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Streaming bosses defend models but seem open to exploring change at inquiry

Streaming bosses defend models but seem open to exploring change at inquiry

Entertainment
Spotify, Apple and Amazon bosses have defended their music streaming models to a government inquiry investigating how revenue is distributed - but agreed they would potentially be willing to "get together" as an industry to explore options.The trio appeared virtually before MPs at the department for digital, culture, media and sport (DCMS) committee's latest session on the impact of streaming on Tuesday afternoon. Artists including Nile Rodgers, Elbow's Guy Garvey, Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien and singer-songwriter Nadine Shah have already given evidence, as have executives from the UK's "big three" major labels - Sony Music, Warner Music and Universal Music - and representatives from licensing bodies. Image: Nile Rodgers is among the artists ...
Giving babies Weetabix from four months ‘worth exploring’

Giving babies Weetabix from four months ‘worth exploring’

Health
Introducing gluten to a baby's diet before six months may prevent children developing coeliac disease, research suggests.The findings are "really exciting" but larger trials are needed before any benefits can be confirmed, says the King's College London team.Current advice is that babies should only be given solids from six months.Coeliac disease is caused by a bad reaction to gluten, found in wheat, barley and rye. It affects around 1% of children and adults, and can cause symptoms such as diarrhoea, bloating and vomiting, because of damage caused to the lining of the gut.Scientists have discovered that introducing tiny doses of peanuts in children with severe peanut allergies could slowly build up their tolerance, and the same approach is being tried wi...
Chang'e-4: Chinese rover now exploring Moon

Chang'e-4: Chinese rover now exploring Moon

Science
A Chinese robotic rover has got its wheels dirty after rolling off its landing craft and onto the lunar soil.The Chang'e-4 spacecraft touched down on the far side of the Moon at 10:26 Beijing time (02:26 GMT) on Thursday.Lunar exploration chief Wu Weiren echoed Neil Armstrong's famous quote, telling state media the event marked a "huge stride" for China.The rover and lander are carrying instruments to analyse the unexplored region's geology.It represents the first ever such attempt and landing on the far side of the Moon, which has distinct characteristics to the near side we can see from Earth.According to the Guardian newspaper, Weiren told the state broadcaster CCTV: "The separation of Chang'e 4's rover was smooth and perfect....
Lundin exploring new potential in Barents Sea

Lundin exploring new potential in Barents Sea

Business
Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A new well in Norway's southern waters of the Barents Sea is targeting a prospect thought to hold 244 million barrels of oil equivalents, Lundin Petroleum said.Lundin's subsidiary in Norway said it started drilling an exploration well in the Børselv prospect in the southern Barents Sea. The company said the well is located near the proved Alta and Neiden oil discoveries and about 11 miles northwest of another discovery well."The Børselv prospect is estimated to contain gross unrisked prospective resources of 244 million barrels of oil equivalent," the company said in a statement.Lundin made discoveries near the Børselv prospect about three years ago. A fourth appraisal well was drilled in the Alta discovery in May and the company put the estimated reserves there at between...
JV partners of Indiafirst Life Insurance exploring strategic options

JV partners of Indiafirst Life Insurance exploring strategic options

Finance
The domestic insurance sector is witnessing a flurry of M&A activity and ET NOW learns that a mega deal is brewing in one of India's youngest life insurance companies, IndiaFirst Life Insurance which is a three-way joint venture between Bank of Baroda, Andhra Bank and UK's leading risk,wealth and investment brand Legal & General group. According to two sources familiar with the proposed transaction who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the JV partners are currently exploring multiple strategic options which could include either a potential partial stake sale or even a potential exit based on the progress of the discussions. " They ( JV partners) are considering various strategic options, but no plans have been finalised as yet by them. As part of preliminary negotiations , ta...