About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Argentina boss Scanoli reveals Aguero not involved in full Man City trainingby Freddie Taylor11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArgentina boss Lionel Scaloni has claimed that Sergio Aguero often sits out of full training at Manchester City.Aguero has been involved in most of City’s games this season, managing eight goals in as many games this term.But he is carrying an injury, according to his international boss.Scaloni spoke about Aguero and said to reporters: “Sergio Aguero is not here because he’s been carrying a problem and has not been training 100 per cent with his club.”It is unclear what injury is troubling Aguero and whether he will be fit for his club’s next Premier League game after the international break.The 31-year-old is still one of the key players at the Etihad Stadium club, and will be needed if City are to catch up on the eight point deficit to Liverpool in the Premier League table.
The National Works Agency (NWA) will be undertaking major road upgrading works between Eastwood Park Road and Manor Park in St. Andrew. The project will include improvements where Constant Spring Road intersects with Red Hills Road, West Kings House Road, Dunrobin Avenue, Shortwood Road, West Avenue and Oaklands, Immaculate Conception and Constant Spring Tax Office and Olivier Road. The National Works Agency (NWA) will be undertaking major road upgrading works between Eastwood Park Road and Manor Park in St. Andrew.The 3.5 kilometres of roadway will be widened to accommodate four lanes of traffic, new management solutions and improved pedestrian facilities.Manager, Communication and Customer Service at NWA, Stephen Shaw, told JIS News that the project is aimed at reducing traffic congestion, which is a major problem for commuters along Constant Spring Road and motorists travelling to Kingston from the parishes of St. Mary and Portland.“The Constant Spring Road is one of the major roads in the Corporate Area and it is really oversaturated right now. The number of motor vehicles that we see on a daily basis is about 30,000. It is way over capacity, and so we want to add capacity to the road. It requires us moving from what we now have, which is two lanes, to four lanes; and so at the end of all of this, when we shall have completed the work, we expect to see a more efficient flow,” he explained.Mr. Shaw was speaking to JIS News at a stakeholders meeting held at the Karram-Speid Auditorium, Merl Grove High School, located on Constant Spring Road on Wednesday, November 29.“We expect to see less congestion, improvement in travel times, we expect to see persons getting to work in a more efficient way – much quicker, and also getting home from work in a quicker way,” he added.Mr. Shaw said there are serious traffic snares along Manor Park heading towards Long Lane all the way to Stony Hill, and this has caused issues for persons who work in the commercial hub of Kingston.“We really want to ensure that persons can get to work and get home from work in a more efficient way,” he said.He said that in addition to commuters, businesses along Constant Spring Road will benefit from the road expansion.“Business will benefit in a significant way from their employees coming to work in a more refreshed way, having had more rest at home,” he pointed out.Mr. Shaw told JIS News that the timeline for the project will be announced to the public soon.“Right now, we are dealing with some of the nuts and bolts. The contract price has been determined. We are awaiting some word from the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation as to a date for the contracts to be signed, and as soon as that contract is signed, then we will be in a position to indicate a start date and end date for the project,” he said.The project will include improvements where Constant Spring Road intersects with Red Hills Road, West Kings House Road, Dunrobin Avenue, Shortwood Road, West Avenue and Oaklands, Immaculate Conception and Constant Spring Tax Office and Olivier Road.There will be new signalised intersections where Constant Spring Road intersects with Mannings Hill Road, Constant Spring Terrace and Hillman Road, Clifton Boulevard, Manor Centre, Manor Park circulation, Stilwell Road and Long Lane.Central Avenue will become a one-way corridor, and a temporary bridge will be created within the Manor Park circulation.Mr. Shaw said that sewer lines will also be upgraded. “It is going to be an integrated project to include water, sewer and road, so what we want to happen, is that at the end of the process, we won’t have a situation where Constant Spring Road becomes an issue where we have a sewer system that is failing or waterlines that are defective.“We want to have all of these things taken out of the way, so when we are finished the work, there will be no form of interruption.”Approximately 88 parcels of land will be affected by the expansion, and Mr. Shaw said that negotiations are under way with the property owners.“We have been going through with the National Land Agency (NLA) to try and conclude as many of these matters as is possible. We have concluded some of the agreements,” Mr. Shaw said. Manager, Communication and Customer Service at NWA, Stephen Shaw, told JIS News that the project is aimed at reducing traffic congestion, which is a major problem for commuters along Constant Spring Road and motorists travelling to Kingston from the parishes of St. Mary and Portland. Story Highlights
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: Delhi Police has arested four men fom Hazrat Nnizamuddin area for betting on IPL matches.At about 10 pm on April 9, Police team raided room number 307 of a Hotel at Jangpura. They found four persons watching the IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders and updating the rates, while maintaining the win and loss records through mobile phones. They were using one phone for obtaining on-line rates and other phones for passing on information to the punters and seeking bets. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThese persons were identified as Harish Arora (31 years old and resident of Pant Nagar), Nav Karan Singh (25 years old and resident of Lajpat Nagar-I), Ashish Mangal (21 years old and resident of Sarai kale Khan), and Gurbej Chhabra (36 years old and resident of Faridabad). A case under section 3/4/5 of Delhi Gambling Act, 1955 was registered. “During sustained interrogation, accused persons disclosed that in order to earn quick money they all planned to run a betting racket during the IPL. Accused Gurbhej Chabbra was well-versed with the betting system and was previously arrested in a gambling case in 2007. Accused persons used to book a hotel room during the IPL match and used to operate from their only,” said Chinmoy Biswal, DCP (South-East). Accused used to take bets from their clients and were using Betting Assistant I-Book software on their laptops that kept a record of those placing bets and the financial transactions.
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.
