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Author: 0 Bank of England keeps interest rates unchanged

Britain's economy has so far confounded any expectations for a slowdown amid political turmoil, with the latest forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) showing a sharp upward revision to its outlook for United Kingdom gross domestic product (GDP) this year from 1.4% to 2%.

Sci-tech White House budget would kill Great Lakes program
Author: 0 White House budget would kill Great Lakes program

Winslow said he now needs to convince the government that the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is a program worth saving. A quick look around Michigan shows dozens of smaller grants by both which, over the years, add up, including, in the last decade, about $500,000 for installations and exhibits at the Detroit Institute of Art; $500,000 to endow positions at the University of Michigan Museum of Art and develop software to improve access to works; and $110,000 for the Great Lakes Folk ...

Author: 0 SA Govt turns to batteries to power state

The government said it had to act because the NEM had failed its state. "It is a question of speed as well", he said. South Australia will take charge to source, generate and control more of our power right here in South Australia. SA now has a target of 50 per cent renewable energy by 2020. The saving grace of the new proposal is that it is meant to merge with a future national climate change policy.

Author: 0 Alexa comes to iPhone in a trojan horse

Thus far, Alexa has been exclusive to Amazon's own lineup of devices, like the Echo or the Fire TV Stick. Alexa can detail weather information, tell you jokes, track Amazon orders, answer search-related questions, play music from Amazon Music, and even read Kindle books aloud.

Sci-tech Hyundai Recalls 978000 Sonatas for Seatbelt Pretensioners
Author: 0 Hyundai Recalls 978000 Sonatas for Seatbelt Pretensioners

And no small operation it will be as the Korean automaker has announced the recall of almost one million of those sedans for a problem with their seatbelts. The recall will start from April, the NHTSA said. The company will have to fix the interior of almost one million vehicles in order to ensure that they are safe.

Sci-tech Injustice 2 Will Only Include Cosmetic Microtransactions
Author: 0 Injustice 2 Will Only Include Cosmetic Microtransactions

It's tough to think past March or April with so many high profile releases on the horizon, but if you manage to do so you may remember that Injustice 2 is arriving this May. For example, if you have a piece of Gear with your flawless stat loadout but it doesn't have your ideal look, you can apply the visuals from one of your other pieces of Gear to it.

Sci-tech Nokia smartphones by HMD Global may feature Carl Zeiss lenses after all
Author: 0 Nokia smartphones by HMD Global may feature Carl Zeiss lenses after all

As per a recent report , HMD Global has confirmed that Nokia's tweet regarding the camera optics was referring only to the devices available right now including Nokia 3, 5 and 6. Rumors further state that the Nokia 8 and Nokia 7 will be powered by Snapdragon Snapdragon 660 chipset. Keep an eye on this space for latest news on HMD Global Oy, Nokia and IFA 2017.

Sci-tech Puerto Rico 3, Domincan Republic 1: WBC underway in San Diego
Author: 0 Puerto Rico 3, Domincan Republic 1: WBC underway in San Diego

Javier Baez was pretty confident Yadier Molina could throw out Nelson Cruz on an eighth-inning steal, but he revealed that belief at a unusual moment. On a 1-0 pitch, Cruz took off, and catcher Yadier Molina threw the on-target throw to Baez to end the threat. Molina praised the Dominicans after the game calling them "the best team in the world" and relishing the moment of defeating them.

Sci-tech Celebrate National Pi Day with these deals
Author: 0 Celebrate National Pi Day with these deals

Check out the list below for. March 14 also happens to be Albert Einstein's birthday, so it is the flawless day for math challenges and math fun! "It actually powers NASA spacecraft, keeps the Mars rover's wheels spinning, lets us peer beneath the clouds of Jupiter and gives us new perspectives on Earth", NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory wrote on Pi Day back in 2014 .

