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  • Elon’s Bitcoin bet hands Jeff Bezos back title of world’s richest person

    first_imgThe latest round reportedly lifted the valuation of the company, of which investors include Alphabet and Fidelity Investments, to about $74bn. Elon’s Bitcoin bet hands Jeff Bezos back title of world’s richest person Hannah Godfrey Tesla’s fall was compounded still by the fall in Bitcoin, which tumbled from an all-time high of $55,000 per Bitcoin, to just under $46,000 at the time of writing. Tesla’s share price has fallen around 25 per cent from its peak, amid sell-off of high-flying technology stocks. Also Read: Elon’s Bitcoin bet hands Jeff Bezos back title of world’s richest person whatsapp Tags: Elon Musk People Show Comments ▼ When he became the richest person alive, Musk had a fortune of more than $188.5bn, at the time some £1.5bn more than Bezos. The private space company had raised $1.9bn in August in its largest single fundraising round, according to financial software and data provider PitchBook. Away from Tesla, Musk’s other company Space X has raised about $850m in equity financing, according to a regulatory filing. Tesla began 2020 priced at about $85 per share, but reached the $900 mark on 25 January. The Tesla boom initially crowned Musk the richest person alive, overtaking Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in the process. Tuesday 23 February 2021 8:12 pm whatsapp Elon Musk is now merely the second richest person alive, after the eccentric entrepreneur’s Tesla ploughed $1.5bn dollars into Bitcoin, which has plummeted in value in recent days. Space X raises $850m in equity financing Share A Germany-based trader said he was “taking chips off the table” on Tesla as its $1.5 billion investment in the cryptocurrency could “backfire now.” Also Read: Elon’s Bitcoin bet hands Jeff Bezos back title of world’s richest person last_img read more

  • Wasilla doctor pleads guilty to drug charge after illegal opioid prescriptions contributed to deaths

    first_imgAlcohol & Substance Abuse | Crime & Courts | SouthcentralWasilla doctor pleads guilty to drug charge after illegal opioid prescriptions contributed to deathsJune 17, 2021 by Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media Share:Opioids (Creative Commons photo by K-State Research and Extension)A Wasilla doctor has admitted to illegally prescribing thousands of opioid pills to patients, which federal prosecutors say contributed to five deaths.David Chisholm, 64, pleaded guilty in federal court June 3 to one count of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance.Chisholm admitted to prescribing patients various narcotic painkillers and opioids — including oxycodone, morphine and fentanyl — without a legitimate purpose, and according to prosecutors, often without a medical exam.According to the plea agreement, Chisholm dispensed the drugs outside of the course of his medical practice, a family health and pain management clinic in Wasilla called Camelot Family Health. Prosecutors said in a written statement that an extensive undercover investigation led to the charges against Chisholm filed in April.Chisholm’s illegal prescriptions “significantly contributed” to the accidental deaths of five patients, who are listed in the document only by their initials, according to the plea agreement.Chisholm will have to surrender his medical license, and a judge is set to sentence him and consider approval of the agreement at a hearing scheduled for September.Prosecutors say Chisholm could get up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.Chisholm’s attorney, Nick Oberheiden, wrote in an email, that Chisholm had served generations of patients during his career “to their fullest satisfaction and as a true patient advocate.”“(He) made wrong and regrettable decisions when administering controlled substances medications to certain patients,” the attorney wrote. “He takes full responsibility for these mistakes.”Share this story:last_img read more

  • Bankers are not dishonest, claims study

    first_imgSunday 23 November 2014 10:57 pm Catherine Neilan Bankers are not dishonest, claims study by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likezenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorLoan Insurance WealthDolly Parton, 74, Takes off Makeup, Leaves Us With No WordsLoan Insurance WealthPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramDefinitionThe Most Famous Movie Filmed In Every U.S. StateDefinitionLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver Health whatsapp The financial industry encourages dishonest behaviour – but the individuals themselves are not inclined to lie – according to a new study of investment managers and traders. A team of economists at the University of Zurich enlisted the help of 128 employees from a “large international bank” and quizzed half of them about their jobs and the company, while the other half were asked about their favourite hobbies. Participants were then asked to toss a coin 10 times, unwatched by the researchers, and to report the outcome. If they flipped more heads than tails they were told they could earn money and if they reported all heads or all tails, they would receive $200. The first group, which was asked about work, reported a significantly high proportion of heads – 58.2 per cent – while those who talked about their hobbies reported a hit rate of 51.6 per cent. The study was tried out with other non-banking groups of people – students, for example – but did not find the same effect. This seems to suggest the banking sector has a particularly strong sway over people’s honesty levels. The study was published in Nature magazine. center_img whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULLlast_img read more

