Major School’s AD Discusses Possibility Of Program Joining New Conference

first_imgA general view of BYU's football stadium.PROVO, UT – NOVEMBER 12: General view of LaVell Edwards Stadium during the game between the Southern Utah Thunderbirds and the Brigham Young Cougars on November 12, 2016 in Provo Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***After years with the WAC and then Mountain West, BYU football struck out on their own and went independent after the 2010 season.That doesn’t mean the Cougars aren’t interested in a conference partnership again.Outside of Notre Dame, BYU is probably the most competitive FBS independent out there, especially now that Navy is in the AAC for football. If a Power Five league came calling, though, the Cougars would listen.The school had a dalliance with the Big 12 a few years ago, as one of the primary programs mentioned as potential expansion candidates. Ultimately, the league decided to stay at 10 teams.BYU Cougars athletic director Tom Holmoe won’t rule out joining a league, but it won’t come for a few years.He spoke to KUTV about the possibility of moving to a new league. BYU definitely sounds interested, but the timetable is put off until the leagues start the next round of media rights negotiations.Holmoe put the year that it could happen at 2023. Via CollegeFootballTalk:It sounds as though that will be the case for at least the next four or five years, as athletic director Tom Holmoe told KUTV that he doesn’t foresee realignment involving the school happening again until at least 2023 and only after then could the program consider a move to a league even if it’s not of the Power Five variety.“When they say 2023, it’s a little bit before and a little bit after when those big conferences renew or redo their broadcast rights agreement. After that time, if there is a change for BYU, then he would have to think about it and what the future would hold for sure,” said Holmoe. “We’re paying attention to see how those things go but you’re not going to see any movement for the next couple of years.”In terms of the current Power Five, the Big 12 probably makes the most sense for BYU. It is anyone’s guess what the college football world will look like in a few years though.[CollegeFootballTalk]last_img read more

Angry Mitch Marsh punches wall after getting out in Sheffield Shield game, injures bowling hand

first_img India Today Web Desk PerthOctober 14, 2019UPDATED: October 14, 2019 13:13 IST Mitch Marsh recently made a successful return to the Australian Test team during the Ashes in England (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMitch punched a hole in the wall of Western Australia’s dressing room in angerMarsh got out for 53 while playing for Western Australia against Tasmania in the Sheffield ShieldMarsh is likely to miss the next match is vs Victoria on Friday and is now doubtful for Australia’s home series vs Pakistan next monthAustralia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh suffered a bizarre injury on Sunday after he punched a wall inside the dressing room, hurting his bowling hand in the process.Mitch Marsh was playing a Sheffield Shield game for Western Australia against Tasmania and drove a return catch to Jackson Bird in the opening over of the last day to fall for 53.Marsh was so angry at himself that he punched a hole in the wall of the team’s dressing room and may have fractured his right hand due to the impact.”Western Australian captain Mitch Marsh injured his hand during (Sunday’s) Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania at the WACA ground,” said a statement from his team.”Marsh sustained the injury when he struck the wall in the changerooms following his dismissal earlier in the day. The extent of the injury and a time frame on his return will be determined later this week after further investigation.”Western Australia’s next match is against Victoria on Friday and missing it would be setback to Marsh’s chances of further impressing selectors ahead of the first Test against Pakistan, which gets under way in Brisbane on November 21.Marsh recently made a successful return to the Australian Test team during the Ashes in England and played the final Test in which he picked his maiden five-wicket haul, returning with 7 wickets in the match along with scores of 17 and 46 in a losing cause. Australia though, retained the Ashes after the series was drawn 2-2.Marsh will now be looking to get fit in time before Australia host Pakistan for a series of 3 T20Is and 2 Tests starting from November 3.advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Mitchell MarshFollow Sheffield Shield gameFollow Western Australia vs Tasmania Angry Mitch Marsh punches wall after getting out in Sheffield Shield game, injures bowling handWestern Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh was well set on 53 against Tasmania before he was dismissed and that is when he took out his frustration on a wall in the changing room.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Jefferson’s Bourbon Releases a New Expression with a Special Finish

