Day: May 23, 2022

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BlackRock pulls out of developed market equities

By Stephen Culp NEW YORK (Reuters) – BlackRock Investment Institute on Monday downgraded the rating for developed market (DM) stocks to “neutral” from “overweight”, citing the U.S. Federal Reserve’s potentially overzealous efforts to rein in inflation and signs economic slowdown in China. Regarding the rise of Fed rhetoric “promising to lower inflation at all costs”, […]

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Couple jailed for killing Uber driver in ‘savage and sustained’ attack

Connor McPartland and Martin Treacy killed an Uber driver after he asked them to stop eating in the back of his cab (SWNS) Two ‘drunk thugs’ who kicked an Uber driver to death after he asked them to stop eating in his taxi have been jailed. Connor McPartland, 20, and Martin Treacy, 18, repeatedly punched […]

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Why a Startup Says Mushroom Meat is the Next Wave of Protein Alternatives

A new startup is looking to disrupt the plant-based meat market. Meati, founded in 2019, creates a meat alternative made from mushroom root, a superfood protein similar to the root structure of mushrooms. “We believe we are the third and final wave of alternative proteins,” said Tyler Huggins, co-founder and CEO of Meati. The executive, […]

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Crash site of small plane that disappeared from radar in April has been discovered in Lake Superior Provincial Park

The wreckage of a small plane that went missing last month in northern Ontario with two men on board has been located in Lake Superior Provincial Park. The Ontario Provincial Police said in a news release that one of its helicopters, along with a civilian helicopter, were conducting a follow-up search for the missing Piper […]

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Who serves the best donuts around Lexington? Vote now in our installment.

After some fun focused on Lexington’s favorite small bookstore or independent bookstorewe’re bringing back the local business parenthesis contest, and this time we’re giving you a real treat – donuts. We’ve put together a list of 16 donut shops in and around Lexington, as well as bakeries that sell fried pastries, and hope you’ll help […]

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UK pensions regulator says pension schemes must not ignore climate change

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s pension schemes should not ignore climate change, a senior executive at the Pensions Regulator said on Monday, after a senior HSBC banker downplayed the financial risks of climate change last week. “We believe that any system that ignores climate change ignores a major risk to retirement savings and misses out on […]

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Canada’s first rare earth mine begins shipping concentrate from the Northwest Territories

Canada has begun supplying the world with minerals essential to a greener economy with the country’s first rare earth mine producing concentrated ore. “Canada and its allies are gaining independence from China’s rare earths supply chain,” said David Connelly of Cheetah Resources, owner of the Nechalacho mine southwest of Yellowknife. Rare earths are a series […]

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War in Ukraine pushes total number of displaced to over 100 million: UN

The number of people forced to flee conflict, violence, human rights abuses and persecution has passed the 100 million mark for the first time on record, propelled by the war in Ukraine and other deadly conflicts, the UN refugee agency said on Monday. “One hundred million is a striking number – sobering and alarming at […]

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Hydro Ottawa says current outages are far worse than ice storm and tornadoes

Hydro Ottawa says the damage from Saturday’s storm is “simply beyond comprehension” as it is bringing in reinforcements to help with repairs. More than 200,000 people in the area are still without power and Hydro Ottawa says no part of the city has been spared. “This event is far worse than the 1998 ice storm […]

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Woman and teenage girl arrested for attempting to abduct 2-year-old child

The alleged kidnapping attempt took place at Redcar Racecourse on Sunday afternoon (Getty Images) A 21-year-old woman and a teenage girl are in custody after they were arrested for allegedly trying to abduct a toddler during a garage sale. The child’s mother told police two people approached the toddler, who was walking with a relative, […]

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