Valverde hails unbelievable Messi after 400th La Liga goal

first_imgBarcelona manager Ernesto Valverde believes Lionel Messi’s incredible statistics speak for themselves after he scored his 400th La Liga goalIn just 435 league games, Messi registered his 400th goal as Barcelona cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win over SD Eibar on Sunday with Luis Suarez netting the other two goals.“I think the figures speak for themselves,” Valverde told the club website.“We don’t know if anyone will ever get close to those statistics but he is unbelievable.”The victory at Camp Nou enabled Barcelona to maintain their lead in La Liga to five points from second-place Atletico Madrid after 19 games.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“We have finished the first half of the season,” continued Valverde.“We wanted to maintain the advantage we had over the teams that are chasing us and we have done that.“The game was a tough one, like all the games against Eibar. They always put you under pressure high up the field.“At the end of the day we were able to get around that and we are happy because we have reached the halfway point of the league season top of the table, after having some tricky moments so far.”The Catalan giants will next face Levante in the second leg of their last-16 Copa del Rey tie on Thursday, where they hope to overturn their 2-1 deficit at home.last_img read more

Free weekly hula hoop fitness class in Poway

first_img June 5, 2019 Updated: 1:00 PM Elizabeth Alvarez, 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 SettingsPOWAY (KUSI) – A free weekly fitness class is being offered in Poway but it’s not your typical exercise class. Its called hula hoop fitness.The founder of Holistic Hoop Fitness Plus, Julie Clemmons, puts on a free class every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Poway library.Clemmons says the experience goes beyond fitness.  In many cases she says it is therapeutic. She found it is even helping people with special needs as they too are able to hula hoop in some form. Clemmons makes all of the hula hoops used during the class. She also sells them.Having been so affected by the synagogue shooting, Clemmons says she wants to contribute a portion of her hula hoop sales the Friendship Circle, the nonprofit that was established by Lori Kaye, the victim of the synagogue shooting.The free hoop fitness class happens every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Poway library. For more information email hoopmother@gmail.com  or call 858-442-6391. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img Elizabeth Alvarez Posted: June 5, 2019 Free weekly hula hoop fitness class in Powaylast_img read more

Senate Passes Bill For Fair Liquor License

first_imgThis year, following the release of the legislative audit, the board began to crack down on recreational license renewals, with members saying they have no choice under existing state law. Senator Peter Micciche (R-Soldotna) sponsored the bill: “Eleven business licenses across the state, including the state fair, were at risk of no longer operating. In largely it’s because of the bureaucracy of the ABC Board (Alcohol Beverage Control Board) just deciding they were going to read the statue in a different way.”  Micciche: “Sometimes government moves away from operating with common sense, and that’s when we have to step in.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Senate on Monday passed legislation that will allow the fairs in Alaska to continue selling alcohol. The bill passed in the Senate by 19-0, creates several new liquor license types, including a fair license. The bill now moves onto the Alaska House of Representatives. Photo courtesy of Alaska State Fair Micciche says the bill is in response to a more stringent reading of state law by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. The measure will also allow skiing and snowboarding under the definition of recreational sites, which Micciche said had been traditionally permissible previously.last_img read more

Two Missing After Explosion Fire In Whittier

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Girdwood Fire Department responded  with mutual aid late Sunday to assist Whittier Fire with an explosion and boat fire at the commercial dock. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, two people are missing after the explosion and fire. According to Norcross the F/V Alganik has sunk and there is a 100-yard safety zone around the area. Around 12:30am, Monday there was a voluntary evacuation order for nearby Whittier Manor. Photo credit: M. Garhart Shortly before 3am, the Girdwood Fire department confirmed the fire had been contained. Limited details are known at this time. Additional Details will be posted as they are made available. Coast Guard spokesperson Manda Norcross: “A propane tank that had been leaking exploded aboard the F/V Alganik exploded causing the fire which spread to nearby buildings and vehicles.”last_img read more

From UserGen to Widgets to Wikis Tech Talk Dominates McGrawHills Media Summit

first_imgAfter lunch, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia president and CEOSusan Lyne spoke about how MSLO has employed what it calls a “360-degree sales approach” and has diversified across all its platforms. “We have teams of experts in the separate categories we cover that come up with the ideas and generate the content for all of the company’s platforms—from print to online to radio to TV,” Lyne said. “We can use this content in a number of ways, and it enables us to touch our consumer one more time.” NEW YORK—From user-generated content to blogs to widgets to Wikis, new technologies in all facets of media were the focus of conversation Wednesday during the first day of the McGraw-Hill Companies’ 2008 Media Summit.“Figuring out how to move content or media on to new technology platforms is probably, next to creating high-quality experience as content, is probably the most important thing we can do,” Walt Disney Company president and CEO Robert Iger said during the morning keynote speech. Co-sponsors BusinessWeek and Standard & Poor’s were expecting about 1,000 attendees over the two-day event.“Most classic brand managers look at technology almost with a deep-rooted aversion,” Iger continued. “[Technology] typically enables competition for brands, and it changes consumer behavior, and if you’re a brand manager you don’t really want consumer behavior to change, you want them to continue consuming your brand. People take a protectionist view toward technology when they’re brand managing. I actually felt that being a projectionist, or projecting the brand versus protecting the brand, using technology was the right thing to do.”Session topics—all in regards to new media technologies—ranged from rights management to advertising accountability and legal issues. “Look at your kids and people in their twenties; they’re not going to newspapers, they’re not going to print for their news anymore,” said Atlanta Journal-Constitution editor Julia Wallace during a morning panel discussion. “We’re seeing our audiences transfer online and to other media. We’re having to change our business models. These are interesting times.”last_img read more

