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Advocacy group says proposed ticketing scheme ignores due process

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first_imgThe driver’s advocacy group Sense BC – which advocates for sensible road safety laws and enforcement – is incensed over the government’s move to take fighting a traffic ticket out of the courts and putting it in front of a tribunal.“Unfortunately with this government, the willingness to erase due process seems to be too frequent,” co-founder Ian Tootill says. “Civil Asset Forfeiture is one example and this is yet another, and no I am not happy about it.”Tootill says like the much maligned photo radar idea, this so-called “e-ticketing” scheme flies in the face of due process.- Advertisement -He argues it automatically makes ticketed drivers guilty and puts the onus on them to prove their innocence instead of requiring the justice system to prove their guilty.“Well photo radar is a de facto conviction – it’s up to the accused to prove that he’s innocent,” Tootill goes on to say. “The idea of this e-ticketing is very similar – you’re not going to be able to face your accuser. The accused is going to be put at a disadvantage.”To make matters worse, he predicts with no appeal process for drivers, it gives police officers a licence to write tickets like there’s no tomorrow.Advertisement “I’ve spoken to ex-police officers about it, and they believe that if it’s much easier to write tickets and not have them contested; it’ll be much easier to have ticket blitzes knowing it’s an easier way to raise money.”In issuing the thumbs down from the advocacy group, Mr. Tootill also said the province seems hell bent on pushing forward with what he calls this ill thought out legislation, even though it will cost taxpayers more in court fights and patchwork fixes to make it legal.last_img read more

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3 Things Google Might Unveil on Wednesday

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first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… On Wednesday morning, ReadWriteWeb will be heading down to Mountain View with everyone else to see the latest that Google has to offer. The company is holding an event to provide “an in-depth look at Honeycomb, Android ecosystem news and hands-on demos” and we thought, what’s a super secretive event like this without some semi-unfounded speculation and educated guessing? So, we dug around on the Internet a bit, took a look at some other technological palm reading and put it together for those of you who just can’t wait until 10 am PST.A quick look around brings us to two obvious (read: we wish) candidates: the long-awaited, cloud-based Google Music and the Web-based Android Market. Engadget, Android and Me, and Into Mobile all make the same prediction, positing that a simple unveil of Honeycomb, the tablet-only release of Android, can’t be all that’s in store for us at Google. Web-Based Android Market UpdateAndroid and Me cites a “regular source who has provided accurate information on Sprint in the past” as the one behind its story that “Google has finally completed its web-based Android Market” that is “said to be ‘on par with that of the Apple Store or even better.’” So why are people excited about a new Android Market? Take a look for yourself. Put plainly, the current market stinks. It’s a Google site that you can’t even search. It has three categories. Who knows how it’s organized. Suffice to say, any improvement here would be big news for Android users.Just take a look at the Android Market the company showcased at last year’s Google I/O. Here’s a video of Google’s expected new marketplace:Google MusicAs for Google Music, Business Week reports that Andy Rubin has taken control of any mobile music effort at Google and headed it in the directions it needs to go.Rubin felt Android needed better music features to compete with the iPhone, so he wrested away that project last year, according to a former executive, and is now working with a former YouTube lawyer, Zahavah Levine, to acquire licenses from the four major music labels. His group has developed a service that will let users upload their music collections to Google’s servers and then synchronize them with any mobile device, according to three people familiar with Google’s plans. The offering could be unveiled as soon as next month. Representatives of the music labels with knowledge of the talks caution that no deals have been signed. As one of them says, however, Google’s music effort has more credibility now that Rubin is running it.In that same video embedded above, you can also see Google’s Vic Gundotra demonstrate a number of features that would make up much of the Google Music product we’ve all been waiting for – full-streaming of your music library straight to your device from the cloud. So, obviously Google has been on track with these features, but simply hasn’t unveiled them yet. Tomorrow is a good a time as any, right?What About A Fork?Then again, at an Android and Honeycomb event, what if Google were to finally announce that it is officially forking the Android OS? As thinkmobile pointed out late last week, a Honeycomb (read: tablet) UI just might not make sense for smartphones. And vice-versa. Originally, Honeycomb was touted as tablet-only, but then some code was found that seemed to prove that it was also intended for smartphones. So will the OS officially split into two different animals? Or will Honeycomb become the one and only Android?Then Again…Then again, it could be none of the above. That’s how it goes with predictions, right? No post like this is complete without calling on all of you to chime in and let us know what you think. So, what do you think? What will Google announce this time around? A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Google#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting mike melanson Related Posts last_img read more

