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Participation Meeting A Success

first_imgLeaders of the sport of Touch Football came together on Friday to address participation opportunities to grow the sport. Staff members from Touch Football Australia (TFA), New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) and Queensland Touch Association (QTA) met in Canberra to discuss ideas on participation and growth in Touch Football. TFA Chief Executive Officer, Colm Maguire said the meeting was a success and that he looks forward to the implementation of the ideas discussed. “At the beginning of this year we identified key areas of focus, one of which was participation and the need to address participation opportunities for people within our sport but also addressing the important area of growth. “All bodies in Touch Football are looking to grow the sport and present more opportunities for people to participate. The meeting was a key opportunity to get together representatives from across Australia in terms of New South Wales, Queensland and some of the other states as well as the key staff at Touch Football Australia charged with the responsibility of delivering products to support growth and we honed in on some key areas we think can solve that. “I was truly energised by some of the ideas that actually came out of today and I really believe with a unified and collaborative approach to the delivery of the various things that we put on the table, we should realise a lot of the growth outcomes that we’ve set for ourselves as a long term strategic goal. Our Participation Plan is the map that will guide any of the strategies that we put in place but the meeting really resulted in people having buy in to some of those outcomes and saying that we will commit to the delivery of various elements over the next 12 to 18 months and see what the outcomes are.“To have the people in the room contributing the way that they did, I truly believe that we have the right people and the right ideas, now it’s about turning it into action and the coming months will see us develop an action plan from the initiatives we’ve talked about today and hopefully the sport is the beneficiary,” Maguire said. NSWTA General Manager, Dean Russell said that the meeting was positive and he looks forward to seeing the outcomes achieved from the items discussed. “The NSWTA is looking to work with both TFA and all the states to come up with initiatives to both grow the sport and participation. The outcomes from the meeting have been a positive first step in achieving this goal. We look forward to further developments for the betterment of all our current and also future members,” Russell said. QTA General Manager, Gary Madders, also took lots of positives from the meeting.  “There are definitely positives signs in the four areas we’ve targeted to focus on for the sport, there will certainly be a lot of work done in those areas in the coming months and into next year in particular to try to regrow the sport around Australia,” Madders said. TFA General Manager, Sport Operations, Marianne Maguire said that there are some exciting opportunities ahead in the area of participation.“TFA remains committed to our strategic objective to ‘substantially increasing participation’ and achieving results within our Participation Plan.  The meeting continues to build on the strategies and outcomes identified in the Plan in a collaborative and consultative manner with our key partners.“There are some exciting opportunities to diversify our participation models and revenue sources, which will help the sport adjust with today’s changing sporting environment.  We look forward to building on these with the ASC and the rest of the unified states at a proposed meeting in June,” Maguire said.  TFA Participation Manager, Adam Raptis, said that the meeting was a ‘fantastic opportunity’ to work together and develop ideas. “The main focus of my role is to develop initiatives and programs that are geared towards achieving the major outcomes of our Participation Plan; those being the increase of our participant base and the development of support mechanisms to provide a quality experience for our members. The meeting provided a fantastic opportunity to brainstorm and further develop some of these ideas with staff members from our partnering states in New South Wales and Queensland,” Raptis said. TFA General Manager, Regional Operations, Matt Bamford, was also pleased with how the meeting went. “The meeting presented an opportunity to bring together a range of ideas and initiatives for the future of Touch Football in Australia.  The scope for innovative and diverse participation ideas beyond the traditional is an area of real opportunity for the game, and one we need to embrace and move forward with,” Bamford said.The Australian Government provides Touch Football Australia with funding on an annual basis. This support continues to assist Touch Football to obtain the growth objectives set in conjunction with the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) through the TFA Participation Plan.  Related LinksParticipation Meetinglast_img read more

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Mark Ingram Made Fun Of Jemele Hill’s Looks, Called Her “Tales From The Crypt”

first_imgA New Orleans Saints helmet sitting on the field.BALTIMORE, MD – AUGUST 13: A New Orleans Saints helmet sits on the turf before the start of the Saints and Baltimore Ravens preseason game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 13, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram crossed a line early Tuesday morning. Expect the tweet you’ll see below to get some serious play in the coming days.Monday night, ahead of the national title game between Alabama and Clemson, Ingram, a former Crimson Tide running back (and Heisman winner), was an honorary captain. When ESPN’s cameras panned to show Ingram at midfield, he appeared much smaller than current Alabama tailback Derrick Henry, leading to a number of jokes at his expense.ESPN’s Jemele Hill was one to take advantage. She joked that if the two were brothers, it’d be clear that Henry got the size and speed, while Ingram got the strong hairline. When you’re little brother gets the size and speed and all you get is a strong hairline pic.twitter.com/nLc7QnESST— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) January 12, 2016Well, Ingram clearly wasn’t thrilled. He responded, telling Hill that she looks like “Tales From The Crypt.” He also said that she wears a lace front. Serious escalation, to say the least.@DaBlueprint357 @jemelehill oh u talkin bout tales from the cript lookin shawty w the lace front?!— Mark Ingram II (@MarkIngram22) January 12, 2016Probably not the best PR move. We’ll see if there is any fallout.[The Big Lead]last_img read more

