Volunteer Coders Partner With San Francisco to Clear 9300 Marijuana Arrest Records

first_img –shares Green Entrepreneur Podcast People arrested with a joint long ago were saddled with criminal records for decades. Marijuana legalization isn’t just about stopping arrests under War on Drugs-era laws for cannabis possession. In California, it’s also about clearing the records of thousands who were arrested during that era and still struggle with the stigma of a criminal record for actions that ara legal now.With the help of a volunteer organization that uses technology to make governments more efficient, San Francisco officials plan to expunge records of 9,300 marijuana-related convictions that go back as far 1975. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón called expunging the records “the morally right thing to do,” according to the Los Angeles Times. He then added, “If you have a felony conviction, you are automatically excluded in so many ways from participating in your community.”Related: Holy Smokes! Tel-Aviv’s Cannabis Industry Is Lighting UpNo need to ask.The district attorney’s office has set up a process which allows people to ask for a conviction to be expunged, but only 23 people had applied, according to NPR. Gascon said that process was cumbersome and decided to just get on with it. The district attorney’s office partnered with Code for America, a nonprofit group of coding volunteers who take on projects that make government more efficient. They focus on  issues of criminal justice, the social safety net and workforce development.For example, they are running pilot projects in five states to make social benefits more accessible to thousands of poor Americans.In the San Francisco situation, the issue was criminal justice. Gascón’s people started about a year ago to go through cases by hand and had found about 1,000 to expunge. Volunteers with Code for America were able to create a program in minutes that searched through criminal records back to 1975 and found thousands more to clear.San Francisco is the first to take on this issue in a substantive way (i.e., doing something rather than talking about it). Los Angeles may not be far behind. There have been about 40,000 felony convictions for marijuana-related offenses in Los Angeles County since 1993, many of which might be eligible, according to the Times.Related: New Jersey Inches Closer to Legalizing Marijuana Without Voter ReferendumWar on Drugs vs. MinoritiesPoliticians across the country are now arguing that marijuana legalization is a social justice issue because the War on Drugs disproportionately impacted minority communities. San Francisco provides a good example of how this played out, statistically.The “Cannabis Equity Report” done by San Francisco (the city and county) found that in 2000, 7.8 percent of the population in San Francisco was black, but 41 percent of all marijuana-related arrests involved black suspects. By 2011, arrests involving black San Franciscans “hovered around 50 percent” of all arrests, according to the report.In a statement on the issue from last year, Gascón said that a “criminal conviction can be a barrier to employment, housing and other benefits, so instead of waiting for the community to take action, we’re taking action for the community.”To stay up to date on the latest marijuana-related news make sure to like dispensaries.com on Facebook Legal Marijuana Add to Queue Image credit: Steven Clevenger | Getty Images Next Article Listen Now dispensaries.com Volunteer Coders Partner With San Francisco to Clear 9,300 Marijuana Arrest Records Each week hear inspiring stories of business owners who have taken the cannabis challenge and are now navigating the exciting but unpredictable Green Rush. 3 min read Guest Writer Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Easy Search. Quality Finds. Your partner and digital portal for the cannabis community. March 12, 2019last_img read more

5 Content Marketing Lessons From SNL in the Age of Trump

first_img Director of Sales and Marketing at Strategic Sales & Marketing Register Now » 5 Content Marketing Lessons From SNL in the Age of Trump Guest Writer Add to Queue Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. –shares Content Marketing Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Take today’s key issues and create meaningful content for your customers. 4 min read Image credit: Will Heath | NBC | Getty Images February 27, 2017 Whatever you think of his politics, President Donald Trump has been great for comedy. Saturday Night Live is having a revival of popularity as its hard-hitting satire and perfectly casted actors — like Melissa McCarthy’s hilarious portrayal of White House spokesman Sean Spicer and Alec Baldwin as Trump — speaks to the country’s latest concerns about the various chaos and insanity emerging from Trump’s administration. Related: Is Vocally Opposing President Trump Risky Business?What can other content creators and marketers learn from SNL’s recent resurgence of Trump-related success? Seize upon key issues and crucial conversations.Trump’s presidency is the biggest story in recent political history, so this is an easy one for SNL. Everyone in the national media is talking about Trump all the time. But what about your business or your industry? What are the key issues that your customers are worried about and focusing on? Don’t assume that you know the answer. Use Twitter as a listening tool to see which keywords and topics are trending for your industry and your key audiences. Then you can create content that speaks directly to those areas of concern.  Slay sacred cows.SNL is not afraid to be irreverent, even offensive, toward the most powerful people in Washington. What is the biggest controversial topic/issue in your industry? What are the things that people in your industry should be saying? What stands should they be taking that they are not? What is the elephant in the room or the emperor with no clothes? Find these opportunities and create content that speaks to those issues. Build a reputation as a truth teller. Related: What to Consider Before Your Brand Takes a Stand PoliticallyRally your base.SNL is probably not going to win many fans among Trump’s supporters, but they’re focusing instead on getting a bigger share of fans from the large percentage of Americans who are opposed to Trump. Don’t be afraid to be controversial or even polarizing. Sometimes it’s better to speak passionately to the people who are most enamored with your brand, even at the risk of not appealing to lots of other people. SNL is rallying a big audience of people who are not Trump supporters — and SNL’s ratings are up! In content marketing on TV, it’s often better to have a passionate and lucrative niche following than to fail to appeal to a mainstream mass audience that no longer really exists. Make unconventional choices. McCarthy was cast as White House spokesman Sean Spicer — and her performance was brilliant — but the choice of a woman to play Spicer was also oddly inspired and unexpected. Don’t be afraid to be unconventional. Keep trying new things and elevating new voices within your company. Your content strategy doesn’t have to look like the usual suspects. But stay focused on quality.SNL is having a resurgence of popularity as people tune in to try to get some laughs out of our latest national political news, but even Trump’s biggest opponents won’t want to watch if the show’s not funny. SNL can’t become just a strident platform for anti-Trump statements; it still needs to be a comedy show first and foremost that makes people laugh. In the same way, content marketing can’t be just a stunt or a gimmick or push an agenda. You need to have a foundation of insight and quality that keeps people coming back. Related: How 10 Brands Thoughtfully Chimed In on President Trump’s InaugurationWho knows what will happen during Trump’s presidency, but SNL is leading the way for a vibrant, engaging, no-holds-barred national conversation about politics. This fearless spirit is something that all content creators and content marketers can try to emulate in our own work. Next Article Gregg Schwartzlast_img read more

With HomePod Apple Just Wants to Shake Things Up for Now

first_img Apple’s HomePod speaker is a depth charge dropped into the ocean where Google Home and Amazon Echo sail. At $349, it’s not going to dominate the voice assistant world. But for Apple to achieve its goals, the HomePod just needs to keep the waters rough enough to make its competitors seasick.There are a bunch of weird things about Apple’s HomePod announcement. First, Apple doesn’t like to announce products six months in advance. And while the iPhone and iPad are expensive, they’re not double the prices of rivals. The HomePod is also being sold as a music device above all else rather than virtual assistant. One interpretation is that Apple isn’t going after competing voice assistants but the midrange, wireless multi-room speaker market; the domain of companies like Sonos, Bose and Logitech. Yes, those companies have $200 options, but the Sonos Play:3 costs $299, and the Bose SoundTouch 20 costs $350. Those companies have been slow to adopt the kinds of flexible voice capabilities we’ve seen on Echo and Google Home, and they tend to appeal to a higher-end consumer who thinks the Amazon and Google products look and sound cheap.But I think Apple’s strategy is a little trickier than that. The midrange speaker market is in fact ripe for disruption, and I think Apple’s correct to assume that people who have expensive speakers probably have an iPhone. But by announcing the HomePod six months in advance, Apple’s also trying to draw developer attention away from Alexa and Google Home, making sure that it’s in second, not third place in the eventual war of the voice assistants.Second place is a very comfortable place for Apple, because it’s focused on profit share rather than market share. In a battle between Apple and Amazon, it’s easy enough to see a repeat of the iOS/Android war, where Echo speakers eat up the bottom end of the market while Apple reaps profits at the top. Amazon actually wouldn’t mind this, as (like Google with Android, but not like Android phone makers) its business isn’t dependent on making a profit from hardware.Developers can only handle two platforms.Platforms need developers, and we’ve seen over and over that the tech world is capable of supporting two — not three — platforms in most areas.On the desktop, it’s Mac and Windows, not Linux. On phones, it’s Apple and Android, not BlackBerry 10 or Windows Phone. On high-end tablets, increasingly, it’s Windows and iOS, with Android shunted down to the low end. Sure, the third platform often manages to hang on as a niche, but the two major ones dominate the market. Developers just don’t seem to have the resources to split their attention more broadly.Right now there are three players in voice assistants: Apple, Google and Amazon. Apple is coming late to the game, but it understands the value of not being third. And as it implied by focusing on music in its presentation, SiriKit is way behind the competition in attracting developers right now.Apple needs to get SiriKit into the conversation and to make sure Google and Amazon don’t lock down voice-assistant developers, which could definitely happen in the next six months. By announcing the HomePod now, Apple throws a bit of confusion into that community; should developers keep their powder dry?Google is likely to suffer more than Amazon from this, because Amazon has a lot of third-party partners and an already vibrant developer community. Look at our list of Alexa skills vs. our list of Google Home voice actions: Google is just getting started here. Google’s speaker also sounds better, and costs more, than Amazon’s hot-selling Echo Dot, putting it in a little more danger from Apple’s higher-end product.This doesn’t mean that Apple’s HomePod is going to be a best-seller. Sure, it could be the next Apple Hi-Fi, an expensive audio accessory that ends up being overlooked for better third-party products. But it keeps the waters roiled, and keeps the Google/Amazon duopoly from fixing in place. When developers can only focus on two platforms, that means at least Apple has a chance. This story originally appeared on PCMag With HomePod, Apple Just Wants to Shake Things Up (for Now) Next Article Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Image credit: Apple via PC Mag Add to Queue 35shares Lead Mobile Analystcenter_img June 7, 2017 4 min read There’s room for two smart voice platforms; Apple just wants HomePod to be in second place. Register Now » Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Sascha Segan Applelast_img read more

