Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Arizona Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald stands with his teammates before the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn) S/O to the fans that were holdin us down all season, we appreciate you and all the love that yall gave throughout….Thank you— Kevin Minter (@Kmint_46) January 25, 2016 Didn’t play how we needed. Sorry we couldn’t bring that trophy back to the desert. We love you guys and thank you for all the support.— Justin bethel (@Jbet26) January 25, 2016Coyotes rookie Max Domi and Arizona Sen. John McCain also issued their support for the Cardinals via Twitter.Tough ending but what a year for the @AZCardinals ! Fun to watch!#BeRedSeeRed— Max Domi (@max_domi) January 25, 2016 – / 69 The Arizona Cardinals suffered a disappointing 49-15 loss to the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Championship, and the loss put an end to the 2015 season in a sobering way.Several Cardinals players went to Twitter to express their disappointment in their performance. Receiver Larry Fitzgerald, linebacker Kevin Minter and safety Rashad Johnson thanked Arizona fans for their support during the record-breaking regular season that helped the Cardinals reach the NFC title game. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactcenter_img Comments   Share   Top Stories Cardinal nation we are terribly sorry about the bitter defeat we suffered this evening!!— Larry Fitzgerald (@LarryFitzgerald) January 25, 2016We are truly grateful for the love & support you all showed us this season. We couldn’t have made it this far without you! #BirdGang— Larry Fitzgerald (@LarryFitzgerald) January 25, 2016 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Birdgang thank u for the support, what a great season but didn’t end how we wanted and I apologize for tonight. Love this group— Rashad Johnson (@49foyamind49) January 25, 2016 Congrats to @AZCardinals on an outstanding season – you make #Arizona very proud! #BeRedSeeRed #AZvsCAR— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) January 25, 2016last_img read more

• If you dont already own gold stocks now might

first_img • If you don’t already own gold stocks, now might be a good time to buy some… After skyrocketing earlier this year, gold stocks have cooled down recently. The HUI Index is actually down 28% over the past couple months. This has some investors worried. But not us. As we’ve said many times, it’s natural for gold stocks to take a “breather” after such an explosive start to the year. More importantly, the long-term case for gold has never been better. Governments are still racking up monstrous debts. Central bankers are still printing money out of thin air. And the stock and bond markets are becoming more fragile by the day. If you’re interested in gold or gold stocks, do yourself a favor and check out Sprott’s service. The company offers some of the best gold investment products on the planet. You can learn more about their products and services by clicking here. • REMINDER: If you’re at the New Orleans Conference, make sure to come by and say “hi” tonight… Tonight, we’ll be hosting a special cocktail reception at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. This special gathering will include a short Q&A session where you’ll have the chance to ask Doug Casey, Louis James, Nick Giambruno, Chris Wood, and others from Casey Research any pressing questions you might have. After the Q&A, you’ll get to enjoy some hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, and mingle with the Casey Research team and other like-minded readers.​​ The event will take place between 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., in the Compass Room of the Riverside Complex. We hope to see you there. Chart of the Day Every investor should own at least a little gold. Today’s chart shows how you would have done using three different portfolios over the last 40 years. Portfolio 1 is made up of 60% U.S. stocks and 40% U.S. bonds. Portfolio 2 is made up of 55% stocks, 40% bonds, and 5% gold. Portfolio 3 is made up of 50% stocks, 40% bonds, and 10% gold. As you can see, you would have earned average annualized returns of 7.53% if you owned just stocks and bonds. If you put just 5% of your money into gold, your annualized return would have been 7.63%. If you put 10% of your money in gold, your average annualized return would have been 7.71%, which is 0.18% higher than Portfolio 1’s annualized return. Now, 0.18% might not sound like much. But this tiny improvement can make a big difference over the course of 40 years. Also, Portfolio 3 had a much lower standard deviation (9.32%) than Portfolio 1 (11.27%) over this stretch. In other words, a little gold can significantly reduce the amount of volatility you experience as an investor. We encourage investors to put 10% to 15% of their money in gold. If you think gold prices are headed much higher, like we do, you might also want to own gold stocks. But before you call up your broker, we encourage you to watch this eye-opening presentation. It talks about an event that could radically alter the global gold market just two months from now. If this event goes the way we expect, trillions of dollars could pour into a tiny corner of the gold market. Click here to watch this FREE video. Regards, Justin Spittler Delray Beach, Florida October 28, 2016 We want to hear from you. If you have a question or comment, please send it to feedback@caseyresearch.com. We read every email that comes in, and we’ll publish comments, questions, and answers that we think other readers will find useful. • The supply of gold is getting tight… During the last bear market, many gold miners were bleeding cash. To survive, they drastically cut costs. For a lot of companies, that meant slashing exploration budgets, which is the money they use to go look for more gold. These spending cuts helped many companies weather the storm…but this came at a steep price. You can see in the chart below that the number of big gold discoveries plummeted after companies slashed their exploration budgets in 2012. – In other words, the current bull market in gold stocks will 1) likely run for a few more years, and 2) the average gold stock could head many times higher. But these aren’t the only reasons that Sprott’s bullish on gold stocks. • Gold stocks are still dirt-cheap… You can see what we mean in the chart below. This chart compares the stock price of large miners with how much cash they generate. A lower ratio means gold stocks are a better deal. Last year, this key ratio hit its lowest level in decades. This year’s rally lifted the ratio, meaning gold stocks aren’t as cheap as they were a year ago. But, as you can see, they’re still historically cheap. How a Trader is Eyeing the Election We don’t know who will win or how the markets will respond… Luckily, our own “rocket scientist” Jeff Brown discovered a powerful secret to making money from the market in any political environment or economic situation. And he’s giving 500 lucky readers a sneak peek. Click here. Now, you might think low gold prices also led miners to cut back on gold production. But the opposite happened. Last year was actually a record year for global gold production. This happened because companies “high-graded” their mines. In other words, they only mined their best deposits. They did this because high-quality rock is cheaper to mine and produce than bad rock. This process also helped many companies survive the last downturn. But, again, it came at a steep price. According to Sprott, we may have just reached peak gold production. You can see what we mean in the chart below. If the gold supply gets as tight as this chart suggests, that could be another catalyst for higher gold prices. Even if Hillary Beats Trump This November, She LOSES… Does it really matter if Hillary crushed Trump in the debates? Maybe not. Because, guess what… According to a new finding by an ex-advisor to the CIA and Pentagon… winning the White House may work out to be a DISASTER for Hillary. No, it’s got nothing to do with her husband’s scandals… or the unwinnable War on Terror. It’s a whole different kind of threat, one even she didn’t count on. Click this link and find out what it is. Hillary must be terrified… Editor’s note: Today, the Casey Research team is in New Orleans for the New Orleans Investment Conference. Every year, this conference attracts some of the world’s top CEOs, investors, and freethinkers. This year’s all-star speaker lineup includes Casey Research founder Doug Casey, Rick Rule, and James Grant. Many of Casey’s analysts will also be in attendance. Since we’re away from our desks, we won’t be sharing our usual market commentary today. Instead, we have something special for you… About a month ago, a few of us from the office visited Toronto for an editor’s forum hosted by Sprott Asset Management. If you own any gold or silver, you’ve probably heard of Sprott. Their name is synonymous with precious metals. Like Doug, they’re true industry insiders. At this year’s forum, Sprott shared some of their best ideas about the gold market with us. Their insights were so good, we felt like sharing them with you today. We hope you find this information as useful as we did. We’ll pick back up our regular market commentary on Monday. We’re looking at a “once in a cycle” opportunity in gold stocks. If you’ve been reading the Dispatch, you might think those are our words. After all, Doug went on record earlier this year and said gold stocks were entering a “true mania.” But that’s actually a direct quote from the Sprott team. Now, it’s a big deal whenever a top shop gets excited about gold stocks. But it’s a HUGE deal in this case. You see, Sprott knows the gold market as well as anyone. But they’re not gold bugs. As they put it, they’re “agnostic”…meaning they invest where they see the best opportunities to make money. Right now, they think there’s big money to be made in gold stocks. As you’re about to see, they like gold stocks for a lot of the same reasons we do. • Gold stocks are coming out of a historic bear market… For much of the last five years, gold stocks were in free fall. The average gold stock lost 80% of its value during that time. Other companies weren’t so lucky. Their stocks went to zero. According to Sprott, the last downturn “matched prior secular bear markets in price magnitude and duration.” In other words, it was one of the worst gold bear markets we’ve ever seen. It was such a bloodbath that some investors gave up on gold stocks for good. But the seasoned investors knew gold would rebound eventually. After all, gold is highly cyclical. It experiences booms and busts. • Gold stocks took off earlier this year… At one point, the NYSE Arca Gold BUGS Index, which tracks gold stocks, was up 156% on the year. After a recent pullback, it’s now up “just” 85%. Those are incredible gains for a short period. A lot of investors see these numbers and think they missed their chance to buy gold stocks. But Sprott says you need to have perspective when thinking about gold stocks… The chart below shows the last two major gold bull markets since 1970. (If you own gold stocks and are thinking about selling them, take a good look at this chart.) As you can see, the average gold stock gained 760% during the bull market that began in the early 1980s. During the bull market of the early 2000s, the average gold stock gained 607%. Also, take a look at the table in the bottom right corner. It says that the last seven gold bull markets have lasted about three and a half years on average. The current bull market isn’t even a year old. Recommended Links — But there’s more… • Gold stocks are cheap relative to the price of gold, too… The ratio in the chart below compares gold stocks with the price of gold. The lower the ratio, the cheaper gold stocks are compared to gold. According to this ratio, gold stocks haven’t been this cheap since the early ’80s. (Remember, the average gold stock went on to surge 760% over the next decade and a half.) This means gold stocks have a lot of “catching up to do,” relative to gold. Put another way, the price of gold might not have to rise much for gold stocks to skyrocket.last_img read more

