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OECD raises GDP forecast for Poland

While Mexican investments that have since been put on hold are expected to resume, more turbulence from a protectionist push can't be ruled out, according to the OECD economic outlook . For next year, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) revised down the growth forecast to 2.8 percent from 3 percent set seven month earlier. [Full Article...]

Existing climate efforts expected to keep US goals on track

Senator J Kalani English, the senate majority leader, who introduced SB 559 , said the state law will give lawmakers a "legal basis to continue adaption and mitigation strategies" for the state, "despite the Federal government's withdrawal from the treaty". [Full Article...]

Apple reveals new HomePod, iPad Pro and upgraded operating systems

The 21.5-inch models can now fit up to 32 GB of RAM, with up to 64 GB available on the 27-inch models. The MacBooks are likewise getting an upgrade to Kaby Lake , and will also get new SSDs that are 50 percent faster than the previous generation, the company said. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk Teases Tesla SUV, Sheds Light on Model 3 Production

Demand for Tesla's higher-end vehicle is likely to continue to soften, longer-term the company's profitability will likely underwhelm, and Tesla's other business lines won't move the profit needle within the next three years, if ever, wrote the analysts , led by Brad Erickson. [Full Article...]

First UN talks to save oceans kick off Monday

First UN talks to save oceans kick off Monday World leaders convene at United Nations headquarters next week for the first major bid to solve the toughest problems facing our oceans, from coral bleaching to plastic pollution, overfishing and rising seas due to climate change. "We must put aside short-term national gain to prevent long-term global catastrophe", he said while addressing his first major United Nations conference since taking... [Full Article...]

SpaceX recycling cargo ship for 2nd launch to space station

SpaceX recycling cargo ship for 2nd launch to space station CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP ) — SpaceX is on the verge of launching its first recycled cargo ship to the International Space Station . The Spaceflight Now Twitter page, said that the weather is currently a "no go" for the launch but updates continue to come in on the status of the launch. [Full Article...]

AMD releases 'Radeon Pro 500' Series graphics for iMac

On the back, Apple has added four ThunderBolt 3 connectors for ultra-high-end peripherals, and on the front is a 27-inch 5K display that ticks all the boxes when it comes to colour coverage, including the moviemaker-friendly DCI P3 colour gamut. [Full Article...]

Apple and Xiaomi share top spot for wearables

Apple and Xiaomi share top spot for wearables That's a virtual tie based on margin of error, it said. Earlier this year , Llamas said the wearables market is shifting and would enjoy a very strong 2017 thanks to the addition of cellular connectivity in wearable devices and a slew of new products on the market, including fashionable watches that resemble more classic wristwatches as opposed to high-tech devices. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Aims For Wireless VR On Console But Not At E3

It's not clear whether the trademark is related to a new game for Microsoft's Xbox One consoles, or even Project Scorpio itself. The design of the dev kit, according to him, is a response to feedback they received from developers before the launch of Xbox One. [Full Article...]

New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference

New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference But now, you can actually name those timers by simply saying " Alexa , set a chicken timer", or " Alexa , set a pasta timer". Not least because Amazon keeps boosting the Alexa AI's smarts with updates, which continuously brings fresh new functionality. [Full Article...]

Scientists say Antarctic shelf close to calving huge iceberg

Scientists say Antarctic shelf close to calving huge iceberg Scientists are concerned about the potential break because the rift has grown nearly 11 miles in just six days. Luckman said the loss leaves the entire shelf vulnerable to future break-ups. Calving events are normal, as NASA explained, but "calving that happens faster than a shelf can re-advance can mean trouble for an ice shelf". On its own, the huge ice cube would not add to sea level ri... [Full Article...]

India committed to Paris agreement: Harsh Vardhan

President Trump sided Thursday with the members of his administration who wanted the U.S.to withdraw from the Paris Agreement and against influential voices who wanted him to stay or renegotitate it from within. He hit back on Twitter when the White House tweeted Trump's Pittsburgh quote, saying that "it's now up to cities to lead" and follow the guidelines laid out in the Paris Agreement... [Full Article...]

Nintendo's Online Service For The Switch Is Delayed But Will Only

Nintendo's Online Service For The Switch Is Delayed But Will Only Nintendo has announced some pricing details on the online service that will go with the Switch console and is set to launch in 2018. The three titles specifically named as being part of this collection were Super Mario Bros. Microsoft and Sony, whose established services would at this point yield apples-to-oranges comparisons with Nintendo's , each offer online subscription plans for $59.... [Full Article...]

Mumbai unaffected by farmers' strike, claims Khot

Mumbai unaffected by farmers' strike, claims Khot Continuing their aggressive stance across Maharashtra - barring the coastal Konkan region - thousands of farmers resorted to different forms of agitation to highlight their demands on Friday. In many places, the agitators threw the confiscated vegetables and milk on the road. Such outbursts of rural discontent in Maharashtra and other states represent a challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi... [Full Article...]

Explosions, gunfire reported in Philippines

Gunfire and explosions have been heard near a hotel and casino complex close to the airport in the capital of the Philippines. The complex is near Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Police rushed to the Resorts World Manila complex after gunshots were heard at the complex, where smoke began billowing from an upper floor of the mall. [Full Article...]

Uber finance head Gautam Gupta quits; Jan-March loss narrows

Uber finance head Gautam Gupta quits; Jan-March loss narrows Uber is looking for a chief financial officer with experience at a public company as it considers its own initial public offering. Meanwhile, the company has been haemorrhaging senior executives since the beginning of the year. Revenue for Q1 2017 was up 18 percent over the previous quarter, as well, with the company raking in $3.4 billion in January, February, and March of 2016. [Full Article...]

LIGO detects gravitational waves for third time

LIGO detects gravitational waves for third time Some 3 billion light years away in space, two black holes merged into one with a mass about 48 times that of the sun. Those improvements, said Michael Landry , the lead scientist at LIGO's Hanford facility, included efforts to eliminate scattered light, and thus reduce noise, in the detectors at the Livingston interferometer. [Full Article...]

Trump won't move USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as promised

The Office of the White House Press Secretary said that the president has always been consistent about his intention to move the embassy to Jerusalem, and it was only a question of timing to go ahead with it. "This decision reiterates the seriousness of the USA administration in helping for making peace in the region", said Abu Rdineh, adding "the decision will certainly build up the bridges o... [Full Article...]

Mosquitoes in Godfrey test positive for West Nile virus

Mosquitoes in Godfrey test positive for West Nile virus There has been one confirmed and one probable human case of West Nile in Durham in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Although human cases of the virus often go unreported, past year 152 people contracted the virus resulting in five deaths. Various diseases are potentially lurking in the bite of pesky mosquitoes. "If this pattern continues over a long enough time it can bring evasive mosquitoes from ... [Full Article...]

Officer who shot Tamir Rice is fired in unrelated matter

Officer who shot Tamir Rice is fired in unrelated matter In Loehmann's case, he was sacked for rule violations during his job application process, "specifically, answers he had provided on his personal history statement", Cleveland police chief Calvin Williams said. Mandl told Garmback and Loehmann to investigate a report of a "guy with a gun" scaring people outside the center. Records made public by another police department where Loehmann wo... [Full Article...]


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