Ralph Hasenhuttl provides injury update on Lemina

first_imgSouthampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has provided an update regarding the injury picked up by Mario Lemina prior last weekend.Lemina had featured in 15 of Southampton’s last 16 games in the Premier League but was absent as the Saints recorded a shock 3-2 win over Arsenal on Sunday.Southampton hosted high-flying Arsenal, who were on a 22 match unbeaten streak, at the St. Mary’s and stunned the visitors when Danny Ings opened the scoring with a well taken header.Henrikh Mkhitaryan leveled matters for the Gunners almost immediately, before Ings headed the home team in front once again.Mkhitaryan looked to have earned at least a point for Arsenal when he pulled the scores level at 2-2 before a late Charlie Austin header ensured Hasenhuttl picked up the three points in his first game in charge at the St. Mary’s.Solskjaer slams Man United’s draw: “We should have won” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to rue another missed opportunity as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw against 10-man Southampton.Speaking about Lemina’s absence after the win against Arsenal, Hasenhuttl said, according to 101GreatGoals:“Hopefully, not too serious. It’s about his stomach, it hurt him too much.”“If you can’t sprint 100 per cent, it’s better to say ‘no it doesn’t work’ and we have to put in someone else.”last_img read more

Police sends assurances about Kevino Smith Investigation

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m Bahamas Political leader to be replaced Related Items:dna, grand turk, investigaTION, kevino smith, police Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Jun 2015 – Despite the Governor’s announcement and condolences on the death of Kevino Smith; Police maintain that they are awaiting forensic proof in the case of missing remains found just over two months ago in a shallow grave in Grand Turk. Today in a media release, Police said this, “Up to the time of this release, police continue to await the results of the DNA. DNA analysis can be a long and difficult task, however, it is an essential part of our investigation.”In a first statement since the April press conference following the discovery of those remains, Police also aimed to reassure residents that investigations are ongoing which includes determining how the person found actually died.“The forensic focus of the investigation has two main objectives. The first is to identify the remains and the second is to establish the cause and manner of death.”A plea for information in the disappearance of Kevino Smith was included in that late day statement, “No matter how insignificant you may think your information is, please come forward and let us know.” Update: Women robbed while exercising (21 year old Arrested)last_img read more

Minor Flooding Observed On The Kenai Peninsula

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The remnants of Typhoon Maliksi has brought heavy rain to much of the Kenai Peninsula causing water levels to continue rising throughout the area, especially in the Seward area. DOT is also advising drivers of minor flooding on the Sterling Highway at MP 52.5 (Gwin’s Lodge) and at Sawmill Creek. They are advising drivers to be aware of water on the roadways. The City of Seward has been notified that the State of Alaska Department of Transportation has closed the main runway of the Seward Airport for 24 hours due to flooding. Photo courtesy of DOT: flooding on the Seward Airport runway and on Sterling Highway The National Weather Service has also issued a ‘flood watch’ for the Kenai River area in Cooper Landing. The flood category was changed from no flood to near flood stage as of 6 a.m., this morning. City of Seward Public Works suggests that a combination of high tide and several days of rain flooding the Resurrection River have contributed to the flood event. Reopening will be reevaluated after 2 more tide cycles. At this time, the water is 12 feet from the center line and has started to over top the rock embankment.last_img read more

