Maruti reports 22 pc drop in May sales at 134641 units

first_imgNew Delhi: The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India on Saturday reported a 22 per cent decline in sales at 1,34,641 units in May. The company had sold 1,72,512 units in May 2018, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement. Domestic sales declined by 23.1 per cent to 1,25,552 units as against 1,63,200 units in the year ago month, it added. Sales of mini cars comprising Alto and WagonR stood at 16,394 units as compared to 37,864 units in May last year, down 56.7 per cent. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documentsSales of compact segment, including models such as Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno and Dzire, were down 9.2 per cent to 70,135 as against 77,263 units earlier. Mid-sized sedan Ciaz sold 3,592 units as compared to 4,024 units in the same month a year ago. Sales of utility vehicles, including Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and Ertiga, were down 25.3 per cent to 19,152 as compared to 25,629 units in the year-ago month. Exports in May were down by 2.4 per cent at 9,089 units as against 9,312 units in the corresponding month last year, the company said. Also Read – World suffering ‘synchronized slowdown’, says new IMF chiefMeanwhile, auto major Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) on Saturday reported 3 per cent decline in total sales at 45,421 units in May. The company had sold 46,848 units in the same month last year, M&M said in a statement. In the domestic market, sales were down 1.7 per cent to 43,056 units last month compared to 43,818 units in May 2018. Exports dropped by 21.9 per cent to 2,365 units as against 3,030 units in the year-ago month. In the passenger vehicles segment –which includes UVs, cars and vans –it sold 20,608 vehicles in May this year, against 20,715 vehicles in the same month last year. In the commercial vehicles segment, the company sold 17,879 vehicles as against 18,748 units earlier. In the medium and heavy commercial vehicles segment, M&M sold 637 vehicles for the month. “While consumer sentiment and demand continued to be subdued during the pre-election phase, our focus has been on correcting the channel inventory,” said Rajan Wadhera, President, Automotive Sector, M&M Ltd. “Now, with a stable government at the centre and the forecast of a near normal monsoon, we hope to see an improvement in consumer sentiment over the next few months,” he added.last_img read more

Chair of LCBO to step down at end of August Ontario government

first_imgTORONTO – Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government says the chair of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario will step down at the end of the month after less than a year in the job.In a news release issued Friday evening, Finance Minister Vic Fedeli says Ed Clark will resign his post at the Crown corporation on Aug. 30.Clark took on the job in January under the previous Liberal government, earning a symbolic salary of $1 per year.The corporation, in charge of the sale of alcoholic beverages across the province, had also been tasked under the previous government with the sale and distribution of recreational marijuana once it becomes legalized in October.But those plans were plunged into uncertainty amid published reports that the province would allow private sector sales of the recreational drug.Premier Doug Ford has not confirmed or denied the reports, saying only that an announcement would come later.Clark, a former TD Bank CEO, had served as former premier Kathleen Wynne’s business adviser starting in 2015 and also worked on the province’s bid to land the new Amazon headquarters.“Mr. Clark has demonstrated true leadership and a dedication to public service. Our government has appreciated the advice and support he has provided over the last few weeks on a number of files,” Fedeli said in the written statement.last_img read more

Mother of Palestinian Infant Murdered in Arson Attack Succumbs to Injuries

Rabat – The mother of the Palestinian 18-month-old toddler who was burned to death in an arson attack last month by Israeli settlers in the West Bank died on Monday. Riham Dawabsheh, 28, the mother of Ali Dawabsheh, is the third victim to die of the attack after her husband succumbed to his injuries one week after the attack.Suspected Jewish extremists set fire to the Dawabsheh home in the village of Duma on July 31, killing baby Ali on the spot. The infant’s parents and his four-year-old brother were also injured when the father reportedly saved the life of his wife and the 4-year-old, but couldn’t make it to Ali. Nasser Dawabsheh, Riham’s brother-in-law, told Anadolu Agency by phone that doctors in Israel’s Sheba Medical Center, where she had been receiving treatment, had announced Riham’s death at dawn, adding that his sister’s funeral will be in Duma. “Riham has left us forever, following her family,” he told Anadolu Agency. “We will miss her; her orphaned son will miss her,” he said.  “May Allah have mercy on her soul.”At a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas in Cairo after the attack, Arab foreign ministers agreed to call upon the United Nations to protect Palestinians from “terrorist crimes” by Jewish settlers. read more

