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first_imgAs video service operators turn to OTT services to stay competitive, they are faced with managing multiple DRMs for a full multi-screen experience.Operators and OVPs are now realizing the true levels of cost and complexity associated with building and managing a multi-DRM platform. In fact, more than half are attempting an in-house DRM solution. But, a new white paper from Frost & Sullivan reveals that this strategy may be based on gross miscalculations.Get your copy and explore the argument behind build vs. buy which includes:• 5 cost considerations for a DRM solution• Key aspects of total cost of ownership for DRM• Best practice guidance on deploying secure content servicesDownload your copy of the white paper to understand the total cost of ownership for DRM in the context of OTT and why Frost & Sullivan sees DRM not simply as an anti-piracy solution, but as a business-enabling monetization.last_img read more

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first_imgShareTweet “While there are a number of cities around the world involved in the wider network, this MOU will strengthen our ties on a more localized level and create new opportunities in skills and learning across Ireland.“While it will of course be fantastic to have the support offered through the wider UNESCO network, building partnerships between cities here is equally as important in fostering a culture and standard of learning that is consistent and appealing to people who wish to study closer to home.”Chairperson of Derry and Strabane’s Learning City and Region initiative, Padraig Canavan, welcomed the MOU saying: “This is a positive move which will be widely welcomed by educators North and South. With the recent announcement of a City Deal for Derry and Strabane and the strong focus on education and skills development at the heart of the bid, signing this charter is another step closer to realizing our aspirations for the North West in terms of establishing a centre of learning excellence here in the city.“As a City Region we have always recognised the importance of lifelong education for better and more satisfying lives. “Learning Cities declares this loudly and seeks to align our resources to provide better access, pathways and outcomes for us individually, as a community and as an advocate for sustainable improvement through education.”UNESCO defines a learning city as one that promotes lifelong learning by encouraging learning in families, communities and in the workplace, enhancing the quality and excellence in learning and extending the use of modern learning technologies. This is turn lays the foundation for sustainable social, economic and environmental development.All of the cities signed up to the new charter, along with Belfast, as members of the Irish Learning City Network endeavour to create an island of learning, ensuring opportunities for accessible, life-long learning throughout Ireland.Mayor joins civic leaders in signing all-Ireland Learning Cities charter was last modified: May 15th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: Derry and Strabane CouncilMayor John BoyleMayor joins civic leaders in signing all-Ireland Learning Cities charter THE Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District, Councillor John Boyle, joined with civic leaders from across Ireland this week in signing a special Memorandum of Understanding dedicated to establishing a national network of Learning Cities.Mayor Boyle recently launched Derry and Strabane’s bid to become a UNESCO designated Learning City and was in Port Laoise for the signing which was attended by the Lord Mayor of Cork, Mick Finn, Deputy Mayor of Limerick, Eddie Ryan and Co-Chair of Dublin Learning City, Trevor Purtill.The city will find out in June if it has been successful in its bid to become a member of UNESCO’s global network of Learning Cities, promoting lifelong learning for everyone. The Mayor was joined by partners in the North West Regional College and Ulster University in signing the application, which will focus on the theme of Access for All in terms of Educational Pathways.UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, which aims to build peace through a coalition of nations committed to a range of international standards promoting cultural heritage and the equal dignity of all.According to Mayor Boyle, the endorsement from UNESCO will further enhance the profile of the City and District, and the MOU will place the focus on strengthening education links across the country.“I was delighted to see the campaign move to the next stage today in establishing a national network of cities committed to the UNESCO ethos of promoting learning,” he declared.last_img read more

