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World Snooker Championship 2022: Neil Robertson records maximum break against Jack Lisowski – BBC Sport

Neil Robertson’s superb maximum break cannot prevent him from losing a dramatic final-frame decider to Jack Lisowski in the second round of the World Championship.
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Etsy Sellers Are Going On Strike To Protest Fee Hikes

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Thousands of artists who rely on Etsy to sell their work are staging a strike as fees become too burdensome to bear.

 

The campaign, planned for April 11, will see full-time crafters place their stores on “vacation mode” and stop selling wares for a full week. This way, the marketplace will experience a noticeable plunge in transaction fees.

 

April 11 is when Etsy will officially increase fees from 5% to 6.5%, forcing merchants to cough up an additional 30%. The announcement for the spike was made in February, the same time Etsy touted unprecedented profits for shareholders.

 

As Fortune points out, the protest isn’t legally a “strike”—since it’s being launched by non-employees—but that’s the closest word independent creators have in mind as the platform remains a significant part of their livelihood.

Shop owner Kristi Cassidy calls the move “the final straw” for many sellers, as quoted by Mashable in an interview. Cassidy has started a petition with fellow members calling Etsy to “cancel the fee increase.” At the time of publishing, the page has amassed over 35,000 signatures by Etsy sellers intending to join this boycott.

In addition to the campaign site, there are also Instagram and Reddit channels dedicated to an “Etsy strike.”

“Increasing seller fees by 30% after two years of record sales is nothing short of pandemic profiteering. After the planned increase, our fees as sellers will have more than doubled in less than four years,” organizers of the petition lament.

Ludicrous fees aren’t the only thing Etsy users have been frustrated about. In their terms, they also urge the company to “crack down” on resellers who are hawking mass-produced goods and therefore diluting the value of the handicrafts market; stop threatening artisans’ ‘Star Seller’ status when handmade goods cannot be fulfilled quickly; and to implement a support system that isn’t run by bots.

 

“Etsy can’t bill itself as a folksy, handmade utopia while AI bots terrorize sellers whose livelihood depends on reaching buyers on the platform,” campaigners detail.

The platform has since defended the fee increase, telling media outlets that the new structure will allow it to boost marketing efforts and support for sellers.

 

 

 

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TIME Magazine Reveals The ‘Most Influential’ Companies Of 2022

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TIME Magazine has once again named 100 of the propellers that shape society’s ways of living and thinking, a yearly tradition recognizing “extraordinary impact” in the technology, healthcare, entertainment sectors, and more, around the world.

 

Usual suspects in the TIME100 Most Influential Companies list include “titans” Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet, Meta (formerly Facebook), Netflix, Disney, IBM, Walmart, and Nvidia. Healthcare giant Pfizer has also been acknowledged for “reducing risk” amid the blazing pandemic.

 

There are the “leaders” Spotify, for trailblazing the modern music industry; Airbnb, for being among the first to provide temporary housing for refugees around the world; Upwork, for leading the pack in helping individuals find flexible work; Calm, for providing mental health resources at users’ fingertips; Impossible Foods, for inspiring a meatless future; and Sotheby’s, for being the first major auction house to launch a virtual gallery in the metaverse and driving mainstream interest in non-fungible tokens.

Then there are “innovators” Rivian, for shaking up the EV industry; SoFi, for redefining banks; Moderna, for democratizing medical access; NoTraffic, for developing the first AI-powered traffic signal platform; Grammarly, for enabling users to write with more clarity; and Peanut, a social network aimed to connect women facing different stages of pregnancy.

Missing from the extensive lineup, though, is the headline-making Tesla—which in the past year has pulled its weight in the fields of energy and electric vehicles by launching a universal EV charger, supplying energy packs to California to counter wildfire outages, among other feats.

 

However, Tesla’s run-ins with authorities regarding its self-driving feature, wonky solar panels, and a feature allowing drivers to play in-car games while on the road could have penalized its shot at making the 2022 list. TheStreet also posits, half-jokingly, that since CEO Elon Musk was named the magazine’s Man of the Year in 2021, it might have decided to save the limelight for other deserving names.

