UNRELIABLE SOURCES: Me Me Me! The One Dedicated To CNN’s Stuck-Up Brian Stelter

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Radar Online

Everyone loves a good bit of gossip, and none more so than those of us who work in the industry. Welcome to Unreliable Sources, where you’ll find the juiciest scandals, most shocking stories, and buzzy bits of info currently circulating in the halls of power throughout American culture. If you don’t have anything nice to say, come sit by me… Humpty Dumpty Sat On A Wall… Could there be anyone more full of themselves than CNN’s “Reliable Sources” host and media reporter Brian Stelter? Stuck-Up Stelter — aka “Humpty Dumpty,” according to Sean Hannity — even pisses off his fellow left-wing cable… Read More “UNRELIABLE SOURCES: Me Me Me! The One Dedicated To CNN’s Stuck-Up Brian Stelter”

Wall St Week Ahead: Energy price spike adds market risk as earnings arrive

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Reuters

By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock market investors are gauging whether more volatility is ahead because of surging global energy prices, which could drive up inflation, erode profit margins and pressure consumer spending. Stocks rebounded this week after Monday’s losses left the S&P 500 down 5.2% from its record high hit in September. A truce in the U.S. Congress to avoid a debt default provided some relief, but investors remain worried about inflation, higher U.S. Treasury yields and the Federal Reserve’s plan to unwind its easy money policies. Energy costs are a major factor… Read More “Wall St Week Ahead: Energy price spike adds market risk as earnings arrive”

KTB preps digital wallet for gold trade

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The Bangkok Post

Krungthai Bank (KTB) plans to introduce Thailand’s first end-to-end gold trading platform dubbed Krungthai Gold Wallet on Oct 25. The new digital wallet enables investors to trade gold at global market prices without any commission fee on its mobile app Pao Tang. This application, developed by Infinitas by KTB, is an open platform for all, even people who are not KTB customers. Rawin Boonyanusasna, senior executive vice-president and head of global markets group at KTB, said Krungthai Gold Wallet is set to “disrupt traditional gold investment in Thailand”. He said the bank offers a broader ran… Read More “KTB preps digital wallet for gold trade”

Pandemic causing huge rise in mental health problems, research shows

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DPA

The first year of the coronavirus pandemic saw a “stark rise” in mental health disorders, with around 160 million additional cases worldwide, according to estimates by doctors and scientists in Australia and the US. The findings suggest an “additional 53 million cases of major depressive disorder and 76 million cases of anxiety disorders” in 2020, increases of more than a quarter that were “due to the pandemic,” according to the team, which was led by researchers from the University of Queensland and University of Washington. The biggest jumps were predictably in countries with the highest inc… Read More “Pandemic causing huge rise in mental health problems, research shows”

Industry Unbound: Friendly Academics And Performing Accountability

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ValueWalk

Excerpted from Industry Unbound: The Inside Story of Privacy, Data, and Corporate Power by Ari Ezra Waldman. Q3 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Industry Unbound: Friendly AcademicsThe information industry also launders its arguments through seemingly independent academic research. The best example of this is in the field of AI and automated decision-making systems. AI is an umbrella term often imprecisely used to refer to set of technologies “best understood as a set of techniques aimed at approximating some aspect of human or animal cognition using machines.” For AI systems to w… Read More “Industry Unbound: Friendly Academics And Performing Accountability”

Gaming computer sales soar

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The Bangkok Post

Gaming computer sales soar Dell’s Alienware expands its reach The market for gaming computers has experienced a surge in growth, driven by the rising number of gamers amid the pandemic along with those engaged in e-sports, which have recently been recognised as an official sport by authorities, according to tech pioneers. “Since the pandemic took place, the number of casual gamers has risen as students who stay online have more time to play games, in addition to existing hardcore gamers,” said Anothai Wettayakorn, vice-president for Asia Emerging Markets and South Asia Consumer Business at Del… Read More “Gaming computer sales soar”

Azerbaijan plans booster jabs for those over 60, medical staff

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Azer News

By Vugar Khalilov Azerbaijani Deputy Health Minister Viktor Gasimov has said that the third (booster) dose of COVID-19 vaccine has been administered to medical workers and people over 60, local media reported on October 8. Gasimov made the remarks at the parliamentary health committee meeting dedicated to the current situation on COVID-19, vaccination and measures taken in the country. “Probably, other age categories will also be involved in it [vaccination with the booster dose]. As of date, the number of people re-infected after vaccination is 1.34 percent, that is, the vaccine used in Azerb… Read More “Azerbaijan plans booster jabs for those over 60, medical staff”

Major Kandinsky exhibition begins in New York’s Guggenheim

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In its famous rotunda halls, the New York Guggenheim Museum has begun showing a major exhibition of works by the Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944). On a scale that’s rare outside of Europe, more than 80 works by the artist, who also spent much time in France and Germany, are on display in the museum’s iconic upward-spiralling rotunda. “His was not a fixed path from representation to abstraction, but rather a circular passage traversing persistent themes centered around the pursuit of one dominant ideal: the impulse for spiritual expression,” the curators say. The exhibition “Vasily … Read More “Major Kandinsky exhibition begins in New York’s Guggenheim”

Sisulu welcomes UK’s decision to remove South Africa from red list

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Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has welcomed the United Kingdom (UK) government’s decision to remove South Africa from it’s red list. The UK is set to remove South Africa from a list of countries in their red list, thus opening British travellers to visit South Africa without requiring hotel quarantine upon return. The decision is with effect from Monday, 11 October 2021. The removal of South Africa from the red list follows multi-stakeholder engagements between the two countries. “We are delighted to see the UK restrictions on travel to South Africa lifted, following a successful vaccine roll… Read More “Sisulu welcomes UK’s decision to remove South Africa from red list”

New York Mets Won’t Renew Manager Luis Rojas’ Contract For Next Season

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uSports.org

After two years and two losing seasons, the New York Mets’ manager Luis Rojas has been relieved of his duties. The Mets administration said that “change is needed at this time.” The announcement came on Monday, a day after the Mets were defeated 5-0 by the Atlanta Braves in their last game of the season. This game was the cherry on top of a dysfunctional second half of the season. Rojas and the Mets could ultimately only conjure a losing 77-85 record, which was deemed insufficient when it came time for the manager’s contract renewal. Early on, the Mets were at the top of the AL East leaderboar… Read More “New York Mets Won’t Renew Manager Luis Rojas’ Contract For Next Season”