The race is on Travelling duo to attempt seven continents in 72

first_img Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Travelweek Group LOS ANGELES — How do you touch all seven continents in just 72 hours? Easy, just follow in the footsteps of Kasey Stewart and Julie Berry.The two American travel photographers will depart tomorrow, Dec. 13, from Sydney, Australia in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record by touching every continent in just three days. Is it possible? If all goes to plan and there are no travel delays, the two will traverse across the world and arrive on King George Island, Antarctica the morning of Dec. 16 as world record holders.They’ll be racing against the clock – the current Guinness World Record record for ‘Fastest to touch all seven continents’ is five days.The route they’ll be taking is: Sydney, Australia; Dubai, UAE; Cairo, Egypt; Frankfurt, Germany; Toronto, Canada; Santiago, Chile; Punta Arenas, Chile; King George Island, Antarctica.The total estimated elapsed time to touch all seven continents will be 72-79 hours dependent upon weather for the last flight to Antarctica. The two will spend almost 50 hours in an airplane and have on average 3.6 hours on each continent. They will be leaving the airport on each continent for activities that include a limo ride through Dubai, having a drink in a tavern in Frankfurt, ascending the CN Tower in Toronto and winter shopping for Antarctica in Santiago. Quark Expeditions, the leading operator in polar expeditions, is sponsoring their final flight to Antarctica.More news: Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next monthLast year, after stepping foot in Antarctica, Stewart achieved his lifelong goal of travelling to all seven continents. “As a little kid, I always wanted to touch the corners of the earth and get a taste of every part of the world,” he said. “After I did that last December, I felt like I had barely scratched the surface and wanted to push myself to do something bigger.”For live updates on their trip, following them on Instagram: @Kasey and @JulieBerry. You can also visit 7in72.com for more details. << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Share The race is on! Travelling duo to attempt seven continents in 72 hourslast_img read more

What an MLB source said about the Dbacks trade h

first_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Comments Share Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away “I hope,” Kolb said about being with the Cardinals. “Arizona would be a great place. I’ve obviously envisioned myself there.”It’s no surprise that Kolb has thought about what it would be to wear the No. 4 in Cardinal red, but hearing him admit that Arizona would be a ‘great place’ to live is music to some fans ears (although it’s probably poison to those fans who think the young quarterback will be a bust).Kolb won’t have much say in where the Eagles trade him. What he will have control over is if he re-signs with his new club at the end of the 2011 season. If the Cardinals really want the four-year veteran as their starter, his willingness to sign a contract extension will be just as important, if not more so, than what Philadelphia is asking for in exchange for him.After Kolb’s comments, a contract extension doesn’t seem like it would be an issue. That is unless when he envisioned himself in the Valley it was during the 100 degree summers rather than the 70 degree winters. That might change things a bit.center_img Top Stories D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ It feels like we’ve heard from everyone about the Kevin Kolb to the Arizona Cardinals rumors over the last four months. While it’s nice to know what NFL analysts think and hear the coach speak from Ken Whisenhunt and Andy Reid in regards to the quarterback position, it’s even better to get it straight from the horse’s signal caller’s mouth.As a guest on the nationally syndicated Dan Patrick Show, Kevin Kolb revealed that it’s not just the Cards who are interested in seeing him in the desert, he’s actually thought about the possibility a lot himself.last_img read more