Malaysian leader says Chinabacked rail project too costly

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says that a multi-billion-dollar rail link project backed by China would “impoverish” the country, saddling the government with excess debt for the next 30 years.Since winning a historic vote last May, Mahathir’s government has axed or reviewed large-scale infrastructure projects to rein in surging national debt that it blames mostly on corruption in the previous government.But there is confusion over the status of the $20 billion East Coast Rail Link. Mahathir’s comments Tuesday suggested it might be cancelled.Mahathir said the government “just cannot pay” as the project cost could exceed 100 billion ringgit ($24.3 billion). He said paying compensation would cost less.A Chinese government spokesman in Beijing said the project was agreed to “on the basis of mutual respect and equality.”The Associated Press read more

Alberta economy doing better than expected in June forecast TD economists note

The Canadian Press CALGARY — Economists at TD Bank say they are looking at upgrading their Alberta growth expectations for 2019 as signs point to a more robust than expected recovery from the effects of extreme heavy oil price weakness in late 2018.The bank suggested in a forecast in June that the province’s economy would grow by a “paltry” 0.5 per cent this year and a slightly better 2.1 per cent next year.It said the province’s mandated oil production curtailments had worked to strengthen heavy oil prices in early 2019 but business and household spending remained hampered by concerns around medium-term energy investment.In its update report, however, it says the provincial economy appears to have started growing again in recent weeks, based on rising oil exports by pipe and rail, stronger wholesale and manufacturing shipments and a jump in small business confidence.It also cites an improvement in the jobless rate and positive population growth, along with more upbeat trends in Alberta’s stalled retail sales and housing sectors.The economists stop short of an immediate upgrade in their forecast, however, noting the volatility of regional statistics and the newly elected provincial government’s likely move to restrain spending.“All in all, recent encouraging data have added credence to the view that economic growth in Alberta is gaining some traction,” the report says.“While a continuation in this momentum would set the stage for a forecast upgrade, we remain cautious for now.” read more

Falling gas prices slow December inflation to 15 Statistics Canada

Gas prices are shown at a gas station in Beaverton, Ont., on Saturday Dec. 20, 2014. Falling Canadian pump prices last month played a big role in slowing the country’s annual inflation rate to 1.5 per cent in December compared with two per cent in November. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ives by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 23, 2015 6:33 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Falling gas prices slow December inflation to 1.5%: Statistics Canada OTTAWA – The collapse in oil prices slowed Canadian inflation in December as falling pump prices helped decelerate the annual rate to 1.5 per cent, a drop from its two per cent perch the month before.On Friday, Statistics Canada’s latest consumer price index found gasoline prices in December fell 16.6 per cent compared with the year before, following November’s year-over-year decline of 5.9 per cent.The broad transportation category, which included gasoline, stood as the lone decliner as cheaper gas weighed against rising prices in seven of the report’s eight major categories compared with a year earlier.The data represented the latest example of how the rapid decline of oil prices has made an impact on Canada.The Bank of Canada stunned the country Wednesday by unexpectedly cutting its trend-setting interest rate by a quarter percentage point to 0.75 per cent. It based its decision as a response to the weakening effect of low crude prices on inflation.Due to the oil-price plunge, the central bank also slashed its projections for the inflation rate in 2015.It predicted inflation to temporarily dip below one per cent in 2015 — under the bank’s target range — before climbing back up to two per cent in the second half of the year.The oil-price collapse also prompted the federal government to take the unusual step of delaying its budget until at least April, so it could weigh the effects on Canada’s bottom line.The Statistics Canada report Friday found gas prices fell 9.8 per cent, month-over-month, between November and December and slid 24.6 per cent between June and December.“A further decline is expected in January as pump prices plunged again in that month,” National Bank senior economist Matthieu Arseneau wrote in a note to clients Friday.The survey also measured Canada’s core inflation rate, which excludes some volatile items such as gasoline and is carefully monitored by the central bank, sped up slightly in December to 2.2 per cent. The core rate was 2.1 per cent for November.The central bank aims to keep the core measure as close to its ideal two per cent target as possible.Dropping gas prices counteracted December gains in other areas.Statistics Canada said some of the biggest year-over-year price increases for specific goods included natural gas at 16.5 per cent, meat at 13.1 per cent and cigarettes at 11.4 per cent. All three also saw major gains in November.Looking at the provinces, inflation readings for December slowed on a year-over-year basis in every province, except for Manitoba, where inflation accelerated to 1.5 per cent from 1.1 per cent in November.Prince Edward Island was the only province that registered a drop in consumer prices compared with the year before, with a decline of 0.4 per cent.On a seasonally adjusted month-to-month basis, Statistics Canada’s report said prices overall fell 0.1 per cent in December, after dropping 0.2 per cent in November.Statistics Canada also said Friday that retail sales in November rose by 0.4 per cent to $43 billion.The agency said the increase was led by a 13.4 per cent increase in sales at shoe stores and a 4.9 per cent gain at clothing stores. Meanwhile, sales at beer and liquor stores fell 0.5 per cent and grocery stores saw a drop of 0.4 per cent.Jimmy Jean, a senior economist with Desjardins Capital Markets, called the rise in retail sales a “surprise” and the described the regional differences as particularly “telling.”In a note to clients, Jean pointed to the more-robust sales registered in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia, while declines were seen in the energy-rich provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.Follow @AndyBlatchford on TwitterNote to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version incorrectly stated the drop in gasoline prices. read more

