About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth boss Howe delighted with Fraser formby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe is delighted with the form of Ryan Fraser.The Scotland international has been a regular presence under Howe this season and is level with Eden Hazard for most assists in the Premier League this season with nine.”He’s done so well this [season], he’s been a regular goal creator, goal scorer and his set-piece delivery has been excellent, which was evident on Wednesday,” Howe said.”Two lovely free-kicks, one floated and one whipped, with two goals coming from that. So really pleased.”I’m not surprised [by his performances]. His technical ability is so high; he’s got two lovely feet and a very good football brain.”It was more a case of wanting him to show everybody what he can do on a consistent basis and he’s started to do it this [season].”
Chelsea manager Lampard: Hudson-Odoi, James not ready for returnby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard says Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James need more time in the U23s.The teenage duo are expected to be utilised in Lampard’s first-team squad after returning to action with the U23 side last week.But Lampard wants to see them gain more fitness before returning to be considered for selection.”They are fit but not match fit,” said Lampard ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Valencia. “Callum is getting extra work in and with Reece, he played in the Under-23s and they may need another game in the Under-23s in them before they are ready for action. N’Golo similarly. “Although not to play in Under-23s, he will have more training to do just because the injury has been bothering him.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth to reward Ramsdale with bumper contractby Ansser Sadiq17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth are set to award goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale with a new contract.According to TEAMtalk, the England under-21 international is set to get a new deal that will double his wages.Ramsdale has starred in the Premier League for the Cherries, playing all eight clashes for Eddie Howe’s team.The youngster has beaten out the likes of Asmir Begovic and Artur Boruc for the starting spot.And it appears that his wages will reflect his current status in the squad a little more, if he decides to sign the renewal.
YouTubeThe Jameis Winston crab legs story was one of the craziest of the year in college football, and based on a clip from ESPN’s “Draft Academy,” we may not have had the whole story after all. On the “Combine” episode of ESPN’s series, while going through interview practice with Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, Winston went into detail about the crab legs incident, explaining that a Publix employee had “hooked him up” with the free food before someone else called security on him.This certainly changes the story, and seems like it could be an NCAA issue, especially if this is a common occurence. We’ll continue to update on this new development as more unfolds.
zoomIllustration; Source: Pexels Greek ship owner and operator Euroseas has secured a charter contract for its 5,600 TEU container vessel, the Akinada Bridge.Built in 2001, the ship would be deployed on the charter for a minimum of ten and maximum of thirteen months at a daily rate of USD 16,500.Euroseas said that the charter would commence upon completion of the vessel’s special survey and drydocking and the installation of a ballast water treatment plant at a total cost of about USD 2.5 million.The company added that it expects to fully recover the above-mentioned cost over the duration of the charter and to finance it via a loan from an entity affiliated with the company’s CEO.“The strength of the intermediate size containership market has provided us with an opportunity to charter our only non-feeder vessel at rates that justified the investment required to complete the fourth special survey of the vessel and installation of a BWT plant. After the completion of the announced charter, we expect to have the vessel available for employment until its fifth special survey due date, i.e. for four additional years, with minimal incremental investment required beyond its operating cost,” Aristides Pittas, Chairman and CEO of Euroseas, said.“We are cautiously optimistic about the prospects of the containership market across all segments as fleet growth over the next couple of years is expected to be low by recent trends.”
