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A venture firm focused on real estate, Navitas Capital, just raised $60 million

A venture firm focused on real estate, Navitas Capital, just raised million Real estate heavyweights clearly don’t want to be left in the dust by tech startups that see opportunities to do things more efficiently, more transparently, and more affordably than has previously been possible in the long clubby, expensive, and opaque world of real estate. Just one indicator is their sudden interest in venture capital. Indeed, a six-year-old, Beverly Hills, Ca.-based early-stage firm called Navitas Capital that focuses largely on real estate tech, including intelligent building design, just sealed…

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Apple GymKit is coming to a treadmill near you

Apple GymKit is coming to a treadmill near you Exercise gadget integration hasn’t exactly been elegant in the past. It’s been half a decade since Apple transitioned to the lighting connector, and still I regularly see the long-retired iPod 30-pin cable flopping off treadmill dashboards at gyms all around the country. It’s impossible to say how any of this will look five years from now, but at the very least, Apple’s new GymKit offering is certainly more refined than most of what’s come before it. Unveiled at WWDC over the…

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Politics 

Gove: I'll make Brexit work for animals too

Gove: I'll make Brexit work for animals too The government has published a new law that says it must treat animals as “sentient beings” when it makes laws. Environment Secretary Michael Gove promised to “make Brexit work not just for citizens but for the animals we love and cherish too”. The draft law also increases the maximum sentence for serious animal cruelty to five years in jail. The Green Party said the government had done a “screeching u-turn”. Gove hits back at ‘animal sentience’ social media campaign The move follows…

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Breaking News 

Will change to organ donor rules mean more transplants?

Will change to organ donor rules mean more transplants? In an attempt to make more organs available for transplant, ministers are proposing a radical change by moving to a system of “presumed consent”. Current rules in England mean those willing to donate their organs, should they die, sign up to a donor register. A consultation on the new system, which would see opting out of organ donation replacing opting in, starts on Tuesday. Wales has already adopted an approach of presumed consent. Scotland plans to introduce a similar scheme. Northern…

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Subway bomber wounds self, three victims in New York

Subway bomber wounds self, three victims in New York NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Bangladeshi man set off a homemade pipe bomb strapped to his body in a crowded New York City commuter hub during the morning rush hour on Monday, officials said, immediately calling it an attempted terrorist attack. The suspect, Akayed Ullah, 27, was taken to a hospital after suffering burns from the explosive device, which was attached to his body with Velcro and zip tires and did not fully ignite, officials said. It was not clear whether…

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Golden Globe TV race opens up as old favourites ousted

Golden Globe TV race opens up as old favourites ousted LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – New contenders will face award-winning heavyweights in the television races at the Golden Globes in a nominations list on Monday that dropped old favourites like “Veep” and “House of Cards.” Cast members (L-R) Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes attend a panel for the television series “Will & Grace” during the TCA NBC Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., August 3, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Amazon Studios’ ground-breaking transgender comedy “Transparent” and…

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Babierge might just be the answer to your baby gear travel nightmares

Babierge might just be the answer to your baby gear travel nightmares Traveling with a baby for the holidays? First you’ve got your own gear to worry about, then a stroller, something for the baby to sleep in like a bassinet or pack n’ play, a baby carrier, toys, snacks a diaper bag, possibly a car seat and whatever else the plane might allow you to shove into the overhead compartment or check at the gate. Then you’ve got to soothe and entertain the little one so everyone on the…

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With markets going crypto-crazy, SEC chairman weighs in

With markets going crypto-crazy, SEC chairman weighs in Given the crazy run cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, ether and litecoin have been on in the last week, it was only a matter of time before the Securities and Exchange Commission weighed in. Well, now it has in the form of an open letter from SEC Chairman Jay Clayton. Clayton addresses his comments to both main street investors and to financial services and market professionals that are selling the new financial products and he has choice words for both. A tl;dr of the…

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Late goals rescue Cardiff in 2-2 draw at Reading

Late goals rescue Cardiff in 2-2 draw at Reading (Reuters) – Cardiff City struck twice late on through Lee Tomlin and Joe Bennett to salvage a point as the Championship title challengers recovered from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Reading on Monday. Soccer Football – Championship – Reading vs Cardiff City – Madejski Stadium, Reading, Britain – December 11, 2017 Reading’s Paul McShane in action with Cardiff City’s Liam Feeney Action Images/Paul Childs Second-placed Cardiff have 44 points from 21 games and now trail leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers by…

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Bitcoin futures suggest breakneck rise in price to slow

Bitcoin futures suggest breakneck rise in price to slow NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – Newly launched bitcoin futures on Monday suggested that traders expect the cryptocurrency’s blistering price gains to slow in the coming months, even as it blasted above $17,000 to a fresh record high in the spot market. Chicago-based derivatives exchange Cboe Global Markets (CBOE.O) launched the futures late on Sunday, marking the first time investors could get exposure to the bitcoin market via a large, regulated exchange. The one-month bitcoin contract <0#XBT:> opened at 6 p.m. local time…

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