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Dyche talks about penalty drama in Burnley match

first_imgThe manager was shocked that the referee didn’t award his team a penalty kick after a first half four over Ashley Barnes.In the first half of the Burnley-Southampton match, Saints goalkeeper Alex McCarthy fouled Ashley Barnes.But the referee didn’t see it like that and booked Barnes for simulation.Then in the second half, Nathan Redmon gave Southampton the lead, until Barnes was given the chance to take a penalty kick in the last play of the game to even things out 1-1.“I have absolutely no idea, whatsoever, why that penalty wasn’t awarded,” Burnley coach Sean Dyche told the team’s official website.“I’ll just reiterate that when players fall naturally, I don’t think they are getting penalties.”This is the team’s first penalty in 68 English Premier League matches.“I think I’ve been honest enough to speak about that this season, when results have gone against us, such as when Harry Kane should have had one and West Ham should have been awarded one, and I just don’t know where the game is going,” the manager continued.“Dives get given as penalties and real falls are not getting given and just because Ashley hasn’t thrown his arms in the air and rolled around 10 times, he gets nothing.”Solskjaer slams Man United’s draw: “We should have won” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to rue another missed opportunity as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw against 10-man Southampton.“The keeper comes out trying to do his job. the center forward gets there first and toes it past him, and the keeper brings him down,” he tried to explain the penalty.“It is impossible, in my opinion, that that is not a penalty and I just don’t understand it.”Burnley FC is currently sitting in the 17th position of the standings with just 24 points after 25 matches.The team has only won six games, drawing another six and losing 13.Their next match is on Saturday, February 9th against Brighton and Hove Albion.REACTION | Gaffer gives his thoughts on the two penalty incidents…WATCH MORE ➡️ https://t.co/cL58ew9PZb pic.twitter.com/B0d4OQpnJY— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) February 2, 2019last_img read more

Budgetfriendly Nokia 42 coming to US for 189 runs Android One

first_img Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X The dual cameras of the Nokia 4.2. Sarah Tew/CNET Available at US retailers Amazon and BestBuy, you can preorder the affordable Nokia 4.2 phone today and have it ship by May 14. Launched in February at MWC 2019, the phone runs Android One and costs $189. Android One is a trimmed-down, stock version of Android without any of the fancy interface additions phone-makers may add. It’s a way for Google to make cheaper phones more accessible to price-conscious users. What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Angela Lang/CNET Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) $6 at Tidal Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Amazon See It Comments $210 at Best Buy See it Read Google Home Hub review $999 $520 at HP Nokia 210, 1 Plus, 3.2 and 4.2 debut at MWC Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Chris Monroe/CNET Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Rylo Sarah Tew/CNET See at Turo Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Share your voice Nokia phones arrive in every shape and type Best Buy Sprint Turo Google Nokia,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Tags Sarah Tew/CNET Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Sarah Tew/CNETcenter_img $60 at Best Buy $155 at Google Express See It DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. See It $59 at eBay 7 Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) 57 Photos The Cheapskate $299 at Amazon Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: $999 Phones 0 Read the AirPods review Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Share your voice JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). CNET may get a commission from retail offers. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Read DJI Osmo Action preview $999 $999 Boost Mobile 1:49 Sarah Tew/CNET Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Apple iPhone XS Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Read the Rylo camera preview 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. The Nokia 4.2 features two cameras on the back, a 13-megapixel standard camera and a 2-megapixel camera that senses depth. It also features face unlock, a fingerprint sensor and secure NFC for authorizing digital payments on Google Pay. A dedicated Google Assistant button launches the digital search assistant.Other specs include a 5.71-inch display, an octa-core Snapdragon 439 processor and 3GB of RAM. The phone comes in black and pink and if you want to take a look at it yourself before purchasing, you can find it in Best Buy stores starting June 9. Tags Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) See at Amazon $261 at Daily Steals via Google Expresslast_img read more

GoogleMotorola Deal Sanjay Jha Sidelined Dennis Woodside is New CEO of Motorola

first_imgAfter acquiring Motorola Mobility Holdings for $12.5 billion, search engine giant Google Inc has named Dennis Woodside, former president of Google’s Americas region, as the new CEO of Motorola.Sanjay Jha, former CEO of Motorola, has stepped down, giving way for Dennis Woodside to take up the task of leading the cellphone company.The deal was struck after the companies won the approval of the Chinese government for the acquisition. Google said that the company has agreed to keep its Android software open and free for at least five years in order to get the approval. It also has agreed to charge reasonable fees for technology licenses.Larry Page, CEO of Google, announced on the search engine’s official blog that the deal with Motorola Mobility had been closed. He also expressed his happiness on the deal, saying that phones have changed people’s lives.”It’s why I’m excited to announce today that our Motorola Mobility deal has closed. Motorola is a great American tech company that has driven the mobile revolution, with a track record of over 80 years of innovation, including the creation of the first cell phone. We all remember Motorola’s StarTAC, which at the time seemed tiny and showed the real potential of these devices. And as a company who made a big, early bet on Android, Motorola has become an incredibly valuable partner to Google,” wrote Page.Larry Page said that Sanjay Jha, former CEO of Motorola, will ensure smooth transition.”Sanjay Jha, who was responsible for building the company and placing that big bet on Android, has stepped down as CEO. I would like to thank him for his efforts and am tremendously pleased that he will be working to ensure a smooth transition as long-time Googler Dennis Woodside takes over as CEO of Motorola Mobility,” he said.Page also expressed his confidence in the new CEO of Motorola, saying that he’s already off to great start.”I’ve known Dennis for nearly a decade, and he’s been phenomenal at building teams and delivering on some of Google’s biggest bets. One of his first jobs at Google was to put on his backpack and build our businesses across the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and Russia. More recently he helped increase our revenue in the U.S. from $10.8 billion to $17.5 billion in under three years as President of the Americas region. Dennis has always been a committed partner to our customers and I know he will be an outstanding leader of Motorola. As an Ironman triathlete, he’s got plenty of energy for the journey ahead – and he’s already off to great start with some very strong new hires for the Motorola team,” he said.last_img read more

