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Official PSG beat Chelsea to sign Leandro Paredes

first_imgParis Saint-Germain have pulled off a shock transfer coup by beating Chelsea to Leandro Paredes’ signature.The Blues had hoped to sign Paredes in this month’s transfer window following Cesc Fabregas’ departure for AS Monaco.But in light of Marco Verratti and Lassana Diarra’s injuries along with Adrien Rabiot’s suspension from PSG, manager Thomas Tuchel publicly urged the club to get a move on with signing new players over the weekend.And now the Ligue 1 champions have delivered by signing Zenit star Paredes on a four-and-a-half-year deal at the Parc des Princes for a reported fee of €45m.“I’m very proud to be joining Paris Saint-Germain,” Paredes told the club website.“After my previous experiences in Italy and Russia, I now have this fantastic opportunity, not only to discover a new league, but above all one to wear one the most prestigious club jerseys in the world.“I’d like to thank the chairman and the coach for the confidence they have shown in me by signing me.“We all know the extraordinary sporting dimension of Paris Saint-Germain, its players and staff.“I share the same high ambitions and I will do everything I can to give my club what it expects of me as a midfielder. I also look forward to the passionate atmosphere of the Parc des Princes, as I grew up with football fever in Argentina.”PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi added: “Leandro brings with him the traditional strengths of Argentinian football – a fighting spirit and excellent technical skills.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“He will bring a lot to our midfield and I am sure he will fit quickly into our coach’s well-organised and ambitious team.“Leandro’s arrival will keep the momentum, both on the pitch and among our supporters, ahead of the major events coming up. Exciting times lie ahead.”The Argentina international could make his PSG debut away to Lyon in Ligue 1 on Sunday.The French giants also had a bid for Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye rejected earlier this week.📸👕 #BienvenidoParedesThis was the moment this morning when our new Parisian discovered his new locker room 🔝❤💙 #ICICESTPARIS pic.twitter.com/yDFk6FpmKI— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) January 29, 2019last_img read more

Poway synagogue suspect pleads not guilty to federal hate crime charges

first_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Poway synagogue suspect pleads not guilty to federal hate crime charges Posted: May 14, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A man accused of opening fire inside a Poway synagogue, killing a woman and injuring three other people, pleaded not guilty today to more than 100 federal hate crime charges alleging he acted out of hatred toward the Jewish and Muslim communities.John T. Earnest, 19, is accused not only of the synagogue shooting but also of an earlier arson fire at an Escondido mosque. He is being charged by both federal and state prosecutors and faces a possible death sentence in both cases. Neither office has made a decision regarding whether they will pursue the death penalty.Earnest, of Rancho Penasquitos, is accused of carrying out the shooting at Chabad of Poway on April 27 — the last day of Passover — killing Lori Gilbert Kaye, 60, who was shot twice in the synagogue’s foyer and died at a hospital.The congregation’s rabbi, Yisroel Goldstein, 57, lost an index finger in the shooting. Two other people — Almog Peretz, 34, and his 8-year-old niece, Noya Dahan — were also injured.Earnest is also accused of setting a March 24 fire at an Escondido mosque — a crime to which Earnest allegedly confessed in an online manifesto he posted prior to the synagogue shooting.Following his initial appearance Tuesday afternoon, he’s slated to return to court May 28 for a preliminary hearing. He remains held without bail.He was charged last Thursday with 109 federal hate crimes:— 54 counts of obstruction of free exercise of religious beliefs using a dangerous weapon, resulting in death, bodily injury and attempts to kill;— 54 counts of hate crimes stemming from the synagogue shooting inviolation of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act; and— one count of damage to religious property by use of fire.Each of the 54 hate crime and obstruction of free exercise of religious beliefs counts apply to a person who was inside the synagogue during the shooting, Brewer said. Among those people, 12 of the congregants present were children, he said.Earnest is due back in federal court May 28.Earnest is also charged in state court with murder, attempted murder and arson. His next court hearing in the state’s case is a readiness conference set for May 30.Kaye, a longtime member of Chabad of Poway, was at the temple with her physician husband and daughter the day of the shooting to honor her mother, who recently died. The rabbi, Goldstein, lost his right index finger in the shooting. Peretz was shot in a leg while shepherding children to safety. His niece was struck by shrapnel in her face and leg.An off-duty Border Patrol agent working as a security guard was inside the temple when the shooting began, and he opened fire as the suspect fled, San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore said. The agent did not strike Earnest, but did hit the suspect’s car, authorities said.Police said Earnest called 911 at around 11:30 a.m. and said he had been involved in the shooting and was armed.According to the federal complaint, Earnest told a dispatcher, “I just shot up a synagogue. I’m just trying to defend my nation from the Jewish people … They’re destroying our people … I opened fire at a synagogue. I think I killed some people.” He allegedly added that he shot up the synagogue “because the Jewish people are destroying the white race.”A San Diego police officer who had been en route to the synagogue spotted the suspect’s vehicle and pulled him over at 17051 W. Bernardo Drive, less than two miles west of the synagogue, Deputy District Attorney Leonard Trinh said.Earnest got out of his vehicle with his hands up and was taken into custody without further incident, according to police.In the “open letter” that authorities say Earnest posted online shortly before the shooting, the author espouses flagrant anti-Semitic sentiments and a need to protect the “European race.” He wrote that he spent four weeks planning the attack, citing his “disgust” for Jews and a desire to kill them, and expressed admiration for the Australian white nationalist who attacked two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March, killing 50 people.The writer also claims responsibility for the March 24 fire set at the Dar-ul-Arqam Mosque, also known as Islamic Center of Escondido. The 3:15 a.m. fire was quickly extinguished by people inside the mosque. Graffiti left on the building made reference to the mosques attacks in Christchurch.Surveillance footage allegedly captured a suspect arriving at the mosque in the same type of vehicle in which Earnest was captured on the day of the synagogue shooting. May 14, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Audi teases sharp AIme design study for Shanghai Motor Show

first_img 0 2018 Audi S4: The sweet spot sport sedan More From Roadshow Concept Cars Autonomous Vehicles Electric Cars Audi’s tradition of incorporating “AI” into the names of its futuristic concepts will continue at the 2019 Shanghai Motor Show, with the addition of the AI:me design study.Audi on Tuesday released a set of teaser sketches for the AI:me design study concept, ahead of its debut at the 2019 Shanghai Motor Show on April 15. Audi didn’t offer up too many details, saying only that it shows off Audi’s idea of an automated car for “the megacities of tomorrow.”Its intended purpose is evident in its design. The wheels are stretched as far to the extremes of the body as possible, both longitudinally and latitudinally, leaving oodles of space for its occupants. It doesn’t stray too far from Audi’s design language, though, retaining some semblance of a grille and a set of headlights that look like they could have come from any recent Audi concept.Enlarge ImageThe grille is a dead giveaway that it’s an Audi. But the rest of it? Not so much. Audi There’s a retractable steering wheel inside with a futuristic design that’s closer to an aviation yoke than a traditional steering wheel. Audi made generous use of wood in the cockpit, and it’s offset with leather and other materials, in addition to a series of small screens integrated in the door panels. Looking forward, there’s a single screen that seems to occupy nearly the entire width of the dashboard.Audi’s “AI” concepts are all pretty wild in different ways. The Aicon concept was a wildly styled autonomous EV with 500 miles of range and its own drone, and it did away with traditional headlights and taillights. And then there’s the spongeworthy Elaine concept, which relied a little less on autonomy and carried a more traditiona shape akin to Audi’s Sportback crossovers.audi-aime-teaser-003Enlarge ImageIf only interesting steering wheels were able to graduate to production. Silly regulations… Audi 2018 Audi Q7: Rockin’ the suburbs More about 2019 Audi Q8 Post a comment Tags Review • 2019 Audi Q8 review: Stop worrying and love the roof Share your voice Preview • 2019 Audi Q8: Cross-country tech titan Shanghai Motor Show 2019 Audi Audi 2019 Audi Q8 review: Stop worrying and love the rooflast_img read more

