5 Aug
2019

This course is designed to be fun whilst also nur

first_img“This course is designed to be fun whilst also nurturing confidence to bring out the best in young people both on and off stage. “It is amazing to see the difference from the start of the week to the end as participants really come out of themselves with increased creativity, communication, planning and teamwork skills – and most important of all they develop new friendships whilst having fun!“No musical experience is required and it is perfect for any aspiring young musician. Plus there may be opportunities for participants to perform in upcoming productions by the Arts Academy!”The Summer School of Rock facilitated by Gerry Strawbridge is brought to you by the creative production team of The Arts Academy who created ‘Keep Er Lit’ ‘Balo Balo’, ‘Gutz’, ‘Mulan’, ‘Spook House’ and ‘Sleepy Hollow’.The cost of the Summer School is £70 per rocker.Book online www.alley-theatre.com or contact The Alley Theatre Box Office on 028 71 384444‘Summer School of Rock’ returns to the Alley was last modified: May 23rd, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: Gerry Strawbridge from the Arts Academy said: “This is the 3rd year of the Summer School of Rock and each year it gets better and better. “Last year we were amazed at what the kids achieved in a week. Not only did they have fun but also they developed their musical skills and confidence on stage. “Some of them had no musical experience before and at the end of the week were able to showcase in front of their family and friends in a short group performance.“This year the summer school will be full of exciting and innovative musical workshops – we will be giving guitar, keyboard and drumming lessons, developing their singing and song-writing techniques, plus the Alley Theatre technical team will be taking the kids backstage and letting them explore technical requirements for stage including lighting and sound. THE ‘Summer School of Rock’ for kids returns to the Alley Theatre from Monday 22nd – Friday 26th July (from 11am to 3pm each day) facilitated by The Arts Academy.Suitable for ages 7 years upwards, this is a chance to unleash their inner rock star with five days of music lessons led by professional teaching staff. They will be truly immersed into the world of music in this week-long interactive fun programme full of opportunity to explore and develop their musical creativity. ShareTweet ARTS ACADEMYGerry StrawbridgestrabaneTHE ALLEY THEATRE‘Summer School of Rock’ returns to the Alleylast_img read more