  • Author Stephen Ambrose And CU Professor Patricia Limerick To Discuss America's Heroes May 8

    first_imgStephen Ambrose, acclaimed author of the best-selling book “UndauntedCourage,” and renowned historian Patricia Nelson Limerick of the University of Colorado at Boulder will meet in Denver May 8 for a public discussion and debate on heroes and American history. Ambrose and Limerick will discuss “Good Guys, Bad Guys, Complex Guys? Praising and Appraising America’s Heroes” at 6 p.m. at the Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place. Tickets are $5 at the door and a book signing will follow. Ambrose is the author of more than 20 books including “Citizen Soldier” and “D-Day June 6, 1944.” In his long and distinguished career, he has written about the achievements of American citizens, from the courage and enterprise of Meriwether Lewis to the persistence and bravery of soldiers in World War II. Ambrose is the Boyd Professor of History at the University of New Orleans, founder and director of the university’s Eisenhower Center, and president of the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans. Professor Limerick is a leading scholar of Western American history and author of the landmark book, “The Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West.” She is a MacArthur Fellow and chair of the board of the CU-Boulder Center of the American West. While Limerick is a great admirer of many American individuals, much of her historical writing has been placed in the category of “debunking”– showing the flaws of people who once had been much admired leaders in the story of westward expansion. The May 8 event grew out of an exchange of letters between the two influential scholars over their differing views of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Limerick and Ambrose may disagree on interpretations of history, but they are both solidly committed to the respectful and civil expression of differing opinions, she said. Professional historians have given heroes a hard time in recent years, Limerick said. They have revealed many of our cultural heroes as racist or corrupt, sexist or environmentally destructive. And they have offered us many cautionary tales about the dangerous effects of arrogance and ignorance, as well as many examples of seemingly impressive achievements that, in hindsight, turned out to produce complicated and even injurious results. Ambrose, however, would counter by asserting that people need both inspiration from and respect for what is valuable in their heritage. Some of the questions to be addressed May 8 include: *Have historians completely surrendered the faith that history can provide us with inspiration and uplifting examples? *Have the great white men of the American past entirely lost their claim on our admiration? *Can we devise a way of thinking in which the people of the past can be both strikingly heroic and strikingly flawed? *Can we come to see people who struggle for nobility against their frailties as practitioners of a better, deeper heroism? The event is sponsored by the Center of the American West at CU-Boulder. For more information please call (303) 492-4879. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: April 21, 1998 last_img read more

  • Alternative Breaks Program connects CU students to communities

    first_imgCategories:Getting InvolvedCampus Community Published: March 24, 2014 This spring break, CU-Boulder’s Alternative Breaks Program has sent students far and wide to engage in community-based service projects.One of the projects is close to home (Estes Park), where students are helping with relief efforts from the devastating September 2013 floods. Other groups of students are spending the week in New Orleans (post-Katrina work), Hubert, N.C. (wildlife rehabilitation on the coast), Cincinnati (homelessness and urban poverty) and several other locations.”The Alternative Breaks Program gives students an opportunity to help communities that have been hurt by disasters, but also to learn about issues faced by members of communities with whom they may otherwise have little or no direct contact,” said Jen Ross, director of the Volunteer Resource Center on campus, which runs the Alternative Breaks Program. “The program has provided an out-of-classroom learning experience on important social issues such as poverty, disaster relief, inner-city education and many other issues for hundreds of our students.”Other alternative break trips this spring include: Bridging the gap: HIV/AIDS and youth empowerment (Los Angeles) Science in the Sequoias: Educating youth in Boulder Creek (Boulder Creek, Calif.) Preventing the destruction of America’s most beautiful destination: Environmental conservation in Catalina Island (Catalina Island, Calif.) Clownin’ around: Bringing fun, friendship and joy back into health care (Hillboro, W.Va.) Beyond the wall: Education on the border and personalizing the impact (Tucson, Ariz.)The Alternative Breaks Program also offers trips each year during Maymester and winter break. “Ultimately, we hope these experiences help move students toward action to make a positive impact in their own communities,” Ross said.center_img Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