Rainn Wilson and SoulPancake Shine Light on Mental Health With Funny Or

first_imgThroughout the month, SoulPancake also is working with non-profit partners Mental Health America, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and Crisis Text Line to spread the word about how those in need can get help.SoulPancake’s programming for the Mental Health Awareness Month includes:Live event “Four Conversations About One Thing”: Three-hour event on May 29 at the Hammer Museum bringing people in the entertainment industry together with wellness experts for discussions around mental health as it relates to work, parenting, masculinity, and media. Tickets are available on an invitation-only basis. Why We Rise, a partnership between the L.A. County Department of Mental Health and Well Being Trust, is a supporting sponsor of the event.“Soul Stories”: An original digital series using person-on-the-street conversations as “a window into peopleʼs hearts,” to explore the ways everyone can relate regarding mental health.“The Takeover” series on Instagram: The SoulPancake Instagram account Story activation will feature weekly takeovers by YouTubers and social-media influencers focused on mental health sharing their stories, perspectives and expertise on how to live a better life.“The Mondays…” newsletter: A special weekly email newsletter dedicated to mental-health life hacks. “There’s a long history of comedians who struggle with depression, addiction and suicide,” Wilson told Variety. “Our clarion call as a company is to make content as fun and entertaining as possible, even when the subject matter is hard. For this doc, we thought it best to talk directly to comedians and leverage their sense of humor for this topic.” Related ×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 Tig Notaro Is a Celeb-Clueless Talk-Show Host in Funny Or Die’s New Series Popular on Variety center_img The film — which Wilson allowed is “a little funny” — is part of SoulPancake’s The Beautiful Mind campaign tied to Mental Health Awareness Month in May. The initiative will include digital series, a special newsletter, and a May 29 invite-only event in L.A. hosted by comedian Ron Funches with guests including comedian Amanda Seales and Chris Wood, co-founder of the IDONTMIND mental-health awareness movement.SoulPancake, which Participant Media bought in 2016, has previously produced content on mental-health issues over the course of its 10-year history. But this month’s Beautiful Mind lineup is more extensive. “Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people,” Wilson said. “We’re in an epidemic for young people of depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation. It’s the most pressing issue we’re facing.”SoulPancake’s focus on mental health, which will extend past May, was driven in part by its audience asking for more coverage of the topic, said Shabnam Mogharabi, general manager and co-founder. “Frankly we were seeing a bigger need for a conversation around this for our millennial audience,” she said.One reason SoulPancake decided to greenlight “It’s Not That Funny” was to dispel the notion that artists are funny only because they’re suffering. Both Wilson and Mogharabi cited the death of stand-up comedian Brody Stevens earlier this year of an apparent suicide as illustrating of the need to address mental health in the business.SoulPancake expects to generate revenue from the programming, but the ultimate goal is bigger than that. “We’re walking a fine line,” Wilson said. It’s a “double bottom-line” business, with a obligation to generate revenue while also serving its mission “to make stuff that matters.”Wilson, who’s best known for his turn as Dwight Schrute on NBC’s “The Office,” said he has first-hand experience dealing with mental-health issues. “I’ve dealt at various time with anxiety and depression and addiction,” he said. “I’ve put many family members through rehabs and dealt with suicide attempts – and I’m so not alone in that.” TV News Roundup: EPIX Releases Teaser for DC Origin Story ‘Pennyworth’ (Watch) SoulPancake, the digital media company founded by Rainn Wilson, has tapped a bunch of comedians to talk about depression and suicide — part of a month-long focus on mental health.The Participant Media-owned company is running special block of programming in May dedicated to mental-health issues. A key pillar in the lineup is a documentary produced with Funny Or Die featuring comedians discussing life-and-death issues.The documentary, “It’s Not That Funny,” will star Rainn Wilson, Sarah Silverman, Wayne Brady, Rachel Bloom, Chris Gethard, Sara Benincasa, Riki Lindhome, Anna Akana, Baron Vaughn and other comedians. In the 25-minute film, they’ll explore how anxiety, depression and suicide affect performers in the comedy biz. The film, directed by Mike Bernstein, will premiere May 30 on SoulPancake’s YouTube channel and on Funny Or Die.last_img read more

The Himalayan expedition

first_imgCascading waterfalls, mighty mountains, wild forests and the lush green valleys  make for everyone’s idea of utopia. For some it is a reality that they breathe day in and day out. The Himalayas, nurtures and sustains the faiths and socio-religious beliefs of its civilization. It cradles myths, legends and tales – some told some untold. Author Alka Raghuvanshi and photographer Sanjay Sharma capture these magical moments in places few have ventured due to reasons of inaccessibility in the book Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ Garhwal Himalayas- Chorus of Solitude. ‘Perhaps it was ordained that many of the trips were made well before the book was even envisaged. And as the reader goes through the maze of legends and reality juxtaposed in weird and wonderful patterns, it would be important to remember that this journey into the unforgiving terrain – one wrong move is all that separates life from life eternal,’ says the author Alka Raghuvanshi. The photographer made endless trips to most places featured in this book in different seasons in his quest for getting just the right picture, including earlier this year in adverse weather conditions. Being the last documentation of the Uttrakhand region before havoc, this book written over six years assumes even more importance in this context.last_img read more

North Central Kolkata to get no water supply on March 30

first_imgKolkata: Water supply in a large parts of North and Central Kolkata will be affected on Saturday with the Water Supply Department of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) undertaking an urgent work to facilitate construction of a ventilation shaft and emergency exit for the East-West Metro at Raja Subodh Mallick Square.The filtered water supply from Tala and Palta will be stopped with effect from 10 am on Saturday and will be restored at 6.30 am on Sunday. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAn official said this would affect water supply from Tala to a certain part of Bhowanipore and areas such as Shyambazar, Bowbazar, Beliaghata, Park Circus and Entally. The civic body will have to extract an age-old underground water pipe at the intersection of Nirmal Chandra Street and Lenin Sarani for the ventilation shaft, which is meant to be used for rapid evacuation in case of an emergency. The pipe is 900 mm in diameter and is located 12 feet underground. The pipe that will be removed is defunct but supply pipes adjacent to it may be damaged while removal of the pipe. “So we do not want to take any risk,” a senior official of the water supply department said. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAn official of Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation Ltd, which is executing the East West Metro project, said they needed land for construction of the ventilation shaft at Subodh Mallick Square and several utility lines had come in the way. “We approached the civic body for removing the pipe and they have agreed to it,” the official said. Meanwhile, a team under the Digital India progamme of the central government visited the KMC on Tuesday to take stock of the digitalisation work progress of the latter. Municipal Commissioner and Joint Commissioner informed the team of the various steps that the KMC has taken in connection with this. “The tax collection has been made online and several apps have been introduced in a stride towards digitalization. We have the parking app, the advertising app as well as the health app. The team was satisfied with our progress,” as senior KMC official said.last_img read more

