The August 6th SEC decision to postpone a ruling on whether to approve the SolidX Bitcoin Shares ETF for trading on The Chicago Board Options Exchange is a good sign. Given previous SEC statements, the postponement appears to suggest that the U.S. regulatory agency wants to issue a well-thought-out approval ruling that protects cryptocurrency investors and nurtures innovators.Details
New Book Tackles Unfortunate Truth: America Unhappier Than Ever Despite Record-Breaking Economic Growth (Study)
Despite achieving 4% GDP growth, America has fallen to 18th in the World Happiness Report’s annual ranking of more than 150 countries—an index based on variables including social support, healthy life expectancy, social freedom, generosity and absence of corruption. Various media reports in relation to this year’s study underscore this is the second consecutive year the United States has fallen in the rankings, with America never having even cracked the top 10.Details
Trump Administration Proposal Could Punish Legal Immigrants If Their Family Members Use Public Assistance
A proposed rule change by the Trump administration could sharply curtail the number of legal immigrants eligible to become permanent residents by penalizing them if their family members receive public assistance — even if those family members are U.S. citizens.
According to a 7 August 2018 NBC report, the proposed change to what is known as the “public charge” rule will be published imminently in the federal register, at which point the public will have the opportunity to comment before it becomes official.Details
Why did I buy more Oduwa coin, beyond the ICO stage? Simple, the purpose behind the OWC coin is both noble (helping five African nations to be participants in a local-to-international economic transaction market), and a potential powerhouse for cryptocurrency investment/trading (for the same reason).Details
Magazine, Entertainment,Ricky Richardson Los Angeles- The 23rd Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival was held on a hot weekend, Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29, 2018. The event was held on Central Avenue between King Boulevard to the north and Vernon Avenue to the South, from 11:00am-7pm, both days. Back in the day, Central Avenue…Details
Virgelia Productions announces its pageant season for 2018 is now accepting applications for contestants for the 30th annual Miss Asia USA, Miss Teen Asia USA, Mrs. Asia USA and the 7th annual Miss Latina Global, Miss Teen Latina, Global, Mrs. Latina Global and Miss Europe Global Cultural Pageants.Details
San Francisco Frozen Film Festival to celebrate 12th Anniversary with film collections, artists and local musicians July 18 – 22
Five day event premieres local Bay Area filmmakers alongside international award winners showcased in compelling collections of animation, dramatic, short films, experimental, surf/skate, environmental, and documentary.
For the twelfth consecutive year, the nonprofit San Francisco Frozen Film Festival is bringing the Best of 2018 films to the Bay Area! The five day festival is sure to make waves as many accomplished filmmakers enchant viewers with their creative masterpieces.Details
Russian born pyrotechnician/Special FX Artist Yulia Shibinskaya literally “plays with fire” behind the scenes to create some of the most exciting and dramatic effects we see at live shows, and on TV and movie screens. She has worked on some of today’s top-rated TV shows, including Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, Bold and Beautiful, Survivor, The Late Late Show, and others.Details
Tighter immigration policies are becoming a new hurdle in the global race for talent.
Janette Marx, who runs a global workforce solutions company with a hub in Houston, spoke with the Houston Chronicle about global trends in hiring.Details