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Thousands evacuated central California, wildfires burn across U.S. West

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There were 46 active large fires spread across 12 states, with 11 new blazes reported on Tuesday alone, according to National Interagency Fire Center website Around 44 million acres have been burnt since the start of 2017, compared to 27 million acres in the same period last year, it said Firefighters managed to contain 5 percent of the Detwiler Fire, which threatened 1,500 structures in tiny...

‘Nico, 1988,’ Biopic of Velvet Underground Singer, to Open Venice Horizons Section

ROME – Italian director Susanna Nicchiarelli’s biopic “ Nico , 1988,” about the late German chanteuse who was among Andy Warhol’s muses and sang with the Velvet Underground, has been set as the opening film of the Venice Film Festival ’s Horizons section dedicated to cutting-edge fare “People usually talk about her only in relation to the men she was with when she was young: Brian Jones, Jim...

Scientists use 'Piz Daint' simulations to track heavy summer precipitation from the Mediterranean

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These meteorological phenomena can be traced back to several factors, among which are special types of Mediterranean low-pressure systems known as Vb cyclones But now, climate scientists at the University of Bern have used simulations run on the "Piz Daint" supercomputer to investigate five extreme events dating between 1979 and 2013 that were attributed to Vb cyclones In this way, researchers...

India’s Rentomojo raises $10M from Bain Capital and Lending Club founder

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Indian startup Rentomojo — which lets consumers rent appliances furniture, motorbikes and other urban living essentials — has closed a $10 million Series B to continue its expansion It’s nearly one year to the day that Rentomojo raised $5 million , and since then the three-year-old company has expanded its focus from renting out home appliances and furniture into motorbikes, a potentially...

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT): Is CEO Satya Nadella Overpaid?

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It’s a question you don’t hear much anymore, given the performance of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) and MSFT stock over the last three years — up 222% including dividends through July 14 — but back in 2014, the controversy over CEO Satya Nadella’s pay was front page news Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) recommended two weeks before Microsoft’s fiscal 2014 annual meeting that...

Chris Christie is booed by Mets fans as he catches ball

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After a spate of yet more political embarrassment, Chris Christie no doubt wanted to let his hair down at the Mets game on Tuesday night New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was booed after catching a foul ball at the Mets vs St Louis Cardinals game on Tuesday night 'Hey, Chris Christie, why are you so much more than everyone else at the game Some joked that he was only able to catch the ball...

Engineers create brighter, full-color holograms that can be viewed with low light

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University of Utah electrical and computer engineering associate professor Rajesh Menon shows off a new 2D hologram that can be displayed with just a flashlight The paper, "Full Color, Large Area, Transmissive Holograms Enabled by Multi-Level Diffractive Optics," was co-authored by University of Utah doctoral students Nabil Moham, Monjurul Meem and Xiaowen Wan Using sophisticated algorithms and a...

Discovery and Scripps reportedly in merger talks

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Scripps, whose channels include HGTV, Travel Channel and a majority stake in Food Network, is looking for a buyer at a time when it and other smaller media companies are under pressure to grow to give them negotiating power with cable and satellite companies Viacom also has held talks to acquire Scripps, the sources said Discovery, Scripps and Viacom declined to comment Scripps has long been...

Cornwall floods: Coverack wakes up to 'devastation'

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Media captionThe BBC's Jon Kay in Coverack: "Four feet of water thundered down, bringing everything with it from above"Heavy rain which sent a 4ft torrent of water through a Cornish village has left a "devastating" scene, a fire chief said About 50 properties were damaged and several people had to be rescued in Coverack, on the Lizard Peninsula, as storms hit on Tuesday afternoon Media...

Joachim Trier’s ‘Thelma’ Opens Nordic Encounter in Haugesund

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”Trier is one of our most important filmmakers and all his films have been on show here, so of course it is a pleasure to start with ‘Thelma,’” said festival and program director Tonje Hardersen, close to finishing the festival schedule Starring Norwegian actress Eili Harboe, the film is a supernatural thriller about a young woman who falls in love and discovers she has frightening and...

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