Julie Davis directs half a dozen volunteers as the

first_imgJulie Davis directs half a dozen volunteers as they unload a 16-foot truck in front of a Nashville duplex. Bunk beds, dressers, lamps and a diaper-changing station come out of the truck; so do boxes with shampoo, books, toys, a kitchen’s worth of supplies.Everything going into the empty two-bedroom apartment has been donated to Re-New, a project that Davis, a high-end interior designer, began eight years ago, when she decided to start using her clients’ old furniture to help domestic violence victims moving out of a shelter. Since then, Re-New’s dedicated crew of volunteers has furnished nearly 200 homes, for more than 400 women and children they’ve never met, and all for free. The tenants — who get to keep all the furnishings — tell Davis what color schemes they like, and what their needs are. She coordinates each project from start to finish.”I’ll come take measurements, make a blueprint of the house,” said Davis. “Then, when I go back to the warehouse I’ll know then what size sofa, what size drapes, what size beds.”In no time, the latest apartment features an earth-toned living room, an orange and pink kitchen, and in the kids’ room, brightly-colored animal paintings that would usually run around $100 each. The family will move in just hours after the volunteers leave with their hammers, drills and vacuum cleaners.Davis got the idea for Re-New in 2010, during lunch with the then-CEO of the Nashville YWCA. The organization not only runs a domestic violence shelter, it also pays for one year of transitional housing in places victims pick out themselves. Davis thought, why not use what her wealthy clients no longer wanted to create beautiful, welcoming homes for those recovering from trauma.She said the vision from the very beginning was to make domestic abuse survivors feel two things when they walked in their new home: “We want them to feel like somebody cared, and we want to feel like they have hope. The biggest thing is hope. We’re trying to make a difference one home at a time.”For confidentiality reasons, no one at Re-New ever meets the families. But Kristin Taylor, a core volunteer who’s in charge of the power tools, thinks about them every time they do up a home.”Often times,” said Taylor, “five o’clock after work I’ll look at my watch [and think] ‘Oh, maybe they’re walking through the door right now and what do they think?’ Or I think about sleeping in their own bed the first night. It’s a nice feeling.”The volunteer crew does hear from families, though, through thank-you letters and reaction videos. Like one from Christan Lyons and her daughters, who shrieked as they walked through their Re-New apartment for the first time last year: “It’s sooooo soooo amazing! It’s a dream come true!” One of Lyons’ daughters even thanked Santa Claus.Lyons said it took nearly a dozen visits from the police, two orders of protection and a warning from child services to finally leave her husband. She was nearly bankrupt when she and her three kids went into the shelter. They spent five months there before Lyons found her new place.Today, she says she’s extremely grateful to have been able to leave behind many things from her old house — they were filled with too many bad memories. She says even if her husband “had burned down the house or I was unable to get divorced and he was harboring all of my things, it wouldn’t have mattered because Re-New had the whole place furnished anyway. So it’s nice to not have needed any of that stuff and be able to just throw it all away.”But equally profound, says Lyons, was walking into a home custom-decorated with so much love, by total strangers. “It’s an invaluable experience for a woman who’s gone through brutal abuse,” she said, “It felt like a reward for having the courage to walk away.”The 33-year-old now works at a behavioral health care center, and wants to become a therapist, to help others like herself.Meanwhile, the Re-New team is preparing the next home — they do about two per month. Davis and her partner in Re-New have long outgrown the garage where they first stored donations from her clients. Today, their warehouse is full of items from a variety of donors, including a gardening store that makes sure each place has a welcome mat.And families are always greeted by a warm crock-pot full of chili, for their first meal in their new home. Copyright 2018 Nashville Public Radio. To see more, visit Nashville Public Radio.last_img read more

