Former Buckeyes linebacker Tyler Moeller moves past pro football dream

Tyler Moeller still remembers No. 1 Ohio State and No. 2 Michigan’s 2006 battle in Ohio Stadium. He said he never imagined his college memories would be the last of his football career. “I just can’t forget my freshman year – the excitement of winning the game and everyone storming the field and taking the grass of the field because we were going to turf the next year,” Moeller said. “Thousands of people holding up big chunks of grass over their head like they just conquered the world.” The possibility of an NFL career for the former OSU safety and linebacker was taken from him after he was allegedly attacked at a bar while with his family in St. Petersburg, Fla., on July 26, 2009. He suffered a fractured skull and a serious brain injury. “It was hard for Tyler. He is so high-strung, so if he wasn’t out there playing, he didn’t feel like he was a part of the team. So really it was as much as us trying to get Tyler back just to be around his friends,” OSU defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell told The Lantern. “By nature, if he’s not playing, he doesn’t feel comfortable. I think that was most difficult.” Moeller returned for the 2010 season, but his troubles did not end there. Moeller suffered a pectoral injury five games into the 2010 season after already missing nearly two seasons. Fickell said Moeller was physically behind but mentally ready to start playing again. “I think that was the biggest thing, to see if he really, truly was back, because sometimes when you’re not being yourself, coming off of injuries of different sorts, you’re vulnerable to more injuries because you’re not playing like you normally do, puts you in almost more harm,” Fickell said. Moeller came back during the 2011 season for the Buckeyes and accumulated a total of 44 tackles and one interception. After the season, Moeller began training for the NFL Draft, but he ultimately accepted a medical sales position with VWR International, a chemical and laboratory supplier headquartered in Radnor, Pa., four weeks into the process. “It was one of the toughest decisions I have had to make because one, so many injuries, first with the head injury then the chest, my body physically was just a wreck. It’s still a wreck now,” Moeller said. “I feel fine now, but I don’t want that to affect me in 10 or 20 years and have it come back to haunt me.” Dr. Paul Gubanich is a team physician for OSU Sports Medicine and an assistant clinical professor of internal medicine at OSU. Gubanich previously worked with professional football players as a member of the Cleveland Browns’ medical staff from 2004-2010. Gubanich cited head injuries that players receive during their careers as a continuing issue throughout their retirement. “Right now, people are having issues down the road, consequences decades later,” Gubanich said. “There is evidence with athletes who have three or more concussions are likely to become depressed or suffer other cognitive problems. And there are retired NFL players that are looking at mental health diseases after playing.” Moeller said many wanted him to continue playing, but he knew it wasn’t what was best for his body. “It was junior year of high school, I knew I wanted to play for a big-time college, ” Moeller said. “In college, I wanted to do whatever I could do to get to the next level.” Moeller said that he is enjoying his life after OSU football. “Everything’s so convenient out here,” Moeller said. “I have a Whole Foods about 200 feet away from me, so everything is just so close.” Fickell said one of the hardest things for players is realizing when it’s time to move on, but seeing Moeller develop other interests while finishing his OSU career was the transformation he needed. “That’s the one thing you miss when you see guys transition from football to whatever you want to call the real world – moving on and changing what they have a passion for,” Fickell said. “Sometimes, guys are still holding on to the game of football – you saw Tyler transform and hopefully he’ll be successful because he is such a passionate person.” read more

Houston Mayor Says Hes Ready To Sue Over Sanctuary City Law

first_img Share Listen X Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner made his comments on SB 4 after giving the annual State of Mobility address before the Transportation Advocacy Group.Mayor Turner says he believes the law known as SB 4 isn’t about sanctuary cities but more about racial and ethnic profiling. Dallas, Austin, El Paso, and San Antonio have already announced they’re suing over the law and Turner says he’s also ready to go to court.  He says SB 4 would take away too much discretion from Houston police. “Well the reality is when people fear that law enforcement officers may be asking them about their documentation or their legal status,” says Turner,  “They may be less willing to report crimes.”Instead of making the city safer Turner fears the law would have the opposite effect. “We see what’s happening all over the globe,” adds Turner. “Terroristic activities that are taking place. Information is critical and you don’t want anything put in place that will lessen access to information for law enforcement.”Turner must now seek City Council approval to move ahead with the lawsuit. That’s expected later this month. In a tweet, Turner urged council members to agree to the lawsuit. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:03last_img read more

