Peter H

1,916 Added | 12 Magazines | 87 Likes | 9 Following | 41 Followers | @Crave2Carve | Sculptor. Art Furniture Creator. Actor.

Sierra Leone voters tune in for rare presidential debate

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Voters across Sierra Leone stayed glued to their radios and TVs deep into the night as candidates vying for the presidency of the West African nation faced off in the first ever debate to feature all the main candidates.

Disease

Nigeria’s lawmakers want to limit medical trips abroad for government officials

Medical trips abroad for government officials may soon become a thing of the past if Nigerian lawmakers have their way.<p>Over the years, public office holders in Nigeria have typically resorted to seeking medical treatment abroad. The most recent example came last year when president Muhammadu Buhari …

Africa

Iain M Banks's drawings of the Culture universe to be published in 2019

A final glimpse into the galaxy-spanning imagination of the late Iain M Banks is on the way in a collection of previously unseen drawings, maps and …

Coinbase Introduces a PayPal-like Merchant Solution for Cryptocurrencies

<b>Making cryptocurrency payments more convenient to use is a difficult task. Consumers often struggle to find platforms or shops accepting this form of</b> …

Digital Currency

Duckie Thot Is Still Bringing Her Own Damn Foundation to Shoots Because Makeup Artists Don't Carry Her Shade

You'd think a model who's appeared in major campaigns from designers like Moschino and Oscar de la Renta could expect makeup artists to be prepared with shades that work for her skin tone, but for rising star Duckie Thot, that's not the case. In a new cover interview with <i>ES</i>, the <i>London Evening</i> …

Oscar de la Renta

Bitcoin Uber-Bull Tom Lee Predicts a New Record High for July

Bitcoin may be well off its mid-December peak of $19,511, but it will be touching new highs again by July, according to Fundstrat Global Advisors …

Cryptocurrency

Michael Ian Black Sees A Deeper Issue Than Gun Control After The Florida School Shooting: ‘Boys Are Broken’

Comedian Michael Ian Black got frighteningly real with his commentary in the wake of the latest school massacre in Florida, in which 17 people lost their lives. The suspect, Nikolas Cruz, has subsequently been charged with murder after what appears to have been a painstakingly orchestrated plan …

Guns

Jacob Zuma resigns as South Africa's president

Embattled South African president announces decision to step down ahead of scheduled no-confidence vote against him.<p><b>Durban, South Africa</b> - Jacob Zuma, South Africa's embattled and controversial president, has announced his resignation in a televised address to the nation.<p>"I have to come to decision …

South Africa

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dies

Morgan Tsvangirai, the veteran Zimbabwean opposition leader who fought Robert Mugabe's regime for many years, died on Wednesday after battling against cancer, a party official said.<p>"It is sad for me to announce that we have lost our icon and fighter for democracy," Elias Mudzuri, one of the …

Morgan Tsvangirai

Liberia's new president orders review of concession agreements

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia's new President George Weah has ordered a review of concessions entered into by previous administrations, the presidency said in a statement on Wednesday.<p>Concessions generally cover government grants of rights, land or property.<p>The statement said a committee would …

George Weah

Before you join the moral panic about bitcoin destroying our environment, remember that cash could be a whole lot worse

Perhaps fuelled by deep frustration at not having jumped on the cryptocurrency bandwagon a few years ago, I’ve come to realise that people love …

Bitcoin

South Korea Won't ban Cryptocurrencies but Crack Down on Illicit Activty

<b>It seems another cryptocurrency shakeup will happen in South Korea. With exchanges imposing self-regulation, an interesting precedent is created. The</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Mining Costs More Electricity Than Houses, But it’s a Non-Issue

Analysts are concerned that Bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining centers are spending too much electricity, and that the process of verifying …

Renewable Energy

Is Bitcoin Back? Bitcoin Surges Most In Weeks as Litecoin Explodes Even Higher

<i>Article by Chris Morris Edited by CryptoClarified</i><p>Cryptocurrencies are recording their biggest gains in weeks after the president of the European …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin jumps back above $9,000

Bitcoin has shot back over $9,000 today for the first time since the beginning of the month.<p>The cryptocurrency rose more than 7.5 per cent to …

