Humidity decreases in time for ComicCon weekend

first_img Posted: July 20, 2017 July 20, 2017 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Humidity decreases in time for Comic-Con weekend KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A low pressure system that brought humid conditions to the region will begin to make its way out starting Thursday.Morning clouds and fog will stretch inland until mid-morning Thursday, allowing for mostly sunny skies Thursday. Morning fog will allow for cooler temperatures throughout the day.Conditions will be slightly more comfortable as humidity levels continue to lower through the weekend.Temperatures Thursday are expected to be 76 degrees along the coast, 85 degrees inland, 84 degrees for the mountains and 106 degrees in the deserts.last_img read more

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Soldotna To Conduct Feasibility Study On Relocation Of Sewage Discharge

first_imgCurrently wastewater is collected from approximately 29 miles of sewer lines and 16 different lift stations to the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant for treatment and disposal. Once treated and disinfected,  the wastewater is currently discharged at mile 20 of the Kenai River. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Soldotna City Council unanimously approved an ordinance at their council meeting on February 28, in order to appropriate funds to conduct an effluent discharge study for the Wastewater Treatment Plant. The ordinance will allow the city to update the outdated report, and evaluate the efficiency of the plant as it currently runs and study the feasibility of alternative options for the wastewater disposal. Robert Ruffner, member of the Board of Fisheries spoke to the Soldotna City Council on Wednesday, February 28: “We know that the discharge happens in an area that king salmon are spawning. If there is an alternative that would result in not having that discharge occur in an area as important as it does now, that would be great.”center_img Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-wastewater-.mp3VmJennifer-on-wastewater-.mp300:00RPd According to the ordinance the last report done on the city’s wastewater effluent discharge was conducted in 2000. The ordinance approves the appropriation of $35,000 to update the city’s current practices, and to potentially establish an alternative.last_img read more

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Congressman Seth Moulton Seeking Spring Interns

first_imgSALEM, MA — Congressman Moulton offers internships throughout the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters in both his Washington, D.C. and Salem offices.Internships in the Washington, D.C. office are intended for current undergraduate students, recent college graduates, and students currently enrolled in graduate school. Internships in the Salem district office are intended for current undergraduate students, recent college graduates, and students currently enrolled in graduate school. In some circumstances, high school students intern at the Salem office contingent upon their scheduling availability, and they are highly encouraged to apply.These internships are a great opportunity for interested students to gain hands-on experience in the legislative process. To apply, please fill out this form and attach a cover letter and resume. A staff member will be in touch within a few weeks. Feel free to call the office with any questions you may have.The deadline to submit an application for a Spring 2019 internship in Congressman Moulton’s office is November 9, 2018.(NOTE: The above information is from Congressman Seth Moulton’s Office.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedCongressman Seth Moulton Seeking Spring InternsIn “Government”Congressman Seth Moulton Seeking Fall InternsIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: Moulton Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Bill To Help Student Loan Borrowers Avoid DefaultIn “Government”last_img read more

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Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2s Parth Samthaan is a true Marvel fan heres

first_imgParth SamthaanInstagramThe Avengers: Endgame has caught the fancy of everyone and just like any other true fan of the superhero film, TV hunk Parth Samthaan to is hit with the fever.The Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 actor shared a post on his social media page and it surely does express the emotion of every Marvel fan ever. In the post, Parth is seen posing by the poster of the superhero movie along with a caption that read: “It’s not just a film ….Whatever it takes !!”Meanwhile, Parth, who lost his father recently, has resumed shoot for Star Plus’ Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 where he plays the male lead role of Anurag Basu.In the past few years, the actor has emerged as one of the most popular celebrities of Indian television with a massive fan following. Such is his popularity that his recent appearance in another show Kitchen Champions on Colors TV made him the highest paid celebrity contestant on the show. Besides his crazy fan following, it was being said that one of the primary reasons for the fat pay cheque was apparently because Parth’s show airs on a rival channel and hence had been paid a huge amount to be on the show.Although loved by millions, the hunk was bashed left, right and centre by fans when his kissing scene with Pooja Banerjee on a show went viral last month. Parth and Pooja, who play siblings – Anurag and Nivedita – on Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2, shared a liplock in Ekta Kapoor’s web series Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain 2.As soon as the video was uploaded online, netizens were left angered as they found the on-screen brother-sister duo kissing in another show extremely odd. Some also condemned the makers and the actors too for including a kissing scene between the actors who play siblings in Ekta’s other family drama.last_img read more

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Political Perspectives Flooding In The Bayou City

first_img Share More than a foot of rain hit Houston earlier this week and showers lingered until Thursday. Eight deaths have been blamed on flooding that inundated the area. Produced by Houston Public Media, Political Perspectives is a weekly web-series continuing the political discussion from its companion TV program, Red, White and Blue.  Host/commentators, Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus with moderator, Laurie Johnson will further the political conversation with their perspectives on political topics. The web-series will air online at 8 p.m. at www.houstonpublicmedia.org/perspectives following the 7:30 p.m. TV 8 broadcast of Red, White and Blue.last_img read more

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Study explains why soggy skin gets wrinkly but does not dissolve

first_imgImage credit: Wikipedia. Eczema treatment creams could make it worse Citation: Study explains why soggy skin gets wrinkly but does not dissolve (2011, March 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-03-soggy-skin-wrinkly-dissolve.html Myfanwy Evans, a mathematician at the Research School of Physics and Engineering at the Australian National University in Canberra, and her colleagues developed a stringy skin model to try to explain how the network of keratin fibers in the skin is arranged. Keratin is a fibrous protein also found in the nails and hair. Scientists already knew the keratin networks were important, but until now no one was certain of their structure.After a period in water the outer layer of the skin (the stratum corneum) expands, producing prune-like wrinkles. Earlier researchers suggested the stratum corneum expands as it absorbs water, but no one had yet explained why skin doesn’t fall apart when it has expanded.Keratin is known to prevent evaporation from the skin and to absorb water to help keep the skin hydrated. The stratum corneum layer also gives the skin its stretchy properties and the ability to spring back.Using computer modeling Evans approached the question from a geometric point of view to try to explain why skin maintains its structural rigidity after long exposure to water. She said the outer layer of skin contains a three-dimensional pattern of keratin fibers woven together to form a structure capable of acting like a sponge. The fibers are helical when dry but straighten out as water is absorbed, which allows the network to hold a greater volume of water. All the contacts between the keratin fibers remain intact throughout the expansion, and this makes the material structurally stable, Evans said.Evans, who has just completed her PhD, said after 24 hours submerged in water, the skin can suffer irreversible damage.Evans specializes in the study of gyroids, which are mathematical shapes first described by a NASA scientist, Alan Schoen in 1970. Since then, gyroids have been found in nature, such as in some butterflies, where light refracted through crystalline gyroids in the wings produce the vivid colors.Evans said an understanding of the geometry behind why skin wrinkles after too long in the bath could help scientists design materials with the properties of skin, able to stretch without losing strength. The paper will be published in the cross-disciplinary publication, the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. © 2010 PhysOrg.comcenter_img Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — A new study by mathematicians in Australia has explained how skin remains stable in water and does not dissolve, and why it wrinkles and remains a strong barrier even after absorbing large quantities of water. 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.last_img read more

