Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew dies at 91

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Lee Kuan Yew, the statesman who transformed Singapore from a small port city into a wealthy global hub, has died at the age of 91.

The city-state’s prime minister for 31 years, he was widely respected as the architect of Singapore’s prosperity.

But he was criticised for his iron grip on power. Under him freedom of speech was tightly restricted and political opponents were targeted by the courts.

A state funeral will be held on 29 March, after a week of mourning.

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Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew dies at 91

Starbucks Will Stop Putting The Words ‘Race Together’ On Cups

 

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The most visible part of Starbucks’ campaign to get customers talking about race — putting the slogan “Race Together” on coffee cups — has come to an end.

The company received widespread criticism of its Race Together Initiative, which was announced last week. But Starbucks spokeswoman Laurel Harper told NPR that the move occurred right on schedule and was unrelated to the fallout. “This is not a change at all,” Harper said. “We are not straying from what we set out to do, in fact, we are doing more.”

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Starbucks Will Stop Putting The Words ‘Race Together’ On Cups

San Francisco sparkles in stunning aerial images from 7,200 feet up

 

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Vincent Laforet, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer known for his stunning photo essays of New York and Las Vegas, is taking his unique style of photography to San Francisco. Harnessing himself to a helicopter 7,200 feet in the air gives Laforet a chance to capture San Francisco like never before — the photos put new meaning into the term bird’s eye view.

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San Francisco sparkles in stunning aerial images from 7,200 feet up

Tottenham agree £4.3m deal to sign Kevin Wimmer from FC Köln

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Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a €6m (£4.3m) deal with FC Köln to sign the central defender Kevin Wimmer in the summer.

The club are determined to build for the longer term and over the duration of the manager Mauricio Pochettino’s five-year contract. In January, he oversaw the signings of DeAndre Yedlin, the 21-year-old right-back from the Seattle Sounders, and Dele Alli, the 18-year-old midfielder from MK Dons. Alli has been loaned back to the Dons for the remainder of the season.

The 22-year-old has enjoyed a breakthrough season at the German club, starting in 24 of their 25 Bundesliga matches, and he has impressed Tottenham with his composure, physicality and aerial ability.

Wimmer, who is 6ft 2in tall, moved to FC Köln from Linz in his native Austria for €250,000 in 2012. He fits the profile of the type of player that Tottenham want to add, as he is young, talented and hungry to progress.

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Tottenham agree £4.3m deal to sign Kevin Wimmer from FC Köln

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The pregnant woman who was attacked after responding to a Craigslist ad is shown in herFacebook profile photo less than a month before the incident beaming in a rainbow tutu and proudly wearing a “Mommy to Be” sash.

Michelle Wilkins, 26, who police say was stabbed and had her baby stolen, went to high school inGuatemala and studied sustainable development at college in North Carolina, where she sold hand-made pottery, her family confirmed.

“Thanks to everyone for the outpouring of sympathy and support,” the Wilkins family said in a statement released Thursday evening. “Longmont first responders and the United Hospital staff saved our daughter’s life for which we will always be grateful.”

“We grieve for the many victims of this senseless attack, but mostly for a precious child whose life was ended before she had a chance to live,” the statement read.

Wilkins was allegedly stabbed by a woman identified by police as Dynel Lane, who police say had posted on Craigslist that she was selling baby clothes.

 

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Indian Music And Movie Streaming Firm Hungama Is Raising $100 Million

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About

Hungama was founded in 2005 as a marketing and communications agency that offered services such as interactive gaming, lead promotion and community building for brands. Eying the growth of mobile, it branched out to entertainment in 2009, and today it is arguably India’s most prominent player in that space. (The original, marketing-focused side of the business was sold to WPP in 2012.)

The total audience for Hungama’s services hit 48 million users in February. Of that figure, a whopping 43 million consumed content on a mobile device, with 13.8 million paying for some form of content across its platform. Hungama’s services were used by 227 million consumers during its last financial year, with around one-third spending money in some way.

Comptetion

The company’s main competitors in the music streaming space in India include Times India-owned Gaana, Saavn — which recently hit 11 million monthly users — and Rdio, whichentered India in January having acquired Dhingana in 2014. There is also operator Airtel’s Wynk service.

 

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Indian Music And Movie Streaming Firm Hungama Is Raising $100 Million

Target will pay hack victims $10 million

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Target will pay customers who suffered from a 2013 data breach up to $10,000 each in damages.

On Thursday, a federal judge in St. Paul, Minnesota approved a $10 million offer by Target to settle a class action lawsuit, according to an attorney representing those who were hacked.

The more likely scenario? Target will reimburse victims for “lost time,” as it says in court papers.

 

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Target will pay hack victims $10 million