Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

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first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington has been fined $21,000 by the NFL for roughing Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in last Sunday’s 22-6 win, according to Darren Urban of was Washington’s first regular season game since serving a four game suspension. The four-year veteran intercepted a pass, had two quarterback hits and recorded nine tackles in the win. Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments   Share   last_img read more

December 22 2010Congratulations to the graduating

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first_imgDecember 22, 2010Congratulations to the graduating November 7 workshop participants! This was the last workshop of the year and we look forward to meeting next year’s participants. To all the 2010 workshop participants- Thanks for all your hard work!From left:Massimo Di Francesco from Italy (Work Study), Yuki Yasuda from Japan, Maureen Connaughton (Construction Intern), Andrea Speed and Arondon Brownlow.last_img

February 20 2012One of the announcements in our r

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first_imgFebruary 20, 2012One of the announcements in our report from Friday, Feb. 17. 2012 talked about an interview with Paolo Soleri by Prof. Constance Devereaux, Program Coordinator NAU Arts and Cultural Management. Prof. Constance Devereaux visited Arcosanti with a group of students from the NAU ACM 410 class to use Arcosanti as a case study for examining leadership transition and strategic planning, as these are two significant issues with which an arts and cultural manager should have experience.[photo: Chihiro Saito & text: Jeff Stein, Sue]The opportunity to observe and study these two areas in an internationally-known organization which itself is working on these areas would provide an incredible experiential learning opportunity. 3 to 4 visits are planned during the semester.[photo: Chihiro Saito & text: Jeff Stein]Students would formulate a case-study research question that would ideally be a real issue that Arcosanti is interested in. Students would then conduct the study and produce a written report with recommendations.[photo: Chihiro Saito & text: Jeff Stein]last_img read more

Wentworth New law safeguards due process rights of all Michigan residents

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first_img Categories: Wentworth News Conviction will soon be required before civil asset forfeiture is initiatedState Rep. Jason Wentworth, second from right, joins Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as she signs his civil asset forfeiture reform plan into law. Shown from left are Policy Advisor Aaron Van Langevelde, House Speaker Lee Chatfield, Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, Gov. Whitmer, Rep. Wentworth and Chief Legislative Advisor Joe Perry.A civil asset forfeiture reform plan spearheaded by state Rep. Jason Wentworth was signed into law today, strengthening the due process rights of all Michigan residents.Prior to these reforms, Wentworth said law enforcement agencies throughout Michigan could take and keep property from individuals without ever charging them with a crime. The new law will require a criminal conviction before private property is seized from people through the civil asset forfeiture process.“The rights of every single Michigan resident are stronger with this reform,” said Wentworth, R-Clare. “Innocent people will no longer be treated like criminals when it comes to civil asset forfeiture, and our law enforcement officers will still have the tools they need to continue doing a great job protecting the public.”The new law continues to allow officers to seize property based on probable cause, but requires a criminal conviction before law enforcement agencies can sell or use the property. This will ensure an individual’s personal property can easily be returned if they are found not guilty.In 2017, Michigan law enforcement agencies reported confiscating $13.1 million in cash and property through civil asset forfeiture. In more than 200 cases, people who were later found not guilty were forced to forfeit their property, never to have it returned. Charges were never even filed in a staggering 736 cases.Wentworth sponsored the bipartisan solution alongside Rep. David LaGrand, D-Grand Rapids, and Sen. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township.### 09May Wentworth: New law safeguards due process rights of all Michigan residentslast_img read more

