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WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED ABOUT THE OFFENSE

*Daboll has not publicly announced who will call the team’s offensive plays at the start of the regular season, but Mike Kafka, the Giants’ freshman offensive coordinator, has assumed that task throughout offseason practices and at training camp. He also did it on Thursday night from the stand at Gillette Stadium.

“I see this as an opportunity,” Kafka said earlier this week. “An opportunity not just for me but for the players. Everyone is working hard to be part of the team and show what they can do and show they can build a role for themselves. So I’m looking to get out and to do my job to the best of my abilities and put the guys in the best position to succeed and show what they can do.”

* Quarterback Daniel Jones played the first two series of the game, completing six of 10 passes for 69 yards and was sacked once for an eight-yard loss. He also ran for six yards on a third and four on the first drive, which eventually resulted in a short field goal after the offense stalled inside the 10.

*Evan Neal, the seventh overall pick in the 2022 draft, made his NFL debut at right tackle. The Alabama product has held the No. 1 spot since joining East Rutherford. This week, he felt a little more comfortable changing jersey numbers from 73 to 70. Neal had worn number 73 from his freshman year of high school through his college All-American career. The number opened up this week when the Giants released offensive tackle Matt Gono, who was on the bye/left roster. The Giants also recently lost rookie lineman Marcus McKethan, a fifth-round pick, to a knee injury.

* Depth suffered more hits when starting left guard Shane Lemieux left in the first quarter with a toe injury and did not return. The third-year pro had found himself atop the depth chart after missing all but the opener of last season with a knee injury. Jamil Douglas was subsequently ruled out with an ankle injury.

* Backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor saw heavy action and completed 13 of 21 passes for 129 yards, including a seven-yard touchdown to wide receiver Richie James. The two off-season additions found themselves frequently in training this summer.

*With no tackle in practice, Thursday night provided the best insight into the running game yet. Antonio Williams, who spent time with Daboll at Buffalo, led the way with nine points for 61 yards, including a 19-yard long and a two-yard touchdown to cap an impressive second-half drive. Gary Brightwell added seven carries for 40 yards with a 16-yard long as the Giants rushed for 177 yards as a team.

* Wide receiver Collin Johnson led the team in reception with seven catches for 82 yards, but was also stripped by Terrance Mitchell on a 17-yard gain early in the second quarter. Super Bowl XLIX hero Malcolm Butler picked up the fumble for the Patriots.

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Please don’t veto this bill that will save many lives in San Francisco https://minecraftinventions.com/please-dont-veto-this-bill-that-will-save-many-lives-in-san-francisco/ Wed, 10 Aug 2022 11:03:18 +0000 https://minecraftinventions.com/please-dont-veto-this-bill-that-will-save-many-lives-in-san-francisco/ Dear Governor Gavin Newsom,

By the end of September, you will face the daunting task of deciding the fate of potentially 1,000 bills sent to you by our prolific state legislature.

You should pay close attention to the one that should arrive on your desktop as early as Wednesday. This is a renewed attempt to grant the state permission for San Francisco, Oakland and Los Angeles to open supervised consumption sites where people can inject or smoke drugs alongside harm reduction specialists. These experts can pull people back from the brink if they start to overdose, while offering services and potential links to treatment.

Rumor in the state capitol says you’re considering a veto. After all, you’re clearly thinking about a presidential race, and explaining it to a far more conservative national audience than California might be tricky.

Your spokesperson said Tuesday that your office isn’t commenting on pending legislation and you don’t have the bill yet anyway. But you will soon.

Governor, you should put politics aside and sign.

This decision would fit with your recent and clever co-option of the term “pro-life”. You have wisely argued that it is not really pro-life to ban abortion and do little to ensure that all those babies grow up to lead happy and healthy lives. You pointed out that it is actually pro-life to support gun safety laws, universal preschool and afterschool programs, health care expansion, and a robust pandemic response.

Supervised consumption sites are also pro-life in a San Francisco where people struggle to know what to do when they come across a body lying on a sidewalk surrounded by tinfoil, syringes and lighters.

Tolerating drug use – even indoors and under supervision – seems strange at first, it’s true.

But far stranger is San Francisco’s record of inaction to deal with a crisis sending one or two people, on average, to the city morgue every day. Fifty-three people died of drug overdoses in the city in June, bringing the death toll this year to 297. Since the start of 2020, 1,649 people have died of drug overdoses, nearly double the number of people who have succumbed to COVID-19.

These deaths often occur in alleys, tents, or apartments with no one around to administer the life-saving Narcan or call 911. That strikes me as the opposite of pro-life.

“Safe consumer sites are absolutely a pro-life strategy,” said Senator Scott Wiener, author of the bill. “We have local communities coming to us and begging us to give them permission to try these sites as a way to save lives. Why the hell would we say no to them?

Supervised consumption sites exist in Canada, Europe and Australia, and no center has ever reported a person who died of an overdose indoors. It’s not an experiment – it’s a proven breakthrough.

This spring, I visited New York to see the first two supervised consumption sites to open in the United States and came away more convinced than ever that San Francisco is wasting time and lives.

Tuesday, I resumed contact by phone with Sam Rivera, the executive director of OnPoint NYC, the nonprofit association that manages the Big Apple sites. The centers’ statistics continue to be extremely impressive: since they opened in November, 1,600 people have used the sites a total of 30,000 times, and harm reduction specialists have intervened in 400 life-threatening overdoses.

Rivera is adamant, Governor, that you should sign legislation allowing more cities to join his efforts.

“California has been at the forefront of trying to get this done, and they need a leader to step in and meet the need,” he said. “If someone has the opportunity and the position of power to sign a bill that will save lives and they don’t, then they are part of the lives we lose. Every day we wait, people die.

