As Goldman Sachs has pointed out, there are several strange trends in today’s global economy, with one showing central banks (CBs) increasingly injecting money into electronic coins to better feed markets and simplify money exchange processes. Meanwhile, billions of dollars in physical currency and precious metals are literally disappearing, as Zero Hedge points out in a recent overview. Goldman Sachs wrote earlier this week “gold’s strategic case is still strong” in light of “geopolitical uncertainty”, with governments eagerly zeroing in on cash and gold caches. As the investment titan noted, “CBs globally have been buying gold at a very strong pace” and “2019 looks to be a record year for CB gold purchases with our target of 750 tonnes combined purchases likely to be met". However, there is one peculiar side to the gold-related trend: the bank says there has been an eye-watering 1,200 tons or "unexplained" gold flows worth around … [Read more...] about Why is Gold, Cash Worth Hundreds of Billions of Dollars Vanishing Into Thin Air?
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Newly wedded couple and singers, Adekunle Gold, 30, and Simi, are reportedly set to release a new album this year. Talent Manager, Bizzle Osikoya hinted this on his twitter page, where he shared an image that jointly credited both artists on a pre-order project not fully revealed with the caption “Joint album coming through there’’. The newlywed, who recently got married at a private wedding ceremony and have worked together on a number of singles off their individual projects may be combining forces once again. ALSO READ: Simi, Zainab Balogun, Mark Angel, Ahmed Musa win at 2018 The Future Awards Simi’s “Simisola” released in 2017 had earned her both commercial and critical acclaim, and Adekunle Gold’s 2018 sophomore album, “About 30” also showcased his growth in the industry. Adekunle Kosoko, popularly known by his stage name Adekunle Gold, is also a songwriter and graphic designer. While, Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye, … [Read more...] about Adekunle Gold, Simi set to release joint album
With their archives, local broadcasters create new shows using old clips or stream their old content on YouTube channels and attract viewers who grew up watching TV shows in the 1980s and 90s. Left: A scene from “KBS Docu Insight: Archive Project Modern Korea.” The documentaries are made using the archives of KBS. Im Jong-seok, left, then a college student but now President Moon Jae-in’s former chief of staff, conducts an interview with a TV reporter. Middle: KBS’s YouTube channel “Again Gayo Top 10” livestreams weekly music shows from the 80s and 90s. Right: MBC’s YouTube channel “MBC Entertainment” streams popular TV shows and dramas of the past. [KBS, SCREEN CAPTURE]Local broadcasters are busy dusting off some of their old videotapes from the 1980s and 90s these days. The old videotapes, stored away deep in the archives, are becoming a treasure trove for Korea’s top TV stations. Using their old videotapes, the terrestrial … [Read more...] about Archives become gold for local TV networks: As livestreams of old shows become even more popular, channels are getting creative
Bengaluru, Dec. 15: Cue Sports has been a growing sport in the country. The popularity is yet to reach its potential, but one man has shouldered the maximum responsibility for the growth of snooker and billiards in India. And with the decade coming to an end, India’s Golden Boy still holds the torch for the sport. 2019 has not been no different. The King of the Green Baize, Pankaj Advani, has had another World Championship winning year, and his compatriots have also added to the medal count and notched up notable performances, which has seen the sport end the decade on a successful note. The year also saw two more Indian cueists become World Champions. Here, MyKhel takes a look at how the Indian cueists fared in the year-ender 2019. Success at the national circuit As we take a look back at the year, and bring the curtains down on the decade, let’s start with a look at the medal haul of the 34-year-old Advani, who has once again enjoyed a record-breaking year. The … [Read more...] about Year Ender 2019: Advani adds 23rd World title to his kitty as cue sports sees new World Champions from the country
Source: Consciousness Awakening by Ralph Buckley/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0 "Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality" -Carl Sagan It appears that we are approaching a unique time in the history of man and science where empirical measures and deductive reasoning can actually inform us spiritually. Integrated Information Theory (IIT)—put forth by neuroscientists Giulio Tononi and Christof Koch—is a new framework that describes a way to experimentally measure the extent to which a system is conscious. As such, it has the potential to answer questions that once seemed impossible, like "which is more conscious, a bat or a beetle?" Furthermore, the theory posits that any system that processes and integrates information, be it organic or inorganic, experiences the world subjectively to some degree. Plants, smartphones, the Internet—even protons—are all examples of such systems. The result is a cosmos composed of a … [Read more...] about Neuroscience’s New Consciousness Theory Is Spiritual