Daily Archives: 06.04.2021

The Market Minute: Why Are So Many SPAC Targets EV Companies? 

Several weeks ago, I was chatting with Patrick Healey, founder and president of Caliber Financial Partners, about SPACs. He pointed out that many of the targets of special purpose acquisition companies, also called blank-check companies, were electric vehicle startups. Later on, while I was compiling a list of all the announced VC-backed SPAC targets, I realized he was absolutely right ...

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Cosmic Opportunities №26

Greetings to our fellow readers! Relevant news is already here, enjoy the reading. Joanna Boshouwers – 04’21 has left the “MDA”, she was Vice President, Satellite Systems. Pablo Grotto – 03’21 has left the “S4Agtech”, he was PM & Full Stack Developer. Took office as Senior Backend Developer in “Frávega”. James Topham – 03’21 has left the “UrtheCast Inc”, he ...

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Air France gets EU green light for €4bn aid

France will convert €3 billion of already granted state aid into hybrid instruments France will contribute up to €4 billion to a recapitalisation of Air France-KLM and more than double its 14.3% stake in the airline group under plans announced today with European Union approval. The French government will convert a €3 billion loan extended to the group last year ...

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‘Entirely Exciting’: Remembering STS-37, Thirty Years On

Jerry Ross peers inside Atlantis’ crew cabin, with the Gamma Ray Observatory (GRO) behind him, during the first EVA of STS-37. Photo Credit: NASA For a few hours in early April 1991, things could not get any worse for NASA. A year earlier, the first of its flagship “Great Observatories”—the $1.5 billion Hubble Space Telescope (HST)—had been launched into orbit, ...

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Don’t give your leftover Easter chocolate to dogs

A big portion of the world has just celebrated Easter. A beautiful spring holiday, especially important for the Christian world, is usually celebrated with a generous amount of chocolate. In fact, sometimes there is so much chocolate that children leave it unfinished (I know, unbelievable, right?). It is very important that leftover chocolate doesn’t reach dogs, but why? Chocolate is ...

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Abkhazia to Criminalize Crypto Mining and Extend ‘Temporary’ Ban

Source: Adobe/Bumble Dee The de facto South Caucasus state of Abkhazia’s crypto mining miseries continue to deepen, with the government set to criminalize mining – and extend a mining ban as power supplies continue to experience disruption. As previously reported, anarchic scenes have become commonplace as large-scale miners have been driven out of town by angry, lawless mobs, with power ...

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