By Justin Spittler editor Casey Daily Dispatch T

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first_imgBy Justin Spittler, editor, Casey Daily DispatchThe “smart money” is betting big on uranium.Smart money refers to big-time institutional investors. They’re not the kind of people you want to bet against… especially when they’re “backing up the truck” on an asset.And that’s exactly what’s happening in the uranium market.You see, a group of bankers are getting ready to launch a new company with one purpose: to gobble up cheap uranium.The company is called “Yellow Cake,” named after the raw form of the commodity. And its plan is to buy 8.1 million pounds of uranium.The deal is worth $170 million. The uranium will come from Kazakhstan-based Kazatomprom, the world’s largest uranium producer. The deal represents about 25% of the company’s annual production… and about 5% of global marketed production. Did This Classic 80s TV Show Predict America?This financial guru was mocked by the mainstream. But is his strange financial prediction about to come true? — If You Like BIG, FAST Gains, You’re Going to Love ThisThis top analyst is firing off the biggest, fastest gains we’ve ever seen. He’s shown a small group of loyal readers how to make 176% in two weeks, 299% in eight days, 526% in two months, 100% in five days, and even 52% in four hours. If you’d like to see exactly how, click here for full details. — Recommended Link • Uranium appears to be on the verge of a major supply crunch… Here’s what Yellow Cake wrote in a recent press release:A decade of declining uranium prices has seen little investment in uranium mining, resulting in a projected supply deficit absent material increases in the uranium price…Even with a material increase in the uranium price, it may take years before new sources of uranium are ready to be mined, due to delays associated with permitting for exploration and development of uranium mines…The supply gap is currently being covered by secondary supply, largely from enrichment providers underfeeding. However, secondary supplies have declined, and are expected to continue to decline and may not be sufficient to fill the supply deficit while new mines are developed.And just so you know…• The people behind Yellow Cake are the real deal… Peter Bacchus, the mastermind behind the project, has more than two decades of experience as a leading global mergers & acquisitions (M&A) adviser.Currently, he heads Bacchus Capital Advisers, a new independent corporate finance and M&A platform. He also previously served as Global Head of Mining and Metals at Morgan Stanley and European Head of Investment Banking at Jefferies Group.Liebenberg is no slouch, either. He has more than two decades of experience in equity and investment banking. Most recently, he served as Chief Financial Officer of QKR Corporation, a global mining company.In short, these guys are heavyweights in the investment and mining industries. But they’re not the only ones getting ready to bet big on uranium.• Tribeca Investment Partners is preparing to launch a new uranium fund, too…Tribeca is an Australian fund manager. It oversees about $2.5 billion.The new fund is looking to raise $100 million. And according to The Australian Financial Review, Tribeca is doing this because it believes the price of uranium could more than double over the next five years.Again, these people know what they’re talking about. And right now, they’re telling the world that uranium won’t stay cheap for long.This isn’t something you want to ignore as a speculator. So, consider speculating on uranium if you haven’t yet.The safest way to do this is with the Global X Uranium ETF (URA). It allows you to bet on a basket of uranium stocks, which is less risky than buying individual stocks.Just understand that uranium stocks are extremely volatile.Blue-chip uranium stocks can swing 5% or more in day. Junior uranium stocks can move 20% or more.If you can’t handle that volatility, you should stay on the sidelines. And if you’re willing to speculate, don’t bet more money than you can afford to lose. Use stop losses. And you may even want to trim your positions once you’re sitting on big profits.Regards, Justin Spittler Denver, Colorado June 29, 2018P.S. If you want specific uranium stocks to profit from, I highly recommend you check out Crisis Investing editor Nick Giambruno’s model portfolio. Nick is also bullish on the uranium sector today and has narrowed down the top plays to start multiplying your money. You can access these names—and all of Nick’s research—with a subscription to Crisis Investing.Reader MailbagToday, a reader appreciates our recent Conversations with Casey: “Doug Casey on the Space Force”…Doug, you were terrific and as I read this article I laughed like hell when you quoted General Turgidson [G C Scott]—”We cannot allow a mineshaft gap!” I’ve watched it at least 10 times or more. But you hit it on the head. We buy our launch rockets from Russia and we are at a form of war with them now. Maybe that’s why Trump wants a summit with Putin?—RichardIf you have any questions or suggestions for the Dispatch, send them to us right here.In Case You Missed It…We’re on the cusp of an infrastructure buildout for the ages.But I’m not talking about new roads, bridges, or railways. In fact, you likely won’t even notice the work being done…Even so, it’s the most pivotal upgrade to the world’s infrastructure in over 20 years. And investors who position themselves now stand to make a fortune in the years ahead. Learn what it is, and how to profit, right here. Recommended Link • To fund this mammoth purchase, Yellow Cake will hold an initial public offering (IPO)… And the goal will be to raise between $160 million and $200 million. That will make it one of the largest fundraising events to happen in the junior market in years.But that’s just the beginning.Yellow Cake has also negotiated plans to purchase an additional $100 million of uranium each year for the next nine years.In other words, this company plans to buy more than $1 billion worth of uranium over the next decade.This is a big deal… and yet another reason to consider speculating on uranium.In a minute, I’ll show you an easy way to do this. But you should first understand something important.• Yellow Cake has no intention of ever using this uranium…It’s not going to burn it for power. It’s not going to build bombs with it, either.Instead, it’s going to buy this uranium… and sit on it. The people behind Yellow Cake believe uranium is “structurally mispriced.” Here’s a quote from Yellow Cake’s CEO Andre Liebenberg:Due to an exceptional confluence of events, uranium is one of the few commodities yet to recover from the recent commodities bear market.We believe that uranium is fundamentally and structurally mispriced in the current market, and on a historical basis.Regular readers know why Liebenberg thinks this. In short, the price of uranium is down 85% since 2007.It’s so low that about 75% of the world’s uranium is being produced at a loss.But Yellow Cake isn’t just loading up on uranium because it’s absurdly cheap.last_img read more

