Coach Urban Meyer and members of OSU football team before a game against Virginia Tech on September 7 in Blacksburg, Virginia. OSU won 42-24. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorAfter returning to campus at around 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning after beating Virginia Tech 42-24, Ohio State has the task of a very short turnaround to its next game.“It’s real difficult right now,” OSU coach Urban Meyer said. “Guys are still sore, banged up. That was a tough game.”Now with the Labor Day challenge against the Hokies in the win column, the Buckeyes (1-0) are set to welcome the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (1-0) for OSU’s home opener.Despite Saturday’s game marking the first-ever meeting between the two programs, Meyer said that the Hawaii game was not mentioned once until the Virginia Tech one came to a close. The coach described the preparation for Virginia Tech as a “Super Bowl-type atmosphere” and prepared for the game like there is “no tomorrow.”Potentially putting the Buckeyes at a further lack of preparation for Saturday’s game is the fact that Meyer and his coaching staff were not allowed to hold a practice until Wednesday, just three days before the game.“We appealed to the NCAA to let us meet with them yesterday and all that, and they said no, so those are all things probably before you schedule a Monday night game we should ask those questions because we’re way behind,” Meyer said.The coach further added that Wednesday’s practice was an abbreviated one because players were still tired from playing two nights before.However, Meyer said that he “feels great” about the team being fresh enough to play as well against the Rainbow Warriors as it did against the Hokies, crediting the depth that OSU has at just about every position as a reason for confidence.Previously for HawaiiDespite being outgained by 71 total yards, the Rainbow Warriors held off Colorado at Aloha Stadium 28-20 on Thursday night.Senior quarterback Max Wittek completed 19 of 38 passes with three touchdowns and two interceptions, while Columbus native Paul Harris led the way on the ground. The junior rushed for 68 yards on 17 attempts.The offensive highlight of the game for Hawaii came from a 79-yard connection from Wittek to junior receiver Marcus Kemp in the middle of the second quarter to put Hawaii up 15-7 at the time.Senior defensive lineman Luke Shawley starred on defense for Hawaii, racking up 14 tackles, including 1.5 sacks.Joining the partyWhen OSU topped Virginia Tech on Monday, it did so without the benefit of four major players. Those four will be back on the gridiron against the Rainbow Warriors on Saturday.Redshirt sophomore H-back Jalin Marshall, junior H-back Dontre Wilson, redshirt senior receiver Corey Smith and junior defensive end Joey Bosa were all suspended for the opener due to violations of athletic department policies.Marshall, Wilson and Smith are poised to bolster an offense that already crushed Virginia Tech to the tune of 572 total yards and a school-record 10.2 yards per play.Bosa, a 2014 unanimous Associated Press All-American, should force the opposing offensive line to return to its usual double-teaming of the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, native, which sophomore linebacker Raekwon McMillan said could enable the rest of the defense to run wild.“Joey is one of the best, if not the best, player in the nation,” McMillan said. “Having him back on the field with us, even though we had guys step up last week, having him back on the field will be fun.”Awards and recordsWith the Virginia Tech game approaching, there was plenty of doubt about how Braxton Miller, a former quarterback turned H-Back, could contribute turn right out of the gate.The redshirt senior quickly put those doubts to rest, putting up not only a strong game but an award-winning one.Miller, after catching two passes for 78 yards and rushing six times for 62 yards, with a touchdown doing both, was named the Big Ten offensive player of the week for the fourth time in his career.Additionally, the Huber Heights, Ohio, native’s 54-yard receiving touchdown early in the third quarter tied Art Schlichter’s school record for career touchdowns responsible for with 85, while his 53-yard run later in the quarter set the new mark.Up nextAfter the 3:30 p.m. game against Hawaii on Saturday, the Buckeyes are scheduled to continue their three-game non-conference homestand against Northern Illinois. Kickoff is again set for 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 19 at Ohio Stadium.
