Solari Ramos is fit for Real Madrid game

first_imgReal Madrid manager Santiago Solari has given fans a welcome piece of news on Sergio Ramos ahead of Copa del Rey clash with Girona on Thursday.There had been fears over Ramos’ well-being after a challenge by Sergio Garcia in Sunday’s 4-2 La Liga win over Espanyol had forced the Real captain to be withdrawn with a heavy knee sprain.Tests on Monday, however, revealed that it was not a serious issue and Ramos returned to training with the rest of his team-mates at Real’s training base in Valdebebas.The return of their skipper is a welcome sight for everyone at Real given that a derby against Atletico Madrid and a Champions League last-16 tie with Ajax is not far away now.Speaking in his pre-match news conference, Solari confirmed that Ramos will even be making a quicker than expected return to action in time for their second leg at Girona in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey.“Sergio is fit,” said Solari, via Fox Sports.“It was a scare when it happened – it was a tough blow – but he’s recovered and has been training with the rest of his team-mates. That’s good news.”Goalkeeper Keylor Navas has returned to training following a long spell on the sidelines due to an adductor problem with defender Jesus Vallejo being the only absentee for Solari on Thursday.The Argentine also praised Vinicius Junior’s impressive form of late once more, but refused to say whether he will get the nod over Gareth Bale in the starting line-up.“It depends on the game,” replied Solari, when asked to pick between Vinicius or Bale.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“Every game has a different script. We have many games coming up.“The great news is that all the players – apart from Vallejo, who has started training – are fit and available.“We’re going to have that healthy competition in the squad, which can only benefit us going forward.“We’re delighted with [Vinicius’] progress. He’s just arrived at the club and he’s already done very well.“We have such a great squad. Everyone’s working so hard. All but Vallejo are training and working hard.”The quarter-final second leg between Girona and Real will begin at 21:30 (CET) on Thursday.🆚 4 matches against @GironaFC✅ 3 wins⚽ 15 @RealMadrid goals#RMCity pic.twitter.com/P3QaA8Wc68— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) January 30, 2019last_img read more

CW in the Vanguard of Pre5G testing in the Caribbean

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPUNTA CANA, DR – July 17, 2017 – At the 33rd CANTO Annual Conference & Trade Exhibition, John Reid, CEO of C&W Communications (C&W), announced that C&W has completed a groundbreaking pre-5G (fifth generation wireless broadband technology) trial in Antigua. Once installed, Antigua will be the first country in the region with the most advanced pre-5G network, delivering download peak speeds of up to 800 Mbps. In the trial’s next phase, the Company expects to test a 5G prototype reaching 2 to 5 Gbps peak speeds, which will have a profound positive impact on the island.The announcement came as part of Reid’s keynote address today to prominent Caribbean officials at the 33rd CANTO Annual Conference & Trade Exhibition in the Dominican Republic. “These are exciting times for C&W Communications, as we continue to invest and develop more pioneering innovations to meet the needs of our customers and enable growth in the region through transformative technology,” said Reid. “This pre-5G trial in the Caribbean, is a significant step towards the evolution of C&W’s mobile networks across the region to 5G, and providing Gigabit speeds to our customers in Antigua,” he continued.C&W’s pre-5G technology trial, a combined effort with parent company Liberty Global, is based on LTE Advanced Pro (LTE-A Pro), the latest LTE evolution, that delivers lower latency, more capacity and improved reliability for customers. This translates into a faster mobile internet experience where customers can better participate in advanced technology such as richer video experience and new apps.In early October, the Company will further test a 5G prototype network designed to deliver wireless data connections above 2 Gbps. If the trials are successful, and the business case favorable, the Company plans to invest another $5 million in Antigua alone to significantly upgrade the wireless infrastructure there. C&W has invested $1.5 billion in the region over the last three years.5G is a new set of standards beyond traditional 4G/LTE technologies. This set of standards will allow operators to deliver wireless data connections above 1 Gbps and to enable the Internet of Things (IoT). C&W’s pre-5G trial and 5G prototype trials are part of a partnership with Ericsson, who will provide the equipment and software in Antigua and across the Caribbean.C&W Communications will be a major participant during the 33rd CANTO Annual Telecom Conference & Trade Exhibition, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Punta Cana, The Dominican Republic. Please visit us at booth No. 27 and 28.Press Release: C & WAbout C&W CommunicationsC&W is a full service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers.C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region.Learn more at www.cwc.com, or follow C&W on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.About Liberty GlobalLiberty Global is the world’s largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. We invest in the infrastructure that empowers our customers to make the most of the digital revolution. Our scale and commitment to innovation enable us to develop market-leading products delivered through next-generation networks that connect our 25 million customers who subscribe to over 50 million television, broadband internet and telephony services. We also serve over 10 million mobile subscribers and offer WiFi service across 6 million access points.Liberty Global’s businesses are comprised of two stocks: the Liberty Global Group (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK) for our European operations, and the LiLAC Group (NASDAQ: LILA and LILAK, OTC Link: LILAB), which consists of our operations in Latin America and the Caribbean.The Liberty Global Group operates in 11 European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. The Liberty Global Group also owns 50% of VodafoneZiggo, a Dutch joint venture, which has 4 million customers, 10 million fixed-line subscribers and 5 million mobile subscribers. The LiLAC Group operates in over 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil and BTC. In addition, the LiLAC Group operates a sub-sea fiber network throughout the region in over 30 markets.For more information, please visit www.libertyglobal.comC&W CommunicationsInvestor Relations: Kunal Patel    (+1 (786) 376 9294)Media Relations: Claudia Restrepo    (+1 (786) 218 040)last_img read more