Two killed in shooting at Swiss cafe

first_imgPolice collect evidence at the site of a shooting on early Friday in the city of Basel, north-west Switzerland. AFP photoTwo men shot dead two people and seriously injured a third on Thursday at a cafe in Basel, north-west Switzerland, police said as they hunt for the suspects.“Two men came into Cafe 56” around 8:15 pm local time (1915 GMT) “and fired several rounds of shots,” police said in a statement, without providing information on a possible motive.“Two customers were killed. Another is in a critical condition.”The assailants were on the run following the shooting, according to police, who said they had headed in the direction of the railway station after the attack.“The reason behind the attack is not yet known and will be investigated,” the Basel prosecutor’s office said in a statement.Police have asked anyone with information regarding the incident to come forward.The road next to the cafe has been cordoned off and traffic redirected.A bullet hole was visible in one of the windows of the establishment, a small cafe in a residential neighbourhood.An AFP photographer at the scene saw police dressed in white forensic garb collecting evidence at the site.“Cafe 56 doesn’t have a bad reputation,” a neighbourhood resident told local newspaper Basler Zeitung.“It was previously an establishment known for its links to the drug world, but since the owner changed several years ago it became an ordinary cafe,” the paper quoted another resident as saying.Gun crime is infrequent in Switzerland, even though the country has one of the highest rates of firearm ownership in the world.Citizens are allowed to keep their army-issue weapons at home outside periods of mandatory military service.This right has been controversial as sometimes weapons are used at home in domestic incidents.The number of weapons held at home is believed to be two million for a population of eight million, according to Swiss press.In January, a man clad in military clothing shot and injured two police officers as they searched his home in northeast Switzerland for a suspected cannabis plantation.The gunman fled but was eventually cornered and after a standoff lasting several hours, which included negotiations over the telephone, he shot himself dead.Police searching his home found gun publications.last_img read more

How To Deal With Political Discussion In The Workplace

first_imgListen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Ed MayberryJackie Ford with the Houston law firm VorysMany offices have guidelines that prohibit wearing political clothing or bringing campaign material into the workplace. The same goes for sending political emails to co-workers, or using work time to air your political views on social media.Jackie Ford is with the Houston law firm Vorys. She has advice on talking about politics in the workplace, and knowing when to change the subject — or just to walk away. 00:00 /03:32 Sharelast_img read more

Judge Sides With Philadelphia In Sanctuary City Fight

first_imgwikimedia commonsPhiladelphia skyline at nightA federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Trump administration cannot cut off grants to Philadelphia over the way the city deals with immigrants in the country illegally.U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson said in his ruling that the conditions the federal government placed on the city in order to receive the funding are unconstitutional, “arbitrary and capricious.” He also wrote that Philadelphia’s policies are reasonable and appropriate.Philadelphia has said it will turn over immigrants to Immigration and Customs Enforcement only if the agency has a warrant signed by a judge.The federal requirements included allowing Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers access to prisons to interview people of interest, providing advanced notice of release of those people and following rules prohibiting restrictions on disclosure of any person’s immigration status.“The public statements of President (Donald) Trump and Attorney General (Jeff) Sessions, asserting that immigrants commit more crimes than native-born citizens, are inaccurate as applied to Philadelphia, and do not justify the imposition of these three conditions,” Baylson wrote.Federal attorneys had said the city’s policies put federal immigration agents in danger and create situations where criminals in the country illegally are released and allowed to reoffend.A spokesman for the city said Wednesday afternoon that staff was reviewing the ruling. A request for comment from the Department of Justice was not immediately returned Wednesday.The city had said that the requirements on federal grant spending were unconstitutional and that following them would promote a perception in the community that it was serving as an arm of federal immigration enforcement. City attorneys had argued that would create a barrier for immigrants to seek out city services ranging from health care to calling the police when they’re victimized.Baylson wrote that Philadelphia is entitled to prompt payment of the grant funds, but he has given the city and Justice Department time to suggest language for a final decree making that an order.Several other “sanctuary cities” have opted to limit cooperation with government enforcement of immigration law. The Justice Department has threatened to cut off millions of dollars in federal grants to cities if they don’t meet certain criteria for cooperating with immigration officials. Philadelphia’s attorneys had argued the move is unconstitutional and that it harms residents by withholding money earmarked to help buy kits to counteract opioid overdoses.Sessions has said that cities that don’t help enforce immigration law are endangering public safety, especially when it comes to sharing information about immigrants who have been accused of crimes.A federal appeals court in April sided with Chicago in a similar dispute. Sharelast_img read more