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King of Clubs

first_imgTell us a bit about the plans you have for the Delhi chapter of PangaeaI’m a firm believer that the bricks and mortar, including to a degree, design, have little do with an ultra-lounge or clubs’ success.  It’s all about the ‘Party’.  Who ever has the best party in a city,  gets all the fun people.  This is very nightclub class #101.  As for the design, we chose not to use  Pangaea’s tried and tested fully tented, African tribal theme.  Pangaea completely took New York, Miami, Spain, London, and Singapore, by storm.  In India, we are going with a highly opulent, fine art related theme, which is absolutely spectacular and I hope the uber wealthy Indians will appreciate.  Regardless of design, our philosophy and psychology that drive our brand and party will be no different than all other Pangaeas.  If something isn’t broken why fix it.Why use the name Pangaea?The super-continent of Pangaea is the ultimate primal, primitive beginning of the tectonic movement of the earth’s crust, that over millions of years shaped the continents and way of life we  know now.  I wanted to go back to the absolute roots of the world to remind me to go back to basics in developing and operating an ultra-lounge; service, drama, fantasy, escape, revelry, and ultra exclusivity.  It’s called the perfect party!What sort of clientele are we going to witness in Pangaea?Our clientele, or guests as we like to refer to them, have for 32 years always been the elite, super affluent, ridiculously famous, most fashionable and beautiful, including royal familiars and heads of state. The list of Pangaea guests of extreme fame is endless. The party crowd in Delhi is different from those across the world, what are the plans?People party, the world over, exactly the same.  The dynamics of why they go out, what they hope to find or achieve, the aspects of escape, fantasy, networking, meeting and greeting is universal.  Some countries have more highly developed nightlife scenes than others.  This is due to a vast range of pre-conditions, and a hierarchy of wants and needs.  We hope, if lucky, and with  your support, to be India’s first globally renowned club.  It all depends on whether you like, love it, or hate it.  At Pangaea, we don’t forget where our bread is buttered.last_img read more

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Storekeeper of govt hospital arrested for demanding bribe

first_imgKolkata: A staffer of a state-run hospital in the city has been arrested for allegedly demanding bribe from a patient’s family for completing the paperwork required for providing a free stent for a life saving operation, police said today.The family’s ordeal continued for three months after 23-year-old Amit Mandal was admitted to the hospital on January 25 as the requisite procedure for getting a free stent dragged on for over 90 days. The patient, who was suffering from brain aneurysm, a bulging blood vessel in the brain, died on April 27. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsPalash Dutta, the storekeeper at the Bangur Institute of Neurosciences (BIN), had allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs 3 lakh from Mandals family for completing the paperwork required for getting a sanction for the stent, costing Rs 7 lakh. A stent is given free to patients being treated in government hospitals in the state. But if the device costs more than Rs 4 lakh, the file has to be forwarded to the ‘Swastha Bhavan’ for its clearance.The accused was arrested late Saturday night after Mandals father had lodged a complaint with the hospital and the police on April 27, a senior officer of Kolkata Police said.As per the fathers complaint, Dutta had not forwarded the papers to the Swastha Bhavan. The father also said in his complaint that Dutta had abused and assaulted the patients mother when she had visited his chamber at the BIN.last_img read more

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Pak votes to stay put of conflict

first_imgPakistani lawmakers on Friday unanimously voted to stay out of the Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen in a blow to the alliance behind the campaign, while planes with badly needed medical aid landed in Yemen’s embattled capital, Sanaa – the first such deliveries since the airstrikes started over two weeks ago. After days of debating, Pakistan’s legislature adopted a resolution stating that “Pakistan should maintain neutrality in the Yemen conflict so as to be able to play a proactive diplomatic role to end the crisis.Pakistani lawmakers said after their vote Friday that they hoped it would pave the way for a resolution to the Yemen crisis. Sirajul Haq, the head of Pakistan’s most organized Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan party, said Islamabad could “play the role of a mediator.”The United Nations and Iran have called for a return Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attended the joint session of parliament in a sign of his approval.last_img read more

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Carnival appoints Adolfo Perez as Senior VP of Sales Trade Marketing

first_img Posted by Share << Previous PostNext Post >> MIAMI — Carnival Cruise Line has promoted 36-year veteran Adolfo Perez to the role of senior vice president of sales and trade marketing.Perez, who had been serving as vice president of sales and trade marketing since 2015, has helped roll out several initiatives and programs to fortify relationships with travel agents and various associations. In his new role, he will continue to be responsible for Carnival’s business development teams and trade marketing functions in Canada, the U.S., and international markets.Perez will report to Ken Tate, who has been promoted to executive vice president & chief commercial officer.Adolfo PerezLast year Perez got “Travel Agents Rock” tattooed on his arm.“Adolfo has been critical to driving growth in our travel agent business, both domestically and internationally, and we want to recognize the success of his leadership and the efforts of his team and the results they have delivered,” said Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy. “We greatly value our relationship with our travel agent partners and all of us at Carnival are committed to continuing to work hard to develop innovative and beneficial programs to support them.”More news:  Flights cancelled as British Airways hit by computer problemPerez first joined Carnival in 1982 as an embarkation agent, climbing in the ranks to hold various managerial positions within the company’s sales and reservations departments, including vice president of reservations sales. Prior to joining Sales & Trade Marketing, he launched the company’s international sales and marketing office in London and, upon his return to the U.S., served as Carnival’s vice president of new markets and product marketing.“Working with the sales and trade marketing team for the past two and a half years has been an incredibly rewarding experience and I look forward to forging ahead with even more initiatives in the next phase of this role,” said Perez. “From Agentpalooza to our popular ‘Travel Agents Rock’ program, it’s been gratifying to see the relationship with our valued travel partners grow stronger and this is just the beginning.”Perez is based in Miami Beach, Florida. Tags: Carnival Cruise Line, Peoplecenter_img Carnival appoints Adolfo Perez as Senior VP of Sales & Trade Marketing Travelweek Group Tuesday, January 30, 2018 last_img read more

