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Attempted assassination in Haiti, verdict of Elizabeth Holmes, public domain of Winnie the Pooh

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Welcome to Tuesday, where the Haitian Prime Minister reveals an assassination attempt, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is convicted of fraud and Winnie the Pooh is up for grabs. We also turn to French on a daily basis The echoes to see what happens when the world of fine wine and champagne collides with the NFT market.

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• COVID update: Like China Continues Zero COVID Policy, Yuzhou City of 1.2 Million Locked In After Three Asymptomatic Coronavirus Cases; while Xi’an, a city of 13 million in confinement for nearly two weeks, 95 new cases were recorded on Tuesday. India has reported the highest number of COVID-19 infections since early September, bringing the total number of infections to 34.9 million. During this time, FranceThe lower house of parliament has suspended debate on a controversial bill aimed at requiring people to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to go to restaurants or movies, or take the train.

• The Haitian Prime Minister survived an assassination attempt: Armed men tried in vain to assassinate the Haitian Prime Minister, Ariel henri, at an event held on Saturday to commemorate the independence of the Caribbean country, Henry’s office said in a statement on Monday.

• struggling tech icon Elizabeth Holmes convicted: The former CEO and founder of the startup Theranos, which failed in the field of blood tests, Elizabeth Holmes, was convicted on four counts of investor fraud after a landmark multi-month trial in California. She denies the charges, each carrying a maximum sentence of 20 years.

• Israel lifts restrictions on same-sex surrogacy: Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz announced that Israel had lifted restrictions banning same-sex couples and single men from become parents through surrogacy in the country, upholding a Supreme Court ruling to end the ban.

• Hong Kong Chow Hang-tung jailed for unauthorized vigil in Tiananmen: Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Chow Hang-tung was sentenced to 15 months in prison in a second conviction for incitement to commemorate the deadly crackdown on Tiananmen Square in 1989.

• Brazilian Jair Bolsonaro hospitalized for intestinal obstruction: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was hospitalized with bowel obstruction after falling ill on vacation and may need to have surgery in the latest stabbing complication in 2018.

• Winnie the Pooh enters the public domain: One of the most valuable media franchises in the world, which has amassed over $ 80 billion in revenues over the years, Winnie the Pooh is now in the public domain. This means that AA Milne characters can now be used by anyone, including companies and brands, without having to obtain authorization or make payment to Disney.


“The fear of the minority”, titlees Luxembourgish daily Luxembourg must, reporting that in the small western European country of about 634,000 people, 110,000 people have so far refused to be vaccinated against COVID-19, in part for fear of potential side effects.


Apple became the world’s first publicly traded company achieve a market capitalization of $ 3 trillion, when shares of the US tech giant briefly rose 3% to a new all-time high of $ 182.88. Since the iPhone’s release in 2007, Apple’s stock price has risen approximately 5,800%.


Blockchain outlet, champagne and fine wines arrive on the NFT market

In just a few months, NFTs, the digital equivalent of collectibles, generated more than $ 10 billion. Now, luxury champagne and wine brands are entering the world of digital assets. But as investors and wineries clink glasses in the future, will the concept burst or fizzle out? Béatrice Brasseur asks the French daily The echoes.

🍾 In October, Dom Pérignon demonstrated its perpetual creative effervescence by launching limited edition boxes of its 2010 vintage and its 2006 rosé, which were “designed” in collaboration with the megastar Lady Gaga. The 100 bottles and their digital versions were offered for sale in a 100% virtual space. In search of new fans and keen to “create rarity in rarity”, the champagne brand has thus become the very first in its sector to launch into NFTs, the digital answer to collectibles.

💎 Rarity, exclusivity, desirability, traceability: NFTs are obviously of interest to the luxury industry. Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Karl Lagerfeld and Givenchy are already exploring their potential with limited edition pieces, often created in collaboration with artists. All this can be transposed into the world of great champagnes, wines and spirits, objects of desire and collection. Glenfiddich has listed a rare 1973 single malt for $ 18,000 and other limited edition NFTs on BlockBar, a platform that offers NFTs directly from alcohol brands.

💸 “Tomorrow, sales can be delivered both physically and temporally,” specifies Guillaume Jourdan, brand strategy consultant at Vitabella Luxury for large wine companies. “That’s the ultra-positive side of the NFT, beyond the cool message sent to the younger generation.” Obviously, the winners of this new virtual economy will be the strongest and most desirable brands that have the means and the talent to afford what is needed. Technology.

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Israel has registered its first case of individual infected with both the seasonal virus flu and coronavirus at the same time, prompting some on social networks to create the portmanteau word “Flurona. “

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