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BHS officially finished as final stores are closed

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Administrators to the department store chain are set to shut 22 stores, the last of more than 150 branches nationwide. Some, including the flagship store in Oxford Street, have already shut.

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Philip Green says he’ll make ‘voluntary’ contribution to BHS pension pot

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Experts believe that the retail tycoon has offered to pay off £300million during his discussions with regulators as they investigate his conduct while in charge of BHS.

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New Clinton emails may show special access to donors

| August 28, 2016 | 0 Comments



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Experienced Channel swimmer dies after difficulties 16 hours into attempt

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Nick Thomas set off from Dover, Kent, on Saturday morning and was attempting to cross the Channel for the second time. However, he got into difficulty 16 hours into the swim and later died.

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Notting Hill Carnival begins as police use ‘super-recognisers’ in crime crackdown

| August 28, 2016 | 0 Comments




Partygoers have taken to the streets of Notting Hill to throw paint, mud, chocolate or powder at each other while dancing to live music in the carnival’s J’ouvert street parade

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Weekend Box Office: Don’t Breathe Frightens Its Way To End Of Summer Number One

| August 28, 2016 | 0 Comments



Summer went out with a scream this weekend as horror flick Don’t Breathe made a profitable debut in the number one spot.


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At least 2 people killed in Louisiana bus crash

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Reporter’s Notebook: A Reporter Recalls One of the Many Victims of Colombia’s War: Her Father

| August 28, 2016 | 0 Comments




In 1999, Jaime Correal Martinz was captured and held for eight months. The ordeal cost him everything, but before he died in June he hoped for peace.

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Juan Gabriel, Mexican superstar singer, dead at 66

| August 28, 2016 | 0 Comments




Juan Gabriel, a superstar Mexican songwriter and singer who was an icon in the Latin music world, died Sunday at his home in California at age 66, his publicist said.

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Storm system expected to bring heavy rain, winds to Florida

| August 28, 2016 | 0 Comments



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Why America’s newest stock exchange is preparing for failure

| August 28, 2016 | 0 Comments



America has a new stock exchange.

IEX, the company founded by the heroes of Michael Lewis’ book “Flash Boys,” is in the process of launching as an exchange after winning regulatory approval in July

This gradual process started on Friday, August 19 and involves slowly adding stocks until the market is fully up and running by September 2.

The exchange-application process was a drawn out and ugly affair, degenerating into a “he said, he said” war of words. 

That debate centered on IEX’s famous “speed bump,” a 350-microsecond delay designed to level the playing field between hyperfast traders and slower-moving ordinary traders. The delay is created by having messages go through a coiled optical fiber equivalent to 38.07 miles in distance to slow them down. 

There’s another interesting aspect to IEX, however, that is less well-known. It does everything twice. 

‘Active-Active’

IEX built its systems from the get-go to compete with one another in an approach borrowed from NASA. IEX calls this approach “Active-Active,” and the simple way to explain it is that there are two boxes full of tech, and each thinks it’s the only box. Whichever one gets there first gets the job, and the second result is ignored. 

“They’re independently processing the data, and they both think they’re the boss,” Zoran Perkov, head of technology operations at IEX, told Business Insider. “There is a race to be the first responder.” 

To get a little more technical, IEX customers connect to what’s called the IEX POP, where the famous “speed bump” resides. Once incoming messages have gotten through the coiled optical fiber, they pass through the client gateway and then a sequencer and head toward IEX’s matching engines. It looks a little like this:

Customer Order —> IEX Pop —> Client Gateway —> Sequencer <—> Matching Engines 1 and 1’

There are several factors that can contribute to one system winning out over another, ranging from vibrations to temperature to configuration. 

Safety, not speed

This competition doesn’t necessarily lead to speed. The input into the IEX sequencer is higher than it otherwise would be because of the “Active-Active” approach, leading to a slower system. It also increases cost. 

“We built our systems for resiliency and redundancy, not for speed, and we do not intend to be the fastest system if speed comes at the expense of what we believe are unacceptable risks,” IEX COO and cofounder John Schwall told Business Insider.

