18 Sep

Osvaldo would not like to be like Lionel Messi

first_imgFormer footballer Osvaldo, revealed that he wouldn’t like being on Lionel Messi’s shoes because of how public his life if to the rest of the world.This week we had the chance to read a very interesting interview that Daniel Osvaldo did for Marca, the Argentine player who left professional football to pursue his music career and he spoke about many topics where he included Lionel Messi. The former Boca Jrs player revealed his bohemian life after retiring from football at a very young age, he now lives in Barcelona and plays music with his band called ‘Barrio Viejo’. The man really enjoys his life and it seems like football wasn’t really the calling he was expecting after all, instead he’s chosen to take the more hedonistic approach and get to experience the wilder side of life as a proper rock star. We don’t judge him for it and nobody should, the path he took is just as exciting if not more than the life of a professional football player and when he was asked if he would like to live Lionel Messi’s life he responded with a vociferous ‘NO’. But he explained his reasons to not want to be like his compatriot, living Leo Messi’s life can be one of the most complicated scenarios for anybody who doesn’t like living under the public eye at all times.’Messi has no life, he lives in a golden cage’ – Osvaldo https://t.co/fROTLDajFa pic.twitter.com/kQp0AyFfBp— 9javenue (@9javenue) September 25, 2018When asked if he would like to live Lío’s life, Osvaldo quickly said: “No. I would love to play like him though. I would get into fights with everyone because poor man, he doesn’t have a life! He lives in a prison made of gold. He could never be here having a drink on his own. Maybe he doesn’t even care about these things, but I do. At those levels you are not even in your home for long. You buy yourself the biggest television money can buy and you don’t even step foot on your TV room. Why would you want a Ferrari if you only go from your house to the training ground, which is 15 minutes away? I never cared about money, and yet I still spent money on stupid things. I still do, but I spend it on cheaper stuff. But I also don’t think he would like to live my life, the last time I saw him was when I gave him my record. He is not my friend, but he is one of those people who are likable, he hugs you when he sees you and he always has a good vibe. He even asked me: ‘Why do you like music?’ He didn’t understand me when I tried to explain, I believe he must think I’m crazy,” said Osvaldo during that long Marca interview about Messi.Dani Osvaldo on why he couldn’t be Ronaldo: “He gets home and does 150 sit ups. When I get home I like putting the fire on and grilling meat”On why he couldn’t be Messi: “He lives in a golden prison. If I were him then I wouldn’t be here drinking”PoeticDavid Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.via @CB_Ignoranza pic.twitter.com/iZS56gJzSr— Matteo Bonetti (@TheCalcioGuy) September 24, 2018And we have to say that Osvaldo does have a pretty good point, players like Ronaldo or Messi will never live a private life as long as they breathe. We can take Diego Maradona’s example, he is a football legend who also loves to party sometimes and this “hobby” has brought him a lot of bad press throughout his life and even a stigma of being a bad example for children. Messi or Ronaldo need to take very good care of their image, because they would lose millions of euros if they slipped up badly like Osvaldo or Maradona have in their life. But the Argentine former player also added: “If I was Messi, I would never leave football, even if I wanted to. You are the best player in the world and that has a reason. This is not only the best thing you can do in the whole world, but you also have to dedicate your life to it 24 hours and 365 days every single year. But his talent does come more natural,” said Osvaldo about Messi’s complicated life as a professional.Osvaldo: I would like to play like Messi. I would get into fights with everyone, because he has no life, poor guy. He lives in a golden prison. He could not be here having a drink. Maybe he doesn’t care about that, but I do. At that level you aren’t even comfortable at home. pic.twitter.com/jf5Iz2ij1z— Juan G. Arango 🇨🇴 (@JuanG_Arango) September 24, 2018What would you do if you had the chance to live Leo Messi’s life for a day? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

18 Sep

Lineker Pochettino is already punching well above his weight

first_imgTottenham legend Gary Lineker believes Mauricio Pochettino has no need whatsoever to prove himself as a top-class coach.The Argentine has impressed greatly at Spurs in the past four years by converting them into regular top-four finishers in the Premier League, despite their limited resources.In light of this, Pochettino has been frequently linked with a switch to Real Madrid in La Liga along with Manchester United.Despite his impressive progress, however, critics have been quick to point out that Pochettino has failed to do the one thing that really counts in football – winning trophies.But former striker Lineker, who scored 80 goals in 138 games for Spurs and won the FA Cup with the club in 1991, insists Pochettino has nothing to prove to anyone.“He doesn’t need to win anything to be proclaimed as a terrific coach,” Lineker told talkSPORT.“He’s punching well above his weight in terms of how he’s performed at that football club, that’s why he’s been linked with Manchester United.“If he was the manager of Manchester City or Liverpool then you’d go ‘yeah, he needs to be winning things on a fairly regular basis.’Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Tottenham have got a good squad, but they haven’t got the strength in depth that City or Liverpool have.”He continued: “(Pep) Guardiola had to wait until his second season to win his first trophy at City.“On that basis does [Jurgen] Klopp need to win something this season? Yeah, probably.“But at the same time [Liverpool] play great football, they’re ultra-competitive and serious challengers in two of the biggest competitions in world football, so you have to weigh all that up.“Pochettino is not managing a huge club with massive budgets and expectations.“He’s not bought a player for the last two windows, now. Some people have short memories.”The last time Spurs won any silverware themselves came in the 2008 EFL Cup, where they defeated Chelsea 2-1 in the final.LONDON – FEBRUARY 24: Robbie Keane of Tottenham Hotspur leads the celebrations following victory during the Carling Cup Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on February 24, 2008 in London, England. Tottenham Hotspur won 2-1 after extra time. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)last_img read more

17 Sep

Fatal crash on Ronald Packard Parkway in Escondido

first_img ESCONDIDO (KUSI) – At least one person was killed Sunday night in a crash on the Ronald Packard Parkway (78) in Escondido, authorities said.The crash was reported by Escondido police to the California Highway Patrol at 11:07 p.m. on the eastbound Ronald Packard Parkway at Broadway, the CHP said.At least one person was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the CHP’s log.The parkway was reduced to one lane eastbound for the investigation, the CHP said. June 18, 2018 Updated: 6:23 AM Posted: June 18, 2018 Fatal crash on Ronald Packard Parkway in Escondidocenter_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

