Apple Profits Fall And Growth Slows. Welcome To The New Normal

first_imgCognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… taylor hatmaker 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Apple reported its first profit decline in over a decade and bluntly admitted that its growth is slowing. It was, indeed, a strange but not wholly unexpected change of pace for the wildly successful Cupertino company.Despite that bad news, the stock market barely hiccupped. As of writing, Apple shares were virtually unchanged in after-hours trading from their close of $406.13 — a level roughly 42% below their peak just seven months ago. Which means that these diminished expectations are, for now, Apple’s new normal.The Humbling Of AppleIn the January-March quarter, Apple generated $43.6 billion in revenue with a profit of $9.5 billion, compared to $39.2 billion and $11.6 billion a year ago. Profits might be down by a not-insignificant 18%, but the numbers still beat out quarterly estimates of between $41 and $43 billion in revenue. For next quarter, Apple set the bar low, with an expected $33.5 to $35.5 billion in revenue.Apple also set new records for March quarter sales of the iPhone and iPad, for what it’s worth.While Apple quarterly calls — like Apple launch events, Apple ads and the Apple ethos — tend to err on the side of smug, today’s tone was muted. As Apple’s boomtown empire of the last decade begins to look like a gilded age, CEO Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer maintained a cautious optimism. Cook expressed frustration over Apple’s ongoing stock swoon and noted that 2012’s “exceptional success” makes year-to-year comparisons “difficult.” Other notable numbers from this quarter:37.4 million iPhones sold, up from 35.1 million during Q2 201219.5 million iPads sold, up from 11.8 million a year agoiPad sales more than doubled in China and JapanMac sales contracted, with just under 4 million sold – a slight dip from a year ago5.6 million iPods sold (down from 2012’s numbers), but Apple commands 70% of the MP3 player marketApple made $5.2 billion from retail stores and expects to open 30 new stores this yearThe company holds $144.7 billion in cash (up from $137 billion in December 2012)Still, Apple Is AppleOf course, even at its humblest, Apple couldn’t resist an opportunity to tout iOS as a more secure ecosystem than Android, which has fallen victim to some high profile malware incidents in the last year.As for what’s next — and how the company will continue to grow — Cook cited the strength of Apple’s ecosystem and “exciting new product categories” for the company’s bright outlook. Cook also turned an eye to untapped overseas markets, which could play a major role if the company plans for another growth spurt: “China has an unusual number of potential firsttime smartphone owners,” Cook said. “That’s not lost on us.”Similarly, Cook touted the possibility of “an exciting new product category,” although of course without even hinting at details or a timeframe. So feel free to believe that he meant the iWatch, or an iTV, or, well, iAnything.Apple also boosted its dividend by 15% and announced a new stock buyback program that aims to return $100 billion to shareholders by 2015, in part by taking some existing Apple shares out of circulation to boost stockholders’ holdings.Image courtesy of Apple Tags:#Apple#earnings last_img read more

Hypertension: Is Sodium all there is?

first_imgby Robin Allen, MSPH, RDN, LDNCreative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (Flikr Army BP, May 26, 2011)When I ask the question, “Hypertension: is sodium all there is?”  I, first, refer you to the USDA 2010 Dietary Guidelines for American  which recommends:Reduce daily sodium intake to less than 2,300 milligrams (mg).Further reduce intake to 1,500 mg among persons who are 51 and older.Reduce intake to 1,500 and those of any age who are African American or have hypertension, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease.The 1,500 mg recommendation applies to about half of the U.S. population, including children, and the majority of adults.” It is estimated that Americans consume about 3400mg per day of sodium.Second, I remind you that one in three adults has high blood pressure according to the American Society of Hypertension.Risk factors include:Older age > 35 yearsFamily historyRace- African Americans and Hispanic Americans are at higher riskOverweight/obesityDiet high in sodium, too little fruits and vegetablesLack of exercise- recommend at least 30 minutes per dayDrinking too much alcohol regularly-more than 2 servings per daySince the Dietary Guidelines were released, Public Health efforts have focused on reducing the consumption of sodium in the population while many in the food industry have committed to a gradual reduction of sodium in the food supply.  However do consumers care about sodium in their diet?The 2011 Consumer Sodium Research Report by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) reported that sodium is not a priority for Americans.    Most Americans do not know how much their sodium intake should be or how much sodium they consume. There is also no clear understanding of what constitutes high and low sodium foods.  As I get older I am astonished at the number of my friends who have high blood pressure or are taking blood pressure lowering medication.  The first thing they tell me is “I never eat salt”.   I want to say that is great but what does the rest of your lifestyle look like? Is salting your food your biggest source of sodium?  Are you exercising routinely?  What about your fruits and vegetables. What is your alcohol intake?  And have you weighed recently?How do Dietitians/health care providers help their clients/patients manage their blood pressure?Experts in the field of chronic disease agree that limiting blood pressure education to sodium restriction does not help the consumer sufficiently to manage their blood pressure. Life style strategies must go beyond limiting sodium intake.  Even the most knowledgeable consumer would have difficulty meeting the 1500 mg/d sodium recommendation without changes in the food supply.  Other strategies for managing high blood pressure include eating more fruits and vegetables, weight management, increasing physical activity and moderating alcohol intake.  While certainly sodium restriction is important; a more holistic approach is needed to help consumers manage their blood pressure. What struggles do you face with your patients when trying to apply the scientific recommendations to the real life situations?References:[1] Kolasa, Kathryn, M., Sollid, Kris, Edge, Marianne Smith, Bouchoux, Ann,.Blood Pressure Management: Communicating Comprehensive Lifestyle Strategies Beyond Sodium. Nutrition Today. 47(4):183-190, July/August 2012.[2] US Department of Agriculture, US Department of Health and Human Services. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. 6th ed. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office; 2010.[3][4] International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC),  Consumer Sodium Research Concern, Perception, and Action 2011 Food and Health Survey.This post was written by Robin Allen, member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

