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Cortizo claims won tight Panama presidential race, rival does not concede

With more than 90 percent of votes counted, Cortizo had nearly 33 percent of the tally, compared with about 31 percent for Roux, in the single-round presidential vote in one of the world's fastest-growing economies. The narrow race had raised the possibility of an upset by Roux, 54, of the center-right Democratic Change (DC) party, who lagged in pre-election polls behind Cortizo by more than 10 points. Roux has called for a full vote count, saying that he found ballot irregularities in some vo...
Tags: Science, Panama, Roux, Cortizo, Democratic Change DC


Mitsubishi plans $1.4 billion rescue for plant engineering firm Chiyoda: Nikkei

Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp and MUFG Bank plan to rescue plant engineering company Chiyoda Corp with a $1.4 billion lifeline, betting on a turnaround fueled by greater LNG demand, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Monday. Chiyoda, one of the world's leading builders of liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants, has struggled with losses after a hurricane hit its Cameron LNG project in Louisiana. Mitsubishi has said it expects such growth to also fuel a rise in LNG projects.
Tags: Science, Louisiana, Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Corp, Cameron LNG, Chiyoda, Chiyoda Corp, MUFG Bank


U.S. deploying carrier, bombers to Middle East to deter Iran: Bolton

With tensions already high between Washington and Tehran, a U.S. official said the deployment has been ordered "as a deterrence to what has been seen as potential preparations by Iranian forces and its proxies that may indicate possible attacks on U.S. forces in the region."However, the official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the United States was not expecting any imminent Iranian attack. Bolton - who has spearheaded an increasingly hawkish U.S. policy on Iran - said the decision, w...
Tags: Science, Washington, Iran, United States, Middle East, Bolton, Tehran


The Real History of the Ballista, Game of Thrones' Anti-Dragon Weapon

Game of Thrones' Cersei Lannister just got herself a new dragon-killing weapon, and it's one we've seen before-in fiction and human history.
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Alex Trebek Jokes That He Got 'Sympathy Votes' After Winning 6th Daytime Emmy Amid Cancer Battle (Exclusive)

The 'Jeopardy' host won big on Sunday and opened up to ET about how the accolade feels amid his cancer battle.
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Who to Sue When a Robot Loses Your Fortune

The case pits Samathur Li Kin-kan, whose father is a major investor in Shaftesbury Plc, which owns much of London’s Chinatown, Covent Garden and Carnaby Street, against Raffaele Costa, who has spent much of his career selling investment funds for the likes of Man Group Plc and GLG Partners Inc. It’s the first-known instance of humans going to court over investment losses triggered by autonomous machines and throws the spotlight on the “black box” problem: If people don’t know how the computer is...
Tags: Science, London, Li, Carnaby Street, Man Group Plc, Samathur Li Kin kan, Shaftesbury Plc, Chinatown Covent Garden, Raffaele Costa, GLG Partners Inc, Tyndaris Investments


Occidental tweaks $38 billion Anadarko bid to remove shareholder vote

The move means Occidental shareholders who oppose the bid, including T Rowe Price, will not get an opportunity to vote it down. It adds more certainty to the offer for Anadarko, but also risks the ire of billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who sources have said has been amassing a stake in Occidental to challenge its Anadarko offer. Occidental is trying to convince Anadarko to accept its offer and abandon its agreed $33 billion sale to Chevron Corp. Anadarko said on Monday that Occidental's bid ...
Tags: Science, Chevron, Carl Icahn, Anadarko, Occidental, T Rowe Price, Chevron Corp Anadarko


U.S. deploying carrier, bombers to Middle East in warning to Iran: Bolton

Amid rising tensions between the United States and Iran, Bolton said the decision was "in response to a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings." "The United States is not seeking war with the Iranian regime, but we are fully prepared to respond to any attack, whether by proxy, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps or regular Iranian forces," Bolton said in a statement. It marked the latest in a series of moves by President Donald Trump's administration against Iran in rece...
Tags: Science, Washington, Iran, United States, Middle East, Bolton, Donald Trump, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Iran Bolton


Singapore May Allow Virtual Banks After Hong Kong, DBS Says

“I see no reason why it would not,” DBS Group Holdings Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Piyush Gupta said in an interview with Bloomberg Television, when asked whether the Singapore authorities might issue similar licenses to Hong Kong.
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Singapore, Bloomberg Television, DBS Group Holdings Ltd, Piyush Gupta


Viola Davis on her prediabetes diagnosis: 'It’s been very hard for me' (Exclusive)

Viola Davis has chosen to live a life of significance
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Pilots made runway change before jet hit Florida river

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Pilots of a chartered jet that ran into a river at a Florida military base made a last-minute change to the runway where they would make a landing, a federal investigator said Sunday.
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'Thrust reverser' broken on plane that slid into Florida river