Stranger Things 3 reviews are out Best season by leaps and bounds

first_img TV and Movies i really loved new #StrangerThings but i’m most excited for everyone to see it and fall madly in love with maya hawke, who is just wonderful. she stole the season for me. pic.twitter.com/66UajQQ1yo— lindsey romain (@lindseyromain) July 1, 2019 So there’s not much more I can say, but I was so impressed with the way specific ships sailed & laughed out loud at least once per episode (mostly at DAD Hopper). Also a shopping scene 🥰 #strangerthings— Emily Longeretta (@emilylongeretta) June 30, 2019 1 Stranger Things is looking good. Netflix Things are about to get Strange. The third season of Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things arrives on July 4, and while it may be a stressful summer in Hawkins, Indiana, it’s looking like a great one for fans. The embargo for reviews lifted on Sunday, and critics shared their opinions.  Now playing: Watch this: I think I can finally tell you that #StrangerThings is the show’s best season yet. It’s not perfect (more on that later) but there are moments that are so good, so funny, so deeply heartfelt that it will leave you breathless. It’s also spectacularly gross and I loved it.— Crystal Bell (@crystalbell) June 30, 2019 We know from the recent final trailer that Billy (Dacre Montgomery) could be the target of some Upside Down evil this season. But apparently he’s also a great character this year. “Billy f****** owns,” Colburn writes. Look at this baller piece of clothing pic.twitter.com/bbwhkjQLTI— Aᴀʀᴏɴ Pʀᴜɴᴇʀ (@AaronFlux) July 1, 2019 Now that I’ve seen some of #StrangerThings I am not only hit with a huge powerful wave of nostalgia (I was 9 in 1985) I am seriously wondering if we’ll see the absolute worst 80s fashion come back in style. Again.— Aᴀʀᴏɴ Pʀᴜɴᴇʀ (@AaronFlux) July 1, 2019 i’ve watched #StrangerThings twice now and i think people who already hate it will find even more to hate but i truly believe the show transcends its inelegant ’80s pop culture flirtations with top-notch character work and archetypal subversion. billy fucking owns.— Randall Colburn (@randallcolburn) June 30, 2019 See all the Stranger Things season 3 photos And CNET sister site ComicBook.com says the 1980s references are just too much. “It’s entertaining to see beloved characters embracing the spirit of goofy ’80s films, but these homages feel so blatant that it feels more like a parody than a tribute,” the ComicBook review reads.Character critiquesThere will be plenty of familiar faces and a few new ones in Hawkins this season. Who stands out? She’s not alone in calling this season the best so far. Randall Colburn, internet culture editor for The AV Club, calls season 3 the show’s “best season by leaps and bounds.” Stranger Things 3 a brilliant return to form Share your voice To Lindsey Romain of Nerdist, the standout is 20-year-old Maya Hawke (yes, real-life daughter of Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman), who plays new character Robin, who apparently works with Steve at Scoops Ahoy, the ice-cream shop in Starcourt Mall. “She stole the season for me,” Romain writes. it’s the best season by leaps and bounds— Randall Colburn (@randallcolburn) June 30, 2019center_img It’s what fans wanted to hear. CNET’s own Jennifer Bisset calls season 3 “a brilliant return to form,” adding that it brings the focus back to the elements that made the first season such an unexpected hit. “This season’s sense of fun, along with its relationship drama and multiple odd pair-ups bring humor and touching moments that recall Game of Thrones at its best,” she writes.MTVNews culture director Crystal Bell tweeted, “I think I can finally tell you that #StrangerThings is the show’s best season yet.” Wrote about the new season of #StrangerThings, which is basically a love letter to old-school tech, shopping malls &, of course, dope retro fits & wild haircuts. The Duffer Brothers did it again: best season yet. (Fret not, didn’t spoil the sauce for you.) https://t.co/pBJ9lcm78S— Edgar Alvarez (@abcdedgar) June 30, 2019 And Police Chief Jim Hopper brings the laughs, according to Emily Longeretta of Us Weekly, who says she “laughed out loud at least once per episode (mostly at DAD Hopper).” Some of the humor in #StrangerThings this season is very broad – too broad, especially early on. On the other hand, this felt like the goriest season yet, which, of course, I was very happy about. I had a couple “oh, I probably shouldn’t be eating right now” moments. Yay, gore!— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) July 1, 2019 Comment Tags Back to the futureIf you’re a 1980s nostalgic, get ready for an awesome and totally tubular summer, as numerous critics say the show’s 1980s references are back. Edgar Alvarez of Engadget not only proclaims this the “best season yet,” but declares the new season is “basically a love letter to old-school tech, shopping malls &, of course, dope retro fits & wild haircuts.”But not everyone is ready for those faddish fashions to return. For reference, I was a huge supporter of jams shorts. Internet picture for reference. pic.twitter.com/Fb2eRCEP6V— Aᴀʀᴏɴ Pʀᴜɴᴇʀ (@AaronFlux) July 1, 2019 Stranger Things season 3: Everything to know Originally published July 1, 12:36 a.m. PT. Update, 9:25 a.m. PT: Adds more reviews.  And at press time, the third season had a 92 percent Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and a Metascore of 71, indicating “generally favorable reviews,” on CNET sister site Metacritic.Stranger Things season 3 will be available on Netflix on July 4. 59 Photos Gross-out gangAnd in case you forgot this show has a horror theme, Eric Goldman of getFandom is there to remind you. “This felt like the goriest season yet,” he writes, “I had a couple ‘oh, I probably shouldn’t be eating right now’ moments. Yay, gore! 2:33 Our season 3 review Netflixlast_img read more

Amazon faces EU antitrust probe into its marketplace

first_img Amazon Tech Industry Mobile Apps Mobile Amazon Prime Day has turned us all into shopaholics (The… Tags Now playing: Watch this: Amazon is under the EU’s microscope.  SOPA Images/Getty Images The European Union’s antitrust regulators have opened an investigation into Amazon. The goal is to explore whether the e-commerce giant breached the EU’s competition rules with its use of data from independent retailers. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, who is in charge of the EU’s competition policy, said European customers shop online for the selection and pricing.”We need to ensure that large online platforms don’t eliminate these benefits through anti-competitive behaviour. I have therefore decided to take a very close look at Amazon’s business practices and its dual role as marketplace and retailer, to assess its compliance with EU competition rules,” Vestager said Wednesday in a statement. In an email, an Amazon representative said the company will cooperate fully with the European Commission and continue working to support businesses of all sizes. 14 Photos The EU announced the investigation on the heels of Prime Day, the company’s biggest sale. While many people shopped, Prime Day also brought out a wave of anti-Amazon protests and activism over everything from climate issues to the company’s ties to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.Amazon and other tech giants like Facebook and Google have also come under scrutiny from Congress about potential antitrust issues. 0 null 7:35 Share your voice Smart displays let Amazon, Facebook, Google show you answers to your questionslast_img read more