 

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Triple covers for the special issue spotlight actor Mindy Kaling for her work as founder of media company Kaling International, which fights for representation for “the inner lives of women of color that have long been missing from TV”; Andy Jassey, successor to Jeff Bezos as Amazon CEO; and music producer Bang Si-Hyuk with the members of South Korean boyband BTS, standing in for their internationally groundbreaking talent agency HYBE (formerly Big Hit Entertainment).

 

You can check out the full list of 100 influential companies here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Belgium Officiates Four-Day Workweek, Right To Ignore Bosses After Hours



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Employees in Belgium will soon be able to opt for a four-day workweek following significant labor reforms announced by the country’s coalition government this week.

In addition to not having to stick to a Monday to Friday job schedule, workers will be given the right to switch off work devices and need not respond to work-related messages after hours without consequences.

“We have experienced two difficult years. With this agreement, we set a beacon for an economy that is more innovative, sustainable, and digital,” said Belgian Prime Minister Alexander de Croo.

“The aim is to be able to make people and businesses stronger,” he added.

A government spokesperson told Euronews Next that employees will be allowed to work four days a week for up to six months. After the trial period, they can choose to continue with the new arrangement or return to a regular five-day workweek.

“The period of six months was chosen so that an employee would not be stuck for too long in case of a wrong choice,” the spokesperson said.

Apart from the new four-day week, employees can request flexible work schedules as well. Companies are now required to provide schedule updates at least one week in advance to allow for workers’ plans.

“This would benefit those who wish to spend more time with their children,” said Labor Minister Pierre-Yves Dermagne, who noted that the flexibility would be helpful for separated or divorced parents sharing co-parenting duties.

However, many employers in the country may not take so kindly to the news, as per the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium, which speaks for over 50,000 corporations.

“Instead of creating more possibilities for employees, what we see is that the government provides for a number of additional conditions which will very likely discourage employers,”

aid the Federation’s Director Monica De Jonghe, as per Fortune

Nonetheless, the reforms could be a step forward in the right direction of encouraging a better work-life balance, especially as the line between office and home has blurred even more during the pandemic.

 

 

 

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Fortune Names The World’s ‘Most Admired’ Companies Of 2022



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Amid growing skepticism, Big Tech continues to draw fascination across industries. However, the past year has seen an upswing in respect for the health sector too, helped by dramatic efforts in the treatment of COVID-19.

 

On Wednesday, Fortune magazine announced its 2022 list for the World’s Most Admired Companies. The research, compiled with organizational consulting firm Korn Ferry, encompasses insights from 3,700 corporate executives, directors, and analysts in 52 industries based on nine criteria, including “investment value and quality of management and products to social responsibility and ability to attract talent.”

 

The usual suspects, Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft, topped the ranking respectively for the third year running. Encouragingly, more firms on the medical front lines are being revered as “All-Stars.” These include Pfizer—the co-developer of one of the best COVID-19 vaccines—which shot up to fourth-place despite never having appeared in the peripherals of multiple industries previously; and Danaher—inventor of COVID tests and drug-development equipment—which made its top-50 debut on the 37th spot.

 

 

The top 10 all-stars are as follows:

 

1. Apple

2. Amazon

3. Microsoft

4. Pfizer

5. Walt Disney

6. Berkshire Hathaway

7. Alphabet

8. Starbucks

9. Netflix

10. JPMorgan Chase

 

Apple, which momentarily became the world’s first trillion-dollar company early this year and has sustained its place in the number-one spot on Fortune’s list for the 15th consecutive year, is lauded by industry experts for its emphasis on quality, product design, talented personnel, and consistent financial position. Its role in innovation is expected to grow, too—the company is reported to be expanding into mixed reality as a major category, and it’s also purportedly working on a car. Most recently, it has made day-to-day life more accessible for iPhone users by enabling Face ID that works with face masks.

