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  • "Nothing has changed" Confirms the tweet from Axxios reporter.

    White House: Gary Cohn intends to remain in his position as NEC director

    "Nothing has changed" Confirms the tweet from Axxios reporter.
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  • WASHINGTON -- Consumers Union is lobbying Congress to require public disclosure of fuel economy estimates for heavy-duty pickups so buyers can make more informed choices, after its tests found diesel-powered trucks underperformed gasoline-powered trucks.Automakers are required to post window stickers on new light-duty vehicles showing estimated fuel economy, but there is no such mandate for trucks with gross vehicle weights exceeding 8,500 pounds.The latest issue of the public interest group's magazine, Consumer Reports, includes a report ​ about tests it conducted on four popular heavy-duty pickups: the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, Ford F-250, Ram 2500 and Nissan Titan XD. The tests found that the greater efficiency of their diesel engines does not make up for the extra weight they carry. The heavy-duty trucks achieved 14 to 15 mpg, or about 1 to 2 mpg less than their gasoline-powered light-duty counterparts.Different tests But it is challenging to evaluate the claims in a c..

    Consumers Union wants mpg ratings for heavy-duty pickups

    WASHINGTON -- Consumers Union is lobbying Congress to require public disclosure of fuel economy estimates for heavy-duty pickups so buyers can make more informed choices, after its tests found diesel-powered trucks underperformed gasoline-powered trucks.Automakers are required to post window stickers on new light-duty vehicles showing estimated fuel economy, but there is no such mandate for trucks with gross vehicle weights exceeding 8,500 pounds.The latest issue of the public interest group's magazine, Consumer Reports, includes a report ​ about tests it conducted on four popular heavy-duty pickups: the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, Ford F-250, Ram 2500 and Nissan Titan XD. The tests found that the greater efficiency of their diesel engines does not make up for the extra weight they carry. The heavy-duty trucks achieved 14 to 15 mpg, or about 1 to 2 mpg less than their gasoline-powered light-duty counterparts.Different tests But it is challenging to evaluate the claims in a c..
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  • This year has been a building year for Formula 1, and so far, it's worked. More fans are tuning in than in years previous, and a heated competition for the Drivers' Title is enough to come back for every race. Now, officials are saying that focus has shifted to further improving the experience, both at the circuit and on television, by introducing a ceramic microphone that amplifies engine noise.This is in effort to recreate the same shrill of former Formula 1 engines with sound being a major complaint against the hybrid V-6 era. In a report from Reuters, F1 commercial managing director Sean Bratches explained the brand's strategy for bringing that excitement back to the sport.“One of the things that we want to amplify going forward are the sounds of the sport, because they are viscerally moving to fans and critically important in all the research that we do."Bratches noted that Australian producer David Hill, a longtime veteran in sports broadcasting, has been involv..

    Formula 1 Turning to Microphones to Make Engines Louder

    This year has been a building year for Formula 1, and so far, it's worked. More fans are tuning in than in years previous, and a heated competition for the Drivers' Title is enough to come back for every race. Now, officials are saying that focus has shifted to further improving the experience, both at the circuit and on television, by introducing a ceramic microphone that amplifies engine noise.This is in effort to recreate the same shrill of former Formula 1 engines with sound being a major complaint against the hybrid V-6 era. In a report from Reuters, F1 commercial managing director Sean Bratches explained the brand's strategy for bringing that excitement back to the sport.“One of the things that we want to amplify going forward are the sounds of the sport, because they are viscerally moving to fans and critically important in all the research that we do."Bratches noted that Australian producer David Hill, a longtime veteran in sports broadcasting, has been involv..
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  • With all of the drama surrounding McLaren's recent split from Honda, the Woking-based outfit is looking to step forward in its new Renault partnership. The collaboration between the two will begin in 2018, and according to McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier, the team is incredibly optimistic that Renault will help put it back to its glory days of yesteryear.In a recent tell-all interview with the official Formula 1 website, Boullier explained things with Honda had become a "proper disaster" for the team's racing credibility. The struggles caused by the failed partnership have left McLaren without a podium for three years, not to mention a strained relationship with star driver Fernando Alonso. Collectively, Boullier tells that it was enough for his team to pull the plug. "The crucial moment was after the Barcelona testing, when we tried to work and help Honda to improve the situation in a very short time, including having discussions with the other engine manufacturers, ..

