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CityFibre welcomes Chancellor's £1bn broadband investment

According to government figures, only 2 per cent of the United Kingdom now has access to "full-fibre" internet connections.This investment will support the growth of fibre broadband providers, giving a much needed boost to a population that - in rural areas - gets slower download speeds than Cyprus, Lithuania and Slovenia.

Turkish Army Blames Assad Regime for Deadly Air Strike

The two factions continue to battle with each other in the vicinity of the Syrian cities of Al Bab and Manbij as both sides attempt to hinder each other's progress in the region, according to Sputnik Türkiye. Turkey's main opposition party leader urged the government to act "with common sense" and not escalate tensions. "This (issue) could drag Turkey toward a very unsafe process", Kemal Kilicdaroglu said on Thursday.

Shop Local During Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is on the calendar at this time of year because a successful Christmas shopping season is vital to their bottom lines. "We had a great campaign last year and tried to add to it this year". Those who collect five or more stamps/signatures and submit the passport to the North Country Chamber of Commerce in person or by mail will be entered to win a prize.

The Best PlayStation 4 Black Friday Deals

In June 2015, Bethesda game director Todd Howard revealed that PC mods of Fallout would be usable on the Xbox One version. Fallout 4 PlayStation 4 mods have started becoming available on Bethesda's Official Website last week following the Creation Kit's latest update, which allowed modders to develop and release mods for Sony's console.

ECIU Respond To Global Carbon Budget 2016

The new research also suggests that, starting in 2017, the world will have only 800 billion tons, or gigatons, of carbon dioxide left to emit if it wants to preserve a two-thirds chance of preventing the planet from warming more than 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels.

Judge In Trump U Case Advises Plaintiffs To Settle

Trump lawyer Daniel Petrocelli requested that the case be delayed to accommodate the president-elect's busy schedule while he was transitioning into the Oval Office. Curiel said he would allow both sides to file briefs on whether to delay the case. Although the cases are civil proceedings, some legal scholars argue that if a court finds Trump University or even Trump himself liable for fraud, the decision could give Congress grounds to "consider impeachment proceedings", noted USA ...

Chinese Construction Workers Set Off Dynamite And Uncover 'New' Dinosaur Species

A well-preserved fossil of a new species of winged dinosaur , known as Tongtianlong or Mud Dragon, is seen in an undated handout picture. The slightly morbid name does not come from the narrow escape of the fossil from the dynamite, but rather from the posture of the animal at the time of its death - lying on its front with outstretched wings and neck, trying to escape from the mud in which it was stuck.

YouTube's VR app just landed and you probably can't use it

When you pop your phone into Daydream, it automatically launches the Daydream app , which is your portal to all your VR content. Menus float in front of you, and you use the remote to point and select what you want. Holding the remote forward and pressing down the home button will re-center everything though. Unlike most headsets we've seen, Daydream is wrapped in a super-soft fabric so it's comfortable to wear on your head for extended periods of time, like a cozy pair of sweatpants.

Senate's McConnell says Obamacare repeal high on agenda

Speaker Ryan offered the President-elect a look at the inaugural platform being constructed where Mr. Trump will be sworn-in next year. Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky wouldn't say whether he thought Trump's remarks have caused lasting damage to the Republican Party with an important demographic group.

France braces for possible surprise in 2017 after Donald Trump victory

Her father, Front National (FN) founder Jean-Marie Le Pen called Mr Trump the "President of the People ", adding: " Today, the United States, tomorrow, France ". Hungarian President Viktor Orban-who played a leading role pressing for the EU's aggressive policy against migrants, that has led to thousands of drownings of refugees fleeing Middle East or African wars in the Mediterranean Sea-unsurprisingly endorsed Trump's victory.

Clinton Campaign urges voting extension in North Carolina county

According to NBC News, voting rights advocates want the county to extend voting hours, citing the technical problems. In North Carolina, Republican-led county election boards targeted counties with high Democratic and African American populations, nixing early voting hours and Sunday voting, making it more hard for people to get to the polls, Slate reports.

Student Wearing Hijab Allegedly Attacked By Man Wearing 'Trump' Hat

While the woman was not injured in the attack, when she reported it and police went to investigate, her vehicle was missing, according to the Post. Police say they're investigating that case as a hate crime. The victim declined medical attention . A strikingly similar attack was reported earlier in the day in Louisiana. A Muslim student at San Diego State University said she was robbed by two men who "made comments about President-elect Trump", according to a university police ...

Giant snowballs appear on Russian beach in Siberia — Russia BBC

They range in different sizes from the size of a tennis ball to basketballs and the flawless snowman's head. Eleven miles of Siberian coastline were covered in giant, smooth boulders of ice late last week, and they weren't made by humans.

Google Home review: promising, but still a work in progress

If you do have OK Google on your phone, use Hey Google when you want to access Assistant on Google Home. If you've been under a rock and are not aware of what the Amazon Echo Dot can do, there's a ton. Google Home: According to ABC news, Pepe the Frog, a ubiquitous internet meme, has been hijacked by the racist right, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, backing up the Anti Defamation League's decision to add Pepe to its list hate symbols.

BlizzCon 2016 Reveals New Overwatch Hero, Sombra

After months of leaks and speculations, Sombra was finally revealed during the BlizzCon 2016 with a new cinematic trailer. According to her profile on the official website , "Stealth and debilitating attacks make Sombra a powerful infiltrator".

