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Snowflake agrees it’s good to share… on its platform, while Databricks opts for a more vendor-neutral approach

Among the blizzard of new language support for Snowflake’s data warehouse this week was a plan to beef up its data marketplace, which promises users somewhere to buy, sell, and otherwise share data on the platform. The problem is that it is far from the only game in town. SAP, by sheer coincidence, also launched…

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Sports
French Open: Barbora Krejcikova, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to make maiden final appearances at major Slam

French Open  Barbora Krejcikova became the first Czech woman in 40 years to reach the French Open final as she beat Greek 17th seed Maria Sakkari 7-5 4-6 9-7 in a nail-biting, see-saw contest on Thursday. Barbora Krejcikova celebrates after reaching the finals of French Open. (Twitter) PARIS: Barbora Krejcikova became the first Czech woman in…

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Science & Nature
Elephants in India tested for coronavirus after rare lion’s death

Twenty-eight elephants have been tested for Covid-19 at a forest reserve in southern India, officials said Wednesday, after the reported death of a rare Asiatic lion from the virus. In what is believed to be the first known death of an animal in India from the coronavirus, a nine-year-old lioness at a zoo in Chennai…

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General
CCTV of sisters walking into London park where they were later killed shown to jury

The last images of two sisters celebrating in a country park before becoming the victims of a relentless and frenzied attack have been shown at the Old Bailey. CCTV also played to the jury showed the alleged killer returning to his father’s house from the park in North West London just hours after Bibaa Henry…

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Business
US to purchase half a billion vaccine doses for lower-income countries: Joe Biden

The United States will purchase half a billion COVID-19 vaccine doses for lower-income countries with no strings attached, U.S. President Joe Biden said on Thursday. “Half a billion vaccines will start to be shipped in August, as quickly as they roll off the manufacturing line,” Biden said at a news conference before the G7 summit…

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Hollywood
Hollywood’s Black Snitches Aren’t Telling the Whole Story

Photo: Glen Wilson/Warner Bros. The titular spook from Sam Greenlee’s 1969 novel, The Spook Who Sat by the Door, is a double agent. The novel’s protagonist, Dan Freeman, is the first Black officer in the history of the CIA, and to make up for being a token agent of the state, he takes his newly…

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Sports
Covid Killed The Radio

By TSM Ultimately, a lockdown keeping people at home was more than enough to completely body slam the Toronto sports radio market. Despite the return of Toronto Blue Jays baseball and the short-lived Maple Leafs, um, playoff appearance, the fact is the vast majority of the audience (as based upon Numeris ratings) was at home…