    McLaren Says Renault Will Put the Team Back Where It Belongs

    With all of the drama surrounding McLaren's recent split from Honda, the Woking-based outfit is looking to step forward in its new Renault partnership. The collaboration between the two will begin in 2018, and according to McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier, the team is incredibly optimistic that Renault will help put it back to its glory days of yesteryear.In a recent tell-all interview with the official Formula 1 website, Boullier explained things with Honda had become a "proper disaster" for the team's racing credibility. The struggles caused by the failed partnership have left McLaren without a podium for three years, not to mention a strained relationship with star driver Fernando Alonso. Collectively, Boullier tells that it was enough for his team to pull the plug. "The crucial moment was after the Barcelona testing, when we tried to work and help Honda to improve the situation in a very short time, including having discussions with the other engine manufacturers, ..
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  • Martin Glenn, the Football Association's under-fire chief executive, has revealed that a black woman was deliberately chosen by the governing body to investigate racist allegations surrounding former England Women's manager Mark Sampson. The internal investigation into Sampson, who was sacked on Wednesday for "inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour" in his previous role at the Bristol Academy, was conducted by Dan Ashworth, the FA's technical director, and human resources director Rachel Brace. Glenn revealed on Thursday that he had sought out Katharine Newton - a woman of black ethnicity - to conduct the follow-up inquiry. T he Guardian, however, claims that Farrer & Co, the FA's solicitors, told the newspaper that Newton's skin colour had been "utterly irrelevant". Glenn also dismissed suggestions of racism and bullying within the FA, but vowed to apologise to Eni Aluko and Drew Spence if it was uncovered that Sampson had made racist remarks to them i..

    FA chief Martin Glenn reveals he sought out black woman to lead Sampson inquiry

    Martin Glenn, the Football Association's under-fire chief executive, has revealed that a black woman was deliberately chosen by the governing body to investigate racist allegations surrounding former England Women's manager Mark Sampson. The internal investigation into Sampson, who was sacked on Wednesday for "inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour" in his previous role at the Bristol Academy, was conducted by Dan Ashworth, the FA's technical director, and human resources director Rachel Brace. Glenn revealed on Thursday that he had sought out Katharine Newton - a woman of black ethnicity - to conduct the follow-up inquiry. T he Guardian, however, claims that Farrer & Co, the FA's solicitors, told the newspaper that Newton's skin colour had been "utterly irrelevant". Glenn also dismissed suggestions of racism and bullying within the FA, but vowed to apologise to Eni Aluko and Drew Spence if it was uncovered that Sampson had made racist remarks to them i..
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  • Russia CB Likely To Cut Rates Further On Lower Inflation Expectations Russia's central bank is likely to cut interest rates in the near future amid lower inflation expectations as the economy is facing the large amount of spare capacity, William Jackson, an economist at Capital Economics, said. The Board of Directors decided to cut the key rate by 50 basis points to 8.50 percent, the Bank of Russia said in a statement on September 15. This followed a temporary pause in the easing cycle in July, after 100 basis points of rate cuts in the first half of the year. Bank of Russia Governor Elvira Nabiullina, however, struck a predictably cautious tone at post-meeting press conference, the economist observed. The recent rate cut was clearly motivated by August's CPI data, with the annual inflation falling to a post-communist low of 3.3 percent, well below the central bank's 4.0 percent target. The cautious tone of the accompanying statement stressed that the risks o..

    Russia CB Likely To Cut Rates Further On Lower Inflation Expectations

    Russia CB Likely To Cut Rates Further On Lower Inflation Expectations Russia's central bank is likely to cut interest rates in the near future amid lower inflation expectations as the economy is facing the large amount of spare capacity, William Jackson, an economist at Capital Economics, said. The Board of Directors decided to cut the key rate by 50 basis points to 8.50 percent, the Bank of Russia said in a statement on September 15. This followed a temporary pause in the easing cycle in July, after 100 basis points of rate cuts in the first half of the year. Bank of Russia Governor Elvira Nabiullina, however, struck a predictably cautious tone at post-meeting press conference, the economist observed. The recent rate cut was clearly motivated by August's CPI data, with the annual inflation falling to a post-communist low of 3.3 percent, well below the central bank's 4.0 percent target. The cautious tone of the accompanying statement stressed that the risks o..
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  • Home-grown technology company Smartron and University of Southern California (USC) have collaborated to impart personalised education through the applications of machine learning and wearable technologies.USC's Center for Human Applied Reasoning and the Internet of Things (CHARIOT), along with Smartron, would focus on building the framework for creating an effective, classroom-based system for measuring the cognitive and affective influences on learning using smartphones and a range of sensors."We are pleased to be the first Indian product brand to partner with USC's CHARIOT to collaborate on creating this new and hugely immersive and personalised learning programme based on IoT," said Mahesh Lingareddy, Founder, Smartron founder, on Friday.Smartron recently unveiled "tronX", a first-of-its-kind intelligent ecosystem that connects a range of devices, sensors and systems to "tronX" core, offering evolving experiences and services."With our wearables powered by "tronX", we ..

    Smartron Collaborates With USC on Machine Leaning, Wearables Research

    Home-grown technology company Smartron and University of Southern California (USC) have collaborated to impart personalised education through the applications of machine learning and wearable technologies.USC's Center for Human Applied Reasoning and the Internet of Things (CHARIOT), along with Smartron, would focus on building the framework for creating an effective, classroom-based system for measuring the cognitive and affective influences on learning using smartphones and a range of sensors."We are pleased to be the first Indian product brand to partner with USC's CHARIOT to collaborate on creating this new and hugely immersive and personalised learning programme based on IoT," said Mahesh Lingareddy, Founder, Smartron founder, on Friday.Smartron recently unveiled "tronX", a first-of-its-kind intelligent ecosystem that connects a range of devices, sensors and systems to "tronX" core, offering evolving experiences and services."With our wearables powered by "tronX", we ..
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  • Taiwan Jobless Rate Falls Unexpectedly In August Taiwan's unemployment rate dropped unexpectedly in August, though marginally, data from the Directorate General of Budget Accounting and Statistics, or DGBAS, showed Friday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate dropped to 3.76 percent in August from 3.78 percent in July. Meanwhile, economists had expected the rate to rise to 3.80 percent. The number of unemployed people fell to 443,000 in August from 446,000 in July. A year ago, the jobless figure totaled 462,000. The labor force participation rate was 58.83 percent in August versus 58.82 percent in July. On an unadjusted basis, the unemployment rate rose to 3.89 percent in August from 3.84 percent in the preceding month.

