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Overnight subway service in London to serve 50000 a weekend

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Starting Friday night, the "Night Tube" will see two major lines run through until 5:30 a.m. on weekends, creating an nearly 24-hour service on Friday and Saturday night. Economists like to mention that London already is a 24-hour city, with Michelin starred eateries, theaters in the West End and many trendy nightclubs that attract customers from around the world. Read More »

Marquez storms to pole at Czech MotoGP

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The Spaniard lapped the Brno circuit with a fastest time of one minute 54.596 seconds on Saturday to pip Yamaha's reigning world champion and compatriot Jorge Lorenzo by 0.253 of a second. Qualifying is scheduled for Saturday and the race is on Sunday. The Aspar Ducati MotoGP rider improved his time by two seconds in FP2 in the afternoon, lapping in 1m 57.336s as he ended the day 16th fastest. Read More »

Continental Resources' (CLR) "Buy" Rating Reiterated at Canaccord Genuity

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Institutional Investors own 23.41% of Continental Resources shares. Underperform rating was given by 0 analyst and Outperform rating was given by 0 analyst. Since the beginning of March, shares of this Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock have been witnessing an uptrend. Zweig Advisers LLC acquired a new stake in Continental Resources during the fourth quarter worth $3,171,000. Read More »

Twitter now lets any user filter out threats and abuse

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That way, newly created accounts or those with suspicious activity will have far less reach by automatically being filtered out of your timeline and notification tab. The quality filter will get rid of any duplicate tweets or replies that come from automated accounts. It did not, however, block more benign criticisms of my work, or the words "rape" or "kill" used in a news setting. Read More »

Super Sindhu seals a medal; Enters final beating Okuhara

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But she did not stop there and gained three more points by pinning down the Kyrgyzstan wrestler in the dying moments of the match. "I would give my heart out for that and play my best". The daughter of two volleyball players in southern India, Sindhu began playing badminton at the age of eight . Sindhu raced to a 8-4 lead and then was up 18-13. Read More »

Celebrity Big Brother's Stephen Bear dumped by girlfriend when she enters house

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I'm having to watch this from home. He said: "You're nice to my face but slag me off behind my back". "I'm in shock. I'm gutted, embarrassed, humiliated, but the Bear I'm watching on the television is unrecognisable as my boyfriend". "It's finally shown the sensitive emotional side of Bear that I saw and loved all the time I was there". Bear replies: "It was disgusting. I'd love to see Chloe again". Read More »

Trump Gives 'Law and Order' Speech in WI

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You wouldn't have ISIS, and I've been saying that for years. At one point, Trump promised that he would break up gangs by supporting more police in communities, pointing to former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani as an example of effective city management. Read More »

Overwatch Season 2 will introduce skill tiers

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For Season 2, instead of being on a scale of 1-100, the ratings will now be from 1-5000. However, what's most interesting is that if they fall below the 2,000 threshold, their position as a "gold player" will still remain. How does that work with grouping with higher-tiered friends? Skill tiers will also be implemented. The rate of decay is 50 Skill Rating every 24 hours, and will have a floor of the bottom of Diamond tier. Read More »

Trump to propose political tests for immigrants

With less than three months until the election and with battleground state polls showing Trump heading for defeat, even the billionaire has publicly mused that he could lose. But Trump gave no details on how his extreme vetting process would be accomplished and by who, let alone what the vetting would entail. Trump broke with current policy, though, in calling for sharp new limits on visitors and immigrants from countries with a history of exporting terrorism. Read More »

Oil rig blown ashore in storms off Western Isles

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The offshore platform was towed by tug Alp Forward to Malta, but near Scotland was met by strong winds and stormy weather , which broke the towing line. Rig owner Transocean is in discussion with the MCA and salvage company Smit, which has mobilised to deal with the incident. A temporary exclusion zone of 300mtrs remains in force. Read More »

Controversial insecticides linked to wild bee declines

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A STEEP decline in the number of wild bee populations in England is linked to the use of a controversial pesticide, new research has found. "This benefit however, appears to be more than nullified by the effect of neonicotinoid seed treatment on a range of wild bee species". Read More »

Buggy-eyed sea creature found off California coast

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The video of the discovery has subsequently gone viral, and one member of the team can be heard to say it looks like a child has dropped their toy. According to a description of the video , the researchers established that the creature was a Stubby squid , also known as Rossia pacifica . Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 S Pen: Spot The Difference

The Note 7 has the Smart Switch app to transfer content between devices easily. Expect Apple, as has widely speculated, to unveil a brand new iPhone next month. It now offers better control plus it's more sensitive. In this market, being first is everything, since true techies like to have the latest technology. Read More »

Tesla: Removal of 'Autopilot' from Chinese site a mistake

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The company says that before Autopilot can be used, drivers must acknowledge that it's an "assist feature". We believe clear communications with its customers in the Chinese region can help Tesla overcome similar incidents in the future. Tesla spokeswoman Khobi Brooklyn says the language revisions were in the works for weeks and not related to "current events or articles". Furthermore, Tesla has instructed its sales team in China to keep both hands on the steering wheel when demonstrating ... Read More »

Apple To Include Pressure Sensitive Home Button In iPhone 7

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Rather than having it on the bottom part, Apple has reportedly located the home button on the screen. The updated software offers interactive widgets to quickly glance at calendar appointments and favorite contacts, new messaging features, a new application for controlling smart home appliances, and a redesigned Apple Music. Read More »

