Comments Now playing: Watch this: TVs Video Games 1:55 The dazzling LG B8 55-inch OLED TV has never been priced this low. Sarah Tew/CNET Cheeps! If you happen to live in the vicinity of White Lake, MI, come on out to the White Lake Township Library tonight at 6:30 p.m. I’ll be there talking about some of my favorite money-saving tips and tricks (including something I’ve never discussed here). Everyone who shows up gets a cool prize, and some folks will win even cooler prizes in a raffle. Hope to see you there!You know me: I’m all about the cheap TVs. I prize low prices over picture quality, especially when the latter is “good enough.”But there’s a whole other category of people (including many of my esteemed CNET colleagues) who lean the other way: They want the best possible image quality, period. Price be damned.Thankfully, it doesn’t always have to be. Today only, and while supplies last, Newegg has the LG B8 55-inch OLED 4K TV for $1,098.88 — the lowest price to date and a savings of at least $400 over other stores. (Amazon and Best Buy are both currently at around $1,600.) Forget damned; more like “damn!”See it at NeweggOne important thing to note: This deal comes from Newegg proper. If the inventory runs out, that link will still work, but you’ll likely end up seeing a slightly different price from a third-party seller. Does that matter? It might. Newegg is an authorized LG dealer. If you buy from an unauthorized dealer, LG may not honor warranty claims.The B8 is, according to CNET’s resident expert, David Katzmaier, “the best high-end value TV.” In other words, even though it was still pretty pricey when he reviewed it, overall image quality was second only to LG’s even-pricier models.It features a super-slim design, four HDMI inputs, built-in Google Assistant and all the other advanced goodies you’d expect.The B8 is super popular with owners, too. It has a 4.6-star average at Amazon and a 4.7 at Best Buy. Now, will I still argue that most folks will be just as happy with, say, a 55-inch TCL Roku TV in the $400 range? Absolutely. But if you want the best, at least here you can get it for a lot less than just a few months ago.Your thoughts? Share your voice Walmart LG Titanfall 2 deal: Just $5!Game time! Titanfall 2 was released in late 2016 to mostly glowing reviews. Price then: $60, the same as pretty much every new videogame release.For a limited time, and while supplies last, Walmart has Titanfall 2 for Xbox One for $5. Yep: Five. Bucks. And that’s for a boxed copy, not a download.See it at WalmartFear not, PS4 owners: Walmart also has Titanfall 2 for PS4 for $7. Regular price on both editions: $20. (That’s also proof-positive that you should never buy a videogame when it’s first released.)See it at WalmartShipping isn’t free unless you hit at least $35 in your shopping cart. If you don’t have more to buy, choose in-store pickup to bypass the shipping charge.This is a seriously good game deal. Read GameSpot’s Titanfall 2 review to learn more.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Tags 7 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. The Cheapskate LG B8 is the 2018 OLED TV to buy
Sprint 458 ppi The iPhone XR, XS and XS Max are all available now. To put it all in perspective, check out the chart below, which compares the iPhone XS, XS Max, XR and last year’s X. Water-resistant (IP68), dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM), wireless charging, Face ID, Memoji None $999.00 See It Processor 64GB, 128GB, 256GB 6.14 oz.; 174 g Not disclosed, but Apple claims it will last 30 minutes longer than iPhone X Now playing: Watch this: iPhone XS: Why it’s harder than ever to pick the best… 5.9x3x0.33 in. Connector Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) None Aug 29 • New iPhones, Apple Watch and more: Apple’s September event preview iPhone X Dual 12-megapixel 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED; 2,436×1,125 pixels $749 (64GB), $799 (128GB), $899 (256GB) iPhone XS Max 5.8-inch; 2,436×1,125 pixels Water-resistant (IP67), wireless charging, Face ID 3D unlock, Memoji $999 6.5-inch Super Retina OLED; 2,688×1,242 pixels Pixel density Display size, resolution Headphone jack Water-resistant: IP67, dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM), wireless charging, Face ID, Memoji 458 ppi Not disclosed, but Apple claims it will last 90 minutes longer than iPhone X The iPhone XS Max behemoth shown from every angle iOS 11 No iPhone XS features vs. XS Max, XR, X Lightning 143.6×70.9×7.7 mm 7-megapixel with Face ID 64GB, 256GB 157.5×77.4×7.7 mm 6.8 oz.; 194 g Apple Event The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR phones are updates to 2017’s iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus. The iPhone XS retains the familiar design of the iPhone X, including a 5.8-inch OLED display and stainless-steel sides. Apple also offers a larger version of the XS with a 6.5-inch OLED display called the iPhone XS Max.Read: iPhone 11: 8 features I want real badWith a footprint about the same size as the iPhone 8 Plus (though the older phone has a smaller 5.5-inch LCD display), the iPhone XS Max has the largest display found