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first_img foyle search and rescuePolicePolice and FSR praise ‘hero’ who raised alarm over person in River FoylePSNI FOYLE ShareTweet “A member of the public was walking along the path by the railway station and noticed a pair of shoes in the snow. “He walked over to the edge and saw a person in the water below. He raised the alarm and Police and Foyle Search and Rescue were on scene in minutes. “One trained volunteer from Foyle Search and Rescue bravely entered the freezing and fast flowing river and brought the person to safety.“Like a true hero, the man who spotted the shoes in the snow and raised alarm, slipped away in the commotion before anyone could thank him, after helping pull the person in the water and the FSR volunteer into safety. “Talk about being in the right place at the right time! “You know who you are and if you’re reading this, thank you.“It’s a sad reality that so many people suffer alone that don’t have to. “If you are struggling, its ok to not be ok. Its ok to get help but please get help. Here are some useful numbers to save to your phone. It just takes one phone call.“In an emergency, call 999. For non emergencies call 101.”FSR said: “At 21:22hrs on Tuesday 29/1/19 FSR Emergency Response Teams were tasked by the PSNI to reports from a member of the public that a person had entered the water. “Mobile Teams responded along with Boat Crews with a Jetski being launched. “Pager Co ordinator arrived on scene within minutes & observed a person in the water. “A Swiftwater Technician suited up & secured by a safety rope entered the water to rescue the person, with the asistance of PSNI personel on land then transferred the person immediately to an awaiting ambulance. “FSR would like to acknowledge the member of the Public who called 999. “The event you witnessed tonight would have been stressful and we would like to ensure you are Ok. “Please message us on our FB page or contact us during office hours on 02871313800 where someone will speak to you. “Appreciation to all ERT & second response teams who responded in sub zero conditions and to our Swiftwater Technician who entered the water to effect the rescue.”Police and FSR praise ‘hero’ who raised alarm over person in River Foyle was last modified: January 31st, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: POLICE in Derry and Foyle Search and Rescue have the praised the actions of a ‘hero’ last night who raised the alarm after spotting someone in the River Foyle.The selfless action sparked a major police and FSR operation which led to the person being successfully rescued from the icy waters.PSNI Foyle say; “It’s always a heart sinking moment when you hear on the radio, “person in the water” and last night was a very close call. last_img read more

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first_imgHome NewsWatch Local News Local Hometown Heroes To Receive Free Chick Fil A Sandwiches Tumblr BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – Local heroes are being appreciated by Chick-Fil-A.From May 7th – 11th from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Chick-Fil-A will be saluting all hometown heroes by giving them free Chick-Fil-A sandwiches.On Tuesday May 8th, Active Duty Military and Veterans will be able to stop in and grab a sandwich. May 9th Police and Law Enforcement can stop in. May 10th all healthcare workers can cash in on the freebie. An finally on May 11, Firefighters and EMT Personnel can come in and have a sandwich on Chick-Fil-A.Chick-Fil-A  knows all these people work hard and just wanted to do something nice.Chief Operating Officer CFA Beckley, Josh McFarland adds, “This week we just want to say thank you we appreciate what you do. We appreciate the way you serve the time that you put in and a chicken sandwich is just small way for us to show that appreciation.”To get your free sandwich just stop by one of the 11 participating Chick-Fil-A’s and present a valid work ID.The full list of participating Chick-Fil-A’s are:410 River Hill Dr, Ashland,KY1300 N. Eisenhower Drive, Beckley,WV3000 Charleston Town Ctr, Charleston,WV31 Crossroads Mall, Mt.Hope,WVF140 Grand Central Mall, Vienna,WV 26105385 Huntington Mall, Barboursville,WV148 Melody Farms Rd, Barboursville,WV261 Mercer Mall Rd, Bluefield,WV750 Oakvale Rd, Princeton,WV2509 Mountaineer Blvd, Charleston,WV210 Grand Central Ave, Vienna,WV Facebook Mail Google+ Next PostCrab Orchard Elementary To Host “Rockin’ It Old School” Party Pinterestcenter_img Local NewsNewsWatch Local Hometown Heroes To Receive Free Chick Fil A Sandwiches By Terell BaileyMay 07, 2018, 20:13 pm 882 0 Terell Bailey Bio Coming Soon Linkedin Previous PostA Fayette County woman has been arrested this evening on child abuse allegations Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Twitterlast_img read more

