Bitcoin Reverses Sentiment From 2018 – Outperforming Markets in 2019

Bitcoin has been in the news frequently in 2019 as its showed much promise. The emerging asset class came off a brutal year in 2018 and some called it the end to Bitcoins future. With the Bitcoin community being so large, this price action did not faze many people who still believed in the long-term value of Bitcoin. Industry followers and enthusiasts continued to label Bitcoin as “undervalued” and price deflating due to short-term news developments and uncertainties. In less than a year, Bitcoin fell from $19,783 in December 2017 to $5,500 in November 2018. After much scrutiny, Bitcoin was able to recover in what some are calling the “strongest recovery in market history.” The sell-off last year was hard to swallow, but many who were “dollar cost averaging” on the way down have done extremely well this year. Some of the developments that pushed down Bitcoin were:

Teachers’ Emotional Exhaustion

Not long ago, teachers had to face and deal with few challenging students in classrooms. Today, the rate of classroom disturbances has spread like a cancerous virus. What used to be exceptions became the rule of the day. Professional teachers’ academic status mission has shifted from teaching to filling up all kinds of holes in the education system created by clueless policy makers. Teachers are now spending more of their instruction time dealing with disruptive students who more and more arrive in school with neurological issues. Teachers are now expected to be trained and armed and serve as human shields. Meanwhile, disruptive behavior keep the student from learning and keeps those around the disruptive students from learning.

Israel News of the Week – Elections Coming Closer

The Greek Orthodox Church filed a new law suit against the Ateret Cohanim settler organization who claim ownership of three properties in the Arab Old City.  The purchased two Palestinian run hotels located near the Jaffa Gate and another building near the Herod gate. The Patriarchate claims that these places are part of the church heritage and only they can authorize their sale.

Vegan Cosmetics Market Looking Good

Vegan cosmetic products are produced using plant-based derivatives, extracts, ingredients and are not contain any animal ingredients or animal-derived ingredients. Vegan cosmetic products are very popular among young generation across the globe. In addition, various types of vegan cosmetic products such as makeup and color cosmetics, skin care, hair care, and others easily available in the market.

Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism? Discussion

The controversy over anti-semitism and anti-Zionism is connected to the opposition of Americans today to President Trump and the claims that President Trump is a racist. President Trump has accepted Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.  President Trump supports the annexation of the Golan Heights by Israel. People of America are claiming that President Trump and his rhetoric causes violence like the two recent incidents in Dayton Ohio and El Paso Texas. During the Obama administration there were also incidents of domestic terrorism.

Salvini Pulls the Plug, Plunges Italians to Fall Election

You can’t say he didn’t warn us.  Thursday, after a summer-long beach tour, right-wing Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, effectively pulled the plug on the Italian government.  Evidently on his instruction, his Northern League voted with the opposition in the Senate to stop his coalition partners in the populist Five Star Movement from blocking a high-speed rail link between Turin and Lyon.  Salvini, who also serves as one of the country’s Deputy Prime Ministers, had been toying with the idea since dominating the country’s elections to the European Parliament in May.

The Development of Human Organs in Animals Authorized in Japan

Japanese scientists will begin to try to make human organs in animals after receiving permission from the government for the first time in Japan’s history to conduct such studies. This controversial area of ​​research consists of implanting human stem cells called “iPS” in modified animal embryos. The stem cells are capable of producing any type of cell according to the part of the body in which they are implanted and can thus form the basis for the creation of a particular organ.

Iran’s Attorney General Opposes the Presence of Women in Football Stadiums

Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, the Attorney General of Iran Islamic Republic, once again opposed the presence of women in football stadiums, raising the question of what FIFA is doing. Iran’s AG has said in his remarks, “FIFA has no sympathy for Iranian women, and it’s resistance on allowing them to enter arenas and watch male footballers competing against each other, is a reflection of [the] enemy’s infiltration in Iran.”

Indian Prime Minister’s Remarks on Recent Developments in Kashmir

In a televised address Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi defended the government’s controversial decision to cancel special concessions in Kashmir. The Indian prime minister said Kashmir’s “new era” has begun. There has been no working mobile, telephone, and internet network since the announcement of the decision on Sunday. Pakistan has described India’s recent decision as a violation of international law.

California Attack; Four People Stabbed to Death, 2 Wounded by Man “Full of Anger”

A brutal series of stabbings and robberies in Southern California left at least four people dead and two seriously wounded on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. The blood-curdling incident occurred in southeast Los Angeles. According to police, robbery, anger and hatred seem to be the motivations of the suspect, who stole in several places and attacked people randomly.

