Many of us include coffee in our morning routines and some of us keep our pots brewing all day long. If you fall into this category then you will love the results of this new 16-year study. Drinking coffee can lead to a longer lifespan by reducing the risk of kidney disease, cancer, stroke, heart disease, and diabetes.
185,000 Americans were studied ranging from Latinos, white, African-American, and Asian. All of which had the same results whether they drank regular or decaffeinated coffee. Results were updated every five years and the data always remained consistent. Even more, those who drank three or four cups of coffee each day opposed to those who did not show an 18% decrease in chance of death. Read the reviews at dietspotlight.com.
When associating health with coffee, one of the best brands to keep in mind is Organo Gold. They specialize in not only coffee but also latte drinks, hot cocoa, and various types of tea. All of these drinks include ganoderma lucidum, which is a mushroom that can help fight cancer, protect your liver, and even help with arthritis. Watch this video on Youtube.
Organo Gold also has a wide variety of body management and personal care products as well, one that I really like is their rich chocolate shake mix that can help with weight loss. It has plenty of protein, vitamins, minerals, as well as the ganoderma mushroom. You can even purchase soap and toothpaste from Organo Gold that includes the ganoderma ingredient. The options are limitless.
If you were like us, then you spent the summer of 2016 outside with your eyes locked on your phone as you captured as many Pokemon as possible in Pokemon Go. Developed by Niantic, Pokemon Go became a resounding success and a true game-changer for the mobile market. Augmented reality has begun to showcase itself as a viable platform for major IPs to take their product on the road. Now, it looks like Harry Potter is getting its own Pokemon Go styled augmented reality experience, and the investment money is truly rolling in.
Niantic Labs announced their new Harry Potter augmented reality title just over a week ago and since then the title has been gaining massive attention from investors everywhere. Through the Wall Street Journal, it was announced that Harry Potter: Wizards Unite had already found nearly $200 million in Series B venture capital funding. Niantic will be utilizing this money in order to further the world of augmented reality. Fans of Pokemon Go and Harry Potter should be ecstatic that Niantic isn’t willfully sticking to their wheelhouse. Instead, it appears that the company is intent on pushing technology forward in order to change the platform forever.
Niantic Labs used to be owned by Google but now the company is standing alone and rising as a result. Niantic Labs saw several major investors come to the table during their Series B investing, including Spark Capital, Meritech, and Javelin Venture Capital. With more companies working alongside Niantic Labs, it appears that Niantic CEO John Hanke has more in mind than just launching another piece of IP. Niantic Labs has a very real chance to fundamentally change the world of mobile gaming forever, and if they are successful then this could mean that there will be a complete proprietary change to the way we use our phones. We’re rooting for Niantic to bring some magic out with Wizards Unite. The question begs to be asked, will they succeed or enter a sophomore slump?
Although the game has waned from being popular among mainstream news cycles, “Pokémon Go” will be offering its players the chance to capture another legendary Pokémon. The blazing phoenix-like Ho-Oh will now make appearance during raid battles., Niantic’s go-to method for bringing players in touch with legendary Pokémon like Mewtwo and the trio of birds that serve as mascots for the game’s three teams.
While raid battles are group encounters that have up to 20 players teaming up to tackle one super-powerful Pokémon, the mention of a Ho-Oh raid seems relatively unforeseen. Those unfamiliar with Niantic’s social media presence or who fail to keep up with the screen dedicated to sensing raids would easily miss this news. As befits a creature of its majesty and scarcity, raid encounters with the blazing bird of legend will not be around for very long. To be specific, Ho-Oh raids will only be operable from now until the 12th day of December this year.
Any player seeking to capture Ho-Oh during a raid must first obtain a Raid Pass item within the game. This item can be acquired either from going to a gym or by purchasing a Premium Raid Pass from the in-app store. Once a raid battle begins, all participating players must defeat a “Raid Boss” within a 5 minute time limit. Upon defeating the Raid Boss players can see a Pokémon egg that will hatch once the 5 minute counter reaches 0:00. In addition to the chance to get rare and unique pokemon, players can also receive free items like Potions, Berries and “Technical Machines.” Raid battles were one feature added to the game during a massive update in June 2017.
Pokémon Go’s inception can be traced back to a partnership April Fools’ Day joke in 2014 between Nintendo, The Pokémon Company and Google Earth. After several test runs in limited regions, the first build of the complete game was released in July of 2016.
GameStop has seen their stock drastically drop over the last few years as digital video games become increasing more popular. A large set of video game fans are simply unwilling to go to a physical store to buy a game when they can download it directly to their console without ever leaving their home. GameStop is looking to combat the rise of digital downloads by offering a new subscription rental service later this year.
