Bobs Reviews 2

22 Jan 19
The Scottish Sun
A LEADING financial expert has warned “pessimism and uncertainty” are dragging the world towards an economic slump. Bob Moritz, global chairman of consultancy giant PwC,  fears there will be a world-wide downturn if the slowdowns in China, America or Europe ripple round the globe. Bob Moritz fears there will be a world-wide economic slump He told Sky News the world was now “too integrated” for there not to be a knock-on effect from the ongoing problems in “the US, China, Brexit, or the EU”. He said: “I think you have signs of risk of a potential downturn. Look at the investment that the Chinese have made in their Belt and Road initiative. If they retrench, then it has an impact. “There is a contagion and contingency. There is a lot of populism and nationalism in the world at the moment but we don’t operate in silos. Big changes will have ramifications for the whole world.” Mr Moritz was speaking in Davos, Switzerland, at the World Economic Forum. His company –  PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) – is a multinational professional services network with its HQ in London. It employs 250,000 people in more than 150 countries around the world, offering advice on accountancy, tax and corporate management. PESSIMISM AND UNCERTAINTY GO ‘HAND IN HAND’ The company also conducts an annual review of attitudes among chief executives based around the world. “We had the opportunity to interview 1300 CEOs from around the world. This year it is very clear that the level of pessimism has increased,” he revealed. “It has done a 180-degree turn from last year. Plus their confidence in the economy has come down. There is still confidence, but the degree of that confidence has waned. “The results of our survey are closely correlated with what GDP growth looks like. When one goes down, so the other one tends to go down. So it’s a concern. “The question is what impact that fall in confidence has on these chief executives’ businesses and what they will do.” [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Mr Moritz added that “pessimism and uncertainty go hand in hand” and that both were now clear to see. “They push each other along – pessimism leads to uncertainty, and vice versa. Both of them go back to confidence in whether chief executives are willing to invest, what they do and how they do it,” he said. “But it also talks to how government officials serve their stakeholders, who are the voters. It’s about whether they do what’s best for the countries they represent, whether they have the confidence to make hard decisions.” Markets are already nervous about a possible global downturn [bc_video video_id=”5987926834001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Astonishing graphic shows how China is closing in on US GDP lead as India’s economy grows ever fast too”]
22 Jan 19
The Irish Sun
A LEADING financial expert has warned “pessimism and uncertainty” are dragging the world towards an economic slump. Bob Moritz, global chairman of consultancy giant PwC,  fears there will be a world-wide downturn if the slowdowns in China, America or Europe ripple round the globe. Bob Moritz fears there will be a world-wide economic slump He told Sky News the world was now “too integrated” for there not to be a knock-on effect from the ongoing problems in “the US, China, Brexit, or the EU”. He said: “I think you have signs of risk of a potential downturn. Look at the investment that the Chinese have made in their Belt and Road initiative. If they retrench, then it has an impact. “There is a contagion and contingency. There is a lot of populism and nationalism in the world at the moment but we don’t operate in silos. Big changes will have ramifications for the whole world.” Mr Moritz was speaking in Davos, Switzerland, at the World Economic Forum. His company –  PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) – is a multinational professional services network with its HQ in London. It employs 250,000 people in more than 150 countries around the world, offering advice on accountancy, tax and corporate management. PESSIMISM AND UNCERTAINTY GO ‘HAND IN HAND’ The company also conducts an annual review of attitudes among chief executives based around the world. “We had the opportunity to interview 1300 CEOs from around the world. This year it is very clear that the level of pessimism has increased,” he revealed. “It has done a 180-degree turn from last year. Plus their confidence in the economy has come down. There is still confidence, but the degree of that confidence has waned. “The results of our survey are closely correlated with what GDP growth looks like. When one goes down, so the other one tends to go down. So it’s a concern. “The question is what impact that fall in confidence has on these chief executives’ businesses and what they will do.” [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Mr Moritz added that “pessimism and uncertainty go hand in hand” and that both were now clear to see. “They push each other along – pessimism leads to uncertainty, and vice versa. Both of them go back to confidence in whether chief executives are willing to invest, what they do and how they do it,” he said. “But it also talks to how government officials serve their stakeholders, who are the voters. It’s about whether they do what’s best for the countries they represent, whether they have the confidence to make hard decisions.” Markets are already nervous about a possible global downturn [bc_video video_id=”5987926834001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Astonishing graphic shows how China is closing in on US GDP lead as India’s economy grows ever fast too”]
22 Jan 19
Building a Flying House

