×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Prince previously partnered with Tidal on a series of exclusive releases, also including “HitNRun Phase Two,” the livestream of Prince’s “Rally 4 Peace” concert as well as a weekly “Purple Pick of the Week” series featuring new tracks, exclusives, rarities and more tracks selected by Prince.“Prince led the way, for artistic freedom, for ownership. He’s one of the bravest people I can think of in the industry. He trusted us, not just me, but Tidal, to continue his fight,” said Jay-Z. “Trying to help further that legacy through his music is both an honor we couldn’t pass up as an organization dedicated to empowering artists. This gives his true fans that peak behind the curtain.” NFL, Roc Nation to Stage ‘Inspire Change’ Concert With Meek Mill, Meghan Trainor Next Week Popular on Variety Redman Defends Jay-Z’s NFL Partnership: ‘I’m Sure He’s Going to Open More Doors’ Tidal has announced a series of listening events across the globe for members to experience the forthcoming album from Prince’s estate, “Originals.” The 15-track album features 14 previously unreleased Prince recordings of songs he composed that were made famous by other artists, including “Nothing Compares 2 U,” “Manic Monday” and “The Glamorous Life.”. The tracks were selected collaboratively by Jay-Z and Troy Carter, on behalf of the Prince Estate.Album release celebrations will take place in the United States, Spain, Poland, Brazil and other countries across the globe. In the U.S., Tidal members will have the chance to attend an album release celebration in Los Angeles hosted by Jay-Z on June 6 — for more information, see Tidal.com/Prince.Starting June 7, “Originals” will stream exclusively on Tidal for 14 days. The release represents the conclusion of Tidal’s 2015 deal with Prince, which saw the platform become the exclusive streaming partner for the artist’s music; his music returned to all major platforms in 2017. After the first release on Tidal, “HitNRun Phase One,” Prince said “After one meeting, it was obvious that Jay-Z and the team he has assembled at Tidal recognize and applaud the effort that real musicians put in2 their craft 2 achieve the very best they can at this pivotal time in the music industry. Secondly, Tidal have honored us with a non-restrictive arrangement that once again allows us to continue making art in the fashion we’ve grown accustomed 2, and we’re Extremely grateful 4 their generous support.” Related
“There is quite a large community of physicists that speculates on possible connections between quantum gravity and the measurement problem,” coauthor Hugo Zbinden told PhysOrg.com. “The advantage of the Penrose-Diosi model is that it is testable using today’s technology.” In the physicists’ experiment, the detection of each photon by a single-photon detector triggers a voltage to a piezoelectric actuator. The actuator expands, which in turn causes a tiny gold-surfaced mirror to move. By measuring the mirror displacement, the researchers could confirm by the gravity-quantum connection that the quantum measurement had been successfully finished.All of the steps – from photon detection to mirror movement – take about 7.1 microseconds, which is significantly less than the 60 microseconds it would take a photon to cover the 18 km between interferometers. So measurements made simultaneously at each of the interferometers could not be been influenced by anything traveling at – or even a few times more than – the speed of light.“The significance of our experiment lies entirely in achieving space-like separation, even under the assumption that a quantum measurement is only finished after a macroscopic mass has moved, as in the Penrose-Diosi model,” Zbinden explained.Altogether, the experiment serves to fill a loophole by ruling out any kind of communication between two entangled particles separated by a distance, provided the collapse happens only after a mass has moved. By spatially separating the entangled photons, the test once again confirms the nonlocal nature of quantum correlations. More information: Salart, D.; Baas, A.; van Houwelingen, J. A. W.; Gisin, N.; and Zbinden, H. “Spacelike Separation in a Bell Test Assuming Gravitationally Induced Collapses.” Physical Review Letters 100, 220404 (2008).Copyright 2008 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. In an attempt to rule out any kind of communication between entangled particles, physicists from the University of Geneva have sent two entangled photons traveling to different towns located 18 km apart – the longest distance for this type of quantum measurement. The distance enabled the physicists to completely finish performing their quantum measurements at each detector before any information could have time to travel between the two towns. 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. Many other experiments have observed quantum nonlocality – the “spooky interaction at a distance” that occurs between two entangled particles – and also known as a violation of Bell inequalities. But, as physicists Daniel Salart, et al., explain in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters, these Bell tests might not have gone far enough. If quantum measurements aren’t finished until after a mass has moved (as the team assumes here), then the Bell violations in previous tests might merely have been due to some type of classical communication between particles unknown to today’s physics.In their experiment, the physicists sent pairs of entangled photons from Geneva through optical fibers leading to interferometers in two other Swiss towns: Satigny and Jussy, located 8.2 and 10.7 km away, respectively. The distance between the interferometers in Satigny and Jussy was 18 km. With this large distance between the interferometers, the physicists could perform a more complete quantum measurement than has previously been done. Somewhat surprisingly, physicists have never decided exactly when a quantum measurement is finished (when the “collapse” occurs, if there is any). Different interpretations of quantum mechanics lead to different answers. The most common view is that a quantum measurement is finished as soon as the photons are absorbed by detectors. Previous experiments have been set up to allow enough distance between particle detectors to prohibit communication under this view. But there are also other views of when the measurement is finished, including “when the result is secured in a classical system,” “when the information is in the environment,” or even that it is never over – a view that leads to the many worlds interpretation.The Swiss team followed a view proposed independently by Penrose and Diosi, which assumes a connection between quantum measurements and gravity, and requires a macroscopic mass to be moved. In this view, the measurement takes more time than it does for a photon to be absorbed by a detector. The significance of the Swiss test is that it is the first “space-like separated” Bell test under the Penrose-Diosi assumption. Explore further Measuring light and vacuum fluctuations from a time flow perspective Citation: World’s Largest Quantum Bell Test Spans Three Swiss Towns (2008, June 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-06-world-largest-quantum-bell-spans.html In the Bell test, two photons from an entangled pair were sent from Geneva to Satigny and Jussy, two small towns located 18 km apart. This distance enabled the space-like separation necessary for finishing a quantum measurement in each town, which required a macroscopic mass to move. Detection of the mass’ movement was completed before information could have traveled between the two towns. Credit: D. Salart, et al.
