VANCOUVER – Cryptocurrency is a digital currency with no physical form or intrinsic value, but is an increasingly hot commodity as Bitcoin, its most well-known iteration, flirts with a record high.Bitcoin, the self-proclaimed original decentralized digital currency, is hovering around US$8,000 as investors pour into alternative currencies.Many other types of cryptocurrencies exist, including Monero and Litecoin. These digital currencies are decentralized, meaning there is no third-party authority like a bank that oversees activity, and transactions happen directly between two individuals. This offers some benefits, such as lower fees and global use.Cryptocurrencies rely on blockchain technology. The blockchain is a public ledger of the currency’s transactions.Generally speaking, there are two ways to obtain cryptocurrencies: A person can purchase units on an exchange, or they can participate in cryptocurrency mining.Miners secure cryptocurrency networks. They receive new issues of the currency for verifying transactions, which are then recorded on the blockchain.Miners run software that can require special hardware, like asic chips — designed for Bitcoin mining. Their computers solve complicated math problems in exchange for new issues of the currency. A mathematical proof of work, created by trying billions of calculations per second, is required to confirm a Bitcoin transaction. The more puzzles a miner solves, the more cryptocurrency they earn — incentivizing miners to participate and strengthening the overall system.On Bitcoin’s network, the problems become more complex if they are being solved too quickly. As more miners joined the system and the problems grew very difficult, miners started to pool together to do this work.Once purchased or mined, cryptocurrency lives in the individual’s digital wallet and can be used to purchase items online or at local stores that accept the currency.The digital currency’s value is derived from demand. At the time of writing, one Bitcoin was worth roughly $9,800 (it is highly volatile), while Monero has yet to hit four-digit worth.Sources: PwC, Bitcoin, We Use Coins, Litecoin, Moneroread more
4 June 2009Following last year’s record-breaking cereal harvest, the 2009 crop is set to be the second highest documented yield, according to a new United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report released today. Following last year’s record-breaking cereal harvest, the 2009 crop is set to be the second highest documented yield, according to a new United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report released today.The world’s cereals output is predicted to be 2,219 million tons in 2009, almost 3 per cent lower than in 2008, and the growth in consumption to slow to 1.3 per cent in 2009-2010, compared to 4 per cent in the previous period.In its bi-annual “Food Outlook” report, FAO noted that the higher than expected forecast has allowed stocks to be replenished and as a result cushion global food supplies against future market shocks, such as the price hike crisis in 2008.However, the report cautioned that prices remained high in many developing countries, and the loss of employment, income and other effects of the global economic crisis threatened the poor’s access to food.The Rome-based agency’s report also predicted that world trade in 2009-2010 in cereals would fall by 4 per cent on last year, with the contraction mostly felt in wheat imports, which could be slashed by 10 million tons due to higher production in several wheat importing countries.While a drop in prices is expected to save food importing countries as much as $226 billion in 2009 compared to the previous year, the continuing economic downturn could offset much of the benefit, the report warned.FAO voiced concern over the weakening of the United States dollar and the sharp rebound of energy prices, which could exert upward pressure on international food prices.But, “barring major crop setbacks, with world staple food stocks at more comfortable levels than in 2008, the food economy looks less vulnerable to those external developments than it was last year,” the report concluded.In a related development, the head of the UN rural development agency said that “the impact on Africa of the recent food and fuel crisis, and now the unprecedented global economic crisis, has been severe and threatens to undo the continent’s notable economic progress.”The President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Kanayo F. Nwanze, said that by investing in and creating a dynamic smallholder agriculture sector, African Governments can limit the impact of the global financial crisis on poor rural communities.Some 80 million smallholder farms exist in Africa, supplying around 80 per cent of African agricultural production, noted Mr. Nwanze, ahead of the Joint Annual Meeting of Ministers of Finance and Economy of the African Union (AU) and of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on 6-7 June in Cairo. The theme of this year’s meeting, which Mr. Nwanze is attending, is “Enhancing the effectiveness of fiscal policy for domestic resources mobilization.”read more
