United pays £15 million compensation package to Mourinho

first_imgThe former Manchester United coach is now free to sign with any club he wants, as he was paid already by the English Premier League giants.Manchester United has paid up a £15 million compensation package to Jose Mourinho after he was sacked by the English Premier League club.And now the manager can sign with any other team he wants, as his business with the Red Devils is done.“There are no issues over Jose’s contract with Manchester United,” a source close to the coach told The Daily Mail.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“Everything has been sorted.”“Jose is able to take on another job right now, but is in no rush.”“He is very relaxed about it and would be happy to wait until the end of the season if he needs to,” the source added.“There has been no contact, but they did get in touch with Jose after Lopetegui was dismissed, but he told them he was the manager of Manchester United and totally committed to the club.”last_img read more

DNA The 1 clue for Cold Cases

first_img Posted: September 4, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – In order to solve a crime, the minutes and hours after a crime is committed are considered to be the most critical for law enforcement. When a case goes unsolved, it heads to the cold case unit.That’s where a special team of investigators re-examine evidence- and as forensic technology advances, some cases find new life.KUSI’s Ginger Jeffries shed light on cold cases in San Diego in her installment of Cold Cases. Updated: 5:08 PM Ginger Jeffries, KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsPart 2: Ginger Jeffries, KUSI Newsroom, September 4, 2018 DNA: The #1 clue for Cold Cases Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Trinamool has helped people from all crosssections of society Hakim

first_imgKolkata: Mayor Firhad Hakim on Sunday urged the voters of the Kolkata North Lok Sabha constituency to cast their votes in favour of Trinamool Congress, as it has taken care of all cross-sections of people.He was addressing a meeting organised by the Hindi Janakalyan Manch at Binani Bhavan, Posta on Sunday afternoon. Sobhandeb Chattopahyay, state Power minister, Malay Ghatak, state Law minister, Shashi Panja, minister of state for Women and Child development and Social Welfare and Smita Bakshi, party MLA from Burrabazar, took part in the meeting. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAddressing the gathering, Hakim said the political parties have to answer the questions raised by the people about the development projects taken up by them in the past five years. “If one asks BJP about its achievements in the past five years, the party leaders will have to answer note ban, hasty implementation of GST, mounting unemployment and inciting one religion against the other,” Hakim said, adding that before coming to power in 2014, Modi had said Rs 15 lakh would be deposited in the bank account of every Indian, 10 crore youths will get jobs in five years and banning of high value notes will stop the inflow of black money in the market. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateHowever, in reality, “the note ban has brought economic disaster to the country, 2 crore youths have lost jobs due to note ban and the inflow of black money has not stopped,” he said, adding: “Narendra Modi is a big flop.” On the contrary, Mamata Banerjee has kept all her promises, Hakim said. “Poor people are getting rice at Rs 2/kg, Kanyashree has benefitted 60 lakh girls and Sabuj Sathi has benefitted one crore students who got cycles free of cost. Her schemes have helped people of all cross-sections.”last_img read more

