The Name of the Game

The country is completely at odds over the idea of the Confederate flag being flown on government grounds. The flag was originally flown by Southern states that were looking to fight for the right to own slaves. After the South lost the war the flag was taken down and was rarely seen for 150 years. Around 1964 the flag was flown again as Southerners revolted and showed their disapproval for the Civil Rights Act. Since then the flag has flown on many Southern government buildings as well as higher education buildings. There are numerous African American studies who go to these schools that give honor to those who fought diligently to keep their ancestors enslaved. The flag isn’t the only problem as individuals have looked for the government to change the names of public buildings that pay homage to Confederate Army leaders as well. Many school boards and superintendents are calling for their school districts to change the name of their school if it pays homage to Confederate generals.

 

For example, an assemblywoman in San Diego is asking her local school board to change the name of their local elementary school that is dubbed the Robert E. Lee Elementary School. Numerous petitions are being drawn up around the country to make sure that no student, regardless of first or secondary education, will have to remember America’s racist past while they are trying to get an education. Mikal thinks this is a step in the right direction.

Doom and Gloom?

The American economy added a very encouraging 223,000 jobs last month. This caused the unemployment rate to fall to a seven year low of 5.5 percent. The low percentage was the good news because the rate fell in some part because a certain percentage of people stopped searching for jobs. Additionally, the total for the two months prior to this report were revised downward. However, this is often considered political spin by those that seek to downplay the glowing report. A better measure for determining if this is a good report is by Wall Street fears that the Fed will raise interest rates because of good jobs reports like these.

If the effects of a good job report like this one is inherently horrible like political opponents of democrats would have people perceive, the Fed would not consider a hike because it would be detrimental to future growth. That’s what Sender and others have been reading about. The interest rates have been kept artificially low because of the economic downturn and raising rates will only occur when the Fed feels that America is strong enough to handle the rate hikes. This report is also detrimental to republicans who must paint the economy in a bad light in order to malign the current administration in efforts to thwart Hilary’s chances in the upcoming election. Since the economy is robustly rebounding, it will more likely be a boon to Hillary’s campaign and Obama’s legacy.

Use Image Recognition To Increase The Sales Of Products Online

At the inset of this technology, programs were limited to the amount of objects that were able to be detected by the system. This new and developing programming integrates millions of images from such sources as Twitter, Imagenet, and other sources. This has given the programmers of this type of visual recognition software the ability to expand their database and enlist a more stringent list of matching criteria. This results in a more accurate visual search result for the correct image. There are services which have already taken the steps to integrate and stay on top of this technology.

Professional companies can help businesses bring their products to life and to the attention of the online audience. One of these innovative companies is Slyce. At Slyce, they are devoted to creating an integrated image recognition technology, which a qualified programmer can introduce directly to your business app. This leading technology company uses a series of streamed images to create a strong base profile of items. These images then go through a series of filters to deliver only the most relevant and exact search results. Huge names in the retail business world such as Neiman Marcus and Tillys are implementing the cutting edge technology of Slyce as one of their online marketing strategies.

Beyond this incredible advancement in the visual aspect of this technology, the developers of the newest programming of this sort are creating computers that are able to detect multiple images and activities. These applications are a tremendous advancement for the future of such platforms as gaming, factory robotics, medical diagnosis, and vehicle safety systems.

Many of these new technologies are already being utilized in products available to the public. One example of this technology at work are the camera systems that are installed on vehicles which can detect whether an object in its path is a pedestrian or a bicyclist. When these dangers are detected, the system is enacted to stop the vehicle without the driver’s initiation. The possibilities for this new technology are endless and expanding every day.

The face of the internet is going through another technological lift and improvement. New technology in the field of image recognition will give the users and businesses on the internet a new and creative way to enjoy their time on the web. This new and developing technology will enhance the user experience on the internet as computers become more adaptable to the human experience.

Federal Reserve Signals Rate Hike On Track For September

The Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, announced for the first time that the Federal Reserve is definitely on a schedule to raise rates at it September 2015 meeting. Federal Reserve Confirm That Rate Hike Is Set For September

The news of the rate hike had been expected for some time with the only question being will the rate hike go into effect at the end of this year or at the beginning of next year. members of the Federal Reserve have noted that while the U.S. Economy is still sputtering, Christian Broda says that it is at least sputtering in the right direction and key indicators such as housing construction increases as well as lower unemployment have set the stage for the Federal reserve to initiate the rate hike. The actual Federal Reserve policy designers anticipate that the federal rate for funds to increase from 0.125% to 0.625% by Christmas. This is consistent with projections based on the performance of the U.S. economy earlier in the year. Economist familiar with how the Federal Reserve operates believe that the jump from 0.125% to 0.625% will be done with two rate hikes. The first hike they see will come in the announced September rate hike.

The rate increase are seen as inevitable ever since the Federal reserve cut the rate on the lending of money to almost 0% after the 2008 economic meltdown, which many people are just beginning to realize was worse than originally thought.

