Go back to the enewsletter Its been a huge couple

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterIt’s been a huge couple of days for Italian shipbuilding company, Fincantieri. Having delivered the sixth Viking ocean ship at its shipyard in Ancona late last week, Fincantieri also launched Regent Sevens Seas Cruises’ next ultra-luxury vessel into the water for the first time on Saturday 9 February 2019.Seven Seas Splendor is the second super-luxury cruise ship from Fincantieri and is scheduled for delivery in February 2020.Like her sister ship Seven Seas Explorer, delivered at the Sestri Ponente (Genova) shipyard in 2016, Seven Seas Splendor will be 55,000 gross tonnes with accommodation for 750 passengers. Just last month, Fincantieri received a firm order from Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ parent company, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, for a third unit of the series, which will be delivered in 2023.Like Seven Seas Splendor, Virgin Voyages’ launch vessel, Scarlet Lady, was also floated out on Saturday 9 February 2019 at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Genoa Sestri Ponente. Scarlet Lady is the first of four ships that Virgin Voyages has on order. Construction can now commence on the interior fit-out of the ship, slated for launch at the beginning of 2020.Event attendees included Tom McAlpin, Virgin Voyages President and CEO, while Fincantieri was represented by Luigi Matarazzo, Senior Executive Vice President Merchant Ships Business Unit and Paolo Capobianco, director of the shipyard. Godmother of the ceremony was Giuliana Rindone, an employee of Fincantieri’s shipyard in Sestri Ponente.Scarlet Lady will weigh about 110,000 gross tons, be 278 metres long and 38 wide. Virgin Voyages’ second ship, currently under construction in the same yard, will be delivered in 2021, while the third and the fourth units will set sail respectively in 2022 and 2023. They will all feature over 1,400 guest cabins designed to host more than 2,770 passengers, accompanied by 1,160 crew members on board to deliver the famed Virgin service.Fincantieri has built 88 cruise ships from 1990 to today (65 from 2002), while another 55 are currently being designed or built in the group’s yards.Lead image: Seven Seas Splendor hullGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more


