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Is Aimia Inc (AIM) Heading Into A Tumultuous Chapter?

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Canadian loyalty and travel consolidator Aimia Inc (TSE:AIM) may be heading into a tumultuous chapter, after several large shareholders raised concerns about the upper echelon’s conduct at the last annual meeting on June 28.
'Canadian loyalty and travel consolidator Aimia Inc (TSE:AIM) may be heading into a tumultuous chapter, after several large shareholders raised concerns about the upper echelon’s conduct at the last annual meeting on June 28.The key reason for the antagonism is Aimia Inc management’s use of proxies for Mittleman Brothers ’ 27 million shares, or 23%, as part of a settlement agreement from 2018, under which the investor agreed to support the incumbent board in exchange for a board seat. mohamed_hassan / Pixabay The standstill expired on July 1, two days after the meeting.Yet without the support of Mittleman, none of the six directors would have received a majority of the votes, bar Mittleman’s nominee.Mittleman said the company should “not assume continued support” with the termination of the standstill and expressed sympathy to the same concerns raised by a group of shareholders led by Charles Frischer, who said he has never seen a chair treat shareholders “so arrogantly and dismissively at a public company meeting” in his 20-year career as an asset manager. \t \t\t\t\t \t .first{clear:both;margin-left:0}.one-third{width:31.034482758621%;float:left;margin-left:3.448275862069%}.two-thirds{width:65.51724137931%;float:left}form.ebook-styles .af-element input{border:0;border-radius:0;padding:8px}form.ebook-styles .af-element{width:220px;float:left}form.ebook-styles .af-element.buttonContainer{width:115px;float:left;margin-left: 6px;}form.ebook-styles .af-element.buttonContainer input.submit{width:115px;padding:10px 6px 8px;text-transform:uppercase;border-radius:0;border:0;font-size:15px}form.ebook-styles .af-body.af-standards input.submit{width:115px}form.ebook-styles .af-element.privacyPolicy{width:100%;font-size:12px;margin:10px auto 0}form.ebook-styles .af-element.privacyPolicy p{font-size:11px;margin-bottom:0}form.ebook-styles .af-body input.text{height:40px;padding:2px 10px !important}\tform.ebook-styles .error,\tform.ebook-styles #error {\t\tcolor:#d00;\t}\tform.ebook-styles .formfields h1,\tform.ebook-styles .formfields #mg-logo,\tform.ebook-styles .formfields #mg-footer {\t\tdisplay: none;\t}\tform.ebook-styles .formfields {\t\tfont-size: 12px;\t}\tform.ebook-styles .formfields p {\t\tmargin: 4px 0;\t}\t Get Our Activist Investing Case Study!Get the entire 10-part series on our in-depth study on activist investing in PDF.Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or print it out to read anywhere!Sign up below!Q2 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Among others, Frischer said Chairman Bill McEwan refused to hold a ballot on the adjournment of the annual meeting, did not allow shareholders to ask questions, and even permitted security guards to \'intimidate shareholders.\' According to Frischer, the meeting was terminated abruptly without a vote once shareholders started to raise concerns about McEwan’s conduct.In an apparent attempt to soothe shareholders’ worries, Aimia Inc added two new directors, bringing the number of board members to eight.What We'll Be Watching For This Week Will shareholders in Australian casino operator Donaco International support the removal of two directors who lost control of their sizable stake through personal debts?Will eCobalt shareholders support a merger with Jervois Mining, despite opposition from fellow miner First Cobalt?Activist Shorts Update Muddy Waters Research has launched a series of negative reports targeting Hong Kong sportswear retailer Anta Sports.The research outfit led by Carson Block contended that Anta manipulates its profitability by “secretly” controlling its distributors, which the company claims are independent.Muddy Waters published four reports over the course of seven days and plans to unveil several more.Anta issued a few boilerplate statements in which it deemed the reports “inaccurate and misleading.” Still, the market seems confident; Anta stock declined less than 5% since the short seller published its research.To arrange an online demonstration of Activist Insight Shorts , email us or view our product brochure to find out more.Chart Of The Week The number of U.S.-based consumer goods companies to have been publicly subjected to activist demands between January 01 and July 12 in respective years. . The post Is Aimia Inc (AIM) Heading Into A Tumultuous Chapter? appeared first on ValueWalk .'

