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UK Trade Envoy hails huge role of Aviation Sector

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first_imgUK Trade Envoy hails huge role of Aviation SectorUK Trade Envoy hails huge role of Aviation SectorThe Head of the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to the Philippines has hailed the role of the nation’s aviation sector in driving ‘massive national economic growth’ over the next 20 years.Speaking at Alpha Aviation Group, a leading pilot training provider based in Clark, Richard Graham MP said the Philippines was the ‘premier aviation training hub in the region’, adding that further aviation sector development at Clark would further the Philippines’ ‘huge competitive advantage’.Mr Graham also praised Alpha Aviation Group’s aggressive efforts in in catering to the growing training needs of the industry, as well as Alpha’s ‘Women in Aviation’ advocacy. It is estimated that approximately just 3 percent of the world’s commercial pilots are women.In response, Cristopher Magdangal, the General Manager of Alpha Aviation Group Philippines, highlighted the ‘unprecedented’ growth in air travel the region is experiencing, and reaffirmed the group’s commitment to helping meet the current ‘staggering demand for world-class airline pilots’.Boeing has recently stated that by 2036, the Asia-Pacific region will need a further 248,000 commercial pilots to meet industry demand – over 40% of the total global pilot demand.Mr Magdangal added that Alpha Aviation will continue to regionally expand, with the vision of developing both the next generation of world-class pilots and aviation industry leaders.The UK Trade Envoy’s visit to Alpha Aviation came as part of a wider four-day official trip to the Philippines aimed at boosting trade and investment. In addition to Richard Graham MP, the UK Prime Minster’s official Trade Envoy to the Philippines, members of the British delegation included the British Ambassador to the Philippines His Excellency Daniel Bruce and Mike Moon, Director for the Department for International Trade.They were joined at Alpha Aviation by Captain Jim Sydiongco, the Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.Following meetings and presentations with senior Alpha Aviation management, the delegation also spoke with some of the group’s current batch of cadets and experienced landing an Airbus A320 in Alpha Aviation’s Full Flight A320 Simulator.Source = Alpha Aviation Grouplast_img read more

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LISTEN Jen Welter Cardinals assistant coach

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first_imgLISTEN: Jen Welter, Cardinals assistant coach She also can’t wait to get started on something that has been a long time in the making, a dream that is finally coming true.“I knew as soon as I started playing football that it was my destiny,” she said. “I didn’t know what that meant, but I knew that God had put me on a path and that I had to be smart enough to put my head down, go to work and let him put me to work. That’s what he’s done up to this point.“What would be a dream? A dream would be staying on. A dream would be staying on. A dream would be sitting there with (Kirkland) and him being like, ‘Man, I’m glad I wrote you up in this fellowship’ or someone else does. But I can’t say what that means yet. I have to live in this moment and be so happy to be right here, because if the work’s not there, it doesn’t matter how big your dreams are because you’re going to be sitting on the sidelines anyway. Well, not on those sidelines; you’re going to be sitting on the side of the road.” Kevin Minter, one of the players Welter will be working with, tweeted a simple, “S/O to @jewelter47….Welcome to AZ coach.”Cornerback Patrick Peterson, one of the faces of the franchise, wrote, “One team, one goal! Let’s go to work coach @jwelter47 ! #Birdgang #OperationBringLombardiTrophyToAZ”In short, while the hire of Welter is a big story, it’s also a non-story. Though she and the team are breaking new ground, when the dust settles, she’ll be just another coach looking to make her way through a difficult industry.As Arians said, he’s “extremely excited about opening this door for a very, very qualified person.”Now it’s up to Welter to walk through it. She said her expectation going into the job is to learn. Asked what her biggest challenge is, she quipped “the size of an NFL playbook. I’m a doctor, but that’s a lot of work.”That work begins in earnest this weekend, as players report for training camp Friday before getting started with a month’s worth of practices and games Saturday. Welter said her biggest asset as a coach is being able to show players that any limitation can be overcome with enough preparation and work, that it’s not always about “out-bigging” someone. Her reputation as a player was of one with one of the highest motors on the team, and she has every intention on bringing that mentality to her new gig. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The significance of it all is not lost on anyone.“She came over for OTAs, we met, and I knew this was the type of person that I was looking for to start this,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said.“I think it’s great; I think it was going to be one of the 32 teams — I’m glad it was us,” Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill said. “I spoke to Commissioner Goodell about it [Monday] afternoon and he was elated and said ‘Congratulations’ and was pretty excited about the fact that, so quickly, we’ve got a (female) NFL official and now an NFL coach who will be joining us through the preseason and training camp.”And, finally, there is Welter herself.“I didn’t start playing football to be here; I didn’t even dream that it was possible,” she said. “And I think the beauty of this is that though it’s a dream I never could have had, now it’s a dream other girls can grow up and have.”Welter said she loved football from a young age, but was not really able to get into the sport until she was done with college. She comes to Arizona with 14 years of professional experience, having helped the Dallas Diamonds of the Women’s Football Alliance win four championships as well as earning a pair of gold medals with Team USA at the International Federation of American Football Women’s World Championship in 2010 and 2013. Most recently, she played running back for the Indoor Football League’s Texas Revolution in 2014 and then guided the same team’s linebackers and special teams in 2015.So make no mistake, while her road to this point is one you may not be familiar with, she would not have gotten here without taking it.Or help from plenty of people along the way, including Arians, who made sure to call Welter “a trail blazer.”“That only happens with the best possible team, and that comes with the foresight of somebody like Bruce who, just out of the strength of his will, I would say that’s how it happened,” Welter said. “He told me when he offered me the job, ‘I want you to know it’s in my heart to offer you this internship — I don’t know yet if I can make it happen.’ He had to reach out and get all the right support. He had to have the support of a family like the Bidwills. He had to have a general manager with the foresight of Steve Keim to say yes. He had to get all of the right yesses, but it was his heart that made it happen, it was his belief that the Arizona Cardinals was the team that could handle this happening and that he had coaches on his staff that would embrace it, not cast me off to the side.” Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactcenter_img Welter said Levon Kirkland, who is also joining the team on a two-year internship, reached out to her Monday looking to get right to work, offering whatever help he could.“That’s the attitude that all of the interns he has here have, and that’s the attitude that everyone on his staff here. That’s beautiful. You can’t blaze a trail alone, otherwise you’re going to get stuck in the woods.”In a way, the idea of being the first team to hire a female coach — even as a training camp and preseason intern — could be seen as an unnecessary distraction. After all, the Cardinals have eyes on reaching Super Bowl 50 and there would seem to be no reason to do anything at all that could deter them.But the best part about this is the Cardinals, for better or worse, see no reason why bringing Welter on board could be problematic. Arians said players just want to be taught how to be better regardless of who it is that’s doing the teaching, which is a sentiment Kirkland — a two-time Pro Bowler over the course of 11 NFL seasons as a linebacker — echoed.“What I’ve also learned about players in this league that I think sometimes a lot of people don’t know, but these guys, they want to learn,” he said. “They want to learn from the best. They want to be taught.” TEMPE, Ariz. — History is made in many ways.Sometimes, it’s by pure accident. Other times, it’s the result of a long process.And every now and then, it’s simply long overdue. Such is the case for Dr. Jen Welter, who by all accounts will be the first woman to hold any kind of coaching role with an NFL team when she fulfills her internship with the Arizona Cardinals this training camp and preseason. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Your browser does not support the audio element. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories last_img read more