US services firms expand at slower pace in December on sharp fall in new orders; hiring jumps AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Jan 6, 2014 8:12 am MDT In this Dec. 5, 2013 photo a dish is prepped at the Fig & Olive restaurant in New York. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP,Richard Drew WASHINGTON – U.S. service companies expanded at a steady but slightly slower pace in December as sales dipped and new orders plunged to a four-year low. The report suggests economic growth may remain modest in the coming months.The Institute for Supply Management said Monday that its service-sector index fell to 53 last month, down from 53.9 in November. Any reading above 50 indicates expansion.A measure of new orders plummeted 7 points to 49.4, the first time it has dropped below 50 since July 2009. A gauge of business stockpiles also fell sharply.But a gauge of hiring increased 3.3 points to 55.8, evidence that services firms are adding more jobs.The survey covers businesses that employ 90 per cent of the workforce, including retail, construction, health care and financial services firms.Anthony Nieves, chairman of the ISM’s services survey, said the declines in orders and business stockpiles likely occurred after “a little bit of excess” had built up in anticipation of the winter holidays. He expects the orders index to recover in the coming months.The rise in hiring suggests companies are still “confident enough in the pipeline to add jobs,” he added.Service companies have grown at a modest pace this year. The index briefly rose to an eight-year high of 58.6 in August but then dropped to 54.4 in September. It has averaged 54.7 over the past 12 months.The survey typically tracks growth in consumer spending, which drives 70 per cent of economic growth.Spending by consumers was restrained for most of last year. But Americans have opened their wallets a bit more in recent months. That could push the index higher in 2014.Retail sales posted healthy gains in November and December, according to government figures. The biggest increases were at auto dealers, furniture stores, and at electronics and appliances stores. Those outlets have benefited as Americans have purchases more homes and cars. Online shopping has also grown at a strong pace.However, traditional retailers, such as department stores and clothing stores, haven’t benefited as much. Many were disappointed by this season’s holiday sales.The dip in the services index comes after the ISM said Thursday that its manufacturing index remained near a 2 1/2-year high in November. Measures of new orders and employment grew at a faster pace, pointing to higher output in the coming months.The economy expanded at a 4.1 per cent annual pace in the July-September quarter, buoyed by a big increase in companies’ stockpiles. That was the fastest pace in nearly two years. Growth was likely slower in the October-December quarter because inventory building probably didn’t boost growth by as much.But economists are getting more optimistic about the fourth quarter. Many now expect growth will reach 2.5 per cent to 3 per cent at an annual rate, up from around 2 per cent just a few weeks ago.read more
New tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidance, launched earlier this week by the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to help ensure that countries implementing anti-TB strategy adhere to sound ethical standards to protect the rights of all those affected.“TB strikes some of the world’s poorest people hardest,” said WHO Director-General Margaret Chan in a news release. “WHO is determined to overcome the stigma, discrimination, and other barriers that prevent so many of these people from obtaining the services they so badly need,” she said. World Tuberculosis Day, celebrated on 24 March each year, is an opportunity to raise awareness about the burden of tuberculosis worldwide and the status of prevention and care efforts.This is the second year of a two-year Unite to End TB campaign. WHO is placing a special focus on uniting efforts to ‘Leave No One Behind,’ including actions to address stigma, discrimination, marginalization and overcome barriers to access care.The heaviest burden is carried by communities which already face socio-economic challenges: migrants, refugees, prisoners, ethnic minorities, miners and others working and living in risk-prone settings, and marginalized women, children and older people. With over 118,000 displaced sheltering in Bentiu, the spread of Tuberculosis in South Sudan is still a concern. Photo: IOM The new WHO ethics guidance addresses contentious issues such as, the isolation of contagious patients, the rights of TB patients in prison, discriminatory policies against migrants affected by TB, among others. It emphasizes five key ethical obligations for governments, health workers, care providers, nongovernmental organizations, researchers and other stakeholders to: provide patients with the social support they need to fulfil their responsibilities;refrain from isolating TB patients before exhausting all options to enable treatment adherence and only under very specific conditions;enable “key populations” to access same standard of care offered to other citizens;ensure all health workers operate in a safe environment; and,rapidly share evidence from research to inform national and global TB policy updates.“Only when evidence-based, effective interventions are informed by a sound ethical framework, and respect for human rights, will we be successful in reaching our ambitious goals of ending the TB epidemic and achieving universal health coverage. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aspiration of leaving no one behind is centred on this,” said WHO Global TB Programme Director Mario Raviglione.read more
