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The logo of Toshiba Corp is seen behind trees at its headquarters in TokyoBy Makiko Yamazaki and Taro Fuse TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp will on Tuesday detail a writedown of close to $6 billion after bruising cost overruns at its U.S. nuclear arm, turning investor attention to the Japanese group's efforts to fix that and other balance sheet headaches. Sources familiar with the matter say the final charge, to be detailed alongside quarterly earnings, will be as high as 700 billion yen ($6.2 billion), a sum which alone would wipe out the company's shareholder equity. Toshiba, which has seen its market value almost halve since the prospect of a writedown emerged in December, is also expected to outline the prospects for its nuclear arm and update investors on efforts to raise capital, including through the sale of a stake in its flagship memory chips business.
Mother's Ruin bar in Cape Town stocks 144 varieties of gin from around the globePiling in for after-work drinks, around two dozen people pore over the menu at Mother's Ruin, a speciality gin bar in Cape Town, where homegrown varieties are making a mark on the global scene. The menu is a daunting tome of 144 gins from around the globe, over 20 of them South African and steeped in the flavours of the country's unique coastal mountains. "Those are very popular -- all the foreigners that come in here want to see what gins South Africa has to offer," says part owner Will Pretorius, whose current favourite is A Mari, a variety from Cape Town distilled with seawater.
Clash of Clans has been banned in Iran after a government committee received a report from psychologists suggesting the game encourages violence and "tribal conflict." ...
After working on our in-house game engine, the ABYSS Engine, I've come across a few rules, ideas, and tips that might prove useful if you decide to build your own. ...
Can the HPV Vaccine Protect Against Skin Cancer?The HPV vaccine, which protects against several strains of the human papillomavirus, shows potential for preventing new spots of skin cancer from popping up in people who have had skin cancer in the past, a new report of two patients' cases suggests. Previous research has suggested that there's a link between HPV and certain types of skin cancer. However, the study was very small, and more research in larger groups of patients is needed before scientists can determine if the HPV vaccine really does reduce skin cancer risk.
Maintenance work is done on a Vestas wind turbine at a wind energy park near HeideDanish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems has leapt to the top of the U.S. wind market, overtaking General Electric in new capacity installed last year, although slower demand growth and doubts over political support could threaten its position. Vestas, the world's biggest wind turbine maker, supplied 43 percent of the 8.2 GW of wind power capacity connected to the U.S. power grid last year, the American Wind Energy Association said in a quarterly report. By contrast, General Electric's market share stood at 42 percent in 2016, down from well over half in 2014, the association said, although GE remains the market leader in terms of overall installed capacity in the United States.
Study shows dogs love reggae, my dudesDogs are extremely cool and chill, as you can tell from looking at them. And now, we have further scientific evidence that backs it up — they really dig reggae. According to a recent study from Scottish SPCA and the University of Glasgow, dogs' favorite music genres are reggae and soft rock, according to The BBC.
Report: Former Android chief Andy Rubin developing a modular smartphoneFormer Android chief Andy Rubin is reportedly prepping a premium smartphone to take on the likes of Apple's iPhone and Google's Pixel. It packs an edge-to-edge display, metal siding, a ceramic body, and support for modular peripherals.
On Thursday night, Nintendo offered a more detailed rundown of its upcoming Nintendo Switch console. ...
NFL: Super Bowl LI-New England Patriots vs Atlanta FalconsLady Gaga hit back at cyber bullies who made fun of her body during her spectacular halftime show at Sunday's Super Bowl. Gaga, whose Super Bowl outfits included a crop top and glittering shorts, was mocked by some viewers on social media for the appearance of her stomach. "Guys making fun of Lady Gaga's 'muffin top' is the reason why girls have so many body image issues," wrote Twitter user Alexa Morgan.
In this Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 photo, beekeeping technician Carlos Correa holdl a bee on his fingers at an apiary affected by wildfires in Quebrada del Maule, Chiile. Hundreds of small sheep farmers, beekeepers and wine producers in Chile have been gravely affected by the massive wildfires that hit the area during the last couple of weeks. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The flames consumed everything on Sonia Diaz's land: the machinery, supplies, even the shed for her sheep. But the 70-year-old artisan weaver still hopes to rise from the ashes.
Cloud Imperium Games has announced that it will be developing both Star Citizen and Squadron 42 using Amazon's Lumberyard game engine going forward. ...
FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 file picture, Cedric Herrou, a French activist farmer who faces up to five years in prison as he goes on trial accused of helping African migrants cross the border from Italy, waits outside the Nice courthouse, southern France. Cedric Herrou remains defiant: Ahead of a court ruling that could see him jailed for sheltering migrants, the French activist has more arrivals from Africa staying on his farm. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)PARIS (AP) — A French activist farmer has been convicted of helping migrants enter, travel and stay in France and given a suspended, 3,000-euro fine.