After the offseason from hell, the Ohio State football team could enter a phase the program not seen in Columbus in a long time. Because of the recent dominance of OSU football over the last decade, these four words have been seemingly absent from the central Ohio vernacular: It’s a rebuilding year. Tuesday, quarterback Terrelle Pryor announced that he would not be returning to OSU for his senior season. Pryor had a 31-4 record as a starter at OSU, second most wins by a quarterback at OSU, behind Art Schlichter. Pryor passed for a career total of 6,177 yards, ran for 2,164 yards and was responsible for 74 touchdowns. That is 444 points of offense, driving away in a Nissan 350Z. Who is going to step up as Pryor’s replacement? Eventually it will be Braxton Miller, a true freshman from Huber Heights, Ohio. For now, Miller is an unrefined passer, a threat on the ground and 100 percent unproven. When Pryor announced his departure through his attorney on Tuesday, almost immediately, “Braxton Miller” was trending on Twitter in Columbus. It is evident that Buckeye fans are ready for the next chapter, but unfortunately for them, the storybook ending is a long way off. Miller was shaky at best in the jersey scrimmage that replaced the Spring Game this year, and got most of his production against the second-team defense. While he has the athletic ability to succeed, Miller has yet to take a snap in front of an opposing defense at the collegiate level. On top of being without Pryor, the 2011 squad will be without running back Dan Herron for the first five games of the season. Herron led the team in rushing in 2010 with 1,155 yards and 16 touchdowns. The Scarlet and Gray will also be without DeVier Posey for the first five games of the 2011 season. Posey was the Buckeyes’ second-leading receiver, 100 yards behind team leader Dane Sanzenbacher, who had 948 receiving yards. OSU will also be without offensive lineman Mike Adams and defensive end Solomon Thomas for the first five games of the upcoming season. Linebacker Jordan Whiting earned a one-game suspension. In those five games, OSU will play at Miami (Fla.) and at home against Michigan State. These are two teams that could be difficult to beat without a productive offense. These deficiencies don’t even include a young squad that has to replace seven starters on the defensive side of the ball, two starters on the interior offensive line and the lack of experience at wide receiver. If that’s not enough to scream rebuilding year, what is? Former head coach Jim Tressel resigned from his position on Memorial Day, following conversations with athletic director Gene Smith. Tressel said it was “in the best interest of Ohio State” that he resign from his position. Tressel amassed a 106-22 record while at OSU. He went 9-1 against Michigan. He won a National Championship in 2002. And he is gone. OSU announced it would not be pursuing any other coaches until the conclusion of the 2011 season. The fate of the 2011 Buckeyes lies with interim head coach Luke Fickell. Fickell has never had a head-coaching job. Fickell is the team’s former assistant head coach, co-defensive coordinator and linebacker coach. No offense to Fickell, but with names like Urban Meyer, Bo Pelini, Jon Gruden and Mark Dantonio being thrown into the mix for 2012, his coaching experience is coming into question. The reality of the situation is that the Buckeyes are not a top-10 team. OSU is not going to breeze its way through the regular season. And in the first year the Big Ten has planned an official Big Ten Championship Game, OSU can count itself out of the Dec. 3 affair.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Feb 2015 – Thwarting bribes was the focus of a two day workshop held recently at Blue Haven resort and hosted by the UK Ministry of Justice. Some thirty actors from the TCI private and public sector were a part of the sessions where Roderick Maccauley and Peter Monday of the UK, led the sessions which dealt with international perspectives on bribery, how to enforce anti-bribery legislation, a review of the UK’s Bribery Act 2010 and Corporate liability and incentives. The governor was on hand, and welcomed the delegates for the workshop, which was the second to be held in a Caribbean UK Overseas Territory; the first was delivered in Bermuda. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:bribes, ministry of justice, peter monday, Roderick Maccauley
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Sept 2015 (by Shorrell Dames @magneticmedia1) – The Ministry of Education is making a teachers’ training investment, which is expected to benefit schools in the country. Seventeen individuals have been selected to participate in the Caribbean Vocational Qualification program. The National Training Agency from Trinidad commenced training on August 24th and will run until September 11th.Permanent Secretary, Cherylann Jones says, “the introduction of the CVQ program intends to strengthen technical and vocational education in TCI.” The CVQ training, which is to be held at the Airport Inn Hotel in Provo, includes food preparation, construction, data operations, customer services, and early childhood education. Earthquake hits again in Trinidad while TCI Cabinet agrees with GPS Station in Capital Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:caribbean vocational qualification, cherylann jones, cvq, trinidad Recommended for you Digicel T&T Donates Supplies to Anguilla and British Virgin Islands TCI Finance team in Trinidad on ‘Road Show’
