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Roam raises $24M to scale electric vehicle production in Kenya

Roam, an EV startup based in Kenya, has raised $24 million in a Series A round, including up to $10 million debt commitment from the U.S International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), to scale the production of electric motorcycles and buses. Equator, an Africa-focused climate tech VC fund, led the round, which also had the participation […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

U.S. court dismisses most claims against OpenAI in copyright class action

A U.S. federal court has partially dismissed a class action lawsuit accusing OpenAI of infringing on copyright by training its AI chatbot on authors’ work. This doesn’t mean ChatGPT‘s developer is in the clear, though. Brought by authors Paul Tremblay, Sarah Silverman, Christopher Golden, and Richard Kadrey, the lawsuit specifically accuses OpenAI of direct copyright infringement, vicarious copyright infringement, knowingly distributing a work after removing…

Hundreds of thousands still without power after storms lash Victoria

The Victorian Premier has promised support is on the way as crews scramble to fix powerlines damaged by freak storms that have left hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without power since yesterday. The aftermath of yesterday’s wild weather forced schools to shut down and elective surgeries to be cancelled today, while more than 130,000 customers still remain without power. Some of the storm…

Mbappe to Real Madrid: We talk about it in locker room – Tchouameni

Real Madrid midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni has insisted that he and his teammates talk about the possibility of Kylian Mbappe joining the Los Blancos in the near future. Tchouameni said this while responding to a question on Mbappe’s future after Real Madrid defeated RB Leipzig 1-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday. Mbappe’s current deal with PSG will expire at the end of the season. The…

Honored and proud’ – Peseiro thanks President Tinubu for rewarding Super Eagles

Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro has expressed his delight following the national honour bestowed on the team. Peseiro and his players were received at the Presidential Villa by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Tuesday. The Portuguese and his players were awarded with national honours, plots of land as well as flats in the Federal Capital Territory. “Honored and proud. We were received and commended…

Ukraine ‘sinks’ ANOTHER Russian warship as drone blasts Caesar Kunikov in ‘Valentine’s Day surprise for Putin’

HUMILIATED Vladimir Putin has lost another of his prized warships in a drone attack. Footage shows the vessel engulfed in flames off the southern coast of annexed Crimea. East2West Footage shows a ship on fire off the coast of Crimea[/caption] Smoke rising from the scene this morningEast2West East2West Caesar Kunikov large landing ship, part of the Russian Black Sea Fleet[/caption] Ukraine‘s intelligence office claimed the…

Chinese consumers are about to return from the holidays. That doesn’t mean the economy will pick up.

Tourists in Chongqing, China. Costfoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images Chinese consumers are back from the festive Chinese New Year season next week. That doesn’t mean the economy will pick up. Instead, spending is likely to slow, signaling more bad news for Beijing when what it really needs is a break. China’s economy and markets were weak coming into 2024, but investor sentiment could worsen after the…

China can’t use civilian ships to invade Taiwan just yet, but it’s getting there, says former US intelligence officer

Officers and sailors of Chinese naval vessel Yantai stand at the side of the ship in Yantai, East China’s Shandong province, April 25, 2023. CFOTO/Future Publishing via Getty Images China’s military has been conducting large-scale exercises with civilian ships, per an analyst. At least 39 merchant vessels were recorded supporting the Chinese navy in 2023, wrote Michael Dahm. They’re likely preparing for a potential Taiwan…

Disneyland character performers Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck looking to unionize

They may live in the Magic Kingdom, but they also want better working conditions.  Workers at Disneyland, including performers who play the beloved characters of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Cinderella, are looking to unionize. Labor organizers said they want better safety conditions and scheduling policies for the workers.  The employees are looking to join the Actors’ Equity Association, which represents workers in live theatrical…

Notre Dame’s new spire revealed in new milestone following cathedral’s devastating fire

Marking a milestone in the Notre Dame Cathedral’s renaissance, the scaffolding surrounding the Paris attraction was removed on Tuesday. The medieval Catholic cathedral’s scaffolding has been taken down in recent days, revealing the cathedral’s new spire for the first time, which is adorned with a golden rooster and a cross. A resident near the cathedral, Frederico Benani, told the Associated Press that he felt emotional…

GREG GUTFELD: Imagine how easy and fun it would be to have President Kamala Harris

Happy snowy Tuesday! There are two words that should scare the crap out of us and it’s not Stelter nudes. Nope, it’s President Harris. During an interview with the Wall Street Journal, the Veep said she’s ready to step in as commander in chief. “I am ready to serve. There’s no question about that.” Serve what, you ask? If it’s anything more than a tennis…

Tennessee House GOP Blocks Proclamation Honoring Grammy Winner Allison Russell, While Letting Similar Measure for Paramore Pass

When it comes to Tennessee’s recently Grammy-winning musical heroes, the state’s House Republicans are making it clear — they’re good with Paramore, but not so much Allison Russell, for reasons yet to be explained. Tennessee Rep. Justin Jones (D-Nashville) brought resolutions before the body to honor the Grammy achievements of Paramore, who won for best […] Go to Source

‘Players’ Review: Netflix’s Insipid Rom-Com Should Remain on the Bench

Many romantic comedies utilize deception as a key plot point. However, for every film that incorporates an inciting fib with smarts and heart (from “While You Were Sleeping” to “You’ve Got Mail”), there are others that lack a similar savvy finesse (like “How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days” and “The Wedding Date”). “Players” […] Go to Source