Foodtogo firm The FSC Group opens new UK innovation centre

first_imgThe FSC Group managing director James Simpson at the facility. Food-to-go firm The FSC Group opens new UK innovation centrePosted By: Contributoron: January 11, 2019In: Bakery, Beverage, Confectionery, Food, Foodservice, Industries, Innovation, SnacksPrintEmailFood-to-go business The FSC Group has inaugurated a new innovation facility in the UK as it targets new product development.Located in the village of Flax Bourton on the outskirts of Bristol, the £750,000 centre is housed within a converted chapel, giving FSC’s 20-strong team room to research and test the latest concepts in areas such as bakery and confectionery, hot and cold sandwiches, salads, drinks, snacks, smoothies and juices.The company serves clients from across the globe, including Shell UK (deli2go), Dunelm, Thorntons, Tchibo, Debenhams, Insomnia, Esquires, Autogrill and Statoil. Headed by James Simpson, the family-run business, which has been in operation for 30 years, is now looking to expand its reach.“Within the food-to-go sector, one of the most important measurements of a company’s competence and success is how well it can innovate and come up with new product ideas,” said Simpson. “This new centre will be an important visual demonstration, not only of our commitment to, but also our competence in innovation.“Our development chefs and new product development team will be based full-time at the innovation centre and all customer presentations and development sessions will be held here.”The venue includes a fully equipped development kitchen, while the presentation suite, which is where the chapel’s altar used to be, will allow the FSC team to present their ideas and new concepts to clients.Simpson added: “Currently new product development is one of the services we give to our existing clients but now that the innovation centre is up and running opens up further what we can do.“For example, if a business just wants support with NPD or would just like to use the space for their own customer presentations, then the innovation centre allows us to do just that.“It’s a hugely exciting time for our business and we can’t wait to demonstrate to current clients as well as new clients why The FSC Group is the go-to business in the food-to-go sector.”As well as the food-to-go sector, The FSC Group operates across the convenience retail, forecourt retail, grocery retail and coffee shop segments.Share with your network: Tags: The FSC GroupUKlast_img read more

William Grant Sons releases Atopia lowalcohol spirit

first_imgWilliam Grant & Sons releases Atopia low-alcohol spiritPosted By: Martin Whiteon: June 21, 2019In: Alcohol, Beverage, Industries, New products, Soft drinksPrintEmailWilliam Grant & Sons has released Atopia, its first low-alcohol spirit, as the company attempts to capitalise on the growing demand for low-and no-alcohol beverages.Created from natural distillates, flavours and extracts, Atopia is available in two flavours: Spiced Citrus and Wild Blossom.Bottled at 0.5%, ABV Atopia is now available nationwide at Sainsbury’s and Ocado, as well as in over 30 bars in Scotland.William Grant & Sons claims that Atopia has an “accessible yet distinct flavour profile to elevate the moderated drinking experience,” and each serving of Atopia & Tonic contains 75 times less alcohol than the average Gin & Tonic.Atopia was created by Lesley Gracie, master distiller at William Grant & Sons, and she said: “Atopia is an exceptional liquid that uses our distilling and blending expertise to create a new generation of spirits.“Inspired by the more mindful, lifestyle choices of today’s consumer the exquisite liquid comes in two perfectly balanced flavours.“We’ve ensured there is no compromise on flavour – the taste of Atopia is full, from first taste to finish.”Share with your network: Tags: AtopiaLow-alcoholWilliam Grant & Sonslast_img read more

Microsoft Launches New Effort to Bolster Its Startup Support

first_img June 26, 2013 Microsoft Launches New Effort to Bolster Its Startup Support Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC –shares 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Catherine Clifford 2 min read The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Tech-behemoth Microsoft is making a move to be more startup friendly.The Redmond, Wash.-based software company announced Microsoft Ventures, an umbrella organization for its various entrepreneurship resources, according to a statement from Rahul Sood, the general manager of Microsoft Startups, on the official Microsoft blog. Microsoft has already provided software tools and resources to 75,000 startups since 2008 through its Biz Spark program and graduated more than 100 startups from its accelerator programs. The new effort will unify and bolster Microsoft’s mentorship, technology guidance, seed funding and joint selling opportunities to startups.Related: New York University’s Accelerator is Looking to Jump Start Startups“Startups have enough to worry about,” Sood says. “We want to make access to us as intuitive and friction-free as possible.”Microsoft Ventures will take a “holistic approach,” as a three-channel, global support system for startups including a seed fund, a handful of accelerator programs and a community of local experts. Microsoft will open new accelerators in Berlin, Moscow and Rio de Janeiro, adding to its existing programs in Bangalore, Beijing, Paris, Seattle and Tel-Aviv, says Sood. Also, the seed funding Bing Fund will grow, allowing Microsoft to provide early-stage funding to more startups.Related: Microsoft and Oracle Join Forces Against Smaller Rivals in Cloud  Add to Queue Next Article Technology Apply Now »last_img read more

Google Ventures Launches 100 Million Startup Fund in Europe

first_img 2 min read Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Add to Queue Google Ventures Launches $100 Million Startup Fund in Europe –shares July 10, 2014 Citing the “compelling” success of European companies like SoundCloud and Spotify, Google Ventures is starting a new $100 million fund to support the work of entrepreneurs across Europe. The new office will be headquartered in London, adding to locations in Boston, New York and San Francisco.In a blog post announcing the move, managing partner and Google Ventures co-founder Bill Maris wrote “startups need more than just capital to succeed: they also benefit from engineering support, design expertise, and guidance with recruiting, marketing and product management…We believe Europe’s startup scene has enormous potential.”Related: Who is the Right Investor for You? That Depends on Where You Are Now.Google Ventures, Google’s venture capital investment arm, launched in 2009 and has since contributed funding to 250 companies, including Uber, Flatiron Health, cloud-based companies ZenPayroll and Cloudera, social site About.Me and smart-thermostat maker Nest Labs, which Google bought for $3.2 billion back in January. Google Ventures operates independently from the digital giant, although the startups with the fund’s support do have access to company resources.Click to Enlarge+ Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture. Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Next Article Entrepreneur Staff Note: This PitchBook list displays top corporate VCs ranked by the capital invested since the start of 2013 to May 30, 2014. It ranks firms by the total invested in deals as a whole, rather than just the portion supplied by the individual corporate VC firms.Related: 6 Questions to Determine If a Potential Investor Is the Right Investor Venture Capital Register Now » Nina Zipkinlast_img read more

Sony Made a Walkman for Final Fantasy XV Fans

first_imgSony Next Article Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business 1 min read 47shares Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Steve Dent Image credit: Sony via engadget Register Now » Add to Queue November 28, 2016 Final Fantasy XV is about to make it’s long, long anticipated debut tomorrow, so get ready for the hype (and merchandising). We’ve already seen a FF XV branded Audi A8, of all things, and Sony has now revealed a limited edition Final Fantasy XV Walkman, headphone and portable speaker. The A-Series Walkman with Hi-Res audio support comes with etched pixel versions of Noctis and Co. on the back, special icons and a fancy box. It starts at 33,880 yen ($300 or so) for the 16GB model.You can also pick up branded hear.on MDR-100A headphones for 29,380 yen ($260) and a hear.go SRS-HG1 Bluetooth speaker. Walkman owners can even grab a High-Res version of the Final Fantasy XV soundtrack for a mere 6,000 yen ($53 or so) and get a free large-format (20-inch by 28-inch) poster thrown in. If you’re enough of a fanboy to crave all this stuff (maybe you should try the game out before getting too excited), we’re sad to tell you that these goodies are for Japan only and aren’t likely coming to North America or Europe.  Sony Made a Walkman for ‘Final Fantasy XV’ Fans This story originally appeared on Engadget It’ll match your FFXV-branded Audi.last_img read more