Pioneer Pump continues to expand its Pioneer Prime range with the launch of two extreme performance pumps – PP3030S24 and PP108C24 – and one high pressure, high-head pump – PP86S20 – each one offering market-leading capabilities, according to the company. With a best efficiency operating point of 30,000 gpm (7,000 m³/hr) at 70 ft head (20 m) and 600 hp (475 kW), the new mass flow 30 in (750mm) PP3030S24 pump offers advanced performances to contractors operating in the water management and dredging industry. Capable of reaching heads of up to 126 ft (38 m), this low head, mass flow pump is described as ideal for applications such as dredging water management, tailing pond dredging, land reclamation, and cooling water intake pumping.Serving the extensive mine and quarry dewatering applications, the new PP108C24 design delivers both greater flows and greater heads than its PP108C18 predecessor, without reducing the available suction lift. Powered by a Cat C27, 750 hp engine, this 10 in (250 mm) x 8 in (200 mm) extreme flow and high head solution, with its 3,750 gpm (850 m³/hr) at 575 ft (175 m) head UltraPrime priming system, is designed to minimise required pumping time without having to resort to multi-stage pumping.Last to be launched is Pioneer’s 8 in x 6 in ductile iron pump with a 20 in standard CA6NM solids-handling impeller, designed to run at a maximum efficiency of 4,250 gpm (965 m³/hr) and a 600 ft (183 m) head whilst still passing a 3 in (76 mm) solid. Ideal for mine dewatering, slurry and wastewater applications, this latest vacuum-assisted, self-priming pump is also available in an optional 27% chrome iron construction, enabling it to carry slurries and abrasive materials with minimal degradation. This keeps maintenance costs to a minimum and the pump’s longevity to a maximum.Paul Skippins, Project Manager at Pioneer Pump for the high flow 30 in pump in Europe, stated: “Our entire philosophy is to design and build these new ranges of pumps in order to surpass our customers’ expectations.” He continues: “Challenges like these keep our company growing and our product range ahead of the competition. These last two years, we have come up with a solution that is technically advanced and economically viable, ensuring that the project runs on time and on budget for our customers.”read more
One of Australia’s key business advisory and productivity agencies to the mining sector, the Resources and Engineering Skills Alliance (RESA) has suggested that Australian mining has lost its cost competiveness in the past decade due to its declining cost position at existing operations combined with capital costs for new projects rising faster than elsewhere.Phil de Courcey, RESA’s Chief Executive Officer said “ranked against competing producers in the thermal coal, coking coal, copper and nickel markets, more than half of Australia’s mines have costs above global averages.In copper and nickel, Australia’s production is now in the most expensive 25% of mines globally, and our iron ore projects are 30% more expensive than the global average based on the capital spend to build a tonne of new capacity.”De Courcey continued “Our skills gaps and labour costs have been key drivers of our deteriorating competitiveness, given that labour is the primary driver of minerals project cost structures.Within this environment, it will be critical to generate serious contributions and data as to the debate needed to resolve these confronting issues as the mining industry is the least progressive and least productive industry in Australia. It is an industry marked by high capital costs, low commodity prices and a high Australian dollar. It has employees with some of the highest wages in the nation but with a less than desirable skill set among many of our employees.So many of these factors contribute to our poor productivity performance and thus have made the Australian mining industry the weakest industry in terms of productivity falling on average 8.1% over the past three years.”De Courcey said it was not too late however to turn the productivity boat around and have it contribute significantly to expected continued growth in Australia’s mining sector long after the current boom in commodity prices and resources investment had peaked. “Mineral exploration expenditure on copper, uranium and iron ore dominate South Australia’s appeal as a major investment destination, accounting for $146m or 34% 0of national copper exploration spend and $33m or almost a quarter at 23% of the national uranium exploration spend. South Australia is also emerging as a major destination for iron ore exploration, attracting the largest share of expenditure for this commodity outside iron ore giant, Western Australia. In the energy sector, we have the opportunity to enhance our productivity profile in when and how we deliver on the new shale oil and gas discoveries in the State’s far northeast.”The main challenges to Australia’s mining productivity were geographically remote locations, engaging regional communities, the on-going need to up skill, attracting more women into the mining workforce, the unknown impacts of global commodity prices, mine development cycles, an ageing mining workforce, attracting & retaining new workers, and a high turnover in technical areas. The solutions lay in high school students being encouraged to be receptive to mining careers, regional families recognising mining’s job and lifestyle options, companies valuing the benefits of upskilling, increasing female employment, planning ahead, and attracting and retaining new workers according to de Courcey.“What we need to avoid is the current situation of mining companies competing with themselves for available labour, particularly because of the current pool of large resources projects being constructed. There needs to be a coordinated approach to the challenges they face.”“There also needs to be investment in ‘training the trainers’ so that we build the capability of the training sector to professionally develop trainers to deliver skills and knowledge to the level required by industry.”read more
