This investor is bullish on Alibaba, says now is a ‘great opportunity’ to buy

Lockdowns in China could be a boon for businesses like Alibaba, says Sam Le Cornu of Stonehorn Global Partners, who said his firm is buying more shares in the Chinese tech giant. “We’re increasing our position in Alibaba,” Le Cornu, CEO and co-founder at the investment management firm, told CNBC’s “Street Signs Asia” on Thursday. “Based on valuations and the earnings outlook, we see that it’s a buying opportunity.” As the pandemic stretches into its third year, China continues to press on in its strict zero-Covid strategy, with lockdowns being implemented…

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Putin to the West: ‘It is not us who threaten anyone’

Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the West on Thursday to “immediately” meet Russia’s demand for security guarantees precluding NATO’s expansion to Ukraine, saying the U.S. is “on the threshold of our home.” Speaking during a marathon annual news conference, the Russian leader welcomed talks with the U.S., which he said are set to start in Geneva next month, as a “positive” move, but warned that Moscow expects the discussion to produce quick results. “We have clearly and precisely let them know that any further NATO expansion eastward is unacceptable,” Putin…

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Samantha Ruth Prabhu Is Dropping Jaws In A Gorgeous Blue Lehenga

Samantha Ruth Prabhu is acing her bold dance steps for the track Oo Antava in Allu Arjun’s recently-released film Pushpa. But she hasn’t lost her style quotient in the process. Samantha doesn’t forget to heat it up with her stylish ensemble while grooving to this peppy number. The actress’ never-seen-before look has stunned many; courtesy her dazzling blue lehenga embellished with sequins and colourful patterns. She paired it with a blue blouse with a plunging neckline and high hemline. Sequin details and golden border at the hem made it stand out in glamour. If…

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What Parliament Panel Is Considering To Make Social Media Platforms More Accountable

A parliamentary committee on Thursday recommended widening the scope of proposed data protection legislation to include both personal and non-personal data and sought greater accountability for social media platforms by treating them as publishers. The Joint Committee on Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, headed by BJP MP PP Chaudhary, tabled its report in both the Houses on Thursday. The key highlights of the report include widening the scope of the draft legislation to also cover non-personal data, tighter regulation for social media platforms and the establishment of a statutory media…

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Are You Working for Your Business or Is Your Business Working for You?

Business owners are a special breed. At some point, they decided that working for themselves (despite all the perils that come with this occupational choice) is a better path to their version of success than working for someone else. In the beginning, passion and lofty goals can be a real elixir for the journey ahead. And, although the finish line can seem a long way off, the usual sign of victory is some sort of financial freedom. The assumption is that building a business will free you from all the financial…

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Why Bill Gates Is Not The Man To Reimagine New York Education

It literally took less than an hour for the pushback to start. Governor Andrew Cuomo dismissively questioned why school buildings even exist these days, and announced that he was enlisting Bill Gates to help reimagine education in the Empire State. From a dozen different corners, the objections came. One day later, Cuomo’s Facebook page attempted to soften the announcement. “Teachers are heroes & nothing could ever replace in-person learning,” the post began, before assuring readers that the reimagining would be done “in full partnership with educators and administrators.” That does…

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