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UN And Gates Foundation Present Vision To Eradicate Malaria By 2040

first_imgA new report released by the United Nations and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation presents a vision to eradicate malaria by 2040 that involves new strategies, tools and financing and urges world leaders to expand their commitments to fight a disease that still kills about one child every minute.The report – From Aspiration to Action: What Will It Take to End Malaria? – urges major donors and malaria-affected countries to expand their commitment to the fight against the disease, noting that eradication could save 11 million lives and unlock $2 trillion in economic benefits.“Over the past 15 years, we have seen tremendous progress in reducing the burden of malaria globally – a direct result of our collective action – and we now stand in the unique position of putting an end to this disease forever,” said Ray Chambers, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Financing the Health Millennium Development Goals and for Malaria.“The next five years are vital for setting in motion an ambitious-yet-achievable plan to eradicate malaria by 2040. We must double down on our commitment and move with deliberate haste to bring in new investments, develop new tools, and implement new regional strategies to see our unified goal of a malaria-free world become a reality.”According to a news release on the report, global investment in malaria has jumped in recent years by 2,000 per cent annually – from just $130 million in 2000 to $2.7 billion in 2013 – fundamentally transforming the fight against the disease.Malaria deaths have fallen dramatically – saving an estimated 6.2 million lives and averting 663 million cases of the disease since 2000 – and more than half of the world’s nations are now malaria free. These gains have accounted for 20 per cent of the total progress that the world has made in reducing maternal and child mortality under the Millennium Development Goals, and they have helped convince Asian and African leaders to commit to malaria elimination by 2040.The challenge, according to Mr. Chambers and Bill Gates, is that one billion people remain infected with the malaria parasite, and half of the world’s children remain vulnerable to death and disability caused by the disease. Malaria still kills about one child every minute.They argue that eradication is ultimately the only feasible solution to this challenge, and assert that the alternative to eradication – controlling the disease forever without eliminating it – is biologically and politically untenable.The report envisions a new approach to eradication that will draw important lessons from past eradication efforts and apply innovative strategies, tools and financing.“Eradication is the only sustainable solution to malaria,” said Mr. Gates. “The alternative would be endless investment in the development of new drugs and insecticides just to stay one step ahead of resistance. The world can’t afford that approach.”last_img read more

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Council approves new property tax rates for 2018

first_imgHere is a breakdown of the new tax rates.Property Tax Rates for the City of Fort St. John will increase in 2018. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John City Council has approved new tax rates for 2018, that will see the tax rate increase for almost all property owners in the city.In April, the City’s General Manager of Corporate Services David Joy gave a presentation on the proposed tax rates for 2018.  Joy explained that after Assessment BC finalized property assessments earlier this Spring, the value of property assessments in Fort St. John actually decreased an average of seven percent compared to last year, while business property assessments increased just over three percent. Overall, the city saw property values drop by roughly $200 million, from $3.8 billion to $3.6 billion.Joy said in April that the rate increase is needed to keep revenues the same as in 2017 in order to maintain the same services the City provided last year. He explained that homeowners whose properties dropped in value by the average of seven percent will actually pay less in property taxes this year, while those whose property values were unchanged will see a $40 increase this year.last_img read more

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Vehicles appear to cause more pollution as compared to firecrackers SC

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday said why people were “running after” firecracker industries when it seems that automobiles were “bigger” contributor to pollution, and asked the Centre whether there was any comparative study on pollution caused by both.While expressing serious concern over loss of jobs of people involved in manufacture and sale of firecrackers, a bench of Justices S A Bobde and S A Nazeer said, “We do not wish to generate unemployment.” “Is there any comparative study on what proportion of pollution is caused by firecrackers and what proportion is caused by automobiles? It seems you are running after firecrackers, but bigger pollution contributor is perhaps vehicles,” the bench told Additional Solicitor General A N S Nadkarni, who was appearing for the Centre.last_img read more

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Seniors kill boy school authorities bury body inside campus

first_imgDehradun: A class seven student was allegedly beaten to death by his seniors and his body buried by school authorities inside the campus near Rishikesh to hush up the matter, police said on Thursday.The incident took place on March 10 but it came to light after the intervention of the Uttarakhand Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Dehradun SSP Nivedita Kukreti said. The 12-year-old boy, whose parents are residents of Hapur, was allegedly beaten up with cricket bats and wickets Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’by his seniors as they considered him responsible for denial of permission by school authorities to leave the campus, the SSP said. The boy had stolen some biscuits during an outing, prompting the school authorities to stop all students from leaving the campus as a punishment. He was tortured for hours by his seniors in the afternoon and was later taken to the hospital, where he was declared brought dead by doctors, Kukreti said. Instead of reporting the matter to police immediately, the boy’s body was buried inside the campus by the school authorities to cover up the matter, she said. They did not even inform the boy’s parents who live in Hapur, the SSP said. Five people, including the boarding school manager, warden, physical training teacher and two students of the school, have been arrested in connection with the incident and booked under different sections of the IPC, including 302 (murder), Kukreti said. After the matter came to light, the body was exhumed by police on Tuesday to conduct a postmortem to ascertain the cause of his death.last_img read more

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Arjun in no hurry to marry Malaika

first_imgMumbai: With speculations doing the rounds on Internet that Arjun Kapoor will exchange vows with Malaika Arora this year, the actor has cleared the air saying he is in no hurry to get married. In an interview, Arjun spoke about how special Malaika is for him and why he does not want to get married soon. “I am 33 and you have to take my word when I say, I am in no hurry to get married. The subject of my wedding is not something that I would like to talk about. Frankly, if I was tying the knot, people would know about it. Today, nothing stays or needs to be hidden beyond a point,” he said. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaOn rumours, Arjun said he does not like to respond to the scuttlebutt everytime. “Speculation is harmless. But I admit, I don’t like to respond to it all the time. Also, it gets tiring for the people involved to constantly react. There has been so much gossip on this subject that even the people who earlier tended to believe it are no longer doing so. I don’t have anything against anyone,” he said. Asked if Malaika, 45, was special to him, Arjun said: “Yes, she is. I have nothing to hide. What the world is seeing, they are seeing. However, I have no desire to justify my personal life beyond a point. It’s important to have good people around and I feel fortunate that I have such individuals in my life.” It was earlier reported that the couple would tie the knot by the end of April this year. Their Maldives visit even generated rumour that they had gone there for their pre-wedding bash. Malaika was earlier married to actor-filmmaker Arbaaz Khan, separated in 2017.last_img read more