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first_imgFebruary 8, 2001Last week CBS Television came to Arcosanti to shoot a travel segment for theirEarly Show. The camera crew is seen here shooting the gorgeous view from the SkySuite balcony. The segment is due to air on C.B.S. on 2/9/01 between7-9 a.m. MST. [Photos and text by JenniferThornton] Resident Toni Fragiacomoand a journalist from the CBS affiliate in Phoenix were filmed strolling bythe Ceramics Apse as partof the travel piece. The crew also filmed some interiors of the SkySuite.last_img

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YourTV backed by former BBC chairman Michael Lyon

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first_imgYourTV, backed by former BBC chairman Michael Lyons among others, has secured UK regulator Ofcom’s licence to provide a local TV channel for the Manchester region.YourTV, which lost its bid to operate the licence for London, has also made a number of other local TV bids. The Manchester channel, which could begin broadcasting this year, is estimated to have the ability to reach one million homes in Manchester via the digital-terrestrial frequency it has been allocated.last_img

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UK digitalterrestrial platform Freeview has passe

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first_imgUK digital-terrestrial platform Freeview has passed the milestone of 100 million integrated digital-terrestrial TVs and set-top boxes sold since the platform launched in 2002. The figure includes all televisions, set-top boxes and DVD and Blu-ray devices with an inbuilt Freeview DVB-T SD or HD tuner.Integrated digital televisions with an inbuilt DVB-T SD or HD tuner make up two thirds of Freeview units sold, at just over 70 million.  Freeview+ DVRs account for over six million sales, while HD TVs and boxes account for 16 million sales, with TVs accounting for 98% of these sales.Freeview is currently building up to the launch of its Freeview Play connected TV service providing access to broadcaster catch-up services. The platform operator noted that sales of smart TVs in the UK accounted for 48% of total sales in 2014, up from 9% four years earlier.“Reaching this milestone is testament to the ongoing popularity of the Freeview service. Since its launch we’ve taken the country from analogue to digital, linear to time-shifted, and SD to HD.  Soon, we will take our viewers from digital to a connected TV world with Freeview Play,” said Guy North, managing director of Freeview.“There’s a great opportunity for Freeview Play to reach scale in the connected TV market. We will bring simplicity to what is a very confusing market for people right across the UK, and expect Freeview Play to become the new norm in how we watch television in the future.”last_img read more

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Sky has teamed up with connected health consumer t

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first_imgSky has teamed up with connected health consumer technology outfit Fitbit to create a second series of short-form branded content video-on-demand series Fit in 5, the first time Sky has worked with a partner to create a short-form ‘funded content’ series.The concept of Fit in 5 series is to get people fit in only five minutes per day. The series is exclusively available to Sky customers on On Demand, Sky Go and Now TV. TV presenters Lisa Snowdon and Sarah-Jane Mee will feature in the episodes, hosted by Personal Trainer Marvin Ambrosius.The campaign will run over a series of 18 ad-funded episodes to be premiered on Sky’s On Demand platform for six weeks, beginning from today.  It will then be rolled out across Sky Sports Mix in July and will aim to eclipse the success of the first series.The programme will run alongside the launch of Fitbit’s new slimline Alta HR fitness tracker and an accompanying TV campaign from the brand. The programme will also have Fitbit sponsorship idents attached and Fitbit Alta HR product placement.The partnership between Fitbit and Sky was brokered by Sky Media, the advertising sales division of Sky, and Media Brands a global media and advertising agency that operates as part of Universal McCann.Rachel Bristow, ‎Director of Partnerships at Sky Media, said: “We are delighted to be working with Fitbit to help the fitness brand engage with customers in a new and exciting way. Moreover, this partnership demonstrates our ongoing ambition to work more closely with brands to develop compelling content that truly resonates with their audience.”Lucy Sheehan, marketing director at Fitbit said: “Fitbit is delighted to sponsor Sky’s ‘Fit in 5’ and motivate Sky viewers be more active. Much like Fitbit, Fit in 5 encourages you to get moving, stay motivated and see how small steps make a big impact. The five minute exercises are a great way to elevate your heart rate, burn more calories and see the benefits that short bursts of exercise can bring.”last_img read more

