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Post Malone Nicki Minaj To Headline Made In America Fest

first_img Post Malone, Nicki Minaj To Headline Made In America Fest News Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia promises a musical blast worthy of wrapping up what looks to be an epic summer of festivalsPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Jun 4, 2018 – 1:28 pm Need some plans for Labor Day 2018 weekend? Philadelphia’s Made In America fest looks like the place to be, following the announcement of its performer lineup for Sept. 1–2, with Nicki Minaj and Post Malone headlining.As if the headliners weren’t enough enticement, Meek Mill will make his first hometown Philly performance since his release from incarceration. GRAMMY winners joining the fun include Alessia Cara, Diplo, Miguel, and Zedd.Malone collaborator Ty Dolla Sign is also part of the MIA lineup, in addition to GRAMMY nominees 6lack, Fat Joe, and Janelle Monáe. Bloodpop, Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers, and Tokimonsta are just a few of the emerging talents sure to make MIA a fitting finale for summer this Labor Day weekend.Malone’s 2018 album Beerbongs & Bentleys arrived in April and has been breaking streaming records, while Minaj’s new album Queen is expected on June 15. The song “Ball For Me” on Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys features Minaj and was co-written by them with producer Louis Bell.VIP and Tidal pre-sale tickets are available now. Visit the festival’s website for more ticket information.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Facebook Post Malone, Nicki Minaj Headline Made In America post-malone-nicki-minaj-headline-made-america-fest Email Twitter last_img read more

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Bentleys new Flying Spur will have 3D leather upholstery

first_img More From Roadshow 0 Share your voice Post a comment 2020 Bentley Continental GT: Concept looks with a surprise inside Bentley 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 first drive: A more athletic grand tourer Bentley’s first SUV is a 187-mph, all-terrain luxocrat Enlarge ImageThe material was created “by the team of exceptional craftsmen and women based in Crewe, England,” Bentley said. Bentley Bentley is preparing to introduce a new version of its Flying Spur sedan, and the latest teaser provides an idea of the incredible attention-to-detail that Crewe’s craftspeople are putting into the new ultra-luxury car.Specifically, Bentley said Thursday that the new Flying Spur will use a new type of leather upholstery with a three-dimensional diamond effect. The company promised that, as ever, the Flying Spur will offer “an unparalleled touring experience for the driver and passengers alike.” Superluxury Cars Luxury cars Sedans 2020 Bentley Continental GT Convertible: Unparalleled grand touring Tags 26 Photos More about 2020 Bentley Continental GT Convertible Preview • 2020 Bentley Continental GT Convertible first drive: 207-mph toupee shredder Earlier this year, Bentley offered up two teasers of the outside of the new Flying Spur. The car will offer an ornately designed take on the brand’s “Flying B” hood ornament, while a sketch revealed that it might have some design cues from the two-door Continental GT range. So far Bentley has said only that the new car will be fully revealed later this year.As to other details, it’s fair to assume the flying Spur might use the same touchscreen infotainment system as the newest Continental GT. That car’s powertrains might carry over, too; they comprise a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 with 626 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque along with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 good for 542 hp and 568 lb-ft.The current version of the Bentley Flying Spur was revealed at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The introduction of the new model comes in the year of Bentley’s 100th anniversary. Bentleylast_img read more

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Allu Arjun pushes down Jr NTR in list of most popular Telugu

first_imgMany of Allu Arjun’s fans are thrilled over his achievement and in reply to his post, they congratulated Bunny and wished him good luck. Here are some of their comments.ARIF‏ @ARIF_AA_ RankStarFollowers AA – Admirer ™‏ @DpChiru Both Insta and Twitter At a Time Like a Boss 11Naga Chaitanya1.74 Mr.shashi Kapoor‏ @ShashiK99 14Allu Sirish1.29 Anjali‏ @tamzshrutzindia Congratulations Bunny annaya Lv u Forever ♥️♥️ 1Mahesh Babu7.57 9Akhil Akkineni2.41 6Allu Arjun3.08 Allu Arjun and Junior NTRTwitterStylish star Allu Arjun has beaten young tiger Junior NTR to land in the sixth rank in the list of the most popular Telugu actors on Twitter. He is expected to push down natural star Nani in this list soon.Allu Arjun is one of the most active Telugu actors in social media channel and he is present on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. In fact, he is the most popular Telugu actor on Facebook with 12,856,262 fans. He has over 3 million followers on Instagram and he is one of the top five popular T-Town stars.Allu Arjun crossed the prestigious mark of 3 million followers on Twitter a day after he celebrated his birthday. The coincidence is that the stylish star also achieved this feat on Instagram on the same day. The thrilled actor took his Twitter and Instagram pages to thank his fans. He wrote, “3M . Thank you for making me touch 3 Million. It’s not MY achievement… it’s your LOVE . Gratitude forever ❤️.”So far, Allu Arjun has registered 3.08 million followers on Twitter and beaten Junior NTR, who boasts of 2.98 followers on the same social media channel. He has landed in the sixth rank in the list of most popular Telugu actors on Twitter. His nearest competitors are Pawan Kalyan and Nani, who have 3.52 and 3.24 followers, respectively.Here is the list of 16 most popular Telugu actors on Twitter. There are some other Tollywood stars like Adivi Sesh, Kalyan Ram, Navdeep, Rahul Ravindran, Sudheer Babu, Sundeep Kishan, Varun Sandesh, who are very active on this micro-blogging site. But this list includes the names of the actors, whose followers’ count is more than 1 million. The followers’ numbers are in million.RankRankStarStarFollowersFollowersRank1StarMahesh BabuFollowers7.57Rank2StarNagarjuna AkkineniFollowers5.71Rank3StarRana DaggubatiFollowers5.65Rank4StarPawan KalyanFollowers3.52Rank5StarNaniFollowers3.24Rank6StarAllu ArjunFollowers3.08Rank7StarJunior NTRFollowers2.98Rank8StarNithiinFollowers2.55Rank9StarAkhil AkkineniFollowers2.41Rank10StarRam POthineniFollowers1.92Rank11StarNaga ChaitanyaFollowers1.74Rank12StarManoj ManchuFollowers1.39Rank13StarAllari NareshFollowers1.30Rank14StarAllu SirishFollowers1.29Rank15StarNikhil SiddharthaFollowers1.16Rank16StarSumanthFollowers1.16 Love u a lot.. And Congratulations for 3M… Wish u a very Good Luck for ur Future…❤️ You deserve better…. And 1 lakh Time better than this,…. 2Nagarjuna Akkineni5.71 15Nikhil Siddhartha1.16 16Sumanth1.16center_img 13Allari Naresh1.30 Yogesh Yogi‏ @YogeshYogiAA 8Nithiin2.55 Congratulations Bunny boy ❤️ many more to come 5Nani3.24 4Pawan Kalyan3.52 Siddharth‏ @Siddhar84694504 Haha u always says this word its not my achievement . Its your achievement so the people love u.keep doing stylish b of luck Dolly‏ @Dolly17268680 ShAk ツ || CSK‏ @ShakthiAA_786 7Junior NTR2.98 3Rana Daggubati5.65 Congratulations darling 10Ram POthineni1.92 12Manoj Manchu1.39 Both insta and Twitter at a time 3m. At a coincidencelast_img read more