Email Twitter Cher Readies ABBA Cover Album cher-readies-abba-cover-album-following-mamma-mia-sequel Cher Readies ABBA Cover Album Following ‘Mamma Mia’ Sequel News The GRAMMY-winning sensation is already planning to reprise her role in the musical sequel Renée FabianGRAMMYs Jul 17, 2018 – 2:43 pm What could possibly be more exciting than Cher playing a role in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again? An album full of the GRAMMY winner covering ABBA songs, that’s what.During an episode of the “Today Show,” Cher not only spoke about her role in the film sequel, but she also dropped a big hint that she had recorded an entire cover album of the Swedish band’s biggest hits. Apparently recording her song in the Mamma Mia musical extravaganza was so much fun, the “Dancing Queen” needed a little more disco in her life. “After I did ‘Fernando,’ I thought it would really be fun to do an album of ABBA songs, so I did!” she said in the segment. “It’s not what you think of when you think ABBA, ’cause I did it in a different way.”In Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Cher plays Ruby Sheridan, grandmother to Sophie (Amanda Syfried) and mother to Donna (Meryl Streep). As Sophie spends the film looking into her mother’s storied past during her own pregnancy, Cher’s character waltzes into the party where she and Andy Garcia drop an unforgettable rendition of “Fernando.”While it’s unclear when Cher might release her ABBA masterpiece, you can catch her on the big screen while Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is in theaters, starting July 20.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Facebook
BSE closes points 245.27 up on Dec 193.4K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 245.27 up on Dec 193.4K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, Dec 19 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 245.27 points up to stand at 27,371.84. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 65.90 points up to stand at 8,225.20. NCC and GUJARAT GAS CO.LTD.were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 10.60% and 10.54% along with JSW ENERGY and ATUL with an increase of 9.55% and 8.62% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Vakrangee Ltd. and IIFL with a decrease 19.14% and 8.45% along with POLARIS and TORNT POWER with a decrease of 6.77% and 6.70% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 23.33 points at 18,366.56 while the banking sector is down 159.61 points at 21,146.99 and the reality sector is down 11.86 points at 1,498.95. The Indian currency is down 0.11% at Rs 63.18 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, Dec 19 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 245.27 points up to stand at 27,371.84. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 65.90 points up to stand at 8,225.20. NCC and GUJARAT GAS CO.LTD.were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 10.60% and 10.54% along with JSW ENERGY and ATUL with an increase of 9.55% and 8.62% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Vakrangee Ltd. and IIFL with a decrease 19.14% and 8.45% along with POLARIS and TORNT POWER with a decrease of 6.77% and 6.70% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 23.33 points at 18,366.56 while the banking sector is down 159.61 points at 21,146.99 and the reality sector is down 11.86 points at 1,498.95. The Indian currency is down 0.11% at Rs 63.18 per dollar.
With the entry of new low-cost carriers Vistara and AirAsia, the domestic aviation landscape has undergone a sea change, resulting in increased competition to Jet Airways and SpiceJet.However, Jet Airways is likely benefit more from the changing business picture in domestic aviation compared to budget carrier SpiceJet.Although Jet Airways has seen some pressure in the domestic market due to new entrants, it witnessed an increase in traffic for international routes. Currently, low-cost airlines occupy 63% share in the local market, The Economic Times reported.On the other hand, SpiceJet, which is facing a stiff competition from other budget carriers, has witnessed a decline in market share to 9.4% in the March quarter compared to 19% in April-June quarter 2014.Debt-ridden budget carrier SpiceJet has turned profitable for the first time in seven quarters posting a profit of ₹22.5 crore in the March quarter. But analysts said the turnaround is mainly because of cost cuts and not due to increase in traffic.SpiceJet, India’s fourth-largest airlines by market share, has also cut the fleet size to 35 from 53 earlier. The low-cost airlines currently operates 20 Boeing 737s and 15 Bombardier Q400 turbo prop planes.However, the scenario is quite different for India’s second largest airlines Jet Airways, which sees over 55% of its overall revenues from the international routes. Also, Jet Airways faces less competition in the international segment.Jet Airways accounted for 40% of ‘outbound and inbound traffic to and from India’ during the 11 months ending February 2015. Its market share also increased to 13% in 2013-14 compared to 1% in 2003-04.Experts say that Jet Airways can also use its partnership with Etihad Airways to make Abu Dhabi as India’s offshore hub by rising its global footprint.Besides, Jet Airways’s international traffic is likely to gain from the restrictions laid out by the government on the new carriers, Vistara and AirAsia.Jet Airways has reduced its losses to half and increased its revenues by 11.2% in the past two fiscal years.
