BUSINESS BRIEF Anantha Chandrakasan To Join Analog Devices Board of Directors

first_img(NOTE: Analog Devices, headquartered in Norwood, has a location in Wilmington at 804 Woburn Street.)WILMINGTON, MA — Analog Devices, Inc., a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Anantha Chandrakasan as an independent director on the Board, effective January 1, 2019. Dr. Chandrakasan is dean of MIT’s School of Engineering and the Vannevar Bush Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. In addition, Dr. Chandrakasan co-chairs the MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab and chairs the MIT-SenseTime Alliance on Artificial Intelligence and J-Clinic, the Abdul Latif Jameel Clinic for Machine Learning in Health at MIT.“We are honored to welcome Anantha to the ADI Board. His impressive work at MIT and expertise in technologies that are shaping the future of information and communication, business, and indeed, society will be of great value to ADI,” said Ray Stata, ADI Chairman of the Board. “We look forward to his contributions to the Company.”Dr. Chandrakasan joined the MIT faculty in 1994 and was director of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL) from 2006 until he became the head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 2011, a position that concluded with his appointment as dean in July 2017. He is an IEEE fellow, and in 2015 he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. In addition, he has received many prestigious awards including the 2009 Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) University Researcher Award, the 2013 IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits, an honorary doctorate from KU Leuven in 2016, and the UC Berkeley EE Distinguished Alumni Award.Dr. Chandrakasan earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley.About Analog DevicesAnalog Devices (Nasdaq: ADI) is a leading global high-performance analog technology company dedicated to solving the toughest engineering challenges. We enable our customers to interpret the world around us by intelligently bridging the physical and digital with unmatched technologies that sense, measure, power, connect and interpret.(NOTE: The above press release is from Analog Devices.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBUSINESS BRIEF: Analog Devices Recognized For Employee Benefits, Work Culture & Business GrowthIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Analog Devices Welcomes Karen Golz To Board of DirectorsIn “Business”SELECTMEN NEWS: Analog Devices Updates Town On $157 Million Campus ExpansionIn “Government”last_img read more

BeyoncéGlover duet feels the love as Lion King tickets go on sale

first_img Summer movie preview: Aladdin, Spider-Man, Tarantino and more It is time. Advanced tickets available now. #TheLionKing— The Lion King (@disneylionking) June 24, 2019 On Sunday, Disney released a video of the two singing short snippets of the classic love song, Can You Feel The Love Tonight? The video has gotten more than 500,000 views in just over one day. Disney The new Simba is just so darn cute. Walt Disney Studios Just can’t wait to be king? You don’t have to wait anymore. Tickets for the new, scarily realistic, computer-animated Lion King are on sale. Although the remake of the classic 1994 animated hit doesn’t open for nearly a month, major online ticket-selling sites, including Fandango, AMC, Cinemark and Regal, all have tickets available now.Buy tickets on AtomBuy tickets on FandangoNote that CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site.The film features a star-studded voice cast, including Donald Glover as Simba, the lion cub who must find his way, and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as his mate, Nala.  21 Photos Share your voicecenter_img The Lion King opens July 18 in Australia and July 19 in the US and UK. TV and Movies Post a comment 0 Tagslast_img read more

Amit Trivedi in love with DJ Zeniths song Junglee calls it coolest

first_imgDJ Zenith aka Harshit AgarwalPR HandoutAce Bollywood music director Amit Trivedi has fallen in love with Mumbai-based 22-year-old songwriter and DJ Zenith’s song Junglee, which he described as the ‘coolest pop track of the season’.Harshit Agarwal, commonly known as DJ Zenith, is the talk of the music industry. Hailing from Jaipur, he started his musical journey in 2014, since then he has become one of the most prominent artists in the country as well as globally. He has worked with famous artists like Alan Walker, Tiesto, One Republic, David Guetta and multiple others.Zenith recently produced a song called “Junglee” with Charan on vocals, the duo were winners of the Bacardi House Party Sessions for which this Anthem was created. They were mentored by the legendary Bollywood singer Benny Dayal. The music video has created quite a buzz in the industry. DJ Zenith aka Harshit AgarwalPR HandoutJunglee explores the dynamics between a Madari (master) and his monkey. The music video has a twist wherein the roles are reversed between the Madari and the monkey which leads to a change in the perspective. The Madari and the monkey have became overnight sensations. The unconventional storytelling and music vibe makes this video a must watch.2018 was a milestone year for Zenith as he started blending independent Hindi music with his own beats. His song “Kho gaye” was a nationwide success and was trending on all social media platforms. When asked what drives him to create music, Zenith said, “I was always an avid listener of different kinds of music since I was a kid and I’ve grown organically into it.” 2019 is shaping up to be an even bigger year for this young artist as he has his hands full with many projects including some in which he is also the songwriter.last_img read more

Death toll in Afghan election centre attack reaches 57

first_img.Afghan shopkeeper Ali Rasuli was standing at the end of a long queue of people waiting to pick up their national ID certificates on Sunday when a fireball erupted in front of him.The suicide bombing outside a voter and ID registration centre in Kabul killed at least 57 people, injured 119 and briefly blinded Rasuli, leaving him with leg and abdominal injuries.“I found myself covered in blood, with dead people-women and children-around me,” 26-year-old Rasuli told AFP from his bed at Kabul’s Isteqlal Hospital where around 50 of the wounded had been rushed for treatment.The smell of blood permeated the hospital. In the morgue around a dozen bodies lay on the floor, including those of several children.Around 40 other wounded were taken to a trauma centre run by Italian NGO Emergency. Hundreds of relatives stood outside on the street waiting for news.Rasuli was among hundreds outside the registration centre on Sunday morning waiting to pick up their tazkira, or national ID document, which Afghans need to register to vote in legislative elections scheduled for October 20.The government has been pushing people to register at more than 7,000 polling centres around the country as it seeks to hold credible and fraud-free elections.“They all wanted to vote,” Rasuli said.Ali Jan was one of them.The 21-year-old student, who had planned to take part in his first-ever elections in October, tried to pick up his tazkira on Saturday but was turned away because officials had run out of paper.He went back on Sunday in hopes of better luck but instead was caught up in the blast.“They said the tazkira is needed to vote, but if they keep killing us how can we vote?” he told AFP from his hospital bed, his head bandaged.It was at least the third attack on a voter registration centre since 14 April when authorities began a two-month process to register up to 14 million adults ahead of long-delayed parliamentary and district council elections.Outside Isteqlal Hospital grief mixed with anger among anxious relatives waiting for news of loved ones.They directed their fury at the Afghan government and its apparent inability to protect ordinary people from suicide attacks.“Our patience is running out. This government should take responsibility for the lives of all these innocent people lost every day,” a man called Hussain, whose cousin was wounded in the blast, told AFP.“Nobody will go to vote anymore.”last_img read more

