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New long range drones expected in 2018

New long range drones expected in 2018

Business
Oct. 10 (UPI) -- General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced Tuesday that the company has officially transitioned its production line from the MQ-1C Gray Eagle to its new long-range variant, the MQ-1C ER Gray Eagle Extended Range.The transition comes after GA-ASI completed the last contracted MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aerial system, which has been delivered to 12 U.S. Army operational units and has accumulated more than 290,000 flight hours.The MQ-1C is the Army's most active kinetic platform and has been a major tool in U.S. counterterrorism strategy since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The aircraft was upgraded from the original General Atomics MQ-1 Predator, which was used primarily in joint operations between the U.S. Air Force and the Central Intelligence Agency."...
The long wait for a Persian iPhone keyboard

The long wait for a Persian iPhone keyboard

Technology
Android devices as well as Apple computers have Persian keyboards, but until this week the option wasn't available on Apple phones or iPads. For years Persian speakers used the Arabic keyboard on the iPhone, which was not really ideal for writing quickly or accurately in Persian. There were lots of petitions to Apple, pressing them to add a Persian keyboard to mobile phones. That finally paid off with the latest release.Arabic and Persian keyboards are very similar. But there are two major issues - the four extra letters in Persian - and the "half space" feature needed for a well-edited Persian message.In order to type the extra four letters in our alphabet we had to press and hold another letter and wait for a window to pop up so we could drag our finger on it and see it on screen. Yet th...
The 7 ways job hopping can cost you money in the long run

The 7 ways job hopping can cost you money in the long run

Finance
Job-hopping may be your best bet at a big salary bump, but changing employers can also entail losing a lot of money."Job switchers" saw their wages grow nearly a percentage point more over the past year than "job stayers," according to a recent report from Nomura. The investment firm looked at early 2017 data from the Atlanta Fed Wage Tracker and the ADP Workforce Vitality Report.Experts say poor planning ahead of that job transition could result in losses that offset your new, higher salary—potentially, to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars."You don't want to do something hastily," said Janet Stanzak, a certified financial planner and the principal of Financial Empowerment in Bloomington, Minnesota. "Give it some really intentional thought and planning so you don't lose out."These a
Competition body to end long wait for new CEO

Competition body to end long wait for new CEO

Business
The year-long search for a new boss of the UK's competition regulator is close to concluding with a decision to appoint its acting chief to the role on a permanent basis.Sky News has learnt from sources in Whitehall that Greg Clark, the Business Secretary, has been told that Andrea Coscelli has emerged as a selection panel's preferred candidate to run the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is expected to announce the CMA's new chief executive next month, and sources said Mr Coscelli now appeared to be "the odds-on favourite" to get the job."It would be astonishing if he didn't get it given the panel's recommendation," an insider said on Friday.Mr Coscelli, whose previous roles included running the CMA's markets and mergers di...