$190 Million Worth Of Cryptocurrency Assets Locked In Digital Limbo Following Death Of CEO

If you have had a tough day at work or are struggling to get through the cold, gray, depressing state of affairs that is February, spare a thought for these cryptocurrency customers. QuadrigaCX, a Canadian-based cryptocurrency exchange company, has had to confess it is unable to repay almost all of the $190 million ($250 million CAD) it owes clients following the sudden death of its 30-year-old CEO and co-founder, Gerald Cotton, in December last year. Cotton, it has been reported, was the sole person in charge of the funds. Now, his widow Jennifer Robertson says the information required to access a large chunk of that digital goldmine is locked in limbo on his password-protected laptop. According to court documents obtained by …

Why we shouldn’t underestimate Joe Biden

(CNN)One of the biggest mistakes analysts made in the 2016 Republican primary season was not listening to what voters were telling them. The early polls said Donald Trump had a good chance of winning, but many (including yours truly) decided to dismiss them because they didn’t match with our preconceived notions of what Republicans would want. The top three factors line-up with Biden’s arguments for the nomination pretty much perfectly. More Democrats (26%) said beating Republican President Donald Trump was more important than anything else. That’s not too surprising given that Democrats really don’t like Trump. Biden, of course, will claim (rightly or wrongly) that polls showing him leading Trump by the most of any Democrats demonstrate that he is …

‘Brain tumour’ dog had needle in neck

Image copyright PA Image caption X-rays revealed the 7cm metal sewing needle piercing Toby’s spinal cord Owner Alexander Jamieson, from Beauly, near Inverness, said: “We feel that without the help of the experts in Edinburgh, Toby would not be here today. Image copyright PA Image caption Vets are delighted with Toby’s recovery Related Topics Animals Beauly Nairn Dogs University of Edinburgh Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Damning Report Uncovers Decades Of Rampant Sexual Abuse By Southern Baptist Leaders

by the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News that uncovered decades of sexual abuse by hundreds of church leaders and volunteers. The victims of the accused number more than 700, the report said. They include teenagers and children, some as young as 3, who were “molested or raped inside pastors’ studies and Sunday school classrooms.” Dozens of pastors, employees and volunteers were reportedly allowed to return to work in Southern Baptist churches despite being dogged by sexual abuse allegations. In the aftermath of the Chronicle’s and Express-News’ report, leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention have promised to crack down on abuses in the church and to provide a safe space for victims to come forward. “We — leaders in the …

Florida caregiver arrested for impregnating woman with disabilities, police say

Shorter was working in a group home run by the Bridges foundation when he allegedly impregnated a woman who has “the mental capacity of a small child” and is unable to give consent, Florida Today reported. The staff discovered the woman, who was not identified, was pregnant in January 2015 and contacted police. The woman initially named three men who were potentially the father of her child, FOX35 reported. Shorter’s name came up, but he denied the allegations and there was not enough evidence for authorities to obtain a DNA sample. ARIZONA NURSE CHARGED WITH RAPING INCAPACITATED WOMAN PLEADS NOT GUILTY The woman gave birth in May 2015 and her family adopted the baby, but the investigation stalled until last …

Hundreds Of Scientific Studies May Have Used Organs Stolen From Prisoners

China is the “Wild West” of biomedical research at the moment. Not bound by tight regulations, while fuelled by an influx of new money, Chinese scientists have been able to make leaps and bounds in recent years. This, of course, can come at a very high price. If you receive an organ transplant in China, there’s a chance it was harvested from an executed prisoner. Many of China’s executed prisoners are not murderers and violent criminals, but “prisoners of conscience,” such as Falun Gong practitioners and political prisoners imprisoned for their beliefs. The Chinese government has consistently denied harvesting organs from prisoners, dismissing the claims as “sensational lies” and ”vicious slander”. However, a new report in BMJ Open argues that the grim …

Tiger kills potential mate on first date

London (CNN)An endangered Sumatran tiger was mauled to death at London Zoo on Friday, just moments after it was introduced to a potential mate for the first time. “Asim was moved to ZSL London Zoo as part of the European-wide conservative breeding program, and it was hoped that the two tigers would be able to breed in the future.” The two tigers were initially kept in separate, adjoining enclosures, where keepers allowed the two animals to “smell and react to each other.” The zoo acknowledged that while introductions of big cats are always considered “high risk,” experts had observed “positive signs” and deemed it to be the “right time” to introduce the pair. The keepers reported that the introduction of …

Lost City In South Africa Revealed In Further Detail Using Laser Technology

Billions of lasers directed at the ground in South Africa’s Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve have revealed a once thriving city lost to the centuries. The metropolis, known as Kweneng, is overgrown with scrubby vegetation from years of disuse, but in its prime it comprised around 800 homesteads and over 10,000 people. The city was at its peak between the 15th and 19th century, before civil wars led to its destruction and abandonment. Scientists have known about Kweneng since the 1960s, but the landscape was too thick with vegetation for proper examination. The research was first reported on months ago, but more details have come to light since then. Professor Karim Sadr of the University of the Witwatersrand and his team decided to …

