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Tata Sons seeks international headhunter#39;s opinion on N Chandrasekaran#39;s salary hike

The former TCS chairman is also eligible for a performance-linked remuneration up to 200 percent of basic salary.

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Mississippi Republican who 'joked' about public hangings takes white supremacist's campaign cash

Will Mississippi Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith return a $2,700 campaign contribution from a white supremacist? Her campaign is not saying, and since Hyde-Smith recently “joked” about public hangings, in a state with a long history of lynchings, may
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Mississippi Republican who 'joked' about public hangings takes white supremacist's campaign cash

Will Mississippi Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith return a $2,700 campaign contribution from a white supremacist? Her campaign is not saying, and since Hyde-Smith recently “joked” about public hangings, in a state with a long history of lynchings, maybe that refusal to immediately disavow and return the money of a white supremacist is all we need to know. Peter Zieve is a Washington state businessman who’s been sued by his state government for refusing to hire Muslims, and offers his employees—most of whom are white—bonuses for marrying and procreating, because he thinks that white people breeding is important to the fate of the nation: In an October 2015 email, Zieve responded to an employee’s announcement that his wife had given birth to a baby by writing that “381,000 terrorist savages have gotten into Europe so far this year and if we don’t make more babies the light will (go) out on civilization.” [...] “When (our sons and daughters) choose to not repopulate and allow our wonderful country to be backfilled with rubbish from the desperate and criminal populations of the third world, I find that to be disgusting and I find those persons to make these decisions to be repulsive and I don’t like them around me,” Zieve wrote in an email that February. Hyde-Smith is in a November 27 run-off against Democrat Mike Espy. She’s not the only Republican Zieve donated to this year—he also gave to Florida’s Rick Scott, Tennessee’s Marsha Blackburn, Arizona’s Martha McSally, and others. Because the Republican Party is the party of white supremacists.  The Mississippi Senate run-off is November 27. Make calls for Democrat Mike Espy! Don't want to make calls? You can join a text-banking team for Espy.

California wildfires update: At least 80 dead, 993 missing

The horror continues: The number of those unaccounted for decreased to 993 — about 300 fewer than Saturday's count, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said on Sunday. At least 80 people have died throughout California since wildfires broke out earlier thi
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California wildfires update: At least 80 dead, 993 missing

The horror continues: The number of those unaccounted for decreased to 993 — about 300 fewer than Saturday's count, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said on Sunday. At least 80 people have died throughout California since wildfires broke out earlier this month.  And while the Camp Fire and the Woolsey Fire are, respectively, now 65 and 91 percent contained, the fight continues, as does the grim search for the missing.  Meanwhile, the orange buffoon occupying the White House thinks that some raking would solve the problem. 

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RBI meeting LIVE: RBI committee to look into PCA relaxation, say TV reports

Rumours are rife that RBI governor Urjit Patel may step down. Track updates on the crucial RBI board meeting
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RBI meeting LIVE: RBI committee to look into PCA relaxation, say TV reports

Rumours are rife that RBI governor Urjit Patel may step down. Track updates on the crucial RBI board meeting

YES Bank promoters to revamp board; R Chandrashekhar likely to resign

In a clean-up exercise, private sector lender YES Bank is expected to overhaul its board after receiving nod from its promoters, sources said. Besides, former telecom secretary R Chandrashekar is also likely to resign from the board Monday, they added. &laq
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YES Bank promoters to revamp board; R Chandrashekhar likely to resign

In a clean-up exercise, private sector lender YES Bank is expected to overhaul its board after receiving nod from its promoters, sources said. Besides, former telecom secretary R Chandrashekar is also likely to resign from the board Monday, they added. «The YES Bank's Nomination & Remuneration Committee is reviewing the performance of the board members,» the sources said. As per the preliminary information available, both the promoters groups led by its MD and CEO Rana Kapoor and Madhu Kapur are in favour of a clean-up and overhaul of the Yes Bank board. A board meeting was held on November 13 and the latest developments are the result of the same, the sources noted. «The new board members will be acceptable to both the promoters group. Both promoters are in favour of overhauling the Yes Bank board to weed out under-performing members and address past governance issues,» they said. Earlier last week, former SBI chairman O P Bhatt resigned from the panel set up by the bank to find

RBI board meeting agrees to set up committee on capital framework

A crucial meeting of the RBI's central board was held on Monday amid a rift between the central bank and the government over key issues
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RBI board meeting agrees to set up committee on capital framework

A crucial meeting of the RBI's central board was held on Monday amid a rift between the central bank and the government over key issues

Black Friday 2018 console deals are here: PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch bundles start at $200 - CNET

Black Friday is the best time to buy a new gaming console, and this year's deals have begun.
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Black Friday 2018 console deals are here: PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch bundles start at $200 - CNET

Black Friday is the best time to buy a new gaming console, and this year's deals have begun.

