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Google Drones Lift Industry Hopes

Aug. 29, 2014 7:12 p.m. ET When Amazon.com Inc. AMZN -0.29% Amazon.com Inc. U.S.: Nasdaq $339.04 -0.98 -0.29% Aug. 29, 2014 4:00 pm Volume (Delayed 15m) : 1.83M AFTER HOURS $339.10 +0.06 +0.02% Aug. 29, 2014 6:52 pm Volume (Delayed 15m) : 110,258 P/E Ratio 869.33 Market Cap $157.10 Billion Dividend Yield N/A Rev. per Employee $697,016 08/29/14 Google Drones Lift Industry Ho... 08/29/14 Morning MoneyBeat: Running of ... 08/29/14 Google Is Testing Delivery Dro... More quote details and news » AMZN in Your Value Your Change Short position CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled a plan in December to deliver packages by drones, it was widely viewed as a public-relations stunt during the holiday shopping season. Less than nine months later, Google Inc. GOOGL +0.35% Google Inc. Cl A U.S.: Nasdaq $582.36 +2.04 +0.35% Aug. 29, 2014 4:00 pm Volume (Delayed 15m) : 1.11M AFTER HOURS $583.72 +1.36 +0.23% Aug. 29, 2014 7:07 pm Volume (Delayed 15m) : 101,398 P/E Ratio 29.58 Market Cap $388.76 Billion Dividend Yield N/A Rev. per Employee $1,321,030 08/29/14 Google Drones Lift Industry Ho... 08/29/14 Apple's New Whiz Kids 08/29/14 Where Are New York's Bedbugs N... More quote details and news » GOOGL in Your Value Your Change Short position 's similar drone initiative is landing in a different climate. The changed atmosphere reflects Google's financial and lobbying heft, which should help overcome technical and regulatory obstacles. But it also reflects growing confidence in technology until now mo...  

Chong Wei rolls on towards world semi-finals

Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei competes against China's Wang Zhengming during the men's single quarter final match at the 2014 BWF Badminton World championships held at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen on August 29, 2014. – AFP pic, August 30, 2014.Top-ranked Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia continued his charge towards an elusive first world championship title by coasting into the semi-finals of the men's singles in Copenhagen on Friday while rising Indian star P.V. Sindhu won through to the last four of the women's draw. Lee, twice a runner-up at the world event, displayed his class by shredding apart Chinese sixth seed Wang Zhengming to record a comprehensive 21-8, 21-11 victory. The Malaysian aligned impeccable defence with ruthless efficiency as he capitalised on the opportunities that came his way to make light work of his opponent, a former world junior champion, and stay on course for a title showdown with China's world number two Chen Long. "I used yesterday to prepare for the game today and everything went to plan," said Lee, who was rarely tested in his last-16 clash with Ireland's Scott Evans on Thursday. "It's true I tried to shorten the points and avoid long rallies. That was the plan. Now I'm just looking forward to tomorrow (Saturday)," added the top seed, who will face Danish 14th seed Viktor Axelsen, a 21-14, 21-14 winner over Taiwan's Chou Tien-chen, for a place in the final. Earlier Chen clawed his way ...  

Comcast Targeted by Entertainment Giants

Entertainment companies are using the regulatory review of Comcast Corp.'s proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc. to press their concerns about "most favored nation" clauses, a common industry practice that guarantees big pay-television distributors the best prices and terms. Those clauses are described by some media executives as "schmuck insurance," because they ensure that the most powerful pay-TV providers, including Comcast, get the industry's best deals—even if they don't negotiate them on... ...  

