Wimbledon: Djokovic tops Mannarino to make quarters

first_imgLONDON >> Novak Djokovic played the first match of this year’s Wimbledon tournament under a closed roof on Centre Court, and he won it in straight sets.The three-time champion at the All England Club beat Adrian Mannarino 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-4 Tuesday in a fourth-round match that was postponed from Monday.During the third set, with Djokovic already up a break, the second-seeded Serb asked for a medical timeout and a trainer examined and stretched his right shoulder. Djokovic appeared to grimace …last_img read more

Experience Cortland GeoTour (GT21)

first_imgECGT – Hannah’s Stump GC4320Y“Say yes or I jump!” Those could have been Hannah’s last words, but they weren’t. Isaac Bloomer dropped to his knee below the precipice over which Hannah’s stump leaned. Right then and there Isaac proposed marriage to save the poor girl’s life. At least that’s how the early 19th-century tale goes, and it very well may be true. Town records show that Hannah Towbridge of Gridley Hollow and Isaac Bloomer were married and likely lived an abundant pioneer farm life. Twentieth century locals embraced and reported the legend of Hannah’s Stump, as well as the good berry picking and camping that could be found at the base of the cliff and adjunct to the winding road and stream. The road was eventually straightened and the physical location of Hannah’s stump vanished to progress. Regardless, if a geocacher looks upstream through the new bridge and to the stone embankment, one might conjure up the essence of Hannah’s Stump.Hannah’s StumpECGT – Last One Room Schoolhouse GC433R1This scenic hamlet includes the original home of The Glen Haven School and Public Library. In the early days, a large resort hotel attracted visitors arriving on the southern end of Skaneateles Lake by steamboat.  The school was the last functioning one-room schoolhouse in Cortland County. Down the road and nearby this geocache one can find the Fair Haven Marina, the Glen Haven Inn, and some excellent fishing. Grout Brook, which flows into the south end of Skaneateles Lake, is a premier rainbow trout fishing spot, especially in early spring when trout head upstream to spawn. Bring a canoe, fishing pole, your curiosity, and perhaps dinner money to enjoy this “secret” hideaway.Last One Room SchoolhouseECGT – Field of Dreams GC43D18This geocache locale shares views of the town ball field, the local cemetery, old Route 26, town hall, and the vacant spot that was once the legendary landmark Brown Beaver Inn. Excellent fishing can be found nearby on the Otselic River. The Willet Ball Field grandstand was built in the early 1940s from salvaged lumber from the old icehouse at the former Reed Ice Cream Plant. The hunt for this geocache required climbing the actual grandstand. Field of DreamsECGT – The Crossroads GC5VDTKThe Crossroads is the location of the Town Hall, a lovely park with picnic tables, a basketball court, and a perfect old time swimming hole. Bring your swim gear (or not).Amish farmers can be seen on a summer day working the fields the way the original settlers would. They are the most recent immigrants to the area and are commonly seen riding their horses and buggies. If it’s laundry day, a drive down the road past one Amish farm will yield a wonderful display of dungarees of all sizes arranged by size on an endless clothesline.PrizesFind all 20 caches, fill in your map, and you earn an official Experience Cortland GeoTour hat and Cortland County pin!What geocachers are sayingWe knew so little of this region before the GeoTour, but now we feel like we’ve been in every nook and cranny of Cortland County. This GeoTour exposed us to the beauty of this part of New York State and the Finger Lakes Region. — ajlepelLoved the story surrounding the location and the container was brilliant. Great use of the space and resources. — Fur007Traveled to Cortland County do the Geotour. We really enjoyed this series and due to all of them being quick stop and grabs it was a great thing to do for the kids. It took us about 8 hours but that was our time with stops for visits, food, and gas along with a few other caches in the area. Due to us being there on a Sunday, most places to visit were closed but it also made for a very quiet/relaxing day. — 0;)Angel SharePrint RelatedInside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 15): GeoToursJune 18, 2018In “Community”Cache 4 Coins GeoTour (GT6B)May 3, 2018In “GeoTours”West Bend Four Seasons GeoTourSeptember 18, 2015In “GeoTours” The Experience Cortland GeoTour started in 2012 and is still popular among geocachers today. People have traveled from neighboring counties and states to find all 20 caches. The tour is also an opportunity for locals to rediscover hidden spots. Along the way you’ll pass local favorites like a farmer’s market, vegetable stand, drive-in, and distillery, making the Experience Cortland GeoTour worthy of more than just a one-day adventure.Find out more about the Experience Cortland GeoTour here.Note: All the above information was provided by the GeoTour host. Copy has been edited by Geocaching HQ.Share with your Friends:Morecenter_img Location:Cortland County, in the heart of New YorkFavorite Points:105The Experience Cortland GeoTour will take you to the lesser known spots throughout Cortland County, New York.Experience Cortland GeoTourKnown for rolling hills, gorges, and bird-watching, Cortland County is worth more than just a day trip. In the spring and summer, visitors can stop for a mid-day plunge at one of the many swimming holes and spend the afternoon exploring local vineyards. In the fall, the forests come alive with autumn colors, the apples are ripe for picking, and the hot apple cider is supreme. Planning a trip for winter? Pack your skis and plan to spend a day at a nearby ski resort. Recommended Cacheslast_img read more

