German investor sentiment falls once again

first_imgThink tank ZEW’s economic sentiment indicator fell to minus 22.8 points in October from minus 22.5 in September. This was a smaller fall than economists had predicted, but highlights expectations of stagnation in Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel has faced sustained calls, including today from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to loosen the state’s purse strings and boost demand by spending on things such as investment.  The German economy has felt the full effects of the tariff war-induced slowdown. Its economy shrank in the second quarter as is its exports tumbled. Investors’ views of Germany’s current economic situation in October was as low as it was during the Eurozone crisis in 2010, ZEW said. Employees work on a Porsche Taycan Turbo S car on September 9, 2019 at the company’s plant in Stuttgart, southern Germany, as the production of the Taycan is launched. – The Taycan is Porsche’s first all-electic car. (Photo by Sebastian Gollnow / dpa / AFP) / Germany OUT (Photo credit should read SEBASTIAN GOLLNOW/DPA/AFP via Getty Images) Yet German politicians have long been wedded to the so-called black zero policy of a balanced budget and have resisted calls to loosen fiscal policy except in the event of a severe downturn. whatsapp ZEW president Achim Wambach said: “The recent settlement in the trade dispute between the USA and China does not seem to diminish economic scepticism at this stage.” China over the weekend reached a tentative deal with the US which would see it buy more agricultural product. Nonetheless, the trade war that has damaged global demand and growth is far from over. Tuesday 15 October 2019 3:48 pmcenter_img German investor sentiment falls once again (Image credit: Getty) by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableybonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryYourDailyLamaHe Used To Be Handsome In 80s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimYourDailyLamazenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comNinjaJournalistMichael Jordan’s Divorce Settlement Has Finally Been Revealed.NinjaJournalistMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical Matters whatsapp The mood among German investors darkened in October, a survey showed today, as concerns over the direction of Europe’s biggest economy continue to mount. Share Harry Robertson last_img read more

Coronavirus loan cap increased to £200m for mid-sized firms

first_imgTuesday 19 May 2020 9:14 am Tata Steel has complained that the current £50m cap on the coronavirus large business interruption loan scheme is not high enough (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Coronavirus loan cap increased to £200m for mid-sized firms “These important changes could make a real difference to larger firms in particular.” It is aimed at firms that were described as “slipping through the cracks” when the Treasury launched its coronavirus loans schemes in March. The CLBILS scheme aims to help firms with turnover of above £45m, which is the upper limit to qualify for the smaller coronavirus business interruption loan scheme (CBILS). Show Comments ▼ The CLBILS scheme is targeted at mid-sized companies that do not qualify for the Bank of England’s corporate lending programme, because they do not have a credit rating. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerUndoFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndobonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoPost FunThe Deadliest Snakes Ever Found On The PlanetPost FunUndoDefinitionThe Funniest Yard Signs EVER WrittenDefinitionUndo whatsapp Tata Steel has complained that the current £50m cap on the coronavirus large business interruption loan scheme is not high enough (AFP via Getty Images) However, the changes to the scheme come with restrictions on firms. Borrowers will not be allowed to make any dividend payments or buy back their own shares. Executive pay and bonuses will also be limited. The changes to CLBILS come after some companies such as Tata Steel complained that the £50m cap on loans was too low. They said they needed more cash to keep their operations going. More From Our Partners Bill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Save our SMEs Harry Robertson Tata Steel has complained that the current £50m cap on the coronavirus large business interruption loan scheme is not high enough (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Coronavirus loan cap increased to £200m for mid-sized firms Suren Thiru, head of economics at the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “It is good to see the government continue to listen to business concerns and make improvements to existing schemes.” Under CLBILS, companies with a turnover of more than £250m can apply for a loan worth £50m. From 26 May, companies will be able to borrow 25 per cent of their turnover or £200m, whichever is lower. In comparison, £8.3bn has been lent out to small firms through the “bounce-back” loan scheme which launched on 5 May.  The Treasury has raised the amount mid-sized companies can borrow through the coronavirus loan scheme to £200m, up from £50m. Coronavirus loan cap increased to £200m for mid-sized firms The Treasury said today that firms using CLBILS or the Bank’s coronavirus corporate financing facility “will be asked to agree to not pay dividends and to exercise restraint on senior pay”.  whatsapp Share However, very little has been lent through the scheme compared to other programmes. Companies have received just £359m through CLBILS, which launched on 20 April. The changes to the coronavirus large business interruption loan scheme (CLBILS) come into force next week, ministers said. Tags: Save our SMEslast_img read more

