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samsung issues q3 guidance - up sequentially but down on a yearly basis

Samsung has just released its quarterly earnings guidance and it's still feeling the hangover from the memory boom party. The operating profit is significantly down on a yearly basis, but it has increased compared to Q2. Q3 2019 Guidance KRW / USD Q3 2018 Results KRW / USD Q2 2019 Results KRW / USD Sales 62 trillion / 52 billion 65.46 trillion / 55 billion 56.13 trillion / 47 billion Operating Profit 7.7 trillion / 6.4 b...

andy murray set to play in australian open, says tournament director | sport

‘For sure Andy will be here,’ says Craig TileyFormer world No 1 has been playing in Asian tournamentsAndy Murray is expected to compete in the 2020 Australian Open, according to its tournament director, Craig Tiley.The former world No 1 had career-saving hip surgery earlier this year and continued his good progress by reaching the China Open quarter-finals last week. Continue reading...

recruitment firms issue profit warnings as brexit and hong kong protests bite - business live | business

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as PageGroup and Robert Walters both suffer falling UK profitsPageGroup: UK profits down 4.1% as markets deteriorateRobert Walters: Brexit, China and Hong Kong protests all hurting 8.08am BST PageGroup’s shares have slumped by 15% at the open, as the City reacts to its warning.They’re down 61p to 356p, making PageGroup the biggest faller on the FTSE 250 index. That’s also their lowest level in almost three years. 8.07am BST Shares in Ro...

my husband is terrible in bed – and has been for 30 years | life and style

I like him, but I’m not attracted to him. While I don’t want to hurt his feelings, it has become a thorn in my sideI am a 58-year-old woman, married for 30. Although I like my husband, I find him physically repulsive. His lovemaking is so boring and always has been. I have tried to explain that foreplay is important, but it goes in one ear and out the other. I don’t want to hurt his feelings by saying he is crap in bed, but our sexless marriage has become a thorn on my side. Can you help? Please...

online, no one knows you're poor | money

Shauna Janes Ahern used to make her living by writing about food online. But when times got tough, she realised keeping up with appearances can only make you lose sight of life’s meaningI arrive at six in the morning, two hours before the store opens. Awaiting me is an aisle of boxes, stacked up. One last sip of my coffee, then I put on my gloves and take a big breath. Time to go in.I lug boxes, slash open tops with my cutter, put new packages of whole‑grain seeded bread, naan and seasonal sugar...

spread the word: the iraqis translating the internet into arabic | global development

Ameen al-Jaleeli and a team of student translators are working to empower people with knowledgeWhen Islamic State overran the Iraqi city of Mosul, human life was not the only thing in peril. Knowledge was, too.Fortunately, Ameen al-Jaleeli understood this. He used a friend’s wifi to transfer a vast batch of Wikipedia files for offline usage. When the militants cut the cables in July 2016, he was ready. Continue reading...

sight of people fighting over water sends plumbers on to india's streets | amrit dhillon | global development

With the country’s major cities set to run out of groundwater in 2020, volunteers are helping to conserve precious suppliesDrenched in perspiration on a muggy Sunday afternoon in New Delhi, Ashia Saifi climbs up and down the stairs of apartment buildings, ringing on doorbells and asking if residents have any leaking taps they want fixed.Sometimes, the door is slammed shut in her face. People are scared of intruders and strangers, even though Saifi sports a little white cap that’s the emblem of t...

so we are supposed to diet – but not to get ‘diet face’? | suzanne moore | opinion

Jenni Murray says she doesn’t want to shed more pounds for fear of looking gaunt. When it comes to society’s obsession with weight, women just can’t winCall me a sadist, but sometimes I get a huge amount of pleasure from the misfortunes of others. I mean, why do any of us read problem pages? We don’t really want the problem “solved”; we like wallowing in the wretchedness of others. Particularly sexually. No one cares about people having a good time. What we really want are premature ejaculators ...

