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Pic of the Day! Qantas staff in All Blacks kit

Air New Zealand started the Twitter exchange on Friday by tweeting a digitally altered photo of a Qantas plane painted completely black, with slogans including "Team All Blacks", "bound in black" and "simply the best". Qantas and Air New Zealand are taking trans-Tasman rivalry to new heights. Qantas spokesperson Tom Woodward said yesterday that Air New Zealand would hand over the jerseys to Qantas at Sydney Airport in a ceremony before the flight and that an onboard announcement would ...

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Oracle Announces First SPARC M7 Systems With Better Security and Efficiency

This is not just a good deal for Equinix. This latest addition to Oracle's analytics offerings in the cloud makes rich, powerful visual analytics accessible to every business user. Further, the company simplified the process of unlocking the business value from big data with the announcement of Oracle Cloud Platform for Big Data.

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Los Angeles Sheriff Deputy Gets 8 Years for Jail Beating

Two former deputies, Neal Womack and Pantamitr Zunggeemoge, have also pleaded guilty to the assault and are awaiting sentencing. The victim, Gabriel Carrillo, was cuffed after he and his girlfriend were found to be carrying cell phones during their visit to Carrillo's brother.

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Sheeran makes 6.2 mn pounds per show of marathon world tour

The filing covers the 12 months to March this year, taking in 99 of the 179 shows on the tour, not including the three nights he played at Wembley Stadium this summer. He gives himself an allowance of about a thousand pounds per month to spend which he confesses that he uses up on taxis. "Maybe a grand. I spend most of it on taxis!" The Sunday Times placed Sheeran seventh on its rich list of musicians under 30 earlier this year, estimating his wealth at around £20m.

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Wolf-dog-coyote hybrids taking over Eastern US

While interbreeding mostly winds up with inferior offspring, coywolves now number in the millions,  according  to Roland Kayes, a biologist at North Carolina State University. Jonathan Way of the National Park Service has argued in a paper soon to be published that the coywolf deserves to be designated as a species, given its morphological and genetic divergence from its ancestors.

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Amazon, Walmart get an early start on Black Friday sales

Early deals like these aren't all that surprising, especially in today's day and age where many do their shopping online. Expanding on the success of the Amazon-created sales holiday, which is known as  Prime Day earlier this year ,  Amazon announced  it's now  launching  a dedicated Black Friday Deals Store where Amazon Prime members will get early access to a few of the best discounts.