The Everton Marco Silva was unhappy after receiving a goal and then seeing how Kurt Zouma was sent off.A single goal by Andre Gay gave Watford the 1-0 victory over Everton in the English Premier League on Saturday.And the Blues are now in the ninth position of the table with 33 points, after only nine wins, six draws and 12 defeats.This has led coach Marco Silva very frustrated.“When you do not achieve the result and do not score goals with the chances we created, it is a big frustration for us,” Silva told the club’s official website.“The first half was balanced, they created one good chance and we had a very good chance with Cenk Tosun.”“Second half was the same again. They started to create more problems with their long balls,” he commented.“I felt Andre Gomes and Gana were getting tired after we played on Wednesday night. Watford had one week to prepare for the game.”“I changed Andre and was preparing to put on Bernard when they scored,” Silva continued.“We reacted [to going behind].”Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“We had two balls off the bar and one clear chance for Dominic,” the manager said.“We created enough chances to score but were not effective [with our finishing]. Sometimes in these moments, something can happen – but it is only us who can work more to change things.”“When you play away and create the chances we did – and clear chances in some moments – we have to be more effective,” the Everton boss commented.“In one moment they will start to go in and we’ll start to win matches.”“But there is just one way: work more, become more confident and look forward and try to change things,” he added.“It is a good moment to rest the players, then bring them back to prepare for the next match against Cardiff and the derby against Liverpool.”💬 | The boss delivers his post-match verdict: A frustrating afternoon. #EFCawayday— Everton (@Everton) February 9, 2019
Recommended for you The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #MagneticMedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 22, 2016 – New Deputy Commissioner of Police, Marc Callaghan has resigned, and Magnetic Media learned that since yesterday the Commissioner began advertising the vacancy within the ranks of his officers. Our news room reached out to the Governor’s Office and the TCI Police Force today and received confirmation on the resignation, but no word on why Callaghan, who was announced in February and joined the TCI Police as the Deputy in March, is leaving so soon. The Commissioner said he will advertise the job, but our sources say there is already a notice internally about the opening. The Commissioner also today reported that there is a team of police officers from the Bermuda Police Service called in to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting of a 17 year old alleged suspect in Grand Turk on December 10, 2016. Commissioner, James Smith explained that the matter is viewed with the ‘utmost seriousness.’ Related Items:#magneticmedianews The boy, was found at Epic Corporate Establishment around 4:30am; he reportedly received non-life threatening injuries in the police involved shooting and is charged on suspicion of burglary. ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting
At 2:00 p.m., the Avenue of Flags will happen once more at the Soldotna City Cemetery, and also in Seward at 11 a.m., at the Seward American Legion Cemetery. The Avenue of Flags will be held at the Kenai City Cemetery at 10:30 a.m., followed by a memorial service beginning at noon at the Leif Hansen Memorial Park. This year on Monday, May 28th, Memorial Day will have many local services. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享From traditional ceremonies to new initiatives, local American Legions and Legion Family members in Kenai, Soldotna and Seward hold Memorial Day Services each year to remember those who have served. VFW Post 10046 Commander John Walker: “The weekend is for remembering those service members that are no longer with us.” According to the National Moment of Remembrance Act, passed in 2000, Americans are asked to pause whatever they are doing at 3 p.m., local time to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms of the United States of America.
Share FBIA sketch of the Golden State Killer, an individual associated with a spree of rapes and killings between 1976 and 1986. On Tuesday, police arrested Joseph James DeAngelo and named him as the suspect.A day after authorities announced the arrest of the suspected Golden State Killer, a few details have come into focus.A can of dog repellant and a hammer from a suburban Sacramento Pay N’ Save: the things that Joseph James DeAngelo shoplifted in 1979, costing him his job as a police officer in Auburn, Calif.The coins and small items that the man then called the East Area Rapist would take during his attacks.The as-yet-unidentified item discarded by DeAngelo that had a sample of his DNA on it — enough to provide the evidence leading to his arrest.The FBI posters seeking information about a white man with blond or light brown hair and an athletic build, sketched many decades ago — now with “Captured” emblazoned in red.The 72-year-old from Citrus Heights, Calif., has now been charged with eight murders in three California counties. Police suspect he committed at least four other murders and about 50 rapes.The crimes terrorized Sacramento in the late 1970s, FBI case agent Marcus Knutson said in a 2016 video.“If you lived in Sacramento during that time frame, you have a story of what happened and where you were and what was going on,” Knutson said. “Everybody knows about East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer here in Sacramento. During that time frame, everybody was in fear. We had people sleeping with shotguns. We had people purchasing dogs. I think locksmiths’ business went way out of control because of the fact that everyone was changing locks on their doors.”So, who is Joseph DeAngelo? According to The Sacramento Bee:DeAngelo was born in New York state and graduated from high school east of Sacramento. He enlisted in the Navy and fought in Vietnam, then returned and got a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.From 1973 to 1976, he worked as a police officer in Exeter, Calif., close to the city of Visalia, which in 1974 and 1975 was terrorized by 85 burglaries and a murder, a series of crimes attributed to a perpetrator known as the Visalia Ransacker.In 1976, DeAngelo became a police officer in Auburn, Calif., until his termination for shoplifting. He married in 1973, later divorced, and was living with a daughter and granddaughter until he was arrested this week.Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office/APJoseph James DeAngelo, 72, was arrested this week.“The time frame of the crimes supports that the suspect was a police officer when he committed some of these crimes,” said Sean Ragan, special agent in charge of the FBI Sacramento office, according to the Los Angeles Times.The Bee compiled a long list of the crimes associated with the Golden State Killer — or as he was previously known, the East Area Rapist or the Original Night Stalker. The majority of the rapes occurred in the years while DeAngelo was a police officer, but from the December 1979 to May 1986, 10 people in California were killed in murders later tied to the East Area Rapist.In 2011, the Times reported that new DNA technology had allowed authorities to connect the spree of rapes Northern California with the killings in Southern California.The search for Golden State Killer picked up renewed intensity in 2016, when Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert helped create a task force to find him. The FBI offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer.“If he is still alive, the killer would now be approximately 60 to 75 years old,” the FBI said at the time. “He is described as a white male, close to six feet tall, with blond or light brown hair and an athletic build. He may have an interest or training in military or law enforcement techniques, and he was proficient with firearms.”Writer Michelle McNamara became obsessed with the case, and she started the True Crime Diary website. Earlier this year, McNamara’s posthumously published book on her search for the killer, I’ll Be Gone In The Dark, became a bestseller. It’s slated to be turned into an HBO docuseries.Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said they used DNA evidence from a discarded item to link DeAngelo with samples the killer had left behind years ago.Schubert said there was a break in the case six days ago, but authorities haven’t yet revealed how they came to suspect the former police officer, who retired last year after 27 years working in a supermarket distribution warehouse. A man who worked with him for years told the Bee that the DeAngelo was “a regular joe” — except that he never smiled.Neighbors told the Bee differing accounts of whether DeAngelo seemed normal, but many mentioned he had a very short temper. His recent criminal record shows nothing major, according to the Times.Police waited outside DeAngelo’s house for days, monitoring the retiree’s movements, The Associated Press reports. Authorities finally moved in and arrested him without incident at his home in the Sacramento suburb of Citrus Heights.DeAngelo told the officers that he had a roast in the oven, and they told him they’d take care of it.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
Forty-two athletes will represent the Cardinals at the meet, 23 on the women’s side and 19 on the men’s side. At the 2018 Indoor Championships, the Cardinal women earned the highest ACC indoor finish in program history by tying for third place, while the men finished in seventh place. Live Results Thursday will feature the pentathlon and the first four events of the heptathlon. Addie Wanner will be competing in the pentathlon for the Cardinals, while Dominic McClinton, Clay Moss, and Aaron Johnson will be competing in the heptathlon. The top three finishers in each event will earn first-team All-ACC honors, while finishers 4-6 will be earn second-team All-ACC honors. Victoria Farley, Rashida Harris and Forrest will open the final day of competition at noon. in the women’s weight throw. The final rounds of sprint and distance running events will take place on Saturday. The meet will conclude with Kameron Jones, Martice Moore, Sterling Warner and Anthony Crandon competing for the Cardinals in the 4x400m relay. Field events will begin Friday afternoon with the men’s high jump. Gabriela Leon, the school record holder in indoor pole vault, will compete at 5 p.m. Coming off her personal-best performance of 22.18m/72-09.25 at the Hoosier Hills Invitational, 2018 ACC Indoor Champion Makenli Forrest will compete in the women’s weight throw at 5 p.m. On the track, Dorcas Wasike looks to repeat as an ACC Champion in the 5,000m. She will run at 1 p.m. Louisville sprinters and distance runners will also compete in the preliminary rounds of their events Friday afternoon. Story Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville track and field team travels to Blacksburg, Va. to compete at the ACC Indoor Conference Championships this weekend. Competition kicks off on Thursday and will run through Saturday. Friday and Saturday’s events will be televised on ESPNU and WatchESPN. Print Friendly Version
Aakashan is a fusion of Australian and Indian traditional aerial acrobatics arts. The show was developed and directed by Catherine Daniel an Australian physical theater practitioner in collaboration with Indian choreographer Vikram Mohan, Carly Sheppard, an indigenous Australian contemporary and tradition dancer and the Kalakar Trust.Aakashan was presented and performed by young artists who belong to traditional artist families having low- income backgrounds. The show’s daring aerial acrobatics feats performed include the aptly named gazelle split, half angel, mermaid, bow and arrow & sleeping beauty. All these elements require incredible stamina and endurance to perform. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Speaking on the occasion Sterre Sharma, founder Kalakar Trust said, ‘I am proud that the youngsters in this show showed the strength to succeed in spite of the challenges they have faced every day of their life.’Founded by 1992 by Sharma, The Kalakar Trust has grown to benefit more than 1200 families of mostly puppeteers, dancers, musicians, acrobats, and magicians. The funding for the Trust comes from the sale of Sharma’s paintings. The basic aim of the Trust is to keep the traditional art of these communities alive by providing education, health services, drinking water, income generation arts and community management.The Kalakar Trust is an NGO working for the up-liftment of underprivileged artists living in Delhi slums. The major project is in Katputli colony, West Delhi. The basic aim of the trust is to keep the traditional art of these communities alive by providing education, health services, drinking water, income generation arts and community management.
Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now » 3 min read The uproar over the surveillance practices of the National Security Agency has taken center stage in Washington, but for the majority of internet users, advertisers are more feared than the government, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.Almost 9 in 10 internet users, or 86 percent of Pew survey respondents, report having taken steps to wipe away or hide their digital whereabouts. Practices include everything from clearing one’s browser history to using a public computer to be able to browse anonymously. And 55 percent of survey respondents have taken actions those actions to clear their internet history to avoid specific people, organizations or the government, the report says.Related: How to Avoid Getting Hacked (Infographic)Unsurprisingly, internet users say their top threat online is hackers and criminals. Their second most avoided foe are advertisers, with 28 percent of survey respondents saying they have attempted to hide from advertisers online. Nineteen percent of users said they wanted to avoid people from their past and specific friends. Meanwhile, only 5 percent of respondents attribute their attempts to be covert on the internet to avoiding the government.Even as they take steps to cover their digital tracks, however, many internet users know that in this age of hacking, nothing is really ever gone.Related: Surge in Mobile Banking Creates a Security Gap That’s a ‘Wild West’ for Fraudsters“Users clearly want the option of being anonymous online and increasingly worry that this is not possible,” Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet said in a statement. “Their concerns apply to an entire ecosystem of surveillance. In fact, they are more intent on trying to mask their personal information from hackers, advertisers, friends and family members than they are trying to avoid observation by the government.”’Internet users fret about their personal identity being uncovered online because the chances are decently high that either they or somebody they know have suffered a consequence. Here is a look at what survey respondents report having suffered:21 percent of internet users have had an email or social networking account violated or taken over12 percent have been stalked or harassed online11 percent have personal information stolen, including such their Social Security Number, credit card, or bank account information6 percent have lost money after being the victim of an online scam6 percent have had their reputation damaged because of an online faux pas4 percent have experienced physical danger as a result of online activityThe survey from Washington, D.C.-based Pew Research Center included responses from 792 internet users, all of whom were surveyed between July 11 and 14 on the telephone by the Princeton Survey Research Associates.Related: How Google, Apple, Facebook and Others Use Your Personal Data (Infographic) September 5, 2013 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals
Linkerd 2.0 is now generally available. Linkerd is a transparent proxy that adds service discovery, routing, failure handling, and visibility to modern software applications. Linkerd 2.0 brings two significant changes. First, Linkerd 2.0 is completely rewritten to to be faster and smaller than Linkerd 1.x. Second, Linkerd moves beyond the service mesh model to running on a single service. It also comes with a focus on minimal configuration, a modular control plane design, and UNIX-style CLI tools. Let’s understand what each of these changes mean. Smaller and Faster Linkerd has undergone a complete change to become faster and smaller than its predecessor. Linkerd 2.0’s data plane is comprised of ultralight Rust proxies which consume around 10mb of RSS and have a p99 latency of Service sidecar design It also adopts a modern service sidecar design from the traditional service mesh model. The traditional service mesh model has two major problems. First, they add a significant layer of complexity to the tech stack. Second they are designed to meet the needs of platform owners undermining the service owners. Linkerd 2.0’s service sidecar design offers a solution to both. It allows platform owners to build out a service mesh incrementally, one service at a time, to provide security and reliability that a full service mesh provides. More importantly, Linkerd 2.0 addresses the needs of service owners directly with its service sidecar model to its focus on diagnostics and debugging. Linkerd 2.0 at its core is a service sidecar, running on a single service without requiring cluster-wide installation. Even without having a whole Kubernetes cluster, developers can run Linkerd and get: Instant Grafana dashboards of a service’s success rates, latencies, and throughput A topology graph of incoming and outgoing dependencies A live view of requests being made to your service Improved, latency-aware load balancing Installation Installing Linkerd 2.0 on a service requires no configuration or code changes. You can try Linkerd 2.0 on a Kubernetes 1.9+ cluster in 60 seconds by running: curl https://run.linkerd.io/install | sh Also check out the full Getting Started Guide. Linkerd 2.0 is also hosted on GitHub. Read Next Google Cloud hands over Kubernetes project operations to CNCF, grants $9M in GCP credits. Kubernetes 1.11 is here! VMware Kubernetes Engine (VKE) launched to offer Kubernetes-as-a-Service.
Holland America brings back Ryndam name for its newest ship Travelweek Group Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Monday, April 8, 2019 Share SEATTLE — Holland America Line’s next Pinnacle Class ship will be called Ryndam, making it the fourth ship in the company’s history to carry the name.The new build is due for delivery in May 2021.Ryndam will be similar to sister ships Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam, measuring 99,500 tons and carrying 2,662 guests. As the third in the series, Ryndam will feature enhanced Pinnacle Class amenities and innovations, says the cruise line.“Holland America Line honours the timeless tradition of cruising while also embracing new innovations for today’s travellers, and the name Ryndam reflects the unique history of this company while honoring previous ships that were progressive in their time as this last Ryndam will be,” says Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford. “From the first Ryndam more than 100 years ago to the most recent, the namesake ships have been beloved by our guests. The next Ryndam will bring new life to one of the most notable series of vessels in our history.”The steel cutting for Ryndam, signifying the official beginning of the building process, took place March 13 at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Italy. This will be the 17th ship constructed for Holland America Line by the Italian shipbuilder, which most recently delivered Nieuw Statendam.The first Ryndam was part of the Holland America Line fleet from 1901 to 1929, starting as Rijndam before receiving the English spelling in 1923. In 1927 Ryndam I became the first Holland America Line ship to sail a world cruise, although it was chartered as a floating school at sea for that voyage. The second Ryndam served from 1951 to 1973, and the third sailed in the fleet from 1993 through 2015, when it was transferred to sister brand P&O Australia and now cruises as Pacific Aria. Tags: Holland America Line, New Ship
Virgin Media has added 11 new live channels to its cloud-based Virgin TV Anywhere entertainment service.The channels consist of four ITV networks, four A+E Networks UK channels and three Viacom networks and take the total number of channels available on the service to 75.The introduction of ITV, ITV 2, ITV 3 and ITV 4 means that viewers can watch shows including Coronation Street and Britain’s Got Talent on the move. The A+E Networks channels are History, H2, Bio, and CI, which air shows like American Pickers and Dance Moms.The Viacom channels, which were previously available on computers only but are now also available to stream on tablets, are MTV, Nickelodeon and Nick Jr.Virgin TV Anywhere is available online to all Virgin TV customers, and through mobile and tablet apps for Virgin TiVo customers. The apps offer extra tools like remote recording options and are currently available for iOS devices, with Android due to follow later this year.
Set-top box and wireless networking specialits AirTies has launched a miniature portable wireless set-top box that it will showcase at the forthcoming IBC show in September.The portable box, the Air 7405, which measures 10 x 10cm, can be attached wireless to an IP gateway and moved from room to room. It features an RF remote control and home automation capabilities to enable remote programming and is portable enough to take on holiday or to a neighbour’s house, according to AirTies.The box, which is now available for trial, is based on the Broadcom 7250 System-on-a-chip (SOC) chipset with 5K DMIPS CPU, an HEVC decoder, and USB 3.0. the devices comes with built-in 2×2 802.11ac wireless connectivity, operating at 2.4 or 5GHz frequencies, together with AirTies Mesh Technology, enabling self-installation and extending its coverage, according to AirTies.
