Salmonfest Turning The Tide On Music Scene

first_imgAnother of many Alaska great bands, Hope Social Club takes the stage twice throughout the weekend. Salmonfest is supported by and benefits several non-profit organizations on the Kenai Peninsula and in the State of Alaska. Two prominent supportors are the Kachemak Bay Conservation Soceity and Cook Inletkeeper. Both are longstanding Homer-based non profit organizations that seek to educate the public, and both protect and promote Alaska’s fish-filled waters. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Salmonfest kicks off it’s three day event this weekend to emphasize and celebrate the connection of all Alaskans to the fish and the waters that “provide this magnificent resource”. On Saturday music begins at 11:15am and later Alaska’s Blackwater Railroad Co. takes the stage at 7:10PM followed by The California Honeydrops before headliner and Grammy Award winner Jason Mraz begins at 10:15pm. In addition, ARCHES Alaska and the Kenai Peninsula Fair Association have teamed up to help make Salmonfest a successful event. View the entire lineup of entertainment at Salmonfestalaska.org. Friday’s headliner and Grammy winner Ani DiFranco hits the Ocean Stage at 9:15pm followed by WookieFoot. Music opens at 12:30pm with Food For The Soul along with the Rainbow Girls first appearance in Alaska playing twice over the weekend, just to name a few of the many great bands.last_img read more

POLICE LOG for August 3 BE with Money Stolen Vandalism At Nail

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Friday, August 3, 2018:State Police, Andover Fire, and Wilmington Fire responded to a rollover near Exit 40 on 93 South. (5:34am)A car struck and killed a deer on Chestnut Street. (7:11am)A caller reported two vehicles were gone through overnight on Chestnut Street. Some property was recovered in the woodline close to the proximity of the home. (7:19am)A past breaking & entering, missing money and vandalism was reported at Elegant Touch Nails on Main Street. (8:49am)A detailed officer reported an inbound train (#1072) blocked Middlesex Avenue at North Wilmington station. (9:36am)A U-Haul was reporte stolen from Wilmington’s U-Haul, but later located in the parking lot of a Burlington business. (1:34pm)A caller requested a possible road rage incident after the operator of another vehicle threw a water bottle at her vehicle. (1:42pm)A caller reported a female was throwing his belongings into the roadway. (2:04pm)A Marie Drive caller reported a male party was trying to break into his vehicle. Police responded. Party was a family member. Situation was a misunderstanding. (11:18pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 10: Car Stolen; License Plate Stolen; Road Rage Incident At Cumberland FarmsIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 20: Wilmington Man Arrested; Car vs. Tree; Concession Stand VandalizedIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 31: Woburn Man Arrested For OUI; Bad Highway Crash Required MedflightIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Workers clash with police over arrears in Ctg

first_imgJute mill workers blocked the Chittagong-Hathajari road at Amin Jute Mill area since 9:00am on Tuesday.They clashed with the members of law enforcing agencies over realising two months’ arrear wages.The blockade on the road continued till 2:00pm, creating a huge tailback.According to witnesses and police, about 300 workers of Amin Jute Mill blocked the road at 9:00am on Tuesday.They enforced the blockade on the road by setting fire to tyres and piling up logs. Vehicles came to a halt on both sides of the road.The workers clashed with the police, at one state throwing stones when the police told them to remove the blockade.Officer in charge of Bayzid Bostami police station Abul Kalam said the workers blocked road in demand of two months’ arrears.”We are trying to convince them to remove the blockade,” the OC added.last_img read more

BCL activists assault college principal in Bogra

first_imgA group of leaders of ruling Bangladesh Awami League’s (AL) student wing Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) assaulted the principal of Bogra’s Government Shah Sultan College, Ejazul Haque.Witnesses said a group of BCL activists led by college unit BCL president Bishwajit Kumar Saha on Monday noon, vandalised the principal’s office and assaulted the principal following the expulsion of two BCL activists.Principal Ejazul Haque filed a case in this connection with Shajahanpur police station, accusing seven BCL activists including BCL college unit president Bishwajit Kumar and ten other unnamed people.The case was filed on charges of attacks, vandalism, and destruction of public property. Police arrested two students – a masters’ student SM Zobayer and an honours’ student Anik – in connection with the case.Principal Ejazul Haque told Prothom Alo that several BCL activists took part in the HSC test examination without paying the fees. Two of them – Mezbahul Hossain and Zobayer Hossain – misbehaved with college teacher Nilufer Rahman on 26 August when she sought examination fees from them.The principal said the college authorities expelled the two students when they misbehaved again at the examination centre on Monday.The college principal alleged that BCL activists led by Bishwajit raided his room, abused and assaulted him following the expulsion.Bishwajit, however, denied the allegations, saying no one from BCL launched the attack on the principal.He said he was present in the place of occurrence but was not involved in the vandalism. “No one from the BCL was involved in the vandalism.”President of Bogra district unit BCL Naimur Razzak, however, told Prothom Alo that the district unit BCL has decided to investigate the incident.“Disciplinary actions will be taken if any BCL activists are found involved in the incident,” he said.Shajahanpur police station officer-in-charge Zia Latiful Islam said police arrested two after the principal filed the case around 9:00 on Monday evening.Besides, Bogra district unit of the BCS General Education Association held an emergency meeting on Monday night following the attack on one of their fellows.Association’s general secretary Faruk Ahmed, also an assistant professor of the chemistry department at the Government Azizul Haque College, Bogra, said they have given the administration a seven-day ultimatum to arrest those involved in the attack.He said the teachers will announce tougher action programmes if the perpetrators are not brought to the book.last_img read more

