"I am seriously considering a pardon for Sheriff Arpaio," Trump told "Fox News Sunday" earlier this month . The "will he/won't he" speculation will run all day -- right up until Trump takes the stage in Phoenix around 10 p.m. eastern tonight. It was eventually settled in 2015Arpaio's relationship with Trump began earlier this decade when, according to Arpaio, Trump sent him notes praising his questioning of Barack Obama's citizenship. "I have fought on the front lines to prevent illegal immigration," Arpaio said in a statement announcing the endorsement. "I've been doing rallies with him many, many times, and sometimes things are done the last minute," Arpaio said.
August 22, 2017 15:11 UTC
BRUSSELS—Bayer AG and Monsanto Co. face an in-depth investigation by the European Union into their roughly $57 billion merger over concerns that it could lead to higher prices and fewer options for consumers in markets including pesticides and seeds, throwing into doubt the companies’ plan to complete the tie-up by the end of the year. Bayer Chief Executive Werner Baumann has recently said he expected the in-depth probe by the EU,...
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August 22, 2017 13:34 UTC
(CNN) Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin's wife Louise Linton is facing a backlash for an Instagram post -- later deleted -- that touted the couple's wealth. Instagram user Jenni Miller, a mother of three from Oregon, took issue with the post, commenting, "Glad we could pay for your little getaway. Linton said Miller's "life looks cute" and told her to "have a pleasant evening" and "chill out." The post was deleted late Monday evening and Linton's account was set to private, but not before multiple screengrabs were taken. Linton pulled the book from Amazon a few months later and issued an apology on a now-private Twitter account.
August 22, 2017 13:08 UTC
Despite hundreds of articles being written and discussions being had on this subject, can anyone truly say that they understand everything about blockchain, Bitcoin and Ethereum? I asked this renowned cryptocurrency, smart contract security and distributed consensus algorithm researcher the questions most regularly asked about blockchain, as well as its impact on the fintech industry. However, these middlemen cost money, and as a result payment transactions becomes unnecessarily inefficient, bloated and expensive. Loi: Ethereum is the first generic blockchain platform that allows users to easily create and deploy their decentralized and trustless applications. Micropayments are also something exclusively enabled by Ethereum and Blockchains, in general, and allow people to pay tiny payments (e.g a fraction of a cent) frequently.
August 22, 2017 12:56 UTC
When looking to add a new agent to the fold, these traits, as recommended by members of Forbes Real Estate Council, can help ensure you have a successful and long-running partnership. Ability To NetworkIn order for an agent to be successful, they must able to work their own network of family and friends for business. If an agent is not willing to put themselves out there, their road to success will be much more difficult. Mentoring SkillsAs a real estate broker in Texas, my brokerage uses a 100% commission/transaction fee instead of the normal percentage commission split. - Ruth Marlene Graham, Tropics Real Estate
August 22, 2017 12:56 UTC
The highlight of the trading week is the annual central bankers meeting held in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Thursday through Saturday. The marketplace will closely examine the Jackson Hole speeches for clues on future monetary policy moves by the world’s major central banks. Bulls’ next upside technical objective is pushing prices above chart resistance at the April high of $1,307.00. Bears' next near-term downside price breakout objective is closing prices below solid technical support at last week’s low of $1,272.70. The next upside price breakout objective is closing futures prices above solid technical resistance at $18.00 an ounce.
August 22, 2017 12:33 UTC
Don RiddleWhen The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe opened in 2009, it cemented itself as Tahoe’s preeminent resort. That was the impetus behind the brand-new Lake Club, which debuted on the banks of Lake Tahoe in July. “The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota has a Beach Club that’s similar, but not the same,” says Paul Reggio, hotel manager of the Tahoe property. “We are the only Ritz-Carlton that has this concept.”The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota’s Beach Club is also off property, sitting three miles away on white-sand-filled Lido Key. But unlike the Florida hotel’s large facility — whose Gulf-front pool, Beach Club Grill and tiki bar are open to all guests — The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe’s version is more exclusive.
August 22, 2017 12:22 UTC
The NCAA boasts five power conferences – Big Ten, Big 12, ACC, SEC and Pac 12 – but only four spots in the playoff that determines the college football’s national champion. The SEC, Big 12 and ACC have been represented in each year of the college football playoff this year. Will the Big 12 be left out for the third time in four years or will the Pac 12 miss out for the second time in CFP history? Last year, I correctly posited that the Big 12 would be left out of the Final Four. The Pac 12 and ACC each have two teams ahead of the Cowboys.
