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About Sean
Experienced reporter, writer, broadcaster and photographer with bylines at The New Yorker, Harper's, Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, Outside, The Guardian, WIRED, The Atavist, Sports Illustrated and many more. A selection of my work is available to view at www.seanwilliamswrites.com

I also co-host a podcast about global organised crime called Underworld - www.underworldpod.com
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4 Colossal Growth Stocks You'll Regret Not Buying in the Wake of the Nasdaq Bear Market Dip

23 Dec 2023  |  CoinBlock.Asia
The article discusses four growth stocks—Alphabet, Alibaba, Fiverr International, and PayPal Holdings—that are considered strong investment opportunities following the Nasdaq bear market dip. Alphabet is highlighted for its dominance in internet search and cloud services, Alibaba for its leading position in China's e-commerce and cloud markets, Fiverr for its unique freelancer platform and high take rate, and PayPal for its growing transaction volume and user engagement. Despite recent market challenges, these companies are positioned for long-term growth, making them attractive buys.

The Rise and Fall of the Filipino Pool Craze

01 Oct 2023  |  www.vice.com
Dennis Orcollo's journey from a coastal village in Mindanao to becoming a renowned pool player in Manila highlights the rise and fall of pool's popularity in the Philippines. The sport, which saw a golden period in the late 1990s and early 2000s, was bolstered by televised events and government support. However, internal greed and managerial conflicts led to a decline in local tournaments and sponsorships. Despite the sport's deep cultural roots, the top players have moved abroad, leaving behind a fragmented system with limited opportunities for new talent.

How a Hungarian Mayor Saved His Small Town from Environmental Catastrophe

01 Oct 2023  |  www.vice.com
Toldi Tamás, the mayor of Devecser, Hungary, led the town through a catastrophic environmental disaster caused by a burst reservoir of toxic red sludge from an aluminum plant. The disaster killed ten people, injured 150, and left hundreds homeless. Tamás, who had just been elected, coordinated rescue efforts, managed the cleanup, and oversaw the construction of 87 new homes within eight months. Despite challenges and criticisms, his leadership and transparency have been praised, and significant improvements, including a geothermal bus station and a mulch-powered generator, were made to the town.

3 Dow Stocks That Are Screaming Buys in March

07 Mar 2023  |  www.fool.com
Despite recent market volatility, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has outperformed other indexes, and within it, three stocks are highlighted as strong buys in March: Johnson & Johnson, Verizon Communications, and Walgreens Boots Alliance. Johnson & Johnson is praised for its healthcare resilience and pharmaceutical focus, Verizon for its 5G potential and dividend yield, and Walgreens for its strategic initiatives and healthcare services expansion. All three companies are noted for their potential to deliver value to investors.

2 Semiconductor Stocks to Buy Hand Over Fist and 1 to Avoid Like the Plague

11 Apr 2022  |  www.fool.com
The article discusses the semiconductor industry's growth potential and highlights two stocks to buy and one to avoid. Broadcom is recommended for its strong performance and growth drivers, including the 5G wireless revolution and data center demand. Qorvo is highlighted for its value, strong ties with Apple, and growth potential in 5G and other segments. Conversely, nLIGHT is advised against due to slowing sales growth, higher shipping costs, and a significant decline in revenue from China.

5 Top Stocks for January

03 Jan 2022  |  www.fool.com
The article highlights five top stock picks for January, chosen by contributors from The Motley Fool. These include Pinterest, Quidel, Lemonade, Planet 13 Holdings, and Brookfield Renewable. Each stock is analyzed for its potential growth and current market position. Pinterest is seen as undervalued with strong monetization capabilities, Quidel is benefiting from high demand for COVID-19 tests, Lemonade is expanding rapidly despite current losses, Planet 13 Holdings is growing its cannabis retail business, and Brookfield Renewable is positioned well for long-term growth in the renewable energy sector.

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Tensions Are High in the Tiny Repressed Region of Transnistria

30 Mar 2014  |  www.vice.com
Transnistria, an unrecognized quasi-communist state between Moldova and Ukraine, is experiencing heightened tensions amid Russian military maneuvers in the region. With over 2,000 Russian troops stationed there, NATO's supreme allied commander in Europe, General Philip Breedlove, suggests Russia could quickly move into Transnistria. The local parliament has expressed a desire to join Russia, reflecting close ties since a 2006 referendum where 97 percent of voters supported joining Russia. Tiraspol, the capital, displays a Soviet-era atmosphere, with a struggling economy heavily reliant on Russian subsidies and plagued by smuggling activities. Moldova's Prime Minister Iurie Leanca expresses concerns over the region's future and the potential for instability. Despite the government's pro-Russian stance, not all locals are eager for Russian rule, with some preferring EU integration. The article concludes with a sense of inevitability regarding Russia's westward push, potentially affecting Transnistria in the future.

Four Mentally Disabled People Found Held in Basement

19 Oct 2011  |  www.nytimes.com
Four mentally disabled individuals were discovered in a basement in Northeast Philadelphia, having been held captive behind a steel door. The building owner, Turgut Gozleveli, found them malnourished along with several dogs and a man chained to a boiler. The captor, Linda Ann Weston, was charged with their kidnapping and is linked to 50 other identities found in her possession. The victims, identified as Herbert Knowles, Derwin McLemire, Tamara Breeden, and Edwin Sanabria, had been reported missing from various locations. Weston had a criminal history, including a murder conviction in 1984. The police are investigating the extent of the crimes, including potential theft of government benefits.
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