by | August 21, 2018 | 04:42

Next the researchers surveyed more than 400 contact lens users about how they dispose of the products, finding that 21 percent discard their lenses down the toilet or sink. Second, the unusual plastics used in contact lenses - a combination of poly (methylmethacrylate), silicones and fluoropolymers to create a soft material that allows oxygen to pass through the lens to the eye - are not routinely screened for environmental monitoring studies.

by | August 21, 2018 | 01:07

Gatwick Express, which provides trains to the airport, said the issues "may result in screens around the station showing no information". London Gatwick Airport has descended into chaos after flight information screens suddenly stopped working.

by | August 21, 2018 | 00:31

PepsiCo on Monday announced plans to buy home carbonation system maker SodaStream . Purchasing the Israeli company, known for DIY seltzer makers like the SodaStream Mix , will push Pepsi's image in a health-focused direction, according to CNN .

by | August 20, 2018 | 20:56

In a written statement before the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha, Erdoğan said: "The attack aimed at our economy has no difference from an attack aimed at our call to prayer or flag". The attack comes amid tensions rising between Ankara and the United States over the detention of Andrew Brunson, an American pastor, in Turkey over terror-related charges.

by | August 20, 2018 | 19:16

Musk told the New York Times he has no plans to give up his dual roles as chairman and CEO but also said that "if you have anyone who can do a better job, please let me know". He claims he works up to 120 hours a week and has not taken more than a week off in 17 years. Federal authorities in the United States summoned a Tesla investigation to find out whether Elon Musk told the truth when he wrote on Twitter last week that he had secured the necessary funding to withdraw the electric ...

by | August 19, 2018 | 19:44

The company reported better-than-expected earnings results at $1.76 (£1.38) per share versus the $1.66 (£1.30) per share expected by analysts, and by division, things weren't too bad either. Nvidia founder and Chief Executive Officer Jensen Huang is reshaping his company to take advantage of trends that are changing computing. Analysts estimated $3.11 billion.

by | August 19, 2018 | 19:04

Under current rules , listed companies in the United States must report financial results every three months, but in many other countries around the world , businesses are only mandated to do so twice per year, a model many U.S. Trump's proposal, offered in a 7:30 a.m. tweet , took the securities industry by surprise and prompted some to worry that it could unintentionally lead to more market volatility and corporate mischief.

by | August 19, 2018 | 17:23

During the cabinet meeting, Lighthizer told the room he's hoping for a NAFTA breakthrough with Mexico in the coming days. Lighthizer said talks with Mexico were continuing Thursday afternoon. Mexico's new president , Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, was elected in July and takes the oath of office December 1. Mexico wants to lock in an agreement before its new leftist president takes office, and the White House is keen on achieving a win on trade ahead of the midterm elections.

by | August 19, 2018 | 11:11

Italian state radio says the body of a 30-year-old man has been found in the Genoa bridge collapse , bringing the death toll to 42. "It is the state that has provoked this; let them not show their faces, the parade of politicians is shameful", the press quoted the mother of one Italian victim as saying.

by | August 18, 2018 | 21:38

All of the focus may be on Tesla Inc .'s ( TSLA ) potential quest to go private, but production of the Model 3 sedan still matters. But the timing of their announcements has raised questions. On Wednesday, news of a Tesla subpoena hit the market, served by the only and only SEC. "Can someone really say that they weren't aware of this information?" he said.

by | August 18, 2018 | 18:53

The Times interview puts board members in a hard position because Musk, who entered Tesla as a major investor and built the company into a force that has changed the perception of electric cars, is the company's public identity. When asked if he regretted his Twitter post, Musk replied: "Why would I?" Musk, in a revealing interview, said he has been working up to 120 hours a week and needs Ambien to fall asleep at night.

