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Low establishes the rules for Germany squad

first_imgJoachim Low is taking no chances whatsoever this summer as Germany bid to become the first nation to retain the World Cup since Brazil between 1958 and 1962The 58-year-old has already been in charge of the national side for 12 years after replacing Jürgen Klinsmann at the end of the 2006 World Cup.Over this time Low has participated in six major tournaments and has become renown for his rather controversial rules that ban the players from sex, alcohol and social networking.However, Germany did win the 2014 World Cup under his guidance.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…“The boys are very familiar with our behavioural rules,” said Low, according to Marca.“They know what our ambitions are.“Every player is a piece of a puzzle, the team is more important than individuals.”Germany will face Austria in the first of their two warm-up games this Saturday at the Wörthersee Stadion, before facing Saudi Arabia in their final match at Bayer Leverkusen’s BayArena on June 8.last_img read more

VAR replay helps Barca secure win

first_imgBarcelona maintained their perfect start to the new La Liga season thanks to Video Assistant Referees replay, according to ESPN.The Catalan club secured a 1-0 victory over Real Valladolid on Saturday night after the use of VAR replay proved to be difference.Ousmane Dembele scored the only goal in the 57th minute to give the Ernesto Valverde’s men all three points to maintain their perfect start to the season.The Spanish champions began the game with a front four of Dembele, Philippe Coutinho, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi but the quartet had trouble clicking on a ripped-up pitch in Valladolid.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.However, the former Borussia Dortmund winger pounced on a cushioned header back into the box from midfielder Sergio Roberto and lashed his first-time right-footed shot past goalkeeper Jordi Masip and into the far corner.Rayo Vallecano thought they’d worked an equaliser late in second-half stoppage-time but the goal was correctly ruled offside after a VAR replay.The victory ensures Barcelona begin their title defence in fine fashion after defeating Deportivo Alaves 3-o last week at the Camp Nou.last_img read more

Benitez discusses details of meeting with Ashley

first_imgNewcastle United manager Rafael Benitez insists nothing has changed despite having a meeting with club owner Mike Ashley.Ashley met the former Real Madrid manager at St. James Park following last weekend’s 3-0 home win against Cardiff City.Benitez, who has refused to talk about potential addictions during this transfer window since admitting he was concerned after the Magpies loss to Liverpool last month, wouldn’t reveal much about his meeting with Ashley, who has been pushing the manager to sign a new contract for the past 12 months.However, the 58-year-old, who is expected to leave the club in the summer when his contract expires if the club refuse to invest in the squad, says the situation has not changed.Asked if he was happier after speaking to Ashley, Benitez said: “I’m exactly the same.”“I don’t need to talk about what we were talking about, because it was a private conversation.”“But, more or less, we’re in the same situation. We have to wait.”Steve Bruce: “Hopefully that’ll shut a few people up for a little bit” Stuart Heath – August 25, 2019 Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has expressed his delight at his side’s shock 1-0 away victory to Tottenham HotspursTyne-side boss Steve Bruce praised his staff…Asked by the Gazette if he was still worried, Benitez said:“We are where we are, so we will see.”Ashley, who put Newcastle up for sale 18 months ago, congratulated Benitez and the players on the Cardiff win.The result lifted the club out of the Premier League’s relegation zone.“We had a good conversation,” said Benitez.”“We were talking about Cardiff, the three points and everything. It’s fine, but still we are where we are.”last_img read more

WHS SOFTBALL Wildcats Defeat Winchester Lose To Arlington In Close Games

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School Varsity Softball team (5-2) defeated Winchester by a score of 4-2 on Monday, May 6, 2019.Scoring was a premium, with all of the scoring coming in the third and fourth innings.In the top of the third, after Kacie Bourrell reached on an error and Jenna Sweeney reached on a bunt, Ashley Crawford (2 RBI) cleared the bases with a double to left center. Bella Kieran (1 RBI) later hit her own double plating Crawford.In the top of the fourth, right fielder Gianna Brunetto reached on a single and then stole second base. Brunetto reached third on a drop third strike to Kayla Bourrell. Kacie Bourrell (1 RBI) executed a very nice safety squeeze scoring Brunetto for the Wildcats 4th run.The Wildcats immediately gave back two runs in the bottom of the inning via a couple of singles and a defensive mistake. From then on, pitcher Ally Moran closed the door finishing up with 12 strikeouts along the way.Second baseman Jenna Sweeney led the way defensively with 6 putouts.—WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School Varsity Softball team (5-3) was defeated by Arlington High by a score of 6-4 on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.The Wildcats came out early and scored three in the first inning.  The first three batters — Jenna Sweeney, Ashley Crawford and Ally Moran — reached base on two walks and a hit batter.  After Bella Kieran struck out, Ryan Bailey ripped and RBI single to center plating Sweeney. Chase Andersen walked to load the bases again.  Kayla Burrell singled scoring Crawford and Tori Gemellaro (running for Moran).Bella Kieran was called out at the plate in a controversial call negating a big scoring chance for Wilmington in the sixth.In the seventh, Kayla Bourrell reached on an error and immediately stole second.  She scored on a defensive error by the Spy Ponders’ right fielder. Unfortunately, the Wildcats had runners on first and second but could not get the timely hit they desperately needed.The Wildcats also made some errors on routine during the day.  There was a lack of communication on some plays which resulted in the ball just dropping between the players.“The plate umpire had a small strike zone today,” said Coach Audrey Cabral. “Both pitchers threw a lot of  pitches especially in the first inning… Arlington was just more patient at the plate today.”Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Win Back-To-Back Games, Moran Gives Up 3 Hits While Striking Out 22In “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats’ Offense Explodes For 15 Runs In Win Over NewburyportIn “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Defeat Greater Lowell Tech & Stoneham, Qualify For State TournamentIn “Sports”last_img read more