DOJ Coming after Nonprofit Legal Agencies that Support Immigrants

first_imgShare54Tweet14Share6Email74 SharesBy Amy Guth from Chicago, IL, USA, USA – Chicago O’Hare, 1/28/17, CC BY 2.0, LinkMay 23, 2017; Moyers & companyNonprofits often step in to address the shortcomings of government and the private sector. Immigrant legal representation is one of these. In the U.S., immigrants, regardless of legal status, have no right to counsel in immigration proceedings. A “patchwork of underfunded nonprofits…and attorneys do their best to help immigrants in court,” but four weeks ago one of these, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, “a respected nonprofit in Seattle” received a “cease and desist” letter from the Department of Justice threatening disciplinary action if NWIRP did not close down its asylum advisory program.Last week, NWIRP fought back by filing a lawsuit against the DOJ order. A federal judge granted a temporary restraining order in the case, allowing NWIRP to continue its work for now. The temporary restraining order also stops the Justice Department from issuing similar “cease and desist” letters to similar organizations. But the DOJ “will soon come after other nonprofits.”A recent article on Moyers & company says, “The outcome of this legal battle will profoundly impact access to legal representation for the tens of thousands of immigrants who apply for asylum in the United States every year and the hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants whose cases are currently in front of an immigration judge.”The DOJ accuses NWIRP of providing service to immigrants without committing to full representation. It is using a rule meant to protect people from scoundrel lawyers “who steal money from immigrants too vulnerable to report them.” Immigrants are allowed to secure free legal help “only if they find a lawyer who will commit up-front to a case that will stretch for years. Otherwise, they’re…required to submit complex legal documents with no assistance and lawyers who try to help them will be sanctioned.”NWIRP and its peers “have had longstanding agreements with immigration officials that permit them to run asylum-assistance programs without committing to permanent representation.”Being in the U.S without authorization is a civil violation and not a crime. The U.S. practice of providing public lawyers to people who cannot afford one only applies to people charged with a crime. There are a few thousand private immigration lawyers, but it isn’t enough even for those who can afford them. NWIRP and other similar nonprofits leverage law-school clinics and pro bono work from lawyers at large firms to do their work.NWIRP was at the forefront of resisting President Trump’s temporary travel ban. The DOJ is perverting a rule meant to protect immigrants to attack the airport lawyers who stood up to Trump. In Trump’s administration it appears that the role of an efficient government is to use tax dollars to attack nonprofit organizations that help some of the most vulnerable people.—Cyndi SuarezShare54Tweet14Share6Email74 Shareslast_img read more

Hulu made an equity loss in the quarter ending Oct

first_imgHulu made an equity loss in the quarter ending October 3 due to higher content and marketing costs, but the company’s owners plan to continue to up investment in the business.Announcing its fiscal fourth quarter and full year results, Disney – one of Hulu’s three co-owners – said that it was optimistic about Hulu’s strategic direction and the video-on-demand market in general, despite the service being in the red.“Hulu has and is going to continue to step up their investment in both acquiring and producing original programming and programming from others, and that will continue to increase their losses in the near term,” said Disney’s chief operating officer, Thomas Staggs.“We believe it’s going to create value over time and we think there’s value in them strengthening their offering. Furthermore, the market is big enough for them and others to thrive.”The comments came as Disney said that operating income at its broadcasting division were flat for the quarter at US$164 million, with growth in advertising and affiliate revenue offset by higher programming costs, lower operating income from program sales, an equity loss from Hulu and higher marketing costs for the autumn season launch.Disney said that lower operating income from program sales was driven by an increase in cost amortisation and lower sales. Decreases for My Wife and Kids and America’s Funniest Home 4 Videos were partially offset by the sale of How to Get Away with Murder in the current quarter.Overall, for the full year, Disney reported a 7% increase in revenues to a record US$52.5 billion and a 12% increase in net income to a record US$8.4 billion.The Walt Disney Company, 21st Century Fox and NBCUniversal jointly own Hulu. The US premium streaming service offers films and TV series with limited commercials for US$7.99 per month or commercial free for US$11.99 per month.Speaking at MIPCOM in October, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins said the company aims to make a “big step forward” in its film offering and is “evaluating” international markets for potential launches. He said that Hulu planned to increase the amount of film content on its service, following its August deal to secure exclusive movies from premium pay network Epix. Hulu closed its agreement with Epix after the latter’s agreement with Netflix ended without a new deal.last_img read more