DRDGOLD Ltd announced today that it is to acquire from Sibanye Gold Ltd trading as Sibanye-Stillwater (Sibanye-Stillwater) portions of the latter’s West Rand Tailings Retreatment Project (WRTRP) assets – to be known as WRTRP Proprietary Ltd – in exchange for approximately 38% of DRDGOLD’s ordinary share capital, valued at approximately ZAR1.3 billion. In addition, DRDGOLD and Sibanye-Stillwater have entered into an option agreement in terms of which Sibanye-Stillwater will be granted an option to increase its shareholding in DRDGOLD to 50.1% during the 24 months following implementation of the acquisition.DRDGOLD CEO Niël Pretorius says the acquisition and option are moves towards creating “an industry leading surface mining partnership.” For DRDGOLD, he says, the rationale for the acquisition and option includes:– an increase of about 92% in gold reserves from 2.99 Moz to 5.75 Moz (6.81 Moz if currently activetailings storage facilities are included);– the acquisition of surface assets capable of providing cash flows in the short term, with low initial capitalexpenditure, to support future growth and development of the project;– the potential to increase production, revenue and increase DRDGOLD’s reserve base which extendsthe life of mine;– the Regional Tailings Storage Facility (RTSF) large enough to receive most of the tailings of the WestRand providing a competitive advantage in the region;– a reduction in overhead unit costs through increased production;– addressing DRDGOLD’s single asset operating risk;– securing significant long-term growth in a new operating region;– providing strategic positioning for further growth;– providing an opportunity to leverage proven experience to optimally develop the WRTRP; and– in Sibanye-Stillwater, the introduction of a supportive and substantial shareholder with proventransactional capacity and an international footprint, to enhance further corporate development and growth.The assets to comprise WRTRP are:– the decommissioned Driefontein 3 and 5, Kloof 1, Ventersdorp North and South and Libanon dumps;– the currently active Driefontein 1 and 2, Kloof 2 and Leeudoring tailings dams, which are to betransferred once decommissioned;– the currently active Driefontein 4 tailings storage facility;– the Driefontein 2 and 3 surface plants and pilot plant; and– land for future development of the Central Processing Plant and the RTSF.Pretorius says the ultimate goal is to set up infrastructure and a mine plan designed to mine the entire resource. This is expected to take place over two phases. The first phase will be a low-volume, self-sustaining “design and planning phase” aimed at:– leveraging existing infrastructure with relatively low initial capital expenditure to start generatingcash flows in the near term; and– studying the vast amount of research already done, and conducting further test work to verify theideal blend and engineering design for phase two.As part of phase 1, it is planned to upgrade the Driefontein 2 and 3 surface plants to treat between 400,000 and 600,000 tonnes per month (t/mth) from a single source. Phase two, Pretorius says, will involve the development of a central, high-volume processing facility and new deposition site capable of processing at least 1 Mt/mth with a blend of material from different combinations of sources so as to produce a flat, smooth grade profile over life of mine.read more
The Samsung Unpacked: Google Episode, which was originally supposed to take place during CTIA in San Diego last week, took place last night in Hong Kong instead. The purpose of this event was to unveil the latest collaboration between Samsung and Google, due to be the next in the line of Google’s Nexus phones.These phones have historically lead the charge with a new version of the Android operating system, and last night was no different. After what felt like months of speculation, rumors, and leaks, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has finally been announced. Coupled with an unveil of the next iteration of Android, dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich, Google and Samsung took some time to really show off the next of the “Google Experience” Android phone.In this post we’ll look at the Galaxy Nexus hardware, with another post later today covering Android 4.0 specifically.SpecsAs we saw with the leak yesterday, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus devices will have a dual core 1.2 GHz processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. There’s also 32GB of onboard storage and no mention of removable storage anywhere. Considering that the previous Nexus did not support removable storage, I doubt we will see this make a comeback.We also get a 5MP camera capable with zero shutter lag that supports recording video at 1080p. There’s no mention as to whether or not the 1.3MP front facing camera has zero shutter lag, but it should provide a quality experience nonetheless. As expected, the Galaxy Nexus is NFC chip enabled and ready for Google Wallet. And finally, somewhere inside that thin curving body there’s also a 1750MaH battery.Many people view the Nexus One as an evolutionary leap in the way we use smartphones, being the first 1GHz smartphone. Since the Nexus S came out, the device has mostly been white noise against a sea of similar phones. With the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, I feel that Google is pushing the state of the art instead of the state of the market, offering hardware that is superior in nearly every way to other devices currently being offered.Super AMOLED HDSamsung has long since been the best manufacturer of Android displays. Starting with the Galaxy line, the phones have been able to function well in sunlight, provide fantastic contrast and amazing colors. Since then, the screens have improved every couple of months, leading to Super AMOLED HD. The first phone with a 4.65″ 720p (720×1280) HD display offers a better visual experience than most mid to low end laptops and netbooks.Improving on the color depth and visual quality of the screen, you can barely tell where the screen ends and the bezel begins, making the on screen keys provided by Android 4.0 look even more impressive. Samsung claims this display consumes even less power than the previous iterations of Super AMOLED, while providing a truly stunning experience.The sizeable 4.65″ screen sounds daunting, given