Fabinho I wasnt close to United move

first_imgLiverpool’s new signing Fabinho has revealed he was never close to joining Manchester United.The 24-year-old, Brazilian midfielder who spoke of his desire to play at Old Trafford for United last summer, confirmed he had minor talks with Man Utd but that no concrete offer was made for him.Fabinho who signed for Jurgen Klopp’s men for a fee around £42.3 million while speaking FourFourTwo magazine says:“I was never close to signing for Manchester United.”“I heard things about it but the truth is, it was never a strong possibility.”divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“I won’t deny there were a few conversations about my situation with Monaco, but there was an official offer from United.”The former Real Madrid man is familiar with current Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho, who gave him his Madrid debut towards the end of the 2012-13 season in a 6-2 victory over Malaga.The Brazilian midfielder who can also play as a right full-back had no qualms about joining Liverpool.“As soon as they told me they wanted me here at Anfield, it was an easy decision. Every player wants to play for clubs with massive history and success,” he added.last_img read more

Report United join Willian race

first_imgManchester United has joined the race to secure Willian transfer after Brazil’s exit from the World Cup, according to The Sun.The winger is also a subject of interest from Barcelona and the Spanish club saw a transfer bid for the player rejected by Chelsea.The Brazilian is believed to be the number one target of Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho and the former English champions are hoping to pip Barcelona to his signature.The duo worked together at Chelsea after Jose signed Willian from Anzhi Makhachkala in the summer of 2013.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Willian is reportedly considering his future at Stamford Bridge and the understanding is the winger will decide to leave should Antonio Conte remain as Chelsea manager.Willian, 29, was one of the few bright sparks in an otherwise lacklustre showing by Brazil at the World Cup in Russia. Tite’s men were sent home following a 2-1 quarterfinal loss to Belgium.Should he join United, he’ll become the second Brazilian signing of the summer for the Carrington based team.last_img read more

Courtois I will compete with Navas for the number 1 jersey

first_imgThibaut Courtois insists that he will have to compete with Keylor Navas to win the number one jersey at Real Madrid after finalising his move todayThe Belgium international finally completed his move to the Spanish giants putting an end to months of uncertainty and signed a six-year deal after passing his medical.Shortly after being presented to the media as Los Blancos’ newest signing, Courtois was asked about the battle he faces with regular first-choice goalkeeper Navas at the Santiago Bernabeu.“Keylor is a great goalkeeper and he has helped Madrid a lot in winning a lot of titles recently but I’m here to help and contribute my own qualities,” said Courtois, according to Marca.“Nobody at the club has assured me that I’m going to be a starter and I’m simply here to compete, the same as I was when I joined Chelsea with [Petr] Cech.”The 2018 World Cup Golden Glove winner spent three seasons on loan with Real’s city rivals Atletico Madrid between 2011-14.But, despite having once been a member of Los Rojiblancos, Courtois repeatedly kissed the Real crest at his presentation.“In terms of Atleti, I have great respect for them. I think I have earned the respect of the people there but now I’m here,” said the 26-year-old.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“I have never kissed the crest of another club because in this situation, I really feel it.”The 2013 La Liga goalkeeper of the Year promises that he returns better and more mature than ever.“I’m now back in LaLiga with a lot more experience, more muscle and I’m more mature,” he said.“I have improved a lot and I still have my best years ahead of me.”?⚽ @thibautcourtois#WelcomeCourtois pic.twitter.com/13eQtbvBTg— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) August 9, 2018last_img read more

FIFA Gate implicates Bahamian Banker

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 02 Jun 2015 – Also from the region: A CIBC First Caribbean banking executive in The Bahamas is alleged to have hopped onto a plane to go and collect a cheque, reportedly for a quarter of a million dollars as an alleged bribe… more harrowing reports coming in the aftermath of arrests in the FIFA Gate scandal. This one is reported in the Bahamas Tribune newspaper. Related Items:bahamas tribune, CIBC First Caribbean bank, fifa gate scandal Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp CIBC First Caribbean Bake Sale for the Curelast_img read more

Celebrate St Patricks Day Early With A Dinner Dance At Shriners Auditorium

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington-Tewksbury Chamber Of Commerce To Hold Music Bingo Bash On March 8In “Business”Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce Announces 11th Annual Comedy NightIn “Business”COMING TO THE SHRINERS: Women’s Roller Derby On August 3In “Sports” WILMINGTON, MA — The Shriners are holding a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road). A social hour begins at 6pm. Dinner starts at 7pm.The evening features an Irish dinner; music; and prizes. Tickets cost $25. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact 978-657-4202 x 216.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.last_img read more

IndianAmerican businessman found dead in Delhis Taj Palace

first_imgGetty ImagesAn Indian man was found dead in his room at the Taj Palace in New Delhi on Saturday morning.Munni Jaitely, a 35-year-old Indian-born US citizen, travelled frequently to India due on business needs and had landed in the national capital on Thursday. His father felt something amiss when his calls to Munni went unanswered. His father then called the hotel reception and asked them to check, reported IANS.”His father called the hotel reception and requested them to check his son’s status. The hotel staff tried to connect with Jaitely through the landline, but didn’t succeed,” Eish Singhal, the Additional DCP, was quoted as saying by IANS.Singhal said that the manager went to Munni’s room on the sixth floor and knocked on the door. Upon getting no response, the manager used his master key card and opened the door to find Munni lying unconscious.Munni was rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. Due to the uncertainty surrounding Munni’s death, the police were informed and an investigation was launched.The preliminary investigation revealed that there was no foul play since no one, including the hotel staff, was in the vicinity of Munni’s room between Friday night and Saturday morning, according to the CCTV footage.”A medical board would conduct an autopsy on Monday to ascertain if he consumed any drug, causing the death,” said the Additional DCP.last_img read more

