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Talk to Pakistan, former Modi ally urges India amid Kashmir tension

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 14:06 | Reuters

Talk to Pakistan, former Modi ally urges India amid Kashmir tensionMehbooba Mufti, who was chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir from early 2014 to June last year when Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party withdrew support for her regional party, said an ongoing crackdown on militants and those supporting secession could further alienate the people. India has vowed to kill all the militants in the country's only Muslim-majority state if they do not give up arms, after a 20-year-old local man killed 40 paramilitary troopers in a suicide attack last month. Indian security forces have killed 18 militants in Kashmir since then, the army said on Monday.



Elizabeth Warren unveils plan to 'break up big tech,' including Amazon, Google, Facebook

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 12:18 | USA TODAY

Elizabeth Warren unveils plan to 'break up big tech,' including Amazon, Google, FacebookIn a post on Medium, Elizabeth Warren says plan would nix Facebook's owning of Instagram, Amazon's deal for Whole Foods and Google owning Doubleclick.



Canada transport minister says won't ground planes after Ethiopia crash

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 16:10 | AFP

Canada transport minister says won't ground planes after Ethiopia crashCanada's transport minister said Monday he won't ground dozens of Boeing 737 MAX 8 jetliners operated by three Canadian carriers, unless an investigation into a deadly Ethiopia crash gives him reasons. Safety doubts over Boeing's best-selling model drove several carriers to ground the aircraft after a new jet crashed in Ethiopia, killing all 157 people on board, including 18 Canadians. Air Canada, Westjet and Sunwing operate 41 of the jetliners in this country.



The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Aerodynamics in Photos

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 09:00 | Car and Driver

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Aerodynamics in Photos



Venezuela Police Free Noted Journalist After Overnight Detention

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 22:47 | Bloomberg

Venezuela Police Free Noted Journalist After Overnight DetentionA top government official had accused Diaz of taking part in a plot to cause a nationwide blackout. The arrest is an escalation of President Nicolas Maduro’s attempts to silence and intimidate the press, which include the recent temporary detentions of Univision journalist Jorge Ramos and U.S. freelance reporter Cody Weddle, deported last week. Diaz’s release was confirmed by the national press workers union, known as SNTP, on Twitter.



Musk's lawyers say tweet complied with SEC fraud settlement

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 03:30 | Associated Press

Musk's lawyers say tweet complied with SEC fraud settlementDETROIT (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk should not be found in contempt of court because he has complied with the terms of a securities fraud settlement, his attorneys wrote in documents filed Monday night with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan.



Trump promotes model's fringe 'Jexodus' campaign encouraging Jews to leave Democratic Party

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 10:21 | Yahoo News

Trump promotes model's fringe 'Jexodus' campaign encouraging Jews to leave Democratic PartyPresident Trump used his massive Twitter platform to promote comments of Elizabeth Pipko, a model-turned-activist and former Trump campaign staffer who is encouraging Jews to leave the Democratic party.



A Growing Number of Countries and Airlines Are Grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 Planes After the Ethiopian Airlines Crash

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 11:27 | Time

A Growing Number of Countries and Airlines Are Grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 Planes After the Ethiopian Airlines CrashAt least 10 countries and 26 airlines have suspended the use of the model after it was involved in two fatal crashes in five months



US tech giant Nvidia in biggest ever deal with $6.9bn takeover of Israel's Mellanox