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Protests in Bangkok could get worse

first_imgParts of Bangkok were closed yesterday as anti-government protesters marched on government headquarters at a military base.At least 100,000 people dressed in red shirts demonstrated outside the base while shops and offices on the northern outskirts of Bangkok closed for the day.The demonstrators are demanding that the Thailand’s Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva dissolve parliament according to the Associated Press.However, Abhisit said on television that he would not give in to the Red Shirts.“Asking for the dissolution of Parliament before noon in exchange for a halt to the demonstrations, we all agreed it can’t be done,” “However, it doesn’t mean the government coalition parties and I won’t listen to their ideas.” The Red Shirts have since announced they will collect between two and 20 teaspoons of blood from each demonstrator, totalling around 1000 litres, to splash onto the headquarters. “If Abhisit wants to work in that place again, he’ll have to cross our blood,” Nattawut Saikua, one of the protest leaders, told his supporters, the New York Times reported. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: J.L <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/28967/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a>last_img read more

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Rep Allor invites residents to November office hours

first_img13Nov Rep. Allor invites residents to November office hours Categories: Allor News Wednesday, Nov. 21Cheboygan: 10 to 11 a.m. at Walker Township Hall, 7021 Montgomery Road, in Afton. Tuesday, Nov. 20Alpena: 12 to 1 p.m. at Alpena Community College, Donald Newport Center Room 106, 665 Johnson St., in Alpena. Monday, Nov. 19Presque Isle: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Karsten’s Restaurant, 1072 W. 3rd St., in Rogers City. State Rep. Sue Allor, of Wolverine, today invited people to get their voices heard during office hours this month in Alcona, Alpena, Cheboygan, Iosco and Presque Isle counties.“Office hours are the best way to connect with  people living in northeast Michigan,” Allor said. “I encourage people to attend, share their concerns and ask questions.”The legislator will be available at the following times and locations:Thursday, Nov. 15Alcona: 12 to 1 p.m. at Alcona County Courthouse, Commissioner’s Meeting Room, 106 5th St., in Harrisville; andIosco: 2 to 3 p.m. at Big Boy, 1222 S. U.S. 23, in East Tawas. No appointments are necessary to attend office hours. Those who are unable to attend, but would still like to talk with the representative, may contact her Lansing office at (517) 373-0833 or SueAllor@house.mi.gov.###last_img read more

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Editors note Western Civilization is crumbling…

