A 29-year-old transgender woman beat out a 13-year-old competitor to win a June 25 skateboarding contest in New York City, according to the competition’s results. Los Angeles-based Ricci Tres, a biological man who identifies as a female, beat out five biological females in “The Boardr Open at New York City Women’s FINALS Presented by DC,” according to the organization’s results . Tres won the women’s division of The Boardr’s open street skateboarding competition and a $500 prize. The transgender adult beat out 13-year-old Florida native Shiloh Catori, who came in second place and won $250 in prize money. The 29-year-old also competed against Juri Iikura, a 10-year-old who took fifth place in Friday’s competition. Four of the six finalists listed on The Boardr’s results page are under the age of 17. Tres is globally ranked a 833, while Catori is globally ranked at 133, according to Boardr’s website. Male wins women’s skateboarding finals and money at the Boardr Open NYC … [Read more...] about Trans 29-Year-Old Beats 13-Year-Old Female In New York Skateboarding Competition
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New York (CNN Business) The coronavirus pandemic has forced everyone to get creative. Whether through Zoom meetings , online fitness classes or take-out cocktails , companies in nearly every industry are pivoting to get through the crisis. Some work-arounds have been especially creative, such as individual exercise "pods" to get people back into gyms. But beyond short-term fixes, many innovative new strategies and business models have emerged that are likely to stick, even as many jurisdictions begin to reopen in some capacity. In many cases, these transformations are thanks to the increased adoption of technology and the digitization of businesses. Many of these changes were underway pre-coronavirus; the pandemic has just accelerated them. "What's important to customers has changed," John Roese, Dell ( DELL ) Technologies chief technology officer , told CNN Business. "We've broken through a bunch of psychological or … [Read more...] about Here are some of the creative new business models and strategies that have come out of the coronavirus pandemic
MANILA, June 28 (Xinhua): The Philippines' Davao City wants Chinese investors to take advantage of the bright business climate and the myriad business opportunities offered by the city, especially in the agriculture and manufacturing sectors. To attract more Chinese investors, April Marie Dayap, director of the Davao City Investment Promotion Center, told Xinhua that the southern Philippine city has offered preferential policies for investors to do business in sectors such as agriculture and food processing, manufacturing, and tourism. Dayap said China is the largest investment partner of Davao City. "We export a lot of agricultural products to China, and many Chinese businesses are being established in Davao City," she added. Under the incoming administration, Dayap said Davao City would like to focus more on investment promotion targeting the Chinese market. "We would like to invite more Chinese people to come here to discover what we can offer and what they can do," she told … [Read more...] about Philippines’ Davao City eyes more Chinese investments in agriculture and manufacturing
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin I t’s hard enough for women to raise venture capital; of the more than $300 billion deployed to startups last year, women received just $6 billion, or 2%. And women of color get an even smaller piece of the pie; last year, according to Crunchbase , Black women received 0.35% of all startup venture funding. Mindright founder Ashley Edwards, 31, knows this reality all too well. But she’s also managing to beat the odds: Today she’s announcing a $1.8 million seed round for her company, which provides mental health services to underserved teens via SMS text messaging. Investors like Melinda French Gates and Lifeforce Capital were attracted to the company in part due to its team of specially trained coaches who check in with youth daily to help them manage the challenges of both crises and everyday stressors. The SMS structure of the service, which helps eliminate technical and financial barriers to traditional mental … [Read more...] about Is This 31-Year-Old The First Black Woman In New Jersey To Raise More Than $1 Million?
