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T rex was actually bigger than we thought

first_img3:36 This is what would happen if we still had dinosaurs 15 Photos The new conclusions are based on a 66-million-year-old skeleton found in Canada in the early ’90s. Roger Harris/SPL/Getty The undisputed king of the dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus rex, is even bigger than we once believed.That’s according to new research conducted on “Scotty,” a 66-million-year-old T. rex skeleton first discovered in Canada in 1991. A team of paleontologists at the University of Alberta measured up the skull, hip and limbs of Scotty and suggested that it had a living weight of almost 20,000 pounds (approx. 8,800 kilograms).With that kind of weight, the monstrous ancient lizard would be up there with the largest terrestrial animal currently alive, the African bush elephant, which can weigh up to 26,000 pounds.”This is the rex of rexes,” Scott Persons, lead author of the new study, said in a statement. Tags 5 Sci-Techcenter_img The skeleton was discovered in the western Canadian province of Saskatchewan, encased in sandstone. It took 10 years of fine excavation work to extricate the fossil and now scientists have finally been able to stitch together a picture of Scotty as he would have been 66 million years ago.The findings were published in the journal The Anatomical Record on March 21. The research team describes Scotty as “exceptionally large” and “robust”, which in reality means he was an absolute unit.Making Scotty even more unique is the fact that it is the oldest T. rex skeleton discovered and was likely in his early 30s when he died — which is a pretty good run for the theropods because as far as we currently know, they lived to between 20 and 30 years. By studying one of the major leg bones, the research team could determine that Scotty was a mature T. rex.And in his time, he’d seen things — he bore the marks of a fair few scuffles.”Riddled across the skeleton are pathologies — spots where scarred bone records large injuries,” said Persons.Scotty takes the crown for biggest ever ancient lizard from Sue, a wonderfully preserved T. rex skeleton discovered in South Dakota in 1990. Sue’s estimated weight is around 400 kilograms less than that estimated for Scotty, but with around 90 percent of that skeleton recovered, she is still the most extensive T. rex specimen ever found. Share your voice Comments Tyrannosaurus rex has a surprise for you Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

We are hopeful of 125 GST rate on gold Abaran Jewellers CEO

first_imgPeople busy buying jewellery on “Akshaya Tritiya” in Nagpur, on April 28, 2017.IANSOn June 3, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council will finalise the tax rate on gold, among four or five items that were left uncovered in the previous GST Council meeting on May 18-19. The jewellery industry is hopeful of a lower rate on gold even as it braces up for a higher rate. In an interview with International Business Times India edition, Pratap Kamath, CEO of Abaran Jewellers and founder-member of the All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation (AIGJF) shares his views on the subject and the likely impact on the Rs 3 lakh crore trade. Edited excerpts:International Business Times (IBT): What would be the GST rate on gold?Pratap Kamath (PK): We have been requesting for 1.25 percent but the feeler that we are getting is that the government is looking at 4 percent.IBT: Did any delegation from AIGJF meet ministers or officials in this regard?PK: Yes, we had many meetings and we have one more scheduled…our (AIGJF) chairman Nitin Khandelwal will be meeting finance minister Arun Jaitley either on May 29 or 30. A meeting with the under-secretary in the finance ministry has also been scheduled.IBT: To make a case for 1.25 percent GST on gold?PK: Yes, that’s right.IBT: How hopeful are you?PK: We are very positive…the fact that the GST Council has kept a decision on gold pending till now is an indication…see at 1.25 percent, compliance will be high, which is what the government wants. If they fix the rate at 4 or 5 percent, compliance will be very low. As it is, the import duty on gold is very high, at 10 percent.IBT: How would gold prices trend post finalisation of GST rate?PK: I don’t think much… it would be in the range of 2 to 4 percent, up or down, depending on the rate.IBT: How do you think demand for physical gold has been impacted due to gold bond schemes?PK: It’s not significant but yes, of late, it is picking up.IBT: How do you foresee the initial days of post GST era for the trade?PK: There will be some disruption for the next few months as traders come to terms with compliance and other issues.IBT: How was the quarter (January-March 2017) gone by and the next two months?PK: Very bad for us…on an average, it was down 30 to 40 percent, YoY and even now, it has not picked up much. Demonetisation severely affected our business. There was a general sense of fear among buyers but we are hopeful that things would improve in the next few months.IBT: What’s your view on the Modi government’s performance in three years?PK: We are in a nascent stage…most decisions that have been taken are drastic…and of course, with all the good intentions. But the results will be felt only in the long term. Abaran Jewellers store in Bengaluru.YouTubelast_img read more

Party Politics Texas Edition Ep 39 Texas Primary Sprint What To Expect

first_imgOn the first episode of Party Politics: Texas Edition in 2018, co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus dissect the complicated world of Texas politics: Then, Brandon and Jay will walk through the folks running in those all important March primaries in Texas. By the way, don’t forget to check out our national episodes of Party Politics, too. You can download them on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Tweet us at #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org.Party Politics is produced by Edel Howlin and our audio engineer is Todd Hulslander. This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Share Willet and Ho to the 5th Circuit Court To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen X Voter ID takes effect in Texas—for now Julian Castro launches new PAC for Democrats to run for office FEMA pays to fix Texas churches  00:00 /15:57last_img read more