Amid growing attacks, Security Council urges greater protection for aid workers

Humanitarian workers in Al Hassakeh check identity documents of Syrians seeking assistance. Photo: UNHCR/B. Diab 29 August 2014 – Against the backdrop of increasing threats to aid workers, the United Nations Security Council today adopted a resolution calling for accountability for attacks and urging all parties to conflict to allow unimpeded access for humanitarian actors. “Today’s adoption shows Council unity on the vital issue of protecting those who carry out life-saving humanitarian work,” Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant of the United Kingdom, which holds the rotating presidency of the Council this month, told reporters. The resolution – adopted unanimously by the 15-member body – follows briefings by officials from the UN and aid agencies to the Council on World Humanitarian Day, which is observed annually on 19 August, the anniversary of the 2003 attack on the UN compound in Baghdad. In the resolution, the first on this important topic since the 2003 attack, the Council strongly condemned all forms of violence and intimidation to which those participating in humanitarian operations are increasingly exposed, as well as attacks on humanitarian convoys and acts of destruction and looting of their assets. It urged all parties involved in an armed conflict to allow “full unimpeded access” by humanitarian personnel to all people in need of assistance, and also urged that States ensure that crimes agai...  

Agger looks set to complete shock cut-price move to former club Brondby

Liverpool FC vice-captain Daniel Agger looks set to complete a shock cut-price move to his former club Brondby. The Reds are locked in talks with the Danish Superliga outfit over a permanent deal worth around £3million for the long-serving Anfield defender. Agger's future has been the subject of intense speculation all summer after he fell out of favour last season. The £20million signing of Dejan Lovren last month knocked him further down the pecking order and the frustrated 29-year-old signalled his intention to move on. He has been linked with Atletico Madrid and Napoli but Agger informed Liverpool he had no interest in playing for anyone else other than Brondby in his homeland. The transfer has been complicated by the fact that Brondby aren't in a position to pay anywhere near the market value for Denmark's captain. Daniel Agger signs in from Brondby for £5.8m in January 2006   Liverpool rejected an offer of £20million from Manchester City for Agger in 2012 and £15million from Barcelona 12 months ago. They could have expected around £10million for him this summer but instead they will have to accept a significantly lower fee. The Reds are also close to a settlement with Agger over the final two years of his £120,000 per week contract. Agger has made 232 appearances for Liverpool since his £5.8milliom move from Brondby in January 2006. He helped Rafa Benitez's side reach the Champions League final in 2007 but the classy centre-...  

Rick Perry seizes on Obama's ISIS "strategy" remark

DALLAS, TX - AUGUST 29: Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks at the Defending the American Dream Summit sponsored by Americans For Prosperity at the Omni Hotel on August 29, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. Included to speak at the eighth annual summit are U.S. Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz as the summit will run until August 30th. (Photo by Mike Stone/Getty Images) Mike Stone, Getty Images DALLAS - Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, wasted little time pouncing on President Obama's "we don't have a strategy yet" comments about removing the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the Middle East, accusing the White House of "dithering and debating" the threat posed by the violent militant faction."Yesterday, the president admitted he had no strategy to deal with ISIS," Perry said in remarks Friday at a summit put on by Americans for Prosperity, an influential conservative organization backed by the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers. "The deepening chaos in Iraq, Syria, Gaza, and Ukraine is all the clear and compelling evidence the world needs of a president one step behind, lurching from crisis to crisis, always playing catch up." Mr. Obama is currently weighing whether to order airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria, which many experts say is necessary in order to defeat the Islamic militant group that has taken over vast swaths of territory in the region. Friday's speech offered an opportunity for Perry to play up his conservative credentials as Republicans grow leery ab...  

On a mission: OB/GYN center reflects Dr. Miriam Mackovic's passion for women's ...

CJ Dablo -Staff Writer- CEO and Founder Dr. Miriam Mackovic (left) opened Complete Women Care, a healthcare organization with four locations in the greater Long Beach area and San Pedro. Dr. Jessica Rayhanabad (right) is a breast specialist. Dana Padilla was about to have her first surgery, and she was scared. The 24-year-old was told earlier this year that she needed a surgical procedure known as D&C (also known as dilation and curettage). She never had general anesthesia before. She never had a major surgery like this one until now, however, after being referred to Complete Women Care, a healthcare facility in Bixby Knolls dedicated to OB/GYN needs, Padilla realized quickly she was in good hands. ­­­Nurses Mary Chung (left) and Ian Ganzagan (right) are among the surgical staff at the GYN Emergent Care Center for Complete Women Care. The staff at Complete Women Care has tried to create a comfortable environment. The waiting room at the facility looks like a living room. In a telephone interview, Padilla happily described the spa-like treatment she received in the hours and minutes before her operation in August. Her blood pressure had spiked due to anxiety, and the staff offered her a lavender-scented spa eye mask. The aromatherapy immediately calmed her and dropped her blood pressure. The staff turned on music before anesthesiologist Dr. Lawrence Presley would put her to sleep. Padilla liked the ‘80s song that was being played (she couldn...  

