State Rep. Greg Markkanen discusses a plan to lower car insurance rates with a colleague before the House took the historic vote today.State Rep. Greg Markkanen today joined his colleagues in approving a bipartisan plan to significantly lower car insurance rates for drivers across the state.The House overwhelmingly voted to approve legislation guaranteeing lower rates by giving drivers more choice on personal injury protection coverage, stopping price gouging on medical services for car accident victims, and combating fraudulent claims. The plan should soon head to the governor for her expected signature.Markkanen, of Hancock, said the bipartisan solution is designed to end Michigan’s long tenure as the state with the most expensive car insurance rates in the nation.“The high cost of Michigan’s car insurance is one of the most common complaints I hear from people in our community,” Markkanen said. “We’ve listened to their concerns and produced a solution that will make driving more affordable for families and seniors in the Upper Peninsula and all across Michigan.”Michigan’s costs are high largely because it’s the only state mandating unlimited lifetime health care coverage through car insurance. The bipartisan reform plan allows those currently using the coverage to keep it, and those who want it in the future to continue buying it – while providing more affordable choices.### Categories: Markkanen News 24May Rep. Markkanen, House approve bipartisan solution to lower car insurance rates
German cable operator Tele Columbus has launched a new HD package, DigitalTV Plus HD, replacing the previous DigitalTV Komplett offering.DigitalTV Extra HD includes four HD channels – Geographic HD, AXN HD, Spiegel TV Wissen and Fox HD – and 24 SD channels for €15.99.
Telefonica has demonstrated a new immersive real-time video experience around the 9th stage of the Vuelta a Espana cycling race as part of its 5G Technology Cities initiative.For the demonstration, former Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana winner Pedro Delgado has completed a circuit of the race viewing only images captured by a helmet-mounted camera and projected onto virtual reality glasses.The head-mounted camera transmitted images from the course and transmits them to the virtual reality glasses using pre-5G technology.According to Telefonica, the camera behaves like the human eye and substitutes the cyclist’s vision with an immersive image that arrives in the glasses in real time, enabling the cyclist to navigate the road.According to the telco, the pre-5G network at Talavera de la Reina, where the demonstration was carried out, uses a Distributed Core Network that allows a significant reduction in latency, making it practicable to process the environs of the user in real-time.The demo required latency of less than 40 milliseconds. Telefonica said the technology could be applied to a wide range of applications, including entertainment and sport, with immersive video experiences in stadiums or augmented reality experiences in real time.
Dear Reader,Vedran Vuk here, filling in for David Galland. First today, I’ll talk about adjusting your portfolio to minimize the damage from the political events around us. Then Bud Conrad will give us a comparison of today’s market to the Nixon-era political turmoil – it’s not pretty. Finally, I’ll touch on the youth vote in the recent election and how the US’s next generation is shaping up.Never Worry About Another Election AgainBy Vedran Vuk, Senior Analyst“Woooooooooo! Wooooooooo!” That’s what I heard all night from my neighbor’s election-night party. If the last four years are any indicator of the next four, then I’m not really sure what there is to be so excited about. Sure, some might prefer Obama a little more than Romney, and that’s fine. What confuses me is such excitement for an administration that has been such a failure.Well, my neighbor might have kept me awake Tuesday night, but I surely got him back on Wednesday morning. When I saw the market plunging 345 points on the DJIA, I’m certain he was awoken by my “Arrrrrrrgggggggg!!!!” followed by “$%#!!! #$%#%, E#%%!!!!!” Jokes aside, what a way to start the next four years. With the market crashing hard, it was one of those days where I’m glad not to be living on the top story of a high-rise.However, as the screen went red almost across the board, there was one ray of hope – gold. It was still holding its ground. With more problems ahead, the money-printing will continue and inflation will follow. And from there, gold will continue to rise. In a way, our obsession with gold at Casey Research is kind of weird. The same could be said of our readers who send us emails about inflation all the time.Think about it. We’re the ones always talking about the Federal Reserve and what the Fed is going to do next. We’re way more worried about it than almost anyone else. But should we be worried? Probably not. Well, why not? BECAUSE WE HOLD GOLD!!!! Duh!If the US experiences a hyperinflation, our subscribers are going to be the last ones in trouble’s path. In fact, it might be the greatest time of your life. While everyone’s paper assets turn into just that paper, you’ll be one of the few sitting on real wealth.The people who should be really freaking out are the ones who aren’t holding gold in their portfolios – it’s the portfolio owners who saw nothing but red after the election who need to worry.Here’s another worry to wipe out: gas prices. If you’re in the middle or upper class, you shouldn’t be complaining about gas prices. Why? Because you can do something about it! I’m going to come off as a bit of a jerk but I have to say this… every time WTI crude oil goes up, I’m a pretty happy guy. Why? Because the energy stocks in my portfolio went up as well.Am I some sort of evil profiteer? No; I realize that there is an energy problem in our society. And I don’t want to be a sitting duck when oil prices start rising yet again. I’m just doing what I have to do to protect myself – and that’s owning shares of energy companies.It’s ridiculous to just complain about gas prices and inflation – you can actually do something about these problems. Buy gold and energy companies. While these assets won’t guarantee keeping up with your personal expenses and gas prices and it can be a little tricky to match them exactly to your expenses, they are going to put you in a lot better position than those without them in the portfolio.The same goes for this election. Do you think that the US is going downhill faster than a snowball headed to hell? Well, do something about it. Invest in defensive stocks with an international base, diversify your assets overseas, and hold multiple currencies. We’re not sitting ducks here. You can take action to protect yourself from the meltdown.Does buying these sorts of assets guarantee your protection? No not necessarily, but let’s put it this way. When the economic hurricane comes rolling through, do you want to be the guy with a generator, plenty of diesel, ammo, flashlights, and weeks of food stocked up, or do you want to be the guy with three cans of tuna in the pantry and a single box of matches? When a natural disaster is coming, you have to prepare. What’s true for hurricanes is true for financial crises as well.On New Year’s Day, when the confetti is scattered on the floor and everyone is recovering from their hangovers, what do we usually do next? Make our New Year’s resolutions. Whether you’re picking up the confetti from your Obama re-election party or recovering from drinking away your newfound worries of the next morning, I want you to make a post-election resolution – much like the New Year’s one.Here it is: I will organize my portfolio and finances in such a way that I will never again have to nervously