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Raptors, Pistons square off looking to snap skids (Jan 17, 2018)

TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors and the Detroit Pistons have each lost two games in a row and have dropped three of their past four.

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Russians consider their armed forces world class — poll

About a third of Russians currently consider their military to be the best in the world, with over half of respondents saying that it must hold one of the top places in the international rankings, a recent poll has shown. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russians consider their armed forces world class — poll

About a third of Russians currently consider their military to be the best in the world, with over half of respondents saying that it must hold one of the top places in the international rankings, a recent poll has shown. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian trolls, fake news and provocateurs: That’s been Trump’s method all along

Mueller's indictments confirm my «wrestling heel» theory: Trump's a master showman who rigged the whole spectacle
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Russian trolls, fake news and provocateurs: That’s been Trump’s method all along

Mueller's indictments confirm my «wrestling heel» theory: Trump's a master showman who rigged the whole spectacle

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Soros investing more money to fight Big Tech 'menace'

Billionaire investor George Soros, who has denounced tech giants Facebook and Google as a “menace” and a threat to public health, is reportedly “examining new ways” to tackle their growing power. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Soros investing more money to fight Big Tech 'menace'

Billionaire investor George Soros, who has denounced tech giants Facebook and Google as a “menace” and a threat to public health, is reportedly “examining new ways” to tackle their growing power. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘Triumph of hope over reality’ – strategist bursts market recovery expectations

The sharp pullback and volatility seen by global equity markets recently is far from finished with a “third wave” of market correction still ahead, says Chris Watling, chief executive at Longview Economics in London. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Triumph of hope over reality’ – strategist bursts market recovery expectations

The sharp pullback and volatility seen by global equity markets recently is far from finished with a “third wave” of market correction still ahead, says Chris Watling, chief executive at Longview Economics in London. Read Full Article at RT.com

Skoda to hike prices by up to Rs 35,000 from March

The company said afterwards it will increase prices in a phased manner to lower the overall impact of the customs duty hike over a period of time.
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Skoda to hike prices by up to Rs 35,000 from March

The company said afterwards it will increase prices in a phased manner to lower the overall impact of the customs duty hike over a period of time.

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Google debuts AdSense ‘auto ads’ with machine learning to make placement and monetization choices

 Google is today unveiling a new ad unit for AdSense that taps into the company’s big push to add more artificial intelligence into its business, and to potentially bring on more publishers who might consider ramping up their advertising efforts bu
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Google debuts AdSense ‘auto ads’ with machine learning to make placement and monetization choices

 Google is today unveiling a new ad unit for AdSense that taps into the company’s big push to add more artificial intelligence into its business, and to potentially bring on more publishers who might consider ramping up their advertising efforts but don’t have the time or other resources to manage them. Google is debuting “Auto Ads” — not commercials for cars, but… Read More

Qualcomm launches its premium 820E embedded platform for IoT developers

 When you think of Qualcomm these days, chances are you are either thinking about Broadcom’s hostile attempts to buy the company or its mobile chips, which power most Android-based smartphones. Chances are we’ll hear quite a bit more about th
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Qualcomm launches its premium 820E embedded platform for IoT developers

 When you think of Qualcomm these days, chances are you are either thinking about Broadcom’s hostile attempts to buy the company or its mobile chips, which power most Android-based smartphones. Chances are we’ll hear quite a bit more about the former in the near future, but beside mobile chips, Qualcomm has also spent the last few years on bringing its chips to a wider range of… Read More

Moovit raises another $50M led by Intel for its urban transit app, plans Mobileye collaboration

 The race for pole position in the next generation of transportation services continues to gain speed, and today a startup providing data on how best to navigate transit in urban environments is announcing a significant round and partnership to help it g
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Moovit raises another $50M led by Intel for its urban transit app, plans Mobileye collaboration

 The race for pole position in the next generation of transportation services continues to gain speed, and today a startup providing data on how best to navigate transit in urban environments is announcing a significant round and partnership to help it get out in front. Moovit — the Israeli startup whose iOS, Android and Web apps are now used by 120 million people globally across… Read More

Uber officially launches Uber Express POOL, a new twist on shared rides

 Uber has launched Uber Express POOL officially after a lengthy trial period that kicked off in San Francisco last November, and has until now remained available only in that market. Starting today, it’s coming to DC, LA, Miami, Philadelphia, San D
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Uber officially launches Uber Express POOL, a new twist on shared rides

 Uber has launched Uber Express POOL officially after a lengthy trial period that kicked off in San Francisco last November, and has until now remained available only in that market. Starting today, it’s coming to DC, LA, Miami, Philadelphia, San Diego and Denver, and more cities will be added over the next few weeks and months across the U.S. The Express POOL launch brings a change to… Read More

