Author: 0 Evaluating LA bid for 2024 Olympics requires imagination

Centrist Macron, who took power on Sunday after beating far right leader Marine Le Pen in last week's run-off, has pledged his support for the French bid and had said he would speak with the IOC's commission "next week". "I know Paris has at times said it's '24 or nothing". Los Angeles 2024 Olympic bid chiefs on Wednesday vowed to put athletes at the forefront of the Games if the Californian city wins the right to stage the sporting spectacular.

Business Renault stops production at some sites after cyber attack
Author: 0 Renault stops production at some sites after cyber attack

The WannaCry ransomware attack began on Friday, impacting computers at United Kingdom hospitals, utilities in Spain, and Russia's interior ministry. A Renault plant in Sandouville, France, was one of those confirmed to have shut down. France's ANSSI digital security agency said that for the moment, it knew of no other French victims of the attack. Renault's partner company Nissan was also affected: a United Kingdom spokesperson confirmed that files at its Sunderland factory were impacted on ...

Author: 0 Spurs beat Man United to finish 2nd in Premier League

When Rooney beat Hugo Lloris from close range after some fine play by Martial it seemed United might gatecrash the party but Tottenham would not be denied and Alli nearly made it 3-1 when his shot was headed off the line by Danny Blind. The Premier League match between Tottenham and Manchester United is set to start at 4:30pm local time, 9:00pm IST and 11:30am EST. We, Manchester United , for us it's more important to win titles than to finish top four.

Author: 0 Oil lower, USA crude output seen at record high in 2018

In the report, OPEC pointed to continued high compliance by its members with the supply deal and said oil stocks in industrialized nations fell in March - although they are still 276 million barrels above the five-year average. US light crude gained 21 cents to $46.43 a barrel. Despite this, analysts warned that markets remained well supplied. "The reason why the bears have been able to control this market is we haven't seen the hard evidence; there are a lot of doubting Thomases that ...

Business James Comey declines to testify before Senate panel
Author: 0 James Comey declines to testify before Senate panel

The possibility Trump misled lawmakers about the reasons for his decision adds another layer of controversy to Comey's dismissal and could fuel calls on Capitol Hill for congressional investigators to more aggressively probe the possibility of collusion between Trump's campaign and the Russian government.

Business US military confirms North Korea fired missile
Author: 0 US military confirms North Korea fired missile

Japan should cooperate closely with Russian Federation and China to solve North Korea's missile and nuclear problem, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Sunday. These tests included the near-simultaneous firing of four ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan in March - a move the North said was a rehearsal for attacking USA bases in Japan.

Business Hamilton takes Spanish pole but Vettel prevents Mercedes lock-out
Author: 0 Hamilton takes Spanish pole but Vettel prevents Mercedes lock-out

Lewis Hamilton heaped praise on his Mercedes team on Friday after he and team-mate Valtteri Bottas dominated practice ahead of this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix . Reflecting on that change, Vettel replied: "A busy morning, big thank-you to the team because we had to change the engine last minute and the vehicle was just about finished so today is really for the mechanics - also from Kimi's auto that helped out, so grazie".

Author: 0 Mnuchin: U.S. partners more comfortable with Trump on trade

Subsequently, many worldwide trade issues were put off the table during the Bari meeting, and the G7 discussed economic growth, cyberattacks, fiscal policies, and financial regulation (or deregulation, the case with the US). "We reiterate that excess volatility and disorderly movements in exchange rates can have adverse implications for economic and financial stability", the communique said.

Business Alonso tells McLaren - speed up or I'm off
Author: 0 Alonso tells McLaren - speed up or I'm off

Fernando Alonso hopes that finishing a race for the first time in the 2017 Formula One season at his home Spanish Grand Prix can boost McLaren's woeful campaign. "Right now we are in full development and we want to focus on carrying out this work with the drivers we have, Jolyon and Nico", he said. "Hopefully this is the starting point of a new championship for us", said Alonso.

Business Trump to deliver commencement address at Liberty University
Author: 0 Trump to deliver commencement address at Liberty University

It was the only the second time a sitting US president had spoken at the school's commencement, said Liberty President Jerry Falwell Jr. before Trump gave his address. "No one has ever achieved anything significant without a chorus of critics standing on the sidelines explaining why it can't be done", Trump said. "There are people who can't get the job done, but the future belongs for the dreamers, not the critics, the people who follow their heart no matter what the critics say".

