The Daily Populous

Monday June 11st, 2018 evening edition

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Further Reading New York power companies can now charge Bitcoin miners more On Sunday, the price of Bitcoin continued to fall, losing 5 to 6 percent of its value.

According to CoinMarketCap, since an all-time high of near $20,000 per bitcoin on December 17, 2017, the cryptocurrency has lost more than half of its value, currently trading at around $7,200.

Overall, Bitcoin’s price is up by about 150 percent compared with this same time last year, when it was trading around $2,800.

Such fluctuations don't seem to have stopped demand for setting up new mining operations, particularly in areas where electrical power is relatively inexpensive.

The move comes as three months ago, utilities in neighboring New York state announced they would be raising rates for mining companies.

"Guidelines are nevertheless required to ensure that the development of this industry maximizes spinoffs for Québec without resulting in rate increases for our customers.

We are actively participating in the Régie de l’énergie’s process so that these guidelines can be produced as quickly as possible.". »

Margrethe II of Denmark

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Margrethe II of Denmark Biographical information Born April 16, 1940 Style Tolkienesque Images Gallery Location Denmark.

Her works of art are examined in the film documentary J.R.R.T.: A Film Portrait of J.R.R. Tolkien.

She sent her illustrations to Tolkien, who was struck by the similarity to the style of his own drawings. »

Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias

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Researchers at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) confirm the first detection of a relic galaxy with the Hubble Space Telescope.

Globular clusters are groups of stars which orbit round the outskirts of galaxies and they were formed with the galaxies at their birth.

Article: BEASLEY, Michael A. et al. “A single population of red globular clusters around the massive compact galaxy NGC 1277”, Nature. »

U.S., Japan decline to sign G7 agreement to reduce plastic waste in oceans

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The United States and Japan declined to sign onto an agreement between the other G7 countries to reduce the amount of plastic waste in the world’s oceans and cut down on the usage of single-use plastics, such as straws, bottles and cups.

It also says there are more than 150 million tonnes of plastic waste in the oceans and, at this rate, plastics could outweigh fish in the oceans by 2050.

The Prime Minister said the plastics agreement is an example of what the G7 can do when it works together. »

Donald Trump accuses India of charging 100% tariff, says trade might stop

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He also made a reference to India, indicating that his grievances on tariffs was not restricted to the developed economies alone.

Under President Trump, trade dispute between India and the US has increased, with his administration asking New Delhi to lower its trade barriers and open up its market.

However, unlike countries like China, Mexico and Canada and those from Europe, India is not on top of the trade issues for the Trump administration. »