Ohio State junior forward Andre Wesson (24) shoots a 3-pointer in the second half of the game against Purdue on Jan. 23. Ohio State lost 79-67. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorThrough 17 games, it was clear who Ohio State was going to work through down the stretch.Sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson was leading the Buckeyes in scoring by 2.8 points and averaging two more rebounds per game than anyone else on the team.But in Wednesday’s 79-67 loss to Purdue, Wesson found himself in foul trouble, limiting his play time to 16 minutes, and limiting his production to six points and three rebounds.Ohio State was in need of a different player to step up. It turned out the team didn’t even need to look for a different last name to do so.Kaleb’s older brother, junior forward Andre Wesson, stepped up and led the Buckeyes with 22 points, 15 of which came in the second half.Andre Wesson hit on 9-of-10 shots on the night, going a perfect 9-of-9 to start the game, including hitting four-of-five shots from deep.He said his career-best performance came from a sense of urgency after going on the longest losing streak since head coach Chris Holtmann took over the team.“This is one that we really needed,” Andre Wesson said. “When you lose four straight, you’re desperate, you need it, so that’s what you saw.”With the first half a second away from ending, Andre Wesson’s game looked to be the norm for him.Ohio State was down 13, and the junior forward had four points and two rebounds, closer to his season averages of 7.6 points and 4.3 boards per game than the stats with which he finished.But he began his big night on a shot from behind half court that banked its way into the hoop as time expired to bring the Buckeyes to within 10.Andre Wesson followed that up by scoring six of Ohio State’s first eight points in the second half, hitting jump shot to bring the Buckeyes within four with less than seven minutes left in the game.Purdue outscored Ohio State 12-4 following his final basket.Andre Wesson’s 22 points was a career high, nine points more than any other game he has played in his collegiate career. His four 3s, nine field goals and 37 minutes played were also all career highs for the No. 4 leading scorer for the Buckeyes this season.“I thought Andre’s spirit and competitiveness really carried this group,” Holtmann said. “That was good to see.”The opportunity for Andre Wesson to continue stepping up in the way he did against the Boilermakers comes at the foul trouble of his brother.Kaleb Wesson is tied for No. 61 in the NCAA with 61 personal fouls this season. He has earned at least three fouls in his past eight games, and at least four in seven of the past eight.As Ohio State’s leading scorer, Kaleb Wesson played four minutes in the second half before fouling out.“He just has to stay in it,” Andre Wesson said. “You’re gonna get bad calls some nights, or things aren’t gonna go your way, so you just gotta stay in it.”Kaleb Wesson will continue to be the guy for Ohio State down the stretch, pending on his ability to be available down the stretch due to fouls.But Holtmann saw something he can use from the loss to Purdue. In the defeat, he found a new Andre Wesson that had not yet been seen through three years at the program, something brought to life through a small-ball lineup that didn’t have Kaleb Wesson on the floor.“I think playing down a little bit gave him a little bit more open floor, a little more movement, gave him an advantage there, and he did a good job taking advantage of it and driving it and shooting it,” Holtmann said. “He’s put in work, and I liked the spacing that the smaller group provided.”