Congresss button malfunctions on EVMs in Poonch

first_imgPUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty ImagesWith the beginning of Phase I of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission is also geared up to address any problem which may occur during polling and counting of votes.With only a few hours into polling, Congress is already facing problems with many voters claiming that the party’s symbol was not working on the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in Shahpur and other parts of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir.This delayed voting while the machines were fixed. A polling officer in the region explained that voting was delayed due to the malfunction EVM. Congress’s allegations of EVM tampering Congress, which is known for its allegations of EVM tampering in the previous elections, has now fallen a victim to its own claims. During the Madhya Pradesh state assembly elections in December 2018, Congress had released a video of EVMs being carried out of a luxury hotel in Madhya Pradesh.In a series of tweets, the party’s treasurer, Ahmed Patil, had said, “Sensing a defeat in Madhya Pradesh & Chattisgarh, some are indulging in desperate measures by attempting to tamper with EVM’s in strong rooms. Urge the EC to investigate & take concrete action.”He then wrote,I am submitting four suggestions to Election Commission ahead of Chattisgarh counting-1) Kindly allow representatives of all political parties while transporting EVM’s to counting centres from strong rooms2) Cross check if postal ballots were received from eligible voters.3) Review conduct of top officials in 3 districts-Rajnandgaon, Kondagaon & Bilaspur4) Initiate second round of counting only after completion of first round.”last_img read more

EC gives scandalhit co second chance

first_imgElection Commission building file photoThe company that made 9.3 million sub-standard national identity cards for the election commission (EC) has been given a second chance.The EC signed a new deal with Smart Technologies (BD) Limited on 15 July, asking it to deliver quality cards by the next three months.”They made a mistake. We’ve recommended the fine be realised from the security deposit. However, we’ve signed a new deal with them considering the fact that they had incurred some losses,” said Md Saidul Islam, director general of national identity card registration cell.The EC had wanted to give youths who became voters after 2012 these identity cards and appointed Smart Technologies to deliver the cards. The company won the tender despite bidding the highest, Tk 90 million, and yet they produced cards printed on paper.As per the contract, this company was to deliver the cards by December 2017, a deadline it failed to meet as well.Smart Tech finished the job in February this year, but the EC investigations found that the printed cards were of low quality.The cards were not printed using the best machinaries, rather at different shops in Agargaon area, where the EC office is located.To this end, a report was published in the online edition of Prothom Alo on 19 June, which led to the steps.Joint secretary of EC secretariat Abdul Baten said the whole course of the task will now be carried out under the EC supervision and necessary equipment will be set on the 11th floor of the EC building to facilitate the process.The low quality cards Smart Technologies had produced will be destroyed in presence of the top EC officials while 60 skilled staff of the company will regularly be at the EC office to supervise the work, the official said.The managing director of Smart Technologies Zahirul Islam said, “We did a mistake last time, which affected the goodwill of our company. This time we will be very professional and we will not produce any card without the EC’s permission.”last_img read more

Hawaii to challenge new Trump order

first_imgA view of Honolulu, Hawaii is seen from the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Reuters file photoThe state of Hawaii said it will ask a federal court on Wednesday for an emergency halt to President Donald Trump’s new executive order restricting travel from six Muslim-majority countries, becoming the first state to challenge the ban in court.In a court filing on Tuesday, Hawaii said it would seek a temporary restraining order against the new travel ban. Hawaii’s suit against the original executive order was put on hold.The Trump administration this week issued the new executive order that supplanted an earlier, more sweeping one which had been challenged in court by several states in addition to Hawaii.The new order is much more narrowly tailored than the first one issued in January. It keeps a 90-day ban on travel to the United States by citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen but excludes Iraq, and applies the restriction only to new visa applicants.“To be sure, the new executive order covers fewer people than the old one,” Neal Katyal, one of the lead attorneys for Hawaii, said in an interview with CNN. He said the new travel ban still “suffers from the same constitutional and statutory defects.”“We are confident that the president’s actions are lawful to protect the national security of our country,” the Justice Department said in a statement.In a joint filing, Hawaii and the US government asked for oral arguments in the case to be held March 15, a day before the new travel order is set to take effect.Separately, in a case brought by Washington state against the first Trump travel order, the Justice Department on Tuesday said it would voluntarily dismiss its own appeal of a Seattle federal court ruling that had suspended the order.Washington state did not oppose the administration’s request to end its appeal, the filing said.Immigration advocates said the new ban still discriminates against Muslims and fails to address some of their concerns with the previous directive. Legal experts said the new ban would be harder to challenge because it affects fewer people living in the United States and allows more exemptions to protect them.Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Monday said his office was evaluating whether it would challenge the new order and would likely decide this week.The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals last month had blocked Trump’s first order, saying Washington state would likely be able to prove that it violated constitutional protections.That appeals court ruling has not been withdrawn and its legal reasoning can still be cited as precedent in future cases, Washington attorney general spokesman Peter Lavallee said on Tuesday.last_img read more