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. Scientists from Gifu University’s Kawasaki and Mouri Laboratory at Gifu in central Japan, say the HIRO III is a “haptic interface robot,” which can transmit realistic sensations of touch to a user’s fingertips. The touch screen uses a 3D display to provide the visual stimulus. Citation: HIRO III lets you feel what you see on screen (w/ Video) (2010, July 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-07-hiro-iii-screen-video.html Robot may perform breast exam (PhysOrg.com) — Researchers in Japan are developing a new touch screen system, the HIRO III, that incorporates a robot hand that could offer a new way of simulating the touching of virtual objects and receiving feedback from them. © 2010 PhysOrg.com The robot is an arm and hand with five fingers to which the user’s own fingers are strapped. The robotic fingers give the user tactile sensations simulating the textures of surfaces, size of virtual objects and a sense of weight. The system is integrated with a three-dimensional display that includes an image of the user’s hand. The hand on the screen appears to be in the same position as the user’s own hand, which could make the experience seem very realistic.Each robotic fingertip has fifteen degrees of movement and the arm has six, which allows it to operate in a relatively large space under the screen. The robot’s movements are controlled by fifteen motors running simultaneously.The device could be used in applications such as controlling robotic arms in factory work, and for simulating procedures for medical diagnosis training. At the moment it is still at the experimental stage and the researchers are concentrating on its potential use in teaching medical students how to carry out tactile screening for breast cancer. Explore further
Kolkata: The Rashbehari Research Institute (RRI) based in Chandannagore is celebrating 100 years of marriage anniversary of Rash Behari Bose and his Japanese wife Toshiko in a befitting manner.”100 years have passed and the duo has kept proving real love. Rash Behari Bose and Toshiko are connected by heart and promised each other to stay together for the rest of their life. Hence, we have decided to make this 100 years of marriage anniversary special,” said Kalyan Chakraborty, the director of RRI. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe RRI in association with some of their friends based in Japan has arranged an exhibition, which is aimed at boosting the cultural bond between the two countries.The two-day exhibition that kicked off on Monday at Rashbehari auditorium in Chandannagore, Hooghly district will showcase large Kimano (Japanese dress), Yukata (Japanese dress), Japanese dolls, Japanese paintings, rare Japanese books etc. Nakamuraya Curry hat was introduced by Bose in Japan in the late 1920’s and Japanese Black & White Rice will also be exhibited. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPThe exhibition will be followed by a Japanese Film Festival and films on freedom movement in the evening.The love life of Rash Behari Bose was brief with the sudden death of his Japanese wife Toshiko, who died of tuberculosis in 1925 only at the age of 28.Married in July 1918, Toshiko had accepted the life of a social outcast and shouldered all domestic responsibility so that Bose can pursue his goal of Indian freedom struggle with dedication.When Bose’s mother-in-law had proposed him to marry again as Toshiko died leaving two young children, Bose said it was impossible for him to love anyone else other than Toshiko. Rash Behari Bose, who has been instrumental in doing the spadework for the legendary organisation of Indian National Army or INA, had sacrificed his job as an officer of the British Raj (he worked as the head clerk at the Forest Research Institute in Dehradun) to join the IndianRevolutionary struggle.”He has been an unsung hero of India’s freedom struggle and 16 books written in Japanese by Bose is yet to be translated in local language. We will urge research scholars to come forward in this venture so that many unknown facts of his eventful life can come to light,” Chakraborty said.