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Smalling reveals hes frustrated with only a draw against Arsenal

first_imgManchester United defender Chris Smalling has revealed his disappointment over the team’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Wednesday.Speaking to MUTV after the game, Smalling revealed his frustrations that United couldn’t win the game.“I think we’re frustrated. We took the initiative in both halves – especially in the second half,” he said.“We were on the front foot and put them on the back foot. I thought maybe our aggression and intensity deserved another goal.”Speaking about the team’s pressing style of play, he said:Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Yeah, it was. We knew that they take risks from the back, that we’d be presented chances, and we knew that if we got after them we’d make it uncomfortable for them, and I felt like they were pretty uncomfortable for most of the night.”On United’s habit of conceding the first goal first, Smalling said:“Yeah. I think their first was a scrappy goal and, yeah, we were on the back foot again, but this team never gives up and you can see that.”Speaking on the intensity of the game, he said:“It was, and it really ramped up in that second half. It was quite end-to-end. You could see how much three points meant to both of us, so we were going for it. If we can bring that intensity to each game, it really lifts the crowd, because you could see how much they were vibing off it.”last_img read more

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Haitians gearing up for May Celebration in South Florida

first_img South Florida records first cases of Zika virus Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Apr 2015 – In Florida, Haitians will be center stage at the 15th Annual Haitian Cultural Heritage Month celebrations beginning May 1. There will be art displays at PortMiami and the Little Haiti Cultural Center with other highlights including the Taste of Haiti in North Miami and the 4th annual Haitian History Bee at the Stephen P. Clark Center. In May, Haitians also celebrate Haitian Flag Day – it’s the 212th anniversary of the Haitian flag. The theme of this year’s festivities in South Florida is: “Haiti: Witness the Renaissance, Relive the Magic.” Haitian Flag Day Motorcade later Four killed in plane en route to Provo; not natives Related Items:haitian flag day, port miami, south florida Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Disaster Management aiming for standard

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI: Hard-working DDME lauded as Hurricane Preparedness Month officially opened Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 16 Sept 2015 – The Turks and Caicos Islands Government, through the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies (DDME), has applied for Accreditation of its Emergency Management System through the Emergency Management Accreditation Program also known as (EMAP). The assessment program commenced on September 14 and will be completed on September 18th.EMAP is an independent non-profit organization that aims to efficiently and effectively strengthen disaster preparedness measures and response capabilities. Upon successful completion, an accredited Emergency Management Program should have the following elements: prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery.It is the expectation of the DDME that conducting this assessment and seeking to adhere to EMAP Standards will further strengthen the institutional and operational capacity of the department and TCIG. With this expectation, the DDME aims to be the second territory outside of the United States and Canada to be granted international accreditation for its Disaster Management Programme. Related Items:DDME, Disaster Management Programme, EMAP Turks and Caicos is first to add Disaster Management to the Tourism portfolio Recommended for you TCI: More active Hurricane Season predicted and DDME gives thorough update on its readinesslast_img read more

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Road Health Safety for Back to School

first_img Related Items:back to school for TCI Students, road and health safety for back to school Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 5, 2016 – Children looked really smart today… it is great to see them back in this element… and the traffic, well it is what it is.  We all need to ensure that we adhere to the speed limits in our school zones and follow other road safety and personal safety rules… washing hands, fending off mosquitoes and being alert as we use our streets.  last_img read more

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Small restaurant owners oppose ban on styrofoam food containers

first_img Sasha Foo, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- A proposal to ban styrofoam products in the City of San Diego is heading for a final vote next month.On Thursday, restaurant owners who oppose the measure held a news conference in Logan Heights to explain how a ban would hurt them. Restaurant owners like Javier Rodriguez said if the city enacts a ban on polystyrene or styrofoam containers, the cost of switching to a more expensive paper product will have to passed on to customers.Rodriguez and other small restaurant owners said they don’t have the budgets of bigger corporate run restaurants and paying more for the alternative containers would mean making cuts in other areas.“If we get more expenses, we have to cut the labor, we have to cut the hours. It’s not fair for them or for us, too,” Rodriguez said.A study commissioned by the California Restaurant Association looked at the cost of food containers sold in the Los Angeles area. The study found that a 9 inch hinged container made of styrofoam would cost about 10 cents, yet a compostable paper product of the same kind would be around 24 cents, amounting to a 145% increase.There’s a different view of the proposed ban at Ponce’s, a family owned Mexican restaurant in Kensington and now in a second location in Del Sur.The director of operations, Mikey Knab said Ponce’s switched to compostable paper containers about a year and a half ago.Knab said the price difference was a nickel or less and the restaurant did not have to raise its food prices. He said the restaurant was willing to bear the extra cost so that future generations would not be stuck with the cost of an unhealthy planet.“By allowing that plastic into the food system, you’re making everyone else in the world pay that cost, rather than people who are choosing it. So, yes, we could choose not to patronize restaurants that use styrofoam, but that wouldn’t let us choose the fish that come out of the ocean to have that.” Knab said.The proposed ordinance would give small businesses with less than $500,000 in annual sales, a two year period to comply. The city would also allow business owners to ask for a “hardship” exemption to extend that deadline even further.Larger businesses would have to start following the ordinance in 90 days. The San Diego City Council is scheduled to take a final vote on the styrofoam ban on January 8. Posted: December 20, 2018 December 20, 2018 Sasha Foo Small restaurant owners oppose ban on styrofoam food containers Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Best vlogging cameras and accessories for YouTube