Swansea fire Francesco Guidolin, hires Bob Bradley as manager

first_imgBob Bradley has become the first American manager of a Premier League club after being hired by Swansea.The club in south Wales tweeted the hiring of the former U.S. national team coach while announcing it had fired Francesco Guidolin.Guidolin has only been at Swansea since January but has lost his job after the team opened the season by winning only one of its seven league matches. (Also read: EPL: Tottenham Hotspurs end Pep Guardiola’s perfect EPL start by beating Manchester City)Bradley coached the United States at the 2010 World Cup. His most recent role has been at second-tier French club Le Havre.last_img read more

Najam Sethi unanimously elected PCB’s new chairman

first_imgVeteran journalist and cricket enthusiast Najam Sethi has been elected as the new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the next three years.The Pakistan Super League (PSL) chairman was appointed unanimously by the PCB’s new 10-member Board of Governors (BoG) after no other member of the BoG filed nomination papers for the position.With the appointment, Sethi has replaced Shaharyar Khan, whose three-year tenure at the post ended on Sunday, ESPNcricinfo reported.Sethi, who was also named on the PCB’s BoG on July 8, was the most prominent nominee for the post.Earlier, former cricketers had insisted Sethi is the best choice for the role considering his experience and achievements during his tenure as head of the PSL chairman.It should be noted that this is the third time Sethi has been appointed for the PCB’s top job. He had earlier served the post from June 2013 to January 2014 and February 2014 to May 2014.last_img read more

Southpaw surprise at Fenesta

first_imgUnder-16 top seed Bhakti Parwani’s title hopes were given a fatal blow on Thursday after she was handed a surprise exit by 12th seed Vipasha Mehra 6-0, 0-6, 4-6 in the quarter-finals of the National Juniors Open at the DLTA, here.The fourth day of the tournament – which saw last-eight actions in singles – saw another shocker in boys’ under-16, second-seed Sushant Dabbas lost out to ninth-seed Denim Yadav 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 despite taking a big 4-0 lead in the decisive set.In the first upset, Bhakti started her game on top gear as she took the first set without breaking a sweat 6-0. The Gujarati girl’s ease at finding winners in the first set suggested this is going to be a cakewalk for Bhakti into semi-finals.However, Vipasha came with a different game plan and started to engage in long rallies with her compatriot. The plan was on the spot as the game took a 360-degree turn in the second set as the 16-year-old Tamil Nadu girl broke Bhakti’s serve early in the first set. The Southpaw took control of the game from there on and went on to win 10 games on the trot that included 6-0 win of the second set and a massive 4-0 lead in the final set.With her back against the wall, Bhakti finally pulled up her socks and won her first game on her serve to make it 4-1. The point seemed to give her a major boost as she broke Vipasha in the next game and soon the match went down to the wire at 5-4. But Vipasha managed to hold her nerve and served well in the final game to clinch the match.advertisement”She didn’t let me get comfortable in the first set and it was over before I could realise it,” said Vipasha, who trains at AKTA in Pune. “But I told myself that the match is not over until we shake hands and I decided to focus on my game more than what she was doing. Breaking her early in the second set gave me the much-needed confidence.”Moments before the upset, Denim also sprung a surprise defeat on one of the tournament favourites Sushant. The tie seemed evenly matched as both served well to keep the score at 3-3. But Denim, whose forehand and shot angles was creating issues for his rival, broke Sushant’s serve and maintained his serve to take the first set 6-3.Being threatened, Sushant came back strongly in the second set and played some strong forehand and backhand strokes to win second set 6-2. The 15-year-old southpaw was cruising in the final set with a 4-0 lead but gave away the match as Denim broke him thrice to take the game.In other matches, Divesh Gahlot (1) overcame an early threat by Naresh Badgujar after losing the first set by convincingly winning remaining two sets 4-6, 6-1, 6-1.Tournament favourite in boys under-14, Udit Gogoi consolidated his dominance with a comfortable win of 7-5, 6-0, while the third seed Aman Dahiya too notched up a straight-set win over Deep Munin 6-2, 6-2.In girls’ under-14, Vaishnavi Adkar (1) was made to sweat in the first set my Renne Singla but overcame his compatriot 7-6 (3), 6-4. While second seed Renne Singh hardly broke any sweat to beat Suhita Mururi 6-2, 6-2.last_img read more

Drink to This: The Cocktail Chart of Film and Literature

first_imgHave you ever wondered what was in a Flaming Moe? Or how to make Don Draper’s Old Fashioned? Or Jay Gatsby’s Gin Rickey? The Cocktail Chart of Film and Literature will take you on a journey through the libations of your favorite movies and books.“Our love of libations is no big secret—we’ve charted the varieties of beer, the constitutions of cocktails, the manifold martinis, and the breakdown of alcohol at large,” says Will Prince, managing editor of Pop Chart Labs. “Our infographic-crazed poster company was actually borne from a love of books and literature. Or perhaps more accurately, our obsession with narrative—the way data can come together to tell a story, be it through prose, the moving image, or the snaking tendrils of a chart. So for this poster we plumbed the deaths of our book knowledge and cinephilia to come up with story-specific tipples. We realized quickly that so many of our favorite characters were actually immediately associated with alcoholic drinks: Bond’s shaken-but-not-stirred martini; The Dude’s White Russians; the many, many drinks of Fitzgerald and Hemingway’s gilded age guzzlers. And our research further confirmed our suspicions: fictional characters, across all mediums, love to drink.”All our favorite characters do love to imbibe, and this chart is a great conversation starter in any kitchen, living room or kitchen. Pop Chart Labs even had a little fun with it, adding some drinks that aren’t meant for actual consumption, like Edgar’s Sugar Water — lots of sugar with tap water — from Men in Black, or the Flaming Moe, which consists of Krusty-Brand cough syrup, cigarette ash and drops of various liquors. Rest assured though, all the other recipes are for real.“The infographic is mathematically and culinary sound, making the chart not just a cheat sheet for impressive literary references, but also a useful tool for your next cocktail party,” says Prince. “We took great care in making sure all of the ingredient ratios were proportional.”So go ahead, if you want to have a little fun with your cocktails, get this handy infographic for hours of drinking and amusement.The Cocktail Chart of Film and Literature, $27 at 6 Cocktail Trends You Need to Watch, According to Tales of the Cocktail Experts Editors’ Recommendations Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Made 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make Stirred or Shaken? How to Make a Perfect Vodka Martini Pisco Cocktails are the Refreshing Balm You Need for the Dog Days of Summer last_img read more