  • CARICOM in Full Support of PM Golding’s Chairmanship

    first_imgRelatedCARICOM in Full Support of PM Golding’s Chairmanship RelatedCARICOM in Full Support of PM Golding’s Chairmanship FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Dominican Prime Minister, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit has assured that the membership of CARICOM has no issue with Jamaica, and Prime Minister the Hon. Bruce Golding’s chairmanship of the regional body at this time, despite the country’s own internal challenges.Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Dr. Hon. Baldwin Spencer (right), addresses members of the regional media at a press conference called today (July 5)following a meeting of Heads, Secretary -General of the United Nations (UN), Ban Ki-moon; and Secretary- General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Jose Miguel Insulza. Dominican Prime Minister, Hon. Roosevelt, with whom the press conference was jointly held, observes.“I believe all of us Heads of Government have no objection to Prime Minister Golding leading CARICOM. What he is doing in Jamaica is something that is supported in terms of fighting criminals and all of us, and citizens of the region must play our part, because crime is a societal problem and not a governmental problem,” Mr. Skerrit stated. He noted that this position taken in Jamaica can benefit the region, in pushing forward that particular agenda.Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Dr. Hon. Baldwin Spencer, reinforced Mr. Skerrit’s statement, noting that, “Jamaica is very much part of CARICOM, and to the extent that Jamaica is now spearheading whatever efforts that have to be undertaken over the next six months, taking into consideration its own problems at home, is a positive development, and so we don’t have any concerns about that, because Jamaica will be helped by this process, and I am sure that CARICOM will equally benefit, from this situation”.The leaders were speaking at a joint-press conference at the 31st Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in Montego Bay today (July 5).Jamaica was decided on for the Chairmanship as Haiti was unable to take up its turn, due to the January 12 earthquake, which devastated parts of that island.The press conference followed a meeting of Heads and special guests, which saw discussions with Secretary -General of the United Nations (UN), Ban Ki-moon and Secretary- General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Jos CARICOM in Full Support of PM Golding’s Chairmanship Foreign AffairsJuly 6, 2010center_img RelatedCARICOM in Full Support of PM Golding’s Chairmanship Advertisementslast_img read more

