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Japan To Implement Bank-deposit-backed Digital Currency in 2022

A new digital currency backed by bank deposits is set for a test run in Japan as early as this year, an effort that will involve the nation's top banks and about 70 other companies. From a report: The test run will focus on the digital currency's feasibility for business transactions, such as large payments between companies. The group aims to bring the currency into circulation as soon as the latter half of 2022. The Digital Currency Forum announced the trial on Wednesday. The Forum includes MU...
Tags: Japan, Tech, Forum, Tokyo, Digital Currency, Holdings, Japan To Implement Bank, Digital Currency Forum, Mitsubishi Corp Kansai Electric Power, Internet Initiative Japan


Eagles’ ‘Hotel California’ Revival Still Sounds Like a Reason to Request Late Checkout: Concert Review

Well, that didn’t work, did it? That is, the Eagles’ attempt to head off further migration to an overpopulated Golden State by portraying it as a sad and sinister place in “Hotel California.” Of course, it was the romanticizing, not the de-glamorizing, that those of us in the rest of the nation heard when we […]
Tags: News, California, Forum, Eagles, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Hotel California, Golden State


L.A.’s Forum Introduces Checkout-Free Concessions, Predicts Amazon’s Tech Will Become the New Arena Standard

It’s every arena or stadium concertgoer’s dread: getting caught in a hot-dog or beer line while the opening notes of “Hotel California” drift in from the auditorium, stuck smelling popcorn instead of the imagined scent of colitas. But for anyone seeing the Eagles’ closing night at the Forum in Inglewood tonight, it doesn’t have to […]
Tags: Amazon, News, Forum, Los Angeles Clippers, Eagles, Inglewood, Hotel California, New Arena Standard


Forum Brands secures $100M in debt financing to acquire more e-commerce brands

Forum Brands , an e-commerce acquisition platform, announced today that it has secured $100 million in debt funding from TriplePoint Capital . The financing comes just just over two months after the startup raised $27 million in an equity funding round led by Norwest Venture Partners. Brenton Howland, Ruben Amar and Alex Kopco founded New York-based Forum Brands in the summer of 2020, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.  “We’re buying what we think are A+ high-growth e-comme...
Tags: Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Ecommerce, New York, London, Funding, Tech, Debt, Eu, E-commerce, Forum, Acquisitions, Norwest Venture Partners, FBA, Amar


Former No. 10 comms chief Sir Robbie Gibb failed to seek advice before joining a Tory lobbying group, breaching government rules

Sir Robbie Gibb. Leon Neal/Getty Images Sir Robbie Gibb joined The Enterprise Forum, which gives firms access to ministers, in March 2020. Gibb did not apply for advice from the lobbying watchdog ACOBA before joining the Forum's board. The rules breach should lead to a letter from Lord Pickles, ACOBA chair ... and Forum president. An expert said this shows "how little teeth ACOBA has." See more stories on Insider's business page. Sir Robbie Gibb, a member of the BBC's governing...
Tags: Trends, Bbc, Theresa May, Forum, Eric Pickles, Downing Street, Pickles, Cabinet Office, Robbie, Gibb, Robbie Gibb, Acoba, Tom Brake, Susan Hawley, Kekst CNC, Henry Dyer


Downing Street-linked BBC director attempting to block editorial appointment on political grounds did not declare role at top Conservative lobbying forum

Sir Robbie Gibb Leon Neal/Getty Images Sir Robbie Gibb, a member of the BBC's board, is attempting to block a senior editorial appointment. Concerns have been raised over the impartiality of the BBC if the appointment were to go ahead. Gibb himself made no mention in his declaration of personal interests of his role with a top Tory lobbying forum. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sir Robbie Gibb, a member of the BBC's governing board and a former Director of Communi...
Tags: Politics, Trends, Bbc, Theresa May, Forum, News UK, Conservative Party, Downing Street, Tim Davie, UK Politics, Financial Times, Huffington Post UK, Gibb, Robbie Gibb, Director of Communications, BBC Board


