The mayor of Venice blamed climate change for flooding of the historic canal city that hit the second-highest levels ever, as the city braced for yet another wave on Wednesday. The high-water mark hit 74 inches late Tuesday, meaning more than 85% of the city was flooded. The highest level ever recorded was 76 inches during infamous flooding in 1966. Called “Moses,” the moveable under-sea barriers are meant to limit flooding of the city, caused by southerly winds that push the tide into Venice. Zaia told SkyTG24 that the barriers were almost complete, but it wasn’t clear if they would work against such flooding.
November 13, 2019 09:41 UTC
Five semi-finalists will compete on-stage at the Forbes Under 30 Summit Europe in Berlin on December 1, 2019, to a panel of judges. Well, it is my personal contribution to upgrading pre-school and school education.” explained Igor Rybakov, co-founder of the Rybakov Foundation and the Rybakov Prize. To learn more, visit the Rybakov Prize page. About Forbes Under 30 Summit EuropeThe 2019 Forbes Under 30 Summit Europe will gather over 1,000 of the world’s most successful and pioneering young leaders to create meaningful partnerships, share experiences and champion the power of entrepreneurial capitalism. About Rybakov FoundationThe Rybakov Foundation is a private philanthropic organization, created by Ekaterina and Igor Rybakov in 2015.
November 13, 2019 08:00 UTC
Follow along at nytimes.com, starting a few minutes before 10 a.m.Four key issues will dominate the hearings. Mr. Kent told investigators that Mr. Giuliani’s influence over Mr. Trump when it came to Ukraine was “almost unmissable,” and that Mr. Giuliani led a “highly irregular” channel of policymaking on Ukraine. The security aidCongress approved nearly $400 million in security aid to help Ukraine counter Russian aggression. They have said they were alarmed to learn that the aid would not be restarted unless Ukraine agreed to publicly announce the investigations that Mr. Trump wanted. He told lawmakers that he knew at that time that “more Ukrainians would undoubtedly die without the U.S. assistance.”
November 13, 2019 07:30 UTC
Then RAD goes to the brand and asks it to donate to the charity of the star’s choice. And then, when clothes get mentioned, so does the donation — on the carpet during interviews, as well as in social media posts and news releases. … The donation piece of the agreement is not part of the bidding war for a celebrity; it happens after the fashion conversation has become a fait accompli. (RAD is not a nonprofit, and Ms. Phillips and Ms. Martin take a 15 percent administrators’ fee from the brands on top of the donations, 33 percent of which they in turn donate to charity. Despite the Tinseltown economics, the goal is to eventually turn RAD into a B-corp.)
November 13, 2019 07:02 UTC
Xpeng P7 Electric Sedan XpengThe Xpeng G3 made the top of my list of interesting cars at the 2018 Guangzhou Auto Show. In the lead-up to the 2019 edition of the show, Xpeng has announced that it has received $400 million in Series C capital funding from a number of strategic and institutional investors. The funding round was led by Xiaomi, a Chinese electronics company that makes things like smartphones, laptops and mobile apps. The P7 will also be capable of remembering commonly used parking spaces and then parking there automatically. To see the world around it, the G3 uses 12 ultrasonic sensors, three millimeter band radard, five HD and one infrared cameras.
November 13, 2019 06:43 UTC
HONG KONG—Life in Hong Kong was crippled for a third straight day Wednesday, as the aftermath of two days of violence and fears of further clashes disrupted transportation and kept many children home from school. Commuters struggled to get to work. Dozens of bus lines were suspended, subway service was delayed and several train stations were either closed or offered limited access. Huge crowds piled up in the subways amid the long delays. Streets, meanwhile, were filled with bricks, poles, garbage—the debris of another night...
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November 13, 2019 06:42 UTC
A man who spent 11 years in prison for a series of Los Angeles armed robberies he didn’t commit was exonerated Tuesday after prosecutors agreed he had been wrongly convicted. He thanked his wife, Maria, for not only standing by him but pursuing his freedom vigorously. “She grabbed me by the hand and had a strong hold and she said there is an innocent man in prison,” Lacey recalled from her first meeting with Wills. She didn’t say it one time, she said it multiple times.”AdvertisementWills said Maria Martinez had been the secretary in the homicide unit and she knew she wouldn’t be married to a criminal. Maria Martinez referred to Wills as ”mama” and Wills’ husband stepped in to give Maria away at the altar when she wed Ruben Martinez.
November 13, 2019 06:38 UTC
Gabe Kapler might need years to match the popularity of his predecessors with the San Francisco Giants. Kapler has been hired as San Francisco’s manager a month after being fired from the same job by the Philadelphia Phillies. Kapler is the second big hire in a matter of days by Zaidi, the Giants’ president of baseball operations. On Monday, Zaidi introduced new general manager Scott Harris, most recently an assistant GM for the Chicago Cubs. Zaidi and Kapler are now reunited from their time with the Los Angeles Dodgers, where Kapler served as director of player development and Zaidi the general manager.
