first_imgBSE Institute, Mumbai has announced the launch of a Post Graduate Program in Business Journalism. Spread across four modules, this will be a full-time one year autonomous programme.The last date for receiving applications is August 20, 2012. The programme is expected to commence in the last week of August.The faculty for this program will comprise reputable practitioners from the industry.This program will provide required knowledge and understanding of financial products, develop analytical skills and build a professional ttitude amongst students.For further information, visit http://pgpbj.bsebti.comlast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle defender Fabian Schar warns: We’re not yet safeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United defender Fabian Schar has warned they’re not yet safe from relegation.Schar has insisted Newcastle still have plenty of room for improvement – despite pulling six points clear of the drop zone following victory at Huddersfield.Speaking after the game Schar said: “At the moment, we have quite good results away.“We have another important week in front of us with a game at home, and it’s another big chance for us.“We are not comfortable with the results at St. James’ Park – we always want to get points there, so we have to try and show the fans what we’ve got and (how) we can play.“We can improve a lot of things.“At the same time, we always have to be focussed and play with our heart.“Even if it is a home game, we have to be able to defend like we do away.” last_img read more

first_imgChelsea midfielder Cesc on emotional farewell: This career goes so fastby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has spoken of his final game before joining AS Monaco.The midfielder was handed a rare start and given the captain’s armband for his final appearance in a blue shirt for the FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest.Fabregas missed a first-half penalty but Maurizio Sarri’s side ran out 2-0 winners thanks to Alvaro Morata’s double.The Blues boss withdrew Fabregas in the closing minutes so supporters could give the Spaniard a deserved send off after 198 games for the club.”Time flies,” said Fabregas. “It feels like last week that I started playing professionally and now it’s more than 15 years.”It goes so fast and you have to be ready every three days, for the criticism with everyone saying how good you are and the ups and downs.”It feels like growing older it never goes away it is technique. Physicality goes away. Technicality stays with you.”Nottingham Forest keeper Luke Steele denied Fabregas the perfect send off when he kept out the former Arsenal man’s spot-kick.Fabregas added: “I saw the keeper going down in the middle of the run and I thought I had it. It was unfortunate.”The day I got 100 caps for Spain I also missed a penalty, so it was destiny.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgBOGOTÁ, Colombia – Colombian opposition candidate Óscar Zuluaga led President Juan Manuel Santos in elections Sunday, but they now face a runoff vote in a crucial campaign for peace talks with Marxist rebels.With 96 percent of ballots counted, Zuluaga had 29.2 percent of the votes compared to 25.5 percent for Santos, both failing to get the outright majority needed to avoid the June 15 second round.Santos has presented the election as a referendum on his center-right government’s 18-month-old negotiations with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).But Zuluaga, who has the support of former conservative president Álvaro Uribe, has vowed to take a harder line against rebels.As he cast his vote early in Bogotá, Santos said the election “strengthens our democracy, our institutions and regardless of the winner we will continue on the right track towards peace.”Zuluaga, who voted in northern Bogotá, said voters were choosing “what kind of country we want.”Once ahead in opinion polls, Santos lost his advantage in recent weeks and the two rivals were running neck-and-neck in the end amid mudslinging.They led a field of five candidates, with conservative Marta Lucía Ramírez in third place with 15.6 percent.With the FARC calling a ceasefire during the vote, Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón said it was the “safest election day in recent history.”Monitors from the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) said the election was carried out “absolutely normally.”Allies turned rivalsSantos and Zuluaga were once Cabinet colleagues under Uribe (2002-2010), but are now bitter rivals and have clashed repeatedly in a campaign marred by espionage and corruption allegations.Santos, 62, worked as defense minister under Uribe, whose aggressive military campaign led to the killings of key FARC leaders.But Uribe, who remains popular, threw his weight behind Zuluaga, his former finance minister, going as far as calling Santos a traitor for negotiating with the rebels.The former president reiterated his support for Zuluaga as he cast his vote, saying he chose the best candidate “to retrieve the path of security abandoned by the current government.”Zuluaga, 55, has called for the peace negotiations to be suspended until the rebels give up their weapons.Santos, in power since 2010, has made ending the conflict the centerpiece of his re-election bid, campaigning on a slogan which offers voters a stark choice: “War or Peace.”