COMING TO THE SHRINERS Country Western Night On November 30

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Aleppo Shriners are holding its annual Country Western Night, featuring The Goat Roper Band and DJ Rich & Kathleen Crocker, on Friday, November 30, 2018 in the Fez Room at the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road). Doors open at 6:30pm. Dance lessons begin at 8pm. Tickets cost $10. Kids 12 and under are FREE. All proceeds will benefit the Shriners Transportation Fund.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedCOMING TO THE SHRINERS: Country Western Night On August 6In “Community”The Wilmington Insider For November 30, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”SAVE THE DATE: Feztival of Trees Coming To Shriners Auditorium On November 22-24In “Community”last_img read more

BSE closes points 1036 down on November 27

first_imgNew Delhi, November 27 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 10.36 points down to stand at 20,414.66. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 2.00 points down to stand at 6,057.10. TTK Prestige and Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd. were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 9.14% and 7.23% along with HDIL and Jaypee Infratech Ltd. with an increase of 5.39% and 4.29% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Wockhardt and Pipavav Defence And Offshore Eng Ltd. with a decrease of 8.70% and 4.91% along with Indian Hotels and JetAir India with a decrease of 4.52% and 4.37% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 123.39 points at 12,267.74, while the banking sector is down 11.57 points at 12,441.76 and the realty sector is down 10.83 points at 1,316.70. The Indian currency is up 0.46 % at Rs 62.21 per dollar.last_img read more

Tangelo in the town

first_imgThe year has begun well for the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia. The Faculty organised Tangelo Town’13, the annual techno-cultural fest which commenced on Friday.The theme is globalisation, model United Nations, international conference on sustainable technologies and tangelo sports league are the flagship events among 50 events to roll out in the next three days. ‘For the first time, the students council of Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Jamia has taken an initiative to move towards an international festival which has been named Tangelo Town. This festival will be a combined cultural, technical, sports, literary and arts festival. Spread over a span of three days, it’s expected to recieve a footfall of over 45,000 people,’ said Hammad, event coordinator. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The list of popular events to be held at the fest includes Pro Nite, Model United Nations, Photography Exhibit, Overnight Hackathon, Junk Yard Wars, Stage Play Competition, Tangelo Sports League 2013, Reflections, Altercatio and Nukkadh Natak. There will also be a photo exhibition called 50 States 50 Days which will be held in the MF Husain Art Gallery. Cricketer, Virender Sehwag, an alumnus of Jamia, will be the chief guest at the festival.While Tangelo Sports League started on 14 January, it had colleges and universities competing in football, tennis, badminton, basketball and cricket. Stunt Arena, Tech Fiesta and Management Fest are other events rolling in from today. If you are the management geek kinds and have an inclination towards money involved in economy, this is the place for you. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe most sought after Pro Nite will see singer Angaraag Mahanta (Papon), of Jiye Kyu and Tere Naam fame performing on the last day of the festival . ‘I am happy and take pride in the ability of my students to organise such a wide scale celebration  which is already beginning to make its mark,’ said Najeeb Jung, Vice Chancellor, Jamia.So be there.DETAILAt: Jamia University campusOn Till: 20 JanuaryTimings: 11 am to 5 pmlast_img read more