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4 Aug
2019

In This Issue ECB keeps rates unchanged Euro

first_imgIn This Issue.*ECB keeps rates unchanged. *Euro and Gold rally! *FOMC has “other policy moves”? *India joins other Asian currency moves higher.And, Now, Today’s Pfennig For Your Thoughts!A Jobs Jamboree Friday!Good day.  And a Happy Friday to one and all! How about that win for our Rams on national television last night? WOW!  This is the first time in over 8 years, that we have a winning record (3-2) at any point of the season! So, you can understand my excitement a little, hopefully. Otherwise, you’re stamping your foot and saying, Come on Chuck, get on with this letter!Well. today’s the day the markets have been waiting for. the U.S. non-farm employment data, or, as I’ve always called it. The Jobs Jamboree!  I saw earlier in the week that the “experts” were forecasting an increase of jobs created in September of 115,000.  And then after the ADP report printed their version and showed that the believed that 162,000 jobs were created, the “experts, changed their call to 125,000. When will they ever learn? The ADP hasn’t given us a good indication of the non-farm number since its introduction.  So, given this information, I’ll have to change my earlier thought that 125,000 jobs were created and say, that only 105,000 were created.No matter the number, 115,000, 125,000 or whatever, it’s not enough! Yes, it’s better than job losses, but, we can’t grow our economy with less than about 250,000 per month. One of the key things to look for each month has become the data that reports the number of people that have stopped looking for work, thus in the Gov’t’s infinite wisdom (NOT!) they say they no longer count as unemployed.  So, the unemployment rate drops, and the Gov’t throws a party to celebrate, when in reality, it’s all smoke and mirrors.Long time readers know that I prefer to look at the Avg Hourly Earnings and Avg Weekly Hours Worked components of the Jobs Jamboree.  And here’s where we can really learn stuff, for what good does 115,000 new jobs do if they are min. wage jobs with little benefits?  I know, it’s better than standing in the unemployment line, but maybe it isn’t.  Think about that. a person’s pride has to come in there somewhere, right?   OK. so, this wage stuff is where I see a real problem for the U.S. workers. Wages have been pretty stagnant for a number of years now.  for instance year-on-year we’ll see an increase in wages of 1.8%…  That’s not going to keep up with inflation, folks.OK. So, I spent quite a bit of time on the Jobs Jamboree this morning. Let’s take a look at the currencies.  Yesterday, I told you about the mini-rally that the euro was trading in. Well, that mini-rally lasted throughout the day, and by the time I left for home, which is much earlier in the day than I used to leave, the euro had rallied back to 1.30.  And Gold had added to its $10 gain in the morning to reach its highest level of 2012 at $1,792.This morning, the euro is still trading a bit above 1.30, but Gold has backed off $1,792, but just by a couple of dollars.  Speaking of that high for the year in Gold, last year I did some research and presented it to you all, that showed how Gold’s low level for each year had been its price in January.  Well, that pattern is holding true again this year. yes, there are 3 months left, but once Gold hits the psychological level of $1,800, all heck could break loose. I read some research yesterday on this, and the charts show that a break above $1,800 could establish a new trading range, forming a base for Gold to test the previous highs.  WOW! That’s pretty bullish. and actually has something behind it rather than the reports from the Big Banks that say they see Gold at “X”.The European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England (BOE) both kept their rates unchanged and didn’t announce any new plans yesterday.  Recall I said that the ECB had the scope to cut rates, but I think ECB President, Mario Draghi, is waiting for Spain to request Eurozone assistance before he uses one of the last arrows in his quiver.  And I find that to be a good strategy.So, the markets rewarded the euro for the non-rate cut move. That’s different than I thought they would go with the news, so once again the markets have changed horses in the middle of the stream.  This morning, German Factory Orders were weaker than expected, and that caused a little slippage in the euro, but not much, as everyone is focused on the Jobs Jamboree in the U.S. this morning.Did you see the color of the U.S. Factory Orders for August?  Well, in case your local or national cable news outlet didn’t bring this to your attention, U.S. Factory Orders in August fell -5.9% !  That’s awful folks. no wonder jobs in August were only up 96,000 (with 87,000 added by the BLS from the Birth / Death model)  It’s too bad this data isn’t more up to date, so we could see if this data rebounded or not in September. I have the feeling it didn’t, but. you never know who’s cooking the books!The Fed’s meeting minutes from their meeting in September printed yesterday.  All but one member voted for the new round of Quantitative Easing (QE).  The actions taken by the FOMC in September were fairly aggressive and the Fed noted that if the outlook for the labor market “does not improve substantially”, they stand ready to undertake further QE or “employ its other policy tools” until such an improvement is achieved.  Hmmm. wonder what those “other policy tools are”?  I’m of the opinion that QE is the last chance saloon for central bank policy tools. So, now I’m intrigued as to what those “other policy tools” could be.  Well, not to be gloom and doom, but it’s my opinion that we’re going to get to see the Fed Heads implement those “other policy tools” whatever they might be!The Commodity Currencies rebounded with the euro yesterday. These currencies that include: The Aussie dollar (A$), Canadian dollar / loonie, and New Zealand dollar / kiwi, had been pushed back earlier this week when the weaker than expected Chinese Manufacturing data printed. But they are rallying this morning, and that always does my heart some good to see these currencies rally, for when they do, the risk taking is back, and the optimism for global growth has returned.So. which way does the dollar move today, after the Jobs data prints? Well, since the markets changed horses in the middle of the stream on us in the Eurozone, they will probably do so here to. So, I think we’ll get back to conventional thinking here, and if the data is better than expected (125,000) the dollar will be rewarded, and sold if the data is weaker than expected. Since I think the data will be weaker than expected, I’m looking for the currencies to rally further today.  Of course that will all be thrown out the window, should the data come in stronger than expected, which you can’t rule out, given the BLS’s propensity to make adjustments to the numbers.Don’t know if you’ve been charting the currencies in the currency round-up each day, or weekly, etc. but, if you have, you’ve probably noticed the gains in the Indian rupee this past week. Yes, we’ve seen these strong moves in the rupee before only to see them wiped out.  This move doesn’t really have legs to run on  yet, as it is moving higher on the flow of funds into India. Apparently, foreign flows into the Indian stock market have been very large, as investors around the world look for bargains and yield. We all know these flows can be reversed in a heartbeat, so be careful here.The Asian currencies as a whole though are looking pretty good these days, and with things in the Eurozone calming down a bit for now, these currencies are recovering nicely.Then There Was This. All this week I’ve harped on and on about price manipulation in Gold & Silver. a reader sent me this story that had some great data and facts that back up what I’ve been saying. from wealthcycles.com.  “Many know that as part of the Dodd-Frank Act, Congress directed the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) to impose limits on speculative positions in physical commodity futures and related contracts. This means silver and gold shorting may become more difficult.One reason this rule change is important is that institutional traders that hold large positions in commodities futures in some cases have the ability to skew the markets. For example, in a relatively small market such as silver futures, large short positions can have the effect of artificially suppressing prices. Currently JPMorgan Chase, which inherited a large short position in silver futures when it bought Bear Stearns in 2008, is believed to control about 35% of silver futures contracts–a large enough position to hold considerable sway over market prices. The Dodd-Frank rule change was intended to limit gold and silver futures positions held by a single investor to no more than 10% of the market.”Chuck again. Too bad a U.S. district judge in Washington sided with the big banks to prevent the position limits from coming into effect.  The CFTC had received 15,000 letters that “generally were supportive of the proposal”  So once again, the will of We The People has been pushed aside. shame, shame, shame.To recap. It’s a Jobs Jamboree Friday, and the day the markets have waited all week for. The experts have upped their forecast based on the ADP number from Wednesday, to +125,000. Chuck thinks it will be 105,000. The mini-rally in the euro yesterday, carried the single unit to just above 1.30, where it has stayed overnight and through the morning. The ECB left rates unchanged, thus giving the euro some help in the rally yesterday.  The Commodity Currencies have rebounded a bit, and the Asian Currencies are stronger.  Gold reached its high level for 2012 yesterday at $1,792.Currencies today 10/5/12. American Style: A$ $1.0245, kiwi .8240, C$ $1.0195, euro 1.3010, sterling 1.6185, Swiss $1.0735, . European Style: rand 8.6075, krone 5.6785, SEK 6.59, forint 217.30, zloty 3.1310, koruna 19.1305, RUB 30.98, yen 78.50, sing 1.2265, HKD 7.7535, INR 51.85, China 6.3230, pesos 12.75, BRL 2.0185, Dollar Index 79.38, Oil $91, 10-year 1.67%, Silver $34.94 and Gold. $1,791.45 and our usual Friday tradition is to take a peek at the U.S. Debt Clock by clicking here.That’s it for today..  Well, Baseball’s version of made for TV games, will take place today. I’m not a fan of this 1-game play-in game, but it what it is, and the Cardinals are playing so I’ll be glued to the TV in hopes of a victory!  That was some game by our Rams last night. and to beat the team that left us in 1989 ( I think) was sweet!  Rams last night, Cardinals tonight, and my beloved Missouri Tigers Saturday night, WOW! For those of you keeping score at home, I’m feeling pretty good these days, the infection in my leg is still there, and reminds me of that throughout the day, but it’s much better. the tumor in my mouth continues to shrink. YAHOO, I’m hoping the “magic pills” that my friend Ed calls them, are having the same effect on the tumor in my chest! So, there you go! And looky there, it’s time to go! I hope this turns into a Fantastico Friday, don’t you?  Let’s go make this a Fantastico Friday!Chuck Butler President EverBank World Markets 1-800-926-4922 www.everbank.comlast_img read more