Former Sky and Lovefilm executive Nick James and former Zodiak Media chiefs Rod Henwood and Marc Antoine d’Halluin are creating an SVOD service for quiz show fans.The trio have created Inquisitive Media (stylised InQuisiTiVe Media), whose interactive on-demand service IQTV is first launching in the UK before an international rollout follows.D’Halluin left Zodiak upon its merger with Banijay Group two years ago and later turned up at France’s M7 Group as chairman.Rod HenwoodFormer Zodiak UK boss Henwood took on the same role at the merged business, but exited Banijay UK in 2016.Henwood is chairman of the company, with James and d’Halluin co-founders.Programming deals have been struck with BBC Worldwide, Channel 4 and Banijay Rights, allowing subscribers to watch a variety of game shows such as Mastermind, Celebrity Mastermind, A Question of Genius, Only Connect, The Weakest LinkAt launch in July, IQTV will cost £3.49 (€3.93) per month. The first month will be offered free.There is interactive playalong technology built in to the service, meaning viewers can compete in individual episodes.Henwood told DTVE sister title TBI he and the co-founders have financed the company along with unnamed personal connections, and that a new funding round will happen “just before or after launch to support more marketing investment”.“This is a unique proposition in the world of SVOD, addressing an important gap in the market. Intelligent quiz shows represent an attractive, untapped genre for a niche SVOD service,” he said in a statement. “They have significant and very loyal audiences, their brands are enduring, their hosts are highly recognisable with a strong social media following, and they have had a relatively limited airing on multi-channel television.“While there has been a well-documented focus on scripted content and millennial audiences, older viewers and non-scripted passion genres represent a real gap in the VOD landscape.”BBC Worldwide UK television sales and business development director Jonathan Newman said: “SVOD is the perfect medium for harnessing the potential for re-discovery and celebration of classic content; this new venture promises to demonstrate exactly that.”Karla Berry, Channel 4’s transactional distribution manager, sold classic British gameshow Countdown – the first show to air on the terrestrial channel in November 1982 – to Inquisitive.“Through our agreement with IQTV we’re delighted that true gameshow fans in the UK and the Republic of Ireland can discover and play along to classic episodes and comedic moments made famous by the much-loved Richard Whiteley and his number crunching co-host Carol Vorderman.”
(Interviewed by Louis James, Editor, International Speculator) L: Doug, after conversations like the one we had last week, we often get letters from angry readers who accuse you of hating America, disloyalty, and perhaps even treason. These people don’t know or understand what I do about you – that you love the idea that was America. It’s the United State it has become for which you have nothing but contempt. Perhaps we should try to explain this to them? Doug: I doubt it would work; it’s a tough row to hoe, trying to explain things to people who are so set in their thinking that they truly and literally don’t want to hear anything that might threaten their notions. A person who feels threatened by ideas and who responds with emotion is acting irrationally. How can we have a discussion with someone whose emotion trumps their reason? How do we even begin to untangle the thinking of people who will gather this week to give thanks for the bounty produced by freedom and hard work – the famous puritan work ethic – by eating a turkey bought with food stamps? But we can outline the ideas, for the record. L: I’ll bring a copy if they ever do put you on trial for thoughtcrime – which is frighteningly close to being real these days and called treason to boot. Doug: It’s not just close; it’s here. Just try telling an unapproved joke in a security line in an airport these days. L: True enough. Where to begin? Doug: At the beginning. America was founded as a confederation of independent countries – that’s what a state is. Or was, in our language. The original United States of America was a confederation of countries that banded together for protection against larger and more powerful countries they feared might be hostile. This is not a disputed interpretation of history, but as solid a fact as the study of history produces – and yet a largely neglected one. L: We did cover this ground briefly in our conversations on the Civil War and the Constitution. Doug: So we did… the short version being that the US Constitution was essentially a coup; the delegates to what we now call the Constitutional Convention were not empowered to replace the existing government – only to improve upon the Articles of Confederation between the then-independent states. The framers of the Constitution drafted it with the notion of a national government already in place, but calmed fears of loss of state sovereignty by calling the new government the “United States of America” – a verbal sleight of hand that worked for over half a century. Then the southern states decided to exercise what these words imply; their right to leave the union. While slavery was and is a wholesale criminal activity I object to in every way possible, the southern states did have the right to secede, both legally and ethically. But the question was settled by force, not reason, and the wrong side won. L: Another coup? Doug: More like an exposure of the first one for the whole world to see. But by then it was way too late. Despite this, the relative freedom of the US – because it was for many years far freer than other countries – made it possible for artists, engineers, inventors, and businesspeople to flourish and create a society more wealthy and powerful than any the world had ever seen. This is what I call the idea of America – the America That Was. But the seeds of destruction were already sown at the very beginning – with the Alien and Sedition Acts being perhaps the first highly visible step in the wrong direction. Then came the forceful assertion of one national government, with states reduced to administrative regions via the War of Southern Secession, from 1861-’65. I’m no fan of state governments, incidentally, but at least they’re smaller and closer to their subjects than the federal government. Another major step in the wrong direction occurred with the Spanish-American War of 1898, where the US acquired an overseas empire by force. The next major step downhill was the creation of the Federal Reserve and the income tax, both in 1913, just in time for World War I. It took time for these things to make the system crash, because it was still a fairly free economy. L: But crash it did in 1929… Doug: Yes. And it led to the Great Depression of 1929-’46, which lasted so long entirely because of the unmitigated disaster of the New Deal (which we discussed recently). The New Deal injected socialist-fascist ideas into mainstream American thought like a poisonous acid, corrupting the heart of the idea of America that once made the place great. The process was completed with Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society, which really established the basis of the welfare-warfare state. It truly set the stage for the total ethical, economic, social, political, and even military disaster now unfolding before our eyes. Still, the beating heart of the idea of America – which is to say both social and economic freedom – took time to corrupt. Like a strong man who doesn’t