Disabled workers have faced deteriorating attitude

first_imgDisabled workers have faced deteriorating attitudes from employers, cuts to their legal protection, and “disintegrating” long-term job prospects under the last four years of the coalition government, according to new research.The study by the Public Interest Research Unit (PIRU), a small research charity, concludes that the unpredictability of zero hours contracts and higher levels of workplace ill-treatment is having “damaging effects” on the health of disabled workers.It also says that unlawful discrimination, including harassment and unlawful dismissal, appears to have been increasing, and concludes that “being disabled appears to have, in general, put disabled workers at particular risk of being made redundant or otherwise dismissed”.The study says its research appears consistent with “widespread and frequent breaches of anti-discrimination laws; and with there having been a general increase in such breaches during the last four years”.In 15 of the public, private and voluntary sector organisations examined for the study, the proportion of disabled people in their workforce had fallen since 2012, while it rose in just seven.Government rhetoric about disability benefit cheats appears to have “spilled over” into the workplace, with some line managers now regarding impairments (particularly mental health conditions) as exaggerated or “faked”, the study adds.One respondent said that the coalition’s weakening of the public sector equality duty meant disability equality training was now “all but non-existent”, with recruitment of disabled staff lower than it was before 2010.And public sector spending cuts appear to have led to a decreased willingness to make adjustments for disabled staff, with disability equality now sometimes regarded as an unaffordable “luxury”.Some public sector workers who had been made redundant, or whose jobs had been outsourced, “appear to have moved from situations in which there was reasonable support for workers with disabilities to private sector ones in which there was little or none”, the study adds.The study also suggests that the government’s repeated reference to legal protections as “unnecessary red tape” could be leading some employers to take these obligations less seriously.The study identifies 22 significant cuts to equality and employment law protections since 2010, which are starting to have “adverse impacts” on disabled workers, who are finding it “hard or impossible” to enforce their remaining rights, partly because of the introduction of fees for employment tribunals.The study collected information from 137 disabled workers and looked at documents from 141 public sector organisations, and was produced for the grassroots campaigning organisation Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC).Debbie Jolly, a member of DPAC’s national steering group, said: “While more research is needed, the initial findings here show a woeful regression of support for those disabled people able to seek work.“The recent cap on Access to Work adds to this, exposing the coalition government rhetoric to the stark realities and discriminations disabled people face.”Rupert Harwood, the report’s author, said: “The study suggests that disabled individuals have been the hardest hit in work as well as out of work.”He points out that his findings should be used as the basis for only “tentative conclusions” about UK disabled workers as a whole because his samples of workers and organisations were not designed to be representative.But he added: “However, despite these limitations, it seems fairly safe to conclude… that many disabled workers have experienced considerable disadvantage and hardship which has been in part at least the consequences of coalition government policies.”The Conservative party failed to respond to a request for a comment in time for the Disability News Service deadline.But Kate Green, Labour’s shadow minister for disabled people, said the report made “depressing reading”.She said: “It shows the work chances and experiences of disabled people went backwards under the Tory-led government, thanks to the scrapping of employment rights, lack of support from important programmes like Access to Work, and a rising climate of hostility towards disabled people, fed by a negative language that focused on ‘scrounging’, which has influenced employer attitudes.”She said Labour “believes disabled people have the right to decent work and the support they need to do so”.Green (pictured, right, at Labour’s disability manifesto campaign launch) said: “We’ll introduce a specialist programme of work support to replace the failing Work Programme that’s got just 10 per cent of disabled people into jobs.“We’ll take action to ensure that Access to Work supports disabled people to work and to progress in employment.“We’ll scrap fees for employment tribunals, and ensure that disabled people’s rights are respected.”last_img read more

Teslas New Patent Strategy Makes Sense

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. July 8, 2014 Guest Writer Register Now » Tesla’s New Patent Strategy Makes Sense Add to Queue Professor at Case Western Reserve University 4 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals The high-flying electric-car startup, Tesla Motors, changed its technology strategy recently. Rather than seeking additional patent protection on its electric-car technology, the company made its portfolio of patents available to anyone who wants to use them, its CEO, Elon Musk, announced in a recent blog post.The move surprised observers who view the startup’s patents as a competitive advantage, particularly since the offer included access to Tesla’s patents on rapidly recharging batteries, a core component of the company’s electric vehicles. But the decision was wise. The benefits of spurring customer adoption of electric cars outweigh the costs of strengthening competitors.The traditional argument for patents is that startups can protect their technology against imitation by large incumbents, who have many advantages over them. Existing firms have the advantage of controlling complementary assets – things like manufacturing plants operating at high-scale economies or widespread distribution networks – that are used alongside an innovation to compete in the marketplace. Against this formidable obstacle, the standard strategy for a tech startup is to build a patent portfolio as an offsetting basis of competition.Related: Would a Higher Accredited-Investor Threshold Clip Angels’ Wings?As Musk himself explained, the traditional view was what he was thinking when he founded his electric-vehicle company. Startups like Tesla need patents to defend themselves against imitation by existing firms who “would copy our technology and then use their massive manufacturing, sales and marketing power to overwhelm Tesla,” he wrote on his blog.The patent-based strategy makes sense in many industries. No biotech startup would make its drug patents freely available. Big pharmaceutical companies and generic drug makers would simply copy those drugs and use their better sales forces to defeat the startups in the marketplace.But Musk faces a different problem from your typical biotech company founder. He doesn’t just have to win against existing automobile companies. He also has to get the market to adopt electric-vehicle technology. Unfortunately, customers aren’t likely to do that in large numbers until a key complementary technology – widespread battery recharging stations – have been deployed.If Musk could build all the charging stations customers need to feel comfortable replacing their gasoline-powered cars with Tesla vehicles, he would do it. But he can’t. No one company can. For a large number of people to replace their gasoline-powered cars with electric- vehicles, many automakers need to make electric cars.Related: Entrepreneurs are Weakening as Job Creators, But Don’t Blame DCGiving Tesla’s battery technology to other automakers will make them more likely to produce electric vehicles. More electric vehicle production will spur the development of recharging stations, which, in turn, will lead more customers to swap gasoline-powered vehicles for electric ones.Musk’s knows that his move will weaken Tesla’s competitive position. Once existing car makers have access to the technology for rapidly recharging batteries, they will use their scale economies in manufacturing and widespread dealer networks to challenge Tesla’s position in the electric-vehicle market. Tesla’s share of the electric-vehicle niche will almost certainly shrink as a result.Musk is betting that broader customer adoption of electric vehicles will offset this greater competition. In 2013, electric vehicles accounted for only 0.6 percent of all the cars sold, with Tesla providing roughly one-fourth of the electric vehicles purchased. Tesla would be better off selling a smaller fraction of the electric vehicles if battery-powered cars accounted for a larger slice of the total car market.While it will be years before we know if Tesla’s strategy worked, investors like the decision. Between June 12th when the company announced the move and June 17th, the electric vehicle maker’s stock price jumped nearly 14 percent.Related: Congress Is Right to Challenge the SBA’s Program Expansion Scott Shane Patents Next Article –shareslast_img read more