Author: 0 Buffett faults Wells Fargo laxity in sales scandal

While Munger called Bezos "a different species, Buffett went on to say that "I was too dumb to realize what was going to happen". "We'll do well by getting US$10.2 billion (RM44.16 billion) today, with a maximum payout of US$20 billion" between "now and Judgement Day", Buffett said.

Author: 0 You can't stop people from calling you on your Amazon Echo

Its new Echo Show voice-controlled device serves as a home intercom system and video-conferencing tool, combining a touchscreen and video camera. As massive of a platform as Echo and Alexa have become for Amazon , we can't imagine it will be long before they implement major changes to how calling and messaging works.

Author: 0 Crude oil prices at lowest level in five months

Crude oil prices plunged to their lowest level in five months Thursday, erasing all of their gains since OPEC and Russia's decision to cut their output levels on November 30. Drivers could be reacting to the fact that while prices at the pump remain low, they are higher than previous year. But after getting an initial lift from the deal, prices slipped into a downward spiral in mid-April.

Business Trump adds trips to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican before North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, G7 summits
Author: 0 Trump adds trips to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican before North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, G7 summits

Trump will make the stops at the beginning of a previously announced trip to Europe for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels and a meeting in Italy of leaders of the Group of Seven major industrialized democracies. Trump will take his first foreign trip late May, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement issued on Thursday. National security advisor General H.R.

Business The numbers behind China's massive aviation market
Author: 0 The numbers behind China's massive aviation market

The C919's first test flight was pushed back at least twice since 2014 due to production issues, and a further 4,200 flight hours are planned in the test campaign. There may be more impetus for a breakthrough now, given the burgeoning domestic market and China's ambition to upgrade its economy to high-level manufacturing, which hinges on projects such as aircraft.

Author: 0 Experts predict instability in the legislature after BC election

The premier's office said Lt. -Gov. Asked several times if she accepts personal responsibility, Clark avoided a direct answer. Looking at seats the NDP picked up where the Green vote - if it went entirely Liberal - could have turned the race, the NDP gained in all but two, Burnaby North and Courtenay-Comox.

Author: 0 North Korea launches new missile

Japan should cooperate closely with Russian Federation and China to solve North Korea's missile and nuclear problem, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Sunday. The launch was one of North Korea's longest to date. This is the first provocative move from North Korea since South Korea appointed Moon Jae-in as the country's new President on Wednesday.

Author: 0 Bank of England warns on wages and cuts growth forecast

Carney said inflation would be near 3.0 percent this year but added it was important to put that into the context of a United Kingdom economy that was still growing and employing a record number of people. The surprise absence of more hawkish voices on the immediate horizon drove the pound lower, sending it below the key $1.29 level to a one-week low of $1.2849.

Author: 0 Moon condemns NK missile test, urges it to halt provocations for dialogue

Sunday's launch, at 5:27 a.m. Seoul time (2027 GMT Saturday), came two weeks after North Korea fired a missile that disintegrated minutes into flight, marking its fourth consecutive failure since March. But multiple sets of United Nations and U.S. sanctions against North Korea have done little to deter its pursuit of its nuclear and missile ambitions.

Business Always Dreaming third Florida Derby victor in five years to win Derby
Author: 0 Always Dreaming third Florida Derby victor in five years to win Derby

Each of Pletcher and Velazquez had previously won a Derby - Pletcher in 2010 with Super Saver, and Velazquez the following year with Animal Kingdom - but the long-time partnership savoured doing it together for the first time. "I took a hold of him as soon as I got to the backstretch and he was really comfortable". "We've been 24 years together, something like that, and for him to still trust in me and give me an opportunity, it doesn't happen often in this business".

Author: 0 SKorea: Rival N.Korea launches possible ballistic missile

Security Council resolutions and a serious challenge to global peace and security, according to senior presidential secretary Yoon Young-chan. He says Japan and the USA also started discussing the sanctions on North Korea , but did not elaborate.

Author: 0 Trump says he wanted to fire 'showboat' Comey

President Trump narrated the Senate testimony this week of former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates for a team of reporters, and said the two officials started to "choke like dogs".