Pipeline Cybersecurity Push Bond Set at 1000000 for Man Accused Of Killing

first_imgThe Associated Press reports the couple will live in New York. Barbara’s twin sister, Jenna Bush Hager, told NBC’s “Today” show on Monday Barbara wore something borrowed — a bracelet her grandfather had given to his wife on their 70th wedding anniversary. Her namesake and grandmother, former first lady Barbara Bush, died at age 92 in April. Barbara Pierce Bush gets married President George W. Bush has announced daughter, Barbara Pierce Bush, wed Craig Coyne during a ceremony in Kennebunkport, Maine. A shortage of bilingual counselors, despite more funding after HarveyAs demand for mental health care in Houston has grown over the past year, providers say the lack of bilingual counselors has become more apparent.After Hurricane Harvey, care providers thought an influx of grant money would help them hire more bilingual counselors, specifically who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, or Farsi. Bond set at $1,000,000 for suspect in deadly car chaseA car chase turned deadly over the weekend when a suspect struck and killed a woman at an underpass Sunday morning.Precinct 1 deputies involved in vehicle pursuit this morning. Fleeing suspect lost control and struck a woman underneath the underpass of Rankin and I 45 north. Suspect is in custody. HCSO Traffic has taken over the investigation of the fatality accident pic.twitter.com/Zyauq4L2Oa— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) October 7, 2018The Harris County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were chasing the suspect when he lost control of his car. He’s since been charged with murder, evading arrest, and felony possession of a firearm. His bond is set at $1,000,000. Houston’s arts community prepares for future disastersMedley Inc.Houston Airports System employees in front of the collaborative piece by San Antonio based artists Sunny Sliger and Marianne Newsom, who donated the work to the Harvey Arts Recover Fund. This was taken during a temporary installation at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.As full-recovery from Harvey continues for many sectors in Houston, the Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) said many in the city’s arts community are still unprepared for the next disaster.The alliance reports 71 arts and culture non-profits reported damages from Harvey, totaling more than $56 million dollars. In addition, HAA said almost all of those entities are still suffering from revenue loss, due to lost ticket sales and canceled programs.That’s why the alliance is hosting a series of free workshops, lead by national experts from Performing Arts Readiness and CERF+, to help the arts community minimize future potential damage and become more resilient.center_img New pipeline cybersecurity effort underwayThe federal government is launching a new effort to better protect oil and gas pipelines against cyber attacks.Top officials with the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Energy met with industry leaders last week. Out of that meeting came an initiative that will use federal resources and expertise to “better understand the threat landscape” and focus cybersecurity efforts in certain areas. Execution stayedTexas’ highest criminal appeals court has put on hold an execution previously scheduled for this week.Juan Segundo was set to be executed Wednesday for the 1986 rape and slaying of 11-year-old Vanessa Villa.The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ordered that his execution be put on hold in light of a 2017 Supreme Court decision that invalidated Texas’ method of discerning intellectual disability.Segundo’s lawyers say he’s intellectually disabled and therefore ineligible for execution. Sharelast_img read more

Samsung Is Getting Ready to Introduce Second Smart Speaker

first_img Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Samsung’s Galaxy Home is being powered by the company’s own Bixby assistant, which is likely also at work in this new smaller version. Both devices will be competing with speakers from Google and Amazon, as well as a number of third-party speakers integrating Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Sonos was first to make both assistants available through its speakers this month, and Bose announced a similar feature on Tuesday.center_img Samsung still isn’t selling its Galaxy Home smart speaker, but the company may be getting ready to introduce a second model soon: An FCC filing for an “AI speaker” suggests that the new model, like the original Galaxy Home, will be dual-branded, featuring both Samsung’s own brand name as well as that of its audio subsidiary AKGThe new speaker seems to have a smaller form factor, but keeps the same overall bulbous shape as the original Galaxy Home. It dons the model number SMV310, which is not a complete surprise to anyone following the company closely: Late last year, Sammobile.com reported that Samsung was looking to introduce a cheaper Galaxy Home using that model number.Samsung first introduced its original Galaxy Home speaker in August of last year, but has since delayed the launch of the device multiple times. Samsung CEO DJ Koh told Cnet earlier this year that the Galaxy Home would launch by April; the company later said it would become available in the first half of this year. Samsung also hasn’t released official pricing for the device. last_img read more

SC to consider communitys view against jokes on Sardars

first_imgDo Sardars feel bad about Santa Banta jokes on them? If so, the Supreme Court on Monday said it will seriously consider examining a plea to ban websites displaying jokes on them.“If we think that your community do feel bad about it, we will definitely seriously consider it,” a bench comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justices AK Sikri and R Banumathi said.“Does your community stand by you,” the bench asked a Sikh woman lawyer Harvinder Chowdhary, who has filed a PIL in this regard.She said Delhi Sikh Gurduwara Management Committee(DSGMC) has also filed a petition on the same issue and they are engaging a battery of senior advocates including Ram Jethmalani to argue the matter.While the woman advocate was making submissions, the bench intervened and asked Additional Solicitor General P S Patwalia to express his views on the issue being a Sardar himself.last_img read more