 

Despite having swept up some controversy regarding the way it treats employees, Amazon ranked first in innovation. Its cashier-free, ‘Just Walk Out’ technology has been replicated by other grocery stores. The company is also working with Verizon to bring satellite broadband to rural areas. Its association with the Jeff Bezos-led space company Blue Origin hasn’t hurt its reputation for out-of-the-world invention either.

 

Microsoft, whose Teams software has helped connect the workforce in the era of remote and hybrid work, is praised for its excellent management quality under the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella, who took over the role in 2020.

 

Disney, which placed fifth on the overall ranking, reigns as the leader of the entertainment industry for the 19th year in a row. In the last few years, it has ensured to bring more representation to its programming. Not to mention, the Disney+ streaming platform—a victor in a time when theaters are seeing a decline in business—will continue to solidify its position in the realm of entertainment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Belgian Workers Will No Longer Have To Respond To Calls After Office Hours



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A proposed law in Belgium will ensure that civil servants no longer have to respond to calls or texts from their bosses after office hours. 

 

Aptly named the ‘Right to Disconnect’, the new rule will be introduced from February 1 by the Green Party’s Minister of Civil Service, Petra De Sutter, as reported by local newspaper De Morgen.

The memo, as seen by the daily paper, states that superiors can only contact workers outside of working hours “in exceptional and unforeseen circumstances, and where action is required that cannot wait until the next working period.” 

More importantly, it ensures that employees “should not be disadvantaged” should they actively choose not to respond to texts or emails outside of work.

According to Vice, De Sutter is lobbying for these rules to be turned into legislation in order to fight “excessive work stress and burnout.” She hopes the initiative will allow employees “better focus, better recuperation, and a more sustainable energy level.”

However, this law will only apply to the 65,000 federal civil servants in the country, and does not extend to employees working for other corporations. The Brussels Times reported that Laurens Teerlinck, spokesperson for Federal Labor Minister Pierre-Yves Dermagne, did hint that there could be a similar bill in the works for the private sector.

“After advice from the social partners, a proposal should be discussed, alongside the four-day workweek and regulations for evening work. There will be more information on this over the course of this month,” the spokesperson said. 

Fingers crossed you’ll never have to reply to an “urgent” email at 10pm ever again!

 

 

 

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Wiggleys Fun Farm (16 Min)

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UAE Becomes First Nation To Shorten Five-Day Work Week



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In recent years, many countries have trialed the idea of a four-day work week with varying levels of success. The radical change has received overwhelming support in nations including Scotland, Iceland, and Japan, though none have officially implemented it yet.

Earlier this week, the United Arab Emirates became the first country to officially decree a national workweek shorter than the usual five days we’re accustomed to. Beginning next year, companies in the nation will work four and a half days, with the weekend from noon on Friday through Sunday.

According to My Modern Met, this change is an even bigger one for firms in the Middle East, as employees typically work from Sunday through Thursday, with Friday being an off day for religious observance of Muslim prayers.

“Adopting an agile working system will enable the UAE to rapidly respond to emerging changes and enhance wellbeing in the workplace,” said a statement from the Emirates News Agency.

“From an economic perspective, the new working week will better align the UAE with global markets, reflecting the country’s strategic status on the global economic map. It will ensure smooth financial, trade, and economic transactions with countries that follow a Saturday/Sunday weekend, facilitating stronger international business links and opportunities for thousands of UAE-based and multinational companies.”

In addition to aligning the country with others in the world, the government believes the longer weekend will promote a better work-life balance for employees. To facilitate the change, Friday prayers at mosques will be held at 1.15pm instead of at noon, giving staff enough time to wrap up work at midday. Companies will be encouraged to give staff more flexibility, such as the option to work from home on Fridays.

At the moment, the shift only applies to federal employees, though those in the private sector are expected to follow suit. Several universities will also be adjusting their schedules to fit with the new workweek.

#UAE announces today that it will transition to a four and a half day working week, with Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday forming the new weekend.

