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Finance Pfizer ends research for new Alzheimer''s, Parkinson's drugs
Author: 0 Pfizer ends research for new Alzheimer''s, Parkinson's drugs

The pharmaceutical company said in a statement Saturday that it will redirect funds "to those areas where we have strong scientific leadership and that will allow us to provide the greatest impact for patients". Unfortunately their efforts have been largely in vain, with several drugs tested in the last few years reaching the final stage of trials - only to prove ineffective.

Finance Hyundai Nexo Will Deliver 370 Miles on Tank of Hydrogen
Author: 0 Hyundai Nexo Will Deliver 370 Miles on Tank of Hydrogen

Revealing the NEXO during a press conference in Las Vegas on Monday, the South Korean automaker said the hydro-powered sedan can run almost 600 kilometers on a five-minute charge and has durability equivalent of 160-thousand kilometers per ten years.

Finance Kapil Mohan, the man behind iconic Old Monk, passes away at 88
Author: 0 Kapil Mohan, the man behind iconic Old Monk, passes away at 88

Brewed in the Himalayas by Mohan Meakin, the famous Old Monk rum is one of the cheapest rums sold in India. Brigadier (retd.) Kapil Mohan led the reins of the first known brewery, Dyer Meakin Breweries. Mohan also launched malt houses, glass factories, breakfast food, malt extract factories etc. "Respect to the Late Brig Kapil Mohan, a proud fellow National Service Volunteer-Reservist of the Territorial Army (TA), and the creator of Old Monk Rum, " tweeted another.

Finance Chinese media blames India for United States cutting aid to Pakistan
Author: 0 Chinese media blames India for United States cutting aid to Pakistan

Pakistan's foreign ministry issued a cautious statement in which it said it was "engaged" with United States officials and awaiting further details. He said instead of recognizing Pakistan's sacrifices in war against terrorism, America is putting blames on Pakistan for its own failures in Afghanistan .

Finance Guillermo Del Toro wins Golden Globe for 'Best Director'
Author: 0 Guillermo Del Toro wins Golden Globe for 'Best Director'

It took two awards including Best Original Score from Alexandre Desplat and Best Director for Guillermo del Toro . This win cemented the film - The Shape of Water - 's chances at the Oscars this year. We have made a deal with a particularly inefficient devil that trades three years of our lives for one entry on IMDb. "I've been very stubborn for many, many years", he said , which earned a few laughs from the assembled press backstage.

Finance Explosion outside major train station causes serious injuries
Author: 0 Explosion outside major train station causes serious injuries

A police spokesman said a man died after picking up an object outside the Varby Gard station in Stockholm . Islanders evacuated as volcano returns to life Sydney Some 600 residents of the small island of Kadovar off Papua... "We do not know more than that", Stockholm fire department spokesman Lars-Ake Stevelind told Sveriges Radio, according to Express. For now, the station is cordoned off, as officials sweep the area for any other possible explosives.

Finance Mothercare warns on profits after Christmas sales drop
Author: 0 Mothercare warns on profits after Christmas sales drop

Despite a growing push by retailers on web trade, the firm's online sales - which represent 42% of its United Kingdom sales - also tumbled by 6.9%. That was partly due to store closures but, even at those that remained open, sales dropped 7.2pc.

Finance Dunkin' Donuts scales back menu to streamline service
Author: 0 Dunkin' Donuts scales back menu to streamline service

Dunkin' Conuts is done with artificial dyes. Dunkin' Donuts is eliminating artificial dyes from all their food and drinks in the U.S.by the end of the year, the Massachusetts-based company said Thursday in a statement. "Our biggest challenge was replacing the artificial dyes in donuts with fruit juices and other extracts while balancing the flavor profile and bright colors", Golden said.

Finance Kia Niro EV: Is It More Techy Than Motory?
Author: 0 Kia Niro EV: Is It More Techy Than Motory?

As for technology, the Korean automaker expects to commercialize Level 4 autonomous vehicles in smart cities by 2021. Kia debuted different cockpits demonstrating technology for the Niro EV concept . A digital display shows speed, powertrain, and other trip information. As you can tell most of the interactions with the car's system are done via touchscreen, although you can even "login" to the vehicle using face and voice recognition.