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Shilpa Shetty was forced to say that she doesnt know dancing despite

first_imgShilpa ShettyInstagramShilpa Shetty is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer and we have seen her moving like a jelly in her every dance number. But during a recent episode of Super Dancer 3, the 43-year-old actress went on to declare that she doesn’t know dancing after watching 6-year-old Rupsa Batabyal’s performance on the show.When Kumar Sanu appeared as a guest on the kids dance reality show, Rupsa along with her mentor Nishant set the stage on fire with her electrifying performance on Jati Hoon Main song from Karan Arjun, sung by Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik. Leaving everyone jaw-dropped, Shilpa, who is currently judging Super Dancer 3, couldn’t resist herself from doing a ‘Shahtang Dandawat Pranam’ to Rupsa on the stage. The little munchkin returned the favour to Shilpa by imitating her action on the stage bursting everyone into laughter. Shilpa even called for a seedi for Rupsa. Shilpa Shetty does a seedi for Super Dancer 3 contestant Rupsa BatabyalTwitterEven Anurag Basu along with Kumar Sanu and Geeta Kapoor were forced to rise up from their seats and give a huge round of applause to Rupsa for stepping into the shoes of Kajol and performing way better than her which took everyone down the memory lane. The judges called Rupsa ‘chota packet, bada dhamaka’ after watching her energetic performance. Rupsa Batabyal on Super Dancer Chapter 3TwitterTake a look at Rupsa Batabyal’s electrifying performance on Super Dancer 3.Rupsa ????Sizzling performance? jaati hoon main #kumarsanu special episode with Knee Shaanth ??@SonyTV@geetakapur @TheShilpaShetty #SuperDancerChapter3 #nishanth pic.twitter.com/qgqy9aJpbx— Merlyn Mendonca (@iammerls25) May 11, 2019last_img read more

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Protests brew as Maduro denies coup

first_imgVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during an appearance in Caracas. Photo: AFPVenezuela faces calls for street protests Saturday at the tensest moment yet in a political and economic crisis that has brought it close to collapse.President Nicolas Maduro’s opponents called on Venezuelans to take to the streets and urged the army to abandon him, branding moves to consolidate his power a “coup d’etat.”Maduro has clung to power in a more than year-long standoff with his center-right opponents, but on Friday a sign emerged of possible division in his camp when the attorney general broke ranks with him.Yet uncertainty reined in the volatile nation hit by food shortages and violent crime, which has seen three attempted military coups since 1992.Maduro defiantMaduro faced the strongest criticism ever from within his own camp Friday as his attorney general condemned recent court rulings that strengthened the socialist president’s grip on the levers of power.Attorney General Luisa Ortega denounced on live state television what she called a “rupture of constitutional order.”She was referring to two Supreme Court rulings this week that effectively dissolved the opposition-majority legislature and revoked lawmakers’ immunity from prosecution.Maduro’s opponents and political analysts alleged a coup and international powers condemned the moves.The government rejected that accusation.Maduro said in a speech to cheering supporters late Friday: “In Venezuela, the constitution, civil, political and human rights and people power are in full force.”He vowed “through dialogue and the constitution, to resolve the impasse” between the attorney general and the court.He also said he had called a meeting of security chiefs to “deliberate and draw up a resolution.”Scuffles, arrestsThe legislative speaker, Julio Borges, called on the military and other institutions to follow Ortega’s example and speak up against Maduro.“Now is the time to obey the orders of your conscience,” he said.Street protests erupted for a second day Friday in Caracas. Students marched on the Supreme Court, where they scuffled with soldiers.Protesters also blocked streets in the working-class Petare neighborhood, and opposition lawmakers clashed with Maduro supporters downtown.Two students and a journalist were arrested, activists said.International concern International condemnation has poured in from the United States, the European Union, Spain, Germany and a host of Latin American countries.The head of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, has called for the regional group’s permanent council to hold crisis talks on the situation.South American regional bloc Mercosur—which suspended Venezuela in December—will also hold crisis talks Saturday, Argentina announced.Power struggleThe opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) won a landslide in legislative elections in December 2015.But the court has overturned every law passed by the current legislature.Venezuela has the world’s biggest oil reserves, but the collapse in prices has sapped its revenues, prompting shortages of food, medicine and basic goods.Maduro is not up for re-election until October 2018. But he has been forced to fend off opposition efforts to call a vote on removing him from power.Protests calledOutside a supermarket in Caracas, Venezuelans were agitated at the news as they queued to buy food rations.“If it’s not a coup then it looks very like one,” said mechanic Eduardo Rodriguez, a 58-year-old mechanic. “It looks very ugly to me.”Opposition groups called for more street protests Saturday.“We have to come out and defend democracy,” said Sara Ramirez, 68, a building porter, waiting in line.But others were sick of the political conflict.“I don’t support either side,” said Yandry Diaz, 18, who works in a shoe shop.“What they want is to have us in the street, fighting and killing each other so that they can hold power.”last_img read more

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HC orders RO to accept Rangpur BNP candidates nomination paper

first_imgThe High Court on Monday directed the returning officer of Rangpur district to accept nomination paper of BNP-nominated candidate Jamaat-e-Islami leader Golam Rabbani for Rangpur-5 constituency, reports UNB.An HC bench of justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and justice Rajik Al Jalil came up with the order following a writ petition filed by the candidate on Sunday.Rabbani’s lawyer Shishir Monir said that when Golam Rabbani went to the returning officer to submit his nomination paper on 28 November, the returning officer wasted time without any reason and finally did not accept his nomination paper. However, now the court directed the EC to accept nomination paper as soon as possible.Golam Rabbani also submitted a written application to the chief election commissioner on Saturday.last_img read more

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JnU student killed in road crash

first_imgASM Julhas, student of Law department of Jagannath University. Photo: UNBA student of Jagannath University was killed and his elder brother injured as a pick-up hit a motorcycle in Sirajganj on Thursday night, reports UNB.The deceased was ASM Julhas, 22, son of Tarajul Islam of Bindabonpara in Bogura and a third year student of Law department of the university.Syed Shahid Alam, officer-in-charge of Bangabandhu Bridge West police station, said the pick-up van hit the motorcycle around 8:00pm when they were going to their home from Dhaka, leaving Julhas dead on the spot in Jhaol Bridge of Kamarkhanda upazila.The accident left his brother AKM Jakaria critically injured.last_img read more