Why Tax Preparation Has Great Job Security? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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What if you could build a business that is recession-proof?It’s not as far-fetched as you might think.
'What if you could build a business that is recession-proof?It’s not as far-fetched as you might think.Of course there are medical practices and other medical businesses that will continue to be in need no matter the economic situation , but those often require special degrees and years of training as well as huge amounts of capital to start.One thing that is always in need and requires less training and capital is tax preparation.Signs Point To A Recession Why start thinking about making a career change now?Personal income growth is falling at the same time unemployment is rising, and job growth in most sectors is falling.Sub-prime car payments are behind, and the wage gap between the very wealthy and the very poor is growing.If you are in an unstable industry or just looking to make a career change to something that is more stable and has a better income, it’s time to start making new plans. \t \t\t\t\t \t .first{clear:both;margin-left:0}.one-third{width:31.034482758621%;float:left;margin-left:3.448275862069%}.two-thirds{width:65.51724137931%;float:left}form.ebook-styles .af-element input{border:0;border-radius:0;padding:8px}form.ebook-styles .af-element{width:220px;float:left}form.ebook-styles .af-element.buttonContainer{width:115px;float:left;margin-left: 6px;}form.ebook-styles .af-element.buttonContainer input.submit{width:115px;padding:10px 6px 8px;text-transform:uppercase;border-radius:0;border:0;font-size:15px}form.ebook-styles .af-body.af-standards input.submit{width:115px}form.ebook-styles .af-element.privacyPolicy{width:100%;font-size:12px;margin:10px auto 0}form.ebook-styles .af-element.privacyPolicy p{font-size:11px;margin-bottom:0}form.ebook-styles .af-body input.text{height:40px;padding:2px 10px !important}\tform.ebook-styles .error,\tform.ebook-styles #error {\t\tcolor:#d00;\t}\tform.ebook-styles .formfields h1,\tform.ebook-styles .formfields #mg-logo,\tform.ebook-styles .formfields #mg-footer {\t\tdisplay: none;\t}\tform.ebook-styles .formfields {\t\tfont-size: 12px;\t}\tform.ebook-styles .formfields p {\t\tmargin: 4px 0;\t}\t Get The Full Series in PDF \t Get the entire 10-part series on Charlie Munger in PDF.Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or email to your colleagues.Q2 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Recessions hurt everyone, both skilled and unskilled, employed and unemployed.There are fewer jobs to go around, and that demand for employment drives down wages.Four years after a recession highly skilled workers begin to recover, while moderately skilled workers are just starting to regain some of their lost ground.Those who graduate into recessions may never recover from them as opportunities to get a good start just never materialize.Tax Preparation Might Be A Good Call Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to have a degree in accounting or any other college education to be a tax preparer.Once you go through your tax training course you can gain a certification to be a tax preparer.It’s a steady job that is always in need no matter what the economy is doing because people will always have to pay taxes . You can also work as much or as little as you want, seasonally or year-round, full time, part time, or around your own schedule, making it a great option for families with small children or anyone who wants flexibility in their lives.Plan For The Worst, Hope For The Best In tough economic times, healthcare workers, financial workers, and Federal Government workers have seen better wages and lower unemployment, but if you’re not in any of those fields it doesn’t mean you don’t have a chance.Learn more about the benefits of tax training from the infographic below. . The post Why Tax Preparation Has Great Job Security? [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on ValueWalk .'

