Sunday, April 26, 2020

when you have money


Love is blind and all that stuff ...and tichard gere  has  cash ........but at 70 having a kid .....none of  my business ....but when you kid is 20 you have a  90 year old pops ......what does a 20 year old have in common with a 90 yr old .......nothing ......generations are too far apart .......i do know a couple of  pope that had  kids  late ....i mean  real late and they are very  out of  touch with the life of  the  kid s.......there is  no  generational connect .....but i think a  70 year old has a kid for selfish reason .....but when you have millions you can buy a nanny .....driver  cook ........i personally don't think Richard Gere's new child will struggle at all ....not when  daddy is a  famous actor .....but the average 70 year old could not start a family .......thats just me  view ......


Celebrity Alejandra Silva
Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY
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Richard Gere, Alejandra Silva expecting second baby, reports say
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Richard Gere is a dad again!
The actor, 70, welcomed his second child with wife Alejandra Silva, according to a person familiar with the situation, but not authorized to speak publicly.
The outlets report that the couple's newest family member arrived while at their home in New York. Gere and Silva, a Spanish publicist, have been married since 2018 and also have 1-year-old Alexander.
Gere also shares 20-year-old Homer with his ex-wife, actress and former model Carey Lowell. Gere and Lowell were married from 2002 to 2016.
Silva also has a child, Albert, from a previous marriage.
Nearly nine months after announcing the birth of their first child together, reports surfaced in November that Gere and Silva were expecting another bundle of joy.
Gere isn't the only celebrity to have children later in life.
Earlier this month, Alec Baldwin, 62, and his wife Hilaria revealed they are expecting their fifth child.
The couple also share children Carmen, 6, Rafael Thomas, 4, Leonardo, 3, and Romeo, 2. Baldwin also has a 24-year-old daughter Ireland with ex-wife Kim Basinger.
Hilaria's pregnancy announcement came about four months since she revealed her second miscarriage of 2019.
In 2017, it was revealed the Billy Joel was also going to be a dad again.
The "Piano Man" singer, then 68, was expecting another child with his fourth wife Alexis Joel (aka Alexis Roderick), his rep Claire Mercuri confirmed to USA TODAY at the time.
The couple already shared a daughter together, Della Rose, then 2. 
Joel also has a daughter, Alexa Ray, 34, with ex-wife Christie Brinkley. 
The Belfast Telegraph first reported the news, describing Roderick as "heavily pregnant."
Joel and Roderick have been married since 2015.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Richard Gere welcomes second child with wife Alejandra Silva














viva las vegas ....maybe


Well it might be the end of vegas .....i have been there 3 times ....and i love the place  ...but how is this  going to survive if there is no one  there ......every day its closed the are  bleeding cash .....so i gues  only time will tell if the place will re-ignite ........fingers  crossed ......i love vegas .....but i fear this may be the  death knell 

