Woman dies in Arizona after being hit by Uber self-driving car seamus.light 2018-03-220 views A woman in Arizona died of her injuries after being struck by a Uber self-driving vehicle. The ride hailing company said it had suspended its autonomous vehicle program. The accident marked the first fatality from a self-driving vehicle, which are still being tested around the globe, and could derail efforts to fast-track the introduction of the new technology. At the time of the accident, the car was in autonomous mode with a vehicle operator behind the wheel. In a tweet, Uber expressed its condolences and said the company was fully cooperating with authorities.
A potential trade war is brewing between the US and China, due to a sharp trade imbalance, mainly in tech. But the Apple iPhone is actually a great example of why the US-China trade deficit may be overblown. The iPhone is US designed and owned, but manufactured in China. The US imported over $70 billion worth of cellphones from the country last year, but in reality, that number isn't accurate. These parts come from all over the world.
China is the manufacturing hub for lot of the world's electronics. When those phones are finally shipped out of China, they don't necessarily reflect the value of where that phone has come from. They put a high number in the exports from China and a big surplus in the US imports.
The display modules comes from Samsung in South Korea, the memory chips come from Japan's Toshiba, and the chipsets are from America's own Qualcomm. Finally, it's assembled in China by contract manufacturers like Foxconn.
That's only a small fraction of the overall pie, usually around 3 to 6% of the manufacturing cost. But the full amount of $400 per iPhone gets slapped onto China's export tally.
China, for its part, reported its 2017 trade surplus with the US as 276 billion - just over a quarter less than the US figure. But those numbers seem to mean little to Trump, who may be unveiling new tariffs for China this week.
Surveillance video shows actions of armed deputy on duty during school shooting seamus.light 2018-03-150 views The Sheriff's Office in Broward County, Florida, released surveillance footage showing the actions of deputy Scot Peterson outside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as a gunman went on the rampage inside last month, killing 17 people. The deputy's failure to enter the school during the shooting has added to criticism of law enforcement officials over warnings that accused shooter Nikolas Cruz posed a threat. In a press release accompanying the video, the Broward County Sheriff's Office said "the video speaks for itself." Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel has said that Peterson should have entered the school and killed the shooter. Peterson, who had been assigned to Stoneman Douglas High School as an armed school resource officer since 2009, resigned rather than face suspension after an internal investigation was launched.
Italian bank looks to keep its customers sweet by bringing pastries to its punters (EET) seamus.light 2018-03-150 views Italy's top pastry chef, Iginio Massari, is literally banking on his latest patisserie to set a new trend. Opening a shop full of sweet delights inside a bank in central Milan,Massari, whose treats have been served to stars and royalty, has teamed up with the country's largest lender, Intesa Sanpaolo, to reinvent office-like, unwelcoming branches into inviting places with a more informal feel. Only steps from the Duomo Cathedral of Italy's financial capital, delicate pastries, rich fruit tarts and multi-coloured pates de fruits sweets sit next to counters and cash machines. Italian banks are facing thousands of job cuts and need to lose up to a third of their branches over coming years. But those branches that survive are being redesigned to make them more appealing to a new generation and type of client. Massari said he believes the first patisserie to be opened in a bank is up for the challenge to make it a winning formula. Customers certainly appear to be won over with a brisk trade already underway and many saying it has given them an added incentive to visit their bank.
Italian bank looks to keep its customers sweet by bringing pastries to its punters (NTD) seamus.light 2018-03-150 views Italy's top pastry chef, Iginio Massari, is literally banking on his latest patisserie to set a new trend. Opening a shop full of sweet delights inside a bank in central Milan,Massari, whose treats have been served to stars and royalty, has teamed up with the country's largest lender, Intesa Sanpaolo, to reinvent office-like, unwelcoming branches into inviting places with a more informal feel. Only steps from the Duomo Cathedral of Italy's financial capital, delicate pastries, rich fruit tarts and multi-coloured pates de fruits sweets sit next to counters and cash machines. Italian banks are facing thousands of job cuts and need to lose up to a third of their branches over coming years. But those branches that survive are being redesigned to make them more appealing to a new generation and type of client. Massari said he believes the first patisserie to be opened in a bank is up for the challenge to make it a winning formula. Customers certainly appear to be won over with a brisk trade already underway and many saying it has given them an added incentive to visit their bank.