SelfDriving Cars The Next Terrorism Threat

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Reports over the weekend that Tesla could be the latest carmaker to add autonomous features to its products is being greeted with excitement, but experts are concerned that the new industry technology could be susceptible to sinister cybercriminal activity.Egil Juliussen, director of research for infotainment and advanced driver assistance systems at research group IHS Automotive, told CNBC via email that electronics systems in cars currently have no or very limited security measures. “The economic opportunities are very different for car systems than PCs, tablets and smartphones. There is very little information in the car that can be easily turned into revenue for the average hacker,” he said.”Instead the reason for hacking and controlling cars are more sinister, such as creating traffic chaos, murder-for-hire, cyber warfare and related terrorist acts.”Juliussen deals out the worst-case scenario but believes that intellectual property theft may be the most common hacking reason in the future, or denting an auto manufacturer’s reputation and liability issues. The FBI also remains concerned. An unclassified report obtained by the U.K. newspaper The Guardian in July said that the agency was predicting that autonomous cars may be used as “lethal weapons.”An $87B opportunitySelf-driving cars are considered the next big revolution in the industry, with even technology companies like Google hoping to take a slice of future revenues. Research and advisory firm Lux Research predicts automakers and technology developers can look forward to a market worth $87 billion by 2030, while IHS Automotive estimates that by 2035 self-driving cars will account for half of the vehicles sold in North America and sales worldwide reaching about 11.8 million units. Analysts are skeptical as to whether the car of the future will be totally autonomous, saying the best features we can look forward to are simple driver-assists like adaptive cruise control. Nonetheless, they believe cybersecurity remains a crucial aspect of any future product.Rainer Mehl, head of manufacturing consulting at data firm NTT Data, said auto companies are “extremely worried.””They haven’t answered the (cybersecurity) question yet,” he told CNBC in an interview, explaining that any outcome would obviously be far worse than if someone gained access to a kitchen utility like a refrigerator. “Cybersecurity is key,” he said.’Incremental’ improvementsAnalysts point to a 2011 academic paper, when researchers from the University of Washington and the University of California-San Diego were able to wirelessly hack into cars. This led to the auto industry “waking up” to the security threat, according to Juliussen, who adds that auto manufacturers and their suppliers are now doing research and acquiring expertise.”It will take several years until the results show up in the cars,” he said.”The regulators, NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) in the U.S., and similar organizations in Europe are also paying attention, doing their research and will eventually release recommendations and/or legislation to add security to all auto electronics systems,” he added.Expect to see “incremental” security improvements in the next five years as auto manufacturers beef up their protection in the telematics and other connected car systems, according to Juliussen.The response to CNBC from carmakers could also underline the longevity of any new developments on the issue. At the recent Paris Motor Show, carmakers Daimler and Nissan Europe said they weren’t showcasing any autonomous vehicles.AT&T has shown an interest in the space, releasing new information about a “connected car” program last week, but details, especially about its security systems, remain scarce. The telecom firm said it expects to serve 10 million connected cars by 2017, although there’s no confirmation as to whether these products will include autonomous features. 4 min read October 6, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global This story originally appeared on CNBC Register Now »last_img read more

Its like the Grand Canyon Residents resort to emptying sandbags into this

first_imgThe potholes on Whiteridge Road, Kidsgrove Neighbour Rob Forrester, aged 54, said: “We have to go on the other side of the road to avoid the pothole and sometimes we have to slam our brakes on to avoid having an accident with another car. It’s been like that for 18 months and nothing is being done.”  Kidsgrove town councillor Mary Maxfield lives on Whiteridge Road and says it’s ridiculous that residents are having to fill the pothole in themselves. Read More’Roll up, roll up to the county with the worst potholes!’ – Binky the Clown left with a frown over £1k bill to repair damaged Mercedes   She said: “It’s ridiculous that people are having to empty sandbags in the pothole and put cardboard in there themselves. “It’s a last resort and residents should not have to do this when council tax is going up. I have people contacting me everyday about the pothole. “If it damages a car then it will cost the council a lot more money paying for compensation than it would to repair it.” Share this video Click for Sound The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Police search for missing woman We pay for stories! Send your videos to video@trinitymirror.com StokeonTrentLive has contacted the council for a statement regarding the pothole. Helen Fisher, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport at Staffordshire County Council said: “We do have a huge road network here in Staffordshire, with around 6,000km of roads and these are inspected regularly by our team of highway inspectors. From these safety inspections our crews fix around 20,000 potholes every year.  We are also investing an extra five million pounds in road maintenance this year, on top of an extra £5m last year which helped fix over 31,000 potholes. “Pothole repairs are prioritised depending on the risk they pose to the public.  All reported defects are inspected as soon as possible and assessed for their severity.  Any defect which poses an immediate risk is dealt with as a priority, and lesser priority potholes are dealt with when resources are available. “Highways crews are aware of the issue and will be scheduling in repairs when resources are available.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive How to get the council to pay for pothole damage Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailFed-up residents have resorted to emptying the contents of sandbags into a huge pothole in their street to create a smoother road surface – more than 12 months after first reporting the problem. Families in Whiteridge Road, Kidsgrove, fear the crater could cause an accident because it is on the junction with Mount Road and cars often have to drive on the wrong side of the road to avoid it. They say the problem was first reported to Staffordshire County Council in November, 2017 – and it has still not been repaired.  Whiteridge Road resident David Cooke has compared the pothole to the Grand Canyon. Video Loading Video Unavailable Watch Next Mary Maxfield next to the pothole in Whiteridge Road, Kidsgrove He said: “It’s like the Grand Canyon. I’ve contacted the council once or twice and was told last May that they were going to come out and fix it, but they haven’t. “What gets me is that we’ve just had the council fix the pavements here when they didn’t need doing and they haven’t done the pothole.  “Somebody even emptied a sandbag into the hole from the roadwork sign that was put up while they fixed the pavement. “I have to try to avoid the pothole and go on the wrong side of the road, which is confusing for other road users and could cause an accident. I don’t know what’s happening to my poor suspension when I have to drive over it.” center_img Watch again Punter found hiding in bushes Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window The Whiteridge Road pothole in Kidsgrove Michael Duncalf, aged 79, of Whiteridge Road, said: “I first reported the pothole in November 2017. It’s causing many problems and I have to drive onto the other side of the road to avoid it. Everyone is complaining about it. Read More’Ken’s really enjoying the new lido!’ – Campaigning Desiree snaps these ingenious photos to highlight HUGE potholes on her estate   “It’s a very busy road and somebody has even emptied a sandbag in it and put cardboard in it in an attempt to fix it, but that doesn’t last.  “I’m worried about it damaging my car which is only eight months old and I’m worried someone could be injured because kids go up and down here on bikes. I’ve reported it three times and I’ve never had a response from the council. I’m getting nowhere with it – you may as well talk to a wall.” Click to playTap to play Video will play in  Driver named following fatal collision Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page. And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive.last_img read more