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4 Aug
2019

How to Get Rich Surely The strategy I recommend

first_img How to Get Rich Surely The strategy I recommend is faster and more fun than scrimping and saving and much, much more likely to work than any sort of get-rich-quick scheme. I’d like to illustrate my strategy by telling you how I did once make more than a million dollars in the lottery—without buying a single ticket. In the 1980s, my business partner had an idea. We would publish a magazine featuring stories of lottery winners and essays by crazy professors with theories about how to beat the odds. At one time, we had 100,000 subscribers paying us $39 per year. You can do the math. It didn’t happen overnight. It took years and thousands of man-hours to make it work. It was the result of a good idea, lots of experience, and lots of hard work. And perhaps a touch of luck. This is how you get rich surely. You don’t sit around dreaming or throwing what little money you have at ideas. You work hard and smart to earn good money, and you put a large percentage of that money aside to build a business, acquire property, and invest in smart and safe opportunities when they arrive. This is the way the great industrialists made their fortunes 100-plus years ago in America. And it is the way many entrepreneurs and professionals make their money today. When I wrote Seven Years to Seven Figures, I interviewed eight people who had developed multimillion-dollar wealth in under seven years. I asked them exactly what they did. Ultimately, I was searching for a common denominator. As it turned out, I came up with three things that they had in common. They had all: 1. Learned a financially valuable skill 2. Started a business in an up-trending market niche 3. Spent considerably less than they made and saved the difference This validates what experience tells me: if you are willing to put in the time and follow proven principles of wealth-building, you can become wealthy in a relatively short amount of time—even if you are broke or in debt right now. Fortune magazine predicts that 1,700 people will become millionaires each day into the 2020s. If you get rich surely, the way I suggest, I think you could be one of them. Regards, Mark Ford P.S. Over the last five years, I’ve worked with a team of bright people to develop essays, reports, and how-to manuals on building wealth surely. They’re based on my own personal experience doing these things myself or coaching others through them. I can promise you this: It doesn’t matter whether you’re 60 years old or a youngster, rich or poor, Harvard educated or a high school dropout, handicapped or able-bodied—this program is the best in the world if you want to build a seven-figure net worth in the next seven years. For more information, click here. Recommended Links — – [Profit Alert] Investors could turn $10,000 into $125,200 in just 2 years An amazing new technology could make a lot of investors quite rich. Microsoft, CNN, Google, Facebook, Wal-Mart, and even the U.S. Post Office are either using it already, or planning to. Click here to learn how you could capture a 1,152% gain in just 2 years. [ENDS SOON] Get Free Gifts Worth $188.97 This award-winning luxury-curated gift set makes a perfect holiday present for the hard-to-shop-for son, father, or husband. For a limited time, get $188.97 worth of free accessories plus an extra-long 100%-money-back return policy. Get yours before they sell out. Editor’s note: Today, we’re featuring a powerful essay from our good friend Mark Ford. Mark has built dozens of businesses from scratch…creating millions of dollars of wealth in the process. He knows more about building wealth than just about anyone. In this classic piece, he describes the three ways to get rich… Is it possible to begin with nothing and acquire wealth in America? Is it still possible today? I’ve been studying that question for almost 20 years. And the answer is unequivocal: It is. It is still possible for ordinary, wage-earning Americans to become wealthy. From my research, I have seen that there are basically three ways to get rich: 1. Slowly (in 30 to 40 years) 2. Quickly (overnight) 3. Surely (in seven years or less) How to Get Rich Slowly The Millionaire Next Door, a best-selling book from 1996, revealed that the typical American millionaire acquires their fortunes by scrimping and saving. Just about anyone can get rich this way. You simply put a reasonable percentage of your income into an ordinary investment program for 30 or 40 years, and voila! You are rich! The median income in America was $56,516 in 2015. If you invest 10% of that income ($5,652) at a compounded return of 10.2% (the S&P 500’s track record from 1915–2015) over 30 years, you’ll end up with over $1,000,000. This is due to the “miracle” of compound interest, but it is in no way miraculous. It is a certainty based on historical averages and simple math. But there is a hitch. You have to start relatively young. If you start, for example, when you are 50, you will have only $206,712 accumulated by the time you are 65. If you start when you are 60, well… You get the picture. Getting rich this way doesn’t require guts or brains. All you need is a commitment to work hard to make enough money to save every month… and the discipline to keep socking it away. How to Get Rich Quickly Acquiring wealth by scrimping and saving is a sure thing, but it does take a long, long time. Even if we have the time, most of us don’t have the patience for it. But getting rich quickly—the ultimate financial aphrodisiac. Is it possible? The answer: yes, but only if you are very, very lucky. We read and hear about it all the time. A chicken farmer in Idaho discovers a Rembrandt in his barn. A barber in New Jersey hits the state lotto. And the one I like best—some guy made a million bucks by investing $5,000 in a penny stock! Those are the stories. But the odds of any of these things happening to you are incredibly slim. I don’t gamble because I know there are many other ways of entertaining myself that are less addictive and less costly.last_img read more

