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Umbrella-sharing startup loses 300000 umbrellas in just weeks

E Umbrella (and other startups just like it ) has a questionable business model to start, as unlike bikes, an umbrella-sharing startup would typically see higher demands and steady profits during the rainy season, reports Shanghaiist . "Umbrellas are different from bicycles", he said. But right now everything shared, is also quite easily stolen. According to South China Morning Post , E Umbrella launched in April with a RMB10-million investment, and has since sprung up in 11 cities ...

Psy's Gangnam Style is no longer Youtube's most viewed video

The BBC is reporting that its time at the top might be limited, with ' Despacito' having accrued 2.5 billion views in the short space of six months, as compared to ' See You Again', which took the same amount of time to reach its first billion.

Syrian Observatory: 'Islamic State' leader Abu Bakr al-Bagdhadi is dead

The source said that ISIS released a "very brief" statement through is media center in the Talaafar area west of Mosul in Iraq. ISIS further said, "The name a new Caliph (Islamic top leader) will be announced soon". USA and Iraqi officials cast doubt on the claim then, however, saying they had no evidence to suggest al-Baghdadi was dead. The Reuters news agency quoted US military officials in Washington again on Tuesday as saying they had no reason yet to believe al-Baghdadi was dead.

Former UM basketball players hope to shine in NBA Summer League

Mac added four rebounds, an assist, and a steal. He has played the last three seasons in the National Basketball Association D-League with Fort Wayne. Mac played 30 games for the Wizards last season, averaging three points and nine minutes. Other former Canes in the Vegas Summer League include Davon Reed ( Phoenix Suns ) and Kamari Murphy (Brooklyn Nets).

Dogs dies after being left in hot auto, woman arrested, police say

Upon arrival Officer Minihan located the vehicle with a Labrador Shar Pei mix and the owners had returned to the vehicle. According to the Inland Valley Humane Society and SCPA, animal officers, along with police, found the three animals locked inside a parked vehicle on the 3400 block of Shelby Street.

Iraqi PM hails victory over 'terrorism' in Mosul

Shortly after al-Abadi's speech, the coalition congratulated him on the victory against "a brutal and evil enemy", according to a statement. Since then, Iraqi troops, backed by militias and Kurdish Peshmerga forces, managed to regain most parts of the city, occupied by IS in 2014.

8-magnitude quake strikes off New Zealand: USGS

A magnitude 6.8 natural disaster struck 196km northwest of Auckland island today. The quake confused GeoNet's instruments, the geological serivce initially reporting a 5.9 magnitude natural disaster had struck near Invercargill and another near Blenheim with a magnitude of 5.0.

Indian in U.S. pleads guilty of providing support to al-Qaeda

While awaiting trial in April 2016, Mohammad admitted soliciting an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agent posing as a hitman to kidnap and murder U.S. The case against Mohammad's three suspected associates, including his brother, is pending. The inmate also provided Mohammad with an agreed upon code to use when discussing the planned murder over the jail telephone.

AC Milan in talks to sign Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The Spanish newspaper claims that the Premier League champions have opened talks with the Bundesliga outfit to sign the 28-year-old striker for a fee of around £62million. However, he faces stiff competition from the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and the Chinese Super League, while AC Milan have also stepped up their efforts to sign him.

Saudi Aramco CEO believes oil shortage coming despite United States shale boom

Oil major bosses and energy ministers are meeting at the World Petroleum Congress in Istanbul, with the outlook clouded by the low price of crude oil, now trading at around 45 dollars a barrel compared with a peak of over 145 dollars in 2008.

Ram Charan - Koratala Siva Film Confirmed

On other hand, Ram Charan is struggling to churn out a big hit, with his recent films turning average grossers at the box office. After two offbeat films - Dhruva and Rangasthalam, Charan was planning to hunt box office, and he has found the flawless director to satiate his quench for BO glory.

Netflix renews animated Castlevania series for Season 2

According to a report by Deadline , the series from Wow! Netflix increased the episode order from four in its first season to eight for season two. " Castlevania has been a world icon for 30 years", Fred Seibert , the chief creative officer of WOW! Castlevania stars The Hobbit's Richard Armitage as Trevor Belmont, while Battlestar Galactica's James Callis plays Alucard.

