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Ethereum Surges to $3,200, Making Its Creator the Youngest Crypto Billionaire

Amidst an ongoing crypto surge, Ether soared to new market heights Monday, becoming one of the priciest cryptocurrencies in circulation. The Ethereum blockchain-based token is now worth around $3,200, making its total market capitalization higher than Bank of America, Paypal, and Nestle.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, Articles, Bank Of America, Paypal, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Ethereum, Decentralization, Abra, Nestle, Business Finance, Vitalik Buterin


Storm drenches region, brings snow, whipping winds, wild waves and warnings

Winter weather brought the region rainstorms and snowfall over the weekend and into Monday, along with whipping winds and wild waves along the coast – a stark difference from the spell of summer-like weather just a week ago. Another storm in the series is setting up to slam down later this week. While the recent storms have brought needed rainfall to the region and a winter wonderland for local mountain resorts, they have also brought treacherous and dangerous conditions. A cyclist rides a b...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Local News, Orange County, Nws, Abra, Southern California, Steven, Connolly, San Gabriel Mountains, San Clemente


With investors expecting a Latin American cryptocurrency boom, Mexico’s Bitso raises $62 million

Six years after the launch of the Mexico-based crypotcurrency exchange and financial services platform Bitso the company revealed it has closed on $62 million in financing to capitalize on the cryptocurrency boom investors expect to hit Latin America.  The three major cryptocurrencies are all trading up in the waning months of 2020, with Bitcoin prices nearing (or exceeding) record highs. The global growth of these digital currencies and their applications in emerging markets have savvy fin...
Tags: TC, Mexico, US, Tech, Bitcoin, Currency, Brazil, Argentina, Financial Services, Cryptocurrencies, Latin America, Kaszek Ventures, QED Investors, Peer To Peer, Abra, Digital Currencies


Artemisia Gentileschi, Praised and Reappraised

For the New Yorker, Rebecca Mead writes about the 17th-century Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi, whose work has been growing in stature and popularity in recent years. Increasingly, Artemisia is celebrated less for her handling of private trauma than for her adept management of her public persona. Throughout her career, she demonstrated a sophisticated comprehension of the way her unusual status as a woman added to the value of her paintings. On a formal level, her representation of hers...
Tags: London, David, Madonna, Jesus, John, National Gallery, Damascus, Sherman, Alexandria, Abra, Cindy Sherman, Jason Kottke, St Paul, Mary, Dana, Mary Magdalene


Morgan Beller, co-creator of the Libra digital currency, just joined the venture firm NFX

Morgan Beller, who is a co-creator of the proposed Libra digital currency, along with Facebook vice presidents David Marcus and Kevin Weil, has left the company to become a general partner with the venture firm NFX . In a call yesterday, she said she first became acquainted with the San Francisco-based outfit five years ago when on a “tech trek” to Israel, she met its local partner, Gigi Levy-Weiss, and formed a friendship with him. At the time, she was a young partner at Andreessen Horowitz, ...
Tags: Facebook, Israel, San Francisco, Tech, David Marcus, Crypto, Andreessen Horowitz, Jupiter, Cornell, Cnbc, Trulia, Abra, James Currier, Spark Capital, Lastminute, Flint


Doctor Sleep: Director’s Cut – review

Director: Mike Flanagan Release date: 2019 Contains spoilers Whilst Stephen King has been on the record to criticise the Shining (1980) as it deviates from his novel, I happen to love the movie. More so, I am also a fan of the book (though it is many a long year since I read it). When the novel of Doctor Sleep was released I was excited – a sequel to the Shining and one that centres on vampires (the antagonists through the novel are energy vampires – feeding on the Shining, or the psychic energ...
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New on Blu-ray: ‘Parasite’, ‘Roma’, ‘Doctor Sleep’, ‘Shutter Island’, ‘The House that Jack Built’, and More