Windler has 31 points Belmont beats Samford 9993 in OT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Dylan Windler scored nine of his 31 points in overtime to help Belmont remain undefeated, beating Samford 99-93 on Thursday night.Windler drilled a trey and followed with a tip-in for a 90-86 lead with 2:24 remaining in the extra period. He slammed home a dunk to go ahead 98-93 with 17 seconds left.Belmont (6-0) led 43-39 at the break and pushed that to a 70-57 advantage with 9:51 remaining before the Bulldogs came roaring back. Samford’s Kevion Nolan made a 3-pointer from the baseline as time expired to tie the game at 82-82 and send it into the extra period.Windler, who also pulled down 11 rebounds, hit 11 of 20 field-goal attempts and 6 of 9 free throws. Nick Hopkins was 6 of 8 from long range for 21 points and Caleb Hollander added 16 points with eight rebounds and four steals.Ruben Guerrero had 20 points and 12 rebounds for Samford (7-2). Myron Gordon led the scoring for the Bulldogs with 22 points. Josh Sharkey added 21 with six assists and three steals.The Associated Press read more

Ohio State holds off Illinois 6255 to end 4game skid

Senior guard Aaron Craft (4) goes up for a layup. OSU won against Illinois, 62-55, Jan. 23. Credit: Kaily Cunningham / Multimedia editorA win’s a win.For the No. 17 Ohio State Buckeyes, that’s all that really matters after beating Illinois, 62-55, to put a stop to a four-game losing streak.“We try to do our best to put the losing streak behind us. This game wasn’t about that. It was about trying to come out and find a way to be better than Illinois and that’s our only goal in this game,” senior guard Aaron Craft said after the win. “We wanted to find a way to get better before this game in practice and watching film and we were able to do that. We were a tougher basketball team down the stretch than we have been, and that’s what matters.”A three-point play by junior forward LaQuinton Ross followed by a 3-pointer by senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. (his fourth of the game) and free throws down the stretch helped secure the win for OSU.“I think it was just everybody being connected tonight. I think we had…it was a lot of togetherness tonight. You see guys jumping up and down, you see fans jumping up and down. We was able to get our crowd into it. It felt good to be playing back at home, too. Having that support for you from the crowd,” Ross said. “I think it was just a group effort tonight, everybody did what they had to and pitched in.”Both teams struggled offensively early on, combining to make just five field goals in the opening nine minutes of play.Smith Jr.’s second 3-pointer of the game gave OSU the lead, 24-23, with 57 seconds remaining in the first half, but a dunk on the other end by Illini junior center Nnanna Egwu helped give Illinois the lead at the break.The Buckeyes had as many field goals (seven) as they did fouls in the first half.OSU was able to gain momentum in the second half thanks to a 9-0 run that was topped off by a 3-pointer by junior forward Sam Thompson. That gave the Buckeyes the lead, 40-34, aided by four turnovers in six possessions by the Fighting Illini.Illinois (13-7, 2-5) would not go away quietly though, as it would make back-to-back 3-pointers to stay in the game.Craft would answer with a 3-pointer shortly thereafter, but two baskets by Illinois redshirt-senior guard Joseph Bertrand and a layup by junior guard Tracy Abrams tied the game at 46.Ross would bury a three from the wing, though, and a steal by Smith Jr. lead to a layup by junior guard Shannon Scott that gave OSU a five-point advantage with 3:31 left.The Buckeyes (16-4, 3-4) were able to make enough plays late to hold off Illinois for the win.