New York City venues provided all sorts of additional benefits. The surrounding sidewalks are much clearer on the public use of drugs and paraphernalia like needles. Drug dealers did not congregate at the sites. Many users have reduced the amount of drugs they use and some have quit altogether.

A harm reduction specialist helps a client prepare to inject heroin at a supervised site in New York City.

Gabrielle Lurie/The Chronicle

Then there’s this: Rivera told me that the 400 overdoses staff responded to resulted in only five calls for an ambulance and only two actual ambulance rides. He said, conservatively, that an overdose resulting in calls to paramedics and police, an ambulance ride and a stay in the emergency room costs $30,000.

He said the sites have already saved the city about $12 million, not including the cost of coroners’ duties.

Rivera opened the sites with the go-ahead from former Mayor Bill de Blasio, but did not have state or federal approval. They thought that with a Democratic governor and president, they were unlikely to face state or federal consequences — and so far, they were right.

I’ve argued before that San Francisco should just open the sites, permission be damned. You may remember, Governor, a virtuous act of civil disobedience you led as mayor on February 12, 2004 – an act that turned City Hall into a gay wedding chapel and ultimately helped your political outlook.

But as with just about every tough pursuit these days, our town is paralyzed and still in the talking, debating, and hand-wringing phase. City officials could use a push from you to do the right thing. Signing the legislation would mean those involved in setting up and running the sites would not be threatened with legal action and health workers would not risk their licenses.

It would also give the three California cities leverage to gain federal government approval. Philadelphia is currently negotiating with the Justice Department over its plan to open supervised consumption sites, and the federal government is expected to bless them — with some required guardrails in place. Your veto could jeopardize San Francisco’s ability to get the same federal green light.

Your predecessor, Jerry Brown, vetoed an almost identical bill in 2018, saying the sites would not reduce drug addiction. Look at what’s happened since then – the catastrophic rise of fentanyl, a huge spike in deaths, some neighborhood sidewalks turned into horror shows, and California cities left unprepared.

Your signature would certainly be helpful.

Sincerely,

briar knight

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A post-by-post recap of the first two weeks of Patriots training camp https://minecraftinventions.com/a-post-by-post-recap-of-the-first-two-weeks-of-patriots-training-camp/ Mon, 08 Aug 2022 19:39:42 +0000 https://minecraftinventions.com/a-post-by-post-recap-of-the-first-two-weeks-of-patriots-training-camp/

– Newcomer DeVante Parker has given the Patriots what we’ve all been waiting for: a big target on the outside who can earn jumps and factor in their red zone offense. His chemistry with Jones on the shoulders and in contested situations is already there.

– Jakobi Meyers continues to be Mr. Reliable on short and intermediate routes. He gets to the right places and catches the ball. As we know, there is something to be said for his consistency.

–It’s been a quiet camp for wide receiver Kendrick Bourne, who showed a few in unpadded practices the first week but didn’t do much in fully padded sessions. The feeling here is that Bourne will emerge on game day regardless, where his energy will really take over.

– We’ve seen signs that Nelson Agholor and Jones could connect more effectively on deep throws than in Agholor’s first season with the Pats.

– Speaking of speed, there’s a lot to love about Tyquan Thornton. He can challenge defenses from deep, tracks and adapts to the ball well, and is quicker in his breaks than expected on non-vertical patterns. Thornton could make an impact sooner than expected.

– Tre Nixon and Kristian Wilkerson battle it out to prove they deserve a spot on the roster, trading standout moments. In Wednesday’s practice, Wilkerson caught Shaun Wade, the play of the day. On Thursday, Nixon had two catches in team drills that showed off his brilliance as a road runner. They both have a chance to make the list.

– Hunter Henry is Hunter Henry. He will make plays on third down and will again be a big factor in the red zone this season.

– We’re still waiting to see if the Patriots uncover any more intriguing touches for Jonnu Smith, perhaps in a hybrid H-Back role so he can utilize his exceptional trait as a productive running back.

– Devin Asiasi’s improved routes, especially his ability to hide the break point, stood out to his teammates. Belichick also had some nice things to say about him this week.

– The biggest question after two weeks for the offensive line is, will there be any casualties related to the scheme? Some of the bigger power blockers, such as Mike Onwenu, could lose out to sportier options if zone concepts are here to stay.

– Two athletic linemen who have stood out are OT Justin Herron and Arlington guard Hambright. Herron looks like a really solid swing tackle with starter potential. Hambright might be more of a replacement for Ted Karras as an inside swing player, but his athleticism shines in the zone patterns, and he’s had more opportunities than expected.

– Cole Strange has taken a lot of coaching and is improving, with a good rep against Christian Barmore in one-on-one and a successful two-on-two where they resumed zone blocks on Thursday.

– Isaiah Wynn doesn’t look out of place at right tackle. We’ve been impressed with his transition so far.

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These notable players missed the cut https://minecraftinventions.com/these-notable-players-missed-the-cut/ Sat, 06 Aug 2022 12:08:00 +0000 https://minecraftinventions.com/these-notable-players-missed-the-cut/

For the “Bubble Boys,” those trying to secure a spot in the 125-man field for the first of three FedEx Cup playoff events next week, making the cut is job No. 1.

Consider it mission accomplished for Max McGreevey, No. 126 in the points standings heading into the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, NC. McGreevey shot 67 in the second round of the regular season finale and improved to a projected 122nd.

After finishing second at the Puerto Rico Open in March, McGreevy had only made the cut in four of his 19 starts before this week and had missed the cut in six of his last seven events.

“I had a lot of fun this week,” he said. “It’s been easier than it has been for the past two weeks, but I felt good, I felt relaxed and it feels good to finally have four laps for a week.”