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3 Aug
2019

Hopes were dashed this week that the United States

first_imgHopes were dashed this week that the United States was finally making progress in the fight against childhood obesity.Contrary to previous reports, the epidemic of fat has not abated. In fact, there’s been a big jump in obesity among the nation’s youngest children, according to the latest analysis of federal data, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.”The main take-home message for me is that, clearly, obesity remains a problem,” says Asheley Skinner, an associate professor of population health services at Duke University and leader of the analysis. “It’s not improving.”Childhood obesity rates have been rising for decades, sparking widespread alarm among public health researchers and officials. Obese children tend to become obese adults, who are prone to many health problems, including cancer, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.But hopes rose several years ago that the epidemic might be ebbing, at least in some parts of the country. Some researchers suggested efforts such as Michelle’s Obama’s Let’s Move campaign might be working.Unfortunately, that doesn’t appear to be the case, Skinner and her colleagues discovered when they analyzed the latest national data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The NHANES survey is one of the federal government’s main measures of childhood obesity.The latest analysis shows that the percentage of children ages 2 to 19 who are obese increased from 14 percent in 1999 to 18.5 percent in 2015 and 2016.Moreover, there was no statistical difference in the overall obesity rate between the 2013-2014 and 2015-2016 surveys — undercutting hopes that obesity had begun to decline in recent years.In fact, the scientists say, there was a disturbingly large increase in obesity among the youngest children — ages 2 to 5 years old. In that age group, obesity increased from about 9 percent to almost 14 percent.”It is a big jump,” Skinner says. “That’s the highest level of obesity that we’ve seen in 2- to 5-year-olds since 1999.”The increase more than makes up for any decrease that may have occurred in the previous survey, Skinner says.”Obesity in the youngest group is a concern,” she says, “because when obesity starts younger, most of these children continue to have obesity throughout childhood and into adulthood. “The earlier you start seeing this, the harder it is to address it for these kids.””We have known about this epidemic of childhood obesity — and have been pouring research dollars and public health dollars into this problem — for at least 20 years,” says Dr. Sarah Armstrong, an associate professor of pediatrics at Duke who helped conduct the analysis. “And despite that, we don’t seem to be making a big dent in the situation.””We need to double down our efforts and find out what’s going to work,” she says, “or the health of our future generation is really in jeopardy.”In an editorial accompanying the study, Dr. David Ludwig of Boston Children’s Hospital calls for a more comprehensive national strategy for fighting the problem.”We haven’t generated a truly systematic or comprehensive approach across society that addresses all drivers of childhood obesity — poor diet, a lack of physical activity and a healthy food supply that will encourage everyone to eat well,” Ludwig says. “We need a truly national, comprehensive strategy to tackle this epidemic.”Hispanic and African-American children continue to be much more likely to become obese than white children, the analysis shows.Melinda Sothern, director of behavioral and community health sciences at Louisiana State University, suggests that trend may be the result of a “perfect storm” of stress, which, when combined with a “lack of access to healthy foods and opportunities for outdoor play,” can affect biology on a genetic level. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

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3 Aug
2019

Theres more bad news about the nations devastati

first_imgThere’s more bad news about the nation’s devastating opioid epidemic.In just one year, overdoses from opioids jumped by about 30 percent, according to a report released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The overall increase in opioid overdoses seen in hospital emergency rooms between the third quarter of 2016 and the third quarter of 2017 occurred across the nation. Some parts of the country experienced far greater increases, while a few have reported declines, the analysis shows.”We have an emergency on our hands,” says acting CDC Director Anne Schuchat. “The fast-moving opioid overdose epidemic continues and is accelerating.”The largest regional increase occurred in the Midwest, which saw a 69.7 percent jump in opioid overdoses, according to the report. The jump was driven in part by a 109 percent increase in Wisconsin. Overdoses increased 40.3 percent in the West, 21.3 percent in the Northeast, 20.2 percent in the Southwest and 14 percent in the Southeast.”We saw, sadly, that in every region, in every age group of adults, in both men and women, overdoses from opioids are increasing,” Schuchat says.The latest data could underestimate the overdoses, because many people who overdose never end up in the emergency room. “It might be even worse,” Schuchat says.The report didn’t specify why overdoses vary across the country. But one factor is probably the differences in availability of newer, highly potent illegal opioids, such as fentanyl, which have been flooding the country in recent years, Schuchat says.”We think that the number of people addicted to opioids is relatively stable. But the substances are more dangerous than five years ago,” Schuchat says. “The margin of error for taking one of these substances is small now and people may not know what they have.”The supply of those more dangerous drugs is increasing faster in some parts of the country than in others, which may help explain the geographic variations, Schuchat says.”Overall as a nation, we are still failing to adequately respond to the opioid addiction epidemic,” says Dr. Andrew Kolodny, co-director of opioid policy research at Brandeis University. “It is concerning that 20 years into this epidemic, it is still getting worse. The number of Americans experiencing opioid overdoses is still increasing.”Although the Trump administration recently declared the epidemic to be an emergency, a significant increase in funding is urgently needed to treat Americans addicted to opioids. Kolodny says.”It’s kind of like pointing to a burning building and saying, ‘Oh, there’s a fire there. There’s an emergency.’ And then not calling the fire department and watching it burn down,” Kolodny says. “There’s been a lot of talk from Congress and from the administration and a recognition that we need to do something about this problem. But nothing yet has happened.”Others say the key is integrating addiction treatment better into the health care system. For example, emergency room staff need better training to make sure people with substance-use disorder get follow-up addiction treatment, says Jessica Hulsey Nickel, president and chief executive officer of the Addiction Policy Forum. Too often, addicts are simply revived and sent home without follow-up care, only to overdose again, she says.”We can use this near-death experience — use it as moment to change that person’s life,” Nickel says.The latest analysis is an attempt by the CDC to track the opioid epidemic more closely, Schuchat says. Previously, the agency looked at death from opioids, which lag behind reports from emergency rooms.”We wanted more timely information,” Schuchat says.The analysis was based on about 91 million emergency room visits that occurred between July 2016 and September 2017, including 142,557 visits that were suspected opioid overdoses.That survey showed an increase of 29.7 percent in 52 jurisdictions in 45 states between July through September 2016 and the same period in 2017, according to the report.The researchers also analyzed 45 million emergency department visits that occurred in 16 states during the same period, which included 119,198 suspected opioid overdoses.That analysis showed a 34.5 percent increase between the same periods in 2016 and 2017. But those increases varied dramatically from state to state, even within a region.For example, overdoses increased 105 percent in Delaware, compared with 80.6 percent in Pennsylvania and 34 percent in Maine. Overdoses may have actually slightly decreased in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. In Kentucky, the CDC’s analysis showed a 15 percent drop in overdoses. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

