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  • Current weather for Adelaide at 11:50am CST
    on August 15, 2020 at 10:31 am

    Temperature: 14.5°C Feels like: 12.0°CDew point: 9.9°C Relative humidity: 74%Wind: SW at 13 km/h, gusting to 17 km/h Rain: 0.0mm since 9amPressure: 1016.5 hPa

  • SA Road weather alert issued at 10:40am CST
    on August 15, 2020 at 10:31 am

    Issued: Saturday at 10:40am CSTDescription: Road weather alertSummary: Cancelled Road Weather Alert for Adelaide Hills

  • Adelaide weather forecast
    on August 15, 2020 at 10:31 am

    Saturday Possible shower 8°C – 16°CSunday Mostly sunny 6°C – 16°CMonday Possible shower 6°C – 17°CTuesday Showers 8°C – 15°C

  • Adelaide weather
    on August 15, 2020 at 10:31 am

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  • Federal Appeals Court Rules Hillary Clinton Does Not Have to Testify in Lawsuit Over Her Emails
    on August 14, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her former chief of staff do not have to appear for a private deposition in a lawsuit about her use of a private email server for government work, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.The 3-0 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit overturns an earlier ruling by a federal judge that granted conservative watchdog Judicial Watch its request to depose Clinton and her former chief of staff Cheryl Mills. In his March ruling, Judge Royce C. Lamberth said Clinton’s past responses regarding her emails left much to be desired.However, the appeals court noted that Clinton’s emails had already been subject to investigations by Congress, the State Department inspector general, and the FBI, which did not result in any charges. She also gave written answers in another lawsuit. “The District Court has impermissibly ballooned the scope of its inquiry into allegations of bad faith to encompass a continued probe of Secretary Clinton’s state of mind surrounding actions taken years before the at-issue searches were conducted by the State Department,” the appeals court wrote in an opinion issued Friday. “Secretary Clinton has already answered interrogatories from Judicial Watch on these very questions … explaining the sole reason she used the private account was for ‘convenience.'””But more importantly, even if a deposition of Secretary Clinton were to somehow shake some novel explanation loose after all these years, this new information simply would have no effect on the rights of the parties in this FOIA case, making it ‘an inappropriate avenue for additional discovery,'” the court added.”We’re disappointed by the decision and considering our options,” Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, said in a statement Friday.The case had arisen from a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from Judicial Watch to the State Department in 2014 and originally focused on the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Fox News reported. The case later expanded after Clinton’s use of a private email server was discovered in 2015. Judicial Watch sought information regarding whether Clinton used her private email server to intentionally get around the Freedom of Information Act, whether the State Department acted in bad faith when they tried to settle the case years ago, and whether the department had sufficiently searched for records in response to the group’s initial FOIA request.

  • The CDC suggests COVID-19 immunity lasts for three months
    by Rachel Feltman on August 14, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    Several months into the pandemic, the CDC now feels confident that people infected with COVID-19 maintain some immunity—but not necessarily for the long haul.

  • Mathematical tool helps calculate properties of quantum materials more quickly
    on August 14, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    Many quantum materials have been nearly impossible to simulate mathematically because the computing time required is too long. Now engineers have demonstrated a way to considerably reduce the computing time. This could accelerate the development of materials for energy-efficient IT technologies of the future.

  • Computer scientists set benchmarks to optimize quantum computer performance
    on August 14, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    Computer scientists have shown that existing compilers, which tell quantum computers how to use their circuits to execute quantum programs, inhibit the computers’ ability to achieve optimal performance. Specifically, their research has revealed that improving quantum compilation design could help achieve computation speeds up to 45 times faster than currently demonstrated.

  • Versatile new material family could build realistic prosthetics, futuristic army platforms
    on August 14, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    Nature’s blueprint for the human limb is a carefully layered structure with stiff bone wrapped in layers of different soft tissue, like muscle and skin, all bound to each other perfectly. Achieving this kind of sophistication using synthetic materials to build biologically inspired robotic parts or multicomponent, complex machines has been an engineering challenge.

