Bahamas Tourism Minister urges hoteliers to do business in Bahamas

first_imgWhile speaking at International African American Hotel Ownership and Investment Summit held in South Florida, Dionisio D’Aguilar, Minister of Tourism and Aviation for The Bahamas said, “The Bahamas is a vacation paradise, that’s well known, but the message I’d like each of you to take away from my short talk this morning is that when it comes to investing, ‘It’s Better in The Bahamas’.”The Minister, who was presented with an Apex award for distinguished service at the closing banquet of the summit, provided his remarks at the Summits Annual Scholarship Awards luncheon, sponsored by the Marriott, at the Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel, Miami, Florida. He shared that in the last 12 months, The Bahamas have engaged in an overhaul of procedures and protocols to create an environment where the ease of doing business in The Bahamas is historically at its optimum best.Annually, the summit is attended by African American hoteliers, entrepreneurs, national leaders and hospitality representatives, city/state/country development representatives and financial experts.D’Aguilar disclosed that in the last quarter of 2017, the Government of The Bahamas enacted the Commercial Enterprises Act, “which is a package of legislation specifically designed to improve the ease of doing business and attract new and diverse businesses. Implementation of the policies attached to this legislation will streamline and fast-track the start-up businesses in a number of areas,” he provided.The National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers (NABHOOD), hosts the Summit annually with the Black Meetings and Tourism Magazine and Horizons International Group. This year’s theme is ‘New Opportunities with Great Partners’.Now in its 22nd year, the annual summit is designed to educate attendees on becoming a hotel owner or investor, share minority investment trends, explore supplier opportunities, learn how to market to minorities and discuss diversity issues affecting the industry. The summit features a number of executive level professionals from the world’s leading hotel brands who share a wealth of information needed to succeed in the industry.The declared goal of NABHOOD is to increase the number of African-Americans developing, managing, operating and owning hotels; increase vendor opportunities and executive level jobs for minorities, thereby creating wealth within the African-American community.last_img read more

Kevins going to start this week like we said an

first_img“Kevin’s going to start this week like we said, and we’ll let it play itself out.”So, Kolb will get the start Friday against the Raiders, looking to rebound from a pair of poor preseason outings. Playing well would certainly go a long way towards winning the job, but it’s impossible to say right now if he must have a big game to stay in the race.“We’re trying to get the best player that gives us the best chance to win,” Whisenhunt said. “I’ve said all along it’s a process. I think everybody wants an instant evaluation or wants to say that, but we just don’t think in those terms.”The Cardinals have three preseason games left to figure out who the QB will be, and Whisenhunt said the decision will be made when it is apparent who the right choice is.“We’re going to let the process play out,” he said. “When we feel like we have a player that’s going to give us the best chance to win we’ll move in that direction.”Arizona Sports’ Kyndra de St. Aubin contributed to this report Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Top Stories Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Ken Whisenhunt said he doesn’t know much about Adam Schefter’s report that John Skelton is the favorite to win the Cardinals QB job.“I just know that as far as favorites and longshots, really I’ve never thought of it in those terms,” he said at his daily media briefing Tuesday in Flagstaff. “I think we just, we’ve always been true to what we’ve said and we’re going to stick to the process. 0 Comments   Share   ErrorOKFree Rate QuoteCall now 623-875-9940 ErrorOKlast_img read more

Metrological will exhibit at ANGA COM in hall 102

first_imgMetrological will exhibit at ANGA COM in hall 10.2, booth H21. Metrological co-founder and CEO, Jeroen Ghijsen, will also feature in the technology session, ‘RDK – Technical Implications and Opportunities’ at 13:15 on June 10. Pay TV operator app store specialist, Metrological, will highlight its device- and software-agnostic application platform at this year’s ANGA COM. The platform is designed to support operator app stores and content provider apps on any screen, while giving access to business intelligence data.Included in the platform’s capabilities is an app store platform that lets operators launch operator-branded TV app stores to STBs and other connected devices.Contextual  app experiences merge live TV and OTT content, enabling operators to present a unified app experience in one screen.Social media integration and mobile pairing lets viewers link TV viewing to their mobile devices – allowing them to interact, vote, use their mobile phone as a TV remote or game control and swipe pictures and videos from their mobile to their TV screen.A real-time app dashboard offers real-time insights on operations and app usage, an app manager lets operators to manage, in real time, app store content, while the app developer and RDK emulator workflow highlights the step-by-step process for developers to develop, publish and test apps on RDK-based devices.Metrological is headquartered in the Netherlands and its partners include Liberty Global. The firm delivers a complete product suite that enables pay TV operators to launch, manage and monetise their own branded TV and multi-screen app store and unified user experience across devices.last_img read more


first_imgShareTweet MAN AND FOUR CHILDREN CHEAT INJURY AFTER TWO SHOTS FIRED INTO DERRY HOUSE was last modified: August 1st, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: POLICE are investigating after a man and four children escaped injury after two shots were fired at a house last night.The gun attack happened in the Racecourse Drive area of Derry at 9.40 pm on Monday night, July 31.There are no reports of any injuries. MAN AND FOUR CHILDREN CHEAT INJURY AFTER TWO SHOTS FIRED INTO DERRY HOUSEracecourse road A PSNI spokesman said: “Police are appealing for witnesses following a shooting incident in the Racecourse Drive area of Derry last night, Monday, July 31.It was reported that at around 9.40pm two shots were fired at a house in the area.“A man and four children who were in the house at the time were uninjured.”Detectives are appealing for anyone with information to contact them at Strand Road Police Station on 101 quoting reference number 1415 of 31/07/17.last_img read more