“I’m just so excited for my team right now. Got a chance to see guys smiling and I miss that,” Smith Jr. said after the win. “As a senior on this team, obviously you want to see your team smiling as much as possible. I can tell you, prior to this game there was no smiles, there was no laughter. There was none of that. Guys were kind of in their shell. And now I feel like everybody’s out now and I’m just looking forward to going forward and playing the next game with a lot of confidence.”Ross led the way for OSU with 18 points, but Smith Jr. wasn’t far behind with 16 of his own. Craft finished with 11 points, six rebounds and five assists.“I think this. Did we play perfect? No, we did not,” OSU coach Thad Matta said. “The thing I liked was I loved our energy on defense. I thought we played extremely hard. I thought we got back to rotating, seeing things the way we need to see them. And that was something going in…you know offensively, first half I’m just like, ‘here we go again.’ When (junior center) Amir (Williams) missed the dunk I’m like ‘maybe this isn’t supposed to be.’ But to the kids credit they had a different look in their eye down the stretch and give the (Schottenstein Center) a ton of (credit). I mean that crowd was as energetic as it could be and really helped us.”Bertrand scored 19 for Illinois in the loss.Next up, the Buckeyes are set to host Penn State (9-10, 0-6) Wednesday at the Schottenstein Center. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. read more

Planning for Brisbanes theatrical future

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram While the performing arts scene in Brisbane is thriving, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) CEO John Kotzas is concerned about catering to future growth. “I can see the appetite in South East Queensland for the performing arts is enormous, and as our city is maturing I can see that there are a lot of opportunities,” said Mr Kotzas.The dialogue has gained momentum following Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s announcement last month of plans to fund a study over the next 12 months looking at the demands across the sector. Part of the $3 billion Queens Wharf development, a consultant, who is yet to be appointed, will investigate the size and features of the city’s next live venue, along with the appropriate location.Though South East Queensland is being serviced well at the moment, looking at Brisbane’s current population, Mr Kotzas says Queensland is on a trajectory to have a fairly significant population growth by 2030, and that a 1,500-seat theatre would be the most appropriate choice. “I’ve not done a formal study personally on this, but when I look around and I see the number of smaller theatres throughout Brisbane and South East Queensland, the obvious thing that our sector needs is a theatre that sits somewhere between the Playhouse (800) and the Lyric Theatre (2,000),” he explains.While the CEO admitted a number of smaller theatres are faring well currently, he also emphasised that the sector should be aspiring for growth. Though he admits a 2,000-seater would be too much of a stretch, keeping in mind the audience’s experience. “If you’re an audience member, you want to be in a theatre that’s fairly full and that you’re feeling that you’re a part of a theatre community that enables you to have a very good theatrical experience. “So a 1,500-seater – that, I imagine, feels like the natural growth for the whole of the sector in South East Queensland.”However a number of people disagree with Mr Kotzas’ proposal, including La Boite theatre’s Todd McDonald, Queensland Theatre Company’s Sue Donnelly and Brisbane Arts Theatre’s Ruby Foster, who all argue what the city is missing is an intimate 500-seat theatre. But Mr Kotzas is convinced the study will determine his solution to be the right one.“When I look at the capacity of QPAC at the moment, we’re now at 82 per cent occupancy – we’ve got 1.4 million attendance,” he said.“I can see there’s a demand coming in the future and the number of people that want to attend the theatre will be at a level where one big venue cannot accommodate that, nor can the existing little theatres combined together.”last_img read more

