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Mercedes launches AMG GT R, GT Roadster in India Mercedes launches AMG GT R, GT Roadster in India
- August 21, 2017

The new Mercedes AMG GT R in India will compete with the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, but unlike the Porsche, the Merc will not be sold in limited numbers. Both the models further expand the AMG line-up in India and this is the 4th launch from Mercedes-AMG in India this year. (more...)
Grace Mugabe returns home despite South Africa assault claim Grace Mugabe returns home despite South Africa assault claim
- August 21, 2017

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Trump drops plan for council to help fix American roads Trump drops plan for council to help fix American roads
- August 21, 2017

Bloomberg, CNBC and political newspaper The Hill reported that the president's planned Advisory Council on Infrastructure "would not move forward". Two other outside corporate advisory groups were disbanded Wednesday after an exodus of business leaders upset with Trump's controversial statements about shared blame for last weekend's violent protests involving white supremacists. (more...)
Volvo Turns XC60 Into A Luxury Solar Eclipse Viewing Lounge Volvo Turns XC60 Into A Luxury Solar Eclipse Viewing Lounge
- August 21, 2017

Volvo's " Racing The Sun " campaign will broadcast the 2017 total solar eclipse in 4K high-resolution, 360 degree video and, for the first time, in immersive virtual reality. Volvo has come up with a custom-made eclipse viewer that attaches to the XC60's roof magnetically. Decision-makers from top United Kingdom fleets have had their first experience of Volvo's new XC60 mid-size SUV as the premium manufacturer's fleet sales continue to grow. (more...)
Companies Will Lose $694 Million When Employees Watch Solar Eclipse Companies Will Lose $694 Million When Employees Watch Solar Eclipse
- August 21, 2017

CGC released data in support of an estimated $700 million in lost productivity to its website in the form of a press release . The company used survey data for the country's average hourly wage data and number of full-time employed workers age 16 and higher to calculate what the lost productivity on solar eclipse day would cost if workers took 20 minutes out of their day to observe the total solar eclipse. (more...)
How to make pinhole eclipse viewers How to make pinhole eclipse viewers
- August 21, 2017

Flip the box over and cut or rip holes on both the left and right sides of the top of the cereal box. If you're looking for more of a project, make a pinhole camera , using this easy guide from NASA . Tape the sheet of paper on the inside of the other end of the box. And because the sun will eventually ease its way with subtly into a position where it can permanently destroy your eyeballs, it's still not recommended. (more...)
Solar Eclipse Glasses and Craft For Kids At Canyon Area Library
- August 21, 2017

Total solar eclipses don't happen very often and for one to cover a large swath of North America is pretty exciting. The rest of the country, including parts of South America and Europe, will be able to see a partial solar eclipse. For the initiative, called the "Eclipse Ballooning Project", teams from universities across the United States will fly the balloons as high as 100,000 feet, and the views they send back will be collected and broadcast live on NASA TV. (more...)
Apple Watch Series 3 Reportedly Enters Into Final Testing Phase Apple Watch Series 3 Reportedly Enters Into Final Testing Phase
- August 21, 2017

Based on the rumors, it's safe to say that Apple will be launching a new Apple Watch later this year which presumably is the Series 3. In a report by Chinese news outlet Economic Daily (via 9to5Mac), it seems that the Apple Watch Series 3 has entered into its final testing phase, meaning that it's now one step closer to being launched. (more...)
Lights out: Eclipse to have big impact on California power
- August 21, 2017

The only safe time to view an eclipse with your eyes is during 'totality:' the moment when the moon entirely covers the sun. "At maximum, it will have a small sliver of the sun still showing toward the top of the sun". There isn't a complete guide to how each type of bird or mammal would react, but it might give you something else to try and observe as the eclipse slowly unfolds. (more...)
Assassin's Creed Origins: The CGI Gamescom Trailer Assassin's Creed Origins: The CGI Gamescom Trailer
- August 21, 2017

That tradition continues with Assassin's Creed Origins which received its first cinematic trailer during Xbox's show at Gamescom 2017. Fight in a completely new way where you transition seamlessly between unique ranged and melee weapons, and take on multiple enemies at once. (more...)
The hunt for solar eclipse glasses and alternative viewing techniques
- August 21, 2017

