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  • QuickNode is a Web3 platform developing tools and software solutions designed to accelerate blockchain adoption. The company raised its $60 million series B in a round led by 10T Holdings. QuickNode plans to use the funds to grow its team and scale its activities and tools. QuickNode, a blockchain infrastructure provider helping to power the […]
  • Cité Gestion is the first bank to tokenize its own shares. The bank has partnered with digital assets firm Taurus in issuing tokenized shares. The tokenized shares have been created in accordance with Capital Markets and Technology Association (CMTA). Cité Gestion, a private Swiss private bank, has partnered with digital assets firm Taurus to tokenize […]
  • Samsung has announced it will roll out its Samsung Wallet mobile app to another eight countries. The Korea firm launched the app in June 2022, and expanded it to 21 countries before the latest announcement. The wallet app integrates with the Samsung Blockchain Wallet for cryptocurrencies. Samsung Electronics has announced that its unified mobile wallet […]
  • Former FTX president Brett Harrison has announced his new project has raised $5 million from investors. Backers include Coinbase Ventures, Circle Ventures and SV Angel among others. Architect is buildig new institutional-grade trading technology. Brett Harrison, the former FTX.US president, has raised $5 million in a seed round funding for his new crypto project for […]
  • Key takeaway The Play to Earn model became the starting point in the NFT gaming development but created a sustainable concept – NFT games are not for fun. They are for making money only. Players do not support P2E games since making money during the red market is more challenging, and these games cannot offer […]

Entertainment News

  • Former NBA player and currently All the Smoke host Matt Barnes is under investigation for a physical incident that occurred outside of Levi’s Stadium ahead of the divisional playoff game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys. In footage obtained by TMZ, Matt Barnes can be seen spitting on his fiancee’s ex, David […]
  • Damian Lillard had it all going in the Portland Trailblazers’ 134-124 win over the Utah Jazz. Logo Lillard only shot 29 times but dropped 60 points for the game. To make the performance even more impressive, Lillard only shot 10 free throws. Efficiency at its finest. “That was incredible, man,” Blazers coach Chauncey Billups said […]
  • The U.S. Department of Justice and eight states filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google on Tuesday, seeking the breakup of the company’s online ad business. Antitrust lawsuits are a type of class-action lawsuit in which individuals, organizations, or agencies file for claims of anticompetitive business practices which led to unfair competition, price fixing, or other […]
  • Nia Long is opening up about the last couple months of her life, which included the bombshell reveal of her ex-husband Ime Udoka cheating with a member of the Boston Celtics franchise. The affair led to his suspension from the team. Speaking with Yahoo! over the weekend, Nia Long held back tears thinking about the […]

Technology News

  • One of the most anticipated games of the year, EA Motive has done incredible work with the Dead Space remake, adding features and new impactful visuals.
  • This week, Atsuyoshi Koike, president of Japanese chip venture Rapidus, told Nikkei Asia that the company plans to establish a prototype production line for 2nm semiconductors by the first half of 2025. If successful, the roadmap would put the company right behind industry titan Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) which also…
  • In September 2022, the CISA performed audits on several FCEB networks and found them to have been victim to a "widespread, financially motivated phishing campaign." A month later, security researchers at Silent Push reported on a "typosquatting" trojan campaign involving several trusted domains, including PayPal, Microsoft, Geek Squad, and Amazon….
  • A new report by the International Data Corporation (IDC) covers overall smartphone shipments for both Q4 2022 and 2022 as a whole. According to the results, Q4 2022 demonstrated the worst decline for a single quarter year-over-year. In Q4 2021, manufacturers moved approximately 367.3 million smartphones. In Q4 2022, the…
  • When it comes to dangerous cryptographic bugs on Windows, CryptoAPI is the gift that keeps on giving. The interface can be used by Win32 programs to manage security and cryptographic practices, like validating certificates or verifying identities. But CryptoAPI can also bring potentially critical security flaws to the aforementioned Windows…