first_imgEditor’s note: Western Civilization is crumbling… Crisis Investing editor Nick Giambruno recently sat down with Casey Research founder Doug Casey to discuss this disturbing trend. Below is a transcript of their conversation… Nick Giambruno: The decline of Western Civilization is on a lot of people’s minds. Let’s talk about this trend. Doug Casey: Western Civilization has its origins in ancient Greece. It’s unique among the world’s civilizations in putting the individual—as opposed to the collective—in a central position. It enshrined logic and rational thought—as opposed to mysticism and superstition—as the way to deal with the world. It’s because of this that we have science, technology, great literature and art, capitalism, personal freedom, the concept of progress, and much, much more. In fact, almost everything worth having in the material world is due to Western Civilization. Ayn Rand once said “East minus West equals zero.” I think she went a bit too far, as a rhetorical device, but she was essentially right. When you look at what the world’s other civilizations have brought to the party, at least over the last 2,500 years, it’s trivial. I lived in the Orient for years. There are many things I love about it—martial arts, yoga, and the cuisine among them. But all the progress they’ve made is due to adopting the fruits of the West. Recommended Link Trump’s New Weapon (Bigger than the MOAB Bomb He Dropped) While reports of Trump dropping the biggest bomb since our nukes in WWII are being released… Americans are being left in the dark about a NEW and much bigger weapon he could soon have and use… (Hint: It has nothing to do with Syria, North Korea or Afghanistan.) Click here for the details… Nick Giambruno: Speaking of ancient civilizations like Rome, interest rates are about the lowest they’ve been in 5,000 years of recorded history. Trillions of dollars’ worth of government bonds trade at negative yields. Of course, this couldn’t happen in a free market. It’s only possible because of central bank manipulation. How will artificially low interest rates affect the collapse of Western Civilization? Doug Casey: It’s really, really serious. I previously thought it was metaphysically impossible to have negative interest rates but, in the Bizarro World central banks have created, it’s happened. Negative interest rates discourage saving. Once again, saving is what builds capital. Without capital you wind up as an empty shell—Rome in 450 A.D., or Detroit today—lots of wonderful but empty buildings and no economic activity. Worse, it forces people to desperately put their money in all manner of idiotic speculations in an effort to stay ahead of inflation. They wind up chasing the bubbles the funny money creates. Let me re-emphasize something: in order for science and technology to advance you need capital. Where does capital come from? It comes from people producing more than they consume and saving the difference. Debt, on the other hand, means you’re living above your means. You’re either consuming the capital others have saved, or you’re mortgaging your future. Zero and negative interest rate policies, and the creation of money out of nowhere, are actually destructive of civilization itself. It makes the average guy feel that he’s not in control of his own destiny. He starts believing that the State, or luck, or Allah will provide for him. That attitude is typical of people from backward parts of the world—not Western Civilization. Nick Giambruno: What does it say about the economy and society that people work so hard to interpret what officials from the Federal Reserve and other central banks say? Doug Casey: It’s a shameful waste of time. They remind me of primitives seeking the counsel of witch doctors. One hundred years ago, the richest people in the country—the Rockefellers, the Carnegies, and such—made their money creating industries that actually made stuff. Now, the richest people in the country just shuffle money around. They get rich because they’re close to the government and the hydrant of currency materialized by the Federal Reserve. I’d say it’s a sign that society in the US has become quite degraded. The world revolves much less around actual production, but around guessing the direction of financial markets. Negative interest rates are creating bubbles, and will eventually result in an economic collapse. Nick Giambruno: Negative interest rates are essentially a tax on savings. A lot of people would rather pull their money out of the bank and stuff it under a mattress than suffer that sting. The economic central planners know this. It’s why they’re using negative interest rates to ramp up the War on Cash—the push to eliminate paper currency and create a cashless society. The banking system is very fragile. Banks don’t hold much paper cash. It’s mostly digital bytes on a computer. If people start withdrawing paper money en masse, it won’t take much to bring the whole system down. Their solution is to make accessing cash harder, and in some cases, illegal. That’s why the economic witch doctors at Harvard are pounding the table to get rid of the $100 bill. Take France, for example. It’s now illegal to make cash transactions over €1,000 without documenting them properly. Negative interest rates have turbocharged the War on Cash. If the central planners win this war, it would be the final deathblow to financial privacy. How does this all relate to the collapse of Western Civilization? Doug Casey: I believe the next step in their idiotic plan is to abolish cash. Decades ago they got rid of gold coinage, which used to circulate day to day in people’s pockets. Then they got rid of silver coinage. Now, they’re planning to get rid of cash altogether. So you won’t even have euros or dollars or pounds in your wallet anymore, or if you do, it will only be very small denominations. Everything else is going to have to be done through electronic payment processing. This is a huge disaster for the average person: absolutely everything that you buy or sell, other than perhaps a candy bar or a hamburger, is going to have to go through the banking system. Thus, the government will be able to monitor every transaction and payment. Financial privacy, even what’s left of it today, will literally cease to exist. Privacy is one of the big differences between a civilized society and a primitive society. In a primitive society, in your little dirt hut village, anybody can look through your window or pull back the flap on your tent. You have no privacy. Everybody can hear everything; see anything. This was one of the marvelous things about Western Civilization—privacy was valued, and respected. But that concept, like so many others, is on its way out… — Recommended Linkcenter_img Nick Giambruno: There are so many things degrading Western Civilization. Where do we begin? Doug Casey: It’s been said, correctly, that a civilization always collapses from within. World War 1, in 1914, signaled the start of the long collapse of Western Civilization. Of course, termites were already eating away at the foundations, with