Google reported to stop working on Maven, its government-licensed AI tech

02 Jun, 2018

Bob Work, the former deputy secretary of defence who launched Project Maven a year ago, called Google's decision not to renew the contract "troubling" and anxious it could discourage others in Silicon Valley from working with the military on autonomous technologies that could assist in foreign conflicts and national defence.


Trump's teasing jobs report tweet raises questions

02 Jun, 2018

When contacted by CNBC for comment on the controversy, the White House argued that it was OK for Trump to push the job numbers since "he didn't put the numbers out". "This certainly was a no-no", Ari Fleischer , former press secretary to President George W. Bush, said in a tweet. The report is given to senior White House officials the day before its release but is usually closely protected.


Visa payment system hit by outage in Europe

02 Jun, 2018

Card users began reporting difficulty in using the cards Friday afternoon. Large queues have been sen forming outside Asda in Queensferry as people draw cash from ATM's. Can you advise on best route to resolution as this is causing me serious problems . "For that we can only apologise and we are working hard until we're able to resolve it".


Singapore Airlines to launch longest commercial flight in Oct

02 Jun, 2018

Flights between NY and Singapore are now operated using the double-decker Airbus A380 with a stopover in Frankfurt , Germany. The company has since phased those out of its fleet. In 2008, the aircraft was retrofitted to offer just 100 business class seats. Daily operations will commence from 18 October. Singapore now has 21 A350s in its fleet with 46 more on order, including seven of the ULR long-range version.


Euro sinks in Asian trade

02 Jun, 2018

Italian bonds rebounded, with the 10-year yield falling as much as 23 basis points as the country successfully passed a key test of appetite for its debt and populist leaders ruled out a last ditch bid to form a government . That puts inflation right at the European Central Bank's target of close to, but just below 2.0 percent. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index of stocks bounced after touching its lowest level since February Wednesday amid heightened fears Italy could leave the euro.


Treasurer responds to Amazon's block on Australian consumers

02 Jun, 2018

Previously, GST only applied to most goods and services sold in Australia , as well as imports worth more than A$1,000, giving companies that sold cheap imported goods an advantage over local suppliers. Amazon closing its global stores to Australians to avoid paying GST is disappointing but Treasurer Scott Morrison is promising there will be no exemptions.


Markets calmer on signs that Italy may avoid elections

01 Jun, 2018

Italy's anti-establishment political leaders Matteo Salvini and Luigi Di Maio met on Thursday for last-ditch talks to resurrect a coalition government and avert a new snap election, the prospect of which has rattled global markets. "And given an imminent Italian election may very well amount to a referendum on the euro, there is a flight to safety from European assets beyond the Italian borders", he said in a note, adding that European capital markets are "in chaos as it may end up ...


Starbucks closed nationwide for training

01 Jun, 2018

Employees called the police when the men refused to leave the Starbucks after asking to use the restroom without having purchased any drinks. Media captionStarbucks staff are getting "unconscious bias" training , but what is it? Alexis McGill Johnson, Perception's co-founder and executive director, says anti-bias training is about awareness.


Trump's tariffs will hurt US consumers, say aluminum and steel users

01 Jun, 2018

Earlier, in March, Trump had announced that U.S. would impose a 25 per cent tariff on imported steel and a 10 per cent tariff on imported aluminium for security interests. French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire has warned before the announcement that the European Union would take "all necessary measures" if the USA imposed the tariffs .


Govt slashes fuel prices by 1 paisa

31 May, 2018

Gandhi said the one paisa cut in petrol rates was not a "suitable response" to the fuel challenge he threw to the prime minister a few days ago. On Wednesday, Indian Oil Corporation had lowered petrol and diesel prices by 1 paisa per litre across the metros.


Pipeline assets will attract buyers if feds can complete expansion, experts say

31 May, 2018

However, the pipeline's nationalisation would open political risks for Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau . While the feds say they intend to sell the pipeline to another company, Ross expressed doubts as to whether that would, in fact, ever happen.


US slams EU, Canada and Mexico with steel, aluminum tariffs

31 May, 2018

And last week, he ordered an investigation into auto imports to the United States that could lead to 25-per-cent tariffs on cars and trucks, which would disproportionately hit Canada; about 80 per cent of Canadian-made vehicles are for the US market.