New taxi drivers face knowledge test if they want a licence from

first_imgWhen driving in a built up area with street lights what is the maximum speed limit (unless otherwise stated)? Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailASPIRING taxi drivers will be required to demonstrate their abilities to speak English and navigate Stafford’s roads as part of a “knowledge test” set by the borough council. The written and oral test for new taxi licence applications is part of a new policy which aims to “promote excellent standards of customer service and ensure that customers can be confident they can travel safely”, a report to Stafford Borough Council’s full meeting said. Last week councillors approved the document, which brings together existing policies and conditions. It follows a formal consultation with the Hackney carriage and private hire trade in the borough, including licensed operators and drivers, as well as organisations including Stafford and District Access Group, Staffordshire Police and Staffordshire County Council’s Trading Standards department. Councillor Jeremy Pert, cabinet member for communities, said: “I want to recognise the vital role taxi drivers play in making sure vital information is passed through to the relevant authorities, so nowhere can be seen to be immune from issues such as child sexual exploitation, gangs, modern day slavery, radicalism and extremism. “They are so close to the communities, and having that understanding and being able to come back to the council and police to share issues is really important. They play a really important role in the safety of the borough. “They are key to the success and health of the night time economy and they ensure people get home safely after a night out.” Opposition group leader Councillor Jack Kemp said: “I would like to ask about the medical exemption for carrying assistance dogs. “When I was at the Local Government Association conference the Guide Dog Association asked how many taxi drivers have this exemption. They say there is an awful lot of taxi drivers saying they don’t want to carry dogs in their cab. I wonder how many in the area have this exemption. “Also I am sure some of you will have had the email from a man about the knowledge test. He said it’s almost like doing a GCSE. Next question 20 miles per hour30 miles per hour35 miles per hour40 miles per hour Question -1 of 5Score -0 of 0center_img Traffic on a road Thanks for taking part in this quizYou scoredReplay quiz “There are a lot of things in there about driving on the roads of Stafford Borough, if they get closed off and the locations of popular destinations.” But Councillor Chris Baron said: “The drivers have to apply for a medical exemption through a professional. I do accept assistance dogs are very important but I also understand that some people are allergic to animal fur.” Councillor Frank Finlay, cabinet member for environment and health said: “Councillior Baron is right, it is about anyone who suffers from an allergy and I understand there is one taxi driver in the borough who suffers from that. Stoke-on-Trent cabbie hit with fine – after picking up passengers in Stafford “With regard to the knowledge, it is nothing like the London knowledge test. I think it is only right and proper drivers should have the right knowledge to get people to places in the quickest possible way. Big Issue: Should Uber lose its licence to operate in North Staffordshire? “For new visitors to the town, their first point of contact is very often a taxi and it is of vital importance the taxi drivers and services they give are of the highest order. “I think we have achieved something that has been done by consensus.”last_img read more

Bill seeks to increase statute of limitations for armed robbery

first_img07Nov Bill seeks to increase statute of limitations for armed robbery A bill introduced by state Rep. Diana Farrington calls for increasing the statute of limitations from six to 10 years for someone to be charged for armed robbery.“Only anybody who has been the victim of an armed robbery knows the incredible threat they face, not knowing if they’ll just lose their wallet or their life as well,” said Farrington, of Utica. “This bill adds armed robbery to the list of crimes such as kidnapping, extortion, attempted murder, manslaughter and home invasion, which allows victims up to 10 years to file charges.”Farrington testified today before the House Law and Justice Committee, with Derek Miller of the Macomb County Prosecutors’ Office and Clinton Township Police Department Capt. Richard Maierle also speaking in support of her legislation.“Armed robbery is a serious offense. It places a victim in more danger than other non-violent crimes, and yet, current law imposes the same limitations when filing a case,” Farrington said. “The statute of limitations should reflect the real threat of injury or death associated with this offense. We need to give our law enforcement agencies more tools to bring these criminals to justice.”House Bill 5010 remains under consideration of the House committee. Categories: Diana Farrington News,Newslast_img read more

