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Japan skater sent home for failed test


No results at the Pyeongchang Games have been affected as Saito is yet to compete. "The athlete accepted, on a voluntary basis, to be provisionally suspended and to leave the Olympic Village", CAS said in a statement. Japan has a relatively clean record when it comes to sports doping, but this case is the latest in a recent spate of infringements. The IOC and anti-doping authorities have stepped up testing for the Winter Olympics following revelations of a Russian state sponsored doping ... Read More »

Amazon layoffs: Hundreds of job cuts in Seattle, global offices might follow


Shares were up almost 3% on Monday. In the last few months, the company implemented hiring freezes to stem the flow of new workers, cutting the number of open positions in half from the 3,500 listed last Summer. "People are in awful shape", he said. The company has also recently instituted a mandate that managers who oversee other supervisors must have at least four people reporting to them. Read More »

Tunisia package trips resume following Sousse massacre


The group of tourists were met by Nabeul governor Saloua Khiari in a festive atmosphere. The return of Thomas Cook , which is operating three weekly flights to Enfidha-Hammamet, marks a significant moment for Tunisian tourism as January figures show considerable improvement with respect to the same month a year ago. Read More »

Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to get Windows Defender ATP support


Microsoft notes that while one of the main reasons cited for upgrading to Windows 10 is the improved security, there are still plenty of organizations that are still running slightly older operating systems. Many businesses struggle to move their entire fleet to a new OS with legacy and bespoke applications often built or specifically configured to fit an OS. Read More »

Comcast may renew bid for 21st CF


Fox has strengthened the so-called "firewall" remedies it had already tabled, including "establishing a fully independent, expert Sky News editorial board". According to reports from Comcast-owned CNBC and The Wall Street Journal , which is backed by Murdoch's News Corp , the U.S. cable giant is considering a new bid after its initial offer, in the low US$60bn region, was rejected. Read More »

Verizon phone locking is 2018's unwelcome return


Verizon is hoping that by locking down "unlocked" smartphones, it'll put a damper on smartphone theft. The customers most affected by the move are those who purchase a smartphone from Verizon and then travel to another country while the lock period is still in effect. Read More »

European Union economies bouncing back from crisis


The Dutch economy also benefited from buoyant global trade. GDP is seen expanding 0.6%, in line with flash estimate. The second estimate of growth by Eurostat, the statistics agency, confirmed that GDP grew by 0.6 per cent in the final quarter of the year, with separate industrial production figures rising to a new post-financial crisis high. Read More »

Emergency landing on flight from SFO to HNL


The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident. Dramatic video on social media showed a jet engine rattling away without its protective covering on a United Airlines flight that eventually landed safely in Hawaii on Tuesday. Read More »

FBI, CIA Warn Against Buying Huawei Phones


At the gathering in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, the chiefs of CIA, FBI and NSA and the director of national intelligence expressed their concerns over the two Chinese tech giants. That aggressive push, however, has put the company in even more hot water, as fake reviews for its flagship the Mate 10 Pro have reportedly surfaced on Best Buy's website , apparently linked to a Facebook contest spurred on by Huawei. Read More »

New Payments Platform gets public launch


The system will enable the linking of an account to an identifier such as a phone number, email address or ABN (depending on the particular financial institution involved). For more information or to register for a PayID visit the RACQ website . "We will be announcing how we will roll out real-time payments to all our customers across Australia in the coming weeks", a spokesperson said. Read More »

Punjab National Bank Mumbai Branch Reports Fraud 8 Times Its Net Income

Incidentally the fraudulent transactions detected by the bank is just short of Rs 4,000 crore less than the total income that the bank declared in the third quarter (Q3) of this FY17-FY18. This is the second incidence in less than 10 days where a bank has been defrauded. "All the officials of PNB suspended today are of the same branch". Read More »

Chipotle selects Taco bell as its nex6 DEO


Chipotle founder Steve Ells, who served as its chief executive, will become executive chairman. "The Board is confident that Brian's passion and skillset ideally position him to make the bold moves needed to improve operations and take the company to the next level, all while remaining true to our objective and the values that are essential to our customers". Read More »

Credit Suisse reports third straight annual loss after U.S. tax writedowns


That helped the bank return an nearly unchanged pretax profit of 729 million francs (725 million in 2016). The prior year results included net litigation provisions of CHF2.47 billion, primarily relating to the settlements with the US Department of Justice and the National Credit Union Administration Board regarding the bank's legacy residential mortgage-backed securities business. Read More »

You Can Now Mine Cryptocurrency While Reading the News


We're all getting pretty used to visiting news media websites, only to be told that they'd like us to turn our ad blocking software off. "On the other hand, Salon is quite bullish on the use of blockchain technology and announced that it "[plans] to further use any learnings from this to help support the evolution and growth of blockchain technology, digital currencies and other ways to better service the value exchange between content and user contribution". Read More »

Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc: Wellington Management Group Llp Bought Stake

The hedge fund held 3.37 million shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $16.02 million, up from 3.27 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Also published the news titled: "Earnings Reaction History: Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., 57.1 ..." on January 25, 2018. (NYSE:PNC) was sold by Reilly Robert Q. Read More »

Pentwater Capital Management LP Acquires New Stake in Twenty-First Century Fox Inc


Twenty-First Century Fox earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern's scale. Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 7th. The institutional investor owned 81,578 shares of the company's stock after selling 7,229 shares during the period. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Corp holds 0.25% or 1.02 million shares in its portfolio. Read More »