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Timeline Trimming Shortcuts in Premiere Pro

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first_imgDiscover how to use the J/K/L keyboard shortcuts in Premiere Pro for trimming in the timeline.  A surefire way to supercharge your video editing workflow.In this post we’ll show you how to speed up your timeline editing in Adobe Premiere Pro by utilizing keyboard shortcuts.Heads and Tails FootageAs with clip trimming in any non-linear video editing application it’s important to have head and tail footage on the clips you use.  This will give you all kinds of options and can save you from problems down the line.What do I mean by head and tail footage? Well, if you look at the picture below…… the red arrows show extra footage in the clip that isn’t being used on the timeline.  So, the footage to the left is ‘head’ footage (i.e. extra unused footage before the ‘in’ point for the clip) and the footage to the right is ‘tail’ footage (i.e. extra unused footage after the ‘out’ point for the clip).If you are ever involved in shooting a production you’ll know that it is always useful to roll the camera for a good 5 to 10 seconds before any ‘action’ takes place…and for 5 – 10 seconds after the ‘action’ has completed.  Doing this will allow you to capture good head and tail footage which can be used for a number of things in post.First, this footage can provide good ambient audio – something that people often fail to realize is important until they need it!  For example, if you wanted to record extra speech after the filming and make it sound like it was recorded at the same time and in the same place it is almost impossible to get it to match unless you have some ambient audio which you can put under the new recording (room tone).Second, head and tail footage gives plenty of room for applying transitions.  If you want a crossfade to work, you need footage to apply the crossfade to.  This cushion is useful for applying many different types of video transitions.Third, and most important for our discussion of trimming shortcuts, having plenty of head and tail footage can allow you to do slip, slide and rolling edits.Timeline Shortcuts in Premiere ProTo get into ‘Trim’ mode, with the sequence panel selected, simply tap the T key and you should see the following changes in the program monitor and on the timeline …Program Monitor In Trim ModeTimeline In Trim Mode With Rolling Edit Tool SelectedWhat you can see in the timeline is the play-head snapping to the nearest edit point and the ‘rolling edit’ tool becoming active. To change to another tool simply hold the shift key and tap T repeatedly and you will cycle through the tools until you come back to the rolling edit tool.Now let’s do some editing.So, L plays forwards, J plays backwards and K stops.  These are the very basic keyboard shortcuts of all video editing apps.As long as you have head and tail footage linked with the clips in your timeline and you are in Trim mode, hit L or J to play to the point where you would like the edit to move to and then tap K and the edit will snap to that point – it’s as simple as that!  And, because we are using the Rolling Edit tool, when it comes to the end of any head or tail footage available, playback will stop.However, if you were using the Ripple Edit tool (Yellow) it would ripple edit as long as you let playback continue and there is head or tail footage.Ripple Edit ToolThe same is true with the Trim Edit (Red bracket) but only to the end of the clip and then playback would stop again.Trim Edit ToolOne last thought – what about slow motion use of JKL?Well, although you can playback in slow motion using the shift + J/L keys, you can’t edit using this function. The nearest you can get to this is moving one frame at a time in either direction.What you need to do when in Trim mode is HOLD the K key and then tap either the J or L keys to trim backwards or forwards. Repeated tapping of the J and L keys will move your edit point forward one frame at a time.Then, to move to the next trim point use the up and down arrows and you’ll move up and down edit points in your timeline.  As you can see, J/K/L shortcuts are not just useful for playback, but also in trimming on the fly in your Premiere Pro project!last_img read more

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India’s first uterine transplant performed