Rep Calley invites residents to local office hours

first_img State Rep. Julie Calley invites residents to attend her local office hours in two communities on Monday, Feb. 26.Rep. Calley, of Portland, will give a legislative update to attendees. Then, if residents have individual concerns, she will take one on one meetings.Rep. Calley will meet with constituents at the following locations:Campbell Township Hall, 331 South Main St., Clarksville, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.; andThe Barry County Courthouse, Commissioners’ Chambers, 220 W. State St., Hastings, from 1 to 2 p.m.“It is my goal to hold office hours at additional locations this year,” said Calley. “I look forward to my time in Clarksville and anticipate a great dialogue with the people I serve.”No appointment is necessary. Residents unable to attend scheduled office hours may send their questions and ideas to Rep. Calley via email at JulieCalley@house.mi.gov or call her at 517-373-0842. Categories: Calley News 12Feb Rep. Calley invites residents to local office hourslast_img read more

In This Issue   Currencies look tired and worn

first_imgIn This Issue. *  Currencies look tired and worn out. *  Singapore inflation increases! *  U.S. data is ugly. *  Chuck retracts his comments on Poland. And Now. Today’s A Pfennig For Your Thoughts. RBNZ Hikes OCR! Good Day! . And a Tub Thumpin’ Thursday to you! I’ve got a ton of stuff to talk about today, so get your cup of coffee, and something to nibble on (my fave would be a cheese Danish!), and sit yourself down, for this is going to be an interesting ride today. Now, if I can just remember all the stuff I wanted to talk about today! UGH! Funny, I can hear a song for the first time in 30 years, and remember the lyrics, but I can’t remember what happened 10 minutes ago!  Oh, well, I guess I should get worried if I end up forgetting those lyrics, eh? Reminds me a great 70’s song, by the Pousette-Dart Band. Amnesia.  I hope that it’s only amnesia, believe me I’m sick but not insane. Front and Center this morning, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) surprised me and the markets for that matter, by hiking their Official Cash Rate (OCR) by 25 Basis Points (1/4%) last night. I wasn’t surprised that the RBNZ hiked the OCR, I was surprised that they did it rate hikes at back to back meetings.  Back to back, belly to belly, I don’t give a dang ’cause I’m stone dead already, the Zombie Jamboree! I had told you long ago, and before the first rate hike by the RBNZ in March that I expected the RBNZ to hike the OCR 3 times this year, adding a total of 75 Basis Points (3/4%) to the OCR. Well, there’s two down, one to go!  I’m feeling pretty confident that the 3rd rate hike will be coming, maybe not next month, but coming nonetheless, because the RBNZ remained hawkish in their statement last night. In fact, I’m so confident now, I’m going to be like a cheesy infomercial and tell you: That’s Not All! If the RBNZ acts right away, they might be ready to hike rates another 50 Basis Points (1/2%) before summer is over!  The New Zealand dollar / kiwi got a boost from the rate hike news, and the subsequent hawkish statements by the RBNZ, but this morning kiwi is flat, and waiting for the U.S. markets to get a view of the new level for the OCR in New Zealand. I think that with rates starting so low in New Zealand, that these first two rate hikes have almost brought rates back to a better starting point, and IF, (that’s a BIG IF) the RBNZ does hike two more times it will bring the OCR to 3.5%… Still quite low for New Zealand, but over 300 basis points better than the U.S., Japan, and Eurozone. nothing to stick your nose up in the air over. OK. The currencies as a whole look tired this morning, and all either flat or down a shade, and wouldn’t you know it, China allowed an appreciation in the renminbi / yuan overnight. Moving in an opposite direction than the other currencies.. Strange but true..  