Thursday October 17-th, 2019

Texting tax? California mulls texting fee to help the poor Texting tax? California mulls texting fee to help the poor

The proposal is scheduled for a vote next month by the California Public Utilities Commission. "This is unsustainable over time", the report says , arguing that adding surcharges on text messaging will increase the revenue base that funds prog...

Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Source Narrowed Down to 3 California Counties Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Source Narrowed Down to 3 California Counties

Officials told reporters that one source has been found: a water reservoir on a California farm called Adam Brothers Family Farms. The Centers for Disease Control warned lettuce eaters not to consume romaine that was grown in Monterey, San Benito a...

Ottawa confirms China has detained second Canadian

Kovrig began his diplomatic career in 2014 as the first secretary and vice-consul at the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, following two years of Mandarin training, his LinkedIn profile showed. Driver called Spavor's "arbitrary detainment" an act of "po...

Japan excludes Huawei, ZTE from gov't procurement Japan excludes Huawei, ZTE from gov't procurement

The latest rejections were announced by Japan's three main telecoms operators, SoftBank Group, NTT Docomo, and KDDI, according to a December 10 article by Japanese media Nikkei . Menpad may be the first Chinese corporation to announce measures to ...

Qualcomm wants Chinese regulators to ban the sale of Apple's newest iPhones Qualcomm wants Chinese regulators to ban the sale of Apple's newest iPhones

The patents relate to features which allow users to adjust and reformat the size and appearance of photographs, and to manage applications using a touch screen when viewing, navigating and dismissing apps on their phones. Apple and Qualcomm are locke...

Mississauga Becomes the Latest Community to Shun Ontario Cannabis Retail Mississauga Becomes the Latest Community to Shun Ontario Cannabis Retail

A follow-up report is due back to the mayor and councillors outlining the impacts of marijuana legalization. The Ford government scrapped a plan by the previous Liberal government that would have seen cannabis sales tightly regulated through LCBO-t...

Aston Martin Valkyrie V12 Cosworth Engine is an AURAL delight Aston Martin Valkyrie V12 Cosworth Engine is an AURAL delight

But building a short run, massively expensive, hypercar means impact on average emissions, even for small vehicle maker like Aston Martin , is less of a concern than delivering an engine like nothing else. With Red Bull's Adrian Newey and Aston Mar...

FastCharge delivers high power charging at 450 kW FastCharge delivers high power charging at 450 kW

The auto achieves an initial charging capacity of over 400 kW and thus enables charging times of less than 3 minutes for the first 100 km range, as described by the FastCharge consortium. Both the high-performance electronics for the charging connect...

China takes hostages? Two Canadians held in Huawei dispute China takes hostages? Two Canadians held in Huawei dispute

She was released on bail on Tuesday while awaiting a USA extradition hearing. Spavor is based in northeast China, where he runs the Paektu Cultural Exchange programme, an organisation that facilitates sport, cultural, tourism and business trips t...

Apple hiring in Austin since August jumped 76% Apple hiring in Austin since August jumped 76%

Apple plans to create 20,000 new jobs in the U.S. by 2023 . It said the new 133-acre (0.54 sq km) campus would initially be home to 5,000 new workers but had the capacity to accommodate 15,000. Apple already has about 6,200 employees in Austin,...

United Kingdom wages rose by 3.3% in October, beat expectations United Kingdom wages rose by 3.3% in October, beat expectations

It is also an improvement on last month which saw wages growing at 3.2%. Employment increased by 79,000 in the three months to October to 32.4 million, the highest since records began in 1971. The rate refers to the proportion of people aged ...

Delta says no more support kittens, puppies on flights Delta says no more support kittens, puppies on flights

In addition, neither support animals nor trained service animals will be allowed on any Delta routes if they are under 4 months old, the airline said in a news release. Delta estimates that it flies over 700 service animals a day, an increase of 15...

Human heart left on Southwest plane forces pilot to turn around Human heart left on Southwest plane forces pilot to turn around

A Southwest Airlines flight bound for Dallas turned around and headed back to Seattle when crew members realized an important piece of cargo hadn't been unloaded: a human heart. Gottschalk said the horror began to sink in when those with internet b...

Virgin Galactic could soon reach space for the first time Virgin Galactic could soon reach space for the first time

The test flight took off from the Mojave Air & Space Port in California at 7:11 am PT. Rather than aiming for space using a NASA-esque vertically launched rocket, Virgin Galactic uses a rocket-powered space plane dubbed VSS Unity, a craft more co...

Tampons recalled due to unraveling, pieces being left in body Tampons recalled due to unraveling, pieces being left in body

There have also been reports of infections, vaginal irritation and "localized vaginal injury", the company said. Kimberly-Clark, the parent company for Kotex has issued a voluntary recall its U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, Regular Absorbency .

After May asks for help, Germanys Merkel says no more Brexit negotiations After May asks for help, Germanys Merkel says no more Brexit negotiations

The U.K. leader is facing a no-confidence vote that will see her removed as party and government leader if she loses. All 315 Tory legislators can vote on the confidence motion. The embattled leader said she would relay concerns to European Union ...

Macron 'Takes Share of Responsibility' for French Anti-Government Protests Macron 'Takes Share of Responsibility' for French Anti-Government Protests

Another poll, by Odoxa, found 54 percent in favour of continued protests - down from 66 percent on November 22 - and 46 percent opposing the movement. According to official viewing figures, the address was watched by more than 21 million people-a gre...

Brexit chaos grows as Theresa May's colleagues seek to oust her Brexit chaos grows as Theresa May's colleagues seek to oust her

Sir Graham Brady, the chair of the powerful group of backbench Conservatives known as the 1922 Committee, issued a statement this morning confirming that enough politicians in her ruling Conservative party have requested her removal to trigger a lead...

Shaktikanta Das says he will uphold the credibility and autonomy of RBI Shaktikanta Das says he will uphold the credibility and autonomy of RBI

He has served as the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Finance , Department of Expenditure, Government of India; Special Commissioner and Commissioner of Revenue Administration, Government of Tamil Nadu; Secretary, Industries Department in Government o...

OPEC production cut fails to spark crude revival OPEC production cut fails to spark crude revival

A year ahead outlook report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch expects Brent crude to regain its recent losses in 2019 and settle at $70 a barrel. Oil prices have fallen sharply since October on signs of an economic slowdown, with Brent losing ne...

Australian watchdog calls for more scrutiny of Google, Facebook Australian watchdog calls for more scrutiny of Google, Facebook

Additionally, Sims stated that the inquiry has uncovered concerns that some digital platforms have breached competition or consumer laws, of which the ACCC is now investigating five allegations to determine if enforcement action is needed. Facebook ...

Google has 'no plans to launch search in China,' CEO Pichai says Google has 'no plans to launch search in China,' CEO Pichai says

In a blog post Monday , Google said it had uncovered another security issue, this one affecting 52.5 million users. "To do otherwise would go against our core principles and our business interests". And then we evaluate them with external raters, and...

Brexit deal: May admits she would have lost vote by large margin Brexit deal: May admits she would have lost vote by large margin

May's move on the eve of the scheduled parliamentary vote opens up an array of possible outcomes ranging from a disorderly Brexit without a deal, a last-minute deal clinched just weeks before Britain's March 29 exit, or another European Union referen...

US Must Not Interfere in French Politics US Must Not Interfere in French Politics

Seventeen of the injured were police officers. Pressure mounted on French President Emmanuel Macron to announce concrete measures to calm protests marked by violence when he addresses the nation on Monday evening, and breaks a long silence wide...

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