Chesson Hadley, who started the week at No. 121, birdied three in a row en route to shooting 67, and last year Bubble Boy put himself in a position where he might not have you don’t need an ace or a 62 in the final round to sneak into the FedEx Cup playoffs. It is projected at n°113.

Nick Taylor (71, -2) survived the cut but fell from No. 120 at the start of the week to a projected 125e.

Congratulations to Brian Stuard, who ended a streak of 11 consecutive missed cuts. It couldn’t have come at a better time. He entered the week at No. 137 in the FedEx Cup points standings. It is projected at n°124.

Austin Smotherman, who started the week at No. 125, was not so lucky. He shot 76 in the second round to miss the cut and is expected to drop to No. 129.

Martin Trainer shot a second straight 67 and is currently projected 126th, otherwise known as the first guy out. But he still has two races to improve his position and a positive attitude before the weekend.

“I know what’s at stake, it’s no different than other weeks. I mean, I think at the end of the day, I know I just have to do well,” he said. “Whenever I play a Tour event, I try my best anyway, so I’ll consider it a curiosity, but ultimately it’s out of my control, so to speak. I just try my best.

US Ryder Cup captain Zach Johnson also still has some work to do this weekend – projected at No. 136 – but has a chance after shooting 5-under 135.

“I have a lot of work to do. Put me in a position so I can at least run a weekend race,” Johnson said. “My goal is to win a golf tournament and the rest will take care of itself, but I’m in a position where I can do that.”

Play was suspended on Friday due to darkness and seven golfers have yet to complete the second round. Thanks to Chris Gotterup, who bogeyed at 18, 21 more players will earn paydays this week. In all, 87 golfers on the course of 156 made the cut. It marks the most players to make the cut on the Tour since the cut rule was changed to 65 and tied to start the 2019-20 season. It took 1 under 139 to play on the weekend, but Smotherman, who was 1 under and faced a 12-foot birdie putt at No. 8 when play resumed Saturday morning, n is not one of them. He missed the putt and made a double bogey at nine, bursting his playoff bubble in the process.

Here’s a look at some of the notable players who were on the wrong side of the cut line.

Rickie Fowler reacts after missing a putt on the 18th in the first round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond – USA TODAY Sports

Fowler is at risk of missing the FedEx Cup Qualifiers for the second year in a row. He entered the week at No. 123 but missed his second straight cut and is projected to No. 127. A first round 71 did no favors and 69 on Friday left him at a par 140 total.

Fowler made three consecutive bogeys from No. 11, his second hole of the day, before birdying four in a gallant effort to make the weekend. That included a birdie chip at No. 7, his 16e hole of the day.

He’ll have to sweat over the weekend to see what the other Bubble Boys are up to and if that means his FedEx Cup playoff bubble bursts.

Fowler has no one to blame but himself. As reported earlier this week in our article on preparing for the FedEx Cup regular season finale, Fowler earned 162.5 FedEx Cup points thanks to a T-3 in the CJ Cup at Summit Club in Las. Vegas on his second start of the season. Since then, he’s only had 161.5 points in 18 starts.

Harold Varner III of the United States tees off the 13th tee during the second round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on August 05, 2022 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

The North Carolina native and East Carolina alum should have made it home in time for dinner on Friday.

HV3 pulled a pair of 70s, but the even pair 140 didn’t cut it this week; it cut you off. Varner had made the cut in 11 of his last 12 events. But he only hit five fairways on Thursday and ranked 139e nearby (39 feet 9 inches). His putter was freezing on Friday: he ranked 149e in SG: to put. But Varner entered the week at No. 58 in the FedEx Cup, so he’s safely in the playoffs.

JJ Spaun plays his shot from the second tee during the second round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on August 05, 2022 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Eakin Howard/Getty Images)

Spaun, who started the week ranked 25th in the FedEx Cup standings, isn’t sweating the top 125. The 31-year-old winner of the Valero Texas Open in April was trying to improve his chances of finishing in the top 30 of the FedEx Cup and earn automatic byes in all four majors. It didn’t work out for him as he fired a pair of 71s to miss the cut and should drop to No. 26.

Spaun placed sixth in SG: Off the Tee but struggled with his ball striking, usually a strength of his game. He placed 146e in SG: Approaching the green and was only six of 12 in scrambling when he missed the green in regulation. But he’s in Memphis and is well positioned to go far in the playoffs.

Harris English of the United States plays a shot on the 14th hole during the first round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on August 04, 2022 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Eakin Howard/Getty Images)

English has struggled since returning to Memorial after hip surgery earlier this year that forced him to miss nearly five months.

The Englishman started with 69 but shot 74 on Friday to miss the cut for the fourth time in seven starts since his return. English’s stats paint a lousy picture, but one area where it needs to improve is its scrambling. He got up and down just three out of 12 times this week.

Danny Willett of England lines up a putt on the first green during the first round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on August 04, 2022, in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Willett, who entered the week at 131st in the FedEx Cup standings, was expected to make the rookie weekend, but shot 75 Thursday and missed three of the first six holes Friday to sit at 8. He birdied three to shoot 70, but a total 36 hole 5 out of 145 didn’t do the job.

Willett made a late season push to crack the top 125. He made three straight cuts, including his only top 10 of the season, a T-7 at the 3M Open.

Matt Wallace of England putts on the 12th green during the Wyndham Championship second round at Sedgefield Country Club on August 05, 2022 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Wallace started the week at No. 123 but shot 71-69 rounds at 140 and will need help qualifying for the FedEx Cup playoffs. It is projected at n°129.

He lost more than 3.5 shots on Tee-to-Green field Thursday. Four bogeys in a row on Friday brought him in. For the English, it was the 12e missed the cut in 21 events this season.