There is one primary benefit to this approach. If one application stops working, there’s another on the go already. 

“How do we control the impact of something that explodes?” Perkov asked. 

Perkov cited recent computer outages at Delta as an example of what can happen when one system goes down and the backup system fails to come online. There are also frequent exchange outages, impacting trading in stocks 

“The funny thing is that it is eventually going to happen,” he said. “It’s about adapting to failure.”

The technology is also a part of a broader philosophy at IEX. The matching engines are turned off every night, and there are two employees tasked with coming in every morning at 7 a.m. to start them again. It’s the same idea: If one of those individuals is slowed down by delays on the subway, there’s someone else there to get it done.

“Eventually I would like an Active-Active workforce,” Perkov said.

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Essay: Africa’s Tennis Talent, Though Obscure, Is Thriving

| August 28, 2016 | 0 Comments




The continent has skilled players, but a lack of resources and opportunities, including access to top competition, keeps them from breaking through.

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Can the Old Masters Be Relevant Again?

| August 28, 2016 | 0 Comments




At a time when contemporary art is all the rage, a venerable category is trying to stay relevant at auction houses, galleries and museums.

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How connected cars are turning into revenue-generating machines

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 History repeats herself, but she mumbles. Most of the time we can only in retrospect discern what she was trying to say. Sometimes, though, history’s intent is clear. That’s where we stand with the state of connected cars: History is repeating itself. There is a correspondence in the patterns of disruption when you compare the future of connected cars to the past of the… Read More


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‘Don’t Breathe’ Tops the North American Box Office

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The horror movie booted “Suicide Squad” out of the No. 1 spot.

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White House Letter: Watching the Obamas’ First Date, and Feeling a Little Uncomfortable

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Two White House correspondents discuss a new film about Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date: “It wasn’t that great of a date!” And, “It sure went on a long time.”

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RHA announces two headphones and a DAC/amplifier

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IFA 2016 is right around the corner, but some manufacturers simply can’t wait to show off their products. RHA is already unveiling 3 new products they will be showcasing in Berlin.

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Donald Trump’s Surrogates Back Off ‘Deportation Force’ for Illegal Immigrants

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Mr. Trump’s running mate, Gov. Mike Pence, and his campaign manager on Sunday seemed to back away from hard-line statements that the candidate has made.

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Here’s What Big Daddies Look Like In BioShock: The Collection

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New gameplay footage is being released already for 2K Games’ remastered re-release of the BioShock trilogy. There’s just over a minute of gameplay featuring the first look at the upgraded, new and improved Big Daddy. Check it out.


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Here are the videos you don’t want to miss this week – August 28, 2016

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A tweet from Kim Kardashian about this startup caused its servers to ‘shut down’

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Bridge collapses onto lorry on motorway in Kent

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A bridge collapse between junction 3 and 4 of the M20, in Kent, has been dubbed a miracle after one motorbiker has been left injured and tailbacks are already clearing.

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Fiery T-Bone accident

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Car runs red light. 3 fatalities, 2 were burned to death.

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Ann Coulter told to ‘kill yourself’ at Comedy Central Rob Lowe roast

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Man Confesses to Killing 2 Nuns in Rural Mississippi, the Police Say

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The sheriff in Holmes County said that Rodney Earl Sanders, 46, confessed after an interrogation to the stabbing deaths of the women who were found dead on Thursday.

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Man clamped against bus by unmanned truck

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He is loading baggage into bus when truck starts moving on its own.

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Startups will overtake enterprises in the new AI ecosystem

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 Artificial intelligence pops up as a buzzword every few years, but it has never moved beyond novelty status. This time, though, it is here to stay, and startups are poised to drive the AI economy forward. Read More


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Running a rack of 9 ball

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Car burns while children were sleeping inside it.

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The car mobile charger cause this fire,the driver was in supermarket during fire.his 3 kids survive.

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Foreign aid budget will be slashed to fund the war on terror

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New International Development Secretary Priti Patel is to cut spending on traditional aid projects and use the money to help promote ‘national security and the national interest’.

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