House prices fall further as demand dips

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Net Gaming rebrands as Acroud AB

first_img iGaming affiliate Net Gaming AB has changed its name to Acroud AB, as part a number of a broader strategy updates taking place since Robert Andersson took over as CEO in February this year.Former Catena Media chief Andersson was brought in following a decline in year-on-year revenue and profits in 2019, in an attempt to refocus the business and return it to growth.Revenue continued to decline into Q1 2020, with the company reporting a 21.3% drop for the three months  to 31 March 2020. However, Andersson said at the time that a refocused business had sufficient untapped potential to grow from Q2 onwards.The name change was announced alongside the company’s new manifesto, which sets out its approach to doing business.In line with its new business strategy, the manifesto claims that the business is “adapting and [is] here to disrupt and claim what hasn’t been claimed.”Commenting on the announcement, Andersson said: “I am proud to work with so many talented employees as we now take a real step towards creating strong growth in an international and highly expansive industry.”The company aims to return to growth through the provision of high quality comparison sites to its customers.It will focus on a few key markets, growing its websites organically through user engagement and launches into new verticals while enhancing its technological capabilities. Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Net Gaming rebrands as Acroud AB Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Sports bettingcenter_img iGaming affiliate Net Gaming AB has changed its name to Acroud AB, as part a number of a broader strategy update taking place since Robert Andersson took over as CEO in February this year. 17th July 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

Paysafe announces post-merger board of directors

first_imgThe new board will consist of 11 directors with decades of industry experience. “We have assembled a best-in-class board of directors comprised of proven, high-calibre leaders with extremely relevant but diverse perspectives.” said Paysafe CEO Philip McHugh. Paysafe announces post-merger board of directors The remaining new members are Anthony Jabbour of business analytics providers Dun & Bradstreet and Black Knight; former Morgan Stanley Frankfurt chief executive Dagmar Kollmann and Blackstone managing director Jonathan Murphy. Payments provider Paysafe has announced its newly appointed board of directors following its merger with Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corporation. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 18th March 2021 | By Marese O’Hagan People Topics: Peoplecenter_img “I am very excited to work with the strong slate of directors upon merger completion.” added chairman William P. Foley. “Over the course of the last few months I have come to know Philip and the Paysafe team very well and am looking forward to continuing the journey, enhancing Paysafe’s growth trajectory through accelerated operational transformation and M&A.” Other board members include Jim Murren, who was CEO of MGM Resorts International from December 2008 until February 2020, and Hilary Stewart-Jones, a UK lawyer that has assisted gambling companies and associated businesses since 1995 and has worked at law firm Harris Hagan. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Tags: Paysafe The merger, announced in December 2020, has a combined entity value of £6.8bn ($9.0bn/€7.4bn). They join existing board members Philip McHugh, Matthew Bryant, Walter Macnee, Eli Nagler and Peter Rutland.last_img read more

I’d drip-feed £500 a month into the best shares in this stock market rally

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79.ª Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal – Palabras de…