And Gold is still stuck in the mud below $1,300. Well, one of my fave currencies, because of the way it is used to combat inflation, instead of arbitrary interest rate adjustments, The Singapore dollar / Sing $, should be getting the wink and nod from the people who set the trading bands on the currency, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), soon. Why you ask? Well, Sing inflation moved higher in March by 1.2% VS last year.  Yes, I think that while inflation in Singapore seems to be under control, you can’t ignore a move from .4% in Feb, to 1.2% in March.  History shows us that the MAS is very diligent in maintaining price stability in Singapore, and knowing this, I would expect to hear that the MAS widened the trading band for the Sing $, very soon. Proving once again that the bad weather card is something that will be used when necessary. Canada printed their Feb, yes that’s right, Feb Retail Sales report yesterday.  Retail Sales for Feb rose the expected amount of +.5%, which follows a revised .9% gain in January.  You might recall,  that originally, Retail Sales in January for Canada printed at +1.3%, so the .9% revised number is a downward revision.  So, even Canada plays this game, folks. And they don’t have to!  Canada is a sound financial, hardworking country, they don’t need to play games with data! Any-old-way you roll the dice, the data was not good for the Canadian dollar / loonie. I did see a write up from one of the writers at Agora that touted the Canadian dollar as a buy.  He based it all on a recovery of commodities.  And that’s a great place to start, for the loonie is considered a Commodity Currency, and in the past has responded favorably to rallies in commodities. So, I guess the question would be.. Do you believe in a Commodities Rally? For if you do, you might want to look to the loonie in addition.. Well.. Shiver me timbers! I must make amends! Yesterday, I told you how I was watching the Polish zloty and liked the economic and fiscal performance in Poland. I had a dear reader send me a note and ask me if I were crazy? “Didn’t you see that Poland confiscated private pension funds?”   I was shocked! Because NO, I had NOT seen that story reported anywhere!  But this dear reader thought to tell me where she saw this (Thanks Lynn!) and sure enough there it was on zerohedge.com for all the world to see! OK. first let me set this up for you. Poland has a hybrid pension system: mandatory contributions are made into both the state pension vehicle, known as ZUS, and the private funds, which are collectively known by the Polish acronym OFE. Bond make up half the private fund’s portfolios, with the rest company stocks.. The Polish Gov’t called this, what I’m about to explain as “an overhaul”.  I’ll let you decide what you would call it, but I wouldn’t use the word “overhaul”! “On Wednesday, Prime Minister Donald Tusk said private funds within the state-guaranteed system would have their bond holdings transferred to a state pension vehicle, but keep their equity holdings.  The funds would effectively be left with only the equities portions of their assets, even this would be depleted, and there will be uncertainty about the number of new savers joining. But why is Poland engaging in behavior that will ultimately be disastrous to future capital allocation in non-public pension funds (the type that can at least on paper generate some returns as opposed to “public” funds which are guaranteed to lose)? After all, this is a last ditch step which no rational person would engage in unless there were no other option. Simple: there were no other option, and the driver is the same reason the world everywhere else is broke too – too much debt. By shifting some assets from the private funds into ZUS, the government can book those assets on the state balance sheet to offset public debt, giving it more scope to borrow and spend.” See what happens when a Gov’t gets pushed against a wall by debt? That couldn’t happen here, right?  Ahem. think again. Oh, and by the way, I would call this confiscation. plain and simple. Well, since I came in this morning, Gold has dropped another $5 to $1,278.00. That’s just not right folks. But it is what it is. There’s nothing I can do about it, and I learned a few years ago that I can rant and rant about something, but it doesn’t change it, and only gets my blood pressure boiling, which isn’t a good thing! If all things were equal, and there was no such thing as price manipulators, I would say that this current level for Gold looked to be a good opportunity to buy it cheap.  