Chia Jeng Yang

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Women Are Free, and Armed, in Kurdish-Controlled Northern Syria

MANBIJ, Syria — Radwan, a 30-year-old Arab man, came with four male witnesses and a grievance with an ex-wife to a place called the Women’s House here in Manbij, in northern Syria.<p>He had recently divorced his second wife, Amira, 17, and he wanted back the gold he had given her as a bride price, …

A Wrenching Dilemma

He wanted me to see the boxes. They were piled six or seven high, and there were so many stacks on the shelves it was hard to take them in all at once. The other aisles of the Virginia Beach Police Department’s evidence storage unit were filled with guns and knives, hard drives and cash piles — …

A 40-Year-Study Found That Kids Who Do This Are More Likely to Earn the Most Money When They Grow Up

Even researchers were surprised to learn which kids grew up to earn the most money.<p>Imagine you are asked to look at a sixth-grade class and predict which students will earn the highest income as adults. Which kids would you choose?<p>Do you go for the studious kids? The shy kids who are eager to …

Two US grocery chains are on the verge of bankruptcy as Amazon moves in

Bloomberg reports that Winn-Dixie parent Bi-Lo and Tops Friendly Market could both declare bankruptcy this month, an ominous shakeout in a grocery industry that is bracing for new competition from Amazon and its newly acquired Whole Foods subsidiary.<p>Dig a little deeper and the situation is more …

S&P Global

Could Amazon Flip a State?

Democrats could gain politically if the company chooses a city in a battleground state for its second North American headquarters.<p>Could Amazon flip a state?<p>Amid all the public chatter over the company’s search for a second North American headquarters, there’s been strikingly little discussion about …

New York City

Why Are China And India Vying For A Stake In Bangladesh's Stock Market?

Bangladesh’s capital market, third-largest in South Asia, turns out to be the latest turf in the strategic rivalry between China and India. Bourses from both countries are bidding for a 25% share of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, which is courting foreign investment as part of its demutualization …

'We can only take so much abuse': Whole Foods suppliers slam 'hellacious' new policies and say rising costs are hurting business

Whole Foods is changing the way it does business with suppliers, and some local and regional brands say it's having a crippling impact on their business.<p>The grocery chain is charging brands more money for prime shelf space and in-store product demonstrations and taste tests while also requiring …

Whole Foods

Unilever's threat is latest 'power play' between advertisers and tech giants

One of the world's top advertisers is threatening to cut spending on digital platforms like Facebook and Google, but don't expect it to radically upend the tech giants.<p>Unilever (UL), which owns brands like Dove and Ben & Jerry's, warned on Monday that it would stop advertising on platforms that …

Trump Considering Firing Dow Jones Industrial Average

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—After watching it suffer its worst losses since he became President, Donald Trump is “seriously considering” firing the Dow Jones Industrial Average, aides have confirmed.<p>According to the aides, Trump is “furious” at the D.J.I.A. for going down so precipitously and …

Stock Markets

Centre to spend Rs 50 crore to tag four crore cows in Aadhaar-like system: Hindustan Times

Under the programme, milk-producing cows will get unique IDs and health cards in a bid to make dairy farming more remunerative.<p>The Indian government …

Looks like China just installed a railgun on a warship, beating the U.S. Navy to the punch

Railguns are another way the PLAN hopes to get an edge in 21st-century naval warfare.<p>Pictures surfacing online appear to show a new weapon developed in China. The nation may have just installed a full-scale railgun on a warship, something even the United States Navy has yet to do.<p>Railguns use …

Military

Asia under Trump: How the US is losing the region to China

<b>(CNN) —</b> In just one year, US President Donald Trump has changed the way Asia looks at the United States.<p>The cornerstones of American power in Asia, Japan, Australia and South Korea, all lost a little faith in their longtime close ally and protector in 2017, according to Gallup polling.<p>No military …

Trying to Break Up Was Costly for Catalonia

Catalonia will continue to count the cost of its drive for independence, according to BBVA Research.<p>The Madrid-based bank sees the Catalan economy …

Carles Puigdemont

What This Founder Does To Negotiate Million-Dollar Projects

Radically listen and you will raise more money than ever before. This is one of the most profound takeaways I had from talking with Kathy LeMay. LeMay has done a lot of deep listening over her 25-year career in fundraising and philanthropic work, raising over $175 million dollars to support global …