An NDP minority government in BC may have to water down its

first_imgVANCOUVER – An NDP minority government in British Columbia would be hard pressed to make good on all the plans it has laid out in an agreement with the Green party, experts say.Duane Bratt, a political scientist at Mount Royal University in Calgary, said because NDP Leader John Horgan has the slimmest of minority governments, he might have to scale down some of his ideas.“Horgan is in a very tenuous minority situation,” Bratt said. “I’d be surprised if it lasts more than 18 months.”On Wednesday, Horgan and Green Leader Andrew Weaver delivered signed copies of their four-year agreement to the residence of Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon. The two leaders say the deal strongly signals to the Queen’s representative their commitment to a minority government.Premier Christy Clark has said she will recall the legislature in June and expects her Liberal government to be defeated in a confidence vote.Clark’s Liberals won 43 seats in the May 9 election, one short of a majority. The formal agreement between the NDP and Greens gives them 44 seats, enough for the New Democrats to form a minority government with the backing of the three Greens in the legislature.Horgan and Weaver said the agreement lays out a signed, good faith working arrangement for Guichon to consider in deliberations that could result in her asking the NDP to form a new government if the Liberals are defeated.The plan consists of dozen of commitments including holding a referendum next year on a system of representation by population that would be used to determine the outcome of the next provincial election, if it is approved by voters.Corporate and union donations would be banned, and limits placed on individual contributions to political parties.Beyond political and electoral changes, the NDP with the Green party’s support wants to increase the $30 per tonne carbon tax by $5 a tonne per year, beginning April 1.And they have agreed to create a commission that would guide the government in boosting the minimum wage to at least $15 an hour.There are also promises to create more affordable housing, reshape the provincial economy to reflect the development of the technology sector and bring in an essential drugs program to reduce the costs of prescription medication.Norman Ruff, a longtime observer of B.C. politics, described the NDP-Green plan as ambitious and evidence of their political will to join in ousting the Liberals from office.That same political will is going to be necessary to maintain consensus over the four years of the agreement, said Ruff, a professor emeritus at the University of Victoria.He said he was struck by the gains made by the Green party.“The Greens have clearly been able to make more than just token, marginal commitments toward their priorities,” Ruff said.Both parties made concessions to get the deal signed, but the document has a “distinctive Green tinge,” he added.Adam Olsen, a Green member who was elected in Saanich North and the Islands, said his party made compromises in its negotiations with the NDP but the agreement addresses democratic-reform issues critical to the party’s agenda.The Green platform promised to overhaul B.C.’s electoral system without a referendum, but Wednesday’s deal will put the matter to voters in a November 2018 referendum timed to coincide with municipal elections.“So, is a referendum the best-case scenario?” Olsen asked. “It’s not the position I had during the election but it’s where we arrived during the negotiations and I’m comfortable with it.”Lori Williams, a public policy professor at Calgary’s Mount Royal University, predicted many compromises would be needed for the government to survive, given the political instability of minority governments.“Their biggest challenge is going to be just retaining the support of the legislature. That’s going to be their biggest thing,” Williams said.“Whatever has been said about promises for support for four years, that’s a difficult promise to maintain when you’ve got such a close division in the (legislature.) I don’t think we’ve ever seen anything like this, certainly not in Canadian history.”— With files from Dirk Meissner in Victorialast_img read more

A rose by any other name… perfuming the path in UN battle

22 January 2010The United Nations has mobilized the fashion and cosmetics industries in an “eco-fashion” battle to curb the unprecedented loss of the world’s biodiversity, from over-harvesting wild species for their skins or natural fibres to pollution caused by manufacturing processes. More than 500 prominent figures from government, international organizations and the above industries have been meeting in Geneva over the past two days at the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) ‘Best Use of Nature’ forum to promote ethical action by producers and consumers against the rapid loss of the world’s species as part of the International Year of Biodiversity.Michel Mane, President of Mane USA, a leading supplier of natural ingredients for perfumes, told participants that biodiversity is a source of creativity and new products for his industry, which is worth billions of dollars annually, and it is vital for supply chains to be transparent so that natural ingredients are responsibly harvested and valuable plants are not exhausted.Techniques are now being established for the growth of perfume ingredients in developing countries that use both cutting-edge, environmentally benign agricultural practices and provide local employment, he said.“Changing the way consumers and markets value biodiversity offers an opportunity to maximize the positive and minimize the negative impact on communities, economies and the environment,” UNCTAD said in advance of the conference, citing the case of the Tibetan antelope, which has declined from over 1 million in number in 1900 to 75,000 today because poachers sell the skins for the production of luxury shawls.“By further redefining sustainable development to include greater business engagement in policy and strategy debates, prospects for tackling the global challenges presented by poverty and environmental degradation are strengthened,” it added.It cited as an example of successful sustainable management the export of caiman skins and products by Bolivian communities – over $1.4 million in sales to Italy, up 282 per cent over 2003, and $500,000 to the United States, up 364 per cent – under plans ensuring that harvesting does not exceed reproduction rates.Turning to harmful production practices, it noted that washing wool, separating flax fibres from stalks, tanning leather, bleaching, dying, printing, and finishing consume large amounts of water and energy, use toxic chemicals and produce effluents that can pollute air, water and soil. Tanning is particularly polluting, having one of the highest toxic intensities per unit of output.By contrast, “eco-fashion” firms adopt approaches that take into account the preservation of the environment. For example, organically grown cotton does not involve the use of pesticides and other chemicals that can cause species damage. Worldwide, cotton now accounts for 11 per cent of pesticides and 25 per cent of all insecticides used each year.Giulia Di Tommaso, an external affairs official of Unilever Corporation, a multinational manufacturer of cosmetics and soaps and a major buyer of agricultural commodities such as palm oil, stressed the importance of the sustainability and transparency of supply chains, citing greatly increased consumer interest in environmental standards. Her firm is focusing increasingly on the sustainable use of water and soils, and respect for flora and fauna of rainforests, she said.Edna dos Santos, Chief of UNCTAD’s Creative Economies and Industries Programme, noted that marketing fashion products, including not only clothes but cosmetics and perfumes, can lead to significant employment gains in developing countries, often involving small businesses, an important player in economic progress but often in short supply. This evening the conference will close with an “EcoChic” fashion show and exhibition celebrating sustainable fashion and accessories, of which over 50 have been donated by designers from around the world, including the renowned figures Diane Von Furstenberg, Manish Arora, Bora Aksu, and Thakoon.The General Assembly proclaimed 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity in a bid to halt the unprecedented extinction of species due to human activity – at a pace some experts estimate to be 1,000 times more rapid than the natural rate typical of the Earth’s long-term history – and multiple events are scheduled throughout the 12 months to produce blueprints for action. read more