Trump warns Syria missiles will be coming

first_imgA Syrian government forces soldier walks over the rubble of buildings in the former rebel-held town of Zamalka in Eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of the capital Damascus on Wednesday. Photo: AFPUS President Donald Trump warned Wednesday that “missiles will be coming” in response to an alleged chemical attack in Syria, as the UN chief urged world powers to stop a face-off with Russia from spiraling out of control.With punitive US military action seemingly imminent, Russia scrambled to deflect blame from its ally Bashar al-Assad and, according to a monitor group, Syrian forces evacuated key defense buildings in Damascus.Trump’s warlike tweets came in response to a warning from Russia’s ambassador to Beirut, who took to a television network run by the armed group Hezbollah to declare that any US missiles would be shot down “as well as the sources they were fired from.”If the US action follows the pattern of a previous punitive strike on Syria last year, it will begin with a salvo of cruise missiles fired from American warships in the Mediterranean, as Trump implied when he tweeted they would be “nice, new and ‘smart.’”Defense Secretary Jim Mattis as well as CIA director Mike Pompeo huddled at the White House on Wednesday to discuss options and game out the situation.“The president’s national security team met today. That meeting was chaired by the vice president to discuss a number of options,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.With the UN Security Council failing thus far to find a diplomatic solution, Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday time was running out.“Today, I called the Ambassadors of the five Permanent Members of the Security Council to reiterate my deep concern about the risks of the current impasse and stressed the need to avoid the situation spiraling out of control,” he said, referring to the United States, Russia, China, France and Britain.Moscow and Washington have so far vetoed each other’s motions to set up an international investigation into chemical weapons use.Opponents of unilateral US action called an emergency closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council for later Thursday.Meanwhile, Moscow said the formerly rebel-held district of Eastern Ghouta-including Douma, the target of Saturday’s attack-had been “totally stabilized” and would soon be patrolled by Russian military police.But the Russian army continued to deny their side’s latest victory came after Assad launched a chemical attack on the last rebel-held pocket of the enclave in the Damascus suburbs, instead accusing the White Helmets civil defense organization of staging the massacre.Trump’s spokeswoman dismissed this idea, and pointedly refused to acknowledge that concern about the risks of a direct confrontation with Russia would hold the US military back.“The intelligence provided certainly paints a different picture,” she said. “The president holds Syria and Russia responsible for this chemical weapons attack.”But while the Russian president’s lieutenants continued to up the ante with threats and allegations, Vladimir Putin himself adopted a more statesmanlike tone, in remarks to new ambassadors presenting their credentials at the Kremlin.“The situation in the world is becoming more and more chaotic but all the same we hope that common sense will finally prevail and international relations will take a constructive path,” he said.Trump’s tweets were more belligerent-he told Russia “You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!”-and declared that US relations with Russia have plunged to a historic low.But he notably also said there was “no reason for this,” reiterated his hope for talks with Putin to halt a new arms race, and blamed his domestic political opponents for poisoning ties.Assad’s Damascus regime, which has long accused Washington of supporting its armed opponents in the country’s bloody seven-year-old civil war, hit back at Trump’s “reckless escalation.”OPCW to deployTrump and other Western leaders have vowed a quick and forceful response to Saturday’s alleged gas attack, which rescue workers say killed more than 40 people.British Prime Minister Theresa May has called an emergency cabinet meeting for Thursday, while French President Emmanuel Macron is to decide on a response in the coming days, having insisted he does “not want an escalation” and that any response would focus on Syria’s chemical capabilities, not on allies of the regime.As it looked to head off the threat of Western strikes, Syria said it had invited the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which has blamed the regime for previous attacks, to visit the site.The OPCW said it would “shortly” deploy a fact-finding team to Douma for an investigation, but US officials said they were working from their own information and would not necessarily hold back.Damascus agreed to hand over its chemical arsenal in 2013, narrowly avoiding American and French air strikes in retaliation for a suspected sarin attack.That incident, which killed hundreds, also took place in Eastern Ghouta.last_img read more

Venezuela arrests terrorists over Maduro attack

first_imgIn this still from a video provided by Venezolana de Television, presiden Nicolas Maduro, center, delivers his speech as his wife Cilia Flores winces and looks up after being startled by and explosion, in Caracas, Venezuela on 4 August. Photo: APSix “terrorists and hired killers” have been arrested in Venezuela accused of trying to assassinate president Nicolas Maduro in an alleged drone attack, the government said on Sunday.Interior and justice minister Nestor Reverol announced the arrests on state television, saying more could be on the way “in the coming hours.”Three soldiers were in critical condition and four more were injured in the alleged attack that involved two remote-controlled drones, Reverol said.He described it as “a crime of terrorism and assassination” and said that the “material and intellectual authors inside and outside the country” had been identified.Venezuela’s opposition braced itself for “persecution and repression” as the armed forces vowed “unconditional” loyalty to radical socialist leader Maduro, who, standing with his wife on a reviewing stand, was unharmed in the incident.Maduro vowed to inflict “maximum punishment” on those who tried “to assassinate me.” He pointed the finger at outgoing Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and “the ultra-right wing”-a term he uses to describe domestic opposition, even as a mysterious rebel group claimed responsibility.‘Wave of repression’“There will be no forgiveness,” Maduro warned, for what a military statement said was an act of “barbarism in a desperate attempt to destabilize” the government.But Nicmer Evans, a former government loyalist and now leader of the opposition Frente Amplio party, said he feared the government’s measures “open the door to persecution and a wave of repression.”Those worries came as defense minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez voiced the military’s “unconditional and unrestricted loyalty to our commander in chief.”Army general Padrino Lopez described Saturday’s incident as “an aggression against the military” aimed at provoking regime change “through unconstitutional means.”Attorney general Tarek William Saab said the names of those arrested would be published on Monday.The alleged attack involved two drones, each carrying a kilogram (2.2 pounds) of plastic explosive C4, which Reverol said on state television is “capable of causing effective damage over a 50-meter (164 feet) radius.”He said one drone flew over the tribune where Maduro was giving a speech but that it became “disoriented by signal-inhibiting equipment” and was thus “activated outside the assassins’ planned perimeter.”The second drone lost control and crashed into a nearby building, Reverol added.State television images showed Maduro looking up with a start after hearing a bang, as National Guardsmen lined up in the parade scattered in fright.No drones could be seen in the television broadcast, which showed bodyguards jumping in front of Maduro to protect him with flexible ballistic shields. The broadcast was quickly cut.Maduro ‘has to fall’Once back in the presidential palace, Maduro said he had “no doubt” that Colombia’s Santos-a Nobel Peace Prize winner who negotiated a historic peace accord with Marxist guerrillas FARC-was “behind the attack.”Santos, who is due to hand over power to the hardline right-winger and vocal Maduro critic Ivan Duque on Tuesday, had said this week that the Venezuelan “regime has to fall” and that he could “see it happening in the near future.”Colombia’s Foreign Ministry denied involvement, calling the allegations “absurd.”Maduro said investigations pointed to financial backers who “live in the United States, in the state of Florida. I hope that President Donald Trump is ready to fight these terrorist groups.”US national security advisor John Bolton insisted Sunday that there was “no US government involvement” and even suggested on “Fox News Sunday” that the incident could have been “a pretext set up by the regime itself.”Late Saturday, a rebel group calling itself the National Movement of Soldiers in T-Shirts claimed responsibility in a statement passed to US-based opposition journalist Patricia Poleo, who read it on her YouTube channel.“We cannot tolerate that the population is suffering from hunger, that the sick do not have medicine, that the currency has no value, or that the education system neither educates nor teaches, only indoctrinating communism,” said the statement, accusing the regime of having “made public office an obscene way to get rich.”A collapsing economyOn Saturday, a policeman who requested anonymity told AFP that drones may have been released from a nearby apartment that suffered a fire after one exploded. However, other accounts blamed the fire on the accidental explosion of a gas cylinder.Maduro’s allies Cuba and Bolivia condemned the incident, as did Russia.Last year, 125 people were killed over four months of violent clashes between anti-Maduro protesters and armed forces.Maduro, a 55-year-old former bus driver, has remained in power despite a collapsing economy and a long-running political crisis, thanks in large part to unwavering support from the military.Hundreds of thousands have fled the country due to food and medicine shortages and hyperinflation that the International Monetary Fund says could reach one million percent this year.Maduro often accuses the opposition and the United States of working together to topple him.last_img read more