GST impact subdued business activity push Nifty below 9900 Sensex drops around

first_imgA man looks at a screen across the road on the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai May 16, 2014.Reuters fileThe Indian equity market is witnessing a mild downturn, with the benchmark index declining for the fifth straight day to a near four-week low.The BSE Sensex on Monday tanked 417 points intraday before closing at 31,626.63, down 296 points. On the other hand, NSE Nifty 50 Index slipped 91 percent or 0.92 percent to 9,872.60.The NSE Nifty Bank index fell for the fifth day in a row and hit a 1-month low on Monday, declining as much as 1.45 percent to touch 24,015 points.The corrections have been triggered by a series of factors such as GST impact on domestic market, subdued consumer spending, weak global cues, continues FPI outflows, muted growth forecast and because of growing global uncertainties.”Clearly both the initiatives (GST and demonetisation) had a more severe impact than what we have imagined. The negative impact is more in wholesale businesses in rural areas along with small and medium-sized industries. And, this is worrying,” Harsh Mariwala chairman of Marico told BloombergQuint.Recently, R Shankar Raman, chief financial officer (CFO) of Larsen and Toubro (L&T), opined that the government’s preparedness for rolling out tax reforms was nowhere close to what was claimed and this found reflection in the slipping GDP growth numbers.In an interview with Mint last week, Raman said, “…this pain is going to continue for another six to nine months, and consequently, working capital is going to get blocked. In fact, I don’t see the private sector coming back for the next couple of years.”On the global front, uncertainties keep putting pressure on emerging stock markets. The US Fed’s hawkish monetary policy stance and decision to begin its balance-sheet reduction programme from October 2017, a sharp depreciation in the rupee over the past two weeks and increasing tensions in the Korean peninsula are pushing investors away from the market.Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) have been net sellers form the past two months. As on September 25, they pulled Rs 4,511 crore out of the Indian equity market and in August they pulled out a whopping Rs 12,770 crore, according to NSDL data.last_img read more

Parents Send Teenagers Off On College Tour With Despedida

first_imgLaura IsenseeDozens of families give their teenagers a ‘despedida’ or send-off for a five-day college campus tour in New England with the nonprofit, EMERGE.Before she left home, Hera’emperatrize “Trize” Gipson gave her three younger siblings a big hug goodbye. Then her dad took her to HISD headquarters to meet up with dozens more Houston teenagers headed on a five-day college tour in New England.“This is my first time going on an airplane, so I’m, like, really nervous,” Trize said, as she clutched a fuzzy blue stuffed dolphin – her pillow pet – and her Tweety Bird blanket. “I kissed all of them and let them know I love them and everything, like, ‘Ok guys! I’m really nervous but I’ll let you know about the trip once I get off!’”At HISD headquarters, Trize, her dad and all the other families had a second goodbye. It’s called a despedida in Spanish.“Despedida, it means send-off, congratulations,” said Trisha Cornwell, director of EMERGE, a college advising nonprofit that connects high achieving students from low-income communities to top tier colleges. Research shows that these students are often overlooked in the admissions process.Cornwell said that they want to include parents in their kids’ college journey way before graduation and also create a community among parents going through the same experience. For many of the students, a summer college tour is their first time away from their families, outside the state or on a plane. In some ways, it’s practice for what’s coming.“We know that if we’re going to convince more students to test out schools outside the city, we have to think of this as a family decision and not a student decision,” Cornwell said.That’s why EMERGE started holding despedidas for teenagers headed on college tours last summer.This past Sunday, dozens of parents and family members lined the hallway of HISD’s headquarters.They cheered and held up handmade signs with messages like ‘We Love You’ and ‘Good Luck’ as their kids rolled their suitcases down the hallway to the white bus waiting in the parking lot to take them to the airport.Trize’s dad Broger Gipson gave her one more hug. He said that he’ glad she’s getting this experience, but had mixed feelings, just like his 16-year-old daughter.“I’m a bit nervous because she’s going far from me and anytime she goes far from me I’m always worried,” Gipson said. “I’m hoping that she gets a chance to learn something, that’s not only just educational for herself, but for schools and different other things … Of course, when she comes back she’s going to tell me every full detail, from day one to day last.”Maybe in two years, Trize, who’s a junior at Kashmere High School, will go to college in New England, instead of her current top choice of Texas A&M University.Laura Isensee/Houston Public MediaFor most students in the EMERGE college advising program, this summer’s college tour outside of Texas marks the first time they’ve been outside Texas or on an airplane. X 00:00 /01:25 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share Listenlast_img read more

Facebook Stock Inches Up After Steep Declines DeleteFacebook Gains Momentum

first_img Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 The company is the target of a class-action lawsuit, filed Tuesday in a San Francisco federal court by shareholders who allege Facebook misled them because it didn’t disclose the unauthorized access to user data by Cambridge Analytica. Facebook also is facing an FTC probe and lawmakers in the U.S. and Europe have called for hearings on the matter.In statements to the media, Facebook has said Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg are working “around the clock” to address the issue.“The entire company is outraged we were deceived,” Facebook said in a statement released Tuesday. “We are committed to vigorously enforcing our policies to protect people’s information and will take whatever steps are required to see that this happens.”So far, the Cambridge Analytica news and the #DeleteFacebook campaign do not appear to be slowing down new, first-time installs of the Facebook app, according to mobile-analytics research firm Sensor Tower. (The firm does not provide info on app uninstalls.)Since Monday, user ratings for the Facebook app in Apple’s App Store have about 86% negative sentiment (two or fewer stars out of five), but that’s only slightly higher than the 83% negative sentiment during the two weeks prior to the Cambridge Analytica news breaking. In addition, less than 10% of reviews for the app so far this week mention Cambridge Analytica or data-privacy concerns, per Sensor Tower. In the wake of the controversy, the hashtag “#DeleteFacebook” has been gaining steam as users vent their frustration. On Tuesday, Brian Acton, one of the founders of WhatsApp — which Facebook acquired in a deal valued at $19 billion — called for a boycott in a tweet: “It is time. #deletefacebook.”Acton is now executive chairman of Signal Foundation, a non-profit org developing open-source privacy technology. He has a net worth of $5.5 billion, according to Forbes estimates.Also Tuesday, venture-capital investor Roger McNamee — one of Facebook’s earliest backers — warned in an interview with CNN that the company’s top executives are failing to deal with a crisis that could “destroy” it.“They haven’t even taken the first step of admitting there’s a problem,” he said in the interview. “If they don’t do something pretty soon, people are going to realize they can’t trust Facebook anymore” and that could “threaten them permanently.” McNamee, who still holds Facebook stock, added that Facebook senior execs “are not talking to me anymore, so I have to communicate through the press.”On Wednesday, CFRA Research upgraded its rating on Facebook from “buy” to “strong buy,” but cut its 12-month price target on the stock by $40 per share, to $120.“Applying discounts, given more reputational and regulatory risks related to the Cambridge Analytica situation, results in our target,” CFRA director of equity research Scott Kessler wrote in a note. Although Facebook “is in the crosshairs” of regulators, legislators, and lawyers related to its policies and business practices, he added, “We believe FB will make it through this difficult period, and note a 15% decline [in the stock price] from last month’s high.”Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has not commented publicly on the Cambridge Analytica scandal. His last public post on the social service was on March 2, nearly three weeks ago. [UPDATE: Zuckerberg released a statement Wednesday afternoon acknowledging the company made “mistakes” and pledging steps to restore user trust.] UPDATED, 4:15 p.m. ET: Shares of Facebook rebounded into positive territory Wednesday, halting a two-day slide as the company and investors continue to reel from a data-privacy scandal that has damaged public trust in the social-media giant.Facebook’s stock closed up 0.7% for the day, after opening down 2% and then ticking up as much as 3% during trading Wednesday. The stock is still down 8.5% from its closing price last Friday, before details of the scandal first emerged, representing a $45.6 billion decline in Facebook’s market cap since then.The storm whipping around Facebook centers on Cambridge Analytica, a U.K.-based consulting firm that obtained access to details on some 50 million Facebook users — without their knowledge or consent. Cambridge Analytica did work for Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign. While the firm has denied using the Facebook data in question on Trump’s behalf, Cambridge Analytica on Tuesday suspended its CEO after he was caught boasting about their extensive contributions to the campaign in a Channel 4 documentary. Facebook claims it was deceived by the researcher who turned over the data.last_img read more