10 years after cold calling his way into a job, this Ghanaian founder just got $15 million to grow his thriving start-up

When Abe Ankumah, CEO of the network analytics company Nyansa, finished his MBA at Harvard, he knew he wanted to make his way back to California where he had completed his undergraduate degree.<p>So the Ghanaian-born entrepreneur picked up his phone and asked for a job.<p>"I cold called the Aruba …

Startups

‘It Is Important To Have An Equitable Growth’, Arun Jaitley Union Minister For Finance

National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX) launched India’s first Agri-Options on guar seed futures last Sunday. It has been …

The SpaceX Dragon Capsule Returns to Earth Looking Like a Toasted Marshmallow

Two times now, SpaceX has sent a Dragon cargo capsule to space and back two times. The most recent successful twofer came on Saturday morning, when …

We Studied 100 Mentor-Mentee Matches — Here’s What Makes Mentorship Work

When First Round launched its Mentorship Program in 2016, we didn’t know what to expect. We’d heard from a number of people in our community that …

Optoma 4K projector responds to Alexa voice commands

If you want to fire up your 120-inch screen with a voice command like "Alexa, turn on the projector," Optoma's newest effort is at your beck and call.<p>When it goes on sale in April for $1,700 (roughly converting to £1,240 in the UK and AU$2,150 in Australia), the UHD51A will be the first projector …

World wonders if Trump is eroding US 'moral authority'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's reported derogatory remarks about Haiti and slur against immigrants from "shithole" countries in Africa sent shockwaves around the world, simultaneously becoming a diplomatic issue that could damage America's global image and complicating an immigration …

The Worst Leadership Advice I Ever Received

Even your closest friends, colleagues and family members can give you bad advice about how you should lead your career and your life.<p>I discovered this two years ago when I was invited to speak about ethical intelligence to 30 Egyptian CEOs and government ministers at an executive education program …

Winning deals as a new venture capital fund

TX Zhuo Contributor<p>TX Zhuo is the managing partner of Fika Ventures focusing on fintech, enterprise software and marketplace opportunities.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Teaching startups the art of the sale<br>• How startups are trying to fix consumer debt<p>This is my third time joining a new firm and …

First-Ever Drone Swarm Attack Has Struck Russian Military Bases, Sources Claim

We knew this day was coming.<p>Ever since technological advancements made drones possible, people have warned of the potential dangers of weaponised …

You think it and a robot sees it: The future is here with mind-reading AI

The first “this could change everything” AI story of the year comes to us in the form of (yet another) AI that’s supposed to read minds. This time however, there’s no parlor trick. We’re one step closer to being able to broadcast our thoughts to a screen, thanks to artificial intelligence.<p>Japanese …

Physicists Overturn a 100-Year-Old Assumption on How Brains Work

This is how neurons actually fire.<p>The human brain contains a little over 80-odd billion neurons, each joining with other cells to create trillions of …

Neuroscience

Protesters stash bullhorns and hot chocolate, just in case Trump fires Mueller

Organizers have stashed bullhorns in apartments and offices near Manhattan’s Times Square. They’ve stockpiled hot chocolate mix and sleeping bags in Salt Lake City. And they’ve started arranging carpools in Houston.<p>Across the country, activists are making plans, collecting supplies and raising …

Donald Trump

Polish President Signs Controversial Laws As EU Triggers Punishment Clause

The European Union has taken unprecedented steps toward punishing Poland for a series of laws that have upended the checks and balances of Polish government. Through a never-before-implemented process, Poland could face sanctions, potentially including a loss of voting rights within the EU — …

The bet on using technology to get more Nigerians farming again is starting to pay off

The possibility that more middle-class Nigerians could get involved in farming is winning investor conviction.<p>Farmcrowdy, a one-year old agribusiness startup, has received $1 million in seed funding from investors including Techstars Ventures, Cox Enterprises and Social Capital. Launched in Nov. …

Farming

What zero-knowledge proofs will do for blockchain

Zero-knowledge (ZK) proofs are generating excitement in financial circles lately due to their potential for increasing privacy and security for blockchain participants. The concept itself is not new, as cryptographers have been working with zero-knowledge/interactive proofs for years. But the …

Blockchain

How Doug Jones Destroyed Roy Moore’s Whole Shtick with One Well-Chosen Verb

For years, Republicans have been expert at using just the right words to demean Democrats. Doug Jones turned those tables in a big way. Democrats …