Brace yourselves, my friends – this week’s Blu-ray column is packed. There are so many movies here that you probably want to block out your entire day just to read this. Go ahead, clear your calendar. Call in sick from work. Lock all your doors, draw the blinds, and feast your eyes. These are the new Blu-ray releases you should check out this week. Parasite Fresh off its triumphant run at the Oscars, Parasite is now available on Blu-ray, and it’s just as special as you’ve heard it is. I...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Mexico, New York City, Kodak, Features, Netflix, House, Alfonso Cuarón, Leonardo Dicaprio, Stanley Kubrick, Lars von Trier, Spike Lee, Scorsese, Kubrick, Jack


Woman named Jessica calls cops on Black circuit party, falsely accusing it of being a “sex party”

Cheers to our allies, who understand the importance of us having a safe space to party freely, as queer POC. ?? We love you and thank you for loving us! ?? #DEVIANT #DC Posted by Deviant Events on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 A D.C. woman falsely accused a circuit party that caters to queer people of color of being “an organized sex party” in numerous complaints to city officials, setting off a string of needless investigations that ultimately resulted in nothing but wasted resources. Dev...
Tags: Washington, Life, Lifestyle, Abra, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Jessica, Roseboro, False Accusations, Washington D.c, Deviant, Circuit Party, RedRocks Bistro, Black circuit party, Micah Roseboro, RedRocks Neapolitan Bistro


ComingSoon’s Top 10 Films of 2019!

ComingSoon’s Top 10 Films of 2019! ComingSoon.net is wrapping the year up with a list of our Top 10 Films of 2019, featuring managing editor Max Evry, associate editor Kylie Hemmert, and staff writers Grant Hermanns, Maggie Dela Paz, Jeff Ames and Josh Plainse. Check out all our lists now, and be sure to chime in with your own lists in the comments section below! Max Evry 1) Knives Out – Rian Johnson crafts a killer mystery, while Daniel Craig reveals the incredible depth of his previously...
Tags: South Korea, Hollywood, Movies, Horror, La, Germany, Nazis, Stephen King, Ferrari, Ford, Robert Pattinson, Elton John, Adelaide, Stanley Kubrick, Daniel Craig, Scarlett Johansson


‘Doctor Sleep’ Director’s Cut Will Turn Mike Flanagan’s Stephen King Adaptation into a Three Hour Movie

Doctor Sleep was already a long movie to begin with, but it’s about to get even longer. A Doctor Sleep director’s cut is headed to digital and Blu-ray in 2020, bringing Mike Flanagan‘s Stephen King adaptation to a full three-hour runtime. Flanagan spoke recently about what to expect from the director’s cut, which will apparently be even more faithful to the book and restore some character moments. I thought Doctor Sleep was quite good, and was disappointed when it underperformed at the bo...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Stephen King, Sequels, Warner Bros, Vfx, Abra, Wendy, Flanagan, WB, Mike Flanagan, Doctor Sleep, Alex Essoe, Young Danny


3-Hour Doctor Sleep Director’s Cut Blu-ray Details Revealed!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW 3-Hour Doctor Sleep Director’s Cut Blu-ray details revealed! It’s been just over a month since the release of Mike Flanagan’s masterful Stephen King adaptation of Doctor Sleep and now Warner Bros. has revealed the first details for the Blu-ray release for the Shining sequel, which is set to hit shelves on February 4 with a 3-hour director’s cut featuring 30 minutes of new, alternate and extended footage included! The full art for the Blu-ray copy can be seen in the galle...
Tags: Movies, Stephen King, Warner Bros, Ewan McGregor, Abra, Dan, Warner Bros Pictures, Mike Flanagan, Danny Torrance, ComingSoon, Trevor Macy, Jon Berg, Kevin McCormick, Dan Torrance, Kyliegh Curran, Rose the Hat


PE-backed Driven Brands buys Clairus

Driven Brands, which is backed by Roark Capital, has acquired Quebec-based Clairus Group, a provider of automotive glass distribution, replacement, and claims management solutions. No financial terms were disclosed. Jefferies was sole financial adviser to Clairus on the transaction. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Driven Brands is the parent company of various automotive aftermarket brands. PRESS RELEASE CHARLOTTE, N.C. (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 18, 2019 Driven Brands, North America’s leading...
Tags: Trends, Tech, M&a, North America, Quebec, Jefferies, Abra, Company, Charlotte NC, Carstar, PE, ADAS, PRWEB, Roark Capital, Maaco, Driven Brands