S Sudan doctor wins UN refugee prize

first_imgUNHCR logoA South Sudanese doctor who runs an overcrowded hospital with a dimly-lit surgical theatre and no regular supply of general anaesthesia on Tuesday won the UN refugee agency’s prestigious Nansen award.Evan Atar Adaha’s Maban hospital in the South Sudanese town of Bunj serves more than 144,000 refugees from Blue Nile state in neighbouring Sudan, UNHCR said.The hospital’s X-ray machine is broken, but Atar and his team perform nearly 60 surgeries per week in a room with just one light, with staff using “ketamine injections and spinal epidurals” instead of general anaesthesia, the agency said.UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi said Atar’s “profound humanity and selflessness” had saved thousands of lives.Atar had previously run a hospital in Blue Nile but was forced to relocate when a conflict erupted there in 2011 between the Khartoum government and rebel fighters.Khartoum unilaterally announced a ceasefire in the area in March.The Nansen prize, awarded annually, is named for Norwegian polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen, who served as the first high commissioner for refugees during the failed League of Nations.Last year’s winner was Nigerian Zannah Mustapha, who helped negotiate the release of some of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists from their school in Chibok in 2014.UNHCR said actor and goodwill ambassador Cate Blanchet will deliver the keynote address at the ceremony in Geneva next week.last_img read more

Look your best this puja with perfect makeup

first_imgWant to look your best during the time of festivities? Opt for HD (high definition) make-up products, emerald green eyeshadow and soft coral lip shades, suggest experts. Make-up experts have listed few make-up tips:Base: After the application of primer or BB crème, it’s time to apply high definition silicon base. The presence of minute crystal particle makes the skin glowing and gives an even finish. It gives an illusion effect to your make-up and makes you look scintillating even in the presence of lights. In order to look natural, HD make-up is suggested. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfEyes: Accentuate eyes with eye shadows shades like charcoal brown, deep bronze and smoky black. If your skin tone is brown, then emphasise your eyes with a shade of emerald green. Put on some sparkling metallic shades like bronze, gun-metal grey or even gold, in keeping with the festive spirit. Contour: Try with a dark brown shade of blusher on the edges of your nose – over the chin to camouflage your double-chin and endow your face with a chiselled look this festive season Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveLips: Go light on the lips with soft corals. On the flip side, if you are a fan of darker colours, orange and deep red is the key for that contemporary bold and traditional look at the same time. If your eye make-up is dark, let the lip make-up remain light and vice-versa.Hairstyle: The flowering bun is a really trendy option, all you have to do is make a simple knotted bun behind your head. Decorate it with a flower like sunflower or dahlia on the side or something as basic and elegant as a gajra. The flower should cover at least half of your bun. Or if you want to avoid any of the floral made-ups, accessorise your hair bun with hair accessories like kundan pins, delicate kundan work chains to hold your bun.You could also go for a fish braid, messy bun, side braid or any other braid-style to be the limelight of the ccasion.Nails: Splashing a few poppy hues of neon shades onto them. Hot pinks, luminous reds, poppy oranges, gleaming greens, brilliant yellow are some of the nail paints you could experiment with.Beauty spots: Pujas are the occasion probably in which black dots/bindis can be flaunted with innate grace. These dots add a dash of girly charm when drawn in a proper manner on chin, corners of the eyes or forehead.last_img read more

Rep Pscholka hits icy water to benefit Michigan Special Olympics

first_img05Mar Rep. Pscholka hits icy water to benefit Michigan Special Olympics Categories: News Michigan’s winter has been frigid, and it was an even colder day than usual for state Rep. Al Pscholka as he took a dive into a pool of icy water on the lawn of the state Capitol as part of the Legislative Polar Plunge to support Michigan Special Olympics.Rep. Pscholka, dressed as the Grinch, braved below-freezing temperatures for the fourth consecutive year to participate in the event.  The Stevensville Republican in past years has taken the plunge dressed as a shark, a bear and a penguin.  More than a dozen lawmakers this year participated in the event, with temperatures in Lansing reading just 16 degrees.“It’s been an honor to participate for the fourth year in a row and raise money for the Special Olympics and all of the athletes it supports,” said Pscholka. “With so many of my colleagues coming out to bear the cold, not only does this event raise awareness for this worthy cause, but it’s fun too.”Nearly 21,000 athletes annually participate in Special Olympics Michigan, which is a year-round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. The ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.“Many of my constituents in the 79th District participate in the Special Olympics, and some have advanced to national competitions,” Pscholka said. “This is a small price to pay to support them.”last_img read more

Rep Albert votes to protect first responders

first_img Categories: Albert News,News State Rep. Thomas Albert, who has four first responders in his family, today voted to improve protections to fellow police, fire, corrections and emergency medical services personnel by supporting a three-bill package before the House Law and Justice Committee.“Our police, fire and emergency medical personnel are the people that respond to protect us, so they in turn deserve our protection,” said Albert, of Lowell. “I’ve heard many stories of the dangers that come with being a police officer or responding to ambulance calls. Being targeted for wearing the uniform or trying to help is not a part of those understood dangers when you take an oath to protect and serve your fellow citizens.”Today’s vote in the Law and Justice Committee was a week after the panel heard testimony in support of the legislation from five first responders based in Wayne, Macomb, Oakland and Kalamazoo counties. During the Sept. 26 testimony, it was disclosed that 93 police officers were killed in the line of duty in 2017 as of Sept. 21, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. In Detroit alone, eight DPD officers were shot or killed between October 2016 and May 2017.“That proves we need to stand with our first responders because they are increasingly under attack for doing their job,” said Albert, who is a member of the Law and Justice Committee.Under the legislation, anyone convicted of targeting a first responder could face up to two years in prison.House Bill 4585, sponsored by state Rep. Jeff Yaroch, of Richmond; HB 4590, sponsored by Rep. Klint Kesto, of Commerce Township; and 4591, sponsored by state Rep. Brandt Iden, of Oshtemo Township, each advance to the House for its consideration.##### 03Oct Rep. Albert votes to protect first responderslast_img read more