the writings of people like Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Karl Marx. It’s been on an accelerating downward path ever since, even though technology and science have been improving at a quantum pace. They are, however, like delayed action flywheels, operating on stored energy and accumulated capital. Without capital, intellectual freedom, and entrepreneurialism, science and technology will slow down. I’m optimistic we’ll make it to Kurzweil’s Singularity, but there are no guarantees. Things also changed with the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913. Before that, the US used gold coinage for money. “The dollar” was just a name for 1/20th of an ounce of gold. That is what the dollar was. Paper dollars were just receipts for gold on deposit in the Treasury. The income tax, enacted the same year, threw more sand in the gears of civilization. The world was much freer before the events of 1913 and 1914, which acted to put the State at the center of everything. The Fed and the income tax are both disastrous and unnecessary things, enemies of the common man in every way. Unfortunately, people have come to believe they’re fixtures in the cosmic firmament. They’re the main reasons—there are many other reasons, though, unfortunately—why the average American’s standard of living has been dropping since the early 1970s. In fact, were it not for these things, and the immense amount of capital destroyed during the numerous wars of the last 100 years, I expect we’d have already colonized the moon and Mars. Among many other things… But I want to re-emphasize that the science, the technology, and all the wonderful toys we have are not the essence of Western Civilization. They’re consequences of individualism, capitalism, rational thought, and personal freedom. It’s critical not to confuse cause and effect. Nick Giambruno: You mentioned that the average American’s standard of living has dropped since the early 1970s. This is directly related to the US government abandoning the dollar’s last link to gold in 1971. Since then, the Federal Reserve has been able to debase the US dollar without limit. I think the dollar’s transformation into a purely fiat currency has eroded the rule of law and morality in the US. It’s similar to what happened in the Roman Empire after it started debasing its currency. What do you think, Doug? Doug Casey: All the world’s governments and central banks share a common philosophy, which drives these policies. They believe that you create economic activity by stimulating demand, and you stimulate demand by printing money. And, of course, it’s true, in a way. Roughly the same way a counterfeiter can stimulate a local economy. Unfortunately, they ignore that, and completely ignore that the way a person or a society becomes wealthy is by producing more than they consume and saving the difference. That difference, savings, is how you create capital. Without capital you’re reduced to subsistence, scratching at the earth with a stick. These people think that by inflating—which is to say destroying—the currency, they can create prosperity. But what they’re really doing, is destroying capital: When you destroy the value of the currency, that discourages people from saving it. And when people don’t save, they can’t build capital, and the vicious cycle goes on. This is destructive for civilization itself, in both the long term and the short term. The more paper money, the more credit, they create, the more society focuses on finance, as opposed to production. It’s why there are many times more people studying finance than science. The focus is increasingly on speculation, not production. Financial engineering, not mechanical, electrical, or chemical engineering. And lots of laws and regulations to keep the unstable structure from collapsing. What keeps a truly civil society together isn’t laws, regulations, and police. It’s peer pressure, social opprobrium, moral approbation, and your reputation. These are the four elements that keep things together. Western Civilization is built on voluntarism. But, as the State grows, that’s being replaced by coercion in every aspect of society. There are regulations on the most obscure areas of life. As Harvey Silverglate pointed out in his book, the average American commits three felonies a day. Whether he’s caught and prosecuted is a subject of luck and the arbitrary will of some functionary. That’s antithetical to the core values of Western Civilization. Nick Giambruno: You’ve mentioned before that language and words provide important clues to the collapse of Western Civilization. How so? Doug Casey: Many of the words you hear, especially on television and other media, are confused, conflated, or completely misused. Many recent changes in the way words are used are corrupting the language. As George Orwell liked to point out, to control language is to control thought. The corruption of language is adding to the corruption of civilization itself. This is not a trivial factor in the degradation of Western Civilization. Words—their exact meanings, and how they’re used—are critically important. If you don’t mean what you say and say what you mean, then it’s impossible to communicate accurately. Forget about transmitting philosophical concepts. Take for example shareholders and stakeholders. We all know that a shareholder actually owns a share in a company, but have you noticed that over the last generation shareholders have become less important than stakeholders? Even though stakeholders are just hangers-on, employees, or people who are looking to get in on a shakedown. But everybody slavishly acknowledges, “Yes, we’ve got to look out for the stakeholders.” Where did that concept come from? It’s a recent creation, but Boobus americanus seems to think it was carved in stone at the country’s founding. We’re told to protect them, as if they were a valuable and endangered species. I say, “A pox upon stakeholders.” If they want a vote in what a company does, then they ought to become shareholders. Stakeholders are a class of being created out of nothing by Cultural Marxists for the purpose of shaking down shareholders. Nick Giambruno: Thanks, Doug, until next time. Doug Casey: Thanks, Nick. Editor’s note: Doug and Nick are on the frontlines of the collapse of Western Civilization. As they explained, there’s major turmoil ahead… Most investors can’t handle the sort of chaos that’s on the way. But Nick and Doug know how to turn crisis opportunities like this into huge profits. The first domino is set to fall tomorrow. Click here to see why. — Economic earthquake, Dow to drop 10% in one day? Right now, a severe political earthquake is rippling through France, and it could end up ripping apart the European Union, sending shockwaves throughout the world economy. If you have even $1 invested in the US stock market, you must pay attention. A global currency war could be on the horizon, and that would even threaten your cash stash. Go here for the full story on this unfolding crisis, along with a detailed protection plan…last_img read more