50 GameChanging Innovations in Robotics Home Technology and Medicine

first_img Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Innovation Winners of the Edison Awards are chosen by a panel of more than 3,000 business executives. Every year, the Edison Awards are given to world-changing innovations in a variety of categories. Winners are chosen by a panel of more than 3,000 business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.The following are the 50 winners of this year’s gold award (descriptions provided by winners).Aerospace innovationCommunications, sensors and logistics: Laser communication for aerospace communication networks by MynaricMynaric is a laser communication company which develops and manufactures laser products allowing for high data rate and long-distance wireless data transmission between moving objects in space and the sky, and the ground.Electric propulsion: Alice Aircraft by Eviation AircraftAlice is an all-electric aircraft designed to take nine passengers up to 650 miles at a cruise speed of 240 knots. It’s state-of-the-art technology leverages an IP portfolio that includes thermal management and autonomous landing, as well as distributed electric propulsion, airframe design, industry-leading battery technology and cutting-edge composite body frames.Applied technologyArtificial and human intelligence: Pointillist by PointillistPointillist is the first customer journey analytics platform, designed for CX and marketing teams, that discovers and optimizes customer journeys in minutes rather than weeks — without the help of data scientists. It directly ties customer journeys to hard metrics like revenue and churn and orchestrates personalized engagement.Clean manufacturing: MELD additive manufacturing technology by MELD Manufacturing CorporationMELD is a technology for metal additive manufacturing (AM) offering superior performance and flexibility to any other process. Unlike competitors, MELD is a no-melt process and requires no vacuums or chambers, providing users with unique material choices and the power to take AM to environments previously impossible.Cybersecurity: Awake Security Platform by Awake SecurityAwake’s mission is to deliver the secure foundation for the automated and connected workplace. It uses artificial intelligence to combine data with deep security expertise. This helps identify the true attack surface, isolates threats that today go undetected and enables rapid response.Next gen computing: IBM Quantum/Q Experience by IBMWhen IBM unveiled IBM Q, an industry-first initiative to build quantum computers for business and science, the team ensured the technology would be made available to everyone.Portable productivity solutions: Tactical Welder by UltraTech International, Inc.The Tactical Welder is a battery-powered welding system that is entirely portable and produces more power than anything like it on the market. The Welder works off of a single battery pack capable of generating 300 amps.Robotics: Hadrian X by FBR LimitedThe Hadrian X construction robot is a fully automated 3D robotic bricklaying system capable of building a house in two days. Hadrian X uses FBR’s Dynamic Stabilisation Technology, which corrects for environmental factors in real time enabling precision robotics in large scale outdoor applications.Technology market solutions: Multicloud Manager by IBMIBM Multicloud Manager is an open technology that provides a single console for companies using both public and private cloud capabilities with existing on-premises business systemsThreat defense and security: Atropine Autoinjector by Joint Project Management Office — Medical Countermeasure Systems (JPM-MCS)Adapting Agile methodology and novel partnerships accelerated delivery of a new Atropine Autoinjector to treat troops exposed to nerve agents. Overlapping Iterative and Incremental Development and collaborations enhance readiness for military and first responders against deadly chemical threats.Athletics, sports and recreationAdvanced design: PowerDolphin by Powervision Robot CorpThe PowerDolphin is a dynamic and innovative streamlined design with a robust body featuring state of the art hardware for scientific research and outdoor fun in any body of water.Sports analytics: Statcast by Major League BaseballTechnology has changed what we know about the game of baseball and Statcast gives viewers a more informed and intriguing perspective to enhance their experience. In stadium data capture implemented by MLB that tracks high resolution player and ball positional information provides brand new metrics presented in a visually engaging way on television and other mediumsConsumer electronics and information technologyEmployee management and services: Spoke by SpokeSpoke provides a simple, integrated ticketing system and knowledge base. It learns to answer the simple stuff on its own and who to send the more complex issues to. The more you use it, the better it gets. Integrations with chat apps like Slack means Spoke works the way employees already do.Hearing technology design: Eargo Max by EargoUnlike traditional, behind-the-ear aids, Eargo Max is a rechargeable hearing aid that fits discreetly inside the ear. Patented Flexi Fibers (soft, medical-grade silicone) suspend in the ear canal for a natural sound experience, and amplify sounds within the line of sight (versus surrounding noises).Personal robots: temi the personal robot by temiTemi combines smart display abilities and a sound system with autonomous navigation to connect users to their friends, smart devices and video communications, hands-free. Temi sees its surroundings and users to deliver an unparalleled human-robot experience with day-to-day usability.Smart devices: INNER REFLECTION by Elliptic LabsINNER REFLECTION is based on unique, innovative, AI-driven software technology that improves and expands the capabilities of a smart speaker/personal assistant, making it more useful to users. Powered by ultrasounic virtual sensors, the product is aimed at device OEMs and enables their devices to detect and react to human presence and respond to gestures.Consumer goodsAdvanced image capture: doubletake by NexOptic Technology Corp.Doubletake utilizes a patented Blade OpticsTM lens system, which supports doubletake’s powerful long-range focal length ability in a thin, compact device. It uses two 12 MP cameras, one wide-field and one narrow-field, that allows the user to zoom in and out rapidly. At under 2 pounds, less than 3.5 inches thick and IP67 rated, it’s ideal for long-distance and turbulent journeys. It is the next generation of binoculars.Home solutions: Day2 by UnileverDay2 is the world’s first dry wash spray: an air-o-sol which revives clothes instantly, so they look, feel, and smell just-washed — no machine needed. Combining the latest in fabric care technology with a premium hardware solution, each bottle saves a wash-load and eases the burden on the planet.Personal care: ClipDifferent Pro by ClipDifferentThe ClipDifferent Pro is an automatic fingernail clipper that trims nails safely and effortlessly, regardless of physical ability. With the simple touch of a button, it can restore independence for those with limited vision, motor dexterity, arthritis and a host of other disabilities.Personal protection system: B’zT by B’zTB’ZT is a smart t-shirt that has a washable chipset pre-embedded in the clothing. When a child wearing one of our shirts wanders off, the B’ZT App issues alarms to prevent any missing child.Wireless charging: Cota by OssiaCota safely delivers targeted power without wires, charging pads or line of sight, opening new paths to innovation for companies and communities, providing a way to fulfill the promise of the Internet of Things, and eliminating the negative environmental and safety impacts of wires and batteries.Energy and sustainabilityEnvironmentally friendly solutions: AGT Hybrid Greenhouse by Ancon Development CorporationA patent-pending design uses the cool air drawn from the earth to naturally cool and moderate the greenhouse temperature. This can significantly reduce energy consumption and bills by up to 80 percent. For new greenhouse constructions, this means a vastly reduced carbon footprint for cities.Smart climate control: LG DUAL Inverter Smart wi-fi Enabled Window Air Conditioner by LG ElectronicsLG is the first to offer variable-speed compressor room air conditioners in the U.S. These models constantly adjust speed, maintaining desired temperature and greater energy efficiency of 25 to 40 percent, depending on the model. LG is the first to earn the 2018 ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award for the product.Smart lighting: View Dynamic Glass by ViewNatural light is needed to live a healthy and productive life, but the ordinary window is not optimized to provide it. View’s smart glass windows let in natural light and views, and enhance mental and physical well-being by reducing headaches, eyestrain and drowsiness. They also reduce glare and heat, improving the energy efficiency by up to 20 percent.Solar advancements: ENGAGE PV Polyolefin Elastomers by The Dow Chemical CompanyENGAGE PV Polyolefin Elastomers (POEs) are high performance resins designed for photovoltaic (PV) encapsulant films. ENGAGE PV POEs have superior electrical resistivity and weathering stability that enable affordable renewable energy by increasing the reliability and lifetime of PV systems.Health and wellnessFood tech solutions: Food Freshness Card by Natures Natural Solutions LLCThe world’s newest product and technology to assist with the $1.2 trillion problem of food waste. The U.S. Patented Food Freshness Card works inside and outside of a refrigerator and extends shelf life anywhere from farm to fork. Used by Supermarkets, on pallets for shipments and in the home.Mental health digital resources: Objective Zero App by Objective Zero FoundationThe Objective Zero App instantly and anonymously connects the military community via voice, video and text to a nationwide network of support comprised of their peers, mental health professionals, and civilians as well as wellness resources and tools to prevent suicide.Industrial designComfort designs: Octaspring Aircraft Seat Cushions (Economy & Business Class) by VanemaPowered by Octaspring Aerospace technology, these seat cushions create a comfortable sitting experience through dozens of individual comfort points, ergonomic zoning and 8X better breath-ability all while saving up to 30 percent of seat cushion weight, contributing directly to lowering CO2 emissions in-flight and on ground.Innovative servicesInternet of Things: NearSky by CIMCON Lighting, Inc.The NearSky platform is a hub that connects different devices using wired and wireless interfaces. Leveraging the existing streetlight network and adding devices to it instead of building a new one, enables cities to achieve the vision of a Smart City. The platform is comprised of the NearSky 360 sensor hub and cloud-based NearSky StreetVibe information hub.Living, working and learning environmentsEdutech: The zSpace Laptop by zSpacezSpace delivers spatial content enabling experiential learning through student-centered activities aligning to core and career and technology education curricula. Students can lift, examine and manipulate virtual simulations from the screen to gain a deeper understanding of STEM concepts.Training simulators and industrial safety: Fire Rover by Fire Rover, LLCThe Fire Rover is the only fire elimination solution that fights incipient fires & explosions that combines: automated thermal detection, remote human verification and remotely operated on-site suppressant/elimination.Materials science and engineering3D printing machines: Vulcan I by ICONICON built the first permitted, 3D-printed home in America with nonprofit New Story using the Vulcan I mobile 3D printer. The gantry-style printer will be printing the first community of 100 homes in an underserved population in 2019 with the goal of printing each home for $4,000 at about 650 square feet.Automotive materials and manufacturing: BiPolar+ 3D Structure Solid-State EV Battery Pack by ProLogium TechnologyAn EV battery pack made of inlay (core material of ProLogium solid state battery cell) with 3D structure package tech. This game changer design provide EV battery pack with 70 percent cost, 50 percent volume, 80 percent weight and an intrinsically safe promise to users.Coating and packaging materials: TF-BOPE XUS 59910.08 by The Dow Chemical CompanyXUS59910.08 is a newly developed bimodal polyethylene product which enables the production of stiff/tough/clear BOPE films on a commercial tenter frame line. It promotes down-gauging and recyclability of packaging materials, which help to reduce the carbon footprint of packaging industry.Lubricants: AtomLube All Purpose Grease by NanoMech, Inc.Retail aisles and every maintenance shops are swarming with products with no clear distinction but drawing consumers with attractive packaging. This overwhelms busy professionals and maintenance groups often leading to confusion and major shutdowns. Market research revealed great opportunity if SKUS can be reduced with a universal product.Tools of tomorrow: Vibram O.B.M. by Ironclad Performance WearIronclad and Vibram partnered together, integrating Vibram shoe sole technology into the palm of an Ironclad engineered glove. This resulted in a glove with unparalleled durability, grip, and fluid channeling characteristics, which can be used in a wide variety of industrial safety applications.Media, visual communications and entertainmentExperiential art: Smartify by MOBGEN | Accenture InteractiveUsing AI, users can receive rich information about scanned artworks through audio, video and augmented reality. App users can also save favorites into a personal collection across venues and share with friends. The idea for Smartify grew out of a human need to create meaningful connections with art. Making stories behind art more accessible and reframes the use of devices in galleries as engagement rather than distraction.Studios and holograms: HYPERVSN by HYPERVSNSeeing is believing! 3D holograms floating in mid-air? This is something that no one expect to see. With a new interactive ability this becomes a game changing way to communicate and get your message across. Super bright, full HD resolution, portable, no glasses required!Medical/dentalAdvanced surgical instruments: LessRay by NuVasiveLessRay is a hospital O.R. radiation reduction and workflow enhancement platform that integrates with traditional mobile C-arm systems, used to take x-ray images of the patient’s anatomy during surgery. The platform improves low-dose x-ray quality, anatomical visualization and O.R. workflow.Cancer therapy: QGel Assay Kit for Colon Cancer Organoids by QGel SAQGel takes cancer tumor-biopsy cells and grows them in miniaturized environments of customized QGel formulations, designed to mimic the complex biological environment of the patient’s body. We then test many drugs to find which will work best for that patient, before treating the patient.Dental treatments: Invisalign Treatment with mandibular advancement by Align TechnologyInvisalign treatment with mandibular advancement is the first clear aligner solution for Class II correction in growing tween and teen patients. This new offering combines the benefits of the most advanced clear aligner system in the world with features for moving the lower jaw forward while simultaneously aligning the teeth.Diabetes management: Guardian Connect CGM System by MedtronicThe Guardian Connect system is the first smart standalone CGM system to help people with diabetes using multiple daily insulin injections (MDI) outsmart high and low glucose events. The system uses the power of real-time sensor glucose data, advanced algorithms and customizable, predictive alerts to notify people when sensor glucose levels are predicted to go too high or too low — up to 60 minutes in advance.Diagnostics: Pattern System by HerbstThe Pattern System transforms the way we identify and treat human infections by reducing the lab time to identify the pathogen and perform antibiotic susceptibility testing from two days to just two hours. The Pattern system uses microfluidics and artificial intelligence to optimize patient outcomes saving millions of lives each year and changing the course of healthcare.Lab advancements: 3M Petrifilm Rapid E. coli/Coliform Count Plate by 3MQuality assurance professionals can use this sample ready, two-in-one indicator test for E. coli and total coliform monitoring in an actionable time-frame of 18 to 24 hours. The ready-to-use solution further enables processors to obtain accurate results reduce inventory hold times and protect consumers.Medical technology and tools: iN: The World’s First Cognitive Patient Care Assistant by InspirenInspiren’s passionate team of practicing nurses and technologists creates iN: the first cognitive patient care assistant utilizing AI, computer vision and machine learning. iN analyzes the real-time physical and digital environment of patients to eradicate harm caused by human error.Patient experience: Tablo Hemodialysis System by Outset MedicalOutset Medical is rethinking the dialysis market, which has seen little innovation in decades. Tablo functions like a dialysis clinic on wheels. It was designed to reduce costs and complexity while improving the patient experience — expanding the how, when, and where dialysis can be provided.Surgery robotics: Monarch Platform by Auris Health, Inc.Auris Health is ushering in a new era of medical intervention with its Monarch Platform. The Monarch Platform is an innovative flexible robotics platform designed to dramatically improve patient outcomes, enhance physician capabilities and lower costs to the healthcare system.Social innovationArtificial intelligence: Project Debater by IBMProject Debater pushes the frontiers of AI research to facilitate intelligent debate between machine and human. That interaction can help create well- informed arguments leading to better decisions.Humanitarian technology: We Care Solar Solar Suitcase 3.0 by We Care Solar and Arrow ElectronicsThe We Care Solar Suitcase is a highly-efficient solar energy system powering emergency obstetric care in developing countries. The portable, easy-to-use device includes medical quality lighting, fetal monitors, cell phone and battery charging capabilities and headlamps with rechargeable batteries.Transportation and logisticsAutonomous vehicles: QuadSight by Foresight Automotive Ltd.The QuadSight quad-camera stereoscopic vision system offers unparalleled obstacle detection capabilities for autonomous vehicles by fusing visible-light with thermal imaging. The system detects obstacles of any shape, form or material, under all weather and lighting conditions.Passenger protection: Guardian Optical Technologies by Guardian Optical TechnologiesGuardian Optical Technologies has developed breakthrough, patent-pending sensor technology for occupancy detection in vehicles, encompassing 2D, 3D and motion analysis in a single sensor designed to enable automobile manufacturers to produce safer, more convenient “passenger aware” vehicles at a lower cost. OEMs will be able to consolidate many sensors in to one Guardian sensor.Transportation technology: Seakeeper 2 by Seakeeper, Inc.The Seakeeper 2 eliminates up to 95 percent of boat roll for boats 27 to 32 feet and runs solely on 12-volt DC power with no need for a generator or AC input. It is 22 percent smaller and 20 percent lighter than our previous smallest model and can be installed on deck level, inside a customized leaning post. Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Entrepreneur Staff Add to Queue 50 Game-Changing Innovations in Robotics, Home Technology and Medicine April 8, 2019 Image credit: Monty Rakusen | Getty Images –shares 15+ min read Next Article Register Now » Entrepreneur Stafflast_img read more