People1768.681527.5715.8 CELEBRITYH1 2010H1 2009%CHNG Star698.8558.8325 Entertainment Weekly502.53412.0122 In Touch456.68393.4216.1 Life & Style242.51172.6940.4 OK!560.06429.4330.4 According to Barr, the magazine’s revenues are consistent with its ad page growth. “And our expenditures are those you’d see regularly associated with publishing a weekly magazine,” he says. “Our profits are in line with growth expectations and the normal economic fluctuations. Again, we’re happy to be seeing profitability, but we’ve had out weeks with losses just like others inside and outside of our competitive set.”Circulation DeclinesMeanwhile, the magazine recorded an overall circulation of 695,197 through the first half and missed its 800,000 rate base, according to ABC numbers. OK! saw a 9.6 percent decline in newsstand sales (which made up about half of the magazine’s overall circ) and 35.3 percent decline in verified circ. While Barr says he isn’t overly worried about the declines, he does want to “take the appropriate steps” to address the issue, including coming up with a new subscription model and delivering on rate base.“We take into account that newsstand sales are a reflection of the economy and consumer purchasing habits and also take note that more of our competition has moved away from a heavily-weighted newsstand model,” he says. “Our editors are mindful of consumer wants and each week deliver an editorial product that will generate interest. We’ve introduced more beauty and fashion service, and continue to evolve our take on entertainment to further differentiate from the competition, but with the celebrity category, weekly relevance is key. So, our editors strive to produce the right formula –that delicate balance that services the news interest and the lifestyle interest—that will deliver us positive newsstand results.”The Magazine is Not ClosingBarr admits that OK! is still a work in progress, and takes exception to reports that the magazine is losing millions and is on the verge of shutting down.“The negativity, which will tell you otherwise and speculate about the magazine’s closing, seems to come from a mixture of sources competing for business and overzealous reporters,” Barr says. “We don’t dwell on it, but on more than one occasion, and even very recently, we’ve seen a reporter use and twist legitimately old numbers to substantiate a story. Luckily, we know better.”Celebrity Ad Pages Through the First Half (PIB): Celebrity glossy OK!, which was launched into the U.S. market in 2005 by U.K.-based owner Northern & Shell, has since enjoyed steady ad page growth and has been the subject of much criticism—especially on the financial end of the business. According to several reports, Northern & Shell pumped more than $100 million into the launch. And, more recently, reports have indicated that the magazine is losing more than $700,000 per issue.“Financially, the reports of our ‘losses’ are completely exaggerated,” says recently-installed OK! publisher Stephen Gregory Barr. “We’ve said this many times on-the-record: In just five years—during which many magazines have closed their doors—we’ve launched, made ourselves a recognizable name in a crowded category and have indeed achieved run-rate profitability in the past year. Based on this, OK!’s parent company, Northern & Shell has made a fully committed monetary, product extension investment in the U.S.”Barr, who joined the magazine at the end of June, previously served as associate publisher of sales and marketing at Zinio/VIV Magazine and as advertising director at Time Inc.’s InStyle. Through the first half of the year, OK!’s ad pages have increased more than 30 percent, according to PIB figures. Pages grew more than 20 percent through all of 2009. Us Weekly824.85827.33-0.3
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Register Now » 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global This story originally appeared on Business Insider Google is going to kill off Google Reader, a web-based app that pulls in articles from news sites you subscribe to, on July 1.The news of Google Reader’s demise came out in March, and since then several companies have rushed to fill the hole that will be left. Google Reader is a very popular product, so there are plenty of people who will be looking for an alternative once it’s gone for good.There are dozens of readers out there, but let’s make it simple. If you’re a Google Reader user, there are only two services we recommend looking at to replace it: Digg Reader and Feedly.Both of these services can pull in news subscriptions currently stored in your Google account just by logging in with the same credentials you use to sign into Gmail and other Google services. You can also manually subscribe to websites and get all the articles published almost immediately.Let’s break it down: DiggNews aggregation site Digg made a lot of headlines the day after Google said it was killing its reader by promising to create one of its own. The Digg Reader launched last week on the iPhone, iPad, and Web. It has quickly become our favorite Google Reader alternative because of its clean design and mix of stories pulled in from Digg’s editorial team.Download Digg for iPhone/iPad and sign up to try the Web version. FeedlyFeedly has been around for a long time, and it’s already gained a ton of new users since Google announced it planned to kill Google Reader. At first glance, Feedly looks nearly identical to Google Reader, with a list of your news sources in a small column to the left and the stories in a bigger window on the right. It also integrates with social networks like Pinterest.Feedly’s biggest advantage over Digg is that it has both and Android and iPhone app. If you’re an Android user, this is your best choice.Download Feedly for iPhone/iPad or Android and try the Web version. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. July 1, 2013
Middle East pay TV broadcaster beIN Media Group’s sports Instagram following has passed the two million mark, according to the company.According to the group, the beIN Sport Instagram account is now number one in the MENA region and number two globally in terms of its following. The account was launched in January 2014.