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first_img Google+ Local NewsNewsWatchTop Stories Princeton Renaissance Theater Receives “Significant” Donation By Tyler BarkerJan 21, 2019, 13:10 pm 734 0 PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) – Within the past five years, downtown Princeton has seen a renewal, a rebirth, a revival, and yes, a renaissance.   Through its continued efforts to changing the economic vitality through an artistic spirit and cultural heart, the Grassroots District in downtown is now thriving despite early skepticism.   Part of that process has come with the continued efforts to revitalize the former Royal/LaVon theater (renamed the Renaissance Theater to reflect the change of mindset on Mercer Street).  Although the timeline has changed, the mission and vision of that project continues to inspire those willing to invest in the spirit of community.“Originally when we purchased the former theater from Reverend Furchess with Jesus Victory Crucade, we were working to fundraise and continually do events to engage the local community,” said Greg Puckett, Executive Director with Community Connections and member of the Renaissance Blueprint Community team.  “Unfortunately, with the onset of the polar vortex back in 2014, that timeline was permanently altered when multiple water lines burst, causing flooding and other problems throughout the theater.   It was then we knew that we must start the gutting process much earlier than expected.”Designs for the theater were constructed and a vision for a downtown movie theater and performance exposition center started to become reality.   Both the Hunnicutt and Shott Foundations contributed funding to help start the restoration process and community donations became more crucial as time progressed.  “We pulled from every option necessary,” says Puckett.  “From the ‘Puckett in a Bucket’ fundraiser, numerous events downtown, loans, and simple community donations, we knew that every penny counts toward achieving our dreams.”To date, the theater has utilized over $400,000 to gut the facility and solidify the structure from over 100 years of wear and tear.   It has been completely reframed inside, a new roof has been installed and the former marquee was replaced due to the overwhelming stress that it placed on the façade.  Now, with the help of local businesses, that dream may be on track to becoming a reality.One such business, currently on Mercer Street, is Service Cleaners.   This well-known institution has greeted customers and served our area with the same community spirit since 1947.   Two years ago, after venturing back to her hometown from her current residence in Lake Norman, NC, Vicky Nelson Bridges, made a bold move to reinvest in her community.  “I can’t really describe it,” said Bridges.  “I spent the better part of my life here, and this street was where we cruised the strip, met our friends, and truly ‘grew up’.  I worked at Service Cleaners and Mercer Street was the place to be.   Although it took a turn for the worse over the years, Princeton is my home and I wanted to give back and make it better for the next generation to come.”Bridges said that after driving downtown, and seeing all of the murals and events going on, she knew she had to do something.  “I was at the Downtown Countdown event a few years ago, and I saw all of these families with kids enjoying time together.   They were sipping hot chocolate, listening to music, and when the fireworks were shot off at midnight, their faces lit up with the colors from the sky.   That’s what got me.”Bridges, a Registered Nurse by profession, left that event and bought Service Cleaners right after.  From there, she and Puckett renewed a friendship since their time as classmates at Princeton Senior High.  “He painted, and I brought a business that I knew nothing about.   Maybe I’m crazy, but I just think this area needs so much more and if I can help that happen, I’m fulfilling God’s work the way He wants me to.”To continue this process of giving back to her community, Bridges contacted Community Connections (the fiscal agent for the Renaissance Project and Theater), and requested a meeting to make a ‘significant’ contribution to restoration of the theater.   Although the total amount has not been disclosed, Puckett said the contribution will make a ‘dent’ in the efforts to restore the theater.“Let’s put it this way,” he said.  “If every person that would donate even a portion of this contribution, we would have this done in a matter of months and not years.  Vicky has a heart and soul that few people have, and I think she is one of the greatest, yet quietest, assets that this community has seen in recent years.  