Five Industry Flame Wars No One Cares About Anymore

first_imgTags:#browser#Firefox#Linux#Microsoft#Microsoft Office#Netscape#OpenOffice#Windows Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts There once was a time when Microsoft was evil, open source was the underdog and flamewars between the two camps were frequent and fierce. Those were the days! Today the industry has traded those early wars for equally vociferous fights between Android and iOS adherents, or HTML5 vs. native mobile application development. However, given how the early battles have faded, it’s likely that today’s nasty flame wars will be tomorrow’s distant memories.Don’t believe me? Let’s see if you still care about these epic brawls of the 2000s.Windows vs. LinuxAs religious wars go, few can top this blood feud. Coming at the height of Microsoft’s market dominance, Linux was the open-source upstart that promised to topple the evil empire, spreading peace, love and open source to all. Microsoft was not amused.Though the Redmond initially tried to discredit Linux as “un-American,” labeling it “a cancer” in 2001. When that didn’t work, in 2003 Microsoft launched its infamous “Get the Facts” campaign, which was long on propaganda and short on facts, then doubled down on the campaign in 2005. When this didn’t work, either, Microsoft got its lawyers involved, dropping an unsubstantiated bombshell that Linux infringed 235 of its Windows patents. The open sourcerors fought back, alleging that Windows infringed on Linux’s intellectual property. Throughout it all, CIOs bought both Windows and Linux servers en masse, while dumping expensive Unix servers. This ultimately seems to have cooled tempers, with Linux dominating in new markets like cloud computing even as Windows remains strong for more traditional enterprise workloads. A new pragmatism seems to govern server OS choice.As for the Linux desktop, it never really caught on, despite its adherents’ fondest hopes. But this also hasn’t mattered, as mobile has displaced the desktop as the premier consumer computing platform. There, Linux (à la Android) is dominant, not Windows, leaving the two camps with little to fight about except royalties.Internet Explorer vs. Netscape (Firefox)Microsoft was at the center of this religious war, too, first beating market-leading Netscape into oblivion with illegal antitrust behavior. The Netscape browser, however, resurrected as Firefox, and this time Firefox seriously cut into Microsoft’s market share, eventually claiming more than 20% of the global desktop browser market, according to Net Applications.Along the way, developers took sides, proclaiming their allegiance in the form of website badges suggesting which browser to use. As for Microsoft, it relaunched its Get the Facts campaign, this time challenging the open-source browsers in the area of security, privacy and more.Over time, this war subsided, despite once being waged in the judicial system and the comments sections of myriads of articles. The desktop became less important, initially establishing Apple as the dominant force in browsers with Google claiming significant share in both desktop and now mobile browser markets.Microsoft Office vs. OpenOfficeAre you noticing a theme here? Yet again, Microsoft is front and center, this time being with its cash-cow Office productivity suite business under siege by the open-source community. Well, sort of. For much of the 2000s, Sun sponsored the vast majority of OpenOffice.org (now OpenOffice) development, and then helped to drive the emergence of the Open Document Format (ODF). While OpenOffice never seriously threatened Microsoft, it did prompt a marketing response.But OpenOffice’s more important legacy, and the one that Microsoft fought more vigorously, was ODF. Across the planet, Microsoft lobbied hard to kill any attempt to institute an open format that would obviate its proprietary Office file formats. It largely succeeded, with adoption for ODF largely stymied.Even so, a larger threat to both ODF and Microsoft has been the emergence of mobile as a primary computing platform. While Microsoft continues to print profits from sales of Office, as the world moves beyond the desktop the need for a full-fledged office productivity suite is fading, whatever the file format. GPL vs. ApacheOf course, Microsoft isn’t the only entity to generate angst and ire in the 2000s. Within the open source camp, the 2000s saw bitter rivalries, including KDE vs. GNOME on the desktop (which neither side won) and free software vs. open source everywhere.The most visible proponent of free software and the GNU General Public License (GPL) that powered it is Richard Stallman. On the more permissive open source side stood Eric Raymond. For a time Stallman and the free source crowd had the upper hand, but over the past few years Apache-style licensing has won out, given the freedom and flexibility it affords developers. This trend accelerated as open source went mainstream, and developers became more concerned with getting work done than scoring political points.Open vs. ClosedThe backdrop for each of these industry flame-fests is the question of open vs. closed technology. Originally confined to a question of licensing, “open” has come to comprise much more, including APIs and data. New breed technology-heavy companies like Facebook espouse openness, arguing that it encourages developer adoption and improves their services. Meanwhile, the closed camp…doesn’t really exist.Oh, sure, there are some who argue that open source is not more secure, or that open data is dangerous, or whatever. But whereas “open vs. closed” was really the fundamental question of the 2000s, it has largely been settled. Today, “openness” is like motherhood and apple pie: everyone loves it, or claims to do so. Today Microsoft openly uses and often advocates open source software. Oracle owns the leading open source relational database, MySQL, and commits significant development resources to advancing it.Which is, perhaps, why today’s big debates are less dominated by quasi-religious overtones. Progress? Yes. But a bit boring?Sadly, yes.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Matt Asay A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Out of sync so far in playoffs, Thunder’s Paul George looking to find rhythm