Will March For Our Lives Influence Politicians–Particularly In Texas– And Why That

first_imgThis is the latest Politics 101 episode with our political experts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer , with the highlights of the week:  Sharelast_img

Study finds aboriginal hunting technique causes increase in number of prey

first_img More information: Niche construction and Dreaming logic: aboriginal patch mosaic burning and varanid lizards (Varanus gouldii) in Australia, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Published 23 October 2013 DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2013.2297AbstractAnthropogenic fire is a form of ecosystem engineering that creates greater landscape patchiness at small spatial scales: such rescaling of patch diversity through mosaic burning has been argued to be a form of niche construction, the loss of which may have precipitated the decline and extinction of many endemic species in the Western Desert of Australia. We find evidence to support this hypothesis relative to one keystone species, the sand monitor lizard (Varanus gouldii). Paradoxically, V. gouldii populations are higher where Aboriginal hunting is most intense. This effect is driven by an increase in V. gouldii densities near successional edges, which is higher in landscapes that experience extensive human burning. Over time, the positive effects of patch mosaic burning while hunting overwhelm the negative effects of predation in recently burned areas to produce overall positive impacts on lizard populations. These results offer critical insights into the maintenance of animal communities in the desert, supporting the hypothesis that the current high rate of endemic species decline among small animals may be linked to the interaction between invasive species and mid-century removal of Aboriginal niche construction through hunting and patch mosaic burning. Goanna (Varanus varius). Credit: Wikipedia Citation: Study finds aboriginal hunting technique causes increase in number of prey (2013, October 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-10-aboriginal-technique-prey.html (Phys.org) —A team of American researchers led by anthropologist Rebecca Bliege Bird of Stanford University has found that a bush burning hunting technique used by aboriginal hunters in western parts of Australia leads to an increase in the number of sand goannas—their main prey. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, the team describes a decade long study of the Martu Aboriginal people, their hunting techniques and the impact the people have on their environment. 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. Hunting with fire appears to benefit Australia’s small-mammal populations, researchers say The common assumption in field studies is that when humans hunt, the number of prey falls—it just seems to be common sense. In this new effort, Bliege Bird and her colleagues have found that may not always be the case. In studying how the Martu people hunt, the researchers learned they use controlled small fires to burn away brush that allows them to find the dens of sand goannas—a type of monitor lizard. Their controlled small burns are in stark contrast to the wildfires that race across the bush due to lightening strikes in areas where the Martu don’t live and hunt. Once the dens have been located, the hunters (all women) use sticks to prod the lizards into revealing themselves. Once killed, the lizards are cooked and eaten—they make up a substantial portion of the Martu diet.Aboriginal people have been living in the Australian Outback for thousands of years, and until recently, were allowed to continue their hunting practices without interference by modern people that have migrated to the country. Believing that the people living in the outback were depleting the numbers of animals that lived in the bush, the government began attempting to move them towards a more modern way of living. Unfortunately, that move appears to have backfired as the numbers of indigenous animals has been declining with several groups going extinct altogether. This new research suggests that because the Aboriginal people have been living in the environment for such a long time, they have become an integral part of its existence.center_img Play A burning approach mixing practical philosophy and knowledge leads to a near doubling of lizards and improves habitat, according to a study by Rebecca and Doug Bird, researchers affiliated with the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. The fire makes it easier to spot burrows from longer distance, and, by removing grass, improves the ability to locate the animal in its burrow. Credit: Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment Over the years, the research team has conducted extensive surveys of sand goannas both near where the Martu live, and in distant places. In so doing, they have found that there are on average twice as many of the lizards in the areas where the Martu hunt, than in those areas where they don’t. They attribute this to the localized burning that is used to hunt them. They believe it leads to a more varied environment that allows for more diversity, which in turn means more food for to the lizards, causing growth in population. Journal information: Proceedings of the Royal Society B © 2013 Phys.org Explore further PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenlast_img read more