Union Reacts To Court Backing Trump

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'Fight For Rights of Federal Workers Will Continue Despite Unfair Court Ruling geralt / Pixabay Public at Risk When Workers Treated as Second-Class Citizens, says Union Representing Federal Sector Employees \t \t\t\t\t \t .first{clear:both;margin-left:0}.one-third{width:31.034482758621%;float:left;margin-left:3.448275862069%}.two-thirds{width:65.51724137931%;float:left}form.ebook-styles .af-element input{border:0;border-radius:0;padding:8px}form.ebook-styles .af-element{width:220px;float:left}form.ebook-styles .af-element.buttonContainer{width:115px;float:left;margin-left: 6px;}form.ebook-styles .af-element.buttonContainer input.submit{width:115px;padding:10px 6px 8px;text-transform:uppercase;border-radius:0;border:0;font-size:15px}form.ebook-styles .af-body.af-standards input.submit{width:115px}form.ebook-styles .af-element.privacyPolicy{width:100%;font-size:12px;margin:10px auto 0}form.ebook-styles .af-element.privacyPolicy p{font-size:11px;margin-bottom:0}form.ebook-styles .af-body input.text{height:40px;padding:2px 10px !important}\tform.ebook-styles .error,\tform.ebook-styles #error {\t\tcolor:#d00;\t}\tform.ebook-styles .formfields h1,\tform.ebook-styles .formfields #mg-logo,\tform.ebook-styles .formfields #mg-footer {\t\tdisplay: none;\t}\tform.ebook-styles .formfields {\t\tfont-size: 12px;\t}\tform.ebook-styles .formfields p {\t\tmargin: 4px 0;\t}\t Know more about Russia than your friends: \t Get our free ebook on how the Soviet Union became Putin's Russia.Q2 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc WASHINGTON, DC – “Federal workers will continue to defend each other and our rights in the workplace,” said Paul Shearon, president of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE). “We lost a court decision today – but one unfair ruling won’t prevent us from keeping up a fight that has gone on for decades, for fair treatment and dignity in federal workplaces.” Shearon is referring to a decision issued today – July 16 – by a 2-1 split panel of the U.S.Circuit Court of Appeals, DC Circuit, overturning an August 2018 U.S.District Court ruling.Today’s decision will allow the Trump Administration to implement unfair and arbitrary executive orders affecting hundreds of thousands of federal workers.IFPTE represents thousands of workers at federal agencies, including NASA, the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S.Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of the Navy, the Tennessee Valley Authority and many others.At issue are three executive orders signed by President Trump in March 2018, which circumvent federal law by taking away longstanding statutory and collective bargaining rights of federal workers.IFPTE members, joining 14 other labor organizations, sued to invalidate these executive orders shortly after they were issued.Today’s decision by a split panel of the U.S.Circuit Court of Appeals, DC Circuit -- overturning an August 2018 U.S.District Court ruling -- will allow the Trump Administration to implement these unfair and arbitrary executive orders. “This fight isn’t over,” said Shearon. “The intent of Congress, to enable free collective bargaining for federal workers, is clear and unambiguous.We’ll consider every option available to uphold the law and exercise our rights.” One of the executive orders signed by President Trump in March 2018 takes away the right of federal workers to file grievances against unfair dismissals, limiting the ability of workers to fight back against illegal discrimination, harassment and intimidation.Another re-opens current collective bargaining agreements and gives agency heads the ability to unilaterally imposes changes in terms and conditions of employment for federal workers if new agreements are not reached by an arbitrary deadline.A third executive order denies elected union stewards the resources needed – including relief time, office space and meeting rooms – to effectively represent their constituents. ““When public workers have a voice, as Congress intended, we can challenge unfair actions, stand up for one another and do a better job carrying out our mission of public service,” said Shearon. “Among other vital tasks, IFPTE members protect our air and water, provide civilian support to members of our Armed Services, and safeguard our Social Security system.When you treat essential public servants as second-class citizens – and allow bosses to fire, demote or transfer them based on cronyism or political favors – the result will be second-class service to the American people.That’s unacceptable.We’ll keep fighting for a better deal for federal workers and for the public we serve.” Across the United States and Canada, IFPTE advocates on behalf of over 80,000 highly skilled white-collar workers in the public, federal and private sectors.IFPTE is an affiliate of the AFL-CIO and CLC.More information can be found at: www.ifpte.org . The post Union Reacts To Court Backing Trump appeared first on ValueWalk .'

Siayara Taxi Service Launches In Karachi, Contact Number Included Here

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Karachi welcomes a new ride-sharing service.The Siayara taxi service is the first ride-sharing service to be based in Pakistan, and it aims to offer affordable transportation to the city’s residents.
'Pexels / Pixabay Karachi welcomes a new ride-sharing service.The Siayara taxi service is the first ride-sharing service to be based in Pakistan, and it aims to offer affordable transportation to the city’s residents.Rides can be hailed using either the company’s contact number or via app download.Syed Aamir Hussain, director of Siayara taxi service, spoke to several media outlets in Pakistan.He said they launched with 2,000 cars classified into four categories based on the size and type of vehicle.The categories are eco-mini, eco, eco-plus and eco-business.According to the company’s website, the eco-mini vehicles are Suzuki Mehrans and Altos only with model years 2001 and onward.Eco cars are model years up to 2008 and include four-door sedans and hatchbacks in good condition.The eco-plus category is the largest with the most vehicles available.It includes sedans and hatchbacks from 2008 or later.The eco-business category includes only high-end four-door sedans with model year 2015 or newer.Hussain said fares for vehicles in all four categories are “reasonable.” The service doesn’t charge extra during peak hours and doesn’t add any hidden fees.Fares for the Siayara taxi service start at Rs17 per kilometer for eco, Rs18 per kilometer for eco-plus and Rs26 per kilometer for eco-business.Fares for eco-mini cars start at Rs15 per kilometer.The service runs 24 hours a day.The company has tried to set itself apart from other ride-hailing companies like Uber or Careem . For example, it refers to its drivers as “pilots” rather than drivers.Pilots must undergo a screening process and safety and security training before they will be allowed to drive with the Siayara taxi service.To book a ride, Karachi residents can call the company’s contact number at 021-111-100-500 or via app download from the Google Play Store.To book via the app, just create an account and enter your destination, and it will then match you with a pilot.The app shows your location on a map and allows you to track your pilot as they approach.The app also includes the color of the car you should be watching for and the registration number.The company also plans to launch a motorcycle service in three months’ time. . The post Siayara Taxi Service Launches In Karachi, Contact Number Included Here appeared first on ValueWalk .'