    Taiwan Jobless Rate Falls Unexpectedly In August

    Taiwan Jobless Rate Falls Unexpectedly In August Taiwan's unemployment rate dropped unexpectedly in August, though marginally, data from the Directorate General of Budget Accounting and Statistics, or DGBAS, showed Friday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate dropped to 3.76 percent in August from 3.78 percent in July. Meanwhile, economists had expected the rate to rise to 3.80 percent. The number of unemployed people fell to 443,000 in August from 446,000 in July. A year ago, the jobless figure totaled 462,000. The labor force participation rate was 58.83 percent in August versus 58.82 percent in July. On an unadjusted basis, the unemployment rate rose to 3.89 percent in August from 3.84 percent in the preceding month.
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  • Intex has launched a new budget smartphone, called Aqua Lions 2, which interestingly comes after the launch of the Aqua Lions 3 back in July. Like the predecessor, the new Aqua Lions 2 also highlights 4G VoLTE support and Android 7.0 Nougat. The latest smartphone comes at an entry-level price tag of Rs. 4,599, available via offline channels in Champagne and Gold colours.Going by the design, the Aqua Lions 2 follows a similar look compared to the Aqua Lions 3. The front features a 5-inch (480x854 pixels) FWVGA display and capacitive buttons below it. It is powered by a quad-core processor that is paired with 1GB of RAM. Internal storage stands at 8GB, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 64GB)As for the cameras, the Aqua Lions 2 features a 5-megapixel sensor on the back with autofocus and flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The handset packs a 2400mAh battery, measures 143.8x72x8mm, and weighs 158.3 grams. The smartphone comes with some pre-loaded features like Tap n B..

    Intex Aqua Lions 2 With 4G VoLTE Support, Android 7.0 Nougat Launched: Price, Specifications

    Intex has launched a new budget smartphone, called Aqua Lions 2, which interestingly comes after the launch of the Aqua Lions 3 back in July. Like the predecessor, the new Aqua Lions 2 also highlights 4G VoLTE support and Android 7.0 Nougat. The latest smartphone comes at an entry-level price tag of Rs. 4,599, available via offline channels in Champagne and Gold colours.Going by the design, the Aqua Lions 2 follows a similar look compared to the Aqua Lions 3. The front features a 5-inch (480x854 pixels) FWVGA display and capacitive buttons below it. It is powered by a quad-core processor that is paired with 1GB of RAM. Internal storage stands at 8GB, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 64GB)As for the cameras, the Aqua Lions 2 features a 5-megapixel sensor on the back with autofocus and flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The handset packs a 2400mAh battery, measures 143.8x72x8mm, and weighs 158.3 grams. The smartphone comes with some pre-loaded features like Tap n B..
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  • Flipkart's The Big Billion Days sale kicked off on Wednesday offering huge discounts and offers on a number of products, especially in the electronics segment. The sale saw a plethora of smartphones on offer which were attractive enough to rake in massive numbers for the e-commerce giant as it claims to have sold 1.3 million smartphones within the first 20 hours of the sale. This is twice the number of smartphones the platform sold during the same time-frame of last year's Big Billion Days sale. The company also said the numbers sold this time is three times that of the nearest competitor."These numbers reinforce our position as the absolute leader in smartphones. What Flipkart offers - the latest phones, the large number of exclusives, affordability measures like No Cost EMI, Buyback Guarantee etc. - are unmatched in the industry. So, when it comes to buying a smartphone in India, there is no other destination and our customers trust us to buy the latest smartphones at the ..

    Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale: Record 1.3 Million Smartphones Sold in First 20 Hours

    Flipkart's The Big Billion Days sale kicked off on Wednesday offering huge discounts and offers on a number of products, especially in the electronics segment. The sale saw a plethora of smartphones on offer which were attractive enough to rake in massive numbers for the e-commerce giant as it claims to have sold 1.3 million smartphones within the first 20 hours of the sale. This is twice the number of smartphones the platform sold during the same time-frame of last year's Big Billion Days sale. The company also said the numbers sold this time is three times that of the nearest competitor."These numbers reinforce our position as the absolute leader in smartphones. What Flipkart offers - the latest phones, the large number of exclusives, affordability measures like No Cost EMI, Buyback Guarantee etc. - are unmatched in the industry. So, when it comes to buying a smartphone in India, there is no other destination and our customers trust us to buy the latest smartphones at the ..
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