Muted and vacant, Las Vegas struggles to survive shutdown
MICHELLE L. PRICE
Associated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Slot machines are powered down, casinos boarded up and barricaded.
Sidewalks are largely deserted and electronic marquees that once flashed neon calls for nightclubs, magic shows and topless revues instead beam somber messages of safety.
The famous fountains of the Bellagio casino, where water choreographed to lights and music shoots hundreds of feet in the air, are still. Throngs of visitors who made it tough to maneuver on sidewalks have been replaced by the occasional jogger or skateboarder.
On the always busy, always noisy, never sleeping Las Vegas strip, you can now hear birds chirping.
“It’s crazy,” said Chris Morehouse, a 70-year-old Elvis impersonator who spent a recent afternoon sipping Miller High Life and posing with a few locals who took advantage of the eerie silence to take photos at the neon-bedecked welcome sign on the Las Vegas Strip. “It’s like the end of the world.”
Instead of hosting throngs of visitors for one of the busiest seasons of the year, with March Madness drawing swarms to sportsbooks, or the now-scuttled plan to host the NFL draft this weekend, ferrying players in boats to a red carpet stage on the Bellagio lake, Las Vegas is trying to survive.
Nevada’s tourism, leisure, hospitality and gambling industry accounts for one in three jobs in the state - making the state more dependent on tourism than Alaska on oil.
Workers are expected to lose $7.7 billion in wages and salaries over the next 18 months if the tourism industry is shuttered between 30 and 90 days, according to a study from the Nevada Resort Association.
With the industry effectively closed for more than five weeks now, more than 343,000 residents have filed for unemployment, and state and local governments could lose more than $1 billion in tax revenues.
The politically independent mayor of Las Vegas, Carolyn Goodman, has issued public pleas calling for the Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak to end the statewide shutdown of casinos and non-essential businesses, which she calls “total insanity.”
“For heaven’s sake,” Goodman said at an April city council meeting, “being closed is killing us already, and killing Las Vegas, our industry, our convention and tourism business that we have all worked so hard to build.”
Sisolak has declined to give a date for when he’ll start easing restrictions, saying the state has to see at least two weeks of declines in deaths and new cases, along with more widespread testing and tracking, with before he will start gradually easing rules.
Sisolak said in an interview on CNN Wednesday night that he didn’t want workers to have to choose between their paycheck and their life and noted that the casino workers’ union has reported 11 deaths among its ranks due to the virus.
“We will rebuild our economy. Las Vegas will continue to thrive. But I can’t do that if I lose more people,” he said.
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death. The vast majority of people recover.
So far, the casino closures are expected to extend at least into May, leaving workers like Kimberly Ireland struggling to find a way to hang on.
The 49-year-old was laid off from her job as a bell desk dispatcher at the Mirage casino-resort, where she worked for a decade.
She’s living off her savings and the unemployment, and also supporting her adult daughter, who is on an unpaid maternity leave, and a new grandson, who was born days after the casinos were shuttered.
“Money is running out. It’s getting low for the majority of us,” she said.
Ireland said workers at her casino weren’t given any guidance about when they’d be back or what it might be like then they return. For now, she doesn’t think Las Vegas is ready.
“Everybody wants to get back to business. Everybody wants to get back to semi-normal,” she said. “I just don’t think it’s safe.”
Victor Chicas, a restaurant server in the Mandalay Bay casino-hotel, was facing foreclosure on his home before the virus shut down the city and the 54-year-old was laid off.
He immediately ended his cable and internet service to cut his expenses and drained his swimming pool to trim his electric bill. He’s still waiting to find out if his home loan modification will be approved and if he’ll get a chance to try to keep his house, while also supporting his sister and her two children, who immigrated to the U.S. from Guatemala.
“Now when we come back,” he said, “I’m going to be underwater.”
Like Ireland, said he wishes his employer would pay him through the shutdown but disagrees with the mayor’s call to reopen Las Vegas.
“Life is more important than anything else,” he said. “You’re not going to buy life with money.”
While about 24% of the state’s workforce has filed for unemployment benefits since March 21, that doesn’t include waves of others who haven’t been able to get through the overburdened system. Nor does it include the self-employed and gig workers, who are newly eligible for benefits under a federal aid package that the state is scrambling to accommodate. Nevada officials say the state may not have a website ready for them to seek benefits until mid-May.
Those who rely on the amusements of Las Vegas in non-traditional ways are trying to find a way to endure.
Wearing a white, rhinestone-studded jumpsuit, a thick black wig, a gold chain shining on his bare chest and sunglasses to match, Morehouse, the Elvis impersonator, has seized on the sunny weather and the restless locals visiting one of the few tourist attractions still open amid the COVID-19 outbreak--the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign. He’s brought a speaker to perform karaoke and a few cans of beer, which he sips as he sings and sways in the open-air park as people in groups of twos and threes still come up to take a photo with the sign.
While foot traffic is light, Morehouse hopes he might lure curious drivers to pullover.
“They see an Elvis here. They think something’s going on,” he said. “I’m like the sign.”
At dusk falls and dim lights start glow, many locals slowly drive several miles of the Strip, with their car windows rolled down and phones raised to photograph and film America’s most flamboyant party reduced to a vacant, muted spectacle, a post-apocalyptic remnant of a time before social distancing and stay-at-home orders, when excess and wild attractions were the main draw.
Brandy Little, a 35-year-old economist and Las Vegas native, said she cried the first time she drove the empty Strip during the shutdown, knowing how devastating it is for the city.
“It wouldn’t have been bad if we were only briefly in it,” she said of the coronravirus. “But the whole world is really being hit by it, and we rely on the world to come here and play. If they’re hurting, they might not come and play.”