At the Linux Foundation‘s Open Source Summit in Vancouver, Storj Labs a leader in decentralized cloud storage company, launched their ‘Open Source Partner Program’. This program will enable open-source projects to generate revenue when their users store data in the cloud. The program was launched with the aim to bridge the “major economic disconnect between the 24-million total open-source developers and the $180 billion cloud market” as stated by Ben Golub, Storj’s executive chairman and interim CEO. How does the Open Source Partner program work? Open-source projects simply need to integrate Storj into their existing cloud application infrastructure. Since Storj uses an Amazon Web Services ( AWS) S3 compliant interface, this integration should be easy. Storj provides a blockchain encrypted, distributed cloud storage with facilitates data security, improves reliability, and enhances performance when compared to traditional cloud storage approaches. Using client-side encryption ensures that data can only be accessed by the data owners. While harvesting all these benefits, open-source projects that will use the Storj network will be provided with a continuous revenue stream. 60% of its gross revenue will be given to its storage farmers and 40% will be split amongst open-source developers. Through simple Storj data connectors that will be integrated with their platforms, Storj can track data storage usage. Partners will be given help desk support and tools to test the network’s performance and capabilities. What’s in it for open source companies? Monetization has always been a challenge for open source companies. They ultimately require revenue to sustain themselves. Open source drives a sizable majority of the $200 billion-plus cloud computing market which is inversely proportional to the revenue that currently makes its way directly back to their projects and companies. The ‘Open Source Partner Program’ will help open source companies to grow exponentially and meet other financial-related goals. Ultimately, open source companies – even the ones that only provide free products – require revenue to sustain themselves, and the Storj Open Source Partner Program aims to help. What’s in it for Storj? While this revenue generation program will benefit open source companies, it can also be viewed as an effective marketing strategy for Storj. Open source projects are all the rage these days and the more these companies turn to Storj for decentralized cloud-based solutions, the more popularity and recognition Storj gets. Storj, as well as open source companies, realize the importance of openness, decentralization, and broad-based individual empowerment, which is why this program strikes the perfect balance to support open source projects. The Storj Labs has already won over ten major open-source partners, including Confluent, Couchbase, FileZilla, MariaDB, MongoDB, and Nextcloud, to join its Open Source Partner Program. These partners will be given early, immediate access to the V3 network private alpha. You can get a complete overview of the program on Storj’s blog post. Read Next 5 reasons why your business should adopt cloud computing Demystifying Clouds: Private, Public, and Hybrid clouds Google’s second innings in China: Exploring cloud partnerships with Tencent and others
Vivendi’s Brazilian telecom subsidiary GVT has formed a partnership with EchoStar Technologies to create a pay TV joint venture in Brazil. The pair plan to create an entity that could be a major player in the competitive Brazilian pay TV market ahead of the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games two years later. The joint venture will be controlled by GVT and will make use of the latter’s IP network as well as EchoStar’s expertise in satellite technology and video, and EchoStar’s licences in the country, to create a hybrid platform that will be delivered over the internet and via satellite.The agreement is subject to the pair reaching a definitive agreement and on regulatory authorisation.
The Arizona Cardinals successfully put in a claim on offensive tackle Desmond Harrison a day after he was waived by the Cleveland Browns.Because Arizona is first in the waiver claim order, that means the team was able to add the second-year offensive lineman.Arizona released offensive lineman Andrew Lauderdale from the roster in order to make way for Harrison.Harrison was let go after he missed a flight and the first day of Cleveland’s mandatory mini-camp Tuesday, Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens told reporters. A source told Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot it was “one too many missteps” for Harrison, an undrafted player who started eight games as a rookie left tackle last season. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments Share Harrison won the starting left tackle job and started in every game before head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley were fired by the Browns in 2018. He was replaced at tackle by Greg Robinson and never won back the starting role.Related LinksCardinals CB Robert Alford: ‘Time for me to step up’ with loss of PetersonCardinals hope to help Larry Fitzgerald as much as he helps themCardinals’ David Johnson ‘honors’ Carson Palmer with self-made hatVance Joseph: Cardinals defense ‘compliant’; Murphy coming alongThe 6-foot-6, 305-pound tackle entered the NFL Draft Combine two summers ago after he put up the second-fastest 40-yard dash time for a lineman at 4.90 seconds.Harrison went undrafted out of West Georgia in 2017 and began his career at Contra Costa Community College. He earned First Team All-American honors there before he joined Texas for his junior season. Harrison was ruled academically ineligible initially but was eventually cleared.He was suspended multiple times at Texas before leaving the program and spent two years away from football prior to joining West Georgia.The Cardinals can at least get a strong look at Harrison as mandatory mini-camp begins on Tuesday.Three of Arizona’s tackles in D.J. Humphries, Marcus Gilbert and Korey Cunningham are all coming off season-ending injuries. Bud Dupree #48 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is held in the end zone by Desmond Harrison #69 of the Cleveland Browns resulting in a safety during the third quarter in the game at Heinz Field on October 28, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
