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I Think We Got Away With It: Listen to HSBC Trader Phone Calls

Here’s the challenge for U.S. prosecutors: convince a jury former HSBC currency trader Mark Johnson is guilty of front-running a $3.5 billion client order. Their strongest evidence is HSBC’s audio recordings of the phone calls between Johnson, the bank’s former global head of foreign exchange, and traders in London and New York, which take the jury back to re-live events of six years ago. The jury, which on Thursday started weighing the fraud case against Johnson, listened to numerous calls, including one where he said, “I think we got away with…

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Trump devotes himself a’ 10′ for Puerto Rico response – CBC.ca

RTAG 3 TTThe action star went on Conan yesterdayRTAG 8 TTRead more: http :// mashable.com/ 2017/09/ 27/ conan-drives-with-tom-cruise / CBC.ca Trump gives himself a’ 10′ for Puerto Rico reply CBC.ca U.S. President Donald Trump is dedicating himself a “1 0” for his administration’s response to hurricane injury Puerto Rico. Trump built the statements Thursday during a meeting with Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello at the White House. The chairman said the …

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Taking A Stand: Congress Has Passed A Bill Making It Illegal To Sell Firearms To The Las Vegas Shooter

In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, Congress has been under tremendous public pressure to act against gun violence in America. Today, they acted. Americans on both sides of the aisle can be proud of their congresspeople, who have taken a stand and passed a bill making it illegal to sell firearms to the Las Vegas shooter. Take notice: This is what it looks like when government works. H.R.1027, The Stephen Paddock Violence Prevention Act, was introduced last night by Democrat Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Republican Trey Gowdy (SC-04),…

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‘It’s able to create knowledge itself’: Google unveils AI that learns on its own

In a major breakthrough for artificial intelligence, AlphaGo Zero took just three days to master the ancient Chinese board game of Go … with no human help Googles artificial intelligence group, DeepMind, has unveiled the latest incarnation of its Go-playing program, AlphaGo an AI so powerful that it derived thousands of years of human knowledge of the game before inventing better moves of its own, all in the space of three days. Named AlphaGo Zero, the AI program has been hailed as a major advance because it mastered the ancient…

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Google Compute Engine goes a little crazy with up to 96 CPU cores and 624 GB of memory

If you’ve got a resource-hungry app, Google Compute Engine’s latest offering has you covered. It lets you dial up to 96 CPUs and an other-worldly 624 GB of memory. Remember Bill Gates allegedly asking who would ever need more than 640K of memory. He obviously didn’t see this coming. If you think that’s a lot, you aren’t kidding, and believe it or not it’s a big boost from just last March when GCE announced an offering with 64 CPU cores and 416 GB of memory. Those numbers seem quaint now.…

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Badger found napping in cat bed

Image copyright Scottish SPCA Image caption The SPCA officer had to slide the cat bed towards the door before the badger would leave Animal rescue officer Connie O’Neil said: “I got a surprise when I arrived at the property and saw a badger having a nap. Related Topics Animals Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-41683405

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Here’s your first look at Lego’s official Women of NASA set

(L-R) Nancy Grace Roman, Margaret Hamilton, Sally Ride and Mae Jemison.Image: Lego Next month, you’ll be able to buy a little bit of space history in Lego form.  Starting on Nov. 1, space fans of all ages will be able to buy Lego’s Women of NASA set featuring four essential women who made space science history. SEE ALSO: Lego’s next release screams girl power and we’re totally here for it The new set plays homage to astronauts Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, and Mae Jemison, the first…

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6 Incredible Couples Costumes That Werent Enough To Salvage Things

These people did Halloween right, but ultimately, it just wasn’t good enough. 1. Zombie Bride and Groom Dave and Lauren wowed their friends with their super realistic zombie bride and groom costumes. Unfortunately, their outfits didn’t help with Dave’s commitment issues, as he admitted being “kind of freaked out” by seeing Lauren in a wedding dress. 2. Bob and Linda Belcher from Bob’s Burgers As Lindsey and Ed found out, planning a great Halloween costume together does not compensate for a complete lack of physical chemistry. 3. American Gothic This…

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Police: Suspect in 6 shootings in Maryland, Delaware, caught

(CNN)A suspect in shootings in Maryland and Delaware on Wednesday that left three people dead and three others injured was caught in Delaware after a manhunt, authorities said. In the late afternoon, authorities zeroed in on the suspected gunman’s vehicle — a 2008 black GMC Acadia SUV — about 15 miles from the scene of the second shooting. A tipster saw Prince leave the SUV and walk toward Glasgow High School in Newark, Delaware, said Wilmington Police Chief Robert Tracy. Gunman leaves 3 dead at Maryland business

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