Elifritz named January Miami East FFA Member of the Month

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The January 2016 Miami East-MVCTC FFA Member of the Month is Kyle Elifritz. Kyle is the son of Joe and Tiffney Elifritz of Fletcher. Kyle is a freshman at Miami East High School and a first year agriculture student enrolled in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources.Kyle was chosen for his continued strong worth ethic and dedication to FFA events. At the recent county and district Parliamentary Procedures Career Development Event, Kyle served as the chairperson and led his team to a gold rating at both events. He participated in the District Job Interview Career Development Event in Division 1. He also earned the Greenhand FFA Degree and helped regularly with the loading and sort of fruit during the chapter’s fruit sales fundraiser.Every month of the school year the Miami East-MVCTC FFA will select a student to be the FFA Member of the Month.  The officer team will nominate one student that has been actively involved in the FFA chapter, school and community activities.  If selected, the member will be recognized at the monthly FFA meeting, have their picture displayed in the Miami East Agriculture Classroom, and receive a special memento in celebration of their accomplishment.last_img read more

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7 Tech Companies That Raised Venture Capital Today: Which Will Change the World? (Poll)

first_imgleela cyd ross Today’s companies raising venture capital truly run the gamut of services and topics. We’ve got an app to enable college students to find the hottest party on campus, an online education option for graduate students, copywriters creating targeted ads with just the right words to get us clicking, a financial health site for women as well as several other intriguing ideas. Such a diverse lineup! Which company do you think will wind up changing our world the most? Make your opinion heard by voting in the poll below and find out about yesterday’s winner, too. Yesterday’s Poll winner was Altobridge, a company that’s bringing the mobile market to developing countries. Altobridge earned 59% of RWW readers’ vote. Today’s Companies:Pricelock, based in Redwood City, CA, raised $12 million in funding today. Pricelock provides technology and commodities knowledge to gauge fuel prices for businesses in the U.S. BoostCTR, creates optimized ads by having copywriters rewrite the text within the ads, for greater sales. BoostCTR is based in San Francisco and raised $1.6 million from several different investors. Spigit, provider of management software accessible via employee’s phones and Facebook account, inked $10 million today. Sponto makes a mobile app exclusively for college students, helping them find parties via the GPS in their mobile phone. Sponto’s app allows students to see social events going on and around campus, all at once and in real time.DailyWorth is a community-driven, financial information site geared for women. DailyWorth secured $850,000 in funding according to an SEC filing. Jumio, a company still in the development stages with a focus on making all monetary transactions electronic, just got a boost with $1.5 million in funding, also according to an SEC filing.2tor, an online higher education startup based in New York City, raised $32.5 million in a Series C round of funding. 2tor partners with graduate programs to make more classes accessible online.Which company do you think will change the world the most? Tags:#Venture Funding#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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10 months agoSteven Sessegnon delighted with new Fulham contract

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say Steven Sessegnon delighted with new Fulham contractby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSteven Sessegnon has signed a new deal with Fulham.The 18-year-old has agreed a deal which keeps him at Craven Cottage until the summer of 2022, with a Club option to extend by a further 12 months.Having come through the Academy since joining as an Under-9 alongside twin brother Ryan, Steven penned his first professional contract with Fulham last summer.“It feels very good,” Sessegnon told fulhamfc.com. “It’s something I’ve been working towards for the last few months and it feels amazing to get it done and over the line.“You could say the first [pro deal] was very special but this one has shown all the hard work I’ve done personally, not just with this Club but with international success as well. It is rewarding helping contribute to the progression of Fulham.“This can only motivate me to keep working harder. I will carry on doing as I am and keep on heading towards the next one.“Hopefully I can make my league debut very soon, but over time I need to keep working hard and knuckling down and see what happens.“You can’t rush this sort of thing. I’m going to take my chance, whenever it might come.“The Millwall game in the Carabao Cup was a great feeling for me. That was something I’m not used to, but one that will push me on, and spur me on in the future to achieve great things.” last_img read more

