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Global Business News for 19 Aug 2018

Bringing hermit of Goat Island back to life

Miami Herald - 19 Aug 2018 08:00
Writer Tim Gilmore likes to poke around in the stranger corners of Jacksonville's history, so it was almost inevitable that he would one day make it to the Goat Man. …
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Named Airtel Thank, the offer includes free benefits such as Amazon Prime subscription, Amazon Pay gift card worth Rs 51, yearly mobile protection, Airtel TV and Wynk music app subscription
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Emerging markets turmoil revives a dreaded old Opec ghost

The Economic Times - 19 Aug 2018 07:33
For Saudi Arabia, the turmoil in emerging markets is another complication in an already testy environment.
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PFRDA sets up panel for advice on cyber safety

The Economic Times - 19 Aug 2018 07:26
The committee has been constituted by the Pension Fund and Regulatory Development Authority (PFRDA) to keep an eye on the technological changes.
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ITC's valuation zoomed Rs 11,062.56 crore to Rs 3,83,522.35 crore.
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Much of the history of La Salle Avenue sits in plain sight. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports on the south end, an iconic burger joint and a drive-in theater-turned-flea market greet …
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A watched pot never boils, goes the saying. It's a lesson in patience -- one of many, for Angela Waseskuk. She is the artist-in-residence at Hartman Reserve Nature Center, and …
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The question of who raped and strangled a college student inside her Tulsa apartment has haunted investigators and her loved ones since the brutal slaying in 2004. DNA tests proved …
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Cheryl Angelelli feels lucky. After a tragic accident in a swimming pool left her a quadriplegic at 14, her parents did not treat her any differently. "They didn't coddle me," …
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Although the national airline has long had its wings clipped, Thabang Motsohi is confident that regimented management could restore it to its former glory.
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Benchmark index BSE Sensex gained 0.2 per cent in the holiday-truncated last week.
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As crab season peaks, it's time to revisit the remarkable life of Gustav Brunn. Born in 1893 in southern Germany, Brunn worked in Europe as a spice merchant, selling seasoning …
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Gregory Hutson had no doubts. He knew he was going to come home from the USA Special Olympics with a bright, shiny medal. "I'm going to Seattle to win a …
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Dozens of cities like San Francisco and companies like Starbucks are looking for ways to reduce the amount of plastic going to landfills. Just one example is the recent surge …
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A 'loudmouth, partisan,Getty President Trump questioned John Brennan's record as CIA director in a tweet Saturday morning. He also called Brennan a "loudmouth, partisan, political hack who cannot be trusted with the secrets... of our country." Trump's tweet came three days after he revoked Brennan's security clearance, saying the former CIA director was "leveraging" it to make "unfounded and outrageous" claims on television. President Trump lashed out at former CIA director John Brennan on Twitter Saturday morning, three days after revoking his security clearance. The president questioned Brennan's record as CIA director and called him a "political hack."See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: A North Korean defector's harrowing story of escape See Also: One of the most important witnesses in...
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White House counsel Don McGahnAndrew Harnik/AP White House counsel Donald McGahn reportedly sometimes has a fraught relationship with President Donald Trump and calls him "King Kong" behind his back. The New York Times reported... several current and former White House officials said McGahn was frustrated by Trump's "volcanic anger" and frequent outbursts. The report also revealed that McGahn has sat for over 30 hours of questioning by special counsel Robert Mueller's team as part of their look at possible obstruction of justice by Trump. White House counsel Donald McGahn reportedly has a somewhat fraught relationship with President Donald Trump and calls him "King Kong" behind his back. The New York Times reported that the nickname came from McGahn's frustration with Trump's "volcanic anger" and frequent outbursts,...
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Lockheed Martin's #WorldPhotoDay Tweet Backfires

The Huffington Post - 19 Aug 2018 04:22
Lockheed Martin'sThe since-deleted tweet came days after reports identified a Lockheed Martin bomb as one used in an attack on a Yemen school bus.
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Off the back of announcing PSVR has sold three million units worldwide, Sony just revealed the top 10 most-played VR games in North America. It's Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR that comes... out on top. The 2017 port of the open-world epic role-playing game remains one of Upload’s favorite VR experiences to date, so we're not […]
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7 of the biggest financialVivien Killilea/Getty Images for Henri Bendel Millennials are the generation born between 1981 and 1996. Because they came of age during the Great Recession,millennials are dealing with a number of... financial problems. Some of millennials' most critical money problems are student loan debt, inflating living costs, unexpected expenses, and needing to save more for life milestones. Defined as the cohort born between 1981 and 1996, millennials are the generation known for being tech-savvy, pursuing their passions, and killing a bunch of industries. They're also known for shouldering a number of financial burdens specific to their generation. This is in large part due to the fact thatmillennialsgrew up or entered the workforce during the Great Recession, creatingunique financial challenges....
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The 25 most generous philanthropists in America today