World’s Most Populated Countries Vs Most Popular Stars

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How does their follower count compare to the world’s most populated countries?
'How does their follower count compare to the world’s most populated countries?Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms in the world – there are over 4.2 million ‘likes’ each day on millions of images and there is no sign of the brand slowing down. [REITs] Q2 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc With an estimated one billion active users every month – with 500 million of them using the platform every single day, and users continuing to share their content every day – the numbers are pretty astounding.It’s no surprise that the most followed social media accounts are the likes of celebrities , artists, actors and actresses; but some of the numbers are mind-boggling and quite frankly difficult to comprehend.So, we compared them to the world’s most populated countries to truly understand how many followers their content reaches every single day.Ariana Grande has 153 million followers – and that comes as no surprise as one of the biggest artists in the world right now, but her following actually equates to six times the population of Australia.Now that seems impossible, right?The Kardashians have taken the world by storm so there’s no surprise that they feature in the top 10 a number of times.Kylie Jenner got named Forbes’ youngest self-made billionaire in 2019 with self-worth of $1 billion , so there’s no shock that she’s got a following of 134 million people on Instagram.But how many people really is that?Well, picture the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) and double that twice – that’s how many people look at her Instagram posts every single day.Here are the top 10 most followed celebrities on Instagram, and how their follower count compares to the world’s most populated countries: Celebrity Followers Equal to… Lionel Messi 177 million 2x Italy’s population Cristiano Ronaldo 164 million 2x Germany’s population Ariana Grande 153 million 6x Australia’s population Selena Gomez 149 million 4x Canada’s population Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson 140 million Russia’s population Kim Kardashian 137 million 3x Spain’s population Kylie Jenner 134 million 2x United Kingdom’s population Beyoncé 127 million Japan’s population Taylor Swift 117 million 2x South Africa’s population Neymar 115 million 3x Poland’s population Instagram is a platform used by many people – celebrities, public figures, artists, small business owners, influencers , bloggers, as well as everyday people just wanting to share their photos from the likes of holidays, the food they consume and outings they go on – these numbers are only going to rise.Instagram introduced its Instagram Stories feature back in 2016 – so, by introducing this sharing feature, they’ve managed to attract lots more users than ever before and users can interact far easier than they can on other platforms.So now we truly know just how many followers our favourite celebs have and the numbers don’t seem so out-of-touch with reality.When you next click onto your favourite celeb’s Instagram feed, the equivalent of an entire population of one of the world’s most populated countries may be looking along with you!Article By PostBeyond . The post World’s Most Populated Countries Vs Most Popular Stars appeared first on ValueWalk .'

Why Is The Android Auto App Missing On Android Q Beta 5?

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Some time ago, Google said it would roll out a new Android Auto experience.The reason behind this was to encourage the use of Assistant Driving Mode, which is set to debut soon.
'mammela / Pixabay Some time ago, Google said it would roll out a new Android Auto experience.The reason behind this was to encourage the use of Assistant Driving Mode, which is set to debut soon.Now it appears Google is doing what it said it would do because the Android Auto app is now gone in Android Q Beta 5.Many users of Android Q Beta 5 report they are unable to access the Android Auto app.Although the app is showing as installed on their phones, its icon is missing from the app drawer.Further, Android Q Beta 5 users say they don’t have the option to start the app from their phone.Moreover, users are unable to open the app via the Play Store because the “Open” option is unavailable.The only button available is the “Uninstall” button.Tapping the “Uninstall” button asks users if they want to remove existing updates. “I am on Beta 5 and Android auto app is no longer listed in my app drawer.I searched for it and nothing is found.I go to the play store and I have the option to uninstall,” a Reddit user said . The Android Auto app is not gone for all Android Q Beta 5 users.Several Reddit users confirmed that the app is still accessible for them.There are speculations that Google is working on merging Android Auto with Google Assistant.A couple of months ago, the search giant showcased a “Driving Mode” in Assistant, which is scheduled to debut this summer. “Assistant’s driving mode will launch automatically when your phone is connected to your car’s bluetooth or just say, ‘Hey Google, let’s drive,’ to get started,” Google said then.However, when a Reddit user tried to launch the Android Auto app via Assistant, nothing happened. “Tried but it wont [sic] launch anything,” the user said.As of now, nothing can be said with surety.Anything is possible.The missing Android Auto app may not be related to driving mode at all, but rather, it could be just another beta issue . Hopefully Google will release information soon.Google released Android Q Beta 5 last week.According to the search giant, this beta version is “very close” to the final release, which will be out later this summer.Beta 5 includes the latest system images for the Pixel phones, Android Emulator and the final Android Q developer APIs.In terms of features, Beta 5 introduces new navigation gestures.Users will now see new handles in the lower left and right corners of the display.According to Google, these changes will allow apps to “use the full screen for content while minimizing the visible system chrome and navigation.” Supporting full-screen functionality is important nowadays as all smartphone makers are moving toward edge-to-edge displays.Although Google initially pulled Beta 5 due to issues with these gestures, the update was rolled back out soon after.Now a swipe gesture from the corner triggers Google Assistant.The apps that depend on the navigation drawer can also be easily “peeked” at via new card-based user interface.According to Google, such changes support all versions of DrawerLayout.However, these new interface changes may break custom launchers, and that is why Google plans to re-introduce the familiar three-button navigation with Beta 6.Google has not yet revealed a firm release date for Android Q, but it is expected to arrive before September.The search giant previously outlined a six-month-long beta process, which includes an initial release, three incremental updates, one update with final APIs and official SDK, and then two release candidates before the final version of Android Q.Currently we are in Beta 5.After this there will be one more release candidate before the final version of Android Q.This seems to suggest a release in August.Google has launched past Android versions in August, so this timeline would make sense.Android Q will come with support for foldable phones, new privacy features, “bubbles” multitasking, a system-wide dark mode, new security features, 5G support, sharing shortcuts, live captions , parental controls , depth information from photos, gesture navigation, developers tools and much more. . The post Why Is The Android Auto App Missing On Android Q Beta 5? appeared first on ValueWalk .'