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first_imgSponsor Advertisement Could This Tiny Stock Be The “Next Subway”?Our friends over at Penny Stock Research just released a free report detailing 3 stocks that could rocket higher in 2012.Of particular interest is one restaurant stock that’s being called the “next Subway”.It’s trading at only 59 cents a share right now but could be significantly higher in the very near future!Click here to get the complimentary report… In the precious metals, JPMorgan and HSBC USA hold 99.9% of all the gold and silver derivative contracts held by U.S. banks.All was quiet in Far East trading during their Thursday trading session…and volume was almost nonexistent in both gold and silver.  But once London opened, a rally of sorts got under way in both metals…and JPMorgan et al had to throw a lot of paper at it to get it under control.Once they did, gold got sold down to it’s low of the day [around $1,630 spot] which was shortly before 1:00 p.m. local time in London…and half an hour before the Comex opened in New York.From that low, the gold price struggled higher, but at 9:00 a.m. in New York a more serious rally got under way…which got stopped in its tracks at the London p.m. gold fix a few minutes before 10:00 a.m. Eastern.  That proved to be the high tick of the day…which Kitco recorded as $1,655.20 spot.By the end of Comex trading at 1:30 p.m. in New York, the gold price had been sold off about fifteen bucks…but it rallied a hair going into the 5:15 p.m. close of electronic trading.Gold closed the Thursday trading day at $1,642.60 spot…up the magnificent sum of sixty cents.  Net volume was immense, up 45% from Wednesday at 147,000 contracts.Silver followed almost the same price path, although it appeared that the low price tick of the day [$31.26 spot] came about 8:40 a.m. in New York.The 9:00 a.m. rally in New York ended at the London p.m. gold fix…and at the precise moment that the silver price blasted through the $32 spot mark.  Kitco reported that high tick as $32.16 spot.  At that point an eager not-for-profit seller showed up and smacked the silver price down almost 50 cents in about half an hour.  Every subsequent rally attempt over the $32 spot mark met with the same fate…and from 12:30 p.m. Eastern time onwards, the silver price traded pretty flat.Silver closed at $31.80 spot…up 17 whole cents from Wednesday’s close.  One can only image how high it would have gone if ‘da boyz’ hadn’t shown up to do what they do best.  Net volume was up an astonishing 40% from the previous day at 37,000 contracts…and as I said earlier, it’s obvious that they had to throw a lot of paper at these metals to keep them under control.The dollar index didn’t do a lot until about 6:40 a.m. in London when it began to roll over…and by 9:40 a.m. BST the index was down about 25 basis points.  That was its low of the day…and from there it rallied until 7:30 a.m. in New York…and that proved to be the high of the day.It more or less held that high before heading south shortly after the Comex trading session began…and by 10:20 a.m. in New York it had bottomed out after dropping about 30 basis points.From there it recovered a bit going into the close…and closing at the same number it closed at every day this week…about 79.57.The dollar index was almost the inverse of what happened in gold and silver…which is what one would normally expect, with all other external factors being the same.  But it doesn’t explain why ‘da boyz’ had to throw so much paper at it in London and New York when the dollar index was heading south.  It’s obvious, at least to me, that the precious metals prices were going to ‘overreact’ to the upside to these down-side moves in the dollar…and that was obviously a no-no.The gold stocks pretty much followed the gold price action, but could not hold their early gains…and they declined until 12:30 p.m…which was the end of the New York sell-off in the gold price after the high at the London p.m. gold fix.  The HUI traded sideways from there…finishing down a smallish 0.13%.The silver stocks finished mixed to down…but Nick Laird’s Silver Sentiment Index managed to eke out a miniscule gain of 0.17%.(Click on image to enlarge)The CME’s Daily Delivery Report showed that 48 gold and 35 silver contracts were posted for delivery on Monday…and the Bank of Nova Scotia and JPMorgan were the long/stoppers of note on both metals.  The link to that action is here.There were no reported changes in GLD yesterday…but over at SLV, an authorized participant withdrew 1,456,278 troy ounces of silver…which came within a 105 ounces of the exact amount that an authorized participant deposited on Monday.  Go figure!  Since the silver price has traded virtually sideways all week, I would assume that this silver was moved because it was needed more urgently elsewhere.There was no sales report from the U.S. Mint.The Comex-approved depositories reported receiving 328,996 troy ounces of silver on Wednesday…and also shipped 351,095 ounces of the stuff out the door as well.  The link to that action is here.Before getting into the stories for today, here are three graphs that were sent my way by Washington state reader S.A. yesterday.The first one is headlined “Federal Surplus or Deficit“…and it goes back a hundred years or so.  You can see where the wheels started falling off when Nixon yanked the U.S. off the gold standard in 1971.(Click on image to enlarge)The next two charts show the ratio of the gold price vs. the euro and the yen over the last three years.(Click on image to enlarge)(Click on image to enlarge)Later yesterday evening, Nick Laird added to the list of graphs with this one…along with the following comments…“Just noticed these numbers and thought I’d plot them up.“They show the new depository for JPM and their silver holdings. And amongst all the depositories it stands out loud – 10 million ounces [added] in a month.“One can only presume that they are stocking this silver on behalf of their clients. But then that might be wrong….”(Click on image to enlarge)Nick’s timing on this graph is perfect, because I mentioned in my Thursday column that JPMorgan’s silver stash in its Comex-approved depository had just passed the 13 million troy ounce mark…and more was added on Thursday as well.  What I wasn’t aware of, was how fast it was being added during the last thirty days.  I’m impressed.I have the usual number of stories today…and I hope you find something of interest in the ones I’ve selected.All treaties between great states cease to be binding when they come in conflict with the struggle for existence. – Otto von BismarckWell, there’s nothing that happened in yesterday’s gold and silver price action that we haven’t seen before…and with increasing frequency.  As I’ve said many times since the drive-by shooting of May 1, 2011…they aren’t even trying to hide their actions anymore.  It’s all ‘in your face’ virtually all the time, now.I have a couple of more things from Nick Laird to lay on you in this column.  The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency just issued their derivatives report for the second half of 2011.  The table of numbers below shows the total derivatives…plus the precious metals derivatives contracts held by the five biggest U.S. commercial banks.  The ‘click to enlarge’ feature is a must for this chart.(Click on image to enlarge)The highlights [or should they be called lowlights?] shows that the top five commercial banks in the U.S. hold over 95% of all the derivatives in the U.S. banking system.In the precious metals, JPMorgan and HSBC USA hold 99.9% of all the gold and silver derivative contracts held by U.S. banks.  JPMorgan hold 71% of all gold derivatives…and 66% of all silver derivative contracts.  HSBC USA holds the rest…and Citigroup’s and Bank of America’s positions are immaterial.Here’s Nick’s pie chart that shows that visually.(Click on image to enlarge)It’s obvious that JPMorgan and HSBC USA run the precious metal show…and I’m curious to know who the ‘et al’ are when I talk about them in the same breath as JPMorgan.  Whoever they are, they aren’t commercial banks…and if they are, they aren’t American commercial banks.As I mentioned in this space yesterday, we get both the Commitment of Traders Report…and the March gold data from The Central Bank of the Russian Federation, today.As has been the case lately, there wasn’t much action in Far East trading…and now that London has been open for a bit over an hour, there isn’t much action there, either.  The volume numbers are shockingly low as of 4:03 a.m. Eastern time.  Net gold volume is a hair under 10,000 contracts…and silver’s net volume is under 1,800 contracts.  The dollar index is down a hair.Of course ‘da boyz’ didn’t have to contend with another surprise rally similar to the one that greeted them at the London open on Thursday morning, but having said that, both precious metals are trading on vapours at the moment.Well, just over an hour has passed since I wrote those two previous paragraphs…and a small rally did materialize in London during that period.  It certainly wasn’t much…maybe five dollars in gold…and about two bits in silver.  But net volume jumped over 45 percent in less than an hour in both metals, so it’s obvious that JPMorgan et al aren’t letting anything get past them, no matter how small.We’ll see how things turn out in Comex trading today…which is Friday.  But if yesterday’s price action…and now this morning’s price action in London…is any indication, it doesn’t look promising…but you just never know.That’s it for another day.  I hope you have a great weekend…and I’ll see you here on Saturday sometime.last_img read more