Uber Will Test Its Flying Taxis in Melbourne

first_imgUber Uber also considered Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Paris, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Tokyo and Sydney. Uber has chosen the third test city to join Dallas and Los Angeles for its flying taxi trials: Melbourne, Australia. The third location was supposed to be Dubai, but negotiations fell through and prompted the company to look for another site for trials outside the U.S. Uber considered Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Paris, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Tokyo and Sydney. In the end, Melbourne won.Susan Anderson, Uber’s Regional General Manager for Australia, New Zealand and North Asia, told Reuters that it’s because the Australian government “adopted a forward-looking approach to ridesharing and future transport technology.” Melbourne, in particular, has a “unique demographic and geospatial factors, and culture of innovation and technology” that make it perfect for the trials.The ride-hailing service plans to start testing UberAir’s electric vertical-take-off-and-landing vehicles in 2020, three years before the service’s expected launch. Melbourne’s test flights will take passengers from one of the Westfield shopping centers to the city’s main international airport. That’s a 12-mile journey that typically takes 25 minutes or so by car — with a flying taxi, it’ll only take 10 minutes. Passengers will be able to book flights through the Uber app like any other ride for prices comparable to UberX’s, though they have to be cool with making their way to and from landing pads called “Skyports.”Uber is currently working with a number of companies to design its flying vehicles. It also working with NASA to create an air traffic control system to manage its flying taxi fleet. Add to Queue June 12, 2019 Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Uber Will Test Its Flying Taxis in Melbourne Image credit: Bell (one of Uber’s flying taxi partners) via engadget 2 min read This story originally appeared on Engadget Next Article Mariella Moon –shares Register Now »last_img read more

Bisphenol A faces new pressure over chemicals agency ruling

first_imgBPA is found in some plastic and metal packaging.Bisphenol A faces new pressure over chemicals agency rulingPosted By: News Deskon: June 30, 2017In: Beverage, Food, Health, Industries, PackagingPrintEmailPlastic packaging could face greater regulation over its use of the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA), after the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) supported a French proposal to regard it ‘as a substance of very high concern’.The ECHA said that the compound has ‘endocrine-disrupting properties which cause probable serious effects to human health’. The compound – found in plastic packaging such as water bottles – has been variously linked to a risk of behavioural problems in children, reduced thyroid function and even an increased risk of cancer in later life.The ECHA agreed that BPA gave rise to an equal level of risk to that of carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic substances.It had already included BPA in its list of high-concern chemicals because of potential consequences to fertility and the development of unborn babies.The ECHA has also added perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid and its salts to the candidate list due to their very persistent and very bioaccumulative properties.But the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is yet to act on the latest development. It had previously refused to ban use of BPAs in plastic packaging, arguing that the consequences of BPA exposure were yet to be comprehensively investigated.Indeed, EFSA ruled in January 2015 that exposure from all sources is very low and well below a new safe limit for all age groups.“The fact that any realistic exposure to BPA is well below even the conservative safety threshold established by EFSA shows that blanket restrictions being applied at national level, in particular in France, are unjustified and should be withdrawn,” said Jasmin Bird of the PC/BPA Group of PlasticsEurope.Of the latest ECHA move, she added: “We do not understand the decision of the Member State Committee [of the ECHA] to support the dossier on BPA put forward by the French authorities. We believe that this weakens the strong principle of science-based regulatory decisions in the EU, and will result in further uncertainty without providing benefit to the safety of consumers.”Claims about BPA’s impact on obesity, diabetes and ADHD have never been proven.Wary of growing concern around BPA and other materials, like epoxy, Dow has developed an ultra-thin thermoplastic film coating comprising a specially designed mix of speciality polyolefin polymers in an aqueous dispersion. Canvera Polyolefin Dispersions help eliminate bisphenol A (BPA) and other materials of concern for brand owners and consumers.Jan Weernink, global marketing director for Dow Coating Materials, said: “Materials such as epoxy and BPA have come under increasing regulatory pressure across the globe in recent years, following health concerns. This has created a growing need for a safe and durable alternative for metal food and drink cans.”Share with your network: Tags: Bisphenol AEuropepackagingplasticlast_img read more

Snack bar maker Kind looking for investors to bite at minority stake

first_img© KindSnack bar maker Kind looking for investors to bite at minority stakePosted By: News Deskon: July 10, 2017In: Business, Financial, Food, Industries, SnacksPrintEmailSnack bar maker Kind will sell a minority stake that could attract interest from some of North America’s biggest food companies – including General Mills and Kellogg – according to reports from Reuters.The New York-based company will offer an unspecified stake that values it at more than $3 billion including debt, Reuters said, quoting insiders familiar with the plans.With dozens of different snack bars and clusters in its portfolio, the business could also fit with the increasingly health-minded approach taken by PepsiCo – the maker of Quaker breakfast bars and Gatorade energy bars – and Nestlé.PepsiCo’s CEO, Indra Nooyi, has already signalled her intention to move the company away from carbonates, focusing instead on diet beverages, juices and low-in-sodium snacks. “Globally, just 12% of our revenues come from trademark Pepsi and less than 25% comes from carbonated soft drinks,” Nooyi said.In the past month, Nestlé has outlined how it will improve consumer confidence in packaged food and unveiled a model for the future, under pressure from new investors Third Point, which includes a focus on profitable food and beverage categories such as infant nutrition, bottled water and consumer healthcare.According to Euromonitor, Kind has $727 million in annual sales. It denied that the sale of a minority stake was the first step in selling the company outright.A spokesperson for Kind said: “Kind is solely focused on becoming the foremost health and wellness leader to provide our consumers with delicious and healthy products so they can do the kind thing every day.”According to the reported valuation, a 20% stake in Kind would set investors back $600 million, a 25% stake would be worth $750 million, and a 49% stake would have a valuation of $1.47 billion.That puts Kind at a similar valuation to Mondelēz’s grocery brands – including Philadelphia cream cheese – which it planned to divest in early 2016.It’s also how much in cash Walmart paid for online retailer Jet, and the original reported price of Suntory’s acquisition of Orangina Schweppes back in 2009 – although that deal later rose to $3.9 billion.The price goes to show the significance attached to Kind, and the opportunity that exists in the natural snack bar category. Share with your network: Tags: KINDsnack barsUSlast_img read more

Greenyard to sell its horticulture division for 120m euros

first_imgGreenyard to sell its horticulture division for 120m eurosPosted By: Martin Whiteon: September 25, 2018In: Agriculture, Business, Food, Industries, Mergers & AcquisitionsPrintEmailGreenyard has agreed to sell its horticulture division to Belgian investment group Straco for €120 million, as Greenyard aims to focus on its Fresh and Long Fresh segments and deleverage its balance sheet.Greenyard Horticulture supplies materials such as soil for consumers who want to grow crops such as mushrooms, fruit and vegetables, and is one of the largest suppliers of horticultural goods in Belgium, France, Poland and Ukraine.The sale comes after a difficult year for Greenyard, which saw its total sales fall 1.7%, and the company said that the divestment will allow it to repay a €150 million retail bond, which will need to be paid by July 2019.Straco will acquire all assets of Greenyard Horticulture as a result of the agreement, including its 14 production facilities located throughout Europe and Russia.Hein Deprez, Greenyard’s CEO said: “We are pleased to have reached an agreement with Straco for the divestment of our Horticulture segment.“Straco shares our belief in the importance of good quality substrates and growing media to secure sustainable and healthy fruit and vegetables in the future. As such, we are convinced that Straco will be a good home for our Horticulture segment.“Today, our focus is needed on improving profitability again and on deleveraging our balance sheet.“In our two other segments (Fresh and Long Fresh), our strategy to build strong relationships with its customers remains intact. We remain keen on cooperating with growers and retailers to develop with them new concepts that create value for all parties in the chain.“This reorientation towards our Fresh and Long Fresh segments will allow more focused management’s attention and a faster implementation of impactful operational improvement actions for internal profitable growth.“We feel that this divestment is an important step towards a stronger Greenyard. Furthermore, the divestment of the Horticulture segment, in combination with the agreement with the lenders and the ongoing deleveraging and improvement plans, will secure Greenyard of the necessary means for the repayment of the retail bond in the summer of next year.”Share with your network: Tags: BelgiumGreenyardhorticulturelast_img read more

