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London (CNN)A woman was shot by police Thursday evening "during an ongoing counterterrorism investigation," according to London's Metropolitan Police.

Police also said it was unrelated to an earlier arrest near the British parliament, where officers detained a man armed with knives on suspicion of planning a terror attack.
The injured woman, who is in her 20s, was taken to hospital, where she remains under police guard. She has not yet been arrested, due to her condition.
    Police said three people were arrested in and around the building, and later a woman was arrested in the south-east county of Kent.
    All four were arrested for alleged terrorism-related offenses.

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    London (CNN)A woman was shot by police Thursday evening "during an ongoing counterterrorism investigation," according to London's Metropolitan Police.

    Police also said it was unrelated to an earlier arrest near the British parliament, where officers detained a man armed with knives on suspicion of planning a terror attack.
    The injured woman, who is in her 20s, was taken to hospital, where she remains under police guard. She has not yet been arrested, due to her condition.
      Police said three people were arrested in and around the building, and later a woman was arrested in the south-east county of Kent.
      All four were arrested for alleged terrorism-related offenses.

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      An unusually large number of humpback whales died last yearhttp://smartemail1.eu/an-unusually-large-number-of-humpback-whales-died-last-year/ Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:18:10 +0000 http://smartemail1.eu/?p=1380

      (CNN)The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched an investigation Thursday into a large number of humpback whale deaths from Maine to North Carolina.

      The agency declared the deaths an unusual mortality event, the first one observed in humpback whales in nearly a decade. An unusual mortality event (UME) is defined under the Marine Mammal Protection Act as "a stranding that is unexpected; involves a significant die-off of any marine mammal population; and demands immediate response."
      The last unusual mortality event declared for humpback whales was in 2006. Two other events were declared in 2005 and 2003, said Deborah Fauquier, veterinary medical officer for NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources. The cause of those UMEs was undetermined.
        Forty-one whales died in the region last year. According to NOAA's Office of Protected Resources, the 16 year average for the region from 2000-2015 is 14 whales per year. As of April 24, 2017, 15 whales have died.
        Out of the 41 dead whales that died last year, 20 of them have been examined so far, said Mendy Garron, Stranding Coordinator for NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Region. Of those, 10 appear to have hit marine vessels. The whales' bodies showed evidence of blunt force trauma, Garron said.
        Vessel strikes have been documented in Virginia (3), New York (3), Delaware (2), Massachusetts (1) and New Hampshire (1).
        Greg Silber, Large Whale Recovery Coordinator for NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources, said many factors could have caused the whales to move closer to shipping routes, but there hasn't been a spike in ship traffic.
        "It's probably linked to prey sources," he said. "Humpback whales follow where the prey is and there may be aggregation in certain areas."
        Now that the unusual mortality event has been declared, NOAA's investigation will involve data collection and analysis as well as monitoring environmental and habitat conditions, including human-caused threats.
        Humpback whales were recently taken off the endangered species list, but are still protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, Fauquier said.
        Since the marine mammal UME program was created in 1991, there have been 63 formally recognized UMEs in the United States involving a variety of species.

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        (CNN)The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched an investigation Thursday into a large number of humpback whale deaths from Maine to North Carolina.

