Pineapple Fund sees anonymous donor give away $86m in bitcoin

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Tagged with: Bitcoin cryptocurrency Pineapple Fund sees anonymous donor give away $86m in bitcoin The Pineapple Fund launched in December, announced through a post on Reddit, and applications closed this month.On the site, the donor, who goes by the name of ‘Pine’, says publicity is not the point of the fund, hence their anonymity, and explains the reasoning behind the fund:“Sometime around the early days of bitcoin, I saw the promise of decentralized money and decided to mine/buy/trade some magical internet tokens. The expectation shattering returns of bitcoin over many years has lead to an amount far more than I can spend.“What do you do when you have more money than you can ever possibly spend? Donating most of it to charity is what I’m doing.”Back in September last year, a partnership saw DonateBitcoin join forces with MakeMyDonation and OrgHunter to enable all 1.5m charities in the U.S. to accept bitcoin donations. Through the deal, when a user makes a bitcoin donation, it is sent to MakeMyDonation through Stripe, with donations instantly converted into US dollars.  177 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 23 February 2018 | Newscenter_img An anonymous donor is giving $86 million worth of bitcoin to charity.So far, $53,047,101m has been donated through the Pineapple Fund, to 58 charities with all funds now allocated. The sums donated to each non-profit have been substantial. They include $1m to the Water Project, $1m to the Sustainable Ocean Alliance, $5m to Maps, $5m to OMF, and $2m to the Internet Archive. The money is sent to recipients in bitcoins, to be exchanged into US dollars. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  178 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8last_img read more

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Number of Dutch killed by euthanasia rises by 13 per cent

first_imgThe Telegraph 24 Sept 2013Voluntary euthanasia or physician assisted suicide, where a doctor is present while a patient kills themselves, usually by drinking a strong barbiturate potion, has been legal in the Netherlands since 2002.Requests have risen steadily since 2003 when 1,626 people applied for medically administered euthanasia, in most cases by a lethal injection, or assisted suicide. One explanation for the steep rise of Dutch cases is the introduction last year of mobile euthanasia units allowing patients to be killed by volunatry lethal injection when family doctors refused.Forty two people with dementia and 13 patients suffering severe psychiatric problems were medically killed in cases that are rarer and still generate concern over the competence of individuals to request death.Medical review committees, that oversee euthanasia after the event, ruled that doctors had failed to meet legal requirements in 10 cases, with two incidents involving the difficulty of informed consent by people suffering from severe dementia.It is not known whether or how often a decision to prosecute doctors was taken.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/netherlands/10330823/Number-of-Dutch-killed-by-euthanasia-rises-by-13-per-cent.html As previously controversial “mercy killings” have become socially and medically acceptable, the number of cases, the vast majority of medical euthanasia, have more than doubled over the decade to 2012.last_img read more

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Team Ireland due home from boxing qualifiers

first_imgThey’re due to land at Dublin Airport at 3.35pm.David Oliver Joyce, Brendan Irvine and Katie Taylor will be bringing home three bronze medals from Samsun, with Irvine and Joyce also qualifying for Rio 2016.last_img

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Alexander: Which Cal League All-Stars will become big league stars?

