HBO is the channel consumers in the US and Canada are willing to pay the most for, and 80% of consumers only want to pay for the channels they actually watch, according to TV technology outfit TiVo’s Q2 2017 Video Trends Report.According to the report, HBO tops the ranking of prices that consumers are willing to pay most for, with the average consumer willing to pay US$2.58 (€2.19) for the channel. The Tennis Channel comes second at US$2.45, with Fusion taking the number three slot at an average willingness to pay US$2.38. Spanish-language channel Telemundo takes the number four slot, followed by Showtime. The remainder of the top 10 are NFL Network, Esquire Network, MLB Network, Sprout and BET.Among premium subscribers, some 27.5% of respondents paid for HBO, up 3.8% over two years, while 17.3% paid for Showtime and 16.6% paid for The Movie Channel. Some 13.5% paid for sports packages. Starz was paid for by 13.4% of subscribers, while Cinemax attracted 12.1%. Some 57.9% did not pay for premium channels, down slightly over two years.The report found that US consumers were willing to pay on average US$29.97 for the top 20 channels, up 6% on the previous quarter, while Canadian consumers were willing to pay US$26.34, up 3%.Overall, the report found that 83.9% of survey respondents had a cable or satellite pay TV service in Q2. Of those that did not, some 22.8% had cut their service in the last 12 months, a 4.8 percentage point rise year-on-year. Some 45.7% of respondents without a satellite service watched over-the-air TV, up 12.4% over two years.Price was the main reason cited for cutting pay TV, cited by 85.3% of those who cut the cord. Some 45.7% said that they cut because they used an internet streaming service, while 21.8% said they used an antenna to get basic channels. Some 15.8% said that they cut because they liked to binge-watch seasons of series.Of those with pay TV, some 47.5% paid between US$51-US$100 a month, while 36.2% paid over US$101. Some 52.9% said they were satisfied with the value of their pay TV service, and 31.2% said they were very satisfied. The very satisfied number was up 10.3% year-on-year, while those unsatisfied dropped by 6.9%.However, a large proportion of users – 49.5% – are either considering or planning to cut or switch pay TV services in the next six months. Some 6.3% are planning to cut their pay TV service, while 8.1% plan to change to another provider and 4.5% plan to switch to an online service. The remainder – 30.6% – are considering cutting their service.Pay video-on-demand purchases continue to grow meanwhile, up 7.5% year-on-year, with growth among those paying for two to four titles a month particularly marked.The report also found that 89.3% of respondents watch live TV on a daily basis, with 67.5% watching previously recorded shows daily and 63.4% watching streaming shows daily.TiVo’s report is based on a survey of 3,050 consumers in the US and Canada.
A new survey by IAB Spain suggests that the number of Netflix customers in Spain could be much higher than previously supposed.Netflix doesn’t break down its subscriber figures country by country, so up until now the best guess for its user base in Spain has been competition regulator CNMC’s 1.5 million figure. However the IAB survey suggests that around 25% of Spaniards aged 16-65 have access to the US-backed service – which equates to around 6 million.Around 2 million of these don’t pay (this could imply some form of legal access or piracy), but even so the remaining 4 million figure (16% of 16-65s) is more than double the CNMC estimate.Whether you go with the higher or lower figure as the best guide of Netflix’s penetration, the IAB survey puts Netflix well ahead of all other forms of paid TV entertainment in Spain. It has Movistar Plus at 9%, HBO at 8% and Amazon Prime Video at 6%. IAB Spain also says that Netflix’s catalogue is best rated by its users, with HBO next.Netflix has invested in some Spanish original series to boost its service, such as Elite and Chicas del Cable (pictured). However the impact of Movistar Plus’ €70 million a year investment in high end original dramas series should soon start to have an impact on the system.
The BBC and Sky this week added their voices to the growing chorus of media organisations calling for action on BeoutQ, the high-profile piracy operation allegedly backed by Saudi Arabia as part of its campaign against neighbouring Qatar.The BBC and Sky called on the European Commission to take action against Saudi Arabia by petitioning the EU commissioner on trade, Anna Malmström.The two media heavyweights’ concern highlights just how significant a threat BeoutQ has become to media groups outside the region, undermining their ability to effectively license their content. BeoutQ’s pirate activity has spilled out of the Middle East and is having an impact in Europe itself.The BBC and Sky are adding their weight to a call for action that has already attracted the support of the English Premier League, one of the principal victims of BeoutQ’s piracy, the French football league, and Formula 1.BeIN Media has meanwhile launched an international investment arbitration action against the Kingdom, claiming damages to the tune of US$1 billion, not only because of the impact of BeoutQ’s piracy but because of the Saudi authorities’ wider campaign against its commercial interests.The relentless targeting of BeIN Media by such a provocatively branded service clearly suggests that BeoutQ’s assault is politically motivated, with the loss of earnings to western media outfits likely to be seen as acceptable collateral damage – particularly if they do deals with BeIN Media.The background to the battle between BeoutQ and BeIN Media encompasses more than the Saudi-led boycott of Qatar, however. Saudi Arabia has over the past year or so been highly active in developing its own media interests. The Kingdom, or members of the Saudi royal family, are believed to be the owners of the Dubai-based leading pan-Arab broadcaster MBC, which earlier this year unveiled plans to shift more of its focus towards Saudi Arabia in line with the “current transformational positive changes” taking place in the Kingdom under the leadership of the controversial Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, including growth in premium content production.MBC recently established an MBC Studios arm, based on existing assets, to provide content for Saudi as well as international audiences.Saudi Telecom (STC) meanwhile has launched, via IP video technology outfit Intigral, its own Middle East –focused OTT TV video platform, Jawwy TV. Made available in multiple countries across the region from the spring, it also signed up OTT TV provider Starz Play to make its content available via the Jawwy TV box and on multiple screens via the Jawwy app.All of this suggests that Saudi Arabia may have an ambition to create its own pay TV and OTT platform that can rival and surpass BeIN Media which, despite the boycott and attempts to restrict its activities not only in Saudi Arabia but elsewhere in the region, remains popular with many Saudis.BeoutQ meanwhile is an extreme manifestation of the challenges that have long bedeviled the development of pay TV in the region. The prevalence of piracy in all its forms, down to the illicit distribution of signals in housing complexes, something that is understood to be common in Saudi Arabia, contributes to the high licensing costs that legitimate players must bear, which in turn contribute to the high cost of legitimate services that fuels piracy.Despite the challenges facing premium video players in the region, the Middle East has seen the launch of multiple streaming services including Netflix and Iflix that complement and compete with existing pay TV providers. There is also a growing interest in local content, the development of which has taken a long time to come to gestation. BBC Studios recently established a partnership with BeIN to develop production as well as distribution of content in Qatar, while Netflix this year announced its first Arabic original, Jinn. just two examples of initiatives that are spouting up to foster local talent.All of these developments and issues, and the likely future direction of Middle East media, will be discussed in more detail in DTVE’s forthcoming MEA 2018 special issue.