The language of music unites all

first_imgA big name in the Hindustani classical music, Pandit Bhajan Lal Sopori, who has enthralled the world with his mesmerising Santoor, is now all set to steal the show with his son Abhay Rustum Sopori on the occasion of ‘Delhi Classical Music Festival’ being held in the Capital today. Millennium Post chronicles the stories of the ‘King of Strings’ and his early life musical journey with son Abhay Rustum Sopori, his live performances worldwide and his music academy SaMaPa, which works as a catalyst to healing many people. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfHow did your musical journey begin?The saga began from the year 1953 when I was only five years. I was invited to give my first live performance in Srinagar auditorium. Later, in 1954, I was delighted to be a part of a children’s show which was aired on the radio in Srinagar. Performing at the Durgiana Temple in Amritsar in 1959 was also a memorable moment. Gradually, I delved into the technicalities and nuances of Santoor. And eventually, I was able to introduce my own style – Sopori Baaj. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveYou were 10-year-old when you gave your first performance at a conference? How did you manage to create magic at such a tender age?(Smiles)… I belong to a family of music. My family has played santoor for over six generations. In addition to inheriting the quality from my father and grandfather, blessings of my loved ones especially Kashmiris was bestowed upon me. How does it feel to perform alongside your son?It brings tears of joy along with pride when you see your child blossom as an artist. It was absolutely an out-of-the-world experience to give a live performance with my son Abhay in the year 1995 at Siri Fort Auditorium in Delhi. Over the years, Abhay has grown in stature as an artist. You are both, a santoor maestro and a Guru. How would you differentiate yourself in two roles?As a Guru, my teachings to my students are always imbued with a sense of honesty and dedication towards one’s work. Above all, one must have faith in God. Never give up. Sacrifice your life if required to accomplish your mission. My grandfather and father ingrained such values in me. On the other hand, I find myself in paradise while I perform.Your music academy SaMaPa aims at healing jail inmates through music; creating a bonding between them and the society. How does your academy meet these objectives?SaMaPa is just not a music school, but a relaxing agent as well. It was established keeping in mind the active promotion of classical music, especially among jail inmates. I remember the memorable moments spent with the prisoners. The bright smiling faces of the prisoners the moment we begin music is all I can see. Therefore, music is the best healer of pain. I have attempted to break the stigma attached to prisoners in society, through music. My son and I decided to bring out their musical side. I was amazed to see them composing ghazals of Sufi tradition and have always tried to encourage them to realise their untapped potential, pursue their interests and showcase their talent to society. You are considered as the ‘cultural bridge’ between Jammu and Kashmir and the rest of India. How do you think music links all cultures?I firmly believe in the fact that India stands as a unified nation when we talk about its own culture and music. The language of music unites all regardless of regional differences as our culture is our pride. Which nation you think is most welcoming in terms of music?I have taught music to students of Washington University in the US. Also, I was invited to perform in European Parliament in Brussels. My performances have been broadcast in India which was seen by Indians and audiences of Belgium, Norway, Egypt, England, Germany, Syria and the US. I have noticed that music has no language and knows no boundaries. Most importantly, respect, love and devotion are the three prime factors needed to appreciate music. If you love and feel the music, it can be understood by everyone irrespective of their nationality.last_img read more