By the way the chart of the Canadian dollar aint

first_img By the way, the chart of the Canadian dollar ain’t lookin’ so hot, either. Here’s your “cute quota” of the day… Here’s the New York Spot Gold [Bid] chart, so you can see the Comex price action in more detail. It was basically the same thing in silver…and Nick Laird’s Intraday Silver Sentiment Index closed down 0.48%. Sponsor Advertisement No shades of grey here, as all four precious metals would have posted monster gains if JPMorgan et al hadn’t shown up. For Tuesday, gold finished down 0.35%…silver was down 0.54%…platinum was up 0.48%…and palladium was up an eye-watering 3.99%.  One can only fantasize about their respective gains if they’d been left to their own devices…which they obviously weren’t. The dollar index closed at 83.64 late Friday afternoon in New York…and traded basically flat until early Tuesday morning in the Far East.  It jumped up to 84.00 before falling back to the 83.70 mark shortly after 12 o’clock noon in London.  The subsequent rally peaked out around 84.22 shortly before 11:00 a.m. in New York less than four hours later…and the index crawled higher into the close…finishing the Tuesday session at 84.24…up 60 basis points from Friday. It should be obvious to all but the willfully blind that the dollar index had Zip-a Dee-Doo-Dah to do with the precious metal price action yesterday…or on Monday. Here’s the chart showing the price action beginning at the Sunday night New York open…and on both Monday and Tuesday as well. (Click on image to enlarge) The CME’s Daily Delivery Report showed that 35 gold and 14 silver contracts were posted for delivery on Thursday…and the link to yesterday’s Issuers and Stoppers Report is here. Another day, another withdrawal from GLD.  Yesterday an authorized participant withdrew 125,677 troy ounces…and as of 10:36 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, there were no reported withdrawals from SLV. While on the subject of the above ETFs, the new short interest numbers were posted over at the shortsqueeze.com Internet site on Friday night…and I’m just going to steal what silver analyst Ted Butler had to say in his Saturday column, as it will save me some time… “The new short interest for stocks was reported on Friday evening…and indicated slight increases in the short positions for SLV and GLD, for positions as of May 15th. The short position for SLV increased by almost 700,000 shares/ounces, to just over 12.4 million shares/ounces. At around 3.7% of total shares outstanding, the short position is still well below previous peaks of 36 million shares and more than 12% of shares outstanding. There shouldn’t be any short interest in hard metal ETFs, but we need to keep things in perspective.” “The increase in GLD was only 130,000 shares (13,000 troy oz.), but the total of 28.3 million shares short may be a record and makes up almost 8.4% of total shares outstanding, a much more troubling amount.” Joshua Gibbons, the Guru of SLV’s Silver Bar List, updated his website for activity in that ETF as of Wednesday, May 22nd.  I would have reported on it late last week, but was out of town…and I don’t have his website linked on my laptop.  Here, in part, is what he had to say…”Analysis of the 22 May bar list, and comparison to the previous week’s list showed that 9,766,907.5 oz. were removed (all from Brinks London), 2,154,272.9 oz. were added (all to JPM New York), and no bars had a serial number change.”  The rest of Joshua’s comments are linked here. It was a pretty decent sales day over at the U.S. Mint yesterday, as they sold 9,500 ounces of gold eagles…1,500 one-ounce 24K gold buffaloes…and a chunky 858,500 silver eagles. Only 1,011 troy ounces of silver were withdrawn from the Comex-approved depositories on Friday.  That’s one good delivery bar.  But in gold, these same depositories reported receiving  63,838 troy ounces…all of it into Canada’s Bank of Nova Scotia.  The link to the gold activity is here. Australian reader Wesley Legrand sent me this very interesting paragraph from a big essay written by an Australian gold mining analyst yesterday…and I thought it worth sharing. “We analyze all the gold and silver companies on the Australian Stock Exchange. We have noticed in the last couple of years that Chinese interests have taken large positions in many gold companies. But the positions are all in companies that have large resources of cheap gold ounces in the ground, and are nearly all not viable at the US$1,600 per ounce gold price before the recent plunge. Do they know something?” – Dr. David Evans…goldnerds.com…26 May 2013 It’s a good bet that, like us, they know that the day approaches when these ounces will get repriced to some fantastic number.  The Chinese are infinitely patient…and are obviously quietly preparing for that day. Here’s the chart of the Australian dollar as of the Wednesday trading day ‘down under’.  It’s getting smoked…and I borrowed it from a businessinsider.com article early yesterday evening EDT that Roy Stephens sent me.  (Click on image to enlarge) We appear to be in some sort of ‘holding’ pattern at the moment.  We’ve been in this situation before on numerous occasions…and with a Commitment of Traders positions as wildly bullish as one could imagine, it just remains to be seen what will happen…or will be allowed to happen…when the inevitable rally begins.  So far, every one has been squashed like a bug.  Some day that won’t happen.  But which that day that is, is both unknown and unknowable.  However, it will come. While on the subject of the Commitment of Traders Report…yesterday at the 1:30 p.m. EDT close of Comex trading…was the cut-off for this Friday’s edition.  The big improvements in market structure that both Ted Butler and I were expecting in last week’s report will probably materialize this week…as it’s my firmly-held belief that JPMorgan et al did not report their trading data in a timely manner last week.  This situation first occurred during the drive-by shooting of April 12/15…and has occurred again with this latest report.  Friday’s COT Report should be more instructive…as we got through the reporting week without any upside surprises. Of course there would have been a surprise to the upside if that had been allowed, but as you can tell from the graph above, every attempt ran into a short seller of last resort in the form of the high-frequency traders. Both gold and silver traded in a very tight range during Far East and early London trading on their Wednesday.  Net volume in gold was very light as of 3:55 a.m. EDT…as we head into the final days of roll-overs out of the June delivery month.  Silver’s gross volume is pretty light as well…and the dollar index, which had traded flat through most of Far East trading, began to head south shortly before 2:00 p.m. Hong Kong time…and is down about 17 basis points as of this writing. And as I hit the ‘send’ button on today’s effort at 5:10 a.m. EDT, gold is up about five bucks…but the other three precious metals are struggling…despite the fact that the dollar index is now down 26 basis points.  Net volume in gold is continues to be very light…and silver’s volume has picked up a bit, but still falls into the very light category as well. First Day Notice numbers for delivery into the June gold contract will be posted on the CME’s website late on Friday evening EDT…and I’ll have all the details in Saturday’s column. That’s all I have for today, which is more than enough. See you here tomorrow. It’s been four days since my last column…and I have a large number of stories, despite my hacking and slashing, so I hope you can find the time for the ones that interest you. It occurred to me that in waiting for Mr. Big to show up in silver (or gold); I may have overlooked his arrival months ago. He didn’t come with a loud rap on the front door one fine day; he’s been coming everyday through the back window in the daily price takedowns and consistently improved COTs and ETF flows. What JPMorgan and the commercials have been able to achieve is remarkable and magnificent (if you overlook the illegality). These SOBs have pulled off an asset accumulation of the ages, accompanied all along with a bombardment of main stream media warnings to the public to get out of gold and silver. The only thing the MSM left out was that JPM and the commercials were buying everything the public was encouraged to sell. Add that to the perfect crime. – Silver analyst Ted Butler…25 May 2013 Another day…and another attempt to break above the $1,400 spot price mark that got crushed.  As I mentioned further up…that makes six days in a row.  Here’s the 3-month chart…and you can count the individual days yourself. Uranium Energy Corp. (NYSE MKT: UEC) is pleased to announce that the final authorization has been granted for production at its Goliad ISR Project in South Texas.  As announced in previous press releases, the Company received all of the required authorizations from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, including an Aquifer Exemption which has now been granted concurrence from EPA Region 6. Amir Adnani, President and CEO, stated, “We are very pleased to have received this final authorization for initiating production at Goliad. Our geological and engineering teams have worked diligently toward achieving this major milestone and are to be truly commended. We are grateful to the EPA for its thorough reviews and for issuing this final concurrence. The Company’s near-term plan is to complete construction at the first production area at Goliad and to greatly increase the throughput of uranium at our centralized Hobson processing plant.” Please contact Investor Relations with questions or to request additional information, info@uraniumenergy.com. Another attempt to break above the $1,400 spot price mark that got crushed. With the U.S. closed for the Memorial Day holiday, there was no price action worthy of the description on Monday. The gold price got sold down a in both Far East and early London trading on their Tuesday…and by 8:50 a.m. in New York, gold was down a bit more than fifteen bucks from Monday’s close. The ensuing rally ran out of gas right away…and then the gold price sold down until 10:15 a.m. EDT…and then away it went to the upside once again, with a seller of last resort appearing as the price went vertical through the $1,400 mark about 11:40 a.m. EDT. It was all down hill from there into the 1:30 p.m. Comex close in New York…and after that, the price didn’t do much. The low and high price ticks of the day were the bookends to the above-mentioned rally, with the low tick at 10:15 a.m. printing $1,372.80 spot..and the 11:40 a.m. high tick printing $1,403.40 spot.  It pretty much goes without saying the gold price would have finished materially higher if the not-for-profit sellers weren’t always lurking around.  That’s the sixth day in a row that gold has breached, or has come within pennies of breaching, the $1,400 price mark…only to be sold off in a blizzard of paper gold on the Comex. Gold closed at $1,381.40 spot…down $4.90 from Friday’s close.  I’m not reading a thing into Monday’s price action, so I’m using last Friday’s close as the point of reference for Tuesday’s price action.  Net volume on both Monday and Tuesday combined was around 148,000 contracts. The platinum and palladium price charts showed even more astonishing breakouts…and both markets were in the process of going ‘no ask’ at the precise moment that a short seller of last resort arrived on the scene…11:40 a.m. in New York…the same as gold and silver. No “for profit” seller ever sells like that…ever!!! With the gold price down ten bucks from Friday’s close at the beginning of equity trading in New York on Tuesday, it’s understandable that the gold stocks struggled in the early going and, for the most part, followed the gold price around like a shadow.  The HUI finished down 0.88%. The silver price chart looks suspiciously like the gold chart, with all rallies…along with the high [$22.73 spot] and low [$22.09 spot] price ticks…coming at the precise same moments. Silver closed at $22.27 spot…down twelve cents from Friday’s close. Gross volume for both trading days was around 57,500 contracts.last_img read more


