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Stasi files: scanner struggles to stitch together surveillance state scraps

Stasi files: scanner struggles to stitch together surveillance state scraps

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Machine tasked with digitally reassembling torn-up East German secret police reports leads into troubleThe world's biggest jigsaw perplex may have to be solved by hand, as engineering strives to piece together billions of Stasi files rent to shreds in the dying periods of the East German regime. The government-funded Stasi evidences bureau confirmed this week that it had had to halt an EUR8m( PS7m) project to digitally reassemble the substance of 23 purses stuffed with torn-up records detailing the program activities of the secret police, because the searching hardware it was using was not advanced enough. Over the 40 -year existence of communist Eastern germany, the country security ministry built one of the most tightly knit surveillance states in recent record. The Stasi, short for th...
Nike’s U.S. Slump Persists

Nike’s U.S. Slump Persists

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Nike Inc. is still fighting in Northern america, even as it attains gains in most other regions.The world's largest athletics label posted quarterly marketings that fell short of estimates in its residence sell, while beating them in Greater China and Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Nike shares alternated between loss and gains in late trading.The makes show that Nike still faces a challenge in regaining its footing in the U.S ., where several retail collaborators have faltered and rival Adidas AG has been taking the shares. The company succeeded, nonetheless, in beating the cost estimates for revenue and has minimise relates over its North America results. Nike's North American Malaise Sales growth in its largest marketplace has been slowing
A Disney Deal for Fox Is Coming Within Days

A Disney Deal for Fox Is Coming Within Days

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Walt Disney Co . may announce a deal as soon as the coming week to acquire a large article of 21st Century Fox Inc ., according to person or persons very well known the matter, transferring famed Hollywood properties to brand-new owners.Comcast Corp ., the other major competitor for the Fox assets, said Monday it's no longer in the running.A trust belonging to Fox Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch and members of their families would end up with a small stake in Disney in the transaction, said the person, who questioned not to be identified because the discussions are private. Disney would acquire Fox's movie and Tv studio, networks including FX and National Geographic, and international assets including Star India's TV canals and a 39 percentage stake in European satellite provider Sky Plc...
Fox Is in Good Shape, Lachlan Murdoch Says Amid Deal Speculation

Fox Is in Good Shape, Lachlan Murdoch Says Amid Deal Speculation

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21st Century Fox Inc. Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch declined to comment on reports the company held talks to sell resources to reportsthis week that Disney held talks to buy Fox's film and Tv studio, along with cable networks including FX at National Geographic. Fox would have retained the Fox News Channel, the flagship broadcast systems, neighbourhood terminals and athletics programming. The discussions have ended, is in accordance with people familiar with the matter. The news raised questions about where the Murdochs, who comprised virtually 40 percent of the voting power in Fox, is our intention to take the company. They're currently trying to buy out public shareholders in
Asia Now Has More Billionaires Than the U.S.

Asia Now Has More Billionaires Than the U.S.

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The world's wealthiest individuals are on a roll with billionaires in Asia producing the pack.Billionaire wealth increased 17 percentage to$ 6 trillion in 2016, after a drop-off the previous year, Yusaku Maezawa, was the buyer of this year's most expensive artwork at auction, a paint by Jean-Michel Basquiat for $110.5 million.More than 140 top sports fraternities around the world are owned by 109 billionaires, who are on average 68 years old with a opulence of$ 5 billion, according to the survey.Billionaires are a key target segment for UBS, the world's largest opulence administrator, as the bank expects the wealth of ultra-high-net-worth men to develop faster than the world median. In addition to publishing the annual billionaires report, the Swiss bank has been building out a manager i...
This Company Says Its Software Can Pick Soccer Stars

This Company Says Its Software Can Pick Soccer Stars

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About ten years ago, when Eric Castien was writing a history of Real Madrid soccer suns, he asked scouts and coaches what characterized the greats." They all pointed to their brain and said,' It's in between the ears, something complex, maybe even magic ,'" the Dutch reporter and entrepreneur recollects. Could they be more specific? Not really.Castien ran seeming. In 2012 he convened Ilja Sligte, an associate professor at the University of Amsterdam and a rising star in cognitive neuroscience. Two years later the pair founded Sports Entertainment Group, one of the world's most valuable football bureaux." We have set time into certain players we wouldn't have three or four years ago" based on BrainsFirst's test, Vos says.The experimenting corporation likewise counts among its clients top Du...
The Latest on Catalonia’s Independence Referendum

The Latest on Catalonia’s Independence Referendum

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Barcelona, Spain( AP) -- The Latest on Catalonia's referendum Sunday on breaking away from Spain( all times local ): 12: 40 a.m. A Catalan official says preliminary results display 90 percent in the interests of freedom in the vote was rejected by Spain. Catalan regional government spokesman Jordi Turull told reporters early Monday that 90 percentage of the 2.26 million Catalans who voted Sunday selected the' Yes' side in favor of liberty. He said practically 8 percent of voters repudiated liberty and the rest of the ballots were blank or vacancy. He said 15,000 referendums were still being counted. Turull said the number of ballots didn't include those confiscated by Spanish police during violent raids Sunday that aimed to stop the vote. At least 844 people and 33 police were injured...
Catalan referendum: preliminary results show 90% in favour of independence

Catalan referendum: preliminary results show 90% in favour of independence

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Spanish prime minister protects violent response to poll, as raids on ballot terminals by rioting police leave the thousands of Catalans injuredCatalan officials have claimed that preliminary results of its referendum have shown 90% in favor of independence in the vote vehemently opposed by Spain. Jordi Turull, the Catalan regional government spokesman, told reporters early on Monday morning that 90% of the 2.26 million Catalans who voted Sunday selected yes. He said virtually 8 % of voters rejected liberty and the rest of the ballots were blank or vacancy. He said 15,000 votes were still being counted.The part has 5.3 million registered voters. Turull said the number of ballots did not include those confiscated by Spanish police during violent raids which resulted in hundreds of people b...