Advertising technology outfit SpotX has named Edwa

first_imgAdvertising technology outfit SpotX has named Edward Wale as its new managing director for Spain and the UK, following the promotion of Léon Siotis to be general manager of supply in Europe with the creation of a new European management team.Edward WaleWale previously worked at Brightroll and Videology, managing a portfolio of advertiser and agency business in the UK and Spain. He joined SpotX in 2016 as director of platform Services responsible for helping supply-side customers in the UK and across Southern Europe maximise their revenue from video advertising.In his new role, Wale will manage the teams responsible for working with SpotX’s demand partners and supply-side customers in the UK, Spain and emerging markets including Central and Eastern Europe. This includes Sam Wilson, recently promoted to senior director of publisher, business development, technical operations and Ian Harman, head of demand for SpotX in the UK and Southern Europe.Wale’s promotion follows the appointment of a new management team for SpotX Europe consisting of Irina Petricek-Steiner, general manager of operations in Europe; Kay Schneider, general manager of demand in Europe; Thomas Servatius, chief technology officer, European broadcaster solutions as well as Siotis.Sotis said: “Over the past two years Ed Wale has directed the team in taking a proactive approach to supporting broadcasters, publishers and other media owners in driving more revenue from their video advertising in the UK, Spain and throughout Southern and Eastern Europe. His understanding of the supply and demand-side of our business, industry knowledge, reputation in market, and ability to hire and develop a team have driven success for our clients and for SpotX. This promotion is recognition of his leadership skills, business acumen and the results he has delivered.”Wale said: “It has been a privilege to build and develop an International supply-side team and work with premium media owners to grow their programmatic video advertising revenues. The share of digital advertising being traded programmatically continues to grow across Europe and we have some exciting products set to launch in the coming months. As managing director for the region I will ensure programmatic video advertising initiatives deliver success for all our customers in the region, from media owners to agencies and brands.”last_img read more

