U.S. Department Of Justice Reveals Growing Bitcoin And Crypto National Security Threat Could Herald ‘Oncoming Storm’

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency use by terrorists, rogue nations and other criminals has grown in recent years—with high-profile attacks drawing international attention.

The illicit use of bitcoin and cryptocurrency ranges from money laundering and tax evasion to extortion, with cyber criminals increasingly demanding bitcoin and crypto payments in ransomware attacks on computer systems.

Now, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has warned the emergence of bitcoin and similar cryptocurrencies is a growing threat to U.S. national security, with the attorney general William Barr’s Cyber-Digital Task Force calling it the “first raindrops of an oncoming storm.”

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“Current terrorist use of cryptocurrency may represent the first raindrops of

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COVID and ice hockey: outbreaks chill Nordic national pastime

GOTHENBURG, Sweden (Reuters) – Health authorities in Sweden and Finland are looking into a series of COVID-19 outbreaks on ice hockey teams that are believed to be one of the drivers of a sharp increase in new cases in the two hockey-loving countries.

The day after Swedish ice hockey team BIK Karlskoga defeated Vasteras in a game in late September, one of its players complained of a fever. Three days later, half of Karlskoga’s players and staff had tested positive for COVID-19 along with six players on Vasteras.

“I felt the earth shake beneath my feet when we got the results back. I thought maybe three or four players were infected and that it would be enough to isolate them,” BIK Karlskoga manager Torsten Yngveson told Reuters.

The club shut down completely for two weeks, disrupting preparations just as the hockey season was kicking into full swing. All the players

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VP Joe Biden Joins Jennifer Lopez, Angelica Ross & Karamo for QueerX Live! on Revry for National Coming Out Day

VINCINT set to headline the star-studded event featuring special performances by Shea Diamond, ROB.B “Heartthrob Robb”, Faultlines, Debby Holiday, and “Legendary” winners House of Balmain

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October 9, 2020 – Vice President Joe Biden and Queer Eye’s Karamo now join Jennifer LopezAngelica RossCarmen CarreraIsiah Thomas, GLAAD’s Sarah Kate Ellis, and other influential artists and advocates set to appear at Revry’s QueerX Live! award show brought to you by Lexus on National Coming Out Day, October 11th. Vice President Joe Biden will make a special address, expressing his dedication to preserving LGBTQ+ rights and encouraging audiences to get out the vote!

The Revry Visibility Award winners on QueerX Live! have contributed much to the LGBTQ+ community, furthering the cause towards equality and social inclusion. This year is even more special as

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Most of Mass. under severe or extreme drought conditions, National Drought Monitor says

Most of Massachusetts is currently under “severe” or “extreme” drought conditions, the National Drought Monitor said Thursday.

An updated map released by the monitor Thursday said southeastern Massachusetts and the Cape and Islands were in the extreme drought category, as was a stretch of the northern part of Middlesex County.

The monitor describes extreme drought as a level that can bring significant crop and pasture losses, as well as “water shortages or restrictions,” according to its website.

Among the Massachusetts communities enacting restrictions Thursday was Cohasset.

Town officials said Thursday in a statement that a drought warning was “currently in effect for all residents,” and that the warning carries “stricter mandatory outdoor water restrictions” than those previously imposed on Sept. 1 due to “abnormally dry conditions.”

The stricter measures that took effect Thursday, the statement said, include a prohibition on using irrigation systems. In addition, officials said, a “handheld hose

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Female Retail Brand Founders & National Women’s Small Business Month

October is National Women’s Small Business Month, an initiative focused on promoting female-led business operations.

In 2020, this month-long spotlight on female business owners is especially important, as recent reports show the impact of the pandemic has been dramatic on women in the workforce: Many aged 25 to 54 have stepped out of the professional environment to care for children and family. 

Despite this year’s challenges, the 2019 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report indicated upward growth in the world of female-helmed businesses. 

Findings from the research indicate there are nearly 13 million women-owned businesses in the US that employ 9.4 million people and generate $1.9 trillion in sales. 

Additionally, women-owned businesses grew 21% between 2014 to 2019, while businesses owned by women of color doubled that growth rate: As of 2019, women of color accounted for 50% of all women who owned businesses.