Well be watching closely not so much because Bar

first_img We’ll be watching closely, not so much because Barrick’s success is important to us (we aren’t shareholders), but because of what the project’s progress will tell us about Chile as a mining jurisdiction. The country has been a top mining jurisdiction for decades and remains the world’s top copper-exporting country. However, that standing has been seriously eroded in recent years due to increased regulation, taxation, legal challenges, local protests, and currently, an administration that seems openly hostile to mining. For example, Chile made headlines with its move to halt Goldcorp’s El Morro gold and copper mine and its plans to abolish tax incentives for foreign direct investors. More alarming still are surveys showing that 83% of Chileans are in favor of nationalizing the country’s copper mines. None of these problems will go away simply because of one court’s ruling in favor of one project, of course, but the win for Barrick does break what had been a relentless flow of bad news from Chile. If this means that the administration has realized that the country still needs mining and has changed course, we may see more such decisions and a shift in regulatory emphasis. This would be great news, greatly reducing the risk in many investment opportunities in Chilean minerals. On the other hand, if the ruling is just a legal outlier and Chile’s slide from mining grace continues, rushing to buy Chile plays now could be a huge mistake. Clearly then, the correct course of action is to wait and watch what happens next. If the news is good over the next year, we may start investing in Chile again. Otherwise, we’ll be glad we stayed away. Barrick’s story serves as another potent reminder that political risk originating from government and its actions to mining is among the most important factors for resource investors to consider. Unfortunately, keeping on top of such risks isn’t always easy, even for the savviest of investors. Here at Casey Research, we keep tabs on such risks pretty much 24/7—so you don’t have to. Take, for instance, Louis who travels every month on intense due-diligence trips—literally kicking rocks at locations all over the world—that are essential for assessing the on-the-ground realities of doing business in these faraway places. If you’d like some help on that, or you want our top recommendations, I encourage you to try the Casey International Speculator now, which comes with our money-back satisfaction guarantee. Our latest issue also features a Casey Country Score tabulation to help you gauge the relative political risk of our portfolio picks. The news hit the wires earlier this week that Barrick Gold won a major legal and regulatory victory in Chile, after the Environmental Court of Santiago ruled that the company’s much maligned Pascua-Lama gold and silver project “has not damaged glaciers within the area of its influence.” The move, as positive as it is, comes after a long legal row between Barrick and the influential groups opposing construction of the project, which straddles the Chile-Argentine border high in the Andes. Pascua-Lama was supposed to provide a large share of Barrick’s future gold production, but instead has become a poster child for what can happen to a mining project that gets targeted by those who oppose mining and have political power. Barrick had actually overcome vocal opposition, long permitting delays, huge cost overruns, and more, only to see the project frozen by environmental regulators in Chile in May 2013 over demands that more infrastructure to prevent possible water pollution be built. At that point, the company had already invested roughly $5 billion in Pascua-Lama. Even though construction activities in Argentina, where the majority of Pascua-Lama’s critical infrastructure is located, weren’t affected, Barrick was forced to shelve the project in October 2013. Today, even with the worst legal challenges settled—for now—the road to production at Pascua-Lama remains long and uncertain. Between cost overruns and the decline in bullion prices, the project’s economics are less compelling. Barrick, however, has scrapped several major projects in recent years, so it needs to bring some big new mines online soon or it won’t be the world’s largest gold producer for long (see chart below). The incentives to make it all work out are in place, so it will be interesting to see what happens. last_img read more


