NOW HIRING 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington Week of November 25 2018

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 14, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”,Thank You To Our Sponsor: WILMINGTON, MA — Below are job listings previously published on Wilmington Apple during the week of November 25, 2018:Full-Time Grinder/Deburrer/Finisher at TecometPart-Time Front Desk at Wilmington Family DentalPart-Time Human Resources Assistance at Heilind ElectronicsPart-Time Seasonal Cashier at TargetPart-Time Seasonal Electronics Team Member at TargetFull-Time Plasterer at L.J. Maccarone PlasteringFull-Time Associate District Manager at NAPA Auto PartsFull-Time Executive Management Trainee at NAPA Auto PartsFull-Time Global Account Executive at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Laborers at Cam’s DemolitionLong-Term Substitute Technology Education/STEM Teacher at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time Certified Electrician at SunrunFull-Time Software/Firmware Engineer at MKS InstrumentsFull-Time Cook at Glendale Senior DiningPart-Time Package Handler at UPSFull-Time Carpet Cleaning at Response Team 1Part-Time Nanny For 1 Wilmington ChildPart-Time Nanny For 2 Wilmington ChildrenFull-Time Manufacturing Technician (Electrical) at RelevanteFull-Time Laborer at Packer Sanitation ServicesFull-Time Manager of Client Services at Serur AgenciesFull-Time Manager of Associate Benefits at Serur AgenciesPart-Time Shift Leader at Dunkin DonutsPart-Time Sensor System Hardware Engineering Intern at Analog DevicesPart-Time Product Engineering Intern at Analog DevicesPart-Time Software Engineer Intern at Analog DevicesPart-Time Medical Engineer Intern at Analog DevicesFull-Time Learning & Development Specialist at Charles River LabsFull-Time Manufacturing Production Supervisor at Charles River LabsFull-Time Warehouse Associate at NAPA Auto PartsFull-Time Customer Service Representative at Security InnovationFull-Time Supply Chain Coordinator at SirtexFull-Time (Temporary) Pest Control Technician at Mosquito Shield of the North ShoreFull-Time Compliance Services Associate at Sovos CompliancePart-Time Rising Stars Summer Intern at Sovos ComplianceFull-Time Financial Controller at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Equipment & Service Sales at Dock & Door Handling ServicesFull-Time New Product Coordinator at Analog DevicesPart-Time Kitchen Exhaustive Service Technician at Cochrane Ventilation Inc.Full-Time Laborer at Super Service TodayFull-Time/Part-Time Line Cooks & Servers at 99 RestaurantFull-Time Engineering Technician at United Tool & Machine Corp.Part-Time Package Handler at UPSPart-Time Package Handler at FedEx WarehouseFull-Time Customer Service Position at Serur AgenciesFull-Time/Part-Time Movers & Drives at Two Men And A TruckFull-Time Automotive Counter Sales Rep at NAPA Auto PartsFull-Time/Part-Time Restaurant Assistant Manager at Panera BreadFull-Time Fleet Technician at Pepsi Co.Full-Time Director, Supply Chain at AmetekFull-Time Warehouse Shipper/Receiver at Parts4HeatingFull-Time National Account Executive at UniFirstFull-Time Service Manager (Refreshment Services) at AramarkPart-Time Tutor for Wilmington FamilyFull-Time Awake Overnight Residential Counselor at VinfenFull-Time Calibration Technician I at TranscatFull-Time Project Estimator at American Technologies, Inc.Part-Time/Full-Time Sales Associate at Nouria EnergyPart-Time Package Handler at UPSFull-Time Customer Service Manager at Parterre Flooring Systems(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)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:last_img read more

The 2020 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series goes green and brown

first_img6:53 New Lexus RX 450h adopts radical style, retains stellar hybrid fuel economy The 2020 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series is making us Nori Green with envy More From Roadshow 2019 Lexus LS 500h review: Full-size hybrid offers luxury with tradeoffs 12 Photos Coupes Luxury cars 2019 Lexus LC 500h: Slow and steady wins the race Share your voice Enlarge ImageLexus’ LC500 Inspiration Series gets a gorgeous new color and gigantic 21-inch wheels. Lexus Lexus’ LC-series of cars has been a little polarizing, but we’re fans of how it looks. We’re even bigger fans since Lexus announced on Tuesday that it would be releasing a special Inspiration Series edition of the top-tier LC 500 coupe. What makes the Inspiration Series special? The biggest thing is its color, something that Lexus is is calling Nori Green. It’s a deep green metallic and wouldn’t look out of place on an Aston Martin. It’s seriously dreamy. Next is the interior. Lexus’ interior game has been especially strong lately, but this time, the company is taking things to another level. The interior of the LC 500 Inspiration is a mix of Saddle Tan and Black Amber leather. The seats are trimmed in Lexus’ finest aniline leather, but the door inserts are — somewhat unfortunately in our opinion — Alcantara. Other changes over your standard LC 500 include big ol’ 21-inch two-tone wheels and special, unique-to-the-Inspiration Series sill plates that are meant to — and this is Lexus talking here — “function as a subtle reminder of this car’s rarity every time you open the door.” Mechanically, the car is unchanged, so you still get the very lovely 5.0-liter naturally-aspirated V8 which still produces a healthy 471 horsepower. That engine is, you guessed it, paired once again with Lexus’ 10-speed automatic transmission. It’s a good combination for a luxury grand tourer but could use something to make it a little bit more exciting when you’re ready to turn the wick up on a mountain pass or a winding country road. Lexus is keeping tight-lipped about the Inspiration Series’ cost and about just how “rare” the car will be. We do know that it’s supposed to hit dealers this fall, so if you’re as into green-on-brown GT cars as we are, keep your peepers peeled. 2020 Lexus RX first drive: Sharper image 0 Tags Post a comment Lexus Now playing: Watch this: Lexuslast_img read more

2 of a family electrocuted

first_imgA woman and her granddaughter were electrocuted in Amrakhali village of Benapole in Jashore on Wednesday, reports UNB.The deceased are Aratan Begum, 50 and her granddaughter Masura Khatun, 16.Police and locals said Aratan Begum got electrocuted when she was trying to hang her wet cloth on an electric wire at the kitchen of their house around 4:00pm.Later, Masura got electrocuted when she went to rescue her grandmother.They were rushed to a local hospital where physicians declared them dead.last_img read more