Energy stocks drag down TSX as crude oil prices sink to 7month

TORONTO — Oil and gas producers weighed heavily on Canada’s main stock index Tuesday as sliding crude prices hit a seven-month low amid concerns about market oversupply.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 116.44 points to 15,149.60, with energy sector losses of 2.23 per cent leading decliners.Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE) was among the hardest hit, with its shares down 84 cents, or 8.17 per cent, to $9.44. The Calgary-based oil company announced plans to sell between $4 billion and $5 billion of assets, cut up to an additional $1 billion in costs over the next three years and the unexpected retirement of CEO Brian Ferguson.The price of oil also fell to its lowest level since mid-November after the August crude contract closed 92 cents lower at US$43.51 per barrel.The commodity has been bouncing between $40 and $55 per barrel for much of the last year, down from more than $110 in the summer of 2013.OPEC members have banded together to cut production in hopes of limiting supplies, but increased output in non-OPEC countries like the United States has investors questioning how much they can influence prices.“What’s happening is that U.S. shale gas is going in the other direction. There’s been more supply popping up,” said Sadiq Adatia, chief investment officer of Sun Life Global Investments.“People are thinking that perhaps if the U.S. starts increasing supply then OPEC and non-OPEC members will turn and say, ‘No, if they’re going to increase supply, we’re going to increase supply too.”‘In New York, the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite index dropped 50.98 points to 6,188.03. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 61.85 points to 21,467.14 and the S&P 500 index shed 16.43 points to 2,437.03.In other market news, shares of Home Capital Group (TSX:HCG) moved up 63 cents, or 4.26 per cent, to $15.42. The alternative mortgage lender said it is selling $1.2 billion in mortgage assets to KingSett Capital, a private equity firm focused on real estate, in a bid to stabilize itself.In currencies, the Canadian dollar was trading 0.27 of a cent lower to an average price of 75.37 cents US.Elsewhere in commodities, the July natural gas contract was up a cent at US$2.91 per mmBTU, August gold was down $3.20 to US$1,243.50 an ounce and July copper was down four cents at US$2.55 a pound.Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter. read more