first_img See at Amazon See at Amazon Lori Grunin/CNET The 80D pops up in a lot of top lists for good reason: The company’s Dual Pixel CMOS sensor gives it a fast on-sensor autofocus system; the Live View performance — which lets you see the footage you’re shooting on its display without looking through the viewfinder — is smooth; it has headphone and mic jacks; and it supports 1080p and 60fps. The one downside is that it doesn’t have a clean HDMI output, so if you’re going to livestream, you’ll need to shut off all the display info and switch to manual focus. It is a crop-sensor camera, though, so if you simply must have a full-frame sensor for the best video quality, the Canon EOS 5D MIII continues to be a popular pick. It came out in 2012 and still sells for more than $2,000 for the body only if that gives you any idea just how good this camera is.  1 See at Amazon Best mirrorless camera $75 at Amazon Best waterproof action camera $2,200 (with lens) at Amazon James Martin/CNET Canon EOS 80D Logitech C922 Pro Best hardware encoder Best prosumer dSLR See at Amazon Epiphan GoPro Hero 7 Black Mirrorless camera Whether iPhone or Android, using a smartphone to shoot footage for your vlog is probably the easiest option for most people for recording and livestreaming. And unless your phone is ancient, its digital camera’s image quality is probably pretty good. What can make even good video bad is camera shake. A three-axis stabilizer, also known as a gimbal, will make sure everything you shoot looks nice and smooth. The DJI Osmo Mobile 2 has great features and performance for its $130 price. You’ll get the same steady videos that DJI’s drones are known for from your phone’s camera. The Osmo’s autotracking capabilities will keep you and your subjects in the frame automatically whether you shoot horizontally or vertically. Plus, you get direct camera controls as well as programmed shots that make you look like a pro shooter without the effort.If you do decide to start with your phone and want to livestream to YouTube, you’ll need at least 1,000 subscribers to use YouTube Live with a mobile device. Otherwise, you’ll have to use a mobile encoder app like Streamlabs OBS.  See on Epiphan Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 Best YouTube cameras See on Lume Cube Read the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III review Digital SLR Rode VideoMicro A prosumer camcorder is a good choice because, unlike other vlog camera options, it’s expressly designed for video recording. The G21 has many key features to look for, like headphone and external mic jacks, a cold shoe and mini accessory port for a mic or light, clean HDMI out, a flip-out rotating display, and electronic viewfinder and manual controls. Plus, you don’t have to mess with taking lenses on and off with its 20x f1.8-2.8 26.8-576mm-equivalent zoom lens.  Epiphan Webcaster X2 See at Canon $80 at Amazon Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III When it comes to mobile or on-camera mics, I lean toward Rode’s microphones, such as the SmartLav Plus and the VideoMicro (shown here, mounted on a dSLR).  The Lume Cube Air gives you a bright boost when you don’t have enough light, but still fits in a pocket. With its built-in Bluetooth and mobile app, you can wirelessly connect the light to your phone to control brightness as well as strobe speed and flash duration for photos. It comes with diffusers to help soften its light and the compact, lightweight design even has a magnetic back in addition to a tripod mount so you can use it hands-free, too.The VC kit, which stands for video conferencing, comes with a small suction cup mount that you can easily stick to your phone, tablet or display for brightening your face or subject without having to reposition the light every time you move your camera.  See at Amazon Note that if livestreaming is a priority, you might need additional hardware. You’ll find suggestions for that as well as other accessories to consider following the cameras. With a small handful of exceptions, all of these have been included after being fully reviewed or anecdotally tested by me or other CNET editors. Those exceptions in the accessories sections are based on positive Amazon user reviews and additional word of mouth accolades. Note that CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site. $115 at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET DJI Osmo Mobile 2 This mirrorless digital camera might be shaped like a traditional SLR camera, but the GH5 was built for video. You’ll find all the features you need and then some, regardless of your experience level, and it’s all wrapped up in a splash-, dust- and freezeproof body. If its $1,500 price is more than you want to spend for a camera body (you’ll need to buy lenses, too), its predecessor, the GH4, is still an excellent option despite its age — it was released in 2014 — for around $800. Read CNET’s GoPro Hero 7 hands-on Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Best PC webcam A software encoder will let you stream your PC games and webcam video to YouTube and Twitch. However, console players will need a capture card like the HD60 S. Connect this to your Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 or Xbox and to a PC or Mac and a display and it will capture your gameplay and set you up for streaming. The included software will help you mix in webcam video as well.  Elgato HD60 S Blue Yeti Livestream Mevo Plus Sarah Tew Best default YouTube rig: Your phone + this gimbal DJI Livestream’s Mevo Plus camera lets you create the look of a multicamera shoot with a single small camera. Livestreaming can be done by connecting both a mobile device and the camera to the same Wi-Fi network, or you can directly connect by Wi-Fi to the camera and use your phone’s LTE mobile broadband signal to stream. It can also record an ultra hd 4K-resolution version of your stream to a microSD card (a 16GB card is included).The mobile app is the true star of the show here, though, as it lets you use its high-resolution sensor to create multiple tight and wide shots, and switch between them with a tap on the screen. Or, you can have the software automatically track people and switch between shots.   