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first_imgSponsor Advertisement It was just another day when JPMorgan et al threw everything they had at the precious metals to prevent them from blowing sky highAs I stated in ‘The Wrap’ yesterday morning just minutes before my 5:20 a.m. Eastern time filing deadline…”It remains to be seen whether these rallies [in gold and silver] continue in London…or get stepped on before New York opens…”With the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, it’s easy to see that virtually all the excitement was over by 9:20 a.m. BST in London.  There was a vertical price spike at 1:00 p.m. BST, twenty minutes before the Comex open…but it got hammered flat in pretty short order.  The rally after the London p.m. gold fix at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time wasn’t allowed to get too far, either.Gold closed at $1,701.30 spot…up $7.90 on the day.  Net volume was pretty enormous…around 190,000 contracts, so it should be obvious that gold’s attempt to rally well over the $1,700 price mark was not going unopposed…and that JPMorgan et al were going short against all comers.It was virtually the same story in silver…and the price pattern was virtually identical, as you can see from the Kitco chart below.  Silver closed at $32.71 spot…up 44 cents from Wednesday’s close.  Volume was very heavy as well…around 57,000 contracts.The dollar index opened on Wednesday night in New York at 81.20…and then declined in fits and starts down to about 81.07 at 8:00 a.m. in New York.  Then at precisely that moment…the moment that both gold and silver began to spike higher at 1:00 p.m. in London…the dollar index turned on a dime, reaching its 81.42 zenith about 9:40 a.m. in New York…and by 11:00 a.m. Eastern that entire gain had reversed itself.  The dollar index closed at 81.12…down about 8 basis points from Wednesday.If you check the above gold and silver charts, you will note that all the major price activity in New York in both gold and silver happened precisely between those two times.  Hardly a coincidence, I’m sure.The gold stocks gapped up…and after a bit of sag, worked their way slowly higher for the rest of the day.  The HUI finished on its high tick…up 2.67%.The silver stocks were mostly up on the day…but there were a few red arrows amongst the green ones.  Nick Laird’s Silver Sentiment Index closed up another 1.44%.(Click on image to enlarge)The CME’s Daily Delivery Report showed that 5 gold and 157 silver contracts were posted for delivery within the Comex-approved warehouse system on Monday.  In silver, the big short/issuer was the Bank of Nova Scotia…and to no one’s surprise I’m sure, JPMorgan was the biggest long/stopper with 93 contracts in its proprietary [house] account…along with 46 contracts in its client account.  The link to yesterday’s Issuers and Stoppers Report is here.The CME’s preliminary volume report for yesterday shows that only 1,103 silver contracts remain open in September.  That’s almost a 50 percent drop since Monday.There were no reported changes in either GLD or SLV…and the U.S. Mint didn’t have a sales report, either.Wednesday was another active day over at the Comex-approved depositories.  They received 926,750 troy ounces of silver…and shipped 1,116,483 troy ounces of the stuff out the door.  Here’s the link to that activity.Nick Laird sent me his “Transparent PM Holdings” chart very late last night…and it’s definitely worth looking at.  As Nick pointed out…”it’s still hitting new highs day after day.”(Click on image to enlarge)I have the usual number of stories for you today…and the final edit is yours.Well, it was just another day when JPMorgan et al threw everything they had at the precious metals to prevent them from blowing sky high…as the volume figures were enormous, especially in gold.Today we get the jobs report at 8:30 a.m. Eastern…and as I say every month at this time, it will be interesting to see how gold reacts to this data…or is allowed to react.  I’ve noticed in the past…that there are times that ‘da boyz’ will soften up the price in advance of the jobs numbers, especially if they’re particularly bad, so that when the gold price does pop at 8:30 a.m….the precious metals have a hole to dig themselves out before turning positive on the day.  That may [or may not] be what went on in the precious metals market earlier today.  We’ll see.We also get the Commitment of Traders Report as well…and I’ll be waiting at the keyboard at precisely 3:30 p.m. Eastern time, which is when they post it on the CFTC website.  I’ll have that data in tomorrow’s column.As I mentioned two paragraphs ago, both gold and silver came under some selling pressure in Far East trading on their Friday.  The lows in both gold and silver were in around 1:00 p.m. Hong Kong time…and are continuing to rally now that London has been open for a bit more than two hours.  It will be interesting to see how long that lasts, or is allowed to last.  Gold volume is already very high…around 35,000 contracts and, like yesterday, silver’s volume is at 12,000+ contracts once again.  The dollar index is down about 20 basis points, gold is down about six bucks…and silver is down 50 cents as I hit the ‘send’ button at 5:18 a.m. Eastern time.With the exception of palladium, the other three precious metals are still well into overbought territory…especially silver.  Based on that, it will be interesting to see if JPMorgan et al can, or will, engineer another sell-off in the near future.  Here’s the 6-month silver chart.(Click on image to enlarge)With gold and silver shares roaring higher, there’s still an opportunity to either readjust your portfolio, or get fully invested in the continuing major up-leg of this bull market in both silver and gold…and I respectfully suggest that you take a trial subscription to either Casey Research’s International Speculator [junior gold and silver exploration companies], or BIG GOLD [large producers], with all our best [and current] recommendations…as well as the archives. Don’t forget that our 90-day guarantee of satisfaction is in effect for both publications.Today is another day where I look forward to the 8:20 a.m. Comex open with great interest.  Enjoy your weekend…and I’ll see you here tomorrow. Aben Resources (TSX.V: ABN) is a Canadian gold and silver exploration company with a focus on developing properties in the Yukon. The Company’s flagship project is its 100% owned Justin Gold Project located 35 kilometres southeast of the Cantung Mine and has an all season road running through its claims. A phase one drill program was carried out in 2011 on the 18,314 acre Justin Project in which a significant new greenfields gold discovery was made at the property’s POW Zone. The Company intercepted 60 metres of 1.19 g/t gold in hole JN11009 at a vertical depth of 113 metres. Additionally, a new high grade silver-copper zone was discovered at the Kangas Zone with hole JN11003 returning 1.07 metres of 7320 g/t silver (234 oz/ton) and 3.52% copper near surface. As a result of these discoveries on the Justin Project, Aben acquired 14,274 additional acres of mineral tenure in the immediate vicinity of the project to facilitate a more aggressive work program this upcoming season. The Company has four other prospective Yukon and NWT projects in its portfolio along with a seasoned management and geological team. Aben’s chairman, Ron Netolitzky, is credited with exploration success on numerous properties including three Western Canadian gold and silver projects which became producing mines. Please visit our website to learn more about the company and request information.last_img read more