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first_imgA team of 12 doctors at the city’s Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute (GCLI) successfully completed the highly complex and delicate procedure of India’s first uterine transplant on a woman from Solapur district on Thursday.The woman suffers from congenital absence of uterus and is to be fitted with her mother’s womb to enable her to conceive normally.The operation, in which the uterus was retrieved from the donor and transplanted into the recipient around 9 a.m., stretched well beyond its projected eight-hour duration exceeding 12 hours in time. The surgeons are retrieving the uterus using a laparoscopic technique. According to team members, the surgery was successful. While the donor’s health is fine, the recipient has been placed under a 24-hour observation, said Dr. Sanjeev Jadhav, one of the members of the team.Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar, Medical Director, GCLI, who headed the surgery, was not available for comment.Earlier, Dr. Puntambekar said the recipient would remain in the ICU for a week and for another fortnight in the general care following the surgery.“During this period, the transplanted uterus will be studied,” he said. The immediate success of the surgery could then be assessed after sonography studies which would determine whether the uterus was getting regular blood flow and functioning normally. The hospital, which has been granted a licence by the State Directorate of Health Services to carry out the uterus transplant, is scheduled to conduct another womb transplant on Friday on a 24-year-old woman from Baroda who suffers from Asherman’s Syndrome (scar tissue in the uterus) and who will receive her mother’s womb.Still in its nascent, experimental stage, only a handful of these operations have met with success in other countries, primarily in Sweden.The operations are meant to help women who want to conceive but cannot because they were born without uterus, suffered damage to it or had to have it removed.Organ rejectionHowever, the 20-odd uterine transplant operations round the world have often been frustrated by organ rejection (in which the patient’s immune system attacks the organ; an infection of the organ; or problems with the organ’s blood supply.)In 2012, doctors at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden led by Dr. Mats Brännström performed nine uterus transplants, resulting in five births. Two of the nine transplants failed during the first year after the surgery and had to be removed.The first baby, born to the recipient in 2014, was delivered prematurely through Caesarean section, and was healthy.If the surgery is successful, both the recipients will be able to conceive using in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) and have children. Both donor and recipients undergo screening procedure post which the uterus is retrieved and transplanted in the recipient, who undergoes three surgeries.The first uterine transplant in the U.S., which was performed in February last year on a 26-year-old woman from Texas, Lindsey MacFarland, at a Cleveland clinic in Ohio, failed despite the efforts of a team of highly experienced doctors who had practised on animals and cadavers.It was the first of 10 uterine transplants planned by the clinic, in an experimental programme meant to enable women without uterus to become pregnant and give birth.In April 2000, a woman who received uterus transplant in Saudi Arabia (considered to be the world’s first uterus transplant) needed the organ removed barely three months after the operation. In that case, the organ deteriorated after clots blocked the blood supply.Another woman in Turkey received uterus transplant from a deceased donor in 2011, and while she was able to conceive, she unfortunately miscarried.In the Swedish trials, the uterus came from a live donor unlike the U.S., where the donor was deceased.Some experts have expressed concern about the operations, terming them an invasive surgical procedure fraught with risks.last_img read more

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Tiger on prowl in MIHAN: forest officials

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first_imgAn adult tiger has been spotted in Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur (MIHAN) in Maharashtra, forest officials said on Tuesday.The forest department had installed several cameras traps in MIHAN on Saturday after they got information about a tiger sighting near the Infosys campus road here.Authorities have alerted workers and people living in villages in and around MIHAN about the presence of the big cat.The tiger’s presence was confirmed after the inspection of camera traps in the area, deputy conservator of forests (Nagpur) Prabhunath Shukla said.“Forest officials and MIHAN authorities have taken necessary steps to avoid any untoward incident,” Mr. Shukla said.Several tech companies including Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys, HCL, Dassault Reliance Aerospace Ltd (DRAL) etc. have their campuses in the area.last_img read more

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Icy season So far 673 icebergs counted in shipping lanes off Newfoundland

