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China’s propaganda chief says Cold War mentality hindering mutual trust in cyberspace

“WUZHEN, China (Reuters) – A “Cold War mentality” and “bully behavior” are hindering mutual trust in cyberspace, China’s propaganda chief said on Sunday at the start of the World Internet Conference in the eastern Chinese town of Wuzhen” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “The Cold War thinking and zero sum game, this has stopped and hindered exchanges in cyberspace.Also, bully behavior in cyberspace has had a negative impact on mutual trust,” he said.The state-run World Internet Conference, one of the country’s most prominent tech conferences, takes place this year…

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China market regulator chief met with Apple CEO Tim Cook

“Apple last week removed from its app store an app that helped Hong Kong protesters track police movements after a Chinese state newspaper sharply criticized it for allowing the software” writes Min Read for reuters.com. Cook had defended the removal in the face of criticism for appeasing mainland China, telling Apple workers that “this decision best protects our users”.BEIJING (Reuters) – Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook met the chief of China’s market regulator in Beijing on Thursday, the Chinese agency said, a week after the U.S. firm was thrust…

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Ken Fisher’s sexist comments have cost his company nearly $1 billion in assets

“The City of Boston is ending its relationship with Fisher Investments, pulling $248 million in pension assets from the firm” writes Darla Mercado for cnbc.com. Mayor Martin Walsh announced on Wednesday that the city would stop working with the company in light of sexist comments Ken Fisher had made at an investment conference last week. Source: cnbc.com

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Freddie Kitchens discusses adversity, mistakes in Monday press conference: Transcript

“Around him and me personally, I have to continue to do a better job of continuing to put him in a better situation” writes Cleveland Com for cleveland.com. We need to do a better job of doing what we are supposed to do.CLEVELAND, Ohio – Here’s a transcript of Freddie Kitchens’ Monday press conference, as provided by the Browns’ media-relations department: “Win or lose, it is always going to be the same on Monday.Everybody is going to do their job.” On what is stopping the Browns from being a team:…

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Health And Human Services Conference In Duluth

“DULUTH, MN (KDAL) – One of the largest health and human services conferences in the state is expanding in Duluth to include a social networking event this year” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The conference is expected to draw 3 thousand participants from the public and private sector.Walk-in registration is available on any day of the conference at the door. Source: 95kqds.com

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Wildlife trafficking on the rise all across continent

“The illegal wildlife trade is increasing all across Latin America, the first high-level conference on the issue in the Americas was told” writes Dan Collyns for theguardian.com. After drugs, guns and human trafficking, wildlife trafficking is the world’s most lucrative organised crime with an annual value of around $20bn (£16bn) each year, according to a 2016 report by Interpol and the UN environment programme.The threatened carnivore was the image chosen as the emblem for the initiative launched in Lima on illegal wildlife trade last week.Both the UK and the US…

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The flopping of the IPOs: Tech’s biggest investors came to San Francisco for a major startup conference, and one topic stole the show

“The Disrupt conference in San Francisco, organized by Tech Crunch, is a longstanding showcase for cutting-edge startups and products” writes Megan Hernbroth for businessinsider.com. In all, direct listings were discussed in at least three major panels throughout the first two days of the Disrupt conference.For the entrepreneurs and techies who convened at the Disrupt conference, the fixation on the direct listing underscored the eternal optimism that runs through Silicon Valley.For many of the VC investors on hand, the remedy was simple: a direct listing, that sidesteps the traditional, banker-controlled IPO…

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Pompeo Blasts China Over Uighur Muslims During Vatican Visit

“Pompeo reserved his toughest criticism for China in a keynote speech at a Vatican conference on religious freedom” writes Min Read for reuters.com. VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday blasted China over its treatment of Uighur Muslims, during a Vatican conference taking place in the shadow of a political crisis back home. Source: reuters.com

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Javid considers scrapping inheritance tax

“It may also be seen as further evidence of a determination to keep step with Nigel Farage, after his Brexit Party made scrapping inheritance tax a top priority in the summer” writes Rob Merrick for independent.co.uk. Sajid Javid has revealed he is considering scrapping inheritance tax in what would be a huge handout to some of the wealthiest people in Britain. “It’s something that’s on my mind,” the chancellor told a fringe meeting at the Conservative Party conference, agreeing with a questioner who branded it the “most hated tax”.The tax is…

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