first_imgDA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES In Game 1 against Portland, he went 8 for 24 from the field and made 4 of 15 3-pointers. In Game 2, George focused more on drives and shorter jumpers and was a more efficient 11 for 20 from the floor.The Thunder desperately need George’s long-range production. He led the team and ranked fourth in the NBA with 3.8 makes per game in the regular season. Oklahoma City has made just 10 of 61 3-pointers in the series. George has made six of 22, meaning his teammates have missed 35 of their 39 tries.George averaged a career-best 28.0 points per game this season — second in the league behind James Harden.When George is on, he takes point guard Russell Westbrook out of do-everything mode. Westbrook shot 5 for 20 while trying to pick up for his team’s struggles in Game 2.Despite their struggles, George said neither his approach nor the team’s approach will change.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George, center, and center Steven Adams, left, and Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu dive for a loose ball during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)OKLAHOMA CITY — When Paul George has been rolling this season, so has Oklahoma City.The Thunder’s All-Star forward has been off his game against Portland, and OKC has struggled against the Trail Blazers. Yes, George is averaging 26.5 points in their first-round playoff series, but he’s making just 27 percent of his 3-pointers — down from 39 percent during the regular season.ADVERTISEMENT China bans Boston Marathon trio in latest cheating scandalcenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated “We have to keep shooting,” he said. “We’re going to make shots. Keep shooting. We miss shots, so what. Keep shooting.”Portland was concerned with the 3-point opportunities George had in Game 1 and adjusted. George responded by making 9 of 13 shots inside the 3-point line in Game 2. He only took seven threes though— down from his season average of 9.8 attempts.“I thought by far, in the first game, he had a lot of really, really good open 3-point shots,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “I think in the second game, they tried to take a lot of those away. I think he played down low a little bit more, played at the rim. When he could get into some space where he could kind of use his dribbling to create some gaps for himself, he drove or he stepped back and shot it from mid-range.”George said the shoulder problems have not affected him defensively. The league leader in steals during the regular season often matches up with an opponent’s best wing player, but he hasn’t been matched up with Damian Lillard or C.J. McCollum much in the series. He said that’s by design because he’s supporting Westbrook and Terrance Ferguson by clogging the lane.Still, the Thunder’s biggest problems in the series have been on offense. George said getting back to Oklahoma City could help — but just being in OKC isn’t enough.“We’ll get back on stride being at home,” he said. “I’m not going to say that just to say that just because we’re going to be at home, it’s going to be all fine and dandy. We’ve got to come out and play, execute, do the things that we do to win this game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Much has been made of his shoulder issues, which he has been dealing with the past few months. George even missed the regular-season finale against Milwaukee after not being able to lift his arm.But George said Thursday his shoulder is not the issue, noting that he is pain-free.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“The first game it was just out of rhythm, trying to find shots,” George said. “The second game, it was just knowing where shots were going to come from, knowing the space that I could get playing at the basket and taking advantage of where I can get to the rim. It’ll be a great mix Game 3.”The Thunder hope it is a great mix. They’re down 0-2 as the series shifts to Oklahoma City Friday night. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View commentslast_img read more

