ICANN 61 To Take Place In Puerto Rico Despite Hurricane Damage, 'Minor Inconveniences'

WorldNews.com | 2017-12-13

Despite continuing fallout from a devastating hurricane season, ICANN 61 will take place in Puerto Rico, Domain Incite reported. The March 10-15 meeting will take place at the convention center in San Juan, the report said, and participants can only expect “minor inconveniences.” In a statement,...

CentralNic Completes Acquisition of Top-Level Domain Name .sk

WorldNews.com | 2017-12-13

The acquisition of SK-NIC, the company that controls the .sk country code top-level domain name for Slovakia, has been completed by CentralNic, Domain Name Wire reported. Originally announced in late August, CentralNic planned to acquire only assets of the company, but earlier this month, CentralNic...

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VW bank expects profit rise in 2017 despite diesel scandal

Reuters | 2017-12-13

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The financial arm of German carmaker Volkswagen said on Wednesday that it expects a rise in operating profit in 2017, despite a diesel scandal that has rocked the industry. ......

Over 60000 shell companies closed down in Maharashtra, says Government

The Times of India | 2017-12-13

NAGPUR: Over 60,000 shell companies have been closed down in Maharashtra so far, industries minister Subhash Desai stated in a written reply in the Maharashtra state assembly. "The Union government has issued a list from the Registrar of Companies stating that 60,105 companies in the state have been...

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How can we counter the 'loneliness epidemic' affecting health?

Sydney Morning Herald | 2017-12-13

The potentially harmful effects of loneliness and social isolation on health and longevity, especially among older adults, are well established. For example, in 2013 I reported on research finding that loneliness can raise levels of stress hormones and inflammation, which in turn can increase the...

BJP leader lands in trouble as picture holding an AK-47 rifle goes viral

The Hindu | 2017-12-13

A leader of Jammu and Kashmir BJP unit landed in trouble after a photograph depicting him with an AK-47 Rifle went viral on social media, following which the party distanced itself from him. “He is not an active member of the party,” state...

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Learn to code from the comfort of your couch for under $40

The Daily Dot | 2017-12-12

You don’t need to break the bank to become a coding genius. With The Computer Science Advancement Bundle you can start the career you’ve always wanted. And for much less than the traditional computer science education. When...

Deaf teacher strives to make learning through sign language fun for hearing-impaired pupils

She was born deaf and while Anita Yu On-lam went to a school for the hearing-impaired, she struggled to learn because teachers did not use sign language during lessons. “Teachers there only taught using speech [so] it was mainly guesswork in the classroom,” Yu, who cannot hear anything...

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Serena Williams entered for ‘family-friendly’ Australian Open tennis

Hindustan Times | 2017-12-08

New mum Serena Williams has accepted a place at the 2018 Australian Open and is “anticipated to return” to the tennis tournament in January, less than five months after giving birth, organisers said Friday. The defending women’s champion was among 98 of the 100 top women, and all...

Serena, Kuznetsova uncertain of playing Australian Open

The Star | 2017-11-29

(Reuters) - Former world number one Serena Williams has yet to make a decision about her participation at the Australian Open, while world number 12 Svetlana Kuznetsova is also a doubt for the first grand slam of 2018 after undergoing wrist surgery. ......

The F1 Report: 'Lewis Hamilton would've won 2017 title in a Ferrari'

Sky Sports | 2017-12-13

Lewis Hamilton would have won the F1 drivers' world championship in 2017 even if he was driving a Ferrari rather than a Mercedes. That is just one of the bold verdicts made in an enthralling and explosive edition of the F1 Report during an end-of-year Journalists Special which will be first...

Chris Froome could be stripped of Vuelta title after drugs test result

Scotsman | 2017-12-13

Chris Froome has vowed to provide whatever information is required by the UCI about his use of medication for asthma during the 2017 Vuelta a Espana after a urine test revealed a concentration of Salbutamol double the WADA threshold. Team Sky said in a statement that Froome experienced “acute asthma...

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BBC News | 2017-12-13

Theresa May 'dancing to EU's tune' over Brexit, says Farage

During the debate, several MEPs criticised the UK's Brexit Secretary, David Davis, for suggesting in an interview on Sunday that the first-phase agreement was...

Atlanta Journal | 2017-12-13

Palestinian president says no role for US in peace process

ISTANBUL The Palestinian president said Wednesday his people will not accept any role for the United States in the Mideast peace process "from now on,"...

BBC News | 2017-12-13

Erdogan: World should recognise Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

The BBC's Mark Lowen in Istanbul says the rhetoric at the start of the OIC summit was strong. But the question is what in practice the grouping can do, he adds,...

The Economic Times | 2017-12-13

First 'serious incident' for Japan bullet train as crack found

The train stopped for checks at Nagoya station in central Japan and inspectors discovered a crack in the chassis under one carriage as well as an oil leak. ......

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The Los Angeles Times | 2017-12-13

How to make sexually misbehaving politicians pay

If a lawmaker is accused of sexual harassment, why should the taxpayers be the ones who end up...

BBC News | 2017-12-13

Donald Trump tumbles to earth with a bump

Mr Trump's gut instinct got him the Republican nomination against all the odds and won him the...

The Washington Post | 2017-12-13

The Republicans have momentum on the tax cut. How did it come to this?

It's worth trying to figure out how and why we may be on the verge of legislating a terribly...

The Washington Post | 2017-12-13

How Silicon Valley's blind spots and biases are ruining tech for the rest of us

An industry obsessed with “disruption” hasn't bothered to think about who's being left behind,...