France Télévisions director of news Michel Field has resigned amid a crisis enveloping the French public broadcaster.Field’s departure comes amid protests by the pubcaster’s editorial team against the decision by France Télévisions to replace David Pujadas, the long-term presenter of the flagship 20:00 evening news show, with Anne-Sophie Lapix, formerly presenter of a show on France 5.The broadcaster’s journalists sharply criticised Field for writing a column in the daily Libération in which he criticised aspects of the broadcaster’s conduct during the recent presidential election.The broadcaster’s journalists have also separately criticised director-general, Delphine Ernotte, who had earlier told Le Parisien that the time was right to give the news show a makeover and denied there was any political motivation for the change.France Télévisions’ journalists have also criticized Ernotte for publicly giving a kiss on the cheek to President Emmanuel Macron’s wife Brigitte just ahead of the presidential debate between Macron and Front National leader Marine Le Pen, before the second round of the presidential election.The image of Ernotte kissing Brigitte Macron was widely circulated by the Front National as evidence of complicity between the public broadcaster and the Macron campaign.Field was appointed by Ernotte to head up the broadcaster’s news service in 2015. He was heavily involved in the director-general’s pet project, the launch of multimedia news service France Info.
Alex Daley Chief Technology Investment Strategist Casey Research I sat down with Jim Rickards, author of many best-selling economics and investing books, including his latest, titled The Death of Money. In this exclusive interview, Jim shares his view on the changes in US foreign policy—the newly announced partnership with Iran to help fight ISIS and recent moves away from the petrodollar deal with Saudi Arabia—and what they mean for the dollar, gold, and investment markets in general. This interview just scratches the surface of the topics Jim covered in his speech at the most recent Casey Research Summit in San Antonio. You can grab a complete recording of that speech, and all 25 of the others, in the Summit Audio Collection, which is on sale with a juicy preorder discount for just a few more days.
Recommended Link • Gold is in a major slump…The chart below says it all.You can see that the price of gold has fallen 36% since 2011.That’s a major decline. But many gold mining stocks have fared even worse over the last few years… And that has dragged down major gold funds like the one Vanguard runs.In fact, VGPMX has lost about two-thirds of its value since 2011. The S&P 500, meanwhile, is up 130% over the same period.Because of this, I imagine many Vanguard clients were fed up. So, Vanguard is completely overhauling its precious metals fund.But if history’s any indication, this could be a sign that gold is close to a bottom. Let me explain…• Vanguard has been down this road before… In May 2001, it changed the name of its Vanguard Gold & Precious Metals Fund to simply the Vanguard Precious Metals Fund.It did so because gold had been an awful trade. It had fallen 15% over the previous five years. Sentiment toward the yellow metal was awful, just like it is today.So, Vanguard dropped “gold” from its fund’s name. And you can see what happened.Gold went on to enjoy a decade-long bull market. It rallied 615% over the next 10 years.Now, I can’t guarantee that the same thing will happen this time. But I will say this…Big funds like Vanguard don’t make moves like this when gold is at record highs. They do this when sentiment is in the toilet.And that can often be a sign that things can’t get any worse.In fact, Vanguard changed its fund’s name in 2001 within a month of gold bottoming. • Put another way, Vanguard’s decision could mean that gold is near “capitulation”…Capitulation means “surrender.” In the financial markets, this happens when the last sellers sell.And it’s usually characterized by panic selling, which is exactly what’s been happening with gold.In fact, gold is down 8% since the start of the year. The average gold stock, on the other hand, is down about 20% on the year.Vanguard’s decision could prove to be very bullish. But it’s certainly not the only reason to think gold is close to bottoming.• Speculators have never hated gold more than they do right now… We know this by looking at the Commitments of Traders (CoT) report.This is a report issued by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). It shows the positions major traders have taken in certain securities and commodities.As of August 14, non-commercial traders—investors speculating on future price—were short (betting against) gold to the tune of 670 metric tonnes. According to market research team ANZ Research, that’s the biggest short position since the CFTC began collecting data in 1993.Not only that, investors have a net short position for the first time since 2001. This means that the value of total short bets exceeds the total long (bullish) bets.This tells us sentiment toward gold is extremely bearish.