November 13, 2019 06:36 UTC
1 team will last only one week as Evansville shocked the Wildcats, 67-64, on Tuesday night in Lexington, Ky. Evansville never led by more than eight points, but it never trailed over the final 11 minutes. Riley and Sam Cunliffe paced Evansville with 18 and 17 points, respectively. Cunliffe, who also grabbed six rebounds, calmly swished two free throws with six seconds remaining for the final points. Evansville shot only 38.3 percent but won the rebounding battle, 38-35, and made 12 of its 13 free-throw attempts.
November 13, 2019 06:30 UTC
(CNN) Two people in China are being treated for plague, authorities said Tuesday. The two recent patients, from the Chinese province of Inner Mongolia, were diagnosed with pneumonic plague by doctors in the Chinese capital Beijing, according to state media Xinhua . Plague, caused by bacteria and transmitted through flea bites and infected animals, can develop in three different forms. Bubonic plague causes swollen lymph nodes, while septicemic plague infects the blood and pneumonic plague infects the lungs. Since then, we've invented antibiotics, which can treat most infections if they are caught early enough -- but the plague isn't gone.
November 13, 2019 06:00 UTC
HONG KONG — Students on Hong Kong’s university campuses erected roadblocks and gathered bricks in preparation for battle with the police on Wednesday, as residents navigated severe transit disruptions and office workers brawled with officers in the heart of the financial district. This week’s disruptions are notable because they have strained the city’s infrastructure during ordinary workdays, forcing commuters to choose whether to venture outside and risk being caught up in clashes and tear gas. The protests started in June over an extradition bill that has since been withdrawn, and have morphed into broader demands for democracy and police accountability. Schools and universities have become flash points. A day after young demonstrators staged a fiery standoff against the police on the fringes of a university campus, the Education Bureau said on Wednesday that it was up to parents whether to send their children to school — a move that angered two prominent teachers’ unions.
November 13, 2019 05:10 UTC
(CNN) Three Democratic heavyweights this week have dangled the possibility of a 2020 White House run , a reflection of the extraordinarily unsettled nature of the Democratic field only a few months before voting begins. Still, the fact that Patrick and Bloomberg could soon join the field underscores how fractured Democrats are three months before the opening contest in Iowa. Bloomberg's adviser Howard Wolfson told CNN in a statement last week that Bloomberg plans to skip the first four primary contests. On Tuesday in Arkansas, Bloomberg told a gaggle of reporters he was "still exploring what we're going to do" and deflected questions about Biden's strength as a candidate, calling him "a very nice guy." He's running his campaign, I'm running mine and one thing doesn't necessarily have anything to do with another," Bloomberg told reporters.
November 13, 2019 04:50 UTC
A challenge with blockchain is the unrealistic expectations that have developed around it, Warren and Treat observe. Many executives had doubts as to whether the technology was production-ready – “limitations on blockchain technology” and “scalability issues” were selected as the biggest challenges in adopting blockchain. Scaling blockchain from proof of concept to production is another stumbling block the authors state. Align to strategic priorities: Develop a use case that zeros in on the problem or opportunity blockchain is addressing. Evaluate blockchain’s value relative to other technologies: “Blockchain is not a substitute for digitization and should not be treated as such.
November 13, 2019 04:41 UTC
The 19-year-old San Diego State University freshman who died after an event at one of the school’s fraternities was gravely injured when he fell from his bunk bed, the county medical examiner’s office said Tuesday. Investigators determined that sometime after falling asleep, he fell from his top bunk, suffering unspecified injuries. Before Hernandez’s death, six of the fraternities that make up the Interfraternity Council were suspended and four were under investigation. Rob Caudill, executive director of Phi Gamma Delta, said the fraternity chapter at San Diego State has been suspended while officials work to determine what happened. Many described themselves on the fund’s website as San Diego State graduates, students or the parents of fraternity members.
November 13, 2019 04:23 UTC
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick will be featured in a private workout Saturday arranged by the NFL and to be held in Atlanta. In a memo sent to all 32 teams Tuesday and obtained by The Times, the league alerted general managers, head coaches, and player personnel directors that there will be a workout and interview of Kaepernick at Atlanta Falcons headquarters. In February, the league settled a grievance filed by Kaepernick and former teammate Eric Reid. One NFL team executive, while not dismissing the value of a Kaepernick workout, said it comes at a particularly inconvenient time for teams. But if this is part of their settlement, they should have done this in June.”
November 13, 2019 04:13 UTC