21st Century Fox Offers "Firewall Remedies" To Push Through Sky Deal

Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox has pledged to keep Sky News independent as it looks to assuage concerns related to its proposed acquisition of Sky (LON:SKY). The provisional CMA report raised concerns about the influence of the Murdoch family trust, which controls Fox and News Corp, over the United Kingdom media landscape. Read More »

Asian markets plunge after Wall Street drops 1000 points


Earlier, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by more than 1,000 points for the second time this week. The blue chip average suffered its second 1,000-point drop in a week on Thursday. 'No one can say for sure, but things don't look pretty out there given that the sharp falls haven't been bought this time around. Financial analysts regard corrections as normal events but say the latest unusually abrupt plunge might have been triggered by a combination of events that rattled investors. Read More »

Priya Prakash Varrier: The internet sensation with the deadly wink!


For the uninitiated, debutant Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier has set the internet on fire after the song " Manikya Malaraya Poovi " from the film " Oru Adaar Love " went viral on the internet. While Varrier's video from the film is breaking the Internet, another video of her singing Channa Mereya has resurfaced. Right now, Manikya Malaraya Poovi song is being shared on WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook and other platforms. Read More »

High-scoring Gophers roll past Penn State 101-68 in women's basketball


Entering play on Sunday, the Nittany Lions hold an overall record of 17-9, and have gone 7-6 in Big Ten play. "It's not going to happen overnight". Forward Leron Black scored a game-high 18 points (6-10 FG). After a timeout, Mark Alstork stepped on the line trying to inbound it, another turnover . She was a flawless 4-for-4 shooting in the first quarter, including 2-for-2 from three-point range. Read More »

India's bourses to stop licensing index, stock prices


Although foreign investors have pumped more than U.S. $77 billion into India since 2012, exchanges have long felt they are missing out, because derivatives have been popular in Singapore, which is seen as offering lower tax and a more certain regulatory regime. Read More »

Barclays faces trial over $3 billion Qatar loan


The new charge, in theory at least, puts the bank's entire existence at risk: if it is found guilty its license could be revoked. Barclays Bank has now been charged with the same offence. Former chief executive John Varley, former senior investment banker Roger Jenkins, Thomas Kalaris, a former chief executive of Barclays' wealth division, and Richard Boath, the ex-European head of financial institutions, were all charged in relation to that investigation. Read More »

Aldi is now Britain's favorite grocery store


Aldi has been rated the nation's favourite in-store supermarket in Which?'s annual best and worst supermarket satisfaction survey. Elsewhere, Sainsbury's ended up bottom of the list, with a spokesperson pointing to confusing methodology of the ranking system and highlighting how it beat Aldi in categories like store appearance, queuing time, staff availability and product range. Read More »

Performance Analysis to Overcome Risk: Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE:DPS)

The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Hold" on Tuesday, October 24. The stock increased 0.30% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $117.28. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group on Friday, March 3 with "Outperform". The firm earned "Hold" rating on Wednesday, January 31 by BMO Capital Markets. Read More »

Trump Signs Measure to Increase DoD Spending Over 2 Years


Monday's document will outline proposed spending reforms the administration says would, in enacted, cut deficits over the next decade - even as recently passed tax legislation and spending caps threaten to drive future annual deficits above $1 trillion. Read More »

Australian govt sites hijacked by crypto miner


The hack comes less than a year after the "Wannacry" cyber attack that disrupted computers belonging to more than a third of NHS trusts. More than 4000 websites, including many belonging to governments around the world, were hijacked this weekend by hackers who managed to plant CoinHive code created to exploit the computer power of visiting PCs and mine for cryptocurrency. Read More »

HomePod Vs. Google Home Max: Comparison Of Price, Features, Sound


Apple's decision to restrict HomePod customersto iOS and Apple Music is a strategic effort to keep peopleembedded in its ecosystem. Brian Chen from the New York Times spent his time with all three main smart speakers: HomePod, Alexa , and Home respectively, and his experience paints quite a picture. Read More »

JB Hi-Fi Must Be Still Selling A Lot Of Games And Consoles


Online sales, in particular, were a particularly strong growth area, surging 40.6 per cent to $119.3 million. "One JB Hi-Fi store was closed and we have exited whitegoods and rebranded the four stores to JB Hi-Fi" from JB Hi-Fi Home. Management has controlled The Good Guys for 12 months now, and although it's still early days, the acquisition's performance has underwhelmed compared to JB's Australian segment. Read More »

McDonald's offers 18-karat Big Mac with Twitter contest


The unforgettable item from fine jeweler Nadine Ghosn looks much like a famous burger ring that typically retails for a cool $8,800 . 'We know a lot of our customers will remember the 1974 launch of the Big Mac in the United Kingdom and have continued to enjoy the burger and pass the Big Mac love on since then, it remains our most iconic burger!' You can enter on Twitter. Read More »

New England Research & Management Inc. Raises Stake in Celgene Co. (CELG)

It has outperformed by 0.30% the S&P500. Braun Stacey Associates Inc increased its stake in Celgene Corp ( CELG ) by 51.58% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mizuho set a $128.00 target price on shares of Celgene and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 26th. The stock of Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, January 7 by SunTrust. Read More »

Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM) Shares Sold by Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC


Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). Regions Financial Corporation, a Alabama-based fund reported 22,573 shares. Finally, Mizuho assumed coverage on shares of Yum! The business is expected to report its next earnings report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Niccol sold 927 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $74.00, for a total value of $616,864.00. Read More »