Mafia

Revolutionary Metaverse play-to-earn project driven by blockchain technology

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 4:46pm

LONDON, Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanilla Network is a part of the existing team behind Sin City, and has partnered with Vulcan Forged to help develop the game, using state of the art virtual reality technology. In addition to this, the platform will be built on Matic Network, a Vanilla Network partner, allowing high speed & low cost transactions. Existing assets from Vanilla Network, such as the head-to-head social betting game will be ported over to Sin City.

Key Points: 
  • Existing assets from Vanilla Network, such as the head-to-head social betting game will be ported over to Sin City.
  • Leveraging Vanilla Networks 2,000 + strong community and influencers who are avid gamblers and gamers, it's the perfect recipe for success.
  • Powered by Blockchain technology, the Metaverse will allow users to create, experience and monetize virtual reality content and applications within self-contained economies that not only mimic real-world interactions, but also have real-world applications.
  • Metaverse explorers will be able to build and commit various crimes to become the ultimate KingPin.

Revolutionary Metaverse play-to-earn project driven by blockchain technology

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 4:43pm

LONDON, Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanilla Network is a part of the existing team behind Sin City, and has partnered with Vulcan Forged to help develop the game, using state of the art virtual reality technology. In addition to this, the platform will be built on Matic Network, a Vanilla Network partner, allowing high speed & low cost transactions. Existing assets from Vanilla Network, such as the head-to-head social betting game will be ported over to Sin City.

Key Points: 
  • Existing assets from Vanilla Network, such as the head-to-head social betting game will be ported over to Sin City.
  • Leveraging Vanilla Networks 2,000 + strong community and influencers who are avid gamblers and gamers, it's the perfect recipe for success.
  • Powered by Blockchain technology, the Metaverse will allow users to create, experience and monetize virtual reality content and applications within self-contained economies that not only mimic real-world interactions, but also have real-world applications.
  • Metaverse explorers will be able to build and commit various crimes to become the ultimate KingPin.

AUTHOR TONY MANERA ANNOUNCES GOODREADS GIVEAWAY CONTEST FOR HIS NEW MYSTERY NOVEL 'VOICES IN THE WIND - A Matter of Honor'

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 1:00pm

Don Pasquale seeks fame and fortune through his inside track on a five-billion-euro project.

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  • Don Pasquale seeks fame and fortune through his inside track on a five-billion-euro project.
  • After rival Mafia boss Rizzo is assassinated, he expects smooth sailing, until he receives a mysterious warning from his boyhood friend Inspector Bellini.
  • From Kirkus Review: "Fast-paced story that wastes no time in building to its climax ... An efficient and intriguing, if sometimesbumpy, tale."
  • From BookLife Review: "A mafia story full of unexpected twists, betrayals, and local details that delivers a welcome change of pace."

Anyone, Anywhere: NBA® 2K22 Now Available Worldwide

Friday, September 10, 2021 - 3:00pm

Today, 2K is excited to announce that NBA 2K22 , the next iteration of the top-rated NBA video game simulation series of the past 20 years**, is now available on both current- and new-generation platforms worldwide.

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  • Today, 2K is excited to announce that NBA 2K22 , the next iteration of the top-rated NBA video game simulation series of the past 20 years**, is now available on both current- and new-generation platforms worldwide.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210910005066/en/
    2K is excited to announce that NBA 2K22, the next iteration of the top-rated NBA video game simulation series of the past 20 years**, is now available on both current- and new-generation platforms worldwide.
  • Global phenomenon and two-time NBA All-Star, Luka Doni, graces the NBA 2K22 Standard Edition and NBA 2K22 Cross-Gen Digital Bundle.
  • The NBA 2K22 NBA 75th Anniversary Edition is available for $99.99*** for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Tony Manera Launches His Mystery Novel 'Voices in the Wind - a Matter of Honor' on Oct. 1, 2021

Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 6:52pm

Don Pasquale seeks fame and fortune through his inside track on a five-billion-euro project.

Key Points: 
  • Don Pasquale seeks fame and fortune through his inside track on a five-billion-euro project.
  • After rival Mafia boss Rizzo is assassinated, Don Pasquale expects smooth sailing.
  • Still, he's concerned by a mysterious warning from his boyhood friend Inspector Bellini.
  • Yet, even when a mantle of snow covers its peak, there could be a devastating eruption."

Award-Winning Digital Creative Agency AvatarLabs Marks Twenty Years In Business with New Staff Appointments:

Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 3:00pm

With seventeen years of experience in digital media, Jessica joins the agency from Unfold, where she served as Director of Production.

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  • With seventeen years of experience in digital media, Jessica joins the agency from Unfold, where she served as Director of Production.
  • He has also guided the growth of AvatarLabs' web offerings including projects with MGA, Game Show Network and Stand Up To Cancer.
  • AvatarLabs is an award-winning, full-service digital agency founded in 2001 that leads in innovation, design and technology for Fortune 500 corporate brands and the world's top entertainment companies.
  • The agency prides itself with its diverse staff, sixty percent female, thirty percent BIPOC and sixty six percent women in leadership.

