The U.K. Post Office to Facilitate Bitcoin (BTC) Purchases on Swarm Markets

The U.K. Post Office has announced it will offer BTC and other cryptocurrencies via its EasyID app starting next week. The mobile app typically serves as a means for users to verify their age and identity while accessing online services.  Opening Up DeFi to More Folks Now, U.K residents will be able to purchase crypto… Continue reading The U.K. Post Office to Facilitate Bitcoin (BTC) Purchases on Swarm Markets

PBoC's Beijing Office Cracks Down on Software Provider on Suspicion of Offering Crypto Services

Reiterating their stance on privately-issued cryptocurrencies, the Business Administration Department of the PBoC—China’s central bank, has “rectified” Beijing Tongdao Cultural Development Co. Ltd, as per sources on July 6. Beijing-based Software Provider Banned The software provider is suspected of offering services enabling cryptocurrency transactions against the directives of the PBoC, which banned any form of… Continue reading PBoC's Beijing Office Cracks Down on Software Provider on Suspicion of Offering Crypto Services

With European recovery in sight, property investors bank on the office

LONDON (Reuters) – After more than a year of home working, property investors are betting that demand for office space in Europe will rise as COVID-19 vaccinations are rolled out and people return to work.General view of empty streets in a business district near the central train station Hauptbahnhof, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic,… Continue reading With European recovery in sight, property investors bank on the office

Box Office: ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ Smashes Pandemic Record With $48 Million Debut

You can almost hear the collective sigh of relief from studio executives across Hollywood. After a brutal year and change for the movie theater business, the North American box office is finally showing signs of life again. That’s mostly thanks to John Krasinski’s post-apocalyptic thriller “A Quiet Place Part II.” The sequel collected a roaring… Continue reading Box Office: ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ Smashes Pandemic Record With $48 Million Debut

Australian tax office: Report crypto profits or else

The Australian Tax Office has urged citizens to accurately report any profits made in the process of trading cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), as it anticipates tax filings from a pool of 600,000 Aussies who it now believes to be invested in digital assets. The ATO’s assistant commissioner, Tim Loh, told news.com.au that people still made… Continue reading Australian tax office: Report crypto profits or else

Met Office weather – Snow to hit North in polar plunge tomorrow before 'intense' weekend washout

SNOW is set to blanket the North tomorrow in a polar plunge before an "intense" low-pressure system hits the entire UK at the weekend. The Met Office has forecast a low-pressure front travelling from the Atlantic bringing heavy rain and strong winds to Britain over the weekend. ? Read our UK weather live blog for the latest… Continue reading Met Office weather – Snow to hit North in polar plunge tomorrow before 'intense' weekend washout

Cabinet Office adviser appointed by David Cameron worked for Greensill

Lobbying row escalates again as it emerges ANOTHER Cabinet Office adviser appointed by David Cameron was working for Greensill David Brierwood combined adviser role in Cabinet Office with Greensill director  Cabinet Office insisted crown representative role didn’t have conflict of interest Whitehall links to business are under intense scrutiny after wave of revelations   The lobbying… Continue reading Cabinet Office adviser appointed by David Cameron worked for Greensill

Global Movie Box Office Plunged 72% Last Year

Global box office receipts in 2020 totaled $12.0 billion, a decline of 72% from the $42.3 billion in receipts during 2019. In North America, box office totals for 2020 amounted to $2.2 billion, a year-over-year decline of 80%. The global home/mobile entertainment market, however, grew by 23% last year to reach sales of $68.8 billion.… Continue reading Global Movie Box Office Plunged 72% Last Year

UK weather – Met Office warn 'Arctic dome' will bring snow & ice as Brits enjoy last day of sunshine before cold snap

THE MET Office has warned a 2,000-mile wide 'Arctic dome' of cold air will bring snow and ice into the UK this week. Brits are set to enjoy the last day of sunshine today with mild temperatures before the mercury will drop below zero in some parts of the country. ⚡ Read our UK weather live… Continue reading UK weather – Met Office warn 'Arctic dome' will bring snow & ice as Brits enjoy last day of sunshine before cold snap

Cuomo's office told to preserve documents related to NY AG's harassment investigation:

New York AG to start independent Cuomo sexual harassment investigation FOX News correspondent Bryan Llenas joins ‘The Faulkner Focus’ with the latest on the allegations New York Attorney General Letitia James has reportedly requested that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office preserve any documentation that could be relevant to her sexual harassment investigation of the Democrat. James has full… Continue reading Cuomo's office told to preserve documents related to NY AG's harassment investigation:

Pelosi's office pushes back on House GOP questions about Capitol security ahead of riot

Fox News Flash top headlines for February 15 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office fired back at House Republicans on Monday who demanded answers regarding security decisions leading up to and on the day of the Capitol riot last month, saying they are “clearly” trying… Continue reading Pelosi's office pushes back on House GOP questions about Capitol security ahead of riot