Webb Simpson plays his shot from the 13th tee during the second round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on August 05, 2022 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

The Wyndham Championship was Simpson’s personal pension. The 2011 champion had recorded a top 10 at Sedgefield in seven of the last eight years. But not this year. He shot 1 of 71 on Thursday and made a sloppy double at par-3 12e. It was 1-over for 17 holes and 2-over for the tournament when play was suspended and Simpson, who had no chance of making the cut, opted out. Simpson, who entered the week at No. 117 in the FedEx Cup, was clinging to the playoffs. It is projected at n°123.

Kevin Kisner plays his shot from the 13th tee during the second round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on August 05, 2022 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Defending Championship champion Wyndham was heading for a missed cut when he pulled out during Friday’s weather suspension. Kisner had one hole to play and was 6-over for the tournament.

Hitting five of 14 fairways in the first round made it difficult for Kisner to hit more than 11 greens and he was just three of seven in scramble. His putter didn’t help either: he ranked 126e in Strokes Gained: Putting and losing more than one stroke on the course on the greens.

That’s six missed cuts in Kisner’s last eight starts, and he finished the regular season having missed the cut in half of his 22 starts.

Austin Smotherman watches his tee shot off the 18th tee during the first round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond – USA TODAY Sports

Smotherman started the week in the hot seat at No. 125 in the FedEx Cup standings. He got off to a blistering start, a bogey-free 5-under 65, while leading the field in close quarters and Strokes Gained: Tee to Green.

But Friday was another story. The 28-year-old Tour rookie had six bogeys and two birdies in 16 holes before play was suspended. When play was suspended due to darkness, he faced a 12-foot birdie putt on his 17th hole. He had to sleep on the fact that he was going to need a birdie or help to make the cut. Smotherman missed the putt, but only needed a par on his last hole as Chris Gotterup bogeyed to 1 under. However, he double-bogeyed to shoot 76 and missed the cut at 1-over. He is expected to slip to No. 129 and miss the playoffs.

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CFTC Client Advisory Highlights What Clients Should Know Before Trading Forex OTC https://minecraftinventions.com/cftc-client-advisory-highlights-what-clients-should-know-before-trading-forex-otc/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 18:29:38 +0000 https://minecraftinventions.com/cftc-client-advisory-highlights-what-clients-should-know-before-trading-forex-otc/

washington d.c.The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today issued a client advisory warning the public to thoroughly research potential investments in over-the-counter (OTC) currencies. currencies). The new notice Eight Things You Should Know Before Trading Forex, provides potential investors with eight cautionary tips on the risks of OTC currency trading. To help protect against fraud, the advisory encourages potential investors to research an OTC forex broker thoroughly before making deposits or sharing personal information. It also outlines what being a forex dealer signup entails and why it’s important, as well as common signs of fraudulent OTC forex websites.

The CFTC has seen a growing number of complaints from customers who deposited money into accounts with unregistered OTC currency dealers, but were then unable to withdraw their principal or earnings. There are several tactics commonly used by fraudulent dealerships, including soliciting customers on social media; require payment in bitcoins or other digital assets; manipulate currency prices and trading results; offering exceptionally high leverage; and denying or ignoring customer withdrawals.

Disciplinary record and background checks are particularly important when researching OTC currency dealers, as clients only trade against their dealers in OTC transactions. When a customer buys, the reseller is the seller; when a customer sells, the dealer is the buyer. Dealers also control the information customers see on trading platforms and apps, including prices and account balances.

About the Office of Customer Education and Awareness (OCEO)

OCEO is committed to helping customers protect themselves against fraud or violations of trade in goods law through the research and development of effective financial education materials and initiatives. OCEO is committed to outreach and education to retail investors, traders, industry organizations and the farming community. The bureau also frequently partners with federal and state regulatory agencies as well as consumer protection groups. The complete directory of CFTC customer training materials is available at: https://www.cftc.gov/LearnAndProtect.

The customer review is available in full below and at www.cftc.gov.

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The Commodity Futures Trading Commission advises the public to research OTC foreign exchange (“forex”) brokers thoroughly before making initial deposits or transmitting sensitive personal information. The search should include verifying that the dealer and its employees are registered with the CFTC and checking the dealer’s disciplinary history with the National Futures Association (NFA).

Why registration is important

CFTC and NFA registration indicates:

  • Directors and associates have conducted extensive background checks.
  • The company meets certain financial requirements.
  • The addresses and contact details of the main establishment and branches are verified and accessible to customers.
  • The business or individuals must submit to regulatory reviews and oversight.
  • The business or individuals must submit to regulatory reviews and oversight.
  • The Associates have passed the required tests and meet the other proficiency requirements.
  • The business or individual must comply with disclosure requirements and standards of conduct.
  • If there is any problem, customers can ask for help through the CFTC Redress Program or NFA Arbitration Process,

Visit cftc.gov/check to learn more.

Recently, the CFTC has seen an increase in fraud complaints from clients who have deposited large sums with unregistered offshore forex traders. Customers have found these dealers through social media friendships or referrals. However, when customers attempted to withdraw their money, dealers either failed to respond or demanded additional payments.

Registration alone may not protect you against fraud, but most fraud is committed by unregistered resellers and individuals. Financial requirements, reviews, and state and federal laws are also intended to ensure that a registered reseller meets its obligations. This is important in a market where the dealer is your only counterparty.