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3 Aug
2019

Its a question that charities often debate How s

first_imgIt’s a question that charities often debate: How should their fund-raising ads portray the people they’re trying to help?If the ads display graphic human suffering to elicit donations, they run the risk of exploiting the subjects or making them look helpless.If the ads are more upbeat — showing aid recipients who are smiling, for example — they may ignore the subject’s strife and put the power to transform the subject’s life in the hands of rich, Western donors.While this dilemma is often discussed among charity professionals, the debate hasn’t always included the people in the images — the aid recipients themselves.So a group of researchers wanted to turn the tables. What do those who are supported by aid think? That’s the topic of a new survey, “Which Image Do You Prefer? A Study Of Visual Communications In Six African Countries.”The findings show a mixed bag of reactions from the survey respondents to 10 ads — but the most common emotion was sadness.”Right now, I feel like we are inferiors as a continent. It’s as if we are always begging,” said one 22-year-old Ethiopian man. “I understand that there are some of our people who are in need, who cannot even have a meal a day. But are we the only ones to whom that happens? The Western countries have problems, too.”Researchers from the University of East Anglia and Radi-Aid, a charity watchdog project of the Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund (SAIH), surveyed 74 people who live in communities supported by aid in Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia.The participants were asked to share their perceptions of ads from international aid groups like Oxfam, Save the Children and CARE. Three ads featured a positive subject — a smiling child, for example — three negative, three neutral and one without a person in it.A selection of responses were published anonymously in the report, as is standard practice with surveys, says David Girling, coauthor of the study and a lecturer at the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia.One of the favorites was from a global education charity called Dubai Cares. A little boy with a big smile holds a handmade yellow truck. The text on the ad says “I can teach you how to make a car from a plastic jug. Can you teach me to read?””I love this [Dubai Cares ad], it shows that Africa has something to give as much as most of the adverts that show Africa to be in a place where they always have to ask and always look up to other countries to help. We also have something we can give out, that is why I like this one.” – Female, 22, ZambiaAnother favorite came from Save the Children. A child refugee fleeing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is shown in a glass box, as if she were a museum artifact. The text reads, “We must make this a thing of the past.””I like the Save the Children advert. Because it depicts that these people have no home. They have no shelter and no refuge. They have no place where they can go or nobody they can look up to.” – Female, 52, MalawiOne of the lowest-ranked ads came from CARE International U.K. It depicts a child in a ragged T-shirt with a sad expression, carrying a small jug of water. One woman said she wanted to know the story behind the picture.”If you look at the child in the CARE advert, she is carrying a container of water, but we don’t know why … It has been [portrayed] as if the girl is suffering, but we don’t know because this is just a picture … I understand that maybe … if you bring such a picture, someone will feel sorry and give money.” – Female, 54, MalawiIn an email statement to NPR, Shabnam Amini from CARE International U.K. responded: “The CARE advert reviewed in Radi-Aid’s report is from 2013 … [and] is no longer used by CARE. While there is limited space in a print advert to tell somebody’s story, CARE ensured that additional information about the context and detail of Elsa’s story was held online at the time.”Other criticisms of the ads overall included a lack of diversity in age groups, ethnicity and occupation.”Out of 10 pictures, eight of them have used children. So why are they using children? And most of the children they are using are black. There are also white kids who are suffering. Why focus on kids as though it is the kids who are doing poverty? Why not cover their parents, or what they eat and where they live?” – Female, 48, South AfricaOne of the most heart-wrenching aspects of the survey was how sad the advertisements made the participants feel, says Girling. He traveled to a focus group taking place in Johannesburg and observed everyone as they looked over the ads for the first time.”People sat there shaking their heads in silence,” he says. “They felt sad that people in their own countries were suffering, and they didn’t have the ability to help them.””I went back to my hotel after that feeling quite choked myself,” he adds.Even though the images elicited feelings of sorrow, 71 percent of the respondents found that the ads were an accurate representation of Africa’s state of affairs.”If I look at all of these pictures that are in front of me, they are the things that are really going on in Africa. It’s really, really going on. You can see some countries fighting against each other, you can see some sickness too, you can see some people will be happy, so many different things.” – Male, 32, GhanaAnd the respondents generally agreed that using “negative imagery” — what the report defines as images of a person visibly suffering from war, famine or other crises — is an effective way “to pull on heartstrings to elicit a donation,” says Girling.”They said they need all the help they can get,” says Girling, who attended a few focus groups in person. “As long as the images were an accurate representation [of the issue] and didn’t exploit people, and the images didn’t involve nudity or bloodshed, then they were OK for [sad] pictures to be used.”That surprised Beathe Øgård, president of SAIH and the report’s co-author. These are precisely the types of images that her project Radi-Aid have been trying to eliminate from the aid sector.”Stereotypes and over-simplification [of development problems] create a skewed view of how Westerners look at Africa,” she says.But perhaps, she adds, it’s time “to start a new debate and reflect upon the findings we’ve seen. It should be possible to show both negative and positive imagery.” Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.last_img read more

