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AUGUSTA, Ga. — The first-and second-round tee times are out for the 2021 Masters. As usual, Augusta National spread the wealth around proportionately with these threesomes. There will be intrigue off the first tee on the first of four long, wonderful spring days at the first major championship of 2021. The Masters’ return to April …

I’ve been reading and rereading novels of the great writer Ursula K Le Guin over the past year, and they have had me thinking about the difficulty of writing about technologies that will (or won’t) be in use in one’s imagined future worlds. Much has been written about the influence of science fiction on eventual …

The Guardian Roaring crowds, roti and Rihanna: the view from a Delhi farm protest camp As rhetoric rises on both sides, Indian farmers at the Singhu camp say they are going nowhere Women shout protest slogans at the Singhu camp. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters Puffing out his chest, his lime green turban luminescent in the morning …

More than 7,500 people signed a petition urging The Times not to publish his name, including many prominent figures in the tech industry. “Putting his full name in The Times,” the petitioners said, “would meaningfully damage public discourse, by discouraging private citizens from sharing their thoughts in blog form.” On the internet, many in Silicon …

Tens of thousands of people turned out across Russia on Sunday for a second consecutive weekend rally in support of a jailed opposition leader, Aleksei A. Navalny. But where the protesters went, so did the police, meeting them in sometimes brutal clashes. The protests started in Russia’s far east and swept across the vast nation, …

PHILADELPHIA – Cyclical companies, like Carpenter Technology, can go through some rough times when the U.S. economy is bad, like now. The company, which has several manufacturing facilities in Berks County, reported negative results Thursday for the second quarter of fiscal 2021 in most financial measurements, and the stock dropped close to 4% in mid-morning …

(CNN) — A Taiwanese man has been fined $1 million New Taiwan Dollars ($35,000) for repeatedly breaking his home quarantine. The unnamed man, who lives in Taichung in central Taiwan, was doing a home quarantine in his apartment building after returning from a business trip to mainland China and violated it at least seven times, …

Welcome to the ABP LIVE live blog for Monday, January 24, 2021: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar will take part in a protest to be staged in Mumbai in support of the farmers agitating against Centre’s three new farm laws on the borders of New Delhi.  Prime …

College of The Albemarle has recognized the surgical technology Class of 2020. Shown are, top, from left, Hannah Carver, Pasquotank; Jamesha Tripp, Perquimans; Taylor Hunter, Pasquotank; Donna Peterman, Currituck; bottom, from left, Arianna Sands, Currituck; Kristie Markham, Pasquotank; Karissa Gibbs, Pasquotank and Josie Hall, Pasquotank. The student graduates completed the program in December. READ ABOUT …

Last of two parts The Manila Times (TMT): How do you see the changes from this year impacting businesses in the coming year, and beyond? Melarkode: Let’s talk about the flip side of digitalization. There is a heightened awareness of aspects of digital dystopia, too. Various lockdowns have shown us that, ultimately, humans are more …