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AFL's Fahour to plead guilty to strike

AFL's Fahour to plead guilty to strike The AFL says it won't take action until after Fahour's tribunal hearing tonight, where he could face the possibility of a life time ban. "I understand that my actions reflect on my employer, the AFL and the programs that I oversee". 'It's no different just because it's on a footy field. "You can't just go whacking blokes from behind". Playing for West Preston-Lakeside, the former VFL player ca... [Full Article...]

IIT Bombay students go on indefinite hunger strike against fee hike

IIT Bombay students go on indefinite hunger strike against fee hike A student on the condition of anonymity said, "The institute's management had promised to hold an open house with students and give us a white paper explaining the fee hike". He further added, "If the fee is slashed, it will be implemented retrospectively". "We look forward to a favourable resolution by the committee set up by the director failing which we will be forced to resume our protest", ... [Full Article...]

Trump in Twitter peril

Trump in Twitter peril Trump has railed against the CNN and other news outlets as " fake news " after the cable news network retracted a story that linked an associate of his with a Russian bank. However, "there are also signs that his combativeness plays well with his most ardent supporters and the President argues his use of social media remains an effective channel". [Full Article...]

Prime Minister Trudeau introduces Canada's two new astronauts

Prime Minister Trudeau introduces Canada's two new astronauts Jennifer Sidey and Josh Kutryk were announced as the newest members of the Canadian astronaut corps on July 1 as part of the Canada 150 celebration in Ottawa. "They have to be somebody I would be willing to be trapped in a tin can with for six months or a year", he said, referring to the tight quarters at the space station. [Full Article...]

Overwatch Lore Update Teases Doomfist

Overwatch Lore Update Teases Doomfist Initially, security reported that there were not any passengers on board according to radar scans. In case you're not up to date on your Overwatch lore, Talon is the terrorist organization associated with Widowmaker, Reaper and Sombra . [Full Article...]

Wimbledon 2017: Angelique Kerber, Muguruza advance to second round

Wimbledon 2017: Angelique Kerber, Muguruza advance to second round Things had not been massively easy for Kerber in the opening set, with Falconi certainly playing well above her ranking of 247th, and two were fairly even throughout the opening stages of the second set, though the world number one increased the pressure and came through a tight game to break the American, and put herself potentially just three games from victory. [Full Article...]

How seawater strengthens ancient Roman concrete | UNews

How seawater strengthens ancient Roman concrete | UNews Samples from this Ancient Roman pier, Portus Cosanus in Orbetello, Italy, were studied with X-rays at Berkeley Lab. Credit: J.P. Oleson. "Archeologists will say they have the recipe", said Marie Jackson , an expert in ancient Roman concrete at the University of Utah . [Full Article...]

Evil Genius 2 Announced, 12 Years After Original

Evil Genius 2 Announced, 12 Years After Original A mixture of real-time strategy and simulation elements, Evil Genius was pitched as the definitive "real-time mad scientist lair management strategy". Two Evil Genius games have launched since the original. They're now fleshing out the technical details that will make Evil Genius 2 a reality. Currently, Rebellion says it's targeting a PC release initially but adds "as ever we'll look at ot... [Full Article...]

Cinema Theatres Shutdown in TN Enters Second day

Movie theatres across Tamil Nadu have pulled down their shutter in protest against the state government's decision to levy 30% entertainment tax over and above the 28% GST. "Please understand these multiple rates are coming from. this desire to drive other ends through indirect tax policy and other concerns of the states", IANS quoted Debroy. [Full Article...]

Call Of Duty: WW2 For Nintendo Switch Ruled Out

Call Of Duty: WW2 For Nintendo Switch Ruled Out More and more details about the next game in the series that 'CoD' fans have been restlessly waiting to figure out for 'Call of Duty: WWII' are finally springing up from all corners. The non-availability of the game on Nintendo Switch will however not have any effect on the sales revenues of Call of Duty: WW2 . Other games such as The Witness and Tekken 7 have also followed the same... [Full Article...]