8 things you might not know about Forex

  1. You are trading against the dealer. Unless you are buying currency futures or options on a regulated exchange, you are trading “off-exchange” or over-the-counter (“OTC”). This means that you are not trading on an open market, you are only trading against your dealer. When you buy, your reseller is the seller; when you sell, your reseller is the buyer. Your broker makes money when you trade more frequently, lose money, or pay fees, spreads, or commissions.
  2. Two out of three customers lose money. Most OTC forex clients lose money when all credits, finance charges, fees and other expenses are taken into account. Over the past year, around one-third of registered OTC forex broker clients have made a profit, while two-thirds have lost money.[1]
  3. The dealer controls the trading platform. When you trade on an electronic trading platform, mobile app, or a dealer’s website, you are not connecting to a live exchange. You connect to the retailer, who controls the information you see on your screen, including prices. In many cases, unregistered offshore dealers used popular trading software to provide a veneer of legitimacy, but manipulated trading data to steal customers. Compare prices with third-party sources to verify that you are seeing legitimate price movements and levels in the market.
  4. Your ability to close or offset positions is limited to your broker. Since you are trading against the dealer on their platform, you are limited to the prices and terms offered by the dealer.
  5. Your deposits are not protected. If a dealer disappears or goes bankrupt, you may not be able to get your money back. Before opening an account, be sure to receive and carefully follow review your account agreement to see what rights and protections you have. Next, check the account’s funding and withdrawal requirements, including related fees. Fraudulent dealers typically refuse withdrawals until customers pay expensive, undisclosed commissions, pay made-up taxes, or invest more to achieve higher account-level status. You should never have to pay more money to get your money back.
  6. You could lose all your margin and more. OTC forex trading uses margin. Dealers will require a minimum amount to open and hold a position, which usually depends on the volatility of the currency pair you want to trade. For example, a 2% margin requirement means you can open a $100,000 position with only $2,000 in your account. This high degree of leverage magnifies both gains and losses. If the market moves against you, you will need to add more money to your margin account or close the position. You may also be liable for additional losses beyond your initial deposit.
  7. Sellers may have hidden conflicts. Dealership may employ vendors, social media influencers, or affiliate marketers to bring customers to its platform, but these relationships may not be known to customers. Sellers may have no business expertise and be paid based on the number of new customers they deliver. Carefully consider any statement that contradicts or minimizes any of the issues listed in this notice or other risks described in the mandatory risk disclosure statement you must receive before opening an account.
  8. Many scams start on social media. Be especially careful with anyone who approaches you on social media, dating apps, messaging apps, or through unsolicited email and wants to discuss forex trading. Common warning signs to look out for include:
    • Pushing you to move the conversation off-platform to a private messaging app.
    • Outsized and often guaranteed returns promising in a short period of time.
    • Direct you to an unregistered reseller with no physical presence in the United States.
    • Giving you more leverage than allowed by law in the US (2% for major currency pairs or 5% for other pairs).
    • Only accept bitcoin, ethereum or other digital assets as payment.
    • Having a website that does not display the physical address of the head office or branches, or the addresses do not exist when you search the map at street level.
    • Using a WhatsApp customer service number or having no phone number at all.

If you think you have been the victim of fraud, visit cftc.gov/complaint. To check registration and disciplinary history, visit nfa.futures.org/basicnet.



This article was prepared by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Office of Client Education and Outreach. It is provided for general informational purposes only and does not provide legal or investment advice to any person or entity. Please consult your own legal advisor before taking any action based on this information. This notice refers to non-CFTC websites and organizations. The CFTC cannot attest to the accuracy of the information contained in these non-CFTC references. Reference in this article to any organization or the use of any organization, trade, firm or company name is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement, recommendation or favor of the from the CFTC.

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Bill Russell of Celtics Center Who Transformed Pro Basketball dies at 88 https://minecraftinventions.com/bill-russell-of-celtics-center-who-transformed-pro-basketball-dies-at-88/ Mon, 01 Aug 2022 02:20:50 +0000 https://minecraftinventions.com/bill-russell-of-celtics-center-who-transformed-pro-basketball-dies-at-88/

In 1999, he accepted a public ceremony at the Fleet Center – Boston Garden’s successor – for the 30th anniversary of his last championship team and retirement as a player as well as his number two retirement. The event was also a fundraiser for the National Mentoring Partnership, whose programs he had helped develop as a board member.

“There are no other people’s children in this country,” he told the crowd. “They are the children of the nation, and I refuse to be at war with them. I will always do whatever I can to make a child’s life better.

He did commercials, signed autographs for serious collectors (for a fee) and gave motivational speeches.

Russell married for the fourth time to Jeannine Fiorito in 2016. His first marriage to Rose Swisher ended in divorce, as did his second marriage to Dorothy Anstett. His third wife, Marilyn Nault, died in 2009 at the age of 59.

Russell had three children from his first marriage – William Jr., Jacob and Karen Kenyatta Russell. William Jr., known as Buddha, died in 2016 at age 58. Russell’s brother, a playwright and screenwriter under the name Charlie L. Russell, died in 2013 at age 81. Complete information about the survivors was not immediately available.

Russell was uncompromising on his principles. “There are two societies in this country, and I have to admit that, to see life as it is and not go completely mad,” he told Sport magazine in 1963, referring to the divide racial. “I don’t work for acceptance. I am what I am. If you like it, that’s fine. Otherwise, I don’t care.

He was also an immensely proud man.

“If you can take something to levels that very few other people can reach,” he told Sports Illustrated in 1999, “then what you do becomes art.”

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Be brave, be open, be humble https://minecraftinventions.com/be-brave-be-open-be-humble/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 00:39:45 +0000 https://minecraftinventions.com/be-brave-be-open-be-humble/

CSL CEO Paul Perreault shares his professional journey and learnings with CSL interns and co-op students.

CSL CEO and Managing Director Paul Perreault recently gave students participating in the company’s USA Internship Program insight into his own journey and tips for launching their own rewarding careers.

“Your career path – and your life – is a journey. Different paths will open up before you, and you will have to decide which one to take. Be brave,” Perreault told the group during the virtual gathering.