Bedi hails adversary takes potshots at party

first_imgAt a time when BJP humbly accepted  defeat and described it as a ‘collective loss’, its Chief Ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi blamed party leadership for her rout.While giving ‘full marks’ to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Chief Arvind Kejriwal for his historic victory, Kiran quickly changed her stand and claimed that she had given her best. “It was the BJP that lost and needs to introspect. They should find the reasons for the defeat,” Bedi, who lost from Krishna Nagar seat, a BJP stronghold for years, said. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIRaking up the issue, she claimed that BJP made her a member without taking any money and said, “I am part of the BJP. I don’t regret my decision. Who is saying I am not taking responsibility for the BJP defeat? I am.. I also said BJP leadership will take stock of what went wrong!” she said.Shocked over the debacle, a reluctant and cornered BJP initially refused to come out with an official statement but senior party leader and union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad accompanied by state BJP chief Satish Upadhyay accepted the defeat ‘officially’. “BJP respects the verdict of Delhi voters. We humbly accept our defeat in Delhi. People chose to go with PM Modi and BJP in the Lok Sabha elections, but chose AAP over us in Assembly elections. We will play the role of a responsible opposition,” he added. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindUpadhyay, who was accompanied by party MP Prabhat Jha and national general secretary Ram Lal, looked devastated. “People have dissected us and we have to accept it,” Jha said. On the context of whether the result would weaken BJP’s standing in Bihar, West Bengal and in Punjab in coming years, a party leader said: “ We will take stock after our party chief Amit Shah returns from Ahmedabad after his son’s wedding. Then there will be major changes in the party structure.”last_img read more

Fairmont to bask in Dalai Lamas ocean of wisdom

first_imgSource = ETB News, T.N. “Having the entire resort secured by His Holiness and delegation together with its location will complement the retreat nature tremendously,” Fairmont Blue Resort Blue Mountains MGallery director Bernie Boller said.    “Situated in the Blue Mountains National Park, the area is part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, listed for its remarkable geographic, botanic and cultural values, including the protection of sites with Aboriginal cultural significance,”  The “Ocean of Wisdom Australian Visit” will be the Dalai Lama’s tenth visit to Australia, where he will visit Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.  The Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains will host the Dalai Lama in his next tour of Australia in 2015. center_img “All these will ensure a tranquil setting for such a rare and exclusive event.” The Dalai Lama will visit Australia from the 4 June to 15 June 2015.  His Holiness will be running a ‘Highest Yoga Tantra Initiation and Teaching’ retreat for hand-picked Buddhists to progress to the next level of practice. last_img read more

House adopts Slagh resolution on Omphalocele awareness

first_img25Jan House adopts Slagh resolution on Omphalocele awareness Photo Information: Rep. Bradley Slagh is joined by Ellie Hopke of Zeeland (left) and Brianna Steffen of Chesterfield Township (right) for the adoption of his resolution.A resolution introduced by Rep. Bradley Slagh, of Zeeland, to recognize families affected by an abdominal birth defect received unanimous support on the House floor this week.House Resolution 12 declares Jan. 31, 2019 as Omphalocele Awareness Day in the state of Michigan. An omphalocele is a birth defect that prevents the baby’s abdominal wall from closing properly during the course of a pregnancy, which allows for organs to partially or completely protrude outside of the baby’s body.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the birth defect occurs in roughly one of every 5,000 live births. After meeting with a young lady from his district, Ellie Hopke, Rep. Slagh said “Ellie’s story of overcoming obstacles is inspiring, and by tirelessly raising awareness, she gives hope and support to affected families who also need to overcome the physical challenges of this condition.”Ellie was able to visit the state Capitol to witness the House pass Rep. Slagh’s resolution. “I’m most proud to be helping create this awareness day because I know how uncommon and scary this whole process can be,” Ellie said. “I think it’s important to embrace our differences and not hide behind them.” She was joined by her mother Mindy Hopke, of Zeeland. This will be the eighth observance of Omphalocele Awareness Day.For more information, contact Rep. Slagh by calling (517) 373-0830 or emailing bradleyslagh@house.mi.gov.### Categories: Slagh Newslast_img read more

Rep Miller sets local office hours for March

first_img Categories: Miller News State Rep. Aaron Miller, of Sturgis, today announced two upcoming dates where he will hold in-district office hours for the month of March.“Transparency and openness are essential to both good government and effective representation,” Miller said. “I encourage anyone with a question to attend and I look forward to our discussion.”Rep. Miller will be available Saturday, March 23 at the following time and location:7 to 9 a.m. at Yoder’s Country Market, 375 Eleanor Drive in Centreville.Rep. Miller will also be available Monday, March 25 at the following times and locations:7 to 8:30 a.m. at Shell, 465 W. Main St. in Mendon;9 to 10:30 a.m. at Dawn and Phil’s Café, 105 E. State St. in Colon; and11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Five Lakes in Meijer, 408 W. South St. in Sturgis.No appointments are necessary. Those unable to attend may contact Rep. Miller’s office at (517) 373-0832 or AaronMiller@house.mi.gov.### 15Mar Rep. Miller sets local office hours for Marchlast_img read more