Bethel AME to Host Unprecedented Celebration for Dr Frank M Reid III

first_imgDr. Frank M. Reid IIIBethel AME Church will host a month long celebration to honor the leadership legacy of Dr. Frank M. Reid III, who, with more than 25 years served, has broken the record of tenure for Bethel pastors.Dr. Reid is highly esteemed as a pastor, teacher, leader and civic servant, and continues to lead the congregation with innovative partnerships including schools and underserved communities.   Most recently, Dr. Reid partnered with community leaders and developers in revitalizing the Bethel Community Outreach Center.  He is sensitive to and on the cutting edge of ministry beyond the walls of Bethel to the community.  This year he hosted a town hall meeting with the city leaders and officials to address arresting the tide of violence plaguing Baltimore with tangible plans to follow up with resolutions.As a preacher, Dr. Reid is recognized universally for his clear and relevant articulation of the gospel.  He is sought after throughout the world to bring clarity and guidance through the word of God. He hosts Radio One’s number 1 gospel broadcast, Sunday Morning Joy, 8 a.m. – noon every Sunday.  The broadcast features Dr. Reid’s timely inspirational excerpts that inspire and inform a vast listening audience.With a long history of service, Dr. Reid announced his aspirations for the Episcopacy in the AME Church and gained the support of the Baltimore Annual Conference and leaders.  He will seek election for Episcopal office at the 2016 General Conference.This celebration is unprecedented inasmuch as the participating bishops preside over denominations.  Bethel is pleased to welcome Bishop Paul Morton, presiding bishop of the Full Gospel Baptist International Fellowship, Oct. 1 and Bishop Charles Blake, presiding bishop of the Church of God in Christ, Oct. 15.Bishop George Bloomer will minister 9:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., Oct. 12.At the end of the month, Oct. 31, Bethel welcomes Pastor Marvin Sapp as the preacher for the Awards Presentation Service.The services are free and open to the public. For more information go to www. bethel1.org or call 410-523-4273.last_img read more

An Open Letter to the Next Mayor of DC

first_imgTo the Winner:First of all, congratulations on running a clean and honorable campaign. Sure, some verbal punches were thrown, but each candidate recognized the others’ love of the Nation’s Capital and commitment to solving its toughest problems.You’re taking the reins of the city that The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently found the most expensive in the United States and that Forbes declared the coolest. These two superlatives may also point to why D.C. is also, arguably, the most difficult city to govern.As a native Washingtonian and president of the Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL), I am deeply gratified to see robust economic development all around me, but I am also concerned that so many who have been part of the fabric of the city for so long have been left out of the bonanza.If there could be just one word, sculpted in bronze, that you would keep on your desk at all times, let that word be balance. In your public declarations and private conferences, in your budget and policy and plans, please do your best to balance the demands of a thriving metropolis with the needs of the less fortunate. The mandate would be to balance our illustrious past and our dynamic future for all D.C. residents.As you meet developers with ambitious visions for transforming our landscape, please keep in mind longtime residents like the elderly woman I encountered recently who had sold her home for $150,000—only to see it re-sold, in a matter of months, for more than five times that amount. Since $150,000 isn’t enough for her to buy a new home in the District, or even a condominium, where does she go after spending over 40 years here?To maintain balance in the face of gentrification, the Greater Washington Urban League offers its full cooperation and partnership with your administration. We have assumed a leadership role in housing issues, building financial bridges to help residents transition from rental housing to home ownership. We conduct community workshops on How To Invest and Strategies to Accumulate Wealth, factors that lead to economic and family stability. We coach young people on how to apply for a loan and resolve credit issues.Undoubtedly, you will confront a host of other challenges and even crises during your tenure. Education, safety and transparent government will always matter to your constituents, but in my conversations with community members who take advantage of GWUL’s programs, one question comes to the fore: Who will look out for the grassroots community in a rapidly changing city?As a child, I lived in an apartment at Harvard and 15th Street in Columbia Heights—literally just one block from where the Greater Washington Urban League’s headquarters now stands. As I navigate the neighborhood I sometimes have to rub my eyes to make sure I’m not dreaming.While it is a myth that D.C. is built on a swamp, it is a fact that it is built on dreams—dreams of equality, fairness and democracy. When I urge a balanced approach, I do not necessarily mean taking the safe or established path. Governing our city will take imagination and fresh thinking. When the voters cast their ballots for you, they were entrusting you with their dreams.Congratulations again on your victory and on your opportunity to see those dreams put into action. We stand ready to help make the District of Columbia the best place to live for everyone—a superlative so inspirational that it serves as a model for other cities across the nation.George H. Lambert Jr. is president and CEO of the Greater Washington Urban League.last_img read more

Agri Ministry nod to esale of agro produce

first_imgAiming to create an appropriate e-market platform that would be deployable in wholesale regulated markets across states and UTs, the Ministry of Agriculture has approved a Central Sector Scheme to promote online sale of agriculture produce. The scheme which is based on promotion of national agricultural market through Agri-Tech Infrastructure Fund (ATIF) has been allotted a corpus fund of Rs 200 crore. The platform, according to Minister of State for Agriculture Mohanbhai Kundaria, will enable development of an alternative marketing channel, enhance transparency in auction process and number of buyers, resolve information asymmetry, improve market access by integrating warehouse based sales and will facilitate migration towards a barrier free national market.last_img read more