(CNN) Just days after the United States rolled out child-sized doses of Covid-19 vaccine for children younger than 5, the Biden administration has launched a new ad campaign to encourage parents to give their kids the "best protection" against Covid-19: a vaccine. In one video advertisement from the campaign , titled "Promise," parents are shown with their babies and toddlers -- cuddling and kissing them, holding their hands as they walk -- while text on the screen notes that "all kids 6 months and older can get a Covid vaccine." These new PSAs, released Thursday by the US Department of Health and Human Services and first reported on CNN, are part of the agency's ongoing Covid-19 vaccine public education campaign. The ads will be distributed to English and Spanish media outlets throughout the country as a public service announcement, according to HHS. "Getting our youngest kids vaccinated requires building confidence with parents by lifting up the … [Read more...] about HHS releases new PSAs to encourage Covid-19 vaccinations for children under 5
Photo from PDEA MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agents confiscated assorted kinds of illegal drugs valued at P2.5 million from a condominium unit in Pasig City on Friday morning. Armed with a search warrant issued by Pasig City Regional Trial Court Branch 152 Judge Danilo Cruz, PDEA said agents combed through the room and found the following illegal substances: approximately 500 grams of kush approximately 250 grams of suspected cocaine 100 pieces of capsulized ecstasy approximately 450 milliliters of acetone approximately 75 milliliters of suspected marijuana oil 1 blister pack mogadon tablet PDEA said the subject of the search warrant was also arrested. PDEA did not indicate in the spot report it has sent to members of the media the barangay or neighborhood where the condominium is located, and simply described it as “high-end.” Photo from PDEA Further, PDEA said that aside from the illegal drugs, agents likewise recovered … [Read more...] about PDEA seizes P2.5M worth of drugs from posh Pasig City condo unit
KUNMING, June 28 (Xinhua): Over 300 tonnes of raw coffee beans have recently left Pu'er City, southwest China's Yunnan Province, onboard a China-Laos Railway international cargo train. The goods were then transported to Europe via a China-Europe freight train after they arrived in Chongqing Municipality, southwest China. It was the first batch of coffee beans exported from Pu'er to Europe by rail. In the past, Pu'er's coffee beans were exported to Europe by road and sea. After the opening of the China-Laos Railway, 30 percent of logistics time can be saved by rail transport. As a landmark project of high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, the 1,035-km China-Laos Railway was launched in December 2021. Half a year into its operation, the railway has delivered more than 4 million tonnes of freight as of June 2. The transport volume of cross-border cargo came in at 647,000 tonnes during the period. "Thanks to the launch of the China-Laos Railway, our company has a new export … [Read more...] about Laos’ much-touted coffee beans make way to Europe by rail thanks to new railway line to China and beyond
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Humans love telling things what to do. Anything we can establish, predict, and control — from computers to factories — we can program to get reliable, useful results. Biotechnology has matured to the point where scientists increasingly regard living cells as programmable, but not everyone agrees with using that term. By tinkering with and editing their genes to create all kinds of useful new products, molecules, chemicals and materials at scale, leaders in this field of synthetic biology promise to fundamentally reinvent the way we make things, driven by new and emerging techniques for editing DNA and the seemingly limitless productive potential of biology. Companies like Zymergen, Amyris AMRS , and Gingko Bioworks are some of those advancing this concept, which has become a basic tenet among many in biotech. "The core idea behind synthetic biology is that biology is fundamentally programmable, because it runs on digital … [Read more...] about Biotech Says It Can Program Life To Make New Stuff. Is That True?
- A + A KUALA LUMPUR (June 28): Mah Sing Group Bhd has acquired a new plot of land in the district of Tebrau, Johor Bahru — the group's first land deal this year — to develop a mixed project that will have an estimated gross value of about RM469 million. In a statement Tuesday (June 28), Mah Sing said the prime land parcel — measuring about 6.938 acres and valued at RM39.29 million — is located in Taman Seri Austin next to an existing McDonald's drive-through, and is accessible via Persiaran Eco Cascadia. The proposed mixed project, M Minori, will comprise three blocks of serviced suites with 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom units, with indicative build-outs ranging from 550 sq ft to 880 sq ft, with indicative prices starting from RM260,000. “It is about 6.5km from Mah Sing’s Johor office in the matured township of Austin Perdana, and is targeted for registration of interest in the fourth quarter of 2022. This proposed mixed development also features some retail … [Read more...] about Mah Sing buys Johor land for new mixed project with RM469 mil GDV
(Representative Image: Shutterstock) NFT platform HyperMint and NFT art curator NFTGrails on June 28 announced a partnership to launch Rags to Richie, New York-based street artist Alec Monopoly’s NFT collection. HyperMint, a new self-service platform from MoonPay, will serve as the minting partner for the NFT collection. The Rags to Richie collection provides the utility with a street-art, play-to-earn NFT game, a Metaverse club and Digital Art Gallery, in-person exclusive events, and over $1 million in giveaways and prizes to holders as part of its initial plans. The collection centers around a new character created by Monopoly, combining elements of his most popular subjects with 10,000 unique NFTs featuring traits and backgrounds, personally hand drawn by Monopoly. Monopoly also partners with JOYSTICK Close Monopoly has also partnered with JOYSTICK to create an immersive SandBox Club and Metaverse Art Gallery to exhibit Alec’s Rags to Richie art. A … [Read more...] about Street artist Alec Monopoly and HyperMint collaborate to release NFTs