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Drag Queen Bingo to raise funds for service dogs

Observer-Reporter 09 Aug 2022
The Fluffyjean Fund for Felines is sponsoring a Drag Queen Bingo Sept. 17 at New Eagle Social Hall, 156 Chest St., to raise funds for service dogs for veterans.

SoftBank pledges sweeping cost cuts after $23.4 billion loss | Mint

Live Mint 09 Aug 2022
The Tokyo-based company lost the vast majority of that money -- $17.3 billion -- in the Vision Fund, as it marked down the value of holdings such as Coupang Inc., SenseTime Group Ltd ... SoftBank’s Vision Fund, the world’s largest technology investment vehicle, holds large stakes in hundreds of unlisted technology startups.

Ghana’s IMF programme should focus on agriculture, revenue mobilisation …Prof. Quartey urges govt

Business Ghana 09 Aug 2022
... fund programme ... Quartey suggested that government should focus on multilateral organisations such as the World Bank, IMF, African Development Bank, since they had cheaper funds, sometimes below two per cent, compared with the commercial market which borrowed above eight per cent.

The trouble with global diversity

B & FT Online 09 Aug 2022
Worldview is about how we conceptualize the world differently, and ideally how new experiences shape or change that worldview ... In the world of NGOs, leadership is often white and connected to how grant funding occurs – especially because the foundations’ leadership is predominantly white too.

Elon Musk reacts to $80B IRS overhaul in Inflation Reduction Act: ‘Seems high’

New York Post 09 Aug 2022
“Seems high,” Musk, the world’s wealthiest individual, tweeted. Musk’s reaction to the IRS funding was in response to a report by the Washington Free Beacon, which found the tax agency’s expensive hiring spree would make it larger than the Pentagon, the State Department, the FBI, and Customs and US Border Patrol combined.

Team Canada eager to breathe life into World Junior tournament

Canoe 09 Aug 2022
Team Canada eager to breathe life into World Junior tournament Back to video ... The tournament is taking place amid a disturbing scandal involving sexual assault allegations against the 2003 and 2018 Canadian World Junior teams and a secret fund used by Hockey Canada to pay off alleged victims.

Rare, white baby sea turtle hatches on Outer Banks, park service says

The Virginian-Pilot 09 Aug 2022
A baby loggerhead sea turtle with a rare “genetic deviation” hatched on the Outer Banks and crawled into the Atlantic Ocean in July, according to the National Park Service ... They released it, and it crawled into the sea.Advertisement ... Loggerhead turtles are considered a vulnerable species, according to the World Wildlife Fund ... .

Bitcoin no panacea

Asiatimes 09 Aug 2022
Yet digital currencies have taken root, sometimes with government support, and sometimes despite it, around the world ... “Do you conduct any of your affairs with the use of any type of digital ‘funds’?” The punishments for perjury are generally more severe than those for tax evasion.

A year on, Afghans hide out fearing death by data

Dawn 09 Aug 2022
• Taliban have access to payroll data, digital ID systems ... KABUL ... Outside was chaos ... Like many poor nations, Afghanistan pushed to digitise its data in recent years with funding and expertise from the World Bank, United States, European Union, the United Nations’ refugee agency (UNHCR), World Food Programme and others ... Life and death by data ... .

Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 167 of the invasion

The Guardian 09 Aug 2022
The funding, coordinated with the US Treasury Department through the World Bank, will go to Ukraine’s government in tranches, beginning with a $3bn (£2.5bn) disbursement in August, USAid, the Agency for International Development, said ... ....

Rs100bn cost overrun likely to hit Dasu hydropower project

The News International 09 Aug 2022
“The water and resources ministry and Wapda will soon submit to the Planning Commission the revised PC-1 of the project for cost overruns for approval by CDWP and ECNEC,” he said. “The project was approved in 2014 with a cost of Rs586 billion. The World Bank has also provided funding, which is equal to 20 per cent of the total cost.

The monarch butterfly is scientifically endangered. So why isn’t it legally protected yet?

Popular Science 09 Aug 2022
Justin DoCanto/Unsplash ... After the species’ southern migration in 2013, the World Wildlife Fund-Mexico (WWF-Mexico) reported that overwintering sites in Mexico saw Eastern monarch butterflies squeezed down to an alarming 2.94 acres of forest area—a 59 percent decrease from the previous season and the lowest area covered in 20 years ... ....

Ireland’s ability to build tech companies ‘threatened’ by reliance on foreign cash

The Irish Times 08 Aug 2022
Irish pension funds seriously lag the rest of world when it comes to VC investment,” he said ... “We must find new sources of capital if we are to fund the growth of indigenous post start-up enterprises ... “Ireland has shown itself capable of creating world class companies in these areas, but not in providing scaling funding for them,” it said.

Go Around the World with 1xBit and Win Crypto

Cryptopolitan 08 Aug 2022
The crypto betting site has created clues on how to go around the world with your favourite slots and win a share of the 0.5 BTC prize fund! ... As stated earlier, 1xBit has mapped out a 0.5 mBTC prize fund for the Around the World Adventure Tournament.

Catalytic Investment to Improve Community Health Care for Millions Across Africa

The Eastern Herald 08 Aug 2022
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria intends to further match this commitment by at least with 1.1 ... “The Africa Frontline First Catalytic Fund is a unique opportunity to invest in those health workers and catalyze real change, creating a healthier and safer world for all.” ... Since 2002, the Global Fund has saved 44 million lives.

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