China Launches Rocket To Space, Space Station Plans In Position?

According to Spaceflightnow.com , the China National Space Administration (CNSA) launched its latest rocket into orbit ushering in a new age for Chinese space exploration. However, aside from powering experimental nuclear energy technology on Earth, helium-3 could also be used to power spacecraft of the future on long missions into deep space.

GOP committee to spend money in Wisconsin

The bottom line is that it's easy to overstate how much a single news story can change the race. "While Feingold may still have the edge here, the race isn't over". "Now is that time for Wisconsin ", Engstrom told RCP. This week, millions in new advertising to aid Johnson was announced by Americans for Prosperity, backed by the billionaire Koch brothers, and Reform Wisconsin Fund, a super PAC funded by a group bankrolled nearly entirely by Afton billionaire Diane Hendricks, co-founder ...

Snap into a Slim Jim in Skyrim on Xbox One

It's now clear Sony only okayed the use of mods in Skyrim under the weakest of circumstances, and Bethesda shook their hand because there wasn't much time left and being able to brag about having any mods at all would be good for sales. The PC Mods didn't just stop at raising the resolution, people were able to create wonderful additions to an already expansive games. If you're not a mod person this may not affect you.

United Nations welcomes steps against greenhouse gas emissions from worldwide shipping

IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee has decided that a global cap on sulphur emissions from ships of 0.5 per cent sulphur will come into effect in 2020. Ships may also meet the SOx emission requirements by using approved equivalent methods, such as exhaust gas cleaning systems or "scrubbers", which "clean" the emissions before they are released into the atmosphere.

Tesla Powerwall 2.0 leaks online ahead of solar roof reveal

Elon emphasized the necessity of affordability as part of his unveiling , saying the new solar roof isn't more expensive than getting a conventional roof installed. He repeatedly noted the admittedly elegantly designed solar panels, which were a far cry from the white-on-black grids we've been seeing for decades.

Google Pixel Could Be Apple's Worst Nightmare; Same Profit Margins

Although the Pixel phones are highly priced, Google is adopting Apple's approach of offering the best hardware and software available; delivering exceptional user experience. The carrier's CEO teased yesterday that Magenta will soon reveal some "BIG news" about the Pixel and we now know what that is. Customers who use more than 26GB of high-speed data per month might also "see their data traffic prioritized behind other users once they cross that threshold", T-Mobile said .

Geno Smith tears ACL, to seek second opinion

Maybe this was the turnaround for both the team and Geno . There is still a slim chance the Jets make the playoffs. Geno Smith's return to the starting lineup came to a premature end on Sunday, with the New York Jets quarterback exiting a 24-16 win over Baltimore with a right knee injury in the second quarter.

Early Review Claims Google Pixel Battery Life Is Great

Along with the Google Pixel is the incredible adaptor that will transfer data from the iPhone to the Pixel; a clear sign that Google is vying for the spot, Apple now holds. In a statement released to Ars , Google said that OS updates and monthly security patches for all Pixel handsets - Verizon and non-Verizon versions - will be rolled out "simultaneously".

'Half-headed' man arrested on murder and arson charges

According to a report viaWSVN Miami our collective hero was in his home when he made a decision to light his mattress on fire Monday afternoon. The report said two people live in the duplex. He is now being held on $20,000 bail. The 31-year-old lost part of his skull in a auto accident, he said in a YouTube video posted in 2012. The Daily Mail reported that despite his warnings to others, Rodriguez continues to smoke a lot of drugs, which he openly admitted.

Kodak Enters Smartphone Market With Ektra Camera Phone

We won't have to wait long to find out, either: the Ektra will be launching across Europe in early December for £449. The camera is the real star of the show here, and with a slight bump around the back to make it feel like you're holding a camera.

Clinton up 5 points over Trump in Arizona

Other questions have slightly higher margins of error. Smith said he believes that on Election Day, the race between Clinton and Trump in New Hampshire will be closer than the poll indicated. Nine percent remained undecided. Just 26% disagree and say it's more likely that the Russian government is working to get Trump elected. A poll recently released in battleground state OH from Baldwin Wallace University found 10.2 percent of that state's likely voters are unsure - Arizona's ...

Trump's running mate says ticket will "absolutely" accept result of election

Meanwhile, antipathy toward the other side is at extremely high levels, as 87 per cent of likely voters supporting Trump have a "strongly unfavourable" view of Clinton, and 90 per cent of Clinton backers have a strong negative view of Trump.

Is A New Red Dead Redemption Coming? Here's What We Know

The studio's official logo before the change, sports a traditional black background with traces of yellow and white. The messages, posted earlier today, display a faded image of the company's logo upon the signature, mottled red texture used in Red Dead Redemption imagery.

Wozniacki wins 2nd title in a month at Hong Kong Open

The third seed's withdrawal gave Golubic a route to the final against Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova who saw off Carla Suarez Navarro 6-4 6-3. Frequently bending to lean on her racquet between points, Mladenovic was in tears as she desperately tried to fight back after Wozniacki took a 5-0 lead.

S7 Gets A Taste Of Note 7 Software

The statement comes after the recent US Department of Transport's ban on the device, including many other global airlines and reports of replacement units catching fire. It's time to leave your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 at home. Samsung recalled around 2.5 million phones in September after complaints of exploding batteries, reports the BBC.