All Federal government departments will move to the new weekend from January 1, 2022. pic.twitter.com/tQoa22pai9

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SEO Services Cardiff for 2022, 2023, 2024 and beyond…

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Democrats Announce ‘Stopping Grinch Bots Act’ To End Holiday Gift Scalping



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House and Senate Democrats have teamed up to introduce the ‘Stopping Grinch Bots Act’, which aims to put a stop to algorithms purchasing entire inventories of holiday gifts before reselling them at scalpers’ prices.

The bill was announced by Representative Paul Tonko of New York, Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Senator Charles Schumer of New York, and Senator Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico.

“These bots don’t just squeeze consumers, they pose a problem for small businesses, local retailers, and other entrepreneurs trying to ensure they have the best items in stock for their customers,” said Representative Tonko.

“Our Grinch Bots Act works to level the playing field and prevent scalpers from sucking hard-working parents dry this holiday season. I urge my colleagues to join me in passing this legislation immediately to stop these Grinch bots from stealing the holiday,” he continued.

These ‘Grinch bots’ work by using software algorithms to automatically purchase entire sites’ inventories, and because they’re digital, they move quicker than any regular human would be able to.

According to CNET, in recent years, these bots have become so advanced that they can even bypass security measures set up by online retailers.

Notably, this same bill had been brought up back in 2018 but wasn’t passed then. While it’s unclear if this time will see it be put into action, it’s certainly time lawmakers did something about the unscrupulous resellers who deprive others of reasonably-priced gifts in favor of inflated price points.

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Cinema & Co told it must close and is ordered to pay £5k – Wales Online

Swansea Council’s case against Cinema & Co is set to be reheard at Swansea Magistrates’ Court
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Landscapers Cardiff – AKR Landscapes

Landscapers Cardiff

AKR Landscapes are Cardiff Landscapers and Landscapers Cardiff with a difference.

We have a vast amount of experience in providing gardening and landscaping services and provide all services to a very high standard.

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Whether you choose to undertake a full garden project or re-design a part of your garden, the choices are endless.

Many things affect the way we live our lives today and what we want from our garden.

Today’s garden is very much an extension of our family living space, a place for relaxation, entertaining and enjoyment.

Garden landscaping includes many components within the garden ranging from paving, decking, walling to turfing and offers you the choice to simply include one, or many of these elements, to create your own unique garden space.

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From your first call asking for a quote until the job is complete, we will give you 100% commitment and we will work closely with you in order to ensure that the finished work fully meets your expectations.

If we can’t make it for any reason (usually bad weather), we will call you, so you will always know what’s happening.

• Price estimated per project after a survey

• Experienced and fully-equipped landscapers

• Project materials provided upon request

• We work according to your budget

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• Paving

• Decking

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• Walling

• Cutting Grass

• Outdoor Repair

• Window Boxes

• Resin Bound Servicing

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As professional landscapers in Cardiff who are very experienced we can execute any type of garden makeover or garden renovation project.

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• Hard landscaping Cardiff – includes all types of garden construction work, such as decking, paving, fence and trellis installation, the building of raised flower beds, resin bound surfacing and installation of garden lights etc.

The Cardiff landscapers also perform various garden repair services when required.

You can combine hard and soft landscaping services for your garden makeover project in order to achieve the desired results.

4 simple steps to complete your landscaping Cardiff project:

• Schedule a survey by getting in touch.

• A professional landscaper will arrive at your property and will measure the area. After he’s done, you can discuss your project plan and ideas.

• You will receive a detailed quote in 3 to 5 working days.

• If you are happy with the price quoted, we will arrange another appointment, this time for the actual garden landscaping service to proceed.

On the day of the scheduled service, a team of landscapers will arrive at your property. If you don’t have the opportunity to be there, we can organise a key pick up.

Please make sure to secure a parking space close to your home prior to the team’s arrival.

This is necessary because the experts carry with them many heavy tools, equipment, and materials.

If you need us to, AKR Landscapes can provide the materials for your gardening project too.

