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Twitter co-founder Evan Williams steps down from board

FILE PHOTO: Twitter co-founder Evan Williams speaks on stage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 at the San Francisco Design Center Concourse in San Francisco, California September 12, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File Photo (Reuters) – Twitter Inc said on Friday one of its co-founders, Evan Williams, will be stepping down as a member of its board at the end of the month. Williams, who also announced the move in a series of tweets, is currently the chief executive officer of online publishing website Medium and had also served as the CEO of…

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Formula 1 testing 2019: Williams describe delayed start to testing as ’embarrassing’

Williams’ George Russell on the track in Barcelona. Williams say it was “embarrassing” to miss two days of pre-season testing because their car was not ready. The Williams finally made it on to the track at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Wednesday – with a day and a half left of the four-day test. George Russell drove it, with Robert Kubica getting his chance on Friday. “It’s not a situation that we anticipated, or that we ever wanted to find ourselves in,” said deputy team principal Claire Williams. “We’re not…

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F1’s Williams target Wednesday new car track debut

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Williams could finally get their troubled new Formula One car on track on Wednesday, five days later than planned and well behind rivals already pounding out laps in testing. FILE PHOTO: Williams’ driver Robert Kubica poses during a news conference with Poland’s biggest oil refiner PKN Orlen on their cooperation in the Formula One in Warsaw, Poland, January 29, 2019. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel The former champions, who finished last overall in 2018 and have shed a number of sponsors, had planned to debut the car last Saturday for…

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Formula 1 testing 2019: Williams in turmoil as Sebastian Vettel fastest

Live text commentary of day two of F1 testing start from 08:00 GMT on the BBC Sport website Williams are in turmoil ahead of the new Formula 1 season as a result of delays building their new car. The new FW42 missed the first day of pre-season testing on Monday, will not be ready for Tuesday and is likely to miss much of Wednesday as well. On track, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel set the pace, with a lap 0.4 seconds quicker than McLaren’s Carlos Sainz. Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff said…

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Formula 1 testing: Williams pull out of opening day in Barcelona

Claire Williams with Robert Kubica (second left), George Russell (second right) and Jonathan Kendrick from sponsors Rok at the launch of the new Williams F1 car Williams have pulled out of the first day of pre-season testing on Monday as their new FW42 car is not ready. Deputy team principal Claire Williams says the car will run on Tuesday – the second of four days of testing at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya. Last week, the British team cancelled a planned shakedown run of the car because of delays in building…

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Daniel Williams: Reading University student search goes on

Image copyright Police handout Image caption Daniel Williams, 19, was last seen in a student union bar at the University of Reading’s Whiteknights campus A university student’s disappearance is “completely out of character” and officers are “extremely concerned for his welfare”, police have said. An air and land search for 19-year-old Daniel Williams is continuing after he went missing from the University of Reading in the early hours of Thursday. Mr Williams, from Sutton in London, was last seen leaving a student union bar. Police said they were “continuing to…

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Daniel Williams: Search for missing University of Reading student

Image copyright Police handout Image caption Daniel Williams, 19, was last seen in a student union bar at the University of Reading’s Whiteknights campus Search and rescue teams are trying to find a missing university student. Daniel Williams, 19, was last seen in a student union bar at the University of Reading’s Whiteknights campus in the early hours of Thursday. He was reported missing after he failed to return to his student accommodation. Thames Valley Police said officers, volunteers and Berkshire Lowland Search & Rescue had been deployed. It added…

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Six Nations 2019: Tomos Williams at scrum-half for Wales against France

Tomos Williams has scored two tries in six Wales appearances, including this one against Tonga in November, 2018 Six Nations: France v Wales Venue: Stade de France, Paris Date: Friday, 1 February Kick-off: 20:00 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC One, BBC One Wales & S4C, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru & BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app, plus live text commentary. Scrum-half Tomos Williams will make his Six Nations debut for Wales against France in Paris on Friday night. Despite injury concerns there are…

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Mental health at work: We agree with Prince William’s message

Image copyright Getty Images/reader photo Prince William says employers should provide more support for people whose mental health is causing them problems at work. “It should be so much easier to go to HR and talk about it,” he said during a speech in Switzerland. He says bosses need to set the example, saying the change in culture “has to come from the top.” “For some reason, people are embarrassed about their emotions – British people particularly.” The head of HSBC bank, John Flint, backed William’s calls for change, saying:…

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Simona Halep beats Venus and will face Serena Williams

Australian Open 2019 Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 January Coverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online. Top seed Simona Halep set up a highly-anticipated Australian Open last-16 match with Serena Williams by beating the American’s older sister Venus. The 27-year-old Romanian eased to a 6-2 6-3 victory, winning in straight sets for the first time at this year’s tournament. Seven-time champion Serena Williams reached the…

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