Nintendo accused of illegally denying refunds on pre-orders in Europe

 Nintendo has been accused of breaking European law by not allowing consumers to obtain refunds on pre-ordered games. Read More
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Nintendo accused of illegally denying refunds on pre-orders in Europe

 Nintendo has been accused of breaking European law by not allowing consumers to obtain refunds on pre-ordered games. Read More

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Burnout Paradise Comes to PS4 and Xbox One on March 16

Burnout Paradise is headed to PS4 and Xbox One. EA announced the newly remastered title will include all of the add-on content from the original, along with 4K support on PS4 Pro and […] The post Burnout Paradise Comes to PS4 and Xbox One on March 16 ap
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Burnout Paradise Comes to PS4 and Xbox One on March 16

Burnout Paradise is headed to PS4 and Xbox One. EA announced the newly remastered title will include all of the add-on content from the original, along with 4K support on PS4 Pro and […] The post Burnout Paradise Comes to PS4 and Xbox One on March 16 appeared first on Geek.com.

Galaxy Express 999 is Getting a New Manga Series

Galaxy Express 999 is an excellent series that you should absolutely check out if you haven’t already, and if you have, it’s time to get excited about another new installment. The latest issue […] The post Galaxy Express 999 is Getting a Ne
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Galaxy Express 999 is Getting a New Manga Series

Galaxy Express 999 is an excellent series that you should absolutely check out if you haven’t already, and if you have, it’s time to get excited about another new installment. The latest issue […] The post Galaxy Express 999 is Getting a New Manga Series appeared first on Geek.com.

Christie’s Auction of JF Chen Collection Exceeds Initial Sale Estimates

Christie’s auctions of JF Chen Collection concluded on February 14 with a combined total of $1,353,658, exceeding the initial sale estimates. The top lot was a Chinese gold and silver-inlaid bronze tapir-form vessel, “Zun” from 17th/
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Christie’s Auction of JF Chen Collection Exceeds Initial Sale Estimates

Christie’s auctions of JF Chen Collection concluded on February 14 with a combined total of $1,353,658, exceeding the initial sale estimates. The top lot was a Chinese gold and silver-inlaid bronze tapir-form vessel, “Zun” from 17th/18th century, which sold for $100,000 against a low estimate of $40,000.Registered bidders from 28 countries across six continents — Europe, Asia, North America, Australia, South America, and Africa — participated in the auction. The collection was sold across two sales with a live auction on February 13, realizing $1,232,750, and online sale from February 7 to 14, realizing $120,908.Auction Highlights:A Tibeto-Chinese Gilt-Copper Repousse Figure of a Seated Lama, 18th Century, was sold for $43,750, doubling the low estimate.Kaare Klint (1888-1954), A Three Piece ‘Addition’ Suite, designed in 1933, realized $47,500.Finn Juhl (1912-1989), A Set of Six ‘Egyptian’ Side Chairs, designed in 1949, realized $35,000.Carlo Mollino (1905-1973), A Side Chair for the Casa del Sole, Cervinia, designed 1953, was sold for $35,000.Many works offered greatly exceeded initial estimates including A ‘Star’ Tapestry, circa 1975, After Alexander Calder, which  sold for three times the estimate, realizing $21,250; Elizabeth Garouste (b. 1949) and Mattia Bonetti (b. 1953), A Cabinet for a Private Commission at Dawson Place, Circa 1995, which sold for four times the estimate, realizing $22,500.Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the collection. 

Auction Preview: Varia at Bruun Rasmussen Kunstauktioner, Online, Mar 1

What: VariaWhere: Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers of Fine Art, Online When: 1 March, 08.00 pmTop lots of the sale:- An 18k gold hunter case pocket watch with minute repetition and chronograph. White dial with Roman numerals and outer 0-60 chronograph scale,
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Auction Preview: Varia at Bruun Rasmussen Kunstauktioner, Online, Mar 1

