Technology

Which billionaire is winning the space race? It depends

SOURCE: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/14/tech/jeff-bezos-richard-branson-elon-musk-space-race-scn/index.html New York (CNN Business)Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Richard Branson have a combined net worth of $400 billion, roughly the size of the GDP of the entire nation of Ireland. And all three […]

Entertainment

Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion Thank Drake After Making OVO Fest Cameos: ‘Sh-t Was Fire’

SOURCE: https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/8526416/cardi-b-megan-thee-stallion-thank-drake-ovo-fest-cameos/ Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion were among the myriad of surprise guests Drake brought out at OVO Fest on Monday night (Aug. 5). Even though the Bronx native’s set was cut short, she still took the time […]

Entertainment

Why Sundance, America’s largest independent film festival, matters

SOURCE: https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/1/19/14267740/sundance-film-festival-explained-robert-redford What do The Farewell, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, American Factory, and Honeyland all have in common? They’re all movies that made waves last year — and all four also premiered last January at the Sundance […]

Entertainment

Dwayne Johnson ‘laughed hard’ at Vin Diesel’s comments about Fast & Furious feud

SOURCE: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/dwayne-johnson-vin-diesel-fast-furious-b1888391.html Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has claimed he laughed off Vin Diesel’s recent comments about the long-running feud between the actors. There has reportedly been tension between the Fast & Furious co-stars for a decade, […]

National

Fears coronavirus lockdown will increase child poverty in UK as latest figures show rise of almost a fifth in the last four years

SOURCE: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/news-events/news/2020/may/coronavirus-lockdown-increase-child-poverty-in-uk/ Child poverty was rising rapidly before coronavirus hit family incomes Between 2014/15 and 2018/19, child poverty increased by nearly a fifth, from 15.6% to 18.4%, before the pressure of rising housing costs on […]

Business

Coronavirus: Sex workers fear for their future

SOURCE: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52821861 With social distancing rules in place and strip clubs and brothels closed, sex workers around the world have seen their incomes disappear almost overnight as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Fearing for […]

Business

How global conferences are using tech to stay in business

SOURCE: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57817807 Thomas Capone enjoys attending conferences where he can meet other tech-savvy entrepreneurs face-to-face. The boss of the New York Distance Learning Association always takes advantage of the opportunity to expand his network of […]

Business

Bitcoin soars on hopes of wider acceptance

SOURCE: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/7/26/bitcoin-soars-on-hopes-of-wider-acceptance The surge came on the heels of positive comments from Elon Musk as well as on news of potential use by Amazon, Twitter. Cryptocurrencies popped to the top of recent ranges as short-sellers […]

Business

The ethereum upgrade that will destroy coins is on track for August 4, network developers say

SOURCE: https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/currencies/ethereum-upgrade-ether-eth-destory-coins-eip1559-eth2-developers-2021-7 The hotly anticipated London upgrade to the ethereum network, which will change how fees work and start to destroy ether coins, is on track to launch on August 4, developers have said. Named […]