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Singapore chases tech ‘Jedi Masters’ for Silicon Valley ambitions

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – San Francisco-based investor Paul Bragiel said he needed to be asked three or four times before he accepted an invitation from Singapore to come check out its tech scene. A man passes a Google signage outside their office in Singapore May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su He made the 8,000-mile trip, but said Read More

Death toll from storms lashing central U.S. rises to seven

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Reuters) – The latest in a line of destructive storms pounding the central United States killed at least three people as tornadoes raked across Missouri while heavy rain flooded rivers in Oklahoma, authorities said on Thursday. The three deaths and several injuries were recorded in and around Golden City, Missouri, some 30 Read More

EU elections: Here’s what you need to know

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The 28 EU member states, comprising some 512 million people will take to the polls to elect a total of 751 MEPs between now and Sunday, but what’s at stake and what can we expect? Elections for the ninth European parliament come at a critical juncture for European politics, with rising geopolitical tensions worldwide thanks Read More

The golden rule: Russia’s gold production sees year-on-year surge of 13%

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Gold output in Russia increased by 12.6 percent from January through March this year compared with the same period a year ago, according to the country’s ministry of finance. Production in the first quarter of the current year reportedly totaled 58.12 tons, up from 51.61 tons in 2018. Production for the period included 45.95 tons Read More

Basketball: Blazers’ Lillard left in limbo by Warriors’ wall of defense

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PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) – Portland leading scorer Damian Lillard has had a difficult time with a hovering Golden State defense and, with his team facing elimination from the NBA Western Conference finals, the Trail Blazer All-Star has a decision to make. FILE PHOTO: May 18, 2019; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard Read More

Don’t laugh at Koons’ Rabbit selling for $91 million – get angry at economic system that enables it

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Nothing illustrates unequal gains from globalized capitalism like the soaring prices in the art world, where those who have already bought all the mansions, private jets and super yachts park their wealth in meaningless baubles. When you saw that New York artist Jeff Koons’ faceless chrome Rabbit from 1986 fetched $91 million at an auction Read More

Equinor increases share in deepwater Gulf of Mexico from Shell

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5/13/2019 U.S. Gulf of Mexico Map. Photo: Equinor. STAVANGER — Equinor has exercised its preferential rights to acquire an additional 22.45% interest in the Caesar Tonga oil field from Shell Offshore Inc for a total consideration of $965 million in cash. This will increase Equinor’s interest from 23.55% to 46.00%. Anadarko remains the operator with Read More

Doris Day, 60s film star, dies aged 97

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Doris Day has died aged 97, her foundation says. The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed that the Hollywood actress died at her home in Camel Valley in California. The statement said that Ms Day was in “excellent physical Health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia.” Image: Doris Day in Young Read More

OTC: Global perspective and technological innovation define 2019 event

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5/10/2019 HOUSTON — Offshore energy professionals from around the world attended the 2019 Offshore Technology Conference—the 50th anniversary—at NRG Park to gain insights from global experts and colleagues. While speakers challenged ideas about the changing landscape of exploration and production, exhibitors displayed the impact of technology and digitalization on the science of energy supply and Read More

Korean Prime Minister visits 2019 Offshore Technology Conference

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5/9/2019 Photo: Korean Prime Minister Nak-yon Lee. HOUSTON — Korean Prime Minister Nak-yon Lee attended the 2019 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) at NRG Park on Wednesday, 8 May, further emphasizing the global reach of the offshore energy industry. “It was an honor to welcome Prime Minister Lee and have him experience everything that OTC has Read More