Finance Redefined: Maverick Vitalik in Time Mag, Sept. 13-17

Welcome to the latest edition of Cointelegraph’s decentralized finance, or DeFi, newsletter. Despite Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson’s claim that the DeFi space is now “up for grabs,” it was rival Vitalik Buterin who stole the headlines this week with a feature in Time Magazine. What you’re about to read is the smaller version of this… Continue reading Finance Redefined: Maverick Vitalik in Time Mag, Sept. 13-17

Finance Redefined: Maverick Vitalik in Time Mag, Sept. 13–17

Welcome to the latest edition of Cointelegraph’s decentralized finance, or DeFi, newsletter. Despite Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson’s claim that the DeFi space is now “up for grabs,“ it was rival Vitalik Buterin who stole the headlines this week with a feature in Time Magazine. What you’re about to read is the smaller version of this… Continue reading Finance Redefined: Maverick Vitalik in Time Mag, Sept. 13–17

UK watchdog approves £2.9bn Viagogo and StubHub merger

Resale website StubHub’s international arm will be sold to US firm Digital Fuel Capital to meet the CMA’s conditions Last modified on Wed 8 Sep 2021 09.20 EDT The $4bn (£2.9bn) merger of controversial ticket resale websites Viagogo and StubHub can go ahead after the UK competition regulator approved a plan that will see StubHub’s… Continue reading UK watchdog approves £2.9bn Viagogo and StubHub merger

Covid 19 coronavirus Australia: Victoria records 92 cases, states waver on plan to end lockdowns

Victoria has recorded 92 new local cases of Covid-19, the highest spike in daily infections since September 2 last year during the state’s deadly second wave. Of the new cases, 61 have so far been linked to existing outbreaks. The state’s sixth lockdown is due to end next Thursday, but it now seems certain to… Continue reading Covid 19 coronavirus Australia: Victoria records 92 cases, states waver on plan to end lockdowns

Germany and Belgium floods: Victims pick up the pieces as Belgian village left devastated by deluge

Pepinster in Belgium is a village upended – built at the confluence of two rivers, and completely vulnerable when the rivers became torrents. We spent hours trying to access it via flooded and cut-off roads. When we finally reached the area, the destruction was hard to fathom. Cars had been tossed aside, train tracks destroyed,… Continue reading Germany and Belgium floods: Victims pick up the pieces as Belgian village left devastated by deluge

Who is former Playboy Bunny Victoria Valentino? – The Sun

FORMER Playboy bunny Victoria Valentino who accused Bill Cosby of drugging and raping her helped saved a man's life who was shot in Southern California. Valentino, who once worked as a nurse at a hospice, rushed to the scene and helped treat his wound while the paramedics got there. Who is Victoria Valentino? Victoria Valentino,… Continue reading Who is former Playboy Bunny Victoria Valentino? – The Sun

Indianapolis FedEx shooting victim 'tried to stop hooded gunman' before being killed, witness claims

A HEROIC man pulled out his own gun and tried to stop the Indianapolis shooter before he was shot dead in the parking lot, a witness has claimed. Eight people were shot dead at a FedEx building last night after the lone suspect opened fire during a night shift change. Officers were called to the "active… Continue reading Indianapolis FedEx shooting victim 'tried to stop hooded gunman' before being killed, witness claims

Bidding war for laser maker Coherent intensifies with II-VI's $7 billion revised offer

(Reuters) – The takeover battle for Coherent Inc intensified on Thursday after optical components maker II-VI Inc raised its bid for the laser maker to $7 billion, trumping a rival offer from Apple supplier Lumentum Holdings. Coherent supplies laser-based equipment used in making organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays, which are becoming a popular choice for… Continue reading Bidding war for laser maker Coherent intensifies with II-VI's $7 billion revised offer

Laser maker Coherent says II-VI's $6.2 billion bid superior to Lumentum deal

(Reuters) – Laser maker Coherent Inc said on Monday it has determined that optical components maker II-VI Inc’s revised buyout offer valued at $6.2 billion was superior to an agreed-upon deal with Lumentum Holdings Inc. Coherent is the target of a three-way bidding war as buyers target a larger share of a market set to… Continue reading Laser maker Coherent says II-VI's $6.2 billion bid superior to Lumentum deal

Laser maker Coherent says II-VI's $6.2 billion bid superior to Lumentum deal

(Reuters) – Laser maker Coherent Inc said on Monday it has determined that optical components maker II-VI Inc’s revised buyout offer valued at $6.2 billion was superior to an agreed-upon deal with Lumentum Holdings Inc. Coherent is the target of a three-way bidding war as buyers target a larger share of a market set to… Continue reading Laser maker Coherent says II-VI's $6.2 billion bid superior to Lumentum deal

Bruce Springsteen will have virtual arraignment today for DWI bust

More On: bruce springsteen Obama, Bruce Springsteen team up for new Spotify podcast Letters to the Editor — Feb. 13, 2021 This is the rock-star lawyer repping Bruce Springsteen in his DWI case Who’s the Boss? Springsteen allegedly refused breathalyzer before booze bust Bruce Springsteen will face a New Jersey judge Wednesday for his November… Continue reading Bruce Springsteen will have virtual arraignment today for DWI bust

Yes, you should attend your virtual work holiday party—here’s how to make the most of it

This time of year, workers' calendars are usually are jam-packed with office holiday events and year-end networking opportunities. With many office workers now logging in from home, however, employers are figuring out how to approach end-of-year celebrations to acknowledge workers' contributions during a tumultuous 2020. According to a Monster survey of 1,700 respondents on Nov.… Continue reading Yes, you should attend your virtual work holiday party—here’s how to make the most of it

