Tottenham boss Pochettino: I don’t care about Man City v Liverpool resultby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has claimed he does not care who wins out of Manchester City and Liverpool on Thursday night.Spurs put themselves into second place, one point ahead of City, with a win over Cardiff City on New Year’s Day.Despite the obvious implications of the result, Pochettino says he will be simply enjoying the “spectacle”.The Argentine said: “In this country all the people are going to watch the game.”But I will be in a neutral position trying to enjoy the game.”I don’t care about the result, I just want to enjoy the spectacle and the game.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Kolkata: In a rare gesture, Hyder Ali Biswas, a teacher of Dhubulia Deshbandhu High School, has donated Rs 1 lakh for the development of the institution. Biswas got the Siksha Ratna award worth Rs 25,000. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had handed over the award to the recipients of the award at a function, which was held at the Netaji Indoor Stadium on September 5.Biswas added another Rs 75,000 to the money, which he had received from the state government and handed over a total of Rs 1 lakh to the governing body of the school. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe gesture has created great enthusiasm among the teachers and students of the school. Hailing from a lower-middle class family at Nakashipara in Nadia, Biswas joined the school as an assistant teacher in 1987. For over the past three decades he has been teaching in the school. “I have been teaching students for the past three generations. I lead a very simple life and my wants are limited. So I thought that I should donate little money for the development of the school. The students are like my children and they are the real treasure of my life,” he said. The students said Biswas is a popular teacher and is loved and respected by all in the district. Biswas said: “It is good if the teachers of other schools donate money for the development of the students.”
Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Drake performs during the Aubrey & The Three Amigos Tour in Toronto, on Aug. 21. (MARK BLINCH / THE CANADIAN PRESS) Advertisement “I’m forever grateful, everywhere I go, I carry the value of this city with me,” he said. “Every night that I go and I do a show in America, I tell them that this is how the world is supposed to work.’ ”“You see, tonight, we got 17,000 people inside one building from all races, from all places, and all we are doing is just listening to music, and smoking and drinking — and enjoying our lives. And I want you to know that that’s something that I learned right here in Toronto.“You made me the man I am today, you made me the artist I am today.”Drake’s tour dates with Migos were delayed by 10 days from Aug. 10-12 to Aug. 20-22, and then the Aug. 20 show was postponed again, for undisclosed reasons. Drake used the day off to visit a sick fan in the hospital.The Toronto shows come in the place of Drake’s annual OVO Fest concert around this time of year, and there was one OVO-style surprise guest: fellow rap star Travis Scott, whose album Astroworld is currently No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard album chart, who performed “SICKO MODE” and “goosebumps.”The tour continues with another show at the Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday night.By GARNET FRASER | Toronto Star After a couple of delays, Drake finally got his Toronto concert stop on Tuesday night and told the hometown crowd he holds the city up as an example of peace and harmony.The rapper told the audience at the Scotiabank Arena that the city he grew up in built and sustained him during his rise to the top of the world of commercial music. But he also praised the “values” of Toronto.Drake speaking about how much Toronto means to him tonight in Toronto. #AATTM pic.twitter.com/dRduEbgR5Y— Word On Road (@WordOnRd) August 22, 2018 Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitter
GUELPH, Ont. – Linamar Corp. stock jumped nearly 12 per cent, following its agreement to buy Winnipeg-based agriculture equipment maker MacDon Industries Ltd. for $1.2 billion.Linamar (TSX:LNR) stock rose 11.50 per cent or $7.48 to close at $72.50 Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange.It’s Linamar’s best day on the market since Nov. 7, when it reported a drop in third-quarter earnings compared with a year ago and missed analyst estimates.The MacDon deal will allow Linamar to further diversify its operations, which make precision metallic parts for a range of sectors including automobiles.Linamar says the acquisition will also complement its existing agricultural harvesting business in Hungary.CIBC analyst Todd Coupland says that agricultural equipment businesses generally trade at higher valuations than auto parts suppliers.CIBC also estimates MacDon will add about 70 cents per share of earnings to its 2018 estimate for Linamar.The company has 59 manufacturing facilities globally and about 24,500 employees.