Play it on loop

first_img‘Female Dj’s are no dolly birds!’ says DJane July Loop. Before this beauty hits Zerzura on 4 May, she gets candid with Millennium Post. Read on…Tell us a bit about yourself. Where did you start from?I am from Ukraine and working as a DJ from past 4 and a half years and have travelled across the world for work. I have played in countries like Switzerland, Italy, Poland, China, Korea, Turkey, Egypt and many more. I started my career as a DJ from my own city – Ukraine.   Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Where did the interest in music come in and the plans to become a DJ and go behind the console?I love listening to music and doing mixing. I was crazy about rock music since I was in my teens. I used to party a lot with my friends. One of my DJ friends taught me how to play, but at that time it was just a hobby. But now music has become a part of my life and I can’t live without music and crazy people on the dance floor.Tell us about what made it for you. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixMy never-ending love for music and the crazy grooving people on the dance floor. I mark a success for myself when I make the entire crowd in the venue dance like crazy on the beats I play.  I will always remember the big artists I have worked with like Tara Mcdonald, Armin van Buuren, Dj Ralvero, Ottawan etc. They really helped me to reach where I have.     Tell us about making it big – was it a long journey and a tough struggle?In the beginning of my career I used to play in small parties, usually a pre-party.  It wasn’t a long journey for me because I got my first break to work with a well known DJ from London. It was my first assignment abroad in Istanbul. I played warm up for him. After the show we worked together for almost one month and I at that moment understood what is really to be a DJ. Is it harder to be a female DJ as compared to your male counterparts?Female DJ’s were largely regarded as a gimmick, a ‘dolly bird’  to gaze at and to be taken seriously, as someone who might actually know how to present music, was almost an impossibility. People in various countries have different mindsets.  Some people don’t believe that a female DJ can play and take a party on a high. They look at me or my photo and think I am just a model standing near the console. I love facing the challenges and with these people I love breaking of that stereotype thoughts. Usually, after my party, people come to me and say: Wow you really can play!!! What are the essential ingredients needed to become a DJ?You should love music and have an ability of sensing the crowd’s music requirements. Sometimes the taste of the crowd is far different from yours, at that moment you need to change your preferences and need to adapt according to the crowd.Is this your first visit to India? What sort of reaction are you expecting from Delhi?It is my third trip to India. I have heard that the Delhi crowd is the most energetic crowd. I am expecting a lot from the Delhiites. I want to drive my crowd crazy with my beats. Earlier Delhi crowd was only open to Bollywood and commercial music. But now with the increase of music knowledge among Delhiites the preferences has been changed. People are better informed now and they also enjoy all the genres of music. Tell us what tops your playlist right now – the top tracks on it…The top tracks on my playlists are:  Baauer – Harlem Shake; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop; Pitbull and Christina Aguilera – Feel This Moment.last_img read more

Jet Airways expands Europe network with 12 new codeshare destinations

first_imgTags: Jet Airways Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> MUMBAI — Jet Airways has boosted its codeshare agreements with Air France, KLM and Delta Air Lines.Under these new policies the carriers will expand choice and connectivity options for passengers flying between India and Europe. Air France and Delta are codesharing on Jet Airways’ current service between Mumbai and Paris. Additionally, Air France, together with KLM and Delta, also codeshare on Jet Airways’ newly announced flight between Chennai and Paris, scheduled to begin Oct. 29.KLM and Delta will also codeshare on Jet Airways’ daily flight between Bengaluru and Amsterdam starting Oct. 29.And Delta Air Lines will codeshare on Jet Airways’ third frequency between Mumbai and London.Several European gateways including Athens, Barcelona, Bilbao, Budapest, Dublin, Krakow, Leeds, Lisbon, London Heathrow, Lyon, Nice and Warsaw will now be connected on codeshared flights.Jet Airways also codeshares on Air France services connecting Mumbai and Paris as well as KLM’s newly-announced three times weekly service between Mumbai and Amsterdam, beginning Oct. 29. All these new flights are already open for sale.More news:  Visit Orlando unveils new travel trade tools & agent perksWith the new codeshare additions Jet Airways passengers get access to as many as 43 European destinations via Amsterdam and 27 via Paris as well as 34 in North America. Guests travelling from Europe or North America will gain access to 45 Indian cities on Jet Airways’ extensive domestic network via Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai.“The expanded cooperation reaffirms our commitment to offer our guests choice and seamless connectivity,” said Jayaraj Shanmugam, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways. “In fact our guests travelling to Europe and North America can benefit immensely from our multi-gateway connectivity to all destinations on Air France, KLM and Delta’s networks. The partnership significantly expands our reach in key markets and adds even more destinations to our already extensive international network, thereby reinforcing our position as India’s premier international airline.” Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Posted by Jet Airways expands Europe network with 12 new codeshare destinationslast_img read more

Membership to promote Sunshine Coast

first_imgTourism leaders in the Sunshine Coast have launched a new membership program for the industry where local operators can advertise their business and leverage from Sunshine Coast Destination marketing campaigns (SCDL).Unveil yesterday, SCDL chief executive Steve Cooper described the membership as in demand.“There has been an absence of a Sunshine Coast wide tourism membership program for some years,” Mr Cooper explained. “The industry has requested a membership program and we are now delivering it.”Designed to accommodate businesses of all sizes, Mr Cooper added that in its inaugural year the program will include discounts for various membership levels.“If we unite as an industry, we can make a real difference for tourism on the Sunshine Coast,” he explained.Minister for Tourism, Manufacturing and Small Business Jan Jarratt concurred, stating that the member was a great way to unite the industry and sell the destination.“The SCDL membership program is critical to bringing the industry together to sell this great destination and get visitors spending their dollars on the Sunshine Coast,” Ms Jarratt said. “This program will give members the opportunity to participate in marketing campaigns, subsidised activities and access the latest research reports and industry development programs.” Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

Rep Price invites 89th District residents to July 8 office hour events

first_img State Rep. Amanda Price, R-Park Township, will host three office hours on Friday, July 8 in Spring Lake, Park Township and Grand Haven.“A lot has happened over the first six months of 2016, but there is still work to be done in Lansing,” said Rep. Price. “I hope that my fellow 89th District residents will come out on July 8th to share their thoughts on our state government.”Rep. Price will be available on Friday, July 8 at:10-11 a.m. at the Park Township Hall, 52 152nd, Holland11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at the Spring Lake District Library, 123 E. Exchange St., Spring Lake1-2 p.m. at Coffee Grounds, 41 Washington Ave. No. 180, Grand HavenNo appointment is necessary. Anyone unable to attend the office hour events can contact Rep. Price’s Lansing office at 517-373-0838. The representative also can be reached by email at amandaprice@house.mi.gov or by mail at N-1193 House Office Building, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909. Categories: News 30Jun Rep. Price invites 89th District residents to July 8 office hour eventslast_img read more