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November 24 2002 Concrete pump operator Tim with

first_imgNovember 24, 2002 Concrete pumpoperator Tim [with cowboy hat] of O’Brian Concrete Pumping is directingthe concrete nozzle with Roma Tre student Anita Maruccia on his righttranslating requests from the Sicilian crew. This pour includes thecomplete wall panels between Unit 6 and 7, between Unit 7 and 8,between Unit 8 and 9, and between Unit 9 and 10. [Photo & text: sa] Sicilian crewmembers Filippo and Rosario Bisconti are supervising the concrete flowinto the new M2 panels. [Photo & text: sa] It’s a tricky jobto vibrate the concrete within the small crevice of these panels.[Photo & text: sa] The Novemberworkshop is getting their first construction experience finishing thetop of the wall panels. [Photo & text: sa] The extra concreteis often used to make pavers. [Photo & text: sa]last_img read more

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Belgian operator Belgacom has readded German chan

first_imgBelgian operator Belgacom has re-added German channels ARD (Das Erste) and ZDF to its TV platform after reaching a new agreement with the public broadcasters.Belgacom controversially dropped the channels last year after failing to agree licensing terms with ARD and ZDF.At the time the channels accused Belgacom of not compromising, despite ARD and ZDF making “far-reaching concessions”, with Belgacom apparently asking for a two-year pay freeze for the resupply of the channels.However, reports from last year claimed that Belgacom had offered to pay €500,000 per year-for the channels, but had the sum turned down by the German broadcasters.Financial terms of the new agreement were not disclosed.last_img read more

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Samsung has partnered with Rakutenowned VOD servi

first_imgSamsung has partnered with Rakuten-owned VOD service, Wuaki, to expand its TV Plus service in Europe and sell new release Ultra HD movies.The deal, which was announced at MIPTV in Cannes, will see Samsung and Wuaki team up to sell 4K, High Dynamic Range, film titles through Samung’s smart TV VOD service TV Plus. Wuaki will help to power the IP-based offering.TV Plus, which launched in Germany in January, will be rolled out to four more European countries – France, Italy, Spain, and the UK – and content will be tailored to customers in each region.“Through TV Plus, Rakuten and Samsung have been able to come together to offer consumers a wide variety of content options from an assortment of different genres and interests,” said Jacinto Roca, chief executive officer of Rakuten Wuaki.“Rakuten is excited to grow our partnership with Samsung as we continue to look for new, innovative ways for users to consume the content they desire.”Samsung Electronics’ vice-president of connective TV services, Heeman Lee, said: “We’re proud to partner with Rakuten Wuaki to expand availability of TV Plus in Europe, offering the fastest way to discover the latest 4K HDR movies and entertainment on Samsung QLED TVs.”last_img read more

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Former Channel 4 content chief Jay Hunt is being l

first_imgFormer Channel 4 content chief Jay Hunt is being linked with a role at Apple.According to sources, she has been in talks over an unspecified role at the tech giant’s London office.Jay HuntThe story first emerged on the On the Airwaves news site.Hunt is known to be well in with Apple original video chiefs Jamie Erlicht and Zach van Amburg, having worked with them on Channel 4 sci-fi anthology Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams when they were running Sony Pictures Television.Hunt has been heavily linked with another digital content player, Netflix, but has publicly played down that link.She left Channel 4 last month after seven years as chief creative officer with the UK broadcaster, having brought shows such as The Great British Bake Off and Electric Dreams to the commercially funded public service broadcaster.Numerous execs are lining up to replace her at Channel 4, with interviews believed to be in their final stages. BBC Three controller Damian Kavanagh and Hunt’s deputy, Ralph Lee are both in contention, though sources suggest the later may no longer be in the running.On Friday, former BBC director general Danny Cohen was the latest to rule himself out after reports claimed he was unexpected candidate.Apple, meanwhile, has been building out its content team following the appointments of van Amburg and Erlicht has head of video programming.They have hired a number of execs, including former WGN America chief Matt Cherniss, and are thought to be looking at big ticket dramas, despite Apple seemingly not having aAn Apple spokesperson declined to comment when contacted by DTVE sister title TBI, while Hunt couldn’t be reached for comment this morning.last_img read more