The BBC brings the history of computing to life

first_imgThe Computer Literacy Project was launched by the BBC in the early eighties. Running throughout the decade, it aimed to document and explore computing and programming for a generation of British people born long before the concept even emerged. The corporation even created its own personal computer, called the BBC Micro, which people could use to learn how to program. Now, the BBC has opened up access to its entire Computer Literacy Project archive. Featuring 267 programs, 146 of which were part of the original Computer Literacy Project, it offers a valuable insight into the years when computing began to enter into the public consciousness. There are also interviews with particularly young-looking Steve Wozniak and Bill gates… Run BBC Micro software in your browser The initiative also features old BBC Micro programs that you can run in your browser. These include BASE3, which illustrates how a database works, and ENCRY3B, which shows you some simple encryption methods from the eighties. It’s well worth exploring! The best Computer Literacy Project TV shows The archive features an impressive range of content. Some of it features even earlier television programs, like Tomorrow’s World, a BBC technology program. Watch this clip to see what computing in the sixties looked like… But many of the programs were created as part of the project too. Here are some of the best, which you can watch online for free. The Silicon Factor, first broadcast in 1980 This show was a prequel to everything that we’ve been living through over the last 30 years. It explores how microchips could change British industry, and what might happen if Britain fails to keep up with the rest of the world. It’s well worth watching as a useful historical document of how people viewed technology at the end of the twentieth century. There are certainly some parallels with where we are today and the concerns around artificial intelligence and automation. Electronic Office, first broadcast in 1984 Electronic Office was a prophetic look at the lives we’d lead today. Okay, so it isn’t all prophetic, and some it might seem strange to us today. But there’s obviously much more about how we work today that would seem even stranger to anyone watching the program in the mid-eighties. With a Little Help from the Chip, first broadcast in 1985 With a Little Help from the Chip throws up plenty of interesting parallels with where we are today in terms of IoT and connected homes. It also demonstrates how technology can be used to support people who need it. It gives us an insight on an one of the earliest ways in which technology was used to provide an innovative solution to a complex social issue. The BBC reminds us that people drive innovation, not technology Yes, the archive is a fun and engaging way to look at the history of software, but it also reminds us that innovation is never set in stone. Progress and development are often uncertain (and sometimes a little bit frightening). It has taken a generation of people to get us to where we are today – and it will take generations of people to build the future.last_img read more

Lawmakers introduce new Consumer privacy bill and Malicious Deep Fake Prohibition Act

first_imgYesterday, a Massachusetts senator filed a consumer privacy bill enabling consumers to sue for privacy invasions. The bill touted to be similar to Californians for consumer privacy (CCPA).  It allows for a private right of action and statutory damages for any violation of the law (not just breaches) and does not require a demonstration of a loss of money or property. Here’s what the bill proposes: Businesses provide consumers with a notice At/Before Collection Right to Delete: A consumer shall have the right to request that a business delete any personal information about the consumer which the business has collected from the consumer. Right to Opt-out of Third Party Disclosure:  A consumer shall have the right, at any time, to demand that a business not disclose the consumer’s personal information to third parties. No Penalty for Exercise of Rights: A business shall not discriminate against a consumer because the consumer exercised any of the consumer’s rights under the bill Private Right of Action: A consumer who has suffered a violation of this bill may bring a lawsuit against the business or service provider that violated this bill. The bill says that “Consumers need not to suffer a loss of money or property as a result of the violation in order to bring an action for a violation.” People on Twitter generally had positive sentiments. Last month, Sen. Ben Sasse introduced a bill, “Malicious Deep Fake Prohibition Act” to criminalize the malicious creation and distribution of deepfakes, which are increasingly being used for promoting harassment and illegal activities. Under the bill, it would be illegal for individuals to: (1) Create, with the intent to distribute, a deep fake with the intent that the distribution of the deep fake would facilitate criminal or tortious conduct under Federal, State, local, or Tribal law; or (2) Distribute an audiovisual record with— (A) actual knowledge that the audiovisual record is a deep fake; and (B) the intent that the distribution of the audiovisual record would facilitate criminal or tortious conduct under Federal, State, local, or Tribal law. However, this bill was widely criticized for its loopholes. A statement in the bill states, “Deep fake means an audiovisual record created or altered in a manner that the record would falsely appear to a reasonable observer to be an authentic record of the actual speech or conduct of an individual.” A hacker news user said that this, limits the scope of the act to prohibiting deep fakes that are not explicitly labeled as such. Another user said, “If that’s the case, any sort of creative editing, even just quick cuts, could fall under this (see: any primetime or cable news, any TV campaign ad, the quick cuts of Obama where it looks like he’s singing Never Gonna Give You Up, etc). A law like this could also be weaponized against political foes—basically, label everything you don’t like as “fake news” and prosecute it under this law.” Orin Kerr in a blog post comments, “The Sasse bill also has a potential problem of not distinguishing between devices and files. Reading the bill, it prohibits the distribution of an audiovisual record with the intent that the distribution would facilitate tortious conduct.” It is promising to see the lawmakers sincerely taking measures to enable building strict privacy standards. Only time will tell if this new legislation will continue to protect consumer data than the businesses that profit from it. Read Next Machine generated videos like Deepfakes – Trick or Treat? Privacy experts urge the Senate Commerce Committee for a strong federal privacy bill “that sets a floor, not a ceiling” Biometric Information Privacy Act: It is now illegal for Amazon, Facebook or Apple to collect your biometric data without consent in Illinoislast_img read more

You wont believe what this Carnival Cruise Line exec just tattooed on

first_img Share Tags: Carnival Cruise Line Monday, May 15, 2017 Posted by You won’t believe what this Carnival Cruise Line exec just tattooed on his armcenter_img Travelweek Group NEW ORLEANS — Nothing says you’re committed to a relationship like branding yourself with a permanent tattoo. But unlike the names and faces of sweethearts that most lovestruck people opt to brand themselves with, Adolfo Perez’s tattoo honours not just one person but a whole group of people: travel agents.The adventurous vice president of sales and trade marketing at Carnival Cruise Line permanently etched the words ‘Travel Agents Rock’ on his arm last weekend while on the New Orleans’ stop of Carnival Cruise Line’s six-city Agentpalooza bus tour. The tour, which takes place from May 11-18, plays up the theme of travel agents as rock stars.It’s obvious that Perez channeled his own inner rock star by going through with the tattoo. And though he said it wasn’t his idea, reports Travel Weekly, he didn’t hesitate when Jordan Lipton, creative director of Sapient (the ad agency that helped carry out the Agentpalooza concept), proposed the idea to him.More news:  Visit Orlando unveils new travel trade tools & agent perksSo what do you think? Is this dedication and commitment enough for you? << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Foreigners favour Bihars ancient attractions