Justins note America is in unprecedented territo

first_imgJustin’s note: America is in unprecedented territory.For starters, the average American is over $40,000 in debt… and that’s grown 15% over the past four years. Meanwhile, wages and the U.S. economy aren’t keeping up…Stansberry Research founder Porter Stansberry believes there is only one possible outcome: a “Debt Jubilee.”That’s why today, we’re sharing the first chapter of Porter’s book The American Jubilee. In it, he reveals the four conditions that would bring about a debt jubilee, and shows just how close we are to one taking place…By Porter Stansberry, founder, Stansberry ResearchIf you study American history, you’ll see that Debt Jubilees occur only in a unique type of extreme political environment.After all, a Jubilee is a radical measure.The government essentially steals money from one group and hands it to another.In order for this to occur, four elements must be in place… Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?We have the largest gap ever between the rich and poor…We have huge increases in violent protests about immigration and race…We have a completely ineffective government…And we have extreme animosity toward the “elites” from both the left and right.Check… check… check… and check.There’s actually a name for this type of political and social phenomenon.It’s called “populism.” And it emerges every 30 to 40 years. There must be cultural threats from those with different values or from outsiders (in other words, minority populations and immigrants). During the 1930s, just like today, the wealthy acquired a much higher-than-normal percentage of our nation’s wealth…And in both the 1930s and today, the percentage of the population who were foreign-born was higher than normal… causing animosity among the “common man.”Just like today, the economic conditions of the 1930s caused extreme income inequality.Back then, the top 10% earned 45% of all income (compared with 50% today) and owned 85% of the wealth (compared with 75% today).Even the political characters are the same…The 1930s saw a popular socialist presidential candidate just like we had in 2016. Huey Long was a former governor of Louisiana and a U.S. senator. He proposed an income cap at $1 million… a 30-hour federal work week… and 100% income taxes at the highest level.Long even established 27,000 “Share Our Wealth” clubs around the country and had a radio show that was listened to by one in five Americans.So where did this all lead?It led to America’s most dramatic Debt Jubilee to date…Regards,Porter Stansberry Founder, Stansberry ResearchJustin’s note: According to Porter, a financial revolution is already starting to take place across America. Many aren’t aware of it. But the Charlottesville riots… the burning of inner cities… the resurgence of neo-Nazi groups… and the “Black Lives Matter” protests are all signs that a Jubilee is imminent.But you still have time to protect yourself. Porter and his team of analysts have put together a presentation to explain everything. You’ll learn how the Jubilee will play out, as well as the steps you can take to survive… and prosper… once it hits. Watch it here.In Case You Missed It…On April 26, 2018, Casey Research is hosting a pivotal event… the Pot Stock Millionaire Summit.At this summit, Doug Casey, along with Crisis Investing editor Nick Giambruno, will discuss five frontier marijuana stocks set to soar as legalization gets underway. These stocks are the best ways to get in on what Forbes calls “the best ground-floor opportunity we’ve seen since the early days of the internet.” Sign up right here. Populist movements are characterized by extreme anger at the government, at the wealthy, at the establishments, and at “newcomers” and minorities.As the director of an Alabama group that tracks violence and hate crimes around the country told Newsweek in June 2017: “There has been a massive explosion of violence across the country.”I’m sure you’ve seen this yourself.The hatred and anger is like nothing I’ve witnessed in my lifetime. And it’s coming from all sides. A member of my staff went to a book reading in Baltimore by one of the most famous left-wing authors in the country.The author told the crowd that he wished he could go back in time and smother Donald Trump in his crib as a baby… or convince Trump’s mother to have an abortion.This epitomizes the political and social environment in America today.From the protests and marches… to the refusals to stand during the national anthem…From Black Lives Matter to the anti-immigration movements… to the rejuvenation of white supremacists… to the tripling of membership in the Democratic Socialists of America.It’s clear we are in the middle of an extreme “populist” period in America.Ray Dalio, one of the richest men in America, studied the political environments of the past 100 years and concluded in March 2017…The last time that it [populism] existed as a major force in the world was in the 1930s, when most countries became populist. Over the last year, it has again emerged as a major force.Look at this chart. The big spikes show when populist politicians got the most votes in America and abroad…So, what does this all mean?It proves that what we’re experiencing today is eerily similar to what happened in the 1930s… right before the biggest and most radical Debt Jubilee in American history. The economic comparison is stunning.Interest rates hit zero leading up to each of these periods…The government went into mega money-printing mode during both periods…Printing money caused the stock market and other risky assets to boom during both periods… boosting the wealth of the rich, but doing nothing for the poor… — How I almost lost $1,000,000 in 8 hours In 8 hours, I almost lost my entire $1,000,000 life savings. But by using this “secret key” technique… I saved all my money… generated a fortune… and got to retire at 42, with more security than I’d ever imagined. I’ve been quietly using it for the past 26 years to make millions. Click here and see my “secret key” in action. Recommended Link Recommended Link Why the SECOND crypto megaboom will be bigger, starting on April 30 The Bitcoin bull market will go down in history – but DON’T WORRY if you didn’t get rich. Because the second megaboom will be MUCH BIGGER. In fact, it will DWARF anything we’ve seen, minting a whole new class of crypto millionaires. Will you join them? — The government must be ineffective at providing solutions. And there must be growing anger toward the “elites.” The wealth gap must be getting dramatically bigger.last_img read more