how large a 4.3″ screen feels in the hand today. Because of the on-screen key system, the 4.65″ is actually stretched longer than current screen designs, making it so the phone feels the same as a 4.3″ phone in your hand. Plus, the phone is much thinner than most 4.3″ phones on the market today, which will make it easier to wrap your hand around as well.LTE and HSPA+One of the loudest rumors, and possibly one of the oldest, was that Verizon Wireless was getting the next Nexus phone. Since the previous two had been available on T-Mobile and AT&T, but never carried in stores until Sprint got the Nexus S 4G, this news excited many.There will, in fact, be an LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus, but there will also be HSPA+ versions for T-Mobile, AT&T, and International versions. It’s unclear whether or not AT&T or T-Mobile will officially carry these phones in stores, but it is likely we’ll see these devices on sale by the end of November. There will not be a version for AT&T’s LTE network at launch, but it is possible that Samsung and Google will re-release the device like they did for Sprint to support the faster network.The addition of Verizon to the lineup of carriers is expected to drastically increase the sales of a line of phones that had really just been hardcore Android fans in the past. Increased adoption of this device could likely mean that other OEM’s will begin to shift their designs to be more like the Galaxy Nexus. We know that the LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus will be imperceptibly thicker to support the LTE radio, but otherwise the devices are expected to be identical.Final ThoughtsThe Samsung Galaxy Nexus is an impressive offering. Coupled with Android 4.0, this phone will do a good job bringing about the next wave of Android phones. While I eagerly await a hands on with this phone, this presentation did not fail to wow the audience. Looking across the social networks, the Galaxy Nexus has managed to do what the iPhone 4S didn’t: live up to the hype.read more
‘Project Resistance’ Trailer Shows New Multiplayer ‘Resident Evil’‘Teppen’ Is Capcom vs. Card Games If you have not finished Resident Evil 7, then please stop reading now. Capcom has extinguished a fan-theory concerning the game’s ending. If you don’t want that spoiled, then turn away now. For those who have finished, continue reading as this is one of the more interesting Resident Evil 7 conspiracy theories out there.At the game’s conclusion, a character who identifies himself as “Redfield” appears. Chris Redfield has starred in a number of Resident Evil titles. Though he has undergone cosmetic changes over the years, he has always been easily identifiable. However, this version of Chris Redfield looks completely different than any past iteration. His appearance is so radically different that some have theorized that perhaps it wasn’t Chris Redfield at all, but another character: Hunk.The video above was posted on January 24 of this year, meaning that this theory has been around since the game’s launch. Just on pure appearance alone, it is easy to understand why some fans would believe the man in Resident Evil 7 could be Hunk. However, a month later, Capcom confirmed that this character was in fact Chris Redfield, who is getting his own story DLC soon.Chris Redfield returns in the free “Not A Hero” DLC for #RE7 this Spring. Who or what is he chasing? Find out soon in this separate story. pic.twitter.com/vYQhSkfyVT— Resident Evil (@RE_Games) February 24, 2017So why doesn’t Redfield look the way he does in Resident Evil 5 and 6? According to RE7 director Koshi Nakanishi (as translated by Kotaku), the devs were going for a more photo-realistic look. Unfortunately, the current Chris Redfield model was anything but realistic. To get a more life-like Chris Redfield, the team used Tokyo-based New Zealander Geordie Dandy as the model for the character.バイオ7のクリスのフェイスモデルさん。名前はジョルディ(ジョーディー)・ダンディさん。35歳。ニュージーランド国籍・東京都在住のモデルさんで日本語も少し話せるらしい pic.twitter.com/p9espCPIeR— かぜまる@Not A Gorilla (@kazemarunba) March 16, 2017Truth be told, the current version of Chris Redfield is actually more in line with the way he looked in the live-action cinematics of the first game. These two versions aren’t one hundred percent identical, but they’re close. I personally miss the big hulking Redfield of the recent games, but the current version does fit the aesthetic of Resident Evil 7 better.This fan theory has been put to bed. But who knows, perhaps Capcom will decide to toss Hunk into the upcoming Resident Evil 7 DLC. If he does, don’t be surprised if he looks different too. Be prepared for a whole new round of conspiracy theories if that’s the case.View as: One Page Slides1. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter BookBuy Me Now2. Resident Evil Arcade Block Key ReplicasBuy Me Now3. Umbrella Corp Unisex Jacket HoodieBuy Me Now4. T-Virus and Anti-Virus Prop ReplicaBuy Me Now5. The Nemesis Action FigureBuy Me Now Stay on targetread more
Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Kurt Angle: John Cena Is The GOAT Pinterest WhatsApp Kurt Angle on his return to the ringWWE Hall of Famer and RAW GM Kurt Angle shared a tweet early this morning commenting on his return to the ring last night at WWE TLC in Minneapolis.It was also noted by Angle that in addition to last night being his first match in WWE in 11 years, it was also the same night 17 years ago when he won his first WWE Championship.Thank you WWE Universe for a memorable night. #TLC #TheShield— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) October 23, 2017Discussion on WWE TLC PPVHere is a clip from last night’s Wrestleview Live where I discuss Angle’s return to the ring with Mike Tedesco and feeling a bit nervous about his bumps. Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Kurt Angle Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Twitter Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipKurt Angle Shares Message In Support Of Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:43/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:42 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Ronda Rousey To Make WWE Debut At WrestleMania Videos Articles Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Roman Reigns Kurt Angle Shares Message In Support Of Roman Reigns Kurt Angle Will Retire After WrestleMania Now Playing Up Next Google+ Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Nextread more