Saudi and United States Officials Consult and Warn Iran

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have discussed the tensions in the Gulf region, and the US Department of Transportation has warned of possible disruption to commercial navigation in the region. The US State Department spokesman said the phone call “underscored the escalating tension in the region and the need for greater security for shipping lines to safeguard freedom of commercial navigation.”

Raids in Mississippi: 680 Illegal Alien Workers Arrested

United States Immigration agents arrested 680 mostly Latino immigrants not in the country legally, on Wednesday in raids at seven food processing plants in the southeastern part of the country, as part of  President Donald Trump’s measures against illegal migration. The raids in six Mississippi cities occurred on the same day Trump visited El Paso, Texas, where a gunman killed 22 people on Saturday after posting a racist ‘manifesto’ online in which he talked about fighting the ‘invasion’ of Hispanics in the country.

Putin’s Russia: What Will It Take to Change the Regime?

Russia has been having ongoing protests every weekend pertaining to the unfair candidate registration in the upcoming Moscow Duma elections. The police crackdown has been occurring every weekend. Unofficial leader of Russian opposition Alexei Navalny was arrested during one of the peaceful protests. In police custody, he reportedly had an ‘allergic reaction’ to an identified substance. Navalny was housed in the cell with five other inmates and none suffered allergic reactions.

Overcoming Racism in Religion and Secular Life

Racism is interwoven in life and it is hard to avoid racists not only in secular racist discrimination but also in religion.  Black Americans have fought against racism in America and are only now beginning to win their battle.  Martin Luther King led the black Americans as an American Baptist Minister until he was assassinated in 1968.  When your color is black it is difficult to hide it when seeking employment.

Texas Rep. Dustin Burrows Caught in Scandal – Will He Keep Quiet or Share What He Knows?

Recently, Michael Quinn Sullivan of the conservative group Empower Texans alleged that in a meeting that happened July 12 between him and Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and Representative Dustin Burrows (R – Lubbock), that Bonnen and Burrows offered “press credentials” to Sullivan if his group would target a list of people. Sullivan alleges that Bonnen then left the room, and this is when the list was read to Sullivan by Burrows, which included:

Success, Happiness and a More Meaningfull Life

Achieving Personal Success

What is an important key to achieving personal success? Before this question can be answered, we must define what we mean by personal success. Many of us equate personal success with power and financial success, and indeed we must have enough self-esteem and enough financial security in our lives to feel confident that we are meeting our necessary responsibilities, but in my definition of personal success we must view our lives in all of its varied aspects. That means attention must be paid not only to our work and our careers, but also to our personal needs–health, recreation, personal relationships and growth. In today’s fast paced environment, this takes a special commitment to dedicate ourselves to planning and balance.

Vaginal Odor: It’s Possible Causes and Simple Home Remedies

Does your vagina stink? Or worse: Has anyone ever told you that your vagina smells? Whatever the case, relax, because it’s not strange all. However, there may be something wrong if your vagina has a different odor than usual, and it may only be serving as an alert to you. Your vagina may stink because of various reasons. Well, you may have worn an underwear that does not allow it to breathe completely, perhaps your hormones are out of balance, or maybe you have contracted a fungal infection. Observing the following tips to keeping such embarrassments at bay.

Tunisian Ennahda Nominates Abdelfattah Mourou for Presidential Elections

Tunisia’s Ennahda has decided to nominate Abdel Fattah Mourou to run in early presidential elections. The decision to nominate Mourou, deputy leader of the movement, was made at a meeting of the group’s consultative council Tuesday evening. The elections are expected to be held on September 15. He was invited after the death of President Baji Kaid Essebsi last month.

Iran Requests UN Secretary-General Take Action on US Sanctions

The United States has linked part of the economic sanctions against Iran to the human rights situation there and has blamed the country’s foreign secretary for violating international treaties. The Treasury Department’s Foreign Assets Oversight Office said in a statement released on its website that it had amended the title of “Sanctions Regulations Related to Human Rights Violations in Iran” and sanctioned Iran’s metal industry sector for violations.

World’s Richest People Suffered Big Loss After Escalation in the US-China Trade War

The collective wealth of the 500 richest people in the world suffered a gigantic loss in a single day after the escalation in the US-China trade war. According to news sources, the biggest tycoons lost 2.1% of their fortune on Monday, equivalent to the $110 billion, after the biggest stock market fall following China devaluing its currency, the yuan.