US is loser by abandoning Iran nuclear deal Rouhani

first_imgIran`s president Hassan Rouhani speaks at a news conference on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, US on 26 September. Photo: ReutersIran’s president boasted Sunday that the United States has lost against the Islamic republic’s “righteousness and wisdom” by walking out of the landmark nuclear deal.”Everyone knows that America has lost legally and politically by giving up on its international obligations and that we have achieved victory,” said president Hassan Rouhani in a speech at the University of Tehran to mark the beginning of the school year.”There are but a few countries in the world that would call the US withdrawal from the JCPOA (nuclear deal) a good move,” he added.”Those that are cautious express disappointment, those that are more frank say it was a mistake, and the outspoken say it was illegal.”Washington pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers in May and is reimposing punishing sanctions on the country, hoping to pressure Tehran into what president Donald Trump calls a “better deal”.The US is due to complete the reimposition of sanctions on November 5, targeting Iran’s oil sector and central bank.The other parties to the agreement — Russia, China, the UK, France and Germany — have all pledged to continue to try to make the deal work, despite their firms being vulnerable to the US sanctions if they keep doing business with Iran.Rouhani said Iran’s response had left Washington “empty-handed”.”They expected us to leave the JCPOA hours after they announced they are, and what would have happened? The case would have returned to the UN Security Council, turned against Iran and isolated us,” he said.He said Iran had lost nothing by staying in the deal and could leave “whenever” it chooses.last_img

Nobody Hurt When School Bus Crashes Into Houston House

first_img Share Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. HOUSTON (AP) — A school bus has crashed into the front of a house in Houston.A Houston Fire Department spokesman had no immediate reports of anyone hurt in the accident Wednesday morning. The front of the bus smashed into the corner of the house.The bus had First Student written on the side. A message left with First Student, which is a transport company, was not immediately returned Wednesday.The incident occurred about 6:45 a.m. in the 9900 block of Golden Glen Drive, according to the Houston Police Department.last_img read more

Protests Held in Pittsburgh After Cop Cleared in Shooting

first_imgBy Mark Scolforo, The Associated PressThe father of a slain Black teenager pleaded for peace March 23 after the acquittal of a White police officer triggered an apparent retaliatory shooting at the defense attorney’s office and touched off protests in the streets of Pittsburgh.Police put officers on 12-hour shifts until further notice.The verdict late March 22 in the deadly shooting of 17-year-old Antwon Rose II angered his family and civic leaders and prompted hundreds of people to gather Saturday afternoon at an intersection called Freedom Corner in the Hill District neighborhood, the historic center of black cultural life in Pittsburgh. One man held a sign with the names of Black men killed by police around the U.S.Marchers move through the streets Saturday, March 23, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pa. The group was calling for justice the day after former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld was acquitted in the homicide trial where he was charged with shooting and killing 17-year-old Antwon Rose II last summer near Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)“It’s very painful to see what happened, to sit there and deal with it,” Rose’s father, Antwon Rose Sr., told the crowd. “I just don’t want it to happen to our city no more.”Afterward, he told reporters: “I want peace, period, all the way around. … Just because there was violence doesn’t mean that we counter that with violence.”The mostly white crowd then marched through downtown Pittsburgh and other city neighborhoods, periodically blocking streets as they chanted, “Who did this? Police did this!” The protest soon moved onto the University of Pittsburgh campus. Police reported no immediate arrests or injuries.Early March 23, five to eight shots were fired into the building where the officer’s attorney, Patrick Thomassey, works, police in nearby Monroeville said. No one was hurt. Police said they had been staking out the place as a precaution, and the gunfire erupted after they left to answer another call around midnight.Former East Pittsburgh police Officer Michael Rosfeld had been charged with homicide for shooting Rose as the unarmed teenager ran away from a traffic stop in June. Rosfeld testified that he thought Rose or another suspect had a gun pointed at him and that he fired to protect himself and the community.“I hope that man never sleeps at night,” Rose’s mother, Michelle Kenney, said of Rosfeld after the verdict, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I hope he gets as much sleep as I do, which is none.”Rose’s family is now pressing ahead with a federal civil rights lawsuit filed against Rosfeld and East Pittsburgh, a small municipality about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from downtown Pittsburgh, where the trial was held.Attorney S. Lee Merritt, who represents Rose’s mother in the litigation, said the verdict was based on Pennsylvania law regarding the use of force that he considers unconstitutional.“The protest is an appropriate response to injustice,” Merritt said, adding that he believes the state law is why jurors reached their verdict of acquittal.He also called the shots at Rosfeld’s attorney’s office “an act of cowardice and barbarism that does nothing but perpetuate the stereotypes often used to justify police brutality.”Thomassey told reporters after the verdict that Rosfeld is “a good man, he is.” The defense attorney said he hopes the city remains calm and “everybody takes a deep breath and gets on with their lives.”The leaders of two major Pittsburgh charities issued a statement expressing “shock and outrage” over the verdict.“Pittsburgh now sadly joins a disturbing and ever-growing catalogue of cases across the United States where law enforcement or security officials have walked free after the killings of young black men under questionable circumstances,” wrote Maxwell King, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Foundation, and Grant Oliphant, president of the Heinz Endowments.“We have asked the question, ‘Would Antwon Rose be alive today if he had been white?’ We, his family and African American community leaders believe that more than likely he would be.”Pittsburgh was in the spotlight less than five months ago, when a gunman ranting about Jews killed 11 people at a synagogue.Rose was riding in an unlicensed taxi that had been involved in a drive-by shooting minutes earlier when Rosfeld pulled the car over and shot the teenager in the back, arm and side of the face. Neither Rose nor another teen in the taxi was holding a weapon when the officer opened fire, though two guns were later found in the vehicle.Rosfeld had worked for the East Pittsburgh Police Department for only a few weeks and was sworn in just hours before the shooting.The 12-person jury — including three Black members — saw video of the fatal confrontation. The jury took less than four hours to reach a verdict.Prosecutor Jonathan Fodi argued that the video showed there was no threat to the officer. But a defense expert testified Rosfeld was within his rights to use deadly force to stop suspects he thought had been involved in a shooting.The prosecution did not call its own use-of-force expert, a decision the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania questioned. But Mike Manko, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office, said prosecutors were confident they had what they needed to make their case.Shortly before the traffic stop, another person in the taxi, Zaijuan Hester, rolled down a window and shot at two men on the street, hitting one in the abdomen. Hester, 18, pleaded guilty last week to aggravated assault and firearms violations. He said he, not Rose, did the shooting.Prosecutors had charged Rosfeld with an open count of homicide, meaning the jury had the option of convicting him of murder or manslaughter.___Associated Press journalists Michael Rubinkam in northeastern Pennsylvania, Ramesh Santanam in Pittsburgh and Keith Srakocic in Pittsburgh contributed to this story.last_img read more