Sajid Khan was rude, vulgar to Lara Dutta’s Housefull co-actor: Mahesh Bhupathi

first_imgTennis champion Mahesh Bhupathi has revealed his actor wife Lara Dutta had complained to him that her co-star was being subjected to “rude, vulgar” behaviour on the sets of Housefull by director Sajid Khan.Bhupathi said she had opened up about the incident before their marriage.”When we were dating she was shooting for Housefull and we were in London at that time. She would come home and her closest friend was her hair dresser and they both would be complaining about how one of her co-stars was being treated by the director. Rude, vulgar,” he said.Bhupathi was in conversation with journalist Barkha Dutt at We The Women event on Sunday night.The 2010 romantic comedy, directed by Sajid, featured an ensemble cast of Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Deepika Padukone, Jiah Khan and Arjun Rampal.Bhupathi recalled he told the actor how “all four of you,” who were working in the film, were complicit in enabling Sajid’s behaviour.”I told her you guys are all complicit, all the four of you who were in the film (and) were listening to what he was saying and not telling him it’s not ok. So at some level you guys are complicit and she agreed,” he said.To which, Barkha said it would have been difficult to take on Sajid as people’s work depended on him and that is a coercive environment which makes it difficult for women, to speak up as they would lose work.Bhupathi said he understands the film fraternity functions in a different way but it does not justify one brushing off something as serious as indecent behaviour.advertisement”I come from the sports industry where we think differently. In sports, the cream always rises to the top. If you’re good at what you do, you are going to win matches and get results.”Obviously the film industry is different. If the fraternity decides to ostracise you, you don’t get work. But I don’t think it’s good enough reason to let things like these slide,” he said.ALSO READ | Dia Mirza on Sajid Khan: I knew he was obnoxious, sexist and ridiculousALSO READ | Sajid Khan quits Housefull 4 after sexual harassment allegationsALSO WATCH | Sajid Khan accused of sexual harassment by three womenlast_img read more