Cryptocurrency

One Billion Rising and thousands dancing

Women across the Philippines have danced en masse to emphasise the global issue of domestic violence. The annual mass dancing dubbed One Billion Rising is being held every Valentine’s Day and highlights the threat to women and children.<p>It was first launched in the Philippines in 2013.<p>More news on …

Philippines

Crypto Cash: The 4 Best Bitcoin Wallets for New Traders

Sure, these wallets aren’t traditional in the sense that they hold your license, cards and cash. Instead, these crypto wallets were designed to …

Cryptocurrency

Killing prompts return of Filipino workers

About 10,000 Philippines workers in Kuwait returned to their homeland after one of their own was found murdered. CNN's Lynda Kinkade reports.

CNN

In The Wake Of Rob Porter Allegations, Mormon Women Say Church Leaders Encouraged Them To Stay With Their Abusers

Nearly two dozen women told BuzzFeed News they went to Mormon church leaders after suffering abuse at home and were counseled to remain in their relationships. Some were warned their eternal salvation could be jeopardized if they left their violent partners.<p><b>As Jodi read</b> the news this week that a …

Mormonism

Jewish leaders hit out over Iceland’s plans to ban boys’ circumcision

Jewish leaders in Europe have slammed a draft law that proposes to ban boys in Iceland from being circumcised.<p>They say the outline legislation — set to be debated in Iceland’s parliament in the coming weeks — would be an attack on Judaism.<p>The proposal has been put forward by Progressive Party MP …

Europe

Sexualised atmosphere among aid workers in Haiti disturbed me

I was among thousands flown in after the 2010 quake, and was unsettled by the atmosphere<p>I arrived in Port-au-Prince a few days after the earthquake in 2010. I was a spokesperson for Save the Children and my job was to help set up an emergency communications team.<p>It was my first experience of a …

Penny Mordaunt

Bitcoin's Tragic Heroes: How Government Will Undermine Crypto Minions

Below are three key takeaways from our recent conversation with hedge fund manager and MacroVoices podcast host Erik Townsend.<p>"Once every 10 minutes …

Bitcoin

NBA coach Gregg Popovich says America is a 'racist country'

Gregg Popovich has never shied away from speaking his mind. So its no surprise that the legendary coach of the San Antonio Spurs, a winner of five …

Black Panther team accused of breach of copyright by British-Liberian artist

The team behind Black Panther, a new Marvel film featuring the first black superhero, has been accused of breach of copyright by British-Liberian artist Lina Iris Viktor.<p>The artist has claimed that her work was used without her permission in a music video for the film's soundtrack, 'All the Stars', …

Kendrick Lamar

'They Don't Want to Include Women Like Me.' Sex Workers Say They're Being Left Out of the #MeToo Movement

Like millions of others, Melony Hill took to social media last fall to say “me too.”<p>The 36-year-old Baltimore resident disclosed on Facebook and on …

Gloria Steinem

Governments Might Start Issuing Their Own Cryptocurrencies

With crypto mania sweeping the world, a handful of countries have stirred at the possibility of issuing their own virtual currencies based on …

Cryptocurrency

Microsoft Just Hinted at Support for Bitcoin Over Crypto-Forks

Internal experiments have yielded good results.<p>Microsoft has waded into the cryptocurrency debate. The tech giant, which supports Bitcoin for its …

Cryptocurrency

Fired police officer who refused to shoot suspect gets $175,000 settlement

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia police officer who was fired after he refused to shoot a man who had a gun has settled a lawsuit for $175,000.<p>The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia announced the settlement with the city of Weirton on Monday.<p>In the lawsuit, Stephen Mader said he did …

Justice

Ethereum may Introduce its own Identity Standards Rather Soon

<b>A lot of things are happening behind the scenes of Ethereum. While the scaling issues are being sorted, there is another project worth keeping an eye</b> …

Blockchain

Meghan Markle’s Twitter troll has profile suspended after mocking up pic of her as Cheddar Man with Prince Harry

A US politician who sparked outrage by trolling Meghan Markle on Twitter has had his account suspended. Republican Congressional candidate Paul …