FIFA 

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News – Qatar eye further ambitions after history-defying success

Qatar re-write the record books in winning the AFC Asian Cup They won more matches at UAE 2019 than in nine previous tournaments combined Strong platform for Qatar ahead of FIFA World Cup debut in 2022 Four years ago Qatar failed to secure a single point at the AFC Asian Cup, let alone muster a win. But fast forward to the present day and the portents are suddenly hugely promising for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ hosts after their remarkable charge to continental glory. Qatar had never won an Asian…

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Technology 

Cryptocurrency industry faces insurance hurdle to mainstream ambitions

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Cryptocurrency exchanges and traders in Asia are struggling to insure themselves against the risk of hacks and theft, a factor they claim is deterring large fund managers from investing in a nascent market yet to be embraced by regulators. FILE PHOTO: Broken representations of the Bitcoin virtual currency, placed on a monitor that displays binary digits, are seen in this illustration picture, December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Getting the buy-in from insurers would mark an important step in crypto industry efforts to show that it has…

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British Figure Skating Championships: Lewis Gibson & Lilah Fear on Olympic ambitions

Lilah Fear and Lewis Gibson have previously worked with Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean British Figure Skating Championships Venue: Ice Sheffield Dates: 26 November-1 December Friday, 30 November: 12:30-19:00 BBC Sport website and app, connected TV Saturday, 1 December: 12:00-18:00 BBC Sport website and app, connected TV Lewis Gibson played football as a youngster – until, that was, he watched the first series of Dancing On Ice. An 11-year-old Gibson was enthralled by Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean’s ITV reality show. The Scot loved the thrills and the spills and…

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Technology 

Chinese chipmaker’s ambitions hit hurdle with U.S. indictment

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese state-backed semiconductor maker Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co Ltd billed itself as a national leader in the tech industry. It planned to drive a shift towards locally made chips and end a heavy reliance on imports, especially from the United States. “The era of Chinese chips has arrived,” it said in a recent promotional online pamphlet to attract chip industry talent. Underneath was a picture of a circuit board emblazoned with the Chinese flag. “China once relied on chip imports, but the tireless work of…

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Technology 

Chinese chipmaker’s ambitions come unstuck with U.S. indictment

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese state-backed semiconductor maker Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co Ltd billed itself as a national leader in the tech industry. It planned to drive a shift toward locally made chips and end a heavy reliance on imports, especially from the United States. “The era of Chinese chips has arrived,” it said in a recent promotional online pamphlet to attract chip industry talent. Underneath was a picture of a circuit board emblazoned with the Chinese flag. “China once relied on chip imports, but the tireless work of…

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The students who fear for their ambitions amid college cuts

These six young people are ambitious and determined. They are an aspiring teacher, a future social worker, a would-be accountant, a budding cardiologist, a wannabe pilot and a veterinary surgeon of tomorrow. But they fear their dreams, and those of young people like them, may be thwarted by further education funding pressures. They are all students at New City College in east London, which is closing the doors to its six campuses on Wednesday so staff can join a march against the cuts. The aspirations of these students are as…

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Science 

India’s solar power ambitions – BBC News

India is a signatory to the Paris climate change agreement, which means 40% of the energy it uses needs to come from clean sources by 2030. One thing you get plenty of in India is sunshine. So the government has set ambitious targets for solar power generation in the country. While India started setting up solar plants late, compared with China, the US and countries in Europe, it’s now one of the fastest growing solar markets in the world. But could recent policy uncertainties hinder progress? Produced by Yogita Limaye…

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