Look: Brittney Griner’s Agent Reacts To Russia Decision

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The Spun

By Daniel Bates Following Monday’s Russian preliminary hearing in the case of WNBA star Brittney Griner, a trial date was scheduled for Friday. Shortly after, Griner’s agent, Lindsay Kagawa Colas, shared a statement on the matter. Saying her client is being used by the country as a “political pawn.” “Today’s hearing was administrative in nature and not on the merits,” Colas tweeted. “That said, the fact remains that the U.S. Government has determined that Brittney Griner is wrongfully detained and being used as a political pawn.” “The negotiation for her immediate release regardless of the leg… Read More “Look: Brittney Griner’s Agent Reacts To Russia Decision”

NFL Reacts To Adrian Peterson, Le’Veon Bell Fight

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The Spun

By Alek Arend Apparently celebrity boxing matches are still a thing. According to a report, former NFL running backs Adrian Peterson and Le’Veon Bell have agreed to an exhibition fight. Bell and Peterson will fight in a celebrity boxing match on July 30 at Crypto.com Arena – previously Staples Center – in Los Angeles. No, this isn’t a joke. ESPN’s Mike Coppinger has more on the upcoming exhibition: “Both former All-Pro running backs will be competing in a boxing ring for the first time, but since it’s an exhibition, the fight won’t officially mark their pro boxing debuts. The deal continues a … Read More “NFL Reacts To Adrian Peterson, Le’Veon Bell Fight”

TNSC sticks with export growth projection of 5-8%

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The Bangkok Post

Shipments to China to pick up the slack Thai exports are projected to eke out growth this year as expected, despite emerging signs of an economic slowdown in the US and EU. Chaichan Charoensuk, president of the Thai National Shippers’ Council (TNSC), said he remains confident outbound shipments will grow as projected because China’s economy remains in good shape and Thai exports are recovering after a drop in April attributed to the mainland’s zero-Covid policy. The US was Thailand’s largest export market in the first four months this year, accounting for 16% of shipments, followed by China an… Read More “TNSC sticks with export growth projection of 5-8%”

David Rubenstein: Recession Won’t Be Inevitable But Tough To Avoid

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ValueWalk

Following are excerpts from the unofficial transcripts of CNBC interviews with The Carlyle Group Co-Founder and Co-Chairman David Rubenstein and Kleiner Perkins Partner John Doerr on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” (M-F, 6AM-9AM ET) live from the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado today, Monday, June 27. Q1 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Recession Won’t Be Inevitable But Tough To Avoid, Says Billionaire Investor David RubensteinRubenstein On Market Performance And Recession DAVID RUBENSTEIN: Okay well obviously, we are trying to avoid a recession and the Fed has taken action to try to … Read More “David Rubenstein: Recession Won’t Be Inevitable But Tough To Avoid”

The Answers to All Your Not-So-Stupid Questions About Web 3.0

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InsideHook

By Kirk Miller We’ve explained NFTs like you were 12 (or like you were us, just as befuddled). We’ve broken down the metaverse into a three-word description. But can anyone really explain Web 3.0? Part of the problem is that Web 3.0, or web3 or Web3, is a bit nebulous. Gavin Wood, who helped develop the cryptocurrency Ethereum and currently helps run the Web3 Foundation, coined the term in 2014. It’s loosely the idea of a decentralized online system based on blockchain technology. Theoretically, there are advantages, as we’ll note below (no monopoly powers holding all your data, more transpare… Read More “The Answers to All Your Not-So-Stupid Questions About Web 3.0”

Tom Cruise hot takes: ‘Days of Thunder’ is better than ‘Top Gun,’ and delivers more reasons for a full ’90s rewatch

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Chicago Tribune

“Top Gun: Maverick” is the biggest global blockbuster of Tom Cruise’s already blockbustery career. Perhaps you’ve been compelled to rewatch the original “Top Gun” from 1986 — or, depending on your generation, watch it for the first time. But me? I went back to revisit another movie Cruise made with director Tony Scott and producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer: 1990′s “Days of Thunder.” It’s more or less the same movie as “Top Gun” — speed, testosterone, soaring guitars — but with race cars instead of warplanes, which on its face makes it better. Way better. Cruise plays Cole Trickle, a n… Read More “Tom Cruise hot takes: ‘Days of Thunder’ is better than ‘Top Gun,’ and delivers more reasons for a full ’90s rewatch”

Lynn Schmidt: Politically speaking, it is possible to walk and chew gum at the same time

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Democratic President Lyndon Johnson is reported to have said that then-Republican Rep. Gerald Ford “is so dumb that he can’t walk and chew gum at the same time.” The media sanitized the word that Johnson originally used and changed it to walk. The origins of this idiom may have more to do with completing simultaneous motor activities but has been generalized to characterize the inability to perform two tasks simultaneously as a sign of limited intelligence. This was not the first time politicians engaged in negative partisanship and certainly wouldn’t be the last. Negative partisanship is the … Read More “Lynn Schmidt: Politically speaking, it is possible to walk and chew gum at the same time”

BSTDB provides loans worth $538.6m to Azerbaijan’s private sector

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Azer News

By Ayya Lmahamad Since its establishment, the Black Sea Trade and DevelopmentBank (BSTDB) has provided loans worth €510 million ($538.6m) to theprivate sector in Azerbaijan, the country’s Finance Minister SamirSharifov said. He made the remarks at the Black Sea Trade and Developmentbusiness forum on the role of BSTDB in supporting Azerbaijan’sdiversified and innovative economy in a changing World which washeld in Baku as part of the 24th annual meeting of the bank,Azernews reports. The minister noted that the BSTDB is actively involved in thedevelopment of the local markets. Sharifov also note… Read More “BSTDB provides loans worth $538.6m to Azerbaijan’s private sector”

‘Keep on loving you!’ Our true appreciation of the power ballad, an art form invented in Illinois

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Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — Dear Illinois, I can’t fight this feeling anymore. It’s time to bring this ship into the shore, and throw away the oars. We sailed on together. We drifted apart. But I know, if the World turned upside down, I know you’d always be around. Your hands build me up when I’m sinking. The search is over. You were with me all the while. After all the rain, I will be the flame. I did it all for the glory of love. Now my life has meaning. Home sweet home. A love like ours is hard to find. How could we let it slip away? But Illinois, you have an image problem. On paper, your chief exports inclu… Read More “‘Keep on loving you!’ Our true appreciation of the power ballad, an art form invented in Illinois”

Students that engage in online gaming achieve better academic outcomes

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Inven Global

Technology is intertwined with everyone’s lives so deeply. And it evolves constantly, creating new job opportunities, but also solutions that make our lives easier. Solutions that protect the environment. Today’s society is described by green cars, social media, video platforms, online books and e-readers, 3D technology, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and many more. We should not forget about video games either, an industry that is slowly but steadily boosting. Not only students in college are playing video games, but everyone. Research shows that more than 90% of kids play vide… Read More “Students that engage in online gaming achieve better academic outcomes”