  • AI software enables real-time 3D printing quality assessment
    on August 14, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    Researchers have developed artificial intelligence software for powder bed 3D printers that assesses the quality of parts in real time, without the need for expensive characterization equipment.

  • After tirade against Saudis for Kashmir inaction, Pakistan seeks to ease tensions
    on August 15, 2020 at 1:59 am

    Tempers frayed when Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi used a TV interview on Aug. 5 to harangue Saudi Arabia over the issue, threatening that Islamabad itself would call a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Conference.

  • Independence Day: 35 Delhi Police personnel awarded Police Medals
    on August 15, 2020 at 1:38 am

    Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Manishi Chandra, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Govind Sharma, and Inspectors Vinay Kumar, Sanjay Gupta, Rajesh Kumar, Kailash Singh Bisht, Dharmender Kumar, Ravinder Joshi and Vinod Kumar Badola were among those who were awarded the Police Medal for Gallantry.

  • India may allow export of N-95 masks
    on August 15, 2020 at 1:22 am

    Exports were banned in February amid the Covid-19 pandemic even as the government gradually removed restrictions on most personal protective equipment (PPE), including clothing and masks used in healthcare activities where there is risk of contamination.

  • Trump orders ByteDance to divest interest in U.S. TikTok operations within 90 days
    on August 15, 2020 at 1:20 am

    TikTok has come under fire from U.S. lawmakers over national security concerns surrounding data collection. Last week, Trump issued an executive order that would ban U.S. transactions with ByteDance and with Tencent Holdings Ltd’s WeChat in 45 days, escalating a confrontation with Beijing over the future of the global tech industry.

  • Mystery of the dimming of massive star Betelgeuse explained
    by Reuters on August 15, 2020 at 1:00 am

    Its dimming began last October and by mid-February had lost more than two-thirds of its brilliance.

  • Buffalo Bombers: Blue Jays bats explode in blowout win over Rays
    by Rob Longley on August 15, 2020 at 1:59 am

    BUFFALO — Rowdy Tellez had to be joking, right? With a straight face, Tellez said prior to the game that his team’s new home away from home — Sahlen Field — wasn’t a hitter’s ballpark. The evidence is really starting to dispute it. In fact, the record book will confirm it. For the second game

  • Assistant coaches Brewer, McFarland officially done with the Leafs
    by Terry Koshan on August 15, 2020 at 1:42 am

    Paul McFarland officially is out. So is Andrew Brewer. The Maple Leafs announced on Friday that Brewer, who was named an assistant coach in June 2015, a month after Mike Babcock was hired, will not have his contract renewed. In May, the Leafs announced that McFarland, after just a year on the coaching staff, would

  • Traikos: Habs’ Kotkaniemi showing why he was a No. 3 overall pick
    by Michael Traikos on August 15, 2020 at 1:26 am

    There will always be a segment of Montreal Canadiens fans that questions the team’s first-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. They will say that management messed up. They got it wrong. They were guilty of overthinking. With the No. 3 pick, the Habs had a choice between winger Brady Tkachuk and defenceman Quinn

  • LEVY: Mom and daughter reunited after Toronto Sun story
    by Sue-Ann Levy on August 15, 2020 at 12:27 am

    Kathy Jolicoeur will have her fifth visit with her 39-year-old developmentally disabled daughter Lisa on Sunday. After nearly five months of separation from her beloved daughter, Jolicoeur was finally able to reunite with Lisa on Aug. 2. “It’s like the five months never happened as far as Lisa and I go,” she said this week.

  • 550 Brass Rail strip club patrons exposed to COVID-19
    by Bryan Passifiume on August 15, 2020 at 12:24 am

    Allegations of poor record-keeping and not following pandemic reopening rules are being levelled against the operators of a Toronto strip joint after a warning from Toronto Public Health. On Friday morning, the city’s health authority said nearly 550 patrons of The Brass Rail may have been exposed to COVID-19 after an employee of the Yonge

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