BBC director who said appointment of ex-HuffPost editor to news role was too political didn't declare his job at Conservative lobbying group

Sir Robbie Gibb Leon Neal/Getty Images Sir Robbie Gibb, a member of the BBC's board, is attempting to block a senior editorial appointment. Concerns have been raised over the impartiality of the BBC if the appointment were to go ahead. Gibb himself made no mention in his declaration of personal interests of his role with a top Tory lobbying forum. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sir Robbie Gibb, a member of the BBC's governing board and a former Director of Communi...
Tags: Politics, Trends, Conservative, Bbc, Theresa May, Forum, News UK, Conservative Party, Tim Davie, UK Politics, Financial Times, Huffington Post UK, Gibb, Robbie Gibb, Director of Communications, BBC Board


Forum Brands raises $27M as crowded Amazon roll-up space continues to heat up

The number of startups acquiring e-commerce businesses, especially those operating on Amazon, to grow and scale is increasing as more people than ever are shopping online. The latest such startup to raise capital is Forum Brands , which today announced it has raised $27 million in equity funding for its technology-driven e-commerce acquisition platform.  Norwest Venture Partners led the round, which also included participation from existing backers NFX and Concrete Rose. Brenton Howl...
Tags: Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Ecommerce, New York, Montana, Funding, Startup, Tech, E-commerce, Forum, Mexico City, Venture Capital, Mckinsey, Campbell, Norwest Venture Partners


Forum Brands raises $27M Series A as crowded Amazon roll-up space continues to heat up

The number of startups acquiring e-commerce businesses, especially those operating on Amazon, to grow and scale is increasing as more people than ever are shopping online. The latest such startup to raise capital is Forum Brands , which today announced it has raised $27 million in equity funding for its technology-driven e-commerce acquisition platform.  Norwest Venture Partners led the round, which also included participation from existing backers NFX and Concrete Rose. Brenton Howl...
Tags: Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Ecommerce, New York, Montana, Funding, Startup, Tech, E-commerce, Forum, Mexico City, Venture Capital, Mckinsey, Campbell, Norwest Venture Partners


SaaS-focused Acceleprise rebrands, raises $30M in new capital

TechCrunch has covered Acceleprise several times over the years, including a look at its mid-2020 accelerator startup batch from its three accelerators. The firm has long focused on business-to-business SaaS startups, helping them get their start in a competitive global software market. As of today, Acceleprise is now Forum Ventures, according to the group’s CEO and managing partner, Michael Cardamone, and it has a bushel of funds to power its work. And befitting its new name, the company is now...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Tech, Forum, ARR, Acceleprise, Cardamone, Michael Cardamone, Forum Ventures


How Covid derailed the great hope of the Dutch far right | Joost de Vries

In 2019 Thierry Baudet looked like a plausible contender for power. Now, as the Netherlands heads for the polls, he’s reduced to mimicking Trump On 20 March 2019, Thierry Baudet provided Dutch television viewers with two surprises. The first was news of his landslide victory in that day’s senate elections. Baudet’s far-right Forum for Democracy (FvD) was a newcomer in parliament, holding just two seats out of 150 in the lower house. But that day, from scratch, Forum gained 12 of the senate’s 75 ...
Tags: Europe, World news, Forum, Netherlands, The far right, Trump, Mark Rutte, Athena, VVD, Baudet, Thierry Baudet, Joost de Vries, Coronavirus


World Economic Forum gets underway in virtual format at Davos

The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, which began Monday, is being held virtually this year because of the coronavirus pandemic crisis, which Deutsche Welle notes has destroyed livelihoods and deepened global inequality. The portal writes that the annual summit aims to "heal the wounds of the pandemic" and contribute to a robust green recovery.Other speakers at the virtual conference, which runs through Friday, Jan. 29, include German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel...
Tags: Angela Merkel, Narendra Modi, Trends, Joe Biden, Davos, United States, Xi Jinping, Forum, European Commission, Who, Christine Lagarde, Ecb, Donald Trump, Imf, Klaus Schwab, Emmanuel Macron


