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WeWork will become a publicly traded company Thursday after a spectacular collapse during its first attempt to do so two years ago. WeWork is emerging more than a year into a pandemic that closed millions of square feet off office space and the hope is that a work environment turned upside down is the ideal time for a company that sells shared workspace to thrive. WeWork leases buildings and divides them into office spaces to sublet to members, which include small businesses, start-ups and freelancers who want to avoid paying for permanent office space.
Watch as some of the best female Southeast Asian VALORANT players compete in the 2021 VCT Game Changers SEA: FSL VALORANT Elite after months of intense competition!
BlackRock, Tiger Global and 67 others invested in the crypto exchange at a $25 billion valuation.
Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou says he will seek the leadership of the once-powerful Socialist party founded by his father, the late politician Andreas Papandreou, in an effort to revive its popularity that plummeted during a recent financial crisis. “I have decided to run for the leadership of the movement and I will contribute with all my strength to make it strong again,” Papandreou, 69, said late Wednesday in a message recorded for television. “The citizens and the country need a new change and the democratic movement must grow again.”
Angelina Melnikova of Russia won the women’s all-around final on Thursday to claim the first gold medal of the gymnastics world championships. Melnikova, the 2020 Olympic all-around bronze medalist, built up a solid lead with high scores on the vault and uneven bars and finished with 56.632 points. With defending champion Simone Biles and Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Sunisa Lee of the United States not taking part, the stage was set for a new generation of gymnasts to emerge.
NASA said on October 20 that a “bright, long-lasting” fireball reported in the early hours in US Midwestern states was caused by the “reentry and fragmentation of a satellite” rather than a “natural object”.Brian Mersmann said he recorded this video of the fireball trailing across the sky in Mount Pleasant, central Michigan, at 12:43 am. Credit: Brian Mersmann via Storyful
This year's gamescom asia 2021 was a hybrid affair held in Singapore on 14 and 15 October, the first gamescom event in Asia amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants had to undergo Pre-Event Testing before they were allowed to enter the Trade Zone, but there were also online panels for those who wanted to participate virtually. Over 2,000 industry members from 61 countries attended online and offline, with the event being held at the Suntec Convention Centre. Here's a quick look at what you may have missed.
Boris Johnson has attended a church service at St Patrick's Cathedral in Armagh to mark the centenary of Northern Ireland's formation. The Prime Minister was set to be joined by the Queen, but Her Majesty is on doctors' orders to stay at home and rest. The Crown was represented instead by the Lord-Lieutenant of Co Armagh Lord Caledon.
Don’t expect the semiconductor shortage to be solved anytime soon.
South Korea launched its first ever domestically produced space rocket on Thursday (October 22).President Moon Jae-in said the rocket completed all its flight sequences, but failed to put a dummy satellite into orbit.Officials said about 300 South Korean firms were involved in producing the 200-ton rocket.Named the Nuri - or 'world' - rocket, it's designed to put 1.5-tonne payloads into orbit.The project is part of South Korea's aim to launch satellites for surveillance, navigation and communications.President Moon said the project showed the 'Korea Space Age' was approaching.The Korea Aerospace Research Institute said it plans to conduct as many as five more test launches.The next is planned for next year.Space launches have long been a sensitive issue on the Korean peninsula, where North and South Korea are technically still at war.South Korea does plan for a range of military satellites in future, but officials deny that the NURI has any use as a weapon itself.
Meta4 Fund Management, a Miami-based crypto-currency investment management firm, said on Thursday it launched a new fund to invest in so-called non-fungible tokens (NFT) and aims to raise $100 million with one of Silicon Valley's top venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz as its lead investor. An NFT is a digital asset that exists on a blockchain and the NFT market has seen explosive growth in 2021, with collectible and sports-related the most popular types of token. "This gives investors who don't necessarily want to buy (NFTs) themselves but want to have exposure to the asset class, a venue to do it," said Meta4's managing partner Brandon Buchanan.
Your choice of colour says more about you than you might think.