A year ago Facebook started using artificial inte

first_imgA year ago, Facebook started using artificial intelligence to scan people’s accounts for danger signs of imminent self-harm. Facebook Global Head of Safety Antigone Davis is pleased with the results so far.”In the very first month when we started it, we had about 100 imminent-response cases,” which resulted in Facebook contacting local emergency responders to check on someone. But that rate quickly increased. “To just give you a sense of how well the technology is working and rapidly improving … in the last year we’ve had 3,500 reports,” she says. That means AI monitoring is causing Facebook to contact emergency responders an average of about 10 times a day to check on someone — and that doesn’t include Europe, where the system hasn’t been deployed. (That number also doesn’t include wellness checks that originate from people who report suspected suicidal behavior online.)Davis says the AI works by monitoring not just what a person writes online, but also how his or her friends respond. For instance, if someone starts streaming a live video, the AI might pick up on the tone of people’s replies.”Maybe like, ‘Please don’t do this,’ ‘We really care about you.’ There are different types of signals like that that will give us a strong sense that someone may be posting of self-harm content,” Davis says.When the software flags someone, Facebook staffers decide whether to call the local police, and AI comes into play there, too. “We also are able to use AI to coordinate a bunch of information on location to try to identify the location of that individual so that we can reach out to the right emergency response team,” she says.In the U.S., Facebook’s call usually goes to a local 911 center, as illustrated in its promotional video.Mason Marks isn’t surprised that Facebook is employing AI this way. He’s a medical doctor and research fellow at Yale and NYU law schools, and recently wrote about Facebook’s system. “Ever since they’ve introduced livestreaming on their platform, they’ve had a real problem with people livestreaming suicides,” Marks says. “Facebook has a real interest in stopping that.”He isn’t sure this AI system is the right solution, in part because Facebook has refused to share key data, such as the AI’s accuracy rate. How many of those 3,500 “wellness checks” turned out to be actual emergencies? The company isn’t saying.He says scrutiny of the system is especially important because this “black box of algorithms,” as he calls it, has the power to trigger a visit from the police.”It needs to be done very methodically, very cautiously, transparently, and really looking at the evidence,” Marks says.For instance, Marks says, the outcomes need to be checked for unintended consequences — such as a potential squelching of frank conversations about suicide on Facebook’s various platforms.”People … might fear a visit from police, so they might pull back and not engage in an open and honest dialogue,” he says. “And I’m not sure that’s a good thing.”But Facebook’s Davis says releasing too many details about how the AI works might be counterproductive. “That information could could allow people to play games with the system,” Davis says. “So I think what we are very focused on is working very closely with people who are experts in mental health, people who are experts in suicide prevention to ensure that we do this in a responsible, ethical, sensitive and thoughtful way.”The ethics of using an AI to alert police to people’s online behavior may soon go beyond suicide-prevention. Davis says Facebook has also experimented with AI to detect “inappropriate interactions” between minors and adults. Law professor Ryan Calo, co-director of the University of Washington’s Tech Policy Lab, says AI-based monitoring of social media may follow a predictable pattern for how new technologies gradually work their way into law enforcement.”The way it would happen would be we would take something that everybody agrees is terrible — something like suicide, which is epidemic, something like child pornography, something like terrorism — so these early things, and then if they show promise in these sectors, we broaden them to more and more things. And that’s a concern.”There may soon be a temptation to use this kind of AI to analyze social media chatter for signs of imminent crimes — especially retaliatory violence. Some police departments have already tried watching social media for early warnings of violence between suspected gang members, but an AI run by Facebook might do the same job more effectively.Calo says society may soon have to ask important questions about whether to allow that kind of monitoring.”If you can truly get an up-or-down yes or no, and it’s reliable, if intervention is not likely to cause additional harm, and is this something that we think it is important enough to prevent, that this is justified?” Calo says. “That’s a difficult calculus, and I think it’s one we’re going to have to be making more and more.”If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (En Español: 1-888-628-9454; Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889) or the Crisis Text Line by texting 741741. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more


Government and health care officials have kicked o

first_imgGovernment and health care officials have kicked off a statewide campaign aimed at combatting a growing opioid crisis.North Carolina has teamed up with the state’s two largest health care companies and dozens of other groups to introduce a program called More Powerful NC.The $2.5 million public awareness campaign will utilize TV, radio and billboards statewide to deliver its message.The program was launched Thursday by Attorney General Josh Stein, Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen, and other officials.Stein told The News and Observer that the opioid crisis is the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history, and is impacting families across North Carolina.Most of the funding for the advertising campaign is coming from private sources, including Charlotte-based Atrium Health and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. Another $365,000 will be provided from state and federal money allocated for opioid-related programs.last_img read more