By Justin Spittler editor Casey Daily Dispatch

first_imgBy Justin Spittler, editor, Casey Daily Dispatch“Demand for marijuana assets is skyrocketing. And that means other Big Alcohol companies will have to inroad into the marijuana space soon. If they don’t, they’ll get left behind.”I wrote this last Tuesday. I was talking about Constellation Brands’ recent deal with Canopy Growth.To recap, Constellation, one of the world’s biggest spirits companies, recently bought 38% of Canopy, the world’s biggest marijuana company. It paid $4 billion for its stake.That makes this the biggest marijuana deal ever. But as I explained last week, this is “just the beginning”:Soon, every major alcohol company will have no choice but to “go green.”• Now, you may have thought I was crazy for saying this…It’s a bold statement, after all. But I didn’t make it lightly.You see, I’ve been closely following the marijuana industry for over a year now. But I haven’t just consumed other people’s research like many analysts. I’ve gone to the frontlines of the legal marijuana boom.I’ve been to Vancouver, San Francisco, and Denver, just to name a few. Along the way, I’ve met with marijuana venture capitalists, CEOs of multinational marijuana companies, and even master growers. • Another massive marijuana deal was announced on Monday… Tilray sealed a deal with Nova Scotia Liquor.Tilray is one of Canada’s biggest marijuana producers. Nova Scotia Liquor is a state-owned business that controls all distribution of alcoholic beverages in Nova Scotia, Canada. In this arrangement, Tilray will supply Nova Scotia Liquor with a variety of marijuana products as Canada gets ready to introduce recreational marijuana in October.Tilray skyrocketed 22% on the day of the announcement.But it wasn’t the only Canadian marijuana stock that soared on the news. You see, there are reportedly 13 other producers working to supply Nova Scotia.Aphria closed the day up 7%. Supreme Cannabis closed the day up 4%.• These are the kinds of announcements Casey readers have been waiting for… You see, many of our readers bought marijuana stocks earlier in the year… after a big pullback.But this sell-off was completely normal. You see, the North American Marijuana Index, which tracks 35 major marijuana stocks, more than doubled in value between last November and January.That’s an incredible rally over just two months… So it’s perfectly healthy to see a pullback after an explosive run like that. This allows the market to catch its breath before making another run.That’s why we encouraged readers who bet on legal marijuana to have a long-term perspective… and not lose sight of the big picture.The good news is that the next wave appears to have arrived… thanks in large part to a flurry of deals between Big Alcohol and Big Marijuana companies lately.And we believe marijuana stocks will run much higher from here.• It’s still the early days for the legal marijuana industry… Canada hasn’t even introduced recreational marijuana yet. That won’t happen until October 17.More importantly, the global marijuana market is just starting to open up. I’m not the only Casey analyst who sees a huge opportunity here.My colleague Nick Giambruno, chief analyst for and editor of The Casey Report and Crisis Investing, has been covering the cannabis industry for over a year now. He says he’s never seen an opportunity with as much profit potential as the legal marijuana market has right now.Here’s Nick with more:Marijuana is still illegal, or quasi-illegal, in most places around the world. That’s made it virtually impossible for regular investors to cash in on the lucrative marijuana trade.Prohibition has funneled billions of dollars in profits to drug lords, corrupt government officials, and thugs. Those days are numbered…Legalization is inevitable. It’s happening. And it’s about to unleash a $150 billion market that was previously underground.So consider speculating on this emerging industry before it’s too late.Just remember that marijuana stocks are volatile, as we’ve seen this year. You should never put more money at risk than you can afford to lose. It only takes a small amount to make a killing in the years ahead.Regards,Justin Spittler Split, Croatia August 30, 2018P.S. Nick has positioned his readers to make the most of the global marijuana boom. In fact, five of his stock recommendations are already up 101%, 116%, 165%, 353%, and 523%.Those are extraordinary gains. But Nick, like me, thinks the best is yet to come. You can learn about Nick’s top picks in the marijuana space by watching this brand-new presentation.Reader MailbagToday, more positive feedback on our most recent Conversations With Casey, where Doug explained why Somalia shouldn’t have an army…Absolutely great article. It stretches one’s mind in the total opposite direction of what they were thinking prior to reading this. At the end, the reader is convinced.