Terriers Were Once The Greatest Dogs In The World

15-inch beagle2 Newfoundland2 Embed Code Of course, other breeds have their own issues. Where terriers are blessed with pluck, beagles, for example, “you have to convince them that they love what they’re doing,” Darlene Stewart, a committee chair for the National Beagle Club, told me. Training, rather than grooming, might be the main challenge.Ultimately, each dog is judged according to its own breed’s rubric. In the Best in Show ring, a dog competes against the others, but also against the platonic ideal of its own breed. And these ideals are public record. The American Kennel Club’s standard for the wire fox terrier, for example, comes in at just over three dense, single-spaced pages. Old English sheepdog2 BREEDBEST IN SHOWS The breed group system was introduced at Westminster in 1924. The number of groups has increased since then; I’ve backdated the present group definitions for the chart above.2Five of the groups were introduced in 1924, the hound group was added in 1930, and the herding group was created in 1983. For the cat-fanciers among you: The sporting group is home to your retrievers and spaniels; the working group to huskies and mastiffs; the toys are pugs and Shih Tzus; the non-sporting are Dalmatians and bulldogs; the hounds self-explanatory; and the herding group is sheepdogs and collies.“Terriers are in many ways the most homogenous group of breeds,” Flyckt-Pedersen said. Terrier breeds tend to be similar to one another, especially compared with the heterogeneity of the non-sporting group, for example, which is home to both the Lhasa apso and the Norwegian lundehund.If terriers were once the Yankees of Westminster, one terrier breed in particular was their Babe Ruth: the wire fox terrier. Flyckt-Pedersen, who has bred terriers since 1963, called wire fox terriers “the ultimate” terrier breed. “They were hunting dogs, and they had to be tough and fearless to hunt badgers and foxes,” he said. “They have to have a real personality, they have to have a real character, and they have to be confident and, hopefully, fearless.” Wire foxes alone have won 14 Westminster Best in Shows. A distant second: another terrier. The Scottish terrier has won eight. Scottish terrier8 Norwich terrier2 Miniature poodle3 Oliver Roeder and Jody Avirgan visit the Westminster Dog Show on our podcast What’s The Point. And there is a disconnect between popularity in the broader canine world and success in the silk-stocking milieu of Westminster: Ubiquity doesn’t necessarily lead to first-place ribbons and shiny pewter bowls. No Labrador retriever (“America’s dog,” per the vice president of the American Kennel Club) has ever won Best in Show at the Garden. Nor has a retriever of any kind. No beagle had until 2008, despite more than 70 years in the popularity top 10.Some popular dogs do take the top prize, though. Poodles of various types have taken nine titles, and cocker spaniels, which have enjoyed two distinct reigns as the country’s most popular breed, have won four. In some sense, popularity is bound to help. “If a breed is bred in numbers and bred by serious people, the chances that you breed something fantastic is higher than if it’s a small breed, with a small number of breeders,” said Flyckt-Pedersen, the terrier judge.Some breeds have seen boom times. Chief among them: the French bulldog, Rottweiler, Maltese, and Siberian husky, each of which has risen from obscurity around 1950 to prominence today. But so far only one of these — a Siberian husky back in 1980 — has taken Best in Show. Smooth fox terrier4 Black cocker spaniel2 “A lot of working-class people were involved with them in the U.K. because it was a hobby,” Green said. “It didn’t cost a lot of money to keep a dog and breed a few dogs, and working-class people would breed puppies and make a little money doing that.” Someone was always in the market for a good show dog. “A good one is always what everybody was looking for,” Green said.A “good one” was exactly what George Thomas was always looking for. In 1939, The New York Times called Thomas “one of America’s greatest all-around dog experts” when he judged Best in Show at Westminster. But it was his business acumen decades earlier that drove him to this distinction. Beginning in the late 1800s, Thomas imported terriers from England to the United States, and business was good. The English press dubbed him the “American Ambassador.” He imported hundreds of the greatest wire fox terriers ever produced in England to the U.S.The rich East Coasters who bought the dogs often got more than a dog in the deal. “George Thomas would say, ‘OK, I can get you the foundation stock; I can get you a man from England to come over and take care of the dogs and groom them for you,’” Green said. “And he did, literally, scores of people, started their kennels for them.”And judging by news reports from Thomas’s time, this was a profitable business. The 1915 Westminster champion, yet another wire fox terrier, was plucked from “the obscurity of an English barnyard” for 2 pounds. On our side of the pond, one Boston terrier3Actually the result of breeding bulldogs with the (now extinct) English white terrier. at the 1907 show sold for $1,000 — about $27,000 today — to “a prominent New Yorker.” Doberman pinscher4 Westminster’s dog show is the second-longest-continuously-running sporting event (if you’ll permit it the label) in the country, after the Kentucky Derby (ditto). Since Westminster first crowned a Best in Show, in 1907, 46 winners have been terriers. Of the 43 Best in Shows that were awarded in the first half of the 20th century, 29 went to a terrier.1There was no Best in Show awarded in 1923. The first three Best in Shows all went to the same terrier — Warren Remedy, a fox terrier. The terrier “is to Westminster awards what Meryl Streep is to the Oscars, except that the terriers win more,” The New York Times wrote in 2003. But this has changed. The market and tastes that made terriers such popular show dogs in the first half of last century shifted, and a broad decline in terrier popularity is now mirrored by fewer terrier Best in Show titles. “The domestic dog is a genetic enterprise unique in human history,” a team of biologists wrote in a 2004 paper in Science. The animals are all one species — Canis familiaris — but they range from the diminutive 8-pound Brussels griffon to the massive 150-pound Neapolitan mastiff. But with the exception of the Boston terrier’s one-year reign in 1935, only four dogs have taken turns atop the American Kennel Club’s most popular breed list: the cocker spaniel, the beagle, the poodle and the Labrador retriever. Afghan hound2 The word “terrier” comes from the Middle French chien terrier — literally, dog of the earth. The dogs were originally bred to kill vermin — there’s still a breed known as the rat terrier. And it is this hunter’s instinct, this fearlessness, that has come to define the temperament of the breed today. As A. E. Housman, the English scholar and poet, wrote, “I can no more define poetry than a terrier can define a rat.” Hunting — like poetry to a poet — is just what terriers do.This temperament is highly valued in the present-day show terrier. “When a terrier group comes into the ring, they’ll all look confident and seem to enjoy doing what they’re doing,” Geir Flyckt-Pedersen, this year’s Westminster terrier group judge, told me.Terriers may have a temperament made for a dog show, but their coats are the stuff of nightmares. To maintain the coat coloring that is valued in the breeds, and to keep it properly harsh, a show terrier’s hair must be pulled, plucked and stripped, by hand. Every day. Illustration by Sean Sims. Frame photo by DeAgostini / Getty Images Stingray of Derryabah, a Lakeland terrier, won Best in Show at Westminster in 1968 and Best in Show at Crufts, the U.K.’s major dog show, the year before. Photo courtesy of AKC Gazette Collection Standard poodle4 Thomas’s heir apparent in the trans-Atlantic dog trade was Percy Roberts, who started as a kennel boy for Thomas when he was 16 years old. During his 70-year career, Roberts was terriers — “a leitmotif of the 20th century in dogs,” according to The Canine Chronicle, a show-dog magazine. Roberts won his first Best in Show, with a wire fox terrier, in 1926. And then the stock market crashed.Roberts was traveling from England to America with thousands of dollars’ worth of dogs in 1929 when he got news of the crash. He didn’t go back to England for another four years. The Gilded Age was, by now, a distant memory, and the Great Depression had begun. “There were some big kennels that went kaput when the crash came,” Green said. The Manhattan dollars that had been put toward show dogs dried up, squeezing the terrier-import business. Not only had the terriers themselves cost good money, but so had the mercenary experts that undertook the intensive endeavor that is terrier maintenance. And so went the terrier demand.And then television came along. While Black Tuesday changed the business from the U.S., a few decades later, mass media changed it from England. The English working class that was largely responsible for raising the dogs turned to other leisure pursuits. “So instead of you going outside in a cold shed and pulling hair, you can watch a football game, and you’re sitting in your kitchen by the fire,” Green said. “Well, which would you rather do for a hobby?” And so went the terrier supply.Echoes of these effects are visible in data. The American Kennel Club, which is the governing body for dog shows and whose membership includes Westminster, tallies the most popular breeds in the country each year, going back to 1935. This data is based on purebred dog registrations with the club, which