The dollar index closed on Friday at 8277…and gap

first_img The dollar index closed on Friday at 82.77…and gapped down about 10 basis points as soon as trading opened on Sunday night in New York.  After that, it rallied to its high of the day…82.89…which came at the open of equity trading in New York…9:30 a.m. Eastern time.  From there it got sold off into the close…finishing the Monday session at 82.65…down 12 basis points on the day. A cursory glance at the gold and silver charts from yesterday shows no correlation between the precious metals and the dollar index. Although gold’s low came at 10:30 a.m. in New York, the gold shares didn’t hit their nadir until 12:15 p.m. Eastern.  After that they rallied weakly along with the gold price…and then traded sideways after 2:00 p.m. Eastern time.  The HUI finished up 1.49%. Sponsor Advertisement Being a Tuesday, I have lots of stories from the weekend…and a goodly portion of them are gold related and well worth reading, so I hope you can find the time to spend on them. Obviously the U.S. Mint can’t keep up with demand for Silver Eagles…placing it in violation of the law which mandates enough bullion Silver and Gold Eagles must be produced to satisfy demand. But man-made laws can’t trump the law of supply and demand indefinitely. Many are still quick to point out that any silver shortage is confined to a number of retail forms of silver and not in the wholesale industry standard form of 1,000 oz bars. That seems to be true, but the silver retail shortage is burning intensely and the winds are strong and the firebreak separating retail and wholesale are more likely than ever to be breached. The simple fact is that these retail silver shortages have been flaring up on a recurring basis over the past few years and the current one is the strongest one yet. From everything I’ve observed, the retail shortage is bound to intensify…and I won’t keep it a secret as to what is the underlying cause – the price of silver is too low. – Silver analyst Ted Butler…20 April 2013 In a bifurcated market such as this one, it’s always hard to determine whether the hourly and daily charts for gold or silver are remotely close to free markets.  At times they have characteristics of a free market…but then a not-for-profit seller shows up…and that’s it for the day…with yesterday’s price action in both gold and silver being another case in point. As Ted mentioned in his quote above, the silver price is too low…way too low…and so is gold.  And as Grant Williams so exquisitely put it in his commentary posted above…”I can promise you that not a single one of those crashes, collapses, or crises ended up with retail investors stampeding to buy the asset that was supposedly cratering.” As the stories in the ‘Crticial Read’ section have pointed out…the precious metal markets are a firestorm of buyers…and they have sucked the pipeline clean of all precious metals world-wide over the last week.  It will take many months to fill it again, if it can be done at all, especially if JPMorgan Chase et al continue to keep the precious metals at these giveaway prices. We’re still only selling 100 oz. silver bars at the store, as that’s all we can get…and I’d bet that even this tiny window that we have into the silver market will disappear soon.  There’s nothing to buy anywhere, unless you want to pay a huge premium on e-bay. Well, the Commitment of Traders Report was not changed yesterday, so I doubt very much if it will be until Friday’s COT Report.  At that point we’ll find out whether this now-obvious false reporting from last week will be rectified at that point…or have JPMorgan Chase and the CME Group corrupted this report permanently?  We’ll find out soon enough. This bifurcated market cannot…and will not last.  The total disconnect between the paper market price and the physical market price has to resolved…and resolved quickly…as the pressure on physical demand has gone supernova.  Now that this fire is lit, it will be self-sustaining until prices change…and change drastically. The bullion banks and central banks are really up against it now…and have been caught in a trap of their own making…a plan that literally blew up in their faces.  They discovered in a real hurry that the buyers of 2013 were wise to them…and didn’t react the way they had back in 2011 when “da boyz” pulled this same stunt. If there every was a time for the world’s central banks to mark up the prices of all the precious metals [plus copper and crude oil] this would be the time to do it.  But in order to kill demand in precious metals stone-cold dead…it will take a big price adjustment to do it…and that’s why they’re going all-out to rid themselves of as much of their short positions [and/or go long] in these six commodities as they can.  And that’s why the last COT report was a fabrication, as they don’t want anyone to see what progress they’re making. I note that all four precious metals came under selling pressure in the thinly-traded and highly illiquid Far East trading session on their Tuesday, with the lows coming just moments before 3:00 p.m. in Hong Kong…which was just moments before the 8:00 a.m. BST London open.  As of 3:30 a.m. Eastern time, gross volumes are already very chunky in gold…over 44,000 contracts…and over 12,000 contracts [net] in silver.  The high-frequency traders are definitely out and about. And as I hit the ‘send’ button at 5:10 a.m. Eastern time, I see that “Da Boyz” continued to be active even past the London open…and it should come as no surprise to you, dear reader, that silver was hit the hardest once again.  As you already know, this precious metal is the biggest problem child of JPMorgan Chase, Canada’s Bank of Nova Scotia…and HSBC USA.  Gold is down about eleven bucks…and silver is down 65 cents..but was down over 80 cents at its 8:55 a.m. BST low.  Gold’s gross volume is now north of 58,000 contracts…and silver’s net volume is just above the 15,000 contract mark. The dollar index dipped about 15 basis points going into the London open…and then blasted skyward.  It’s just an eyelash above the 83.00 mark as I write this. I’m watching the current situation with morbid fascination and, like everyone else out there, I’m making things up as I go along, as this really is a Star Trek-type of precious metals market.  Right now we’re only at Warp Factor 1…but I don’t expect that to last too much longer. The rest of today’s trading action, once we get past the noon silver fix in London, should prove interesting. See you tomorrow. Here’s your “cute quota” for the day… (Click on image to enlarge) For whatever reason, the CME Daily Delivery Report was never updated from Friday’s data.  I’m looking at the correct page on their website at ten minutes before midnight Eastern Daylight time…and it has not been updated.  Normally it’s updated by 10:00 p.m. Eastern. Well, the finally did the update, but it was after midnight Eastern time before the got around to it. I discovered it around 4:30 a.m. Eastern when I was doing the final edit.  The report showed that 43 gold and 11 silver contracts were posted for delivery tomorrow…and the link to the current Issuers and Stoppers Report is here. GLD took another big hit yesterday, as 589,959 troy ounces were reported withdrawn yesterday…and as of 11:55 p.m. Eastern time last night, there were no reported changes in SLV. There was a decent sales report from the U.S. Mint yesterday.  They sold 7,500 ounces of gold eagles…7,000 one-ounce 24K gold buffaloes…and 681,000 silver eagles. Over at the Comex-approved depositories on Friday, they didn’t report receiving any silver…but they shipped 702,149 troy ounces of the stuff out the door.  The link to that activity is here. Monday was another busy sales day at the store…but not quite as busy as Friday.  Gold sales were really strong, as one customer came in and ordered an eye-watering amount of gold maple leafs.  We still only have 100 oz. silver bars for sale…and there was still no change from the mints or the wholesalers, as none of them are taking orders. Here’s a chart that reader Richard Sypher sent my way yesterday.  He borrowed it from yesterday’s edition of the “Daily Pfennig“..and I thank him for it.center_img Silver’s price pattern was similar, but the rally into the noon hour London high wasn’t anywhere near as impressive as gold’s.  After that high tick, the silver price pretty much followed the gold price pattern. Silver closed at $23.41 spot…up a whole 13 cents from Friday’s close.  Volume, net of roll-overs out of the May contract, was only 32,500 contracts. The precious metal markets are a firestorm of buyers…and they have sucked the pipeline clean Gold traded flat when it opened in New York on Sunday night…but early in Tokyo trading on their Monday morning, the price jumped up about ten bucks…and stayed there until 10:00 a.m. in London, where it jumped up a few more times, but ran into the proverbial brick wall shortly after 12:00 o’clock noon BST. From that high, gold got sold down about twenty-five bucks…hitting it New York low at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time.  After that, it slowly gained back some of that loss by 2:00 p.m…and then didn’t do much going into the 5:15 p.m. close of electronic trading. Gold closed the Monday trading session at $1426.30 spot…up $19.80 on the day.  Gross volume was around 199,000 contracts…with a large chunk of that occurring early in the trading day…up until the London high of the day. The silver stocks traded mixed…and Nick Laird’s Intraday Silver Sentiment Index closed up a smallish 0.57%. Freegold Ventures Limited is a North American gold exploration company with three gold projects in Alaska. Current projects include Golden Summit, Vinasale and Rob. Both Vinasale and Golden Summit host NI 43-101 Compliant Resource Calculations. An updated NI 43-101 resource was calculated on Golden Summit in October 2012 and using 0.3 g/t cutoff  the current resource is 73,580,000 tonnes grading 0.67 g/t Au for total of 1,576,000 contained ounces in the indicated category, and 223,300,000 tonnes grading 0.62 g/t Au for a total of 4,437,000 contained ounces in the inferred category. In addition to the Golden Summit Project the Vinasale also hosts a NI 43-101 resource calculation which was updated in March 2013. Indicated resources are 3.41 million tonnes averaging 1.48 g/t Au for 162,000 ounces, and Inferred resources are 53.25 million tonnes averaging 1.05 g/t Au for 1,799,000 ounces of gold utilizing a cutoff value of 0.5 grams/tonne (g/t) as a possible open pit cutoff. 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The disabled head of a disability charity has been