China Says Hack of US Government Was Not State Sponsored

first_img 3 min read Image credit: Shutterstock December 2, 2015 Reuters Add to Queue Next Article Cyber Attacks Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brandcenter_img China’s official Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday that an investigation into a massive U.S. computer breach last year that affected more than 22 million federal workers found the hacking attack was criminal, not state-sponsored.In an article about a meeting between top U.S. and Chinese officials on cyber security issues held in Washington, Xinhua said the breach at the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was among the cases discussed.The report did not give details of who conducted the investigation, or whether U.S. and Chinese officials both agreed with the conclusion.The U.S. Embassy in Beijing referred Reuters to the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security in Washington for comment on the talks.The Cyberspace Administration of China, the country’s Internet regulator, did not immediately reply to a Reuters request for comment.OPM has been under scrutiny from lawmakers and the public ever since it disclosed earlier this year that it had fallen victim to two cyber attacks, which officials have privately linked to Chinese hackers.The intrusions exposed sensitive personal information, including names, Social Security numbers and addresses of more than 22 million current and former federal employees and contractors, in addition to 5.6 million fingerprints.Top U.S. and Chinese officials convened this week in Washington for the first round of cyber security talks following the signing of a bilateral anti-hacking accord in September.The talks on Tuesday and Wednesday are seen as potentially significant in establishing acceptable norms for cyber espionage.China and the U.S. reached a broad agreement on the joint fight against cyber crimes, and will set up a hotline for these issues, according to Xinhua and CCTV, China’s state-operated national broadcaster.CCTV said a spokesperson for the Department of Homeland Security declined to comment on any agreement.The next meeting is scheduled for next June, Xinhua said.Along with the OPM hack, officials from the two countries identified other cases to work on, reached further consensus on fighting cyber terrorism and agreed on programs to boost the fight against cyber crimes, Xinhua said, without giving further details.It also marks an ongoing effort to repair bilateral relations after China withdrew from a working group last year in response to the U.S. indictment of five members of its military on charges it hacked six U.S. companies.(Reporting by Paul Carsten; Additional reporting by Michael Martina and Shanghai Newsroom; Editing by Kazunori Takada and Ryan Woo) –shares China Says Hack of U.S. Government Was Not State Sponsored This story originally appeared on Reuters 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. Enroll Now for $5last_img read more

Microsoft Announces Investments to Broaden Opportunities for Partners

first_imgAhead of Microsoft Inspire, Company Shares How It Is Tuning Partner Investments for the Cloud Era, Including Updates to Teams, Dynamics 365, AzureMicrosoft Corp. announced new investments in technologies and programs designed to support its partner ecosystem. The investments are aimed at helping optimize Microsoft’s partner engagement for the cloud era.“Customers and partners alike continue to move to the cloud and accelerate their digital transformation, leading us to new and different levels of partnership,” said Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s One Commercial Partner group. “Our portfolio of programs, offers and resources for companies partnering with Microsoft is transforming to help them capitalize on this opportunity.”Marketing Technology News: LivePerson Wins 2019 Artificial Intelligence Breakthrough AwardThe following are some highlights of the news announced today, with more details available here.Investments in products and programsMicrosoft Teams extensions and adoption. Just two years after its launch, Teams now has 13 million daily active users and 19 million weekly active users. The company also announced new features in Microsoft Teams for every worker —including new ways to support healthcare organizations and firstline workers. Additional new partner integrations include support for contact centers, compliance recording and cloud solution providers.Dynamics 365 updates. The company announced significant updates to the Dynamics 365 Nonprofit Accelerator and two new integrations for Dynamics 365 that address the automotive and financial services industries. In addition, the Business Applications ISV Connect program is generally available, with new development tools and guidance, marketplace resources, joint field engagement processes and go-to-market support.Introducing Azure Lighthouse. Azure Lighthouse gives partners a single control plane to view and manage Azure at scale across all their customers. This provides a better managed Azure experience with higher automation and efficiency, resulting in greater visibility and security for customers. This marks the first time Microsoft has architected a solution at this scale, with partners and for partners.Azure Migration Program. The new Azure Migration Program (AMP) helps customers accelerate their migration to Azure. AMP offers proactive advice and tools to help mitigate risks and address common issues associated with moving workloads to the cloud.Marketing Technology News: Taptica International Rebrand Reflects Video Advertising LeadershipBroadening partner opportunitySince the inception of Microsoft’s co-sell program 24 months ago, the program has seen $9.5 billion in annual contracted partner revenue. The investments announced this week are designed to build on that opportunity:General availability of the Microsoft Security competency. This new competency allows partners to market their expertise and provides access to a range of benefits designed to enable business growth and profitability.Five advanced specializations. These include Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Microsoft Azure, Linux and Open Source Databases Migration to Microsoft Azure, Data Warehouse Migration to Microsoft Azure, Modernization of Web Applications in Microsoft Azure, and Kubernetes on Microsoft Azure.New advancements in marketplace. Additional pricing models, a rewards program and a new route to market are rolling out in July for companies that publish transactable offers in Microsoft’s expanded commercial marketplace. The pricing models include monthly and annual SaaS billing, flexible, custom-metered billing options, standard contracts, and free SaaS trials that convert to paid engagements.Marketing Technology News: Digital Communication Tools Leave Many Workers Feeling Squeezed out by Tech-Savvy Colleagues Microsoft Announces Investments to Broaden Opportunities for Partners Business WireJuly 12, 2019, 3:20 pmJuly 12, 2019 Marketing Technology NewsMicrosoftMicrosoft’s partner engagementNewsSQL Server Migration Previous ArticleOpenAP Partners with dataxu to Power Digital Audience Creation in Next Phase of its Marketplace RolloutNext ArticleSilverdraft Announces Elizabeth Baron as Their VP of Immersive Solutionslast_img read more