Preparing for the Future of AI

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Artificial intelligence is taking the world by storm, and many experts posit that the technology has brought us to the cusp of a fourth industrial revolution that will fundamentally alter the business landscape. AI and machine learning are responsible for a constant stream of innovation and disruption in the way organizations operate. To avoid being left behind, business leaders need to prepare for this future now.While the earliest iterations of AI emerged in the 1950s, hardware limitations prevented the technology from reaching its true potential. Of course, the amount of processing power in our pockets today would have astounded scientists in that era, and advanced algorithms are allowing us to put it to work, combing through reams of data in seconds at the mere touch of a button.AI isn’t exactly real intelligence, but it is capable of spotting patterns buried deep within data sets that human eyes may or may not notice, and in a fraction of the time. Additionally, due to deep learning techniques, it’s capable of learning and improving over time, meaning it becomes more and more effective at its job. Thanks to this functional facet, AI is powering an exciting array of applications from investment strategies to autonomous vehicles.AI is sweeping through one industry after another, and while the technolgy is still in its infancy, it’s important to get started implementing now, so you don’t fall behind in the future. Rome wasn’t built in a day, so its safe to assume that implementation of AI technology won’t happen overnight either. To position your company in the sweet spot to grasp this incredible opportunity now, here are three steps to follow.Related: This Is How to Get Started With AI When the Only Thing You Know Is the Acronym1. Cultivate an open culture.According to McKinsey, a profit gap is already emerging between early AI adopters and those who have yet to implement the technology. Unfortunately for the firms that are being left behind, catching up is more than the matter of purchasing new software.While the tempo of technological change is difficult enough to keep up with, the pace of cultural change is glacial. To take advantage of AI requires a team effort, which necessitates organizations build that culture of trust and openness to encourage collaboration. Encourage this kind of open culture now — for example, promote cross-team collaboration, invite process experimentation and redefine key performance initiatives — to foster positive attitudes toward technological change and AI adoption.Related: Ready or Not, It’s Time to Embrace AI2. Partner with the pioneers.AI is on the bleeding edge of technological innovation, and the pioneers pushing it to the next innovative level are startups. These small companies aren’t going it alone, however. From financial institutions to automotive companies, large organizations are funding incubators and accelerators to nurture the next generation of startups whose technology will change industries.Working with startups has a couple advantages for bigger companies. According to Hossein Rahnama, founder and CEO of Flybits, “Joining up with a young company gives each entity a partner to lean on and grow with over the years.” He adds, “Through these partnerships, you’re not just procuring technology; you’re gaining access to talent, consulting services, new ideas, and more.” Working with small, agile startups provides an excellent launchpad for technology strategy and adoption.Related: These 3 Businesses Are Already (and Creatively) Using AI to Automate Key Operational Tasks3. Capitalize on creativity.AI can crunch numbers better than anyone you could ever hope to hire, but it can’t do everything. It certainly can’t exercise creative problem-solving capabilities, and it’s still up to your employees to turn the insights AI unlocks into high-level strategies that drive business value.The issue is that many companies see AI as the remover of jobs, when really it is a job creator and efficiency upper. Instead of requiring a creative team to constantly multitask between crunching the numbers and strategy, use AI to perform some of the grunt work, and free up your creative teams to do what they do best. The initial implementation might make operations less efficient, but over time, your marketing and other creative teams will become much better at wielding the technology. With a bit of experience, they’ll aim it at the right data to determine your company’s next step in reaching its goals.As AI becomes more widespread, it will morph from a competitive advantage to the price of admission. To keep pace with the rest of the pack, start creating an implementation strategy today. September 17, 2018 Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 4 min readlast_img read more