Kobuk Intersection Closures Start Tomorrow

first_imgThe Marydale and Kobuk Street intersection will be closed to traffic on Thursday, August 2, and is planned to reopen on Tuesday, August 7.According to the City of Soldotna, road closure repairs include curb/ramp replacements, and utility repairs. The next phase of the project will be underground utility repairs, which could start next week. Resurfacing is expected to start in mid-August. Lee Frey the project manager: “Once that’s all finished up the road will be open back up and then they’ll be prepping to do the actual repaving. We are finishing up some concrete work around the sides before we actually move towards the repaving.”   Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Soldotna will be working on the Kobuk Street project starting tomorrow, and there will be traffic delays and road closures. The project is expected to be complete prior to the school year starting on August 21.last_img read more

New Coke returns for Stranger Things season 3

first_img 4 Soda flop. Coca-Cola Co. Stranger Things celebrates the 1980s, and with season 3 out July 4, what better way to give a taste of the decade then to revisit the infamous tweak to Coca-Cola known as New Coke. The beverage company tweeted Tuesday that it’ll pop open a limited release of New Coke to promote the new season of Stranger Things on streaming service Netflix. This comes 34 years after the release of the failed drink. Tags Starting on May 23 at 5 p.m. ET, the Coca-Cola Co. will release a limited-supply run of New Coke in the company’s online store. A bundle of two cans of the recipe and a limited-edition and numbered Stranger Things/Coca-Cola and Coke Zero Sugar 8-oz. glass bottle will be available for purchase. Coke will also set up free vending machines filled with New Coke in select cities. Customers who purchase tickets to the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta or who spend $19.85 or more at Coca-Cola Store Las Vegas on certain days during the week of June 3 will also have an opportunity to score cans of New Coke. Stranger Things creators The Duffer Brothers directed a new series trailer that doubles as a commercial for the drink and will be played in select movie theaters starting May 24.  In a first-of-its-kind partnership with Netflix, we’re bringing back New Coke as an innovative way to reach “Stranger Things” fans. https://t.co/m7MEfX6E4i pic.twitter.com/GKvRLZnpDP— The Coca-Cola Co. (@CocaColaCo) May 21, 2019 Released in April 1985, New Coke was the Atlanta-based company’s attempt to regain market share that it was losing to other drinks. The new recipe didn’t make any fans, causing a huge backlash among drinkers of the original. It took just three months after the release for Coca-Cola to announce it would reintroduce the old drink that summer, dubbing it Coca-Cola Classic. Stranger Things season 3 is set during the summer of 1985. Originally published May 21, 9:09 a.m. PT.Update, May 22: Includes additional info on how to get New Coke. Share your voice Comments TV and Movieslast_img read more

Fashion guru at 18 social media Influencer of UAE at 30 How

first_imgNiki ShahPR HandoutNiki Shah started her own designer label at a young age of 18 with boutiques in India and Dubai. Soon she had a lot of fashion shows in her kitty. At 30, Niki Shah started blogging to set new fashion trends and became a social media sensation in UAE and India, promoting established and upcoming brands in fashion, travel and lifestyle.Niki Shah lives mostly in Dubai and calls it her home. She says that she grew up there looking and exploring every aspect of luxury that mankind has ever witnessed. Her blog Nikishah Dubai is reflection of the lifestyle that the city has to offer.Having lived in countries like India, Kenya and UAE she absorbed the essence of different cultures, nature and trends all her life. Her big success in India got her recognised as the new Youth Icon of Ahmedabad in 2010.She says, “I have dressed many celebrity customers and have participated in many international fashion shows, built a successful portfolio as a fashion designer. Now, I am a social media influencer and hence, I used both Fashion/Lifestyle knowledge and my Marketing Degree together to create a new avenue of Influencer/Blogger marketing based on strategic ideas to help promote not only well known brands but also help new and upcoming brands to promote their products in the most efficient way.”Niki says the she started blogging as a hobby which soon grew to become her identity. Somewhere between writing and styling up, social media is now fast becoming a profession for her. She has been fortunate enough to collaborate and create bespoke content and editorials for some of the world’s leading elite, fashion and beauty brands.At almost 30, she decided it is never too late to start anything new and explore other areas of the fashion industry and that is how she started writing fashion blogs and very soon, it turned into commercial blogging, converting it into a full-time career of being a lifestyle influencer through different social platforms.Her fashion blogs are a culmination of fashion content developed using all the technical knowledge of fashion studies, creating informative data base. She automatically creates trends which are relatable to most of the Asian women around the world and show how fashion can be worn without breaking the banks and cultural values.Niki puts it with pride, “My show wardrobe consists of more than 100 different brands and designers; I often love it how my followers and I connect on my social media platforms over our common love for footwear.” Not only this, she shares interesting, cost effective and yet, trending shopping tips everytime she is travelling to different countries like US, UK, Denmark and Turkey, etc. She connects with her women followers and reveals that make up is nothing more than grooming and one doesn’t need to layer up every other day in order to look well groomed. “Keeping it less with right amount is always enough!” She says. Niki adds further, “I also use the platform to share what I eat every day and how to maintain health when you are in a capital city of brunches!”Niki has worked with many brands conceptualizing their entire terms, marketing with her own elements and has built a successfully built her brand on social media. Social media can be utilised for spreading good ideas, branding with right informative approach on specialized subjects.last_img read more

