TIGER King’s Carole Baskin has described herself as “purring like a bobcat rolling in catnip” after launching her own $CAT coin to rival Elon Musk and Dogecoin. Baskin launched the $CAT "purr-ency” on Tuesday as she voiced concerns about “the volume of US dollars that are being printed and distributed with nothing to back them up.” “I like the idea of putting the power of money in the hands of the people, rather than banks and governments,” she added in a statement posted to Big Cat Rescue’s website. Baskin’s new cryptocurrency will allow fans to buy merchandise or online experiences from her Big Cat Rescue center in Florida from $5. She claimed in a tweet that the new $CAT coin “is not a currency for investment.” Instead, she says it “is a purrency of our fans to show love for the cats” and will act as a fan token for supporters of her sanctuary. Baskin added that there are future plans for a "big cat metaverse for virtual visits with the cats." The statement … [Read more...] about Tiger King’s Carole Baskin launches $CAT coin in crypto war with Elon Musk and Dogecoin
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Polling stations have closed on an election day that could have profound implications for the future of the United Kingdom and the Labour Party. Dubbed Super Thursday, the polls closed at 10pm in the largest test of political opinion outside a general election in nearly 50 years. The future of the Labour Party and the state of the union are two of the main issues at play. In Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon's SNP is hoping for an overall majority, which she said she will see as a mandate to hold a second independence referendum, which risks splitting up the United Kingdom. Voters in Wales were voting for their national representatives in the Senedd, with Mark Drakeford hoping to maintain Labour's grip - although he could be forced to forge a new coalition to remain as first minister. Advertisement In England, people were not only voting in local council elections but also mayoral contests and for police and crime commissioners. For Labour, the … [Read more...] about Elections 2021: Polling stations close on a day that could have big implications for Labour and future of the UK
"My child is not a lab rat." The words are from a 25-year-old woman, Susan, and they're in reference to her three-year-old twin girls. While she speaks to DW, her eyes flicker between them as they begin to meander away — first together, then in different directions — in a large, open park in Bonn, Germany. "It just hasn't been tested enough," Susan insists. "A few months [of testing]? That isn't safe." So no, she says. Her kids are not getting vaccinated against COVID-19. And she isn't, either. Her husband had to, and she didn't like that. At a nearby playground, another mother, who does not want to share her name, feels very differently. "I'd vaccinate them. If it were allowed, or doable, then definitely." Her 12-year-old daughter, she says, has had two different kids in her classroom get COVID-19. That led to a two-week quarantine — each time. "That's where you realize it affects them too." At some point in the coming weeks, the European Medicines Agency is expected to … [Read more...] about COVID: How many parents will actually vaccinate their kids?
A DEAFENING invasion of cicadas is expected to bombard the East Coast of the United States, after the critters have lain dormant for 17 years. A particularly loud breed of the winged insects will soon swarm out from their long slumber in up to 15 different states. These include Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, as well as Washington, D.C. Brood X, or the Great Eastern Brood, is a variety of periodical cicada, USA Today reported . Unlike greenish, annual cicadas, periodical cicadas have black bodies and bold red eyes. They were unique to North America. Brood X was known for the critters' deafening buzz, which was described as sitting between a "buzz" and a "rattle". John Cooley, an entomologist (insect scientist) at the University of Connecticut, acknowledged that most people didn’t realise the bugs were “always there”. They lived … [Read more...] about Deafening invasion of ‘head-splitting’ cicadas to bombard East Coast after 17-year hibernation
Billionaire Bill Gates gave estranged wife Melinda almost £1.4billion in shares on the day the couple went public with their divorce. The shares were gifted from Cascade Investment, a company controlled by Bill Gates to manage the proceeds of his Microsoft stock sales and dividends. On Monday, the company transferred more than 14million shares in Canadian National Railway and over 2.9 million shares in AutoNation, the largest US chain of car dealerships, to Melinda, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The transfers, with a combined value of about $1.8billion, were made just hours after the pair unexpectedly announced their separation after 27 years of marriage on twitter. It's since transpired that Melinda filed the court documents, two years after admitting married life was "incredbily hard". The deal is understood to be part of a separation agreement put in place by Mr and Mrs Gates who did not sign any prenuptial agreements at the time of … [Read more...] about Bill Gates gave Melinda almost £1.4bn worth of shares on day couple announced divorce