We had planned to start off our 10-week-trip with some beach time and Punta del Este seemed liked the place to go.  Literally.  The minute we landed in BA several months ago it seemed that all Argentinians told us about the magic of Punta and how it’s their absolute favorite place in the world.  And […]

22 Jan 19
Picture Perfect Reviews

From no costume at all to the sleek black catsuit that we have all come to know and love, the design of Catwoman’s iconic catsuit has definitely outlasted its nine lives. With a focus on modern iterations of the character having tactical substance over form-fitting style, future Catwomen will surely slowly move away from the long-established sexy and provocative designs.

22 Jan 19
Dropshipping Supplier Verified by Shopify Oberlo

We’ve broken the process down into six simple steps to take you from complete beginner to professional seller. Let’s jump right in! Step 0: What You Need to Know Before You Begin Before you get started investing time and money into an online business, you want to be sure that selling online is right for you. So […]

22 Jan 19
Jehtro Lewis - Blog

A fascinating question about qualified immunity law. I realize that qualified immunity is a pretty unpopular doctrine, especially here at the Volokh Conspiracy. But for readers willing to accept existing Supreme Court law as a given, the Third Circuit’s new decision in Bryan v. United States asks a really cool question: Are officers expected to […]

22 Jan 19
Alice, Eve and Bob - a security blog

Cryptography is a strange field, in that it’s both concerned with keeping secrets, but also has a long history of being kept secret, as well.  There are famous names from the early days, from Caesar (Julius, that is) to Vigenère, to more recent names like Diffie, Hellman[1], Rivest, Shamir and Adleman.  The trend even more […]

22 Jan 19
Anderson Valley Advertiser

THE BRAND NEW 4TH EDITION of The Hiker’s hip pocket Guide to the Mendocino Coast is finally out. Long-time Fort Bragg resident and author Bob Lorentzen and his friends have beavered away for months making sure that visitors and residents will be able to find a great place to walk, bike, ride, picnic and more […]

22 Jan 19
the gal who rants

With Supernatural nearing 300 episodes, it is officially the longest running CW show and the longest-running sci-fi TV series in American history, there’s is just much to talk about. The Winchester brothers have been fighting the good fight for more than a decade and its been one hell of a ride, in this list, I want to talk about what have been some of my favourite episodes over the past 13 seasons.

22 Jan 19
booksaremycwtches

Today I’m joined by Bob Van Laerhoven author of Return To Hiroshima. Welcome to booksaremycwtches Bob and thanks for taking the time to answer some questions about yourself and your book. To start off with, a few questions about you as a writer and your novel. 1 What inspired to become a writer? The answer […]

22 Jan 19
WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — For the Florida Panthers, the All-Star break arrives when they are in the middle of a win streak. Frank Vatrano had a goal and three assists for a career-high four points to lift the Panthers over the San Jose Sharks 6-2 on Monday night, their third straight win after losing their […]

