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South Koreans vote for new president to succeed ousted Park Geun-hye


South Korea's presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo of the People's Party comes out of a polling booth to cast his ballot for presidential election at a local polling station in Seoul, South Korea , on May 9, 2017. Unlike the previous elections, the president-elect will be sworn in immediately after the NEC makes an official statement of the election result at a meeting scheduled for Wednesday morning, Efe news reported. Read More »

[NEWS JUST IN] Cricket, rugby and netball pass transformation tests


The South African government has lifted a ban on bidding for global rugby events after improvements in racial diversity in the sport. Cricket South Africa (CSA) has once again regained the right to bid for and host major tournaments. Hence, after a season in which CSA reached the targets for the national team, it was expected that the ban would be lifted. Hosts England found themselves in the "group of death" during the 2015 World Cup, and became the first hosts to exit the showpiece event ... Read More »

Splatoon 2's Map Rotation Is Now 2 Hours Instead Of 4


A new small detail has emerged that differentiates the sequel from the first Splatoon: map rotation times. This was done so that players will have time to familiarize themselves with the game's maps, learn its in and outs, and see which weapons work best for them. Read More »

Georgia wildfire: hot, dry conditions vexing to firefighters

The West Mims Fire grew to more than 133,000 acres by Monday afternoon, pushing south of US 94, according to a statement from the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge . "We're not sure what's going to happen right now, so it's open until further notice", Michael Davis, West Mims Public Information Officer, said on Sunday. Read More »

Watch Mark Hamill surprise unsuspecting 'Star Wars' fans for 'Force For Change'


That means you're in for a really early day if you want to catch them all. What could be better than attending the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi or getting a role in the untitled Han Solo movie? Poe and BB-8 seem to be back together in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and will likely feature heavily once again in the story - no complaints there. Read More »

The Pairing of Two Franchises: The LA Clippers and Star Wars

Thursday is the second-biggest day of the year for " Star Wars " fans. Jabba the Hut was not originally meant to be a slimy slug, but a was supposed to be a fuzzy creature. So why was May 4 chosen as "Star Wars Day"? Other events in the United States included special " Star Wars "-themed activities at the Walt Disney Co's Disneyland amusement park in California". Read More »

Sinclair to buy Tribune Media for $3.9 billion


With the acquisition, Sinclair will have ownership or control of television stations in 72 percent of USA markets, including in major markets such as New York, Chicago and Miami, as well as 28 percent of Fox Broadcasting's affiliates. Sinclair owns four radio stations, a multicast network, a cable network, and "is the leading local news provider in the country, as well as a producer of sports content", according to their website. Read More »

France's Macron got 10m more votes than Le Pen in election

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has congratulated Emmanuel Macron on his election victory and says he hopes to meet the French president-elect soon. Before he announced his candidacy, Macron got his team to carry out a survey of thousands of French citizens to understand what they expected from their politicians. Read More »

Best Alternative Smartphones For The S8 Device


The company didn't release specific figures. When these charging pads are used with the normal charger and not the fast charger, they work but doesn't fast charge the S8 as promised by Samsung. Samsung hasn't shared any numbers yet though, so we still do not have a clear idea about the actual number of Galaxy S8 units that consumers have pre-ordered. Read More »

Battle of the flagships: Samsung S8 vs LG G6


That being said , the S8's spring launch will give them an opportunity to woo consumers before Apple's next phone hits the market. Samsung managed to provide a manual fix that involves proceeding to Settings, Display , Screen Mode and selecting Colour Balance. Read More »

NASA Astronauts: Peggy Whitson Breaks Space Records

Her career total of 535 days in space, compiled over three trips to the space station, breaks an American record previously held by Jeff Williams. In March, she set a new bar for the highest cumulative spacewalking time by a female astronaut, during a mission to install thermal protection shields on the International Space Station. Read More »

Google celebrates 181st birthday of eye test inventor


His father was a French military doctor, who died when he was five years old, and his mother was from the Alsace region on the border between France and Germany. Reading upwards, ignoring the last line, the letters on the left hand side spell "Monoyer". A Dutch ophthalmologist called Herman Snellen developed a similar chart to Monoyer's in 1862. Read More »

Ben Youngs withdraws from Lions squad for family reasons


While all involved with the Lions hailed Youngs' decision to prioritise family and withdraw from the squad, Laidlaw admitted he must quickly set about putting his best foot forward within Warren Gatland's camp. "I understand it's a massive week for them, but Mondays tend to be a recovery day". The goal of the meeting was for the squad to get their kits and undertake press duties ahead of this summer's tour of New Zealand. Read More »

Next Porsche Cayman GT4 to retain six-cylinder layout


And that's because Andreas Preuninger, the head of the Porsche GT division, has recently hinted that the company wants to take the tech scheme offered by the 991.2 GT3 further, thus pleasing atmospheric engine and clutch pedal enthusiasts. This has to lead many to believe that the 718 GT4 could be coming with a six-cylinder boxer engine. The immediate engine of choice would then be the lovely 4.0L from the new 911 GT3, albeit detuned from the 368kW it now runs. Read More »

Cassini Snaps the Closest Views We've Ever Had of Saturn


It'll also get up and close with Titan, one of Saturn's moons. It means Saturn's sixth moon may have the same single-celled organisms with which life began on Earth, or more complex creatures still. RPWS systems detect radio and plasma waves which then get converted into sound bites. The spacecraft is on a trajectory that would eventually plunge it into Saturn's atmosphere - and end Cassini's mission - on September 15. Read More »

Injustice 2 Championship Series Announced with $600k Up for Grabs


ESL will be operating this segment with open online qualifier events which begin on June 4. The 2017 series has Warner Bros. The Liga Latina series, for Latin America, has a pool of $5k; Path to Pro, for European fans who can't participate in the full pro series, has one of $20k; the Gamestop Hometown Heroes does the same for USA players, with a pool of $5k; finally the Injustice 2 Pro Series 2017 scoops up $300,000+. Read More »

Dem group raises $1M after GOP healthcare vote

Now, Republicans must try maneuvering the measure through a Senate terrain that is different politically and procedurally from the House. The Republican-controlled House narrowed approved the measure by a vote of 217-213, with 20 GOP defections, setting up a pathway to the Senate. Read More »

Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. Reaffirms Market Perform Rating for QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM)

Liberty Capital Management Inc.'s holdings in QUALCOMM were worth $390,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Moreover, Lodestar Counsel Il has 0.93% invested in QUALCOMM, Inc. This represents a $2.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.15%. QUALCOMM's dividend payout ratio is presently 64.63%. Read More »

Instagram now lets you post photos from its mobile site including iPad


You can't upload videos, add filters, upload to Stories, or send a direct message. Users can now post from the mobile web version of Instagram. Because Instagram's mobile site treats the iPad like a mobile device, this new feature meant to improve the experience in emerging markets happens to improve the experience on iPad as well. Read More »