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“It will be another good barometer for us,” he said. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments Share But it’s better to have to deal with prosperity than a disappointing season, and right now the Cardinals appear to be peaking, though Arians doesn’t believe that to be the case.“I think we’re getting better each week,” Arians said. “I think our best football is still out there; we left way too many points on the field this weekend. “December football is what it’s all about. You want games to matter in December, and that’s what people remember.”As the calendar turns, though, the Cardinals are in good position to be remembered. Up next is a road game at Philadelphia, another team that is in the playoff race but needs to finish strong. It’s a big game for both teams, and offers another chance for the Cardinals to prove that they are a legitimate playoff contender.During their winning streak, they’ve beaten good teams and won on the road, but have yet to beat a good team on the road. Arians, who is confident in his team’s postseason chances because of “the way it feels right now,” knows a win over the Eagles would go a long way toward improving the team’s reputation as well as its postseason chances. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo TEMPE, Ariz. — Bruce Arians was understandably pleased with how his team played in Sunday’s 40-11 rout of the Indianapolis Colts.“Basically, after watching the film, it was a doggone good outing by everybody, especially defensively,” the coach said Monday. Arians added that the offense should have scored more than it did and noted that the blocked field goal in the first quarter wasn’t good, but overall he had little to complain about. The offense piled up 410 yards behind quarterback Carson Palmer’s fourth-straight good game, and the defense limited the Colts to just 4.3 yards per play. It was a team effort; with the blocked field goal being the only real blemish on what otherwise was a good-looking win. Following arguably his team’s most complete game of the season, Arians said this year’s Cardinals remind him a bit of the Colts team he coached last season as well as some of the Steelers teams he was part of, as far as the camaraderie and willingness to sacrifice for the betterment of the team. And that team, with a 7-4 record and four straight wins, has to be feeling pretty good about itself. One of the challenges they’ll face down the stretch, besides opposing teams, is their own success, because with success comes recognition, and with recognition can come a sense of complacency. Dealing with prosperity is something the Cardinals have not had much experience with, and Arians knows it is a challenge his team faces. “The noise level will get higher, pats on the back and all that stuff,” he said. “You start reading the press clippings and feeling the pats on your back and you open yourself up for disaster.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
Could this be the Single Fastest Legal Way of Making Money in America? Over the last 340 days, a secluded, California millionaire has been trading with a newly discovered system. Here are the complete results: For four years, I watched the companies of the S&P 500 as they traded around their earnings reports. I noted the volume, the consistency of the moves, the average percentage gain or loss, the option volume in the days before the announcement, the price of the options, the variation to historical premiums, and a whole host of other variables. Throughout that time, I logged all of that information onto 17 different spreadsheets. Each spreadsheet contains the data for each of the variables. That data helps to determine how important each variable is in predicting the stock’s movement after an earnings announcement. I then put all of those variables and percentages together and came up with an algorithm for an earnings trading system. I started trading the system with my own money in April 2016. By April 2017, the system generated 35 total trades. 