The new service offered by GameStop is called Power Pass, and it will allow subscribers to rent an unlimited amount of pre-owned games from their local GameStop store for a period of six months. Sign ups for the GameStop Power Pass program will begin on November 19, and it will cost everyone an upfront fee of $60. You must sign up before the end of January 2018 if you want to take part in the new rental service. A GameStop PowerUp Rewards account is also needed in order to sign up.
Everyone that signs up for Power Pass will get to take home one pre-owned video game from their local GameStop store when the program begins. You can then exchange that game for another pre-owned game at any time. There are no restrictions on exchanges, so you can get a new game every day if you desired. There are also no restrictions on the games that can be rented with Power Pass. If the pre-owned game is sitting on the store shelves, then you can take it home with your Power Pass subscription. It does not matter if it is a new release for the PS4 or a classic game from the original Xbox. Once the six-month program is over, you will get to keep the last game you rented.
GameStop ran a similar program for three months this summer in select cities, and it looks like it was a success. This is a great deal for both parties involved. Video game fans get to enjoy six months of endless games for a low price, and GameStop is finding a way to monetize their large used game inventory.
David Giertz is a finical expert. David has over 30 years in the finical industry with providing strategies and other finical advice in order to obtain wealth. David is also a Certified Business Coach with WABC. He has several accomplishments under his belt. Under his leadership, he has certified more than 100 people as business coaches. David has recently retired from being the President at Nationwide Financial’s sales and distribution organization. Since retiring, David has volunteered finical advice for the younger adults.
The first step to stay on track for retirement is to plan early. David recommends everyone to be aware of all bills that they may have. He always recommends that all debts like car note, credit cards, student loans, and all other bills are paid off as soon as possible. As soon as your debts are paid off, more saved money will be able to go toward retirement savings.
Another tip that David Giertz gave is to have multiple sources of income. If you already have a job David recommends that you also pick up another hobby or something that you enjoy doing to generate extra income. All of the money earned from your side gig can be money that is saved for retirement.
The last tip that David Giertz offered to Millennials is to take advantage of compound interest. With compound interest, you will be able to save more money than you would be able to do with a 401k. The key is starting early. The earlier you start, the more money you will be able to earn from the money that is invested. Also with compound interest, money is already taxed before deposits are even made. Once you actually retire, you will have access to your money taxed free. Following these tips will defiantly put you on the right track for retirement.
OSI Group is one of the largest suppliers of food products to the broader parts of the United States as well as other parts of the globe. The firm has its headquarters in Aurora, Illinois and has over the past years sparked a significant growth in its operations. The company has established a number of services both globally and locally, thanks to the excellent leadership skills exercised by its management team. The firm has emerged to be one of the best food production companies in the world and impressed many individuals due to its ability to outdo the many food production companies in the market.
OSI Group is currently carrying its operations in over seventeen countries and is always looking forward towards establishing more of its affiliates in the broader parts of the world. Among the protein products that the firm produces include meat burgers, pork burgers, meat pies, and many more. Most of the products of OSI group are usually sold and distributed in most supermarkets as well as retail shops, while others are sold to restaurants where they can be prepared for the firm’s customers. The large establishment of the company in the broader parts of the country has seen its products receive a high demand as well as massive sales due to their affordability and availability. The company has always strived to offer its protein products to customers at affordable rates for them to purchase and reduce the cost of cooking.
OSI Group also employs high standards of hygiene when it comes to the manufacture of their products and the firm has always strived to ensure that the products are safe and free contamination that may lead to spread of severe diseases to their consumers. Besides the caution used in the manufacture of the products, the firm has also partnered with some prestigious technological companies that provide them with today’s most modern equipment as well as machines to use in the manufacture of their goodies. Most of the material that the firm uses are of a high standard and ensure the safety of their employees as well as the products being manufactured. The considerable success exercised by the company has seen a significant number of individuals accredit its management team and investors from other firms also strive to emulate their operation and business strategies to ensure that their companies establish their operations. The company has also purchased a food plant in Chicago, Europe, and looks towards expanding its services in the coming years.
OSI Group info: www.crunchbase.com/organization/osi-group#/entity
While Destiny 2 released with quite a bit of excitement, that hubbub has died down a bit this fall. It appears developer Bungie is trying it’s best to make sure it resurrects that excitement. It also wants to make sure as many people as possible can get their hands on the game, or at least a version of the game. Bungie has long talked about releasing a trial version of Destiny 2 and now that trial version is officially live.
The trial launched on November 28 on the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One and PC. Players who want to check out the Destiny 2 trail can download it through one of those consoles, or they can get it through their Battle.net downloader. This is one of the interesting things about how Bungie has brought the game to the market. Both the trial and the full game have gone through Blizzard’s PC service. It is one of the only games on the market these days that you can get through Blizzard’s software that isn’t a Blizzard product.
This is especially interesting considering Blizzard has at least a bit of competition with Destiny 2 when it comes to its First-Person shooter, Overwatch. While Overwatch and Destiny 2 are not totally the same kind of game, it’s interesting to see the handshake agreement that is going on between the two developers.