first_imgThe disabled head of a disability charity has been criticised by the charities watchdog after a full-page photograph of her was used – with her permission – in the Conservative party’s election manifesto.Ruth Owen, chief executive of Whizz-Kidz, is pictured in her wheelchair on page 44 of the manifesto, contravening strict rules on charities supporting particular political parties.The charity – which supports young disabled people to access the right mobility equipment – has defended her actions, arguing that she was not named in the manifesto and was appearing only as an “anonymous” disabled person and not as a representative of Whizz-Kidz.Owen was recognised with an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours in 2012, but she insists that her appearance in the Tory manifesto (pictured) does not signify support for the party.The Charity Commission has now spoken to Whizz-Kidz about the photograph, after the picture was drawn to its attention by Disability News Service.A Charity Commission spokeswoman said: “The charity has explained that Ruth Owen agreed for her photograph to appear in the manifesto as a private individual, on the basis that her name would not be included, and the charity would not be named.“We have advised the charity that, given the profile of Ruth Owen and of the charity, the inclusion of her photograph could potentially give rise to the impression that the charity has associated itself with or endorses a political party.“That would run counter to our guidance on campaigning and political activity, which makes clear that a charity must not give its support to any one political party and trustees must ensure perceptions of their independence are not adversely affected.“All charities must ensure that their independence is maintained, and perceptions of independence are not adversely affected. “As charity regulator we expect charity trustees to take account of this fundamental requirement as a core part of their decision-making processes.“We have sent the charity a reminder of our guidance and explained that this needs to be brought to the attention of the trustees.”The case has parallels with an investigation carried out by the commission after the last election in 2010.That complaint involved Debbie Scott, the chief executive of the employment charity Tomorrow’s People, whose full-page photograph – and comments – appeared in the Conservative manifesto.A report published by the commission following its investigation warned other charities: “Contributing to an election manifesto or any party political publication would have the inevitable result of providing or encouraging support for a particular political party, or at the very least, the perception of doing so.“As a charity cannot support or encourage support for any political party, the Commission is unable to see how a charity could demonstrate that it had sufficiently considered and managed all the risks arising from a decision to contribute to an election manifesto or party political publication.”A Whizz-Kidz spokesman said that Owen appeared only as “an anonymous member of the public; a female wheelchair-user”.He said: “When asked if she could have her photograph taken, it was under the assurance that neither her name, title, nor the organisation she works for would be cited. She was also informed she could keep the images for her own use.”He said that Owen was “not endorsing the Conservative Party by appearing in the image, nor – as demonstrated by an absence of comment, quote or recognition of the charity – is Whizz-Kidz”.He said Whizz-Kidz worked “across the political spectrum”, and in the last 12 months had presented a fundraising award to Ed Balls, Labour’s shadow chancellor, and was involved in a fundraiser at Everton Football Club for shadow health secretary Andy Burnham’s own fund-raising marathon.He added: “In the past, we have sponsored the all-party parliamentary group for wheelchair reform, chaired by a Liberal Democrat MP; and we regularly hold fringe events at both the Labour and Conservative party conferences, as well as other parliamentary events with a range of MPs – giving disabled youngsters and their parents the chance to speak for themselves.”Owen has so far failed to say whether she was aware of the Charity Commission rules governing such situations when she agreed to the picture, and whether she will apologise for her decision to appear in the manifesto.last_img read more

California Paves the Way for Cars With Empty Drivers Seats

first_img Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. Officials in California proposed new rules on Friday that would let companies test autonomous cars on public roads with no human driver present.The proposal is a significant update to the state’s self-driving car regulations adopted in 2014, which allow testing on public roads only if a driver is inside the vehicle. With the new rules, companies that want to test cars without human drivers will have to apply for a special permit and meet federal standards defined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.To be approved for the permit, companies will also have to obtain written support from the jurisdiction that they want to test in, which suggests that local governments could object to testing on their streets.According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, 21 companies are currently testing autonomous vehicles in the state. Among them are tech companies such as Waymo, which took over Google’s self-driving project last year, as well as traditional automakers such as Toyota and BMW.”California has more manufacturers testing autonomous vehicles than any other state and today’s rules continue our leadership with this emerging technology,” California Transportation Agency Secretary Brian Kelly said in a statement. The state’s updated regulations will now enter a 45-day public comment period before they are adopted.Although California is a hotbed of autonomous vehicle research, it is not the only state that is working on regulations to govern the industry. In December, Michigan adopted new laws that establish comprehensive self-driving car regulations and made it the first state to allow completely autonomous ride-sharing fleets.   Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Cars 56shares Next Article Image credit: Mark Wilson | Getty Images California Paves the Way for Cars With Empty Driver’s Seats Add to Queuecenter_img Proposed regulations would let companies test self-driving cars on public roads without a human driver present. News reporter This story originally appeared on PCMag 2 min read March 13, 2017 Tom Brant Enroll Now for $5last_img read more

Can Marijuana Replace Lost Steel Jobs Pennsylvania Town Has High Hopes

first_imgCannabis Free Green Entrepreneur App Download Our Free Android App Guest Writer –shares Keep up with the latest trends and news in the cannabis industry with our free articles and videos, plus subscribe to the digital edition of Green Entrepreneur magazine. Can Marijuana Replace Lost Steel Jobs? Pennsylvania Town Has High Hopes. A region of the Keystone State impoverished by industrial decline and ravaged by opioid addiction sees a future in medical cannabis. Next Article Add to Queue March 28, 2017 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The promise of big profits and job creation continues to draw communities to the legal marijuana industry, particularly in places where the economy has long suffered.Nowhere is this more apparent than in southwestern Pennsylvania. City leaders in Braddock, located east of Pittsburgh, have submitted an application with the state in hopes to land a license that will allow for a new cannabis cultivation facility. The goal is for legal medical marijuana to bring back jobs lost over the past decades by the decline in the steel industry.They have partnered with a company that includes a Pennsylvania legend among its top executives: Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris, who played for the Pittsburg Steelers. The company has a goal of his own: finding out if marijuana can become an effective pain management medicine that replaces opioids.Related: 5 Routes the Cannabis Industry Could Take to Get Around Federal Banking RestrictionsTough TimesIn many places, such as in California and Colorado, businesses and communities vie against each other to win potentially lucrative licenses from the state for creating and operating marijuana cultivation centers and retail outlets. However, in a place such as Braddock, leaders see it as a means of survival.Braddock has been decimated by the jobs lost with cutbacks in the steel industry since the late 1980s. The city’s economic state landed it on the Pennsylvania Act 47 roll of financially distressed cities. Braddock has been on the list since 1988.In numerous media appearances, Mayor John Fetterman thinks a large medical marijuana cultivation center can change the town’s fortunes. As many as 70 new jobs would be created at the outset, and the city would reap the tax benefits of having the facility in town.“It’s a great story to have with a community that’s been kind of left behind by an industry in decline like steel to be resurrected financially from a brand new industry that didn’t even exist in Pennsylvania six months ago,” Fetterman said in a Facebook Live interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.State lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf approved medical marijuana in Pennsylvania in 2016.Braddock already faces competition for the license from nearby McKeesport, which also plans to submit an application. The state has said it will only allow a limited number of facilities within six different regions of the state.Related: Colorado Takes Aim at the Marijuana Black MarketLaurel Green MedicalHarris is chairman of Laurel Green Medical, which would run the facility in Braddock if the project wins the state permit.On its website, the company said its cultivation center “will use sustainable growing techniques to facilitate the best species of the plant. We will oversee the production of our medicine from seed to sale; this allows us to offer more affordable prices to our patients across-the-board.”Harris became interested in medical marijuana through fellow former and current NFL players who told him that using opioids to manage pain sometimes led to addiction to the drug, according to the Post-Gazette. He also noted that Pennsylvania has been one of the states hit hardest by the opioid addiction crisis.Related: How Do We Measure the Statistical Significance of Legal Cannabis?Research into the uses of medical marijuana is “something that’s very much need,” Harris said.Permit applications were sent to the state in March. The state is expected to grant permits within the next several months, with the businesses beginning operation by mid-2017.Follow dispensaries.com on Instagram to stay up to date on the latest cannabis news.  Image credit: Oliver Contreras | The Washington Post | Getty Images dispensaries.com Easy Search. Quality Finds. Your partner and digital portal for the cannabis community.last_img read more

