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Orange Comet and AMC Networks Expand Exclusive NFT Partnership to Further Elevate The Walking Dead Franchise and Bring The Immortal Universe of Anne Rice into the Metaverse

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Orange Comet, Inc., a premium Web3 entertainment  company, and AMC Networks, the home of the global powerhouse series The Walking Dead, today announced an expansion of their exclusive partnership with the launch of NFTs and virtual environments for AMC's next big franchise, The Immortal Universe of Anne Rice. This exclusive new Metaverse will kick off alongside AMC's Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire, set to premiere Sun., Oct. 2 at 10/9c on AMC and AMC+, and follow with Anne Rice's The Mayfair Witches early next year.

Key Points: 
  • The Walking Dead's Last Episodes premiere Sun., Oct. 2 at 9/8c on AMC and AMC+.
  • NFTs for both The Walking Dead Universe and The Immortal Universe of Anne Rice will be featured on OpenSea in a custom Orange Comet marketplace.
  • Like The Walking Dead NFT Collection's ongoing expansion, the iconic Immortal Universe of Anne Rice will come to life in a cinematic Metaverse environment, offering fans and Web3 collectors a next generational collect-to-earn experience.
  • Orange Comet is a premium Web3 entertainment company focused on producing high quality and disruptive NFT digital collectibles and Metaverse experiences.

AMC Networks Partners With DreadXP and Developer DarkStone Digital to Produce Video Game Based on Shudder’s Hit Television Series Creepshow

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

In collaboration with AMC and Creepshow production company Cartel Entertainment, DreadXPs game will bring the hit series to an interactive format in 2024 across multiple platforms, featuring the twisted talents of several renowned independent video game developers.

Key Points: 
  • In collaboration with AMC and Creepshow production company Cartel Entertainment, DreadXPs game will bring the hit series to an interactive format in 2024 across multiple platforms, featuring the twisted talents of several renowned independent video game developers.
  • The Mortuary Assistant developer Brian Clarke (DarkStone Digital) will act as Creepshows creative director.
  • The Creepshow brand continues to spread its monstrous wings, said series showrunner Greg Nicotero.
  • Several independent developers popular in the horror development scene are contributing to Creepshow, including DarkStone Digital (The Mortuary Assistant).

Infotech Joins buildingSMART USA to Support Open Data Standards for Civil Infrastructure

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Infotech , a leader in infrastructure construction software solutions, announced today that the company joined buildingSMART USA to support the advancement of digital project delivery and open data standards for civil infrastructure.

Key Points: 
  • Infotech , a leader in infrastructure construction software solutions, announced today that the company joined buildingSMART USA to support the advancement of digital project delivery and open data standards for civil infrastructure.
  • As a member, Infotech will contribute to the development and use of open data standards as well as the adoption of digital transformation in the infrastructure construction industry.
  • buildingSMART USA (bS-USA) is the United States chapter focused on proactively facilitating the active use and dissemination of open data standards for civil infrastructure.
  • Shifting to open data standards moves our industry away from being locked into proprietary data standards that do not support a full adoption of digital project delivery.

AMC Networks Names Known Global Media Agency of Record

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --Integrated creative, strategy and media agency Known has been named global media agency of record for AMC Networks, a global content company whose portfolio includes the television networks AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, WE tv, and SundanceTV, as well as fast-growing targeted streaming services AMC+, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, Shudder, Sundance Now, and HIDIVE.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --Integrated creative, strategy and media agency Known has been named global media agency of record for AMC Networks, a global content company whose portfolio includes the television networks AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, WE tv, and SundanceTV, as well as fast-growing targeted streaming services AMC+, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, Shudder, Sundance Now, and HIDIVE.
  • Working closely with AMC Networks' President of Marketing, Len Fogge, and his team, Known will serve as agency of record for full funnel media strategy, planning and buying across all media channels.
  • In 2021, Campaign US named Known 'Best Creative Team,' while Digiday named Known 'Most Innovative Media Agency,' citing that Known "upended the agency industry by showing their clients what best-in-class service looked like."
  • AMC Networks (Nasdaq: AMCX) is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically acclaimed content.

Intact Financial Corporation donates $150,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help with relief efforts following Hurricane Fiona

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Monday, September 26, 2022

TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2022 /CNW/ - Intact Financial Corporation (TSX: IFC), and its affiliated brands including belairdirect, Intact Insurance, Johnson Insurance and Anthony Insurance, is announcing support for the communities affected by hurricane Fiona in theAtlanticprovinces and eastern Qubec with a $150,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2022 /CNW/ - Intact Financial Corporation (TSX: IFC), and its affiliated brands including belairdirect, Intact Insurance, Johnson Insurance and Anthony Insurance, is announcing support for the communities affected by hurricane Fiona in theAtlanticprovinces and eastern Qubec with a $150,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross.
  • We have also reached out to governments to offer our help and update them on our approach so far," said Louis Gagnon, Chief Executive Officer, Intact Financial Corporation's Canadian operations.
  • The Intact Foundation will also match employee donations through its employee matching gift program to any Canadian Registered Charity providing relief efforts.
  • In Canada, Intact distributes insurance under the Intact Insurance brand through a wide network of brokers, including its wholly-owned subsidiary BrokerLink, and directly to consumers through belairdirect.

