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How Supply and Demand is Affecting the World’s Energy Market

How Supply and Demand is Affecting the World’s Energy Market

The simple fact is this: the demand for energy is high and expected to grow dramatically as more developing countries attempt to power a growing industrial sector. In the age of exports and technology, the great equalizer is power. We’ll have to collectively figure out how to handle a baseload that has grown higher than ever before, and we’ll need to do all of this without polluting the planet. Here’s how supply and demand may play a role in this complicated equation. Supply Right now, the world’s supply of oil is in dispute. There’s a great deal of conflict surrounding fossil fuels, and some countries are finding it far too expensive to continue using. There are a few issues, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists. First, supplies are difficult to access. Since 1994, drilling for oil on American land has been difficult. There are many environmental concerns with surface drilling. Renewable energy has been viewed as a favorable alternative, but the technology is still new. There is also the problem of where to build, as Peter Banner of Support Resources, Inc. says: “Increasingly, we are seeing both local regulatory and local neighborhood opposition to wind farm development.” That opposition slows development, which means it can’t contribute enough to the baseload. Demand As you can imagine, the baseload in a developed country like the US or China is quite high. It’s even higher in a place like India, where factories are using power inefficient machinery and manual labor in a poorly regulated environment. The baseload for such a populous area exceeds that of the US or China already, and will only get larger as time goes on. As Dev Randhawa of Fission Uranium puts it: “The case for nuclear energy is really the case for keeping the lights on.” Nuclear is one of the only clear ways to provide the energy necessary meet that baseload, without polluting the environment as heavily. It even helps preserve fresh water, as reactors can be cooled with sea water. Final Thoughts Ultimately, we’re left with a hybrid of several fuel sources. Renewables, and potentially fossil fuels, will play a role in the future of energy. However, the backbone may require something like nuclear, which can meet these high demands with fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly...

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Eight ways to save money at Old Navy

Eight ways to save money at Old Navy

Old Navy is an iconic American brand, since its launch in 1994. The retailer offers wallet-friendly clothing from babies to adults. Although the store offers bargain prices, here are a few more ways to save money at Old Navy. Register for text alerts – You can receive $5-$35 discounts by just texting “6046” to 653-689. Like them on Facebook – Once you like them on FB, you will receive notifications on special deals and sales. Pay with a Gap Inc. brand credit card – You can earn 5 points for every dollar you spend at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, and Athleta. Once you earned 500 points, you will receive $5 off your purchase. Ask for a price adjustment – Old Navy will adjust the price of an item if it goes on sale within 14 days. Shop the famous $1 flip-flop sale – This is a one-day event in June and Old Navy is a must visit. Look for prices ending in $0.47 – Prices that end with $0.47, indicate that this is the final markdown price. Therefore, this is the best deal you will be offered. Make your way to the outlet store – The Old Navy outlet store has even lower prices and can be easily located via the Old Navy website. Look for markdowns on Sunday and Monday – These days are the most likely for the store to place items on discounts....

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6 beauty buys celeb makeup artists swear by

6 beauty buys celeb makeup artists swear by

Most makeup artists for celebrities use an array of products, from expensive makeup brands to ordinary drug store labels. This is great news for people who are trying to buy long lasting, good quality makeup without the high price tags. Here are 6 Drugstore beauty buys celeb makeup artists swear by. L’Oréal Voluminous Original Mascara, $5.39 – If you’re looking for volume the L’Oréal Voluminous Original Mascara will always deliver. This mascara will give you that deep black that looks natural and does not smudge easily. Milani Infinite Liquid Eye Liner, $7.99 – This liner doesn’t smudge at all even though it is only a semi-permanent liner. This liquid liner creates an elastic film, that looks wet and is completely waterproof, however it has to be removed with makeup remover. E.L.F Matte Lip Color, $3 – As far as matte lip colour goes, this product is one of the best and the cheapest. It can be used as a lip liner to line your lips for a more defined look. Covergirl Nudes TruNaked Eyeshadow Palette, $11.99 – This palette is silky, warm and long lasting and rivals the more expensive brands. Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator, $12.99 – Mix this illuminator with foundation or alone as a highlighter. Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo Metal 24Hr Cream Gel Eyeshadow, $6.99 – These gel eyeshadows are long lasting and can double as an eyeshadow or an under shadow as a...

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Protect your copy right

Protect your copy right

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Al Capone: A Contemporary Robbin Hood

Al Capone: A Contemporary Robbin Hood

By Samuel Phineas Upham One of the most complicated men to come out of the organized crime era in the 1930s and 40s was Al Capone. He was born in Brooklyn to Italian immigrant parents, and he made his money early using his muscle to be a bouncer for clubs. He became the bodyguard of Johnny Torrio in his twenties, which helped to propel his criminal career. The conflict between a North Side Gang was dramatized in the show Boardwalk Empire. Torrio was almost killed in an exchange with the North Side Gang, which prompted him to retire. Capone, who had worked his way up to earn Torrio’s respect, became the new ring leader. Capone immediately moved on the North Side Gang and took violent control over the city. The Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre would help encourage the people of New York City and Chicago to demand action against gangsters like Capone. Although the odd thing about Capone was that he was usually well-received. He would make public appearances at baseball games and people would cheer for him. Some even went so far as to call him “Robbin Hood”. After the massacre, the Federal authorities became fixated on jailing Capone. They finally managed to catch him evading his taxes in 1931, but jailing him shows no discernible impact on organized crime of the day. He served his time, but developed paresis from his contraction (and lack of treatment) of syphilis. During the last years of his life, he had the mental faculties of a twelve year old. He died of cardiac arrest on January 25th, 1947. About the Author: Samuel Phineas Upham is an investor at a family office/ hedgefund, where he focuses on special situation illiquid investing. Before this position, Phin Upham was working at Morgan Stanley in the Media and Telecom group. You may contact Phin on his Samuel Phineas Upham website or...

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A Brief History of Photography

A Brief History of Photography

By Phin Upham The discovery of the camera obscura was the first time the idea of photography became somewhat close to a reality, albeit one that still had a significant way to go to catch up to where we are today. What the camera obscura taught us is that the manipulation of light can alter the composition of an image, even displaying colors or fine details. It wasn’t until the 1800s that this discovery became anything more than a novelty. Painting and drawing were the dominant art forms, and they seemed to do a fairly decent job of rendering the real. It wasn’t until humans began to shift away from imitating life that we began to seek methods of capturing moments from it. Early photographs, like View From the Window at Les Gras, are best described as “crude”. Partially due to time, these early photographs don’t feature a large amount of detail, so it can be difficult to make out an image unless one is standing at a very specific distance and angle. Colors and details are not as vibrant, and many of these older photographs have experienced discoloration over time. The process of chemical photography was difficult at first, but became popularized in the mid 1800s. The affordability of the photographic portrait made photography something that could be easily commoditized. The time it took to process and develop a photo was significantly shorter than it might take a painter to complete a portrait. Except for some of the inner workings of the camera, and the advent of instant photos from Polaroid, not much changed about the industry until the advent of digital technology. Soon, a moderately priced camera could capture highly detailed images that could be printed anywhere remotely. About the Author: Phin Upham is an investor at a family office/ hedgefund, where he focuses on special situation illiquid investing. Before this position, Phin Upham was working at Morgan Stanley in the Media and Telecom group. You may contact Phin on his Phin Upham website or Twitter...

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