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Giants coach unsure if team will keep abuser Josh Brown
LONDON (AP) — New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo says the team has not yet decided whether Josh Brown will remain on the team after admitting to repeated abuse of his former wife.
McAdoo faced repeated questioning about the kicker following the Giants' first practice in London for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams.
Brown did not travel to London and the team has yet to say if he will be suspended or cut following this week's publication of court records in which the player said he physically abused his wife over a protracted period.
At the Pro Bowl in January, Brown's wife called NFL security to ask that she and her three children be moved to another hotel to avoid harassment. When asked whether the Giants knew about Brown's behavior then, McAdoo repeatedly said the Giants were still gathering information. Finally, he answered: "I'm not going to answer that."
The Giants have signed Robbie Gould, a former star kicker for the Chicago Bears. He will practice with the team Saturday.
Vietnam economy under no Trump pressure: experts
Experts from the business research group Conference Board said the Vietnamese economy is not likely to experience seismic changes if US president-elect Donald Trump says no to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal. The New York-based organisation has also projected the growth rate of 6.2 percent in 2016 and 6.5 percent in 2017 for Vietnam. Conference Board expert Jing Sima said Vietnam might benefit in the short and medium terms, given that US-China relations are forecast to worsen. … chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Uber Just Bought An AI Startup To Make Its Self-Driving Cars Smarter
An Uber car outfitted with self-driving technology in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Afp / AFP / Getty Images Uber is doubling down on self-driving cars. The company said Monday that it has acquired an artificial intelligence startup called Geometric Intelligence and tapped the company’s founders as co-directors of its new in-house AI research lab. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Dubbed Uber AI Labs, Uber’s new artificial intelligence research arm is intended to explore AI applications beyond… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Vietnam’s rubber industry encounters ‘white crisis’
A sign of the times: The rubber price has fallen to $1,500 per ton from the highest peak of $4,000-5,000 per ton gained in 2011. Highway No 14, which connects Binh Phuoc district, was once covered by the green color of rubber trees. Rubber was compared to ‘white gold’ which brought prosperity to locals. However, the situation is different now. Those who travel across Binh Phuoc, Tay Ninh, Binh Duong and Dong Nai may see bare and ragged rubber forests, and piles of felled rubber trees lying… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Many US universities promise scholarship for Vietnam’s top swimmer
Nearly 20 universities in the US have invited Vietnam’s top swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien for study even with their full scholarship, said the Vietnam Water Sports Association’s General Secretary Dinh Viet Hung. According to Hung, while studying at these universities, Anh Vien still can practice swimming and compete at contests at the university sport centre or clubs. However, she has not yet decided what she wants to do. Vietnamese top swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien Anh Vien has graduated from… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Harvard scholars: Travel ban deprives US of best, brightest
BOSTON (AP) — Harvard Medical School professor Thomas Michel was so excited about recruiting Iranian researcher Soheil Saravi, he put Saravi's name on the door of his Boston lab when his new hire got his visa.Then President Donald Trump's travel ban took effect, blocking Saravi from entering the U.S."It's interesting. This is a door. It's open," Michel said Tuesday. But he added this lament: "He can't walk through the door into this country to walk into this laboratory."Trump's ban on people… chat_bubble_outline Read More...