YouTube removed 78 million videos that violated t

first_imgYouTube removed 7.8 million videos that violated the platform’s guidelines in the three months from July to September, according to company stats.YouTube said that 81% of the removed videos were first detected by machines, not viewers, and that 74.5% of these machine-detected videos had never been viewed.“The vast majority of attempted abuse comes from bad actors trying to upload spam or adult content,” said YouTube in a blog post.“Over 90% of the channels and over 80% of the videos that we removed in September 2018 were removed for violating our policies on spam or adult content.”The figures are contained in the video giant’s latest quarterly YouTube Community Guidelines Enforcement Report – something it introduced in April this year as part of its commitment to transparency.When YouTube detects a video that violates its guidelines it removes it and applies a ‘strike’ to the channel that uploaded it. Entire channels are removed if they are dedicated to prohibited content or “contain a single egregious violation, like child sexual exploitation.”YouTube said that videos containing violent extremism or child safety issues are the most egregious types of content it has to deal with but are also “low volume” areas.“Our significant investment in fighting this type of content is having an impact,” said YouTube. “Well over 90% of the videos uploaded in September 2018 and removed for violent extremism or child safety had fewer than 10 views.”YouTube said that 10.2% of its video removals were for child safety, while child sexual abuse material represents “a fraction of a percent of the content we remove”.In terms of clamping down on user comments that violate its guidelines, YouTube removed more than 224 million comments on videos in the third quarter.It said that the majority of these were spam comments and the total number of removals represents a fraction of the billions of comments posted on YouTube each quarter.YouTube uses a mixture of smart detection technology and human reviewers to flag, review, and remove videos and abusive or spam messages.  YouTube introduced new guidelines to take a tougher stance on hateful, demeaning and inappropriate content in 2017.last_img read more

Following the announcement of Telia Companys prop

first_imgFollowing the announcement of Telia Company’s proposed acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting in March, the the European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation.In a statement, the Commission said that it “is concerned that the merged entity may shut out competitors from the audio-visual sector in Finland and Sweden”. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, added: “The in-depth investigation we are opening today aims to ensure that Telia’s proposed acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting will not lead to higher prices for or less choice of TV channels for consumers in Finland and Sweden.” Telia Company, a retail television distributor, functions by licensing channels from broadcasters such as Bonnier Broadcasting. The proposed acquisition looks to create a vertically integrated audio-visual player in Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway.However, concerns have arisen in Sweden and Finland as Bonnier Broadcasting owns channels that are considered essential for distributors. The concern is that these channels could be removed from Telia’s rivals in the two Nordic nations.Jonas Bengtsson, general counsel at Telia Company, responded to the announced investigation, saying: “A phase 2 investigation into the acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting is fully in line with our expectations and we now look forward to continuing the constructive dialogue with the European Commission. “We’re confident that any concerns following the in-depth investigation will be resolved.”last_img read more

Orange has teamed up with French public broadcaste

first_imgOrange has teamed up with French public broadcaster France Télévisions to air the first live broadcast of matches in 8K over 5G from the Roland Garros French Open tennis tournament.The pair have joined forces to air what the say will be the first ever live 8K TV images of matches from the Philippe-Chatrier court, broadcast thanks to Orange’s 5G network within the Roland-Garros stadium.During the 15-day competition, visitors will be able to view coverage of matches at the stadium in two specially created showrooms.France Télévisions’ 8K cameraswill broadcast live to Orange’s local 5G transmitters deployed specifically for the competition.France Télévisions’ sports newsroom will also test Orange’s new 5G broadcasting capability to film their coverage of the tournament in HD using mobile camerasVery high-resolution coverage will be aired on 5G smartphones by Oppo, while the 8K images will be aired on a panaormanci display wall.Orange and the French Tennis Federation are also using the tornament to develop mixed reality experiences. Viewers equipped with Magic Leap One headsets will be able to view animated projected images, synchronised with live coverage of matches.Visitors will be able to interact with the projected images and move around to choose the best viewpoint.Finally, Orange is tapping artificial intelligence capabilities to provide a virtual assistant to answer Roland Garros visitors’ questions about the event on smartphones.The virtual assistant will provide information about the history of the tournament, practical information for visitors and information about match results and the day’s schedule.last_img read more

However our aircraft capacity will increase over

first_img“However, our aircraft capacity will increase over the next five years as we take delivery of our 180 new Boeing 737-800 aircraft order.”A spokesperson from City of Derry Airport confirmed that flights to Faro are currently on sale from 2 July until 30 July.“A reduction in the frequency of the Faro service for Summer 2015 is disappointing, however CoDA understands that this is due to a lack of aircraft capacity,’ she said. RYANAIR is cutting services across Europe because it doesn’t have enough planes to meet demand – with less flights between Derry and Faro this year.Flights between Derry and the Algarve won’t start until July, two months later than normal.“Due to a lack of aircraft capacity, we regret that we have had to reduce the frequency of our route from Derry to Faro for the summer season,” said a Ryanair spokesman airportCity of Derrycutsfaroryanair RYANAIR CUTS NUMBER OF FLIGHTS FROM DERRY TO PORTUGAL DUE TO LACK OF PLANES was last modified: February 20th, 2015 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweetlast_img read more

Local NewsNewsWatchTop Stories

first_img Local NewsNewsWatchTop Stories 2018 State Fair of West Virginia to Start Thursday By Tyler BarkerAug 06, 2018, 10:43 am 1595 0 Linkedin Twitter Next PostFiling period opens for West Virginia Supreme Court seat Tumblr Google+ Facebook LEWISBURG, WV (WOAY) – The 94th Annual State Fair of West Virginia is set to open this Thursday, August 9, in Lewisburg, WV.The gates will open at 11 am on Thursday, while the carnival will open at 2 pm! Admission on Thursday will be $5 at the gates and rides will be $20 all day!“We have 10-days of unforgettable fun planned for the 2018 State Fair of West Virginia,” CEO Kelly Collins stated. “From the free entertainment and delicious fair food, to the concert lineup and livestock shows, there is truly something for everyone.”Several ticket specials are available through the week including the Early Bird Special which will feature $1 admission from 9 am – Noon on Wednesday, August 15. Other specials include First Energy’s Magic Monday (8/13), Senior Citizen’s Day (8/14) and Military Discount Day (8/16). Children ages 12 and under will once again get in free all day, every day.The 2018 concert series opens at 8 pm on Thursday, August 9, with a sold out show featuring Luke Combs and special guest Josh Phillips. Chris Young will return to the grandstand stage with Adam Doleac on Friday, August 10. Saturday, August 11MercyMe will take the stage with Travis Greene. Sunday, August 12, Sesame Street Live! C is for Celebration will have two shows for children of all ages! Other concerts include 38 Special, The Southern Uprising Tour featuring Travis Tritt, The Charlie Daniels Band, and The Marshall Tucker Band, along with Buckin’ B Bull Ride with Phil Vassar. Our free grandstand shows include Uncle Si and the Sicotics, Ben & Noel Haggard, and Chris Knight.Advanced discounted tickets are available through August 7 at select One Stop and Stop In food stores. All concert tickets and details can be found at www.statefairofwv.com or by calling 1-800-514-ETIX(3849).The 2018 State Fair themed “Unforgettable Fun,” is a 10-day Fair scheduled August 9-18, 2018. The State Fair of West Virginia, with a $13.8 million dollar economic impact on the state of West Virginia, is a 501 © 3 non-profit corporation committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment, and education. For more information, please visit www.statefairofwv.com, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.View Online: https://readme.readmedia.com/2018-State-Fair-of-West-Virginia-to-Start-Thursday/15832351 Mail Home NewsWatch Local News 2018 State Fair of West Virginia to Start Thursday Previous PostBeckley Man Arrested For Strangling A Woman Pinterest Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.comlast_img read more

