Top aide to President Donald Trump leaves administration

Where Walsh is going, she'll find even more former campaign workers: America First Policies, which has been labeled "an embarrassment" by one political insider who spoke to Politico . Asked Thursday if the White House expects further staff shakeups, press secretary Sean Spicer had a one-word answer: 'No'. All three believed that she is the right person to give the administration the "air cover" it so desperately needs - and has been missing thus far. Read More

Tech billionaire Elon Musk's latest target: Brain-computer interfaces

Neuralink is registered as a "medical research company " and will be pursuing Musk's "neural lace" ambition. According to The Guardian , Elon Musk is exploring "neural lace" technology. In 2014, the peer-reviewed journal Nature Nanotechnology published research around syringe-injectable electronics that could reside in regions of the brain and could record neural functions. Read More

Oil drops to lowest since Nov as USA inventories swell

Saudi exports to other regions, notably Asia , remained elevated despite an effort led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries , and supported by other producers including Russian Federation, to cut output by 1.8 million bpd during the first half of the year. Read More

China voices opposition to Japanese official's Taiwan visit

China voices opposition to Japanese official's Taiwan visit

He left Japan last Friday and returned the following day. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China is "firmly opposed to the visit" and has lodged official complaints to Japan regarding the issue. "This has caused severe disruption to the improvement of bilateral relations", she said. The two sides split after the Chinese civil war in 1949. In a speech at the event, Akama said, "Japan and Taiwan are wonderful partners that have close relations in a broad range of fields". Read More

Easter Events Around Plainfield on April 8

Easter Events Around Plainfield on April 8

All activities and Fire Truck Museum entry is included with museum admission price: $10, $7 children, $9 seniors. Spaces are limited, and some events require advanced registration. The first egg hunt at Dahl Ford will begin begin at 11 a.m. with the youngest children (1-2 year olds) going first. Easter Egg Roll. 11 a.m.to 1 p.m. Read More

President Trump Hits the Golf Course For the 13th Time

President Trump Hits the Golf Course For the 13th Time

Saturday night. But he's played golf in at least 12 of those visits . The White House Pool reports Trump wrapped up his meetings within less than an hour ("That was quick."), but IJR reporter Josh Billinson tweeted Trump appeared to be watching golf during that time . Read More

Facebook Messenger debuts live location sharing feature

Facebook Messenger debuts live location sharing feature

Unlike Hangouts, which has a somewhat similar location sharing feature (but no real-time tracking), users can continue sharing their location for a select period of time. Presumably, if you want to share for longer, you'll need to reactivate Live Location every hour. A small clock in the lower right hand corner shows how long a person has been sharing his/her location . Read More

Canada to legalise marijuana by 2018

The Canadian government will announce next month plans to legalise cannabis by July 2018 . Last year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had signalled the legislation would be drawn up this spring to make good on his campaign promise to legalize pot. Read More

United States giants join YouTube 'hate video' ad boycott

Liodice said that the decisions by some members of the ANA - which represents about 1,000 companies that spend or support more than $250 billion in marketing and advertising annually - to suspend advertising on YouTube and other Google networks were "rational, appropriate and warranted". Read More

Uber president quits over incompatible 'beliefs and approach'

Uber president quits over incompatible 'beliefs and approach'

In an email to staff on Sunday, Kalanick said Jones "made an important impact on the company" during his six months there. And Ed Baker , another senior executive, left this month as well. That was a big no-no for Uber after a widely-circulated account from a former company engineer portrayed a culture in which "high performing" male employees weren't punished for sexual harassment. Read More

Canadian Solar Inc. Bottom Line Drops 77% In Q4

Canadian Solar Inc. Bottom Line Drops 77% In Q4

Total revenue for the first quarter of 2017 is expected to be in the range of US$570 million to US$590 million. For trailing twelve months, EPS value for the stock is $1.95. (CSIQ) traded with the volume of 5.43 Million in the previous trading session. Canadian Solar has a 52-week low of $10.25 and a 52-week high of $19.92. Read More

Donald Trump Jr just had the worst response to the Westminster attack

He said: "There has been a serious incident near to Parliament Square this afternoon which is being treated as a terrorist attack until the police know otherwise". Police said they were treating the attacks as a terrorist incident and had launched a full counterterrorism investigation. "That means being vigilant, having a police force that is in touch with communities, it means the security services being ready, but also it means exchanging ideas and best practice", he continued. Read More

Singapore ranked world's most expensive city again

Singapore ranked world's most expensive city again

The cheapest 10 cities in the world were named as follows: Almaty (Kazakhstan), Lagos (Nigeria), Bangalore (India), Karachi (Pakistan), Algiers (Algeria), Chennai (India), Mumbai (India), Kiev (Ukraine), Bucharest (Romania) and New Delhi (India). Read More