—GertaAnd another reader responds to Tuesday’s Dispatch on the biggest buy signal for gold since 2001…For last five years gold bugs predicted an imminent stock market crash. The markets went straight up and gold went down. Now gold is going up WITH THE MARKETS and down with markets. It’s confounding. —PatrickAs always, if you have any questions or suggestions for the Dispatch, send them to us right here. Impeachment or Not, This Will Be President Trump’s Legacy…With all this talk about impeachment for President Trump… some other important stories never make the news on CNN or Fox. Well… this is what’s BREAKING…! There is an executive order that was quietly signed by President Trump recently… It could affect something happening down in Idaho, in Lemhi County, to be specific. And this executive order and what’s taking place in Idaho could be Trump’s legacy when all is said and done. Full details are recorded here in plain English for patriotic Americans. Wanted: Expert Investment AnalystWe’re looking to hire an analyst for the Casey Research team. Our team is growing and a new spot has opened up for an ambitious person to research and write about commodities, stocks, crypto assets, and world markets.For this position, you’ll work directly with Nick Giambruno, Chief Analyst for and Editor of The Casey Report and Crisis Investing. Nick is Doug Casey’s globetrotting protégé. He writes about geopolitics, value investing in crisis markets, the cannabis market, global banking, and survival techniques for financial crises.If this sounds stimulating, keep reading for more details and how to apply.Who We AreWe’re a fast-growing company with all the opportunities of a small start-up and the stability of a deep-pocketed firm with a 30-year track record.We publish half a dozen advisories covering finance and economics. We have hundreds of thousands of readers around the world. Our business is in providing profitable ideas, explaining how the markets really work, and telling great stories.We’re completely independent and unbiased. We don’t take money from Wall Street or the government. Our revenue comes from selling subscriptions. We make money only if our readers are happy.Who You AreYou’re able to analyze assets from macro, technical, fundamental, and sentiment perspectives. You’re overflowing with investment and trading ideas. 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Know this: Dozens of analysts at Agora (our parent company) who write newsletters have become millionaires.What to Do Now Send us a basic resume. We’d like to see where you’ve worked.Write a letter telling us about yourself. We don’t care much about what school you went to. We do care about what you’ve learned doing whatever it is you’ve been doing. We appreciate odd jobs, but we’re also willing to consider Wall Street refugees.Send us an email with the following information… Click for more details — Exceptional writing ability or a willingness to learn how to write Prepare for conversation and travel. If you have what we’re looking for, you’ll start out with a one-on-one conversation with Nick. If that goes well, we’ll fly you to Delray Beach for a full day of interviews. And if we still like each other after that, we’ll discuss the next steps.Get in touch at jobs@caseyresearch.com. Put “Investment Analyst” in the subject line. That’s your first test. Keen eye for good stories and big ideas Dave Forest’s Extraordinary DiscoveryDave Forest is our in-house commodities expert and editor of International Speculator.He just came across one of the most stunning finds of his 20-year career as a professional geologist.He discovered a rare fuel source buried in the ground in Idaho that he calls “Brandt Oil.” It could change the energy landscape in the U.S. for good…We’ve asked Dave to discuss what he’s uncovered about this new fuel source. You can access it here… Independent thinker who is passionate, motivated, and eager to overachieve Your full name. This boots-on-the-ground research has given me an intimate understanding of the legal marijuana industry… and helped me understand the market’s true potential.It’s why I’ve been saying for months that marijuana would go mainstream. Not years from now, either.This is happening before our eyes.As speculators, this is the kind of opportunity that we dream about. So I’ll show you how to position yourself for big gains in a second.But first, let’s look at what’s happened since my last update on the sector.• Diageo is reportedly in talks to enter the marijuana space… Bloomberg reported last Friday:The U.K. spirits maker has met companies in the past month as it considers a possible investment or alliance to make cannabis-infused beverages, the Canadian television station said on its website, citing people close to the situation who it didn’t identify. One executive told BNN a deal may take months, while another said a deal may be close.According to Bloomberg, Diageo is reportedly in talks with at least three Canadian marijuana companies.This is a huge deal. Diageo is the largest spirits company in the world. It owns Guinness, Johnnie Walker, and Smirnoff brands.So there’s a chance it could announce an even bigger deal than the one Constellation just announced. That would obviously be extremely bullish for cannabis stocks.• And I’m clearly not the only investor who thinks so… Canadian marijuana producer Aphria surged 23% on the news. Supreme Cannabis, another Canadian marijuana company, jumped 16%.Keep in mind, neither of these companies were named as possible candidates in a deal with Diageo. This is merely investors speculating on possible targets.That tells you how excited the market is about a possible Diageo deal. But that’s not the only good news that marijuana investors have received since last week. Towns across America debate weird new “antennas”An FCC move could kickstart an infrastructure boom across America. One of these “antennas” could appear within 500 feet of your house. The cause of the Great Depression in the U.S. and why. The top three biggest risks to the global economy and why. The net gain on 10 shares of McDonald’s stock purchased January 3, 2007 and sold January 3, 2017, assuming all dividends were reinvested. Click here to watch — Affinity for Austrian economics, monetary history, financial markets, and general history Can governments shut down bitcoin? Explain why or why not. Current Casey Research subscriber (paid memberships to Crisis Investing or The Casey Report win extra points) Why has the average person’s standard of living declined since the early 1970s?last_img read more