Pay TV giant Sky has won a legal victory in a disp

first_imgPay TV giant Sky has won a legal victory in a dispute with Microsoft by preventing the latter from registering a European trademark for Skype. The General Court of the European Union accepted Sky’s contention that the Skype brand and the figurative elements of its logo could result in consumer confusion.“As regards the visual, phonetic and conceptual similarity of the signs at issue, the Court has confirmed that the pronunciation of the vowel ‘y’ is no shorter in the word ‘skype’ than it is in the word ‘sky’. In addition, the word ‘sky’, part of the basic vocabulary of the English language, remains clearly identifiable in the word ‘skype’, in spite of the fact that the latter is written as only one word. Last, the element ‘sky’ in the word ‘skype’ can perfectly well be identified by the relevant public, even if the remaining element ‘pe’ has no specific meaning,” the Court ruled.The court also ruled that the Skype logo, which includes the Skype name surrounded by a cloud-like graphic, could heighten confusion.“Conceptually, the figurative element conveys no concept, except perhaps that of a cloud, which would further increase the likelihood of the element ‘sky’ being recognised within the word element ‘skype’, for clouds are to be found ‘in the sky’ and thus may readily be associated with the word ‘sky’,” it argued.The court found that Microsoft’s argument that Skype’s name is already well-known had no relevance because “even if the term ‘skype’ had acquired a meaning of its own for identifying the telecommunications services provided by the company Skype, it would be a generic, and consequently descriptive, term for services of that kind”.The court further ruled that while, Sky and Skype operate in “peaceful coexistence” in the UK, that only related to Skype’s core business of peer-to-peer telecommunication services and does not “lessen the likelihood of confusion in respect of the many other goods and services covered by the signs”.Microsoft has pointed out that the case relates to the trademark registration rather than Skype’s use of its mark.Sky said that the case related to a long-running dispute over the extension of the Skype trademark to cover goods and services that overlap with its own, including “TV-related” products and service.last_img read more

Casey Researchs Chief Energy Investment Strategis

first_imgCasey Research’s Chief Energy Investment Strategist, Marin Katusa, whose portfolio profited nicely the last time the uranium bull broke loose a decade ago, recently interviewed a group of world-renowned energy experts to discuss the prospects for the sector that some considered doomed by the Fukushima disaster. Anti-nuclear power sentiment has by no means evaporated, but Katusa sees clear signals that the bulls are ready to run, not least of which is the recent attack on the Somair uranium mine in Niger. Why? First, the 20-year Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) Program agreement between the U.S. and Russia, aka “Megatons to Megawatts,” expires this year. Second, the end of that program will allow Russia to sell its coveted uranium, which currently powers one of every 10 homes in the U.S., to the highest bidder. With 200 nuclear power plants under construction or on the drawing boards, China is likely to be first in line, with India and even oil-rich Saudi Arabia on its heels. Third, the increase in nuclear plants being built around the world will stimulate huge demand while supply inevitably dwindles. Because it can take a decade to bring a uranium mine on-line, new mining production can’t grow fast enough to meet the demand. Fourth, like it or not, nuclear energy is clean—while the average coal-fired power plant in the U.S. emits nearly 4 million metric tons of CO2 each year, nuclear power plants emit no carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, mercury or other toxic gases. Finally, last Thursday, an Al-Qaeda splinter group attacked the Somair uranium mine in Niger—owned by French uranium giant Areva. This will further disrupt global uranium supplies and emphasizes what the energy experts have been saying: Uranium is prime for price increases. Casey Research agreed to share Katusa’s segment with Sprott U.S. Holdings Chairman Rick Rule with The Energy Report readers and invites you to listen to the rest. Marin Katusa: We first met 10 years ago, when you were begging people to buy uranium companies, and the market boomed. Those of us who followed your advice made a lot of money. Are you expecting a replay in that market? Rick Rule: I think so. The similarities are interesting. At that time, the price of uranium on the market was less than what it cost to produce it, which meant that one of two things would happen: Either the uranium price would go up, or the lights would go out. Those were the only two choices. We’re in a situation now where the uranium price on world markets is lower than what’s required to bring online the supplies needed to keep the lights on around the world. So once again, either the uranium price goes up, or the lights