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What Will Become Of Confederate Statues Taken Down At UT

first_img Share Abner Fletcher“Destroy the Confederacy” protester at Sam Houston Park.The Houston Chronicle reports a Houston man has been arrested for allegedly trying to plant explosives at a Confederate statue in Hermann Park.A 25-year-old man was taken into custody Monday (Aug. 21) for attempting to destroy the General Dowling Monument located in Hermann Park, according to the office of Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez. A complaint was filed in Houston federal court Monday charging Andrew Schneck.And across Texas this weekend, symbols of the Confederacy fell — the latest at the University of Texas in Austin — where crews took down four Confederate statues overnight.READ: FULL STATEMENT FROM UT PRESIDENTThree of them have been moved to the university’s Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. The center’s executive director, Dr. Don Carleton, joins us to explain which of the four statues are now at the center and what’s planned for them.And, we hear what protesters and counter-protesters had to say at this weekend’s rally here in Houston, where the “Spirit of the Confederacy” statue remains in place Sam Houston Park downtown.Michael Hagerty“The Spirit of the Confederacy” statue in Sam Houston Park downtown, erected in 1908.last_img read more

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Guilford Associations Family Day at Sherwood Gardens

first_imgThe Y in Central Maryland and the Baltimore School of Music are joining the Guilford Association for its Family Day at Sherwood Gardens on September 16. The event will kick off at 10:00 a.m. with a classical music concert featuring faculty from the Baltimore School of Music. Following the concert, guests are invited to enjoy nature-based activities led by Rangers from the Patuxent Wildlife Refuge, explore Sherwood Gardens on a tour led by Master Gardeners and learn about the garden’s design, history and plants. Older children can participate in the Sherwood Gardens Junior Ranger program by completing a landscape architect activity guide, and younger children can create bird feeders. At 12:00 p.m., an award ceremony will begin for Project Olmsted, a summer-long exhibition of flower beds designed in the tradition of the esteemed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Y Achievers are among the groups that designed and planted flower beds, and they are eligible for awards. This is a free event. More information can be found at www.ymaryland.orglast_img read more

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RAMBLING ROSE

first_imgHello everyone, the weather is good, so let’s enjoy it while we can because I do believe the real winter is on its way. In any case, we are truly blessed compared to other parts of the country that have had terrible weather and situations such as fires, hurricanes, flooding, etc. So we are thankful and praying for those cities that are going thru hell.Hassan Rasheed, president of New Africa Community Builders and a renowned entertainment promoter, will host the “Royal Theatre Reunion” on Nov. 11, 8 p.m. -1 a.m. at the Patapsco Arena, 3301 Annapolis Road featuring the Manhattans, the Dynamic Superior, Ray, Goodman and Brown, Crosswinds and many more. For more information, call 443-621-7449.You know, I am so excited about this upcoming weekend, especially this Saturday. GIRLFRIEND! My kind of entertainment is coming to Baltimore thanks to Hassan Rasheed, the renowned promoter who is hosting this event called, “The Royal Theatre Reunion.” This will be one of the ‘baddest’ shows ever. He’s bringing back some of the acts that will remind us of our historical Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore and the Royal Theatre shows back in the day.  I am telling you the Patapsco Arena located at 3301 Annapolis Road will not be the same after this show. The show will feature live on stage, now check this out: The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston, Ray, Goodman and Brown, the Dynamic Superior, Kenneth Robinson, Crosswinds, Ms. Maybelle, First Impression, Janay and Style. Also, Larry Young, Wanda Coe-Stewart, DJ Sugar Chris, and former radio personality, Johnny Brown will be honored at this event. This all happens on Nov. 11, 8 p.m.- 1 a.m. You have to bring your own food (BYOF), but it is cash bar, so my friends do not bring your bottle, they will search you. For ticket information, call 410-905-4695.The Dynamic Superior, international recording artists, with (center) George Span, the original member & founder of the group with his good friend, Wilber Fletcher, the owner of the group, will be performing at the annual Royal Theatre Reunion Show at the Patapsco Arena on Nov.11.The Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality St. Pius V and St. Peter Claver Church, will host their 4th annual evening of jazz featuring Dr. Phil Butts Band. It will be Nov. 12 4 p.m – 7p.m. at the Father Henry Harper Hall, 1546 N. Fremont Avenue. It is cabaret style, B.Y.O.B and B.Y.O.F. with free set-ups. For more information, call 410-294-7275.Freddi Vaughn and the Baltimore Kappa Silhouettes present the annual scholarship on Nov.18, 11:30 a.m – 3 p.m. at the Forum Caterers featuring Baltimore’s own the Spindles. Your tickets include brunch, dancing, silent auction, vendors, door prizes and 50-50 chances. For ticket information, call 443-542-8275. I will see you there.The Dunbar Committee hosts the Chick Webb Memorial Community Center 70th Anniversary, Nov. 17 thru Nov. 19. Nov. 17, is open house at Chick Webb Recreation Center, 623 N. Eden Street, 3-7 p.m. Nov. 18, is a cabaret style, BYOB & BYOF with live entertainment at the Chick Webb Recreation Center. Nov. 19, is the worship service 11 a.m. at Waters African Episcopal Church, 417 Asquith Street. For more information, call 410-276-6971.HONEY CHILD! The Caton Castle Lounge, located at 20 South Caton Avenue is doing it again with a dynamite jazz concert on Nov. 18, from 6 p.m.- 10 p.m., presented by Ruth Binsky and Steve Patton. It will be an evening of jazz with the Juli Wood Quintet featuring Juli Wood on sax, Tom Williams on trumpet, Tim Murphy on piano, Geoff Harper on bass and Lenny Robinson on drums. For ticket information, emailruthbinsky@gmail.com. Or call 410-922-0752 and tell Ruth I told you.The Gospel Program Organizer & Promoter, Lonnie Parker Anniversary featuring a gospel program that will blow your mind and having you shouting up and down the aisles. The program will feature live on stage; The Southern Gospel Singers, Wings of Praise, Nate and New Generation, James Price Sr. and The New Mighty Wonders, Eric Waddell and the Abundant Life Singers, The Edwards Sisters and gospel comedian, Rob Richardson on Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. at Brown’s Memorial Baptist Church, 3215 W. Belvedere Avenue in Baltimore. Food is on sale. For tickets call 410-358-9661 or 443-610-7583.Robert and Elena Houston celebrate their 50th Anniversary. They were married on November 16. Robert retired from the US Postal Service and Elena from the Department of Social Services. They are both members of the Eastern United Methodist Church in Baltimore.One more thing I want to tell you about before I run out of space. I want you to get on the bus and join Mt. Zion United Methodist Church on Nov. 11 as they travel to Maryland’s Eastern Shore to tour the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center and a lot more fun. For more information, call Dorothy Randall at 410-298-0701.Okay, I know I am out of space now. So remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. Until The Next Time, I’m Musically Yours.last_img read more