Dear Readers Its a sure sign of economic trouble

first_imgDear Readers,It’s a sure sign of economic trouble when even the permabulls acknowledge pain is coming down the pike. That is exactly what John Mauldin of Mauldin Economics sees, as he told David Galland in an interview at our Spring Summit, Recovery Reality Check. Watch the video – or read the transcript if that’s your preference – to learn why John thinks the period through 2013 is vitally important for the US economy and what he thinks the number-one priority for investors is during that time frame.I hope you enjoy this timely interview. Doug and I will be back soon.Sincerely,Louis JamesSenior Metals Investment StrategistCasey Research John Mauldin proved to be one of the most popular speakers at last spring’s Casey Research investment conference, and we’re pleased that he’ll be presenting for us again at the upcoming Casey Research/Sprott, Inc. Navigating the Politicized Economy Summit. This timely event, to be held in beautiful Carlsbad, California from September 7-9, features our own Doug Casey… natural resource investing guru Rick Rule… former US Comptroller General David Walker… best-selling author G. Edward Griffin… and many more financial luminaries. Together, they will shine a spotlight on the pitfalls of today’s centralized economies and reveal actionable investment strategies you can use to protect and grow your wealth.last_img read more

The dollar index opened at 8105 in Far East tradi

first_imgThe dollar index opened at 81.05 in Far East trading on their Thursday…and then rallied to its high of the day [81.49] around 10:30 a.m. in London…after that it traded mostly flat in a very tight range for the rest of the day.  The index closed at 81.36…up 31 basis points on the day.Like every other day of this engineered price decline in the precious metals, the correlation between the currency moves and the physical metal prices has been hard to find…and that’s being kind.The gold stocks rallied right from the open…and hit their zenith around the high price tick for gold at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time…although it’s hard to tell from the chart, because there’s missing data during that particular time period.  But once the high tick was in, the stocks drifted lower with the gold price…and the HUI closed up only 1.40%…which is better than the alternative.It was a similar story in the silver stocks, but most of the ones that make up Nick Laird’s Intraday Silver Sentiment Index outperformed the junior producers by a very wide margin yesterday…and the index closed up 2.78%.(Click on image to enlarge)The CME’s Daily Delivery Report was a bit of a surprise, as a rather chunky 1,582 gold contracts were posted for delivery on Monday….and it was all “the usual suspects”.  The two big short/issuers were Canada’s Bank of Nova Scotia with 938 contracts…and JPMorgan with 644 contracts.  362 of those JPMorgan contracts came from their in-house [proprietary] trading account…and 282 contracts were issued from their client account.  The two big long/stoppers were HSBC USA with 944 contracts…and Deutsche Bank with 613 contracts.Those 1,582 gold contracts posted for delivery on Monday represents about 90 percent of the remaining open interest in the February delivery month.There were no silver contracts posted for delivery.  Yesterday’s Issuers and Stoppers Report is worth a peek.  The link is here.The GLD ETF showed another withdrawal by an authorized participant[s] yesterday.  This time it was 285,733 troy ounces.  In the last two days 953,529 ounces of gold have been withdrawn from GLD…just under 30 tonnes.But the big surprise for the second day in a row was SLV…as an authorized participant added silver again.  This time it was an eye-watering 2,030,225 troy ounces!  During this $4 engineered price decline in silver over the last eight business days, SLV has added about 3,480,000 ounces, or just over 108 tonnes.Since December 7th…GLD has shed a hair over 2.0 million ounces…and SLV has added about 24.9 million ounces of silver Something is up…but I just can’t see the whole picture.Joshua Gibbons, the Guru of the SLV Bar List, updated his website with commentary on the week that was in SLV.  It was posted on the Internet site yesterday…and the link is here.On Wednesday, the Comex-approved depositories reported receiving 20,980 troy ounces of silver…and shipped 626,983 troy ounces of the stuff out the door.  The link to that activity is here.Here are a couple of charts that Nick Laird whipped up recently…and I thought they were worth sharing.(Click on image to enlarge)(Click on image to enlarge)I have quite a few stories again today and, as usual, the final edit is up to you.First, let me establish that the price takedown over the last nine trading days ($120 in gold and $4 in silver) qualifies as being termed deliberate. Especially in silver, I’m not sure what else could describe the decline other than deliberate. After all, there has been no indication of selling from existing silver investors either in physical holdings or in the silver ETFs (exchange traded funds); all the selling in silver has been on the COMEX in the form of paper contracts. Government-published data, in the form of the Commitment of Trader Reports (COT), have and will indicate heavy selling by speculators and technical funds and heavy buying by other speculators called commercials in COMEX silver futures. On this, few will argue. Some still insist that this is free market behavior, but many more grasp that what causes it to be deliberate is the consistency by which the commercials can get the technical funds to follow price signals controlled by the commercials (think HFT). That, and the overwhelming concentration held on the short side of COMEX silver by JPMorgan. Silver didn’t drop 4 bucks in two weeks for any reason other than deliberate commercial maneuvering on the COMEX. – Silver analyst Ted Butler…20 February 2013Well, I’m guessing that we saw the bottom in all four precious metals during Far East and early London trading yesterday…as there was no price activity worthy of the name during the Comex trading session that followed.  If I’m wrong, we should find out shortly.But where we go from here…and how fast we get there…is the other $64,000 question without an answer as of yet.  