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T Foreign tourists to India are opting for an inland historical holiday instead of the once-popular beach retreat.More than 16 percent of all international visitors are travelling to the state of Bihar to visit ancient religious and cultural sites, according to The Hindu Business Line.Bihar is now receiving more travellers from abroad than the coastal state of Goa, which is known for its magnificent beaches.“More than 840,000 foreign tourists visited different historical sites of Bihar from January to August this year,” Bihar State Tourism minister Sunil Kumar Pintu told the Press Trust of India.Minister Pintu said foreign tourist numbers to Bihar will exceed one million by year’s end, emphasising a ten-fold increase in international tourists to the state over the past decade.Bihar is famous for Buddhist sites including Bodh Gaya, Vaishali and Nalanda among others. In an effort to drive awareness and increase domestic and foreign visitation, the Bihar Government held a road show at Mauritius during an international conference in late October.Bihar representatives were also present at the World Travel Market 2012 London. Maha Boddhi Temple in Bihar Image: Bihar State Tourismlast_img read more

Rep Maturen plan will generate more funding for children with special needs

first_img Bill gains approval from House Committee on Financial ServicesThe House Committee on Financial Services on Wednesday approved legislation sponsored by state Rep. Dave Maturen to generate additional funding to support children with special health-care needs.Under current law, the Children with Special Needs (CSN) Fund can only be invested in government bonds and securities, which offer a limited return on investment. House Bill 5748 keeps the safety of the fund foremost while expanding investment opportunities, which will help generate larger returns and allow the program to offer help to more Michigan families in need.“If the investments earn an additional 1 percent, the CSN Fund will have about $200,000 in increased funding each year,” said Rep. Maturen, R-Vicksburg. “That money would be put to good use purchasing equipment such as wheelchair ramps, van lifts and therapeutic tricycles, or funding electrical service updates to accommodate a child’s equipment.”To ensure that the CSN Fund continues to grow and doesn’t overspend, HB 5748 also requires that the fund maintain a minimum balance of $18 million.“Setting a minimum balance will ensure that the CSN Fund won’t dip to a point where it assists fewer families than it does now,” Rep. Maturen said. “This is a common sense move that guarantees these funds will be available to help children for many years to come.”The CSN Fund was created in 1944 when Dr. and Mrs. James Pardee, a co-founder of the Dow Chemical Company, donated 1,000 shares of Dow Chemical stock to the state to support children in Michigan with special health care needs. The fund has received many additional private donations over the years, and is not funded with taxpayer dollars.### Categories: Maturen News 22Sep Rep. Maturen plan will generate more funding for children with special needslast_img read more

TV technology provider Inview Technology has appoi

first_imgTV technology provider Inview Technology has appointed former Manchester United chairman and CEO Martin Edwards to its board.Edwards is currently honorary life president at the club.“Nick Markham, chairman of Inview Technology said:  “Martin’s business acumen played a crucial role in creating the biggest football club in the world with commercial interests on a global scale. As the digital industry increasingly looks for expertise on how to best deploy global initiatives, we realise that Martin’s breadth of experience and knowledge will be invaluable in giving us cutting edge.”last_img read more

Love Nature is set to make its Asian debut later t

first_imgLove Nature is set to make its Asian debut later this month by launching in Singapore via operator StarHub TV.The deal, which was announced today at the Casbaa Convention in Macau, China, will see Love Nature become available in HD to StarHub’s pay TV customers on channel 416.“The introduction of Love Nature to Singapore is an important milestone for us as we work aggressively to expand the brand’s offerings and stunning natural history content across Asia and all over the world,” said Jo Parkinson, managing director, Love Nature International.StarHub’s head of content and TV, Lee Soo Hui, said that Love Nature would add to the operator’s “ever-growing line-up of factual channels”.Love Nature is a joint venture between Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks and claims to offer “largest library of 4K wildlife and nature content in the world” with 2,000 hours of programming produced each year.The channel is available in 32 countries worldwide via linear television and online via subscription video-on-demand.last_img read more

From foe to friend – Kate Bulkley reports on Netfl

first_imgFrom foe to friend – Kate Bulkley reports on Netflix’s increasingly cosy relationship with traditional cable operators. It wasn’t so long ago that Netflix was considered enemy number one in the cord-cutting wars. Now the online TV and film provider is being invited on to cable boxes both in Europe and in the US.What gives? The shift has been as dramatic as the growth of online video viewing, which the average American now watches for close to an hour a day, according to eMarketer.  While a lot of this growth has been on mobile devices, increasingly it is via streaming devices including Google’s Chromecast, Roku and Apple TV. Ease of access is crucial but so is the lower cost of Netflix and other online services and, of course, the quality of the content, which is improving all the time, not just on Netflix but on other services as well.Netflix’s recent move into cable is perhaps an acknowledgement of the marriage of linear TV with streaming online TV. For cable, it’s a case of ‘if you can’t beat’em, join’em’. Operators realise that it’s perhaps better to have Netflix inside their set-top boxes so customers remain in the cable environment even if they are using Netflix. There is also recognition that if customers downgrade their pay TV spend, they will still need a good broadband connection. Given that Netflix is one of the biggest broadband hogs around, chewing up more than a third of US broadband capacity at peak times, the recent tie-ups with cable make a lot of sense for both sides.Cable operators like Virgin Media in the UK, Com Hem in Sweden and US operators including Atlantic Broadband, RCN Telecom Services and, most recently, Suddenlink Communications have all embraced Netflix, adding its service as an app on their TiVo set-tops. Netflix customers sign up for the service separately and Netflix controls the billing relationship and viewer usage data.So far US cable giants led by Comcast have yet to put Netflix on their boxes. Instead Comcast is providing its own authenticated ways for customers to access online services including HBO Go. TV Everywhere-style services offered by pay TV operators are proving attractive to customers. According to a study by NPD Group, 21% of pay TV subscribers use such a service at least once a month. These services are seen as ways to mitigate cord-cutting, and NPD thinks it’s working.But there may be less of a gulf between Netflix subscribers and pay TV customers than many thought. According to NPD, many subscribers to SVoD services also have a pay TV subscription and are using the companion TV Everywhere services that come with them.However, clearly there will be competition between the offers and I think the decision to keep one or both will come down to three things: pricing, convenience and what’s on.While there is a rapprochement between Netflix and cable for mutually beneficial ends, it’s not all sweetness and light. Last month Netflix signed a direct peering deal with Comcast to protect the quality of its service to customers – a key selling point amid growing competition in the streaming space.Netflix may have done a deal with Comcast, but the subscription VoD provider has also launched a rocket in Comcast’s direction by being publicly very vocal about ‘internet tolls’. The US regulator, the FCC, has been doing a bit of fence-sitting on this and the wider issue of net neutrality. The FCC has proposed that ISPs be allowed to charge for access to special ‘fast lanes’. Yet its chairman  has also warned cable operators that he doesn’t want to see innovation by small internet firms being stifled because they don’t have the wherewithal to pay for access. (So that’s clear then.)The idea of paying for better, faster access to customers has become a hot potato. While Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast for direct access to its network it has also spoken out against the pending merger of Comcast with Time Warner Cable because it says the deal will create the US’s biggest ISP, able to exact tolls for access with no alternatives available.Meanwhile, Netflix continues to beef up its programming both through acquisition and commissioning of original content like House of Cards, making its service even more compelling and attractive to cord cutters. A recent report in the UK by Mediabug found that while broadcast TV for most consumers still makes up the lion’s share of viewing (76%) followed by DVR viewing (7%) and online catch-up (3%) the report said that SVoD services like Netflix and Amazon’s Prime Instant Video have increased their viewing share by 1% (to 3%) in the last six months, with the gains coming from a fall in live TV viewing.Netflix is now spending a lot of time and money on its non-US business, which accounts for 20% of total revenues and 10 million subscribers. It may only be seven years old, but the publicly-listed streaming service has big ambitions – and as other streaming services beef up their offers the pressure is on.Will internet TV replace pay TV? Its important for traditional operators to keep putting themselves in their customers’ shoes and focus on what they want as the choices continue to multiply.Kate Bulkley is a broadcaster and writer specialising in media and telecommunications. tellkatenow@aol.com.last_img read more

