Klay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND — Steve Kerr hardly minced his words about Kevin Durant, who had more turnovers (nine) than field-goal attempts (eight) in the Warriors’ Game 2 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.“Absolutely, he needs to be more aggressive,” Kerr said. “It’s the playoffs. He can get any shot he wants at anytime. I want to see him get 20 shots, 30.”It does not appear Durant …
Evander Holyfield is teaming up with AriseBank, the first decentralized cryptocurrency bank and blockchain development company Cryptonomex, to raise money for disaster preparedness.Using [BitShares ], one of the most advanced blockchain platforms in the world, they will accelerate the slow process of recovery in future disasters like the recent hurricane and wildfire storms.In 2017, super-storms devastated Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, California and dozens of other communities in the Caribbean and the Gulf States. These disasters have left millions without the help they need.The money required to restore the Houston Florida, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other areas, can’t be raised fast enough if you’re homeless or forced to live with relatives because your family’s house was one of the one million homes destroyed. Holyfield wants to help raise the funds needed through his charity endowment to help these people recover from these type of disasters in the future.This is not your usual celebrity endorsement. This is a long-lasting strategic partnership. The world sees “digital currency” as a unique solution to the biggest challenges presented by these national tragedies.Holyfield plans on using cryptocurrency to fund humanitarian disaster preparedness. He hopes to raise a million dollars for disaster-related causes and then grow it to a billion-dollar endowment using the Bitshares Endowment model created by the Billion Hero Campaign. Holyfield’s endowment, as well as the original Billion Hero Endowment are hosted on BillionHeroCampaign.com.“I am really excited about this. The more I can do, the better. Cryptocurrency seems to be a good way to help the causes that I care about,” said Evander Holyfield.The team has developed a way to create digital currency endowments that leverage the growth of cryptocurrency using the BitShares platform. One dollar can become hundreds of dollars paid out to victims over several years. One thousand dollars can become hundreds of thousands and so on. As BitShares value grows the donations grow with it.There are a number of companies like AriseBank, building on the BitShares platform and the price is starting to rise. As BitShares becomes more and more popular, the endowment will use that growth to solve some of the world’s biggest problems.Announcements of the launch of “The Holyfield BitShares Endowment for Global Disaster Preparedness” will be coming soon.
Categories: Berman News 30May Rep. Berman: Auto insurance reforms to bring Oakland County drivers savings, protections Long-overdue auto insurance reform supported by Rep. Ryan Berman was signed into state law today, guaranteeing lower rates for drivers in Oakland County and across Michigan.The bipartisan reforms – approved earlier by Berman and the Legislature – give drivers more choice on personal injury protection (PIP) coverage, combat fraudulent claims and take steps to rein in medical costs. Berman said depending on the PIP coverage level chosen, motorists could see hundreds of dollars or more in cost savings each year.“During the last five months I’ve heard from countless people about the need to reform our state’s no-fault system,” said Berman, of Commerce Township. “This bipartisan plan guarantees rate reductions for all Michigan drivers and reduces medical costs for auto accident victims.”Michigan has had the most expensive auto insurance in the nation mainly because it was the only state mandating unlimited lifetime health care coverage through car insurance, without any cost containment. The new law will provide drivers more affordable options while allowing those who currently use the unlimited coverage to keep it, and those who want it in the future to continue buying it.Starting in July 2020, many drivers will be able to opt out of personal injury protection altogether, including seniors with retiree health coverage such as Medicare and those with health insurance policies that cover auto accident-related injuries. Others will be able to continue with unlimited coverage or choose PIP limits of $250,000 or $500,000. A $50,000 option will be available for drivers on Medicaid.Other reforms include:A fee schedule to rein in runaway costs that result from medical care providers charging far more to treat auto accident victims than other patients.Non-driving factors, such as ZIP codes, home ownership, and educational level, cannot be used to determine rates.An anti-fraud unit will help crack down on those abusing the system, helping further lower auto insurance rates.
Hulu and Roku will both experience strong US advertising revenue growth over the next two years, according to eMarketer projections.The research company expects Hulu’s US ad revenues to climb from US$1.12 billion in 2018 to US$1.26 billion in 2019 and US$1.41 billion in 2020.“This represents double-digit annual growth throughout our forecast period, and the figures include advertising both on Hulu’s on-demand platform and on its live TV service,” according to the report.Roku is expected to experience a higher rate of growth from a smaller starting point. Its ad inventory includes home-screen ads, sponsorships and in-stream ads.The streaming device maker’s US ad revenues are tipped to climb from US$293 million in 2018 to US$476 million in 2019 and US$702 million om 2020.“These are promising indicators for the long-term prospects of connected TV advertising, which marketers see as a space to leverage the massive reach and familiarity of TV and the targetability and measurability of digital video,” according to the eMarketer report.“That potential puts connected TV at the convergence point between TV and video—two of the most successful formats in the history of advertising.”
Advertisement The African Union has pledged to support the Rwanda Internet Exchange Point to enable it become one of the regional internet exchange points for Eastern Africa.The support was offered through the Infrastructure and Energy Department, which has collaborated with the Rwanda Ministry of Youth and Information and Communications Technology of Rwanda.Through the African Internet Exchange System (AXIS) project, the African Union Commission has so far extended capacity building support to facilitate the establishment of internet exchange points in 30 Member States. – Advertisement – The African Union Commission, has sofar helped support twelve Member States set up their internet exchange points, and these are: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Congo Republic, Gabon, Gambia, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mauritius, Namibia, Seychelles and Swaziland.“The African Internet Exchange System and the One Africa Network projects will contribute to lowering of communication costs in Africa,” said Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of Youth and ICT. Dr Elham Ibrahim, AU Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy said that Africa is currently paying overseas carriers to exchange intra- continental traffic which is both costly as well as an inefficient way of handling exchange of intra-continental Internet traffic.