Black Friday 2018 Sprint deals: Free iPhone XR, $100 iPad, free $500 LG TV with LG V40 - CNET

Sprint will also cut you a break on the Galaxy S9 and Note 9, and shaves $100 off the Apple Watch 4.
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Black Friday 2018 Sprint deals: Free iPhone XR, $100 iPad, free $500 LG TV with LG V40 - CNET

Sprint will also cut you a break on the Galaxy S9 and Note 9, and shaves $100 off the Apple Watch 4.

Black Friday 2018 Amazon deals now available: Fire TV, Roku, Recast DVR, Fire tablets, Blink cameras and more - CNET

Fully updated Monday, Nov. 19, here's the full list of Echo, Fire, Kindle and other Amazon gear and their sale prices!
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Black Friday 2018 Amazon deals now available: Fire TV, Roku, Recast DVR, Fire tablets, Blink cameras and more - CNET

Fully updated Monday, Nov. 19, here's the full list of Echo, Fire, Kindle and other Amazon gear and their sale prices!

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GM’s self-driving unit Cruise is expanding to Seattle

Cruise, the self-driving company acquired by GM in 2016, is expanding to Seattle as it seeks out more engineering talent to develop its technology. The company doesn’t have any plans right now to test its autonomous vehicles in the city. Instead, GM Cru
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GM’s self-driving unit Cruise is expanding to Seattle

Cruise, the self-driving company acquired by GM in 2016, is expanding to Seattle as it seeks out more engineering talent to develop its technology. The company doesn’t have any plans right now to test its autonomous vehicles in the city. Instead, GM Cruise plans to set up offices in Seattle to attract and hire between […]

Amazon Comprehend adds customized language lists to machine learning tool

Last year Amazon announced Comprehend, a natural language processing tool to help companies extract common words and phrases from a corpus of information. Today, a week ahead of its Re:invent customer conference, Amazon announced an enhancement to Comprehend
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Amazon Comprehend adds customized language lists to machine learning tool

Last year Amazon announced Comprehend, a natural language processing tool to help companies extract common words and phrases from a corpus of information. Today, a week ahead of its Re:invent customer conference, Amazon announced an enhancement to Comprehend that allows developers to build lists of specialized words and phrases without machine learning domain knowledge. “Today […]

This Spinning, Snakelike Star System Might Blast Gamma Rays into the Milky Way When It Dies

Astronomers found a star system in our galaxy that could produce a gamma-ray burst — one of the brightest and most energetic events in the universe.
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This Spinning, Snakelike Star System Might Blast Gamma Rays into the Milky Way When It Dies

Astronomers found a star system in our galaxy that could produce a gamma-ray burst — one of the brightest and most energetic events in the universe.

Carbo brings its light and peppy electric bike to the U.S.

The Carbo is a new electric bike that weighs a mere 27 pounds and can pep up your morning commute. Created by the Montreal-based team that successfully shipped the Veco, this crowdfunded electric bike can collapse for travel and can go 40 miles with pedal ass
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Carbo brings its light and peppy electric bike to the U.S.

The Carbo is a new electric bike that weighs a mere 27 pounds and can pep up your morning commute. Created by the Montreal-based team that successfully shipped the Veco, this crowdfunded electric bike can collapse for travel and can go 40 miles with pedal assist and 28 miles on full automatic. Early birds can […]

Airbnb is using what3words to list stays with Mongolian nomads

Putting a new spin on the term ‘digital nomad’, UK addressing platform what3words has partnered with Airbnb to list stays with Mongolian nomads. The startup’s simplified addressing system is being applied to help adventurous travellers 
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Airbnb is using what3words to list stays with Mongolian nomads

Putting a new spin on the term ‘digital nomad’, UK addressing platform what3words has partnered with Airbnb to list stays with Mongolian nomads. The startup’s simplified addressing system is being applied to help adventurous travellers ‘home share’ with Dukha reindeer herders at their mountain camp where there aren’t any street names to anchor a trip.  The partnership is […]

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Subway workers to stage strike in Romanian capital

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - Subway workers in the Romanian capital will go on strike this week after they failed to win an agreement on wage demands. The subway union said Monday there would be a 12-hour strike Wednesday, defying a court ruling that the strike
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Subway workers to stage strike in Romanian capital

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - Subway workers in the Romanian capital will go on strike this week after they failed to win an agreement on wage demands. The subway union said Monday there would be a 12-hour strike Wednesday, defying a court ruling that the strike was illegal. The union wants ...