wait for the results on election night. Your hard-earned money shouldn’t depend on the voting decisions of a couple of bozos from Ohio and Pennsylvania. We can’t control everything about the world around us, but we can control far more risks than most people realize.How Far Could the Stock Market Fall?By Bud Conrad, Chief EconomistWe are heading back into a serious recession that will be similar to the crisis of confidence in 1974 with the Nixon impeachment. During Nixon’s landslide victory for a second term and the ensuing Watergate impeachment, I lived in Washington DC and watched the ensuing chaos with a front-row seat. The break-in of the Democratic national headquarters in the Watergate complex occurred before the election, yet it did not stop Nixon’s re-election.The country and Washington DC became accustomed to cover-ups and deceptive practices. Anger over Vietnam and the assassinations of respected leaders manifested into mass protests and arrests. I still remember tear-gas canisters in the streets of Georgetown. In a second, we’ll take a look at some charts showing just what this turmoil did to the stock market.Nearly 40 years later, the cover-ups haven’t stopped. Today, we have a cover-up of an assassinated ambassador and three others in Libya. If enough people ask questions – like Congressman Darrell Issa has been – about why there was weak security, we might even open a bigger can of worms, as this assassination is a bigger deal than most people realize. And again, much like with Nixon, the economic climate grows troublesome with high unemployment, growing future inflation concerns thanks to QE3, and the world economy slowing. As was the case back then, we’re a powder keg ready to blow. Remember the explosion of bad government regulations the last time around – like wage and price controls? I remember them all too well, as I was a consultant to the energy division of the Nixon administration’s Economic Stabilization Program Phase 2.Obama’s win gives a false sense of having resolved a key uncertainty. But the fundamental problems we face are bigger than one leader’s capability to solve them. No good answers are on the table for our budget deficits and endless wars. European peripheral countries struggle with 50% youth unemployment, leading to worries of money-printing and currency crisis. If we add an environmental catastrophe, such as a crop failure leading to food shortages, the world could face much bigger downturns than purely financial analysis can predict.The 1974 stock market crash was the second biggest compared to the crisis we went through in 2008. It was precipitated by political crisis more than financial difficulties. The Vietnam War and Johnson’s expansion of social services created deficits that at the time that seemed too large. Today, of course, we have political problems as well as financial problems. And this time around, the deficits don’t just seem large and unsustainable, they are too large and unsustainable. On top of that, Bernanke and Greenspan have spent every bullet in the arsenal to avoid short-term disaster. While in the ’70s we still had a box of bullets, we’re now running on empty – and the enemy is closing in on our foxhole.Since 2000, we have had two crises – one being the dot-com bubble, and the latest is the housing bubble. As the financial crisis gets worse, so will the political backlash and the disruptions in society. This scenario suggests much higher inflation, disenfranchisement of workers, and government oppression to maintain control.The chart below shows some of the effects of key moments of political turmoil on the stock market, as well as the relationship of those changes to the Purchasing Managers’ Index. This Index is one of the most reliable indicators of the country’s growth in manufacturing output and thus the growth of GDP. It comes from surveying purchasing managers as to whether the economy is improving or getting worse on a number of measures like orders, shipments, exports, prices paid, etc. The composite of these measures is provided monthly and is not revised. It is not a government number, so it is not vulnerable to manipulation to make the story fit the political agenda. It can provide an early warning of a slowing economy and can be useful for interpreting what might happen to the stock market.(Click on image to enlarge)The specifics of the Nixon-era stock collapse are shown in close-up in the chart below. It could happen again. The polarization of our factions is now back at the levels of that era, and there are no signs of it diminishing.(Click on image to enlarge)In the most recent issue of The Casey Report, I have an extensive piece on the importance of the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) and other measures for the US and many others countries – some of the results may surprise you as they surprised me. The analysis led me to change my view of where our economy may be heading. For more on that, make sure to check out the latest Casey Report.Besides our own political problems, there are a whole list of countries ready to erupt into turmoil, including Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, and Iran. Add the likelihood of an environmental destabilization of, say, some big crop failure to our recurring financial crisis, and the probabilities are even higher that the next year or two will be very bad on several dimensions.And that’s just half the problems on our plate. Here are a few more to consider over the next two years: the US fiscal cliff and continuing budget deficits; a collapse of the European currency union; and an Asian hard landing.There are many links between politics and money. I fear we will see some serious problems ahead because we haven’t fixed anything and the only actions our leaders seem to know how to take are to expand the money supply.The worldwide money-printing by central banks to fund government overspending is close to reaching its conclusion. When governments run out of stimulus to prop up their financial sectors and to placate the masses, then things really start to unwind.I am of the opinion that money will be inflated out of existence by corrupt governments and central bankers, so we should be buying physical assets like farmland, houses, commodities, precious metals, and energy. We should avoid bonds or any fixed-dollar return like bonds. In a way, one wishes that a single president or re-election could make all of these things go away, but that’s just not going to happen. The world’s problems are now much bigger than the presidency, and they continue to pile on in a similar way to what we witnessed during the ’70s.What’s Going on with the Kids Today?By Vedran VukIn looking to the future of the economy, we have to consider the next generation. Unfortunately, that generation just opted to vote for more government yet again, with about 60% of the youth vote (ages 18-29) going to Obama and 36% for Romney.I’m not saying that Romney was some sort of economic messiah. In fact, he was terrible as well. Rather, what I’m trying to gauge here is if the kids are waking up to the fact that the policies of the last four years have been pretty ineffective. Apparently, many haven’t caught on.You would think that this age group – that has had it pretty rough in the recession, with double-digit unemployment rates – would be the last ones to vote for Obama. Furthermore, even the college kids who have jobs often aren’t working in their fields of study. In this tough market, one would expect more angst toward the present administration.That said, the vote has slightly changed. In 2008, 66% voted for Obama and 31% for McCain. So apparently, a few of them are connecting the dots that Obama has not made them better off; or those who have moved in to voting age are more