In a $46 million deal, Activision Blizzard has acquired a majority of Major League Gaming's assets that essentially dissolves the professional gaming organization. Though, it is completely unclear that if Major League Gaming will be completely dissolved and absorbed into the massive company named Activision Blizzard or if it will remain more or less the same, the only fact is that MLG will be backed by funds from Activision. From past couple of months, MLG was under the heavy debt which must have forced the company sign deal with Activision Blizzard.
Around 190 employees in Colorado have been laid off over Muslim prayer protest. Cargill Meat Solutions said Thursday that it has made efforts to resolve a workplace prayer dispute with Somali workers at its Fort Morgan meatpacking plant, but resulted into firing of around 190 workers.
The company officials were sorting out the matter with the representatives for the workers, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The dispute centers on the time of day at which workers can pray which keeps on changing with seasons in the Muslim faith.
In what would be the first celestial event to be seen in the New Year, the annual Quadrantid meteor shower is expected to peak in the pre-dawn hours on January 4. Scientists have suggested sky-watchers to observe this meteor shower from midnight and on through to sunrise on Monday morning so as to have the best view.
Citing tax reasons, Bill Ackman, the activist investor and a strong defender of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, has reduced his firm’s stake in the drug company. In a regulatory filing, billionaire Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management has sold around 5 million worth Valeant shares to ‘generate a tax loss’ for investors.
There is panic among many pregnant women in Brazil after it has been found that a rare virus spread by mosquitoes is liable for one of the most devastating health crisis to hit the nation in decades. Health officials have warned that thousands of cases are emerging of brain damage in which babies are born with very small heads.
Since the light winds in the Bay area are expected to contribute to unhealthy air quality, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued the season’s first winter Spare the Air alert for Saturday. The alert bans burning wood, manufactured fire logs or any other solid fuel, both indoors and outdoors for 24 hours. With the increase in the field of science and technology, new industries are being developed that contribute a lot in the cause of global warming and air pollution.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Thursday posted a photo of the Falcon 9 rocket that has registered success in landing back on earth after launching a payload of satellites into orbit that was back at its hanger at Cape Canaveral in Florida.
Musk affirmed that the rocket is in good shape and ready to fire all again. He did not find any damage after the landing. The successful landing is considered to be a remarkable feat that could one day lead to the start of an era of reusable rockets and further lead to cost effective flights.
A new study in mice unveiled that high levels of sugar commonly found in Western diets increases risk for breast cancer and metastasis to the lungs. Researchers from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center came to know that fructose encouraged breast tumor growth and helped it to spread.
A settlement of 318 million euros ($348 million) has been reached between the tax office of Italy and Apple after the latter failed to make its tax payments of six years. A deal is also likely to be signed by the iPhone and iPad manufacturer to outline protocols for making its tax payments from 2015 onwards.
Without being drunk, woman faced charges for DWI, but being diagnosed with a rare condition ‘Auto-Brewery’ syndrome, helped her free from the charges. The syndrome is such where the digestive system becomes its own small brewery.
The woman’s lawyer presented evidence by a doctor that she had the rare syndrome. Attorney Joseph Marusak said that he has never heard of this syndrome before this case. “But I knew something was amiss when the hospital police took the woman to wanted to release her immediately because she wasn't exhibiting any symptoms”, affirmed Marusak.
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