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first_imgSponsor Advertisement I’m ever conscious of the beating JPMorgan et al laid on the precious metals between Christmas and New Years in 2011‘Dead’ would be a good word to describe the gold market everywhere on Planet Earth yesterday.  Gold closed at $1,696.20 spot…down $1.10 from Thursday.  Volume was microscopic at around 85,000 contracts.The silver price chart was very similar right up until 10:00 a.m. in New York.  From there it got sold off into the 1:30 p.m. Comex close…and then didn’t do a lot after that.Silver finished the Friday trading day at $32.31 spot…down 23 cents from Thursday. Volume was only around 27,500 contracts.The dollar index opened at the 79.93 mark…and stayed mostly at that level until shortly before 8:00 a.m. in New York.  From that point, the index rolled over…and by 12:15 a.m. Eastern time, it was down to its low of the day…around 79.51…down about 45 basis points from its early morning New York high.  Then it recovered a hair going into the close…finishing the day at 79.56…down 37 basis points.The effects of the decline in the dollar index were nowhere to be seen in either the gold or silver price yesterday.The gold stocks chopped around in about a one percent price range of Thursday’s close…with the HUI finishing the Friday trading session up a tiny 0.22%.Almost every silver stock finished in positive territory yesterday…and that’s reflected in Nick Laird’s Intraday Silver Sentiment Index, as it closed up 1.29%.(Click on image to enlarge)Here’s the ‘big picture’ view of what the silver stocks have been up to…Nick Laird’s ‘old’ SSI chart.(Click on image to enlarge)The CME’s Daily Delivery Report shows that 15 gold and 12 silver contracts were posted for delivery on Tuesday…and the link to yesterday’s Issuers and Stoppers Report is here.There were no reported changes in either SLV or GLD on Friday.The U.S. Mint had a smallish sales report.  They sold 1,000 ounces of gold eagles…and 2,500 one-ounce 24K gold buffaloes.  Month-to-date the mint has sold 35,500 ounces of gold eagles…6,500 one-ounce 24K gold buffaloes…and 1,403,000 silver eagles.  Based on this data, the silver/gold sales ratio stands at 27 to 1.It was a very slow day the Comex-approved depositories on Thursday, as they reported receiving only 9,565 troy ounces of silver…and shipped nothing out the door.The Commitment of Traders Report was as expected…a yawner.In silver, JPMorgan et al decreased their net short position by a tiny 591 contracts.  The Commercial net short position is currently a hair under 290 million ounces.  The ‘Big 4’ are short 265.7 million ounces of that amount…or 50.7% of the entire Comex futures market in silver on a net basis.  The ‘5 through 8’ traders are short an additional 55.4 million ounces of silver, which represents 10.6 percent of the Comex short position on a net basis.  So the ‘Big 8’ are short 61.3% of the entire Comex futures market in silver.JPMorgan still short well over 30 percentage points of this amount…and it’s my opinion that Scotiabank/Scotia Mocatta are short another 10+ percentage points.  So between the two of them, they are short roughly 45% of the entire Comex futures market.  The other two traders in the ‘Big 4’ hold immaterial positions…as do the four traders in the ‘5 through 8’ category.In gold, JPMorgan et al decreased their net short position by 2,716 contracts…and the Commercial net short position now sits at 21.49 million ounces.  The ‘Big 4’ are short 13.44 million ounces of gold…or 37.0 percent of the entire Comex futures market in gold on a net basis.  The ‘5 through 8’ traders are short an additional 5.33 million ounces of gold…and this amount represents 14.7 percent of the Comex futures market on a net basis.Using straight arithmetic, the ‘Big 8’ are short 51.7% of the entire Comex futures market in gold on a net [all reported spread trades subtracted from the open interest] basis.The ‘Big 8’ are short 87.3% of the Commercial net short position in gold.  But in silver, the ‘Big 8’ are short 110.7 percent of the Commercial net short position…with JPMorgan and [I believe] Scotiabank holding about almost half of that percentage between the two of them.I’d also like to point out that these percentages of concentration are minimum numbers.You can follow the historic and interactive COT data for gold here…and silver here.  These charts are a bit slow to load…especially silver…so if you’re using an older browser, it may take a while.As always, here’s this past week’s Commitment of Traders data for the Big 4 and Big 8 traders in all commodities traded on the Comex as of the close of trading on Tuesday, December 11th.  It’s translated into “Days of World Production to Cover Short Positions”…but it’s just a different name for the same data.  It’s my guess that 90 percent of the red line [the Big 4] in silver is represented by JPMorgan Chase and Scotiabank.(Click on image to enlarge)Here’s an ‘Australian Christmas Wreath’ made of native parrots.  The read and blue ones are Crimson Rosellas…and the red and green ones are Australian King Parrots.  The photo was taken at Lamington National Park in Queensland, Australia…and I thank Australian reader Brad Lane for sharing it with us.I have the usual number of stories for a Saturday…and only a couple of them are ones I’ve saved for the weekend.Our true choice is not between tax reduction, on the one hand, and the avoidance of large federal deficits on the other. It is increasingly clear that no matter what party is in power, so long as our [needs] keep rising, an economy hampered by restrictive tax rates will never produce enough revenues to balance our budget—just as it will never produce enough jobs or enough profits. – President John F. Kennedy to the Economic Club of New York…1962Today’s ‘blast from the past’ is a pop song by a group that found success here in Canada first…and then later in the U.S. and around the world.  This is one of the first tunes that brought them fame in the mid 1970s…and the rest, as they say, is history. Everyone should know it…and the link is here.  While I’m in the mood…here’s another, and even bigger hit of theirs from 1987, linked here.The classical ‘blast from the past’ is an old chestnut that I pull out every year at this time.  It’s a short piece from Handel’s Messiah…and sung by Dame Emma Kirkby.  I consider her interpretation of this work to be definitive.  It’s absolutely divine…and the link is here.What little price action there was yesterday is not worthy of further comment in this space…although I note that the silver price was taken to new lows for this move down.Except sit here and watch, there’s not a lot we can do going forward.  I’m still not sure whether the 200-day moving averages are targets this time or not…but I’m ever conscious of the beating JPMorgan et al laid on the precious metals between Christmas and New Years in 2011.  Could it happen again?  Sure…as the short positions in both gold and silver are still there…greatly reduced in gold, to be sure…but still obscene and grotesque in silver.Here are the 1-year charts for both gold and silver to give you the lay of land.  I doubt very much that we’ll hit the lows of last December, but “da boyz” could certainly hit gold for at least fifty bucks…and silver for two or three bucks.(Click on image to enlarge)(Click on image to enlarge)One thing is for sure…and that is with the rampant money printing going on world wide…it’s only a matter of if not when inflation everywhere becomes far more noticeable…and it’s a given that we’ll see substantially higher precious metal prices despite the efforts of JPMorgan Chase et al when that time arrives.That’s all I have for the day…and the week.  I’ll see you here on Tuesday…or Wednesday, depending where on Planet Earth you live. Avrupa Minerals Ltd. is a growth-oriented prospect generator focused on aggressive exploration for valuable mineral deposits in politically stable and prospective regions of Europe with a growing pipeline of prospects in Portugal, Kosovo and Germany.Company highlights:Alvalade Project JV with Antofagasta Minerals SA – Copper and Zinc on 1000 km2 project area in the Portuguese Pyrite Belt – 2012 exploration budget of US$ 2.5 million, all provided by Antofagasta, including 6000 meters of core drillingGold exploration in the Erzgebirge Mining District, Germany – 307 km2 exploration license in 1000+ year producing region of tin, tungsten, silver, base metals, and uranium – Increasingly favorable permitting and mining regulations, long mining culture, widespread known gold panning locationsCovas Tungsten JV with Blackheath Resources Inc. – 922,900 mt @ 0.78% WO3 (non NI 43-101 compliant) historic resource – Potential to increase the tungsten resource – New gold target on the projectStrong management including Paul Kuhn, CEO, previously involved with several discoveries around the world, and Mark T. Brown, Director, founder of Rare Element Resources Ltd.Low risk exploration strategyShare structure and cash on hand (12/31/2011):16.1 million shares outstanding; 23.7 million shares outstanding, fully diluted40% of shares held by insiders, family, friends, and long-term investorsApprox. C$ 500,000 cash on hand (consolidated Canada and Europe)Antofagasta has provided US$ 350,000 for all anticipated Alvalade JV expenses for Q1 2012.Please visit our website for more information.last_img read more