The driver was successfully located and brought back to FSJ. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – North Peace SAR had success after being requested by the RCMP to locate a missing person.In the afternoon of Monday, November 26, 2018, the RCMP requested the Search and Rescue team to find a male driver who was turned around on the back roads up north.The driver originally called 911 for assistance and the SAR team located the driver around Mile 126 on the Jedney, as his vehicle was stuck in the snow.
New Delhi: A Delhi court Thursday allowed a senior advocate, who is an accused in the Election Commission bribery case involving AIADMK (Amma) faction leader T T V Dhinakaran, to travel abroad.Special Judge Arun bhardwaj permitted Chennai-based B Kumar to travel to the US from April 27 to June 8 to visit his son who is living with his family there. “The apprehension of the prosecution that applicant/accused will flee from justice is not based on any material. No tangible ground is made by the prosecution for not granting permission to applicant/accused to go abroad. Thus, keeping in view the facts and circumstances, the applicant/accused is permitted to travel abroad to the USA,” the judge said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The court also imposed certain conditions which included furnishing additional security in the form of bank guarantee of Rs 10 lakh or in the alternative a fixed deposit receipt of the like amount. “The applicant/accused, B Kumar, shall furnish a detailed affidavit disclosing his detailed programme, including his stay at various stations abroad and telephone numbers and residential address before his departure,” the judge said in his order. “The applicant/accused, B Kumar, would be returning during summer vacations. Therefore, the applicant/accused shall inform the IO about his arrival in India within 48 hours of his return and shall surrender his passport to the IO. Thereafter, the IO shall deposit with this court the passport of applicant/accused B Kumar within two days of reopening of the courts,” he said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe court also said that Kumar will not contact or influence the prosecution witnesses. The Delhi Police had earlier filed a supplementary charge sheet against Dhinakaran, Chandrashekhar, Mallikarjuna, a long-time friend of Dhinakaran, and six others in the case. Dhinakaran has been accused of offences under Sections 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 201 (destruction of evidence) of the IPC, besides taking gratification by corrupt or illegal means to influence public servant under the Prevention of Corruption Act (PC Act).
T.Y. HiltonIND2525623844167.8 Doug BaldwinSEA487321627167.4 Weighted overall rank comparison of wide receivers, 2014-16 Allen RobinsonJAC242083684165.1 RECEIVERTEAMTARGET FREQ.AVG. DEPTHCATCH RATERUN BLOCKAFTER CATCHWEIGHTED SUM Antonio BrownPIT457151944105.2 Emmanuel SandersDEN1423413175130.1 Odell BeckhamNYG751371517115.5 Steve SmithBAL1064345333166.3 Julio JonesATL240302728103.0 Rishard MatthewsTEN2936332056143.5 Larry FitzgeraldARI208214164142.9 DeAndre HopkinsHOU122769390139.1 Demaryius ThomasDEN35949432123.9 RANK Jordy NelsonGB1942292241128.5 Jarvis LandryMIA896111612135.6 Eric DeckerNYJ224645583149.0 Brandon MarshallNYJ183572980161.7 Mike EvansTB6681796126.0 Rankings are out of the 98 wide receivers with a minimum of 500 receiving yards in 2016 or 900 yards from 2014 to 2016.Sources: ESPN Stats & Information Group, ProFootballFocus.com Willie SneadNO398018225164.5 Let’s get this out of the way at the top: Julio Jones was the best receiver in football this season. Just about any way you slice it, whether using traditional stats,1Yards per game, for instance. advanced metrics2Like FootballOutsiders.com’s defense-adjusted yards above replacement. or even play-by-play grades,3Such as the ones compiled by ProFootballFocus.com. Jones was the receiver who kept defensive coordinators up at night worrying about all the havoc he could wreak. His explosiveness and diversity of skills enabled offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan to build the one of the best offenses in NFL history.But what makes Jones so good?At the most basic level, Jones dominates because of an unmatched combination of size and speed. Posting a 4.34-second 40-yard-dash before he was drafted, Jones ran the ninth-fastest combine time of any wideout who had at least 400 receiving yards in the 2016 season.4One limitation to this approach is that combine data is a snapshot