Twitter courts influencers with bitcoin tips and NFT craze

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AFP

San Francisco (AFP) – Twitter on Thursday began allowing high-profile users to get tips in bitcoin as the network steps up its wooing of the content creators essential to drawing crowds online. Platforms like TikTok, Instagram and YouTube have built their popularity among young people in large part because of these social media stars.  Attracting and keeping creators and their audience has therefore become crucial for the tech companies battling to attract an audience — and advertising profits. “We want Twitter to be the best place for creators to have conversations with their fans, and to mo… Read More “Twitter courts influencers with bitcoin tips and NFT craze”

The founder gets a starring role in his own Irish American film festival this weekend

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Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — When Mike Houlihan, that local whirlwind of creative energy as writer, actor and radio host, started the first Irish American film festival years ago, he did so in part to find a home for his own movie, a charming and humorous documentary that followed Houlihan and some members of his family as they traveled to Ireland to explore the differences between the Irish and Irish Americans. Titled “Our Irish Cousins,” it earned praise from the late film critic Roger Ebert, who wrote that it was “made with such genial spirits and good humor.” The seventh edition of what Houlihan calls the Ir… Read More “The founder gets a starring role in his own Irish American film festival this weekend”

Why Nigeria needs digital currency – CBN

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TDPel Media

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has outlined why Nigeria requires digital currency. The Economic Implications and Importance of a Centralized and Regulated Digital Currency in Nigeria have been explained by the Central Bank of Nigeria. In keeping with worldwide trends, CBN had previously announced that it would launch e-naira, a digital version of the naira, in October. The e-naira will be a legal tender, similar to the fiat naira; it will not replace, but rather complement the naira, and transaction anonymity will be ensured. Rakitya Muhammed, CBN’s Director of Information and Technology, a… Read More “Why Nigeria needs digital currency – CBN”

Kim Kardashian Accused Of Appropriation After Draya Michele Calls Out Skims Ad Featuring Sister Kourtney & Megan Fox: ‘Black Women Are Always The Blueprint’

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Radar Online

Kim Kardashian is once again being accused of appropriation. After the 40-year-old reality star-turned-billionaire mogul debuted her latest SKIMS campaign with a steamy photoshoot featuring sister Kourtney Kardashian and actress Megan Fox, Kim and all involved with the images were put on blast for allegedly ripping off the concept. Among the sexy shots was one that featured the brunette beauties sporting the brand’s famous skin-colored shapewear, facing one another and sitting very closely together, while Kourtney fed Megan cherries ever so seductively. It was shot by photographer Donna Trope…. Read More “Kim Kardashian Accused Of Appropriation After Draya Michele Calls Out Skims Ad Featuring Sister Kourtney & Megan Fox: ‘Black Women Are Always The Blueprint’”

Nike warns on holiday delays, cuts full-year sales estimate

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Reuters

By Uday Sampath Kumar and Richa Naidu (Reuters) -Nike Inc on Thursday cut its fiscal 2022 sales expectations and said it expects delays during the holiday shopping season, blaming a supply chain crunch that has left it with soaring freight costs and products stuck in transit. Months-long factory closures in Vietnam, where about half of all Nike footwear is manufactured, have piled more pressure on global supply chains already reeling from the impact of the pandemic. The Beaverton, Oregon-based company’s shares, which are down about 9% from their record high hit in August, fell 3.3% in extended… Read More “Nike warns on holiday delays, cuts full-year sales estimate”

Gabby Petito’s Last Instagram Posts Show Freshly Dyed Hair & No Location Tag Leaving Internet Sleuths Questioning If They Were Shared By ‘Person Of Interest’ Brian Laundrie

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Radar Online

Internet sleuths are all over Gabby Petito’s last Instagram posts, pointing out what they claim are inconsistencies of her usual posting behavior. Devoted self-proclaimed social media detectives have honed in on three posts and are questioning whether “person of interest” Brian Laundrie was the one who shared them. Petito’s last post was uploaded on August 25 — just days before one of her last sightings. In the shot, the 22-year-old vlogger is seen smiling brightly while holding onto a pumpkin with a colorful butterfly mural placed behind her. “Happy Halloween,” her photos were captioned. Eagl… Read More “Gabby Petito’s Last Instagram Posts Show Freshly Dyed Hair & No Location Tag Leaving Internet Sleuths Questioning If They Were Shared By ‘Person Of Interest’ Brian Laundrie”

Futures rise as taper fears fade

 
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Reuters
 

By Ambar Warrick (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday, indicating Wall Street was set to jump further from recent lows after investors largely brushed off concerns over the Federal Reserve’s plans for tapering. The Fed said on Wednesday it could begin reducing its monthly bond purchases by as soon as November, and that interest rates could rise quicker than expected by next year. The bank also projected inflation at 4.2% by the year-end, more than twice its target rate of 2%. The November deadline had been largely priced in by markets. Relief over the Fed, along with easing co… Read More “Futures rise as taper fears fade”

‘Life is Strange: True Colors’: A roller-coaster ride of emotions

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DPA

After years in foster care, it’s finally time for Alex Chen to meet her real brother. But a strange and inexplicable talent as well as some bad luck are making it difficult for her to start over. In “Life is Strange: True Colors”, we follow the story of Alex after her efforts to leave her difficult childhood behind end in disaster when a mysterious accident kills her brother Gabe. That’s about when we take the controls and follow Alex’s fate in this adventure game played from a third-person perspective. Alex sets off in search of answers and is helped by a supernatural gift: She can see the fe… Read More “‘Life is Strange: True Colors’: A roller-coaster ride of emotions”

Afghan refugees are political pawns for Museveni’s Uganda

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Al-Araby

Yoweri Museveni, the Uganda dictator will reportedly take in 2,000 Afghan refugees at the request of the US. Uganda’s people are generous, but this is a crowning moment for Museveni, long a ‘useful autocrat’ for the US. Uganda has granted these Afghan refugees temporary asylum, upon the basis that the US will get a breather to examine the refugees’ complex protection claims, and possibly resettle them in America or elsewhere around the World. For starters, Museveni, is a beleaguered autocrat who has ruled Uganda for 35 years. In January 2021, he won a bloody election littered with serious alle… Read More “Afghan refugees are political pawns for Museveni’s Uganda”

Ben Simmons Standoff With 76ers Continues, Will Not Report To Training Camp

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uSports.org

With the NBA regular season set to kick off in less than a month, Ben Simmons and the 76ers organization have still yet to resolve their months-long standoff. Simmons hasn’t reported to training camp and has made it clear that he will not be putting on a Philadelphia uniform this season. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowksi, the three-time all-star hasn’t been in contact with the organization since a late August meeting during which he reiterated his reluctance to play ball until he’s traded. The 76ers have held numerous trade talks since the end of their disappointing playoff run. Much of t… Read More “Ben Simmons Standoff With 76ers Continues, Will Not Report To Training Camp”