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Black Participants Wanted for Federal Medical Research Initiative All of Us

first_imgBy Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFROLike many traditional institutions in America, our current medical research pool is very White. But, the good news is, the federal government is ready to do something about it.This month, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) opened enrollment for All of Us, a new research program aimed at closing knowledge gaps and recruiting more diverse research participants nationwide. With the goal of signing up 1 million Americans, the program could advance individualized prevention, treatment and care for people of all backgrounds – especially Black Americans – and be the largest, most diverse resource of its kind.All of Us Research Program (YouTube Screenshot)“All of Us is an ambitious project that has the potential to revolutionize how we study disease and medicine,” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a press release. “NIH’s unprecedented effort will lay the scientific foundation for a new era of personalized, highly effective health care. We look forward to working with people of all backgrounds to take this major step forward for our nation’s health.”Black Americans have historically mistrusted the medical profession. So, the lack of Blacks participating in health research is not surprising. But it could be deadly.Black Americans and other communities that have been underrepresented in prior research studies often have worse health outcomes generally – from higher rates of disease and disability to shorter life expectancies, the All of Us research program said, in an email to the AFRO.  Low participation in nationwide research studies can make it even harder for the nation’s top scientists to find out why these poor outcomes continue.To address these issues, All of Us plans to engage participants and improve relationships between them and researchers. Participants will be able to access their own health information, summary data about the entire participant community, and information about studies and findings that come from the program.“Building a diverse participant community will be vital to the success of All of Us, so we can address the many pressing health conditions that disproportionately affect underrepresented communities,” said Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron, chief engagement officer of the All of Us research program in a press release. “The All of Us research program has the potential to help researchers better understand and begin chipping away at health disparities so that everyone can benefit from better health, better health care, and exciting new breakthroughs.”To increase participation, the NIH launched All of Us in seven cities on May 6: Birmingham, Alabama, Chicago, Illinois, Detroit, Michigan; Kansas City, Missouri; Nashville, Tennessee; New York City; and Pasco, Washington. Black community-oriented organizations, including member groups of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, have also partnered with the NIH to help spread the word.About 30,000 Americans have completed the full All of Us protocol including, filling out surveys, giving blood samples, etc., so far. Of these, about 6,000 reported to be African American or have an African-American family member.While these numbers are promising, the program has a long way to go. “We’d like more than 50 percent of our cohort to be people of color, and 70-75 percent to come from communities that have historically been underrepresented in research,” an All of Us research program representative told the AFRO.“The more we learn about our differences, the more tailored our health care can become,” All of Us wrote. “That’s the idea behind the All of Us research program.”last_img read more

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Facebook will be nothing but videos by 2021

first_imgFacebook is by far and away the largest social network on the Internet, bringing together friends, family, and colleagues to discuss in text, images, and video form whatever they feel like every day. But Facebook is apparently changing, and within 5 years the entire social network will consist of video content.That’s not the prediction of this writer or some social network researcher, it’s the view of Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook’s vice president for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. She also believes that Facebook “will be definitely mobile,” which we can only assume means accessed almost exclusively on mobile devices.Mendelsohn’s claim that most people will be using mobile devices to access Facebook in the near future is the much more believable prediction of the two. Facebook being 100% videos by 2021? I don’t think so.Video is still a relatively new addition to Facebook, but most certainly a feature that is growing in popularity. Zuckerberg thinks it is important, meaning it’s going to get a lot of attention and resources put behind it. So it will grow rapidly, but I can’t see it replacing images and text. In fact, I doubt Facebook’s management would want that to happen seeing as it owns image sharing service Instagram (although it can also handle video).Not everything works as a video, and not everyone is comfortable making videos. Sometimes you just want to write, or have a text chat, or post an image of a cat. Video takes longer to create unless we’re talking Vine-length captures, and is much easier to create poorly ultimately meaning it doesn’t get posted.Mendelsohn says the amount of text appearing on Facebook is declining every year while video grows and virtual reality is coming. On those points I’m sure she’s correct, but by 2021 I expect plenty of the billion+ people using Facebook to still be tapping out sentences of text and sharing them with their little community of followers.last_img read more

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Ammonites were probably eaten by fellow cephalopods

first_imgPhotograph of the ammonite Asteroceras obtusum taken by Dlloyd. The specimen is from the Jurassic Lower Lias Formation, Obtusum Zone. Image: Wikipedia. Explore further Giant Skull of 12m Pliosaur ‘Sea Monster’ Unearthed in England Citation: Ammonites were probably eaten by fellow cephalopods (2010, December 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-12-ammonites-eaten-fellow-cephalopods.html (PhysOrg.com) — Fossilized ammonites found with bite marks in similar places on their shells suggest they were eaten by other cephalopods such as beaked squid, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society. 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. More information: Fatally bitten ammonites from the lower Lias Group (Lower Jurassic) of Lyme Regis, Dorset, by Chris Andrew et al. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society , 58, 81-94. doi:10.1144/​pygs.58.1.276 © 2010 PhysOrg.com The ammonites were invertebrate marine creatures living in shallow waters less than 100 meters deep. They became extinct around the end of the Cretaceous period, and are thought to be the ancestors of the modern-day cephalopods, which include squid, cuttlefish, nautilus and octopus species. They are the best preserved and most widely found fossil around the world, and are recognizable by their spiral shells. They were predators themselves, feeding on a variety of fish, mollusks, and even other cephalopods, but little is known about ammonites as prey.Around a fifth of the ammonite fossils found on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset in the UK have what appear to be bite marks in an area near the back of the shell where muscles would have held the shell in place. A bite at this point would have severed the muscles and allowed the body to be drawn out of the shell.Any predator producing the bite marks would need to have been precise, and must have been capable of grabbing hold of the ammonite and manipulating it into the right position for the kill. One of the authors of the paper, Paddy Howe, a geologist with the Lyme Regis Museum, said modern cephalopods are perfectly capable of the kind of adept behavior required, and a beaked squid could certainly be the culprit, since the bite marks are consistent with a beak.Another possibility is a gas bubble between the body and the shell, but as Richard Edmonds of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site points out, this is a much less likely explanation. Depressions made in this way would be expected to contain crushed shell, but Mr Edmonds said he had never seen a fossil like that. Shell fragments would also be expected if the marks were made after the animal had died, and the marks would not all be in the same place on the shell.The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site covers over 150 kilometers of coastline in the UK counties of Dorset and East Devon, and is an area well-known for ammonite fossils and many other fossils from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous geological periods.last_img read more

