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first_imgThe BBC reported record-breaking online stats on Saturday thanks to high audience figures for the royal wedding and FA Cup final.The BBC said that Saturday was “the biggest ever day for BBC Online” with audiences consuming 11.9 petabytes (11.9 million gigabytes) of data, peaking at 2.8 terabits per second when people got their first glimpse of Meghan Markle’s dress.Prior to that, the largest peak of BBC Online traffic was on Jan 2, 2018 with audiences consuming 10.2 petabytes and with peak traffic reaching 2.6 terabits per-second.A BBC spokeseperson told DTVE that this wasn’t driven by a major sporting or national live event like the wedding, but by strong performances that day for BBC series EastEnders and McMafia.The royal wedding was also the second most-popular live event ever on the BBC iPlayer with 1.9 million live requests, according to BBC data.The largest ever live event on the iPlayer was the England vs. Wales Euro 2016 football match, which attracted 2.05 million requests.On TV, the BBC logged an average audience size of 8.7 million people for the royal wedding and a peak audience rating of 13.1 million.Separately, content delivery network (CDN) Limelight Networks monitored the online traffic spikes experienced during the royal wedding by its customers, which include the BBC, Sky and Channel 4.Limelight recorded an average increase of 225% in viewership during the wedding, with the UK seeing a 119% increase in viewers and the US a 343% increase.The three biggest peaks in traffic included, in order of total viewership: the first appearance of the bride; the bride and groom’s first kiss; and the beginning of the formal procession.“The royal wedding demonstrates the growing pressures high-profile events can put on a broadcaster’s network,” said Jon Smith, managing director of EMEA at Limelight Networks.“Without the right CDN in place these additional requests from viewers just cannot be met, resulting in the loss of customers and the loss of revenue.”Nielsen reported that an estimated 29.2 million US TV viewers tuned into Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, which was carried live by 15 networks – including ABC, BBC America, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, PBS, Telemundo and Univision.last_img read more

Porters Shocking Admission about Stock Picking

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first_img Porter’s Shocking Admission about Stock Picking “This is the most amazing thing I’ve ever learned about finance,” said Porter recently. “It could turn terrible investors into good investors – instantly.” Read More Recommended Links — Yesterday, oil plummeted to its lowest level in nearly seven years… The price of oil fell 6.2% to $37.65, its lowest level since February 2009. Oil has now fallen an incredible 65% since peaking at $106 in June 2014. The world has a massive oil surplus right now. The oil stockpiles of developed countries hit a record high of nearly 3 billion barrels in September, according to the International Energy Agency. Yet major producers are still pumping oil… Monthly oil output for the U.S., the world’s largest oil producer, is at its highest level in nearly three decades. Russia, the world’s third-largest oil producer, is pumping more oil than it has since the Soviet era. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is also pumping near record amounts of oil. OPEC is a cartel of 12 oil-producing nations. It accounts for 40% of the world’s annual oil production. On Friday, OPEC made clear it isn’t cutting production. •  Weak oil prices have crushed energy stocks… SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP), which tracks large U.S. oil producers, has dropped 61% since oil peaked last June. Oil services companies, which sell “picks and shovels” to the oil industry, have also tanked. The Market Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH), which holds 26 oil services companies, has lost 50% since last June. •  Oil companies have shelved billions of dollars’ worth of projects… Energy consulting firm Wood Mackenzie estimates that North American oil companies alone have cut spending by $220 billion since last summer. And that’s only the beginning. The firm estimates that $1.5 trillion worth of North American oil projects can’t make money when oil trades for $50 or less. With oil trading below $40 now, they’ll likely make even bigger cuts. Meanwhile, investment research firm Moody’s expects cash flow for the global oil industry to drop by at least 20% this year. •  Canada’s energy sector is in a full-blown crisis… Canada is the world’s fifth-largest oil-producing country. Crude oil makes up 18% of Canada’s exports, making it by far the country’s biggest export. In October, The Conference Board of Canada said it expects revenues for Canada’s energy sector to fall 22% this year. It also expects the industry to record a net loss of about C$2.1 billion ($1.6 billion) in 2015. Last year, Canada’s energy industry made a C$6 billion profit. •  E.B. Tucker, editor of The Casey Report, said this would happen… A few months back, E.B. visited Canada’s oil country to see the crisis firsthand. E.B. shared his analysis in the October issue of The Casey Report. In that issue, E.B. said Alberta would become ground zero for Canada’s energy crisis. Alberta accounts for 16% of Canada’s $2 trillion annual GDP. And energy makes up a quarter of Alberta’s economic output. That means the entire province of Alberta is heavily influenced by the price of oil. Alberta’s economy shed 63,500 jobs from the start of the year through August. It hasn’t lost that many jobs in the first eight months of the year since the Great Recession. Last month, Alberta’s unemployment rate jumped to 7%, its highest level in five years. •  E.B. also said the crisis would spread from the oil patch to other parts of Alberta’s economy… Here’s E.B.: While energy only makes up 25% of the province’s GDP, Albertans will be shocked when they see what happens to other sectors now that the oil business has been cut in half. Construction, finance, real estate, and services all benefited from a 15-year oil boom. These other sectors will start shrinking soon. And it’s not going to be pretty. E.B was right. The boom times are clearly over…but Canada’s economic problems are just starting. •  Canada’s central bank is scrambling to fight the crisis… Lowering interest rates is the main tool central bankers use to stimulate the economy. To fight the financial crisis, the U.S. Federal Reserve cut its key rate to effectively zero in December 2008. Low rates make it cheaper for consumers and businesses to borrow and spend, which helps the economy…at least in theory. The Bank of Canada (BoC) – Canada’s version of the Fed – has already cut rates twice this year. Its key rate is now 0.5%. •  The Bank of Canada might drop its key rate to zero soon… Last month, Carolyn Wilkins, the BoC’s number two official, said, “It’s more likely that policy rates will fall to zero than in the past.” Even so, more rate cuts are unlikely to help Canada’s economy. Last month, Bloomberg Business reported that the Bank of Canada is already considering other options. “One important challenge for central banks now is that conventional monetary policy is stretched to its limits in some countries, where policy interest rates are at, or below, zero,” [Wilkins] said. “Because of this, a number of countries are using innovative monetary policy measures to return inflation to target.” Wilkins is essentially saying the BoC might launch its first quantitative easing (QE) program. QE is when a central bank creates money from nothing and pumps it into its financial system. It’s basically another term for money printing. Regards, Justin Spittler Delray Beach, Florida December 08, 2015 We want to hear from you. If you have a question or comment, please send it to feedback@caseyresearch.com. We read every email that comes in, and we’ll publish comments, questions, and answers that we think other readers will find useful.center_img •  QE would devalue Canada’s currency even more… Yesterday, low oil prices pushed the Canadian dollar to an 11-year low against the U.S. dollar. The Canadian dollar is now down 15% against the U.S. dollar over the past year. QE pumps money into a financial system without creating anything. The result is more currency units chasing the same number of goods. This makes a currency less valuable. QE is the last thing the Canadian dollar needs right now. As Casey readers know, the Canadian dollar is just one of many major currencies that has lost a huge amount of value this year. The Japanese yen has lost 16% against the U.S. dollar over the past year…the euro has lost 18%…the Australian dollar has lost 19%…the Mexican peso has lost 22%…and the Brazilian real is down 39%. These are stupendous moves for major currencies. After all, we’re not talking about volatile biotech stocks. This is the value of money in peoples’ bank accounts. •  These huge losses suggest we may be in the early stages of a global currency crisis… Casey Research founder Doug Casey has been warning of a currency collapse. He believes a collapse of major currencies could wipe out trillions of dollars in wealth, including pensions. Here’s Doug: It’s going to be much more severe, different, and longer-lasting than what we saw in 2008 and 2009…The U.S. created trillions of dollars to fight the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009. Most of those dollars are still sitting in the banking system and aren’t in the economy. Some have found their way into the stock markets and the bond markets, creating a stock bubble and a bond super-bubble. The higher stocks and bonds go, the harder they’re going to fall.” Unlike most people, Doug Casey has actually lived through a currency crisis. He was in Argentina when its currency collapsed in 2001 during the largest sovereign debt default ever. By making smart investments, he even managed to make a large gain on his money in the aftermath of the crisis. We recently recorded a video presentation with Doug on this topic. In the video, Doug shares his advice on how to position your money and investments for the collapse of a major currency like the U.S. dollar. Click here to watch the video. Chart of the Day The currencies of several major oil-producing nations are collapsing… Crude oil is the number one export of Canada, Norway, Russia, and Colombia. Each country’s currency tends to move with the price of oil. Today’s chart shows the performance of all four currencies versus the U.S. dollar. As you can see they have all crashed over the past year. The Canadian dollar (CAD) has dropped 15% to an 11-year low. The Norwegian kroner (NOK) has dropped 18% to a 13-year low. The Russian ruble (RUB) has dropped 23%. It’s now within 2% of the all-time low it hit in August. The Columbian peso (COP) has dropped 30%. It’s also flirting with its all-time low. Alternative currency that performs 300% better in a currency collapse Today, most Americans know absolutely nothing about, let alone own, this incredibly valuable asset. Click here to learn more. –last_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