IPython 720 is out

first_imgLast week, the IPython community announced its latest release, IPython 7.2, which is available on PyPI and will be soon available on Conda. This version includes some improvements, minor bug fixes, and also new configuration options. Users can update to IPython 7.2 by using the following command: pip install ipython –upgrade Improvements in IPython 7.2 Ability to show subcases while using pinfo and other utilities In this update, IPython will now list the first 10 subclasses whenever a ‘? / ??’ is used on a class. OSMagics.cd_force_quiet configuration option Users can now set the OSMagics.cd_force_quiet option to force the %cd magic to behave as if -q was passed. Here is the command: In [1]: cd //In [2]: %config OSMagics.cd_force_quiet = TrueIn [3]: cd /tmpIn [4]: Current vi mode can now be configured To control this feature, users need to set the TerminalInteractiveShell.prompt_includes_vi_mode to a boolean value (default: True). Other improvements and bug fixes Fixed a bug preventing PySide2 GUI integration from working Users can now run CI on Mac OS The IPython ‘Demo’ mode has been fixed Fixed the %run magic with path in name This update has an added CWD to sys.path after stdlib The signatures (especially long ones) now have a better rendering Users can re-enable jedi by default if it’s installed This update has a new minimal exception reporting mode, which is mostly useful for educational purpose There are still some outstanding bugs that will be fixed in the next release, which the community plans to release before the end of the year. To know more about this release in detail, head over to IPython’s documentation. Read Next IPython 7.0 releases with AsyncIO Integration and new Async libraries Make Your Presentation with IPython How to connect your Vim editor to IPythonlast_img read more

Delta Air France announce yearround service from Nice to JFK

first_img Global Aviation Services Delta, Air France announce year-round service from Nice to JFKJoint venture partners Delta Air Lines and Air France will offer year-round nonstop service between Nice Côte d’Azur Airport and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.The flight is the only service to link the French Riviera region to the United States nonstop and previously ran for 10 months each year, with a temporary stop between the end of January and the start of the summer season in March.Operated daily by Delta in conjunction with Air France, the flight will continue four times a week throughout the winter season.  Delta will use a 245-seat Boeing 767-400 aircraft on services between Nice and New York through December and a 210-seat Boeing 767-300 aircraft from January to March 2016.“We have transported more than 2 million passengers between Nice and the United States since 1991 and are delighted to respond to customer demand by extending this popular flight throughout the winter,” said Perry Cantarutti, Delta’s Senior Vice President Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Around 20 percent of passengers are flying to Nice on business and a year-round service will help support local industry both here and in the surrounding region.”Patrick Alexandre, EVP Commercial, Sales & Alliances at Air France-KLM added: “The extension of the nonstop Nice-New York flight, now operated all year round by our partner Delta Air Lines, is a further illustration of Air France-KLM’s desire to expand its presence, together with its partners, on the French Riviera. The leading airline group in Nice, Air France-KLM, in cooperation with Delta, is reaffirming its leadership in the region in a sustainable manner. Highly committed to promoting France abroad, especially Nice, Air France KLM and its partner Delta carried 120,000 American passengers to and from Nice in 2014, representing 320 per day!”The Nice-New York flight supports a number of high-profile events in the Côte d’Azur region, including the Cannes Film Festival, of which Air France is official airline, the Monaco Grand Prix and the Nice Jazz Festival.Passengers flying in Delta’s business class cabin, Delta One, enjoy a full range of premium products for a comfortable, relaxed, and productive in-flight experience. These include fully flat-bed seats in a 1x2x1 configuration with Westin Heavenly Inflight Bedding from Westin Hotels & Resorts. Delta offers fine dining on board with five-course chef-inspired menus accompanied by wines selected by Master Sommelier, Andrea Robinson.The Nice-New York-JFK flight is operated as part of the joint venture with Delta, Air France-KLM and Alitalia. With more than 250 daily trans-Atlantic flights operated by the four airline partners and a fleet of 129 aircraft, this partnership provides customers with the benefits of a vast route network offering more frequencies, competitive fares and harmonized services across the Atlantic. This industry-leading JV represents nearly 25 percent of total trans-Atlantic capacity. Fly Air France Fly Delta Airlinescenter_img Source = Delta Airlines & Air Francelast_img read more

Q1 Reports Bode Well for National Credit Unions

first_img As both current homeowners and potential homebuyers are settling more into their prospective communities, turning to federally-insured credit unions for their mortgage and banking needs has become a viable option.On Monday the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) released its 2017 Q1 call report data, which reports growth all across the board for federally insured credit unions. Dan Berger, the President and CEO of the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU) attributes the overall growth first and foremost to growing membership, which rose 4.2 percent, over 4.3 million more members than were registered a year ago. “The figures show that credit unions’ consistent commitment to providing excellent products and member service is being recognized by members,” said Berger. “Credit unions are maintaining healthy growth by focusing on their members’ needs and concerns. Credit unions succeed when their members succeed–this quarterly report is just more proof of that.” And succeed they did, as the NAFCU saw a steady climb in all of its reported data. Assets were up 7.8 percent to $1.34 trillion, $0.1 trillion more than last year, and lending climbed to $885 billion from $800 billion (10.6 percent). Member business lending also rose to 68.9 billion (15.3 percent). Deposits, or shares, grew 8.3 percent to $1.14 trillion from $1.05 trillion, and the loan-to-share ratio for the industry increased 1.7 percent from a year prior to 77.7 percent. Net income of the credit union also was up 2.6 percent in comparison with first quarter 2016, totaling $9.4 billion annualized. Finally, net worth appreciated 6.9 percent to $143.1 billion from $133.8 billion a year ago. Berger is looking forward to continuing this growth going into the second quarter of 2017. If member growth remains on the rise, and the credit unions’ members remain happy, there’s no reason why their reported numbers can’t continue to climb. Q1 Reports Bode Well for National Credit Unions in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Headlines, News Federally Insured Credit Unions NAFCU National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions NCUA Quarterly Earnings 2017-06-05 Staff Writercenter_img June 5, 2017 619 Views Sharelast_img read more