6 killed in suicide blast at Afghan wedding

first_imgAn injured man receives treatment at the hospital, after a suicide attack in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on 12 July, 2019. Photo: ReutersAt least six people were killed and 14 wounded Friday when a suicide bomber attacked a wedding ceremony in eastern Afghanistan, an official told AFP.The Islamic State group’s Afghanistan affiliate later claimed responsibility for the bombing in Nangarhar province close to the Pakistan border, where a host of insurgent organisations operate.”This morning at 8:00 am (0330 GMT), a suicide bomber detonated himself at a wedding ceremony … in Pachiragam district,” Attaullah Khogyani, the Nangarhar governor’s spokesman, told AFP.He said six people had been killed and 14 wounded, a change from an earlier toll of five dead and 40 wounded.”All the villagers were gathered for a wedding ceremony,” said witness Saleem Jan, who was himself a guest and who was wounded in the blast.Speaking to AFP from hospital, he described confusion as the bomb exploded and people began running.”I didn’t know what happened,” he said. “When I turned my face I saw dozens of people were wounded, lying on the ground.”Nangarhar regional hospital spokesman Zahir Adil told AFP that two bodies and 11 injured victims had been taken to the hospital in central Nangarhar city.The explosion comes just days after historic talks between Afghan representatives and the Taliban wrapped up as part of a US-led effort to end the war.At the conclusion of the two-day summit in Doha, parties unveiled a joint resolution pledging a “roadmap for peace” in which they sought to reduce civilian casualties to “zero”.Direct talks between US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and the Taliban also took place last week.last_img read more

Md Dermatologist Offers Tips to Avoid Winter Skin Damage

first_imgDry skin occurs throughout the year, however, for many Blacks, it can become increasingly uncomfortable during winter months. Cold temperatures, low humidity, and strong, harsh winds, according to dermatologists, deplete the skin of its natural lipid layer, which would normally help keep the skin from drying out. Black skin, as a result, can become very flaky, dry, and ashy in the winter.“Years ago, Black mothers might use anything from olive oil or cooking grease – later petroleum jelly – to keep skin soft and keep it from cracking, especially if working outdoors,” Rockville dermatologist Candice Drummond told the AFRO. “Some of us still apply the Vaseline, but there are a host of dietary and topical measure to keep the ash away.”To guard against dry skin and lips, Drummond recommends limiting baths or showers to 4-5 minutes, using lukewarm water and using non-drying, mild soap for cleansing. Long showers and baths actually strip the skin of its natural oils. “Many of us like using perfumed soaps or gels, which smell great, but do a fair job of drying out the skin in winter. Even mild soaps can have drying effects, so limit soap use to areas where you are prone to perspire or where dirt readily accumulates (face, hands, feet, underarms and groin area).”Avoid products with alcohol or that can be drying and irritating to the skin like harsh scrubs.Drummond also offered tips of daily moisturizing, being careful, again to avoid heavily perfumed lotions. “Look for lotions that contain humectants (glycerin, hyaluronic acid and urea). When you come out of the shower or bath, immediately apply the moisturizer to your damp skin. This will help to seal the moisture in and provide a protective barrier from the harsh winter environment,” Drummond said.Additionally, Dermatology News offered: Moisturizing the air at home and the office with a humidifier to keep the heating systems from inadvertently drying skin as they heat the area. A low-cost alternative to humidifiers are plants. When watered, plants help diffuse moisture throughout the room. Drummond added that many Black families keep a sauce pan with water in it on top of heating convectors to the same end.Avoid wool clothing next to your skin. Wool often irritates skin, making it itchy in the winter. Instead, wear cotton camisoles, undershirts, or long underwear underneath any wool clothing. Finally, keeping the body well hydrated by drinking ample amounts of water each day is critical to fighting against both dehydration and ash.If suffering from dry, itchy skin in spite of following these skin care tips, Drummond recommends seeing a dermatologist to make sure the condition is not from allergies or a skin condition like psoriasis or eczema.last_img read more

Fullscreen Signs 10 Clients to Talent Management Roster Including Mikaela Hoover

first_imgFullscreen, the digital-centric talent and brand-marketing division of WarnerMedia’s Otter Media, announced 10 new clients to its talent management roster.The new signings are actress Mikaela Hoover (pictured above), Estrella Nouri, Sierra Schultzzie, Ava Frye, Bone Collector, Prakash Amritraj, Selva Rasalingam, Luke Abercrombie, Samantha Jo, and Josh Ovalle.Fullscreen’s 2,500-plus talent management roster — spanning digital, TV and film — includes digital stars Brandon Armstrong, Jean Elie, Miles McKenna, Noel Miller, Jack Douglass, Aija Mayrock, Elle Mills and Alyx Weiss.In addition, Fullscreen announced the recent hiring of Blake Reading as talent manager (following previous roles at MGMT Entertainment and the Gersh Agency), and the promotions of Scarlett Perlman and Nick Coffey to senior talent managers. Fullscreen’s talent management division, launched in 2015, is led by Mahzad Babayan. “Fullscreen is committed to serving digital and traditional talent in building lasting businesses and careers on social and beyond,” said Beau Bryant, GM of Fullscreen’s talent division.Fullscreen was founded in 2011 as a YouTube multichannel network, and once worked with as many as 75,000 creator partners. It launched an unsuccessful subscription VOD effort (shut down at the end of 2017) and in a restructuring at Otter Media late last year, Fullscreen was reorganized into three divisions: talent services, brand studio, and brand services.More info on Fullscreen’s new talent signings:Mikaela Hoover is an actress whose feature film credits include “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Belko Experiment,” “Airplane Mode,” and “Super.” TV credits include roles on TBS’s “The Guest Book,” Fox’s “Lucifer,” CBS’s “2 Broke Girls,” ABC’s “Happy Endings,” and FX’s “The League” and “Anger Management.”Estrella Nouri is an actress, singer and songwriter who appeared in the fiirst season of OWN’s “Queen Sugar” series, executive produced by Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey. Previous credits include recurring roles on CBS’s “2 Broke Girls,” HBO’s “Entourage,” and TBS’s “Glory Daze.”Sierra Schultzzie is a Southern California-based creator whose content focuses on body positivity, inclusivity and empowerment for women. She is best known for her experimental fashion videos where she tests new trends, popular clothing lines, and internet fads.Ava Frye is a 16-year-old actress, singer, and model whose TV credits include guest roles on The CW’s “iZombie” and “Arrow,” and Universal Studios’ film “Badge of Honor” starring Martin Sheen. Her skills include playing guitar and piano and performing fluently in English, Chinese and Russian.Bone Collector is a “streetball” legend and personal trainer to top NBA players. He regularly hosts basketball clinics for collegiate players and underpriveleged youth and won MVP at the Entertainer’s Basketball Classic every year between 2001-2006.Prakash Amritraj is a former pro tennis player and the son of Indian tennis player Vijay Amritraj. He is also one of the lead hosts on the Tennis Channel, in addition to his acting and co-producer roles on Sylvester Stallone’s “Escape Plan: The Extractors.”Selva Rasalingam is a veteran British stage, film and TV actor who stars as Jesus in Netflix’s “The Gospel of John.” His film and TV credits also include roles in “Doctor Who,” “The Mummy,” “Skyfall,” and “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.”Luke Abercrombie is a 19-year-old comedic YouTube personality who first rose to fame on Vine under the name “ItsJustLuke.”Samantha Jo is a comedy content creator focused on positive energy and empowering a community of fans (known as the “Schreib Tribe”) who support each other. She also has her own merchandise line for fans.Josh Ovalle is a 20-year-old filmmaker and social-media creator. His short film “Two and a Quarter,” which touched on the topic of teen suicide, was also screened at 57 different film festivals, including the Toronto International Film Festival. AT&T’s Otter Media Lays Off 10% of Staff, Will Absorb Machinima in Reorg Nearly Half of All ‘Power Gamers’ Are Parents, Third Are Women (Study) Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Relatedlast_img read more

