Kumbaya! - A comedic mini-series
Written by Henry Waters on 2017-07-13
There are a lot of stereotypes, when it comes to German cinema – or episodic televison for that matter. So you wouldn't necessarily expect a funny slacker-comedy, with slapstick elements, that focuses on religous criticism, coming from the country, which produces oh-so-many depressing, self-important social dramas, that leave you with a bitter taste.
I'm of course not intending to offend anyone,...(Read More)
Why Amazon Prime Day might become the new Black Friday
Written by James Malloy on 2017-07-13
With the third Amazon Prime Day now over, industry experts are contemplating whether the e-commerce giant's annual day of deals will ever achieve the same status as consumer calendar events like Cyber Monday and Black Friday."Amazon is absolutely trying to create an event with the retail black-hole-like gravitational field of a Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but one that it owns entirely," Craig Smith,...(Read More)
52f. Domestic Challenges
Written by Derrick Peterson on 2017-07-22
The end of World War II brought a series of challenges to Harry Truman. The entire economy had to be converted from a wartime economy to a consumer economy. Strikes that had been delayed during the war erupted with a frenzy across America. Inflation threatened as millions of Americans planned to spend wealth they had not enjoyed since 1929. As the soldiers returned home, they wanted their old jobs...(Read More)
Dalian Wanda's Wang speaks out against debt 'rumors,' brings on new buyer for property sale
Written by James Malloy on 2017-07-20
Wang Jianlin, chairman of Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda, defended his company's financial situation in a speech Wednesday amid worries about high debt levels.The AMC Entertainment parent's debt risk has reportedly come under government scrutiny in China's effort to crack down on capital flight, which weakens the Chinese yuan at a time when the government is trying to stabilize it."Some people...(Read More)
Best-case scenario: Christian Hackenberg wins Jets' QB job
Written by Joe Johnson on 2017-07-19
Breaking down the New York Jets' roster, unit by unit, in preparation for training camp, which begins July 29:Position: QuarterbackProjected starter: Josh McCownProjected reserves: Christian Hackenberg, Bryce PettyNotables on the bubble: NoneTop storyline: It's the No. 1 storyline on the team -- the quarterback competition. McCown, 38, is the favorite based on his vast experience and ability to manage...(Read More)
Is USC quarterback Sam Darnold sending a message to the Jets?
Written by Joe Johnson on 2017-07-13
News of the New York Jets' roster teardown -- and the likely motive behind it -- has made its way across the country and into the brain of a 20-year-old quarterback who attends college in Los Angeles.His name is Sam Darnold and, yes, he knows about the unofficial "Suck for Sam" campaign."I really don't have any thoughts about that, but I've definitely heard of it," he said Tuesday at ESPN in Bristol,...(Read More)
Using Leveraged ETFs
Written by Steve Dowling on 2017-07-22
Although they can be very risky, adding leveraged ETF's to a portfolio can significantly increase the return of a portfolio. While being thought of as only a short-term strategy, a buy and hold strategy can work if the investing timing is done accruately.
In the backtesting model that I came up with, using a 3x leveraged S&P 500 ETF instead of the regular S&P 500 would have returned 23% (pre-expenses)...(Read More)
Disney Cruise Line to grow to seven ships
Written by Eric Gold on 2017-07-18
Disney Cruise Line announced at the D23 Expo that its fleet would grow to seven ships by 2023.While the line had previously announced two new ships were coming, the news is a third is now on order with Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.Also of note, the new order will move up the timetable for when the world will see the new ships. Previously, the ships were expected in 2021 and 2023. Now...(Read More)
How Common Are STIs?
Written by Everette Tessler on 2017-07-20
Patient Presentation An 18-year-old male came to clinic for his health supervision visit. His past medical history showed that he was generally healthy and had all of his immunizations. During the social history he denied using alcohol, drugs, tobacco or being sexually active. The pertinent physical exam showed a healthy male with normal vital signs and BMI of 22.2, He was Tanner stage V and the...(Read More)