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Month: May 2018

This 14-year-old discovered a new approach to cleaning up oil spills

Anika Bhagavatula, a 14-year-old student from Wilton, Connecticut, is one of the national finalists in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge — a science and engineering competition for middle school students that earns the winner a $25,000 award as well as title of “America’s Top Young Scientist.” Bhagavatula’s project uses unconventional materials — what some people…

Abramovich faces UK visa ‘delay’

Image copyright EPA Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich has experienced delays in renewing his visa for the UK, the BBC understands. The Russian billionaire did not attend Saturday’s FA Cup Final at Wembley when the blues beat Manchester United 1-0. His office said it does not discuss personal matters with the media. A source…

Cuba plane company ‘had safety worries’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDoctor Jose Luis Castellano described the crash site as “very painful” to beholdThe Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Cuba on Friday, killing 110 people on board, had received prior safety complaints, two-ex pilots say. One of the pilots described how a plane rented from Damojh…

IS militants ‘leave Damascus suburbs’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Syrian forces say they are clearing the area of militants Militants from the Islamic State (IS) group have been evacuated from an enclave in the southern suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus, activists say. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a temporary ceasefire had come into effect following…

A renewed debate about school design to stop shootings

Second Amendment activists and some security experts are calling for safer school designs, while some gun-control advocates say it’s a distracting issue that avoids more meaningful action, AP’s Lisa Marie Pane reports. What kicked things off: Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) said after Friday’s shooting: “There are too many entrances and too many exits…

Voter registration accelerating among young people

“The pace of new voter registrations among young people in crucial states is accelerating, a signal that school shootings this year … may prove to be more than ephemeral displays of activism, the N.Y. Times’ Michael Tackett and Rachel Shorey report. What’s happening: “Voter data for March and April show that young registrants represented a…

Axios AM

Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, turns out to be a recurring character in the Mueller drama, in a way that complicates Republican efforts to dismiss the investigation as “nothing to see here.” First, Don Jr. was at the center of the Trump Tower campaign meeting with a Russian lawyer, emailing “I love it”…

Donald Trump Jr.’s problems grow in Mueller probe

Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, turns out to be a recurring character in the Mueller drama, in a way that complicates Republican efforts to dismiss the investigation as “nothing to see here.” First, Don Jr. was at the center of the Trump Tower campaign meeting with a Russian lawyer, emailing “I love it”…

Aviva fund places triple short bet against Australia

A unit of $640 billion British funds management giant Aviva Investors has taken a multi-pronged short bet against Australia in the bond, credit and currency market as a the odds of a housing-related wobble have increased. “We are short the Aussie dollar, we are long Australian interest rates and we are also long protection on the…

2018 AFR Rich List: Billionaire investor Alex Waislitz planning big property move

Billionaire investor Alex Waislitz in considering launching a listed property fund modelled on his successful investment companies Thorney Opportunities and Thorney Technologies. Mr Waislitz, who has made his $1.39 billion fortune from investing in ASX-listed small and mid cap companies, has been increasingly shifting his attention to the property industry in the past few years.…

Geopolitics packaged up as a reality TV series

Now the royal wedding is over, the world will quickly turn to the next must-watch event on the global calendar, the scheduled meeting of Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un on June 12. The two events may be very different and have very different strategic import but the anticipation, the analysis and the attention paid by hundreds of millions…

Both tax plans hit the rich, says Deloitte

Claims the Coalition’s planned income tax cuts are “unfair” have been slammed in a fresh analysis that shows four in five Australians will be better off while the top 20 per cent of adults will carry even more of the burden, which already sits just below a staggering 80 per cent. Under Labor that effect…

Macquarie Group tees up Bell Potter for axed advisers

Macquarie Group is hoping that some of the stockbroking and financial advisers it axed last week are hired by Sydney-based Bell Potter after the companies formed an arrangement to rehouse staff. Sources said a clearer picture of the number of exits suggested more than 55 employees were cut from Macquarie’s private wealth unit, including support…

The new Rhodes Scholarship doesn’t require sport or a private school

To many Australians, the Rhodes Scholarship symbolises not only an intellectual elite but encompasses the social elite of private schools, rugby playing fields and smoky common rooms.  Marnie Hughes-Warrington, the overseer of the scholarship in Australia, wants to recruit from the asphalt playgrounds of Australia’s state and Catholic schools too. The senior Australian National University administrator has shaken up the…

Driverless cars from 2021, predicts Hostplus CIO Sam Sicilia

Australia should embrace driverless cars and automation because they are coming and will take people’s jobs whether we are ready or not, says the super fund manager who led the nation’s charge into venture capital. Sam Sicilia, chief investment officer at Hostplus, the top performing $33 billion hospitality industry fund, said the country should expect to see driverless cars on the roads starting…

ارتفاع ارباح “باعظيم” بشكل طفيف إلى 6.5 مليون ريال (+ 2%) بنهاية الربع الأول 2018

الفترة الإيرادات اجمالي الدخل صافي الدخل ربح السهم (ريال) النمو في الارباح 2018 – – – – – 2018 – الربع الرابع – – – – – 2018 – الربع الثالث – – – – – 2018 – الربع الثاني – – – – – 2018 – الربع الأول 71.36 28.55 6.47 0.64 1.70 %…

السوق السعودي يغلق على ارتفاع طفيف.. وسط تداولات قليلة بلغت 2.6 مليار ريال

في المقابل، تراجع سهم “الأهلي التجاري” بـ2 % عند 46.80 ريال، وأنهت أسهم “سافكو” و”التصنيع الوطنية” و”المملكة القابضة” و”أسواق العثيم” و”جرير” تداولاتها اليوم على تراجع بنسب تراوح بين 1 و2 %.   وأغلق سهم “أسترا الصناعية” عند 19.16 ريال ( – 1 %)، عقب نهاية أحقية أرباح نقدية بواقع 0.5 ريال للسهم عن العام 2017.

