2 dead in quadruple shooting at Atlanta concert

Two people died and two were injured in a quadruple shooting Sunday during a concert in downtown Atlanta, authorities said.

Police said the shooting started just before 10 p.m. Sunday night at Atlanta’s Masquerade music hall, during a rap concert. Investigators said an argument erupted when two of the victims climbed onto the stage during an intermission.

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Qualcomm rejects Broadcom’s $103-billion takeover bid

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc on Monday rejected rival Broadcom Ltd’s $103-billion takeover bid, saying the offer “dramatically” undervalued the U.S. company.  Shares of Qualcomm were up 1 percent at $65.25 in premarket trading, while those of Broadcom fell 0.7 percent to $263.

“After a comprehensive review, conducted in consultation with our financial and legal advisors, the Board has concluded that Broadcom’s proposal dramatically undervalues Qualcomm and comes with significant regulatory uncertainty,” Qualcomm’s Presiding Director Tom Horton said in a statement.

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$43 Billion China-Alaska Energy Deal Looks Shaky

China’s largest oil company, Sinopec, signed a deal last week to explore the development of a massive $43 billion natural gas pipeline and LNG export terminal in Alaska. The project would carry natural gas from Alaska’s North Slope to its southern coast, where it would be liquefied and exported.

The announcement was one among a flurry of putative deals inked as part of U.S. President Trump visit to China. But despite the hype, it is merely a non-binding vague agreement that lacks details regarding financing, offtake agreements, or timelines. Without those hard contracts, it is highly questionable whether the project moves forward. “This is a typical announcement that comes out of these big summits,” Jason Feer of energy consultancy Poten & Partners, told Reuters. “You really can’t build, or get financing for a big project, unless all those pieces are in place.”

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Congress can make up it’s mind on tax reform pushing stocks down

Wall Street was on track to open lower on Monday, adding to last week’s losses on rising uncertainty over a U.S. tax reform deal.

Senate Republicans have unveiled a new tax plan that differs from the House of Representatives’ version and there are few signs of a compromise.

Hopes of lower taxes, one of President Donald Trump’s main campaign promises, have helped drive the S&P 500 up 20 percent since the 2016 presidential election.

“We’re entering a period of uncertainty, until the tax bill is either passed or till we have more details,” said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at First Standard Financial in New York.

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The last-minute Thanksgiving menu you can make in 3 hours

Maybe you have to work on Thanksgiving Day. Or maybe you don’t, but you’d rather use your day off to catch up on precious sleep than spend eight hours (or, hey, three days) in the kitchen. Maybe you hadn’t planned on hosting Thanksgiving dinner at all, but all of the sudden, you have to. Or maybe you’ve planned on hosting Thanksgiving all along, but haven’t had a chance to figure out your menu in advance.

Whatever your reasons are for needing a Thanksgiving menu you can pull off in just three hours, I’m here for you, with the menu you need, plus the shopping list and the timed game-plan you need to pull it off as smoothly as possible.

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India’s new open source RISC chip maybe the ARM killer

I’m here to meet the team behind the Shakti Processor Project, an ambitious effort in its computer sciences department to build six variants of processors to power Internet of things (IoT) products to high-end servers. If successful — physical manufacturing of chips is to start in the first quarter of 2018 — it will be the first open source processor of its kind built from scratch out of India.

And, if it finds takers in the market, it could make changes in the imports-dependent electronics ecosystem in India, which is predicted to spend more on importing electronics than on oil by 2020.

The Shakti project is based on the RISC-V ISA started at UC Berkeley. For those unfamiliar with the term, RISC, which stands for reduced instruction set computer, is an architecture that uses fewer computing cycles per instruction making it ideal to carry out a set of smaller and general instructions. ISA is short for instruction set architecture, which defines the specifications to be met by a processor.

Full Article: An ARM killer from IIT, Madras? Meet the brains behind India’s ambitious processor project

The Hungarian Approach and How It Fits the American Educational Landscape

Home to eminent mathematicians such as Paul Erdős, John von Neumann, and George Pólya, Hungary has a long tradition of excellence in mathematics education. In the Hungarian approach to learning and teaching, a strong and explicit emphasis is placed on problem solving, mathematical creativity, and communication. Students learn concepts by working on problems with complexity and structure that promote perseverance and deep reflection. These mathematically meaningful problems emphasize procedural fluency, conceptual understanding, logical thinking, and connections between various topics.

For each lesson, a teacher selects problems that embody the mathematical goals of the lesson and provide students with opportunities to struggle productively towards understanding. The teacher carefully sequences the problems to provide focus and coherence to the lesson. These problems do more than provide students with opportunities to learn the mathematical topics of a given lesson. Indeed, the teacher sees the problems she poses as vehicles for fostering students’ reasoning skills, problem solving, and proof writing, just to name a few. An overarching goal of every lesson is for students to learn what it means to engage in mathematics and to feel the excitement of mathematical discovery. Click here for a sample task from a 5th grade classroom at Fazekas Mihály School in Budapest.

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Italian priest to rape victim (its your fault for getting drunk)

An Italian priest has provoked outrage after telling a girl who had been raped that she was at fault, because she had chosen to get drunk and hang around with refugees.

Bologna cleric, Fr Lorenzo Guidotti, took to social media to chastise the girl. He said that the victim, who is a minor, couldn’t complaint because she was socializing with migrants, various Italian media report.

“Sweetie, I’m sorry, but… you get revoltingly drunk… and then who do you go off with? A North African?” Guidotti wrote on Facebook. “I’m sorry but if you swim in the piranha tank you cannot complain if you lose a limb.”

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McConnell calls on Moore to step aside if report on relations with teenagers is true

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called on the party’s nominee for Senate in Alabama, Roy Moore, to withdraw from the race if a new report that he pursued teenage girls in his 30’s is confirmed.

“If these allegations are true, he must step aside.”

Other Republican senators also reacted with alarm to the report by the Washington Post. It quoted several women saying that Moore initiated contact with them when as teenagers, including one woman who said she had a sexual encounter with him when she was 14 and he was 32.

Full Article: Politico

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