Dear Reader Both Doug and I have been traveling l

first_imgDear Reader,Both Doug and I have been traveling lately, making even Internet communication rather challenging, so this week we’re featuring another interview with one of the speakers from our recently held Summit. But before we get to that, I’d like to pass along news of a new Casey phyle getting started in Custer County, Colorado. Those of you who are interested in joining this phyle – or seeing if there’s a phyle close to your home – please send an email to phyle@caseyresearch.com to learn more.Peter Schweizer is probably one of the few Americans who truly understands how deep the cronyism runs in our political system, and he’s revealed a lot about that and what he thinks mainstream citizens can do to start counteracting it in his book Throw Them All Out. He spoke with Chief Technology Investment Strategist Alex Daley about the very sad state of ethics in the nation’s capital.Doug and I will be back next week, most likely. Until then, invest wisely.Sincerely,Louis James Senior Metals Investment Strategist Casey Research To hear Peter’s Summit presentation, along with all our other speakers and breakout sessions, order a copy today of the Navigating the Politicized Economy Summit Audio Collection. Available on CDs and in MP3 format, it’s a must-have for every shrewd investor, as it will help you prepare to handle both the cultural and economic shifts ahead. And the specific, actionable investment advice will likely cover the cost of this package several times over. Learn more and order today.last_img read more

In This Issue Spains budget audit put to bed

first_imgIn This Issue.*Spain’s budget & audit put to bed. *New Zealand mortgage banks cut rates. *Chinese renminbi rallies on stimulus speculation *Gold moves higher again.And, Now, Today’s Pfennig For Your Thoughts!Back To The U.S.’s Problems.Good day.  And a Happy Friday to one and all! I do believe that today will turn into a Fantastico Friday, so I’m going to just put that down in the books, and move along! I’m going to attempt to spend a few hours in the office today. Hopefully today works out better than the other day, when I realized quickly that I needed to go home.  I’m sure it will because this is a Fantastico Friday!Well. Front and center this morning, it appears the ball has been volleyed back to the U.S. Yes, the Eurozone was able to get the ball back over the net and into the U.S.’s lap. I say that because the euro is on the rally tracks this morning. Spain has presented their budget, and the bank audit report is expected, as I write, so the markets are like, “we tired of all this Spain stuff, let’s go back to the U.S.’s problems” Another thing to keep in mind today, is that it is the end of the month and quarter. and book squaring could very well drive the markets today, and if the overnight markets are any indication, it appears that the book squaring could involve closing out dollar long positions. So, from what I’ve seen so far, I would have to think that the bias would be to sell dollars today.  but then I could be wrong.One of the best performing currencies overnight was the New Zealand dollar / kiwi. and the reason for the rally tried to fly under the radar, but that’s where I normally hang out for stories! So, it couldn’t slip by me!  You see, two major mortgage banks in New Zealand announced large cuts in mortgage rates, and since most mortgages in New Zealand are floating rather than fixed, these cuts make a very quick impression, and will be felt in the economy quicker than a Jimmy John’s sandwich delivery, which are freaky fast!  This will free up money allocated to mortgages and could very well be better than a Central Bank easing!  And whenever something like that happens, it’s very good for the currency. (you didn’t have a debasing central bank easing, and yet, the private banks reduced borrowing costs)Well. remember yesterday when I told you how the global growth optimists weren’t getting any help from the U.S.? Well. we saw two more pieces of data that paints an ugly picture for the U.S. economy. Orders for Durable Goods plunged 13.2% in August VS the previous month, that was bloated by aircraft purchases. And proving what I always say about those months that have 1-off aircraft purchases, they don’t book those purchases every month!  Just like one swallow doesn’t make a summer, one month of aircraft purchases doesn’t make a strong manufacturing sector!   But wait, if you order now, we’ll send you a second piece of proof that the U.S. economy is in shambles, all you have to do is pay separate shipping and handling!  U.S. 2nd QTR GDP was revised down from 1.7% to 1.3%…  I sat back on Tuesday and asked the boys and girls on the trading desk what they had seen that would warrant the media to report that the economy was showing signs of improving.  they had nothing. and I had nothing.  but apparently the media does!The downward revision of GDP was largely due to consumer spending failing big time.   This doesn’t bode well for the 3rd QTR GDP folks. as 1.3% is well below the recent avg. of 2.2%… At this point I would have to say that 3rd QTR GDP will print below 2%… But don’t worry. the Fed is going to buy $40 Billion of mortgage backed bonds and keep interest rates near zero until 2015. That ought to do the trick. NOT!And next week won’t provide any hiding places for the U.S. economy. Monday, we’ll see the National ISM Manufacturing Index, and given the awful reports from the regionals, and the drop in new orders (see above), I would expect the ISM to remain below 50, which represents contraction.  In addition, next Friday will be the Jobs Jamboree, and given the fact that hiring is lacking greatly VS firing and layoffs, the downward risk for this report is great..OK. enough of that! I don’t know if you’ve been following all the rants by David Stockman, but whenever I see that he’s talking, I trying to carve out time to hear what he has to say.  Sometimes, not all the time, but sometimes, he really says things that make abundant sense to me.  for instance, in his latest rant, he said that the Fed’s printing of money “has gone too far” And that  “the Fed is being run by the most-dangerous man ever to hold high office in the history of the United States. He is more dangerous than Geithner, Greenspan, Summers, Hank Paulson all put together.”    If you feel like he’s talking to you, then you might want to Google his name and begin to view video clips, and texts of his rants.   Hey, maybe he’s a “little out there”, at least he’s saying the things no one else is!I see where French President, Hollande, is going to introduce increased taxes as a way to reduce debt.  I doubt seriously the that the French people are going to go hog wild over these increases.  And in Spain where the 2013 budget was introduced which included a ton of austerity measures, the Spanish aren’t going to take that sitting down either.  Imagine here in the U.S. if we decided to do the right thing and begin to cut discretionary spending, the people would take to the streets in a New York minute.. So, we need to be very careful pointing fingers at the Europeans that fight spending cuts with riots, for we would do the same thing here, if, our leaders were to do the right thing.The Chinese Gov’t allowed a nice gain in the renminbi overnight.  The markets were pushing for a gain, on speculation that more stimulus from the Chinese Gov’t is on the way.  The markets had better be careful here, the Chinese Gov’t can only be pushed so far. But, the gain in the renminbi VS the dollar is refreshing, especially after watching the renminbi stuck in the mud for so long.And the price of Gold (& Silver) is getting marked up on all the optimism in the markets this morning. Spain, New Zealand, China. it’s all good as far as Gold is concerned!  Gold is also getting some notice because of the heightened tension in the Middle East.  Which is also responsible for the $2 gain in the price of Oil yesterday.  But I would rather focus on the optimism, at this point. I think we all know that Iran is working toward having nuclear weapons, that’s no secret. And therefore the prices of Oil and Gold should come as no surprise.I want to take a moment and highlight a friend of mine that has decided to write a newsletter on investing.  Dennis Miller, now writes for the Casey Research Group, and the letter is called, “Miller’s Money Forever”  Dennis is a retiree and focuses on what retired people should be doing to protect their wealth.  You can go to caseyresearch.com and subscribe to Dennis’ letter. there is a subscription fee, but it’s worth every penny!   Good Luck Dennis!The There Was This. from Bloomberg. “The U.S. Postal Service, on the brink of default on a second multibillion-dollar payment it can’t afford to pay, is sounding a new cautionary note that having squeezed out all the cost savings within its power, the mail agency’s viability now lies almost entirely with Congress.In an interview, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said the mail agency will be forced to miss the $5.6 billion payment due to the Treasury on Sunday, its second default in as many months. Congress has left Washington until after the November elections, without approving a postal fix.”Chuck again. default? Again? Why isn’t this all over the cable news? I guess the lawmakers don’t see this as a problem. I can hear them saying, “we can just fire up the printing press, and take care of this default quickly”   To recap. Spain’s budget is put to bed, their bank audit is too, and the volleyball has been volleyed back to the U.S.  The data from the U.S. yesterday was awful,  and now the postal service is about to default. New Zealand mortgage banks lower rates, which is better than a Central Bank rate cut, and the renminbi moves higher on speculation that China is going to administer additional stimulus for their economy.Currencies today 8/28/12: American Style: A$ $1.0430, kiwi .8315, C$ $1.02, euro 1.2925, sterling 1.62, Swiss $1.0685, . European style: rand 8.2605, krone 5.6985, SEK 6.53, forint 220.25, zloty 3.1790, koruna 19.4715, RUB 31.03, yen 77.65, sing 1.2260, HKD 7.7540, INR 52.78, China 6.2858, pesos 12.84, BRL 2.0315, Dollar Index 79.58, Oil $91.90, 10-year 1.62%, Silver $ 34.68, and Gold. $1,786.50. and it’s a Friday, so here’s your link to take a peek at the U.S. Debt Clock. click here.That’s it for today. The last weekend of the regular baseball season. WOW! Seems like not that long ago I was in Florida for spring training! Cardinals have a 4 game lead with 6 to play, in the words of Al Davis. just win baby!  I hear that all will be well in India soon, as Starbucks is opening their first coffee shop in India!  Speaking of coffee, I sure could use a cup this morning, as I think that for most of the morning I’ve been half asleep! HA!  The people that I work with were so nice the other day when I returned to the office. I was on the injured reserve for almost a month..  and still am only to have limited playing time! Well, I had better get this out the door. Go Cardinals, Tigers and Rams this weekend!  I hope you have a Fantastico Friday, and I thank you for reading the Pfennig!Chuck Butler President EverBank World Markets 1-800-926-4922 www.everbank.comlast_img read more