Author: 0 Less than picture perfect: Snap slumps on slowing user growth

Snap's net loss was a staggering $2.2 billion, which was much greater than analysts expected. Bank of New York Mellon Corp acquired a new position in shares of Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP ) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Author: 0 OPEC sees more oil supply outside the group, countering its cuts

Crude prices were modestly higher during the course of the session on Thursday in Asian trading, building an overnight gains, following a much better-than-expected reports on US inventories. Crude oil sold for over $100 a barrel in the summer of 2014, before bottoming out below $30 a barrel in January 2016. In a monthly report, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said outside producers would boost supply by 950,000 barrels per day (bpd) this year, up from 580,000 bpd ...

Author: 0 Bank of England downgrades United Kingdom growth forecast

The Bank of England (BOE) held interest rates steady at 0.25 percent, as expected, on Thursday while implementing some widely anticipated modifications to its growth and inflation assumptions over the three-year forecast horizon. The Bank's quarterly forecasts published alongside the interest rate decision were for economic growth to edge up to 1.9% this year from 1.8% in 2016.

Business Trade deal feeds China taste for beef, won't close deficit
Author: 0 Trade deal feeds China taste for beef, won't close deficit

But relations between the two governments have been friendlier than expected since his inauguration, and the president trumpeted the new deal Friday on twitter . But Sun Lin, a 33-year-old chef at a high-end Beijing hotel, said he viewed the trade deal as merely a diplomatic gesture. Last year, USA supermajor Chevron announced an agreement with a Singapore holding company controlled by JOVO, a private energy company in China .

Business United States military confirms North Korea fired missile
Author: 0 United States military confirms North Korea fired missile

Experts said Sunday's test showed a considerably longer range than missiles North Korea had previously tested, meaning it had likely made improvements since its February test. The missile traveled for about 30 minutes from Kusong, landing in the Sea of Japan. The latest "provocation" should serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against the North, it said.

Business Always Dreaming storms to Kentucky Derby win
Author: 0 Always Dreaming storms to Kentucky Derby win

Always Dreaming , who didn't break his maiden until January 25 but showed his talent in Florida this spring with a series of stunning performances, delivered a powerful victory in the 143rd Kentucky Derby on Saturday, splashing through the Churchill Downs stretch 2 3/4 lengths in front of 33-to-1 longshot Lookin At Lee .

Author: 0 Peel Hunt Reiterated Interserve PLC (LON:IRV) As 'Reduce'

Its down 13.63% from 2.77 million shares previously. The SI to Ansys Incorporated's float is 2.82%. About shares traded. Bojangles Inc (NASDAQ:BOJA) has risen 10.73% since October 5, 2016 and is uptrending. The company has market cap of 1.28 billion GBP. The Firm is engaged in the sale and operation of passenger transport. It has a 13.38 P/E ratio. It operates in two divisions: UK & Ireland and Mainland Europe.

Author: 0 USA needs September 'shutdown' to fix Senate 'mess'

On Twitter, Trump explained why Republicans had struck a deal with Democrats on a funding bill to keep the government open until September 30. The Senate now has 52 Republicans and 48 Democrats. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said the funding bill is the product of bipartisan negotiations, and that it "delivers some important conservative wins, including critical steps forward on defense and border security".

Author: 0 G-7 nations seek ways to make growth help more people

Besides the finance ministers, central bank governors from the world's seven most developed economies will engage in the talks in Bari . A broader theme not on the written agenda, however, was the desire of foreign leaders to get a better read on Trump's policies, and USA officials desire to make their positions clear.

Business China and US reach agreement on beef, poultry, natural gas
Author: 0 China and US reach agreement on beef, poultry, natural gas

He quantified this as a $2.5 billion dollar market that is opening up for USA beef for which "We now, for the first time, have a precise approval and precise date by which beef shipments will start". "We do not intend to endanger anybody's health or safety in the USA", he said. "If you think the problem is the trade deficit, you can not chicken out on China and go after the small countries", he said.

Author: 0 Amtrak Engineer Charged In Deadly 2015 Philadelphia Train Crash

The judge's unusual order came after the family of a woman killed in the crash sought a private criminal complaint - allowed under Pennsylvania law - against Brandon Bostian, who lived in Queens at the time of the derailment. 'That was clearly wrong, as evidenced by the attorney general not only reversing course but adding charges, ' he said. They found no evidence he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol or distracted by a cellphone.