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Close encounters When Daniel123 met Jane234 w video

first_img November Qbo 2011 video Always posing the question what-if, Francisco Paz and his Madrid based team, The Corpora, developers of the Qbo, work with Qbo as a robot project. The accent is not on robots with human consciousness but on robots with simulated consciousness. Nonetheless, always asking the question what-if, they posed a teaser for themselves.Now that they got the robot to recognize itself in the mirror, what about when one Qbo is faced with another Qbo, stacking them both with sensors and recognition software? © 2011 PhysOrg.com Kilobots bring us one step closer to a robot swarm Explore further More information: thecorpora.com/blog/?p=854center_img The Qbo is generally described as open source; it runs on Linux, has two cameras with stereoscopic vision and uses recognition software.They developed bots that talk to each other through Festival, a speech synthesis system, and Julius, a speech recognition engine. In their latest Qbo scenario, a green Daniel123, unaware that a Jane might be on life’s table, is told by its master to turn around, and that is when it encounters blue Jane 234. Daniel appears to be aware that Jane is a Qbo. Daniel and Jane sniff each other out, so to speak, by being programmed to generate nose flashes, to distinguish that there is another individual robot.The sniffing explanations make it tempting to imagine that the robots are independently flirting. The danger is to attribute human consciousness to robots that are not designed that way. Daniel may be able to understand it’s Jane, not himself, in the mirror, but only because it has been programmed that way by a clever human.The Corpora team is the first to dispel any magical human consciousness. They detail what makes Daniel and Jane see each other as separate, but approachable, on the team blog:“Inspired by this process of self-recognition in humans, we developed a new ROS [robot operating system] that is executed when the node “Object Recognizer,” previously trained, has identified a Qbo in the image. Using nose signals to see if the image seen by the robot matches its action, a Qbo can tell in real time whether he sees his image reflected in a mirror or he is watching another Qbo robot in front of him. The sequence of flashes of the nose is randomly generated in each process of recognition, so the probability that two robots generate the same sequence is very low, and even lower that they start to transmit it at the same time.” (PhysOrg.com) — Qbo robots created a stir recently when their developers succeeded in demonstrating that a Qbo can be trained to recognize itself in the mirror. Now the developers have taken their explorations into simulated consciousness a step further. A pair of Qbo robots, colored differently but still two Qbo entities, can recognize each other. Just as human earthling Harry met Sally, Qbo Daniel can meet Jane and they can exchange similarly empty-headed conversation. Citation: Close encounters: When Daniel123 met Jane234 (w/ video) (2012, January 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-01-encounters-daniel123-met-jane234-video.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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WATCH Saborío scores Costa Rica edges Oman 43 in first leg of

first_imghttps://vine.co/v/OAJIrIL17IHStar striker Álvaro Saborío opened the scoring in his first game back with La Sele after missing the World Cup due to a broken bone in his right foot. His goal four minutes into the match helped Costa Rica hold off Oman 4-3 at the Sultan Qaboos Sport Complex in Sohar, Oman on Friday morning.Thanks to goals by Saborío, John Jairo Ruiz, Juan Bustos Golobio and David Ramírez, Costa Rica led 4-1 at one point. But the vaunted defense the Ticos had under their World Cup coach Jorge Luis Pinto, looked vulnerable and sloppy with interim coach Paolo Wanchope in charge. The Ticos, ranked 16th in the world, allowed more goals to 76th-ranked Oman than they did during the entire World Cup (two goals allowed in five matches).The majority of the line-up featured players who participated in Costa Rica’s historic run to the quarterfinals of the World Cup. However, La Sele sat its talisman Keylor Navas in goal — giving Esteban Alvarado his first start with Costa Rica in almost three years. The poor defense combined with Alvarado’s rust allowed Oman to get back in the match and almost tie it up late.The goalie received a yellow card just outside the box as time expired that gave Oman one last free kick to tie the match. The shot sailed high, and Costa Rica eked out the victory. La Sele remains undefeated in regulation play in the country’s last 10 matches (the Ticos lost in the quarterfinals to the Netherlands in penalty kicks).The attack benefited from the return of Saborío, who broke the fifth metatarsal in his right foot two weeks before the start of the World Cup. He is Costa Rica’s third all-time leading scorer in international play. Alvarado returned from an even longer absence. He was suspended by the Costa Rican Football Federation at the end of 2011 after he abandoned the team before a friendly. The talented keeper only recently has earned his way back onto the national team roster.Navas will start La Sele’s next match when the team wraps up its two-game Asia tour against South Korea in Seoul on Tuesday.LA SELE GOALSÁlvaro Saborío (4 min.)https://vine.co/v/OAJIrIL17IHJohn Jairo Ruiz (45+2)https://vine.co/v/OAJlwrt2hlBJuan Bustos Golobio (47)https://vine.co/v/OA1AqQWFJTJDavid Ramírez (50) Related posts:Costa Rica great Paulo Wanchope insists Ticos will ‘keep surprising the world’ Costa Rica’s La Sele defeats South Korea 3-1 in friendly Football: Spain comes from behind to hand Costa Rica its third consecutive loss Injury may keep Costa Rica’s star goalkeeper Keylor Navas out of the Gold Cup Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Franz bill honoring Trooper Butterfield signed into law by Gov Snyder

first_img05Feb Franz bill honoring Trooper Butterfield signed into law by Gov. Snyder Categories: News Tags: #SB State Rep. Ray Franz honored State Trooper Paul K. Butterfield at a recent bill signing with Gov. Rick Snyder that named a portion of M-116 in Mason County after the fallen trooper.“Paul’s death is a terrible tragedy. He risked his life every day for the people of this community and now Trooper Butterfield’s life will be forever memorialized in Mason County,” said Franz, R-Onekama. “We not only acknowledge the sacrifices Paul made, but celebrate Paul’s life and the endearing qualities that made him such a kind-hearted and passionate person.”Franz worked with Trooper Butterfield as a first responder and firefighter when Butterfield was stationed in Manistee County. House Bill 5257, now Public Act 441 of 2014, was introduced by Franz and co-sponsored by Rep. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo. The majestic stretch of land in Mason County beginning at Lincoln River and continuing north to Big Sable River will now be known as Trooper Paul K. Butterfield II Memorial Highway.Trooper Butterfield’s fiancé, Jennifer Sielski, and his mother, Pat Butterfield, were also present at the bill-signing ceremony, along with Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole; Chief Deputy Steve Hansen; Deputy Jeremy King; and Deputy Brandon Romero, who were close friends and colleagues of Butterfield.Following the ceremony, Cole remarked on the significance of the day.“I know I speak for the other three deputies when I say that we are truly humbled to have been invited here today,” Cole said. “The bond we shared with Paul while serving as law officers together was truly one of kind. Paul was a man who always worked hard, maintained a positive attitude and was a modest individual. He didn’t became a lawman to receive accolades, he simply wanted to serve and protect his community because he had a heart of gold.“Myself and my deputies were the first to respond to the scene when we got reports of a trooper being shot,” Cole continued. “That being said, this memorial highway means more to us than most of you will ever know, and for that we are eternally grateful.”##### PHOTO ADVISORY: State Rep. Ray Franz, R-Onekama, and Gov. Rick Snyder display Public Act 441, a new law naming a portion of M-116 in Mason County after fallen State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield. Also (from left): Chief Deputy Steve Hansen, Deputy Jeremy King, Pat Butterfield, Rep. Jon Bumstead, Jennifer Sielski, Sheriff Kim Cole and Deputy Brandon Romero.last_img read more