Hyperactive Perseid meteor shower starts tonight

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Most years, Earth might graze the edge of Swift-Tuttle's debris stream, where there's less activity. NASA calls this "one of the best potential meteor viewing opportunities this year", and is forecasting the show to be more spectacular than usual. Read More »

Ibrahimovic ancora in gol all'esordio. United, tre gol al Bournemouth

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In questo articolo andiamo a vedere tutti i gol della partita, che ricordiamo ai nostri lettori, è terminata con il punteggio di 3-1 a favore dei Red Devil . "Quando sono arrivato qui ho trovato giocatori tristi - spiega Mourinho -, insoddisfatti per la situazione in cui si trovavano, ma ho subito percepito che la squadra aveva voglia di lavorare per vincere partite e trofei e per rendere orgogliosi i tifosi". Read More »

Fire erupts at DTE plant in East China Township

DTE Energy said in June that coal-fired units at the plant are among eight at three of its facilities that are slated to be shut down within the next seven years. 11, 2016 in East China Township, Mich. About midnight, crews had put out about 80 percent of the fire. DTE said it will not be releasing further information until Monday, but added customers will not see an impact to their service. Read More »

Hillary Clinton releases income records as it's taxing times for Donald Trump

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The 2015 tax documents from the Clintons don't specify which businesses paid Bill and Hillary to speak. Over the past decade, he and his wife earned the most in 2014, more than $314,000 in adjusted gross income. "There's no middle-income family that pays 31 percent of their income in income taxes". The best part is that if the "Trump loophole" that he's proposed on pass-through income were in place, they would have saved $1.5 million previous year. Read More »

This new South Park game's virtual reality fart simulator looks hilariously odd

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Ubisoft San Francisco Senior Producer Jason Schroeder explained the Nosulus Rift was created to highlight the super powered farts wielded by the player in The Fractured But Whole . The Nose adds, "I smelt more than a thousand farts before I finally synthesized the one". The New Kid isn't due back for a few more months, but that doesn't mean the Nosulus Rift can't get around. Read More »

Robert De Niro Compares His Taxi Driver Character Travis Bickle to Trump

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According to The Hollywood Reporter , de Niro attended a screening of the iconic Martin Scorsese film last night and was discussing the movie itself when someone asked him about Bickle's mental issues. De Niro drew a parallel to the Tribeca Film festival he co-founded. De Niro added that in spite of Trump's popularity, however, there have been some signs that suggest the tide may soon shift - at the very least, ahead of the November presidential election. Read More »

Clinton previews economic speech, Trump responds to NC rally controversy

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That victory in Iowa was Clinton's first step on a history-making journey across the country that concluded with her becoming the first woman to earn a major US political party's nomination for president. One of them is he makes all these things, doesn't make any of them in the United States. Donald Trump's campaign has spent $0 on TV ads in the general-election season - a big drop off from the $52 million being spent by Hillary Clinton's campaign. Read More »

Alligator nearly bites off Florida woman's hand

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An alligator bit a woman Friday afternoon in the Everglades near Northwest Broward County, authorities said. They then added that the gator almost amputated her hand as she reached into the water. In June, a 2-year-old boy drowned after being dragged into the water at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. "The whole time they were there, the alligator was right there in the water", Jachles said. Read More »

New iPhone said to have dual camera, pressure-sensing touch

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The iPhone SE grabbed 9.2 per cent of the market share in United Kingdom, ahead of the 9.1 percent marked by iPhone 6s. Unlike the reviving momentum in the United States and European markets, Apple's iPhone sales are continuing to lose steam in China, the most populated market in the world. Read More »

IPhone 7 Pro Model Reportedly Killed Off At The Last Minute

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Supply restraints meant the iPhone SE represented just 2.5% of second quarter sales, making Apple the less popular brand overall. It barely beat iPhone 6s with 9.1 percent. However, Kantar reports that both Spain and Italy saw "very slight declines" in their own percentages. With strong demand for the iPhone SE throughout the second quarter, it will be interesting to track whether iOS growth will continue through the third quarter, assuming that supplies become less constrained. Read More »

Boy dies on world's tallest waterslide

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Officials haven't provided specific details about what led to Caleb's death. The husband and wife, along with a sister-in-law, were on vacation in the Kansas City area and at the water park Sunday. Such rides, by statute, commonly are Ferris wheels, carousels, parachute towers, bungee jumps and roller coasters. Schlitterbahn spokeswoman Winter Prosapio said the child died on one of the park's main attractions, Verruckt, a 168-foot-tall water slide that has 264 stairs leading to the top. Read More »

Australia blocks Chinese investment in power grid

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This has involved a detailed examination of national interest issues and possible measures which could mitigate identified risks. It was now up to the bidders to respond. "When we assess these applications - and I stress we do this on every case, case by case, we pursue the national security issues to the nth degree, and that's what we've done". Read More »

Greenland sharks could be the world's longest-living vertebrates

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That puts the Greenland shark at the top of an enviable list of oldest vertebrates. "But we are quite confident that the age range for the largest shark is a good estimate". The Greenland shark's extremely sluggish growth rate, about four-tenths of a inch (1 cm) per year, had already tipped off scientists that it lived a very long time, and research published on Thursday calculated the Greenland shark's lifespan for the first time. Read More »