on any current iPhone. Not disclosed Aug 26 • Every Apple TV Plus show announced so far No AU$1,579 (64GB), AU$1,829 (256GB) Lightning Price (AUD) iOS 12 7-megapixel 7-megapixel with Face ID Single 12-megapixel 66 $999 (64GB), $1,149 (256GB) Dimensions (millimeters) Front-facing camera AU$1,229 (64GB), AU$1,299 (128GB), AU$1,479 (256GB) See also 5.7×2.79×0.3 in. iOS 12 143.6×70.9×7.7 mm Dual 12-megapixel 4K Lightning Not disclosed $1,099 (64GB), $1,249 (256GB), $1,449 (512GB) Apple A12 Bionic Apple iPhone XS at Amazon Storage Battery Lightning Price off-contract (USD) iPhone X specs compared with iPhone XS, XS Max and XR Phones $1,099 (64GB), $1,249 (256GB), $1,449 (512GB) $999 Expandable storage None (Face ID) Mobile software None (Face ID) 150.9×75.7×8.3 mm 4:51 iPhone XS Not disclosed The iPhone XS and XS Max come in silver, space gray and gold. Apple opted for more of a straw-colored gold this time than on previous gold iPhone models, which skewed closer to copper. £749 (64GB), £799 (128GB), £899 (256GB) iOS 12 Apple None (Face ID) Tags Fingerprint sensor RAM 7-megapixel with Face ID See All Boost Mobile None 6.24 oz.; 177 g £999 (64GB), £1,149 (256GB) The iPhone XS starts at $999, £999 or AU$1,629 for a 64GB model, while the iPhone XS Max costs $1,099, £1,099 or AU$1,799 for 64GB. All three new phones have a new A12 Bionic processor that Apple claims is 15 percent faster than last year’s A11 chip in the iPhone X.The iPhone XR has a single rear camera, and the XS and XS Max both have dual rear cameras like the iPhone X. reading • iPhone XS specs vs. XR, XS Max, X: What is the same and different Aug 30 • Apple will launch iPhone 11 on Sept. 10 in Cupertino See it No Dual 12-megapixel Aug 30 • iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11R and 11 Max: Price, specs and features we expect on Sept. 10 19 Photos 64GB, 256GB, 512GB None (Face ID via TrueDepth camera) Then there’s the iPhone XR, which has a 6.1-inch LCD display and an aluminum and glass body instead of the stainless steel and glass of the XS and XS Max. The iPhone XR comes in white, black, coral, yellow, blue and red (Product Red) and costs $749, £749 or AU$1,229. That’s $50, £50 or AU$150 more than the iPhone 8 cost when it launched in 2017. The XR’s colors are a callback to the iPhone 5C. $999 4K $999 (64GB), $1,149 (256GB), $1,349 (512GB) None 64GB, 256GB, 512GB Camera Apple A12 Bionic 5.7×2.8×0.3 in. Comments Video capture Not disclosed, but Apple claims it will last 90 minutes longer than iPhone 8 Plus 6.1-inch LCD Retina Display; 1,792×828 pixels AU$1,799 (64GB), AU$2,049 (256GB), AU$2,369 (512GB) Share your voice The iPhone XS Max behemoth shown from every angle £999 (64GB), £1,149 (256GB), £1,349 (512GB) 51 Photos Everything Apple announced at its Sept. 12 event iPhone XR, XS, XS Max: Apple’s three new iPhones Watch Series 4 starts at $399, packs larger displays, ECG sensor Pics of the new iPhone XS and XS Max in all their glory Dimensions (inches) $999 Best Buy Water-resistant (IP68), dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM), wireless charging, Face ID, Memoji 458 ppi CNET Review Apple iPhone XS We’d recommend the iPhone XR first, but here’s what the XS brings to the table. Read Review 326 ppi iPhone XR Price (GBP) See It CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 4K Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Apple A11 Bionic 6.2x3x.3 in. 51 Photos Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Apple A12 Bionic Weight (ounces, grams) Not disclosed, but lasted 11.45 hours in CNET’s looped video playback test • AU$1,629 (64GB), AU$1,879 (256GB), AU$2,199 (512GB) Not disclosed See It No 7.3 oz.; 208 g Apple Event 4K Special features
Danish telco and cable operator TDC saw its IPTV base rise by 7,000 subscribers in the second quarter, boosted by uptake to its HomeTrio bundle from mobile customers, while cable unit YouSee saw TV revenue-generating units fall.Despite YouSee’s loss of 6,000 TV customers in the quarter, revenues rose by 3.4% thanks to subscription fee increases.TDC’s TV revenue grew by DKK127 million (€17 million) thanks to price increases across both cable and its consumer arm. TDC TV posted revenues of DKK197 million for the quarter, while YouSee TV turned in sales of DKK839 million.
Qvest Media has signed a partnership with video processing technology company V-Nova to integrate the latter’s Perseus video and image processing systems.The agreement, which was officially signed at Qvest Media’s stand here at IBC, will see Qvest Media offer the Perseus codec and compression technology.“With Perseus, V-Nova meets the challenge of constantly increasing amounts of data and ever higher data rates,” said Daniel Url, managing director of Qvest Media – formerly Wellen+Nöthen Group.Guido Meardi, CEO and founder of V-Nova said: “With Qvest Media we have found a strong partner for bringing our products to a large base of enterprises for professional solutions. We are convinced that we will be able to gradually expand our activities in the broadcast and media environment thanks to the extensive network that our new partner enjoys with manufacturers and users in this industry.”