Georgia certifies Joe Biden victory in 2020 presidential election

High-profile outsiders descend on Georgia ahead of Senate runoff votes Fox News correspondent Steve Harrigan has the latest from Atlanta on ‘Special Report’ The Georgia secretary of state certified the state's 2020 presidential election results Friday, officially declaring President-elect Joe Biden the winner of the state’s 16 electoral votes. As reported by Fox News on Thursday,… Continue reading Georgia certifies Joe Biden victory in 2020 presidential election

Georgia certifies Joe Biden victory in 2020 presidential election

High-profile outsiders descend on Georgia ahead of Senate runoff votes Fox News correspondent Steve Harrigan has the latest from Atlanta on ‘Special Report’ The Georgia secretary of state certified the state's 2020 presidential election results Friday, officially declaring President-elect Joe Biden the winner of the state’s 16 electoral votes. As reported by Fox News on Thursday,… Continue reading Georgia certifies Joe Biden victory in 2020 presidential election

Trump says he's feeling better, next few days will be 'real test'

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump approaches reporters as he departs on campaign travel to Minnesota from the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 30, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump, who is being treated for COVID-19 in a military hospital outside Washington, said in a video… Continue reading Trump says he's feeling better, next few days will be 'real test'

The faces of India's coronavirus pandemic as deaths hit 100,000

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Eight months after the novel coronavirus arrived in India, the number of deaths from the disease is due to cross 100,000 imminently. Nearly 6.5 million people have been infected in total, second only to the number in the United States.Jigeshaben Sanket Surti, 34, a housewife, shows a picture on her phone… Continue reading The faces of India's coronavirus pandemic as deaths hit 100,000

Activist Amber calls for Lagardere shareholder meeting, board changes

PARIS (Reuters) – Activist fund Amber Capital on Thursday called on French publishing and media group Lagardere (LAGA.PA) to hold a shareholder meeting, its latest bid to trigger a board shake-up as a battle between the firm’s top investors intensifies. In a letter to the firm seen by Reuters, Amber, which has teamed up with… Continue reading Activist Amber calls for Lagardere shareholder meeting, board changes

New ‘Altseason’ Visualized: Top 10 Cryptos Outperforming Bitcoin

Alternative cryptocurrencies, or altcoins, have started to record large gains across the board. Some small-cap coins have seen triple-digit percentage gains in recent weeks. But several larger-cap cryptocurrencies have also been posting serious gains such as VeChain (VET), Stellar (XLM), Cardano (ADA) and Chainlink (LINK). Cryptocurrency market performance in the past 7 days. Source: Coin360… Continue reading New ‘Altseason’ Visualized: Top 10 Cryptos Outperforming Bitcoin

At least 100 care homes ban visitors from seeing their relatives

At least 100 care homes ban visitors from seeing their relatives amid accusations that ‘tin-pot dictators’ are putting residents’ health at risk Boris Johnson said healthy relatives can visit elderly care home residents But care home providers fear that will not protect society’s most vulnerable Bupa has banned all visits at 125 homes, except in exceptional… Continue reading At least 100 care homes ban visitors from seeing their relatives

Billions at risk as world’s vital water reserves dry up, scientists have warned – The Sun

BILLIONS of people are at risk because the world’s water reserves are drying up, scientists warn. Mountain glaciers, snow packs and lakes are shrinking due to global warming — reducing the meltwater many societies rely on to live. Population growth is expected to increase demand for water by 30 per cent in the next 30… Continue reading Billions at risk as world’s vital water reserves dry up, scientists have warned – The Sun

GOP Sen. Kennedy reiterates view that Ukraine meddled in 2016 election

Sen. John Kennedy reiterated his belief that Ukraine and Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election during a contentious interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” NBC host Chuck Todd pushed back at the Louisiana Republican by saying that the US intelligence community had concluded that Russia was behind the interference and that  Russian President Vladimir… Continue reading GOP Sen. Kennedy reiterates view that Ukraine meddled in 2016 election

Second London Bridge attack victim named as Cambridge grad Saskia Jones, 23

THE woman killed in the London Bridge terror attack on Friday has been named as 23-year-old Cambridge University graduate Saskia Jones. Convicted terrorist Usman Khan, 28, stabbed to death Saskia and 25-year-old Jack Merritt in the knife rampage on Friday, leaving three other people injured. Paying tribute today Saskia's family said she "was a funny,… Continue reading Second London Bridge attack victim named as Cambridge grad Saskia Jones, 23

Girlfriend of London Bridge victim Jack Merritt, 25 'beside herself with grief' at murder weeks after romantic holiday

THE girlfriend of one of the London Bridge terror attack victim's is distraught over his death, pals have revealed. Veterinary science student Leanne O'Brien learned her boyfriend Jack Merritt's murder not long after they went on holiday together to Seville, Spain to celebrate his birthday. Jack was a course counsellor for Learning Together, which was… Continue reading Girlfriend of London Bridge victim Jack Merritt, 25 'beside herself with grief' at murder weeks after romantic holiday

BitTorrent Creator Calls Vitalik’s ASIC-Resistant Proof-of-Work ‘A Pipe Dream And a Bad Idea’

Bran Cohen, best known as author of the peer-to-peer (P2P) BitTorrent protocol, has responded to some of Vitalik Buterin’s opinions about the state of technology around cryptocurrencies. On Nov. 25, Cohen, also the current CEO of the Chia network, explained in a Twitter thread why he considers many of Vitalik’s opinions in his Nov. 22… Continue reading BitTorrent Creator Calls Vitalik’s ASIC-Resistant Proof-of-Work ‘A Pipe Dream And a Bad Idea’