11 Sep

POLICE LOG for March 20 Homeless Camp Found Under Bridge Bad Crash

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, March 20, 2019:A 2-vehicle crash with airbag deployment took place in front of McDonald’s. Child was in one of the vehicles. No injuries. Both vehicles towed. (7:20am)Police received report of a homeless camp underneath the Richmond Street bridge. Police confirmed small camp in the Middlesex Canal culvert. DPW notified to clean area. (11:43am)A Hopkins Street caller reported a Social Security scam phone call. (12:41pm)A walk-in party reported malicious damage to their vehicle on Ring Avenue. (12:58pm)Teacher at North Intermediate School requested patrol call after non-students continued to play football in the parking lot around staff vehicles despite several staff members asking them not to. Police moved to the kids to the field. (3:22pm)MBTA transit police called about a male party walking down the tracks from Andover spotted by the State Police Airwing. Police unable to locate on their tracks. (5:39pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 22: Evicted Tenant Leaves Behind Cat; Driver Issued Summons; Kids Playing Ding Dong DitchIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 20: Wilmington Man Arrested; Car vs. Tree; Concession Stand VandalizedIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 28: Graffiti At Town Park; Delivery Driver Falsely Accused Of Theft; Road RageIn “Police Log”last_img read more

10 Sep

Oculus Quest may have its first killer app with Beat Saber

first_img Tags Share your voice Game Developers Conference Comment Game Developers Conference Now playing: Watch this: Apr 30 • Facebook’s new Oculus Rift S vs. Oculus Quest: Which VR headset is for you? reading • Oculus Quest may have its first killer app with Beat Saber Oculus What will it take for people to want to put Facebook’s upcoming portable VR headset, the Oculus Quest, on their face? A killer app would help. Beat Saber seems like a good start. Beat Saber is one of the smash hits of the virtual gaming world, relatively speaking. The musical fitness game is one of CNET’s favorite VR games for good reason: it’s addictive, active and wonderfully tuned. It’s even an arcade game. It’s also going to be a launch game for the Oculus Quest when it arrives later this spring, Facebook revealed on Monday.The Oculus Quest is a fully wireless, standalone VR system that allows full six degrees of freedom (6DoF) room motion. That’s a perfect pairing for the arm swinging of Beat Saber. My early experiences with the Quest were promising, and it seems to be aiming for a Nintendo Switch-like gaming focus at launch. As to how well it works on a mobile system? We’ll follow up when we can. Meanwhile, check out the trailer below. Oculus Quest is a full-motion, self-contained VR headset… 16 Photos Oculus Quest virtual reality headset revealed See All • Mar 21 • Google Stadia puts Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC gaming on notice 1 Apr 30 • How to preorder Oculus Quest and Rift S right now Video Games Wearable Tech 1:34 Mar 21 • Intel intros 9th-gen Core H mobile CPUs, Graphics Command Center Oculus Virtual Reality Facebooklast_img read more

10 Sep

Microsoft and Sony will partner on game streaming AI

first_img See It Rylo Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Tags $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Comments HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Boost Mobile CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $6 at Tidal Best Buy $60 at Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET 3 Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Share your voice Read Google Home Hub review Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida (left) and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella  Microsoft Sony and Microsoft on Thursday said they’re exploring a strategic partnership to develop cloud-based solutions for their respective game and content streaming services.The announcement doesn’t specifically mention Microsoft’s Xbox or Sony’s PlayStation consoles, but it appears the partnership will focus on entertainment platforms including gaming. As part of the agreement, the companies will jointly develop cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure, according to a release. Sony might also use Microsoft Azure for its game and content streaming services. The efforts will also include building better tools for content creators.”Sony has always been a leader in both entertainment and technology, and the collaboration we announced today builds on this history of innovation,” said Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, in a release. “Our partnership brings the power of Azure and Azure AI to Sony to deliver new gaming and entertainment experiences for customers.”Also, the companies will explore working together in the areas of semiconductors and artificial intelligence.Both Sony and Microsoft revealed new details on new gaming consoles in April, which are expected to be released next year. Sony said its next-gen console — likely called the PlayStation 5 — will be AMD-based, support high-end graphics features like ray tracing and 8K output, and switch to high-speed SSD storage. Microsoft followed with the announcement of the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, a late-in-life addition to the Xbox One line that finally ditches the optical drive. $520 at HP DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Angela Lang/CNET $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. $999 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Sprint Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Sarah Tew/CNET Chris Monroe/CNET DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Comments See It I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free.center_img $999 Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Read the AirPods review See at Amazon Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Amazon Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Tags Read the Rylo camera preview 7 Read DJI Osmo Action preview Read Lenovo Smart Clock review See at Turo Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Sarah Tew/CNET See it $299 at Amazon Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) See It $999 Gaming Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $59 at eBay Turo Microsoft Sony,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Apple iPhone XS Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. $155 at Google Express The Cheapskate Share your voice $999 $210 at Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale.last_img read more

5 Sep

Suppressive person will stay away Tom Cruise bans exwife Nicole Kidman from

first_imgTom Cruise and Connor CruiseGetty imagesReportedly, Tom Cruise has banned his ex-wife from attending their 24- year old son’s wedding.Connor Cruise to set to marry his Italian girlfriend, Silvia in a Scientologist ceremony and the Hollywood actor is said to have demanded that the actress Nicole isn’t at the nuptials. The details of the demand have been revealed to RadarOnline by a source, who says, “Tom is behind this and what he wants is as good as law. Tom made the call and Connor followed.”The insider further revealed how Connor respects his father and out of that respect, he didn’t even question the 56- year old star’s wishes. Nicole and Tom married in 1990 and adopted both Connor and a girl, Isabella, now 26, together.However, when they split in 2001 Tom retained the custody of the children as reported then that  they both were devout Scientologists and had decided to stay with their father. The insider further said, “First, Tom would never even consider inviting Nicole to Connor’s wedding because she’s considered a ‘suppressive person’ by the church — and, second, he doesn’t want her there.” Picture taken 07 November 1999 shows actors Tom Cruise (L) and his then Australian wife, Nicole Kidman arriving at the official opening of Fox Studios Australia in Sydney.TORSTEN BLACKWOOD/AFP/Getty ImagesNicole had blamed the religion for ruining her marriage as well as her relationship with her two children, previously missing Isabella’s wedding in 2015. Nicole also sparked controversy last January at the Golden Globe award ceremony when she thanked her two children with Keith Urban, after winning the Golden Globe for her performance in Big Little Lie – but seemingly snubbed by her two adopted children. Nicole Kidman arrives for the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, CaliforniaVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty ImagesHowever, earlier in an interview with the Who magazine last year, Nicole clarified that she does not have a rift with Isabella and Connor. “I’m very private about all that. I have to protect all those relationships. They are able to make their own decisions. They have made choices to be Scientologists and as a mother, it’s my job to love them,” Nicole had told the publication.Meanwhile, Connor’s wife-to-be is said to have been dubbed the “Scientology Princess” and is a dedicated follower of the religion – as are her family. Sources claimed that Tom “adores” his future daughter-in-law, and is pleased that his son will be settling down with a Scientologist.last_img read more