It’s Not Clear If Berkeley Banned Facial Recognition Technology

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As momentum to ban facial recognition technology in the Bay Area grows, police influence might get in the way of progress.
'As momentum to ban facial recognition technology in the Bay Area grows, police influence might get in the way of progress.  teguhjatipras / Pixabay City Council Members in Oakland will vote tonight on an ordinance ordinance to ban the city from buying and using the technology . Tomorrow, the Public Safety Committee of the Berkeley City Council will meet ( Wednesday, July 17 at 12pm at City Hall ) to finalize their own ordinance that would prohibit the city from using facial recognition technology or data obtained from its use. [REITs] Q2 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc While the proposed ban in Oakland is expected to pass following its 4-0 clearance of the City Council’s Public Safety Committee last month, local law enforcement hopes to saddle Berkeley’s ban with exceptions that would render it meaningless.If the Berkeley ban is stalled, Fight for the Future will launch a crowdfunded billboard in downtown Berkeley to highlight the Council Members who prevent this ban from happening . The group has previously crowdfunded billboards targeting lawmakers across the country over issues like net neutrality and NSA surveillance.Fight for the Future is calling on the people of Berkeley to attend tomorrow’s Committee meeting and voice their support for the ban, and for the Committee to send the Ordinance ordinance to the full Council without any watered down amendment s. “The proposal on the table in Berkeley is clear, direct, and effective,” said Evan Greer, Deputy Director at Fight for the Future. “It’s a critical line of defense against invasive surveillance . But police are pushing carve-outs for all different kinds of – you guessed it – invasive surveillance.They’re trying to make it a self-negating law so they can monitor and control the population with impunity.” “The people of Berkeley know better,” she added. “They support a ban, and they won’t allow the Council to pass an empty shell of a law that doesn’t do what it’s intended to do.You don’t let Big Brother negotiate how much oppressive tech he gets.The answer is: he gets none.” Citing the Council’s responsibility to give Berkeley an ordinance that makes sense, Greer promised a billboard featuring the faces of dissenting council members in the event of a failed or diluted law.Echoing Greer, Brian Hofer, Executive Director of Secure Justice and Chair of Oakland’s Privacy Advisory Commission, said, “If we’re going to call ourselves the home of the resistance, then East Bay electeds need to start voting like it.” Earlier this year, San Francisco led the fight against facial recognition technology when it passed a citywide ban by a 10-1 margin.More recently, the City Council of Somerville, MA voted unanimously to ban all public uses of the technology.As Oakland’s vote approaches , City Council President Rebecca Kaplan, an honors graduate of MIT, said, “I welcome emerging technologies that improve our lives and facilitate city governance, but when multiple studies show a technology is flawed, biased, and is having unprecedented, chilling effects to our freedom of speech and religion, we have to take a stand.It is important to build trust and good relationships between community and police and to remedy racial bias, however this flawed technology could make those problems worse.The right to privacy and the right to equal protection are fundamental and we cannot surrender them.” “Face surveillance technology is the most radical tool developed in my lifetime, and it will permanently and negatively alter the balance between the government and the governed,” Hofer observed. “Thankfully city council members like Oakland’s Rebecca Kaplan and Berkeley’s Kate Harrison get it.” Council Member Kate Harrison, sponsor of the proposal in Berkeley, worries that facial recognition technology could be used to track people “en masse” and weaponized “against [whole] groups.” Elsewhere in the country, facial recognition bans enjoy wide popular support , and recently even garnered rare bipartisan agreement in Congress.However, according to Greer and Fight for the Future, there is a very real risk that the police lobby will make a national embarrassment of Berkeley . “Berkeley is considered progressive,” she said. “It will want to be on the right side of history with this.It can’t afford not to be.” Article by Fight for the Future . The post It’s Not Clear If Berkeley Banned Facial Recognition Technology appeared first on ValueWalk .'