Long ago, and far away, I first began to tell you all how I viewed China’s hoarding of Gold as essential to their plan to either 1. Back their currency with a percentage of Gold when they decide to float it,  or 2. Have enough Gold to make the rules when everything goes to hell in a hand basket, and countries sit down to see who has the Gold. I lean heavily on the 1st of those two options, and have for some time now.  I’ve always thought that China would be the 1st to back their currency with Gold again. Then last year, I started telling you about how Russia was also hoarding Gold.  Well, a recent article on Russia, states that “The Central Bank of Russia has made a subtle, yet serious threat against the lynchpin of the American Economy, the U.S. dollar.  According to Russian media, The Central Bank just released a new logo, which is a Gold ruble.” So, is Russia planning on moving ahead of China in this race to have a Gold backed currency?  Sounds like it, but. I would still think that China is more prepared to do this than Russia. However, having said that, the urgency to back the ruble with Gold seems to be fueled by Russian President, “Putin, who has made it quite clear that any attacks on the Russian economy will be answered in with retaliations of their own.” I think that we should be taking this treat seriously folks. I know that symbolism is huge to Putin.  So, now we have two large countries, heading toward backing their currency with Gold. The tide is changing on the dollar’s hold as reserve currency folks. When will everyone else wake up and smell the coffee? The Aussie dollar (A$) is taking another shot to the mid-section this morning, after being down for the count yesterday. The soft CPI (consumer inflation) report from Australia on Tuesday night, has really caused the A$ to look for a place to hide, but finding no place to hide, it takes its punishment for having weak inflation. Now, how smartless does that sound to you? Doesn’t inflation eat away at a currency’s value? Of course it does! So, what’s the frequency Kenneth?  The markets are convinced that Central Banks can control inflation, so with that thought, the markets want to see inflation in the countries rise, so that interest rates can rise. It’s a strange and dangerous game the markets are requiring the Central Banks to play right now. For it is my opinion that Central Banks are always late to the party, and always playing catch-up with runaway inflation. Well, the U.S. Data Cupboard printed some ugly data yesterday. I’m sure you didn’t hear about any of it, and if you did, I’m sure the “bad weather” card was played.  First, we had Mortgage Applications for last week, drop by -3.3%… Then we had the private firm Markit print their U.S. Manufacturing Index, and saw it weaken a bit for April.  and then the New Home Sales, took the Nestea Plunge in March.  Sales of new single-family homes in the U.S. fell -14.5% VS Feb. to an annualized 384,000 units, in March. The lowest level of sales since July 2013. This one hurt, for the markets were expecting an increase to 450,000 annualized units. That’s a HUGE difference folks, and I think reflects the fears out there that interest rates are going higher in the near future. And then finally today, the first piece of market moving data for this week will print. Durable Goods Orders for March will find its way to the Data Cupboard’s docket this morning. And in the background, we’ll see something just as important, but pushed to the background by the markets, Capital Goods Orders & Shipments. For What it’s Worth.  Man, I feel like today’s letter is a collection of For What It’s Worth ideas! But, fear not, dear reader, for I will still bring you a FWIW section/ story for today.  And it’s a real treat this morning, for I have a snippet of an interview with my fave analyst / writer right now, Grant Williams.  I’ll set this up first.  