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Elevated Water Levels Causes Minor Flooding In Southcentral

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Many rivers across southcentral continue to be at or near bankfull stages due to the warm weather and glacial melt, according to a release from the National Weather Service. The Kenai River below Skilak Lake is at minor flood stage with water in yards and in one garage, according to the release. Residents and recreationalists along the upper Kenai River should expect bankfull conditions to persist for several days. No major flooding is anticipated, but water levels will reverse their trend and begin to rise again as more rainfall is expected later on this week. Be prepared for localized minor flooding in low lying areas including Primrose Road on the south side of Kenai Lake, debris moving down river and possible erosion. Anyone with boats or other property low on the riverbanks in the area should prepare for significantly rising water levels.last_img read more

POLICE LOG for April 10 2 Drivers Issued Summonses Septic Tank Overflows

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, April 10, 2019:Carol A. Sugalski (55, Marlborough) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Revoked Registration; Uninsured Motor Vehicle; and Speeding. Sugalski was pulled over on Shawsheen Avenue. (9:40am)Tore A. Lynne (42, Salem) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Revoked Registration and Uninsured Motor Vehicle. Lynne’s vehicle had been abandoned in the a parking lot on Jewel Drive for months. (10:30am)The Boutwell Early Childhood Center had a fire drill. (12:35pm)A dump truck towing a trailer stopped prior to crossing Butters Row Bridge. Vehicle was able to turn around and is on his way. (5:29pm)A new homeowner on Lincoln Street reports their septic tank overflowed into their yard. Police notified the Health Inspector. (8:07pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 15: Wilmington Man Arrested; Driver Issued Summonses; Teens Bullying At Plaza?In “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 3 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 9: Police Issue 2 Summonses To Drivers; Windows Kicked In At BusinessIn “Police Log”last_img read more

At CES 2019 LG on juggling AI smarts and protecting our personal

first_img Share your voice 3:01 Smart Home Security Preview • Mycroft wants to be your smart-home’s brain Now playing: Watch this: All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 CES 2019 Mycroft Smart Home AI Platform What the heck is LG’s ThinQ AI? LG executive David Vanderwaal shows off a homebrew machine and talks AI. Angela Lang/CNET For the past two years, LG has talked up the prospects of artificial intelligence. At CES 2019, the company pushed its ThinQ AI platform forward by allowing it to give you personalized recommendations based on your usage pattern. But that means collecting your data at a time when consumers are waking up to the fact that tech companies have been exploiting our personal information — sometimes with disastrous results. David Vanderwaal, senior vice president of marketing for LG Electronics’ US arm, as well as the main presenter at today’s CES 2019 press conference, helped break down how the company’s AI platform works, the issue of data privacy and why consumers should care. The following is an edited transcript of our interview. Tags 0 Q: What the heck LG ThinQ?Vanderwaal: LG ThinQ is our artificial intelligence platform that allows not just individual devices to react to commands, but also takes user data, lifestyle data, and pulls them together to make consumers’ lives easier and more enjoyable. So how does this work?LG’s vision for AI takes what we call lifestyle data, and that’s going to allow us to look at things like how our products are used in the home. For example, what television shows you watch, how often you do laundry, what type of clothes do you wash, how often do you clean your home. All those are combined with both internal and outside environmental factors to learn what users’ specific circumstances really are, and from there, offer proactive suggestions based on that user’s lifestyle.Does that mean you’re collecting our data?With LG, data privacy is extremely important to us, so the way that we’re protecting it is in a hybrid manner. So, their individual usage of that device is stored on the device only. But the aggregated data of how users use the device altogether is stored on a cloud. So always privacy is protected for the individual consumer. How else is LG protecting our information?Consumer data and the privacy to it is extremely important to LG. Everything is opt in. 85 Photos Post a comment Why should consumers care about AI?The challenge with all of us who are trying to explain artificial intelligence to consumers is what are the benefits? We’ll use a lot of use cases to actually show consumers what kind of lifestyle benefits they’ll see when they use artificial intelligence. Like what?A great example of ThinQ platform is understanding that a consumer washes clothes every Saturday. By knowing every Saturday, the AI platform, called LG ThinQ, is gradually accumulating what the behavior is and offering suggestions for how to get better washing.Is this all just a gimmick?With LG, we’re trying to make artificial intelligence relevant. Because right now, there’s a lot of artificial intelligence that consumers are using and not even knowing it. So we’re trying to make it simple to understand and show the benefits of why artificial intelligence will help products. And to communicate the idea of products communicating with one another. CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Artificial intelligence (AI) LGlast_img read more

Batwoman will have Hush origin Burt Ward cameo revealed at ComicCon panel

first_img I was Batman The CW Batwoman’s pilot screened to fans during the show’s San Diego Comic-Con 2019 panel Saturday, with executive producers Sarah Schechter and Caroline Dries revealing details about the cameos and characters set up for the Ruby Rose-starring show.The upcoming season will feature an origin story for the Batman villain Hush.”The character of Tommy Elliot … ultimately becomes the supervillain Hush, but we’re seeing his origins of why he hates Batman so much,” Dries said after the pilot screening.Also to come for classic TV fans, actor Burt Ward, who played Robin in the 1960s Batman series, will be making a cameo at some point during the show’s first season. TV and Movies Post a comment 3:44 Share your voice 62 Photos Now playing: Watch this:center_img The pilot episode, which we will dive into in a separate story, heavily features Rose’s Kate Kane in many fight scenes without her costume — a decision that was influenced by how the character is military-trained.”She’s actually getting thrown against the wall and punched in the face,” Dries said, noting that Rose’s character attended the fictional military academy of Point Rock Academy.Without getting too far into spoilers, Dries and Schechter mentioned that Kane’s time at the military academy would have taken place before the end of the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, heavily affecting how Kane’s experience as an out lesbian went at the military academy. The CW The very best cosplay we saw at Comic-Con 2019 Tags Batwoman, who previously debuted during a crossover with The CW’s Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl series, will also be developing a stronger relationship with Supergirl as the shows begin to cross over further.Dries said that, while glimpsed during the show’s Elseworlds event, viewers will eventually “see that core bond move into a Kate-Kara friendship,” referencing Supergirl’s lead character of Kara Zor-El, played by Melissa Benoist.Ruby Rose’s casting as Batwoman was first revealed in August 2018, at the time with a confirmed appearance for the Elseworlds event with the possibility of a series. That series is now set to debut Oct. 6 on The CW. 0last_img read more

