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NSI Ventures hits first close on new $125M fund for Southeast Asia

 There’s been pause since Southeast Asia last welcomed fresh venture capital, but one reload is on its way after NSI Ventures, an early investors in Indonesian unicorn and Uber rival Go-Jek, announced a first close of its second fund, which is tar

Jesus double leads Man City past Everton 3-1

Manchester City showed there was no lasting damage from last week's surprise defeat at Chelsea as the Premier League defending champions beat Everton 3-1

10 Awesome Comics With Trans Characters by Trans Creators

There have long been LGBT people involved in the comics medium. In Western (and more specifically American) Comics, we’ve seen comics for and by queer people going back decades as part of the […] The post 10 Awesome Comics With Trans Characters b

Voting Rights Roundup: Wisconsin's Scott Walker signs law grabbing power from Democratic successor

Leading Off ● Wisconsin: On Friday, outgoing Republican Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a power grab that strips powers from the Democrat who beat him last month, Gov.-elect Tony Evers. Using their gerrymandered majorities in a lame-duck session, Wiscons

Kilde wins downhill marred by nasty crash involving Gisin

Norway's Aleksander Aamodt Kilde won by a large margin in a World Cup downhill that was marred by a nasty crash involving Swiss skier Marc Gisin

Celebrities who died in 2018: Stephen Hawking, Stan Lee, other geek greats - CNET

Remembering the many big names in pop culture, science and politics who left us this year.

The 29 best AR apps for iOS that you need try - CNET

Here are our favorite augmented reality apps for Apple devices.

Bumblebee director on replacing Michael Bay: 'I couldn't go bigger' - CNET

Travis Knight reveals how Bay and Steven Spielberg inspired the Transformers spin-off.

Paul Ryan’s disgraceful last act: Providing cover for Trump on Yemen war

Just as Republicans find some spine on foreign policy, Paul Ryan bids farewell to D.C. by doing Trump’s bidding

Get spa-worthy sleep with these bamboo sheets

The Bamboo Comfort 6-Piece Luxury Sheet Set provides premium comfort

Audit of Supermicro finds no evidence of secret spy chips from China

The news offers just one more in what’s proving to be a long line of oddities related to the story

Ad Diriyah E-Prix: Da Costa wins frantic season five opener

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Top 5 tech gifts for drivers - Roadshow

Cooley picks out his favorite affordable, high-tech toys for the car.

Force India ended 2018 «one upgrade behind» due to budget

Financial problems at the squad came to a head in the middle of the year, and it had to go into administration and be reconstituted under the ownership of a consortium led by Lawrence Stroll. That allowed the team to continue racing and to go into the future

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: The walls are closing in on the Republicans

George Packer/Atlantic: The Corruption of the Republican Party The fact that no plausible election outcome can check the abuse of power is what makes political corruption so dangerous. It strikes at the heart of democracy. It destroys the compact between t

BoB-Dena-Vijaya Bank merger unwarranted, will lead to job cuts: AIBEA

Opposing the merger of these three banks, nearly one million bank employees and officers will take part in a nation-wide srike on Dec 26, says AIBEA

Struggling Tech 3 KTMs «losing something big»

Tech 3, which ended a 20-year relationship with Yamaha to become the second-string KTM operation in 2019, suffered a difficult start to its new alliance with the Austrian manufacturer in Valencia and Jerez. Both Syahrin and new teammate Miguel Oliveira, who i

Driver criticism prompts Ad Diriyah attack mode change

Several drivers, including reigning champion Jean-Eric Vergne, criticised the placement of the zone, which is situated at the exit of Turn 17 at the season-opening circuit, and that corner feeds onto the track's main straight. The off-line activation area is

Bad crash for Gisin in World Cup downhill

Swiss skier Marc Gisin is being tended to by medical personnel following a nasty crash in a World Cup downhill

German rail operator, union agree on new wage package

BERLIN (AP) - Germany's rail operator says it has reached a new wage agreement with workers, averting the possibility of more strikes during the Christmas travel crunch. Deutsche Bahn said Saturday it had agreed with the EVG union, which negotiates for aroun

Zydus Cadila gets USFDA nod to market generic drug

The company also received tentative approval from the USFDA for Pregabalin capsules.