22 Jan 19
Las Vegas Review-Journal
#gallery-1576917-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1576917-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1576917-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1576917-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ U.S. Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nevada, is seen during a rally outside of the Lloyd George U.S. Courthouse in Las Vegas, Saturday, June 30, 2018. (Erik Verduzco Las Vegas Review-Journal) U.S. Rep. Ruben Kihuen D-Nev., makes a statement condemning the temporary immigration ban during a press conference at Dina Titus’ office on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Las Vegas Review-Journal) Facing renewed criticism for his planned Las Vegas City Council campaign, former U.S. Rep. Ruben Kihuen, who was sanctioned by a House committee in November for misconduct toward two women, on Monday stood by his apology. “I issued a sincere, unequivocal apology last year and received a ‘reproval,’ the lightest form of action by Congress,” Kihuen said in a statement to the Review-Journal. Kihuen has drawn ire after announcing last week that he would run in Ward 3. Candidate filing for the Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas and North Las Vegas municipal elections opens Tuesday and runs through Feb. 1. The House Ethics Committee found that he violated the congressional code of conduct by making unwanted verbal and physical advances toward the women during his campaign for Congress. After the release of the report in November, Kihuen denied the claims but said he never intended to make anyone feel uncomfortable or disrespected. “It saddens me greatly to think I made any woman feel that way due to my own immaturity and overconfidence,” he said in a statement at the time. “I extend my sincere apologies to each of these women.” The sexual harassment allegations, including from a third woman — a Nevada lobbyist — were deemed credible by the committee and have followed Kihuen into his council campaign, threatening to offer opponents a relentless point of attack. Since his announcement, Kihuen was condemned by a women’s organization and has spurred an opposition campaign and several parody Twitter accounts. Each has underscored that the former Democratic federal and state lawmaker is unfit for public service, suggesting he has not genuinely atoned for his behavior. “We don’t see learning or contrition in two months’ time,” Democratic Assemblywoman Heidi Swank said. “There are a lot of ways that Mr. Kihuen can come back from this, and we just haven’t seen that demonstrated yet.” Swank is a major backer of “No Means No, Ruben,” a campaign solely focused on preventing Kihuen from winning the council race. Even organizations that have affixed their support to another candidate have concentrated on derailing Kihuen’s bid. The Nevada Chapter of the National Organization for Women endorsed Melissa Clary, a Veterans Affairs project manager, two days after Kihuen announced his candidacy. In her statement, Nevada NOW President Jeri Burton asserted her rejection of Kihuen before mentioning her backing of Clary. “We were frankly shocked that he was trying to run again,” Burton said by phone on Monday, adding that she has been underwhelmed by Kihuen’s show of remorse. “I’ve seen no sign of it.” Both Swank and Burton say they plan to be consistent with opposition messaging throughout the election cycle. “This won’t be going away easily for Mr. Kihuen,” Swank said. The primary election is April 2. The general election is June 11. Dominating the conversation Kihuen was once a rising star in the Assembly and Congress, and his profile looms large in Southern Nevada and the mostly Hispanic downtown district he seeks to represent. “Unfortunately, when we knock on their doors, one of the biggest topics is Ruben Kihuen,” said David Lopez, a former Las Vegas parks commissioner who is vying for the seat. But even as Lopez acknowledged that Kihuen’s past is “a valid point of discussion,” he and other candidates say they plan to run positive campaigns and leave it to voters to decide. “I’ll let those organizations speak out on that issue because I’d really like to keep it focused on my credentials,” Clary said. Similarly, former Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz said she will use her campaign to amplify her platform, and political newcomer Shawn Mooneyham vowed to “keep plugging away, doing what I’m doing.” It’s the issue-based, boots-on-the-ground plan that Kihuen suggested Monday also galvanized him to run, as he talked of working full time to earn the trust of voters to tackle “the enormous problems of homelessness, graffiti and crime that impact areas throughout the ward.” Only time will tell if the election, in which voters will select a replacement for Councilman Bob Coffin, stays issue-based . But special education teacher Aaron Bautista, like the others, also pledged to keep his campaign on that track — unless Kihuen attacks first. “If he does,” Bautista said, “there’s a lot of ammo that can be thrown back at him.” Contact Shea Johnson at sjohnson@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0272. Follow @Shea_LVRJ on Twitter. [rjtemplate class=”rj-isidebar1-elem”] Election season Candidate filing for the Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas and North Las Vegas municipal elections opens Tuesday and runs through Feb. 1. The primary election is April 2. The general election is June 11. [/rjtemplate]
22 Jan 19
Las Vegas Review-Journal
