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The father of El Salvador's Bitcoin Beach received an anonymous donation of a cryptocurrency fortune - now the local economy runs on it

Jose Cabezas/Reuters Jose Cabezas/Reuters Michael Peterson became the so-called Father of Bitcoin Beach, Bloomberg Businessweek reported. Thanks to an anonymous donation, Peterson helped El Zonte widely adopt the currency. Lawmakers in El Salvador have since voted to adopt the cryptocurrency as legal tender. See more stories on Insider's business page. 47-year-old Michael Peterson fell in love with El Zonte, a Pacific-coast beach in El Salvador, 17 years ago when he visited for a sur...
Tags: California, US, Trends, Markets, Bloomberg, Bitcoin, Crypto, World Bank, Bloomberg Businessweek, El Salvador, Pacific, Cryptocurrency, Coindesk, Mike, Peterson, Michael Peterson

Flashing yellow arrows on traffic signals are here to stay

Q. Fullerton and other cities have had flashing amber signals for years. I, my wife and our friends don’t like them and there are still drivers who don’t know what to do when they come upon them. We respond to them like we would to any amber signal. I hope that’s right. If it is a trial, when will it end? Some drivers are hesitant to even enter the intersection, until they get beeped from the car behind them. – Don Schilling, Anaheim A. Fifteen or so years ago, Fullerton was one of only a handfu...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Soccer, Driving, Orange County, Sam, Pacific, Southern California, Martin, Roseman, U S Department of Transportation, Fullerton, John Wayne Airport, California Transportation Commission, Honk

Racial disparities have reduced Black life expectancy and left more than 3 million Black families in the US with a negative net worth, warns a new McKinsey report

Black Americans continue to face a disproportionately harsh economic situation, according to a new study from McKinsey & Co. Willie B. Thomas/Getty Images A study released by McKinsey & Co. illustrates the harsh economic reality faced by Black Americans. More than 3 million Black American households were found to have a negative net worth. One key cause is that Black Americans command single-digit shares of high paying jobs. See more stories on Insider's business page. On the eve of th...
Tags: Personal Finance, Jobs, News, US, Careers, America, Trends, Georgia, United States, Pacific, Pew Research Center, Black, Mckinsey, McKinsey Co, Texas Florida, Black America

Plans for undersea communications cables are at a stalemate after the US warned of China's involvement, report says

The island nation of Kiribati AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File Plans for undersea communications cables have been shelved after security concerns over China. Reuters reported the US warned of a security threat with the cables connecting Pacific island nations. No contract was awarded as a result, and next steps for the project aren't yet clear. See more stories on Insider's business page. The future of plans for undersea communications cables between Pacific Island nations are unclear ...
Tags: Security, China, US, Trends, News UK, World Bank, Micronesia, Huawei, Pacific, Kiribati, Reuters, Pacific Island, Guam, China Reuters, Richard Vogel, Undersea Cable

Brady Sullivan Properties celebrates opening of 27th historic mill renovation at Pacific Mill Lofts

Shown (from left) are: Arthur Sullivan, Brady Sullivan Properties; mayor&...
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F-22 fighters respond to Russian Navy activity near Hawaii, Honolulu police officers charged in killing 16-year-old, travel surges with loosened COVID requirements, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

F-22 Raptors U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt Ben Bloker Russian Navy west of Hawaii prompted F-22 fighter launch from Hickam, report says. The Russian Navy is edging closer to Hawaii with a big exercise 300 to 500 miles west of the Aloha State — prompting the Air Force to scramble three missile-armed F-22 fighters on Sunday. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat.  Hawaii News Now. French Warplanes To Train With US Military In Hawaii As Allies Solidify Ties. France’s new commander in the Pacific toure...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Hbo, China, US, Hawaii, Commission, Air Force, Council, Pacific, Maui, Dpp, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Oahu, Kailua Kona

10 of the best hotels in Santa Barbara whether you're on a budget or want to splurge on a celebrity favorite

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Santa Barbara offers some of the world's poshest stretches of coastline and wine country. The region is also home to high-end hotels, many of which are notoriously expensive. We found the best Santa Barbara hotels for all, including affordable picks and a few splurges. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky As a travel journalist based in Southern California, when it comes to Santa Barbara,...
Tags: California, Cdc, Trends, Morocco, Marriott, Keurig, Starbucks, Tripadvisor, Santa, Pacific, Oprah, Pacific Ocean, Mediterranean, Santa Barbara, Joe, Southern California