×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 Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 “If headsets 2.0 do as well as they’re projected to do or even come close, there are going to be enough viewers and customers, effectively, to inspire third-party financiers to jump in,” says Felix & Paul’s chief content officer Ryan Horrigan. “And if markets continue to grow, I think the budgets will get to a significant place.” Although he can’t comment on specifics, he says, “We’re getting close to cable television drama cost-per-minute.”According to Horrigan, the business plan Felix & Paul is crafting is akin to those employed in the indie film world, which combine minority equity investments with foreign sales, tax credits and international co-productions. It works particularly well for Felix & Paul, which, because it is based in Montreal, can take advantage of Canada’s wealth of government tax incentives, as well as co-production treaties with close to 60 countries.As with its counterparts in the traditional film and TV business, Felix & Paul can also use windowing — selling its projects sequentially to different platforms in a variety of regions.The first window rights have typically gone to the VR platforms underwriting the content, such as Oculus, owned by Facebook, but there are a growing number of potential buyers around the world that could help bolster the balance sheet.“It ranges from specific location-based venues that need content — that’s a No. 1 evolving market — to more traditional streaming distribution,” says Bryan Besser, co-founder of the talent agency Verve and a partner and an investor in Felix & Paul Studios. “There is a very large market for 2D 360 video, which can be viewed on mobile, tablet, laptop and desktop, so you don’t have to own a headset to experience it.”(Pictured above: Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show) Popular on Variety Until now, the bulk of the financing for Felix & Paul Studios’ projects has come from Oculus and other companies with virtual reality platforms, including Samsung and Google. This is not corporate altruism; the moves are intended to address the classic chicken-and-egg dilemma faced by purveyors of new media technology: you can’t sell the hardware if there isn’t enough content to play on it, and you can’t finance the content if only a few own the hardware.While sales for the first generation of consumer virtual reality headsets were underwhelming, a new batch of better, cheaper models, similar to the upcoming Oculus Go, which is wireless and self-contained, have the potential to transform the VR industry and, in turn, the business models used by companies such as Felix & Paul.
More information: © 2010 PhysOrg.com The details of the project were announced at the 2011 Symposium on VLSI Circuits event, which took place at June 15th. Since the system does not require a battery, it has the capability of being used to create an ultra-small sensor node that could be used in a variety of applications and send data to a smart phone that is within a distance of one meter. The system could also be used with any Bluetooth- compatible device in range. This is possible because the system reduces the use of power from several tens of milliwatts to several microwatts, which represents a significant decrease in power. In order to achieve that Renesas created a module that is equipped with an LC resonant circuit. The circuit allows the system to absorb radio waves through LC resonance. The harvesting occurs at a rate of about 10μW from environmental radio waves. The radio waves can then be used to transmit the signal to mobile devices, allowing them to interpret the device as the sensor node sending “0” signals when it is on and “1” signals when the device is not transmitting. While there is little to no information on when the device will be available to the consumer market. Though the company expects that it will be within the next two to three years. via TechOn Explore further Radio Waves: Alternative Power Source Citation: Renesas creates a near-field wireless communication with no battery use (2011, June 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-06-renesas-near-field-wireless-battery.html (PhysOrg.com) — Renesas Electronics Corp has announced the development of a near-field wireless communication technology that can transmit data to Bluetooth- and wireless LAN-compatible devices without the use of a battery. The system instead makes use of the electricity generated by environmental radio waves. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