‘Doctor Sleep’ Review: ‘The Shining’ Sequel Attempts to Reconcile the Conflicting Views of Kubrick and King

For all of the horrors he’s conjured up over the decades, Stephen King is really a big softie. Yes, he’s written stories about horrible, nightmarish things happening to innocent souls. But in the end, King is a writer who believes in humanity. He believes in hope. He believes in redemption. Which is probably why he was so damn furious when Stanley Kubrick adapted his novel The Shining into a film in 1980. Kubrick, brilliant artist that he was, was also the complete opposite of King. It’s unfair...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Stephen-King, Features, Netflix, Movie Reviews, New Hampshire, Stanley Kubrick, Ferguson, Kubrick, Jack, Rebecca Ferguson, King, Abra, Rose, Dan


Doctor Sleep Review

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Rating: 9.5/10 Cast: Ewan McGregor … Danny Torrance Rebecca Ferguson … Rose the Hat Zahn McClarnon … Crow Daddy Carl Lumbly … Dick Hallorann Alex Essoe … Wendy Torrance Kyliegh Curran … Abra Stone Bruce Greenwood … Dr. John Emily Alyn Lind … Snakebite Andi Jacob Tremblay Doctor Sleep Review: Warner Bros. has gone out of its way, across trailers and TV spots and bus ads, to remind you that Mike Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep is the cinematic follow-up to Stanley Kubrick’s The S...
Tags: Movies, Jack Nicholson, Horror, Stephen King, Stanley Kubrick, Kubrick, Warner Bros, Ewan McGregor, King, Steven Spielberg, Abra, McGregor, Flanagan, Danny, Mike Flanagan, Danny Torrance


Doctor Sleep to Run Longer Than The Shining & Receive Early Screenings

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Doctor Sleep to run longer than The Shining & receive early screenings As if the anticipation hadn’t already been built up enough, it has been revealed that the upcoming sequel to Stephen King’s acclaimed The Shining, Doctor Sleep, will not only run longer than the praised Stanley Kubrick 1980 film adaptation of its predecessor, but will also receive special early screenings from Fandango nine days ahead of the film’s release! RELATED: Doctor Sleep Poster: Dare to Go Back...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Stephen King, Stanley Kubrick, Kubrick, Warner Bros, North America, Ewan McGregor, Abra, Fandango, Dan, Warner Bros Pictures, Mike Flanagan, Danny Torrance, ComingSoon, Movie News


‘Doctor Sleep’ Will Premiere Early For Fandango VIP Members

If you just can’t wait to see Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining, and also happen to be a Fandango VIP member, I have some good news. Mike Flanagan‘s Stephen King adaptation will screen nine days earlier than the official release date for members of Fandango VIP. The horror film follows an adult Danny Torrance as he reckons with his traumatic past while dealing with a new supernatural threat. Learn more about the Doctor Sleep early screenings, and check out a cool new poster, below. Doc...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Stephen King, Sequels, Stanley Kubrick, Kubrick, Ewan McGregor, King, Abra, Fandango, The Shining, Dan, Flanagan, Hill House, Mike Flanagan, Danny Torrance


Doctor Sleep Poster: Dare to Go Back to Where It All Began

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Doctor Sleep poster: Dare to go back to where it all began The movie’s official Twitter account has released a new Doctor Sleep poster teasing Danny Torrance’s (Ewan McGregor) return to the Overlook Hotel where his nightmare began. You can check out the full poster now in the gallery below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admira...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Stephen King, North America, Ewan McGregor, Abra, Dan, Danny, Warner Bros Pictures, Mike Flanagan, Danny Torrance, ComingSoon, Movie News, Trevor Macy, Jon Berg, Kevin McCormick


‘Doctor Sleep’ Featurette Goes Back to the Overlook With Tons of New Footage From ‘The Shining’ Sequel