The disability benefit assessment system is being

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first_imgThe disability benefit assessment system is being undermined by a “pervasive culture of mistrust”, fuelled by widespread claims that assessors are deliberately trying to prevent disabled people receiving the support they are entitled to, according to a committee of MPs.The long-awaited report by the Commons work and pensions committee describes how many claimants of personal independence payment (PIP) and employment and support allowance (ESA) have reported dishonesty by the healthcare professionals who have carried out their face-to-face assessments.The report says the culture of mistrust this has produced means that assessors “risk being viewed as, at best lacking in competence and at worst, actively deceitful”.The committee’s report substantiates evidence provided by hundreds of disabled people who have contacted Disability News Service (DNS) over the last 15 months to describe the dishonesty of the healthcare professionals who assessed them.A separate report published earlier in the week includes examples from the “unprecedented” response from claimants who had submitted evidence to the committee, with nearly 4,000 submissions.The committee says this response was “remarkable” in the “consistency of the themes that emerged”, including claims that assessment reports “bore little or no relation to their circumstances or what had occurred during the assessment”.Claimants, said the committee, “do not believe assessors can be trusted to record what took place during the assessment accurately”.One example quoted by the committee comes from Mary, a PIP claimant who first told her story last year to DNS (she was named ‘Elizabeth’ by DNS).She told the committee how the assessor wrote in her report that she “arose from the chair without any difficulty” when in fact she “was in bed the whole time (she let herself in) and I only have the one chair in the room and she was sitting in it”.Another who submitted evidence said: “I did most of the talking as my partner was drowsy with his medication, but in the statement with the PIP decision [it said that] my partner was chatty. Completely untrue.”A third claimant told the committee: “I was attacked with a deadly weapon only a short time before my assessment. “The man threatened my life, on a walk with my dog. So the assessor wrote that I like to talk to people on my walk.”A fourth claimant said: “The assessor claimed in the report to have completed an extensive examination of me during the assessment.“She listed a breakdown of her observations regarding the movement of all my limbs and joints.“In reality though my assessment was only fifteen minutes long and the assessor didn’t examine me at all.”The committee calls in its report for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to improve trust in the system by offering the opportunity for all face-to-face assessments to be audio recorded, and by providing a copy of the written assessment report to all claimants.The evidence provided to DNS helped persuade the committee last year to investigate what Frank Field, the committee’s chair, described as “concerning reports about the operation of the PIP assessment process”.He later said that DNS had “provided us with a useful series of case studies that acted as a further catalyst” for calling an emergency evidence session last March, which subsequently led to the launch of the inquiry.The committee had appeared last year to be trying to avoid discussing allegations of dishonesty that had been raised by DNS, refusing to ask welfare rights experts about such claims in the urgent evidence session, and then neglecting to raise the issue of dishonesty in a letter seeking further evidence about the PIP assessment process.But the sheer weight of the allegations submitted by PIP claimants appears to have convinced the committee that these claims were valid, even if there was no explicit statement in this week’s report that the MPs believed there was dishonesty in the assessment process.Despite the role played by DNS in persuading the committee to investigate the PIP assessment process, neither Field, nor Heidi Allen, the senior Conservative member of the committee – the two MPs who were said to be available for interviews – agreed to talk to DNS this week.A spokeswoman for the committee declined to say if the refusal to be interviewed was connected with DNS reports that have criticised Field and his colleagues.Those reports questioned why they failed to ask the minister for disabled people about figures suggesting attempted suicides among people claiming out-of-work disability benefits may have doubled between 2007 and 2014, following the introduction of the work capability assessment, which tests eligibility for ESA.In response to the committee’s report, a DWP spokeswoman said: “As the [committee] highlights, assessments work for the majority of people, with 83 per cent of ESA claimants and 76 per cent of PIP claimants telling us that they’re happy with their overall experience.“However, our aim has to be that every person feels they are treated fairly, with respect and dignity.“We are committed to continuously improving the experience of our claimants; that is why we’ve commissioned five independent reviews of the work capability assessment – accepting over 100 recommendations – and two independent reviews of PIP assessments.“We continue to work closely with our providers to ensure people receive high quality assessments, and are exploring options around recordings to promote greater transparency and trust.”last_img read more

