May 2, 2021


Gordonsville announces First Fridays event line-up | Business

According to Casati, mask wearing will be strongly encouraged but not mandatory.

“It’s a bit more relaxed now with the current restrictions and people being more confident with the vaccines out,” she said. “But we are still going to be pretty tight about all of it. We are trying to attract more traffic without it being too big.”

Casati said that finding bands to play at each event this year wasn’t as difficult as she expected.

“Because we started planning this at the beginning of the year, many bands had their schedules open,” she said. “They didn’t start getting booked

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Zuckerberg announces new ways for Instagram creators to make money

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday announced a slew of features Instagram is working on to help creators generate more revenue from their content.

This includes a marketplace that would help match brands with creators whose content fits the audiences that they are trying to reach.

Already, many social media creators get paid to post sponsored content, but the goal of this marketplace would be for Instagram to play a more involved role in helping brands discover emerging creators, said Adam Mosseri, head of the Facebook-owned image- and

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Biden Announces International Climate Finance Plan | National News

President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a new climate finance plan during his two-day summit that seeks to boost funding for developing countries.

“Today we are issuing America’s first ever international climate finance plan,” Biden said at his virtual climate change summit. “This plan represents our vision for financing the global climate response in a coordinated way. It lays out specific steps that federal agencies of the United States will take to increase both the quality and quantity of climate financing.”

Under the plan, the U.S. aims to double its climate financing to developing countries by 2024 relative to the

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Oasis Foundation announces implementation of Tidal DeFi insurance platform

The Oasis Foundation, an offshoot of Oasis Network developers Oasis Labs, announced in a blog post on Friday that decentralized finance (DeFi) insurance and coverage provider Tidal Finance will be implementing a version of their platform on the Oasis Network. 

The blog post noted that insurance will be important for users of the platform as Oasis scales its DeFi offerings, and that by working with Oasis’ “confidential smart contracts” Tidal will be able to deploy new claims methods, such as “anonymous, democratized voting” that preserves voters and user privacy.

The move mirrors similar ones being made in Ethereum’s DeFi ecosystem,

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CanadianSME Small Business Foundation announces the launch of UPS Small Business of the Day Campaign.

In collaboration with the Exclusive Title Sponsor, UPS, CanadianSME Small Business Foundation is promoting Small Businesses from across Canada on a daily basis on their social media platforms.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, April 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CanadianSME today announced a new campaign that is intended to help small business owners in every way possible in association with their corporate partner UPS.

It’s no surprise that small businesses are the ones that were most impacted by the pandemic. While the government has provided Canadian small businesses with resources and funding to help them during these challenging times, it’s still not enough

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World Insurance Associates Announces Leadership Expansion and New Rankings

TINTON FALLS, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–World Insurance Associates LLC (World), a Top 100 insurance brokerage, announced today the expansion of its leadership team to include a Chief Financial Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Placement Officer, Deputy General Counsel, Head of Employee Benefits, and a Senior Vice President and Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions. World’s growth strategy includes building a world-class team to deliver on its value proposition of bringing a quality product portfolio combined with an outstanding experience to its partners and clients.

World appointed Brian Fitzgerald, CPA, as Chief Financial Officer. He will oversee all financial and accounting

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