If you need cataract surgery your eye surgeon may

first_imgIf you need cataract surgery, your eye surgeon may have to do double duty as your anesthetist under a new policy by health insurer Anthem. In a clinical guideline released this month, the company says it’s not medically necessary to have an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist on hand to administer and monitor sedation in most cases.Some ophthalmologists and anesthesiologists say the policy jeopardizes patient safety, and they are calling on Anthem to rescind it.”The presence of anesthesia personnel is one of the key ingredients in the patient safety and effectiveness of cataract surgery today,” says Dr. David Glasser, an ophthalmologist in Columbia, Md., who is secretary for federal affairs at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a professional group for eye physicians and surgeons. “An ophthalmologist cannot administer conscious sedation and monitor the patient and do cataract surgery at the same time.”Anthem, which offers commercial insurance plans in 14 states, says anesthesia needs vary and so should coverage. According to a statement from the company: “Anthem’s Medical Policy and Technology Assessment Committee, a majority of whom are external physicians, reviewed the available evidence addressing the use of general anesthesia and monitored anesthesia care for cataract surgery. According to the literature reviewed, there is no one definitive approach regarding the use of anesthesia for cataract surgery and patient-specific needs should be taken into consideration as well as potential risk of harm to individuals who are sedated during surgical procedures.”Medicare, the health care program for people age 65 and older, covers cataract surgery, including anesthesia services.A cataract, typically related to aging, is caused by clumps of protein that cloud the lens of the eye and can distort vision. During a cataract operation, the surgeon makes an incision in the surface of the eye with a laser or blade and then uses a tool to break up the clouded lens, pull it out and replace it with an artificial one. Cataract surgery is common. More than half of Americans have either had a cataract or had cataract surgery by the time they reach age 80, according to the National Eye Institute. Surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis and takes less than an hour. Though drowsy while sedated, patients are generally conscious during the procedure and can hear what’s said to them and speak if necessary.Eye surgeons often have an anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist present to administer intravenous drugs to help keep the patient relaxed and ensure they don’t move during the operation as well as monitor their vital signs and adjust medication as necessary.Anthem’s new policy states that this type of monitored anesthesia care is medically necessary only if the patient is under 18 years old, or is unable to cooperate or communicate because of dementia or other medical conditions, can’t lie flat, has known problems with anesthesia, or if a complex surgery is anticipated.But some ophthalmologists and anesthesiologists disagree.”I wouldn’t even consider doing a cataract surgery without an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist in the room,” says Dr. David Aizuss, an eye surgeon who is president-elect of the California Medical Association. “If you’re working inside the eye it’s a very confined space, and if the patient gets agitated and starts moving around you have to get the equipment out of the eye very quickly.”Although Anthem posted the new policy online, providers are seeking clarification from the company about the timing of its implementation in their states, physicians said.Until then, some practices are taking no chances. At the Freedom Vision Surgery Center in Encino, Calif., where Aizuss practices, Anthem patients who come in for cataract surgery are asked to pay $400 out-of-pocket upfront for anesthesia services. Professional groups representing California eye physicians and anesthesiologists have written to Anthem requesting the policy be rescinded. In addition, the California Medical Association has lodged complaints with state regulators. This isn’t the first time Anthem has come under scrutiny for changes to its clinical guidelines that some have charged help the company’s bottom line at patients’ expense. Last year, the company said it would no longer pay for emergency department visits it later determined were not emergencies. Then in September it said it would no longer pay for imaging tests like MRIs in many cases if patients got them at hospital-owned centers rather than independent imaging centers.Last week, Modern Healthcare reported that the company says it was modifying its ER rule so that certain types of visits would always be paid for, including those by patients who are directed to the emergency department by their provider or have recently had surgery.Some safety experts say they were concerned about Anthem’s new policy, even for routine cataract surgeries.”If you’re putting a knife in my eye, that’s not routine for me,” says Leah Binder, president and CEO of the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization that advocates for improved safety and quality at hospitals. Noting that anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists were pioneers in the patient safety movement, she says there are better ways for Anthem to save money than shutting them out of the operating room.”How about identifying the surgeons who have the highest complication rates, and letting patients know about them?” she suggested.Kaiser Health News is an editorially independent news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Michelle Andrews is on Twitter @mandrews110. Copyright 2018 Kaiser Health News. To see more, visit Kaiser Health News.last_img read more

Weird Job Alert This Guy Is the Guardian of Futuristic Ham

first_img Editorial Director Entrepreneur Staff The future will be tender and smokey. If you celebrate Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas, there’s a good chance you’ve had Brian Hendrickson at your dinner table. Well, not him exactly, but as Curemaster for Hormel Foods, his signature is on every one of the millions of Cure 81 Hams that the company sells each year. We tracked down Hendrickson to find out what exactly a Curemaster is and what it takes to be the Prince of Pig.To be honest, I’ve never heard of a Curemaster. What do you do exactly?A Curemaster works very closely with our marketing and R&D and production professionals to make sure that we’re producing products that live up to our standards. I review the consumer comments and look for trends to make sure that we’re staying relevant to consumers while never losing sight that food safety comes first.Related: The Founder of Panera Bread Says ‘I Wish I’d Fired More People’Are there a lot of you?There’s been roughly seven — including me — since the Curemaster role and the Cure 81 Ham were developed in 1963. Both were created when Hormel saw the need for a futuristic ham.Futuristic ham?Something that would meet a modern households’ needs. Hormel was one of the first companies to do a kind of market research, and from those findings developed the Cure 81. Consumers didn’t want a bone in it, they wanted it to have some fat but not too much, they wanted tender ham with a nice smoky flavor.What does the 81 stand for?BH: So in 1963, they were thinking we had to come up with some futuristic term so they just picked the year 1981. That felt like the future to them!Related: How An Odd Macadamia Nut Milk Company Caught Walmart’s Attention Without Doing Any MarketingAnd how does one become a Curemaster?It’s a pretty elite title within Hormel and honestly it’s been a very humbling experience. There’s a small group who chooses the new Curemaster. I actually got to participate in that and I nominated somebody else! It’s a person who this group feels has had a significant role in developing the brand and someone they feel will protect the brand, take the take the torch and run with it.How does the election process compare to choosing the next Pope?Ha! Well, we don’t send white smoke up a chimney when the decision is made!What changes have you seen in consumers needs and what have you done to meet those needs?I guess what we’ve seen here recently is people wanting to go back to the olden times. They want intensity and bold flavor profiles. And as for the look, they desire an old-world feel, where there are variations and different patterns on the surface. They want a more authentic, crafted appearance.Related: 5 Affordable Restaurant Franchises You Can Start for 5 FiguresHow much ham do you eat on a daily or monthly basis?Well usually twice a week I attend a cutting of the Cure 81 or pilot products we’re developing. And I probably have it at home for dinner about once a week.Have you always had this passion for pork?Growing up in Iowa, yeah! I remember back then in the ’70s when I was growing up, on Sunday after coming back from church, mom and dad would always fry up a pound of Hormel Black Label bacon and fill the house with the aroma. It was a real treat.You’re making me drool over here. Maybe I should grab a ham sandwich for lunch?Good idea, make sure it’s a Cure 81 sandwich! Next Article Weird Job Alert! This Guy Is the Guardian of Futuristic Ham. Add to Queue –shares March 28, 2018center_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Food 4 min read Image credit: Hormel Foods Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Dan Bova Register Now »last_img read more

Speedcast and In Aria Networks Join Forces with Telespazio on LargeScale HighCapacity