Tomasz ZuranskiTomasz Żurański, CEO and president of Polish operator Vectra, discusses the company’s strategy and some of the big issues facing the cable industry today.What do you think are the key challenges facing the European cable industry in 2016? Linear pay TV as a declining product is one challenge – mainly due to changing customer habits and newcomers who make the competition tenser.How much of a risk is posed by over-the-top (OTT) content providers like Netflix and does it make sense for operators to partner with these kinds of services?OTT certainly might be a part of the problem for linear TV. Nonetheless, each market is, to some extent, unique and requires a different approach. In general I strongly believe that for both sides cooperation is a much more promising option.What is the strategy behind Vectra’s new SVOD service Filmklub? Will this help Vectra to reach new audiences? Filmklub is only part of our wider strategy for TV Everywhere and VOD, which is intended mostly to increase customer convenience and satisfaction – at least in the short term perspective.How important is content investment for operators in 2016?Big investments in content, especially in exclusive rights, are not an obvious choice. Especially for small and medium sized operators. However, it is an asset that no one can ignore.Do cable operators risk becoming ‘dumb pipes’ for other companies’ content?It depends. I believe operators are accommodating to changes. However some support from EU would be appreciated.What measures would you like to see brought in from a regulatory point of view to help the future development of the cable industry – both in Poland and in Europe more generally?Governments, [and the] EU should somehow protect companies – namely cable and telecommunication operators – that heavily invest in infrastructure and enable other players to offer their services via the internet.In today’s market how important is it for cable operators today to also offer mobile and quad play options?Mobile matters, especially in the context of transactions like the joint venture between UPC and Vodafone in the Netherlands. The market will evolve in that direction, it is just a matter of time.
CHRISTMAS EVE INCIDENT: MAN ARRESTED OVER DISORDERLY BEHAVIOUR AND CRIMINAL DAMAGEPSNISTRAND ROADWATERLOO PLACE ShareTweet He was taken to Strand Road police station for interview.After several hours of questioning, he was released on police bail pending further enquiries.CHRISTMAS EVE INCIDENT: MAN ARRESTED OVER DISORDERLY BEHAVIOUR AND CRIMINAL DAMAGE was last modified: December 29th, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: Waterloo Place in Derry where police investigating an incident of criminal damage and disorderly behaviourPOLICE continue to investigate an incident in Derry on Christmas Eve which has already led to one arrest.The PSNI say that as part of those inquiries a 31-year-old man was arrested for questioning.He was detained on suspicion of disorderly behaviour, common assault and criminal damage following an incident in the centre on Christmas Eve.The incident took place in the Waterloo Street area at around 10 pm.
FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY)- A truck has flipped over northbound on Route 19 at the Hilltop Exit in Oak Hill.Dispatch tells WOAY that the call came in at 9:30 a.m.No injuries occurred from the accident, but Oak Hill Fire Department, West Virginia State Police and General Ambulance all responded to the scene.WOAY has a crew on the scene and will continue to update you on this developing story. Previous PostThree Fayette County Men Sentenced To Prison For Kidnapping A Man And Threatening To Kill Him Daniella Hankey Home NewsWatch Featured Truck flips over on Rt.19 at Hilltop exit in Oak Hill Twitter Google+ Pinterest Facebook Linkedin Mail FeaturedLocal NewsNewsWatch Truck flips over on Rt.19 at Hilltop exit in Oak Hill By Daniella HankeyJul 27, 2018, 09:40 am 724 0 Next PostWyoming County Man Arrested For Sexually Abusing A Woman Tumblr
The AAP’s new guidelines are encouraging parents to keep kids rear-facing until they have reached the maximum height and weight limit listed on their car seat’s labels and instruction manual. Then parents can transition kids to the next phase of car seat or booster seat. Parents are now advised to keep their children’s car seats in the rear-facing position for as long as possible, or at least up to the age of 4, according to the AAP’s recently updated recommendations. Previously, the AAP recommended rear-facing car seats up until the age of 2. ConsumerNational NewsNewsWatch Kids should stay in rear-facing car seats as long as possible, new guidelines say By Daniella HankeySep 01, 2018, 08:21 am 345 0 Tumblr Twitter “Every month that a child rides rear-facing a little bit longer gives more time for the head, neck and spine to develop,” Kerry Chausmer, director of certification at Safe Kids, told “GMA.” “And that’s really why we want kids to ride rear-facing. It protects the head, neck and spine better in a crash.” Previous PostPregnant survivor of New Mexico bus crash gave birth to twins hours later (ABC NEWS)- Children should stay in rear-facing car seats as long as possible to protect their developing heads, necks and spines in the event of a crash, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Mail Google+ Daniella Hankey Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children over the age of 4, according to the AAP. Placing a child in a car seat correctly can help decrease the risk of death or serious injury by over 70 percent, according to nonprofit child safety organization Safe Kids Worldwide. Pinterest Facebook Home NewsWatch Consumer Kids should stay in rear-facing car seats as long as possible, new guidelines say Next PostOn this teen’s first day back, his school life changed thanks to one act Linkedin
Twitter Pinterest Shady Spring, WV (WOAY) – Shady Spring baseball hosted Wyoming East on Thursday, in a game where both defenses made plays early.Pitchers Jonathan Hawks and Michael Guilliams both had success throwing strikeouts and pitching to contact, as both teams left runners in scoring position over the first three innings.Shady Spring would go on to win 7-0, as Guilliams batted 3-4, bringing in one run and scoring twice.The Tigers host Greenbrier East Friday, while the Warriors visit Fayetteville Saturday. Facebook Linkedin Previous PostGirls Class AAA Basketball All-State Teams Tumblr Mail Google+ Home Sports News Sports High School Baseball – Wyoming East @ Shady Spring SportsSports News High School Baseball – Wyoming East @ Shady Spring By Matt DigbyMar 24, 2017, 00:32 am 961 0 Next PostHigh School Softball – Shady Spring @ Midland Trail Matt Digby Matt Digby is the Sports Director at WOAY-TV. He joined the station in January 2015 – right in the middle of Big Atlantic Classic Week. Read More