Please click here to see whats going on

first_imgPlease click here to see what’s going on — The Plot Against Trump’s America?I believe a very serious threat to the Trump administration is on the way, and some Americans are going to get caught in the middle of this mess. I fear that you could be one of them. Millions of people could stand to lose a lot of money… especially if you own stocks, bonds, annuities, or life insurance. Today, I need to share a message with every American I can. Because I’ve caught wind of a big move against Trump. One that’s going to cause massive problems in our financial system. One that could change your life in irreversible ways. Justin’s note: As regular readers know, Strategic Investor editor E.B. Tucker is one of the best big-picture thinkers in our business. Recently, he put two of the world’s most lucrative trends on your radar: legal sports betting and America’s “new energy metals.”But E.B.’s more than just a big trend guy…Like me, he believes that the key to true wealth is living a full life, rich with experiences. E.B. gets his edge by constantly traveling, talking to people, attending shareholder meetings, and doing boots-on-the-ground research.We want to give you some of that edge, so I got permission to share E.B.’s most recent “Notes From the Battlefield,” a popular section from his Strategic Investor newsletter.The following is one of the most interesting pieces you’ll read all year. E.B. spent a night at a former insane asylum while he was in Buffalo… a trip he made to hear from investing legend Jeffrey Gundlach. Read on to get his key takeaways… By E.B. Tucker, editor, Strategic InvestorWhen I’m on the road, I do my best to avoid chain hotels. They’re sterile and boring. That usually goes for the guests, too. With a few minutes of research, I can usually find a local boutique hotel for the same price or less than the national chains.Boutique does not always mean luxury. I’m not talking about laying around in a spa. What I’m looking for is a refurbished piece of history with a story behind it.There was a period in the late 19th and early 20th century where the U.S. had unmatched wealth. Some of the buildings built during this period are structurally irreplaceable. There’s no comparison to the aluminum wall studs and Chinese drywall used to build most buildings today.I found one of these historical gems on a quick trip to Buffalo, NY last month. I’ll explain later why I went to Buffalo… but first, the hotel. — As you can see in the picture below, this hotel would be impossible to rebuild today. This 180,000 square foot, 180 feet high section I’m standing in front of is less than half of the original complex.The hotel only opened two years ago after a more than $100 million renovation. Before that, it sat empty for 40 years. For 90 years before that, it was an insane asylum. E.B. in Front of Hotel Henry in Buffalo, NYIn 1870, New York State commissioned the Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane. It took eight years to build.Henry Richardson was the architect. Richardson also built Trinity Church in Boston, the New York State Capitol and the old Marshall Field’s Wholesale Store building in downtown Chicago. Richardson was a first-rate architect.He paired up with a leading psychiatric doctor and Frederick Olmsted who designed Central Park. Together they created a complex of buildings spanning nearly 500,000 square feet. The complex was so large that Richardson’s plans called for a miniature railroad connecting all of the basements. This is how the staff delivered food, laundry, and supplies between buildings.It’s anyone’s guess how many millions of pounds of Medina sandstone it took to build the entire structure. This unique, durable sandstone comes from nearby Medina, NY.From the slate roof to the ornate staircases and giant copper spires, the resources devoted to housing the insane back then are incredible. These days, insane people live downtown in parks or drift from place to place. E.B. Tucker Editor, Strategic InvestorJustin’s note: You can gain access to E.B.’s precious metals miners, and all of his boots on the ground research, with a subscription to Strategic Investor. You can sign up today here. I also recommend you check out our free special report on gold where we show you the top ways to buy and store physical gold.And if you enjoyed today’s piece by E.B., you’ll want to mark your calendars for February 27. That’s when E.B. will share the details on his latest venture. He’ll be revealing the top strategy he uses to make money in today’s volatile market. This is a truly unique opportunity to learn about a strategy you can use to generate gains 10x bigger than options.We’ll be sharing more details in the coming weeks. We’ll also share E.B.’s top insights so that you’ll be prepared for the big night. Stay tuned…Reader MailbagDo you think travel and a life of rich experiences affects trading? Let us know at feedback@caseyresearch.com.center_img Recommended Link REVEALED: A Task Force to Take Trump Down?Hillary and the “fake news” media hope you never see this urgent message… Because a whistleblower is now predicting the global elites’ evil plan to take Trump down… A plan that’s set to “go live” as early as 130 days from now. Recommended Link Richardson and his fellows designed the patient rooms with specific details in mind. They had 20-foot ceilings. As you can see in the exterior picture above, large windows filled the rooms with natural light. It also gave patients a clear view of the facility’s sprawling 200-acre grounds.The hallways were 18 feet wide to encourage patients to feel comfortable. Hallways as Long as 200 FeetToday, the hotel has 88 rooms. It also has several large banquet spaces in the upper levels of the building. The rates are reasonable at around $155 per night.The hotel staff has the walls peppered with beautiful art. That’s part of the reason I went to Buffalo. Hotel Henry Keeps the Asylum Walls Covered With Beautiful ArtWhy I Went to Buffalo, NYThe reason I went to Buffalo was to meet Jeff Gundlach. He’s the billionaire founder of DoubleLine Capital, a notable fixed income fund.Gundlach grew up in Buffalo. He recently donated $42 million to the city’s Albright-Knox art museum. Soon it will become the Albright-Knox-Gundlach museum. Gundlach visited the museum as a child.We arrived at the museum at the same time. The curator offered me a tour and Gundlach joined us. After about 10 minutes he took over the tour. He’s a pacing genius. He’s also an art savant.With a collection of untold value, Gundlach thinks about artists the way I think about stock charts. The artist has periods of popularity and periods of stall. A Rothko painted in the mid-’50s is entirely different from one that came 10 years later. Gundlach can tell you why… and he did.We zipped through the museum that will soon bear his name. Then we joined a group of around 100 people for a presentation and Q&A session. Jim Grant Interviews Jeff Gundlach in Buffalo, NYEach year in early January, Gundlach lays out his predictions for the coming year. That’s something we at Strategic Investor do in December.After listening to his talk and the questions, I pulled him aside. I told him if I arrived at his talk via time travel from another period, my conclusion would be gold was on the cusp of taking off. Almost every one of his predictions, if true, will be positive for gold and difficult for mainstream assets.Gundlach told me his recommendation on the Barron’s Roundtable due out that week was the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX). I told him I prefer gold royalty companies, but there was no reason to split hairs.Before we parted ways, I told Gundlach to keep in mind that not one of the questions he fielded from the crowd mentioned gold that day. It’s common for the asset most likely to thrive in a coming time to be of little interest to mainstream investors. He acknowledged the same.Two of the core holdings in my Strategic Investor portfolio are precious metals miners. They’re high quality and totally off the radar of most investors. If 2019 plays out the way we expect it to, they’ll likely finish the year much higher.Regards, Click here for all the shocking detailslast_img read more

Study Quality of fruitsvegetables at dollar stores just as good as regular

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Feb 22 2019When you hear about dollar discount stores, the first thought that comes to mind likely isn’t groceries for you and your family.But it might be time to consider dollar-discount stores as a stop for your grocery needs, says a new UNLV study, which found that the quality of fruits and vegetables at dollar stores is just as good as regular grocery store produce.The findings are especially good news for the 17.3 million people nationwide who live in low-income areas more than one mile from grocery stores — areas referred to as food deserts by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dollar discount stores may exist in these areas and be an alternative for residents who currently access fast food or sugary and savory nutrient-deficient snacks found at gas stations which can lead to obesity or other health problems.But lead author and UNLV School of Community Health Sciences professor Courtney Coughenour says the data, published this winter in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, benefits budget-conscious shoppers, too.The research team championed channel blurring, the rising phenomenon of retailers diversifying their inventory to feature products commonly found elsewhere — think drug stores selling toys, grocery stores hawking patio furniture, or dollar stores incorporating a food section — with helping families across socioeconomic lines fill the nutrition gap.”These findings are important for public health, as our study indicates that channel blurring at the dollar discount stores results in access to healthy, quality produce and affordable food options,” the researchers wrote. “Because cost, quality, and accessibility are established barriers to healthy eating, dollar discount stores can serve as community assets that increase access to quality, affordable food.”Related StoriesAXT enhances cellular research product portfolio with solutions from StemBioSysTAU’s new Translational Medical Research Center acquires MILabs’ VECTor PET/SPECT/CTOlympus Europe and Cytosurge join hands to accelerate drug development, single cell researchAmong the highlights: “We are conditioned to believe that cheap, quality produce is too good to be true. If the quality is good, and it’s cheap, why not take advantage of the lower price?” said Coughenour.Coughenour said her team’s research continues, but in the meantime, they called on public health campaigns to help combat consumer misconceptions associating lower prices with inferior quality and to supply brand loyalists with previous research which shows dollar store brands are typically equivalent nutritionally.They also urged outreach programs that cater to low-income populations, such as food assistance recipients, to recognize dollar discount stores as part of the food system and consider partnering with them in their efforts to improve public health. Source:https://www.unlv.edu/news/article/dollar-store-diet-produce-quality-matches-traditional-chainscenter_img UNLV’s study compared the color, cleanliness, freshness, and firmness of fruits and vegetables in 14 dollar-discount stores to 40 traditional food outlets across the Las Vegas metro area. While there was slightly less variety of produce at dollar stores (for example, none of the dollar stores carried pears), there was no significant difference in quality. “The dollar store fruits may be ripe, and you’ll have to eat it soon, but it’s completely good quality,” Coughenour said. Eighty-four percent of produce and 89.5 percent of non-produce items were significantly less expensive at dollar stores. The only items that were more expensive at the dollar stores were whole wheat and white bread.last_img read more

