NEW YORK (AP) — You don't have to be Jewish to love Shlomo — but it helps.
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is opening with small losses as financial and industrial companies fall the most.
A recently launched NASA satellite has just deployed a giant antenna in space. The huge tool will help scientists collect unprecedented data that could help craft better weather forecasts around the world. The space agency's Soil Moisture Active Passive spacecraft (SMAP) is tasked with beaming back new global soil moisture maps designed to aid in crafting more effective warning systems for floods, droughts and other possible emergencies. "Just this Tuesday, SMAP completed a critical step in its journey toward becoming a productive member of NASA's Earth-observing fleet," Peg Luce, deputy director of the Earth Science Division at NASA, said during a news conference Thursday (Feb. 26).
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Arista Networks Inc. (ANET), up 51 cents to $68.50 The data networking company ...
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African gold mining and exploration company Pan African Resources posted a 63 percent drop in half year headline earnings, citing lower commodity prices. Headline earnings for the six months ending December was 102.6 million rand ($8.97 million), the company said, adding it would pay a dividend of 14 cents per share. Shares dropped nearly 4 percent by 0917 GMT. ($1 = 11.4350 rand)
As the enormous lion prowls atop the roof of the safari vehicle, his pale pink tongue licking out from his massive jaws, delighted passengers snap pictures and reach out to touch him. This apparent violation of the number-one rule at most zoos -- don't pet the animals -- is encouraged at Parque Safari in Chile, a sanctuary for mistreated circus animals that turns the traditional zoo-going experience on its head. The director of Parque Safari, Ivan Sanchez Lobos, said that is exactly the experience he wanted to create. At Parque Safari, which opened nine years ago outside the central city of Rancagua, most of the animals are all too familiar with life in a cage.
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It may not have been the most opportune time to be a furry little critter, what with all those hungry dinosaurs and flying reptiles hanging around. Scientists on Thursday described fossils unearthed in China of two shrew-sized creatures that represent the oldest-known tree-climbing and burrowing mammals and show that early mammals had claimed a variety of ecological niches.
By Gerry Shih BEIJING (Reuters) - Lenovo Group Ltd, the world's leading PC maker, said on Tuesday its third-quarter revenue rose 31 percent to $14.1 billion, beating investor expectations, as its mobile division sales more than doubled following its acquisition of Motorola. The results, released before the Hong Kong Stock Exchange opened Tuesday, sent Lenovo shares 5.7 percent higher in morning trade to HK$10.76, compared with a 0.36 percent fall on the broader Hang Seng index. Lenovo paid $2.91 billion for Motorola, the U.S. handset brand with a long sales history in the United States and Europe, as part of an effort to diversify away from the shrinking PC market. Lenovo's results took into account two months of Motorola's performance - the acquisition closed Oct 31 - and the company said Motorola sold more than 10 million handsets during the quarter for the first time.
PARIS (AP) — French cultural officials say 15 pieces of art have been stolen from a Chinese museum south of Paris, including a replica crown of the King of Siam given to France's emperor in the mid-19th century.
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By Harro Ten Wolde and Euan Rocha BARCELONA/TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry unveiled a new mid-market smartphone on Tuesday dubbed the BlackBerry Leap that is set to replace the Z3 device launched a year ago, in a move to woo buyers in certain emerging markets where BlackBerry still has a fairly large client base. The Waterloo, Ontario-based company said the phone, unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, would initially hit stores in U.S and European markets around April and be priced around $275. One will be a high-end smartphone with what Blackberry called "a dual curve all touch display" with a keyboard behind a slide. "We don't have a code name for it but I call it The Slide," BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen told media in Barcelona.
The exhibit is to spotlight Björk's work through artwork, videos, costumes, music and photographs. The opening of the exhibit, simply titled "Björk," was originally set to coincide with the launch of the artist's latest studio album, "Vulnicura," although the album was ultimately released digitally in January following an online leak. There's still plenty coming from Björk in March: accompanying the MoMA exhibit, on March 30 she's to release "Björk: Archives," a retrospective book overseen by MoMA curator Klaus Biesenbach in which photographs of her costumes and artwork will be accompanied by original writing by some of her famous collaborators. On March 7, Björk will perform the first in a six-show stint in New York that includes two shows at Carnegie Hall and four at City Center.
Survey countless films about artistic geniuses and you will not encounter one quite like Mike Leigh's J.M.W. Turner, as played by Timothy Spall.
French President Francois Hollande is calling for investments in green technology as a way to fight both global warming and poverty. Hollande, who will host the next crucial round of climate talks, called ...
One of the most intriguing Android phones of 2014 has also been the most difficult to acquire, but OnePlus is finally going to make its CyanogenMod device more accessible to the masses. Starting this Tuesday, OnePlus let anyone buy a One
Three months after the U.S. State Department confirmed hackers breached its unclassified email system, the government has still not been able to evict them from the network, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing three people familiar with the investigation. Government officials, assisted by outside contractors and the National Security Agency, have repeatedly scanned the network and taken some systems offline, the Journal reported. Each time investigators find a hacker tool and block it, the intruders tweak it slightly to attempt to sneak past defenses, the Journal reported. Two of the people said the intruders had taken State Department emails related to the crisis in Ukraine, among other things, the Journal reported.
Beijing has imposed a one-year ban on imports of ivory carvings as critics say rising Chinese demand threatens African elephants with extinction, but campaigners described the move as "more symbolic than effective" Friday. The measure came days ahead of a visit to China by Britain's Prince William, who has campaigned against illegal wildlife trafficking and is expected to speak on the issue during a stop in the southwestern province of Yunnan next Wednesday. The ban took effect Thursday and was announced by China's State Forestry Administration in a statement on its website. China is a signatory to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), but conservationists say it is the world's largest consumer of illegal ivory, with skyrocketing demand leading to the slaughter of tens of thousands of African elephants each year.
The U.S. stock market fell in early Friday trading as investors looked for a breakthrough in the difficult negotiations between Greece and its European creditors over its debt repayment plan. KEEPING SCORE: ...
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DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Death and drama play out on the streets in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk almost daily.
Gamasutra speaks to Nicky Case about the development of Coming Out Simulator 2014 -- a deeply personal and autographical interactive story that does what it says on the tin. ...
"It's unquestionable that Unity has become the go-to engine for indie developers. And although Unity is for the most part a one-stop solution for game development, we were lacking a code editor and version control." ...
The head of the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog said he could not tell when its long-running investigation into Iran's nuclear program might be finished as a deadline looms this month for a framework deal between world powers and Iran. "It depends on the level and pace of cooperation from Iran, I cannot tell by when," International Atomic Energy Agency head Yukiya Amano said on Monday. Diplomats have voiced doubt over whether the outstanding issues in the U.N. investigation would be resolved before a deal is reached between Iran, the United States, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany.
Malcolm is dangerous, and the very man who drugged his own daughter, Thea Queen (Oliver's little sis), and programmed her to kill Team Arrow's good friend (and Oliver's ex) Sara Lance/Canary. To save his sister and the people he cares about, he's about to train under the tutelage of Malcolm as the show resumes this Wednesday night at 8/7c on The CW. So for answers on Oliver's reaction to Felicity's comments, what's next with Malcolm and details on the return of Canary (who appears thanks to Count Vertigo II) and its effect on Laurel, Access Hollywood turned to Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim, who shared some major insight on this week's show.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and top U.S. officials were set to face off Monday in dueling speeches on the high-stakes Iran nuclear negotiations, a signature foreign policy objective of President Barack Obama.