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Platinum was in rally mode almost from the moment

first_img Platinum was in rally mode almost from the moment that trading began at the 6 p.m. New York open on Monday evening, hitting its interim high minutes after Zurich opened.  From there it got sold down until about 20 minutes before the Comex open—and then away it went to the upside once again, hitting its high tick about 10:45 a.m. EST.  After that it chopped sideways into the close.  Platinum finished the Tuesday session at $1,187 spot, up $12 from Monday’s close. Here’s the six-month U.S. dollar index to put this week’s movements into some sort of perspective. The silver equities put in a carbon-copy performance, except for the fact that at their high tick, they were up over 4%.  The downside from there was the same, complete with the mystery not-for-profit seller between 2:20 and 3:00 p.m. EST.  Nick Laird’s Intraday Silver Sentiment Index closed down 0.99%. We’ve seen many instances in the last several months where big intraday gains have all but disappeared by the close or, like yesterday, down on the day.  It doesn’t look like free-market trading to me—but you’re entitled to your own opinion on that. The CME Daily Delivery Report showed that 246 gold and 2 silver contracts were posted for delivery within the COMEX-approved depositories on Friday.  The big short/issuer was HSBC USA with 234 contracts—and the only long/stopper of note was JPMorgan out of its in-house (proprietary) trading account with 242 contracts.  The link to yesterday’s Issuers and Stoppers Report is here. The CME Preliminary Report for the Tuesday trading session showed that December gold open interest declined by 41 contracts—and is now down to 545 contracts minus, of course, the 246 contracts due to be delivery on Friday.  Silver open interest for December dropped by 4 contracts—and is now down to 31 contracts, minus the two in the previous paragraph. After a 96,000 troy ounce deposit in GLD last Friday, an authorized participant removed a very chunky 374,652 troy ounces yesterday—almost 12 metric tonnes.  That’s a lot.  To go along with that big withdrawal in GLD, there was even more gargantuan withdrawal from SLV.  This time an authorized participant removed 5,842,153 troy ounces.  There has been no price activity during the last five trading days that would warrant withdrawals of this size in either GLD or SLV.  Withdrawals maybe, but nothing that would justify these amounts.  I would guess that that the metal withdrawn was more desperately needed elsewhere. The good folks over at Switzerland’s Zürcher Kantonalbank updated their Web site with the changes in their gold and silver ETFs as of the close of trading on Friday, December 19—and here is what they had to report:  Their gold ETF sold 39,647 troy ounces, which is a pretty decent amount for this ETF.  In silver, that ETF declined by 65,418 troy ounces. There was a small sales report from the U.S. Mint yesterday.  They sold 1,000 troy ounces of gold eagles—1,000 one-ounce 24k Gold Buffaloes—and another 55,000 Silver Eagles. Monday was a real yawner over at the Comex-approved depositories.  In gold, only 21,379 troy ounces were reported received—all at Canada’s Scotiabank—and nothing was shipped out.  In silver, nothing was reported received—and only 25,001 troy ounces were shipped out—all out of Brink’s, Inc. I have the usual number of stories for a midweek column—and I hope you have time over the next few days to read the ones that interest you. There is the matter of extraordinary sales of Silver Eagles from the U.S. Mint. Since April 2011, the U.S. Mint has produced and sold 140 million Silver Eagles, more than in any similar period of time, in a price environment that can only be termed putrid and in which sales of Gold Eagles were notably lower. I would estimate that JPMorgan purchased close to half of the 140 million Silver Eagles sold since April 2011. According to very reliable sources on the retail front, investment demand has been lower over this time, as retail buyers do not buy strongly into a declining price environment in any investment asset. Yet we know for a fact that there has been extraordinary buying of Silver Eagles, even while Gold Eagle sales cooled off notably, so someone had to be buying [them]. If there is one thing that JPMorgan is expert at, given that it commands an army of lobbyists and has more government officials in its back pocket than any other entity on the face of the earth, it is the exploitation of U.S. law and regulations. JPMorgan knew that [the] law dictated that the Mint must produce enough Silver (and Gold) Eagles to meet demand. That law was never intended to allow a single big buyer to demand the extraordinary amount of Silver Eagles that JPMorgan desired to buy, but that’s the purpose behind the exploitation of the law. The Mint sells Silver Eagles at the prevailing price of silver on the day of the sale. In essence, the Comex price of silver is the price of silver. By controlling the price of COMEX silver, JPMorgan sets the price at which it will buy Silver Eagles. It’s the perfect crime – JPMorgan sets the price of Comex silver and then demands as many coins as the Mint and its suppliers can produce, even if that means producing the coins on a 24/7 basis. Hey, that’s the law. And remember when JPMorgan increased its Comex short position in the summer, assuring that prices were about to drop and what occurred as a result? Sales of Silver Eagles nosedived temporarily and only resumed after prices were brought lower by this crooked bank. – Silver analyst Ted Butler:  20 December 2014 Not much happened yesterday in the precious metal markets—even though I was ready for any possible scenario.  And as I mentioned at the top of this column, all the excellent gains [and then some] in the silver and gold equities vanished before the trading day was done, which is a scenario we’ve seen on more occasions that I care to remember during the last few months. The only six-month chart I have is the one for natural gas, as it set a new intraday low for this move down. The dollar index finished the Monday trading session at 89.79—and when it opened on Monday evening, it began to slide a bit, with the 89.65 low coming a minute or two after 9 a.m. GMT on their Tuesday morning.  The rally that commenced at the point, ended at its 90.14 high a minute or so before the London p.m. gold fix.  After that it chopped sideways in a very tight range—and finished the Tuesday session at 90.07—up another 28 basis points. As I type this paragraph, the London open is five minutes away.  Precious metal prices are doing precisely nothing.  Gold volume isn’t quite 10,000 contracts as of yet—and silver’s volume is barely at 2,000 contracts.  The dollar index is down 10 basis points.  Absolutely nothing to see here. And as I send this out the door at 5:11 a.m. EST, I see that not much has changed since I reported a couple of hours ago.  Volumes are a bit higher, but inconsequential—and the dollar index is now down 18 basis points and back below the 90.00 mark. I’m not expecting much to happen between now and the weekend, as most traders will be on holidays—and I expect New York to close early today. Before stepping out the door myself, I thought I’d leave you with this very traditional 16th century English Christmas carol.  Here’s the Lithuanian male vocal group “Quorum” singing the ” Coventry Carol” a cappella style, which is the way it was originally performed.  The link is here—and you’ll never hear a better recording of it than this. Enjoy! Season’s Greetings—and have a wonderful Christmas. I’ll see you on Saturday—and Friday maybe. Palladium didn’t do much, chopping higher in a five dollar range—and closed at $812—up $3 on the day. Except for a dime’s worth of up/down action in the early going in Far East trading on their Tuesday morning, the silver price didn’t do a lot until 1 p.m. in London.  At that point there was a vicious 2% down/up move that got hammered flat almost immediately—and just minutes before the Comex open.  After that, the price didn’t do a lot, but did rally into positive territory in the last 30 minutes of trading before the 5:15 p.m. EST close of electronic trading. The low and high ticks were reported as $15.895 and $15.56 in the March contract. Silver finished the Tuesday session at $15.79 spot, up 11 cents from Monday’s close. Season’s Greetings—and have a wonderful Christmas The gold price started out the Tuesday session the same as it did on Monday, with the high tick coming just before the London open—and then drifted lower.  There was no surprise in New York trading yesterday—and the low tick came at 3:15 p.m. EST.  from there it rallied about $5 into the close. The high and low ticks are barely worth the effort to look, but the CME recorded them as $1,184.90 and $1,172.40 in the February contract. Gold closed in New York yesterday at $1,176.90 spot, up a whole 20 cents from Monday.  Volume, net of December and January was 111,000 contracts. The gold stocks opened unchanged—and then rallied strongly, hitting their highs around 12:20 p.m. EST—and up over 3%.  From that point they began to slide, but starting shortly after 2:15 p.m. relentless and continuous selling pressure appeared—and by 3:00 p.m. all the gold stocks were down on the day—and from there they chopped sideways into the close.  The HUI finished the Tuesday session down 1.18%. 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. We have enough capital in the bank to last two more years and no debt. The share structure remains at 33.5 million fully diluted. We are very well positioned to have a major win with an incredible share structure. Renaissance Gold has proven through the joint venture business model what exploration success with a tight share structure can do. Renaissance is the spinout of AuEx Ventures that sold in 2010 and made just shy of 100x their first private placement. It takes technical strength and fiscal conservatism to generate meaningful share holder returns in the high-risk exploration business. Please visit our website for more information.last_img read more