32 of those trades were profitable. A $1,000 investment in each of those trades created profits of $17,547. So, a few months ago, I started sharing these trades with my Delta Report subscribers. We’ve executed seven trades so far. Six of them have been profitable – including an 80% gain in one day on Toll Brothers (TOL), a 100% gain in one day on Guess (GES), and another 80% one-day gain on our most recent trade in Oracle (ORCL). It’s that most recent trade in ORCL that has me quite excited about the potential for this upcoming earnings season. You see, on average, the system only generates about two or three earnings trades each month. Sometimes more, sometimes less, but on average about two or three. Last October, though, the system produced eight trades for me. That’s an active month. And it was hugely profitable, too. Seven of the eight trades were winners. I made 150% on Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY), 186% on Intel (INTC), and a whopping 400% in one day on Sonic (SONC). The only loss last October was a 1.32% decline on some put options I bought on Lam Research (LRCX). If we get similar action this October, then I expect our earnings system trades will be quite profitable. And this season has already started off well… with a fast 80% gain on ORCL several days ago. That’s a good omen. Best regards and good trading, Recommended Link Jeff Clark Editor, Delta Report P.S. My trading experience goes back three decades. And the strategies I’ve used in that time were so successful, I was able to retire at age 42. These days, I spend most of my time at my California home. My neighbors think I’m growing marijuana… or flipping penny stocks. But what I’ve been working on is far more lucrative: this earnings algorithm. It’s brought my subscribers huge returns in short periods of time, like 100% in less than 24 hours. Click here to learn more. 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Don’t miss out again. Discover the 3 companies that will dominate the marijuana market. Justin’s note: Today I’m handing over the reins to our good friend, master options trader Jeff Clark.In his essay below, Jeff shares details on one of his most successful trading strategies. With earnings season right around the corner, you don’t want to miss out on this… By Jeff Clark, editor, Delta Report Trading a stock around its earnings report is like gambling. It’s exciting. It’s fast action. And if you get the direction right, you can make a lot of money. But if you get it wrong, then you can kiss your hard-earned bucks goodbye. For the first 20 years of my career trading options, I loved to trade around earnings announcements. It was fast. It was exciting. But when I finally took an honest look at the results of my earnings trades, I found it wasn’t very profitable. Oh, sure, I had some big winners – trades that made me 300% or more on my money in just a few days. But I had plenty of trades where I lost 100% overnight, too. 10% in 24 hours (gain) 188% in 24 hours (gain) 3.5% in 6 days (gain) 3.1% in 24 hours (loss) 99.1% in 24 hours (gain) 10.53% in 6 days (gain) 6.27% in 4 days (gain) 4.44% in 6 days (gain)400% in 24 hours (gain) 150% in 24 hours (gain) 6.83% in 6 days (loss) 4.49% in 24 hours (gain) 6.25% in 24 hours (gain) 3.91% in 24 hours (gain) 13.19% in 24 hours (gain) 15.29% in 24 hours (gain)15.71% in 24 hours (gain) 9.18% in 24 hours (gain) 18% in 24 hours (loss) 9.24% in 24 hours (gain) 14% in 24 hours (gain) 185% in 24 hours (gain) Click here to discover more… After adding all of these trades together – more than 200 trades over 20 years – it turned out I was barely breaking even. It certainly wasn’t worth the time and effort it took to research all the ideas and put all the trading strategies together. So, I swore off earnings trades. As much as I enjoyed the action, I couldn’t justify putting in the effort for results that barely broke even. But in the back of my head, I always thought, “There must be some way to make this work.” For almost 10 years, I mostly watched the earnings action from the sidelines. Companies would report their numbers. The stocks would make a big move, either higher or lower. And I’d wonder if I would have gotten the direction right if I traded it. It was painful to stay on the sidelines, thinking about how much money I could have made if I had been on the right side of those moves. But in the few times during that period that I did dip my toe back into the earnings trading pool, the results were mixed, just like before. About five years ago, though, I decided to make a concentrated effort to determine if there was a way to get the direction right. Was the market sending clues that I wasn’t seeing? Could I put together a formula, an algorithm that would tell me – ahead of time – the most probable direction for a stock after its earnings announcement?