Holidays Can Be A Killer For Pets

first_imgPoinsettia are beautiful and can be trimmed back to keep year round, but the leaves from this plant can irritate and damage your dog’s mouth and stomach, and often cause nausea and vomiting. Twin Cities Veterinary Clinic Debbie Dominic: “Clinical signs of chocolate poisoning include hyperexcitability, because of the caffeine content, nervousness, vomiting, diarrhea.” Twin Cities Veterinary Clinic Debbie Dominic: “They can get symptoms like they are drunk, they are staggering.” English Ivy can be dangerous to humans as well since it is toxic all around and can also cause dermatitis and skin inflammation if handled improperly. For dogs, ingesting the leaves of this plant is the most dangerous part and can cause loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Dogs can also experience dermal reactions like blistering, redness or swelling if they come in contact with it. Many seasonal plants are very dangerous when ingested by animals. Decking the halls with holly for Christmas is tempting,  and while it’s sharp leaves and bitter taste will keep most dogs away from it those who do take a nip can get in trouble fast. Holly can be pretty toxic if ingested, even in small doses. Ingesting mistletoe can be very dangerous for your dog since it is very toxic because it has multiple toxic substances which can cause severe stomach pain, drop in blood pressure and breathing problems. In larger amounts, mistletoe can also cause seizures or even death.center_img Dominic suggests letting the animal vomit to get the toxin out of it’s system, and if it doesn’t appear to be recovering quickly, take it to the veterinarian for more aggressive treatment. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享With the distractions of friends, family, and festivities, many pet owners aren’t keeping a close eye on their fur babies – and that can turn deadly when pets decide to have a festive party of their own. Amaryllis is also pretty toxic to dogs, creating stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy and even tremors. Story as aired:Audio PlayerDorene-on-holidays-can-be-a-killer-for-pets.mp3VmDorene-on-holidays-can-be-a-killer-for-pets.mp300:00RPdlast_img read more

SEC commissioner isnt exactly pleased with settlement over Elon Musk tweets

first_img Car Industry 50 Photos Review • Tesla Model 3 Review: Performance trim Tags Elon Musk Preview • 2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance: The future, quicker Enlarge ImageElon Musk appeared pretty happy after leaving federal court in April, even though he’s still subject to oversight on some potential tweet material. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Elon Musk and the US Securities and Exchange Commission may have finally quashed their beef, with Musk avoiding a contempt charge, but that doesn’t mean every SEC commissioner is on board with the final deal.Musk and the SEC reached an agreement Friday over what public statements require legal oversight before posting. Yet, a statement from SEC commissioner Robert Jackson shows that there is some dissent within the group’s ranks.”Given Mr. Musk’s conduct, I cannot support a settlement in which he does not admit what is crystal clear to anyone who has followed this bizarre series of events: Mr. Musk breached the agreement he made last year with the Commission — and with American investors,” Jackson said Tuesday in a statement.The settlement, which was publicized shortly after both parties asked a federal judge for an extension in negotiations, added clearer and more enforceable language regarding what Musk can and can’t tweet without requiring the green light from a securities lawyer. The agreement, which can be read in full below, forbids Musk from oversight-free public comments (read: tweets) about production or delivery numbers, comments on the company’s financial health, new lines of business unrelated to current lines of business and more. Musk first ended up in hot water with the SEC after his infamous “funding secured” tweet, in which he claimed Tesla had secured the dough to go private at $420 per share. That never happened, and the SEC eventually filed a lawsuit against Musk, alleging securities fraud. That happened late in 2018, but Musk again found himself in the SEC’s crosshairs in early 2019, after the SEC alleged a couple tweets about production numbers were enough for a contempt charge. Last week’s settlement means Musk has avoided the charge, but that doesn’t mean the SEC won’t keep a watchful eye on his Twitter account for a long time to come. 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Post a comment 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Tesla Model 3 barrels through the snow in Track Mode More From Roadshow 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 0 Tesla Share your voice More about 2018 Tesla Model 3 Performancelast_img read more