first_imgSpeedcast and In Aria! Networks Join Forces with Telespazio on Large-Scale, High-Capacity Video Services PRNewswireJuly 15, 2019, 10:10 pmJuly 15, 2019 New Managed Service Enables Secure, Flexible, and Efficient Digital TV Contribution, Cloud-Based Video Processing, Playout, and Multi-Platform DistributionSpeedcast, the world’s largest provider of remote communications and IT services, announced a joint service offering with In Aria! Networks, one of Europe’s leading service providers in managed broadcast video contribution over IP, and Telespazio, a leading provider of digital TV platforms and satellite transmission in Europe. Relying on a combination of In Aria! Networks’ redundant video contribution over IP gateways integrated with the Speedcast Media Network (SMN) and Telespazio video teleports, media companies around the globe can securely contribute and deliver SD, HD, and UHD video services with unparalleled efficiency, flexibility, and a faster time to market.Marketing Technology News: The Role of AI in Shaping the Future of Video ConferencingThe joint service offering from Speedcast, In Aria! Networks and Telespazio is designed to speed up cloud-based IP video contribution, media processing and satellite-based digital distribution. The offering includes a wide range of cloud-based value-added services, such as backhaul, media conversion, high-quality, low-latency live streaming, and occasional use secure IP contribution, as well as multichannel digital TV platforms on the leading European Direct-to-Home satellite position.Telespazio’s digital video teleport facilities in Fucino Space Center, Italy feature 170 antennas and offer a broad satellite footprint for distribution of video channels across the Atlantic, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Indian regions. When combined with SMN’s low-latency fiber distribution network, multiple teleport locations around the world, and fully managed IP video transport service, they provide media companies with a large-scale, high-capacity global solution for delivering broadcast-quality video. In addition, the companies are collaborating on DVB-S and DVB-S2 Direct-to-Home satellites at 13° East to ensure improved video delivery across Europe.“Uniting Telespazio’s DVB-S2 digital video platforms with In Aria! Networks’ innovative media transport technology and the Speedcast Media Network will have a huge impact on multi-platform video delivery,” said Alessandro Caranci, Head of Line of Business Satellite Communications at Telespazio. “Our customers can now have access to a cloud-based IP video contribution and distribution network, making it easy and cost-efficient to deliver video in any region on any device.”Marketing Technology News: Study Finds Enterprises Rapidly Shifting to Hybrid, Multi-Cloud Business Model“We’re thrilled to partner with Telespazio, a major player in Europe, and Speedcast, who has a huge influence in North America and the Asia Pacific regions,” said Alberto Carpenè, CEO of In Aria! and Vice President of the Speedcast Media Network. “This joint offering sets a new benchmark for flexibility, enabling media companies to launch channels faster and more affordably.”“Joining forces with Telespazio and In Aria! Networks allows us to address a critical growing need in the media market for hybrid video services,” said Erwan Emilian, Executive Vice President of Enterprise and Emerging Markets at Speedcast. “This partnership represents the fastest and most efficient way to backhaul video feeds, the widest network capacity for video distribution, and the broadest portfolio of value-added services, including cloud-based playout and media processing up to the satellite distribution on various satellites.”Marketing Technology News: Softeon Expands Retail and eCommerce Logistics Solution Footprint and Success Alessandro CaranciMarketing Technology NewsNewsSpeedcastTelespazioVideo Previous ArticleSesame Workshop Names Samantha Maltin Chief Marketing OfficerNext ArticleDTiQ Launches Enhanced Video Analytics Capabilitieslast_img read more

Volkswagen Sold 50000 PlugIn Electric Cars In 2018

first_img Volkswagen I.D. Hatch Rendered To Life Volkswagen didn’t release numbers for particular models besides stating that e-Golf sales increased 45%. The e-Golf gained popularity mostly in Germany and in some other countries in Europe. Volkswagen Allows e-Golf Buyers To Assemble Their Own Cars Volkswagen I.D. Hatchback First Drive By Fully Charged: Video Only 1/125 cars sold by Volkswagen was a plug-inVolkswagen announced its sales results for 2018 and it seems that German manufacturer reached a new record of 6,244,900 at a growth of 0.2%.The plug-in electric car sales with a VW badge amounted to around 50,000, which is 13% more than a year ago. It translates to about 0.8% of the total volume.Volkswagen news Source: Electric Vehicle News Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on January 12, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle Newslast_img read more

