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City rallies behind 13-year-old entrepreneur after a racist moron calls the cops

“Shortly after getting up and running, a complaint was made to the Minneapolis Department of Health about his food stand, AP reported” writes Kellen Beck for mashable.com. Instead of attempting to shut Faulkner down, the city pitched in and took care of his $87 permit so he could keep selling his food and making money for school. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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Dependent on trade, Mike Pence’s hometown takes a hit due to Trump’s tariffs

“The Cummins plants, which produce engines, generators and other equipment, epitomize how deeply international trade has become rooted in cities and towns throughout the nation” reports washingtonpost.com. Now the aggressive pursuit of foreign trade that made this city a recession-busting economic miracle has made it decidedly vulnerable, with businesses already canceling projects and mulling the depth of job losses.But the alliance of the past is being threatened by the administration Mike Pence now serves, as President Trump’s trade war with multiple nations clobbers Cummins and other local companies.I think we’re…

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Investors want radical change to get Hammerson back on top

“Shopping centre owner Hammerson faces a backlash from shareholders on plans to trim its portfolio of properties, amid simmering frustration over its handling of takeover bids earlier this year” writes Liam Halligan for telegraph.co.uk. Activist investor Elliott Advisors, which recently ­increased its stake in Hammerson to almost 5.3pc, has spent the past few weeks rallying other shareholders to call for a more radical shake-up than the one due to be proposed this week by David Atkins, the chief executive. He is expected to outline plans to sell some ­under-performing properties…

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Wild About Tech, China Even Loves Robot Waiters That Can’t Serve

“It is among several security robots that have shown up at train stations and airports around China in recent months” reports nytimes.com. During a winter visit to the station, the robot was nowhere to be found. A team of waiters standing nearby said a human hand was required for soup and steamed dishes, lest the robots inadvertently splash someone with hot liquid. Source: nytimes.com Share This:

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Chinese team preparing to offer Dwyane Wade ‘monster deal,’ report says

“The Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association are preparing to offer the 36-year-old guard “a monster deal,” according to basketball reporter Zhang Duo (via Sportando)” reports sportingnews.com. Dwyane Wade could have another option to weigh as he makes a decision on whether he will keep playing professional basketball.Wade signed a lifetime deal with Chinese apparel company Li-Ning earlier this week and has recently been in China to promote the release of his “Way of Wade 7” shoe. Source: sportingnews.com Share This:

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Fiat Chrysler picks Jeep executive to replace ailing CEO

“Fiat Chrysler said in a statement that due to his deteriorating health Marchionne “will be unable to return to work.”” writes Frances D’emilio for sun-sentinel.com. Fiat Chrysler Automobile announced Saturday that CEO Sergio Marchionne’s health had suddenly deteriorated following surgery and that its board of directors had chosen Jeep executive Mike Manley to replace him.Elkann didn’t give details of Marchionne’s health problems, adding that his “first thoughts go to Sergio and his family.”.  Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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Company claims to find 113-year-old sunken ship with massive amount of gold

“A massive Russian ship — with a potential fortune in gold on board — has been discovered at the bottom of the ocean, more than a century after it sank https://t.co/0AVoNty7SC pic.twitter.com/X3yPXaJ8lA A South Korean company is claiming to have found a 113-year-old Russian warship named Dmitrii Donskoi” reports thechive.com. The ship was rumored to have been carrying $130 billion worth of gold when it sank. Source: thechive.com Share This:

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Why WhatsApp’s message-forwarding restrictions won’t curb the spread of fake news

“To recap, back in 2016 WhatsApp began letting users forward messages to multiple chats simultaneously” writes Paul Sawers for venturebeat.com. WhatsApp announced yesterday its latest effort to combat the spread of fake news through its platform.The move came in response to a series of violent lynchings in India that were triggered by the spread of false information through the Facebook-owned messaging service.Limit the number of “chats” you can forward a message to. Source: venturebeat.com Share This:

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Why your machine-learning team needs better feature-engineering skills

“To power feature engineering, data scientists have developed a range of techniques” writes Pejman Makhfi for venturebeat.com. The skill of feature engineering — crafting data features optimized for machine learning — is as old as data science itself.Domain knowledge and involvement of subject matter experts at this point will ensure the results of your feature engineering add value. 4.As a result, power is shifting to companies that develop an organizational competency in collecting or manufacturing proprietary data — enabled by feature engineering. Source: venturebeat.com Share This:

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