Monograms discounts Italy 2019 departures by 15

first_img Posted by Tags: Europe, Monograms Share Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Monograms discounts Italy 2019 departures by 15%center_img TORONTO — Italy will be extra sweet next year now that Monograms is shaving 15% off all 2019 departures of some of its most popular tours.Clients must book their 2019 Italy trip between July 1-31, 2018 to receive the discount on a choice of vacations, including its three-night ‘City Getaways’ to Rome, to Florence or to Venice; a six-night tour combining Rome and Florence, and a nine-night holiday combining Rome with Florence and Venice. Clients can also save 15% on a full week in the Eternal City with the ‘A Week in Rome’ package.The sale is applicable to all departure dates throughout 2019. And when clients book their air to coincide with their tour start and end dates from Monogram’s array of airlines and fares, they’ll also receive free airport transfers in their destination.Each of Monograms’ Europe tours includes centrally located accommodation with breakfast, a half-day sightseeing tour in each city, first-class rail transportation between the cities, and the services of a Local Host. A full day of leisure is also included in each city.More news:  Rome enforces ban on sitting on Spanish StepsFor more information go to monogramstravel.ca. Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

You may have also noticed that both gold and silve

first_img You may have also noticed that both gold and silver rallied at the 8:20 a.m. EST Comex open in New York, but at 9:10 a.m., 50 minutes later, both rallies ran into the usual sellers of last resort. For the day, Kitco recorded the loses as follows: gold down 1.12%, silver down 1.85%, platinum down 1.95% and palladium down 2.19%. The dollar index opened at 80.84 on Sunday evening, and within a few hours had “rallied” to its 80.91 high of the day.  After that it was a long, slow slide into the 80.58 low which came at precisely 10 a.m. in New York, which just happened to coincide with the London p.m. gold fix.  The subsequent rally topped out at 80.79 around 12:40 p.m. in New York, and then chopped sideways into the close.  The index closed at 80.73, which was down 11 basis points from Friday’s close. The 12:40 p.m. high in the dollar coincided precisely with the low ticks in gold and silver during the Comex trading session. Not surprisingly, the gold stocks opened lower and continued to decline until their low tick, which came minutes after 3:30 p.m.  A smallish rally into the close cut the HUI’s loss to only  2.01%. And as you already know, JPMorgan et al didn’t spare platinum and palladium, either.  Here are the charts. This engineered price decline may not be done until December goes off the board Gold was under selling pressure right from the 6 p.m. EST New York open on Sunday night.  Ten bucks got sliced off the price between then and 11:30 a.m. EST on Monday morning.  Then the HFT boyz took another ten spot off the price in a bit over an hour. The low came around 12:35 p.m. in New York, the dollar index high, and the subsequent rally attempt gained back about six bucks or so. The CME recorded the low tick at $1,269.20 in the December contract.  The high was the Friday afternoon EST close. Gold finished the Monday trading session at $1,276.00 spot, down $14.40 on the day.  Net volume was not overly heavy at a hair under 99,000 contracts. The non-eventful November delivery month continues to live up to its advance billing, as zero gold and one lonely silver contract were posted for delivery tomorrow. There was another withdrawal from GLD, as an authorized participant withdrew 38,594 troy ounces.  And as of 10:04 p.m. yesterday evening, there were no reported changes in SLV. Since yesterday was Monday, there was a sales report from the U.S. Mint.  They sold 6,000 ounces of gold eagles; 1,000 one-ounce 24K gold buffaloes; and 361,000 silver eagles. Over at the Comex-approved depositories on Friday, they reported receiving 32,026 troy ounces, and shipped out a smallish 1,171 troy ounces.  The link to that activity is here. For a change, there was very little in/out activity in silver.  Nothing was reported received, and only 10,180 troy ounces were shipped out the door.  The link to that movement is here. I don’t have all that many stories today, and I hope you find some in here that interest you. I see little reason why silver and gold should move in constant lockstep. More individual patterns in silver and gold, from exchange warehouse stock levels and movements, to ETF inflows and outflows, to production and consumption statistics and to the fact that central banks own, buy and sell gold and not silver, argue that price action shouldn’t be joined at the hip. The question becomes what is causing gold and silver prices to move in tandem, or more broadly, causing most absolute price movement? The answer is almost undeniable – electronic trading on the Comex. Gold and silver prices rarely move on real world supply/demand considerations; prices usually move when the commercials are zooming the technical funds in some way; rigging prices to induce tech fund buying or selling.  