Best PC webcam for deskside YouTubers Best prosumer camcorder Whether you’re looking to do a quick how-to from your computer, want to stream yourself while you game or anything in between, the simplest option for your vlog is a webcam. True, you can’t move around too much, but it is pretty much a plug-and-play experience because you don’t need an encoder. Both the C922 Pro and higher-end Brio 4K are great options, but for the money, the C922 is my personal preference. It streams at 720p at 60fps and the image quality was solid and its built-in mics give you decent audio. It also comes with a 3-month subscription to XSplit Broadcaster and Gamecaster to do more than simple broadcasts. Or you can use Logitech’s included software to control up to two webcams for picture-in-picture or switching between the two, and you can do your video recording in landscape or portrait. The Brio 4K has more features than the C922 like the option to use it to sign into your Windows 10 PC using facial recognition. The main attraction is the increased performance for streaming at full ultra HD 1080p resolution at up to 60fps and recording in 4K resolution at 30fps. It can also compensate for bad lighting with HDR. It’ll cost you about $100 more, though.   Read the Canon EOS 80D review Best game-capture card Must-have accessoriesGetting great video for YouTube requires a little more than a camera and wi-fi connection. You’ll want good lighting and audio, too, and if you’re planning to live stream, you might need a capture card or encoder to get video from your camera and up on YouTube or other video-sharing site.  Best hardware encoder You can use any camera you want to shoot video for YouTube. But, if your digital camera spits out clips that make you like a yellowish ill-defined, mushy mass of pixels, you’re going to have trouble getting and keeping viewers. Why not start with a good quality camera then, right? Right.  Elgato HD60 S Lori Grunin/CNET From its small waterproof design to its incredible image stabilization to its excellent video quality, the Hero 7 Black is one of the most versatile cameras you can get for creating YouTube vlog gold. You can use it as a studio camera, but it’s really made to be used on the move. And if you want to livestream, you can do it through GoPro’s mobile app, though it also has an HDMI output. (Note that Jim Lanzone, the Chief Digital Officer of CBS — CNET’s parent company — serves on GoPro’s board of directors as of August 2018.) Tags Point-and-shoot video camera Canon Vixia HF G21 Livestream Mevo Plus Joshua Goldman/CNET See on Elgato Logitech C922 Pro or Brio 4Kcenter_img Read the Livestream Mevo Plus hands-on Lume Cube Air VC Kit Best point-and-shoot video camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 Best mobile light Best studio microphone $152 at Amazon Best camera for wet-and-wild YouTube videos Share your voice See at Amazon GoPro Hero 7 Black Best game-capture card Black Eye Pro Kit G4 $799 at Amazon See at Logitech $250 at Amazon See at Amazon Blue Yeti microphone YouTube $349 at Amazon Comment Black Eye Pro Kit G4 See at Amazon Joshua Goldman/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET $139 at Amazon Lume Cube Air VC Kit Best mobile light DJI Osmo Mobile 2 $295 at Amazon Best prosumer camcorder for YouTube shoots Best phone gimbal Better than your phone, but still fits in a pocket, Sony’s RX100 III (also known as RX100 Mark III or M3) gives you a big image sensor and a bright lens for better video quality even when your lighting isn’t the best. It has a flip-up display so you can see yourself when you’re shooting. It has a clean HDMI output, too, so you don’t have camera settings and info in your video if you output to an external recorder, encoder or display. The RX100 M3 records in full HD, but its successor, the RX100 IV, goes up to 4K.  Best on-camera microphone Rode $453 at Amazon See at Amazon Rode VideoMicro Best studio microphone Best on-camera microphone $59 at Amazon Best add-on lens kit for phones Read the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 hands-on Best YouTube accessories Best add-on lens kit for phones Epiphan Webcaster X2 Read the Blue Yeti USB review See at Amazon Best livestreaming camera See at Amazon $650 at Amazon Canon EOS 80D Whether it’s the long-standing favorite Yeti or its new $99 Ember XLR mic, Blue continues to make some of the best studio and live-streaming mics for the money.  Canon Vixia HF G21 Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III or later An easy way to help your phone videos stand out is by using simple add-on lenses. The Black Eye Pro lenses are nice because they quickly clip on and fit any phone (or tablet or laptop webcam, for that matter). Though you can buy lenses individually, you can also get them as kit with a custom case that includes fisheye, 2.5x telephoto and cinematic wide-angle lenses.   $949 (with lens) at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET See at Amazon See at Amazon Canon Elgato Best camera for on-location YouTube livestreaming Since any “good” camera will work, though, you’ll probably want to start by deciding what type of shooting you want to do. There’s little reason to spend hundreds or thousands on high-end cameras if you can accomplish what you want with a webcam or your phone. To that end, we picked out some of the best cameras that can be used for everything from simple live streams from your laptop to more polished vlog productions. The best vlogging camera picks are all based on the type of camera you might want with an eye toward budget.  See at Amazon Cameras Mobile Accessories Video Cameras If you want to livestream from a camera, you’ll need a hardware encoder like the Webcaster X2. It allows you to connect HDMI and USB audio and video sources and stream from them to YouTube, Twitch or Facebook over Wi-Fi or Ethernet. It has an HDMI output, too, so you can monitor your stream. last_img read more

