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Ilkay Gundogan ruled out for several months, Pep Guardiola claims

Gundogan dislocated his right knee cap last spring and spent several months in recovery prior to joining City, whose boss Guardiola expects more bad news for the player. Zabaleta is out of contract at the end of the current season and not expected to remain with the club, but Guardiola paid tribute to the veteran Argentinian defender.

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Palmer confirmed as first female board member for New Zealand Rugby

Three-time World Cup victor and World Rugby Hall of Fame inductee Farah Palmer has been chosen as the first female board member in the history of New Zealand Rugby (NZR), the organisation has announced. New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive Steve Tew lauded the agreement as a further demonstration of NZR's holistic approach to player careers which goes far beyond writing out cheques.

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Hat-trick hero Rondon heads into the record books

Rondon squandered the best chance of a tepid first-half at the Hawthorns, but was on hand to become only the second player in Premier League history to score a trio of headers early in the second half. They have yet to lose a game when the Venezuelan has scored. Swansea's resolve was broken five minutes after the restart, though, with Rondon rising highest to plant a firm header into the right-hand corner after connecting with Matty Phillips' free-kick.

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Gritty Liufau leads No. 9 Colorado into Pac-12 title game

When they took the field for the second half, Liufau returned at quarterback, only to throw interceptions on his first two possessions - both to game MVP Taylor Rapp, who returned the first for a touchdown - to essentially seal Colorado's fate.

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Trump And Technology Executives Try To Reconcile Rough Relationship

Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said by email that the president-elect "looks forward to meeting with this important group of industry leaders and true innovators". Three of Trump's adult children were also present. "He's a businessman; I don't think he will do anything to jeopardize (the tech industry)". Former Google executive Chris Sacca, now a tech investor, argues that industry leaders should have steered clear of the meeting altogether.

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Man City beats Watford 2-0, brings some relief to Guardiola

The midfielder appeared to twist his knee in a tackle and, despite a determined effort, was unable to run off the knock. "I'm so sad for Ilkay [Gundogan] as it looks like we'll be without him for a long time - we will know more tomorrow but it doesn't look good".

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Another around of snow, plus bitter cold, for upstate NY

The forecast also calls for periods of snow through Saturday in the mountains, where a winter weather advisory remains in place until 5 a.m. Thursday. The snow will likely develop around midnight over the Delmarva Peninsula and push its way into South Jersey and central Jersey as a blast of Arctic air flows into the region, the National Weather Service said.

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Trump team disavows survey seeking names of climate workers

Former Environmental Protection Agency chief Christine Todd Whitman, who served under former Republican President George W. Bush, said if she were a civil employee in the Energy Department the survey would make her "very nervous". The questionnaire raised alarm for singling out climate scientists, and was criticized by some members of Congress and the White House. The Trump team also asked which programs are "essential to meeting the goals of President Obama's Climate Action Plan".

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Loss of penis bones blamed on monogamy, quick sex

A new UCL study examines how the baculum (penis bone) evolved in mammals and explores its possible function in primates and carnivores-groups where many species have a baculum, but some do not. " With the reduced competition for mates, you are less likely to need a baculum ", Kit Opie , a leading scientist in the study, told The Guardian .

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Abandoning the Electoral College would fatally wound democracy

A handful of members of the Electoral College are demanding an intelligence briefing on whether the government is investigating links between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. The Montana Legislature could amend our electoral law to read, "I agree to serve and to mark my ballots in accordance with the national popular vote".

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Panasonic unveils automated store checkout machine

Self-service checkout kiosks have been around for years around the world, but a growing number of companies have been pushing to advance retail automation. But what Panasonic is talking about goes further than current self-checkout into the realm of fully automated checkout, and what could be easier than that? "We need a good solution also for customers who wouldn't like a completely digitalised system", Yasuyuki Fukui, a Panasonic business-development executive, told WSJ .

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'Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign underway for holidays

Officials say there will be more checkpoints as well as an increase in patrols. MA police and state highway officials have unveiled a new education campaign and enforcement effort against impaired driving. The societal cost associated with these crashes is estimated to be $37 billion annually. Take mass transit, a taxicab, or ask a sober friend for a ride home.