However, if you want us to buy flowers or planters for your garden, you have to give us a list of the exact type of plant specimens and planters that you require.

Take a look at some of our key garden service areas:

Whether you choose to undertake a full garden project or re-design a part of your garden, the choices are endless.

Groundworks Cardiff

We offer comprehensive groundworks service to commercial, industrial and domestic clients.

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We offer a professional design service to help transform your garden including plans for garden makeover.

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AKR Landscapes cover all of Cardiff and the CF Postcode area including Lisvane, Thornhill, Radar, Rhiwbina, Llanishen, Cyncoed, Ponprennau, Pentwyn, Heath, Cathays, St, Fagans, Wenvoe, Dinas Powys, Ely, Fairwater, Penarth, Llandough, Canton, Llandaff, Danes Court, Roath, Llanedeyrn, Pont Canna, Splott, Adamstown, Grangetown, Penarth Marina, Cardiff Bay, Riverside, Trowbridge, Romney, Llanrumney, St Mellons, Old St Mellons, Castleton, Marshfield, Peterstone, Barry, Cowbridge, St Athens, Llantwit Major, Caerphilly, Pontypridd, Llantrisant, Bridgend, RCT, Abercarn, Machen, Trethomas, Bassaleg etc.

If you have any further questions, please see the Cardiff Lanscapers website at https://landscaperscardiff.uk/ .

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5,000 Clubhouse Followers 🙏

Thanks to the 5k people who follow me on #clubhouse for helping me get to the 5k mark 🙏. It’s been great meeting you all 🙌

If you use #clubhouseapp please feel free to connect with me at: https://joinclubhouse.com/@mikearmstrong or join my #screwthebigrooms club at: https://www.clubhouse.com/club/screw-the-big-rooms

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Dollar Tree Announces First-Ever Base Price Increase To $1.25 Nationwide



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After pricing all its products at US$1 for the last 35 years, Dollar Tree has officially announced it will soon be increasing its prices to US$1.25 nationwide.

The brand had previously stated it was trialing different price points above the dollar mark due to rising costs and inflation, and it appears to have settled at a quarter more.

The new price point will be rolled out in stores starting in December, with it expected to be implemented in all outlets by the end of March 2022.

“Lifting the one-dollar constraint represents a monumental step for our organization and we are enthusiastic about the opportunity to meaningfully improve our shopper’s experience and unlock value for our stakeholders,” said Dollar Tree President, Michael Witynski.

By increasing its price point by 25 cents, the brand will be able to “materially expand its offerings, introduce new products and sizes, and provide families with more of their daily essentials,” the company explained.

In addition, according to CBS News, Dollar Tree will be bringing back some “customer favorites” that were previously discontinued due to price restraints.

The company said feedback for the change has been “overwhelming positive,” and that the price hike will also go towards increasing wages for its employees.

“Our Dollar Tree pricing tests have demonstrated broad consumer acceptance of the new price point and excitement about the additional offerings and extreme value we will be able to provide,” said Witynski.

[via CBS News, cover image via Georgesheldon | Dreamstime.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/416790/Dollar-Tree-Announces-First-Ever-Base-Price-Increase-To-1-25-Nationwide/

#SMARTHappinessFormula by #WelshDragon #MikeArmstrong

😎Happiness, Productivity and Success…

As winter sets upon us (well in the UK anyway) it can be a period of SADness (Seasonal Affective Dissorder).

If you suffer with this then it’s time to get #SMART with your Lifestyle in order to beat S.A.D become a happier version of you, and increase your productivity!

It’s time to follow the #SMARTHappinessFormula from #WelshDragon #MikeArmstrong

Sleep
Meditate
Ability to Perform
Random Kindness
Targets

Sleep – get 7-8 hours a night
Meditation / Mindfulness- do 30 mins a day
Ability To Perform – Exercise Daily for at least 30 mins, eat a health well balanced nutritional diet and keep well hydrated (drink lots of water)
Do lots of Random and non random kindness each day to others
Set lots of small, medium and long term goals and achieve some of these daily!