السوق السعودي: 496.3 مليون ريال صافي مشتريات الأجانب المؤهلين خلال الأسبوع الماضي.. و696.5 مليون ريال صافي مشتريات الشركات السعودية

2018-05-20 أرقام – خاص أعلنت السوق المالية السعودية “تداول” أن صافي مشتريات الأجانب عبر الاستثمار الأجنبي المباشر خلال الأسبوع المنتهي في 17 مايو 2018، قد بلغ 496.3 مليون ريال.   أما استثمارات الأجانب عبر اتفاقيات المبادلة، فبلغ صافي مشترياتهم من خلالها 113.1 مليون ريال خلال نفس الأسبوع.  وقد اتجهت جميع فئات المؤسسات السعودية للشراء بإستثناء…

هيئة السوق توافق على زيادة رأس مال “العقارية” إلى 2.4 مليار ريال

وافقت هيئة السوق المالية على طلب الشركة العقارية السعودية زيادة رأس مالها من 1.2 مليار ريال إلى 2.4 مليار ريال وذلك بمنح سهم مجاني مقابل كل سهم قائم يملكه المساهمون المقيدون في سجل مساهمي المصدر لدى مركز الإيداع في نهاية ثاني يوم تداول يلي تاريخ الاستحقاق الذي سوف يحدد مجلس إدارة الشركة تاريخه لاحقا.  …

“مبكو”: عملية شراء الأسهم المخصصة لبرنامج أسهم الموظفين مستمرة حتى الانتهاء من شراء كامل الكمية المخصصة للمرحلة الأولى

قالت شركة الشرق الأوسط لصناعة وإنتاج الورق “مبكو”، إن عملية شراء الأسهم المخصصة لبرنامج أسهم الموظفين مستمرة حتى الانتهاء من شراء كامل الكمية المخصصة للمرحلة الأولى والموافق على شرائها في اجتماع الجمعية العامة غير العادية بتاريخ 22 ابريل 2018 والتي يبلغ عددها 300 ألف سهم.   وأوضحت الشركة في بيان لها على “تداول”، أنه سيتم…

Gp Francia: trionfo di Marquez – Ultima Ora

(ANSA) – ROMA, 20 MAG – Lo spagnolo Marc Marquez, su Honda, ha vinto il Gp di Francia, quinta prova del mondiale classe MotoGp.    Il leader della classifica, che allunga ancora in classifica, ha preceduto sul traguardo Danilo Petrucci (Ducati) e Valentino Rossi (Yamaha). Giornata nera per Andrea Dovizioso, caduto nei primi giri dopo essere…

Software Engineer (Palo Alto / Remote – US)

We’re on a quest for an extraordinary software engineer who will join us to build and maintain clean, modern applications. You are a self-starter with a bias for action, and you can take projects from start to finish. You want to work as part of a small, tightly-knit team that moves quickly and pushes changes to production…

The Markov Property, Chain, Reward Process and Decision Process

As seen in the previous article, we now know the general concept of Reinforcement Learning. But how do we actually get towards solving our 3th challenge: “Temporal Credit Assignment”? To solve this, we first need to introduce a generalization of our reinforcement models. When we look at these models, we can see that we are…

Exercise doesn’t slow progression of dementia

“‘Surprising’ study suggests exercise may make dementia worse,” reports The Daily Telegraph. A trial in which people with dementia took part in a moderately intense exercise programme for 4 months found their mental decline did not slow and may even have worsened faster than in people who did not take part in the programme. The…

AsteriodOS: Open Source OS for Smart Watches

Ready for your wrist AsteroidOS unleashes the potential of your watch with up to 48 hours of autonomy and a set of apps including everything you need on a smartwatch: an agenda, an alarm clock, a calculator, a music controller, settings, a stopwatch, a timer and a weather forecast app.

andlabs/libui

This README is being written. Announcements 16 May 2018 Thanks to @parro-it and @msink, libui now has better CI, including AppVeyor for Windows CI, and automated creation of binary releases when I make a tagged release. 13 May 2018 Added new functions to work with uiDateTimePickers: uiDateTimePickerTime(), uiDateTimePickerSetTime(), and uiDateTimePickerOnChanged(). These operate on standard struct…

This Armada of Saildrones Could Conquer the Ocean

Every spring, thousands of great white sharks begin a mysterious migration. From up and down America’s West Coast, they head straight for a Colorado-size patch of the Pacific about halfway between San Diego and Hawaii. Once there, they hang for months at what marine biologists call the White Shark Cafe, frolicking and diving 1,500 feet…

What if North Korea Makes an Offer Trump Can’t Refuse?

North Korea has just reminded the United States that it is intent on negotiating with the United States, not accepting an administration diktat, especially one explicitly modeled after the Libya deal, which ultimately ended in the gruesome death of Muammar el-Qaddafi, who agreed to its terms. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently visited Pyongyang again…