The aunt of a disabled man who was imprisoned and

first_imgThe aunt of a disabled man who was imprisoned and tortured to death is asking the attorney general to appeal against the judge’s failure to treat his murder as a disability hate crime.James Wheatley, 29, from Kenton Bar, Newcastle, repeatedly kicked, punched and stamped on Lee Irving (pictured) in attacks that took place over nine days, leaving him with multiple broken bones and other injuries.After he died, Irving’s body was taken on a pushchair through a housing estate and dumped on a patch of grass near the A1.Wheatley was found guilty of murder earlier this month, and was sentenced to life in prison, where he will have to serve at least 23 years.Three other defendants – Wheatley’s mother Julie Mills, 52, girlfriend Nicole Lawrence, 22, and lodger Barry Imray, 35 – were also jailed for offences connected with Irving’s death, Mills to eight years, Lawrence to four years, and Imray to three.But although Northumbria police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) treated Irving’s death as a hate crime, Mr Justice Soole, who sentenced the four, decided there was not enough evidence to prove that any of the offences were motivated by disability-related hostility.Instead, he increased Wheatley’s sentence because of Irving’s “vulnerability”.Lee’s aunt, Lisa Irving, told Disability News Service (DNS) this week that her nephew’s murder had left the family “traumatised” and with “little faith in society”.She said the family “fully appreciated the verdicts” but were “devastated about the sentence and how the judge did not accept that it was a disability hate crime. How is it not?” She said the family were equally disturbed by the failings of social services and the police.Newcastle City Council has launched a serious case review into the circumstances that led to her nephew’s death.Lee Irving’s murder is just the latest in a long line of brutal killings that the criminal justice system has failed to treat as disability hate crimes, despite legislation intended to provide longer sentences in such circumstances.They include the killings of Brent Martin, Peter Hedley, Albert Adams, Stephen Hoskin, Kevin Davies, Michael Gilbert… and now Lee Irving.Section 146 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 imposes a duty on the court to increase sentences for offences motivated by disability-related hostility, while the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) 2012 doubles to 30 years the starting point for sentences for disability hate crime murders. Lisa Irving is now working with members of the Disability Hate Crime Network (DHCN) to persuade the attorney general to appeal the sentence handed to Wheatley.She also wants the offences committed by Mills and Lawrence to be treated as hate crimes, although she believes that Imray, who himself had learning difficulties, was probably a victim of disability hate crime himself and was forced by Wheatley to help him cover up his crimes.The Disability Hate Crime Network has now written to the attorney general, the Tory MP Jeremy Wright, to ask him to seek a tougher sentence from the court of appeal.The letter was written by Katharine Quarmby, on behalf of Lisa Irving and the network, and she told Wright that the police and CPS had “presented good evidence of disability hate targeting”.Quarmby, one of the network’s coordinators, and the author of Scapegoat, a pioneering investigation into disability hate crime, told DNS that she was “disappointed” by the failure to increase the sentences for those involved in Lee Irving’s murder.She said she was not aware of a single case in which the LASPO 30-year tariff had yet been used.Quarmby said she welcomed apparent signs of progress in sentencing some lower-level disability hate crimes, but said this could be a sign that magistrates were starting to take the issue seriously, while judges were failing to do so.But she added: “However, when very serious crimes such as murder are sentenced, there seems to be a block in sentencing them as disability hate crimes.“The law, as it currently stands, could be said to be set up to fail – it has to be investigated, prosecuted and sentenced as a disability hate crime.“If one person in that chain – investigating officer, CPS prosecutor or judge – fails to view the crime as disability-related, there is no sentence uplift.“This fails the victim, the family and wider society.“Sentencing such crimes as disability-related would send a strong ‘declaratory effect’ to society that we do not tolerate such crimes and they are sentenced accordingly.“I would like to see a discussion of possible law reform, if the current law is not fit for purpose, which I feel it is no longer.”Anne Novis, a DHCN coordinator who leads for Inclusion London on disability hate crime, added: “It is more than time now for all cases where if a person perceives their experience as disability hate crime, as well as police and CPS, then this should be treated as such by judges.She said: “To repeatedly read of cases where this aspect is ignored, ruled irrelevant, and no enhanced sentencing re hate crime applied gives a message that we as disabled people do not experience hate crime, and that the perpetrators get away with a sentence far less than they should get.“The message given is that our human rights as victims of crime are less than those of others. This is not acceptable and must be changed.“Via Inclusion London and the DHCN we will campaign to see this does happen.”Meanwhile, a third DHCN coordinator, Stephen Brookes, has written to the solicitor general, the Tory MP Robert Buckland, asking for a meeting to raise the network’s concerns about “the all too frequent failure of the court system (in particular the judiciary) to fully understand and implement appropriate sentences for cases of disability hostility”.He welcomed Buckland’s work on encouraging the reporting of hate crime by disabled people, but added: “The successful work we have done along with police forces and CPS prosecutors in jointly pressing for disability hate crime to be treated as such has been thwarted in most cases by court decisions.”He pointed to the Lee Irving case as an example of how, despite improved confidence in police forces and CPS, “we are facing a total and unacceptable brick wall in courts in that the judiciary only seem to consider vulnerability as a cause, which means that disability hate is often not considered as part of a sentence uplift”.He told Buckland: “It is about time that judges were given some real awareness training in what… disability actually means, rather than categorising us all as poor vulnerable victims.”last_img read more


