Friday, June 16, 2017

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June 16 is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 198 days remaining until the end of the year.

1963: Soviets launch first woman into space
Valentina Tereshkova, a former textile worker from the Soviet Union becomes the first woman in space.

On June 16, 1933, President Roosevelt opened his New Deal recovery program, signing bank, rail, and industry bills and initiating farm aid. Go to article »

On This Date
1812 The City Bank of New York (later Citibank) opened for business.
1890 Stan Laurel of the comedy team Laurel and Hardy was born Arthur Stanley Jefferson in Lancashire, England.
1897 The United States signed a treaty of annexation with Hawaii.
1903 Ford Motor Co. was incorporated.
1911 The forerunner of IBM was incorporated in New York State as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co.
1932 President Herbert Hoover was renominated at the Republican National Convention in Chicago.
1960 "Psycho," directed by Alfred Hitchcock, premiered in New York.
1963 The Soviet Union launched the first female space traveler, Valentina Tereshkova, into orbit aboard Vostok 6.
1967 The three-day Monterey International Pop Music Festival - which catapulted Jimi Hendrix, the Who and Janis Joplin to stardom - opened in northern California.




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He says he used 57 percent of his battery capacity for the eight-minute flight, which leads him to theorize a total flying time of 14 minutes. “Overall the test went really well,” he writes on YouTube. “There was a little more vibration than I had anticipated, and Yaw directional stability in forward flight was inadequate. In this first flight the I-gain limits were set to zero. Next flight, the Yaw I-limit will be set to a value above zero to obtain better directional stability.” Which is to say, the inventor is working on improving the stability and functionality for future flights.

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US acts to seize assets allegedly looted from Malaysia fund 1MDB, including a Picasso given to Leonardo DiCaprio. The U.S. DOJ filed suit to recovery around $540 million in assets allegedly stolen from Malaysia wealth fund 1MDB, established by Prime Minister Najib Razak. The assets targeted included a Picasso painting given to actor Leonardo DiCaprio and the rights to two Hollywood Films, including Oscar-winning "The Wolf of Wall Street."


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Many people know Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) for its dominant retail operations and smart-home speaker Alexa. However, the company's fastest-growing and most profitable segment is Amazon Web Services. AWS is the company's cloud computing division, which allows businesses to store their data and applications in Amazon's massive data centers.
"Renting" space from Amazon is far cheaper and more flexible than traditional on-premise solutions, which is why cloud computing is turning the enterprise IT world upside-down. AWS grew a whopping 42.7% in the most recent quarter while posting a 24.3% operating margin. Synergy Research Group puts AWS at 40% cloud market share, almost double that of Microsoft, Alphabet, and IBM combined. According to IDC, the cloud market is set to grow 25% this year, making it one of the highest-growth industries today.


The cloud drove Q1 results for Google, Amazon, and Microsoft

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A missing sailor from the USS Shiloh who triggered a massive man overboard search in the Philippine Sea has been found alive on board the ship. One week after he was declared missing, the sailor, Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Peter Mims, was found in the ship's engineering spaces, according to a U.S. official.

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Prairie Home Love & Comedy Tour. Two-plus hours of stories, love duets, Guy Noir, Cowboys, poetic outbursts, and our famous Singing Intermission at which the Eager & Able-Bodied stand and sing around the campfire.

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Here’s a quiz; no conferring. To the nearest whole number, what percentage of the world’s energy consumption was supplied by wind power in 2014, the last year for which there are reliable figures? Was it 20 per cent, 10 per cent or 5 per cent? None of the above: it was 0 per cent. That is to say, to the nearest whole number, there is still no wind power on Earth.

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Every European Waterways six-night barge cruise includes all gourmet meals, regional wines, an open bar, local transfers and the use of barge facilities such as bicycles to explore the towpaths, a sundeck to laze on, or a spa pool to relax in. We also offer daily escorted excursions “off the beaten track” to wineries, castles, markets or to see craftsmen at work. 
http://www.gobarging.com/cruises-in-ireland

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) on Thursday announced a recall of 209,135 older-model Dodge minivans in the U.S., saying air bags may deploy unexpectedly. The recall, which also includes 87,703 vehicles in Canada, affects certain 2011-2012 Dodge Grand Caravan minivans.

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EUROPE GOING MAD SECTION

"Brexit is dead. Within six months, Theresa May will be out. She's as popular as the girl that brought a ham sandwich to a bat mitzvah," said Andrew Freris, CEO of Ecognosis Advisory. "We're not going to have a soft or a hard Brexit. We won't have a Brexit at all."

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"When I speak to carmakers in Germany – especially in Bavaria – so BMW (for example), they tell me the U.K. market is so important for them and then I ask them the question, what is more important… a working European market or the U.K. market?" said Alexander Radwan, finance expert and member of the Christian Socialist Union (CSU).

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HERE COME THE UNICORNS
France launched a technology visa on Thursday which aims to attract international talent, with newly-elected President Emmanuel Macron talking about the need to strip out regulation to become a "country of unicorns".


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EU GIVES Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic 24 HOURS TO GET OUT OF TOWN!
The European Union is giving the nations of Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic a 24-hour deadline to take in refugees under the E.U. migrant sharing plan or else risk being referred to the European Court of Justice and face fines. E.U. Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos has said that the central European nations have ignored the E.U., telling them to take their share of the Muslim migrants pouring into Europe.
The E.U. agreed to take in 160,000 migrants, distributed across nations in proportion to each nation's size and wealth. Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Konrad Szymanski said the move by the E.U. serves to only worsen existing European divisions on the issue of migrants. "From the political point of view, this action ... unnecessarily heats up political tensions of which there are already too many in the European Union."




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