Canada – Canadians continue to welcome Afghan refugees in their communities 

The Government of Canada is working hard to resettle at least 40,000 Afghan nationals as quickly and safely as possible. Over the past week, 335 government-assisted and privately sponsored Afghan refugees arrived in Canada on 10 commercial flights. They are destined for communities all across Canada, including Calgary, Winnipeg and Sherbrooke. To date, a total of 7,885 Afghan nationals have arrived in Canada.

February 18, 2022—Ottawa – The Government of Canada is working hard to resettle at least 40,000 Afghan nationals as quickly and safely as possible. Over the past week, 335 government-assisted and privately sponsored Afghan refugees arrived in Canada on 10 commercial flights. They are destined for communities all across Canada, including Calgary, Winnipeg and Sherbrooke. To date, a total of 7,885 Afghan nationals have arrived in Canada.

Arrivals include refugees approved through the special immigration program for Afghans who assisted the Government of Canada, privately sponsored refugees, and refugees referred by the United States, Front Line Defenders and the United Nations Refugee Agency.

Canadians have played an active role in welcoming Afghan refugees in their communities. Since August 2021, Canadians have given more than $1 million; have donated over 200,000 goods, including children’s toys, clothing, and personal care products; and have opened their homes with more than 5,000 offers of temporary accommodations. The Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS), a Resettlement Assistance Program service provider (RAP SPO) in Calgary, is coordinating volunteers and donations on behalf of all 34 RAP SPOs across Canada that are welcoming Afghan refugees into their communities.

Examples of the many charitable gestures include:

The Afghan Network for Social Services, a Toronto non-profit organization, donated 62 children’s gift baskets and 200 articles of children’s clothing to Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services.
The people of Newfoundland and Labrador responded to news of Afghan arrivals with generous donations of clothing, household items and gift cards to the Association for New Canadians. With the help of corporate donations, the total value of donations has grown to over $100,000 to date.

 The resettlement of Afghan refugees is a whole-of-country initiative. Individuals and businesses looking to get involved through volunteering, donating, sponsoring or supporting the wider resettlement efforts can learn more about how Canadians can help. 

Photos of previous arrivals are available in Dropbox for use by media. You can also monitor Canada’s progress on welcoming Afghan refugees to Canada.

“It has been heartwarming to watch communities welcome Afghan refugees. Over the past several months, Canadians across the country have stepped up to provide a warm welcome to some of the world’s most vulnerable, and their generosity through donations and volunteering continues to be truly remarkable.”

– The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

“For 40 years, CCIS has been honoured to play a role in Canada’s commitment to helping over one million refugees and watch them become contributing members of their communities and proud Canadians. As someone who came to this country as a refugee, I can understand the gratitude and appreciation that many Afghans and other refugees are feeling toward the generosity and kindness of Canadians.”


– Fariborz Birjandian, Chief Executive Officer, Calgary Catholic Immigration Society

Aidan Strickland

Press Secretary

Minister’s Office

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Aidan.Strickland@cic.gc.ca

Welcome to the Melloverse: Party Hard with Marsha, MARSHINOBI, and More in Fortnite

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You may have started the party with the Marshmello Outfit, but keep it going by stepping into the Melloverse: bring down the house with the Marsha and MARSHINOBI Outfits plus party favors fit for each! Also, vote for the not-yet-released Marshmello track you want as a future Lobby Track. 💿

Welcome to the Melloverse

From the Welcome to the Melloverse Set, available in the Item Shop starting February 1, 2022, at 7 PM ET, party hard as Marsha and suit up as Mello melee master MARSHINOBI. If you’re the type to turn things up a notch, switch to the Marsha Outfit’s Toasted Style in the Locker. The Melloverse accessories that match Marsha? Keep the party glowing with the Mella Back Bling (sold with the Outfit) and the Mello Glo Pickaxe.


Sold with the MARSHINOBI Outfit is the Shockwave Blades Back Bling, from which you can unsheathe the included The Shockwave Blade Pickaxe!

Maximum Bounce Emote

It wouldn’t be the Melloverse without music and dancing. With music by Marshmello and dance moves by josh3thousand, break out the Maximum Bounce Emote.

Vote for a Future Marshmello Lobby Track!

The Melloverse will expand. Vote for which unreleased Marshmello track you want as a future Lobby Track! Voting’s already open – head to vote.marshmellomusic.com to choose between two songs from his upcoming album Joytime IV.


And don’t worry: Marshmello was sent an invite to the party. The Marshmello Outfit — as well as more items from the classic Marshmello Set — will be back in the Shop starting February 1 at 7 PM ET! Form a Marshmello-y team with Marshmello, Marsha, and MARSHINOBI.


Want to see the new Outfits in action before they’re in the Shop? Tune into Marshmello playing Fortnite with the Outfits equipped live on the Amazon Music channel on Twitch starting February 1 at 3 PM ET. Keep an eye on Marshmello’s social channels for who he’ll be playing with!