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first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Newfoundland’s spectacular iceberg-viewing season continues to mean major hazards in North Atlantic shipping lanes.About 673 icebergs have drifted into North Atlantic shipping lanes off the island’s east coast so far this year, said Gabrielle McGrath, commander of the U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol.That’s almost as many as the 687 counted during the whole ice season last year, ending in late September.“There’s definitely quite a lot of icebergs still up to the north,” McGrath said Friday from her home base in New London, Conn., after surveillance flights this week over the stretch known as Iceberg Alley.McGrath said it could still be a record season, but numbers are starting to come down and many bergs have melted.She says a big question is whether winds will bring several more of the floating sculptures farther south from where they were seen earlier this week off northeastern Newfoundland.Thick sea ice in the region and in the Strait of Belle Isle is affecting ferry travel and nearby fisheries.One thing is certain: the mammoth slabs that originate from glaciers in Greenland still pose a serious danger for mariners, McGrath said.“Even the smallest iceberg can do great damage to a vessel. I would recommend that the captains still heed our warnings as they transit across the Atlantic to ensure their safety from iceberg collision.”McGrath said she knows of no incidents involving vessels that have followed the patrol’s advice.“We’ve still maintained our perfect safety record through the season.”Regularly updated reports show how ships can detour farther south to avoid icebergs, often adding hundreds of kilometres to a trip.The International Ice Patrol was formed after the Titanic sank off southeastern Newfoundland in 1912. It works with Canadian partners to track icebergs and warn captains at sea.McGrath said the height of the icy season is typically around late May to early June.The last year the number of icebergs in shipping lanes approached previous records was 2014, with a total of 1,546 — the sixth most severe season since records began in 1900.Weather conditions can quickly move them.There were just 37 icebergs observed in shipping lanes on March 27, but the number soared to 272 a few days later as a low-pressure system of strong counter-clockwise winds dramatically shifted hundreds of them farther south.last_img read more

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Page Views for Print Magazines

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first_imgDeSilva + Phillips, the New York-based media banking firm, published a report yesterday on the state of celebrity media. If you’re in the business of celebrity media—particularly the print side—it’s a must read. Spoiler alert: The outlook is, uh, not so good.You can read FOLIO:’s full synopsis of D+P’s report here.But here’s one interesting point I didn’t include in the write-up. On page 12, Ken Sonenclar, the author of the report, makes an interesting argument—and possibly invents a new metric–for celebrity magazine publishers wrestling over the ad dollars fleeing print for the Web:”Celebrity magazines offer a degree of reach that even the dominant websites should envy. The best way to view this is via the language of the Web, where many celebrity magazine “page views” dwarf web page views. Consider US Weekly. In a four-issue month, the magazine will publish 384 pages (96 pages/issue). Taking the magazine’s recent average circulation of 1.9 million, and assuming a conservative pass-along multiplier of three, yields in excess of 2 billion page views for US Weekly per month. That is seven times the page views of TMZ, the Web site with the most page views.” Calculating page views for print magazines. Did we just invent a new, viable metric here? Or is it merely the last (faint) gasps of desperation for a dying medium?last_img read more

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Good Friday break for equities forex commodities and bond markets

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first_imgIndia’s equity, commodities, forward contract, forex, and bond markets are closed on account of Good Holiday leading to a long weekend after a three-session week.IBT Media/ RaghavendraStock and commodity exchanges and forex and bond markets are closed on Friday for the second time this week, reducing the available trading sessions to just three. The market was closed for Mahavir Jayanti on Wednesday, sandwiching the week’s third trading day between two holidays.Stock markets in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, France, the UK, Germany, the US, Italy and Spain, among others, are shut on Good Friday marking an extended weekend. Japan, the only major market open for trading on Friday, saw its benchmark Nikkei 225 index rise 0.67 percent or 147 points, to 22,238 in early trade, responding to gains in US stocks the previous day. Overnight Wall Street trade saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average gain 0.4 percent, and the S&P500 advanced 0.2 percent while Nasdaq moves up 0.1 percent.India’s domestic commodity exchanges NCDEX and MCX are shut for both morning and evening sessions. The forex market is also closed on Friday, but the rupee gained 25 paise overnight to touch 69.35. The Indian rupee has finished the week 18 paise down. A pedestrian walks past a stock indicator board displaying share prices of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Tokyo is the only major share market open on Friday while others are closed for Good Friday. Benchmark Nikkei rose 0.67 per cent in early trade, tracking overnight movement in US markets. (Representational image)BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty ImagesThursday’s trading saw the benchmark BSE Sensex slip 135 points, or 0.34 percent, to 39,140 with 23 of the 30 constituents that make up the index ending in the red. NSE’s Nifty slipped to 11,753, down 34 points or 0.29 percent with 31 shares of the 50-scrip index weakening and 19 gainings. Sensex and Nifty are 0.96 percent and 0.94 percent, respectively, up for the week.The market will open on Monday after the weekend for a full five sessions of trade with Sensex and Nifty teetering on the brink of uncertain territory amid high volatility. NSE’s volatility index India VIX gained another 4.81 percent to close on Thursday at 22.73 points after opening the day at 21.69 points and coming off the intra-day high of 23.04. The high volatility is expected to continue as the general election 2019 is going on with 93 constituencies having gone to poll in the second round on Thursday. Market experts warn of continuing volatility, though the market has been bullish on the belief that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will return to power for a second term at the head of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government.last_img read more