Business Insider - 19 Aug 2018 03:54
The 25 most generousJustin Sullivan/Getty Images The Chronicle of Philanthropypublishes anannual list of the top 50 philanthropists(both individuals and couples) by calculating their yearly donations. In 2017, America's... wealthiest residentsdonated $14.7 billion to nonprofit organizations. About 60% of the total was donated by people who made their fortunes in tech,suggesting America's philanthropic center is shifting away fromWall Street and towards Silicon Valley, according to The Chronicle. America's wealthiest peopledonated $14.7 billion in 2017 to causes, alma maters, foundations, and charities — more than doubling the amount given away in 2016. For 18 years, The Chronicle of Philanthropyhas published anannual round up of the top-50 philanthropistsin America by calculating their yearly donations. In...
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13 of Aretha Franklin's mostJamie McCarthy/Getty; Business Insider Aretha Franklin died at her home in Detroit on Thursday at the age of 76, her publicist told the Associated Press. The "Queen of Soul" was one of the... best-selling female artists in history with 75 million records sold worldwide in her career. These are 13 of her most inspirational quotes throughout her expansive career and life. On love: Getty; Business Insider On respect: Kevin Winteri/Getty; Business Insider On songwriting: Rick Diamondi/Getty; Business Insider See the rest of the story at Business Insider See Also: I've used the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X -- and the winner is clear Soul music legend Aretha Franklin has died at age 76 We made a timeline showing the entire history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe SEE ALSO:Soul music legend Aretha...
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How Samsung's new Galaxy NoteTony Villas-Boas/Business Insider The Galaxy Note 9 is here — but is it an upgrade from last year's Galaxy Note 8? In several ways, yes. The Galaxy Note 9 has a bigger battery, some advanced camera... features, and more starting storage. It also comes with a more advanced S Pen that can be used as a remote (which, if you buy the blue version of the Galaxy Note 9, comes in bright yellow). The Galaxy Note 9 is also bigger, heavier, and costs at least $70 more than last year's model, putting it on par with the iPhone X as one of the most expensive smartphones you can buy. But the Galaxy Note 9 also has a very similar overall design to the Galaxy Note 8, the same camera from a hardware standpoint as last year's model, and identical features like wireless fast charging and a nearly edge-to-edge...
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I've been using theA few months back — a little over six, to be more exact — I tested out the Google Home Max, Google's $400 smart speaker. I'm not an audiophile, or an expert on high-end speaker rigs. Despite my... best efforts, I can't really tell the finite differences between one expensive speaker and another. Whether it's from lack of ability or lack of education, I'm just not a connoisseur. What I am is someone who likes music (aren't we all?) and six months ago, I decided to test the Google Home Max to see if it fit my criteria as a regular, music-enjoying person.It passed with flying colors.I loved the device, and to this day, it's usually my answer when people ask me what's the coolest thing I've tried. But love can fade. The thing that once seemed like the best, most exciting, coolest product in...
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Samsung just unveiled itsSamsung Samsung announced its first smart speaker, the Galaxy Home, during an event in Brooklyn, New York, on Thursday. The Galaxy Home will be powered by Samsung's artificial-intelligence voice... assistant, Bixby, for voice commands. More details are expected in November during the Samsung Developer Conference. Samsung announced its first smart speaker, the Galaxy Home, during its event in Brooklyn, New York, on Thursday. The "smart" part comes from Samsung's Bixby artificial-intelligence voice assistant. Much as with Amazon's Alexa, Google's Assistant, and Apple's Siri, Bixby is designed to answer questions and perform voice-activated tasks.See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: We tried gaming on the Samsung CHG90 ultrawide gaming monitor See Also: Google's DeepMind AI...
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7 things you need to look forFlickr/IntelFreePress There are tons of lists online that suggest what computer you should buy, but there are so many great computers out there that any list is incomplete. You're better off knowing... what will cater to your specific needs. That way, you can look for the right computer for you, even if it may not be found in the hundreds of roundups online. Below, I've listed what kind of specs you should consider based on what kind of user you are, whether you're a professional, power user, casual user, or use a computer purely for email. Everything below applies to both laptops and desktops, as well as Windows and Mac machines. Check it out: High-end specs: Smooth, fast performance for professionals, power users, and those who don't want to wait for things to happen on their computers....
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