Patients with severe asthma may benefit from newly developed targeted treatments

first_img Source:https://www.elsevier.com/about/press-releases/research-and-journals/protein-found-in-patients-with-severe-asthma-can-help-identify-who-would-benefit-from-targeted-drugs Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Oct 23 2018In a novel study, researchers succeeded in identifying patients with a form of severe asthma (type 2 endotype) by measuring periostin concentrations in their airways. These patients with the type 2 (T2) endotype may benefit from newly developed targeted treatments that have the potential to transform their quality of life, report researchers in the journal CHEST®.Asthma can range from very mild with little or no need for medical treatment to severe and life-threatening. Severe asthma is clinically and biologically varied and identifying the specific type of asthma is crucial in targeting patients who will benefit from new treatment options. The role of periostin, a matricellular protein, in asthma and type 2 inflammatory responses, is an area of active research.”The T2 immunity severe asthma endotype is one of the most consistent endotypes to emerge probably because it is a key driver in nearly half of all patients with asthma,” explained Giovanna E. Carpagnano, MD, PhD, Institute of Respiratory Diseases, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy.Investigators analyzed periostin concentrations in the airways of severely asthmatic subjects, evaluating the role of periostin in clustering the T2 endotype. They enrolled 40 consecutive severe asthmatic patients (25 asthmatics of T2 and 15 of non-T2 endotype); 21 patients with mild to moderate asthma; and 15 healthy control subjects. All individuals underwent exhaled breath condensate and sputum collection, eosinophil count in blood, fractional 32 exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) and immunoglobulin E (IgE) measurement. They found that periostin is measurable in the airways and increased in severe asthmatic subjects, especially in those with the T2 endotype.Related StoriesMother calls for protein shake regulation after daughter diesHinge-like protein may unlock new pathways for cystic fibrosis treatmentStudy reveals how protein mutation is involved in Christianson syndrome”There have been several studies about the value of periostin as a marker of severe eosinophilic asthma, but to measure it in blood limits its value as serum periostin derives from several sources outside the lung and can’t be considered an organ-specific marker,” noted Maria Pia Foschino Barbaro, MD, Institute of Respiratory Diseases, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy, who heads the group where the research was conducted.”Unlike serum periostin, airways periostin is a useful marker of severe eosinophilic asthma and may help to phenotype patients that will respond to the biologic agents,” stated senior investigator Peter J. Barnes, MD, DSc, FCCP, of the Airway Disease Section, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, UK. “The newly developed biological treatments have the potential to transform the quality of life of patients with T2 severe asthma. This study suggests that airways periostin is the expression of T2 severe asthma and if validated, could be a useful biomarker to apply stratified medicine for severe asthma, and could transform the quality of life of these patients.””Severe uncontrolled asthma is an expensive disease that accounts for more than 60 percent of the costs associated with the disease,” commented Prof. Carpagnano. “The newly developed biological treatments are expensive too, but if directed to the right patients, they will significantly reduce the global cost related to the management of severe asthmatic patients.”last_img read more

Cardiac arrest survivor meets four Good Samaritans who saved his life one

first_imgI will be forever grateful to God for using four Good Samaritans to save my life and for using the excellent staff at MacNeal Hospital to restore my life.”Dr. Hertzberg It’s extremely rare to survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and not experience any impairments, said Darius Bartkus, MD, who coordinated Dr. Hertzberg’s care. “I’ve only seen it three times in my career,” he said. “When we get a win like this, it makes it all worthwhile.”Dr. Hertzberg recenbtly reunited with the Good Samaritans on the one-year anniversary of the day they saved his life.Dr. Hertzberg is president of Christian Heritage Academy, a preschool-through-12th grade Christian school in Northfield, Illinois. He also volunteers as the Senior Protestant Chaplain for Chicago’s Midway and O’Hare airports.On June 23, 2018, Dr. Hertzberg was at Midway waiting for a flight to Nashville for a Christian education conference. His wife Lynne and daughter Hiley were joining him for a few days before the conference began.At 1:35 p.m., as he was leaving the men’s room, Dr. Hertzberg collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest. His heart effectively stopped beating, he lost consciousness, stopped breathing and started turning blue.Good Samaritans Rick Yarbrough, a retired Air Force EMT, and Dan Blasini, RN, an Army-trained nurse, arrived at Dr. Hertzberg’s side first. Mr. Yarbrough gently rolled Dr. Hertzberg on to his back and checked for his pulse and breathing – there were none. Mr. Yarbrough secured Dr. Hertzberg’s neck while Mr. Blasini began chest compressions and yelled “Get a defibrillator!”Related StoriesBystander CPR less likely for African American kids from most disadvantaged areasCatheter ablation better than drug therapy for reducing AFib episodes, but not for reducing death‘Promising’ results for beating heart patch that repairs heart cells after cardiac arrestA security guard quickly retrieved an automated external defibrillator (AED). Two other Good Samaritans, EMT Erika Van Hook and her sister-in-law Bridgett Tyler, RN, arrived. Ms. Van Hook helped Mr. Blasini with the chest compressions and they attached the defibrillator pads to Dr. Hertzberg’s chest. The AED checked Dr. Hertzberg’s heart rhythm and delivered a powerful electric jolt to restart his heart.Using a mask from the AED, Ms. Van Hook performed mouth-to-mouth breathing, as Ms. Tyler made sure his neck and head were properly positioned.Dr. Hertzberg’s color improved from blue to pale to pinkish, and by the time the paramedics arrived, he had a faint pulse. The four Good Samaritans – from Monument, Colo. (Mr. Yarbrough), San Antonio Tx. (Mr. Blasini), Corbin, Ky. (Ms. Van Hook) and Norwalk, Ohio (Ms. Tyler) – had come together to save his life.”They worked together so well, you would have thought they had known one another for years,” Lynne Hertzberg said.Paramedics rushed Dr. Hertzberg to MacNeal. His wife and daughter followed in a police SUV, running stop lights with the sirens blaring.At MacNeal, Dr. Hertzberg was put on advanced life support. He was hooked up to a breathing tube, and IVs delivered essential fluids and medications that aided breathing and circulation.A major risk of cardiac arrest is brain swelling, caused by the temporary lack of blood circulation. To prevent such swelling, Dr. Hertzberg was wrapped in cooling blankets filled with ice cold water. His body temperature dropped to 93 degrees F. To tolerate the cold, Dr. Hertzberg was put in a medically induced coma.An angiogram revealed that Dr. Hertzberg had two major blockages in his heart, said MacNeal cardiologist Kishin Ramani, MD. A main artery was 70 to 80 percent blocked and a branch artery was 100 percent blocked. To reopen the vessels, interventional cardiologist George Aziz, MD, performed a balloon angioplasty and stent placement in each artery.”I was so pleased with the medical care,” Mrs. Hertzberg said. “I felt we had the A team.”Mrs. Hertzberg was warned that Dr. Hertzberg could face a long recovery and significant cognitive deficits. But as soon as he woke up and began talking, she could tell he was the same.Dr. Hertzberg was hospitalized on a Saturday afternoon. He went home the following Tuesday and returned to work a little more than a month later.Now, every Saturday afternoon, Dr. Hertzberg and his wife and daughter pause at 1:35 p.m. to thank God for the moment when four strangers came together to save his life.”Every day is a gift from the Lord,” he said. Source:Loyola University Health System Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Jun 29 2019There was no time to spare when air passenger Hutz Hertzberg, DMin, PhD, suddenly collapsed at Midway Airport in full cardiac arrest.With each passing minute that his heart was stopped, Dr. Hertzberg’s chance of surviving dropped by roughly 10 percent. After five minutes, brain damage was likely. After 10 minutes, he likely would die or suffer severe brain damage.But fortunately, four medically trained air passengers – two EMTs and two nurses – were in the right place at the right time to save Dr. Hertzberg’s life. The four Good Samaritans had come to Midway from Colorado, Texas, Ohio and Kentucky. They worked as a team to administer CPR and shock Dr. Hertzberg’s heart back to life with an airport defibrillator.Dr. Hertzberg was taken to MacNeal Hospital, where he was put on life support, underwent an emergency cooling treatment to prevent brain damage and received two coronary stents.Remarkably, Dr. Hertzberg left the hospital after just three days and made a full recovery.last_img read more