Smithsonian Networks and Blue Ant Media are expanding the distribution of Smithsonian Channel in Asia-Pacific, Turkey, Israel, the Middle East and Africa.Blue Ant Media will operate the network’s HD and 4K SVOD platforms, free-to-air and pay TV linear television services and branded programming blocks in these territories.The agreement combines Smithsonian Channel’s brand and programming with Blue Ant Media’s affiliate sales, marketing and operations presence, and marks the latest partnership between the two companies.Smithsonian Networks and Blue Ant have previously worked together to launch the Smithsonian Channel in Canada and on their joint venture, Love Nature 4K, which is available via linear TV and to stream in 60-plus countries.“Blue Ant Media is uniquely positioned to seamlessly facilitate Smithsonian Channel’s entry into new territories in Asia, Africa and the Middle East,” said Tom Hayden, president of Smithsonian Networks. “We are very pleased to continue our successful relationship with Blue Ant Media in expanding the brand’s global presence.”Blue Ant Media’s CEO, kids and global networks, Ward Platt, said: “The Smithsonian Channel is an iconic brand committed to extraordinary factual storytelling through documentaries and series covering science, nature, culture, history, air and spacecraft, stemming from the Smithsonian Institute’s impressive 130-plus year history as a cultural hub.”“Blue Ant Media has a suite of global brands, with great programming, that are rapidly growing in popularity all over the world, and a strong team on the ground in multiple territories internationally, which will see Smithsonian Channel grow its footprint even further in markets such as South East Asia, India, China, Japan, Australia, Middle East and Africa.”Smithsonian Networks is a joint venture between Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution, while Blue Ant Media is a privately held content producer, distributor and channel operator.
HBO CEO Richard Plepler has abruptly stepped down from the AT&T-owned company after 27 years of service, as WarnerMedia looks to reorganise its operations.Richard PleplerPlepler’s decision arrived on Thursday, days after the United States Court of Appeals rejected the US Justice Department’s last-ditch attempt to break up the AT&T-Time Warner merger.AT&T has moved quickly to create change within the company following the greenlight. This week The Wall Street Journal reported that the company is looking to consolidate its TV units – HBO, TNT, TBS and Cartoon Network – under a new leader appointed by WarnerMedia chief John Stankey.Plepler was seen as the obvious internal candidate for the role, but WSJ also revealed that Bob Greenblatt, NBC Entertainment’s chief executive, is in talks with Stankey to take on the leadership. Shortly after the news arrived, Plepler handed in his resignation.Turner boss David Levy is also said to be planning his exit amid the restructure.In an internal note to staff Plepler said that he is to step down as HBO reaches an “inflection point”.“It has been the great joy of my professional life to share this ride with you over these many years. And the great honour of my professional life to be your CEO. I don’t have the words to express my gratitude for the support and talent that made our success together possible. But suffice it to say, my love for this place, and for all of you, is deeply a part of me and will last a lifetime,” he said.“I look forward over the coming weeks to thanking as many of you as I can for the thousands of contributions big and small that have made “this thing of ours,” to quote Tony Soprano, so special. I have told John, who has been nothing but gracious since we spoke, that I would work closely with him to assure a seamless and organic transition.”
In This Issue. * Housing continues to show moderation… * Confidence at a six year high… * Brazil’s credit rating… * Trying to talk the euro lower… And, Now, Today’s Pfennig For Your Thoughts! US consumer confidence soars… Good day.and welcome to Wednesday morning. As Chris mentioned yesterday, I’ll be taking you through to the weekend and then we should be working our way back to a normal schedule next week. The combo of spring break and tax time makes it a busy stretch for many both at home and work, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. We didn’t see much drama in the markets after Chris signed off so we were led by leftovers as well as the economic data. The data here in the US yielded mixed results but I think when all of the dust settled, the markets were left feeling more upbeat. The measures of home prices were ho-hum. This report is behind the times since its giving us data from January, but the S&P/Case Shiller index on a monthly basis showed slight improvement while it actually came in lower on an annual basis. The index, which evaluates data in only 20 cities, included prices increased 13.2% compared to January 2013 and represented the smallest gain since August. Most economists are looking for home prices to continue rising, but not as much as last year. I think expectations on several asset classes, which include both real estate and equities, have been adjusted downward when compared to the large moves from 2013. Government officials have voiced concern that housing is still progressing relatively slow, but its shaping up to be an interesting dynamic as tapering continues and interest rate expectations migrate higher. Housing is a sector that is very sensitive to the interest rate environment, so as we move closer toward the unofficial end of tapering in October and assuming yields continue rising, I’m sure the Fed will be paying very close attention. In looking at the St. Louis area, I would say home prices were higher on aggregate but not by 13%. Depending where you live, results may be higher or lower, but at the end of the day, most locations have seen some kind of an increase. Since we’re already talking about housing, let’s move into February new home