As Ted Butler has already pointed out…JPMorgan et al spent the entire engineered price decline buying back short positions and going long…as the technical funds were forced to sell their long positions, and have now loaded up on the short side.Unfortunately, today’s Commitment of Trader Report due out later this afternoon, won’t show what happened during the final two days of this sell-off…as the cut-off for today’s report came at the close of Comex trading on Tuesday.  The crucial Wednesday and Thursday price action…the final capitulation to the downside…won’t be included.Here are the 6-month charts for all four precious metals.  I found it very intriguing that ‘da boyz’ would set the low price in both gold and silver in Far East trading…and then do the same for platinum and palladium shortly after London open a few hours later.(Click on image to enlarge)(Click on image to enlarge)(Click on image to enlarge)(Click on image to enlarge)For all those pundits bemoaning the state of GLD, I would like to point out that the situation is far different in SLV…and one has to wonder why that is the case…especially the deposits in SLV and the withdrawals in GLD during this price decline.  If the precious metals were going lower in the long term, why would JPMorgan go to all that trouble of covering their monster short position in that ETF?  The short positions in both these ETFs have been relegated to background levels…and are so tiny now, that they are of no significance.Along with the recent frantic activity in SLV, there’s the other matter that Ted Butler has been going on about for about the last two years…and that’s the phenomenal churn in Comex silver.  It’s not happening in any other metal…and you have to ask yourself why that is the case.  Ted thinks that “da boyz” are hand to mouth in silver…and I agree.  I’d also bet serious money that most of these good delivery bars that have been arriving and departing the Comex in the last couple of years are picking up quite a few “frequent-flyer” points during their travels, because it’s my belief that a significant portion of their journeys are by air, as almost all of U.S. silver production is ending up at the U.S. Mint.There are lots of commentators out there that feel that a re-pricing of gold is inevitable…and I’m one of them.  With the COT structure set up favourably once again, this may be used as an opportunity to let prices rip to the upside.  However, I’m choked with caution, as we’ve been at a similar COT structure several times in the last fourteen months…and nothing of that sort happened, as JPMorgan et al poured back on the short side during the subsequent rallies in all the precious metals.Will it happen this time?  Beats me, but if I was the powers that be, this would be the sort of timing I would pick.  As I and others have mentioned many times over the years, the world’s economic, financial and monetary systems are circling the deflationary drain ever faster…and they all want some ‘positive inflation’ in the world’s economies…and a re-pricing of the precious metals, whether by market forces or by decree, would be an important step in attempting to right over 40 years of monetary malfeasance.  If there are any big changes forthcoming, I would expect them to happen quickly.In Friday trading in the Far East…and in early London trading as well…not much of anything happened price wise.  As I hit the ‘send’ button at 5:15 a.m. Eastern time, volumes are pretty decent in both metals…and the dollar index is down about 10 basis points.  It will be interesting to see what develops in New York when the Comex opens at 8:20 a.m. Eastern time.Before heading out the door, I’d like to remind you…as I do most every Friday…that the precious metal stocks have never been this cheap versus the price of gold itself…and it certainly appears to be the time to take the plunge if you haven’t already.  So I’d like to remind you one more time that there’s still an opportunity to either readjust your portfolio, or get fully invested in the continuing major up-leg of this bull market in both silver and gold…and I respectfully suggest that you take out a trial subscription to either Casey Research‘s International Speculator [junior gold and silver exploration companies], or BIG GOLD [large producers], with all our best [and current] recommendations…as well as the archives. Don’t forget that our 90-day guarantee of satisfaction is in effect for both publications.Enjoy your weekend, or what’s left of it if you live just west of the International Date Line…and I’ll see you here tomorrow. Where we go from here…and how fast we get there…is the other $64,000 question. For a change, all the price action that really mattered occurred during the morning trading session in the Far East, when a new low price was set in gold.The low came shortly after 10:00 a.m. in Hong Kong…and crawled higher for the rest of the day in the Far East and London.The high tick [$1,586.10 spot] came at the precise close of London trading at 4:00 p.m. GMT…11:00 a.m. Eastern time.  From there, gold got sold off a bit going into the close of electronic trading in New York.Gold finished the Thursday session at $1,577.00 spot…up $12.70 on the day…and as I pointed out in ‘The Wrap’ yesterday, volume was monstrous during Far East and London trading…and those volume levels continued for the rest of the day.  When it was all done, gold’s gross volume was 233,000 contracts.In silver, it’s hard to tell whether the new low price tick came mid-morning in Hong Kong, or shortly after the London open…not that it really matters, I suppose.Anyway, from the London low, silver rallied up until the noon GMT silver fix…and didn’t do a whole heck of a lot after that.Silver finished the day at $28.68 spot…up a whole twelve cents.  Net volume was heavy at 42,500 contracts, give or take.Both platinum and palladium were taken out to the woodshed during the Far East and early London trading sessions on Thursday…and both hit their lows around 11:00 a.m. in London, which was pretty close to being the high tick of the day for the dollar index.  But to say that the price moves in platinum and palladium on Wednesday and Thursday had anything to do with the currencies, would be an outright fabrication. 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HPs first tablet PC—not that dated even after a d