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Magnetic materials unusual heating effect could fry cancer cells at the perfect

first_img © 2015 Phys.org This graph shows the abrupt change in hysteresis loss near the material’s Curie temperature, which occurs because the material’s magnetism undergoes a phase change from ferromagnetism to paramagnetism. At a critical temperature, the material becomes fully paramagnetic and its hysteresis loss abruptly drops to zero, so that the material stays at the critical temperature and physically cannot get any hotter. Credit: Barati, et al. ©2014 AIP Publishing As its temperature approaches its Curie temperature, the material’s magnetism begins to undergo a phase change from ferromagnetism to paramagnetism. A paramagnetic material has magnetism that is temporarily induced by an applied magnetic field, but, unlike a ferromagnetic material, it does not retain its magnetism when the field is removed. Journal information: Applied Physics Letters (Phys.org)—When exposed to a varying magnetic field, some conductive materials undergo a temperature increase of about 3-5 K over several minutes. This effect is called induction heating, and it occurs because small electric currents cause heating due to resistance. Now in a new study, scientists have found that, under the same conditions, the temperature of a certain magnetic material increases by more than 20 K in less than a minute—and then abruptly stops and does not increase any further. The large, self-regulated heating power occurs at just the right temperature to potentially enable it to be used as a safe and effective form of hyperthermia treatment of cancer cells. Explore further The phase change from ferromagnetism to paramagnetism in La-Fe-Si-H is somewhat unusual in that the two phases coexist for a few degrees just below 319 K. The most important effect of the phase coexistence in La-Fe-Si-H is that it causes a very large hysteresis loss, which is what leads to the extraordinary heating effect. However, when the temperature reaches 319 K, the material becomes fully paramagnetic. At this point, its large spontaneous magnetism and hysteresis loss abruptly drop to zero, as does the heating effect. The material stays at 319 K and physically cannot get any hotter.As the researchers explain, the phase coexistence is due to La-Fe-Si-H being a “first-order phase transition material.” In contrast, in second-order phase transition materials, the two phases do not coexist, resulting in a much smaller heating power.The large heating power and its abrupt decrease at the Curie point make La-Fe-Si-H a promising candidate for cancer treatment based on hyperthermia. The material’s heating power of 522 W/g demonstrated here is more than an order of magnitude larger than that of second-order phase transition ferromagnetic materials, and possibly the largest of any ferromagnetic material to date with a Curie temperature near human body temperature. It also approaches the recommended value of approximately 1 kW/g for hyperthermia treatment, and does so under nearly biocompatible conditions.The scientists also note that these heat effects have an interesting historical significance. Emil Warburg, a physicist in the late 1800s and early 1900s, is widely credited with discovering the heat dissipation associated with magnetic hysteresis. Although he was not the first to observe the magnetocaloric effect, many articles on the subject have incorrectly credited him with doing so. The new paper bridges these two areas.”In our study, we bring the research fields of magnetocaloric materials and hysteretic dissipation together, utilizing Warburg’s hysteresis in the region of phase coexistence around the Curie temperature of a first order magnetocaloric material,” Sandeman said. This graph shows the very large and self-regulated heating effect of La-Fe-Si-H (near the therapeutic temperature for cancer treatment) compared to another conductive material, magnetite. Credit: Barati, et al. ©2014 AIP Publishing More information: M. R. Barati, et al. “Extraordinary induction heating effect near the first order Curie transition.” Applied Physics Letters. DOI: 10.1063/1.4900557 Gadolinium-based material that can be cooled by varying magnetic field Citation: Magnetic material’s unusual heating effect could fry cancer cells at the perfect temperature (2015, February 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-02-magnetic-material-unusual-effect-cancer.html The researchers, led by Professor Kiyonori Suzuki at Monash University, Australia, and Professor Karl G. Sandeman at CUNY-Brooklyn College, US, and Imperial College London, UK, have published their paper on the extraordinary heating effect of the magnetic material in a recent issue of Applied Physics Letters. The material, La-Fe-Si-H, is a well-known magnetocaloric material, meaning it heats up when exposed to a magnetic field. La-Fe-Si-H is also ferromagnetic at room temperature, so that its magnetic dipoles align with an applied magnetic field and remain aligned even when the magnetic field is removed. This magnetic retention is an example of hysteresis, an effect in which the present state of a system is influenced by its past states. The scientists explain that the large heating power of La-Fe-Si-H is primarily due to the presence of thermomagnetic hysteresis near its Curie temperature.However, the most significant property of the material is arguably not its large heating power, but its abrupt change in heating power, which is unmatched by any material of its kind. The large heating effect stops just short of the temperatures that could damage healthy cells. As the scientists explain, the abrupt change in heating occurs because of the way that the material’s magnetic behavior changes as its temperature increases. The large hysteresis in La-Fe-Si-H occurs only up to a few degrees below its Curie temperature, which for this material is 319 K (46 °C, 115 °F). This temperature, which is about 21 K above room temperature, lies in the ideal temperature range required for effective yet safe hyperthermia therapy. 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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Bengal gets its first pet park in New Town

first_imgKolkata: Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation ( HIDCO) has set up state’s first pet park in New Town.A longish stretch around 400m adjoining Rosedale Housing Complex has been converted into a pet park with lash green grass and tall net fencing. The park will be maintained by the local residents. Some pet owners approached HIDCO to set up a pet park at the site. They approached the senior officials of HIDCO who in turn accepted their project. “It is a citizen driven project and the park will be maintained by the residents,” said Debashis Sen, chairman of HIDCO. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAs pets are now allowed in parks in Kolkata and New Town, pet owners find it extremely difficult to get an area where they can take their pets out. They cannot be taken out on the streets because of heavy traffic. Pets need exercise and taking them for walk keeps them healthy. Swapan Bhattacharya, a pet trainer, welcomed the move and said in every metropolitan city there are parks where pets are allowed. “Every year dog shows are being held in and around Kolkata and the numbers of large breed dogs such as Great Dane, GSD, Lbrador, Afgan Hound, French and English Mastiff and St. Bernard are going up. It is necessary to take these animals out for walks everyday.” New Town Kolkata Development Authority ( NKDA) has already opened a clinic, crèche and burial ground for pets at Action Area 3. Due to shortage of burial ground the pet owners find it difficult to bury their beloved pets. There is a burial ground at the Veterinary Hospital in Belgachia. The opening of a proper crèche has been welcomed by pet lovers.last_img read more

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Whitening products may damage teeth

first_imgTeeth whitening products – that promise to make your smile brighter – may also be causing tooth damage, a study has found. Scientists at Stockton University in the US found that hydrogen peroxide, the active ingredient in over-the-counter whitening strips, can damage the protein-rich dentin tissue found beneath the tooth’s protective enamel. The tooth is made of three layers: the outer tooth enamel, an underlying dentin layer and connective tissue that binds the roots to the gum. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfMost studies of whitening strips have focused on tooth enamel, which contains very little protein. The team focused on dentin, which makes up most of the tooth and has high levels of protein, most of which is collagen. It is well established that hydrogen peroxide can penetrate the enamel and dentin. Previous work by the researchers showed that collagen in the dentin layer decreased when teeth were treated with whitening strips. “We sought to further characterize what the hydrogen peroxide was doing to collagen. We used entire teeth for the studies and focused on the impact hydrogen peroxide has on the proteins,” said Kelly Keenan, associate professor at Stockton University. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe researchers demonstrated that the major protein in the dentin is converted to smaller fragments when treated with hydrogen peroxide. In additional experiments, they treated pure collagen with hydrogen peroxide and then analysed the protein using a gel electrophoresis laboratory technique that allows the protein to be visualised. “Our results showed that treatment with hydrogen peroxide concentrations similar to those found in whitening strips is enough to make the original collagen protein disappear, which is presumably due to the formation of many smaller fragments,” Keenan said in the statement. The researchers point out that their experiments did not address whether collagen and other proteins in the teeth can be regenerated, so it is unknown if the tooth damage is permanent. Following this research, next, the researchers plan to further characterise the protein fragments released when collagen is treated with hydrogen peroxide and determine if hydrogen peroxide has the same impact on other proteins in the teeth.last_img read more