Importantly, in the wake of recent reports of counterfeit solar eclipse glasses flooding the market, spectators should also take extra precaution to ensure the authenticity of their protective eyewear. The path of totality for this eclipse will cut northeast across the continental USA from Texas to ME, passing directly over Western New York. Fulco has provided solar eclipse lenses for students at Ocean Studies Charter School, and Treasure Village Montessori, and Plantation Key School - ... (more...)
Can't be there? How to watch solar eclipse on TV, online Can't be there? How to watch solar eclipse on TV, online
- August 21, 2017

Another interesting fact about solar eclipses that wasn't much of a concern several decades ago is the electrical generation from solar panels. And that concept has allowed us to work in a few synchronous Easter eggs, sort of like the ones you're supposed to get if you play Dark Side of the Moon alongside The Wizard of Oz . (more...)
Xcel Energy Says its Prepared for Monday's Solar Eclipse Xcel Energy Says its Prepared for Monday's Solar Eclipse
- August 20, 2017

PBS, ABC, NBC, NASA Television and the Science Channel are among the outlets planning extended coverage of the first solar eclipse visible across the United States in 99 years. Senior executive producer Paula S. Apsell said "Eclipse Over America", which delves into why eclipses occur and what scientists can learn from them, will incorporate images of the event from across the country shot earlier that day with Dantowitz's high-tech cameras. (more...)
Manitoba Museum Throwing Solar Eclipse Viewing Party Manitoba Museum Throwing Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
- August 20, 2017

The eclipse will span from OR to SC. Science Central will be closed on eclipse day, Monday, Aug. 21, as part of our regular school year hours. An eclipse happens as the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun as seen from our location on the surface of the earth. (more...)
Protecting your eyes critical during rare solar eclipse Protecting your eyes critical during rare solar eclipse
- August 20, 2017

Everyone else will only see a partial solar eclipse . From there it will roll across the USA and total eclipse will end in Charleston, South Carolina at 2:48 p.m. You have other options. Hours can pass before you realize the extent of the damage. Homemade Pinhole Projector - You can make this homemade contraption at home with items you already have. (more...)
Samsung is rolling out updates for Bixby apps across the world Samsung is rolling out updates for Bixby apps across the world
- August 20, 2017

Samsung only released the voice-based assistant in the U.S. last month and today we have received reports that they are rolling out updates to Bixby apps across the globe. It is capable of integrating all the information available online. If you want to see whether or not the dictation feature is working for you, and you don't live in the US or South Korea, press the Bixby key on your Samsung default QWERTY and start dictating. (more...)
Andromeda won't receive any more single-player updates Andromeda won't receive any more single-player updates
- August 20, 2017

BioWare has a history of cranking out some pretty great downloadable content for its games, but that won't be happening with Mass Effect: Andromeda . It concludes: "We appreciate all the millions of people who came with us to the Andromeda galaxy". We hope to see you again in the Mass Effect universe. (more...)
Raiders of the Broken Planet Kicks Off This September
- August 20, 2017

Raiders of the Broken Planet's first campaign, Alien Myths , will release that same day for only $9.99. Alien Myths contains hours of additional content including new characters, missions and a standalone story. Raiders of the Broken Planet will be playable to the public at Gamescom on Xbox One X in 4K. Gamescom is taking place in Cologne, Germany from August 22-26. (more...)
Is It Safe To Photograph The Solar Eclipse With Your Smartphone? Is It Safe To Photograph The Solar Eclipse With Your Smartphone?
- August 20, 2017

The solar eclipse is coming up on Monday, and while some of you may want to document it by taking pictures, you'll have to use precautions or else risk destroying your camera. With any camera, Regas suggests placing a darkening filter over the lens. Practice adjusting the exposure settings on your camera prior to the eclipse. (more...)
Facebook is developing augmented reality glasses Facebook is developing augmented reality glasses
- August 20, 2017

