Tag: Downplays

Virginia Tech’s Khalil Herbert downplays early Heisman hype

As for Herbert, humility has kept the 5-foot-9, 212-pound graduate student from taking the Heisman hype too seriously, even after accumulating 357 all-purpose yards to spark last weekend’s 38-31 win against Duke that kept the No. 19 Hokies (2-0) undefeated.

“I’m really to myself,” said Herbert, who ran for 207 yards, the fifth most in a game in school history, and two touchdowns on 19 carries and added 150 yards on three kickoff returns, with a long of 83. “It’s nice. We’re doing a good job, so I see why it’s coming.”

Herbert shattered Mike Imoh’s record for all-purpose yards (294) set in 2004 and became the first Virginia Tech running back to rush for 200 yards since 2008, when Darren Evans ran for 253 against Maryland to set the school record.

Herbert leads the country in yards per carry (12.4), rushing yards per game (155.5) and all-purpose yards per

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TikTok Downplays Chinese Communist Party Links in Australia Hearing

(Bloomberg) — TikTok executives sought to reassure Australian lawmakers on Friday about the security of the app’s data and indicated the reported political affiliations of employees of Chinese parent ByteDance shouldn’t be a concern.



The TikTok logo is displayed on a smartphone in front of the national flag of China in this arranged photograph in London, U.K., on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. TikTok has become a flash point among rising U.S.-China tensions in recent months as U.S. politicians raised concerns that parent company ByteDance Ltd. could be compelled to hand over American users’ data to Beijing or use the app to influence the 165 million Americans, and more than 2 billion users globally, who have downloaded it.


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The TikTok logo is displayed on a smartphone in front of the national flag of China in this arranged photograph in London, U.K., on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. TikTok has become a flash point among rising U.S.-China tensions in recent months as U.S. politicians raised concerns that parent company ByteDance Ltd. could be compelled to hand over American users’ data to Beijing or use the app to influence the 165 million Americans, and more than 2 billion users globally, who have downloaded it.

Lee Hunter, general manager of TikTok Australia and New Zealand, told a parliamentary hearing that the app didn’t share the data of Australian users with the government in Beijing. Asked about

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Tesla Slides As Musk Downplays Near-Term Battery Day Impact

Tesla Inc.  (TSLA) – Get Report shares slipped lower Tuesday as founder and CEO Elon Musk played down the near-term impact of the clean-energy carmaker’s Battery Day event even as he touted increases in demand.

The delayed event, which will be held under social distancing guidelines in Palo Alto, California later today, is expected to unveil a new ‘million mile battery’, which would triple the current range for Tesla Model 3 sedans, as well as new batteries for the group’s still-to-be-produced semi truck and robotaxi.

Musk is also likely to detail plans to increase in-house manufacturing in order to ease supply-chain bottlenecks, following a Tweet late Monday that indicated increasing cell purchases from outside vendors.

“We intend to increase, not reduce battery cell purchases from Panasonic, LG & CATL (possibly other partners too),” Musk said. “However, even with our cell suppliers going at maximum speed, we still foresee

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