The gold stocks chopped around aimlessly within a

first_img The gold stocks chopped around aimlessly within a two point range of unchanged on Wednesday—and the HUI closed down a tiny 0.15%. It was much the same chart pattern in palladium, except it closed down a dollar. I have a lot of stories for you again today—and some of them are definitely worth your time, but the final edit is always up to you. In a nutshell, the 150 million oz (30,000 contracts) of newly created open contracts between the technical funds and the raptors is what caused silver prices to fall $3 since the end of February. As much as I pinpoint JPMorgan as being the prime silver manipulator, since the bank’s net short position in COMEX silver has hardly changed over this time, I can’t accuse JPM as being the active catalyst in the recent silver price drop. However, I will be very quick to accuse the bank, along with the 7 other large COMEX silver shorts, should that short position increase on any silver rally. It is rare when it is so clear that two specific trader categories accounted for, effectively, all the net positioning in any one market like exists in COMEX silver over the past three months; but the data are undeniable. What is also undeniable is that the technical funds’ new short selling of 150 million oz is what caused the price to drop $3; as there is no other plausible explanation. The only question is what motivated the technical funds to sell such a quantity of silver futures contracts? The answer is also clear – progressively lower prices. – Silver analyst Ted Butler: 04 May 2014 Except for the tiny spikes in both gold and silver at, or just before the New York open yesterday, there’s nothing to report regarding yesterday’s price action, as volume was anemic.  I’ve already said what I wanted to say at the top of this column. Here are the 6-month charts for both gold and silver once again, so you can put yesterday’s price action in some perspective against the overall. One should never short a quiet market It was a nothing day again on Wednesday—and the tiny rally that began in gold shortly before the Comex open, got squashed at precisely 8:30 a.m. in New York—and by around 11 a.m. the price was back below unchanged.  Nothing happened after that, as gold traded sideways for the remainder of the day. With gold trading in less than a ten dollar price range, the low and high ticks aren’t worth looking up once again. The gold price finished the day at $1,243.60 spot, down $1.30 from Tuesday’s close.  Volume, net of June and July, was very tiny—around 79,000 contracts. The CME Daily Delivery Report was a quiet affair yesterday, as only 35 gold and 1 silver contract were posted for delivery within the Comex-approved depositories on Friday.  The link to yesterday’s Issuers and Stoppers Report is here. There were no reported changes in GLD yesterday—and as of 9:57 p.m. EDT yesterday evening, there were no reported changes in SLV, either. There was a tiny sales report from the U.S. Mint.  They sold 50,000 silver eagles—and that was it. After two days of running down the batteries on their forklifts, there wasn’t much in/out activity in either gold or silver on Tuesday over at the Comex-approved depositories.  There were no changes at all in gold—and in silver, nothing was reported received—and 97,156 troy ounces were shipped out. Here’s a chart that Nick Laird passed around yesterday evening.  It shows the total derivatives position in both gold and the white metals versus their entire derivatives position.  It sure doesn’t take much money to control precious metal prices—or the price of anything else they decide is worth their effort. The first photo is of a magpie on the wing that I took a couple of weeks ago.  It’s almost a surreal picture, because it’s being lit by the sun from above and behind at the same time.  No Photoshop here, as it’s straight out of the camera, although I did bump up the saturation a hair. Going into the London open this morning, gold and silver volumes were as low as I can ever remember seeing—even lower than yesterday.  Gold volume was around 11,000 contracts—and silver’s volume was 2,900 contracts.  It is deathly quiet out there—and there isn’t a high-frequency trader in sight.  The gold price is about unchanged, but the other three precious metals are all down from their respective closes in New York yesterday afternoon—and what passes as the world’s reserve currency at the moment, is down a handful of basis points. A long time ago I read somewhere on the Internet that one should never short a quiet market—and I consider that to be excellent advice when it comes to the precious metals at the moment. But Ted did mention in his mid-week commentary to his paying subscribers yesterday that “My only concern in gold is that if the technical fund short position in gold [is] to mimic the record increase witnessed in silver, then there may be more technical fund selling to go in gold.“ That may be true, dear reader, but I bought some silver yesterday anyway, as we’re close enough to a bottom in this metal to suit me. Tomorrow we the jobs numbers, along with a shiny new Commitment of Traders Report—and embedded in [and extracted from] that report is the June Bank Participation information, so I’ll have lots to talk about in my Saturday missive. And as I send this off into cyberspace at 5:10 a.m. EDT, I note that all four precious metals are now down on that day, with silver under the most selling pressure. Volumes have picked up substantially in gold, but is still very much on the lighter side—and silver’s volume is very quiet, so whatever price action is occurring, its happening on very little volume.  The dollar index is down ten basis points. I have no idea what will happen with prices today.  I would suspect that there will be some activity around the release of the job numbers at 8:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, but that event is still 24 hours away. I’m off to bed—and I’ll see you here tomorrow. It was ultra-quiet in silver trading as well—and the 8:15 to 8:30 a.m. EDT rally in that metal met the same fate as the tiny rally in gold—and once the high was in, the price did very little after that. Silver traded within a 20 cent price range yesterday—and closed at $18.795 spot, down 1 whole penny from Tuesday’s close.  Net volume was 20,000 contracts. The dollar index opened flat—and traded flat before a 20 basis point down/up move that began at the London open—and ended 10 hours later shortly after 1 p.m. in New York.  After that, the index didn’t do much—and closed at 80.66, which was up 4 basis points from Tuesday’s close. Platinum traded flat until shortly after 1 p.m. Hong Kong time—and from that point got sold down to its low of the day just before 1 p.m. in Zurich.  The subsequent rally ended at 2 p.m. in electronic trading in New York—and it traded flat from there, closing up 8 bucks. Exactly the same can be said about the silver equities, as Nick Laird’s Intraday Silver Sentiment Index finished the basically unchanged, down a tiny 0.01%. The agreement with Sumitomo on the Fourth of July project is a great compliment to our recent agreement with Newmont Mining on the Wood Hills South project. We also have the Arabia, Golden Shears and some generative efforts being funded through our joint venture business model. 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The Trump administration has released its first as

first_imgThe Trump administration has released its first assessment of the impact of the president’s decision to reinstate the “Mexico City policy,” which cuts off U.S. aid to international groups unless they promise not to provide or promote abortion, even with non-U.S. funding sources. The review finds that so far practically all grantees have agreed to those conditions. But opponents of the policy caution that the administation’s statistics offer too incomplete a picture to draw conclusions about the policy’s impact.Every Republican president since Ronald Reagan has implemented the policy. But Trump’s version — which he instituted three days after taking office — goes further. Whereas previous versions only covered U.S. funding of overseas family planning, Trump has extended the policy to funding of virtually all global health programs — potentially more than $7 billion a year, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation.Take the case of a health clinic that uses U.S. dollars to treat children in a poor country for malaria while using other funding to provide information about abortion to female patients. When the clinic’s U.S. grant comes up for renewal it will now face a choice: stop offering the abortion-related services or give up U.S. funding for its malaria work.According to the administration’s review, since the policy was put in place just over half of the nearly 1,300 affected global health grants have come up for renewal — and only four organizations have opted to decline the money. However, it’s unclear what share of U.S. aid funding those group represent. (In a phone call briefing for journalists, senior administration officials said they did not have funding data immediately available.) At least two of the groups that declined funding — Marie Stopes International and International Planned Parenthood Federation — are major providers of health services to poor people worldwide. (The other two were not identified). Marie Stopes, for instance, was getting about $30 million a year in U.S. money — accounting for 17 percent of its donor funding. Officials with the organization say that they have been able to secure short-term replacement funding for the majority of it. But beginning in mid-2018 many of their programs will face losses. And this will likely require the group to close down outreach teams delivering sexual and reproductive services to impoverished women in Madagascar, Uganda and Zimbabwe.Analysts also caution that many of the grantees covered by the Administration’s statistics are essentially U.S.-based pass-through groups — meaning they ultimately pass on their U.S. aid money to foreign partners on the ground. And it remains to be seen how many of those partners will agree to comply with the Mexico City policy. The administration reports that it is aware of at least 12 such sub-grantees that have refused as of last September. Perhaps most significantly, the review did not include any information about whether or not the policy has led to a reduction in health services for poor people.Officials said they would continue to monitor the policy’s implementation, and issue another review by end of this year. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

