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Brandon Moreno Aims to Avoid One-and-Done Title Run at UFC 270

Sports Illustrated
Brandon Moreno defends his flyweight championship against Deiveson Figueiredo this Saturday at UFC 270. The fight marks their third straight bout. They fought to a draw in December of 2020 at UFC 256, then Moreno (19-5-2) defeated Figueiredo (20-2-1) in the rematch at UFC 263 last June to capture the......

Man Utd star Ronaldo aims to play until age 42

ESPN
Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has told ESPN Brasil that he is aiming to continue his footballing career until the age of 42. Despite his club’s struggles this season, the 36-year-old is United’s top scorer with 14 goals in all competitions. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)–......

Solar window start-up aims to turn skyscrapers into vertical solar farms with investment from major window manufacturer

CNBC Real Estate
Ubiquitous Energy solar energy capturing windows installed at Michigan State University. Courtesy of Ubiquitous Energy A material science start-up, Ubiquitous Energy, is raising tens of millions of dollars to turn windows into surfaces that capture solar energy. The California start-up announced on Tuesday it closed a $30 million funding round,......

China’s aviation sector aims for profitability this year – regulator

Reuters
Passengers wearing face masks following the coronavirus disease (COVDI-19) outbreak line up to check in at the Beijing Daxing International Airport ahead of Chinese National Day holiday, in Beijing, China September 25, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, Jan 10 (Reuters) –......

Meadows urges Supreme Court to take up Trump’s case that aims to keep presidential records secret

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here In a brief filed Friday, Meadows, who is facing a potential criminal contempt charge for failing to comply with the House January 6 committee’s subpoena, argued that the Supreme Court should allow former presidents to have a say in......

Emmett Till’s mother had a ‘prophecy’ after his death. A new TV show aims to fulfill it

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Before Trayvon Martin, before Breonna Taylor, before Ahmaud Arbery and before George Floyd, there was Emmett Till. In recent years, the killings of these Black  Americans and numerous others have been fiery sparks propelling the Black Lives Matter movement,......

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot aims to avoid another Covid lockdown, but won’t ‘take that off the table’ as omicron spreads

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot speaks at the U.S. Conference of Mayors 88th Winter Meeting in Washington, January 23, 2020. Joshua Roberts | Reuters Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday said she wants to avoid imposing new lockdown measures as......

Meta aims for ‘deep compatibility’ with blockchain, according to an internal post.

New York Times
Meta, Facebook’s parent company, is aiming for “deep compatibility” with blockchain technology, according to an internal post on Tuesday from a top executive. In the note to employees, which was obtained by The New York Times, Andrew Bosworth, who will become Meta’s chief technology officer next year, laid out a......

Cambodia aims hybrid digital currency on blockchain at unbanked

Reuters
Blockchain-based payment system to benefit large unbanked population Smaller nations have more to gain from digital currencies Low levels of digital, financial literacy a challenge BANGKOK, Dec 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When Cambodia’s central bank launched a pilot for a digital payment system in July 2019, its aim was......

‘A four-week window’: Biden aims to learn from Obama’s mistakes with quick moves to deter Putin from invading Ukraine

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Wary of repeating mistakes made in 2014, when the US and Europe were caught off guard by Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Biden directed his national security team to use every tool possible to try to deter Russian President Vladimir......

Blinken’s trip aims to boost U.S. ties with Southeast Asia amid rising tensions with China, says expert

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s trip to Southeast Asia is significant as it sends a strong signal that Washington is keen to strengthen relations with the region at a time of growing tensions with China, according to an expert......

MLB summit aims to boost diversity, inclusion

MLB
Jesse Sanchez MLB – For more and to sign up click here Major League Baseball’s efforts designed to increase growth in the areas of diversity and inclusion within the sport continue. The activities of MLB’s Supplier Diversity Summit, which normally take place on site at the Winter Meetings, were conducted......

Biden aims to cut bureaucratic runaround for gov’t services

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Washington – President Joe Biden on Monday will sign an executive order aimed at saving Americans time and frustration when seeking a broad array of federal services, like renewing passports, applying for Social Security benefits and getting aid after......

McConnell-McCarthy divide grows as Trump aims to keep his grip on GOP

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “We talked a lot about McCarthy there,” Comer said, before adding of McConnell, “He speaks highly of McCarthy.” With control of both chambers at stake in next year’s midterms, the two top Republican leaders have increasingly taken sharply divergent......

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