Greg Walcher: Forests burn, bureaucracy fiddles – let's act now to save these national treasures

California’s Dixie Fire now third largest in state history Senior correspondent Claudia Cowan has the latest form Auburn, California on ‘Special Report’ The French historian François-René de Chateaubriand wrote that forests precede civilizations, and deserts follow them.   Looking out this summer at smoke that covered half the country, and mudslides that buried major highways… Continue reading Greg Walcher: Forests burn, bureaucracy fiddles – let's act now to save these national treasures

With CBD on ‘life support’, businesses declare 2021 a write-off

For our free coronavirus pandemic coverage, learn more here. Businesses and landlords in Melbourne’s CBD are giving up on a recovery in 2021, concentrating instead on surviving into next year when they hope the pattern of repeated lockdowns will end. The commercial real estate industry says the latest lockdown has left the city on “life… Continue reading With CBD on ‘life support’, businesses declare 2021 a write-off

1970s-inspired cocktail bar built wins Shed Of The Year

It’s not your grandfather’s shed! 1970s-inspired cocktail bar built by social media influencer beats off stiff competition from a bra-fitting boutique and a fairytale castle to be named Shed Of The Year Creme de Menthe, a mint green entry by Danielle Zarb-Cousin, beat more than 300 entries to take top prize Danielle, 29, transformed a… Continue reading 1970s-inspired cocktail bar built wins Shed Of The Year

Bitcoin crashes below $30K, but on-chain data suggests accumulation is brewing

Despite Bitcoin (BTC) crashing below $30,000 for the first time in one month, on-chain metrics suggest whales may be steadily accumulating BTC. According to Glassnode’s Monday “The Week On-Chain” report, the Bitcoin reserves of centralized exchanges have continued to evaporate despite the recently sustained bearish momentum, with an average of 36,000 Bitcoin (worth roughly $1… Continue reading Bitcoin crashes below $30K, but on-chain data suggests accumulation is brewing

Bitcoin sees second-longest bull market drawdown with BTC price ‘stuck’ at $30K

It’s now three months since the last Bitcoin (BTC) all-time high, but one measure suggests that holders may be waiting even longer for the next. In a series of tweets on July 17, analytics service Ecoinometrics revealed that this year’s descent from all-time highs is the second-longest in Bitcoin bull market history. $30,000 may stay… Continue reading Bitcoin sees second-longest bull market drawdown with BTC price ‘stuck’ at $30K

Analysis – Electric bus maker BYD shows China complications in Biden climate push

(Reuters) – A California electric bus factory just north of Los Angeles looks like a vision of President Joe Biden’s battery-powered, American-manufactured, climate-friendly future.Buses are shown being built at the BYD electric bus factory in Lancaster, California, U.S., July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Mike BlakeSome 500 unionized workers assemble battery packs, weld frames and install seats, steering… Continue reading Analysis – Electric bus maker BYD shows China complications in Biden climate push

Will A Large Spike In Bullish Sentiment Translate To A Bitcoin Rally?

With such a large spike in bitcoin sentiment recently, a bitcoin rally could be underway. Bitcoin has been fluctuating between $30k and $40k for a while now with no real significant movement either up or down. This has come in light of the market crash experienced over a month ago. The asset lost about 50… Continue reading Will A Large Spike In Bullish Sentiment Translate To A Bitcoin Rally?

Elon Musk Riles Up Dogecoin Bulls After Coinbase Listing: Why The Meme Coin Could Go Sky High Or Hit Rock Bottom From Here

As of publication, the meme cryptocurrency Dogecoin, is the best performing cryptocurrency, out of the top ten, within the last 24 hours. Doge has successfully corrected losses following last week’s bear market, bringing weekly gains to 10%, and daily gains to as high as 22%. DOGE hits Coinbase Pro, surges in response The reason behind… Continue reading Elon Musk Riles Up Dogecoin Bulls After Coinbase Listing: Why The Meme Coin Could Go Sky High Or Hit Rock Bottom From Here

Dubplate Trade: A Market To Buy Exclusive Music NFTs

The music industry is well-known for being dominated by a few giant corporations that ensure artists receive as little as possible while they take most of the profit. The industry has a few high-profile artists earning millions, and millions of artists earning next to nothing. The problem is so widespread that many have come forward… Continue reading Dubplate Trade: A Market To Buy Exclusive Music NFTs

Loveland developer plans to buy, restore historic Elks Lodge – The Denver Post

Loveland developer Howard Perko — who has made his mark upgrading and restoring historic buildings — plans to reinvigorate the more than century-old Elks Lodge in downtown Loveland. “It was really a vibrant part of the community,” said Perko, who with his wife Diana, plans to buy the building on the corner of Fourth Street… Continue reading Loveland developer plans to buy, restore historic Elks Lodge – The Denver Post

It’s the Media’s ‘Mean-Too’ Moment. Stop Yelling and Go to Human Resources.

In public radio, there is either an epidemic of bullying or an epidemic of whining, depending on whom you ask. By Ben Smith For 20 years, the WNYC radio show “On The Media” has been the sort of place where the hosts’ on-air repartee makes it a fun listen, while their off-air screaming matches send… Continue reading It’s the Media’s ‘Mean-Too’ Moment. Stop Yelling and Go to Human Resources.

Cut & Thrust: National MP Shane Reti’s Budget dynamite flop, and who said the F word?