by | August 18, 2018 | 13:16

The Nasdaq Composite dropped 60.88 points, or 0.77 per cent, to 7,810.02 at the opening bell. The Russell 2000 index advanced 17.26 points, or 1 percent, to 1,692.58. Smaller companies made outsize gains. Footwear maker Wolverine World Wide gained 2.5 percent to $38.45 and watchmaker Fossil rose 5 percent to $25.73.

by | August 18, 2018 | 12:52

Trump later said in a tweet the United States "will pay nothing " for Brunson's release, "but we are cutting back on Turkey!" "Turkey - they have not proven to be a good friend. Mr Erdogan earlier wrote in the New York Times that unless the U.S. changed course, Turkey would look for new friends and allies. The Qatari emir said that beyond financial calculations, his country's primary motivation was to "stand by our brothers in Turkey", a hint at the nascent but apparently strong ...

by | August 18, 2018 | 06:44

A Turkish court on Friday turned down another appeal to free the pastor in the third such rejection, his lawyer said. Relations between Turkey and the United States are at a low point over the detention of Andrew Brunson, whom Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government accuses of being involved in an attempted coup in 2016.

by | August 18, 2018 | 05:47

But there's reason to think the employees might get their way - after they protested the company's work with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on Project Maven back in April, Google announced plans to not renew the contract after it expires in 2019 (though it wouldn't go so far as to swear off all military contracts ).

by | August 18, 2018 | 00:59

The pastor's appeal had been rejected by a lower court and was sent to the higher court, Brunson's lawyer Ismail Cem Halavurt said, according to Anadolou. It's not clear how much more they'd be willing to contribute if the U.S. just keeps making things worse. Trump later tweeted that the U.S. "will pay nothing " for the release "but we are cutting back on Turkey!".

by | August 17, 2018 | 22:11

Gold prices shed over one per cent on Thursday to hit their lowest in more than 19 months, with the U.S. dollar holding steady near a recent peak as concerns about a Turkey crisis and China's economic health weighed on emerging market currencies.

by | August 17, 2018 | 15:38

Markets are concerned by Erdogan's influence over the economy and his resistance to interest rate increases to tackle double-digit inflation. Turkey and its firms face repayments of almost $3.8 billion on foreign currency bonds in October, Societe General has calculated.

by | August 17, 2018 | 13:18

The White House says "we won't forget" how Turkey has treated a detained American pastor, after a court rejected his appeal for release. He said he would meet with the European Commission's deputy head Frans Timmermans to speed up talks on visa liberalisation for Turks, while Turkish and Russian working groups would hold talks on visa-free travel to Russia after the Muslim Eid holiday next week.

by | August 17, 2018 | 13:11

According to a poll by Reuters , Chinese residents at the street level are largely unbothered by US President Trump's bluster and swapping of trade war rhetoric with China, though some mixed feelings on exactly how China should respond to the US.

by | August 17, 2018 | 10:30

On August 14, as the BItcoin price dipped below the $6,000 mark, the valuation of the crypto market plummeted below the $200 billion mark. A late Saturday reversal continued into the early hours of Sunday morning, with Bitcoin pulling back to a start of a day intraday low $6,162 before recovering to $6,300 levels, the day's low steering clear of the first major support level at $5,998.23 and more importantly sub-$6,000 levels.

by | August 17, 2018 | 06:59

The tit-for-tat measures are part of a broader dispute between the two countries over the fate of an American citizen, Andrew Brunson , who is being prosecuted by Turkish authorities on terrorism-related charges. Al-Shehri said Ankara appeared to have blackmailed Qatar into supporting it. According to the Hurriyet Daily, a significant number of importers have begun to withdraw their short and long-term orders after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's appeal to boycott USA ...

by | August 16, 2018 | 23:36

The Turkish lira has dropped to record lows in recent weeks, having fallen some 42% so far this year. "The lira even managed to claw back some lost ground... citizens and employees of diplomatic facilities have not been released", White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told a briefing. Lawmakers who authored the bill cited the detention of a U.S.