Where to get your Starbucks fix when stores close

30 May, 2018

The initiative comes after the highly controversial arrest of the two black men - Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson - in the Philadelphia Starbucks. "I think if the company wants to do this, kudos to them". Ifill said that Starbucks management received a version of the bias training this week. Social media and word-of-mouth chatter were getting more positive last week after plenty of negative buzz, according to Engagement Labs.


Federal Government to Buy Trans Mountain Pipeline for $4.5-Billion

30 May, 2018

The pipeline expansion is expected to triple the amount of Alberta oil transported to the west coast and to overseas markets. But British Columbia's social democratic government recently joined environmental activists' fight against the pipeline, provoking a trade row with Alberta and leading Kinder Morgan to temporarily halt its construction until the dispute was resolved.


FBI Warns About Hackers Infecting Routers to Collect Information

30 May, 2018

The FBI is warning that Russian hackers have infected routers, the device that brings internet to our homes and offices. The hackers have inserted malicious software, called VPN Filter, that could disable the routers and possibly steal information collected though them.


Service dog gives birth to puppies at Florida airport

29 May, 2018

Tampa Fire Rescue shared the sweet moments over social media. A passenger's service dog gave birth to eight puppies in the middle of the concourse. 'We're a full-service department!' The 2-year-old golden retriever, Eleanor Rigby, owner Diane Van Atter, and the puppies' father, Golden Nugget, were waiting to board an afternoon flight home to Philadelphia when the dog went into labor.


High gas prices for Memorial Day Weekend

29 May, 2018

While we may be paying more in fuel, Milani says they're not expecting gas to come anywhere near 2014 prices. An increase in the average price to more than $ 3 a gallon is nearly certain to occur by July 4. With almost two million more people taking to planes, trains, automobiles and other modes of transportation, global transportation analytics company INRIX expects travel delays on major roads could be more than three times longer than normal, AAA reports .


Trump to meet Abe before 'expected' Kim summit

29 May, 2018

But late on Friday, Trump tweeted: "We are having very productive talks with North Korea about reinstating the summit which, if it does happen, will likely remain in Singapore on the same date, June 12th, and, if necessary, will be extended beyond that date".


Fiat Chrysler tells 5.3M owners to stop using cruise control

26 May, 2018

Fiat Chrysler also said the vehicle could be stopped by shifting into neutral and braking. The Italian-American auto maker said no injuries or crashes were related to the large recall campaign. But the FCA issue, which stems from a potential short circuit, could keep cruise control on and could cause unexpected acceleration. 2017 Dodge Journey Crossroad Plus is pictured in this file photo.


Oil tumbles on shocking crude inventory build

26 May, 2018

Rising supply in the USA, where shale production is forecast to hit a record high in June, has limited the upward move in prices. OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo said the idea of increasing output came following a critical tweet from the United States President Donald Trump , who said last month that OPEC had "artificially" boosted oil prices.


Seahawks React To New NFL National Anthem Policy

25 May, 2018

In 2016, Then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the anthem as a protest against police brutality, and other players followed. "Our league continues to fall short on this issue". The gesture gained player followers during the 2016 season but a severe backlash during the 2017 campaign.


Freeman apologises as 8 accuse him of harassment

25 May, 2018

A new CNN expose details accounts from 16 people, eight of whom were reportedly victims, about incidents of inappropriate behaviour on the set of The Shawshank Redemption star's movies, on the promotional trail, and while working at his production company, Revelations Entertainment.


Jack Johnson: Trump pardons black heavyweight champion

25 May, 2018

Not to be confused with the Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman or the acoustic singer of the same name, Johnson was once deemed, by filmmaker Ken Burns, "the most notorious African-American on Earth". After initially fleeing to Europe, Johnson returned to America and spent one year in prison. Among those joining Trump for the announcement were actor Sylvester Stallone and several heavyweight boxing champions.


Trump Administration Considering 25 Percent Tariffs on Imported Vehicles

24 May, 2018

Trump has regularly complained that other countries impose higher tariffs on imported vehicles than the US does. The Wall Street Journal first reported Trump was mulling a so-called Section 232 investigation, citing industry officials briefed on the plan.


Thousands Came Together For Manchester Arena Bombing Anniversary

23 May, 2018

The school choir which accompanied Ariana Grande at the One Love Manchester benefit last summer (Jun17) were part of a massive city celebration on Tuesday (22May18). She included the bee emoji, which has always been a symbol of Manchester. On the altar stood 22 lit candles, made from the wax of thousands of candles left in the city's St.



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