WARNING: Please Do NOT Watch This SHOCKING Video at Work…Is what this woman doing on camera even legal? How many more people did we catch in this same suspicious act? This video could change your life. Watch the OUTRAGEOUS video to discover this mysterious behavior… Huge Discount Ends TodayWe’ve arranged a huge discount and a free supplementary year for one of our favorite financial research services in the industry. It focuses on a unique way to trade ETFs (no options or futures or risky assets) and can help you conservatively pile up 100%+ gains, year after year. Learn more here… Recommended Links Gold just set its most important high in two years.This morning, the price of gold topped $1,300 for the first time since August 2014. Gold is now riding a six-day winning streak, and is just a few percentage points from setting a new two-year high.If you’ve been reading the Dispatch, you know gold stormed out of the gate this year. It jumped 16% during the first three months of the year, its best quarter in three decades.Then, gold cooled off. It went nearly two months without setting a new high.We told you it was healthy for gold to take a “breather” after such a hot start to the year. But we also said it would likely head higher soon. We encouraged readers to use the break in the action as a buying opportunity.Last Tuesday, gold started rallying again. It’s up 22% on the year.• The Federal Reserve gave gold a big push yesterday…Yesterday, the Fed said it will keep its key interest rate at 0.38%…well below its historic average of 5.0%.The Fed slashed rates in 2008 to encourage borrowing and spending. It’s kept them near zero for eight years in an effort to “stimulate” the economy.It hasn’t worked. The U.S. economy is growing at its slowest pace since World War II. And America’s real median household income is about $2,500 lower than it was in 2007.The Fed effectively makes money “cheap” when it keeps rates low. That’s bad for the U.S. dollar, which is a paper currency. Yesterday, the U.S. Dollar Index, which tracks the dollar’s performance vs. major currencies like the euro and Japanese yen, fell 0.4%. It’s now down 4.2% on the year.As regular Casey readers know, what’s bad for the dollar is good for gold. That’s because gold is real money. It’s protected wealth for centuries because it has rare set of qualities: It’s durable, easily divisible, and easy to transport. No matter where you go, folks immediately recognize gold’s inherent value.• Many investors thought the Fed would raise rates…Last month, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said a rate hike was likely “in the coming months” if the economy improved.A week later, the Labor Department said U.S. companies are hiring at the slowest pace since 2010. The miserable May jobs report was the latest sign the economy is moving in the wrong direction.Yesterday, Yellen hinted that “headwinds blowing on the economy” played into her decision to not hike rates.• Yellen is also worried Britain will leave the European Union (EU)…If you’ve been following the news, you’ve probably heard this is a possibility. The media is calling this scenario a “Brexit.”According to CNNMoney, this also played into the Fed’s decision:“Brexit…is something we discussed and I think it’s one of the factors that factored into today’s decision,” Yellen said. She said the U.K. decision could have consequences for the economic and financial conditions of the global financial markets and will play a role in future decisions.Great Britain will hold a vote on June 23 to decide if it will stay in the EU or leave.• The Fed still said investors could expect one or maybe two rate hikes this year…Yellen even added that a July rate hike was not “impossible.”Some investors think a rate hike would hurt gold. The thinking is that gold doesn’t pay a yield, so it becomes less attractive if rates rise. That’s because investors would rather own bonds and other assets that pay interest.Our colleague Steve Sjuggerud says the conventional wisdom is dead wrong. As you may know, Steve is one of the smartest analysts in our industry. He’s got a PhD in finance…experience running a mutual fund and a hedge fund…and one of the best trading track records in the business.In his short note below, Steve says the Fed’s decision shouldn’t affect gold’s rally. Gold is going to do what it wants.Here’s Steve:The next Federal Reserve rate hike is on hold… for now.Yesterday, the Fed announced that they won’t raise rates this week. But they did tell us that at least one (and maybe two) rate hikes are possible through the end of the 2016.If you own gold, this probably has you worried…But should you be worried?In short, no…The last time the Federal Reserve raised rates was from 2004 to 2006. Rates went from 1% all the way to 5.25%.If gold was truly affected by the Fed raising interest rates, then you would think that the dramatic move we saw from 2004 to 2006 would have a devastating effect on the gold price… right?You’d be wrong. Gold was unaffected. Its price just kept going up while the Fed was raising interest rates. Take a look:Specifically, exactly one year after the Fed’s first interest rate hike in 2004, gold prices were up more than 10%.The story was the same the previous time the Fed started hiking rates… in 1999. One year after the Fed started hiking interest rates, the price of gold was up more than 10%.Just because gold went up 10%-plus in a year the last two times the Fed raised interest rates doesn’t mean that it has to happen again…We can’t say that gold will go up 10% or more. But we can say you shouldn’t worry so much about the Fed right now.The last time the Fed started raising interest rates, gold was in a bull market. And higher rates didn’t hurt gold.Today, I believe we’re in a new bull market in gold – one that would also be unaffected by interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve, just like we saw from 2004 to 2006.Look, the media might try to spook you about gold and the Fed in the coming weeks…Pay no attention to it… You know the truth. 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Click here for more information.• REMINDER: Casey Research founder Doug Casey will be in Poland this weekend…Doug and International Man editor Nick Giambruno will be in Warsaw this weekend for the Polish launch of Doug’s classic book, Crisis Investing.They will also be presenting at the “Alternative for Difficult Times” seminar on June 18 and 19. They’ll be discussing the impending global financial hurricane, the state of freedom around the world, and how you can protect yourself and even profit from these trends.You can learn more about this event by clicking here.Chart of the DayGold miners soared to new highs today too…Today’s chart shows the performance of The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX), a fund that tracks large gold stocks.As you likely know, gold stocks are leveraged to the price of gold. A small jump in the price of gold can cause gold stocks to soar. Yesterday, a modest 0.5% jump by gold caused GDX to surge 3.9%. Today, GDX is up another 2.6%, and is now up 97% on the year. It’s trading at its highest level since August 2014.That’s a huge move for such a short period of time. Remember, we’re not even halfway through the year. Still, gold stocks could just be getting started. During the 2000–2003 bull market, the average gold stock rose 602%. The best ones surged 1,000% or more.Keep in mind, gold stocks are incredibly volatile. It’s not uncommon for a gold stock to swing 10% or more in a day. If you can’t stomach that kind of volatility, stick with physical gold. Its value could easily double or triple in the coming years.Regards,Justin SpittlerDelray Beach, FloridaJune 16, 2016We want to hear from you.If you have a question or comment, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We read every email that comes in, and we’ll publish comments, questions, and answers that we think other readers will find useful. – —