Russian firm gets Rooppurs supervision job

first_imgRooppur-IllustrationThe Cabinet Committee on Public Purchaseon Wednesday approved a total of 10 proposals, including one to appoint Russian state regulatory Rostekhnadzor as security and supervision consultant of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant project.The committee gave the approval to the proposals at a meeting with finance minister AMA Muhith in the chair.As per the proposal placed by the Science and Technology Ministry, Rostekhnadzor, the Russian Federal Service for Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Supervision, will work as consultant for 11 years at a cost of Tk 13.54 billion.Russian state nuclear agency Rosatom has been engaged in building the 2400 MW power plant at a cost of $12.65 billion.The committee approved a proposal of the Power Division to award contract to a consortium of Unique Hotel and Resort Ltd, Strategic Finance Limited and its partner to set up 600 MW combined cycle power plant in Narayanganj on build-own-operate (boo) basis.The plant will run by gas or R-LNG and the government will purchase electricity from the plant at Tk 2.95 per unit in gas and Tk 5.45 per unit in R-LNG over a period of 22 years.A proposal to award a contract for construction of international passenger terminal at Cox’s Bazar airport at a cost of Tk 275 crore received the nod of the committee.The committee okayed a tender awarding to National Development Limited for the work for extension of export cargo terminal of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at a cost of Tk 1.55 billion.The committee also approved a proposal of the Power Division to procure 84,868 units of electric poles in two separate lots for rural electrification programme.One lot of 42,032 units of poles will cost Tk 87.88 crore while another of the same quantity Tk 8.7 million.last_img read more

Trumps Muslim ban sparks protests

first_imgThe United States braced Sunday for a second day of furious protests against Donald Trump’s ban on travellers from seven Muslim countries as the White House doubled down despite a partial stay from a federal judge.Protests were scheduled outside the White House and in New York’s Battery Park, which looks across to the Statue of Liberty-America’s famed beacon of freedom and immigration-and expected at airports nationwide.Trump signed the temporary ban as an executive order on Friday afternoon, suspending the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days and barring visa holders from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.Also affected were foreign dual nationals, who may not have needed a visa to enter the United States, for example British citizens, and at least initially green card holders already on the path to US citizenship.The inclusion of green card holders sparked particular outrage, leading White House chief of staff Reince Priebus to backpedal Sunday, telling CBS television that the ban “didn’t affect them.”Nevertheless they are still liable to face “extreme vetting” at US borders upon arrival.The travel ban triggered shock and confusion, as well as a wave of anger at home and abroad, sparking demonstrations Saturday at airports in Washington, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas.Travelers were detained at US borders, splitting families-such as a father unable to reach his son’s wedding, and a grandmother unable to meet her grandchildren-and officials warned it was a “gift to extremists.”On Saturday night, a federal judge in New York partially blocked the order, saying that US authorities could not to deport refugees or other people detained on arrival.But Trump-the New York real estate billionaire turned Republican commander-in-chief-was unrepentant Sunday, defending his policy in the face of growing outrage across the globe and from Americans at home.“Our country needs strong borders and extreme vetting, NOW. Look what is happening all over Europe and, indeed, the world – a horrible mess!” he tweeted to his nearly 23 million followers.Bannon promoted -The Department of Homeland Security said it would comply with court orders not to deport those already detained, but said it would otherwise continue to enforce the order.“Prohibited travel will remain prohibited, and the US government retains its right to revoke visas at any time if required for national security or public safety,” it said in a statement.Trump fanned further disquiet by giving controversial adviser Steve Bannon, a founding member of far-right website Breitbart News, a permanent seat on the National Security Council at the expense of other security chiefs.While Bannon was promoted, the Director of National Intelligence and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will now be present only when “their responsibilities and expertise” are required, said an executive memorandum.The exact number of those affected by the travel ban is unclear, but Judge Ann Donnelly ordered the government to provide lists of all those detained at US airports since the measure went into effect.She issued the emergency stay late Saturday night but did not broach the constitutionality of Trump’s order to the anger of protestors at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, where thousands had gathered.“People are prepared to stand against this” said David Gaddis, 43. “Every day he’s in office, it’s a national emergency.”Deporting those travelers following Trump’s order exposes them to “substantial and irreparable injury,” Donnelly wrote in her decision.The American Civil Liberties Union went to court after two Iraqi men, one of whom had worked as an interpreter for the US military after the 2003 US-led invasion, were detained on arrival at JFK.Overseas outrage -A second federal judge in Virginia issued a temporary order restricting authorities for seven days from deporting legal permanent residents detained at Dulles Airport just outside Washington.The order follows through on one of his most controversial campaign promises, to subject travelers from Muslim-majority countries to “extreme vetting”-which he declared would make America safe from “radical Islamic terrorists.”The State Department has said that only people holding a dual citizenship with the US will be allowed to enter.The plan triggered a fierce political backlash, but was endorsed by Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.Democratic lawmakers have also been up in arms, seeing the ban as an opportunity to galvanize outrage to the new president.“This is not who we are,” wrote former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Twitter.German Chancellor Angela Merkel slammed the restrictions, saying it was “not justified” to target people based on their background or religion and a spokesman said Berlin will examine the consequences for German citizens.British Prime Minister Theresa May, who met Trump in Washington on a charm offensive last week, said she did “not agree” with the restrictions.British athletics legend Mo Farah, who was born in Somalia, called it a policy of “ignorance and prejudice” that could keep him apart from his family, based in Oregon, while he is currently training in Ethiopia.And in Iraq, a key partner in the war against jihadists for more than two years, there were calls for a reciprocal ban on US citizens.last_img read more