Weve gotten used to new technology that comes alo

first_imgWe’ve gotten used to new technology that comes along and renders obsolete the old tech it displaces. But there are also plenty of instances where the new meshes nicely with the old, changing the world in amazing and unforeseen ways. That’s what I thought when I stumbled across an article from BusinessWeek about a five-employee startup company in Maine called Advanced Infrastructure Technologies (AIT). This outfit unites innovative new materials with one of humanity’s hoariest engineering accomplishments: the construction of the arched bridge. Specifically, the company has designed a system that allows for the building of a new bridge in as few as 10 days, with no heavy equipment involved. What’s more, these structures—because they offer greater protection from corrosive factors like weather and salt—are projected to have a longer life than those made with traditional construction techniques. Although materials are a bit costlier, that’s more than offset by savings in labor. AIT’s technique involves using concrete-filled, carbon fiber-reinforced polymer composite tubes. Many people probably still think of carbon as the stuff that makes up the human body or the end of a graphite pencil, or what is left over after you burn paper. OK, most know that it also makes diamonds. But turning it into a fiber that’s strong enough to replace steel in bridge arches? That doesn’t seem possible. Yet it is. Here’s how the process—”Bridge in a Backpack,” as it’s known—works: CF is possible because of one of the peculiarities of carbon is that it can exist in a number of different forms (allotropes), depending on the way the atoms bond together. Each of these allotropes—which can be fashioned by nature into coal and by man into buckyballs and nanotubes—will have very different properties. For example, each carbon atom in a diamond is covalently bonded to four other carbons in a tetrahedron. These tetrahedrons together form a three-dimensional network of six-membered carbon rings. Graphite, on the other hand, consists of sheets of carbon atoms (“graphene” sheets) arranged in a regular hexagonal pattern. The structure of CF is similar to graphite, with the difference being in the way the graphene sheets interlock. One surprising fact is that while carbon fibers are generally thought of as a space-age material, their lineage actually dates back to the late 1800s. Thomas Edison used carbon fibers in his early light bulb filaments, which required the ability to conduct electricity while remaining fire resistant and capable of enduring the intense heat needed to create incandescence. In order to make the fibers, you start with a raw material, or precursor. Edison took a cellulose-based precursor such as bamboo and baked it at high temperature in a controlled atmosphere in a carbonization process known as “pyrolysys.” It’s similar to what we still do today. The technology took a long time to evolve. Bamboo and other such materials were not replaced as precursors until the introduction of rayon into the process in the late 1950s. That yielded the first high-tensile-strength fibers. Shortly thereafter, in the early 1960s, modern CF arrived with the discovery that polyacrylonitrile, derived from petroleum, was the ideal precursor. However, this early manufacturing process produced a fiber that was only 55% carbon. At present, polyacrylonitrile is still the source of 90% of the world’s carbon fiber, but purification has improved dramatically, with standardization of quality coming in 1990. The precursor is now stretched into long strands, and then heated to a very high temperature without allowing it to come in contact with oxygen. Without oxygen, the fiber cannot burn. Instead, the high temperature causes the atoms to vibrate violently until most of the non-carbon atoms are expelled. This method of carbonization leaves a fiber that’s nearly 100% carbon. Carbon fibers are relatively expensive when compared to similar products such as glass or plastic fibers, due to the manufacturing process being slow and energy intensive. But their properties—high stiffness, high tensile strength, low weight, high chemical resistance, high temperature tolerance, and low thermal expansion—make them desirable for particular applications, especially when combined with resins and molded. (If perchance you have some DIY home projects that might benefit from carbon fiber molding, you can have a go at it, beginning with this tutorial.) That is to say, CF by itself is an interesting material, but alone it’s of little value in structural applications. What really kicked its usage into high gear was what happened when it was added to different kinds of resins to create composites, generally termed “carbon-fiber-reinforced polymers” (CFRPs). You may remember the first composite tennis racquets, which revolutionized the game in the early 1980s. And as soon as they could, golfers of a certain age began choosing carbon fiber (usually mischaracterized as “graphite”) shafts instead of steel for their clubs, because the former are more forgiving and much easier on older bodies. Even before that, though, governmental and private aerospace efforts had been quick to embrace the possibilities. Carbon fiber composites’ favorable strength-to-weight ratio means weight savings of 20-30% over heavier metals. Thus it began to replace steel and aluminum—wherever possible consistent with safety—in airplanes and helicopters… a godsend for the Air Force. But commercial interests weren’t far behind. Weight reduction is everything in the airline business. A modern jet aircraft is apt to have carbon fiber all over the place: in its fairings, landing gear, engine cowls, rudder, elevators, flaps, fin boxes, doors, floorboards, and many other components. Much the same happened in extraterrestrial craft. CF has gone into space with NASA and on to the moon. Again, weight considerations are paramount when lifting off from the earth. But equally important is a lower ablation rate (i.e., the speed at which a material is stripped away by the friction of reentry), along with higher