We are humbled and grateful for her contribution and I hope this is a sign of amazing things to happen in 2019.”The undisclosed donation will be used to start with new electrical infrastructure inside the theater, and work toward making the facility temperature controlled in the months to come.Bridges finished by saying, “I’m only one person, but I see the vision of what the Renaissance team is trying to accomplish.   If everyone would see that, imagine where we could be.”To give to the Renaissance Theater, tax deductible contributions can be sent to Community Connections, Inc.Within the past five years, downtown Princeton has seen a renewal, a rebirth, a revival, and yes, a renaissance.   Through its continued efforts to changing the economic vitality through an artistic spirit and cultural heart, the Grassroots District in downtown is now thriving despite early skepticism.   Part of that process has come with the continued efforts to revitalize the former Royal/LaVon theater (renamed the Renaissance Theater to reflect the change of mindset on Mercer Street).  Although the timeline has changed, the mission and vision of that project continues to inspire those willing to invest in the spirit of community.“Originally when we purchased the former theater from Reverend Furchess with Jesus Victory Crucade, we were working to fundraise and continually do events to engage the local community,” said Greg Puckett, Executive Director with Community Connections and member of the Renaissance Blueprint Community team.  “Unfortunately, with the onset of the polar vortex back in 2014, that timeline was permanently altered when multiple water lines burst, causing flooding and other problems throughout the theater.   It was then we knew that we must start the gutting process much earlier than expected.”Designs for the theater were constructed and a vision for a downtown movie theater and performance exposition center started to become reality.   Both the Hunnicutt and Shott Foundations contributed funding to help start the restoration process and community donations became more crucial as time progressed.  “We pulled from every option necessary,” says Puckett.  “From the ‘Puckett in a Bucket’ fundraiser, numerous events downtown, loans, and simple community donations, we knew that every penny counts toward achieving our dreams.”To date, the theater has utilized over $400,000 to gut the facility and solidify the structure from over 100 years of wear and tear.   It has been completely reframed inside, a new roof has been installed and the former marquee was replaced due to the overwhelming stress that it placed on the façade.  Now, with the help of local businesses, that dream may be on track to becoming a reality.One such business, currently on Mercer Street, is Service Cleaners.   This well-known institution has greeted customers and served our area with the same community spirit since 1947.   Two years ago, after venturing back to her hometown from her current residence in Lake Norman, NC, Vicky Nelson Bridges, made a bold move to reinvest in her community.  “I can’t really describe it,” said Bridges.  “I spent the better part of my life here, and this street was where we cruised the strip, met our friends, and truly ‘grew up’.  I worked at Service Cleaners and Mercer Street was the place to be.   Although it took a turn for the worse over the years, Princeton is my home and I wanted to give back and make it better for the next generation to come.”Bridges said that after driving downtown, and seeing all of the murals and events going on, she knew she had to do something.  “I was at the Downtown Countdown event a few years ago, and I saw all of these families with kids enjoying time together.   They were sipping hot chocolate, listening to music, and when the fireworks were shot off at midnight, their faces lit up with the colors from the sky.   That’s what got me.”Bridges, a Registered Nurse by profession, left that event and bought Service Cleaners right after.  From there, she and Puckett renewed a friendship since their time as classmates at Princeton Senior High.  “He painted, and I brought a business that I knew nothing about.   Maybe I’m crazy, but I just think this area needs so much more and if I can help that happen, I’m fulfilling God’s work the way He wants me to.”To continue this process of giving back to her community, Bridges contacted Community Connections (the fiscal agent for the Renaissance Project and Theater), and requested a meeting to make a ‘significant’ contribution to restoration of the theater.   Although the total amount has not been disclosed, Puckett said the contribution will make a ‘dent’ in the efforts to restore the theater.“Let’s put it this way,” he said.  “If every person that would donate even a portion of this contribution, we would have this done in a matter of months and not years.  