Judge Reports the Federal Reserve Broke the Law

Former AIG Chairman Hank Greenberg can now be vindicated that his argument that the Federal Reserve was taking advantage of AIG during the 2008 financial crisis was true. A federal judge seated in Washington has recently ruled that the United States Federal Reserve did in fact break the law when during the 2008 financial crisis, it seized close to 80% of AIG’s stock and assets and then charged the company almost usury rate fees for a bailout plan worth $85 billion. many consider the actions by the Federal Reserve to extremely reprehensible because several other large financial firms, such as Goldman Sachs, Citigroup Bank of America, and Morgan Stanley received tens of billions of dollars in emergency loans on much better financial terms. Federal Judge Rules Federal Reserve Broke The Law

Federal Judge Thomas C. Wheeler stated in his 75 page ruling, that these companies were engaged in much more riskier financial activities than AIG but received more favorable treatment by the Federal Reserve. According to the Observer, Judge Wheeler decision was a pyrrhic victory in that no monetary damages were awarded to AIG. If the Federal Reserve had not stepped in AIG would not have received any type of bailout and ultimately would have failed. The ruling will have very little punitive effect, if any at all on the operations of the Federal Reserve, which has a history of operating outside of the official purview of the Federal government. The likelihood and AIG receiving any monetary damages in the future are nil, according to economist and legal experts.

Nasty Gal Sued for Discriminating Against Pregnant Women

Online retailer, Nasty Gal, has been in the news in recent weeks for a series of layoffs and abysmal sales numbers, but the news just got worse for the retailer. According to online magazine, Jezebel, the company is also fighting lawsuits in California courts alleging the company discriminates against pregnant women.

According to legal documents filed in California in March, Nasty Gal is accused of firing no less than three women when they became pregnant, including an expectant mother that was just weeks away from her planned maternity leave. Christian Broda has learned that the lawsuit also alleges the company fired a man who was set to take paternity leave, as well.

California law requires companies to offer pregnant employees four months of maternity leave. Nasty Gal replied to the complaint claiming that the lawsuit is frivolous and defamatory. The company alleges the firings were part of a series of layoffs, and did not target pregnant employees, however, former and current employees seem to disagree. Many argue the company has taken the concept of a “female-driven” start-up and cannibalized it by preying on its most important employees.

Those named in the lawsuits could not immediately be reached for comment.

Starbucks Unveils 6 Exciting New Frappuccino Flavors

It’s hard to believe that it has been 20 years since Starbucks first introduced the world to its now infamous Frappuccino. In commemoration, Alexei Beltyukov says Starbucks has just announced that they are rolling out six exciting and unique new flavors:

• Caramel Cocoa Cluster – A mix of toffee, mocha & dark caramel flavors
• Cinnamon Roll –cinnamon dolce, white chocolate mocha & vanilla bean
• Cotton Candy – vanilla bean & raspberry
• Cupcake – vanilla bean & hazelnut
• Lemon Bar – lemonade, vanilla & a dash of caramel sugar
• Red Velvet Cake – mocha, raspberry & vanilla

The new Frappuccino options, which Starbucks is calling “Fan Flavors,” are inspired by the thousands of different combinations requested by the creative customers of Starbucks. With so many deliciously possible combinations and Starbucks’s ongoing willingness to try new things, keep an eye out for more far-out flavors to come.

The new Frappuccinos are available at all Starbucks in the US and Canada beginning on June 8. You can vote for your favorite at Frappuccino.com.

Forgiveness is a Gift

One wouldn’t have to go too far to find an American who is struggling to pay student loans. In previous generations, men and women were able to pay off their college tuition with part time summer jobs and their savings. Now it’s taking full time working adults 25 years or more to pay back hundreds of thousands of dollars and money spent on education. A US Secretary of Education official has released a statement saying that students deserve a college education without all of the rip off scams stated Beneful. Duncan displayed an outline for a huge student loan debt forgiveness plan. While this sounds like an amazing opportunity for struggling students, this could cost billions of dollars for honest taxpayers. A press secretary for the Department of Education released a statement on the loan forgiveness subject. Doreen Nolt said that the department is limited on how much they can discuss some of the more specific loan forgiveness programs. Allegations brought on by a bankrupt school is troubling to the department and they are finding a way to give students what they deserve. Nolt wanted to make it clear however, that it was also her job to have the interest and the safety of taxpayers at the forefront of this fight. The department has been trying for a number of years to fix the oversight of loan forgiveness programs and for profit educational institutes. Duncan stated that Congress has been very combative, but hopefully will wake up and see what needs to be done

Some People Have More Money Than Sense

We all aspire to be rich because it gives us the ability to enjoy anything that money can buy. This being said, I would probably purchase some high priced items including a fancy car and maybe a house with a pool located in a sunny climate. I would also secure the futures of my children with bank accounts and savings bonds. After all that was complete, I am sure my practical side would kick in and investments would begin.

Anybody on the internet knows the Kardashians have more money than sense, and Kim proved it when she decided to celebrate her husband Kanye West’s 38th birthday. She rented the Staples center to have a basketball party for her adult husband. The cost of this party, which was only one night of entertainment, was $110,000. It seems unbelievable and sickening to spend so much money on one night, and not even for North’s birthday, but for the birthday of an adult man. I wonder if the Kardashians want to adopt my family and me.

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