‘Unforgivable betrayal’The contrasting viewpoints were evident among voters.“We need a peace accord,” said 20-year-old student María Paula Erazo.That way the government could “invest in Colombia’s other problems, like health and education,” she said.But one Zuluaga supporter Henry Gallán, a 58-year-old security equipment salesman, said his candidate would ensure there was “peace without impunity, not what Santos has done.”“His betrayal of the previous government is unforgivable,” he said.The peace process, hosted by Cuba, seeks to end a conflict that has killed more than 220,000 people and displaced more than five million since it erupted in 1964.“The main issue between the two candidates is the peace process. Santos wants to finish what he started, while Zuluaga’s precise intentions are unknown,” said Yann Basset, a political scientist at the University of Rosario.“It’s unclear if he’s going to terminate negotiations or try to continue them on different terms.”The talks have so far led to agreements on rural reform, the participation of former guerrillas in politics and the battle against drug trafficking.Santos has refused to call a ceasefire during the peace talks in order to keep up pressure on the guerrillas. Facebook Comments Related posts:Colombia’s ‘discriminatory’ military draft under discussion as peace deal comes closer Colombian Embassy attaché tells of harrowing 13-year ordeal as a FARC captive Colombia government, rebels to set up truth commission Colombia and FARC rebels announce major breakthrough in peace talkslast_img read more

first_imgMarch 7, 2011Last Friday two people from the January 30. 2011 workshop graduated.[from left] Colin Evans and Guy Flagg. Colin will continue as a volunteer in construction and Guy starts his internship in construction.Congratulation to the graduates. [photo: Chihiro Saito]last_img

first_imgLast Thursday, February 2. 2012, Arcosanti Planning Interns mounted the exhibition of Arcosanti/Cosanti images, that Planning Coordinator Nadia Begin put together at the downtown[photo: Planning interns Yasaman Esmaili and Nick Klever are placing the last photos of the wall display for the exhibit on the second floor of the Burton Barr Phoenix Public Library]. The event is part of PHOENIX RISING: The next 100 years Color+Art in Contemporary Architecture The Desert Environment Series presents “conversations” with educators, architects, musicians and visual artists every Thursday during the month of February alongside a month long exhibition in the Second Floor of the Burton Barr Library to celebrate the Arizona Centennial.February 2nd, 5:30pm -6:30pm Desert Environment Series Opening Exhibit will be on display from Feb. 2- 29th on the second floor of the [photo: Public Relation Andrea Speed has made sure that we provide adequate information about the projects and is assembling the boxes for workshop and Arcosanti/Cosanti brochures].February 2nd (Opening Night)6:30pm- 8:00pm Desert Sights & Sound and Simple Shelter [photo: Planning Coordinator Nadia Begin is giving final touches to the display].February 16th,6:30pm- 8:00pm The Education of an Architect[photo: The finished display that will be exhibited until the end of the month of February].The desert environment series started in 2008 by Alumni Alex Barragan as a Forum to discuss ideas on Engineering, Architecture, Industrial Design, Education and the Arts as they influence Arizona’s Most Spectacular Environment.The concept behind this month long event is:*To ENCOURAGE the study of the great disciplines of Engineering, Architecture, Industrial Design, Education and the Arts.*To EXPLORE new ideas, re-sharpen our imaginative skills and find ways to develop hidden talent.*To REORGANIZE our studios, our business, or to take our projects to the next level.*To APPRENTICE with the experts in the field of your interest. [photos: Nadia Begin] February 6, 2012last_img read more