go out. I think the price will go up. MK: What can you tell investors who are nervous about uranium? Nuclear power is unpopular. Why should investors expect its feedstock to have this massive bull market? RR: You make money in financial markets by buying low and selling high, and you can’t buy low when something is universally loved and every investor is competing with you. You have to buy things when they are unloved. In natural resources, you can be a contrarian or a victim. You had the good sense of getting into the market when uranium was cheap, and you also had the good sense to get out when everybody else was flocking in. You did what you were supposed to—buy it when it was out of favor and sell it when it came into favor. It’s out of favor again. You will make money buying it now and selling again when it returns to favor, because it will. MK: Are you currently investing in companies that are exploring for and producing uranium in the junior resource sector? RR: We are. We are investing in the broader junior resource sector because it is universally unloved, and we are specifically investing in the uranium sector. We invest in any commodity where the selling price on global markets is less than the cost of production and where we see ongoing demand. The price has to rise to meet demand. MK: Considering that China is on its way to building twice as many nuclear reactors as America, India is building theirs and Saudi Arabia—which is so rich in oil and gas—is planning on building 16 nuclear reactors, does that make the argument for uranium better today than it was 10 years ago? RR: I wouldn’t argue that it’s better, because the situation 10 years ago was superb. But it doesn’t have to be better. A lot of people added a zero to their net worth as a consequence of that market. If they increase their net worth only five times, would that be sufficient? MK: I think it would. Like uranium, the junior resource sector is not popular. How would you advise people to invest in that sector today? RR: They have to invest in themselves before they invest in the sector. They have to get educated about natural resources and you don’t get educated about natural resources in The Wall Street Journal. These businesses differ from other businesses. You need the courage and the common sense to invest in contrarian fashion. You need to buy out-of-favor sectors and once your thesis has been vindicated and you’re feeling smart, you need to sell those sectors. It’s very important that you both buy low and sell high. Industry cycles in natural resources are very predictable, and after you discipline yourself, find information sources you can trust and figure out how to use those information sources, you will find the sector extremely generous. MK: What is the most important factor when you look at a company? When Rick Rule and Sprott write a check with their own money into a company, what’s the most important element of that investment decision? RR: If it’s a speculative, junior company, the three most important factors are people, people and people. In the uranium sector for example, when the resource became popular in the middle part of the last decade, there were 500 junior uranium companies but only 20 competent teams. MK: And of those 500 companies, about 480 disappeared. RR: Another thing that argues in your favor today is that you’re now able to come in and buy companies with $50M market caps that spent $250–300M they raised cheaply during the boom. Those are very attractive propositions. MK: Can anything derail this nuclear renaissance? RR: If there’s a black swan on the nuclear side, it would be another event like Fukushima, Chernobyl or Three Mile Island. On the financial side, it would be another 2008-style psychotic break. But if that happened, your uranium portfolio would be probably the least of your concerns. MK: As always, Rick, it was a pleasure. Thank you. Uranium prices have nowhere to go but up. Rick confirmed that, as do the other experts in the videocast. Listen for the insights from: Spencer Abraham, who served as the 10th U.S. Secretary of Energy (2001-2005) during the George W. Bush Administration. Lady Barbara Thomas Judge, chairman emeritus of the U.K. Atomic Energy Authority, chairman of the Pension Protection Fund, and U.K. business ambassador on behalf of U.K. Trade and Investment, and is an appointed member of the TEPCO Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee. Herb Dhaliwal, former Canadian minister of natural resources and senior regional minister for British Columbia. Amir Adnani, co-founder and CEO of Uranium Energy Corp. (UEC:NYSE.MKT), which operates North America’s newest uranium mine; located in South Texas, it’s the first new uranium production in the U.S. in seven years. Casey Research has identified the top three undervalued uranium stocks that you should invest in right now to be well positioned for the coming uranium bull market. Compiled into a special report, Three Must-Own Uranium Stocks, Casey is making this time-sensitive special report available exclusively for viewers of this webinar.last_img read more

