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Dear Microsoft, Don’t Help ICE

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“Batwoman”: The CW developing lesbian superhero as a new DC drama series

Casting will begin soon, which will first appear on the DC crossover between “Arrow,” “The Flash” and “Supergirl”
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“Batwoman”: The CW developing lesbian superhero as a new DC drama series

Casting will begin soon, which will first appear on the DC crossover between “Arrow,” “The Flash” and “Supergirl”

Pre-existing conditions: The age group most vulnerable if coverage goes away

As the ACA gets dismantled, those in their 50s and 60s, who are not eligible yet for Medicare, face a crisis
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Pre-existing conditions: The age group most vulnerable if coverage goes away

As the ACA gets dismantled, those in their 50s and 60s, who are not eligible yet for Medicare, face a crisis

Several Democratic politicians call for President Donald Trump to be impeached after Putin summit

“At this point, there is certainly enough there for the case to proceed,” Texas Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke says
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Several Democratic politicians call for President Donald Trump to be impeached after Putin summit

“At this point, there is certainly enough there for the case to proceed,” Texas Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke says

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MindTree slips 9% on profit booking after Q1 results

In past one year, shares of MindTree had outperformed the market by surging 109% as compared to 15% rise in the S&P BSE Sensex till Wednesday.
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MindTree slips 9% on profit booking after Q1 results

In past one year, shares of MindTree had outperformed the market by surging 109% as compared to 15% rise in the S&P BSE Sensex till Wednesday.

Hinduja Leyland Finance's proposed IPO expected raise Rs 10-15 billion

Addressing shareholders on Tuesday, Ashok Leyland Chairman Dheeraj Hinduja said the future for Hinduja Leyland Finance was bright and the company was planning for an IPO this year
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Hinduja Leyland Finance's proposed IPO expected raise Rs 10-15 billion

Addressing shareholders on Tuesday, Ashok Leyland Chairman Dheeraj Hinduja said the future for Hinduja Leyland Finance was bright and the company was planning for an IPO this year

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China’s Didi Chuxing is close to launching a taxi-booking service in Japan

Days after raising $500 million via a strategic investment from travel giant Booking Holdings, Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has continued its international push with the launch of a local business in Japan. Its new Japan-based unit is a joint vent
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China’s Didi Chuxing is close to launching a taxi-booking service in Japan

Days after raising $500 million via a strategic investment from travel giant Booking Holdings, Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has continued its international push with the launch of a local business in Japan. Its new Japan-based unit is a joint venture with SoftBank, a longtime Didi investor, which has been in the works since an announcement back […]

And now, here’s a ‘Trumpy Cat’ augmented reality app from George Takei

Anyone who follows George Takei on Twitter can tell you that Star Trek‘s original Sulu is not a fan of President Donald Trump. But he’s found a new way to express that criticism — not just in tweets, interviews and op-eds, but also in an augment
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And now, here’s a ‘Trumpy Cat’ augmented reality app from George Takei

Anyone who follows George Takei on Twitter can tell you that Star Trek‘s original Sulu is not a fan of President Donald Trump. But he’s found a new way to express that criticism — not just in tweets, interviews and op-eds, but also in an augmented reality app called House of Cats. The app was […]

Money talks when trying to influence climate change legislation

Climate lobbying is big business. A new analysis shows that between 2000 and 2016, lobbyists spent more than two billion dollars on influencing relevant legislation in the US Congress. Unsurprisingly, sectors that could be negatively affected by bills limitin
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Money talks when trying to influence climate change legislation

Climate lobbying is big business. A new analysis shows that between 2000 and 2016, lobbyists spent more than two billion dollars on influencing relevant legislation in the US Congress. Unsurprisingly, sectors that could be negatively affected by bills limiting carbon emissions, such as the electrical utilities sector, fossil fuel companies and transportation corporations had the deepest pockets.

Use of nicotine during pregnancy may increase risk of sudden infant death syndrome

Nicotine exposure during pregnancy, whether from smoking cigarettes, or nicotine patches and e-cigarettes, increases risk of sudden infant death syndrome -- sometimes known as 'cot death' -- according to new research.
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Use of nicotine during pregnancy may increase risk of sudden infant death syndrome

Nicotine exposure during pregnancy, whether from smoking cigarettes, or nicotine patches and e-cigarettes, increases risk of sudden infant death syndrome -- sometimes known as 'cot death' -- according to new research.

In the ocean's twilight zone, tiny organisms may have giant effect on Earth's carbon cycle

In a new study that challenges scientists' presuppositions about the carbon cycle, researchers find that tiny organisms may be playing in outside role in the way carbon is circulated throughout the ocean.
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In the ocean's twilight zone, tiny organisms may have giant effect on Earth's carbon cycle

In a new study that challenges scientists' presuppositions about the carbon cycle, researchers find that tiny organisms may be playing in outside role in the way carbon is circulated throughout the ocean.

