Technology 

Samsung Elec sees green shoots in China smartphone business: co-CEO

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday its new Galaxy flagship smartphones were selling well in China and it was confident it could reverse the recent slump in its fortunes in the world’s biggest smartphone market. Kim Ki-nam, president and co-chief executive officer of Samsung Electronics Co.¡¯s semiconductor division, speaks during the company’s annual general meeting at a company’s office building in Seoul, South Korea, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Samsung’s market share has plunged from about 20 percent in 2013 to less than 1 percent currently…

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Sports 

Tennis: Wimbledon targeting juniors to make sure future is green

LONDON (Reuters) – Roger Federer would probably make tennis look easy on a court of broken glass so grass definitely holds no fears, as his 18 career titles on the greensward illustrate. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 2, 2018 General view during the first round REUTERS/Tony O’Brien Such is Federer’s ease on the surface that had “lawn tennis” remained loyal to its roots and the sport was still played extensively on grass then it’s likely he would have…

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Lifestyle 

‘Green Book’ denies Netflix top Oscar on night of music and diversity

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Road trip movie “Green Book” triumphed over “Roma” to win best the best picture Oscar on Sunday, denying Netflix bragging rights as the first streaming service to beat Hollywood at its own game. Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron was chosen as best director for “Roma,” his sentimental black-and-white journey back to his childhood, and the film won two other Oscars, including for best foreign language. In the biggest upset of the night, Britain’s Olivia Colman won her first Oscar for her role as petulant monarch Queen Anne…

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Bordesley Green stabbing: Boy, 17, dies in attack

Image copyright Google Image caption Police were called to a fatal stabbing in Norwood Road on Monday afternoon A 17-year-old boy has been stabbed to death in Birmingham. Police were called to Norwood Road in Bordesley Green at about 14:00 GMT and found the boy with serious injures. He died at the scene. A murder investigation has begun. Officers would also use stop and search powers where they believe there to be a risk of violence, West Midlands Police said. It is the third fatal stabbing of a teen in…

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Oscars 2019: Olivia Colman and Green Book spring surprise wins

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Olivia Colman was in tears – and blew a raspberry when told to end her speech British actress Olivia Colman defied the odds to scoop an Oscar on a night when Green Book also sprung a surprise by winning the award for best film. Colman won best actress for playing Queen Anne in The Favourite and charmed the ceremony with a tearful speech. Green Book won three trophies in total, including best picture, which had been widely expected to go to Roma. Bohemian Rhapsody…

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Sports 

Report: Warriors’ Green to sign with LeBron’s agent

Feb 10, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) reacts between plays against the Miami Heat during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports Get ready for the rumors and conspiracy theories. Golden State Warriors do-it-all forward Draymond Green is preparing to sign with Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, according to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, which is sure to set off a firestorm of talk that Green will join forces with LeBron James on the Los Angeles Lakers. Paul is…

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Lifestyle 

‘Green Book’ enjoys biggest Oscar nominations bounce at box office

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Oscar-nominated dramedy “Green Book” has turned Hollywood awards race publicity into more box-office gold than each of the seven other films in the best-picture contest. FILE PHOTO – Actor Mahershala Ali talks during a news conference to discuss the movie “Green Book” at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni The road-trip movie about race relations in the segregated U.S. South of the 1960s had collected more than $127.1 million at global box offices as of Monday, according…

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Science 

Climate change: What is the Green New Deal and why it matters

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey launching the Green New Deal Despite being labelled as a “socialist manifesto”, the Green New Deal (GND) on climate change and jobs has sparked a lively debate in US politics. BBC environment correspondent Matt McGrath looks at what’s in the deal, and its likely impact. President Trump was quick to thrash the Democrat’s new approach to tackling rising temperatures. Speaking in El Paso, he said the Green New Deal amounted to “taking away your car, taking away…

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Professor Green: Rapper fractures neck during seizure

The British rapper Professor Green has fractured his neck, forcing him to cancel his latest tour. The 35-year-old artist, whose real name is Stephen Manderson, was due to start a UK tour in Cardiff tonight. The star told fans on social media he had had three seizures, resulting in a fall which fractured his neck. Green shared a picture of himself strapped onto a stretcher with his head supported and a neck brace, with a tube in his nose. The musician, who’s known for songs like Read All About It…

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Sir Philip Green ‘paid employee £1m over harassment claims’

Image copyright Getty Images Sir Philip Green paid a female employee more than £1m to keep quiet after she accused him of kissing and groping her, the Daily Telegraph has reported. The paper said the senior female employee was one of five members of staff who signed gagging orders after being bullied or harassed. It reported a black male executive also received £1m after Sir Philip said he was “throwing spears in the jungle”. The Topshop boss denies allegations he behaved wrongly. Lawyers representing Sir Philip told the Telegraph that…

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