Daily Archives: September 6, 2017

U.S. to unveil revised self-driving car guidelines


September 6, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump’s administration is set to unveil revised self-driving vehicle guidelines next week in Michigan, responding to automakers’ calls for elimination of legal barriers to putting autonomous vehicles on the road, sources briefed on the matter said on Tuesday. U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao was expected to unveil the revised guidelines next Tuesday at a …

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Samsung Note 8 gives its stylus some style – for a price


September 6, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — A stylus might seem, well, out of style in the tap-and-type world of smartphones. Yet it’s what sets Samsung’s Note phones apart from the competition. That’s significant as Apple prepares to launch what’s expected to be a super-premium phone next week, one that will match many of the features in the new Note 8 phone . …

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Eating meat linked to higher risk of diabetes


September 6, 2017

(Online) – While a plant-based diet is generally considered healthier than a meat-based diet in preventing the risk of diabetes, not all meats affect the risk equally. As Professor Koh Woon Puay, Professor of Clinical Sciences at Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS), and her team found out, higher intake of red meat and poultry is associated with significantly increased risk of …

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“Nobody is safe”: Plastic found in drinking water on five continents


September 6, 2017

LONDON: Tiny pieces of plastic have been found in drinking water on five continents – from Trump Tower in New York to a public tap on the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda – posing a potential risk to people’s health, researchers said on Wednesday. Plastic degrades over time into tiny particles known as microplastics, which were found in 83 …

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Kate wins damages over intrusive photos


September 6, 2017

PARIS: A French court ruled Tuesday that a French celebrity magazine must pay 100,000 euros in damages to Britain´s Prince William and his wife Kate over topless photos of the duchess published in 2012. The court also ordered Closer magazine´s editor Laurence Pieau and publisher Ernesto Mauri to each pay 45,000 euros ($53,000) in fines, the maximum possible. The couple …

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New dimension to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ and story behind it


September 6, 2017

Director John Landis says his new 3D version of “Thriller” gives Michael Jackson fans chance to see the groundbreaking video how the late king of pop would have wanted them to. “Michael and I always intended it to be seen in a cinema,” Landis told reporters Monday at the launch of his new revamped version of one of popular music’s …

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Prince Harry and I are in love, says US actress Meghan Markle


September 6, 2017

LONDON: US actress Meghan Markle, the girlfriend of Britain’s Prince Harry, has said they are in love and happy together, in her first frank comments about their relationship since they became a couple last year. In an interview with Vanity Fair magazine published on Tuesday, Markle said she began dating Harry, fifth in line to the British throne, in July …

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Plot leak: Bond to get married in upcoming movie


September 6, 2017

Ever since Daniel Craig confirmed that he will reprise the role of James Bond one last time, there has been much speculation regarding the plot of the upcoming movie. It has been reported that the new movie will be titled Bond 25 and will focus on Bond’s life after he quits. Bond is also expected to fall in love and …

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FedEx won’t release Madonna’s package


September 6, 2017

(Web Desk) – Pop icon Madonna has FedEx woes this week as she stated on Twitter on Wednesday that the courier service was delaying sending her a package doubting that she was either a namesake or a fake recipient. She posted a selfie on the social media platform posing a perfect frown stating that she had been arguing with FedEx …

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Kohli fires India to seven-wicket T20 win


September 6, 2017

COLOMBO: Skipper Virat Kohli hit a blazing half-century as India completed their rout of Sri Lanka on this tour, winning the one-off Twenty20 by seven wickets in Colombo on Wednesday. The visitors remained unbeaten in their nine matches against Sri Lanka as they won the Test and one-day series 3-0 and 5-0 respectively. Chasing 171 for victory, India rode on …

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