April 23 2010 Last week on April 15 2010 David

first_imgApril 23, 2010 Last week, on April 15. 2010, David Tollas looked out across the valley below his apartment in the Foundry Apse. Can you see … ? [photo: David Tollas & text: sue] … the beautiful big cat, a Lynx. This is a rare sighting and a very lucky shot. Congratulations! [photo: David Tollas & text: sue]last_img

Rep Runestad announces grant opportunities for Oakland County Fair

first_img18Dec Rep. Runestad announces grant opportunities for Oakland County Fair Categories: Runestad News Rep. Jim Runestad today announced two grant opportunities provided by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) for the improvement of fairground facilities and financial support for livestock expositions at the Oakland County Fair next summer.“These grants are a great opportunity to preserve and enhance such a cherished local tradition like the Oakland County Fair” Runestad said. “Farmers, families and visitors to our communities next summer would benefit from the continued investment in our county’s annual fair.”MDARD’s capital improvement program aims to provide additional funds to county fair officials for needed structural improvements to fairground facilities. The shows and expositions grant provides financial support and awards for expositions livestock and other commodities. Eligible applicants must submit their proposals to MDARD by Feb. 1, 2018 at 5 p.m., where all grants will be reviewed and selected by an evaluation committee.last_img read more

first_img – Americans are falling behind on their credit card debt. As you’re about to see, credit card “defaults” are rising for the first time in six years. This is a serious problem for credit card companies. It’s also a big problem for retailers, car makers, and any other company that depends on consumer credit. If this keeps up, shares of America’s biggest consumer companies could plunge. You could even lose a lot of money without having a single penny invested in this sector.    That’s because consumer spending makes up about 70% of the economy. When the “consumer” hurts, the entire economy feels it. So, if you have any money at all in stocks, please read this Dispatch closely. •  Credit card company Synchrony Financial (SYF) issued a serious warning last week… Synchrony issues more retail-store credit cards than any other company. Its performance can say a lot about the credit card and retail industries. Right now, Synchrony’s customers are struggling to pay their bills. The Wall Street Journal reported last week:   “We expected to see some softening,” Brian Doubles, Synchrony’s chief financial officer, said at an investor conference Tuesday. “We weren’t sure when it was going to come and I think we’re starting to see some of that.” Mr. Doubles added that the ability of card holders to get back on track with payments after falling behind has been “challenged all year.” •  The company said it could see a jump in “credit charge-offs”… This is basically the default rate for the credit card industry. The company warned that its charge-off rate could spike from about 4.4% to as high as 4.8%. For perspective, the industry charge-off rate was 3.1% during the first quarter. During the first quarter of 2015, it was 3%. This was the first time since 2010 that the industry charge-off rate has increased from the previous year.  Many investors are now worried other credit card companies could take big losses in the coming months. Synchrony’s stock plunged 14% after it issued the warning. •  Shares of other major credit card companies also tanked on the news… Capital One Financial (COF) closed Tuesday down 6.6%. Ally Financial (ALLY) sunk 5.6%. These giant credit card companies are now trading as if there could be much bigger losses on the way. Synchrony’s stock has plunged 22% over the past year. Capital One is down 28%. Ally Financial is down 30%. Other major credit card companies have also plummeted. American Express (AXP), the nation’s largest credit card company, has fallen 23% over the past year. Discover Financial Services (DFS) is down 10%. For comparison, the S&P 500 is down 2% since last June. •  As of the first quarter, Americans had more than $950 billion in credit card debt… That’s 6% higher than the first quarter of 2015. And it’s the highest level since 2009. Folks have been racking up bigger debt despite falling behind on their payments. The Wall Street Journal reports: Capital One, the nation’s fourth-largest credit card issuer, said credit card sales jumped 14% in the first quarter from a year earlier. At Citigroup Inc., average credit card balances in the first quarter posted the first year-over-year increase since 2008. Such balances also grew at Discover Financial Services Inc. and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., the nation’s largest lender. U.S. credit card balances are on pace to hit $1 trillion by the end of the year. They could even top the all-time high of $1.02 trillion set in July 2008. •  The Federal Reserve made it cheap for folks to borrow money… As you probably know, the Fed has held its key interest rate near zero since 2008. The Fed dropped rates to the floor to encourage folks to borrow and spend money. In 2007, the average credit card holder paid 13.3% per year in interest. Today, the average annual interest rate is 12.3%. Credit card companies and banks have also loosened their lending standards. The Wall Street Journal reports: Because many creditworthy consumers are still cautious about spending, lenders are turning more aggressively to subprime borrowers. Lenders issued some 10.6 million general-purpose credit cards to subprime borrowers last year, up 25% from 2014 and the highest level since 2007, according to Equifax. A “subprime” loan is a loan made to someone with poor credit. You may remember that the collapse of the subprime mortgage market sparked the 2008 financial crisis and worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. •  The Fed also made it cheaper to buy a car….   Last quarter, the amount of U.S. auto loans topped $1 trillion for the first time in history. This is a sign of a very unhealthy economy. That’s because many folks buying cars these days could never afford them in “normal” times. The Wall Street Journal explains: Lenders gave out $109.4 billion in subprime auto loans last year, up 11% from 2014 and nearly three times the low of $38.3 billion in 2009, according to credit-reporting firm Equifax. Subprime auto loans account for a growing share of new auto loans, making up nearly 19% of auto loan balances given out last year, up from 13% in 2009. •  It’s only going to become more difficult for folks to pay their credit card bills and car loans… That’s because the economy is barely growing. As regular readers know, it’s growing at the slowest pace since World War II. And it’s only getting worse.   Companies are hiring at the slowest pace in six years. Corporate earnings are drying up. And major retailers are warning of big sales declines for this year. Meanwhile, debt is growing at the fastest pace in years. This can’t go on forever. As the economy weakens, more Americans will fall behind on their debts. Credit card companies, banks, and other lenders will see huge losses. Many retailers will also see sales plummet.   Firm’s Little-Known Report on Beating The Market Revealed Over a period of 10 years, one of America’s most famous banking firms conducted an extensive study on one particular strategy…a strategy that can beat the market by more than 10 to 1…without even trading stocks. Our friends at the Sovereign Society have deciphered their strategy here. [TONIGHT] Trump, the “Brexit,” and Negative Interest Rates?! Not sure how to prepare your portfolio for the looming political, social, and economic events threatening the market this year? For the first time ever, Bill Bonner is sitting down with Chris Mayer and Porter Stansberry to discuss everything that’s happening in a free webinar. Sign up instantly to hear their thoughts tonight at 8pm, eastern time. RSVP right here. Regards, Justin Spittler Delray Beach, Florida June 21, 2016center_img Recommended Links — •  E.B. Tucker, editor of The Casey Report, just shorted a company that depends heavily on cheap credit… Shorting is betting that a stock will fall. If it does, you make money. Nearly 62% of this company’s customers pay with credit. A “spend now, pay later” business like this can work when the economy is growing. It doesn’t work well when the economy is shrinking. Folks buy less stuff once they realize they can’t really afford it. Some customers don’t pay back their loans. E.B. says this is already happening at this company. He wrote in this month’s issue of The Casey Report: From 2014 to fiscal 2016, the company’s annual bad debt expenses rose from $138 million to $190 million. That’s a 30% increase. Over the same period, credit sales grew by only 20%. That means bad debt expenses rose 50% faster than credit sales. If this continues, the company could end up with huge piles of unsold inventory. To pay the bills, it may have to sell merchandise at deep discounts, even if it means losing money on every sale. In less than two weeks, this short has made Casey Report readers 5%. But that could just be the start. According to E.B, there’s “more pain to come as credit financing dries up…sales continue to drop…and more loans go unpaid.” You can learn more about this trade by signing up for The Casey Report. If you sign up today, you’ll get 50% off the regular price. You can learn how by watching this short presentation. You will also learn why today’s “credit crunch” is the No. 1 early warning of the next big financial crisis. More importantly, you’ll learn how to turn the coming crisis into a moneymaking opportunity. Click here to watch this free video.   Chart of the Day Airline stocks are breaking down… Airline stocks have been one of the hottest investments since the end of the 2008 financial crisis. The Dow Jones U.S. Airlines Index, which tracks major airline stocks, surged an incredible 861% from March 2009 through December 2014. It’s since fallen 26%. You can see in today’s chart that airline stocks are in a sharp downtrend. And if the economy gets as bad as we think it will, the sector could plunge. In the February issue of The Casey Report, E.B. Tucker wrote that the good times were ending for the airline industry. He put his money behind this call by shorting one of America’s most vulnerable airlines. This short has returned 20% in four months. And that’s just one of six holdings in E.B.’s portfolio that’s up 20% or more right now. To learn more about E.B.’s investing approach, watch this short video.last_img read more