VIDEO CNN anchor and diehard Eagles fan Jake Tapper calls Patriots a

first_img Advertisement Jake Tapper and CNN have been engaged in a media war with the Trump administration for the last year, but now the news anchor – a Philly native and die-hard Eagles fan – has made a new enemy. All of New England.During a talk-back appearance with Brooke Baldwin to discuss the government shutdown, Tapper told the touching story of how he and his father attended the NFC Championship win over the Vikings. When asked to look ahead to the Super Bowl matchup with the Patriots, he just came right out and called New England “a cheating team,” asserting the claim was supported by investigation.Despite his claims, Pats fans will call this Fake News and Brady slander. Either way, Tapper probably shouldn’t do any live hits in Southie anytime soon.Forget about TRUMP, @JakeTapper is FINALLY speaking truth to power on THE most important issue of the day: “The @Patriots are cheaters, @BrookebCNN. The Patriots cheat. This is just a fact as established by investigations. They’re a cheating team” 🦅 https://t.co/nGVqxfJZUv— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) January 22, 2018last_img read more

Inside the Vegas nightclub that launched its own cryptocurrency

first_imgDistributed celebration.Image: Andrew Dang/more las vegasBy Jack Morse2018-08-16 00:55:26 UTC It’s 11:15 p.m. on a Friday night and a man in a white button-down shirt named Joey just ordered me a shot of Fireball. It’s a little hard to hear him over the music blasting from the other side of the velvet ropes, but the club’s director of services leans in close to make sure I can hear him. “Excellence and hospitality in the crypto world,” Joey says in response to my request that he describe just what, exactly, is going on here. I’m sitting on a spacious couch in a private club, inside of another nightclub, inside of a casino, and we’re discussing Las Vegas’s first cryptocurrency nightclub: MORE Las Vegas. Launched in April by Peter Klamka — a man known for, among other things, his involvement with The Legends Room gentlemen’s club which allowed patrons to tip performers in bitcoin — the nightclub comes with all the trappings of a typical VIP Vegas destination. There’s the $250,000 bottles of champagne, high-heeled cocktail waitresses, and view of the Bellagio fountains that’s to die for. Unlike every other club in Las Vegas, however, this one has its own cryptocurrency — a currency you need to HODL to even get through the front door. Party through the Crypto WinterIt has not been a good year for the price of cryptocurrency. Bitcoin and ether are way down from their late 2017 and early 2018 highs, and most altcoins have fared significantly worse. Meanwhile, in the background, ICOs are revealed as scams at a disturbingly regular clip, and the SEC keeps dragging its heels on a proposed bitcoin ETF. The much-maligned talk of Lambos has shifted to progressively less convincing explanations as to why all of this is actually good for bitcoin. Still, some people are getting — or, if they sold at the right time, remain — undeniably rich. It is often that crew, the group who either through dumb luck or skill managed to retain its newfound wealth while the market bled, who feels the most committed to its bitcoin maximalist or Ethereum-world vision. Their livelihood depends on it, after all. And they like to party with each other. MORE CoinIt was with all this in mind that I accepted an invitation to check out MORE Las Vegas. I’d be in Vegas anyway for DEF CON, and this seemed like a great opportunity to see what a city that practically defines opulence does when it sticks its toes into the world of cryptocurrency. Well, what is does is MORE Las Vegas — a club with its own token that doubles as a de facto membership fee. Owning 5,000 MORE Coins or more makes you a MORE Las Vegas member. “[MORE Coin is] the intersection of nightlife and crypto demonstrating a real-world application of blockchain tech,” Klamka told me later that night.  