Most Americans have the misconception that Iran an

first_imgMost Americans have the misconception that Iran and Iraq hate each other. During what is known as the First Persian Gulf War, Iran and Iraq were at war for almost a whole decade in the 1980s. Iran was the dominant Gulf state up until the Iranian Revolution in 1979, when the Western-backed Pahlavi dynasty was replaced with an Islamic republic led by Ayatollah Khomeini. After the revolution in Iran, Iraq was backed by the same Western countries that backed the now ousted Shah Reza Pahlavi. Iraq then went on the offensive and invaded Iran in 1980. Why did Iraq invade Iran in 1980? There are many reasons, but a major one was the fact that Iraq’s majority is Shiite. Let’s not forget that the majority of Iran’s citizens associate themselves with the Shi’a branch of Islam. Remember Saddam Hussein? Well he was a Sunni, and the Sunnis were in control in Iraq. Saddam Hussein and the Iraqi military were backed by the US, Britain, and other Western countries. Saddam invaded Iran to establish Iraq as the dominant Gulf state, and to also suppress the Shi’a majority from revolting in Iraq. (If you need it, here’s a refresher on what Sunni and Shi’a are.) Now back to the First Persian Gulf War. Iraq invades Iran, Iran fights back, and the war lasts for eight years. The first year or so had the Iraqis invading Iran and making some ground, but the Iranians got themselves together after the chaos of the revolution, actually forced back the Iraqi invasion, and regained control of the land they’d lost. After gaining all lost territory by the middle of 1982, Iran now went on the offensive for six years. So, this is the reason most Americans and the Western world believe Iran and Iraq hate each other. But things have changed considerably since the First Persian Gulf War. The eight-year war cost both Iran and Iraq dearly economically, and war and chaos is never good for oil-producing regions. Saddam Hussein decided in 1990 to invade Kuwait, not for its towers, but for oil. I’ve spent time in Kuwait, and there isn’t much going on but oil. In what is known as Operation Desert Storm, led by the US, the Iraqi military was put in its place, and a ceasefire agreement was quickly signed. Saddam Hussein publicly claims victory and maintains control of Iraq, but is forced out of Kuwait. In 2003, Iraq is invaded, led by the US again. Saddam was captured and hanged, and eventually a new government was put in place. This is where things get very interesting. Now the government of Iraq is ruled by Shiites. The government of Iran is also Shi’a dominated, with the majority of the population being Shiite. Iran, which has the second-largest natural-gas reserves in the world, is going to do a deal—the largest gas deal to date. But this contract to sell gas from Iran isn’t with China or India. No, it’s going to its new BFF, Iraq. Yes, oil-rich Iraq needs natural gas from Iran, and lots of it. The deal would feed Iraqi refineries with over 700 million cubic feet of gas a day, which is over 250 billion cubic feet of gas a year. That’s a lot of gas. And the amount may double soon. If the countries do double the contract (which there are talks of doing), that would be about 1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas feeding Iraqi refineries from Iran every two years, worth multibillions of dollars to Iran. It’s no secret that Iran is being backed by Russia and China. Iran is going to be getting much-needed revenue by selling gas to its new BFF, and more revenue to the government will equate to more stability with the existing government in Iran. Is the momentum shifting toward Shiite rule in the Middle East? What would happen to the price of oil if Saudi Arabia had a Shiite uprising? Chaos would result, and that is never a good thing for oil production. Libya is a recent example of a country which has had significant difficulty in returning to pre-conflict oil production levels. The same can be said with Iraq and Iran, which both experienced significant decreases in oil production. Higher Brent Oil prices would result—prices which would exceed previous highs. How real is this scenario? Very real. It’s as real as sworn enemies becoming Best Friends Forever. Just as real is the opportunity to make life-changing gains from all this chaos. To do so, you have to know which countries are most dependent upon Middle Eastern oil, and which oil producers will benefit most from high Brent oil prices. Do you know the answers to these questions? We do. And if you give the Casey Energy Report a try, not only will you know too, you’ll be in position to profit from the knowledge. With energy prices set to explode, now’s a perfect time to take us up on our three-month, risk-free trial offer. Additional Links and Reads Election Win Maintains Japanese Reactor Restart Policy (World Nuclear News) Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe once again secured an election victory, this time in the upper house of the Japanese parliament. This breaks a deadlock which has been present for the past three years. It also paves the way to Japan continuing its policy of restarting its nuclear reactors. Once that begins, we are sure that other countries will begin to follow suit. Egypt Begins Work on Amending Constitution (USA Today) Here we go again: Egypt will once again be amending its own constitution. If you remember, the last time this happened, then-President Mohammed Morsi and his critics got into a series of arguments, leading to Morsi declaring that his decisions are not subject to review. That in turn led Egypt down a dangerous path which ended in another coup d’état. Could this be history repeating itself? Iraq Crude Exports Fall for Second Month on Attacks, Bad Weather (Bloomberg) Not only does Iraq need natural gas in order to keep its natural-gas power plants going, it also seems to be facing reduced production from its oil wells. Business in Iraq is tough attacks from insurgents, bad weather, and poor infrastructure have all hampered its ability to increase oil production. In their desperation, it will be interesting to see whom the Iraqis will run to for help, since it might not be the Americans.last_img read more