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WATCH Marco Rubio Faces Students Questions Over His Acceptance Of NRA Money

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first_img Share Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says he would support raising the age limit to 21 for those wanting to purchase AR-15-style rifles.“If you are 18 years of age, you should not be able to buy a rifle,” Rubio said at a CNN town hall meeting Wednesday night. “I will support a law that takes that right away.”Rubio, who has an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association, said he does not support arming teachers, but does support background check regulation reform.Rubio also said he was “reconsidering” his position on high-capacity magazines. “I’ll tell you why,” he said, “because while it may not prevent an attack, it may save lives in an attack.”The comments represent a softening for a lawmaker whom the NRA has endorsed and praised as someone who has “vigorously fought to promote and defend the right to keep and bear arms.”One week after the deadly shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 people, lawmakers and a representative of the NRA faced tough questions from students, teachers and parents at a CNN town hall meeting to discuss how to prevent such tragedies in the future.Michael Laughlin/Sun Sentinel/TNS/Getty ImagesMarjory Stoneman Douglas student Cameron Kasky asked Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., if he will continue to accept money from the NRA during a CNN town hall meeting on Wednesday.Rubio was joined by Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., started by answering parents and students at the event in Sunrise.Rubio was the lone Republican lawmaker on the panel, as CNN’s Jake Tapper said both President Trump and Florida Gov. Rick Scott declined invitations to attend.Throughout the event, Rubio found himself in the hot seat, fielding the majority of the questions.One of them came from Cameron Kasky, a junior who survived the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and drew cheers and applause from the audience: “Sen. Rubio, can you tell me right now that you will not accept a single donation from the NRA?”Rubio’s response did not appear to satisfy the audience: “These positions I hold on the Second Amendment, I’ve held since the day I entered office in the city of West Miami as an elected official,” he said, adding, “People buy into my agenda.”The Florida senator also said it is not the NRA’s money that has a large impact on gun policy. “The influence of these groups comes not from money,” Rubio said. “The influence comes from the millions of people that agree with the agenda, the millions of Americans that support the NRA.”When Sen. Nelson was asked by junior Samantha Grady — who was shot twice at at the school last week — what he would do to strengthen background checks, he said that there are so many other things that can be done, but that “when you get right down to it, the gun is what is going to do the killing.”Nelson added, “I’ve always had guns. I’ve hunted all my life. I still hunt with my son, but an AK-47 and an AR-15 is not for hunting — it’s for killing.”Deutch furthered Nelson’s sentiment, challenging Rubio, who said there were too many loopholes in assault weapons bans.“If there is a problem with the assault weapons ban … if there was a problem with the way that was written, if there were too many loopholes for people trying to get around it to utilize, then let’s bring up the assault weapons ban and close all those loopholes, so we have a bill that keeps people safe,” Deutch said.National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch offered the organization’s response to the massacre.When asked by Emma González, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, if it should be harder for people to obtain semi-automatic weapons, Loesch focused on the mental state of those purchasing firearms.Speaking about the gunman, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, Loesch said, “I don’t believe that this insane monster should have ever been able to obtain a firearm — ever.”Loesch said that she spoke for herself and the millions of members of the NRA in saying that “none of us support people who are crazy, who are a danger to themselves, who are a danger to others getting their hands on a firearm.”The NRA does believe there is a need to strengthen background checks, and for state and federal law enforcement to follow up on “red flags,” such as social media postings as a form of prevention, she said.Loesch also took aim at what she sees as flaws in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, citing a fact that states are not federally mandated to report convictions to the system.The spokeswoman argued that last week’s shooting as well as one last November in Sutherland Springs, Texas, could have been prevented by more thorough reporting to the database. In Sutherland Springs, the gunman killed 26 and was able to purchase firearms because the Air Force failed to submit his convictions on domestic abuse charges while enlisted.Students, teachers and parents of victims asked Loesch about the actions the NRA is taking to prevent more school shootings.Loesch noted that the NRA supports banning bump stocks and promotes safety in schools with its National School Shield program that focuses on “improving school security in an effort to help prevent national tragedies at educational institutions in America.”“It’s up to the school and the parents of those schools if they want to use those resources and use those suggestions,” she said.“If [schools] want to have armed guards, if they want to have retired military, if they choose and teachers volunteer to be armed…that’s up to each individual school … but if they also want a solution that doesn’t involve firearms. If they want to talk about checkpoint systems, if they want to talk about reinforcing doors, the NRA, our resources are at their disposal,” she said.Loesch was joined on stage by Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, who responding to President Trump’s comments in which he supported arming teachers with firearms, said, “I don’t believe teachers should be armed. I believe teachers should teach, but that’s exactly what’s wrong with this country.”When asked about raising the age limit for purchasing firearms, Loesch defended the NRA’s position.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