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When Joshua Mezrich was a medical student on the first day of surgical rotation, he was called into the operating room to witness a kidney transplant.What he saw that day changed him.After the donor kidney came out of ice and the clamps on it were released, he says, “it turned pink and literally, in front of my eyes, this urine just started squirting out onto the field.”Mezrich was blown away: “I just had this sense like, ‘This is so amazing, what we’re doing, and what an incredible gift. And could I ever do this? Could I ever be part of this exchange, this beautiful thing?’ “He went on to become a transplant surgeon and has since performed hundreds of kidney, liver and pancreas transplants. He also has assisted in operations involving other organs.Each organ responds to transplant in a different way.”The liver will start pouring bile. The lungs start essentially breathing,” Mezrich says. “Maybe the most dramatic organ, of course, is the heart, because you put it in and you kind of hit it like you hit a computer, maybe you give a little shock and it just starts beating, and that’s pretty darn dramatic.”Mezrich is an associate professor in the division of multiorgan transplantation at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison. He reflects on his experiences as a transplant surgeon and shares stories from the operating room in his book, When Death Becomes Life.Interview HighlightsOn the different types of organ donors There are a few different scenarios [where] we take organs from deceased donors, the most common being those that are brain-dead. Those patients have no blood flow to their brain, so they’re considered legally dead, but their heart is still beating, their organs are getting blood flow, and they’re often in a fairly stable situation, so we can take our time.There’s a second type of donor, which we call “DCD,” or donation after circulatory death. These patients are actually still officially alive, but they’ve reached the point where the decision has been made to withdraw support. And in those patients, we wait to withdraw support until everything has been discussed, and often the family is in the room when that support is withdrawn by their primary doctor, not by us. …You know, it’s an interesting thing, because you really think about what really is death? How is it defined? Do patients feel the same way as we do? These are kind of some of the really interesting challenging parts of being in this field.On how transplant takes a long time and requires stamina from doctorsI train a lot of people in transplantation, we call them fellows. … These are people who’ve finished their general surgery residency and now they’re getting additional training [in] transplant, and they’re excellent. … Being a surgeon, particularly liver transplant, is all about kind of intestinal fortitude or inner strength. You’ve just gotta keep your wits and stay strong through all the different things that maybe can go wrong and fight through it. That’s certainly what a liver transplant is like.On having to make the judgment call about giving livers to patients with alcoholic liver disease Transplant is one of those things that it’s an amazing science and the surgery is very heroic, but if there isn’t the social support and the ability to take care of the organ, it’ll surely fail. You have to take all these medications to prevent rejection. You have to follow up a lot. Sometimes you have to battle through different complications, and so it really requires a village, if you will, to support any type of transplant.This is a really important topic when we think about liver transplantation. So in the early days of liver transplant — ’60s, ’70s — initially people decided not to transplant patients with alcoholic liver disease because of the thought that they did this to themselves and maybe they didn’t deserve it. I think now most people would agree that alcoholism is a disease, and it’s a disease that is hard to treat and it can come back.So rather than maybe think about it as, “These people are being stupid,” or they’re like your silly friends who drink too much, they truly have this addiction and it’s a disease like other diseases, like hepatitis C, like the other things we transplant with more complex names. And it’s been shown that we can get good outcomes in patients with alcoholic liver disease, as long as they have insight into their disease, and kind of have a support system to try and deal with the transplant afterwards.But it is controversial, because patients with alcoholic liver disease often have a lot of failed relationships, have a lot of challenges in their life, don’t have great family support. It’s challenging to talk about some of these patients and wonder if we are going to get the best outcome, if this transplant is actually going to fix their problem or not. I think our health care system likes these heroic treatments like a liver transplant, but we don’t put enough into prevention, into really understanding and managing the disease, and that can be sometimes a challenge. We’ve had many incredible victories with