Because I believe the price of silver is much more controlled and artificial than is the price of gold, when that artificial control is lifted, silver will climb much higher than gold on a percentage basis. – Silver analyst Ted Butler: 16 November 2013 Despite, or maybe because of, the low volume, JPMorgan et al had their way with all four precious metals again yesterday, at it was another day where “da boyz” took a big slice out of the salami, as Ted Butler is wont to say from time to time. We hit new lows for this move down in silver, and platinum and palladium as well.  But not in gold.  Here are the six-month charts for all four precious metals. Celebrate Thanksgiving with Sprott Money’s Thanksgiving Sale! For 2 weeks only (November 15 – 28), enjoy FREE shipping & insurance when you buy $4,999 or more at Sprott Money! Owned and managed by Eric Sprott, Sprott Money Ltd. is a leading precious metals dealer selling gold, silver and platinum coins and bullion bars online and over the phone. Don’t miss your chance! Place your order now at http://store.sprottmoney.com/ or call us at 1-888-861-0775! No coupon code required. Since its inception, Sprott Money has prided itself on superior customer relations, providing its clients with only the highest quality bullion products in addition to delivering them discreetly and on time. Sprott Money also offers allocated, segregated, private and non-bank storage services in the US and in Canada. “In the sea of financial assets and currencies that are being decimated the world over, the one true safe haven continues to be gold.” – Eric Sprottcenter_img As I said sometime last week, this engineered price decline may not be done until December goes off the board at the end of this month.  But that’s just speculation on my part.  However, with December being a big delivery month in both gold and silver, it’s a good bet that this may be the final washout as the month winds down into First Notice Day. But it’s what happens after that, that really counts.  Once JPMorgan and the raptors have finished doing the dirty to the downside, will they go short/sell longs into the next rally?  That, and that alone, will determine how high we go in price, and how fast we get there.  Nothing else matters.  As you’ve seen over the years, and even the last six months, it’s always the same pattern, with JPMorgan and friends capping all rallies as short buyers/long sellers of last resort.  Will they be there this time when they allow the tide to turn? Since today is Tuesday, it’s also the cut-off for this Friday’s Commitment of Traders Report.  Any and all volume/price data up until the 1:30 p.m. EST Comex close should be in that report, and I’m certainly interested in how the HFT boyz spin prices today. As I write this paragraph, London has been open about six minutes.  Gold hasn’t been doing much price wise, and no new lows were set in Far East trading.  The price is back to unchanged from Monday’s close, but the day is young.  I’m sure you’ve carefully noted the fact that silver set a new low price tick down about 11:30 a.m. Hong Kong time on their Tuesday, but is almost back to unchanged as well.  The same goes for platinum and palladium.  Gold volume is pretty light, and most of it is of the HFT variety.  But silver volume is much heavier, and a large chunk of that is roll-overs out of December.  And, not that it matters, but the dollar index is doing nothing. And as I hit the send button at 5:15 a.m. EST, the smallish rallies in all four precious metals got turned aside right at the London open, and all are trading at or below their respective Monday afternoon closes in New York.  Gold volume is a bit under “average”, but is still all HFT.  Silver’s volume is high, and although there was some decent roll-over volume earlier, most of the volume now is of the HFT variety as well.  The dollar index is still chopping sideways, and basically unchanged. That’s all I have for you today, and I’ll see you here tomorrow. Sponsor Advertisement Nick Laird’s Intraday Silver Sentiment Index chart looks similar, except the silver equities closed down 2.62%. The silver price action was almost a carbon copy of what happened in gold, except the New York low came in a spike down just minutes after 3 p.m. in electronic trading.  The subsequent recovery off that low wasn’t allowed to amount to much. The CME high and lows ticks were recorded as $20.80 and $20.29 in the December contract. Silver closed on Monday at $20.395 spot, down 38.5 cents from Friday’s close.  Net volume was only 21,500 contracts, and over half of yesterday’s total volume was roll-overs out of the December delivery month.  In comparison, the roll-overs out of gold were only a small fraction of the total volume.last_img read more