Researchers conduct largest study of childhood cancer after conception by IVF

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Apr 2 2019In the past three decades, in vitro fertilization (IVF) has gone from an experimental procedure to being more common. Pregnancies enabled by IVF frequently have more difficulties, with children born earlier and smaller even among singleton births.University of Minnesota researchers conducted the largest study of childhood cancer after conception by IVF to date. This population-based cohort study had nearly 2.5 times the number of children conceived by IVF than prior studies of the subject in Scandinavia and the United Kingdom. The results were recently published in JAMA Pediatrics.Related StoriesSugary drinks linked to cancer finds studyResearch sheds light on sun-induced DNA damage and repairStudy reveals link between inflammatory diet and colorectal cancer riskResearchers first linked records of live births reported to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology Clinic Outcome Reporting System between 2004 and 2013 to the birth and cancer registries of 14 states, comprising 66 percent of births in the United States and 75 percent of IVF-conceived births. These records were then linked to the cancer registries of the same states to find cancers diagnosed between 2013 and 2015. Researchers then randomly selected 10 children conceived naturally for each child conceived by IVF. The final dataset consisted of 275,686 IVF children and 2,266,847 naturally conceived children.The study found: – the overall cancer rate (per 1,000,000 children) of IVF children was about 17 percent higher than for non-IVF children; – the rate of hepatic tumors was over 2.5 times higher among IVF children than non-IVF children; – the rates of other specific cancers did not differ between the two groups; – there were no associations of childhood cancer with specific IVF treatment techniques. “The most important takeaway from our research is that most childhood cancers are not more frequent in children conceived by IVF,” said Logan Spector, a professor in the Medical School and Masonic Cancer Center member. “There may be an increased risk of one class of cancers in children; however, due to the nature of our study, we could not distinguish between IVF itself versus the parents’ underlying infertility. Overall, these results are reassuring to parents who’ve had children through IVF.”center_img Source:https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/research-brief-largest-study-childhood-cancer-after-ivflast_img read more

Gates Zuckerberg team up on new education initiative

In this April 11, 2018 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pauses while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. Tech moguls Bill Gates and Zuckerberg are teaming up to help develop new technologies for kids with trouble learning, which will include dabbling into child brain science. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative said Tuesday, May 8, 2018, they will begin exploring a number of education research and potential pilot projects together. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) Explore further In this April 21, 2018 file photo, Bill Gates speaks during the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, in Washington. Tech moguls Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are teaming up to help develop new technologies for kids with trouble learning, which will include dabbling into child brain science. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative said Tuesday, May 8 they will begin exploring a number of education research and potential pilot projects together. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File) Citation: Gates, Zuckerberg team up on new education initiative (2018, May 8) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-gates-zuckerberg-team.html Tech moguls Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday they will team up to help develop new technologies for kids with trouble learning—an effort that will include dabbling into child brain science. © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Facebook’s Zuckerberg to give Harvard graduation speech The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative intend to explore a number of potential pilot projects.They’ll focus on math, writing and brain functions—key areas of classroom learning that they note are crucial for academic success.The effort is now seeking information and ideas from across sectors, from education and academia to business, technology and medicine. Future investments based on that information are expected, but no dollar amount has been set.The idea that disadvantaged children struggle to learn because of poor executive brain function involving memory, thinking flexibility, and behavioral issues related to autism and other attention disorders has long been lamented by social workers and health advocates.The joint project by Gates and Zuckerberg details possible ways to mitigate those shortcomings.Among the ideas is using games and technology simulations to support teachers and family, and tracking progress in certain vulnerable student populations such as kids with disabilities or those who are learning English as a second language.Leaders of the effort say technology is not a primary focus, but they recognize the role it can play. The new endeavor marks the latest effort by deep-pocketed philanthropists who have tried with little success and much controversy to change entire school systems.In some ways, it advances the reform agendas of the philanthropists, including helping low-performing students catch up to their potentially more prosperous peers and using classroom technology for digital or personalized learning.Gates, the world’s top philanthropist, recently announced more support for students with disabilities, issues involving American poverty and Alzheimer’s disease research.Zuckerberg idolizes Gates as an inspiration in professional and philanthropic work. But their representatives rejected any notion that their effort on learning is connected to their respective business roles as Facebook CEO and Microsoft founder.Microsoft announced a $25 million initiative on Monday to use artificial intelligence to build better technology for people with disabilities. 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. read more