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Oracle releases VirtualBox 600 with improved graphics user interface and more

first_imgYesterday, the team at Oracle released VirtualBox 6.0.0, a free and open-source hosted hypervisor for x86 computers. VirtualBox was initially developed by Innotek GmbH, which was then acquired by Sun Microsystems in 2008 and then by Oracle in 2010. VirtualBox is a virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. It is an extremely feature rich, high-performance product for enterprise customers. Features of VirtualBox 6.0.0 User interface Virtual 6.0.0 comes with a greatly improved HiDPI and scaling support which includes better detection and per-machine configuration. User interface is simpler and more powerful. It also comes with a new file manager that enables users to control the guest file system and copy files between host and guest. Graphics VirtualBox 6.0.0 features 3D graphics support for Windows guests, and VMSVGA 3D graphics device emulation on Linux and Solaris guests. It comes with an added support for surround speaker setups. It also comes with added utility vboximg-mount on Apple hosts for accessing the content of guest disks on the host. In VirtualBox 6.0.0, there is an added support for Hyper-V to avoid the inability to run VMs at low performance. VirtualBox 6.0.0 comes with support for exporting a virtual machine to Oracle cloud infrastructure This release comes with a better application and virtual machine set-up Linux guests This release now supports Linux 4.20 and VMSVGA. The process of building vboxvideo on EL 7.6 standard kernel has been improved with this release. Other features Support for DHCP options. MacOS Guest initial support. Now it is possible to configure upto four custom ACPI tables for a VM. With this release, video and audio recordings can be separately enabled. Better support for attaching and detaching remote desktop connections. Major bug fixes The previous release used to throw wrong instruction after single-step exception with rdtsc. This issue has been resolved with this release. This release comes with improved audio/video recording. This issues with serial port emulation have been fixed. The resizing issue with disk images has been resolved. This release comes with an improved shared folder for auto-mounting. Issues with BIOS has been fixed. Read more about this news on VirtualBox’s changelog. Read Next Installation of Oracle VM VirtualBox on Linux Setting up a Joomla Web Server using Virtualbox, TurnkeyLinux and DynDNS How to Install VirtualBox Guest Additionslast_img read more

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Al Jazeera has partnered with Skyline Communicatio

first_imgAl Jazeera has partnered with Skyline Communications in a network management deal that will see it use Skyline’s DataMiner platform. Al Jazeera will use DataMiner as the network management and OSS platform for its new global media cloud network, allowing it to transport media and data across more than 80 offices.“Our ultimate goal is to make sure that any user of Al Jazeera who sits in any of the more than 80 global locations will feel like they are sitting in the headquarters in Doha, so they will have access to all the resources they need, be it media files, accessing the MAM, or any other broadcast or corporate IT service”, said Mohamed Abuagla, executive director of technology and operations at Al Jazeera Media Network.“The idea is to allow all these people to share information and to allow much faster newsgathering and sharing operations for Al Jazeera.”last_img read more

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In 2011 InterCitic Minerals Inc TSXICI OTCQX