Grant Williams is talking about how in the West the people don’t understand Gold, but in the East they do. But that’s not the Achilles’ heel that he sees for the West.  let’s listen in..  Oh, and I found this on Kingworld.com. “I think the Achilles’ heel of the West is the politicians.  I think they are inept and they are focused on all the wrong things.  And the danger of a miscalculation on a political level by a very inept group in the West against the very smart operators that you have in the East, is potentially a big Achilles’ heel. Gold is certainly something that, despite protests by Western central bankers to the contrary, they do think a lot about and it is something they watch.  But if they did the right thing, the gold price would go higher.  When I say the right thing, I mean that if they converted more reserves in the West to gold, yes, the price would go higher. And when you look at the incredible problems facing the West, with the sheer amount of the debt, watching the price of gold soar is not something they can allow if they are trying to print massive quantities of money.  If they allow the price of gold to head significantly higher, then the underlying inflation in the West is going to become far more evident, and that’s something that doesn’t play well politically. So I think the political class is by far the most dangerous thing that the West has to face at the moment.  And we are in a year where there are going to be elections all over Europe, midterms in the United States, so the political landscape is where we are going to see some real fireworks this year.” – Grant Williams Chuck again. I’ve told you all before that Grant Williams writes a newsletter called “Things that make you go hmmm”. It’s the one newsletter I get, and I get a boatload of them, that I open up and read the minute it hits my email box!   Comfortably Numb was just playing on the IPod, and that’s what we’ve all become, regarding debt in this country. To recap. The currencies look tired and worn out, and for the most part are either flat or down a bit this morning, except the renminbi / yuan which saw an appreciation overnight by the Chinese Central Bank. The RBNZ hike rates last night, which surprised Chuck for the timing not the actual rate hike. Chuck now believes his original forecast of 75 Basis Points of rate hikes from the RBNZ was too conservative, and has now boosted it to 100 Basis Points before summer is over. 50 down, 50 to go!  Chuck puts his tail between his legs on a statement he made about Poland, Singapore inflation jumps higher in March! Currencies today 4/24/14. American Style: A$ .9270, kiwi .8575, C$ .9075, euro 1.3825, sterling 1.6785, Swiss $1.1325, . European Style: rand 10.5650, krone 5.9860, SEK 6.5590, forint 222.90, zloty 3.0315, koruna 19.8560, RUB 35.68, yen 102.40, sing 1.2570, HKD 7.7530, INR 61.08, China 6.1589, pesos 13.03, BRL 2.2215, Dollar Index 79.80, Oil $101.87, 10-year 2.71%, Silver $19.09, Platinum $1,398.25, Palladium $785.56, and Gold. $1,278.15 That’s it for today. Long winded today, eh? Well, I think I recalled everything I wanted to talk about and then some! Little Feat are playing Dixie Chicken right now on the IPod.  I love to sing along with that song! I’ve seen the bright lights of Memphis. And the Commodore Hotel. And underneath a street lamp, I met a southern belle. see what I mean? Well, our Blues lost their mojo these last two games, and head back to St. Louis for Game 5, tied 2-2 in games won. I hope they find the magic here on home ice! And Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha struck out 9 Mets batters for his first 9 outs last night, but still lost the game. UGH!  So, another bad night for St. Louis sports!  Alex picked up his tux last night, his senior prom is this Saturday night. I told him he could drive my car if he wanted to, and he was all over that in a heartbeat! Kathy’s baby boy is getting ready to graduate High School and move on to college, I have a feeling she’s going to be emotional about this. but maybe not. OK. once again, I’ve carried on too long. so for that I apologize. Now let’s go make this a Tub Thumpin’ Thursday! Chuck Butler President EverBank World Marketslast_img read more

