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Marcelo Bielsa ‘spy’ revelation: Leeds United boss ‘reminded of club’s integrity and honesty’

Marcelo Bielsa (left) and Frank Lampard shook hands both before and after Friday’s game at Elland Road Head coach Marcelo Bielsa will be “reminded of the integrity and honesty” of Leeds United after he admitted sending a staff member to ‘spy’ on a Derby County training session. Before Leeds’ 2-0 win over the Rams on Friday, Bielsa said he was responsible after a man was seen outside the Rams’ training ground the previous day. Leeds have also “formally apologised” for Bielsa’s pre-match conduct. The Football Association has said it is…

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Technology 

Google CEO defends ‘integrity’ of products ahead of testimony

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google on Monday defended the integrity of the company’s products a day ahead of a congressional hearing where he is expected to face tough questions from U.S. lawmakers. FILE PHOTO: Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks on stage during the annual Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View, California, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/ Stephen Lam The technology company has been under fire on Capitol Hill over issues including why it delayed disclosing vulnerabilities with its Google+ social network, whether it…

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Sports 

Athletics: Integrity unit backs new IAAF anti-doping rules

(Reuters) – The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has welcomed new anti-doping regulations in the sport that put greater responsibility on national federations. FILE PHOTO: The logo of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is seen in Monaco, March 11, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard Picture Supplied by Action ImageS/File Photo Following an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) council meeting, national federations will be divided into three categories with differing obligations based on their level of success and the perceived risk of doping. “For too long the strict requirements of the…

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Science 

China issues rules to get tough on academic integrity

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China has issued new guidelines to enforce academic integrity in science that include plans to “record and assess” the conduct of scientists and institutions and punish anyone guilty of misconduct, state news agency Xinhua reported. The guidelines, released on Wednesday by the ruling Communist Party and the State Council, or cabinet, prohibit plagiarism, fabrication of data and research conclusions, ghost-writing and peer review manipulation, according to Xinhua. Scandals in recent years involving things like faked research, plagiarism and problematic peer review standards have dented China’s reputation as…

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Sports 

Athletics Integrity Unit confirm Kiprop positive test, reject allegations

LONDON (Reuters) – The Athletics Integrity Unit has confirmed that Kenya’s former Olympic and world 1,500 meters champion Asbel Kiprop tested positive for the banned blood booster erythropoietin. FILE PHOTO – Asbel Kiprop of Kenya, gold medal, poses on the podium after the men’s 1500m event during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China, August 30, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon The AIU, an independent body that manages all doping- related matters for the sport of athletics, said in a statement on Friday that his ‘B’ sample…

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