        The agency declared the deaths an unusual mortality event, the first one observed in humpback whales in nearly a decade. An unusual mortality event (UME) is defined under the Marine Mammal Protection Act as "a stranding that is unexpected; involves a significant die-off of any marine mammal population; and demands immediate response."
        The last unusual mortality event declared for humpback whales was in 2006. Two other events were declared in 2005 and 2003, said Deborah Fauquier, veterinary medical officer for NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources. The cause of those UMEs was undetermined.
          Forty-one whales died in the region last year. According to NOAA's Office of Protected Resources, the 16 year average for the region from 2000-2015 is 14 whales per year. As of April 24, 2017, 15 whales have died.
          Out of the 41 dead whales that died last year, 20 of them have been examined so far, said Mendy Garron, Stranding Coordinator for NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Region. Of those, 10 appear to have hit marine vessels. The whales' bodies showed evidence of blunt force trauma, Garron said.
          Vessel strikes have been documented in Virginia (3), New York (3), Delaware (2), Massachusetts (1) and New Hampshire (1).
          Greg Silber, Large Whale Recovery Coordinator for NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources, said many factors could have caused the whales to move closer to shipping routes, but there hasn't been a spike in ship traffic.
          "It's probably linked to prey sources," he said. "Humpback whales follow where the prey is and there may be aggregation in certain areas."
          Now that the unusual mortality event has been declared, NOAA's investigation will involve data collection and analysis as well as monitoring environmental and habitat conditions, including human-caused threats.
          Humpback whales were recently taken off the endangered species list, but are still protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, Fauquier said.
          Since the marine mammal UME program was created in 1991, there have been 63 formally recognized UMEs in the United States involving a variety of species.

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          IBM wants future delivery drones to pass off your packages in mid-airhttp://smartemail1.eu/ibm-wants-future-delivery-drones-to-pass-off-your-packages-in-mid-air/ Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:01:26 +0000 http://smartemail1.eu/?p=1377
          Just imagine, and entire relay network of package-carrying drones.
          Image: Claude Paris/AP/REX/Shutterstock

          If Amazon has its way, the skies could soon be buzzing with drones, carrying our online purchases directly to our doors.

          But today's drones can only travel so far so what happens when you live out of range of a distribution hub?

          On Wednesday, IBM Research announced a patent that might someday allow delivery drones to pass off packages to one another mid-flight to create a relay system, extending a supply chain's reach even farther.

          The design calls for the relay drones to be equipped with extension arms, which would connect and lock in mid-flight to keep the package transfer stable. The drones would also have a sophisticated communications link built-in, which would likely be connected to IBM's Watson's supply chain and logistics system to keep things flying smoothly.

          The drones would attach for the mid-air transfer.

          Image: IBM/USPTO

          The customer could even become more active in the supply chain with this type of tech in place. IBM Research envisions a scenario in which a customer might even send out their own personal drone to receive packages in mid-flight in order to get the payload in their hands (or at least on their drone) ASAP.

          If one part of the system fails for instance, if a drone is knocked out of the sky and doesn't make it to the relay point an IBM spokesperson told us via email the missing drone could easily be tracked using its on-board GPS system, and others could be easily and even automatically dispatched in its place.

          The exchange points, relayed by satellite, could make drone delivery even more efficient.

          Image: IBM/USPS

          E-commerce fulfillment isn't the only potential use for a drone relay-based supply chain. Our inventor team is focused on improving how the most valuable cargo is delivered globally," Sarbajit Rakshit, the co-inventor of the patent wrote in a statement emailed to Mashable. "This could create opportunities such as managing drones to deliver postal packages and medicine in developing countries via the most direct route.

          While the transfer system exists only in patent form and hasn't even been tested yet, the IBM spokesperson told us the company is "confident" the system could be built and tested within the limits of current drone technology.

          IBM's relay drones aren't as aggressive as the massive drone-spewing mothership design that was unearthed in Amazon's USPTO filings earlier this year. Both supply chain solutions could potentially extend delivery ranges and make airdrops more accessible but only one does it without aircrafts that look like Imperial Star Destroyers.

          WATCH: Hero with a drone spots a shark circling below 3 oblivious surfers

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          Just imagine, and entire relay network of package-carrying drones.
          Image: Claude Paris/AP/REX/Shutterstock

          If Amazon has its way, the skies could soon be buzzing with drones, carrying our online purchases directly to our doors.

          But today's drones can only travel so far so what happens when you live out of range of a distribution hub?

          On Wednesday, IBM Research announced a patent that might someday allow delivery drones to pass off packages to one another mid-flight to create a relay system, extending a supply chain's reach even farther.

