Daily Archives: July 15, 2020

Kenya: Half of Kenya Power Directors Quit 

[Nation] Five non-executive directors of Kenya Power, representing half of the board, on Monday resigned without the electricity distributor announcing their replacement.

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Biopharmaceutical Company Nkarta Raises $290M In IPO 

Nkarta Inc. (NASDAQ: NKTX) announced on Tuesday the underwriters for its initial public offering have completely exercised their overal read more

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LaTosha Brown on McConnell’s claim that voter suppression is ‘nonsense’ 

In a recent interview, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell downplayed concerns over voter suppression. LaTosha Brown, co-founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund, personally had to wait hours to vote this year. She reacts in an interview with Lawrence O

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Banning TikTok takes a big espionage tool away from China: US NSA 

China will lose “a big tool” of espionage and surveillance if America and some western European countries ban Chinese apps like TikTok as done by India, US National Security Advisor said. India last month banned 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok and UC Browser, saying they were prejudicial to the sovereignty, integrity and security of the country.

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The Australian Youngster Leading Singapore’s Exciting Cricket Rise 

Young Australian batsman Tim David has starred for Singapore and helped the Southeast Asian nation become one of the most improved cricket nations.

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Warning over farmers’ ‘overreliance on China’ as the country scoops up 78% of Australian wool 

Representatives from Wool Producers Australia said only two per cent of Australia’s fleece remains in the country, with China snapping up $3.2billion worth a year.

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Apple and Ireland win appeal against the European Commission’s $15 billion tax ruling 

The General Court of the European Court of Justice has annulled an EU decision that involved Apple’s subsidiaries in Ireland. Four years ago, the European Commission said that Ireland had failed to collect €13 billion in taxes from Apple — roughly $15 billion. According to the press statement, “the Commission did not succeed in showing to the requisite legal […]

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Graphcore unveils new GC200 chip and the expandable M2000 IPU Machine that runs on them 

There is a lot riding on the use of artificial intelligence technology to help us take giant leaps ahead in solving complex challenges — whether it’s medical breakthroughs, building better cybersecurity, or better navigation systems for cars and other moving objects. But the more advanced the application, the bigger the need for hardware that can […]

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Lockdowns return in India as coronavirus cases surge: Live 

Nearly a dozen Indian states impose partial lockdowns in high-risk areas after spikes in coronavirus cases.

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Decapitated body of tech CEO found in NYC apartment, sources say 

The body of a decapitated, dismembered tech CEO was found inside a Lower East Side apartment on Tuesday afternoon — sorted in plastic bags right next to a power saw, sources told The Post.

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Bank of England’s Tenreyro predicts ‘incomplete ‘V-shaped’ recovery – business live 

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial newsLatest: BoE policymaker predicts ‘incomplete V’Unemployment will hurt recovery, points out Silvana TenreyroIntroduction: UK consumer prices rose in JuneComputer games got pricier, but crisps prices fell Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.25am BST Over in Brussels, Apple ha […]

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Apple wins appeal against EU’s $14.9 billion tax bill 

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The EU’s second-highest court has overturned a ruling that ordered Apple to pay a record €13 billion ($14.9 billion) in back taxes to the Irish government. The ruling was originally made by the European Commission in 2016 and was seen as a significant win for Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s antitrust chief. Vestager concl […]

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Artist Marc Quinn puts sculpture on Colston plinth 

The figure of Black Lives Matter protester Jen Reid appeared in Bristol early on Wednesday.

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The antitrust case against Google is gathering steam 

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Let’s spend a few minutes today catching up on the antitrust inquiries into Google. There are investigations related to competition underway against most of the biggest tech giants – Apple, Facebook, and Amazon face similar inquiries, and their CEOS are scheduled to join Sundar Pichai for a virtual hearing with the Hou […]

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Winona Ryder to take the stand at Johnny Depp’s libel trial 

Johnny Depp is suing The Sun’s publisher over an April 2018 article which alleged he was violent towards ex-wife Amber Heard, and his former fiancée Winona Ryder is set to give evidence today.

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