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first_imgClick here for the full details Now, Jason says his system can flag this type of trading activity because it quickly catches what institutional buyers are doing. That type of speed is key.Here’s what he told me:Most ordinary investors miss these opportunities because they don’t know what professional investors like hedge funds and institutions are doing. But to be fair, these big-money firms work hard to keep their activity quiet – because until they’re done, it doesn’t help them if people know what they’re buying. That’s why speed is key.In his most recent Palm Beach Trader issue, Jason identified a small tech company that institutions are snapping up quickly. And his system is showing there’s likely more demand from hedge funds – which could lead to triple-digit gains in just a few months. (Subscribers can read the issue right here.)If you’re not a Palm Beach Trader subscriber, the best one-click way to get exposure to the sector is through the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (SOXX). This fund holds large semiconductor companies like Nvidia, Intel, and Broadcom.Regards,Nick Rokke Analyst, The Palm Beach DailyP.S. As I mentioned above, Cantor Fitzgerald stunned everyone with its new high-speed trading system in 2012. Time magazine… The New York Times… The Telegraph… and even 60 Minutes reported on this system – which could “look up to 30 milliseconds into the future.”It was hands down the fastest high-speed trading system in Wall Street history. But now, after seven years, Jason is ready to make history again.On April 24, Jason is unveiling his own breakthrough system, which he says can spot the market’s fastest-growing stocks up to 30 days in advance – and you’re invited.As an attendee, you’ll have the chance to claim his No. 1 recommendation. And the profit potential could be enormous – as much as $9,385 in one trading day. Plus, Jason’s giving away a special three-part masterclass for free when you register now.Reader MailbagDo you plan on attending Jason’s VIP event? If you’d like to ask questions ahead of time, send them to us at feedback@caseyresearch.com. Recommended Link Seeing the Future… Before Everyone ElseIn February 2019, Jason told me his proprietary system (more on it in a moment) was seeing a rush back into semiconductor stocks – and that it was a positive sign of economic growth.Here’s what he said then:Perhaps the biggest evidence of a rush back to growth is being seen again in semiconductors. Semis got smoked last year and were essentially a toxic wasteland… And we noticed a major repricing of semis earlier this month with some stellar earnings and heavy institutional accumulation.As usual, Jason nailed that call…The sector has shot up nearly 30% in this year’s first quarter – its best start ever. And the overall market has followed.But if you think you’ve missed the boat on semiconductors, think again. Jason says his system is continuing to signal institutional buying in the sector. And that means more gains ahead for investors in these companies…Big Money Is Piling InRegular Palm Beach Daily readers know that we call Jason our Wall Street insider because he spent nearly two decades as a trader (including being a partner at Cantor Fitzgerald).But few people know this: In 2012, his firm helped create Tradeworx.The name might not ring a bell. But if you’ve read about high-speed trading in The Wall Street Journal or The New York Times – or watched the 60 Minutes special on it – you actually do know about Tradeworx.It was the fastest high-speed trading system on Wall Street – making trades in less than a second. But here’s the thing…After Jason left Cantor Fitzgerald, he created his own breakthrough system – one that can spot the biggest (and most lucrative) trades on Wall Street… up to a month in advance.That same system flagged institutional buying in semiconductors earlier this year. And it’s proven to be highly accurate on a number of other occasions, too. (For example, it predicted the sell-off in February 2018 and the rally we saw at the start of this year.) Justin’s note: Today, we’re doing something a little different from our usual fare. Our friends over at Palm Beach Research Group have an interesting story to share about a reversal in a little-known – but very important – sector of the market.Nick Rokke and Palm Beach Trader editor Jason Bodner explain why this reversal is bullish for stocks… indicates market health… and presents a huge money-making opportunity for investors.Read on to see what it is and what we can buy to profit today…By Nick Rokke, analyst, The Palm Beach Daily Toward the end of last year, semiconductor stocks tanked…Now, semiconductors are the microchips that make electronic devices work. (They’re also called the “brains” of machines.) From toasters and smartphones… to computers and complex networking equipment… the modern world couldn’t operate without them.And because the companies making them are the first part of the supply chain, they’re often the first to feel the pain when the economy slows down.In fact, as you can see in the chart below, the sector is so important that it’s widely considered a leading indicator of market health:In the second half of 2018, semiconductor companies crashed 24%. An overall 19% market meltdown soon followed.The carnage was so bad, Palm Beach Research Group’s Wall Street insider Jason Bodner called semis a “toxic wasteland.”But today, we’re seeing a reversal in this important sector. That’s bullish for stocks – and it presents a money-making opportunity for investors… Recommended Link Register here to reserve your spot President Trump’s $2.6 Trillion Revenge Against The Fed… (And How It Could Turn $250 Into An Absolute Fortune)President Trump has called the Fed “crazy”, “out of control,” and “loco”… Because despite keeping rates near zero the entire time Obama was in office… and inflation being within just .1% of their target… Under President Trump, the Fed hiked rates not once, not twice… But six times. And with it, ushered in the worst December for investors since the Great Depression. Now, President Trump will have his revenge… And, in doing so, he will give you the chance to turn $250 into an absolute fortune. — — No matter your age or expertise, if you have a computer or cellphone you can potentially profit from thisJason Bodner has cracked the code. He spent 18 years on Wall Street, was named partner at the global financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald, and became one of the biggest power players on Wall Street. Now he’s sharing his secrets. On Wednesday, April 24 at 8 pm ET, Jason will unveil his powerful new system that helps him spot America’s fastest-growing stocks up to 30 days in advance. No matter your age, net worth, or expertise… if you have a computer or cellphone… he can show you that you can profit from this strategy with less than 20 minutes of “work” a month. Learn from a true Wall Street legend — for free.last_img read more