  • Police probing whether suspect in NYC murder killed others

    first_imgHomeFeaturedPolice probing whether suspect in NYC murder killed others Jul. 31, 2018 at 9:20 amFeaturedNewsPolice probing whether suspect in NYC murder killed otherseditor3 years agoNo tagsAssociated Press By COLLEEN LONG and MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press Investigators are looking into whether a man suspected of killing a woman he met on a dating app in New York City may have killed others, two law enforcement officials told The Associated Press on Monday.Danueal Drayton, 27, was arrested last week in Los Angeles after police say he sexually assaulted a woman, tried to strangle her and refused to let her leave her North Hollywood apartment.He pleaded not guilty Monday to attempted murder, rape and false imprisonment charges and was held on $1.25 million bail.After his arrest, Drayton talked about killing at least five others in Connecticut and New York, the officials said. Investigators are trying to determine whether his claims are true.The officials said Drayton did not admit killing Samantha Stewart, a nurse found dead in her New York City apartment, though police believe he’s responsible. Stewart’s lifeless body was found July 17 on the floor of her bedroom in Queens, wrapped in blankets and it appeared that she had been strangled and some of her teeth had been knocked out, police said.Her brother found her body and called their father, who then called police, authorities said.The officials said Drayton had met Stewart on Tinder and then used her credit card to buy a plane ticket to California. Detectives tracked him to Los Angeles, where they found him holding a woman against her will in North Hollywood last week and arrested him.Investigators also linked Drayton to a June 17 rape in Brooklyn, police said. The 23-year-old victim in that case had met Drayton on Tinder and they spoke for a few hours before meeting up, the officials said. Drayton allegedly choked the woman when she said she wanted to leave and then raped her, according to the officials.The officials were not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.Investigators believe Drayton may be responsible for other attacks and believe he was using several dating websites and apps to meet women, Dermot Shea, the chief of detectives in New York City, told reporters.Officials are using DNA testing to determine whether Drayton’s DNA turns up in forensic evidence collected from any unsolved homicides.Drayton, who has history of violence against women, including arrests for unlawful imprisonment and strangulation in Connecticut, had bought a one-way ticket to California almost immediately after Stewart was killed, Shea said.Drayton was arrested on Long Island on June 30 and was charged with choking his ex-girlfriend, breaking into her house and then sending her a threatening Facebook message that he was going to cut her car’s brake lines, set it on fire or blow it up, according to court documents. The same day she received the message, the woman said she saw Drayton outside of her home slashing her tires, the documents said.Prosecutors asked for Drayton to be held on $7,500 bail but the judge overseeing his arraignment set bail at $2,000 cash, said Brendan Brosh, a spokesman for the Nassau County district attorney’s office. During a second court appearance, Drayton asked to be released — over the objection of prosecutors — and Nassau County District Court Judge Erica Prager agreed to release him without bail.Prager did not know about Drayton’s prior arrests in Connecticut and a document that was presented to the judge during the hearing indicated that Drayton had no other criminal history, court spokesman Dan Bagnuola said.“In this particular case the judge carefully considered the facts before her and made her determination based on all the current, relevant and factual information that was provided to the Court at that time,” Bagnuola said. “It would have been impossible for the judge at that time to foresee the allegations that are presently unfolding and coming to light with regard to this defendant.”The name of his attorney in California was not immediately known and the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County, which represented Drayton in the New York case, did not immediately comment.share on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCity invests millions of dollars in greener commuteCould the climate be changing in sex suits?You Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall9 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson20 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter20 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor20 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press20 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press20 hours agolast_img read more

  • WhatsApp hits 430M users, CEO reveals

    first_img Author Related Previous ArticleGoogle Wallet loses another execNext ArticleKPMG partners with Chelsea Apps Factory for enterprise push Messaging app WhatsApp has reached 430 million monthly active users, according to the company’s CEO, who added that the focus will remain on providing a reliable service.Jan Koum revealed the figure at the DLD conference in Munich, while also stating that the company now processes 18 billion inbound and 36 billion outbound messages each day.WhatsApp said in December that it had 400 million monthly active users, meaning the messaging service gained 30 million users in the space of a month.The CEO reiterated his company’s commitment to avoid advertising: “Putting advertising in the way in the way of people trying to communicate and wanting to send direct messages to each other would be just so wrong in our mind.”Koum also dismissed the possibility of WhatsApp becoming a social platform in a similar way to LINE or KakaoTalk.“We just want to focus on messaging – to us there is a lot of coolness in having a pure and simple messaging and if people want to play games there are plenty of other sites and applications they can go to and play games,” Koum said.“The important thing is focus. We’re focused on messaging. We’re not focused on being an advertising network or a gaming network, or a disappearing photo network,” he added.The growing company’s priority is to provide a reliable service, according to Koum, with monetisation “something that we’ll look at in 2016, or 2018 or 2020 – it’s far, far down the road”.And there appear to be no plans to cash-on in the success of WhatsApp with a multibillion dollar sale. “For us it’s always been about building a company that is here to stay, that is here for the next 10, 20, 50 years,” Koum said. India threatens action over WhatsApp privacy change Blog: Can rivals capitalise on WhatsApp privacy saga? HomeAppsNews WhatsApp hits 430M users, CEO reveals WhatsApp shrugs off India privacy update pressurecenter_img Tags Tim Ferguson AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 20 JAN 2014 Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter… More Read more Blog Jan KoumWhatsApplast_img read more