Cannabis Culture Is Fast Becoming Corporate Culture

first_img Listen Now Image credit: Tommy Flynn | Getty Images –shares Next Article For generations marijuana was a cheerfully outlaw industry and a passionate cause. The accomplishments of those pioneers deserve respect from the people rushing in now hoping to get rich. Corporate Culture 5 min read Green Entrepreneur Podcast Each week hear inspiring stories of business owners who have taken the cannabis challenge and are now navigating the exciting but unpredictable Green Rush. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Guest Writer As often happens in fledgling, innovative industries, a fear has gripped the cannabis industry, especially amongst the early players (the “OG’s,” if you will). This fear can be summed up as follows: Success means big money; big money means institutional players; institutional players means “suits”; and the “suits” will ruin the industry we have worked so hard to champion and nurture over the last 50+ years. “Ruin the industry” is code for the fear that institutional players will set up shop, extract all of the value and profit from this beautiful plant and leave the heart and soul of the trade — the mom and pop shops, the early brands and the social justice pioneers — smoking in their wake.…they’re kinda right.Related: Social Responsibility Is the Heart of the Cannabis BusinessThe suits are coming!Let me start by laying bare my credentials. Although I am a lifelong proponent and supporter of the cannabis cause, I am a relatively fresh transplant to the industry. I only recently hung up my business casual attire after working for Anheuser-Busch InBev, a behemoth by any standards. AB InBev often employed a scorched-earth policy to marginalize (and eventually copy and kill) small craft breweries. I have watched this story play out more than once. Promising to elevate the overall category, big companies like AB InBev routinely employ every competitive advantage afforded by their size and scale to destroy smaller players and with them, some say, the gregarious and brotherly beer culture that people hold so dear.First question: is that bad? From a profit perspective, absolutely not. On the contrary, the approach has proven to be quite effective. And let’s be clear, AB InBev is a publicly-traded company with a fiduciary duty to its shareholders. It’s managed by private equity experts who have built a genuine empire out of a small brewery in Brazil. What do we expect?But, is it bad? In other words, is it bad that their size and money afford them the power to practice anti-competitive behavior? Is it bad to destroy the passion for beer and replace it with a passion for profit? Yeah, that’s probably bad.Cannabis will, without question, follow a business trajectory similar to the beer industry during the next decade. Growers will mirror brewers, distributors are distributors, and retailers are retailers.Create > Distribute > Sell to PeopleIt’s the only model we have, and it has worked efficiently for a long time. Money will also necessarily flow into the system as regulations loosen up and entrepreneurs see more and more opportunity.Related: U.S. Cannabis Businesses Look Northward as Canada Opens a Vast Legal Marijuana MarketDemocratizationSo, given the inevitable growth and capitalization of the industry, a more important question than whether such growth is bad might be this: can the cannabis culture we’ve come to know and love be saved? Can we preserve the flavor of an industry that has been shaped entirely by opposition to the norm and by doing something you believe is good and right, even though it’s illegal — a flavor that is often characterized by pioneers like Steve DeAngelo, Snoop, friendly stoners, hippies and several music genres?Yes, but not forever, and not without accepting that every passion eventually becomes nostalgia. The cannabis counterculture will inevitably diminish because we are all on a journey of democratization. As the science of cannabis evolves and efficient access improves, the stigma will depart, taking with it the aroma of the people that fought that stigma in the first place.MedMen is arguably the most influential cannabis company in the United States at the moment. Have you seen their new campaign? It’s all about removing the “stoner” stigma and democratizing the plant. There are nurses, and moms, and old dudes. More eyeballs will see that marketing campaign than any other cannabis effort this year — a campaign that is all about removing the negative associations most Americans have been taught about cannabis.Again, I ask: Is that bad? I can certainly understand why some OG’s would feel put-out. The industry that they championed and enabled, often by fighting grotesque, institutionalized racism, is no longer “theirs.” But cannabis culture is busting wide open and becoming inclusive of all kinds of people. That should be celebrated, not lamented.Related: How MedMen Became the Starbucks of PotGrateful newbiesNewbies like myself owe a great debt to the pioneers of this industry. We should certainly celebrate the culture that built our current opportunity. First, we can give credit where credit is due — let’s not pretend like we were here first. We are standing on the shoulders of others; keep that in mind. Dispensary owners who weathered the storm from black market to medical to recreational deserve loads of props.Secondly, we can educate ourselves about how this wonderful opportunity came to be. Our current situation is a direct result of decades of fighting misinformation campaigns and big, strong government entities that were squarely focused on prosecuting a subset of people for a silly reason. A good place to start is by reading Steve DeAngelo’s book, The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness. You’ll get an idea of the struggles and, regardless of your political leanings, you’ll likely come away with a renewed respect for those OG’s.As Heraclitus said, likely while taking a cannabis break, change is the only constant in life. As long as we maintain perspective and gratitude, we can make something great out of every change. September 7, 2018 Add to Queue Brian Geddes Cannabis Culture Is Fast Becoming Corporate Culture General Manager, Jane Technologies, Inc.last_img read more

Facebooks Crisis Response Included Sneaky Redirections New York Times Reports

first_img Next Article Facebook Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 4 min read November 15, 2018 This story originally appeared on Engadget Image credit: Bloomberg | Getty Images via engadget Richard Lawler –shares Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals This story is yet another dent to Facebook’s reputation. Add to Queue Facebook’s Crisis Response Included Sneaky Redirections, New York Times Reports It’s no secret that the last couple of years have seen Facebook’s reputation take a series of hits — whether due to data breaches, alleged bias, rumors of intrusive spying or confusing policies — but a New York Times report exposes more about how the company reacted. Arriving on the heels of a Wall Street Journal article describing declining employee morale, it doesn’t reflect well on Facebook’s efforts and raises even more questions about an operation already facing calls for increased regulation.In addition to peering into previously identified problem areas like Facebook’s slow response to the spread of misinformation or questionable applications of policies meant to be unbiased, it specifically calls out a strategy where the company tried to distract from criticism. Since late last year, it expanded work with a consultant, Definers Public Affairs, that the Times said used political campaign tactics in public relations. This includes everything from Facebook’s public support for FOSTA to articles written on a conservative news site attacking Google and Apple.While Facebook execs went on an apology tour earlier this year, Apple CEO Tim Cook focused on his company’s reticence to collect and sell data from its customers — a point the report mentions in contrast to Mark Zuckerberg apparently telling his management team to use only Android because of its larger user base. It’s unclear if any actually switched.Other details range from the bizarre — apparently Facebook needed pollsters to determine that Zuck’s testimony on Capitol Hill came off as robotic — to deeply unsettling. George Soros has been a target of anti-Semitic attacks for many years, and even though Facebook worked with one group to describe some of the criticism it received as anti-Semitic, the Definers agency pushed material suggesting a link between Soros and groups aligned against Facebook. Variety points out a writer for the Daily Caller who confirmed the contact.As for specific executives like Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg, they’re cast as either unaware of threats or, in the case of Sandberg, angry when she found out that then-security chief Alex Stamos had begun looking into Russian misinformation without getting approval first. Arguments against coming out strongly against Russian meddling or determining that a post by Donald Trump violated its TOS are attributed to former George W. Bush administration member, and current Facebook exec, Joel Kaplan.We’ve continuously heard from Facebook about its shifting response to issues like Russian-sourced pages and posts of misinformation, and today it responded to this report — which the NYT said it based on interviews with more than 50 people.Update: CEO Mark Zuckerberg made an interesting appearance on social media last night, via a tweet from Kanye West. Meanwhile, House of Representatives member and likely incoming chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law David Cicilline tweeted that “Facebook cannot be trusted to regulate itself.”Update 2: Early Thursday morning, the New York Times reported, based on a source, that Facebook has cut ties with Definers. It also included a statement from Facebook that said “It is wrong to suggest that we have ever asked Definers to pay for or write articles on Facebook’s behalf, or communicate anything untrue. The relationship with Facebook was well known by the media — not least because they have on several occasions sent out invitations to hundreds of journalists about important press calls on our behalf.” Register Now »last_img read more