first_imgPreviousNorth players head to the bench in between innings of the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)Charly Quezada, 12 from Newmark Little League in San Bernardino, celebrates with friends and family after winning the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)The South’s Casey Golden (center, with the Lancaster Jethawks) looks on as Charly Quezada, right, 12 from Newmark Little League in San Bernardino, is congratulated by South coach Michael Wertz (right) after he and Golden won the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe North’s Mark Karaviotis (Visalia Rawhide) crosses the plate in the second inning upon scoring on a triple by Jameson Hannah to give the North a 3-0 lead over the South during the 2019 Cal League All-Star Game on Tuesday night at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)Former Oakland Athletics and Upland High School baseball player Rollie Fingers throws out the first pitch prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. Fingers was also inducted into the California League Hall of Fame prior to the game. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)The South’s Austin Warren (Inland Empire 66ers) signs an autograph for a fan prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)Fans scramble for a home run ball during the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)Baseball fans scramble for baseballs during the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)California League All-Stars lineup during pregame introductions at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)California League All-Stars lineup during pregame introductions at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)California League All-Stars lineup during pregame introductions at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)Bernie entertains fans during the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)Baseball fans get autographs from players prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)Baseball fans get autographs from players prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)The North’s Cal Raleigh (Modesto Nuts) hits a home run during the opening round of the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)The North’s Cal Raleigh (41, from the Modesto Nuts) is congratulated by teammates after his turn during the opening round of the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)The North’s Cal Raleigh (41, from the Modesto Nuts) is congratulated by teammates after his turn during the opening round of the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)North players react to a home run during the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)The South’s Connor Wong (Rancho Cucamonga Quakes) takes his turn during the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)The South’s Casey Golden (center, with the Lancaster Jethawks) is congratulated by teammates after winning the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)The South’s Casey Golden (center, with the Lancaster Jethawks) is congratulated by teammates after winning the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)The South’s Casey Golden (Lancaster Jethawks) and Charly Quezada, 12 from Newmark Little League in San Bernardino, celebrate together after winning the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)Former Oakland Athletics and Upland High School baseball player Rollie Fingers was inducted into the California League Hall of Fame prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)Former Oakland Athletics and Upland High School baseball player Rollie Fingers (right), former California League President Joe Gagliardi (left) and Joe Heslet, accepting for his late father Harry “Bud” Heslet were all inducted into the California League Hall of Fame prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)South All-Star Ryan Rolison (Lancaster Jethawks) gives Nolan Lea, 8 from Hesperia, an autograph prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)The South’s Austin Warren (Inland Empire 66ers) signs an autograph for a fan prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)Little Leaguers chase down balls in the outfield during the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)The South’s Connor Wong (Rancho Cucamonga Quakes) walks to the plate for his turn during the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)Baseball fans scramble for baseballs during the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)The South’s Casey Golden (center, with the Lancaster Jethawks) looks on as Charly Quezada, right, 12 from Newmark Little League in San Bernardino, is congratulated by South coach Michael Wertz (right) after he and Golden won the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)The South’s Casey Golden (Lancaster Jethawks) and Charly Quezada, 12 from Newmark Little League in San Bernardino, celebrate together after winning the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)The South’s Jeter Downs (Rancho Cucamonga Quakes) takes his at bat during the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)The South’s Devin Mann (Rancho Cucamonga Quakes) takes his at bat during the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)A young baseball fan gets a better view of the the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)South pitcher Kyle Bradish (Inland Empire 66ers) brings a pitch to the plate during the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)South pitcher Kyle Bradish (Inland Empire 66ers) brings a pitch to the plate during