Friday , 28 July 2017
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Finance: Here's the first real, production Tesla Model 3 (TSLA)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Saturday that the first production version of the $35,000 entry-level electric car had been completed. The first production Tesla Model 3 is built and ready to roll, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Saturday. Musk shared pictures of the car, the company's first mass-market electric vehicle, on Twitter. This particular Model 3 belongs to ... Read More »

Politics: Trump walked a thin line with Putin on Russia's election meddling: 'He let them off the hook'

The Trump administration may have ceded all territory to the Kremlin on this one. US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are fresh off the heels of their first meeting as international leaders on the sidelines of this week's G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. The meeting, which was scheduled for 30 minutes, went 2 hours and 16 minutes ... Read More »

Osun By-Election: Police arrest 3 for allegedly disrupting polls

The Osun state Commissioner of Police, Fimihan Adeoye confirmed the incident and announced that it has been contained. The Osun state police command has arrested three hoodlums for allegedly disrupting the Osun West bye-election. According to Premium Times, the police said the hoodlums attacked voters with machetes at Igbokiti unit, ward 10, Okinni at Egbedore Local Government Area. Speaking to ... Read More »

Finance: Before you open a credit card for the perks, here are 4 things to double-check

You need a credit limit that you won't come close to reaching. Otherwise, your credit score will suffer. Americans are hooked on credit cards, thanks to the ever-enticing perks and benefits touted by lenders. But before you get overtaken by the enormous sign-up bonuses, annual travel credit, or Uber VIP status, there are a few crucial things to consider. Ahead ... Read More »

Dino Melaye: Senator asks Godswill Akpabio to decamp to APC

The Senator also praised the Akwa-Ibom state Governor, Udom Emmanuel for making giant strides in the state. Embattled Senator Dino Melaye has called on his colleague in the Red Chambers, Godswill Akpabio to decamp to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Melaye made the comment while speaking at Akpabio’s constituency briefing which held on Friday, July 7, 2017, at Ikot Ekpene ... Read More »

INEC: Commission deploys 14 new RECs to states

None of the 14 RECs were posted to their state of origins. They have been urged to adhere to the constitution, electoral act and other legal frameworks. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has approved the posting of 14 newly sworn-in Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) to states, according to a statement by its Secretary, Mrs Augusta Ogakwu. The statement made ... Read More »

In Abuja: Community leader tasks FCTA on provision of basic amenities

The community often suffers from a disconnect with the outside world due to the deplorable road. Mr Ismaila Jikoko, a Jikoko Community Leader in Bwari Area Council, FCT, has appealed to the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), to provide basic amenities in the community. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Jikoko community is about 18 Kilometres North-West of the ... Read More »

Tech: The bidding war for troubled Unilad is set to start next week and the startup could be worth up to £40 million

One interested party told Business Insider that the media company could be worth up to £40 million. The bidding war for troubled startup Unilad will likely start next Friday, according to two sources familiar with the matter. The Manchester-based media company has had to consider a sale after a High Court judge ruled in May that ousted founder Alex Partridge ... Read More »

Sports: Andy Murray survived an upset bid at Wimbledon with the help of his opponent's mental gaffe on a critical point

Andy Murray avoided a huge upset at Wimbledon when he staged a huge comeback thanks to his opponent's mental gaffe on a critical point. Andy Murray avoided a huge upset at Wimbledon when he staged a huge comeback in the fourth set, a comeback that was made possible by his opponent's mental gaffe on a critical point. Murray led No. ... Read More »

Finance: 'INFLECTION POINT': Renewables will be the 'cheapest form of new power generation' by 2020

Wind, solar, geothermal and hydroelectric are on pace to be cheaper than coal in less than three years. Renewable energy sources, like solar and wind, are quickly becoming as cheap—even cheaper—than their carbon-intensive counterparts like coal. New research from Morgan Stanley estimates that renewables will be the cheapest source of power in the world in less than three years. “Numerous ... Read More »

Sports: The Carolina Panthers pulled off an impressive Twitter meme that took 3 days to execute