Givaudan partners with The Kitchen to accelerate innovation

first_imgGivaudan partners with The Kitchen to accelerate innovationPosted By: Martin Whiteon: February 18, 2019In: Business, Flavours, Food, Industries, Ingredients, InnovationPrintEmailGivaudan has partnered with Israel-based food technology incubator The Kitchen, as the company aims to accelerate the pace of innovation in the food sector.Founded in 2015 and owned by the Strauss Group, The Kitchen is Israel’s only FoodTech focused incubator. Concentrating on areas such as supply chain technologies, efficient food processing and the creation of healthier food, The Kitchen invests in and guides start-ups and entrepreneurs that aim to make the global food chain more affordable, more sustainable and healthier.Givaudan says that the partnership will enable it to further expand its innovation ecosystem by connecting with Israel-based food entrepreneurs who are contributing to the creation of healthier and sustainable products and solutions.Fabio Campanile, head of science & technology, flavours at Givaudan, said: “Our partnership with The Kitchen is the latest example of Givaudan’s commitment to address global food challenges.“We are thrilled to share our capabilities with entrepreneurs in one of the most dynamic FoodTech ecosystems in the world and jointly develop new technologies and solutions that will shape the future of good and sustainable food.”Jonathan Berger, CEO of The Kitchen, added: “Israel plays an important role in creating innovative food technologies, and our goal at The Kitchen is to nourish promising FoodTech ventures that can disrupt the global food system making it more productive, more affordable, more sustainable, and healthier.“Our partnership with Givaudan will provide FoodTech start-ups with a wealth of food science knowledge and sensory expertise to help them navigate challenges in their product development journeys.”Share with your network: Tags: GivaudanIsraelThe Kitchenlast_img read more