of speed at age 21 or so. Needless to say, that number is probably a tad outdated for an NFL veteran like, say, 37-year-old Steve Smith Sr. Still, for most players, combine times give a decent approximation of their pure speed. All of the faster receivers are also smaller — nearly 5 inches shorter than the 6-foot-3 Jones, on average. While Jones was one of the fastest at the position regardless of height, most NFL wide receivers as tall as Jones ran the 40 slower than the overall position average of 4.47 seconds. A.J. GreenCIN531312961109.4 Wideouts that big and that fast are very difficult to cover. Think of Randy Moss (who, at 6-foot-4, ran an “unofficial” 4.25 second 40 in 1998) or, more recently, the two unrelated Johnsons, Andre (6-foot-2, 4.40) and Calvin (6-foot-5, 4.35), who used that formula to dominate the league’s receiving leaderboard in recent years. Moss in particular showed that a receiver who can stretch the field in all directions with speed, and then pluck balls from over defenders’ heads, can make an offense run far more efficiently than its individual components suggest it should.But Jones’s dominance is more than just a product of “big guy runs fast.” Since he returned from a foot fracture that cost him most of the 2013 season, no receiver has put those gifts to better on-field use than Jones — across every aspect of the position, from the flashy to the technical.We can measure how good Jones has been by breaking down what makes a great all-around receiver:The guy has to get open, so we’ll look at how often the ball comes his way (targets) as a percentage of his routes run.Ideally, receivers can go deep, so we’ll look at how far the ball travels before it gets to him (air yards per target).Then he still has to catch the darn ball, so we’ll look at his catch rate. (Air yards and catch rate are usually at odds with each other,5In my sample of top receivers from 2014 to 2016, the correlation between those two metrics was -0.7. since it’s harder to catch deep throws than short ones.)Once he’s open, has run a long ways and has caught the pass, it’d be nice if he could keep running without being tackled. So let’s also look at yards after the catch per reception.Oh, and one more thing — being a receiver isn’t all about receiving, so let’s look at blocking ability by using ProFootballFocus.com’s run-blocking grades.If we rank every active receiver6With a minimum of either 500 receiving yards in 2016 or 900 total yards from 2014 to 2016. in those categories over the past three seasons and add up the ranks (with some weighting based on the relative importance of each category7Specifically, the ranks for air yards per target and catch rate were assigned no special weight; targets per route was given 50 percent extra weight; yards after the catch was given 75 percent less weight; and run blocking was given 15 percent less weight. These weights were determined by regressing the first four categories against adjusted catch yards per route, an overall measure of receiving effectiveness, and running a separate regression against PFF’s “overall” grade to determine the relative value of blocking.), Jones rates as the most complete wide receiver in the NFL. Among the 98 receivers in our sample, he ranks 40th or better in every area of the game — the only receiver in the league who can make that claim.8Green Bay’s Jordy Nelson ranks in the top 42 in each category. Alshon JefferyCHI173268942143.7 Jones’s impressive combination of size and speed shows up most notably in his ability to get free of defenders — Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan targeted Jones on 30 percent of the routes he ran, the second most of any receiver (behind Kansas City’s Tyreek Hill at 31.5 percent) — as well as in his rare talent for keeping his catch rate up even as he goes deep. Based on the length of Jones’s average target — 11.9 yards beyond the line of scrimmage — we’d expect him to have caught only about 60 percent of the balls thrown in his direction; instead, he caught nearly 66 percent, a difference that amounts to 26 extra catches, many of the big-play variety. (Jones has 20 total receiving touchdowns over the past three seasons.) In other words, Jones mixes the reliability of a possession receiver with the big-play potential of a deep threat.And once he catches the ball, he’s frequently off to the races:So what hope do the New England Patriots — specifically, their defensive coordinator, Matt Patricia — have of containing Jones on Super Sunday?For their part, the Patriots had the NFL’s 