the last laugh: behind the multimillion-dollar deals to buy old sitcoms | television & radio

Seinfeld, Friends, The Office – with an ever-increasing wave of new content, why are TV streamers paying hundreds of millions for classic comedies?It’s the the fall of 1998. Netflix has launched with 30 employees and 925 DVD titles available to rent. Amazon has just announced its intention to expand beyond selling books online. And Seinfeld, the hugely popular sitcom about daily life in New York City, has wrapped its ninth and final season on NBC. Related: Could it BE any funnier? The 25 best Fr...

how we met: 'i looked at him one day and realised i couldn't imagine life without him' | life and style

Dee and Joe Ansah, 71 and 76, have been together for 32 years. They were close friends for more than a decade before they became a coupleWhen Dee and Joe became neighbours in 1973, it wasn’t love at first sight. “He moved in to my block of flats with his wife and their two children,” says Dee, who was a single mother at the time. “I didn’t see him in a romantic way.” There were a lot of young families in this block in south-west London and it was a tightknit community. “We were neighbours first,...

vietnamese activist arrested for criticising communist government on facebook | world news

Nguyen Quoc Duc Vuong is being held in conditions ‘conducive to mistreatment or torture’, says Human Rights WatchHuman rights groups have called for the immediate release of a Vietnamese activist arrested for criticising one-party Communist rule on his Facebook page.Nguyen Quoc Duc Vuong, 28, from Ho Chi Minh city was arrested in late September and now faces charges of “making, storing, disseminating or propagandising information” intended “to oppose the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietna...

kiribati ferry that sank, killing 95, not licensed to take passengers, inquiry finds | world news

Vessel was not permitted to carry people on open ocean and soon broke apart in heavy seas, official report saysAn overloaded ferry that sank near the Pacific island archipelago of Kiribati last year, killing 95 people, was not allowed to carry passengers in the open sea, and had twice run aground before its final journey, an inquiry has found.Only five passengers and two crew members of the 102 aboard survived the sinking of the MV Butiraoi ferry in January 2018. Many died of thirst and hunger w...

new york seeks plan for first floating ‘self-filtering’ pool in the east river | us news

Project would revive tradition, when the river was dotted with free public baths, until pollution led to its demise in the 1930sFor decades, the water in New York’s rivers have been considered too filthy for swimming.But the sight of people splashing about in front of the Manhattan skyline could again become a part of city life, following the launch of a project to revive swimming in the East River. Continue reading...

ear seeding – i look like a poundshop lady gaga who has lost his tiny marbles | life and style

Based on ancient Chinese medicine, these nuggets are meant to stimulate reflex centres in the ears. Shockingly, I feel nothingEar seeds? Is this a beat poetry thing? A nonsensical yet evocative pairing of random words, like asparagus rebel or potted moon? Inevitably, no: ear seeding is the hot new technique in wellness circles. A self-administered variant of traditional acupuncture, it takes place entirely in one’s lugs, a microcosm for the whole body.I’m trying out these 24-carat-gold ear seeds...

realme x2 pro to be unveiled on october 15

After posting several teasers last week, Chinese phone maker Realme has now officially confirmed that it will announce the X2 Pro on October 15. The launch event will be hosted in Madrid, Spain, and it will start at 10 AM local time. The company previously said that X2 Pro will be presented in Asia and Europe simultaneously, but we are yet to hear more about its Asian debut from Realme. The Realme X2 Pro will be the company's first, true flagship smartphone which will come with a Snap...

from emperors to inventors: the unsung heroes to celebrate in black history month | world news

Black academics and cultural commentators pick eight watershed moments and fearless people we should be remembering this monthIn 1926, the US historian Carter G Woodson, the son of former slaves, launched Negro History Week to commemorate important people and events from the African diaspora. “If a race has no history,” he said, “it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated.” Renamed and expanded in the 1970s, what we now know as Black...

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