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Just about every time some troublemaker like myse

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first_imgJust about every time some trouble-maker like myself wants to question the practice of taxation, someone will ask: But aren’t taxes the price of civilization? This is how people hope to get rid of us with a single shot. Usually, they do it in some sort of cocktail-party setting, where they can throw out their line, then move away before a proper response is made. (And while the other “right-thinking” folks nearby scowl properly.)  Conversation over – they win. Except, of course, that the slogan is ridiculous: People pay taxes in non-civilized places too! Any time anyone can make himself boss, he takes a cut of everything he can. And there’s a name for that – taxes! Let me throw out another question: Is the United States ten times more civilized than it was a hundred years ago? Have the crime rates really fallen by 90 percent? Well, we’re paying about ten times as much in taxes – shouldn’t they? Here’s an even better example: Communist China had an effective tax rate that approached 100% under Mao. Were they the most civilized society that ever existed? Indeed, I could pull out the old history book and find plenty of other great examples where the level of taxation and the level of civilization had absolutely no correlation to each other. Let’s get this straight: Rulers tax as much and as often as they can. And this statement is confirmed by every single page of the history of the world. The mark of a civilized society is that it can restrain rulers and their take of production. Taxes are not the price of civilization. They are the price we pay for our unwillingness to control government. Paul Rosenberg FreemansPerspective.com [“Are Taxes the Price of Civilization?” s an excerpt from Paul Rosenberg’s book, Mindless Slogans – 101 Cheap Substitutes for Actual Thought]last_img read more

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The EU continues its chainsaw juggling act The au