French presidential candidates face off in first TV debate

Macron and Le Pen are the favourites to progress to the second round ballot in May, and the debate saw the pair clash on several topics. "We can't take them in anymore", National Front Mayor Fabien Engeleman said, referring to the wave of mostly Muslim asylum-seekers. Read More

Forex - Dollar holds onto modest gains, but remains near 5-week trough

Forex - Dollar holds onto modest gains, but remains near 5-week trough

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 15.55 points, or 0.1 percent, to 20,934.55. The Nasdaq composite was close to flat at 5,890. But the dollar struggled to make more progress through the European morning and waned as NY traders arrived at their desks. Read More

Europe Stocks Climb Toward 15-Month High on Fed Hike, Dutch Vote

Trades sparked by the Federal Reserve's dovish tone partially unwound Thursday, as United States stocks slumped after the best gain in two weeks and Treasury yields edged higher following an 11-point tumble. He's said he'll seek a US$54 billion boost in defense spending, paid for by an equal amount of cuts to non-defense agencies. The S&P 500 rose 0.8 percent to 2,385.26 Wednesday, the highest level since reaching a record on March 1. Read More

Russian spies among 4 indicted for 2014 Yahoo hack

Russian spies among 4 indicted for 2014 Yahoo hack

Or officials, as it were. Dozens of charges have been filed against the four alleged hackers include wire fraud, the mass theft of identities and trade secrets, and economic espionage, relating to a breach of Yahoo's systems in 2014, according to the indictment . Read More

BBC team pelted with 'boiling rocks' on Mt Etna

BBC team pelted with 'boiling rocks' on Mt Etna

Several people were taken to hospitals in Catania and Acireale after the eruption Thursday morning, the Italian newspaper Il Corriere reported. Reporter Morelle revealed that a seasoned volcanologist involved said the incident was the most unsafe he had experienced in 30 years. Read More

Featured Stock: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE:VRX)

Featured Stock: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE:VRX)

In Toronto, Valeant shares (TSX:VRX) closed on Monday at C$16.23 prior to Pershing's disclosure after the Toronto and NY stock markets closed. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $14.37 and a 200-day moving average price of $19.09. Read More

Oil Fell to Lowest in last three months

Oil Fell to Lowest in last three months

Permian shale has been one of the biggest players filling the gap left by the OPEC cutbacks. Exxon Mobil Chairman and CEO Darren Woods said that part of the reason the unconventional drilling in the U.S.is working so efficiently is because the industry is driven by free markets and economics, whereas the OPEC drillers rely on low costs. Read More

Tesla Built A Huge Solar Battery Plant On The Island Of Kauai

Tesla Built A Huge Solar Battery Plant On The Island Of Kauai

The installation is consists of 54,978 solar panels covering 44 acres (18 hectares). The new innovation was made possible by Tesla's Powerpack technology, which is also essential for the commercial edition of its new solar power enabled cells: Powerwall home storage batteries. Read More

Gander Mountain files for bankruptcy protection

Gander Mountain files for bankruptcy protection

A Frisco store that opened six months ago will remain in operation. Each location employs about 20-30 full time workers and another 20-30 on a part time or seasonal basis. The company is in discussions with multiple parties interested in its sale and expects to ask for bids prior to an auction in April. The winning bid will then be submitted for court approval in early May, with a closing of the sale by May 15, according to the Milwaukee Business Journal . Read More

Elon Musk has offered to fix this region's energy problems for free

Elon Musk has offered to fix this region's energy problems for free

Though the offers were made on social media, the South Australia government said it would support the offer of Tesla batteries, according to Reuters . Battery storage would help prevent further blackouts by increasing the peak amount of energy available to the grid. He has promised that he can mend ongoing power troubles in the state of South Australia within 100 days. Read More

An Afghan Family, With Visas in Hand, Is Detained in Los Angeles

An Afghan Family, With Visas in Hand, Is Detained in Los Angeles

Members of an Afghan family who were detained in the United States despite having valid entry visas will be released on Monday, their lawyer has said. The case, Inlender said, was reminiscent of many in the aftermath of an executive order issued by the Trump administration in January, which shut down refugee admissions to the U.S. Read More

China ups military spending

China ups military spending

So those thinking about what the year ahead might hold for Australia could do worse than consider the plan Mr Li laid out for China on Sunday morning. "But in fact there is a still a huge gap in ability between the USA and China, which is still a developing country". Since Trump took office, however, Chinese officials have taken a cautious tone, emphasising the prospects for peace. Read More