first_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA General Convention, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ El Obispo Presidente Curry hizo estas declaraciones en la sesión de apertura de la 79.ª Convención General el 4 de julio:Gracias, gracias.  Dios los ama a todos, ¡gracias!Suena como el estruendo de reclinatorios en la iglesia.Gracias, Canónigo Barlowe, y gracias por estar aquí, por su disposición a servir de esta manera.  Para servir a la causa de nuestro Señor Jesucristo como Iglesia Episcopal. Mejor aún, como la Rama Episcopal del Movimiento de Jesús.Es un verdadero privilegio y una auténtica bendición poder servirles como su Obispo Presidente.  Es un privilegio y una bendición servir con otros siervos de Jesús que son personas extraordinarias.  La Presidente Gay Clark Jennings, presidente de nuestra Cámara de Diputados.  El Canónigo Michael Barlowe, siempre me refiero a él como el Sr. Secretario. Y es un privilegio servir con ellos.  Yo ya lo he dicho en varias Reuniones Provinciales que paso tanto tiempo con ellos que me siento como el John Boy en los Waltons.  Cuando todos se iban a la cama por la noche y decían: “Buenas noches, mamá; buenas noches, papá; buenas noches, John Boy”, y yo también digo por la noche: “Buenas noches, Michael; buenas noches, Gay”. Es una bendición y un privilegio servir con ellos y con el increíble personal de la Iglesia Episcopal y no lo digo por pura retórica.  Tenemos personas increíbles que son el personal de la Iglesia Episcopal.  Son absolutamente […], y mira, una paloma ya está volando para probarlo. Y entonces, es bueno estar [aquí] –¡espero que todos estén contentos de estar aquí!Permítanme simplemente compartir algunas ideas al comenzar, y esto no es un sermón –es un poco temprano para todos al comenzar esto– pero resulta que encontré un texto y es de la Primera Carta a los Corintios, Capítulo 2. El Apóstol Pablo escribió, y cito,     Pero hermanos, cuando yo fui a hablarles del designio secreto de Dios, lo hice sin hacer alardes de retórica o de sabiduría. Y, estando entre ustedes, no quise saber de otra cosa sino de Jesucristo y, más estrictamente, de Jesucristo crucificado.Julia Ward Howe expresó un sentimiento similar cuando escribió:     En la belleza de los lirios     Cristo nació al otro lado del mar,     Con una gloria en su seno     que nos transfigura a ti y a mí,     Puesto que murió para hacer santo al pueblo     vivamos para hacer a todos libres,     Mientras Dios, mientras Dios avanza     ¡Gloria! ¡Gloria! ¡Aleluya! La verdad de Dios avanzaRealmente no somos simplemente la Iglesia Episcopal.Aunque somos eso.Realmente somos la Rama Episcopal del Movimiento de Jesús.Un movimiento que comenzó hace mucho tiempo. Un movimiento cuyas raíces yacen profundas en el suelo del judaísmo. Un movimiento profundo en el corazón de Dios.Eso es lo que somos. Y cuanto más seamos quienes somos, tanto más seremos posibles, más allá de lo que podríamos incluso preguntar o imaginar.Me di cuenta de esto no hace mucho tiempo. Fue en Seattle, Washington, en una visita a la maravillosa Diócesis de Olympia. Y, algunos de ustedes tal vez saben que Seattle es el hogar de Starbucks. Y la tienda original de Starbucks, la primera –¿todos saben algo de Starbucks, no? La original todavía está allí, y uno puede ir y visitarla. Y entonces, pensé que debería hacer una peregrinación. Yo ya había estado en la Catedral, así que pensé que debería ir también a la catedral del mundo, o sea, fui a Starbucks. A la primera tienda.  Solo había estado en otras tiendas de Starbucks de todo el país. No había estado en el Starbucks original.  Entré y pedí mi café “grande bold”, que es mi bebida habitual, y dije: “Y voy a acompañarlo con un scone”.  El camarero me dijo entonces muy cortésmente: “Aquí no servimos comida. Servimos café y bebidas finas”. Dije: “Oh, este es el auténtico Starbucks”. Y entonces recordé haber leído el libro de Howard Schultz El Desafío Starbucks. En este trabajo biográfico, habla de una época en la que Starbucks se había expandido profundamente por todo el país y por todo el mundo y no solo habían expandido el número de tiendas que tenían, sino que realmente expandieron el menú hasta el punto de que el menú se multiplicó y desarrolló y creció. Había dicho que todo estaba yendo bien y luego, de repente, sus acciones en la bolsa parecían comenzar a decaer a medida que se expandían. De repente, sus ganancias parecían estar bajando, o no subiendo tan rápido como debían, y comenzaron a preocuparse de que algo había resultado mal incluso en su crecimiento y expansión. Schultz dice en este libro que una vez fue a una tienda de Starbucks, y tan pronto entró pudo percibir un olor a queso quemado más pronunciado que el aroma del café. En ese instante se dio cuenta de que Starbucks había perdido su rumbo, se había alejado de sus raíces, lejos de su origen, lejos de su misión original, lejos del núcleo que le dio nacimiento y vida en primer lugar. Y entonces pensó que si cuando entras en un Starbucks, y lo primero que hueles es queso quemado, ¡algo está mal! ¡Nosotros estamos es en el negocio del café! ¿Y saben lo que hicieron? Cerraron –esto es en 2008– cerraron todas las tiendas de Starbucks.  