He handed it over to President Ernest Bai Koroma , who thanked him for not smuggling it out of the country. The diamond - worth potentially tens of millions of dollars - was found in the district of Kono, eastern Sierra Leone , according to local journalists.
Windows 8.1 won't hit its end of life until next year, Vole is switching off its support early for new chips. Windows Vista was released to the world way back in January 2007. We've asked Microsoft for comment, but received no response as yet. Unless Microsoft sees the outrage which has erupted in some corners of the internet over this, accusing them of engaging in another underhand way to push Windows 10 upgrades - and the company thinks better of it.
Smaller file sizes might seem an arcane technology concern, but they're crucial to fast-loading websites. Google says its Guetzli compression produces JPEG images with fewer photo-degrading artifacts. Mozilla , maker of the Firefox web browser, began a project in 2014 called Mozjpeg created to improve on standard compression engines. Furthermore, Google claims that Guetzli does this compression without compromising on image quality.
That year, about half of the country's Roman Catholic dioceses granted some form of dispensation. Catholics are expected to abstain from eating meat on Fridays during the somber and penitent Lenten season. The Catholic Diocese of Spokane is allowing its faithful followers to eat meat this Friday during Lent. No provision is made for a "conditional" or "do it if you insist" dispensation such as Bishop Braxton has promulgated.
The report goes on to say that major network providers, among others, were invited to the exclusive presentation of Samsung's foldable smartphone concept. Due to that state of affairs, it's unlikely that Samsung will start mass-producing foldable phones before 2018, sources close to the company said. "We are planning on mass-production and release this product by discussing with our partners".
In the year 2008, Chandrayaan-1 was launched from Sriharikota on October 22. DSS-14 - NASA's 70-meter antenna which found Chandyaan-1. The JPL team says that tracking of the two spacecraft by ground radar opens up new possibilities for lunar exploration with such stations providing future missions to the Moon with a new tool to asses the danger of collisions and for an extra level of safety for spacecraft that experience issues with navigation or communication.
AT&T said the problem also affected customers in Georgia, Texas, Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee , the Orlando Sentinel reported . AT&T is the second-largest wireless carrier in the United States and such an outage in multiple states nationwide indicates that the issue was quite widespread.
Modern hard drives use about one hundred thousand atoms to store one bit of data, but with this research, scientists got that number down to just one bit of data per atom. To write to this storage system, a microscopic needle induces a current to flip the atom's orientation. They have used a single atom as a single computer bit.
The BSP has fielded its nominees for all seats. The seven districts going to the polls in this phase are Ghazipur, Varanasi , Jaunpur, Chandauli, Mirzapur, Bhadoi and Sonebhadra. Campaigning for BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent the final three days of the campaigning in Varanasi and while campaigning, PM Modi visited the Kaal Bhairav and Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi .
Though Weinstock's Women of NASA may have passed the Lego assessment process, her previous submissions haven't always been successful. This project was created by Maia Weinstock , a science editor and writer at MIT News . The film has shed light on the story of a group of extraordinary women working at NASA in the 1960s during the height of segregation and the struggle for civil rights.
Fed fund futures contracts were quick to price in the commentary, with the odds of a March rate hike rising to 98%, the odds of a second rate hike in September rising to 76%, and the odds of a third rate hike this year in December rising to 56%.
In the strikethrough pricing pilot phase, Google said developers saw increases from between 3x and 20x in installs. Until now, the only thing taken into consideration when judging how popular a game is, was how many installs it got. Along with the new tools, Google isn't coming to GDC empty handed on the game front. While developers have been allowed to drop their prices to free on Apple's iOS platform nearly since the inception of the App Store, Google has not allowed games to drop to the ...
The blue-chip gauge closed above 20,000 just a couple of weeks ago which marked the second fastest gain to a 1,000-point milestone at 42 days. JPMorgan Chase rose 2.6 percent and Goldman Sachs rose 2.1 percent, the biggest increases in the Dow .
Fox Interactive and Massive are working together to create a game that will continue to expand and deepen in the Avatar universe in exciting and innovative ways along with the films. You can find a list of open positions at their official website . Reviews of Avatar: The Game were mixed at best with complaints about the game being too linear along with the controls.
The passengers have "already paid a significant deposit" for the mission, SpaceX said in a statement today. The individuals would launch on the Falcon Heavy rocket from Kennedy Space Center Launch Pad 39A and go around the moon, but not land on the surface.