Embarrassing D.C. ‘Leak’ Has Heads RollingOn January 31st, the contents of a controversial memo caused a shake-up at the White House. I’ll show you how to use this highly sensitive data to skim $1,000s in legal profits. Don’t miss the exciting video bulletin… Click here for the full story Justin: Got it. And what about altcoins? Do you think this downturn will wipe out some of the weaker projects? Will we also see a flight to quality ones? Marco: I look at it like a cleansing. And that’s exactly what the space needs.You see, strong bull markets, like the one we had last year, tend to attract people who run scams and weak projects with little chance of success. But you see much less of that when prices are falling and a lot of crappy projects have already died. There’s definitely going to be more focus on quality.Anybody who’s looking to raise money right now needs to have a really high-quality project to get funding. And that’s a good thing.Out of all the projects that have raised money already, it’s now also easier to see which are the high-quality ones. Because now you can see who is pushing forward and focusing on building out their technology, as opposed to crappy projects where you see no development… where nothing is happening.What’s happening is that as projects get more built out and more interconnected, it’s setting us up for even stronger network effects and for an even stronger bull market once the market finally turns around.Nothing has changed at all in terms of the overall Blockchain Ecosystem. All that has changed are the prices, and that’s always a temporary thing. Now, prices are going down. And then, sooner or later, we’ll have a turnaround. And it will be a very powerful turnaround because of all the technology that has been built over the last nine months or so.Justin: Makes sense. This clearly sounds like a buying opportunity for people who’ve been wanting to speculate on cryptos or add to their holdings.Marco: Yes. Of course, it’s impossible to time the exact bottom. But I will say that I thought the last three months already were a great buying opportunity. And if the market goes even lower, it will be an even better time to buy.There may be more downside ahead in December, so we might see even better opportunities. But like I said, it’s impossible to time the exact bottom.For me personally, I have a really big crypto allocation in my portfolio. But as the market keeps going down, I’ll buy even more. And then, when the market eventually goes up again, I lighten up a little bit and rebalance my portfolio.So, I’d say to anybody who is considering getting into cryptos or who is on the fence that now is an excellent time to get into the market. And for those people that are in the market already, it depends on their crypto allocation. If they are looking to add to their crypto allocation, now is a good time to do so.As for the people who can’t stomach the volatility, I’d say that maybe your allocation to crypto is too high and you’ve got to sell down a little bit. I mean, I’m not advocating anybody take losses, but if you don’t sleep well at night, then you definitely have too much in crypto.It’s always a good idea to have the kind of allocation where you can look at your investments without emotion, without panicking. And if prices drop even more, then you keep a cool head… and if anything, buy more.So that’s the key. Every investor has to know their own psychology and has to know for themselves the kind of exposure that they can handle psychologically and emotionally, and act based on that.Justin: I think that’s great advice, Marco. Looking down the road, do you see any catalysts on the horizon that could get the market out of this rut and fuel the next bull market?Marco: Of course, I keep an eye on potential catalysts. You can never know what might cause the next bull market. It might be something that nobody had on their radar screen. But there are two narratives that I think are important. One is, of course, the institutional money. Wall Street is getting ready to move into the crypto market. We’re seeing a lot of infrastructure being built in that area, so that is not a question of “if,” it’s a question of “when.” And I think, certainly within the next six months, we’ll see something happen in that area.The other thing that I watch even more closely is the building out of the Blockchain Ecosystem itself. And there are several big catalysts coming in the first quarter of next year. Several new, next-generation, high-speed blockchains will be launching their mainnets [the fully working version of a new blockchain].So, a lot of the crypto projects that have been under development, in some cases for years, are having big launches of their technology where it finally becomes available and gets connected to the Blockchain Ecosystem. This could act as a huge catalyst because it will enable even greater network effects, and makes the value proposition of the entire Blockchain Ecosystem even more enticing.I see nothing but good things ahead for the future of the Blockchain Ecosystem.Justin: Thanks for taking the time to speak with me today, Marco.Marco: You’re welcome.Justin’s note: Marco’s Disruptive Profits service is unlike any other cryptocurrency advisory I’ve ever seen.Not only does Marco scour the crypto markets to find the highest-quality projects for his readers… he’s discovered a way to generate consistent income payouts from them.The next “crypto dividend” could come as soon as December 2… Will you be ready to collect? Learn more here.Reader MailbagIn today’s mailbag, readers respond to last week’s Conversation With Casey… Thank you for printing this interview. The questions were spot on and the answers were insightful, but scary. We have a very difficult problem to deal with and it will ultimately be dealt with by the people that are involved with these migrants – or should I say future Democrats!I agree with Doug 1000%… we are in a bad, bad position and Washington must come up with the correct solution. – Ernie L. — Thank you for your timely and thought-provoking answers to Justin on November 16. I believe you are so “spot on” in your summaries. I personally am concerned about this mode of entry becoming the way for mega-thousands to enter and live literally in/on our streets. Doug, what can I do as a concerned citizen for my fellow citizens who are in the path of these thousands – OUR citizens who have lived and worked hard and are now worried for their families and property?I do know President Trump is preparing with some huge containment areas, but now we are talking about taking care of these people. And yes, why does it seem no one is going down there and asking questions? “Poor” is not going to be the reason for approved asylum. Thank you for your time. – Marge J.As always, if you have any questions or suggestions for the Dispatch, send them to us right here.Special Invitation From Doug CaseyRecently, Doug held an important meeting with two of the smartest financial gurus in the world.It’s not often that Doug allows the public to hear what goes on in these meetings. The topics are usually too sensitive for a large audience.But for the first time ever, Doug’s decided his readership needs to know what was discussed. Click here to sign up for the exclusive, one-time-only broadcast. Justin: What do you think triggered the recent sell-off?Marco: A lot of people are wondering about this, because investors always try to come up with a narrative to fit what’s happening in the market. But I think that’s a mistake, because what this really boils down to is that there were more sellers than buyers. That’s all we really know. Everything else is speculation.The hard fork in Bitcoin Cash – where Bitcoin Cash split into two competing versions – had a lot of drama surrounding it. But this is just a convenient narrative. It doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with the drop in bitcoin.And there’s another thing about the Bitcoin Cash hard fork… something that gets a lot of attention from