One of Associated Banks newest area branches in W

first_imgOne of Associated Bank’s newest area branches in Waukesha.Last updated on May 14th, 2019 at 06:03 amAssociated Banc-Corp is seeking to build a new two-story Associated Bank branch in Mequon to replace the existing branch on North Port Washington Road, according to documents filed with the Mequon Plan Commission.One of Associated Bank’s newest area branches in Waukesha.Milwaukee developer Boulder Venture on Sept. 5 sought commercial rezoning for the 2.66-acre site at 11223 and 11249 N. Port Washington Road for an Associated Bank branch and a 6,800-square-foot fast food restaurant. Boulder does not yet have a specific fast-food user.Associated currently has its branch at 11249 N. Port Washington Road, which was a legacy Bank Mutual branch it gained in the recent acquisition of Bank Mutual Corp. Associated owns both the existing branch property and the property at 11223 N. Port Washington Road, which is vacant. Once the new Associated Bank branch is built, the old one would be torn down. The project would begin in spring 2019, with completion by fall 2019.Citing concerns about parking and traffic patterns, the layout of the building, the open space ratio and creating a cohesive aesthetic along North Port Washington Road, city staff recommended tabling the rezoning request and concept plan.The Plan Commission did ultimately table the proposal at the Sept. 5 meeting, and a city development spokeswoman said it has not yet been rescheduled. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

Arts leaders must do more to tackle the acute la

first_imgArts leaders must do more to tackle the “acute” lack of opportunities for disabled actors on stage and screen, according to union delegates.Members of the Equity performers’ union called for “greater representation and more accurate portrayal” of disabled people, in a motion agreed unanimously by the TUC Disabled Workers Conference in London.The motion also called for “greater inclusive casting… where an actor’s talent and not their impairment drives their talent on stage or screen”.Actor Cindy-Jane Armbruster (pictured, right) told the conference that disabled people were portrayed as “the objects of pity or we are put on a pedestal as superhumans in so-called inspiration porn, or objects of scorn as benefit scroungers… anything but well-rounded human beings”.She said: “I believe very strongly that we need to change these stories, we need to tell better stories, we need to see ourselves represented on stage and on screen for our sense of self-identity. We need to know we are not alone.”She pointed to a survey last year by the Act for Change project, which campaigns for better representation across the live and recorded arts and found that just one in 326 actors performing on the London stage over the Easter weekend had a visible impairment.She added: “Having stories told about us and by us will make it harder for policy-makers to make us invisible, to dehumanise us or, worse, get rid of us.”Heidi McGeogh, of the Musicians’ Union, told the conference: “We really do need to see positive images of disabled people.“It’s going to affect how we are treated by society and how we are valued by society.“People believe what they see on the telly and on the stage and read in the papers.”Iain Scott-Burdon, a BSL-user from Unison, said: “I don’t like to see false disabled people.”He pointed to TV companies that were making programmes featuring hearing actors playing BSL-users.He said: “This is unacceptable. There is a lot of Deaf talent out there. There’s a lot of disabled talent out there.”Mik Scarlet (pictured, centre), another Equity member, told the conference that he used to work on BBC’s From the Edge magazine programme, which had nine disabled presenters and more than 30 disabled programme-makers, while Channel 4 and ITV also put out disability programmes.The disabled journalist and presenter said: “Where have they gone? They have disappeared. Now we have The Undateables and the [Paralympic] Superhumans.“We need more talent on screen, and we need to promote the concept that we need disabled programming made by disabled people.”Roddy Slorach, a University and College Union (UCU) delegate, and author of A Very Capitalist Condition, which examines the history and politics of disability, said the representation of disability in the media needed to be about “overcoming this sense of otherness”, which was “not actually an easy thing to do”.He called for “an end to disability as a form of discrimination” and “a celebration of the diversity of humanity” that looks at who disabled people are rather than using “negative stereotypical images”.The conference was attended by 25 unions, from major organisations such as Unison, Unite and NUT, to smaller unions such as the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the senior civil servants’ union the FDA, with nearly 200 disabled delegates attending.last_img read more