OPINION: It was the day before the Budget, and National’s Shane Reti turned up with the stick of dynamite that would expose Labour’s dastardly plan: or at least, he thought he did. Reti had obtained a letter from Health Minister Andrew Little to Finance Minister Grant Robertson with suggestions for saving money in the health… Continue reading Cut & Thrust: National MP Shane Reti’s Budget dynamite flop, and who said the F word?

Bitcoin whale MicroStrategy buys additional 271 BTC

MicroStrategy, a Virginia-based business intelligence firm, has added another 271 Bitcoin (BTC) to its strategic reserves, underscoring CEO Michael Saylor’s growing conviction in the digital asset.  The purchases were made through May 13 for an average price of $55,387, Saylor disclosed on Thursday. MicroStrategy now has 91,850 BTC on its books for an average purchase… Continue reading Bitcoin whale MicroStrategy buys additional 271 BTC

Racial equity is important, but it doesn’t trump the right to excel

Pursuing equity for historically disadvantaged groups should not come at the cost of denying others the right to achieve. Yet in practice the drive for equity is having a leveling effect – not just giving everyone an equal chance but punishing those who excel. This sends a bad message, especially for the potential high achievers… Continue reading Racial equity is important, but it doesn’t trump the right to excel

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin becomes billionaire as Ether hits $3K

Vitalik Buterin, a co-founder of the world’s most popular smart contract platform, the Ethereum blockchain, has officially become a crypto billionaire. Buterin’s public Ether address, which he described as his main wallet back in 2018, has hit $1 billion on its balance following Ether’s meteoric rise above a $3,000 price mark on Monday. At the… Continue reading Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin becomes billionaire as Ether hits $3K

Alleged $366M Bitcoin mixer busted after analysis of 10 years of blockchain data

U.S. authorities have arrested the alleged mastermind behind a multi-million darknet-based BTC mixing service, Bitcoin Fog, after analyzing 10 years of blockchain data. Authorities have issued a chilling warning to other users of illegal blockchain services: Anything you do today may come back to haunt you as “this activity is on this ledger forever” and… Continue reading Alleged $366M Bitcoin mixer busted after analysis of 10 years of blockchain data

McDonald's teams up with BTS to spotlight the K-pop band's favorite order

McDonald's is teaming up with K-pop band BTS as part of its Famous Orders campaign. The fast-food giant started highlighting celebrities' orders last year when it teamed up with rapper Travis Scott and caused a Quarter Pounder shortage for some of its restaurants. The promotion will start rolling out on May 26. In this article… Continue reading McDonald's teams up with BTS to spotlight the K-pop band's favorite order

What you should know before buying or selling an NFT in the US

Nonfungible tokens appear to be an idea whose time has come. Originally developed for use with collectible trading-card games, NFTs can represent almost any unique asset. Outside of the gamer context, the first NFT to gain widespread popularity was probably CryptoKitties, which were released back in 2017. Related: CryptoKitties’ Dieter Shirley on breaking Ethereum and… Continue reading What you should know before buying or selling an NFT in the US

Ron Insana: Biden's attempt to reverse wealth inequality will lead to a broader bull market for Wall Street

The latest stimulus effort isn’t just notable for its size. The money is targeted toward the households that need it the most, including the long-term unemployed and lower income families. This relief, especially if followed by an infrastructure bill, could produce winners on Main Street and Wall Street. Consumer spending is likely to surge, particularly… Continue reading Ron Insana: Biden's attempt to reverse wealth inequality will lead to a broader bull market for Wall Street

New York Gov. Cuomo says Barclays Center, other large arenas in the state, can reopen starting Feb. 23

Large stadiums and arenas in New York can reopen beginning Feb. 23 with limited capacity, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. Stadiums that seat 10,000 or more people will be limited to 10% capacity and everyone entering the buildings must present a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of the event. The first major event that… Continue reading New York Gov. Cuomo says Barclays Center, other large arenas in the state, can reopen starting Feb. 23

Yearn proposes “buyback and build” strategy for YFI holders

The Yearn.finance community is introducing a proposal to reform the current token economics of YFI. Popularly called “buyback and build,” the proposal aims to bolster the project’s treasury while also generating value for all stakeholders. Its list of authors includes Yearn core developers Banteg, Tracheopteryx and Lehnberg, as well as Gabriel Shapiro, partner at BSV… Continue reading Yearn proposes “buyback and build” strategy for YFI holders

IOTA founder David Sonstebo buries hatchets, plots future in puzzling blog

In a verbose and, at times, vituperative blog post published today, IOTA founder David Sonstebo seeks to “quench all concern” about his state of mind, assure the community that the “IF [IOTA Foundation] is not broke,” and hint at future plans for the ecosystem being hatched in collaboration with “investors, separate DLT-project leaders, community devs… Continue reading IOTA founder David Sonstebo buries hatchets, plots future in puzzling blog

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin advises against Peter McCormack investment strategy

Quick take 1 minute read Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of the second biggest crypto project in the industry Ethereum has recently advised against a crypto investment style that did the rounds on Twitter. Peter McCormack loaned just over $46,000 in order to purchase the leading cryptocurrency which was a topic of discussion amongst crypto Twitter. … Continue reading Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin advises against Peter McCormack investment strategy

Bulgaria imposes lockdown as COVID-19 cases surge

SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgaria said on Wednesday it would close schools, restaurants, shopping malls and gyms until Dec. 21 as it struggles to contain a surge in new coronavirus infections.FILE PHOTO: Medical personnel from Sofia’s biggest emergency hospital, Pirogov turn on the flashlights of their mobile phones, as they participate in an organised initiative by… Continue reading Bulgaria imposes lockdown as COVID-19 cases surge