Justins note If you havent heard yet Strategic

first_imgJustin’s note: If you haven’t heard yet, Strategic Investor editor E.B. Tucker’s working on a new venture. He plans to share all the details about this product at the end of this month. Leading up to that big announcement, we’re featuring his best insights and money-making opportunities.But you should first get to know E.B., if you don’t already. He’s one of the best big picture thinkers in our business. And his track record shows it. Just look at some of the big calls he’s nailed… E.B. Tucker Editor, Strategic InvestorP.S. I recently released an important video describing everything you need to know about “America’s Third Power Shift.”In short, the biggest power shift in the last 100 years is happening now. And it’s creating a tipping point in the next generation of energy metals. If you know where to put your money ahead of time, you could see once-in-a-lifetime gains. We’re set up to profit from this megatrend in my Strategic Investor newsletter… and you can join.Check out my presentation here…Reader MailbagAre you bullish on new energy sources? How about the metals that will profit? Let us know at feedback@caseyresearch.com.E.B. Tucker’s Latest Venture Profiting from America’s third power shift is just one of the many big ideas E.B. has to help you make a fortune in today’s markets.The idea he’s most excited about right now is a little-known strategy you can use to generate gains 10x bigger than options. It’s a specific type of investment that Doug Casey uses too…E.B. and Doug are ready to share the details on this strategy later this month in what’s sure to be one of the most important events in Casey Research’s history.We’ll let you know more details over the coming weeks.Stay tuned… Recommended Link The blockchain wave – E.B. was able to exploit this massive trend and made 15,000% in profits on a blockchain mining deal. Click here to watch this clip The Bitcoin bubble – On December 14, 2017, E.B. pleaded with his readers who owned bitcoin to sell enough of their coins to recoup their initial investment. That was four days before bitcoin reached its all-time high of $19,783. Folks thought he was crazy. Bitcoin’s at $3,370 today. Strange Investment Trick Can Pay Five Times MORE MONEY than Social SecurityI know that’s hard to believe… But this is 100% based on actual reports from people just like you. Just see for yourself… watch this 1-minute clip before Friday at 3pm. Learn how readers like Steve from Michigan made $7,500 just the other weekend. But hurry! This only works if you take one simple action before Friday at 3pm. A New EraLast century was the oil era. From Ibn Saud, Rockefeller, Getty, and even shale oil tycoons like billionaire Harold Hamm of Continental Resources, the oil business created trillions of dollars’ worth of wealth.Those days are over.Now, I’m not saying major oil companies are down for the count… they’re not. I’m also not saying billionaires like the Saudi royals are in trouble… they’re not.What I’m saying is that over the decades to come, those families, those billionaires, and those major companies we know today will not see their fortunes swell. They’ll chug along. They’ll also be surprised as new energy barons leap past them on the Forbes list.You see, oil goes in about every product we use today. From the tube of toothpaste to the lid on a Starbucks cup, it’s hard to get away from oil. This chart shows how much petroleum the world uses on a daily basis.I’m sure the first thing you think when you see this chart is that the oil business must be great.It is for the most entrenched players. Oftentimes, this means governments. After all, as much as 75% of the world’s oil production comes from state-owned oil companies, according to The Wall Street Journal.What I hope you’ll see is that the oil business isn’t getting much better. For starters, climate change warriors are out to attack the business at any chance they can get. I attended a raucous anti-oil protest in Portland, Oregon back in 2016 for research purposes. I attended a Dakota Access Pipeline protest in Portland, Oregon in November 2016Then, take taxes into consideration. Every gallon of gasoline sold in the U.S. has a $0.184 federal levy placed on it… and some states, like Pennsylvania (the highest case), pile on as much as $0.582 per gallon on top of that. States need that money to fund their bloated budgets.Oil is under attack from every angle.Meanwhile, alternative power gets the opposite treatment. In some states, you can actually make money driving an electric car or bolting solar panels onto your home.Just to be clear, we don’t have an opinion about which energy source is better. In my newsletter Strategic Investor, we separate our ideology from our investing.With this in mind, we see the oil trade as old, tired, and predictably stale. We see alternative energy as inevitable. Electric vehicles will be cheaper than those with combustion engines. Estimates say that 4.5 million new electric vehicles will be sold every year in China alone by 2020. Recommended Link You see, new battery technology is cutting costs in half… while increasing storage capacity.And that’s why the mass production and adoption of the electric car is no longer a pipe dream. It’s a reality.Right on the Cusp of a SurgeEarlier, we showed you a chart of oil usage. While it’s a big number, it’s not growing very fast. At least, not compared to this chart…Oil’s 1.5% annual demand growth over the last two decades is nothing compared to surging demand for battery capacity.The chart above measures battery demand in gigawatt hours (GWh). To put things into perspective, in 2016, all consumer products with lithium-ion batteries added up to 45 GWh, according to The Economist. That means every cordless drill, smartphone, and even e-cigarette combined. Electric car batteries produced that year added another 25 GWh.By 2030, management consulting firm McKinsey & Company expects demand for battery capacity to surge more than 36-fold to 2,900 GWh per year.And that, in turn, will create a massive spike in demand for a handful of new energy metals required to make all these batteries.In fact, The Wall Street Journal says, “The world is about to experience its biggest shift in commodities demand since the 19th century.”There’s no comparison. New energy sources will leap over