Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth (1926-2022)

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City AM

By Sascha O’Sullivan Elizabeth II broke all the records. Our longest serving monarch, the oldest occupant of the throne, the doyenne of heads of state globally. She acceded to the throne when Winston Churchill was prime minister and rationing was still in place. She leaves us in the age of the internet, the Mars rover and artificial intelligence. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born on 21 April 1926, the first child of the then Duke and Duchess of York. She was not intended for greatness, but by the time she was 10, her grandfather George V had died, her uncle Edward VIII had abdicated an… Read More “Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth (1926-2022)”

Relay Therapeutics Jumps on Data Update

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The Street

By Maxx Chatsko An early look at an ongoing study hints at the value of the company’s unique approach. An emerging crop of drug developers is using artificial intelligence, machine learning, and sometimes supercomputers to design safer and more effective drugs. Data from human patients remains scarce, non-existent, or hardly unique compared to more traditional drug development approaches. There’s a healthy dose of skepticism among analysts and industry titans. The latest update from Relay Therapeutics (RLAY) – Get Relay Therapeutics Inc. Report provides early validation for a technology-enable… Read More “Relay Therapeutics Jumps on Data Update”

Congress reacts to queen’s death: ‘America weeps for our friends in the UK’

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Raw Story

By Matt Laslo WASHINGTON – As Britain weeps, America mourns. Flags across the nation’s capital – from the White House to the people’s House of Representatives – are now flying at half-staff as they honor the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II. Even if the idea of a monarch is antithetical to the American spirit, the queen maintained a special place in the hearts of American political leaders from Harry Truman, whom she met in 1951, through President Joe Biden. Her loss is being felt by lawmakers of all stripes. “It’s sad. I know it was expected, but it’s very sad,” John Kennedy (R-LA) told … Read More “Congress reacts to queen’s death: ‘America weeps for our friends in the UK’”

Charles, Britain’s conflicted new monarch

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Reuters

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) – With the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth on Thursday, Prince Charles has finally become king of the United Kingdom and 14 other realms, ending a wait of more than 70 years – the longest by an heir in British history. The role will be daunting. His late mother was overwhelmingly popular and respected, but she leaves a royal family that has seen reputations tarnished and relationships strained, including over lingering allegations of racism against Buckingham Palace officials. Charles confronts those challenges at the age of 73, the oldest monarch to take… Read More “Charles, Britain’s conflicted new monarch”

Charles, Britain’s conflicted new monarch

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Reuters UK

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) – With the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth on Thursday, Prince Charles has finally become king of the United Kingdom and 14 other realms, ending a wait of more than 70 years – the longest by an heir in British history. The role will be daunting. His late mother was overwhelmingly popular and respected, but she leaves a royal family that has seen reputations tarnished and relationships strained, including over lingering allegations of racism against Buckingham Palace officials. Charles confronts those challenges at the age of 73, the oldest monarch to take… Read More “Charles, Britain’s conflicted new monarch”

Queen Elizabeth II: A front-row view to almost a century of history

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City AM

By Elena Siniscalco Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has passed away after a lifetime that has seen everything from World War II to the Covid-19 pandemic. City A.M. look back at the extraordinary events she lived through as Queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. 1952: Elizabeth becomes Queen following the death of her father, George VI, being the thirty-ninth sovereign to be crowned in Westminster Abbey. George died at 56, while Elizabeth was in Kenya, on a Commonwealth trip. She was only 25 at the time.1955: Winston Churchill resigns as prime minister after suffering an electoral def… Read More “Queen Elizabeth II: A front-row view to almost a century of history”

FOCUS: As yen looks set to weaken, intervention seen a drop in bucket

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Kyodo News

Despite stepped-up warnings by Japanese authorities, the yen looks on course to lose more of its value to the U.S. dollar, as market players are unfazed by the dangled threat of intervention in foreign exchange markets. Even if such an intervention becomes a reality to arrest the yen’s decline, the chances are that it will be a drop in the ocean and do little to reverse the trend of a strong dollar, unless the Bank of Japan changes its dovish stance — an unlikely scenario, market analysts say. The yen has already broken past barriers seen as psychologically important for market participants a… Read More “FOCUS: As yen looks set to weaken, intervention seen a drop in bucket”

Greg Cote’s Week 1 NFL picks

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Miami Herald

We began our NFL picks in the Miami Herald way back in 1991. I’m not sure we thought we would do it again in ‘92. Don Shula and Dan Marino were still going strong. “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” topped the box office, Michael Jackson’s “Black Or White” was all over the radio, and the first George Bush was president. Well, time flew, as time does, and now we set out on our 32nd season of NFL picks. Welcome back or welcome aboard. You know we like to have fun here; perhaps our Upset Bird sidekick (“Aawwk!”) was a hint. But we also take our picks seriously and want to win. Let’s roll! Final 2021: 1… Read More “Greg Cote’s Week 1 NFL picks”

Washington state’s COVID-19 state of emergency will lift on Oct. 31, Inslee says

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The Seattle Times

SEATTLE — After more than two years, Gov. Jay Inslee is declaring an end to Washington’s COVID-19 state of emergency. Inslee made the announcement at a news conference Thursday at the state Capitol, lifting the emergency order he imposed on Feb. 29, 2020, at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic. “Ending this order does not mean we take it less seriously or will lose focus on how this virus has changed the way we live. We will continue our commitments to the public’s well-being, but simply through different tools that are now more appropriate for the era we’ve entered,” Inslee said in a state… Read More “Washington state’s COVID-19 state of emergency will lift on Oct. 31, Inslee says”

Better, faster decisions: Why businesses thrive on real-time data

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CIO

Most organizations understand the profound impact that data is having on modern business. In Foundry’s 2022 Data & Analytics Study, 88% of IT decision-makers agree that data collection and analysis have the potential to fundamentally change their business models over the next three years. The ability to pivot quickly to address rapidly changing customer or market demands is driving the need for real-time data. But poor data quality, siloed data, entrenched processes, and cultural resistance often present roadblocks to using data to speed up decision making and innovation. We asked the CIO Expe… Read More “Better, faster decisions: Why businesses thrive on real-time data”