European Union Votes for Closer Regulation of Cryptocurrencies
- With a majority vote, the European Parliament has reached an agreement to enforce closer regulation of cryptocurrencies.
- A December 2017 agreement with the European Council that proposed closer regulation of cryptocurrencies to prevent their abuse in money laundering and terrorism financing has found support from EU Parliament members in a vote on Thursday, a press release revealed.
- The new legislation, which seeks to completely erode the anonymity associated with cryptocurrency, exchange platforms and custodian wallet providers, passed after 574 votes for and 13 votes against with 60 abstentions.
- This legislation helps address the threats to our citizens and the financial sector by allowing greater access to the information about the people behind firms and by tightening rules regulating virtual currencies and anonymous prepaid cards.
- Accordingly, crypto exchange platforms and service providers “have to be registered” and will be required to apply due diligence controls for customers while adhering to customer verification requirements.
What To Know About the Latest Statewide Teacher Strike—This One in Arizona
- Taking inspiration from the teacher strikes of Oklahoma and West Virginia, Arizona teachers have voted in favor of a statewide walkout to take place next week.
- The protest is in response to a plan put forward by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, which would increase teacher pay 20% by 2020, starting with a 9% increase next year.
- However, the teachers argue that the governor’s proposed plan neglects other demands, including increased school funding and pay raises for school receptionists and bus drivers.
- Arizona is a right-to-work state “where unions do not collectively bargain with school districts and representation is not mandatory.” A 1971 opinion from the then attorney general argued that a statewide strike would be illegal under common law and participating teachers could risk losing their teaching credentials.
- Following protests in West Virginia, teachers won a 5% pay raise.
Columbine survivors and Parkland students rally for change 19 years after massacre
- Schaefer, 17, is one of 60 students from Parkland, Florida, who came to Colorado to cement an ill-fated connection between the two schools whose names are synonymous with tragedy.
- Many of the Parkland students had never heard of the Columbine high school shooting on April 20, 1999, which left 13 people dead in Littleton, CO.
- On the eve of the 19th anniversary of the Columbine massacre, the Parkland students, along with Columbine survivors, victims' families, current students and members of the Littleton community gathered Thursday night in a park just steps from the school.
- Columbine students won't be walking out of class because classes are canceled annually on the anniversary of the shooting.
- The 16-year-old Parkland sophomore remembers being barricaded inside a classroom -- hearing the police sirens and sensing the confusion in the moments after the shooting began.
What to expect from Friday's massive National School Walkout
- On Friday morning, students from more than 2,500 schools across the country will stream out of class to demand lawmakers take action.
- April 20 is the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre in Colorado, where 12 students and a teacher were killed.
- But many students -- including current Columbine students -- say their lives have been shaped by sporadic school massacres, and not enough has been done to help prevent them.
- One sample agenda suggests marching to a local lawmaker's office; allowing open-mic time for students to share concerns; and helping register those who are eligible to vote.
- Yes. On March 14, the one-month anniversary of the Parkland tragedy, students walked out of school nationwide to honor the victims and demand stricter gun control.
- Yes. The acting legend wrote a letter for students to give to their principals, asking to excuse them for the walkout.