Andrej Karpathy is leaving OpenAI again — but he says there was no drama

Andrej Karpathy, a widely respected research scientist, announced today that he has left OpenAI. This is the second time Karpathy has left the top AI firm and his departure is not because of any event, issue or drama, he said. Karpathy, a founding member of OpenAI, initially left the company to join Tesla in 2017. […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

NYT Connections today: See hints and answers for February 14

Connections is the latest New York Times word game that’s captured the public’s attention. The game is all about finding the “common threads between words.” And just like Wordle, Connections resets after midnight and each new set of words gets trickier and trickier—so we’ve served up some hints and tips to get you over the hurdle. If you just want to be told today’s puzzle,…

5 takeaways from Democrats’ special election victory in New York

Democrats won a major pickup on Tuesday with former Rep. Tom Suozzi’s win in the special election to fill ex-Rep. George Santos’s (R-N.Y.) House seat.  Suozzi, a former congressman, defeated Republican Nassau County legislator Mazi Pilip in a comfortable victory that will return him to his old seat representing New York’s 3rd Congressional District, which voted for President Biden in 2020 by 8 points. The…

Trump rages at ‘foolish’ GOP candidate who lost race for Santos’s New York House seat

Former President Trump lashed out Tuesday night after Democrats were projected to flip the New York House seat formerly held by disgraced ex-Rep. George Santos (R). Trump in a Truth Social post branded the Republican candidate in the special election in New York’s 3rd Congressional District a “very foolish woman,” chiding her for distancing herself from the former president. “Republicans just don’t learn, but maybe…

Ex-husband pleads guilty to murdering mum-of-three

The estranged husband of mother-of-three Kelly Wilkinson, who was doused in petrol and set alight, has pleaded guilty to her murder less than a month before his scheduled trial. Brian Earl Johnston, 37, appeared before Brisbane Supreme Court on Wednesday via video link for arraignment on one count of murdering Wilkinson on April 20, 2021 in a Gold Coast backyard as a domestic violence offence….

Paramount Global to cut 800 staff after record Super Bowl revenue and ratings

Paramount Global, the owner of broadcast and cable TV networks, announced Tuesday it will lay off hundreds of staffers as the media giant looks to reduce costs and grow revenue. The news comes just days after its CBS network saw record-breaking advertising sales and the highest-rated telecast for the Super Bowl. The company’s chief executive, Bob Bakish, announced the layoffs in a memo to employees…

Economic hardship: FG attacks PDP governors over Venezuela comparison

The Federal Government, on Tuesday, slammed the governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for comparing Nigeria’s hardship to Venezuela. The government accused the PDP governors of mischievously and falsely comparing the nation’s current economic challenges to Venezuela. This was contained in a statement by Mohammed Idris, the Minister of Information & National Orientation. The federal government’s reaction came as a…

WAEC releases 2023 WASSCE results

The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has released its West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, result for private candidates. The WASSCE for private candidates was conducted between 27 October and 20 December, 2023. WAEC’s Acting Head of Public Affairs Department, Moyosore Adesina, said a total of 78,419 candidates, representing 96.93 per cent “have their results fully processed and released, while 2,485 candidates, representing 3.07…

New York special election shows Trump’s one-man assault on early voting continues to hurt the GOP

Former President Donald Trump Joe Raedle via Getty Images Former Rep. Tom Suozzi is projected to have won recently expelled Congressman George Santos’ seat. Suozzi’s victory came on a day in which much of the district was blanketed with snow. The results illustrate that the GOP’s reliance on Election Day voting continues to harm the party. House Republicans’ main super PAC paid for private snow plows…

George Santos trolls the Republican representatives who supported his ouster after his vacated seat goes to a Democrat

George Santos at the US Capitol, when he was still a member of Congress. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Former GOP Rep. George Santos’ vacated House seat was flipped to a Democrat in Tuesday’s election. Santos trolled the Republican Reps who supported his ouster, blaming them for losing a GOP seat. Santos’ seat will be filled by Democrat Tom Suozzi, shrinking the Republican majority…

Alaska Air flight attendants authorize strike for first time in over 30 years

Unionized flight attendants at Alaska Airlines on Tuesday voted to authorize a potential strike for the first time in three decades as thousands of cabin crew across three unions picketed for higher pay outside airports in the U.S., the United Kingdom and Guam. Out of 93.47% of Alaska Air flight attendants represented by the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA-CWA) who participated in Tuesday’s vote, 99.48%…

LARRY KUDLOW: The Biden-created affordability crisis is worsening

Joe Biden’s heavy-duty federal spending fiasco is forcing interest rates to rise and keeping higher than expected inflation alive. Biden has poured in almost $6 trillion in new spending and it looks like he’s planning on at least another $4 trillion in the years ahead, that is according to the new CBO baseline.  Bidenomics would move federal debt held by the public all the way…

User’s Manual to what’s next now that the House impeached Mayorkas

The House has now impeached Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Think of impeachment as an indictment. It’s up to the Senate to act as a “court” and judge whether the accused is guilty of the charges in a trial. The impeachment of cabinet officials is rare. The House has now impeached multiple Presidents and federal judges. But only one cabinet secretary prior to Mayorkas. That…

Police announce arrest in theft, destruction of Jackie Robinson statue; additional arrests likely

Law enforcement in Wichita, Kansas announced the arrest of a suspect connected to the theft of a bronze Jackie Robinson statue.  The statue was stolen from a public park and was later found dismantled and burned. On Tuesday, Wichita police said Ricky Alderete, 45, was taken into custody earlier this month due to his connection to an unrelated case. He has a criminal record that…

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