More information: Turtle embryos move to optimal thermal environments within the egg, Published 12 June 2013 doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2013.0337AbstractA recent study demonstrated that the embryos of soft-shelled turtles can reposition themselves within their eggs to exploit locally warm conditions. In this paper, we ask whether turtle embryos actively seek out optimal thermal environments for their development, as do post-hatching individuals. Specifically, (i) do reptile embryos move away from dangerously high temperatures as well as towards warm temperatures? and (ii) is such embryonic movement due to active thermoregulation, or (more simply) to passive embryonic repositioning caused by local heat-induced changes in viscosity of fluids within the egg? Our experiments with an emydid turtle (Chinemys reevesii) show that embryos avoid dangerously high temperatures by moving to cooler regions of the egg. The repositioning of embryos is an active rather than passive process: live embryos move towards a heat source, whereas dead ones do not. Overall, our results suggest that behavioural thermoregulation by turtle embryos is genuinely analogous to the thermoregulatory behaviour exhibited by post-hatching ectotherms. Explore further (Phys.org) —A team of researchers working in China has proven that the three-keeled pond turtle embryo is capable of moving itself towards or away from a heat source in order to warm itself or cool down. In their paper published in the journal Biology Letters, the team describes how they subjected turtle embryos to various heat scenarios while monitoring their movements inside their shells to show that the turtles were directing their own actions while still inside their eggs. © 2013 Phys.org Turtle embryos move to bask in the sun The position of embryonic Chinese pond turtles (C. reevesii) inside eggs, as shown by candling. The arrow indicates the site that we used to score embryonic position within the egg: the point where the neck joins the carapace. Credit: Biology Letters, Published 12 June 2013 doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2013.0337 Turtles, as most are aware, are cold-blooded animals. They regulate their body temperature by moving themselves to warmer or cooler places. In this new study, the researchers found the same ability applies to turtles while still in their shell.Biologists have known since 2011 that at least some turtle embryos move about in their shell in response to external heat sources. Another team in China had discovered this ability and had published a paper describing their results. What that team wasn’t able to say for sure, though, was whether the turtle embryos were moving themselves or if fluids within the shell were causing the movement. In this new effort, the research team sought to find the answer to that question.The team set 125 turtle eggs (in groups of five) in incubators set at 26 °C. Then four of the five groups were subjected to various degrees of heat applied at one end of the eggs. The team also set up bright lights next to the eggs that allowed them to see the silhouettes of the embryos inside as they moved. In all but the control group, the team observed that the embryos moved away from the heat source, thus confirming the findings of the team in 2011.To ascertain whether the embryos were moving themselves or were simply being carried by heated fluid, the researchers ran another similar experiment. This time they allowed 41 embryos to develop naturally for ten days, whereupon, they killed half of them using an injected chemical. After applying heat and waiting for a week, they cracked open the eggs and found that only those turtle embryos still alive had moved away from the source. This they claim, proves that the embryos moved themselves intentionally.The researchers noted also that the ability to move inside the egg may also be a means of allowing the embryos to choose their own gender—previous studies have shown that temperatures during incubation can determine whether turtles are born male or female. Journal information: Biology Letters This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Study proves turtle embryos move themselves within shells to exploit best temperature conditions (2013, June 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-06-turtle-embryos-shells-exploit-temperature.html
