Technology 

Amazon CEO to donate $33M to ‘dreamers’ scholarship fund – CNET

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos, shown here at a 2017 Oscar party, are donating $33 million to a college scholarship fund for “dreamers.” David Livingston / Getty Images Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos stepped a bit deeper into politics Friday by announcing that he and his wife are donating $33 million to a scholarship fund for “dreamers,” or immigrants brought into the US illegally as children. Bezos — the wealthiest person in the world — and his wife, MacKenzie, are donating the money to TheDream.US scholarship program. The grant, the biggest since…

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Greece erupts: Chaos in Athens as demonstrators clash with police

Hospitals, shipyards and various transport hubs across Athens have been affected by the strikes, which mark the country’s first major industrial unrest of the new year. The Athens metro, which is used by almost one million people every day, was shutdown in the strike, prompting traffic chaos in the capital. The bill, set for parliamentary approval on Monday, would restructure family benefits, introduce a new process for foreclosures on overdue loans and make it more difficult to call a strike. Angry locals marched through the capital, holding banners and chanting…

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EU SUPERSTATE NEAR: Schulz vows to create Brussels finance minister in MASSIVE power grab

In an initial coalition agreement with Angela Merkel’s CDU, Mr Schulz’s SPD has backed an “investment budget” for the euro, as well as turning the ESM bailout mechanism into a European Monetary Fund under parliamentary control. Speaking to broadcaster ZDF, Mr Schulz declared: “The paper is a turnaround for European politics. There will be a European finance minister.” Leading CDU figures including Angela Merkel had initially expressed doubts about whether such a figure would have too much power, but she appears to have backed down in a significant concession to…

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Space 

Cambodia to buy Chinese satellite as relations tighten on Belt and Road Initiative

WASHINGTON —  China Great Wall Industry Corp. landed a new satellite order Jan. 11 on the back of a bilateral meeting between Chinese and Cambodian officials that included an agreement to increase trade between the two countries. The Chinese satellite manufacturer inked a “framework agreement” with the Royal Group of Cambodia, an investment firm with companies in transportation, telecommunications and other fields, to build and launch a communications satellite called Techo-1. CGWIC will also provide the launch, ground systems, arrange insurance and facilitate technology transfer for its Cambodian customer. The…

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Technology 

All the smartphone news from CES 2018 in one place – CNET

There weren’t any foldable phones at CES 2018, and the Samsung Galaxy S9 won’t launch until next month, but there was still plenty of smartphone news and accessories to keep us busy all week. While CES is a fantastic springboard for all sorts of weird and wonderful gadgets, it’s been years since a phone of any significance debuted here. 2018’s show brought the usual haul of new colors, phones that existed in other markets now announced for the US, niche devices and midrange models. Phone makers also used CES to…

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Bitcoin BOMBSHELL: Chinese cryptocurrency miners to move to CANADA for energy sources

China has become one of the world’s biggest sources of cryptocurrency mining but there are signs Beijing is increasing scrutiny of the sector’s players and may ask local authorities to regulate the vast amounts of power they use.  Bitmain Technologies, operator of some of China’s biggest mining farms, is among several companies looking to expand overseas. Spokesman Nishant Sharma said the firm was looking at sites in the energy-rich Canadian province of Quebec ahead of a potential crackdown by Beijing. Bitcoin mining consumes large quantities of energy because it uses…

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Sport 

Rhian Brewster injury: Liverpool youngster given oxygen in Man City U23 game

England yongster Brewster, 17, was subbed off before half time of the reserves game. Medical staff attended the Reds academy product, who is said to have been clearly in pain. He was replaced by Reds striker Liam Miller. Brewster was not the only player to go off in the U23s clash. The incident happened in stoppage time in the first half after City’s Benjamin Garre was also withdrawn with an injury. City won the game 3-2. Brewster is yet to make a first-team appearance for Liverpool but is tipped as…

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Science 

Democrats Must Not Only Denounce Trump’s Racist Agenda — They Must Defeat It

As an organizer and advocate that works with Black immigrant communities and the daughter of Black immigrants, let me be clear: President Trump’s statement calling Haiti and African nations “shithole countries” is racist. The President is racist. Unfortunately, it is all too believable that this is how the President speaks in private, because his public policies have been driven by racism and hatred since day one. This is about far more than just vulgar language. It is about Trump’s vicious policies that treat immigrants and people of color as less…

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Canadian police search for man who cut 11-year-old girl’s hijab

TORONTO — Toronto police are investigating an attack on an 11-year-old girl whose hijab headcovering was repeatedly cut on her way to school on Friday, heightening pressure on Canadian governments to take further action against attacks on Muslims. An assailant, in two attempts within 10 minutes, cut the girl’s hijab using scissors while she was walking to school with her brother, a Toronto police spokeswoman said. Khawlah Noman, 11, speaks to reporters with her mother at Pauline Johnson Junior Public School, in Toronto, Canada on Jan. 12, 2018. Chris Helgren…

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