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Rollout Of EU's 'Sweeping' Change In Data Protection Rules Stirs Confusion Rollout Of EU's 'Sweeping' Change In Data Protection Rules Stirs Confusion
- May 25, 2018

For the first time, EU data protection law will apply to companies with no business establishment in the EU when they either monitor the behaviour of EU residents or offer goods or services to them. Long-awaited General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect from today, a fact confirmed by the swamping of email inboxes with GDPR-related subscription requests, sowing a mixture of fear, confusion and obliviousness. (more...)
Self-driving SUV saw pedestrian, didn't brake Self-driving SUV saw pedestrian, didn't brake
- May 25, 2018

The vehicle had a safety driver in the front seat at the time, but an on-board camera and the NTSB suggest the driver was too late - attempting to grab the steering wheel "less than a second before impact and began braking less than a second after impact". (more...)
Russian military missile downed MH17 passenger jet in 2014, investigators say Russian military missile downed MH17 passenger jet in 2014, investigators say
- May 25, 2018

The Malaysian airliner flight MH17 was brought down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels in which Russian Federation and the West back opposing sides. (more...)
Trump welcomes North Korea's Trump welcomes North Korea's "warm" response, after canceling summit
- May 25, 2018

Pyongyang's immediate reaction to the sudden U-turn was conciliatory. First Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan called Trump's decision "unexpected" and "regrettable". "There they waited for three days", Pottinger said. The North Koreans never showed up. The news Thursday took many by surprise - including North and South Korean officials - and fuelled concerns about the future of a rapprochement that has had many hoping for peace on the divided peninsula. (more...)
North Korea, US Still Talking Despite Canceled Summit North Korea, US Still Talking Despite Canceled Summit
- May 25, 2018

The White House viewed North Korea's objection to the latest US-South Korean joint military exercise - and its recent cancellation of a meeting with the South Koreans - as a breach of its commitments leading up to the summit. It was personally addressed to Mr Kim. Mr Trump said he had been "very much looking forward" to meeting Mr Kim. In a letter to Mr Kim announcing his decision to back away from the June 12 summit, Mr Trump pointed to America's vast military might and warned the ... (more...)
Trump Posthumously Pardons Boxer Jack Johnson Trump Posthumously Pardons Boxer Jack Johnson
- May 25, 2018

Wilder says he understands the irony of Johnson - who died in a 1946 auto crash - being pardoned by a president who some have called racist himself. In 1920, he returned to the USA and served almost a year in jail. Trump said Johnson had served 10 months in prison for what many view as a racially-motivated injustice and described his decision as an effort "to correct a wrong in our history". (more...)
USA Gymnastics CEO to apologize to abuse victims USA Gymnastics CEO to apologize to abuse victims
- May 25, 2018

The Nassar scandal rocked American gymnastics and led to the resignation of the entire board of USA Gymnastics and CEO Steve Penny. Perry, who took over the non-profit that governs the sport after its previous president resigned under fire, will appear before a congressional subcommittee investigating the ability of the Olympic movement to protect athletes from predators. (more...)
Pakistan, England to clash in first Test match at Lord's today Pakistan, England to clash in first Test match at Lord's today
- May 24, 2018

England captain Joe Root has won the toss and chosen to bat in the first Test against Pakistan in overcast conditions at Lord's. Asad Shafiq , babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Shadab Khan , Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Abbas. (more...)
Trump administration considers tariff on cars Trump administration considers tariff on cars
- May 24, 2018

The threat of tariffs could also be a useful bargaining chip, as the US tries to negotiate new trade agreements with Japan, Mexico, Canada, and the European Union. While the domestic steel and aluminum industries have been hard-hit by foreign competition, domestic automakers have largely held their own in recent years. (more...)
Rochdale M&S to remain open as retailer announces further store closures Rochdale M&S to remain open as retailer announces further store closures
- May 23, 2018

The nine stories proposed for closure are set to enter a consultation period with their 626 affected employees. Since turnround specialist Archie Norman was named M&S chairman a year ago, however, the pace of restructuring has increased. (more...)
RBSE 12th Results 2018 Rajasthan Board announced on rajeduboard RBSE 12th Results 2018 Rajasthan Board announced on rajeduboard
- May 23, 2018

