Will Smith and Ang Lee are coming to Disrupt SF

We’re announcing a big addition to the Disrupt SF Agenda: Will Smith and director Ang Lee will be joining us to discuss their upcoming film “Gemini Man.”
They’ve both had long careers in the movie business — Lee’s titles include “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” “Brokeback Mountain” (which won him an Academy Award for Best Director) and “Life of Pi” (ditto). And Smith, of course, has starred in countless box office hits, most recently “Aladdin,” while also delivering critically acclaimed performances in films like “Ali” and “Concussion.”

The Wall Street Journal: Trump says U.S., Japan prepared to pointer singular trade deal

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump told Congress on Monday that a U.S. and Japan were prepared to enter a singular agreement that would reduce some tariffs and set terms of digital trade.
Trump and his reflection in Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, had formerly announced in Aug during a Group of 7 Summit in France that they had reached an agreement in element to reduce rural tariffs and industrial tariffs.

NECO ‘withholds’ Niger state students results 

Students in public secondary schools in Niger State are unable to access their National Examinations Council (NECO) May/June Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) results.
The body has withheld the results following the debts owed by the government.
The results were released on August 27.
Students in public secondary schools, who reached out to The Nation, bemoaned their inability to access their results in order to attend the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) screenings of the universities of their choice.

US Senators ask the FCC to review licenses with China-owned telecoms – Engadget

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Two US Senators want the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to review whether two Chinese state-owned telecoms should be permitted to operate in the US. In a letter to the FCC, Democratic leader Senator Chuck Schumer (D-New York) and Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) ask the Commission to review licenses that give China Telecom and China Unicom the right to use networks in the US. According to The New York Times, the Senators are concerned that the companies may use that access to carry out espionage.

Hedera Hashgraph, Touted as Excessive-Bustle Blockchain Different, Goes Dwell – CoinDesk

Hedera Hashgraph has launched its long-awaited public community, backed by about a of the arena’s greatest corporations and promising sooner transactions and better capacity to scale than any blockchain to this level.

NYT reporters behind Kavanaugh story suggest key information was removed by editors

The New York Times reporters behind the controversial piece on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh claimed Monday night that key details missing from the sexual misconduct allegation may have been removed from the original draft in the editing process.


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