#gallery-1578848-3 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1578848-3 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1578848-3 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1578848-3 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ U.S. Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nevada, is seen during a rally outside of the Lloyd George U.S. Courthouse in Las Vegas, Saturday, June 30, 2018. (Erik Verduzco Las Vegas Review-Journal) U.S. Rep. Ruben Kihuen D-Nev., makes a statement condemning the temporary immigration ban during a press conference at Dina Titus’ office on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Las Vegas Review-Journal) Facing renewed criticism for his planned Las Vegas City Council campaign, former U.S. Rep. Ruben Kihuen, who was sanctioned by a House committee in November for misconduct toward two women, on Monday stood by his apology. “I issued a sincere, unequivocal apology last year and received a ‘reproval,’ the lightest form of action by Congress,” Kihuen said in a statement to the Review-Journal. Kihuen has drawn ire after announcing last week that he would run in Ward 3. Candidate filing for the Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas and North Las Vegas municipal elections opens Tuesday and runs through Feb. 1. The House Ethics Committee found that he violated the congressional code of conduct by making unwanted verbal and physical advances toward the women during his campaign for Congress. After the release of the report in November, Kihuen denied the claims but said he never intended to make anyone feel uncomfortable or disrespected. “It saddens me greatly to think I made any woman feel that way due to my own immaturity and overconfidence,” he said in a statement at the time. “I extend my sincere apologies to each of these women.” The sexual harassment allegations, including from a third woman — a Nevada lobbyist — were deemed credible by the committee and have followed Kihuen into his council campaign, threatening to offer opponents a relentless point of attack. Since his announcement, Kihuen was condemned by a women’s organization and has spurred an opposition campaign and several parody Twitter accounts. Each has underscored that the former Democratic federal and state lawmaker is unfit for public service, suggesting he has not genuinely atoned for his behavior. “We don’t see learning or contrition in two months’ time,” Democratic Assemblywoman Heidi Swank said. “There are a lot of ways that Mr. Kihuen can come back from this, and we just haven’t seen that demonstrated yet.” Swank is a major backer of “No Means No, Ruben,” a campaign solely focused on preventing Kihuen from winning the council race. Even organizations that have affixed their support to another candidate have concentrated on derailing Kihuen’s bid. The Nevada Chapter of the National Organization for Women endorsed Melissa Clary, a Veterans Affairs project manager, two days after Kihuen announced his candidacy. In her statement, Nevada NOW President Jeri Burton asserted her rejection of Kihuen before mentioning her backing of Clary. “We were frankly shocked that he was trying to run again,” Burton said by phone on Monday, adding that she has been underwhelmed by Kihuen’s show of remorse. “I’ve seen no sign of it.” Both Swank and Burton say they plan to be consistent with opposition messaging throughout the election cycle. “This won’t be going away easily for Mr. Kihuen,” Swank said. The primary election is April 2. The general election is June 11. Dominating the conversation Kihuen was once a rising star in the Assembly and Congress, and his profile looms large in Southern Nevada and the mostly Hispanic downtown district he seeks to represent. “Unfortunately, when we knock on their doors, one of the biggest topics is Ruben Kihuen,” said David Lopez, a former Las Vegas parks commissioner who is vying for the seat. But even as Lopez acknowledged that Kihuen’s past is “a valid point of discussion,” he and other candidates say they plan to run positive campaigns and leave it to voters to decide. “I’ll let those organizations speak out on that issue because I’d really like to keep it focused on my credentials,” Clary said. Similarly, former Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz said she will use her campaign to amplify her platform, and political newcomer Shawn Mooneyham vowed to “keep plugging away, doing what I’m doing.” It’s the issue-based, boots-on-the-ground plan that Kihuen suggested Monday also galvanized him to run, as he talked of working full time to earn the trust of voters to tackle “the enormous problems of homelessness, graffiti and crime that impact areas throughout the ward.” Only time will tell if the election, in which voters will select a replacement for Councilman Bob Coffin, stays issue-based . But special education teacher Aaron Bautista, like the others, also pledged to keep his campaign on that track — unless Kihuen attacks first. “If he does,” Bautista said, “there’s a lot of ammo that can be thrown back at him.” Contact Shea Johnson at sjohnson@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0272. Follow @Shea_LVRJ on Twitter. [rjtemplate class=”rj-isidebar1-elem”] Election season Candidate filing for the Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas and North Las Vegas municipal elections opens Tuesday and runs through Feb. 1. The primary election is April 2. The general election is June 11. [/rjtemplate]
22 Jan 19
National Post

SUNRISE, Fla. — For the Florida Panthers, the All-Star break arrives when they are in the middle of a win streak. Frank Vatrano had a goal and three assists for a career-high four points to lift the Panthers over the San Jose Sharks 6-2 on Monday night, their third straight win after losing their previous […]

21 Jan 19
Iowa Climate Science Education

We had a guest post by Bob Vislocky that covered this topic well a month ago. but here is a good write up reposted from Paul Homewood’s blog. Study Claiming Insect Decline Due To Global Warming Is Based On Faulty Temperature Data. January 20, 2019 By Paul Homewood h/t Joe Public/Dave Ward Many thanks to […]

21 Jan 19

Study Claiming Insect Decline Due To Global Warming Is Based On Faulty Temperature Data. http://bit.ly/2FPQwUL We had a guest post by Bob Vislocky that covered this topic well a month ago. but here is a good write up reposted from Paul Homewood’s blog. Study Claiming Insect Decline Due To Global Warming Is Based On Faulty […]