Are You One of Americas Most Entrepreneurial Companies Apply for the 2016

first_img For the second year, the Entrepreneur360™ will name the most entrepreneurial companies in America, based on quantitative and qualitative analysis of the verified information submitted. This 360-degree approach spotlights top entrepreneurial performers in leadership, innovation, culture, impact and growth—and the fascinating stories behind them.Apply NowLast year, notable companies from a range of industries were celebrated, including:iCrackedThis smart-phone repair and reselling company exemplifies best practices by instilling a company culture of problem-solving and independence instead of enforcing hierarchies.Enlisted DesignEnlisted Design is a creative agency specializing in planning and birthing new products that is taking a highly unique approach to learning about each client.ZoziZozi, a startup providing online booking software for travel outfitters, is benefitting from taking a safe approach to seeking venture capital to help speed growth.UpCounselTwo lawyers have taken a pragmatic approach to building a company that matches small and midsize businesses with experienced attorneys and enjoyed a 20-percent month-over- month revenue growth in 2015.AvantAvant is an online lending firm on a mission to lower the barriers and costs of borrowing. Since launching in 2012, they’ve grown from three to over 800 employees, operate in three countries and manage a loan portfolio of more than $3 billion.DashedWhether it’s by bicycle, scooter or smart car, Dashed has one primary goal: to be the fastest restaurant-delivery service in the industry. Remaining focused on this singular mission continues to translate to their success.To qualify, companies must be privately owned (no franchises) with at least one of the original founders involved in current day-to- day business operations. Honorees will be featured in Entrepreneur magazine, on Entrepreneur.com, and at the annual E360 Conference, which will be held on November 16 in Long Beach, Calif.To nominate your company or find more information about the Entrepreneur360™ list, visit: entrepreneur.com/360.You’re leaving your mark. Let’s create your legacy.Apply Now Are You One of America’s Most Entrepreneurial Companies? Apply for the 2016 Entrepreneur360™ Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. 2 min read Enroll Now for $5 Next Article Entrepreneur Staff Add to Queuecenter_img June 2, 2016 Entrepreneur360 –shares Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Entrepreneur Staff Image credit: Marketinglast_img read more

Catalina To Offer CPG Marketers Retailers And Agencies New Targeting And Measurement

first_imgCatalina To Offer CPG Marketers, Retailers And Agencies New Targeting And Measurement Capabilities Across Television, Social Media And Programmatic Advertising PRNewswire3 hours agoJuly 23, 2019 “Given the complexity of today’s data-rich digital world, it’s critical for brands to have a stand-alone data strategy that can be executed independently of their media, and applied across television, social media and programmatic advertising,” said Michael Shoretz, CEO of Beyond Better Foods. “As we focus on profitably growing our portfolio of healthy brands, I’m excited to see that Catalina and LiveRamp are integrating technology, data and delivery in a way that streamlines the precision targeting and measurement processes for marketers.”Marketing Technology News: Asia-Pacific Managed Security Service Providers Need to Offer Advanced Analytics to Drive Growth Opportunities in the region, finds Frost & SullivanCatalina and LiveRamp will help CPG brands, retailers and their agencies orchestrate more tailored audiences, while also measuring the effectiveness of their media across most major digital media channels. These new programmatic offerings will allow brands, retailers, and agencies to:Deliver precise, deterministic “Shopper Personality” audience segments based on a wide range of purchase behaviors, product ingredients and lifestyle motivations.Leverage Catalina’s proprietary ID Graph to map approximately 170 million loyalty-based shoppers to 390 million digital devices and 85 million households, delivering relevant 1:1 media based on shopper purchases over a two-year span.Optimize media and audiences in-flight, measure the impact of a brand’s programmatic campaigns and attribute sales to working media spend, all based on in-store sales data at the UPC level.“Catalina is already the leading source of 1:1 shopper data down to the UPC level, tracking two billion daily transactions across our U.S. retailer network.  We’re excited to fortify our audience targeting and measurement capabilities by partnering with LiveRamp to launch such a broad spectrum of syndicated purchase-based audience segments, spanning all major CPG brand and category buying segments, to brands, retailers and self-service programmatic buyers. Additionally, we’ll offer an unlimited number of custom segments that can be tailored to a brand’s unique customer insights and targeting requirements,” said Jerry Sokol, Catalina’s Chief Executive Officer.“This combination of actual 1:1 purchase-based audience targeting, device identity resolution, and ad delivery with real-time attribution and measurement of in-store sales solves a major challenge for CPG advertisers who previously could not connect their digital shopper data and media spend with in-store sales results,” added Grant Ries, CEO of LiveRamp B2B and Executive Managing Director of Data. “Further, customers can now create audiences in LiveRamp’s Safe Haven environment. It becomes a virtual CRM system for CPG advertisers and enables them to create their own scalable data supply chains.’”Marketing Technology News: NICE Named Leader in Real Time Authentication and Fraud Prevention by Top Analyst FirmCatalina plans to further differentiate its programmatic, audience and data offerings by actively enriching its data with demographic information, ingredient-level insights, location-based data, panel data, and predictive behavior data (such as organic seekers or likely new product triers). The company will use a variety of panel datasets to expand its all-outlet network adjustment capabilities, while providing faster turnaround than the competition on sales-lift and ROAS measurement reports.Catalina also remains committed to its full managed-service media offering, BuyerVision, which provides campaign strategies, custom targets, creative support, multi-channel activation, program management and in-flight optimization, as well as measurement solutions.“Our partnership with LiveRamp is another example of Catalina’s ongoing digital transformation to help CPG marketers and agencies with every stage of media planning, execution and measurement,” said Brian Dunphy, Catalina’s SVP of Digital Business & Strategic Partnerships.  “Combined with our recently announced Samba TV partnership, Catalina now has extensive data and analytics capabilities to provide a comprehensive look at how all advertising, including TV advertising, is driving lift and in-store purchases for advertisers through both managed- and self-service options.”Marketing Technology News: With Infobip, Daraz Enhances Customer Experience Through Mobile Messaging Solutions Per Michael Shoretz, CEO of Beyond Better Foods: “I’m excited to see that Catalina and LiveRamp are integrating technology, data and delivery in a way that streamlines the precision targeting and measurement practices for marketers.” CatalinaCatalina MarketingCPG marketersJerry SokolMichael Shoretzprogrammatic advertisingretailersSocial Media Previous ArticleFetch Robotics Secures Funding to Meet Rapidly Increasing Demand for Its Market-Leading Cloud Robotics SolutionNext ArticleMobify Report Delivers First Ecommerce Benchmarks for Progressive Web Apps CMOs can now target and measure the impact of digital ads on in-store sales through the LiveRamp Data Store across 85 million households and 390 million devicesCatalina Marketing, the market leader in shopper intelligence and personalized digital media that converts shoppers into buyers, will launch new audience segments and measurement offerings for U.S. CPG marketers in Q3 2019.Catalina will introduce more than 700 syndicated and countless customized purchase-based audience segments, and sales lift measurement services, through the LiveRamp Data Store, enabling CPG marketers to securely communicate and deliver value to buyers across mobile, desktop and TV screens.last_img read more

