Technology 

India’s Wipro expects small rise in IT services revenue in quarter

(Reuters) – Indian software services provider Wipro Ltd on Friday forecast a small rise in revenue growth from IT services for the quarter to March after beating third quarter profit estimates. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Wipro is seen inside the company’s headquarters in Bengaluru, India, January 19, 2018. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa/File Photo Although factors such as Brexit, rising trade war concerns and the healthcare act could create tension for firms globally, a weaker rupee has been beneficial for the Indian IT sector. “We do not see any immediate impact…

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Sports 

Tennis: Bautista Agut expects injured Murray to ‘fight’ in Melbourne clash

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut will give no quarter to Andy Murray in their first round clash at the Australian Open and expects the injured Briton to “fight” hard in what could be his last match as a professional. Tennis – ATP – Qatar Open – Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, Doha, Qatar – January 5, 2019 Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut celebrates winning the final against Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych REUTERS/Ibraheem Al Omari Three-times Grand Slam champion Murray said on Friday that he may retire after the…

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Technology 

Huawei expects 2018 revenue to rise 21 percent despite international scrutiny

A man uses his phone as he walks past a Huawei shop in Beijing, China, December 19, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter HONG KONG (Reuters) – Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] is expected to record a 21 percent jump in revenue for 2018 to $109 billion, its rotating chairman said, marking the Chinese tech giant’s fastest pace of business growth in two years despite heightened global scrutiny of its activities. In his new year’s address to employees, Guo Ping also said Huawei has secured 26 5G contracts and expects its smartphone shipments for 2018…

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Sports 

Rams’ McVay expects RB Gurley to play

Dec 16, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley II (30) runs in for a touchdown during the first half against the Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports Arizona Cardinals: The Cardinals’ opposing quarterback this week, Los Angeles Rams third-year pro Jared Goff, knows all too well about the rookie struggles Josh Rosen is going through on a team that hasn’t given him much support. “Every experience — positive, negative and in between — will be valuable for…

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Technology 

Careem launches delivery service, expects to close funding round soon

DUBAI (Reuters) – Careem launched a delivery service covering everything from takeaway food to pharmaceuticals on Monday, diversifying from its core Middle East ride-hailing business and increasing competition with rival Uber Technologies. The company has expanded its car service business to more than 120 cities in 15 predominantly Middle East countries since launching in 2012. “We believe the opportunity for deliveries in the region is even bigger than ride-hailing,” Chief Executive and Co-Founder Mudassir Sheikha told Reuters at Careem’s headquarters in Dubai. “It is going to become a very significant…

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Lifestyle 

Egypt unveils ‘one of a kind’ ancient tomb, expects more finds

SAQQARA, Egypt (Reuters) – Egypt unveiled a well-preserved 4,400-year-old tomb decorated with hieroglyphs and statues south of Cairo on Saturday, and officials expect more discoveries when archaeologists excavate the site further in coming months. The tomb was found in a buried ridge at the ancient necropolis of Saqqara. It was untouched and unlooted, Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, told reporters at the site. He described the find as “one of a kind in the last decades”. The tomb dates from the rule of Neferirkare Kakai, the…

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HS2 chairman expects to be sacked

HS2 rail chairman Sir Terry Morgan tells BBC he expects to be sacked within days, months after getting job This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts. Source link

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Science 

Seal colony in Norfolk expects more than 2,700 pups

England’s largest grey seal colony could see record numbers of new arrivals this pupping season. They are born at Blakeney Point in Norfolk during November, December and early January, and numbers have risen quickly, from about 25 pups born in 2001 to more than 2,700 in 2017. Nearly 2,000 pups had already been born there by the end of November 2018. The shingle spit is a nature reserve managed by the National Trust, which fences off the area during breeding season, but visitors are able to watch the seals from…

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Technology 

Volkswagen expects to be the most profitable maker of electric cars

WOLFSBURG, Germany (Reuters) – Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) Chief Executive Herbert Diess on Friday said he expected the multi-brand carmaking group to be the most profitable manufacturer of electric cars thanks to economies of scale. Even first generation vehicles, which start rolling off production lines next year, are expected to make a positive contribution to Volkswagen Group’s automotive margin, Diess said. Diess further said the management board would make a strategic decision about the future of its autonomous driving program in the first quarter of next year. Ford and Volkwagen are in…

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Sports 

Rooney expects Bell to return next week

Days after being spotted playing basketball in Pittsburgh, Le’Veon Bell’s return to the Steelers could be imminent, according to team president Art Rooney II. FILE PHOTO: Jan 28, 2018; Orlando, CA, USA; AFC tight end Delanie Walker of the Tennessee Titans (82) celebrates with Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell (26) after scoring on a 4-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter in the 2018 NFL Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium. The AFC defeated the NFC 24-23. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports During an interview on Sirius XM…

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