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Is this man the puppet master of Ukraine’s new president or an overhyped bogeyman?

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It doesn’t actually matter if Ukrainian-Israeli billionaire Igor Kolomoisky is the real power behind Volodymyr Zelensky – the president elect has to get rid of the oligarch if he is to make a break with the country’s corrupt past. The plots, deceits and conflicts of interest in Ukrainian politics are so transparent and hyperbolic, that Read More

TED 2019: The start-ups launching in space

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Peter Beck is a space entrepreneur with a rocket and launch pad in New Zealand that has permission for flights “every 72 hours for the next 30 years”. The 25 satellites his firm Rocket Lab has launched include one from a US high school, which designed a spacecraft to measure the atmosphere of Jupiter. Mr Read More

‘First private icebreaker’: Russian billionaire’s superyacht to sail to Antarctic in 2021 (PHOTOS)

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One of the top 50 richest Russians, banker Oleg Tinkov, wants to present what he calls a first private icebreaker to the public next year, before the €100 million vessel sets sail to the Antarctic among other destinations. Founder and owner of Tinkoff Bank, worth $2.2 billion, is going to show off the SeaExplorer 77, Read More

‘Have you no shame?’ John McAfee pillories ‘fake’ bitcoin creator Craig Wright

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Cryptocurrency evangelist and outsider US presidential candidate John McAfee has waded into the online crypto-wars, ridiculing computer scientist Craig Wright for claiming to be the elusive Satoshi Nakamoto, creator of bitcoin. Wright publicly claims to be part of the original bitcoin development team, and the face behind the pseudonymous signatory of the bitcoin whitepaper, ‘Satoshi Read More

Boeing sees me as its ‘piggy bank’, Lion Air co-founder says

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PARIS (Reuters) – The co-founder of Indonesia’s Lion Air, one of two airlines that lost passengers and crew in recent crashes involving the 737 MAX, has lashed out at Boeing’s handling of the accidents as the potential business fallout from the jet’s grounding intensifies. FILE PHOTO: Founder of Lion Air Group, Rusdi Kirana, stands as Read More

Inside SoftBank’s push to rule the road

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(Reuters) – SoftBank Group Corp leader Masayoshi Son has much bigger ambitions for transportation than simply seeing his investment in Uber Technologies Inc turn into more than $13 billion when the company goes public next month. FILE PHOTO: A journalist raises her hand to ask a question to Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Read More

Cufflinks and the Caribbean: How Virgin Galactic kept space tourists’ interest and money

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) – Virgin Galactic’s goal to fly tourists into space as early as this summer is about 12 years later than initially promised by its founder, British billionaire Sir Richard Branson. Virgin Galactic’s carrier airplane WhiteKnightTwo carrying space tourism rocket plane SpaceShipTwo takes off from Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, Read More

Amazon’s Bezos challenges retail rivals to raise minimum wages

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(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos on Thursday challenged rival retailers to increase their minimum wages to $16 an hour. “Today I challenge our top retail competitors (you know who you are!) to match our employee benefits and our $15 minimum wage,” the billionaire entrepreneur said in a letter to shareholders. “Do it! Read More

New Canadian Renewable Energy Company Archer Cleantech Inc. Secures Contracts in Jamaica and American Samoa

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CALGARY, Alberta, April 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NetworkWire – The oil and gas capital of Canada is now a hub for the greening of the Caribbean and South Pacific. Two major projects have been awarded to Calgary-based Archer Cleantech Inc. (“Archer” or the “Company”), an international project generator in the green energy space Read More

LAGCOE announces LAGCOE Looey 2019 – Conelius Dupré II

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4/9/2019 Photo: Cornelius “Corny” Dupré II. LAFAYETTE — LAGCOE is proud to announce LAGCOE Looey 2019, Mr. Cornelius “Corny” Dupré II, chairman of Dupré Interests and Dupré Energy Services. LAGCOE Looey is an honorary position given to someone who has made great accomplishments in the oil and gas industry. LAGCOE Looey recipients have shaped the Read More