Survey Finds Most Police Officers Support Medical Marijuana

first_img Next Article Image credit: Luke Sharrett | Bloomberg | Getty Images Each week hear inspiring stories of business owners who have taken the cannabis challenge and are now navigating the exciting but unpredictable Green Rush. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Easy Search. Quality Finds. Your partner and digital portal for the cannabis community. Add to Queue Survey Finds Most Police Officers Support Medical Marijuana In a sign of the continuing shift in attitudes about legal marijuana, a new survey finds that a majority of police officers now favor allowing the use of medical marijuana.However, the number drops significantly when it comes to the legalization of marijuana for personal use. And one-third of officers surveyed said they still support an outright ban on the use of marijuana for any purpose.Pew Research released the information recently as part of a survey of police officers on a number of issues.Medical marijuana is now legal in 28 states and the District of Columbia. Eight states have legalized marijuana for recreational use: Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.For those thinking of investing into marijuana businesses, the survey provides a glimpse into how law enforcement might battle any new legalization efforts. Despite being legal under state laws for a majority of the US population, marijuana remains an illegal drug under federal law.Related: 5 Tips for Breaking Into the ‘Budding’ Marijuana IndustryPolice officer surveyThe survey found that, overall, about seven in 10 officers think marijuana should be legalized for at least medical use. The numbers were as follows:37 percent of police officers supported legalizing marijuana for medical use32 percent of police officers supported legalizing marijuana for both personal and medical use30 percent of police officers support a ban on marijuana for any useYounger officers took a more favorable view toward marijuana, with 37 percent saying they support both medical and recreational marijuana.Related: How Cannabis Ecommerce Challenges Are Driving Web InnovationGeneral public surveyWhile the trend toward supporting legalization among law enforcement officers reflects what has happened with voters across the country, the numbers for law enforcement remain below that for the general public.In the same study, Pew reported the following numbers on the same questions asked of adults who do not work in law enforcement. The findings:35 percent supported legalizing marijuana for medical use49 percent supported legalizing marijuana for both medical and personal use15 percent supported a ban on marijuana for any use63 percent of those under the age of 45 support legal marijuana for both personal and medical usePew conducted the study between May and August 2016. They interviewed 7,900 officers in both police and sheriff’s departments. Each department had at least 100 officers. For the general public portion of the survey, Pew interviewed 4,500 adults in August and September of 2016.Related: 4 Cannabis Business Ideas from the Frontier of the Legal Weed IndustryWhile law enforcement attitudes toward legalizing marijuana seems to have relaxed, the nation’s top justice officials have not changed their stance on marijuana as an illegal drug. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency had two chances to review petitions on the legal status of marijuana in the summer of 2016. However, DEA officials decided not to make any changes.To stay up to date on the latest marijuana related news make sure to like dispensaries.com on Facebook. Guest Writer Green Entrepreneur Podcast February 9, 2017 3 min read Cannabis Softening attitudes among police lags general public acceptance but seems to confirm an inexorable social trend. Listen Now –shares dispensaries.comlast_img read more


Instagram Admitting a War on Snapchat Rolls Out Face Filters

first_img With yesterday’s arrival of Instagram Face Filters, Facebook and Instagram’s complete and utter dismantling of the Snapchat platform is complete.Instagram is rolling out eight inaugural Face Filters, including furry koala ears, math equations swirling around your head and — most fittingly — an ice crown. To the winner go the spoils.Not five minutes after Instagram announced Face Filters and several other new features — including a Rewind button, Hashtag stickers and an Eraser button — Instagram VP of Product Kevin Weil walked onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York City shooting an Instagram Story of the crowd.Weil, the former VP of product at Twitter, has been at Instagram for around 15 months. In that time, the app has switched to an algorithmic feed and rolled out Instagram Stories, which now eclipses Snapchat with more than 200 million daily active users (DAUs) in less than a year. Instagram is also testing location-based Stories (like Snapchat’s geofilters and local stories), but hasn’t yet publicly confirmed that feature.”Face filters are an expected part of a modern camera, so we’re super excited to launch them today,” Weil said. “The first eight filters are live now, and we’ve also launched a handful of other things including a reverse video format, a hashtag sticker allowing you to tag stories the same way you can tag mentions and some other tools like an eraser.”The next question, inevitably, is how Instagram’s Face Filters are different from Snapchat’s. You can get to the filters from the face icon in the right corner of the Instagram app when you’re filming a story. Just like Snapchat, you tap a filter to try it on and there are individual and group filters to use with friends in the frame. Face Filters also integrate with Boomerang by default, and the finished snaps ‘grams can be sent as an Instagram DM or uploaded to your story.”The important thing to us when we launched Face Filters was to do it in a way that was natural to Instagram. There’s a level of craft and attention to detail with each of the eight filters that I think is unique,” Weil said. “One of my favorites is the koala filter. I have 7-month-old twins, I put them on screen and I see two little koalas looking up at me, and the ears twitch the same way a koala’s ears naturally twitch. There’s another feature with a spotlight. As you move around, the spotlight will follow you.”These updates are available as part of Instagram version 10.21 for iOS in the Apple App Store and for Android in Google Play.Instagram admits all-out war on Snapchat.Face Filters are the cherry on top of one of the more deft and almost impressively brazen business moves Mark Zuckerberg has made to get Facebook where it is today.Instagram Stories and now Face Filters are one facet of the strategy. Add that to Facebook’s copycat Messenger Day feature and most importantly, the company’s new Camera Effects augmented reality (AR) developer platform announced at F8, and it amounts to a ruthlessly effective scorched earth copycat campaign. Zuckerberg’s F8 keynote was one long subtweet of Snap Inc., where Zuck didn’t mention the word Snapchat once. Today, he also posted an Instagram video in which he sported one of the app’s new filters and congratulated his team on a “nice job.”That’s not the most important part, though. Facebook has also improved upon every core Snapchat feature, adding features and user experience (UX) polish and opening the camera platform to developers in addition to an active user base with which Snapchat can’t compete. During his TechCrunch Disrupt interview, Weil reluctantly acknowledged that Instagram’s strategy around stories and filters was inspired by and came at the expense of Snapchat.”If we’re being honest with ourselves, this is the way the tech industry and frankly all industries work. Good ideas start out in one place and spread all across the industry,” he said. “Kudos to Snapchat for being the first to stories, but it’s a format and it’s going to be adopted across a wide array of platforms.”Weil likened it to Facebook coming up with the News Feed or Twitter pioneering hashtags, both of which are now widely adopted across apps and social networks. In the same vein, he also drew an interesting parallel with the animation world. Pixar was the first to do computer-animated films, but Weil made the point that just because Pixar was first, we shouldn’t discount all the great films made by a studio like DreamWorks.”It’s not just about the format, it’s about the plot. The storyline. It’s the entire product. It’s not just Instagram Stories, it’s the Instagram feed. Raw moments. Direct, where you’re sharing privately. Instagram Live, where you’re taking people with you throughout the day. It would be silly of us to see a good idea and say that because one person did it we can’t even go near it,” Weil said.To interviewer Josh Constine’s credit, he didn’t let up. Most of Instagram’s product development over the past year and a half has been around features Snapchat has already built. Weil became visibly uncomfortable when faced with question after question about whether it’s honorable to copy other products, what the atmosphere was like after Snap Inc. lost 25 percent of its value following its most recent earnings report, and whether the ends justify the means.”There will be multiple successful players in the industry,” Weil responded. “It’s not about one player going down. It’s about building things of value and asking whether you’re closer to the people in your life because of Instagram.” Add to Queue Associate Features Editor Instagram, Admitting a War on Snapchat, Rolls Out Face Filters Next Article This story originally appeared on PCMag 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Rob Marvincenter_img Instagram’s VP of product dishes on the app’s Face Filters, Hashtag stickers, and Rewind button at TechCrunch Disrupt while fielding a barrage of questions about Snapchat. 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Will Medical Cannabis Sales Eventually Surpass Recreational Sales