First thank you to everyone whos written to wish

first_imgFirst, thank you to everyone who’s written to wish me and Jo well on our move to Arizona. Many asked if I planned to continue working and the answer is most emphatically, yes! No matter where we live, it’s exciting to wake up each morning and work with a top-notch research and editorial team helping others grow and protect their wealth.Because You Asked As we drove across the country with hundreds of unread messages piling up in our personal inboxes, it became clear just how much email we sort through each day. That brings me to an exciting change underfoot at Money Forever. Because many of our loyal subscribers have asked, we’re shifting to a “less is more” approach. These changes will help you: De-clutter your inbox; Quickly find news and analysis better-tailored to your interests; Access information when you want it; Read up on a wider range of economic and investing topics; and Get better acquainted with sector experts and unique moneymaking opportunities. In other words, we’re putting you back in the driver’s seat. Don’t fret! We will continue to write regularly—even more often, in fact—on topics that matter to retirement and income investors. But, these posts won’t hit your inbox every time, nor will we publish an e-letter each Thursday. You’ll still receive email from us, but only when we have big news to share.Bookmark Our New Web Address So, where will you find our short posts and in-depth articles? On the soon-to-be revamped Casey Research website, where we’re rolling out changes over the next few weeks. Add it to your favorites and check in often to read research, analysis, and commentary from the Money Forever team and the rest of our Casey colleagues. Many of them—Louis James, Bud Conrad, and Marin Katusa, to name a few—are likely familiar to you already. While I’m sure some will miss the predictability of a weekly e-letter, this shift will give you better, more comprehensive access to the information you want while streamlining your inbox (a boon we all need). Frankly, I’m eagerly looking forward to the shift, and I hope you are too. Thank you all for your feedback thus far. Please, keep it coming. If you have thoughts on the transition, please share them. If there’s a subject you want to hear more about, let us know. If have a different perspective to add, send it our way. Keep in touch, and we will too. And don’t forget to bookmark www.caseyresearch.com. Until next time…last_img read more