Apple busts Facebook for distributing datasucking app

first_imgApple says Facebook can no longer distribute an app that paid users, including teenagers, to extensively track their phone and web use. This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo shows the Facebook app icon on an iPhone in New York. Apple says it has banned a Facebook-made app that paid users, including teenagers, to extensively track their data. The app, Facebook Research, tracked people’s phone and web activity in exchange for payments. A report in the tech blog TechCrunch on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, says Facebook paid about $20 a month in exchange for people letting it track their phone activities. While Facebook says this was done with permission, the company has a history of defining “permission” loosely and obscuring what sort of data it collects. (AP Photo/Karly Domb Sadof, File) Explore further © 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. In doing so, Apple closed off Facebook’s efforts to sidestep Apple’s app store and its tighter rules on privacy.The tech blog TechCrunch reported late Tuesday that Facebook paid people about $20 a month to use the Facebook Research app. While Facebook says this was done with permission, the company has a history of defining “permission” loosely and obscuring what data it collects.”I don’t think they make it very clear to users precisely what level of access they were granting when they gave permission,” mobile app security researcher Will Strafach said Wednesday. “There is simply no way the users understood this.”He said Facebook’s claim that users understood the scope of data collection was “muddying the waters.”Facebook says fewer than 5 percent of the app’s users were teens and they had parental permission. Nonetheless, the revelation is yet another blemish on Facebook’s track record on privacy and could invite further regulatory scrutiny.And it comes less than a week after court documents revealed that Facebook allowed children to rack up huge bills on digital games and that it rejected recommendations for addressing it for fear of hurting revenue growth.For now, the app appears to be available for Android phones, though not through Google’s main app store. Google had no comment Wednesday.Apple said Facebook was distributing Facebook Research through an internal-distribution mechanism meant for company employees, not outsiders. Apple has revoked that capability.Facebook is still permitted to distribute apps through Apple’s app store, though such apps are reviewed by Apple ahead of time. And Apple’s move Wednesday restricts Facebook’s ability to test those apps—including core apps such as Facebook and Instagram—before they are released through the app store.Facebook previously pulled an app called Onavo Protect from Apple’s app store because of its stricter requirements. But Strafach, who dismantled the Facebook Research app on TechCrunch’s behalf, told The Associated Press that it was mostly Onavo repackaged and rebranded, as the two apps shared about 98 percent of their code.As of Wednesday, a disclosure form on Betabound, one of the services that distributed Facebook Research, informed prospective users that by installing Facebook Research, they are letting Facebook collect a range of data. This includes information on apps users have installed, when they use them and what they do on them. Information is also collected on how other people interact with users and their content within those apps, according to the disclosure.Betabound warned that Facebook may collect information even when an app or web browser uses encryption.Strafach said emails, social media activities, private messages and just about anything else could be intercepted. He said the only data absolutely safe from snooping are from services, such as Signal and Apple’s iMessages, that fully encrypt messages prior to transmission, a method known as end-to-end encryption.Strafach, who is CEO of Guardian Mobile Firewall, said he was aghast to discover Facebook caught red-handed violating Apple’s trust.He said such traffic-capturing tools are only supposed to be for trusted partners to use internally. Instead, he said Facebook was scooping up all incoming and outgoing data traffic from unwitting members of the public—in an app geared toward teenagers.”This is very flagrantly not allowed,” Strafach said. “It’s mind-blowing how defiant Facebook was acting.”center_img 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. Citation: Apple busts Facebook for distributing data-sucking app (2019, January 30) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-01-apple-facebook-data-sucking-app.html Facebook paid users to track smartphone use: reportlast_img read more

Video Aircraftinspecting suction robot successfully trialled

first_img Explore further The four-wheeled Vortex Robot, developed as part of the CompInnova project, was tested in field trials using Cranfield’s Boeing 737 and was able to stick to and move around the sides and underbelly of the plane.Structural inspection of aircraft components is currently done manually, making it time-consuming, subject to human error, and costly, with aircraft maintenance expenditure usually representing 20 percent of overall operating costs.Professor Iain Gray, Director of Aerospace at Cranfield University and Principal Investigator of the project said: “There is an increasing use of composites throughout large and small aircraft structures. Developing new, efficient, modern ways to inspect those composites is a real key performance driver.”Georgios Andrikopoulos, post-doctoral researcher at Lulea University of Technology, who is leading the development of the Vortex platform, said: “We successfully tested the capabilities of the robot prototype on all different surfaces of the airplane, even the transition beneath the wing and fuselage. This is really challenging to accomplish because the robot will have to support a big payload in relation to its size.” A prototype robot that uses intense suction to climb around the outside of aircraft and inspect them for damage has successfully been trialled at Cranfield University. Shape-shifting modular robot is more than the sum of its parts Provided by Cranfield Universitycenter_img Credit: Cranfield University An autonomous version of the robot equipped with sensors for inspection and tools for repair is now being developed by the project team and could carry a payload of around 9kg, including ultrasonic and thermal imaging cameras for detecting damage, and a laser to remove and repair it.The ultimate plan is for teams of robots to work collaboratively, improving speed and efficiency further. Citation: Video: Aircraft-inspecting suction robot successfully trialled (2019, January 31) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-01-video-aircraft-inspecting-suction-robot-successfully.html 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