Riverfest 2014 offers entertainment for all ages

By Clarksville Parks and Recreation CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Join the City of Clarksville, Miller Lite and Agero along the banks of the Cumberland River at McGregor Park as we celebrate Clarksville’s river heritage at the 27th annual Riverfest Celebration, September 5 & 6, 2014. This free, two day music and arts festival features three stages of a variety of local, regional and nationally-known entertainers, delicious food, and fun for the entire family. The music kicks off Friday night at 5:00 p.m. with a great lineup to include Groove Therapy and Eight O’Five Jive Band on the Miller Light Stage, followed by the Jon Royce Band. Christian performers on the First Baptist Church Stage Friday night include JJ Weeks Band who will perform at 9:00 p.m. The entertainment continues Saturday at 10:00 a.m. The Miller Lite stage will feature The Unlikely Survivors, 101st Airborne Jazz Band, Rhett Sims, Blue Matches, Feedback Revival and more. On the Agero stage, watch as local dance academies strut their stuff followed by a step demonstration and performances by Tyke T, Headed South, Reuben’s Bell, and the Dave Matthews Tribute Band, among others. Saturday evening, the Miller Lite stage will light up the Riverwalk with the Beaver Country Star Competition, Mark Cooke, Alee, and country music artist, Tracy Lawrence. While this year’s entertainment lineup is filled with great performers, Riverfest has tons of other exciting activities, too. The ...  

Reports from Italy: Inter Milan midfielder Fredy Guarin dreams of Manchester ...

Inter Milan’s Colombian midfielder Fredy Guarin is reportedly dreaming of a move to Manchester United this summer, according to reports in Gazzetta dello Sport. Van Gaal is eager to bolster his midfield following the signing of Ander Herrera earlier this summer and believes box-to-box midfielder Guarin could be the solution after his swoop for Arturo Vidal is faltering. Guarin has been deemed surplus to requirements by Walter Mazzarri and it seems the former Napoli coach is keen to offload the midfielder, after he joined the club in 2012. The Colombian international seemed set to seal a move to Russian giants Zenit, however, he has backed out of the move in hope that Manchester United make a formal move for the combative midfielder. Reports: Manchester United target Fredy Guarin close to Zenit move With a deal for Vidal practically dead in the water, van Gaal is eager to make a move for Guarin before the transfer window closes on Monday September 1st. CHECK OUT THIS STATISTIC Guarin completed 85/151 take ons in Serie A last season. Topics: Arturo Vidal, Fredy Guarin, Louis van Gaal Related Teams: Internazionale, Juventus, Manchester United ...  

African health workers, associated with pivotal Harvard Ebola study, die from ...

ebola.jpg A Liberian health worker prepare his Ebola protective gear before removing the body of a man that they believe died from the Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organization said Thursday. A new plan released by the U.N. health agency to stop Ebola also assumes that the actual number of cases in many hard-hit areas may be two to four times higher than currently reported. (Associated Press) According to a Washington Post report, five African medical personnel, involved with a Harvard based study on the Ebola virus, died before the study, whose results could prove pivotal in understanding and diagnosing its spread, was published on line Aug. 28 in the journal Science. The five, in conjunction with the Harvard researchers, helped the study uncover the fact that the virus is able to mutate, and information from the study, shared prior to its publication, is credited with helping with response efforts. According to a report in the Harvard Gazette, the study was able to sequenced 99 Ebola virus genomes from 78 patients in Sierre Leone, when the outbreak started there this spring. The study, involving some 50 researchers, also traced the outbreak in Sierre Leone, where all five died, to a pregnant hospitalized woman who had attended the funeral of healer who had cared for Ebola victims. The exposure of pregnant women to...  


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