Daily Archives: September 8, 2017

Whirlpool’s washer battle with Samsung, LG heats up at trade hearing

WASHINGTON: Appliance giant Whirlpool Corp on Thursday called on the US International Trade Commission to impose “global safeguard” restrictions on imported washing machines to stop its South Korean rivals Samsung and LG from flooding the American market with cheap machines. In testimony to the trade body, Whirlpool Chief Executive Officer Jeff Fettig accused Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and LG Electronics …

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More evidence links exercise to lower stroke risk

Women who consistently get the minimum recommended amount of exercise for a healthy heart may be less likely to have a stroke than their counterparts whose exercise habits shift over time, a recent US study suggests. Researchers examined data on more than 61,000 women in the California Teachers Study who reported their exercise habits at two points in time, once …

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Ageing populations will drag on growth in Asia: IMF chief

SEOUL: The chief of the International Monetary Fund warned Thursday that ageing populations in key Asian economies will drag on their growth, urging policymakers to step up their response to shifting demographics. Studies show that Asia’s population is ageing faster than anywhere else in the world, with Japan forecast to become the first “ultra-aged” country, meaning 28 percent of the …

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SpaceX launches secret US military space plane ahead of Irma

SpaceX successfully launched a secret US Air Force space plane on Thursday ahead of the arrival in Florida of Hurricane Irma. Live images broadcast by the California aerospace company showed a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the unmanned X-37B drone lifting off at 10:00 am (1400 GMT) from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. The recoverable first stage of the launch vehicle then …

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NASA captures images of strong solar flares

WASHINGTON: Two high-intensity solar flares were emitted Wednesday, the second of which was the most intense recorded since the start of this solar cycle in December 2008, NASA said. These radiation flares, which can disrupt communications satellites, GPS, and power grids by reaching the upper Earth atmosphere, were detected and captured by the US Space Agency’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. According …

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Apple’s new iPhone could face supply shortfalls after launch: WSJ

Apple’s new iPhone had hit production glitches early in its manufacturing process and could lead to supply shortfalls and shipping delays following its launch next week, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The production glitches pushed the manufacturing process back by about a month, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. “There never appears to be a …

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Uber to stop using diesel cars in London by 2019

LONDON: Uber will cease using diesel cars in London by the end of 2019 and the vast majority of rides will be in electric or hybrid vehicles by then, the taxi app said on Friday. At the moment the company says around half of all the journey miles completed in the British capital are undertaken with greener vehicles on the …

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Saina Nehwal, coach train Shraddha for biopic

(Web Desk) – Successful biopics in the recent past have put directors as well as studios in a confident position to fancy financing and putting their muscle in more of such films and today on Friday (September 8), Saina Nehwal and Shraddha Kapoor have something similar brewing. Shraddha visited the badminton star to begin preparations to play her on reel. …

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Bitcoin tumbles on report China to shutter digital currency exchanges‍​

NEW YORK: Bitcoin fell sharply on Friday after a report from a Chinese news outlet said China was planning to shut down local crypto-currency exchanges, although analysts said this was just a temporary setback. Sources close to a cross regulators committee that oversees online finance activities told Chinese financial publication Caixin that authorities plan to shut key bitcoin exchanges in …

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Theater show Ishq’s opening performance receives huge applause in London

LONDON: The Anglo Sufi musical ‘Ishq’ – based on the legendary romance of Heer Ranjha – received a huge applause from the audience on its opening night at the prestigious Sadler’s Well Theatre here in central London. The full-to-capacity audience welcomed the play and appreciated the performances by the actors. The cast is from Pakistan and the UK, includes Ahsan …

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