first_img HP’s first tablet PC—not that dated even after a decade But today we have an all-new HP under rock-star CEO Meg Whitman, formerly of eBay. In fact, the company is so bold about its new plans that it’s actually splitting in two. The spinout strategy, reminiscent of Sears’ move to shed the Sears Hometown and L.L.Bean franchises it once gobbled up, is meant to make each half of HP leaner and more focused, according to management. There is no reason, of course, for them to duplicate all those HR, legal, and other centralized expenses—two businesses can easily live under one roof as Microsoft and GE and Siemens, and many others, have shown. No, the real reason for the split is that the computer-manufacturing business is a drag on the value of the stock. The first half of the split, the retail-focused HP, Inc., is to make personal computers, tablets, phones, and HP’s real legacy: printers. Unfortunately, over the last two years HP’s laptop sales have fallen $5 billion. Printers and desktops have also each dropped another $2.5 billion or so. The company is losing market share to enterprise competitors like Lenovo—and it missed out on the shift to smartphones and tablets on both sides of the market, as well as losing out in retail presence to more forward-thinking companies like Apple with its eponymous stores. Still, thanks to the one commodity with a seemingly never-ending price elasticity—printer ink—the division made $3.9 billion in operating profits last year and is expected to post $5.4 billion this year on $57.2 billion in revenue. So the company has the cash to tackle its missteps head-on… if it hurries. But ironically, it won’t be that division which takes on the effort to build The Machine at all, despite the obvious mobile device benefits. That job will be left to Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), the company that will remain when HP, Inc.’s hardware division is spun off into its own company. HPE will hang on to the company’s “big iron” products like Moonshot and Gen 9 servers that are sold only to massive companies and governments. And it will be home to the monstrous systems integration and consulting businesses (i.e., services)—HP’s answer to IBM. Together they are expected to produce $58.4 billion in revenue and $6 billion in operating profits. HPE will also maintain the Labs division, of which supposedly 75% of the employees are focused on the multiyear effort to bring The Machine to market. Although it might not seem to make sense at first blush, giving the game-changing mobile technology to the company without a mobile division actually makes sense. That’s because the energy savings, larger storage capacity, and higher throughput of the hardware is far more important to HP in another division: servers. The largest customers of HP’s enterprise group are the big companies running huge server farms. There the largest cost beyond computer hardware itself is often electricity—for running the systems and cooling the monster boxes. Last time Google revealed numbers in 2011, it reported using 260 million watts of electricity a year, or the same amount required to power 200,000 homes. Right behind that usually comes the cost of storing all that data, thanks to the massive arrays of individual spinning disks and solid-state drives required to serve up data fast enough for many millions of users. The many layers of controllers and cabling between the computer’s core and all those disks are just bottlenecks slowing down the flow. The Machine theoretically solves all of those issues in one fell swoop. Whole chunks of the computer are ripped out and replaced with a single low-power board like the one shown at the top, allowing server farms to pack dozens of times more densely than today while running on much lower power. And those customers have the cash to pony up big premiums for early versions of the hardware long before it’s refined enough to fit in a few-millimeters-thick space between your phone’s battery and screen. HP is right to call memristor technology a game changer. And it’s probably right to keep it in its Enterprise half of the new company, too. Let’s just all hope for the sake of their shareholders they don’t fumble this one like they have in so many other markets. That’s a photo of Hewlett Packard CTO Martin Fink as he presented the object of his company’s #1 research project to an audience back in June. This announcement sent shock waves through the computer industry. HP has decided to roll the dice big time. So what is that little square gizmo in Fink’s hands, and how does HP propose to make use of it? Simple. It’s a memristor-based chip, and with it HP intends to do nothing less than revolutionize the technology of computing. By way of background, the development of computers over the past half-century was all made possible by the invention of the integrated circuit (IC). This is the very first one: 2003 HP iPAQ—no lines outside the store for this one HP also led most of its competitors to market in tablets, too. It released one of the first tablet PC notebooks, a series of ill-fated hybrid tablet laptops much like the new models all clawing at but failing to make any real dent in the iPad phenomenon. HP had nearly a decade lead in that market, only to relinquish it entirely in the end. Courtesy of Texas Instruments It was fabricated at Texas Instruments back in 1958 and is now preserved in its museum. With the advent of this humble-looking device, computing vaulted from the Stone Age of vacuum tubes into the modern era of semiconductors. Since then, of course, the IC has been miniaturized and micro-miniaturized, until several billion can be crammed onto one little silicon chip. All the while, though, the architecture of a computer has barely changed. Its basic building block remains the IC, or transistor, which