IntelliJ IDEA 20183 is out with support for Java 12 accessibility improvements

first_imgYesterday, the JetBrains community announced IntelliJ IDEA 2018.3, this year’s third major update. The IntelliJ IDEA 2018.3 is a massive new update that delivers Java 12 support, Multiline TODO comments, GitHub Pull Requests, Git submodules, Accessibility improvements, and more. Major updates in the IntelliJ IDEA 2018.3 Java Updates Support for Java 12: The 2018.3 version adds an initial support for the upcoming Java 12. Users can preview the Raw String Literals (JEP 326) in the IDE. Quickly spot duplicates: Users can now quickly spot duplicates in more complicated cases using this IDE. Java Stream API improvements: Redundant sorted calls made before the subsequent min call are now easily detected. New data-flow-based inspection: The new inspection known as ‘Condition is covered by further condition’ detects situations where the first condition is unnecessary as it’s covered by the second one. The new IDE provides a quick-fix to remove such redundant conditions. Detection of redundant usages of the @SuppressWarning annotation: The IDE now identifies situations where a suppressed inspection no longer addresses any warnings in the associated method body, class, or statement. Editor Updates Issues in code are highlighted: The IDE highlights the first and all subsequent TODO comment lines in the editor and displays them in the TODO tool window. New indentation status bar: A new indentation status bar displays the size of the indent in the current file. Improvements in the EditorConfig support: You can create a scope to disable code formatting from being done on specific files and folders. Go to the ‘Formatter Control’ tab in Preferences / Settings | Editor | Code Style. Syntax highlighting and code completion are now available for EditorConfig files. Version Control Updates Initial support for GitHub Pull Requests:  With this users can now view PRs in their IDE. Support for Git submodules: update your project, commit changes, view diffs, and resolve conflicts. New GitHub Pull Requests tool window: With this tool window, users can preview all the pull requests in your GitHub repository. Advanced navigation in VCS Log: Users can use the Forward and Back navigation actions while they are in the VCS Log after they navigate from the commit hashes to the commit in the VCS Log tab, or after they use the Go to hash/branch/tag action. Simply use the left and right arrow keys to navigate to the child or parent commit. Preview differences in the File History tab: Diff Preview is now available in the File History tab of the Version Control tool window. Kotlin Updates Kotlin 1.3 support: IntelliJ IDEA can help you migrate Kotlin project to Kotlin 1.3 and perform all the required changes in obsolete code to make it compliant with the latest state of the libraries. Enhancements in multiplatform project support: In Kotlin 1.3, the model of multiplatform projects has been completely reworked in order to improve expressiveness and flexibility, and to make sharing common code easier. IntelliJ IDEA provides a set of project examples that cover the most common use cases. New Kotlin Inspections & Quick-fixes: Since the release of IntelliJ IDEA 2018.2, the Kotlin plugin has got over 30 new inspections, quick-fixes, and intentions that helps write a code much more effectively. Spring & Spring Boot Updates Spring Boot 2.1 support: IntelliJ IDEA 2018.3 fully supports Spring Boot 2.1. Configuration values annotated with @DataSize are validated using the default @DataSizeUnit if specified. Spring Initializr improvements: While creating a project using Spring Initializr, the IDE will suggest installing or enabling appropriate plugins to ensure that support for all selected technologies is present. Better JPA and Spring Data support for Kotlin: Now the IDE can automatically inject JPQL into query strings, providing completion for entity names and parameters. Users can write Spring Data interfaces in Kotlin, and IntelliJ IDEA will understand the entities used. The IDE provides smart completion for method names and quick-fixes for parameters. Maven Updates Users can now easily delegate all their build and run actions to Maven. They simply have to go to Preferences (Settings) | Build, Execution, Deployment | Build Tools | Maven | Runner and select the new Delegate IDE build/run actions to maven option. JVM Debugger Updates Attach to Java processes that were started without a debug agent:  After attaching to a process, users will be able to view the current thread’s state and variable values, and use the memory view. If users want to attach the debugger to their local process, they can use the handy new Attach Debugger action, which is available in the Run Tool Window Async stack traces in remote JVMs: IntelliJ IDEA 2018.3 now supports async stack traces in remote JVMs. To start using the agent remotely: copy /lib/rt/debugger-agent.jar to the remote machine.add -javaagent:debugger-agent.jar to the remote JVM options. Action to remove all breakpoints: IntelliJ IDEA 2018.3 comes with handy new actions that remove all the breakpoints in a project, or all the breakpoints in the file. JavaScript & TypeScript Updates Improved Angular support: This includes much more accurate code completion and Go to definition for variables, pipes and async pipes, and template reference variables. Autoimports in JavaScript: IntelliJ IDEA can now automatically add imports for symbols from the project’s dependencies, in JavaScript files. This works as long as there’s a TypeScript definition file inside the package, or the package contains sources written as ES module. Support for Node.js worker threads: Users can now debug Node.js workers in IntelliJ IDEA. Users should be cautious of using Node.js 10.12 or above and the experimental-worker flag. The IDE provides code completion for the worker threads’ API. Improved flexibility with ESLint and TSLint: Users can override severity levels from the linter’s configuration file and see all problems from the linter as errors or warnings. Kubernetes Update Support for Helm resource files: The IDE now resolves the Helm resource template files and provides with editing support, which includes code completion, rename refactoring, and inspections and quick-fixes. Navigation in Helm resource files: The IDE lets users navigate from a value’s usage to its declaration in the chart’s values.yaml file. Helm template result preview: The IDE can now preview the result of the Helm template rendering in the diff. Helm dependency update: A new Helm Dependency Update action is available to download the external tgz dependencies (or update the existing ones) and display them in the project tree. Database Updates Added support for Cassandra database: With this release, the team has added support for the NoSQL database, Cassandra. Improvements in SQL code completion: Now code completion works for: non-aggregated fields in GROUP BY, all the columns are listed in SELECT, MERGE, and INSERT INTO table variable, named parameters of stored procedures, numeric fields in SUM() and AVG(), FILTER (WHERE) clause, and field types in SQLite. Introduction to table alias: One can now use the Introduce table alias action to create an alias directly on the table, and this alias will automatically replace usages of the table’s name. Single connection mode: In IntelliJ IDEA 2018.3 users can view any temporary objects in the database tree. Also, it’s possible to use the same transaction in different consoles. To know more about these and other updates in detail, visit the JetBrains blog. Read Next IntelliJ IDEA 2018.3 Early Access Program is now open! What’s new in IntelliJ IDEA 2018.2 How to set up the Scala Plugin in IntelliJ IDE [Tutorial]last_img read more

Andrew Benett Bloomberg Media has appointed the gl

first_imgAndrew BenettBloomberg Media has appointed the global CEO of Havas Creative Group, Andrew Benett, to the newly created role of global chief commercial officer.Effective immediately, Benett will take global responsibility for Bloomberg Media’s sales, advertising operations, integrated franchises, consulting and marketing services.He joins the company’s executive leadership team, based in Bloomberg’s global headquarters in New York City, and will report to Bloomberg Media CEO Justin Smith.“There has never been a better time to reinvent and disrupt the worlds of media, marketing and consulting, and in Andrew we are gaining a proven leader from the marketing and consulting world who has a successful track record of business transformation,” said Smith.Benett said: “Our ambition is simple and focused. Building on Bloomberg’s editorial leadership, world class global platforms, and unrivaled insight into the worlds business elite, we will create an entirely new model of media owner – one that marries the best thinking and talent from the worlds of consulting, marketing services and media.”last_img read more

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first_img“It was unbelievable,” he says. “I had only finished up St Columb’s College in Derry about two weeks before, I remember I was playing a gig and I got a text to tell me I was number one and I was just speechless.“It was a great buzz and gave me a massive confidence boost to keep at it and get another single out.“The publicity from it opened a lot of doors for me and got me on bills with bigger guests so it was a big moment.”Growing up in Killea, David always had an interest in being on stage and, when his older brother Gerard guided him towards the thriving local live country music scene, it was a natural fit.“I’d always been into Irish dancing since I was young so performing has always come easily to me,” he said. “I did a lot of musical theatre as well but my brother was a drummer in a country band and that’s what led me down that route.“Once I decided on country music there was no turning back, I started off small in local pubs and clubs and it just grew from there.“I have so much to look forward to now, the festival season has started now and I’m looking forward to doing bigger shows, I’m performing on a Cruise with Mike Denver in January too which should be a lot of fun.”Looking ahead to his performance in Strabane this Sunday, where he shares the bill with Cliona Hagan and Johnny Brady, he encouraged the public to avail of the opportunity to see three high level acts for a fraction of the normal price.“It’s going to be a great day out for all the family and the tickets are incredible value,” he said.“Normally you’d be paying £15 or £20 to acts of this level so to see three of them for just £3 a ticket is great value.“People can expect a bit of everything, there’ll be a bit of Joe Dolan in there, some American country and a bit of pop so there’s something to suit all tastes and ages.”The Strabane Summer Jamm Festival will run from Friday June 9th until Sunday June 11th with a mix of music, fun fair, arts, children’s activities and markets taking place in various locations in the town.The Country Stage, headlined by Cliona Hagan, David James and Johnny Brady has live music from 3pm until 7pm on Sunday.The event is suitable for all ages and tickets can be purchased now at www.derrystrabane.com/SummerJamm where tickets for all three days are also available.Tickets are also available from the Alley Theatre Box Office.KILLEA COUNTRY STAR DAVID JAMES POISED TO TAKE METEORIC RISE TO THE NEXT LEVEL was last modified: June 5th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet AN GRIANANdonegalKILLEA COUNTRY STAR DAVID JAMES POISED TO TAKE METEORIC RISE TO THE NEXT LEVEL “It’s been great to win the awards and have hit singles and I’ve had some great experiences like playing support to the Bay City Rollers at the Millennium Forum in Derry,” he recalled.“My gig last week in Burt has been the highlight of my career so far though, to sell out a sit down concert of that size in my own area meant a lot and hopefully it’s the start of bigger things.“It’s hard work, there’s a lot of travelling and a lot of strange sleep patterns but I’ve loved every minute of it and wouldn’t have it any other way.”David was only two weeks out of school when ‘My Donegal Doll’ written by Strabane native David Oliver was released on iTunes but to his amazement it shot straight to Number One in the Irish download charts within hours. Donegal country singer David James now ready for the big timeDONEGAL country star David James is all set to take the meteoric rise to the next level in his young career.The Killea man sold out the An Grianan Hotel in Burt for a special ‘Night with the Stars’ concert in aid of suicide awareness charity Pieta House.Last year David was awarded the title of ‘Best Young Entertainer’ at the Music City Awards and his number one single ‘My Donegal Doll’ was one of the anthems of the summer.But the 19 year-old admits his sold out show in his native Inishowen has been the highlight of his career to date.last_img read more

