For months, Mr. Kalanick had pulled a fast one on Apple by directing his employees to help camouflage the ride-hailing app from Apple’s engineers. The reason? So Apple would not find out that Uber had been secretly identifying and tagging iPhones even after its app had been deleted and the devices erased — a fraud detection maneuver that violated Apple’s privacy guidelines.
The incident happened around the Grand Mosque, where hundreds of thousands of worshippers gathered for early afternoon prayers on the last Friday of this year’s Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month.
Spanish Police Arrest Man Suspected of Funding Terror Recruitment Cell
MADRID – Police in Spain’s autonomous city Melilla, in North Africa, have arrested a man allegedly involved in a network that laundered money to fund the recruitment and passage of extremists to fight with Islamist terror groups in conflict zones, Spain’s Interior Ministry said on Friday.
The suspect, a 40-year-old Morrocan man of Danish nationality, is thought to have belonged to one of the largest extremist recruitment cells discovered on Spanish soil, a criminal group responsible for sending at least 10 militants from Europe to join the Islamic State terror organization and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).
In order to finance the cell’s activities, police said the detainee used a complex money laundering scheme in Denmark comprising 24 registered companies that defrauded the state upwards of 8 million euros ($9 million) through tax evasion.
Soaring temperatures in the French city of Nantes has given rise to a heated argument–if men should be allowed to wear shorts at work like women are allowed to wear skirts.
Recently, the bus drivers of CFDT (Confederation Francaise Democratique du Travail) Semitan union showed up to work wearing skirts following a ban on shorts for them.
The explanation behind male drivers not being allowed to wear shorts is that passengers cannot see the driver’s legs once seated.
This may literally come down to a 50–50 shot.
On May 31, 2016, a San Francisco-based nonprofit called My Basic Income held a lottery to find one lucky person to receive $1,250 a month for a full year — a total of $15,000 — no strings attached.
But just over a year since that lottery was held, the winner has only received five out of the 12 checks that were promised, and there is no sign a second lottery will happen anytime soon.
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Travis Kalanick stepped down Tuesday as chief executive of Uber, the ride-hailing service that he helped found in 2009 and built into a transportation colossus, after a shareholder revolt made it untenable for him to stay on at the company.
Mr. Kalanick’s exit came under pressure after hours of drama involving Uber’s investors, according to two people with knowledge of the situation, who asked to remain anonymous because the details were confidential.
Earlier on Tuesday, five of Uber’s major investors demanded that the chief executive resign immediately. The investors included one of Uber’s biggest shareholders, the venture capital firm Benchmark, which has one of its partners, Bill Gurley, on Uber’s board. The investors made their demand for Mr. Kalanick to step down in a letter delivered to the chief executive while he was in Chicago, said the people with knowledge of the situation.
New King’s College London research suggests that sons of older fathers are more intelligent, more focused on their interests and less concerned about fitting in, all characteristics typically seen in ‘geeks’.
While previous research has shown that children of older fathers are at a higher risk of some adverse outcomes, including autism and schizophrenia, this new study published in Translational Psychiatry suggests that children of older fathers may also have certain advantages over their peers in educational and career settings.