The failure of the left-hand "thrust reverser" on the Boeing 737-800 was one of the factors investigators were looking at, as well as a request by the pilots to change runways, said National Transportation Safety Board Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg. The plane chartered by the U.S. military landed during a thunderstorm at Naval Air Station Jacksonville on Friday night and was arriving from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Cuba with 136 passengers and seven crew members. "The aircraft had been in...
Tags: Florida, Science, Cuba, Boeing, National Transportation Safety Board, Landsberg, Bruce Landsberg, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Naval Air Station Jacksonville


Batwoman, Failed Airlines, and Height Enhancement Scams: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It’s been a busy week for our friends at Facebook: Amid showing a bunch of loser far-right trolls and also Louis Farrakhan the door, kicking off an unhinged Twitter spree by the president, the company announced a confusing pivot towards being a privacy-first platform while also announcing other features designed to…Read more...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Facebook, Wearables, Twitter, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Air Travel, Medicine, Labor, Environment, Cars, Social Media, Brands


Panama presidential candidate Cortizo leads early vote count

Cortizo, a 66-year-old former agriculture minister of the moderate left Democratic Revolution Party (PRD), aimed to woo the country's 2.8 million voters with promises to fight graft following bribery scandals and the canal nation's role in hiding the wealth of global elites. The former businessman has also promised to clamp down on corruption after allegations of embezzlement of public funds in Panama, whose trans-oceanic canal handles some $270 billion of cargo each year. Cortizo held just un...
Tags: Science, Panama, Roux, Democratic Revolution Party, Cortizo


This Lego Artist Created the Ultimate Horror Movie Haunted House

Lego is the perfect medium for playful sculpture, and it’s also great for pop culture pastiche. This haunted house, created by Reddit user @Kreimkoek, is both.Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Lego, Reddit, Gremlins, Horror Films, Scooby Doo, The Exorcist


Panama votes for president as candidates vow to fight graft and inequality

Front-runner Laurentino "Nito" Cortizo, the 66-year-old former agriculture minister, of the moderate left Democratic Revolution Party (PRD), has wooed the country's 2.8 million voters with promises to improve government services such as water and healthcare. A former businessman, Cortizo has also promised to clamp down on corruption after allegations of embezzlement of public funds in the Central American country, whose trans-oceanic canal handles some $270 billion of cargo each year. Shortly ...
Tags: Science, Panama, Reuters, Democratic Revolution Party, Financial Action Task Force, Cortizo, Laurentino Nito Cortizo


Arctic nations to meet amid tensions over environment, resources

"The U.S. has realized that they cannot leave the Russians and Chinese to carve up the Arctic as they see fit," said Niklas Granholm, deputy director of studies at Sweden's Defence Research Agency. The Arctic Council is made up of the United States, Canada, Russia, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland, with the region's indigenous populations also represented.
Tags: Science, Sweden, Arctic, Iceland, Arctic Council, Niklas Granholm, Defence Research Agency, United States Canada Russia Finland Norway Denmark


Thousands march in protest against Mexico's president

Largely dressed in white, protesters marched down the capital's main thoroughfare, with many chanting: "AMLO, out!" using the president's nickname, based on his initials. Some covered their mouths with masking tape on which they had written: "AMLO resign." Others waved signs bearing slogans including "Mexico isn't yours" and "You're not Robin Hood." Lopez Obrador took office in December after defeating the centrist Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which had held power for most of the p...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Mexico City, Lopez Obrador, Institutional Revolutionary Party PRI, Robin Hood Lopez Obrador


Libya's Haftar orders troops to fight harder during Ramadan

Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) force, which is allied to a parallel government in the east, has not been able to breach the southern defenses of the Tripoli, which is held by the internationally recognized government. On an audiotape released by his force's spokesman, Haftar said Ramadan had not been a reason to halt previous battles when he seized the eastern cities of Benghazi and Derna as he expanded his power and the country collapsed into chaos after the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi in...
Tags: Science, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Benghazi, Ramadan, Tripoli, Haftar, Derna, Libyan National Army LNA


Buffett Confronts Tech-Driven Change as Investors Question Moves

The displays served as a reminder of a rough bet by Buffett, 88, and of questions about whether traditional consumer brands still carry weight in the age of internet stocks including Amazon, Berkshire’s latest investment. Investors wanted to know how Berkshire’s businesses are working to stave off the risk that the world is changing faster than the conglomerate can react. “They’ve stayed relevant through lots of upheaval in their careers,” said Richard Cook, who oversees $335 million including...
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Total backs Occidental's Anadarko bid with deal to buy assets