California is first state to mandate zero-emission bus fleet

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California moved Friday to eliminate climate-changing fossil fuels from its fleet of 12,000 transit buses, enacting a first-in-the-nation mandate that will vastly increase the number of electric buses on the road. The California Air

US orders some staffers from Congo as election approaches

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The United States has ordered «non-emergency» government employees and family members to leave Congo as a major election approaches and armed groups remain a concern. A new advisory urges Americans not to travel to eastern Cong

FIFA leader Infantino wins SE Asia support for re-election

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has received another pledge of support in his campaign for re-election next year

Wall Street, banks, and angry citizens

The inequality gap on a planet growing more extreme

Former judges denounce immigration arrests at courthouses

Judges from across the country call on ICE Director to halt courthouse arrests

Russia may participate in construction of Trans-African railway

Moscow is ready to take part in the ambitious project of constructing a cross-continental railway line which will connect East and West Africa. That’s according to the Russia-Sudan intergovernmental commission. Read Full Article at RT.com

Evans wins inaugural Jaguar eTrophy race

Evans, elder brother of Jaguar Formula E ace Mitch, led from start to finish, but was made to work hard for his win. With qualifying having been rained off, the starting order was decided by the free practice session that took place on Friday evening and mean

Indian FMCG sector gaining momentum with changing lifestyles: Industry experts

Brands that matter will be those that stand up for an issue — societal or environmental — and are defined by authenticity and consistency

Ad Diriyah E-Prix: Da Costa takes first Gen2 pole for BMW

After wet weather cancelled the planned FP1 and FP2 sessions, qualifying took place just a short while after a hastily rescheduled practice run did occur. Qualifying was organised into two groups instead of the usual four, with NIO’s Tom Dillmann taking to

PNB scam: SFIO yet to submit report on Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi

A multi-agency probe is already underway into the fraud, which was mainly perpetrated by way of fraudulent Letters of Undertaking

Public credit registry better for SMEs, not special norms: Viral Acharya

Work on the registry is happening in a 'modular' manner and it will take three-five years before every financial transaction is recorded, Acharya said

Micro lenders' net interest margins to face pressure over competition: KPMG

KPMG said the MFI sectors awaited parity in terms of restrictions related to lending when compared to small finance banks

Oppo sets up RD centre in Hyderabad

Oppo did not disclose the investment details of the research centre in Hyderabad.

Indian Energy Exchange: Buyback is likely to be value accretive for shareholders

Our calculations suggest that at the current market price, even if the company is able to utilise 50 percent of cash on its books, it would be in a position to buy back close to 4.5 percent of its paid-up equity.

Alonso: LMP1/Indy efforts helped F1 qualifying whitewash

Alonso beat Vandoorne in every qualifying session in 2018 and was last outqualified in the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix, a run of 26 races.   He is not expected to return to the grid after stepping away from McLaren for 2019 and billing the Abu Dhabi season fin

FE changes Ad Diriyah qualifying format after weather chaos

Instead of group qualifying being split into four sets, the drivers will now go out into two 11-driver groups A and B, with each session lasting 15 minutes. The grid will be set by the fastest times from the two groups, with no superpole session. FE group qua

Goodman, Slocum key No. 8 Oregon St. rout over E. Washington

Aleah Goodman scored 22 points and Destiny Slocum added 17 to lead No. 8 Oregon State to a 93-45 win over Eastern Washington in the Maui Jim Maui Classic

Net interest margins of MFIs to face pressure: KPMG

Micro-finance instituitions can additionally enhance penetration of insurance in general and life insurance sector, KPMG said in a report.

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