says it registers nearly 1 million dogs each year. (There are something like 80 million dogs owned in the U.S.)4I obtained rank data — the American Kennel Club doesn’t release raw registration numbers. The club ranked roughly the top 100 breeds for the early years of this data set, increasing to roughly 175 breeds in more recent years. Many of the all-star terrier breeds5Those that have won more than two Best in Shows through 2015. The smooth fox terrier, which has won four Best in Shows, isn’t included in the chart because the data on its popularity during the last century is incomplete. began to decline. Wire fox terrier14 Toy poodle2 One Yorkie did win Westminster, back in 1978. But Yorkshire terriers, small as they are, compete in the toy group at Westminster. The terrier on the rise is barely a terrier at all.Despite the upending of the import market decades ago and the breeds’ often sharply declining popularity, the terrier experts I spoke to were still high on the dogs’ chances to prevail at the Garden this year. Oddsmakers haven’t cooled completely on their chances, either. The Wynn sportsbook puts the odds of a Skye terrier Best in Show at 5-to-1, making that breed the second overall favorite. The odds of a German shepherd win are 4-to-1.7The Scottish terrier comes in at 18-to-1, the wire fox at 40-to-1, and the Welsh at 125-to-1. Charlie, the Skye terrier who was last year’s runner-up, has good odds to win this year, as does Rumor, who was the best of the German shepherds and won the herding group on Monday.At the Garden on Tuesday, the mood among the dog handlers will be serious and competitive. “It’s just like what you would expect with trainers at the Kentucky Derby or mechanics at the Daytona 500,” said Stewart, the beagle expert. “They’re not going to be talking to each other about the new clutch they put in their car.”But that competitive tension can work in a terrier’s favor. “The chaos that is [the Westminster] show doesn’t bother the terriers,” Orange said. “They are so outgoing and so full of themselves that they don’t get exhausted. And they don’t stress out the way some of the more sensitive breeds do. Very few things bother a terrier.”The royal terrier bloodline may have thinned, but it’s royal nonetheless. “Terriers are still difficult to beat if you’ve got a good one,” Green said. English springer spaniel6 Source: Westminster Kennel Club Sealyham terrier4 German shorthaired pointer2 Illustrations by Joe McKendry Airedale terrier4 For decades, it wasn’t just dog-show success injecting the terrier brand into the collective American psyche — politics and pop culture also shined light on these breeds. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had Fala, a Scottish terrier, as a pet in the White House. The dog was a centerpiece of a nationally broadcast speech given by the president in 1944, and a statue of the pet sits at Roosevelt’s memorial in Washington, D.C. The Kennedys owned a Welsh terrier called Charlie. Asta, a wire fox terrier and now a staple of crossword puzzle answers, became a Hollywood star, appearing in “The Thin Man” films and many other movies in the 1930s and ’40s. Alfred Hitchcock owned Sealyham terriers, and the dogs made cameos in his movies.But the history of terriers in America goes back further than that. To understand it, you have to start in the United Kingdom.Terriers were described by an English physician as early as the 16th century; by the Victorian era, the animals had become the people’s dog of choice. Flyckt-Pedersen and Peter Green, a legendary terrier handler who has won four Westminster Best in Shows, agreed that some combination of the animals’ hunting utility and the vagaries of public taste were responsible for terriers’ popularity in the U.K. Around the turn of the 20th century, “terriers were the popular things,” Green said. “The only other breeds that were popular were sporting dogs.” And different terrier breeds emerged that were tailored for different landscapes and different prey — rats, badgers, rabbits and so on. Most successful breeds at Westminster “God loves a terrier.” — Gerry and Cookie Fleck, “Best in Show”Nearly 3,000 dogs are entered this year in the Westminster Kennel Club’s annual dog show. Officially, they belong to 199 dog breeds and varieties, their names affirming the global success of dog breeding, one of the most awesome biological experiments in history: affenpinscher, Beauceron, boerboel, keeshond, löwchen, Plott, Samoyed, schipperke, vizsla, xoloitzcuintli.On Tuesday at Madison Square Garden, seven dogs will bound onto Westminster’s iconic green carpet in the event’s final round. Each dog will be linked to a human handler by a show collar and lead, the two participants expertly guided and guiding. When the applause finally dies down, a tuxedoed judge will carefully assess each dog for its appearance, gait, coat, ears, eyes, teeth and temperament — its form against its original function. After careful deliberation, the judge will deem one of these dogs the highest expression of what a dog can be. The award: A polished pewter bowl and the coveted title Best in Show.For a long time at the Westminster show — the club has put on dog shows since 1877 — the winner of this title came from the same group of dogs over and over and over again, resulting in a record that is unrivaled even by the most storied of sports dynasties. For decades, terriers reigned supreme over Westminster. But then the arc of history turned against them. Lakeland terrier2 Boxer4 Bulldog2 More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Pointer3 West Highland white terrier2 This fall from prominence has affected more than the multi-champion terrier breeds. The Dandie Dinmont, the Skye, the Kerry blue, the Bedlington, the Welsh, the standard Manchester, the Australian and the Lakeland have all seen significant declines in popularity, as well.For some terrier breeds, the situation is existential. In 2011, a campaign was launched to save the Sealyham terrier — winner of four Westminster Best in Shows and once the dog of choice of King George V, Cary Grant and Elizabeth Taylor — from extinction. “If we can save the rhino or tiger, we can surely save this useful and charming breed of dog,” the British magazine Country Life wrote. Some related breeds, like the English white terrier, from which the Sealyham line descends, have already gone extinct. In 2010, only 49 Sealyham puppies were registered with the U.K.’s Kennel Club, down from 2,000 in the breed’s peak years. The near-extinction of the Sealyham is an extreme illustration of terrier decline — even among terriers, the Sealyham is extremely difficult to show. The dogs have very thick coats, for one thing, and their white fur tends to get dirty easily.Despite the difficulties, an intrepid few still soldier on in the terrier world. Diane Orange, a columnist for the American Kennel Club, told me that she has bred terriers since 1956 and now breeds Welsh terriers in West Virginia. When I reached her by phone, she had her hands full: “I’ve got a 6-month-old puppy running around loose, and I’ve got to put her back in her crate.�� When she returned a minute or two later, she continued: “Right now, I’m starting to work on coats for four of them for the summer, and once I get really working on the coats, it’s going to take me an hour a day, per dog, to get them ready to show, for about three months.”When terriers were hegemons of Westminster in the early 20th century, there were far fewer breeds in the country. And as terrier popularity has declined, the variety of dog breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club and competing at Westminster has increased. But terrier titles haven’t gone down just because there is more competition now. In 1950, when terriers ended their run of winning 29 out of 43 Best in Shows, there were 19 terrier breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, 17 percent of the 109 total. Now, there are 31 terrier breeds, 16 percent of the 189 total.6Westminster did not have historical data on the number of breeds and varieties competing each year, so I used the American Kennel Club data, which is a close proxy. There are 10 more dog types on the Westminster list, though, because the breeds are divided into even finer categories — e.g., the dachshund is one breed on the American Kennel Club list, but its longhaired, smooth, and wirehaired versions compete at Westminster separately. A new terrier breed — the American hairless — was recognized just this year and will make its debut at Westminster in 2017. It remains unclear what the next dog-show dynasty will be or if there will be one at all. Might it be the dawn of the toy? A Pekingese and an affenpinscher took the titles in 2012 and 2013. Perhaps a long-in-coming age of the hound? Hounds have taken three titles since 2008 — as many as they’d won in the previous century. Or maybe the retrievers will finally get their due.Things change. A Portuguese water dog now lives in the White House. Our celebrities tote around Maltese and toy poodles. “Frasier” went off the air long ago, and its star terrier, Moose, is dead. So is Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier from “The Artist.”But amid the still-smoldering ruins of the terrier empire, one terrier prospers — the rose that grew while the others wilted. The Yorkshire terrier’s increased popularity, per the American Kennel Club data, stands alone as a terrier on the rapid rise. By Oliver Roeder Pekingese4 In the past two decades, titles have been fairly evenly distributed across most of the breed groups. Last year’s winner was a beagle (a member of the hound group) known as Miss P, only the second beagle to take the title. The runner-up: Charlie, a Skye terrier. read more