economically aware than those who remained in it or moved out of it. The even smarter kids probably connected the dots that Romney wasn’t going to do much for them either. Nonetheless, how do we explain the still-strong support for bigger government?Since I’m on the far end of the youth age group, I still have the pulse of these things, so let me share what I see going on. First of all, the 18-23 age group – college kids – are as brainwashed as ever. It’s the same story that has been around for years. They’re idealistic kids who, with their professors holding their hands, are happy to pull the lever for the left. They just don’t get how bad things are out there. It usually takes getting to the 300th résumé before that idealism behind “hope” and “change” starts to fade away.But what about the young kids like myself who have been out there in the workforce… who did fill out hundreds of job applications… what are they thinking? This is the most interesting group. In many younger friends, I see something happening similar to the polarization of war veterans.Have you ever noticed how polarized veterans’ opinions become after coming back from war? They either come back more gung ho than ever, putting a flag in the yard and supporting the most pro-war candidate or they come back the complete opposite – they see the wars as complete BS and become lifelong anti-war advocates. There are some people in the middle as well, but more often than not, soldiers seem to go the extremes of each side. When faced with traumatic life experiences, people often deal with them by going to an extreme.I see the same thing happening with this generation’s reaction to vast unemployment – they have been shell-shocked into the extremes. When times got tough, one group of kids got tougher. Many of my friends have unbelievable work ethics; they could give Third-World sweat-shop workers a run for their money. Furthermore, they’ve hunkered down by saving money and living very frugally. Their lifestyles make their Baby Boomer parents look bad. The older generation always tends to demean the younger, but in this case, there’s a portion of the current generation that’s tougher and better than the one before it. I emphasize “portion” for a reason. There’s the other portion to consider.When you’re filling out that 300th résumé, there are two ways to react. You either get tougher, or you start seeing the world as completely unfair. You can lose sight of the connection between effort and results. I understand how this can happen. There are lots of smart, hard-working kids out there who can’t land jobs. I’m not talking about the C-student sociology majors here. To many, the job market now looks like a rigged game of connections, rather than a meritocratic system. If you’re smart, hard-working, and still can’t get a job, how are you supposed to develop an appreciation for the capitalist system?These kids got tougher too, but in a much different way. They see the world as unfair. And since the world is unfair, they have no problem taking from others. Why feel bad about it? When your viewpoint has lost the connection between effort and results, everything looks like luck. To some extent, you can see their perspective. If one graduated even in 2006 or 2007, they are light-years ahead in their careers in comparison to those finishing school 2008 and later. The 2006 class got on the ladder with an entry-level job; the 2008 kids didn’t. It’s a hard case to make that the 2008 grads are lazier than the 2006 grads. The difference between the groups has a lot to do with luck.Here’s the problem with this. If wealth is seen as just the lucky circumstance of being born into better times rather than the result of effort and ingenuity, then it’s easy to not feel bad about redistribution. Despite the Obama administration’s failures thus far, this growing life philosophy is one of the reason for growing support for big government among the youth.However, there’s another side of the coin, like the Ron Paul movement. Guess who were the biggest supporters of Ron Paul’s extremely free-market views? It wasn’t the Reagan generation. An enormous amount of his support came from the youth. This is that polarization that I’m talking about. One part of the generation is Ron Paul crazy, the other is Obama crazy.Is this a good sign for the country down the road? Yes and no. It really depends what faction wins. If the fiscally responsible and hard-working part of the youth takes over in 20 or 30 years, we might see administrations that would make Ronald Reagan look like a communist. If the other side gains dominance, we might look back at Barack Obama as a free-market champion. It’s still up in the air; and the next few years are going to be instrumental in shaping this generation’s experience.Friday FunniesAnd now for a few funny political bumper stickers as we say goodbye to the 2012 campaign. I threw in a few Democrat ones and a few Republican ones, but all good enough for a chuckle. One more thing before we go: there’s a new Casey Phyle forming in Cafayate, Argentina. Anyone interested please send an email to email@example.com. Thank you for reading and subscribing to the Casey Daily Dispatch. See you next week.Vedran VukCasey Senior Analyst
Representatives of national disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) in Bolivia, Greece, Malaysia and Uganda have described to UK activists how they have fought oppression and discrimination in their own countries.They were speaking at an International Deaf and Disabled People’s Solidarity Summit in east London, organised by Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) to highlight the hypocrisy of the UK government’s decision to co-host a major “global disability summit” on the Olympic Park in east London this week.Feliza Ali Ramos (pictured, left) and Alex Marcelo Vazquez Bracamonte (centre), both wheelchair-users, from the Bolivian DPO New Hope, described how – two years ago – they and fellow disabled activists marched 300 miles through the Andes to the capital La Paz to confront president Evo Morales about the conditions facing disabled people in Bolivia and to seek an increase in disability benefits.Conditions facing disabled people in Bolivia were harsh, they told the summit.Many were dying from treatable conditions, some because doctors refused to give them oxygen, with families often welcoming their early deaths “because they were suffering anyway”.Many disabled people were excluded from education, despite the government’s insistence that disabled people had access to education and to healthcare, the summit heard.Local campaigns had called for the monthly disability benefit payment to rise from about £10 to about £50 a month, which led to the march on La Paz.Ramos said: “We sent letter after letter to the president, but the president never received us.”They marched through the mountains for 35 days and often had nowhere to sleep, while their only food was what they were given by people from the towns they passed through.When they arrived in the capital, they found the government had put up metal barriers to prevent them reaching the central square where the government offices were located.The square was guarded by police with water cannons and riot shields, and they were sprayed with pepper spray and water cannons, beaten and pushed out of their wheelchairs.Refused a meeting with the president, they pitched tents and took part in a vigil that lasted more than three months.The government tried to infiltrate the movement, and threatened activists with 10 years in prison.Morales eventually backed down and agreed to some of their demands.Ramos told fellow activists at Sunday’s summit how they lost two of their colleagues in a traffic accident during the march while another four had died because their health deteriorated during the protest.She cried as she told the summit: “Because these comrades had given their lives we fought on and we too were prepared to give our lives.