August 22, 2017 12:11 UTC
McDonald's has terminated franchise agreements for 169 stores across the country's north and east, claiming that its partner -- Connaught Plaza Restaurants Limited (CPRL) -- had broken the terms of their contract. "The situation lasted almost two years during which McDonald's India has provided CPRL with an opportunity to remedy the breaches but [it] failed to do so," McDonald's Asia spokesman Barry Sum said in a statement. At least 40 McDonald's outlets run by CPRL in New Delhi were already shuttered in June for failing to renew their operating licenses, and continued to appear as "temporarily closed" on the McDonald's India website Tuesday. "McDonald's remains fully committed to the opportunity in that region and are already looking at rebuilding the brand," Sum said. Earlier this month, McDonald's announced plans to open 2,000 new restaurants in China over the next five years.
August 22, 2017 12:11 UTC
Have you wanted to say “yes” and lead a project but felt nervous to raise your hand in the meeting? It is frustrating to want to say “yes," but a lack of confidence is holding you back. For women, saying "yes" is critical to attaining equal opportunity, which we recognize with days like Women's Equality Day. If you want to advance your career, sometimes you will have to say “yes” before you feel ready. The more you know, the more you will feel prepared and confident to seize the opportunity.
August 22, 2017 12:11 UTC
We continue our discussion with Mark Oblad on his work within the contracts, smart contracts, and blockchain space in the second of a five-part weekly series. Not all types of contractual relationships have been reduced to fill-in-the-blank documents as discussed in Part I of this series. The result can then be exported as a native Word document as well as or other relevant formats. Other approaches of constructing contracts involve breaking contracts into modular pieces, and providing workflows for piecing together a custom agreement. In this broad category, Common.Form and CommonAccord aim to build repositories of interchangeable contract clauses, and provide compiler tools to build a coherent contract.
IOActiveIf Elon Musk is scared of a murderous robot uprising, maybe everyone else should at least ponder our possible mechanized apocalypse. And it's all thanks to vulnerabilities IOActive says haven't been addressed despite the manufacturer claiming they have. The transformation was possible thanks to weaknesses in the Alpha 2 robot, produced in China by UBTech. To access the robot, IOActive's researchers prized open the Alpha 2 to find a USB port on the back of his head. Lucas Apa, IOActive principal security consultant, said that they had auto-update enabled on the robot and the last update was from June.
As many have noticed in the last few years, remote teams are becoming increasingly common— especially in technology. During the last three years, I have built and worked with multiple remote teams, and have been a full or partly-remote team member for every engagement. This will ensure that communication processes are streamlined and minimize the risk of remote employees being left out of the conversation. This is crucial for retaining remote team members since they sometimes need to make decisions in what feels like a vacuum (regardless of whether it is or not). Finding The Right PeopleWith a clear plan in place, you can begin the process of finding remote employees, a task which presents a new set of challenges.
Bitcoin prices have been fluctuating around $4,000 for more than a week, flying high in spite of the currency’s potential headwinds. The cryptocurrency’s price has risen more than 300% year-to-date (YTD), and even after suffering some recent volatility, Bitcoin has managed to retain the overwhelming majority of these gains, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI). Robust InflowsBitcoin’s price has skyrocketed this year as cryptocurrencies continue to attract robust inflows from eager investors. The total market value of these digital assets has surged more than 500% YTD, according to CoinMarketCap, illustrating the substantial enthusiasm surrounding the space. Bitcoin has managed to ride this tidal wave of interest, climbing in value even as the cryptocurrency community faces notable uncertainty ahead of a hard fork scheduled to take place in November.
Courtesy Under ArmourIf you’re a little company with few resources, you may be wondering whether big data is something you need to worry about. Big data is very important and I’m going to show you how it’s used on an everyday basis. If your competitors are using this kind of information and you aren’t, you’re behind. The important point here is that aggregated data, what we now call big data, is giving companies important insights into behavior and returns on their marketing investment, leading to better products and services for consumers. Using that information, a marketer who has aggregated big data can use that information together with information about specific consumers and make their advertising many more times effective than any other advertiser.
August 22, 2017 11:37 UTC