This year, the company is sponsoring 41 interns and co-ops enrolled in a four-year university. The 12-26 week program builds on classroom theory by providing students with hands-on, hands-on experience. Interns benefit from a wide range of development opportunities, including an Insights® Discovery assessment, skills-building workshops and company-specific training. Roles span multiple CSL business entities and functions across the United States

“Having Paul connect with the interns is invaluable as it encourages meaningful, two-way dialogue with senior management,” said Aneesa Bey, Manager of Early Career Development Programs, who organized the event with Perréault.

Here are four tips Perreault shared with the group:

  1. To be open. Perreault started his professional career selling pharmaceuticals and loved it. He was doing so well that one day his manager encouraged him to apply for a training program to help new hires learn how to sell. Although Perreault initially pushed back, he eventually applied and got the job. After a few years of covering his sales territory and traveling the country training others, the same manager came to Perreault to encourage him to apply for a district manager position. “A lot of people saw things in me that I didn’t see in myself,” Perreault said. “They pushed me to do things, where I said, why would I do that?”
  2. Be humble. During Perreault’s first year as district director, he “failed miserably.” He had no experience in personnel management. He thought people worked the same way he did and did what they said they were going to do. So he started asking for help, including calling his former manager for advice. In two years, he had transformed the district, going from the last to the first. It wasn’t the last time he suffered a setback. In these situations, Perreault advised students to “constantly look in the mirror” to analyze the situation and think about what you could and should do differently.

  3. Be wide. Perreault eventually ran business units for Wyeth and for a successor company to CSL, where he was asked to move into operations and lead plasma drives. The career change made him uncomfortable as he had no operational experience. However, it also helped him learn the trade through and through. Perreault says the broad exposure has helped him in his role as CEO because the company needs people who “understand how the business works.”

  4. To be curious. Perreault acknowledged that as interns, students would not have the opportunity to work in different areas of the business in order to understand the business. However, he encouraged them to talk with people in their area, ask questions and understand how we operate. He also told them to work with their manager to familiarize themselves with different areas of the business – to meet and chat with those in other areas. Finally, he advised them to network with each other and share their experiences, in order to “reach out and make those connections.”

For more information on working at CSL, see our careers page.

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Could Lamoriello’s interest in Kadri lead to swapping a cross? https://minecraftinventions.com/could-lamoriellos-interest-in-kadri-lead-to-swapping-a-cross/ Sat, 23 Jul 2022 18:36:52 +0000 https://minecraftinventions.com/could-lamoriellos-interest-in-kadri-lead-to-swapping-a-cross/

Another day passes and the New York Islanders remain the only team not to have made a trade since the opening of free agency, Rue Odelius next to. The Matthew Tkachuk the situation seemed to present an opportunity for Isles GM Lou Lamoriello become a beneficiary of the team that acquired the 24-year-old winger until Florida Panthers embarked on a blockbuster. With the structure of the trade, it’s unlikely either team will have a corresponding move ahead for Lamoriello. The only idea we have of what Lamoriello plans to do next is the idea that the door isn’t closed on the signing of the Islanders Nazem Kadri. If this is the big off-season acquisition, how is the future 32-year-old doing?

Before closing social networks for the weekend, Athletic’s Kevin Kurz gave Islander fans a sneak peek on what he hears about Kadri and the Islanders:

“My final thought heading into the weekend is that after texting a few league sources today, I believe there is still *chance* that Nazem Kadri ends up with the Islanders. I can’t not give ratings, and they might be thin, but I don’t believe the door is closed on that yet”

Kevin Kurz

Although slim, it looks like Lamoriello is hiding in Kadri’s situation. The London, Ont., native centered the Colorado avalanche second line last season with 28 goals and 59 assists. After winning the Stanley Cup, Kadri entered the 2022 free agency period as the second best player available next to Johnny Gaudreau.

It’s now been 10 days since the free agency window opened and Kadri is still unsigned. If history tells us anything, Lamoriello has already had Kadri put pen to paper and locked the signed contract in his top drawer. If so, could there be a corresponding move that follows? It seems unlikely that Lamoriello signed Kadri to play out of position on the wing. However, the Islanders already have four solid centers, raising the question of where Kadri will play.

Some have speculated whether or not the islanders will move Mathieu Barzal Where Brock Nelson on the wing. It seems unlikely that the Islanders would want to move their star player Barzal out of position, and after a great season in which Nelson scored 37 goals, why move him out of position – or better yet his comfort zone?

This leaves JG Pageau. Pageau is the definition of a Swiss army knife for islanders. He does it all, whether it’s winning faceoffs, killing penalties or scoring goals. He played up and down the lineup and occasionally played on the wing when the Islanders found themselves shorthanded mid-game. Kadri can command over $7 million on the open market, which means Lamoriello will have to drop some wages. So a few things come to mind here. If Kadri gets on board, Josh Bailey could definitely be the odd one out. If so, there is a spot on the wing that someone needs to fill. However, it still seems unlikely that Pageau or Kadri will play out of position.

So what’s left? Could Lamoriello consider swapping a center? Nelson and Pageau amended no-trade slates of 16 teams. This halves the NHL in terms of landing destinations, however, there are still 16 teams left for one of the centers to trade. After hearing about the “hockey professions” and now a long silence from Lamoriello, could the Hall of Fame general manager conjure up something big? Trading from a position of strength looks plausible if Lamoriello can convince Kadri to sign for Long Island, opening the possibility of acquiring a top winger to play with Barzal on the front row in a ‘hockey swap’. Although Nelson and Pageau have fairly large contracts, they are still excellent centers that some teams covet.

This is all speculation of course, but it seems strange to hear about “hockey trades”, and now we sit halfway through the summer with no changes to the roster other than Alexander Romanov. With nothing but whispers of a possible Kadri acquisition to hang our hats on, we wonder if something big could be brewing behind the scenes, and it could be the Islanders’ best bet to acquire this goalscoring winger. they were looking for. .