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first_imgSponsor Advertisement The only question to be answered is…how much more is left to go to the downside.I was expecting another leg down in the precious metals sometime between Christmas and New Years…but it began yesterday.  Ted Butler had been expecting since the Sunday night open in New York.Gold rose gently in early Far East trading, with the ‘high’ tick…around $1,702 spot…coming shortly after 1:00 p.m. in Hong Kong…and by the Comex open it was back to unchanged from Monday’s close.The first of many engineered price declines began shortly before 10:00 a.m. in New York…which may have been an early London p.m. gold fix.  It was sold down in stair-step fashion from there, with the final down-leg coming shortly after the 1:30 p.m. Comex close.  That was gold’s low price tick of the day…recorded by Kitco as $1,660.10 spot.From there the gold price recovered somewhat…but that smallish rally only lasted until 4:00 p.m. Eastern…and then it traded sideways into the 5:15 p.m. electronic close.Gold finished the Tuesday session at $1,670.90 spot…down $27.20 for the day.  Net volume was a very chunky 195,000 contracts.Of course it was silver that JPMorgan et al were really after…and they certainly did a number on it.  The sell-off was much more severe, but the price pattern was the same, so I’ll spare you the play-by-play.Silver’s high tick…around $32.55 spot…came shortly before noon Hong Kong time.  The low price tick, like gold’s, came ten minutes after the Comex close…and Kitco reported that as $31.25 spot.The subsequent rally pared the losses by a bit…and silver finished the day at $31.64 spot…down 64 cents on the day.  Once again silver had an intraday price move of well over a dollar.  Net, volume was pretty decent at around 46,000 contracts…but with a price decline of that magnitude, I was hoping for more.The dollar index started the Tuesday trading session at 79.56…then rallied a hair until shortly after the London open before starting to weaken…with the biggest decline coming between 10:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. in New York.  The index nadir [79.27] occurred at that point…and the dollar index closed at 79.36…down about 20 basis points from Monday’s close.Only Jon Nadler could find a co-relation between the precious metal price activity and the dollar index on a day like yesterday…as any sane and rational person would see no relationship at all.  But if you do see some, I’d love to hear your explanation.The gold stocks held up surprisingly well in the early going, but it was the engineered price decline between 11:20 a.m. and precisely 12 o’clock noon in New York that did the most damage to the shares.  But once the low was in at 1:40 p.m….the gold stocks recovered…and the HUI only finished down 1.43%.Not surprisingly, the silver stocks got hit harder…and Nick Laird’s Intraday Silver Sentiment Index closed down 2.10%.(Click on image to enlarge)Considering the bear raid by “da boyz” yesterday, the shares held up remarkably well…and don’t forget about what I [and others] have said about buying “while blood is running in the streets”.  That expression fits the circumstance before you, perfectly.The CME’s Daily Delivery Report showed that 154 silver contracts were posted for delivery tomorrow.  Jefferies was the short/issuer on all of them…and the Bank of Nova Scotia and JPMorgan were the biggest long/stoppers with 116 and 27 contracts respectively.  Even with the year starting to wind down, I’m still expecting a reasonable amount of delivery activity between now and then, as the CME reported that there are 325 gold and 636 silver contracts still left open for the December delivery month…from which you have to subtract the 154 silver contracts mentioned above.  The link to yesterday’s Issuers and Stoppers Report is here.There were no reported changes in either GLD or SLV yesterday.Switzerland’s Zürcher Kantonalbank updated their gold and silver ETFs as of December 17th.  Their gold ETF showed an increase of 28,964 troy ounces…but their silver ETF showed a decline of 498,112 troy ounces.The U.S. Mint had a smallish sales report yesterday.  They sold 7,500 ounces of gold eagles…and that was all.The Comex-approved depositories reported receiving 218,678 troy ounces of silver…and shipped 301,002 ounces out the door on Monday.  The link to that activity is here.Well, I received an ‘answer’ from the ombudsman over at Scotiabank on Monday, but it sat unopened in my in-box until yesterday, as I didn’t want what I said in my Tuesday column to be influenced by what was in the reply.I didn’t need to worry, as he weaseled his way out of answering it in almost the same manner as the first time.  