Ex-Uber CEO shakes up board of directors

Ex-Uber CEO shakes up board of directors

The drama at Uber just won’t quit. Travis Kalanick, the ousted CEO and co-founder who still has a seat on Uber’s board of directors, apparently blindsided the company Friday by appointing two new board members. Kalanick tapped Ursula Burns, former CEO of Xerox (XRX), and John Thain, former chief executive of Merrill Lynch. “I am appointing these seats now in light of a recent Board proposal to dramatically restructure the Board and significantly alter the company’s voting rights. It is therefore essential that the full Board be in place for…

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Hebrew priestess reclaims ancient women's role

Hebrew priestess reclaims ancient women's role

Posted October 01, 2017 08:30:00 Video: Keshira haLev Fife is rewriting the role of women in the Jewish faith. (ABC News) Related Story: ‘Not much has changed’: Remembering the Nazi massacre at Babi Yar The term “Hebrew priestess” might sound like something out of ancient history, but it’s how Sydney woman Keshira haLev Fife describes herself. “Kohenet is a Hebrew word: [it’s] the feminine word of kohen, which translates to priest,” haLev Fife explains. “Kohens are written about extensively in our sacred texts, and there’s no reason to believe women…

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National Party president's company lobbying for gas, electricity firms

National Party president's company lobbying for gas, electricity firms

Updated September 30, 2017 12:36:35 A company run by the National Party’s federal president is lobbying for Santos and Delta Electricity, as the Government grapples with its energy policy. Larry Anthony is the executive director of SAS Consulting Group, but he has not been listed on the lobbyist register since he became the Nationals president in 2015. This year, Santos and Delta Electricity became clients of SAS Group, as first reported by Fairfax. The Federal Government had threatened to restrict companies, including Santos, from exporting gas — before it struck…

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A sunken warship, a lost hero and the discovery that reunited a US family

A sunken warship, a lost hero and the discovery that reunited a US family

Only 19 men still living — King among them — know exactly how the agony unfolded on July 30, 1945, the day two Japanese torpedoes struck the USS Indianapolis. But King never had much interest in reliving it, his relatives say. He never wanted to discuss the horrors he and his shipmates endured as they floated for nearly five days in shark-ridden waters, waiting for rescue. That is, until now. As CNN’s cameras roll, King recounts the ordeal still lamented as one of the worst disasters in US naval history….

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Meditating golfer 'zoned in' for Presidents Cup

Meditating golfer 'zoned in' for Presidents Cup

“I find it healing. I find it soothing,” India’s first Presidents Cup player told CNN Sport’s Don Riddell. “It allows me to get away from what we call life. I play golf for a living, somebody else drives a taxi for a living, someone else sits in front of a computer. That does not define us — who we are actually defines us.” Lahiri practices a 2,500-year-old form of Buddhist meditation called Vipassana which means “to see things as they really are.” He’s been doing it since he was 17…

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