Las cerraron todas.  Y enviaron a los baristas a volver a capacitarse para preparar un buen café y crear un contexto para una buena conversación humana.Hermanos míos y hermanas mías, no estamos en el negocio de hornear queso.  Estamos en el negocio del café. ¡Y el nombre de ese café es Jesús de Nazaret! ¡Ese es nuestro negocio!Y cuanto más nos acerquemos a nuestras raíces, a la fuente, a la fuente de nuestra propia vida, la fuente de nuestra identidad, la razón por la que estamos aquí, mientras más nos acerquemos a eso, encontraremos la fortaleza para enfrentar los días venideros.  Encontraremos la sabiduría, el valor y la creatividad necesarios para captar el momento histórico actual.Digo eso para decir que el Movimiento de Jesús no es un invento de Michael Curry. Este Movimiento de Jesús se remonta mucho más atrás.  Los eruditos bíblicos han descrito durante mucho tiempo los primeros días de la cristiandad.  Sus primeros orígenes como un Movimiento de Jesús.  Como personas que se reunieron alrededor de Jesús de Nazaret, que escucharon sus enseñanzas.  Ahora bien, este no es un sermón, es una presentación, pero quienes escucharon sus enseñanzas, quienes miraron a su vida, absorbieron su espíritu y su espíritu comenzó a convertirse en el espíritu de ellos, eso es lo que llamamos Pentecostés.Su espíritu se convirtió en el espíritu de ellos.  ¡Se encontraron amando de la manera que Jesús ama, dando de la manera que Jesús da, perdonando de la manera que Jesús perdona, haciendo justicia, amando la misericordia, caminando humildemente con Dios justamente como Jesús! Y el pueblo los observaba y los veía y decía: “Todos ustedes parecen pequeños Cristos”. Y entonces los apodaron cristianos.Hermanos míos y hermanas mías, no somos simplemente la Iglesia Episcopal. Somos la Rama Episcopal del Movimiento de Jesús.  Eso es lo que somos.  Y eso es lo que el mundo está suplicando y hambriento de que seamos.Sin embargo, voy a mantener esto breve.Sí, presidenta Jennings, ¿tiene algo que decir? ¡Sí, lo voy a mantener breve! ¡Lo prometo!Julia Ward Howe es una de mis personas favoritas. Y, como recordarán, compuso su poema, el que luego se convirtió en el Himno de Batalla de la República en medio de una pesadilla nacional.  En plena Guerra Civil. Mientras esta nación se desgarraba y se hacía pedazos. Mientras esta nación luchaba por encontrar su propia alma liberando al cautivo.  Fue en el contexto de un profundo desequilibrio. De tiempos difíciles. De tiempos cuando las virtudes mismas y los valores mismos del país estaban en juego, ¡un momento no muy diferente al nuestro! Un momento en el cual una nación, un momento en el cual el mundo debe encontrar su alma otra vez. Y fue entonces cuando ella escribió las palabras que se convirtieron en el Himno de Batalla. Además, escribió una estrofa, a menudo pasada por alto, en ese himno, que habla de la venida del Señor. Y en esa estrofa escribió, y cito:     Lo he visto a Él     Lo he visto a Él     He visto al Señor, lo he visto en las hogueras     de un centenar de campamentos;     Puedo leer su santa oración     Por los rocíos y humedades de la tarde;     Su verdad, ya está avanzando.Ahora tengo buenas noticias para ustedes. No importa cuáles sean los problemas de este mundo, y sí que los hay. No importa cuáles sean las dificultades de este mundo, y sí que las hay.  Lo he visto a Él en las hogueras. Lo he visto a Él en las hogueras de un centenar de campamentos. He visto el Movimiento de Jesús entre nosotros en esta Iglesia. ¡Yo lo vi!Cuando las diócesis devastadas por los huracanes y las tormentas de viento y lluvia, los episcopales que perdieron sus hogares, se movilizaron ellos mismos, organizaron sus iglesias, redistribuyeron recursos, convirtieron los santuarios en sacristías con comida para la gente. Lo vi en Puerto Rico. Lo vi en las Islas Vírgenes. Lo vi en Florida. Lo vi en Texas. Lo vi en el oeste de Texas. Vi a los episcopales saliendo a las calles, dirigiendo grupos de oración. ¿Me oyen? Grupos de oración, grupos de estudio de la Biblia, todos promoviendo y defendiendo ante las agencias gubernamentales, ¡eso yo lo vi!A Él lo he visto en las hogueras de un centenar de campamentos.La verdad de Dios, este Movimiento, está avanzando.Pero no solo allí.Lo he visto, lo he visto a Él en los grupos de oración que tejen chales de oración.  ¡No creerían cuántos chales de oración ahora tengo! Y que sigan llegando, “pues el Señor lo sabe, ¡sabe que los necesito!Lo he visto a Él en los rosarios anglicanos y otros rosarios. Los he visto cuando la gente de Navajolandia me dio cuentas de oración, cuentas de protección, que llevo a todas partes. Lo he visto en las iglesias episcopales comunes, a veces de quince y veinte personas que adoran al Señor el domingo. Quienes siguen a Jesucristo y que a veces se levantan y hacen lo que otros no harían. He visto a los episcopales apoyar a otros que nadie más apoyaría. He visto a los episcopales apoyar a los inmigrantes. Nos hemos visto defendiendo a los refugiados. Nos hemos visto defendiendo la justicia. No en nombre de los valores seculares, sino en el nombre de Jesucristo. En el nombre del amor. ¡Lo he visto!Lo vi en Charlottesville. El obispo Shannon Johnston y el clero de esa diócesis se plantaron para protestar: para dar testimonio del camino del amor, incluso cuando los nazis y los neo-miembros del Klan proferían gritos de odio. Vi a los episcopales unirse a otros cristianos y gente de otras religiones y buena voluntad, los vi defender el nombre del amor. Ese es el camino de Jesús de Nazaret.Debemos en nuestra época, debemos reclamar un cristianismo que realmente se parezca a Jesús de Nazaret. Un cristianismo que cree en aquel Jesús que dijo: bienaventurados son los pobres y los pobres de espíritu. Un Jesús de Nazaret que dijo: bienaventurados son los pacificadores. Un Jesús de Nazaret que dice bienaventurados son los que tienen hambre y sed de que la justicia de Dios prevalezca en todo el mundo. Un Jesús que dice desde la cruz, “¡Padre!  Perdónalos, porque no saben lo que hacen”. El Jesús que dice: “por esto todos sabrán que ustedes son mis discípulos”. Que se amen los unos a los otros.  Ese es Jesús. Eso es la cristiandad. Es el Vía Crucis. Es el camino del amor incondicional, desinteresado y sacrificado de Dios. Y ese es el camino que nos salvará a todos.Lo he visto a Él.Lo vi a Él, y con esto, realmente me sentaré. Lo vi a Él profundamente cuando hace unos pocos años, los episcopales de la Nación Sioux Standing Rock, los episcopales en la reserva defendieron a Jesús en nombre del amor. El padre John Floberg y las buenas personas de su congregación y otras congregaciones cercanas, se plantaron y con el apoyo de los episcopales y gente de buena voluntad en todo el país, se aseguraron de que los guardianes del agua que trabajaban para proteger las tierras funerarias sagradas protegieran el agua para que el agua sea pura y limpia para los niños, para el pueblo de Dios –esta no es una proposición radical de la que estamos hablando– de tal manera que haya agua limpia, respetando las antiguas herencias y tradiciones. Los vi apoyando a los guardianes del agua que estaban tratando de cambiar; los vi ofreciendo atención pastoral, educación espiritual.  Los vi tratando de ser mediadores a veces entre varias partes rivales.  Los vi haciendo la obra de la reconciliación racial. ¡Yo lo vi! Los vi preocupándose por la creación de Dios, ¡lo vi! Y los vi dando testimonio evangélico en el mejor sentido de la palabra, representando una manera de ser cristiano que realmente se parece a Jesús. ¡Yo lo vi!Pero lo vi casi al borde de las lágrimas, cuando estábamos en el campamento de los guardianes de agua, en la Nación Sioux, en la propia reserva, donde fuimos recibidos con tanta amabilidad. Lo vi cuando había banderas, banderas de todas las tribus de América del Norte, EE.UU. y Canadá, y tribus de América del Sur. Gente de buena voluntad, de diferentes tradiciones religiosas, lo vi, aquellas banderas, ¡deberían haberlo visto, fue increíble! ¡Estaban ondeando al viento! De todas las naciones y pueblos que intentaban estar con la gente de Standing Rock, lo vi, y luego el padre Floberg señaló una bandera.  Era de color rojo, blanco y de un color azul claro.  Solo quiero ser claro. La vi y estaba flotando en el viento. Era la bandera de la Iglesia Episcopal. Pero permítanme contarles sobre esa bandera. Está ahora en los Archivos. Era una bandera vieja y hecha jirones, era nueva cuando la levantaron, pero el viento de Dakota estaba convirtiendo sus hebras en trizas. Estaba hecha jirones. Estaba gastada. Pero estaba flotando. ¡Y la cruz en el centro estaba allí y nadie lo extrañaría! ¡Era como esa vieja cruz robusta! ¡Todo eso lo vi! ¡Era la Iglesia Episcopal! ¡No! ¡Era la Rama Episcopal del Movimiento de Jesús! Y el viento no pudo detenerla. La lluvia no pudo detenerla. Las tormentas no pudieron detenerla. Los tiempos difíciles no pudieron detenerla. Porque, ¡nada! ¡Nada puede detener el Movimiento de Jesús de Nazaret! ¡Si no me creen, pregúntenle a Poncio Pilato! ¡Él lo intentó! ¡Y no le funcionó!La belleza de los lirios.Cristo realmente nació al otro lado del mar.Con la gloria en su seno que nos transfigura a ti y a mí.Puesto que murió para hacer santo al puebloVivamos para hacer a todos libresMientras Dios avanzaGloria, gloria aleluyaLa verdad de Dios avanzaDios los ama, Dios los bendiga.¡Tengamos una gran Convención! Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 79.ª Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal – Palabras de apertura del Obispo Presidente Michael Curry Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab General Convention 2018, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Martinsville, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC Posted Jul 9, 2018 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Press Release Servicelast_img read more