Transport workers leader killed in road crash

first_imgRoad Accident LogoA local leader of transport workers union was killed in a road accident at Naudapara Amchattar in Rajshahi on Tuesday night, reports UNB.The victim was Shamim, publicity secretary of District Truck Workers’ Union.Quoting witnesses, sub-inspector of Shah Makhdum Police Station Shamim Hossain said, the accident took place around 9:00 am when a speedy truck hit and left him dead on the spot.Later, police recovered the body and sent it to local hospital morgue for autopsy.last_img

Delta Sigma Theta Pays Tribute to Soror the Queen of Soul

first_imgBy The Associated PressWhat began as a thin line swelled into a sea of sisterhood as hundreds of members of Delta Sigma Theta streamed into the rotunda of the Charles H. Wright Museum on Tuesday to pay tribute to the Queen of Soul, a member of the sorority.The moving ceremony, known as the Omega Omega Service, is not usually open to non-sorority members. The rare exception was the latest testament to the life and legacy of Aretha Franklin, remembered by her sisters as a proud Black woman who demanded respect and loved her community.Aretha Franklin lies in her casket at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History during a public visitation in Detroit, August 28. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)“She loved Delta and its ideals … she looked for the best in others. Her life was an inspiration,” said U.S. House Rep. Brenda Lawrence, a member of the sorority who was elected the first Black mayor of Southfield, Michigan, in 2001.At least 1,000 Delta Sigma Thetas from across the country attended the service, which lasted nearly an hour and is traditionally performed for any member before her funeral. Standing in a semicircle surrounding Franklin’s family, the women filed in for nearly 10 minutes wearing black dresses, pearl necklaces, and corsages of African violets, the sorority’s official flower.The traditional service saluted Franklin with words, scripture and songs.Particularly emotional was the singing of the Delta Prayer, which filled the rotunda as Franklin’s sisters serenaded her in unison.Franklin was inducted as an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta in 1992. The sorority is among the cultural institutions she loved, including the Black church and historically Black colleges.Delta Sigma Theta was founded in 1913 at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Among its members are poet Nikki Giovanni, pioneering congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, entertainer Lena Horne, actresses Ruby Dee and Cicely Tyson and civil rights activist Dorothy Height.Franklin’s commitment to social justice and action was in keeping with Delta Sigma Theta’s roots and mission, said National President Beverly E. Smith.“She was a true, strong Delta and embodied who we are through the songs she sang, through the way she conducted herself and through the boldness she took in terms of social justice,” Smith said in an interview after the service. ”On the first day of her public viewing ahead of her funeral services on Friday, Franklin was resplendent in her sorority’s signature crimson. She wore the color from head to toe, including red Christian Louboutin stiletto heels, red lipstick and red nail polish.Thousands of mourners poured into the museum to pay their final respects to Franklin, who died Aug. 16 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. The two-day viewing was part of a week of commemorations for the legend.At the end of the Delta Sigma Theta ceremony, Franklin’s sorors filed past her polished bronze casket to say goodbye in a final act of sisterhood. Smith said that women came from across the country to show their respect and solidarity.“That’s the strength of the bond we have, making sure as black women we support each other,” Smith said. “They didn’t come from themselves; they’re just a number in the crowd. But they came to support one who meant something to us and who meant something to this country.”last_img read more

UltraFast QuantumDot Information Storage

first_img Digitally programmable perovskite nanowire-block copolymer composites Citation: Ultra-Fast Quantum-Dot Information Storage (2008, March 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-03-ultra-fast-quantum-dot-storage.html Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img The information-storage market is dominated by two main types: Flash memory, used in memory sticks and cell phones, and dynamic random access memory (DRAM), which is the main memory in a personal computer. Both types have their advantages and disadvantages, but a new type of memory, based on tiny atom clusters, called quantum dots, may soon displace both of them. In research published in the March 4, 2008, online edition of Applied Physics Letters, scientists from the Technical University of Berlin, in Germany, and Istanbul University, in Turkey, describe how they created a type of quantum-dot-based memory device that can save information at speeds of only a few nanoseconds (billionths of a second).The paper’s lead author, Technical University of Berlin scientist Martin Geller, explained to PhysOrg.com, “Flash memory, which is today’s market-driver in the semiconductor industry, and which everybody knows from memory sticks, digital cameras, and mp3-players, has a slow write time. The semiconductor industry is seeking faster Flash memories, but hasn’t found an ultimate solution yet. Our quantum-dot-based memory may provide long storage time without power consumption of Flash memory, as wells as a fast write time and better scalability to real-life devices.”To be fair, the other established predecessor of quantum-dot memory, DRAM, does have some excellent qualities. It offers very fast information-access times—under 20 nanoseconds—and the information can be repeatedly written and rewritten on a DRAM; it has excellent so-called endurance. But a DRAM device has a big disadvantage: It is volatile, meaning the information has to be refreshed every ten milliseconds to be maintained, also resulting in a high power consumption.“The very first prototype of our new quantum-dot-based memory scheme is already almost as fast as DRAM,” said Andreas Marent, a physicist at the Technical University of Berlin who took part in the research. “And in contrast to DRAM or Flash, the physical characteristics of quantum dots limit the write time to the picosecond, or trillionth of a second, range. That means a better device prototype should be more than 100 times faster than today’s DRAM.”The prototype consists of quantum dots of indium arsenide (InAs), a compound of the metals indium and arsenic, embedded in a layer of gallium arsenide (GaAs; gallium is also a metal). The GaAs layer is “p-doped,” which means it contains impurity atoms that impart it with excess free positively charge called holes. This InAs/GaAs structure is topped with a layer of “n-doped” GaAs, which contains extra electrons. Altogether, the structure is a p-n diode, an electrical device that allows current to flow only in one direction.When a voltage is applied across this structure, the quantum dots become charged, which allows them to store bits of information, i.e. “0” or “1” values. Whether the quantum dots represent a 0 or 1 depends on the capacitance of the diode—how much charge it is holding. A larger capacitance indicates the quantum dots do not hold much positive charge, which equates to a “0.” A smaller capacitance means that the dots are filled with holes, representing a “1.”Geller, Marent, and their colleagues say that the write times of their quantum-dot schemes are currently limited by the experimental setup and certain physical characteristics of the memory structure. In the future, after they make improvements to the structure, they expect that write times faster than 1 nanosecond may be possible. Even picoseconds seem possible, since the structure’s physical limitation is in that range.Said Prof. Dieter Bimberg, who is the group’s leader at the Technical University of Berlin and co-author on the paper, “Our results and patents demonstrate that quantum dots like these we are studying might, in just a few years, revolutionize semiconductor memory.”Citation: Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 092108 (2008)All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com.last_img read more