And as I type this paragraph the London open is a

first_img And as I type this paragraph, the London open is about fifteen minutes away.  Gold, silver and platinum are up a hair—and palladium is flat.  Nothing to see here.  Net gold volume is around 10,500 contracts at the moment, with virtually all of it in the new front month, which is August.  Net silver volume is a bit over 3,600 contracts.  Nothing to see in the volume data, either. The dollar index made it up to 97.39 around 11 a.m. Hong Kong time on their Thursday morning—and it’s been heading south at a goodly pace since.  It kissed the 97.00 mark around 2:30 p.m Hong Kong time, but ‘gentle hands’ were at the ready.  However, it’s still hovering very close to that mark with the London open less than five minutes away at this point—and is currently down 28 basis points. Today is the last trading day in the June contract—and First Day Notice numbers will be posted on the CME’s website this evening—and I’ll have them for you in tomorrow’s column. And as I send today’s effort off into cyberspace at 5:35 a.m. EDT, I see that all four precious metals have crept a bit higher, but it’s obvious that a willing seller was present shortly after 9 a.m. BST in London, as gold, silver and platinum all got sold down a bit.  With three wildly different supply/demand fundamentals, this sort of co-ordinated ‘action’ would never happen in a free market. As expected, gold’s gross volume is getting up there, but the net volume is only 21,000 contracts.  Silver’s net volume is sitting right at 6,000 contracts—and the dollar index, which has bounced off the 97.00 mark three times in the last couple of hours, is down 22 basis points.  I get the impression that it would like to move a lot lower, but those ‘gentle hands’ are obviously still around. I have no idea what will happen during the Thursday trading session, but we certainly aren’t out of the woods yet from a down-side perspective.  Of course there’s always a chance that JPMorgan et al could get over run with some black swan event coming out of left field.  But if it does happen, it will be—as Ted Butler has been saying for at least a decade now—the first time. So we wait. I’m off to bed—and I’ll see you here tomorrow. The gold stocks gapped down about 2 percent at the open—and managed to rally into positive territory shortly after 10:30 a.m. EDT on gold’s tiny rally after its new low tick—and then they faded from there, with the HUI closing down 0.32 percent. The platinum price traded a small handful of dollars higher through all of Far East trading—and into early trading in London.  Then, like silver, the price got rolled over just after 10:30 a.m. BST/11:30 a.m. in Zurich—and its new low price for this move down came shortly before and after the close of COMEX trading at 1:30 p.m. EDT.  Platinum finished the Wednesday session at $1,117 spot, down 6 bucks from Tuesday. The CME Daily Delivery Report showed that 10 gold and 51 silver contracts were posted for delivery within the COMEX-approved depositories on Friday.  The largest short/issuer was Canada’s Scotiabank with 39 contracts—and the largest long/stopper was JPMorgan with 42 for its in-house [proprietary] trading account. The CME Preliminary Report for the Wednesday trading session showed that gold open interest in May fell by 26 contracts—and is now down to 10 contracts remaining.  Those contracts are being delivered tomorrow as per the above paragraph.  Silver’s open interest fell an amazing 147 contracts, leaving 71 still open, but only 51 were posted for delivery on Friday.  What’s with the other 20 contracts left over undelivered?  Beats the hell out of me—and I await the First Notice Day report this evening for some sort of resolution to this. There were no reported changes in GLD yesterday—an an authorized participant added a smallish 143,355 troy ounces to SLV. For the third day in a row there was no sales report from the U.S. Mint. It was another quiet day in gold at the COMEX-approved depositories on Tuesday, as only 2,500 troy ounces were received, all at HSBC USA—and nothing was shipped out.  And it was pretty quiet in silver as well.  Only 94,733 troy ounces were received—and 130,239 troy ounces were shipped out.   The ‘in’ activity was at HSBC USA—and most of the ‘out’ activity was at the CNT Depository. Over at the COMEX-approved gold kilobar depositories in Hong Kong on their Tuesday, they received 4,092 kilobars—and shipped out 3,416 of them.  The link to that activity, in troy ounces, is here. I have a decent number of stories for you today, but I’m a little short of precious metal-related stories, as not much has been happening this week.  I hope you’ll find a few that you feel are worth reading. If, for instance, copper futures experienced 53 or 61 days of world copper production (50,000 tons per day) being bought and sold by speculators on the COMEX during one week, as just occurred in silver futures, that would mean between 210,000 to 240,000 COMEX copper contracts would be repositioned, an impossibility for a market with a total open interest of less than180,000 contracts. Further, the concentrated short position of the eight largest traders in COMEX copper comes to 15 days world production, less than a tenth of the 163 days of world production in COMEX silver. If NYMEX crude oil experienced 53 days of world oil production (93 million barrels a day) being sold in one week, as just occurred in COMEX silver, that would be the equivalent of 5 billion barrels of oil or 5 million NYMEX futures contracts. NYMEX crude oil is the largest oil futures contract in the world and has a current total open interest of around 1.6 million contracts and it would be impossible for any group of speculators to sell or buy 53 days of world production in a year or longer, no less in a week as just occurred in COMEX silver. In terms of the concentrated short position of the 8 largest traders in NYMEX crude oil, it comes to less than 4 days of world oil production, compared to the 163 days of production held short in COMEX silver. It is only when you compare what just occurred in COMEX silver to other commodities does the extent of the manipulation come through. I’d use the words preposterous and absurd to describe the situation, but the COT report is factual and as real as rain. Instead, what is preposterous and absurd is for anyone to pretend that what is going on in silver is somehow normal. This is particularly true for silver investors and mining companies and their shareholders which are being held hostage to the most defective price discovery process in history. — Silver analyst Ted Butler: 27 May 2015 It was a very quiet trading day from a price perspective, but three of the four precious metals set new lows for this move down yesterday, although they did not close at them—so the slicing continues. Volume in gold, of course, was enormous as the big traders had to be out yesterday at the COMEX close—and all the rest have to be out by the end of today’s close.  Volume will be lighter, but still very decent. Here are the 6-month charts for all four precious metals updated with Thursday’s price/volume data. The dollar index closed late on Tuesday afternoon in New York at 97.22.  It rallied about 15 basis points in early Far East trading on their Wednesday morning before heading lower.  It dipped to its 96.90 low of the day around 2:45 p.m. Hong Kong time, but at that point ‘gentle hands’ appeared and brought it back above the 97.00 mark.  After trading flat for a couple of hours, a ‘rally’ began that took it to its 97.78 high minutes after 9 a.m. in New York—and from there it chopped lower in the close.  It finished the Wednesday session at 97.30—up 8 basis points from Tuesday’s close. The silver equities got sold down at the open as well, but they never got a sniff of positive territory—and Nick Laird’s Intraday Silver Sentiment Index closed down 1.38 percent. If you read Ted’s quote above, I urge you to read it one more time—and if you didn’t, it’s not too late to make amends.  Here’s Nick Laird’s “Days of World Production to Cover COMEX Short Positions” graph in all physically traded commodities on the COMEX.  This chart was in my Saturday column, but I thought I’d post it here for reference purposes.  Ted mentions that the Big 8 traders are short 163 days of world silver production, but Nick’s chart indicates the number is actually 178 days. Palladium followed platinum pretty closely up until the price got turned over at 11:30 a.m. Zurich time as well.  Its low of the day came during early trading in New York—and it rallied back to unchanged—$778 spot—by the close. Silver traded basically unchanged until shortly after the morning gold fix in London yesterday—and its new low tick for this move down also came minutes after the COMEX open—no coincidence, I’m sure.  The silver price rallied a bit until 10:20 a.m. EDT, before getting sold down until 11:15 a.m. EDT.  From there it traded flat into the close of electronic trading. The high and low ticks in silver were recorded by the CME Group as $16.81 and $16.58 in the July contract. Silver finished the Tuesday session at $16.65 spot, down 7 cents from Tuesday’s close.  Gross volume was 38,500 contracts, but netted out to only 25,500 contract.  The surprise in these numbers was the heavy roll-overs out of July, with 2,156 contracts into September—and 3,918 contracts into December.  I don’t know if it means anything—and I’ll try to remember to ask Ted today. Three of the four precious metals set new lows for this move down Well, the HFT boyz, along with their algorithms and spoofing, were nowhere to be seen on Wednesday as the gold price traded in about a seven dollar price range.  However, a new low price tick was set for this move down minutes after the COMEX open.  The highs and lows from yesterday aren’t worth the effort of looking up. Gold closed in New York yesterday at $1,188.00 spot, up the magnificent sum of 20 cents the ounce.  Gross volume, as expected, was over the moon at 363,000 contracts, but it all netted out at only 37,000 contracts as the large traders had to be out at the close of COMEX trading. Integra’s Lamaque South Gold Project and Sigma-Lamaque Milling Complex and Mines are located directly east from the city of Val-d’Or along the prolific Abitibi Greenstone belt in the Province of Québec, Canada, approximately 550 km northwest of Montréal. Québec is rated one of the best mining jurisdictions in the world. Infrastructure, human resources and mining expertise are readily available. The Company’s primary focus is on production planning for its high-grade Lamaque South project. The Lamaque South property is divided into three clusters, the North, South and West cluster. The primary targets are the high-grade Parallel Zone in the North Cluster and the Triangle Zone in the South Cluster. The acquired Sigma Mill, located 1 kilometer from the Parallel Zone and 3 kilometers from the Triangle Zone, is a fully-permitted, 2,200 ton per day mill and tailings facility. The Sigma-Lamaque Mill and Mining Complex include the historic Sigma and Lamaque Mines which operated for 75 and 52 years respectively and produced more than 9 million ounces of gold in total. Please visit our website for more information. Here are three red-winged blackbird photos, one female—and two different males, that I took from the car as I was driving down a country road just outside the city limits about ten days ago.  There’s no way that they would allow you to get close enough for a good photo if you were just on foot.last_img read more