This motorized tricycle goes 18 mph using just a couple of electric

first_imgYour average motorcycle can go up to 100 miles per hour. This one barely tops twenty. Your average motorcycle has two wheels. This one has three. Your average motorcycle is powered by a gasoline-gobling combustion engine packing extreme horse power. This one? It’s powered by a pair of 18-volt electric drills.I’ll wait for you to get done rubbing your eyes. Yup, I actually wrote that. Meet the EX Vehicle.AdChoices广告This concept vehicle designed by Nils Feber is composed mostly of modified bicycle parts. The acceleration is powered by two 18-volt drillswhich are capable of accelerating the EX at up to one mile per volt, or 18 miles per hour.This is hardly a practical ride. A tricycle with two wheels in the front, the EX Vehicle depends upon a light weight rider who holds himself aloft on the handle bars, such as they are, with his arms spread wide out. To make turns, the rider just tilts his body: the handles on the EX Vehicle are used only for braking and for controlling acceleration.The drills driving the EX are a couple of stolid Bosch electric drills, making this bike , like your average Beamer, a German-powered vehicle. They don’t have a lot of horsepower, though, so one thing the makers of the EX needed to skimp on was metal to cover the chassis.Instead, it’s all wire-frame skeleton, making the EX light enough that it can go at a semi-respectable speed… albeit one that, unlike your average bike, won’t scrape half of your flesh off if you go spilling off of it during a ride.According to its makers, the EX stands for “Excentric.” Leaving aside the fact that that’s not a word, we still get their point, and they’re right: this is certainly a bike only for the truly eccentric. That’s not to say it isn’t the neatest thing on three wheels we’ve seen in months, though.Read more at Nils Ferberlast_img read more

Fortune teller ordered to pay damages to client she forced into prostitution

first_imgFortune teller ordered to pay damages to client she forced into prostitution Tokyo District Court ruled that the clairvoyant brainwashed the woman into believing she owed her money. Share Tweet Email Short URL By AFP Sunday 22 Jan 2017, 9:00 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 25,614 Views 26 Comments center_img A ferry goes by the Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo. Image: AP/Press Association Images A ferry goes by the Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo. Image: AP/Press Association Images Jan 22nd 2017, 9:00 AM A FORTUNE TELLER in Japan has been ordered to pay €800,000 in damages to a female client she forced into prostitution, local media reported.Tokyo District Court ruled that the clairvoyant brainwashed the woman into believing she owed her money, forcing her to pay off the debt by working in the sex industry and then pocketing nearly all of her income, some 90 million yen (€735,000).The psychic, who was not identified in media reports, reportedly convinced her victim to move into an apartment she owned and then ordered her to work as a prostitute to pay rent and other costs.“The fortune teller fuelled the woman’s fears by leading her to believe that she owed her a lot of money,” presiding judge Sotaro Tomuro said in his ruling on Wednesday.The victim, who had sought 100 million yen in damages, started seeing the fortune teller in 2008 and came to depend on her advice, media reports said.By 2011 she had moved into the flat and started working in the sex industry, which reportedly lasted until 2013.The fortune teller sometimes left the women to live on the equivalent of just €1 a day, the court heard.© – AFP, 2017Read: Three killed and 20 more injured after car drives into pedestrians in Melbourne > last_img read more

