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Source: Reuters

Ford and IBM among quartet in Congo cobalt blockchain project

Today 13:35 GMT

Carmaker Ford (F.N), technology giant IBM (IBM.N), South Korean cathode maker LG Chem (051910.KS) and China’s Huayou Cobalt (603799.SS) have joined forces in the first blockchain project to monitor cobalt supplies from Democratic Republic of Congo.

For the pilot project, which should be completed around the middle of the year, cobalt from Huayou’s industrial mine will be placed in secure bags, entered into a blockchain and traced from the mine and smelter to LG Chem’s cathode and battery plant in South Korea and then on to a Ford plant in the United States.

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Source: Common Domain

A Complete Guide to Buying the Essential Women’s Pea Coat

Tuesday 08:04 GMT

Following suit, Mary Tyler Moore donned a black pea coat in the opening sequence of her groundbreaking eponymous 1970s sitcom which demurely pushed a feminist message.

Jacket, $3,250, 212-980-7961. Max Mara is a master of the modern coat, and this snappy pea from its Weekend line evokes midwinter sunshine. Jacket, $775, Bloomingdale’s, 212-705-2000. Merging the collar flap (and longer sleeve) of a trench with traditional pea elements, this Sacai coat reads cool-Japanese.

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Source: Global News

Facebook call for birthday cards for WWII U.S. veteran draws 50,000 cards

Monday 15:25 GMT

When Sue Morse requested on Facebook that friends send her father well-wishes for his Dec. 30 birthday, she expected maybe 160 cards.

Ottawa agrees to pay $100M settlement for disabled veterans clawback case. At 96, World War II veteran and Purple Heart medal recipient Duane Sherman has survived most of his friends. As of Jan. 9, Sherman received more than 50,000 letters at his home in Fullerton, California, the Orange County Register reported Friday.

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Source: Fox News

Lion Air flight's cockpit voice recorder recovered by Indonesia Navy divers: 'This is good news'

Tuesday 09:54 GMT

The “black box” cockpit voice recorder from the Lion Air jet that nosedived into the Java Sea killing some 198 people in October was discovered by Indonesian Navy divers, officials revealed Monday.

Lt. Col. Agung Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia navy’s western fleet, said the divers using high-tech equipment to uncover the voice recorder beneath 26 feet of seabed mud. The bright orange device was transported to a port in Jakarta, where it was handed over to the National Transportation Safety Committee, which is overseeing the accident investigation.

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