These are the world’s greatest threats in 2021

Billions are at risk of missing out on the digital leap forward, as growing disparities challenge the social fabric. In the medium-term, the global economy will be threatened by the knock-on effects of the coronavirus crisis, while geopolitical stability will be critically fragile over the next 5 to 10 years. Environmental risks continue to threaten: they remain top risks by likelihood and impact in this year's survey. The Global Risks Report 2021 is the 16th edition of the Forum's annual anal...
Tags: Health, Climate Change, Happiness, War, Forum, Innovation, Disease, World Economic Forum, Global Issues, COVID


‘Three-Ring Circus,’ part 3: Shaquille O’Neal chooses between the Magic and Lakers

Editor’s note: This is the second installment of a five-part serialization of “Three-Ring Circus,” Jeff Pearlman’s book about the Lakers era that featured Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal and Phil Jackson. The book was released Tuesday. Three-Ring Circus Kobe, Shaq, Phil, and the Crazy Years of the Lakers Dynasty Parts 1 2 3 of 5 On the morning of July 16, 1996, readers of the Orlando Sentinel were greeted by a front-page poll question: Is Shaquille O’Neal worth $115 million over 7 sea...
Tags: Florida, News, California, Milwaukee, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, West, Soccer, United States, Forum, Bill Clinton, Nba, Long Beach


Inglewood approves environmental impact report for Clippers’ new arena

Construction of an arena for the Los Angeles Clippers in Inglewood cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, July 21, with the City Council unanimously approving its environmental impact report. Related links Have Rams tickets? Team is canceling them and offering new options Whicker: Will SoFi Stadium be The Last Manse in sports? Los Angeles makes its World Cup 2026 host pitch Inglewood’s James Butts hands over reins of Metro board to LA’s Eric Garcetti PETA says new Clippers arena in Inglewood will b...
Tags: Business, News, California, La, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Development, Soccer, Forum, Basketball, Steve Ballmer, Nba, NHL, City Council, Peta


Engaging online learners 4

Photo by Julia M Cameron on Pexels In previous posts in this series (see links below), I explored some of the nuances of engaging online learners in creative writing and critical thinking. It's not an easy prospect, especially when you are some distance away and all your communication is being mediated through technology.The next two posts will focus on some of the methods used to engage students for other purposes, for example, reflection on practice, problem solving, creating content an...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Learning, Education, Online, Forum, Engagement, Focus, Facetime, eLearning, Backchannel, Discussion, Distance, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Julia M Cameron


Clippers’ purchase of the Forum becomes official

The owners of the Los Angeles Clippers completed their purchase of The Forum concert venue in Inglewood on Monday for $400 million as part of a settlement agreement with Madison Square Garden Co. The Clippers’ owners will continue to operate the Forum — the former home of the Los Angeles Lakers and Kings — as a music venue and have offered to hire all of current employees, according to a press release from the team Monday. The settlement, announced in March, ended a years-long legal war that thr...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Forum, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Chargers, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, MSG, Madison Square Garden, Inglewood, Clippers, Los Angeles Rams, Zucker


John Foster Dulles, the Cold War architect

John Foster Dulles, the Cold War architect John Foster Dulles was Dwight D. Eisenhower's secretary of state from 1953 to 1959. In the tense, early years of Cold War politics, Dulles pursued a foreign policy designed to isolate the Soviet Union and undermine the spread of Communism. In the following video, professor John Wilsey speaks about his research into one of the most influential figures of twentieth-century politics – and how the decisions Dulles mad...
Tags: Japan, Florida, New York, London, Montana, Washington, Senate, Germany, Nazis, Berlin, Religion, Time, US, America, San Francisco, Reagan