Who pays hundreds of dollars to see James Comey

first_img Report Who pays hundreds of dollars to see James Comey? The resistance is fired up and, in some cases, ready to pay a lot of money to see the fired FBI director. But is he really the conflicted superhero they need? Share on Facebook 21 Apr 2018 9:04 Read more | Pick Report Share on Twitter hazardinho Share Facebook Facebook | Pick Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Twitter Facebook JayThomas Report JayThomas 21 Apr 2018 11:37 I think you’re probably right, but there are many that don’t. And none of us actually know how honest he truly is. Facebook Share on Twitter hureharehure Reply | Pick Share on Twitter It is interesting that this should be pointed out by someone with such a ludicrous profile ‘ picture ‘ . This entire American presidential term in office is nothing more than a sham – legally , morally and politically . An utter disgrace . Share Share Since you’re here… Share on Facebook Share Share on Facebook 21 Apr 2018 6:29 Share nedbrophy Twitter Share on Facebook Twitter 25 hureharehure 21 Apr 2018 5:06 | Pick Facebook 21 Apr 2018 6:46 zenkm1 Order by oldest Comments 101 Sarah Jordan and her husband Joe, who travelled from Philadelphia for the show. Photograph: Max Benwell Share on Twitter Twitter BillieB Share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 2 3 collapsed Report hazardinho Share on Twitter 21 Apr 2018 4:47 Loading comments… Trouble loading? Twitter off balance; fade to blecch. Twitter EdChang Share on Facebook Show 2 more replies Share on Facebook 21 Apr 2018 5:23 Share on Facebook Report | Pick Show 25 26 27 Share Share on Facebook 3 4 Opinion of free radicals Share on Twitter Reply Share on Facebook kaltnadel 2 3 Share on Twitter | Pick Report 1 2 Facebook | Pick Share on Facebook Show 5 more replies Twitter John Edwin 21 Apr 2018 8:51 Facebook Share on Twitter Twitter 21 Apr 2018 5:08 | Pick 0 1 21 Apr 2018 6:04 Twitter 4 5 “I resist emotionally, but I don’t actually do anything.”At last! A perfect one-line description of the progressive movement! water; Comey doesn’t need to run for office, his exploration of truth via multiple interactions with Trump already place him as the person most likely to have insight into the mindset post-inauguration. A democracy is well-served when truth to power is displayed v spin cycles of which-ever party is in power. Share 0 1 Facebook you’ll have to pick up their slack, altruist. type faster. Facebook | Pick Report Reply Share 21 Apr 2018 3:32 ken711 Reply 21 Apr 2018 4:17 Reply HiramsMaxim Twitter Report 2 3 Share on Facebook Fri 20 Apr 2018 15.06 EDT HiramsMaxim Report | Pick Share 21 Apr 2018 5:01 7 8 21 Apr 2018 11:41 Jill Abramson Reply | Pick | Pick Share 4 5 1 2 The real lyrics are just as fitting technophile50 Reply left radicals are the one seeing comey…. Share on Facebook Share Share on Twitter Show 1 more reply 3 4 Twitter Report nedbrophy 2018 FBI Director James Comey : ” Trump is a stain on all those who work for him “. Period. Reply Report Share on Facebook Facebook It will only get better. Twitter 21 Apr 2018 5:05 Share on Twitter Reply blackbearbrownbear I am very obviously in the wrong line of work. 21 Apr 2018 4:01 Share on Twitter He’s honest … Reply Russian military budget = US$ 70 billion = US$ 486 per capita Chinese military budget = US$ 146 billion = $US 104 per capita US military budget = $US 521.7 billion under Obama = $US 1,598 per capita US military budget proposed by Trump for 2019 = US$ 681.7 billion = US$ 2,088 per capita. Reply Bat Comey Twitter I am no fan of Trump, but Comey broke Justice Department rules in disclosing the late October Clinton investigation. Whether or not he did that because of pressure from Trump friendly FBI staff, he was unprofessional and a threat to our democratic process. President Obama should have fired him. Not everyone who opposes Trump is worth praise. Twitter Report Reply Reply Share Share on Twitter Show 6 more replies Smallworld5 klaatu_barada_nikto Report Yup … Comey’s in a jam … He forgot to weigh himself before he started throwing his weight around I actually feel sorry for the guyHe has very poor judgment and for some reason, either hasn’t sought competent counsel or hasn’t taken itHe’s clearly not a professional criminsl like the Clintons or Bushes. plus he has no web of favor infrastructure like the Clintons or Bushes, people of influence who owe him favors.Yeah, Comey and McCabe will be the FBI criminal poster boys, thrown under the bus to cleanse the FBI’s tarnished reputation. Clinton & Lynch may join them. Obama gets a pass. Reply Reply expanded Report Reply Twitter 7 8 Show 1 more reply | Pick 3 4 | Pick Reply Barbara, who attended to Comey/Remnick event in NYC. Photograph: Max Benwell nedbrophy Share hazardinho Facebook 9 10 EdChang James Comey Report Twitter Smallworld5 Share on Facebook Report Comey learned it from Obama who learned from Chicago politicians, the ultimate Democratic machine … I think that’s what they called it, “The Machine.” It’s what got Kennedy elected. Reply | Pick Great photo. Is he Batman, or The Devil? Facebook Reply Report | Pick Share on Facebook Share on Facebook larrykohling Share Does it imply HC is a leftist or represent the left? Did “the left” voted HC? I am just wondering they are not not rethoric questions. I think we all agree Bernie Sanders is left, and I see HC as centrist in some topics and right in others. But may be I am wrong. Upon first glance it’s a very New York crowd outside the theatre. There’s a mix of older intellectuals who probably own amazing apartments somewhere in Manhattan and urbane millennials who definitely do not.“These are diehard New Yorker readers who are interested in politics and the events that are surrounding this administration,” a 65-year-old man with perfectly round glasses and a beret tells me. What about him, I ask: is he a member of the resistance? “I wouldn’t call myself a member of the resistance – resistance to what?” he replies. Trump, I suggest. “I don’t support Trump but I wouldn’t say I’m an active part of the resistance.” Why? “Because I’m not actively resisting. I resist emotionally but I don’t necessarily do anything.”Not everyone considers themselves so passive. Barbara Stendel is 63, unemployed, and paid $200 for a ticket – more than double face value. She gets a lot of her news from Facebook (“still!” she says) and is an avid user of Twitter. She follows a controversial mix of high-profile resistance members that have sprung up on its fringes. They include self-proclaimed experts, citizen journalists, and conspiracy theorists – people like Eric Garland, Claude Taylor, Seth Abramson and Louise Mensch (although she admittedly “takes Louise with a grain of salt”). Reply Share on Twitter 21 Apr 2018 9:23 Spare All You’re saying Comey was stained? JayThomas larrykohling Report Share on Facebook Report Why fade to black, you believe your two unpunctuated & barely comprehensible sentences are cinematic? Or are you trying to call for a nurse? Seems a bit more germane then his releasing emails detailing rampant DNC corruption. Read more 2 3 6 7 EdChang lullu616 Twitter | Pick zolotoy Reply Twitter Share We know this how? Reply View more comments Share on Twitter Report | Pick Share on Twitter Pinterest In a twist of fate that may have seemed bizarre back when bizarreness wasn’t so normal, one of the leading lights of the anti-Trump “resistance” is the ex-FBI director James Comey.Since being fired by Donald Trump in May 2017, Comey has written a book and, this week, gone on a media blitz. The tour may not yet be over, either: some are already speculating that Comey could run for office. 21 Apr 2018 3:15 3 4 Twitter 3 4 2 3 oldest Twitter Share Reply | Pick Facebook Share Cash-in Comey. Report | Pick Joy Reid is not white. Facebook Twitter FBI Director Comey : ” Trump is a stain on all those who work for him. “……. Period. 21 Apr 2018 9:39 Share on Facebook Share on Facebook 0 1 James Comey has been on a media blitz since the release of his new book A Higher Loyalty.Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters/Guardian Design Facebook | Pick Share on Facebook Speedsquare 7 8 10 11 6 7 Facebook Reply Share on Twitter 1 2 Facebook Share Reply Show 2 more replies UnstableGenius Report Andrew McCabe is now deciding Comey’s fate as McCabe negotiates his own plea agreement. | Pick Share 3 4 Share on Facebook Pity lonely James Comey. Republicans aren’t joining his fight for decency Facebook 7 8 Twitter Facebook Facebook Twitter AgainstDarkness Share Facebook Share on Twitter 21 Apr 2018 10:42 Reply 21 Apr 2018 6:38 21 Apr 2018 9:50 Twitter Instructor | Pick Share 7 8 Twitter 21 Apr 2018 9:21 3 4 I would never vote for a carrier bag either, we have a responsibility towards the planet. … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share He used to be a Republican. Facebook 1 Report Facebook recommendations Twitter Facebook Share on Twitter On balance, it seems like everyone’s had enough of Comey except ComeyTime to go home Jim, you drank too much Comey again fade to black photographofgeorge Share Share on Facebook Share Reply JayThomas Reply Share 4 5 1 2 Share on Facebook Facebook Facebook Facebook Report Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Reply Share on Facebook Reply Reply Reply | Pick EdChang Twitter Close report comment form Twitter Reply Share | Pick Reply 4 5 Report Report Report Share on Twitter Facebook Share on Facebook Share Share Share Twitter Twitter | Pick Reply Reply 21 Apr 2018 4:06 An 80-year-old & 95-year-old who traveled up from Philadelphia for the day to hear the nation’s preeminent cop give a talk are radicals by your standards? kaltnadel Reply technophile50 You know, my neighbor in Nevada switched to “Independent” in 2010 when Sharron Angle was running, he was tired of all the outside money coming into the state and sick of politicians voting based on who bought them. He fought in Korea and I can’t even imagine what he’d think of Russian money in our elections, or Neo-Nazis in the streets. I guess his passing a few years back was a blessing in disguise. If Comey were REALLY honest and ran without corporate $$ I could see him winning over folks from both sides by virtue of still believing in virtues. Shares1111 soontomove Twitter Facebook Report Report Facebook 21 Apr 2018 19:54 Lisa German | Pick larrykohling 5 6 Share on Facebook Wealthy white liberals who think the money is better spent on selfies with celebrities than on something that would actually help the oppressed. Twitter | Pick EdChang nedbrophy What about the time Comey said the term “mass incarceration” was insulting to “law enforcement officials”? They have old roots. So undoubtedly radical. 21 Apr 2018 5:34 | Pick Reply Report Like him or not (Comey), he is redirecting national narrative in a manner not previously successful re the fitness of Trump for the office he holds. As with all political issues, there are positive and negative aspects – the responsibility placed on constituents remain the same; vote. Vote your beliefs, vote for the candidate most aligned with your beliefs, but realize no change is realized unless you vote. That is correct but he need not have announced it. He could have kept it to himself. He lives with the consequences every day and I am sure he doesn’t sleep too well either. | Pick Share on Twitter Twitter Would the left vote for Comey, even after how he handled Hillary Clinton’s emails? It remains to be seen, but one thing is sure – they’re willing to spend a lot of money to see him. On Thursday he was in conversation with the New Yorker editor David Remnick, and reports have suggested tickets have been going for $850. 21 Apr 2018 4:57 Share on WhatsApp Share John Edwin 21 Apr 2018 4:59 nedbrophy Who pays hundreds of dollars to see James Comey? Share on Pinterest Share Facebook Share on Facebook Twitter Is it too much to ask that the Guardian send someone who knows the difference between democrats and the left to cover a political speaker? The New Yorker is not a leftist magazine in any sense, none of the interviewees sound like leftists in any sense, and Comey is not popular on the left. https://jacobinmag.com/2017/05/james-comey-firing-donald-trump-fbi-history How can a paper that is itself center-left not take more care with this stuff? Guardian editors can spot the differences between, say, the Morning Star and the Telegraph, no? Hm. This must be why my income tax this year was $1500 more than I had anticipated! (And I am definitely not one of the 1%.) | Pick Report GoTeamAustralia Reply Share 11 12 21 Apr 2018 4:08 Reply Facebook Report Facebook hureharehure | Pick hazardinho Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Twitter blackbearbrownbear ID0872189 Share on Twitter | Pick Report JayThomas Share on Twitter Share Share Threads collapsed Twitter 1 2 5 6 Back in the 1930s, the notorious bank robber John Dillinger was killed in a gun battle with the FBI. His father and girlfriend afterwards toured with a vaudeville troupe and exhibited themselves to the masses.It’s nice to see Comey continuing that fine old tradition. Share On another note, I think the Guardian should end its comment section. Whenever I delve into it I find it increasingly dominated by right wing pro Trump vitriol. They have taken over with their tired talking points and there is no longer any space for a decent discussion amidst their endless whining about the Clintons, Obama, The Left, Comey, McCabe, Alec Baldwin, and whoever else their leader is upset at on Twitter. ken711 6 7 HiramsMaxim “As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.” H.L.Mencken 2 Facebook Report Ed; actually, the opposite is occurring – constituents are awakening in the realization they have power to change the national dialog based on their votes. Comey is in a high-risk game, one that may well backfire. However, it may well result in people not usually following day-to-day politics, now doing just that. In re to constituents waking up and finding their voice, regardless of political affiliation, there’s little downside. EdChang Share on Facebook John Edwin Share on Twitter 21 Apr 2018 5:49 Share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Facebook Report Share Report Yeah just go ahead and become the head of a federal law enforcement agency. Check and see if there’s any online universities that offer a part time class. A couple of months of lazy part time study should get you a diploma. With that diploma and $8.00 you can get a cup of coffee at Starbucks on your way to the job interview at headquarters! Good luck – keep us posted. MelindaPrice 21 Apr 2018 6:37 Facebook https://jacobinmag.com/2017/05/james-comey-firing-donald-trump-fbi-history How can a paper that is itself center-left … 4 5 | Pick klaatu_barada_nikto Share Reply Report 8 9 21 Apr 2018 6:48 Share on Twitter Twitter Report Share on Facebook EdChang Share on Facebook If I listen to your lies, would you say I’m a man without conviction I’m a man who doesn’t know How to sell a contradiction? You come and go, you come and go US politics 21 Apr 2018 3:54 Share on Twitter 21 Apr 2018 6:01 21 Apr 2018 9:27 0 1 klaatu_barada_nikto 21 Apr 2018 13:16 hureharehure | Pick Yes, it does. Twitter Share via Email Facebook Share on Twitter Facebook newest Share on Facebook Report Spare 21 Apr 2018 5:44 technophile50 Share on Facebook Share Share Share on Facebook Reply Share on Twitter a policeman who went to law schoolnever made a collaras a lawyer, never had to shill for a clientso not really a real lawyer eitherbasically a politician with a pensionjust not a good politicianmaybe a good 3rd world politician 21 Apr 2018 4:53 Report Share Report Twitter Twitter Facebook Reply 21 Apr 2018 6:05 Report Report Share on Twitter JayThomas | Pick 4 5 21 Apr 2018 10:18 UnstableGenius Report Not everyone is so sold. Myrsini Stephanides is a 38-year-old literary agent and the daughter of Greek-Cypriot immigrants. She speaks highly of Comey, but remains “split” over whether she’s a fan. “He’s the opposite of Trump in terms of character and integrity and intelligence, so I want to hear him speak,” she says. Would she vote for Comey if he ran for president? “To be determined,” she says. “But I would consider it.” What about his handling of the Clinton emails? “I have co-workers who went to college with him and he’s a man of integrity, people don’t question that,” she says. “Compared to who we have in office right now, I don’t think he did what he did lightly and I want to assume there was a reason for it.”Meanwhile, Joy-Ann Reid, one of the leading figures of the resistance, has suddenly arrived. The host of AM Joy with Joy Reid on MSNBC, she has more than a million followers on Twitter, many of whom she has amassed since Trump’s election.She’s a respected journalist and unafraid of calling out the administration. Does she consider herself part of the resistance? “I consider myself a part of the media,” she says before letting out an awkward laugh, making me think she may resent the question. “I have a take, a point of view – I’m alarmed, like I think any citizen would be, about foreign interference in our election, and I think everyone should be concerned about that.” However, she is a fan of the resistance. “It’s important that people are standing up for constitutional democracy,” she says. “It’s wonderful that people are engaged.” Facebook Share Share on Facebook Reply Share on Twitter Solluz JayThomas kaltnadel 3 4 Share 0 1 Reply Twitter Twitter 50 Share larrykohling Share on Twitter Share on Twitter | Pick Twitter Report photographofgeorge Twitter 21 Apr 2018 4:24 Reply What brings Stendel here? “To see Comey live. You know, I follow him on Twitter, I marched in Washington. I’ve been very politically active since Trump won the nomination. Comey is very honourable and has stories to tell,” she says. Would she vote for him if he ran for president? “Probably. He’s an honourable, stand-up guy.” But what about the emails? “He felt he didn’t have a choice, and thought Hillary was going to win.”Sarah Jordan, 80, her husband, Joe, 95, have travelled all the way from Philadelphia to see Comey. Both say Comey showed bad judgment in his handling of the Clinton email investigation, but they use a word to describe him that comes up a lot: “Despite what he did,” says Sarah, “he’s an honourable man.” James Comey 21 Apr 2018 6:42 Share on Facebook water_moon Would the left vote for Comey, even after how he handled Hillary Clinton’s emails? Twitter Report Report Share Reply 21 Apr 2018 18:33 Facebook Superhero? He’s not even a hero. Why he isn’t being heaped with derision and contempt by people on both sides of the partisan divide utterly escapes me. Reply Twitter | Pick | Pick Share on LinkedIn | Pick Reply Prophetic | Pick Share on Twitter 21 Apr 2018 5:50 Instructor @max_benwell JayThomas Facebook Facebook Facebook Facebook He has said that Trump shouldn’t be impeached: that would short-circuit the process of Democracy. Instead, we should let the wheels of justice grind and then vote Trump out of office when the proper time arrives. It’s a pity we weren’t given that option with Trump’s opponent. The effect Comey, Russia, Facebook, et. al. had on the election is not inconsequential. But those factors don’t approach the power of two other simple forces at work: There are a lot of Americans that don’t like the idea of family dynasties holding the office of president. And there are even more Americans that will vote for that one guy they saw on TV one time that played a businessman. He sure was funny. Share on Facebook Report Share on Twitter ken711 Share on Facebook Report Share on Twitter Share JayThomas 21 Apr 2018 6:36 | Pick 21 Apr 2018 4:46 Facebook 3 4 Facebook 4 5 Reply Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Facebook 3 4 21 Apr 2018 5:21 EdChang Reply Report 21 Apr 2018 4:01 ken711 Topics | Pick | Pick Share on Facebook 10 11 Twitter Twitter Share on Twitter Twitter Support The Guardian Share on Facebook | Pick Share 21 Apr 2018 3:34 3 4 Pinterest Report nedbrophy Share on Twitter Report Share on Messenger Reply Reply Share on Facebook Share on Facebook tynegal Share on Twitter Reply The F.B.I does not work for Trump. Although Trump believes they do. Facebook Twitter Facebook blackbearbrownbear He’s honest and smart. An extreme rarity when it comes to our government these days. No wonder neither the Republicans nor the Democrats can stomach him. No one had anything bad to say about him until he was trapped in a situation with no satisfactory solution. He did his best, and he got nothing but abuse for it. Share Facebook 1 Reply UnstableGenius Facebook 8 9 It is interesting that this article somehow managed not to mention the fact that Comey has just been referred to the Department of Justice for criminal prosecution in respect of actions taken by him which he has admitted to in writing (in his book), which appear to be felonies. 21 Apr 2018 5:05 JayThomas | Pick Twitter 21 Apr 2018 5:14 Twitter Twitter Share on Facebook No rules broken. It was a judgement call ‘the least bad thing to do’ – do this now or wait until after the election when the investigation could be into a president. Report AgainstDarkness Share on Facebook Email (optional) Last modified on Fri 20 Apr 2018 17.27 EDT | Pick Facebook Share on Twitter Facebook 100 Facebook 4 5 Churdoy Lisa German Which ever way, whether Republican or Democrat, we get a USA that wants to dominate the world through military weapons only for the USA’s sake. Post 1945 it’s only ever been about making America great, the ‘again’ is not necessary. Stuff the rest of the world. Comey seems to have some honesty behind what he does and says, and he has put the blow torch equally on both parties, but I cannot say the same for either of the big political parties or US capitalism. Trump’s a liar who represents the 1% rich who suck from the rest of the world, and Clinton is no different apart from being female. Sanders was the only hope. Apologies to Americans who know what their country is really doing, and luckily there are many of them. Patrick Dean Facebook Share on Twitter JayThomas Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Report Share | Pick Report Report UnstableGenius what means “cointing”? 10 11 Twitter Reply Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share on Twitter 21 Apr 2018 6:43 Share on Facebook During the talk, Comey repeats a lot of what he’s already said during his many media appearances, but there are some illuminating moments. “Does the FBI have a file on Trump, and if so how many filing cabinets is it?” is one particularly good question he bluntly refuses to answer. The two men also joke about the nine minutes it took Jason Chaffetz to leak Comey’s Clinton email (“there must have been a problem with his forwarding button”), and a re-enactment of Trump’s dinner invitation the night he asked him to pledge loyalty. He describes the president calling him up and asking him over to the White House’s Green Room the same night. “Isn’t that a bit rude?” Remnick interjects.After the crowds file out of the theatre, I manage to bump into Remnick and ask him what he thinks. “It’s not your average book tour!” he says. “My objective was to get a rounded picture of what he believes and feels at any given time. I don’t think he feels like he’s part of any resistance. I think he’s trying to explain the position he was in in real time, and how excruciating it was. I think he wants to be understood by the people who are absolutely enraged by the present state of affairs.”Regarding what he considers to be Comey’s weakest area, his answer is predictable. “The business of reopening the case was unnecessary. And that was borne out by the fact that they went through the emails and in a few days realised they were completely duplicative!”So … would he vote for Comey if he ran for president? Standing atop a subway stairwell he laughs, waves me away, and disappears underground. | Pick Share Reply unthreaded We’re not cointing that oneWe have to remain selectivekeep the standards up to DNC levels Trump thinks he and his cronies should be the only ones to be able to make money. The Carnival Barker with his travelling ” Caravan” criss crossing American asking the gullible to fork out their money to pay for his Legal Bills.Dump the Trump. 1 2 Share 21 Apr 2018 5:30 Facebook Share on Twitter Show 2 more replies Reason (optional) Twitter | Pick Share Would the left vote for Comey, even after how he handled Hillary Clinton’s emails? It remains to be seen, but one thing is sure – they’re willing to spend a lot of money to see him. On Thursday he was in conversation with the New Yorker editor David Remnick, and reports have suggested tickets have been going for $850.Could this be right? 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How Trumps presidency has divided Jewish America