Trinidad & Tobago

  • Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team head coach Angus Eve will get the chance to assess his local-based players on Sunday when the Soca Warriors host Saint Martin in a friendly international at the Hasely Crawford Stadium from 6pm. The outing is likely to be the closest thing to competitive action that the local-based […]
  • On 19 September 2021, Prison Service superintendent Lee Davis was elected as president of the Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL) for a four-year term. Instead, Davis and his fellow board members lasted just 17 months. Last night, TTSL first vice-president Eddison Dean and board member Nicholas Gopaul tendered their resignations via WhatsApp while Davis […]
  • The Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Under-17 Team look set to play two practice games away to Jamaica next month, as part of their preparation for their February Concacaf Championship in Guatemala. The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) has not yet confirmed the fixtures, although Wired868 understands they were agreed in principle. If so, […]
  • W Connection FC secured top spot in Group B of the Next Level Consultant Ltd (NLCL) Under-19 Community Cup yesterday, as they emerged with a 3-1 win over Gasparillo Youths in some bumpy conditions at the Plaisance Park Recreation Ground in Claxton Bay. Connection suffered their first blemish of the 2022/23 NLCL tournament last Thursday, […]
  • “[…] I have personally known Ms Christine Kangaloo for a long time. She is married to the son of a good friend who was also a member of the Friends of Arima Hospital Society—a small group that worked together in the struggle to get a new state-of-the-art General Hospital in Arima. “When elected, Ms Kangaloo […]

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  • A new Biden administration plan announced Wednesday aims to make rent more affordable and protect tenants’ rights. This comes as rental costs in the United States rose nearly 25% between 2019 and 2022. It also comes as investors bought nearly a quarter of all single-family homes sold in 2021, making home ownership increasingly impossible for […]
  • Ukrainian Associated Press journalist Mstyslav Chernov joins us for an in-depth interview about how he and others risked their lives to document the Russian invasion. He is the director of the new documentary, “20 Days in Mariupol,” which has just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. It tells the story of how Chernov and his […]
  • Israeli Forces Kill 9 Palestinians, Including Elderly Woman, in Raid on Jenin, Russia Fires Cruise Missiles Across Ukraine After Biden Agrees to Send M1 Tanks, Peruvian Lawmakers Move to Impeach Dina Boluarte as Protesters Reject “National Truce”, Suspect in Half Moon Bay Mass Shooting Charged with 7 Murders, Denied Bail, Vice President Harris Visits Memorial […]
  • Civil right advocates, educators and lawyers, like Ben Crump, are fighting Florida education officials who rejected a new advanced placement course for high school students on African American studies. Officials say the course “lacks educational value,” and Republican Governor Ron DeSantis claims the course violates state law. Opponents object to the course’s inclusion of works […]
  • On Tuesday, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists reset the Doomsday Clock for 2023 to 90 seconds to midnight, warning the world is closer to global annihilation than ever before, in part due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Since 1947, the Bulletin has maintained a Doomsday Clock to illustrate how close humanity is to the […]

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  • HarperCollins Publishers and the union representing some 250 striking employees have agreed to enter into federal mediation, the first sign of a possible settlement since the work stoppage began in early November.
  • The FBI and international partners have at least temporarily disrupted the network of a prolific ransomware gang they infiltrated last year, saving victims including hospitals and school districts a potential $130 million in ransom payments, Attorney General Merrick Garland and other U.S. officials announced Thursday.
  • A federal grand jury in Los Angeles is gathering evidence in a criminal investigation of Goodyear recreational vehicle tires that the government blames for crashes that killed eight people and injured dozens of others.
  • Homeowners who held off on selling their home in 2022 as the housing market slowed missed out on a windfall and may have to settle for slimmer profits if they opt to sell this year.
  • The average long-term U.S. mortgage rate fell to its lowest level in more than four months, giving some relief to homebuyers faced with higher prices for just about everything, including homes.