Vicky has a heart and soul that few people have, and I think she is one of the greatest, yet quietest, assets that this community has seen in recent years.  We are humbled and grateful for her contribution and I hope this is a sign of amazing things to happen in 2019.”The undisclosed donation will be used to start with new electrical infrastructure inside the theater, and work toward making the facility temperature controlled in the months to come.Bridges finished by saying, “I’m only one person, but I see the vision of what the Renaissance team is trying to accomplish.   If everyone would see that, imagine where we could be.”To give to the Renaissance Theater, tax deductible contributions can be sent to Community Connections, Inc. 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first_img WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) – Families with loved ones who rely on a caretaker may feel nervous after hearing about the recent caretaker arrests made after they took advantage of their clients.As parents and grandparents continue to age, family members may start to consider hiring a caretaker either privately or through an agency. Either way, multiple precautions are becoming more and more necessary to avoid tragedy.In some cases, it may be safer to hire through an agency.“We get references, we contact the references, we do criminal background checks,” said Mary Jenkins, the director of in-home services at the Raleigh County Commission on Aging. “It’s a luck of the draw. Someone can appear to be an excellent candidate for the program, and then they go in and do something stupid.”When things go wrong, your loved one could suffer. Authorities arrested two southern West Virginia caretakers earlier this year due to their actions on the job.Jessica Lunceford was accused of murdering 76-year-old Sylvia Washington and Susan Harrah was caught on camera stealing her clients’ credit cards.“It’s very saddening and disheartening when you see that people are taking advantage of a very frail group of people,” said Jenkins.The Raleigh County Commission on Aging said they are fully confident in the caretakers they send to clients. Hours go into training each and every one of them.To be sure you or your loved one’s caretaker is not taking advantage, keep an eye on valuables around the house. If you have a concern, contact the agency and the authorities to make a report, Home NewsWatch Health Loved Ones Concerned about Caretakers Due to Recent Events Google+ Mail Kassie Simmons Kassie Simmons joined the team in January 2019 as a weekend journalist. She graduated from Virginia Tech in just two and a half years with a BA in multimedia journalism.During her short time at Virginia Tech, she served as the editor for the university’s chapter of The Tab. Kassie was named the top reporter for The Tab at Virginia Tech on multiple occasions and made the list for the top 30 reporters for The Tab in the U.S. She also studied theater performance and minored in creative writing.Before coming to WOAY, Kassie interned at WSLS in Roanoke and the Tidewater Review in her hometown of West Point, Va. She has loved following breaking news since her childhood and has a passion for delivering the stories people care most about.Kassie is excited to be working in Southern West Virginia and looks forward to all the adventures ahead of her. You can follow her on Twitter at @KassieLSimmons and like her page on Facebook. If you have a story you think she should check out, send her an email at ksimmons@woay.com. Linkedin Pinterest Tumblr Facebook Twitter Previous PostPet Owners Prepare Furry Friends for Allergy Season Next PostOfficials Receive Backlash Over Animal Cruelty Sentences Health Loved Ones Concerned about Caretakers Due to Recent Events By Kassie SimmonsMar 27, 2019, 18:26 pm 442 0 last_img read more

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first_imgIt’s encouraging that Casey Research is finally talking more sensibly with respect to cryptos. Previously you have encouraged readers to buy bitcoin, which is nothing more than a digital fiat currency with no inherent value. The bitcoin mania was and is the same as the Tulip mania but on a grander scale. Gold-backed cryptos, on the other hand, have the inherent value of the underlying gold. Any fool can see the difference between bitcoin and a gold-backed cryptocurrency.