first_img — L: I guess that explains how I got this job, with no relevant papers. Doug: Of course…you’re not a dog or a horse, for cryin’ out loud. We don’t need pedigree papers to identify talent we can see. L: Another example in which training is desirable, and not a corruption of education, would be the military schools. Generals like rote, conditioned behaviors. Doug: They do indeed. And soldiers need to learn practical skills, deeply ingrained, that can keep them alive under very difficult circumstances. Military academies are like advanced trade schools. I very nearly went to West Point. The only reason I didn’t is because I went to a four-year military boarding high school. In those days, military boarding schools were rather gruesome. I decided that I’d had quite enough of shining shoes, marching in squares, and saying “Yes, Sir!” to people I had no respect for. L: Is that why you’re an anarchist, Doug? Was your response to that training to go as far in the opposite direction as you could go? Doug: Well, let’s not say that I have a problem with authority. I just have a problem with people telling me what to do. L: Okay, well, I get the criticism of higher education, and I see the broad strokes of your proposed alternative educational strategy, but what about younger children? You seem to be saying that the very idea of the classroom is a bad one, public or private. Doug: As a matter of fact, when I got out of college in 1968, I needed a job and I got one: teaching sixth grade in Hobart, Indiana, the heart of Blues Brothers country. I only did it for one semester, but one thing really impressed me deeply: most of my co-workers were complete morons. They were people Jay Leno would feature on his Jay Walking videos if he’d ever met them. They had so little knowledge of the world and anything that matters, I was embarrassed to be called a teacher. There are exceptional teachers, of course, but by and large, they are not the best and the brightest, they’re losers. I wouldn’t want to expose my progeny, if I had any, to a random collection of people who want to be government employees imprisoning kids for six hours a day. L: Does that apply to private schools as well? Doug: As I said, I went to a private military high school. Were my teachers any better than others? I suspect they were…but can’t prove it. I’m sure there are some places, like Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, that pay more and probably attract a better grade of teacher. But if anything is worth doing, it’s worth doing well, and in education, that means doing it yourself. Which means read, read, read. L: So, your general view is that homeschooling is the way to go for younger children? Doug: Exactly. Though I’m sure you’ll sympathize with me when I say that I think toddlers ought to grow up for a couple years with wolves, so they can toughen up a bit and learn some survival skills. Kids are way overprotected these days. They are so isolated and insulated from reality, it’s totally counterproductive. Sadly, it’s hard to find a good wolf today. So it’s homeschool, then college only for technical trades and for the largely cosmetic advantages of an Ivy League pedigree. For most people, just reading books and then going out into the real world and doing stuff is way smarter, cheaper, and more productive. The difference between a properly educated kid and one subjected to conventional training is the difference between the Arnold Schwarzenegger character and the Danny DeVito character in the movie Twins. And for God’s sake, don’t send your kids to business school. Better they should try some real businesses instead. Whether they succeed or fail, they’ll learn much more. L: That would put hundreds of thousands of people in the education business out of work. According to you, they are ill-equipped for productive work…doesn’t sound like a politically viable reform plan, Doug. Doug: The ones who are any good would rise to the occasion and do something better with their time. And those who are not…well, we need people to clean toilets and sweep streets. At least they’d be away from our kids. And all this dead weight is expensive. I understand that the per-pupil cost of public schooling in the U.S. is running $10,000 to $12,000 per year. And college is $40,000 to $50,000 per year. There’s no reason, no excuse, for it to cost so much. Teachers who are any good could do as they did in ancient Greece and Rome, and solicit students. They could teach in their houses or in rented facilities, and compete with each other. They’d have every incentive to strive for the lowest cost and highest-quality service and they’d make more money, because most of the money spent on so-called education these days goes to administration and overhead. Not towards getting superstar teachers. L: I can imagine a future in which the best teachers are celebrities, rich superstars. People would compete for spots in their classes. What would someone with a real passion for astrophysics pay to be able to study with Stephen Hawking? Doug: That’s exactly what I mean. And instead of having reason to conform as teachers do now, being members of unions, they’d have reason to excel. Unions have a well-established interest in making sure no one stands above the average, so they foment a culture that guarantees mediocrity. The whole educational system in the U.S. needs to be flushed. Unfortunately, just the opposite is happening. The Obama people want to give everyone a college education, probably including really useful mandatory courses in Gender Studies, Global Warming, and Marxist Economic Theory. Why stop there? Everyone ought to have a post-grad education as well. (Interviewed by Louis James, Editor, International Speculator) This interview was