A new Doctor Sleep featurette gives us our best look yet at Mike Flanagan‘s sequel to The Shining. In the video below, go behind-the-scenes of the upcoming film with Flanagan, author Stephen King, and star Ewan McGregor, while also getting new looks at the recreation of the Overlook Hotel, the younger Danny Torrence, Dick Hallorann, and more. Doctor Sleep Featurette  Stephen King is notorious for loathing Stanely Kubrick’s adaptation of The Shining, but when it came time to adapt King’s...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Stephen-King, Sequels, Kubrick, Rebecca Ferguson, Ewan-McGregor, Dick, Abra, The Shining, Dan, Flanagan, Mike Flanagan, Scatman Crothers, Behind the Scenes Footage, Stanely Kubrick


The 12 Best Cookbooks of Spring 2019

Food reporters and editors from The New York Times pick their favorite new books of the season.
Tags: Music, News, Gout, Williams, New York Times, Khan, Sarah, Eden, Abra, Andrea, Caroline, Kitty, Travers, Krishna, Copeland, Luis


Abra finally treats its users as adults, lets them handle Ethereum directly

Yesterday, cryptocurrency wallet and services provider, Abra, announced that users can now purchase Ethereum through its Android and iOS apps. You’d be forgiven if you thought this was already the case, but it wasn’t. Let me explain. With the new update, users can now add and withdraw actual Ethereum cryptocurrency to and from their Abra wallet. Before the update, any exposure to Ethereum on Abra was through one of its “synthetic assets,” which means you buy into the token without actually ownin...
Tags: Startups, Ethereum, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Abra, Hard Fork


Abra lets you magically buy stock with Bitcoin… but it’s crazy complex

Cryptocurrency exchange and wallet service provider Abra has just announced the launch of a new way to invest in traditional stocks, commodities, indexes, and ETFs using Bitcoin. Only it’s not as simple as it sounds. In what it’s claiming is a world first, Abra is adding new investment features to its app that will allow investors in over 155 countries to invest in 50 traditional stocks. Before you go thinking this is something groundbreaking, consider that it’s a world first on the basis that i...
Tags: Startups, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Abra, Hard Fork


PE-backed collision repair companies Caliber and Abra complete merger

Caliber Collision, which is backed by OMERS and Leonard Green & Partners LP and Abra Auto Body Repair of America, a portfolio company of Hellman & Friedman, have closed their previously announced merger. No financial terms were disclosed. The newly combined company will create a collision repair provider. As part of the transaction, Hellman & Freidman LLC is now the majority shareholder of the combined company while OMERS and LGP remain significant minority shareholders. PRESS RELEASE LEWISVILLE...
Tags: London, Toronto, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Canada, M&a, District Of Columbia, Abra, Brooklyn Park, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, San Francisco New York, PE, Hellman Friedman Simpson Thacher Bartlett LLP, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc, Lewisville


WB Announces Release Dates for The Witches and Doctor Sleep

Warner Bros. announces release dates for The Witches and Doctor Sleep Warner Bros. announced a whole batch of release dates, including two high profile films — Robert Zemeckis’ The Witches remake, which will open October 16, 2020, and The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep, which has jumped from its original January 24, 2020 release to the more promising slot of November 8 of this year. Doctor Sleep will compete against the animated Sonic the Hedgehog, the prequel Kingsman: The Great Game and the WW...
Tags: England, Movies, Horror, Stephen King, Roald Dahl, New Hampshire, Anne Hathaway, Hasbro, Warner Bros, Robert Zemeckis, Abra, The Shining, Nicolas Roeg, Kingsman, Dan, WB


Toro y Moi Contemplates Late Capitalism on 'Outer Peace'

It didn't take long for chillwave to become a punchline after its rapid ascendancy in the late 2000s, and it must have been tough to be Toro y Moi (the alias of producer Chaz Bear, fka Chaz Bundwick), an act known synonymously, and perhaps unfairly so, with the genre. One of the first genres born almost entirely out of the influence of the Internet, chillwave was quickly deemed too easily replicable and far too reliant on provoking cultural nostalgia.But a few proprietors of the sound, like ...
Tags: Music, Review, Music Review, Abra, Toro Y Moi, Toro, Monte Carlo, Carpark Records, New House, Moi, Alan Palomo, Synthpop, Electropop, Chaz Bear, Bundick, Chillwave