Harting Touches Sixth in 200M Fly Comerford and Dahlia Win Silver

first_imgStory Links University of Louisville swimmer Zach Harting finished sixth in the 200M butterfly in a race that shattered Michael Phelps long-standing world record at the FINA World Championships in Gwangju, Korea. Teammates Kelsi Worrell Dahlia and Mallory Comerford won silver as for swimming the preliminaries as part of the 4×100 mixed medley.In Harting’s race, South Africa’s Chad le Clos blasted out from the start, posting 24.13 first split, and was still under world record pace at 100-meter mark, turning in 52.55. Top qualifier Kristof Milak was in hot pursuit and turned at a world record pace at the 150 at the 1:21.57, to take the lead.Milak pulled away from the field and shattered Michael Phelps’ World Record of 1:51.51 to board a time of 1:50.73. Japan’s Daiya Saito won silver in 1:53.8 and on bronze in 1:54.15, edging Italy’s Federico Burdisso, who touched 4th in 1:54.39.Ukraine’s Denys Kesil finished 5th in 1:54.79. Zach Harting finished sixth in 1:55.69. Brazilian Leonardo de Deus of Brazil was seventh with a time of 1:55.96, and the 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Tamas Kenderesi of Hungary, finished 8th in 1:57.10.In the relay prelims, Americans Matt Grevers, Andrew Wilson, Kelsi Worrell Dahlia and Mallory Comerford put up the top qualifying time of 3:41.23 in the 4×100 Mixed Medley Relay, putting up a time of 3:41.23. In the finals, Ryan Murphy, Lilly King, Caleb Dressel and Simone Manuel took silver in 3:39.10.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Running Hamsters Can Power Nano Devices Video

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — Among the vast number of untapped energy sources are finger taps, heartbeats, and even hamsters running on exercise wheels. In a recent study, researchers from Georgia Tech have shown that when hamsters run or scratch themselves – even if they do so erratically – the motions can drive a nanogenerator that produces an electric current. Video: Running hamster generate energyJoin PhysOrg.com on Facebook Many motions can cause the plastic to move. For instance, a hamster wearing a small jacket attached to the generator could harvest energy from the rodent’s movements as it runs and scratches. The researchers also attached the nanogenerator to a person’s index finger, and when the finger tapped on a hard surface, the generator could harvest that biomechanical energy.The researchers hope to increase the generator’s power by adding more piezoelectric wires. If the team could increase the nanogenerator’s power output so that it could generate about one microwatt, the device could power implantable nanosensors that require a permanent power supply. These nanosensors, which perform tasks such as detecting pathogens or cancer proteins, could be powered by the patient’s own biomotions, eliminating the need for the sensors to be surgically replaced. In other applications, the generator could be woven into the fabric of a human jacket to harvest energy for powering portable electronic devices.© 2009 PhysOrg.com Explore further 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. The electricity generated from such tiny, irregular biomotions is currently quite low (about one nanowatt), but Zhong Lin Wang, a professor of materials science and engineering at Georgia Tech, predicts that power generation can be increased to drive some tiny nano-sized devices. Wang and his colleagues have published their study in a recent issue of Nano Letters.While other generators can harvest biomechanical energy from regular motions at a specific frequency, the Georgia Tech team’s generator is the first that can harvest small, irregular motions. Most biomotions – such as walking, stretching, and a heart beating – are irregular movements.Taking advantage of the piezoelectric effect, the team’s nanogenerator consists of a series of zinc-oxide nanowires mounted on a flexible plastic surface. When the plastic bends, the wires also bend, creating an electric potential that drives a current through the wires to an external electrical circuit. center_img Researchers at Georgia Tech have designed a nanogenerator that can harvest irregular biomotions, such as the erratic movements of a hamster running. Image credit: Zhong Lin Wang. Citation: Running Hamsters Can Power Nano Devices (Video) (2009, February 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-02-hamsters-power-nano-devices-video.html How to capture waste heat energy with improved polymerslast_img read more

Court records evidence in case against Irom Sharmila

first_imgA Delhi court today recorded statements of three police officials as prosecution witnesses in a case, in which rights activist Irom Sharmila is facing trial for allegedly trying to commit suicide during her fast-unto-death at Jantar Mantar in 2006.Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain recorded testimonies of inspector Subhash, assistant sub-inspector Pal Singh, who was head constable at the Parliament Street Police Station at the time of the incident and constable Kapil. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIThe court fixed the case for tomorrow for recording evidence of other witnesses.Sharmila, who is on a fast for over 14 years in Manipur, demanding repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), was also present in the court during the hearing.Sharmila (42) is currently under judicial custody in another case lodged against her in Manipur. The court had earlier recorded statements of four prosecution witnesses.last_img read more

Shahs Kolkata rally a flop show BJP chief insulted Bengal TMC

first_imgKolkata: Slamming BJP national president Amit Shah over his remark that the signals of all Bengali channels were lowered so that locals can be prevented from viewing his address, the TMC said everything was telecast and urged the BJP not to blame the media unnecessarily.Terming the rally as a flop show, taking to its Twitter handle, the TMC stated that either Amit Shah should prove his allegations or resign from his post. Calling the rally a “big flop show,” the TMC tweeted: “BJP has just concluded another flop show in #Bangla After the flop meeting BJP are looking for excuses. They are saying their meeting was blacked out. Blackouts and blackmailing are what BJP does. Don’t insult the media. All showed. We challenge BJP. Either they prove it or resign.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeTMC spokesperson and MP Derek O’Brien said on Saturday: “Amit Shah should apologise within 72 hours or else we would take legal action.” He further added: “Who is Amit Shah? He can’t get away by alleging corruption against Mamata Banerjee. He has crossed the limits of decency by dishonouring the culture of Bengal… This state has a tradition and culture which Shah will never understand. Before commenting on Bengal’s culture, Shah should look into his own track record. We have the recording of the 27-minute speech of Amit Shah and if he does not tender apology we will take him to court.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedDerek also maintained that the BJP is trying to play communal politics. Asked to comment on Shah’s statement that the Centre will complete the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam and neither Mamata Banerjee nor Rahul Gandhi has any power to stop it, he said: “Trinamool’s stand is very clear. The party will stand by the genuine Indian citizens whose names have been dropped from the NRC. The relatives of the former President of India’s names have not been included in the NRC list. The names of many jawans have been omitted. BJP is playing divisive politics.” While addressing a BJP rally on Mayo Road on Saturday, Shah said: “Earlier in Bengal, people used to hear Rabindra Sangeet and now this has been replaced by the sound of bombs.” Shah added that only Modi can give corruption-free Bengal. Shah further added that Bengal is submerged in corruption and chit fund cases involving Sarada, Narada and Rose Valley. Bengal’s development is possible under Narendra Modi only, he maintained. Derek said: “Shah has attacked the personal integrity of Mamata Banerjee and the people of Bengal are not going to tolerate this.”last_img read more