Demings to murder suspect: “Turn yourself in”

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here January 9, 2017 at 4:50 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 1 COMMENT Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Updating Breaking News:Orange County Sheriff Demings comments on the manhuntOrange County Sheriff Jerry Demings held a brief press conference this afternoon and explained the status of the manhunt for murder suspect Markeith Loyd.Loyd is a suspect in the murder of his former pregnant girlfriend Sade Dixon, and the early morning murder of Orlando Police Sergeant Debra Clayton.“Several hundred officers from multiple agencies are searching for the suspect,” he said. “We will find him, and if you aid and abet this suspect in any way, you will face criminal charges.”He was asked what he would want to say to Loyd if he was watching on television.“Turn yourself in. We want this to end peacefully. Turn yourself in, and we will facilitate the process, otherwise this will be a very risky situation if we have to go in an get you.”Demings was also asked if the manhunt would be more difficult if authorities do not locate Loyd by nightfall.“We’re not going anywhere,” said Demings. “We will keep searching for this individual until we find him.”center_img Mama Mia Reply TAGSOrange County Sheriff’s OfficeSheriff Jerry Demings Previous articleIs it time to take a second look at Medicinal Marijuana?Next articleSecond OCSO motorcycle deputy involved in crash Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I wish he would turn himself in to authorities, but I don’t expect it to happen. If he had any sense of remorse for his killings, he would have already turned himself in for killing his ex-girlfriend and her unborn baby. I don’t expect this guy to go down without a fight and trying to kill as many others as he can, in the process. I pray for everyone, that no one else is killed or harmed due to this evil suspect. I hope they bring in as many law enforcement officers as possible from all over to get him! And…..stop turning bad people back out on the streets once they go through the court system when they have lists long as your arm of previous serious violent convictions!last_img read more