for computing purposes is really nothing more than a switch. It has three terminals: the source, drain, and gate electrodes. The gate controls the electron density in the central region of the transistor, which is made of a semiconducting material. If the electron density is high, current flows from the source to the drain; it doesn’t if the electron density is low (i.e., the switch is either off or it’s on). Assign the two states values of “0” and “1” and you have the beginning of a binary computer on which the most complex of calculations may be performed. That design has worked very well so far. Computing power has expanded roughly in accordance with Moore’s law—first advanced by the cofounder of Intel in 1965—which holds that the number of transistors that can fit on a given computer chip, per unit cost, will double approximately every two years. But you cannot keep shrinking the size of a transistor indefinitely. At some point they get too small to properly perform their function. And that point is rapidly approaching. When it’s reached, assuming that we want computers to keep getting evermore powerful, then a new structure will have to be implemented. Around the world, countless scientists and engineers are devoting their careers to coming up with that replacement. There are lots of candidates, with varying degrees of functionality. Some are working models, others merely promising ideas. They include: quantum computers; DNA computers; 3D chips; spintronics-based chips; graphene transistors; and many more. (We took an in-depth look at each of them in the latest issue of Casey Extraordinary Technology, for those interested in a deep dive.) HP has cast its lot with memristors. Memristors were first described in 1971 by UC Berkeley Professor Leon Chua. Chua posited that the then-current model of a logic circuit—composed of an inductor, resistor, and capacitor—was incomplete. He suggested a theoretical fourth building block for the circuit—one that has properties that cannot be duplicated by any combination of the other three elements: essentially, it would be a component that could remember what kind of charge last passed through it. Chua called it the memristor. But no one had ever seen one. And that was the end of that for the next 30 years. Memristors’ existence still had yet to be proven when researchers at HP initiated a new project in the early 2000s. They weren’t looking for the elusive fourth building block, just trying to build a fast, low-power switch by placing two microscopic resistors in a stack and using the current in one to flip the resistance in the other. They succeeded in building the device they wanted, but couldn’t seem to predict how it would actually behave. After several years of fooling with it, they finally discovered the reason buried deep in the annals of computing research: they needed the idea of the memristor to complete the logical description of the machine. Digging into Chua’s work, they discovered they had accidentally built the seemingly mythical device. In theory, they could now build a more complete computer. In 2008, they turned theory into reality by creating a physical example: a circuit using memristors just a few atoms thick. The benefits of a memristor-based transistor quickly became clear. It was far faster than any kind of computer yet devised and used far less power. That’s because the memristor is fast enough to replace the incredibly expensive and small cache layer of a computer, yet has the capacity potential of a hard drive. No more slow and inefficient triple layers of memory—from the die to the RAM to the disk, all on one chip. Those changes alone were promising enough, but in addition, it had some extraordinary side benefits: in the event of power loss, it maintained its memory. Rip a cord from a wall or battery from a phone, and nothing is lost. Plus it switched on and off as quickly as an electric light. All of these—speed gain, memory retention, low power consumption, instant on/off—were obviously game changers. For the faltering company that’s shed tens of thousands of jobs in the past few years as it missed out on the smartphone and tablet revolutions, leaping from laggard to untouchably far ahead of the competition in one fell move is immensely attractive. So the company decided that memristors were the wave of the future and that it would go all in. At the June press conference, HP announced that it was developing something called simply “The Machine,” a memristor-based computer projected for commercial development by 2020. In the words of CEO Meg Whitman: “HP has been talking about the individual component technologies for some time and now we are bringing them together into a single project to make a revolutionary new computer architecture …. This changes everything.” Perhaps it does. Perhaps HP will leave all of its competitors in the dust… Provided it doesn’t kill its own golden goose. It’s done that many times before. For example, the HP of old was one of the first players in the smartphone game. It inherited the first iPAQ (that name sound vaguely familiar?) mobile phone and PDA combo when it purchased rival computer-maker Compaq in 2002. For five long years before the first iPhone ever came to market, HP had that opportunity in the bag. Then it lost out to BlackBerry, iPhone, and Android in series before finally giving up on the market entirely. Do you have a smartphone? Does it already do pretty much everything you’d like it to? Now suppose you could upgrade to a “phone” that had a storage capacity of 100 terabytes—enough to record virtually your entire life—and a week’s battery life per charge: would you buy it? You don’t have to decide right this minute, because such a device is not here yet. But it’s probably coming in the not-too-distant future. Because of memristors.last_img read more

