SOFIA (Reuters) - Anti-vaccine protesters tried to storm the Bulgarian parliament on Wednesday and briefly scuffled with police officers during a massive rally against coronavirus restrictions in downtown Sofia. Tensions rose an hour after about 3,000 people gathered in front of the parliament building, demanding the lifting of a mandatory health pass which they said trampled on their rights and was a back-door means of forcing people to get vaccinated. Protesters, many of whom arrived on buses for the rally, pushed back a police cordon around parliament and reached the front doors of the building. They stopped short of breaking in and called on lawmakers to come out and address their demands. Several people, including police officers, were injured during the brief clashes. Waving national flags and flags of the ultra-nationalist Revival party, which organised the rally, they chanted "Freedom" and "Mafia" and decried all measures against the virus. "I do not approve of … [Read more...] about Anti-vaccine protesters try to storm Bulgaria’s parliament
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The Australian Open (“AO”) is one of the year’s premier professional tennis events with a global viewership of nearly one billion viewers. This year, in partnership with Tennis Australia and Decentraland, the Australian Open is fully immersing itself in the world of NFTs and the metaverse. "We had over 812,000 people attend AO2020 - which was a record year for us. Numbers were understandably down in 2021, however we're seeing fantastic ticket sales in the lead up to AO2022. We're certainly seeing a drive from Melbournians to return to live sport and we can't wait to see hundreds of thousands of people back in the precinct enjoying the AO's festival of sport and entertainment," said Cedric Cornelis, Tennis Australia Chief Commercial Officer Metaverses such as Decentraland and Sandbox are virtual worlds where users can own, develop, and interact with digital land through their VR headsets or internet browsers. These crypto and … [Read more...] about The Australian Open Swings Into The Metaverse, Will It Be An Ace?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Ether prices climbed today, rising above $3,200 this afternoon and then staying above that level since then. The world’s second-most valuable digital currency by market value climbed to $3,263.35 around noon EST, CoinDesk figures show. Since that time, it has traded within a very tight range, fluctuating between roughly $3,200 and $3,265, additional CoinDesk data reveals. Following these latest price movements, several analysts offered their takes on the cryptocurrency’s recent volatility and its future prospects. [Ed note: Investing in cryptocoins or tokens is highly speculative and the market is largely unregulated. Anyone considering it should be prepared to lose their entire investment.] ‘A Strong Bounce’ “We saw a bounce in the broader digital asset market today,” said Brett Sifling, an investment advisor for Gerber Kawasaki Wealth & Investment Management . “Ethereum had a strong bounce off the … [Read more...] about Ether Prices Bounced Back Today—What’s Next For The Digital Currency?
PHUKET TOWN: Police have nabbed one Malaysian and three Thais suspected of a major credit card fraud and forgery operation. Lee On Chin, a 49-year-old Chinese Malaysian, and Kiattikorn Rakkaew, 33, were arrested Tuesday in front of Daeng Plaza Hotel on Phuket Rd while using credit cards to draw money from an ATM machine. Prajak Nalita, 32, was arrested the same day at the Poungpen Tour Co office in Poonphol Night Plaza, and the fourth suspect, 42-year-old Poungpen Budarkart, was arrested at her home on Yaowarat Rd. Pol Maj Gen Kongpol Suwannaraks, commander of the Phuket Provincial Police, said yesterday that the arrests were made following a police investigation, which was prompted by complaints from several banks and other local companies. “From the investigation we found out that this group of four were cooperating in these credit card activities, and using Poungpen Tour as a front for the operation. “The company was opened by Poungpen, who is listed as the company’s director. … [Read more...] about Four arrested for credit card offenses
New York (CNN Business) The stock market is like that old slogan for Timex watches. It takes a licking but keeps on ticking. Sure, it's been a rocky start to the year on Wall Street following a stellar 2021. The Dow is down about 1% and the S&P 500 has fallen 2%. Trading has been volatile. But the Dow and S&P are still each just 3% below their all-time highs. Tech stocks have had a bit more of a wild ride. The Nasdaq is down 5% in 2022 and nearly 8% under its peak, putting it closer to a 10% drop known as a correction. Yet every time it looks like stocks could be heading for an even steeper drop, investors come rushing back in to buy the dips. Traders have so far mostly shrugged off temporary concerns about inflation and the Federal Reserve getting ready to raise interest rates , as well as fears over the impact that the Omicron variant of Covid-19 may have on the economy. Earnings growth has remained strong in spite of these … [Read more...] about Here’s what could rattle the stock market this year
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Bitcoin and cryptocurrency prices have bounced back following a sell-off that wiped around $1 trillion from the combined crypto market— and after one closely-watched investor called the market bottom . Subscribe now to Forbes' CryptoAsset & Blockchain Advisor and discover hot new NFT and crypto blockbusters poised for 1,000% gains The bitcoin price, dropping this week under $40,000 per bitcoin for the first time since September has climbed to around $43,000—a rise of 5% over the last three days. The ethereum price has also rallied, adding almost 10% and boosting the price of its rivals Binance's BNB, solana and cardano. ADVERTISEMENT Now, legendary investor Bill Miller has revealed 50% of his net worth is held in bitcoin and related crypto investments—branding bitcoin an "insurance policy against a financial catastrophe." Sign up now for the free CryptoCodex —A daily newsletter for the … [Read more...] about Legendary Investor Reveals Huge Bitcoin Bet As The Price Of Ethereum, BNB, Solana, Cardano And XRP Suddenly Soar