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Billionaire Entrepreneur Mark Cuban Bitcoin Has No Shot as a LongTerm Digital

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first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Mark Cuban invests in a motley mix of businesses, from the big (Magnolia Pictures, the Dallas Mavericks and Dropbox) to the small (a candied pretzel startup, a Snapchat-like texting app and a sippy cup maker). And the list goes on and all over the board. But the veteran tech mogul isn’t putting his money behind Bitcoin. Not yet.  “Nope, I haven’t invested in Bitcoin yet,” Cuban told Entrepreneur.com on the set of Shark Tank. “I go up and down on it.”He seemed pretty down on it back in March, when he told USA Today at SXSW that he think’s Bitcoin is “great as an encryption technology,” but not as a cryptocurrency. Not for the long haul. The future, he predicts, isn’t bright for Bitcoin as a cryptocash.Related: Billionaire Entrepreneur Mark Cuban: ‘Failure is Part of the Success Equation’Like many, Cuban compares Bitcoin to gold and says central banks will never let it truly succeed. He also noted that “no one” that he knows in traditional sales who accepts it as payment keeps it as Bitcoin: “They all translate it to dollars.” And, if they convert the digital money to traditional fiat money, in his mind, it’s not a currency.Gold Could Collapse Just Like Bitcoin Did http://t.co/612372yB98— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) April 28, 2013 September 26, 2014 3 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. “As a transport mechanism, an accounting digital transport mechanism, it’s unique and has a great opportunity in the future,” Cuban told USA Today. “I think it’s got no shot as a long term digital currency.”Related: PayPal Embraces Bitcoin Payments, Partners With BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoinIf the Dallas Mavericks owner ever does jump on the Bitcoin bandwagon, he says it would be purely for entertainment value. “I’d look at [buying] it, but more as fun. It’s almost like buying and selling baseball cards, but there’s definitely risk involved if you’re looking at it to be a long-term currency.”Will Cuban ever break down and add Bitcoin to his ever-exploding portfolio? “The jury’s still out,” he told us. We’ll have to wait and see.To see Cuban size up some promising startups outside of the Bitcoin realm, tune in tonight to the Season Six premiere of Shark Tank from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET/PT on your local ABC station.Related: Shark Tank’s ‘Mr. Wonderful’ on Teaching Kids About Money: ‘Put Their Noses In It, Like You’re Training a Puppy’ Register Now »last_img read more

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