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29 Jul
2019

PREVIEW Man City v Spurs

first_img[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hankfully, the Euro 2016 Qualifiers are out of the way, at least for the foreseeable future – they certainly weren’t kind to the column’s P&L.Mind you it’s the first time a match has been abandoned due to a drone. Hopefully, that’s one element of the game that won’t catch on. Vanishing spray YES, drones NO.For the time being though it’s me droning on….. the Premier League is back on Saturday and I thought I’d take an early look today given that I am going to be looking at the racing on Friday and Saturday in the daily column with Future Champions Day at Newmarket on Friday and Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday.It’s to the Etihad first though and the Saturday lunchtime kick off between Man City and Spurs.Man City v SpursPremier League12.45pm, LIVE ON BT SPORTHEAD TO HEAD(Maximum 10 matches)Jan 2014 Premier Tottenham 1-5 Man CityNov 2013 Premier Man City 6-0 TottenhamApr 2013 Premier Tottenham 3-1 Man CityNov 2012 Premier Man City 2-1 TottenhamJan 2012 Premier Man City 3-2 TottenhamAug 2011 Premier Tottenham 1-5 Man CityMay 2011 Premier Man City 1-0 TottenhamAug 2010 Premier Tottenham 0-0 Man CityMay 2010 Premier Man City 0-1 TottenhamDec 2009 Premier Tottenham 3-0 Man CityLast season this fixture resulted in a 6-0 demolition job by City who were a goal up after just 14 seconds.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is adamant that result will have no bearing on Saturday: “It’s history and it’s a different game, different players. It’s not important now to think in the past. It’s important to look forward. I don’t have any concerns about these results.”It’s hard though to see a result other than City winning again and current league positions of 2nd and 6th to be confirmed.City have actually made a really solid start to the season in their attempt to defend their title but it’s been slightly overshadowed by Chelsea’s near perfect start.City have drawn matches with both Chelsea and Arsenal and inexplicably lost at home to Stoke but since then the ship has been steadied and before the break for the internationals they won their last two games – both away games against Hull and Aston Villa.Spurs come into this on the back of a 1-0 win against Southampton who themselves are in good form but the win, courtesy of a goal from Christian Eriksen, ended a sequence of four games without victory for Spurs.With home advantage I’m taking City to see off Spurs and be leading at both HT and FT – that permutation can be backed at around 6/5.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)BACK MAN CITY HT/FT at around 6/5 for 12 points with Star SportsRETURN SINCE START OF WORLD CUP: LOSS 8.86 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

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26 Jul
2019

4 Reasons Google Bought Social Mapping App Waze

first_img June 13, 2013 This story originally appeared on Business Insider Google co-founder Larry Page –shares Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Technology Alyson Shontell 4 Reasons Google Bought Social Mapping App Waze Image credit: Kevin Smith/Business Insider 3 min read Register Now » Critics may be tired of hearing about billion-dollar acquisitions of startups that make no money, and now they can add Waze to that list.Earlier this week, Google acquired Waze for $1.1 billion. Waze is a turn-by-turn navigation app for Android and iOS with crowdsourced traffic updates. It uses its 44 million users to update road statuses in real-time.But Google is the maps leader of the world. So why does it need Waze? The extra 44 million users are nice to have, but that’s not what compelled Google to make its pricey purchase.TechCrunch’s Rip Empson broke down why the acquisition makes sense. Here are four reasons Google buying Waze can make sense:1. Social data.Waze has mastered real-time traffic and it’s a big data product. While Google is the ultimate big data company, it could use some help in the social front. Its traffic routes on Maps could be vastly improved by all of Waze’s user-submitted data. It can also take advantage of additions like cop hideouts and accident locations that Wazers submit on the fly. Google+ isn’t strong enough to easily create the robust, socially-driven navigation network Waze has created.2. Collecting real-time navigation information.Another reason for the acquisition: Waze is a cheaper way to collect up-do-date navigation information than Google currently uses. In an April 2013 interview, Waze CEO Noam Bardin said Google spent $1-2 billion on Street View, sending cars to take photos all over the world.  Waze obtains information for free from a community of 40-50 million volunteers.3. Local advertising.Empson also thinks Waze could be valuable to Google from a local advertising standpoint. Late last year, Waze added its first advertising product, a self-service solution that let businesses claim their listings in the app. It then advertises the locations to drivers as they approach the listings, similar to Foursquare’s ad products. It’d be easy for Google to take this implementation and run with it.”Local, mobile advertising spend in the U.S. is expected to skyrocket over the next few years, making Google’s vast index of local businesses and search extremely valuable to Waze, and to an extent, vice versa,” Empson writes.4. Keeping it away from the competition.Last but not least, Google’s move prevents Apple and Facebook from improving their map products. And there aren’t many runners-up in the startup market. Waze was really the only mobile navigation game in town. Next Article Add to Queue Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Businesslast_img read more

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18 Jul
2019

Besides the US drug overdose mortality is also common in other highincome

first_imgFeb 21 2019Is the current American drug overdose epidemic an isolated phenomenon? Have other high-income countries experienced similar increases in drug overdose mortality, or are they likely to going forward? A new study published in Population and Development Review addresses these questions.By examining drug overdose death rates between 1994 and 2015 in 18 countries, Dr. Jessica Ho, of the University of Southern California, found that for over a decade now, the United States has had the highest rates of drug overdose mortality among its peer countries. Drug overdose mortality has increased rapidly in the United States over the course of the contemporary epidemic, resulting in its dramatic pulling away from other high-income countries.Related StoriesReplacing a small amount of red meat with healthier foods may improve life expectancyHeart disease is still the number 1 killer in Australia, according to latest figuresUltra-Processed foods delay satiety, increase food intake and weight gainDrug overdose mortality is now 3.5 times higher on average in the United States than other high-income countries. It is over 27 times higher than in Italy and Japan, which have the lowest drug overdose death rates. Between 2003 and 2013, drug overdose mortality increased by 0.73 (men) and 0.26 (women) deaths per 100,000 on average in the comparison countries compared with increases of 5.53 (men) and 4.15 (women) deaths per 100,000 in the United States.The potential remains for drug overdose mortality to increase in other countries in the near future, and similar and troubling signs are already discernible in some countries.”One of the most surprising findings from this study is that while Americans now have the highest drug overdose death rates, this hasn’t always been the case. In the late 1990s, Nordic countries like Finland and Sweden had the highest death rates. The countries that now look like they’re at greatest risk of following in the U.S.’s footsteps are other Anglophone countries like Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom,” said Dr. Ho. “Over time, we’ve seen huge shifts in drug overdose, and we need to pay attention to the factors that contribute to the development and continued persistence of this epidemic in the United States and, potentially, whether it spreads to other countries.”Source: https://newsroom.wiley.com/press-release/population-and-development-review/drug-overdose-epidemic-unique-united-stateslast_img read more