first_img WhistlePig Teams Up With Four Chefs on a New Whiskey All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Fall If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? Jefferson’s Bourbon, a Louisville-based small-batch producer, is best-known for blending and the products that come out of that experimentation. The brand’s slogan, after all, is “Alchemy is everything,” which should give you a hint at the mindset right from the get-go. Jefferson’s newest experiment is once again exploring the wood involved in the bourbon-making process: a custom barrel to finish the Kentucky whiskey.Jefferson’s BourbonThe latest release, Twin Oak Custom Barrel, is the result of a six-year project in collaboration with Independent Stave Company of Lebanon, Missouri. The Jefferson’s barrel is made from grooved staves that increase the surface area of the barrel, allowing for more bourbon to come in contact with the oak. In addition, the barrel is toasted for a specific time at a specific temperature before being flash charred. Ten-year-old Kentucky whiskey is then put into the barrel for four months to finish, imparting mocha flavors on top of the other characteristics that normally come from a bourbon barrel.“We are really excited to collaborate with Independent Stave Company for this innovative new bourbon,” Trey Zoeller, CEO and founder of Jefferson’s Bourbon, said in a statement. “By increasing the surface area of the barrel, we’ve been able to impart so much more of the barrel’s flavor into our whiskey, creating a unique taste unlike many of our previous Jefferson’s products.”Jefferson’s BourbonAs anyone who has had Jefferson’s in the past knows, this is not the first time the company has played around the finish. Over the years, Jefferson’s has released not only what might be considered standard bourbons such as the Presidential Select or Reserve selections, but also a bourbon collab with chef Edward Lee and others finished in a variety of ways (Cabernet, Groth cask, et cetera).Perhaps most famous of the Jefferson releases is Jefferson’s Ocean, which is a bourbon that spends years sailing the high seas, becoming the whiskey equivalent of Captain Jack Sparrow before being bottled and sold (one of the latest Jefferson’s Ocean releases, Voyage 15, was a wheated bourbon — the first in the line).Jefferson’s Twin Oak Custom Barrel will be available for around $80 in select retailers nationwide. The Best New-School Kentucky Distilleries Editors’ Recommendations The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Lesslast_img read more

Jamaica on Influenza Alert

first_img Portfolio Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, in a statement in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (February 12), said that data collected over the past two weeks indicate an increase in a particular type of influenza. Story Highlights Parishes showing a growing trend include Kingston and St. Andrew, Trelawny, Clarendon, Manchester, St. Elizabeth, and Portland. The Ministry of Health has placed Jamaica on influenza alert in light of the significant increase in the number of cases of fever and respiratory illnesses reported across the island. The Ministry of Health has placed Jamaica on influenza alert in light of the significant increase in the number of cases of fever and respiratory illnesses reported across the island.Portfolio Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, in a statement in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (February 12), said that data collected over the past two weeks indicate an increase in a particular type of influenza.Parishes showing a growing trend include Kingston and St. Andrew, Trelawny, Clarendon, Manchester, St. Elizabeth, and Portland.“The flu is to be taken seriously, as it can lead to pneumonia and blood infections, and cause diarrhoea and seizures in children. The flu can also worsen chronic medical conditions such as heart or lung disease,” he said.He said persons at greater risk of severe complications from the flu are infants and young children, adults 65 years and older, pregnant women and persons with chronic medical conditions or weakened immune systems.With the activation of the alert status, the Ministry will enhance its public education campaign to reinforce good hand hygiene and emphasise respiratory etiquette; activate the enhanced infection control programme in hospitals and health facilities to prevent, control and investigate communicable diseases; and increase the stock of medication in hospitals and health facilities to respond to the increase in the number of persons hospitalised.The Ministry will also expand the opening hours at health centres to provide access to at-risk populations, including the elderly and children under five years; and continue implementation of the overcrowding management plans for the major hospitals across the island.Dr. Tufton informed that 21,900 doses of influenza vaccine were purchased by the Ministry through the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Revolving Fund and distributed to parish health departments in late October 2018, and vaccination of target groups commenced in November 2018.These include health workers; children and elderly with chronic illnesses; pregnant women, especially those on the Programme for Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH); persons institutionalised or in State care; and non-health frontline workers.He said persons can access the vaccine from any public health centre/clinic free of cost.Dr. Tufton encouraged healthcare providers in the private sector to procure the influenza vaccine through private distributors to provide for the general population with emphasis on the high-risk groups.“The vaccine can be had privately by members of the public from any general practitioner and paediatrician at a minimal cost,” he noted.Seasonal influenza is an acute viral infection that spreads easily from person to person, mainly by coughing, sneezing and close contact.last_img read more