Justins note In todays Weekend Edition Doug Ca

first_imgJustin’s note: In today’s Weekend Edition, Doug Casey’s longtime friend and colleague Bill Bonner warns about the darkness that’s quickly spreading across America… By Bill Bonner, chairman, Bonner & Partners Earlier this week, Donald Trump, president of all the Americans, said his country would spend more blood and money trying to force the Afghans to do what it wants them to do, whatever that is. And so… a darkness covered the land. From Sioux City to Savannah… a shadow passed between Earth and sun. Strange and fearful events were reported. A calf was born with two heads outside of Des Moines. Pomegranate trees flowered in Manhattan. An LGBTQQ+ person wondered WTF? The people were sore afraid. Nowhere was the darkness deeper than in the nation’s capital. There, no light shone. No flicker of awareness… observation… learning… or reflection appeared. Lighting a Candle Donald J. Trump had promised to light a candle. But it was nowhere to be seen. Five years ago, he said, “Ron Paul is right.” The Afghanistan adventure was “wasting our money.” It was a “total disaster,” he added. He asked, “What are we doing there? These people hate us.” Then, a year later, he said, “We should leave Afghanistan immediately.” And in his bid for the White House, he had offered something better. “America First,” he called it. Instead of trying, fruitlessly, to build a better country in the Hindu Kush, he would try to build a better country at home! No more losing wars. No more strangling regulations. No more losing deals with the rest of the world. Even from the mouth of Donald Trump, these promises sounded good, good enough to win the nation’s highest office. Democratic Sham The election of Donald J. Trump brought controversy to the Diary; many Dear Readers got very cross with us. Today, we back up to look at what the fuss was all about. In the first place, we believe that democracy, as practiced in a big, degenerate empire, is largely a sham. Voting is a waste of time; we said so then. In the second place, we thought the Deep State – the few insiders who really run the government – had either already made peace with Mr. Trump or would soon do so, after the election. In the third place, we identified a chief cause of America’s economic malaise (as well as many of its other problems): the fake-money system, which encourages the buildup of debt and enriches Wall Street while reducing the real output and wealth of the Main Street economy. In the fourth place, this fake-money system is the source of funding for the Deep State. It cannot give it up, no matter who is president. As long as this system remains in place, the Deep State will continue to grow – by legislation, regulation, hook or crook. In the fifth place, you can’t really build a decent economy on phony money, debt, and forcing win-lose deals on the public. Each day that passes adds more debt, more complexity, and more misallocation of resources. Sooner or later, the whole shebang is going to blow up. Recommended Link — Bill Bonner Chairman, Bonner & Partners Justin’s note: Bill’s seen these changes coming for a long time… In fact, General Eisenhower issued a warning about the Deep State – and how it will ultimately destroy America – right before he left office. And in this new presentation, Bill details a coming disaster that will unfold as Deep State cronies push the world over the edge and into a realm of chaos. To learn more about this shadowy group of government insiders… and how you can protect yourself from what’s to come… click right here.center_img Did Wall Street try to “Watergate” Agora Financial? This is surveillance-cam footage of a recent midnight break-in at Agora Financial’s Baltimore headquarters. But what’s even more shocking is WHY it’s believed they broke in… Think “Wall Street” and “Watergate” and you’ll be on the right track. This shocking story could affect the entire Agora Financial readership, and even you. To find out exactly how, click right here. Just hours after the results came in last November, our view looked basically right. The new president gathered in the two most important branches of the Deep State – the Gunmen (representing the military-security industries) and the Goldmen (representing Goldman Sachs and Wall Street). Obviously, a deal had been struck – or tacitly acknowledged. Wall Street and the Pentagon – “my generals” – were already part of the team. With them in place, Trump could be Trump with no fear of disrupting the Deep State’s privileges and position. “No… he’s going to shake things up,” readers protested. “He’s our only hope…” “Give him time.” But time and money are running out. Ticking Clock This week, under pressure from the generals, Donald Trump abandoned the promise of an “America First” foreign policy. The U.S. has lost 2,350 soldiers in Afghanistan… and spent $1 trillion. And now, even more resources will be brought to bear so that the longest, most pointless war in U.S. history can continue. Trump himself may be in favor of change. But U.S. foreign policy under the Trump administration is the same as it was under Barack Obama. It favors the Deep State’s military-security industries – as it has for at least the last 17 years. There is no change to Obamacare… or any other significant domestic program, either. The Deep State’s zombie support/medical-educational-retirement transfer programs remain in place, too. But while Trump and the media focus on Confederate monuments… Russia… North Korea… transsexuals… and whirlwind crises, the clock ticks. The feds have only enough cash for about six weeks of operations. Then, they will bump up against the current debt ceiling. The Deep State must raise the debt ceiling in order to keep the fake money flowing. But raising the debt ceiling may not be easy. Conservative Republicans will want to know: “With the national debt already headed to $30 trillion, just where do we think we’re going?” “We’ll agree to raise the debt ceiling,” say the liberal Democrats, “but only if you leave O’Care alone.” “Hey, what about that bridge in my district?” asks the independent. And so, the darkness spreads… Regards,last_img read more

