They did not reveal the chief priest’s identity but said that he later returned all the missing ornaments after being grilled by Singapore police. Though the 36-year-old priest was arrested on charges of “criminal breach of trust”, he was later released on bail. … [Read more...] about Head priest of Singapore’s oldest Hindu temple arrested over missing gold ornaments
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ESPN-Star then got into action and picked up telecast rights of the tournament for the next two editions for $9 million and $40 million respectively and introduced feeds in regional languages. Sony Pictures Networks, which had a fledgling sports bouquet in 2014, bagged the rights for all FIFA events until 2018 for $90 million. … [Read more...] about FIFA World Cup 2018: Strong viewership, passion for the beautiful game make it a winning property
In Yes Bank’s case, the losses were so large that they were used to write off the losses. This has led to heart burn as suddenly several investors in the AT1 bonds were caught off guard. The mutual fund industry, which had large exposure to the bond, has to deal with a complete loss on their investment. The Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) has written to the government for first squaring up the capital, and then use the proceeds of AT1 bonds. However, the rules are clear on this and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is acting as per its Basel-III circular. … [Read more...] about Yes Bank | Why is a Financial Redressal Agency missing when it is needed most?
Most AI-driven biopharma companies parse available data to find drug molecules that target single proteins believed to underlie a disease. This yields a lot of leads, but few pan out. Recursion Pharmaceuticals generates its own data by running 100,000 mini-experiments weekly, robotically dosing samples of “sick” cells with an array of treatments. Recursion then takes a microscopic snapshot of the reaction and uses machine-learning software trained to spot the sick and healthy cells to sort out what works. “It lets you operate without bias,” says CEO Chris Gibson. “The treatments aren’t what a human would have predicted.” Because scanning an image file is faster and cheaper than chemical-based tests, Recursion can collect exponentially more data per hour than a traditional lab. It has compiled one of the largest global databases of cell images, which it uses to improve its algorithms. The company’s approach was validated when, in 2018, it … [Read more...] about This pharma exec is using AI differently–and spotting effective treatments others miss
Rebecca Sugar’s animated show, Steven Universe, has followed its titular character and his family—three gender nonbinary aliens who protect Earth from threats—through 174 episodes, a movie, a video game, 300 original songs, and seven years. Along the way, the Cartoon Network series has broken down barrier after barrier, unapologetically exploring LGBTQIA+ themes and childhood anxiety through a lens of unrelenting positivity and acceptance. “I wanted to make sure that there was this open invitation to kids, especially gender nonconforming and expansive kids, that it is for them, that [all] those lines are deliberately blurred and fluid,” Sugar says. The final season, which concluded in March, presciently addressed panic attacks and PTSD, topics which have become more acute in the age of COVID-19, and helps viewers find understanding amid any trauma they’re experiencing. “Different personalities will handle this in wildly different … [Read more...] about ‘Steven Universe’ creator Rebecca Sugar celebrated gender fluidity before it was cool