Firhad Hakim inaugurates Snehodiya

first_imgKolkata: State Urban Development minister Firhad Hakim inaugurated Snehodiya, the first state of the art space for senior citizens in New Town on Tuesday evening.Addressing the gathering, he said the residents will get all the modern facilities including hydrotherapy which will keep them fit at Snehodiya. He thanked Debashis Sen, chairman, Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) for conceiving such an idea and then implementing it. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaSnehodiya, a Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation project is a first-of-its-kind venture by the state government. Mackintosh Burn has constructed the building located just opposite Swapno Bhor — the senior citizen’s park. In fact, the idea of the senior citizens’ living space was conceived from the success and popularity of Swapno Bhor. It has already had its first occupant with the Ghosh couple checking in a few days ago. Snehodiya re-interprets the nostalgia of the residents in a modern high-rise design, while retaining its fundamental Bengali essence of rooms built around a courtyard. Each suite is air-conditioned, furnished and cable TV connection. Attendants on each floor, nurses attached to ground floor medical unit are available. Professional housekeeping including laundry machine services at available on ground floor. A guest house with six rooms is ready. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersSnehodiya has 57 double bedrooms and 90 single bedrooms. It has been decided that 75 percent of the price paid on entry will be refunded to the occupants or their heirs in case of vacancy. Most remarkably, there is an activity centre designed to offer space for teaching classes by residents who opt to do so for children from the EWS families. A stationery general purpose shop near the gate of Snehodiya was opened on Saturday. An SBI ATM and a medicine shop will be opened shortly. It may be mentioned that Swapna Bhor now has more than 700 members and there is a freeze on new members (except those from Snehodiya, whose residents are given opportunity to be members automatically) because the community building rooms are not large enough to accommodate more members.last_img read more

Canary in a coal mine How the Arctic is disappearing before our

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt’s one of the most pressing issues of the 21st century.But for a variety of reasons, global warming doesn’t always get the political attention it deserves.So APTN National News paid to have videojournalist Tom Fennario embedded on a Greenpeace ship for nine days while it toured the high Arctic Circle.The region is currently undergoing massive changes at a rate never before seen – changes that can be attributed to global warming.Here is the first story of a three-part series.last_img read more

