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CEO of Google’s self-driving car spinoff steps down from job

CEO of Google’s self-driving car spinoff steps down from job

Technology
The executive who steered the transformation of Google’s self-driving car project into a separate company worth billions of dollars is stepping down after more than five years on the jobBy MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Technology WriterApril 2, 2021, 8:30 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleSAN RAMON, Calif. -- The executive who steered the transformation of Google's self-driving car project into a separate company worth billions of dollars is stepping down after more than five years on the job.John Krafcik announced his departure as CEO of Waymo, a company spun out from Google, in a Friday blog post that cited his desire to enjoy life as the world emerges from the pandemic.“I'm looking forward to a refresh period, reconnecting with old friends and family, and dis...
KPMG boss steps aside after ‘stop moaning’ comment

KPMG boss steps aside after ‘stop moaning’ comment

Business
KPMGThe UK boss of KPMG will step aside while the accountancy giant investigates offensive comments he allegedly made at a meeting on Monday. Bill Michael reportedly told consultants to "stop moaning" about the impact of the pandemic and lockdown on people's lives, and to stop "playing the victim card".He later apologised, saying the comments did not reflect his beliefs.But KPMG said an "independent investigation" had begun."Mr Michael has decided to step aside from his duties as chair while the investigation is underway," a spokeswoman said. "We take this matter very seriously and will not comment further while the investigation is ongoing." According to the Financial Times, which first reported the story, about 500 KPMG staff attended the virtual meeting on 8 February.After Mr Michael'...
Asia Today: Japan, S.Korea set new daily records, mull steps

Asia Today: Japan, S.Korea set new daily records, mull steps

Health
Japan’s daily coronavirus cases have exceeded 3,000 for the first time while the government delays stricter measures for fear of hurting the economy ahead of the holiday seasonByThe Associated PressDecember 13, 2020, 9:59 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleTOKYO -- Japan’s daily coronavirus cases have exceeded 3,000 for the first time while the government delays stricter measures for fear of hurting the economy ahead of the holiday season.The 3,030 new cases, including 621 in Tokyo, took Japan's national tally to 177,287 with 2,562 deaths, the Health Ministry said Sunday.Experts say serious cases are on the rise around the country, putting an extra burden on hospitals and affecting the daily medical treatment for other patients. They urged authorities to take ...
Brexit: Ministers unveil next steps in England’s farming policy

Brexit: Ministers unveil next steps in England’s farming policy

Science
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Asia Today: South Korea, Japan mull steps as new cases rise

Asia Today: South Korea, Japan mull steps as new cases rise

Health
South Korea has reported 386 new cases of the coronavirus in a resurgence that could force authorities to reimpose stronger social distancing restrictions after easing them in October to spur a faltering economyByThe Associated PressNovember 21, 2020, 9:30 AM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleSEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 386 new cases of the coronavirus in a resurgence that could force authorities to reimpose stronger social distancing restrictions after easing them in October to spur a faltering economy.The figures released by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on Saturday brought the national caseload to 30,403, including 503 deaths.More than 270 of the new cases came from the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area, where heal...