crypto investors: chaos theory. Better known as the butterfly effect, chaos theory – in this context – basically means that all the financial markets are connected. We’re in a globally connected financial system. And what ultimately caused that sell-off in bitcoin could have been anything, even something seemingly unrelated.I should also mention that there was very little volume in the market before the sell-off. And any little thing can move the market when volume has dried up. Of course, we’ve seen huge volume since the sell-off compared to the weeks before – easily five to eight times more volume on all the exchanges.In the end, we just know that there were more sellers than buyers. That’s why it went down.Still, it’s important to keep in mind that this is not a time to panic sell, but rather to be buying. This is a good thing for people who understand the big picture and are in this for the long term. It gives us more time to buy more of the best projects and to build our portfolios.Justin: Any idea how much further bitcoin could fall before bottoming? Do you see strong support anywhere?Marco: I’m no expert in technical analysis, but there’s some support around $4,600. So, it’s possible that we go toward that area or even lower. But I don’t think we’ll fall to much lower levels in the long term. I do think that if there is another move to the downside, it will be strong and relatively short-lived. After some consolidation, we’ll eventually be ready to move much higher again.So this might be a final shakeout to get the last weak hands out of the market before the path is clear for a new bull market. I was skeptical of this migrant movement into the U.S. However, after reading this article, which explains (at least in the author’s view) why and how this a much larger issue than these people trying to better their lives. The socioeconomic problems that could ensue are tremendous. It was a very educational article. Thank you. – Anonymous Click here to watch Justin’s note: Bitcoin has broken down.It fell below $6,000 last week, after trading in an extremely tight range for months. And it’s been in free fall ever since.It’s now down 25% over the last 6 days, and trading at its lowest price since October 2017.Naturally, this has a lot of cryptocurrency investors worried… including many Casey Research readers. So I got our in-house cryptocurrency expert Marco Wutzer on the phone to see what he thinks about this sell-off. Marco is the editor of our newest advisory, Disruptive Profits. He’s also an early bitcoin adopter. He first bought bitcoin in 2010 when it was trading for less than $2, and has been through several major downturns since then.Below, Marco shows why the recent drop isn’t a reason to panic – it’s an opportunity to buy…Justin: Marco, bitcoin broke key support at around $6,000 last week. What does this mean for bitcoin and the rest of the crypto market?Marco: There was significant support around that level. I was watching this myself in the form of a triangle that was forming as the market came down. It was practically guaranteed that there was going to be a big breakout either to the upside or to the downside. I personally expected the breakout to be to the upside. Obviously I was wrong about that.But now that we’ve seen a breakout to the downside, I think there’s more downside ahead. I don’t think it will be something that will last for a long time. But I think there’s definitely more downside ahead in the short term before we go higher again. — Recommended Link Circle THIS Day on Your CalendarCircle February 4, 2019, on your calendar. It’s likely this day will go down as the greatest in stock market history. Or at least, the most profitable. Because thanks to a recent Supreme Court ruling… over $4 billion is expected to move into this industry, and three very specific stocks are positioned to take the lion’s share of profits. And it’s all going to happen in one day. Recommended Link
” The University of Alabama announced this morning that enrollment has hit another record high with 38,563 students, which is up 2 percent from last year’s record class of 37,665.“We’re pleased to see our growth continue as we add another talented and bright class to our University family,” said UA President Stuart R. Bell. “With more students than ever before, it is clear that our exceptional academic programs and outstanding faculty continue to attract much-deserved attention from across the country.”This year’s freshmen class scored 30 or higher on the ACT and 38 percent were in the top 10 percent of their graduating class. They also have a 3.72 grade-point-average with 34 percent having a high school GPA of a 4.0 or higher.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn about gardening and have your Wednesday mornings free, here’s the perfect chance.The Tuscaloosa County Extension Office is offering Master Gardener classes beginning Feb. 13. Classes are held on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and cover topics including weed identification, lawn care and vegetable gardening.“Well, to learn the skill is a person thing,” Master Gardener Pam Sloan said. “To actually know how to do a lot of these things we do, understand the soil, understand the pesticides issues, integrated pest management that we’re trying to teach now makes things safer in our food supply. And also just the beauty of gardening, we like to just have flowers and beautify the whole city.”If you would like to register for the class, visit the Tuscaloosa County Extension Office. The deadline to register is Feb. 6 and there is a $175 fee. To find out more, call 205-534-9614.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — John McEnroe says he’s almost done playing competitive tennis.The 56-year-old Hall of Famer plans to play an exhibition match against Jim Courier on Aug. 28 in New Haven.That will be part of a Legends Event designed to increase attendance at the Connecticut Open, the last women’s tournament before the U.S. Open.McEnroe told reporters on a conference call the match is probably the last chance fans in Connecticut will have to see him play competitively.“There’s a point where those people in the next wave of seniors … that gap is too much,” he said. “It’s almost too much, it’s tough enough when I’m playing a guy like Jim Courier.”McEnroe added once he feels he can’t be respectable on the court, he will stop playing.“It’s getting to be where every match that I play now I try to appreciate, because I don’t know how much longer I can stay out there,” he said.The Legends Event also will feature a match July 23 between James Blake and Andy Roddick.The WTA tournament added the men’s senior players last summer, with Blake, Roddick and Courier playing in exhibitions against each other.The tournament, which was on the verge of moving to North Carolina in 2013, reported its first increase in attendance since 2005. It drew 47,140 fans for the week, up from 45,796 in 2014.Attendance was still far below the 90,000-plus it used to draw and the 76,480 who came in 2010, the last year it was a combined men’s and women’s event.McEnroe said he believes adding attractions such as a senior or junior event may be the wave of the future for smaller tennis tournaments.TweetPinShare0 Shares