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first_img Recommended Links TV Investing Guru: Returns Could Have Been Better Using an Unlikely Source! When a PhD applied his investing calculator to a famous TV investor’s portfolio, the results were amazing. So much so that he then used his calculator on the portfolios of other investing experts and back-tested their returns. What did he find? This free presentation reveals everything. Learn more. Editor’s Note: You’ll find a very important theme in the Daily Dispatch this week. We’re going to discuss how to build your own personal “financial empire.” Each day this week, in place of our regular daily market commentary, you’ll receive an essay with advice on how to build lasting wealth. Over time, learning and following these keys to wealth creation can turn you into a multimillionaire. This essay is part of the “field guide” we send to every new reader of our flagship research service, The Casey Report. ———- The Casey Report will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to build a lifetime of crisis-proof, inflation-proof wealth. In today’s world, a field guide for navigating the financial markets has never been more important. World governments are engaged in a gigantic experiment with our money. They’ve taken on debts and obligations they can’t possibly hope to repay. When their creditors come knocking, the governments will react desperately. Their actions will cause financial busts, financial booms, inflation, social unrest, and, in some cases, war. We don’t know what the next month will hold. We don’t know what the next year will hold. However, we do know that in a world where governments constantly meddle with business and money, there will be extraordinary booms and busts. For most people, these booms and busts will be a source of confusion and financial loss. Most people will never know what causes them…or how to react to them. So, they’ll get tossed around like a ship on rough seas. The Casey Report is the antidote to feeling powerless in today’s world. It will show you how to survive any crisis that lies ahead. Even better, it will show you how to build a fortune during volatile times. The Casey Report is your field guide for building a personal financial empire…no matter what kind of economic conditions we see. Following the principles laid down by The New York Times best-selling author and multimillionaire speculator Doug Casey, The Casey Report will provide you with a robust mental framework that will help you build a lifetime of lasting wealth. It will put a highly skilled, highly connected team of investors to work for you, every day. We follow a unique set of principles in The Casey Report. They don’t teach these principles in high school or college, but throughout the centuries, people have used them to build empires of wealth. These principles are like pillars that support a building. Each pillar is in a different spot, but they all work together to keep the building strong. Here are the pillars of your personal empire of wealth. PILLAR #1: The development of one or more large active income streams “Active” income is the income you earn from actively working in a business, whether as an owner or an employee. If you didn’t inherit millions of dollars and you’re starting from scratch, developing one or more large active income streams is crucial to building lasting wealth. Being a business owner is better than being an employee. You get more control and more upside. But if entrepreneurship isn’t your thing, don’t worry. Highly paid employees can develop very large income streams. There are thousands and thousands of rich salesmen, athletes, executives, doctors, and lawyers out there. As for age, it’s only a number. No matter what your age, it’s never too late to start earning and saving money. Multiple income streams are better than just one income stream. Multiple streams of income provide more stability and greater upside than a single income stream. And keep in mind, if your goal is to build lasting wealth, making a lot of money isn’t enough. You have to save that money. If you make a million dollars a year and blow a million dollars a year, you won’t build lasting wealth. You’ll be a high-earning broke person. In order to build lasting wealth, you must save a substantial portion of your income…and use it to acquire assets. This brings us to… — #1 Currency Collapse Survival Blueprint in America? This blueprint outlines the 3 ESSENTIAL steps every American should take right now. The good news is, these steps are easy and fairly straightforward to implement. You can do all of these from home, with very little effort. Click here to learn more. PILLAR #2: The accumulation of ownership stakes in enduring, high-quality businesses that can be held for long periods of time For centuries, the key to great wealth has been the ownership of enduring, high-quality businesses like Standard Oil, U.S. Steel, McDonald’s, Disney, Starbucks, Nestlé, and Coca-Cola. It will be that way for many more centuries to come. Enduring, high-quality businesses built the fortunes of Rockefeller, Rothschild, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates. Building a highly successful business from scratch is the surest way to a huge fortune. That’s how Bill Gates came to be worth more than $50 billion. He founded the world’s most successful software company. But buying ownership stakes in existing private or public businesses can also be extremely lucrative. For example, consider the story of someone who bought an ownership stake in Johnson & Johnson in 1990. At the time, J&J was an established blue-chip leader in consumer products and pharmaceuticals. It was one of the best businesses in America. In April 1990, someone who bought an ownership stake in J&J began earning the company’s annual dividend payment of $0.15 per share. This translated into a 2% yield on the investor’s capital. Over the next 25 years, J&J grew from $11 billion in sales to $74 billion in sales. It also increased its dividend payment every single year. The dividend increased through recessions, bear markets, and terrorist attacks. By 2015, the person who bought an ownership stake in J&J in 1990 had watched the value of his stake grow by 1,321%. He was earning an annual yield of 42% on his original investment. And he made all this money by owning one of the world’s best businesses. If you’re worried about governments devaluing currencies, make sure you own stakes in world-class businesses. They maintain their value through inflation and deflation. World-class businesses can be publically traded or they can be private. They are a critical component of your plan to build lasting wealth. Regards, Brian Hunt Editor’s Note: In tomorrow’s edition, find out how the accumulation of world-class deposits of oil, gold, and other key resources can help make you rich. Casey Research’s flagship service The Casey Report is dedicated to helping subscribers build a lifetime of crisis-proof wealth. Led by multimillionaire speculator and New York Times best-selling author Doug Casey, The Casey Report is one of the world’s most respected investment advisories. Right now, you can take a risk-free trial to find out if The Casey Report is for you. Click here to get started. –last_img read more