Marijuana Workers Now Outnumber Bakers and Other Common Careers

first_img Next Article Add to Queue –shares For an industry still in its early stages, legal marijuana already has surpassed many other businesses in generating jobs.In a new report called the Marijuana Business Factbook 2017, the marijuana industry is reported to have created 165,000 to 230,000 full- and part-time jobs in the United States. According to the report, that means there are more people working in the marijuana industry than there are bakers, dental hygienists and massage therapists.The job numbers include those working at cannabis retail stores, growing facilities, marijuana-infused product companies, testing labs and ancillary businesses such as transportation and security. The numbers represent “marijuana’s rapid transformation out of the black market and into a viable economic force,” according to the report.Related: Sorry, But No You Can’t Smoke Marijuana on the Las Vegas Strip Yet.Practical mattersThe numbers also underscore one of the two practical considerations for political leaders that go beyond the decades-old “war against drugs” debate that continues at the federal level.The first is that legalized marijuana generates huge amounts of tax income for state and local governments. For example, Oregon expects to reap $200 million in adult-use marijuana taxes by 2019, and that money will go to schools, roads and law enforcement.The tax dollars generated by Colorado and other western states have politicians in other cash-starved states, such as Illinois, hoping to legalize marijuana to help balance governmental budgets.The second, which the report focused on, is job creation. Nationwide, the numbers are expected to skyrocket as California, Massachusetts and Nevada allow adult-use sales and another big state, Florida, moves forward with a regulated medical marijuana industry.Though all the new legal marijuana markets will take time to fully develop, “they have the potential to create tens of thousands of new jobs in the marijuana industry,” according to the report.Putting it in perspectiveMarijuana also has been a boon to small businesses. The majority of the jobs in marijuana are concentrated on smaller operations that only need a handful of employees.Part of the reason for this is the fact marijuana remains an illegal drug at the federal level. Because legalization has happened in a state-by-state manner, large marijuana companies employing hundreds of workers have not materialized.Related: NBA Champion John Salley Talks About the ‘Seed to Sale’ Process for Cannabis BusinessBut the jobs continue to multiply. Assuming that most marijuana industry workers do not require a college degree, here are some other, similar occupations that the marijuana industry has either surpassed or approached in the number of workers:Short-order cooks (181,600)Electronics Installers and Repairers (136,100)Library Assistants (210,700)Boilermakers (17,400)Sheet metal workers (141,000)Again, the employment numbers will only grow as legal marijuana operations go into effect in new states. Moving forward on the debate about marijuana, expect politicians to start referencing the economic benefits of cannabis over long-held objections. They may find the economic bottom line on the marijuana industry is too strong to ignore. Easy Search. Quality Finds. Your partner and digital portal for the cannabis community. Free Green Entrepreneur App dispensaries.com Guest Writer Marijuana Workers Now Outnumber Bakers and Other Common Careers July 11, 2017 Image credit: David McNew | Getty Images 3 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. How much has legalizing marijuana helped create jobs? Just look at the numbers. Marijuana Keep up with the latest trends and news in the cannabis industry with our free articles and videos, plus subscribe to the digital edition of Green Entrepreneur magazine. Download Our Free Android Applast_img read more

If You Still Call Amazon an Online Retailer Heres One More Reason

first_img Stephen J. Bronner News Director It depends heavily on its cloud business, not ecommerce. Next Article Entrepreneur Staff –shares Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Add to Queue February 1, 2018center_img Enroll Now for $5 2 min read Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. If You Still Call Amazon an Online Retailer, Here’s One More Reason to Stop Amazon Image credit: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com Amazon is staggeringly good at selling things online. In just North America last year, the company generated $2.8 billion in operating income. That’s a 20 percent jump from 2016, according to a release connected to its latest earnings report.But, that’s not the complete picture. It’s still-growing international sales segment saw a $3 billion loss in operating income.Related: The Surprising Ways Amazon, Apple and Microsoft Really Make Their BillionsThank goodness for Amazon Web Services. The company’s cloud division helped propel Amazon to some of the best numbers in the company’s history. The cloud service saw $17.5 billion in net sales last year. After expenses, the division still brought in an operating income of $4.3 billion, a 39 percent increase from 2016, ensuring a total annual net income for the company of $3 billion.And this segment of Amazon’s business will continue to grow. The company announced several high-profile clients for AWS in its report, including Disney, Turner, Symantec and the NFL. Amazon also expanded AWS infrastructure in France and China, and plans to open new zones in Bahrain, Hong Kong and Sweden between now and early 2019.The company is also expanding its AI offering to include transcribing and translating services and deep-learning powered video analysis. It also announced AWS Media Services, which will provide cloud tools for video providers.Related: Here’s How You Can Use Alexa at WorkAmazon also further entrenched itself in the workplace with Alexa for Business.While the company continues to burn money in its bid to get the world to buy everything from the “everything store,” it will have AWS propping it up.Of course, Amazon’s incredibly strong retail segments are still essential to the company and only part of its many growing offerings. The lesson for entrepreneurs is to watch how AWS’s growth and continued success is helping the company invest and make inroads in AI, international ecommerce or media that many other companies can’t.”Our 2017 projections for Alexa were very optimistic, and we far exceeded them,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s CEO and founder, in a statement. “Expect us to double down.”last_img read more

Apple Says It Does Not Want to be an Elitist Company as

first_imgApple Apple COO Jeff Williams also said analysts ‘don’t really understand the cost of what we do.’ Apple Says It Does Not Want to be an ‘Elitist’ Company as iPhone Prices Continue to Rise Next Article Apple’s COO Jeff Williams told students in North Carolina on Friday that Apple does not want to be an “elitist” company.As reported by Apple Insider, Williams gave a short speech at Elon University followed by a Q&A session. A student asked Williams about Apple’s plans to lower iPhone prices, citing a recent report which claimed the iPhone costs significantly less to manufacture than its sale price.”The stories that come out about the cost of our products [have been] the bane of my existence from the beginning of time, including our early days,” said Williams. “Analysts don’t really understand the cost of what we do and how much care we put into making our products.”Williams said he’s cognizant of the iPhone’s climbing price point,which means it has fallen behind in key markets where consumers have less disposable income. In India for example, Apple commands just 3% of market share.”We do not want to be an elitist company. That’s not — we want to be an egalitarian company, and we’ve got a lot of work going on in developing markets,” Williams said.His comments come after Apple has continued to raise the price of iPhones. The average selling price of the phones has increased by nearly 27% to $793 since 2010, helped in no small part by the $1,000 iPhone X. February 25, 2019 Add to Queue Apply Now » 2 min readcenter_img –shares The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. This story originally appeared on Business Insider 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Isobel Asher Hamilton Apple COO Jeff Williams Image credit: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez via BIlast_img read more