• This is exactly the kind of situation we like to bet against… You see, we’re contrarians here at Casey Research.When trades get extremely crowded, we like to take the opposite position. After all, buying an asset that other investors want nothing to do with is a proven way to make a ton of money.Take it from Doug Casey:You want to go where other people don’t go. That’s where you get the bargains.Everybody knows the old expression “buy low, sell high.” Well, when are the prices absolutely the lowest? When everybody else is afraid of the situation and, as the original Baron Rothschild put it, “blood is running in the streets.”• To take advantage of this big opportunity, I recommend betting on gold mining stocks…The easiest way to do this is with a fund like the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX).But to make the biggest gains during the next gold bull market, you’ll need own the “best of breed” gold stocks.Unfortunately, most investors can’t tell the difference between a world-class miner and a crummy one.• That’s where we can help…At Casey Research, we have teams of research analysts who scour the globe in search of the world’s best mining companies.We even have an advisory dedicated to small mining stocks with massive upside potential called International Speculator. And editor Dave Forest has found the highest potential gold stocks today. They’re primed to rip higher when the gold market rebounds.If you’re not a subscriber, you can sign up for Dave’s International Speculator letter—and see his newest money-making idea—by clicking here.Regards,Justin SpittlerBudapest, HungaryAugust 28, 2018Reader MailbagToday, a reader responds to our recent Conversations With Casey, “Doug Casey on Why Somalia Shouldn’t Have an Army”…Who were the main countries that colonized and divided the continent of Africa leading to an exacerbation of culture, class, color and language issues? Any African leader that wanted a United States of Africa was assassinated. If there had been a United States of Africa we would be living in a different world.—AnonymousAs always, if you have any questions or suggestions for the Dispatch, send them to us right here.In Case You Missed It…Due to the scandalous acts of some CEOs with taxpayer funds, Congress just passed Bill S.2155.This bill has caused a domino effect in the markets that could mean thousands for investors—to the tune of $195 billion in “compensation checks.”Already, a growing number of Americans are collecting huge comp checks—some of them as big as $8,979… $9,587… and even $15,111, depending on the size of their position.It’s a new income stream that just might cover your entire retirement. Here’s Your Chance to Become a Pot Stock Millionaire as Marijuana Goes Mainstream…After five years of waiting on the sidelines, Big Tobacco… Big Alcohol… Big Pharma…and Big Banks are about to go all-in on legal pot. But they’re not going to grow their own weed or open up dispensaries. They’re going to go on a marijuana buying spree and buy up existing marijuana companies. And we’ve found three tiny pot companies that could be in the crosshairs of these corporate titans.Get all the details here. By Justin Spittler, editor, Casey Daily DispatchThe Vanguard Group has thrown in the towel on gold.And that has massive implications for the gold market. But not in the way most investors think.As you’re about to see, Vanguard’s decision could be extremely bullish for gold.I’ll tell you why in a second—and why it’s presenting the perfect kind of opportunity we look for at Casey Research. But let me first give you some background.• Vanguard is one of the world’s biggest money managers…It oversees $5 trillion in assets. That makes it too big to ignore.Last month, it made a major announcement. It said that it will change the name of its Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Fund (VGPMX) to the Vanguard Global Capital Cycles Fund.More importantly, Vanguard will change what the fund holds. It will go from having 80% of its assets in mining stocks to just 25%. It will achieve this by adding stocks from industries like telecommunications and utilities to the mix.In other words, Vanguard is overhauling its precious metals fund…and changing it to a much more diversified fund.Now, I realize this sounds like terrible news for gold. But it could be one of the biggest buy signals for gold in years.More on that in a second. But let me first tell you why Vanguard did this. Recommended Link — Sneaky Politicians Don’t Want You to Know How They’re Snatching up to $11,334 Every Month for Life…But this former Wall Street hedge fund manager is going to tell you everything. Including how you can start collecting these payments too. Click here for all the details. —
Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jan 9 2019The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted an Investigational New Drug application by physician-scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine to conduct the first U.S. clinical trial of an intravenously administered bacteriophage-based therapy. The planned trial will be conducted in collaboration with AmpliPhi Biosciences Corporation, a San Diego-based biotechnology company.Bacteriophages, or phages, are viruses that specifically target and consume bacteria. They are ubiquitous, found wherever bacteria exist and were once considered a promising therapeutic tool. The advent of modern antibiotics in the 1930s redirected research interests, but with 10 million people estimated to die from drug-resistant “superbug” infections by 2050, they are getting a second look.In 2017, a multi-institution effort led by UC San Diego scientists (and including AmpliPhi) successfully used an unprecedented phage therapy in a last-ditch, emergency effort to save a colleague dying from a multi-resistant bacterium.That effort has been followed by a handful of singular cases, including the successful eradication of a years-long bacterial infection that allowed a patient to undergo a needed heart transplant.Encouraged by the progress, UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Khosla last year awarded a three-year, $1.2 million grant to launch the Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics (IPATH) in the UC San Diego School of Medicine, the first such center in North America. The clinical trial will be IPATH’s first.The proposed Phase I/II clinical trial will test AB-SA01, an experimental bacteriophage combination for the treatment of participants with ventricular assist devices (VADs) infected by resistant Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus). The trial will evaluate the safety, tolerability and efficacy of AB-SA01 bacteriophage therapy in combination with best available antibiotic therapies. There will be approximately 10 participants enrolled. They will be treated at UC San Diego Health and other leading teaching hospitals in the United States.Related StoriesCutting around 300 calories a day protects the heart even in svelte adultsNew methods to recognize antimicrobial resistant bacteria and how they workNANOLIVE‘s novel CX-A defines a new standard for live cell imaging in 96 well plates for continuous organelle monitoring in cell populationsVADs are implantable mechanical pumps that help pump blood in patients with weakened hearts or heart failure. They are sometimes used as a transitional device for patients awaiting a heart transplant.”There is a high, unmet need in patients with S. aureus VAD infections, which are typically very difficult to eradicate with conventional antibiotic therapy,” said the trial’s principal investigator, Saima Aslam, MD, associate professor of medicine and medical director of the Solid Organ Transplant Infectious Disease Service at UC San Diego Health.”In 2018, our UC San Diego Health team treated a patient with a S. aureus VAD infection using AB-SA01 under AmpliPhi’s Expanded Access Program. This clinical trial builds on that foundational work and could provide a much-needed and promising treatment option for this life-threatening condition.”Steffanie Strathdee, PhD, associate dean of global health sciences, Harold Simon Professor in the Department of Medicine and co-director of IPATH, said the planned trial is a natural progression from the first phage treatment at UC San Diego in 2017.It was her husband, Tom Patterson, PhD, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry, who had been stricken by a seemingly untreatable bacterial infection while vacationing in Egypt. By the time Patterson was airlifted back to Thornton Pavilion, part of Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health, he was seriously ill and would soon slip into a coma.”We’re excited to initiate IPATH’s first clinical trial,” said Strathdee. “And this is just the beginning. This collaboration is one of many we are undertaking to bring phage therapy into the 21st century to combat the global crisis of life-threatening antibiotic-resistant infections.” Source:https://health.ucsd.edu/news/releases/Pages/2019-01-08-FDA-okays-uc-san-diego-to-launch-novel-phage-study.aspx