Sci-tech NCAA Tournament Odds 2017: First Four Point Spreads
Author: 0 NCAA Tournament Odds 2017: First Four Point Spreads

The team that included Hall of Famer Mitch Richmond won 25 games that season and finished a game back of the Sooners for second place in the Big 8 Conference. Expect coach Gregg Marshall to use the lower-than-deserved seeding as motivation when the Shockers play Dayton Friday. Wesley Iwundu added 24 points, and D.J.

Sci-tech Fluorescent Frog Discovered In The Amazon
Author: 0 Fluorescent Frog Discovered In The Amazon

The frog's light green becomes vivid under the UV light. Fluorescence is described as the ability to absorb short wavelengths of light and re-emit them at longer wavelengths. This green glow is because of three specific molecules in the frogs' lymph tissue, skin and glandular secretions: hyloin-L1, hyloin-L2 and hyloin-G1.

Sci-tech 28-year-old Irish woman found dead in Goa beach, suspect detained
Author: 0 28-year-old Irish woman found dead in Goa beach, suspect detained

Her naked body was discovered on Deobag beach by a local on Tuesday morning. The Go Fund Me page was swamped with donations for the Buncrana woman who was murdered at Palolem Beach in Canacona near Goa with injuries to her head and face. Local parish priest Fr John Walsh said the woman's mother had suffered a number of bereavements. Police are also studying the CCTV footage of all the shacks the victim visited on Monday night, and are working with teams of sniffer dogs and forensic teams.

Sci-tech Star spotted in closest orbit ever around black hole
Author: 0 Star spotted in closest orbit ever around black hole

However, with the help of the radio observations from ATCA in 2015, the astronomers were able to realize that one of the objects is like a black hole ripping material from a white dwarf star. An alternative explanation for the observed behavior of X9 is that the white dwarf's partner is a rapidly spinning neutron star instead of a black hole.

Sci-tech Femi Falana Condemns Senates Rejection Of Magu As EFCC Chairman
Author: 0 Femi Falana Condemns Senates Rejection Of Magu As EFCC Chairman

Senate President Bukola Saraki announced this on Tuesday, few weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari asked the senate to reconsider its decision to reject the appointment of Magu as EFCC chairman. In that letter, President Buhari also held brief for the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal who was accused of corruption by a report of the National Assembly.

Author: 0 Pentagon Awards $97 Million to Put GPS III Satellite in Orbit

Air Force has placed in our company and we look forward to working together towards the successful launch of another GPS-III mission". The commercial rocket maker beat out the military's legacy launch provider, Boeing's United Launch Alliance (ULA), for the deal.

Sci-tech Free Cheerios Wildflower Seeds Could Help Save Dying Bees
Author: 0 Free Cheerios Wildflower Seeds Could Help Save Dying Bees

In fact, in January, the United States moved the iconic Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (the fuzzy little guy we all know and love) onto the endangered species list . Anyone interested in helping with the #bringbackthebeescampaign can sign up on the Cheerios website to receive 100 free seeds. If you do order some of these, make sure to plant them somewhere that is bee friendly to ensure that the animal population grows as these lovely insects are endangered.

Sci-tech Wait ... spiders pig out on how much each year?!
Author: 0 Wait ... spiders pig out on how much each year?!

But Dr. Klaus Birkhofer of Lund University and Dr. Martin Nyffeler from the University of Basel have now used calculations to conclude that spiders indeed have an enormous ecological impact as natural enemies of insects. Spiders mostly consume insects but the largest tropical species occasionally make a meal of vertebrates such as frogs, lizards, fish and small mammals, say experts.

Sci-tech Third-party Twitter app hijack caused high-profile accounts to spread swastikas
Author: 0 Third-party Twitter app hijack caused high-profile accounts to spread swastikas

The Tweet also said "See you on April 16", they read , referring to the date of Turkey's referendum to grant more powers to President Erdogan . The tool lets Twitter users track the popularity of their tweets. According to Twitter, the hacked accounts have all been recovered. The source of the hack appears to be from pro-Erdogan, anti-Netherlands activists based on the content of the tweets posted.

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