More than half of palm species may be threatened with extinction, study finds

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By Liz Kimbrough Palm trees are iconic figures in tropical landscapes, providing food, tools, medicine and materials for homes to millions globally and playing key roles in many ecosystems. Now, researchers have determined that more than half of global palm species could be at risk of extinction. Using novel machine-learning techniques and data from the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, researchers from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the University of Zurich, and the University of Amsterdam investigated the extinction risk of nearly two-thirds of the palm family. Of the 1,889 species of pa… Read More “More than half of palm species may be threatened with extinction, study finds”

Does A $750 Billion Decline In Meta’s Market Cap Make Sense?

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Rowan Street’s memo for the month of November, 2022, in which they share their thoughts after the recent drop in Meta Platforms Inc (NASDAQ:META)’s stock. Long-term vision collides with near-term fear. Below is a chart that depicts a steep 75% drop in Meta stock over the course of just one year — a ferocious market cap decline of ~$750 billion. Q3 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Most investors don’t care about the next 10 years, they cannot see past the next 6-12 months, at best. They are quick to judge and critique over short-term results, especially when stock is dropping at su… Read More “Does A $750 Billion Decline In Meta’s Market Cap Make Sense?”

I hate social media, says Jennifer Aniston

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Jennifer Aniston hates social media. The 53-year-old actress – who joined Instagram in October 2019 – admits that being on social media platforms “doesn’t come naturally” to her. Jennifer – who has more than 40 million Instagram followers – said: “I hate social media. I’m not good at it.” The ‘Friends’ star joined the Instagram as part of a wider marketing campaign. However, her business plan ultimately fell through and she’s now “stuck with being on Instagram”. She told Allure magazine: “It’s torture for me. The reason I went on Instagram was to launch this line. “Then the pandemic hit and we… Read More “I hate social media, says Jennifer Aniston”

Why Phil Knight Is Trending After Election Day Results

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By Andrew McCarty Nike found Phil Knight found himself trending after election day took place in Oregon yesterday. No, he didn’t run for office. Instead, Knight donated millions of dollars to two different candidates in the months leading up to Oregon’s governor race. According to a report from Oregon Live, Knight donated nearly $4 million to unaffiliated candidate Betsy Johnson this year. Eventually, polls showed Johnson lagging behind fellow candidates Christine Drazan, a Republican, and Tina Kotek, a Democrat. Knight then turned his attention to Drazan, donating $1 million to her campaign i… Read More “Why Phil Knight Is Trending After Election Day Results”

Rihanna Releases Savage X Fenty Vol. 4 Show Worldwide — Stream & Shop The Collection

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Nothing Rihanna does ever falls short of iconic. The “Umbrella” singer dropped an all new collection of stylish couture alongside the Amazon Prime Video exclusive worldwide release of her Savage x Fenty Vol. 4 Show. The stunning star opened up about the exceptional event in a press release interview, explaining how she was most proud that “so much evolution” has occurred to make each show and fashionable launch progressively gets better than the rest. “We started off in Barclays, then last year we even went to this beautiful hotel — super exciting location, really fun show and we wanted to bea… Read More “Rihanna Releases Savage X Fenty Vol. 4 Show Worldwide — Stream & Shop The Collection”

College Football Reacts To C-USA Schedule Decision

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By Daniel Bates Conference-USA is making a major scheduling change after reaching new media rights deals with CBS and ESPN, per Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand. In a quote lifted from podcaster Richard Johnson, “The new-look [C-USA] will shift its entire slate of October football games to midweek evenings starting with the 2023 season.” The college football World reacted to the news on Wednesday. “S— doesn’t hit the same,” one fan said. “If they want to go up against MLB postseason, uh, go for it,” tweeted SB Nation’s Anchor of Gold. “Looks like C-USA wants to do Tuesday/Wednesday nigh… Read More “College Football Reacts To C-USA Schedule Decision”

Intel announces CPUs and GPUs for high-performance computing

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By Andy Patrizio Intel has announced new processors with high-bandwidth memory (HBM) geared toward high-performance computing (HPC), supercomputing, and artificial intelligence (AI). The products are known as the Xeon CPU Max series and GPU Max series. The chips are based on existing technology; the CPU is 4th Generation Xeon Scalable, aka Sapphire Rapids, and the GPU is Ponte Vecchio, the data center version of Intel’s Xe GPU technology. The difference is that the two processors come with HBM on the processor die rather than relying only on standard DRAM. HBM is considerably faster than DDR4 … Read More “Intel announces CPUs and GPUs for high-performance computing”

Why is Katy Perry currently the internet’s least favourite person?

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Singer Katy Perry is feeling the wrath of the internet after voting for former Republican Rick Caruso to be the mayor of Los Angeles. Earlier this week, Perry, who previously backed Hilary Clinton in 2016, tweeted out a video in support of abortion rights and Roe v Wade. But just a few hours later, she posted a photo to Instagram showing her casting her ballot for Caruso with a thumbs-up. “I am voting for a myriad of reasons but in particular because Los Angeles is a hot mess atm,” she wrote. Fans were unimpressed. Why, you ask? After all, she’s shown that she’s a civic-minded person who has p… Read More “Why is Katy Perry currently the internet’s least favourite person?”

Alexander Bojer is appointed new CEO of Inacta AG as of January 2023

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ZUG, SWITZERLAND, Nov 8, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – The Board of Directors of Inacta Group AG (“Inacta”) has elected Alexander Bojer as a new member of Inacta’s group management. He joins Ralf Glabischnig and Marco Bumbacher on the management team from 1 January 2023. As CEO of Inacta AG, Alexander will continue to drive forward Inacta’s core operating businesses of consulting and product development. Ralf Glabischnig will focus on the further growth of Inacta Ventures and take care of the overall development of the group. Marco Bumbacher will continue to manage the corporate functions of the Ina… Read More “Alexander Bojer is appointed new CEO of Inacta AG as of January 2023”

Myanmar fighting star dominates and prays for the junta regime to fall

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Vero Nika at a Thai Fight. Photo from The Irrawaddy This article was originally published in The Irrawaddy, an independent news connection in Myanmar. This edited version is republished on Global Voices as part of a content-sharing agreement. Vero Nika, 26, the first female lethwei fighter from Myanmar to win a belt in the sport, beat a Brazilian fighter with 25 wins in a Muay Thai tournament in Bangkok, thereby securing her World number one spot, according to the World Muay Thai Organization. The ethnic Kayan#:~:text=The%20Kayan%20are%20a%20sub,Kayan%20Lahta%2C%20Kayan%20Ka%20Ngan.) boxer won br… Read More “Myanmar fighting star dominates and prays for the junta regime to fall”