CoinDesk, the blockchain media and events company, is partnering with New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) to sponsor "Blockchain Week New York City". The cluster of events will run from May 11th through May 17th, showcasing New York as a rising hub for blockchain jobs and innovation. "Blockchain Week New York City" will feature a series of events, anchored by headline event Consensus, as well as an industry Hackathon and a first-ever Blockchain Job Fair, free to any member of the public. Companies exhibiting at the job fair include IBM, Accenture, ConsenSys, Ripple, KPMG and Ledger. The purpose of the joint initiative is to not only boost blockchain-related employment opportunities in New York, but also establish New York City as a growing center for the blockchain community, said a statement from CoinDesk. Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen said, "New York City is home to many of the world's leading blockchain companies, as well as some … [Read more...] about CoinDesk announces ‘Blockchain Week New York City’
On 17 February, a 32 year-old man was found dead among dozens of aerosol cans - one being in his mouth - scattered around his flat in Manhattan, New York.Police later announced that he had apparently been inhaling the compressed substance within the cans, NY Post reported. This is what is commonly referred to as 'huffing'.Huffing is a general term used to describe "various types of inhalant abuse" according to American Addiction Centres. One of the active chemicals commonly found in aerosol cans is toluene, a toxic chemical that is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream and produces an excited and euphoric high.Inhalant abuse is most common among children and youths who cannot access other drugs, however it is not unique to this age group. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicated that about 527,000 people 12 or older reported using inhalants in 2015. The majority of these people were between the ages of 12 and 17.Huffing is split up into four different categories - liquids, … [Read more...] about What is ‘huffing’ and why did a 31 year-old man die from it in New York?
Katie Taylor will put her world title on the line as she attempts to unify the lightweight division in New York in April. The 31-year-old Irish fighter, who successfully defended her WBA title against American Jessica McCaskill in London in December, will meet IBF champion Victoria Bustos at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday, April 28. Taylor, who beat Anahi Sanchez in October to claim her crown, is determined to end the Argentinian’s near four-and-a-half-year reign on her return to Brooklyn, where she first fought in July 2017. She said: “Becoming unified champion is very important to me. Last year was great, but I’m not really one for looking back and it’s all about the next challenge. “I believe that winning my first world title as a pro is just the start of it. I want to fight all the other champions and unify the lightweight division. “Bustos is one of the longest reigning champions in women’s boxing, so I’m expecting a … [Read more...] about Katie Taylor to fight Victoria Bustos in New York
It is the biggest event celebrating the Year of the Dog in the bustling neighborhood of NYC's Queens borough 0SHARES Share Tweet Email Over 10,000 expected at Lunar New Year parade in New York. PHOTO: AFP NEW YORK: Over 10,000 spectators are expected to flood the Flushing Chinatown, one of the largest and fastest-growing ethnic Chinese enclaves in New York City (NYC), to watch the colorful Lunar New Year parade on Saturday. It is the biggest event celebrating the Year of the Dog in the bustling neighborhood of NYC’s Queens borough, where roughly two-thirds of the residents are from Asia. The annual hour long event features floats, dancing and traditional Chinese celebrations. Food is also a huge part of the festivities, with dumplings, spring rolls, rice cakes and fish topping the list. Afghan students celebrate Chinese New Year as cultural, educational ties deepen John Choe, director of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce (FCC), … [Read more...] about Over 10,000 expected at Lunar New Year parade in New York
A decision on possible criminal action over the death of a Sunderland man on holiday in the U.S. is expected by the end of the month. A police investigation - involving officers in both New York and Northumbria - was launched after the death of 21-year-old Shaun Dobinson on June 3, 2016, in the American city. Washington-born Mr Dobinson had worked as a trainee maintenance technician at Grundfos in Castletown for four years before moving to another job shortly before he died. An inquest into his death was formally opened at Sunderland Coroner’s Court in November 2016, at which city coroner Derek Winter confirmed police had been asked to investigate the circumstances of Mr Dobinson’s death. “As a result of those inquiries it is the case that the police have requested expert evidence,” he said. “It will not be possible for the inquest to proceed as the police inquiry is incomplete.” A pre-inquest review hearing heard a decision on criminal charges was … [Read more...] about Decision due soon on criminal charges over death of Sunderland man in New York