oil’s tepid growth in the coming years. With clean energy economic incentives in place, no protesters, and technology on its side, a new energy source is set to power the future.Regards, Simply Put, Batteries Will Be the Oil of the Next CenturyAnd the metals that make up these batteries are creating a new “gold rush.”Why now?Because these more advanced batteries will hand forward-thinking investors the opportunity of a lifetime – and make two things a reality: Solar and wind power will be even cheaper and – more importantly – be available on-demand, 24/7 (think streaming), thanks to the energy storage capabilities of high-tech batteries. This will lead to the rise of micro-grids and independent home energy. — Click here for the full story In short, it pays to listen to E.B… especially when he’s pounding the table on a big idea. And that’s what today’s essay is all about.Below, E.B. explains why we’re entering “the biggest energy shift of our time.” A new type of energy is taking over. And that’s opened the door to a huge money-making opportunity…Regards,Justin Spittler Florianópolis, Brazil February 6, 2019By E.B. Tucker, editor, Strategic InvestorA society is only as strong as its access to supplies of reliable energy. While the source of that energy changes over time, one thing doesn’t: Controlling the supply of that energy is as close to printing money as you’ll ever get.Throughout time, the richest barons in history sold society its energy.Last century, oil fueled society. Barons like Jean Paul Getty made so much money supplying society with oil, the wealth became a burden. From the Rockefellers to the Saudi royals, the story is the same. Controlling the supply of energy is equivalent to a levy on the entire economy.Before oil, it was coal. Coal created scores of 19th-century fortunes. Even Andrew Mellon, who later became Secretary of the Treasury and the third-largest taxpayer in the 1920s (behind Rockefeller and Ford), got his start in the coal business.The same trend stretches all the way back to medieval days, when wood provided heat, a cooking flame, and lit rooms. The lords who owned the forest set the price for warmth, hot food, and light.Today, we’re on the dawn of a new era in energy. Stock Market Bulls Are Preparing for February 13Some of the most famous stock market bulls in the world are preparing for a massive event in February. — The renter trend – E.B. sold his largest stock at the peak in 2008. That gave him the “dry powder” to buy six rental properties. A decade later, he still has a passive income stream that yields around 20% per year.last_img read more

In North Carolina the opioid epidemic claims the

first_imgIn North Carolina, the opioid epidemic claims the lives of, on average, more than 3 people a day, and it shows little sign of slowing down. That’s just one of the issues that the state agency in charge of behavioral health is facing, which includes everything from substance abuse to mental health, developmental disabilities and more. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services recently released a 90-page strategic plan on how it aims to improve services in the state.WFDD’s Bethany Chafin spoke with Deputy Secretary for Health Services Mark Benton about what went into the plan and what it says about behavioral health in North Carolina.Interview Highlights On gathering feedback for the report: One of the things that we knew as we developed this plan was that we were also in the midst of a devastating opioid crisis…a big portion of that crisis points back to the fact that there are a lot of individuals who are suffering who do not have access to health coverage. And we also know that we have pockets in our state where we don’t have enough behavioral health providers, particularly substance use counselors. And so part of [it is] our recognizing that we need to increase access to health care, that’s both physical health and behavioral health. We also need to address the fact that we don’t have an adequate workforce, and we need to be able to look and hopefully better leverage the use of telemedicine to be able to bring care into communities where people are suffering. And you know, I guess in other words, the opioid crisis is in some ways is sort of a reflection of the fact that we have much more work to do in improving our behavioral health system. On the challenges facing North Carolina’s behavioral health system: The planning and the input for the behavioral health plan was really about a year-long process. We held 6 community meetings or community forums around the state. We talked with countless numbers of stakeholders…and some of the key pieces of feedback that we got consistently through all of those different venues were concerns around the timeliness and the affordability of behavioral healthcare, and that sort of addressed a number of subpoints. One [was] about whether we have an adequate behavioral health workforce and are we providing an adequate amount of services? And then generally, the ability for folks to be able to access those services – those with insurance and those without insurance. There was also another key theme that addressed the need to treat the entire person, the whole person. We refer to that as integrating both behavioral health and physical health. And then lastly were just general observations around the need to sort of improve the quality of behavioral health care that’s provided across our state. So those were sort of the three main buckets of feedback that we’ve received in this year-long process.center_img The major challenges come back to lack of funding and access to health insurance. We still have a large segment of our population that are working, are perhaps individuals with no children and have no means of accessing healthcare. We know generally there’s not enough money to cover the services that are needed. We also know that we still live in a day where there’s a stigma associated with having a mental illness or a substance use diagnosis. And we also know one of the other challenges is that our current system is fragmented and this is sort of a lead back to the need to integrate behavioral health and physical health. And so right now the two systems are very much separate. And we believe that needs to be addressed going forward. On how this addresses the opioid epidemic:last_img read more