BMW forced to respond to BBC report showing its cars at easy

first_img(Phys.org)—In response to a BBC report that proved that BMW cars built between 2006 and 2011 can be easily stolen by thieves using a device that takes advantage of the cars’ computer system, BMW has announced that all owners of such vehicles can bring them in for a free fix. At issue is the process BMW put in place for its cars during the period in question. Owners who lost their keys could bring the car into a dealer who would then connect a computer to the car’s computer, along with a new blank key, and a new electronic key would be produced. Because of the simplicity of the procedure and the high value of BMW cars, clever engineers began creating the same type of computer the dealer’s used and selling them on the Internet. That allowed thieves to purchase them which made stealing a BMW as easy as breaking a window to gain entry, attaching the computer to the port inside the vehicle, along with a blank, and creating a new key that when inserted into the dash port, allowed the car to be started and driven away. While certainly very high tech, the result is a vehicle being stolen just as easily as cars made back before all the fancy electronics were introduced.Putting computers in cars started with the engines, taking out carburetors and putting in small computers that more efficiently meted air and gas. After that came computers that controlled the door locks allowing people to use small handheld devices with buttons to lock and unlock their cars from a distance, making such mundane tasks a little easier and less messy in bad weather. This was followed by adding computers that allowed for automatically starting the engine of the car, allowing owners to warm things up before getting in, and eventually, for some brands, the disappearance of a metal key altogether. In such cars, programmed plastic keys are inserted into the dash, and the computer takes care of getting the car started, presumably saving wear and tear on the starter mechanism under the hood. That’s what BMW did and that’s where it ran into trouble. By including code in the cars computer to not only start the engine when a proper key was identified, but to zap a blank key to create a new one upon command by a special computer, the car company opened the door to thieves. And that, British police say has led to a rash of car thefts in that country.BMW owners who purchased cars during the period noted can call their local dealer to have the problem fixed with their vehicle, or as some have noted, can simply move the computer port inside their car to a new location using a simple screw driver so that thieves can’t find it. © 2012 Phys.org BMW shows hands-free driving on Autobahn (w/ video) Citation: BMW forced to respond to BBC report showing its cars at easy risk of being stolen (2012, September 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-09-bmw-bbc-cars-easy-stolen.html Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Large age gap may erode marital satisfaction

first_imgMen and women who have younger spouses are happier with their marriage, but this marital satisfaction fades over time in couples who have a significant age gap, a study has found. The findings, which examined 13 years of data from thousands of households, also suggest that marriages with large age gaps are less resilient in the face of economic downturns relative to their similarly-aged counterparts.Perhaps unsurprisingly, the findings show that men reported greater marital satisfaction when paired with a younger spouse, especially in the early years of marriage.However, the reverse appears to be true as well.”We find that men who are married to younger wives are the most satisfied, and men who are married to older wives are the least satisfied,” said Terra McKinnish, a professor at University of Colorado Boulder in the US.”Women are also particularly dissatisfied when they’re married to older husbands and particularly satisfied if they’re married to younger husbands,” said McKinnish.That initial satisfaction erodes rapidly, however, after 6-10 years of marriage for the couples with a big age gap between the partners.”Over time, the people who are married to a much older or younger spouse tend to have larger declines in marital satisfaction over time compared to those who are married to spouses who are similar in age,” said McKinnish.One mechanism for this decline could be how the age difference between spouses affects the couple’s ability to respond to negative economic shocks, such as a job loss, McKinnish said.”We looked at how couples respond to negative shocks and in particular, if they have a major bad economic shock or worsening of their household finances,” she said.”We find that when couples have a large age difference, that they tend to have a much larger decline in marital satisfaction when faced with an economic shock than couples that have a very small age difference,” she added.A possible explanation for this is that similarly-aged couples are more in sync on life decisions that affect both partners (having children; general spending habits) and thus may be better equipped to adjust to a negative financial shock, McKinnish said.By contrast, an unexpected financial shakeup could expose underlying tensions and mismatches in couples with a larger age gap. The study was published in the Journal of Population Economics.last_img read more

