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Maxwell to challenge accusers, seek distance from Epstein at sex abuse trial

Reuters
NEW YORK, Nov 23 (Reuters) – British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell’s defense in her sex abuse trial will focus on undermining her accusers and distancing her from Jeffrey Epstein, the financier for whom she is charged with recruiting underage girls, according to legal experts and court filings. In what is viewed......

For Rules in Technology, the Challenge is to Balance Code and Law

New York Times
This article is part of our latest DealBook special report on the trends that will shape the coming decades. The first time the Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig told computer scientists they were the unwitting regulators of the digital age — about 20 years ago — he made a coder......

Benedict Cumberbatch on challenge of playing a bullying misogynist

BBC
“Jane really helped facilitate that, right at the beginning she introduced me to the crew, saying, ‘this is Phil, you’ll meet Benedict at the end of the shoot, he’s really nice. This is Phil.’ It gave me full permission to do that, without feeling self-conscious. Because it’s a way to......

WTA support of Peng Shuai an unprecedented challenge to China

ESPN
Steve Simon, chairman and CEO of the Women’s Tennis Association, understood the potential political and financial backlash his organization could face from the Chinese government, according to multiple sources familiar with the decision-making process, before making an unprecedented public statement this week that prioritized the safety of an athlete over......

Analysis: Pandemic debt adds to challenge of funding world’s climate goals

Reuters
A picture illustration of U.S. dollar, Swiss Franc, British pound and Euro bank notes, taken in Warsaw January 26, 2011. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/File Photo World debt hovers just under $300 trillion Possible constraint as climate challenges grow Low-income countries face debt distress risks WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Huge spending by......

5 Things to Know After Week 10: The Challenge of Building a Superteam In-Season

Sports Illustrated
If you are sitting here after Week 10, as you have done through most of the NFL season, wondering which teams are actually good, then boy, does Gary Gramling have a treat for you: His midseason ranking mitigating “luck” factors like fumble-recovery rate and fourth-down conversions. If you can get......

Philippines central bank boss says inflation biggest challenge of 2022

BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59286414?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA “Right now inflation is elevated because of food prices. And that’s a resultof recent weather disturbances. Also partly because of the international price of crude oil, which of course has affected the whole world,” Mr Diokno said in an exclusive interview with Asia Business Report. BBC – For more......

U.S. ex-congressman Beto O’Rourke to challenge Texas Governor Abbott

Reuters
Nov 15 (Reuters) – Beto O’Rourke, the former U.S. congressman from Texas whose surprisingly close 2018 loss to Senator Ted Cruz made him a Democratic star, said on Monday he will challenge Republican Greg Abbott in next year’s race for governor of the state. O’Rourke has been seen as his......

Clock runs out on challenge to Tennessee’s 48-hour waiting period for abortions

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jon Styf, The Center Square Tennessee’s 48-hour waiting period for abortions will stand. The law was first challenged six years ago, with a district court ruling the statutory waiting period violated a woman’s right to have an abortion. The......

GOP state senator announces potential challenge to Slotkin in Michigan

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Olafimihan Oshin Michigan state Sen. Tom Barrett (R) has announced he’ll run for Congress in 2022, potentially setting up a high-profile race against Rep. Elissa SlotkinElissa SlotkinFormer GOP Rep. Mike Bishop ‘strongly considering’ comeback bid Providing affordable housing to recruit......

Tom Brady, Lamar Jackson and others on pace to challenge some big NFL records

ESPN
7:13 AM ET Kelly CohenESPN Records are meant to be broken. In the NFL, a whopping four of the biggest season-based records could be rewritten by the time the 2021 season ends. While the 2021 season has 17 games for the first time — instead of the 16 of the......

Vanessa Nakate, speaking for a leery youth movement, offers a challenge: ‘Prove us wrong.’

@BreaknNews
GLASGOW — Vanessa Nakate, a climate activist from Uganda, told the United Nations climate summit on Thursday that she and her peers did not believe the pledges that ministers, corporations and banks made this week to move aggressively on climate change. But they want to. “I’m actually here to beg......

JD.com plans to boost overseas investment as China’s e-commerce giants look to challenge Amazon

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here GUANGZHOU, China — JD.com plans to increase investment overseas, one of its top executives told CNBC, as Chinese e-commerce giants look to tap international users. The technology giant has been less aggressive than its rival Alibaba in expanding its presence......

Marine veteran launches challenge to Gottheimer in New Jersey

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Mychael Schnell Marine veteran Nick De Gregorio on Wednesday launched a bid to oust Rep. Josh GottheimerJoshua (Josh) GottheimerBiden’s next challenge: Selling the infrastructure bill CBO indicates lawmakers will have to wait for full score on social spending The......

Google loses challenge against EU antitrust ruling, $2.8-bln fine

Reuters
LUXEMBOURG, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Alphabet (GOOGL.O) unit Google lost an appeal against a 2.42-billion-euro ($2.8-billion) antitrust decision on Wednesday, a major win for Europe’s competition chief in the first of three court rulings central to the EU push to regulate big tech. Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager fined the world’s......

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