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Celsius withdraws motion to hire CFO back at $92,000 a month

Celsius on Thursday was sued by former investment manager Jason Stone, as pressure continues to mount on the firm amid a crash in cryptocurrency prices. Stone has alleged, among other things, that Celsius CEO Alex Mashinsky (above) was "able to enrich himself considerably."Piaras Ó Mídheach | Sportsfile for Web Summit | Getty ImagesEmbattled lending platform Celsius has withdrawn its motion to bring back ex-CFO Rod Bolger at $92,000 a month, prorated over a period of at least six weeks, according to a court document filed in the Southern District of New York on Friday. The notice of withdrawal came just ahead of a hearing scheduled for Monday to review it.While Bolger worked full-time with the company as CFO, the original motion shows that he had a base salary of $750,000 and a perf...
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Revealed: Met police strip-searched 650 children in two-year period | metropolitan police

the children's commissioner for England has denounced the Metropolitan police's record on child protection after new data revealed that 650 children were strip-searched over a two-year period and the majority were found to be innocent of the suspicions against them.Dame Rachel de Souza said she was not convinced that the force was “consistently considering children's welfare and wellbeing” after police data showed that in almost a quarter of cases (23%) an appropriate adult was not present during the search, despite this being a requirement under statutory guidance.She was also concerned by ethnic disproportionality after the data showed that of children aged 10 to 17 who were strip-searched between 2018 and 2020, almost three out of five (58%) were black, as described by the officer. ...
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A third of UK parents cutting back on children’s pocket money | UK cost of living crisis

Children's piggy banks are paying a high price for the cost of living crisis after almost a third of parents cut back on pocket money during the last year.The average amount that is going into the pockets of under-16s each week has dropped by 23% to £4.99 this year from £6.48 in 2021, according to research from the lender Halifax – the lowest amount since 2001.The UK has the highest inflation among G7 countries, with it reaching a 40-year high of 9.4% in June in response to soaring food and energy costs.Last week the Bank of England said it expected inflation to rise to 13% by October. It warned of a recession lasting longer than a year, as it raised interest rates for a sixth consecutive time last week to tame inflation.pocketmoneyTwo-fifths of parents are still giving pocket money to...
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Potential curb on Australian LNG exports is another blow to Asia-Pacific gas markets

The Asia-Pacific gas market has suffered another blow after major natural gas producer Australia signaled it could potentially cut down liquified natural gas exports as the region battles tight gas supplies, high prices and competition from gas-short European buyers.Australia is looking to trim its overseas sales in favor of domestic consumption ahead of a projected shortfall in local supplies next yearAs energy protectionism takes hold globally, last week, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission called on Canberra to protect domestic gas supplies and curb LNG — cooled natural gas — exports after projecting the east coast of the country could face a shortfall of 56 petajoules of gas next year.For months, the Asia-Pacific region has faced competition for fuel from European buy...
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‘People began to hit the ground’: Witnesses react to seeing friends, strangers shot in OTR

CINCINNATI — All nine victims are out of the hospital after a shooting in Over-The-Rhine overnight.Cincinnati police said eight males and one female ranging in age between 23 and 47 were either taken to the hospital by EMS or self-transported after shots were fired near the intersection of Main and Woodward streets at around 1:30 a.m. Sunday.Eugene Fairbanks was nearby when the shooting happened, saying the night went from fun to chaotic when a fight broke out."Everybody was here having a nice time, you know, laughing, talking, then all of a sudden two young ladies get into a fight and that's how everything jumped off," Fairbanks said. "It was one shot like five times and then after that, it was like six more shots." OTR shooting Cincinnati: Security footage shows moments g...
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New hope for children at risk of New Zealand’s most iniquitous disease | new zealand

NAthanial Harland was four years old when his daycare teachers noticed the usually playful boy was lethargic and alone in a corner. That day a doctor listened to the child's chest and told his family of him to take Nathaniel straight to hospital – he had a heart murmur.Further testing showed his heart had been damaged from an earlier, undiagnosed bout of rheumatic fever, a serious but entirely preventable disease that has been all but wiped out in most developed countries but which is still present in New Zealand and Australia.“That was a huge shock… it was a huge change in our life… I was at the hospital 24/7 with Nathanial and my husband took on the role of full-time carer at home,” said Natasha Harland, his mother.Nathanial, now 12, has to undergo regular, painful injections and has...
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9 busy people share best hacks for making the most of vacation time

Americans are notorious for not taking a break. The average US worker took less than 12 days of vacation in 2021 — six fewer than the global average — according to Expedia's latest Vacation Deprivation study of 14,500 working adults across 16 countries. Yet an overwhelming majority of workers say taking vacations makes them feel more patient and motivated when they're back on the job.With the summer travel season underway, CNBC Make It spoke with executives, VPs and senior leaders with impossibly busy schedules about how they hack their PTO, from scheduling it in advance, to logging off the grid, to what they include (and don't include) in their out-of-office messages.Here's how to maximize your PTO like a corporate VIP.Plan your vacations in JanuaryTurns out, returning to work after t...
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How GPT-3 has written the script for a love movie between cockroaches and AI

The "blank page syndrome" of screenwriters has its days numbered. If you need inspiration, you just have to turn to artificial intelligence. In Walden XII, a country of fantasy with Chinese reminiscences, a cockroach has fallen in love with the artificial intelligence that controls its behavior. The drama begins when the AI, disguised as a movie star, commits a crime: steal the sacred power stone, shaped like a Mexican burrito. Love is stronger than crime, and that's why the cockroach ignores the crime... and starts mining bitcoins to get money to save his beloved AI.It is a surreal story, at times absurd, but it has concepts that generate interest. It has been written by the artificial intelligence GPT-3developed by open AI, the company founded by Elon Musk, although...
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Laura Muir erases eight years of hurt but England’s women disqualified in relay | Commonwealth Games 2022

With one devastating and prolonged kick, Laura Muir erased eight years of lingering heartache and finally got her hands on a 1500m Commonwealth Games gold medal. The look on the 29-year-old's face told you the wait, and the pain, was all worthwhile.On a night when England's 4x400m women were controversially disqualified for stepping out of their lane after appearing to win gold by 0.01sec over Canada on the final event of track competition, it was Muir who stole the show with another run of sublime quality and class.“This means a lot,” Muir said, as her mind slipped back to when she was the young poster girl of the Edinburgh Games in 2014, only to be devastatingly tripped coming into the home straight when in contention and to fall away to 11th.“I would have told my younger self: 'You ...