#BURMA #MYANMAR #18 #dead, #11 #missing in #Kayah #landslides

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Landslides triggered by heavy rain killed 18 people, including two children, and left 11 missing, in the Mawchi Mine region, Hpasaung Township, Kayah State, according to local witnesses.

Resident Saw Alkalu said: “Since the morning of October 11, there have been heavy downpours and strong winds. Landslides began in the hills at about 2pm the same day. The landslide destroyed staff quarters, houses and a church built on hill sides. About 40 houses were ruined. The exact number of damaged houses is under investigation. Injured people are receiving treatment at Lokharlo hospital. The number of missing people is expected to increase.”

About 500 from the area are taking shelters in a Baptist church in Kharlo village, with another 300 victims in a middle school and more than 300 in a high school. The victims are in need of food and drinking water.

On June 1, a mining company issued a…

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Despite Beating Estimates, Are Intel’s Earnings Enough?

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Intel logoIntel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) reported its third quarter financial results after the markets closed on Tuesday. The chip giant had $0.64 in earnings per share (EPS) on $14.5 billion in revenue compared to Thomson Reuters consensus estimates that call for $0.59 in EPS on $14.22 billion in revenue. The same period from the previous year had $0.66 in EPS on $14.55 billion in revenue.

The company gave fourth-quarter guidance of $14.8 billion in revenue, give or take $500 million, with an expected gross margin in the area of 62%. There is a consensus estimate of $14.83 billion in revenue for the fourth quarter.

During the quarter, Intel generated approximately $5.7 billion in cash from operations, paid dividends of $1.1 billion, and used $1.0 billion to repurchase 36 million shares of stock.

In the report the company gave a few business highlights as:

  • Client Computing Group revenue of $8.5 billion, up…

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2015: the year the “Lad’s Mags” died.

The Perverted Nerd

Today, I learned that Playboy, the cornerstone that started the concept of reading amazing articles and enjoying looking at naked women in tasteful poses, has decided to take the route Maxim has, and is doing away with nudes. Starting in March 2016, women will no longer show themselves in the buff.

This will effect the print edition of the magazine, and is being done in an effort to boost print sales at newsstands. If would so push the magazine from the adults only section and into (I’m only guessing) general section with other magazines.

And I, from my own observations can tell you right from the jump – that this isn’t going to work.

A little trip down memory lane: I remember the very first “Lad’s mag” I ever got, and it was the now defunct Gear Magazine, back in the mid-1990’s. It was that issue that had a then…

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