transplanting livers into [patients with] alcoholic liver disease but we’ve also had some dramatic failures.On what it’s like talking to the families of donors This is really one of, in my opinion, the most special parts of being in my field of being a transplant surgeon. I was really nervous the first time I met a donor family because I thought they were gonna look at me and think I’m this vulture who is taking the organs out of their loved one, and I could only imagine the images they might have had.But I’ll never forget that interaction and most that I’ve had with the donors: They hung on every word. … They wanted to know about the recipients. It truly was this beautiful legacy of their loved one, often who has died unexpectedly, sometimes a young person, and it gives them this positive thing to hold onto in this otherwise terrible time.It is so incredibly special, and I truly believe the donors, even the deceased donors, are our patients just as much as the recipients. It’s so important that we connect with the family, that we let them understand the process, that we are able to do a great job to make this incredible gift work. It’s quite emotional. It really is an incredible bond when we interact with these families.On saying a few words about the donor before the operation begins I want to reiterate as many times as possible how important the donors are, how much they’re heroes to us, and we always want to remember their stories and this gift that they’re giving. It’s very emotional when we go on these procurements, and in our group when we go on a procurement, when we’re in the operating room, we always take a pause and our people from our organ procurement team will, after a moment of silence, will read something. Often it’s a poem or something that one of the loved ones asked us to say about the person, maybe a little bit about who they were, what was important to them. Sometimes it has a religious base, sometimes it doesn’t.And we all kind of sit and think about it, and it is very special. It’s emotional. And then the second that’s over, we move on and really go after the task at hand. So it’s interesting. You have this emotional experience, and then you have to very quickly kind of push it out of the way and and move on to the operation, but it’s always very special.Sam Briger and Mooj Zadie produced and edited the audio of this interview. Bridget Bentz, Molly Seavy-Nesper and Scott Hensley adapted it for the Web. 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This story originally appeared on PCMag Image credit: Google via PC Mag The program ended in early 2016 to focus on Internet delivery via balloons instead. Google –shares Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. January 12, 2017 News reporter Enroll Now for $5 Google Is No Longer Working on High-Altitude Drones 2 min read Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Add to Queue Google has suspended research on its solar-powered drone, the company confirmed on Wednesday, less than three years after inheriting the project through its acquisition of Titan Aerospace.First reported by 9to5Google on Wednesday, the drone cancellation took place early in 2016, according to a representative from the X subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Alphabet. The representative told PCMag that X plans to refocus its efforts on development of a high-altitude balloon called Loon that can deliver internet access to remote areas, as well as the Project Wing drone delivery service. “The team from Titan was brought into X in late 2015,” X Communications Manager Jacquelyn Miller wrote in an email to PCMag. “We ended our exploration of high altitude UAVs for internet access shortly after.”Miller explained that the decision to stop drone research was one of several reorganizations that occurred after Alphabet was established, but that X’s overall mission to expiriment with alternative ways of delivering Internet access hadn’t changed.”By comparison, at this stage the economics and technical feasibility of Project Loon present a much more promising way to connect rural and remote parts of the world,” she wrote. “Many people from the Titan team are now using their expertise as part of other high flying projects at X, including Loon and Project Wing.”The challenges of delivering Internet access via solar-powered drones have not deterred Facebook, which performed a test flight of its own Aquila drone last year. That flight ended in disaster, however, when the prototype crashed due to a structural failure.Facebook was also rumored to be interested in Titan Aerospace before Google acquired it in 2014. The company instead picked up UK-based Ascenta, which had also been working on solar-powered drones. Tom Brant Next Article