MacOS High Sierras Root Bug Makes Hacking it Easy

first_img The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Apply Now » The bug appears to only affect High Sierra (MacOS 10.13.1), and Apple is working on a fix. Guest Writer Next Article November 29, 2017 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List MacOS High Sierra’s ‘Root’ Bug Makes Hacking it Easy Add to Queue Reporter 3 min read Michael Kan –shares This story originally appeared on PCMag Mac computers with High Sierra (MacOS 10.13.1 or higher) have a serious bug that can let anyone gain root access to the system without a password.The hack is easy to pull off. It can be triggered through the Mac’s System Preferences application when “Users &; Groups” is selected, and the lock icon on the window is clicked. After that, a new login window will appear. Anyone who types “root” as the username, leaves the password field empty, and clicks unlock (once or twice) is on their way to a new account that has system admin privileges to the computer.With those privileges, the account can be used to modify the rest of the Mac and look up passwords on the keychain access. Even after a reboot, the root account remains.There are also reports the bug can be triggered at the Mac login screen, but not everyone was able to produce the same findings.The problem made headlines when security researcher Lemi Orhan Ergin tweeted about on Tuesday.????? pic.twitter.com/4TBh5NetIS— patrick wardle (@patrickwardle) November 28, 2017Amit Serper, a security researcher with Cybereason, replicated the result and said the bug “is as serious as it gets.”Hackers are always crafting malware that can gain greater system privileges into a computer. Now they have a new way, which can also be triggered via a Mac’s command line function. Imagine a piece of malicious code designed to attack Macs using the same flaw. Users wouldn’t even know they were compromised, Serper said.Shortly after the bug was made public, Apple issued the following statement:”We are working on a software update to address this issue. In the meantime, setting a root password prevents unauthorized access to your Mac. To enable the Root User and set a password, please follow the instructions here. If a Root User is already enabled, to ensure a blank password is not set, please follow the instructions from the ‘Change the root password’ section.”Security experts are still going over the bug, but it can be remotely exploitable, if for instance, screen sharing is enabled on the Mac.If certain sharing services enabled on target – this attack appears to work ? remote ??? (the login attempt enables/creates the root account with blank pw) Oh Apple ???? pic.twitter.com/lbhzWZLk4v— patrick wardle (@patrickwardle) November 28, 2017It does not appear Apple was made aware of the bug before it was publicized on Twitter, something the security community generally frowns upon. “This kind of public disclosure can put users at risk,” said Keith Hoodlet, a security engineer with Bugcrowd, which does crowdsourced security testing.He recommends users refrain from trying out the bug on their High Sierra-installed Macs. Doing so creates an account with super privileges, which can open it up to remote attack. To mitigate the risk, users who’ve decided to test the bug should create a password for the new root account, which can be done by following the temporary fix Apple provided. Apple Image credit: pisaphotography | Shutterstocklast_img read more

Testing the Open Source Waters

first_imgCalc is similar in almost every way to Excel, but Calc files, unlike Excel files, can be saved directly to PDF, thus saving you the time and expense of having to use a separate program–Adobe–to turn the text document into a PDF. Apply Now » Donald Carroll Testing the Open Source Waters It was my fault–I admit it. I was cleaning my computer’s file system, trying to speed it up a bit, when poof! My computer died. I was able to bring it back to life, but I lost a lot of programs I had to reinstall. Unfortunately, at some point during a move six months earlier, I had lost my Microsoft Office disk and now was in a bit of a jam: I was working on a project for a client, the deadline was coming up quickly, and it was too late to go to the store to buy another copy.That’s when I turned to Google. On a hunch, I searched for “Alternatives to Microsoft Office” and there I found OpenOffice.org. A quick read of OpenOffice’s website revealed a program that’s intended to be similar to Microsoft Office in look and feel, and that can read and save files in the Microsoft Office format, among others.Here’s the kicker: OpenOffice is free. Regardless of how many workstations you use the program on, it’ll never cost your company a penny. Compare that to the cost of licensing Microsoft Office Professional for just five workstations: According to a sales associate at the online retailer CDW, that’ll cost you upwards of $2,000.Being convinced–and desparate–enough to give it a try, I went through the download and install procedures, which took only a few minutes using my cable modem. I was very pleased with what I found. There’s a “Word”-like program, called Write, for drafting documents. There’s also a spreadsheet program, called Calc, that’s very similar to Excel and a presentation program called Impress that’s similar to PowerPoint. There’s also a program called Draw, which is comparable to Paint.After I became more familiar with OpenOffice, I discovered many useful features that other business owners will appreciate:Write is the OpenOffice equivalent of Word. It’s highly functional, very intuitive and has utilities for saving documents directly to PDF format, which allows for easy web publishing or portability between platforms, something Word doesn’t offer. Mail merge, table maker, object manipulation, various wizards and the ability to create your own templates are also available in Write. 4 min read Add to Queue Technology July 28, 2005 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. –shares OpenOffice 1.2 also has a database function built in. This can be used to create bibliographies, contact lists, address books and other functions you’d expect from a relational database.Though it’s easy to learn how to use the programs–and easy on any company’s budget–OpenOffice does have some drawbacks:The database program in version 1.2 is extremely difficult to learn. I also came across compatibility issues with some of my Windows software that wouldn’t allow for the creation of databases through OpenOffice. There’s an Access-like database for OpenOffice 2.0, called Base; however, it’s still in Beta version, so some functions don’t work. And at this point, Base doesn’t have an “import” function, which many Access users find useful. Impress presentations can be saved directly as a Macromedia Flash file, for easy uploading to your company’s website. In PowerPoint, this can only be done by using a separate and expensive program for converting PowerPoint documents to Macromedia Flash format. If you don’t remember to save your Write files in a .doc format, or PDF, then non-OpenOffice users who you send your files to won’t be able to read them. Is free software really worth it? One business owner describes his first experiences with OpenOffice. Next Article Lastly, since OpenOffice was created as a group effort and built by volunteers, its how-tos and help files are sometimes difficult to find and understand.Overall, OpenOffice provides users with a versatile office suite. Many small-business owners will find that the office suite is a gateway to the larger world of open source software. For instance, when you find that OpenOffice doesn’t offer an Outlook-like e-mail service, you might soon discover Mozilla Thunderbird, another open source program that looks and acts very much like Outlook. Soon you may begin wondering why so many thousands of your business’s hard-earned dollars went to software suites, when similar software is available for free on the internet.Donald Carroll is the founder of Calvary Copywriting in Kansas City, Missouri. Specializing in the peculiarities of small to mid-sized businesses, Donald takes pride in helping the little guys fight big competition. The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. 2019 Entrepreneur 360 Listlast_img read more

