Federal prosecutors are seeking to restore the tossed convictions for the former president of Pilot Flying J and two of his former employees related to a rebate scheme to cheat trucking companies out of millions of dollars. The petition filed this week asks a 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel to reconsider its ruling that jurors should not have heard recordings of racist language by the former president, Mark Hazelwood. At trial, the jury heard secret recordings of Hazelwood using racial slurs and profanely criticizing his board of directors and his boss’s football team and fans.
Barcelona [Spain], December 2 (ANI): Barcelona defender Sergi Roberto has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the club have confirmed on Wednesday.
A top Pakistani court on Wednesday declared the country’s ailing former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who lives in exile in London, a fugitive from justice after he failed to return home to face additional corruption charges. The move by the Islamabad High Court comes months after Sharif was given the chance to voluntarily return home. The next court hearing will be held in a week’s time, when the judges will discuss whether to proceed with the hearings and try Sharif in absentia.
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Charlie Dalin maintained his sizeable lead Wednesday as the Vendee Globe flotilla breathed a collective sigh of relief at the successful rescue 24 hours earlier of Kevin Escoffier.
The organisation said maks should be worn in poorly-ventilated indoor spaces
Sam Bird is the only driver to have won a race in every Formula E season so far but, after six years in the electric series, the Briton wants much more as he prepares for a fresh start with Jaguar next month. Formula E now has full FIA world championship status and Bird, 33, believes he can fly high after moving from Envision Virgin Racing. Bird said he felt he was joining Jaguar at the right time after first having talks with the manufacturer in season three.
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Wellory, a startup that bills itself as taking an "anti-diet approach" to nutrition and wellness, is announcing that it has raised $4.2 million in funding. The round was led by Story Ventures, with participation from Harlem Capital, Tinder co-founders Sean Rad and Justin Mateen, Ground Up Ventures, NBA Player Wayne Ellington, Hannah Bronfman and others. Wellory founder and CEO Emily Hochman (who was previously the head of customer success at WayUp) told me that she struggled with dieting in college, to the point where she was risking chronic illness and infertility.
Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin told Dáil Éireann, the principal chamber of the Irish legislature, on December 2: “There is nothing I would like better, right now, than a pint in some rural pub in an idyllic village in the west of Ireland.”Martin was responding to criticism of the government’s restrictions on pubs as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.“That is not something I’ll be able to participate in for quite some time yet,” Martin said. “That’s not the fault of government. That’s not the fault of anybody. It’s the fault of a virus, a global pandemic.”During the session, Martin was accused of “nailing the lid on the coffin on rural Ireland” by opposition deputy Richard O’Donoghue for his government’s rules on pub openings. Credit: Oireachtas TV via Storyful
The government has decided that when it comes to air travel, only dogs can be service animals, and companions used for emotional support don't count. The Transportation Department issued a final rule Wednesday that aims to settle years of tension between airlines and passengers who bring their pets on board for free by saying they need them for emotional support. Under the final rule, which takes effect in 30 days, a service animal is a dog trained to help a person with a disability.
A crowd of 1,000 will be allowed to attend Anthony Joshua's world heavyweight title defence against Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev at London's Wembley Arena on Dec. 12, organisers said on Wednesday. Joshua's IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO belts will be on the line in a bout rescheduled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Promoter Matchroom Boxing said strict safety measures would be enforced for a fight that was scheduled for the 02 Arena but moved for logistical reasons.
Here's another edition of “Dear Sophie,” the advice column that answers immigration-related questions about working at technology companies. “Your questions are vital to the spread of knowledge that allows people all over the world to rise above borders and pursue their dreams,” says Sophie Alcorn, a Silicon Valley immigration attorney. Late-breaking update: since the time of writing this Dear Sophie column, U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White struck down two of the H-1B rules mentioned: increasing the prevailing wage and restricting the definition of "specialty occupation."
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In the same week that Amazon is holding its big AWS confab, Google is also announcing a move to raise its own enterprise game with Google Cloud. Today the company announced that it is acquiring Actifio, a data management company that helps companies with data continuity to be better prepared in the event of a security breach or other need for disaster recovery. PitchBook data estimated its value at $1.3 billion in 2018, but earlier this year it appeared to be raising money at about a 60% discount to its recent valuation, according to data provided to us by Prime Unicorn Index.
Scientists said Wednesday they have restored sight in mice using a "milestone" treatment that returns cells to a more youthful state and could one day help treat glaucoma and other age-related diseases.
Lady Green, the wife of retail tycoon Sir Philip Green, will bring forward a payment into Topshop owner Arcadia’s pension scheme, it has been announced. Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group, behind brands such as Dorothy Perkins and Burton, went into administration earlier this week, putting 13000 jobs at risk. Arcadia’s pension deficit is believed to be in the region of £350 million, and the Green family had faced calls to help cover the shortfall.
This morning AgentSync, an insurtech startup focused on agent compliance management, announced a new funding round worth $6.7 million. The financing event, led by well-known SaaS founder David Sacks' Craft Ventures, included dollars from both Operator Collective and prior investors. The new capital will help AgentSync move faster, with co-founder and CEO Niranjan Sabharwal saying that it is pulling hires earmarked for next year into 2020.
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