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Drake, Other Celebrities Back Financial Firm’s Efforts To Offset Their Carbon Footprints

Grammy-winning rapper Drake is the latest among a group of celebrities — including actors Robert Downey Jr., Leonardo DiCaprio and Orlando Bloom — teaming up with California-based Aspiration to find ways to reduce the large carbon footprint that comes with being an international superstar. The environmentally friendly financial services company will audit Drake’s schedule, events

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Controversial Sirius Building Sale Funds 330 Social Houses In Australian State

SYDNEY — As Sydney’s iconic Sirius building is transformed from social housing into multi-million dollar apartments, the New South Wales government has revealed where money from the sale of the harborside icon is going. The building, at the edge of Sydney Harbor, was sold to private developers in 2019 for AU$150 million ($111.3 million) in the

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How We Survived And Thrived In Pandemic: Kenyan Small Business Owners

NAIROBI, Kenya — For Sheldon Angaiya, an events organizer and master of ceremonies in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, the effects of the pandemic on his businesses were not just devastating but also depressing. When Kenya went into prolonged lockdown beginning March 2020 to curb the spread of Covid-19, most of his events were either canceled or postponed, leaving him

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Frost & Sullivan Awards Indian Conversational AI Company Uniphore 

CHENNAI, India — India’s Uniphore, an AI startup that deals with enterprises’ customer service calls, won the Frost & Sullivan Global Technology Innovation Leadership Award in Conversational Automation for 2021. Frost & Sullivan, a research and consulting firm, said the award was for Uniphore’s innovative approach towards customer needs in the development and support it provides in its

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