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Kuwait Finance House Joins RippleNet for Improved…

“Kuwait Finance House is the first Kuwaiti bank to join RippleNet” writes Jp Buntinx for livebitcoinnews.com. RippleNet is the blockchain payments venture by Ripple.Moreover, it allows them to offer competitive and cheaper cross-border payments in the Middle East and beyond. “This is great news for the Kuwait Finance House, as it continues to add solid foundations to the major banking partnerships.This particular bank wants to achieve instant blockchain payments sooner rather than later. Source: livebitcoinnews.com Share This:

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Middle class people who take cocaine at dinner parties share some blame for inner city violence, minister warns

“Middle class cocaine users who take the drug at dinner parties should feel responsible for rising levels of teen violence and murders in inner cities, the Justice Secretary has said” writes Patrick Minford for telegraph.co.uk. David Gauke said the drugs trade was “strongly linked” to violent crime as he took aim at people who take the Class A drug in the safety of their own homes at suburban get togethers. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Bitcoin News Digest Sunday, May 27, 2018

Cryptocurrency Market Continues to Fall, Bitcoin Support Likely at $6,700 On previous reports, CCN emphasized that the price of bitcoin will likely fall to the higher end of the $6,000 region in the short-term. Over the past 24 hours, the bitcoin price has dropped by 2.5 percent, from $7,580 to $7,350, dipping below the $7,300 mark at one point.   Bitcoin is Still a Good Buy Even With Recent Losses According to Spencer Bogart Spencer Bogart, a blockchain venture capitalist has said that Bitcoin is still in the game despite…

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8 inspiring, young mental health activists you need to know about

“Those include educational talks about available services, a panel discussion hosted by mental health experts, and a “mental health fest” that featured student speakers, tables hosted by student groups, and yoga practice” writes Rebecca Ruiz for mashable.com. “That’s definitely something I think about a lot — advocating for mental health awareness support and treatment when I’m dealing with my own mental health recovery,” Regittko says.Bryant hopes The Mental Elephant gives people the opportunity to meet friends, learn basic facts about mental health, and reduce stigma.In the four years that Rothman,…

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The current agricultural system destroys our planet, makes us sick and harms farmers.

“And they learned how to link directly to conscious consumers willing to pay a fair price for more sustainably produced food” writes Otto Scharmer for huffingtonpost.com. As an economist, I have always believed that changing the economy starts with changing farming and food.Instead, these are paid for by society — through the ever-increasing costs of health care and health insurance.The same has been found for the U.K. A November 2017 study found the real costs of conventionally produced food in the U.K. are 100 percent higher than current market prices. Source:…

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Qualcomm to meet China regulators in push to clear $44 billion NXP deal: sources

“Qualcomm is likely to meet Chinese regulators before U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross arrives in China on Saturday, the sources briefed on Qualcomm’s discussions said” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “The degree to which the two sides are moving to resolve trade tensions clearly has an impact,” one source said.The company in April was forced to refile its China anti-trust application to clear the NXP deal, after talks reached a dead end.The deal has got a nod from eight of the nine required global regulators, with Chinese clearance the…

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Bahrain sees ‘no glimmer of hope’ for ending Qatar crisis soon

“Bahrain sees no resolution in sight to a diplomatic row between Qatar and its neighbors, which cut diplomatic and trade ties with the tiny Gulf Arab state nearly a year ago” writes Photo Mark Runnacles for cnbc.com. Bahrain’s foreign minister said Qatar was prolonging the crisis by taking its case to Western allies, instead of dealing with it inside the Gulf Arab bloc.Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt severed travel and trade ties with Qatar last June, alleging it was backing Iran and supporting terrorism. Source: cnbc.com…

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When buying a car, be strategic with your money. Here’s how

“But if a stock has a built-in loss, why not sell it, realize the loss and give the kids the cash?” writes Liz Weston for latimes.com. If the child really wants that particular stock, he or she can use the cash to buy it. The children would have to be mindful of the wash-sale rules that prohibit deducting a loss if a related party buys the same stock, but waiting 31 days would be enough to avoid that. Source: latimes.com Share This:

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This 35-year-old banker left Goldman Sachs to start a fintech inspired by his mother — 5 years later Goldman gave him £100 million

“After leaving Goldman, even during my time at Goldman, I was looking at fintech,” Ijaha told Business Insider” writes Oscar Williams-grut for businessinsider.com. Ijaha wouldn’t disclose the exact breakdown between debt and equity of Goldman’s £100 million investment but said the greater part is debt.Neyber, founded in 2014 and launched in 2015, partners with employers to let their staff borrow money at attractive rates.Neyber has lent over £70 million and now works with over 80 employers, including 10 NHS trusts, DHL and Anglian Water. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Casual attire can hurt business productivity: book

“But there is a growing sentiment that dressing down leads to a loss of productivity in the workplace” reports nypost.com. And Casual Fridays may also benefit employee morale and productivity. “Although the tendency to have casual dress in the business world has been increased, this is not to say that the change has been bad,” wrote Sarah Maloney Hughes of The Master’s College in a research paper from 2002. “Employees themselves are enjoying this alteration in the traditional corporate world. Source: nypost.com Share This:

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