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U.S. biofuel trade group asks judge to halt new EPA small refinery waivers: documents

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. biofuels trade group asked a federal court on Wednesday to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from giving refiners new waivers from the country’s biofuels law until the agency reverts to the tougher criteria it used to assess applications before Donald Trump’s presidency, according to court papers. The waivers can Read More

Alberta eyes private producers as option to move crude

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By Kevin Orland on 4/24/2019 CALGARY (Bloomberg) — Shifting Alberta’s shipments of crude-by-rail to private producers, is an option that Cenovus Energy Inc. CEO Alex Pourbaix said Alberta Premier-Elect Jason Kenney may be able to consider, instead of scrapping the plan altogether. Kenney, who takes office next week, has vowed to end predecessor Rachel Notley’s Read More

Japan extends apology & restitution to victims of forced sterilization law

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Published time: 24 Apr, 2019 14:28 The Japanese government apologized to thousands of people forcibly sterilized under a now defunct eugenics program, and offered the victims money in compensation. The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe devoted 3.2 million yen (US$28,000) to all surviving victims of the program, while Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga extended Read More

$1 billion in Notre Dame donations: Philanthropy or rich patrons seeking praise?

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With wealthy donors giving a billion dollars to restore Notre Dame following the devastating fire, some have been left asking why the money only comes after tragedy strikes. RT guests debate the Notre Dame patrons’ priorities. “Two years ago you couldn’t get a crumb out of ”, argues journalist and social commentator Sonia Poulton. Read More

Lawyer for Platinum founder says investors knew and accepted risks

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors in the defunct billion-dollar hedge fund firm Platinum Partners had ample notice they might not get their money back, a lawyer for Platinum founder Mark Nordlicht told jurors on Tuesday, urging them to acquit his client of criminal fraud charges. FILE PHOTO: Mark Nordlicht, Platinum Partners founding partner and chief Read More

Snap restarts user growth with original shows, Android overhaul

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(Reuters) – Snap Inc’s original shows and rebuilt Android app helped it add Snapchat users for the first time in three quarters and top analyst revenue forecasts, but that was not enough to push its shares much higher after a sharp run-up this year. Snap said on Tuesday that the number of daily active Snapchat Read More

Japan ≠ France: Pakistan PM Khan mocked on Twitter for geography fail

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Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has been mocked online for a verbal gaffe in which he was perceived to suggest that post-war Japan and Germany had joint industries along their shared border, despite the 9,000km between them. “The more trade you have with each other your ties automatically become stronger… Germany and Japan killed millions Read More

TED 2019: How to kill a zombie rumour and fix Facebook

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From so-called zombie rumours – viral online stories that refuse to die – to the difference between misinformation and fake news, much of the talk at TED 2019 has been about the need to improve online conversation. And this is not just because it would be nice to counter the vast amounts of online lies Read More