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first_img Now, that’s just a cartoon. When we created this cartoon, I asked the artist to draw it like this, with the biggest gains during the discovery period. That’s what I was taught, and it’s true; the biggest, most rapid gains usually result from a big discovery. This is the stuff 10-baggers, and even 100-baggers, are made of. Fine. What I never asked before was how big the average gain was for companies that come out of the phase of engineering studies and start building their mines. The rising line in that grey area to the right side of the chart labeled “Moderate Risk”—that’s just an “artist’s conception.” It’s not based on any math. If anything, I’m ashamed to say, it was based on my preconceptions. I mean, I knew it was good. I’ve made many recommendations in these pages because a company was going to build a mine. While the increase in share price as a company approaches production might not be as large as during a discovery, it’s more reliable. But frankly, I had no idea how good it can be. Not until I finally asked the question last month, and saw initial results that shocked me. Casey researchers Laurynas Vegys and Konstantin Ogurchenkov scoured public records for junior gold companies that have tried to go from exploration to production since 2001. Of the 49 companies we found, 46 succeeded in building their mines. The average gain these companies yielded between announcing their decisions to build and pouring their first bars of gold was 133%. This includes companies that built their mines while the price of gold was falling. That’s a 94% success ratio averaging 133% gains. Sure, 133% gains aren’t in the same league as 10-baggers—but the odds of a randomly selected explorer delivering 10-bagger results are less than 1%. There are thousands of mining companies out there, with more coming and going every year. The random odds of picking a 10-bagger among them might even be less than 0.01%. But the random odds of more than doubling your money on a gold explorer as it turns into a producer are more than 94%. So, we can say that the potential gains from a random bet on a gold mine being built are about 10 times less than betting on a discovery—but the odds are 100 times better. Probably several hundred times better. Best of all, we can optimize this. We don’t make random selections in International Speculator, but even with the best of People, methods, and intentions, no one can reliably predict a discovery. No one. Not me. Not Doug Casey. Not even our “Explorers’ League” honorees. Their odds may be better than anyone else’s, but they remain unknown. Unknowable. In contrast, we can see who is building a mine. There’s no prediction in that at all. A public company that builds a mine must disclose it. There’s usually a press release. And if we have better than 94% chances of succeeding by choosing among the companies at random, how much better can we do by choosing the ones with the best projects? The average of the five best-performing companies in our sample was 695%. Now, I won’t claim that I’ll be able to pick the top five mine builders of the next 15 years… but I think we can do better than the random average of 133% returns. Anywhere between 133% and 695% with a 94% success rate would make for one heck of a return. Sincerely, 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. Do Not Read If You’re A Weak And Frail Investor If you… Voted for Trump, or have an opinion of him at all… Like sectors that have consistently and predictably sent tiny stocks soaring with possible rare gains of 771%… 938%… and even 55,000% over the long term… And are NOT weak and frail… You need to click here right now and see this note. – Editor’s note: Today, we’re taking a break from our usual commentary to share a must-read piece with you. In the essay below, International Speculator editor Louis James pulls the curtain back on a money-making phenomenon. As you’ll see, this strategy has generated average gains of 133%. More impressively, it works almost 100% of the time. This is the first time we’ve shared this powerful secret with our readers. We hope you find this essay as eye-opening as we did.   What would you say if I told you of an investment strategy that more than doubled your money within two years, 94% of the time? First, a confession. I’m about to tell you something that’s rather obvious. The phenomenon is well known. Despite that, I never did the math before. To my knowledge, no one has ever bothered, but that’s no excuse. So, while I knew it was a factor—I’ve even made recommendations to profit from it—I didn’t realize just how powerful this approach is at generating maximum gains for minimum risk. Albert Einstein was famous for urging us to question everything. He once said, “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” The strategy I’m about to describe has been “hiding in plain sight.” Doug Casey told me about it when I first started working for Casey Research. But I never asked: “What’s the average gain?” My apologies. Now, let me explain. Do you remember the classic chart showing share price gains of a junior resource stock as the company makes a discovery, slumps into the “boring engineering phase,” and then ramps up to production? — Louis James Editor, International Speculator Editor’s note: Right now, Louis has several companies in his portfolio that are moving into the production stage. But one stands head and shoulders above the rest. In fact, it has the richest gold discovery Louis has ever seen. You can learn all about this rare opportunity by watching this brand-new presentation. But keep in mind, time is running out. Just a few months from now, this gold mine will go “online.” When it does, the company’s stock could shoot through the roof. Early investors stand to make 1,000% or more. Click here now for more details.last_img read more

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first_imgBy WVUA 23 Reporter Chelsea Barton and WVUA 23 Web Coordinator Kailey NeitzelMike and June Phillips smiled Thursday as they told stories about their son, Luke, about his loves for Alabama football and playing baseball.But those smiles soon faded into tears as they remembered that their family is no longer whole.After nearly two years of fighting against a glioblastoma brain tumor, 12-year-old Luke Phillips of Centerville passed away Tuesday.In the wake of their devastating loss, Luke’s parents said they’re doing their best to stay strong as they live their first days without him.“I know I’ll never see him again on earth,” June Phillips said. “My home feels empty. My hands feel empty. My heart feels hollow, but I’ll see him again, and he’ll be whole.”June Phillips said her son’s last days were filled with questions.“He asked me if there would be wheelchairs allowed in heaven, and I said ‘no, son, no wheelchairs in heaven,” she said.But there will be plenty of baseball, sad dad Mike Phillips.“He loved everything about baseball,” Mike Phillips said. “I think I wore out a truck hauling him around to baseball fields. When they did his first brain surgery on a Tuesday, he was discharged on a Thursday and he was at the baseball field that night.”June Phillips said she asked her son what he planned on doing in heaven. His answer? Baseball, of course.“I said, ‘Who are you gonna be playing with?’ ” she said. “He said, ‘I’m gonna call Babe Ruth out.’ ”Luke’s parents are doing their best as they struggle through their first days without him, but said they’ll never forget everything he gave them.“I cannot express how much I love him,” June Phillips said. “Words cannot express. … I’m gonna strive to live like Luke. He set an example. And if he can do it, I can do it.”Luke’s funeral was held today at Centreville Baptist Church from 9 to 11 a.m.last_img read more