Every month about 300 refugees apply for asylum i

first_imgEvery month, about 300 refugees apply for asylum in Denmark, seeking shelter from conflicts and persecution in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Syria and elsewhere. And many of them need help beyond finding a new home.A 2013 study calculated that 30 percent of refugees in high-income host countries have experienced torture; about 150 refugees seek treatment at the Danish Institute Against Torture every year.We already know the moral reasons for helping traumatized refugees to recover. But are there economic benefits as well?A study published in BMC Health Services Research on May 18 analyzes the costs of treating torture victims and the economic advantages of helping suffering refugees recover.Treating refugees who have been tortured “can be an economically viable strategy,” the study concludes, especially when it comes to families. The researchers were surprised to learn that the families saw a significant difference in their income.”I was thinking that maybe it would take at least 10 years, or 15 years, or one generation, to reach that level,” Shr-Jie Sharlenna Wang, senior researcher and epidemiologist at the Danish Institute Against Torture, tells NPR.”Those with a monopoly of power are carrying out torture to gain information and as a form of social control,” says Line Bager, the lead author and a researcher at the Danish Institute Against Torture. In the study, she uses the United Nations definition of torture: “cruel, inhuman, degrading treatment perpetrated by any party.” She also points out that torture can be psychological as well as physical.The researchers followed 44 patients at the Danish Institute Against Torture in Copenhagen between 2001 and 2004, comparing their results to another group of 44 refugees on the wait list who had not yet received treatment. In addition, researchers looked at economic trends between 2001 and 2014, tracking the participants’ family income and the costs of later health care treatments.Therapy — especially the extensive measures used to treat severely traumatized refugees — can be expensive. The process often includes consultations with psychologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, rheumatologists, physiotherapists and others. In Denmark, health-care costs are covered by the government, but the researchers wanted to investigate whether these public-health resources were being used effectively. They averaged a cost of about $32,000 for each patient by adding together overhead expense and the salaries of specialists and dividing by the number of patients.The study indicates these costs are offset, however, by a better quality of life enjoyed by patients and their families — thus enabling them to join the workforce earlier and perform more successfully than families of tortured refugees who had not been treated. And these families brought in around $32,000 more over three years when you combine their increased income and lower health costs.But isn’t this … a little obvious?Not always, the researchers say. They began the project in 2014. at the height of the Syrian refugee crisis, but also used data compiled by the Danish institute since 2001, when there was a major influx of Afghan and Iraqi migrants. The dominant narrative then, as now, was that traumatized refugees were a burden on society. The researchers wanted to determine whether treating tortured refugees was indeed straining the Danish health system — and whether an investment in their wellness was ever repaid.They found that helping refugees who had been tortured can benefit not only individuals but society as a whole. “What they will contribute to the host country is amazingly bigger than what we expect,” Wang says.Compared to the families of torture victims who had not yet received treatment, the families of those who had quickly earned much more money than expected.”Those families contribute a lot to society, paying taxes to society,” Wang explains. “Our results show that within three years, we already see a net social benefit.” She calls it a quick return on the government’s investment.Looking at the families as a whole, rather than following an individual, is particularly important, the researchers say — especially given the lasting aftermath of post-traumatic stress disorder, which can also affect loved ones. In addition to the significant emotional burden of caring for a traumatized loved one, family members often assume more financial hardships. With treatment, however, some of these difficulties ease.Dr. Kim Griswold is an associate professor at the University at Buffalo and the medical director of the Center for Survivors of Torture in Buffalo, N.Y.”There are many who doubt that refugees are capable of recovery and contribution; our current administration is a prime example,” says Griswold, who is not affiliated with the Danish study. “The more well-designed research we can do will help to dispel myths.”The value of hosting refugees is supported by hard data, says Griswold. “Rehab after torture often allows individuals to enter the workforce, contribute to local economies and incur less health care costs over time.”The Danish researchers say this is the first-ever economic evaluation of treating tortured refugees, and they hope that policymakers and health practitioners will use their data and results to inform migration policies.”They will have a better future in the host country if we provide necessary support at the very beginning,” Wang says.Melody Schreiber (@m_scribe on Twitter) is a freelance journalist in Washington, D.C. 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They claim to help you sleep make your hair grow