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Free Report Reveals Landmark Investment Opportuni

first_imgFree Report Reveals: Landmark Investment OpportunityAre we about to witness the biggest new trend of our lifetime? A former money manager, famous for predicting the renter trend, legal marijuana wave, blockchain boom, and Bitcoin bubble is going on record with his next prediction—as a new industry goes from essentially $0… to potentially $400 billion over the next few years. If you’re searching for new opportunities to potentially turn a small investment into a nice nest egg, be sure to give this report a read. Coming to a neighborhood near YOUA controversial new technology is expected to hit every neighborhood in America—even YOURS. It’s already being reported on in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. Find out what it could mean for you and your wealth. — If this happens, how do we provide the necessary power to feed the battery requirements? Will this mean an increase in power plants to provide the extra capability. The other question is the infrastructure need to keep these vehicles on the road.– Philip Recommended Link By Justin Spittler, editor, Casey Daily DispatchIn the morning, I wake up to the sound of waves crashing on the beach.At sunset, I get to enjoy million-dollar views like this one from my beachside condo in Cartagena, Colombia.I shared this picture with some of my relatives yesterday. And I got a question that I often get when I share photos from my travels.“How do you afford this?”I get why people ask. In Miami, a room with a view like this would easily cost around $300 a night. But I’m only paying about $100 a night.These are the deals you can only snag in the developing world. Recommended Link • Emerging market stocks have been showing strength… You can see what I mean below. This chart shows the performance of the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM), which tracks over 800 emerging market stocks.You can see that EEM fell 15% in 2018. That was its biggest decline since 2015.But something encouraging has happened over the last three months. EEM started “carving out a bottom.”An asset carves out a bottom when it stops falling, trades in a tight range for a period of time, and then starts moving higher. This signals that buyers have stepped in and given the asset’s price a “floor.” It’s a major clue that the asset is ready to climb higher.In other words, emerging market stocks could soon turn the corner and start rising again.• If that happens, emerging market stocks could deliver big gains in the coming months… I say this because we’ve been here before.You can see what I mean below. This chart shows the last two major corrections by EEM.The first one came after a 31% correction in 2011. EEM went on to rally 42% over the next three years.The second major rally followed a 36% correction that took place between 2014 and 2016. EEM would go on to rally 92% in just over two years.It now looks like we’re on the verge of another big rally, and there are many potential catalysts that I’m watching… but the biggest is the U.S. dollar.• The U.S. dollar is weakening… You can see what I mean below.This chart shows the performance of the U.S. Dollar Index since the start of 2017. This index tracks the dollar’s performance against major currencies like the Japanese yen and the euro.You can see that the U.S. dollar (USD) is starting to roll over. It’s down 1.5% since November 12. In other words, it’s doing the exact opposite of what emerging market stocks are doing.And there’s good reason for this to continue.I say this because “Long U.S. Dollar” is the most crowded trade right now, according to a global fund manager survey by Bank of America. It has been for the past two straight months. (A trade becomes crowded when it becomes extremely popular. And that often happens just before the tide turns.)This hasn’t happened since March and April 2017. The U.S. dollar went on to fall 10% over the next six months. As you can see, it’s a great contrarian indicator. And it signals danger ahead for the dollar.Of course, you’re probably wondering why a weak dollar is good for emerging market stocks. Simple.• Many emerging markets have loaded up on debt… Specifically, they loaded up on U.S. dollar-denominated debt.According to Business Insider, about $500 billion worth of USD-denominated bonds and loans, issued by emerging market governments and companies will come due this year.By 2026, around $2.7 trillion worth of USD-denominated bonds and loans will have to either be paid off or refinanced.That debt becomes more expensive to service when the U.S. dollar is strengthening. When the dollar is weakening, it becomes easier to service.This is why a weak dollar is lifting emerging market stocks.That said, the U.S. dollar hasn’t broken down yet.• But if it does, emerging market stocks could go on a serious run… So add EEM to your watchlist if you haven’t yet.Just remember that emerging market stocks are volatile. Treat them like a speculation if you decide to invest in them. Don’t bet more money than you can afford to lose. And take profits along the way.Regards,Justin Spittler Cartagena, Colombia January 17, 2019Market Insight: Sports Betting Is Open for Business By E.B. Tucker, editor, Strategic InvestorIn May 2018, the Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling. And in turn, opened up the floodgates to a multibillion-dollar industry overnight.Today, all 50 U.S. states now have the power to license, regulate, and tax sports betting within their borders.And states are already stampeding to go all-in on the sports betting rush. Just weeks after the decision, Delaware became the first state to launch a full-scale sports operation under the new ruling. It took in over $7 million in sports bets in the first three weeks.New Jersey launched legal sports betting on June 14. Through the first 17 days, it took in over $16.4 million in bets.And this is just the beginning… Today, about a dozen other states are currently working to pass new laws.This is a huge opportunity. Billions are up for grabs.Consider that in 2017, sports fans bet an estimated $10 billion on the NCAA Final Four. They bet upwards of $5 billion on the Super Bowl. Add in 16 regular-season NFL games, a full MLB season, hockey, and prop bets on everything you can imagine… and the total amount wagered on sports was well in excess of $100 billion.Keep in mind, that’s a rough estimate. Until the first legal sportsbook opened in June, sports betting outside of Nevada required finding a bookie to take your bet.Even while it was largely illegal, 57% of sports fans surveyed admitted to placing at least one sports bet.That number climbs to 70% when you add in those who haven’t placed a bet but would like to.Whenever we see a once-illegal market step into the mainstream, the entire market has to readjust. Entirely new companies are created. Stocks soar. Early investors can make a fortune.Just consider in 2016, the illegal cannabis market in the U.S. was estimated to be worth about $46 billion. But with pro-cannabis legislation sweeping the country, the legal pot market is forecast to reach $146 billion by 2025. That’s more than a 200% increase.That’s the sort of opportunity we have today.– E.B. TuckerP.S. With the ban on sports betting in the U.S. now gone, you may be tempted to go out and buy stock in the biggest Las Vegas casinos. I’d encourage you not to do that. That’s because the Vegas casinos won’t benefit from this new ruling. In fact, it could even harm them.I’ve identified three publicly traded companies that are primed to soar as legal sports betting goes mainstream. And the time to get in is now.If you’re interested in learning more, I invite you to attend a landmark event tonight at 8 p.m. ET. During this exclusive summit, I’ll share more details on these three opportunities… all of them have the potential to soar 1,000% in the weeks to come. I’ll also share why this explosive new market could be 40 times bigger than the legal marijuana industry in a matter of years.You can sign up for free right here.Reader MailbagReaders are skeptical and have a lot of questions about Tuesday’s Dispatch on electric vehicles…Won’t all these new electric cars also be smart cars, able to track all our movements, just like our smart phones and smart TVs do now? And if the electronic grid shuts down, won’t they be useless?– Laura Technically, EVs produce “zero emissions,” but the emissions are just transferred from the vehicle itself to the power plant source. Unless that source is nuclear, the pollution is just moved to another place!– ThomasAnd apparent long-time Casey reader responds to subscriber Jack about “Doug Casey on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez”…Obviously, “Jack” is not a reader of Casey. . . Doug has never been one to shrink from calling out incompetent politicians, nor imbecilic political ideas. Regarding Jack’s advice for Doug to avoid damaging his “brand” by sharing his opinions on politicians. . . His beat is economics. . . Which, of course, is inextricably linked to politics.– MarkIf you have any questions or suggestions for the Dispatch, send them to us at feedback@caseyresearch.com. — • Still, most Americans won’t take “the trouble” to travel to Cartagena… That’s because Colombia has a reputation for being dangerous, and for good reason. In the ‘80s and ’90s, it was one of the most dangerous countries in the world. Rival drug cartels didn’t think twice about killing each other in broad daylight.And it’s true that there’s still an element of danger, but that’s true of anyplace in the world these days.Nonetheless, most Americans would rather soak up some sun in Miami or Hawaii. If they do go abroad, Cancun or Cabo San Lucas is about as exotic as most people get.There’s a reason for this.• Most Americans don’t like to get too far out of their comfort zones… That’s true of traveling.It’s also true of investing.Most American investors only own U.S. stocks. This is because they know what they’re buying when they buy U.S. stocks. They’ve eaten at McDonald’s. They’ve shopped at Walmart and on Amazon. They bank with JPMorgan Chase or Bank of America.U.S. stocks have also been easy money lately. The S&P 500 is up 288% since early 2009. With returns like that, you may be wondering why you should even bother owning foreign stocks.But here’s the thing.• Bull markets don’t last forever… There’s no guarantee that U.S. stocks will go up again this year. In fact, as I’ve shown you in recent essays, major red flags are popping up, specifically in the credit market.That’s why I’ve been encouraging readers to lighten up on risky U.S. stocks.But that doesn’t mean it’s time to panic and sell everything. Instead, you need to be very careful about the stocks you own. And be willing to look outside the U.S. market.You see, there’s a group of stocks poised to deliver big gains this year.• I’m talking about emerging market stocks… Emerging markets are countries that are on their way to being developed countries like the United States and Germany.China and India are the two biggest emerging markets.Unfortunately, I haven’t made my way to those countries yet.But I have spent a lot of time in other emerging markets.In the past year alone, I’ve been to Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Turkey, Portugal, Poland, and Hungary. I also spent five weeks in Argentina, which was recently demoted from emerging market status to “frontier” status.I went to these places because it’s my job to find the world’s top money-making opportunities and share them with you. And I can’t do that sitting at a desk from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. all week.Each country I’ve visited is unique. But these emerging markets also had a lot in common. For one, none of these places was as backwards as the average American probably thinks. And most of them are growing rapidly.Of course, those aren’t good enough reasons to buy emerging market stocks. So let’s take a look at some important technical indicators… You can claim it free here More details herelast_img read more

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first_img5650 W. Fon du Lac Ave.Last updated on May 15th, 2019 at 04:51 pmLocal chef and restaurateur Michael Feker wants to expand his restaurant repertoire with an establishment on Milwaukee’s north side.Feker, represented by his investment group JAMI LLC, has offered to purchase a city-owned property, located at 5650 W. Fond du Lac Ave., with plans to renovate the building, according to a Common Council resolution. Feker was not immediately available for comment. The building, which formerly housed Szechuan Chinese Restaurant, was acquired by the city in November 2015 through property tax foreclosure. Feker owns Italian restaurant Il Mito in Wauwatosa and globally-inspired restaurant and catering service Zesti in Hartland. In late March, he opened 2Mesa, a Mexican restaurant located on Milwaukee’s west side. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

