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Palladium challenge contest

The inside back cover of the 12th February edition of New Scientist magazine has a full page advertisement for the "Palladium challenge contest" which wants new and sustainable use cases that feature and increase the demand for palladium. The prizes are in US$ (up to 200,000) and the sponsor is Nornickel. An image shows a block of Palladium, 99,95, 2973.1g and "MADE IN RUSSIA".

It seems that the prizes are due to be awarded in September 16 this year at the IPMI Annual Platinum Dinner in New York City. I wonder if a change in venue is on the cards?

(The UEFA final has been withdrawn from St. Petersburg, Sebastien Vettel has said he won't go to the Russian Grand Prix, and there is even suggestions that the FIDE team chess championships should not take place in Russia* "War in Ukraine poses an immediate problem for Fide, the global chess body. The biennial 150-nation team Olympiad, which was postponed from 2020 due to Covid, is due to be staged in Moscow in July-August this year. The Fide president, Arkady Dvorkovich, used to be deputy prime minister of Russia under Dmitry Medvedev, and the Russian chess federation ias[sic] scheduled to send out formal invitations to participate as early as this weekend.")


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