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Team to use virtual reality to help with real-world arms control.

Efforts to reduce nuclear stockpiles soon may get a boost from a team of Princeton University researchers and a socially responsible gaming company that are seeking to use virtual reality to help improve systems to discover and monitor nuclear materials worldwide.

- Princeton University - US

What you need to know before the open.

Today's top story: The UK's current account deficit was even bigger than we thought Today's leader: Macron faces an uphill battle to reform France European markets are expected to open up this morning, after Asian stocks rose on news of robust metals prices. The FTSE 100 is seen 27 points higher at 7,346 according to IG ...

- City AM - UK

Foreign affairs and trade promotion: why?.

Integrating trade promotion into our country's foreign affairs ministry for the very first time, after the last general election victory, was logical. The last term in government saw our missions overseas, plus non-resident ambassadors build on their solid diplomatic relationships and increase business interactions to help ...

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Bulgarian-Romanian Working Meeting Will Discuss the Need of Dunabe Bridge 3.

A Bulgarian-Romanian working meeting in the Bulgarian town of Russe on the Dunabe will discuss the need to build a 3rd bridge over the Dunabe on the territory of the cross-border region of Russe-Giurgiu, reported BGNES. MPs, representatives of state and local administration on both sides of the Dunabe, as well as other ...

- Novinite - BG

Currency rates for August 22.

Official exchange rate of US dollar and euro to Azerbaijani manat for August 22 was set at 1.7008 manats and 2.0081 manats, respectively.

- AzerNews - AZ

A Google Tax Isn't Going To Give Publishers The Payout They Think It Will.

Somehow newspaper publishers -- especially those located in Europe -- believe the road to recovery is paved with income siphoned off Google. There have been plenty of proposed "snippet taxes" and other demands Google pay online publications for sending traffic their way. So far, nothing has panned out as the papers had ...

- Techdirt - US

Lithuania Gets First LNG Cargo From The U.S.

Lithuania today received its first cargo of U.S. liquefied natural gas as it tries to diversify its gas supplies away from Russia, despite Moscow's insistence that the United States can't replace Russian gas in Europe even if it gave it away.  While Russia is undermining the U.S. shipments to Europe, Lithuania is Central ...

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Imperial sighs after broker waves away vaping scepticism.

Quiet wider market ends with FTSE 100 down 5.1 points at 7,318.88

- Financial Times - US

Global markets start week on hesitant note.

Dollar stays under pressure while base metals hit multiyear highs

- Financial Times - US

Fast Europe Open: Switzerland trade, UK public finances.

- Financial Times - US

IDG Contributor Network: How tech giants are putting big data to work.

Apple, Amazon and Microsoft may have made themselves globally recognized, billion-dollar brands by producing the most innovative products and services, but these days they’re finding a new way to dominate the market: exploiting big data. The profitable strategies used by these tech giants are now being studied across ...

- Network World - US

BrandPost: How to Know if An Active-Active Architecture Right for You

Software defined WANs have gained market momentum so quickly because their value proposition is multi-faceted. Some enterprises have looked to SD-WAN as a way to dramatically lower network transport costs, while others are building SD-WANs to automate network operations. One of the more common use-cases I have seen is to ...

- Network World - US

SCOTUS May Decide If “To Google” Is A Generic Term

Earlier this year, a federal court decided that while googling' is a popular phrase that means to search for something online,' that doesn't mean the company should lose its trademark protection. Now the people behind that case have filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court, hoping that the Supremes will agree that a ...

- The Consumerist - US

Has Marketing Automation Started Making Sense?

B2B marketing automation has a long way to go, suggest the results of a recent survey of more than 350 marketing professionals in the United States and Europe. Act-On Software commissioned Econsultancy to conduct the research for its State of B2B Marketing report released last week. Only 51 percent of respondents said the ...

- E-Commerce Times - US

Hundreds of languages are spoken in the UK, but this isn't always reflected in the classroom

It's not all about English. shutterstockMore than 300 different languages are now spoken in British schools. And in England, over 20% of primary school children use English as an additional language. This equates to over 900,000 children for whom English is not their first language. These children might have been born in ...

- The Conversation - UK

South African universities need to rethink how they invest their millions

The Rhodes Must Fall movement accused the University of Cape Town of having blood on its hands for investing in the mining company Lonmin. Ian Barbour/ are no longer simply institutions of learning. Over the past 50 years, they have also become important players in global financial markets. They have become institutional ...

- The Conversation - UK

Greening the concrete jungle: how to make environmentally friendly cement

With some tweaks to the recipe, cement and concrete can be made kinder to the planet. Postman Photos/Shutterstock.comCement is the world's most widely used material apart from water, largely because it is the key ingredient in concrete, the world's favourite building material. But with cement's success comes a huge amount ...

- The Conversation - UK

Science is important but moves too fast: five charts on how Australians view science and scientists

More than 50% of Australians think drugs should be cleared for use before they've completed clinical trials. Neale Cousland/shutterstock Ninety percent of Australians feel science has made life easier overall. But we're a complex nation when it comes to the finer details of how we view science and scientists. We recently ...