– Stuart SHOCKING: This guy may have just signed his own death warrant… — Real assets are real wealth. That’s why in December 2017, I advised my readers that if they had excessive crypto profits to sell at least the cost basis and buy real assets with it. When the tokens return to their actual value, $0, you’ll have the real assets. In some cases, this could be $50-$100 million for young guys. They should consider buying a massive apartment complex with cash… this can always generate income through rent. As people age they learn real assets are more important than speculative fliers.There are always speculations out there – real assets are much harder to get control of.Over time, you’d be surprised how good this strategy feels. If the stock market takes a 20% dive overnight, I don’t care. I probably won’t buy more… I’d sit back and see what happens in the ensuing weeks, then make a buying decision when everyone is panicking.Keep in mind that in 2009 I liquidated my retirement accounts (modest funds here as I was 29 years old) and bought single-family rental homes in Ybor City, Tampa. I paid $10,000 for one home that had a mortgage on it for $165,000 the year prior. I paid $25,000 for a seven-bedroom home that had a $250,000 mortgage default judgment on it. My point here is… people were panicking and nobody was buying – that’s a market bottom.If I didn’t have some cash then, I would have just been a guy who watched the real estate rot until someone started buying it a year or two later.The third piece of my barbell strategy is the bar. That’s me… My job is to determine what will generate new capital. I have to decide where to put new weight on the bar.I have an office in Tampa shared with two of my friends. They worked at logistics company DHL years ago and came up with an idea related to cross-border shipping fulfillment. They took $20,000 in savings and started a company… seven years later selling it to FedEx for $45 million. REVEALED: America’s Last Stock Market ‘Loophole’This rogue trader mopped up more than $600 million worth of shares for a single client on the sly… Using a “loophole” big hedge funds rely on to cover their tracks (while making OBSCENE amounts of money, year after year). It’s called the “13-X Loophole”… After running all the data in a historical trial from the last 7,140 trading days… the average gain from his top 150 plays is a rare 2,418%! Recommended Link Justin’s note: As regular readers know, the markets look like they’re heading lower in 2019. We’ve showed you why (and how to prepare) in recent essays, which you can catch up on here, here, and here.Today, we’re sharing another important piece to help you sleep well at night as stocks tumble. The following is a unique approach that’s worked well for Strategic Investor editor E.B. Tucker. Read on to see how you can come out of the storm better than anyone else.I spend 0% of my time worrying about – or preparing for – a crash. Here’s why.I run a “barbell strategy” with my personal assets.Picture a metal bar with weights on it. On one side, I have real assets. These are physical gold, unleveraged property (if you owe on it you don’t own it), and cash value on whole life insurance. These assets are incredibly boring, but they represent real wealth. I think it’s also fair to include some stalwart stocks on this end of the barbell. I also own world-class, dividend-paying stocks. These blue-chip stocks are so boring, I don’t even look up the quotes – they’re not about making huge gains… they’re just equity in big, stable firms.The other side of the barbell is much more exciting and carries more risk. I’m in tons of private placements. I must have done six to eight last quarter… I have a massive position in a Canadian-listed gold royalty firm where I’m on the board and chair of the executive committee. The takeaway here is I have a lot of very high-risk investments that are paying big for me right now.But these two ends of the barbell must be balanced to avoid catastrophe. When I have ABC mining stock shoot up 300% after I do a placement, I sell half of it, or more. I take that money and split it between the ends of the barbell. I want to keep the real asset side balanced, then keep taking risk with the other side. The funny thing is, these guys have no clue what to do with money. Worse yet, they’re resistant to any guidance.To be clear, I do not offer guidance to anyone, ever. If people ask, I tell them what I think, which usually makes them uncomfortable. That’s a sign I’m right.One terrible trade my suitemates can’t get enough of is shorting the S&P 500. Their logic is they’ll get a huge payday soon and be able to roll that payday into index funds for the next upcycle. In the meantime, I’m running my barbell strategy producing returns laughably higher than theirs.With so much money, you’d think they’d have a plan, but they don’t. They’re blown around from idea to idea, trying to outsmart the market… Over time, this ends in tears.So, in closing, I’d encourage you to consider my barbell management strategy – especially in this current market climate.Knowing you’ll still be wealthy no matter what the market does will help you sleep