first_img – — A World Gone Mad Even a cursory glance at the headlines should give any thinking person pause. While I consider myself an optimist over the long run, I am considerably less so over the short-to-intermediate period. Of course, these things are all relative and, in many cases, based on geography. Living in Aspen, provided you can afford it, would give you an entirely different perspective than what you’d have from living in the ’hood of Chicago or Detroit. In Aspen, your biggest challenge of the day might be deciding which upscale hash house to dine at. By contrast, in Chicago or Detroit that challenge might be getting to the grocery store and back in one piece. Likewise, living in Argentina, especially as an expat with a few bucks in your jeans, life runs to the idyllic with a rare cultural harmony. In Europe, on the other hand, the citizenry is under siege from a politically contrived invasion from the Middle East and Africa. Life(style) & Liberty In Argentina, people enjoy an extremely high quality of life thanks, in no small part, to low prices and the excellent quality of the food (and wine, for that matter…) which is among the best in the world. This is especially true in a small town such as that of Cafayate, where a group I am part of has built a truly exceptional lifestyle community. In Cafayate, most of what you eat comes from family farms in the valley or just beyond. Back in the “first world” the opposite is true, with high prices and increasingly low-quality produce and meat, as often as not coming from industrial-scale operations. Then there is the steadily encroaching police state in the United States and, increasingly, in Europe. In these places, people are actively afraid of the militarized police. Here in Argentina, outside of some of the more densely populated barrios in Buenos Aires, the crime rate is among the lowest in the world. In the scenic Northwest where La Estancia de Cafayate is located, crime is pretty much non-existent. In the U.S., a dangerous meme has arisen that the military and police should be treated like a special class. Here, as blowback to the excesses of the military government 30 years back, the police and military are reviled or simply ignored by the public, relegated to a far more appropriate role as night watchmen. A Refreshing Lack of Political Correctness Sometimes I can’t believe the articles people email me from the U.S. can be true, but they are. For example, about how one public figure or another has their career ruined for the ginned-up “offense” of speaking their mind about a politically sensitive topic. There is even talk about arresting people who doubt the bad science behind global warming. And a truly perverse culture has grown up around universities where even the slightest perceived slight, a “microaggression,” of a real or fabricated minority sets off a firestorm. I’m happy to report that, so far, political correctness has gained almost no foothold here. I always find it amusing that people still call each other by nicknames such as gordo (fatty), negro (dark-skinned), flaca (skinny), pelado (baldy), and so forth. And no one gets offended in the slightest. Just as it should be. But I fear things in the degraded democracies are only going to get worse. Fortunately, Argentina saw the light and got rid of its version of Hillary Clinton and, hopefully, won’t make that mistake again for many years to come. It Gets Worse Nobody would deny that there is the equivalent of a terrorist Olympics under way. No one can know where these malcontents are going to strike next, or how. But you know the next attack is coming, and that they will continue to come, probably for decades. Of course, the odds of you or anyone you know dying from a terrorist attack are approximately the same as hitting your head after slipping on a toad. The real danger is from the inevitable overreaction of the Deep State, the thick layer of bureaucracy now running the world, to these attacks. Imagine the immediate consequences of a large bomb going off in a major seaport? Or a successful drone attack on some high-value target? Or, or… If the attack is serious enough, and sooner or later it will be, legions of security apparatchiks would slam the borders shut before your morning coffee hit the counter. Remember the empty skies after 9/11? Personally, I just don’t want to live in that world. And, so, I don’t. Doug Casey Editor’s note: Today and tomorrow, we’re sharing an insightful piece from Casey Research founder Doug Casey on his favorite place in the world. As you’ll see, it’s a place well worth hearing about. Doug is well traveled, having been to 155 countries, many of them numerous times. But he decided to build a freedom-lover’s paradise here… What my favorite place in the world doesn’t have…  Cultural conflicts  An immigration crisis  Political correctness  High prices What it does have will surprise you… Reading the news while enjoying a cortado at a café in my favorite place in the world often causes cognitive dissonance. How, I ask myself, can life here be so tranquil when the rest of the world appears gripped by madness? As you might suspect, the café is located in Argentina. Sure, until recently, we had to put up with the antics of La Presidenta, Cristina Kirchner. But she was largely a bad joke ignored by Argentines with any intelligence. She’s gone now, replaced by the free-market-oriented engineer Mauricio Macri. While one can never know how these things turn out, from what I’ve seen so far, I think he’s going to make a huge difference in pretty much every way that counts. Maybe Argentina won’t return to its former position as the sixth-largest economy in the world, as was the case in the early 20th century, but the conditions are right for the economy to do a rocket shot. That’s usually the result when a new team sweeps away the spaghetti string of truly stupid socialist policies and lets an economy breathe. China’s decades of stunning growth following Deng’s liberalization provides a useful lesson. An Embarrassment of Riches Then there’s the proven fact that Argentina has an abundance of natural resources including gold, copper, oil, and natural gas. And there’s the famed Argentine agricultural land stretching from one end of the country to the other. There are few countries in the world with the ability to be completely self-sustaining—Argentina is one of those. Of personal importance to me, it also has a well-educated population, the most sophisticated in South America. Anyone worth knowing down here speaks two, three, or more languages. That is due, in part, to the country’s legacy as one of only a handful of immigrant cultures in the world. Just like the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. What these countries have in common (besides geographically secure borders) are that, in the early days, hardworking settlers from around the world flocked to the country’s wide-open spaces. In the case of Argentina, the indigenous population was largely overrun (it happens) by Spaniards, English, Italians, Germans, Irish, French, etc.—rugged pioneer types who set out to the new world to make their mark. Unlike the current mess in Europe where the immigrants have brought their bad habits with them and refuse to assimilate, in Argentina the newcomers culturally assimilated into the modern Argentine. Generally speaking, a confident, lively, and fun-loving sort who, like the Europe of old, work to live, not the other way around. Returning to the beginning of this letter, Argentina is a “café society,” where people love sharing ideas over leisurely lunches and late dinners. They enjoy life a lot, even when saddled with a poor government such as the one we’ve just seen the back of. There is a reason that, out of all the places in the world I really enjoy, Argentina has filled that spot for many years now. There are other reasons I’ll get back to in a moment but first, back to the cognitive dissonance. Wall Street’s Dirty Little Stock Pattern On April 25, 2016, FINRA required Wall Street to release additional proprietary data on their “secret” trading activity. For more than a decade, Wall Street kept this data on how the most profitable firms invest to itself. And the pattern our research team uncovered when they analyzed it for the first time shocked us… YOU can use it to predict, several days in advance, which stocks are setting up to soar on the stock market.center_img Recommended Links Bonanza-Grade Gold Discovery Now Set To Go LIVE Everyone knows that deadlines in mining—just like technology and biotechnology—can mean huge gains for small stocks that own big breakthroughs. We have been tracking one such breakthrough—and a looming deadline. This is the richest gold discovery we have ever seen in person. The last time something like this happened in 1988, investors in a company called Stikine Resources saw once-in-a-lifetime gains as the stock shot from $1 to $67 per share—a 6,600% increase. Click here for the full story. Editor’s note: Stay tuned for Part II tomorrow, where Doug will explain more about his favorite place…and how you can join him and a group of friends and guests there for an exclusive weeklong event next month.last_img read more