sales. Purchases of new homes fell 3.3% to an annual level of 440k, which was the lowest level in five months, but we are coming off a strong performance in January. This report follows the recent trend in housing as a whole where figures are showing moderation. I’m just waiting for the March and April figures to see if we have any kind of spike from pent up demand on account of the weather. Anyway, new home sales only make up a small percentage of the residential market so existing home sales carry much more weight. In fact, new homes only accounted for about 8% of the market last year and then taking it one step further, home purchases as a whole only accounts for a small part of the mortgage market. New home sales are counted when the contract gets signed instead of at close for existing homes, so they are typically used to get a current market snapshot. Its just going to be nice when we can’t use weather as an excuse so that we can get a better idea of where things actually stand. The report that stole the show really had everyone buzzing was the March consumer confidence index. It seems like there is a different confidence report for every day of the week, but the latest from the Conference Board strayed away from recent readings, which have been showing some deterioration. The current figure of 82.3 blew away both expectations and the previous reading as it was the highest since January 2008. I don’t know if those surveyed were in an extra good mood since it’s a little warmer outside or what, but it seems like this is a move that isn’t completely supported. Since consumer confidence drives consumer spending which then drives the US economy, a lot of weight was placed on this report. The measures of consumer expectations and the labor market over the next six months along with current business conditions all increased while the outlook on incomes decreased. Lynn Franco, who is the director of economic indicators at the Conference Board said that while consumers were moderately more upbeat about future job prospects and the overall economy, they were less optimistic about income growth. The measure of present conditions actually fell for the first time in five months so it just depends whether you’re talking about today or the future as to whether that warm and fuzzy feeling is present. The last report, which was the Richmond Fed index, missed by quite a bit as it came in at -7. The experts were calling for a reading of 4 and last month’s result was -6. The report indicated shipments and new orders declined while unemployment was relatively flat. So far, this is the only regional report with elevated disappointment. Moving into today’s data, we should get some market movers with durable goods and Market PMI, but that’s the extent of US data. The currency market was relatively quiet yesterday and most currencies were able to stretch a little higher against the dollar, albeit in a fairly tight range. The South African rand and Brazilian real were the only two currencies to break away from the peak as they appreciated about 0.9% and 0.5% respectively. The general risk on trading theme and higher interest rate differentials were more than enough to push the currencies higher despite shaky domestic fundamentals. We have the South African central bank meeting tomorrow and they are expected to keep rates on hold while indicating higher rates may soon be around the corner. Depending on whether you’re a glass half empty or half full kind of person, the action taken by S&P to Brazil’s credit rating will have different meanings. For the glass half empty crowd, S&P cut their credit rating one level to BBB-, which is the lowest investment grade rating. S&P said in a statement the downgrade reflects the combination of fiscal slippage, the prospect that fiscal execution will remain weak amid subdued growth in the coming years, a constrained ability to adjust policy ahead of the October elections, and some weakening in Brazil’s external accounts. They went on to say these factors underscore the government’s diminished room for maneuver in the face of external shocks. At the same time, they changed the outlook to stable from negative so this made the glass half full campers happy. The currency market decided to focus on the positive development since this indicates further downgrades will be less likely. The concern, however, is whether or not Moody’s and Fitch will decide to follow suit and cut their ratings as well. Regardless, a higher interest rate differential is here to stay in Brazil and that is what the currency market wants to see. Since the euro has been pretty sticky around 1.38, we’re starting to see more and more ECB members voicing concern and trying to do their part in jawboning the currency lower. We had one member say that negative interest rates were a tool that could be used to deal with a stronger euro. Negative rates just means that banks would be required to pay interest when parking money at the ECB instead of the other way around. We also had Bundesbank president saying that the ECB could also consider buying Eurozone government bonds or top rated private sector assets to help support the economy if needed. Part of the reason the euro has risen in value was due to its resistance to additional stimulus as the economy shows improvement, so this was a material change of stance to even consider QE. Other than that, we didn’t see many other headlines relating to the currency market. The Swiss franc finished in last place with a 0.25% loss while the euro and Norwegian krone were sitting on fractional losses as I left last night. Gold and silver were both able to hold steady and post slight returns yesterday as technical traders and those buying on dips offered some support. After the initial drop last week in the renminbi, it has remained fairly steady and put together a string of slight upward momentum. As I came in this morning, it was a mixed bag of nuts as it relates to the currency market. We have a handful of currencies higher this