soundly in 2019.Regards,E.B. TuckerEditor, Strategic InvestorJustin’s note: To help you sleep well at night during any crisis, we put together a free report for you. It’s called the “Ultimate Crisis Playbook.” And it’s jam-packed with specific ways to help you turn this into a money-making opportunity. As you’ll see, there’s much more to know than just holding gold and setting aside extra cash. (Section 4, for example, is a detailed guide on buying and selling puts… and section 5 has critical information for what to do outside the stock market.) Click here to start reading now…Reader MailbagToday, readers respond to our featured interview with Doug Casey, Rick Rule, and Nick Giambruno on gold-backed cryptos. If you haven’t read it, make sure to catch up here and here.Many of the larger houses on par with Morgan Stanley will not trade bitcoin or cryptos, even if they’re platinum-backed. I’m not sold on cryptos. #justsayin’. Only my opinion.– Kirkcenter_img — Recommended Link Click here to discover the secret before it’s too late! Silicon Valley insiders did NOT want you to see this sensitive information about the hottest IPO in history. But now one of their own is revealing how ANYBODY can profit off the revolution driving the fastest-growing company in the world… BEFORE it goes public! I’m not sure how long this message can stay up… Click here now One of the greatest jobs of theft in the history of mankind is the so-called “bitcoin.” There is nothing permanent about its worth other than the American dollar and at its present rate of “growth,” they both will cease to exist on the failure of either one. The idea of the several “apps” that are beginning to appear will further weaken global monitory values, until and if a form of trade rises that is in itself valuable.  Everything else is dreaming. That includes all national monitories, since not one of them have a bit of value outside of our imagination! All of your so-called cryptos are like checks written on an empty bank account!  Their only worth is the gabber’s assurance, which is an empty box! Have fun playing your game.  It’ll come to a complete end shortly.– AnonymousAs always, if you have any questions or suggestions for the Dispatch, send them to us at feedback@caseyresearch.com.In Case You Missed It…Strange new kiosks are expected to be deployed by officials in 11 states…And no… it’s not a new type of ATM, voting machine, or bitcoin exchange station. Rather, it’s part of something we call “The Greatest Day in Stock Market History”…You can get the full story here.last_img read more

A solemn but hopeful scene Tuesday evening in the

first_imgA solemn, but hopeful scene Tuesday evening in the Jasper Courthouse Square.Walker County hosted its annual candlelight vigil for victims of domestic violence and other crimes. The event is the largest of its kind in Alabama.The event was free and open to the public, featured music and speakers. The keynote speaker for the event is Darlene Hutchinson Biel, President Donald Trump’s director of victim services from the Department of Justice.“Everyone forgets why we’re doing what we’re doing,” Biehl said. “That there are people hurting out there who have experienced just every kind of crime you can imagine.”If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, call the Daybreak Domestic Violence Shelter in Jasper at 205-387-1157.last_img

While many of us may not remember our first day of

first_imgWhile many of us may not remember our first day of kindergarten, it can be an overwhelming experience for children. That’s why the United Way of West Alabama and Holt Elementary School teamed up for their annual JumpStart program. The purpose of the program is to help children have a smoother transition from home life into school. June 28 was the last day for the students, and JumpStart coordinator Cathy Martin said the program continues to be a vital aspect of Tuscaloosa’s County’s newest students.“It’s very important that our children get the jump start into kindergarten because they have spent five years at home, five years on Grandma’s knee,” she said. “We have many that have a language barrier with Hispanics and they are not used to being told ‘No.’”According to United Way, JumpStart has helped more than 3,300 students for more than 17 years.last_img read more

LOS ANGELES AP — Although Kobe Bryant has been a