Candy Kittens mogul Jamie Laing reveals what he and fellow former Made In Chelsea star, Spencer Matthews, get up to behind the scenes of their podcast, 6 Degrees from Jamie and Spencer.White Wine Question Time with Kate Thornton is the podcast that brings together well-known guests to answer three thought-provoking questions over three glasses of wine. Discover the friendships behind the entertainment headlines, and listen in on their conversations for a side to the celebrities you've never heard before. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts, and follow on Instagram (@whitewineqt) & Twitter (@WhiteWineQT) to keep up to date with the latest guests, news and more!
After a heated argument with her fiancé, a drunk woman lay in the middle lane of Jalan Sultan Road, causing a lorry to narrowly avoid a collision with her.
Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden admitted hostile cricket rivalry between India and Pakistan is unmatched and will test the two teams when they play a high voltage game in the Twenty20 World Cup in Dubai on Sunday.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — While Malaysia’s Covid-19 case numbers have been on the decline overall, several states have been registering a worrying uptick, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said. In...
Podcaster and Candy Kittens creator Jamie Laing chats about being embarrassingly posh on Made in Chelsea, causing a media sensation on Strictly Come Dancing, and what real love looks like with girlfriend, Sophie Habboo.White Wine Question Time with Kate Thornton is the podcast that brings together well-known guests to answer three thought-provoking questions over three glasses of wine. Discover the friendships behind the entertainment headlines, and listen in on their conversations for a side to the celebrities you've never heard before. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts, and follow on Instagram (@whitewineqt) & Twitter (@WhiteWineQT) to keep up to date with the latest guests, news and more!
Stock futures edged lower Thursday morning, with the major indexes hovering slightly below all-time highs as a parade of strong earnings results helped buoy equity prices earlier this week.
These visually impaired adventurers tried indoor skydivingLocation: Barcelona, Spain(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) PARTICIPANT, XAVIER DE LA ROSA, SAYING:"Look I explain it in one word - incredible. It was really a new, innovative, and very gratifying experience. It felt like being in a pool of air, but you can breathe. It's like being in the water only that you can breathe. You feel completely free. You can go from side to side and there is nothing to stop you. It's not like having your feet on the ground because you don't have that sense of freedom. You have to always be touching something. But not here. Here you are only touching the air. And it was really a great experience."The highflying adventure is part of the Handifly projectwhich brings parachuting and indoor skydiving to people with disabilities(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) PARTICIPANT, EMMA PEREZ, ON IF WIND TUNNEL SKYDIVING IS AN ACCESSIBLE SPORT, SAYING:"Yes, it is an accessible sport because you don't need anyone's help to do it. You can do it completely on your own. Right now, I need help because I don't know how to control myself, but after seeing how they go in there and do acrobatics - it's just fantastic. You don't need anyone. Not even a guide or anything like that."
For Suman Milind, rising prices in India are casting a shadow over the upcoming Diwali festival of lights.The 33-year-old is changing her spending habits, amid soaring costs for fuel, transport and manufactured items.Incomes in India have also stagnated as a result of the global health crisis:"We used to buy four to five boxes of dry fruits during festivals, but now we will hardly buy one or two boxes, which is again because of high prices."Millions of Indian households are facing similar strains on their budgets ahead of Diwali.Falling in early November this year, it marks the country's busiest shopping season for consumer goods.But according to data, many are foregoing big-ticket purchases such as television sets and jewellery this festive season.Pump prices of petrol and diesel are up nearly 35% from a year ago.And cooking gas is up more than 50%.Overall inflation has been above 6% for much of the year, though it eased slightly in September. Bindisha Ganguly is Chief Economist at the Confederation of Indian Industry:"Many people have lost their jobs, incomes have been cut back. So, people will be spending cautiously and in that situation, any small increase in prices will hurt them."Some feel there's little the government can do to alleviate the pain as global crude prices hit three-year highs.India imports 80% of its oil.Ganguly says federal and state governments should cut fuel taxes to help ease some of the pressure.