“We remember what we went through and every day it moves me.“All of a sudden we have made ourselves visible in Bolivia and have got coverage in its media.”Last week, she said, there was national media coverage of a case in which a young man with cerebral palsy was found severely malnourished.She said: “Before, it would have been ignored. Now it is a national scandal because of what we did.“We have shown the whole of society we are strong and are not prepared to shut up and do whatever the government tells us to do.”New Hope was founded in 1999 to fight for an independent life for all disabled people in Bolivia, and its members try to empower disabled people with physical impairments through their Independent Life programme.Antonios Rellas, from the Greek DPO Zero Tolerance, told Sunday’s summit how he was the only disabled activist who gave evidence in the long-running trial of MPs and members of the extreme-right Golden Dawn party.He said: “As disabled activists, we know very well the story behind the fascist danger.“Golden Dawn followed exactly what Hitler and the Third Reich believed. Some of the first victims of the Third Reich were disabled people who were killed, 275,00 of them, as unworthy to live.”He also described his organisation’s ongoing fight against the institutionalisation of disabled people in Greece, which saw Zero Tolerance fight for the freedom of disabled residents who were being over-medicated and chained to cages in a state-run institution in Lechaina.He has directed a documentary which exposes the conditions, with Rellas and other disabled activists occupying the institution for four days and demanding that they were released.Now those disabled people who have been released from Lechaina have been found homes “in places where they can lead regular lives”, he said.But he said that more than 900 disabled people were still living in similar conditions in state-run institutions in Greece.He said: “The institutions that we are talking about are public institutions. We don’t know what is happening in private and church facilities.“This has nothing to do with the financial crisis that Greece is under. This was happening before this happened and if we are not there to resist and provoke it will stay like this forever.”Naziaty Yaacob, from Harapan OKU (Hope for Persons with Disabilities), speaking via Skype, told of her organisation’s battle to fight systematic discrimination against disabled people in her country following the election in May of the first new government in Malaysia in 60 years.They wrote an open letter to the new prime minister, with support from more than 100 charities, telling him that disabled people were “still struggling to achieve independence” and were “still facing barriers and discrimination”, with disabled people the most marginalised group in society.They highlighted the “toothless” nature of the existing disability discrimination act and the need for a new act and an independent commission to deal with grievances and systemic discrimination.Rose Achayo, from the National Union of Women with Disabilities of Uganda, described the wide-ranging discrimination faced by disabled women and girls in her country.She told the summit that her organisation had formed in 1999 to be a voice for disabled women and girls and to push for “a society where girls and women with disabilities lead a dignified life”.She pointed to barriers faced by disabled women in Uganda, such as violence in the home and in the community, the abuse inflicted on disabled people with high support needs who are placed in isolated settings, the lack of access to reproductive health, and the lack of access to justice.She also pointed to the stigma and “invisibility” faced by disabled women and girls in mainstream society, and their lack of access to the main source of income: land.But she said that, unlike the UK government, the Ugandan government had acknowledged issues raised by the UN committee on the rights of persons with disabilities and had come up with a plan for how they could be addressed.The committee examined Uganda’s progress in 2016, a process her organisation took part in. A note from the editor:For nine years, Disability News Service has survived largely through the support of a small number of disability organisations – most of them user-led – that have subscribed to its weekly supply of news stories. That support has been incredibly valuable but is no longer enough to keep DNS financially viable. For this reason, please consider making a voluntary financial contribution to support the work of DNS and allow it to continue producing independent, carefully-researched news stories that focus on the lives and rights of disabled people and their user-led organisations. Please do not contribute if you cannot afford to do so, and please remember that DNS is not a charity. It is run and owned by disabled journalist John Pring, and has been from its launch in April 2009. Thank you for anything you can do to support the work of DNS…
Foursquare, a location based social network that incorporates gaming elements, is looking for investors to raise another $10M round. Well, they aren’t exactly “looking for investors” or seeking out venture capital financing… Awesome deals with high valuations are being thrown at them left and right. Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures and Redpoint Ventures are all competing to be the next lead investor causing valuation to skyrocket.It has been confirmed that the final price will be between $60 million and $70 million pre-money, making Foursquare worth around $80 million on paper!I only hope that these VCs offer the operational support, sales support and marketing that OpenView Venture Partners does. However, with current investors like Jack Dorsey and the phenomenal growth they’ve seen, it seems like they have everything under control.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis
April 11, 2017 While Attorney General Jeff Sessions has advocated a return to the “just say no” policies of the 1980s, residents in his home state of Alabama see things differently, a new poll has found.In a survey of 2,500 Alabama residents done by AL.com, 78 percent said they favor legalization of marijuana.For entrepreneurs and investors involved in the legal marijuana industry, the news is, at the very least, interesting. The more optimistic might hope that the views of his fellow Alabamians could influence Sessions as well.The poll results might come as a surprise to many. In addition to the anti-marijuana rhetoric of Sessions, the former senator and attorney general in Alabama, the state often ranks high among the states not expected to legalize medical, much less recreational use, of marijuana.Related: Marijuana In the Midwest? Nebraska Lawmakers Consider Cannabis Legalization.In 2016, USA Today ranked Alabama as the No. 1 least likely state to legalize marijuana. Of course, they ranked Arkansas as No. 2, and voters there approved medical marijuana use last November.Alabamians On MarijuanaAl.com asked readers other questions involving marijuana, at least one of which might seem unusual to those who have never resided in the so-called “Bible Belt” of the United States.The results of three questions were:92 percent said alcohol is more dangerous than marijuana89 percent said smoking marijuana is not a sin (8 percent said that it is)84 percent said recreational use should be legalized in AlabamaOf course, polls of website readers are not scientific by traditional polling standards. However, even Pew Research Center has started to question whether