Russia Launches First Rocket From New Spaceport at Second Attempt

first_img Reuters This story originally appeared on Reuters Rockets Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Next Article Image credit: Mikhail Svetlov | Getty Images –shares Russia launched its first rocket from a new cosmodrome on Thursday, a day after a technical glitch forced a postponement of the event in a sign of continuing crisis in the nation’s space industry.An unmanned Soyuz-2.1A rocket, carrying three satellites, roared into a clear blue sky from the launchpad at Vostochny cosmodrome in the remote Amur Region near China’s border at 0501 Moscow time (0201 GMT), state television showed.The satellites separated from the rocket’s third stage about nine minutes into the flight and headed for their designated orbits, Russian news agencies quoted officials from the space agency Roscosmos as saying.The launch was called off less than two minutes before lift-off on Wednesday, upsetting President Vladimir Putin. He had flown thousands of kilometers to watch what Russian media and officials called a historic event.”I want to congratulate you. There is something to be proud of,” Putin told cosmodrome workers and Roscosmos officials after watching Thursday’s launch at Vostochny, Russian media reported.”The equipment overreached itself a little bit yesterday,” he said. “In principle, we could have held the launch yesterday, but the equipment overdid its job and stopped the launch. This is a normal thing.”His remarks contrasted with his tough words after Wednesday’s aborted launch, when he criticized Roscosmos and government officials for the large number of technical problems in the space industry, saying that “there should be an appropriate reaction”.Putin reprimanded Roscosmos head Igor Komarov and Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who is in charge of space and military industries, Russian news agencies quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying.Corruption and glitchesProblems with Russian space rockets are worrisome not just for the Kremlin but also for the U.S. space program. NASA has depended on Russia to fly its astronauts to the International Space Station since it retired its space shuttle.Delays and corruption have blighted work on the new cosmodrome. A European Space Agency launch in French Guiana, using a similar Russian Soyuz rocket, was also delayed by technical problems this month.The Soviet Union pioneered manned space flight when it fired Yuri Gagarin into space in 1961.But since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia’s space program has had to retrench for lack of cash. For years it filled gaps in its budget by taking paying tourists into space.The Vostochny spaceport, the first civilian rocket launch site on Russian territory, is intended to phase out Russia’s reliance on the Baikonur cosmodrome, which it leases from ex-Soviet Kazakhstan.”The main thing is that this launch pad is now working, it has been prepared well by you and it is functioning,” Putin told cosmodrome workers on Thursday. “We are now facing a second stage here, to accommodate a heavy rocket.””We have a lot of work in front of us, and it’s daunting. But beyond all doubt, this is … a very serious step forward in the development of Russia’s space exploration.”(Reporting by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Andrew Roche) April 28, 2016 3 min read Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. The Soyuz 21 A rocket is launched on April 28, 2016 near Tsiolkovsky (former Uglegorsk). Add to Queue Register Now » Russia Launches First Rocket From New Spaceport at Second Attemptlast_img read more

Slalom and Amperity Partner to Help Brands Get More Value from Their

first_imgSlalom and Amperity Partner to Help Brands Get More Value from Their Data PRNewswireMay 14, 2019, 6:48 pmMay 14, 2019 A Consulting Firm and Customer Data Management Provider Team up to Power Personalized ExperiencesSlalom, a modern consulting firm focused on strategy, technology, and business transformation, announced its partnership with Amperity, an AI-powered customer data management provider. The partnership offers Slalom’s clients a powerful platform to ingest, unify, and manage data to gain a 360-degree view of their customers.The announcement coincides with a shift in consumer expectations. In a recent survey from Harvard Business Review, 90 percent of respondents said their customers expect them to know their interests and anticipate their needs. To deliver those personalized experiences, companies need to master their customer data.Many companies are a long way from mastery, storing customer data in dozens of systems that often aren’t integrated with one another. It’s a missed opportunity to drive loyalty and revenue with personalization, targeting, and segmentation.Marketing Technology News: The Measurement Advantage: Marketing Leaders Are Four Times As Likely As Laggards To Exceed Business Goals, Grow Revenue, And Gain Market ShareThat’s where Slalom and Amperity’s partnership comes in.Slalom helps build solutions with best-of-breed technologies, tailored to meet its clients’ unique needs. Amperity uses the latest advances in cloud infrastructure and machine learning to process billions of customer records continually, resolving them into rich and current profiles. These profiles are then segmented and orchestrated downstream to any system, fueling better personalization, targeting, and seamless experiences.“Slalom is the best solution integrator partner we could hope for,” said Kabir Shahani, CEO at Amperity. “They combine deep subject matter expertise with a value-focused approach to integration, and our shared customers couldn’t be happier.”Marketing Technology News: Only 30% of Midsized Call Centers Are Confident in Ability to Meet Customer Needs“Our clients need ways to power a data-driven approach to personalized marketing. The next wave of revenue growth will come from harnessing massive stores of customer data to deliver great personalized experiences,” says Garret Carlson, Managing Director at Slalom. “Amperity’s end-to-end solution is one of the fastest ways to unlock that growth and manage the complexity and scale of the data.”Marketing Technology News: Edison Partners Growth Index Reveals 7 Traits of Fast-Growth Tech Companies Amperitycustomer data managementHarvard Business ReviewMarketing TechnologyNewsSlalomTechnology Previous ArticleAdverity Achieves Amazon Web Services (AWS) Competency Designation for Digital Customer Experience (DCX) Specialisation on AWSNext ArticleGoogle launches Grow my Store for Europelast_img read more

