Tuesday August 20-th, 2019

Energy demand grew in 2018 at fastest pace in decade Energy demand grew in 2018 at fastest pace in decade

Rising energy demand in the USA was partially caused by the impact of weather conditions, the IEA explained, as extreme temperatures made cooling and heating systems more important for Americans. But you can't just blame China; in the United Stat...

What is Apple Card? Are the perks worth it? What is Apple Card? Are the perks worth it?

In reality, there are several better options on the market - especially when it comes to cash back rewards. On Tuesday, Apple launched its latest feature, the Apple Card . Apple has announced that the Apple News Plus service is being launch...

Customer goes on racist rant over taco special in Anaheim Customer goes on racist rant over taco special in Anaheim

A security camera caught the man launching into a tirade at employees working a Mexican restaurant in Anaheim, which included him threatening to call immigration. Del Rio grabbed his cellphone and followed the customer out to his vehicle, and that's ...

Jamaica rated one of the world's best destinations by TripAdvisor Jamaica rated one of the world's best destinations by TripAdvisor

In second place is Paris, and closes the three leaders of Rome. Negril's Seven Mile Beach was also named the 10 Best Beach in the world and fifth Best Beach in the Caribbean on the 2019 TripAdvisor® Travelers' Choice™ Awards' for Beaches.

US pressures Chinese owner to sell Grindr US pressures Chinese owner to sell Grindr

Kunlun fully acquired the California-based Grindr app in January of past year for an estimated $152 million after buying an initial $93 million stake in 2016, reported TechCrunch . Beijing Kunlun did not immediately respond to requests to comment. C...

Amid concerns of USA recession, Oil prices drop globally Amid concerns of USA recession, Oil prices drop globally

Oil prices have jumped more than 25 percent this year, supported by supply curbs by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other major producers, along with United States sanctions on exports from Venezuela and Iran. Chicago Fed...

Northern Maine utility sold to Canadian company Northern Maine utility sold to Canadian company

Emera on November 26 announced it would sell its three natural gas-fired generation plants in New England, including Rumford Power , to an affiliate of The Carlyle Group , an asset management company. It will require the approval of several regula...

Powerball jackpot at $750 million ahead of Wednesday night's drawing Powerball jackpot at $750 million ahead of Wednesday night's drawing

Virgin Islands. It's the second drawing in a row a ticket worth $50,000 or more was sold. "We are hopeful that NY can go four-for-four and win the top prize", said Dean in a press release Wednesday. The jackpot is now at $750 million. Eight tic...

European Union lays out 5G strategy, sidestepping US calls to ban Huawei European Union lays out 5G strategy, sidestepping US calls to ban Huawei

Lord acknowledged that the United States needed to improve its effectiveness in sharing intelligence about 5G security concerns with European allies on the Huawei issue. "Huawei understands the cybersecurity concerns that European regulators have", H...

Autonomy founder Lynch set for US$5b Hewlett-Packard court showdown Autonomy founder Lynch set for US$5b Hewlett-Packard court showdown

HP acquired enterprise software business Autonomy from Lynch for $12bn in 2011 in a transaction that earned Lynch the nickname "Britain's Bill Gates". "[Lynch] will not be a scapegoat for their failures". In separate criminal proceedings in the U...

How anxious should the Indian market be on US Treasury yield inversion? How anxious should the Indian market be on US Treasury yield inversion?

The yield curve inverted on March 22 for the first time since mid-2007, a shift that has in the past signaled the risk of recession. Overnight, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares rebounded 0.2 per cent after losing 1.4 per cent in the pre...

US trade judge recommends sales ban on some Apple iPhones US trade judge recommends sales ban on some Apple iPhones

While the ITC cannot award money damages like federal courts, it can block sales of imported products if it determines they infringe on US patents. Any import ban would probably take place in the fall. Apple denies infringing the patents and claims Q...