Unalaskans suspect Coast Guard crew of tagging WWII bunker

first_imgAleutians | History | Military | Public SafetyUnalaskans suspect Coast Guard crew of tagging WWII bunkerApril 17, 2017 by Laura Kraegel, KUCB-Unalaska Share:Dmitri Dane of Unalaska photographed the graffitied bunker in March. U.S. Coast Guard officials say they can’t confirm whether crew members of the cutter Morgenthau are responsible. (Photo courtesy Dmitri Dane/Aleutian Islands Photography)#722LIFE. MORGENTHUGS.That statement has been splashed across the side of a World War II bunker in Unalaska, leaving some residents outraged on social media.Audio Playerhttps://cpa.ds.npr.org/kucb2/audio/2017/04/17GRAFFITI.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.On a rare sunny day in March, Dmitri Dane hiked up the back side of Mount Ballyhoo, where military structures from World War II still look out over the Bering Sea.“It’s amazing,” said Dane. “You can see the mountain range, you can see Hog Island, and the bunkers are on the very edge of the cliff.”As a landscape photographer, Dane said it’s one of the best views in Unalaska. But as he walked out to the bunker on the farthest bluff, he came across something not so beautiful.“I was very surprised to see the bunker at the very end had a lot of graffiti on there,” he said.Tagging isn’t unusual on the island, even for historic structures like bunkers and barracks. But these big black letters were spray-painted on the outside of the bunker — not hidden inside like most graffiti.Dane snapped a photo of the tag, posted it on Facebook, and watched as the comments poured in.“I got a lot of angry people,” he said. “Not at me, but a lot of them were angry toward the supposed people who wrote it on there.”No one’s really sure who tagged the bunker, but the graffiti provides some clues.“It felt like a punch in the gut when you see it has a U.S. Coast Guard tag on it,” said Carlin Enlow, director of the Unalaska Convention and Visitors Bureau.She saw the photo online and drew the same conclusion as a lot of commenters — that the bunker was defaced by crew members of the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau, designated number 722.For years, the cutter has stopped in Unalaska on patrol in the Bering Sea, protecting marine resources and helping with search and rescue.For Enlow, that mission makes the tag even harder to stomach.“It’s a group of people who are supposed to serve and protect us,” she said. “All these questions come to mind. Obviously, why? Why would you do that?”The Morgenthau’s commanding officer looked into the matter after KUCB requested comment.The extent of the Coast Guard’s investigation is unclear, but officials say there’s “no information available” to confirm if crew members are responsible.In the past, the landowning company has given Coast Guard crews permission to paint the names and numbers of their vessels on blast shields decorating the side of Mount Ballyhoo, where the military stashed munitions during the war.Ounalashka Corporation CEO Chris Salts said the native corporation has always had a good relationship with the Coast Guard, and he’s not up in arms over this new piece of graffiti. But he said the corporation will pay to have the bunker cleaned this summer to preserve the area’s historical integrity.Meanwhile, the Coast Guard announced Monday that the Morgenthau is being decommissioned after nearly 50 years of service.The State Department is taking control of the cutter and may grant it to a friendly foreign government under the Foreign Assistance Act.Officials say other vessels will take over the Morgenthau’s mission in the Bering Sea.Share this story:last_img read more