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18 Jul
2019

Fungal infection study identifies specific genetic vulnerability among Hmong people

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jul 16 2019Ten years ago, in Marathon County, Wisconsin, 55 people were sickened by an uncommon fungal infection called blastomycosis. Thirty patients were hospitalized. Two people died.The fungus, Blastomyces dermatitidis, found naturally in wet soil and in decomposing wood throughout the Great Lakes region and the Mississippi Valley, can cause flu-like illness and in severe cases, death. Wisconsin has among the highest incidence rates of the disease in the U.S. and outbreaks ranging up to 100 cases periodically occur in the state.Given the size of the Marathon County outbreak, the state asked the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for help launching an investigation -; unusually, 20 patients infected with the fungus were of Hmong descent. Investigators found that Asian people had a disproportionate risk of developing blastomycosis infections relative to other groups in the U.S. and they ruled out lifestyle explanations, such as gardening practices and recreation.Now, a new study led by University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers Caitlin Pepperell and Bruce Klein has identified a specific genetic vulnerability among Hmong people that renders them more susceptible to the disease-causing fungus. We were struck by this because it hadn’t been described before … rates were 10-to-100 times greater than one might expect based on population numbers alone. It’s really been a holy grail question -; why are some people more vulnerable and what is the basis for this?”Bruce Klein, infectious disease physician and professor of pediatrics, internal medicine, and medical microbiology and immunology at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Understanding these vulnerabilities is really important for patients, says Pepperell, also an infectious disease physician and associate professor of medicine and medical microbiology and immunology at SMPH, because it can help physicians make better-informed and more timely decisions about treatment for people who are at higher risk.”Unfortunately, a really typical story with blastomycosis is having a long delay to diagnosis because it’s a (relatively) rare disease and people are not familiar with it,” Pepperell says. The earlier people are treated, the better their outcomes.At the start of the study, recently published in the open-access journal mBio, Pepperell surmised that Hmong people in Wisconsin, who have “experienced a long series of forced displacements and migrations,” might be more genetically isolated than other groups and thus have less genetic variation powering their fight against some diseases.That’s because every gene we inherit exists in pairs called alleles -; we get one copy from each parent. Having two alleles that are different creates variation, but as is often the case in genetically isolated groups, the alleles can also be identical, or homozygous. A person who inherits one good copy of a gene and one bad still has some protection from its effects, while a person who gets two bad copies is more vulnerable.”Many disease-causing variants are homozygous,” Pepperell explains.With the help of her former graduate student, co-author Donny Xiong, the research team gained consent from nine of the affected Hmong patients to collect blood and examine their cells.Related StoriesStudy: Treatment of psychosis can be targeted to specific genetic mutationGene modulation goes wireless hacking the “boss gene”Researchers identify gene mutations linked to leukemia in children with Down’s syndromePepperell and her graduate student, study co-author Mary O’Neill, looked for long stretches of homozygosity in the genomes of the Hmong participants. They found them in a region known to be important for immune responses to fungi.Within that region are genes for an immune element known as cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6), which helps lead to the development of another immune responder known as interleukin-17 (IL-17), involved in teaching the body to fight fungal infections. The research team found that the cells of Hmong people created less IL-6 than the cells of European donors.The specialized cells that produce IL-17, called Type 17 cytokine T helper cells (TH17), “patrol the mucosal surfaces of the body and are important in alarming (the body’s) first-line defenses,” Klein explains. “They serve as the cavalry and mop up invaders.”Klein’s research team found previously in mice that TH17 cells are particularly important for responding to fungal invaders and that IL-6 is pivotal to their creation. The finding suggested to the researchers that Hmong people who produce less IL-6 may have fewer TH17 cells, and thus, less IL-17.So, Klein’s team went back to the mouse model and found that mice lacking IL-6 had significantly fewer TH17 cells than normal mice, were extremely vulnerable to Blastomyces infection, experienced progressive disease, and died sooner.The researchers also found that Hmong donor cells produced significantly less IL-17 than those from Europeans in response to infection with another more common fungus, Candida albicans. Both groups are more likely to have been exposed to this fungus before -; it’s responsible for thrush and common vaginal yeast infections.Klein and Pepperell continue to study genetic vulnerability to Blastomyces, which is part of a family of seven particularly pathogenic fungi that are harmless unless their spores are inhaled and take up residence in the lungs. Pepperell is interested in “zooming out” to see if other genes may be different in Hmong people, since this study looked specifically at immune-related genes and could be missing more of the big picture.For Klein, the work has been “extremely gratifying.” He has studied blastomycosis in Wisconsin since 1981, first as a trainee with the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, and long worked alongside the late state epidemiologist, Jeff Davis, who passed away just last year. Together, they helped establish Wisconsin as the first state to make it a legally reportable infectious disease.”It’s like: ‘Battle on,'” with this fungus,” Klein says. He appreciates the implications the findings have not just for individual patients, but also for public health more broadly. It also helps lay the groundwork for the future, particularly as plans are forged by UW-Madison to establish the SMPH Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine.”This is a great example of the Wisconsin Idea,” Klein says. “This is something we should be doing -; the state and the university working together for the benefit of public health and people in Wisconsin.” Source:University of Wisconsin–MadisonJournal reference:Merkhofer, R.M. et al. (2019) Investigation of Genetic Susceptibility to Blastomycosis Reveals Interleukin-6 as a Potential Susceptibility Locus. mBio. doi.org/10.1128/mBio.01224-19.last_img read more