With Navratras finally over, it is the time to gorge. So this food marathon organised by a south Delhi mall along with a food-based website couldn’t have happened at a better time. In all, there will be eight teams comprising three foodies each who will compete with each other in challenges that revolve around food. Food Sprint, as the festival is being called, will have some fun foodie games to whip up your appetite. There will be an ‘eating obstacle race’ which will give you a chance to win goodies and sweet hampers from food joints and restaurants. So foodies of the Capital, it is time to unite. Team up and get gorging! DETAILAt: Select Citywalk, SaketWhen: 26 October
Kolkata: Two persons were killed and three injured in four road accidents in the city on Saturday and Sunday.On Saturday around 7 pm, a young woman was knocked down by a private bus near Behala tram depot. According to police, Debasree Roy Basu Mullick, a resident of Karunamoyee in Salt Lake was standing on Diamond Harbour road for a bus. All of a sudden, a bus of route number 21/1 hit her while driving recklessly. Immediately, Mullick was rushed to Vidyasagar State General Hospital. Later, her family members shifted her to a private hospital in Salt Lake opposite to Vivekanda Yuva Bharati Krirangan. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeA few hours later at around 9:15 pm, one goods vehicle hit one motorcycle from behind on Bascule bridge. Due to this, both riders of the motorcycle — Pannalal Prasad (32) and Santosh Kumar Singh sustained multiple injuries. Both of them were rushed to a private hospital in Ekbalpore, where Prasad was declared brought dead. The driver of the goods vehicle has been arrested by the south port police station. Both of them were without headgears.In another incident, a reckless motorcycle rider hit Assistant Sub-Inspector Nepal Chandra Banerjee of Charu Market police station on Saturday at 11 pm. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAccording to the police, while Banerjee was performing a Naka Duty on the Western end of AJC Bose Road Flyover, he saw a motorcycle was speeding towards him with a intent to avail the flyover.When he tried to stop, the rider hit him and fled. He was rushed to SSKM hospital with an ankle injury on his right leg.Following the accidents on Saturday, another person was killed in a road accident on Sunday early morning. At around 3.30 am, a motorcycle lost control and rammed into the railings while approaching Jadavpur police station on Jibananda Setu.As a result, both the riders sustained multiple injuries and were removed to the M R Bangur Hospital where one Diganta Roy (26) succumbed to his injuries. His friend Mridul Das was later shifted to a private hospital in Ekbalpore.
Governor signs legislation banning practice of ‘rehoming’ childrenRep. Mike McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills, today praised Gov. Rick Snyder for signing bills to prohibit informal child custody transfers, ensuring that people who use online forums to “rehome” children will be held accountable.House Bills 5626, 5628 and 5629 and Senate Bill 924, now Public Acts 481-484 of 2016, prohibit unregulated child custody transfers, a practice where children are placed in new homes without any oversight from the courts or the child welfare system. Under the new law, if an unauthorized person is found to advertise for, solicit or recruit a child for adoption, they could be found guilty of a felony punishable by up to four years in prison.“This legislation is about keeping children safe,” said Rep. McCready, who sponsored HB 5629. “When kids are ‘rehomed’ with people their parents connect with online they’re put in a very dangerous situation; they could be left in the care of pedophiles or violent abusers.“If someone wants to divest themselves of their parental responsibility – whether it’s for their biological child or a child they have adopted – they need to use the proper channels. Safeguards such as background checks are built into the system to ensure a child is placed in a safe and secure environment.”### Categories: McCready News 06Jan Rep. McCready: New law protects kids from unauthorized custody transfers
