Café that charged a ‘man tax’ and gave women priority seating is going out of business

Handsome Her will close its doors after just two years of business amid criticism over its "man tax." (Handsome Her/Twitter) A lesbian-owned, vegan coffee shop in Brunswick, Australia, that made international headlines in 2017 for charging a voluntary 18 percent “man tax” will close its doors for good Sunday after less than two years in business. Handsome Her, which opened as […]

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Occidental offers $38 billion for Anadarko, topping Chevron

HOUSTON (Reuters) – Occidental Petroleum Corp on Wednesday started the first takeover battle for a major oil company in years, offering $38 billion for Anadarko Petroleum Corp, a bid that topped a $33 billion offer by Chevron Corp. Both suitors are offering a premium for Anadarko’s holdings in the Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico. The vast shale […]

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K-9 gets a face full of porcupine quills while chasing suspect

An Oregon police dog pursuing a suspect had a run-in with a porcupine that left him with more than 200 quills, mainly in the face. The Coos County Sheriff’s Office K-9 named Odin was called to the Barview area Saturday night to search for 29-year-old Devin Wilson, authorities said. Wilson, wanted on several felony warrants, had fled from a deputy […]

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Ripple’s role is to be a technology service provider, says Ripple’s Senior VP of Marketing

Cryptocurrencies and the world of digital assets in general, have made it a point to use their applications to solve real-world issues. One of the cryptocurrency giants in the news for the same reason is Ripple, the Brad Garlinghouse-led organization focusing on making the global payments system more efficient. In a recent interview, Monica Long, Senior Vice President of Marketing […]

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Upgraded PoW Protocol Gives Hackers a Run for Their Money

Upgraded PoW Protocol Gives Hackers a Run for Their Money There have been several 51 percent attacks on the proof-of-work (PoW) consensus protocol since it was first proposed a decade ago. Although the Bitcoin blockchain has never been hijacked due to the astronomical power of all computers within the network, the PoW used on other blockchain-based projects like Bitcoin Gold, […]

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Fentanyl could be classed as a ‘weapon of mass destruction’ in US to stem tide of deaths from opioid 100 times stronger than heroin

THE opioid Fentanyl could be classed as a "weapon of mass destruction" in the US, as part of a drastic bid to lower overdose deaths. The drug, which provides intense relief from severe pain, is said to be 100 times more powerful than heroin. The Department for Homeland Security now fears it has the potential to cause "mass casualty effects". […]

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Labour MP wrongly claimed a video showed 'Israeli soldiers attacking two kids' in fresh anti-Semitism crisis

LABOUR faced a fresh anti-Semitism crisis after an MP wrongly claimed a video showed Israeli soldiers attacking two kids. Grahame Morris re­tweeted the video, saying it showed Israeli troops “beating up Palestinian children for the fun of it”. But campaign group Labour Against Anti-Semitism immediately pointed out it was actually footage from 2015 of Guatemalan troops, branding Mr Morris “disgusting”. […]

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