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We will render operators of electricity generating sets "jobless" - Osinbajo


These facts have led many U.S. and global energy system analyses to recognize the importance of a broad portfolio of electricity generation technologies, including sources that can be dispatched when needed. Partners Group estimates that 5 GW needs to be built to meet this target, with less than 1 GW now in construction. Renewables are taking off in the rest of the world as well. Read More »

NASA's Kepler finds 10 more Earth-like planets

If aliens were observing our solar system using a similar instrument, they might think it contained three rocky, potentially habitable worlds - Venus, Earth and Mars. Kepler, which NASA said has discovered more than 80% of all known confirmed exoplanets and candidate planets identified to date, uses what it known as the transit method, which means that it tracks stars over extended periods of time looking for brief periods of dimming. Read More »

Ford chooses China, not Mexico, to build Focus


Ford says no stateside hourly employees will lose their job , and that production of the Focus small auto will continue at the Michigan Assembly Plant through mid-2018. Ford already makes the Focus at two different plants in China. The investment will secure 1,000 jobs at the Kentucky plant. The company announced Tuesday the plan to export the next-generation Focus from China rather than Mexico , as previously planned. Read More »

Amazon launches 'try-before-you-buy' fashion service


You can then return what you don't want in the prepared pre-paid box and the more you keep, the better the price. Once the customer tries the clothes , they can keep the pieces they like and throw the ones they don't in the box. To take advantage, Prime customers must order three or more items with no upfront charge. Macy's , Kohl's ( kss ) and J.C. Penney ( jcp ) are all facing declining sales as fewer shoppers go to their stores and each gets more than 50% of sales from clothing. Read More »

Mark Wahlberg Is Probably Done With the Transformers Movies

Mandatory. What if Merlin wasn't a wizard at all, but really just a soused charlatan whose "magic" staff was able to conjure the Transformers? While on his journey, aspiring inventor Cade Yeager ( Mark Wahlberg ) is hiding out in a junkyard in South Dakota, officially a fugitive on the run after hiding and protecting a number of Autobots . Read More »

Diablo III: Necromancer arrives June 27


The Necromancer is exactly what it sounds like, a death wielding army commander with legions of undead at their fingertips. The Rise of the Necromancer expansion for Diablo III is coming digitally to Xbox One , PlayStation 4, and PC on June 27 for $15. Read More »

Russian Federation slams Trump's 'Cold War' policy on Cuba

Diplomatic relations will remain in place and commercial air and sea links will be exempted from the new restrictions . The Cuban government response was restrained. Moscow maintains close ties with Havana, and in March signed a deal to renew oil shipments to the Caribbean island for the first time in more than a decade. Read More »

'I salute itMC Hammer defends Tupac biopic after criticism


All Eyez on Me was released on June 16, which would have been Tupac's 46th birthday. In recent years, it has become more hard for a film to be "critic-proof". After a long-standing feud since 1995 between West Coast and East Coast rappers, it's finally safe to say West Coast has prevailed on top, cinematically anyway, with Tupac leading the way with All Eyez on Me . Read More »

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha strike enters its 8th day ; Darjeeling still at unrest

Mamata yesterday left for her Netherlands visit even as the indefinite strike called by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) continued. "We are open to dialogue but it has to be on Gorkhaland ", said GJM's Darjeeling MLA Amar Rai. "We blocked internet connectivity to prevent spread of misinformation and rumours through social networking apps", said a senior government official who is camping in Darjeeling . Read More »

E3 2017: Xbox One X Is "Like A High-End PC", Developer Says

This Star Wars adventure proved just how good a licensed game could be while delivering a story which rivaled George Lucas's original trilogy, making it one of the most respected Star Wars video games of all time - one which we'd like to see come back in the next couple of months on our Xbox One. Read More »

Moon vows to wean Korea off nuclear power


The president stressed that the government's energy policies in the future should focus on boosting public safety, environmental protection and sustainable growth. He said the seismic resistance of the country's nuclear power plants - which had been reinforced since the March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi accident in Japan - would be re-examined. Read More »

Niantic unveils HUGE new Gym update, Raids and Legendary release


If all Motivation is lost, the Pokemon will leave the Gym and return to its trainer. You must keep motivation and overall CP as high as possible to dominate the gym. These raid passes are your key to battle when you see a large egg on top of a gym. As well as these in-game events, you'll also be able to create Private Raids , so that you can run these battles with your friends. Read More »

Scalise still critical, but expected to recover: Doctor

Scott Applewhite, File). The announcer's mention of Scalise, the House majority whip who was critically wounded in the attack Wednesday, brought the masses to their feet. Doctors gave an update on the condition of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) Friday, saying he is still in critical condition from being shot on Wednesday. Read More »

Trump attorney says president not under investigation

He made similar comments in three other TV appearances on Sunday. Last week, the Washington Post reported Mueller is investigating the president for obstruction of justice in light of his firing of former FBI Director James Comey, something the president's legal team is denying. Read More »

Dems say they'll slow Senate work over secretive care bill


Even more so, they complain, investigations into Russian election meddling and Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey have crowded health care off the front pages. "We tried very, very, very hard". Rob PortmanRob PortmanThese GOP senators need to stand up to their party on healthcare Senate GOP considers deeper Medicaid cuts than House bill ObamaCare: Six key parts of the Senate bill MORE (R-Ohio), said: "Rob does not support a growth rate that is lower than the House bill". Read More »