Following the announcement that Scripps Networks has acquired a 50% stake in UKTV, Bob Baskerville spoke to Graham Pomphrey about what the deal means to the channel operator’s international strategy.When Scripps Networks announced that it had acquired UK cable operator Virgin Media’s 50% stake in UKTV, the joint venture channels business partly owned by BBC Worldwide, it sent out a clear message that the US-based channel operator means business in the UK, and further afield.According to Scripps’ international general manager Bob Baskerville, while the deal will see Scripps bringing its expertise in lifestyle programming to the table, the relationship with BBC Worldwide will give the company some “global clout” as it forges ahead with its international expansion plans.In Europe, the UK has been Scripps’s key market, where its Food Network channel is carried by every platform, bar Virgin Media. The fact that UKTV operates its own successful food channel, Good Food, is no concern to Baskerville, who says that if the US is anything to go by, the UK market is big enough for two food channels. “The ratings for both Food Network UK and Good Food shows that there is room for two food channels in that territory. In fact, a fair amount of the content that performs well on Good Food is from Scripps,” he says.In the US, the broadcaster operates two food channels, with the Cooking Channel (formerly Fine Living) sitting alongside the Food Network in its portfolio; its other channels being home-based networks HGTV and DIY, the Travel Channel and country music channel GAC.Internationally, food is proving to be a winning genre, something Baskerville puts down to the fact that everyone can relate to it, and its potential to touch areas including travel and competition. The Food Network has established a clear presence in the UK by offering predominantly US-produced programming. But over the next few months it will introduce its first locally-produced content, in the form of Andy Bates’ Street Food and Reza’s Indian Food Palaces. “We recognise that long term we need to build a channel that resonates on a more personal level with the people that live in that market and what matters to them in terms of their food.”The UK was an obvious starting point for Scripps’s European development due to the lack of a language barrier. It is now hoping to replicate the model of launching with original US content, building a presence and developing local productions across the rest of Europe, which is currently serviced by a regional Food Network feed. In total, the channel has a presence in 81 EMEA countries. “We’ve seen some great growth in the UK and would like to speed up the growth in other parts of Europe,” says Baskerville. “The market is tough but we have one of the strongest channel presences that you could have in terms of brand equity with the food network.”Aside from its tent-pole channel, Scripps has also launched lifestyle channel Fine Living Network in some European markets, despite the fact that it no longer airs the channel in the US. Domestically, says Baskerville, the channel was too broad for a TV market that prefers closely defined lifestyle genres, hence its rebrand as the Cooking Channel.Internationally, however, Scripps is using the channel brand to deliver a ‘best of’ line-up of programming from its various US channels. Baskerville says the subjective nature of the home genre means domestically produced programming may not resonate so well internationally. “It leads me to believe that there is a fair amount of domestically produced home and garden content that may not resonate as well globally as food content,” he says. But that’s not to say there isn’t anything of interest, “Aspirational and voyeuristic types of shows work all around the world,” he adds. “Fine Living can tap into the home category. It can be what we were reluctant to do in the US and that is to make it a little broader but still interesting. We can even add a bit of travel and even a bit of food. There is a lot of opportunity for it.” The channel is currently available in 59 countries in the EMEA region.Another brand Scripps is looking to launch internationally is the Travel Channel, which it acquired from Cox Communications almost two years ago. However, Baskerville and his team is taking a longer-term view and will not rush to market with a “half-baked” offering. “It took a long time to build the Food Network and that helped us make a relatively smooth transition in taking it to the UK. We’ll take a bit more time with the Travel Channel. Rest assured we are discussing it quite a bit,” says Baskerville.
The Next Crisis Even with the largest bidder in the world on their side, investors can still panic. That would mean a big drop in asset prices, high-profile bankruptcies, and a new crisis. Things move fast. The feds may step in with more QE buying, but they may be a dollar short and a day late. A 20% drop in stock prices is equal to a loss of about $5 trillion in the U.S. alone. The bond market is roughly twice the size of the stock market, so add a 20% drop there and you’re talking real money – a total loss of $15 trillion… which could easily happen in a few days. Now, imagine a drop similar to the 2008-09 plunge… In round numbers, equities lost 50%. Today, there’s about $60 trillion worth of stocks worldwide, so that would be a $30 trillion loss. If the bond market fell in sync, you’d be looking at another $60 trillion or so… or a total loss of market capital of $90 trillion. What would the feds do? Yes, they would buy stocks and bonds. But they would buy at market prices. Owners would still take big losses. And the feds wouldn’t stop there. We are now almost eight years into the central bank’s various “stimulus” programs; they have coincided with the weakest recovery on record. After taking account of inflation, incomes for most Americans are lower today than they were in 2007. Clearly, reducing the cost of credit doesn’t work – even with yields on roughly $13 trillion worth of bonds in negative territory. Fire Up the Whirlybirds So what’s next? When the next crisis hits, central bankers will rush back into their tool rooms and bring out something new. It will no doubt include “helicopter money.” This is the term economist Milton Friedman used to describe