Welcome to the KID A MNESIA EXHIBITION

If you’ve listened to every Radiohead album, single, live show, or demo; if you’ve seen every video, blip, or webcast; if you’ve spent hours scrolling through the Radiohead Public Library’s artwork, lyrics, dead-air, and Minotaurs, you still aren’t prepared for KID A MNESIA EXHIBITION. I have. I wasn’t.

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I’m one of those Radiohead fans. The type who knows the lyrics to their songs before they’re officially released, but even I was surprised by the dark, playful exploration of the exhibition. It’s a collection of rooms, corridors, and spaces inspired by and filled with music and art from the recent KID A MNESIA release. That includes re-releases of Kid A and Amnesia, albums from over two decades ago, joined by Kid Amnesiae, “a memory palace of half-remembered, half-forgotten sessions & unreleased material.”

This is a strange place. You stumble through a sketched out forest towards a red door. Inside, welcoming you, is a corridor of flickering, smearing walls. Up close, those walls are made of RGB pixels. All around you, Everything In Its Right Place seems to endlessly remix itself. Throughout the exhibition, Radiohead’s music will rebuild itself around you.

I have a mental map of every note, every breath on Kid A and Amnesia, but I still got lost in the weird, Ballardian space of the exhibition’s halls. Art sits in frames, but it’s also scratched into walls, or brought to life as towering panoramas. At one point, I was abducted by three songs and left to float amidst crumbling artworks until the final chord. And then…

No, wait. That’s enough from me. There are surprises at every turn that you should experience without a guide. Explore the KID A MNESIA EXHIBITION yourself. Take it slow. You’re here. This is happening.

KID A MNESIA EXHIBITION is out now for free on Epic Games Store.

Welcome to Binamon: A Gaming Universe of NFT Digital Monsters on BSC

Buenos Aires, Argentina, 13 June 2021, ZEXPRWIRE, Binamon is an NFT and blockchain-backed gaming metaverse where users can enjoy collecting digital monsters and have fun in battle royales using them. Contrary to collectable card games’ norm of leveraging the Ethereum blockchain, Binamons live on the Binance Smart Chain. 

The platform has several admirable gaming modes, ranging from collecting Binamons, Battle rounds and Multiplayer. Moreover, users can stake their NFT Binamons to earn mouth-watering returns. Gaming on blockchain technology with NFTs has never been more fun and easier than it is with Binamon.

The Binamon universe has its native token, the $BMON BEP-20 token. Minting $BMON generates the BEP 721 NFT Binamons that gamers can battle with via smart contracts dubbed Booster. 

A Metaverse of Digital Monsters 

Living on the Binance Smart Chain, NFT Binamons are digital monsters that come in different characters, including Attack, Element, Class and Hompower. Each Binamon character harbours its power and resiliency within the game. Additionally, the characteristics determine both the intrinsic and market value of a digital monster.

Binamon the game uses Epic Games’ AI graphics technology, Unreal Engine. A die-hard gamer that acknowledges the engine is quite familiar with titles like Fortnite, The Last of US Ⅱ, Call of Duty Black Ops Ⅲ, Street Fighter V and Final Fantasy Ⅶ(The Remake).

The Binamon mobile app will offer gamers a digital wallet to hold their $BMON tokens. The wallet facilitates a P2P marketplace for investors who prefer to trade their tokens across the metaverse. You can also use the mobile app to monitor the number of tokens you own, not leaving behind $BMON transactions.

Battle with NFT Binamons and Earn $BMON 

As mentioned earlier, these NFTs are acquired via minting the $BMON token. The process brings forth 3 Binamons that are distinct in both powers and features. Probability calculations are the determinant factor to separate the features of the Binamons after the minting process is done.

You can wage your $BMON tokens to battle other users in a winner takes all battle mode. A dismal percentage of the tokens will be burned during matches while smart contracts oversee matches. If you are worried that you cannot punch above your weight class, do not panic; matches are set up with Binamons of the same class. 

Binamon Tokenomics

Since the platform works on the BSC, below is the breakdown of how its tokens are distributed;

  • Token Ticker- $BMON
  • Total $BMON supply- 300 Million
  • The initial number of $BMON in circulation- 150 Million
  • Initial Market Capitalization- 7500 BNB
  • Total Market Cap(Diluted)- 15000 BNB
  • Seed Round Participation totals- 1500 BNB
  • Presale Participation totals- 2500 BNB

The sales round dates and numbers are as follows;

  • During the seed round, the token’s price stood at 0.0000283 BNB. It took place on June 12th at 18:00 UTC.
  • The presale round is set to go down on June 14th at 15:00 UTC, with the token’s price valued at 0.00003846 BNB.