The DVB has approved the commercial requirements f

first_imgThe DVB has approved the commercial requirements for version 1.4 of the CI Plus specification. Separately the DVB has formed a partnership with the 3D@Home Consortium to encourage the development of standards for 3D TV and to share knowledge.The commercial requirements for CI Plus version 1.4 build on the current version 1.3 of CI Plus by adding support for dual-stream operation with a single module – meaning that a dual-tuner DVR host can be supported – as well as support for DRM-protected IP delivered content. Other features include CI Plus browser extensions, additional uniform resource identifiers, signaling and extensions and clarifications for module applications running on host middleware.The move follows an agreement with CI Plus LLP that DVB will take responsibility for future development of the CI Plus specification. It is anticipated that the technical work will take a year. Following its publication CI Plus LLP will adopt the specification.The DVB has also formed a partnership with the 3D@Home Consortium. The consortium was formed in 2008 with the mission to speed the commercialisation of 3D and provide the best possible viewing experience by facilitating the development of standards. In February 2011, the DVB Steering Board approved the specification for a first phase 3DTV delivery system based on the commonly used ‘frame-compatible’ system.“3D@Home is an important organisation for 3DTV. They have many areas of interest, including the study of ‘human factors’ associated with 3DTV viewing that we are hoping to learn from. For our part, our work developing delivery specifications for 3DTV, will be helpful for 3D@home.  Both organizations have things to share with each other,” said David Wood, chair of DVB’s Commercial Module on 3DTV.last_img read more

Music network Vintage TV has launched on Virgin Me

first_imgMusic network Vintage TV has launched on Virgin Media’s cable platform in the UK. The channel went live on the platform yesterday at number 343 on the EPG and is available to subscribers of Virgin’s premium XL channel package – which includes more than 200 channels and 30 HD stations.Vintage TV airs a range of original music programming, classic concert footage, and interviews and documentaries. It also airs on the Sky and Freesat platforms in the UK and says it plans to launch on more shortly.Vintage TV is broadcast from the UK, on Eurobird 1 at 28.8 degrees East on transponder C2 Lower.last_img read more

Irish telco Eircom said that its TV service cont

first_imgIrish telco, Eircom, said that its TV service continued to gain traction in the quarter ending March 31 with 37,000 TV customers, representing 26% of its consumer fibre base. Announcing results for its fiscal third quarter, the operator said that 22% of customers now have TV/mobile bundles and that the rollout of its next generation access network continues at pace.“Our network has now passed 1.2 million homes and businesses, representing more than 50% of all premises in Ireland,” said Eircom group CEO Richard Moat.Last year, Eircom set a June 2014 target of 24,000 customers for its then recently-launched eVision IPTV service.Overall in its latest quarter, the company reported revenues of €311 million, down 1% year-on-year. EBITDA was €120 million, an increase of 8% year-on-year.last_img read more