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first_imgLakefront Gateway Plaza rendering by Rinka Chung ArchitectureLast updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 10:56 amThe city of Milwaukee will put together a fund-raising committee later this year for the $30 million Lakefront Gateway Plaza with the hopes of launching the project when The Couture is under construction.Rendering of the Lakefront Gateway Plaza by Rinka Chung Architecture. After much fanfare, including a competition between 24 groups from across the country, Milwaukee-based engineering firm Graef was selected in 2015 with the winning design for the Lakefront Gateway Plaza.The Plaza is planned for a 1.5-acre site between the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Summerfest grounds. The plaza will be bounded by Michigan Street, Lincoln Memorial Drive, Art Museum Drive and Clybourn Boulevard. The vision for the project is to create a “world class” plaza that improves the connection between the downtown central business district and the lakefront.In 2016, a fundraising campaign was announced, but very little has been mentioned since.On Tuesday, Rocky Marcoux, commissioner of the Milwaukee Department of City Development, gave an update to the Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee on the project and other development proposals.Rendering by Rinka Chung Architecture“We see this as a private endeavor and will be asking for help from the Greater Milwaukee Committee,” Marcoux said. “It will be nice to see that bridge go in at the same time as The Couture is coming out of the ground.”Construction of The Couture, a 44-story luxury apartment tower planned at the lakefront, has not begun yet because Barrett Lo Visionary Development is still trying to obtain financing for the project, which at one time was estimated to cost $120 million. The development firm is seeking a loan guarantee for the project by a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) insurance plan.Rick Barrett, the owner of Barrett Lo, issued a written statement in late March saying construction of The Couture is now expected to start “later this summer.”Lakefront Gateway will have to compete with several other high-profile downtown projects that have launched fund-raising campaigns including the Milwaukee Public Museum and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.Other projects discussed by Marcoux and the ZND committee included The Marcus Corp.’s plans for land the company owns northwest of North Water Street and East Knapp Street. In June 2016, plans surfaced on a Baltimore-based architectural firm’s website depicting “Edison Place,” a mixed-use development for the site that included an eight-screen cinema.Marcoux said Marcus has not come to the city with a new proposal.“It is accurate to say they are still interested in the site,” Marcoux said, before explaining how difficult it is to develop the property because of the river and how narrow the piece of land is.Marcoux also told the committee that Chris Houden, with Palisade Properties Management LLC., plans to break ground on the 28-story Goll Mansion apartment tower project at 1550 N. Prospect Ave. in August. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

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first_imgFacebookTwitterPinterestAddThis0Share Leave a Comment Buckeye Farm NewsNationwide Agribusiness’ new On Your Farm Agency Certified Program helps assure that agents representing Nationwide Insurance achieve these skill levels. The program focuses on how to determine customers’ real needs and how to identify the right insurance coverages to protect against each individual farmer’s specific risks and exposures. The program reinforces the unique challenges of agriculture, enhances farm insurance policy knowledge, provides a solid understanding of basic risk assessment analysis and develops related computer systems proficiency.Nationwide Agribusiness recently began offering the On Your Farm Agency Certified Program to Nationwide agents. It provides agents with a series of computer-based training modules that cover subjects from Nationwide’s agricultural heritage through new farm coverages.The majority of the training focuses on Nationwide Agribusiness and its 100-years of service to agriculture. (Nationwide acquired the company in 1982.) It features a foundation in risk identification and management techniques, as well as a thorough review of farm policy coverages. It features Nationwide Agribusiness’ AgriChoice farm policy. AgriChoice includes coverage advantages that distinguish it from other companies’ standard personal and commercial policies.Face-to-face training then takes agents through the farm sales process, reinforcing an agent’s skills at identifying and analyzing hazards, preparing risk assessments, determining coverages that align with customers’ needs, reviewing insurance-to-value concepts and establishing a series of key questions to ensure that the customer’s insurance needs are met.Nationwide Agribusiness has had a positive response to the new program from agents across the country. “Agents are excited about the opportunity to become specialists at providing high quality farm protection,” said Jerry Hillard, director at Nationwide Agribusiness.Agents who successfully complete the program will be recognized for their On Your Farm certified agency. The designation helps farmers identify agents who have a commitment to being skilled at farm agencies. Farmers can depend from a certified agency to understand their farming operation and to provide a risk assessment of their farm to help reduce expenses. Certified farm agents can also help educate farmers about their risk exposures and match the correct coverage to meet their needs, while providing professional service.Since 1926, Ohio Farm Bureau has sponsored and endorsed Nationwide’s family of companies and Nationwide Agribusiness. To find a Farm Certified agent near you, go to FarmAgentFinder.com. FacebookTwitterPinterestAddThis0Share Leave a Commentlast_img read more

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first_imgJoin Wee the People for a workshop of kid-powered resistance with our social justice story time event “Black Lives Matter.” Through stories and activities, kids will explore themes of protest and racial justice, taking lessons from the past to understand today’s Movement for Black Lives. Best for kids 5 and up.Space is limited- please call ahead to register. *Advertisement* Little Voices, Big Change is presented by Wee the People, a Boston-based social justice project for kids.last_img

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first_imgCheck out our weekly social media highlights from residents, visitors, and more in the area. To be featured, tag us @northend.waterfront on Instagram, @northendboston on Twitter, @northendwaterfront on Facebook. Use hashtags #northendboston or #bostonwaterfront.Snowy Highlights *Advertisement* A Taste of Spring Furry Feature of the Week: While you’re here …we have a small favor to ask. More people than ever are reading NorthEndWaterfront.com but we need your help making ends meet. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109 or contribute online using the following links:*Make a One-Time Contribution* or *Become a Patron*last_img read more