5 Sep

Infosys Q3 earnings in focus after disappointing TCS results

first_imgInvestors keenly await the third quarter results of Infosys following its robust performance in the previous two quarters.Infosys, India’s second largest IT firm, will announce its earnings for the December quarter on 14 January.Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Tuesday reported a 14.19% rise in its net profit to Rs 6,083 crore for the third quarter ended 31 December, 2015 and an 11.68% increase in revenues at Rs 27,364 crore.However, TCS Q3 revenue missed the analysts’ expectations for the sixth consecutive quarter.Domestic IT players usually face weak demand in the October-December quarter as Christmas and New Year holidays result in less business volumes from the key markets — the US and Europe. Both the markets contribute to nearly 85% of the revenues of IT firms in the country.The Bengaluru-based IT major is expected to maintain its annual cross currency (CC) revenue growth guidance of 10-12% for the current fiscal year.”The dollar revenue growth is likely at 1.1% quarter on quarter (QoQ) at US$ 2,419 million, CC revenue growth of 1.5% QoQ, earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) margin decline of 66 basis points (bps) QoQ. We expect Infosys to maintain its CC revenue growth guidance of 10-12% YoY for FY16,” Business Standard quoted HDFC Securities as saying in a results preview.Edelweiss Securities expects Infosys to post an increase in its total contract value from the $ 850 million quarterly range to $ 1 billion in the current quarter.”While the company has hinted for increased investments and a decline in margins, we believe some benefit of Indian rupee depreciation, utilisation improvement and attrition cool off will help it maintain flattish margins this quarter,” Edelweiss said.The top five Indian IT companies are expected to post single digit growth rates for the current fiscal year, even as industry body Nasscom predicts software export revenue growth of 12-14% for the year.Domestic IT majors — TCS, Infosys, Wipro, HCL Tech and Tech Mahindra — are expected post a single-digit growth rate of 5-9% in their revenues for 2015-16, growing at the slowest pace since the financial crisis of 2008, according to analysts.The share price of Infosys soared by nearly 3.5% to Rs 1,086 on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Wednesday as investors remained optimistic over its Q3 earnings.last_img read more

1 Sep

LGBTQ Creators Sue YouTube Over Alleged Discrimination

first_img Silicon Valleywood: Content Creators Discuss if Storytelling is Driven by Data A group of LGBTQ+ creators has sued YouTube and its parent company Google, alleging that the video platform was regularly restricting their abilities to make money with their videos based on their sexual orientation. The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in California Tuesday and first reported by the Washington Post Wednesday morning, seeks class-action status.“YouTube is engaged in discriminatory, anticompetitive, and unlawful conduct that harms a protected class of persons under California law,” the lawsuit alleges. A YouTube spokesperson responded to the lawsuit with the following statement:“We’re proud that so many LGBTQ creators have chosen YouTube as a place to share their stories and build community. All content on our site is subject to the same policies. Our policies have no notion of sexual orientation or gender identity and our systems do not restrict or demonetize videos based on these factors or the inclusion of terms like “gay” or “transgender.” In addition, we have strong policies prohibiting hate speech, and we quickly remove content that violates our policies and terminate accounts that do so repeatedly.” The lawsuit also cites recent reports by the New York Times that suggested that the video platform was in part to blame for the election of Brazil’s far-right and homophobic president Jair Bolsonaro, and reference recent appearances of Google and YouTube executives in congressional hearings.In addition to monetary compensation, the lawsuit is also asking the court to order an injunction that would stop YouTube from “censoring, restricting, restraining, or regulating speech based on the discretionary use or application of discriminatory, animus-based, arbitrary, capricious, vague, unspecified, or subjective criteria, rules, guidelines, and/or practices.”Update: 12:53pm: This post was updated with the statement of a YouTube spokesperson. YouTube Rings in Era of Ad-Supported Originals By Making ‘Cobra Kai’ Free to Watch Popular on Variety center_img The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the creators of GNews!, Bria Kam and Chrissy Chambers (BriaAndChrissy), Chase Ross (uppercaseCHASE1), Lindsay Amer (Queer Kid Stuff) and Amp Somers (Watts The Safeword).In their lawsuit, these creators allege that YouTube regularly labels their videos as offensive or sexually explicit simply because of their sexual orientation. They also allege that their videos are regularly being demonetized, that YouTube changes their thumbnail videos, and excludes them from content recommendations, resulting in suppressed view counts.This all happens while YouTube doesn’t enforce its content policies against users harassing LGBTQ creators, the lawsuit alleges:“Defendants’ control and regulation of speech on YouTube has resulted in a chaotic cesspool where popular, compliant, top quality, and protected LGBTQ+ content is restricted, stigmatized, and demonetized as “shocking,” “inappropriate,” “offensive,” and “sexually explicit,” while homophobic and racist hatemongers run wild and are free to post vile and obscene content on the pages and channels of the LGBTQ+ Plaintiffs and other LGBTQ+ content creators.”To further make their case, the plaintiffs published a video on YouTube Wednesday morning:The lawsuit comes just a few months after YouTube faced a backlash over the way it handled homophobic speech on its platform. At the time, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki apologized for its handling of a particularly high-profile case, which involved the far-right YouTube commentator Steven Crowder mocking gay Vox journalist Carlos Maza.“I know the decision we made was very hurtful to the LGBT community and that was not our intention at all,” she said during an interview at Recode’s Code Conference.The lawsuit alleges that this was just a PR exercise: “Instead of taking LGBTQ+ reports of viewpoint discrimination and selective restrictions on LGBTQ+ content seriously, Ms. Wojcicki spent some of her “personal vacation” time doing carefully scripted PR or “selfie” interviews with selected YouTubers.” Related ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

31 Aug

Bridging cultural differences

first_imgIn an attempt to sort out friction between the communities, Khoj International Artists’ Association is presenting Coriolis Effect: Currents across India and Africa’ at Khoj Studios, in the national Capital, Beginning on August 28, Coriolis Effect is an international exhibition featuring works of artists from India and Africa. The exhibition, resulting from a month-long residency, seeks to activate the social, economic and cultural relationship and historical exchange which exists between India and the continent of Africa.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Bernard Akoi-Jackson (Ghana), Ethiraj Gabriel Dattatreyan (Africa/US), Juan Orrantio (Bogota,Colombia), Amshu Chukki (India) and Insurrections Ensemble (India/Africa) are the artists who are participating in this exhibition.Sitara Chowfla, the program manager at Khoj said, “Stream of immigrants from the Indian Subcontinent, as well as migrants from countries such as Cameroon, Somali, Nigeria, Kenya, Afghanistan and Nepal, are residing in Khirki Extension. This hotpot of cultural difference has long been a source of friction between residents, often bubbling into acts of discrimination based violence.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThis project has grown out of a series of encounters and conversations which took place in and around Khoj through 2014.”The works for the show were created during a month long residency where the artists sought to unpack notions of geography, memory, cultural exchange as well as the tension and fear of the ‘other’, through history. The Coriolis Effect will not only use the present context of 21st century migrations, but equally refer to various moments of exchange through history; from the recent past of the Non-Aligned movements in the 20th century, to the cultural relationship shared by Indians and Africans from the 1st century AD onwards.When: August 28-31Where: Khoj Studios, S-17, Khirkee ExtensionTimings: 11 am-7pmlast_img read more