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first_imgThe EU continues its chainsaw juggling act. The austerity pledge from France is holding about as well as its Maginot Line, while Greece has sworn to meet its fiscal targets in 2014 2015 2016 soon, and the Italians promise they’re going to kick some serious fiscal butt as soon as the country returns from holiday. Spain reassures that it will squarely confront its need to raise worker productivity whenever the unions call an end to protests against austerity. And the Portuguese high court ruled it is unconstitutional for civil servants to work for less than twice the wages of their private-sector counterparts. This chronic “the sky is falling” in the EU had induced investor news-cycle fatigue and rendered last year’s black-swan threat level from red to this year’s collective yawn… … until Cyprus tossed another chainsaw into the act. The Cyprus looting of private wealth was a cold-shower reminder of the tenuous security of assets that are concentrated within reach of a single government – doubly true of nations in a desperate fiscal situation whose financial sector is about to topple. DepositorCreditor The blatant theft of depositor money in Cypriot banks was at first peddled as a one-off emergency measure. Then a Freudian slip by the head of the Eurogroup finance ministers, Mr. Dijsselbloem, suggested this would be the new pattern for similar future events. Much back-pedaling and “clarification” ensued. But don’t bother squinting as you try to read the lips of mumbling bureaucrats. Just follow what they’re doing and you won’t get blindsided. What have they been up to? In October 2011, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) – a tentacle of the Bank for International Settlements, the central bank for central bankers – released a report that proposed a new regime to resolve financial-institution instability. In the report, the FSB calls for solvency support for banks without taxpayer exposure and the allocation of losses to shareholders and unsecured and uninsured creditors. Deposits at a bank are considered a loan, and if a bank fails, its depositors become unsecured creditors for amounts that exceed the insurable limit. It gets worse. To protect the integrity of the financial system, controls on both endogenous (the bank itself) and exogenous (other firms and cross-border cooperation) capital movement can be implemented. This is exactly what happened in Cyprus. To prevent capital flight out of the banking system, the movement of money out of or between banks was restricted, as well as capital sent outside the country. The G20 has fully endorsed the plan, and its implementation is complete or under way in member jurisdictions. The US is a G20 member, so don’t kid yourself into believing it can’t happen in America. It can and will. The Cyprus event has been carefully framed as an anomaly when in fact it is part of a well-orchestrated script. In the Year of Our Overlord 1 AF January 1, 2014, will mark the start of Year 1 AF – “after FATCA.” In the run-up to the US reporting regime’s full implementation, many foreign banks have opted not to accept US persons as clients, and we can see why. FATCA is a huge burden on foreign financial institutions in terms of time and resources needed to identify, track, and report on their US clients. Today, it is nearly impossible to find a foreign bank that will open an account for an American without them visiting the bank and delivering a stack of notarized paperwork to prove they are who they say they are. Other banks that had welcomed US persons have suspended doing so in anticipation that further demands on their time will be announced. In fact, one bank we spoke with during our research on internationalization has done just that. Lloyds TSB has stopped opening accounts for Americans, pending a review of FATCA later this year. Our contact at the bank did not sound optimistic that the policy would be reversed. This is a trend we expect will gain traction. And as if Americans seeking to internationalize weren’t already facing stiff headwinds, a recent leak of internal documents linked to offshore entities will likely add some force. In early April, millions of emails and other records were leaked with information on thousands of account and company owners in the British Virgin Islands, a popular offshore banking center. The leak exposed several high-profile clients that are allegedly “hiding” assets from their home tax authorities. This is just the kind of news that will embolden the offshore-means-tax-evasion governmenteers to twist the reporting screws a little bit tighter. When Is Now The incremental creep of crises continues to aggravate the financial landscape and provokes increasingly desperate responses from Western governments, particularly the US. Yet in spite of all the words unleashed and regulations imposed against offshore investing, it remains unquestionably legal. How long it will continue to be legal is questionable. Is it easy? No. But neither is getting your luggage and shoes through airport security. The situation for the easy movement of capital and assets across borders is dire, but it is not hopeless if you have the right information. FATCA has effectively acted as stealth capital controls, as the regulations dissuade foreign financial institutions from doing business with Americans, discouraging all but the most persistent investors from pursuing an international wealth preservation strategy. As the pieces come together, a clear picture emerges: Americans are just one financial crisis away from triggering the provisions of the G20-backed FSB financial resolution regime. And that almost certainly will include restrictions on the movement of capital. Once your money is trapped inside the US, any type of concocted emergency “tax” can be imposed on your wealth. Additional taxes are just one of many steps your home government can take to grab a share of your hard-earned wealth. Wise investors disperse their assets internationally to minimize this risk, and though it’s getting late in the game, there’s still time for you to join them. You can learn about moving your cash offshore… setting up an offshore LLC… investing in international stock markets… and internationalizing yourself, including getting a second passport. It’s all available in an information-packed special report titled Going Global 2013. You won’t find a better resource for internationalizing your life and your assets. Get started today.last_img read more

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Gold Producers GDX 2801 2403 49

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first_img Gold Producers (GDX) 28.01 24.03 49.13 Louis James Senior Metals Investment Strategist Casey Research Gold 1,388.80 1,282.60 1,703.20 TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange) 12,820.92 12,469.32 12,139.73 TSX Venture 954.92 912.83 1,258.30 One Year Ago Rock & Stock Stats Last Silver Stocks (SIL) 15.29 12.12 22.23center_img One Month Ago Oil 110.53 105.30 95.53 Dear Reader, We’ve written recently—and many times before—about the foolishness of trying to time a market. In hindsight, however, market peaks and troughs become increasingly obvious. In a recent conversation with Doug Casey, he told me that the general uptrend in gold since June is evidence that the general downtrend since September 2011 has ended. While Doug is not omniscient, I’ve seen him when his speculator’s instinct kicks in—and over the years its accuracy has been nothing short of astounding. It seems that instinct is now telling him that gold and gold stocks have bottomed. Of course, if the Fed announces a tapering of its money printing this month, that would likely whack gold again. Depending on how drastic the language of the Fed announcement is, we could see a renewed sense of panic among gold investors, and the actual bottom for this correction could be just ahead of us rather than just behind us. Either way, prices are already low. Ben Bernanke said he would only turn down the government’s printing presses if employment figures improved substantially. Since those remain rather weak, there may not be any tapering announcement at all this month, and if there is, it will likely be marginal—a toe in the water. It’s also worth pointing out that if Doug is right about the US economy finally exiting the eye of the storm, there will likely come a “moment of truth” when people realize that the inevitable has become imminent and every asset class across the board gets hit, including gold. That downturn will be enduring for many assets—permanent for some, but very short-lived for gold. It may turn out to be the last great buying opportunity in this gold bull market, but it could well happen at prices much higher than today’s, so we don’t intend to keep our money on the sidelines waiting for it. In other words: yes; we are buyers today. Our article below describes the sort of opportunities we are seizing today. It is, I freely admit, something of a sales pitch for the Casey International Speculator—but if Doug is right about the gold market having bottomed, there’s never been a better time to subscribe and find out what he himself is buying. Sincerely, Copper 3.23 3.17 3.52 Gold Junior Stocks (GDXJ) 47.42 37.12 91.12 Silver 23.84 19.52 32.62last_img read more

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The new book titled GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso—re

