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IAF tables RFP for 83 Tejas LCA

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With no other firm competing for this contract, the Request for Proposal (RFP) issued by the Defence Ministry will nearly certainly translate into a tender for the supersonic fighter jet. "There is no doubt about that the Tejas is a four-and-half generation world class fighter jet". IAF ordered 40 Tejas LCA in its basic configuration- called Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) - from the HAL, which already delivered five of them. Lire la suite »

EU Court Says You're a Taxi Company

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Earlier, the European Court of Justice struck down Uber's arguments that it is an information services company, ruling that it should be regulated like a transport company within EU member nations. This is the final verdict in a legal challenge spanning several years, as various European Union taxi associations have challenged Uber's claim that it's not a transport service, but a technology platform. Lire la suite »

China's Didi said to be worth $56B after raising more cash

Chinese ride hailing firm Didi Chuxing is now the second valuable venture-backed private company after it raised $4bn (£2.9bn) in its latest funding round on Tuesday. Last month, Uber was said to be worth $54 billion. Didi expanded rapidly overseas the past year since completing its purchase in 2016 of Uber's China business to become the dominant player domestically. Lire la suite »

'Grave Political Provocation': Pyongyang Rejects US WannaCry Attack Allegations

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White House Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert said US President Donald Trump had rallied allies and responsible tech companies around the world to increase the security and resilience of the Internet. Thursday's warning came amid heightened tensions following the North's test-launch of its most powerful missile last month. According to experts North Korea´s cyber warfare targets have expanded from the political - it was accused of hacking into Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014 to ... Lire la suite »

Faction emerges in Nigeria's main opposition party

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The group is comprises some PDP chairmanship aspirants that lost out at the December 9 national convention. Some aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have resolved to announce the emergence of a parallel PDP known as " Fresh PDP ". Lire la suite »

Two Confederate statues removed from Memphis, TN parks

Nathan Bedford Forrest from Health Sciences Park and of President Jefferson Davis from Fourth Bluff Park. They sold the parks where the statues were displayed to a nonprofit organization for $1,000 each. Protesters have called for the removal of the Forrest statue, saying it represents racism and bigotry. City leaders have discussed ways to relocate the statue of Forrest and move his remains, which are buried under the monument. Lire la suite »

Fire In South Korean Commercial Building Kills At Least 29

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A Jecheon fire department official - who wished to remain anonymous - said most of the victims were trapped in public baths on the second and third floors. Some 50 fire engines, 60 firefighters and two choppers were sent to the scene to put out fire and rescue people. The agency adds that almost 50 fire engines and trucks responded to the scene to fight the fire, along with two helicopters. Lire la suite »

NYSE Bats For Bitcoin ETFs

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Earlier this month, futures on the hot digital currency launched on the Cboe Futures Exchange. "Hopefully, that what comes out of this move: more regulatory oversight", he said. Instead, these Futures pushed values up by 20% , taking Bitcoin up to $19,000 before a small pullback. "The Fund will not be benchmarked to the current price of bitcoin and will not invest directly in bitcoin". Lire la suite »

Corée du Sud: 18 morts dans l'incendie d'un sauna

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Vingt-six personnes ont été transportées à l'hôpital après avoir inhalé de la fumée mais leurs jours ne sont pas en danger, selon les pompiers. "Toutes les victimes ont été découvertes dans le sauna de l'immeuble", a déclaré un porte-parole des pompiers. Lire la suite »

Pregnant woman dead, 100 injured in Iran quake panic

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A magnitude 5.2 quake jolted a town near Iran's capital on Wednesday, according to state television, causing people in buildings to pour out into the streets in fear. Iran sits atop several fault lines, and yesterday's quake is the latest in a series to have hit the country in little more than a week. Last month, a 7.3 magnitude natural disaster jolted the Iranian border, killing at least 620 people and injuring thousands others. Lire la suite »

Une voiture fonce sur des piétons — Australie

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Les secours ont " conduit 13 personnes dans les hôpitaux de la ville", dont certaines grièvement blessées, ont déclaré les services des ambulances . "Le véhicule avec deux hommes à bord a percuté la foule sans montrer aucun signe de vouloir ralentir, avant de s'écraser contre une borne", racontent d'autres témoins aux caméras de télévision. Lire la suite »

Five killed, nine injured in boiler blast in sugar factory in Bihar

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On November 5, at least 15 labourers were injured, seven of them seriously, when a fire broke out at a mill following an explosion in an oil tank on Hisar-Tohan road in Haryana. Shashi Kant Mishra said, "The condition of all the 9 workers who have been brought to the hospital is extremely serious". As many as nine people have been injured in the Sasa Musa Sugar Mill boiler blast. Lire la suite »

Facebook just added a simple 'on/off switch' for its facial recognition features

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Thinly disguised as ease-of-use, the "on/off switch" mandates that to enjoy any of the benefits, you must accept all of the network's terms. Facebook said it also plans to use facial recognition technology to notify users if someone else uploads a photo of them as their profile picture, which the company said may help reduce impersonations, as well as in software that describes photos in words for people who have vision loss, so that they can tell who is in a photo. Lire la suite »

National Planning Corp Decreases Position in Nucor Co. (NYSE:NUE)

The hedge fund run by Joseph Edelman held 6.01M shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $13.34M, up from 5.11M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Since September 19, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $1.59 million activity. 15,131 shares were sold by FERRIOLA JOHN J , worth $913,959. Lire la suite »

Maltraitance animale: le "tigre à selfie" qui indigne la Thaïlande

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La séquence a touché un nerf, dans un pays souvent accusé d'exploitation abusive des animaux à des fins touristiques. Les touristes n'hésitent pas à s'asseoir sur l'animal qui est enchaîné ou à se coller à lui pour prendre la photo. Le pays est souvent accusé par les associations de défense des animaux d'exploiter les éléphants, les singes, les tigres pour le tourisme, ou encore de les drogue pour permettre aux touristes de faire leurs selfies. Lire la suite »

Nokia 9 to reportedly come with dual front cameras

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While the first sensor comes with f/2.4 lens, the second one has f/2.0 aperture. The FCC listing that we reported on Wednesday showed the presence of a 5-megapixel front camera sensor on the Nokia 9. Nokia 9 is expected to launch early next year, and will come with some top of the line features in the premium midrange segment, and will probably come with Android Oreo, which has already started rolling out to their current flagships, including Nokia 8 . Lire la suite »

Pouvoir d'achat : un simulateur pour savoir ce qui vous attend en 2018

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D'après le gouvernement, " plus de six ménages sur dix bénéficieront de gains de pouvoirs d'achat dès l'année prochaine . Pour le faire savoir, il a élaboré un outil censé permettre aux contribuables français d'évaluer l'impact des réformes fiscales qu'il a décidées sur leur pouvoir d'achat dans les prochaines années. Lire la suite »