The application for a "waveguide display with two-dimensional scanner" details a pair of glasses with transparent displays for lenses. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said the goal for Glasses is to overlay virtual objects in the real world. Facebook declined to comment on the patent. Interesting to note: One of the three inventors listed on the patent is Pasi Saarikko, a former Microsoft engineer who worked on HoloLens tech, specifically optical design. (more...)
Trump doubles down on Merck attack
- August 20, 2017

US President Donald Trump's disbanded Manufacturing Council, headed by Australia's Andrew Liveris , has been described by one of its former high-powered members as a "joke". "We should honor - not attack - those who have stood up for equality and other cherished American values". "No equivalence w/ those who bring us together". (more...)
Trump fumes as business leaders leave council
- August 20, 2017

After Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier , one of America's most prominent black CEOs, quit the council earlier Monday, Trump lashed out at him on Twitter. The AFL-CIO, a federation of labor unions that represent 12.5 million workers, said it was considering pulling its representative on the committee. (more...)
ReCore: Definitive Edition launches August 29 ReCore: Definitive Edition launches August 29
- August 20, 2017

The listing also confirms the addition of the previously announced " Eye of Obsidian " quest as well as the "T8-NK" Corebot Frame. As rumored, ReCore Definitive Edition will include a new adventure called Eye of Obsidian , a new Corebot frame, and HDR support. (more...)
How to make a pinhole projector for the eclipse How to make a pinhole projector for the eclipse
- August 19, 2017

First, detach the two sides of the box from each other . Lastly, tape the piece of paper to the interior of the other side of the box. When the eclipse happens on Monday, you don't even need a tree; you can DIY your own projector by simply poking a hole in a piece of paper. (more...)
Noble Energy Inc. (NBL) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages
- August 19, 2017

Noble Corporation has a 12 month low of $3.19 and a 12 month high of $8.37. Noble Energy Inc ( NBL ) now has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of -116.25. Therefore 40% are positive. The correct version of this article can be viewed at https://theolympiareport.com/2017/08/17/jefferies-group-analysts-cut-earnings-estimates-for-noble-energy-inc-nbl.html. (more...)
Lee Statue From Chapel Entrance Lee Statue From Chapel Entrance
- August 19, 2017

A police spokeswoman says extra patrols will be in the park to prevent further vandalism. The incident happened amid the ongoing controversy, heightened by events last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, about the presence of Confederate monuments on public property and other prominent locations. (more...)
Rainbow Six Siege's forthcoming Theme Park map showcased in new trailer Rainbow Six Siege's forthcoming Theme Park map showcased in new trailer
- August 19, 2017

The teasers include a riveting trailer that features some of the things that fans can expect to see in the upcoming reveal on August 26 during ESL's " Rainbow Six Siege " Pro League finals. Rainbow Six Siege has given players their first look at one of the new operators that'll soon be available in-game through a brief teaser video. The Operation Blood Orchid DLC is scheduled to be released on August 29 to season pass owners first, and more info on the content will be revealed soon ... (more...)
Eclipse glasses sold at Vancouver eye clinic part of recall Eclipse glasses sold at Vancouver eye clinic part of recall
- August 19, 2017

When they are securely on, look up at the eclipse and view the wonderful celestial event. Matt Fast, Hy-Vee store director, said the store general manager is trying to track more glasses down through various vendors but is struggling to find them. (more...)
Staunton Library expect large numbers at eclipse party Staunton Library expect large numbers at eclipse party
- August 19, 2017

The space agency is reminding people of the dangers of staring directly at the sun - even during a total eclipse. CNN has partnered with Volvo to take the experience of remote-viewing the eclipse a notch higher. Here are some general guidelines for taking successful smartphone photos of the solar eclipse. There are still some free options out there for eclipse glasses . (more...)
Bp Plc Purchases 42500 Shares of NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA)
- August 19, 2017

In other news, Director Tench Coxe sold 50,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 9th. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Wednesday, November 9 by National Bank Canada. The fund owned 19,235 shares of the computer hardware maker's stock at the end of the second quarter. Balasa Dinverno Foltz Ltd Liability has 18,711 shares. (more...)