Polygenic screening could inform breast cancer risk in female survivors of pediatric

first_img Source:http://www.aacr.org/ Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Oct 26 2018Bottom Line: A combined evaluation of common variants with small effects and rare predisposing mutations among young female childhood cancer survivors may further stratify this high-risk population for subsequent breast cancer risk.Journal in Which the Study was Published: Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer ResearchAuthor: Zhaoming Wang, PhD, associate member in the Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in MemphisBackground: Female childhood cancer survivors have an increased risk of developing subsequent breast cancer compared with the general population. This increased risk has largely been attributed to cancer treatment regimens, such as chest irradiation and/or exposure to high-dose chemotherapeutic agents. Current screening of this population relies on treatments and doses used to treat childhood cancer, Wang explained.Wang previously found that survivors of childhood cancer have an increased risk of subsequent breast cancer if the survivors carry pathogenic or likely pathogenic (P/LP) mutations, such as mutations to the BRCA1 gene. “Our current study attempts to investigate the contributions to the risk of subsequent breast cancer by considering the full picture of breast cancer genetic susceptibility, which includes common genetic variants with small effects (polygenic determinants) in addition to P/LP mutations (monogenic determinants),” said Wang.How the Study Was Conducted: Wang and colleagues utilized information from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study (SJLIFE) by analyzing whole-genome sequencing data for 1,133 female cancer survivors of European ancestry. Of these survivors, 47 developed one or more subsequent breast cancers.The researchers constructed a polygenic risk score (PRS) for individual survivors by calculating the weighted sum of 170 common breast cancer risk alleles present in each survivor’s genome. The researchers also evaluated the presence of P/LP mutations in 11 breast cancer predisposition genes. Relative rates of subsequent breast cancer incidence were estimated.Results: Following multivariable analysis, the researchers found that survivors in the highest PRS quintile had 2.7 times the risk of subsequent breast cancer compared to survivors in the lowest quintile. Survivors treated with chest irradiation had even higher risk; those in the highest PRS quintile treated with radiation had three times the risk of subsequent cancer compared to those in lowest quintile treated with radiation.Related StoriesCancer killing capability of lesser-known immune cells identifiedHow cell-free DNA can be targeted to prevent spread of tumorsHealthy lifestyle lowers dementia risk despite genetic predispositionSurvivors who carried P/LP mutations had 21.8 times increased risk for subsequent breast cancer compared with those who didn’t have P/LP mutations. Survivors treated with chest irradiation and who carried P/LP mutations had 10.3 times increased risk for subsequent breast cancer compared with those who didn’t have P/LP mutations treated with chest irradiation.”The PRS can identify individuals with high breast cancer risk that do not carry known pathogenic mutations,” Wang said. “Our results indicate that both polygenic determinants and large-effect rare mutations (monogenic determinants) contribute to the risk of subsequent breast cancer independently.”Notably, PRS was significantly associated with risk of subsequent breast cancer only in women less than 45 years old.”Our data supports the hypothesis that genetic risk factors play a more important role in the development of subsequent breast cancers in younger women,” Wang said. “However, this observed age-specific association could be partly due to the smaller sample size of older survivors in our study.”P/LP mutations were defined as mutations to the following breast cancer predisposition genes: BRCA1, BRCA2, TP53, PTEN, CDH1, STK11, NF1, PALB2, ATM, CHEK2, and NBN.Author’s Comments: “Our findings suggest that polygenic screening can inform personalized breast cancer surveillance in female childhood cancer survivors,” said Wang. “This method can be utilized in the clinical setting to enhance the identification of high-risk survivors to enable the early detection and potential prevention of subsequent breast cancer.”Wang also said, “Our results indicate that personalized breast cancer surveillance strategies for survivors should incorporate prior exposure to specific anti-cancer treatments, the presence of P/LP mutations, and the cumulative presence of small-effect common variants, as represented by a polygenic risk score.”Study Limitations: Limitations of the study include a relatively young cohort of childhood cancer survivors. Additionally, analysis was restricted to survivors of European ancestry; follow-up studies should be conducted within other non-European ethnic groups.last_img read more

Singareni Collieries sets coal dispatch target of 68 MT during 201819

first_img COMMENT Coal India’s output up 6.6% so far this fiscal Representative image Published on SHARE SHARE EMAIL coal March 04, 2019 SHARE The management of Singareni Collieries has set a target to transport 2.2 lakh tonnes of coal every day during March 2019 to meet the production and despatch of coal targets for the year The Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL), which has thus far achieved dispatch of 61.3 million tonnes during the year is working towards the annual target of dispatching 68 MT by the month end.During the 11 months period ended February 28, 2019 during the current financial year, the State-owned mining company achieved coal production of 58 MT, thereby registering a growth of 6 % as against 54.6 MT during the same period in the last financial year.N Sridhar, Chairman and Managing Director of SCCL, has said “during February the company achieved a record dispatch of 41 rakes on an average every day against the regular average of dispatching coal through 30 to 32 rakes per day. Dispatch of coal in 1,152 rakes during February was an all-time record till date. Dispatches of at least 68 million tonnes could be achieved during the year if the same tempo was maintained.”The management of Singareni Collieries has set a target to transport 2.2 lakh tonnes of coal every day during March 2019 to meet the production and despatch of coal targets for the year.The company registered coal dispatches of 61.3 MT tonnes till February-end this year, up 5% over 58.2 million tonne achieved during the same period last year. The dispatches, however, crossed the target of 60 MT fixed by the company till February-end.However, the company overburden removal was lower than the expected level in the open cast mines.The CMD expressed the need to meet the overall targets and wanted the management to prepare plans for timely dispatches of coal during the rainy season in the next financial year. PLF Both the coal fired thermal power generation units of 600 MW each at the Singareni power plant in the State have achieved 100.05% plant load factor (PLF) during February. For the second time the two units have achieved 100 per cent PLF during the current financial year, the first instance being in September last. RELATED COMMENTSlast_img read more