Microdosing Is How You Learn How Much CBD You Should You Be

first_img July 4, 2019 Green Entrepreneur Podcast Tinctures are ideal for administering a precise dose. Listen Now Microdosing Is How You Learn How Much CBD You Should You Be Taking Each week hear inspiring stories of business owners who have taken the cannabis challenge and are now navigating the exciting but unpredictable Green Rush. Add to Queue –sharescenter_img 5 min read If you suffer insomnia, feel anxious, have chronic pain or have been diagnosed with any of a host of other ailments, you may have heard that “CBD is good for that.” You did some research and bought a CBD product, but how do you know exactly what dogse you should use? Cannabidiol (CBD) is an extract from hemp flowers that is taking the health and beauty world by storm. Preliminary research suggests that because of its antiinflammatory and neuroprotective effects it may support those suffering from addictions, Alzheimers, concussion, fibromyalgia, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, sleep disorders and many other conditions. But this potentially useful supplement does not come with one-size-fits-all dosing recommendations. In fact, you will have to use a little trial and error to find your right dose. These guidelines will help you do just that.Related: ‘Microdosing Moms’ and ‘Divorced Dads’ Emerge Among Cannabis ConsumersStart low and go slow This will be your motto as you find your optimal CBD dose. As you begin, you should make sure you tolerate it well before working your way up to a dose that relieves your unique symptoms. This process is called microdosing or self-titration, both of which mean you are in charge of finding the lowest effective dose for you. Registered nurse and medical cannabis expert Eileen Konieczny, in her book, Healing with CBD, recommends starting with a microdose of 10 mg, or even dividing that into two or three doses in the course of a day. After a few days or a week at this level, she says, you can gradually increase the dose by five to 10 milligrams at a time. Konieczny and others recommend this process of slowly raising the dose while keeping notes on your symptoms in a journal so that you can monitor the extract’s effectiveness. Apps such as Strainprint and Releaf can help with symptom tracking. Know your product One of the challenges of finding the right dose for you is knowing exactly how much CBD is in the product you bought, and how much is in each dose of that product. Tinctures are perfect for microdosing because they allow you to slowly increase your dose in a way that edibles and capsules do not. Starting with a tincture, especially taking it sublingually (under the tongue), is a good way to understand how CBD affects you and what a good dose will be for you. Look on the product label for the total milligrams (mg) CBD in the container and per dose in the supplement facts table. Make sure you don’t get your units confused here: milliliters (ml) measure the volume of a liquid while milligrams tell you the weight of the extract that was dissolved into the liquid of the tincture. If you have purchased a tincture and feel like you’ve taken on the world’s worst math problem, this may help. ● Most (though not all) tincture bottles are one ounce, or 30 milliliters (ml) ● The standard dropper size is 1 ml ● If your bottle contains 500 mg CBD, each dropper contains just under 17 mg extract ● To start at 10 mg, you will need about 12 drops from that dropper You can increase by as little as one drop at a time as you self-titrate to find the “sweet spot” for you.Related: 3 Surprising Ways to Unlock Your CreativityThe sweet spot The right dose gives you the effect you want using the lowest possible amount. At this dose you will start feeling the benefit from what you are taking, but are unlikely to experience any side effects (CBD has almost no reported adverse effects, however your results may vary). Taking the time to find this minimum effective dose, even with all the math and symptom tracking involved, also saves you money as you take only as much as you need.Once you find a dose that feels like it’s working, bear in mind that your body is a dynamic system and changes in sensitivity may occur. Ongoing daily or intermittent symptom tracking will help you know when to adjust your dose.Lastly, don’t hesitate to take a low dose of CBD for maintenance purposes. Integrative medicine practitioner and medical cannabis expert Dr. Dustin Sulak says doing this can be an effective long-term approach to healing. “Over time,” he says, “I began to notice that most patients using small amounts of cannabis were getting better and more sustainable results than their high-dosage counterparts with similar conditions.” By choosing a high-quality, clearly labeled product and using the microdosing approach experts recommend, you are giving yourself the best odds of experiencing a higher level of wellbeing with the support of CBD. Image credit: Alice Fox | Getty Images CBD Brought to you by A to Z CBD Next Article last_img read more