This Kit from Google Turns your Raspberry Pi into a Voicecontrolled Virtual

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first_imgAdvertisement Google has created a kit that lets tinkerers turn a regular Raspberry Pi into a voice-controlled virtual assistant.At this point, the AIY Projects kit isn’t available for purchase on its own. You can get it for free when you buy the latest copy of The MagPi — the official Raspberry Pi magazine. Copies of the magazine are available in UK stores, as well as via subscription. Copies have also been shipped to North America.The pack allows you to turn a Raspberry Pi 3 into a voice-powered digital assistant using the Google Assistant SDK and Google’s Cloud Speech API — and thus add voice interaction to your projects. – Advertisement – The pack includes a Google Voice Hardware Attached on Top (HAT) accessory board, a stereo microphone Voice HAT board, a large arcade button, wires, and cardboard case to house everything.“All you need to add is a Raspberry Pi 3,” according to a blog post from the Raspberry Pi Foundation. “Then, after some software setup, you’ll have access to the Google Assistant SDK and Google Cloud Speech API.” The kit also works with Raspberry Pi Zero and 2.[related-posts]Credit: ZDNetlast_img read more

4 Companies Profiting From Trumps Unpopularity

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first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Next Article You can send tiny gloves to the president. Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand In light of the recent political climate, many individuals and solopreneurs are working hard towards making a strong statement about their views on the current president. With Trump’s growing unpopularity, entrepreneurs are taking it upon themselves to resist in their own ways, and many are doing so in a way they know best — online businesses.Related: Politically Charged Boycotts Explained, From Uber to Under ArmourThe following four companies in particular are playing to a predominantly liberal audience and, as a result, are striking gold.1. Lingua Franca.Lingua Franca is a New York City-based fashion retailer that sells cashmere sweaters with embroidered script. Their sweaters typically sell to retailers like Saks and Net-a-Porter. Their clothing has been seen being worn by celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Christy Turlington. Although the founder was making a decent living from her business, the income was nowhere near formidable. But with the recent election of Donald Trump, the business has seen a massive increase in sales.The founder, Rachelle Hruska MacPherson, has more than 30 immigrants employees, and after the president’s recent call to ban immigration from several muslim countries, MacPherson decided to launch a series of sweaters with political phrases.2. Tiny Trump Gloves.A new company beginning to grow is Tiny Trump Gloves. Unlike the more common political retailers, Tiny Trump Gloves actually sells tiny blue gloves which they then ship off to the Trump Tower penthouse in New York City, addressed to Trump himself.Each glove that is purchased is accompanied by a postcard addressed to the “President with the tiniest hands.” You can choose to purchase the gloves and send them anonymously to the president, or let him know directly who is sending the pair.Related: 5 Content Marketing Lessons From SNL in the Age of Trump But these entrepreneurs are not all about making a profit. In fact, a portion of the proceeds from each pair sent to the president are being donated to refugees from the seven countries on Trump’s travel ban list.The goal is to send the message that immigration is integral to innovation. So if you’re looking to troll the Trump while also donating to a good cause, be sure to check out this new business.3. Politiclothes.Politiclothes is an online retailer that sells a wide range of political clothing. Recently they added an anti-Trump line. They sell everything from t-shirts, hats and stickers, to pet apparel and Christmas ornaments.But don’t fret! If you are someone who is a proud Trump supporter, they have a line of clothing just for the right-winged Americans as well. Although not as popular, there is something for everyone.4. Not This White Woman.Another retailer that is choosing to make a political stance using t-shirts is Not This White Woman. After the elections, many were surprised to learn that 53 percent of white women voted for Trump.But what about the other white women who voted for Hillary? Michelle Hirschberg and Karen Land Short, were both devastated following the election result and were deeply disappointed that the majority of white women voted against having a female president.In an attempt to get the message across that some women did in fact prefer Hillary as a candidate, they launched a line of clothing that allows white women to boldly state that they were not among that 53 percent.Much like Tiny Trump Gloves, 100 percent of proceeds from shirts sold will go towards Planned Parenthood, an organization which has been defunded by the Trump administration, resulting in health concerns for many underprivileged women.Related: How 10 Brands Thoughtfully Chimed In on President Trump’s InaugurationConclusion.With the continuous drop in approval in such a short time, it’s not surprising that many entrepreneurs, particularly immigrant entrepreneurs, are acting out in their own way to protest their distaste for the current presidential administration. No doubt more of these organizations will rise up in the near future. Turns out Trump is creating more jobs for Americans afterall. 4 min read Image credit: Action Sports Photography | Shutterstock Nadya Khoja Entrepreneurs Director of Marketing for Venngage infographicscenter_img Donald Trump March 1, 2017 Guest Writer Add to Queue Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. Enroll Now for $5 –shares 4 Companies Profiting From Trump’s Unpopularitylast_img read more

