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BlackRock to advise Zelensky on investments aimed to rebuild

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and BlackRock CEO Larry Fink agreed to coordinate investments geared toward rebuilding Ukraine, an announcement from Zelensky’s office published Wednesday said following a call between the two parties. The readout of the call comes after Fink and Zelensky held a meeting earlier this year to discuss a project that involves BlackRock’s […]

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US

Web3 Working Group raises $2 million for crypto education aimed

The Web3 Working Group, a nonprofit dedicated to education around crypto infrastructure, announced today that it’s raised $2 million from blockchain companies Arweave, The Graph, Livepeer, and Akash to fund its official launch.    As the crypto world reckons with the fallout of FTX, the founders of Web3 Working Group told Fortune that the industry […]

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Finance

Unionist politician tried to dilute UK bill aimed at Northern Ireland protocol

One of Northern Ireland’s leading unionist politicians lobbied the British government to dilute legislation that gives UK ministers powers to tear up the post-Brexit deal governing trade in Northern Ireland, according to a letter seen by the Financial Times. The Democratic Unionist party has expressed support for the legislation, which threatens to unilaterally sweep away […]

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US

The Sky Swans Announce Launch of Web3 Platform Aimed to Bridge the Gap Between Artists and Consumers

A community by artists, for artists NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Sky Swans, the creative platform and community aimed at forging NFTs, digital artists, and music into the real world, announced its brand launch today.  The first of its kind, The Sky Swans, will unify creators and innovators and reinforce the importance of […]

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UK

Norwegian’s ASTA Donation Is Aimed at Growing Travel’s Most Important Distribution System

Last week, Norwegian Cruise Line, which recently announced it would pay commission on non-commissionable fares next year, announced it was doubling down on its investment in the agency distribution channel with a $250,000 into ASTA’s advisor recruitment and training programs. This week, TMR spoke with ASTA’s Zane Kerby about the donation and ASTA’s plan to […]

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Sports

Middlesbrough unhappy with Twitter over lack of action over racist tweet aimed at Chuba Akpom

Middlesbrough have called out Twitter’s “wholly unacceptable” response after a racist post aimed at striker Chuba Akpom was found not to be in violation of its rules. Akpom, 27, was targeted in a post replying to a tweet from the club’s Twitter account after he scored in Saturday’s 1-1 Sky Bet Championship draw with Bristol […]

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Celebrities

Nadia Sawalha wades into ‘vitriol’ aimed at Harry and Meghan over PDA

The criticism that Harry and Meghan received, not only on that day, but throughout many of the events held after the Queen’s death, was not right, according to Nadia. She said: “You know because they do clearly really care for each other. “I don’t agree with everything they’ve done and said, I certainly don’t, but […]

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Business

Walmart enters the metaverse with Roblox experiences aimed at younger shoppers

Walmart is entering the metaverse with two experiences premiering Monday on online gaming platform Roblox. The retail giant’s first foray into the virtual world will feature a blimp that drops toys, a music festival with hot artists, a bunch of different games, and a store of virtual merchandise, or “verch,” which matches what customers may […]

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Sports

Irish Champion Stakes: Luxembourg aimed at Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe after stunning Leopardstown victory

Luxembourg is back in the big time after winning the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown for Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore. Forced to miss the Derby with a setback after finishing third in the 2000 Guineas, the Camelot colt travelled in mid-division in the 10-furlong showpiece after starting at 7/2, allowing stablemate Stone Age to […]

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Business

California passes bill aimed at making the internet safer for kids

A girl stares at her computer screen Alain Jocard | AFP | Getty Images California’s state legislature passed a bill this week that, if enacted, would require online platforms to take extra measures to ensure their services are safe for young users. The state senate unanimously approved the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act on Monday, […]