Friday, April 24, 2020


I totally despise this country ....the culture the people their  ignorance ..their  total disregard for life .......they area  suck culture of  people   who simply don't give a  fuck about anything ....they are the cause of  this  virus with their ignorance .......they have caused many viral problem ......they are despicable in every form .......and they are the most racist fuckers i have ever  met in my life ....



China’s National Blockchain Will Change the World

Michael Sung
Coindesk
China’s National Blockchain Will Change the World
China’s National Blockchain Will Change the World
Professor Michael Sung is founder and chairman of CarbonBlue Innovations, a tech transfer platform for commercializing internationally sourced blockchain, fintech and digital finance innovation in developing countries. He is also co-director of the Fintech Research Center at the Fanhai International School of Finance at Fudan University. 
This week, China will officially launch a major new blockchain initiative called the Blockchain-based Services Network (BSN). The BSN is a critical part of China’s national blockchain strategy that was announced by President Xi in late November 2019, but went largely under the radar as the simultaneous announcement of China’s digital RMB currency, called the DCEP, swept the world by storm. Only recently has the Western media recognized the significance of the BSN, which sees its mainland commercial launch April 25. The portal’s global commercial launch is scheduled for June 25.
Essentially, the BSN will be the backbone infrastructure technology for massive interconnectivity throughout the mainland, from city governments, to companies and individuals alike. The network will also form the backbone to the Digital Silk Road to provide interconnectivity to all of China’s trade partners around the globe. The BSN will be a new internet protocol to allow a more efficient way to share data, value and digital assets in a completely transparent and trusted way between anyone who wants to be a node on the network.
The main BSN founding consortia partners are the State Information Center (China’s top-level government policy and strategy think tank affiliated with the National Development and Reform Commission), China Mobile (China’s largest national telecom with over 900 million subscribers), China Unionpay (the world’s top payment and settlement provider with eight billion issued credit cards), and Red Date Technologies (the main blockchain architect for the BSN). (CoinDesk had a separate article about Red Date here.)
The BSN will catalyze the globalized digital economies of the future.
The BSN will catalyze the globalized digital economies of the future.
China Mobile is focused on the IT infrastructure deployment and has been accelerating the rollout of 5G and cloud adoption on the mainland. The BSN has developed cloud management technology that will allow multiplexing compute on top of a flexible multi-cloud architecture in a very resource-efficient way. Cloud providers under BSN’s multi-cloud management services already include AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Baidu Cloud, China Unicom, China Telecom and China Mobile. 
The BSN launch will allow companies to access ultra-low cost blockchain cloud computing services. Target pricing is less than $400 USD/year, which would allow any SME or individual access to the critical tools to participate in the digital economy and drive adoption and financial inclusion opportunities.
The scale of the BSN is breathtaking, with a hundred city nodes across China at launch and participation by all three major national telecoms and major framework providers on the mainland. The central government has developed a master top-down plan to connect all the major cities in the country, rolling out to 200 cities over the next year and rapidly to all 451 prefecture-level cities thereafter. As I write this article, the world’s largest scaled blockchain testnet is imminently preparing to launch. There are various blockchain-as-a-service applications being developed simultaneously, many of which are already being deployed by city governments to provide services for citizens across the mainland ranging from paying utility bills to registering company credentials. As example, the Hangzhou government has launched a blockchain pilot for unified digital identity, for faster authentication of individuals using government services. 
The Chinese central government sees blockchain as the critical next-generation IT infrastructure to build future smart cities, connecting cryptographically secure databases linked by 5G to scalable cloud and data management infrastructure such that big data/AI analytics can efficiently run on top. 