Greek debt crisis: German MPs vote in favour of negotiating third bailout deal with Greece

first_img Tags: Greek debt crisis Friday 17 July 2015 5:27 am Greek debt crisis: German MPs vote in favour of negotiating third bailout deal with Greece Share James Nickerson whatsapp whatsapp It’s Chancellor Angela Merkel’s birthday, and to celebrate the German parliament has voted in favour of starting negotiations with Greece for a third bailout deal.There was a clear majority in the Bundestag with 439 voting in favour against 119 votes against. 40 lawmakers abstained.  Merkel, who has been a tough negotiator previously, was urging MPs to back the deal, saying she was “absolutely convinced it was the way forward” and that the only alternative to the deal would be “predictable chaos”.We’re doing this for Greece, as much as for the German people.However, 50 members of Merkel’s CDU/CSU bloc  defied her and voted against talks beginning on a third bailout.Germany, as the Eurozone’s largest economy, was one of the key states that must agree before the deal can go ahead.While German lawmakers supported starting negotiations, citizens of Germany would have preferred their representatives to oppose the proposal. A survey by YouGov found 56 per cent of Germans opposing the the proposal, with only 29 per cent in favour. 15 per cent were undecided know.Meanwhile, Eurozone ministers have agreed a €7bn bridging loan from an EU-wide fund to keep Greek finances afloat, but countries outside the single currency are guaranteed to get their money back in the eventuality that Greece does not repay the loan.Read more: George Osborne wins guarantee that UK cash used in Greek loan will be paid backThis week Tsipras won a Greek parliamentary vote on the bailout proposals, with a majority of 229 voting yes and 64 voting no, even though Tsipras suffered a rebellion within his own party, due to further austerity measures.The Austrian parliament has also voted in favour of opening talks with Greece, on the new three year bailout.Read more: Draghi raises lending to Greek banks and calls for debt reliefMerkel also said the crisis proved the strength of Franco-German relations, as despite all their differences, they had managed to come together.However, Jens Nordvig, global head of foreign exchange strategy and head of fixed income research, Americas at Nomura, said:For the Eurozone, recent events really show that the euro has lost its innocence, and that the politics of Europe are getting more complex and dangerous by the day.Earlier, the head of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde said the deal will be “categorically” impossible without debt relief.Read more: IMF’s Christine Lagarde says Greek plan not viable without debt reduction  Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners White House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

Research into new macular degeneration treatments takes off as cases steadily rise

first_imgBiotech By Robert Weisman — Boston Globe Sept. 10, 2018 Reprints [email protected] @GlobeRobW Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Althea Lank is treated for age-related macular degeneration at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston. Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe Log In | Learn More Robert Weisman — Boston Globe GET STARTED Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the biotech sector — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED What’s included? STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. About the Author Reprints Sometimes it starts with wavy vision. Objects appear distorted. Familiar faces go blurry.Sean Teare, a 48-year-old health care consultant from Duxbury, Mass., struggled to read menus in dimly lit restaurants. After a battery of tests, his optometrist told him he had age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, an eye disease that afflicts more than 9 million Americans and can cause serious vision loss. “It came as a complete shock,” said Teare. What is it? Research into new macular degeneration treatments takes off as cases steadily rise Tags biotechnologypharmaceuticalsSTAT+visionlast_img read more

Laois on the IDA map at last says local TD

first_img Facebook Council Laois TD Sean Fleming has said he is pleased that Laois is now on the IDA map as a location for future investment and job creation.“I was pleased to have arranged a meeting in Portlaoise (today) which was attended by Mark Shanahan Chief Executive, IDA Ireland and Julie Sinnamon, Chief Executive, Enterprise Ireland.“The purpose of this meeting was to impress on the IDA and Enterprise Ireland of the need for Co. Laois to be included as an area for job investment by the IDA and Enterprise Ireland.“This was a historic meeting, as it was the first time that there was a joint visit of the Chief Executives of the IDA and Enterprise Ireland to County Laois to discuss employment in the county.“It was a constructive, productive meeting, which was also attended by Oireachtas Members, John Mulholland and other representatives of Laois County Council and local business people. The IDA did say that there is a momentum for County Laois as there has been four IDA visits to the county in the last six weeks alone. This compares to four visits in all of 2017. “The IDA confirmed that they will provide support and assistance to Laois County Council in terms of marketing the county as an area for investment. Enterprise Ireland also highlighted some grant schemes that are available.”SEE ALSO – Multi-million euro urban re-generation plan secured for Portlaoise WhatsApp Home News Laois on the IDA map at last says local TD NewsPolitics Laois on the IDA map at last says local TD Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Community Rugby RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLaois duo awarded Leinster LGFA third level scholarshipsNext articleAll-Ireland Colleges football glory for Laois quintet Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. TAGSDeputy Sean FlemingIDA Facebook By Steven Miller – 16th February 2018 Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Twitter Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squadlast_img read more