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Rice U health economists launch project to study physicianhospital integration

first_imgShare2Jeff Falk713-348-6775jfalk@rice.eduRice U. health economists launch project to study physician-hospital integration   HOUSTON – (June 16, 2016) – The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and changing economic conditions have encouraged the integration of physicians and hospitals, particularly through accountable care organizations and medical homes. Vivian Ho, chair in health economics at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is launching a first-of-its-kind study to advance the understanding of the association between physician-hospital integration and the quality and price of health care.Credit: shutterstock.com/Rice University“The project will provide valuable information to physicians, hospitals and consumers about the effects of physician-hospital integration,” said Ho, who is also director of the institute’s Center for Health and Biosciences, professor of economics at Rice and professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. “In addition, analysis results could lead policymakers to modify regulations involving the formation of accountable care organizations (ACO), which were introduced into Medicare as part of the Affordable Care Act.”Marah Short, associate director of the Center for Health and Biosciences, and Ho will serve as co-investigators of the study, which is supported by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.Accountable care organizations give a team of health care providers — primary care physicians, hospitals, specialists and public or private health payers — an incentive to deliver coordinated patient care that yields continuity across time and visits. This coordinated care should improve patient outcomes while slowing cost growth, but integration could also enable hospitals to raise prices, according to Ho and Short. Examining both price and quality of care is necessary to determine the implications of physician-hospital integration for consumers, they said.To complete their study, the investigators will conduct a before-and-after comparison of integration using data for 2008-2013 drawn from the American Hospital Association Annual Survey, the Medicare Hospital Compare database and multiple state databases that collect detailed hospital-level financial reports. Ho and Short said the Medicare Hospital Compare database provides a novel opportunity to examine quality of care measured by timeliness and effectiveness of care for specific conditions, such as acute myocardial infarction, heart failure and stroke care, and readmission rates within 30 days of a patient being treated for such conditions. The database also provides an opportunity to assess the patient experience through such details as communication with doctors and nurses.“This project is an important step toward determining the effect on consumers and a building block for future research on the effects of the ACA,” Ho said. “ACOs have been encouraged because policymakers believe that integrated care will improve the quality of patient care. But tighter integration may yield greater market power to health care providers, which could raise prices for consumers in an already expensive market.”-30-For more information or to schedule an interview with Ho, contact Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.Related materials:Ho bio: http://bakerinstitute.org/experts/vivian-ho.Short bio: http://bakerinstitute.org/experts/marah-short.Follow the Baker Institute via Twitter @BakerInstitute.Follow the Center for Health and Biosciences via Twitter @BakerCHB.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top five university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog. AddThislast_img read more

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Disney Google Cut Ties With YouTube Star PewDiePie for Posting AntiSemitic Content

first_imgYouTube Disney, Google Cut Ties With YouTube Star PewDiePie for Posting Anti-Semitic Content Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Image credit: PewDiePie | Youtube PewDiePie Register Now » –shares February 14, 2017center_img Entrepreneur Staff 2 min read YouTube’s most popular creator will no longer work with Maker Studios or stream the second season of his reality show on YouTube Red. Add to Queue Swedish YouTube star Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, known as PewDiePie, has lost a partnership with Disney and faces restrictions from Google after posting several videos containing offensive imagery.The most recent instance occurred in a video that Kjellberg uploaded on Jan. 11, in which he discussed a series of services he purchased online, including having paid two men make and hold up a sign displaying an anti-Semitic message in a video. The Wall Street Journal reportedly found nine videos by Kjellberg that featured this type of content.Related: YouTube Star PewDiePie’s Firm Rakes in $8 Million ProfitKjellberg is YouTube’s most popular creator, with more than 53 million subscribers. Maker Studios, a Disney-owned multi-channel network, announced this week that it has stopped working with Kjellberg. Last year, Kjellberg launched his own network, Revelmode, under the Maker Studios auspices.While YouTube has not banned its biggest star from the platform, the site’s subscription service, YouTube Red, has cancelled the second season of Scare PewDiePie, Kjellberg’s reality series. He also can no longer participate in the Google Preferred advertising program, which is reserved for the top 5 percent of YouTube channels.Over the weekend, Kjellberg took to Tumblr to respond:Related: YouTube’s Highest-Paid Star Just Trolled Everyone. Here’s What You Can Learn.“I make videos for my audience. I think of the content that I create as entertainment, and not a place for any serious political commentary. I know my audience understand (sic) that and that is why they come to my channel. Though this was not my intention, I understand that these jokes were ultimately offensive,” he wrote. “As laughable as it is to believe that I might actually endorse these people, to anyone unsure on my standpoint regarding hate-based groups: No, I don’t support these people in any way.”On Monday, a Maker Studios spokesperson told Variety, “Although Felix has created a following by being provocative and irreverent, he clearly went too far in this case and the resulting videos are inappropriate. Maker Studios has made the decision to end our affiliation with him going forward.” Next Article Entrepreneur Stafflast_img read more

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How to Get the Best Amazon Deals and Discounts