first_imgMedical Marijuana 7 min read Image credit: LPETTET | Getty Images Contributor Will Medical Cannabis Sales Eventually Surpass Recreational Sales? Subscribe Now Many assume the recreational marijuana market will surpass medical cannabis but there are many reasons to suspect they will be proved wrong. Medical marijuana could become the bigger of the two within a few years thanks to three factors.Here’s what entrepreneurs should know about the difference between these two markets, and how the cannabis industry’s astronomical growth could evolve differently than one might expect.The current state of the cannabis market.Global cannabis sales reached a new high of $12.2 billion in 2018, up from $9.5 billion in 2017, according to a report by BDS Analytics. More than half of that was recreational. Some examples:Colorado: Out of total revenue of almost $1.55 billion, according to the Colorado Department of Revenue, only $332 million was medical cannabis.California: Sales reached approximately $1.2 billion per state data, more than half of which was recreational.Canada: Statistics Canada reported total sales for October through December reached $115 million USD. At the same time, the number of medical marijuana patients grew in Canada.Sales in US states that have legalized weed appear to be moving away from medical cannabis and towards recreational, though this has not held true in Canada, though there are indications it will once the market matures and there is wider accessibility.Related: Move Aside, CBD: New Data Finds THC Is the Real Medicine in Medical MarijuanaIn the U.S., the legalization of recreational weed has meant a corresponding decline or stagnation in medical cannabis sales. This makes sense for a few reasons. Depending on the state, obtaining a medical marijuana card can be complicated with few doctors willing to prescribe and applications, and medical marijuana patients sometimes must pay a fee.In California, the biggest cannabis market to date, lenient laws created an artificially large medical marijuana market. Today, many of those patients are switching to recreational.The rise of recreational weed has lead to some panic about the future of medical marijuana. Will producers entirely shift their focus away from medical marijuana and to focus on the hottest cannabis products like concentrates vapes, and other high-THC options? Will patients have access to the product they need for target-specific conditions, rather than get you high?There are a few reasons why this will not happen.CBD will be bigger than recreational weed.The recreational market isn’t just booming because people want concentrated THC. In fact, the products with the biggest sales increase in 2018 were high in CBD. The growing interest in medicinal and medical cannabis is a strong indication CBD market will explode in the upcoming years.CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is a compound in cannabis that does not produce a high. ThoughCBD is the second-most popular compound found in weed after THC, it can be found in hemp, too, which is non-psychoactive. This means that it cannot produce unwanted effects, by law.CBD can address a variety of conditions ranging from the severe to the preventative according to a growing body of research and anecdotal evidence. These include both physical conditions including seizures, pain, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease and mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. CBD provides a much-needed, non-addictive alternative without negative side effects for pain management and epilepsy These conditions afflict millions of Americans who don’t yet use medical marijuana. The potential market is enormous for all-natural products that can address these ailments.CBD edible sales grew astronomically in 2018. In one year alone CBD gummy sales went up 925 percent, sales of CBD chocolate market increased by 530 percent and CBD tincture, also known as cannabis oil, sales went up 111.5 percent.Most predict that the CBD market will eclipse the recreational cannabis market — something that couldn’t have been predicted at the beginning of the legalization movement. The most optimistic projection comes from the Brightfield Group, which says the CBD market could reach $22 billion by 2022, more is more than the projected recreational cannabis market.Related: New Poll Finds Highest Support Ever for Weed LegalizationBut is CBD medicinal or medical cannabis? Most people take CBD medicinally, not recreationally, with some replacing pharmaceuticals with CBD. Others use it to address conditions for which they never took a prescription, and a growing number use it as preventative medicine.In other words, the distinction between medicinal and medical cannabis is hazy. With more research demonstrating CBD’s effectiveness, cannabidiol could soon be redefined. This is most likely to occur after national legalization — and once Big Pharma becomes more involved.Big Pharma could change the cannabis industry.The American pharmaceutical industry is the biggest industry in the country and it continues to grow. It represents 45 percent of the global pharmaceutical industry, according to Statista. Big Pharma is investing in weed research, a second big reason why medical cannabis could surpass recreational sales. Because pharmaceutical companies are investigating cannabis medicine, CBD could become a more common form of medical marijuana, not just a supplement categorized as recreational.Pharmaceutical companies are putting more resources than ever into CBD research to satisfy the demand for cannabis-wellness. There has already been a breakthrough. Epidiolex in 2018 became the first FDA-approved cannabis-derived medication. It is prescribed to treat two types of epilepsy. FDA reclassified Epidiolex as a substance with a lower likelihood of abuse than recreational cannabis. Though just one drug, Epidiolex has opened the floodgates for other pharmaceutical companies to start exploring medical cannabis.Medical marijuana research is still in its infancy. But in 2018, pharmaceutical companies filed more cannabis patents than ever. Six of the top 10 cannabis patent holders are pharmaceutical companies, according to a recent report. Expect to see many more cannabis medicines available in coming years.Related: The UN Is Moving Toward Ending Decades of International Cannabis ProhibitionCannabis consumer demographics keep shifting.The U.S. baby boomers are the largest generation in American history. There are 76 million baby boomers in the U.S., according to Pew Research, ranging in age from 54 to 73. That is a large segment of the population that is either eligible for Medicare or soon will be.It isn’t a coincidence that seniors are one of the fastest expanding cannabis users. Not only are seniors spending more on marijuana than ever before, but they’re accustomed to spending a lot on medication. A report found that brand name drug prices have almost doubled in nine years.As a result, seniors are more likely to look for less expensive alternatives, like cannabis. Pharmaceutical companies are incentivized more than ever to create medical cannabis products to appeal to their older demographic.An additional factor in coming years is that contemplated changes to global treaties could create an international medical cannabis market, with CBD specifically exempted from international prohibition. This creates the potential for eventually allowing cannabis producers, such as those in Canada projected to eventually glut domestic markets, to export to newly opened markets. The United Kingdom and Thailand recently legalized medical marijuana, and many European countries are in the process of relaxing their laws.For more developed markets with bigger producers, this translates to massive potential for medical marijuana overseas in markets that are far away from recreational legalization.Related: Why Will Health Insurers Reimburse You for Opioids but Not for Medical Marijuana?Will medical cannabis surpass recreational?Recreational cannabis will be huge but increasing interest in medicinal cannabis, global market growth and involvement from Big Pharma could make medical cannabis the larger of the two markets. For this to happen, however, there are a few things that have to change. Specifically, this would require better accessibility to medical cannabis — more doctors, easier applications and more options when it comes to medication targeting specific illnesses — and a better understanding of how we can use CBD medically. Lastly, for the market to really reach its potential, international expansion of the medical cannabis market needs to be legalized.One thing is for certain: The market for cannabis medications will continue to grow as baby boomers come of age, stigma decreases and continuing research confirms the effectiveness of cannabis for many common ailments. Next Article Founder of crypto site Blocklr & Growth Nuts, an organic growth co. Add to Queue Green Entrepreneur provides how-to guides, ideas and expert insights for entrepreneurs looking to start and grow a cannabis business. –shares Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Scott McGovern Get 1 Year of Green Entrepreneur for $19.99 We are on the brink of a global medical cannabis boom. April 8, 2019last_img read more