10th-worst pass defense during the regular season and the 13th-worst D against No. 1 receivers like Jones. But they also boast two of the 12 highest-rated cover cornerbacks in football (according to PFF) in Malcolm Butler and Logan Ryan, plus Devin McCourty, PFF’s top-rated coverage safety. And in the playoffs, they’ve also held both Antonio Brown (No. 2 in our receiver rankings above) and DeAndre Hopkins (No. 10) to relatively tame performances.In Jones and Atlanta’s high-powered offensive “buzzsaw,” however, the Pats face their toughest challenge yet. The Falcons have had a startling offensive breakout this season: They easily led the league in expected points added (EPA) through the air — and offensive EPA in general — during the regular season, QB Matt Ryan enjoyed one of the most efficient passing seasons in league history, and the offense has only improved in the playoffs.9During the regular season, Atlanta averaged 11.5 more offensive EPA per game than an average team, 9.0 of which came in the passing game. After adjusting for the defenses they faced, the Falcons are averaging 21.5 offensive EPA above average in the playoffs, 20.9 of which have come via the pass.At the center of that offense is Jones. “Nobody can stop us but us,” Jones told reporters after the NFC title game. Whether that’s true or not will largely depend on whether New England can slow down the game’s most uncoverable receiver. Based on Jones’s performance these past few seasons, that’s a pretty tall (and fast) order.
OSU sophomore forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) during a game against Rutgers on Jan. 13 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorFollowing Ohio State’s 76-75 loss to No. 20 Purdue on Thursday night that dropped the Buckeyes to 10-5 and 0-2 in the Big Ten, it appears the team’s uphill climb to the NCAA tournament just got a whole lot steeper.OSU coach Thad Matta said in the postgame press conference that junior forward Keita Bates-Diop will undergo surgery on a stress fracture on his shin next week. Bates-Diop did not play against the Boilermakers. He had missed five games earlier in the season with a high-ankle sprain he suffered on Nov. 17 against Providence.Bates-Diop originally suffered this injury in the summer and after attempting to play through it, the injury kept reoccurring, Matta said.“That’s definitely a punch in the gut to us,” he said. “It is what it is and we got to move forward.”Matta called the 6-foot-7 Bates-Diop the team’s best defender considering his length and his ability to rebound with the taller players in the country.The Normal, Illinois, native played just nine games this year, starting three times. He averaged 9.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per game in an average of 23.3 minutes. Matta said that Bates-Diop will receive a medical redshirt.1/5 Correction: Matta said Bates-Diop will have surgery next week. It was originally printed as Friday.
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Senator Dan Sullivan R-AK: “For that reason, our strategic location, and our strong support from the communities, we’re getting a lot of military construction dollars headed towards our great state.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享With the signing of the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act into law on Tuesday, President Donald Trump set into motion a robust military expansion in Alaska. It also authorizes an early Christmas present: news that all military members will receive 2.4% pay raises. Senator Dan Sullivan R-AKSenator Dan Sullivan R-AK: “Part of the funding is 28 additional interceptors at Fort Greely, so a whole new field. It has $200M military construction authorization for just that portion. That is going to be good for country’s missile defence, but it’s also going to be good for Alaska’s economy.” Sullivan says that the bill includes funding for advancing key missile defense technologies and for beginning to build a space-based sensor layer. Sullivan thinks that the numbers add up to a lot of construction jobs in Alaska, in 2018. He says that over the last three military authorizations, over a billion dollars in construction has been invested in Alaska. It also authorizes funding needed to procure an additional 20 missile interceptors required to operationalize the field. As the hub for air combat power for the Asia-Pacific and the Arctic, Sullivan says that Alaska will be home to more than 100 fifth generation fighter aircraft – probably more than any other place in the world. The Act includes authorization of $12.3B for the Missile Defense Agency. Additionally, it authorizes $168.9 million pointed at supporting the beddown of two squadrons of F-35As at Eielson AFB. Other initiatives include authorization to build a new heavy-class polar icebreaker, a U.S Navy study on ice-hardening its ships, and provisions aimed at improving and increasing the Alaska Guard’s combat search and rescue capabilities. Story as aired:http://www.radiokenai.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Dorene-on-trump-inks-huge-increase-in-military-appropriations.mp3
