Casey Research, a leading provider of investment research, with over 30 years of history, specializing in geopolitically informed investing, energy, base and precious metals, and technology, concluded its most recent summit, The Next Few Years in Boca Raton, FL. There they provided insight into the global economy, portfolio strategies, and specific investment ideas and recommendations. “I think the next few years are going to be critical as we move out of the eye of the hurricane, which is where we are right now, and enter the following edge of the hurricane. And it is going to be much bigger in all ways than it was a couple of years ago,” said Casey Chairman and Founder Doug Casey. “You can identify investment opportunities by taking advantage of politically caused distortions in the market such as the current unprecedented levels of government interference in monetary and fiscal policy.” To view a portion of Mr. Casey’s presentation go to: www.caseyresearch.com/caseyvideo(link is external).Presentations from Casey’s blue ribbon faculty provided participants unique insights into these market distortions and identified unique investment opportunities. Featured speakers included industry leaders such as Chris Whalen, co-founder of Institutional Risk Analytics and author of Inflated: How Money and Debt Built the America Dream; John Williams of Shadow Government Statistics; and James Rickards, Senior Managing Director Tangent Capital Partners.Chris Whalen discussed his grave concerns over this country’s misplaced reliance on the housing market to grow national wealth. “Housing is the thing that gives me nightmares. We have used housing as a growth engine in this country and the reality is it does not grow national wealth.” To view a portion of Mr. Whalen’s presentation, see: www.caseyresearch.com/whalenvideo(link is external).Another issue of concern for speakers, including James Rickards, is the conscious effort to devalue the US dollar in an effort to boost net exports. “If consumer spending and investments are flat and government spending hits the wall the only thing left is net exports. How do you drive net exports?” asks Mr. Rickards. “You try to devalue the dollar which is what has been behind QE, QE2 and low interest rates. The problem is it’s never worked.” For a video excerpt of Mr. Rickards’ presentation, visit:www.caseyresearch.com/rickardsvideo(link is external).John Williams gave participants a detailed explanation as to why he thought current actions were hiding the fact that the US is still in the thick of a great economic and banking solvency crisis. “We are heading into a really bad inflation problem, one that will eventually become a hyperinflationary great depression,” said Mr. Williams. A portion of Mr. Williams’ presentation is available at:www.caseyresearch.com/williamsvideo(link is external).Casey Research has made this sold out event available in a complete audio collection. For more information on the full list of speakers and availability of the CDs go to: www.caseyresearch.com/cd(link is external).To find out more about Casey Research go to: www.caseyresearch.com(link is external).SOURCE Casey Research STOWE, Vt., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/
NZ Herald 12 Mar 2013Church leaders are making a last-minute appeal to MPs to protect teachers who believe marriage should only be between opposite sexes even if Louisa Wall’s gay marriage bill is passed tomorrow. National leaders of the Catholic, Presbyterian, Baptist and several Pentecostal churches issued an open letter yesterday asking MPs to vote down the bill. Failing that, they want them at least to amend it to prevent discrimination against any teacher or other person who believes that marriage should only be between a man and a woman. Christian Network director Glyn Carpenter said it was still possible for the bill to be defeated when it comes up for a second reading about 8pm tomorrow. But, after a vote of 80-40 at its first reading last August, he urged MPs to at least amend it. He proposed an amendment that “any person or organisation shall retain the right to hold the belief (on cultural, religious or other grounds) that marriage should only be between opposite sexes, and persons and organisations holding or respectfully expressing such a belief may not be discriminated against in any way”.… Some teachers worried they could face accusations of discrimination if they did not teach that all marriages were equal. The Rev Stuart Lange of the Presbyterian Affirm movement said the change was needed to stop the Government from fixing funding criteria that discriminated against religious-based social service agencies that did not support gay marriage. However, the two men said they did not yet have an MP willing to move such an amendment.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10870643
Cholera cases increase in Burundi Music for Ebola Awareness Zimbabwe launches diabetes awareness campaign Related As the political unrest continues in Burundi… those who fled to neighboring countries are having to do with squalid living conditions. And the crowded camps and poor sanitation often leads to disease outbreaks such as the cholera outbreak in a Tanzanian camp for Burundian refugees. UNICEF has now started an awareness program, about ways to avoid the spread and contraction of the disease.
FORMER Pakistan captain Imran Khan believes Sarfaraz Ahmed’s axing does not necessarily spell the end of his international career.Imran, who is currently Pakistan’s prime minister, has almost completely stayed away from any public comment on the nation’s cricket team since he took over the top job. But, taking a weekend off from political duties, he touched upon a number of recent developments in Pakistan cricket, also backing the embattled head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq to come good.“I don’t think the performance and form of a player should be judged by T20 cricket but through Test and one-day cricket,” Imran told reporters. “He can come back to the national team, but right now he should focus on domestic cricket.”Sarfaraz Ahmed was relieved of his duties as Pakistan captain last month in all three formats after a sustained drop in both personal form and the team’s fortunes in all three formats. He also lost his place in the T20 and Test squads for Pakistan’s tour of Australia, and has spent the last three weeks captaining Sindh in the Quaid-e-Azam trophy, where, with 92 runs in four innings, his batting returns have been somewhat modest.Imran threw his weight behind Misbah, praising both his integrity and ability. “It is a constructive move to appoint Misbah as he is an honest and unbiased person who has loads of experience behind him. I think Misbah will turn out to be a good choice and Pakistan will improve and do well in Test and ODI cricket under him. He has this talent in him that he can groom the players and also improve their performance.”Imran also expressed confidence in the revamped domestic structure – which he had himself heavily championed – backing it to produce long-term results that improve performances of the national side. “If our domestic cricket improves, then Pakistan cricket will also move forward.”(ESPN Cricinfo)