China simply can’t implement all of that at scale with a mashup of decentralized systems at the moment. Nor does it want to given the attendant security issues related to sensitive government information and citizen privacy. Thus, a permissioned blockchain ecosystem becomes the key infrastructure-of-infrastructures that allows the vertical integration of cloud computing, 5G communications, industrial IOT, AI and big data, with fintech and other application-level services overlayed on the stack.
The BSN will be the backbone infrastructure technology for massive interconnectivity throughout the mainland, from city governments, to companies and individuals alike.
The BSN will be the backbone infrastructure technology for massive interconnectivity throughout the mainland, from city governments, to companies and individuals alike.
While the BSN itself is a permissioned chain forked from Hyperledger Fabric, it will allow interoperability with public chains and other decentralized platforms (which will be fully implemented by July 2020). The protocol at launch will already be interoperable with major blockchain platforms and frameworks such as Hyperledger Fabric, Ethereum, EOS as well as most relevant mainland-based blockchain protocols for enterprise, including WeBank’s FISCO BCOS (the Financial Blockchain Shenzhen Consortium, with members such as WeBank, Tencent, Huawei and ZTE) and Baidu’s Xuperchain. 
To be clear, the BSN is created to facilitate strong cryptographic security and privacy measures to protect the interests of anyone who will be operating with the protocol. This is analogous to the original TCP/IP internet protocol, which was originally developed by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Project Agency for military purposes, but now adopted commercially and privately by the entire free world.  
In a similar vein, anyone can now become a node and/or deploy a dapp on the BSN network and share data or conduct business in a completely trusted way. On the mainland, all city governments, state-owned enterprises, and IT framework operators are gearing up to adopt and/or interoperate with the protocol. Because of the scale of the deployment and adoption within China alone, upon launch the BSN ecosystem will instantly become the largest blockchain ecosystem in the world and will become a strong driving force of institutional and government adoption of blockchain around the globe.
The launch of the BSN comes at a critical point in the history of humanity. Modern civilization has never been in a more precarious position, where the beginning of 2020 has witnessed an unprecedented pandemic that is concurrent to the kickoff of perhaps the largest-scale financial crisis the world has ever seen. 
This Great Lockdown comes as nations around the world are decoupling from each other, blatant disinformation has been weaponized and nationalism rears its ugly head in ways not seen since the beginning of World War II. One way to solve these systemic challenges is through technology that can enforce trust at all levels of society just as it begins to fray dangerously. 
The BSN can facilitate increased global trade and bilateral economic activity to buffer against systemic shocks and great rifts that have been exacerbated by mistrust and differences in ideology. It can connect the world more synergistically together, while democratizing access to the critical tools that will allow more efficient cross-border trade, investment and international collaboration. 
This is particularly relevant in a post-COVID-19 world where the ability to digitally conduct business online will be paramount in the new normal. The BSN will catalyze the globalized digital economies of the future through new modes of collaboration and cooperation that are core to the blockchain ethos.

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I am not sure about you all ....but  i am not  getting into the whole things are back to normal shit .....i am not going back into any restaurant anytime soon......until all the signs of the virus are gone ....not worth the risk for fucking restaurant food  which is mostly fucking garbage anyways .....its going to be some time before  trust is  brought back  ....going to be masks and gloves  for a while  i am okay with the socail distancing shit too .......never  need  friends that fucking close  anyways ........ intimacy and food and  socializing when all the hugging in restaraunts will be  limited  ......only time will tell ...or maybe things will never be the same again !!!!!!!!!!!!

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