Data science is a growing field Heres how to train people to

first_imgHaving data at your fingertips isn’t enough – data scientists must know how to apply it. Credit: Gorodenkoff/Shutterstock Citation: Data science is a growing field. Here’s how to train people to do it (2019, February 12) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-02-science-field-people.html The world is inundated with data. There’s a virtual tsunami of data moving around the globe, renewing itself daily. Take just the global financial markets. They generate vast amounts of data – share prices, commodity prices, indices, option and futures prices, to name just a few. Statistics, computer science students collaborate on real-world data problems through mini-think tanks Explore further But data is of no use if there aren’t people able to collect, collate, analyse and apply it to the benefit of society. All that data generated by global financial markets gets used for asset and wealth management – and it must be properly analysed and understood to inform good decision making. That’s where data science comes in.Data science’s primary aim is to extract insight from data in various forms, both structured and unstructured. It’s a multi-disciplinary field, involving everything from applied mathematics to statistics and artificial intelligence to machine learning. And it’s growing. This is because of advances in computer technology and processing speed, the relatively low cost to store data, and the massive availability of data from the Internet and other sources such as global financial markets. For data science to happen, of course, you need data scientists. Because data science is so wide in scope, being a data scientist covers a range of professions. These include statisticians, operations researchers, engineers, computer scientists, actuaries, physicists and machine learners. This variety isn’t necessarily a bad thing. From my own practical experience, I quickly learnt that when solving data science problems, you need a range of people. Some can work in depth on theory and others can explore the application area. But how should these data scientists be trained so they’re prepared for the big data challenges that lie ahead? Data scientists typically use innovative mathematical techniques from their own subfields to try and solve problems in a particular application area. The application areas – finance, health, agriculture and astronomy are just some examples – are very different. This means that each poses different problems, and so data scientists need knowledge about the particular application area.For example, consider astrophysics and the Square Kilometre Array being built on the southern tip of Africa. It will be the world’s largest radio telescope when completed in the mid-2020s. The array of telescopes is said to receive data at one terabyte per second and researchers are typically interested in analysing the masses of data in order to detect tiny signals engulfed in white noise.center_img In finance, researchers exploit large data bases very differently: for example to learn more about their customers’ credit behaviour. The most established subfields of data science are statistics and operations research and it might be worthwhile to learn from the established training programmes in these fields. Are universities training enough graduates in these fields? And is that training good enough? Although students in these fields are well trained academically, many graduates in statistics and operations research lack knowledge about the fields in which they are expected to apply the mathematical techniques. They also tend to battle with real-world problem solving abilities, as well as lacking numerical programming and data handling skills. This is because those skills are not addressed adequately in many curricula.So, drawing from these failings and the lessons of established data science subfields, what should universities be teaching aspiring data scientists? Here is my list.Mathematical and computational sciences, including courses in statistical and probability theory, artificial intelligence, machine learning, operations research, and computer science.Programming skills;Data management skills;Subject matter knowledge in selected fields of application; andProfessional problem-solving skills.This list could be expanded at the postgraduate level. And, whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level, all of these courses should have a practical element. This allows students to develop both professionalism and problem-solving skills. For instance, at the Centre for Business Mathematics and Informatics at South Africa’s North-West University, my colleagues and I have organised a professional training programme that sees students working for six months at a client company to solve a specific industry problem. These problems are mainly in the financial field; for example, models to predict a customer’s ability and willingness to pay, models for improving collections and models for fraud identification.This helps students to develop the necessary skills to function in the working world, handling real data and applying it to real problems rather than just working at a theoretical level. It also, as a colleague and I have argued in previous research, helps to close the academia-industry gap and so makes data science more relevant. The BMI programmes have been recognised and commended by international experts.Data science, as a field, is only going to grow over the coming decades. It is imperative that universities train graduates who can handle enormous tranches of data, work closely with the industries that produce and apply this data – and make data something that can change the world for the better. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Provided by The Conversation 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.last_img read more