64 gifts under $25 that anyone will love - from a cold brew coffee maker to a silk pillowcase

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. West Elm You can get a great gift and still stick to your budget. We rounded up 60+ gifts under $25, from a mini waffle iron to a set of travel-friendly lipsticks. For more inspiration, check out all Insider Reviews gift guides. The elements of a good present - being thoughtful, useful, or novel - aren't restricted to a big budget. But the best gifts under $25 are usually hidden in a minefield of...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Gift Guide, Makeup, Etsy, France, Disney, Trends, Gifts, Fox, Brooklyn, Beauty, New York Times, NARS, Smith, Pacific

An invasion isn't the only threat from China that Taiwan and the US have to worry about

A Chinese army armored personnel carrier during the Seaborne Assault contest at Russia's 2017 International Army Games, August 9, 2017. Sergei Orlov\TASS via Getty Images Tensions around Taiwan have escalated in recent months, with US officials warning of potential China action. Those warnings focus on a potential invasion attempt by China, which has increased its military activity in the area. But Taiwan and the US face a threat short of an invasion: a Chinese blockade that could cut ...
Tags: Australia, Washington, China, Russia, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Taiwan, Beijing, United States, Xi Jinping, Pentagon, Taipei, Pacific, US Navy

'Unshackled' palm-destroying beetles could soon invade Australia

A destructive pest beetle is edging closer to Australia as biological controls fail, destroying home gardens, plantations and biodiversity as they surge through nearby Pacific islands.
Tags: Science, Australia, Pacific

The mice that roared: how eight tiny countries took on foreign fishing fleets

Eight Pacific countries created a revolutionary system that brings in $500m a year and prevents the overfishing that blights other regionsRead more of our Pacific Plunder series hereIt has been described as “the most remarkable achievement of the Pacific island countries in the last 50 years”.In 1982, eight, mostly minuscule Pacific island countries in whose waters much of the world’s skipjack tuna was caught got together and decided to do something to get a share of the profits, of which they r...
Tags: World news, Pacific, Pacific Islands

AMC Close to Taking Over Pacific’s Grove and Americana Theaters in L.A.

AMC is close to taking over the Pacific Theatres locations at two popular Los Angeles shopping malls, a source confirmed to Variety on Tuesday. Pacific Theatres, founded in 1946, announced in April that it would not be reopening its 17 locations as pandemic restrictions loosened. That includes a half dozen Pacific locations and 11 ArcLight […]
Tags: News, Amc, Los Angeles, Amc Theatres, Pacific, Grove, Caruso, The Grove, Pacific Theatres, The Americana at Brand

Why Did the ArcLight Fade Away? Inside the Sad Final Chapter of the Pacific Theatres Chain

On April 12, Pacific Theatres issued a terse, five-sentence statement announcing that it would not reopen its theaters, which include the much-loved ArcLight Cinemas chain. On one level, it was not a surprise. The pandemic has forced several other regional theater circuits into bankruptcy. But the Pacific announcement was odd. Some of the other chains […]
Tags: News, Pacific, Chris Forman, Pacific Theatres, ArcLight Cinemas, Decurion Corporation

The 16 best beach hotels in the US for ocean views, gorgeous pools, and beachside dining

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. The Diplomat Beach Resort Beachfront hotels are coveted stays with access to sandy shores, gorgeous views, and water sports. We found the best beach hotels in the US, from Hawaii and California to Florida and Maine. Keep in mind that summer is the peak season for many beach areas and hotel prices tend to increase. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Summer is here and the urge to travel is at an all-tim...
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Inside Larry Ellison's futuristic indoor farming company, whose massive, Tesla solar-powered Hawaii greenhouses are the first step toward an ambitious goal of feeding the world

An employee at Sensei's farm in Lanai, Hawaii. Sensei Ag Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison created an indoor farming company called Sensei Ag in 2018. The goal of Sensei Ag is to feed the world by making produce more nutrient-rich and accessible. Sensei Ag's Tesla solar-powered greenhouses grow produce that's distributed throughout Hawaii. See more stories on Insider's business page. Picture this: You're driving along the highway on the island of Lanai, Hawaii's sma...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Steve Jobs, US, Trends, Tesla, Walmart, Features, David, Hawaii, Farmers, Larry Ellison, Pacific, Ellison, Oracle, Usc