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Olympiakos, already crowned Greek league champions, finished the season with a 2-0 away win over Panetolikos on Sunday.Alejandro Dominguez opened the scoring in the 37th minute and Tarik Elyounoussi added the second in the 79th for Olympiakos, which has won a record 44th league title.Olympiakos finished six points clear of runner-up PAOK, a 5-1 winner over Kerkyra, and 10 points ahead of Panathinaikos, which beat Larissa 2-0.PAOK and Panathinaikos, along with AEK, which drew 1-1 at Giannena, and Panionios, which lost 3-1 at home to relegated Levadiakos, will now play home-and-away playoffs. The winner will join Olympiakos in next season’s Champions League qualifiers, while the others will play in the Europa League.Also, Atromitos beat Platanias 4-1 and Iraklis drew 2-2 at Asteras. Last-place Veria, which lost 3-0 to Xanthi, will joins Levadiakos in the lower league.TweetPinShare0 Shares
Workplace wellness programs that offer employees a financial carrot for undergoing health screenings, sticking to exercise regimens or improving their cholesterol levels have long been controversial.Starting January 1, they may become even more contentious. That’s when a federal judge’s decision to overturn existing rules about the programs takes effect. The decision casts uncertainty over what the appropriate upper limit for these types of financial incentives should be — specifically when employers offer them to workers to participate in programs that require clinical testing or the disclosure of their personal health data.Under the Americans with Disabilities Acts and genetic privacy law, an employer can’t force someone to disclose this kind of private information — any disclosure must be voluntary. The central question is how truly voluntary something is when a large financial incentive is attached.As a result of the court decision, consultants say, workers may find their employers starting to offer smaller incentives for these programs.Also, the programs might include more options for qualifying for those incentives — a choice, for instance, between undergoing a medical exam or completing online health education training.About 4 in 10 employers participating in an informal survey by Mercer, a benefits firm, said they are not sure what they will do about their workplace wellness plans in light of the judge’s ruling.”Some are modifying. Others are taking a wait-and-see-attitude,” says Steven Noeldner, Mercer’s senior consultant in total health management specialty practice.Eighty-five percent of large employers offering health insurance included a wellness program designed to help people stop smoking, lose weight or take other healthful actions, according to a 2017 survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Just over half of those included some type of medical screening.Rewards or incentives to participate in these programs vary. The most common are gift cards, fitness trackers or other merchandise, but some offer significant discounts on what workers pay toward their health insurance coverage.For instance, the Cleveland Clinic’s version is more extensive than most, says Dr. Bruce Rogen, chief medical officer for the initiative. He describes it as a “population health program,” with differing goals for workers who have chronic diseases like diabetes versus those who don’t.Full participation, which may require losing weight, keeping blood sugar levels in check or hitting a gym at least 10 times a month, can save workers 30 percent off the cost of their insurance premiums. That could be as much as $1,443 a year.”Part of what makes the plan work is the fact we can offer that benefit discount,” Rogen says.Thirty percent is the maximum an employer can offer, according to rules put out in 2016 by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.Shortly after the EEOC’s guidance was issued, AARP challenged it in court, arguing that workers who did not want to provide their private medical information might feel coerced to do so because not participating would cost them substantial sums — ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars.The argument — from AARP and other critics — is essentially that when incentives become large enough, employees may no longer feel that sharing their medical data is voluntary — because, how can they afford not to participate?”You and I can look at the same incentive and you will find it’s truly voluntary and I would say, given my financial circumstances, I feel I’m being compelled,” says Tom Luetkemeyer, an attorney specializing in employment law at Hinshaw & Culbertson in Chicago. (He was not involved in the AARP case.)In his first ruling in August 2017, D.C. Circuit Court Judge John Bates noted that the EEOC had failed to provide justification for how it settled on the 30 percent limit. He also pointed out that 30 percent of a worker’s health insurance costs could be “the equivalent of several months’ worth of food for the average family, two months of child care in most states, and roughly two months’ rent.”Bates ultimately ordered the 30 percent limit vacated as of Jan. 1, 2019, after the EEOC said it would not produce that justification or a new number until 2021.Now employers who are putting together next year’s health benefit programs don’t have specific rules to follow.The advice they are receiving from benefit consultants ranges widely, from “drop all incentives and penalties” to “stay the course.”Few expect employers will stop offering wellness programs outright — because most hope the programs will hold down health costs by getting workers to take steps to improve their well-being. Critics, however, point out that studies show little evidence that workplace wellness programs achieve these goals.The ruling does not affect some wellness program efforts, such as offering financial incentives for going to the gym or walking a certain number of steps per day.Substantial financial incentives that are used to get people to quit tobacco are also not covered by the ruling — as long as there is no medical test required to check for nicotine use.But “you can’t fine them for not getting their weight down, because then you have to measure their weight and that becomes clinical,” says Al Lewis, who runs Quizzify, an employee health literacy company.Some employers say they will stick with their existing programs — even if they hit the 30 percent level — because the EEOC is unlikely to challenge companies that stick with the rescinded percentage while they await the new rules.The Cleveland Clinic’s Rogen, who credits the wellness program for holding medical costs almost flat for the past five years, says clinic officials plan to leave it at that level next year, despite the uncertainty.Not all benefits consultants would agree with that choice.”The way we interpret the ruling is that financial incentives that relate to physical exams, including questions about health history, would not be allowed starting Jan. 1,” said Noeldner, of Mercer.Others suggest that interpretation is taking the judge’s ruling too far. After all, the Affordable Care Act provides a precedent for the 30 percent threshold — and the EEOC may well come back with a rule that reaffirms that amount. The ACA included a provision that raised the limit on health-contingent wellness incentives to that amount.”People may be overreacting to this by saying, ‘With these rules null and void, we are out in the Wild West,’ ” says Todd Hlasney, senior vice president and director of health risk solutions at Lockton Companies, a benefits consultancy.”We are advising clients to be more conservative,” he says. “But don’t panic and say [you] can’t do anything because of EEOC.”Kaiser Health News (KHN), a nonprofit news service, is an editorially independent program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, and not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente. Copyright 2018 Kaiser Health News. To see more, visit Kaiser Health News.