first_img Categories: Lucido News,News State Rep. Peter Lucido of Shelby Township today introduced legislation to speed up the implementation of consistent income tax relief for Michigan families.Lucido’s bill deals with the homestead property tax credit. The new legislation would annually increase the maximum credit allowable by the rate of inflation starting with the 2019 tax year.Current law calls for the credit cap to increase to $1,500 in the 2018 tax year and remain there until increasing by the inflation rate starting in the 2021 tax year.“My proposal would begin providing the inflation-related tax relief two years earlier than now planned,” said Lucido, who is a member of the House Tax Policy Committee. “There’s no reason to wait. Michigan families deserve tax relief, and this is just one of the ways I’m working to bring it to them.”Lucido also has introduced legislation to provide an income tax credit to offset fees families pay for students to participate in sports, band or other extracurricular programs in schools. The Michigan House already has approved a Lucido bill to protect taxpayers from unwarranted personal liability lawsuits in property tax cases.###Rep. Lucido’s legislation is House Bill 4883. 16Aug Rep. Lucido continues fight to provide income tax relief for Michigan familieslast_img read more

first_img This chart makes clear the current dramatic undervaluation of gold stocks. As a group, gold producers are now selling below their book value. The chart doesn’t show it, but gold stocks were trading above book value (about 1.1x) when gold bottomed at $255.95 on April 2, 2001, which was the beginning of the bull market. Here’s an even more dramatic fact: We went back as far as 1997 and could not find one episode where gold producers as a group traded below book value – and the late ’90s was known as the “nuclear winter” for the gold mining industry! Needless to say, we’re in rare territory. So does this mean we should buy now? To be sure, book values fall when precious metals prices decline, and costs have risen substantially since 2001 as well. So it’s possible values could fall further. But in that scenario the relationship between stock prices and book value would remain in rarified territory, making the anomaly even more appealing to a contrarian investor. While the waterfall decline in gold stocks is painful for those of us already invested, the reality is that this is a setup we get a shot at only a few times in our investing life. It’s a cruel irony that those who are fully invested are now faced with the buying opportunity of a lifetime; however, it would be a shame for anyone to miss this blood-in-the-streets opportunity. Our future profits should be higher by an order of magnitude, when the market does turn around. It’s times like these when I remember what Doug Casey told me the first time I interviewed him: “You don’t make money buying when you’re optimistic. You have to actually run completely counter to your own emotional psychology.” The extent to which each of us is able to take advantage of the opportunity shaping up is of course dependent upon our personal set of circumstances. For some, this might mean doing nothing; for others, it might mean being bold for the first time in their life. I suspect most readers fall somewhere in between. Either way, the opportunity is clear: book values for gold producers are at rarely seen levels. Gold stocks may not reverse tomorrow or could get even cheaper when producers start reporting this quarters financial results, but history shows this opportunity will not last forever. It will probably never occur again in this cycle, once gold turns – and it should be fantastically profitable. Gold stock investors have been pummeled, including myself. Worse, we’ve had to hear “I told you so” from all the gold haters in the media. There are a few commentators expressing mild interest in gold at these levels, but one thing I haven’t heard any of them talk about is a metric that gold analysts are rarely able to use, because gold stocks just don’t get this undervalued. Mainstream analysts sometimes talk about book value, especially when a stock appears cheap. Book value (BV) is a metric that, in essence, sets the floor for a stock price in a worst-case scenario. BV is equal to stockholders’ equity on the balance sheet, and is the theoretical value of a company’s assets minus liabilities – sometimes you’ll hear this called “net asset value” (NAV). So when a stock price yields a market capitalization (share price x number of shares outstanding) equal to BV, the investor has a degree of safety, because if it dropped lower, a buyer could theoretically come in, buy up all shares, liquidate the company’s assets, and pocket the difference. Price to book value (P/BV) shows the stock price in relation to the company’s book value. A stock can be considered “cheap” when it is trading at a historically low P/BV. Or, even better, it can be considered objectively ” undervalued” when it is trading below book value. Given the renewed selloff in the gold market, I wanted to see if gold equities