Actress hits out at ‘ageist’ casting call

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNiamh McGrady rant over ad for ‘still attractive woman’ Does female beauty have an expiry date? That’s the question posed by a County Down actress whose online rant criticising casting companies for using “sexist and ageist” language has been viewed more than 150,000 times since she tweeted on Wednesday. ‘No’, overwhelmingly, was the response. Niamh McGrady was inspired to tweet after being invited to audition for a part in an advertisement, for which a casting director requested a woman “in her late 30s, still attractive”. McGrady, who has appeared in The Fall and Holby City, has since been praised for her comical assault on the entertainment industry. Image copyright Artists Studio Image …

Let It Out, Sweetie: Weekly Horoscopes, February 4-8 Betches

Aries This week is all about focus, Taurus. You’re going to be hit with a wave of productivity so hard you’ll be convinced you accidentally swapped out your daily vitamins for Adderall. Don’t question it, just ride it out. Try clearing out that to do list that’s been accumulating for weeks, or maybe get a jump start on some pre-spring cleaning. Whatever you do, don’t waste this sudden burst of energy. Once it’s gone, it’s not coming back. Time for some vulnerability, Gemini. This week will have you feeling the need to open up to those around you. Sure, bottling up your insecurities and hoping they just go away sounds like a good plan for the time being, but you’ll …

Former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres says she has skin cancer: I have put everything in Gods hands

MARIA MENOUNOS OPENS UP ABOUT HER BRAIN TUMOR “Today I have some sad news,” the Puerto Rican beauty queen captioned in English. “I have been diagnosed with skin cancer ‘melanoma’ from a big spot/mole I never paid attention to, even though it was new, it had been growing for years & had an uneven surface.” CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Torres said she was coming forward with her story in hopes of encouraging others to get themselves checked out before it’s too late. “If I can help anyone along the way based on my experience, it would be to tell you… PLEASE, never forget to take care of yourself,” she wrote. “If you see something or feel …

HMV reveals lists of stores set to close

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBBC Rewind looks back on the changing fortunes of the high street music retailer The administrators KPMG announced that the company’s flagship Oxford Street store in London, its first shop when it opened in 1921, is among the 27 outlets set to close. Canadian entrepreneur Mr Putman, 34, bought the retail chain Sunrise Records in 2014. He previously bought HMV’s Canadian business in 2017, expanding his small chain into a national operation with 80 outlets. Can anyone make HMV successful? HMV: The rise and fall of a music icon HMV: Did streaming cause retailer to fail? ‘Heritage brand’ Who is Doug Putman? First successful business venture – selling fresh local produce – …

Body seen in Emiliano Sala plane wreckage

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe search for answers A body has been seen in the underwater wreckage of the plane that was carrying footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson. A search on Sunday found the Piper Malibu plane on the seabed off Guernsey, almost two weeks after it went missing. The Air Accident Investigation Branch confirmed the sighting on Monday. Rescue teams are now developing a recovery plan for the plane, which is 67m (207ft) below water. The man who found it said it was “imperative” it was raised from the seabed soon. Image copyright Getty Images/David Ibbotson Image caption Emiliano Sala (left) was on board a plane being flown by pilot David Ibbotson The …

Conspiracy Theory: James Kennedy Got His Job Back At See You Next Tuesday Betches

As you all know, one of the main plot lines of this season of Vanderpump Rules is that James Kennedy got fired from SUR, meaning his See You Next Tuesday gig was taken away from him. Some say it’s because of his drinking problem and the fact that he lashed out at Katie. Others say it’s because Kristen Doute is the one who brought James into the show, and now that she’s third fiddle to her more entertaining ex, she’s obsessively trying to take him down. In my professional opinion, it’s a little column A and a little common B. But no matter the reason, the demise of See You Next Tuesday and the revolving door of Tuesday night programming …

Sarah Silverman Knocks Male Doctor For ‘S**tty’ Mammogram: ‘Wear F**king Gloves

In Silverman, 48, claimed the same doctor did exactly the same thing during their last appointment in 2018 — and that she raised her concerns with him both times, but to no avail. Check out Silverman’s full post here: Silverman said the doctor’s refusal to acknowledge her initial complaint was “obnoxious and probably a subconscious power thing if we’re getting deep.” was canceled in January. Check out the full text of her post here: RELATED COVERAGE Sarah Silverman Reminds 'Defeatist' Democrats That 'They F**king Won' Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

The Office Edition Of The 10 Year Challenge Shows How The Actors Lives Have Changed

Well time flies, not only in our daily lives but on the TV screens as well. Remember when Pam and Jim found out that they’re expecting a baby? Well in few months time, that will be 10 years ago. How did they look back then? How do they look today? We compiled a series of pictures where we compare the cast of The Office and how they’ve changed in 10 years. And it’s not only the beards that have appeared. Some things have disappeared… Like that infamous golden haircut that Ryan used to rock 10 years ago.  John Krasinski has been up to way much more than lifting weights, wearing tank tops and growing a beard. Today John is not …