This Is Y Combinators Next Hot Area of Investment

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first_img Guest Writer Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. August 21, 2014 Next Article Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Y Combinator Until now, Y Combinator — the prestigious accelerator program that vaulted some of Silicon Valley’s most buzzed about companies, including Drobox, Airbnb and Reddit – was primarily a tech incubator.But the accelerator is expanding its horizons. This year, for the very first time, it is pursuing health-tech startups, Reuters reported. “It’s the right time for us to try health care,” Sam Altman, Y Combinator’s president, said, noting that there’s been a recent and significant decrease in both “cost and cycle time.”Related: Google Wants to Build a Model of Perfect Human HealthWhile Altman conceded the move may unsettle venture capitalists, at least initially (“When we move into a new area, [they] usually don’t like it,” he said), it’s not that big of a surprise. Venture capitalists across the country are suddenly pouring money into health technology companies. In 2013, according to the National Venture Capital Association, the biotechnology industry received 15.6 percent of all venture funding. Only the software industry, at 30.2 percent, took in a larger slice.In addition, 2013 saw digital health startups, which include companies developing wearable tech and software/hardware solutions for specific diseases and conditions, take in almost $2 billion in funding, according to the venture fund Rock Health.Related: 5 Startups to Watch at Y Combinator’s Demo DayWhile it was a record year for funding in the space, this year’s funding total is going to blow last year’s away: According Rock Health’s 2014 mid-year report, the first half of 2014 saw digital health companies take in a whopping $2.2 billion.Altman took over as president of Y Combinator when the accelerator’s co-founder, Paul Graham, stepped down in February. On Tuesday, the first class of Y Combinator startups under Altman’s tenure graduated from the program. They included a high percentage of health and biotech startups including The Immunity Project (a startup attempting to develop an HIV vaccine), Glowing Plant (which develops genetically engineered plants that function as air purifiers), UBiome (a startup that analyzes bacteria) and Ginko BioWorks (which is currently working to treat antibiotic resistant germs). Related: 5 Questions Every Startup Should Ask Before Choosing an Incubatorcenter_img 2 min read Enroll Now for $5 This Is Y Combinator’s Next Hot Area of Investment –shares Add to Queue Laura Entislast_img read more

FirstClass Macadamia Nut Case Prompts Korean Air Exec to Step Down

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first_img 2 min read Next Article 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List –shares Add to Queue The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. December 9, 2014 First-Class Macadamia Nut Case Prompts Korean Air Exec to Step Down This story originally appeared on Reuters A Korean Air Lines Co executive, whose dismay over the way she was served macadamia nuts led to a plane returning to its gate to expel the cabin crew chief, has stepped down as head of in-flight service, the airline said on Tuesday.Korean Air apologized for Friday’s incident at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport in which Heather Cho, a vice president of the airline, took issue with a crew member for substandard service.However, Cho, the 40-year-old daughter of the airline’s chairman, Cho Yang-ho, will remain a vice president with the South Korean flag carrier, the airline said late on Tuesday.The incident aboard an Airbus A380 jumbo jet that had been pushed back from its gate bound for Incheon, near Seoul, provoked outrage in South Korea when it was reported on Monday.”I am sorry to our customers and the Korean people that I unintentionally caused social uproar and I ask forgiveness from anyone who has been hurt by me,” a company official, speaking to Reuters by telephone, quoted Heather Cho as saying late on Tuesday.”I take responsibility for the incident,” the official quoted her as saying.The airline said late on Monday that although Cho was responsible for supervising in-flight service, it was “excessive” that the plane was returned to the gate to expel a crew member in a non-emergency situation.Cho was seated in first-class when she took issue with a flight attendant who handed her macadamia nuts in a bag, not on a dish, according to an industry official briefed on the matter, who declined to be identified.Cho summoned the cabin crew chief to ask whether the flight attendant was following the in-flight service manual, and the crew chief could not answer promptly, the airline said.Cho “took issue with the cabin crew chief’s qualifications,” and the plane was returned by the pilot to its gate to expel the crew chief, the airline said.The flight arrived in Incheon 11 minutes behind schedule.South Korea’s transport ministry said on Monday it was investigating the incident.Heather Cho is the oldest of Cho Yang-ho’s three children, who are all executives with the airline.(Additional reporting by Jack Kim; Editing by Tony Munroe) Airlines Apply Now » Reuters last_img read more