Smart Tools for Listing Products

first_img 5 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. After collecting ’60s music and memorabilia for threedecades, René Klaassen is using eBay to turn all thosememories into money. Key to his efforts are market research toolsthat help him determine what’s likely to sell and for how much,what the best dates and times are to list certain items, and othervaluable information.Case in point: a Pink Floyd 45 rpm record he recently decided topart with. “I didn’t know what to expect,” saysKlaassen of Los Angeles. “I was hoping for something in thehundred-dollar range.” Typing “Pink Floyd” into amarket analysis tool from Terapeak revealed to Klaassen that Sundaylistings did better than Tuesday listings, listing an item at 10a.m. beat listing it at 5 p.m., and 10-day auction-style listingsfared better than those lasting only seven days.Klaassen (eBay User ID: heineken) fine-tuned his listingaccordingly. The result: He sold the record for $285.”It’s quite nifty,” Klaassen says of hismarket-research capabilities. “Rather than just grabbing an LPor 45 off the shelf [to sell], I immediately go to Terapeak andlook for sales history.”Similar market research tools, both from eBay itself and fromthird parties that license data on sales closed on eBay, can helpmany businesses on eBay outperform expectations. Victoria, BritishColumbia-based Terapeak starts with data licensed from eBay andallows sellers and buyers to conduct research such as looking backat completed items over extended periods of time to find pricetrends for specific products. “If you sell Nike Air Jordans oneBay, you can go to www.terapeak.com, type in ‘Nike Air Jordans,’and find out how they have been doing [over] the past 30days,” says Dave Popowich, Terapeak’s marketingcoordinator. The online subscription service costs $16.95 per monthand provides trend data going back as far as a year in somecases.HammerTap’s DeepAnalysis market research software runs on auser’s own PC. For $17.95 monthly or a $179.95 annual licensefee, HammerTap can do a number of powerful analyses, suchas studying how starting prices relate to bids and determiningwhich category is best for an item based on the number of bids orselling prices in different categories, says Jen Cano, director ofPR at the Orem, Utah, company.Other popular research tools come from ándale, a MountainView, California, company whose products help eBay sellers identifywhat’s been hot in the past six weeks, determine prevailingselling prices, count the number of sellers of specific items andmore. ándale’s $7.95 per month Research tool even givesusers recommendations on such crucial criteria as the price,category, day and time for a given listing.The new kid on the block is eBayMarketplace Research. John Bodine, eBay product marketingmanager, says, “Marketplace Research can help you understandsales and price trends within categories, as well as provideinsight into new products you may wish to source andsell.”Specifically, Marketplace Research provides consolidated metricson up to 90 days of completed listings. That’s a considerableimprovement over the previously available eBay completed listingsinformation, which only showed 15 days’ worth of data.Marketplace Research allows for more sophisticated analyses oflong-term data. Users can, for instance, see how completed listingsof collectibles related to the Chicago White Sox Major LeagueBaseball team rose steadily until the end of the 2005 World Series,then, following the White Sox victory, fell sharply. Those kinds ofinsights can help a seller decide whether to sell White Sox-relatedproducts now.Marketplace Research is priced in three tiers. Fast Pass isdesigned for the casual user, who will pay $2.99 for two days’worth of unlimited access to the subscription services. Fast Passusers can tap into 60 days of historical data and see an item’saverage sold price, sold price range, average Buy It Now price, BuyIt Now price range, last sold price, number of completed items andother metrics. Basic level, at $9.99 monthly, offers additionalmetrics, such as information on an item’s start price range,number of successful sales and average shipping costs. Both theFast Pass and Basic packages allow users to save up to 10 searches.At $24.99 a month, Pro level allows users to search 90 days ofhistorical data, save up to 100 searches and research internationaldata. It also includes more charting options and advanced filters.All three provide information on the top searches performed bybuyers on the site.The world of market research on eBay has come a long way in ashort time, and it’s still evolving. One significant limitationis time. For example, eBay Marketplace Research is initiallylimiting its data to 90 days, Bodine says, in part because of themassive computing power required to analyze millions of dailylistings over a long period. However, given the annual cycles onwhich many businesses live and die, year-long market trends are ofvital interest.Even with their limitations, market research tools are wellworth the cost to most sellers, who find that using them oftenresults in faster sales at higher prices. “Prior to Terapeak,I didn’t have a way of seeing what the market could bear,”says Klaassen.That cuts both ways, Bodine notes: Market research makes eBaymore useful for both vendors and purchasers. “Research beforeyou buy,” he says, “and research before yousell.”Mark Henricks writes on business andtechnology for leading publications and is author of Not Just a Living. Enroll Now for Free March 24, 2006 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowlast_img read more

ParaSail 80 released with a new debugger compiler and language principle designs

first_imgLast week, the team at ParaSail, released a new version of the parallel programming language, ParaSail 8.0 (ParaSail stands for Parallel Specification and Implementation Language). This programming language is designed for supporting the development of inherently safe and parallel applications that can be mapped to multicore, heterogeneous, or distributed architectures. It provides support for both implicit and explicit parallelism. All the ParaSail expressions are defined to have parallel evaluation semantics. What’s new in ParaSail 8.0 Debugger This release comes with an interactive debugger that is automatically invoked when the interpreter encounters a precondition, assertion, or postcondition that fails at run-time.  This release comes with fully analyzed pre- and postconditions that are checked at run-time. ParaSail LLVM-based Compiler This release comes with a translator that translates PSVM (ParaSail virtual machine) instructions to LLVM (Low-Level Virtual Machine) instructions, and from there to object code. Language design principles According to the new design principles, the language should be easy to read. The readability should be emphasized over symbols and should be similar to existing languages, mathematics, or logic. As the programs are usually scanned backward, so ending indicators should be as informative as starting indicators for composite constructs. For example, “end loop” or “end class Stack” rather than simply “end” or “}”. Parallelism should be built into the language so that resulting programs can easily take advantage of as many cores as are available on the host computer. Features that are error-prone or that can complicate the testing or proof process should be eliminated. Language-defined types and user-defined types should use the same syntax and have the same capabilities. All the modules should be generic templates or equivalent. The language should be safe and the compiler should detect all potential race conditions as well as all potential runtime errors. Enhanced ParaSail syntax In this release, the back-quote character followed by a parenthesized expression may now appear within a string literal. Also, the value of the expression is interpolated into the middle of the string, in place of the back-quoted expression. Reserved words A list of words is now reserved in ParaSail. Few words from this list are, abs, abstract, all, and, block, case, class, concurrent, const, continue, each, else, elsif, end, exit, extends. Object reference Now a reference to an existing object can be declared using the following syntax: object_reference_declaration ::= ’ref’ [ var_or_const ] identifier [’:’ type_specifier ] ’=>’ object_name ’;’ Deprecations ParaSail has removed a few of the features for ensuring safe parallelism: The global variables have been removed so that operations may only access variables passed as parameters. The parameter aliasing has been eliminated so that two parameters passed to the same operation don’t refer to the same object if one of the parameters is updatable within the operation. Pointers have been removed so that optional and expandable objects and generalized indexing can provide an approach that allows safe parallelization. Run-time exception handling has been eliminated so that it is possible for strong compile-time checking of preconditions and establish support for parallel event-handling. The global garbage-collected heap has been removed so that  automatic storage management is provided. Explicit threads, lock/unlock, or signal/wait has been eliminated so that parallel activities are identified automatically by the compiler. Many users are not much happy with this news. Some  are unhappy with the CSS and are asking the team to fix it. One of the comments on HackerNews reads, “Please fix the CSS: I have to scroll horizontally every single line. I stopped at the first one. Tested with Firefox and Chrome on Android. Firefox reader mode doesn’t work on that site.” Another user commented, “I was able to read it on my Android device in Chrome by using landscape mode. Until I scrolled down a little. Then a huge static navigation popup appeared taking up 40% of the screen!” Few others think that Fortran is better than ParaSail as it lets developers to name the loops. Some others are excited about pre/post conditions. One of the users commented, “Having built in pre/post conditions is pretty nice.” Read more about this news on ParaSail’s official website. Read Next Racket 7.2, a descendent of Scheme and Lisp, is now out! Typescript 3.3 is finally released! Announcing Julia v1.1 with better exception handling and other improvementslast_img read more