What: VariaWhere: Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers of Fine Art, Online When: 1 March, 08.00 pmTop lots of the sale:- An 18k gold hunter case pocket watch with minute repetition and chronograph. White dial with Roman numerals and outer 0-60 chronograph scale, four sub-dials with calendar, month, week day (English) and seconds with moon phase, dust cover of gold. Cases no. 201320. C. 1900. Weight app. 129 gr. Case diam. 54 mm. A 14k gold chain enclosed. Weight app. 35 gr. (2) Estimate: kr 20,000 - 25,000 ($ 2,469 - $ 3,086)- A pair of Danish late Empire silver candlesticks, conical fluted stems on circular lightly domed base. Maker's mark for Casper Julius Worm, Poul Erik Eggersen and Gotfred F. Wettergreen, Copenhagen 1833. Loaded. Matched pair of silver braches. Maker Christian Olsen Møller, Copenhagen 1834. Weight branches 1437 gr. H. 33.5/51 cm. Two light nozzle covers included (2+2). Estimate: kr 15,000-20,000 ($ 1,851 - $ 2,469)- A larger and smaller French Empire sterling silver jug. With handles of wood, one ebony, eagle head spouts, hinged covers with acorn finials, raised on three foliate supports with animal paws. Largest jug Paris 1798-1809, maker presumably Pierre Vallière. The other jug Paris 1798-1809, unidentified maker's mark AHD. Weight in total 1907 gr. H. 33 and 30.5 cm (2). Estimate: kr 15,000-20,000 ($ 1,851 - $ 2,469)- «Amager» - a large collection of app. 95 cotton, wool and silk costume items and textiles, comprising among others aprons, headwear, buckles and sheets. 19th century (C. 95). Estimate: kr 15,000 ($ 1,851)- A selection of Danish silver comprising a coffee pot, sugar and cream set, pitcher, sauce boat and dish. Manufactured by Cohr, 1930-40's. Weight app 1739 gr. H. 9-28 cm (6). Estimate: kr 6,000-8,000 ($ 741 - $ 987)- «Fluted Half Lace» porcelain decorated in purple and gold comprising a covered bowl, circular dish and two oval dishes. Royal Copenhagen. 19th-20th century (4). Estimate: kr 10,000-12,000 ($ 1,234 - $ 1,481)White marble female head after Roman antique style. Mounted on base. H. excl. base 23 cm. Estimate: kr 12,000 ($ 1,481)- A Danish 1940's hammered silver coffee and tea set comprising a coffee pot, teapot, sugar and cream set and a pair of «Bernstorff» sugar tongs. Manufactured by Grann & Laglye a.o., 1944 and 1926. Weight app. 1800 gr. H. 9.5-24 cm (5). Estimate: kr 6,000 ($ 741)- A Danish «Skønvirke» hammered silver cutlery. No maker's mark, 1910-1920's. Weight app. 2392 gr (71). Comprising: 13 dinner forks, 12 luncheon forks, 7+6 dinner spoons, 12 dessert spoons, 12 teaspoons, 2 sugar spoons, 2 cold cut forks, serving spade, 2 sauce spoons, larger and smaller serving spoon. Estimate: kr 6,000-8,000 ($ 741 - $ 987)- A pair of Danish silver sauce pand in the style of «Rosenborg», turned wood handles. S&M Benzen, Copenhagen 1903 and 1905. Weight 943 gr. H. 6.5 cm. Diameter 17 cm (2). Estimate: kr 8,000 ($ 987)«Blue Fluted Full Lace» four various porcelain dishes decorated in blue. Royal Copenhagen (4). Comprising: 1 dish, 1115; 1 oval dish, 1148 1 oval dish, 1147 og 1 round dish, 1041. Estimate: kr 7,000-8,000 ($ 864 - $ 987)- Small Danish tureen, standing on four supports. Axel Salomonsen, 20th century. Weight 1373 gr. H. 22 cm. Estimate: kr 6,000-8,000 ($ 741 - $ 987)- A pair of Chinese «Nine peaches» porcelain plates decorated in iron-red and gold. Guangxu mark and probably period. Diam. 22.5 cm (2). Estimate: kr 8,000 ($ 987)- A West-Greenlandic carved patinated wood mask with leather mounts, circa 1940. H. 31 cm. Provenance: Danish painters Ib Geertsen and Herman Stilling. Illustrated in Ib Geertsen, Greenlandic Masks, p. 26. Estimate: kr 6,000-8,000 ($ 741 - $ 987)- An English Elefant Ear oak wood side table. Dated 3-3-30 (1930). H. 44 cm. W. 67 cm. D. 55 cm. Rowland Ward established his business in Piccadilly, London in the late 19th century and focused from the beginning on using body parts from exotic animals for furniture manufacturing, etc. Rapidly he gained a reputation as one of the best within his field and his shop soon received the nickname «The Jungle». Estimate: kr 6,000-8,000 ($ 741 - $ 987)For details, visit: http://www.bruun-rasmussen.dk/index.doClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale. 

To get a ride, Uber says take a walk

DETROIT (AP) - The latest variation of an Uber ride will require a short walk. In eight U.S. cities, the ride-hailing company is rolling out a service called «Express Pool,» which links riders in the same area who want to travel to similar destina
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To get a ride, Uber says take a walk

DETROIT (AP) - The latest variation of an Uber ride will require a short walk. In eight U.S. cities, the ride-hailing company is rolling out a service called «Express Pool,» which links riders in the same area who want to travel to similar destinations. Once linked, riders would need to ...