Iconic British exports expected to benefit from any trade deal with Australia

first_imgIconic British exports expected to benefit from any trade deal with Australia Some of the Britain’s most famous exports could enjoy major wins from a UK-Australia trade deal, the Department for International Trade has revealed.UK negotiators are working to remove tariffs impacting our car, train, fashion, and food and drink industries, making it cheaper and easier to sell goods to Australia, supporting jobs and boosting the economy.The Government’s latest research estimates that 6.5m jobs were supported by exports in 2016 and were generally higher paying, with wages in jobs directly and indirectly supported by exports around 7% higher than the national average.From Northamptonshire-based footwear company Trickers to Mason’s of Yorkshire gin, a deal with Australia could be a boost to all parts of the country, supporting the 15,000 British businesses who already export £4.1 billion of goods to Australia.Iconic brands like Mr Kipling, Cadbury’s Mini Rolls and Bradbury Cheese are already enjoyed by households across Australia, but are subject to tariffs of up to 20% – these could be slashed under any trade deal.The deal could also benefit the UK car industry by removing the current 5% tariff on cars, which last year alone cost the sector an estimated £17 million in duties paid. Cheaper exports could also help support the 162,000 people estimated to be working in the automotive manufacturing sector, across more than 3,400 businesses. Iconic British goods expected to be enjoyed more down under thanks to a 5% tariff removal would also include:   UK chocolate and biscuit producers - Premier Foods make the two top cake brands in Australia, Mr Kipling and Cadbury’s, and would be boosted by the removal of the current 5% tariff. UK cheese exports to Australia currently face tariffs of up to 20%. For example, East Midlands producer Bradbury Cheese estimate they could add around $1.5m to the nearly $3m of cheese it already sells to Australia with a tariff-free deal.British gin brands such as Mason’s of Yorkshire. Its largest export market is already Australia and it would stand to benefit from the removal of the current 5% tariff on gin exports. The UK rail industry, which was estimated by the 2018 Oxford Economics report to export £800 million in goods and services.The removal of tariffs on trains and train parts will open the market for the industry and help UK businesses win contracts in Australia.  UK clothing sold in Australia also currently faces a tariff of up to 5%.  International Trade Secretary Liz Truss said: From our world-famous food and drink industry to our car and train manufacturers, we’re pushing to slash tariffs on iconic British exports.We know that export-led jobs are typically more productive and higher paying, supporting jobs across the country which will help us build back better from the pandemic.A gold standard agreement with our allies Australia, which is now in sight, would mark the next generation of trade deals and will deliver big benefits for people and business across the whole of the UK.Karl Mason, Director of Masons of Yorkshire Gin, said: We sell Gin directly to Aldi Australia and Coles. The 5% Australian tariffs on Gin add to the landed cost of goods which are already compromised by the cost of shipping such a huge distance. For a small company making a premium product the additional price burdencan hold us back. Australia is our largest export market, and after the hurdle of shipping our Gin to the other side of the world the removal of these tariffs through an FTA could only benefit us.Darren Caplan, Chief Executive of the Railway Industry Association (RIA), said:  With Australia being a key market for UK rail businesses, any reduction of tariffs and other barriers to trade is a very welcome move. It will mean our country’s rail suppliers can sell even more of their world-renowned products to enhance the Australian railway system, and enable them to support a green, sustainable and job-creating recovery in both the UK and Australia. George Paul, Owner and Chairman of Bradburys Cheese, said:In mutual exchanges of benefit, we earnestly hope for a reduction, or removal, of the current tariff system on cheese which adds just under £1 (A$1.60) per kilo to the cost of the product at retail, and is an extra burden for Australian households, and a deterrent to increasing sales. It is reasonable to believe that such quality premium value, in a price sensitive market, will be recognised by the consumer, and sales could rise 50-60% year on year.Richard Martin, Chief Customer Officer at Premier Foods, said:British made Mr Kipling and Cadbury cakes have fast become the number 1 and 2 cake brands in the Australian market respectively, and are purchased by 20% of Australian households. A reduction in tariffs would support the future growth of these brands and facilitate opportunities for British food and drink.Martin Mason, Managing Director or Trickers Footwear, said:Exporting is our lifeblood so reaching different parts of the world with our products is critical and we find DIT incredibly valuable. It has helped us conduct export analysis and introduced us to the key people in embassies and consulates in countries where we want to work, the importance of the FTA with Australia will make it easier to export our footwear in the country and increase our sales.Northamptonshire has a long history of shoemaking and Tricker’s stands at the forefront of promoting British heritage abroad. Exporting to over 43 countries across the world, Tricker’s success highlights the continued demand for traditional British manufacturing methods and processes as far afield as Australia. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, Aldi, Australia, Australian, Britain, British, CHOCOLATE, Coles, Government, International trade, Oxford, Secretary, sustainable, trade deal, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