Google takes on Africas challenges with first AI centre in Ghana

first_img The US technology giant said the lab in the capital Accra would address economic, political and environmental issues.”Africa has many challenges where the use of AI could be beneficial, sometimes even more than in other places,” Google’s head of AI Accra, Moustapha Cisse, told AFP at the centre’s official opening this week.Similar research centres have already opened in cities around the world including Tokyo, Zurich, New York and Paris.The new lab, Cisse said, would use AI to develop solutions in healthcare, education and agriculture—such as helping to diagnose certain types of crop disease.Cisse, an expert from Senegal, said he hoped specialist engineers and AI researchers would collaborate with local organisations and policymakers.Google is working with universities and start-ups in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa to enhance AI development regionally, he said.”We just need to ensure that the right education and opportunities are in place,” he said.”That is why Google is sponsoring a lot of these young people for their degrees… to help develop a new generation of AI developers.”‘Clear opportunity’Other tech companies, including Facebook, have launched initiatives in Africa and demographics are a key factor behind the drive.Africa’s population is estimated to be 1.2 billion, 60 percent of them under the age of 24.By 2050, the UN estimates the population will double to 2.4 billion.As online social networks expand, that presents a huge market for US tech giants to tap into.”There’s a clear opportunity for companies like Facebook and Google to really go in and put a pole in the sand,” said Daniel Ives, a technology researcher at GBH Insights in New York. “If you look at Netflix, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, where is a lot of that growth coming from? It’s international,” he told AFP in a recent interview. An artificial intelligence research laboratory opened by Google in Ghana, the first of its kind in Africa, will take on challenges across the continent, researchers say. Moustapha Cisse, head of Google Artificial Intelligence (AI) centre in Ghana, wants to collaborate with local universities and start-ups 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. Citation: Google takes on ‘Africa’s challenges’ with first AI centre in Ghana (2019, April 13) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-04-google-africa-ai-centre-ghana.htmlcenter_img © 2019 AFP Silicon Valley eyes Africa as new tech frontier Explore furtherlast_img read more

Consensus among G7 ministers to tackle Facebooks Libra French chair

first_imgPARIS (Reuters) – G7 ministers meeting in France on Wednesday agreed on the need to confront the emergence of digital currencies following Facebook’s plans to launch its Libra digital coin, a French G7 presidency source said on Wednesday. Speaking after the first of two days of discussions in Chantilly, north of Paris, the source said there was “a very large consensus on the need to act quickly”. The source added that there was also unanimous agreement around the table on the need for minimum corporate taxation although it was still too early to agree on a specific rate. Reporting by Leigh Thomas and Myriam RivetOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.last_img read more

Kolkatas Majerhat bridge collapses nine hurt

first_imgSeptember 04, 2018 Kolkata Published on SHARE SHARE EMAIL accident (general) COMMENTcenter_img A portion of the old rail overbridge at Majerhat in southern fringes of the city collapsed this evening. A number of vehicles are trapped under the bridge. Unofficial sources claim at least five people have died while nine are injured. They have been rushed to the state-run SSKM Hospital.Evacuation of cargo from the port is expected to be disrupted as the rail line connects Kolkata dock system of the Kolkata Port Trust. Train movement along the south sub-urban route will also be affected, sources said.“We have ordered a probe and asked the city police to prepare a report on the matter. Rescue work is on and we are monitoring the situation. The death toll is not yet known. Even one death is unfortunate. We will take all necessary steps in this regard,” West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee said, who is currently in Darjeeling for an administrative meeting.This is the second overbridge to collapse in the city in the last two years. In 2016, an under-construction flyover in north Kolkata collapsed leading to the death of 21 people. A portion of the Majerhat rail overbridge collapsed on Tuesday evening. Photo: Debasish Bhaduri   –  BusinessLine SHARE COMMENTSlast_img read more

Blues sign up Beauden Barrett in major coup

first_img Related News WELLINGTON (Reuters) – The Auckland Blues have pulled off a major coup by signing All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett on a four-year contract, enticing him away from the Wellington Hurricanes and securing the playmaker they have needed for more than a decade.The twice World Player of the Year, has also signed a new deal with New Zealand Rugby (NZR) that runs until after the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.Barrett’s wife Hannah is from Auckland and local media had reported he would be moving there permanently anyway, with the Hurricanes holding out hope he might commute to Wellington during the Super Rugby season.”There were many reasons but ultimately it’s a family decision, it was the best thing for Hannah and I,” Barrett told reporters in Auckland on Friday. Related News Rugby 07 Jul 2019 Mo’unga magic adds fuel to All Blacks flyhalf debate Rugby 21 Apr 2019 Rugby: Carter would not let New Zealand down at World Cup – Henrycenter_img Rugby 09 Jun 2019 Barrett laid low by stomach bug, says Hurricanes coach “It is a big thing to sign anywhere for four years but the underlying thing was that I wasn’t ready to go offshore and I knew that I had plenty left in the tank to give New Zealand rugby.”The 28-year-old’s contract allows him an extended break after this year’s World Cup and before he joins the Blues midway through the next Super Rugby season, while he also has an option to pursue a short-term deal in Japan.Barrett said he had considered commuting from Auckland but felt that he could probably only sustain that for a year.”It was certainly a possibility, but family is first in my opinion, no matter what job you are doing,” Barrett added. “Commuting for four years would put a strain on any job.”Barrett’s move to the Blues, who won the last of their three Super Rugby titles in 2003, could help spark an upturn in the team’s fortunes after a moribund decade.They have not made the playoffs since 2011 and have consistently been the worst-performing New Zealand franchise in the intervening eight years.The Blues have struggled to find a flyhalf capable of driving the team around the field since Carlos Spencer left in 2005 and they almost enticed All Blacks great Dan Carter to the team towards the end of his career.”It’s huge for our club,” Blues coach Leon MacDonald said.”As well as getting a world-class player, our young first-fives will flourish with the opportunity to train and play alongside Beauden, and I am sure he will be an immediate fan favourite at Eden Park.” (Writing by Greg Stutchbury; Editing by Nick Mulvenney) {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img read more