were getting close to book values, not just because it would point to opportunity but also the margin of safety it would imply. We analyzed the book value of all publicly traded gold producers with a market cap of $1 billion or more. The final list comprised 31 companies. We then charted book values from January 1, 2007 through last Thursday, June 27 (index equally weighted). Here’s what we found. Based on this metric, gold stocks are now cheaper than they were at the depths of the 2008 waterfall selloff. If you’ve been on the fence about whether or not to give BIG GOLD or International Speculator a try, the July issues for both come out this week. We can tell you exactly which companies to buy and also which have the most upside potential. Your timing, in retrospect, could turn out to be one of the great investing decisions of your life.last_img read more

first_imgA pharmacist in Celina, Tenn., was one of 60 people indicted on charges of opioid-related crimes this week, in a multistate sting. John Polston was charged with 21 counts of filling medically unnecessary narcotic prescriptions. He was also Gail Gray’s pharmacist and the person she relied on to regularly fill her opioid prescriptions. “I take pain medicine first thing in the morning. I’m usually up most of the night with pain,” she says. “I hurt all the time.”Living in a mountainous community on the Tennessee-Kentucky line, Gray has coped with a degenerative disk disease for more than 15 years, requiring multiple back surgeries. She says the chronic pain is totally debilitating without powerful opioids. But with her druggist shut down, her high-dose prescriptions have been questioned by the other pharmacy in town.”They wouldn’t take me because I was red-flagged on my dose,” she says.The dozens of indictments across Appalachia this week left thousands of patients who are dependent on opioids to function on a daily basis scrambling, from Ohio to Alabama. Over 50 of those indicted were doctors, nurses or other medical professionals. So as agents were in the field making arrests, the Justice Department also coordinated with local agencies to deploy health workers to look for desperate patients.U.S. Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski says the enforcement was coordinated with health agencies and addiction treatment providers. “That plan is designed to ensure that affected patients have continued access to care and are, at the same time, directed to legitimate medical professionals in the area,” he said at a press conference in Cincinnati on Wednesday. Amid an ongoing crackdown on overprescribing doctors in Appalachia announced in October, patient advocates have been increasingly concerned for pain patients and those abusing prescription drugs. Being suddenly cut off from medications they depend on can be dangerous. Patients could become so desperate from withdrawals that they may resort to street drugs and could overdose.But this time, in Tennessee, the health department is working to connect people who need pain treatment to legitimate pain clinics. And the substance abuse department began plastering messages online just as the indictments were unsealed, giving patients a hotline to call.”This is the first time that we have had this type of heads-up,” says Marie Williams, who oversees Tennessee’s substance abuse agency. With previous stings that resulted in the closure of pain clinics, Williams says, her staffers have gotten maybe one day to prepare. This time, it was nearly a month. Overdose prevention specialists have been deployed to train families on how to use reversal drugs like Narcan. They’ve also been taping up flyers on shuttered clinic doors.Williams says she hopes many who may have become addicted to painkillers will see the loss of their opioid supplier as a turning point. “This is an opportunity to really change your life and get to be the person that you really want to be,” she says. One of medical practices shuttered by the federal takedown is in the small town of Carthage, Tenn. Dr. Bowdoin Smith is charged with prescribing controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose. Suzanne Angel is a state-funded outreach nurse in the area who is helping contact patients in wake of the crackdown. She has been warning local hospital and emergency responders to be on alert for patients who may act out of desperation to find addictive narcotics or who may even be suicidal. This month, the Food and Drug Administration has acknowledged the risk of serious harm for patients who are abruptly taken off opioids and issued new guidance to prescribers for how to safely taper patients off high dosages of opioids.”I’m sure that they feel depression, despair, maybe anger and fear about ‘who is going to take care of me?’ and ‘is there going to be any support or services out there for me?’ ” Angel says. “I don’t want them to feel alone.”Angel says there are now more alternatives to opioids, and it’s possible patients could find another pain clinic. Because of the current legal focus on opioids, it can be much harder to obtain heavy dosages. And among the thousands of patients getting their medication through questionable providers, many have very legitimate needs. “I’ve tried therapies. I’ve tried injections. I’ve tried several different things,” says Gail Gray. “We didn’t just start off taking opiates.”Gray found a new pharmacy, though it means driving to the next county. She expects it won’t be long before she’s shopping for help again. “We’re being punished for people that do abuse drugs,” she says. “The chronic pain patients are being punished for it.” Copyright 2019 WPLN. To see more, visit WPLN.last_img read more

first_img The Guy Who Shut Down Trump’s Twitter Account Says it Was a Mistake Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Bahtiyar Duysak tells TechCrunch that he didn’t mean to briefly shut down Trump’s Twitter account on Nov. 2. ‘I didn’t do anything on purpose,’ he says. Register Now » Reporter Twitter –shares Michael Kan Guest Writer November 30, 2017 Next Article The contractor who briefly shut down U.S. President Donald Trump’s Twitter account is apparently a 20-something German man named Bahtiyar Duysak.Duysak, who has Turkish roots, actually doesn’t want your praise. In an interview with TechCrunch, he said the whole incident was a “mistake.””If I was involved in this, I really apologize if I hurt anyone,” he said. “I didn’t do anything on purpose.”According to TechCrunch, Duysak worked in Twitter’s Trust and Safety division, which receives alerts from users who report offensive or illegal tweets.During his last day at Twitter, he encountered one such alert for a tweet from Trump’s account. Duysak was under the impression that Trump’s account would never get shut down; Twitter has policy that offensive tweets deemed “newsworthy” can remain on the site.So in a “throwaway gesture, he put the wheels in motion to deactivate [Trump’s account],” TechCrunch said. It wasn’t until hours later he realized what he had done.In the video interview, Duysak explained he was “tired sometimes” on the job, and that “everyone can do mistakes.”Duysak, who was working in the U.S. on a visa, is now back in Germany, and trying to avoid media attention. However, he decided to speak with TechCrunch to clear the air around the controversy and to dissuade journalists from hounding him.Twitter declined to comment about Duysak and his media interview, but said: “We have taken a number of steps to keep an incident like this from happening again. In order to protect our internal security measures we don’t have further details to share at this time.”Trump’s Twitter account disappeared on Nov. 2 for a mere 11 minutes. On the internet, though, that’s a lifetime. Many half-joked that the then-unknown employee was a hero. But Duysak doesn’t see himself that way. “I just want to continue an ordinary life,” he said. “I don’t deserve to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.” Image credit: Bloomberg | Getty Images 2 min read Add to Queue Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. This story originally appeared on PCMaglast_img read more

first_imgMorphio, the AI-driven prediction platform that was created by marketers, for marketers, has publicly launched and is now available – offering a free trial to those interested in unlocking its powers. The data analysis tool that was developed in partnership with the team at Arcane – a digital marketing agency with offices in London, Calgary, and Toronto, Canada – has been a staple of their advertising success, and it’s now available for marketers everywhere.In an effort to change the face of data analysis in the digital world, Morphio was born. The goal: reduce the amount of time that marketers spend on data collection so that they can focus on action and improved ROI – with predictive results provided from the platform. Morphio provides real-time reporting in a single place; Google Analytics, Google Ads, Facebook Ads, and Microsoft Advertising (formerly Bing Ads) data can all be integrated into Morphio. Monitor all of your marketing data and receive prompts when something out of the ordinary happens.Marketing Technology News: RentPath Announces Social Ads Express, Rental Industry’s First And Only Hyper-Targeted And Fully Automated Facebook ProgramMorphio was built for nimble both in-house and agency teams, helping them to set and monitor their KPIs to effectively hit their digital marketing goals. The strength of the platform lies in its algorithm which optimizes performance to these set KPIs, detects and analyzes anomalies, provides audience and customer segment opportunities, and monitors competitor performance – Morphio will detect anomalies in your data before you do.