Digital Downloads Merchant Gembyte Gearing Up in Asia

TALLINN, Estonia, Sept. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Estonian digital downloads merchant Gembyte is announcing that it will start accepting customers from the wider Asian market, including Japan. The company will first begin accepting customers in selected jurisdictions, while further expansion is expected to continue in 2023. Whilst expanding its global offering, the company … Read more

Qatar Museums announces collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

DUBAI: This week, performers from the British dance company Candoco took to the stage at The Arts Center of NYU Abu Dhabi with the support of luxury French jewelry brand Van Cleef & Arpels. Featuring both abled and disabled dancers, the performances for the UAE premiers of “Set and Reset/Reset” and “Last Shelter,” choreographed by … Read more

US, Iran to speak at UN; Zelensky to appear from Ukraine

NEW DELHI: Movies are set to return to the big screens in Kashmir Valley after more than two decades, as a top Indian government inaugurated on Tuesday a multi-screen cinema hall in Srinagar, which he said represented a “new dawn” for the volatile region. Srinagar, the largest city in the disputed Muslim-majority region, had over … Read more

Bittor up! Record spending on California gambling question

LOS ANGELES — The campaign that could bring legalized sports betting to California is the most expensive ballot-initiative fight in US history at about $400 million and counting, pitting wealthy Native American tribes against online gambling companies and less-affluent tribes over what’s expected to be a multibillion- dollar marketplace. A torrent of advertising has buffeted … Read more

2 sports execs launch firm to invest up to $50M in early-stage firms

Newcastle United’s Alexander Isak in action with Crystal Palace’s Cheick Doucoure. Lee Smith | Reuters Two longtime sports executives are launching an investment firm they say will back startups capitalizing on the growing opportunities at the intersection of sports, media and entertainment. Velocity Capital Management said Tuesday it will invest up to $50 million in … Read more

Review: Dick Ebersol recalls his outsized TV role in memoir

“From Saturday Night to Sunday Night: My Forty Years of Laughter, Tears and Touchdowns in TV,” by Dick Ebersol (Simon & Schuster) Anyone who’s followed the TV industry since broadcasts went color will know the name Dick Ebersol. And while those insiders and diehards are the most likely audience of this memoir, it’s a fun … Read more

Review: A war story, ‘Mosquito Bowl’ defines courage, duty

“The Mosquito Bowl: A Game of Life and Death in World War II,” by Buzz Bissinger (Harper) US Marines training for the invasion of the Japanese island of Okinawa didn’t know they would face the bloodiest fighting in the Pacific theater of World War II. The nearly three-month battle in summer 1945 would cost the … Read more

Award-Winning Restaurant Designer Morris Nathanson Dies at 95

Sunday, September 18, 2022 GoLocalProv New Team View Larger + Morris Nathanson, born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1927, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 17th, at the age of 95. Mr. Nathanson grew up in Pawtucket, and at the age of 17, enlisted in the Navy, where he served in the Pacific Theater as … Read more

Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II is a huge security challenge

LONDON — The funeral of the only monarch most Britons have known involves the biggest security operation London has ever seen. Mayor Sadiq Khan says Monday’s state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II is an “unprecedented” security challenge, with hundreds of thousands of people packing central London and a funeral guest list of 500 emperors, kings, … Read more

NJ casino, online, sports betting revenue up 10% in August

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — New Jersey’s casinos, horse tracks that offer sports betting and the online partners of both types of gambling outlets won $470.6 million from gamblers in August, up more than 10% from a year earlier, according to figures released Friday by state gambling regulators. The amount of money won from in-person gamblers … Read more