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first_imgThe new book titled #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso—reformed petty thief and CEO of a $100 million online clothing store—is the latest “live and work as I do if you want to succeed” book from a string of brand-building female executives. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has women “leaning in,” while Arianna Huffington’s sleep crusade marches on in her latest book, Thrive. Now, I should confess that I haven’t actually read any of these books; one of my team members gave me the recap. However, I have had another female executive on my mind: Ms. C. Ms. C heads up a certain real estate investment trust (REIT)—I’ll call it “Company V”—which Money Forever chief analyst Andrey Dashkov and I featured in the latest edition of Money Forever. So while she might not have a cult following or million-dollar book deal, she’s our gal—and for good reason: As Company V’s CEO for the last 15 years, Ms. C has boosted its market capitalization from $200 million to $19 billion. Under her leadership, Company V’s compound annual total shareholder return topped 28% for 14 years running, and it was named one of the top performing, publicly traded financial companies during the first decade of this century. As Andrey puts it, Ms. C has molded Company V into a “rock-solid business with an investment-grade credit rating, robust balance sheet, and reliable dividend history.” On top of that, Ms. C has received countless accolades from the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and a parade of other institutions. Plus, she practiced real estate, corporate and finance law, and sits on the Board of Trustees for the University of Chicago. When asked about her professional achievements in an interview with the Chicago Tribune, Ms. C attributed her drive to her working-class Pittsburg upbringing. As the daughter of immigrant parents—a mailman and housewife—Ms. C said, “[T]here was always so much more for me to aspire to: in terms of education, in terms of seeing the world, in terms of working hard and achieving things. And so that drive comes from the kind of upbringing that I had.” After announcing she wanted to be a lawyer, Ms. C’s father took her to watch a trial headed by one of the few lawyers he knew, a criminal defense lawyer whose son later became her husband. Ms. C praised her Italian father in the Chicago Tribune article, saying, “It was very unusual in that time, in that socioeconomic environment, very working-class and ethnic, that he would be what I would call a feminist. He would never call it that, but he was so supportive of my sister and me, and that was really rare.” Sounds like my kind of dad. OK, you get the point: this is an up-by-her-bootstraps, highly qualified CEO who puts shareholders first—a woman I imagine my wife and daughters would be happy to know.Profiting from an Aging Population People age 65 and over are expected to make up 19% of the US population by 2030—up from 12.4% in 2000. And it’s no secret that this demographic will demand more and more access to health care. Company V is tapping into this expanding need: It operates healthcare-related facilities, including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, senior housing, and medical office buildings at over 1,500 properties in the US, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Let me back up, though, and review REITs in general. Publicly traded REITs, which are traded just like any other stock, allow people like you and me to invest in large-scale, income-producing real estate without the headache of actually holding illiquid physical property. To be considered a REIT, 75% of a corporation’s income must come from real estate in some form or another. Company V’s portfolio, for example, includes medical office building operations, senior living operations, and triple-net lease operations, whereby tenants cover taxes, insurance payments, maintenance, and repairs in addition to the rent. Ms. C has a proven track record over of managing these holdings profitably over the last 15 years. A word of caution is also in order here: not all REITs are investment worthy. Their profits depend on managing their properties well and keeping costs under control. Andrey and I culled a long list before landing on Company V. If you are considering buying in to a REIT, you should research it thoroughly as well.The Rule of 90 One happy quirk of REITs is that they are required to distribute at least 90% of the taxable income to shareholders each year via dividends. On the flip side, they can also deduct these payouts from their corporate-level taxes. We’re happy to report that Company V has a stellar dividend history: 9% compound annual dividend growth over the past 14 years. Andrey put together the chart below to show its dividend growth since 2Q11. Now, you’re probably wondering why I don’t just come out with it. Who is Ms. C and what is Company V? And of course I’m chomping at the bit to tell you, but that wouldn’t be fair to the thousands of folks who subscribe to our monthly newsletter. So we have a seamless way for you to count yourself among them without any risk to your pocketbook whatsoever. Sign up for a 3-month trial subscription and read Andrey’s in-depth write-up on Company V. You’ll get immediate access to our complete portfolio, our full library of special reports, and all of our back issues. Read through the material, and if our breed of high-yield-meets-low-risk investing isn’t for you, just call or write within 90 days, and we’ll return every penny you paid. What’s more, if you change your mind after 90 days we’ll prorate your refund, no questions asked. In other words, we couldn’t make it any easier. Click here to subscribe to Money Forever now.On the Lighter Side Congratulations to Germany on winning the World Cup. As Jo and I walked into a sports bar for dinner, the closing ceremonies were playing on several of the television sets. What an exciting ending! Those have to be some of the best-conditioned athletes on the planet. Wow! And finally… A couple cute of sayings about aging: I was always taught to respect my elders, but it keeps getting harder to find one. Aspire to inspire before you expire. Until next week…last_img read more

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A Tuscaloosa man accused of killing another man ov

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first_imgA Tuscaloosa man accused of killing another man over the weekend is apparently no stranger to gun violence.Shaquile Crawford, 24, was charged with murder in the Sunday death of 28-year-old Willie Snyder.But this charge is Crawford’s third violent offense in the past five years. He was last in jail in 2015 for his involvement in a shooting at a Tuscaloosa nightclub, but his reckless endangerment charge was dismissed.The year before that, in 2014, Crawford shot a man at Tuscaloosa’s Shrimp Basket restaurant on McFarland Boulevard. He was charged with attempted murder and released on bond the day after his capture.Crawford pleaded guilty to first-degree assault in 2016, but the man he shot was under the impression Crawford remained behind bars.“I thought he was in prison,” Tray Wingo said. “Then last night I see his face on the news and see that he (is accused of killing) someone.”In 2016, Judge Brad Almond gave Crawford a 20-year sentence, with five of those requiring a prison stay. But it turns out Crawford was given a chance to complete the Department of Corrections’ Life Tech Program. He was incarcerated for less than a year before his release.It’s a fact Wingo said he’d have at least liked a heads-up about.“My argument was this guy knows me,” Wingo said. “I put him in jail. If I run into him at Walmart would that have been me shot to death instead of this other guy?”Almond said Crawford would have reported weekly to the Department of Corrections through the end of his five-year sentence, then would have gone on probation for 15 years. But the man he’s accused of shooting this time wasn’t as fortunate as Wingo.“Somebody lost their kid to someone who was supposed to still be in jail,” he said. “This is something that could have been prevented.”Wingo said he’s left questioning why he wasn’t told the man convicted in his shooting was back on the streets.“I feel that’s something we should have been notified of when the sentence was modified by the judge,” he said. “But we never heard anything. Victims deserve to know when these criminals are released. They need to know who they’re going to run into at the store or on the streets.”Today, Wingo said he has a message for Crawford.“I’ll be at his hearing and I’ll do whatever I can to see that he never sees the street again,” Wingo said.last_img read more

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BrightEdge Instant Is an Industry First Taking Research and Content Optimization RealTime