first_imgThey claim to help you sleep, make your hair grow, speed weight loss, improve your sex life and ward off the nasty cold going around the office. Though it’s often impossible to tell if dietary supplements work, consumers generally feel certain they can’t hurt.But they can.The Food and Drug Administration has identified hundreds of supplements tainted with pharmaceuticals — from antidepressants and erectile dysfunction remedies to weight-loss drugs — since 2007, a study published Friday shows. Even after FDA tests proved the supplements contained unapproved or recalled medications, many of the products continued to be marketed and sold, the analysis finds.The report in JAMA Network Open calls into question the FDA’s ability to effectively police the $35-billion-a-year supplements industry. “The FDA didn’t even bother to recall more than half of the potentially hazardous supplements,” says Dr. Pieter Cohen, a Harvard Medical School professor and an internist with Cambridge Health Alliance in Boston, who wrote an accompanying commentary in the journal. “How could it be that our premier public health agency spends the time and money to detect these hidden ingredients and then doesn’t take the next obvious step, which is to ensure that they are removed from the marketplace?” he asks.The FDA does not comment on specific studies “but evaluates them as part of the body of evidence to further our understanding about a particular issue and assist in our mission to protect public health,” says Lindsay Haake, a press officer for the regulatory agency.For the study, researchers from the California Department of Public Health and other state agencies examined an FDA database containing supplements that the FDA has purchased, tested and found to be adulterated. The FDA identified 746 supplement products that were pharmaceutically adulterated from 2007 through 2016. Adulterants included unapproved antidepressants and designer steroids, the prescription erectile-dysfunction drug sildenafil, and a prescription appetite suppressant its manufacturer withdrew from the market after a study linked it to heightened risk of stroke and heart attack. Although the FDA has the power to recall tainted supplements, the federal agency failed to require any of the 146 companies that manufactured the adulterated products to remove them from the market. In 360 cases, manufacturers announced a voluntarily recall of the tainted supplements, though there is no way of knowing if the products actually were recalled, Cohen says. In 342 cases, the agency posted a notice on its website warning the public about the tainted supplements. Only in seven cases did the FDA issue a warning letter nudging the manufacturer to remove the adulterated products. Before the FDA could seize a supplement and destroy it, it would have to send a warning letter to the manufacturer, Cohen says.The study’s authors write that they find it “alarming” that the adulterated supplements continue to be sold.”This report shines a harsh light on the problem of adulteration,” says Dr. Peter Lurie, president of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a Washington, D.C., advocacy group. Lurie was not involved in the research. “It’s a very disturbing picture. You’ve got hundreds of these products that contain active pharmaceuticals, many of which pose a real threat to human health.”Some of the drugs slipped into supplements without appearing on the label can have dangerous interactions with other medications people may be taking. For instance, drugs such as sildenafil may interact with other drugs to lower or raise blood pressure to dangerous levels. Others, including anabolic steroids present in some muscle-building products, have been associated with liver and kidney damage, heart attacks and strokes. “The study lays a foundation for ongoing enforcement work in this area, by the FDA and other partner agencies, to curb the illegal manufacture, importation, distribution and sales of adulterated dietary supplements,” the California Department of Public Health said in a written statement.More than half of American adults take supplements such as vitamins, minerals, protein powders, botanicals, fish oils, glandular extracts and probiotics. Under a 1994 law, the U.S. government reclassified supplements as food rather than food additives. The law exempts supplements from any of the premarket safety and effectiveness testing the FDA requires for drugs. In the 24 years since the law took effect, the supplements industry has boomed.”The underlying problem is this is a huge industry with fly-by-night actors, and it’s completely impossible for the agency to keep up with them,” says Lurie, who worked at the FDA for eight years. “We’d all like to see the agency doing more. In some cases it has limited authority. In other cases it has limited resources.”Most of the adulterated supplements were marketed for sexual enhancement, weight loss or muscle building. Prior research has found products in the same categories were responsible for most of an estimated 23,000 U.S. emergency room visits linked to supplements each year. As a result, Lurie urges consumers to be particularly cautious about supplements in those groups.”They’re taking a risk any time they’re buying supplements based on online testimonials, and they should be especially concerned in the three categories — sexual enhancement, body building and weight loss,” he says. “I would be especially concerned about those.”Ronnie Cohen (@ronnie_cohen) is a Northern California journalist who frequently writes about health. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

A minister partly responsible for the UK being fou

first_imgA minister partly responsible for the UK being found guilty of “grave or systematic violations” of the UN disability convention has been branded “highly offensive” after announcing that her government would try to become a “world leader” on disability.Priti Patel (pictured) was employment minister for more than a year while the UN’s committee on the rights of persons with disabilities (CRPD) was investigating her government for breaches of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), as a result of its social security reforms.When the UN committee published its report last month, concluding that the UK government had breached disabled people’s human rights across three key parts of the convention, her government dismissed its work, with work and pensions secretary Damian Green describing it as “patronising and offensive”.But Patel has now pledged commitment to the convention in a bid to be seen as a global leader on disability.On Saturday, Patel – now the international development secretary – used the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) to publish plans to “lead a step-change in the world’s efforts to end extreme poverty by pushing disability up the global development agenda”.A new paper published by her department says the UK government will “drive action to improve the lives of people with disabilities”.It says: “By upholding our commitment to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, we will ensure people with disabilities are systematically and consistently included in, and benefit from, international aid and humanitarian assistance.”The new paper adds: “We will continue to invest in social protection systems in order to increase their coverage, quality and sustainability.“For too long, decision makers have overlooked people with disabilities – we will work to change this.“We will strengthen our work on disability and establish [the Department for International Development] as the global leader in this neglected and under-prioritised area.”Only last month, CRPD was concluding that the UK government’s social security reforms had “disproportionately affected persons with disabilities and hindered various aspects of their right to live independently and be included in the community”.Linda Burnip, co-founder of Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC), the grassroots network of disabled people that persuaded the UN to carry out its inquiry, said: “The thought of the Department for International Development led by Priti Patel fighting to improve the rights of disabled people around the world is laughable, given her previous track record as minister for employment.“The thought that someone who was part of a government condemned by the UN for the grave or systematic violation of disabled people’s human rights in the UK having the remotest interest in improving the life chances of any disabled person is highly offensive.”Patel visited the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) as part of her efforts to use IDPD to promote her department’s new paper.Disability News Service asked LCD whether it had any concerns about the UK government being found guilty by CRPD of “grave or systematic violations” of the UNCRPD, and then claiming it wants to be a global leader on disability, but the charity had not commented by noon today (8 December).Meanwhile, Remploy, the formerly government-owned disability employment business, now mostly owned by the scandal-hit US company Maximus, marked IDPD by holding a social media question and answer session… and then blocking disabled activists who tried to take part.Remploy – which the Department for Work and Pensions has given Disability Confident Leader status as part of its newly-relaunched disability employment scheme – advertised the session with four of its disabled “ambassadors” on Twitter with the hashtag #AskUsAnything.But when disabled campaigners took the four ambassadors at their word and started asking questions about Maximus’s links to the government’s welfare reforms – including carrying out work capability assessments (WCAs) – and the deaths of benefit claimants, they were blocked by Remploy.One campaigner, @dinogoldie, was blocked after asking a series of questions including: “Is not a #disability employment service owned by a #disability denial factory a conflict of interest? #wca.”@dinogoldie later added: “I asked @RemployPP some legitimate questions so they blocked me. Not very #DisabilityConfident.”DPAC itself was blocked after asking: “How does it feel to work for a company owned by Maximus who make money from persecuting disabled people? #WCA #AskUsAnything.”Another disabled campaigner, @otivar55, was blocked after asking: “Why did those poor people die during sanctions?”Other than those put by anti-cuts activists, there appear to have been few questions asked of Remploy’s “ambassadors”.A Remploy spokeswoman said that a “small number of people” were blocked on Twitter.She said: “The Twitter Q&A on Friday was led by a group of Remploy disability ambassadors who were keen to share their lived experience on [IDPD], and support employers to create equality in employment opportunities.“The Remploy disability ambassadors had a really productive, well-engaged discussion and we look forward to continuing to support disabled people to find sustainable employment. “A small number of Twitter users were blocked from our account only because the questions they asked took the focus away from sharing experiences and helping employers create a more inclusive environment. “We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.”Meanwhile, Shaping Our Lives, the national network of service-users, marked IDPD by launching a new “charter for change” it has developed alongside the British Association of Social Workers.The charter – produced following 18 months of discussions – aims to ensure all disabled adults and social workers work together to tackle barriers to independent living and to improve wellbeing.Among its pledges, the charter says that both disabled people and social workers will “act like people, and not just follow mechanistic processes”, and that they will “have conversations rather than being bound by forms and procedures”.And it says: “We will continue to work to overcome power imbalances between disabled adults and social workers leading to equal relationships and co-producing solutions.”There is also reference to the crisis in social care funding, with the charter pledging that both disabled people and social workers will “be aware of the impact of policies across central and local government, and health and other services on disabled adults’ lives”.Ann Nutt, a service-user and co-chair of Shaping Our Lives, said the charter “brings clarity and focuses on the development of a partnership strategy between disabled people and social workers”.Joanna Matthews, chair of the user-led charity Unlimited Oxfordshire, said: “Some of our members have already faced cuts in their budgets or struggled to get a timely assessment.“It really matters to have a good relationship with your social worker, so that in these times of cuts and hardship we can all work together to make a little go a long way.”Another user-led organisation to mark IDPD was the Norfolk-based disabled people’s organisation Equal Lives, which linked with DPAC to hold a protest outside an inaccessible building in Norwich that is used by the government contractor Atos as an assessment centre for disabled people claiming personal independence payments.last_img read more