some of the polls might be more accurate than traditional telephone surveys.Good News?Those involved with the legal marijuana industry have kept a wary eye on Sessions. During the first few months of President Donald Trump’s administration, both Sessions and other administration officials have offered a litany of anti-marijuana statements but have been vague about what they might actually do.The latest glimpse into Sessions thinking came in a speech in March before law enforcement officials in Richmond, Vir. His speech, which can be read in full here on the attorney general’s website, included a line that compared marijuana to heroin.Related: How to Plant the Seeds of Success in the New Cannabis Economy“I reject the idea that America will be a better place if marijuana is sold in every corner store,” he said. “And I am astonished to hear people suggest that we can solve our heroin crisis by legalizing marijuana – so people can trade one life-wrecking dependency for another that’s only slightly less awful. Our nation needs to say clearly once again that using drugs will destroy your life.”At least according to one poll, his view is not in step with a majority of his fellow Alabamians.Follow dispensaries.com on Instagram to stay up to date on the latest cannabis news. Each week hear inspiring stories of business owners who have taken the cannabis challenge and are now navigating the exciting but unpredictable Green Rush. Most People in Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s Home State Want to Legalize Marijuana Easy Search. Quality Finds. Your partner and digital portal for the cannabis community. Next Article Cannabis Image credit: Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Guest Writer 3 min read Add to Queue Green Entrepreneur Podcast Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. dispensaries.com –shares A new poll finds that lopsided majorities in Alabama oppose the get-tough enforcement favored by their former senator. Listen Now
–shares Harvard, MIT Receive $9 Million Donation to Conduct Marijuana Research 4 min read Guest Writer Biomedical Technology Add to Queue Image credit: gregobagel | Getty Images Easy Search. Quality Finds. Your partner and digital portal for the cannabis community. Next Article dispensaries.com Keep up with the latest trends and news in the cannabis industry with our free articles and videos, plus subscribe to the digital edition of Green Entrepreneur magazine. The donation from an alum of both schools will use the cannabis legally available in Massachusetts. May 14, 2019 Free Green Entrepreneur App Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The rapid spread of marijuana legalization has been coupled with concerns among medical researchers about gaps in knowledge on what cannabis can and cannot do in terms of health benefits.Unfortunately, with the United States federal government continuing to list cannabis as an illegal drug, it’s been hard to get funding for research. It also doesn’t help that what little marijuana is available for research is of far worse quality than what people routinely purchase at the local dispensary (or on the black market, for that matter).However, cannabis research in the U.S. got a shot in the arm this month when Charles Broderick, head of a New York-based global equity firm, dontated $9 million for cannabis research to be split between Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology . Broderick’s goal is clear cut, according to the Harvard Gazette: “Our desire is to fill the research void that currently exists in the science of cannabis.”Related: Why the EU Is Wrong About CBDMassachusetts Makes a DifferenceHow can the two prestigious schools manage to fill the marijuana research void with marijuana still illegal at the federal level? According to Rolling Stone, the answer lies in the fact that Massachusetts started legal recreational marijuana sales this year. That “makes it easier for the research to take place at the Boston-based schools,” the music magazine wrote.A researcher at MIT told the Boston Globe that the school plans to get cannabis of a higher grade than what is available from the University of Mississippi, which currently operates the only federal-sanctioned site to grow marijuana for research.The researcher also said that without Broderick’s donation, none of the research would be happening as quickly as now planned. The illegal nature of marijuana in the past — a situation that still exists at the national level — has made getting research funding difficult.Where Research Will FocusMIT plans to launch research into how THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) impact the cognitive function of people suffering from schizophrenia. Other MIT studies will focus on the use of cannabis for those with autism and Huntington’s disease, as well as the impact on attention and working memory.At Harvard Medical School, the money will fund creation of the Charles R. Broderick Phytocannabinoid Research Initiative. Initial research will focus on marijuana’s impact on brain cell function and the connections between brain cells.Related: Move Aside, CBD: New Data Finds THC Is the Real Medicine in Medical MarijuanaDonor Stands to GainWhile the donation received universal praise, it also generated conversation over the ethics of the donation. Broderick is an investor in cannabis companies in Canada, where pot is legal for medical and recreational use nationwide.The Globe wrote that many might wonder if his position could create bias in the research. After all, if new uses of cannabis are found, Broderick stands to make more money. But if dangers are found in using marijuana for medical purposes, he stands to lose money.However, both Harvard and MIT have rules in place that govern research, ensuring that researchers have complete control over their work and the results.For this part, Broderick told the Harvard Gazette, “I want to destigmatize the conversation around cannabis — and, in part, that means providing facts to the medical community, as well as the general public. Then we’re all working from the same information. We need to replace rhetoric with research.”To stay up to date on the latest marijuana-related news make sure to like dispensaries.com on Facebook Download Our iOS App
Staff writer. Frequently covers franchise news and food trends. Image credit: SpaceX Next Article Looking for the latest headlines in small business, innovation and tech? Our Start Up Your Day recaps are posted every morning to keep you current.Going big. First hot dogs, now this: Burger King’s menu now includes a Whopper Dog.Accused. Cupertino’s mayor feels “abused,” says Apple evades its taxes.In remembrance. An urn shaped of a White Castle restaurant was commissioned by a woman as a memorial. She and her sister ate there after chemo treatments.A new track. This McDonald’s placemat is also a DJ controller.Cut. Celebrated entrepreneurship course at Babson College is cut and its professor fired.Victorious. A SpaceX lands a rocket successfully in the Atlantic Ocean.The front lines. The Marine Corps is creating land-based battlefield robots with flying drone sidekicks. They would be used for “autonomous swarms.”Not enough. According to Facebook, the average user spends about 50 minutes a day on the social media platform. It may seem like a lot, but the company wants more. Lindsay Friedman Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. –shares May 6, 2016 Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. SpaceX Lands Rocket on Platform in the Middle of the Ocean — Start Up Your Day Roundup Start Up Your Day Add to Queue 1 min read Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Landing JSAT-14, 05052016 Register Now »