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

Supreme Court judges to contribute to Kerala flood relief fundSupreme Court judges

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first_imgKerala flood relief and aid organisation The judges of the Supreme Court will contribute to the Kerala flood relief fund, Chief Justice Dipak Misra said today. A bench comprising CJI and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud made the observation during the hearing of a PIL that had sought barring of lawmakers from practising in courts across the country.“We are also making some contribution. Judges of this court are also making contribution for the flood relief fund,” the bench said. The observation came after Attorney General K K Venugopal referred to the “grave tragedy” that has struck Kerala rendering 10 million people homeless. The AG had earlier donated Rs one crore to the flood relief fund.Many other senior lawyers have also contributed significant amounts towards the relief fund. The south Indian state is facing its worst flood in 100 years with 80 dams opened and all rivers in spate. A body blow has been dealt to the state known for its scenic natural beauty, with its infrastructure, standing crops and tourism facilities getting severely hit.As per official records yesterday, 7,24,649 lakh people were housed in 5,645 relief camps across the state. The deadly monsoon rains have so far claimed 210 lives since August 8. Published on August 20, 2018 COMMENT File Photo of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.   –  PTI SHARE SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTSlast_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

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in some cases the cost of road salt rose by a factor of four The Washington Times noted that some salt supply companies have seen shippings triple in recent months and net four-quarter earnings rise by as much as 94% Businesses Abnormally cold weather has caused people to stay inside rather than go out and spend money That’s the basic explanation used by car dealerships fast food and other business categories for months of underwhelming sales tallies The list of businesses blaming Mother Nature for subpar earnings and sales reports also extends to the likes of Federal Express which said all the storms resulted in it losing $125 million in profits last quarter and Walmart which pointed to snow and cold weather as a reason for slumping sales in January and early February (MORE: The Government Is a Hitman and Uber Tesla and Airbnb Are in Its Crosshairs) Speaking of the world’s largest retailer Walmart just announced a huge lawn and garden sale that plays off homeowner desires to shake off winter "Given the extreme winter many of our customers experienced we know they are preparing to restore their gardens and outdoor living spaces” Michelle Gloeckler senior vice president of home Walmart US, Pakistan’s corners had a real tough time as Indian raiders proved too quick and clever for them. 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