Everyone can suffer cases of the dreaded “twisties”

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Biles was aptly described by one IB reader as “a phenomenal woman and athlete”. The 24-year-old from Columbus, Ohio, is the most decorated US women’s gymnast ever, with 32 World/Olympic medals. All eyes were on Biles at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as she was tipped for record-breaking success. According to NBC, the possible milestones on the champion’s docket included:

  • Tie the all-time gold medal record by a female athlete (9)
  • Tie or break the all-time gold medal record by a US woman in any sport (8)
  • Tie or break the record for individual golds in gymnastics
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Liberty Mutual vows to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

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Liberty Mutual Insurance has announced a commitment to reduce Scope 1 and 2 global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50% from 2019 levels by 2030.

To reach this goal, the insurer said it would continue to decrease its operational carbon footprint by taking actions to increase operational efficiencies and identifying renewable energy opportunities in its real estate portfolio.

“Today’s announcement illustrates our continued focus of advancing our sustainability strategy,” said Francis Hyatt, chief sustainability officer at Liberty Mutual. “We’re proud of this particular commitment, which aligns with recommended milestones set by credible ESG thought leaders. We recognise that there is

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Europeans want local autonomy of national digital currencies

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A majority of Europeans want their own governments to regulate cryptocurrency while a growing number would also support the creation of national digital currencies in order to assert some monetary independence from the European Union, a landmark poll for Euronews has found.

It also found that the majority of respondents in each country would rather their own government determine financial regulations, compared to roughly a quarter overall who favoured the EU to make these decisions.

The large-scale poll carried out exclusively by Redfield & Wilton Strategies is the most extensive of its kind conducted in Europe on the topic of

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Payments Canada launches new high-value payment system

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Payments Canada has launched Lynx, it’s new high-value payment system. Lynx is replacing the Large Value Transfer System (LVTS), which has served as Canada’s high-value payment system for over 20 years.

Payments Canada launches Lynx

Designated by the Bank of Canada as a systemically important payment system under the Payment Clearing and Settlement Act, Lynx will process large value, time-critical payments (i.e. wire payments) with real-time settlement finality and will provide enhanced cyber security and resiliency capabilities.

Lynx has been designed with flexibility to support future technologies, including interfaces and APIs.

“The payments ecosystem is rapidly evolving. Our

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