UNEP report shows investments to curb air pollution pay off economically

Governments that invest in air pollution control measures can save billions of dollars as health care costs are slashed, worker productivity soars and ecosystems flourish, according to a report released today in Dubai by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP).These savings, along with other economic gains such as sounder bridges, public buildings and other infrastructure that endure less corrosive air pollutants can be six times greater than the initial investments in techniques and equipment to curb air pollution, says UNEP’s Global Environment Outlook Year Book 2006.Released at the environmental agency’s Global Ministerial Environment Forum now underway in the United Arab Emirates, this year’s Year Book focuses on energy’s impact on air quality. The leaders gathering at the Forum, which ends tomorrow, are looking at ways to deliver sustainable energy and environmentally safe tourist activities.Klaus Toepfer, UNEP’s Executive Director, said governments should set the framework for industry, trade unions and civil society to promote energy efficiency and diversify the world’s sources of energy away from fossil fuels.“The benefits, as the new GEO Year Book shows, are potentially huge, covering health, environment, improved management of natural resources, reducing the risks of climate change and, last but not in least, improved security regionally, nationally and at the level of households,” Mr. Toepfer said.The report’s findings on the economic savings emanating from investments in air pollution controls stem from work by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the experiences of city governments in Mexico City and Santiago, Chile.The United States agency, for example, estimates that the economic benefits of the country’s Clean Air Act will total $690 billion over the 20-year period that ends in 2010. A Santiago study assessed the financial benefits stemming from compliance with the Santiago Decontamination Plan at $4 billion during a 15-year period.These studies mirror a new report by the European Commission on achieving improved air quality standards by 2020. The Commission estimates that an investment of around €7 billion to reduce air pollution will deliver €42 billion in economic benefits as a result of “fewer premature deaths, less sickness, fewer hospital admissions and improved labour productivity.”The Year Book finds that indoor air pollution may be responsible for up to 2.4 million premature deaths a year while outdoor air pollution from industries and vehicle may trigger about 800,000 premature deaths annually, with 65 per cent of the deaths occurring in the developing countries of Asia.In a related development at the Forum, environment and health ministers agreed to a new global initiative aimed at making chemicals safer for humans and the planet.Called the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management, the new initiative covers a wide range of activities surrounding the manufacture and use of chemicals, from harmonizing labeling to dealing with obsolete and stockpiled products.It also carries provisions for national centres aimed at helping countries, especially in the developing world, train staff in chemical safety and to deal with spills and accidents.The voluntary agreement puts governments on track to meet a commitment made at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002. read more

Deloitte bolsters mining consulting in South Africa with Venmyn buy

first_imgDeloitte’s Southern African firm has acquired mining services consultancy Venmyn, to create a new minerals advisory business – Venmyn Deloitte – which will provide the clients of Deloitte’s global network of member firms with international expertise around the technical and financial valuation of mineral assets. The deal has seen Deloitte South Africa acquire 100% of the current Venmyn business for an undisclosed amount and consolidates its existing mining advisory services practice into the new entity.The new business, Venmyn Deloitte, will “build on the two companies’ successful track records in minerals consulting, mining advisory services, audit, tax, risk advisory, consulting and corporate finance services to the mining industry.” Venmyn was formed in 1988 by Andy Clay and Willo Stear with Rand Merchant Bank after they left the then Rand Mines. Over the past 25 years it has established itself as a pioneer in a range of technical and financial areas including the writing of short form reports and valuations with the Venmyn valuations curve. The statement said that the business combination of Deloitte and Venmyn will:Create a strong minerals industry service offering within one of the largest professional services organisations in the world;Continue to spearhead technical and valuation reporting in the minerals industry, as Venmyn has done throughout its 25 year history.Debbie Thomas, UK Head of Metals and Mining at Deloitte, said: “This acquisition emphasises our strong commitment to the global mining industry, our Deloitte culture of innovation and to supporting investment in the mining sector across Africa.” Carl Hughes, Deloitte’s Energy & Resources Global Industry Leader, said: “The creation of Venmyn Deloitte is firmly aligned to our continuing strategy to build a world class global Energy & Resources advisory business. The resulting techno-economic advisory capabilities we can now offer our global mining clients truly differentiates us in the marketplace.” Andy Clay, Managing Director of Venmyn, will head up the new business. He commented: “This is a new chapter for Venmyn that will allow us to serve a wider market and enhance our value proposition to clients through the power of the Deloitte network.”last_img read more

