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Gerry Adams to stand down as Sinn Féin leader next year

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has revealed he plans to stand down as leader of the party next year. Mr Adams also said he will not stand for election to the Irish parliament (Dail) at the next election. Speaking at the Sinn Féin ard fhéis (party conference) in Dublin, Mr Adams said it would be his last as leader. “Leadership means knowing when it’s time for change and that time is now,” Mr Adams said. Profile: Gerry Adams The 69-year-old TD (member of the Irish parliament) for County Louth has ...

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DNAinfo, Gothamist shut down a week after employees unionize

A week after they voted to unionize, journalists at DNAinfo and Gothamist learned that their websites have shut down. On Thursday evening, visitors to the sites — two leading suppliers of local news in New York City — were met with a message from billionaire owner Joe Ricketts. “Today, I’ve made the difficult decision to discontinue publishing DNAinfo and Gothamist. Reaching this decision wasn’t easy, and it wasn’t one I made lightly,” said Ricketts, who founded TD Ameritrade and is worth a little more than $ 2 billion according to ...

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Europe's massive stimulus program is slimming down

Will Trump reappoint Fed Chair Janet Yellen? Europe’s massive stimulus program is slimming down. The European Central Bank announced Thursday that it will reduce the scale of its bond buying program in January 2018. As part of the program, which began in March 2015, the ECB has been purchasing €60 billion ($ 71 billion) worth of government bonds and other assets each month. Starting next year, the buys will be slashed to €30 billion ($ 35 billion) per month. However, the central bank also said the purchases would continue at ...

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34 pot farms have burned down in California wildfires

This weed distributor is trying to fight ‘big marijuana’ California wildfires have destroyed dozens of cannabis farms just weeks before the state’s legal recreational marijuana market goes live. 34 farms have been destroyed as of Friday, according to Hezekiah Allen, executive director of the California Growers Association. But he said that number is likely to rise. “Unfortunately, it will grow significantly,” Allen said. He’s working to confirm additional reports of burned farms by making phone contact with the farmers. “Just the scale of this event is kind of numbing.” The ...

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China shuts down billionaire's golf courses

China’s richest man’s Hollywood ambitions It’s a double bogey for Chinese real-estate tycoon Wang Jianlin. Authorities have shut down two high-end golf courses at a resort in northeastern China operated by Wang’s company, Dalian Wanda Group. The closures are the latest case of Chinese government officials cracking down on golf, which has become a symbol of the political corruption against which President Xi Jinping has been waging a massive, high-profile campaign. They also represent a fresh setback for Wanda, which has found parts of its businesses under pressure from authorities ...

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Benchmarking Firm Says Apple Isn’t Slowing Down Your Old iPhone

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When you get a new phone, it seems blazing fast and fun to use. A year or two later, probably not so much. Is that actually because the phone is slower, or have your standards just increased? Apple in particular has been accused of callously damaging performance of older iPhones with new software updates to gently “encourage” upgrades. But benchmarking firm Futuremark says it’s all in our heads. Futuremark assembled this data in response to ...

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A Farewell to AIM: AOL Instant Messenger Shutting Down in December

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. AOL announced today that AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) will shut down as of December 15. AIM has been pretty dead for years, largely supplanted by services like Facebook, Skype, Twitter, Google Hangouts, text messaging, and WhatsApp. But I’m still a little sorry to see it go. AIM was the first instant messenger service that I ever used, and for years, it was one of the dominant ways I communicated online. While the service was in ...

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Hawken's PC Version Is Shutting Down

Hawken‘s days are numbered, on PC at least. Developer Reloaded Games has announced that the free-to-play mech shooter’s PC servers on Steam will be shut down as the studio looks to “refocus [its] development efforts.” On January 2, 2018, the game will be removed from sale on Steam, Reloaded said in a Facebook post. Some action is starting now, however, as all DLC is unavailable beginning today, October 2. It’s not immediately clear if the servers will stay online until the game gets removed from sale on in January or ...

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H&M's profits down 20%

Amazon unveils new Alexa devices At the start of 2015, H&M(HNNMY) was king of fast fashion. It sold tee shirts for less than $ 10, shoes for less than $ 30, and its stock sold for more than $ 320 a share. Those good times may seem like a distant memory for the Swedish retailer. On Thursday, H&M announced that its third quarter net profit fell 20%. Its stock price, which has fallen steadily since 2015, was down 5% percent on the day. The company said in its report that ...

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Breaking down the Cubs' stakes on their potential clinching day

8:01 PM ET ST. LOUIS — Clinching day is finally here for the Chicago Cubs. After a rocky start to 2017, they’re on the verge of something special once again. It has become the norm on the North Side of Chicago, though being pushed by the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals meant this day wasn’t a certainty. The Cubs still need either to win one more game or the Brewers to lose one, but a return to the postseason is all but assured. FiveThirtyEight.com says the Cubs have a ...

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