Doug spoke in trenchant munificent stentorian and

first_imgDoug spoke in trenchant munificent stentorian and intelligent terms—everyone  should  read  and  ponder what he spoke so eloquently about.—Anonymous Recommended Link In Case You Missed It… Our colleague Teeka Tiwari is a crypto investing expert. He’s very bullish on the sector and has helped his subscribers score gains of up to 20,000%. This Thursday, Teeka is hosting a free cryptocurrency training seminar. Reserve your spot right here. Recommended Link I read your email, and it disturbed me far more than the subject itself. To lump all protestors together as being created by someone else’s agenda rather than thoughtful humans concerned about an injustice saddened me. But it did get me to look into the story more. I found a very thoughtful article you might find interesting. —Amy But don’t just take my word for it. Look at what Phyto Partners is doing… Phyto Partners is a venture capital fund that invests in early-stage cannabis companies. Today, it has 12 companies in its portfolio. And none of them grow, process, or sell marijuana. Instead, they serve the marijuana industry.One of those companies, New Frontier Data, is a major marijuana data firm. Another, Steep Hill Labs, is a leader in marijuana lab testing. Then there’s Grownetics…• This company is radically changing how people grow marijuana… I know because I recently visited the Grownetics team in downtown Boulder, Colorado. In a minute, I’ll tell you how Grownetics is revolutionizing the marijuana industry. I’ll also tell you about the incredible insight I learned while in Boulder. But let me first tell you what I was doing there. After all, Boulder’s a long way from Casey Research’s headquarters in Florida.• In June, I did something I’ve wanted to do for years… I turned in my apartment key. I sold most of my belongings. And I hit the road. That’s right. I left sunny South Florida to become a digital nomad. I did this because I’ve come to realize something working with Doug Casey… The best money-making opportunities are rarely in plain sight. More often than not, they’re hidden. This means you need to go “into the field” to find them. That’s particularly true for the legal marijuana market, which is being born before our eyes.• So I went to the frontlines of this emerging industry… My first stop was Vancouver. I spent all of July there. After that, I went to San Francisco for three weeks. Then, I spent nearly all of September in Colorado. There, I visited an indoor marijuana growing facility. I toured a state-of-the-art cannabis research lab. And yes, I drove to Boulder to meet the Grownetics team. I did this because an industry insider told me that Grownetics is doing incredible work. And he wasn’t joking… 3 Marijuana Stocks to Buy Right Now Canada is set to vote on a new nationwide law that will set off the biggest event in the history of marijuana. The Canadian pot market will explode from $400 million to $8 billion. And new marijuana millionaires will be minted. If you missed out on the first marijuana boom, when penny pot stocks delivered peak gains of 7,820%… 6,233%… and 3,986%… often in months… This is your second and final chance. Don’t miss out again. Discover the 3 companies that will dominate the marijuana market.center_img — Teeka’s new cryptocurrency prediction will shock you Teeka’s previous cryptocurrency predictions could have made you 1,241%, 2,050% and even 14,354% in as little as 6 months. To get his latest prediction – including the name of the crypto he calls “the next big thing in cryptocurrencies” – click here. By Justin Spittler, editor, Casey Daily Dispatch Big money is pouring into marijuana. During the first four months of 2017, cannabis-related companies raised more than $700 million. That’s almost seven times more than they raised during the same period last year. This isn’t “dumb money,” either. Some of the world’s savviest investors have placed huge bets on marijuana. Peter Thiel, for example, recently invested millions of dollars in Privateer Holdings, a private equity firm focused on legal cannabis. Thiel was an early investor in Facebook, and is a legend in Silicon Valley. Then there’s venture capital firm Benchmark Capital, which was an early investor in Twitter, Uber, Snapchat, and Instagram. It recently put $8 million in Hound Labs, an Oakland-based startup that’s developing a device to test whether drivers are under the influence of marijuana. These are big investments from big-time investors.• It tells us the marijuana boom is for real… And that’s exactly why you should consider speculating on marijuana stocks if you haven’t already. But you should realize something before diving in… The best marijuana investments aren’t traditional marijuana companies. They’re companies that serve the industry. • You see, Grownetics isn’t your typical marijuana company… It doesn’t grow marijuana. It doesn’t own dispensaries. And it doesn’t make marijuana edibles. Instead, it’s a technology company that’s solving one of the marijuana industry’s biggest problems. You see, most marijuana companies have a “head of cultivation” on staff. This person feeds, waters, and monitors the health of marijuana plants at an indoor facility. Over time, they figure out what the plants like and what they don’t like. And many head cultivators simply write this information down in a journal. This approach isn’t just old-fashioned. It’s risky. Think about it. If the head of cultivation walks, they’re going to take that information with them. And that basically screws over the owner of the facility.