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UK shower manufacturer, Triton Showers, has invested an initial six figure sum into an update of the brand and development of a national, multi-channel advertising campaign.The bold move, which comes as part of a collaboration with Birmingham based communications agencies One Black Bear and WPR, makes Triton the first shower company in the UK to embark upon activity of this scale.Headed by its new strapline ‘See you first thing Britain’, the initiative has seen the manufacturer develop a number of different ‘first thing’ personality types, encapsulating the country’s varied shower habits.Richard Elwell, creative partner at One Black Bear, explains the process: "To do this, we developed the positioning of 'See you first thing Britain' and created a series of personalities to emphasise how although we all have different morning routines, we should all have one thing in common; a shower... a Triton shower, to be more precise."The TV ad aims to show non-clichéd shower scenarios and avoids talking about power, efficiency or ease of use but more about the emotional attachment we all have with the shower experience.”A TV advert depicting each character’s morning routine will be showcased for the first time this autumn, set to air on ITV, Channel 4 and Sky, and will be supported by a comprehensive digital advertising schedule.
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San Diego California has turned to pressure washing its “fecally contaminated” downtown with bleach-spiked water every other week and installing dozens of hand washing stations to try to curb an aggressive outbreak of hepatitis A infections, the Associated Press reports.So far, 398 cases have been reported and confirmed in the outbreak, which began in November.Of those infected, 279 were hospitalized and 15 people died.The city’s homeless community has been particularly hard hit by the outbreak.Earlier this month, the San Diego Board of Supervisors declared a state of emergency.Hepatitis A is caused by the highly contagious hepatitis A virus, which infects the liver and can lead to death in some cases.
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the construction group lemminkäinen's extraordinary general meeting decided today on the merger of YIT with.the Merger is intended to implement, where possible, either 1. November 2017 or 1. January 2018.Lemminkäinen merged into YIT:gdp absorption merger so that Lemminkäinen all of the assets and liabilities will be transferred to a liquidation procedure YIT and Lemminkäinen is discharged.the Merger implementation still requires, inter alia, the approval by the competition authorities.lemminkäinen's shareholders will receive the merger consideration 3,6146 YIT's new shares each owned in lemminkäinen's shares.”shareholders, which represented 10.6 per cent of all lemminkäinen's shares and votes opposed the decision and require the holdings of lemminkäinen shares on redemption", the merger information release states.
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Ikväll ska landets invånare bestämma om de vill ha en Norge-historia med eller utan olja.Samma dag som Norges medborgare går till valurnorna kom ett besked från Kina.Kina kommer i så fall att ansluta till en växande skara nationer som förbundit sig till det åtagandet: England och Frankrike ska förbjuda förbränningsmotorer i bilar från och med 2040.Rörelsen mot en fossilfri framtid har blivit en av de stora valfrågorna i Norge.Främlingsfientliga Fremskrittspartiet har visserligen lovat att de ska ”vrida ur varenda droppe” olja Norge förfogar över, men deras bundsförvanter i den norska regeringen, konservativa Høyre, erkänner i sitt partiprogram att landet inte har råd att förlita sig på en naturtillgång som inte är kompatibel med det internationella samfundets utsläppsmål.Frågan är bara om dagens koalitionsregering får lov att sätta agendan när rösterna väl räknats.
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I agree that it was dishonest journalism that most just created “the distance between a new and an old medievärld”.But what happened after that was something that the internet world like to call “redpilled”.It is an understandable reaction in a way.the Fight with the WSJ became a battle between the two major media house, where a traditional world tried to make down everything he built up.To either surrender and accept the caning as the Wall Street Journal wanted to give him, or stand up for himself.But in the choice of the second option seemed to completely miss what he is up to.
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In Chia’s testimony, GrubHub lawyer Theodore Boutrous focused on the element of the Borello test — which aims to determine if a worker is an independent contractor or W-2 worker — that looks at whether or not delivery is part of the company’s core business.When asked if GrubHub considers itself to be a “food delivery company,” Chia responded, “No, we do not.”“It is still to be the premiere marketplace connecting diners with restaurants,” Chia said.Chia spoke about the value of GrubHub as a marketing and discovery tool for restaurants, noting how GrubHub enables diners to discover restaurants they wouldn’t otherwise know about.GrubHub began offering delivery as a service to restaurants in 2014, ten years after it first launched.At that time restaurants were required to use their own staff to do deliveries.
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the Area has so far been reported dozens of casualties and major damage to buildings and infrastructure in the grooves.the Worst seems to have suffered Barbuda, which buildings as high as 95% is damaged.Also, Puerto Rico has suffered extensive damage.Almost 70% of the population is without electricity and power lines repair is expected to take at worst even months.It continued still of the fifth category tropical storm towards the west.the Us national hurricane center forecast, it reaches south Florida on Saturday morning.