31 Aug

Big snub Only two Minister of State slots for Bengal BJP

first_imgNEW DELHI: With BJP’s sterling show in Bengal, it was widely speculated that it would get at least a cabinet berth in Modi’s new cabinet. However, it ended up with two ministers of state. Babul Supriyo, the singer- turned politician who fended off actress Moon Moon Sen in Asansol returns as a minister of state. Debasree Chaudhuri the BJP MP from Raiganj was also inducted as an MoS in the Modi cabinet. This is being viewed by political analysts as a royal snub to the BJP party cadre in Bengal. The BJP increased its tally in Bengal from two in 2014 to an impressive 18 seats this time around.last_img read more

9 Aug

Rep LaSata to host local office hours

first_img State Rep. Kim LaSata today announced plans to meet with residents of Southwest Michigan during her scheduled office hours.Office hours take place on Friday, Feb. 23 at Broad Street Café, 614 Broad St. in St. Joseph, from 10 to 11 a.m.“I look forward to talking with residents of Southwest Michigan about their state government,” LaSata said.  “Hosting office hours throughout the community helps me better represent my neighbors, and inform them about what is happening in Lansing.  These office hours are an excellent way to hear from people in the community about issues that matter most to them.”No appointment is necessary. Those unable to attend are invited to contact her Lansing office by phone at 517-373-1403 or via email at KimLaSata@house.mi.gov. Categories: LaSata News,LaSata Photos,News,Photos 16Feb Rep. LaSata to host local office hourslast_img read more

7 Aug

Facebook is expanding its premium video ads outsid

first_imgFacebook is expanding its premium video ads outside of the US to seven new international markets – including the European countries the UK, France and Germany.Facebook said it will introduce the 15 second on-site video-ad spots with a limited group of advertisers in the new countries – which also include Australia, Brazil, Canada and Japan.The social network introduced the TV-style ads in the US in March and they are designed for advertisers that want to reach “a large audience with high-quality sight, sound and motion”.The ads start playing without sound as soon as they appear on-screen and expand into a full-screen view with sound if a user taps on the video.“Premium Video Ads, brands now have another way of engaging people on Facebook with compelling video experiences. We’ll roll out Premium Video Ads slowly and monitor how people interact with them. This limited introduction allows us to concentrate our efforts on a smaller number of advertisers with high-quality campaigns to create the best possible experience on Facebook,” the firm said.Facebook accounted for a 5.8% share of the US$119.84 billion global digital ad market in 2013, according to eMarketer. The research firm projects that Facebook will increase its market share again this year to 7.8%, when the total digital ad spending market worldwide will reach US$137.53 billion.last_img read more

