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August 31, 2017 1:03 PM ‘Darkest Hour,’ ‘Battle of the Sexes’ Headed to Telluride Film Festival

The four-day Colorado festival will also feature the premieres of Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” and Angelina Jolie’s “First They Killed My Father” The world premieres of Joe Wright’s “Darkest Hour,” Angelina Jolie’s “First They Killed My Father,” Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” and Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’ “Battle of the Sexes” will be among the highlights 153

August 30, 2017 2:16 PM Bitcoin and blockchain poised to transform financial transactions

HONG KONG – Financial markets today are thriving. The Dow Jones industrial average, the S&P 500, and the Nasdaq composite index have all reached record highs lately, with emerging-economy financial markets also performing strongly, as investors search for stability amid widespread uncertainty. But, because this performance is not based on market fundamentals 168

August 28, 2017 2:34 PM South Africa’s weather and climate

A subtropical climate, moderated by ocean on two sides of the triangle-shaped country and the altitude of the interior plateau, account for the warm temperate weather so typical of South Africa – and so popular with its foreign visitors. South Africa is bordered on the west by the Atlantic Ocean and on the east by the Indian Ocean. Their waters meet at Cape Agulhas 102

August 28, 2017 7:14 AM Google Assistant for iPhone Comes to India, the UK, Germany, and France

Google Assistant Months after launching the Google Assistant application for iPhone in the United States, Google on Saturday announced that the standalone assistant app would be rolling out for iPhone devices in the UK, Germany and France. According to reports, users were unable to assign Google Assistant to the Home button in order to replace Siri, notes 80

August 26, 2017 5:44 AM Behind glitz of casinos, typhoon exposes Macau’s infrastructure woes

The glitzy exterior of Macau crumbled after a super typhoon steamrolled through the gambling centre, exposing critical infrastructure flaws and overwhelmed emergency services. Macau, a former Portuguese colony until 1999, was battered this week by Typhoon Hato, one of the strongest on record. At least nine people died, many are still missing and half the city remains 62

August 25, 2017 9:49 PM At least 71 killed as insurgents attack police posts, army base in Myanmar Add to ..

Muslim militants in Myanmar staged a co-ordinated attack on 30 police posts and an army base in Rakhine state on Friday, and at least 59 of the insurgents and 12 members of the security forces were killed, the army and government said. The fighting – still going on in some areas – marked a major escalation in a simmering conflict in the northwestern 75

August 22, 2017 11:00 AM Three years of preparation, two minutes of totality. For this eclipse scientist, it's all worth it

There were about 10 minutes to go before the sun disappeared from the daytime sky, but things were already feeling strange. It wasn’t warm enough for a summer’s day in Oregon. The sky wasn’t bright enough. It was as if the sun had been replaced by an impostor. Dressed in a white polo shirt and the bright orange pants he always dons on such occasions 136

August 21, 2017 5:21 PM Is Time a Problem for Game of Thrones?

Does it matter that the Game of Thrones timeline makes absolutely no sense? We’re long past the point of arguing that time within the world of the show actually works, but if you are a person who cares about this sort of thing — if a disregard for how fast fictional bodies could reasonably move around a fictional map was ever going to disrupt your ability 122

August 21, 2017 8:23 AM Google to officially release Android O today, will be called Android Oreo: How to watch livestream and download it

Google will release its next mobile operating system aka Android O today. Some reports that leaked last week revealed also revealed the same. It suggested that Google may officially roll out the new software on the day of the US total solar eclipse which is today - August 21. Amidst all the rumours, Google has now confirmed the news that it will be releasing 59

August 19, 2017 3:00 PM Here’s Who Will Really Win the Mayweather-McGregor Fight

Can the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Conor McGregor, 29, actually beat the odds? Can he move from the Octagon to the ring and upset Floyd Mayweather, the now-unretired and undefeated boxer, with a genuine claim to being the greatest of his generation? The answer, at least in sports business terms, is that it doesn’t really matter. Whatever happens 373