Nippon And Blue Bird Automotive Launch New Car Refinish Service In India

Japanese auto component manufacturer- Nippon and India based Blue Bird Automotive have partnered to provide a high-quality car paint job service and car care in India. The JV has started its first facility in Gurgaon by the name of ‘Nippon Express’ and is claiming to repair any dent or scratch on the exterior of a car quicker than any other OEM. The facility is spread across 22,000 sq. ft. which can accommodate up to 15 cars and is equipped with machine colour tools mixing to curate the accurate shade. Sharad…

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Must do better: Minister urges upgrade in computer teaching

Education Minister Joe McHugh said more must be done to equip second-level pupils for entry to computing courses, after a study showed that almost half of college tech students drop out of their course. Mr McHugh said it was a difficult subject that required a lot of mathematical analysis and “we definitely have to put our hands up and acknowledge the weaknesses and think of what can we do better”. He referred to the introduction of computer science as a Leaving Cert subject as one initiative. Meanwhile, the Irish Computer…

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One in six American adults now wear a computer on their wrist

The days of smartwatches as niche devices might be over, at least in the US. The NPD Group estimated that smartwatch sales jumped 61 percent in the 12-month span ending in November 2018. That’s no mean feat when some companies scaled back their efforts or quit the field entirely. The analyst firm also determined that 16 percent of American adults, or about a sixth of the group, now own smartwatches. There’s a good possibility that you’ll see someone with a smartwatch if you walk down the street, to put it differently. It was mostly…

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Toro Rosso aiming higher with new car and drivers

Faenza, Italy – Toro Rosso expressed confidence in engine partner Honda and a new driver line-up on Monday as it became the second Formula One team to pull the covers off a 2019 car. The Italy-based team, which finished ninth out of 10 last year, presented the STR14 online with no predictions about its performance once the racing starts in Australia on March 17. “As is always the case before the start of a season, it’s too early to say and we don’t want to set a specific target, at…

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The Grammys 2019 Hair and Makeup Looks Everyone Will Be Talking About

At this point in the game, we’re deep in awards season—and that means we’ve had plenty of hair and makeup looks to ooh and ah over. Take, for example, the blue eyeshadow at the Golden Globes or affordable beauty moments at the SAGs. But tonight’s Grammy Awards brought a little something extra to the table. Movie stars always look glam, of course, but women in music tend to have fun with their looks. And where better to show that off than the Grammys? How could we forget Gaga’s iconic egg entrance or Alicia Keys’ makeup free statement?…

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Australian Parliament resets computer passwords

Canberra: Australia’s parliament had to reset all the passwords on its computer network after an unknown attacker tried to hack into the system, an official statement said on Friday. In the statement, the legislature’s presiding officers said “a number of measures” had been taken to protect the network following a “security incident on the parliamentary computing network”, reports CNN. “There is no evidence that any data has been accessed or taken at this time, however this will remain subject to ongoing investigation,” it said. The officers said they had no evidence as…

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Australian parliament’s computer network targeted by unknown hacker

Australia’s parliament had to reset all the passwords on its computer network Thursday after an unknown attacker tried to hack into the system. In a statement, the legislature’s presiding officers said “a number of measures” had been taken to protect the network following a “security incident on the parliamentary computing network.” “There is no evidence that any data has been accessed or taken at this time, however this will remain subject to ongoing investigation,” the statement said. The officers said they had no evidence as yet that the hack was…

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UK new car sales fall 1.6 percent in January

LONDON: British new car registrations dropped 1.6 percent last month as a double-digit drop in demand for diesel vehicles continued to weigh down sales, according to data from a car industry body. Sales fell to 161,013 cars, the fifth consecutive month of declines, pulled down by a 20 per cent fall in diesel car registrations, according to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). “To restore momentum, we need supportive policies, not least on vehicle taxation, to encourage buyers to invest in new, cleaner vehicles that best suit their driving needs,”…

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