The coin trades on the Bittrex exchange, and was created at the behest of Klamka. At the time of this writing, the ERC-20 token built on the Ethereum blockchain is listed at just over 15 cents with a 24-hour trading volume of $201. For coin holders only.Image: more las vegasMORE Las Vegas is essentially a special VIP area inside of the Hyde nightclub, which itself is located inside of the Bellagio hotel and casino. To get in, you have to first reach out to Joey. This both gives you an opportunity to let the club know you’re coming, and to prove your stake in the coin.The floor staff is trained to accept cryptocurrency as payment, though interestingly all the prices on the bottle-service menu are listed in USD. And the staff isn’t picky about how you pay. Want to send them $100,000 worth of bitcoin for that 15-liter bottle of Ace of Spades champagne? They’re happy to take it. Want to pay in MORE Coin? Well, that’s fine too.According to a MORE Las Vegas spokesperson, the club has around 1,500 members — though, she emphasized, as the only thing that makes you a member is coin ownership, the number changes all the time.  The place was about a third full when I arrived at 11 p.m. on Friday, which, in all fairness, is well before a Las Vegas club gets going. A look around at the clientele revealed what appeared to be typical Vegas nightclub goers: They were well-dressed and young with money to spend. Essentially, just like every other place on the Strip. Had crypto finally hit mainstream adoption?But that changed shortly after we went outside to the club’s stunning private patio. Directly at ground level, it overlooked the Bellagio fountains and was clearly a big selling point for Klamka. Shortly after our interview concluded, Klamka left the patio to soon return with a group of young men that much more closely aligned with the stereotype of someone all in on crypto. One of the group, covered in various crypto tattoos, had a scrolling LED hat that brightly read “BITCOIN.”One of the group, covered in various crypto tattoos, had a scrolling LED hat that brightly read “BITCOIN.” Below his shorts, high bitcoin-themed socks complimented some form of fuzzy slipper. The club had a strict dress code, and while it wasn’t clear if this new arrival’s garb fell within it, that clearly hadn’t stopped him from getting in. We struck up a conversation, and soon realized we were both in town for the DEF CON hacking convention. When I asked him if he was worried that his tattoos might make him a target for hackers, he shrugged off the possibility. He kept most of his crypto in cold storage, he assured me. His blinding hat made conversation difficult. When his friends settled the bill later in the night, they appeared to pay with a credit card. Big PlansIn many ways, MORE Las Vegas is just another luxury nightclub in a city full of them. But, in the world of cryptocurrency, it is possibly something more. It’s an actual brick-and-mortar business, after all, in an industry that is flush with grand ideas but lacking in execution.  Klamka spoke of plans to open additional locations in Miami and elsewhere, and described a business model where people buy and sell club memberships on the blockchain. This was a real-world application, albeit an extremely boozy one, of an ERC-20 token. It may not have been what Vitalik Buterin had in mind, but I can’t imagine that would bother Klamka too much. After all, he’s got a business to run and a coin to promote — and you’d better believe he’s HODLing.last_img read more

Police issue warrant for stabbing suspect

first_imgPolice are searching for the whereabouts of 19-year-old Abanoub Toba Fathy Rezk from Egypt in connection with the stabbing last Sunday of a 27-year-old man outside a nightclub in Nicosia.The 19-year-old is 1.75 metres tall, of normal built, has short black hair and a light beard.A 33-year-old man was arrested on Monday in connection with the same case. He was remanded on Tuesday for eight days.The 27-year-old man is in critical condition at the Nicosia general hospital after being attacked and stabbed by two men at around 1.30am on Sunday outside a nightclub.A man grabbed the 27-year-old by the hands and another man reportedly stabbed him on several parts of his body. The two assailants fled.The victim was taken to hospital by his friends where he underwent surgery.Police urge anyone possessing information that may help locate the 19-year-old, to call the Nicosia CID at 22-802222, or call the nearest police station or the citizen hotline at 1460.You May LikeThrone: Free Online GamesIf You’re Over 40 And Own A Computer, This Game Is A Must!Throne: Free Online GamesUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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