know he’s headed for a heart attack, American culture didn’t really peak until the 1950s. The bullet-finned 1959 Cadillac is a symbol of this peak, in my mind. L: Then we had Johnson and his “guns and butter” policy – War in Vietnam and War on Poverty at the same time – followed by tricky Dick kicking the last leg out of under the stool by taking the dollar off an even theoretical gold standard. Doug: Yes. Nixon was arguably even a worse President than Johnson, with the devaluation of the dollar in 1971 and his creation of the War on Drugs. Things have spiraled out of control since then. In The Casey Report, we’ve written reams about these last decades and how they led to and shaped what’s happening now. But I have to say, the focus has been largely financial. L: Which is as it should be, in a publication designed to help investors navigate these turbulent times. Doug: Yes, but the corruption goes way beyond that, beyond even the senseless wars and idiotic foreign policy we discussed last week. America, once the land of the brave and the home of the free, is well on its way to becoming a police state – worse than any we’ve seen in the past, including the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. L: How could it get worse than that? Doug: Because Big Brother has better technology now, allowing possible manipulation and control of the population that Stalin and Hitler never dreamed of. And because the US used to be such a great place, a lot of people have been tricked into believing it’s the same as it was. But there’s no more resemblance between the America of old and the US of today than there was between the Rome of the Republic and the Rome of the later emperors. Furthermore, most Americans have conflated the government with society. They’re not only different things, but often antithetical. L: I thought you said you’re an optimist! Doug: I am. But that’s for the survivors who make it through the wringer the global economy – and every person on this planet – is about to go through. I keep telling you that the coming Greater Depression is going to be even worse than I think it is. You may think I’m joking, but I’m not. I do think that, primarily for reasons we discussed in our conversation on technology, what comes next will not only be even better than I imagine, it will be better than I can imagine… but first we have to go through the wringer. I see no way around it. I truly don’t. L: Okay, I know you believe that. Can you substantiate the police-state claim? Doug: Well, rather than give you anecdotal evidence – of which there are masses more each day – let me refer to a rather perceptive blog post by a George Washington law professor named Jonathan Turley, titled 10 Reasons Why the US Is No Longer the Land of the Free. I’m sure I don’t see everything the way the professor does, but the list struck me as quite accurate and very important for people to understand. L: I’m sure I don’t want to hear this, but okay, shoot. Doug: [Chuckles] Maybe you don’t, but I know you value the truth. These points underline something I’ve said for years: the Bill of Rights is a completely dead letter. It’s essentially meaningless and rarely even gets the benefit of lip service. Quoting it will result in derision, if not arrest as a dangerous radical. Frankly, I didn’t think the civil liberties situation could get worse than it was under Cheney-Bush, but it has. Obama has repealed none of what they did – and added more. So, let’s go through the list. First: Assassination of U.S. citizens: “President Obama has claimed, as President George W. Bush did before him, the right to order the killing of any citizen considered a terrorist or an abettor of terrorism.” Of course the very concept of terrorism is highly malleable, with over 100 definitions floating about – as we’ve discussed. But apart from that, it’s now accepted that the president and his minions have the right to kill almost anyone. This conceit will get completely out of control after the next real or imagined major terrorist incident. L: This reminds me of the extraordinary powers given to government agents to battle the War On Some Drugs – like the RICO statutes – which have now been turned against ordinary citizens who have nothing to do with the drug trade. Doug: Exactly. Once you give the state a power – for whatever good reason you imagine it needs it – it will use that power for whatever those in charge feel is in their interests. And those in charge are never saints. Next: Indefinite detention: “Under the law signed last month, terrorism suspects are to be held by the military; the president also has the authority to indefinitely detain citizens accused of terrorism.” This was a precedent set by Guantánamo, where scores of the accused continue to rot without even a kangaroo-court trial. Arbitrary justice: “The president now decides whether a person will receive a trial in the federal courts or in a military tribunal, a system that has been ridiculed around the world for lacking basic due process protections. Bush claimed this authority in 2001, and Obama has continued the practice.” As the government becomes more powerful, it’s completely predictable that everything – including the justice system – will become ever more politicized. And government very rarely relinquishes a power it’s gained. I particularly like the Supreme Court ruling in April 2012 that allows anyone who’s arrested for anything – including littering or jaywalking – to be strip-searched. L: Note to readers: you can’t hear Doug’s voice, but I assure you that his use of the word “like” is sarcastic. Doug: Just so. Moving right along: Warrantless searches: “The president may now order warrantless surveillance, including a new capability to force companies and organizations to turn over information on citizens’ finances, communications and associations. Bush acquired this sweeping power under the Patriot Act in 2001, and in 2011, Obama extended the power, including searches of everything from business documents to library records.” Privacy is now a completely dead concept, from both a legal and a practical point of view. If you want to retain privacy, you now have no alternative to relocating outside the US. L: Or any advanced Western country. I’ve read that there are more surveillance cameras per square mile in London than anywhere else. Doug: I’ve heard that too. The opposite being true in rural Argentina is one of the things I like about it. Back to the list: Secret evidence: “The government now routinely uses secret evidence to detain individuals and employs secret evidence in federal and military courts. It also forces the dismissal of cases against the United States by simply filing declarations that the cases would make the government reveal classified information that would harm national security…” “National security” essentially amounts to nothing more than government security, which amounts to cover for the individuals in the government. Nazi Germany and the USSR were national-security states. As I’ve tried to explain in the past, once a critical mass is reached, it’s impossible to reform a government. I believe we’ve reached that state in the US. War crimes: “The world clamored for prosecutions of those responsible for waterboarding terrorism suspects during the Bush administration, but the Obama administration said in 2009 that it would not allow CIA employees to be investigated or prosecuted for such actions. This gutted not just treaty obligations but the Nuremberg principles of international law.” Torture by field operatives under the stress of combat is one thing; torture as official policy