bulk density, superior mechanical strength, and high modulus (inelasticity). Carbon fiber composites—including carbon-carbon, which consists of CF-reinforced graphite—that have been densified fill the bill, and are used in nose tips and heat shields. The space shuttle was largely dependent on CF materials. CF/epoxy composites made up the payload bay doors and the shuttle’s remote manipulator arm. Likewise for satellites, which require high specific stiffness and dimensional stability to combat the large temperature swings in space. Thus similar composites are employed in fabricating antenna ribs and struts. Lately, there has also been much publicity about unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, as they are more commonly called. UAV bodies are likely to be made of CF materials. So are the gondolas and tail fins used in blimps. But carbon fiber is not only found in such esoteric arenas. It’s very much a part of the more grounded aspects of life. For example: Race cars—The sport has used the tech to create faster cars with lighter bodies. Among NASCAR and Formula 1 race cars, each of them has a body constructed from carbon fiber composites. Street wheels—While the cost of CF bodies for cars has put them beyond the reach of ordinary consumers (i.e., those who can’t afford Lamborghinis), that’s about to change. CF’s properties make it ideal for electrics, where lighter weight means longer distances between battery charges. BMW plans to be first to market with its electric city car, the i3, slated for release in 2014. Despite the higher cost of a CF body structure, the company will realize savings in the water and electricity needed to make it; thus the i3 will be marketed for about the same cost as conventional 3 Series models. BMW concedes the risk involved, but chances are it will not be the last company to make this leap. Sporting goods—We’ve already mentioned tennis racquets and golf clubs. But that’s just the beginning. CF has also become an integral part of such products as sailboats, rowing shells, canoes, bicycles, motorcycles, tripods, fishing rods, hockey sticks, paintball equipment, archery shafts, tent poles, protective helmets, pole vaulting poles, and pool cues. Shoe manufacturers use carbon fiber as a shank plate in some basketball sneakers to keep the foot stable. Music—Increasingly, CF is finding its way into such things as drum shells, bagpipes, and stringed instrument bodies. It also goes into high-end audio loudspeakers, and musical accessories such as violin bows and guitar pickguards. Building retrofits—CFRP can be applied to enhance shear strength of reinforced concrete by wrapping fabrics or fibers around the section to be strengthened. Wrapping a building column can also improve its ductility, greatly increasing the resistance to collapse under earthquake loading. Such seismic retrofit is a major and very cost-effective application in earthquake-prone areas, since it is much more economic than alternative methods. The use of ultra-high modulus CFRP is also one of the few practical methods of strengthening cast-iron beams, to which it can be bonded. Infrastructure—Prestressed concrete cylinder pipes (PCCP) account for the vast majority of water transmission mains in the US. But they are prone to corrosion and gradual deterioration. Failures of PCCP are usually catastrophic and affect large populations. But over the past decade, CFRPs have been utilized to line PCCPs internally, resulting in a strengthened structural system. Inside a PCCP, the CFRP liner acts as a barrier that controls the level of strain experienced by the steel cylinder in the host pipe. The composite liner enables the steel cylinder to perform within its elastic range to ensure the pipeline’s long-term performance is maintained. Medicine—The poster boy (at least, before his arrest on suspicion of murdering his girlfriend) for carbon fiber prosthetics was South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius, who ran in the Olympics on his CF legs. Weapons—CF can substitute for metal, wood, and fiberglass in many areas of a firearm in order to reduce overall weight. Carbon fiber is also a popular material in crafting the handles of high-end knives. Other consumer products (with the caveat that many of these currently are expensive vanity items)—These include such things as wallets, money clips, belts, corkscrew bodies, organizer trays, iPhone cases, license plate frames, attachés and briefcases, laptop stands, duffle bags, sunglass and eyeglass frames, toilet seats, luxury bathtubs, coffee tables, table lamps, pens, sushi plates, and, yes, cigar cutters. All of this merely scratches the surface. The fact of the matter is that carbon fiber has in a relatively short time become an integral part of modern life. New applications are popping up literally on literally a daily basis. Usage is expected to drive a $13+ billion/year business by 2015. That figure will be amplified a great deal as cheaper, more efficient manufacturing techniques are developed. If carbon fibers were suddenly to disappear, we’d be up the proverbial creek without a (CF) paddle… [Doug Hornig is a senior editor for Casey Extraordinary Technology.]center_img Whether AIT will be able to convince a sizeable chunk of the notoriously conservative construction industry that this is in fact a better approach remains to be seen. But so far, it has been involved in the construction of 13 bridges, mostly in Maine, Massachusetts, and Michigan. In any event, the unlikely image of bridge supports made out of fiber got me to wondering just what other uses there might be for this miracle material. I knew that my golf club shafts use it, for example, and that it’s in some car parts which used to be metal. But where else do we find it? Well, turns out that it’s just about everywhere. First, though, just what is it anyway? Carbon fiber, or CF, is a material made up of carbon atoms bonded together in crystals along the long axis into filaments about 5-10 μm (micrometers) in diameter. This is what one such filament looks like; it’s laid atop a human hair for comparison purposes.last_img read more