Firm Solutions and assure360 Officially Merge

first_img in Headlines, News, Technology July 20, 2017 628 Views Two technology and outsourcing companies used in the financial services, real estate, and legal industries have joined forces. Now, Firm Solutions and assure360 have the ability to offer new and unique technology compliance solutions for law firms and servicers, and all under one brand name: Firm Solutions.With the decision to become a single-company, Firm Solutions’ leadership now enabled to deliver a more modernized and complete offering to the industry.“Law firms and mortgage servicers are both in the process of recalibrating to the new-normal of the default servicing industry,” said Scott Brinkley, CEO of a360inc. “As the market continues to transition from the capacity challenges of recent years to the mounting compliance and performance burdens, new solutions and new thinking are imperative. Demand for innovative technology and new approaches to data-enabled outsourcing options that offer operational efficiency gains and ensure compliance will continue to increase.”The newly formed Firm Solutions also announced plans to debut an all-new platform to launch in the fall, which will be custom built for the changing compliance, vendor management and audit requirements that law firms and servicers face today.“As we continue to evolve our practice management solutions, this strategic decision enables us to deliver a more streamlined, cohesive and complete offering to the industry. Organizationally and operationally, this single-company approach will enable us to better develop, deliver and market the innovative solutions we know the industry needs,” continued Brinkley. “With new products poised for release and the active pursuit of additional strategic acquisitions, the industry can expect more major announcements in the immediate future.” Firm Solutions and assure360 Officially Mergecenter_img assure360 Company News Firm Solutions HOUSING legal services mortgage Outsourcing Service Providers technology solutions 2017-07-20 Staff Writer Sharelast_img read more

Rep Vaupel is ceremoniously sworn into office and announces office contact information

first_img15Jan Rep. Vaupel is ceremoniously sworn into office and announces office contact information State Rep. Hank Vaupel was ceremoniously sworn into office today at the Capitol by Michigan State Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Young Jr.State Rep. Hank Vaupel, is sworn in by Michigan State Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Young Jr. (left). He was joined by (from left) friends Wanda Hummel, Larry Hummel, Pastor Diane Greble, Ed Alverson, and his wife Cathy Vaupel.“I am so pleased to welcome my family and friends to Lansing today as I officially begin my work for the people of the 47th House District,” said Vaupel, R-Fowlerville.Vaupel also announced his office contact information for constituents.“As I begin my first term as representative I want to ensure that residents know how to contact me with their ideas and concerns,” Vaupel said. “I would not be here without them so it is my top priority to continue to stand for the ideas and issues that are important to the constituents of Livingston County.”Residents can contact Rep. Vaupel in Lansing at (517) 373-8835, at P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909-7514 or by email at hankvaupel@house.mi.gov.Legislative staffers Cindy Denby and Sue Dolato will join Vaupel in his Lansing office.  Denby, the former representative for the district as well as a former legislative staffer, will continue to work with the 47th District as Rep. Vaupel’s legislative director. Dolato, who was on staff with Rep. Denby will continue on as legislative aide in charge of constituent work.Vaupel’s office is located at 124 N. Capitol Ave., Room 896, Lansing.  The office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.### Categories: Vaupel News,Vaupel Photoslast_img read more

Nordic Entertainment Group NENT CEO Anders Jense

first_imgNordic Entertainment Group (NENT) CEO Anders Jensen used his MIPTV keynote to tell delegates that he regards his firm as a streaming company – despite its diverse free TV, PayTV and production operations. “We believe in free and PayTV and invest in it, but streaming is where the consumer is going – so that’s how I see NENT.”Jensen said the firm has invested 350 million Euros in streaming technology to date, “because consumers won’t watch content on a poor platform – even if it’s great.”NENT faces tough competition in its home market from the likes of Netflix and HBO, but continues to hold its own with its streaming platform Viaplay. Going forward, Jensen said survival will require significant investment in local original content: “That will be our key credible differentiator from platforms like Netflix. I believe we need to be giving people around 40 originals a year – almost one a week. Currently, we are at about 20 a year, so we need to invest more and open up more partnerships.”While the emphasis is on local content, Jensen said the goal is to invest in shows that have enough appeal that they can work in international distribution, with revenues then coming back into future production. Asked about NENT’s international plans, he said the focus would be on content – with the days of international expansion into Eastern Europe and Africa behind it. “We are focused on the Nordics, where streaming penetration is around 45% – which means room for growth.”last_img read more