direct giveaways of newly minted money without any corresponding increase in the government’s budget deficit. Huge new infrastructure projects will be announced. Tax credits, tax cuts, minimum guarantee incomes – we don’t know what the feds will come up with. But watch out… With the carrot will come the sticks. The feds will impose measures to crack down on tax cheats, tighten the noose on black-market operators, and shut off funds to causes they don’t like. They’ll use their money helicopters to “drone” you. That is, they’ll make sure you do with your money as they please. Mr. Rogoff’s nutty suggestion to restrict cash could become law. Regards, – BREAKING: Steve Sjuggerud launches new product We just discovered a “backdoor” into the world’s most profitable technology stocks. Most people think you need to get in early to make huge gains in Silicon Valley… but there’s actually a much easier and much more predictable way. Learn more. — Recommended Links Don’t touch Gold until you see this A radical new method for gold investing could make you 5 TIMES more money than bullion… beginning with just 60 cents. Details here. Bill Editor’s note: The “War on Cash” is already in full swing… Italy, Spain, Mexico, and Russia have all banned large cash transactions. The European Central Bank just killed the €500 bill. Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers wants the U.S. government to end the $100 bill. Eventually, governments want to eliminate all paper cash. In other words, they want to trap your money in the digital banking system. This will allow the government to track, control, and “tax” your money at will. Now, the average person won’t surrender their financial privacy without a fight. We expect millions of people to pull cash out of their bank account and put it into gold, the ultimate “underground currency.” This could send gold prices through the roof. If you don’t own gold already, we recommend you get started immediately. But first, we urge you to watch this presentation. It explains how to take advantage of a little-known “loophole” in the gold market. In short, we may have found the cheapest way to buy gold coins in America today. Click here to learn more. Editor’s note: Governments have tried anything and everything to stimulate the economy since 2008. They’ve cut interest rates hundreds of times. They’ve printed trillions of dollars. Some governments have even adopted “negative interest rates.” Dispatch readers know these radical measures have failed miserably. But that won’t stop the government from continuing to experiment during the next financial crisis. Today, Agora founder Bill Bonner reveals what the government could do when the next crisis hits. Unlike previous measures, this new policy could directly target the money in your wallet. [This essay was originally published on September 12, 2016, in Bill Bonner’s Diary.] OUZILLY, France – We came back from South America poorer but wiser. For the first time ever, we have had to face the reality of politics; up until now, it was never more than an abstract, theoretical matter. We read about the French Revolution, the Bolshevik Revolution, and the passage of Obamacare. We knew politics was corrupt and repulsive. But except for a brief stint on the board of governors of our local church, we had nothing to do with it. Now the wolf is in our own backyard… so close that we can smell its hot breath and hear the clicking of its pearly teeth as it snaps at our heels. More as it develops… Criminalizing Cash But wait… money sometimes goes “full politics,” too. Take poor Kenneth Rogoff at Harvard. He wants a dollar with a voter registration card, a U.S. flag on its windshield, and a handgun in its belt – the kind of money that supports the Establishment and votes for Hillary. Writing last month in the Wall Street Journal under the headline, “The Sinister Side of Cash,” he noted that “paper currency, especially large notes such as the U.S. $100 bill, facilitates crime: racketeering, extortion, money laundering, drug and human trafficking, the corruption of public officials, not to mention terrorism.” Of course, large notes do make it easier for criminals to operate. Like cellphones. And sunglasses. And automobiles with air-conditioning. But that’s what money is supposed to do: make it easier for an economy to function. You use it as you please. Yes, dear reader, we are back to our regular beat. Money. But what’s this? Finally, we’re beginning to see some action. You’ll recall that the markets have been eerily quiet… with less movement in stocks than we’ve seen in the last 100 years. What gives? Perhaps it was the calm before the storm. The Dow fell nearly 400 points on Friday. We don’t know. It could be the calm before the storm. Or it could be the calm before more calm. How It All Ends There’s something fundamentally tranquilizing about having a central bank that gives out the word that it’s got your back. The Bank of Japan is buying bonds AND stocks (by way of exchange-traded funds)… pushing up prices for both. Under its €1.7 trillion ($1.9 trillion) QE program, the European Central Bank bought so many government bonds, it ran out of new bonds to buy. So, this summer, it added corporate bonds to its shopping list. According to Reuters, it will soon run out of corporate bonds, too. Then it will have to follow the Bank of Japan’s lead… and wade into the stock market… if it wants to keep its QE program going. And in the U.S., the Yellen Fed continues to jive and diddle… teasing investors with the threat of “normalizing” interest rates, but having neither the desire nor the fortitude to act. We’ve been wondering how it ends. Bear markets are facts of life. But if the central bank has set its face to stopping them, then what? Central banks – in the current system – can create unlimited amounts of fake money. They can use this money to buy real financial assets. Theoretically, they could buy all the world’s stocks and bonds. And theoretically, they can leave the feds with almost complete ownership of the planet’s capital. The rich get richer (selling their assets to the feds at inflated prices). The poor get poorer (as the misallocation of capital increases… price signals are distorted… and real wealth is wasted). What goes wrong? Everything. As in politics, the gap between theory and practice is as wide as the Sargasso Sea.
