Saturday, 19 Jun 2021

Bitcoin price crisis: Cryptocurrency prices plummet as China triggers ‘judgement day’ move

PHOTOS: Colorado Avalanche vs. Vegas Golden Knights, Game 4, June 6, 2021 – The Denver Post

The Colorado Avalanche took on the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 2 of their second-round series of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on June 3, 2021 at Ball Arena in Denver.

Follow the latest updates and analysis from the game here.

PHOTOS: United States vs. Mexico, CONCACAF Nations League championship match at Empower Field at Mile High – The Denver Post

The United States took on Mexico in the championship game of the CONCACAF Nations League Finals at Empower Field at Mile High on June 6, 2021 in Denver.

Two trains collide in southern Pakistan, killing at least 25 people, officials say

Two express trains collided in southern Pakistan early Monday, killing at least 25 passengers, authorities said, as rescuers and villagers worked to pull injured people and more bodies from the wreckage.

Between 15 to 20 passengers are still trapped in the wreckage of the Millat Express train and authorities were trying to arrange heavy machinery to rescue those people who are crying for help, said Umar Tufail, a police chief in Ghotki district in Sindh province, where the collision occurred before dawn.

The Millat Express derailed and the Sir Syed Express train hit it soon afterward, said Usman Abdullah, a district police officer. It wasn't immediately clear what caused the derailment and the subsequent collision.

TV footage showed ambulances transporting injured passengers to hospitals. According to Pakistani TV stations, heavy machinery had not reached the scene about four hours after the crash. Officials at Pakistan railways said they could not comment immediately because they were trying to handle an emergency.

Some of the injured passengers were listed in critical condition.

Malik Aslam, a local villager, told Pakistan's Geo News TV that about 100 people were injured and he counted at least 30 bodies of passengers during the rescue and recovery work.

Train accidents are common in Pakistan, where successive governments have paid little attention to improving the poorly maintained signal system and aging tracks.

PHOTOS: Honduras vs. Costa Rica, CONCACAF Nations League third-place match at Empower Field at Mile High – The Denver Post

Honduras and Costa Rica played in the third-place game at the CONCACAF Nations League Finals at Empower Field at Mile High on June 6, 2021 in Denver. Honduras beat Costa Rica in a shootout, 5-4, after the game was tied 2-2 at the end of the second half.

Climate milestone: Big Oil sent clear message by investors, courts

New York (CNN Business)US oil prices hit $70 a barrel on Sunday for the first time in nearly three years.

The milestone underscores the dramatic rebound in energy prices after crude took an unprecedented dive below zero in April 2020.
West Texas Intermediate is now trading at a staggering $110 a barrel above that record low. The last time the US benchmark oil contract traded above $70 was October 2018.

    The comeback has been driven by the recovery in demand for gasoline and jet fuel as the pandemic winds down and the economy races back to life. OPEC and Russia continue to restrain supply as well, though they plan to pump more in the coming months.

      Meanwhile, Americans continue to pay more at the pump. The average gallon of regular gas fetched $3.05 on Sunday, up from $2.02 a year ago.

      King’s Command Recalls Meat And Poultry Meatballs And Pork Pattie Products

      Kent, Washington-based King’s Command Foods LLC., has announced a recall of about 20,025 pounds of meat and poultry meat balls and pork patties due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.

      According to the company, the recalled product contains egg, milk, and/or wheat, known allergens, which is not declared on the product label.

      The fully cooked, not shelf stable meat and poultry items were produced January 08, 2021, January 15, 2021, and March 03, 2021. The full list of the recalled products is available on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service’s website.

      These items were distributed for food service use in California, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.

      The issue was found when the company determined that allergen-containing ingredients may have been mixed with the recalled products that do not normally contain the identified allergens.

      There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

      Herald afternoon quiz: June 7

      Test your brains with the Herald’s afternoon quiz. Be sure to check back on nzherald.co.nz for the morning quiz tomorrow.

      To challenge yourself with more quizzes, CLICK HERE.

      Police find body at remote beach on Waiheke Island

      The body of a person has been found at a remote beach on Waiheke Island.

      Police were called at 8.20am today about the discovery and with the help of specialist search and rescue staff recovered the body this afternoon.

      The matter has been referred to the Coroner and formal identification is under way.

      Police have no further comment at this stage.

      Bitcoin price crisis: Cryptocurrency prices plummet as China triggers ‘judgement day’ move

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      The price of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency has fallen by 1.5 percent from $36,742 at 3.44am to just $36,206 at 7.29am. 

      Ethereum’s price had dropped to as low as $2,762 this morning having been as high as $2,789 just over an hour earlier before staging a mini fightback.

      Dogecoin’s price has also plunged early this morning, from a high of $0.378 at 4.15am to as low as $0.374 at 7.29am.

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