Threequarters of a million people would likely lo

first_imgThree-quarters of a million people would likely lose their food stamps later this year under a new proposal by the Trump administration. The goal is to encourage able-bodied adults to go to work and get off government aid. But opponents predict people would go hungry instead, if the rule goes into effect. A public comment period, which ends Tuesday, has so far drawn more than 28,000 comments overwhelmingly against the proposed rule. Those affected by the proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits are known as able-bodied adults without dependents, or ABAWDs. There were close to 4 million adults in this category receiving food stamps in 2016. About three-quarters of them did not work, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says the administration thinks these people should be able to get jobs, especially now that the nation’s unemployment rate is the lowest it has been in years. “We believe the purpose of our welfare system should help people to become independent rather than permanent dependency,” he recently told the House Agriculture Committee. “We think we are helping people to, again, move into the dignity of work and the respect of providing for their families.”To do that, the administration would stop food stamps after three months for ABAWDs who don’t work, volunteer or get job training for at least 20 hours a week. That’s already the law, but many states waive that requirement in high unemployment areas. The Trump administration would make those waivers much more difficult to come by.It’s part of a broader effort by the administration to impose tighter work requirements on recipients of government aid, such as housing vouchers and Medicaid. A federal judge last week blocked two states, Arkansas and Kentucky, from implementing the Medicaid work rule, calling it “arbitrary and capricious.”But the concept has strong Republican support. “People believe that able-bodied people who can work, should work,” Tennessee Republican Rep. Scott Desjarlais told Perdue, “Do you have any idea why there might be so much pushback and concerns on this measure?””I have no clue,” Perdue responded.At the Franciscan Center in Baltimore, where low-income individuals come every day for food, clothing and other help, people think they have a pretty good idea why opposition is so strong. “Right now, I’m literally dependent on places like this,” says 41-year-old Alton Royal, who carries a small plastic bag containing a couple of rolls and two peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. “This is my meal for the rest of the day.”Royal says he gets $185 a month in SNAP benefits, but he worries he’ll lose them under the proposed rules because he can’t find work. He has a severely injured leg and a criminal record, which limit his options.”But still I have to eat. I have to still try and find employment but I have those barriers against me,” Royal says.Others here are struggling with other barriers, such as homelessness, mental illness and drug addiction. Some already work, but not enough to meet the 20-hour-a-week threshold. One man says he has a janitorial job at the Baltimore Orioles’ stadium, but only when the baseball team is in town. In the winter, he relies on food stamps.”Everybody I know wants to work,” says Royal. “Everybody.”Michael J. Wilson, director of Maryland Hunger Solutions, an advocacy group that opposes the rule, says threatening to take people’s food away won’t help them get a job. By the administration’s own admission, the change would save $8 billion over five years, largely because 755,000 individuals will not meet the new requirements. Wilson estimates that about 30,000 of them will be in Maryland. He says that it’s not just the lack of jobs, but the lack of other options.”If all those folks showed up at a job training site tomorrow, they would swamp the offices,” he says. “There’s not enough space for them to be able to do this.”Perdue notes that there would be exceptions for those who are disabled or can’t work for one reason of another, but it’s largely up to the states. States are not required to guarantee an individual a job, training or volunteer opportunity before stopping their benefits. Looking for work only counts toward the required 20 hours if it’s paired with an education and training program.Craig Gundersen, a professor of agriculture and consumer economics at the University of Illinois, questions the administration’s assertion that imposing work requirements will move more SNAP recipients into the labor force. He says there’s no evidence that receiving food stamps discourages work. “This idea that people are ripping off the system or something, that’s just not true,” he says. In fact, food stamp benefits are structured to encourage work, he says, by reducing benefits gradually as income grows. Gundersen also says the proposal “is just not consistent with the goals of the program,” which is to reduce hunger.For the most part, SNAP has enjoyed strong bipartisan support. A similar work requirement was rejected by Congress last year when lawmakers debated a new farm bill. President Trump announced the proposed rule the same day he signed that bill into law. As a result, congressional Democrats have threatened to sue if the change goes into effect later this year, as the administration intends. Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.last_img read more

Rice to build new soccer track and field facility

first_imgShare1David Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduRice to build new soccer, track and field facilityHOUSTON – (June 4, 2015) – Rice University will begin construction soon on a new $2 million grandstand, enclosed press box and team facilities for soccer and men’s and women’s track and field and cross country.The new grandstand, which will accommodate 1,500 people with a mixture of chairback and bleacher seating, and press box are planned to be completed in January.“We are excited to make this upgrade in a new facility for our student-athletes and fans,” said Joe Karlgaard, Rice’s director of Athletics. “This project goes to our philosophy and vision in creating top-performing teams and championships. We must provide the proper tools for our student-athletes and create inviting venues for our fans to come watch them achieve.”Over the recent years, Rice has made significant investments in improving the infrastructure for students and student-athletes alike. Rice has renovated its multipurpose arena, Tudor Fieldhouse; constructed the award-winning Barbara and David Gibbs Recreation and Wellness Center, which replaced Rice’s 1950-era rec center; opened the new George R. Brown Tennis Center; and is in the process of constructing the Brian Patterson Sports Performance Center in the north end zone at Rice Stadium.The renovation is being fully funded by the university.“We have outstanding soccer and track teams and are delighted that our athletes and their fans will have an improved facility in which to compete and cheer,” Rice President David Leebron said. “These students are extraordinary members of our community, on and off the field, and we’re pleased that these improvements will give them an even better competitive experience and also enable us to continue recruiting the most talented athletes.”The teams’ building will include meeting rooms, a weight room and space for visiting teams, in addition to restrooms for fans.The new grandstand will replace the current facility, which was built in 1966 on the site of Rice’s original football stadium. Rice football moved into Rice Stadium in 1950. The current track and field and soccer stadium did not use any of the old football stadium. The new grandstand will be designed by Jackson & Ryan Architects, the firm that also oversaw the renovation of Rice baseball’s Reckling Park.-30-Follow Rice News and Media Relations on Twitter @RiceUNews.Follow Rice Athletics on Twitter @RiceOwlsDotCom.Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,888 undergraduates and 2,610 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked among some of the top schools for best quality of life by the Princeton Review and for best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. AddThislast_img read more