is something else again. But torture is now accepted in the US. Worse, there are far more serious war crimes than torture being committed in the name of the US that are going unpunished. L: This is, after all, a far darker version of the same US government that deliberately infected black US citizens with syphilis just to see what would happen, and sent US citizens of Japanese descent to concentration camps during WWII. Doug: Exactly. The next point is: Secret court: “The government has increased its use of the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which has expanded its secret warrants to include individuals deemed to be aiding or abetting hostile foreign governments or organizations. In 2011, Obama renewed these powers, including allowing secret searches of individuals who are not part of an identifiable terrorist group.” You no longer live in a free country when there’s zero privacy for citizens, but 100% secrecy for the government and those it employs. Immunity from judicial review: “Like the Bush administration, the Obama administration has successfully pushed for immunity for companies that assist in warrantless surveillance of citizens, blocking the ability of citizens to challenge the violation of privacy.” The government has outsourced some of its functions – not least the use of contractors in war zones. Increasingly, being associated with the government gives you a “get out of jail free” card. In the USSR they called this a “krisha” – a roof. Continual monitoring of citizens: “The Obama administration has successfully defended its claim that it can use GPS devices to monitor every move of targeted citizens without securing any court order or review.” Bad as this is, it’s just one example. There’s also the use of domestic drones, and hundreds of thousands of cameras that take pictures of everyone everywhere. Extraordinary renditions: “The government now has the ability to transfer both citizens and noncitizens to another country under a system known as extraordinary rendition, which has been denounced as using other countries, such as Syria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Pakistan, to torture suspects.” Yes, if someone is kidnapped, there’s plausible deniability if the torturing is done abroad by a third party. And they’re likely to have even fewer compunctions. L: That’s a pretty depressing list, Doug. Doug: And this is just the beginning. As I’ve said before, I don’t call the shots – just try to tell the truth as I see it. The point is that you couldn’t assemble a list like this even 15 years ago. But now it’s part of the firmament. Worse, it’s going to grow. As the economy turns down over the next few years, the people – acting like scared chimpanzees – will ask the government to “do something.” And it will. The trend is going hyperbolic. L: I can’t argue… and I agree it is not likely to be stopped. So if this is a sure trend, are there investment implications? Doug: This just goes to reinforce what I’ve been saying for some time. As great as a US citizen’s risk is in the marketplace these days, the greatest single risk to their wealth and health is the government. People simply must internationalize to diversify their political risk. I can’t stress that strongly enough. L: Would you go so far as to say that being a taxpayer in the US now is like being a Jew in Germany in the mid-1930s? Doug: That’s a good analogy. It’s costly and upsetting to uproot, but the risk if you don’t is unimaginably worse. And I would warn people in other countries to take the same precautions. All of these nation-states are dying dinosaurs that will cause a lot of damage as they thrash about in their death throes. No place is completely safe, but you improve your odds by not putting your eggs all in one basket. L: Okay, I guess we’ve covered that plenty of times. Is there a “police-state play” – any investments one could make before the new Iron Curtain slams down? Handcuff manufacturers? Doug: Nah – they have those plastic zip-binder things now; they’re so cheap that I doubt the manufacturer can even make big money in volume. But I do remember a speech I attended in the ’90s given by William Bennett, the ex-Drug Czar, who recommended investing in prisons. I excoriated him as a sociopath at that meeting – but he was right. However, that ship has sailed; it’s hard to believe the US can incarcerate more than the current 2.3 million people. Besides, I find it morally offensive to capitalize what I consider to be criminal enterprises. No, for now the only absolutely crystal-clear imperative is as above: You’ve got t have a Plan B ready in case you need to get out of Dodge – and you need it pronto. And to those who will be celebrating Thanksgiving this week, I urge you to remind those you carve the turkey with that it was hard work and the freedom to profit from it that created the bounty the pilgrims celebrated. It was this enterprising spirit and the liberty to exercise it that was the heart of the idea of the America That Was – the idea that made America great. Those corrupt politicians who have been undermining these values for so long, and the willfully ignorant ideologues who support them, are responsible for turning this country into the United (Police) State of America. They should be criticized and opposed at every opportunity. L: Okay, Doug. Thanks for another challenging but enlightening conversation. Doug: My pleasure. On this day before the Thanksgiving holiday, we here at Casey Research want to thank you for being a loyal subscriber to Casey Daily Dispatch. People like you who support our work have enabled us to experience enviable growth (earlier this year, Inc. 5000 magazine – again – listed us among the fastest-growing private businesses in the US). Every year, thousands of investors from around the world grow right along with us by “crisis investing” – making calculated speculations designed to leverage calamities like the one Doug is warning about. At a time when most investors are struggling to make money, subscribers of our oldest and most reputable service are currently sitting on a number of triple-digit gains in select precious-metals companies. 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No one is going to lift a finger to stop them, or utter a word in protest The gold price did little of anything up until noon Hong Kong time—and after that it quietly sold off to just under the $1,300 mark. The two attempts to break back above that price got sold down almost immediately—and after the second sell-off that came just after the London close, gold traded flat for the remainder of the New York session. The high and down price ticks aren’t worth the trouble of looking up. Gold closed the Monday session at $1,296.90 spot, down $5.40 from Friday’s close. Volume, net of April and May, was extremely light at 88,000 contracts. The dollar index closed on Friday at 80.43. It traded pretty flat until around 12:30 p.m Hong Kong time—and then began to head south, hitting its 80.20 low just before 12 o’clock noon in New York. After that it traded almost ruler flat into the close, finishing the Monday session at 80.22—down 21 basis points on the day. The interesting thing to note is that virtually all of the major price declines in all four precious metals occurred between noon in Hong Kong and noon in New York yesterday. It’s a pretty safe call to say that there was absolutely no correlation between the dollar index and precious metal prices yesterday. Like gold and silver, platinum and palladium were under selling pressure for virtually the entire day, with most of the selling pressure really