Youthful Germany edge past fighting Australia in Confederations Cup

For the German coach, the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation is the big target and one that requires unusual measures like using the 2017 Confed Cup to test newcomers to the worldwide stage. More than half of the traveling party in Russian Federation is at its first tournament with Loew. "The key thing for us is believing in the way we play and the philosophy of the last two or three years", he added. Read More »

NASA discovers 10 new Earth-size exoplanets

This latest batch of planetary discoveries marks the final step in Kepler's observation of the Cygnus constellation . The data indicate "a major new division in the family tree of exoplanets", he said, "somewhat analogous to the discovery that mammals and lizards are separate branches on the tree of life". Read More »

OpenIV Shuts Down, Fans Launch Petition

Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar Games has addressed publisher Take-Two Interactive's decision to shut down GTA modding software OpenIV . As we reported last week, Take-Two sent a cease-and-desist letter to the developers of the OpenIV modding tool for Grand Theft Auto , claiming that the software was guilty of "allow [ing] third parties to defeat security features of its software and modify that software in violation Take-Two's rights". Read More »

Turbulence on Paris-Kunming flight injures 20


The plane landed about 9am local time (01:00 GMT) on Sunday, an hour later than scheduled, according to Xinhua . Xinhua reported that the passengers suffered injuries, including skull base fractures, shoulder fractures and scalp lacerations, caused by falling baggage or collisions with overhead lockers. Read More »

Colorado Parents Campaign To Ban Smartphone Sales To Kids Below 13


According to a report in The Washington Post , Denver-area anesthesiologist Tim Farnum has created a non-profit called Parents Against Underage Smartphones ( PAUS ), which has drafted a ballot initiative (no. In order to make Colorado Campaign successful till 2018, 300,000 voters' signatures are required but the campaign is already undergoing through various challenges. Read More »

The YotaPhone 3 is officially arriving later this year


YotaPhone has announced a new YotaPhone 3 smartphone in a recent conference held in Northern China. A report from Engadget also mentions that the YotaPhone 3 is speculated to feature a Snapdragon 625 chipset, much bigger 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display on the front and a 5.2-inch 720p E Ink touchscreen on the back. Read More »

Is Microsoft overcomplicating the Surface Laptop proposition?

The notebook, which was already skating on thin ice thanks to a notoriously low string of repairability scores on past Surface-branded devices, somehow managed to actually perform worse. For artists who plan to use the Surface Pro for drawing on the go, the pen might represent enough of an upgrade to justify the increased investment. The company has changed its position on this now and is allowing the downgrade. Read More »

South African watchdog comments on central bank rattle rand

The public protector will also be opposing applications brought by ministers Mosebenzi Zwane and Des van Rooyen in the same matter. She will be expected to answer questions based on the lack of State Capture findings thus far. The bank asked the Public Protector to correct the defects they named in the preliminary report before publishing the final version. Mkhwebane, responding to allegations of being captured by president Zuma, said: "I'm captured by the Constitution, not by anyone, I'm ... Read More »

Beyonce's dad confirms he's a grandad again

Jay Z recently sparked rumours Beyoncé had gone into labour when he skipped an appearance at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards, where he was due to be inducted by former United States president Barack Obama . Huge congratulations to Beyonce and Jay Z - we can't wait to find out more about their newest bundles of joy! She has made appearances at events like the 2017 Grammy's where she inspired with her performance, the Beauty and the Beast LA premier as well as plenty of others. Read More »

Shoppers may see big changes after Amazon buys Whole Foods

German discounters Aldi and Lidl are battling Wal-Mart, which controls 22 percent of the USA grocery market, with each vowing to undercut whatever price the others offer. Ryne Misso of the research firm Market Track said a customer who buys fresh fruit regularly at Whole Foods might be offered a deal on blenders and serving bowls. Read More »

President Macron's party dominates French parliamentary vote

The National Front, led by anti-immigration, Eurosceptic candidate Marine Le Pen , who ran against Macron in the presidential race and won 33.9 percent of the vote, was estimated to have won a mere eight seats. Ultra-leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon, who Macron also defeated in the presidential vote, said he won in his Marseille district. Mr Melenchon, whose party was projected to win 25 to 30 seats, denounced Mr Macron's planned labour reforms that would make it easier to hire and fire French ... Read More »

Qatar won't cut gas to UAE: Qatar Petroleum CEO

Al Jazeera is the flagship broadcaster for Qatar, which is under pressure from its Gulf neighbours. "They want to show the Qataris who the landlord is in his own mansion, the peninsula", says Hebrew University Middle East specialist Elie Podeh. Read More »

Markets Right Now: Grocers plunge on Amazon deal; Dow gains

Wal-Mart slumped 5 per cent. Whole Foods acquired a tiny ownership stake past year in privately held Instacart . Jon Hauptman, senior director of retail for grocery consulting firm Willard Bishop in Long Grove, Ill., said e-commerce in the supermarket industry is not highly developed. Read More »

China makes quantum computing research breakthrough


That's because quantum mechanics states that measuring a quantum system inevitably disturbs it, so any attempt to eavesdrop is impossible to hide. As useful as it might someday be, quantum effects are very sensitive to interference from the environment. Read More »