Former England captain Rooney rejoins Everton

The 31-year-old forward re-joined Everton at the weekend after a trophy-laden 13-year spell at Old Trafford. It was Wayne Rooney's first time in front of the cameras as an Everton player again. We take a look at players that can become the club's next captain and represent the club by being responsible both on and off the pitch. Koeman has to decide where Rooney fits into his team and also how numerous club's youngsters, such as Ademola Lookman, Tom Davies, Dominic Calvert-Lewin ...

Hundreds alive in Northumberland thanks to organ donation

Organ donation only occurs from a registered donor with their consent, or if the family has given permission after death. However, across the country three people a day still die because they don't have the transplant they need. Ms Johnson added: "We don't want anyone in Suffolk or Essex
to miss the opportunity to save lives through organ donation". Please join the NHS Organ Donor Register .

Spurs in for Man City forward to speed up Walker move

However, the latest report suggests that agreement over a fee for Walker to join City is some way off, with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy requesting a fee in the region of £50 million. Tottenham could yet make things hard for the Foxes, however, as they feel they may have a chance of hijacking the deal due to City's interest in right-back Kyle Walker .

Expat editor of Gulf News charged with wife's murder

It said Mr Matthew's case had been referred to prosecutors and he had confessed "to killing his wife because of marital issues". Initial reports showed the 62-year-old's death resulted from a strong blow to the head with a hard object. Francis studied Arabic and Islamic studies at the University of Exeter and worked at the Economist before becoming editor of the Gulf News . According to the investigation, the crime took place on Tuesday evening at their home in the Jumeirah area of Dubai.

Gig workers in need turn to Twitter

A long-awaited review into employment practices has spurned calls for it to recommend a wholesale shake-up in the law, instead proposing that an existing employment category be renamed to cater for so-called "gig economy" workers. They have long dismissed the argument, put forward by digital gig firms, that such companies are now prevented from offering things like sick pay because those who work for them are self-employed.

These incredible places have been added to the World Heritage list

Over the centuries Okinoshima amassed about 80,000 of these precious trinkets, which are considered national treasures. Matsuura said the World Heritage Committee approved all the eight sites, overturning a recommendation in May as the government and relevant municipalities made a last-minute pitch for the religious quality of the asset group involving three pavilions.

Insurer Profits Up Under Obamacare

Kaiser Family Foundation officials have estimated the increases in premiums for plans matching the extent of coverage now available under silver plans for the year 2020. Cox disputed that assessment: "There's not really signs of a death spiral here", she said. This is the result of the big increase in premiums in 2016.

Popular Love Island couple may get the AXE - following pregnancy scare

Kem Cetinay (middle) will be coming to Norwich. And I miss her and love her more and more each day! Camilla Thurlow , Montana Brown , Olivia Attwood and Amber Davies , along with Gabby Allen , Tyla Carr and Georgia Harrison, look incredible during Love Island challenges and dates, including every night in the ITV2 villa and for recoupling.

Large wildfires force evacuations in California; 5000 firefighters deployed

PDT] - The Alamo Fire doubled in size overnight due to high temperatures, strong gusty winds and low humidity Santa Barbara County Fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni said. Military assistance has been brought in to help the 1,000 fire personnel now fighting the fires, which are mostly in rural areas. Hundreds of people were ordered to evacuate from a fast-moving wildfire burning through steep terrain near California's central coast on Saturday, after searing temperatures and parched land ...

Wildfires engulf parts of BC

He said no structures were lost on Saturday. "To support them, we have set up a reception centre here in Kamloops at McArthur Island Park, in the Sportsplex Lounge". "It's a serious situation", said Ranta, his voice wavering slightly. Air-tankers, the BC Wildfire Service, and the Local Emergency Services worked continuously to ensure the communities were safe and evacuations were carried out promptly.

How Manchester United Solved Its Rooney Problem

Rooney took part in training with Everton on Monday after completing his free transfer from Manchester United over the weekend, as he made a decision to return to his boyhood club despite reported astronomical offers from Chinese Super League teams in recent years.

Around 255 people escaped Grenfell Tower fire, police say

As the investigation into the blaze continues Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy today said: "We have identified over 60 companies and organisations that have had some involvement in either the construction, management or refurbishment of Grenfell Tower".