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first_imgFake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros Read Next MOST READ TOP NETTERS from around the country will once again test their mettles against each other when they clash in the 1st leg of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) – Philippine Lawn Tennis Association’s (Philta) Junior Tennis Championships starting tomorrow at the Laray tennis courts in sitio Laray, Consolacion town, northern Cebu.The tournament, which is a Group 2 Philta-sanctioned event supported by Slazenger, will feature a total of 14 age group categories in the unisex, boys and girls divisions.ADVERTISEMENT Cebu’s fast-rising junior tennis stars Jana Pages, Zethley Mae Alferez, Shyne Villareal and Francis Gener Lambayan have already signified their intentions of joining the tournament.Bright Academy stars Pages and Alferez recently won championship titles in different age group divisions in the recent Palawan Pawnshop-OTR regional tennis in the same venue alongside compatriots Lambayan and Villareal.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOTolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China dealJoining the cause of the Cebuanos are Cesar Kristofer Salimbangon, Harland Hogan, Kristin Renee Salimbangon and Jan Godfrey Seno, while another Palawan-OTR titlist, Marc Nicole Suson of Ozamis City, will also see action in the competition.Among the top players from Manila who have already confirmed their participation in the event being hosted by the Local Government of Consolacion through its Mayor Teresa P. Alegado, are Manuel Balce III, Jose Thomas Bernardo, and Ma. Dominique Ong. Bodjie Pascua slams Palace stance on making Dengvaxia usable again Taipei to offer migrant workers free medical checks, haircuts Hong Kong’s Noelle Vanasse Wilbert will also join the fray alongside the top players from Mindanao, who were expected to submit their entries before yesterday’s 12-noon deadline.MORE STORIESnewsinfoSuspected drug pusher nabbed in Albay buy-bustnewsinfoPangilinan: Resist historical revisionism, remember Cory’s fight vs martial rulenewsinfoAirport terminal fee for students waivedMORE STORIESnewsinfoSuspected drug pusher nabbed in Albay buy-bustnewsinfoPangilinan: Resist historical revisionism, remember Cory’s fight vs martial rulenewsinfoAirport terminal fee for students waivedThe crowns up for grabs in the different categories are the singles division’s 10-Under Unisex, 12-Under Boys and Girls, 14-Under Boys and Girls, 16-Under Boys and Girls and the 18-Under Boys and Girls.Also at stake are championships in the 10-Under Unisex,14-Under Boys and Girls and 18-Under Boys and Girls in the doubles category.Philta-Visayas regional vice presidents Ken Salimbangon of Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City, Dr. Andres Bayona of Iloilo City, Fernando Arguelles of Bacolod City and tournament director and organizer Juanito Cansino Jr. of Mindanao were one in saying that the tournament’s main goal is to revitalize the primary objective of Philta of creating and fostering popular widespread interest of tennis in the country. They do this by holding regional level tournaments to keep local players abreast of the latest trends and developments in the sport.They also said that the series of competitions is also aimed at enhancing cordial relationships between regional competitors.  /Correspondent JADE S. VIOLETAADVERTISEMENT PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension LOOK: MMDA conducts 2nd round of clearing ops in Pasig, Pateros Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal LATEST STORIES Bodjie Pascua slams Palace stance on making Dengvaxia usable again Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SMC bags Bulacan airport project 4.0 quake shakes Davao Oriental town View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgWant more tips on how to secure your tech devices? Read this full #30DayChallenge series at the links below:Inaugural post: Secure Your Digital LifeWeek 1: Lock Down Your Social MediaWeek 2: Clean Up Email AccountsWeek 3: Shore up Your Home NetworkWeek 4: Put Your Defenses in Place Our homes can have as many devices connected to the network as a small business would have about 10 years ago. Laptops, webcams, smart lights, phones, streaming boxes like Roku, gaming consoles, and more are all common household devices. While this tech is great for our entertainment and convenience, it means now more than ever, it is critical that everyone understands how to keep their home network safe, as this is part of the #BE30DayChallenge to secure your digital life.The gateway most people use between these devices and the Internet is a wireless router. A router allows one Internet connection, such as cable or DSL, to be used to connect many devices to the Internet. A wireless router, of course, provides Wi-Fi connectivity for these devices.Securing your home networks is usually set through the router’s software. You can access this management software by pointing a web browser to the IP address of the router (usually 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1). Then, enter in the pre-set username and password; typically the username is “admin” and the password is either “password” or “admin.”Note: The IP addresses and login information can vary from router to router. So, check the documentation that came with your router or any stickers on the router–these places are where you can usually find the IP address and login information.There are eight steps you should take to lock down your home network, in this week’s #BE30DayChallenge to securing your digital life:1. Change the Router’s Default Username and PasswordOnce you have accessed the router’s software via a web browser, you should immediately change the password and create a new username, if you can.2. Passwords and Usernames on DevicesAny device that connects to the Internet behind your router should be secured with a strong password; including webcams, gaming consoles, smart TVs, and other devices.3. Keep Devices Updated With Current FirmwareYour gaming consoles, router, smartphones, and other devices will occasionally ask to you to updates the software or firmware. You should always click “Yes” or “OK” to do so, and allow the device to updates itself. These updates can often contain important security fixes.4. Don’t Use an SSID That is ObviousChoose an SSID–that is the name of your wireless network–that doesn’t provide a lot of information about you, like your home address.5. Create a Guest NetworkMost wireless routers will allow you to create a guest network; a separate Wi-Fi network that you can give the password to, for anyone visiting your home that wants to connect to your network. Guest networks let others share your Internet, but they do not give access to any other devices or data on your network.6. Don’t Use the Same Password for All DevicesPlease use unique passwords for all devices connecting to the router.7. Don’t Keep Devices Constantly Logged, If PossibleWhen you are finished playing Xbox, PlayStation, or using another piece of Internet-connected technology, make sure you log out of that device and power it down.8. Do Routinely Check Router LogsMost routers will track what devices are connecting to your network. These are called log files. You should check them periodically to make sure you know who and what is connected to your network. On many of the newer home routers, you can have alerts sent to your phone if an unrecognized device attempts to connect, and you can even block those devices. What’s New in TechnologyLatest News for EntrepreneursOur Best Videoscenter_img be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/be30daychallenge-week-3-shore-home-network/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/be30daychallenge-week-3-shore-home-network/last_img read more

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first_imgParisOn the International Day of Peace, the French chapters of UPF and WFWP organized an evening program on the theme given by the United Nations “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All”, in the Paris Education Center “Espace Barrault” on September 21, 2017.The moderator, Brigitte WADA, president of WFWP-France, gave some remarks on the meaning of Together for peace and reminded the audience that without unity based on universal values and an unselfish life, peace will not be able to come. She quoted a famous sentence from Dr Hak Jan Han Moon, founder of WFWP International: “History is calling for reconciliation, compassion, love, service and sacrifice. Today ‘s problems cannot be solved by the logic of power… Our present problems can only be solved by the logic of Love”.Ms. Wada introduced the first speaker, Ms. Lama AL ATASSI, Franco-Syrian, consultant in intercultural relations and a human rights activist. She shared in a very touching and moving way about her own life experience, when at the age of nine, she and her family had to flee the Syrian regime to settle in Algeria and then in France. She mentioned that in Western countries like France, refugees can find security by having access to social support, but lose their dignity at the same time.After this first presentation, Mrs. WADA opened the floor for a question and answer session, comments or sharing experience. Among the participants there were Women leaders, two religious leaders including Cheikh Abdelkader ACHOUR, imam of the Omar Mosque in Paris’ 11th district and Father Michel ANGLARES, a Catholic theologian and Mr. Edmond JOUVE, a professor and expert in political science. Mr JOUVE is one of the rare French Academics to have until today relationships with North Korea. In fact, he went several times to North Korea. He explained the actual situation of North Korea and peace security.After Mr. Alain RAULOT sang the song: Make me a channel of your peace. We concluded the program with Mr. Jean François MOULINET, president of Unification Movement in France who introduced a short video about the project of PeLyonOn September 20, 2017, around ten leaders of local NGOs met at the Espace Culture & Paix in Lyon, in order to celebrate this year’s International Day of Peace.Mr. Jean-Paul Chaudy, president of ELAP presented five core values of Peace Ambassadors. Mr. Christopher Kamamba of the Espace Culture & Paix presented the Peace Road project.Mr. Jacques Lyant, secretary of ANAN and member of AFRICA 50 spoke about the life of the Nomadic Fula People in Western and Central Africa. He received the Ambassador for Peace Award at the occasion. He has worked 34 years in the fields of education and conciliation in Africa. He prepares now to go to Colombia, country which recently signed peace treaties. There, he will represent our region in an event linked to the celebration of the year France-Colombia. By Jean-François Moulinet, UPF Francelast_img read more