He could have easily have found the answer to my question, as it would certainly be at hand if he’d been allowed to give it to me.Here are the entire contents of his e-mail…Dear Mr. Steer, I am responding to your attached follow-up e-mail, I wish to begin by assuring you that I am not trying to increase your frustration level but I must say that, as I have stated earlier, I find Scotiabank’s earlier response to you to be perfectly reasonable.   In fact, I find it completely logical that any clarification about information in an article published by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission should come directly from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Yours truly, Charles Dougall OmbudsmanIn the end, it was another “non-denial denial”.  They just chose to get out of it by answering a question that I never asked…and avoided the direct question that I did ask.  I don’t think they’re being obtuse…I just think that they don’t want to tell the truth.  It’s for this very reason that I suspect Scotiabank/Scotia Mocatta of being the “new non-U.S. bank” that suddenly got outed by the CFTC in the November Bank Participation Report.  Scotiabank could have ended it all by just telling me…no, it wasn’t them.  But they didn’t say that…and I’m suspecting that the reason is because they didn’t want to get caught in a lie later.  I guess that’s the lesser of two evils than being caught telling the truth at this point in the game.If you didn’t read it, or don’t remember the question I presented to the ombudsman, the link to yesterday’s GSD column is here.The Queen and The GoldI stole this photo from Eric King’s website…and it’s posted in one of his blogs with James Turk further down in this column.  I’m still thunderstruck that Her Majesty [and Prince Philip] were trotted out.  There is obviously big trouble in River City that we just aren’t privy to.Here are a couple of charts that Nick Laird sent my way yesterday…and both are show-stoppers.  The first shows how many ounces of gold can be bought for $1,000 going back to 1718.(Click on image to enlarge)This second chart shows the lost purchasing power of the U.S. dollar in percentage terms over the same 300-year period.  One chart is actually a ‘derivative’ of the other.(Click on image to enlarge)They don’t teach this stuff in school…and as you’re probably already beginning to suspect, there’s a good reason for that.  They don’t want the sheeple to know how badly their being fleeced…and by whom…and why.Here’s a cute photo that my sister sent me yesterday…and you though squirrels on your roof were a problem.I have a more reasonable number of news items for you today…and I hope you can find time to wade through them the ones that interest you during the busy holiday season that we all face.It is one thing for an exchange to rush to the aid of important members when an outsider may be doing something wrong and against the insider members’ interests; but it’s a very different story if there was no outside wrongdoing and the insiders were the guilty party. That’s exactly what happened in 2011 on separate occasions…and is still happening to this day in COMEX silver. It is a circumstance without precedent, namely, an exchange working against the public’s interest when there is nothing that the public is doing that is wrong. The thought that the New York Stock Exchange would diligently work to lower overall stock prices is too absurd to contemplate, as it would be shooting itself in the foot. But that’s exactly what the COMEX is doing in silver. The exchange should care less about price levels, but because the most important member of the COMEX (JPMorgan) is up to its eyeballs on the short side, that forces the exchange to be an active partner in attempting to bring about lower silver prices. This is so bad, it is almost inconceivable. Yet the evidence is right in front of us. – Silver analyst Ted Butler…15 December 2012Well, yesterday’s price action in New York should leave no doubt in anyone’s mind that JPMorgan Chase and the rest of their Merry Men showed up in New York yesterday. Using my Ovaltine secret decoder ring…and holding the Kitco chart up at a 33 degree angle in polarized light, it was easy to spot the secret message inscribed in the silver chart.  It said “Season’s Greetings to all.  Up yours. Jamie…et al“The only question to be answered is…how much more is left to go to the downside.  The gold price took out its 200-day moving average by a whisker yesterday…but did not close below it.  Silver still has a ways to go yet.  But can they, or will they do more to the downside?  