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Yen Gains After Kuroda Sticks To Negative Rate Script


Some warned that they might not strengthen much, the minutes showed. These measures should steepen the yield curve, and thereby make it easier for banks to earn profits by easing pressure on lenders' net interest margins. Despite some technical difficulties, we believe the BoJ will be able to keep the 10-year yield around 0% for some time, barring an unexpected shock, simply because the BoJ remains the dominant player in the JGB market, where no one can ignore BoJ policy. Read More »

The Weeknd "Starboy" (ft. Daft Punk)


Grant Singer , a longtime collaborator of the singer, directed the video, which was previewed on Tuesday with a pulp-horror-inspired film poster. So cars, destruction and cats - the ideal storm of internet virality. The Weeknd's new music video opens with a murder... and it's his own! Daft Punk , who co-wrote the song, make a brief cameo as a portrait on the wall. Read More »

The ASA is investigating No Man's Sky


The Advertising Standards Authority has found that 56% of the 25,647 complaints it received previous year were from men, with women accounting for 41%. No Man's Sky has received a less than positive reception on Steam . The investigation is on-going, and as such Hello Games , Steam and the ASA have all declined to comment. Read More »

Baby born with DNA from 3 people, first from new technique

The technique is sometimes said to produce "three-parent babies ", but the DNA contribution from the egg donor is very small. The technique used, known as a spindle nuclear transfer , was employed with the goal of preventing Leigh syndrome , a severe genetic neurological disorder that caused the deaths of the couple's first two children and the loss of four previous pregnancies. Read More »

Samsung has exchanged 57% of Note 7s sold in Europe


Samsung Galaxy On8 specifications and features include dual-SIM functionality, dimensions of 7.8mm, packs an internal storage space of 16GB which is expandable up to 128GB. Samsung apologized for the confusion caused by the delay. During the recall in the United States and other countries the Note 7 sales were suspended, and replaced with the non-faulty Galaxy Note 7's . Read More »

Plumes of Water Seen Shooting Out of Jupiter Moon


Using the same observing method that detects atmospheres around planets orbiting other stars, the team realized if there was water vapor venting from Europa's surface, this observation would be an excellent way to see it. The location of ionized oxygen and hydrogen (strongly pixellated) detected by the Hubble Space Telescope in December 2012, superimposed on a Galileo image of Europa. Read More »

Cabinet approves Paris pact ratification

The nod by the Cabinet comes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the move which is expected to give momentum to implementation of measures at an worldwide level to control global warming. The deal on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, which has the backing of nearly 200 countries, takes effect once it is ratified by at least 55 nations that make up at least 55 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions. Read More »

Giants WR Beckham fined $36000 for block

Some thought there'd be a repeat of that situation on Sunday, but the officiating crew made it clear to both players pregame that they wanted to see a clean game. (Offensive coordinator Sean McVay) and myself are doing the best we can at getting the good plays. A day after Ben McAdoo said Odell Beckham Jr. has to be "less of a distraction" on the sideline, one of his Giants teammates said he didn't believe Beckham's breakdowns affected him in any way. Read More »

US appeals court hears arguments in Clean Power Plan case


The Obama administration, some Democratic-led states and environmental groups counter it will spur hundreds of thousands of new clean-energy jobs installing emissions-free wind turbines and solar panels. "This rule addresses the key environmental challenge of our time , and does so cost effectively", said Justice Department lawyer Eric Hostetler, according to the AP. Read More »

Debate may have been most-watched in US history


It doesn't seem that Holt will be doing much fact-checking, but viewers who watch the first presidential debate live online will be able to see a fully fact-checked version (the streaming video can be found here) thanks to Bloomberg TV . But it's not impossible. But the data indicates that Monday's face-off may well have been the most-watched debate in American history. In a follow up question to Clinton, the debate moderator Nancy Cordes cited online conversations and Twitter chatter, ... Read More »

Blige, Clinton interview clips face ridicule online


Apple Music released a snippet of Mary J. Blige's upcoming interview with Hillary Clinton on The 411 with Mary J. Blige to their Twitter account . In the head-scratching clip, Blige breaks into song and, at one point, grips the Democratic presidential nominee's hand while Clinton stoically watches on. Read More »

'Three parent' baby born in Mexico


Dr. John Zhang , founder of Midtown Manhattan's New Hope Fertility Center , worked with the Jordanian couple in Mexico because the "three-parent" method has not been approved in the US and south of the border "there are no rules". Zhang performed the procedure in the hopes of helping the couple, who the clinic declined to identify, have a healthy baby. It is caused by a defective gene in the mitochondria. Read More »

Charlotte City Council blasted over police shooting reaction

Residents at Monday night's meeting called for Mayor Jennifer Roberts and Chief Putney to resign over the city's handling of the killing. "It's going to be rough in these streets until you give justice to our people", said the Rev. Due to the combination of illegal drugs and the gun Mr. Scott had in his possession, officers chose to take enforcement action for public safety concerns... Read More »

Jeep Compass - first images, details revealed


The 2017 Compass is not inspired by the Cherokee, but the bigger sibling - the Grand Cherokee, so we're not dealing with an experimental design. Fiat Chrysler has unveiled the 2017 Jeep Compass, the compact SUV that will be replacing the brand's Compass and Patriot lines once it hits the market in the first quarter of next year. Read More »

Red Sox's David Ortiz wraps up career of crushing Yankees pitching

The Yanks are all but eliminated from any shot at the playoffs but could help the Red Sox if they can manage a win in the series finale at the Rogers Centre tonight. The Tigers are two games in back of Baltimore. First, I'm gonna laugh so hard I might start crying . The Red Sox were in position to win that 2003 ALCS, of course. Read More »