New analytic method can precisely detect viral infections using immune responses

first_img Source:http://www.dzif.de/en/news_media_centre/news_press_releases/view/detail/artikel/how_herpesviruses_shape_the_immune_system/ Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Jan 8 2019Cytomegalovirus is widespread and remains in the body for a lifetime after infection. In healthy individuals, this virus is usually kept in check but can become dangerous when the immune system is weakened or during pregnancy. DZIF scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have developed an analytic method that can very precisely detect viral infections using immune responses. This method could help identify gaps in protection early on, and make transplants safer in future.The human cytomegalovirus (CMV) is globally widespread and the majority of adults are carriers, also in Germany. After an infection, the virus hides in the body for a lifetime, which usually goes unnoticed. However, when the immune system is weakened, as is the case after transplants or when unborn children become infected during pregnancy, it can cause damage to a range of different organs including the nervous system. It is therefore important to find out whether an appropriate immune response against the virus is present in order to prevent such damage from occurring.Killer T cells detect a broad range of viral targetsDr Andreas Moosmann heads a DZIF research group at the Helmholtz Zentrum München and is specialized in studying immune responses to viruses. “In healthy humans, cytomegalovirus replication is curbed by T cells in particular,” explains Moosmann. Billions of different T cells patrol through our body. Each cell has its own sensor on its surface, a so-called T cell receptor, which is able to identify just a small portion of a specific pathogen. As soon as this sensor is activated, the T cell turns into a killer cell. The infected cell is then killed and the viruses contained within it cannot replicate any longer. “Just by looking at specific T cells in the blood, we can now precisely detect whether a virus is present,” says Moosmann. The problem up to now has been that complex techniques challenged such analyses. “Separate tests were required for every individual type of T cell and for each particular specificity,” says Moosmann.One test for many types of viruses Related StoriesResearchers completely eliminate all traces of HIV from infected miceNanotechnology-based compound used to deliver hepatitis B vaccineMathematical model helps identify determinants of persistent MRSA bacteremiaIn order to identify viruses more rapidly and precisely, Moosmann and his Munich team of scientists developed a method that enables analysis of millions of T cells with one single test. “We sequence ribonucleic acid (RNA) from the blood samples, through which we can identify existing types of T cell receptors that are specific for different parts of CMV,” explains PhD candidate Alina Huth. Using this new method, the scientists were able to identify 1052 CMV-specific T cell receptors in eight healthy virus carriers. In a second group of 352 donors, the scientists measured the prevalence of these sequences, enabling them to very precisely predict infected donors.The results will be serve to establish a database of virus-specific T cell receptors. According to the scientists, this method can also be used for other viruses. Biologist Dr Xiaoling Liang is convinced that “This diagnostic method will deliver more information at a lower cost and is therefore attractive for clinicians in future. We can now develop a test that can directly determine the immune status for different viruses in one step.”The applications of such a test are manifold. For example, it could be used to predict viral infections in transplant patients and other people with weakened immune systems and enable timely treatment. “We believe this test has great potential. It could, for example, also be used to check if a vaccination has been successful. And it will promote research on the connections between infections, auto-immune diseases and allergies,” adds Moosmann.last_img read more

Top VW shareholder faces investor fury in own dieselgate suit

first_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. Repeat red flagsBut plaintiffs counter that red flags were raised several times before September 2015.Some 3,600 shareholders are suing VW for damages totalling around nine billion euros ($10.5 billion) at the Brunswick court.In the Stuttgart case some 500 investors are asking for a billion euros, according to a law firm representing plaintiffs in both proceedings.The holding company Porsche SE, separate from car maker Porsche AG, is mainly owned by descendants of VW Beetle inventor Ferdinand Porsche. It holds a 52.2-percent stake in VW.Three years after the dieselgate scandal, VW remains mired in legal woes at home and abroad. It has so far paid out more than 27 billion euros in fines, vehicle buybacks, recalls and legal costs.Also on Wednesday, a consumer protection group announced that it was teaming up with Germany’s largest auto club ADAC for a US-style class action lawsuit against VW, representing duped customers.The suit is the first of its kind in Germany and comes after the government approved a change in legislation earlier this year to help VW drivers seek compensation.Justice Minister Katarina Barley said at the time about two million diesel owners could benefit from the new law. Explore further The case in the southern city of Stuttgart is much smaller than the mass lawsuit by investors against the VW group that began in Brunswick on Monday.But in both courts shareholders are seeking compensation for the losses they suffered after VW’s share price plunged by 40 percent when the cheating was revealed in September 2015.A Stuttgart court spokesman said judges would announce on October 24 whether they would proceed or adjourn hearings until a verdict was reached in the bigger VW trial, as it seeks to answer many of the same questions.Plaintiffs in both proceedings argue that they should have been warned sooner about the risks the carmaker faced as US regulators began to question why VW diesels were more polluting on the road than in lab tests.The auto giant eventually admitted to having installed so-called “defeat devices” in 11 million cars worldwide to dupe emissions tests.VW insists that the cheating was carried out by a small group of engineers without superiors’ knowledge. And although executives are legally obliged to share promptly any information that could affect the share price, VW says the information it had at the time was not significant enough to warrant warning capital markets. Citation: Top VW shareholder faces investor fury in own ‘dieselgate’ suit (2018, September 12) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-09-vw-shareholder-investor-fury-dieselgate.html © 2018 AFPcenter_img The case that opened September 12 before a court in the southern city of Stuttgart and pitting angry investors against Porsche SE is much smaller than the mass lawsuit against the VW group that began in Brunswick two days earlier Volkswagen faces German court showdown over ‘dieselgate’ A German court on Wednesday began hearing a lawsuit pitting Porsche SE, the majority shareholder in Volkswagen, against angry investors who say they were told too late about the diesel emissions cheating scandal. German auto giant VW eventually admitted to having installed so-called “defeat devices” in 11 million cars worldwide to dupe emissions testslast_img read more