NASA's new mini satellite will study Milky Way's halo

A new mission called HaloSat will help scientists search for the universe's missing matter by studying X-rays from hot gas surrounding the Milky Way galaxy.
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NASA's new mini satellite will study Milky Way's halo

A new mission called HaloSat will help scientists search for the universe's missing matter by studying X-rays from hot gas surrounding the Milky Way galaxy.

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Balmain x Beyoncé Capsule Collection Launched

Balmain recently collaborated with Beyonce for a capsule collection. The collection was recently unveiled and is made available for sale.“Balmain x Beyonce, is based on key Olivier Rousteing designs for Beyonce’s iconic Coachella weekends, riffs on the si
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Balmain x Beyoncé Capsule Collection Launched

Balmain recently collaborated with Beyonce for a capsule collection. The collection was recently unveiled and is made available for sale.“Balmain x Beyonce, is based on key Olivier Rousteing designs for Beyonce’s iconic Coachella weekends, riffs on the signature varsity styles and legacy of more than 100 America’s historically black colleges and universities. Proceeds from the collection, fittingly, will be used to help fund the impressive work of UNCF, which helps thousands of students attend college, thrive, graduate and become tomorrow’s leaders,” says the Balmain website.It all started when Beyonce and her troupe were wearing their Balmain designed marching band outfits while practicing. The dancers were enjoying the outfit and so was she. This is when it struck to the Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing that they can take Beyonce’s stage outfits to the stores and can come up with a collection to make her fans happy. Thus the corner stone for the Balmain x Beyonce collaboration was laid and rest, as they say, is history.The collaboration yielded collection that was launched in mid July. Balmain launched a three-piece Balmain x Beyonce collection in its Paris flagship. The collection is also available online. The collection includes pink and yellow sweatshirts that Beyonce flaunted on stage at Coachella. A black tee also features in the collection with the same graphic.Rousteing had reportedly said that this coming together of music and fashion is a big thing and that he wants the association to do well. As per him Beyonce is an epitome of empowerment and is a strong woman. The fact that she is a perfectionist drives everyone around her to perform better. He believes that they are on the same page. They shared the same vision for their respective domain and brought the same to the collection. The collection is more than just clothes and that the collection carries a message. The message is to never stop dreaming. Beyonce’s global success is a great tool to spread the message of standing for women’s rights and standing against racism.As per Rousteing the clothes talk to the millennial about the things they wish and the things they can achieve. He feels everyone around these days are fortunate enough to be witnessing so much and having the exposure and the know-how. It was difficult during his growing up years in France.Proceeds from the collaboration will go to the United Negro College Fund!Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the Balmain x Beyonce collectionhttp://www.blouinartinfo.com Founder: Louise Blouin 

Hawaii searches for safe spots for people to see lava

HONOLULU (AP) - Stunning images of Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano have captivated people around the world. But ironically it's nearly impossible for residents and visitors on the ground to see the lava - a fact that's squeezing the tourism-dependent local
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Hawaii searches for safe spots for people to see lava

HONOLULU (AP) - Stunning images of Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano have captivated people around the world. But ironically it's nearly impossible for residents and visitors on the ground to see the lava - a fact that's squeezing the tourism-dependent local economy. Authorities on the Big Island want to set up ...

Didi, SoftBank set up taxi-hailing joint venture in Japan

TOKYO (AP) - Chinese mobile service giant Didi Chuxing and Tokyo-based SoftBank Corp. have set up a joint venture for taxi-hailing in Japan. The companies announced the plan Thursday for a service that uses artificial intelligence and data analysis on a techn
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Didi, SoftBank set up taxi-hailing joint venture in Japan

TOKYO (AP) - Chinese mobile service giant Didi Chuxing and Tokyo-based SoftBank Corp. have set up a joint venture for taxi-hailing in Japan. The companies announced the plan Thursday for a service that uses artificial intelligence and data analysis on a technology platform available for free to all taxi companies ...

Auction Preview: Works of Art at Stallion Hill Gallery, West Haven, CT, July 22

What: Works of ArtWhere: Stallion Hill Gallery, 583 Pacific St, Stamford, CT 06902, USAWhen: 22 JulyTop lots of the sale:- A Massive Chinese Bronze Ding with Gold Inlay. 17/18th cen, bronze ding of archaic style with Gold Inlay, measures 13« in height a
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Auction Preview: Works of Art at Stallion Hill Gallery, West Haven, CT, July 22