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Former NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro told his chief of staff that the role of US trade commissioner was the job he wanted when he left politics, according to an investigation .

Mark Connell gave a statement this morning to the parliamentary inquiry into the controversial appointment of Mr Barilaro, who comes with an annual salary of $500,000 and is based in New York.

Mr Connell said he had a conversation with Mr Barilaro in April 2019, after a meeting with then Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Minister Stuart Ayres.

“He said, ‘I just came back from a meeting with Dom and Stuart regarding the trade,'” Mr Connell wrote in his statement.

“‘And we’re going to bring the general agent back to London and a bunch of other positions around the world’.”

The former chief of staff claims Mr Barilaro then added: ‘That’s it; that’s the job for when I get out of this place.’

In the statement, Mr Connell said the conversation continued.

“I responded to Mr. Barilaro and said, ‘but John, the general agent role will be filled long before you leave this place,'” Mr. Connell said.

“Mr Barilaro then said, ‘I don’t want to go to London, shit, I’m going to New York’.”

Mark Connell claims Mr Barilaro told him the role in New York was the job he wanted when he left politics.(Provided: Linkedin)

Mr. Connell said he pointed out that the current office was in California.

“Mr. Barilaro responded and said, ‘I’m going to ask them to put one in New York, that’s where I’m going,'” Mr. Connell said.

Mr. Connell worked for Mr. Barilaro as chief of staff from April 2017 to December 2019.

Mr. Barilaro strongly denied having said those comments.

“I completely refute Mr. Connell’s statement,” Mr. Barilaro said.

“The conversation he remembers is fictional, false and only serves as a reminder of why we had to part ways.”

He said the public didn’t see the full picture of what happened.

“If this investigation is sincere in its intent to understand the process and truth by which I was appointed, then I would surely be called upon to provide that detail immediately,” Mr Barilaro said.

“The continued drip-feeding of selected information from the investigation into the public domain flies in the face of all procedural fairness.”

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said he was unaware Mr Barilaro had made the comments.

“The former Deputy Prime Minister, Minister Ayres and I had many discussions in 2019 regarding the creation of Global NSW, and at no point in those discussions was there ever any question that the former Deputy Prime Minister minister wants to hold a trade commissioner position,” said Mr. Perrottet.

The opposition called the revelation “explosive”.

“This important revelation likely confirms what many suspected,” said Opposition Leader Chris Minns.

“If true, this position was created for a friend, that the selection process was rigged and there was a month of cover-up.”

Chris Minns addresses the media
Chris Minns says the Prime Minister needs to ask his team questions.(ABC News: Tim Swanston)

Mr Minns said the Prime Minister needed to ask his team questions.

“We all need to know how and if other NSW government ministers knew about this scheme.

“And if they were, what action will the Premier of New South Wales take to rectify this.”

The parliamentary inquiry has already heard evidence that in mid-2021 Mr Barilaro’s office inquired about changing the recruitment process so that trade commissioner roles were ministerial appointments.

Mr Barilaro then approached the cabinet in September with a proposal to change the process, which was successful.

This meant that former bureaucrat Jenny West, who had been verbally offered the job in New York, had it canceled.

Mr Barilaro then quit politics and applied for the job in a second round of recruitment.

He is now retired from accepting the position.

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Beaches fail water quality tests, but they’re still open https://minecraftinventions.com/beaches-fail-water-quality-tests-but-theyre-still-open/ Mon, 18 Jul 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://minecraftinventions.com/beaches-fail-water-quality-tests-but-theyre-still-open/


Even though San Diego beaches are failing water quality tests after public health officials implemented new, more sensitive testing technology, San Diego County is leaving them open.

At least, open to interpretation.

Summer beach closures hit Imperial Beach and Coronado like never before after May 5, when San Diego County rolled out the nation’s first water quality test that counts bacteria by their DNA. It sparked backlash from elected officials worried about losing access to beaches during the July 4 holiday.

Then the county abruptly reopened them.

On July 1, the county announced it would post new blue signs at beaches warning that there may be sewage in the water that could cause illness. While warning beachgoers about the water, the county stipulated that it would only close beaches when there was a “known” source of sewage contamination, such as a reported spill, or when the Tijuana River , often contaminated, flowed into the Pacific Ocean.

Elise Rothschild, an environmental health specialist and former director of the county’s Department of Environmental Health, said this was done so the public could make their own decisions about whether to enter the water.

“We don’t have the power to close the beaches” otherwise, she said.

Coronado Mayor Richard Bailey argues there is another explanation for the county’s decision to warn of sewage in the water while allowing people to swim in it.

“I think it’s because (the county doesn’t believe) in the integrity of its own testing and methodologies, and doesn’t want to deal with the public backlash that would ensue if the beaches closed half of the year,” Bailey said. “They close the beaches all the time. It’s their job.

Coronado Mayor Richard Bailey points to the city’s beach on a map Monday, July 11, 2022. / Photo by MacKenzie Elmer

San Diego County began using a more sensitive water quality test along its coastline on May 5. The test looks for the presence of Enterococcus bacteria, which is found in the gut of warm-blooded mammals, including humans. Find Enterococcus and there is a good chance that feces is also in the water, which means there could also be harmful viruses present. COVID-19, for example, can be tracked by looking for virus shed in feces.

On May 10, tests showed Coronado’s shore water was too dirty for human contact by public health standards set by the state. The county has closed the beaches.

Coronado’s beaches closed four more times in the following weeks, alarming elected officials there because the city faced the prospect of closed beaches over the holiday weekend.