Food Network magazine, the first joint venture between Hearst and Scripps, has seen similar success. That title has gone through seven rate base increases, now at 1.45 million from a launch rate base of 400,000. That title also launched with two test issues and quickly scaled to 900,000 after those tests.The jump for HGTV is a good sign for the brand, at least in terms of its survivability alongside the rest of Hearst’s magazines. “Magazines with 300,000 units of circulation aren’t optimal for us—we’re really looking for 700,000 at the low end and 4 million at the high end, we need a passionate audience of scale,” said John Loughlin, executive vice president and general manager for Hearst Magazines, in an article for Audience Development magazine examining the relationship between magazine brands and their TV show counterparts. HGTV Magazine, published by Hearst in a partnership with Scripps Networks’ HGTV, is following in the footsteps of its big sister title, Food Network, by dramatically increasing its rate base in the next year. The magazine will jump to 700,000 with the January/February 2013 issue, then 800,000 in July. In all, HGTV will have increased its rate base 78 percent.The increase comes only 8 months after a test issue of the magazine first appeared on newsstands last October with a rate base of 450,000. “With the strength of the HGTV brand behind us, we have created a new kind of magazine, home/lifestyle, that is resonating deeply with readers and is building incredible momentum in the marketplace,” says HGTV chief revenue officer/publisher Dan Fuchs in a statement.In the fourth quarter of 2011, the magazine tested two issues, then debuted with the first official issue in June/July. Three more issues are planned for 2012. The first test issue blew through its distribution and Hearst did another press run of 135,000 more copies.read more
A man was brutally killed and his body was burnt by unknown assailants late on Wednesday at Wanaparthy. The villagers of Kanimetta of Kothakota Mandal found the burnt body on the National Highway on Thursday morning and informed the police. The police reached the spot and examined the area. They registered a case and took up an investigation. The body is yet to be identified. In a similar case, a partially burnt body of a 38-year-old man was found near Moosapet. The deceased was identified as Jonnada Srinivas, a resident of Radhakrishna Nagar in Borabanda. Locals found the body at a dump yard and informed the police.
Warangal: The five-day Smart India Hackathon 2019 (SIH2019), Hardware Edition, got underway in SR Engineering College (SREC) along with other nodal centres IIT Delhi, IISER+NCL, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Indore, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Mumbai, NIT Trichy and others simultaneously on Monday with Union Human Resource Development Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal and AICTE Chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe launching the programme through web cast. Also Read – TSBB, NGC promotes eco-friendly Ganeshas Advertise With Us Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal said that this is the third consecutive year of Smart India Hackathon, touted as World’s Largest Open Hackathon in which around two lakh students have participated from all over the country. It may be recalled here that first part of Smart India Hackathon 2019, Software Edition, was held from March 2 to 3 this year. Anil Sahasrabudhe said that there are more than 1.2 lakh students from 2,235 colleges participated in SIH2019. The students sent their entries for 198 problem statements, submitted by more than 40 industries and nine Central Government Ministries. Also Read – CM KCR praises PRO for his books on Telangana Advertise With Us The teams participated in the Hackathon will provide innovative hardware solutions for 124 problems said, SREC Principal Dr V Mahesh said. SR group of Institutions Chairman A Varada Reddy said that Hackathon would bring out ‘Out-of-the-Box Thinking’ ideas from students. It would augur well for the students planning for start-ups. There are eight teams participating from Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh that likely to solve problems pertaining to Agriculture, Waste Management, Clean Water, Renewable Energy, Healthcare & Biomedical Devices, Smart Vehicles, Robotics and Drones, Smart Communication, Sustainable Environment, Smart Textile and Smart Cities areas. It’s heartening to note that the girls’ participation is more compared to boys. Cash prizes of Rs 50,000, Rs 75,000 and Rs 1 lakh will be awarded to winners, SREC CEO Sreedevi Devireddy said. Dean- International Relations & Alumni Affairs, NIT Warangal, Dr KV Jayakumar, Director Dr CV Guru Rao and MHRD Innovation Cell Ankush were among others present.read more