Nigeria

  • Ukraine threatened Thursday to boycott the 2024 Olympics in Paris if Russian and Belarusian athletes are allowed to take part, a prospect described as "unacceptable" by the country's sports minister. The post Ukraine threaten Paris Olympics boycott if Russia take part appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News.
  • Premier League strugglers Southampton signed Luton defender James Bree for a reported fee of £750,000 ($930,000) on Thursday. The post Southampton sign Luton defender Bree appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News.
  • The Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd), has commended the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) for its readiness to support the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to airlift its staff and logistics before, during and after the 2023 general elections. The post 2023 Elections: Defence minister lauds NAF readiness to airlift INEC materials […]
  • As the deadline to phase out old naira notes draws closer, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has appealed to people living in rural communities to visit POS super agents and open bank accounts to avoid the loss of their money. The post Old naira note: CBN urges rural dweller to open account to avoid […]
  • Nigerian feminists group has urged the federal government and the Nigerian military to stop the alleged forced abortions and killing of children by security forces in the North East, Nigeria. The post Feminists group demands end to forced abortions, killings of children by security forces in North East appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria News […]

EV – News

  • Californian EV startup Canoo has signed an exclusive agreement with GCC Olayan (General Contracting Company) as the exclusive distributor of its electric vehicles in Saudi Arabia. The first phase of the agreement centres on the sale, distribution, service maintenance and repair of Canoo vehicles. In addition to the sales partnership, Canoo and GCC Olayan have […]
  • Nikola has launched HYLA, a new brand for the company’s energy products for producing, distributing and dispensing hydrogen to fuel its zero-emissions trucks. There is also a new order for the company’s FCEV truck. It has long been Nikola’s strategy to bring its hydrogen infrastructure solutions to the market to complement its electric trucks, preferably […]
  • Citroën has unveiled its first electric car designed for the Indian market. The new ë-C3 is based on the ICE version which was launched in the market last year, and will hit showrooms in February. Unlike the internal combustion engine variant that it is based on, the Citroën ë-C3 is powered by a 29.2 kWh […]
  • Electric car subscription service Onto raises £100 million (nearly €114 mn) from global investment group CDPQ and asset manager Pollen Street. This will enable Onto to expand the UK fleet; however, internationalisation appears to be on the back burner. The company writes that the £100 million asset-backed facility announced today will enable Onto to continue […]
  • Renault is taking its circular approach to electric vehicles further as it will offer to retrofit the classic Renault 4 and 5 as well as the first-generation Twingo cars. The kits come from R-FIT, a brand belonging to oldtimer specialist MCC Automotive. The three retrofitted models will be on show at the Renault booth at […]

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Press Freedom

  • Two Asheville journalists arrested while covering an eviction of a homeless encampment are set to stand trial on Jan. 25. Courtesy of Veronica Coit/Asheville Blade FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Two Asheville, North Carolina journalists are scheduled to go on trial on Jan. 25 for documenting a controversial Christmas night eviction of a homeless encampment. The public […]
  • House Speaker Kevin McCarthy Credit: Matt Johnson / Right Cheer As House members dragged themselves through vote after vote in the tussle over the speakership in the first week of January, viewers got a rare glimpse of the intense negotiations. Cameras captured shouts and whispers between representatives as well as images of Representative-elect George Santos, […]
  • Ginni Thomas' activism while her husband sits on the Supreme Court underscores the need for journalists to be able to uncover judicial conflicts of interest. Gage Skidmore Congress quietly passed legislation at the end of 2022 granting judges extraordinary censorship powers, making it harder for reporters to expose conflicts of interest involving federal judges and […]
  • Credit: Kelsey Borch It’s my pleasure to unveil Freedom of the Press Foundation’s 2022 Impact Report.I’m Bevyn Howard, and I joined FPF as a grant writer this year. Every day I am in absolute awe of the expertise my teammates bring to the press freedom space. I wanted to honor their work in this annual […]
  • The death of Mahsa Amini has led to worldwide protests but journalists covering the unrest in her homeland of Iran have been imprisoned in record numbers. Taymaz Valley An annual census from the Committee to Protect Journalists shows more journalists were imprisoned at the end of 2022 than in any of the 30 years CPJ […]