The bull also made a comeback in 20092010 fighti

first_img The bull also made a comeback in 2009-2010, fighting its way up out of what seemed at the time to be the deepest hole (1.04) in October, 2008. Stocks have been on a long slide since the ratio last peaked at 3.24 in October, 2010, with the downturn in 2013 pushing multiples to previously unseen lows. No one—us included—has a crystal ball, and so it’s impossible to tell if the bottom is behind us. We can, however, gauge with certainty when an asset is cheap—and cash-generating companies selling for little more than book value are extraordinary values for big-picture investors. Now let’s see how these valuations look against the S&P 500. Gold stocks staged spring and summer rallies this year, but haven’t able to sustain the momentum. Many have sold off sharply in recent weeks, along with gold. That makes this a good time to examine the book value of gold equities; are they objectively cheap now, or not? By way of reminder, a price-to-book-value ratio (P/BV) shows the stock price in relation to the company’s book value, which is the theoretical value of a company’s assets minus liabilities. A stock is considered cheap when it’s trading at a historically low P/BV, and undervalued when it’s trading below book value. From the perspective of an investor, low price-to-book multiples imply opportunity and a margin of safety from potential declines in price. We analyzed the book values of all publicly traded primary gold producers with a market cap of $1 billion or more. The final list comprised 32 companies. We then charted book values from January 2, 2007 through last Thursday, October 15. Here’s what we found. At the current 1.20 times book value, gold stocks aren’t as cheap as they were when we ran the numbers in June, 2013, successfully pinpointing the all-time low of 0.91 (the turning point before the period in gray). Of course, that P/BV is hard to beat: it was one of the lowest values ever. And while the stocks not quite as cheap now, the valuation multiple still lingers close to its historical bottom. Remember, we’re talking about senior mining companies here—producers with real assets and cash flow selling for close to their book values. In short, yes, gold stocks are objectively selling cheaply. The juniors, of course, have been hit harder. It’s hard to put a meaningful book value on many of these “burning matches” with little more than hopes and geologists’ dreams, but valuations on many are scraping the bottom, making them even better bargains, albeit substantially riskier ones. What does this mean for us investors? It’s no surprise to see that every contraction in the ratio was followed by a major rally. In other words, the cure for low prices is low prices: The August, 2007 bottom (2.2) and the momentary downtrend that preceded it were quickly erased by a swift price rally leading to a January, 2008 peak (3.8).center_img Stocks listed in the S&P500 are currently more than twice as expensive as the gold producers. That’s not surprising given how volatile metals prices can be and how unloved mining is—but is it rational? Note that despite the downtrend in the last month, the multiple for the S&P500 remains close to a multiyear high. In other words, yes, the S&P 500 is expensive. This contrast points to an obvious opportunity in our sector. So is now the time to buy gold stocks? Answer: our stocks are good values now, and, if there is a larger correction ahead, they may well become fantastic values, briefly. Either way, value is value, on sale. As the most successful resource speculators have repeatedly said: you have to be a contrarian in this sector to be successful, buying low and selling high, and that takes courage based on solid convictions. Yes, it’s possible that valuations could fall further. However: The difference between prices and clear-cut value argue for going long and staying that way until multiples return to lofty levels again—which they’ve done every time, as the historical record shows. With a long-term time frame in mind, whatever happens in the short term is less of a concern. Building substantial positions at good prices in great companies in advance of what must transpire sooner or later is what successful speculation is all about. This is how Doug Casey, Rick Rule, and others have made their fortunes, and it’s why they’re buying in the market now, seeing market capitulation as one of the prime opportunities of the decade. That’s worth remembering, especially during a downturn that has even die-hard gold bugs giving up. Bottom line: “Blood in the streets” isn’t pretty, but it’s a good thing for those with the liquidity and courage to act. What to buy? That’s what we cover in BIG GOLD and the International Speculator. Thanks to our 3-month full money-back guarantee, you have nothing to lose and the potential for gains that only a true contrarian can expect.last_img read more

We are throwing good money after bad here as the

first_imgWe are throwing good money after bad here, as the The Washington Times reports: Roughly 6.5 million people with active Social Security numbers are age 112 and older, according to an audit by the Social Security Administration’s inspector general. The March 4 audit concluded that the administration “did not have controls in place to annotate death information” on the main electronic file… The inspector general said the questionable identification numbers put the government at risk of fraud and waste. Some of the numbers assigned to long-dead people were used fraudulently to open bank accounts, and thousands of numbers were apparently used by illegal immigrants to apply for work, CNS News reported. For all of its many shortcomings, the IRS does a darn good job of tracking who’s alive and who’s dead. Maybe it should send an intern over to the SSA to teach ’em how to cross out a name and number with a red pen. Until then, we’ll continue to lose money to people receiving benefits fraudulently and waste money tracking and prosecuting preventable identity-theft crimes. This is just one more example of why people protect their own money far better than any government agency ever will. After all, we all own red pens.last_img read more