What: Works of ArtWhere: Stallion Hill Gallery, 583 Pacific St, Stamford, CT 06902, USAWhen: 22 JulyTop lots of the sale:- A Massive Chinese Bronze Ding with Gold Inlay. 17/18th cen, bronze ding of archaic style with Gold Inlay, measures 13« in height and 14.5» wide. Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 15,000- A Massive Chinese Bronze Ding with Gold Inlay. 17/18th cen, bronze ding of archaic style with Gold Inlay, measures 13« in height and 14.5» wide. Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 15,000- Momumental Pair of Chinese Wood Peking Lion with Gold. 19th cen, full gold lacquered, base and body is separate pieces, measures 5 foot tall. Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 15,000- Momumental Pair of Chinese Wood Peking Lion with Gold. 19th cen, full gold lacquered, base and body is separate pieces, measures 5 foot tall. Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 15,000- Pair Chinese Cloisonné Urn Shaped Vase - Signed De. 19th cen, both drilled, one vase has small dent on shoulder and base, heavy for the size, with gilt final, both measure 20.5«h 8.5» diameter. Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 15,000- Pair of 18th cen Imperial Buddhist Wood Altar Pedestal. 18th cen, both measure 32«h 12» diameter. Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 15,000- Rare Ukiyo-e Painting on Silk by Kawamata Tsunemasa. On silk, ukiyo-e artist, measures 14« by 21.5», framed. Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 15,000- Chinese Square Porcelain Brushpot on Rosewood Base. 20th cen, with undrglazed blue yongzheng mar, porcelain measures 6.75« in height, 4.5» wide, overall measures 9.2« in height. Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000- Chinese Teadust Glazed Porcelain Brush Washer with antique chinese teadust glazed porcelain brush washer with mark, old japanese collector presentation box, measures 25 cm in diameter 6.5 cm in height (9.8» in diameter). Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000- Important Set of Early Japanese Wooden Sculpture. Early temple type, with loss of lacquer, restoration, wood split, each measures 26« h 15» w. Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000For details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin

Auction Preview: Asian Antiques and Arts Auction at Catherine's Art Center, Beijing, July 22

What: Asian Antiques and Arts AuctionWhere: Catherine's Art Center, No. B206 Shiji Kangmai, Taobao City Fengtai, Beijing, 100078, ChinaWhen: 22 JulyTop lots of the sale:- Qing Dynasty Gilt Light Buddha Mother Bodhisattva. Many years ago collected from Relic S
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Auction Preview: Asian Antiques and Arts Auction at Catherine's Art Center, Beijing, July 22

What: Asian Antiques and Arts AuctionWhere: Catherine's Art Center, No. B206 Shiji Kangmai, Taobao City Fengtai, Beijing, 100078, ChinaWhen: 22 JulyTop lots of the sale:- Qing Dynasty Gilt Light Buddha Mother Bodhisattva. Many years ago collected from Relic Store of Gansu Province. Size is around 14 x 6 x 9 cm. Estimate: $ 100,000 - $ 150,000- A Perfect Imperial Famille Rose Porcelain Gongdao Cup. Qing Dynasty, Imperial, with Qianlong mark. Size is around total H 19 cm. Size of the cup is around 9 x 9 x 9 cm. Size of the stand is around 16.8 x 16.8 x 10 cm. Weight is around 866.6 g. Estimate: $ 80,000 - $ 150,000- Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period, Copper, The craft is exquisite, open face is beautiful, lower half body and ribbon are gilt gold, the body is mud gold, it is a kind of craft difficulty exceeds the method of full gilt gold at that time. Size is around 11 x 5.2 x 7.2 cm. Estimate: $ 60,000 - $ 80,000- Early Tang Dynasty, Tibetan, more than thousand years, Museum collection grade, Gibeon Meteorite Manjusry. Early period shape. Later shape is with three heads and six arms. High grade, was worn by the king of Turfan Zanpu at that time. Support any test. Size is around 11.1 x 5.3 cm. Estimate: $ 50,000 - $ 60,000- A Big Antique Tibetan Gilt Bronze God of Wealth Statue. Qing Dynasty, Size is around 22 x 1433 cm. Estimate: $ 35,000 - $ 50,000- Middle Qing Dynasty, Zitan Wood, Kingkong hand bodhisattva. Gold lacquered. It is rare that there two Buddhist Collection on the back and bottom. Size is around Total H 28 cm, the figure size is around 20 x 8 x 20 cm, bottom base size is around 8 x 12.8 x 16.2 cm. The left foot has old mend. Estimate: $ 30,000 - $ 50,000- A Big Tibetan Gilt Tara Statue. Ming Dynasty, with Ming Yongle Mark. Size is around 23 x 16.5 x 37 cm. Estimate: $ 30,000 - $ 35,000- A Big Ming Under glaze Red Beast Ears Zun Bottle. Ming Dynasty, Hongwu Emperor Period. Size is H 44.5 cm, Weight is 5.905 kg. Estimate: $ 25,000 - $ 40,000- A Big Nice Antique Gilt Guanyin Statue. Ming Dynasty, with Ming Yongle mark. Size is around 23 x 16.5 x 31.5 cm. Estimate: $ 25,000 - $ 30,000- 17th Century Tibetan Big Mahagala. 17 Century, Tibetan, big size, Mahagala, black stone, the great black god of war, the god of wealth. Size is around 23 x 9 x 32 cm, weight is around 10 kg. Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 20,000For details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin