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France

  • For decades, France has been the world's number one tourist destination, ahead of Spain and the United States. In 2019, nearly 90 million people visited the country. The aim had been to reach 100 million tourists by 2020, but then the Covid-19 pandemic hit. Yet after several tough years, the tourism sector is making a […]
  • A century and a half after her birth, Colette remains an icon: a bestselling author, a music hall star, a mime artist and, eventually, an elder stateswoman of French literature. We discuss her extraordinary trajectory with author Emmanuelle Lambert, whose book "Sidonie Gabrielle Colette" takes us through the many faces of the trailblazing artist. We […]
  • One of seven French detainees held in Iran is a "simple citizen of the world" who merely wanted to travel, his parents said Thursday, revealing his identity for the first time.
  • France will respect the terms of Burkina Faso’s request to withdraw its forces from the West African country within a month, France's foreign ministry said on Wednesday.
  • France’s equality watchdog has called for an “emergency plan” to combat widespread sexism that is affecting youths in particular, amid concern that the country’s education system is failing to foster gender equality from a young and vulnerable age. While online exposure to pornography is cause for particular alarm, experts say the sexist “backlash” is also […]

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  • The Philippines' trade deficit widened by 38 percent to $58.3 billion in 2022 from $42.2 billion in 2021 as imports show signs of recovery from market disruptions caused by the pandemic in 2020, according to preliminary data at the Philippine Statistics Authority. The trade deficit in 2022 was also more than double the $24.6 billion […]
  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $500-million loan to help the Philippine government address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on jobs, livelihoods, and the labor market. The ADB said in a statement the loan would also help create an enabling environment for existing and emerging businesses to flourish and spur more employment. […]
  • Philippine shares fell lower on Thursday on concerns elevated prices would hurt spending this year despite new government data showing the economy grew at its fastest pace in over 40 years in 2022. By the closing bell, the benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index shed 0.55 percent, or 38.66 points, to 7,042.70 while the broader All […]
  • AirAsia Philippines is eyeing to fully restore its international capacity this year with the further easing of border restrictions in several countries, including China, which has been supporting its recovery. "With the reopening of the China market, we are highly optimistic in restoring our international capacity this year," said Steve Dailisan, the budget carrier's head […]
  •   LONDON — British postal firm Royal Mail is restarting some of its international export services, the company said on Thursday, two weeks after its operations were disrupted by what it called a "cyber incident." Royal Mail will be resuming its International Tracked and Signed, and International Signed services to all destinations for business account […]

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  • Despite Western media reports that the Netherlands would follow the US guidelines on technology exports to China, ASML’s chief executive Peter Wennink said Wednesday that the company would probably maintain its level of exports to mainland China this year. ASML’s sales of chipmaking equipment to China rose from about US$700 million in 2016 to US$2.8 […]
  • The government of Belarus, which during the past three years has moved politically ever closer to Russia, is under pressure from Moscow to deepen its involvement in the Russian war on Ukraine. At issue is whether Belarus’s President-for-life Alexander Lukashenko will let Moscow’s armed forces launch from his country an assault on Kiev, Ukraine’s capital. […]
  • Since the Covid-19 pandemic was declared in March 2020, a recurring topic of debate has been whether official Covid-19 death statistics in the US accurately capture the fatalities associated with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. Some politicians and a few public health practitioners have argued that Covid-19 deaths are overcounted. For instance, a January […]
  • Indonesian Minister of Investment Bahlil Lahadalia suggested that Indonesia is looking into forming an OPEC-style cartel for nickel and other inputs used in battery production. Nickel is becoming a hot commodity as it is a key input in the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries needed for electric vehicles (EVs) — and Indonesia has the world’s largest nickel ore […]
  • In 2022, North Korea exported tensions through stepped-up missile tests and threats toward South Korea. It also kept a national quarantine that prevented official imports of economic goods in place, but ultimately failed to keep Covid-19 from infecting the country. North Korea achieved a record number of around 90 missile tests of various types and ranges, including […]

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