• Grownetics wants to fix this problem with technology… And here’s how… Grownetics builds operating systems for indoor farmers and greenhouse cultivators. This system includes management software linked to a network of high-resolution sensors inside marijuana growing facilities. These sensors monitor room temperature, lighting, humidity, CO2 levels, and a host of other inputs. Grownetics’ software then organizes this data in a way that’s easy to understand. This saves companies time and money. And it helps them boost the yield and potency of their crop. (You can learn more about the incredible work that Vince and his team are doing by visiting their website right here.) In short, Grownetics helps companies grow better pot, and a lot more of it. That’s why the company has customers all over the country, and a rapidly growing pipeline…• But I know what you’re probably thinking… “Marijuana’s a weed. How hard can it possibly be to grow?” Well, actually, it can be very difficult. That’s because marijuana’s a very complex plant. In fact, Grownetics COO Vince Harkiewicz told me there’s “never been a pharmaceutical crop like marijuana”: The closest thing might be poppies, which are used to make opiates for pharmaceutical industries, but that’s just one chemical you’re producing. With cannabis, there’s hundreds of cannabinoids and terpenes in the plant. And they all affect the way the medicine is received by the patient. That’s right. • Marijuana isn’t just a plant that gets people high… It’s also medicine. That’s why the world’s top botanists are coming to the marijuana industry in droves. It’s why the world’s best investors are pouring billions into marijuana companies. It’s also why companies are paying top dollar for Grownetics’ services.• Now, I unfortunately can’t recommend Grownetics to you… The company’s private, and a startup at that. So, why did I tell this story? Simple. Most people have ridiculous misconceptions about the marijuana industry. They think the industry’s run by stoners, hippies, and burnouts. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. The industry’s attracting world-class entrepreneurs, engineers, and scientists. It’s employing real science. And it’s developing its own cutting-edge technology. In short, the legal marijuana industry is becoming more and more like Big Pharma every day.• Soon, everyday investors will figure this out… When that happens, money will pour into marijuana stocks like we’ve never seen. That’s something you want to be ready for. So, consider buying marijuana stocks if you haven’t already. Just understand that these stocks are still very speculative. So, do your homework before diving in. I also encourage you to read these recent articles of mine: Why This U.S. Army Officer Retired to Focus on Cannabis The Great Marijuana Bull Market Has Officially Arrived The Window’s Closing…But You Can Still Become a “Marijuana Millionaire” The No. 1 Mistake Marijuana Investors Are Making As you’ll see, the biggest opportunities in marijuana aren’t in the States. They’re north of the border in Canada…Regards,Justin Spittler New Orleans, LA October 31, 2017 P.S. This marijuana boom is just getting started. And now is the time to own the best stocks to take advantage. We have a basket of marijuana companies in our Crisis Investing newsletter that are set to soar in the coming years. You can access these names, along with all of our research on the sector, with a subscription to Crisis Investing. Click here to learn more. Sights From the Road Earlier, I told you how I left sunny South Florida to become a traveling analyst. So far, my world tour has taken me to Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, Denver, Las Vegas, South Carolina, and New Orleans. Along the way, I’ve seen some incredible things. So today, I’m going to share a few photographs that I took at Grownetics’ headquarters in downtown Boulder. The first photo shows the workstation in Grownetics’ lab. Next, a 3D printing machine that Vince and his team use to make components. Finally, here’s a photo of an award that Grownetics picked up last year at the 2016 Cannabist Awards in Las Vegas for Best Technology Start-up. As you can see, Vince and the rest of the Grownetics team are doing some incredible things. So, be sure to check out their website to learn more about them.Reader MailbagToday, readers write in with their thoughts on Doug Casey’s interview on cultural appropriation:Doug—you are right on the money, as usual. The SJW mentality is a step towards control, and the type of control they desire is evident from those who have done this before.—Barry —last_img read more

The new school year started off in brandnew build

first_imgThe new school year started off in brand-new buildings for two elementary schools in the Tuscaloosa City Schools System.Arcadia and Oakdale elementaries opened their doors for students today, along with the rest of the Tuscaloosa City Schools System, but these schools were home to their very first classes.Arcadia Elementary Principal Amy Elam said she was so excited that she could watch her students enjoy their first day back in a brand new building.“We are so thrilled and thankful to be able to walk into this state-of-the-art building,” Elman said. “As we begin classes this morning the teachers are just anxiously awaiting the students and this new school year.”Over at Oakdale, students got the red carpet treatment.“Our students are the best and they deserve the best,” Daria said. “So that’s what they are getting the red carpet treatment as they get welcomed into their new building this morning. ”Daria said the new Skyland Elementary School is opening later this year.last_img read more