Daily Archives: July 14, 2020

Charlize Theron reveals ‘heartbreaking’ conversations she’s had with her Black daughters about racism 

With systemic racism and police brutality being at the forefront of the national consciousness, Theron felt it was a topic she needed to discuss with them.

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US Supreme Court allows federal executions to resume 

The court clears the way for the first executions of federal prisoners in 17 years.

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Europe Markets: European stocks flop on worries over California lockdown 

European stocks slipped on Tuesday, reversing the previous day’s gains on worries about the state of California shutting down.

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Prutton’s EFL predictions 

Who is David Prutton tipping for victory in the Sky Bet Championship in the midweek round of games? Find out here…

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RBI Says Overall Financial Resource Balance Of Economy Moderated During 2018-19 

The Reserve Bank of India released the July 2020 issue of its monthly Bulletin. The bank noted that the overall financial resource balance of the economy moderated during 2018-19 primarily due to increase in net borrowing of non-financial corporations and moderation in household savings. As per the preliminary estimates, the marginal surplus in the overall f […]

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Nokia rolls out software upgrade to 5G 

The Finnish firm hopes the software will help it in its battle against Huawei and Ericsson for next wave of 5G orders as the technology should allow carriers to save on costs. “This solution will save the telecommunications industry potentially tens of billions of euros in site engineering and re-visit costs,” Nokia said in a statement.

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President Trump Is Working to Undermine Dr. Fauci Even as Coronavirus Cases Spike 

With U.S. virus cases spiking and the death toll mounting, the White House is working to undercut its most trusted coronavirus expert

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Reuters: Google vows not to use Fitbit data for ads to avoid EU probe 

Google revealed that it was purchasing Fitbit for $2.1 billion back in November 2019, but the deal has yet to be finalized. One of the organizations the tech giant has to convince for the acquisition to go through is the European Commission, which ga…

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Google, Facebook, Microsoft, other tech companies join lawsuit against new student visa rule 

More than a dozen top American technology companies, including Google, Facebook and Microsoft, on Monday joined a lawsuit filed by the Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology against the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) latest rule that bars international students from staying in the United States unless they attend a […]

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Economic Data Scheduled For Tuesday 

The NFIB small business optimism index for June is scheduled for release at 6:00 a.m. ET. The NFIB’s index is expected to improve to 96.7 in June, versus 94.4 in May. The Consumer Price Index for June will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET. Consumer prices are projected to increase 0.5% in June, following a 0.1% decline in May. read more

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U.K. economy grew less than expected in May as coronavirus lockdowns began easing 

Official figures revealed that monthly GDP came in at 1.8% in May. It followed a 20.4% monthly contraction in April, the country’s sharpest on record.

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The Maid film review: Netflix’s Thai horror gives way to revenge slasher with extreme violence 

2.5/5 stars The Maid starts out as just another tawdry tale of a naive young housemaid tormented by vague supernatural forces in a ridiculously lavish mansion. But Lee Thongkham’s film turns into an audaciously violent revenge slasher of which even the subversive filmmaker Sion Sono might be proud. Only the most dedicated of film-goers will get to appreciate […]

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4 fundraising tips from Europe’s most active VC 

There has recently been much talk of European seed-stage investment drying up. Research from Plexal and Beauhurst revealed that first-time funding for UK startups fell by 83% from March to May this year.  Seeing how our fund is currently Europe’s most active VC, I thought I’d give founders some insight into the current fundraising climate, and spread the goo […]

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Africa: ‘Tax Us’ – World’s Super-Rich Call for Wealth Tax to Fund COVID-19 Relief 

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York — A group of 83 millionaires called for a permanent wealth tax to fund coronavirus relief efforts

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HMS Queen Elizabeth ‘will be sent to the Far East to take part in military drills with US and Japan’ 

The class leading HMS Queen Elizabeth is expected to visit the Far East during its maiden grand voyage next year, according to a report in the Times.

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