She joined Hannah Cockroft on her lap of honour after finishing seventh behind Britain’s double gold medallist in the T34 200 metres in London 2012.But four years on, Mel Nicholls believes she has a real chance of causing an upset and beating Cockroft in one of her three events in next month’s Rio Paralympic Games.In London, the T34 track races were sprints – 100 and 200 metres – but in Rio there will be a T34 100 metres, a 400 metres and an 800 metres, a race which gives the mid-distance specialist Nicholls a much better chance of a medal.She told Disability News Service: “I have definitely got a chance.”A silver medal in the 800 metres at last year’s world championships was a “great boost”, she said, coming as it did soon after an injury lay-off.She’s world record-holder at 1,500 metres and loves the tactics of the longer races.Nicholls (pictured) said: “I am much more of a distance racer, I am not a sprinter. It definitely goes in my favour.“[The 800 metres] is still a short middle distance but you have got a good lap of time for some tactics, which I absolutely love. That’s my thing.“I see it as like a game of chess. Once you’re into the rhythm you can kind of see it… I know where people are, I know what I can do, and you just play it out, and that makes it really exciting.“With the 800, it’s almost anybody’s race. There are about five of us who can medal. I definitely want to be in that top five.”London 2012 was her first major competition as a wheelchair athlete, and she took part just four years after the last of three strokes which left her disabled.The build-up to Rio has been completely different to London, when she was “a complete unknown”.She said: “I wasn’t on the radar [at London]. I am now. I put a lot of pressure on myself, but since London I’ve been on the team and it’s my job, so there is a lot of different pressure.“That’s really exciting, but it’s a very different feeling.”Nicholls describes herself as a “perfectionist”, both as a person and as an athlete.She said: “There’s no harder taskmaster than I am on myself. You want to be the best you can be.“Also, I don’t want to let my team down. I’m really part of the team. My coaches, the country, everybody that’s invested in me and the sport, I feel I owe them back.“Always I want to please people; I want to please my coaches, my friends, my family. I work myself the hardest because I don’t want to let anybody down.”She copes with the stress and pressure partly through support from a sports psychologist and mindfulness training, which she said has “probably been my biggest help in my training”.The mindfulness proved crucial at last year’s world championships, she said, when she had only returned to training a month before, after an injury, and was lacking in confidence.She said: “I got a silver medal and it was my mind that got me through that race. Your mind is powerful and you can do a lot with that.”Like many Paralympians, she has had to make sacrifices. She hasn’t seen her mother, who lives in France, since last year.Nicholls said: “I don’t see my friends very much; sometimes they can get quite frustrated about that. I don’t see my family.“They understand that. It’s a short time and a small price to pay, I think. I know that they are there backing me and afterwards it will be worth it.”She is looking forward to the “vibrance and the colour” of Rio – “I am a fan of bright colour, everyone knows me for always being in pink” – and to being part of a team environment again.She said: “That was the main thing I noticed from London. I had never been in a team environment before and it felt like a big family.“The people supporting you back home and the team around us, it was a big family, and everyone was there for the highs and the lows.”She said that putting on the Rio 2016 ParalympicsGB team kit for the first time was “wonderful”.She said: “Putting on the kit is something really special. I can imagine putting on a wedding dress, it’s that kind of experience… I will take this over getting married any day.”She added: “We have this amazing crown design, which I absolutely love. It’s very regal. I love the royal family, I absolutely love the Queen, so I think it’s fantastic. If I could wear a crown to race, I would.”Like many Paralympians, she is hoping to inspire the next generation of athletes, as she was inspired herself by watching the 2008 Beijing Paralympics.She remembers joining Cockroft on her 200 metres lap of honour in London.She said: “It was the children, their faces, and they all wanted to high-five you. You could see the magic in their eyes, and that was really special, and that was disabled children or able-bodied children.“For me, if one person is going to take up sport, that’s such a positive, that’s what I want to do.”Nicholls put her wish to inspire the next generation of Paralympic athletes into action five years ago by starting an academy with her coach, basing it at the Coventry Godiva Harriers athletics club.There is now a core group of at least 10 athletes at every session, three times a week, and another 40 people who drop in and out; some of those who attend the sessions are amateurs and some of them professional athletes.She said: “Some of the children do it because it’s a social thing, they have friends there, but they are getting better and better.“The older guys want to come and get fit because they haven’t had the opportunity before.“So we have Paralympic athletes training with everyone else; everyone just mixes in.“It’s a social thing, it’s a confidence thing, a health thing and a competitive thing as well.”One of those training with her at the academy is 15-year-old Kare Adenegan, who watched Nicholls and Cockroft race four years ago in London and made headlines last September after becoming the first athlete to beat Cockroft in her senior career.Adenegan will be racing alongside and against both Nicholls and Cockroft in Rio.