How to build an artist website

For great self-promotion we all know how important it is to be active on all social site. A website can also be a great central location for your fans to find you online. A website should be two things, clean and intuitive. So what can a website provide that Facebook can’t? While a timeline of your activity can be a good medium for fans keep track of your on goings, a clean all in one area with neatly filed pages for news, events, media, etc. helps fans find exactly what they’re after in s...
Tags: Mobile, Facebook, Music, Design, News, Events, Blog, Social Media, Gallery, Forum, How To, Html, Merch, Clean, About, Develop


NAR Policy Forum: Why Homeownership Should Continue To Be Incentivized by Our Federal Tax System

From the NAR YouTube channel, Lawrence Yun, NAR Chief Economist and David Bank, Senior Vice President, Rosen Consulting Group present new NAR Research on the economic benefits of homeownership.
Tags: Real Estate, Radio, Forum, NAR, Lawrence Yun, General Interest, NAR Research, NAR YouTube


Realtors® to Host Policy Forum Aimed at Tackling Nation’s Housing Affordability Issues

Washington, D.C. – January 30, 2020 (nar.realtor) As American communities confront low housing inventory and a prevailing lack of affordable housing options, the National Association of Realtors® will host an all-day event evaluating potential solutions to a problem plaguing markets across the country. NAR’s second annual Policy Forum will bring together hundreds of industry stakeholders, policymakers and academic experts to offer their unique insight on America’s housing market at the National ...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, Forum, Affordability, YouTube Channel, NAR, National Association of Realtors, National Press Club, Real Estate News, Brian Montgomery, Host Policy Forum Aimed at Tackling Nation


Traffic, noise from new LA Clippers arena would be ‘significant’ and ‘unavoidable,’ report says

If the Los Angeles Clippers play on the same day as a big concert at The Forum, drivers in Inglewood will see more traffic at up to 61 intersections and at eight segments of the 405 and 105 freeways, according to a draft environmental impact report released Friday. Even with systems in place to limit impacts, the report found the Clippers’ proposed arena will contribute to a “significant and unavoidable” increase in traffic, noise and pollutants. The increased traffic from major events may even ...
Tags: New York, News, Environment, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Forum, Nba, Chargers, Local News, Los-angeles-clippers, Gavin Newsom, Lakers, Metro, MSG


KIIS 102.7/FM and iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball is sold out, but here’s how you can still join in on the fun for free

The 20th Annual KIIS 102.7/FM and iHeartRadio Jingle Ball featuring performances by Katy Perry, BTS, Billie Eilish, Sam Smith, Camila Cabello, Halsey, French Montana, Lizzo and Normani at The Forum in Inglewood on Friday, Dec. 6 has been sold out for weeks. It’s a bummer for those who couldn’t get in, however KIIS FM has put just as much effort into creating a free fan event in The Forum parking lot as it has the main event inside the venue. With the holiday season in full swing, not everyone ca...
Tags: Music, Holidays, Ryan Seacrest, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Katy Perry, Forum, Long Beach, Music Festivals, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Tyga, Stubhub, Ticketmaster


Clippers, Air Resources Board at impasse over Inglewood arena’s future

Efforts to fast-track a new arena for the Los Angeles Clippers in Inglewood have ground to a halt because the California Air Resources Board does not believe the project meets the necessary environmental standards, according to a letter sent to both sides Tuesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The letter, which describes the project as an important economic benefit for the community, urges the Clippers and CARB to continue working toward a resolution. Newsom was disappointed to learn that the two sides h...
Tags: News, California, Environment, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Forum, Nba, Chargers, Jerry Brown, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, Los-angeles-clippers, Gavin Newsom, MSG


