Jim Redmond, father of former British 400m runner Derek, dies 81

Oct 4 (Reuters) – Former British athlete Derek Redmond’s father Jim, who helped his injured son finish the 1992 Olympics 400 meters semi-final in what was one of sport’s most memorable moments, has died aged 81. Derek, who was in fine form heading into the Barcelona Games, had posted the fastest time in his heat … Read more

Get AI companies to provide more evidence, Harvey urges

Harvey, a UK radiologist who now works as managing director of Hardian Health, the clinical digital consultancy firm, had a clear message for would-be purchasers of technology, including AI: “When you hear someone mention a number, a fact or a figure , ask them for the evidence to back it up.” Dr. Hugh Harvey. Harvey … Read more

Brent Venables is still the right man for the job

It’s been a rough couple of weeks in Norman, Oklahoma. After looking like a College Football Playoff contender against Nebraska in week three, the Oklahoma Sooners have stumbled in Big 12 play, losing two straight games against Kansas State and TCU. A lot of people are saying that bowl eligibility is in question because the … Read more

No, Bruce Willis has not sold his “digital likeness rights” to a deepfake company

Bruce Willis (really)Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images (Getty Images) A representative for actor Bruce Willis has issued a statement today, denying recent reports that he has sold his “digital likeness rights” to a company that makes AI-assisted deepfakes. Per THRthe rep said that Willis “has no partnership or agreement with this Deepcake company,” referencing … Read more

India’s Reliance launches first in-house premium fashion store

BENGALURU, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Reliance Industries Ltd’s ( RELI.NS ) retail unit launched its first in-house premium fashion and lifestyle store on Thursday, as the billionaire Mukesh Ambani-led company continues to grab a bigger slice of India’s luxury market . The new store chain called Azorte, the first of which was launched in Bengaluru, … Read more

Norway’s wealth fund tells companies to set zero-emission goals

A general view of the Norwegian central bank, where Norway’s sovereign wealth fund is situated, in Oslo, Norway, March 6, 2018. REUTERS/Gwladys Fouche/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register OSLO, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Norway’s $1.2 trillion wealth fund, the world’s largest, said on Tuesday it would decarbonise its holdings by … Read more

Call GE15 if you can’t get to grips with economy, Muhyiddin tells PM Ismail Sabri

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin pointed out how the decline of the ringgit’s value, increasing inflation and post-pandemic economy have brought hardship to the people. — Picture by Sayuti Zainudin By Zarah Morden Monday, 19 Sep 2022 2:46 PM MYT KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today said that if Prime Minister Datuk … Read more

Brazil’s Natura denies plan to spin-off, sell companies

The logo of Natura is pictured at the company headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil December 19, 2019. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SAO PAULO, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Brazil’s Natura & Co Holding SA (NTCO3.SA) said on Thursday its board is not considering a spinoff of its Aesop … Read more

Documentary on activist photographer wins rare top film prize at Venice

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register VENICE, Sept 10 (Reuters) – “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed”, a documentary about US photographer Nan Goldin and her fight against the wealthy Sackler family, won the top Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday. Made by investigative journalist Laura Poitras, the … Read more

Evolving technology helping companies to deliver better to consumers

– Zaiba Sarang Upgraded customer support is a natural by-product of technological advances. Your company may use technology to help with customer service, but that doesn’t mean it can do without friendly humans to help maintain and grow client connections. Many companies are changing their commercial eccentricities to use digital technologies and connect with millions … Read more