The Panthers social media team recreated a similar series of tweets that went viral on July 4th. The growing intersection of sports and social media has yielded great results of late. The Blazers recently announced a trade deal with the Rockets in hilarious fashion through Twitter, and Jaromir Jagr has been having fun with his late-career free agency by posting ... Read More »

Tech: Not getting enough sleep could increase your risk of Alzheimer's

In addition to causing weight gain and wrecking short term memory, bad sleep is associated with more biological signs of Alzheimer's. Not getting enough sleep doesn't feel good — and could have some scary long-term consequences. Insufficient or poor-quality sleep has been shown to wreck short term memory, cause weight gain, and increase the risk of diseases ranging from depression ... Read More »

Sports: LaVar Ball made an honest confession to Magic Johnson a week before the draft that convinced the Lakers to take Lonzo

The Lakers were sold on drafting Lonzo Ball after LaVar told Magic Johnson he would be more hands-off. In the lead up to the NBA Draft in June, there was some increasing intrigue over whether the Los Angeles Lakers would take a player other than Lonzo Ball with the second pick. Ball had seemed like the obvious choice for months ... Read More »

Politics: Mike Pence jokes it was Marco Rubio's fault that he ignored a NASA 'Do Not Touch' sign

Vice President Mike Pence apologized to NASA and blamed Senator Marco Rubio after he was photographed blatantly disregarding a printed sign. Vice President Mike Pence apologized to NASA Friday and jokingly blamed Sen. Marco Rubio after a photograph of him disregarding a printed sign that said "DO NOT TOUCH" made waves on social media. The photo showed Pence pressing his ... Read More »

Tech: 'Brace for a long and ugly battle' — Wall Street reacts to the escalating fight between Apple and Qualcomm (AAPL, QCOM)

Apple and Qualcomm are in a bitter legal battle. Here's what you need to know. Apple and Qualcomm are in a bitter legal battle. Qualcomm makes chips that go into the iPhone and also licenses patents to Apple, but Apple would like to change their business arrangement. Earlier this year, Apple sued Qualcomm for allegedly overcharging, timed alongside the FTC ... Read More »

Tech: A famous techie created an $88 device that will let you 'hack' your car so that it can do new things

Called Panda, the interface can plug into your car's port so you can compile data and reverse engineer your car. Famous hacker George Hotz put his first car product on the market on Friday, a few months after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration prevented him from selling a self-driving roof kit. Called Panda, the device sells for $88 and ... Read More »

Sports: Adidas had artists create a pair of sneakers to represent every US state — here's what they look like

Each one-of-a-kind Adidas sneaker represents a state, as interpreted through one of 12 artists. Adidas commissioned 12 women artists to create a special, one-of-a-kind Ultraboost X sneaker for each US state. The artists, who were chosen with the help of Refinery29, used a variety of mediums to recreate iconic, state-appropriate imagery on the shoes. Wisconsin's cheese, Georgia's peaches, and Vermont's ... Read More »

Yuri Berchiche: PSG to sign Sociedad left-back

The 27-year-old would be PSG's first signing of the close season and a replacement for Brazilian Maxwell, who retired . Spanish left-back Yuri Berchiche is set to leave Real Sociedad for Paris Saint-Germain, the Basque club said on Thursday. The 27-year-old would be PSG's first signing of the close season and a replacement for Brazilian Maxwell, who retired at the ... Read More »

Tech: SoundCloud employees shocked by job cuts: 'Nobody saw it coming'

The music streaming company announced on Thursday that it is cutting 40% of its workforce and shutting down its London office. Berlin headquartered music streaming service SoundCloud announced Thursday that it is cutting its workforce by 40% as part of a wider effort to become profitable. The nine-year-old venture capital backed company is cutting 173 positions at the company, which ... Read More »

Tech: Deliveroo will pay its 15,000 UK riders sickness and injury benefits if the laws change

Deliveroo thinks the UK government should create a new category of 'gig workers.' Food delivery startup Deliveroo has pledged to pay sickness and injury benefits to its UK riders, provided the government changes the law around what they can offer flexible workers. In a submission to a government-commissioned review of the gig economy, Deliveroo said the law prevents it from ... Read More »