          The design calls for the relay drones to be equipped with extension arms, which would connect and lock in mid-flight to keep the package transfer stable. The drones would also have a sophisticated communications link built-in, which would likely be connected to IBM's Watson's supply chain and logistics system to keep things flying smoothly.

          The drones would attach for the mid-air transfer.

          Image: IBM/USPTO

          The customer could even become more active in the supply chain with this type of tech in place. IBM Research envisions a scenario in which a customer might even send out their own personal drone to receive packages in mid-flight in order to get the payload in their hands (or at least on their drone) ASAP.

          If one part of the system fails for instance, if a drone is knocked out of the sky and doesn't make it to the relay point an IBM spokesperson told us via email the missing drone could easily be tracked using its on-board GPS system, and others could be easily and even automatically dispatched in its place.

          The exchange points, relayed by satellite, could make drone delivery even more efficient.

          Image: IBM/USPS

          E-commerce fulfillment isn't the only potential use for a drone relay-based supply chain. Our inventor team is focused on improving how the most valuable cargo is delivered globally," Sarbajit Rakshit, the co-inventor of the patent wrote in a statement emailed to Mashable. "This could create opportunities such as managing drones to deliver postal packages and medicine in developing countries via the most direct route.

          While the transfer system exists only in patent form and hasn't even been tested yet, the IBM spokesperson told us the company is "confident" the system could be built and tested within the limits of current drone technology.

          IBM's relay drones aren't as aggressive as the massive drone-spewing mothership design that was unearthed in Amazon's USPTO filings earlier this year. Both supply chain solutions could potentially extend delivery ranges and make airdrops more accessible but only one does it without aircrafts that look like Imperial Star Destroyers.

          WATCH: Hero with a drone spots a shark circling below 3 oblivious surfers

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          Bill Gates doffs his hat to the Indian prime minister. Here’s whyhttp://smartemail1.eu/bill-gates-doffs-his-hat-to-the-indian-prime-minister-heres-why/ Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:00:32 +0000 http://smartemail1.eu/?p=1374

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          Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, who's one of the four global leaders in TIME's 'Most Influential People' list, has a new admirer in Bill Gates.

          The software billionaire took to social media to acknowledge Modi for putting "the spotlight" on India's open defecation problem through the Swachh Bharat (Clean India) mission.

          Gates wrote: "Indian Prime Minister @narendramodi put a spotlight on a subject that most of us would rather not even think about." And linked his blog in the tweet.

          In the elaborate blog titled India is Winning its War on Human Waste, he observed:

          "Nearly three years ago, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made one of the boldest comments on public health that I have ever heard from an elected official. It's still having a big impact today... I cant think of another time when a national leader has broached such a sensitive topic so frankly and so publicly. Even better, Modi backed up his words with actions."

          Modi had announced the Clean India mission in 2014 and it included ending open defecation nationwide by 2019 by installing 75 million toilets throughout the country. The progress can be tracked on this dashboard.

          Gates, in an earlier tweet, had termed it an "amazing undertaking".

          He also shared a VR video (Talking Toilets) he had filmed on his visit to India.

          "What I love most about Clean India is that it identified a big problem, got everyone working on it, and is using measurement to show where things need to be done differently. As the old saying goes, What gets measured gets done," wrote Gates.

          Well done, Modi. Well done, India!

          WATCH: Meet the Innovative Milk Bucket Backed By Bill Gates

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          Image: VCG via Getty Images

          Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, who's one of the four global leaders in TIME's 'Most Influential People' list, has a new admirer in Bill Gates.

          The software billionaire took to social media to acknowledge Modi for putting "the spotlight" on India's open defecation problem through the Swachh Bharat (Clean India) mission.

          Gates wrote: "Indian Prime Minister @narendramodi put a spotlight on a subject that most of us would rather not even think about." And linked his blog in the tweet.

