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Deadly protests in Haiti over corruption investigation

Friday 20:02 GMT

Protests have been spurred by a corruption scandal in which government officials are said to have embezzled $3.8 billion (€3.31 billion) in aid from PetroCaribe, an oil assistance program.

At least two people were killed and 11 injured when police opened fire on citizens protesting corruption in the capital Port au Prince on Thursday. The protest took place after a ceremony was held for Haiti's founding father Jean-Jacques Dessalines attended by President Jovenel Moise.

Source: Common Domain

Secretive Data Company Palantir Weighs Giant Public Offering

Friday 20:02 GMT

Data-mining giant Palantir Technologies Inc., one of Silicon Valley’s most secretive companies, is weighing an initial public offering likely to be among the largest in recent years, people familiar with the matter said.

With Palantir, the potentially higher valuation of a public offering reflects in part the firm’s improving business prospects, people familiar with the matter said. After Palantir shared some of its internal metrics with Morgan Stanley bankers, the bank returned with a range of $36 billion to $41 billion for a 2020 public offering, the people said.

Source: The Guradian

UK recycling industry under investigation for fraud and corruption

Friday 20:02 GMT

The plastics recycling industry is facing an investigation into suspected widespread abuse and fraud within the export system amid warnings the world is about to close the door on UK packaging waste, the Guardian has learned.

The ongoing investigation into corruption in the plastics industry comes as the UK seeks new international markets for its plastic waste. In January, China stopped accepting British plastic waste and exports shifted to Malaysia, Vietnam and Poland.

Source: CBS News

Feds subpoena Pennsylvania dioceses in Catholic clergy sex abuse investigation

Friday 20:02 GMT

 The Justice Department has issued subpoenas to at least five of the eight dioceses in Pennsylvania as part of a federal probe into child sexual abuse inside the Roman Catholic Church.

"It's groundbreaking if we're going to see one of the U.S. attorneys pursuing the Catholic cases," said Marci Hamilton, a University of Pennsylvania professor and chief executive of Child USA, a nonprofit think tank focused on preventing child abuse. "The federal government has so far been utterly silent on the Catholic cases."

Source: CBS News

These countries may soon have the highest life expectancies

Friday 20:02 GMT

New research forecasts future life expectancies in 195 countries and territories around the world, and the results for the United States are pretty grim.

The top 10 countries with the highest average life expectancies forecasted for 2040 are:. The study also takes a look at some of the conditions that are shortening people's lives, and projects a significant increase in deaths from non-communicable diseases including diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic kidney disease, and lung cancer.

Source: Common Domain

Uber IPO: A Lot Will Ride on CFO’s Choice of Metrics, Timing

Friday 20:02 GMT

Central to the IPO will be the metrics Nelson Chai, who became Uber’s chief financial officer last month, chooses to justify what some experts consider a lofty valuation for a company that doesn’t expect to be profitable for at least three years.

Finance chief Nelson Chai will have to decide whether Uber will go ahead or trail rival Lyft and what performance indicators to share with investors

Source: Common Domain

Malaysia’s Petronas Set to Buy 10% Stake in Giant Oman Gas Field

Friday 20:02 GMT

Malaysia’s state oil company has agreed to acquire about a 10% stake in the giant Khazzan natural gas field in Oman, according to people familiar with the matter.

The Khazzan gas field is currently producing 1 billion cubic feet of gas a day, with work underway to add another 500 million cubic feet a day by 2021. The company is among a consortium planning to develop a giant LNG project in Canada announced earlier in October.

Source: Fox News

Harvard discrimination trial reveals Ivy League school's different SAT standards for Asian-Americans

Friday 20:02 GMT

Harvard University's dean of admissions has testified the Ivy League school applies different SAT score standards to prospective students based on factors such as race, but insisted the practice is not discriminatory.

Harvard senior Thang Diep, a refugee from Vietnam, released his marked-up Harvard application to testify in support of the Ivy League school, saying his SAT scores were below Harvard’s average, but the interviewer was impressed by his personality, as well as his essay, which helped him.

Source: Common Domain

Jim Scholefield Leaves Nike for Top Tech and Digital Job at Merck

Friday 20:02 GMT

Jim Scholefield is leaving as Nike Inc.’s global CIO to join Merck & Co. as chief information and digital officer, effective Oct. 29.

With the hiring of Mr. Scholefield, Merck has expanded the role of its top technology executive to encompass digital business strategy as well as IT operations. That includes building and using emerging technologies “to drive efficiencies, strengthen the security of our infrastructure and support the company’s growth,” a spokeswoman told CIO Journal.

Source: DW

Bundesliga preview: Faltering Bayern Munich look to steady the ship at Wolfsburg

Friday 20:02 GMT

Bayern Munich travel to Wolfsburg in search of their first Bundesliga win in four as Niko Kovac starts to feel the heat.

"When Bayern have a spell like they're currently having, some people say 'it's now or never', but you can't forget that Bayern have unbelievable quality and probably have the best squad in the Bundesliga," Ginczek said. The Wolves had a promising start to the season under Bruno Labbadia, but have gone five league games without a win, having failed to record a victory since Matchday 2. Labbadia has lost 12 of his 13 career games against Bayern, and Wolfsburg forward Daniel Ginczek is not underestimating the visitors' quality.

Source: Washington Post

Turkish investigators expand search for missing journalist to forest, farm outside Istanbul

Friday 08:05 GMT
Source: Global News

Pot is legal, but that doesn’t mean Canadians think other drugs should be: Ipsos poll

Friday 08:05 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Montgomery County upgrades vocational training

Monday 00:34 GMT
Source: Common Domain

5 Mood-Lifting Museums

Sunday 05:10 GMT
Source: Washington Post

D.C.-area forecast: Today is mild, but much of the week ahead is cooler than normal

Monday 10:51 GMT
Source: Fox News

USA Gymnastics' interim president Mary Bono resigns after 4 days

Tuesday 22:49 GMT
Source: Common Domain

SEC Calls for Better Accounting Controls as Cyber Scams Increase

Tuesday 22:49 GMT
Source: Global News

Mega Millions lottery hits US$1B jackpot just hours before drawing

Today 12:40 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Tesla cuts $4,000 off Model 3 price with new mid-range battery

Today 00:36 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Pump Prices Hover Around $3 as Midterms Near

Today 13:35 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Here’s why a happy show like ‘Sesame Street’ wanted an ornery character like Oscar the Grouch

Today 08:05 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Tesla’s Newest, Cheapest Model 3 Sedan Is Coming

Today 14:31 GMT
Source: CBS News

NYPD makes arrest in connection with violent Proud Boys brawl

Today 04:14 GMT
Source: CBS News

Mega Millions madness puts Americans' love for dreaming big on display

Today 14:31 GMT

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