Security Threats From Within

first_img Apply Now » Next Article Next Step Technology Add to Queue –shares The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. With all the home office workers, laptops are in frequent use. Many times the security prevention in a laptop is turned off when remotely connecting. This is another major internal vulnerability or internal threat.So if 80 percent of IT crimes are internal, what should a company do about it?Perform a security audit, or have one performed.Unless the knowledge, experience and manpower exist in-house, consult an outside expert on audits, policies, and the subsequent security monitoring and prevention service.Ensure adequate background checks on employees.Establish a security policy, and enforce it. This includes implementing things like swipe cards, changing passwords often and restricting sensitive areas. This creates the right attitude toward information security in your company and clarifies the consequences of any found internal breach. A professional consulting firm specializing in policy development can save time and money and ensure an up-to-date policy.Use firewalls. Firewalls protect against unauthorized logins usually from the outside world, preventing hackers from logging on to your network.Use virus scanning software. Attachments to e-mails received and passed around are the biggest reason for the spread of viruses.Implement ongoing managed services.These are only a few ideas for combating internal security threats that surround us all. Enlist the help of a professional security consulting firm that will do both the audit and policy development before implementing a complete managed services package.Michael Bruck is the founding partner of BAI Security, an 8-year-old information security consulting firm. Bruck leads his security team with a successful 16-year background in IT management and senior engineering positions. He is also the developer and author of best practices that are becoming standards in the information security consulting business. He can be reached via www.baisecurity.netor by email at mbruck@baisecurity.net.The opinions expressed in this column are those of the author, not of Entrepreneur.com. All answers are intended to be general in nature, without regard to specific geographical areas or circumstances, and should only be relied upon after consulting an appropriate expert, such as an attorney or accountant. Q: I have heard that one of the biggest information security threats to a company can come from within. Is this true? What exactly does it mean, and what can be done about it?A: When people think of an information security threat or a “security breach,” thoughts of bad buys, gangsters and hackers come to mind. Companies usually make sizeable investments to prevent intrusions to their systems, put protections in place and know the seriousness of external threats.Companies usually try to patch every loophole and make every system impenetrable. But guess who knows more about these loopholes and ports of penetration than anyone? A company’s own employees (or former employees). In reality, disgruntled, former or fired employees or even external service providers are the most likely culprits of a security breach–anyone with “insider information.” It is for that very reason that four out of five IT-related crimes are committed from within an organization.Internal threats might be someone who knows the weaknesses of the software being used or has the ability to introduce viruses into a system. Viruses can come from within simply by opening e-mail attachments. Some employees find it easy to gain access to restricted areas; this may include the possession of unauthorized passwords. If something is password-protected, chances are there is confidential information involved.center_img Few know as much about your IT security as your employees and former employees do. Here’s how to safeguard your technology from the inside. Security Threats From Within Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. April 1, 2002 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List 3 min read Help prevent internal theft with “Caught in the Act.” Keep your IT under lock and key with Security and Loss Prevention: An Introductionby Philip P. Purpura.last_img read more