Healthy Buffs: Making gains with your rest days

first_img Published: Nov. 13, 2018 • By Health and Wellness Services When it comes to classes or work, we recognize that a few days off can be recharging and renewing. When working out this can be harder to see; while we may think more exercise equals better results, science says this isn’t the case. Here’s why rest days are so important to see the gains you’re working toward.Growth daysFirst, we need to change our thinking: Days away from the gym might be known as rest days, but really, they’re growth days. Downtime between workouts (whether you’re lifting, doing cardio or training for a sport) is when our bodies have a chance to actually build muscle.Strenuous workouts cause muscle breakdown, while rest allows our bodies to build it back up. If there are no growth days in your routine, continuous muscle breakdown may hinder your progress.Growth days also are the time when our bodies replenish glycogen levels. Glycogen is the molecule that fuels activity. As we exercise, our glycogen gets depleted. When we don’t give our bodies enough time and nutritious food between workouts to replenish this fuel source, we start feeling fatigued and tend to underperform.Fewer growth days equals less energy and less gains.Recovery zoneGrowth days are also vital to our mental health. When it comes to training, a good workout can boost endorphins, the “happy hormone,” and help us feel calmer in the moment. However, overtraining can lead to irritability, sleeplessness, diminished performance and decreased appetite, all of which contribute to mental exhaustion and fatigue.Taking two to three days off from intense exercise each week while engaging in some form of active recovery will allow you to get your blood flowing to help facilitate muscle repair.If physical activity is already a part of your long-term emotional health strategy, try building in active rest for your growth days—activities like yoga or a brisk walk will give your muscles time to repair and rebuild without overdoing it. Avoid pushing your body too hard on these days and instead focus on low-intensity movements that allow you to channel energy without activating your nervous system.Prepping for personal recordsIf you’ve ever trained for a race or a big game, you know you don’t go all-out leading up to it: The Broncos wouldn’t play a full, high-intensity game the night before they were in the Super Bowl, and professional runners don’t do an uphill marathon the night before they compete.Why is this? Growth days help prepare our bodies for our best performance. They’re the days when we fuel up, get a good night’s sleep, rest, relax, recharge. We set ourselves up for success and don’t expend all our energy or effort leading up to the big moment.In order to elevate your performance every time you dive into the pool, step into the weight room or hit the track, start thinking of it like your next big event. Build in growth days before you want to hit a personal record or see improvements to allow your body to be in its best shape for that to happen.For more ways to make your rest days count, schedule a session with a personal trainer at The Rec to review your goals and strategies to achieve them. And be sure to take advantage of the MSK Clinic for a free 30-minute consultation with a physical therapist about any pains or strains you might be feeling.Healthy Buffs is a weekly series with tips and information on a variety of health topics important to college students. Learn more at colorado.edu/health.Categories:Healthy BuffsMind & BodyCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