Reed Business Information has been relatively quiet since divesting or closing big chunks of its publishing business in the aftermath of the recession, but the company made more significant M&A moves this week.RBI announced it’s sold a 51 percent stake in Reed Construction Data to Warburg Pincus, a New York-based private equity firm. Additionally, RSMeans, a division of RCD, has been split off from its parent company and sold to The Gordian Group, a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus.Terms weren’t disclosed for either deal. “We are excited about partnering with the management teams and employees of RCD and RSMeans,” says Alex Berzofsky, managing director of Warburg Pincus, in a statement. “For RCD, customers will continue to benefit from RBI’s involvement and Warburg Pincus’ commitment to investing, innovating and growing the business. For RSMeans’ customers, the combination with The Gordian Group brings together the leading construction cost businesses in complementary markets that will enhance and create better products and tools for the end market.”The sales follow leadership changes for RCD over the past year. Iain Melville stepped down after 7 years as CEO last June, and was replaced by Graeme McCracken, formerly COO for RBI’s International businesses, in January. There’s no word on whether McCracken or other senior leadership will remain in their roles after the sale.The move also comes as RCD’s main competitor, the construction-data division of McGraw Hill, is up for sale.The divestitures of RCD and RSMeans are the latest for RBI—once the largest b2b publisher in the U.S.—after mass sell-offs and closings of its magazines and publishing businesses in 2008 and 2009. RBI has shrunk to just 6 percent of total revenue ($933 million) for parent company Reed Elsevier—almost $600 million less than what it generated 5 years ago.
Road Accident logoTwo people were killed and five others injured when a tractor hit a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Lalmonirhat-Burimari highway in Kamarer Haat of Patgram upazila of Lalmonirhat district early Friday.The deceased are Latif Hossain, 35 and Tanjina Khatun, 28, daughter of one Aminur Rahman of Paschim Sardubi village in Hatibandha upazila, reports UNB.The tractor hit the CNG-run auto-rickshaw, leaving two auto-rickshaw passengers dead on the spot and four others injured around 1:00 am, said Patgram police station officer-in-charge Sazzad Hossain.The injured were taken to Rangpur Medical College and Hospital.They met the tragic incident while going to attend a wedding party of their relative.
Listen Ramps under construction on the 288 toll road at 610 Loop. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /11:54 As always, it’s been a busy, busy year on Houston’s roads and public transit. Hurricane Harvey shut down roads and left them littered with debris. And, as if that wasn’t enough of a challenge, the city hosted both the Super Bowl and the World Series in the same year, moving thousands of people on roads, buses and light rail. And, of course, 290 is still under construction — along with plenty of other roads and highways.To recap all the biggest Houston transportation stories of 2017, Houston Matters talks with News 88.7’s Gail Delaughter. X Share
By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, email@example.comEven in a news cycle perpetually dominated by the maniacal political machinations of Donald Trump, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby was still be able to garner some national headlines with her announcement last week that her office would no longer prosecute marijuana possession cases. She is also seeking to vacate about 5,000 marijuana convictions.“This is not something that I arrived to overnight, this was the result of months of…researching the best practices across the country,” said Mosby as she sat for an interview with the AFRO in her downtown office on E. Baltimore St. She had just returned from the sentencing of Terrell Gibson, who received 80 years for the murder of Dionay Smith, the younger brother of T.J. Smith, the former spokesperson for the Baltimore Police Department.Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby is the latest big city prosecutor to announce their office will no longer prosecute marijuana possession cases. (Photo by Sean Yoes)“It has everything to do with the fact that it has no public safety value, it’s not making us any safer as a city to prosecute individuals in possession of marijuana. We have to be smart in our limited use of resources,” she added. “It makes absolutely no sense when you live in a city like Baltimore with 316 homicides…that we are expending resources to prosecute marijuana possession. And the most important aspect of it is the discriminatory enforcement and application of these laws on poor Black and Brown communities.”Mosby’s office published a policy paper last week, “Reforming a Broken System: Rethinking the Role of Marijuana Prosecutions in Baltimore City,” which outlines in detail the grievous racial disparities in marijuana arrests and prosecutions.While racial disparities are evident when considering the manner in which marijuana laws are enforced, the problem is even more compounded when such enforcement produces no demonstrable public safety benefit. For example, since 2014 the BCSAO (Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office) has closed 1,128 District Court cases for simple marijuana possession. Seventy three of those individuals were found guilty, five not guilty, 49 cases were stetted, and 1,001 (88%) cases were nolle prosequi. As a matter of consequence, no public safety benefit was seemingly gained in the overwhelming majority of these cases, yet they required the extensive use of limited city resources, including resources from not only the BCSAO but also resources from the Baltimore Police Department, according to Mosby’s report. Since the decriminalization of marijuana in Baltimore City in 2014, the report indicates that Black people have been issued citations almost exclusively despite the fact Blacks and Whites smoke marijuana recreationally at roughly the same rates. According to Baltimore Police Department BPD records, in 2015 45 citations were issued and 39 of those were given to Black people (89%). In 2016, records indicate that BPD issued 199 citations for marijuana possession and 187 (94%) were issued to Black people. In 2017, BPD issued 431 citations for marijuana possession, where 410 (95%) were issued to Black people. Shockingly, approximately 42% of the aforementioned citations were issued in the Western District, where approximately 95% of the residents in this District are Black. Despite the seemingly obvious racial implications of enforcement of marijuana violations, Gary Tuggle, Interim BPD Commissioner released a statement that indicated officers will continue to make marijuana arrests. Michael Harrison, who is poised to be Baltimore’s fifth commissioner since 2015, has reportedly vowed to continue that BPD policy on marijuana.There has also been backlash against Mosby’s announcement from law enforcement agencies around the state.“I wanted to be sure the citizens of Harford County understand this latest disappointing action of the City State’s Attorney has no impact here,” said Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler via tweet on Jan. 31. “We will continue to enforce the State’s laws in regards to marijuana possession because that is what we are sworn to do.”Still, Mosby’s initiative makes her part of a growing group of big city prosecutors who are choosing to eschew prosecuting marijuana possession cases including: Larry Krasner in Philadelphia, Kim Foxx in Chicago, Cyrus Vance Jr. in Manhattan and Eric Gonzalez in Brooklyn.Mosby, who was thrust into the national spotlight when she charged six officers connected to the death of Freddie Gray, who died in police custody in April 2015, acknowledges her continuing leadership role in the national conversation regarding criminal justice reform.“I think that Baltimore is in a unique position in that we can be a model for the rest of the country. I’m open to criminal justice reform, and any way I can utilize my platform or to be an example for redefining what justice looks like from a prosecutorial perspective, then I’m open to it,” Mosby said.“They can take our example, but I’m going to lead and ensure that the constituents that have elected me know that there’s always going to be one standard of justice in this city.”
Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 6 min read July 20, 2016 Bitcoin is the most successful digital currency to date. It is a new form of crypto-currency in which encryption techniques are used to control the creation of new bitcoins and to verify transactions.Enthusiasts for bitcoin include Bill Gates, the founder and ex-CEO of Microsoft; Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group; ex-US vice president Al Gore; and Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google. “At our venture firm, we continue to see an escalating stream of fascinating new bitcoin uses, cases and applications from entrepreneurs,” says legendary venture capitalist Marc Andreessen.Related: Why Billionaire Investor Reid Hoffman Is Betting Big on BitcoinHere are five ways to participate in the biggest financial revolution of the century:1. Acquire bitcoins.There are three popular ways to acquire bitcoins. You can do it by accepting bitcoin payments, mining for bitcoins, or purchasing them on a bitcoin exchange.A.) Accepting bitcoin payments: The easiest way to get into bitcoin as an entrepreneur is to start accepting bitcoin payments through a merchant solution. In 2015, there were more than 100,000 retailers that had already started to accept bitcoin payments through bitcoin payment processors such as Coinbase, BitPay and Coinify. These retailers now include high-profile businesses like Amazon, Tesla and Microsoft.B.) Mining bitcoins: Mining bitcoins is like mining for gold, except that instead of mining in a physical geographic location, you mine bitcoins on the online bitcoin network. Your tools for bitcoin mining are not gold pans and buckets but a powerful computer and specialized software. You mine bitcoins by solving complex math puzzles. As of July 2016, miners compete for a reward of 25 bitcoins approximately every 10 minutes when they successfully solve a puzzle. The supply of new bitcoins will continue to drop by half every four years.When bitcoin mining was still new, you could mine using an off-the-shelf computer. Now that there are a lot more people competing to mine, you need to spend more money for faster hardware. A cheaper alternative is to combine your computer power with other groups of bitcoin miners through mining pools like Slush’s Pool. Bitcoins mined are divided among the group in line with what has been contributed to the pool.C.) Purchasing bitcoins: You can purchase bitcoins using cash through a bitcoin exchange and then transfer the bitcoins to your bitcoin wallet. A bitcoin wallet is used to store your private keys which are matched to your bitcoin address as evidence of your ownership of the bitcoin.Related: How a Teenage Entrepreneur Built a Startup on Bitcoin RichesYou can also purchase bitcoins from individuals in your area on sites like localbitcoins.com. 2. Engage in services for bitcoin.“The bitcoin world is this new ecosystem where it doesn’t cost that much to start a new bitcoin company, it doesn’t cost much to start owning bitcoin either, and it is a much more efficient way of moving money around the world,” says Tim Draper, venture capitalist.If you don’t know where to start with bitcoin, take a look at some of the existing business ideas that have already succeeded within the bitcoin world:A.) Digital or hardware wallet services: All owners of bitcoins need a secure place to store their bitcoins. At the moment, they store them in a digital or hardware wallet that is similar to a virtual bank account. The biggest threat to digital wallets are hackers. Hackers have been known to break into digital wallets. These bitcoins are not backed by any government or the Federal Reserve. Once stolen, owners have no way of getting back their bitcoins or have much recourse against the hackers. Online security for digital wallets will probably be extremely important for bitcoin’s future.To protect your bitcoins, you can use cold wallets. These are hardware wallets that aren’t connected to the internet, which keeps them away from hackers.B.) Bitcoin payment processors: Also known as bitcoin exchanges, there are multiple bitcoin payment processors that have received substantial funding from venture capitalists to create services to process payments on behalf of vendors. Large businesses like Amazon, Microsoft and Dell all use these services.3. Provide solutions for bitcoin acceptance.One of the biggest challenges that bitcoin faces for its survival is to find acceptance among non-users. Current bitcoin owners are invested in the success of bitcoin’s future. If you can create a way to make bitcoin more widely understood and accepted by the public, you are onto a winner.4. Leverage blockchain technology.Blockchain is the technology that makes bitcoin digital currency possible. It is a public digital ledger of all executed bitcoin transactions.Related: Blockchain.info CEO: This Is Why You Shouldn’t Fear Bitcoin For many financial institutions, the blockchain recording system holds promise as a secure, improved and transparent method to speed up transactions, cut costs and eliminate fraud. Because of this, some organizations, including financial institutions, are looking for ways to leverage blockchain technology for their own businesses.This represents a huge opportunity for entrepreneurs to find new ways to leverage blockchain technology in order to create better systems and services for these organizations.For example, the blockchain technology enables Bitwage, a payroll company, to process international payroll in minutes instead of