Microsoft Pays Woman 10000 for Unwanted Windows 10 Update Here Are 5

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first_img Register Now » Microsoft Pays Woman $10,000 for Unwanted Windows 10 Update. Here Are 5 Times the Upgrade Came at the Worst Moment. It’s no secret that PC users have been fuming these past few months over Microsoft’s pushy Windows 10 update. Finally, one of these victims has seen glory.Terri Goldstein, a small-business owner based in California, sued the company and won $10,000 for her unwanted Windows 10 update with claims that her PC didn’t function properly after. “I had never heard of Windows 10,” Goldstein tells The Seattle Times. “Nobody ever asked me if I wanted an update.”  Like Goldstein, many PC users and companies are angered by the interruptions the upgrade has caused. Here are five horror stories from people who received the automatic update at the seemingly worst possible moment.1. During a live newscast.Metinka Slater, a meteorologist for Iowa’s KCCI Channel 8, was reporting the day’s weather during a live broadcast when the Windows 10 upgrade notification appeared over the map behind her. Taken by surprise, Slater briefly found herself reporting on the software update rather than the forecasted rainfall.2. During a nine-hour gaming marathon.Many online gamers are complaining that the blue “window of doom” pop-ups have made their games unplayable and forced them to exit — a major problem for competitive gamers like Erik Flom, who has a following of nearly 130,000. A forced installation caused Flom to panic, and his expletive-laden outrage was captured live on the video-streaming service Twitch. After facing the emotional distress of having to break during a nine-hour gaming marathon, Flom realized nothing could be done to stop the upgrade.3. During a radio show.Popular radio host Thom Hartmann’s server went offline when his system suddenly decided to upgrade in the middle of this show, interrupting his YouTube livestream.Our youtube stream is down because the computer it runs out of is “automatically” updating to Windows 10 WITHOUT our permission. Grrrrrrr.— Thom Hartmann (@Thom_Hartmann) March 11, 20164. During final exams.   The update may even threaten students’ grades. With summer approaching, the last thing stressed-out students need is a delay as they scramble to finish final exams. A student complained on a Reddit forum that she got up from her desk for a couple of minutes and came back to find her PC in the middle of an update.5. During a visit to the doctor.On a more serious note, Windows 10 has presented some inconvenience in the workplace, even in one doctor’s office. A Reddit user reported: “I needed to set up my department’s bronchoscopy cart quickly for someone with some sick lungs… when I turned on the computer it had to do a Windows update.” Seriously, Microsoft? Rose Leadem Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. June 28, 2016 Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Businesscenter_img Add to Queue Windows 10 –shares Next Article 3 min readlast_img read more

Scientists create new material for nuclear reactors

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More information: V.D. Borisevich et al. Cascade design for isotopically modified molybdenum as an alternative to zirconium alloys, Chemical Engineering Research and Design (2017). DOI: 10.1016/j.cherd.2017.10.018 Citation: Scientists create new material for nuclear reactors (2018, January 30) retrieved 18 July 2019 from Researchers from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Russia) have conducted a study on the use of isotopically modified molybdenum as an alternative to zirconium alloys from which nuclear fuel-element casings are created. They have proved that this can enhance the safety of nuclear reactors. The study is published in the scientific journal Chemical Engineering Research and Design. Today, zirconium alloys are the main material used in the fuel-element casings containing uranium oxide pellets. The material features high erosion and corrosion resistance in water, along with a low thermal neutron capture cross-section (the property characterizing the probability of chemical interaction between neutron particles and the atom nucleus).However, zirconium alloys are also known to have several drawbacks, including the generation of heat in water and the production of hydrogen, which accelerates the degradation of the fuel-element casings. This occurs during zirconium-steam reactions, which take place when temperatures reach above 700 degrees Celsius, which can be very dangerous in emergency situations at water-cooled nuclear power stations. A zirconium-steam reaction is believed to have been one of the causes of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011.Nuclear physicists around the world have long discussed the possibility of replacing zirconium alloys with a refractory molybdenum alloy casing, which, like zirconium, has high corrosion resistance, but also higher thermal conductivity. The main drawback to the material has traditionally been its expense, which requires an increase in the degree of the uranium’s enrichment, and thus makes the technological process much more expensive.However, Russian scientists believe they may have found a solution – change the natural composition of molybdenum isotopes, using centrifugal separation technology. Moreover it allows to create an alloy with thermal neutron capture cross-section figures similar to or even smaller than that of zirconium.Valentin Borisevich, professor at MEPHI’s Department of molecular physics, told that the university’s study has provided researchers with “all the information necessary for the design of a separation system for the large-scale production of isotopically modified molybdenum on the basis of existing Russian technology for the separation of non-uranium isotopes in gas centrifuges.”If introduced, the technology could lead to substantial increases in nuclear power plant safety.The university’s study was made possible thanks to support from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, and in cooperation with the department of engineering physics at the Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Provided by National Research Nuclear University Coatings for nuclear fuel to prevent explosions in reactors Valentin Borisevich, professor at MEPHI’s Department of molecular physics Credit: National Research Nuclear University MEPhI 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. Explore further read more

OET to organise healthcare communication event in KochiOET to organise healthcare communication