Canadian family affected by fatal bus crash in Mexico

first_img Share Wednesday, December 20, 2017 OTTAWA — Global Affairs Canada says at least one Canadian family has been affected by a bus crash in eastern Mexico that has killed an estimated dozen people.The department says it is providing consular assistance to the family, but could not provide further details about how many Canadians were in the bus and whether they were killed or injured.Authorities in Mexico say of the 31 people on the bus, at least 12 people were killed and 18 were injured Tuesday.The bus was carrying cruise ship passengers to Mayan ruins when it flipped over on a highway.Quintana Roo state Civil Defence spokesman Vicente Martin says seven Americans and two Swedes were among the injured, but says authorities hadn’t yet established the nationalities of the dead.Miami-based Royal Caribbean Cruises says in a statement that passengers from two of its ships, the Celebrity Equinox and Serenade of the Seas, were involved.More news:  Carnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youthVideo images from the scene show the bus on its side in vegetation off the two-lane highway, with some survivors lying on the pavement and others walking around.Public Security of Quintana Roo state said in a statement that emergency responders took the injured to hospitals in Bacalar, Chetumal and Tulum.The agency says Mexican officials have been in contact with consular offices to assist families of the victims and injured, including citizens of the U.S., Sweden and Brazil. The Canadian Press Canadian family affected by fatal bus crash in Mexico Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Air Canada wants agents to Discover Melbourne with new contest

first_imgAir Canada wants agents to ‘Discover Melbourne’ with new contest Monday, April 2, 2018 Travelweek Group Share Posted bycenter_img TORONTO — Air Canada’s new contest, launched in the latest issue of Travelweek, gives agents a chance to win two roundtrip tickets from any Canadian city serviced by Air Canada to Melbourne, Australia.Also part of the prize is a 7-day inspiring journey discovering Victoria’s hidden gems with AAT Kings.Initially offered with four times weekly flights when it first took off in December 2017, Air Canada’s nonstop Vancouver-Melbourne service will go year-round starting June 1, 2018.Melbourne is Air Canada’s third destination in Australia.Click here to enter. Tags: Air Canada, Australia, Contests << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

The Tico Times Dispatch Whats in Costa Ricas taxreform bill

first_imgRelated posts:The Tico Times Dispatch: An interview with journalist and economist David Ching Listen to our new podcast: The Tico Times Dispatch The Tico Times Dispatch: Figuring out and fighting street harassment in Costa Rica The Tico Times Dispatch: March news roundup Facebook Comments The streets of Costa Rica have been bogged down by protests since Sept. 10, when public-sector unions called for a general strike to oppose a proposed tax-reform bill.Public sector unions say the bill, which raises taxes on everyone and cuts benefits to public employees, puts too much of a burden on the working class. The government says 80 percent of the new taxes come from the top 20 percent of Costa Rican earners.In this episode of The Tico Times Dispatch, we interview Costa Rican journalist and economist David Ching to find out what’s in the bill:You can also listen and subscribe to our podcast on: iTunesStitcher: Google Play: last_img read more