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Foxconn aerial June 2018Last updated on July 2nd

first_imgFoxconn aerial June 2018Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:20 pmFoxconn Technology Group plans to implement a zero liquid discharge system at its Mount Pleasant LCD manufacturing campus, cutting the amount of water it will need to draw from Lake Michigan by more than 50 percent.Implementing the system requires a $30 million investment but means no water used in the manufacturing or industrial production process will be sent back to Lake Michigan through the Racine Water Utility. Instead, Foxconn will treat water onsite and reuse it in the same processes.The company says the decision will cut its water intake from nearly 6 million gallons of water per day to 2.5 million gallons. “One of the reasons we chose to locate in Wisconsin is the state’s pristine environment, and we take our responsibility to preserve it seriously,” said Louis Woo, special assistant to Foxconn chief executive Terry Gou. “This system will be state-of-the-art technology to reduce the water our facility needs to operate by millions of gallons per day. We not only seek to comply with all regulations where we do business, we also work to exceed them when possible.”Foxconn’s domestic water consumption in sinks, bathrooms and other applications will still return to the lake and a substantial amount will still be lost to evaporation through cooling processes.There are few zero liquid discharge systems in use, particularly in the United States, but Dean Amhaus, president and CEO of The Water Council, said Foxconn’s decision could demonstrate the potential of the technology.“It is something we certainly have been advocating for, not just for Foxconn, this is something we believe is the future when it comes to water technology.”He said particularly along ocean coasts a zero liquid discharge system offers an improvement over repeatedly going through a desalinization process to use salt water.“This is going to have to be the trend across the entire world,” he said.Foxconn adopted the same technology at its facility in Sakai, Japan. Woo pointed out there was no government requirement to reuse water, but “we always believed that was the right thing to do.”Foxconn’s plans for its Mount Pleasant operations already included substantial recycling of water to reduce the demand for its manufacturing process from 20.6 million gallons per day to 3 million gallons. Asked if going even further in its water saving efforts would address concerns of some of the project’s critics, Woo acknowledged some may take issue with anything the company does.“In that sense, I always say let’s not worry too much about what they say,” he said. “It’s kind of so be it, because certainly we believe that are are doing the right thing.”The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources approved a plan earlier this year for the City of Racine to divert up to 7 million gallons of water per day outside the Great Lakes Basin to serve the Foxconn plant and surrounding development.An aerial photo of site preparation work at the Foxconn site in Mount Pleasant. (Photo by Curt Waltz of www.aerialscapes.com.)The 2008 Great Lakes Compact generally bans diversions outside of the basin except in certain circumstances. In the case of Mount Pleasant, most of the village is actually within the basin, but the southwest portion is not. The subcontinental divide passes through the middle of the planned Foxconn campus.Most of the diverted water – about 5.8 million gallons per day – was to be used by Foxconn, with 3 million gallons going toward manufacturing processes, 2.4 million toward cooling and 500,000 toward domestic use.The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Riverkeeper, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy and River Alliance of Wisconsin filed a challenge to the diversion plan in May, arguing it violates the compact.Attorneys for Midwest Environmental Advocates, which is representing the groups challenging the diversion, say diversions are allowed “solely for public water supply purposes” defined as a group of largely residential customers.The DNR, however, says the public water supply requirement applies to the system distributing the water, in this case the City of Racine, meaning the diversion meets the requirements of the compact.The department has accepted the groups’ petition for a contested case hearing, but a date for the hearing has not been set.Foxconn’s decision to implement its zero liquid discharge system may be unlikely to alter the challenge to the diversion. Jodi Habush Sinykin, of counsel to Midwest Environmental Advocates, told reporters in May the challenge is about preserving the public supply criteria and the groups don’t necessarily object to the amount of water Racine is requesting.“It’s not an inappropriate amount,” she said of the 7 million gallon figure. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

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11 MustRead Newsletters for Entrepreneurs