Within the retail and direct-to-consumer sector,

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Davenport University earns $650k in scholarships for 20 Computer Science majors with a new National Science Foundation Grant

LANSING, Mich. — Davenport University, the beneficiary of 3 National Science Foundation grants in 3 years, has been awarded a new S-STEM grant for $647,527 to recruit, retain, graduate, and prepare 20 low-income, academically talented students earning a B.S. in Computer Information Systems (CIS) or Computer Science (CS) for employment.

Over the next five years, twelve students will enter as freshmen and receive scholarship support for four years, and eight transfer students will enter as juniors and receive scholarships for two years. Using a cohort-based model, Davenport will utilize flexible delivery of courses and mentoring to a­­ssist and promote success for students who have intermittent external conflicts that pose barriers to consistent in-person attendance.

S-STEM scholars will receive an average of $7,000 annually, not to exceed unmet need. The scholarships funds are applied towards their two or four-year tuition costs for a total savings of between $14,000 and $28,000, respectively.

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Submit your Proposal to the 50th Annual National Solar Conference

Submit your Proposal to the 50th Annual National Solar Conference

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BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 7, 2020

SOLAR 2021: Empowering a Sustainable Future

August 3-6, 2021 | Boulder, CO | University of Colorado Boulder

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) has opened the Call for Participation for their 50th Annual National Solar Conference, SOLAR 2021. This conference is focused on the  theme of “Empowering a Sustainable Future,” highlighting innovations and advancements in renewable energy technology and its equitable adoption. SOLAR 2021 promises to cover the most important and empowering content to drastically reduce carbon emissions now.

Submit to the Call for Participation for SOLAR 2021: Empowering a Sustainable Future by January 15, 2021. The 50th Annual National Solar Conference will be in Boulder, CO at the University of Colorado, Boulder August 3-6, 2021. Submit now at ases.org/conference. Interested in sponsoring or partnering on the event? Email conference@ases.org. #SOLAR2021Boulder
Submit to the Call for Participation for SOLAR 2021: Empowering a Sustainable Future by January 15, 2021. The 50th Annual National Solar Conference will be in Boulder, CO at the University of Colorado, Boulder August 3-6, 2021. Submit now at ases.org/conference. Interested in sponsoring or
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National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator awards $1 million grant to RIT team

A Rochester Institute of Technology researcher is part of a team that has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to use artificial intelligence to better understand the role of facial expressions in signed and spoken languages.

As part of the project, researchers will develop an application to teach American Sign Language learners about associated facial expressions and head gestures. They will also develop an application that makes the facial expressions of a signer anonymous, when privacy is a concern.

The nearly $1 million grant is part of the NSF Convergence Accelerator, a program that supports use-inspired, team-based, and multidisciplinary research to produce solutions to national-scale societal challenges.

The project, called Data and AI Methods for Modeling Facial Expressions in Language with Applications to Privacy for the Deaf, American Sign Language (ASL) Education and Linguistic Research, is co-led by a multidisciplinary team of researchers at three universities. The team includes

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These Are The Winners of The National Startup Awards 2020


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Over the years, India has emerged as one of the top technology startup hubs in the world. Marquee global investors have pumped billions of dollars in Indian startups as they set out to solve some of the prevalent pain points of one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The Indian government has also taken many initiatives to support the country’s startup ecosystem and now with ‘Vocal for Local’ more startups are emerging stronger.

To  recognize and commemorate the new-age enterprises in the country, the government today declared the results of National Startup Awards 2020.

Those startups that are recognized by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), have a product in the market, have all trade-specific registrations and no defaults in audited financial statements were eligible to participate.

These

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Universal Display Corporation Congratulates Dr. Mark Thompson for Induction into the National Academy of Engineering

Universal Display Corporation (Nasdaq: OLED), enabling energy-efficient displays and lighting with its UniversalPHOLED® technology and materials, congratulates Dr. Mark Thompson, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and Scientific Advisory Board member of Universal Display Corporation (UDC), on his induction into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Professor Thompson became a member of the NAE on October 4, 2020 at the Academy’s virtual annual meeting.

The National Academy of Engineering cited Professor Thompson for his “development of highly efficient electrophosphorescent materials for organic light emitting devices used in displays and lighting worldwide.” Professor Thompson was one of 86 new members and 18 international members named to the Academy, one of the highest professional honors in the engineering profession. According to the NAE, Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering research, practice, or education, including,

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