Sony S2 folding tablet shows off its hinges and Honeycomb in leaked

first_imgSony’s elusive new folding tablet, the S2, has been something of a mystery since it’s original pseudo-unveiling. Along with its larger sibling, the S1, the tablet is supposed to be running Android, and its form-factor is both easy on the eyes and fairly unique in a field of slabs. It’s known the twin screens are 5.5 inch, 1024 x 480 resolution displays, that it’s supposedly packing a Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset, and that it’s supposed to run Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Other than that, not too much has been made known about Sony’s new (cargo) pocket-monster.That said, curious tablet-lovers can get a small taste of what’s to come, since German tech-site Golem snuck a short video of the S2 in action. Granted, it’s only 19 seconds of action — but you can still get a nice look at its display, hinging, responsiveness, and the rumor-confirming fact that it’s clearly running Honeycomb. Here’s the video:AdChoices广告Again, it’s pretty short, but at least it’s better than what Sony’s been doling out through its official channels. Take the video below, which they’ve been using as a teaser:If you felt angry for having spent nearly 2 minutes of your life watching that one, you’re not alone. It’s ridiculously long and uneventful for something that’s meant to drum up enthusiasm for a new product, especially one as important as a high-end Android tablet.Hopefully we’ll get to see an actual hands-on video for the S1 soon — because even though things that fold are neat, a full-sized tablet is probably a bit more practical. That device is supposed to bring a screen with an impressive 9.4 inch, 1280 x 800 resolution, and an almost airfoil-like design that’s meant to feel more stable in your hands.via CNETlast_img read more

Calista Looking to Expand

first_imgDownload AudioFacing federal budget slashing and continued pressure on 8(a) contracting, the Calista Regional Native Corporation is continuing to look beyond federal contracts. The company acquired STG, a major construction company last year and is hoping to grow across the economy.last_img

Rahul recalls Rajiv Gandhis achievements in IT telecom

first_imgNew Delhi: Remembering his father, former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday drew attention to his achievement in bringing an information technology and telecom revolution in the country. He said to celebrate his father’s 75th birth anniversary, the Congress party will organise memorial events across the country. The former prime minister’s birth anniversary falls on August 20. Also Read – One arrested for firing outside Satna college in Madhya Pradesh Advertise With Us “This week we will celebrate my father, Rajiv Gandhi Ji’s 75th birth anniversary with memorial events across India. “To honour him, each day this week, I will draw attention to one of his many incredible achievements. Today, the Information Technology revolution,” Rahul Gandhi said on Twitter. He shared a 55-second clip highlighting the IT achievements during Rajiv gandhi’s tenure as prime minister.last_img read more

