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El Nino weakens, here comes La Nina, meteorologists say
Technology
Published in 14-4-2016
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center on Thursday reported that the current strong El Nino is weakening but likely to stick around a couple more months. [...] NOAA issued a formal watch for a fall arrival of La Nina, saying there is a 70 percent chance for the flip side of El Nino. Prediction center deputy director Mike Halpert said it often means d ...>>
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Strong quake kills 2, injures 45 in Japan
Technology
Published in 14-4-2016
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Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at least 19 houses collapsed, and hundreds of calls came in reporting building damage and people buried under debris or trapped inside. "Because of the night darkness, the extent of damage is still unclear," he said. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters that the government has mobilized police, firefighters and self-defense troops for ...>>
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Deep in the virtual world: A newbie's first brush with VR
Technology
Published in 14-4-2016
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NEW YORK (AP) My descent from the boat, gliding through schools of fish and clouds of phosphorescent jellyfish, seemed to be going pretty smoothly. With the debut of new VR headsets from Facebook's Oculus unit, Samsung and Sony over the past few months, virtual reality hype has been off the charts. To its proponents, it's the Next Great Thing, a whole new way of "immersing" (a word yo ...>>
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Microsoft sues US over secret demands for customer data
Technology
Published in 14-4-2016
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Microsoft sued the U.S. government for demanding access to user emails or online files in secret, saying a provision of a 1986 law that authorities use for such undisclosed searches is unconstitutional. Law enforcement officials want freedom to view a treasure trove of information including emails, photos and financial records that customers are storing on electronic gadgets ...>>
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Obama: Wounds don't end service for US military members
Technology
Published in 14-4-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama says the sight of wounded service members riding bicycles is a reminder that service doesn't end when they take off the uniform. The ride was established to raise awareness of U.S. service members who suffer the physical and psychological effects of combat.
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El Nino weakens, here comes La Nina, meteorologists say
Technology
Published in 14-4-2016
    994 Visits
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center on Thursday reported that the current strong El Nino is weakening but likely to stick around a couple more months. [...] NOAA issued a formal watch for a fall arrival of La Nina, saying there is a 70 percent chance for the flip side of El Nino. Prediction center deputy director Mike Halpert said it often means d ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Strong quake kills 2, injures 45 in Japan
Technology
Published in 14-4-2016
    373 Visits
Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at least 19 houses collapsed, and hundreds of calls came in reporting building damage and people buried under debris or trapped inside. "Because of the night darkness, the extent of damage is still unclear," he said. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters that the government has mobilized police, firefighters and self-defense troops for ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Deep in the virtual world: A newbie's first brush with VR
Technology
Published in 14-4-2016
    562 Visits
NEW YORK (AP) My descent from the boat, gliding through schools of fish and clouds of phosphorescent jellyfish, seemed to be going pretty smoothly. With the debut of new VR headsets from Facebook's Oculus unit, Samsung and Sony over the past few months, virtual reality hype has been off the charts. To its proponents, it's the Next Great Thing, a whole new way of "immersing" (a word yo ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Microsoft sues US over secret demands for customer data
Technology
Published in 14-4-2016
    877 Visits
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Microsoft sued the U.S. government for demanding access to user emails or online files in secret, saying a provision of a 1986 law that authorities use for such undisclosed searches is unconstitutional. Law enforcement officials want freedom to view a treasure trove of information including emails, photos and financial records that customers are storing on electronic gadgets ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Call log shows complaints Saturday from White Oak Music Hall
Business
Published in 14-4-2016
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The Houston Police Department received more than a dozen calls Saturday night from the White Oak Music Hall after their first show on the lawn with 3,000 music lovers.

A nearby resident requested the call to service log from the address of the venue 2915 N. Main. That log sheet showed more than a dozen noise complaints called in and one incident of an officer responding to the call.&nbs ...>>

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Houston home sales dip, while inventory spikes
Business
Published in 14-4-2016
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Single-family home sales dipped 2.2 percent last month and housing inventory spiked as the struggling energy industry continues to restrain the once-tight real estate market.

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BP sued over pension plan
Business
Published in 14-4-2016
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Two employees of BP filed suit Wednesday in federal court in Houston alleging that the energy giant mislead its employees when it converted its pension program from a traditional defined benefit plan to a cash balance plan. The switch, which happened in 1989, effectively reduced the lifetime pension benefits for as many as 1,000 former employees of Standard Oil of Ohio by changing the method i ...>>

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'Star Wars' plane lands in Houston
Business
Published in 14-4-2016
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Bush Intercontinental, Chicago O'Hare International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. Yuzuru Nagawa, vice president and general manager of All Nippon's Houston office, said the "Star Wars" planes can help spread awareness of the airline, especially in North America. Ted Kitchens, general manage ...>>
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Call log shows complaints Saturday from White Oak Music Hall
Business
Published in 14-4-2016
    677 Visits

The Houston Police Department received more than a dozen calls Saturday night from the White Oak Music Hall after their first show on the lawn with 3,000 music lovers.

A nearby resident requested the call to service log from the address of the venue 2915 N. Main. That log sheet showed more than a dozen noise complaints called in and one incident of an officer responding to the call.&nbs ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Houston home sales dip, while inventory spikes
Business
Published in 14-4-2016
    1238 Visits

Single-family home sales dipped 2.2 percent last month and housing inventory spiked as the struggling energy industry continues to restrain the once-tight real estate market.

Reference: www.chron.com


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