Adjaye Associates’ SPYSCAPE Museum Immerses Visitors into the World of Espionage

Smoked glass, glowing lights, corten steel, and fiber cement set the space for the interactive spy museum, SPYSCAPE, inviting the visitors to immerse into the world of espionage. Designed by Adjaye Associates, a range of interactive spy-themed exhibitions ar
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Adjaye Associates’ SPYSCAPE Museum Immerses Visitors into the World of Espionage

Smoked glass, glowing lights, corten steel, and fiber cement set the space for the interactive spy museum, SPYSCAPE, inviting the visitors to immerse into the world of espionage. Designed by Adjaye Associates, a range of interactive spy-themed exhibitions are housed in this 60,000-square-foot museum, located two blocks from the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.Upon entering the museum, each visitor is assigned one of 11 spy identites including hacker, cryptologist, or intelligence analyst. Through interactive exhibitions and spy-themed challenges, the visitors learn how to identify lies, snake their way through laser tripwires, or complete a surveillance mission, noted ArchDaily.The museum space also houses more than 1,000 rare spy books in its book store, a café, and a gift shop. Lucy Tilley, Associate Director for Adjaye Associates, said: “It has been exciting to work with a client as truly innovative as SPYSCAPE. Thanks to their forward-thinking vision, we have been able to challenge the traditional museum typology with a design that creates a new model of visitor experience which straddles the physical and digital worlds.” 

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What we've learned from MotoGP testing so far

Marquez in another leagueReigning champion Marc Marquez seems without any doubt to be the man to beat. That's what post-season testing in Valencia suggested and since then the Honda rider has confirmed that status.Clearly, Marquez remains the reference, whic
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What we've learned from MotoGP testing so far

Marquez in another leagueReigning champion Marc Marquez seems without any doubt to be the man to beat. That's what post-season testing in Valencia suggested and since then the Honda rider has confirmed that status.Clearly, Marquez remains the reference, which is how the likes of Andrea Dovizioso, Valentino Rossi and Johann Zarco see him, and his laptimes reflect it perfectly.He is ... Keep reading

BT Sport extends UK MotoGP TV deal to 2021

The subscription-only channel took over the rights from the BBC at the start of the 2014 season in what was originally a five-year agreement with Dorna that was set to lapse at the end of 2018.Now BT has announced it has secured an extension to that deal cove
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BT Sport extends UK MotoGP TV deal to 2021

The subscription-only channel took over the rights from the BBC at the start of the 2014 season in what was originally a five-year agreement with Dorna that was set to lapse at the end of 2018.Now BT has announced it has secured an extension to that deal covering the '19, '20 and '21 campaigns.Dorna Managing Director Manel Arroyo said: “We are delighted to have extended our agreement ... Keep reading

Force India to wait until testing for 2018 F1 car reveal

By then, the other eight teams will have either unveiled their actual cars, or released images online.Force India will use all four of its drivers at the first test, with development driver Nikita Mazepin having the honour of driving the new car first on Mond
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Force India to wait until testing for 2018 F1 car reveal

By then, the other eight teams will have either unveiled their actual cars, or released images online.Force India will use all four of its drivers at the first test, with development driver Nikita Mazepin having the honour of driving the new car first on Monday.Esteban Ocon, Sergio Perez and reserve driver Nicholas Latifi will all then take turns in the car.The focus will be ... Keep reading

FIFA lifts ban on 2026 World Cup voters publicly backing bid

LONDON (AP) A ban on voters publicly endorsing a 2026 World Cup bid has been lifted by FIFA in the face of criticism from soccer officials.
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FIFA lifts ban on 2026 World Cup voters publicly backing bid

LONDON (AP) A ban on voters publicly endorsing a 2026 World Cup bid has been lifted by FIFA in the face of criticism from soccer officials.

Sauber wheelbase tweak hints at Ferrari change

The Hinwil-based outfit revealed its aggressive new C37 on Tuesday, featuring Alfa Romeo branding on the back of a closer collaboration with Ferrari.The new car has adopted a different aero and mechanical concept, including following the lead set by Mercedes
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Sauber wheelbase tweak hints at Ferrari change

The Hinwil-based outfit revealed its aggressive new C37 on Tuesday, featuring Alfa Romeo branding on the back of a closer collaboration with Ferrari.The new car has adopted a different aero and mechanical concept, including following the lead set by Mercedes and Toro Rosso last year of having high front wishbones to help clear up airflow underneath the chassis.Intriguingly, the car's ... Keep reading

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