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Brazil hit by first general strike in two decades

Brazilian cities went into partial shutdown on Friday as the country observed its first general strike in more than two decades. Millions of workers, including public transport staff, bankers and teachers, have been urged to take part by trade unions and social groups. Protesters are taking a stand against the president’s proposed pension reforms. President Michel Temer says the changes ... Read More »

Baby humpback whales ‘whisper’ to mums to avoid predators

The humpback whale is known for its loud haunting songs, which can be heard 20 miles away. However, new recordings show mothers and calves “whisper” to each other, seemingly to avoid attracting predators. The quiet grunts and squeaks can be heard only at close range. By calling softly to its mother, the calf is less likely be overheard and preyed ... Read More »

Paris Champs Elysees attack gunman named as Karim Cheurfi

The gunman killed after shooting dead a policeman on the Champs Elysees has been named by the Paris prosecutor as Karim Cheurfi, a convicted criminal. He used a Kalashnikov assault rifle to kill the police officer with two bullets to the head, François Molins told journalists in the French capital. A note defending so-called Islamic State was found near his ... Read More »

Tread Your Path from Cyber Ignorance to Cyber Awareness with Cyware

Data breaches, internet frauds and scams are not new to us. In the current era, every now and then we hear about such news and feel digital life is not at all safe. As it continues, instead of taking suitable steps to mitigate cyberattacks, common people often blame antivirus security features. One should understand that no software can keep a ... Read More »

Court halts two Arkansas executions

The top court in Arkansas has halted two executions that were due to start a series of seven in 11 days. The state’s Supreme Court acted hours before convicted murderers Don Davis and Bruce Ward were due to die, but the Davis decision could yet be reversed. Their lawyers had argued they were mentally unfit to face execution and were ... Read More »

Parents’ anger at baby deaths NHS trust

An NHS trust at the centre of an investigation into its maternity services has been accused of failing to properly investigate the deaths of at least two babies. Jack Burn and Sophiya Hotchkiss died within six months of each other. Both families say their concerns were dismissed by the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust. The trust said it investigates all ... Read More »

What It Takes to Build a Startup in 2017

Thinking about building a startup in 2017? You’re going to be up against a huge challenge this year. It’s a lot different building a startup today than it was a couple of years ago. It is far more competitive, the advertising costs are much higher and you have to do a much better job in acquiring customers. It’s great that ... Read More »

Flying Probe Testing: Lending PCB Manufacturers an Edge

With manufacturers under pressure to create even more innovative electronic devices year after year, they are also looking for more ways to significantly improve their processes. This is not only true for their manufacturing procedures—they also want to make their research and development efforts more efficient. And the key to this R&D drive is automation. In manufacturing, gone are the ... Read More »

How to Decide Which Tools to Purchase

Tools can be a big investment. This is why you need to be very selective when you buy them. You need to be sure they are the highest quality you can find so they will last you for many years to come. As you may already know, not all tools are made with the same type of precision craftsmanship. This ... Read More »

Stockholm attack suspect was refused residency

The suspect behind the Stockholm truck attack had been facing deportation and had extremist sympathies, Swedish police say. The 39-year-old Uzbek man is suspected of having driven a truck into a department store in the city on Friday. His application for residency was rejected in June last year and he was being sought by immigration officials, police said. Meanwhile, a ... Read More »