Month: January 2021

US Lawmaker Likes Bitcoin — Urges Policymakers to Embrace Innovation in Regulation

U.S. Representative Patrick McHenry is pro-bitcoin. He is now hosting the Bitcoin whitepaper on his official congressional website and has called on other lawmakers to embrace innovation like Bitcoin. He believes that the cryptocurrency is unstoppable and governments cannot kill…

/ January 31, 2021
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Millennials are not the only ‘burnout generation’ (just ask the rest of us)

In her new book, Can’t Even, American journalist Anne Helen Petersen writes of how Millennials have become “the burnout generation”. [It’s] feeling that you’ve hit the wall exhaustion-wise, but then have to scale the wall and just keep going. There’s…

/ January 31, 2021
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Morrison to announce $1.9 billion for vaccine rollout, as Coalition and Labor level in Newspoll

Scott Morrison on Monday will announce $1.9 billion initial investment in the massive vaccine rollout which is due to start late February. This comes as new economic disruption looms from the Western Australian government’s shock five-day lockdown of Perth and…

/ January 31, 2021
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Abbie Chatfield Wins I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Australia, Grant Denyer Is Runner-Up

After a very eventful season of ‘I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!’, Abbie Chatfield has been announced as the winner.Abbie defeated Grant Denyer who placed second, Jess Eva who came third, and Toni Pearen and Colin Fassnidge who…

/ January 31, 2021
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Perth’s 5-day ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown isn’t an overreaction to a single case — it’s basic common sense – The Conversation AU

Perth and the Peel and South West regions of Western Australia will go into a five-day hard lockdown from 6pm local time on Sunday, after one new local COVID-19 case was detected in the state. The new case is a…

/ January 31, 2021
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Liberal right-winger Kevin Andrews defeated in preselection by Afghanistan veteran

Right-wing Liberal backbencher Kevin Andrews – the father of the House of Representatives – has lost preselection to a barrister and former special forces veteran who served in Afghanistan. Keith Wolahan, 43, defeated Andrews, 65, who held a number of…

/ January 31, 2021
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Jordan Belfort Gives Advice To Redditors On GameStop Stock, Warns It Will Be Like ‘Catching A Falling Knife’

Getty Image / ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN/AFP via Getty Images Jordan Belfort knows a thing or two about stock market manipulation, especially since he was jailed for 22 months after running a penny-stock scam. So who better to ask about the…

/ January 31, 2021
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Climate Change Commission calls on New Zealand government to take ‘immediate and decisive action’ to cut emissions

New Zealand’s Climate Change Commission today released its long-anticipated advice to the government on how to reshape the economy to meet the country’s domestic and international climate change obligations. The document sets out three emissions budgets, covering 15 years to…

/ January 31, 2021
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Coronavirus updates LIVE: WA to remove self-quarantine for Queensland, Victorian arrivals; Australian Open to welcome packed crowds – The Sydney Morning Herald

We have made our live blog of the coronavirus pandemic free for all readers. Please consider supporting our journalism with a subscription.SummaryVictoria recorded no new cases on Saturday and reached 24 days without a case of local transmission. NSW reported…

/ January 30, 2021
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The Three Biggest Lessons of the Coronavirus Economy

Since the coronavirus pandemic hit the American economy like a bulldozer, last spring, we’ve learned three important lessons. Getting the policy response right matters enormously. Aggregate economic statistics can disguise a great deal of individual hardship. And by far the…

/ January 30, 2021
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Americans Experiencing More Stress Than Ever Over Taking A Sick Day Thanks To Remote Working

pixabay composite / brobible Following a tumultuous 2020 that altered work/life balance for tens of millions of Americans against the backdrop of the COVID pandemic, new research has uncovered the surprising costs to U.S. workers and families of taking a…

/ January 30, 2021
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How Black Lives Matter Came to the Academy

On a Saturday night in early June, Shardé Davis, an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Connecticut, was sitting on a couch in a rented apartment in San Diego, scrolling through her Twitter feed. She…

/ January 30, 2021
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Trust in science helps New Zealand avoid COVID-19 lockdown again

New Zealand has avoided locking down for a second time over COVID-19 community cases because of a swift, science-led response.Why it matters: The Health Ministry said in an email to Axios Friday there's "no evidence of community transmission" despite three…

/ January 30, 2021
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Capitol Police officer who died shortly after pro-Trump riot will lie in honor

Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who died in early January from injuries sustained while responding to the siege on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob, will lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and…

/ January 30, 2021