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European court: Russian 'gay propaganda' law encourages homophobia

European court: Russian 'gay propaganda' law encourages homophobia Petersburg, a children's library in Arkhangelsk, and a school in Ryazan. It was adopted in 2013, outlawing "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships" among people under 18. "I haven't seen the wording [of the judgement] yet, so I can not comment on it", the Russian presidential spokesman told reporters in Moscow , as cited by state-run news agency TASS. [Full Article...]

Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash Data Acquired by NTSB Is Now Public

That means the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is the only institution that is still looking into the matter, and even though the investigation is still ongoing, it has released all the data it has gathered so far. On a scale of autonomy, used by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, Autopilot ranks low; on a scale from 0 to 5, with 0 representing no autonomous capability,... [Full Article...]

We will render operators of electricity generating sets "jobless" - Osinbajo

We will render operators of electricity generating sets Bloomberg New Energy Finance is out with its New Energy Outlook , the annual assessment of the changing energy sector. Evaluation of a proposal for reliable low-priced grid power with 100% wind, water and solar is not the work of a fossil fuel or nuclear front-group, either. [Full Article...]

Aussies headline on Queen's day of shocks

Thompson had lost in the second round of qualifying on Sunday to Frenchman Jeremy Chardy but he was thrust back into the main draw after Bedene, the British number four, pulled out with a wrist problem on Tuesday morning. For his part, Murray also recognised the quality of his opponent. "He played better than me". No.2-seeded Stan Wawrinka and No.3-seeded Milos Raonic each fell. [Full Article...]

NASA telescope finds 10 more planets that could have life

More than 200 new planet candidates have been discovered by NASA's Kepler space telescope. "We like to think of this study as classifying planets in the same way that biologists identify new species of animals ", said Benjamin Fulton, doctoral candidate at the University of Hawaii and lead author of a study about the updated Kepler catalogue. [Full Article...]

South Korea vows to move away from nuclear power

South Korea vows to move away from nuclear power Moon Jae In announced he had scrapped plans to build more nuclear power plants, ending decades of reliance on the controversial energy source. "We will end the nuclear-oriented power generation plan and pave the way for a nuclear-free era", Moon said at an event marking the closure of the Kori No.1 nuclear reactor in Busan, some 300 kms (186 miles) southeast of Seoul . [Full Article...]

Pokemon Go's next big thing is an overhaul for gyms

Pokemon Go's next big thing is an overhaul for gyms Pokemon gym defender motivation system - Pokemon that you place in a gym will now become demotivated as time passes, which reduces their CP and ultimately makes them easier to take down. A raid boss will be a powerful, giant Pokemon with CP in the tens of thousands. So, if Pokemon Go is your summer game, things are looking up thanks to this update. [Full Article...]

NASA's Kepler mission finds 10 Earth-size exoplanets, 209 others

Nasa has announced the discovery of 219 new suspected planets outside our solar system. The Kepler space telescope closes out its original four-year mission with over 200 new finds, including 10 newfound rocky, potentially life-bearing alien worlds, one of which could end up being a near-twin of Earth. [Full Article...]

Details on Obamacare replacement bill shouldn't be secret

Details on Obamacare replacement bill shouldn't be secret North Country Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, supported the bill and helped the AHCA clear the House of Representatives, where it now faces opposition from NY senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. The House had "vigorous and robust debate", but reports reveal McConnell simply wants to ram the bill through with no hearings or discussion. According to CNN , the first roun... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court puts hold on redrawing WI districts

Supreme Court puts hold on redrawing WI districts A dispute over Wisconsin's Republican-drawn boundaries for the state legislature offers Democrats some hope of cutting into GOP electoral majorities across the United States. Republicans in OH and Pennsylvania have done the reverse, concentrating urban voters in a few heavily Democratic districts. In the past, the Supreme Court has struck down racial gerrymandering as unconstitutional, but... [Full Article...]

Portugal hoping Ronaldo can continue his good form in Russia

The 32-year-old Portugal worldwide is coming into the Confederations Cup in form and on a high having led Real Madrid to a La Liga and Champions League double last season, but Mexico won't have a specific man-marker for Ronaldo. He has denied any wrongdoing. Portugal arrived in Russian Federation as one of the title favorites, and also with a unique chance to show that last year's Eu... [Full Article...]

Atari Confirms New Game Console In Development

Atari Confirms New Game Console In Development Many suspected this teaser might be fake after it originally landed on a website unaffiliated with Atari , but has since made its way to the company's official YouTube channel and has been confirmed by Chesnais to be true. That machine seems to be pretty much everything you could ask for from this type of console. Brand licensing has also been more of a priority, with the Atari name planned for... [Full Article...]

New Delhi woman sues Uber, says execs portrayed her as liar

New Delhi woman sues Uber, says execs portrayed her as liar He then went on to show the victim's records to other Uber executives, including CEO Travis Kalanick . " Jane Doe " filed a lawsuit against Uber CEO Travis Kalanick , former executive Eric Alexander , and Emil Michael on grounds of privacy breaches and character defamation. [Full Article...]

New Volkswagen Polo goes official

New Volkswagen Polo goes official Volkswagen boasts that the new Polo has a vast array of personalisation options. Among the engines is a new 150hp 1.5-litre petrol, seen first in the Golf , and a powerful 200hp 2.0-litre petrol exclusive to the GTI model. The decision to dispense with the three-door bodystyle, which has traditionally accounted for over 30 per cent of worldwide sales, comes on the back of slowing sales and fol... [Full Article...]

Nintendo appears to be making a second comeback in video game consoles

Nintendo appears to be making a second comeback in video game consoles EB Games is saying that it's a limited item, so we'd recommend getting your pre-order in in the near future just in-case. During Nintendo's E3 Treehouse live stream , it confirmed that there is two player cooperative multiplayer in Super Mario Odyssey . [Full Article...]

Microsoft Revealed New Details About the Xbox Game Pass Service at E3

As part of a recent Xbox Daily broadcast from E3 2017 Xbox senior product manager Dennis Ceccarelli emphasized the company's efforts to provide a "great mix of games", noting that at least five new titles will hit the catalog at the beginning of every month (via Eurogamer ). [Full Article...]

Everton complete Jordan Pickford signing for club record fee

Everton complete Jordan Pickford signing for club record fee Pickford excelled for the Black Cats last season and was shortlisted for the PFA Young Player of the Year award. Jordan Pickford has completed his transfer to Everton , sparking a mixed reaction from Arsenal fans on social media. [Full Article...]

London fire death toll at 17; 'miracle' if anymore survivors

London fire death toll at 17; 'miracle' if anymore survivors London police commander Stuart Cundy told reporters that the number was expected to rise and firefighters have said they did not expect to find any more survivors after rescuing 65 from the inferno. Prime Minister Theresa May visited the scene on Thursday morning after promising a "proper investigation" amid growing concerns about how the fire could have spread so rapidly. [Full Article...]

Nintendo Announces Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions At E3

Nintendo Announces Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions At E3 This remake looks remarkably similar to the original title in terms of general design, but Nintendo has widely made a decision to update the game's original visuals without severely altering its timeless pixel art style. You can check out the trailer above and the description below! Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (man, that title is a chore) marches on 3DS on October 6. [Full Article...]

Uber CEO could have to take a leave of absence

J. William Gurley and David Bonderman, two independent board members, are said to already be anxious about Kalanick's management. Still, it's not hard to connect a leave of absence to the investigation as well. Uber remains the dominant company in the growing car-hailing sector. "When I joined Uber, the organization I was part of was over 25% women". Kalanick came under fire earlier this y... [Full Article...]


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