At the conclusion of SpaceXs maiden voyage to the

first_imgAt the conclusion of SpaceX’s maiden voyage to the International Space Station, pundits from both sides of the aisle are praising this as a milestone for the private space travel industry. But NASA’s 2013 budget of $17.45 billion, which was recently passed by the House, includes some strings that may restrict the current pseudo-competition for NASA’s contracts.It’s well known that NASA’s budget has been slashed amidst calls for austerity in the US. Even at $17.45 billion, NASA’s budget is near its 2008 level. One step NASA has taken is to narrow the scope of its operations.(Click on image to enlarge)The first step in this process was the establishment of the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program (COTS). Started in 2006, COTS aimed to ease the transition out of the shuttle era by establishing a public-private partnership between NASA and private space companies. The goal was for private companies to eventually take over low-Earth orbit cargo launches (i.e., delivering supplies to the International Space Station), thus allowing NASA to focus on its goals of manned deep-space missions.The COTS program was intended to pit private space companies against one another to see who had the most viable operations. The list of companies included aviation bellwethers Boeing (BA) and Lockheed Martin (LMT), newcomers SpaceX and Orbital Sciences Corporation (ORB), and about 10 other firms.In the first round of the COTS program, NASA selected six semifinalists. The winners were Elon Musk’s SpaceX and the now-defunct Rocketplane Kistler. Once Rocketplane went belly-up, NASA had $175 million in funding free for round two, which was won by Orbital Sciences Corporation for its signature Cygnus spacecraft.To keep the program alive, the Obama administration requested $830 million for commercial crew in the 2013 budget and sought to fund at least two competing, privately operated crew systems to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station beginning in 2017.Instead, the House shot back a $500 million appropriation, with a clause stating that NASA had to either pick a single private company immediately or allocate the majority of funds to a primary provider and give a “backup partner” a smaller award under a “leader-follower arrangement.” The arrangement would also leave the US dependent on the Russian space program to transport US crews to the ISS, a prospect deeply frowned upon in the Obama administration.Basic economic theory will tell you that if competition is eliminated or restricted in any industry, prices ultimately rise. When more players are in a market, the least efficient of them eventually goes bankrupt, while the most efficient offers the most competitive prices. But even this fundamental law is skewed when placed in the context of “government enabled” competition.When people talk about private competition for NASA’s public contracts, it’s not true competition in the free-market sense of the word. Since the competition is for government contracts and the government isn’t spending its own money, it’s hard to tell whether the company with the best, most efficient product is awarded the contract. The company who ultimately wins the contract could have influenced (cough… paid off… cough) key people in Washington, D.C., or it just happens to be run by or employ the brother-in-law of an influential senator, or some other reason unrelated to who has the best product.The underlying problem with government-enabled competition is that governments are more concerned with process than results. Regardless of the outcome, the tax dollars will keep flowing, so there’s no incentive for bureaucrats to allocate public funds to companies that build the best products at the lowest prices. Rather, there’s an incentive to appease those with the right political connections. That said, some competition for contracts is still preferably to none at all.Even NASA administrator Charles Bolden understands that restricting the little competition left in the government contract game is going to do little to develop a more efficient way to transport our astronauts and cargo to and from the International Space Station:Ending competition by down-selecting to a sole commercial space company could double the cost of developing a privately built human spaceflight system and it will leave us in the same position we find ourselves today – having only one option for getting our astronauts to the space station.With heavy hitters who have succeeded in private industry already involved – including Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and Elon Musk – the potential for real competition exists, which could be good for consumers. Even newcomers, like the publicly traded Orbital Sciences Corporation (ORB), are making a run at it with its Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft.But until the government stops picking winners and losers, Mr. Bolden’s statement will probably come to fruition, and we’ll be stuck with another inefficient, subsidy-laden “private” space program.last_img read more

