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world
Mar 21, 2019
Police officers revealed they found the car that Gokmen Tanis used to escape from the scene, and inside of it, there was a letter that may explain the reason behind the attack. While riding a city's tram, Tanis started shooting people, and three died while several others were injured. Hours later, police officers found the attacker inside a building and arrested him. Reports claim this was an act of terrorism, but now that authorities have found the attacker's car, they are going to look into the letter that Tanis left inside of it. Records also revealed this isn't his first arrest, and he has been accused of theft and rape before.
business
Mar 21, 2019
Apple has launched new versions of several products this week, a strange move considering that the company likes to unveil new products at big events for the press. Apple decided to launch the hardware updates now to clear some room during next week's event where it plans to unveil its new subscription streaming service, now the company has an entire presentation to introduce the service. This trend also underlines Apple's increased focus on its services like Apple Music that have become an increasing source of revenue for the company in recent months as iPhone sales decline worldwide.
tech
Mar 21, 2019
In an effort to bring ecological means of transportation to the UK, the american company Bird is struggling to get the idea past the countries' entrance. The e-scooter was first launched November last year but only as a showing to see where the invention could go. The U.K. laws are very strict about the companies who are looking to start a business, e-scooters are not the exception. A similar case happened with the Californian car transport Uber. The UK's Department of Transport gave Bird a trial ground on the London Olympic Park to know whether it met the road and traffic regulations. E-scooter are not hitting the streets any time soon and it might even take three years.
world
Mar 21, 2019
Three people were killed when a large group of people tried to get into the Greenvale Hotel and a fight broke out. Lauren Bullock, Morgan Barnard, and Connor Currie were among the people waiting outside to have a fun night at the disco, but everything went wrong after the crowd grew desperate. Fights broke out as many forced their way into the establishment, and when police arrived to assess the situation, the three teenagers lay dead, and many others were injured. Police officers assured they would look into the incident. Moreover, they offered their condolences to the families of the deceased.
entertainment
Mar 21, 2019
Emily Blunt could potentially star in a very demanding project if she's cast as the lead in 'Not Fade Away.' The movie is based on Rebecca Alexander's 2015 memoir of the same name. Alexander was born with Usher syndrome type III, a mutation that made her start losing her hearing and sight since she was a child. Despite this condition, Alexander has become a successful psychotherapist with two masters degrees, and she even has her own spin class. Emily also has the lead in the upcoming sequel for A Quiet Place.
tech
Mar 21, 2019
Google has just unveiled their new gaming platform Stadia, a streaming gaming service with no need for a console or stationary device. People are wondering whether this could be the baseline for the next era of gaming. At the GDC, Google revealed the core of the service but not many details as to internet connection, variety of games and prices. So far, it will only be available on Chrome, Chromecast and Android devices. Releases for iOS systems were not announced but it is expected to be in the future. The platform will largely rely on the internet server and speed. Overall, it is an ambitious project that will probably start a new start line for the gaming world.
world
Mar 21, 2019
On Monday, police officers were notified of a shooting taking place on a tram in Utrecht. Reportedly, during the tram ride, the attacker started acting suspiciously, pulled out a gun and started shooting, the shooter fled the scene after the vehicle stopped. When authorities arrived at the scene, they counted three casualties and five injured, and the government has shut down schools and heightened security across the city. Hours later, officials arrested a suspect only miles away from the place of the accident and an investigation is open while the suspect is questioned and officials try to determine the reason behind the attack.
science
Mar 21, 2019
The United Kingdom is prepared to fund the joint lab they have with the European Union. After Brexit negotiations are over, the Joint European Torus nuclear laboratory could face some uncertainty. At the end of the month, the contract that provides funds for the lab ends; at the same time, Brexit negotiations will be over, and the EU could stop funding the facility located in Oxford. The UK has already disclosed that if the EU fails to renew their contract, they would provide enough funds for the laboratory to continue operating until the end of 2020. Nevertheless, until Brexit negotiations end, an agreement regarding funding for the JET lab cannot be settled.
science
Mar 21, 2019
The scientific community has been asking for a moratorium on CRISPR technology, and the World Health Organization has come forward with their opinion. Back in December, a Chinese scientist used the CRISPR method to edit the embryos of twins; afterward, the WHO assembled a panel that criticized the use of any technology since it could alter the human genome in the future. A week ago, scientists all over the world started demanding a moratorium that would regulate the use of this method. Now, the WHO has concluded that every study using CRISPR must be registered so that in the next year regulations to govern this technology could be put in place.
entertainment
Mar 21, 2019
Cult comedy show Schitt's Creek will get a sixth and final season, as announced by creators Eugene and Dan Levy. Dan took to social media to make the announcement, adding that the final season would premier in 2020 and that they were great to have had the chance to tell the story in its totality, including a final chapter that they had planned from the very beginning. Dan concluded by saying that it's very hard nowadays to have the chance to finish a show when and how the creators decide it.
travel
Mar 21, 2019
A British couple is looking for a nanny to take care of their 5-year-old twin girls, but this isn't just a regular nanny job. The couple is offering a salary of $53,000, but the catch is that the nanny has to dress up and act like a Disney princess. The nanny would have to work while she's dressed up as a princess and the couple claims the point is to teach the girls about family values, compassion, and other important lessons that Disney movies teach. So if you're crazy about all things Disney and have a lot of patience and love for children, then this is the perfect job for you.
tech
Mar 21, 2019
Readers who look for cheap options on kindles can now resort to Amazon's latest e-reader. It features a better screen with built-in reading light, which were previously reserved for more expensive options. The 6-inch display is improved by the adjustable front light, helping late-night readers to read in the dark. This kindle is the cheapest one featuring the reading light under $140. The design resembles the 2015 version. The thinner specs make it easier to handle when reading with one hand. It has a better touchscreen capacity as well as a six-week battery life of 30 minutes daily of reading. Amazon's audiobook service is supported by the device.
tech
Mar 21, 2019
After the fine EU regulators set on Google last year on breaking the antitrust laws, Android users can choose among an array of web browsers. Previously on Android devices, the set browser was Chrome but to comply with the laws in Europe, this pre-installed option was changed. Android devices often came with pre-installed apps, not only Google; manufacturers always let users know that they have a variety of apps to choose from, but after the fine, the devices that are manufactured by Google are now directly informed of the options. The company said this would be put into effect in the next couple of months.
world
Mar 21, 2019
Flames could be seen in the clear sky as firefighters tried to control the explosion at a chemical plant in Houston. At the Deer Park station, tanks full of chemicals like naphtha and xylene, often used for gasoline and other products, caught on fire. The imminent danger caused by the explosion forced the authorities to close down schools and offices. While authorities wait for the toxic smoke to clear out, the area surrounding the chemical facility will remain evacuated for the next 48 hours.
world
Mar 21, 2019
A judge declared Jason Colton, an Airbnb host, guilty of murdering Ramis Jonuzi, a guest that stayed in one of his Airbnb properties. In 2017, Jonuzi traveled to Melbourne and was hosted by Colton in his property; when it was time for Jonuzi to pay, he told Colton he didn't have enough money, which prompted the host to attack Jonuzi with the intention of scaring him, but ended up killing him instead. Colton has been convicted for manslaughter and has been sentenced to spend 11 years in prison.
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