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Top clubs threatened to withdraw from the Premier League during the ‘Project Big Picture’ talks

Leading clubs allegedly threatened to leave the Premier League to push through a transformation of English football developed by Liverpool and Manchester United that would give them more power and wealth. Greg Clarke, chairman of the football association, cited the warning from the elite clubs as the reason he had pulled out of talks on Project Big Picture earlier this …

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Alphabet’s latest X project is a crop-sniffing plant buggy

Alphabet’s X Lab, the former Google division that launched the Waymo self-driving car unit and other ambitious projects, has officially announced its latest “moon shot”: a computer-assisted farming project the company calls Mineral. The project focuses on sustainable food production and large-scale agriculture, with an emphasis on developing and testing a range of software and hardware prototypes based on breakthroughs …

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The Texan company wants to use ‘Project Olympus’ to 3D print buildings on the moon.

A Texan company wants to take its innovative approach to housing construction to the last frontier. Austin-based startup ICON, known for 3d printing Homes here on earth, just launched the Olympus project, an ambitious effort to develop a space-based construction system. The program will eventually help humanity gain a foothold on the Moon and Mars if all goes according to …

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The Veritas Video project was a “coordinated disinformation campaign,” researchers say

A misleading video by conservative activist James O’Keefe released on Sunday alleging, from unknown sources and with no verifiable evidence, that Rep. Ilhan Omar’s campaign had illegally collected ballots, was likely part of a coordinated disinformation effort, according to Stanford University researchers. Mr O’Keefe and his group, Project Veritas, appear to have made an abrupt decision to release the video …

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Netflix moves away from the author’s comments on Muslim Uyghurs, but defends the project

A Netflix executive responded on Friday to criticism of a planned TV series based on a book. The production company and streaming platform did not agree with the author’s views ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims in China. Had five Republican Senators sent a letter Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos on Wednesday called on the company to “seriously rethink” its …

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In 1619 Trump blows up the project on the role of black Americans and proposes his own “1776 Commission”

President Trump weighs history, busting New York Times Magazine’s 1619 project, which refreshes American history by focusing on the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans, while also heralding the creation of a new “1776 Commission” Reinstatement of “patriotism” in American schools. Speaking at a history conference in the White House Thursday, he said the Times had tainted …

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The group, led by the founder of Black Lives Matter, is a “fiscally sponsored project” by the pro-Chinese organization: report

A group led by one of the founders of Black Lives Matter has ties to a progressive pro-Chinese organization that is the group’s financial sponsor, according to a new report by a conservative think tank. The Black Futures Lab, which says it works “with blacks to transform our communities, build black political power, and change the way power works – …

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