Bailey spoke out against the sudden local news shutdowns, telling Voice of San Diego it got to the point where he told the county he would personally rip the closure signs from the sand.

“This is unprecedented for our community. This is unheard of for public access to the shore. This is unprecedented for economic development,” Bailey said. “It could have catastrophic effects for Coronado.”

Initially, Bailey blamed the new water quality test because, prior to its rollout, beaches in Coronado were typically closed only after a huge winter storm or a large sewage spill from Tijuana beyond the border. While Imperial Beach, located closer to the border, can face year-round closures due to contamination, Coronado’s beaches rarely do so in the summer.

Pressure from beach communities mounted.

Coronado and Imperial Beach were closed the morning of June 29 when water quality tests again showed bacteria levels exceeded state health standards. On the morning of July 1, the county lifted the shutdown, but not because testing showed bacteria levels had fallen below the state’s threshold.

Water quality tests conducted hours before county officials lifted the shutdown show bacteria levels were still three times higher than state health standards. Still, the county reopened the beach, replacing the closure signs with bright blue signs that issued a new warning: “Beach water may contain sewage and may cause illness,” it read. It was the first time the county had issued such a notice.

“We are sampling South County daily because of the concern there, so we are giving the public daily updated information so they can make their own decision,” said Rothschild of the Department of Environmental Health, which issues advisories and beach closures.

This confused Bailey. He wants the beach open, but can’t help but wonder if the sudden reopening means the county isn’t standing behind its new water quality test.

A beach in the town of Coronado. / Photo by MacKenzie Elmer

“Here in Coronado, it’s created a lot of confusion because at the end of the day, the only question that matters is, ‘Is the water safe or not?'” Bailey said.

Some members of the public are confused. Karl Bradley, a member of a citizens’ council that monitors the Tijuana River sewage problem, said at a meeting Thursday that he wanted to bring the county to account.

“I know they have different colored signs, but I don’t know if a sign means, go in the water, and a sign doesn’t,” Bradley said.

Cameron Kaiser, deputy director of the county’s public health department, said the new testing technology does indeed indicate that bacteria levels in water are exceeding state health standards more frequently than before.

“This test is superior and more sensitive,” Kaiser said. “It picks up things that we couldn’t see before.”

But the county is letting the public choose whether to swim in the water anyway, taking the position that it cannot close beaches based on water quality test results alone.

“County policy is to close beaches in the event of known sewage contamination,” spokeswoman Donna Durckel wrote in an email.

In South Bay, everyone knows where the pollution comes from, said Chris Helmer, director of natural and environmental resources for the city of Imperial Beach.

“It’s Punta Bandera,” Helmer said.

Punta Bandera is the name of a broken sewage treatment plant in Tijuana that dumps millions of gallons of untreated sewage pumped from Tijuana’s sewers directly into the Pacific Ocean virtually non-stop.

A Scripps Institution of Oceanography study recently confirmed the link between Punta Bandera and sewage contamination on Southern California beaches in summer in summer In summer, storms in the southern hemisphere push ocean currents to the north that collect the waste water from Punta Bandera and transport it to the north.

Helmer said the results of the new test only further confirm the Scripps study.

“What we’re asking is that the county take the lead in explaining the rationales for their signs, the science, and why the beaches are closing,” Helmer said. “If beaches are closed from known sources of pollution south of the border, tell the public where they are. Be the spokesperson for beach water quality, not Imperial Beach or Coronado.

Rothschild, of the county, did not confirm whether the sewage plumes from Punta Bandera count as “known” sewage, repeating that the county depends on an official report, such as notifications from the border agency the Commission. Borders and Waters International, which alerts the region to a sewage spill beyond the land border. The last report of a known IBWC spill was on April 28, well before the series of beach closures after the launch of the sensitive test.

Regarding closures between May 5 and June 29, the county said it closed those beaches based on the test result and because southern swell conditions or odors and discolored water were apparent. But since July 1, the policy has changed and these two conditions now trigger the new warning or the regular beach advisory.

Bailey said he wants the county board of supervisors to order the public health department to continue testing beach water in the previous way — in the test that is less sensitive but historically had rarely issued beach advisories or closures in Coronado in the summer.

He pointed out that data obtained from the county showing that testing the same range by the two methods showed dramatically different results.

“There is a huge disconnect between the two. If so, the county has done the wrong thing over the past 25 years,” Bailey said.

This differs from Imperial Beach’s position.

“We are very supportive of the new test at Imperial Beach,” Helmer said. “We’re not asking the county to change it.”

The county did not develop this test on its own. He has worked for years with the California Department of Public Health and the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project on the research and development of the new digital droplet polymerase chain reaction (or ddPCR) test, which the Agency US Environmental Protection approved for San Diego County. use in May 2021. San Diego is the first in the country to use it and it could soon be rolled out to other cities.

Before the most sensitive test, the county used one that took 24 hours to determine water quality. The bacteria present in the water samples had to be taken back to a laboratory and cultured, then counted.

It basically meant the county could tell the public today how safe the ocean was yesterday. Beach community leaders asked for a faster test, and after years of development, the county gave them one.

Under the previous method, tests typically showed unhealthy water quality in South County during the winter rainy season, when the sewage-ridden Tijuana River swelled with stormwater and contamination, spilling along Imperial Beach a few miles from Coronado.

The county’s new blue warning signs are potentially temporary. Rothschild of the county’s environmental health department said the signs will be in use until September, then the county will assess how the public interacts with them. She said the county has yet to institute a public survey or other method to measure that impact.

As of 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, water quality in Coronado at the sampling site off Avenida Lunar was technically safe for human contact, according to county data. But not at Imperial Beach Pier, which failed a water quality test the same day. A notice is posted warning that public bacteria levels exceed health standards there – but swimmers are still free to enter the water.

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