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Accenture CEO steps down due to health reasons

FILE PHOTO: Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme leaves after the “Tech for Good” Summit at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann (Reuters) – Accenture Plc’s Chief Executive Officer Pierre Nanterme is stepping down due to health reasons, the consulting and outsourcing company said on Friday. Chief Financial Officer David Rowland will serve as the interim CEO, Accenture said in a statement. Nanterme, who took the helm in January 2011, was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016. Rowland will be replaced by KC McClure, who currently heads…

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Sports 

Report: Steelers kept AB out of finale for disciplinary reasons

The reason Antonio Brown didn’t play in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ de facto elimination game on Sunday wasn’t because of knee soreness but rather the result of a tumultuous week during which Brown argued with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and didn’t take part in the Saturday walkthrough. Dec 30, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) looks on during warm-ups before the Steelers host the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field. Brown has been ruled out of the game due to injury. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports This…

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Four reasons that Apple shares have been falling

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Apple has lost billions in market value in recent weeks Apple was once the, well, apple of Wall Street’s eye. The first US company to achieve a trillion dollar market value, the tech giant boasted trend-setting products, a cash pile larger than the economy of some countries and consumers so loyal they would camp out overnight. But in recent weeks, the California firm has fallen sharply out of favour. Its share price has tumbled more than 20% since October, hurting other stocks and infecting…

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Orthodox Church split: Five reasons why it matters

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kiev held a mass to thank Constantinople for recognising the Ukrainian Church’s independence The Russian Orthodox Church has cut ties with the Church leadership in Istanbul, the Constantinople Patriarchate traditionally regarded as the Orthodox faith’s headquarters. The Moscow-based Russian Orthodox Church has at least 150 million followers – more than half the total of Orthodox Christians. The dispute centres on Constantinople’s decision last week to recognise the independence of Ukrainian Orthodox worshippers. Just another arcane theological dispute, you might think. Well, there is more…

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Aaron Ramsey out for Wales against Republic of Ireland due to ‘family reasons’

Aaron Ramsey scored for Wales in their 4-1 Uefa Nations League opener against Republic of Ireland in September Uefa Nations League: Republic of Ireland v Wales Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin Date: Tuesday, 16 October Kick-off: 19:45 BST Coverage: Live on BBC Radio 5 live, Radio Wales and Radio Cymru, the BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app, plus live text commentary. Highlights on Match of the Day Wales, BBC Two Wales, at 23:10 BST. Aaron Ramsey is to miss Wales’ Uefa Nations League game against the Republic of Ireland. The…

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Science 

‘Reasons to be hopeful’ on 1.5C global temperature target

Image copyright RADBOUD Dutch scientist Dr Heleen de Coninck is one of the co-ordinating lead authors of the forthcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on 1.5C which will be released next Monday in South Korea. Speaking to the BBC before the start of the negotiations in Incheon, she explained what her role involves and why, despite the enormous climate challenge facing the world, she believes there are some hopeful signs. How did you become an IPCC scientist and what do you do? You become one when you…

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Hurricane Florence: Four reasons to fear this storm

Hurricane Florence will be one of the biggest storms to make landfall along the US eastern seaboard in decades. The Carolinas haven’t experienced anything like this since the 1980s. Here’s why this storm threatens not only the coast but millions of people inland. The coastal area of South Carolina features hundreds of inlets while North Carolina has barrier islands miles away from the mainland. As the storm moves inland it will find a relatively flat area for hundreds of miles. South Carolina’s state capital Columbia is at only 89m (292ft).…

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Four reasons why Australian politics is so crazy

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCan anyone hang on to Australia’s top job? If you can’t be expected to know the name of your country’s prime minister, your leaders are probably coming and going with alarming frequency. Take Australia for example – where Malcolm Turnbull has become the fourth PM in a decade to be ousted by colleagues. The political carnage has been so extreme that in 2015 some emergency workers reportedly stopped asking patients who was prime minister, saying it was no longer a good indicator…

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Serena Williams pulls out of Rogers Cup for personal reasons

Serena Williams suffered the most comprehensive defeat of her career last week Serena Williams has withdrawn from next week’s Rogers Cup in Canada for personal reasons. The American 23-time Grand Slam singles champion was beaten 6-1 6-0 by Briton Johanna Konta at the most recent Silicon Valley Classic event – the worst defeat of her career. “We are disappointed Serena will not be joining us,” said tournament director Eugene Lapierre. “Fans were very much looking forward to seeing her in action.” German Tatjana Maria will now get a wildcard spot…

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