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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Former Metro Chief Washington Lands a New Role

 It’s a happy landing for Phil Washington, who departed as chief executive of Metro in May. Washington has been named the new CEO at Denver International Airport. The move marks a homecoming of sorts for Washington, who led Denver’s Regional Transportation District for six years before taking the reins at Metro in 2015. During his six years leading Metro, Washington guided an extensive expansion of rail service across Los Angeles County and oversaw nearly $20 billion in capital spending. He also broke ground as Metro’s first Black CEO.
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Still think of gamers as kids dressed in sweatpants and faded T-shirts munching on Flamin’ Hot Doritos? If so, it’s time to reconsider. Culver City-based 100 Thieves, an esports collective that’s also known for its trendy streetwear and other merch, has announced a collaboration with Italian stalwart Gucci. No word on what products will be offered, but the high-end fashion house and the esports brand plan to unveil the results of their effort this week.
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The NFT moment has reached the national pastime. The Los Angeles Dodgers last week conducted an auction for a nonfungible token version of their 2020 World Series Champion ring. The winning bidder was also due to collect a physical version of the ring inscribed with the NFT’s token ID. The team said the ring is “nearly identical” to the one handed out to players from last year’s championship club. It includes 222 round diamonds, 10 princess-cut diamonds, 45 custom-cut sapphires and eight round genuine sapphires.

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