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16/07/2019

Algeria into Nations Cup final

Mahrez strike sinks Nigeria CAIRO, July 15, (RTRS): Algeria forward Riyad Mahrez’s stunning free kick in stoppage time gave Algeria a 2-1 win over Nigeria in a tense Africa Cup of Nations semifinal played in a volatile atmosphere. It was a goal from the moment it left Mahrez’s left foot as he stepped up and bent his shot into the far corner to leave goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi helpless and send Algeria to their first final since 1990 – the only time they won the tournament. Algeria, who face Senegal in Friday’s final, dominated the first half and should have had...

Stunning Apple iPhone details emerge showing off exciting, breakthrough design

For those looking to upgrade to the 2019 iPhones, we sincerely urge you to wait a bit. The Apple iPhone 11 series will be quite disappointing but it will lay the groundwork for Apple’s 2020 iPhones and one of which is going to be an absolutely revolutionary device. As per a report note from JP Morgan, China Times have gained access to a presentation by multinational investment bank Credit Suisse. This note reveals Apple’s plans for a very futuristic iPhone, more so than we have ever thought possible. This upcoming iPhone has the capability to be the best and most...

Sensex jumps over 100 points; bank stocks rise

Mumbai: Domestic equity benchmark BSE Sensex jumped over 100 points in early trade on Tuesday driven by gains in banking stocks, amid mixed cues from global markets. The 30-share index was trading 104.83 points, or 0.27 per cent, higher at 39,001.54 at 0945 hours. Similarly, the broader Nifty rose 29.25 points, or 0.25 per cent, to 11,617.60. Top gainers in the Sensex pack included Tata Motors, Vedanta, NTPC, PowerGrid, ICICI Bank, SBI and Axis Bank, rising up to 1.65 per cent. On the other hand, TCS, Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj Auto, M&M, TechM, HCL Tech and Kotak Bank fell up to...

16/07/2019

These UAE jobs are offering up to Dh20,000 salary

UAE employers are planning a net expansion in headcount during 2019, with an increasing share of the new jobs being filled by Asian professionals, citing the lower salary expectations of these candidates as the primary reason, says a new survey. (Check out the latest UAE jobs here) According to a report published in Khaleej Times on March 6, 2019, a survey by online recruitment firm GulfTalent revealed a 9 per cent growth in UAE's employment sector in 2019. This is based on the finding that 36 per cent of all surveyed companies plan to increase headcount this year, against 27...

Rupee opens 5 paise down at 68.59 against dollar

Mumbai: The rupee depreciated marginally by 5 paise to 68.59 against the US dollar in early trade on Tuesday as the country's exports entered the negative zone after a gap of eight months. At the interbank forex market, the rupee opened weak at 68.59 registering a decline of 5 paise over its last close. The local currency however pared the initial loss and was trading at 68.55 at 0945 hrs. The rupee had settled at 68.54 against the US dollar on Monday. Forex traders said weak trade data, foreign fund outflows and rising crude oil prices weighed on the domestic...
16/07/2019

Bali Earthquake Forces Hotel Evacuations

Bali Earthquake Forces Hotel Evacuations>> The New York Times An Indonesian soldier looks at a Hindu temple damaged following an earthquake in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, July 16, 2019 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Nyoman Budhiana/ via REUTERS A strong undersea earthquake shook the resort island of Bali, Indonesia, on Tuesday, forcing tourists to leave their hotels as a precaution. The magnitude 6.1 quake followed days of seismic activity in the region, including a powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake Sunday that killed at least two people in a sparsely populated area of eastern Indonesia. That quake displaced 2,000 people...


16/07/2019

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 16, the 197th day of 2019. There are 168 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy on the first manned mission to the surface of the moon. On this date: In 1790, a site along the Potomac River was designated the permanent seat of the United States government; the area became Washington, D.C. In 1911, actress-dancer Ginger Rogers was born Virginia Katherine McMath in Independence, Mo. In 1945, the United States exploded its first experimental atomic bomb in the desert...
16/07/2019

New Zealand Coach Gary Stead Wants Rules Review After "Hollow" World Cup Final

New Zealand coach Gary Stead has called for the World Cup's rules to be overhauled, labelling the showpiece final "hollow" after England defeated New Zealand on a technicality. The teams could not be separated at the end of both regular play and a Super Over shootout, so England were handed victory because they had a superior boundary count. "It's a very, very hollow feeling that you can play 100 overs and score the same amount of runs and still lose the game, but that's the technicalities of sport," Stead told reporters in remarks released by New Zealand Cricket on Tuesday.He...