Average Snapchat Users Spend 25 to 30 Minutes on App Each Day

first_imgSnapchat Just how good is Snapchat at keeping people using the service? We’ve heard figures about Snapchat’s popularity before, but the company is now pitching advertisers about the amount of time people spend, on average, within the app each day. And given how little time you have to watch videos and photos on the service, you’ll probably be as surprised at the figure as we were.According to Snapchat, which recently confirmed the figures with Business Insider, the app’s daily active users spend an average of 25 to 30 minute each day using Snapchat. And these users — more than 100 million in total — aren’t just watching videos from their friends or Snapchat’s brand videos. Around 60 percent or so of these daily users are actively creating new content.That said, it remains to be seen just how many Snapchat users are actively engaging with the content that comes from some of Snapchat’s existing partnerships. According to a recent poll from Variety, around 23 percent of those responding said they watched Snapchat’s Live Stories or Discover content — the partnerships Snapchat has with other brands that puts their content front and center on Snapchat’s Stories tab. Among those in the 13 to 24 age range who said they had used Live Stories and Discover at some point, only 44 percent said they used it on a daily basis. That’s not bad, but we wager Snapchat would love to see those figures a bit higher (if they’re accurate reflections of how teens and young adults use the app).Yet, if you talk to Snapchat, you’ll see that it has some figures for a similar age bracket, meant to convey to advertisers — particular television advertisers — that Snapchat is a better platform for them to throw money at. According to a survey the company commissioned Nielsen to perform, Snapchat reaches around 41 percent of all 18 to 34-year-olds in the United States. According to that very same survey, the top 15 television networks in the U.S. only reach 6 percent of this age bracket.In other words, Snapchat is a great way to reach young people, and they (along with Snapchat’s other users) are spending a lot of time on the app. At least, that’s what Snapchat hopes to convince television advertisers of, so they’ll start sending big bucks (and vertical advertising) Snapchat’s way. Add to Queue David Murphy Register Now » –shares 3 min read Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Next Article Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Average Snapchat Users Spend 25 to 30 Minutes on App Each Day This story originally appeared on PCMag March 28, 2016last_img read more

Take Savethisdanceforme to waltz home at 201

first_img Read more Whatever the outcome of Saturday’s 2,000 Guineas, the first Classic of the season is unlikely to have a bearing on Derby betting, now that Jim Bolger has apparently taken Epsom off New Approach’s agenda. Among the leading Guineas hopes, only Ibn Khaldun is prominent in the Derby market and connections have expressed doubts about his stamina for a mile and a half. It could be a different story with regard to Sunday’s 1,000 Guineas and the Oaks, however. There has to be value in the Oaks betting when Dar Re Mi can be promoted to favouritism after winning a slowly run maiden event over 10 furlongs at Sandown last week. John Gosden’s filly was visually impressive, making all to score by seven lengths, but she was followed home by a bunch of unknown quantities. If Dar Re Mi can do something similar in a proper race – York’s Musidora Stakes has been mentioned as her next target – then bring on the Oaks. But quotes as low as 6-1 for Epsom make no appeal. The 1,000 Guineas betting is dominated by three fillies with no aspirations of going a mile and a half – Infallible, Natagora and Muthabara. But there is the potential for a filly to be staying on strongly at the finish of the Rowley Mile and enter Oaks calculations, in the mould of Casual Look, sixth in the Guineas before winning at Epsom in 2003. James Fanshawe’s Spacious is a possible contender but it is the Aidan O’Brien-trained Savethisdanceforme whose 20-1 quote for the Oaks could disappear fast come Sunday afternoon. She is just 12-1 with Coral for the Epsom race and was backed down to a best price of 10-1 from a general 14-1 for the 1,000 Guineas yesterday. That gamble could, of course, prove wide of the mark if stable jockey Johnny Murtagh opts for Kitty Matcham instead at Newmarket. But Savethisdanceforme has superior form, with an official mark of 112, and she ran like a filly who would stay well at three years when fourth to Zarkava in the Prix Marcel Boussac. Share on Facebook Wed 30 Apr 2008 22.25 EDT First published on Wed 30 Apr 2008 22.25 EDT Share via Email Support The Guardian Share on Messenger Savethisdanceforme ended her juvenile career with an impressive nine-lengths victory in a Listed race at The Curragh, a performance which seems to have gone unnoticed. But she won in a fast time that day and her closest pursuer had previously accounted for Curtain Call. With Murtagh putting up 2lb overweight, Savethisdanceforme was beaten a neck by Marjalina on her reappearance in March. Not subjected to a hard race in heavy ground, she should come on a good deal for that – only now is the O’Brien stable starting to fire. It has all gone quiet about Godolphin’s 1,000 Guineas runner, Laureldean Gale, but Ibn Khaldun has jetted into Newmarket with high expectations in the 2,000 Guineas. A best-priced 11-2, he will start shorter if the ground softens at Newmarket to the detriment of second favourite Raven’s Pass. For the notebookEndless Luck 1m2f Sandown There will be easier assignments than the Classic Trial for Mark Johnston’s colt, who swung into the home straight upsides eventual winner Centennial, going every bit as well. The effort took its toll and he dropped out to finish seventh, but Endless Luck is better than his finishing position suggests. Jamboretta 1m Sandown Sir Michael Stoute’s filly has gone up 8lb for this two-length win but she looks an improved performer. She completed the mile in a time one second faster than Group 2 winner Major Cadeaux, under a confident ride from Ryan Moore.Ron Cox’s tip of the dayCove Mountain 4.10 HerefordMark Rimell’s horses are making a welcome return to form after the stable went through a lean spell and Cove Mountain underlined the point when putting in a much-improved run to finish fourth behind Dancing Dasi at Towcester last week. She had plenty to do at the weights there off a mark of 75 – the winner is rated 118 – and this switch to handicap company gives her an excellent chance. The Oaks Share on Pinterest Ron Cox Share on Facebook Since you’re here… … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Reuse this content Share on Twitter Horse racing Share on WhatsApp Horse racing Share on LinkedIn Take Savethisdanceforme to waltz home at 20-1 Share on Twitter Share via Email Topics Shares00 The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coveragelast_img read more