4 Aug

The wide array of optimistic extremes in sentiment

first_img The wide array of optimistic extremes in sentiment measures includes several readings that exceed the extremes of 2007, when the Dow made its previous high. With a finishing structure that Elliott Wave Principle describes as occurring at “the termination points of larger patterns,” the market is ripe for a decline of historic magnitude. The sudden, loud chorus of market bulls, which has grown to a full-blown crescendo, fits perfectly with the terminal stages of a major advance. This chart shows the stunning breadth of optimism extending to every class of investor. The first indicator (second graph) on the chart shows the percentage commitment to equities in the portfolios of members in the National Association of Active Investment Managers (NAAIM). The latest reading reveals an all-time high equity exposure of 104%, which means managers are in a leveraged long position for the first time in the seven-year history of the survey. The reading far surpasses the 83% level, which occurred at the October 2007 all-time high in the Dow. A separate BofA Merrill Lynch survey of 254 fund managers confirms that money managers’ “appetite for risk in their portfolio” is at its highest in nine years. “An increasing number judge equities as undervalued – particularly in Europe.” They soon will become even more “undervalued,” as the Euro STOXX 50 Index has traced out five waves down from its January 30 countertrend rally high, indicating that Europe’s bear trend has returned. There’s more: Even though Spain, Portugal, Greece, and Italy are de facto bankrupt, confidence is suddenly so high in that region that Europe’s junk-bond yields relative to investment-grade debt have collapsed to the lowest premium since the start of the global credit crisis. It is an astonishing and historic display of optimism relative to a collapsing economic reality. The second indicator shows a major upswing in bullishness among options traders via the Credit Suisse Fear Barometer Index (the name is misleading since a rising index means less fear). This index measures trader sentiment by comparing the cost of three-month out-of-the-money calls on the S&P 500 relative to puts of the same duration. The recent extreme of 33.32 on January 25 is the highest in the history of the indicator, which goes all the way back to November 1994. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), which tracks the level of fear and complacency using the premium paid for at-the-money S&P options, declined to a low of 12.29 on January 18, its lowest reading – indicating the most complacency – since April 2007, just prior to the major top in the financials. The third indicator shows a new optimistic extreme among investment advisors. The 15-day average of Market Vane’s Bullish Consensus rose to 68.2% in February, its highest reading since June 2007. The bottom graph plots the total assets in the government money-market funds at Guggenheim (formerly Rydex), showing that the public is likewise complacent about the potential for a market decline. We’ve inverted the totals to align them with the trend in stocks. When people are highly confident that stock and bond prices will continue to rise, they see little need to hold money aside in money-market funds and instead load up on financial assets. The total holdings in Guggenheim’s money-market funds just dropped to their lowest level ever, reflecting a supreme confidence by investors and a full embrace of stocks and bonds. At the opposite extreme, corporate insiders – investors who are presumably privy to the future potential of their companies – are dumping shares into the market at a furious pace. According to Vickers Weekly Insider Report, among NYSE stocks there were 9.2 insider shares sold for every share bought over the previous week. The last time the ratio of sales-to-buys was higher was in July 2011, just before the Dow declined 18% over the following four months. As we’ve said previously, there may be many reasons why an insider sells shares, but one of them is not because they think their price is going higher. Taken together, the breadth of extremes shown on the chart indicates that stocks are not making a short-term top: these measures are all greater than at any time since at least 2007. This is a rare alignment that confirms this is an even more important, and more bearish, juncture than 2007. You have just read an excerpt from State of the Global Markets – 2013 Edition, a report from Robert Prechter’s Elliott Wave International. The full report, including big-picture analysis on US, Asian, and European stocks as well as gold, silver, oil, and more, is available for free for the next week. Follow this link to download the full 39-page report now – it’s free. Dan Steinhart Managing Editor, The Casey Report Excerpt from The State of the Global Markets, Elliott Wave International’s 2013 Global Forecast Part I: The Global-Warming Panic Is a Distant Memory By Robert Prechter, editor of The Elliott Wave Theorist A non-event that recently had the media buzzing was the dearth of discussion of the global-warming issue during the presidential debates, not to mention nearly everywhere else on earth over the past year. This is another social change predicted in The Elliott Wave Theorist in the face of vicious opposition. This excerpt highlights the key points: Sometimes scientists herd as much as investors do, and this study [by NASA] appears to be a case of extreme expression following a long-established trend. I am not a climatologist, but I am a student of manias and herding, and that is what the global-warming craze appears to be about. My purpose here is not primarily to make a case against man-made global warming. My primary intent is to take a look at the question from the point of view of a social psychologist to decide whether it appears to be the result of hysteria. The points above establish that there are two sides to the global-warming question. Yet only one has captured the public’s imagination (and I choose that word consciously). The global-warming scare is highly reminiscent of the Alar scare, in which Congress called upon the expertise of movie stars; the ozone-depletion scare and the acid-rain scare, which have all but vanished; the claim that pesticides were making frogs lame (it turned out to be a virus); the rash of reports of devil worshippers, who were never found; the national child-care molestation hysteria, which turned out to be almost entirely contrived; the panic in Europe over poison in Coca-Cola; and any number of like manias. Hysteria often signals the end of a trend. There is powerful evidence of herding at the social level on the global-warming issue. Commentary on the subject is even selling theater tickets. And like all past social trends that were ending, there is a rush to extrapolate. The temperature data from which modelers at NASA derive their extrapolations are scant, the projection is extreme, and their tone is strident. When any writers, including scientists, extrapolate 29 years’ worth of temperature data to predict an imminent apocalypse of biblical proportions in an environment of waxing social focus, rising panic, and calls for government obstruction, one must acknowledge the likelihood of social-psychological forces behind such a report and investigate whether the data support the prediction. The crowd fearing global warming rejects as heretics professors and scientists who challenge all these methods and conclusions, whether they be at MIT or Stanford. Such rejection is akin to what happens near the end of a financial mania, such as the peak of the real estate mania [in 2005], when bears were dismissed as delusional. GW advocates told me that doubting man-made global warming is akin to denying evolution, but the GW movement has not a little taste of old-time religion in its accompanying admonition of humanity: Man is evil; he is destroying the earth; he is “fouling his own nest,” as one scientist on the Web says. Scientists are usually good at their fields but not necessarily at recognizing their own political, moral, and philosophical biases. One thoughtful scientist took issue with the term “hysteria.” But the term applies here to social activity, not the overt behavior of any particular individual. In 2005, when I was speaking about real estate hysteria and warning people against investing in property, people sporting a rather bemused expression would coolly respond, as if instructing an alien who lacked understanding of the way things worked on Earth, “They are not making any more land” and “It’s all about location.” They would say this with utmost calm. They had thought about it and sifted through the evidence. They were not hysterical but rational and thoughtful. At