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Short & distort? The ugly war between CEOs and activist critics

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – On the morning of July 11, Paul Pittman was on a corn farm in Western Illinois, unaware his company had taken a devastating hit. Joshua Mitts, Associate Professor of Law at Columbia University in New York City, is seen in this undated photo released from New York, NY, U.S., March 8, Read More

Google announces browser-based streaming game service

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google announced on Tuesday that it would launch this year a browser-based video game streaming service dubbed Stadia that attempts to capitalize on the company’s cloud technology and global network of data centers. Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during a Google keynote address announcing a new video gaming streaming Read More

China clones ‘Sherlock Holmes of police dogs’ to cut time and cost of K9 training

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Beijing used the skin of a veteran police dog, credited with helping to solve many murders, to create its younger clone. Officials hope that the K9 cloning program will drive down cost and time required for dogs’ training. A three-month-old pup named Kunxun, China’s first ever cloned police dog, arrived at a canine-training base in Read More

Firefighters contain petrochemical blaze, Texas expands air monitoring

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HOUSTON (Reuters) – Firefighters late Tuesday contained a raging inferno at a Mitsui & Co petrochemical storage site outside of Houston that has been billowing acrid smoke for days as Texas officials and environmental groups raced to expand air monitoring. The blaze at Mitsui unit Intercontinental Terminals Co in Deer Park, Texas, was reduced to Read More

China phases out 280,000 T of ozone-depleting substances in 2018: Xinhua

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FILE PHOTO: A general view of buildings in Shanghai city amid heavy smog in Shanghai, China October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China has phased out 280,000 tonnes of ozone-depleting substance (ODS) production as part of its obligations to the 1988 Montreal Protocol aimed at protecting the ozone layer, the official Xinhua news Read More

India’s aircraft carrier & nuclear subs deployment a ‘no-nonsense’ message to China, not Pakistan?

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China is using Pakistan as a tool to contain India, so the redeployment of an aircraft carrier, warships and nuclear-powered submarines to North Arabian Sea is a clear signal to Beijing, rather than Islamabad, analysts told RT. Despite the heated tensions around the Kashmir region, “India does not base its defense preparedness on what Pakistan Read More

‘We are unified’: NZ agrees on gun reform laws after deadly Christchurch shooting

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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern announced on Monday that her cabinet had agreed “in principle” on gun reform laws, claiming they will make the country “a safer place” after Friday’s mass shooting at two Christchurch mosques. Speaking to media following the cabinet meeting, Ardern said that her coalition was “unified” in bringing about gun law Read More