Texas Police Apologize for Handcuffing and Pulling a Black Man Using a Rope

Texas police have landed in hot soup after a photo emerged of two police officers pulling along a black man using a rope. Galveston police have since apologized for the incident, which has caused outrage and criticism. “Disrespectful, degrading and inhuman.” This are some of the words that have been used to describe the actions of the two police officers from the local police department in the city in eastern Texas.

The NASA Curiosity Rover Discovers PVC-Type Object. Is There Pipe on Mars? (PHOTO)

An image recently returned to NASA by the Curiosity Rover appears similar to (for lack of a better description) PVC-style plumbing pipe found here on Earth. Is it evidence of an advanced civilization which went extinct somewhere in the deep history of Mars? The photo, reproduced and enlarged in the picture above, shows a distinctly pipe-like shape inconsistent with the surrounding rocks and unusual for its lengthy, rounded and ramrod-straight form and appearance. In other words, it doesn’t look like it belongs there.

New Study: Excessively Eating of “Ultra-Processed Food” Increases the Risk of Early Death

The latest research in Spain found that more “ultra-processed foods” are worse than ordinary processed foods. As the intake increases, the risk of death increases. If you eat four servings a day, the mortality rate will be increased by more than 62%.  In addition to containing high fat, high salt, high sugar, and low dietary fiber, ultra-processed foods may also contain preservatives, causing health concerns.

Mnuchin Declares China Currency Manipulator, Shakes Wall Street, Stirs Beijing to Retaliate

On Monday, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin put his mouth where the money was.  After China allowed the Yuan to fall to below 7 per U.S. dollar, its lowest rate in eleven years, Mnuchin, at the behest of the Trump administration, labelled China a currency manipulator.  The declaration opened yet another front in what is quickly becoming a total trade war between Washington and Beijing.  It also shook global markets and stirred China to hit back ten times harder.

Obama Urges Rejection of “Hate Language” From Any Political Leader After Shootings

Barack Obama, former US president, has asked people to “firmly reject” the language of political leaders “that feeds a climate of fear and hate or normalizes racist feelings.” In a statement posted on Twitter after the weekend attacks in Texas and Ohio, which left at least 31 people dead, Obama expressed condolences to the families of the victims and criticized leaders who “demonize those who don’t look like us, or suggest that other people, including immigrants, threaten our way of life or refer to others as subhumans or imply that American belongs to just one certain type of people.”

Great Progress in Talks Between Afghan Taliban and the United States

On the third day of the eighth round of talks between the United States and the Taliban in Qatar’s capital Doha, top US and Taliban sources confirmed that further progress had been made, but a peace agreement would be signed and announced later. It is not yet clear how many more days, weeks or months it will take to announce the success of the peace talks between the United States and the Taliban, but at the end of the third day, the two sides look promising.

Trump Pushes Venezuela’s Maduro to the Wall, Slams the Country with Fresh Sanctions

It is now even more evident that the push by the US to have Venezuela’s President Nicholas Maduro vacate office is still actively on. In the most recent move to frustrate Maduro’s administration, US President Donald Trump has imposed a total blockade on the state assets of the Venezuela government in the US. The move by Trump is most likely aimed at imposing a future total embargo on Venezuela. Before Venezuela’s inclusion on the list, the blockade of state assets in the US was only effective on; Cuba, Syria, Iran, and North Korea.

Asian Stock Market Affected After US Treasury Announced China as a Currency Manipulator

Shortly after the Chinese yuan’s exchange rate against the US dollar fell “breaking seven,” US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin issued a statement saying that the US government determined that China is manipulating the RMB exchange rate. This is the first time in 25 years that the United States has listed China as a currency manipulator.

Heavy Growth in Mobile Wallet Market

A mobile wallet is payment transaction facilities which allow businesses and individuals to carry out a transaction via mobile devices. Mobile wallets can store information related to debit and credit cards, reward cards to conduct secured and fast payment transaction of various items and services. In addition, mobile wallet allows consumers to make transactions while travelling from anywhere and anytime, as well as it enables to manage their accounts easily.

North Korea Now Accuses South Korea and the US. of Violating Peace Efforts as They Kickoff Joint Military Exercises

As joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea began on Monday, North Korea for the fourth time in less than two weeks fired “unidentified projectiles,” in a clear protest and opposition to Washington-Seoul military co-operation. North Korea on Tuesday said that US and South Korean joint military maneuvers were not only a violation of peace efforts on the Korean peninsula but also showed a lack of “political will “of the two countries to improve relations.”