How can this be The reason is shale oil The su

first_img How can this be? The reason is shale oil. The success of the shale oil sector—specifically horizontal drilling and fracking shale—has caused a significant increase in domestic US production. This is nothing new, and certainly isn’t a surprise to our subscribers. But what is interesting was Saudi Arabia’s reaction to the increase in domestic US production. The United States had been Saudi Arabia’s largest oil customer… until the US Fed’s quantitative easing policy created cheap money, which fueled the shale revolution in the US. Today, China is Saudi Arabia’s new best friend. The Saudis cut the spot price of oil to China and caused a significant whiplash in oil prices, which sent international oil markets from US$95 a barrel to below USD$85 a barrel. According to the EIA, China is expected to surpass the US as the world’s largest oil importer by the end of 2014. Cripple ISIS—ISIS funds everything with black-market oil; so as oil becomes cheaper, there’s less money for the group In the last 35 years, world oil consumption growth has gone into negative growth (meaning below zero growth—meaning world uses less oil) only twice. The first was the 1980s recession; the second instance was the global financial crisis of late 2008. But during both times, the US was without a doubt the world’s largest consumer and importer of oil. Essentially, the world consumption of oil is directly and positively correlated with the real US GDP. In fact, the correlation is +0.99, which is about as good as it gets when it comes to correlation coefficients. However, horizontal drilling and fracking has increased US domestic oil production, and as a result, US net imports as a share of consumption are at their lowest level in 29 years. Over the last 35 years, China has awakened and has become a game changer in the global energy markets. It will continue to play that role. According to the EIA, China is well on its way to becoming the world’s largest importer of oil. Preorder The Colder War Now Marin Katusa Chief Energy Investment Strategist Casey Research China consumes about 11 million  bopd—and it’s expected to match US consumption by 2030. However, the growth of the US domestic oil production from shale oil is not cheap oil production… and shale oil comes with a high decline in production. What Happens to US Domestic Oil Production at $75 Oil? On average, an Eagle Ford or Bakken shale oil well needs US$55-$70 oil to make a decent profit, in order to continue drilling to replace the decline rates of existing shale oil wells. Many other shale oil formations need higher than $70 oil to break even. Thus, we can expect the incredible growth of domestic US oil production (primarily as a result of the Bakken in North Dakota and Eagle Ford in Texas) to become significantly impacted at prices below $75. This means lower domestic oil production rates, which then means importing more oil from either Canada or the Middle East. However, Canadian oil isn’t any cheaper to produce than American oil; therefore, one can expect Canadian oil growth to also start declining at $75 oil. The only blessing for Canadian producers in this scenario is a weaker Canadian dollar. This is all good news for the informed and prepared energy investor. In the September Casey Energy Report, we broke down all of the US oil producers and compared them to the Canadian oil producers, explaining the fundamental differences between the two. We’ve broken down all of the metrics company by company, and have our Buy list ready. In that report we stated that we would rather be patient than rush into a volatile sector. This month, we presented our first of three stocks that you must own in a declining oil market. These stocks will not only pay you an incredible yield, but each is the best company in its peer group in terms of metrics such as payout ratios, lowest-cost producer, and low debt. We’re excited about the market selling off and have been using $75 oil and $3 natural gas in our calculations. We’ve also stress tested every producer on both the US and Canadian stock exchanges and have our full analysis ready. In this month’s Casey Energy Report, we’ll explain to subscribers how to best position their portfolios to reap the rewards of a $75 oil price. And now, a personal note to all my readers. Over the last decade, I’ve traveled the world over trying to find the best resource investments. Some have worked out spectacularly well while others have failed, and others are still in the works. Doug Casey wanted me to write a book a few years ago, but I don’t see myself as a writer, but rather as an analyst and speculator. However, after my personal health challenges (which I’m proud to say I have under control), I thought I may want to get to my bucket list sooner than later, and the time was right for my first book. Its subject? The Colder War. The book covers many aspects of the geopolitics of energy… especially the struggle between Russia and the US to control the world’s energy trade. Some pretty influential people have endorsed my book, such as former Congressman Dr. Ron Paul, who stated: The Colder War provides a reversing contrast from the hysterical “Putin is Stalin, Jr., restart the Cold War” message emanating from the neocon think tanks and the mainstream media. Marin Katusa shows the real threat to the American people … You see, while America and the West weren’t looking, Vladimir Putin has been orchestrating a takeover of the energy sector. He has transformed Russia from a crumbling former Soviet state into an energy powerhouse to become: The second-largest oil exporter in the world, on pace to pass Saudi Arabia very soon; The largest uranium exporter in the world, powering 1 in 10 American homes; The largest natural gas exporter in the world, doling it out with an iron fist and willing to cut off supply and let harsh winters kill thousands to get its way. Russia is quickly becoming the only source for countries desperate to secure long-term supplies of energy—giving Putin more power and more leverage than ever before. Europe, Africa, and China are all dependent on Russian energy. And Putin won’t stop until he takes down the only thing standing in his way of turning Russia into a superpower: the US. Inside my book, you’ll discover that Putin is working to break the monopoly of the US dollar in the global energy trade. He’s set in motion in an ingenious yet devastating plan to do it. If Putin is successful, he could nuke the US economy and cost the average American dearly. Do you think the recent pullback in oil prices will cripple Putin? If you said yes, you’re wrong… and you really need to read my book. Friends and colleagues have told me that they’ve sat down and read it in the course of an evening. It’s that fascinating and easy to digest. Once you read it, your view of the world and the global markets will change. You might even want to call your broker the next morning—because the US has never been more vulnerable, and the stakes have never been higher… Preorder your copy of The Colder War and make sure you’re among the first to read this important book. Saudi Arabia has taken an aggressive stance in slashing prices and maintaining its market share; and as a result, other oil producers will suffer, specifically ISIS. Interestingly, there’s strong evidence suggesting that it is in fact Saudi Arabia which created the Frankenstein monster  that is today’s ISIS. Let’s take a quick look back into the region’s history. Saudi Arabia and Qatar have both funded Wahhabi Salafism under the guise of education. What is now ISIS originally took to the early teachings of Wahhabi Salafism, the goal of which is to convert Muslims and others to its “purer” form of Islam. In short, they’re extremists that make up less than 3% of the global Muslim population; this movement has been on the rise since 9/11. Now I’ll put all the pieces of the puzzle together. In the early days of the Syrian civil war, Saudi Arabian leaders were quite pleased with the initial Sunni fighters against Assad, but they weren’t happy when Russian President Vladimir Putin stood his ground and backed a longtime Russian ally in the Assad regime. Saudi Arabia tried to sway Russia to turn its back on Assad’s regime in 2013, going so far as to dangle multibillion-dollar military contracts and other financial economic “incentives”… or what’s realistically known as a bribe. Putin would have none of it. He politely rejected the Saudis offer and stood his ground, with China in Russia’s corner. Fast forward to mid-2014, and the Saudis have a Frankenstein on their hands. Its name is ISIS. Yes, ISIS is a major oil exporter in the black market. If this sounds confusing, let me take you into the dark, back alleys of the Middle East oil trade. “ISIS” stands for Islamic state of Iraq and the Levant. ISIS has been taking over oil-producing regions in Iraq and has been funding its military advances by selling oil on the black markets (specifically, in Turkey) at a discount, roughly 50,000 bopd. It’s the dark secret of the Middle East oil sector, but it’s happening. ISIS first started selling smuggled Syrian oil in Turkey, making millions a day, but Obama doesn’t want that information widely known, so it was put on the down low. Politicians in Turkey have publicly stated that ISIS has sold US$800 million worth of stolen, black-market oil in Turkey alone. ISIS then expanded into Iraq and has captured oil wells in Iraq—even the Russians have stated that ISIS has been selling “stolen” or captured oil from Iraq on the black markets. It’s much easier to sell stolen oil at a discount than oil that one produces. So what can the Saudis do to take down their own Frankenstein? The Saudis only nuclear-level weapon is oil. Having realized that China had surpassed the US as their biggest oil buyer, the Saudis decided to start taking big discounts and continuing to pump oil to increase their market share in Asia. Now the Saudis are attempting to hit four birds with one stone: Payback to Putin for supporting Assad’s regime in Syria (sub-$80 oil is bad for Russia’s GDP) Deflation [dih-fley-shuhn] Economics. a fall in the general price level or a contraction of credit and available money (opposed to inflation). Source: Dictionary.com The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) published a very compelling chart last week; it shows that the net energy imports of the US as a share of consumption are at their lowest level in 29 years. Decrease US oil prices—perhaps even slow down US domestic oil production; that would result in the US importing more Saudi oil, and help fuel global growth with cheaper oil. Don’t Mess with Putin: He Isn’t Your Regular Politician Russia isn’t cutting back its production—rather, Russia is hitting post-Soviet highs in oil production. Thus we see tumbling oil prices. But how low can this go? Let’s get back to basics of supply and demand to answer this question. Sincerely, Maintain market share—in the near term, the Saudis can absorb the lower costs (cheap conventional oil), and they definitely want to continue being the #1 supplier to China.last_img read more