morning, which includes the Aussie, kiwi, rand, and loonie while the Swedish krona, Swiss franc, and euro are all lower this morning. With that said, the dollar index is marginally higher this morning. Australia’s central bank conveyed optimism about the economy and Swedish consumer confidence fell more than expected, so that’s what it looks like from the top and the bottom so far today. To recap.We had housing data give mixed signals as home prices were higher on a monthly basis while they were lower on a year over year comparison. New home sales fell but we were coming off a strong showing the previous month. The market moving report was consumer confidence as it increased to the highest level since January 2008. The currency market was fairly quiet with the rand and real the only two currencies with significant moves. S&P cut Brazil’s credit rating but upgraded the outlook. ECB members are doing what they can to talk the euro lower. Currencies today 3/26/14. American Style: A$ .9227, kiwi .86, C$ .8975, euro 1.3798, sterling 1.6538, Swiss $1.1287. European Style: rand 10.6470, krone 6.0419, SEK 6.4545, forint 226.19, zloty 3.0293, koruna 19.89, RUB 35.4250, yen 102.36, sing 1.2661, HKD 7.7581, INR 60.14, China 6.1440, pesos 13.1031, BRL 2.3054, Dollar Index 80.06, Oil $99.39, 10-year 2.75%, Silver $20.08, Platinum $1.417.50, Palladium $779.00, and Gold. $1,316.75. That’s it for today.After a cold start yesterday, it turned out to be a nice decent day and its supposed to be even better today so hopefully winter has made its last stand and we’re finally in the clear. The Cardinals open the season on the road Monday in Cincinnati so that marks the official start of spring as far as I’m concerned and I can’t wait to hear Mike Shannon’s voice on the radio. I finally made it to the gym for the first time in a couple of weeks on Monday night and I’m still sore so I definitely need to get back to the routine. With a lot of empty desks to deal with, I need to get this out so that I’m not starting the day playing catch up. Until tomorrow, Have a Great Day! Mike Meyer Assistant Vice President EverBank World Markets
Hemp, on the other hand, has almost no THC. It’s next to impossible to get high from smoking it. But it’s high in CBD, which has medicinal properties and no intoxicating effects.CBD has been proven to help epileptics control and reduce the number of seizures they have. That’s according to two peer-reviewed studies published in The New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet.In December, I showed you the remarkable story of Charlotte Figi. After only one day of treatment using CBD oils, Charlotte went from having 40 seizures every day to going a week without one.Charlotte is 12 now. She still takes daily CBD treatments. She still has some seizures. But they aren’t nearly as frequent or as severe as they were before she started her CBD treatments. Today, she can eat, walk, talk, and live a mostly normal life.However, even with all of these incredible benefits, the feds don’t see the big picture…Why the Feds Have It All WrongEven though hemp has next to no THC, it’s a strain of the cannabis plant.That’s why the feds used to classify it – along with regular cannabis, heroin, LSD, ecstasy, and peyote – as a Schedule I substance, its most severe category.Hemp’s former classification was patently ridiculous.Even if you buy the argument that high-THC cannabis should be illegal – which I don’t – it made no sense to outlaw hemp as well. Nobody was getting high on hemp. But the CBD it contains is helping people like Charlotte Figi escape the hell of severe epilepsy.Now, hemp wasn’t always illegal. Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both cultivated it. And it used to be one of the main cash crops that American farmers grew for more than a century.Congress treated hemp like any other agricultural commodity until it passed the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937. Cannabis prohibitionist Harry Anslinger, the first commissioner of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Federal Bureau of Narcotics, drafted it. His bill put punitive taxes on hemp and cannabis production… and made it illegal to be in possession of either without a license.The feds temporarily lifted these restrictions in 1942. At the time, the industrial fibers used to produce rope, cords, and cloth were in short supply. The feds wanted farmers to grow as much hemp as possible, in order to produce more of these materials and support the U.S. military in World War II.The U.S. Department of Agriculture even produced a movie called Hemp for Victory explaining the benefits of hemp cultivation to farmers. It also highlighted the history of hemp and hemp products as well as the best hemp-growing practices.Obviously, the government was aware of hemp’s industrial uses. But it reinstituted the effective prohibition of hemp after the war ended – despite its medical and non-medical applications. It was one of the most boneheaded things the government has ever done. Click here for more details Casey Research Readers: Expiring In Less than 12 Hours [Last Chance] Gone Forever At Midnight…At midnight, your best chance to join Jason Bodner’s Palm Beach Trader research service disappears… forever. And with it, your chance to claim access to Jason’s #1 recommendation and to see gains of up to $9,385 (starting at tomorrow’s opening bell). Recommended Link — — Tech Investors Take Note: Trump Makes 5G a Matter of National ImportancePresident Trump’s message makes it clear: 5G is becoming a matter of national importance. Jeff Brown, former executive and Silicon Valley insider, has been saying this privately to his followers for the better part of a year now. “The completion of the 5G wireless network is essential if America is to maintain its economic dominance over countries like China. That’s why the president and companies are pulling out all the stops to get the network built. As 5G revolutionizes our communications networks, it will