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Notable Analysts Assessment of Stocks: Starbucks Corporation (SBUX), Medtronic plc (MDT)

Adams Diversified Equity Fund Inc. purchased a new stake in Starbucks Corp . during the second quarter valued at approximately $14,354,000. Vetr upgraded shares of Starbucks Corp . Finally, analysts shed their light over the CAH price targets; maintaining price high target of 97.00 while at average the price target was 80.38 in contrast with the current price of 73.75.

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LG outs new 32UD99 and 34UM79M 4k Monitors heading to CES 2017

Though it's increasingly common to find HDR support in TVs, LG is venturing into courageous new territory by including it in the monitor. Featuring an elegant, stunning profile, the 32UD99 turns heads even when powered off. For added convenience at home or away, the LG Mobile+ Monitor application allows users to control numerous monitor's settings such as input, volume, aspect ratio, PBP/PIP, etc.

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Tech workers pledge to never help Trump build Muslim registry

Thousands of Muslims and activists in the U.S. marched near the White House on Monday in a final effort to convince outgoing President Barack Obama to permanently dismantle an existing Muslim registry program known as NSEERS before Trump enters office.

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Who reached the South Pole first? Expedition celebrated with today's Google Doodle

Amundsen and a subset of the crew made the final trek to the South Pole in December 1911, beating the British party led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott by five weeks. Amundsen's first expedition route consisted of covering more distance over the Ross Ice Shelf than Scott, meaning that less of the journey was at the altitude of the Polar Plateau.

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Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN) Receives $102.48 Consensus Target Price from Analysts

Wynn Resorts , Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN) traded 3.36 Million shares and was closed at $91.50 per share. 2 given Buy rating to the stock whereas 2 analysts given UNDERPERFORM rating to stock and 11 analysts given HOLD rating. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $103.60. Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M) has reportedly discontinued contributions to Planned Parenthood after customers complained of the chain's support of the abortion provider.

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SpaceX Delays First Manned NASA Launch to 2018 from 2017

Along with SpaceX , Boeing is also planning a flight test for its Crew Space Transportation (CST-100) in June ahead of a crewed mission in August. The first crewed flights of those vehicles were supposed to take place in 2017, but the program has experienced numerous timeline slips.

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Chelsea icon Gianfranco Zola appointed Birmingham manager

Rowett was controversially sacked on Wednesday morning at the club's St. Andrew's Stadium, barely 12 hours after the 2-1 home win over Ipswich which lifted Birmingham into seventh place, and he leaves after an impressive two-year period working on a limited budget.

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Bernadette, Howard's baby's name revealed

In the midseason finale of The Big Bang Theory, it looks like the show won't be taking fans inside the delivery room for the birth of Bernadette and Howard's child. Charming moments abound in the episode, including ideal shout outs to Howard's mom, whose death was written into the series when the actress who played her, Carol Ann Susi, died in 2014.

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Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) , Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII)

Fifth Third Bancorp now owns 75,860 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $1,273,000 after buying an additional 70,230 shares in the last quarter. The stock has "Neutral" rating given by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, March 23. Of them, 3 have a "buy", 0 suggested "sell", 14 said "hold" and 2 called "underperform" rating for the stock, according to Thomson Reuters data.

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Putin's dog gives Japanese journalists an earful

Putin told Japanese journalists that it's hard for him to say how big the chance is "because it depends on factors including the flexibility of our partners", according to an interview transcript published by the Kremlin on Tuesday. Japanese journalists met with Putin at the Kremlin, days before Putin heads to Tokyo. Overall, Putin's remarks revealed a willingness to negotiate a solution to the territorial dispute combined with a desire to delay delving into specifics to the extent possible, ...

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Daily Ratings & News for Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings LLC

The stock has a weekly performance of 0.35 percent and is 0.23 percent year-to-date as of the recent close. Cheniere Energy Partners, LP had its "overweight" rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays. Huntington Bancorp holds 0% or 85 shares in its portfolio. Jane Street Limited Liability Corp holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings LLC (NYSEMKT:CQH) for 311,845 shares.

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Lenovo K6 Note Launched in India: Price, Release Date, Specifications, and More

The enhanced Theatermax offers a theater like experience that feels like a 100 feet widescreen, such that any video content - games, movies, sports or YouTube videos - can be used as content for virtual reality. It supports expandable storage of up to 128GB via microSD card. The Lenovo K6 Note features a 16-megapixel PDAF camera at the rear for imaging.