There are two kinds of parents in modern America

first_imgThere are two kinds of parents in modern America, says Alison Gopnik in her recent book, The Gardener and the Carpenter.The “carpenter” thinks that his or her child can be molded. “The idea is that if you just do the right things, get the right skills, read the right books, you’re going to be able to shape your child into a particular kind of adult,” she says.The “gardener,” on the other hand, is less concerned about controlling who the child will become and instead provides a protected space to explore. The style is all about “creating a rich, nurturant but also variable, diverse, dynamic ecosystem.”Gopnik, a psychology and philosophy professor at the University of California, Berkeley, says that many parents are carpenters but they should really be cultivating that garden. She spent decades researching children’s development and found that parents often focus too much on who their children will be as adults. The harm in that approach, she says, is that parents and their offspring may become anxious, tense or unhappy.”We’re so concerned about how these children are going to turn out that we’re unwilling to give them the autonomy that they need to be able to take risks and go out and explore the world,” she says.Ironically, the less that mothers and fathers worry about outcomes, she says, the better their children may fare in life.Gopnik spoke with NPR’s Hidden Brain about her book and her view of the flaws in modern parenting.Interview HighlightsOn the changing role of parentsFor as long as we’ve been human, the whole village has been involved in caring for children. By the time you were ready to have children yourself, you’d had lots of practical experience in caring for children.In the 20th century, families got smaller. People got to be more mobile and people had children at a later age. For the first time, people were having children who hadn’t had much experience of caring for children but had lots of experience of going to school and working. It was kind of natural for people to think, “OK, this is like going to school and working. And if I can just find the right manual or the right secret handbook, I’m going to succeed at this task the same way that I succeeded in my classes or I succeeded at my job.”On the uniquely long childhood of humansWe sort of take it for granted that children need to be taken care of for a long time. Having that long period of childhood gave you this protected period where you could move from one village to another. And childhood gave you a chance to master that new environment. A lot of the things that seem kind of strange about children — the fact that they’re simultaneously so creative, so imaginative, so exploratory and yet so bad at taking care of themselves — kind of fit that picture.On the benefits of not instructing toddlers[An experiment] was done by [researchers] Elizabeth Bonawitz and Laura Schulz. What they found was that if you gave a complicated toy to a 4-year-old, they find all the things that it could do. It could squeak, had a mirror, it had a light. But when the experimenter said, “This is my toy, I’m going to show you how it works,” and did one thing, like squeak the squeaker, children were much less likely to explore. What they did, rationally, was squeak the squeaker — what the adult had demonstrated.On what we can learn from robots that are built to “play” It turns out that a very good way of getting a machine to learn is to give it an early period where it can just play. If you gave a robot a chance to just dance around, figure out what its limbs could do and then you gave it a specific job, like, ‘Go and pick up this piece of cloth,” the robot was more resilient.That’s a good model for the things that play can do in general. If you want someone to be flexible, to say, “OK, I didn’t learn how to do this particular thing, but now can I apply what I did to something else,” then play really seems to play a deep role.On how Silicon Valley gets itFamously, Google gives their employees a day off to do whatever they want and Pixar has playhouses as part of their environment. I think the value of that kind of playful exploration is something that people in the tech world get.On making pancakes with her grandsonOne of the great joys of life is cooking with 2- and 3-year-olds. But of course they’re extremely inefficient. So when [my grandson] Augie’s whipping egg whites, [we] end up having egg white fresco all over the walls, and he’s doing it in a way that is not nearly as efficient as it would be for me to do it myself. But it’s interesting that if you look across cultures, what caregivers often do is not give their child instructions on what to do but let them participate. So let them take on a piece like whipping the eggs.Your Turn: Share Your Parenting StoryParents make mistakes. It comes with the job. What do you wish you had known about raising kids before becoming a parent?Read this post for inspiration, then share your story on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #HowToRaiseAHuman. We are collecting stories until June 30. We may feature your post on NPR. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

