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Girl Scouts of America offer badge in cybersecurity

Girl Scouts of America are now offering girls as young as five a badge in cybersecurity. It’s part of a drive to get more girls involved in science, technology engineering and mathematics from a young age. An event in Silicon Valley gave scouts an opportunity to earn the first patch in the activity, with the help of some eggs. Video Journalist: Cody Melissa Godwin Source link

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Sports 

MLB notebook: Agent denies $175 million Machado offer

Hours after ESPN’s Buster Olney reported the Chicago White Sox offered Manny Machado a seven-year, $175 million deal, Machado’s agent referred to the report as “inaccurate and reckless” on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Aug 25, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Diego Padres shortstop Freddy Galvis (left) tags out Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado (8) attempting to steal second base during the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports Dan Lozano sharply criticized Olney and USA Today’s Bob Nightengale for their reporting on Machado’s free agency…

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Sports 

Report: Warriors unlikely to match offer for RFA McCaw

Patrick McCaw of the Golden State Warriors warms up before his NBA pre-season game against the Denver Nuggets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, U.S., September 30, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam The Golden State Warriors are unlikely to match an offer sheet that restricted free agent shooting guard Patrick McCaw received from the Cleveland Cavaliers, NBC Sports Bay Area reported Friday. Earlier, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Cavs were signing McCaw to a two-year, $6 million non-guaranteed offer sheet, forcing the Warriors to either match the deal or waive him…

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Sports 

Reports: Warriors RFA McCaw to sign Cavs’ offer sheet

FILE PHOTO: February 2, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw (0) shoots against the defense of Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford (11) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports The Golden State Warriors will have to make a decision on Patrick McCaw as the disgruntled shooting guard will sign an offer sheet with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Cavs are reportedly signing McCaw to a two-year, $6 million non-guaranteed offer sheet,…

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Hundreds offer to rehome Snoop the abandoned dog

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRSPCA hunt man who abandoned dog in Trentham Hundreds of people have offered to rehome a dog that was filmed on CCTV being dumped at the side of a road. “Millions” of people around the world have watched the “heartbreaking” video, the RSPCA animal charity said. Vets renamed him Snoop but he is not yet available for adoption while his abandonment is being investigated. The Staffordshire bull terrier was left with his bed at the corner of Timor Grove and Pacific Road…

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Technology 

California lets self-driving startup Zoox offer autonomous rides

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Self-driving car startup Zoox Inc has become the first company to receive approval from California regulators to operate an autonomous ride service for public passengers, state regulators said on Friday. The California Public Utilities Commission said Silicon Valley-based Zoox is the first company to join a state pilot program in which self-driving cars will transport members of the public, marking a step forward in the development of fully autonomous urban transportation options. The ability to test cars with members of the public allows self-driving companies to…

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Self-driving startup Zoox gets OK to offer autonomous rides to the public

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Self-driving car startup Zoox Inc has become the first company to receive approval from California regulators to operate an autonomous ride service for public passengers, state regulators said on Friday. The California Public Utilities Commission said Silicon Valley-based Zoox is the first company to join a state pilot program in which self-driving cars will transport members of the public, marking a step closer toward fully autonomous urban transportation options. However, the robot cars will not be unleashed on the streets without human oversight. Regulators are requiring…

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News Daily: May meets EU leaders for Brexit talks and Macron’s offer to protesters

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here Image copyright Reuters Brexit: May meets EU leaders in effort to save deal Not today, then. But Theresa May’s decision to delay the Commons vote on whether to accept her Brexit deal with the EU doesn’t mean things have gone quiet. The prime minister is travelling to some of Europe’s capitals to meet leaders, including Germany’s Angela Merkel, having said she needs “further assurances” on the Northern Ireland backstop issue before attempting to gain the backing of MPs. European…

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Lifestyle 

Russian chefs offer soup to warm homeless on cold St Petersburg nights

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) – Most weeks, Roman Redman does a few extra hours in the kitchens of his ribs and burger joint in Saint Petersburg to cook for a less hipster clientele: the city’s poor and homeless. FILE PHOTO: A chef of Caffe Italia restaurant cooks soup as part of a charity program to help homeless people in St. Petersburg, Russia November 28, 2018. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov The traditional meat and cabbage soup is ladled into big flasks and driven by volunteers to places around the city where people live rough…

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Jamal Khashoggi: private WhatsApp messages may offer new clues to his murder

CNN has been granted exclusive access to the correspondence between Khashoggi and Montreal-based activist Omar Abdulaziz. The messages shared by Abdulaziz, which include voice recordings, photos and videos, paint a picture of a man deeply troubled by what he regarded as the petulance of his kingdom’s powerful young prince. The exchanges reveal a progression from talk to action — the pair had begun planning an online youth movement that would hold the Saudi state to account. “[Jamal] believed that MBS is the issue, is the problem and he said this…

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