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week Oct 4

first_img Here is Entrepreneur’s roundup of this week’s top 10 entrepreneurship-focused news stories from around the web:1. Big companies pitching startups? In a rare change in roles, big media companies gathered to pitch startups at an event called SwitchPitch. Corporations hoped to find unique solutions to specific strategic needs through partnerships with entrepreneurs. Applications are still being taken, but close on Oct. 31. (Daily News)2. Open-source goes galactic: 13-year-old self-proclaimed “maker” uses open-source technology to create science experiments for the International Space Station, subsequently one upping his 17-year-old brother. (Wired)3. The Shark Tank hall of fame: Check out the ten best Shark Tank pitches, and — thanks to a little capital and professional guidance — get the follow up story of the resulting success. (Business Insider)4. Health-care reform lifts startups: Just like the HITECH Act of 2009, the Affordable Care Act is creating new business opportunities for savvy entrepreneurs who have been following the bills maturation. Here are just a few of the burgeoning industries growing in the wake of Obamacare. (VentureBeat)5. The “stealth” trends that rule the world: Stay a step ahead of the competition by taking a look at these ten under-the-radar economic trends that aren’t making headlines yet. They’re still quietly reshaping the global financial order. (The Atlantic)6. Small businesses shoot down the shutdown: Small business owners who rely on tourist traffic are being hit hard by end-of-season lulls caused by the National Parks closures during the government shutdown. Putting a face to the crisis is Jeff Smith, owner of an inn just outside the Great Smokey Mountains. (CNNmoney)7. Loans flow, despite shutdown: When the government shuttered its doors on Monday small-business financing took a hit, but there’s still money to be had. Here is a breakdown of the SBA loans you can and can’t get while the government is shutdown. (Businessweek)8. 500 Startups closes its second fund: Since 2010, 500 Startups has invested in close to 600 startups, and says there’s no plan to slow down. The accelerator closed on its second fund in July, and is on track to invest in 200 startups in 2013. (TechCrunch)9. Maker revolutionizes longboarding: Two young inventors turned entrepreneurs, tell the startup story of their product called Kickr, a compact, detachable electric motor for longboard skateboards. In an impressive entry to the market, the two met their first month sales goal in one week. (NWI.com)10. Sizing up the competition: Take a look at these three steps to assessing the market opportunity of your startup. Also, learn to identify your consumer base and size up the competition. (Forbes) Register Now » 10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week, Oct. 4, 2013 Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Next Article Technology Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Brad Crescenzo Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. 3 min read Lauren Johnston, digital editorial director at the New York Daily
News, presents the goal of SwitchPitch, an event sponsored by
the publication that asks big companies to pitch potential
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Starbucks to Serve Branded Alcoholic Drinks in Japan

first_img March 31, 2016 Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Lindsay Friedman Next Article Starbucks to Serve Branded Alcoholic Drinks in Japan Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Starbucks If Starbucks created its own brand of alcoholic mixed drinks, what do you think they’d be? The Bourbon-Berry? The Fireball Frap?The phrase “Wine Fraggino” probably isn’t the first idea that comes to mind. However, in Japan the drink is already being served at some Starbucks locations.In a spin off known as Starbucks Evenings, stores will be swapping out caffeine for alcohol alongside cheeses, tarts and other snacks, according to Rocket News. Other, more hearty foods will be served as well, including Ratatouille.Related: Starbucks Now Offers Fizz as a Customized Add-On in Some ShopsThough the new initiative started March 30, some cafes in Japan had already started serving wine and beer during events known as “Inspired by Starbucks.”Image Credit: Starbucks JapanThe list of options will feature some Starbucks specials as well, such as the $8 Wine Fraggino, which is a mixed ice beverage. It’s like a Frappuccino only without the coffee and made with blueberry wine from Hokkaido, a northern Japanese island.Related: Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte Will Finally Be Made With Real PumpkinFor those of us in the U.S., Starbucks started a similar effort to serve alcohol a few years ago. Though the trend’s stayed under the radar, there are a few locations stateside participating in “Starbucks Evenings,” according to the company’s website and its interactive map of locations. Surprisingly, the sample menu doesn’t look that bad.Cheers to you, Starbs. Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Add to Queue Image credit: Starbucks Japan –shares Register Now » Staff writer. Frequently covers franchise news and food trends. 2 min readlast_img read more

Unsupportive parenting may have negative health implications for children study suggests

