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Vail Resorts announces purchase of Whistler Blackcomb

The C$36 per share cash-and-stock offer represents a premium of about 43 percent to Whistler Blackcomb's Friday close. With Vail Resorts on board, Whistler Blackcomb's CEO says that the resort will have more financial strength and a more diverse alliance in Canada, the US and even Australia. Read More »

US concerned about extrajudicial killings in Philippines

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Duterte said yesterday to his audience of soldiers at Camp Sang-an, Zamboanga del Sur, the latest military camp visited by the President. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, known for his inflammatory, no-holds barred remarks, clearly does not like the USA ambassador to the country. Read More »

3 dead in Madeira Islands as wildfire spreads into capital

A wildfire ripping across a popular Portuguese tourist town has killed at least three people and forced more than 1,000 others to evacuate, local authorities said Wednesday. By Tuesday evening, fire officials said seven major blazes in the countryside were out of control. Wildfires are frequent in the country during summer months. Read More »

Inbox By Gmail Gets Google Drive Integration And More

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Google has also put out the bat signal for other companies that frequently send emails, urging these companies to get in touch to collaborate on how they can work together with Inbox to create a better email system. There's one more small update rolling out today that should be a blessing for long-time Inbox users: It's now way easier to put emails directly into the trash instead of the archive. Read More »

Perseid meteor shower 'outburst' this week - here's how to watch

Every year in the month of August the skies are graced with what is known as the Perseid Meteor Shower. Some astronomers believe that could mean 150 meteors per hour, while others have a higher estimate of up to 200 meteors per hour . You can also tune in to NASA via a live broadcast of the Perseid meteor shower . However, if you can't stay up that late, you may still see a few meteors if you gaze toward the northern sky. Read More »

The new Pokemon Go update includes a work-in-pogress tracking system

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Video game stories from other sites on the web. Pokemon GO developer Niantic has apparently been listening closely to the community feedback these past few days and is attempting to finally fix the tracking system. The revenue comes from in-app purchases Pokemon Go players make. The removal of the original feature upset many players who consider location tracking to be a key element of the game. Read More »

Banned Russians quietly added back to Olympic swimming

Russia's Yulia Efimova, who won her appeal against a doping ban on the eve of the Rio Olympics, was jeered before and after her 100 metres breaststroke semi-final on Sunday but qualified in second place for Monday's final. Efimova is also due to compete in the 200m breaststroke, in which she was world champion in 2013 and won a bronze medal at the London Olympics in 2012. Read More »

Nearly 1 billion Android smartphones affected by security flaw in Qualcomm processors

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Nearly one billion Android devices are affected by a critical vulnerability which can give potential hackers complete access to your Android smartphone's data and hardware including your smartphone camera. Android manufacturers and carriers play key roles in the patching process for their devices, and they control when users get patches for all of the non-Google devices. Read More »

Trump changed views on Ukraine after hiring Manafort

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Second, he said Putin isn't someone the next US president should mess with. Trump has for decades been cultivating relationships with the old Soviet Union and is now developing a partnership with Russian Federation to expand his personal business interests in Russian Federation. Read More »

UN to hold emergency meeting on North Korea missile launch

North Korea is said to be seeking to develop a warhead small enough to be placed on a ballistic missile . "Without any reasonable ground, South Korea blindly blamed North Korea for having conducted the cyber attack". They said the North's missile launches are a clear violation of the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) resolutions. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is "deeply troubled" by North Korea's recent missile launches, his spokesman said, calling on Pyongyang to ... Read More »

Kerry defends cash payment in wake of Iran deal

Obama said the only new development in this was the handing over of the money in cash , and in foreign currencies as the U.S. has no banking ties with Iran. "Prime Minister Netanyahu looks forward to further strengthening the alliance between Israel and the United States with President Obama and with the next U.S. Read More »

Apple subs squirt gun for controversial pistol emoji

Apple is also introducing new and revamped images that show women performing stereotypically male professions including construction, detective work and policing. This isn't the fist time Apple has taken a stand against violent emoji's. The pistol emoji has gotten people in trouble with the law. But Apple's decision does not mean all gun emojis are going away. Read More »

Fly me to the moon: Feds OK private firm's lunar flight plan

A Cape Canaveral, Florida-based start-up has become the first private company approved by the United States government to land on the Moon with less than 17 months remaining in the Google Lunar X Prize Foundation. However, the FAA noted that this determination does not extend to future missions by Moon Express , Inc. or similar missions from other entities. "The recent discovery of water on the moon is an economic game changer for humanity's future", wrote Moon Express' co-founder and ... Read More »

Korean Banks to use Galaxy's Note 7 iris recognition system

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Galaxy Note 7 using a USB Type-C for charging, and is also equipped with NFC support. The Galaxy Note 7 gets juiced by a beefier 3,500 mAh battery compared to the 2750 mAh battery of the iPhone 6S Plus. Koh, Dong-jin, president of Samsung Electronics' mobile communications business, is introducing the new Galaxy Note 7 , the company's flagship large-sized smartphone, at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NY on Tuesday. Read More »