City workers snub office return for greater flexibility at home

Fewer than a third of Melbourne’s office workers returned to their desks in January, with most of those reluctant to go back reporting they weren’t ready to give up the flexibility afforded by working from home. Under current restrictions, up to 50 per cent of private-sector workers and 25 per cent of public servants are… Continue reading City workers snub office return for greater flexibility at home

City workers snub office return for greater flexibility at home

Fewer than a third of Melbourne’s office workers returned to their desks in January, with most of those reluctant to go back reporting they weren’t ready to give up the flexibility afforded by working from home. Under current restrictions, up to 50 per cent of private-sector workers and 25 per cent of public servants are… Continue reading City workers snub office return for greater flexibility at home

3 North Carolina police officers shot by suspect who is now barricaded in home

Fox News Flash top headlines for February 5 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. Authorities in North Carolina say that three police officers have been shot and wounded by a suspect who is now barricaded in a home in the town of High Point. WGHP reports that the standoff… Continue reading 3 North Carolina police officers shot by suspect who is now barricaded in home

Pelosi shows office where Capitol mob broke in as new audio of confrontation emerges

Pelosi: House prepared to ‘move forward’ with impeachment motion FOX News congressional correspondent Chad Pergram has the details on ‘Special Report’ House Speaker Nancy Pelosi revealed the condition of her office after protesters broke in Wednesday after storming the Capitol building. During an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes,” Pelosi showed Leslie Stahl a door that had been… Continue reading Pelosi shows office where Capitol mob broke in as new audio of confrontation emerges

Bill seeks to create office to “coordinate” Federal use of blockchain tech

A new bill filed on Thursday, H.R.9067, seeks to create an office that will “coordinate” federal applications of blockchain technology.  Sponsored by Rep. Darren Soto, a Democrat representing Florida’s 9th district, the bill would “establish an office within the Department of Commerce to coordinate all non-defense related deployment and activities related to blockchain technology within… Continue reading Bill seeks to create office to “coordinate” Federal use of blockchain tech

Secret Cabinet Office Brexit memo warns of 'economic crisis'

Secret Cabinet Office Brexit memo warns of ‘systematic economic crisis’ with coronavirus compounded by flooding and strike action when Britain leaves EU Cabinet Office memo marked ‘official-secret’ warns of a ‘worst-case scenario’  It lists: ‘severe flooding, pandemic influenza and coordinated industrial action’ All of this against the backdrop of Britain’s impending withdrawal from the EU… Continue reading Secret Cabinet Office Brexit memo warns of 'economic crisis'

Post Office to lose 600 cash machines as owner withdraws

The Post Office says it is to ditch almost a third of its free-to-use cash machines but invest £16m to protect and upgrade the rest of its network. The 2,000 ATMs it currently has are owned and operated by Bank of Ireland, which is withdrawing from the business. The Post Office said that under a… Continue reading Post Office to lose 600 cash machines as owner withdraws

U.S. Postal Service returns 137 mail processing machines to service

FILE PHOTO: A sample ballot is inserted into a New York State Secure Ballot Dropbox as State and City legislators held a rally for their new legislation that would to allow local Boards of Elections to establish absentee ballot drop box locations across the state, in New York City, New York, U.S., August 31, 2020.… Continue reading U.S. Postal Service returns 137 mail processing machines to service

Why NZ’s best office view is screened from staff stations in new $5m RocketWerkz HQ fitout

Techno punk music blasts into the all-black void into an unsettling space at the top of the new $1 billion PwC Tower. Strips of green neon LED tubes zig-zag across the floor, walls and ceiling of ‘outer space’ and stepping in here is almost as unnerving as riding New Zealand’s fastest lift (8m travelled per… Continue reading Why NZ’s best office view is screened from staff stations in new $5m RocketWerkz HQ fitout

Met Office issues severe warning with two inches of rain on the way

Met Office issues severe weather warning with parts of the UK set to be hit by two inches of rain and 65mph winds on Friday – and the weekend will be a washout too Low pressure area moving east has brought a spell of wet and windy conditions to parts of Britain Today up to… Continue reading Met Office issues severe warning with two inches of rain on the way

Office workers feel more productive after being in the great outdoors, new research shows

Office workers feel more productive and in a better mood after being in the great outdoors, according to new research. Productivity improved by 45 per cent from being outside for just 29 minutes – and 63 per cent feel better 'in themselves' after spending time in fresh air, according to the 2,000 office staff surveyed.… Continue reading Office workers feel more productive after being in the great outdoors, new research shows

Home Office admits video attacking lawyers who help migrants was wrong, but won’t remove it

The Home Office has admitted an advert attacking “activist lawyers” who represent people fighting deportation should not have been published – but has so far failed to remove it. The department’s top civil servant, permanent secretary Matthew Rycroft, upheld complaints against the video tweeted out on Wednesday. It sparked widespread condemnation from legal figures and… Continue reading Home Office admits video attacking lawyers who help migrants was wrong, but won’t remove it