Teleperformance Groups ‘Praxidia Knowledge Services’ partners with CallMiner to launch TP Interact – a Comprehensive Interaction Analytics Solution PRNewswireMay 23, 2019, 2:52 pmMay 23, 2019 CallMinerCXMarketing TechnologyNewsPraxidiaTeleperformance GroupTP Interact Previous ArticleAlpha Software Launches Alpha TransForm, Cuts Build Time for Robust Offline Enterprise Mobile Apps from Months to HoursNext ArticleCint Appoints SVP of Asia Nicholas Antram to Continue Strategic Expansion Across the Region Eleperformance Groups ‘Praxidia Knowledge Services’ Partners with CallMiner to Launch TP Interact – a Comprehensive Interaction Analytics SolutionPraxidia Knowledge Services, a specialised subsidiary of the Teleperformance Group, announced its strategic partnership with CallMiner to launch a customer solution called TP Interact. This speech and customer engagement analytics solution will optimise agent quality and customer satisfaction within contact centres across the globe.“Our ability to quickly consolidate actionable insights from multichannel interactions in both real-time and post-call provides Praxidia with agent quality management and CX benefits that boost customer satisfaction and build competitive advantage”TP Interact’s managed analytics and consulting services, powered by the CallMiner Eureka speech analytics platform, is scalable in terms of both capacity and geography. This allows organisations across industry verticals to benefit from the invaluable insights driven by its customer interactions, regardless of call volume or channel. Through this partnership, customers can evaluate and score 100% of customer interactions to define the customer experience and agent quality. This Includes customisations, reporting and on-going tuning to business needs.Marketing Technology News: Phishing of SaaS and Webmail Brands Surpasses Phishing Attacks on Payment Brands for the First TimeTP Interact customers benefit from:A scalable, flexible solution that seamlessly integrates into the business within days of deployment.Personalised services tailored to unique business needsData-driven insights to define action and control outcomes.Marketing Technology News: Punchh Launches Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence “Customer Sentiment Analysis” to Enable Real-Time Response to Customer ReviewsCommenting on the development, Paolo Righetti, CEO Praxidia said “CallMiner and Praxidia have already begun driving Business Intelligence from global call centres with language-specific customer experience applications across Italian, French and German-speaking organisations. This partnership enables a seamless Digital Customer Experience”.Paul Bernard, President & CEO of CallMiner said “Our ability to quickly consolidate actionable insights from multichannel interactions in both real-time and post-call provides Praxidia with agent quality management and CX benefits that boost customer satisfaction and build competitive advantage”.Marketing Technology News: Alibaba Cloud Expands Offerings for EMEA Partners
Optimizely Announces Series D Funding Led by Goldman Sachs, Catapulting Digital Experience Optimization Into the Mainstream PRNewswireJune 24, 2019, 5:45 pmJune 24, 2019 Accenture Venturesdigital experience optimizationfundingMarketing TechnologyNewsOptimizely Previous ArticleEvergage Named a Strong Performer Among B2B Customer Data Platforms (CDPs) by Independent Research FirmNext ArticleTokio Marine & Nichido Selects Salesforce to Exceed Customer Expectations at Every Touchpoint Optimizely Secures $50 Million From Goldman Sachs and Accenture Ventures, Bolstered by Additional $55 Million Financing From Bridge BankOptimizely, the world’s leader in digital experience optimization, announced it has closed US$105 million in financing, including US$50 million in Series D funding. The funding, led by Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing, also included Accenture Ventures. This brings the company’s total funding to US$200 million. Additionally, Michael Kondoleon of Goldman Sachs will join Optimizely’s Board of Directors as a Board Member.Digital Experience Optimization Hits the Mainstream Industry-leading organizations are embracing digital experience optimization as more than a quarter of the Fortune 100 have chosen Optimizely’s experimentation and personalization platform. The category has exploded, and Optimizely customers like Gap, Visa, StubHub, as well as digital leaders like Metromile, Lending Club, and Sonos, are making experimentation a mainstream business best practice.In the last two years, Optimizely’s customers have tripled their investments in digital experience optimization with the company’s highly scalable infrastructure now handling over 6 billion events a day. Optimizely has consistently deployed breakthrough products and the company’s machine learning capabilities have been shown to double website visitor conversion rates. Recent platform additions also ensure that Optimizely serves the needs of the developer community through feature management, feature flagging, and testing in production to ensure organizations can safely launch a new product, feature, or experience.“Optimizely is recognized as a leader in the experimentation space and the solution of choice for numerous global brands. We’re pleased to have Accenture onboard as a co-investor in the Series D. We see a substantial market opportunity ahead for Optimizely, and we are excited to help fuel their continued growth,” said Michael Kondoleon, vice president at Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing.Marketing Technology News: Global Software Leaders Xero and Stripe Join Forces to Bring Seamless Payments to Millions of Small BusinessesOptimizely also extended its line of credit with Bridge Bank in this latest investment round. Combined with the additional funding from Goldman Sachs and Accenture Ventures, this investment signals a tipping point for the category of digital experience optimization, with Optimizely the clear innovator and category leader.“Bridge Bank is proud to continue working with Optimizely, a global leader at the forefront of the digital experience optimization market,” said Mike Lederman, senior vice president and western region director of Bridge Bank’s technology banking group. “Optimizely is on a path of substantial growth and the additional capital will help them continue to build market-leading products that are used by an increasing number of top global brands.”Accenture Interactive Doubles Down on Experience Optimization Offering with Strategic Investment in Optimizely Accenture Interactive and Optimizely have been teaming together since 2013 to help some of the leading brands transform customer experiences to drive superior business outcomes. “Today’s business leaders are aware of the importance of experience but nevertheless struggle to continuously optimize and personalize their channels consistent with their customers’ expectations,” said Matty Wishnow, managing director of experience design & optimization at Accenture Interactive. “We know well that experimentation is the quickest, most confident path to better user experiences and returns on investment. Optimizely has a platform that truly transforms how experiences work for both the business and the customer.”Marketing Technology News: Whitebox Raises $5 Million in Series A Funding to Accelerate eCommerce “Factory Floor to Front Door” Tech PlatformWith this new investment, Accenture Interactive and Optimizely will work more closely together to deliver high-value services along with Optimizely’s best in class software platform.“We’re thrilled to have the backing of one of the most respected financial institutions in the world. Goldman Sachs’ investment in Optimizely is a clear indication that the digital experience optimization market is growing rapidly and that Optimizely is the leader in this space,” said Jay Larson, CEO of Optimizely. “As more business is done online, companies understand that optimizing the digital experiences they deliver to their customers is the difference between winning and losing in their respective markets. Building experimentation into your company culture requires the best platform and the best services. The combination of Optimizely and Accenture can deliver game-changing value to companies that are serious about winning in today’s digital economy.”Marketing Technology News: LiveVox and TDECU Share Keys to Optimizing the Customer Experience in a Digital Environment at CCW 2019
