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Ban on polluting 'microbeads' enters into force in Britain

Ban on polluting 'microbeads' enters into force in Britain However, green groups remain concerned that many non "rinse-off" cosmetic products and textiles continue to contain microbeads and threads that are polluting marine environments. "With [BBC One programme] Blue Planet II awakening public horror at what plastic pollution is doing to whales and other wildlife, and the current crisis created by China's refusal to take all but the UK's best quality... [Full Article...]

TCL Make Hisense Look Second Rate AT CES 2018

TCL Make Hisense Look Second Rate AT CES 2018 TCL announced its much anticipated suite of new products at the 2018 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). "We're doubling down on our partnership with Roku to offer our customers an easy way to add premium sound and enhanced functionality to a TCL Roku TV", Larson added. [Full Article...]

Brooklyn Assemblywoman Indicted on Fraud Charges

Brooklyn Assemblywoman Indicted on Fraud Charges Not only was Harris accused of stealing from the government, she reportedly stole almost $25,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), that was responsible for helping NY and New Jersey rebuild after Hurricane Sandy hit the states hard in 2012. [Full Article...]

Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world

Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world According to a report published by Bloomberg's billionaire index , Jeff Bezos has assumed the title of world's richest person, having amassed a net worth of over $105 billion. But he has given much of that away. Gates net worth would have been far more if he had not given out nearly 700 million shares of Microsoft , worth $61.8 billion at today's value, as well as $2.9 billion in cash to c... [Full Article...]

Kodak announces its own cryptocurrency and watches stock price skyrocket

Kodak announces its own cryptocurrency and watches stock price skyrocket Kodak's image-rights project, which it developed in partnership with the blockchain development company Wenn Digital, will use a new cryptocurrency called KodakCoin . The KODAKOne system will constantly crawl the web in order to find instances of registered images being used without the proper license. "But for photographers who've long struggled to assert control over their work and how it's... [Full Article...]

Takata recalls 3.3 million air bags

Takata recalls 3.3 million air bags The biggest automotive recall in United States history is being broadened once again by Takata, the Detroit Free Press revealed. Forbes goes on to report that nearly two-thirds, or 31.5 million US vehicles affected have not been repaired as of mid-September, according to an independent report released in November. [Full Article...]

Morrisons reports sales jump for Christmas and New Year's period

Morrisons reports sales jump for Christmas and New Year's period For the ten weeks to 7 January 2018, group like-for-like (LFL) sales excluding fuel were up 2.8 per cent, with retail growth of 2.1 per cent and wholesale growth of 0.7 per cent. "Helping the FTSE out was a giddy Morrisons, which broke the Debenhams-then-Mothercare double whammy of truly bad post-Christmas updates with a rather impressive statement of its own", said Connor Campbell, financial anal... [Full Article...]

New Business Risk: Have You Patched Flaws in Your Microprocessor Chips?

VMWare also issued its own advisory. The cause of the new public relations crisis is the disclosure last week of two new ways to filch data from the microprocessors inside almost all of the world's computers; they are known as Meltdown and Spectre . [Full Article...]

Kapil Mohan, the creator of 'Old Monk' rum, dies at 88

Kapil Mohan, the creator of 'Old Monk' rum, dies at 88 Mohan had launched Old Monk in December 1954 and since then, the rum, produced in Ghaziabad, had ruled the rum charts the world over until McDowell's managed to trump it. I will not, and as long as I am in this chair, we will not (advertise). The slide in Mohan Meakin's fortunes coincided with the rise of Chadha. He is also said to have maintained the traditional ways of making liquor, which... [Full Article...]

Pakistan attacks United States for cutting military aid

Pakistan attacks United States for cutting military aid Corker has previously blocked foreign military financing for Pakistan until the country takes sufficient action against the Haqqanis. USA aid suspension was announced days after Trump tweeted that United States had foolishly given Pakistan $33 billion in aid over 15 years and were rewarded with "nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools". [Full Article...]

Guillermo Del Toro And His Monsters Offer Thanks For Golden Globes Win

Guillermo Del Toro And His Monsters Offer Thanks For Golden Globes Win January 8, 2018: Donald Trump may be pushing hard for a wall between Mexico and the U.S., but a Mexican-born director , known for his dark fantasy pieces, last night walked away with the Golden Globe for best director . "Once with Devil's Backbone , once with Pan's Labyrinth and now with Shape of Water ". "These things are biographies and they are life". Del Toro won for Best Director for ... [Full Article...]