Amazon 2019 Prime Day Deals – Full List Of Deals For July 16

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Amazon Prime Day is in full swing with its two-day parade of epic deals.
'Amazon Prime Day is in full swing with its two-day parade of epic deals . We have gathered a list of ongoing the 2019 Prime Day deals, check out the list below and also check out previously posted deals here , also you can stack these promos with the amazing Amex deal here . You can also use our Amazon Affiliate link to support us when you make purchases – it does not cost a penny and Amazon gives us a small percentage of the item/s you buy (we have no idea who you are or what you buy). Q2 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc List of Amazon 2019 Prime Day Deals Save up to 30% on Tile 30.00% https://www.amazon.com/stores/node/11316243011 30% off Furniture from Amazon Exclusive Brands 30.00% Not Provided 30% off Sports Products from Amazon Exclusive Brands 30.00% Not Provided 30% off Nod by Tuft & Needle Queen Mattress, Amazon-Exclusive Bed in a Box 30.00% https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J31T4NC 30% off Rivet Ventura Mid-Century Louvered Queen Bed 30.00% https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072PWGSZL Save on Opal Nugget Ice Maker 30.00% https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0751KDVTP Save up to 30% on Craftsman Tools 30.00% Not Provided Save up to 30% on Dewalt Tools 30.00% Not Provided Save over 25% on the Lenovo Smart Tablet on Treasure Truck 29.00% https://www.amazon.com/tt/webview?ref=tt_ean_pd_lenovo Save 20% on Square Register 20.00% https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D39QG5W/?psc=1 Save up to 30% on select CRAFTSMAN products 30.00% https://www.amazon.com/s/browse?node=19190553011 Save up to 35% on the iOttie Easy One Touch Dash Mount 35.00% https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076B27WP6 Save up to 35% on Greenworks Yard Equipment 35.00%  https://www.amazon.com/deal/c4230bc2 Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer, 0.38 Ounce Not Provided Not Provided Hint Fruit Infused Water Variety Pack, (Pack of 12) 16 Ounce Bottles, 3 Bottles Each of: Cherry, Watermelon, Pineapple, and Blackberry, Unsweet Water Not Provided Not Provided Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer, Clear, 0.67 fl. oz.Not Provided Not Provided Nuby Garden Fresh Fruitsicle Frozen Pop Tray Not Provided Not Provided Victor Allen’s Coffee K Cups, 80 Count, Keurig 2.0 Brewer Compatible Not Provided Not Provided Munchkin Miracle 360 Trainer Cup Not Provided Not Provided Save 30% of the Remington HC4250 Shortcut Pro Self-Haircut Kit Not Provided Not Provided Tend Skin The Skin Care Solution For Unsightly Razor Bumps, Ingrown Hair And Razor Burns, 8-Ounce Bottle Not Provided Not Provided Genius Joy – Serotonin Mood Booster for Anxiety Relief, Wellness & Brain Support, Nootropic Dopamine Stack w/SAM-E, Panax Ginseng & L-Theanine – Natu Not Provided Not Provided Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Water Face Gel Moisturizer for Dry Skin, 1.7 fl. oz Not Provided Not Provided Coffee Variety Sampler Pack for Keurig K-Cup Brewers, 40 Count Not Provided Not Provided John Frieda Hot Air Brush Not Provided Not Provided ACURE Brightening Facial Scrub, 4 Ounce Not Provided Not Provided . The post Amazon 2019 Prime Day Deals – Full List Of Deals For July 16 appeared first on ValueWalk .'