also send a handful of companies soaring.” While the early-bird 5G investor window may soon be closing, there’s one company expected to be far ahead of the rest. And you can still get a piece of it for $6 a share… Growing hemp remained illegal for the next 70 or so years… until recently.That’s because President Trump signed the Farm Bill into law this past December, which legalized hemp at the federal level. Now, hemp is treated as an agricultural commodity, not a Schedule I substance.Today, there are an estimated 25,000 non-medical products that can be created from hemp. It can be used in food and beverages, cosmetics, nutritional supplements, clothing, textiles, paper, and insulation materials… to name just a few.In fact, before legalization, nearly $700 million worth of hemp-based goods were already sold in the U.S. every year. These products were made with hemp imported from China and Canada… the latter of which legalized growing hemp in 1998.It was one of those odd legal loopholes. You couldn’t grow hemp in the U.S., but you could import certain parts of the hemp plant that weren’t illegal. In other words, the U.S. was needlessly subsidizing foreigners… not exactly an “America First” deal, which is one reason why I suspect Trump legalized hemp and will eventually legalize cannabis outright.How Big the Market for Legal Hemp Is in the U.S.Americans already spend more than $700 million on products that contain hemp every year… See the graph below for the breakdown:But that’s just a snapshot of where the market is right now. Now that hemp is legal, the market will truly explode.It’s worth noting that the oracles at Whole Foods say hemp will be a “Top 10” product this year.Drugmakers will be able to openly research other uses of CBD derived from hemp.There’s no telling what medical treatments they’ll develop. What we can be sure of is that all of this will increase demand for CBD and the plant it’s extracted from – hemp.How You Can Gain Exposure to Legal Hemp StocksNow that President Trump has legalized hemp at the federal level, the floodgates have opened for hemp production – as well as CBD oil extraction – on a massive industrial scale in the U.S.I expect the CBD oil market to explode (recall that industrial hemp is used for its rich CBD content.)Market research suggests that the U.S. CBD market was worth around $500 million last year.But it could easily skyrocket to over $10 billion within the next three years. That’s 20 times its current size.As impressive as that sounds, I think it’s probably conservative. Sales of Epidiolex, the CBD drug the FDA approved to treat epilepsy, are expected to reach $1.3 billion over a similar time frame. And that’s just one CBD product.I think the U.S. CBD market could easily grow 20 times larger in the years ahead.Shares of select publicly traded companies in the CBD industry could surge even higher.This is presenting investors with another new, huge opportunity to profit from the legal cannabis megatrend. The time to position yourself is now.You must remember to be cautious when investing in legal hemp and cannabis stocks. Some of them are quality companies. But there are also plenty of bad actors out there trying to ride a wave of the mania.Regards,Nick Giambruno Chief Analyst, Crisis InvestingP.S. Only one CBD oil stock is uniquely positioned to ride the crest of this wealth wave. This is the most lucrative opportunity I have seen in a long time. That’s why watching my new video presentation is imperative. Go here to view now.Reader MailbagDo you think legal hemp is a good thing or a bad thing? Will you be investing in the sector, or sitting on the sidelines? Let us know at email@example.com.We at Casey Research…Would like to cordially invite you to join Doug Casey, Nick Giambruno, and all of your favorite Casey Research gurus at the second annual Legacy Investment Summit.It’ll be in southern California from September 23-25… and it’s bound to be one of the most exciting investing conferences this year.For a limited time, you can get your tickets for hundreds less than everyone else will pay. Go here for your special offer. This is urgent – click here now before the deadline Recommended Link Justin’s note: President Trump has been an ally of the legal cannabis markets… He’s rolled back a bunch of restrictions and signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law. If you’ve been following the Dispatch – or any of Crisis Investing chief analyst Nick Giambruno’s work – you know this is a huge deal. Industrial hemp is legal at the federal level – for the first time in over 70 years.But people still don’t grasp how big of a deal legal hemp is… or why it’s going to send a niche market soaring. Early investors have a huge opportunity in this space.Read on for details on this money-making sector… and how you can profit.By Nick Giambruno, chief analyst, Crisis InvestingIn today’s essay, I’m going to show you another major milestone on the road to full cannabis legalization in the U.S.It centers on one of America’s forgotten cash crops…The applications for this crop greatly exceed those of regular cannabis. And the potential upside is almost impossible to calculate.I’m talking about hemp, which is now legal for the first time in over 70 years after the government legalized it last year.I’ll explain all the details about this big opportunity in a moment. But first, let me back up and explain what hemp is.What Is Hemp?Hemp and marijuana are from the same plant species, Cannabis sativa. They look similar, which leads to some confusion. But hemp and the type of cannabis that people smoke have different chemical compositions.Source: Naturescbdoil.comThe cannabis plant contains over 100 different cannabinoids. These are chemical compounds that react with cannabinoid receptors in the nervous and immune systems.The two most common cannabinoids are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). Regular cannabis contains a lot of THC. That’s the chemical that gets you “high” when you ingest it.
Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jan 16 2019Schizophrenia is a serious, chronic mental disorder involving a series of symptoms. It is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. Various symptoms of this disorder, such as delusions and hallucinations, have been shown to be very adequately treated by means of antipsychotics, and its symptomatology can be improved. Yet patients experience many difficulties on a social and functional level, in other words, “they have severe problems in carrying out everyday life activities ranging from personal hygiene or managing their finances to maintaining a stable social network, having a partner or holding down a job. And there is no treatment for this”, explained Arantzazu Zabala, a Doctor in Psychology specializing in neuropsychology.Since the year 2000, explained Zabala, one of the authors of the work, “it has emerged that it is the cognitive impairments that correlate most with functional deficits, and since then, to combat these deficits, the scientific community has been developing a broad range of interventions, including cognitive enhancers. These are drugs which when added to the routine, antipsychotic treatment, could reverse or, to a certain extent, reduce the cognitive impairments displayed by patients”.Related StoriesRevolutionary cancer drugs that target any tumor to be fast-tracked into hospitals by NHSAn active brain and body associated with reduced risk of dementiaExploring how schizophrenia and depression are related to drug consumptionMethodological improvements in the interests of progressNine clinical trials from across the world were analyzed in a study conducted by researchers from the UPV/EHU, the University of La Rioja, the BioCruces Health Research Institute and Cibersam (Centre for Biomedical Research into Mental Health). The trials involved patients with schizophrenia and used three acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (deonepezil, galantamine and rivastignine)that are very effective in improving the cognitive impairments of patients with Alzheimer’s. As the researcher explained, “right now there is insufficient evidence to be able to recommend acetylcholinesterase inhibitors as a cognitive enhancer for patients with schizophrenia”. In fact, numerous limitations in the nine trials studied have emerged in this meta-analysis, and various improvements that need to be applied to studies of this type have been proposed.Doctor Zabala is nevertheless optimistic: “Much work remains to be done, but it’s heading in the right direction.” The researcher insists that the trials analyzed “are original pieces of work, are among the first ones, but right now the therapeutic targets have expanded greatly. Our work draws attention to the need for studies that will offer sufficient methodological quality to be able to guarantee the effectiveness of the compounds”. In this respect, the research conducted at the UPV/EHU proposes a series of improvements in studies of this type, which the scientific community should bear in mind “so that in addition to demonstrating the effectiveness of a drug on the patient’s functionality, aspects such as the safety and tolerance of it are also studied,” concluded Zabala.Source: https://www.ehu.eus/en/-/avances-en-el-estudio-de-farmacos-contra-el-deficit-cognitivo-de-pacientes-con-esquizofrenia
France has rallied EU partners to draw up the tax to ensure that global tech platforms such as Google and Facebook pay their fair share © 2018 AFP France for a year has rallied EU partners to draw up the tax which Paris says is necessary to ensure that global tech platforms such as Facebook and Google pay their fair share.Paris fervently argues that the measure would be a popular accomplishment for the EU ahead of European elections next year, in which anti-Brussels populists could do well.However, Ireland leads a small group of countries that argue the tax would also punish European companies and stifle innovation. Dublin, along with Luxembourg and the Netherlands, are the European homes for several US tech giants that would face the tax. “Today is the big battle day over fairness in taxation in the digital economy,” said Hartwig Loger, the finance minister of Austria, which holds the EU’s six-month rotating presidency.”It is our clear goal to have by the end of the year.. the first steps in taxing the digital economy at the European level,” he said.Austria’s self imposed deadline leaves less than three months to get opponents on side as European tax rules require unanimous backing by all EU members. “Let’s see how far we get,” cautioned German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, who this week was reported to be quietly working against the tax after a secret memo was leaked to the German press. “I share the ambition many have to achieve results already this year,” he added.’Sword of Damocles’Work is based on a proposal by the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, that would create a European tax on “big tech”, based on overall revenue in Europe and not just on profits. But lead opponent Ireland says a growing number of countries are grumbling about hidden problems with the tax, including that it could inadvertently snag European companies.Provoking US President Donald Trump while the threat of a EU-US trade war still looms is also a concern.”If Europe looks to deal with this issue on its own I believe that it runs the risk of… promoting a response from countries that will be affected… at a time in which global trade is under such pressure,” Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe told AFP.Amid the increasing questions, Austria said countries widely backed a French compromise to introduce a sunset clause so that the EU tax would later be replaced by a worldwide deal, once one is reached at the OECD.A sunset clause could serve “as a sword of Damocles motivating the international community to come to an overall … decision,” said Latvian Finance Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola.But the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, a club of rich nations including the US, has so far failed to reach a consensus on the matter. France urges ‘wake-up call’ on tax for US web giants EU finance ministers battled Saturday over a controversial proposal to slap a European tax on US tech giants amid rising worries that it is ineffective and protectionist. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: EU ministers do ‘battle’ over digital tax (2018, September 8) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-09-eu-ministers-digital-tax.html Explore further
Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 15, 2019UPDATED: July 15, 2019 21:45 IST The incident took place on June 17 when the flight was to take off from the Bengaluru airport to the Kolkata airport. (Representative image – PTI File)HIGHLIGHTSThe DGCA suspended Air India Pilot in Command Captain Milind for a period of six monthsHe was suspended for being involved in a “heated argument” and “physical altercation” with a cabin crew memberThe incident took place on June 17 when the flight was to take off from the Bengaluru airport to the Kolkata airportAviation regulator DGCA on Monday suspended an Air India pilot for six months for being involved in a “heated argument” and “physical altercation” with a cabin crew member in the aircraft before it was about to take off, sources said.The incident took place on June 17 when the flight was to take off from the Bengaluru airport to the Kolkata airport.”Air India Pilot in Command Captain Milind has been suspended by the DGCA for a period of six months from the date of the incident,” a source told PTI.Captain Milind and cabin crew member Rajat Verman were involved in a “heated argument and thereafter physical altercation when the aircraft was on ground”, they said.The DGCA had issued a show cause notice to the pilot on June 28, asking him to explain in writing why action should not be taken against him, the sources said.”The reply of the show cause notices was reviewed by the regulator and it was not found satisfactory. As a result, he has been suspended for six months,” the source said.ALSO READ | Sweden: Small plane carrying parachutists crashes, 9 deadALSO WATCH | Plane with Justice for Kashmir banner flies over Headingley stadium during India-Sri Lanka matchFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnupriya Thakur Tags :Follow Air India Next DGCA suspends Air India pilot for six months for physical altercation with cabin crew memberAviation regulator DGCA on Monday suspended an Air India pilot for six months for being involved in a “heated argument” and “physical altercation” with a cabin crew member in the aircraft before it was about to take off, sources said.advertisement
SHARE SHARE EMAIL environmental issues COMMENT crime against women crime, law and justice SHARE The CPI(M) MLA was making disparaging comments against the officer for her attempt to stop an allegedly illegal construction in ecologically sensitive Munnar The Kerala Women’s Commission on Monday registered a case against CPI(M) legislator S Rajendran for his remarks against Devikulam Sub-Collector Renu Raj.The Devikulam lawmaker had made the remark on February 8 after the young IAS officer tried to stop the unauthorised construction of a shopping complex in the tourist town of Munnar in Idukki district.Commission sources said the case was registered on the basis of media reports about the MLA’s purported remarks against the official.Television channels had aired visuals showing the legislator making the disparaging comments that the sub-collector lacked brains, had no powers to intervene in the construction as building rules comes under the panchayat.“She doesn’t have brains. She studied only to become a collector. Such people will have only so much brains. Should she not study the sketch, plans. A collector cannot intervene in a panchayat construction,” the MLA had reportedly said on Friday after revenue officials tried to stop the construction.Illegal constructionRaj, who was appointed as the Devikulam sub-collector in November last year, on Sunday said a memo had been issued to the panchayat on February 6 to stop the illegal construction.But the work was still going on.The Kerala High Court had in a 2010 judgement said for any new construction in Munnar, a no-objection certificate had to be obtained.No NoC was obtained when the construction work of the four-storeyed shopping complex was taken up, she said. Kerala February 11, 2019 civil and public service Published on COMMENTS
June 25, 2019 Telangana SHARE SHARE EMAIL SHARE The Errum Manzil in Hyderabad – Nagara Gopal Published on Telangana CM wants to build a complex where 150-year-old Errum Manzil stands COMMENT Will Hyderabad lose the 150-year-old heritage structure Errum Manzil to a modern Legislative Assembly complex? This question is uppermost among the people of this 428-year-old city ever since Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao made the dramatic statement last week that his government would spend ₹100 crore to construct a brand new structure to house the Legislature complex and identified the 17-acre land and the iconic building built atop a hillock. Heritage lovers, activists, residents of the neighbourhood, and the legal heirs association of Nawab Fakhrul Mulk Bahadur, who built the Errum Manzil in 1870, have written to the Chief Minister, urging him to save the palace complex with 150 rooms. As action started picking up with visits of officials and with the date for foundation stone laying set for June 27, a PIL too was filed in the Telangana High Court on Monday.The controversy Known for his penchant to propose grandiose building plans, KCR has invariably landed in controversy colliding with heritage structures every time. Ever since the formation of Telangana in 2014, he has been toying with plans to build a completely new Secretariat and Assembly complex.He first set his sights on the 65-acre Government Chest Hospital in Erragadda, a over 100-year-old Nizam era building called the Irranuma Palace. With opposition from activists, the move was shelved. Then, his attention turned to Bison Polo grounds in Secunderabad. This, again, raised a hue and cry.But KCR did not give up. Overcoming the initial cold response, he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi as also Home and Defence Ministers and got their nod. The grounds are part of the Cantonment area and house the Gymkhana stadium. Also, part of the complex is the Parade Grounds, the lung space of Secunderabad, where the Independence Day function takes place. The popular explanation for the move to shift the Secretariat complex is KCR’s belief in astrology and Vaastu. Apparently, the existing complex was ‘‘unfavourable” for him for an election in 2019, and he even avoided shunned going there for a couple of years. However, after the bold decision to prepone elections to December 2018 and the landslide victory that KCR scored, things seemed to have changed. KCR moves fastWith a friendly Chief Minister in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, YS Jaganmohan Reddy, KCR moved swiftly. He acquired portions of the Secretariat belonging to AP and quickly decided to rebuild the entire complex, and then hit upon the idea of siting the Assembly in Errum Manzil. The cost of this grand plan is ₹500 crore.While residents of Secunderabad are heaving a sigh of relief that they will not lose the green space or have to face traffic hassles, people of Punjagutta, which is on the busy Khairatabad-Ameerpet stretch in the heart of Hyderabad, will have to face up to these issues.The existing Legislature building, housing both the Assembly and Council, is part of the Public Gardens. The impressive structure was built in 1905 to mark the 40th birthday of the 6th Nizam, Mir Mahabub Ali Khan. The legal heirs association, in a letter to the Chief Minister, requested him to drop the proposal, saying that an important milestone in the history of Hyderabad would go if Errum Manzil palace was demolished. The architecture, in European style, gave it a special position among the many structures. It also housed 150 rooms, a polo ground, a pond for boating and a private forest.According to accounts of Nizam’s history, Fakhr-ul-Mulk was a minister with the 6th Nizam and had constructed beautiful palaces. The famous Nizam College, Chest Hospital, etc., were built by him and his descendants and handed over to the State when Hyderabad merged with the Indian Union in 1948. Successive State governments have used the buildings as offices of the Engineer in chief, Public Works Department, Jala Soudha, etc. “The heirs also pointed out that the palace had served as the Public Works Department office for decades and had become a known landmark in the city,”, in the statement by Nawab Shafath Ali Khan, the Secretary. COMMENTS