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Kobe Bryant has been asked many times, he still isn’t sure who would win a mystical game of one-on-one between the young Kobe in his No. 8 Lakers jersey and his older self, who wore No. 24.“I kind of go back and forth,” Bryant said with a sly grin. “But 8 has something that 24 will never, ever, ever have, and that’s the ability to grow hair.”The Lakers couldn’t choose, either. So they honored both eras of Kobe’s incredible career.In an NBA first, the Lakers on Monday night retired both jersey numbers worn by Bryant, the leading scorer in franchise history.Bryant attended the Lakers’ game against the Golden State Warriors for a halftime ceremony at Staples Center, which was packed with fans eager to bear witness once again to the beloved superstar scorer. Dozens of Bryant’s former teammates showed up, including Shaquille O’Neal and Derek Fisher, along with the Lakers’ usual cavalcade of celebrity fans.Former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant’s two jerseys are retired during a halftime ceremony at an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors in Los Angeles, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)“I feel great,” Bryant said after entering Staples Center while pushing a stroller containing Bianka Bella Bryant, his infant daughter. “I’m very proud I get to come here with my family. It feels good as a father to have my family come in and share this.”Bryant is the 10th player with a retired jersey for the 16-time NBA champion Lakers. His numbers were revealed high on the Staples Center wall, flanking the banner honoring Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn.“It’s not about the jerseys that are hanging up there for me,” Bryant told the cheering crowd. “It’s about the jerseys that were hanging up there before. They inspired me to play the game at a high level.”Magic Johnson and Lakers owner Jeanie Buss gave brief tributes to Bryant at halftime, with Magic boldly declaring, “We’re here to celebrate the greatest who ever wore the purple and gold.”Buss cleverly explained the reasoning behind the Lakers’ decision to hang two jersey numbers for Bryant: “If you separated each of the accomplishments under those numbers, each of those players would qualify for the Hall of Fame.”“I thank you for staying loyal to the purple and gold and remaining a Laker for life when it might have been easier for you to leave,” Buss added.FILE – At left, in a Jan. 25, 2013, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant goes up for a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/File)Along with Bryant’s 33,643 points, the five-time NBA champion and 18-time All-Star selection also leads the Lakers in games played (1,346), 3-pointers (1,827), steals (1,944) and free throws (8,378). Bryant is the third-leading scorer in league history.He also was the first player to spend at least 20 seasons with one franchise, and he is widely beloved in Southern California, where he still lives with his family.“He’s everything in this city,” said Lakers coach Luke Walton, Bryant’s teammate on the last two title teams.“To play his entire career for one organization, in modern sports, it really doesn’t happen very often anymore,” Walton added. “To go through two different championship runs, I think the Lakers are such a huge part of this city that people feel connected to him. … They feel as if they were on that journey with him, with us, and I think that’s why there’s such a connection.”The Lakers celebrated by closing down the street outside Staples Center and staging a street fair dubbed “Kobeland,” complete with a Ferris wheel and many other games and attractions. Thousands of fans crowded into the downtown streets several hours before the game just to appreciate the atmosphere.The Lakers typically only retire the numbers of players enshrined in the Hall of Fame. Bryant isn’t eligible until 2021, but the Lakers decided not to wait for that formality — and for Kobe, they doubled up the honor.Former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant watches as both of his jersey’s are retired during a halftime ceremony at an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors in Los Angeles, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Bryant switched jersey numbers halfway through his career, neatly dividing the eras of his 20 years with the Lakers. The No. 8 Bryant won three NBA titles, and the No. 24 Bryant won two more before retiring in 2016 with a stunning 60-point performance in his farewell game against Utah.Bryant even scored almost the same number of points in No. 8 (16,777) as he did in No. 24 (16,866).When pressed to pick his favorite era of his own career, Bryant reluctantly did it.“If 8 is playing 24 after he just ruptured his Achilles, then it’s a problem for 24,” Bryant said. “If 24 is playing 8 when he tore his shoulder, it’s a problem for No. 8. so it depends. … It’s really, really tough for me. I think 24 was more challenging, and I tend to gravitate to things that are harder to do, and physically for me, it was really hard to get up night in and night out. It was really a grind.”—GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more