- The Conversation - UK

China's solar panels shine spotlight on North Korea trade

Traders from North Korea visit Yuan Huan's shop in the Chinese border city of Dandong several times a month to place orders, bringing their own translators and wads of cash. Yuan, manager of Sangle Solar Power, said sales to North Koreans have soared in the past two years, one of the border businesses still thriving despite ...

- Yahoo! News - US

ARM FY headline earnings to increase; company sets R330m aside for silicosis claims

Diversified miner African Rainbow Minerals expects its headline earnings a share for the 2017 financial year to be between R16.25 and R17.02, 229% to 245% higher than the headline earnings a share of R4.94 achieved in the 2016 financial year. The JSE-listed company noted in a trading statement on Monday that its headline ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Trump wants India to help US with Afghanistan 'goals'

Washington, Aug 22 US President Donald Trump has said that he wants to further develop strategic partnership with India to achieve country's goals in Afghanistan, saying American troops "will fight to win" and "from now on victory will have a clear definition." "We appreciate India's important contributions to stability in ...

- Yahoo! News - US

India makes billions with US, need more help in Afghanistan: Trump

Washington: United States President Donald Trump has sought more help from India in Afghanistan.Speaking from the Fort Myer military base in Arlington, Va., Trump said, "We will develop a deeper strategic partnership with India, but we want them to help us more in Afghanistan."He further added that "India makes billions of ...

- Sify - IN

Mosques speak out in Indian city to stop sale of brides to Arab men

MUMBAI: Mosques in the Indian technology hub of Hyderabad are joining a growing campaign to stop schoolgirls being sold as brides to elderly Arab men, authorities said on Monday, amid an outcry about a new spate of cases.India launched an investigation last week into the marriage of a 16-year-old girl with a 65-year-old ...


Money market report for the week ending August 18

On August 11, the European Central Bank announced its weekly main refinancing operation . The operation was conducted on August 14 and attracted bids from euro area eligible counterparties of €4.81 billion, €0.22 billion higher than the bid amount of the previous week. The amount was allotted in full at a fixed rate ...

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How to draw a levitating cube optical illusion

Jonathan Stephen Harris explains how to draw this mindbending anamorphic illusion of a levitating cube in about 15 minutes. Materials used: 110lb cardstock, HB pencil, 2B pencil, Blue bic pen, red bic pen, black fine line pen, ruler, scissors.

- Boing Boing - US

NZ dollar gains against broadly weaker greenback as South Korean exercises get underway

The New Zealand dollar rose against a broadly weaker greenback as US joint exercises with South Korea put tensions with the North back into focus while the lack of economic news had traders looking ahead to the central banker symposium...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Tui CEO Friedrich Joussen on how holidays are like bread

As the chief executive of a company that is headquartered in Germany but listed in London, Tui’s Friedrich Joussen is well-placed to evaluate the challenges that lie ahead as Britain leaves the European Union. “A strategy is needed to execute the vote,” he told City A.M. during one of his many trips to ...

- City AM - UK

Asian stocks set to track modest US advance

SINGAPORE, Aug 22 — The yen held onto gains as Asian stock-index futures indicated a firmer open after a lackluster US session and as Bridgewater's Ray Dalio said he was reducing risk. Japanese stock-index futures rose with contracts in...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Infosys drops out of India's top 10 most valued companies

Infosys on Monday crashed out of Indias 10 most valued companies list after the exit of Vishal Sikka as managing director and CEO of the company.Sikkas exit took a heavy toll on the companys brand image as it lost Rs 34,000 crore in market capitalisation in the last two trading sessions.In Mondays trade on Bombay Stock ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Corporate America Couldn't Just Let Us Enjoy The Eclipse

Because everything, even the moon temporarily blotting out the sun, is a commercial opportunity. There was a moment in modern marketing–and it was just a moment, right around the time social media still felt like a new, fun club we all just joined, but not yet a required media outlet–that a well-timed tweet ...

- Fast Company - US

aCar -- the electric 'all-rounder'

An electric car for Africa, custom-designed for the needs of the population there, that strengthens rural structures and helps drive the economy: scientists have been working intensively towards this goal for four years. The new prototype, the aCar, is designed for passenger and cargo transportation and is also interesting ...

- ScienceDaily - US

Seneca says it will stop investing in US stocks and shares

Investment manager Seneca has caused a stir in the industry today, saying that it will completely eliminate exposure to US equities in its Global Income & Growth Trust. The firm believes that the US has moved from the “recovery” phase of the business cycle to the “expansion” phase, at which point the ...

- City AM - UK

A tourist carved his name into the Colosseum and could face fines of up to $23,000

Ciara Appelbaum/ INSIDER Police in Rome have ticketed yet another tourist for vandalizing the Colosseum. In this most recent incident, an Ecuadorian visitor to the nearly 2,000-year-old Roman amphitheater carved the names of his wife and child onto the ancient site, the Associated Press reported. Per-Boge/ Shutterstock An ...