by | August 16, 2018 | 23:19

Tariffs were also increased on cosmetics, rice and coal. The White House on Wednesday condemned Turkey for boosting tariffs on US imports, the latest confrontation between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies. It did not say when the tariffs would take effect. The lira , which has fallen nearly 40% against the dollar this year, rose 4.5% to 5.7TL on Thursday afternoon.

by | August 16, 2018 | 20:42

In recent days, Qatari supporters of Turkey have begun a public campaign in Doha to change their riyals into lira in an attempt to shore up the plunging Turkish currency. Pence tweeted that "Turkey would do well not to test" Trump's resolve "to see Americans who are wrongfully imprisoned in foreign lands returned home to the United States".

by | August 16, 2018 | 18:24

China will dispatch Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen to the United States for trade talks in late August, the first official exchanges since earlier negotiations broke down two months ago. Donald Trump's administration is threatening further tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods, in a bid to pressure United States companies to bring production back to the US.

by | August 16, 2018 | 16:43

Just a couple of weeks back, one of the world's best-known breweries, Molson Coors, announced that its Canadian arm was partnering with Canadian cannabis producer, The Hydropothecary Corp to develop non-alcoholic, cannabis-laced drinks for the Canadian market.

by | August 16, 2018 | 15:54

The tit-for-tat tariffs came amid Turkey's rejection of a USA demand that it release American pastor Andrew Brunson , detained on espionage and terrorism-related charges. Amnesty International said it was "overjoyed" by the news that its chairman in Turkey, Taner Kılıç, was set to be freed later Wednesday by an Istanbul court after being held in detention for over a year.

by | August 16, 2018 | 13:17

Search operations are continuing and rescuers have spent the past few nights digging through mountains of crushed concrete. The tragedy has focused anger on the structural problems that have dogged the decades-old bridge and the private sector firm Autostrade per l'Italia, which is now in charge of operating and maintaining swathes of the country's motorways.

by | August 16, 2018 | 12:00

In England, house prices increased by 2.7 per cent over the year to June 2018, with the average price now standing at £245,000. The Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measured inflation continued on downward trend in July by dropping to 11.14 per cent (year-on-year) from 11.

by | August 16, 2018 | 11:34

Washington imposed sanctions on two Turkish ministers two weeks ago over the trial on terrorism charges of United States evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson in Turkey, and last week it raised tariffs on Turkish metal exports. The recovery also spilled into the bond market, with yields on 10-year local debt falling 28 basis points to 21.1 percent. The lira was trading on Wednesday at 6.0 to the dollar, a gain in value on the day of 5.2 percent.

by | August 15, 2018 | 23:51

On Tuesday, he said Turkey would boycott USA electronic products. Speaking in ideal Turkish, Brunson told the court he "forgives" those who provided testimony accusing him of links with the PKK and Gulen's group. The lira firmed as far as 5.75 against the dollar on Wednesday and stood at 6.1320 at 1243 GMT in a move initially triggered by the Turkish court decision on the Greek soldiers who faced espionage charges.

by | August 15, 2018 | 20:00

US-Turkish relations have been hurt by a series of issues from diverging interests in Syria, Ankara's plan to buy Russian defence systems and the detention of pastor Brunson. Vice President Fuat Oktay wrote on Twitter that the increase in duties were in response to "deliberate attacks on our economy" by the United States administration.

by | August 15, 2018 | 17:58

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that Turkey would boycott electronic products from the United States , retaliating in a row with Washington that has helped drive the lira to record lows. Andrew Craig Brunson is escorted by Turkish plain clothes police officers, July 25, 2018, in Izmir, Turkey. The Turkish lira has dropped to record lows in recent weeks, having fallen some 42 per cent this year.

by | August 15, 2018 | 09:39

Erdogan said the nation of 80 million people would stop buying American electronics, condemning the "explicit economic attack" against his country. The lira's plunge - which had been ongoing for weeks - was turned into a rout on Friday when US President Donald Trump tweeted that Washington was doubling aluminium and steel tariffs for Turkey.