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Oxfam scandal: Ex-Haiti director denies paying for sex

Image copyright VRT Image caption Roland Van Hauwermeiren worked in Chad from 2006-09 before going to Haiti in 2010 The former Oxfam director accused of hiring prostitutes while working in Haiti and Chad has denied paying for sex, but admitted some “mistakes”. In an open letter, Roland Van Hauwermeiren, 68, …

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Shulkin to pay back some expenses after Europe trip faulted

WASHINGTON –  Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin on Thursday pledged to repay more than $4,000 for his wife’s airfare for an 11-day trip to Europe that mixed business and sightseeing. Testifying at a House hearing, Shulkin said he accepts responsibility for making mistakes after a government investigation found “serious derelictions” …

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The plague of rationalization

There are many reasons startups fail. Unfortunately, we just didn’t have enough time and ran out of money. Unfortunately, the customers just didn’t care enough about our offering. Unfortunately, the channel just wasn’t economically efficient. Unfortunately, I had the wrong person running engineering (or marketing, sales, finance etc.). Unfortunately, we …

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How Sephora is leveraging AR and AI to transform retail and help customers buy cosmetics

This article was originally published as a TechRepublic cover story. In San Francisco’s Dogpatch district, a research laboratory explores new products that tap augmented reality (AR), artificial intelligence (AI), and RFID technology. Like many Silicon Valley startups, its team develops and pitches cutting-edge solutions and customer service experiences, promising to …

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Govt commitment on high-speed broadband for every home

The Minister for Communications has said that Ireland will be the first country in the world to bring high-speed broadband to every single home, writes Eleanor Burnhill. Denis Naughten was speaking during Dáil statements on the national broadband procurement process. Sinn Féin’s Louise O’Reilly said she was not convinced by …

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Steelers' run defense must improve, owner says

Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II told fans that the team needs to improve upon a leaky run defense next season. Although ranked 10th against the run, the Steelers permitted 102 rushing yards or more in five of their final six games — including 164 in a 45-42 setback to …

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Twitch launches always-on chat rooms for channels

Game streaming site Twitch today is debuting an always-on chat room feature it’s simply calling “Rooms.” The addition was first announced at its developer event TwitchCon back in October, and was expected to launch before year-end. That timing shifted a bit, but the feature is going live today across both …

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Reflect: Embedded meta analytics, built for developers

Video: How big data powers digital transformation Analytics and data visualization are commoditized. There is a wide selection of solutions, ranging from traditional BI tools to self-service and cloud-based solutions, and from full stack suites to bare bones libraries. This is either a nightmare to navigate or a consumer’s delight, …

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