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first_img BrightEdgeBrightEdge InstantContent OptimizationJim YuMarketing TechnologyNewsSEO solution Previous ArticleViamedia Names Tom Walsh Chief Digital OfficerNext ArticleFoleon Announces Zapier Integration BrightEdge Instant Is an Industry First: Taking Research and Content Optimization Real-Time PRNewswireMay 7, 2019, 3:10 pmMay 7, 2019 “Leading brands realize the importance of organic search as the key to digital portfolio success and have been asking for technology that can truly help them produce real, tangible business outcomes ‘right here and right now,’” said Jim Yu, CEO of BrightEdge. “At BrightEdge we take great pride in adding new capabilities in lockstep with both technological innovation and investment in the success of our customers. I am so excited to see how brands will maximize revenue lift with BrightEdge Instant.”Marketing Technology News: Neustar Integrates TiVo TV Viewership Data into Multi-Touch Attribution Models The final shift from multiple SEO point solutions to a single-platform experienceAccording to BrightEdge market research a typical organic search practitioner uses an average of 6 tools and can spend up to 4 hours a day on research, reporting and analysis. In the past it was difficult for search marketers to truly understand the customer journey as it happens and, in turn, maximize revenue. BrightEdge Instant ensures that this is no longer a problem.“Having the capability to conduct real-time research and optimize content all within one platform is game-changing for search, content and digital marketers,” said Carlos Spallarossa, director of SEO, L’Oréal. “Marketers no longer have to deal with the inaccuracy of data silos and the inflexibility of point solutions, while at the same time they save vital resources and time in order to focus on highly impactful revenue-based incremental revenue opportunities.”Marketing Technology News: Tetra TV Launches Transparent Advertising Network for Connected TVReal-time insights how and when marketers want and need itBrightEdge Instant is set to transform the search industry rapidly. Key capabilities enable marketers to:Research on Demand: Utilize real-time research to answer questions and uncover opportunities as they happen. BrightEdge Instant gives marketers access to real-time, on-demand data, which allows them to ask specific questions and discover quantitative, data-driven answers with rapid speed, ease and accuracy. Marketers for the first time can take action on the voice opportunity with a data-driven approach to conversational search.Rankings in Real-time: Understand in real-time how content is performing across any search engine and any device across 37,000 locations and 46 languages. Real-Time Rank Checker allows marketers to optimize at the speed of Google through analysis of video (YouTube) and image SERP rankings. Amazon Rank Checker enables marketers to protect their brand on Amazon.Recommendations and Page Speed Performance: Take action on instantly identified content opportunities, page insights and link recommendations through an integrated approach to page speed analysis and data insights. Page Speed Performance allows marketers to understand, at scale, desktop and mobile site speed performance while comparing and contrasting against the competition.According to Tanu Javeri, global SEO strategist at IBM, “Responding to changes in the customer journey with speed and agility begins with identifying and understanding even the most subtle shifts in search patterns in real-time and optimizing accordingly.”Marketing Technology News: PDI Launches PDI Marketing Cloud Solutions to Broadly Serve Needs of Convenience Retailers and Petroleum Wholesalers Pioneering Innovation Allows Marketers to Research at Scale and Optimize at Lightning PaceBrightEdge, the global leader in organic search and content performance, unveiled BrightEdge Instant, a revolutionary set of innovations that transforms how search marketers drive performance at scale. BrightEdge Instant is the industry’s first and most powerful real-time SEO solution that empowers marketers to utilize real-time insights and take action to optimize content all within one unified platform. This is something that has been never done before.last_img read more

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Smarter more educated people get a cognitive head start but arent protected

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first_imgOur data suggest that more education seems to play a role as a form of cognitive reserve that helps people do better at baseline, but it doesn’t affect one’s actual level of decline. This makes studies tricky because someone who has good education may be less likely to show a benefit of an experimental treatment because they are already doing well.”Rebecca Gottesman Our study was designed to look for trends, not prove cause and effect, but the major implication of our study is that exposure to education and better cognitive performance when you’re younger can help preserve cognitive function for a while even if it’s unlikely to change the course of the disease.”Rebecca Gottesman, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Source:Johns Hopkins Medicine About 5 million people in the U.S. live with Alzheimer’s disease, a number expected to triple by 2060, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Because effective treatment options aren’t available for Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, researchers are interested in identifying ways to prevent or delay disease. Earlier studies suggested that people with higher intelligence or more education might have lower rates of these diseases, and Gottesman’s team designed a study to test the idea.For the study, the researchers used data from the federally funded Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study, in which nearly 16,000 healthy participants in midlife from Washington County, Maryland; Forsyth County, North Carolina; Jackson, Mississippi; and Minneapolis, Minnesota, were enrolled from 1987 to 1989 and followed over the next decades. Twenty years into the study, participants were an average of 76 years old. About 57% were women, and 43% were African American, with the remaining participants white.The investigators focused on a group of 331 participants without dementia who were part of an additional study, the ARIC-PET study, in which participants underwent specialized brain imaging. Some 54 had less than a high school education, 144 had completed high school or earned their GED diploma, and 133 had some college or more formal education.Related StoriesJohns Hopkins experts release digital health roadmapResearchers develop new artificial intelligence tools to find cell’s true identityNew implant technology safely minimizes injections for people with macular degenerationTwenty years in, all participants underwent MRIs and positron emission tomography (PET) scans of their brains to measure levels of amyloid beta protein accumulated in the brain, a standard marker of Alzheimer’s disease. The average PET scan score indicating the amount of amyloid beta protein in the brain after being compared with a part of the brain where amyloid beta doesn’t accumulate was 1.2. Some 171 participants were categorized as having elevated values greater than this standard, and the remaining participants were assigned to the nonelevated amyloid beta values category.In late life (ages 65-84), each participant’s cognition was assessed with 10 standard tests of memory, language and other intellectual function. Three of these tests were administered at about the 10-year timepoint as well. The average score indicating normal cognition was set to zero for statistical purposes, with a value of 1 indicating an above-average score, and -1 indicating a below average score.Participants with any level of amyloid beta and with college, postgraduate or professional schooling had average cognitive scores of about one or more standard units higher than those who had less than a high school education, regardless of beta amyloid levels in the brain. Gottesman says these data suggest that education seems to help preserve cognition, since those with education scored higher.Gottesman noted that cognition scores in midlife weren’t associated with elevated levels of amyloid beta protein in the brain in late life. White participants with higher late-life cognition scores had a 40% lower risk of having elevated amyloid beta protein in the brain. This general trend was observed in African American participants too, but to a lesser degree (around 30% lower risk). Pet scan. Credit: Rebecca Gottesmancenter_img Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Jun 11 2019In a search for clues to what may delay or prevent Alzheimer’s disease, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists report that smarter, more educated people aren’t protected from the disease, but do get a cognitive “head start” that may keep their minds functioning better temporarily. What this means for future research into developing therapies for Alzheimer’s disease, Gottesman says, is that it’s important to focus on some sort of independent and specific biomarker to show actual treatment benefit. She also says studies must look at trends in performance over time rather than at one timepoint. Put another way, the investigators say, those who start out with greater cognitive reserve — a baseline of higher mental functioning — may have more they can afford to lose before Alzheimer’s disease symptoms begin to interfere with their daily lives compared with those who don’t have as much schooling or participate regularly in mentally challenging tasks.The findings, published in the April issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, suggest — but don’t prove — that exercising your brain might help keep people cognitively functional longer, but won’t ward off the inevitable decline of Alzheimer’s disease.last_img read more

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