No Eggs No Mayo FDA Goes After Hampton Creek for Naming Its

first_img Image credit: Hampton Creek | Facebook Updated Thursday, Aug. 27 at 9:00 a.m. ETHampton Creek’s stated mission is to produce healthy, sustainable and affordable food products.According to the Food and Drug Administration, it’s also misleading consumers by labeling its line of vegan spreads “Just Mayo.”The crux of the issue hinges on eggs. True mayo must contain them, the FDA stipulates. Hampton Creek’s line of “Just Mayo” spreads does not, and thus the name is a misnomer at best, misleading at worst. The FDA is making it very clear it’s not amused by Hampton Creek’s antics, writing in an Aug. 12 warning letter to the company:”Just” together with “Mayo” reinforces the impression that the products are real mayonnaise by suggesting that they are “all mayonnaise” or “nothing but” mayonnaise. However, your Just Mayo and Just Mayo Sriracha do not meet the definition of the standard for mayonnaise. According to the labels for these products, neither product contains eggs. Additionally, the products contain additional ingredients that are not permitted by the standard of identity for mayonnaise, such as modified food starch.This is not the first time Hampton Creek has been the target of an egg-based lawsuit. Last year, Unilever (which owns the prominent mayonnaise brand Hellmann’s) sued the company over false advertising and unfair competition arguing, essentially, what the FDA is laying down: no eggs, no mayonnaise.In December, Unilever dropped the lawsuit, perhaps in part because of a Change.org petition asking the company to “stop bullying” the startup, which collected more than 112,000 signatures.Is the FDA perhaps being a tad oversensitive? After all, its definition of mayonnaise hasn’t been updated since the 1950s, when a vegan diet was a mere twinkle in the eyes of the mainstream public. Should Hampton Creek really have anticipated that the FDA would cleave so thoroughly to the egg requirement?Related: Hampton Creek Reinvents the EggAbsolutely, according to Ivan Wasserman, an attorney at Manatt Phelps & Phillips. “What’s surprising is that it took this long. As far as having to comply with the standards of identity, I’d say the FDA has a very strong position,” he told The Washington Post. For the record, when advertising the Just Mayo brand on its site, Hampton Creek does not explicitly state that the product is eggless. Hampton Creek CEO Josh Tetrick is adamant that despite the letter, the Just Mayo name isn’t going anywhere. “We had a good call with the FDA yesterday. They get the import of what we’re doing — and why it matters to our food system,” he said in a statement to Entrepreneur. “This is larger than a conversation about mayo, as innovation — especially when it has a positive impact — is important to them. We’ll sit down with the FDA shortly, and are excited to talk with them about our approach. They understand our mission more than folks realize, and want to find a way forward.”In its letter, the FDA also takes issue with Hampton Creek’s claim that its Just Mayo spreads are cholesterol-free. (To advertise with that label, the agency dictates that food cannot contain “more than 13 grams of total fat per 50 grams”.)”Failure to promptly correct these violations may result in regulatory action without further notice, such as seizure and/or injunction,” the FDA warns.While the agency’s meddling has the potential to cause a series headache for Hampton Creek, it could also be a great marketing opportunity. Just as with the Unilever lawsuit, Hampton Creek is not only able to play the scrappy underdog in a fight with a larger foe (in this case, federal regulators), but it gets the opportunity to spotlight its product and educate consumers about the health and environmental benefits of eggless mayo.Or, eggless…sandwich spread? This is where things get tricky for the company — if the FDA is successful, and Hampton Creek must change its product’s name, are there really any good alternatives?Tetrick isn’t betting on it. “We’re solid on keeping our name,” he said.Related: FDA Grants 23andMe Approval to Sell Test for Rare Genetic Condition Guest Writer Add to Queue Laura Entis No Eggs, No Mayo: FDA Goes After Hampton Creek for Naming Its Vegan Spread ‘Just Mayo’ Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 4 min read Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand 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. –shares August 26, 2015 Regulations Next Article Enroll Now for $5last_img read more

Apple Considering Expansion Into Wearable Glasses

first_img This story originally appeared on Reuters Register Now » Apple Next Article Apple Inc. is considering expanding into wearable glass headsets and has talked about the project with potential suppliers, Bloomberg reported citing people familiar with the matter.The wearable headset would show images, along with other information and may use augmented reality, according to the report.Chief Executive Tim Cook, who has been struggling with a slowdown in iPhone sales in recent quarters, said earlier this year that the company would continue to invest a lot into augmented reality.  Apple, the world’s largest technology company, has ordered a small number of near-eye displays for testing but has not obtained enough for production on a larger scale, the report added.Apple declined to comment.The move would make Apple the latest tech company to venture into wearable glasses.Alphabet Inc.’s discontinued its own wearable glass headset, Google Glass, and closed the social media account linked to the device earlier this year, ending its attempt to popularize the expensive devices with consumers.The device received plenty of attention when it was launched in 2012, but quickly ran into problems with its awkward appearance and privacy concerns over video recording.Snap, an $18 billion company which makes the popular messaging app Snapchat, also launched its own video-camera sunglasses last week.(Reporting by Narottam Medhora in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr) Add to Queue Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business The wearable headset would show images, along with other information, and may use augmented reality. November 15, 2016 2 min read Apple Considering Expansion Into Wearable Glasses Reuters Image credit: Pres Panayotov / Shutterstock Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. –shareslast_img read more