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Review

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Writers J.K. Rowling, left, and Jack Thorne pose for photographers upon arrival at gala performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, at the Palace Theatre in central London, Saturday. " Harry Potter and the Cursed Child " is not a new novel, but the script for the play that picks up 19 years after the novels ended. "It was really exciting", she said. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 & Gear VR 2 Headset Renders Leaked

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Now, a new set of leaks have confirmed the smartphone will go on sale within days of its launch. Previously, rumors have surfaced that Samsung will introduce a redesigned S Pen for the Galaxy Note 7 . Here's a leaked video, posted on YouTube by Tech Tastic, which uses the supposed eye scanner feature of the Note 7. However, now, a new report from Italy points to the three new features of the advanced S Pen . Read More »

Over 260 Russia Athletes Admitted to Partake in 2016 Rio Olympics

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Team GB Eventing Team Vet Liz Brown said, "Going on a plane, they (the horses) don't really know they're on a plane". FINA said the swimmers were implicated in the report by World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren that detailed state-sponsored doping in Russian Federation across more than two dozen summer and winter sports, including swimming. Read More »

Indian soldiers, 2 rebels killed in fighting in Kashmir

The visit comes at a time the two governments are engaged in a diplomatic tussle over the Pathankot airbase terror attack and Pakistan raking up the clashes in Jammu and Kashmir . The nature of the conversation was not immediately known but the telephonic talk came a day after Ms. Mehbooba said neither she nor the security forces were aware of Hizb-ul commander Burhan Wani's presence during the raid at his hideout on July 8 in which he was killed . Read More »

Hollywood Jason Bourne Movie Review Ratings Public Response

But there's also a certain déjà vu about Jason Bourne , a feeling of going through the motions that can't be denied, even if those motions are skilfully executed. We want Damon to throw punches, make short work out of the bad guys, and turn household items into deadly weapons. It's repetitive in spots, a bit ridiculous in others and slightly overlong, but " Jason Bourne " reclaims its legacy with a keen eye toward landing one last thrill before the theme park of summer shuts down. Read More »

This time, an adoring He looks on as She accepts nomination

Some people just don't know what to make of me", she said to an instant backlash of boos and heckles. "I wanted to get a better picture of who she really is, so I focused on that aspect". It's one small step in the role reversal that Americans will need to get used to if Hillary Clinton wins in November. "On a special edition of HBO's ", Maher compared Clinton's historic nomination to the recent strides Hollywood has made toward telling more female-driven stories. Read More »

Alphabet underlying sales increase 25% in Q2

Analysts on an average were expecting revenue of $US20.8 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. One downside to mobile's rise for Google has been a simultaneous decline in the average amount that advertisers pay Google per ad click. Read More »

Pope Francis Urges Polish Youths To Accept Migrants

Francis visited on Friday and met 11 of the camp's dwindling number of survivors. It was the first time a pope had met people who have been honoured by Israel as "Righteous Among the Nations " and Poland has 6,620, more than any other country, a reflection of the fact that Poland was home to the largest Jewish community in Europe before the Holocaust. Read More »

Tesla looking at cameras, radar in Florida crash

Also sources has confirmed that Panasonic will be playing an important role in the production of the batteries. The company plans to unveil the first models next year, likely with partial autonomous technology, as in the current cars. Tesla wants the Gigafactory to be a global powerhouse. The company aims to produce battery power worth 35 GWh by 2018. That's the equivalent to the entire world's production in 2014. Read More »

Another Justice League Member Confirmed In Cameo With Captain Boomerang?

Affleck is slated to appear again as Batman next year in the Justice League film withGal Gadot's Wonder Woman , Jason Momoa's Aquaman, Henry Cavill's Superman, Ezra Miller's The Flash and Ray Fisher's Cyborg. While I'm sure Fallon's enthusiasm for the film is genuine, it's worth noting that Fallon's guest was Will Smith, who plays Deadshot in Suicide Squad , and that Smith was sitting about a foot away from Fallon while he was giving his "review". Read More »

Turkey declares three-month state of emergency

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On Tuesday, the government suspended 15,200 state education employees allegedly linked to the US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen, who Ankara blames for the coup. Together, both parties would have enough votes to call a referendum on the death penalty, which Turkey abolished in 2004. "I saw tanks run over cars and people and then more people rushed them anyway", she says. Read More »

Flood watch in effect for York County

As the heavy rain area moves into Central and Southern West Virginia a tick up in both electrical activity and gusty wind potential will be realized. "Some of the thunderstorms may contain torrential rainfall and result in a localized flash flood threat", the Flash Flood Watch bulletin states. Read More »

Nintendo shares plunge, company says Pokemon GO's earnings impact limited

That being said , we suppose the publicity is probably appreciated nonetheless, especially with Nintendo partnering with DeNA for additional mobile games that are due for a release later this year. Yesterday, the first trading day after its letter went public, Nintendo's stock plummeted as much as 18 per cent. He pointed out that the announcement itself isn't necessarily "shocking" but it is a "surprise" the press release was issued on Friday rather than when the company reports ... Read More »