New Delhi, July 31: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ‘desi’ cabinet, with three Indian-origin leaders in his top ministerial team, is a profound testament of the impact of the Indian diaspora in the UK, British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith said on Thursday. Johnson has appointed Priti Patel as Home Secretary, Alok Sharma as International Development Secretary and Rishi Sunak as Chief Secretary to the Treasury. Also Read – Leading 22-year-old Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong arrested Advertise With Us The Cabinet also includes Pakistani-origin Sajid Javid in the top job of Chancellor. “The ‘desi’ cabinet is a testament to just how diverse the UK is, and also what an impact the Indian diaspora makes in the UK. It is fantastic profile of the current state of UK,” Asquith said at a media briefing. To a question on Britain’s new immigration policy under the new government, which is to leave the European Union by October 31, he said that Johnson has made it clear that the UK should “attract the best of brains”. Also Read – US states declare emergency over hurricane Dorian Advertise With Us Asquith said that Johnson “has made clear that he is a profound supporter of making sure Britain attracts the best of brains”, and his government will “overlook the whole immigration process”. He added that Priti Patel “has made clear that once we leave the EU, we will not favour geographical barriers and it will be open to all, on the basis of merit”. Advertise With Us Johnson has announced to explore an “Australian style points-based system” as part of “a radical rewriting” of the immigration system. Both Johnson and Patel support “economic” migration and don’t support giving priority to EU migrants – which could be beneficial for skilled Indians, including students who go to the UK to study. The Prime Minister has instructed the Migration Advisory Committee, a panel of academics and economists who advise the government on migration policy, to re-design the UK’s post-Brexit immigration system. Patel has also announced that priority would be given to “those with the highest skills and the greatest talents – to attract those who add the most to our economy”.read more
Julián Aguilar / The Texas TribuneDACA supporters held a press conference in front of the Texas Attorney General’s Office in Austin on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, after the Trump administration announced the program was ending.Just 1 in 5 Americans want to deport young immigrants brought to the United States as children and now here illegally, the focus of a politically fraught debate between the White House and Congress.Americans also have largely negative opinions about President Trump’s signature immigration pledge to build a wall along the entire U.S.-Mexico border, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Just under half — 49 percent — oppose construction while 32 percent support it.On Sunday, Trump told lawmakers his hardline immigration priorities, including the wall, must be approved if he is to go along with protecting the young immigrants from deportation.About 800,000 young immigrants had been given a deportation reprieve under President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA, until Trump ended the program last month. He’s given Congress six months to act.Houston Public MediaAbout 60 percent of Americans favor allowing those young immigrants, commonly referred as “Dreamers,” to stay in the U.S. legally, compared to 22 percent who are opposed. Just 19 percent of respondents say all these childhood arrivals should be deported.Sixty-eight percent of Hispanics, 61 percent of blacks and 57 percent of whites favor extending protections. Eight in 10 Democrats favor allowing the young immigrants to stay legally. So do more than 4 in 10 Republicans.“For the ones who are already here, there should be a way for them to stay because it wasn’t their fault,” said Nik Catello, a 57-year-old independent film producer from Orange County, California. “But you have to give them a path to citizenship.”Showing sympathy for the young immigrants does not always translate into softer views on immigration. Catello, for example, favors the construction of a wall along the Mexican border.Among those who favor a border wall, 38 percent also favor allowing “Dreamers” to stay.“What you see is growing support within the voters overall in giving Dreamers a path to citizenship,” said Todd Schulte, president of FWD.us, an immigration advocacy group founded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. “Giving Dreamers the ability to earn citizenship is the most popular bipartisan, not just immigration, issue, the single most united issue in the country.”When Trump ordered the phase-out of the DACA program last month, he gave 150,000 young immigrants the chance to quickly renew permits that are to expire before March 5. Officials say that more than 35,000 didn’t make his Oct. 5 deadline. And many others will see their status begin expiring after March 5, unless Congress acts before then.Trump suggested at the time that he was eager for a deal to settle the matter, telling reporters, “I have a love for these people and hopefully now Congress will be able to help them and do it properly.” He also tweeted that if Congress was unwilling to find a fix, he would “revisit this issue!” in six months.Joe Brueggeman | Houston Public MediaHouston dreamers protest against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton who was visiting Houston on August 8th, 2017.Trump had previously said he wanted a DACA deal to include significant money for border security and eventual funding for the wall. But the priorities released by the White House this week went far beyond that.The White House’s demands include limiting green cards to spouses and minor children of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, hiring 10,000 more immigration enforcement officers and making it easier to deport unaccompanied children. The White House says the measures are to soften the impact on the U.S. caused by granting benefits to DACA recipients.Carolyn Kurtz, a 62-year-old retired engineer from Monument City, Colorado, who wants protections for young immigrants, said Trump hasn’t done “the research necessary” on immigration.