Year: 2018

16 Nov by admin

Green energy subsidies fuel rise of Northern Ireland mega-farms | Environment

Green energy subsidies are fuelling the rise of poultry mega-farms across Northern Ireland, with owners accused of contaminating sensitive habitats with emissions from chicken faeces. An alliance of agri-food companies enlisted the support of Northern Ireland politicians to unlock an estimated £800m in subsidies for contractors. This has paved the way for industry expansion at […]
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Elon Musk’s infamous tweet creates legal morass for Tesla

Photo credit: AUTOMOTIVE NEWS ILLUSTRATION SAN FRANCISCO — Elon Musk’s infamous tweet saying he’d secured funding to take Tesla Inc. private did so much damage to so many different kinds of investors that he should have to face not one, but two or even three separate groups of securities fraud lawsuits, according to lawyers for […]
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Bar Review: Strong Cocktails and Reflections at Windmill

The mood of this quiet bar with bare, white walls is faintly purgatorial. Fortunately, it’s a purgatory that serves drinks—exceptionally good ones, for which the adjective “heavenly” does not overstate things. On a recent Thursday, a gentle waiter offered his aid to two women worrying over which beverage to order. (Souls who “envy every other […]
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Algorithm may one day be able to alter Bible’s style for its audience

Computer scientists are using The Bible to develop an algorithm that will identify and translate different styles of writing. (loc.gov) Computer scientists have used various editions of The Bible to develop an algorithm that identifies different author’s writing styles, Inside Science reported. The researchers — comprising computer scientists and mathematicians from Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, […]
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Michigan auto supplier Dayco could sell for $1 billion, report says

NEW YORK — Dayco Products LLC, a maker of engine parts for vehicles and industrial equipment, has received offers from bidders including Apollo Global Management LLC and Gores Group, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. The suburban Detroit supplier could fetch about $1 billion, said the people, who asked to not be identified because […]
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Wayne Gretzky and the Mysteries of Athletic Greatness

“In Search of Greatness,” a new documentary about athletic genius and creativity, features a memorable scene in which Wayne Gretzky describes his habit, as a four-year-old, of watching hockey games on television with a pen and paper in hand. On the paper, he would draw a rink: the ice surface, as viewed from above. Then, […]
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Forest Service chief vows to rid agency of sexual harassment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid scrutiny stemming from fresh revelations of rampant discrimination, bullying, retaliation and sexual misconduct at the U.S. Forest Service, the agency’s new chief pledged Thursday that she will “do everything in my power to put us on a path to no harassment.” Vicki Christiansen acknowledged to a congressional panel that the Forest […]
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2020 Toyota Corolla gets more pizazz, faces systemic market headwinds

The new Corolla comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite that includes a precollision system, dynamic radar cruise control on highways that will maintain preset distances between vehicles and lane-departure alert. The revamped 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan will hit the streets on a new platform and with a more powerful engine option and […]
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“Widows,” Reviewed: Steve McQueen Grafts Politics onto a Heist Film

With his 2013 movie, “12 Years a Slave,” Steve McQueen took on a subject of mighty historical import and created original, impassioned scenes of high political complexity and moral moment. In “Widows,” he takes on a subject of familiar and overfamiliar entertainment, the heist film, and infuses it with myriad political elements, which he brings […]