The secretary of homeland security is traveling to the Texas border town where an 8-year-old migrant from Guatemala was detained before dying in U.S. custody the day before Christmas.Kirstjen Nielsen already vowed improvements in medical care after two migrant children died in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection this month. Nielsen is visiting El Paso, Texas, and Yuma, Ariz., on Friday and Saturday, according to a DHS official, and meeting with Border Patrol agents and local health care providers.Eight-year-old Felipe Gomez-Alonzo had the flu when he died on Monday, according to an autopsy by the New Mexico medical investigator. Officials say 7-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin, who died three weeks ago, was dehydrated and had similar symptoms.Both children came from Guatemala with their fathers and crossed the border illegally. Their deaths have raised new questions about the quality of medical care at Border Patrol processing centers.But pediatricians on the border say they have been raising similar concerns for years.”It’s not a place for a well child, much less a sick child,” said Marsha Griffin, a pediatrician in Brownsville, Texas, and spokeswoman for the American Academy of Pediatrics.Immigration authorities rarely allow visitors inside processing centers near the border. But Griffin did get access to some of them while conducting research for the AAP, and she recalls touring one facility in South Texas in 2016.”We passed mounds of teddy bears and security blankets that were taken from the children because they might have scabies or lice,” Griffin said. “The lights are on 24 hours a day. The children sleep on thin mats on the floor with only a Mylar blanket.”Record numbers of migrant familiesFederal officials say they are scrambling to care for a record number of migrant children and families, many of them fleeing from Central America and seeking asylum in the U.S.”This is just devastating for us,” said Kevin McAleenan, the commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in an interview earlier this week with CBS This Morning.”We’ve got over 1,500 emergency medical technicians that have been co-trained as law enforcement officers. They work every day to protect the people that come into our custody,” McAleenan said. “We’re doing dozens of hospital trips every single day with children that have fevers or manifest other medical conditions.”Up and down the border, volunteer doctors and nurses are also struggling to care for migrant parents and children after they’ve been released from federal custody.”We feel overwhelmed,” said Marcela Wash, a nurse in San Diego who is coordinating medical screenings and care for migrants at local shelters. Wash told member station KPBS that some of these migrants are already sick when they’re released from CBP custody.”They come over not having bathed for three or four days, however many days they have been in detention,” Wash said. “Some of them arrive with upper respiratory problems, nausea, vomiting.”Pediatricians say migrant children would benefit from earlier medical screenings.”In a child, an infection or a medical condition can get worse within hours,” said Carlos Gutierrez, a pediatrician in El Paso.Gutierrez is one of about two dozen local doctors and nurses who are giving free medical exams at local shelters. But that is only after migrant children and parents have been released from Border Patrol custody, as many as five or six days after they’ve crossed the border.When the number of migrant children spiked back in 2014, local doctors and nurses were allowed to give these screenings as soon as they arrived at Border Patrol facilities, Gutierrez said. He hopes to be able to do that again.”It’s a better chance of us preventing the catastrophe if we see them earlier,” Gutierrez said. “If we’re allowed to get in there, things such as the death of the two children that we’ve heard about … they probably wouldn’t have happened. Those are needless.” Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.