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first_imgRecommended Link Recommended Link World-renowned crypto expert: “I’m revealing my cryptocurrency investment secret” For the next few days, the crypto expert who’s been called “The Oracle” of cryptos on the internet and is followed by over 100,000 people across the globe is revealing his proprietary investment strategy. It’s already helped an “average Joe” named Paul turn $500 into just under $140,000… click here to see what it could do for you. • Tesla’s stock plummeted 7% on the news… You can see that big drop in the chart below. Tesla’s now 22% off its recent highs. You might be tempted to buy it now. But that would be a huge mistake…• Tesla isn’t cheap by any stretch of the imagination… It still trades at a price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 4.8. That makes it more than twice as expensive as the average large-cap U.S. stock. More importantly, it’s 13 times more expensive than competitor General Motors. And it’s 15 times more expensive than Ford, another major U.S. carmaker. There’s absolutely no reason why Tesla should be this expensive. The company has never once booked a profit. Instead, it’s lost about $4.3 billion since it was founded 14 years ago, and that’s despite massive government handouts. As if that weren’t bad enough, Tesla’s bleeding cash. It’s burned through $2.6 billion in cash in just the last two quarters…and more than $10 billion since it was founded in 2003. If this keeps up, Tesla could run out of cash within the next 12 months.• This is a serious problem… But Musk and Co. aren’t actually trying to fix it. Instead, they’re trying to “paper it over.” According to Bloomberg, Tesla has issued new stock eight times in the last seven years. That hurts existing shareholders. But it gets worse. Tesla also borrowed obscene amounts of money just to keep the lights on. Back in August, it issued $1.8 billion in “junk bonds” to finance the production of its Model 3 vehicles. This isn’t just unsustainable. It’s a recipe for disaster. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if Tesla’s stock goes down in flames the next time it reports a “hiccup.” So, continue to avoid Tesla like the plague. You may even want to consider shorting (betting against) TSLA. Just understand that shorting is risky. So, make sure you know what you’re doing before you put this trade on.Regards,Justin Spittler New Orleans, LA November 6, 2017 P.S. I recently wrote about a better way to profit from the electric car revolution. You can read about it here. Reader MailbagRecently, we shared an interview with Doug Casey’s longtime friend and colleague Bill Bonner: “Bitcoin—Better Money Than Gold?” Today, readers weigh in… It’s only as good as the government that rules over it! Fools rush in where wise men never go… Remember?—Howard By Justin Spittler, editor, Casey Daily Dispatch“Tesla’s shareholders will be in for a rude awakening… Its share price could soon fall off a cliff.” I issued this warning on October 5. But I’m sure some people thought I was crazy for saying this. That’s because Tesla’s stock was up 66% on the year…and more than 900% since the start of 2013. It was one of the hottest stocks on the planet. But it shouldn’t have been.After all, it’s not like Tesla’s raking in cash. It’s never booked a yearly profit in its history.• Instead, Tesla was rallying because Elon Musk is a “visionary”… Musk is the founder and CEO of Tesla. But unlike most CEOs, Musk doesn’t care about quarterly profits. He only cares about changing the world. He wants everyone to drive electric vehicles (EVs). He wants to put solar panels on every home in the United States. And he wants to colonize Mars. These are wildly ambitious goals. But they make for a great story.• That’s why Tesla has some of the most loyal shareholders on the planet…It’s also why many of its investors ignore problems that would send most people running for their lives. Just consider how Tesla shareholders reacted to awful news last month. Regular readers know where I’m headed with this. On October 2, Tesla announced that it had produced just 260 Model 3s, its first mass-market vehicle, during the third quarter. Musk had promised investors 1,500 vehicles. That’s an 83% shortfall. • Normally, a stock crashes when a company whiffs this bad… But Tesla rallied on the news. Again, that’s because Tesla shareholders don’t care about profits, cash flows, or debt. They only care about Musk’s dreams. But here’s the thing. Dreams don’t last forever. Eventually, you must wake up and face reality. That’s why I urged readers to avoid Tesla on October 5. Tesla will miss its production goal again… Tesla’s shareholders will be disappointed again. And next time, they might not be so forgiving. And that’s exactly what happened…• Last Thursday, Tesla reported its worst quarterly results ever… The electric carmaker lost $619 million last quarter. That’s nearly double the $336 million loss it suffered during the second quarter. That’s a staggering loss. But it looks like things will get even worse for Tesla. After all, the company just laid off about 700 employees. That’s about 2% of its workforce. Tesla’s also struggling to ramp up production of its Model 3 vehicle. Last month, Musk said Tesla would produce 5,000 Model 3s per week by the end of the year. But now he’s saying they won’t hit that mark until early 2018, at the earliest. He also scrapped the company’s longtime goal of eventually producing 10,000 Model 3s per week. — In Case You Missed It…Last week, cryptocurrency investing expert Teeka Tiwari hosted the largest webinar in our industry’s history. More than 80,000 fellow readers tuned in to learn how Teeka has found his readers gains as high as 1,626%, 3,274%, and even 21,127% in the cryptocurrency market. If you missed it, Teeka agreed to show a replay of the webinar. Watch it for yourself right here. — Teeka’s new cryptocurrency prediction could make you a fortune by January For the next few days only, crypto expert Teeka Tiwari is revealing his next big cryptocurrency prediction for 2018. Last year’s prediction was spot on… Those who followed his best ideas had the chance to turn a small stake into nearly $200,000. Click here to be among the first to hear his latest. I have one fundamental question—most of the banks are prohibiting sending money from our account to buy cryptocurrencies. Then how to pay for it?—Mukeshlast_img read more