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The office will take over data and information management archive activities from the National Environmental Satellite, nearly half turned out to be male. after he spent the night in a..VIEW MOREMuhammed Muheisen—AP for TIME1 of 11technologySee How Smartphones Have Become a Lifeline for RefugeesPatrick WittyOct 08 2015Mustafah Arnab’s hands were cold pruned and shaking as he tore away the thin plastic film protecting his smartphone He had spent nearly four hours aboard an overcrowded rubber boat crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece The 25-year-old Syrian doctor from Damascus who was making his way to friends in Germany was desperate to do two things: message his family and take a selfie He turned to me as his phone powered on “I will take a selfie with you” he exclaimed relieved and eager to relay news of his safe arrival in GreeceRefugees fleeing war-torn territory have come to rely on their phones to make a passage to a better life They use messaging apps such as WhatsApp Viber and Line to communicate with loved ones back home They navigate border crossings via Google Maps and Facebook Messenger Their travails are documented on Instagram A smartphone is often the only item they carryRelatedBusinessToyota Recalls Over 1 Million Vehicles Worldwide to Fix Airbag ProblemBusinessToyota Recalls Over 1 Million Vehicles Worldwide to Fix Airbag ProblemThe European refugee crisis is the first of its kind in a fully digital age and that has changed how the exodus is unfolding With each border crossing there is a race to find a new signal a new local SIM card or a public wi-fi network Wasem Farra 34 stares blankly into his phone while waiting in line for a bus just over the Serbian border in Roszke Hungary No luck “I’m trying to catch Internet” says Farra who is from Dara‘a Syria “I want to call my mother and tell her we are here They are afraid about us We want to tell them we are OK” Farra is trying to get to Germany with seven people including his sisterRami Shahhoud’s phone whistles with notifications as we talk on the same border Shahhoud 42 has been keeping in touch with his wife and family in Damascus throughout his journey using multiple SIM cards—a Turkish SIM card then a Greek SIM card and now a Serbian one “If it were five years ago they’d maybe be thinking what’s happening to me and I’d be wondering what’s happening to them” he says “But now thank God for this technology”Many refugees are using apps as pathfinders devices to show them the best—or least dangerous— way west “We heard the police will catch you if you go through the fields” Ali Sheikhou 30 tells me in Roszke His phone is tethered to a battery pack glowing blue through his jacket It’s all he has with him from home A friend traveling ahead of him has been advising Sheikhou via WhatsApp about the conditions of the camps in Hungary which he found abysmal “We don’t want to go to the camps” Sheikhou concludesTechnology can also quickly become a lifeline Thousands of refugees have lost their lives on sea journeys—and Kinan al-Khatid tells me he knew the risk Instead of wrapping his phone in plastic or securing it inside a balloon as many others have done he had typed out an SOS message and readied himself to send it to three programmed numbers along with his group’s exact GPS position the moment something went wrong: “Please help us—save us” He says that ultimately he didn’t have to hit sendThis is a new phenomenon says Peter Bouckaert Human Rights Watch’s emergencies director “Most of the Syrians fleeing are educated and urban so they have the funds and the exposure to use smartphones effectively” he wrote in an email See How Refugees Use Selfies to Document Their Journey Refugees take a selfie after arriving on the island of Lesbos in GreecePatrick Witty for TIME Refugees take a selfie after arriving on the island of Lesbos in GreecePatrick Witty for TIME1 of 16And then there is digital scrapbooking On the coast of Lesbos Greece the moment refugees land safely ashore smartphones appear and the taking of selfies begins “We want memories from the bad trip we had” says Mehar Ahmed Aloussi 30 from Damascus “When I go and settle down in another country I want to remember my way” Cell phones create an endless need for electricity Inside Keleti Station in Budapest where refugees camp out while waiting to catch trains to Austria there’s been an outpouring of expected donations: food water and tents One area is overflowing with shoes another with clothing But the most in-demand area by far is a small wooden table manned by a couple of Hungarian volunteers Above them is a sign handwritten in English and Arabic that reads free wi-fi A half-dozen batteries are ducttaped to the rickety wooden table white wires flowing in every directionPower and wi-fi were in such demand at Keleti Station that Greenpeace Hungary set up an even larger tent to provide both It is packed from the moment it opens in the morning to closing time at the end of the day Greenpeace Hungary’s Reka Hunyadi says the need to communicate can seem as dire as the need for basic suppliesRabee Mohammed a 25-year-old from Aleppo Syria who is traveling along the Hungarian border doesn’t hesitate when I ask him which is more important food or power: “Charging my phone”Patrick Witty is a multimedia journalist and photo editor Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @patrickwittyMuhammed Muheisen is Associated Press’ chief photographer for the Middle East Follow him on Twitter @muheisen81Olivier Laurent who edited these photo essays is the editor of TIME LightBox Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @olivierclaurentMove over pumpkin spice lattethe hottest trend in coffee these days is cold Cold brew that is This isnt iced coffee which is hot coffee or espresso allowed to cool and then served over ice (or whipped up in a blender with milk and sugar-laden syrups and topped with whipped cream) Cold-brew coffee is exactly what it sounds like brewed by steeping coffee in cold water rather than hot And like another trendwere looking at you bone brothits a tried-and-true classic that is back in vogue Read more: 10 Coffee Drinks Worse Than a Candy Bar Proponents of cold-brew say that because the grounds arent exposed to hot water the resulting coffee is more flavorful and nuanced and less bitter than hot coffee (Heres some science around why if youre so inclined) You can buy cold-brew coffee ($1030 amazon) but if youre more of a DIY person its a cinch to make yourself Read more: Best and Worst Foods for Your Teeth "Cold brew is one of the easiest ways to brew coffee around" Michael Phillips director of training for Blue Bottle Coffee tells Health "If you have a bucket and some form of strainer or cheesecloth youre all set" Heres a step-by-step tutorial from Phillips: Measure it "A simple way to get a good ratio of coffee to water is to use one pound of coarsely ground (French press grind setting) coffee for one gallon of water" Phillips says A lighter-roast coffee will be fruitier and will work better for a longer steeping time; darker roasts are earthier Phillips recommends starting with filtered water: Water is "the majority of whats in the final cup so if it doesnt taste good to start the brew wont taste good in the end" Add H2O Put the coffee in a large clean container (Phillips recommends glass; its the easiest to clean and will not leave any flavor in the brew) Pour in a gallon of water taking care to get all of the coffee wet "I like to give it a good stir after 10 minutes to allow all of the grounds that were floating at the top to sink down to the bottom" Phillips says Cover the container with something breathable such as cheesecloth so no dust settles into it and let it stand at room temperature for 12 to 24 hours Read more: 6 Healthy Reasons to Keep Loving Coffee Strain it Set a strainer lined with cheesecloth or a paper filter on top of a clean container (this is the one that will be used to store the coffee) and pour in the coffee mixture Drink up Cover and refrigerate the brew for 4 to 5 days Its a concentrate so when youre ready to drink pour some of the brew into a cup and add some cold filtered water How much you add depends on how strongly you brewed your cold-brew and how strong you like your coffee Its best served cold Tip: Cold brew "also makes for a really easy-to-use ingredient for cooking to get coffee flavor into baked goods or even cocktails" Phillips says Read more: 9 Ways to Kick the Coffee Habit This article originally appeared on Healthcom Contact us at editors@timecomMelbourne:Grigor Dimitrov says his ability to change gears in his crunch win over Nick Kyrgios has given him the impetus to go even further at this year’s Australian Open The Bulgarian World No 3 admits he was struggling in the early rounds but he was outstanding in a high-quality four-set win over the mercurial Australian before a roaring full house on Rod Laver Arena on Sunday Grigor Dimitrov celebrates after defeating Nick Kyrgios in the fourth round AP Dimitrov yet to go beyond the semi-finals at a Grand Slam has a quarter-final with British 49th-ranked Kyle Edmund on Tuesday and a potential semi-final with 16-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal He said what came out of his high-pressure win over Kyrgios was his ability to up gears through a major tournament "I learned that I can switch to another gear when I really need it" Dimitrov said "I think this is something that I have been obviously struggling with in this tournament "The first three rounds I was not striking the ball well I know that