Art

Cambridge University don wrote erotic fiction about students

Cambridge University don wrote erotic fiction about students

Image caption Dr Peter Hutchinson stopped teaching after an internal investigation in 2015. A Cambridge University academic who was accused of sexual harassment published erotic fiction about students the year complaints were made against him. Dr Peter Hutchinson quit teaching at Trinity Hall in 2015 following an internal investigation into his conduct. It has now emerged he self-published a raunchy book centred around a university in the same ... Full story

Education

African crowdsolving startup Zindi scales 10,000 data scientists – TechCrunch

African crowdsolving startup Zindi scales 10,000 data scientists – TechCrunch

Cape Town based startup Zindi has registered 10,000 data-scientists on its platform that uses AI and machine learning to crowdsolve complex problems in Africa. Founded in 2018, the early-stage venture allows companies, NGOs or government institutions to host online competitions around data-oriented challenges. Zindi opens the contests to the African data scientists on its site who can join a competition, submit solution sets, move up a leader ... Full story

Economics

Indonesia central bank may cut key rate as coronavirus hits economy: Reuters poll

Indonesia central bank may cut key rate as coronavirus hits economy: Reuters poll

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A slim majority of analysts polled by Reuters expect Indonesia’s central bank to resume its easing cycle at its policy meeting this week to provide a cushion for the expected economic impact from the coronavirus outbreak. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Indonesia's central bank, Bank Indonesia, is seen on a window in the bank's lobby in Jakarta, Indonesia September 22, 2016. REUTERS/Iqro Rinaldi/File Photo. Sixteen of 28 economists ... Full story

Entertainment

52 Places to Go in 2020: Paris

52 Places to Go in 2020: Paris

Explore our list of 52 places to go in 2020, selected by New York Times Travel editors. Full story

Health

Dozens evacuated as severe flood warnings remain

Dozens evacuated as severe flood warnings remain

Image caption Residents were rescued from their homes by boat in Hereford on Monday. Dozens of people have spent the night away from home as severe flood warnings remain in place across parts of the UK. One woman died after being swept away in floodwater in Worcestershire, while hundreds of homes have been flooded in extreme weather caused by Storm Dennis. More than 200 flood warnings remain in place including nine severe - or "danger to life" ... Full story

Law

Boy Scouts of America, hobbled by multiple sex-abuse lawsuits, files for bankruptcy

Boy Scouts of America, hobbled by multiple sex-abuse lawsuits, files for bankruptcy

Feb. 18, 2020, 5:45 AM UTC. The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy protection. Facing mounting legal costs from defending itself against lawsuits alleging sexual abuse of boys, the venerable non-profit sought Chapter 11 protection in a court filing early Tuesday. A spokesman for the Boy Scouts of America said in a statement that the filing had "two key objectives: equitably compensate victims who were harmed during their time in ... Full story

Living

Samsung poised to benefit from China virus woes afflicting Apple, other rivals

Samsung poised to benefit from China virus woes afflicting Apple, other rivals

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics stands to be a major beneficiary of the China production problems announced by rival Apple Inc on Monday, reaping the rewards of a decade-long bet on low-cost smartphone manufacturing in Vietnam. FILE PHOTO: Attendees look at a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G smartphone during Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2020 in San Francisco, California, U.S. February 11, 2020. REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File Photo. Half of Samsung’s ... Full story

Politics

Turkey to arrest 228 for links to cleric in probe of military, ministry: Anadolu

Turkey to arrest 228 for links to cleric in probe of military, ministry: Anadolu

FILE PHOTO: U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen at his home in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 10, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller. ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish prosecutors investigating the military and justice ministry on Tuesday ordered the arrest of 228 people over suspected links to the network that Ankara says was behind a 2016 coup attempt, state-owned Anadolu news agency reported. There has been a sustained crackdown on ... Full story

Sport

Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy due to sex-abuse lawsuits

Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy due to sex-abuse lawsuits

February 18, 2020 GMT. 1 of 3. In this Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, photo, a statue stands outside the Boys Scouts of America headquarters in Irving, Texas. The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy protection as it faces a barrage of new sex-abuse lawsuits. The filing Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Wilmington, Delaware, is an attempt to work out a potentially mammoth compensation plan for abuse victims that will allow the 110-year-old organization ... Full story

Technology

Shell temporarily suspends LNG liftings from Prelude off Australia

Shell temporarily suspends LNG liftings from Prelude off Australia

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Royal Dutch Shell is seen at a petrol station in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo. MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell ( RDSa.L ) has temporarily suspended cargo liftings from its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility off northwest Australia while it works to restore production following an electrical trip on Feb. 2. “Work continues to restore full ... Full story