US Regulators Aim to Close Wild West Frontier of Bitcoin

first_img Register Now » 9 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. August 14, 2013 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Americans are all about new frontiers. But the frontier of digital currencies represented by Bitcoin — for so long the province and playground of crypto-anarchists, monetary-theory wonks and libertarian idealists and, more recently, the site of major venture-capital investment — may soon be closing.Late last week, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) issued subpoenas to 22 Bitcoin companies, demanding information about their practices under the guise of learning more about the Bitcoin industry. The agency followed up on Monday with a memo explaining its interest in regulating virtual currencies.Attempting to defuse concerns among New York City’s tech community, the DFS said it is not the enemy of innovation, but is dedicated to enforcing the law and bringing cryptocurrencies “out of the darkness and into the light of day through enhanced transparency.””If virtual currencies remain a virtual Wild West for narcotraffickers and other criminals, that would not only threaten our country’s national security, but also the very existence of the virtual currency industry as a legitimate business enterprise,” Benjamin Lawsky, New York state’s superintendent of financial services, said in the memo.Today, the best asset a Bitcoin business can have is an attorney. But few lawyers have sufficient knowledge of Bitcoin and its interaction with existing legislation, such as the Bank Secrecy Act, to advise startups, says Marco Santori, chairman of the regulatory affairs committee of the Bitcoin Foundation.Santori, who represents early-stage tech companies at the New York City-based firm of Nesenoff & Miltenberg LLP, is one of only a handful of lawyers in the world who has extensive experience working with Bitcoin businesses. “First and foremost, I try to restructure a company so that it is not implicated by the regulations,” he says. “But if that’s not possible, then I help the company come into compliance with the regulations. And right now, that is what everyone in this industry is doing.”Related: Investors See Opportunities in Bitcoin’s High-Risk Market’Not playing around’The subpoenas were only the latest in a series of recent actions taken by U.S. agencies that show Bitcoin is becoming a subject of serious government attention. The House of Representatives’ 2014 Appropriations Bill for Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies includes a request for an FBI briefing to House members on the subject of cryptocurrencies and their potential use for money laundering and other criminal activities.”The briefing should describe the FBI efforts in the context of a coordinated Federal response to this challenge,” reads the bill, which was finalized late last month.The tide of government action began rising in March, when the U.S. Financial Crime Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the Treasury Department, released guidance forecasting how it would apply existing law to virtual currencies. In essence, FinCEN said that if you’re exchanging bitcoins for fiat currency, or even one virtual currency for another, then you are a money transmitter for business purposes. This classification shuts smaller players out of the market, because there is a high threshold to registering as a money transmitter.Even for companies that could clear the hurdles to registering as money transmitters, the new guidelines meant requiring customers to divulge their personal information. For instance, Mt. Gox, the largest Bitcoin exchange market, requires U.S. traders to provide a scanned image of their driver’s license or passport, plus proof of residency, such as a utility bill.For American startups, that meant an end to doing business with many die-hard Bitcoiners. “It absolutely cuts out the big swathe of your customer base, who at this stage are those crypto-anarchists who embrace Bitcoin because it does not embrace the government,” Santori says.The next blow came in May, when the Department of Homeland Security seized funds belonging to Mt. Gox. The Tokyo-based exchange failed to register its U.S. subsidiary as a payment processor in the United States, which left its funds available for seizure as the prelude to an investigation.The seizure “made it clear that the federal government wasn’t playing around,” says Santori. “FinCEN was serious about the guidance. And so now what we’re seeing at every convention, on every message board, in every corner of the industry, is this new obsession with regulation.”Founders of Bitcoin-related companies find themselves in a catch-22, he adds. Investors don’t want to deal with them until they are compliant with the law, but they can’t get their compliance in order without a lawyer, and they can’t hire a lawyer without investors because of the expense.Ironically enough, like a Wild West town preventing