More than 826,200 students enrolled for Class 12 exams and out of which 42,665 students registered in commerce stream, 246,254 in science and 5,37,359 in humanities. With the promulgation of the Rajasthan Secondary Education Act in 1957, this Board was set up in Jaipur on 4th Dec 1957. The results would be made available on a link on the websites. (more...)
Battlefield V Teaser Suggests World War II With British Theme Battlefield V Teaser Suggests World War II With British Theme
- May 23, 2018

Guru3D reiterated the same sentiment when it pointed out that the old style pilot glasses of the character could be from the Second World War . Ever since it was revealed that a new " Battlefield " is in the works, there have been disparate speculations regarding the new game's setting. (more...)
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Philip Roth dies at 85 Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Philip Roth dies at 85
- May 23, 2018

Notes the L.A. Times, "Readers made " Portnoy's Complaint " a bestseller, and the income from the book, combined with the movie rights to 'Goodbye, Columbus , ' gave Roth the financial freedom to quit his teaching job at the University of Pennsylvania and devote himself to writing full time". (more...)
Trump fumes over FBI's use of informant during campaign Trump fumes over FBI's use of informant during campaign
- May 23, 2018

There have been whispers and reports for months that the president might fire Rosenstein over his handling of the special counsel-led Russian Federation probe. Since the investigation began, Mueller has built a criminal case against Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort while former Trump deputy Rick Gates struck a plea deal in March in addition to agreeing to testify. (more...)
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg faces EU Parliament over data scandal Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg faces EU Parliament over data scandal
- May 23, 2018

Zuckerberg said investments in security would significantly impact Facebook's profitability, but "keeping people safe will always be more important than maximising our profits". "Is the only way to prevent Facebook from collecting my data to avoid the internet altogether?" Some EU lawmakers asked how Zuckerberg views the competitive landscape, questioning whether it's a monopoly and if it needs breaking up. (more...)
Michael Bay And Ryan Reynolds Are Making a Netflix Movie Together Michael Bay And Ryan Reynolds Are Making a Netflix Movie Together
- May 23, 2018

Which deleted scenes from the Deadpool 2 extended cut are you looking forward to the most? SPOILER ALERT: This post includes major plot points for Deadpool 2 . Obligatory references to past Marvel movies, especially the "X-Men" films, received forced chuckles from the audience because light-hearted jokes and banter qualifies as knee-slapping humor, apparently. (more...)
Ariana Grande sends love to fans on Manchester bombing anniversary Ariana Grande sends love to fans on Manchester bombing anniversary
- May 23, 2018

Twenty-two people were killed and hundreds injured when a suicide bomber detonated a device shortly after an Ariana Grande concert at the city-centre venue. Instead 100 pedestrians and a handful of transport police who rushed to the scene improvised, with T-shirts for tourniquets and crush barriers for stretchers. (more...)
Kumaraswamy to take oath as chief minister of Karnataka on Wednesday Kumaraswamy to take oath as chief minister of Karnataka on Wednesday
- May 23, 2018

Clarifying that he was not becoming the Chief Minister for the second time for the sake of power, the JD-S leader said that he accepted the Congress offer to head the coalition government to work for the people's welfare. In fact, the Chief Minister recently, during a press conference, predicted that Karnataka-like fractured verdict would be witnessed in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. (more...)
Texas Governor to Hold Talks on School Violence After Massacre Texas Governor to Hold Talks on School Violence After Massacre
- May 22, 2018

The accused gunman is Dimitrios Pagourtzis , a 17-year-old student at the school. On Sunday, the first of the funerals took place. Sabika Sheikh , 17, was a foreign exchange student from Pakistan studying at the high school as part of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program, the Pakistan Embassy in Washington confirmed in a statement. (more...)
US will 'crush' Iran allies, says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo US will 'crush' Iran allies, says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
- May 22, 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday hailed the United States's policy on Iran and urged the rest of the world to follow suit. Mahaffee said that Pompeo laid out a comprehensive plan to push back against Iranian power in the Middle East and did so with a willingness to confront European allies' interests in improved economic ties with Iran. (more...)
Arvind Kejriwal To Attend Kumaraswamy's Oath Taking Ceremony In Karnataka Arvind Kejriwal To Attend Kumaraswamy's Oath Taking Ceremony In Karnataka
- May 22, 2018