3 Major DIY Tips to Whiten Your Teeth

One of the things that affect the self-esteem of an individual is how they look when speaking or failure to make a great first impression. Smile is one thing that can never go out of style and if you have oral health issues, there is a likelihood that you will not wear it often. In the long run, it may affect your self-esteem. It is therefore important to ensure that your teeth are at their best so that you do not hesitate from wearing your best smile.

New French Law to Enable Lesbians, Single Women Access to In Vitro Fertilization

France’s government under the stewardship of president Emmanuel Macron has drafted a law on bioethics. The law includes broadening the list of people who can have access to treatments such as artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization. Single women of any sexual orientation will no longer have to travel abroad to have children. The proposed law if passed would give them access for the first time to assisted reproduction medical techniques.

Reaction to Article 370 Termination; ‘Pakistan Stands with Kashmiris’

In India, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s government has announced that it is terminating its special status and powers given to Kashmir under the Indian constitution. India’s Home Minister, Amit Shah on Monday proposed the abolition of Article 370, signed by the President in the Rajya Sabha (Council of States) (the upper house of the Indian parliament), which has given Kashmir a semi-autonomous body.

How to Be Successful with LinkedIn Ads in 2019

LinkedIn has really evolved as a superior advertising platform, most especially in the last 2 years. In the last couple of months it has gotten better than ever. So if you are a business owner, would you consider using LinkedIn advertising for your business? When working with LinkedIn Ads it is really helpful to understand both the pros and the cons of the platform just to make sure you make the right decisions.

A Moment of Silence Free from Racism

Enough accusing people of racism.  Everyone is guilty of racism. The source of racism begins with the family.  The father and more so the mother favors their own children over everyone in the world. The family is the first racial unit.  The next racial unit is the national unit.  Each nation is devoted to protecting its own citizens and its borders need to be closed to some extent from people of the outside. Nations are built according to ethnic groups and religion. In each nation the majority rules the nation and the minority is suppressed to some extent. Rather than accuse others; take the blame.

Iran Seizes Third Foreign Tanker as Tensions Mount

After a relatively quiet couple of weeks, Iran upped the ante again this weekend.  State media reported that the Revolutionary Guard seized an Iraqi oil tanker, which it accused of smuggling fuel.  It is the third such vessel captured since July 13.  The move comes as tensions continue to escalate between the quarantined Islamic Republic and the western powers, particularly the United States.  A spokesman for the U.S. Navy, however, said they had no information to confirm the seizure.

Kashmir: Amid Tensions in the Valley, What India Expects

Amid intense speculation about what is going to happen in  Kashmir, Home Minister Amit Shah today held a long meeting with India’s national security adviser and intelligence chief. In the last ten days, an additional 50,000 troops have been deployed in Kashmir and after the removal of the pilgrims and tourists, there is panic in Kashmir. The local people from Srinagar say they are feeling ‘mental torture.’

Nine Shootings in Ohio, a Few Hours After El Paso Attack

Nine people were killed towards Sunday morning following a shooting in Dayton, Ohio, police said Sunday morning. The attack happened a few hours after a shooting in Texas, which led to a loss of 20 lives.  “The attacker is dead, there are nine others persons dead, and at least 16 others have been hospitalized due to the injuries that they sustained,” the police said on Twitter. Addressing a press conference earlier on Sunday, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley spoke of a larger number of 27 injured.

Opposition and Military Board Announce a Constitutional Agreement in Sudan

The pact will be sealed in the next 48 hours ending tense days with several protesters having lost their lives. The Forces of Freedom and Change (FLC, and the platform of political groups and civil movements) and the Transitional Military Board, which has held power in Sudan since last April, announced on Saturday the achievement of a constitutional pact. The agreement, which has been reached three months after the overthrow of Omar al Bashir, will govern the transition period.

Japan-Korea Trade Dispute Could Affect World Economy

The Japanese government cabinet has decided to exclude Korea from the list of “white countries” that can receive preferential treatment in trade control. As a result, the fierce confrontation between Japan and Korea becomes even more serious. The decree takes effect on August 28th. Korea is subjected to new export restrictions. The Japanese side explained that the decision was due to the lack of an export control system in Korea and security concerns.