least, this was the appearance of behavior at the individual level. At the collective level, something else was going on. The number of people participating in the real estate market was unprecedented, and their borrowing, building, and bidding activities, collectively, were extreme. Advocates of man-made global warming may appear sober as judges individually, but they are participating in a mass movement, complete with press releases, student rallies, pop concerts, movie documentaries, and an underlying tone of moral crusade. I think the current frenzy over the subject is probably a symptom of peaking cycles in both climatic temperature and social psychology. But unfortunately 70 years from now most of us won’t be around to know the answer. What I expect, based upon observing mass movements, is that this fear, too, will go away. –The Elliott Wave Theorist, June and July 2007 That was six years ago. Recently it has come to light – from globally collected data reported by some of the very institutions that had passionately promoted the case for man-made global warming in 2007 – that the earth in fact hasn’t warmed at all since 1997. One would think the case for man-made global warming would be virtually closed from such contrary evidence and that those who feared global warming would breathe a happy sigh of relief and go home. Some of them have done just that. But proponents remain vocal. [In November] a professor in a syndicated editorial blamed the recent relative silence on the issue on “a profit-driven economic system that demands and necessitates endless growth, a global US military presence that helps facilitate it, and the ecologically rapacious consumption it entails.” Whatever your opinion of these matters, all three of them were in place during the entire period of waxing panic over the global-warming issue, negating the claim to their causing its opposite. He further charged, “In the wake of extreme drought in much of the United States, widespread wildfires in the western US, and now Hurricane Sandy, Barack Obama’s and Mitt Romney’s refusal to discuss human-induced climate change will undoubtedly go down as political recklessness of historic proportions.” If hurricanes, wildfires, and droughts were evidence of man-made climate change, man must have secretly industrialized the world millions of years ago. Archaeologists are pretty sure that didn’t happen. The main thing likely to go down as being of historic proportion is the extent of fear about global warming that held sway in 2007. I doubt it will return in our lifetimes. Further suggesting that the old trend is dead is that government, always the last institution to join a herd, is taking action. California passed a “cap and trade” law at the height of the panic in 2006 and is now implementing it. Naturally, it involves taxing people: Under the plan, the California Air Resources Board will auction off pollution permits on Wednesday called “allowances” to more than 350 businesses, including electric companies, food processors, and refineries. The board has estimated that businesses will pay a total of $964 million for allowances in fiscal year 2012-2013. (AP, 11/15) Extorting a billion dollars annually from industry will ultimately cause more pollution, as it did in communist East Germany, where air became toxic and rivers caught on fire. But California doesn’t yet shoot people trying to leave, so the first likely trend here is that businesses will accelerate their exodus out of the state. Unfortunately, there may be more action at the federal level as well. At a press conference on November 14, President Obama declared, “I am a firm believer that climate change is real, that it is impacted by human behavior and carbon emissions. And as a consequence, I think we’ve got an obligation to future generations to do something about it.” (Reuters) Republican Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg likes Obama’s position on this issue so much that he endorsed the president for reelection. But Obama’s waste of billions of taxpayer dollars propping up so-called “clean energy” companies, along with whatever new taxes and regulations the feds dream up, will ultimately contribute to the trend toward national poverty, which will increase pollution, not reduce it. With any luck, the depression will distract various governments from this destructive path. But, then again, destruction is what depressions are about. Part II: The Stock Market Is Ripe for a Decline of Historic Magnitude By Steve Hochberg and Pete Kendall, editors of The Elliott Wave Financial Forecast Incredibly, the DJIA rallied back to a new all-time high, a move that generated a cornucopia of ever-higher projections. “You’ll know gold sentiment is at a high when “Slime” (Time) magazine has a cover showing a golden bull tearing apart the New York Stock Exchange.” –Doug Casey The Economist, whose editors apparently don’t read Doug’s work, ran the cover below on May 11. In this case, the bull, whose smug facial expression appears to be taunting us for ever doubting that Wall Street is the most awesomest place on earth, isn’t golden. Rather, his smashing through the wall is a metaphor for stocks smashing through their nominal all-time highs, and an implicit projection that there are more gains to come. Different magazine, different asset, same idea: by the time the mainstream media adopts a narrative, it’s a good bet that whatever trend they’re celebrating has just about run its course.center_img The crowd will likely hail this cover – and those sure to follow soon in more widely distributed publications – as an “all clear” sign to jump back in to stocks if they haven’t already. But you’re probably better off doing the exact opposite: prepare for tough times by reviewing your stock portfolio and cutting loose all but the best companies. At the most basic level, Doug’s observation is a comment on human psychology. I can think of endless knocks on the mainstream media, but one role it competently fills is to reflect the prevailing psychology of the people. The bull on the cover is no exception. When making decisions, humans tend to rely on their experiences in the immediate past. Thus, while trying to decide where to invest money today, the majority peer into the rearview mirror and see nothing but gains in stocks for the four preceding years. Our brains are wired to tell us this is a good thing – that stocks are safe once again and represent an exciting opportunity to jump on a rising wave and make some money. But remember: the bull gracing the cover of The Economist is a reaction to the crowd’s bullish attitude, not a precursor to it. The crowd is mostly bullish already. Such a bullish signal will only serve to draw in the most sluggish and unaware of investors. They’re very last to get in. After their money is drawn in from the sidelines, there’s no one left to buy. Ignore crowd psychology at your own peril. Which brings me to this week’s feature, courtesy of an organization dedicated to studying the effects of crowd psychology on world events. If you’re not familiar with the Elliott Wave Theory (EWT), it’s based upon the idea that changes in crowd psychology are the dominant driver of changes in markets – more so than earnings, margins, or other fundamentals. Further, these psychological swings usually occur in measurable patterns. Thus, by studying crowd psychology, one can predict where markets may go next. There’s a strong contrarian element to EWT’s methods, such as the position that extremes in investor sentiment usually mark stock market inflection points. EWT’s sober take is that when euphoria is running high and everyone is bullish, what’s really happening is that anyone who could potentially invest has already invested, meaning there are no buyers left – only sellers, which marks a true market top. I suspect EWT proponents would judge the above bull cover in much the same way Doug Casey does – as a warning, rather than a celebration. You’ll find that the excerpt begins with a story of how the author, Robert Prechter, used his study of crowd psychology to predict that the global-warming hysteria of a few years ago was way overblown and that it would die down, just as all of the contrived emergencies before it did. I asked to include this section for readers who are unfamiliar with Elliott Wave Theory, as an example that it can apply across all realms of human action, not just financial markets. Following that section, you’ll find a small taste of Elliott Wave International’s forecast for US stocks. If you like what you see, you can download the entire global forecast – which includes big-picture analysis on US, Asian, and European stocks as well as commodities like gold and oil – for free. Enjoy, and see you next week!last_img read more