Lytics Named a Strong Performer in Customer Data Platform Report by Independent Research Firm PRNewswireJune 27, 2019, 6:20 pmJune 27, 2019 B2B Customer Data Platformscustomer data platformJames McDermottLyticsMarketing TechnologyMarketing Technology NewsNewspersonalization Previous ArticleChorus.ai Named #1 Sales Coaching Momentum Leader in G2’s Summer 2019 Momentum GridNext ArticleGartner Identifies Five Cost Optimization Tactics for Marketing Leaders Lytics, the first Customer Data Platform (CDP) built to bridge the gap between data and personalization, announced it has been named a Strong Performer in the “The Forester New Wave™: B2B Customer Data Platforms, Q2 2019” report.“The Forester New Wave™: B2B Customer Data Platforms, Q2 2019”Forrester profiled the 13 most significant vendors in the emerging CDP market and ranked against 10 criteria as explained by Forrester principal analyst and report author Steven Casey in his blog post. Forrester reported that Lytics offers robust activation and recommendation capabilities resulting in a differentiated score for those two criteria. They also noted that “Lytics leverages machine learning insights to build dynamic audiences that can trigger activation when a member enters or exits a segment. The solution also offers next best campaign recommendations that include optimizations for both engagement timing and content topic.”Marketing Technology News: New Study Shows Adoption of Business Automation Technologies is Driven by the C-SuiteAs stated in the report, customers praised Lytics’ ability to help them analyze and monitor product usage data and the ease of use of its segmentation tools. One customer was quoted as sharing, “Their segment builder is very visual and really easy to use.”“As customer acquisition costs continue to rise and customer lifetime value declines, it’s imperative that marketing leaders understand that the problem isn’t data. In fact, it’s today’s workflows which are based on the company’s segmentation models instead of the needs and actions of the audience,” explains James McDermott, CEO and co-founder of Lytics. “Forrester’s noting our ability to build dynamic audiences that trigger activation and next best campaign recommendations we believe illustrates their recognition of the importance of personalized experiences. Lytics was built from the ground up to help marketers meet the needs of each individual customer.”Marketing Technology News: Monetate Exceeds $2 Billion in Influenced Revenue and Unveils New Brand Identity and Leadership at Cannes Lions 2019Forrester also gave Lytics a differentiated score in the product road map criteria and recognized that Lytics’ market approach and product strategy makes it a best fit for subscription-based businesses or companies selling to B2B and B2C.In 2018, Lytics saw revenue increase nearly three times and adoption of the Lytics platform more than double across every industry. Today, more than 175 enterprise brands rely on Lytics to know and serve their customers.Marketing Technology News: Visa to Acquire Rambus Payments Portfolio
By Dr. Ananya Mandal, MDNov 21 2018Mannose is a sugary nutritional supplement that has shown promise in slowing down the growth of certain cancers in laboratory mice. The results of the five year-long study from Glasgow were published in the latest issue of the journal Nature.The team of researchers gave mannose to mice with simulated pancreatic, lung or skin cancers. There were no side effects while the cancer growth slowed significantly. Mannose is also found naturally in cranberries and other fruits, the authors explain. Researchers warn however that it is too early to know the direct connection and people should not start supplementing with mannose because it carries risk of side effects. The team of researchers gave mannose supplements to mice with the cancers that were also being treated with anticancer drugs such as cisplatin and doxorubicin. On administration of mannose the chemotherapy effects were enhanced, they add. The tumours shrunk in size and the mice lived longer. The team then exposed other cancer cells from bone cancer (osteosarcoma), leukaemia, bowel cancer and ovarian cancer and found that some of the cells responded while others did not respond to mannose in the laboratory set up. They noted that cells that contained high levels of the enzyme phosphomannose isomerase (PMI) were less likely to respond to mannose.Related StoriesTrends in colonoscopy rates not aligned with increase in early onset colorectal cancerUsing machine learning algorithm to accurately diagnose breast cancerStudy: Nearly a quarter of low-risk thyroid cancer patients receive more treatment than necessaryAccording to lead author Prof Kevin Ryan, from the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute, the principle behind mannose and its benefits in tumours was the fact that it could block the uptake of glucose by the tumour and thus effectively starve it and slow its growth. Mannose did not affect the surrounding healthy cells which led to the side-effect free profile. He said, “This is early research, but it is hoped that finding this perfect balance means that, in the future, mannose could be given to cancer patients to enhance chemotherapy without damaging their overall health.”The team hopes that they can start testing the supplement on human cancer patients soon and would know if it actually worked in humans as well. The team needs to understand why some cancers respond to mannose while others do not, Prof Ryan said.Martin Ledwick, Cancer Research UK’s head nurse warned that these results have not yet been extrapolated in humans and people with cancer should not start supplementing their diet with mannose. Dr Helen Rippon, chief executive of Worldwide Cancer Research too lauded this study saying, “This is a brand-new discovery and only the first step in working out whether mannose might help treat cancer.”This study received support from the Cancer Research UK and Worldwide Cancer Research.Source: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0729-3 Cranberries, a natural source of mannose. Image Credit: Tim UR / Shutterstock