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Proteon Therapeutics kidney drug fails key study, shares slump

December 13, 2016 - Proteon Therapeutics, Inc . The Price to Sales (P/S) of the stock is 3.52, while P/B (Price to Book) stands at 3.88. The stock has a market cap of 55.28 Billion. The stock touched 52-week High of $11.39 on April 19, 2016 and 52-week Low of $8.48 on Jan 20, 2016. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.43) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.46) by $0.03.

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Instagram ads the ability to bookmark posts to view later

The account that shared the post will not be able to tell if it's been saved. Starting today, you can save posts you'd like to revisit later. Tapping the icon will add that photo or video to a private tab in their profiles. Also of note on this front: Instagram recently began testing tying a business's Instagram profile page directly to their Facebook presence, via a new feature that puts a link to their Facebook page at the bottom of their bios.

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US Army Corps of Engineers denies easement for Dakota Access Pipeline -Sioux

Some of the more than 2,100 veterans who signed up on the Veterans Stand for Standing Rock group's Facebook page are at the camp, with hundreds more expected during the weekend. The request came a day after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it would look into alternative pipeline routes. "I hope the dialogue continues, but it's time for more actions from the federal government, not more words".

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Slack intros video calling for Google Chrome, Mac and Windows 10 apps

The group feature, which allows up to 15 people to be on a call at the same time, is only available to teams that are on one of the company's paid plans . These reactions, along with a few others, will display briefly over your video and play a subtle sound. And you can still choose to use Google Hangouts if you prefer that.

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Democrats cite gov't: Trump must divest from DC hotel

President-elect Donald Trump will breach his contract with the federal General Services Administration if he does not fully divest "himself of all financial interests in the lease for" his hotel on Washington's Pennsylvania Avenue, four Democrats on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said Wednesday.

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Confirmed: Toyota is creating a hot hatch

Toyota has teased an upcoming Yaris hot hatch, on the heels of the Japanese automaker's new World Rally Championship contender. The Toyota announcement says merely that the brand "will use experience gained from its full-blooded return to the World Rally Championship to develop and improve its road auto technology and expand the Yaris range with a new performance-focused model".

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Tesla Stock: Trump Tesla Saga Gets a New Entry

He is the most admired tech leader in the survey. Donald Trump has added three new names to the list of business executives who will be advising him after his inauguration. As many reports show that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is the highest customer of SpaceX . The company also seeks to win hundreds of millions of dollars of additional contracts from the U.S.

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Earth is totally unprepared for a surprise asteroid strike, NASA scientists warn

Another one was in 2014 when a comet passed "within cosmic splitting distance of Mars". That doesn't leave anytime for earth to protect itself, says Nuth. "Intercepting an object at high speed actually ends up being more effective than high explosives", Plesko said at the meeting. The same threat still looms over our planet, less than two decades since.

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China asks USA to refuse visit by Taiwan president

Even though Mr Trump is months away from assuming the presidency, the tweet throws him and his future administration firmly into one of the most potentially unsafe regional conflicts in the world. He is slated to visit Taiwan later this week. He doesn't have sufficient resources to deal with China wantonly ... In his meeting with Kissinger, Xi said China hopes for sustained, healthy and stable ties with the US.

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Google spins off self-driving vehicle unit to new company Waymo

Google's self-driving auto project is no longer just one of the many moonshot ideas of the Google X advanced research skunk works as it has been transformed into a standalone business unit under the Alphabet umbrella. Former Hyundai North America executive Krafcik revealed the Waymo team carried out the first fully autonomous test on public roads in Austin, Texas past year, with blind man Steve Mahan making a full trip in one of the firm's prototype vehicles without the supervision of a ...

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ZTE Nubia Z11, Nubia N1 Launched in India Check price and specifications

The storage of Nubia Z11 is expandable up to 200GB using a microSD card. On the front there is another 13MP camera with beauty filters and smart fill light to take selfies. It is powered with 1.8Ghz Mediatek Helio P10 octa-core 64-bit SoC in conjugation with 550Mhz Mali T860 GPU and 3GB RAM . Nubia Z11 also features a 16-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization and phase detection auto-focus built in and dual-tone LED flash.


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