Binamon plans to use the funds reaped from the sales in the following manner,

  • 20% on development
  • 20% for marketing purposes
  • 20% for expenses incurred during operations
  • 40% on the liquidity pool

Token Allocation

Of the total supply of $BMON tokens

  • 20% will fund the staking pool
  • 17% is set aside for the seed round
  • 10% will oversee the development of the Binamon ecosystem
  • 11% will serve the liquidity pool
  • 10% serves the marketing needs for Binamon
  • 22% goes to the Private sale
  • 5% will account for advisors 
  • Last but not least, the Binamon team takes up 5%

All the tokens utilized through the Booster Smart Contracts, 0.1% used in gaming battle modes and 10% of those collected in tournaments, will be burned. 90% of the tokens collected in tournaments are up for grabs for the winners. 

Additionally, the game will occasionally hold a lottery where gamers who participate can walk away with special upgrades for their Binamons. Some of the tokens taken up during the lotteries will be burned as well.

About Binamon.org

Based in Argentina, Binamon LTD is a gaming platform that uses blockchain technology leveraging the Binance Smart Chain. It focuses on digital monsters that become alive on the BSC as NFT.

The blockchain-gaming x NFT platform is giving away a grand prize of NFT Binamons worth $1M for the early worms on its project. To find out how to participate, visit gleam.io/zr4yJ/binamon-usd-1000000-on-nft.

For more info on acquiring physical Binamon NFT digital monsters and the platform’s well-planned roadmap, click here.

Follow the Binamon community on Telegram at https://t.me/binamonchannel and Twitter at https://twitter.com/binamonok.

Welcome to Digible: A crypto Project Combining Two Worlds

NJ, USA, 20th April 2021, Digible – presents itself as a taste of the best of two worlds combined; rare physical collectible cards and NFTs. The platform also allows users to stake $DIGI and receive a share of what the platform generates. 

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are unique digital assets designed to represent ownership of a specific collectible, such as a piece of art or sports trading cards, using blockchain technology. 

Let us explore Digible, the world’s first NFT marketplace that is backed by physical rare collectible cards!

Digible Marketplace

The primary use of Digible is to provide a market for users wishing to purchase, sell, or exchange physical cards that have a reliable value. The marketplace is divided into two; the marketplace for collecting physical rare collectible cards and another for artists to sell or auction their NFTs.

Digible enables its users to purchase physical cards without physical access. There is also an NFT version for every physical card that is supported essentially by the physical asset. The marketplace excludes physical cards, and anyone can use this secure platform to buy/sell or to auction their desired NFTs for a range of NFTs.

Currently, DIGI is not yet Live and will be made accessible to the public during the presale scheduled for April 22 at 15:00 UTC. Note that the total DIGI token supply will be capped at 100M. Liquidity providers will earn rewards of up to 10M while 15M will be locked in the Digible liquidity pools. Marketing and the team are each allocated 10M.

The Auction Feature on Digible

The market auction feature requires a minimum of 3000 $DIGI tokens to be held by users. Suppose you want to sell your physical card or NFT through an auction; for any sale or auction held on the marketplaces, Digible has a 10% transaction fee. The staking pool will automatically receive 5% of the total fees, while the remaining 5% will cover all expenses and fund the project’s development. 

Digible users can sell their physical cards via auction. If it is an NFT, the digital card will be locked on the platform for the auction duration, and smart contracts will handle the transactions.

The physical collectible card can be sent to your address where you can hold on to them or auction them for a profit; however, the DigiSafe feature is available to hold it for you and then give you control over the collectible via DigiTrack.

Other Unique Services Offered on Digible 

Apart from buying or selling collectibles, Digible offers more unique features; DigiDuel, DigiSafe, and DigiGrade.

DigiDuel

DigiDuel is the place to battle for any NFT you want in your wallets. To do this, place your NFT and $DIGI tokens as a bet and choose the color you want.

The winner receives the loser NFT and the $DIGI amount put as a bet until the winning color is disclosed. Digible will charge a 1% fee from the total bets, with 0.7% going to the staking pools and 0.3% getting burned.

DigiSafe and DigiGrade

DigiSafe is where your precious physical card is kept if you choose to store it on Digible. You will receive a digital card version in the form of an NFT that can be used to monitor the physical card at any given moment. 

To do this, log in with your wallet that your NFT is stored on and access your physical collection online! Once you sell your physical card, your NFT will get burned to eliminate any duplicate issues.

The Digible platform also introduces the DigiGrade, a service that inspects all physical cards on the platform to foster user trust. Before sending the cards to the online marketplace, the Digible protocol sends them for formal grading via the Public Securities Association (PSA). 

Well well… 

According to a Nonfungible report, NFT’s total value quadrupled last year to $250 million, with overall NFT sales volumes exceeding $220 million in the past month alone.

The data gives insight into what we can expect of the Digible platform after its services fully go live. Please be on the lookout for the presale of the DIGI token that is going live on April 22, 15:00 UTC!