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first_imgNovember 21, 2018 COMMENT The Occupational English Test (OET), the English language test for healthcare professionals, is organising its first-ever Healthcare Communication Forum in India on November 30.Since Kerala is well-known world-wide for advancements in healthcare, the inaugural Forum is being conducted in Kochi. Healthcare professionals, hospital administrators, employers, educators and academics may participate in this Forum with prior registration.Those who would like to attend the forum should register online via Attendance is complementary and the last date for registration is November 25.OET is recognised as proof of English language proficiency for registration purposes by major healthcare boards and Councils in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Singapore, Namibia and Ukraine. It is also accepted in Australia and New Zealand for visa and immigration purposes.The Healthcare Communication Forum brings together leading researchers, healthcare communication experts, English language specialists, healthcare regulators, employers and educators to discuss the latest research, trends and updates in healthcare communication.Experts from India and speakers from various countries will take centre stage to share their knowledge at the forum. Published on Kochi events COMMENTS SHARE SHARE EMAIL healthcare industry language SHARElast_img read more

Karnataka crisis Apex court agrees to hear plea of 5 more rebel

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first_img The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear plea of five more rebel Congress MLAs along with the pending petition of 10 legislators seeking a direction to the Karnataka Assembly Speaker to accept their resignation.A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took note of the submission of senior advocate Mukul Rohtagi, appearing for the rebel MLAs, that they be also made parties to the pending petition, which is to be heard on Tuesday.Read also: Apex Court asks Speaker to maintain status quo; HD Kumaraswamy to seek trust voteFive more rebel Congress MLAs from Karnataka have moved the apex court on July 13 against the Speaker not accepting their resignations.These MLAs are Anand Singh, K Sudhakar, N Nagaraj, Munirathna and Roshan Baig.Read more: BJP wants trust vote on MondayThe apex court had on July 12 restrained Karnataka Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar from taking any decision till July 16 on the resignation and disqualification of 10 rebel MLAs of the ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition. Supreme Court of India COMMENTS SHARE SHARE EMAIL July 15, 2019 SHAREcenter_img state politics COMMENT Karnataka Published onlast_img read more

AmInvest Research retains Neutral on EMS players for H2

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first_img“VSI’s 4Q is anticipated to register similar profits based on its current order visibility, also owing to the 4Q being a seasonally stronger quarter for one of its key Malaysian operations customer, Keurig,” AmInvest Research says. Related News Related News KUALA LUMPUR: AmInvestment Research is retaining its Neutral stance on Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) players for 2H19.It said on Friday the manufacturers’ positive prospects tied to the production of household general products such as V.S. Industry (VSI) and ATA IMS (ATA) have been fairly factored in.The research house said ATA’s 4QFY19 results were below expectations at RM21mil due to lower box-build orders as there were less working days attributed to festive seasons, and higher taxation seen for the quarter as some expenses were being disallowed for tax purposes. “ATA’s FY20 earnings are expected to be boosted by higher sales orders from its key customer following the addition of two assembly lines,” it said. VSI’s 3QFY19 results were slightly above expectations at RM22mil, despite a 22% decline in core profit and 10% fall in revenue due to slowdown in orders for its key customer in its Malaysian segment.The decline in box build orders for its key customer’s floorcare products was not as severe as initially anticipated while the customer’s beauty product sales boosted orders. “VSI’s 4Q is anticipated to register similar profits based on its current order visibility, also owing to the 4Q being a seasonally stronger quarter for one of its key Malaysian operations customer, Keurig.“VSI currently has 3.5 lines running for the key customer, producing a mixture of a personal care product and floorcare products while ATA has 14 lines for its key customer with a broad product range of floorcare products and healthy lifestyle products, after adding two assembly lines for FY20F on the back of growing orders,” it said.To recap, AmInvest Research said VSI and ATA are diversifying their customer base through securing new customers.In March 2019, VSI entered into a master supply agreement with Bissell in March 2019, where the group has dedicated a 160,000 sqft plant to the customer that is equipped with injection moulding facilities, assembly lines, a warehouse and test lab. Bissell’s earnings contribution kicks in from FY20F onwards with sales anticipated to reach RM1.2bil by CY2022. VSI is expected to mass produce one model of its carpet cleaner in August 2019. Higher margins are expected for Bissell relative to VSI’s other customers due to the ability to choose and negotiate its own suppliers which could potentially lead to margin savings.As for ATA secured a contract to manufacture a household appliance equipped with Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities. The group has allocated 1 line for the customer but the contribution is expected to be negligible at 1–2% of total revenue. Although production volume is low, ATA is keen to explore the potential of IoT capabilities.AmInvest Research said vertical integration positioning translates to more job wins.It pointed out VSI is a known vertically-integrated player with tooling, plastic injection, PCBA and assembling capabilities, which give it an edge compared with peers who lack PCBA or tooling capabilities. However, local peer SKP Resources (SKP) has recently added PCBA capabilities, commencing in 1H19.Meanwhile, ATA has also bumped up its efforts to be vertically-integrated by adding 4 capabilities i.e. PCBA, battery pack, wire harness and brush bar assembly in order to be self-sufficient and reduce reliance on external suppliers.  Analyst Reports Business News 05 Jul 2019 AmInvest Research neutral on O&G, top picks Serba Dinamik, Dialog ATA’s group chairman Datuk Seri Foo Chee Juan said the company has eight surface-mount technology (SMT) lines on the private side and plans to increase this to 18 lines by 2HCY19, with plans to inject the PCBA and battery pack capabilities into ATA by mid-2021. Wire harness production will commence in August 2019 while brush bar assembly will start production at end-CY2019, with contributions expected in 2HFY20 and 4QFY20 respectively.Following the US-China trade war, VSI has received enquiries from MNCs looking to shift or diversify their manufacturing bases from China to Southeast Asia. The group is in the midst of discussion with various prospects and is positive on its potential to  secure new orders and/or customers as it has a 180K sqft factory which will be ready by end-CY2019 to accommodate new prospects.AmInvest Research said it may upgrade the sector to Overweight (i) the companies secure major orders and/or key customers which boosts box-build orders; and (ii) performance of overseas operations (such as VSI’s) improves due to better cost-saving initiatives and comeback in sales orders. Analyst Reports 11 Jun 2019 AmInvest Research neutral on property sector, Sunway, IOI Prop top picks Tags / Keywords: {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Analyst Reports 08 Jul 2019 AmInvest Research keeps forecasts on Sime Darby, maintains Hold calllast_img read more