Easy Search. Quality Finds. Your partner and digital portal for the cannabis community. Add to Queue –shares Free Green Entrepreneur App Next Article Governor’s Veto Stalls Vermont Legislation to Legalize Marijuana dispensaries.com Voters are far more willing to legalize cannabis than the representatives they elect. Vermont’s movement to become the first state to consider legalizing recreational marijuana without a vote of the people got derailed this week when Gov. Phil Scott vetoed the measure.Scott rejected a bill that allowed for possession of small amounts of marijuana. The measure also created a commission to study how to set up a regulated adult-use marijuana market in the state, with recommendations on how it might work delivered by November.It did not create a regulated adult-use marijuana market, such as voter-passed measures did in eight states, including Colorado, Washington and California (a distinction lost in many media reports). Scott, a Republican, rejected it, anyway. However, he also made it clear he’s not opposed to legalization and left the door open to compromise.The only roadblock to completing a deal will likely be members of his own party.Related: Congressional Cannabis Caucus Unites to Protect Marijuana IndustryNot philosophically opposed.The other eight states to legalize recreational marijuana all did so through a popular vote by the people. Vermont lawmakers wanted to make possession legal through legislation, and also set up a commission that could eventually recommend how the state could create, regulate and tax an adult-use marijuana market.Other states have watched closely how things turn out in Vermont. Some lawmakers in Illinois, for example, are considering introducing similar legislation. Their issue mirrors that in other states – they want the tax money marijuana brings in to help balance the state budget.For Scott, marijuana legalization presents a bit of a legal quagmire. A Republican serving his first year in office, Scott has politicians in his party vehemently opposed to legalized, adult-use marijuana.However, the bill, passed in the Legislature by a narrow margin, had approval of 57 percent of the state’s voters, according to this survey from March.Scott told reporters after his veto of the bill that he is “not philosophically opposed to eliminating the prohibition on marijuana,” he just wants some changes.Related: San Diego Company Bids to Become First Marijuana Business on NYSEFew changes needed.Actually, the changes Scott wants are relatively minor, leading Vermont newspaper the Burlington Free Press to report there might be a deal by summer.Most of Scott’s issues are about kids and time. He wants:Longer sentences for those who use marijuana in front of children or offer it to children, as well as more severe penalties for driving under the influence of marijuanaMore time for the state to study the regulatory structure needed to have a legal marijuana market, perhaps pushing it back to 2019 or beyondThe Vermont Legislature goes back into session in late June and there could be a compromise worked out there. State Sen. Dick Sears, a Democrat, told the Free-Press its “not a slam dunk but it’s possible.”But while Scott has proposed a compromise, his own party may keep it from happening. Rep. Don Turner, a Republican, said the majority of Republicans lawmakers remain opposed to legalization and will not likely change their minds.Follow dispensaries.com on Twitter to stay up to date on the latest cannabis news. Image credit: Martin Bernetti | Getty Images May 30, 2017 Download Our Free Android App 3 min read Keep up with the latest trends and news in the cannabis industry with our free articles and videos, plus subscribe to the digital edition of Green Entrepreneur magazine. Guest Writer Cannabis Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.
Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Most business owners are aware of the rudimentary keywords and tools necessary to promote their goods and services to consumers, but only search engine optimization experts fully grasp the myriad complexities that earn the maximum bang for your digital marketing buck. Now, thanks to Trada, any business can hire an army of SEO specialists–and even name its price in the bargain.Founded in late 2008 by Niel Robertson in Boulder, Colo., Trada is a crowdsourced paid-search marketplace that lets small businesses leverage the collective acumen of more than 700 certified search experts who earn their living generating low-cost clicks and conversions. Prospective advertisers come to Trada with basic information about who they are and what they do, establishing campaign parameters such as daily budgets, prices per click and target costs per conversion. From there, Trada taps its freelance expert network, and interested parties begin creating ad groups, keywords and ads. If the search experts sell the ad below the advertiser’s preset price, they keep the difference and give Trada 25 percent of their cut. “Paid search is such a big marketplace that it’s hard to get value out of it,” Robertson says. “The basic idea behind Trada was to create a marketplace system where advertisers spend what they want.” The Search Party, Reinvented Next Article • The typical small-business advertiser spent 159 percent more on search advertising this year than in 2009. Add to Queue Marketing Trada aims to make broader online marketing capabilities more accessible–and affordable–to any size business • Attorneys, general contractors and dentists were the most popular advertiser categories.–J.A. Magazine Contributor Small businesses are spending more on online advertising this year than in 2009–and seeing better returns on their investments. A recent report from WebVisible, an online marketing firm in Irvine, Calif., breaks it down: • Approximately 43 percent of all clicks resulted in a web conversion in the second quarter of 2010–an improvement of nearly 40 percent year-over-year. • Conversion activity more than doubled from 2009 for form fills, video views, printed driving directions and bookmarking. This story appears in the November 2010 issue of . Subscribe » Twenty search experts collaborate on the average Trada campaign, which runs about 6,500 keywords and 110 ads across three search engines (Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft Bing). By comparison, the typical DIY small-business campaign incorporates about 60 kMost business owners are aware of the rudimentary keywords and tools necessary to promote their goods and services to consumers, but only search engine optimization experts fully grasp the myriad complexities that earn the maximum bang for your digital marketing buck. Now, thanks to Trada, any business can hire an army of SEO specialists–and even name its price in the bargain.Founded in late 2008 by Niel Robertson in Boulder, Colo., Trada is a crowdsourced paid-search marketplace that lets small businesses leverage the collective acumen of more than 700 certified search experts who earn their living generating low-cost clicks and conversions. Prospective advertisers come to Trada with basic information about who they are