Justice Dept Will Not Charge Cop In NYC Choke Hold Case

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'Justice Dept Will Not Charge Cop in NYC “Choke Hold” Case; Reenactments Showed How Approved Police Tactic Had to Be Modified For Garner  Free-Photos / Pixabay WASHINGTON, D.C.  (July 16, 2019) – The Justice Department has just announced that it will not bring charges in the notorious NYC “choke hold” case; a result consistent with, and perhaps even influenced by, two different reenactments showing that the officer apparently didn’t use a prohibited choke hold. \t \t\t\t\t \t .first{clear:both;margin-left:0}.one-third{width:31.034482758621%;float:left;margin-left:3.448275862069%}.two-thirds{width:65.51724137931%;float:left}form.ebook-styles .af-element input{border:0;border-radius:0;padding:8px}form.ebook-styles .af-element{width:220px;float:left}form.ebook-styles .af-element.buttonContainer{width:115px;float:left;margin-left: 6px;}form.ebook-styles .af-element.buttonContainer input.submit{width:115px;padding:10px 6px 8px;text-transform:uppercase;border-radius:0;border:0;font-size:15px}form.ebook-styles .af-body.af-standards input.submit{width:115px}form.ebook-styles .af-element.privacyPolicy{width:100%;font-size:12px;margin:10px auto 0}form.ebook-styles .af-element.privacyPolicy p{font-size:11px;margin-bottom:0}form.ebook-styles .af-body input.text{height:40px;padding:2px 10px !important}\tform.ebook-styles .error,\tform.ebook-styles #error {\t\tcolor:#d00;\t}\tform.ebook-styles .formfields h1,\tform.ebook-styles .formfields #mg-logo,\tform.ebook-styles .formfields #mg-footer {\t\tdisplay: none;\t}\tform.ebook-styles .formfields {\t\tfont-size: 12px;\t}\tform.ebook-styles .formfields p {\t\tmargin: 4px 0;\t}\t Know more about Russia than your friends: \t Get our free ebook on how the Soviet Union became Putin's Russia.Q2 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc The lawyer for Daniel Pantaleo, the police officer on trial for allegedly using a choke hold prohibited by New York City police regulations, has insisted that what his client actually used was an authorized \'seat belt\' maneuver or take down which slipped as Eric Garner struggled, and that Pantaleo did not intend to use a banned technique.If that is true, Pantaleo apparently did  not have the requisite criminal intent (\'mens rea\') for a crime, and therefore cannot be legally disciplined, suggests public interest law professor John Banzhaf, who staged an actual demonstration to test whether Pantaleo's lawyer's claim is realistic.Banzhaf says that was able to find a volunteer who is very big but still slightly smaller than Garner - about 6 ft. 4 in. and 300 lbs. - and who agreed to stand perfectly still while the professor tried to execute the approved seat belt maneuver on him.This maneuver requires that the officer extend one of his arms over the perpetrator's [perp's] shoulder while the officer's other arm goes under the perp's opposite armpit.Then, to use this maneuver to bring a reluctant perp to the ground, the officer clasps or interlocks both his hands across the perp's chest so that the perp can held tightly, and then thrown to the ground.In other words, the officer's two arms resemble a seat belt holding the perp firmly in place.At no time is there any intent to choke the victim, or to otherwise restrict his breathing.The prohibited \'choke hold\' is defined as \'any pressure to the throat or windpipe, which may prevent or hinder breathing or reduce intake of air.\'  Strangely, a key witness for the prosecution, Deputy Inspector Charles Barton, admitted on cross examination that he did not know the definition of the hold which is prohibited.What Banzhaf - who at 5 ft. 10 in. and slightly above average male height - found was that in trying to execute the seat belt maneuver or take down, he could not bring his two hands together, much less securely clasp or interlock them across the perp's chest.Thus he could not control a perp and throw him to the ground, even though this huge volunteer had agreed not to struggle.Banzhaf says that, because of the perp's very large chest, he was not able to control him at all, much less lock his hand's together in a simulated seat belt to throw him to the ground.This meant, Banzhaf says, that he had to suddenly and unexpectedly alter the configuration of his arms in such a way that it might seem to be a choking maneuver.If, as in Garner's case , the perp had struggled and resisted the seat belt hold being put on him, the officer would have no choice - to protect himself, the other officers, and even Garner from harm, especially from falling into a plate glass window immediately behind them - but to alter the configuration of the approved seat belt hold, suggests Banzhaf.JOHN F.BANZHAF III, B.S.E.E., J.D., Sc.D.Professor of Public Interest Law George Washington University Law School, FAMRI Dr.William Cahan Distinguished Professor, Fellow, World Technology Network, Founder, Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), 2000 H Street, NW, Wash, DC 20052, USA (202) 994-7229 // (703) 527-8418 http://banzhaf.net/ jbanzhaf3ATgmail.com  @profbanzhaf . 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Top 10 Best Cities In The World, According To Travel+Leisure