  • Japan regulator tipped to clear Qualcomm NXP bid

    first_img Previous ArticleStarHub on the hunt for new CEONext ArticleFacebook launches app for video creators Related Rakuten CTO claims low-cost model disrupts pricing Rakuten denies using leaked SoftBank trade secrets Airtel, Qualcomm forge 5G open RAN deal Joseph Waring Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more US-based chipmaker Qualcomm was tipped to soon receive approval from the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) for a proposed acquisition of NXP Semiconductors, Reuters reported.The news comes days after Bloomberg reported Qualcomm could win European Union (EU) approval for the deal at the end of this year, following a breakthrough with regulators on patent licensing issues. The EU’s concerns were reportedly allayed after Qualcomm said it would not acquire standard-essential and system level patents owned by NXP.Qualcomm will also make incremental changes to concessions offered to the EU authority in October, Reuters reported. A similar proposal was offered to JFTC.Clearance from Japanese and EU antitrust authorities would take Qualcomm closer to finalising the deal, first announced in October 2016, and give it more muscle to fight an unsolicited $130 billion takeover bid from Broadcom.Qualcomm last week dismissed Broadcom’s blockbuster takeover bid. In a statement, Qualcomm executive chairman Paul Jacobs said the board unanimously voted to reject the proposal as it “significantly undervalues Qualcomm relative to the company’s leadership position in mobile technology and our future growth prospects.”The vendor on Friday (17 November) extended the offer period for its purchase of NXP common shares until 15 December.center_img HomeAsiaNews Japan regulator tipped to clear Qualcomm NXP bid Asia Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 20 NOV 2017 Author JapanNXPQualcommlast_img read more

  • The Story of Mark van Dongen

    first_imgCulture & Ethics Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Recommended Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Tagsacidassaultassisted suicideattackbatteryBelgiumcrimeculture of deathdespairhomicideMark van DongenmedicinemurderpsychiatryThe Guardian,Trendingcenter_img Medicine The Story of Mark van DongenWesley J. SmithNovember 12, 2017, 3:31 PM Wesley J. SmithChair and Senior Fellow, Center on Human ExceptionalismWesley J. Smith is Chair and Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism. Wesley is a contributor to National Review and is the author of 14 books, in recent years focusing on human dignity, liberty, and equality. Wesley has been recognized as one of America’s premier public intellectuals on bioethics by National Journal and has been honored by the Human Life Foundation as a “Great Defender of Life” for his work against suicide and euthanasia. Wesley’s most recent book is Culture of Death: The Age of “Do Harm” Medicine, a warning about the dangers to patients of the modern bioethics movement.Follow WesleyProfileTwitterFacebook Share This is an awful story but it shows how the assisted suicide movement greatly harms the culture and despairing individuals at their times of greatest vulnerability.Mark van Dongen was paralyzed by his former girlfriend with acid — a horrific crime. He survived the assault but was in so much pain — and despairing over his disability and disfigurement — he asked to be euthanized in Belgium. From the Guardian story:An engineer who was left paralysed and disfigured after an acid attack allegedly carried out by his jealous ex-girlfriend died in a euthanasia clinic 15 months later having decided he could not face a life of pain, her murder trial has been told…Van Dongen, who had begun to see another woman, suffered 25% burns, lost a leg, his left eye and most of the sight in his right eye and was left paralysed.He applied for euthanasia in Belgium, which was approved after three consultants examined him. It was decided his was a case of “unbearable physical and psychological suffering” and he died in January this year aged 29…He was kept in an isolated ward in intensive care for six months before being moved to a burns ward, spending a total of 14 months at Southmead.Vaitlingam said: “Sometimes he said he wanted to live, at other times that he wanted to die.”His father hired an ambulance to take him to Belgium, where doctors there confirmed he would be paralysed for life and need maximum doses of pain relief. He successfully applied for euthanasia.Here’s the thing: The attack was not fatal. The person who actually killed van Dongen was the doctor.That added further harm to the existing tragedy. Over time, with help from a loving community and engaged medical/psychiatric team, van Dongen might have regained the will to live. It has happened before.So, can a person who makes a person want to die from an attack be charged with his murder because he had himself killed?The lawyer in me says no. She did not kill van Dongen. I don’t think making someone want to die is the same thing.So, throw the book at the woman with the maximum for the monstrous thing she actually did, which was attempted murder and an egregious assault and battery.Frankly, I wish the doctor could be charged with murder. He’s the one who actually committed homicide. In the name of compassion, he’s the one who ended all hope.Photo credit: Bev, via Pixabay.Cross-posted at The Corner. Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to Alllast_img read more