As Trump Enjoys 'Executive Time,' GOP Minions Relentless in 'Wrecking of America'

As Trump Enjoys 'Executive Time,' GOP Minions Relentless in 'Wrecking of America' In the nascent stages of his presidency, Trump's days would begin earlier and end later, but he reportedly didn't like that schedule and pushed to start later and end earlier. George W. Bush typically arrived in the Oval by 6:45 a.m., and Barack Obama worked out in the morning before arriving at the Oval between 9 and 10 a.m., according to a former senior aide. [Full Article...]

Cryptocurrency Markets Tank After Signs China Could Push Out Miners

Cryptocurrency Markets Tank After Signs China Could Push Out Miners The coin experienced a 30 percent drop in value and lost $20 billion of its market cap in an instant. Cryptocurrency listings, especially for the world's top 10 most-traded coins on www.coinmarketcap.com , were a sea of red. The head of South Korea's Financial Services also said it had drafted regulation that was under consideration in the country's National Assembly. Already some tax autho... [Full Article...]

All-electric concept vehicle to debut at CES 2018

All-electric concept vehicle to debut at CES 2018 A compact SUV that's fully electric, it's been designed with aerodynamic slipperiness in mind, though also serves as a test bed for some of Kia's other technologies in progress. Woong-cheol Yang, Hyundai-Kia's head of research and development, in a release. "The production version will look a little different, because with this auto we wanted to explore ideas you can't do on a production model". [Full Article...]

JLR sells record 621109 vehicles in 2017

JLR sells record 621109 vehicles in 2017 Retail sales in December were up in overseas markets (19.0%) and in China (12.6%) but down in the United Kingdom (15.8%), U.S. (9.2%) and Europe (4.6%), reflecting weaker market conditions in the United Kingdom and to a lesser extent the USA, the statement said. [Full Article...]

Weather will warm up this week, rain to continue in Williamson County

Weather will warm up this week, rain to continue in Williamson County North, northwest wind 5 to 9 miles per hour becoming light north, northeast in the afternoon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. High near 41. Windy, with a west wind 35 to 40 miles per hour decreasing to 25 to 30 miles per hour in the morning. [Full Article...]

Girl Scout cookie season is underway

Girl Scout cookie season is underway Consumers can now help fuel transformative leadership experiences and build the next generation of entrepreneurs by purchasing Girl Scout S'mores and classic favorites like Thin Mints®and Caramel deLites. "And when Girl Scouts of any age set a goal, nothing can stop them!" The espresso beverage includes tastes of graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows and was inspired by their S'mores, last... [Full Article...]

No Pants Subway riders courageous record-breaking cold in Philly

No Pants Subway riders courageous record-breaking cold in Philly On Sunday, January 7th, 2018 thousands of people took off their trousers on subways in cities around the world. "I don't like trousers anyway", said Deli Meehan, who was rocking classic briefs. The event is organized by the group Improv Everywhere , which says its goal is to cause "scenes of chaos and joy in public places". From there they went to an after-party which was also celebrated in the... [Full Article...]

Big Baller Brand Receives "F" Rating From Better Business Bureau

Big Baller Brand Receives The Better Business Bureau , a non-profit organization that helps consumers settle disputes with companies and warns about potentially bad-faith actors, has given the Big Baller Brand a failing grade for its interactions with customers. When it comes to ordering any merchandise from Big Baller Brand, the new motto is: buyer beware. I have been waiting 6 weeks now, and when I asked why it was taki... [Full Article...]

FERC Nixes Perry's Plan To Pay Coal, Nuke Plants

FERC Nixes Perry's Plan To Pay Coal, Nuke Plants The Trump administration's plan, outlined last fall by Energy Secretary Rick Perry , was opposed by an unusual coalition of business and environmental groups that frequently disagree with each other. "What is not debatable is that a diverse fuel supply, especially with onsite fuel capability, plays an essential role in providing Americans with reliable, resilient and affordable electricity, par... [Full Article...]


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