Fan sues Gwen Stefani for inciting stampede rush during concert

Sticklin, who sat with friends in the reserved section, claims that she suffered the injury as the lawn patrons jumped the barricades and ropes and entered the seated portion. Stefani's career launched as the lead singer of the band No Doubt in 1995, and has since branched out as a solo artist, won three Grammys, started her fashion line, L.A.M.B., and become a TV personality on " The Voice ".

Man charged over murder of teen Brayden Dillon

Conrad Craig, 26, is accused of smashing his way through the front door of Brayden Dillon's family home in Sydney's southwest on Good Friday and shooting the 15-year-old in the head. "Brayden's murder was particularly callous", Detective Chief Inspector Mark Henney said on Monday. Brayden's family, many of whom were home at the time of the shooting, will mark what would have been his 16th birthday on Wednesday, but Det Chief Insp Henney said the timing of the appeal was a coincidence.

Over 214 million women not using safe family planning

Contraceptives must be made available and be accessible to everyone who needs them, no matter where they live. When the global community came together in London on World Population Day five years ago to commit to enabling an additional 120 million women to access contraception by 2020, there was a palpable sense of optimism and hope for the future.

Bapu's grandson Gopal Krishna Gandhi is Opposition's vice-presidential candidate

Their meeting on Tuesday under the leadership of the Congress will discuss not just a joint strategy for the coming monsoon session of Parliament but also try and decide on a common nominee for the vice-presidential election. He is also learnt to have directed Bihar Congress chief Ashok Choudhary to ensure that the unit leaders did not publicly criticise Nitish. Nitish Kumar has announced his support for Kovind, who was Bihar Governor when his candidature was announced by the NDA.

Cars banned from cutting through Prospect Park until Labor Day weekend

The city already nixed drivers on the park's West Drive two years ago, but north-bound traffic is typically allowed on East Drive during the morning rush hour. "It's a big move in a much safer direction and our focus now is in making it permanent", said Paul Steely White, of Transportation Alternatives. It's not clear what conditions will have to be met for DOT to decide to make the park car-free all year, or when the agency will reach a conclusion.

General Electric Company (GE) Sees New 52-Week High

The 50 day moving average was down $-1.98 whereas the 200 day average was down by -12.46%. First Command Financial Services Inc. increased its position in shares of Emerson Electric Company by 18.9% in the first quarter. Torray invested in 548,632 shares. Finally, Norges Bank bought a new position in shares of Emerson Electric Company during the fourth quarter worth about $269,944,000.

White House, Dems trade jabs on nominees — AP SPIN METER

At least seven nominees for Cabinet or senior-level positions have withdrawn, including a nominee for labor secretary and two nominees for Army secretary. The White House on Monday called Russian Federation a "cyber threat" and said there is not a plan in place to partner with Moscow on cybersecurity - but insisted the United States should work with Moscow.

Strong aftershock rocks central Philippines

A magnitude 5.4 natural disaster rattled Leyte province in the central Philippines on Monday morning with Intensity VI recorded in Ormoc City. The aftershock magnitudes range from 1.5 to 4.3, but the one that hit Ormoc Monday morning, July 10, was the strongest, at magnitude 5.8.

NY mayor called out for picking protest over mourning cop

De Blasio was heavily criticized over the weekend and late last week after he abruptly left New York City to attend G20 Summit activities, including numerous anti-capitalist protests that eventually devolved into riots. "Obviously I did not want to do anything until we knew when the services would be", he said. "But what you notice is there is a working harmony". "My nation isn't broken, but my nation is going through an identity crisis", he said.

Evacuations for northern Nevada wildfire near another blaze

An Evacuation Order has been issued for Tepusquet Road south of Blazing Saddle to Santa Maria Mesa Road as well as White Rock Lane and Colson Canyon. In neighboring Santa Barbara County about 1,000 firefighters were racing to contain that fire with help from water-dropping helicopters.

PTI challenges ECP's jurisdiction in contempt of court case

During the proceedings on Monday, Awan argued that only the Supreme Court and high courts have the jurisdiction over contempt cases. The five-member tribunal chaired by the chief election commissioner was hearing Akbar S Babar's petition seeking Khan's disqualification.

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