Its Bring Your Dog to Work Day What You Need to Know

first_img Danielle Bernal, D.V.M. bring your dog June 22, 2018 Next Article Add to Queue Today, June 22, is Bring Your Dog to Work Day! So, tell Fido what a good boy he is as he chills under your desk. And celebrate the day, because bringing your furry friend to work is certainly a nice perk.Related: Bring Your Dog to Work Day Is Every Day for These 8 CompaniesHow important are pets in the workplace to pet parents overall? New research from Wellness Natural Pet Food answers that question, proving the power of a pet-friendly workplace when it comes to attracting and retaining employees.Specifically, of 1,100 pet owners, ages 18 to 65, whom a research company surveyed nationally, 51 percent said they would consider a career change for a pet-friendly workplace. And 37 percent of the pet parents polled said they would sacrifice benefits like vacation time or work from home days in order to enjoy a pet-friendly workplace.Of course, not everyone has to make sacrifices to bring their pooches to work. Some workplaces, like Harpoon Brewery and Zoosk, allow pets in the office year-round, saying that that move gives their employees more flexibility, improves their mood (and productivity!) in the office, and allows employees to bring their full attention to work.And the frosting on the cake, or the extra meat on the dog bone, is that those employees can also give their pets a level of companionship that the animals might otherwise not have during the workday. What’s more, allowing pets in the office has human health benefits, too! Studies have found that pets can help lower our blood pressure, lessen anxiety and increase physical activity.So, if you’re thinking about making the leap to introduce pets into your workplace, here are some considerations for building out a pet-friendly office policy to ensure successful workdays for pet and pet parent alike: Get the all-clear.First and foremost, ensure that your landlord or building management allows pets in the office. You should also check with your team to make sure everyone is on board, to avoid any surprises or upsets. Some people may have allergies, phobias or other concerns about dogs in the office, and you’ll want to give them an opportunity to weigh in.Survey your office layout.Whether your workplace consists of cubicles, private offices or an open layout, a plan for where pets will spend their time is essential. Ask yourself: Is there enough space near employees’ desks to accommodate a bed or crate? Do we have enough space to designate a special “pet area” sectioned off by doors, gates or other boundaries? And: Are there readily accessible outdoor areas for bathroom breaks? Should we require owners to “pick up” after their animals?The goal is to make pets and their owners as well as non-owners as comfortable as possible, and defining special boundaries can help accomplish this. You may also want to consider designating a pet-free section of the office for employees with allergies or a dislike or fear of dogs. Glassdoor, for instance, has found this kind of policy very helpful in its office.Begin drafting your pet policy.Now, you’re ready to begin drafting your pet-friendly office policy. Putting pen to paper helps formalize the policy and sets clear expectations for existing employees. Again, make sure to get input from both employees who will be bringing their dogs in and those who won’t, to ensure the policy is fair and balanced.Your policy should outline what types of pets are allowed in the office. It should detail how pets will be “interviewed” for acceptance (healthy and up to date on vaccinations, trained to some extent — certainly housebroken — and able to get along with other pets and people). Further, the policy should include how behavioral issues, damage to company equipment or non-compliance with the policy will be handled.Will pets be allowed in conference rooms and meetings? Are (annoying) squeaky toys a no-go? What supplies will your company provide and what should employees bring on their own? All things that should be included in your policy! You may also consider incorporating additional pet-centric benefits like “paw-ternity” leave — Massachusetts-based Zogics, for example, gives new pet parents an extra week of paid time off to spend with their new family member!Related: Who Let the Dogs Out? Hooray! Friday Is ‘National Bring Your Dog to Work Day.’Prep your office.Just as we pet-proof our homes, your office will require similar planning to ensure safety for pets and pet parents alike. Loose wires should be secured, equipment and cleaning supplies should be placed out of any paw’s reach; and you may want to invest in garbage bins with lids to avoid trash spills. If you’ll be designating certain spaces as off-limits, make sure that they are properly secured or blocked off.Pets in the office will also require some new office supplies, as well. If a pet has an accident (because even the best house-trained pups can get over-excited in a new space) carpet cleaner is essential, and baby gates or pens may also be necessary depending upon your office layout and policy.If you plan to designate an area specifically for pets, the way BissellHomecare does with its “pet spot,” it may be helpful to outfit that space with items such as water bowls, beds, treats, toys, poop bags and spare leashes. Try stocking the office with grain-free, natural treats that most dogs do well on; that way, employees can treat their dog-office mates without the guilt less healthy or fattening snacks might prompt. Also, don’t forget some lint rollers for the fur that will soon be flying around!Plan for your furry new ’employee’s’ first day.All employees have a transition period when starting a new job, and a pet is no exception! Before implementing your pet policy, give your employees plenty of time to review the rules so everyone is on the same page. Keep in mind that transitions take time. Designating a portion of the morning, perhaps on a Friday, to welcoming pets to your workplace can help with this transition and give everyone the time needed to successfully integrate without interruption.Pets should be introduced to their new space and one other slowly, and if possible, in an outdoor area because some animals may become stressed or agitated meeting in an enclosed space. If you don’t have green space around your office, a patio space similar to that of pet-friendly O.H.S.O. Brewery is a great substitute! Owners should keep an eye out for signs of stress in their pet and plan to spend the rest of the day working from home if their dog does not take to the office.Related: It’s ‘Take Your Dog to Work Day’: Have You Thanked Fido Today?Whether you’re looking to build a business from the ground up, or seeking to grow your startup, having a pet along for the journey can not only help attract new employees, but also positively impact the work environment for those already on the team.Plenty of companies across the country have happily integrated pets into the workplace, proving that a pet-friendly workplace is one benefit worth serious consideration. You may be surprised at how dogs’ presence can translate into success for your business and a harmonious office environment for your employees. 7 min read Ever hear of ‘paw-ternity’ leave, when employees get new pets? Something new to consider for your pet-friendly office. Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Staff Veterinarian, Wellness Natural Pet Food It’s Bring Your Dog to Work Day! What You Need to Know to Make Your Office Pet-Friendly. Image credit: Frank van Delft | Getty Images Register Now » Guest Writer –shares Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