first_img – 2017: The Wildest Year on Record? Donald Trump will enter the White House with the country massively divided, wars on all corners of the world, the bond bubble on the verge of collapse, a stock market overdue for a correction… 2017 could be one of the wildest years on record, and it’s urgent that you prepare… That’s why, until New Year’s Day, we’re giving you the chance to access ALL our analysts’ research for a tiny fraction of what you’d normally pay… So you can get expert macro overviews, and specific action items, to help protect and grow your wealth in 2017 and beyond… Click here to learn more… Editor’s note: Today, we’re sharing part two of Casey Research founder Doug Casey’s popular essay on the next industrial revolution. Yesterday, Doug shared the 10 big trends that are rapidly advancing. Below, he explains how to set yourself up to benefit as directly and immediately as possible. WHERE THIS IS GOING You may think I’m pulling your leg and that I’ve gone too far in these projections. But this isn’t just a titillating compilation of cover stories from Popular Science magazine. Our brains are accustomed to thinking arithmetically—1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, etc. But technology is compounding geometrically—1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, etc. You’ve seen this happen in the realm of computing and electronics just in our lifetimes. But—partially enabled by those things—it’s happening in many areas. You might analogize this to what happens to water as it gets colder. There’s not much difference between water at, say, 45 and 33 degrees Fahrenheit. But once it gets to 32, it has a change of state, a transformation in what it is, its very nature. And it happens very, very quickly. The advances being made are the stuff of science fiction. In fact, sci-fi has long been a much better predictor of the future than think tanks, futurists, or even the best scientists. I’ve often wondered why this is the case. As someone with solipsist tendencies, I’m partial to believing that anything you can conceive of can probably be done. And anything that can be done will be done. The transformation of reality itself is just a matter of having sufficient matter, energy, space, and time added to technology. When you see it that way, you have to be intensely optimistic. And I am. In fact, for the first time, advances in the real world are starting to outrun the imaginings of sci-fi. Skeptics might counter: “Sure. Given enough time, everything happens eventually. Including the heat death of the universe.” And they’re right. But because of the exponential rate of improvement in the things I’ve mentioned and some others I haven’t, I suspect we’re about to have a change in the state of existence. This is what Ray Kurzweil, Google’s chief technology officer, has dubbed “The Singularity.” Go back to the things I listed. The really important things—computers, AI, robotics, nanotech, and bioscience—are all advancing according to Moore’s Law. Doubling every 18 months, with costs dropping 50%. Things move very quickly when they move at an exponential rate. Extrapolating them only 10 years into the future, which implies only eight doublings. And eight doublings result in 256 times the starting point. There’s a good chance they’re all going to come together at once. Exactly when might that be? This is the tricky part, predicting the time as well as the event. Kurzweil thinks about 20 years from now. If he’s right, this is not only good news. It is, by orders of magnitude, the best news of any type in human history. Recommended Links The Best Place to Hide Your Money It’s tax-free. Pays up to 37 times more than bank accounts. And you DON’T NEED TO REPORT IT TO THE IRS. No wonder the government doesn’t want you to know about this secret account. Click here. — NOW FOR SOME BAD NEWS What might the bad news be? You may (quite logically) be thinking about some unsavory implications of these advances. The evolution of Skynet and Terminators. People failing to reproduce. Grey goo from runaway nanotech covering the planet. Humanity destroying itself in all manner of ways. I agree that bad things can happen. It’s not just a question of misfeasance, some unforeseen accident happening. But actual malfeasance isn’t out of the question. Why? Technology is advancing exponentially, but human ethics don’t seem to be advancing at all. In fact, maybe the general moral tone of humanity is actually degrading. If that’s true, then you can argue it’s a bad idea for large-brained chimpanzees to have the magic technologies we’ve been discussing. So, of course, some people will say: “We have to slow down this mad rush to the future! We have to at least regulate these scary things!” Sound reasonable? Actually, no; the concept is incredibly stupid. You might also ask who the “we” is that wants to make those decisions. Of course, it’s the same professional busybodies who are naturally drawn to government, NGOs, media, and the like. They’re not the best and brightest, as they like to believe. They’re actually the worst and most dangerous of mankind, and they’re always fearful of progress. Why? Because although the leaders always get new technologies first (e.g., horses, gunpowder, computers), the cat always gets out of the bag, and these things act to further liberate the average man after a while. Notwithstanding various drags on our progress, mankind has been expanding its powers exponentially since about the time it learned to make fire. But the nature of the math is that the real growth doesn’t come until the end, at which point it seems instantaneous. We can see what’s happening intellectually, but very few can picture it in reality. Recall the fable about the mathematician who invented chess and got a king to reward him by giving him double the amount of wheat for each of the 64 squares of a chessboard, starting with one grain. How much grain might that be? The answer is over 18 quintillion grains, which is around 1,000 times the world’s annual production of wheat. It’s counterintuitive because intuition can’t deal with geometric increases beyond a low level. It’s idiocy to try to curtail the rewards of a process—and here we’re talking about the Ascent of Man itself—at the very moment of triumph. Maybe humanity is now (wild guess) at around the 50th chessboard square. Exactly where things start getting interesting. It’s been said that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. But there’s a big problem for you and me as individuals. At the moment, we all have very finite lifetimes. What if (even though medical advances are extending our life expectancies radically) we die before magic happens? That’s why there’s absolutely nothing to be lost by going for the brass ring. Let’s consider mundane life the way it’s always been and still is. Unless things change very quickly for the better, you’re going to be dead sometime in between tomorrow morning and, if you’re both young and lucky, 50 years from now. Considering the (current) absolute and total certainty of death, taking any risk to avoid it, even with long-shot odds, doesn’t just make excellent sense. It’s imperative. So I’m not particularly concerned with the possible ultimate consequences of runaway technological advance. In fact, I think they’re almost all good, even if they’re a little scary. And now, for the first time in history, the inevitable is imminent. We can deal with potential problems when the time comes. Right now, I’m only concerned with things that might stop us from getting there in a reasonable (i.e., a fraction of a lifetime) time frame. But it’s entirely possible that humanity could blow it. How might we blow it? In decreasing order of probability, you can worry about a lot of things. You can worry about a bus hitting you tomorrow morning. Or a pandemic. Or a super volcano. Or an asteroid strike, for that matter. I’m most concerned about human-caused (anthropogenic, if you will) possibilities. Like World War 3, recalling that Einstein said he didn’t know what weapons would be used in it, but he was confident that sticks and stones would be used in WW4. That would put a stop to the advance of technology for a while, in addition to its other unpleasantness and inconvenience. I’m also concerned about the consequences of the next phase of the Greater Depression. We entered the leading edge of the economic hurricane in 2007. We’ve been in the eye of the storm since 2010. And now, we’re going into the trailing edge. No one can tell you exactly what it will be like. Very possibly, both catastrophic deflation and hyperinflation in sequence (in any order). Or in different parts of the economy at the same time (basic foodstuffs skyrocketing; the value of McMansions and BMWs collapsing). People with their life savings in dollars losing most everything. The State raising taxes hugely. All kinds of police-state measures being enforced in a vain attempt to restore stability. And a lot more things of this nature. It’s likely to last at least as long, be much worse, and much different even than what the world went through from 1914–1946. This is extremely important because, you’ll recall, science and technology are only two legs to the tripod. Capital is equally necessary. And the Greater Depression, and its knock-on effects, could destroy a lot of capital. One consequence of the Greater Depression might be that the tech trends I listed above will slow down radically. Less capital may be created and much less put aside for investment. Much could be misallocated. And the government always puts itself first; it may use what capital there is for its own purposes. Technology and science need as much capital as possible to advance as quickly as possible. Vested interests, typically shortsighted, always use politics to fight innovation. Taxi drivers stupidly lobby against Uber; hoteliers lobby against Airbnb. They don’t see themselves as modern Luddites, but they are. Even worse, people may see some bad effects of technology and react against it. Under certain conditions, you could find scientists hunted down like witches for violating God’s will. Stranger things have happened in times of stress. To be clear, I don’t think there’s such a thing as bad technology; people confuse the concept with its use by people with bad intentions. This is why I’m concerned about government using, or even financing, technology. I often talk about how the State is dangerous and destructive. But now, on the cusp of The Singularity, it’s true on a cosmic level. If, for instance, they delay a medical advance that may save you by a year, they may not be costing you a year. They may be costing you 500 years. And it’s not just technology, but science itself that is in jeopardy. If it turns out that anthropogenic global warming is a gigantic hoax (I believe it is), even though it’s said that 97% of scientists believe in it (a lie), and that the science is settled (it’s not), that may discredit the idea of science to the average person. Anything is possible. After all, something like 40% of Americans think the world is about 6,000 years old and cavemen lived with dinosaurs. SO? Let me sum up. It’s likely we’re only 10, 20, or 30 years from what will turn out to be the biggest change in human history. I understand that sounds unbelievable to 99% of people. But I urge you to consider it seriously. What does that mean? In fact, you might ask why investment results even matter if we move into an economy of total abundance. Almost everyone will benefit from these changes, at least indirectly and eventually, if they live long enough. But you want to benefit as directly and immediately as possible. Having capital will put you first in line. Having capital allows you to be an early adopter, and that could be critical. Furthermore, earning capital makes you deserving of that place. Are the useless mouths on welfare deserving of these benefits? It may become a huge, and currently unanticipated, political issue over the next decade. There are huge numbers of hoi polloi out there—you’ll see them rioting this summer—who absolutely believe they deserve everything from free food, to free education, to a guaranteed income. Editor’s note: As you know, Doug is among the most respected investors in the world. Since 1979, he’s called some of the biggest financial events of our time. And now, for a limited time only, you can get all of Doug’s future moneymaking research—as well as everything we publish here at Casey Research—as part of our exclusive Casey Platinum Membership. To learn more about this incredible opportunity, click here.last_img read more