4 Aug

first_img — Recommended Links Regards, Justin Spittler Delray Beach, Florida June 3, 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. – • Nick thinks Brazil’s currency could collapse… That might sound like a bold prediction. But keep in mind, Brazil’s had five currency crises in the past 75 years. That’s one every 15 years. The last one was in 1994. According to Nick, Brazil is long overdue for a currency crisis. • Nick is waiting until there’s “blood in the streets” before he buys Brazilian stocks… That’s when he’ll pick up shares of the world-class Brazilian company on his watch list. The company dominates its industry and is ultra-efficient. It’s also grown its profits by an average of 13% every year since 2010 despite Brazil’s economic downturn. He will let his Crisis Investing readers know when it’s time to buy. • In the meantime, you can make money betting against Brazilian stocks… Nick told readers how to bet against Brazilian stocks in April. His timing was spot on. Last month, the Bovespa plunged 10%. According to the Financial Times, it was the world’s worst-performing stock market during the month of May. Nick’s bet against Brazilian stocks paid off big. It returned 25% in just over a month. If you didn’t get in on this trade, don’t worry. As we said, Nick thinks Brazilian stocks are headed much lower. In April, Nick said “a 300% gain is a reasonable target” for this trade. You can invest alongside Nick—and learn exactly how to profit from Brazil in the coming months—with a subscription to Crisis Investing. By clicking this link, you can sign up for a risk-free trial. You’ll also get a chance to watch a short video about a much bigger crisis on Nick’s radar…and how to profit from it. Click here to view this free video. Chart of the Day Brazilian stocks could deliver huge gains after they “bottom out.” Today’s chart shows the performance of the Bovespa, Brazil’s version of the S&P 500, since 2000. You can see Brazilian stocks began a huge bull market about fourteen years ago. The Bovespa gained 778% from 2002 to 2008. For comparison, the S&P 500 has gained 211% since its historic bull market began in 2009. In 2008, Brazilian stocks plunged when the global financial crisis hit. They never fully recovered. Nick thinks Brazil’s current economic crisis will send stocks even lower. This could set up a buying opportunity like we saw in 2002.center_img “The backdoor that makes me $1 million a year” There’s a little-known way to legally bypass U.S. Government Rule 501 right now that could make you $10,000 a year… through a “backdoor” in the venture capital world. Click here for the full details. [Urgent] Read NOW if You’re on Social Security… or Soon Will Be Anyone who is dependent on a fixed income—like Social Security or a pension—is considered “high risk” for losing everything when the next currency crisis hits. That’s why Jim Rickards just released a new, never-before-seen book installment—and it might be the most important one yet. In fact, he personally has over $1 million invested in this new technique, in order to protect himself and his family. He strongly suggests that every American over the age of 55 do the same immediately. Even if it’s just a small amount to start. Click here now to claim your copy today before they’re gone. It’s in its worst economic downturn in nearly a century… Its stock market has plunged 70% since 2010… And its currency has lost 35% of its value over the past two years. For most folks, this sounds like a market to avoid. But for Casey Research founder Doug Casey, it sounds like a promising money-making opportunity. Longtime readers know Doug made millions buying assets most investors wouldn’t go near. He literally wrote the book on how to make money investing in hated markets. That book, Crisis Investing, spent 34 weeks on The New York Times best-seller list. In it, Doug explained how to make huge gains while risking little by investing in beaten-up markets. This strategy is so successful for those who know how to use it, we’ve called it “the world’s most powerful wealth-building secret.” • Regular readers know we’re talking about Brazil… Brazil is the world’s fifth most populous country. It has the world’s eighth biggest economy. Not long ago, it was a rising star of the global economy. Its economy more than quadrupled in size from 2000 to 2011. Brazil was even the “B” in “BRICS,” a Wall Street acronym for five emerging markets with big growth potential. But it didn’t live up to the hype. • Today, Brazil’s economy is a disaster… Its economy hasn’t grown since 2010. To put that in perspective, the U.S. economy has only had two down years since 1992, when it shrunk during the 2008–2009 financial crisis. Brazil’s stock market and currency have also tanked. Inflation in Brazil is above 10% for the first time in 12 years. Unemployment is at a six-year high and rising. Brazil’s socialist president, Dilma Rousseff, is a big reason the country’s economy imploded. Five years into her presidency, Brazil’s finances were in shambles. The country went from a 2.3% government surplus in 2011 to a 10.3% deficit last year. Rousseff is still in office right now. But she may not be for long. She’s currently standing trial for impeachment. Many folks are hopeful a new government can turn things around in Brazil. • Nick Giambruno, editor of Crisis Investing, has been following Brazil closely for months…. As you may know, Nick is Doug’s globetrotting companion. His investing style is similar to Doug’s—he buys cheap markets and industries other investors run away from. In 2013, Nick used this strategy to make huge gains investing in the tiny European island of Cyprus. The country just had a horrible banking crisis. Its stock market was down 98%. It was one of the world’s most hated markets. Nick recommended eight dirt-cheap Cyprus stocks to his readers. One of those stocks tripled in less than two years. Two doubled over the same period. Another gained 97%. • Now, Nick is stalking Brazilian stocks… He’s not a buyer yet. As bad as things are in Brazil right now, Nick says things will get worse. • And with Brazilian stocks staging a big rally recently, there’s no reason to buy Brazilian stocks today… Brazil’s main stock index, the Bovespa, jumped 45% from the end of January to the end of April. Some investors wondered if Brazilian stocks had bottomed. Nick says they haven’t. In the April issue of Crisis Investing, he said fundamentals weren’t fueling the rally: [T]he only buyers of Brazilian equities the last few months were foreigners. Local investors have been selling. As far as I can tell, foreign investors are buying in hopes the new government magically makes things better. I don’t see this happening… Nick knows that it pays to watch who’s buying and who’s selling. In this case, the locals are selling. Locals have a front-row seat to the action. If they’re selling, that probably means things are getting worse. • Back in April, Nick warned his readers to stay away from high-flying Brazil stocks… He reminded them that Brazil still has big problems: Replacing one corrupt government with another is not going to fix these problems. The worst is yet to come in Brazil. It’s shaping up to be a lovely train wreck. I believe soon, one (or a combination) of these things will trigger a full-blown crisis in Brazil. It will thrust Brazil onto the front pages of First World newspapers…and get Wall Street to say, “Sell anything Brazilian.”last_img read more

29 Jul

Huawei P10 Lite Officially Launched in UK Priced at GBP 299

first_imgP10-Lite Huawei. Image Credit: Pocket Lint Advertisement Having launched the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus the recent ended phone showcase; Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Shenzhen-based smartphone markers, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, has also officially launched its Lite handset in the P10-series; the Huawei P10 Lite in the UK, and is priced at GBP 299 (roughly 1,331,800 UGX or 371 USD), and is expected to go on sale from March 31.According to online reports, the P10 Lite will be made available in Midnight Black and Platinum Gold color variants with ceramic sandblasted finish on the back.The company has largely tried to keep the design language for the Huawei P10 Lite similar to the P10 flagships, with a 2.5D curved glass on the front and a metal frame, according to NDTV news reports. – Advertisement – On specifications: The Huawei P10 Lite runs EMUI 5.1 based on Android 7.0 Nougat. It sports a 5.2-inch full-HD display, is powered by a 2.15GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 658 SoC with Mali-T830MP2 GPU coupled with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of ROM, which is expandable via a microSD card up to 128GB, 12MP rear camera minus the Leica branding that were seen on the P10 and P10 Plus, while the front gets an 8MP selfie camera.The hybrid dual-SIM Huawei P10 Lite is fitted with a 3000mAh battery with support for fast charging. In terms of connectivity, the phablet spots a 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, and NFC.source: The UK launch was reported by Pocket-Lint.[related-posts]last_img read more

29 Jul

Swap Your 2G 3G Airtel SimCards For a 4G

first_imgAirtel 4G simcard. (Photo Courtesy) Advertisement Early this year, telecom firm; Airtel Uganda took a milestone to celebrate 10 million customers. This tremendous growth has cemented their position as the fastest growing telecom in the country.It’s growth has been fostered by an increase in the uptake of the telecom’s products and services, great partnerships and investment in network expansion across the country. Last year in September, the telecom firm followed the footprints of MTN, Vodafone to launch its 4G LTE network.The announcement was made at a press briefing which took place at Kampala Serena Hotel attended by Hon Frank Tumwebaze. Airtel invested heavily in the upgrade with 404 across Kampala, Entebbe, Wakiso and a further 126 sites across the country. – Advertisement – Hon Frank Tumwebaze congratulated the entire staff upon the momentous achievement.“One of the key responsibilities of the government is to provide a conducive environment and policy for investors, he said.”Airtel then argued its customers to upgrade to the latest network for a better experience.How to enjoy Airtel’s 4G experienceSwap your 2G and 3G simcards for 4G at no Cost. Visit any of the services centers or do it yourself.New customers to the network get the 4G SIM at only UGX 2000 and comes coupled with 1GB data.Notably, one needs to have a 4G handset that does support 4G LTE technologies/network.The telecom firm has also made it easy, as it allows one to swap lines for themselves. Here’s how:Did you know that if you follow these instructions you can swap your Airtel SIM card to 4G LTE all on your own? #LiveThe4GExperience pic.twitter.com/woZ47w5Ha9— Airtel Uganda (@Airtel_Ug) January 22, 2018last_img read more