FILE PHOTO: A resident holds up a Bundu dia Kongo manifesto left behind after a police crackdown on the religious and political movement in MatadiBy Aaron Ross and Benoit Nyemba KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo police made a pre-dawn raid on a separatist group in Kinshasa on Tuesday, killing four people but failing to arrest their leader, a self-styled religious prophet, witnesses and group members said. Dozens of armed police stormed the home of Ne Muanda Nsemi, leader of Bundu dia Kongo (BDK), a religious cult that seeks to revive the pre-colonial Kongo kingdom that flourished for centuries around the mouth of the Congo river.
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City(Reuters) - U.S. stocks trimmed gains at midday on Friday, shortly after Donald Trump started his inaugural speech during his swearing-in as the 45th U.S. president. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 50.88 points, or 0.26 percent, at 19,783.28, the S&P 500 was up 5.41 points, or 0.24 percent, at 2,269.1 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 10.56 points, or 0.19 percent, at 5,550.65.
The controller is compatible with older Gear VR headsets and can be picked up on its own or as part of an updated Gear VR headset bundle that ships next month. ...
Mom's Antidepressant Use May Increase Baby's Risk of Speech DisordersThe analysis, which looked at women who'd had a prior pregnancy loss and taken part in an earlier study, found that women who benefited from the aspirin regimen had high blood levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation in the body. Among these women, those who took a daily aspirin were 31 percent more likely to become pregnant, and 35 percent more likely to carry a pregnancy to term, than those who took a placebo. However, it's too soon to officially recommend daily aspirin to prevent pregnancy loss, the researchers said.
In this July 29, 2010 photo, The Henry Ford Museum clock tower is shown in Dearborn, Mich. Starting Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, the museum will be known as the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. The museum in suburban Detroit is changing its name to better convey the museum's collection and its core focus on innovation. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — The Henry Ford Museum in suburban Detroit has changed its name to better convey the museum's collection and its core focus on innovation, officials announced Monday.
Drax shares fall after profits take hit from green scheme lossInvestors flocked to disconnect from Drax on Thursday as annual profits, the dividend and shares at the FTSE 250 power giant sank in the wake of tax changes. The cuts revealed just how speedily Britain's biggest power station has to move on from coal. Underlying pre-tax profits tumbled from £46 million to £21 million as the government removed the climate-change levy exemption for renewably sourced electricity.
Traders work on the main trading floor of the NYSE as the Dow Jones Industrial Average passes 20,000 after opening of trading session in New YorkQualcomm weighed on both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq as the chipmaker fell 5.0 percent to $54.05 after posting a lower-than-expected rise in quarterly revenue. The post-election rally reignited this week following a solid start to earnings season and optimism over U.S. President Donald Trump's pro-growth initiatives, giving the benchmark S&P 500 its best two-day performance in seven weeks and catapulting the Dow above 20,000 for the first time. Early fourth-quarter earnings have also boosted sentiment and are now expected to show growth of 7 percent, their biggest increase in two years, according to Thomson Reuters data.
On Thursday night, Nintendo touted a pipeline of games in development for its upcoming Nintendo Switch console. But it's launch day Zelda that was the biggest news. ...
Morocco's head coach Herve Renard conducts a training session on January 22, 2017 in Bitam, during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in GabonHaving guided the Ivory Coast to glory at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, Herve Renard is now hoping to end his former side's defence of the trophy when they face his Morocco team on Tuesday. The script could not have been better written, with Renard's Morocco and the Elephants clashing in a winner takes all final Group C showdown in the northern Gabonese town of Oyem, kicking off at 2000 local time (1900 GMT). The Atlas Lions have not made it beyond the group stage at the Cup of Nations since reaching the final in 2004 but a 3-1 win against Togo on Friday put them in a position to progress to the last eight.
By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 400 migrant deaths have been recorded so far in 2017, including on the Mediterranean crossings to Europe from North Africa and the route into the United States from Mexico, the International Organization for Migration said on Friday. The deaths were recorded in the slow winter months and the IOM fears the toll will rise in the warmer weather, spokesman Joel Millman told a U.N. briefing in Geneva. "Forty days into the year we've recorded almost 420 deaths worldwide of migrants, which is a rate of about 10 a day," Millman said.
(Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins of Maine said on Wednesday she will oppose Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt's nomination to head the Environmental Protection Agency, citing his numerous lawsuits against the agency. "His actions leave me with considerable doubts about whether his vision for the EPA is consistent with the agency's critical mission to protect human health and the environment," Collins said in an interview with Maine Public Radio. (Reporting by Eric Beech in Washington; Editing by Eric Walsh)