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Military stretched thin by hurricane relief efforts…

“Diana Holland, gave reporters an update on the rescue and recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria’s battering of Puerto Rico” reports thehill.com. Military personnel have already been working non-stop to respond to various parts of the United States devastated by a series of storms since August.The Pentagon is taking steps to prevent burnout among military personnel working rescue and recovery missions following a string of devastating hurricanes. Source: thehill.com Share This:

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Twitter Lite begins testing on Android for slow data speed markets

“The Philippines makes a perfect initial test market, as the most popular phones often have limited storage, and data plans are slow and expensive” reports slashgear.com. At this point it would be surprising if Twitter didn’t bring the Lite app to other countries for testing, especially since its core service, sharing short text updates that use minimal data, has the potential to succeed in markets with limited networks.Facebook may have paved the way with the “lite” versions of its various apps, but now other social networks, including Twitter, are getting…

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Iran launches war games near Iraqi Kurdistan border

“Iranian forces have launched war games in an area near the border with Iraq’s Kurdistan region, Iran’s state media reported on Sunday, a day before an independence referendum is to be held in the region” writes Str Afp for cnbc.com. State broadcaster IRIB said the exercises, part of annual events held in Iran to mark the beginning of the 1980-1988 war with Iraq, are centered in the Oshnavieh border region.The war games will include artillery, armored and airborne units, IRIB reported. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Ethereum Bulls Keep Bears Away While All Else Turns Red

“Ethereum bulls are currently just about holding out bears this Sunday, with the currency maintaining a price of around $280 at the time of writing” reports trustnodes.com. If we zoom out a bit more, we can see the currency is at a resistance level.While downwards we can expect resistance at $250, considerable resistance at $200, with bears unable to really breach $150 since ethereum reached all-time high.That doesn’t tell us much, except that bulls and bears are currently fighting it out. Source: trustnodes.com Share This:

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German elections 2017 live: Polls open as Angela Merkel seeks fourth term – latest news

“German voters went to the polls on Sunday for a general election which is almost guaranteed to return Angela Merkel as Chancellor for a fourth term, though the vote risks being overshadowed by a surge in support for the far-right AfD. Alternative fur Deutschland (Afd) is projected to gain up to 13 per cent of the vote, according to some pollsters, which could result in a far-right party entering the German parliament for the first time in more than a half a century” writes Tom Welsh for telegraph.co.uk. There are…

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Here’s how Wall Street says to trade Trump’s tax reform

“For more detail, here’s a breakdown of how those two firms, plus two other Wall Street titans, recommend investors play tax reform:” writes Joe Ciolli for businessinsider.com. Corporations aren’t the only ones set to profit from the Republican tax plan that’s expected to be released this week.Just focus on the so-called “Trump trade,” which involves betting on the areas of the market poised to benefit most from the pro-business policy overhaul being touted by the president.Investors have already started piling back into the trade after a long hiatus, as they…

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Missing Rubens masterpiece found hanging in a historic house in Glasgow 

“A Rubens masterpiece missing for nearly 400 years has turned up at a country house in Glasgow” writes Tom Welsh for telegraph.co.uk. The portrait of George Villiers, the 1st Duke of Buckingham, a lover of the Scottish king James VI, was uncovered in Pollok House on the city’s south side by art historians.Up until now, the painting was believed to be merely a copy of the Rubens masterpiece, but its true identity was discovered following laborious conservation work. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Luke Campbell fails in title bid as Jorge Linares wins split decision

“Luke Campbell failed in his bid to win the WBA lightweight title after a tight contest against Jorge Linares in California fell to a split decision” writes Telegraph Sport for telegraph.co.uk. The Englishman claimed gold at London 2012 as part of an excellent amateur career, but this was by far the toughest test since he turned professional. The defeat is the second of Campbell’s career after his shock loss to Yvan Mendy in 2015, while Linares – whose last two fights were points victories over Mancunian Anthony Crolla – extended…

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European food delivery startup Deliveroo raises $385 million at more than $2 billion valuation

“European food delivery company Deliveroo has raised a whopping $385 million at a valuation of more than $2 billion, according to a statement issued by the company this morning” writes Paul Sawers for venturebeat.com. The company also provides all the transport and ordering infrastructure, offering its own drivers and cyclists for restaurants to use.Earlier this year, Deliveroo launched a new platform for restaurants to open delivery-only kitchens, while shortly after the company made its first ever acquisition when it snapped up Manhattan-based Maple, a startup that prepared and delivered meals…

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