getting started around noon Hong Kong time. Then platinum got hit for $20—and palladium got smoked for over 3% starting shortly after the London close—about the same time as gold and silver got sold down. After the spikes down in their respective prices, they didn’t recover much. And as I hit the ‘send’ button on today’s efforts at 5:28 a.m. EDT, all four precious metals continue to struggle higher as JPMorgan et al throw everything they can at their prices. Gold volume is almost triple what it was about three hours ago. Silver is still above the $20 spot price mark, but struggling. Volume is well over double what it was before this rally started, but still very low all things considered—around 8,300 contracts. The volumes in both silver and gold are almost all confined to their respective current front months—so it’s obvious that the HFT boyz are out in force. Platinum and palladium are still up, but have made little upwards progress since London opened, as even the tiniest rally is being sold down. The dollar index is now a hair below the 80.00 mark—and currently down about 25 basis points from Monday’s close in New York. I haven’t the foggiest idea what price scenarios will greet me when I power up my computer later this morning, but the one thing that is obvious, is that JPMorgan et al have no intentions of letting precious metal prices rise at the moment, as they have obviously drawn a line in the sand here. Could they get over run? Sure, but if they do, it will be—as Ted Butler is wont to say from time to time—the first time it has ever happened. So the odds aren’t lookin’ good. But one of these days it will be different. I’m off to bed. See you here tomorrow. With the gold price, along with the general equity markets, both in the red yesterday, it was a bit of a surprise to see the gold stocks in the green. Of course, once the gold price got smacked back below the $1,300 spot price mark after the London close, down went the gold stocks as well. But, despite that, they continued to rally after that—and closed virtually unchanged—down 0.07%. Sponsor Advertisement Silver got sold off about 15 cents within the first 15 minutes of trading at the Sunday night open in New York. The subsequent ‘rally’ latest until 10 a.m. Hong Kong time—and then it got sold down [unsteadily] to it’s low of the day which came at the noon silver fix in London. The subsequent rally got capped the moment that it hit the $20 spot price mark—shortly after the London close as well—and that was it for the day. The high and low tick were reported by the CME Group as $20.015 and $19.775 in the May contract. Silver finished the day at $19.865 spot, down 9 cents from Friday’s close. Net volume was fumes and vapours at 15,500 contracts. The CME’s Daily Delivery Report showed that 8 gold and 3 silver contracts were posted for delivery within the Comex-approved depositories tomorrow. The Issuers and Stoppers Report isn’t worth linking. I note that there are about 1,300 gold contracts still open in the April delivery month, along with a tiny handful of silver contracts. There were no reported changes in GLD yesterday—and as of 10:36 p.m. yesterday evening, there were no reported changes in SLV, either. There was a decent sales report from the U.S. Mint yesterday. They sold 1,500 troy ounces of gold eagles—3,000 one-ounce 24K gold buffaloes—and 659,500 silver eagles. Over at the Comex-approved depositories on Friday, they reported receiving 37,779 troy ounces of gold, most of which went into the depositories over at HSBC USA. Only 291 troy ounces were reported shipped out. The link to that activity is here. In silver, there was 498,354 troy ounces reported received—and all of it disappeared into the Delaware depository. 39,020 troy ounces shipped out. The link to that action is here. I have a decent number of stories for you today—and I’ll leave the final edit up to you. It’s important to remember that the Mint is producing and selling Silver Eagles at record capacity this year, yet is still, in effect, unable to keep up with demand. This is a familiar circumstance with Silver Eagles over the past few years, a circumstance not witnessed with Gold Eagles in general. Along with the highly unique movements in COMEX warehouse inventories, this is another decidedly physical factor specific to silver. While I don’t know who the big buyer of Silver Eagles may be, certainly we can conclude that the buyer strongly expects higher silver prices in time (no one buys anything investment related with the expectation of lower prices). A subscriber passed along a thought that was already in the back of my mind, namely, that buying Silver Eagles from the Mint might be a way for a big buyer to accumulate physical silver with very little impact on price. I can’t help but think that the COMEX silver warehouse shuffling and extraordinary Silver Eagle sales are two big factors in a developing silver physical story that could [and should] end in pronounced shortage. – Silver analyst Ted Butler: 05 April 2014 Even though volumes in both gold and silver were very light on Monday, it was obvious that there was a seller there to make sure that gold closed below $1,300—and silver below $20 spot. Why platinum got hit—and palladium hammered—certainly had nothing to do with any real-world supply/demand fundamentals that I’m aware of. But, like they are in gold and silver, JPMorgan et al can do pretty much as they please in the precious metal arena, as no one is going to life a finger to stop them, or utter a word in protest. Yesterday’s price action in all four precious metals had their boot prints all over it. Here are the 6-month charts for both gold and silver once again. Nothing has changed as far as Ted’s [and my] opinion of the situation, as the technical set up still indicates that “da boyz” could peel another $100 off the gold price—and a more than a buck off silver. We could also blast off from here as well—and I certainly don’t want to say “This time it’s different”—as that will be the kiss of death for sure. As I said on several occasion last week, the latest being Saturday, that all we can do is wait this out and see what develops. In Far East trading on their Tuesday, all was quiet once again, although prices developed a positive bias right from the open in early morning trading—and volumes were very light, although not quite as light as they were on Monday. That all changed in gold and silver around 1:30 p.m. Hong Kong time, as gold spiked above $1,300 the ounce and silver above $20 the ounce. Platinum and palladium were up a decent amount as well, but their rallies were much more subdued. And as I type this paragraph, London has been open about 35 minutes—and it’s obvious that the prices of both gold and silver are being actively capped, as volumes have exploded—and are up more that 100% from what they were before the price spikes occurred. So it’s obvious that JPMorgan et al are throwing a blizzard of Comex paper at both metal to kill these rallies. The dollar index, which had been trading as flat as the proverbial pancake for most of the Far East trading session, began to head south around 2:45 p.m. Hong Kong time—about 15 minutes before the London open. This is what the Kitco gold chart looked like at 5:25 a.m. EDT. The silver shares followed a similar price/chart pattern, but Nick Laird’s Intraday Silver Sentiment Index closed down a somewhat more substantial 1.18%. Freegold Ventures Limited is a North American gold exploration company with three gold projects in Alaska. Current projects include Golden Summit, Vinasale and Rob. 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