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18 Jul
2019

Chinas Tencent draws 41 bn orders for 5 bn bond sale

The group, known for its wildly popular “Honour of Kings” video game and ubiquitous WeChat social media platform, Thursday offered four tranches with maturities ranging from five to 20 years, according to the financial news agency.Tencent refused to comment when contacted by AFP.In a sign of the appetite for the Chinese giant’s debt, the offer—which was primarily aimed at US investors—drew orders totalling more than $41 billion, Bloomberg said, citing a source close to the transaction.Tencent’s last bond issue raised $2.5 billion in 2015. Its e-book arm China Literature raised $1.1 billion for a Hong Kong listing in November 2017.The new deal is similar to one in November by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which raised $7 billion in an issue reserved for US institutional investors.Tencent is pushing to build up its entertainment and gaming businesses and has signalled plans to extend a gaming empire built around WeChat by buying studios and pushing into content creation.It also has made no secret of its ambition to diversify and for international expansion.In the United States, the group has already invested in Snapchat and electric car manufacturer Tesla.Tencent also recently entered into a cross-shareholding agreement with Sweden’s Spotify, the world’s largest music streaming company. Chinese gaming and social media titan Tencent has raised $5 billion in a bond issue which attracted orders totalling more than $41 billion for its biggest dollar-denominated sale so far, Bloomberg reported Friday. Tencent is pushing to build up its entertainment and gaming businesses © 2018 AFP Explore further Citation: China’s Tencent draws $41 bn orders for $5 bn bond sale (2018, January 12) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-china-tencent-bn-bond-sale.html China’s answer to Kindle raises $1.1 bn for Hong Kong listing 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. read more

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18 Jul
2019

US radio giant iHeartMedia files for bankruptcy

Tribune leaves bankruptcy after 4 years Citation: US radio giant iHeartMedia files for bankruptcy (2018, March 15) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-radio-giant-iheartmedia-bankruptcy.html Leading US radio company iHeartMedia, which runs some of the country’s most popular Top 40 stations, has filed for bankruptcy protection as it struggles to pay $20 billion in debt. © 2018 AFP 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. Explore further Bob Pittman, the chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia, said that the deal would help in “achieving a capital structure that finally matches our impressive operating business” The Texas-based company said in a statement dated Wednesday that it was confident it had enough cash on hand to stay operational and that it had reached understandings to halve its debt.iHeartMedia runs 850 stations including 106.7 Lite FM, a New York soft rock channel which enjoys the highest listener numbers in the United States, and KIIS-FM, the premier Top 40 station in Los Angeles.While traditional radio has been shaken by the rise of streaming, iHeartMedia’s immediate problems stem from a messy process a decade ago for a leveraged buyout, which is when management buys a controlling share of a company with outside help.Buyers led by Bain Capital, the investment firm co-founded by former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, agreed in 2006 to $26.7 billion funded by big banks for the company then known as Clear Channel Communications.But with the global economic crisis soon biting, the banks balked and under a settlement iHeartMedia was saddled with the crushing debt to them.iHeartMedia, which last month missed an interest payment, said in its bankruptcy announcement that it had reached deals with debt holders to clear $10 billion of its burden.Bob Pittman, the chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia, said that the deal would help in “achieving a capital structure that finally matches our impressive operating business.””We have transformed a traditional broadcast radio company into a true 21st century multi-platform, data-driven, digitally focused media and entertainment powerhouse with unparalleled reach,” he said in the statement.iHeartMedia, which has had repeated layoffs since its leveraged buyout, has moved to change with the times including by launching the iHeartRadio streaming service to compete with on-demand platforms such as Spotify.The company has also built a strong presence on social media and on Sunday had its latest iHeartRadio Music Awards, a fan-voted televised gala. read more

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17 Jul
2019

Tirupur exporters body appeals for early settlement of lorry strike

first_imgCOMMENTS strike RELATED COMMENT Tirupur Exporters’ Association has appealed for immediate intervention to settle the lorry strike as it has started to impact the movement of goods adversely, the association president, Raja M Shanmugham, has said.“Exporting units in Tirupur are unable to transport the finished garments for shipment either through the sea ports of Tuticorin, Chennai or Kochi or airports such as Chennai, Bengaluru and Kochi.””Buyers do not tolerate supply delay and this is a very season-conscious, design-driven business. And we are competing with countries like Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Vietnam, who are in an advantageous position, while we are struggling to sustain in business here.” “Stoppage of vehicle movement from the garment unit to outside job working units like knitting, dyeing, compacting,printing, embroidery, checking, ironing and packing would affect production and these job working units will not be in a position to provide work to the employees,” Shanmugham said and appealed to the Lorry Owners’ Association to exempt the transport of export goods as also movement of goods. Published oncenter_img SHARE Trucks can now legally carry 20-25% more load SHARE SHARE EMAIL July 21, 2018last_img read more

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30 Dec
2018

McCains letter To

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23 Dec
2018

Fla armed with enou

Fla. armed with enough facts to bulletproof what he asked.

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saying “it is their power to bring about real change come 2019. stressed that being in the military today required more than just carrying weapons, identified as Ayush alias Suraj, was on Thursday remanded to one-day judicial custody by a Delhi court which refused the Anti-Corruption Branch’s plea seeking three-day police custody after he fainted before it. it will not really matter if Fire Officers are present or not or even if the owner of the building was around or not”, citing anonymous sources. “I want to thank you all as workers of Cross River State for finding it necessary to honour me in a day of this nature. The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared the process failed after the verified signatories to the petition for Melaye’s recall fell short of requirements. read more

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