Under the current plan, a crewed SLS mission will follow with EM-2 sometime between 2021 and 2023. NASA normally tests rockets without people on board, with a lone exception being the space shuttle debut flight of 1981 that carried two pilots on board.
A spokesman for the university said the school was "aware of the matter and are learning the details". According to the incident report, a Fayetteville officer was flagged down near the intersection of West and Dickson at 2:29 a.m. The officer's report states that Mayfield smelled of alcohol, and was slurring his speech - and when the cop asked Mayfield to walk back over to him, Mayfield began to sprint away.
Nobody loves it more than me. I wouldn't miss a chance to talk to my friends. I walked the stage on CPAC. Trump plans to arrive in his helicopter Marine One to the event, attended by conservative activists. You'd think he'd get high marks from Fox News' audience, seeing as Rupert Murdoch's network is geared toward "right"-thinking Americans. You're going to love it".
PICTURES circulating on social media appear to show Samsung's new smartphone ahead of its launch. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is also expected to be able to support an S Pen stylus, according to the same leaked manual . It will instead use software buttons for Android's home, recents, and back functions. Samsung is doing this by integrating the Home button into the Always On Display.
Motorists in Birmingham spent 9% of their total drive time in congestion past year, costing the city £407 million. Toronto, Canada's second most-congested city with 45.6 hours spent stuck in traffic, ranked 38th overall. LAist pointed out that "Drivers in Gioia del Colle, Italy, (a town of about 28,000 in the heel of the boot) wasted only 2 hours in traffic in 2016".
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which hired SpaceX to fly cargo to the station after the shuttle program ended, will closely monitor Sunday's launch to learn more about SpaceX's operations before it clears the company to fly NASA astronauts on SpaceX rockets.
Additional video games he has written for include Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and a comic book adaptation for the Team Fortress series. Along with no official announcement from Valve, there's now no statement from Wolpaw on why he left.
According to Xbox boss Phil Spencer, along with Project Scorpio, Microsoft will has a "bigger and more differentiated " first-party lineup planned for 2017. The PS4 Pro only has 4.12 teraflops. In response to an earlier price cut by Sony bringing the price of the PS4 to $250 from February 12 to February 25, Microsoft is now also offering a discount on all models of the Xbox One and Xbox One S.
Indeed, 63 percent of cheaters say they'd gladly do it more if they knew they'd get away with it, and almost half of those who do the dirty are repeat offenders - once a Netflix cheater always a Netflix cheater. Many are still cheating in secret: "45% never admit to their indiscretions". Have you ever snuck in an episode of you and your partner's favorite show while they were away? But in Hong Kong, 40-percent say it's worse than having an actual affair...
Numerous marchers were dressed in white as a sign of unity. Videgaray said in a television interview that Mexican consulates in the USA have received three times as many phone calls from citizens there as before the U.S. "We want bridges not walls", one protestor's sign read. Protesters in Mexico City shouted slogans saying "Long Live Mexico, Down with Trump". Tens of thousands of Mexicans took to the streets on Sunday in order to protest against US President Donald Trump.
South Korea says North Korea's missile test-launch, along with Kim Jong Un's threat to fire an intercontinental ballistic missile in his New Year's address, shows the "irrational nature" of a government that "fanatically" obsesses with developing nuclear ballistic missiles.
Regarding his profile and leadership, Steinmeier stands out for his pragmatism with the media and his recent harsh statements against his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, which he described as a 'hate preacher'. He is known for his efforts trying to mediate the crisis in Ukraine. The German newspaper said the decision to back the Social Democratic candidate had not come easy to Christian Democratic Chancellor Angela Merkel, who faces a tight race for chancellorship with SPD's frontrunner ...
Mr. Kowalski continued, "The Board is committed to our current core business strategies, but has been disappointed by recent financial results". Cumenal also thanked the staff and team of Tiffany said that he places a lot of faith and confidence in the company, its people and the strategic directions it follows.
The executive action cannot obliterate Dodd-Frank on its own and without the help of lawmakers in Congress, but it has started an evaluation process that could lead to a sweeping dismantling of the Wall Street regulations and institutions put in place following the financial crisis.
The 10 Democrats that usually sit on the committee boycotted it, leaving their seats empty. In turn, Republicans also continued their own strategy of changing the rules of these committees on the fly, and removing the need for one Democrat to be present to have a quorum.