the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)The North’s Mark Karaviotis (Visalia Rawhide) heads towards the plate in the second inning to score on Jameson Hannah’s triple to give the North a 3-0 lead over the South during the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)A pair of fans play an on field game in between innings during the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)South pitcher Ryan Rolison (Lancaster Jethawks) brings a pitch to the plate during the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)South pitcher Ryan Rolison (Lancaster Jethawks) brings a pitch to the plate during the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)South third baseman Devin Mann (Rancho Cucamonga Quakes) throws out a runner during the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)North players head to the bench in between innings of the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)Charly Quezada, 12 from Newmark Little League in San Bernardino, celebrates with friends and family after winning the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 41Charly Quezada, 12 from Newmark Little League in San Bernardino, celebrates with friends and family after winning the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)ExpandSAN BERNARDINO — Four years ago, Cody Bellinger was a California League All-Star, and he participated in the home run contest before the Cal League-Carolina League All-Star Game in Rancho Cucamonga.He didn’t win, which seems hard to believe now. Harder still: He was only the 20th-ranked prospect in the Dodgers’ farm system at the time, according to Baseball America, and that publication’s scouting report noted that some scouts figured he’d develop home run power, but others thought he might hit “10 to 15” home runs as a big leaguer, at best.We know better now. If scouting is an inexact science, so is player development.So when another Dodgers prospect, catcher Connor Wong, participated in the home run derby on Tuesday night at San Manuel Stadium and didn’t win, winding up with three homers in his only round, I made sure to point the similarity out to him. Lake Elsinore’s MacKenzie Gore, who threw a bullpen session Tuesday night but did not pitch in the game for the South, was the Padres’ No. 2 prospect going into the season – and is now presumably No. 1 with Fernando Tatis Jr. in San Diego – and was No. 3 in the magazine’s recently revised Top 100 Prospects list.In other words, barring injury, if there’s anything close to a sure thing among those players, Gore (5-1, 1.21, 0.69 WHIP) is it.Wong is the Dodgers’ No. 16 prospect, though his path to the big leagues is currently blocked by Austin Barnes on the big club, Will Smith at Triple-A and Keibert Ruiz, the organization’s No. 1 prospect, at Double-A. Jeter Downs, the shortstop acquired in last winter’s Yasiel Puig trade, is No. 13.None of the host Inland Empire 66ers’ All-Stars – pitchers Kyle Bradish and Oliver Ortega and outfielder Torii Hunter Jr., who did not play, were listed among the Angels’ top 30 prospects. Likewise, Quakes pitchers Max Gamboa, Wills Montgomerie, Logan Salow and Edwin Uceta, third baseman Devin Mann and outfielder Donovan Casey didn’t make the Dodgers’ top 30.But taking a look at minor leaguers and trying to predict stardom is sort of akin to that blindfolded swing at the piñata. Even scouts don’t always get it right, and they’re paid to make those judgments.Consider: From that 2015 Cal League-Carolina League game, 10 players out of the 42 who played in it were in the big leagues at last look. Bellinger, of course, but also pitchers Ryan McMahon (Rockies), Zack Godley (Diamondbacks), Paul Fry (Orioles), Tyler Beede (Giants) and Nick Pivetta (Phillies), catchers Kyle Farmer (Reds, also part of the Puig trade) and Omar Narvaez (Mariners) and infielders Jack Mayfield (Astros) and Johan Camargo (Braves). Twelve others have had one or several cups of coffee in the big leagues.And the crazy thing about that game, a 9-2 California victory? Bellinger was 1 for 4 with two RBIs. Quakes teammate Brandon Trinkwon was 2 for 3 with three runs scored and two RBIs and was named the game’s MVP.Two years later, the Dodgers released Trinkwon, and he’s now out of baseball.Visalia’s Mark Karaviotis was Tuesday night’s MVP after going 3 for 5 with 2 runs and 2 RBI. For his sake, let’s hope his path is [email protected]@Jim_Alexander on Twitter “That was my first one (home run contest) ever, and it was definitely really intense and stressful,” he said. “I thought I was getting some of those balls and they just weren’t going.“So if any pitchers are listening, go ahead, more fastballs, because obviously, I got no power.”With answers like that, may Connor Wong get to a big league clubhouse as soon as humanly possible.He’s a 23-year-old who was drafted out of the University of Houston in the third round in 2017, another of the Dodgers’ infielders who have been converted to catchers. He was in the top 10 in the Cal League in home runs last year with 19 and has slugged 12 in 52 games so far this year, so opposing pitchers will still focus more on what he does than what he says.Of the 56 players on the two rosters for Tuesday night’s 7-1 victory by the North, 16 were ranked in their organizations’ top 30 prospects by Baseball America as the season began. That, of course, is a tough room, since it encompasses a team’s entire farm system, and by the time the season comes around some of the top guys on the list are in the big leagues.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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