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Tiger Global in talks to back BharatPe at $2.5 billion valuation

The new round, a Series E, is valuing the three-year-old New Delhi-headquartered firm at a pre-money valuation of $2.5 billion, sources said, requesting anonymity as the matter is private. The round hasn’t closed, so terms may change, sources cautioned. BharatPe, which prior to the new round had raised about $233...
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Baltimore May Soon Ban Facial Recognition for Everyone but Cops

After years of failed attempts to curb surveillance technologies, Baltimore is close to enacting one of the nation’s most stringent bans on facial recognition. But Baltimore’s proposed ban would be very different from laws in San Francisco or Portland, Oregon: It would last for only one year, police would be exempt, and certain private uses of the tech would become illegal.

Ranking MLB's City Connect uniforms

Major League Baseball and Nike introduced the City Connect series this season to shake up uniform design across the sport in the most dramatic fashion since the league introduced the Turn Ahead the Clock alternates in the late 1990s. Nike has been working with each MLB team to craft a...

Jalen Suggs projects as the best two-way guard in the draft

Wingspan: 6-5 2020/21 stats: 30 G, 14.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 4.5 apg, 1.9 spg, 0.3 bpg, 50.3 FG% (5.2/10.3), 33.7 3PT% (1.2/3.5), 75.4 FT%. Projections: NBC Sports Washington 4th, Sports Illustrated 4th, Ringer 3rd, 4th, Bleacher Report 4th. 5 things to know:. -Jalen Suggs is the best true point...
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Bucks contain Durant and Nets to force Game 7 NBA playoff decider

Khris Middleton set a career playoff high with 38 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 30 and the Milwaukee Bucks never trailed in a 104-89 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night to force a decisive seventh game in their playoff series. Game 7 will be on Saturday night in Brooklyn....

Easing of Covid rules will not be delayed indefinitely, Drakeford says

Wales will go ahead with easing coronavirus restrictions even without conclusive evidence that vaccinations have broken the link between rising infections and hospital cases, Mark Drakeford has said. The First Minister said the country’s four-week pause on lifting more rules cannot be extended indefinitely “in search of perfection” from scientists...

Provisional exam grades set to be issued next week

OLDER pupils throughout East Lothian will have their provisional exam grades issued by schools on Tuesday. For the second year running, the coronavirus pandemic meant there have been no formal National 5, Higher or Advanced Higher exams. Instead, teachers at secondary schools throughout Scotland have been asked to put forward...

Argentina vs Uruguay Copa America Live Stream: How to Watch Online

Uruguay kicks off its Copa America campaign against Argentina at the Estadio Nacional de Brasilia on Friday. In the United States, the match (8 p.m. ET start time) will be televised on Fox Sports 2 (English broadcast), TUDN (Spanish) and Univision (Spanish). But if you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch a live stream of Argentina vs Uruguay (and every other Copa America 2021 match, which are all on either Fox, FS1, FS2, TUDN, Univision or UniMas) online:

Rebekah Vardy ‘benefited financially after leaking stories about Coleen Rooney’

Rebekah Vardy benefited financially and through positive coverage from The Sun after leaking stories about Coleen Rooney to the paper, the High Court has heard. Mrs Rooney, 35, accused Mrs Vardy, 39, of leaking “false stories” about her private life in October 2019 after carrying out a months-long “sting operation” which saw her dubbed “Wagatha Christie”.

Hege Riise hoping Team GB will avoid chaotic start at Tokyo Olympics

Hege Riise remains confident her Great Britain women’s football squad will avoid a chaotic start at the Olympics. Team GB athletes face the prospect of six days’ hard quarantine in Tokyo under rules which risk harming their preparations. A Tokyo 2020 spokesperson has confirmed athletes are not exempt from the...

Mistaken Identity — Piezo Actuators Not Test Pads

One hard disk recently failed in the EEVBlog laboratory’s NAS. Keeping true to his catch phrase, [Dave “Tear it Apart” Jones] opened it up and gave us an inside tour of a modern hard disk drive. There are so many technological wonders to behold in modern HDDs these days — the mechanical design, electronics and magnetics, and the signal processing itself which is basically an advanced RF receiver — that we can forgive [Dave] for glossing over a system of piezo actuators thinking they were manufacturing test points. Even knowing they are actuators, you have to stare at them and think for a bit before your brain accepts it.

Tottenham end interest in Gennaro Gattuso as manager search goes on

Tottenham’s managerial search took another twist after they pulled out of talks with Gennaro Gattuso. The Italian became the front runner for the position on Thursday when he left Fiorentina after just 23 days in charge, with Spurs calling off a deal to appoint Paulo Fonseca. But the north London...

Bottas overcomes curb worries to lead opening French GP practice

Valtteri Bottas opened the French Grand Prix with the fastest time of first practice, but his Mercedes team was fuming about high curbs damaging his car. Bottas had a 0.335s advantage over teammate Lewis Hamilton, but he was an early victim of the aggressive curbs dotted around the track, incurring damage to his front wing and requiring his first spare to be fitted just minutes into the session.