“It’s been a pleasure working alongside the Morphio team and watching the features develop. Over the past few months, we have had exclusive access to the impressive platform, and we couldn’t be more excited to see the Morphio algorithm launch” says Alina Morkin, Vice President of Marketing at Voices.com.Marketing Technology News: Google Launches App AD Creative Partner Program Featuring ConsumerAcquisition.Com“Morphio is a secret weapon we use internally at Arcane that has helped deliver substantial growth for our clients,” says Eric Vardon, Co-Founder Morphio and Arcane. “We’re now in a position to share Morphio with the wider marketing community. Morphio’s mission is simple – help your humans – as we fundamentally believe the value that digital marketers truly bring is their strategy and insights to advertising efforts, not data gathering and analysis.”Marketing Technology News: 4.9 Billion Robocalls In April, According to YouMail Robocall Index AIArcaneDigital Marketing AgencyFacebook adsMarketing TechnologyMicrosoft AdvertisingMorphioNews Previous ArticleAvatria Adds Magento Integration to Avatria ConvertNext ArticleIAB Podcast Measurement Compliance Certifies Voxnest Audience Network Arcane’s Secret Weapon, Morphio, Now Available for Marketers MTS Staff WriterMay 10, 2019, 8:26 pmMay 10, 2019 last_img read more

first_imgPublished on A day after the Lok Sabha election results were declared, showing a massive saffron surge in West Bengal, the power equilibrium is already seen to be shifting distinctly towards the BJP in the State. Even as celebrations continued in the BJP camp, rumblings could be heard within the Trinamool Congress (TMC). Party supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she will take stock of the performance.An unprecedented Modi wave saw the BJP win 18 seats in the State, registering its best ever performance. The BJP wrested seven of the eight north Bengal seats and 11 more in south Bengal. The TMC saw its seat tally come down to 22 in 2019, from 34 in 2014.Post results, Mamata has maintained a low profile. She skipped her customary press conference and reportedly refused to meet senior leaders of her party. A tweet congratulating the winners and calling for a review of her party’s performance came barely five hours after the counting began. On Friday, she put out a poem title I do not agree.Rumblings within TMCAccording to party sources, a review meeting will take place on Saturday and all 22 winning MPs, the 20-odd losing candidates, grassroot-level leaders and other senior functionaries across different wings of the party have been invited. “Polarisation on religious lines have happened and money power was used to sway voters. The Modi wave and an organisational shortfall within the TMC are also factors (leading to the loss),” observed Firhad Hakim, Bengal’s Urban Development Minister. But the rumblings within the party are much stronger. A senior party functionary said he had raised objections to the “language” that was being used by the top leadership and other issues — like division of voters on religious lines — being taken too lightly. “The review meeting will see heads roll, and some being sidelined,” the leader pointed out.Mukul Roy at work?In what appears to be punitive action, the TMC suspended Subhranshu Roy, son on BJP leader Mukul Roy, for six years. While the party spokesperson cited “anti-party comments” as a reason, others claimed that it was Subhranshu’s failure to contain the BJP’s surge in parts of Barackpore. Barackpore became a prestige issue for Mamata after dissident leader Arjun Singh switched over to the BJP and won the seat, defeating Dinesh Trivedi. Mukul, a one time confidant of Mamata, was the architect of the switch.“I am proud of my father. He has single-handedly destroyed the party (TMC) that he once nurtured. But my party (TMC) perhaps does not trust me. But I will talk to my father,” Subhranshu said, hinting that he is open to all options. Meanwhile, the BJP stepped up its attack on the TMC. Party leaders claimed that “many disgruntled” TMC leaders are willing to switch over. In fact, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at an election rally here, had maintained that at least 40 TMC MLAs were in touch with him.The State BJP leadership is looking to up the ante on local issues like the alleged involvement of the ruling party leaders in ponzi scheme scams and “syndicates” (a loosely used term to denote extortion rackets). The BJP will organise a victory rally in Bengal that may be attended by party President Amit Shah. COMMENT May 24, 2019 Elections 2019 West Bengal SHARE SHARE EMAIL SHARE COMMENTSlast_img read more