Ciara is going to Harvard University

Ciara has been accepted into Harvard University’s Business School.

The ‘Goodies’ hitmaker – who has five-year-old son Future Zahir with her former partner Future and two-year-old daughter Sienna with husband Russell Wilson – has revealed she is set to join the prestigious college and called it “a lifetime opportunity” to be given a place on their Business of Entertainment, Media and Sports programme.

Alongside a picture of her posing in a sweater with H on it, Ciara announced on Instagram: “I always dreamt of going to college, but by God’s grace, my music career took me on a path that I’m so thankful for.

“This week I got accepted into Harvard! Words cannot describe my excitement!

“Thank you @anitaelberse for a once in in a lifetime opportunity to attend @Harvard BEMS. #WhyNotHER (sic)”

Harvard states that the course will “examine best practices and winning strategies in the worlds of film, television, publishing, music, and sports.”

As for the sport element of her diploma, Ciara’s other half is a quarterback in the Seattle Seahawks.

It’s no surprise that the 33-year-old singer has opted for the course as she launched her own company Beauty Marks Entertainment earlier this year, which not only acts as a record label for the R&B star, but encompasses her other passions for “film, fashion, technology and philanthropy”.

The “about” section on the business’ website reads that it is “a company at the vanguard of the fast-changing music industry.

“With a business model built on fully supporting the artist, the female-led enterprise places Ciara at the forefront of forward-thinking entertainers taking an entrepreneurial approach to their careers.

“BME also fulfils all the functions of a record label and provides an outlet for Ciara to achieve her many far-ranging ambitions.

“To that end, the company positions music at the intersection of Ciara’s other passions: film, fashion, technology and philanthropy.”

Ciara – who released her seventh studio album ‘Beauty Marks’ on May 10 – follows in the footsteps of the likes of Natalie Portman, Matt Damon and Barack and Michelle Obama, who have all attended the world famous establishment.

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Source:: Daily Times

      

Jofra Archer set to be named in England’s Cricket World Cup squad

England bowler Jofra Archer takes part in a net session

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Reports suggest the fast bowler will get the nod along with Liam Dawson

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England name their 15-man squad for the Cricket World Cup today and the smart money says that Jofra Archer has done enough to earn his place.

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The Barbadian-born Sussex fast bowler has been a controversial inclusion this season, but he dispelled any doubts about his talent and temperament with his assured bowling displays during England’s recent 4-0 series whitewash against Pakistan.

According to The Daily Telegraph Archer will be among the names read out at 9.30am this morning, along with Liam Dawson, even though he was not a member of the squad for the series against Pakistan.

The disappointed players will be David Willey and Joe Denly, with the former particularly unlucky if the Telegraph’s information is correct.

Archer on target

The selection of Archer is logical, according to former England quick bowler Steve Harmison. He told talkSPORT that his “extra pace” means he should be included at the expense of Willey.

“It will be so harsh on David because he’s done brilliantly for England, but you can only take 15,” Harmison explained.

Also in favour of Archer’s inclusion is former England captain Alistair Cook. Speaking at an ICC Cricket World Cup event, Cook was asked if he’d select the 24-year-old Archer, who qualified for England in March on residency rules.

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Source:: The Week – All news

      

Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei says the company is ‘fully prepared’ for a conflict with the US

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Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei told Chinese media on Tuesday that the company is “fully prepared” for a clash with the US, which he considers inevitable as the company works towards becoming a global tech leader.
Ren’s statements come as the US ramps up action against Huawei – the world’s largest telecommunications equipment producer – over concerns that its technology may be used as a backdoor for spying by the Chinese government.
The US last week placed Huawei on a trade blacklist, though on Monday it gave the company a 90-day reprieve before the ban comes into effect. Google responded to the ban by reportedly suspending its business with Huawei and dropping its licensing on Android, which prevents users from receiving critical updates.

Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei told Chinese media on Tuesday that the company is “fully prepared” for a clash with the US, which he considers inevitable as the company works towards becoming a global tech leader.

“We sacrificed [the interests of] individuals and families for the sake of an ideal, to stand at the top of the world,” Ren said in an interview with Chinese state media, according to a translation by South China Morning Post.

“For this ideal, there will be conflict with the United States sooner or later.”

The US has ramped up action against Huawei – the world’s largest telecommunications equipment producer – over concerns that its technology may be used as a backdoor for spying by the Chinese government. Huawei has repeatedly denied the allegations.

Friction between the Trump administration and Huawei heightened last week, after the US Department of Commerce added Huawei to a trade blacklist, which prevents the company from buying parts and components from American companies without US government approval. The move could have a dramatic effect on Huawei’s operations, as the company relies heavily on US parts.

Google responded to the ban by reportedly suspending its business with Huawei and dropping its licensing on Android, which prevents users from receiving critical updates. Other US tech suppliers – like Intel and Qualcomm, which provide crucial software and parts to Huawei phones and tablets – have also reportedly cut ties with the Chinese company.

On Monday, the US Commerce Department announced it would loosen restrictions on Huawei for 90 days, which would allow the Chinese telecommunications giant to temporarily maintain existing networks and provide software updates on its current smartphones.

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Source:: Business Insider

      

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