Laptops Get Thin

first_img 3 min read Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. How the ultralight category of laptops shapes up Next Article Technology Add to Queue May 17, 2010 The Apple iPad tablet is now among us–and despite the hype, the überchic tablet computer just isn’t small-business manna from heaven. Yes, it boasts a multimedia wow factor, with its 9.7-inch screen and multitouch interactivity. But its lack of keyboard and office app support mean it’s simply not a contender for work life.”Let’s be clear: The iPad is not a notebook, or even a netbook,” says Erica Brown, executive vice president of corporate strategy at Frost & Sullivan, an international technology research and strategy company. “It’s a digital version of a coffee-table book.”But if you have a case of Apple lust, fear not. Traditional, ultraportable notebook computers offer hope for businesspeople dying to get thin. Here is our guide to the work-ready thin PC: MacBook Air (starting at $1,500)The iPad buzz made us forget that Apple makes a darn good ultraportable. The Air is getting close to 3 years old (that’s 120 in tech years!), and it has some issues with overheating and hinge durability. Still, its lovely aluminum enclosure, abundant processing power and effortless integration into all things Apple make this the best choice for Mac users on the go.Sony VAIO X (starting at $1,300)Almost eerily weightless at 1.6 pounds, the Sony Vaio X takes business computing to new limits of lightness. Sure, it’s three times the price of a cheapie netbook. And even basic code such as Excel clogs the thin processor, 2GB of RAM and mere 128GB of drive storage. But who cares? You get a fab-looking, full-functioning work PC that you will literally forget you are carrying: It weighs less than a daily newspaper. Need we say more?HP Envy (starting at $1,299)For the portable PC that can truly replace a desktop PC, the HP Envy sets the standard. With cord, disc drive and case, it’s reasonably light at just less than 4 pounds. And this sucker can be configured to pack dual processors, 4GB of system memory and 250GB drive. So just about anything will run plenty darn fast on it. With the right docking station and monitors, the Envy really could be your only computer.Lenova IdeaPad U1 Hybrid Notebook (due out in June, expected price $999)No, it is not a Prius: The U1 is a tablet and notebook computer in one. The tablet pops into a detachable screen cradle that connects to a notebook computer keyboard. When the two are connected, the tablet is the computer’s screen. But pop the tablet out and it becomes the computer–you and your work are on your way. Pretty slick. We weren’t blown away by its processing power or interface design in our pre-rollout preview, but if there is a single, exciting new idea in the portable work PC space, it is the U1. Don’t go ultraportable without at least touching this device. Magazine Contributor Jonathan Blum This story appears in the June 2010 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Laptops Get Thin Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business –shares Register Now »last_img read more

Mark Zuckerberg Puts His Money in EdTech Startup

first_img Next Article October 21, 2013 Mark Zuckerberg Puts His Money in Ed-Tech Startup –shares Technology Image credit: Reuters Mark Zuckerberg 2 min read Andrea Huspenicenter_img Entrepreneur Staff Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Special Projects Director and Founder of This Dog’s Life Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is spreading his wealth with what appears to be his first national equity investment through his foundation Startup:Education. The lucky startup is Panorama Education, a Cambridge, Mass.-based company that utilizes surveys among teachers, students, administrators and parents to garner feedback and provide findings to the school district.”We are using technology to address some of the most difficult problems in education,” Panorama Education co-founder Aaron Feuer said in a statement. “We are tremendously excited to have Mark Zuckerberg involved because of his passion for technology and education.”Zuckerberg, along with his wife Priscilla Chan, co-led the $4 million seed round with Jeff Clavier of SoftTech VC and had participation from Google Ventures, Ashton Kutcher’s A-Grade Investments and Yale University.Related: Facebook Facepalm: In Big Real-Estate Buy, Mark Zuckerberg Seeks Personal Privacy, Then Removes Online Privacy Feature “Priscilla and I are excited to support Panorama Education and its mission. Their company is an exciting example of the way technology can help teachers, parents and students make their voices heard,” said Zuckerberg in a statement.The funds will be used for analytics tools and free services for teachers. It has also been reported that Panorama Education plans on using the capital to expand its footprint in the U.S. and launch in the international market. Related: Inside the Competitive Mind of Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg (Infographic) Panorama Education was founded in 2010 by Feuer, along with Xan Tanner and David Carel — all Yale undergraduates at the time. Panorama Education claims it works with 4,000 schools serving more than one million students. They are looking to tackle such issues as bullying, safety and student engagement, while also providing a platform for teacher growth. The startup makes money through annual licenses paid by the school districts ranging from $200 for small locations to hundreds of thousands of dollars for larger areas. So far the Panaroma Education counts the Los Angeles Unified School District and Connecticut State Department of Education among its clients. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Add to Queue Register Now »last_img read more