first_imgUS news Share on Messenger How Trump’s presidency has divided Jewish America Picture the scene: Michael Peinovich, an American neo-Nazi, stands beneath the Lincoln Memorial in Washington during summer 2017 warning of a “white genocide”. “Who controls the media?” he bellows, call-and-response. “Who controls Hollywood? Who controls Wall Street?” The Jews, the Jews, the Jews. Beside him stands a man with a placard reading: “Jews for Trump”.Next up is white nationalist Richard Spencer: “Remember everyone, see you in Charlottesville.” A month later, many of the same people marched by torchlight, chanting “Jews will not replace us”. After the violence that ensued, the president whose name was on that placard in Washington infamously blamed “both sides”. Just 15 months later, a sympathiser with this invigorated Neo-nazi movement murdered 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. President Trump duly arrived to denounce antisemitism, but faced down 13,000 local demonstrators to do so. Those demonstrating were outraged at Trump’s visit, charging that his rhetoric had helped foment violence. One sign read “Words matter”. Twitter The billionaire George Soros has become a prime target of antisemitic attacks from the right. Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images US politics A makeshift memorial stands outside the Tree of Life synagogue in the aftermath of a deadly shooting at the in Pittsburgh.Photograph: Matt Rourke/AP Antisemitism Pinterest Pinterest Share on Facebook In a Vice film about Charlottesville, neo-Nazi Christopher Cantwell says the plan is to “screw around with the Overton window”, or as reporter Elle Reeve summarises: “What was once forbidden becomes fringe, and what was once fringe becomes mainstream.”Nowhere is this phenomenon more starkly illustrated than in the vilification of the Jewish liberal philanthropist George Soros, for years a target for virulent attacks in the American (and British) fascist netherworld.Then Trump accused Soros of orchestrating protests against him, and the caravan – the “invasion” – of Central Americans.Then came what Trump called “this bomb stuff”: pipe bombs to Soros, also CNN, Hillary Clinton and other targets of the president’s – and the neo-Nazis’ – ire. “What really shocks me about this revival of antisemitism”, says Weisman in conversation, “is that it uses the internet, in a kind of tech-hip way, yet has repackaged the stereotypes of classic Nazism, so that Soros becomes the new Rothschild – the perfect target: secluded, invisible, funding liberal causes – the intelligent Ashkenazi Jewish puppet-master orchestrating the ‘white genocide’. It’s packaging the exact same hate as that of the National Socialists in Germany … and what is so shocking is that Trump had picked up on this with Soros.” Shares406406 Judaism Pinterest … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. How Trump’s presidency has divided Jewish America Facebook Hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the ‘alt-right’ march in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Facebook Palestinians paint an X over the face of a picture of Donald Trump which was painted on the Israeli separation wall in Bethlehem, West Bank, on 7 December 2017 in protest at his decision to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Photograph: Abed Al Hashlamoun/EPA While antisemitism in Europe tends to overtly oppose Israel’s politics and even its existence, Weisman recalls the strange theology founded on the American evangelist Jerry Falwell’s dictum that “To stand against Israel is to stand against God.” “On the right,” writes Weisman, “anti-Semitism and militant Zionism can co-exist quite comfortably.” Spencer calls his movement a “sort of white Zionism”. In a New York Times podcast, Weisman even posits that recent racial policies by the Netanyahu government have made Israel a “model” for the alt-right on how to construct an “ethno-state”.As a result of these and other deliberations, Weisman received a flurry of communications from fellow Jews that “called me an antisemite for suggesting that far-right antisemitism might have had anything to do with the atmosphere created by this president”. One caller left a message for him: “It’s your despicable Democrat party that’s antisemitic, hate Jews like me … You hate Jews, you hate Israel, Jonathan Weisman, you love the Iran deal by Obama to destroy Israel; you want a second Holocaust. Thank God for Trump.” Share on WhatsApp The Anti-Defamation League, founded over a century ago to monitor antisemitism, has followed the surge in antisemitism during and since the election of Donald Trump. It traced 2.6m antisemitic messages on Twitter between August 2015 and July 2016, aimed at journalists – 10 people receiving 83% of them; “I was number five,” says Jonathan Weisman, a New York Times journalist and author of a recent book on the American Jewish community.Oren Segal, director of the ADL’s Centre on Extremism, observes: “Most of these conspiracies are not new to us … But now, you don’t know where the mainstream starts and the fringe begins.” Ed Vulliamy Sign up for the new US morning briefing Reuse this content Share on Facebook Share on Twittercenter_img ‘You didn’t get our message’: key Trump aide Stephen Miller condemned by childhood rabbi Support The Guardian Twitter After the Pittsburgh shooting the divide in America’s Jewish community is in ever sharper focus. At the heart of that divide is President Trump “It’s dog whistle, fool,” the anonymous person answered.Weisman had “unwittingly exposed what was known in the alt-right as ‘echoes’, those three parentheses … wrapped around Jewish-sounding names on social media in order to track down targets like heat-seeking missiles, then swarm”.Among the thousands of messages that followed were images of “a path of dollar bills leading into an oven”.Weisman’s book reaches a now tragically ironic moment, when he writes: “The threat of violence against Jews has not materialized into actual violence aimed specifically against us.” It went to press several months before – but predicts – the Pittsburgh massacre.“I think it was inevitable,” says Weisman, “in a convergence between this hatred on the internet and a violent culture. The guys who might go into a bar and kill people find a cause – the mass shooter has an ideology.” Weisman dates the present schism to President Barack Obama’s signing of a nuclear non-proliferation deal with Iran. As Weisman says, “the searing debate in the Jewish community over the Iran deal had nothing to do with antisemitism … It was about Israel, and more specifically Israel’s conservative prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.” “Jewish identity,” he writes, “thousands of years in the making, seemed to increasingly boil down to one characteristic: affinity to the Jewish state.” He adds: “At what cost? The American Jewish obsession with Israel has taken our eyes off not only the politics of our own country … and the rising tide of nationalism but also our own grounding in faith.” The Chosen Wars review: study of American Jews reveals familiar schisms Topics US news Facebook Since you’re here… The most thorough investigation into what Trump actually thinks about Jews was published on the eve of the 2016 election by the Jerusalem Post, after “resourcing court documents, media archives and original interviews with campaign aides, close personal confidantes, past lawyers, business partners and employees”.It concluded that “both supporters and detractors of the Republican nominee agreed on one critical revelation: Trump seems to have something of an affirmative prejudice toward Jews. They believe he considers Jews a group of rich, smart, successful and generally powerful deal makers – all traits which Trump himself aspires to … while simultaneously touching on tropes described by historians of the topic as classically anti-Semitic.”The rift within Jewry cuts not only along party lines; the other great divide – not entirely in parallel – is over Israel, the current politics of Israel, and what is happening in the Middle East. Last modified on Sat 23 Feb 2019 17.07 EST Not within living memory has America been so divided but neither has its Jewish community. As an op-ed in America’s oldest Jewish magazine, the Forward – which celebrated its 120th anniversary last year – said in the aftermath of Pittsburgh and the midterm elections: “the American Jewish community is asking itself for the first time in half a century: What does it mean to be a Jew in America?”The divide in America’s Jewish community is in ever-sharper focus. Trump is hailed by some in America’s Jewish community for his support of Israel, moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and his tearing up of the Iran deal brokered by Barack Obama. But he is repudiated by more people within that same community for his rhetorical violence and the succour he is seen to give to the far right and white nationalists. That divide has only grown since the shooting in Pittsburgh. Wed 14 Nov 2018 06.00 EST Read more Share on Twitter Twitter The 2017 edition of an annual poll by the American Jewish Committee showed that 77% of Jews had an unfavourable view of Trump, while 21% had a favourable view.Though Jews have traditionally voted Democrat, Trump’s antisemitic support cuts like a rip-tide beneath those figures now. In the magazine Jewish Exponent, Ron Klein, chairman of the Jewish Democratic Council of America, and Daniel Berger, wrote:“Amazingly, today in 2018, Nazis, neo-Nazis, Holocaust deniers, white supremacists and those who align with them are running for Congress – all under the Republican banner … Trump’s refusal to condemn those who espouse hatred and march under the Republican banner is itself encouragement and abetting of such behavior. Sadly, Trump’s followers in the Republican Party are not doing much better.”Days later, the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) retorted that “Nazi ideology and its supporters, including white supremacists, have no place in the Republican party”.On election day last week, Weisman retweeted a Washington Post story about Republican campaign literature in six states showing images of rival Democrat Jewish candidates brandishing money. “RJC?” he challenged. features Read more Weisman knows well about the use of the internet as a way of spreading anti-semitism. His book (which opens with the scene beneath the Lincoln Memorial) is intriguingly entitled (((Semitism))) Being Jewish in America in the Age of Trump.There’s a story behind those brackets.Weisman, deputy Washington editor of the New York Times, thought little of retweeting a column by conservative historian and commentator Robert Kagan in the Washington Post. But he had “an intuition” when a strange response from someone called ‘CyberTrump’ arrived: “Hello (((Weisman)))”.“Care to explain?” Weisman replied. Donald Trump Share via Email Share on LinkedIn The events of the last two weeks – both the Pittsburgh massacre and the midterms – have created a reappraisal among parts of America’s Jewish community. The arrival of congressional newcomers critical of Israel was welcomed on the pages of the Forward. Jane Eisner, editor, says that “what happened in Pittsburgh was an inflection point – maybe not a turning point – which brought forth a deep well of social justice action by American Jews that had been there all along. What’s happened over the last two years is that although President Trump had done things that please the Jewish establishment – pulling out of the Iran deal, moving the embassy – this election showed 79-80% of Jews voting Democrat against him, more than Obama, far more than Clinton.”This is “a decisive and divisive moment in American Jewish history, of divisions that reflect the divisions in America”, she says. “We’ve had a lot of progressive Jews elected, two Democrat Jewish governors, and I think we’re going to see a blossoming social justice action by Jewish Americans in response to what’s happening.”In his book, Weisman says: “the identity of American Jews is at a crossroads. The identification with Israel as the democracy in the Middle East comes under question with the current government, as does Trump’s support for it.”Weisman ends with a grounding of Jewish identity in faith, and in particular the vision of a mentor, Rabbi Daniel Zemel of Washington DC, who says that “the American Jewish community has been abandoned by its leaders”; but who then insists that: “this is a moment that’s ripe for a Jewish voice in the public square … I don’t go looking for fights, but a central Jewish lesson is to oppose evil in all forms.”“This really isn’t a choice”, says Weisman. “The Jew is obligated to counter injustice … And now we have an existential threat to propel us into the square.”• This article was amended on 23 November 2018 to correct Jerry Falwell’s last name, from Fulwell as an earlier version said. Share via Email Share on Pinterestlast_img read more