Vehicle safety technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Today’s cars can watch your blind spot, help keep you in your lane, automatically hit the brakes in an emergency, and more. But while the technology helps prevent accidents, there is a potential side effect: increased repair costs. How to make your car’s safety features work for you © 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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. Ultimately, we had two options for our Prius: 1) fix the blind-spot monitoring system and leave the scuffed bumper, costing us $2,384, or 2) do the repairs with a new bumper for a staggering $4,339.CALIBRATION AND ADDITIONAL REPAIR COSTSWindshields and bumpers are two of the most common body repairs, and safety system calibration is a consistent cost factor in those repairs. Even one degree out of alignment can cause significant problems, according to body repair experts.Windshield damage accounts for more than 14.5 million replacements annually, according to AAA, with some automakers requiring the use of factory glass that meets strict standards for optical clarity. Plus, many safety systems that rely on cameras positioned behind the windshield require recalibration when the glass is replaced.This calibration can cost roughly $1,500, which can be as much as three times the amount to replace the windshield on a car without the technology. Add another $850 to $1,900 if the front camera sensors ? used with automatic emergency braking adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and lane keeping systems ? need to be replaced.Finally, rear radar sensors used in bumpers with blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert systems can add $850 to $2,050 in repair costs, according to AAA.WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?If you are relying on a safety feature that is not functioning correctly, then you are putting yourself and your occupants in danger. It will also affect the trade-in and resale value of your vehicle. Even if you replaced your bumper, you can’t hide the warning lights.One option might be to drive an older vehicle without the expensive safety technology. On modern cars, however, there’s really no way around it. You have to go into it knowing that you will end up paying more for repairs, whether out of pocket or through insurance, where it may increase your premiums. It is just a sign of the safer, yet more expensive, times we live in.EDMUNDS SAYS: Advanced safety features are becoming a standard fixture integrated into vehicles. They help prevent accidents, which could save you money. But if you do get into a seemingly minor accident, make sure you are prepared to pay double, or even triple, the amount of a basic automobile repair. This undated photo provided by Edmunds shows the 2016 Toyota Prius, an example of a late-model vehicle that comes with advanced safety features. These features are useful but can lead to increased repair costs should the vehicle get damaged in an accident. (Scott Jacobs/Edmunds via AP) Explore further These technology features in new vehicles typically rely on sensors and cameras that are mounted on relatively exposed parts of a vehicle, such as bumpers and windshields. If you do get into an accident, the resulting repairs can add up to about $3,000 in extra repair costs, according to a recent AAA study .We experienced this firsthand after a parking lot fender-bender left what appeared to be minor scratches on Edmunds’ 2016 Toyota Prius long-term test vehicle. A visit to the body shop, however, revealed that the damage was more substantial.MINOR ACCIDENT TURNS INTO MAJOR REPAIRSNot too long ago, an incident such as ours could be fixed for roughly $1,000 in total. Sand down the old bumper, add some Bondo as filler, repaint it and you’re done. Nowadays, the repair is more complicated.After the incident, our Prius had deep paint scratches on its bumper and persistently displayed the “Blind-Spot Monitor Malfunction” warning light. We took it to a local Toyota dealership in Los Angeles since the damage was minor—or so we thought.The dealership pointed out that the damage was more extensive. The blind-spot sensor needed replacing, and the sensor bracket, which is welded to the frame, was damaged and out of alignment. The replacement sensor had a price tag of $1,000, and it needed to be calibrated. This fix would cost an additional $465 and take about three hours to complete.The dealer suggested we contact a body shop to address the bent bracket and the cosmetic damage to the rear bumper. That’s where we learned of another repair issue. In some vehicles equipped with blind-spot monitors, manufacturers now use a thinner layer of paint on the bumper so the paint won’t interfere with the sensors. This special paint job makes it more difficult for a repair shop to fix and repaint. In many cases, a repair shop will opt to put on a new bumper rather than repair the old one. Citation: Edmunds examines costly side effect of safety tech: repairs (2019, April 3) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-04-edmunds-costly-side-effect-safety.html
SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published on COMMENTS Telangana The Telangana government and the State Department of Tourism are planning to set up a defence museum in collaboration with Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO).It is proposed to demonstrate various defence related products such as missiles, and defence lab models in the museum, to attract and encourage youngsters to join the defence forces.B Venkatesham, State Secretary Tourism, had written a letter to the defence ministry and establishments initiating the proposal to facilitate a war flight Tupolev-TU 142 M and a submarine for display to the public.Eight Tupolev-142 M aircraft were inducted into the navy in the year 1988. The Soviet-era aircraft, known for its formidable airborne reconnaissance platform around the world, were part of major naval exercises since its induction.Out of eight aircraft, two were re-assembled at Visakhapatnam and West Bengal. From the remaining aircraft, the navy and defence agreed to provide an aircraft submarine and missiles to Telangana.The objective is to promote the knowledge to the citizens of Hyderabad on the activities of the Indian navy and its service to the nation. COMMENT library and museum SHARE B Venkatesham, State Secretary Tourism. File Photo – The Hindu January 04, 2019 Seeks DRDO support, Tupolov TU for display
new project COMMENT SHARE SHARE EMAIL IndoSpace closes third fund, ILP III, for $1.2 bn IndoSpace ties up with logistics facilities provider GLP Indospace to launch five mega industrial parks To add over 2.5 mn sq ft of Grade A leasable area in 3 years Everstone-backed IndoSpace, a leading developer of industrial real estate and warehousing facilities, has made its foray into Gujarat with the launch of its park in Bavla near Ahmedabad. The facility will help IndoSpace move towards its goal to build a pipeline of 120 million square feet of modern logistics infrastructure to support the growth and modernisation of India’s supply chain. The cutting-edge industrial and logistics park on the Ahmedabad-Rajkot national highway is spread across 47 acres. It is located close to the industrial hubs of Sanand and Changodar, and has easy access to Kandla and Mundra ports. With GST and growth in e-commerce, India’s warehousing and light industrial manufacturing is demanding new capacity with large-scale, state-of-the-art infrastructure and locational advantages. Accordingly, IndoSpace is planning to build two more logistics parks in Gujarat.“The Bavla industrial park not only marks our foray into Gujarat, it also shows our clear determination to strengthen our leadership in the light industrial manufacturing space. We plan to invest Rs 650 crores in new parks across Gujarat. Upon completion, the projects are expected to generate employment for more than 10,000 people directly and indirectly,” Rajesh Jaggi, Managing Partner, Real Estate, Everstone Group, said.It may be recalled that IndosSpace was jointly promoted by Everstone Group, GLP and Realterm. Recently, IndoSpace announced the closure of its third – and India’s largest ever – logistics real estate fund with a corpus of $1.2 billion, taking its total India commitment to well over $ 3.2 billion. IndoSpace has around 30 million square feet across developed and under-construction projects. Its portfolio includes 30 industrial and logistics parks in nine cities, making it the only national network in India.Srivats.firstname.lastname@example.org SHARE Ahmedabad Published on real estate RELATED January 15, 2019 COMMENTS
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