The agreement with Total is the latest move by Occidental in its effort to convince Anadarko to accept a $38 billion cash-and stock acquisition offer and abandon its agreed $33 billion sale to Chevron Corp. On Tuesday, Occidental secured a $10 billion investment from Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway Inc in support of its bid for Anadarko. The bidding war for Anadarko underscores the value of its assets in the lucrative Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico.
Tags: Science, Anadarko, Occidental, Chevron Corp, Permian Basin of West Texas, Warren Buffet s Berkshire Hathaway Inc


Libya's Haftar orders troops to chase and destroy enemy forces: tape

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Eastern Libyan forces commander Khalifa Haftar ordered his troops, who are trying to take the capital Tripoli, to chase and destroy withdrawing enemy forces, according to an audio tape published on Sunday. On the tape published by his force's spokesman, Haftar also said that the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which starts on Monday in Libya, was a month of jihad, or holy war. (Reporting by Ayman al-Warfalli and Nayera Abdallah; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Edit...
Tags: Science, Libya, Tripoli, Ayman al Warfalli, Ulf Laessing, Khalifa Haftar, Haftar, BENGHAZI Libya Reuters, Nayera Abdallah


Interstellar Technologies Becomes First Private Japanese Firm to Reach Space With Momo-3 Launch

Aerospace company Interstellar Technologies Inc. became the first private firm in Japan to launch a rocket into space on Saturday, per the Japan Times, by sending an unmanned, 10-meter, one-ton Momo-3 rocket some 68 miles (110 kilometers) upwards on a brief but milestone hitting journey.Read more...
Tags: Space, Japan, Science, Technology, Rockets, Momo, Takafumi Horie, Interstellar Technologies, Private Space Flight, Interstellar Technologies Inc


Total enters $8.8 billion deal with Occidental for Anadarko's Africa assets

French energy major Total said on Sunday it had reached a binding agreement with Occidental to acquire Anadarko assets in Algeria, Ghana, Mozambique and South Africa for a consideration of $8.8 billion. The firm said the transaction was contingent upon Occidental entering into and completing its proposed acquisition of Anadarko and approval of relevant authorities.
Tags: Science, Africa, South Africa, Anadarko, Occidental, Algeria Ghana Mozambique


Prepare For the End of Game of Thrones With This Killer Music Video For SZA and the Weeknd's 'Power Is Power'

The only thing Game of Thrones’ last season was lacking was, let’s be real, a great tie-in album, and now it’s got one. For the Throne, out now, is an album full of songs inspired by Game of Thrones, and now the lead single has a stylish music video. Read more...
Tags: Music, Hbo, Science, Game Of Thrones, Jon Snow, The Weeknd, Travis Scott, SZA


Whoops, Game of Thrones Allegedly Leaked Again

Game of Thrones has just three episodes left to air, and clips from one of them are reportedly already circulating online hours before its premiere tonight, according to reports in Deadline and Variety and posts on Reddit’s “Free Folk” board.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Technology, Television, Cybersecurity, Reddit, Leaks, Streaming, Game Of Thrones, Piracy


If You Didn't Like the Sonic the Hedgehog Trailer, Try This Terrifyingly Surreal One Instead

Sonic the Hedgehog doesn’t look promising. But it definitely has room to look… stranger. Read more...
Tags: Science, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega, Paramount, Uncanny Valley, Surreal, Sonic


Air Force Says It Has Successfully Shot Down Multiple Missiles Using a Laser Prototype

The U.S. Air Force announced on Friday that it had successfully used a ground-based surrogate for its laser weapons project, the Self-Protect High-Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD), to shoot down multiple air-launched missiles during a test at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, US military, Lasers, Aviation, New Mexico, Weapons, Air Force, US Air Force, U S Air Force, White Sands Missile Range, Directed Energy Weapons


NASA fits 265,000 galaxies into a single ‘Hubble Legacy Field’ image

Astronomers have assembled the most all-encompassing image of space ever created.It puts together 16 years of data captured from the Hubble Space Telescope, according to a statement from NASA. All together, the composite is made up of nearly 7,500 individual exposures. Dubbed the "Hubble Legacy Field," this wide view image shows around 265,000 galaxies. These galaxies go back 13.3 billion years to 500 million years after the big bang, showcasing how they have changed over time.This latest Hubble...
Tags: Science, Nasa, James Webb Space Telescope, Garth Illingworth


Happy Birthday to Dorothy Garrod, One of the First Women Archaeologists

Equipped with only dining hall spoons, the clothes on their backs, and pure archaeological curiosity, undergraduates at Cambridge’s Newnham College in 1939 were given a crash course in field work when their professor, Dorothy Garrod, led them through the excavation of skeletal remains that had been unearthed on campus…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cambridge, Neanderthals, Women In Science, Newnham College, Dorothy Garrod



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