Dan Steinhart Managing Editor, The Casey Report Having just put the finishing touches on this month’s The Casey Report – for which Casey Research Chief Economist Bud Conrad combed through reams of data to figure out what really caused gold’s recent precipitous drop (as well as predict where gold is going next) – the specter of paper-gold market manipulation is fresh in my mind. This week’s article touches on that very topic, examining the possibility that the Fed or Treasury may have leased out over 4,000 tonnes of US gold unbeknownst to the public, and thus holds much less gold than we’ve been told. Before I go any further, let me acknowledge the treacherous waters into which I’m wading. I realize that by discussing gold manipulation, I’m begging for controversy. Both sides of this debate feature passionate believers, and personally, I find both sides convincing. But in the interest of full disclosure, I do think gold is manipulated to some extent, if only because every other investment – stocks, housing, bonds (via interest rates) – is too. Why should gold be any different, especially when a rising gold price represents the single most credible threat to the US government’s fiat hegemony? Because many a book could be (and probably has been) written on this topic, I’ll limit myself to just one contention from each camp, for the purpose of illustrating how compelling both sides of the argument are. The manipulation crowd points to the fact that gold’s recent plummet was jump-started by a huge, 400-tonne sell order that was dumped on the market all at once. Under normal protocol, and in deference to common sense, said seller should have spread the sale out over several orders to garner the best possible price. That this didn’t happen leads to the conclusion that the seller’s goal was not to get a fair price, but to suppress the price of gold itself. Why? Consider that a short seller, if it believed such a massive trade could spark a rapid further spree of selling (as it did), might be able to quickly buy to cover its shorts at a lower price and collect a handsome bounty. For instance, assuming an average spread of $30 per ounce – quite possible, considering the $225 total price drop – the profit on 400 tonnes of gold would be approximately $423 million… in a single day. The non-manipulation crowd responds that if something fishy is going on, someone should have squawked by now. Doug Casey himself has made this argument, noting that three people can keep a secret as long as two are dead. Wall Street is the world’s biggest rumor mill, so it’s hard to fathom that the Fed or Treasury could collude with one or several banks to suppress the price of gold while keeping their diabolical plot completely silent for decades on end. See? Both positions are believable, at least to me. Skeptics want a smoking gun, but such a burden of proof seems unattainable. Take, for example, claims that the Fed has leased out much of the US’s gold into the market in an attempt to suppress the price. I doubt that the manipulators are dumb enough to record such actions in a memo. And the paparazzi isn’t going to snap an incriminating photo of Ben Bernanke sneaking away from the Fed vault in the middle of the night with a glistening wheelbarrow full of gold. Unless an independent and trustworthy third party is allowed inside the Fed vault – which no unauthorized human is allowed access to – we’ll never see a smoking gun for this particular claim. Shortages in the vault will forever be a rumor until the vault is audited, an outcome those in charge are hellbent on preventing. Now that I’ve outed myself as a loony conspiracy theorist, let’s get to the main event. In a piece previously reserved for his premium subscribers, Chris Martenson of Peak Prosperity has agreed to share his fascinating take on just how much gold might be missing from the Fed and Treasury’s vaults. In his levelheaded and methodical style, Chris parses the data from a recent report by Sprott which calculates that from 1991-2012, the US exported about 5,500 tonnes of gold – which doesn’t make sense considering that the US only had about 1,000 tonnes of surplus gold available for export. Where did the extra 4,500 tonnes come from? Chris believes either the Fed or the Treasury must have leased them out, since no private source is near big enough to account for even a fraction of that amount. I’ll leave you to ponder along with Chris the implications of there being much less gold in the Fed/Treasury’s vaults than we’ve been led to believe. If you like Chris’ analysis and are interested in learning more about his work, visit his website at Peak Prosperity. Finally, though I might be inviting a firestorm, I have to ask: do you have any alternate theories as to what happened to all that gold? Let us know in our comments section. See you next week!