Top leaders of the JD (S) and Congress are now giving the final shape to portfolio distribution. "As the Congress did not claim to form governments in Goa and Manipur, the Governors were left with no choice to invite the party which was second largest". (more...)
Two US citizens say Border Patrol agent detained them for speaking Spanish Two US citizens say Border Patrol agent detained them for speaking Spanish
- May 22, 2018

Suda's friend Mimi Hernandez can be heard in the video saying they were making a late-night run to the store for eggs and milk. Suda said they were held up for about 35 to 40 minutes and that Hernandez started crying. Last year, the 183 agents in the Havre sector made 39 arrests - just.01 percent of the 310,531 arrests made nationwide made by Border Patrol agents. "Decisions to question individuals are based on a variety of factors for which Border Patrol agents are well-trained. (more...)
Gov. Abbott replaces shotgun raffle prize with $250 Gov. Abbott replaces shotgun raffle prize with $250
- May 22, 2018

A statewide moment of silence was held at 10 a.m. (1500 GMT) to remember the eight students and two teachers killed at Santa Fe High School, where mourners gathered Monday around white wooden crosses representing each victim. I've spent too much ink on these pages, too much time on air, pushing for gun control laws that protect our children. But after a gunman killed 20 elementary school children and six adults at a school in CT in 2012, Texas lawmakers expanded gun rights in the state. (more...)
Top alpinist Nobukazu Kuriki dies in eighth attempt to conquer Everest Top alpinist Nobukazu Kuriki dies in eighth attempt to conquer Everest
- May 22, 2018

Details of the incident are not immediately available due to poor communication with the higher camp, he said. "The climber breathed his last at an altitude of 7500m on the Tibetan side when he was descending to lower camps after suffering from altitude sickness at around 8000m on the mountain", officials at the Tibet Mountaineering Association said. (more...)
FDA Calls Out Drug Makers That Improperly Block Generic Competition FDA Calls Out Drug Makers That Improperly Block Generic Competition
- May 18, 2018

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said a generic manufacturer typically needs 1,500 to 5,000 units of the brand drug to perform the tests needed to win regulatory approval of their products, yet more than 150 generic drug developers have complained to the agency about tactics that shut them out. (more...)
China suspends anti-dumping probe into USA grain China suspends anti-dumping probe into USA grain
- May 18, 2018

The investigation launched in early February had quickly showed its top trading partner how much financial pain it could inflict on US farmers, analysts said. The ministry said it would return the deposits it had collected. Another person familiar with the talks said the package may include some elimination of Chinese tariffs already in place on about $4 billion worth of USA farm products including fruit, nuts, pork, wine and sorghum. (more...)
Revenue Approximations Analysis: Macy's, Inc., (NYSE: M), NXP Semiconductors NV, (NASDAQ: NXPI)
- May 18, 2018

The stock's current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is 5.75% where SMA50 and SMA200 are -3.3% and -5.44% respectively. For more NXP Semiconductors N.V. On Thursday, March 15 Deutsche Bank maintained NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI ) with "Hold" rating. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Thursday, September 1 by RBC Capital Markets. (more...)
Liam, Olivia top NY state list of most popular baby names Liam, Olivia top NY state list of most popular baby names
- May 18, 2018

In addition to each state's top baby names (and names for US territories), Social Security's website has a list of the 1,000 most popular boys and girls names for 2017. For boys the nation's three most popular names were Liam , Noah and William . The third most popular name in OR for girls was (game-changer) Sophia . (more...)
Meghan Markle's Sister Blasts Her As 'Unqualified' In Latest Scathing Interview Meghan Markle's Sister Blasts Her As 'Unqualified' In Latest Scathing Interview
- May 18, 2018

She said on ITV's Loose Women on Monday: "I have to say, I'm not taking it personally". Markle Sr.'s reason for backing out is twofold: not only does he feel ashamed about the aftermath of staging Those Pictures , but he also reportedly had a heart attack less than a week ago. (more...)
Anger over Government move to end planning permission for fracking Anger over Government move to end planning permission for fracking
- May 18, 2018

Permitted development was meant to help people build a fence or a conservatory, not drill for gas. The UK Government vowed to "streamline and improve" the regulation process for shale applications. Cuadrilla Resources - which completed the first vertical shale gas exploration well in the United Kingdom for six years earlier this year and is now working on horizontal wells - said the government recognized that shale gas can deliver important economic benefits. (more...)

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