Will Bitcoin Survive This Test?
Will Bitcoin Survive This Test?
Orioles Games Could Be Moved Because of Riots
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Since its inception, Bitcoin has survived several tests. In the beginning, came the user test. The digital currency passed it, as many companies and organizations began to accept Bitcoins as a medium of exchange. Politicians and investment bankers took notice. Bank of America price target on the virtual currency. Last December, Bank of France gave a strong warning concerning the risks of the virtual currency.
The postponement of Monday night’s Orioles game against the Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards because of the Freddie Gray riots put the team’s homestand in doubt. New baseball commissioner Rob Manfred suggested last night that the Orioles could play games elsewhere - possibly in Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.. As of late Monday evening no decision had been made regarding Tuesday’s game, but major consideration was being given to playing during the day at Camden Yards, due to the week long night curfew that was imposed yesterday in the city. An industry source told the Baltimore Sun that the club strongly prefers to find a way to play the games in Baltimore, before pursuing relocating to alternate locations.
Ultra-radical Islamic State insurgents have killed at least 2,154 people off the battlefield in Syria since the end of June when the group declared a caliphate in territory it controls, a Syrian human rights monitor said on Tuesday. The killings of mostly Syrians included deaths by beheading, stoning or gunshots in non-combat situations, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, urging the United Nations Security Council to act. "We continue in our calls to the U.N. Security Council for urgent action to stop the ongoing murder against the sons of the Syrian people despite the deafness of members to the screams of pain of the Syrian people," it said in a statement.
Hundreds of Catholic-school teachers and supporters gathered outside the San Francisco Archdiocese on Monday afternoon waving rainbow banners and preaching acceptance of gays and lesbians — all in protest of efforts by the archbishop to require employees to embrace church opposition to “homosexual relations,” “fornication” and other “gravely evil” sexual activities. This winter, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone unveiled a statement he wanted included in the employee handbook and the faculty contract for catholic schools in San Francisco, Kentfield and San Mateo clarifying that sex outside of marriage, homosexual relations, the viewing of pornography and masturbation are “gravely evil.” Since then, parents and others have protested and marched in opposition. Some students have quit the schools. Monday’s protest is believed to be the first with so many employees.
The national guard began rolling into Baltimore overnight in armoured vehicles, after a night of riots which prompted authorities to declare a state of emergency and to impose a week-long night curfew. Parts of town looked early Tuesday like a war zone, as buildings and cars were still burning and stores were in ruin after being looted and vandalised. At least 15 officers were treated in hospitals overnight following the violent clashes, and dozens of rioters spent the night in custody.
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says she’s cautiously optimistic the Supreme Court will rule in favor of gay marriage. Healey is planning to be in the courtroom Tuesday when the nation’s highest court hears oral arguments in four states’ same-sex marriage cases. “It’s my hope that the court will rule the right way … and allow people to marry the person they love,” Healey said in an interview with The Associated Press. “This is an issue that obviously I care deeply about, that this office has cared deeply about for a long time now.” Massachusetts has allowed gay marriages since 2004. It was the first state to legalize full marriage rights for same sex couples.