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Nike stumbles into social media storm after basketball star's shoe splits

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Nike Inc sneaker worn by a college basketball superstar split in half less than a minute into a highly anticipated game between Duke University and North Carolina, prompting an outcry on social media as the company sought to figure out what caused the malfunction. Zion Williamson, a 6-foot-7-inch freshman forward Read More

Petroteq Energy Announces Production of Oil

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Sherman Oaks, CA, Feb. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NEWMEDIAWIRE — Petroteq Energy Inc.(the “Company”) (TSXV:PQE; OTC:PQEFF; FSE: PQCF), a fully integrated oil and gas company, is pleased to announce that it has completed its first maintenance turnaround at its oil sands processing facility (the “Plant”) located near Vernal, Utah, and has recommenced the production of oil from the Read More

Former teacher & mother of 4 becomes Russia’s 2nd female billionaire

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The owner of Russia’s biggest web retailer, Tatyana Bakalchuk, has entered the list of Russian billionaires. She managed to build her company, Wildberries, from scratch into a US$1.2 billion firm. This year, Wildberries – the leader of Russian online retailing, where you can find hundreds of thousands of items from clothing to electronics – has Read More

New methanol plants expected to increase industrial natural gas use through 2020

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February 21, 2019 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on data from S&P Platts New methanol plants under development in the United States are increasing natural gas consumption in the industrial sector. Methanol plants are among the most natural gas-intensive industrial end users and require natural gas both as a feedstock and for process heat. Read More

Blown away by innovation or price? Samsung's foldable phone opens new frontier

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SAN FRANCISCO/SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has wowed the smartphone industry with the first foldable screen, burnishing its innovation credentials, banishing “fast follower” criticism and, at nearly $2,000, setting a new standard in premium pricing. The Samsung Galaxy Fold phone is shown on a screen at Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s Unpacked event in Read More

Blown away by innovation or price? Samsung's foldable phone opens up debate

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(Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has wowed the smartphone industry with the first mainstream foldable screen, accompanied by a nearly $2,000 price tag that generated heated debate as to whether it may prove too expensive to revive slumping sales. The Samsung Galaxy Fold phone is shown on a screen at Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s Read More

‘Silicon Valley bureaucrats deciding who gets freedom of speech’: Jimmy Dore on Facebook censorship

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The US government tries to control political narratives on social media, encouraging Silicon Valley giants’ censorship in exchange for good graces, a top US social commenter said, after Facebook closed some RT-linked pages. “The ultimate goal of all this Russiagating that is happening in the United States is to expand the security state’s control over Read More

Man accused of UK terror plot charged with planning Germany attack

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A man accused of plotting a terrorist bomb attack in the UK has appeared in court charged with inciting an atrocity in Germany. Fatah Mohammed Abdullah, 33, was arrested in December last year after he allegedly bought “explosive pre-cursors” online. Last week, he was charged with inciting two people to commit a terror attack in Read More

A fish called Nasrallah: Israel hails decline of ‘toxic’ catfish from their waters

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Israel has managed to mostly banish a particularly invasive fish species from its waters. They came through the Suez Canal and fishermen nicknamed them after the leader of Hezbollah for their toxicity. Israel’s Ministry of Environmental Protection lauded a “significant decrease in the presence of the invasive, poisonous Nasrallah fish” found in the shallow waters Read More

EU countries back copyright reforms aimed at Google, Facebook

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union countries on Wednesday endorsed an overhaul of the bloc’s copyright rules which would force Google and Facebook Inc to pay publishers for news snippets and filter out copyright-protected content on YouTube or Instagram. FILE PHOTO: A European Union flag is seen outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium November Read More