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Louisiana boy, 5, brings cocaine to school, police say; 2 adults arrested

August 23, 2019 |

A man and woman in Louisiana were arrested after a kindergartner brought three bags of cocaine to a New Orleans-area school Tuesday, investigators said. 
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PR: Australian Bitcoin Cash Conference Brings Cryptocurrency Leaders to Townsville

August 15, 2019 |

PR: Australian Bitcoin Cash Conference Brings Cryptocurrency Leaders to Townsville

Global leaders from the Bitcoin Cash community will gather at the first Bitcoin Cash City Conference in Australia, being held in Townsville on September 4 & 5.

Townsville has really embraced Bitcoin Cash, so hosting this conference in the cozy, coastal suburb was a natural next step. Australia’s first gathering of enthusiasts and global business leaders will convene to use the low-cost, friction-less payment system and digital money, while enjoying the region’s temperate climate and many attractions.

Bitcoin Cash has caught-on among merchants in Townsville, mostly because it enables anybody to move any amount of money anywhere in the world: instantly, securely, and consistently, with fees less than a cent. Essentially, Bitcoin Cash does away with banks and puts users in full control of their money. According to locals, merchants are taking up Bitcoin Cash because it competes with Visa and Mastercard, eliminating fees and giving them an extra three percent on all payments. Local enthusiasm for the cryptocurrency has made Townsville a hotbed of Bitcoin Cash activity: many Townsville businesses from coffee shop owners to helicopter operators now accept Bitcoin Cash as payment for goods and services, via a smartphone app.

Noel Lovisa, CEO of Townsville-based software company Code Valley explained, “Townsville enjoys the highest per capita merchant adoption of Bitcoin Cash in the world. The North Queensland Bitcoin Cash Merchants’ Group leveraged that to secure the Bitcoin Cash City Conference.” Townsville has become known as “Bitcoin Cash City,” and so the conference naturally takes advantage of such notoriety. North Queensland has also quietly founded nearly a dozen Bitcoin Cash-related software companies, several attracting venture capital in the millions.

Lovisa continued, “We’ve got 20 top international Bitcoin Cash speakers coming to this conference. The number one speaker, Amaury Séchet, helped write the original Bitcoin Cash client known as Bitcoin ABC, successfully upgrading Bitcoin to scale on-chain. That was the genesis of getting the original Bitcoin mission back on track after it was derailed.”

Hayden Otto, CEO of Townsville-based BitcoinBCH.com stressed a key difference in this first-of-its-kind conference for Australia. “Bitcoin Cash is so popular in Townsville that conference delegates will be able to pay with it for everything they need during their stay,” Otto insisted. “In addition to flights, accommodation, car rental and tourism activities, you can get all your food, drink and even pay for your laundry with Bitcoin Cash.”

He says the Bitcoin Cash City Conference presents a unique opportunity for Australians to discover the potential of cryptocurrency. “I want to personally invite you to the world’s premiere Bitcoin event. Bitcoin is peer-to-peer electronic cash that’s paving the way for financial sovereignty and greater economic freedom for people of all walks of life. Not everyone understands this, but we’re bringing together all those who do for an unparalleled conference which won’t be forgotten.”

Through a free Bitcoin.com wallet app, attendees can navigate the brave new world of cryptocurrency while learning more from guest speakers such as developers, legal experts, and entrepreneurs active in the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem.

Noel adopted Bitcoin Cash initially to solve a problem for Code Valley’s emergent coding project. “We’ve created a new technology for producing software by combining tiny fragments from around the world. Bitcoin Cash enables me to send a million dollars or as little as 20 cents to somebody in another country with it clearing instantly for a tenth of a penny. I can operate in 150 countries without needing to support 150 currencies,” he recalls. “There is also a roadmap of regular upgrades to meet demand so Bitcoin Cash is very reliable. And it’s hassle-free because there is no central point of authority. Bitcoin Cash is going to be the world’s number one cryptocurrency. Come along to the conference to find out why.”

The Bitcoin Cash City Conference will be held on September 4 and 5 at Quayside Terminal, Lennon Drive, South Townsville, Queensland.

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Trade War Brings Bonus Food to Schools

August 12, 2019 |

School lunch menus already have Meatless Mondays and Taco Tuesdays. Now some may get Trade Mitigation Thursdays. This fall, some US school cafeterias are expecting shipments of free food, one little-known consequence of President Trump’s trade disputes. The products are coming from the Department of Agriculture, which is giving away…
Newser

Woman’s Xmas Gift to Parents Brings Devastating Surprise

August 10, 2019 |

A 24-year-old Ohio woman who thought an Ancestry.com kit would make a great Christmas gift for her parents is now wracked with guilt, and her family thrown into turmoil, after the DNA test revealed her dad isn’t her biological father. Per the New York Daily News , the family of…
Newser

Wednesday Brings Another Ugly Start on Wall Street

August 7, 2019 |

“August swoon resumes on Wall Street,” proclaims CNBC’s headline as the Dow plunged more than 500 points early Wednesday as fearful investors dumped stocks and shoveled money into bonds. The Dow is down about 510 points as of this writing. Bond prices continued to rise sharply, sending yields to their…
Newser

TMZ

Meek Mill Brings Son Onstage to Freestyle in Philly

July 29, 2019 |

Like father, like son couldn’t be more true for Meek Mill and his boy — especially when the tyke proves to be a promising rap star like his old man. The Philly MC was performing Saturday night at a club called NOTO Philadelphia, where he also hung…

TMZ.com

Disneyland Pay Brings Complaint—From a Disney

July 16, 2019 |

Bob Iger, the chief executive of Walt Disney, was paid $ 66 million last year. Disneyland employees start at $ 15 an hour. That bothers Abigail Disney, of the founding family. After a park employee complained to her in a Facebook message, she made an undercover visit to the park, per CNN…
Newser

CNN

Train brings relief to city running out of water

July 13, 2019 |

A train carrying millions of liters of water rolled into the southern Indian city of Chennai for the first time on Friday, providing desperately needed relief to residents who have been facing an acute water shortage for the past month.
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Police Shooting of 911 Caller Brings 12-Year Prison Term

June 7, 2019 |

A former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman who had called 911 said Friday he “knew in an instant I was wrong” and apologized to her family, moments before a judge brushed off a defense request for leniency and ordered him to prison for 12½ years….
Newser

Trump Brings His Own ‘Royal Entourage’ to UK

June 4, 2019 |

President Trump was the guest of honor at a state banquet at Buckingham Palace on the first day of his visit to the United Kingdowm—and he was surrounded by plenty of familiar faces. In what Politico dubs a “royal entourage,” the president has brought numerous administration officials to Britain…
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