first_img The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. July 5, 2017 Use these 12 tips to find the best products and prices on Amazon. Writers 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Image credit: Shutterstock Kara Kamenec and Grant Brunner –shares Guest Writer Amazon 6 min read Amazon is synonymous with online shopping, and with good reason. Launched over 20 years ago, the world’s largest retailer now sells nearly every mainstream product throughout all categories with brands ranging from niche sellers to global labels.At this point, Amazon is the closest thing to a digital one-stop shopping destination; it even sells clothes. The Seattle-based commerce giant has also expanded into food delivery with AmazonFresh; its latest gadget — the Dash Wand — makes it easy for shoppers to add items to their AmazonFresh shopping cart. It’s also testing a drone-based delivery system, dubbed Amazon PrimeAir. But beyond the novel promotions and gimmicks, Amazon is an incredible option for shoppers of all stripes. There’s so much to choose from, but it can be challenging to find the best prices. To help you streamline the purchasing process, we’ve come up with 12 tips to score better prices and find the products you really want.1. Join Amazon Prime.If you’re a frequent Amazon shopper, Amazon Prime is a must-have. For just $99 per year, you’ll gain access to unlimited two-day shipping on millions of items and exclusive discounts. Even better, the Prime Video service includes countless movies and TV episodes, Prime Reading delivers access to loads of books and periodicals, Prime Music has more than 2 million ad-free songs, video game pre-orders are 20 percent off and Prime Photos gives members unlimited online photo storage.2. Check out Amazon Best Sellers for gifts.Want to know what’s popular for children, or red hot on the tech scene? Head over to Amazon Best Sellers for answers. Like a year-long gift guide, Amazon Best Sellers provides a selection of top products in over 30 categories. The hub also has convenient red and green arrows, showing which products are raising and dropping in popularity. The dynamic page also has additional tabs for Movers and Shakers, which are items that have spiked in the last 24 hours, Hot New Releases, Top Products, Most Wished For and Gift ideas.3. Keep an eye on today’s deals.The deals page offers shoppers limited-time discounts on products. There you’ll find the time-sensitive deals of the day, Lightning Deals and even a deals-focused newsletter. And the best part? Prime subscribers have access to exclusive early access deals. If you’re on the lookout for new gear on the cheap, this is a great place to start.4. Peruse Amazon Outlets.Never pay full price shopping at the Amazon Outlets hub, which features markdowns, clearance items, overstocks and more, which can be navigated by browsing different filter options that display items by Active, Upcoming and Missed Deals.5. Save more with Amazon Coupons. Before settling for just any old price you see, you should always check out Amazon Coupons, a hub of digital coupons that can be saved to your cart by clicking the “Clip Coupon” button. Once clipped, it will be automatically applied at checkout.6. Browse Amazon Warehouse Deals.Amazon Warehouse Deals is the open box and used products hub of Amazon.com. The ever-changing section features deals on products that are returned, warehouse-damaged, used or refurbished, as well as deals on products that are technically new, but do not meet Amazon’s normal standards. All products are tested and given a specific grade before being listed. Many items purchased from Amazon Warehouse Deals are eligible for Amazon Prime and free shipping, and some are backed by Amazon’s A-to-Z Guarantee; however an actual warranty must be purchased separately.7. Extend your range of categories.While Amazon is best known for selling books and electronics, it has a surprisingly expansive selection of products in various categories. From Michelin tires to fresh flowers bouquets, Amazon services shoppers looking for virtually any mainstream product online. From the excellent vintages at Amazon Wine to the tens of thousands of masterpieces on Amazon Art, there’s no reason to limit yourself to just e-books and gadgets.8. Join Amazon Student.The student version of Amazon Prime, Amazon Student is a low-cost program alternative for students. For the first six months, Amazon Student members get free two-day shipping on certain products, access to Prime Video, Prime Photos, Twitch Prime and student-exclusive deals and discounts. After the first six months, Amazon Students pay a discounted price of $49 to get access to all regular Amazon Prime features, including Prime Reading; also get $10 for referring a friend. Just keep in mind that Amazon Student membership is only available for shoppers who have a valid .edu email address or who can submit proof of enrollment.9. Use Subscribe & Save.If you’re ordering the same products over and over again, the Subscribe & Save program is a godsend. It lets shoppers set up automatic delivery of eligible items each month, saving time and money. Members will get free shipping, a 5 percent discount on eligible items and a 15 percent discount when you have five or more subscriptions on your account. Better yet, you’re only charged once your orders are shipped, and you can cancel at any time.10. Create an Amazon Family. This parent-focused page is the perfect place to find the kind of products that benefit your kids and your wallet. Prime members save 20 percent on diaper subscriptions, baby registries are a snap and you can even get age-specific deals emailed to you on a regular basis. If your family already uses Amazon, this hub makes everything even easier.11. Use an Amazon Store Card.If you need to make a big purchase, but don’t want to shell out the cash for it on the spot, consider getting an Amazon store card. Cardholders can receive special no-interest six-month financing on orders of $149 and above, no-interest 12-month financing on orders of $599 and above and no-interest 24-month financing on select items.You’ll get an Amazon gift card upon approval, and eligible Prime members earn 5 percent back on select products. It also has no annual fee and zero fraud liability, so it’s well worth considering for Amazon diehards. However, shoppers must apply and be approved for this card.12. Check out Prime-exclusive clothes.It may surprise you, but Amazon offers a nice selection of clothes. The catch? They’re only available to Prime members. So if you’re already a subscriber, why not take a look at Ella Moon or dress shirts from Buttoned Down? Skip the department store and save big. How to Get the Best Amazon Deals and Discounts Add to Queue This story originally appeared on PCMag Next Article Apply Now »last_img read more

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Zuckerbergs Philanthropy Project Makes First Major Investment

first_img Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Zuckerberg’s Philanthropy Project Makes First Major Investment –shares Next Article Image credit: catwalker | Shutterstock June 16, 2016 Mark Zuckerberg 2 min read Reuters Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropy venture has made its first major investment, leading a funding round in a startup that trains and recruits software developers in Africa.The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative LLC, created by Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, led a $24 million series B funding in Andela, the startup said on Thursday.Alphabet Inc.’s GV, previously known as Google Ventures, was also part of the funding round.Andela selects the top 1 percent of tech talent from Africa, trains them and places them in engineering organizations.The startup, which has nearly 200 engineers currently employed by its Nigeria and Kenya offices, will use the funds to expand to a third African country by the end of 2016.”We live in a world where talent is evenly distributed, but opportunity is not. Andela’s mission is to close that gap,” Zuckerberg said in a statement.When the philanthropy initiative was launched in late 2015, Zuckerberg said he would put in 99 percent of his Facebook shares.The initiative is structured as a limited liability company. This means, unlike a traditional charitable or philanthropic foundation, the venture can make political donations, lobby lawmakers, invest in businesses and recoup any profits from those investments.Zuckerberg has also signed the Giving Pledge, which invites the world’s wealthiest individuals and families to commit to giving more than half of their wealth to philanthropy or charitable causes over their lifetime or in their will.(Reporting by Anya George Tharakan in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila) This story originally appeared on Reuters Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Register Now » Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Add to Queuelast_img read more

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