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Tencent scraps investment in media company Chaping after the latter faces criticism for ‘hidden plagiarism’

Tencent Holdings, which owns China’s top social media app WeChat, has scrapped an investment of up to CNY 30 million ($4.7 million) in a content start-up that has been criticised online and by state media for its handling of copyright issues. News of Tencent’s investment in Chaping, a WeChat-based online media company whose name means “bad review”, had spurred questions about Tencent’s commitment to protecting intellectual property that is at the core of its own content business spanning publishing, entertainment and gaming. Representational image. Reuters. “We have reached consensus with the Chaping…

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Having a baby after 35? Here are 10 important things you need to know

For women who are older than 35 years, the possibility of complications and high risk during pregnancy is always more. Therefore, even more important is for these women to take care of themselves during pregnancy and labour in order to have a healthy baby and safe childbirth in a natural way. “We must understand that there is a lot of preparation that can help in improving the chances of having a natural childbirth for a pregnant woman. It is important that there is minimal risk of any complications during the…

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Gets $102 Million Payout in 2017 After Earnings Rebound, Must Fly by Private Aircraft

HIGHLIGHTS Cook’s incentive pay totalled $9.33 million The Apple CEO was paid $3.06 million in salary He also received an equity award of $89.2 million Apple CEO Tim Cook will now fly on private aircraft even for personal travel for “security and safety reasons”, a regulatory filing with the SEC reveals. Separately, his received a massive increase in his annual bonus, thanks to earnings rebound for the company. According to a new shareholder proxy statement from Apple, the board of directors has approved that Cook must fly on private aircraft whenever he travels,…

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Battery Doesn’t Charge After Reaching 0 Percent, Some Users Claim

HIGHLIGHTS The reported issue makes Samsung Galaxy Note 8 unresponsive Multiple users complained on Samsung Community Forums Samsung acknowledges the problem Several users have reported they aren’t able to charge their Samsung Galaxy Note 8 units once their battery reaches zero percent charge. The South Korean giant has acknowledged the issue and can be expected to provide warranty replacements. Last year, Samsung was in the headlines for a battery-related fire hazard on the Galaxy Note 7. The company even recalled that Galaxy Note model after reports of its explosions being surfaced worldwide. Reports of unresponsive Galaxy Note 8 have emerged on…

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UP left with no physical care provider after health center departures

The nurse practitioner who began a temporary assignment at the Health and Counseling Center on Tuesday has left the position, leaving the center without any nurse practitioner. A new interim physician’s assistant will begin working at the University of Portland Nov. 27, according to the HCC office. It is not clear why the position was vacated in the same week it was filled. Additionally, Director of Primary Care Susan Chisum, a registered nurse, left the University this week. Chisum’s name was removed from the directory and her departure was confirmed…

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CBSE wants schools to frame rules after teachers complain about salaries

Concerned over complaints received from private school teachers across the country over payment of partial salary and delay in disbursement of salary and allowances, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked affiliated schools to frame service rules and follow them. “A number of complaints have been received against affiliated schools alleging payment of partial salary, delay in disbursement of salary and allowances, promotion and non-availability of welfare measures for teachers, retaining the teachers after schools hours, engaging them in the non-education activities etc. As a result, the teachers…

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