Inglewood’s approval of LA Clippers arena project broke the law, DA says

Inglewood broke state law by hiding details from the public about a potential Los Angeles Clippers arena before the city entered into an agreement with the developer, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. In a letter earlier this month, Deputy District Attorney Bjorn Dodd determined the city violated California’s open-meeting law, the Ralph M. Brown Act, by failing to provide a sufficient description of the project on the City Council’s meeting agenda. “Notably omitted ...
Tags: News, California, Office, Sport, Soccer, Forum, City Council, Local News, Los Angeles Clippers, Jones, Madison Square Garden, LA Clippers, Inglewood, Murphy, Los Angeles County, South Bay


Second ASA Industry Forum a Success

Forum sponsors: Daniel Defense, Orchid Advisors, Silencer Shop, NRA-ILA, and the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation! U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Last week, the American Suppressor Association hosted our Second Annual Industry Forum in Washington, DC. Industry executives met with ATF leadership, representatives from the White House, and elected officials to press for action on modernizing the NFA process. Several of our initiatives include: Modernize the NFA transfer process, which has not bee...
Tags: Guns, Washington, White House, Washington Dc, Forum, Asa, Daniel, ATF, Martinsburg, NFA, Smithsonian Museum, Gun Rights News, American Suppressor Association, Congressional Sportsmen s Foundation, NFA Division, Martinsburg WV


Whicker: Danny Roman brings it back home in title fight against T.J. Doheny

Danny Roman has been a world champion for a year now. His life has changed. He says his identity hasn’t. “There are a lot more cousins I didn’t know I had,” Roman said, laughing alongside Eddie Gonzalez, his trainer and manager. He had just come down from a makeshift ring at Muscle Beach on Tuesday, having sparred against the wind for a few minutes as a DJ and a ring announcer sounded off. It’s all part of Matchroom Boxing’s promotion of Friday night’s fights. Roman hasn’t done this long enough ...
Tags: Japan, Australia, Boston, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Ireland, Forum, Kings, Boxing, Dropkick Murphys, Khan, Gennady Golovkin, Lakers, Bondi Beach


Snhetta completes LEED Gold-seeking crystal workshop for Swarovski

International architecture firm Snøhetta is breaking the mold for industrial architecture with its contemporary and light-filled production facility for Swarovski Manufaktur. Designed to meet LEED Gold standards, this “crystal workshop for the 21st century” offers a spacious environment conducive for collaboration between the departments of design, product development and production. Wrapped in glare-free glass, the building also features glazing throughout the interior to emphasize lightness a...
Tags: Design, Austria, Gallery, Innsbruck, Forum, Workspace, Energy Efficiency, Natural Light, Daylight, Swarovski, Leed Gold, Office Space, Wattens, Snohetta, LEED, Snøhetta


Montreal Canadiens 50-Goal Scorers

The Montreal Canadiens have six players who have made it into the celebrated 50-goal club. Prior to 1970, the elusive milestone was rarely reached. During the 1970s and 1980s, as seasons became longer, stick blades curved and offense increased, fifty-goal seasons became more frequent. By 1980, it had been reached 24 times in NHL history but 76 times in the 1980s alone. Scoring seemed to peak during the 1992-93 season when an unbelievable 14 players exceeded 50 goals. Guy Lafleur Maurice Richard...
Tags: Sport, Forum, Rangers, Jaguar, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, Richard, Ross, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers


Fasetto Downloads $6M for Connected Devices and Cloud Tools

Fasetto, a startup developing tech gadgets and software in Superior, WI, has pulled in $6 million in equity funding, according to a document filed this week with the SEC. There was one investor in the deal, the filing shows.Six-year-old Fasetto previously raised at least $13 million from investors, per SEC filings.Xconomy has e-mailed Fasetto officials for comment, and we’ll update this story if we learn anything.The startup’s products include a cloud-based file storage and sharing service; a p...
Tags: Google, Startups, Cloud, Internet Of Things, Storage, Microsoft, Crowdfunding, Connected Devices, Trends, Tech, Vc, Forum, Kickstarter, Wisconsin, Link, SEC