Darkness Falls. Rise Up! Marvel’s Midnight Suns Launches Worldwide in March 2022 from Firaxis Games

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 8:00pm

Marvels Midnight Suns is currently scheduled for launch in March 2022, and will be available on PlayStation5, PlayStation4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC via Steam and Epic Games Store.

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  • Marvels Midnight Suns is currently scheduled for launch in March 2022, and will be available on PlayStation5, PlayStation4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC via Steam and Epic Games Store.
  • Marvels Midnight Suns is currently scheduled for launch in March 2022, and will be available on PlayStation5, PlayStation4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC via Steam and Epic Games Store.
  • Were thrilled to team with Firaxis Games, who combine a history of building outstanding tactical games with an authentic love of Marvels supernatural side, said Bill Rosemann, Vice President of Creative at Marvel Games.
  • I grew up reading and loving Marvel comics, said Jake Solomon, Creative Director for Marvels Midnight Suns at Firaxis Games.

Europe must act as a single country against organised crime

Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 12:03am

Italy's national anti-mafia prosecutor Federico Cafiero De Raho has called on Europe to act as a single country against organised crime, with enhanced monitoring systems and immediate judicial responses.

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  • Italy's national anti-mafia prosecutor Federico Cafiero De Raho has called on Europe to act as a single country against organised crime, with enhanced monitoring systems and immediate judicial responses.
  • The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hosted an online conference on "The economic impact of organised crime and money laundering How does the COVID-19 crisis aggravate the problems?
  • ", to call for an alliance of all components of civil society and institutions against this social and economic scourge.

Federico Cafiero de Raho: the mafia takes advantage of the economic crisis

    • The guest of honour at the event, Italy's national anti-mafia prosecutor Federico Cafiero de Raho, explained how the phenomenon of mafias infiltrating the legal economy started in Italy back in the 1980s.
    • Organised crime infiltrates public procurement through a well-established system of consortia, involving entities with different identities but directed by the mafia.
    • During a pandemic, tourism and catering activities become easy prey: Mafias are prepared to offer their money to entrepreneurs who are most in difficulty.
    • By means of false invoicing or other false documentation, they infiltrate businesses that need support, blend in and help that business to resume and move forward.

Europe's responses

    • According to Mr Cafiero de Raho, the anti-money laundering system in Europe is very advanced, but not in all countries.
    • The prosecutor points the finger at countries that can be defined, including in Europe, as tax and regulatory havens.
    • In some of them, financial centres have been set up that act as fully-fledged off-shore countries, fostering the laundering and accumulation of illicit capital.
    • Mr Cafiero de Raho praised the coordinating role played by Europol and Eurojust as regards police and judicial cooperation.

Other contributions

    • The COVID-19 crisis provides an opportunity to combat dirty money from organised crime in all its forms.
    • However, what is lacking is the cooperation aspect between police and prosecutors, which would be absolutely indispensable, he added.
    • In Germany, there is a lack of data, research, of general awareness of the dangers, and of funding.
    • Ernesto Ugo Savona, Director of the Transcrime research centre at the Catholic University of Milan, identified three main challenges.
    • The second is the mass use of artificial intelligence and big data for the collection of real data.
    • Finally, monitoring the impact of organised crime, so-called crime proofing, taking into account the consequences of legislation.

What Can Business Leaders Learn From Biker Gangs, Drug Cartels & Mobsters?

Monday, January 11, 2021 - 2:00pm

For-profit, not-for-profit, lawful, and unlawful, all types of organizations must be relentless in highly competitive and constantly evolving environments.

Key Points: 
  • For-profit, not-for-profit, lawful, and unlawful, all types of organizations must be relentless in highly competitive and constantly evolving environments.
  • Violence and fraud aside, what can legal businesses and law-abiding leaders learn from observing these "mobsters" and their organizations?
  • Successful criminal enterprises construct their four pillars to create high-performance teams with a long-term focus, enduring corporate cultures, and strong brands.
  • In Relentless, we get a fascinating window into the murky world of organized crime from the Mafia to drug cartels and find that the same holds true.

Author’s Novel Brings Family History with Mafia to Life

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 12:00pm

After the tragic death of his eight-year-old daughter, he believed God had punished him for living a life of crime.

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  • After the tragic death of his eight-year-old daughter, he believed God had punished him for living a life of crime.
  • In the mafia, no one leaves alive, and the Consigliere to the Don is no different than anyone else.
  • Her perspective provides readers an insider's view of life within the mafia that has never been told before.
  • Ms. Masotto artfully weaves relatable elements of the human experience with the harsh reality of mafia life.