Global coal use up by third as greenhouse gas emissions rise

Wind power also grew significantly. "We have seen an extraordinary increase in global energy demand in 2018, growing at its fastest pace this decade", said Fatih Birol, the IEA's executive director. The IEA noted that electricity is turning int...

McDonald's Acquires Web Personalization Company Dynamic Yield McDonald's Acquires Web Personalization Company Dynamic Yield

The acquisition will inject technology into multiple areas of the traditional fast food restaurant, starting with a core feature: the drive-thru. Decision technology could mark a big leap in personalising customer experience. McDonald's also plan...

New iPhone leaks tells us more about the IPhone 11’s camera New iPhone leaks tells us more about the IPhone 11’s camera

The 3D renders for the iPhone 11 were shared by PhoneArena , giving us a glimpse of what the said device could possibly look like. Apple is again rumored to be planning to introduce a new triple-lens rear camera on the iPhone XI within a s...

Airbus secures mammoth China deal in fresh blow to Boeing Airbus secures mammoth China deal in fresh blow to Boeing

The bulk of the new deals, worth €30bn, were in the form of 300 airplanes to be sold by European firm Airbus to China Aviation Supplies Holding Company, while the rest covered energy, transport, and food. The leaders are preparing for a EU-China summ...

AirAsia forced to apologise over 'dog whistle for sex tourists' ad campaign AirAsia forced to apologise over 'dog whistle for sex tourists' ad campaign

Collective Shout, a campaign movement against the objectification of women says the marketing gaff promoted sex tourism in Thailand. Collective Shout states that 250,000 western male sex tourists visit Thailand annually, 32,000 of whom are Australi...

Uber acquires Middle Eastern rival Careem for $3.1 billion

The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval, the company said, and would close only in the first quarter of 2020 . Careem co-founder and CEO Mudassir Sheikha will also continue to run the wholly owned subsidiary, which will report to its own...

Sources say Trudeau rejected Wilson-Raybould's conservative pick for high court Sources say Trudeau rejected Wilson-Raybould's conservative pick for high court

Though her words sparked immediate calls from Tories for Trudeau to resign, the prime minister denied Wilson-Raybould's version of events. Not long after, Trudeau cited the waiver Wilson-Raybould received to testify at the justice committee about her...

Aston Martin publishes images of US$8 million pair of cars Aston Martin publishes images of US$8 million pair of cars

Since it's based on the DBS Superleggera , it will be underpinned by the same drivetrain: a 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 that's pushing 715 horsepower and 663 lb. "Creating a auto fit to stand alongside it was always going to be a formidable chal...

German billionaire family to donate €10m after Nazi past revealed German billionaire family to donate €10m after Nazi past revealed

The tabloid Bild , one of Germany's most popular papers, reported that Albert Reimann Sr. and Albert Reimann Jr., whose family backs JAB Holdings, had significant links to the Third Reich. "These crimes are disgusting". In an email, Erker confirme...

BA flight lands in Edinburgh by mistake BA flight lands in Edinburgh by mistake

Another passenger, Sophie Cooke, told the BBC that the wait in Edinburgh "became very frustrating". German firm WDL Aviation operated the flight on behalf of BA CityFlyer, which is a subsidiary of British Airways . "The toilets were blocked ...

British Airways passengers mistakenly flown to Edinburgh instead of Dusseldorf

The flight was being operated by German firm WDL through a leasing deal and the unwanted diversion appears to have been caused by an incorrect flight plan being filed. "The toilets were blocked and they ran out of snacks", she said. Initially perce...

California grower recalls avocados over possible listeria contamination California grower recalls avocados over possible listeria contamination

California-based Henry Avocado Corp. says it has taken this step out of "an abundance of caution" based on positive test results on environmental samples taken during a routine government inspection. The company advises consumers to check the sticker...

Micron Technology (MU) Upgraded to Buy by Standpoint Research Micron Technology (MU) Upgraded to Buy by Standpoint Research

Despite an excess of production of chips, Micron's profits have shown a sign of growth. Among 12 analysts covering Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Wall Street analysts were looking for just $1.60 per share on ...

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