Silvers sojourn above the 20 spot price didnt l

first_img Silver’s sojourn above the $20 spot price didn’t last long…and the Far East low, around $19.50 spot, came just before 3:00 p.m. local time…a few minutes before the 8:00 a.m. BST London open. After that, it was pretty much the same chart pattern in silver as it was in gold…with the sell-offs and rallies coming at the same times as gold as well.  Nothing free market about this. Silver’s low price tick in New York came just before 12:30 p.m. EDT…and Kitco recorded that as $19.38 spot.  The high tick in the Far East came shortly after 8:00 a.m. Tokyo time…and that looked to be around $20.30 spot.  Silver had an intraday price move of about 5 percent. Silver closed at $19.69 spot…back under $20 spot…and down 43 cents on the day.  Volume, net of roll-overs out of the July delivery month, was 32,500 contracts. JPMorgan wanted gold back under $1,300…and silver under $20…and they got their wish Not surprisingly, gold got sold down right from the time that trading began in the Far East at 8:00 a.m. in Hong Kong.  An interim low was in just minutes before the London open…and from there it didn’t do much until the 8:20 EDT Comex open in New York. The rally that began at that time, ran into a seller of last resort at 9:00 a.m….and then it was all down hill until 1:00 p.m. EDT.  The rally from that point lasted until 2:45 p.m…and then it got sold down for about thirty minutes before trading sideways into the 5:15 p.m. electronic close. The low tick at 1:00 p.m. EDT was recorded by Kitco at $1,275.40 spot…and the high…around $1,301 at the 8:00 a.m. open in Hong Kong. Gold closed at $1,282.60 spot…down an even $16.00 on the day.  Gross volume, with the lion’s share being of the high-frequency trading variety, was around 172,000 contracts. The dollar index, which closed in New York Friday afternoon at 82.41, jumped up about 10 basis points at the open on Sunday night in New York…and then chopped higher…hitting its high tick of 82.82 at 8:20 a.m. EDT, the exact time of the Comex open. But by 9:00 a.m. the index was back to 82.54…and traded sideways from there.  Then, starting around 1:00 p.m. EDT, it fell down to 82.31 by 2:30 p.m…before recovering a hair into the close.  The index closed at 82:45…up a whole 4 basis points from Friday’s close.  Here’s the 2-day dollar index chart. Gold: Dead Cat or Raging Bull? While GLD has tanked, gold bullion is selling like hotcakes. What is going on? For answers, The Street and Casey Research will host a free investors’ webinar on Tuesday, June 25 at 2 p.m. EST – with Jim Cramer, Eric Sprott, Doug Casey, and others. Register here to watch. (Click on image to enlarge) Sponsor Advertisement (Click on image to enlarge) (Click on image to enlarge) (Click on image to enlarge) Once the rallies in these metals are allowed to begin, it will be interesting to see how far JPMorgan will let the prices run to the upside now that they’re mega-long in both gold and copper…and they’re probably pretty much out of their short position in silver as well.  I would guess that they’re short positions in both platinum and palladium are either immaterial….or covered in other markets. I believe that today is options expiry on the Comex for all four precious metals…and the big traders have to be out by the end of the Comex session on Wednesday…and everyone else before first notice day, which is Friday.  The next four trading days…the end of the week and the quarter…could be educational in the precious metal markets. If we get through the Comex trading session today without any serious price activity in either gold or silver, we’ll be looking at a Commitment of Traders Report for the record books on Friday.  However, as we’ve already discovered in the past, “da boyz” are very good at withholding data from this report if it suits them…and it may suit them at this stage of the game.  We’ll find out at 3:30 p.m. EDT on that day. Not much happened during the Far East trading session on their Tuesday. All four precious metals got sold down a bit, but recovered going into the London open.  Gold volume is pretty high…46,000 contracts…but it’s a good bet that the vast majority of that is of the high-frequency trading variety.  Silver’s volume, net of roll-overs, is close to ‘normal’…whatever that means these days.  And as I hit the ‘send’ button at 5:20 a.m. EDT…gold is up a hair from Monday’s close…and silver is flat.  Both platinum and palladium are up well over a percent. The dollar index is down about 14 basis points. Because of its effect on this Friday’s COT Report, I’ll be more than interested in what happens during the Tuesday trading session in New York today. And here’s your ABSOLUTE LAST CHANCE to sign up for Casey Research’s FREE ON-LINE VIDEO EVENT.  It’s entitled “GOLD: Dead Cat…or Raging Bull?“ It features Jim Cramer, Eric Sprott, Doug Casey, Steven Feldman, Rob McEwen and Jeff Clark. They explore the recent fluctuations of the gold price and what it means for investors. Does gold’s drop signal the end of its bull run, or is it just taking a breather? Should investors load up on or unload gold? The free online event Gold: Dead Cat…or Raging Bull? hosted by The Street and Casey Research, with Jim Cramer, Eric Sprott, Doug Casey, and others will provide some answers.  This free video airs today, June 25th at 2:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time.  It will be available for viewing after the initial stream for those who have schedule conflicts.  You can check it out…and then sign up for it here.  Based on the events of the last few weeks, it pretty much goes without saying that it will be worth your time. See you here tomorrow. The gold stocks gapped down at the open…hitting their nadir at around 10:20 a.m. in New York.  From there, they more or less traded sideways until just after 12:00 o’clock noon EDT…and then they rallied until 2:45 p.m. when gold printed its afternoon high tick.  Then they got sold off with the gold price going into the close.  The HUI was hit for another 4.19%. The silver shares got crushed again, with some of the juniors getting hit for double-digit losses.  Nick Laird’s Intraday Silver Sentiment Index was down 5.48%. (Click on image to enlarge) As I’ve stated before, along with every seller that’s dumping his position in a panic, or forced liquidation…is a ‘strong hands’ buyer[s] that’s scooping up everything that is falling off the table.  Unless their intent is to sell on the upside to cap any price rally, they won’t be selling any time soon. The CME’s Daily Delivery Report showed that 151 gold and 8 silver contracts were posted for delivery tomorrow within the Comex-approved depositories.  In gold, it was “all the usual suspects”.  The link to yesterday’s Issuers and Stoppers Report is here. With the end of the June delivery month at hand, there shouldn’t be too much left on the delivery schedule for either metal…and the First Day Notice numbers will be posted on the CME’s website late on Thursday evening…and I’ll have them for you in Friday’s column.  July is a big delivery month for silver…but not for gold. There were more withdrawals from both GLD and SLV on Monday.  In GLD, authorized participants withdrew 135,302 troy ounces…and in SLV it was a chunky 3,281,198 troy ounces.  Whether the withdrawal from SLV was of the ‘plain vanilla’ variety [or otherwise] is a question that I’ll have for Ted when I talk to him on the phone later today.  Personally, I could make a case for either scenario. The U.S. Mint had a sales report yesterday.  They sold 5,000 ounces of gold eagles…1,000 one-ounce 24K gold buffaloes…and 224,600 silver eagles. It was a busy day over at the Comex-approved depositories on Friday.  They reported receiving 1,659,533 troy ounces of silver…and shipped out 540,763 troy ounces.  The link to that activity is here. In gold, the same depositories received 4,950 troy ounces…and shipped 321.50 troy ounces [10 kilobars…all from Brink’s, Inc.] out the door.  The link to that activity is here. It was another very decent day at the store, but it was wall-to-wall silver sales.  We didn’t sell an ounce of gold to anyone…either over the counter, or on an order-in basis. It’s Tuesday, but I took the axe out…and cut the stories down to a minimum…so I hope you can find the time to read the ones that interest you the most. The data suggests that JPMorgan has been the dominant buyer in COMEX gold, silver and copper on what have been deliberately set lower prices. In fact, there is no real connection between these three commodities other than JPMorgan being the most aggressive buyer amid sharply lower prices. Certainly, no one would suggest the fundamentals in these three different commodities had changed over the past few weeks to account for the dramatic price smashes. The only possible connection is JPMorgan. Since JPMorgan has been buying gold, copper and silver so aggressively, it is most reasonable for me to conclude that the price of these three commodities will move sharply higher once JPM gets all that they can get by rigging prices lower…actually, it looks like they are done by my reckoning, but with crooks you can never be sure until afterward. – Silver analyst Ted Butler…22 June 2013 I wouldn’t read a whole heck of a lot into Monday’s price action in gold and silver…although it was obvious to me that JPMorgan wanted gold back under $1,300…and silver under $20…and they got their wish.  Both attempts by both metals to rally to any degree got turned back in New York trading before they could get too far. Platinum and palladium weren’t spared…and although the markets for these two precious metal are almost microscopic when compared to gold and silver, JPMorgan also has a considerable short position in both of these as well.  It was obvious that they worked them over pretty good during the New York session yesterday. Here are the 3-year weekly charts for all four precious metals…plus copper.  You can see that, except for palladium, they are all horribly oversold…and this condition didn’t happen by accident, of course.  Oversold conditions, engineered or otherwise, don’t normally last long…and these will come to an end at a time of JPMorgan’s choosing, as they are running the show in all of these commodities at the moment.last_img read more