Technology for visualizing flow of blood to aid neurosurgery in the human

first_imgExtracted vasculature of the mouse brain surface by using a cross-correlation analysis of time-intensity changes in fluorescent signals. B. Typical results for measured time-intensity changes of pixel intensity averaged over artery (red), vein (blue) and tissue (green) areas. C. A map of transit-time of fluorescent dyes on each pixel. D. Calculated blood flow velocity map. Credit: University of Electro Communications Citation: Technology for visualizing flow of blood to aid neurosurgery in the human brain (2018, June 28) retrieved 18 July 2019 from Neurosurgeons conduct vascular recanalization for treatment of cerebrovascular diseases. Successful surgery necessitates surgery the minimization of flow disturbances due to blood during surgical intervention. However, monitoring the flow of blood under surgery is difficult due to a lack of imaging tools for visualizing microcirculation in the brain. Medical imaging technology detects vascular disorders, injuries in brain without invasive contrast agents More information: Ryo Hoshikawa et al. Dynamic Flow Velocity Mapping from Fluorescent Dye Transit Times in the Brain Surface Microcirculation of Anesthetized Rats and Mice, Microcirculation (2016). DOI: 10.1111/micc.12285 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Provided by University of Electro Communications Now, Kazuto Masamoto at the University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, and colleague at National Institute of Radiological Sciences in Japan have developed fluorescent imaging-based visualization tools for imaging and analyzing cerebral microcirculation.The principle of the present method is to automatically calculate the distance for movements of fluorescent tracers (e.g., indocyanine green) which were intravenously injected, from movies of the fluorescence. The distance is divide by the rate acquired, resulting in an approximate of the velocity of the fluorescent tracers on each pixel.The researchers first confirmed the accuracy of their method using phantom-tubes with known flow velocities from the injection of fluorescent dyes that imitated the microcirculation conditions of the body. Then, animal models were used to validate the methods.”we successfully measured flow velocity in the brain surface of anesthetized rats and mice,” says Masamoto. “We are starting collaborative works with medical doctors to test the feasibility of our method for human brains under neurosurgery.” Explore furtherlast_img read more

ICJ validates Indias position Govt welcomes Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 17, 2019UPDATED: July 17, 2019 21:07 IST India has welcomed ICJ’s verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav.India on Wednesday welcomed the verdict of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) asking Pakistan to review the death sentence for Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav and granting consular access to him.Spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry Raveesh Kumar said the ruling of the court by a vote of 15-1 upheld India’s position in the case.”This landmark judgement validates India’s position on the matter,” he said, adding, “We will continue to work vigorously for Kulbhushan Jadhav’s early release and return to India.”We stand validated.We welcome the judgement delivered by the International Court of Justice in the Hague in favour of India in the case relating to Shri Kulbhushan Jadhav. Kumar (@MEAIndia) July 17, 2019In a major victory for India, the ICJ ruled that Pakistan must review the death sentence awarded to Jadhav.Jadhav, 49, a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by the Pakistani military court on charges of “espionage and terrorism” after a closed trial in April 2017.A bench led by President of the court Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf ordered an “effective review and reconsideration of the conviction and sentence of Mr Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav”.The bench also ruled that Pakistan had violated India’s rights to consular visits after Jadhav’s arrest.According to the ICJ, Pakistan “deprived the Republic of India of the right to communicate with and have access to Mr Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, to visit him in detention and to arrange for his legal representation”.Kumar said India appreciated the direction given by the ICJ that Pakistan should review and reconsider conviction and sentence awarded to Jadhav.”We note that the court has directed that Pakistan is under an obligation to inform Jadhav without further delay of his rights and to provide Indian consular access to him in accordance with Vienna Convention. We expect Pakistan to implement directive immediately,” he said.Also Read | Kulbhushan Jadhav case: ICJ asks Pakistan to hold death sentence, calls for fair trialAlso Watch | ICJ stays Kulbhushan Jadhav’s execution, asks Pakistan to provide consular accessFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup 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 bySanchari Chatterjee Next ICJ validates India’s position: Govt welcomes Kulbhushan Jadhav verdictMEA has welcomed the International Court of Justice’s verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav and said that the judgment validates India’s stand.advertisementlast_img read more

Chinese nationals protest on Ladakh border during Dalai Lamas birthday celebrations

first_imgChinese nationals protest on Ladakh border during Dalai Lama’s birthday celebrationsA group of Chinese nationals protested on the eastern Ladakh border as a village on the Indian side celebrated Dalai Lama’s birthday.advertisement Next Abhishek Bhalla New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 19:55 IST Dalai LamaVehicles with Chinese nationals dressed in civilian clothes reached close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh and protested against Tibetans celebrating an annual festival in the region. They displayed banners saying ‘ban all activities to spilt Tibet’.Sources said this was in reaction to a Tibetan flag being waved during the festivities in Koyul village near Demchok.Eleven people on two vehicles were spotted. They stopped for around 40 minutes and stood across River Indus on their side of the LAC.Demchok is an area that has seen Chinese transgressions in the past and in 2014 there was a fist fight between Indian and Chinese troops during a stand-off in Chumur, eastern Ladakh.It appears the action did not include People’s Liberation Army (PLA) personnel and there was no transgression or crossing of LAC.Sources said they are viewing the Chinese action as an intimidating tactic.China has been pushing to have its own successor of the Dalai Lama and pressing that any other appointment should not be given any recognition.”There were two vehicles with people dressed in civil clothes showing the banners. We don’t know whether they were PLA personnel since they were in civil clothes. Those protesting were on the Chinese side and made no attempt to cross over,” said a source.Sources added that the Chinese did not take up the matter in the official military meetings or communications.The Tibetans on the Indian side were celebrating Dalai Lama’s birthday, an annual festival by the name of Dole Tango.Also Read | Tibetan issue no longer struggle for political independence: Dalai Lama Also Watch | China roundtable: New Delhi buckling to Beijing by red-flagging Dalai Lama event?For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup 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 bySanchari Chatterjeelast_img read more