days through the traditional banking system.5. Invest in bitcoin.One reason that bitcoin has been popular as an investment vehicle is because the numbers are limited. There are only a maximum of 21 million bitcoins to be mined. Currently, there are 15 million bitcoins in circulation; that is, 74 percent of bitcoins have already been mined. The limited amount of bitcoins available makes bitcoin an attractive investment tool for many, although the price of bitcoins has been highly volatile. For example, entrepreneurs have been able to profit by buying low when the bitcoin first came out and selling high when its price rose.If you are a savvy investor, you may be able to find a way to profit from the changing price of bitcoin.Related: Hong Kong’s Central Bank Warns Against Investing in Bitcoin in Wake of Alleged Pyramid SchemeThese are just five ways you can participate in the bitcoin revolution. They are not risk-free so make sure that you do your research, understand the technology, and perform due diligence before making your first move. 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A $20 million gift from a Chicago Booth MBA alumni will support expanded research and programming in social innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago.Tandean Rustandy, MBA ’07, is the man behind the generous gift. Previously known as Chicago Booth’s Social Enterprise Initiative, the newly named Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation will serve as a hub for Booth School of Business students, alumni and faculty, and provide assistance and resources for tackling complex social and environmental problems.“The Rustandy Center will provide a rigorous setting for students, faculty and colleagues to confront pressing challenges through social enterprise and innovation. The generosity of Tandean Rustandy will help to expand research, training and support in this emerging area for years to come,” Booth President Robert J. Zimmer said.According to the UChicago, the center will work with nonprofit, for-profit and government organizations, serving as a resource for the university community as well as nonprofit leaders, social entrepreneurs and others committed to social impact. The Rustandy Center also aims to advance social innovation in five areas: Research on social sector institutionsTraining and networks for nonprofit board membersDevelopment of innovative and experiential curriculumResources for students and alumni interested in social impact careersPrograms related to social entrepreneurship and social venture funding regions: Chicago RelatedEntrepreneurship Centers and Resources for Chicago MBAsWhile some entrepreneurs avoid the college route altogether (just take a look at Steve Jobs and Bill Gates), today, there are lots of prospective MBAs who go the grad school route in order to get into the startup scene and learn the tips and tricks that will help them get…November 14, 2016In “Featured Home”Chicago Booth Alum Donates $10 Mil to Support Priority InitiativesUniversity of Chicago Booth School of Business alumnus Dave Liguang Chenn (MBA ’00) recently donated $10 million to support several priority initiatives at Booth. Chenn’s donation will go toward Booth’s new Hong Kong Center, scholarships for both graduate and undergraduate students, and the UChicago Innovation Fund managed by the Polsky Center…June 1, 2018In “Chicago”Social Impact MBAs: Programs That Help Students Make a Difference in the WorldFor years, social impact has been a growing area of emphasis at business schools. Increasingly, MBA students are stating that a well-paying career isn’t enough: They also want to make a difference. As Sherryl Kuhlman, the managing director of the Social Impact Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, told U.S.…October 11, 2017In “Featured Home” Rustandy is the founder of Jakarta-based PT Arwana Citramulia Tbk, one of the best-performing ceramic tile manufacturing companies in world. He is one of the most successful alumni of Booth’s Executive MBA Program in Asia.“Tandean was able to apply his Booth MBA education to expanding his already successful business. This most generous commitment from Tandean will secure the future of Booth’s social enterprise activities,” said Doug Skinner, Chicago Booth interim dean and Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Accounting. “Our students and alumni are becoming increasingly interested in using their business training to solve social problems, and the Rustandy Center will serve as the venue for all of our efforts in this area.”Rustandy says his belief in a socially beneficial approach to business was the reason why he donated such a large chunk of change into supporting Chicago Booth’s social impact research and programs.“I’ve been blessed by God so what I have I need to give back–and I want to give to an institution that can create so much–not just for the U.S. but for all the world. That is why I want to give this gift to the University of Chicago and to Booth,” Rustandy said. About the AuthorMax PulciniMax Pulcini is a Philadelphia-based writer and reporter. He has an affinity for Philly sports teams, Super Smash Bros. and cured meats and cheeses. Max has written for Philadelphia-based publications such as Spirit News, Philadelphia City Paper, and Billy Penn, as well as national news outlets like The Daily Beast.View more posts by Max Pulcini Last Updated May 30, 2017 by Max PulciniFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail Chicago Booth EMBA Alum Gift Expands Social Innovation