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  • Online sports betting and gaming company Super Group to go public via merger with SPAC Sports Entertainment Acquisition

    SGHC Ltd., or Super Group, the holding company for online sports betting and gaming businesses, said Monday it has agreed to go public via a merger with special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, Sports Entertainment Acquisition Corp. . The deal will help Super Group expand into the U.S. online sports betting and gaming market, the company said in a statement. The holding company is parent to Betway, an online sports betting brand, and Spin, an online casino offering. The group has licenses...
  • OnlyFans thrived during lockdown as bored people sought online entertainment

    The London-based company told the Financial Times that for the year to November, transactions increased seven-fold to £1.7 billion, or $2.4 billion. Revenue, meanwhile, shot up 553 percent to around $390.4 million while pre-tax profits were roughly $73.6 million.

  • Caster Semenya: ‘They’re killing sport. People want extraordinary performances’

    South African Olympic champion on her ECHR appeal, her 5,000m ambitions and campaigning for athletes like her in the future Caster Semenya should be angry, but she isn’t. As the clock ticks down towards the Tokyo Olympics, the South African should, like her rivals, be training for the push to land a third consecutive gold medal. Instead, the 30-year-old, who has fought a wave of prejudice and stigma throughout her life, is forlornly waiting on news from the European court of human rights (ECHR),...

    the Guardian
  • D.C. Mayor Bowser Won't Commit to Allowing Dancing for Masked, Vaccinated People

    On Wednesday’s “CNN Newsroom,” Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) defended the city’s ban on dancing receptions at weddings and wouldn’t commit to allowing people to dance at weddings even if they were wearing masks and fully vaccinated. Bowser said

  • 'Stop hurting us': Transgender people denounce Caitlyn Jenner's sports remarks

    Jenner changed her position on trans people competing in sports in what some are calling an effort to pander to Republican voters.

    NBC News
  • Republicans want Black people to disappear. Sports leagues can help stop them

    I know from personal experience that protest has its costs. But by banding together we can stop those who would subvert democracy Athletes, politicians and even corporate America have been speaking out about the recent Republican-led legislation in Georgia that seems to target Black citizens by making it harder for them to vote. But for all the sabre-rattling, finger-wagging and stern letter-writing, it was Major League Baseball who actually took direct action on 2 April by moving their All-Star...

    the Guardian
  • If Corporations Are People, Tax Them Like People

    As if by magic, corporations were rendered human by the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United and 2014 Hobby Lobby decisions. They may now exercise free speech rights through unlimited political spending and enjoy freedom of religion by denying employee health care coverage for birth control pills, diaphragms, and IUDs. As Mitt Romney famously chided a heckler at the 2011 Iowa State Fair, “Corporations are people, my friend.” But not even today’s new, improved Romney would ever suggest that...

    The New Republic