decent folk from moving in, the government’s actions leave the space more open to potential bad actors than it would be otherwise.”We’re in this weird limbo where only quasi-legitimate or illegimate businesses can operate, because they don’t have anything to lose,” says Adam Levine, editor-in-chief of Let’s Talk Bitcoin!, a twice-weekly podcast featuring news and analysis of the Bitcoin industry.Related: Winklevoss Twins Move to Launch a Bitcoin FundPonzi schemes and Bitcoin dreamsOne such illegimate operation ended last month. On July 23, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed charges against Trendon Shavers, a man in Texas who allegedly ran a Bitcoin Ponzi scheme and defrauded investors of more than $4.5 million between September 2011 and September 2012.In bringing a lawsuit against Shavers, Santori says, “The message was very clear: The SEC will regulate investments whether they are denominated in dollars, puka shells, bitcoins, potatoes, they don’t care.” That was a blow to another segment of the Bitcoin industry — people using bitcoins as an alternative investment class or as a vehicle for raising capital.On August 6, a federal judge ruled that Bitcoin is “a currency or form of money,” giving federal prosecutors the go-ahead to pursue a case against Shavers. Because bitcoins can be used to pay for goods and services and can also be exchanged for government-issued currencies such as the U.S. dollar and the Chinese yuan, Judge Amos Mazzant held that Bitcoin should be treated as money for legal purposes.A few days later, New York’s banking regulator issued its subpoenas. On the same day, the U.S. Senate’s committee on homeland security sent a letter querying financial regulators and law enforcement agencies on the potential misuse of currencies such as Bitcoin. It has been investigating virtual currencies for the past few months, according to The New York Times.This flurry of government action is not dissimilar from actions taken when the U.S. government decided to crack down on file-sharing. The rise of the mp3 file format for digital music was a watershed for copyright lawyers, Santori says. “This is like that, except orders and orders of magnitude greater. We’re not talking about a niche of copyright law. We’re talking about money.”Levine makes the same analogy. “The thing that gives me the most hope for the resilience of Bitcoin is that despite the amount of money and legal power and time that has been put into fighting file-sharing, it’s worse now than ever,” he says.Entering the mainstreamWith increasing government scrutiny, Bitcoin businesses are responding in all kinds of ways. Some are seeking to register as money transmitters, if they haven’t already, or even suspending operations until they can be sure they are compliant with state and federal law. Others will leave the country or cancel plans to do business in America. Erik Voorhees of Coinapult, once an employee of New York-based BitInstant, now lives in Panama.Another option is to “ride the coattails of an existing money transmitter,” Santori says. For an existing money transmitter, there is a business opportunity in allowing a Bitcoin startup to use its license.Other companies are simply refusing to jump through the hoops required to do business in America. Many feel that Bitcoin has value in Third World countries with worthless currencies or runaway inflation, whose citizens could use it as a store of value that the government can’t ruin.”Bitcoin is not an American invention, and it’s not an American system,” Levine says. “The United States has far more barriers to entry than any other country on earth right now.”But he and others describe a community, even within the U.S., that is optimistic despite the volatility and uncertainty of the current climate. There is a sense that Bitcoin, or at least cryptocurrency in general, is unkillable no matter what the government does.In some cities, grassroots Bitcoin trading groups have sprung up. Since May, Bitcoiners have been gathering in New York City’s Union Square to buy and sell bitcoins for cash. “If you push on centralized exchanges, you cause the creation of decentralized exchanges. And I can tell you for a fact that two are being created right now,” Levine says. “If you push on decentralized exchanges, you cause the creation of face-to-face exchanges.”Yet there is even a case to be made that more regulation is a sign of the currency’s success, according to George McHugh, an analyst for BTC Global, a Bitcoin consultancy firm for businesses. “The Bitcoin community is well on its way to being the most successful stateless society in history by demonstrating the legitimacy of stateless money to the State itself,” McHugh wrote in a blog post for BTC Global earlier this week.Santori agrees. “The future is rosy. Bitcoin is entering the mainstream. It’s kind of like childbirth — it’s a painful entry, but it’s entering nonetheless.”Related: Angel Investors Form Group to Fund Bitcoin Startupslast_img read more

