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Google Cloud names Thomas Kurian to replace CEO Diane Greene

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Former Oracle Corp product chief Thomas Kurian will replace Diane Greene as head of the cloud division at Alphabet Inc’s Google in the coming weeks, Greene announced in a blog post on Friday, after a tumultuous year for the business. FILE PHOTO: A Google logo is seen at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, U.S., November 1, 2018. REUTERS/ Stephen Lam/File Photo Greene said she had joined Google three years ago with plans to leave after two years and will move into investing and philanthropy…

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Tesla names director Denholm to replace Musk as board chair

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc has named director Robyn Denholm as board chair, fulfilling a demand by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to strip the job from Elon Musk, the electric car maker’s wayward chief executive who has dragged the company through months of turbulence. The appointment was required as part of a September deal Tesla struck with the securities regulator to settle fraud charges against Musk and Tesla. Legal experts said it was unclear if Denholm, who has been on Tesla’s board for four years, was independent enough for…

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Tesla names new chair to replace Elon Musk

Image copyright Reuters Electric car company Tesla has appointed an executive at Australian company Telstra to chair its board. Robyn Denholm takes over the role from founder Elon Musk, who will remain as Tesla’s chief executive. Mr Musk agreed to give up the chairmanship last month to resolve claims of fraud brought by US financial regulators. The settlement requires Tesla to install an independent chairman, among other penalties. The move scotches reports that James Murdoch might have been appointed to the job. Tesla has endured a difficult few months, following…

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Nishikori to replace Del Potro at ATP Finals

Tennis – ATP 1000 – Paris Masters – AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France – November 2, 2018. Japan’s Kei Nishikori in action during his quarter-final match against Switzerland’s Roger Federer. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes LONDON (Reuters) – Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro has withdrawn from the season-ending ATP Finals and will be replaced by Japan’s Kei Nishikori, organizers of the London event said on Saturday. World number four Del Potro is still sidelined with a right knee injury sustained in Shanghai last month. Nishikori will join Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Alexander…

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Sri Lanka v England: Jos Buttler likely to replace Jonny Bairstow, says Joe Root

Jos Buttler has made 25 Test appearances for England Sri Lanka v England, first Test Venue: Galle Date: Tuesday, 6 November Time: 04:30 GMT Coverage: Live text commentary and The Cricket Social programme on the BBC Sport website and app. England captain Joe Root says Jos Buttler is likely to keep wicket in the first Test against Sri Lanka next week if Jonny Bairstow is ruled out. Bairstow is recovering from an ankle injury picked up while playing football, but Root says England have options with Buttler and Ben Foakes.…

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Co-op to replace plastic bags with compostable carriers

Image copyright Co-op Image caption The bags will cost 5p and double as a compostable bag for food waste Compostable bags are to replace single-use plastic bags in more than half of Co-op stores, the supermarket has said. It says around 60 million plastic carriers will be replaced with the new bags, which will cost 5p and double as a compostable bag for food waste. Material is certified as compostable if it means it will break down within 12 weeks under specified conditions. The retailer said the move was a…

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Evan Davis to replace Eddie Mair on BBC Radio 4’s PM

Evan Davis will replace Eddie Mair as the new host of BBC Radio 4’s PM show. Davis, who has hosted Newsnight on BBC Two since 2014, confirmed his new appointment on Twitter “Having survived several years of people saying ‘You’re not as good as Jeremy Paxman’, I now look forward to people saying “You’re not as good as Eddie Mair,” he joked. Davis will begin presenting PM at the end of October. Mair left the programme in July after more than 30 years at the BBC, to start a new…

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Browns trying out kickers to replace Gonzalez: report

The Cleveland Browns are working out kickers the day after Zane Gonzalez missed two field goals and two extra points in a 21-18 loss in New Orleans. Sep 16, 2018; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints specialist Taysom Hill (7) celebrates after a missed 52 yard field goal attempt by Cleveland Browns place kicker Zane Gonzalez (2) in the final seconds of the fourth quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Browns 21-18. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported veterans Blair…

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McLaren: British teenager Lando Norris to replace Stoffel Vandoorne

Lando Norris, pictured in first practice for the Italian Grand Prix on Friday, won the European Formula Three championship in 2017 and this year sits second in the Formula Two championship, the feeder series to F1 British teenager Lando Norris is to replace Stoffel Vandoorne at McLaren after the Belgian driver announced he is to leave at the end of the season. Norris, 18, has been the team’s reserve driver and took part in first practice sessions in Spain and Hungary in 2018. He will partner Renault’s Carlos Sainz, who…

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