Three Orlando police officers shot dead an emergency room patient who they say was claiming to have a firearm. They later learned the man was unarmed.Orlando Police Chief John Mina told reporters that officers responded to reports of an issue in the ER at Orlando Regional Medical Center at about 6 a.m. Monday.The white male, who Mina said was approximately 35 years old, came to the hospital that morning for an unspecified medical issue.”At some point while he was in the hospital, he told hospital staff that he had a gun and that he would shoot anyone who came near him,” Mina said.Negotiators came to talk to the man, Mina said. “He made a lot of statements about how it’s going to end right here today. He also made statements about being the suspect in some homicide; we’re still trying to track that down,” the officer added.The emergency department was on lockdown, according to a tweet from Orlando Health.Mina said that officers decided to approach the man, because “there were patients close by that needed care.””He made movements consistent with pulling, reaching for a firearm and he was shot and killed by three officers here,” the police chief said. The department has not released the man’s identity, pending notification of his next of kin.Those officers have now been put on paid administrative leave, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is going to investigate the shooting.”A woman named Sandy, who declined to provide her full name, said she was in the emergency room with her daughter when she heard someone say he had a gun,” according to the Orlando Sentinel. “She said police asked to see his hands and then cleared the hallway.”Nobody else was injured, and Mina praised hospital staff for “containing the subject who claimed to be armed.”No further information was immediately available. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
The major cause of death in children aged 1 to 19 years is not cancer or other another medical condition. It’s injury. And by a long shot – 61 percent, versus 9 percent for cancer.The largest cause of injury was motor vehicle crashes, and next was firearms, according to a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study sorts through the 20,360 deaths of U.S. children and adolescents in 2016, as counted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The authors of the report also found that the U.S. compares poorly to other countries, both rich and poor, in terms of providing a safe environment for kids.Lead author Rebecca Cunningham of the University of Michigan, who has been an emergency room physician for 20 years, wasn’t surprised. “I’ve been taking care of kids and unfortunately giving bad news to families for several decades,” she says.Cunningham sees some good news in the motor vehicle number. Death rates from crashes have dropped dramatically over the years, from 10 deaths per 100,000 children and adolescents in 1999 to 5.21 deaths per 100,000 in 2016.”In the U.S. we’ve invested in decreasing motor vehicle crash deaths and we’ve been tremendously successful at that,” she says. She and her colleagues credit seat belts, car seats for children, safety improvements to cars, the construction of better roads, and growing awareness of the hazards of teen drinking and driving.But when it comes to firearms there have been no effective interventions to prevent deliberate and accidental gun deaths. While the death rate from guns remained flat from 1999 to 2013, it jumped 28 percent in the next three years, to 4 deaths per 100,000 American kids. “We’re seeing increases in both gun homicide and gun suicide” among children and adolescents, Cunningham says.Cunningham says she’s not sure why gun death rates have increased. But she says it should be addressed. “I don’t think it’s acceptable for firearms to be a preventable cause of death and remain the second cause of death of children and teens,” she says. “We’re not doing enough to keep kids safe.”Edward W. Campion, the executive editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, pointed out how exceptional the U.S. is when compared to other countries.”We are way out of line when you compare the trauma deaths in American children compared to what faces children in other developed countries like Germany, Spain and Canada,” he says. He points to a study published last January showing that an American child or adolescent is 57 percent more likely to die by age 19 than kids in other wealthy nations.In an editorial for the Journal accompanying Cunningham’s study, Campion called the numbers “shameful.” He says the U.S. is clearly not effectively protecting its children.The World Health Organization had collected data on motor vehicle deaths and firearm deaths in 12 high-income countries and seven low-and-middle-income countries. Cunningham and her colleagues compared that data with their numbers on U.S. deaths.The rate of firearm deaths in the U.S. far exceeds the rates of the other countries included in the report. It’s 36 times the average rate in the 12 high-income countries – that is, 4.02 deaths per 100,000 kids in the U.S., versus 0.11 deaths in the other countries. “It’s a gigantic difference,” says Cunningham.And it was five times as high as in the seven low- and middle-income countries studied, where the average rate was 0.8 deaths per 100,000 kids per year.The U.S. rate of motor vehicle deaths also exceeds the rate of other high-income countries in the report. It was 5.21 deaths per 100,000 children – nearly triple the 1.63 per 100,000 average for other wealthy countries such as England. Sweden in 1997 launched a program to try to eliminate all deaths caused by motor vehicles in the country and in 2016 came in at less than one death per 100,000.The comparison with motor vehicle deaths in low-and-middle income countries is mixed. Some of the countries, such as Thailand, scored higher, but other countries, such as Romania, scored lower. The researchers say it all depends on economic development – as poorer countries add cars, some are spending money on building safe roads and providing access to emergency health care, and some countries are not.The overall message of the data to both Cunningham and Campion is that if other countries can have lower rates of death for their children and adolescents, the U.S. can too.”The U.S. takes great pride in its medical knowledge,” Campion says. “People go to all kinds of lengths to try to help a child with a medical need.” Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.