Editor calls CapitalGazette victims friends of t

first_imgEditor calls Capital-Gazette victims ‘friends of the people’ by Brian Witte, The Associated Press Posted Jul 28, 2018 6:29 pm PDT Last Updated Jul 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Martin Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post, stands on stage during a benefit concert in Annapolis, Md., on Saturday, July 28, 2018, to honor the five Capital Gazette employees killed in a shooting at their newsroom in June. In remarks to the audience, Baron said the victims were “friends of the people,” and “not one of them deserved to be seen as an enemy, because of the profession they choose or the place they worked.” (AP Photo/Brian Witte) center_img ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The executive editor of The Washington Post says the five Capital Gazette employees killed in an attack in their newsroom last month were “friends of the people,” and “not one of them deserved to be seen as an enemy.”Martin Baron spoke Saturday at a benefit concert in Annapolis, Maryland, for the five murdered employees.While he did not mention President Donald Trump by name while speaking to the audience, Baron said “not one of them deserved to be seen as an enemy by the man who killed them, and not one of them deserved to be called an enemy by anyone else, either.”Trump has repeatedly referred to the media as the “enemy of the people.” The day after the shooting, he said journalists shouldn’t fear being violently attacked while doing their job.last_img read more

Limassol summit woos foreign investors

first_imgFinance Minister Harris Georgiades told an investors summit on Tuesday that Cyprus had not become complacent about the economy despite strong growth, and that much was still to be done.The second such summit in Limassol, attracting more than 150 investors from across the globe, was organised by the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA) to present major investment opportunities as economic growth picks up pace four years after the 2013 financial crisis.Georgiades told participants that Cyprus was a welcoming and safe place to spend a holiday, an excellent place to live, to buy a holiday house, to send the children to school, and to enjoy retirement. “Cyprus is also an excellent place to do business,” he said.“The Cyprus economy is currently growing at a rate of 3.5 per cent of the GDP per year, much higher than the EU average, and the outlook remains positive,” he added.“We are not becoming complacent and fully realise that there is more to be done. And likewise, our commitment to continue working for a stable, business friendly economic environment remains equally strong.”Georgiades reminded participants that the island has a very well developed financial and business services sector and was making strides in the direction of developing into an investment fund management centre. It is also the largest ship management centre in the EU.He also said there were other significant developing sectors including education, health and energy.The minister said that even during the crisis years when Cyprus was under an IMF/EU programme, the government did not raise or introduce any new taxes but had maintained the current corporate tax at 12.5 per cent, with new incentives being introduced, such as a notional interest deduction for new equity in any Cypriot company, a tax break for innovative companies, and an attractive non-domicile tax framework.“Economic policy has been focused on supporting the private sector and in doing so, facilitating the creation of conditions which will result in new opportunities, new business and new jobs,” he said.Michalis Sofocleous, Director of the Office of the President, said that since 2015 when the summit was first introduced, Cyprus had made remarkable progress, both in terms of modernisation and simplification of administrative procedures, and also in terms of economic performance.“It is an established and acknowledged fact that our government’s approach is to maintain sound public finances, preserve a stable and competitive tax regime, and provide incentives for new business and investments,” he said.CIPA Chairman Christodoulos Angastiniotis said that in 2016 the Cyprus economy recorded a notable 9.1 per cent rise in FDI (foreign direct investment) inflow compared with the previous year. This was the second largest increase at an EU level on a backdrop of a 2.8 per cent GDP growth, he said.He added that in the second quarter of 2017, GDP grew by 3.5 per cent “as a consequence of highly improved economic climate and revived investment interest.”“You, more than anyone else, know that timing is a determining factor when it comes to investing,” he said.“Back in 2015, during the first International Investors Summit, we tried to convey the message that it was the time to invest in Cyprus and be part of what we saw becoming a success story of economic recovery. Having been proven right, today we stand before you and reassure you that now is the right time to invest in the country’s strong growth potentials. Not only in the sectors of Property, Real Estate and Leisure, but in all of the economy’s promising industries”.Natasa Pilides, CIPA Director-General and the Summit Chairperson, referred to nine compelling reasons for investors to choose Cyprus.She highlighted economic growth, Cyprus’ favourable tax regime, and tax incentives for individual investors and companies “across the board.”She also referred to the island’s young workforce, 55 per cent of whom have a tertiary degree, access to the EU, Cyprus’ strong business support services with more than 700 accounting firms, more than 2,700 lawyers and 160 law firms, and the high availability of modern affordable office space in all cities.Pilides also highlighted Cyprus’ low cost of doing business, such as labour costs, technical and professional talent compared with other EU capitals, highly affordable critical business support services, and some of the lowest office rentals in Europe.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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first_imgLARNACA municipality has tasked Lloyd’s Register Energy with carrying out an independent study into the potential effects to the environment and public health from the operation of companies that provide support services to the natural gas and oil industry.The terms of reference include an impact study regarding the environment, and health and safety, but also assessing the suitability of the port and the pros and cons of the project.The preliminary study will be ready in two weeks with the final version expected in September.The municipality said it fully understands and respects the concerns and reserves expressed by Larnaca residents, adding that health and safety, and the environment, as well as safeguarding the prospects of development, were clear priorities.The government assured Larnaca residents that the energy companies will not be there forever, but locals worry about their health, and the town’s future as a tourist destination.But a consortium set up to develop the project was hampered by lack of funding in the wake of the financial crisis.You May LikeLocksmith of HeartsPhil Collins’s Daughter Is Probably The Most Pretty Woman Ever Existed.Locksmith of HeartsUndoTherapy JokerHow Rich Is Serena Williams’ Husband Alexis Ohanian?Therapy JokerUndoSub Compact SUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best New Sub Compact SUVSub Compact SUVs | Search AdsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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