August 14, 2018

Audi’s HD Matrix LED lights may soon be allowed on US roads

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By Roberto Baldwin From engadget After 10 years in development, the lights are being held up by bureaucracy. Headlights typically serve one purpose — helping drivers see the road. To illuminate the asphalt at night the lights traditionally had two settings. Low beams for driving around town and passing other vehicles or high beams for […]

Highest core inflation in decade flattens real US wage growth

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From Newsmax A gauge of U.S. consumer prices jumped by the most in a decade in July, eating into wage gains that have barely budged in the past four months and strengthening the case for the Federal Reserve to keep raising interest rates gradually. The core measure of the Consumer Price Index, which excludes food […]

Phones sold by the four major US carriers could have a major security flaw

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By Rachel England From engadget Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint might have a big problem. Customers using devices from four major cell phone carriers could unknowingly be exposing sensitive data to hackers, according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Fifth Domain reports that DHS-funded researchers from mobile security firm Kryptowire have found vulnerabilities in […]

A landmark ruling for the Sports Betting Industry

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In the United States, until very recently, betting on the outcome of any sporting event was illegal in most states. Nationwide, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act made it illegal to place this kind of bet. That is not to say that it didn’t happen, but it could land the participants in hot water. […]

CBS News: Illegal border crossings from Canada into US up 142 percent

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By Joe Crowe From Newsmax The number of people caught illegally crossing the border from Canada into the U.S. is up 142 percent, CBS News has learned. Border Patrol agents apprehended 445 people entering the United States from Canada in the first six months of 2018. During the same period in 2017, that number was […]

Minister for Agriculture, Cayman Islands’ Premier headed to Jamaica’s Denbigh Agriculture Show

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Agriculture Minister Hon. Juliana O’Connor-Connolly and Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin will attend the 66th staging of the Denbigh Agricultural and Industrial Food Show in May Pen, Clarendon. The annual runs from Saturday, 4 August, 2018, to Monday, 6 August, 2018. The event, under the theme “Grow what we eat, eat […]

Pertamina capitalizes on improved gross split PSC terms to take over Rokan

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Pertamina capitalizes on improved gross split PSC terms to take over Rokan, says GlobalData Following the news (Tuesday 31 July) that Pertamina will replace Chevron in 2021 as sole participant in the license for Rokan, Indonesia’s largest crude producing block, Jonathan Markham, Oil & Gas Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers […]

China’s largest oil group CNPC refutes subsidiary’s role in 1MDB money-laundering scandal

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By Georgina Lee From South China Morning Post The pipeline project unit of China’s state-owned oil and gas giant says funds from China’s EximBank were paid only to its own bank accounts China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering (CPP), a unit of China’s state-owned oil and gas giant China National Petroleum Corp, had refuted a media report […]

Dengue fever outbreak stopped by special mosquitoes

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From BBC Australian researchers say for the first time an entire city has been protected from viral disease dengue. Captive-bred mosquitoes with a naturally occurring bacteria were released in the city of Townsville, where they mated with local mosquitoes. By spreading the bacteria Wolbachia, which hinders dengue transmission, the city has been dengue-free since 2014. […]

Caribbean Life’s Caribbean Roundup

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BY AZAD ALI From Caribbean Life Antigua The Antigua government is moving to source equipment to help in the fight against the sargassum seaweed. This follows a request made to Martinique at the recently concluded Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) meeting of the Council of Ministers of Environmental Sustainability in Montserrat, for assistance in […]