I don’t know for sure, but suspect that the answer is yes.If they are clearing the decks for a major price rise in the New Year to correspond with the Fed’s attempt to raise the velocity of money by increasing the inflation rate…by a U.S. dollar devaluation, or other means…sending a message to the markets by running up the precious metal prices by a very noticeable amount would be one of the tools they would certainly contemplate using.In order to do that, I’m sure that “da boyz” would like to cover as many short positions as they can in the interim…and that means further price pain to the downside until they get the last possible speculative long position holders to sell.  Once they get to that point…whatever prices that takes…no further price reduction is possible, as it’s the very act of technical fund selling [or buying] that ultimately drives the spot price.Here are the 1-year charts for both gold and silver.  It’s hard to tell how much more damage they can do to the downside as far as price is concerned, but Ted Butler says it could be considerable…especially in silver.(Click on image to enlarge)(Click on image to enlarge)In the meantime, the CME Group and the CFTC will continue to protect the largest Commercial short holders in all four precious metals…and CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton will continue to reassure us that nothing is amiss…and the evidence provided by the weekly Commitment of Traders Report is just a figment of our collective imaginations.JPMorgan Chase is the ringleader, of course…but I’m also getting the impression that Canada’s own Scotiabank/Scotia Mocatta is a major player in this short-side price management scheme as well…along with a handful of others, including the raptors.With what’s been happening over in the gold vaults at the Bank of England these days…maybe Her Majesty will spill the beans.  Maybe the pope will be next to go on the tour.  Where are John Cleese and Michael Palin when you really need them?  Too bad Monty Python’s Flying Circus got cancelled, as I’m sure that they would have had a field day with this story.I mentioned the COT Report just a few paragraphs back…and yesterday was the cut-off for the one that comes out on Friday.  I certainly hope that all of yesterday’s price and volume action is reported to the CFTC in a timely manner.  Since the cut-off was at the 1:30 p.m. close of Comex trading, I very much doubt that the volume associated with the absolute low of the day, which came after the Comex close, will be in it.Not much happened during the Far East trading day on their Wednesday…and now that London has been open a few hours, both gold and silver are trending a bit higher.  Of course, that doesn’t mean much if you use yesterday’s New York price action as a template.  Instead of hitting the precious metals during the thinly-traded Far East market like they’ve been doing for the past month or so, they smacked it hard in the most liquid market of all…New York…with no news associated with it.  The dollar index actually fell as all this was going on.As I hit the ‘send’ button at 5:15 a.m. Eastern time, gold’s volume is sneaking up there…and silver’s volume is about average.  The dollar index is down about 10 basis points.All eyes will be on the Comex when trading begins at 8:20 a.m. Eastern time.  With JPMorgan Chase putting everyone on notice that they’re back in town, it’s a given that the price action in the precious metals for the balance of 2012 will not be smooth sailing.See you on Thursday. Aben Resources (TSX.V: ABN) is a Canadian gold and silver exploration company with a focus on developing properties in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. The Company owns a 100% interest in the 18,314 acre Justin Gold Project located in SE Yukon. A 2,020 metre diamond drill program was carried out in 2011 to test never before drilled zones. Aben made a significant new greenfields gold discovery when it intercepted 60m of 1.19 g/t Au in hole JN11009 at the POW Zone. Additionally, a new high grade silver-copper zone was discovered at the Kangas Zone with hole JN11003 returning 1.07m of 7320 g/t Ag (234 oz/ton) and 3.52% Cu. Aben carried out an aggressive exploration and drill program in 2012 to follow up on the initial discoveries. The first drill hole in 2012, JN12011, returned 46.4m of 1.49 g/t Au and extended the gold mineralization at the discovery zone 85 metres laterally. The Company has four other prospective Yukon and NWT projects in its portfolio along with a seasoned management and geological team. Aben’s chairman, Ron Netolitzky, is credited with exploration success on numerous properties including three Western Canadian gold and silver projects which became producing mines. Please visit our website to learn more about the company and request information.last_img read more