first_img— 5:07: Wall Street Gets BLINDSIDED The 5:07 mark of this video is VERY CONTROVERSIAL. It’s no wonder Wall Street has sent out diversionary tactics on this strategy. They’ve been beaten at their own game! Click here to discover the shocking reveal at the 5:07 mark… and why it could help regular people collect $103K in the next 12 months. Bonner & Partners’ Exclusive One Week Only: Major Predictions Regarding Impending iPhone Launch Until midnight Wednesday, September 6th, the publishers at Bonner & Partners have organized a rare opportunity for you to get the behind-the-scenes story on what the new iPhone means for investors, before the official launch. They’ve arranged a top-level Silicon Valley insider – a former vice president at a key Apple supplier – to reveal four targeted iPhone plays that could make you between 414% and 2,100% over time, starting from September 6th. Hurry here to get the full scoop. Recommended Link Here’s why I’m telling you about this trend… Later this year, Apple will release the latest and most technologically advanced version of its most popular product: the iPhone 8. The iPhone 8 will almost certainly include wireless charging capabilities when it’s launched sometime this fall. Wireless power involves transmitting energy over radio frequency waves. It’s similar to wireless communications technology we use in our mobile devices. Behind the complex technology of wireless charging is something quite simple… The ability to charge your electronic devices without power cables. Imagine being able to come home after being out all day and placing your smartphone on your computer desk. That’s it. Nothing to plug in, no cables to worry about… Just set down the device, and it charges “magically.” This will be a game changer for Apple… and will likely boost iPhone sales. But I’m not writing today to tell you to buy Apple. You see, there’s a unique way to profit from Apple’s wireless trend… buying the companies that make the microchips Apple uses in its wireless devices. Following a Tech Giant Historically, Apple has used third-party chip providers for its wireless technology. Qualcomm has made chips for Apple’s cellular modems. And Broadcom has made Bluetooth and Wi-Fi chips for Apple. Broadcom is a good example of how profitable making chips for Apple can be. — Justin’s note: Today’s essay comes from my colleague Jeff Brown, editor of Exponential Tech Investor. Jeff has been working in the tech field for over two decades. He’s seeded over 70 private, early-stage tech companies… And he’s a formal advisor to eight tech startups.Right now, Apple’s iPhone 8 launch is on his radar… and he says you can profit from this big event. Read on to learn how (hint: It’s not by buying Apple)… By Jeff Brown, editor, Exponential Tech Investor In 2003, Apple introduced its first wireless mouse and keyboard. In 2010, Apple released its first external wireless computer trackpad. And in 2016, Apple removed the headphone jack from the iPhone 7. If you want to listen to music on the smartphone, you need wireless AirPods. As you can see in the graphic above, Apple is moving toward completely wireless technology. Recommended Link Apple released the iPhone 7 in September 2016. And Broadcom’s stock climbed 41% less than a year after the launch. Broadcom revenue from wireless chips sales came in at $1 billion in the third quarter of 2016. That was up 27% from the previous quarter. And the stock is up 50% since the iPhone 7 launch in September 2016. As you can see from the chart above, making chips for Apple’s signature phone can really boost business. Now, Apple is looking for chipmakers for its wireless charging feature. The company that lands this contract should see its stock push much higher. Tip of the Iceberg Some forecasts for Apple’s fourth-quarter 2017 iPhone shipments are coming in at around 90 million units. And each of them will likely carry a wireless charging chip. But Apple is just the tip of the iceberg. Since Apple released its very first iPhone in 2007, it’s been a trendsetter for other smartphone makers. Whatever new features Apple adds, others follow. And the rest of the mobile phone market is much larger than Apple’s shipment volumes. Samsung alone shipped 309 million smartphones in 2016… And Chinese company Huawei shipped 139 million. In 2016, Apple’s rivals shipped 1.27 billion smartphones. That’s a massive market for wireless charging chips. And wireless charging won’t be confined to just your mobile phone. Any electronic device will be a target for this technology. Wireless headphones, iPads, smartphones, health tracking devices like heart monitors, and even “smart clothes” will one day charge wirelessly… no power cables at all. You could even use this technology to continuously heat your morning cup of coffee so that it never gets cold. Companies I’m Watching Companies that make wireless charging chips will be big winners as this technology becomes the new reality. Here are a few on my radar: Analog Devices, Dialog Semiconductor, and Texas Instruments. If wireless charging is anywhere as successful as I think it will be, companies in this sector have the potential to see outsized returns. Regards, Jeff Brown Editor, Exponential Tech Investor P.S. As I mentioned, when Apple unveils its iPhone 8, I believe it will include wireless charging capabilities. But to pull this off, Apple will need the help of one company—a company that I’ve recently identified… That’s right—I’m confident that I have found the one company that will make Apple’s wireless charging feature a reality. And when Apple makes its announcement in the next few weeks, the price for this little-known, small-cap stock will skyrocket. Get all the details right here. In Case You Missed It… Doug Casey just released his newest novel. Drug Lord—Book 2 of the High Ground Novels—is now available on Amazon. In this riveting tale, Charles Knight returns to the United States after seven years traveling the world. He embarks on two concurrent professions: one as a major investor in a small pharmaceutical company, and the other as the head of a black market drug smuggling and distribution operation. Charles has to sort through the legal and illegal, moral and immoral, and right and wrong as he navigates the War on Drugs and the crony pharmaceutical industry. They all want him dead. But Charles intends to start a revolution. To get the whole story, you can order your copy of Drug Lord right here.last_img read more

Opposition MPs have failed in their latest attempt

first_imgOpposition MPs have failed in their latest attempt to defeat government plans to cut out-of-work disability benefits.The government is using its welfare reform and work bill to reduce support for new claimants placed in the work-related activity group (WRAG) of employment and support allowance (ESA) by nearly £30 a week from April 2017.But Labour and SNP attempts to introduce a string of changes to the bill including scrapping the WRAG cut, were defeated by Conservative MPs.Their failed attempt came after members of the House of Lords succeeded in delaying government plans to cut tax credits.Among the changes suggested by Labour and SNP MPs was a measure that would have forced the government to ensure an independent review of the benefits sanctions regime.Debbie Abrahams (pictured), Labour’s shadow minister for disabled people, speaking in the main chamber for the first time in that role, said the welfare reform and work bill was “wicked” and the proposed cut to WRAG payments was “a disgrace”.And she questioned why the government had not yet carried out a cumulative impact assessment of the changes in the bill on disabled people, as it should have done under the Equality Act.She said: “There is no analysis of the impact that this will have on the disabled people who will be pushed into poverty.“Half a million disabled people will be affected and lose £30 a week – nearly a third of their weekly income.”Abrahams pointed to the government’s refusal to publish 49 internal reviews of benefit-related deaths – whose existence was first revealed by Disability News Service – and said the government’s failure to order an independent review of its sanctions regime was “a slap in the face of everyone affected by sanctions, including family members of those who have died”.And she said it had been estimated that further planned reductions in the benefit cap “risk pushing tens of thousands of children, families and disabled people into poverty”.She said: “We are the sixth wealthiest country in the world. It is not right that the government are seeking to secure the recovery on the backs of the working poor, their children and disabled people.”Natalie McGarry, the SNP’s shadow disability spokeswoman, said: “We already know that the UK government’s austerity programme is impacting disproportionately on those living with disabilities and sicknesses and that it impairs their ability to work.“We also know that there is absolutely no evidence that these policies of cuts will have a positive impact on moving those in the WRAG group into work.“There is no evidence from the government, despite repeated requests for it to be produced.“It is therefore absolutely shameful that, without any evidence, the Conservatives should have disabled people in their sights yet again, promising to cut nearly a third of ESA support for new claimants in the work-related activity group.”But Priti Patel, the employment minister, said: “In 2008, when the then Labour government introduced ESA as a ‘radical reform package’, the work-related activity component was originally intended to act as an incentive to help people into work and to return quickly to work.“However, the original estimates were incorrect and only one per cent of people in the work-related activity group left the benefit each month.“It is clear, therefore, that the existing policy is not working and that it is failing claimants.”She said that £100 million a year (by 2020) of the £640 million annual savings from the WRAG cut would be spent on helping “claimants with limited work capability but who have potential, because they want to move into work, to get closer to the labour market”.Patel said the government kept the operation of its sanctions regime “under constant review”.Opposition attempts to amend the bill, including the withdrawal of the WRAG cut, were defeated, and the bill was passed at both the report stage and third reading, and will now be debated by the House of Lords.last_img read more