As you might expect, this trail version isn’t going to give you the full Destiny 2 experience. There is one campaign mission you can try out on the European Dead Zone map. You can also run around the Dead Zone and Titan maps and just get into skirmishes around the world like you might if you have completed the campaign in the main game. The game also allows for players to try out the multiplayer options such as the Crucible. You may also join a clan and try out a fireteam. You can also progress your character up to level seven.
There has been a bad power-creep over the years relating to the increase in price and reduction in ‘finished product’ quality regarding the video game industry. This has largely been due to the rise of DLC and the prominence of ‘pay to win’ style schemes. EA has been one of the most notable offenders and they’ve come under particular scrutiny for their work on the ‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’ beta release. The problem, fans argued, was that EA was putting too much emphasis on the Loot Crate concept and it was turning off fans who didn’t want to effectively pay for a game every time that they played it. EA finally went public, addressing those concerns.
It was EA CEO Andrew Wilson that took to the public forum in order to comment on the rise of loot crates, paying to win, and how fans are reacting to the concepts. Wilson said in a conference call, “We are engaged in that conversation, engaging with our player son a daily basis as we think about that.” Wilson’s words weren’t particularly strong and they definitely won’t tide the anger that has been building up in the hearts, and wallets, of gamers around the globe. Wilson went on to highlight the ‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ sequel as an example of how they are engaging in more fair practice with consumers. He pointed out that all DLC in ‘Battlefront II’ will be released for free instead of hiding behind a ‘season pass’ style offering.
EA has consistently come out to say the right things regarding the problem surrounding pay to win gaming. Their goal, ostensibly and according to Wilson, is to create “Balance and fairness inside of gameplay”. Whether this is lip-service or a genuine gesture remains to be seen, but you can rest assured that gamers will be paying close attention.
Children education is one of the most important factors for any city and the city of Rio de Janeiro tried to enhance its education facilities by creating 20000 new place in day care centers and 40000 new place in preschools by 2020.The city plans to get funding through Public-Private Partnership to carry out the construction and maintenance of facilities in the city. Felipe Montoro Jens is a specialist in infrastructure projects says that the project is currently on the feasibility studies phase and is well on track. Felipe Montoro hails the mayor for his efforts in improving the education facilities even before he rose to the position of mayor.
Felipe Montoro Jens also explains the role of The International Finance Corporation in the project. They hired the institution to provide expert advice in the modelling of projects, they have the financial resources and global experience to help partners they might encounter when carrying out development projects. Felipe Montoro Jens believes that having the institution on board in the project is really beneficial because of the experience they bring on board. The Institution will also advice on another public lighting project in Rio de Janeiro.
Felipe Montoro Jens has a long history in infrastructure projects such as this one. He has served as director in many companies and this has helped build his experience in the infrastructure development industry. He has be able to raise over $1.5 billion to finance long term investment project and this shows his dedication to growing the infrastructure in Brazil.
Through the Public Private Partnership model, he started a company to invest in public schools, sport arenas and other social amenities. His company comprises about 7 directors and employs about 350 people which is an amazing effort with the high levels of unemployment recently witnessed. Felipe Montoro Jens also specializes in elimination of waste and has helped government and even corporations to deal with waste.
For as long as we have been following the video game industry, the character Mario has been prevalent and sitting at center stage. Mario is a larger-than-life video game icon despite his humble origins as a platforming plumber. Nintendo has made sure to continually bring their mega-character into every iteration of their newest consoles and in doing so they’ve kept us feeling young at heart. Most recently we saw Mario take center stage once again on the Nintendo Switch in what is, perhaps, the most hyped game of the year: ‘Super Mario Odyssey’
Returning to the gaming world with Mario is as graceful and enjoyable as it ever was. There is something intrinsically pleasing about the bright colors, excited and unique music, and the simple task of saving Princess Peach. Even though so much is familiar in ‘Odyssey’ there is still so much that feels different, new and exciting. In ‘Odyssey’ your goal is ultimately to rescue Princess Peach from the evil grasp of Bowser but it is being done by way of your hunt for the elusive Power Moons. These Power Moons are a riff off of the traditional star system that past Mario titles have pursued. As you hunt for these Power Moons you will travel across a wide variety of different levels, exploring every conceivable landscape that you can imagine. Along the way, you’ll utilize new transformations, fight larger than life opponents, and collect a number of different items.
The power in ‘Odyssey’ isn’t that it is, perhaps, the best ‘Mario’ title released in the past decade. The power in ‘Odyssey’ is that it is a potent blend of nostalgia that you can uncork and imbibe at any point in time, supposing you own the title and a Nintendo Switch. So long as Nintendo keeps doing our favorite plumber justice, we’ll keep lining up.