Google Lenovo Announce Plans to Tango With Smartphone Collaboration

first_img Add to Queue This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine Next Article Google and Lenovo have inked a deal to deliver a Project Tango smartphone later this year.The announcement, made Thursday at CES, will see Google and Lenovo collaborate to build the first Project Tango smartphone. The companies anticipate the smartphone launching this summer, but did not share photos of the device or feature details. At this point, the Project Tango-based smartphone, which is still in development, doesn’t even have a name.Still, the collaboration between the companies is critical to the future of Project Tango.Developed by Google, Project Tango is a technology that gives smartphones and tablets the ability to “see” the same way humans can. The devices use built-in cameras to understand depth, motion and other elements of sight to create on-screen 3-D environments. The marriage between hardware and software can then be used by app developers to create all kinds of interesting apps, including those that place 3-D objects in the real world.“Using the sensor in the device, Project Tango devices can also capture the 3-D dimensions of the room, giving measurements that can be used to help you when shopping for furniture or decorations,” Lenovo and Google said in a joint statement Thursday.Despite being announced in 2014, Project Tango has gotten off to a slow start. There is currently only one tablet available that uses the technology. Google calls the device a Project Tango Tablet Development Kit and sells it at a starting price of $512. Although Google has worked on getting app developers interested in the platform, the general lack of users and hardware has prompted most developers to focus their efforts elsewhere.Launching a smartphone aimed at consumers, however, could be a way for Google to address that issue. In an interview with Business Insider, Lenovo said it plans to launch the Project Tango smartphone for less than $500, making it substantially cheaper than the lowest-end iPhone 6s, which goes for $649. It’s possible that at that price, Project Tango could find some room to grow.“To break new ground in today’s hyper-competitive smartphone and tablet industries, we must take innovation risks — it’s the only way to truly change the way people use mobile technology,” Chen Xudong, senior vice president and president of Lenovo’s mobile business group, said in a statement.Google and Lenovo plan to share details on the Project Tango-enabled smartphone later this year. Google, Lenovo Announce Plans to ‘Tango’ With Smartphone Collaboration –shares Enroll Now for $5 January 8, 2016 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. 3 min read Contributing Writer Don Reisinger Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Technology Image credit: Lenovolast_img read more

Panasonic joins firms stepping away from Huawei after US ban

first_imgJapan’s Panasonic said Thursday it would stop supplying some components to Huawei, joining a growing list of firms distancing themselves from the Chinese telecoms giant after a US ban over security concerns. Explore further © 2019 AFP “The US use of state power to arbitrarily exert pressure on a private Chinese company like Huawei is typical economic bullying,” Wang said Wednesday at a meeting in Kyrgyzstan.Telecoms giant EE, owned by BT, had been due to bring Huawei’s first 5G phone, the Huawei Mate 20X, to Britain, but chief executive Marc Allera said Wednesday the company had “paused” the launch.The delay would last “until we get the information and confidence and the long-term security that our customers… are going to be supported”, he said.’Regrettable situation’The group also said it would phase out the use of Huawei equipment in the most sensitive “core” elements of its network infrastructure.Vodafone soon followed suit, announcing a temporary suspension of pre-orders for Huawei handsets.And the BBC reported British firm ARM, which designs processors used in most mobile devices, would also cut ties with HuaweiHuawei said Wednesday that it recognised “the pressure” placed on its suppliers, and that it was “confident this regrettable situation can be resolved”.In Japan, KDDI and SoftBank Corp, the country’s number-two and number-three carriers respectively, said they were delaying the release of Huawei handsets.And the country’s top carrier said it would suspend pre-orders for a new phone from the Chinese firm.While Trump’s order effectively bans US companies from selling Huawei and affiliates critical components, US officials offered a brief reprieve this week by delaying the ban for 90 days to avoid major disruption.Analysts say the restrictions could be seriously damaging for the Chinese firm, with the pullback by Google and ARM likely to be “particularly troubling” for the telecoms giant.”How the US ban on business with Huawei will impact the Chinese firm’s performance is at this point unclear, but what is clear to me is that its sales will be negatively affected,” said Hiroyuki Kubota, an independent financial analyst.Washington has long suspected deep links between Huawei and the Chinese military, and its moves against the company come amid the churning trade dispute between the world’s top two economies. President Donald Trump has effectively banned US companies from supplying Huawei and affiliates with critical components Japanese, UK carriers delay release of Huawei phones 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. Japan’s Toshiba also announced it was temporarily halting shipments to Huawei to check whether US-made parts were involved, in order to comply with Washington’s new restrictions.The moves came a day after major Japanese and British mobile carriers said they would delay releasing new Huawei handsets, upping the pressure on the world’s second-largest smartphone manufacturer.In an official statement emailed to AFP, Panasonic said it had announced in an “internal notification” that it would “suspend transactions with Huawei and its 68 affiliates that were banned by the US government”.It declined to comment on “other transactions that are not banned by the US”.Asked about its opinion about the news, Huawei pointed to a statement on Panasonic’s Chinese website that said the firm was supplying Huawei “normally” and doing so “strictly abiding by the relevant laws and regulations of countries and regions where Panasonic is present”.Washington’s restrictions affect products made fully or partially in the United States, where Panasonic manufactures some of its components.Toshiba meanwhile said it had temporarily halted shipments to Huawei while it checks if they include US-made parts.”We will resume shipments if we confirm our products don’t use American-made parts,” spokesman Takashi Ebina told AFP.’Economic bullying’Last week, Donald Trump declared a national emergency to bar US companies from using foreign telecoms equipment deemed a security risk.The move appeared aimed at Huawei, though the White House said no particular company or country was targeted.The Commerce Department has also announced an effective ban on US companies selling or transferring US technology to Huawei.The moves have prompted a parade of firms to step back from dealings with Huawei, including Google, whose Android operating system powers most of the world’s smartphones.And on Wednesday, mobile carriers in Japan and Britain said they were delaying releases of Huawei handsets.China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi denounced the US moves and said Beijing would “fight to the very end” in its trade war with Washington. 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