Then you’ll be the happiest you that you can be!

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Manchester United board decide to sack Solskjær at emergency meeting | Manchester United

Manchester United board decide to sack Solskjær at emergency meeting | Manchester United

— Read more on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/football/2021/nov/20/ole-gunnar-solskjr-admits-united-players-are-in-a-terrible-place

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Clubhouse News – Clubhouse update for November 2021

iOS Release Notes👋🏽 Thank you so much for being part of the Clubhouse community!

Below is a list of what we shipped in each recent release. Weds, 11/17

Hey, happy Wednesday! We have some new stuff for you to play with today. Closed CaptioningWe want Clubhouse to be a welcoming place where everyone can enjoy the magic that happens when people get together and talk with one another. Closed Captioning mode within Live rooms makes that possible for more people. It starts rolling out today with support for English. We’re also releasing Captions in beta for Cantonese, Mandarin Chinese, Yue Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Turkish.

To enable Closed Captioning, click on the “…” button within a live room and select “Show Captions”. Check it out and please send us any feedback!

Better Discovery for Replays

There’s nothing like experiencing the moment in real time, but replays have helped creators of all types build a catalog of their best rooms for people to enjoy as if they were live, but later. Now we’re also making it easier to find these replays as a user. Yay!

Replays in Search

Replay rooms now show up as a result when you search! If you heard about a great room that you missed, just search for the title, kick back and listen in.

Replay Carousels

We love the hallway because it’s so much more than a feed — at its best, it really feels like walking through the world and seeing all kinds of people around you having wildly diverse conversations.

Today, a new crowd is arriving at the party: carousels featuring replays from the best rooms in your network!

It’s also really good exercise for your finger to swipe sideways instead of just downwards, scientifically, this is a known fact. Enjoy!

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Rassie Erasmus guilty on all charges as South Africa chief banned from rugby for months – Wales Online

World Rugby have announced the verdict in the most high profile rugby case of them all following the Lions series this summer

— Read more on www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/rassie-erasmus-guilty-charges-south-22196488

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Elon Musk, Up $25 Billion In A Day, Is Richer Than Any Billionaire Ever

Musk is right now worth more than any billionaire Forbes has ever tracked.

— Read on www.forbes.com/sites/elizahaverstock/2021/10/25/elon-musk-is-nearly-14-billion-richer-after-hertz-order-pushes-tesla-stock-to-record-levels/

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Elon Musk Sells $5 Billion in Tesla Stock

Earlier this week, Musk asked his Twitter followers to vote to determine the future of his Tesla holdings, but filings reveal the sale was already scheduled.

— Read more on www.entrepreneur.com/article/396751

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Elon Musk presented with U.N. World Food Program’s $6 billion plan to address world hunger

Elon Musk presented with U.N. World Food Program’s $6 billion plan to address world hunger

— Read more on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/mashable.com/article/elon-musk-solve-world-hunger?amp

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New Digital Marketing Services for 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025 and beyond!

If you are looking for new digital marketing services for 2022 and beyond please take a look at the new innovative digital marketing services from Mike Armstrong and Boutique Digital Agency MA Consultancy!

Clubhouse Club Building Services

Clubhouse Room Building Services

LinkTree Building Services

Google My Business Listing Services

Facebook Group Building Services

SEO – Search Engine Optimisation

SEO Content Writing Services

Blogging Services

Podcasting Services

YouTube Channel Building Services

Social Media Marketing Services

Content Marketing Services

Key Person of Influence Building Services

Social Media Advertising Services

Advertising on Longest LinkTree in the World

Online Networking Services etc.

If you are looking for any of these top, innovative Digital Marketing Services for 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025 and beyond please contact Mike on 07960 872549!

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Autumn Internationals 2021 Rugby Fixtures, Results & Headlines

The giants of southern hemisphere rugby – South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and Argentina – will be back touring Europe during the autumn of 2021, with capacity crowds expected at many of the matches.
— Read more on www.autumn-internationals.co.uk/2021/

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