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Phoenix Fuel Masters chalk up win in PBA bubble debut

MATTHEW Wright led the Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters in their 116-98 victory over the Meralco Bolts in their PBA bubble debut on Monday. — PBA IMAGES

THE Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters won in their Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) “bubble” debut, beating the Meralco Bolts, 116-98, on Monday at the Angeles University Foundation Gym in Pampanga.

Banking on its steady play on both ends of the court throughout the match, the Fuel Masters went on to outlast the Bolts and be among the first winners in the PBA’s long-awaited return from a seven-month lull because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The start of the contest was marked by runs and counter-runs.

Sophomore Bong Quinto led the early charge of the Bolts, who sprinted to a 16-9 lead in the first six minutes of the opening quarter.

The Fuel Masters, on the lead of Matthew Wright, then went on an 8-0

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Corey Anderson set to make Bellator MMA debut vs. Melvin Manhoef in November

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Two months after making headlines for leaving his UFC contract with fights remaining in order to sign with Bellator MMA, light heavyweight Corey Anderson is set for his promotional debut. 

Anderson (13-5) will square off with hard-hitting veteran Melvin Manhoef (32-14-1, 2 NC) on Thursday, Nov. 5 in a featured 205-pound fight airing on CBS Sports Network. The card is expected to emanate from the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, where Bellator has made a home for domestic fights in 2020 during the pandemic. 

Bellator MMA president Scott Coker broke the news Tuesday during an appearance on CBS Sports HQ.

“We just signed a big free agent in Corey Anderson and he’s going to be fighting one of my favorite fighters of all-time, Melvin Manhoef,” Coker said. “It’s going to be a fun fight.”

The 31-year-old Anderson brought a four-fight win streak into his February bout against current

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Givenchy to Unveil New Designer Debut at Paris Fashion Week | Business News

By THOMAS ADAMSON, AP Fashion Writer

PARIS (AP) — Storied maison Givenchy is set to unveil new designer Matthew Williams’ debut collection Sunday, although the brand may have hoped such a big new beginning would have come under better days and not under the virus-hit Paris Fashion Week.

Like Milan before it, Paris is undertaking an unusual fashion season for Spring-Summer 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The nine-day calendar is flitting between 16 ready-to-wear runway collections with masked guests in seated rows, 20 in-person presentations and several dozen completely digital shows streamed online with promotional videos.

Here are some highlights:

The revamped house of the late, great couturier Elsa Schiaparelli has been on a creative rollercoaster since launching some years ago as couture, going through several creative directors in a short time, and now presenting ready-to-wear. The latest designer Daniel Roseberry has, on the whole, been given a warm

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Verizon Business to Debut Contact Center Hub

New Cloud Contact Center Service for Small and Medium Businesses

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Oct. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Verizon (NYSE: VZ) debuts Contact Center Hub, a new, cloud-based solution that will provide small and medium businesses (SMBs) with a simple to deploy option for building and running contact centers. Contact Center Hub enables a business to reach customers in new ways and expand its customer base with increased direct digital and voice communications, using a simple and seamless user experience that natively integrates with leading business applications.

Alex Doyle, Executive Director, Product Management at Verizon Business, stated, “In a world where businesses are often mobile-first and virtual, it’s essential to have a solution that is easy to set up and that enables work from anywhere. With Contact Center Hub, Verizon makes it easy for small businesses to provide paramount customer support experiences to their customers.”

This modern cloud

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Gonzalo Higuain to make Inter Miami debut vs. Philadelphia

Argentine forward Gonzalo Higuain is expected to make his highly anticipated Inter Miami debut on the road Sunday night against the Philadelphia Union.

The team announced Saturday afternoon that Higuain received his P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate and is available to travel and play in the game (7:30 p.m., MyTV33, Unimas).

Miami is coming off its worst loss of the season, 4-1 at home to the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday night, so the team is highly motivated. The addition of Higuain will be a huge boost.

Union coach Jim Curtin was preparing his team for Higuain just in case.