Business Citigroup Indicates Potential 57.11% Increase In Shares Of Snap Chat
Author: 0 Citigroup Indicates Potential 57.11% Increase In Shares Of Snap Chat

Finally, Citigroup Inc initiated coverage on Snap in a research note on Monday, March 27th. The price target according to the broker shows a possible increase of 62.35% from the current stock price of 19.1. The legal version of this piece of content can be accessed at

Business Conditions behind cyberattack may be hard to mimic
Author: 0 Conditions behind cyberattack may be hard to mimic

On Saturday, a cybersecurity researcher told AFP he had accidentally discovered a " kill switch " that can prevent the spread of the ransomware . A global cyber attack forced a European carmaker to halt some production lines, hit Russian computers with more than half of suspected infections, struck schools in China and hospitals in Indonesia, though it appeared to be dying down on Saturday.

Business Next expose will force Kejriwal to quit, says Kapil Mishra
Author: 0 Next expose will force Kejriwal to quit, says Kapil Mishra

He also created ripples when he claimed that he had seen Kejriwal accepting Rs 2 crore in cash from Delhi Minister Satyendra Jain. Earlier, in a letter, Kapil told Kejriwal, "Someone told me if these details are revealed, the public won't let you stay in power for another moment.

Author: 0 Bank of England keeps interest rates on hold but lowers growth forecast

The governor of United Kingdom central bank said wages were falling partly because firms were anxious about trading prospects outside the bloc, forcing them to offer "more modest pay settlements". Behind the headline figures, however, the BOE's perception of the balance of growth has altered, partly in light of a consumer slowdown hitting growth earlier and more substantively than previously expected.

Author: 0 CARNEY: The Brexit-triggered consumer slowdown has begun

But for now, despite the slightly improved growth outlook beyond 2017, the Bank's inflation report dampened the immediate prospects for the British economy, heightening fears amongst traders of slower economic growth from softer consumer spending.

Author: 0 Trump pledges to move quickly on Comey replacement as interviews begin

The president's press secretary, deputy press secretary, counselor Kellyanne Conway, and Vice President Mike Pence all got on the board with the same message: that the president fired Comey only because the Justice Department told him to and that it had nothing to do with the FBI's Russian Federation investigation.

Business Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) Receives 'Hold' Rating From Brokers At Piper Jaffray
Author: 0 Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) Receives 'Hold' Rating From Brokers At Piper Jaffray

I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, January 27 by Brean Capital. Kohl's ended the first quarter with 1,154 stores, compared with 1,167 locations a year ago. It has a 10.61 P/E ratio. The Company's stores and Website sell moderately-priced private label and national brand apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty and home products.

Business Collapsed tunnel sealed at US nuclear site after accident
Author: 0 Collapsed tunnel sealed at US nuclear site after accident

As per many reports , the region was built in the time of Cold War era, which situated in the 20-by-20 feet of area in hundreds of feet long stretch, now the soil of upper layers of the tunnel has been collapsed. The committee oversees the department's management of the cleanup efforts. Plutonium production at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation stopped in 1980 and cleaning up radioactive materials has been the Energy Department's top priority for years.

Author: 0 China's Xi says Silk Road plan boosts finance, security ties

The initiative is said to have won the support of more than 100 countries and worldwide organisations, of which at least 40 have signed cooperation agreements with China. But governments including Russian Federation, the United States and India are uneasy that China is using its status as the second-largest global economy to expand its political influence.

Author: 0 United States hands Arctic Council gavel over to Finland

The White House has not taken an official position yet as to whether it will stick with the Paris Agreement or withdraw, and Tillerson did not comment directly on the matter while in Alaska, the New York Times reported , despite his signing the document in favor of it.

Author: 0 Japan calls for int'l unity on N. Korea after missile test

Last month, the North conducted two tests of apparent intermediate-range missiles from a site near its eastern coast, but both launches ended in failure. Experts have said the sanctions have been largely ineffective because North Korea still has trade and investment with China and Russian Federation.

Business France's Renault hit by ransomware global cyber attack
Author: 0 France's Renault hit by ransomware global cyber attack

The head of Turkey's Information and Communication Technologies Authority or BTK says the nation was among those affected by the ransomware attack. "Work is going on since last night". It did not identify the sites, but a union source said the factory at Sandouville in Normandy was one of the main sites affected. She says productionwas suspended during the night, and added that "production remains halted today too".