Hyperloop April 7, 2017 Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Next Article News reporter Register Now » Add to Queue Ready to Ride? Hyperloop One Completes Testing Tube. Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Image credit: Hyperloop One via PC Mag This story originally appeared on PCMag Since its first demonstration last year of the hyperloop technology that could one day propel travelers in underground pods at jet-like speeds, the startup Hyperloop One has upgraded its test track in the Nevada desert to make its case for what it hopes will be the future of intercity transportation worldwide.Hyperloop One put the finishing touches on its 1,640-foot testing tube in North Las Vegas this week. Inside the tube, pods filled with passengers and cargo will magnetically levitate and accelerate via electric propulsion to speeds approaching those of a commercial airliner. Such high speeds are attainable because of the tube’s low atmospheric pressure, which contributes to reduced aerodynamic drag. The company plans to have a team of 500 engineers, fabricators, scientists and other employees working on its technology by the end of the year. That’s a big increase from last year, when the company had fewer than 100 engineers, many of them ex-NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory employees based at the company’s headquarters in California.Last May, those engineers demonstrated their propulsion technology in front of hundreds of journalists. A small white sled accelerated to more than 100 miles an hour over a straight track of a few hundred meters, and the entire test lasted less than five seconds. One of the ex-JPL engineers, Cassandra Mercury, said at the time that the company was looking forward to testing the completed design.”We’re going to have it levitating, in a tube, with a pod, at vacuum,” she told PCMag. “That’s why they’re calling it the Kitty Hawk moment.” With the tube now completed, those tests can begin, although the company did not offer a timeframe.In addition to overcoming technological hurdles, the company has also faced legal ones: co-founder and CTO Brogan BamBrogan, along with other former employees, sued the company last summer for wrongful termination, alleging, among other things, that they were forced out for speaking to investors about cultural issues within the futuristic firm.Hyperloop One CEO Rob Lloyd said in a statement on Wednesday that the technology will “transform transportation as we know it.” He is currently promoting the hyperloop as a feasible alternative to driving or flying between cities in the same region, such as Los Angeles to San Diego, Miami to Orlando and Seattle to Portland. –shares Tom Brant 2 min read The hyperloop could take travelers and cargo between nearby cities in underground pods traveling at jet-like speeds.
Data Breach Hilton Uncovers Malware in Payments Systems Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. November 25, 2015 Reuters Hotel chain operator Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc said on Tuesday it identified unauthorized malware in some payment systems that targeted payment card information.A third-party investigation found that the malware targeted specific payment card information, that included cardholder names, payment card numbers, security codes and expiration dates, Hilton said.The information targeted, however, did not include addresses or personal identification numbers (PINs), the company added.Hilton said customers who used their cards during a 17-week period – from Nov. 18 to Dec. 5, 2014 or April 21 to July 27, 2015 – were advised to check their bank statements.The owner of the Conrad and Double Tree hotel chains did not provide details on the number of cards affected.The news comes less than a week after rival Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc said that 54 of its hotels in North America had been infected with a malware designed to collect payment card data.Shares of the company were unchanged in extended trading on Tuesday. They closed at $23.45 on the New York Stock Exchange.(Reporting by Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru; Editing by Siddharth Cavale) –shares Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Next Article Add to Queue 1 min read This story originally appeared on Reuters Register Now »
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. Citation: Russia blocks some Google, Amazon servers after Telegram ban (2018, April 17) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-russia-blocks-google-amazon-servers.html © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. The Russian Communications Agency on Monday began enforcing a court ban on the messaging app Telegram over its refusal to hand over encryption keys. Telegram, which was developed by Russian entrepreneur Pavel Durov, has refused to share data, citing privacy concerns. It has promised to keep the app running despite the ban.The Russian communications watchdog told the Interfax news agency Tuesday it was blocking a “significant number” of servers owned by Google and Amazon because it believes that Telegram is using them to circumvent the ban.Dozens of Russian online stores have reported problems with their services. Explore further Russian begins blocking messaging app Telegram Credit: Victorgrigas/Wikideia/ CC BY-SA 3.0 Russia’s communications watchdog says it is blocking access to some servers owned by tech giants Google and Amazon in order to comply with a court order to block a popular messaging app.