National Cancer Institute gives healthcare a booster shot with the latest in

first_imgSHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTS June 25, 2019 COMMENT SHARE disease healthcare industry The sprawling 70-acre campus of the government-run National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Jhajjar, Haryana, built to provide respite to thousands of patients, is home to novel laboratory techniques implemented in the public sector for the first time. Sixty-five-year-old Satyawan Singh, who was wheeled into the emergency section of NCI recently, is one such beneficiary of the institute’s new approach to diagnostics. Singh’s jaw was ‘locked’ due to a potential cancerous condition, and he was unable to eat food. “If it were not for the NCI, we would have been forced to visit the crowded AIIMS in Delhi for treatment,” Pawan, Satyawan’s son, said. On entering the ‘Phlebotomy’ division, a doctor collected Satyawan’s blood sample, transferred it into a colour- and bar-coded vial and put it in a jar. A technician collected the jar and pushed some buttons to deposit the jar into one of the chutes attached to the wall. Sucked away through vacuum pipes, the jars were transferred to the lab in a jiffy. “The pneumatic chutes are designed in a way that they suck the sample jars via air pressure and deliver them to the lab on the upper floors. The system is run on sensors and a software that manages incoming traffic from different wards,” said a spokesperson for Seimens Healthineers present on-site. A few floors above, a stream of sample jars are received by two technicians in the Robotic Core Clinical lab, which takes care of biochemistry, haematology, coagulation, immunoassays and tumour-marker tests. “Based on their colour and size, they (the samples) are automatically sorted onto specific belts mimicking railway lines, and are carried to their respective testing machines. The lab is expected to receive anywhere between 100 and 150 samples in a day,” said Vivek Kanade, Executive Director, Siemens Healthineers. “While the largest belt, 92 m in size, is housed at Thyrocare and processes close to 50,000 samples annually, the NCI belt is the second-largest at 55 m, and has the capacity to process 1,500 samples per hour,” Kanade added. Automated designThe tube-to-lab automated facility is conceptualised to avoid spillage of samples and avoid contamination. Said Seimens in a statement: “The laboratory automation solution supports an end-to-end sample processing workflow — from loading various sample tubes to the analysers to storage and disposal of the samples with minimal manual intervention needed. This results in reduced error rates.” The entire design of the NCI as envisioned by its head, GK Rath, is futuristic. The labs have been built at an expense of ₹20 crore. “Improved turnaround time, enhanced quality, reduced biohazard risks due to minimal sample extraction, coupled with cost-effective processes and diagnostic accuracy will help us serve the needs of the community better,” said Rath. Published onlast_img read more


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