Hermès Launches Enchaînements Libres, A Fine Jewellery Collection

Hermes recently launched a new collection of fine jewellery called Enchainements Libres. The unique launch event took place in Paris. The occasion saw dance performance at La Gaite Lyrique. The performance saw humans (ballerinas) moving slowly and gradually f
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Hermès Launches Enchaînements Libres, A Fine Jewellery Collection

Hermes recently launched a new collection of fine jewellery called Enchainements Libres. The unique launch event took place in Paris. The occasion saw dance performance at La Gaite Lyrique. The performance saw humans (ballerinas) moving slowly and gradually forming links by interlocking arms, probably trying to re-create the charm of links and chains present in the jewellery pieces. The dance was the conceptualisation of Pierre Hardy, the Creative Director of the fine jewellery division, who says, “The chain connects and interconnects opposites, it attaches and liberates.”The spectacular show was presented live during Paris couture week. The show was choreographed by Christian Rizzo. The performers were dressed in black so that the jewels they wore attracted eye balls, which the jewels managed to do successfully.“The whole collection is designed around the body. The chain allowed me to make the link between the cosmetic and the cosmos, words which share the same origin, and which are related to order and harmony,” says Hardy talking about his inspiration as per the Hermes website.  He adds, “When you design an item of clothing, the body gives an absolute, pre-established scale, while with jewellery you are free to move from small to large, from single to multiple elements,”“These pieces of jewellery are conceived as extensions of the body. I always seek to understand how they will actually be articulated, how they will flex and move with the body. They reveal gestures, enhance postures. They are objects with a lot of personality, light and radiance,” adds Hardy.Her further says that far from the jewellery of former times, which obstructed movement, these pieces are designed for modern lifestyles. They dance in unison with the bodies that wear them. “I always seek that which will be beautiful, that which will appeal to a woman that which will bring the form to life as strikingly as possible. Beauty is all about impact. I try to find the right balance between the experimental and the fine jeweller’s know-how: une joaillerie de la forme,” concludes Hardy.The collection has one of the iconic jewellery pieces called Chaine d'ancre that has been designed as a  chocker with a big chunk of rock crystal.The French high fashion luxury goods manufacturer, Hermes was established in 1837. Its specialities are ready-to-wear, leather, watches, lifestyle accessories, perfumery, home furnishings, and jewellery.Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the collection http://www.blouinartinfo.com Founder: Louise Blouin

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Malzahn to preview Auburn's outlook as SEC Media Days ends

ATLANTA (AP) Gus Malzahn's Auburn Tigers are coming off an interesting 2017 season, enjoying the highs of wins over eventual SEC champion Georgia and national champion Alabama before losing to the Bulldogs in the SEC championship game.
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Malzahn to preview Auburn's outlook as SEC Media Days ends

ATLANTA (AP) Gus Malzahn's Auburn Tigers are coming off an interesting 2017 season, enjoying the highs of wins over eventual SEC champion Georgia and national champion Alabama before losing to the Bulldogs in the SEC championship game.

Mild breeze, fast course for start of British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) Sandy Lyle of Scotland sent a mid-iron rolling along the crusty turf of Carnoustie to start the 147th playing of the British Open.
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Mild breeze, fast course for start of British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) Sandy Lyle of Scotland sent a mid-iron rolling along the crusty turf of Carnoustie to start the 147th playing of the British Open.

Clemson takes center stage on Day 2 of ACC media days

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Clemson Tigers will take center stage Thursday as the Atlantic Coast Conference turns its attention the Atlantic Division at the preseason media days.
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Clemson takes center stage on Day 2 of ACC media days

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Clemson Tigers will take center stage Thursday as the Atlantic Coast Conference turns its attention the Atlantic Division at the preseason media days.

UK design firm awarded new Bathurst circuit tender

The UK-based firm was chosen from a short-list of three companies vying to design the 4.5-kilometre permanent circuit, which is set to be built alongside the famous 6.2-kilometre Mount Panorama track.Dubbed Velocity Park, the new circuit is set to host FIA an
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UK design firm awarded new Bathurst circuit tender

The UK-based firm was chosen from a short-list of three companies vying to design the 4.5-kilometre permanent circuit, which is set to be built alongside the famous 6.2-kilometre Mount Panorama track.Dubbed Velocity Park, the new circuit is set to host FIA and FIM-level events not suited to the traditional semi-permanent Bathurst layout.“This announcement is the start of bringing ... Keep reading

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