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When Paul Kugelman was a kid he had no shortage o

first_imgWhen Paul Kugelman was a kid, he had no shortage of friends. But as he grew older and entered middle age, his social world narrowed.”It was a very lonely time. I did go to work and I did have interactions at work, and I cherished those,” he says. “But you know, at the end of the day it was just me.”Kugelman’s story isn’t unusual: researchers say it can be difficult for men to hold on to friendships as they age. And the problem may begin in adolescence.New York University psychology professor Niobe Way, who has spent decades interviewing adolescent boys, points to the cultural messages boys get early on.”These are human beings with unbelievable emotional and social capacity. And we as a culture just completely try to zip it out of them,” she says.This week on Hidden Brain, we look at what happens when half the population gets the message that needing others is a sign of weakness and that being vulnerable is unmanly.Resources:This episode refers to the Harvard Study of Adult Development, Niobe Way’s book, Deep Secrets, and research on suicide rates and social interaction.The Hidden Brain radio show is hosted by Shankar Vedantam and produced by Parth Shah, Jennifer Schmidt, Rhaina Cohen, and Matthew Schwartz. Our supervising producer is Tara Boyle. You can also follow us on Twitter @hiddenbrain. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

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Starbucks New Prepaid Card Lets Customers Earn Awards Anywhere

first_img Next Article March 24, 2016 The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. –shares Add to Queue Image credit: Monica Dipres 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List 2 min readcenter_img Apply Now » Starbucks Starbucks’ New Prepaid Card Lets Customers Earn Awards Anywhere Phil Wahba In the latest change to how it tries to cultivate customer loyalty, Starbucks will launch a new prepaid card by year-end that will let customers earn points on any purchase — even if it’s not at Starbucks.The coffee giant announced its Starbucks Rewards Prepaid Card from Chase at its annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday in Seattle, just one of many new initiatives it unveiled in the hopes of building on the momentum that saw sales hit a record $19.2 billion last year.The prepaid card will be available later this year and usable at any retail locations that accept Visa.“We were sitting around thinking, wouldn’t it be nice if we all had a payment card that would enable you to earn Starbucks stars for every dollar spent using that card?” Starbucks COO Kevin Johnson told investors. “Now if this card were accepted virtually anywhere, this could become your primary card for shopping, for travel, for online spending.”Starbucks last month announced a controversial overhaul of its loyalty program coming next month. Patrons are currently rewarded for the number of visits they make, but as of April 12, rewards, or “stars” in Starbucks parlance, will be earned as a function of how much is spent. The move upset customers who typically opt for basic items rather than Starbucks’ fancier, and pricier, goods.The company’s upcoming prepaid card echoes the Plenti program, launched last year and led by stores such as Macy’s and Rite Aid with American Express which is a multi-brand loyalty program.Starbucks said yesterday that its new loyalty program has not cost it any customers: 500,000 people have signed up for the rewards program since the changes were announced, bringing total U.S. active members to more than 12 million, and one executive claimed the pace of signups has even picked up. More details on how customers will win points with the upcoming prepaid card will be announced later this year.Other initiatives Starbucks announced at the meeting were the expansion of Teavana into China and a line of latte products for the single-serving K-cup pods, including its seasonal pumpkin spice drink. This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazinelast_img read more

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