and what they do, establishing campaign parameters such as daily budgets, prices per click and target costs per conversion. From there, Trada taps its freelance expert network, and interested parties begin creating ad groups, keywords and ads. If the search experts sell the ad below the advertiser’s preset price, they keep the difference and give Trada25 percent of their cut.”Paid search is such a big marketplace that it’s hard to get value out of it,” Robertson says. “The basic idea behind Trada was to create a marketplace system where advertisers spend what they want.”Twenty search experts collaborate on the average Trada campaign, which runs about 6,500 keywords and 110 ads across three search engines (Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft Bing). By comparison, the typical DIY small-business campaign incorporates about 60 keywords and spans just one search engine.”We offer scale, delivered by people who know what they’re doing–they know how much to bid on keywords and how to write an ad,” Robertson says. “These are things that are not easy to learn. You should be an expert on your business, not paid search.”Google itself has taken notice of Trada: In July, Google Ventures invested $5.75 million in the startup in tandem with Foundry Group, a VC firm in Boulder, Colo. Trada has about 200 advertiser clients across multiple verticals who spend $3,000 to $50,000 per month.Robertson envisions the Trada concept expanding across all segments of online advertising. “It’s a pay-per-performance system, we don’t charge anyone a fee, and we only make money if we surpass the goals our advertisers set for us,” he says. “We’re all in this together.” Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business 4 min read October 4, 2010 Upping the Ad Ante Jason Ankeny –shares Register Now »
What Brands Can Learn From Lilly Pulitzer and Target’s Sold-Out Collaboration Add to Queue –shares 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. Nina Zipkin Enroll Now for $5 Retail April 20, 2015 Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Next Article 3 min read Lilly Pulitzer’s headquarters in King of Prussia, Penn., is nicknamed the Pink Palace – but shoppers who hoped to get their hands on the preppy apparel maker’s line for Target might be feeling blue.That’s because the 250-piece limited-edition collection sold out almost immediately yesterday – in stores and online – with no plans of it coming back.The collaboration with Lilly Pulitzer is the most recent in a long line of designer partnerships between Target and high-end brands like Altazurra, Phillip Lim, Prabal Gurung, Zac Posen, Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexander McQueen and, of course, Missoni, which also had the distinction of crashing Target’s website when it debuted in 2011.Related: Can Target’s New CEO Re-Energize the Big Retailer?Items in the vibrantly patterned Lilly Pulitzer for Target collection ranged from $2 to $150, with the most expensive dress going for $44 dollars. Dresses in Lilly Pulitzer’s main collection retail from $88 to $348 and are sold at high-end retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom, as well as through the company’s website.Many of these high-low collaborations have been wildly popular, but do they actually help or hinder brands in the long run? Laura Ries, co-founder of branding consultancy Ries & Ries, says while this latest collection sold instantaneously, she wonders how it will impact Lilly Pulitzer’s core business – and if future high-low partnerships could end up devaluing it down the line.Related: You Don’t Create Your Company’s Brand — You Discover It.”The more popular it is at Target, the worse it is for Lilly Pulitzer the brand,” she says. “You see the same things happen with the outlets for some brands. Look at what happened to Coach; their outlet business went like hotcakes because you were getting Coach bags at the third of the price and, long term, it hit the exclusivity of their core business. Part of what drives high-end fashion is exclusivity.”Denise Lee Yohn, a retail consultant and the author of What Great Brands Do, says that though the prices were considerably lower, the limited nature of Lilly’s line at Target could end up bolstering the company’s exclusive reputation. “Even among the mass consumers that have an opportunity to buy it, it’s pretty much guaranteed they are going to get shut out…It almost makes the brand even more in-demand.”Related: How Can I Tell If There Will Be Strong Demand for My Product?Lee Yohn says she thinks that the collaborations are often a win-win, the designers can promote their brand and reach a different customer base while the Targets of the world can elevate their retail brand by association with the high end and exclusive. However, there is a downside to the frenzy: the reselling (and requisite marking up) of these hot-ticket items on sites like eBay. “That is less of a win for the retailer and the designer, because then it diminishes the strategy they are trying to implement.”Lee Yohn said that while it might inspire a raft of social media criticism, to protect the equity of the brand, next time, Target might want to look into setting a limit on how many items people could purchase. “In the long run, it might be a smarter way to do it.” Related: 7 Innovators That Changed Retail Forever Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture. Entrepreneur Staff Image credit: Target
SHARE SHARE SHARE EMAIL June 26, 2019 Published on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Wednesday said that a fifth reservoir, that would help quench the thirst of Chennaiites, was nearing completion.The Chief Minister made the remarks at a review meeting of various works undertaken by the Public Works Department, including the creation of the reservoir in the Tiruvallur district.Palaniswami, who holds the PWD portfolio, said 95 per cent of construction work of the new dam has been completed. “The remaining five per cent work will be finished in two months and the government will take steps to store water there in the coming monsoon and ensure unhindered supply to people,” he added.The scheme, announced by the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in 2012, involves linking of the Kannankottai and Thervoykandigai lakes in that district and a reservoir created to store 1 tmc ft of water to cater to Chennai’s needs.The city’s drinking water requirement is presently met from reservoirs at Poondi, Cholavaram, Redhills and Chembarambakkam, all of whom have now dried up, leading to water shortage in the metropolis.According to an official release, the Chief Minister reviewed various works such as construction and maintenance of reservoirs, water rejuvenation schemes, and the government’s ambitious ‘Kudimaramathu’ scheme, which involves community participation in the maintaining water bodies. Palaniswami also directed officials to expedite work on five intra-state river linking projects, the release said. Tamil Nadu Chennai COMMENT water supply Edappadi K Palaniswami, Chief Minister, Tamil Nadu (File photo) COMMENTS
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