Please change your thinking BJP MLAs daughters emotional appeal to her father

first_imgOther Videos from India 26:36 Sat, 13 Jul, 2019 20 Years of Kargil: A ground report from Tololing in Drass 01:59 Sat, 13 Jul, 2019 First prototype of Brahmos-NG will be ready by 2024 00:41 Sat, 13 Jul, 2019 Watch: Audi spotted performing stunt at Delhi’s Vijay Chowk 03:16 Sat, 13 Jul, 2019 Pakistan removes 5 Pro-Khalistani leaders from Kartarpur corridor panel 02:13 Sat, 13 Jul, 2019 Enter the Growler: S-400 missile ground report from Moscow 01:52 Sat, 13 Jul, 2019 UP law panel drafts stringent law for mob lynching, recommends life term 03:31 Fri, 12 Jul, 2019 Delhi: Farmers of Khera Khurd shift their tubewells due to depleting water levels 09:13 Fri, 12 Jul, 2019 BJP is using money power: Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Karnataka crisis Load More Other Video CategoriesIndiaSportsWorldMoviesSo SorryTelevisionlast_img read more

Will increase informationsharing interoperability with Indian Armed Forces US General

first_img Press Trust of India WashingtonJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 09:18 IST General Mark A Milley, who has been nominated as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in response to written questions for his confirmation hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee. (Photo: AP)The Pentagon will prioritise increasing “interoperability and information-sharing capabilities” with the Indian Armed Forces, a top American General told lawmakers.General Mark A Milley, who has been nominated as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in response to written questions for his confirmation hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee.”If confirmed, my strategy would be to continue to bolster and maintain continuity of the defense relationship with India through our existing bilateral military-to-military dialogues as well as participation in senior level meetings such as the 2+2 ministerial,” General Milley said on Thursday.”Specifically, I will prioritise increasing our interoperability and information-sharing capabilities with the Indian Armed Forces,” he added.If confirmed by the Senate, Milley would replace General Joseph Dunford as Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff.ALSO READ | Ahead of Donald Trump-Imran Khan meet, top US General says need to maintain strong military ties with PakistanALSO WATCH | Reasonably decent news on India-Pakistan conflict: Donald TrumpFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup 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 bySnigdha Choudhury Will increase information-sharing, interoperability with Indian Armed Forces: US GeneralIf confirmed, my strategy would be to continue to bolster and maintain continuity of the defense relationship with India through our existing bilateral military-to-military dialogues, General Mark A Milley said.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

BSF alerts troops to stay away from suspicious Pakistan WhatsApp groups

first_img Next BSF alerts troops to stay away from suspicious Pakistan WhatsApp groupsThe BSF troops have particularly been warned to stay away from suspicious WhatsApp group saying that ISI is trying to steal the movement and location information of the security forces.advertisement Manjeet Sehgal ChandigarhJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 22:53 IST It has been observed that recently, a WhatsApp group KBC online is trying to add BSF personnel: Circular | REUTERS image for representationHIGHLIGHTSA circular issued directions to avoid these groups by unknown numbersThe BSF headquarters has asked its regional units to brief troops about security threatsThere are apprehensions that ISI is trying to steal BSF’s movement and security informationPakistan-based unscrupulous elements are trying to sneak into Indian security zone via social media.The Border Security Force (BSF), in a communique sent to to various centres, has expressed the apprehension that a Pakistan-based WhatsApp group titled as ‘KBC Online’, which has been created by using Pakistan-based mobile phone number + 92308 576 3677, was trying to add numbers of BSF personnel to steal information about troop movement.”It has been observed that recently, a WhatsApp group KBC online is trying to add BSF personnel. Then they send attractive links on these groups and when somebody clicks a link, they (Pakistan) get access to the device,” the circular said.The circular has also issued directions to avoid these groups by unknown numbers by going to Settings – Account – Privacy Groups – My Contacts – Done.The BSF headquarters has asked its regional units to brief troops about security threat being posed by the suspicious WhatsApp groups.The BSF troops have particularly been warned to stay away from suspicious WhatsApp groups.There are apprehensions that ISI by using the WhatsApp groups and suspicious apps to steal the movement and location information of the security forces.The BSF circular also becomes important as KBC (Kaun Banega Crorepati) is about to return on the television.Also Read | 5 including BSF constable held for selling drugs in PunjabAlso Read | BSF man steals woman’s purse with Rs 15 lakh jewellery at Delhi airport, arrestedAlso Watch | Suspended BSF jawan Tej Bahadur to India Today: Suspected they would kill me but media saved my lifeFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup 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 byMohak Gupta Tags :Follow BSFFollow ISIFollow PakistanFollow WhatsApplast_img read more