Now Vodafone Group Plc has acknowledged to Bloomberg that it found vulnerabilities going back years with equipment supplied by Shenzhen-based Huawei for the carrier’s Italian business. While Vodafone says the issues were resolved, the revelation may further damage the reputation of a major symbol of China’s global technology prowess.
According to the new Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, federal employees now have the option to rearrange their work hours in order to earn compensation for time they take off for religious reasons. The new rules allow employees “to elect to engage in overtime work and earn a special form of compensatory time off to make up for the time lost in meeting those personal religious requirements.”
Eric Schmidt will depart Alphabet’s board this June, after holding a seat for 18 years. His departure comes just over a year after Schmidt stepped down from his role as Alphabet’s executive chairman — it also comes as Google struggles with internal turmoil over its involvement with US military contracts, potential business in China, and reported cover-ups of sexual misconduct.
In a post to his own Instagram page, Donald Trump Jr. recently claimed that Instagram removed a post by his friend Omar Avila, an Army veteran who lost his right leg and suffered third and fourth-degree burns across 75 percent of his body. Avila is now an avid hunter and second amendment advocate who met Trump Jr. at an NRA show where they took a photo together. Shortly after Avila posted this photo, it was allegedly removed by Instagram for violating the site’s terms of service.
According to Reuters, Prince suggested during meetings in the U.S. and Europe that a private army of 5,000 would be deployed in support of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido... But a person familiar with the Trump administration’s thinking told Reuters it’s unlikely the White House would support Prince’s plan. A spokesman for Prince, meanwhile, insisted that Prince “has no plans to operate or implement an operation in Venezuela.”
A person familiar with Trump admin's 'Thinking' said what? Stories like these are just for social a/b testing. On the one hand it's a public reaction test, on the other, it's something that creates unpredictability of Trump's real moves to his enemies.
In a recent blog post, BloombergNEF energy analyst Nathaniel Bullard notes that in 2017 the point at which an electric vehicle would become cheaper than a combustion-engine vehicle of the same size was estimated to be 2026. Last year that closed to 2024, and he says the latest analysis suggests it’s now 2022 for large vehicles in the European Union. That’s because the falling price of lithium-ion batteries means they account for a shrinking share of the total cost of a vehicle.
The price of the battery pack is the overarching concern; EVs will see a boost if lithium prices remain relatively low.
While Comey has remained silent in the 24 hours since the letter went public, Benjamin Wittes, editor-in-chief of Lawfare, reacted to that passage with uneasiness. "The deputy attorney general shouldn't be having 'personal conversations' with the president," he said.
The deputy attorney general shouldn't be having "personal conversations" with the president. https://t.co/3OezMaxfhu
“We agreed on a number, which was very, very good — $2 trillion for infrastructure,” said Schumer, a New York Democrat. “Originally, we had started a little lower, and even the president was eager to push it up to $2 trillion. That is a very good thing.”
A pair of Israeli security researchers say they discovered the unprotected database while working on a web mapping project with VPN review site vpnMentor. In addition to names and addresses, the 24GB database also stored coded information on people's gender, marital status, income levels, and whether they've been a homeowner.
In a tweet, the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries explained that officials worked with a local fisherman to take the harness off the whale’s body. Joergen Ree Wiig of the Directorate says "Equipment St. Petersburg" is written on the harness strap, which features a mount for an action camera.
Frank Caramagna, 74, resigned on Sunday, the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office said. Between March 2017 and November 2018, Caramagna allegedly filled in ballots of other registered voters, according to the Prosecutor's Office... Caramagnawas Elmwood Park's first Democratic mayor in nearly 50 years...
The Fake News Media and their little minions have been constantly saying that voter fraud was a Conspiracy Theory. Hopefully most of this will all be rooted out before the 2020 election.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has taken to the streets with detained activist Leopoldo Lopez and a small contingent of heavily armed soldiers in a military uprising. “This is the moment of all Venezuelans, those in uniform and those who aren’t,” said Lopez in his first public appearance since being detained in 2014... Moments earlier, Guaidó appeared in an early morning video shot next to a Caracas air base surrounded by several heavily armed soldiers backed by a few armored vehicles. Guaido said soldiers who had taken to the streets were protecting Venezuela’s constitution... “The moment is now,” he said...
"We have to make sure that people understand that this is not about Hollywood, it's not about movies," he said. "This is about ultimately protecting the only planet we know, right now, to host life and that is the planet Earth."...
The nanostructures constructed of DNA molecules can be programmed to function at pH-responsive cargo carriers, paving the way towards functional drug-delivery vehicles, according to a new study of the University of Jyvaskyla and Aalto University... these discoveries help pave the way for developing smart and fully programmable drug-delivery vehicles for nanomedicine...
The black hole was sucking gas from a nearby star and while it’s true that black holed spit out matter, researchers observers that this one was shooting out plasma in rapid succession. Experts believe that there’s a connection between the strange phenomenon and the ‘wobble of a spinning top,’ as it spun rapidly over the span of just a few hours...
The White House directed national security and diplomatic officials to find a way to place sanctions on the group after a White House visit on April 9 by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt, for whom the Brotherhood represents a source of political opposition. In a private meeting without reporters and photographers, Mr. el-Sisi urged Mr. Trump to take that step and join Egypt in branding the movement a terrorist organization. Such a designation imposes wide-ranging economic and travel sanctions on companies and individuals who interact with the targeted group...
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