Asian shares slip, USA presidential debate awaited


Trading started on sombre note as the investor minds restricted by the policy decision of key central banks of Japan and USA looming the sentiment as the consolidative trading week largely supported by global cues amid crude oil prices. Realty fell the most by 2 per cent, followed by auto 1.72 per cent, infrastructure 1.62 per cent, banking 1.56 per cent and FMCG 1.37 per cent while oil & gas and metal rose 0.08 per cent each. Read More »

Airstrikes leave people of Aleppo 'without water'

Heavy Syrian and Russian air strikes on rebel-held eastern areas of Aleppo city killed at least 25 civilians on Saturday, a monitor said, overwhelming doctors and rescue workers. "With respect to the air or artillery strikes, they may continue for some time depending on the field situation and the terrorists' losses", the source said. Read More »

The streak is over! Vols beat the Gators, 38-28

Tennessee's cornerback Justin Martin who has spent most of his time on twitter bantering back-and-forth with Tennessee fans who had a negative outlook on this team after the first three weeks (and rightfully so); Started the game off playing awful. Read More »

India to Ratify Paris Climate Agreement on October 2 - Prime Minister

He added: "It is sure that Morocco will build on the support of States and non-State actors so that the Marrakech Conference can reflect our solidarity and commitment to preserving the future of present and future generations". The agreement sets out a global action plan to avoid further impact of climate change by limiting global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius. While this country criterion has already been fulfilled, the emissions target - even after India's ratification - would still ... Read More »

Clinton to visit Raleigh the day after 1st debate

FILE - In this January 7, 2008 file photo, Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. One looked directly at the questioner all the time in answering. It's not surprising because not only is it Donald Trump, it's Donald Trump who is being prepped for the debate by Roger Ailes. Read More »

Hyundai to preview hot hatch at Paris show


Because the current-generation i30 is sold in North America as the Hyundai Elantra GT, that's why, and it doesn't share much components with the Elantra sedan. Hyundai has issued a first sneak peek at how an i30 hot hatch might look with this shadowy image issued by the brand's high-performance N division. Read More »

Pizza Hut debuts grilled cheese stuffed crust pies


It's deeply wrong but it feels so right. The post Pizza Hut launches Grilled Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza and we're actually squealing with glee appeared first on HelloGiggles. Pizza Hut's marketing director calls it "a delicious, flavorful pizza that packs the punch of a gooey, crunchy grilled cheese". We think pizza crusts are pretty much the ideal food, but we would be lying if we said we weren't giddy about them being morphed into grilled cheeses. Read More »

Google Play is now bringing Android apps to Chromebooks

On most devices, the Google Play Store will be visible on the home screen or within the Apps. To recall, Google Play made it to the Dev channel of Chrome OS in June and the Beta channel in August. It is important to note that Google Play has been disabled by default and with the latest update, it should be manually enabled from the Chrome Settings. Read More »

James Roy Massengale Jr charged with 'molesting a manatee' in Florida


A witness told the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission that the man exclaimed, "I'm riding it!" FWC Officer Courtney Baumgartner responded to the scene. They were also going to write him a notice to appear in court on a misdemeanor manatee violation, but Massengale said he had no intention of showing up in court and instead continually yelled, "Take me to jail!" If a manatee is killed or injured then a maximum fine of $50,000 and/or one year in prison can be served under ... Read More »

Replacements Available for Recalled Samsung Note 7

According to US media, all major networks across the pond are now stocking the device again. Employees at mobile carrier shops in Seoul said Samsung had not supplied them with enough units of the new Note 7 phones, meaning some customers will have to wait to exchange their old ones. Read More »

Six wounded as Turkish town hit by rocket fired from Syria


Kilis Governor stated that six people, including five children, had been injured, and one person remains in a serious condition. "A rocket was launched at Kilis from a region under the control of Daesh", the military said in a statement, using an Arabic acronym for Islamic State . Read More »

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Donates $3 Billion to Fight All Diseases


The $600 million San Francisco-based Biohub is a collaboration among the University of California, San Francisco , Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley-three of the nation's leading research universities. Chan and Zuckerberg said that, in developing their philanthropic program, they spoke to dozens of scientists who convinced them the cure and prevention of diseases can be achieved by the end of the century. Read More »

Great Wall of China Repair Means 5-Mile Stretch Cemented Over


Besides the aesthetic damage, Ye also said the repaired Great Wall is now not only smooth but also slippery. The head of the Liaoning Provincial Antiquities Bureau, Ding Hui, was quoted by the newspaper Beijing News on Wednesday as saying the work was completed two years ago over the course of three months as part of a government restoration plan. Read More »

Yahoo reportedly expected to reveal huge data breach, 'worse' than August attack

According to Recode , the massive breach of Yahoo servers happened some time back last month. Yahoo admitted this summer that it was investigating reports of a data breach. Yahoo will confirm later this week that hackers did breach its systems in 2012, stealing personal data for about 200 million accounts, including easily decrypted passwords. Read More »

Clash Royale Overtakes Pokemon GO To Top Mobile Charts


Smash-hit mobile games usually have the the same life trajectory. After an insane debut, it looks like the Pokemon Go madness is starting to fade. Will it stay there? The augmented-reality game's time as the top-grossing app in Apple Inc.'s US app store ended Tuesday at 74 days. While a mix of augmented reality and location-based gameplay made " Pokémon Go " the hit of the summer, its streak as the top-grossing iOS app was only the third longest, Sensor Tower said. Read More »