first_imgIn 2011 Inter-Citic Minerals Inc. (TSX:ICI / OTCQX:ICMTF) has a CDN$6.3 million exploration program underway to include up to 25,000 meters of drilling and 10,000 meters of trenching. Inter-Citic’s 2011 exploration program is geared towards further resource growth on new areas of the property.With up to seven drills deployed, exploration in 2011 will continue in the Acadia, XP, and NR-1 Zones, as well as new work off the eastern end of the current Dachang Main Zone, where a gap between known mineralization extends for approximately 4 km under thicker overburden. On the far side of the gap soil geochemistry has shown a significant number of large gold soil anomalies in the South East Area Zone, which the Company believes is likely the continuation of the Dachang Main Zone mineralization not visible under the gap’s heavier soil cover.For the first time Inter-Citic will also be systematically drilling under the current resource area of the Dachang Main Zone (“DMZ”), which has only been drilled to a vertical depth of approximately 150 m from the surface. The Company will be testing the mineralized fault structure of the DMZ at depths of between 500 m and 750 m. For more information, please visit the website. At these prices there are very few legitimate short sellers to be found in the precious metal marketsNot a lot happened in the gold market yesterday.  It was quiet throughout all of the Far East trading day…and a smallish rally began just before 9:00 a.m. in London.  That lasted until the London a.m. gold fix at 10:30 a.m. GMT…and then the gold price went into a quiet decline right up until a few minutes before 11:00 a.m. in New York.Then, in the space of about fifteen minutes, the gold price popped about ten bucks…and proceeded to trade sideways for the rest of the Comex trading session and the electronic session that followed.Gold closed at $1,684.30 spot…up $9.70 on the day.  Gross volume was 187,610 contracts, but once all the roll-overs and spreads were netted out, net volume came in around 127,000 contracts…give or take.It was virtually an identical chart pattern in silver…and at first glance the gold and silver charts look the same.  Silver closed at $33.43 spot…up 48 cents on the day.  Net volume was reasonably high at 38,000 contracts…but most would be of the useless HFT variety.The dollar index didn’t do much either…trading within a 15 basis point range of 79.75.The standout feature on the HUI was that ten dollar price move in gold that began shortly before 11:00 a.m. Eastern time…as it certainly put a bid under the shares.  But after that, nothing much happened…and the HUI finished virtually flat…up 0.09% on the day.Despite the fact that silver had a decent day yesterday, the associated equities only outperformed their gold cousins by a small amount.  Nick Laird’s Silver Sentiment Index closed up 0.33% on the day.(Click on image to enlarge)The CME’s Daily Delivery Report was even less exciting on Wednesday than it was on Tuesday, as only 8 gold and zero silver contracts were posted for delivery on Friday.  According to the CME’s Daily Volume Report, there are only about 40 gold contracts left to deliver in March…along with about 475 silver contracts.  There’s no guarantee that all these contracts holder will take delivery, as they still have a way to get out of taking physical delivery, even though they stood for delivery on February 29th.  So the rest of March could be pretty quiet on the delivery front.As I’ve said in the space several times over the years, no physical metal ever leaves the Comex-approved depositories on these CME deliveries…it just changes racks [and owners] in the warehouse.  Sometimes they don’t even change racks, as both Kyle Bass and Eric Sprott have said that quite a few of the bars they saw had little “Post-It” notes on them saying who the new owners are.  How’s that for high tech?There were no reported changes in either GLD or SLV yesterday, putting icing on the cake that the 5-day smack-down in the precious metals that started on February 29th, was all a Comex paper affair.The U.S. Mint had another tiny sales report.  They sold 6,500 ounces of gold eagles…and that was the extent of it.Over at the Comex-approved depositories they did not report receiving a single ounce of silver on Tuesday.  But they shipped out an eye-watering 3,172,266 troy ounces of the stuff…and 99% of that came out of Brink’s, Inc.  Here’s the link to the action.It’s this silver that comes and goes from the Comex-approved depositories that you should be watching…as this is the physical metal itself that’s on the move.  One has to wonder where this 3.17 million ounces of silver is going to end up…but it’s obvious that its new [or existing] owner had a more urgent need for it elsewhere, or why go to the trouble [and expense] of moving it?  Those ounces add up to just under five semi tractor-trailers full…and, depending on how those trucks have to be loaded, there could have been more than five.Silver analyst Ted Butler had his mid-week comments for his paying subscribers yesterday…and here are two free paragraphs…“Here’s a head’s up and preview of tomorrow’s COT report. It promises to be significant because all of the high volume and vicious sell-off at this point occurred precisely within the reporting week. This is somewhat rare, as there is usually an overlap in big price moves over several reporting weeks. I don’t remember such a sharp move in the past being so clearly confined in one reporting week. The collusive commercial crooks smacked the price of gold and silver starting last Wednesday (the first day of the reporting week) and kept the pressure on through yesterday’s cut-off. I can’t say that the deliberate price smash is over for sure, but it might be.”“What I can say is that we should get big reductions in the speculative net long and commercial net short position in both gold (by tens of thousands of contracts) and silver (by many thousands of contracts). At least, that is my expectation. The real question will be how much the raptors bought in each market versus the big 4 and 8. I would think that JPMorgan should have been able to reduce its concentrated short position in silver down from 24,000 contracts, but by how much depends upon how much buying competition came from the raptors. At the very least, it should be an interesting COT report.”Here’s a zerohedge.com chart that Washington state reader S.A. sent my way yesterday.  It shows the total OTC derivatives as of the end of June 2011.  As you can see, they total a bit over $700 TRILLION.  Soon the word ‘quadrillion‘ will be dusted off for the first time…and it wasn’t that very long ago that the trillion number first came on the scene…and as far as OTC derivatives are concerned, that number will soon pass into the history books.(Click on image to enlarge)It was a reasonably quiet news day yesterday…and I’ve managed to edit the list down to what I believe is a manageable number.Democracy, as practiced by the US and other developed countries, is a fraud. It is just a way for the insiders to scam money and power from the outsiders, by pretending that the voters are in charge…American democracy, circa 2012, has no more in common with real democracy than American capitalism has in common with real capitalism. Both are degenerate…corrupt…and geriatric. – Bill BonnerI wouldn’t read a whole lot into yesterday’s price action…as there are only two things that matter from this point going forward…the first being, are JPMorgan et al done to the downside and…number two, on the next rally, will JPMorgan et al be the short sellers of last resort again…as they’ve always been.One thing you must understand, dear reader, is that at these prices there are very few legitimate short sellers to be found in the precious metal markets…and in the Comex futures market there has to be a short for every long placed…and vice versa.  So, as the tech funds and small traders start to lay on their long positions, causing prices to rise…if ‘da boyz’ weren’t there ready, willing and able to take the short side of every one of their long trades…the legitimate buyers would have to bid the price to nose-bleed levels in order to attract any sort of legitimate short seller…and there just aren’t many at this price level.And what price level that might end up being, is precisely what the U.S. banking system and the U.S. government don’t want tested.  That’s why the bullion banks and their allies are doing what they’re doing…and is precisely the reason that the CME and CFTC will do nothing, as they know exactly what’s going on.  They are complicit.This is a controlled price retreat…and we’ll soon find out how controlled it is when the next serious rally commences.Gold didn’t do a lot in Far East trading during their Thursday…and was up about six bucks going into the London open.  Not much happened in silver either until precisely 3:00 p.m. Hong Kong time, an hour before the 8:00 a.m. London open, when the price popped about 20 cents…and minutes before the London open, silver is up about two bits. Volume numbers aren’t available because of problems on the CME’s website.It’s been a while since I wrote the above paragraph…and London has now been open for more than two hours.  Gold broke through the $1,700 spot price…and silver, which sailed through $34 without even breaking a sweat, has been beaten back below that number as of 5:15 p.m. Eastern time.  At the moment, gold is now up $17…and silver is up about 55 cents.I’m sure that part of this rally has to do with the fact that the dollar index did a face plant about 8:45 a.m. in London…and is down 31 basis points as I hit the ‘send’ button.  How much of this rally is new buyers…and how much is short covering…is impossible to tell. I haven’t the foggiest idea of how the precious metals will trade in New York today…but after the above start to the London trading day, nothing will surprise me.That’s allI have for today…and I’ll see you here tomorrow. Sponsor Advertisementlast_img read more

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Motorcyclist fighting for his life

first_img SharePrint WhatsApp A 40-year-old Fgura resident is fighting for his life after he lost control of his motorcycle in St Paul’s Bay. In a press release, the Police explained that the incident happened at about 5.30pm on Saturday in Triq Burmarrad. center_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

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