This photo, taken circa 1886, shows one of the first Pawling & Harnischfeger machine shops. The building, located at the corner of South First and East Oregon streets in Milwaukee, was constructed in 1886. The former P&H facility is not far from the Solvay Coke site where P&H successor Komatsu Mining Corp. recently announced plans to build a $285 million headquarters. — This photo is from the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Harnischfeger Corp. collection. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribe
Brenda-SkeltonLast updated on June 18th, 2019 at 03:07 pmBrenda Skelton, who has led Siebert Lutheran Foundation as chief executive officer for six years, has transitioned out of her role to oversee a new initiative aimed at growing the Milwaukee-based foundation’s funder base and impact.Skelton was hired on as the foundation’s president and CEO in 2013, after serving on the foundation’s board for eight years. In 2018, Charlotte John-Gómez, formerly the director of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Milwaukee office of Community Planning and Development, joined the foundation as its president and chief operating officer. John-Gómez has now assumed leadership of the foundation’s day-to-day operations.In her new role as executive counsel, Skelton is launching the foundation’s new effort to partner with family foundations, private donors and other funding entities who “want to grow their philanthropic impact” with Lutheran schools and ministries and poverty-alleviation programs in Wisconsin – areas that the foundation has grown to be a thought leader over the last 65 years, Skelton said. For the first time, the foundation will begin accepting bequest and planned gifts from donors, she said. Siebert Lutheran Foundation was established by Albert F. Siebert, the founder of Milwaukee Electric Tool Company. The foundation later sold its interest in Milwaukee Electric Tool Company to Amstar Corporation in 1976 and today operates as an independent foundation under a trust agreement.To date, all of the foundation’s resources have come from Siebert, who died in 1960. He didn’t specify a sunset date for the foundation, leaving that decision up to its directors.“While we have occasionally discussed that issue, and have talked to our grantee community, the feedback has been that the foundation has been a very valuable resource for ongoing support and (our grantees) would hate to see us sunset,” Skelton said.Since it was established, the foundation has funded more than $131 million in grantmaking. Last year, the foundation granted $4.3 million to 106 organizations and ended the year with $93.5 million in assets.In addition to courting new funders, another priority of the new initiative is to use the foundation’s funding expertise to help donors determine where they should direct their dollars.“The funds wouldn’t necessarily flow through Siebert,” Skelton said. “But let’s say we convene a gathering to focus on educating high risk students in the city of Milwaukee. Many of the Lutheran schools that Siebert is already funding are among best-performing schools for urban youth in the city. So we could convene other funders and family foundations … and encourage them to step forward and fund. It’s about bringing other people to the table who have resources to increase the collective impact.”The new initiative continues the Siebert’s efforts in recent years to grow its impact in the region and help find longer-term solutions to the causes it has historically supported. That effort has involved adding more board members, completing a strategic plan and relocating its office from Brookfield to the SoHi Building at 27th and Wells streets in Milwaukee’s Avenues West neighborhood, which has put the foundation closer to many of its funded ministries.“Siebert has been building and cultivating relationships with the Lutheran ministry and nonprofit community for more than 60 years,” said Deni Naumann, Siebert’s board chair. “Brenda Skelton has served Siebert for 15 years, first as a director, then as CEO and president for the past six years. Siebert’s deep and refined experience is an untapped asset for philanthropists with the desire to increase the impact of their giving. We are gearing up to offer Siebert’s counsel, guidance, and support to family foundations and donors who are eager to share their financial gifts with ministries and nonprofits who serve as the hands and feet of Christ.”As a pilot project for the foundation’s new initiative, Skelton in 2018 worked with donor John Schaller, principal at Léargas Consulting, to determine where he and his wife would direct a charitable gift.“We were looking into essentially taking advantage of what otherwise would be donor-advised funds,” Schaller said. “We were looking for direction around the causes that could use support. We were trying to do a one-year gift that would spread over two years so the charities would have cash flow over the two years. Siebert acted as a pathway. Siebert gave us a number of options, we talked through the pluses and minuses of different organizations, and my wife and I decided where to put the money. I’ve never met someone with (Skelton’s) depth of understanding of the Lutheran Church and its related charity world in Milwaukee.” Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribe
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FREEDOM was short for a female inmate of a jail facility in Palo, Leyte who was among those who took advantage of the onslaught of typhoon Yolanda and fled to Cebu.Miriam Dasacada Garcia, who was facing human trafficking charges, was collared by policeman as she stepped out of a department store in downtown Cebu City after a prison guard from Leyte spotted her.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikePrison guard Jeizen Rey Adona Udtohan who was assigned in the Palo Municipal Jail saw Garcia inside the store. He immediately sought the help of the Carbon Police Station whose operatives effected the arrest. /Correspondent Chito AragonCITY HALL SALARY DELAY HIT Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements MORE STORIESnewsinfoFirst a cockroach, now a fly disturbs DutertenewsinfoUS gives P2B to boost quality early education in Bicol, W. VisayasnewsinfoRed Cross extends assistance to victims of quake-hit BatanesMORE STORIESnewsinfoFirst a cockroach, now a fly disturbs DutertenewsinfoUS gives P2B to boost quality early education in Bicol, W. VisayasnewsinfoRed Cross extends assistance to victims of quake-hit BatanesThe salaries of Cebu City Hall officials and some employees were delayed for at least two weeks while the city’s 2013 financial assistance to the 80 barangays amounting to P6.6 million each have not been released yet.Councilor Margot Osmeña said delays in the salary of employees should be avoided because they have families to feed.OIC City Treasurer Diwa Cuevas said delays was a result of the late processing of the payroll and has nothing to do with funding availability.Councilor Osmeña raised a concern on delays in the release of their salaries in Monday’s budget hearing. She told Cuevas that while city officials, for example, are supposed to receive a weekly salary from the city, the amount was not transferred to her ATM account when she had it checked on November 3 and 6. Cash was only available when she had it checked again on November 16.ADVERTISEMENT Angara: Investigate DOH’s ‘constipated’ medicine distribution system Osmeña said that her driver who is also getting a weekly pay also experienced delays in his pay. Reports, she said, also reached her office on delays in the payment of salaries of city government paid public night high school teachers. /Chief of Reporters Doris BongcacCCMC FUND-RAISING CARAVAN SETThe Cebu City government is organizing caravans to widen the scope of their “piso-piso” campaign for the construction of a new city hospital.Public Information Officer Carlo Dugaduga said two city hall vehicles equipped with a public address system will go around the city to solicit cash donations from the public.The city government has so far raised P7.6 million from its fund raising campaign. The bulk of the donation is from Henry Sy of SM Prime Holdings who gave P5 million and Chong Hua Hospital which gave P1 million to the city.“Ato pang gipalapdan karon ang atong “Piso Mo Hospital Ko” campaign aron mas mapadali ang atong pag tigum sa kwarta nga atong gi kinahanglan,” said Dugaduga. /Correspondent Edison delos AngelesRead Next Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal ADVERTISEMENT Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros SMC bags Bulacan airport project BPI nets P13.74B in H1 LEYTE FUGITIVE NABBED IN CEBU View comments Aboitiz Group raises P161M for Yolanda relief operations Cebu Daily News makes 2-peat, bags 3 PPI awards PLAY LIST 02:54Cebu Daily News makes 2-peat, bags 3 PPI awards02:41Bayan Muna seeks new penalties for water concessionaires amid shortage02:41Newbie senators to ‘bless’, Feng Shui their news offices03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Quake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anew LATEST STORIES