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 12:32 | The Telegraph

US tech giant Nvidia in biggest ever deal with $6.9bn takeover of Israel's MellanoxThe US computer giant Nvidia has made its biggest-ever acquisition with a $6.9bn (£5.3bn) takeover of Israel’s Mellanox. The deal represents a strategic shift towards cloud computing for Nvidia after a share crash at the end of last year triggered by the end of the cryptocurrency boom and slow sales of its computer game graphics chips. Nvidia is best known for graphical processors, which are used in video and game production but have also become surprisingly proficient at intensive computing tasks such as cryptocurrency mining and artificial intelligence. Its shares rose ten-fold between 2016 and last September amid booming interest in AI and the Bitcoin bubble, but lost half their value at the end of last year as cryptocurrency mining became unprofitable and sales of the graphics cards it sells to video gamers slowed, particularly in China. Mellanox’s networking technology is used within data centres, the remote stacks of powerful computers used by companies to store and process vast amounts of information. Its technology transfers data at high speeds within and between the data centres, which are increasingly in demand due to the rise of cloud computing services in which companies rent server space from Amazon, Microsoft and others. Jensen Huang, Nvidia’s chief executive, said: “The emergence of AI and data science, as well as billions of simultaneous computer users, is fueling skyrocketing demand on the world’s data centers.” The two companies have previously worked together on the world’s two most powerful supercomputers, the IBM-built systems used by the US government. Nvidia reportedly beat away competition from Intel for the acquisition. Intel has also been leaning more heavily on its data centre business as the market for personal computers shrinks. It is by far the company’s biggest acquisition to date, worth almost 20 times the $367m it paid for modem company Icera in 2011. Shares in Nvidia rose by more than 5pc on news of the deal.



Last chance? Theresa May wins Brexit assurances from EU on eve of crucial vote

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 19:50 | Reuters

Last chance? Theresa May wins Brexit assurances from EU on eve of crucial voteScrambling to plot an orderly path out of the Brexit maze just days before the United Kingdom is due to leave on March 29, May rushed to Strasbourg to agree additional assurances with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. "Today we have secured legal changes," May said in a late night news conference in Strasbourg beside Juncker, exactly 17 days before the United Kingdom is due to leave the EU. "Now is the time to come together to back this improved Brexit deal and to deliver on the instruction of the British people," May said.



Cohen likely to face DOJ perjury probe according to top House Democrat

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 11:02 | FOX News Videos

Cohen likely to face DOJ perjury probe according to top House DemocratRep. Katie Hill tells Fox News she believes Rep. Elijah Cummings will refer Michael Cohen to the Justice Department for a perjury investigation after his House testimony; Catherine Herridge reports from Washington.



How to stay cool under pressure, according to Barack Obama

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 12:59 | The Independent

How to stay cool under pressure, according to Barack ObamaFormer President Barack Obama shared his secrets on how he was able to remain calm and level-headed under immense pressure throughout his presidency while speaking at a tech conference this week. The 44th President of the United States told attendees in Salt Lake City, Utah on Wednesday that there some truth to his nickname “no drama Obama,” despite admitting he would still be ridden with fear over making a mistake. It wasn’t until his second term did Mr Obama experienced a “shedding of fear” that he said helped him perform better.



PHOTOS: In Gaza, women walk thin line between hope and despair

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 09:24 | Yahoo News Photo Staff

PHOTOS: In Gaza, women walk thin line between hope and despairThose restrictions have devastated Gaza’s economy and left many of its women, like Rudwan’s younger sister, struggling to find work after graduating from college.



Hollywood stars among dozens charged over college entrance scam

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 14:40 | AFP

Hollywood stars among dozens charged over college entrance scamNew York (AFP) - "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman and fellow Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin were among 50 people indicted Tuesday in a multi-million dollar scam to help children of the American elite cheat their way into top universities. The accused, who also include chief executives, financiers, a winemaker and fashion designer, allegedly cheated in admissions tests or arranged for bribes to get their children into prestigious schools including Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and the University of Southern California, federal prosecutors said.







Today's Horoscope

Aries Horoscope for Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Your brain is a fine machine. Ideas come easily and stay long enough for you to express them. You`re even ready to act on what`s obviously the right thing to do. Waiting for approval is a sucker`s game, but some people expect you to play it. If you have no patience for this, well, that`s understandable. Just keep in mind that even the best intentions can lead to an awkward situation. Keep your dealings with others light and breezy, no matter how time-consuming it is.
Taurus
Making a decision is half the battle. Lucky you -- you have too many good options. You`re tired of being at a standstill. Do whatever it takes to get you moving again. You feel extravagant when it comes to money, but wary of your own impulse. Listen to this feeling. It helps you consider the consequences of making a big purchase. The buyer doesn`t have to beware if he or she is strong enough to leave the store empty-handed. Hosts worry about their guests, though.
Gemini