          In the elaborate blog titled India is Winning its War on Human Waste, he observed:

          "Nearly three years ago, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made one of the boldest comments on public health that I have ever heard from an elected official. It's still having a big impact today... I cant think of another time when a national leader has broached such a sensitive topic so frankly and so publicly. Even better, Modi backed up his words with actions."

          Modi had announced the Clean India mission in 2014 and it included ending open defecation nationwide by 2019 by installing 75 million toilets throughout the country. The progress can be tracked on this dashboard.

          Gates, in an earlier tweet, had termed it an "amazing undertaking".

          He also shared a VR video (Talking Toilets) he had filmed on his visit to India.

          "What I love most about Clean India is that it identified a big problem, got everyone working on it, and is using measurement to show where things need to be done differently. As the old saying goes, What gets measured gets done," wrote Gates.

          Well done, Modi. Well done, India!

          WATCH: Meet the Innovative Milk Bucket Backed By Bill Gates

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          Gett buys Juno to expand ride-hailing business in United Stateshttp://smartemail1.eu/gett-buys-juno-to-expand-ride-hailing-business-in-united-states/ Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:52:49 +0000 http://smartemail1.eu/?p=1371

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          There soon will be one less ride-hailing app to choose from for those still boycotting Uber.

          Gett, one of the largest players in the New York ride-hailing market, has acquired Juno for $200 million, TechCrunch reported Wednesday.

          Gett will acquire all of Juno's existing business, including its network of drivers and its employees, according to TechCrunch's Ingrid Lunden, who spoke with Gett CEO and founder Dave Waiser.

          Juno's founding team (Talmon Marco, Igor Magazinik, Ofer Samocha and Sunny Marueli) will stay based in New York and will lead Gett's future business in the U.S. Both Gett and Juno only operated in New York, for the U.S. market. Gett operates in more than 100 cities in Europe. Now, the combined companies have plans to expand into other states.

          Gett also confirmed it will be raising more money. Thiscurrent deal provides a reallyenormous opportunity for expansion, so well be looking for more capital this year, Waiser told TechCrunch. Gett raised$300 million from Volkswagen last year.

          The merger and new capital will help Gett compete against the ride-hailing giants in the United States: Uber and Lyft.

          One of Juno's selling point to drivers was being much friendlier to and financially lucrative for drivers. The startup offered drivers stock units (something that obviously couldn't be forever sustainable). The stock options are nulled with the acquisition and will be paid out, TechCrunch reported.

          That doesn't mean Gett and Juno will go full on Uber. They are considering other options to better compensate drivers.

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          There soon will be one less ride-hailing app to choose from for those still boycotting Uber.

          Gett, one of the largest players in the New York ride-hailing market, has acquired Juno for $200 million, TechCrunch reported Wednesday.

          Gett will acquire all of Juno's existing business, including its network of drivers and its employees, according to TechCrunch's Ingrid Lunden, who spoke with Gett CEO and founder Dave Waiser.

          Juno's founding team (Talmon Marco, Igor Magazinik, Ofer Samocha and Sunny Marueli) will stay based in New York and will lead Gett's future business in the U.S. Both Gett and Juno only operated in New York, for the U.S. market. Gett operates in more than 100 cities in Europe. Now, the combined companies have plans to expand into other states.

          Gett also confirmed it will be raising more money. Thiscurrent deal provides a reallyenormous opportunity for expansion, so well be looking for more capital this year, Waiser told TechCrunch. Gett raised$300 million from Volkswagen last year.

          The merger and new capital will help Gett compete against the ride-hailing giants in the United States: Uber and Lyft.

          One of Juno's selling point to drivers was being much friendlier to and financially lucrative for drivers. The startup offered drivers stock units (something that obviously couldn't be forever sustainable). The stock options are nulled with the acquisition and will be paid out, TechCrunch reported.

          That doesn't mean Gett and Juno will go full on Uber. They are considering other options to better compensate drivers.

          WATCH: This Star Wars-like flying car is everyone's dream come true

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