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Wall St. advances ahead of Fed policy meeting

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Banks and tech helped lead Wall Street higher on Monday, while Boeing and Facebook were a drag and investors eyed this week’s U.S. Federal Reserve meeting for affirmation of its commitment to “patient” monetary policy. FILE PHOTO: A trader works on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Read More

Role of a Lifetime: Life Lessons with Peter Krause

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – If you are looking for steady work, it is probably best not to go into show business. Unless you are Peter Krause, that is. FILE PHOTO: Actor Peter Krause announces the nominations for the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California December 11, 2014. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok The 53-year-old Minnesota Read More

Low Carbon Heat Recovered from Wastewater: Second District Heat Network Powered by SHARC Energy Technology

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sharc International Systems Inc.  (CSE: SHRC) (FSE: IWIA) (OTCQB: INTWF) (“SHARC” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company’s UK subsidiary SHARC Energy Systems (“SHARC Energy”) have been appointed to support the development of the new low temperature District Heating Scheme (“DHS”) in Stirling, Read More

Imran Khan announces national award for Pakistani ‘martyred’ trying to stop NZ mosque gunman

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A Pakistani man who died after heroically throwing himself in front of the gunman who attacked two New Zealand mosques on Friday, will be bestowed with a posthumous national award, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said Sunday. Father-of-three Naeem Rashid, 49, was among nine Pakistani citizens killed in the shootings, which targeted Friday prayers in Read More

Swedish right-wing MP proposes… building mosque & Muslim center to draw immigrants

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A local council member shocked his populist, anti-immigration party by suggesting the town build a mosque and cultural center to attract “enterprising” immigrants to save itself from decline. Mark Collins, a 63-year-old member of the Sweden Democrats (SD), said that drawing immigrants to Kramfors, a small coastal municipality in the north, could help revive it. Read More

If new gene-edited cooking oil is a scientific marvel just say so – but don’t secretly feed it to us

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With a new generation of genetically-altered foods, manufacturers are still trying to gain public acceptance by stealth. If they are sure of their product, they should convince people to buy it, not sneak it into the food chain. This week, Minnesota biotech firm Calyxt announced the first commercial gene-edited product on the US market – Read More

Facebook blames server tweak for blackout issues

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Facebook has said that a “server configuration change” was to blame for the worst outage in its history. It said it had “triggered a cascading series of issues” for its platforms, including WhatsApp and Instagram. The disruption, which lasted for more than 14 hours, left most of its products inaccessible around the globe. It took Read More

U.S. regulators want public's view on cars with no steering wheel, brakes

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. regulators will ask the public if robotic cars should be allowed on streets without steering wheels or brake pedals as they try to set the first legal boundaries for their design in the world’s second largest vehicle market. FILE PHOTO: A Cruise self-driving car, which is owned by General Motors Corp, Read More