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The government has today unveiled a "co-ordination hub" to test driverless cars under its £100m Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) investment programme.Branded as MERIDIAN, the bases in Coventry and Stratford are intended to bring together the UK's existing CAV testing centres to create "a concentrated cluster" of testing facilities that covers all testing requirements for CAV technology.Climate change and industry minister Claire Perry said a government report, to be published by her department today, predicts that by 2035 the global market for CAV technologies will be worth £907bn.The report also claims that the UK market could be worth £52bn by 2035."Through government investment and collaboration with industry in this area we will ensure that the UK becomes one of the global 'go-to' destinations for the development of this technology," said Perry.The funding was first announced in George Osborne's 2015 Spring Budget, with the £100m to be match-funded by industry.
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Drift plans to bring its sales and marketing automation services to emails soon to expand upon existing services provided through live chat with a human or an automated bot.“We started with web and app messaging, and in September we’ll announce we’re getting heavily into the email side of things — both inbound and outbound.We’ll get into voice at some point, we’ll get into video in a very specific way,” CEO David Cancel told VentureBeat in a phone interview.“We’re going to get into every way a company communicates with customers, every single one of these channels that exist over time.”More information about these plans will be shared at Drift’s Hypergrowth conference, to take place September 25 in Boston.Drift declined to share details about the kinds of services it will make available through email clients, but targeting and qualifying leads will be part of it, a company spokesperson told VentureBeat.
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Typhoons have broken four submarine cables in the crowded Asian sea-lanes, with a knock-on impact for Australian ISPs iiNet and Internode.The four damaged cables are ASE (Asia Submarine-Cable Express), TGA-Intra Asia (TGA-IA), Asia-American Gateway (AAG) and SEA-ME-WE3 (SMW3).SMW3 connects Perth to Singapore; ASE and TGA-IA are intra-Asia cables, while ASE connects various Asian landings to California.According to Malaysia's The Star, the cables were damaged by two typhoons in late August: Hato, which left three dead in Macau after hitting Hong Kon; and Pakhar, which swept through the same region a few days later.IiNet's outage notice says it's being impacted by the SMW3 break, and a second break “~54k off the coast of Hong Kong” which could be any one of the other three, since they all have a Hong Kong landing.The cable owners expect repairs to take well into October, depending on the availability of repair vessels and how long it takes to locate the breaks.
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The Boston Red Sox used an Apple Watch to steal pitching signs during baseball games, including against the New York Yankees, according to The New York Times.An investigation conducted by Major League Baseball determined that a member of the Red Sox training staff used the smartwatch to receive information that helped the team’s players decipher hand signals used by the opposing team’s catcher, who is in charge of making (and signaling) the pitch selections for the pitcher.The MLB commissioner’s office began the investigation two weeks ago after Brian Cashman, the Yankees’ general manager, reportedly filed an official complaint.No penalties have been issued as of yet.Sign stealing isn’t explicitly against the MLB’s rules, but it’s definitely frowned upon, and it has a long history in baseball.From that position, the player is lined up just behind the pitcher, and has a clear view of the signals that the catcher uses to call different pitch types (fastball, curveball, etc.)
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The major software update in October 2017 will also bring new features for security on board, in addition to paving the way for AR and VR hardware.Microsoft has announced plans for an October 2017 Windows 10 update that will prepare systems for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) hardware.This move is intended to benefit a full spectrum of Windows 10 users, as Microsoft updates not only consumers, but also businesses, with the cutting edge technology trends.In this significant step toward the widespread implementation of AR and VR, approximately 550 million devices will be eligible to access the update, as it is released to existing customers.The major Windows 10 update that carries these changes will also include new features centred upon enhancing security and gaming.Microsoft has shown a great deal of interest in harnessing the power of cutting edge technologies for the benefit of business, with Dynamics 365 set to streamline many traditional process using cloud technology, for example.
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Every time is like this: filling forms with username, email, credit card, phone number, password and more.Otherwise, just go to the social-connect button and use your Google/Facebook account as your identification.Then, get an app like Dashlane to manage passwords and, finally, go sharing and purchasing things.There’s a reason behind the current platform-centric architecture we live in: when you’re not paying the product, you’re the product.Which basically means other parties own and sell your data.Nothing new here, although many people still don’t care about it anyway.