first published on October 21, 2009 Editor’s Note: In yesterday’s Weekend Edition, Casey Research founder Doug Casey debunked the popular belief that you must go to school in order to have an education. Today, Doug explains why the whole U.S. educational system needs to be dismantled… Louis James: I’ve long thought similarly about what we call a “liberal arts education” today. Paying lots of money to read literature with friends seems patently silly, and to have someone tell you what some long-dead artist really meant seems arrogant to boot. But there are also things like physics, chemistry, and medicine. When I was a physics major at RPI, I was glad to have all sorts of laboratories and machine shops at my disposal: stuff I could never have built in my backyard… Doug: I totally agree with you on that. Aside from the patina and connections I’ve been talking about, there are two valid reasons for going to a university. One is to study a hard science. You can still learn these on your own, but you’re right; it helps a lot to have the labs and so forth. That’s worth paying for. The second reason is if you need a piece of paper that shows you’ve jumped through hoops other people recognize. In other words, if you’re going into a trade, like doctoring, lawyering, or engineering, for which you need a certificate in order to be able to hang a shingle without getting arrested, that’s okay because it’s necessary. Well, maybe not for lawyering. We have entirely too many lawyers in the world today. They’ve turned from expert helpers to parasites at considerable risk of overwhelming the host body. Another degree I would strongly advise anyone against getting is an MBA, which has, regrettably, become a very fashionable degree. In our shop, if anyone applies for a job, an MBA is an active strike against them. They’d have to come up with a really good explanation for why they spent all that money and two years of extra time to get something that serves no useful purpose. It’s amazing, when you stop and think about it. The professors who teach MBA courses are not successful business people out making millions in the economy: they’re academics! Successful business people with proven track records wouldn’t work for their wages. These academics have no hands-on experience and are teaching theories, most of which are based on completely phony and fallacious economics. Don’t get conned into this gross misallocation of time and money. An MBA is worse than useless. Only a fool would rather have one than the $100,000, the lost income, and the two years of lost time and experience it costs. “My Wife Took Almost Everything” When James Altucher got divorced in 2008, his wife took a huge cut of his savings. On top of that, he lost a fortune in the crash. He was so fed up, he started doing something completely different with his money… and since then, it’s helped him make over $3 million. Click here to see what he’s doing. Recommended Links – — – U.S. seniors can now earn income piggybacking “Canadian Social Security” Without living, working or even visiting Canada…Thousands of Americans are now earning up to $4,700 in monthly investment income by piggybacking “Canadian Social Security.” A new website shows you how… Click here to discover it now. Recommended Links Next Year: The Largest LEGAL Transfer of Wealth in History In 2016, vast amounts of assets and businesses will change hands. The greedy and foolish will lose everything while the wise and patient prosper. Click here to learn how you can protect yourself and profit. Why the U.S. is the next Greece 70-year-old multimillionaire reveals #1 step to survive America’s looming currency crisis. L: Like Luna, in Woody Allen’s Sleeper, who has a Ph.D. in oral sex? Doug: Yes. It’s insane. It’s another sign that the whole system in the U.S., not just education, is upside down and overdue for collapse. L: There’s no reforming such an entrenched system, supported by such powerful unions and a population that believes it can and should be fixed. On the other hand, the education system in the U.S. is such a dismal failure, people are opting out their kids in droves. So, with reality-reality vs. political reality, it could actually collapse. Maybe there is hope for a future in which there’s real education, simply because the old system implodes and disappears. Doug: It could happen. The U.S. Department of Education should be abolished. The National Education Association building in Washington DC should be boarded up or dynamited. No, better yet, cleaned out and sold on the market, so some entrepreneur can put it to some useful business purpose. L: It could be turned into a brothel. It would be more honest. Doug: It would. You’d actually get value for your money. L: Investment implications? Doug: I expect I’ll expand on this theme with an examination of publicly-traded online universities. They represent an interesting trend. L: Okay, well, thanks for another interesting talk. Doug: My pleasure. Doug Casey is a multimillionaire speculator and the founder of Casey Research. He literally wrote the book on profiting during economic turmoil. Doug’s book, Crisis Investing, spent multiple weeks as number one on the New York Times bestsellers list and was the best-selling financial book of 1980. Doug has been a regular guest on national television, including spots on CNN, Merv Griffin, Charlie Rose, Regis Philbin, Phil Donahue, and NBC News. Doug and his team of analysts write The Casey Report, one of the world’s most respected investment advisories. Each month, The Casey Report provides specific, actionable ideas to help subscribers make money in stocks, bonds, currencies, real estate, and commodities. You can try out The Casey Report risk-free by clicking here.last_img read more