Trump Says Hell Probably Back New Marijuana Bill

first_img The marijuana industry got a major canna-boost with the introduction of a new bipartisan bill and its probable endorsement by President Trump.Last Thursday, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) and Colorado Senator Cory Gardner (R) teamed up to announce the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act (STATES). According to Gardner, the bill will “ensure that each state has the right to determine for itself the best approach to marijuana within its borders. The bill also extends these protections to Washington, D.C, U.S. territories, and federally recognized tribes, and contains common-sense guardrails to ensure that states, territories and tribes regulating marijuana do so safely.”President Trump appears to be all in on the bill. Before jetting off to the G-7 summit in Canada, he told reporters,” I support Senator Gardner. I know exactly what he’s doing. We’re looking at it. But I probably will end up supporting that, yes.”Related: Trump Basically Says Obama-Era Marijuana Policies Aren’t Going to ChangeJust how big is all this? The Marijuana Policy Project, a legalization advocacy group, called the bill “the most significant piece of marijuana-related legislation ever introduced in Congress.”Here’s what the bill does and doesn’t do. It Allows Legal Cannabis Businesses to Access BanksEarlier this year, the Justice Department ruled that they could bring trafficking charges against banks who work with marijuana businesses. Fear of running afoul with the law has caused many banks to stop working with the industry, and it’s forced cannabis entrepreneurs to figure out what to do with billions of dollars in cash. “That’s bad for business and bad for safety,” said Warren.Gardner agreed. “Billions of dollars in cash are floating around Colorado and other states that have a legalized industry, and they can’t bank it,” he said. “It’s time that we take this industry out of the shadows, bring these dollars out of the shadows and make sure we hold these people accountable for an industry that states are moving forward with regardless of the pace of business in Washington, D.C.”The STATES bill seeks to remedy this cash-only problem by saying that legal bank transactions under state law “shall not constitute trafficking” or “the basis for forfeiture of property.” In other words, banks don’t have to worry about getting in trouble for working with legal cannabis companies. Related: What Every Cannabis Entrepreneur Needs to Understand About the Cole MemoIt Does Not Allow Marijuana to be Federally LegalThe STATES bill says nothing about legalizing marijuana. Under federal law, it’s still classified as a schedule 1 drug, meaning it’s illegal and thought to have no medical value and a high potential for abuse.“This is not a legalization bill — I think that’s very important,” Gardner said.  “If a state like Oklahoma or Kansas or Nebraska chooses not to do this, they do not have to. The federal law remains the same. Nothing changes for them.”It Protects Legal Marijuana BusinessesIf you operate your business in a state where marijuana is legal and complies with “a few basic protections,” the STATES act seeks to ensure that companies and individuals who abide by their state’s rules can’t be targeted by the federal government.The bill does this by amending the Controlled Substances Act, which outlaws marijuana, by saying that its provisions no longer apply to anyone who is complying with state or tribal laws on the “manufacture, production, possession, distribution, dispensation, administration, or delivery of marijuana.”Says Warren, “The science is clear: Medical marijuana treatments are effective. There is absolutely no reason patients should be prevented from seeking scientifically approved care.”Related: What Is Schedule I and Why Is Marijuana on the List, Anyway?But It Doesn’t Offer Full ProtectionThe bill still leaves in place parts of the Controlled Substances Act, including prohibiting the distribution of cannabis at rest areas and truck stops and setting the legal age to buy the drug at 21, except for medical purposes.It Makes Hemp LegalGood news potentially for those in the hemp business. The STATES bill changes the definition of “marijuana” under the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp.While hemp contains tiny traces of THC, the chemical compound in cannabis that produces psychoactive effects, it can also be used for things like paper, cotton, silk, rayon, linen, and wool. Hemp oil has been used as an ingredient in many cosmetics such as body lotions, soaps, and shampoos.Related: Hemp Is the Multibillion-Dollar Cannabis Opportunity Few Have Heard About    Politics The STATES act is one of the rare bills with bipartisan support, but it it good for entrepreneurs? Next Article Entrepreneur Staff Image credit: Gino Santa Maria | Shutterstock Trump Says He’ll “Probably” Back New Marijuana Bill Donald Trump Green Entrepreneur Podcast Add to Queue Each week hear inspiring stories of business owners who have taken the cannabis challenge and are now navigating the exciting but unpredictable Green Rush. Editor in Chief of Green Entrepreneur –shares Jonathan Small Listen Nowlast_img read more