Online intervention lowers mothers intentions to visit primary care clinician for respiratory

first_img Source:American Academy of Family Physicians Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)May 15 2019Visits to the doctor for a respiratory tract infection can lead to unnecessary antibiotic prescribing, but an online intervention with real-time information on locally circulating viruses may reduce mothers’ intentions to visit their primary care doctor.A representative sample of mothers in the United Kingdom (N=806) was randomized to receive the online intervention, including locally enhanced influenza statistics, symptom information, and home-care advice, either before (intervention group) or after (control group) responding to a hypothetical respiratory tract infection illness scenario.Participants in the intervention group had lower intentions to visit the doctor than those in the control group when adjusted for demographic and clinical characteristics. Intervention material was generally well received, with information on symptoms and when to visit the primary care doctor rated as more important than information on locally circulating viruses. If the intervention were rolled out widely, the authors surmise that it would have impact, given the high rates at which parents of children with respiratory tract infections visit primary care clinicians. The authors call for research to evaluate intervention effects on observed behavioral outcomes in real-world settings and examine long-term effects and cost-effectiveness.last_img read more

Lok Sabha elections 2019 EC bans all political ads on poll dayLok

first_imgElection Commission of India The Election Commission has banned all political advertisements in newspapers on poll day and preceding day of the polling unless it is pre-certified from the concerned authorities at state or district level.According to a press release from the office of the Chief Electoral Officer of Assam on Sunday, no political party or candidate shall publish any advertisement in print media on poll day or one day prior to the poll day in all the phases.However, the advertisements can be published if these are are pre-certified from the Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC) at the state or district level, it added.Assam context“In the context of Assam, the restricted days of advertisement are 10th and 11th April for Phase-I, 17th and 18th April for Phase-II, 22nd and 23rd April for Phase-III,” the release said.The ECI has directed that in order to facilitate publication of the newspaper advertisements, MCMC at state and district level must examine and pre-certify all such advertisements received from the political parties, candidates and others, it added.The three-phase voting for 14 seats in Assam will take place on April 11, 18 and 23, while the counting of votes will be on May 23 after completion of the entire seven-phase voting across the country. SHARE SHARE EMAIL Assam COMMENT Published on April 07, 2019 SHARE The Election Commission of India in New Delhi.   –  THE HINDU national elections advertising However, ads can be published if it is pre-certified from the Media Certification and Monitoring panel COMMENTSlast_img read more

Rose Valley scam After Prosenjit ED summons actor Rituparna

first_imgPublished on NBFC July 10, 2019 Press Trust of India Bengali film actor Rituparna Sengupta has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate next week in connection with the investigation into the Rose Valley ponzi scam, a day after it summoned superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee in the same case. According to the sources, Sengupta allegedly accompanied Rose Valley group chairman Gautam Kundu on several foreign trips and helped him in the sale and production of films. “We have summoned actor Rituparna Sengupta in connection with the Rose Valley scam. She has been asked to appear next week,” ED sources told PTI. Phone calls made to Sengupta for her reaction went unanswered. Chatterjee, meanwhile, had been asked to depose before the ED officials at the CGO Complex office in Salt Lake on July 19. The Tollywood actor’s statement will be recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The sources said the agency wanted to question Chatterjee about ₹2.75 crore received by his company, Idea Locations and Production Pvt Ltd, from the Rose Valley group between 2010 and 2011. Of this, Chatterjee is suspected to have received about ₹23.5 lakh. The probe agency wants to understand the purpose of these funds, they claimed. Chatterjee has acted in several films produced and distributed by Rose Valley, notable among them being Moner Manush and Hangover. A probe by the agency has revealed that Rose Valley, on paper, undervalued the film’s production cost and used depositors’ money to fund Hangover, the ED sources added. The ED had on Monday interrogated senior Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra in connection with the ponzi scam. SHARE COMMENTcenter_img West Bengal SHARE SHARE EMAIL economic offence COMMENTSlast_img read more