American Airlines Glitch Caused It to Give Too Many Pilots Vacation Over

first_img Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Planning to fly with American Airlines this holiday season? We have some potentially bad news.According to Bloomberg, more than 15,000 American Airlines flights scheduled from Dec. 17 to Dec. 31 do not have a pilot, first officer or both due to a computer glitch that allowed too many staffers to take off for the holidays. The problem reportedly affects flights originating from Dallas Fort Worth International and other airports in Boston, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, and Charlotte, N.C.In a statement, American Airlines told PCMag it is “working diligently to address the issue” and it expects to “avoid cancellations this holiday season.””We have reserve pilots to help cover flying in December, and we are paying pilots who pick up certain open trips 150 percent of their hourly rate — as much as we are allowed to pay them per the contract,” the airline said. American said it will work with the Allied Pilots Association (APA) union to “take care” of its pilots and “ensure we get our customers to where they need to go over the holidays.”The computer glitch caused the airline’s scheduling system to show sufficient coverage for certain flights when that was not actually the case, Bloomberg reports. The airline has reportedly fixed the problem and believes its system is now working normally.The APA, meanwhile, isn’t happy with American’s proposed solution for crewing affected flights. The union has filed a grievance, saying the solution violates the company’s contract.”Because management unilaterally created their solution in violation of the contract, neither APA nor the contract can guarantee the promised payment of the premium being offered,” the union said in a statement. Add to Queue Angela Moscaritolo Next Article This story originally appeared on PCMag Thousands of flights scheduled from Dec. 17 to Dec. 31 do not have a pilot, first officer, or both due to a computer glitch that allowed too many staffers to take off for the holidays. Reporter American Airlines Glitch Caused It to Give Too Many Pilots Vacation Over Holidayscenter_img –shares Image credit: Shutterstock.com Register Now » Travel November 30, 2017 Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business 2 min readlast_img read more

3 Ways Drone Startups Are Making Dangerous Workplaces Safer

first_img –shares Potential hazards such as loose scaffolding or fuel tank leaks are identified earlier. Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business 3 Ways Drone Startups Are Making Dangerous Workplaces Safer Add to Queue Image credit: Hinterhaus Productions | Getty Images Technology Next Article Guest Writer Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Startup mentor, CEO and tech blogger If you look at the numbers on job-related accidents, something disturbing becomes clear — going to work can be unsafe.The International Labour Organization estimates that 2.3 million people worldwide die due to work-related reasons each year. It’s a figure that comprises both job-site accidents and deaths due to illness or exposure to hazardous materials. To put it in perspective, that is a million more deaths every year than the 1.25 million deaths, worldwide, attributed to road traffic.In high-risk industries such as construction the risk of death over a 45-year career is 1 in 200. Add to that the 340 million non-fatal workplace injuries that take place each year and it’s easy to see that we must find ways to reduce risks in work environments .Related: Amazon and Tesla Listed Among the Most Dangerous U.S. WorkplacesThe human toll should be enough to leave us motivated to effect change. But in every business, you also have to look at the bottom line, and workplace injuries and illnesses are costing employers more than $3 billion a year.As always, in technology we trust, and drones are part of the process of treating some of those problems. Whether at an oil refinery or a power plant, here are some of the ways drones are improving working conditions and respective drone startups that are part of the advancement.Inspection and collection.Keeping workers safe is a priority for all employers, and regular site inspections are an important component of this. But when it comes to inspecting hard-to-reach places, such as industrial chimneys, rooftops, fluid barrels, or even just a high scaffolding, often times it’s the inspection itself that causes injury. Some startups are aimed towards improving inspections, such as the Sparrow drone by Percepto. It’s an autonomous drone with day and night (thermal) vision capabilities, which treats safety at site inspections with its ability to access areas that would pose a danger to human inspectors. Without the risk to human life, the pre-programmed drone inspections can be performed more frequently. The result is that site inspectors are exposed to less harm, while potential hazards such as loose scaffolding or fuel tank leaks are identified earlier. Once the site is inspected, data needs to be collected. Drones are also able to collect, transmit and analyze site data more efficiently than humans can, giving employers a more accurate picture of what’s happening on their site.Related: 5 Ways Drones Are Changing the WorldEmergency situations.From fires to gas leaks to hazardous waste spills, disasters strike, even at the most diligently inspected work sites. Drones are minimizing the odds of a chemical disaster occurring, and they’re also acting as first-responders when the unimaginable happens. After all, there’s no reason to put human lives on the line, when you can send a drone in first to assess the situation.For the sake of evaluating an entire disaster site, drone company PrecisionHawk teamed up with the Environmental Protection Agency in 2014 to map out an industrial landfill in South Carolina that was releasing toxic particles into the air. The result was a full assessment of the area in under an hour, a job that would take human surveyors days or even weeks to complete, exposing them to unnecessary hazards.Security breaches.Whether industrial, military, or personal, perhaps one of the biggest uses for drones is in the area of security. While drones can’t replace their human counterparts or eliminate the need for manpower, there’s no question that a drone can cover more ground in less time than the combination of humans and stationary cameras.Aptonomy is a drone company which equips its UAVs with a night-vision camera. The low-flying drones can hone in on an intruder and capture a mugshot — something a stationary camera can do with less accuracy. But while it may seem that the benefits of security drones are mostly for employers, they also keep employees out of potentially dangerous situations. Because drones provide such an accurate picture in real time, they significantly reduce the risk posed to security guards and emergency responders.Related: The Drone Industry: Thoughts From an OutsiderWe still have a long way to go when it comes to keeping workers safe on the job. And while employers will never be able to achieve zero-risk on their sites, autonomous drones located on-site, conducting dozens of daily missions, are a huge step in the right direction to reducing exposure to hazardous materials, accidents and death. In the meantime, I’m grateful to be working from home today. 4 min read July 13, 2018 Yoav Vilner Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

Uber Is Giving Free Rides in This Town to Curb Drunk Driving

first_img Image credit: Pixabay Add to Queue Next Article Register Now » A New Jersey town on track for a record-breaking number of drunken driving cases has become the first U.S. municipality to partner with ride service app Uber to keep inebriated residents from getting behind the wheel.To keep the roads safe in Evesham Township, a town of 45,000 people in southern New Jersey, anyone drinking in at least 19 alcohol-serving establishments can now get a free ride home from Uber in a program funded by donors and started last week.Donations from area nonprofits and businesses are also funding a second free ride option that started on Friday: the mobile app BeMyDD, through which people can hire a driver to get both them and their car home.”We’re dealing with people who might’ve had too much to drink, so we needed to make it so easy for them to open their iPhone and push a button,” Evesham Mayor Randy Brown said.Evesham had been on track to reach 250 DUI arrests in 2015, a record for the town, Brown said.The effort extends a pilot program tested during September, when town shuttles provided free rides to more than 350 people. The shuttles helped decrease DUI arrests to eight in September from a monthly average of 23 from January to August, a drop of 65 percent, Brown said.Free rides are available from the designated bars and restaurants from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. every night of the week. The partnership with both apps runs through Jan. 2.”We began working with Mayor Brown through our national partner, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and realized it was the perfect opportunity to use our technology to help take drunk drivers off the road,” Ana Mahony, general manager for Uber New Jersey, said in a statement.Uber is testing the pilot locally and is considering working with other towns to create a similar partnership, a spokesman for the company said.Alexa Milkovich, vice president of marketing for BeMyDD, said the company recruited drivers quickly to make sure the area would have enough to meet demand.(Reporting by Katie Reilly) Uber Reuters October 23, 2015center_img 2 min read Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. –shares Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business This story originally appeared on Reuters Uber Is Giving Free Rides in This Town to Curb Drunk Drivinglast_img read more