Harvard rescinds medal awarded to Harvey Weinstein in 2014

Women go public with Weinstein allegations Harvard has decided to strip Harvey Weinstein of an award it gave him in 2014. The Hutchins Center for African and African American Research voted unanimously on Wednesday to rescind Weinstein’s W. E. B. Du Bois Medal. The movie mogul has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by dozens of women in recent weeks. The allegations span nearly three decades. “We stand with the women who have courageously come forward to fight for themselves and indeed for all of those who have experienced ...

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Follow live: Arrieta takes the mound with Cubs season on the line

Regardless of the outcome of this series Joe Maddon says he wants all his coaches to return next season. He thinks they have great communication within the staff. Maddon was asked about his old pitching coach in TB, Jim Hickey. Hickey was recently let go but the Cubs manager did not indicate any reason we would see him in Chicago next year. Jesse Rogers, ESPN Staff Writer Let’s block ads! (Why?) www.espn.com – TOP

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Activision Patents System to Make Microtransactions Even More Obnoxious

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Years ago, you would buy a game for an agreed upon amount of money, and that was the end of the transaction. Then, horse armor happened. Paid downloadable content (or “microtransactions”) has only gotten more popular in the games industry since then, culminating in the current raft of free-to-play and heavily monetized “premium” games. The now-common “loot boxes” might not be the ultimate form of microtransactions. Activision has been granted a patent for a system ...

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Brexit: May offers more assurances to EU nationals

Theresa May has vowed to make it as easy as possible for EU citizens to remain in the UK after Brexit ahead of a key summit of European leaders. In a Facebook post, the prime minister insisted the application process for settled status would be “streamlined” and the cost “as low as possible”. She said representatives of EU citizens will sit on a “user group” which will iron out any problems in the system. The other 27 EU leaders will assess overall progress in the talks so far. At a ...

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Blue Apron lays off hundreds just months after IPO

Wall Street gets its first taste of Blue Apron IPO Blue Apron is fighting to get back in the black. Blue Apron(APRN) laid off 6% of its staff across its fulfillment centers and corporate offices on Wednesday in an effort to get closer to profitability, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. No headcount was provided. Blue Apron reported having more than 5,000 employees when it went public in June, suggesting 300 people may have been cut. Reps for Blue Apron did not immediately respond to a ...

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Follow live: Keuchel, Astros seek to stop Yanks' home revival

Aaron Judge continues to answer his MVP candidate rival, Jose Altuve. While Altuve looked like the far superior player in the first two games in Houston, Judge is beginning to take over the series in the Bronx. After his big hits in the Yankees’ ALCS Game 4 comeback win, Judge added an RBI double in the third to extend the Yankees’ lead in Game 5. Andrew Marchand, ESPN Senior Writer Let’s block ads! (Why?) www.espn.com – TOP

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Gartner Predicts PC Industry Will Grow, but Only One Part of It

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The last few years haven’t been kind to the PC industry. From a high of 365 million devices shipped in 2011, the industry has contracted to just 263 million units shipped (estimated) for 2017. That’s more than a 25 percent drop, and it’s had a serious impact on multiple companies, from HP’s decision to split its consumer and enterprise product divisions, to Dell’s decision to go private several years ago. After six straight years of ...

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Trump was insensitive in call to widow – soldier's mother

Media playback is unsupported on your device The mother of a US soldier who was killed in action has backed a congresswoman’s claim that President Donald Trump showed insensitivity during a phone call to her son’s widow. Representative Frederica Wilson said he had told Myeshia Johnson: “He knew what he was signing up for, but I guess it hurts anyway.” Mr Trump said Ms Wilson’s account was “totally fabricated”. Sgt La David Johnson was killed in Niger by Islamist militants this month. He was one four US special service soldiers ...

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Ethics case against Trump awaits green light from judge

Secret Service paid Mar-a-Lago thousands Ethics experts have sued the president. Now a judge has to decide whether their case can go forward. At issue: Payments from foreign entities to his hotels, clubs and restaurants, which some watchdogs say violate an anti-corruption measure in the Constitution. The constitutional provision in question — the Emoluments Clause — bars the president from accepting gifts from foreign governments without permission from Congress. CREW claims that because Trump refused to sell his business holdings before the inauguration, he’s in violation of the statute. Related: ...

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