first_imgTelomeres have been called a genetic clock, but we now know that as early life stress increases, telomeres shorten and the risk of a host of diseases increases, as well as premature death. We know that each time a cell divides, the telomeres shorten, which shortens its lifespan.”Raymond Knutsen, MD, MPH, lead author of the study and associate professor at Loma Linda University School of Public Health Related StoriesCardiac arrest survivor meets four Good Samaritans who saved his life one year after recoveryNorovirus structures could help develop therapeutics to fight food-borne illnessMarijuana use may not make parents more relaxedInterestingly, mutations in genes maintaining telomeres cause a group of rare diseases resembling premature aging. “However, we know that some cells in the body produce an enzyme called telomerase, which can rebuild these telomeres,” Knutsen said.Released earlier this month, the study, “Cold parenting is associated with cellular aging in offspring: A retrospective study,” uses data from 200 subjects who participated in two prospective cohort studies of Seventh-day Adventist men and women: the Adventist Health Study-1 (AHS-1) with 34,000 Californians in 1976 and AHS-2 with 96,000 subjects from the United States and Canada in 2002-2007.The research takes a closer look at the impact parenting style has on telomere succession. “The way someone is raised seems to tell a story that is intertwined with their genetics,” Knutsen said.The study also examined the impact education and body mass index (BMI) may have on the association between cold parenting and telomere length.”The association with parenting style was greatest among those with less education, and those who stayed overweight/obese or put on weight during follow-up, suggesting both higher education and normal BMI may provide some resilience against cold parenting and cellular aging,” the study stated.Source:Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences CenterJournal reference:Knutsen, R. et al. (2019) Cold parenting is associated with cellular aging in offspring: A retrospective study. Biological Psychology. doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2019.03.013 Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)May 30 2019New research out of Loma Linda University Health suggests that unsupportive parenting styles may have several negative health implications for children, even into their adult years.The study found that the telomeres — protective caps on the ends of the strands of DNA — of subjects who considered their mothers’ parenting style as “cold” were on average 25% smaller compared to those who reported having a mother whose parenting style they considered “warm.”Research has found that early-life stress is associated with shorter telomeres, a measurable biomarker of accelerated cellular aging and increased disease risk later in life.last_img read more

Fly with individually airconditioned seats

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. In cooperation with its partner Gentherm, Fraunhofer has developed an air-conditioned business class seat (Aviation Double Seat). The seat features a combination of seat ventilation by means of fans and thermal regulation by seat heating. This leads to an optimal temperature control of the seat surface as well as a continuous moisture removal. The result is a permanently comfortable, dry climate on the seat surface. The Aviation Double Seat will be on display at the ILA Berlin 2018 at the joint Fraunhofer booth 229 in Hall 2 from April 25th to 29th and will soon be launched on the market. The Aviation Double Seat was created during the EU-funded project iSPACE (Innovative Systems for Personalized Aircraft Cabin Environment). In addition to the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP in Valley, Germany, nine European partners from the aviation industry were also involved. As part of the project, the participants have developed technologies that will enhance the comfort of passengers, enabling them to adjust their personal indoor environment as well as to adapt the temperature and airflow to suit their personal needs.In 2016, there were 3.7 billion passengers in civil aviation worldwide. According to a survey by the Federal Statistical Office of Germany, increasing prosperity, attractive travel destinations, the expansion of global trade relations and liberal travel agreements have increased passenger numbers year after year. The Fraunhofer IBP is constantly researching the subject of aircraft in order to bring all of these people to their destinations in a healthy, comfortable, as well as ecological and economical manner. The indoor climate in aircraft cabins occupies an important place in the research work of the institute. The Aviation Double Seat features a combination of seat ventilation by means of fans and thermal regulation by seat heating. Credit: Gentherm GmbH Custom-controlled climate on airplanes Provided by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Citation: Fly with individually air-conditioned seats (2018, April 10) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-individually-air-conditioned-seats.html Explore further read more

Chandrababu Naidu to inaugurate INVECAS Technologies

first_imgSHARE SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTS Published on June 28, 2018 COMMENT Andhra Pradesh computing and information technology The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, N Chandrababu Naidu, is going to inaugurate INVECAS Technologies Pvt Ltd, an IT company, in Guntur on Friday.According to a press release, State IT Minister N. Lokesh will also participate in the programme. According to Ravi Vemuri, CEO of Andhra Pradesh Non-resident Telugu Association, the Chief Minister was striving hard to create the right eco system for the development of IT in the new capital area, enlisting the help of non-resident Telugus settled in the US and other parts of the world.Dasaradha Gude, CEO of the company, said it would generate 250 new jobs directly and the company would collaborate with the local industries in promoting IT solutions.last_img read more

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