Citation: Research sheds light on UK’s new unsustainable viewing habits (2019, May 13) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-05-uk-unsustainable-viewing-habits.html Explore further Credit: CC0 Public Domain Provided by Lancaster University The study also uncovered evidence of wasteful practices. Some participants use video streaming platforms, such as YouTube, as background music players—and do not actually watch the videos, despite the large amounts of data involved. Others didn’t always enjoy the content they watched, or found streaming services distracting from their everyday chores and activities.They also found that participants would rather watch programmes through online catch-up services rather than pre-record them or dig out the DVD from their collections, because it is “just as easy” to do.The researchers have made several suggestions to help reduce the energy demand and environmental impact brought about by the revolution in viewing.These include academics and software designers working closely with network engineers to design functions, or prompts, that nudge viewers to consider less demanding forms of watching. These collaborations could also help pre-empt network load from new, data-intensive service designs- such as when Facebook introduced auto-playing of video, which significantly increased data demand on Internet networks.The researchers also call on policy makers to give greater consideration to the energy and environmental costs associated with the Internet when pushing for faster infrastructure.”Internet policies driving superfast access may only be fuelling more demand, as infrastructural capacity growth leads to increased demand”, said Dr. Oliver Bates, Senior Researcher at Lancaster University and study co-author. “It is clear that policy-makers have not made the connection between all-you-can-eat marketing, by Internet service providers, and data demand and there is little discussion on the energy impact of the Internet within public policy.”We urgently need to confront ‘all you can eat’ and ‘binge’ watching more broadly as the shift to Internet-based services has an increasing impact on people, society and the planet. Ultimately if bingeing is bad for our health why are service providers allowed to promote data gorging?”The academics also suggest imposing limits on Internet traffic to cut data demand. Though they acknowledge that traffic limits run against ideas of ‘net neutrality’ in which all Internet traffic is treated equally.”We fully support the social justice and civic participation aims of net neutrality, but we should also consider traffic limits for reasons of greater good—environmental sustainability”, said Dr. Mike Hazas, Reader at Lancaster University.”As a result, if video entertainment traffic should cost more to reflect its environmental cost, or be otherwise limited in some way, this policy would have to be applied to all video content providers: Netflix, YouTube and the rest.””It is time that we, as a society, work together to redefine our watching futures and begin dealing head-on with the unsustainable trajectory of this data demand,” said Kelly Widdicks. Internet TV and mobile video watching threaten to make energy demands soar A new study looks behind closed doors to reveal how UK viewing habits are shifting away from traditional broadcasting with more data-intensive streaming options now the default for many. A viewing revolution is taking place. The advent of Internet TV, video sharing platforms like YouTube, and other on-demand services in recent years has massively increased flexibility and choice for viewers.But the nature and extent of how household viewing habits have changed has, until now, relied largely on anecdotal evidence.A team of computing researchers at Lancaster University has taken the closest look yet. They have thoroughly analysed the use of 66 computing devices, including smart TVs, dongles, tablet computers, laptops and mobile phones, for a month across 20 participants in nine UK households.The study, which was supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), provides valuable new evidence for the researchers, who are interested in our changing viewing habits and how this links to the huge increases in Internet data traffic. Internet traffic has risen by about 20 per cent a year recently, and streaming is about half of all traffic. These rises are of particular concern as data increases are often accompanied by hidden energy use, impacting on the environment.”This study provides a highly nuanced understanding of contemporary watching practices that are indicative of wider trends in everyday life, and how this links to data demand,” said Kelly Widdicks, Ph.D. Candidate of Lancaster University and the report’s lead author.”Our findings, coinciding with statistics from the UK and US, show there has been a significant behavioural shift towards streaming as a default with traditional broadcast TV, or DVDs, becoming obsolete for some.”All households in the study watched some form of video content every day—contributing to nearly three quarters of total household data demand.Smartphones were the most commonly owned devices and a PlayStation games console was the most data-hungry device in the study, followed by TV dongles.YouTube was found to be the most data demanding watching service—accounting for almost half of demand for watching across all households—and is, unsurprisingly, more popular with younger ‘Generation Z’ participants. Other demanding viewing services included Now TV, Netflix, Sky TV and TV Player. These were followed by social-media related video content on platforms such as Facebook and Twitch. Researchers found that when provided with options to watch programmes in different resolutions, often higher, more data-hungry, resolutions, such as HD, were selected. Families were often watching different programmes simultaneously on different devices, so-called ‘multi-watching’, which amplifies data consumption. 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.