Pre-travel testing no longer necessary for Hawaii inter-island travel + more restrictions easing

We are moving towards less restrictions to travel within and to Hawaii. Here are the latest developments: Inter-island travel restrictions dropped Today, June 15, 2021, marks a real change from the new normal back to the old normal for flying from island to island in Hawaii. Hurrah! Previously, inter-island travelers had to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine for 10 days when flying from Hawaiian island to island. Starting today, that will no longer be necessary. The only ...
Tags: Travel, United States, Hawaii, Pacific, Travelers, Inter, Gov Ige, Coronavirus COVID 19, Hawaii Hurrah Previously

Delta variant of Covid spreading rapidly and detected in 74 countries

Concerns over impact on poorer countries, while richer governments try different containment measuresCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Delta variant of Covid-19, first identified in India, has been detected in 74 countries and continues to spread rapidly amid fears that it is poised to become the dominant strain worldwide.With outbreaks of the main Delta strain and several of its sub-lineages confirmed in China, the US, Africa, Scandinavia and the Pacific, concern i...
Tags: Health, Indonesia, China, India, Africa, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pacific

Russia is saying goodbye to its last Soviet-era ballistic-missile submarines. Here's what's replacing them.

Russian nuclear-powered ballistic-missile sub K-84 Ekaterinburg in Murmansk, May 23, 2018. Lev Fedoseyev\TASS via Getty Images Russia has announced plans to decommission the ballistic-missile submarine Ekaterinburg. That will be the beginning of the end for the subs that have long been the backbone of the Soviet and Russian fleet. They will be replaced by the Borei-class, Russia's most advanced ballistic-missile sub. See more stories on Insider's business page. In April, the Russia...
Tags: Navy, Russia, International, Trends, Delta, Arctic, Pacific, Nordic, TASS, Russian Navy, Northern Fleet, Russian Defense Ministry, Ryazan, Murmansk, Ekaterinburg, Borei

New Zealand to Apologise for 'Discriminatory' Police Raids Against Pacific Community

By Praveen MenonWELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand is to make a formal apology to the Pacific community which felt "targeted and terrorised" during...
Tags: New Zealand, Pacific, Praveen MenonWELLINGTON Reuters

New Zealand Apologizes for 1970s Raids on Pacific People

New Zealand’s government is formally apologizing for an immigration crackdown nearly 50 years ago in which Pacific people were targeted for deportation, often after early-morning home raids.
Tags: New Zealand, Pacific, Pacific People

Plastic rafting: the invasive species hitching a ride on ocean litter

Ocean plastic has become a route for invasive species that threaten native animals with extinction, with Japan’s tsunami sending nearly 300 species ‘rafting’ across the PacificJapan’s 2011 tsunami was catastrophic, killing nearly 16,000 people, destroying homes and infrastructure, and sweeping an estimated 5m tons of debris out to sea.That debris did not disappear, however. Some of it drifted all the way across the Pacific, reaching the shores of Hawaii, Alaska and California – and with it came ...
Tags: Japan, California, Animals, Environment, World news, Fish, Wildlife, Conservation, Oceans, Endangered Species, Invasive Species, Pacific, Plastics, Suez Canal, Hawaii Alaska

On opposite sides of Europe, US troops are practicing new ways to get to battle

US Army logisticians and transporters offload equipment at the port in Esbjerg, Denmark, June 5, 2021. US Army/Spc. Elliott Page During exercises in Europe this spring, US forces worked on new ways to get equipment and supplies troops in the field. Those new approaches are part of a broader effort to improve NATO's ability to reinforce and resupply units across Europe. The efforts reflect NATO's increased focus on mobility amid heightened tensions with Russia. See more stories on I...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Russia, US, International, Trends, Atlantic, Nato, Crimea, Army, Poland, Denmark, Air Force, Pacific, US Army, US Navy