Note 7 Fiasco Could Burn a 17 Billion Hole in Samsung

first_img HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ Phenomenon Note 7 Fiasco Could Burn a $17 Billion Hole in Samsung Figure Out Your Family Tree Just in Time For Father’s Day Economy adds 75K jobs in May Embed Add to Queue Turning Up the Heat in the Southeast for Holiday Weekend Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Up Next: Memorial Day Weekend Heat Wave Could Smash May Records Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Guitarist Don ‘Fingers’ Felder Releases New Album A Petition Is Coming ? for a ‘Game of Thrones’ Final Season Do-Over A LifeMinute with Ryan Seacrest 2 Musts for Tackling Allergy Season Delicious Summer Entertaining Ideas Airbnb Wants to Take You on an All-Inclusive Adventure Heat Snapshot –shares Justin Bieber Launches Plant-Based Deodorant Cannes: ticketless festival-goers seek seats for films Memorial Day Weekend Heat Wave Could Smash May Records 2020 Toyota Camry Reuters North Carolina superintendent says new app can help reduce violence in schools Privacy Policy   |   Terms of Use Beyond Meat Earnings Are Beyond Analyst Expectations Summer Beauty Survival Must-Haves Summer is here and there are some great looks this season for women of all shapes and sizes. 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What better way for dad to connect with his loved ones than learning about his family’s stor Lifeminute tv Samsung Electronics’ worst-ever recall could cost the company as much as $17 billion after it halted sales of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 for a second time, spelling an almost certain end for the ill-fated premium model.Samsung announced the recall of 2.5 million Note 7s in early September following numerous reports of the phones catching fire and on Tuesday the crisis deepened: The company told mobile carriers to stop sales or exchange of the $882 device and asked users to shut off their phones while it investigated new reports of fires in replacement Note 7s.As the world’s top-selling smartphone company awaits results of probe by U.S. safety regulators, some investors and analysts predict Samsung may scrap the Note 7 and move on to successor models to limit the financial and reputational damage.”In the worst case scenario, the U.S. could conclude the product is fundamentally flawed and ban sales of the device,” said Song Myung-sub, an analyst at HI Investment Securities.If Samsung stops selling the Note 7s, that will translate into lost sales of up to 19 million phones, or nearly $17 billion, that the firm was expected to generate during the Note 7’s product cycle, according to analysts including those at Credit Suisse.That’s a big increase from $5 billion in missed sales and recall costs analysts initially expected Samsung to incur under the assumption that the firm would resume global Note 7 sales in the fourth quarter.Chances of that now look slim. South Korea’s Hankyoreh newspaper, citing unnamed sources, said on Tuesday Samsung will likely stop Note 7 sales permanently. Samsung did not comment on the report.”This has probably killed the Note 7 brand name,” said Edward Snyder, the managing director of Charter Equity Research.”By the time they fix the problem they have to go through recertification and requalification and by the time that happens, they’re going up against the [Galaxy] S8 launch.”Wider problemSamsung has already temporarily halted Note 7 production, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday. That could lead to a write-down in inventory in the event Samsung has to end sales entirely.Broker Nomura estimates Samsung may have to incur up to 1.6 trillion won of disposal costs in the fourth quarter, assuming around 4 million Note 7s have been made.For Samsung, with a market value of $235 billion and $69 billion in cash and equivalents at the end of June, the loss of sales of one model could be absorbed.The bigger problem will be long-term impact on its reputation and brand, analysts and experts say.”We think the Note 7 incident may hurt demand for Samsung’s other smartphone models as well,” Nomura analysts said in a note, adding it may have to slash Samsung’s fourth-quarter mobile division profit estimates by as much as 85 percent.Verizon Communications Inc., the largest U.S. wireless carrier, is already considering shifting marketing away from the troubled Note 7s, a company spokesman said on Monday.That will likely boost rival products such as the new Google Pixel and Apple Inc.’s new iPhone taking market share from Samsung, as most vendors launch new products ahead of the critical year-end holiday sales season.”The [Note 7] unit is forever going to be tarnished and the danger is that the brand becomes irretrievably damaged as well,” said Stephen Robb, a partner at UK law firm Weightmans.”They need to be writing to every customer with an apology and some form of ‘compensation’… It will clearly be costly for the company but the alternative is to end up going the way of Nokia and Blackberry.”Samsung also faces lawsuits, with at least two consumers taking the company to the court in the United States to claim compensation on damages stemming from the faulty smartphone.The firm received 92 reports of batteries overheating in the United States, including 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage, according to the U.S. regulator’s announcement of the Sept. 15 recall.The Note 7 woes may also roil Samsung’s component business, an important and growing source of revenue, as it provides key smartphone parts such as phone screens and memory chips.Falling Note 7-related orders could not only cut overall revenue for the component business unit, but also crimp prices of such parts, analysts said.($1 = 1,114.7500 won)(By Se Young Lee; Additional reporting by Nataly Pak; Writing by Miyoung Kim; Editing by Lincoln Feast) October 11, 2016 A Safe Way to Get Rid Of Bugs in Your Home A Safe Way to Get Rid Of Bugs in Your Home New York takes aim at skyscrapers’ sky-high energy usage 2 Delicious Summer Entertaining Ideas Figure Out Your Family Tree Just in Time For Father’s Day A Petition Is Coming ? for a ‘Game of Thrones’ Final Season Do-Over How Human Behavior is Hurting Animals and What We Can Do to Protect Them IHOP Sees Explosive Growth in To-Go Sales Autoplay: On | Off Saint Laurent dazzles with men’s collection on Malibu beach US Navy: Russian destroyer almost collided with cruiser in the Philippine Sea BACK Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. 4 min read Figure Out Your Family Tree Just in Time For Father’s Day The firm received 92 reports of batteries overheating in the United States, including 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage. 2020 Ballots May Have a New Box to Check ? 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Eating leafy green vegetables may help maintain muscle strength and mobility

first_imgEating leafy green vegetables like spinach could help maintain muscle strength into old age.Researchers from Edith Cowan University tracked the diets of 1420 West Australian women aged over 70 and found that those who ate more nitrate-rich vegetables like spinach, rocket and lettuce had significantly better muscle strength and physical function.Measuring musclesMuscle strength was assessed by measuring participant’s grip strength. Physical function was quantified using the timed-up-and-go (TUG) test, which measures how long it takes to rise from a chair, walk three meters then return to the chair to sit down.Related StoriesNew drug provides hope for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy’Text neck’ may be causing bone spurs in young peopleStudy reveals link between inflammatory diet and colorectal cancer riskLead researcher Dr Marc Sim from ECU’s School of Medical and Health Sciences said a decline in muscle strength and physical function are associated with greater risk of disability and even premature death.He says previous research in older populations has shown that a 1 kg decline over 12 months in grip strength is associated with a 33 per cent increased mortality risk. Every one second slower TUG time increases mortality risk by eight per cent over three years.“Poor strength and function are also associated with other adverse outcomes such as falls and fractures, which substantially compromise an individual’s independence,” he said.“In our study we found that eating one cup of spinach, rocket or lettuce a day may increase grip strength by up to 2 kg and improve TUG time by up to 1.6 seconds.”Nitrate and blood flowDr Sim said while it was unclear exactly how nitrate positively influences muscle function, one possible mechanism could be improved vascular function and blood flow.“We know from previous research that nitric oxide is a vasodilator, which means that it widens your blood vessels, potentially allowing greater blood flow to your muscles. In fact, nitrate supplements are used by athletes to improve endurance and performance.“It could be that higher daily nitrate intake consistently increases muscle blood flow, thereby facilitating musculoskeletal health,” he said.The study follows on from previous ECU research that found a link between eating nitrate-rich vegetables and a lower risk of death from stroke and heart disease.Where to next?Dr Sim said the next step would be to conduct an intervention study to test precisely how nitrate-rich vegetable consumption influences muscle function.Confirmation of the health benefits of dietary nitrate would be used to inform future dietary recommendations. Mar 25 2019Popeye was on to something. Eating just one cup of leafy green vegetables like spinach each day may help maintain muscle strength and mobility into old age. Source:https://www.ecu.edu.au/features/postgraduate/leafy-greens-key-to-maintaining-muscleslast_img read more