Social media companies addressed to handle deepfake content

US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff on Monday pressed major social media companies on how they plan to handle the threat of deepfake images and videos on their platforms ahead of the 2020 elections. The Democratic congressman wrote letters to the chief executives of Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc and Google, which owns YouTube, asking about the companies’ formal policies on deepfakes and their research into technologies to detect the doctored content. Deepfakes use machine learning to manipulate source material and create hyperrealistic content where a person - such as a political candidate - appears to say or...
16/07/2019

AP Top Entertainment News at 12:26 a.m. EDT

Austin Butler to star as Elvis in Baz Luhrmann-helmed biopic Young 'Lion King' actors had Beyoncé-size shoes to fill Diddy's 'Making the Band' officially coming back to TV Australian model sentenced for airline flight disturbance R. Kelly expected to appear for court hearing Tuesday Fox 2000 chief joins Sony after being jettisoned by Disney State investigating Wally Lamb's inmate writing program Oliver Stone writing memoir, scheduled for 2020 Sen. Chris Murphy writing book on gun violence Scarlett Johansson: Comments on diversity were misconstrued

Google accused of plagiarizing a digital ad technology

Alphabet Inc’s Google LLC was hit on Monday with a US lawsuit alleging it copied a smaller firm’s patented digital advertising technology. Impact Engine Inc filed the complaint in federal court in San Diego, California, alleging various Google online advertising platforms, including Google Ads and Google AdSense, infringed on six patents. The allegedly violated patents, granted to San Diego-based Impact Engine between 2011 and 2018, relate to so-called “programmatic creative” technology for rapidly producing and customising online advertisements. Google did not immediately comment on the case. According to the complaint, between 2005 and 2007 Google employees expressed interest in partnering...
16/07/2019

R. Kelly expected to appear for court hearing Tuesday

R&B singer R. Kelly is expected to appear in a Chicago federal courtroom on charges that he recruited girls and women to have illegal sex with him and then covered up the crimes by paying and threatening the victims and witnesses. Federal judges were supposed to meet Monday in Chicago to figure out how to proceed in the case that involves separate indictments out of Chicago and New York but that will be discussed Tuesday before Kelly is arraigned. After that, a judge is expected to rule on whether Kelly can be released on bond in the Chicago indictment before...

16/07/2019

Uber ties some executive pay to diversity goals

Uber has said it will link pay for some senior executives to progress made toward improving diversity.Diversity will be used as one "key metric" to assess performance and determine executive compensation for senior leaders, the firm said. The policy also sets a target to increase the number of women in senior roles to 35% by 2022. Other tech firms including Microsoft have also tied some executive pay to improving diversity."From our corporate offices to our driver-partners across the globe, diversity is one of our greatest assets," Uber said in its 2019 diversity report. The ride-hailing firm said "progress on measurable...
16/07/2019

Most migrants at border with Mexico would be denied asylum protections under new Trump rule

Most migrants at border with Mexico would be denied asylum protections under new Trump rule>> Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Elisabeth Malkin, The New York Times People cross the international bridge from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico to Laredo, Texas, July 10, 2019. The New York Times Most migrants who travel by land to enter the United States from the Mexican border will be denied asylum protections according to plans the Trump administration announced Monday. The new rule was expected to be immediately challenged in court. The rule goes into effect Tuesday. It is one of the broadest attempts by the Trump administration to...

Facebook crypto riding shotgun against money laundering

US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Monday voiced serious concern that Facebook Inc’s proposed Libra cryptocurrency could be misused for money laundering, adding to the growing regulatory scepticism of the social media company’s digital asset plans. The Treasury Department has warned Facebook that it must enact proper safeguards against illicit use such as money laundering, he said at a White House press conference. “Treasury has been very clear to Facebook ... and other providers of digital financial services that they must implement the same anti-money laundering safeguards in countering the financing of terrorism as traditional financial institutions,” Mnuchin said. His...
16/07/2019

Trump defiant as lawmakers blast his 'racist' attacks on four congresswomen

Trump defiant as lawmakers blast his 'racist' attacks on four congresswomen >> US Reps Ayanna Pressley , Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hold a news conference after Democrats in the US Congress moved to formally condemn President Donald Trump's attacks on the four minority congresswomen on Capitol Hill in Washington, US, July 15, 2019. REUTERS President Donald Trump doubled down on his attacks against four minority US congresswomen on Monday and dismissed concerns that his comments were racist, prompting outrage from Democrats, who moved to condemn him in the House of Representatives. Speaking at the White House, Trump...


16/07/2019

This is what Google Assistant’s Ambient Mode is going to look like

Earlier this month, an APK teardown done by 9to5Google detailed an upcoming update that would enable a new interface for Pixel devices while wirelessly charging on a Pixel Stand which debuted with the Pixel 3 and 3 XL last year. The latest news on the update is that some of the screens and elements were successfully enabled to give us an idea of how the mode will work. As tested by 9to5Google, the clock lives in the upper left corner and displays the weather directly across from it. At the bottom is the Google Assistant logo, which acts as a...
16/07/2019

Italy seizes air-to-air missile, guns in raids on neo-Nazis

Italy seizes air-to-air missile, guns in raids on neo-Nazis >> Italian police have seized a large arsenal of weapons, including an air-to-air missile, in raids on neo-Nazi sympathisers, they said on Monday. Elite police forces searched properties across northern Italy following an investigation into Italians who had fought alongside Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine, a police statement said.Three men were arrested, including a customs officer who has previously stood for parliament for an extreme right party.During their raids, police discovered a French-made Matra air-to-air missile that appeared to have once belonged to the Qatar armed forces. Subsequent checks showed...