Horizon Capital Attracts $125m at First Closing of its $250m target Ukraine-focused Fund to Back Visionary Entrepreneurs Leading High-Growth Tech and Export-Oriented Companies

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Monday, September 26, 2022

Horizon Capital-managed funds have invested in over 160 companies employing more than 77,000 people in the Region.

Key Points: 
  • Horizon Capital-managed funds have invested in over 160 companies employing more than 77,000 people in the Region.
  • With the launch of HCGF IV, Horizon Capital has achieved a record high first closing, reaching 50% of its $250 million target, and the highest first close result in the firm's history.
  • Horizon Capital has stood with Ukraine since 2006, stands with Ukraine today and in the future.
  • Horizon Capital is a value-added investor, backing visionary entrepreneurs leading transformational businesses in Ukraine and the near region.

Horizon Capital Attracts $125m at First Closing of its $250m target Ukraine-focused Fund to Back Visionary Entrepreneurs Leading High-Growth Tech and Export-Oriented Companies

Retrieved on: 
Monday, September 26, 2022

Horizon Capital-managed funds have invested in over 160 companies employing more than 77,000 people in the Region.

Key Points: 
  • Horizon Capital-managed funds have invested in over 160 companies employing more than 77,000 people in the Region.
  • With the launch of HCGF IV, Horizon Capital has achieved a record high first closing, reaching 50% of its $250 million target, and the highest first close result in the firm's history.
  • Horizon Capital has stood with Ukraine since 2006, stands with Ukraine today and in the future.
  • Horizon Capital is a value-added investor, backing visionary entrepreneurs leading transformational businesses in Ukraine and the near region.

‘We Need New Form of Money’ Sopnendu Mohanty, Monetary Authority of Singapore at Global Fintech Fest 2022

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Speaking at Global Fintech Fest (GFF) 2022, at a fireside chat with Smita Aggarwal, Global Investments Advisor of Flourish Ventures, Mr. Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore, said, In the new architecture of Web 3.0, asset transfers are not only done traditionally, therefore we need a new form of money that transacts on a distributed ledger.

Key Points: 
  • Speaking at Global Fintech Fest (GFF) 2022, at a fireside chat with Smita Aggarwal, Global Investments Advisor of Flourish Ventures, Mr. Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore, said, In the new architecture of Web 3.0, asset transfers are not only done traditionally, therefore we need a new form of money that transacts on a distributed ledger.
  • It was held between September 20 and 22, 2022 at the Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai.
  • We have successfully connected the UPI equivalent network of Singapore known as PayNow, with Thailands PromPay, to facilitate seamless cross-border transfers.
  • The retail CBDC can be extremely efficient and cost-effective and can even avert the need of a UPI rail for money transfers.

Investopia Launches its New Economies Talks in SALT New York Forum

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Global investors and business leaders discussed emerging investment opportunities in new economic sectors in the Middle East during a session organized by Investopia, the global investment platform, on 13 September during SALT New York 2022.

Key Points: 
  • Global investors and business leaders discussed emerging investment opportunities in new economic sectors in the Middle East during a session organized by Investopia, the global investment platform, on 13 September during SALT New York 2022.
  • Mr. Mohamed Naser Al Zaabi, CEO of Investopia, said: Investopia hosted a global talk in New York, after the talks it hosted in Mumbai, New Delhi, Rabat, and Geneva.
  • Investopia aims to drive global investments in new economic sectors, hence its session during SALT is very important as it engages with a diverse spectrum of global investors and policy makers looking for opportunities in new economies.
  • Noor Sweid, Managing Partner of Global Ventures, said: I am thrilled to be participating at SALT this year, alongside Investopia, and sharing thoughts on the Middle East's burgeoning start-up ecosystem.

HKIoD Organises Directors' Conference 2022 - "From Resilience to Sustainability"

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

HONG KONG, Sept 22, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - The Hong Kong Institute of Directors ("HKIoD") hosted Directors' Conference 2022 yesterday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Key Points: 
  • HONG KONG, Sept 22, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - The Hong Kong Institute of Directors ("HKIoD") hosted Directors' Conference 2022 yesterday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
  • Directors' Conference 2022 held physically and online with 430 attendees in all.
  • In his closing speech, Mr Christopher Hui, GBS, JP, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury thanked the HKIoD for organizing this meaningful conference.
  • We should learn the true meaning of resilience and gain skills in implementing sustainability initiatives and engaging stakeholders in developing sustainable business practices in such VUCA times."