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Michael Jordan builds his success in aXiomatic:

Michael Jordan builds his success in aXiomatic:

News
Basketball superstar Michael Jordan is the latest sporting legend to invest in esports, following in the footsteps of fellow NBA stars Rick Fox, and Shaquille O'Neal. Perhaps the greatest basketball player of all time is venturing into esports, becoming the latest investor in esports and video gaming company aXiomatic Gaming. Jordan is leading an investor round worth $26 million into aXiomtic Gaming, the parent company of professional esports franchise Team LiquidAnother investor was Declaration Capital, the family office of Carlyle Group billionaire co-founder David Rubinstein. Formed in 2015, aXiomatic Gaming acquired a controlling stake in Team Liquid the following year. Team Liquid was established in 2000 and is now worth $200 million according to a recent Forbes valu...
Congress nowhere close to a coronavirus deal as unemployment spikes

Congress nowhere close to a coronavirus deal as unemployment spikes

Politics
Senate Republicans have no plans to unveil an alternative to the massive relief bill passed by House Democrats. Americans hoping for the next round of coronavirus relief will probably be waiting for weeks — if not much longer Though House Democrats on Friday passed a sweeping, $3 trillion stimulus bill built around aid for local governments and a fresh batch of direct payments to the public, the Republican Senate majority has no immediate plans to produce an alternative. Instead, senators are expected to consider a handful of lifetime judicial appointments this week and then head home for the Memorial Day recess. There’s basically zero bipartisan talk among congressional leaders right now in Washington about what to do next. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch M...
Michelle Obama partners with MTV for national virtual prom

Michelle Obama partners with MTV for national virtual prom

Entertainment
Michelle Obama is helping to give students a prom.Obama's nonpartisan organization, When We All Vote, and MTV will host a virtual prom event for the class of 2020.The event, announced on Thursday, is meant to boost the spirits of the students whose proms and graduation ceremonies have been canceled due to Covid-19 as well as shine a light on registering and voting in the national election in November.MTV's Prom-athon is also being held in partnership with the 2020 Prom Challenge which Obama publicized in February by sharing her own prom photo.Michelle Obama✔@MichelleObama Throwing it back to my 1982 prom night and this pink satin, polka-dotted dress.Join the #PromChallenge with @WhenWeAllVote and @MTV and tell us what your school is doing to register students to vote. You could get a f...
Criminal group that hacked law firm threatens to release Trump documents

Criminal group that hacked law firm threatens to release Trump documents

Tech & Media
A known criminal enterprise released a large set of stolen files, at least some of which appeared legitimate. A cybercriminal gang that hacked a major entertainment law firm claims it will release information on President Donald Trump if it doesn’t receive $42 million in ransom. The group, a known criminal enterprise, didn’t offer any proof it had information compromising to Trump. It did, however, release a large set of stolen files from the law firm, Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks. NBC News reviewed some of the documents, and they appear legitimate. The law firm said that Trump is not a client and has never been. A spokesperson for the firm said it wasn't clear which of its clients have been compromised. The group uses ransomware — a type of malicious software — to break...
Byfuglien and other veteran NHL free agent defensemen with unclear futures

Byfuglien and other veteran NHL free agent defensemen with unclear futures

Sports
After covering forwards and goalies, let’s close things out with a look at fringe veteran NHL free agent defensemen. Before we start, note that this isn’t about top defensemen available. Alex Pietrangelo likely only stands on the fringe between a huge contract or just a very big contract. Also, the sheer glut of defensemen means a lot of borderline players will either be off this list, or merely mentioned in passing. A lot of stuff to consider with Buff Going to an earlier post, health questions limit Corey Crawford‘s earning potential. Those issues loom even larger for very large defenseman Dustin Byfuglien. After missing the 2019-20 season, it’s unclear how close Byfuglien can be to full-strength. Most of all, Byfuglien must decide if he even wants to come back. And at what ...