- Business Insider - US

The 10 largest homes for sale in the US right now

Courtesy of Williams & Williams Estates, Hilton & HylandSmall homes may continue to rise in popularity, but bigger will always be better for the most luxurious end of the real estate market. When your budget has no bounds, you can afford endless space for you, your family and your helicopter. Whether you've been dreaming of ...

- Business Insider - US

Tata Motors to invest Rs 4k cr towards new products

Homegrown auto major Tata Motors on Monday said it will invest Rs 4,000 crore in the current fiscal to bring new passenger and commercial vehicles to the market as part of its turnaround strategy.The company also expects to save over Rs 1,500 crore and add to the bottom line in its domestic business through various cost ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Trade body says English courts should rule on European swaps after Brexit

English courts should continue to rule on disputes over cross-border derivatives contracts after Brexit to avoid clogging up a $483 trillion global market, a trade body said on Monday .

- EurActive - UK

Brands including Chiquita and Corona are trying to cash in on one of the biggest natural phenomena of our time

GettyThe total solar eclipse will not just be playing out in the sky today. Brands are taking to social media in an attempt to eclipse one another in their marketing efforts as well. Everyone from Denny's and Dunkin Donuts to Royal Caribbean and Volvo are attempting to get in on the action. But Royal Caribbean, Warby Parker ...

- Business Insider - US

Wealthy families are turning to 'transformative mediation' to decide who gets the summer home

Tana Lee Alves/Shutterstock.comWhen you think of a summer home, you probably think of sandy hallways, shady porches, and bitter battles over who inherits the place when Grandma and Grandpa are dead. No? In The New York Times, Paul Sullivan writes that wealthy families who once turned to their lawyers over matters of ...

- Business Insider - US

Apple's $1 billion video plan should worry Spotify, not Netflix

Apple Apple recently announced a plan to spend $1 billion on video content over the coming year, but it's not going after Netflix. According to Amit Daryanani, an analyst at RBC Capital Markets, Spotify has the most to lose from the increased spending. "While a billion dollars appear small relative to Netflix’s ...

- Business Insider - US

aCar—the electric 'all-rounder'

An electric car for Africa, custom-designed for the needs of the population there, that strengthens rural structures and helps drive the economy: Scientists at the Technical University of Munich and partners have been working intensively towards this goal for four years. They will present their new prototype to the public ...

- PhysOrg - NL

UK unveils proposals to allow trade to continue with Europe post Brexit

Britain has set out proposals to ensure that trade in goods and services can continue with Europe after the point at which the UK leaves the European Union.

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UK Supermarket 'Sold Sausages and Ham Infected With Hepatitis'

Hepatitis E can cause liver cirrhosis in vulnerable people. Pork products sold by a leading British supermarket may have infected thousands of people with a form of hepatitis that can cause liver cirrhosis, according to health officials. Public Health England researchers attempting to pinpoint a link between 60 people with ...

- Novinite - BG | Britain and EU clash over Brexit timetable for trade deal

Britain and the European Union are at odds over how soon the Brexit talks can pivot towards a trade deal just a week before negotiations are set to resume.

- Fin24 - SA

CBA announces manat rate for August 22

Official exchange rate of Azerbaijan's national currency, the manat, against the US dollar was set at 1.7008 AZN/USD for August 22, the Central Bank of Azerbaijan said Aug. 21.

- AzerNews - AZ

Twelve writers for literature festival

Twelve writers from different countries will read at the 12th edition of the Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival, which opens on Thursday. Event organisers Inizjamed said the festival would also feature Maltese and foreign poetry, films, music and a well-stocked book stall. A book-binding service will be available for ...

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Rupee ends marginally up against dollar

The rupee had opened with modest gain but later traded in a tight range in absence of any fresh macroeconomic clue, dealers said.

- The Hindu - IN

'Warrior 2' still top at box office

CHINESE action film “Wolf Warrior 2” continued to dominate the Chinese film market in the week ending August 20, grossing 559 million yuan , China Film News reported yesterday.

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A unveiled, priced at just 899 Yuan

Xiaomi kept its promise and a couple of minutes ago unveiled the Redmi Note 5A model, aimed at the budget/mid-range segment of the market. The newest member of the Redmi Note family comes with an impressive design and uses the same three-staged metal design most Redmi series models boast, along with a symmetrical border ...

- gizchina - CN

Nike's intense rivalry with Adidas just escalated

AP/Mary Altaffer The competition between Nike and Adidas is getting crazier. The largest sportswear maker was downgraded from "buy" to "hold" by Jefferies analysts in light of "intensifying US competition" from main competitor Adidas. "The athletic footwear cycle and Nike brand power are strong, but the competitive ...

- Business Insider - US

The explosive stock that's dividing Wall Street

AP / Ng Han Guan Alibaba is up more than 90% in 2017, and it's been winning over some high-profile hedge fund managers The company's stock is still the most shorted in the world by a magnitude of two, and short sellers are refusing to throw in the towel despite losing billions of dollars Alibaba has soared to stratospheric ...

- Business Insider - US