The announcement was made to workers by Chief Executive David Brandon at the toy-store chain's Wayne, New Jersey headquarters. The closure of Toys 'R' Us would be a blow to generations of consumers and toy makers that sold their products at the chain's 885 U.S. locations, including Mattel, Hasbro, and Lego.
United said that despite the puppy owner's telling the flight attendant that there was a dog in the carrying case, the flight attendant either did not hear or did not understand.
Transportation Department figures show that of the 24 animals that died on U.S. carriers last year, 18 were on United flights. The U.S. Department of Transportation said it was examining the events that led to the French bulldog's death. In response, U.S. Senator John Kennedy plans to file a bill that would prohibit airlines from putting animals in overhead bins.
Kudlow, was an informal advisor to Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Like Cohn, Kudlow had criticized the president's decision to place steep tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum, saying they would harm steel-consuming producers. But Trump said on Wednesday that Kudlow had "come around" to view tariffs as a useful tool for renegotiating trade deals.
Finland is world's happiest country - U.N. report seamus.light 2018-03-140 views Despite its sometimes harsh climate and dark winters, Finland is the world's happiest country according to an annual survey by a United Nations-affiliated group. Easy access to nature, safety, childcare, free healthcare and good schools ranked high amongst Finns. Finland, which was in fifth place last year, ousted Norway for the top spot. The Top 10 continue to be dominated by the Nordics with Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden next to Iceland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.
UK expels Russian diplomats after nerve agent attack seamus.light 2018-03-140 views The UK will expel 23 Russian diplomats in retaliation for a nerve agent attack on a former Russian double agent on British soil. The British government has identified the substance used as Novichok, a nerve agent developed by the Russian military in the 1970s and 80s.
The diplomats being expelled have been identified as "undeclared intelligence officers,” according to British Prime Minister Theresa May. High-level bilateral communications with Moscow will also be suspended. And Russian state assets will be frozen This will be the single biggest expulsion for over 30 years.
Peru seizes more than a ton of drugs seamus.light 2018-03-140 views Two anti-drug missions in Peru wrapped up in March, and resulted in the seizure of more than a ton's worth of drugs including cocaine. The drugs were destined for both Bolivia and Europe.
Peru is virtually tied with Colombia as the world's biggest cocaine producer. Most of Peru's coca is grown in a lawless jungle area inhabited by holdout Shining Path rebels.
And in 2015 a new law was introduced authorizing the military to shoot down drug-smuggling aircraft.
The Navy stepped in following a request for assistance from the U.S. Antarctic Program. The Navy deployed the icebreaker Almirante Irizar to the camp, and sent a helicopter to make the pick-up of the five scientists.
A police report indicated Hardy had lost control while driving north on Concord Parkway. Hardy’s car tore up over 100 feet of guardrail before spinning to a halt in the middle of the road. It is estimated Hardy did $5,000 worth of damage to the guardrail and $8,000 in damage to the 2016 Cadillac he was driving.
Jeff Hardy already has a criminal history in North Carolina. He was incarcerated in 2009 for drug possession. Drunk driving is not expressly prohibited under the WWE Wellness code. But Hardy has already violated the WWE Wellness policy twice in the past. A third violation would result in his WWE contract being terminated.
Video Shows Deadly Utah Courtroom Shooting seamus.light 2018-03-130 views Dramatic video released Monday shows a defendant inside a Utah federal courthouse gunned down by a U.S. marshal after rushing the witness stand, brandishing a pen. Sale Angilau, a member of the Tongan Crip gang, is seen rising from his seat before grabbing his lawyer’s pen and attempting to stab a shackled witness. Angilau’s family filed a wrongful death suit. Their attorney, Bob Sykes, claimed the marshal panicked, and should not have used deadly force. U.S. District Judge John Dowdell dismissed the Angilau family’s wrongful death suit Friday, citing the video as proof that the U.S. marshal acted reasonably.
Credit: U.S. Federal District Court of Utah via AP