How Facebook got superrich

first_imgIn 2004, Harvard student Mark Zucker­berg launched Facebook from his dormitory room. Facebook went public in early 2012. Zuckerberg was already a billion­aire at the age of 23. Today, this social medium has a market capitalization of over $463 billion. Zuckerberg’s current net worth is over $63 billion, ranking him as the fifth richest person in the world, according to Forbes.How could so much wealth and capital be so quickly accumulated in one person’s hands?The short answer is monopoly. With more than 2 billion monthly active users, Facebook has a virtual monopoly of social media, messaging and networking traffic. It achieved that monopoly in large part thanks to a vital tool of capitalist accumulation: patents.Patents provide monopoly profitsPatent law provides the patent holder, in return for public disclosure of the invention, with the exclusive right to make, use and sell the invention for a limited period (20 years for most patents). In other words, patents confer a government-authorized “intellectual property” right to exclude competition and monopolize.With patent rights in hand, capitalists can use and even sell information without fear that disclosure will render it worthless. Patents thereby transform ideas and information into profitable private property.Facebook’s superprofits derive from ownership of patents relating to digital content display and communications. Those patents allow Facebook (including subsidiaries like WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram) to control much of the internet’s social media and messaging traffic.That control in turn enables Facebook to charge monopoly prices for displaying content that it does not make itself, thereby garnering immense revenues without incurring the costs of production.There are no inherent barriers that prevent the free flow of information over the internet. But free flow is not conducive to private profit, the lifeblood of capitalism. To allow a few monopolists to profit at the expense of the many, capitalism created artificial barriers to free flow by developing intellectual property law.The initial reasons given for designing patent laws were to encourage and protect individual inventors. But as capitalism developed, large corporate interests replaced individual creators as the beneficiaries of patent law. Today, most companies require their employees to sign over their innovative ideas to the companies themselves. In this way the companies secure most of the resulting profits.Facebook too maintains its monopoly status by free riding on inventions that others create. Although Facebook applies for hundreds of patents each month (, it has purchased most of its patents and patent applications, including those covering its “news feed” and “like” button, from the actual inventors or other companies.Like other tech giants, Facebook spends vast sums to acquire huge patent portfolios, allowing it to expropriate others’ innovations and multiply profits. It then wields its patent rights against potential competitors by suing or fighting lawsuits. (’s only significant assets are the personal data it has collected on users and the patents it owns to ensure its sole control over gathering and use of that data. That control allows Facebook to reap the benefits of highly targeted advertising as well as to finance other ventures.Zuckerberg might object that no one is forced to join Facebook. But no one forced people to buy TVs in the mid-twentieth century either, yet in practice few believed they could do without them. It is likewise becoming increasingly difficult to function in today’s world without Facebook and other social media. This means big bucks for Zuckerberg and his cronies.Data control provides revenue bonanzaIt is hard to overstate the reach of Facebook’s data accumulation. Rapidly developing technology allows Facebook to know (or infer) who you are and what you are like, where you are and where you will be, what you are doing and why you are doing it — and even what you will do next.Access to this intimate customer data enables content providers to immediately tailor retail prices to individual need and ability to pay, as well as ascertain minimum acceptable quality and service. This data-driven opportunity to increase sales and prices represents an enormous commercial jackpot.Facebook’s data dominance largely precludes competitors. As a result, it has reaped monopoly profits by rapidly raising advertising and content placement rates.Facebook amounts to a three-sided network composed of users, content providers and advertisers. Its profits derive from the “network effects” of connecting these three elements. Facebook acts as intermediary on virtually every transaction, getting paid big time for simply matching buyers with sellers. When you click a link on a Facebook page and buy a product or service, Facebook gets its behind-the-scenes cut.Advertisers and companies pay Facebook for access to the data and users it controls. Those who make the payments haven’t bought the ownership of Facebook’s data or intellectual property; rather, they lease access to the information much like a landowner leases land and access to water.But unlike with land, which can be leased to only a single lessee at a time, information can be leased to an enormous number of lessees. That enables Facebook to generate vast inflows of revenues from its patent-based monopoly.At bottom, companies that sell products and services effectively pay “information rent” to Facebook for the right to use information over which Facebook maintains a monopoly due to its patents.As a Facebook user, you might say: “So what? I don’t pay anything to use Facebook.” But, in fact, you pay plenty. Facebook’s monopoly of vital consumer information enables it to charge inflated prices to advertisers and commercial purchasers of that information, who then pass on those inflated prices to the ultimate consumers of their products and services.In other words, those billions piling up in Mark Zuckerberg’s coffers are being squeezed out of all of us.Facebook’s monopoly may eventually collapse due to expiration of its patents or for other reasons (technological, legal), but only after many years of extracting monopoly rents, inflating consumer prices and stifling innovation.Facebook’s role in the capitalist economyFrom a Marxist economic perspective, what role does Facebook play?Marx explained that capitalism enables industrialists to obtain more value from their workers’ production than the value of the wages paid to those workers. That difference he called “surplus value.” The industrialist obtains “absolute” surplus value by lengthening the working day, and “relative” surplus value by increasing labor productivity.Broadly speaking, Facebook’s enclosure of valuable information both facilitates creation of relative surplus value and dictates distribution of total surplus value among capitalists.First, data centralization and display likely enhance labor productivity throughout the economy by reducing data-gathering time and thereby extracting more value per worker, increasing relative surplus value.Second, and more significantly, Facebook and other data giants obtain an increasing portion of total surplus value by their consolidating, packaging and selling of valuable information. In the past decade, some $50 billion per year has been reallocated from content creators to owners of monopoly platforms like Facebook.According to the former editor of The Guardian, a British newspaper, Facebook “sucked up $27 million” of the paper’s projected 2015 digital advertising revenue by locking readers onto Facebook rather than linking them to the Guardian site. “If you control the menu,” he noted, “you control the choices.” ( upshot is that intellectual property rights facilitate the transfer of much of the total surplus value produced by the global working class into the hands of information monopolists. Whether these “information monopolies” are bringing about a great enough change to represent a new phase of monopoly capitalism is a question that invites serious analysis.In any event, the ability to generate and provide access to vast troves of information is clearly a major productive force in contemporary capitalism. The contradiction between continued growth of this force of production and the prevailing relations of production (private information monopolies) appears unsustainable.Fear that their vast wealth may tumble like a house of cards motivates occasional forays into philanthropy by Zuckerberg and other information technology tycoons like Bill Gates of Microsoft and Jeff Bezos of Amazon to assuage suffering from the inequalities they helped create. But philanthropy cannot resolve the explosive contradiction at the heart of the information economy.Capitalism, with its private ownership of the means of production, must be overthrown to unleash the full potential of the information age. Replacing capitalism with socialism will remove the monopolistic fetters of private intellectual property and establish a planned economy to ensure that useful ideas and information serve everyone and are no longer hijacked to create instant billionaires like Mark Zuckerberg.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Gary Wilhelmi 5/22/2012 PM Comment