Chicago airport plan is one of many Musk dream projects

first_imgThis undated artist’s rendering provided by The Boring Company, shows an electric public transportation vehicle that is part of a proposed high-speed underground transportation system that will transport passengers from downtown Chicago to O’Hare International Airport. A spokesman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel confirmed Wednesday, June 13, 2018, that The Boring Company, founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been selected to build the transportation system. (The Boring Company via AP) A newly announced project by billionaire innovator Elon Musk for a tunnel transit system that would carry travelers to and from Chicago O’Hare International Airport at up to 150 mph (241 kph) is just another project on a growing list of Musk dream projects. © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Citation: Chicago airport plan is one of many Musk dream projects (2018, June 15) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-06-chicago-airport-musk.html Elon Musk says LA-area test tunnel almost complete (Update)center_img Explore further A look at some of the SpaceX and Tesla CEO’s most ambitious projects, where they stand now and some hurdles to their completion:MARS MISSIONSArguably Musk’s boldest or most far-fetched project, depending on who you ask, is one to send manned missions to Mars. He’s even spoken about colonizing the red planet. According to the SpaceX website, the “aspirational goal is to send our first cargo mission to Mars in 2022.” The first unmanned Mars mission would seek to confirm the presence of water and identify other resources that could help sustain human life. And the manned Mars mission? Musk’s goal is for that to happen just two years later, in 2024. By contrast, NASA has spoken about the mid-2030s as a realistic goal for sending humans to Mars.A powerful new rocket capable of making it to Mars is already being developed. The Los Angeles harbor commissioners in April approved a permit for SpaceX to build a facility on port land to manufacture it.Among the unresolved challenges: How to protect humans from radiation on Mars, which lacks the atmosphere of Earth. There are psychological challenges, too. Humans on Mars, especially before a full human colony is established, would have to grapple with a sense of extreme isolation—and boredom.TUNNELINGChicago is one of several cities where Musk has spoken about using tunnel-boring technology developed by his Boring Co. for transportation projects. Among the furthest along is one that would scoot commuters underground on electric sleds called skates to the Los Angeles International Airport. Weeks after tweeting last year that snarling traffic was “driving me nuts,” Musk said work on a tunnel was about to start. Last month, he said a portion of a tunnel was almost finished under an LA suburb and would soon be ready for testing. Among the challenges for any such project is to secure the necessary approval from state and municipal governments. Last year, a suburban city council approved an approximately 2-mile (3.2-kilometer) test tunnel from Musk’s SpaceX rocket plant to a point east of LAX.HYPERLOOPMusk also wants to overhaul the entire U.S. transportation system. He envisions an ultra-high-speed hyperloop system that involves nearly airless tubes that speed special capsules over long distances at up to 750 mph (1,200 kph), using magnetism and solar power. It would carry both people and cargo.It’s an idea many states are taking seriously. Several have said they are conducting feasibility studies, including Colorado, Texas and Missouri. Missouri was looking at whether such a system could be installed to move people between St. Louis and Kansas City in a half-hour’s time.’BETTER’ BRAINSMusk in 2017 announced a new venture called Neuralink, which is developing “ultra-high bandwidth implantable brain-computer interfaces to connect humans and computers,” its website says. Implants could treat neural disorders. Musk has also raised the possibility of artificially intelligent computers posing a threat to humanity in the future, and he says linking brains to computers could put humans’ abilities to process data on par with supercomputers. Linking technology directly to the human body is already happening, including to help deaf people hear. At least some neuroscientists say putting the timetable for actually hooking up brains to computers in terms of several years is overly optimistic. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Woman Dies After Being Impaled by Reusable Metal Straw

first_img Top 10 Craziest Environmental Ideas In Photos: World’s 10 Most Polluted Places Originally published on Live Science.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedVikings: Free Online GameUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoDr. Marty Nature's Feast Freeze-Dried RAW Cat FoodOne Meat That Could Be Harming Your CatDr. Marty Nature’s Feast Freeze-Dried RAW Cat FoodUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoGundry MD SupplementsTop Cardiologist: This One Thing Will Properly Flush Out Your BowelsGundry MD SupplementsUndoCity BeautyHow To: Lift Sagging Skin And Jowls (Do This)City BeautyUndo A woman in England died after falling onto a reusable metal straw, which pierced her head, and the tragic accident has renewed debate over bans on plastic straws, according to news reports. The woman, 60-year-old Elena Struthers-Gardner, was carrying a glass with a 10-inch-long stainless-steel straw when she fell and the straw impaled her eye, causing fatal brain injuries, according to the Daily Echo, a British newspaper. Struthers-Gardner had scoliosis, or a sideways curvature of the spine, which made her prone to falls. Struthers-Gardner died in November, and a coroner’s report on her death was released this week, according to The New York Times. The report called her death an accident.Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Why Is It ‘Snowing’ Salt in the Dead Sea?01:53 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65925-metal-straw-death.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:3500:35  Several U.S. cities and states have already banned plastic straws to reduce the plastic entering the environment, and a similar ban is set to take effect in England in April 2020, the Times reported. But the bans have sparked concern among people with disabilities and their advocates, who say the bans make straws unavailable for those with disabilities who rely on straws to drink, according to NPR. In addition, the rigidity of reusable metal straws may pose safety risks. “I just feel that in the hands of mobility-challenged people like Elena [Struthers-Gardner], or children, or even able-bodied people losing their footing, these [straws] are so long and very strong,” Mandy Struthers-Gardner, Elena’s wife, said in a statement, the Daily Echo reported. “Even if they don’t end a life, they can be very dangerous.” In 2016, Starbucks recalled 2.5 million stainless-steel straws due to reports of young children who experienced mouth lacerations from using the straws, according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Brendan Allen, the assistant coroner involved in Struthers-Gardner’s case, also warned about the potential dangers of metal straws. “Clearly, great care should be taken when using these metal straws. There is no give in them at all,” Allen said. He added that in this case, the metal straw may have been particularly hazardous because it was used with a lid that prevented the straw from moving. “It seems to me these metal straws should not be used with any form of lid that holds them in place,” Allen said. “It seems the main problem here is if the lid hadn’t been in place the straw would have moved away.” In Images: The Great Pacific Garbage Patchlast_img read more