BSP chief Mayawati not in race for Parliament to focus on campaignBSP

first_imgMarch 20, 2019 Mayawati clarified that she had not contested the polls in 1995 and in 2007, the years she became Chief Minister of the State. Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati’s decision to not to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls raised many eyebrows as it is being interpreted as a move by her to avoid a defeat. However, the grand alliance is making it clear that Mayawati and SP president Akhilesh Yadav are not contesting the polls to lead the high-profile campaign against the BJP in the 80 seats in the State.Mayawati clarified that she had not contested the polls in 1995 and in 2007, the years she became Chief Minister of the State. “In view of the present circumstances and the need of the country and the interests of the party, the movement and the public, it is the need of the hour that I do not contest the Lok Sabha polls. And, this is the reason that I have decided not to contest the Lok Sabha polls,” Mayawati said in Lucknow.When political opponents started using the decision against the alliance, she said in a tweet that there is nothing new in the move. “When I became UP Chief Minister for the first time in 1995, I was not a member of either the UP Assembly or the Council. [So] Don’t get disheartened with my decision not to contest the LS poll now,” she said.The former member of Rajya Sabha said entering Parliament will not be a problem for her. “If it so happens that I have to get elected to the Lok Sabha later, I can contest from any seat by getting it vacated and become an MP. I will not face any problem,” she said. “Winning each and every Lok Sabha seat is more important than my personal victory,” she added. COMMENT BSP chief Mayawati Uttar Pradesh COMMENTS national elections Published on SHARE SHARE SHARE EMAIL 0last_img read more

Govt presents awards to King and Queen

first_imgGenuinely surprised: Dr Mahathir and Dr Siti Hasmah feeding each other pulut kuning during a surprise birthday celebration at Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur as Sultan Abdullah and Tunku Azizah look on. — Bernama Nation 11 Jul 2019 It’s work as usual for the birthday boy Nation 12 May 2019 King and Queen break fast with PM and VIPs Related News Volume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9 facebook twitter Email Linkhttps://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/07/12/govt-presents-awards-to-king-and-queen/?jwsource=clCopied EmbedCopiedLive00:0001:0601:06  Related News Sultan Abdullah and Tunku Azizah later surprised Dr Mahathir and his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali with an impromptu birthday party.The Prime Minister appeared to be genuinely in the dark when the special cake along with a pulut kuning dish were brought into the room to mark his 94th birthday, which was on Wednesday.Dr Siti Hasmah celebrates her 93rd birthday today.Their Majesties then joined in when those present began to serenade Dr Mahathir and Dr Siti Hasmah with the Happy Birthday song during the cake-cutting ceremony.The piano-shaped cake in black and white was decorated with flowers, a miniature violin, a piece of musical note and books – perhaps a reflection of Dr Mahathir’s well-known love for reading and Dr Siti Hasmah’s passion for music.Dr Mahathir and his wife of 63 years then fed each other a slice of cake witnessed by Sultan Abdullah and Tunku Azizah. — Bernama KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah was conferred the Darjah Yang Maha Utama Darjah Kerabat Diraja Malaysia by the government.At the same ceremony held at Istana Negara yesterday, Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah was conferred the Darjah Utama Seri Mahkota Negara.The awards to the King and Queen were both presented by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.Sultan Abdullah was proclaimed the sixth Sultan of Pahang on Jan 15 and took the oath of office as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Jan 31. Metro News 18 May 2019 King and queen break fast with the public The King’s installation is scheduled to be held on July 30. {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img read more

MoF RM925mil of funds related to 1MDB has been returned

first_img 1MDB , 1MDB KUALA LUMPUR: A total of RM925.1 million of 1MDB-related money has been returned to the government to-date, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.In a statement today, he said the funds recovered were in various currencies of different denominations.Lim said RM805.8 million of the funds were returned from the United States, of which RM567.8 million were from the Park Lane Hotel, Manhattan and RM238 million from Red Granite Pictures.He added that RM92.3 million of the funds recovered were from Singapore and RM27 million were recovered locally, of which RM6.1 million were from the 1MDB Foundation and RM20.9 million from the company itself. Tags / Keywords: “This is the result of the efforts made by the authorities, including the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, the Royal Malaysia Police, the Attorney-General’s Chambers and the cooperation with foreign authorities.“Efforts to recover the funds will continue to repay 1MDB’s debts amounting to RM51 billion,” he said, adding that the amount included future interest payments guaranteed by the Federal government. – Bernama Related News Nation 07 May 2019 AG: RM236.5mil returned so far to Malaysia in 1MDB recoverycenter_img World 09 Jul 2019 U.S. Attorney General Barr won’t recuse himself from New York case against Epstein-official Business News 11 Jul 2019 US investigating Deutsche Bank’s dealings with Malaysian fund 1MDB Related News {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img read more