first_img FinancialDow sags near the close was off 25 pointsCrude oil $91.61Gold down $17 at $1573Dollar index 81.52 up 44 near the 82 resistance levelEurope quiet with no solutions to their multi debt dilemma’sExisting home sales and retail stores reports were constructive.LivestockBoxed beef little changed at $ 194.51Cash a few days away form being determinedHoliday coveredJune hogs have lost about 300 points since Friday’s highCold storage expected at 615 m pounds of pork versus 549 m a year agoGrain and soybeansAt the conclusion of the day session all markets were being profit taking poundedJuly and December, as examples, were below support levels in both as corn condition came out at 77% good to excellentSpring wheat 74%Winter wheat has fallen from 72% in Kansas in April to 46%Dryness remains an issue in the plains and parts of the MidwestIndiana top soil is 43% dry, but the weather looks wet every few days in the Central Corn Belt and the crop rating is superiorAs the dollar approaches an 82 breakout exports are increasingly punishedThe densely populated speculative trading environment is prone to such extremes and that is not going get any better.Don’t try to trade toe to toe with these huge fundsTake advantage of rallies to hopefully get the best average price for your11:14 updateHome report positive up 3.4%Dow rallies 66US retailers have good reportsUkrainian wheat 14 MT down from 23 MTRussian spring wheat hurt by drynessEgypt buys 1.1 MT of local wheat as harvest is delayed by diesel fuel shortagesBoxed beef up $2.08 Monday above $194Soybean emergence is at 35% versus 13% averageJune hogs at $3 premium to cash are vulnerable to sell off10:49 updateBeans 35% planted and emergence at 5% versus a 13% averageCorn rating 77% good to excellent even better than expectedWarm and dry 6-10 in the plainsRussian wheat off 3 MT and exports may be cut by 14 MTHeat returning to central Midwest and Indiana top soil is 43% dry Facebook Twitter FinancialDow opens off 9 pointsDAX up 1.1%Crude oil down $ .37 at $92.49Dollar 81.29 up 22 with resistance at 82Existing home sales expected at 4.6 millionJapan’s bond rating downgradedEurope marking time ahead of summit meetingGreece likely to exit the EU in some fashion and that is what the finance ministers are hashing outLivestockProfit taking shaves cattle valuesCash offers hold at $125 in the south and higher northMemorial Day features coveredStrong dollar inhibits exportsBeef exports off 21% in March when imports were up 26%Kill 126,000 on par as was hog kill at 418,000Pork cutoutUp $ .21 with loin’s $3.31 better and hams off $1.66Grain and soybeansCorn and spring wheat plantedCorn rated 76% good to excellent and spring wheat 74%Winter wheat down 2% to 58 g-x and Kansas 46% from 72% in AprilIndiana topsoil rated 43% dry so watch itRains possible in dry areas of RussiaJuly corn support at $6.20 and December corn resistance up at $5.701 to perhaps 2 million more bean plantings foreseen with report at the end of JuneIf dollar index were to rise above the 82 breakout exports would be hurtCorn and wheat off 8 cents in over night trade and beans 3 cents low Previous articlePioneer Field Update May 22Next articleStates Putting Ag Protection Bills In Place Hoosier Ag Today Gary Wilhelmi 5/22/2012 PM Comment Facebook Twittercenter_img SHARE SHARE Home Market Market Watch Gary Wilhelmi 5/22/2012 PM Comment By Hoosier Ag Today – May 22, 2012 last_img read more