Finance Ethereum Remains Rock Solid In the Falling Market While Other Cryptocurrencies Plunge
Author: 0 Ethereum Remains Rock Solid In the Falling Market While Other Cryptocurrencies Plunge

That pushed Ripple's market capitalization down to $98.5 billion, and lifted Ethereum's value to $111.9 billion, according to data firm CoinMarketCap . A year earlier the value of Ripple was just $0.007. Bitcoin , which has the largest cryptocurrency market cap of around $252.5 billion as of Monday, now has a circulating supply of 16,790,537 BTC - the maximum supply of BTC is 21,000,000.

Finance No Pants Subway Ride participants courageous cold
Author: 0 No Pants Subway Ride participants courageous cold

She stated, "I wore my knee-highs this year, usually I just wear high heels". The organisers added: "You can wear fun underwear if you like, but nothing that screams out, "I wore this because I'm doing a silly stunt". The Stiff Upper Lip Society , a public improv group, organized the event and encouraged pants-free participants to "sit in the vehicle as they normally would" while keeping a straight face, according to the Evening Standard.

Finance LaVar Ball's 'Big Baller Brand' Gets 'F' Rating from Better Business Bureau
Author: 0 LaVar Ball's 'Big Baller Brand' Gets 'F' Rating from Better Business Bureau

The business watchdog has given the Big Baller Brand an "F", the worst grade possible. Some consumers are also alleging receiving the incorrect item (s) or not receiving item (s) at all. While there are plenty of complaints for Ball to get to, chances are those waiting on their orders will have to wait a little longer, as LaVar is now in Lithuania with his two younger sons, LiAngelo and LaMelo, helping them prepare for their Lithuanian professional basketball debuts in the "Big Baller ...

Finance Former Attorney General and European Commissioner Peter Sutherland dies aged 71
Author: 0 Former Attorney General and European Commissioner Peter Sutherland dies aged 71

A native of Dublin, he was educated at Gonzaga College, University College Dublin and King's Inns, and quickly established himself as an accomplished barrister. Mr Sutherland held a number of senior positions in the worlds of law, business and government during his career. Sutherland is survived by his wife Maruja, three children and several grandchildren.

Finance Aziz Ansari Rolls Up to Club with Fistful of In-N-Out
Author: 0 Aziz Ansari Rolls Up to Club with Fistful of In-N-Out

It was the latest victory for the series of on-demand service Hulu, which won five Emmys. The Golden Globe Awards are supposed to be the unpredictable ceremony - the one where a small, eccentric pool of voters routinely makes unorthodox, even freaky choices when honoring television series and performers.

Finance Box-Office Weekend-Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Takes Over Box Office
Author: 0 Box-Office Weekend-Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Takes Over Box Office

Move over " Star Wars ", there's some new box office champs this weekend. Arriving 22 years after its predecessor, Welcome to the Jungle has received generally positive reviews and an A-minus CinemaScore. The fourth Insidious film follows a parapsychologist (Lin Shaye) investigating a haunting in her childhood home. This puts the Sony film's domestic total to $244.4 million only after 19 days since its release on December 20 and with 3,800 theaters showing the film, contrary to ...

Finance Toyota Launches New Mobility Ecosystem And Concept Vehicle At 2018 CES®
Author: 0 Toyota Launches New Mobility Ecosystem And Concept Vehicle At 2018 CES®

Toyota president Akio Toyoda announced the new platform at CES, saying: "This announcement marks a major step forward in our evolution towards sustainable mobility, demonstrating our continued expansion beyond traditional cars and trucks to the creation of new values, including services for customers".

Finance City Crews Preparing for Wintry Mix on Sunday, Jan. 7
Author: 0 City Crews Preparing for Wintry Mix on Sunday, Jan. 7

The deep freeze may be nearly over, but a wintry mix could create tricky travel Monday. The spike in temperatures is due to an incoming system that will not only bring more cloud cover but also a light wintry mix. Highs top out in the middle 30x. As this happens, a transition to freezing rain likely occurs. 60's make a return late week before more rain and snow chances could return to the forecast.

Finance GoPro quits the drone business
Author: 0 GoPro quits the drone business

Additionally, GoPro said it is pulling the plug on its Karma drone business after more than a year of false starts, product stumbles and disappointing sales. GoPro ended the fourth quarter with cash and cash equivalents of $247 million, up $50 million over the third quarter of 2017. The company had previously announced a layoff of about 200 employees in November of 2016.