Editors note This story was originally published

first_imgEditor’s note: This story was originally published on November 14 and has been updated to reflect a new commentary on Yemen published in The New England Journal of Medicine.Three weeks ago, 10-year-old Sara was sitting up in her bed at a hospital in Hodeidah, Yemen. A small hole sliced into her throat was helping her breathe.She was recovering from a rare bacterial infection, called diphtheria. The bacteria had paralyzed part of her body. And there was only one reason why Sara was so sick: Yemen’s civil war.For the past three and a half years, both sides — the Saudi-backed government and Iran-backed rebels — have continually used disease and famine as weapons of war, two doctors write Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.Health-care providers can no longer stand by silently and let these atrocities occur, Dr. Louise Ivers and Dr. Amir Mohareb of Massachusetts General Hospital write in the commentary.”The rules of war, which protect health-care facilities, are being broken,” Ivers tells NPR. “International conventions guarantee medical organizations can do their work [in war zones]. Violations of those conventions should be a concern to everybody — for everybody’s future.”Throughout the civil war, both sides have attacked hospitals, pharmacies, water-treatment plants and sewage systems. During the first seven months of fighting, Doctors Without Borders reported that 39 hospitals were bombed — even though the charity gave the facilities’ GPS coordinates to both sides of the war. At the same time, troops have blocked key ports, preventing aid, fuel, drugs and vaccines from entering the country.As a result, diseases like cholera and diphtheria have cropped up and spread. Medical staff have had to flee. And 14 million people are on the brink of a famine.In the commentary, Ivers and Mohareb are calling on physicians around the world to advocate for a complete cease-fire and to urge the U.S. to stop supplying Saudi Arabia with weapons and logistically support.”Health-care workers are in a really unique position to stand up and say, ‘We understand what’s going on here. We understand that diseases, like diphtheria, don’t just emerge from thin air. They are caused by gross negligence of war rules or actual deliberate attempts to interrupt healthcare structures,’ ” Ivers says. “Doctors have a collective responsibility to take action.”Every 10 minutes a child dies in Yemen, on average, from a preventable disease, the United Nations says. More than 400,000 children are starving. Another 1.5 million are acutely malnourished and need aid to survive.”Yemen has become a hell on earth for millions of children,” says UNICEF’s regional director Geert Cappelaere. “Today every single boy, every single girl in Yemen is facing extremely dire needs.”Now Cappelaere — along with leaders of the United Nations and the World Health Organization — fear that lifesaving aid is in jeopardy.Just days after Cappelaere left the hospital, fighting in Hodeidah became so severe that health workers could no longer access the hospital. Many patients, including Sara, were quickly evacuated.And this violence is threatening to block food, medicine and other supplies coming into Yemen, warned U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres on France Inter radio on Monday.With a major port on the Red Sea, the city of Hodeidah is a lifeline for humanitarian aid in Yemen. Eighty-five percent of the country’s food typically passes through this port, the World Health Organization says.”If the port at Hodeidah is destroyed, that could create an absolutely catastrophic situation,” Guterres says.It could push 12 million people — the number of Yemenis already close to famine — over the brink, says Suze van Meegen, protection and advocacy adviser in Yemen for the charity Norwegian Refugee Council.”We would be looking at death on a very, very large scale,” van Meegen says.For this reason, the U.N., UNICEF, WHO and numerous other humanitarian organizations are calling for an immediate cease-fire.”Not next week. Not in three weeks,” van Meegen says. “We need everyone to lay down their weapons and come back to the table to look for a real solution, not a violent one.”The Trump administration echoed that same sentiment two weeks ago. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote in a statement that peace talks must begin this month.At the same time, though, the U.S. continues to sell billions of dollars in weapons to the Saudis. And until it stopped last week, the U.S. was helping to refuel Saudi planes used in Yemen’s war. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

Whats Behind the SpaceX Launch Delay Start Up Your Day Roundup

first_img Next Article 2 min read February 25, 2016 Entrepreneur Staff Add to Queue –shares Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Start Up Your Daycenter_img Image credit: SpaceX What’s Behind the SpaceX Launch Delay — Start Up Your Day Roundup Looking for the latest headlines in small business, innovation and tech? Our Start Up Your Day recaps are posted every morning to keep you current. Reading, writing, coding. Chicago has become the first U.S. city to make computer science a core subject. Currently half the city’s public high schools offer computer science, Code.org reports.Uber’s latest move. The ridesharing giant confirmed it would launch a new research facility in Pittsburgh that will include a test track for self-driving cars, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times.Airbnb comes clean. The rental home marketplace admitted to pruning its listings before sending the data to New York State legislators last year. The company is accused of running unregulated hotels in cities like New York and San Francisco where housing is already difficult, according to Bloomberg.Lego man evolves. The toy company announced a stay-at-home dad figurine this month, one of several new figurines to reflect modern lifestyles, NBC reports. Not quite ready to launch. SpaceX delayed the launch of its satellite yesterday due to high winds and tornado warnings. The satellite could boost network coverage for remote regions in countries such as India and the Philippines, says CNN.com. Entrepreneur Staff Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Register Now »last_img read more