Cyclone Fani leaves 12 dead in Odisha relief work underwayCyclone Fani leaves

first_imgcyclones Cyclone Fani: Flight operations resume at Kolkata, Bhubaneswar SHARE SHARE EMAIL Over ₹ 1,000 cr released for states affected by cyclone ‘Fani’: PM Modi Cyclone Fani kills 14, injures 63 in Bangladesh: report SHARE RELATED May 04, 2019center_img Published on A day after the “rarest of rare” summer cyclone Fani ravaged parts of Odisha, killing at least 12 people, a massive restoration-and-relief work was launched on war-footing on Saturday across 10,000 villages and urban areas, officials said. The extremely severe cyclonic storm, which made landfall at Puri on Friday, unleashed copious rain and windstorm that gusted up to 200 kmph, blowing away thatched roofs of houses, swamping towns and villages, before weakening and entering West Bengal, they said. Around 2,000 emergency workers, along with civil society organisations, personnel of the NDRF, the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) and one lakh officials, were engaged in the restoration work, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said in a statement, before leaving for an aerial survey of the affected areas. The death toll due to the calamity, which stood at eight on Friday, mounted to 12 with four fresh casualties reported from Mayurbhanj district, the officials said, adding that detailed information from many areas was still awaited.All the four people were killed after uprooted trees fell on them at different places in Baripada, the emergency officer of Mayurbhanj district, S K Pati, said.“This is a rarest of rare summer cyclone…. The first such to hit Odisha in 43 years and one of the three to hit the state in the last 150 years,” Patnaik said.Assurance from PMPrime Minister Narendra Modi, who, spoke to Patnaik and discussed the prevailing situation in the aftermath of Fani’s landfall, is likely to visit the affected areas either on Sunday or Monday, CMO sources said.The prime minister has assured continuous support from the Centre.“Spoke to Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Ji and discussed the situation prevailing due to Cyclone Fani. Assured continuous support from the Central Government … The entire nation stands in solidarity with all those affected by the cyclone in different parts,” Modi said in a tweet.Extensive damageThe districts of Puri and Khurda were the worst-affected, the chief minister said, adding that Cuttack, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal and Nayagarh were also hit by the cyclone.“In Puri and parts of Khurda, where the electricity infrastructure has totally been devastated, we have the challenge of having to set up the entire electrification afresh,” Patnaik said. Though the “extremely severe” cyclone weakened into a “very severe” cyclonic storm in a few hours, it flattened houses with thatched roofs and kutcha houses, uprooted scores of trees, electric poles and mobile towers in coastal Odisha.Hundreds of engineers and technicians were working to restore power supply, the officials said.Work was on to restore road communication, thrown into disarray with thousands of uprooted trees blocking the way at innumerable places, Patnaik said.Relief and rescue operationsThe men and machinery of the NDRF, the ODRAF and the fire services swung into action and launched a massive restoration work to bring back normalcy, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) B P Sethi said.“For me and my government, every life is precious and we have worked with that goal. I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart all the volunteers, panchayati raj institution (PRI) members, officials and staff who worked tirelessly and selflessly to get around 12 lakh people to safety,” Patnaik said.State Energy Secretary Hemanth Sharma said around 30 lakh power consumers were affected by the cyclone, which threw the electricity distribution infrastructure out of gear in most coastal districts.The restoration work was on in full swing, he added.Over 10,000 electric poles were uprooted or broken in Bhubaneswar, he said, adding that efforts were on to restore power supply in 25 per cent crucial sectors such as the airport, the railway station and hospitals.Another 25 per cent work would be completed on Sunday and efforts were on to restore complete normalcy at the earliest, Sharma said.The power network has been severely damaged in districts such as Puri, Khurda, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Balasore.The Quick Action Team (QRT) of the premier naval training establishment, INS Chilka, was immediately deployed to provide emergency assistance in cutting and clearing trees in some areas, said an official.A naval Dornier aircraft carried out an aerial survey and found extensive damage to vegetation at many places around Puri.Large-scale inundation was observed at many places, particularly in the low-lying areas between Puri and the Chilka lake, the official said.The chief minister said nearly 12 lakh people were evacuated and shifted to safer locations from about 10,000 villages and 52 urban agglomerations, 24 hours ahead of the cyclone, “probably the largest such exercise at the time of a natural calamity in the country“.The evacuees were accommodated in over 4,000 shelters, including 880 specially-designed cyclone centres, he added. COMMENT Orissa A damaged fuel station after Cyclone Fani hit Puri in Odisha on May 3, 2019.   –  REUTERS COMMENTSlast_img read more

NHRC registered 136 cases of death in police custody in 201819 minister

first_imgNEW DELHI: NHRC has registered 427 cases relating to alleged deaths of accused in police custody and 5,049 cases pertaining to deaths in judicial custody. Minister of state for home G Kishan Reddy, in a reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, said that cases of deaths in police custody registered by NHRC in 2018-19 were 136 and of those in judicial custody, 1,797. The corresponding number of cases involving alleged deaths in police custody and judicial custody in 2017-18 were 146 and 1,636 respectively and in 2016-17, 145 and 1,616 respectively. Reddy said that NHRC had recommended disciplinary action against 20 erring public servants during the last three years in such cases. However, no record of the cases of conviction is maintained by the commission. NHRC also carried out visits to various prisons from time to time for monitoring the conditions of undertrials and prisoners. NHRC has also made efforts to sensitize officials through workshops, seminars and camps, the MoS told the Lok Sabha. Download The Times of India News App for Latest India News.XStart your day smart with stories curated specially for youlast_img read more

More bodies found in Tunisia migrant ship sinking feared to have killed

first_img Related News World 07 Jul 2019 Tunisia recovers 14 migrants’ bodies after dozens drowned off coast Thousands of migrants have died in each of the past several years making the journey, although the numbers this year have so far been lower due in part to European-backed efforts to halt people smuggling from Libya. (Reporting by Tarek Amara; Editing by Peter Graff) World 09 Jul 2019 Determined to reach Europe, migrants defy Morocco’s crackdown TUNIS (Reuters) – More bodies were found from a ship packed with migrants that sank off the Tunisian coast last week, bringing the official death toll to 72 in a disaster feared to have killed more than 80 people, the Tunisian Red Crescent said on Friday.The boat capsized after setting off for Europe from neighbouring Libya. Four survivors have been rescued, who told Tunisian coast guards the ship was carrying around 86 people.The coast of western Libya is one of the main departure points for African migrants hoping to reach Europe.The International Organization for Migration’s Missing Migrants Project estimates 682 migrants have died in the Mediterranean so far in 2019.center_img {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Related News World 07 Jul 2019 Malta to relocate migrants on German rescue shiplast_img read more