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Isaac Dogboe: Boxer’s struggle from Ghana to the UK and Madison Square Garden

Isaac Dogboe on meeting Prince Charles, sleeping in a gym and becoming world champion “My dad said ‘don’t phone your mum and tell her the problems we are going through’.” Boxer Isaac Dogboe is detailing a period of homelessness that pre-dated his rise to world champion. As he does so, his father Paul fights back tears just a few feet away. The 24-year-old, who describes himself as “born in Ghana, made in Britain”, can scarcely believe life has changed so much that he now gets to rub shoulders with Prince…

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Square introduces new payment terminal for small businesses

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Square Inc, the company led by Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey, on Thursday launched a payment terminal for small business clients, expanding its suite of hardware products. FILE PHOTO: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey answers a question as he testifies at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on foreign influence operations on social media platforms on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Bourg Square’s new touch-screen terminal allows merchants, such as liquor stores and hairdressers, to ring up sales, take credit card payments processed…

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Square CFO Sarah Friar to join Nextdoor as CEO

(Reuters) – Jack Dorsey-led Square Inc said on Wednesday its financial head Sarah Friar will step down to become the chief executive officer of social networking service provider Nextdoor. The payment processor’s shares fell 8.3 percent to $71 in extended trading, after closing down 10 percent in regular hours. Friar, who steered Square through its blockbuster IPO in November 2015, will stay on until December. David Viniar, Square’s lead independent director, will lead the search for Friar’s replacement, the company said. Reporting by Diptendu Lahiri in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj…

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Brussels to name square after murdered MP Jo Cox

Image caption Jo Cox was killed in 2016 by neo-Nazi Thomas Mair A square in Brussels is to be named after murdered Labour MP Jo Cox. The square in the centre of the city is close to the Ancienne Belgique concert venue that Mrs Cox regularly attended when she lived and worked in Belgium. Thursday’s naming ceremony will be led by the Mayor of Brussels and be attended by members of the MP’s family. Mrs Cox, 41, was killed in 2016 by right-wing extremist Thomas Mair, in Birstall, West Yorkshire,…

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Tesla’s U-turn puts it back at square one on cash

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s take-private plans for Tesla Inc have evaporated, but the company’s looming debt needs remain. FILE PHOTO: SpaceX founder Elon Musk pauses at a press conference following the first launch of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo With a debt load of about $10.5 billion and the possibility of an impending cash shortfall, Wall Street expects the luxury electric carmaker may need to raise funds before long. Tesla Chief Executive…

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‘There are boats floating above my head in Times Square’

Image caption Digital images of boats interact with a real world scene in New York’s Times Square Augmented reality (AR) – adding a digital overlay to a real-world image – is giving artists and galleries opportunities to create more interactive artworks and exhibitions, providing more exciting experiences and reaching new audiences. But until AR headsets become widespread – and fashionable – will this remain a niche technology? Imagine holding your mobile phone up in front of Pablo Picasso’s Woman with Green Hat and seeing the portrait transform into a photo…

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Asian, African migrants living in Russia play soccer on Red Square

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Migrants from Africa and Asia staged their own version of the World Cup in Moscow on Tuesday, playing soccer matches in Red Square in an event held to highlight challenges faced by refugees in Russia. Players take part in a soccer match between teams of refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Cameroon, Zimbabwe and Ivory Coast at a makeshift pitch in Red Square in Moscow, Russia July 3, 2018. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich The games were organized by anti-discrimination network FARE and the Civic Assistance Committee, which helps migrants and refugees.…

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