“Do I believe that immigration should be more carefully monitored and maybe limited? Yes. But the way he wants to go about it is not the way to do it,” Kurtz said. She called the president’s stance “very close-minded.”Two-thirds of Americans — 64 percent — say they disapprove of Trump’s handling of immigration, and a similar percentage — 65 percent — say the same of his handling of foreign policy. Both of those are similar to Trump’s overall approval rating.The poll also revealed more Americans favor than oppose another aspect of Trump’s immigration policy — his latest travel ban. Forty-four percent favor it compared to 37 percent who say they are against the new rules.In September, the administration announced the most recent restrictions which affect citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen — and some Venezuelan government officials and their families. They are to go into effect Oct. 18. It was the administration’s third try at limiting travel after a broader ban sparked chaos in January and was challenged in courts across the country.The AP-NORC poll of 1,150 adults was conducted Sept. 28-Oct. 2 using a sample drawn from NORC’s probability-based AmeriSpeak panel, which is designed to be representative of the U.S. population. The margin of sampling error for all respondents is plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.Respondents were first selected randomly using address-based sampling methods, and later interviewed online or by phone.___Gomez Licon reported from Miami. Follow Gomez Licon and Swanson on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/agomezlicon and http://www.twitter.com/EL_Swan___Online:AP-NORC Center: http://www.apnorc.org/ Shareread more
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Most Astros fans couldn’t watch the team’s World Series clinching, Game 7 win over the Dodgers in person, but they packed Minute Maid Park to watch it on the jumbotron, and their reaction when Houston secured the series winning final out was as insane as it would have been if they were watching it live.It’s weird watching a stadium full of people go crazy when there aren’t any players on the field, but when your team wins its first World Series, it doesn’t really matter.RT Cut4: Minute Maid Park was TURNT.(?: ordunobebo/IG) pic.twitter.com/JoJz9FkNZT— LiveSports (@livesportschan) November 2, 2017 The crowd inside Minute Maid Park is going WILD and we LOVE it! #EarnHistory #WorldSeries https://t.co/b5S4qEd7fW pic.twitter.com/IAgr4Y7jnp— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) November 2, 2017 Reaction from Minute Maid Park? (via @JeromeSolomon) pic.twitter.com/wAxjJ3kZ8h— Daily Dingers (@BCNDailyDingers) November 2, 2017read more
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era in Indian shooting The future is in extremely safe hands &am confident that the young athletes have the ingredients to take them to the very top of the Olympic podium Congratulations to all — Abhinav Bindra OLY (@Abhinav_Bindra) March 11 2018 The Beijing Olympics 10m air rifle gold medallist also had words of appreciation for the coaches and support staff of the shooting contingent "Also a special mention for all the Junior Team Coaches and support staff who have worked tirelessly away from the spotlight and bright lights to lay a strong foundation which has resulted in all the medals They must be empowered to further their work" Bindra wrote Gangneung: Dutch skater Jorien ter Mors bounced back spectacularly from an injury-plagued season by claiming a gold medal in the Olympic women’s 1000 meters at the Gangneung Oval on Wednesday The 28-year-old set an Olympic record of one minute 1356 seconds to finish ahead of world record holder Nao Kodaira of Japan whose compatriot Miho Takagi took the bronze medal Jorien ter Mors Nao Kodaira and Miho Takagi during the victory ceremony Reuters Ter Mors who won gold in the 1500m at Sochi four years ago did not defend that title in South Korea after failing to qualify in the distance due to a persistent knee injury She showed no signs of any lingering after-effects as she zoomed around the track in the shorter race to shave 027 seconds off the Olympic record and set the fastest time recorded at sea level “I am really happy to win again a gold medal here This is a different one but a really special one too” she told reporters “It’s really nice after having a hard time in the Olympic qualifiers for Holland to get back at this level and win a medal It’s really great” The victory means Ter Mors has topped the podium in all three Olympic events she has taken part in including the 1500 and team pursuit in Sochi She will also race in the 500m in South Korea Dutch skaters have topped the podium in all five speed skating events held so far and they increased their tally to nine medals from an available 15 The Dutch claimed 23 of 36 medals at the Sochi Games and their dominance only seems to increase with each race in South Korea Kodaira who came into the race as the heavy favorite after winning three of four World Cup events last year that included breaking the world record will be disappointed by her second-placed finish But the two medals claimed by the Japanese skaters including a second of the Games for Takagi after her silver in the 1500 proved why the country is tipped to become a future speed skating powerhouse “We still know the Dutch skaters are stronger than us but we are coming” Kodaira said speaking through an interpreter “We still have room to improve and we can challenge them” Johan de Wit the Dutch trainer working with Japan who has draw a large part of the credit for the team’s marked improvement over the past few years said his skaters were not done leaving their mark “I am very happy with the result 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