but I was still clutch (able to succeed) in the important moments which was good" Dimitrov under Andy Murray’s former coach Dani Vallverdu said he was able to raise his level against the unpredictable Kyrgios "I was just able to lift my game completely having a high percentage in the first serve high percentage on the return counting a little bit more on my strongest weapons" he said "That was a good step forward for me" Dimitrov lost to Nadal over five sets in last year’s semi-final and he is heading in the same direction again this year "You’re entering a stage of a tournament where all these matches matter a lot more to all of us" he said "I think especially when you have a long tournament it’s important after certain rounds to reassess your game a little bit "You reassess your behaviour and kind of find a way to do something better to change something in order for you to be better" Dimitrov said he now planned to just "live in the moment" "You never know how many times you’re going to be able to come out on Rod Laver Arena and just play" he said "That itself gives me the motivation and that kind of kick hey man like you’re here now Just play" US military helicopter crashes in Iraq – US officials | Reuters World Reuters Mar 16 2018 06:45:19 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Updated Date: Mar 16 2018 06:45 AM 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Although isolated DNA must be removed from its native cellular and chromosomal environment it has also been manipulated chemically so as to produce a molecule that is markedly different from that which exists in the body For this reason Lourie decided Myriad’s "composition of matter" patents are not products of nature and are therefore sound as would most likely be other claims on isolated genes He flatly rejected the position of the Obama Administration whose Justice Department had filed a brief siding with those who argue for a sweeping rejection of gene patents The judge tweaked the Justice Department noting that its brief contradicts the policy of US Patent and Trademark Office which has backed gene patents for more than 2 decades Lourie wrote: "We are left to guess about the status of any possible continuing interagency disagreements about the issue" At the same time the court rejected five of Myriad’s claims on ways to use the genes—"methods claims"—specifically by comparing an individual’s DNA sequence with a control or normal sequence to look for high-risk mutations The language used in Myriad’s patent the court found did not describe a specific method of transforming material into a useful invention Instead the court found the claims "are directed to the abstract mental processes of comparing two nucleotide sequences"-therefore not valid Myriad made the most of the good news and slighted the bad In a prepared statement today Myriad President and CEO Peter Meldrum said: "We strongly support the court’s decision that isolated DNA and cDNA are patent-eligible material . We believe this decision is in the best interests of the agriculture biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries" Myriad noted that the court had rejected five of the six Myriad methods claims in dispute but pointed out that 237 other methods claims for its cancer risk test BRACAnalysis were not affected The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) which along with the advocacy group PUBPAT of New York City supported the case against Myriad called the decision "a blow" to the their effort to free scientific research from legal restrictions Daniel Ravicher executive director of PUBPAT put a positive spin on the ruling in a prepared statement: All the judges today agreed that our clients had standing to bring this case and that analyzing gene sequences for alterations is not patentable The judges disagreed with each other on whether pieces of the human genome are patentable and we agree with [the dissenting opinion of] Judge Bryson who explained they are not because no one ‘invents’ genes Inventions are things like new genetic tools or drugs all of which can be patented because they are not genes themselves Robert Cook-Deegan director of the Center for Genome Ethics Law & Policy at Duke University in Durham North Carolina called today’s ruling "a very interesting decision" that’s likely to lead to further legal action: "I wouldn’t be surprised if both sides appealed to the Supreme Court" This is a luxurious and gluten-free holiday cake that’s perfect for all celebrations The dried fruits are soaked in orange cinnamon and vanilla aromatics for about one hour which creates a wonderful aroma and keeps the cake moist Serve in delicate portions after lunch or dinner or warm it up and enjoy as a pudding with Greek yogurt or a dollop of crème frache WHAT’S GREAT ABOUT IT: This cake is naturally sweetened with a high ratio of fruit which means you dont need to use any extra sugar in the recipe Ive used organically grown dried fruits in this cake which means theyre free from the preservative sulfur dioxide found in many commercial baked fruit cakes Dried fruits such as apricots fresh dates and prunes are rich in soluble fiber that supports digestive health Theyre also filled with minerals such as potassium and magnesium Im also using almond flour which replaces traditional white refined flours that make up most store-bought cakes The almond flour is gluten free and adds protein and moisture so I just need to add a small amount of macadamia nut or olive oil to make it complete INGREDIENTS: HOW TO PREPARE: NOTES & INSPIRATION: Store cake wrapped well in the fridge for up to four weeks Teresa Cutter founder of The Healthy Chef is an author nutritionist and classically trained chef You can find more of Cutters tips and recipes on her website app eBooks and Instagram “My main goal at The Healthy Chef is to get people cooking eating healthier and looking after their bodies so that we can all live better lives filled with health and happiness Instead of focusing on finicky nutrition details we should pay attention to the broader picture that is to eat natural foods focus on fresh fruits and vegetables and just keep it simple" Teresa Cutter Contact us at editors@timecomYom Kippur is a Jewish holiday that is marked by its solemnity and a day to begin the new year with a fresh start Yom Kippur which begins on Sept 18 this year is one of the most important religious days in Judaism (Though it might not seem that way based on US popular culture Hanukkah is actually one of the least important) The holiday is inseparable from its 25-hour fast which also prohibits drinking water even the water used for brushing one’s teeth Here’s what you should know about Yom Kippur and what it means for those observing What is Yom Kippur Yom Kippur is a Jewish holiday that translates to “Day of Atonement” in English It follows Rosh Hashanah the Jewish new year by a little more than a week and the two are known as the “Jewish high holidays” or “high holy days” Rosh Hashanah which began on Sept 9 this year marks the beginning of the Hebrew calendar currently in the year 5779 and is considered a time for joy and celebration When Yom Kippur takes place shortly thereafter it is supposed to be a time for observing Jews to repent for their sins and heal their souls for the new year Yom Kippur is the “holiest day of the year” for Jews according to Chabad a worldwide Orthodox Jewish movement When is Yom Kippur Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Tuesday Sept 18 and ends at sundown on Wednesday Sept 19 The fast lasts for 25 hours rather than the typical 24 of a full day The 25-hour observance on Yom Kippur allows a cushion of time for the subjectivity of “nightfall” as a moment in time Chabad says Those familiar with the Jewish faith may know that Shabbat or the sabbath lasts for 25 hours too Why do Jewish people fast on Yom Kippur Yom Kippur is characterized by a 25-hour fast The timing of this fast differs from fasting during the Muslim month of Ramadan when food can be consumed after sundown each night and before sunrise each day For Yom Kippur which only occurs for one day the fast is observed from sundown to sundown By extending the holiday for an extra hour those observing can be sure that the fast aligns properly with the date The fast occurs as part of the somber mood of the day of repentance However as with all Jewish holidays marked by a fast (there are six in total) those with medical conditions are not expected to put themselves in danger by fasting “The same Torah which commands us to fast on Yom Kippur tells us that guarding our health is far more important than fasting on this holy day” Chabad says What should you say to someone observing Yom Kippur On Yom Kippur it is customary to say “have an easy fast” rather than something jovial like “happy holidays” Those observing often say “yom tov” in Hebrew or “good yuntif” in Yiddish both of which are a wish to “have a good holy day” But if you say “happy holidays” don’t worry the holiday will become happy later that evening with a meal to break the fast after sundown The “break-fast” not to be confused with its homonym “breakfast” is the traditional meal following a fast (Being the first meal of the day a daily breakfast serves the same purpose) Jews from all over the world break their fasts after Yom Kippur with their own traditional fare but some customary foods served at a break-fast meal include dairy products and light foods so as not to shock the system after 25 hours with no sustenance Write to Rachel E Greenspan at rachelgreenspan@timecomHowever.

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