Jacinda Ardern to apologise for 1970s ‘dawn raids’ on Pacific community

Apology is timed alongside 50-year anniversary of Polynesian Panther party, a movement founded to fight mistreatment of Pasifika peopleThe New Zealand government will officially apologise for racist raids on Pacific people that took place in the 1970s.On Monday the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, said the time had come to deliver an apology for the “dawn raids”, when officials would target people believed to have overstayed their visas purely on the basis of their ethnicity. Continue reading...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Pacific, Pacific Islands, Jacinda Ardern

Heat wave to scorch Southern California, elevate wildfire threat

A heat wave building across Southern California will peak either Tuesday or Wednesday, and may persist with triple-digit temperatures through the week in the Inland Empire and parts of Los Angeles County. Temperatures rose to the upper 80s in the San Gabriel Valley Sunday, and into the 90s in the San Fernando Valley and portions of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, National Weather Service Meteorologist Kathy Hoxsie said.  A high-pressure system building from the south will continue to driv...
Tags: Weather, News, Southern California Edison, Sport, ISO, Soccer, Long Beach, Pacific, Southern California, San Bernardino, Huntington Beach, Anaheim, Los Angeles County, Riverside, Inland Empire, San Fernando Valley

Why the world’s most fertile fishing ground is facing a ‘unique and dire’ threat

China’s Pacific fishing fleet has grown by 500% since 2012 and is taking huge quantities of tunaRead more of our Pacific Plunder series hereSince long before the steel-hulled fishing boats from foreign countries arrived in the South Pacific its people have had their own systems for sharing the ocean’s catches.In the New Zealand colony of Tokelau, in the middle of the region, the 1,400 people living on its three atolls practise a system called inati, which ensures every household gets fish. Conti...
Tags: Food, China, Environment, World news, Asia Pacific, Marine Life, Oceans, New Zealand, Fishing, South Pacific, Pacific, Vanuatu, Fiji, Pacific Islands, Tokelau

The 1978 Project: Arbitrary Awards

The 1978 Project edition of the Kaedrin Movie Awards were finished off last week. The idea is to recognize aspects of films that aren’t reflected in more traditional awards or other praise like a Top 10 list. However, any awards system will fail to capture all the nuances and complexity available; hence the Arbitrary Awards, an opportunity to commend movies that are weird or flawed in ways that don’t conform to normal standards. A few of these “awards” have become an annual tradition, but most a...
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China's rocket forces have been practicing launching 'carrier killer' missiles in the dark during midnight drills

China has been building up its missile arsenal. Weapons like the DF-26 can strike not only land-based targets but also naval assets, like US aircraft carriers. GREG BAKER/AFP via Getty Images China has been conducting midnight exercises to practice launching DF-26 missiles. The DF-26, often described as a "carrier killer," can strike land and naval targets. China's arsenal of missiles has led the US military to rethink certain war-fighting strategies. See more stories on Insider's ...
Tags: Navy, China, US, International, Trends, Department Of Defense, Getty Images, Beijing, Pacific, US Navy, PLA, South China Sea, Guam, Global Times, Greg Baker, U.S. Navy

Why the world is in a shipping crisis

Your favorite brands are paying 10 times the typical price of shipping your stuff across the ocean. Shortages also abound. It's all thanks to a chaos in maritime trade that's been unfolding since last year. See more stories on Insider's business page. The price for a shipping container is looking a lot like a meme stock. The Drewry World Container Index, which measures the price of a shipping container, is up 282% from this time last year. FreightWaves The surge in shipping c...
Tags: Transportation, Asia, Europe, China, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Nike, Bloomberg, Economy, United States, Ocean, Shipping, Shanghai, Ikea

At El Salvador's Bitcoin Beach, a Glimpse of Crypto Economy

After El Salvador’s congress made the bitcoin legal tender this week, eyes turned to the rural fishing village of El Zonte on the Pacific coast.
Tags: El Salvador, Pacific, Bitcoin Beach, El Zonte, Crypto economy

Explore the Pacific with Paul Nicklen & Cristina Mittermeier on the SeaLegacy Catamaran

OMAZE is giving you the chance to join Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier on a portion of the Pacific leg of SeaLegacy 1’s maiden voyage around the world Official Rules: US, 18+. June 7 –... Click to read more...
Tags: Pacific, Frugality, Omaze, Paul Nicklen, Cristina Mittermeier, Trips & Travel Prizes, Multi Entry Limit, Ending in August