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Last month, we checked out the best cities to retire in the United States.But not everyone is planning to retire right now.
'5350755 / Pixabay Last month, we checked out the best cities to retire in the United States.But not everyone is planning to retire right now.Some people just want to explore the world, visit the best places on the planet, and experience the amazing things our world has to offer.For people who want to visit the best cities, stay in the best hotels, or want to use the best tour company, Travel+Leisure magazine has announced its annual World’s Best Awards rankings based on a readers’ survey.Here we take a look at the top 10 best cities in the world.For the World’s Best Awards rankings of 2019, Travel+Leisure asked its readers to rate their travel experiences across the globe.The publication gathered reader opinions on the best cities, islands, cruise ships, airlines, spas, and more.For the top 10 best cities, they asked readers to rate cities on their sights and landmarks, shopping, culture, cuisine, friendliness, and overall value.These cities topped the list: 10- Udaipur, India With a score of 87.80, Udaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan was ranked the 10th best city in the world this year.It was named the best city in Asia and 3rd best city in the world last year.Udaipur is more about lakes and beautiful historic palaces than modern skyscrapers.It’s the only Indian city to appear on this list. 9- Florence, Italy This beautiful Italian city in the Tuscany region has made it to Travel+Leisure’s best cities ranking for at least ten consecutive years.Florence was one of the wealthiest cities of the medieval era.For more than half of the year, tourists far outnumber the local population in Florence.It is home to some of the world’s best museums and has the greatest concentration of art in the world. 8- Kyoto, Japan Kyoto was rated the 8th best city in the world with a score of 88.42.It’s incredibly popular among the US and European tourists.It is home to more than 2,000 temples and shrines.The traditional festivals that have been held in Kyoto for over a thousand years have become a major tourist attraction. 7- Tokyo, Japan Tokyo, the most populous metropolitan area in the world, is also one of the world’s top 10 best cities.Travel+Leisure readers praised Tokyo for the helpfulness of locals, the cuisine, cleanliness, and nightlife.Some of the most popular tourist destinations in the city are the National Museum, the Imperial Palace, and Meiji Shrine. 6- Ubud, Indonesia Ubud in Bali is dotted with rice paddies, temples, and steep ravines.The town has a population of only around 75,000, but it attracts more than 3 million foreign tourists every year.Ubud is a major Hindu pilgrim destination and is home to a large number of medicinal herbs and plants.It received a score of 89.08. 5- Oaxaca, Mexico As many as three Mexican cities have made it to the top 10 best cities on the planet.Oaxaca received a score of 89.16.This city in Southwestern Mexico has a large number of colonial-era buildings and ancient archaeological sites.It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Some of the most popular tourist destinations are the Zócalo, Andador Macedonio Alcalá, and the Centro Cultural de Santo Domingo. 4- Mexico City, Mexico At 89.30, Mexico City scored only slightly higher than Oaxaca.Located in the Valley of Mexico, it’s the oldest capital city in the Americas.It also happens to be one of the only two capital cities founded by Native Americans, the other being Quito, Ecuador.Mexico City jumped from 11th place last year to 4th this year.According to Travel+Leisure readers, it’s “one of the most exciting cities in North America” and has some of the world’s best restaurants. 3- Chiang Mai, Thailand The 700-year-old city is located along the Ping River.It is home to more than 300 Buddhist temples including the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Chiang Man.It is considered a gateway to the region’s mountains and dense forests.Chiang Mai attracts more than 3 million foreign tourists every year. 2- San Miguel de Allende, Mexico San Miguel de Allende was named the best city in the world in 2018 and 2017, but this year it has slipped to the 2nd place with a score of 90.23.It has a rich history and a number of historical sites.San Miguel de Allende is particularly popular among artists and retirees.About a century ago, an influenza pandemic had almost turned it into a ghost town. 1- Hoi An, Vietnam Hoi An in Vietnam has jumped from No. 8 in 2018 to the top spot this year.The local arts, culture, and food attract a lot of tourists from around the world.The locals are also friendly to tourists.It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site with exceptionally well-preserved buildings and landmarks.It was a major center of spice trade more than a thousand years ago. . The post Top 10 Best Cities In The World, According To Travel+Leisure appeared first on ValueWalk .'

Scientists Create Material That Can Support Life On Mars

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Scientists around the world have spent decades surveying Mars for signs of life, but what if they could create material that can support life on Mars?
'Image credit: Harvard SEAS Scientists around the world have spent decades surveying Mars for signs of life, but what if they could create material that can support life on Mars?Now a group of scientists inspired by Carl Sagan’s idea of vaporizing the northern polar ice caps came up with the idea to artificially create life-supporting conditions on the Red Planet.The main driver of the new idea was greenhouse gases, which could increase the temperature on the planet and cause water to enter its liquid state.Researchers at Harvard University collaborated with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) and the University of Edinburgh.They created a material that can support life on Mars by causing regional temperature changes that cause water to be sustained in its liquid state.Their work was published in the journal Nature Astronomy . “This regional approach to making Mars habitable is much more achievable than global atmospheric modification,” Robin Wordsworth of the Harvard John A.Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Department of Earth and Planetary Science said in a statement . “Unlike the previous ideas to make Mars habitable, this is something that can be developed and tested systematically with materials and technology we already have.” “Mars is the most habitable planet in our Solar System besides Earth,” JPL Research Scientist Laura Kerber said. “But it remains a hostile world for many kinds of life.A system for creating small islands of habitability would allow us to transform Mars in a controlled and scalable way.” The researchers got the idea for material that can support life on Mars from a phenomenon that already occurs on the planet.The ice caps on Mars are made out of water ice and frozen CO2.CO2 allows sunlight to penetrate the structure and traps heat like its gas form.That causes a greenhouse effect , which warms temperatures under the ice. “We started thinking about this solid-state greenhouse effect and how it could be invoked for creating habitable environments on Mars in the future,” Wordsworth said. “We started thinking about what kind of materials could minimize thermal conductivity but still transmit as much light as possible.” The researchers decided to test this situation with silica aerogel, which is one of the best insulators ever created.The aerogel is already used on Mars for the rovers that explore it. “Silica aerogel is a promising material because its effect is passive,” Kerber said. “It wouldn’t require large amounts of energy or maintenance of moving parts to keep an area warm over long periods of time.” Researchers modeled a system that resembles the Martian surface and then tested this insulation material with their model.The results suggested that the average temperatures of the mid-latitudes on Mars increased to normal temperatures on Earth.The researchers believe the new material can be used to build habitable domes and artificial biospheres that look like buildings on Earth.The team hopes to test material that can support life on Mars in an environment similar to the planet on Earth.They also want to test it in Chile or Antarctica. . The post Scientists Create Material That Can Support Life On Mars appeared first on ValueWalk .'