime membership fees by 20 percent If you're a monthly Amazon Prime subscriber, prepare to pay more. That's an 18% hike from the previous price of $10.99. The $2 price hike will bring the total annual cost to $156 instead of $132, a $24 increase. The increase will impact Amazon's student pricing as well. IBD'S TAKE: Amazon has been a big victor, with the stock up 62% in the past 12 months. [Full Article...]

Hong Kong activists jailed for role in 2014 protests

Hong Kong activists jailed for role in 2014 protests Wong and 19 other demonstrators were found guilty of criminal contempt of court because they refused to obey a court injunction order to leave a protest zone in late November of that year. The pair were also denied bail, as Chan said the court did not have the jurisdiction to do so. Raphael Wong Ho-ming, vice-chairman of the League of Social Democrats, was sentenced to four-and-a-half months i... [Full Article...]

News 12 anchor in Hawaii when ballistic missile scare occurred

News 12 anchor in Hawaii when ballistic missile scare occurred It said the government was telling people to evacuate and take shelter . The broadcaster apologized for the error , adding "the news alert sent earlier about NK missile was a mistake". Last September, television viewers in California's Orange County were confronted with two weird emergency alerts that included a female voice warning of an impending apocalypse. [Full Article...]

Airbus Posts Record Deliveries in 2017, Announces 2018 Price List

Airbus Posts Record Deliveries in 2017, Announces 2018 Price List Boeing said last week it had delivered 763 completed commercial aircrafts. Planemaking chief Fabrice Bregier said engine supplier Pratt & Whitney had turned the corner on delays that had disrupted single-aisle aircraft output, and predicted close to 800 deliveries in 2018. [Full Article...]

'All in': Ford pledges to more than double green vehicle investment

'All in': Ford pledges to more than double green vehicle investment His deputy James Hackett vowed to cut costs and eliminate some of the cars in the series to redirect the company's future to pickup, SUV and electric vehicles. Now it looks as if the Mach 1 will represent Ford's assault on the Tesla Model X in 2020 as part of Ford's plan of "electrifying the iconic nameplates". [Full Article...]

Uber has used tool to evade police during foreign raids

Uber has used tool to evade police during foreign raids When investigators came knocking on Uber's overseas offices with warrants, managers were trained to call a certain phone number, the report says. Uber has been using a secret tool known as "Ripley" to hide incriminating data from police, according to a report from Bloomberg . [Full Article...]

Carillion could enter administration on Monday unless United Kingdom backs rescue

Carillion could enter administration on Monday unless United Kingdom backs rescue Carillion , which was founded in the late 1990s as a spin-off from building giant Tarmac, also operates in Canada, the Middle East and the Caribbean. A TPR spokesperson declined to confirm or deny it was attending any such meetings, but said: "We have been and remain closely involved in discussions with Carillion and the trustees of the pension schemes as this situation has unfolded". [Full Article...]

SpaceX postpones 'static test' fire of Falcon Heavy engines

SpaceX postpones 'static test' fire of Falcon Heavy engines Musk has said BFR could be used for missions ranging from taking satellites to low-Earth orbit to colonizing Mars . The company doesn't anticipate any impact on its upcoming launch schedule, including a Falcon 9 mission in three weeks. "If we're talking about expanding exploration, it will be good to have more capabilities", said Olga Bannova, research associate professor and director of the spa... [Full Article...]

Kenya Airways to launch first United States services in October 2018

Kenya Airways to launch first United States services in October 2018 Kenya Airways flight will be the fastest connection from East Africa to NY, with 15 hours duration eastbound and 14 hours westbound and will be operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. It will land in NY the next day at 6.30 AM. "The ultra-long-haul flight, unique to Kenya Airways network, will require 4 Pilots and 12 Flight attendants as well as 85 tons of fuel each way, making it an exceptional op... [Full Article...]

Ripple (XRP) and MoneyGram (NASDAQ: $MGI) Partner to Modernize Payments

Ripple (XRP) and MoneyGram (NASDAQ: $MGI) Partner to Modernize Payments The companies announced Thursday that MoneyGram will test XRP in payment flows through xRapid , Ripple's on-demand liquidity service. XRP allows banks and payment companies to send money quickly, no matter the location. In November 2017, American Express also launched an instant blockchain-based payment system using Ripple . While huge, the market is kept laggin by the need to use pr... [Full Article...]

Tesco shares plunge despite Christmas sales growth

Tesco shares plunge despite Christmas sales growth Gains in the FTSE 100 , however, remain capped, with retailers weighing on the index following disappointing results by Tesco (LON: TSCO ) and Marks & Spencer (LON:MKS). Market research this week had identified Tesco as a festive victor, but the group said lower sales of general merchandise and the collapse of a tobacco supplier cast a shadow over a record week of trading before Dec (Shanghai... [Full Article...]

New York Dem Charged With Stealing Hurricane Relief Funds

New York Dem Charged With Stealing Hurricane Relief Funds Harris, a 57-year-old Brooklyn Democrat, submitted fake documents to the Build it Back program, New York City's Sandy-recovery initiative, falsely claiming her home was damaged in the October 2012 storm. To get CIGG's operations subsidized by the city, according to the indictment, Harris billed her nonprofit as a mentorship program that connected teens and young adults living in Coney Island to ... [Full Article...]

Ford picks Britain to build diesel engines for best-selling U.S. pick-ups

Ford picks Britain to build diesel engines for best-selling U.S. pick-ups That makes sure the F-150 makes the most of its low-rpm torque, for instance. In 2014, Ford approved development of a hybrid F-150, which analysts assume will come to market regardless of any Trump Administration efforts to roll back current fuel-economy targets. [Full Article...]

Volkswagen Creating All-Electric, Nvidia AI-Powered Retro Camper Van

Volkswagen Creating All-Electric, Nvidia AI-Powered Retro Camper Van Working with NVIDIA , the leader in AI technology, enables us to take a big step into the future". The new DRIVE AI platform focuses on putting augmented reality into vehicles to enhance and transform the driving experience, according to Nvidia . [Full Article...]

United Airlines makes emergency landing after passenger smears poop all over bathrooms

United Airlines makes emergency landing after passenger smears poop all over bathrooms United Airlines flight 895 from Chicago to Hong Kong was forced to make a pit stop in Alaska, diverting to Ted Stevens International Airport , on Thursday night. Passengers were put up in hotels and the airline was working to get them to their destinations, the statement said. Holler, and was being taken to Providence Hospital for a mental health evaluation. [Full Article...]

Natural disaster rocks San Francisco Bay Area

Natural disaster rocks San Francisco Bay Area On average, the fault produces a large natural disaster every 160 years, with a margin of error of about 80 years. No damage or injuries were immediately recorded. The last major quake along the Hayward fault happened in October of 1868, when a magnitude 6.8 hit the San Francisco Bay region, making it the most destructive natural disaster in the state's history. [Full Article...]

Computer outage hits US Customs systems, causes night-long delays at airports

Computer outage hits US Customs systems, causes night-long delays at airports Customs and Border Protection applications on Monday night, authorities said. Operations at other major airports , including John F. Kennedy in NY and Fort Worth International in Dallas, were also impacted. No indication the disruption was malicious in nature. However, holidaymakers used social media to complain about severe delays. "The machines for customs and border patrol aren't working, ... [Full Article...]


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