Samsung's Bixby-powered speaker is on its way

Samsung's Bixby-powered speaker is on its way Vega, the rumoured nickname of Samsung's smart speaker project, will use Bixby, its voice-activated assistant, according to The Wall Street Journal . In that context, the issues that Samsung continues to face with Vega seem like a case of history repeating itself. A Samsung spokesperson said that developing Bixby in English is taking more time than originally expected mainly because of the lack... [Full Article...]

In an apocalyptic, post-dinosaur world, frogs rose to be king

In an apocalyptic, post-dinosaur world, frogs rose to be king However, this explanation appears to be invalidated by a new study that presents the most complete frog family tree yet, which researchers developed by analyzing the genetic samples of more than 300 frog species. The tree represents all 55 known families of frogs and generates a new timeline of frog evolution. Their findings suggest that this extinction 66 million years ago was crucial to shape th... [Full Article...]

Sony Removes PlayStation 4 YouTube Video For Anthem That Showed Xbox Buttons

Sony Removes PlayStation 4 YouTube Video For Anthem That Showed Xbox Buttons Making its debut at E3 last month, BioWare's new IP Anthem certainly looked impressive, with some glorious 4K footage showcased on Sony's official PlayStation YouTube channel. Here are 12 of the most essential remastered games available on PlayStation 4 and/or Xbox One right now, all of which get the Stuff stamp of approval. [Full Article...]

Facebook prevails in United States tracking lawsuit

Facebook prevails in United States tracking lawsuit The plaintiffs claim this essentially means Facebook is tracking users' web activity and is violating U.S. federal and California laws around wiretapping and privacy. Unfortunately, the plaintiffs can't go to court again with privacy invasion and wiretapping claims, but what they could do is pursue a renewed breach of contract claim, according to Davila. [Full Article...]

SpaceX aborts the launch of Falcon 9 on Sunday; Launches on Monday

SpaceX aborts the launch of Falcon 9 on Sunday; Launches on Monday While there's no word on what sparked yesterday's computer cut-off, the website says Sunday's shutdown was triggered by "a reading that showed the rocket's guidance system was off". Update 7:06 PM EDT: The new launch time is now 8:35 PM EDT (5:35 PM PDT) after SpaceX updated it for a second time. Richardson joined our team shortly thereafter.His passion for space ignited when he watched Space S... [Full Article...]

Asus ZenFone AR releasing in India on July 13

Asus ZenFone AR releasing in India on July 13 Asus unveiled the first few ZenFone 3 models over a year ago , and although we understand the uniquely immersive ZenFone AR probably took a little more R&D effort than the usual Android flagship, waiting until September for the ZenFone 4 family still felt irritatingly excessive. [Full Article...]

Moto X4 details seemingly leaked, dual camera tipped

Moto X4 details seemingly leaked, dual camera tipped Some aspects still remains uncertain; hopefully, we'll get more info about the Moto X4 rather than later. Further, the phone is reported to feature a 5.2-inch Full HD display along with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and 4GB of RAM. [Full Article...]

Emmanuel Macron Assassination Plot Foiled By French Police

Emmanuel Macron Assassination Plot Foiled By French Police Last year, French authorities sentenced the man to a three-year prison sentence, 18 months of which were suspended. Macron will attend a military parade accompanied by US President Donald Trump on Bastille Day. In April, a known extremist shot dead a policeman on the Champs-Élysées just days before the first round of the presidential election. President Macron, who became president in May a... [Full Article...]

Canadian Baby Issued First-Ever Medical Card Without Gender Designation

Canadian Baby Issued First-Ever Medical Card Without Gender Designation The parent of a baby has put no gender identification on the child's birth certificate and is in a battle with the government to keep it that way, reports say. "Those assumptions were incorrect, and I ended up having to do a lot of adjustments since then". "This enactment amends the Canadian Human Rights Act to add gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds o... [Full Article...]

Xiaomi Device Codenamed Riva Leaked in Benchmark Listing

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has been on record-breaking sales spree in China and India since its debut previous year and now the news has emerged in China that the company is ready with the feature-rich successor dubbed as the Redmi Note 5 . For starters, this is the successor of the Snapdragon 625 / 626 chipsets. This is combined with the Adreno 508 GPU. It will also have Snapdragon 660 chop along wi... [Full Article...]


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