Kamal Nath govt would even transfer land sky BJP on transfer of

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first_imgKamal Nath govt would even transfer land & sky: BJP on transfer of police dogs, handlers in MPThe Congress government’s latest move of transferring the dog-squad has drawn scathing criticism from BJP which is using the opportunity to attack the Kamal Nath government in Madhy Pradesh.advertisement Next Asian News International BhopalJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 12:22 IST Three sniffers, one each from Chhindwara, Satna and Betul have been shifted to CM Kamal Nath’s house in Bhopal. (File photo: PTI)In a move that has invoked sharp criticism from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, the Congress-led Madhya Pradesh government has issued an order transferring 46 police dog handlers across the state along with their canines.According to the order, handlers of tracker, sniffer and narco dogs from 23 Battalion Dog Squad have been given new postings in different districts of the state and have been ordered to rejoin immediately along with their dogs.In the latest postings, three sniffers, one each from Chhindwara, Satna and Betul have been shifted to Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s house in Bhopal.The latest step of transferring the dog-squad has drawn scathing criticism from rival BJP which is using the opportunity to attack the government.Taking a dig at the MP government, the BJP’s state vice president Vijesh Lunawat tweeted, “The Great Kamal Nath government did not spare even dogs from the transfer business. Dog squad transferred in Madhya Pradesh.”BJP MLA Rameshwar Sharma invoked the issue of transfer of dogs to allege that the Congress government would even sell land and sky if they could.”Congress government should have at least left the dogs. The police department has transferred dogs en masse. If it was possible for Kamal Nath government and someone was ready to pay the price, they would even transfer land and sky,” Sharma said in a tweet in Hindi.On Friday, the BJP cornered the Madhya Pradesh government for erroneously issuing transfer order of a ‘Sarpanch’ instead of Panchayat Secretary.Referring to a July 5 order of Rewa District Panchayat, Devtalab MLA Girish Gautam said that instead of transferring Rewa district panchayat Shivpura’s in-charge Vibha Dwivedi, Sarpanch Bihari Lal Patel was transferred.”The minister has become so busy that he has transferred a Sarpanch instead of Panchayat Secretary,” he said.It may be noted that a Sarpanch is elected by people and is not entitled to be transferred by the state government.The BJP has in the past alleged that a “transfer racket” was flourishing in the government under Chief Minister Kamal Nath.”A transfer racket is flourishing in the Congress government under Kamal Nath and officials are at the centre of it. They are engaged in seat sale. Officials bid for seats. Congress is not running a government but a ‘hawala udyog’,” the BJP MLA from Narela Vishwas Sarang had alleged in June this year.READ | Mumbai Police officer saves dog from drowning during floods. Big salute, says InternetALSO READ | In one tweet, Rahul Gandhi mocks Indian Army, Yoga Day, dogsALSO WATCH | Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah slam Rahul Gandhi for mocking Yoga DayFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKritika Bansal Tags :Follow Dog SquadFollow Madhya Pradeshlast_img read more

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