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Prince William, David Attenborough Launch ‘Earthshot’ Award | Entertainment News

By PAN PYLAS, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Prince William has joined forces with renowned British broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough to launch a new environmental award Thursday, the Earthshot Prize, which has grand ambitions to “incentivize change and help to repair our planet over the next 10 years.”

The prize takes its inspiration from the Moonshot challenge that President John F. Kennedy set for the U.S. in 1961 to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade.

William, who has been immersed in environmental issues all his life, said the same resources used to tackle the coronavirus pandemic should be devoted to saving the natural world.

“According to the experts, it really is the point of no return,” he told Sky News. “We have 10 years to fundamentally fix our planet.”

The plan envisions five prizes of 1 million pounds ($1.3 million) awarded each year

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Prince William, David Attenborough launch ‘Earthshot’ award

LONDON (AP) — Prince William has joined forces with renowned British broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough to launch a new environmental award Thursday, the Earthshot Prize, which has grand ambitions to “incentivize change and help to repair our planet over the next 10 years.”

The prize takes its inspiration from the Moonshot challenge that President John F. Kennedy set for the U.S. in 1961 to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade.

William, who has been immersed in environmental issues all his life, said the same resources used to tackle the coronavirus pandemic should be devoted to saving the natural world.

“According to the experts, it really is the point of no return,” he told Sky News. “We have 10 years to fundamentally fix our planet.”

The plan envisions five prizes of 1 million pounds ($1.3 million) awarded each year for the next 10 years,

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Caesars bets $3.7 bln on William Hill takeover [Video]

Caesars Entertainment looks to be placing a big bet.

The U.S. casino operator says it’s in talks to buy UK bookmaker William Hill, in a deal valued at 3.7 billion dollars.

In a joint statement Monday (September 28) the pair said negotiations were at an advanced stage.

The pair already have a joint venture in the U.S., including William Hill outlets in casinos.

Now the new deal would give Caesars full control of that, up from the 20% stake it has now.

But there could be a rival player.

William Hill says it has also received a bid from buyout group Apollo Global Management.

Shares in the UK firm soared Friday (September 25) on reports of that bid.

But then fell right back to previous levels on Monday, suggesting investors are uncertain what price a deal could attract.

Meanwhile, Caesars is getting its stake together.

It’s raising new equity, and

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