Changes in Climate Mean Many Future Challenges for Indiana Agriculture

first_img By Andy Eubank – Jul 31, 2018 Changes in Climate Mean Many Future Challenges for Indiana Agriculture Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleLate Season Nitrogen Needed this Year?Next articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for August 1, 2018 Andy Eubank SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Changes in Climate Mean Many Future Challenges for Indiana Agriculture Facebook Twitter Purdue-climate-change-reportA new report from Purdue’s Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment team details changes in Indiana temperature, precipitation, and weather patterns, how that can affect row crop and livestock producers, and how they’ll need to adapt. The report was released Tuesday during an event at the Indiana Corn and Soybean Innovation Center, home to research that will help farmers adapt in future years.“We see spring and winter getting much wetter going forward, not that it’s going to happen every year, but on average it’s going to be wetter,” said Dr. Jeff Dukes, director of the Purdue Climate Change Research Center. “What that may mean is that people can’t actually get into the fields to take advantage of the warmer spring because it’s just too wet.”He says water management will be an increasing challenge, and farmers will be faced with hotter summers.“They’re going to have to be paying attention to the latest crops and hopefully the crop breeders on going to be on this trying to make sure that crops go out that are able to deal with the high temperatures that we’re going to have, the higher nighttime temperatures that basically make plants loser their carbon much faster. That has the potential to damage yields. Hopefully we’re going to have crops that are increasingly able to deal with those high temperatures, and also with the high temperature extremes and the hot days in July.”Dukes told HAT there is no political agenda at the research center. Their climate change research is science-based.“Our center is made up of 90 different faculty members or more across 26 different departments in the university, so people are looking at climate change from a whole bunch of different angles in our center,” he explained. “The point is to better understand how the climates have changed in the past, how they’re going to change in the future, what the impacts might be, and then we want to get that information out to the public so that we can be as useful as possible.”Among the key findings in the study, “more frequent heat stress and a doubling of water deficits are expected to reduce Indiana corn yields, for current varieties, by 16 to 20 percent by mid-century. Soybean yields are expected to decline 9 to 11 percent.”The report also found that “by mid-century, the annual number of days with high temperatures above 86°F, a critical threshold for livestock heat stress, is projected to double from 40 days per year to 80-100 days per year.”What can producers do to cope with this change? In our next report, professor of agronomy Laura Bowling, the lead author, shares some ideas.See the full report, Indiana’s Agriculture in a Changing Climate: A Report from the Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment, authored by Laura C. Bowling, Melissa Widhalm, Keith A. Cherkauer, Janna Beckerman, Sylvie Brouder, Jonathan Buzan, Otto Doering, Jeffrey Dukes, Paul Ebner, Jane Frankenburger, Benjamin Gramig, Eileen J. Kladivko, Charlotte Lee, Jeffrey Volenec, and Cliff Weil at: graphic: Indiana scientists project that annual statewide temperatures will increase by 5 to 6°F by mid-century and 6 to 10°F by late-century, depending on the amount of heat-trapping gases released into the atmosphere by human activities 5. Mid-century temperatures during Indiana’s growing season, defined as the period from May 1 to Aug. 31, are expected to increase by about 6 to 7°F.)On social media it’s @PurdueCCRC, #ClimateChange, #INCCIA.last_img read more

Release of two journalists held for citizen activism

first_imgNews —————-10.30.09Journalists arrestedAt least three journalists and bloggers arrested in crackdown on volunteer groupReporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association condemn the arrests of at least three Burmese journalists and bloggers in a crackdown on Lin Let Kye, a citizen network of volunteers that has been helping the victims of Cyclone Nargis, which devastated the south of the country last year.“Last month, the authorities released several journalists who had been arrested for covering the post-Nargis situation, but now the security forces are arresting more journalists for the same reason,” the two organisations said. “We call for them to be released without delay.”Paing Soe Oo, a blogger and active member for the Lin Let Kye group, was arrested at his home in Dagon Seikkan, near Rangoon. The police who arrested him confiscated some of his notes which contained the names of other Lin Let Kye members. Journalists Thant Zin Soe and Nyi Nyi Htun were also arrested for their membership in the group.The authorities have repeatedly obstructed coverage of Cyclone Nargis’s effects by both Burmese and foreign journalists. Burma was ranked 171st out of 175 countries in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. May 26, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en News to go further Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association hail the release of Thant Zin Soe, the editor of Foreign Affairs Journal, and Paing Soe Oo, a blogger. They were freed with two of their friends on 1 December, after being held for a month and a half.A member for a citizens’ network called Lin Let Kye, Paing Soe Oo was arrested at his home in Dagon Seikkan, near Rangoon, on 27 October. The police who arrested him confiscated notes that contained the names of other members of the group.Thant Zin Soe and another journalist, Nyi Nyi Htun, were among those arrested on suspicion of belonging to the network.While detained, they were reportedly interrogated about their links with foreign “opposition groups” and the sources of the “financial support” they had allegedly received. RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Help by sharing this information MyanmarAsia – Pacific May 12, 2021 Find out more Organisation News MyanmarAsia – Pacific December 15, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Release of two journalists held for citizen activism Follow the news on Myanmar Receive email alerts May 31, 2021 Find out more Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torturelast_img read more