‘The Rock’ buys part of bankrupt XFL pro football league

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will buy the assets of the bankrupt professional football league XFL as part of a group bid with his business partner Dany Garcia and Gerry Cardinale’s RedBird Capital Partners.

The group is paying $15 million for substantially all of the assets of Alpha Entertainment LLC, the parent company of the XFL, according to a statement Monday.

Johnson and Garcia were looking at buying the XFL at the same time as Cardinale, with the two groups then deciding to join together to complete the purchase, Garcia said in an interview Monday morning. Garcia and Johnson were previously married.

“We were simultaneously all examining the property deeply,” said Garcia, who was a big fan of the XFL in its 2020 season and called Johnson when she saw the opportunity to buy it. “We were two groups who could see the magic of this league.”

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Webinar Series: eCommerce done right

With businesses all over the world rushing to start selling online, eCommerce is more important than ever. In our recent GoDaddy Pro webinar series, WooCommerce 101, we partnered with Gareth Allison and Jonathan Wold from WooCommerce to give a basic introduction to setting up eCommerce websites. Now we’re following up with more tips to help you continue to streamline your web design and development business and create successful online stores for your clients.

In our Bricks to Clicks series, we’re going to talk about the different hosting solutions for websites you build as well as some considerations for WooCommerce stores.

Bricks to Clicks – Webinar Series Schedule

8/6/2020How to choose the right hosting plan for your business

8/13/202010 key opportunities for WooCommerce stores: Part 1

8/20/202010 key opportunities for WooCommerce stores: Par2

How to stay in touch

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Indian basmati rice and tea exporters to Iran facing uncertainty

Indian basmati rice exporters said they are not entering into new contract with Iranian importers so as to avoid any payment-related problems. Meanwhile, tea traders said export to Iran may stop within a month if the payment issue is not resolved. This would impact the trade in orthodox teas as Iran is India’s biggest buyer in this category.

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Meet Candace Valenzuela, who could become the first Afro-Latina in Congress

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Last month, Candace Valenzuela won her Democratic primary runoff for Texas’s 24th district. And the potential impact of that victory goes beyond her Dallas-Forth Worth area constituents: If she wins the general election in November, Valenzuela will become the first Afro-Latina in Congress.

It’s a milestone that could be achieved twice over this year. Ritchie Torres, the Democratic candidate from New York’s 15th district, who’s all but certain to head to Congress in the fall, would be the first Afro-Latino to serve in the institution upon his swearing in.

Torres brought attention the significance of his likely election with an op-ed that exposed some outdated rules within Congress. Torres wrote that, based on current restrictions, he would not be allowed to join both the Congressional Black Caucus … Read the rest

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