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Western Digital has unleashed the biggest microSD card the world has ever seen, offering a mammoth capacity of 400GB at IFA 2017 in Berlin.The 400GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card is double the size of the firm’s 200GB card, which itself was a record-breaker when it was introduced two years ago (there’s also a 256GB model sitting between these two cards).Obviously, 400GB is a hell of a lot of capacity to cram on a tiny microSD, and is plenty of room to hold your photos or videos – indeed in the latter case it’s capable of storing 40 hours of Full HD video footage.It’s also impressive on the performance front, boasting transfer speeds of up to 100MB/s, meaning users can shuttle 1,200 photos across onto the card in a minute flat.Western Digital further notes that its new SanDisk Ultra offering is capable of loading mobile apps faster on your phone or tablet because it meets the ‘A1 App Performance Class’ specification.Furthermore, the company offers a free SanDisk Memory Zone app for Android which can help users organize and backup their data, and is capable of pulling off tricks like grabbing tagged content from Facebook or Instagram.
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UK and US governments have almost doubled their requests to obtain data from tech companies.Businesses are facing new pressures to deal with the exponential rise in government requests for data, with the Snooper’s Charter allowing for even more data access and the impending GDPR adding to the regulatory burden.Worrying analysis by Deloitte has found that UK and US governments have almost doubled their requests to obtain data from technology, media and telecoms companies over the past three years.Looking at 26 companies, the analysis found that the number of data requests increased from 354,970 to 704,678 between 2013 and 2016.The surge in requests highlights the growing regulatory burden faced by UK and US companies, with UK businesses set for that burden to grow even heavier with the impending GDPR and EU privacy rules.“This new research pulls back the curtain on the sheer volume of data handed over to the UK and US authorities by 26 of the biggest tech and communications companies, including Google, Facebook and LinkedIn, that profit from harvesting our personal information,” said Simon Migliano, Head of Research at Top10VPN.com.
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Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but T-Mobile will ship a hot new Samsung phones a few days before its actual launch.In this case, we’re talking about the Galaxy Note 8 that’s currently available to preorder from every major American carrier and electronics retailer, T-Mobile included.But the “uncarrier” has permission to launch the phone a few days sooner than it’s supposed to.T-Mobile is contacting the customers who have preordered the handset to tell them the order “is being packed and will begin shipping soon.” According to TmoNews, we’re looking at a tentative ship date of September 13th for T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 8.That means you may get to unpack and use the phones earlier than you’re supposed to.As a reminder, T-Mobile sells the Galaxy Note 8 for $929.99 outright or $210 followed by 24 installments of $30 each.
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Still, the second planet from the Sun deserves a little more credit than it currently gets.Recently, a team of researchers NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory dropped their latest design for a “clockwork” rover they hope will explore Venus—and the concept art is delightfully twisted.The Automaton Rover for Extreme Environments (AREE) project was first proposed back in 2015.AREE is a rover that uses Venus’ harsh conditions conditions to its advantage, relying on wind to power its mechanical computer.Since Venus’ atmosphere is about 90 times denser than Earth’s and heats up to about 462 degrees Celsius, designers have to make something hearty enough to sustain seriously hellish conditions.It’s also admittedly cool that the design for AREE looks like Wall-E’s evil twin.
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If you've got a couple of Amazon's Alexa-enabled smart speakers scattered throughout your home, then here's some news you've probably been waiting to hear.Starting today in the US, UK and Germany, you can sync those speakers up for whole-home audio playback, or tell one speaker to play music on another.To get started, you'll need to open up the Alexa app and make sure each speaker has a name that's easy to remember (Amazon recommends using the room the speaker is in).Once you've done that, you'll be able to tell Alexa to play music on a specific speaker by using its name, a la "Alexa, play Beyonce in the kitchen."You'll also be able to group your speakers together, then tell Alexa to play music through one of those groups.For instance, if you had an Echo in the living room and an Echo Dot in the kitchen, you could group them together as "downstairs" in the Alexa app, then say, "Alexa, play White Reaper downstairs."
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Amazon now owns Whole Foods, but what does that mean for grocery prices at Whole Foods?Let’s take a look at some key grocery items and how the new Whole Foods stacks up against the low-cost Walmart.
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A federal appeals court has upheld a decision mandating that Icon Health and Fitness pay $1.6 million in attorney's fees for filing an unwarranted patent lawsuit against a competitor.Icon sued Octane Fitness in 2009, saying that Octane's high-end elliptical machines infringed US Patent No.6,019,710, which describes an elliptical machine that allows for adjustments to accommodate individual strides.After two years of litigation, a district court judge found that Octane's machines didn't infringe.Octane asked for an award of legal fees, but later in 2011, a judge rejected the company's bid.An Icon executive had described the '710 patent as an "old patent we had for a long time that was just sitting on the shelf."
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