Rhode Island's top tourism official to head Boston agency

BOSTON (AP) - Rhode Island's top tourism official has been named the new head of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau. The organization's board on Friday selected Martha Sheridan as its new CEO. She succeeds Pat Moscaritolo, who retires in Februar
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Rhode Island's top tourism official to head Boston agency

BOSTON (AP) - Rhode Island's top tourism official has been named the new head of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau. The organization's board on Friday selected Martha Sheridan as its new CEO. She succeeds Pat Moscaritolo, who retires in February 2019. Sheridan has overseen the Providence Warwick Convention ...

Plans to expand Detroit's Motown Museum get $500,000 boost

DETROIT (AP) - The Motown Museum's expansion plans are getting a $500,000 boost. The grant from the DTE Energy Foundation was announced Monday by Robin Terry, CEO and chairwoman of the museum . The money will help support the development of an education and c
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Plans to expand Detroit's Motown Museum get $500,000 boost

DETROIT (AP) - The Motown Museum's expansion plans are getting a $500,000 boost. The grant from the DTE Energy Foundation was announced Monday by Robin Terry, CEO and chairwoman of the museum . The money will help support the development of an education and community engagement space at the museum ...

Elevator in Chicago skyscraper fell 84 floors before rescue

CHICAGO (AP) - People rescued from a trapped elevator in one of Chicago's tallest skyscrapers later learned they had dropped 84 floors. The Chicago Tribune reported Monday that six people, including a pregnant woman, got into the elevator early Friday after l
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Elevator in Chicago skyscraper fell 84 floors before rescue

CHICAGO (AP) - People rescued from a trapped elevator in one of Chicago's tallest skyscrapers later learned they had dropped 84 floors. The Chicago Tribune reported Monday that six people, including a pregnant woman, got into the elevator early Friday after leaving a restaurant on the 95th floor of the ...

Enjoy Pre-Black Friday Prices on These Drones and Save Up to 62 Percent

If you’ve been patiently waiting for the right time to purchase a drone, your persistence is about to pay off. That’s because there’s a wide selection currently offered at special pre-Black Friday prices. […] The post Enjoy Pre-Black Friday Pr
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Enjoy Pre-Black Friday Prices on These Drones and Save Up to 62 Percent

If you’ve been patiently waiting for the right time to purchase a drone, your persistence is about to pay off. That’s because there’s a wide selection currently offered at special pre-Black Friday prices. […] The post Enjoy Pre-Black Friday Prices on These Drones and Save Up to 62 Percent appeared first on Geek.com.

Baby Mountain Lion Rescued From Home After Being Fed Bratwurst

Colorado officials are warning the public to leave wildlife alone after they rescued a sick baby mountain lion from a home where it was fed bratwurst and kept indoors. On Thursday, Colorado Parks […] The post Baby Mountain Lion Rescued From Home After B
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Baby Mountain Lion Rescued From Home After Being Fed Bratwurst

Colorado officials are warning the public to leave wildlife alone after they rescued a sick baby mountain lion from a home where it was fed bratwurst and kept indoors. On Thursday, Colorado Parks […] The post Baby Mountain Lion Rescued From Home After Being Fed Bratwurst appeared first on Geek.com.

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Brian Bowen sues Adidas, associates over corruption scandal

Former Louisville and South Carolina player Brian Bowen II has sued Adidas and several of its associates alleging federal racketeering violations
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Brian Bowen sues Adidas, associates over corruption scandal

Former Louisville and South Carolina player Brian Bowen II has sued Adidas and several of its associates alleging federal racketeering violations

Fukuzumi, Makino won't return to F2 in 2019

Fukuzumi and Makino have been placed with the Arden and Russian Time teams respectively in the Formula 1 support category this year, with Fukuzumi combining his F2 role with a drive with the Mugen squad in Super Formula. European F3 graduate Makino has so fa
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Fukuzumi, Makino won't return to F2 in 2019

Fukuzumi and Makino have been placed with the Arden and Russian Time teams respectively in the Formula 1 support category this year, with Fukuzumi combining his F2 role with a drive with the Mugen squad in Super Formula. European F3 graduate Makino has so far been the more successful of the pair, earning a feature race win in Monza and currently sitting 13th in the points, four places higher ... Keep reading

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