first_img Axios FutureWhat it is: A daily newsletter from Axios on developments in today’s most buzzworthy topics, from automation to blockchain to the gig economyWhy we love it: “All of Axios’s newsletters are designed for on-the-go trendsetters with limited attention spans. Everything you need to know about the latest news is encapsulated within the email (although there are links to more info if you’ve got the time). Axios Future goes out in the evenings, so it’s a nice way to recap the day.” — Liz Webber, insights editorMorning BrewWhat it is: A roundup of the day’s business and finance news, told with a strong mix of humor and market savvy.Why we love it: “I’ll be honest — I’m a business writer and editor, but I’m often so busy that I miss some of the day’s major stories. Then this email rolls into my inbox sometime past 6 a.m. every morning, and I feel instantly caught up. I’m consistently impressed with how they crunch complex stories down into quick-hit takeaways, with a strong sense of how the information is most useful (along with some strong puns and gifs).” — Jason Feifer, editor in chiefCB InsightsWhat it is: A free newsletter that covers VC funding, M&A, new patents and other bellwethers of tech industry shifts — and makes them relatable through mentions of vampires, March Madness and other cultural touchstones (about four days/week).Why we love it: “You read a lot about AI, blockchain, VR and emerging tech from the perspective of an analyst spewing anecdotes. CB Insights, on the other hand, has the data to back up its claims, which it presents in an entertaining style. No seriously, you don’t glaze over: It’s anything but dry. The company’s newsletter offers a mix of report summaries, stats and infographics and curated articles, and it’s available for free to a consumer audience about four times per week (and more frequently to enterprise customers who subscribe to full access to CBI’s research). CB Insights co-founder and CEO Anand Sanwal signs all of his letters, ‘I love you,’ and he’s not afraid to share his sense of humor. Case in point: The Oct. 9 newsletter began, ‘Today in Weird Isht That Teens Do,’ then went on to describe a new Instagram phenomenon.” — Lydia Belanger, associate editorRelated: 10 Books Every Aspiring Millionaire Must ReadCultureBanxWhat it is: Business, finance and tech news and its impact on people of color. Why we love it: “Offers great insights and a point of view you don’t always get from other news sources. For instance, in a story about the battle between Apple, Netflix and Amazon for streaming dominance, you’ll learn that African Americans are having an increasing influence on these platforms’ content because, as the writer explains, ‘Black people stream videos more frequently on all devices than the total U.S. population, according to Nielsen.'” — Dan Bova, digital editorial directorMy Sweet Dumb BrainWhat it is: Every week journalist Katie Hawkins-Gaar explores big topics around mental health, including grief, anxiety and depression, impostor syndrome and professional jealousy, and most of all, how to remember to be kind to yourself. Why we love it: “It’s like getting a letter from a friend that has been there and gets it. Hawkins-Gaar’s honest and deeply felt essays and useful tips and resources provide a framework to talk about things that are often so daunting to be open about, even with the people that you trust — especially if you feel like you have to have it all together, as so many entrepreneurs do.” — Nina Zipkin, staff writerRelated: 5 Books Billionaire Bill Gates RecommendsAutoweek Daily DriveWhat it is: Autoweek’s daily newsletter breaks down the top auto-related stories of the day, from new vehicle launches and reviews to technology and industry news.Why we love it: “Who wouldn’t love pics of the coolest new cars on the planet delivered to their inbox every morning? But it’s more than just shiny Ferraris and Lamborghinis. As cars and tech continue to shape the future of travel and commerce, the auto-obsessed experts at Autoweek condense the day’s biggest news into quick, easy-to-read stories. What’s that wily Elon Musk up to now? Be the first to know.” — Patrick Carone, special projects directorWall Street Journal What’s NewsWhat it is: The Wall Street Journal’s daily newsletter brings together political, business and cultural news in a digestible format.Why we love it: “The Wall Street Journal is a journalistic institution for a reason: it breaks a lot of news. If you want to learn about the latest in tech, business and politics, you may as well go straight to the source. The newsletter also collects interesting stories from other publications as well, and also features a story that happened that day in years past. While the newsletter is free, the Wall Street Journal’s website has a paywall.” — Stephen Bronner, news directorScienceWhat it is: Science magazine’s daily newsletter highlighting the latest news and trends in tech, space exploration, medical advances, climate research and more.Why we love it: “Did you know that Jupiter’s moon Europa has a subterranean ocean that might have extraterrestrial life swimming around in it, but that landing a NASA explorer there is problematic because the surface is covered in giant blades of spaceship-destroying ice? I didn’t until I started reading this newsletter. While I have no plans of getting into the space exploration biz, this kind of stuff gets me so inspired. Whether I’m learning about stars being ripped in half by black holes or new lifeforms being discovered at the depths of our oceans, this newsletter’s bite-size news briefs and amazing photos make me want to think bigger. And also? I’m counting on the editors to give me a heads up if a planet-killing asteroid heading our way and with that, permission to order extra bacon on my breakfast sandwich.” — Dan Bova, digital editorial directorRelated: How Frequently Should You Be Sending Out Your Email Newsletter?Hot PodWhat it is: A deep dive into the business of podcasting, from news to reported stories about trends and major changes.Why we love it: “I’m obsessed with podcasts — as a listener, a creator of two of them, and as a guy making his living in media. Podcasting is still emerging in every way: economically, creatively, technologically. And Nick Quah’s Hot Pod newsletter is the most insightful and informative look into the industry I’ve seen. This past week, for example, he led off with a deep dive into the weird manipulations that seem to be taking place on the iTunes charts. He had news of Spotify opening up its platform to more podcast creators, which instantly sent me into strategizing mode (only one of my shows is currently on there). And lots more. For anyone curious about how this industry works, how to make money in it, and where it’s going next, Hot Pod is the must-read.” — Jason Feifer, editor in chiefMorning Media NewsfeedWhat it is: AdWeek’s daily newsletter highlighting the latest news in media (print, digital, broadcast, telecommunications and business). Why we love it: “As a journalist, it’s vital for me to stay up to date on key trends in my industry — who’s hiring, who’s firing and which headlines have generated unprecedented amounts of buzz. But it’s equally relevant for any well-versed entrepreneur or high-ranking businessperson. The newsletter rounds up coverage from a host of outlets, covering everything from Elon Musk’s likely replacement as Tesla’s chairman to Snap Inc.’s launch of 12 original shows. (And that infamous Trump Administration op-ed? A morning heads-up on that was included, too.) For me, this weekday email does what I believe any successful newsletter should: ensure you’re never caught off-guard at the water cooler — or, more accurately, the coffeemaker — when someone brings up a pivotal piece of news.” — Hayden Field, associate editorEntrepreneurWhat it is: A daily feed of the top content on Entrereneur.com, as well as special deals on events and exclusive programs.Why we love it: “OK, fine, maybe I’m biased here, but this newsletter does an amazing job of highlighting the many voices, opinions and philosophies of our network of hundreds of contributors and staffers. There is a lot happening in the entrepreneurial world, and whether you are just getting started or have been at it since the day you were old enough to have a newspaper route, this gives you a fantastic overview of what’s going on out there.” — Dan Bova, digital editorial director Newsletters Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Next Article 11 Must-Read Newsletters for Entrepreneurs Image credit: BrAt_PiKaChU Entrepreneur Staff –shares October 12, 2018 Add to Queue Entrepreneur Staff Entrepreneur magazine and digital editors share their picks. 8 min read Register Now »last_img read more

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Prenatal maternal depression has important consequences for infant temperament study shows

first_img Source:https://newsroom.wiley.com/press-release/infant-mental-health-journal/maternal-depression-and-natural-disaster-related-stress-d Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Feb 6 2019A new Infant Mental Health Journal study demonstrates that prenatal maternal depression has important consequences for infant temperament. Furthermore, the negative impact of prenatal maternal depression appeared to be magnified when pregnant women lived through Superstorm Sandy.The study analyzed data on 310 mother-child dyads, with 64 percent of women being pregnant prior to Sandy and 36 percent being pregnant during Sandy. Compared with other infants, infants born to women with prenatal depression were more likely to experience greater distress, greater fear, lower smiling and laughter, lower high- and low-pleasure seeking, lower soothability, slower falling reactivity, lower cuddliness, and greater sadness at six months of age. These effects were amplified when women were pregnant during Superstorm Sandy.”The fetal period is one of the most critical periods for neurodevelopment. Prenatal stress, especially during this critical period of fetal development, may render the developing brain more vulnerable to additional stressors such as maternal depression,” said lead author Dr. Yoko Nomura, of Queens College, the Advanced Research Science Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “Natural disasters may increase in frequency and magnitude, but we can attempt to alleviate the negative impacts on offspring if we identify high risk pregnant mothers with depression and offer them interventions to make them more resilient.”last_img read more

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