The Internet is increasingly becoming a tough plac

first_imgThe Internet is increasingly becoming a tough place. People virtually scream, fight, and curse each other out over politics, racial issues, TV show spoilers, movie opinions–you name it.Then there is the issue of having so much information collected about you online. How disconcerting is it to perform an Amazon search for a product and then see the same product show up on your Facebook page?That’s a tech marketing strategy called “ad targeting.” The ads you see when you go to websites and presented to you, are based on bits of data about you collected by websites and search engines such as Google.Between strangers being able to read your innermost thoughts about a political subject and Google knowing every facet about you almost as much as your parents, it’s no wonder many become paranoid about going online.You can surf the web and access the Internet anonymously. Here are a few ways:Incognito Browsing: You can switch to an Internet browser such as Chrome to Incognito Mode. Doing so, prevents search engines such as Google, from saving data about the sites you visit and what you download. Internet Explorer’s incognito mode is called, “InPrivate Browsing,” and “Private Browsing,” in Safari. be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/how-to-be-anonymous-online/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/how-to-be-anonymous-online/ What’s New in TechnologyLatest News for EntrepreneursOur Best Videos Use Tor: Tor is a network of onion routers–these are servers that disguise your computer/device information as you access the Internet. You can access the Tor network by downloading the Tor browser (https://www.TorProject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en)for Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux. Use an Anonymizer: An anonymizer lets you browse the web without leaving tracks such as your computer’s IP address. It’s an option for the extra-paranoid who may not fully trust a browser’s Incognito Mode. One popular anonymizer is Anonymous.org (http://Anonymouse.org/). When you surf the web using Anonymous, you do so behind a proxy server that shields your information. A caveat; using anonymizers can sometimes slow down your browsing.last_img read more

FAA CNN Strike Deal to Test Drones for News Reporting

first_img 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Nina Zipkin January 13, 2015 FAA, CNN Strike Deal to Test Drones for News Reporting 2 min read The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Add to Queue –sharescenter_img Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture. Legal Though tech companies like Amazon and Google haven’t had the easiest time getting their drones off the ground, this week, the Federal Aviation Association (FAA) gave CNN the go ahead to start flying.The news network struck an agreement with the FAA that will allow them to use drones in their reporting. CNN, whose headquarters are based in Atlanta, will work with Georgia Tech Research Institute to test out the drones, study them and share their findings with the agency about best practices over the next 12 to 24 months, the Wall Street Journal reports.Related: France’s Postal Service is Experimenting with Drone Mail DeliveryThough the FAA has largely banned the commercial use of drones to this point (hobbyists are in the clear, but the FAA states they cannot sell any footage they take), leading companies like Amazon to conduct their tests abroad, the agency has granted a few exemptions.Last week, the FAA issued two permits for drone use: one to a company called Advanced Aviation Solutions in Spokane, Wash. for “crop scouting” and another to real-estate agent Doug Trudeau of Tierra Antigua Realty in Tucson, Ariz. to photograph properties that are for sale.Related: For Commercial Drones, the Biggest Questions Remain UnansweredAs of last week, the FAA had received 214 exemption requests from businesses, and has granted 12 exemptions to 11 companies in industries ranging from architecture to film. Because filmmakers who want to use drones have to let the FAA know three days prior to a shoot, CNN doesn’t think it makes sense to use the device for breaking news. The news organization did suggest the FAA alter its stance and change the drone regulations to something similar to helicopter requirements, so it can cover this type of fast-moving news.Though CNN is the first news organization to legally utilize drones in the U.S., others are likely not far behind. Last year 14 media companies, including the New York Times Co. and the Tribune Co. filed a legal brief which argued that the government’s ban on the commercial use of drones violated First Amendment rights.Related: Major Financial Services Company Considers Using Drones in Inventive Way Next Article Entrepreneur Staff Apply Now »last_img read more

Google Reportedly Building InHouse Startup Incubator Area 120

first_img This story originally appeared on PCMag –shares Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. April 25, 2016 Add to Queue Register Now » If you’re a Googler with a great idea, then you’ve probably spent a few hours, if not a decent chunk of time, writing out a bunch of pro / con lists: Do you stay at Google, where you might be making a pretty good salary and have some great benefits (and food), or do you quit, follow your dreams, and try to make it big among the fairly competitive Silicon Valley startup landscape?Why not both?According to multiple reports, Google is now creating its own in-house startup incubator called Area 120. Though its name sounds a little X-Files, how it works is pretty simple. Googlers who are looking to team up and launch a brand-new business can apply to join Area 120 by submitting a business plan to Google. If selected, the team will get to work on its idea full-time for a certain amount of time — and, no, we’re not sure what that means for a person’s actual job responsibilities during that time. Presumably, Google would be weighing the importance of one’s Google job versus the potential success (or interesting aspects of) one’s business plan.These internal startups of-sorts will also be able to pitch Google for funding. If successful, Google will help them launch their company — breaking them out from under Google’s wing entirely. In doing so, Google becomes an early-stage investor (at least) for whatever the team has built. While we don’t yet know what Google gets back in terms of ROI for its investment, we can only assume that Google will also financially benefit from any startups that end up becoming The Next Big Thing. That is, of course, assuming that this “20 percent time” concept even exists anymore — some maintain that it’s simply too difficult for some employees to put their real jobs on hold while they explore potentially more creative pursuits. Yet, now they’ll be able to form startups if their ideas are good enough.Interestingly enough, Area 120’s headquarters won’t be down at Google’s main Mountain View campus. According to Business Insider, Area 120 will be located at one of Google’s San Francisco office buildings. And the name, for those curious, is a reference to Google’s “20 percent time” concept, whereby employees are encouraged to spend part of their full-time jobs working on projects that they find intellectually stimulating (and beneficial to Google).Google executives Don Harrison and Bradley Horowitz will head up Area 120. The former is currently Google’s vice president of corporate development, and the latter is Google’s vice president for Photos and Streams. The new initiative should hopefully help Google to keep new ideas and startups under its wing, as opposed to losing key talent (and these ideas) when industrious employees want to branch out and try their own either on their own or as part of another company. 3 min readcenter_img Incubators David Murphy Next Article Image credit: Bloomberg | Getty Images Google Reportedly Building In-House Startup Incubator, ‘Area 120’ Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Businesslast_img read more