Month: June 2022

The movie “Mr. Malcolm’s List” is like “Bridgerton” though different in tone

Years before “Bridgerton” and the Regency-era fashion moment it helped inspire, director Emma Holly Jones was dreaming of an early 19th century romantic comedy with a diverse cast. Inspiration isn’t always easy to pinpoint, but in this instance, Jones can trace the spark back to a fortuitous week in 2015. While listening to the “Blacklist” …

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Pine Tree Legal Assistance announces new director

Pine Tree Legal Assistance has chosen a Maine-born lawyer with extensive experience in justice and equity issues to lead the nonprofit that offers civil legal help to low-income Mainers. Tom Fritzsche, who grew up in Kennebunk, will follow Nan Heald as the nonprofit’s executive director. Heald, who died of cancer in January, led Pine Tree …

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Entering the Metaverse, Benesch Sees the ‘Next Iteration of the Commercial Internet’

Another Am Law 200 firm has entered the metaverse, with Benesch signing a virtual land lease in new virtual legal district LawCity.com. Benesch leadership said joining the space as an early entrant is a competitive advantage for the firm, seeing a promising future of the metaverse. The 300-attorney Benesch, no. 155 in the Am Law …

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Chairman Powell confirms that recession or not, we will raise rates to lower inflation

Speaking at the European Central Bank annual conference in Sintra, Portugal today Chairman Powell made it clear that the Federal Reserve was committed to reducing inflation even if it means raising interest rates to levels that put economic growth at risk. His comments reinforced that the Fed will “do whatever it takes” with continued …

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Bitcoin falls below $ 19,000, further shaking crypto markets

Representation of cryptocurrency bitcoin is seen in this illustration taken November 29, 2021. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 30 (Reuters) – Bitcoin dropped 6.1% to $ 18,866.77 at 2004 GMT on Thursday, putting the biggest and best-known cryptocurrency down $ 1,226.41 from its …

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Fan Spends 40k On Stock To Ask Nintendo About F-Zero

Screenshot: Nintendo Many Nintendo fans desperately want a new entry in the popular sci-fi racing series, F-Zero. However, only one diehard fan was reportedly dedicated enough to spend over 5 million yen (roughly $ 40,000 US) on Nintendo stock, giving him a chance to ask the Japanese publisher about F-Zero and its future directly. On …

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