Omars comments not from antisemitic attitude Nancy Pelosi – video

first_imgShare via Email House of Representatives Last modified on Fri 8 Mar 2019 04.21 EST Share on Facebook 1:03 Topics Omar’s comments not from ‘antisemitic attitude’: Nancy Pelosi – video,Play Video Thu 7 Mar 2019 17.27 EST Antisemitism Nancy Pelosi said she believes recent controversial words said by freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar were ‘not based on any antisemitic attitude’. Omar, who in January became one of the first Muslim women to serve in Congress, said Israel’s supporters push lawmakers to pledge ‘allegiance to a foreign country’, a remark that was viewed as playing into the antisemitic cliche of ‘dual loyalty’ Share on Twitter House of Representatives Democratslast_img read more

App Roundup from Pro Kids Cerebral Palsy Conference

first_imgLast week, Wade presented to a group of parents, therapists, and other professionals on the iPad and the group identified their favorite apps.  Here they are!(Special thanks to Julia for taking notes!)7-26-13First Name | Name of App | Free or paid? Wade | Pandora | FreeJulia | MapMyRun | FreeKaryn | Gas Buddy | FreeTeresa | Subway Surf | FreeAshley | Candy Crush | FreeColleen | Apps Gone Free | FreeTina | Dora’s Skyriding ABCs | FreeBecky | No AppsAbby | Easy Bake Oven | FreeJeanine | No AppsSally | Endless ABCs | FreeDarolyn | Weebly | FreeTerry | Candy Crush | FreeAmanda | Flipboard | FreeDawn | Plugged In | FreeWade | Common Sense Media.orgLaura | Verbally |Julie | Sound ShakerJoann | All RecipesLauren | SpotifyTeresa | Doodle FindJen | Class DoJoPhil | IMDBJaime | Words with FriendsMichelle | AccuWeatherLindsey | Kids SongsEmily | FluiditySudokuCollapseAnna | ABC mouseAllison | I heart radioMichelle | Find my iPhoneMelissa | Any ListTricia | Letter bugRhonda | Google MapsTerry | Buttons n BugsLibby | White NoiseDonna | MLB | Cost $Sarah | Little writer for KidsAlissa | Talking TomMegan | Keyring RewardKristina | Teamwork PM | PDF Expert | NetflixKelly | PinterestKristy | Pregnancy AppKate | Docs to Go | $9.00, $17.00Jot Not Pro, PDF ExpertDonna | Weather ChannelDana | Avakids.comLaDonna | Tune in RadioLaurie | Say Hi (Spanish Translation)Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedNew Albany App FestNovember 30, 2012Similar postPaint the month blue: helpful apps for autism (Part 2)April 5, 2012In “Easter Seals Crossroads”ATU246 – Blindfold games, Taxes and Assistive Technology, Livescribe for Study Skills, Air Travel StoriesFebruary 12, 2016In “Assistive Technology Update”last_img read more

Scientists Capture Photographic Proof of Quantum Entanglement

first_img Humans tend to think they have a pretty good handle on how the physical world operates, but things get unspeakably weird at the small scale. Particles aren’t always particles, and sometimes those particles (or waves) behave in bizarre, counterintuitive ways. One of the strangest features of physics is quantum entanglement, and scientists from the University of Glasgow have just captured the first photo demonstrating the effect. When two particles or molecules become entangled on a quantum level, they share one or more properties such as spin, polarization, or momentum. This effect persists even if you move one of the entangled objects far away from the other. Einstein famously called entanglement “spooky action at a distance.” Einstein felt the existence of entanglement meant there were gaping holes in quantum mechanical theory. Scientists have successfully demonstrated quantum entanglement with photos, electrons, molecules of various sizes, and even very small diamonds. The University of Glasgow study is the first ever to capture visual evidence of entanglement, though. The experiment used photons in entangled pairs and measured the phase of the particles — this is known as a Bell entanglement. The team produced photons with an ultraviolet laser, passing them through a crystal that causes some of the photos to become entangled. A beam splitter turned the beam into two equal “arms” with some of the entangled photos going down different paths. Since they were entangled, they continued to share the same phase even after being separated. The experimental setup. The beam starts in the lower left, splits in the middle, and the left “arm” goes through phase filters.One of those photons passes through a liquid crystal material that runs it through four phase transitions (0, 45, 90, and 135-degrees). The team used a highly sensitive camera to capture images of the entangled photon that hadn’t gone through the filter. However, it showed the same phase transitions as its partner. The image above shows the entangled pair at a 45-degree phase. Scientists believe that quantum entanglement could have applications in quantum computing, data transmission, and even teleportation. For any of that to work, we need to study entanglement in much greater detail. The University of Glasgow experiment may open the door to new types of imaging that help us come to grips with that spooky action at a distance.Now read:Photon Teleported Between Earth and Space for the First TimeLarger, Hybrid Optical CPUs Could Eclipse Silicon DesignsHow Does Quantum Computing Work? Celebs Who Were Sadly Killed By Their Fans 8 Comments This ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Star is Breathtaking in Reality You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Scientists Capture Photographic Proof of Quantum Entanglement 10 Scientifically Proven Side Effects of Growing a Beard By Ryan Whitwam on July 15, 2019 at 1:09 pm Reality TV Scandals We Never Saw Coming Batman Stories Only True Fans Know About Iconic Movie Scenes These Actors Totally Regret Filming Natalie Portman’s Reaction To Marvel’s Phase 4 Slate The Most Offensive Video Game Characters of All Time Tagged In sciencephysicsquantum computingquantum entanglementquantum mechanicsentanglement Post a Comment 8 Commentslast_img read more