RadioShack recovery relies on Sprint lawsuit

first_img Author Previous ArticleSamsung stands to gain from iPhone X successNext ArticleSecuring licence biggest 5G challenge for KDDI bankruptcyRadioShackSprint Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more US electronics retailer RadioShack is looking to emerge from its latest bankruptcy proceeding with a new focus on its e-commerce business. However, the company is banking on winning a lawsuit filed against Sprint to fund its recovery.According to a report from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, RadioShack will head to court in Wilmington, Delaware, on 25 October for a hearing on its reorganisation plan. The company proposed to move forward with an online-centric model, supplemented by 27 corporate-owned stores and a smattering of 400 franchised dealer locations in small communities across the country. In particular, the company plans to maintain company-owned locations in Texas, Colorado and New York.Sprint’s roleIn its prime, RadioShack owned more than 7,000 stores across the country. The company first filed for bankruptcy in 2015 after a long slog against competitors like online retailer Amazon and operator-owned phone stores. Coming out of the proceeding, RadioShack inked a deal with US operator Sprint to co-brand more than 1,400 retail locations. The move helped Sprint double its retail presence.However, RadioShack filed for bankruptcy a second time in March this year, resulting in the immediate closure of around 200 locations and leaving in jeopardy some 1,300 more. In a press release at the time, RadioShack said the filing was triggered by a number of factors, “most notably the surprisingly poor performance of mobility sales.”Kevin Crull, Sprint’s president of omnichannel sales, in March said the operator was planning to take over “several hundred” of the retail locations left in limbo by the filing. Sprint since embarked on a massive distribution push, opening hundreds of new locations across the US.In June, though, RadioShack filed a lawsuit against Sprint alleging the operator used confidential information gleaned from the companies’ co-branding venture to open 200 competing stores. RadioShack also claimed Sprint failed to provide inventory and staff for the shared locations, and said the move hindered its success. RadioShack is seeking $500 million in damages, which would be the primary source of funding used to pay its creditors and support the company’s recovery efforts. T-Mobile challenges California merger terms Home RadioShack recovery relies on Sprint lawsuit Related Intelsat reveals plan to end bankruptcy Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 02 OCT 2017 Sunrise lanza un smartphone seguro para niños Diana Goovaerts last_img read more

WhatsApp CEO quits amid Facebook data scandal

first_img Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more Tags India amenaza con actuar contra la nueva política de privacidad de WhatsApp WhatsApp sues India over new internet regulations WhatsApp shrugs off India privacy update pressure FacebookJan KoumWhatsApp AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 01 MAY 2018 Previous ArticleApp giants progress in UAE, Telegram woes worsenNext ArticleCisco prepares to offload video business center_img Home WhatsApp CEO quits amid Facebook data scandal Español Author WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum announced he is stepping down as CEO, reportedly due to clashes with parent Facebook over user data, encryption and how to monetise the messaging app.“It is time for me to move on. I’ve been blessed to work with such an incredibly small team and see how a crazy amount of focus can produce an app used by so many people all over the world,” he said in a statement on Facebook, adding that he is “taking some time off to do things I enjoy outside of technology”.“I’ll still be cheering WhatsApp on – just from the outside,” added Koum, who will also step down from Facebook’s board of directors.While Koum did not explain his reason for leaving, a report in The Washington Post said he was not happy with Facebook’s attempts to use the personal data of WhatsApp users and weaken its encryption standards.The high profile Cambridge Analytica data privacy leak might have been the last straw, although the report said Koum had his made his decision before the scandal.Meanwhile Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg replied to Koum’s post, saying he was “grateful for everything you’ve done to help connect the world, and for everything you’ve taught me, including about encryption and its ability to take power from centralised systems and put it back in people’s hands. Those values will always be at the heart of WhatsApp.”DisagreementsReportedly both Koum and co-founder Brian Acton, who left in November 2017, were against Facebook’s efforts to commercialise WhatsApp, which has no advertising.They also clashed with Facebook over building a mobile payments system on WhatsApp in India, and believed opening up the app to businesses would weaken encryption.The executives did not want WhatsApp’s data going towards creating a user profile across Facebook’s multiple platforms, including Instagram and Messenger, that would be used for ad-targeting or data mining.In August 2016, WhatsApp updated its terms and privacy policy, as it looks to “coordinate more with Facebook” and “test ways for people to communicate with businesses”.The move was met by backlash from regulators in the US and Europe.The Washington Post report revealed WhatsApp employees plan to leave in November when they are allowed to exercise all their stock options under the terms of the Facebook deal.Facebook acquired WhatsApp for around $19 billion in 2014. Saleha Riaz Relatedlast_img read more