“We showed our players some older clips of him, his movement in the box, how he comes to life,” Curtin said by phone Friday. “He’s not a striker that needs two looks. He finishes everything that he touches.

“When you talk about Higuain, you don’t score goals at

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Secretive data-miner Palantir could fetch a $22 billion price-tag at its market debut next week, WSJ says

  • Palantir, the secretive technology firm, could fetch a $22 billion price-tag at its planned market debut on September 30, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
  • Palantir’s bankers have said the company could start trading at $10 a share, equating to a market valuation of about $22 billion.
  • The controversial company is choosing to bypass the traditional initial-public-offering route, and opt for a direct listing instead.
  • In the past year, Palantir’s stock in its private listing has trended higher.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Big-data company Palantir Technologies is expected to carry a $22 billion price-tag when it goes public by the end of September, WSJ reported.

The data-miner is avoiding a traditional IPO route and instead choosing to go public via a direct listing, the Journal reported.

According to WSJ, Palantir’s bankers have told investors that shares could start trading at $10 each, giving the

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Rookie Justin Herbert had no idea he was making his NFL debut until moments before kickoff and nearly beat the reigning champs

  • Chargers rookie quarterback Justin Herbert found out just moments before taking the field against the Chiefs that he would be making his first NFL start.
  • The Chargers had to change plans quickly after regular starter Tyrod Taylor had to go to the hospital while dealing with chest pain.
  • Herbert impressed in his debut, throwing for 311 yards and a touchdown and rushing for another score.
  • His one rookie mistake proved costly though, as he passed up an easy first down in favor of forcing a throw across his body that was picked off by the Kansas City defense.
  • While the Chargers would lose the game in overtime, Herbert still was pretty impressive for a kid making his first NFL start on a moment’s notice.

Rookie quarterback Justin Herbert was surprised to learn just moments before kickoff that he would be making his first NFL start on Sunday against Patrick Mahomes

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Color World Announces Debut of the Color World App After its Online Concert Becomes Part of Music History

NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Color Star Technology Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq CM: HHT) (the “Company”, “we” or “HHT”) officially broadcasted the Color World Online Concert to audiences around the globe via its official platform “Color World” at 9 pm Eastern Time on September 9th. The Color World Online Concert attracted over half a million viewers from mainland China and all over the world. Global Social media networks reached over 10 million hits.

More than ten international celebrities including Grammy-winning jazz guitarist Larry Carlton, “Pop Music Queen” Na Ying from mainland China, Hong Kong’s legendary singer George Lam, globally-renown pianist Wu Muye, R&B singer-songwriter Ashanti, among others, presented a music feast with remarkable international flavors. Combining showcase performances with proprietary tech tools, the event was equally memorable for moving vocals and masterful instrumentals as well as its sheer technological reach.

While the performers took center stage, investors saw yet

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Initial public offerings scheduled to debut next week

NEW YORK (AP) — The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include IPO ETF manager Renaissance Capital, and SEC filings.

Week of Sep. 14

AmWell – Boston, 35 million shares, priced $14-$16, managed by Morgan Stanley/Goldman Sachs. Proposed NYSE symbol AMWL. Business: Provides a telehealth platform for insurers and patients.

Asana – San Francisco, 30 million shares, priced at $28, managed by Morgan Stanley/JP Morgan. Proposed NYSE ASAN. Business: Provides enterprise task management and collaboration software.

Broadstone Net Lease – Rochester, N.Y., 33.5 million shares, priced $17-$19, managed by JP Morgan/Goldman Sachs. Proposed NYSE BNL. Business: Single-tenant commercial net lease REIT with 633 properties in the U.S.

Dyne Therapeutics – Waltham, Mass. 10.3 million shares, priced $16-$18, managed by JP Morgan/Jefferies. Proposed Nasdaq symbol DYN. Business: Preclinical biotech developing oligonucleotide therapies for rare muscular diseases.

Greenwich LifeSciences – 2.9 million shares, priced

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