Taboo Amps up Its Shock Value and Its Storytelling

first_img Taboo’s Finale Lived up to Most of Its PromisesTaboo Delivers Answers, Intrigue and a Torturous Cliffhanger Stay on target It may have gotten off to a very slow start, but the pieces of Taboo‘s story are starting to fall into place. The first two episodes mostly fluctuated between being uncomfortable and dull, with fleeting moments of brilliance, thanks to the cast. The third episode manages to move the story along with very few dull moments, and plenty of discomforts. Taboo, by design, is not a pleasant show to watch. It’s ugly, bleak and disturbing. Those are some of its best qualities.The show began with some kids walking along the river and coming across a dead body. The body has a few holes in it, including one in the neck and a large cavity where his heart used to be. It’s the silver-toothed man who tried to kill James Keziah Delaney at the end of the last episode. As the kids rip out the dead man’s silver tooth, we cut to Delaney, who is having the American doctor/spy stitch him up. Without anesthetic. That’s the kind of show this is.Delaney takes the opportunity to ask about contacting President Jefferson. He doesn’t quite get there, but he does tell the doctor, and us, exactly what he wants. In exchange for Nootka Sound, he wants a monopoly on all trade coming through Nootka from China. As he puts it, he’s literally asking for all the tea in China. For his trouble, he learns that Carlsbad, the person who can put him in contact with the president is a woman. That narrows it down.Michael Kelly as Dumbarton. (Photo: Screenshot via FX)Delaney also takes steps to ensure the East India Company doesn’t send any more assassins after him. He draws up a will, knowing that it will reach them, stating that in the event of his death, Nootka Sound will become the property of the United States. He then makes them the same offer he made the Americans, although this time, not explicitly mentioning tea. Delaney now has a clear goal he’s working towards, which immediately makes the show better.Of course, it is dragged down by scenes of Delaney searching his house and finding nothing in particular. A prolonged conversation with Delaney’s Butler seems to hint that the woman who’s been haunting his visions is his mother. That’s something anyone paying the slightest bit of attention has already figured out. He finds a bird-shaped etching matching a tattoo on his back scratched into the fireplace of the room where his mother was kept at the end of her life. Where this all is going, I have no idea, and the show hasn’t given me much reason to care. It feels like Taboo is insisting there’s a mystery at the heart of the show, but refuses to let us know what that mystery is.What saved the episode was that Tom Hardy didn’t have to carry it all himself. The women in his life were each given a chance to shine. We got to know their lives, their goals, and their stakes. Delaney’s sister, Zilpha (Oona Chaplin) and his stepmother, Lorna Bow (Jessie Buckley) are both given some much-needed depth. Not only does this give Delaney more obstacles to struggle with, but it also fleshes out the world and makes for a much more interesting show.Things get weird in the church. (Photo: Screenshot via FX)First, in a series of letters between Zilpha and Delaney, Zilpha repeatedly rejects his advances. She mentions that her husband sees the letters come in and punishes her for it. She begs him to stop writing, but he persists anyway. Eventually, she requests to meet him in a church. There, she straddles and kisses her brother, hoping that will be enough for them to never see each other again. Delaney, of course, insists that she will.Delaney also gets a visit from his sister’s husband, Thorne. He just came by to brag about how great sex with his wife has become since Delaney returned. He also says that she loves it when he punishes her. Thorne later continues to prove what a stand-up guy he is when he gets home and berates Zilpha for not getting pregnant. This is how the show excels in making its audience extremely uncomfortable. Zilpha’s husband is so terrible to her that you start to root for him to die so she can get with Delaney… then you realize that Delaney is her brother (ew) and a stalker who can’t take no for an answer (also ew).Elsewhere in Delaney’s life, Lorna has moved into his house, enforcing her claim on half of her late husband’s possessions. She offers Delaney a trade: his half of the house for her half of Nootka sound. He refuses and also forbids her from going to her performance that night. She, he says, is a weakness. She insists on going and Delaney, not wanting to make life harder on him or his butler than it already is, orders two carriages and follows her.That turns out to be a good thing because the East India trading company planned to use Lorna to get at Delaney. After her performance, she is kidnapped and taken to a nobleman who thinks he has bought her for the night. The East India, knowing that Lorna doesn’t offer sex work services on the side, sold her to the man knowing she’d fight back. As the nobleman grabs her, she stabs him before Delaney appears with a gun, and forces the man to let them both leave. Delaney insists he’s right. Lorna is a weakness. He offers her a diamond with which she can escape to France. Not willing to play the damsel in distress, Lorna refuses the diamond and storms away. Lorna is quickly becoming my favorite character on the show.Jessie Buckley as Lorna Bow-Delaney. (Photo via FX)Taboo was weighed down by a slow, plodding narrative for its first two episodes. The production values and the acting made it something worth paying attention to. Now, the story is finally moving, and it’s taking real steps to overcome its initial weaknesses. Giving Lorna and Zilpha something to do takes the pressure off of Tom Hardy. He no longer has to carry the entire show. Now he has two other fully fleshed out characters to act against, and the show is much more exciting for it. For the first time this season, I’m really looking forward to seeing where Taboo goes next week.last_img read more

Push ups may add years to your life

first_imgDoing strength-based exercises such as push ups and sit ups can significantly reduce the risk of early death, a study of over 80,000 adults claims. Researchers found that people who undertook such exercises had a 23 per cent reduction in risk of premature death by any means, and a 31 per cent reduction in cancer-related death.While strength training has been given some attention for functional benefits as we age, little research has looked at its impact on mortality, researchers said. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”The study shows exercise that promotes muscular strength may be just as important for health as aerobic activities like jogging or cycling,” said Emmanuel Stamatakis from University of Sydney in Australia.”And assuming our findings reflect cause and effect relationships, it may be even more vital when it comes to reducing risk of death from cancer,” said Stamatakis.The analysis also showed exercises performed using one’s own body weight without specific equipment were just as effective as gym-based training. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”When people think of strength training they instantly think of doing weights in a gym, but that does not have to be the case.””Many people are intimidated by gyms, the costs or the culture they promote, so it’s great to know that anyone can do classic exercises like triceps dips, sit-ups, push-ups or lunges in their own home or local park and potentially reap the same health benefits,” said Stamatakis.The research, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, is based on population sample of over 80,306 adults.last_img read more

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New Year begins with six temblors in Costa Rica

first_imgNo related posts. The first tremor of 2013 was recorded at 1:54 a.m. with a magnitude of 2.7 degrees and an epicenter located in Golfito, on the South Pacific coast. By noon 6 temblors were registered by the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori).Five of the tremors had epicenters located in the South Pacific, near the border with Panama.At 2:06 a.m. came the second, with a magnitude of 2.6 degrees, located 4 km southeast of Corredores. Five minutes later, at 2:11 a.m., came the third, a 2.4 degrees recorded near Golfito.At 5:33 a.m, another tremor shook Golfito with a magnitude of 2.6 degrees.The last earthquake in the region, a magnitude-2.4, was registered by Ovsicori at 5:48 a.m., also in Golfito.Then at 10:12 a.m., a 2.6 quake was felt in El Guarco, in the province of Cartago. There are no reports of damage in any of these locations.Ovsicori experts agree that a series of faults were activated in Costa Rica’s southern region after the magnitude-7.6 earthquake that hit Nicoya, Guanacaste last October 5. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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