Anyone looking for a good time shows up at your house. Maybe you didn`t issue an invitation, but somehow the word is out. Those Stars are in a frisky mood! Now the party shifts into high gear. Make it last all night and into the next day, if that`s what you want. You keep everyone interested with your sparkling conversation and alluring moves. Even if you`re not looking for love, you`re prepared to make new friends. Get to know someone that clearly has a lot to offer. It`s your cosmic nature to find similarities that connect you to everything you admire.
Cancer
Time crawls. Time flies. Time does everything but move at a pace that you recognize as normal. Maybe this has something to do with your internal dialogue. You plunge into the depths of your psyche. You`re sorting your feelings into big, unruly piles, or wrestling with temptation in ways that might never see the light of day. You want what you want, but self-control appears to be gaining the upper hand for now. Meanwhile, your inbox is filling up, and your to-do list isn`t getting any shorter. Try to tackle everything that`s weighing on your mind.
Leo

The world revolves around you. You`re at the center of all the action. Consequences can be traced back to your intentions. You love sitting in the seat of power, even though your position has its responsibilities. Friends recognize your generosity. They come to you for open-ended loans or to use you as a sounding board. You are, however, honest about your own hopes and desires. This is the way to sharing and bonding. You`re setting a tone that everyone will be able to hear.
Virgo
Some things take too much effort. Try as you might, you may need a little more than your best. It can also be a little troublesome when others see your struggle and offer to help. This is something that you and you alone can do, if it`s going to get done at all. Listen to their advice, if only to make them happy. It does nothing for you. Strength may be an issue. If your load is too heavy, rest your arms. You`ll pick it up again when you`ve had a moment to figure out what you`re doing.
Libra

Coincidences happen. Teams and alliances form. Singles become couples through the magic of love. Maybe you`re putting out the right kind of energy. Maybe it`s just in the Stars. Whatever the cause, life gets interesting when the ambient charm and attraction peak the meters. Many people are hungry for your company. Some drop in to visit you. Others invite you to new or familiar places. In no time, your dance card is full. You`ll never run out of funds with everyone else paying your way. Protest is futile. Just be yourself.
Scorpio
Sometimes you feel weightless. A sudden movement would send you off in a new direction before you could get a grip. Sometimes you feel so vast and solid that it`s if you were growing roots. When you go to these extremes in the same day, times are interesting, if unsettling. Trying to penetrate the mystery could just make it worse. You sense something odd beneath the surface of a casual conversation. Don`t even go there. Instead, rediscover your sense of humor. The world is actually a very funny place. Share the joke if others ask why you`re laughing.
Sagittarius

Check your logic at the door. Most of the usual belief systems have no effect here. Highly esoteric philosophies might not translate well to life beyond the campus or outside the lab. When you`re standing in the middle of a busy street, your first priority is to dodge things that will bump into you. It`s easy enough to recognize others who stumble along in their own veils of illusion. Avoid these people instead of hailing them as sisters and brothers. You recognize the problems of dealing with someone who`s all flash and no substance. What they think they want is different from what they actually need.
Capricorn
You love clear ideas. You`d rather communicate in language that`s free of adverbs and adjectives. If people would just say what they meant, it would be easier to live in this world. But people will never say what they mean. Before you feel overwhelmed, understand that you can make some of the changes on your own. Collect the right tools and start close to home. Landscape details become obvious when you cut back the new growth. The first draft runs closest to the original plan. Once others see what you`re doing, you might get some willing passengers on the bandwagon.
Aquarius

" Each act is an act of creation. Random events follow the most deeply innovative script you ever read. You see landscape paintings and art photos wherever you look. Cosmic messages manifest themselves in the sounds of the natural world. The nearest tree, for instance, could be an active player in your band. Anything could be a musical instrument, and everyone is a potential lover. Whatever you did to change your attitude is obviously working. And you`d do it all again tomorrow, too. You absolutely have to share. Open the door to this fun house and invite your friends insid
Pisces
Inspiration is a tricky thing. The muses dangle visions in front of you, but they have some say about how you can use them. You do much better with generalities than with specifics. The energy setting you on fire is the stuff of brainstorms and jams, sketches and jotted notes. In other words, this is your time to write poems instead of business plans. Pursuing a set schedule is just begging for trouble. Spend the day with people who understand and approve of your inspired creative streak.