26 Jul

Apple TV Subscribers Can Expect Adfree Original Shows and Movies This Fall

first_img 3 min read Apple TV+ Subscribers Can Expect Ad-free Original Shows and Movies This Fall On stage at today’s “show time” event, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced Apple TV+, an ad-free subscription home for the company’s new push into original content. With the Apple TV app now extending onto other smart TV platforms while collecting shows and movies from other outlets into Channels, it’s giving people even more of a reason to stick with Apple by adding exclusives you can’t get anywhere else. According to senior VP Eddy Cue, “Apple TV+ will be home to some of the highest quality original storytelling that TV and movie lovers have seen yet.”We’ve heard a lot about its content buying spree over the last year or so, but on stage, execs kicked things off with a video featuring big names like Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Octavia Spencer. Spielberg himself appeared on stage first to talk about Apple TV+ and the stories he wants to tell.Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston showed up to talk about their new project The Morning Show, along with co-star Steve Carell, before Alfre Woodard and Jason Momoa hit the stage to talk about See, a new sci-fi series coming to the service. Kumail Nanjiani was up next, discussing his experiences as an immigrant that will be a part of the series he’s writing with his wife for Apple, Little America.Still, the biggest star in the run is Big Bird, with Sesame Workshop programming coming to Apple TV+ as well. The show is called Helpsters, featuring another Muppet who popped up on stage. Sara Bareilles and JJ Abrams were the last to appear, with Sara dropping in a musical number to mark the end of the celebrity parade before we finally saw a trailer featuring clips from all of Apple’s new shows.At the (not quite) absolute end, we finally got a few bullet points: Apple TV+ is a subscription service with no commercials that will launch in over 100 countries this fall, full of original content from many big names in entertainment. Whenever it launches, all of the new TVs with support for AirPlay will be able to stream its videos, and once they have the Apple TV app it will be home to this service, the new Channels and all of your purchased videos from iTunes. What we don’t know yet is how much it will cost, and in a press release, Apple said that info will come in the fall.Oh wait — one more thing: Oprah. As expected, she will “join forces” with Apple to “serve this moment.”Follow all of the news news from Apple’s March event here! Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. March 25, 2019 Add to Queue Image credit: via Engadget This story originally appeared on Engadget Apple Next Article Register Now » What we don’t know is how much it will all cost. Richard Lawler –shares Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Businesslast_img read more

26 Jul

NextGen WiFi Is Here

first_img Register Now » Next-Gen Wi-Fi Is Here Next Article Add to Queue –shares Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals As if it isn’t hard enough keeping track of all the next-gen Wi-Fi terms (802.11n, draft-n, and so on), you then have to figure out what the heck they mean. In the Wi-Fi space, draft-n is the new, faster, stronger, more reliable form of Wi-Fi. More than 25 percent of the Wi-Fi devices shipped in 2008 supported draft-n, says Edgar Figueroa, executive director of the Wi-Fi Alliance. He points to ABI research that estimates by 2012, 90 percent of all devices will support it.Fortunately, old and new versions can work and play in harmony. So while “there probably won’t be a time when it’ll be absolutely necessary to upgrade,” says Figueroa, “the market is naturally moving toward the best technology.” And next-gen is where it’s at.Draft-n gear can provide significant improvements to your network, including five times the throughput (up to 250 Mbps) and twice the range (up to 200 meters). So if you’re trying to decide if it’s time to upgrade your office to draft-n Wi-Fi, consider these questions:Do you have 15 or more employees using entry-level gear or 40 or more employees using enterprise-level gear?Are you expanding your office size?Does your office setup have hard-to-reach coverage areas–for example, numerous floors or rooms within a building?Do you frequently use real-time or high-bandwidth applications, such as web conferencing, VoIP or streaming HD video?If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it might be time to upgrade. The good thing about draft-n is that it’s backward compatible, meaning it works with previous versions (and vice versa). This allows for an easier, gradual transition. So if you’re not in the financial position to upgrade all your Wi-Fi devices at once–who is really?–you can switch out a few, or even just one, at a time, Figueroa explains. “Yet that device offers benefits to all the old devices already using the network.” Magazine Contributor March 16, 2009 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. It might be time to upgrade, if you answer yes to any of these questions. This story appears in the April 2009 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Lindsay Holloway 2 min read Technologylast_img read more

18 Jul

Study Maternal age body mass index race affect hormone concentrations in pregnancy

first_img Source:https://news.rutgers.edu/research-news/mother%E2%80%99s-age-race-weight-affect-hormone-concentrations-pregnancy-rutgers-study-finds/20190204#.XFh_vBlKi4T Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Feb 5 2019Hormone concentrations during early fetal development — that may affect the child’s development and increase the mother’s risk for breast and ovarian cancer years later — are significantly affected by maternal age, body mass index and race rather than lifestyle, according to a Rutgers study.The findings appear in Maternal and Child Health Journal.The researchers looked at the concentrations of estrogens and testosterone in 548 healthy women in the first trimester of pregnancy in relation to their lifestyle to better understand what drives elevated sex hormones during fetal development.”Hormones in early development play a key role in human health and disease risk. Since we are unable to directly measure hormones in fetuses as they are developing, the next best way is to study the mother’s hormones since they can be transferred to the fetus,” said Emily Barrett, an associate professor at Rutgers School of Public Health and a faculty member at Rutgers Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute.Previous studies have suggested that excess fetal exposure to estrogens and androgens, which are male sex hormones such as testosterone, may play a role in future risk of reproductive cancers and other conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, prostate cancer and semen quality in the infant.In the new study, researchers recruited women during early pregnancy and collected a blood sample to measure hormones. The participants completed questionnaires with items on demographics as well as lifestyle factors, including their alcohol or tobacco use, and stressors in their livesRelated StoriesNew research examines whether effects of alcohol/pregnancy policies vary by raceData collected by ESHRE show rise in use of IVF in infertility treatmentIt is okay for women with lupus to get pregnant with proper care, says new studyMost of the women were white, married, well-educated and had an average age of 31. Less than 5 percent drank alcohol and less than 8 percent smoked. The researchers found that older mothers and women who had previously given birth had lower estrogen and testosterone levels. They also found that heavier women had lower estrogen levels, but higher testosterone levels than leaner women. Confirming results from previous work, they found that black women had higher testosterone levels than women of other races, a difference that may help to explain health disparities in reproductive cancers and other hormone-sensitive diseases.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, black women and white women get breast cancer at about the same rate, but black women die from breast cancer at a higher rate than white women.The study found no variation in maternal hormone concentrations in relation to fetal sex, stressful life events during pregnancy or lifestyle factors such as smoking and alcohol use, suggesting that hormone concentrations were not influenced by maternal behaviors or the gender of the fetus.”Characterizing sex steroid concentrations during pregnancy may yield important insights into the mother’s own future risk of disease as high levels of exposure to estrogen have been shown to increase the risk for breast and ovarian cancer later on,” said Barrett, whose research focuses on prenatal exposure to endocrine disruptors, agents which interfere with the normal activity of hormones in the body.last_img read more