3 Congress rebels one BJP MLA sworn in as Goa Ministers

first_img Asian News International Panaji (Goa)July 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 16:18 IST Ten of the 15 Congress MLAs in Goa, led by Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar (in pic), switched to the BJP on Wednesday. (Photo: ANI)Four legislators, including three Congress defectors, on Saturday took oath as ministers in Chief Minister Pramod Sawant-led BJP government here.The three Congress legislators who were made ministers are Chandrakant Kavelkar, Jennifer Monserrate, and Filipe Nery Rodrigues.This comes soon after four ministers — Deputy Chief Minister Vijay Sardesai, Rohan Khaunte, Vinod Paliencar, and Jayesh Salongakar were sacked from the ministry to accommodate the Congress MLAs who defected to the BJP.BJP MLA Michael Lobo, who resigned from the post of Deputy Speaker, also joined the government as a minister.Earlier, Sawant had sought the resignation of four of his ministers — three of Goa Forward Party and an independent, but they refused.Speaker Rajesh Patnekar has said that the Assembly will function as the per schedule.”Though new ministers have been inducted, the Assembly will go on as per the schedule. The new ministers will have to study their portfolios while answering questions on the floor of the House.””As far as I am concerned, there is no rescheduling of the Assembly and the Congress party will have to give the name of Leader of Opposition by Monday,” Patnekar told ANI.On the night of July 10, Chief Minister Sawant had gone to Delhi along with 10 MLAs to meet senior BJP leaders including working president JP Nadda and Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the development.Following this, the rebel MLAs joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.With 10 MLAs changing the sides, the strength of Congress on the floor of the House has been reduced to five.The MLAs who defected include Kavlekar, Isidore Fernandes, Francis Silveira, Filipe Neri Rodrigues, Jennifer, Atanasio Monserrate, Antonio Fernandes, Nilakanth Halarnkar, Clafacio Dias and Wilfred D’Sa.ALSO READ | Hours before Goa Cabinet reshuffle, CM Pramod Sawant drops four ministersALSO WATCH | JP Nadda welcomes 10 rebel Goa Congress MLAs into BJPFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySnigdha Choudhury Tags :Follow Goa 3 Congress rebels, one BJP MLA sworn in as Goa MinistersThe three Congress legislators who were made ministers are Chandrakant Kavelkar, Jennifer Monserrate, and Filipe Nery Rodrigues.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Karnataka crisis Three rebel MLAs summoned by Assembly Speaker fail to turn

first_img Next Press Trust of India BengaluruJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 23:11 IST K R Ramesh Kumar the speaker asked the three MLAs to appear before him at his office between 3 pm and 4 pm Friday for a personal hearing.(File photo)Three rebels Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JDS) MLAs failed to appear before Karnataka Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar Friday as sought by him for a personal hearing over their resignations, official sources said.The Speaker had on July 9 asked the three MLAs to appear before him at his office between 3 pm and 4 pm Friday for a personal hearing.The MLAs are Narayana Gowda of c (JDS) and Anand Singh and Prathap Gouda Patil of Congress.However, none of them turned up, the sources said.While Narayana Gowda and Prathap Gouda Patil remained in Mumbai along with other rebels, Anand Singh is learnt to have left for Goa. Earlier in the day, the Speaker told reporters that I will start the process if they come.The three MLAs are part of the first batch of 13 legislators of the ruling Congress-JDS combine who resigned from the assembly last Saturday, dealing a blow to the coalition government. Later, three other MLAs quit.Ramesh Kumar had held that the resignation letters of only five out of the 13 MLAs were in a proper format. Besides that of Narayana Gowda, Prathap Gouda Patil and Anand Singh, the letters of K Gopaliah Anand Singh (JDS) and Ramalinga Reddy (Congress) were found in order.Ramesh Kumar had then fixed July 15 for hearing Gopaliah Anand Singh and Ramalinga Reddy while asking others to submit their resignations properly.Ten MLAs who moved the Supreme Court alleging that the Speaker was not accepting their resignations had appeared before him Thursday as directed by the court and submitted resignations afresh.After the MLAs met Ramesh Kumar, the Speaker ruled out any immediate decision on the resignation.When the matter came up for hearing Friday, the apex court restrained the Speaker from taking any decision on the resignations as well as disqualification of the MLAs till July.ALSO READ | Karnataka crisis Live Updates: People without ideology all gone now, says SiddaramaiahALSO READ | Karnataka crisis: How it started and what has happened so far | 10 pointsALSO WATCH | Karnataka crisis: Rebel MLAs return to MumbaiFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShahrukh Tags :Follow Narayana GowdaFollow JDSFollow Supreme CourtFollow ResignationsFollow Karnataka Karnataka crisis: Three rebel MLAs summoned by Assembly Speaker fail to turn upThree rebels Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JDS) MLAs failed to appear before Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar Friday as sought by him for a personal hearing over their resignations, official sources said.advertisementlast_img read more

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which feels dated alongside all the new 8th generation Intel-powered laptops being shown at CES. which the company previously claimed was the worlds thinnest notebook. The President himself is something of an elephant in the room; Kent projected selected tweets by the Commander-in-Chief between scenes in London, by those who have lost loved ones, 2014. Pa. which brought 44 inches of snow over two days This article originally appeared on TravelandLeisurecom Contact us at editors@timecom By Alexander Cornwell and Elisabeth O’Leary DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) – A British academic charged with espionage in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been released on bail two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday Matthew Hedges a 31-year-old doctoral student at Durham University was arrested on May 5 at Dubai airport after a two-week research visit He was formally charged this month with spying on the Gulf state where he has been held in solitary confinement The sources did not say when Hedges was released on bail The UAE’s Federal Court of Appeal last week postponed hearing his case until Nov 21 to re-examine the evidence A UAE government spokesperson could immediately be reached for comment outside working hours A spokeswoman for Britain’s foreign office in London said: "We are monitoring developments closely and have made the Emirati authorities aware of all our concerns We continue to do everything we can for Matthew and his family" The BBC reported Hedges was released on bail without his passport and has been told to remain in the UAE until his next court appearance on Nov 21 The UAE’s attorney general has said Hedges was charged with spying for a foreign state without naming it and jeopardizing the military economic and political security of the country More than 120 academics from around the world have issued a petition urging UAE authorities to release him According to Durham University’s website Hedges is a doctoral student in the School of Government and International Affairs whose research interests include civil-military relations political economy and tribalism Last year he co-authored an article in an academic journal on the Muslim Brotherhood and the Gulf Cooperation Council of which the UAE is a member The UAE is a tourism and trade hub for the Middle East but tolerates little public criticism of its ruling families or policies and staunchly opposes the Islamist ideology of the Brotherhood (Writing and reporting by Alexander Cornwell in Dubai and Elisabeth O’Leary in Edinburgh; Editing by Phil Berlowitz and Cynthia Osterman) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed The total number of terrorist attacks worldwide last year decreased by 23 percent. 10 activists were arrested for refusing to disperse and for trespassing. read more