Abra is giving away $25 of Bitcoin this Christmas – but there’s a catch

Cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Abra is trying to add a little holiday cheer to the current bear market bear market by giving away Bitcoin. This morning, in an email to customers, Abra announced a promotion which would see new investors of its BIT10 “exchange traded fund” (ETF) style token receive $25 of Bitcoin at no cost. But in this life nothing ever comes for free, and this is no different. Cunningly hidden away in the small print are terms and conditions, one of which which stat...
Tags: Startups, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Abra, Hard Fork


The Newton Brothers to Compose the Score for Doctor Sleep

The Newton Brothers to compose the score for Doctor Sleep According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Newton Brothers (musician duo Andy Grush and Taylor Stewart) are set to compose the score for Warner Bros. Pictures’ Doctor Sleep, the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s literary sequel to The Shining. The Newton Brothers previously collaborated with director Mike Flanagan Gerald’s Game and the recently released The Haunting of Hill House for Netflix. PB...
Tags: Movies, Stephen King, Netflix, New Hampshire, Warner Bros, King, Abra, Mike, Dan, Warner Bros Pictures, Gerald, Hill House, Overlook Hotel, Mike Flanagan, ComingSoon, Movie News


PE-backed collision repair companies Caliber and Abra to merge

Caliber Collision, which is backed by OMERS and Leonard Green & Partners LP and Abra Auto Body Repair of America, a portfolio company of Hellman & Friedman, have agreed to merge. No financial terms were disclosed. The newly combined company will create a collision repair provider. The deal is expected to close in early 2019. As part of the transaction, Hellman & Freidman LLC will become the majority shareholder of the combined company while OMERS and LGP will remain significant minority sharehol...
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The Shining Sequel Doctor Sleep Wraps Production

The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep wraps production Director Mike Flanagan (The Haunting of Hill House) took to Facebook to announce that production has officially wrapped on Warner Bros. Pictures’ Doctor Sleep, an adaptation of Stephen King’s literary sequel to The Shining. “So that’s a wrap on DOCTOR SLEEP! It’s been a long, crazy, truly unique experience. I read the novel as soon as it came out back in 2013, fascinated and moved by the epic story of Dan Torrance and Abra Stone, but I never im...
Tags: Facebook, Movies, Horror, Stephen King, New Hampshire, Warner Bros, King, Abra, Dan, Gerald, Hill House, Overlook Hotel, Mike Flanagan, ComingSoon, Movie News, Trevor Macy


‘Doctor Sleep’ Will Reunite Jacob Tremblay with Director Mike Flanagan

Room‘s Jacob Tremblay is the latest addition to Mike Flanagan‘s Doctor Sleep cast. This marks a reunion for the two – Tremblay appeared in Flanagan’s horror film Before I Wake. The film is an adaptation of Stephen King‘s sequel to The Shining, focusing on an adult Danny Torrance (played by Ewan McGregor). Tremblay’s role is unknown at this time – could he be playing the younger Danny in flashbacks? Maybe! Will we soon be hearing Jacob Tremblay croaking “Redrum!”? That’s my guess. TMZ says th...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Horror, Stephen-King, America, Netflix, New Hampshire, Sequels, Adaptation, Rebecca Ferguson, Abra, Rose, Jacob Tremblay, Dan, Flanagan, Danny


Jacob Tremblay Joins The Shining Sequel Doctor Sleep

Jacob Tremblay joins The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep One of Hollywood’s most sought after child stars, Jacob Tremblay has seemingly joined the ensemble cast of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Doctor Sleep, the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s literary sequel to The Shining. TMZ broke the news but further details about Tremblay’s role are unknown at the time. The 12-year-old actor will reunite with director Mike Flanagan, whose Before I Wake served as his feature debut when it was shot in 201...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Stephen King, New Hampshire, Warner Bros, King, Abra, Jacob Tremblay, Dan, Tremblay, Warner Bros Pictures, Gerald, Andi, Overlook Hotel, Mike Flanagan, Treacher Collins