Shibles, for one,told FOLIO: this week he has raised “less than $5 million” in angel financingto get VBM going and continues to look for additional financial partners. Oncethe site goes live, he hopes to launch two more verticals by mid-2009. While online metrics are only sotelling (and accuracy hard to come by), McCracken reported Technologizer.com monthly traffic “in the hundreds ofthousands of page views” in the first six weeks after launching. Waxman’s site, set to go live in January 2009, will usethe closing $500,000 that she acquired in the first round of funding for theonline presence in early August to get the ball rolling. Dvorkin also reportedreceiving undisclosed early-stage funding for his news aggregate site in earlyAugust.And what can Rieva Lesonsky expectfrom her startup venture? While still up in the air, the answer may soon be: legalfees. After launchingSMB Connects, a network that puts small business together with governmentagencies and organizations, Entrepreneur magazine filed a lawsuitagainst Rieva, alleging that the former editorial director stole confidentialinformation – namely, itsfranchise ranking concept, known as the Franchise 500. So much for imitationbeing the highest form of flattery. So far, 2008 has been the year ofgoing it alone. We’ve seen a myriad of editors and assorted big media executives venturingout to pursue dreams of grandeur in their very own new media startups.To review: Harry McCracken stepped down as PCWorld editor in May to launch Technologizer.com; Rieva Lesonsky, formerEntrepreneur editor, left to begin SMBConnects; former New York Times Hollywood reporter Sharon Waxman left thecompany to launch something called the Wrap News, an entertainment Web site; ex-AOLexec Lewis Dvorkin has been quietly working a news aggregation site; and PrescottShibles [pictured], new media vice president at Penton Media, left to begin his ownstartup, Vital Business Media.But since their departure from the “traditionalpublishing” world, where are they now and what can we expect from their newventures?
Share your voice Second, there’s a good chance that the CBD product you’re using contains more than the .3% THC legally allowed. In fact, when Penn Medicine researchers bought CBD products online and then analyzed their ingredients, they found that about one in five contained up to 6.4 mg/ML of THC — high enough to cause impairment. And in 2018, the CDC released a report that found that more than 50 people in Utah were poisoned by CBD products that actually contained synthetic marijuana commonly known as Spice and K2. If you have to take a drug test and use CBDWhile the information here suggests CBD won’t make anyone fail a drug test, there’s no way to guarantee that. The only way to ensure you will pass a drug test is to abstain from using any sort of CBD product.The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives. Comments 11 2:31 Canva You nailed your cover letter and rocked the interview. All that’s standing between you and an awesome new job is a mandatory drug screening. Will that CBD oil you’ve been taking for pain relief cause you to fail the test?This story discusses substances that are legal in some places but not in others and is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You shouldn’t do things that are illegal — this story does not endorse or encourage illegal drug use. How cannabis drug tests work Canva When it comes to marijuana, drug tests typically only screen for THC — the compound in cannabis that gets you “high” — or one of the compounds created when your body metabolizes it. And by law CBD products can only contain up to 0.3% THC. Different types of drug tests have different detection thresholds, but the type you’re most likely to encounter is the “pee test.” To pass a urine drug test, the amount of THC in your body must be below 50 ng/mL. That’s the cutoff recommended federally by the National Institutes of Health and clinically by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, which helps set industry standards for lab certifications. To hit 50 ng/mL of THC, you’d probably have to consume upwards of 2,000 mg of CBD products that contain 0.3% or less of THC, which is much higher than the average person is likely to take. Even in clinical trials and research studies, people are usually only administered 100-800mg/day. So you’re in the clear, right? Not quite. There are two ways you could hit that 50 ng/mL mark.Why CBD might cause you to fail a drug testFirst, THC is fat-soluble, so when you ingest it — especially via edibles or a drop of oil under the tongue — it’s absorbed along with other fats and can be stored in your body’s fatty tissue. Depending on how much CBD (and thus THC), you consume, how often you consume it, your body weight and your diet, it’s possible for THC to accumulate in your body in as little as four to six days and trigger a positive drug test. Research has found that THC can be detectable in your system for up to 30 days, but it’s usually only present in heavy cannabis users after the first week. Now playing: Watch this: Tags The future of medicinal marijuana is personalized pot Wellness read more
IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/1:23Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:23?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … What Is The Momo Challenge? Close Following a verdict from a court in southern Tamil Nadu state to ban popular social app TikTok in India, people are not completely out of options to download the controversial app. After the official listing of TikTok app on Google Play Store and Apple App Store was blocked in India on Wednesday, users who are willing to go extra lengths to download TikTok were not met with disappointment.Firstly, the ban doesn’t seize TikTok from functioning, which means users who already had the app can continue to use it, which means 240 million users are unaffected by the ban. Complying to the court’s order resulted in Google and Apple removing the app from the official app store, whereas users can still get the app from third-party websites. It’s worth pointing out that sideloading an app from a third-party website is only available on Android devices while iOS users will have to wait until the ban is officially lifted.That said, Android users can find plenty of sources hosting the TikTok APK file. The most trusted sites to find the right APK for TikTok are APK Mirror and Apkpure. Users can visit the trusted sites, download TikTok APK by following the site’s instructions and then transfer the file to the phone via USB connection. Users must then go to the location where the APK file is stored and tap on it to install. This way users can successfully run TikTok on their phones and start using it by logging in with your username and password. TikTok, which allows users to create and share short videos with special effects, has become hugely popular in India.ReutersShould you download TikTok?Simply because you can download TikTok doesn’t mean users must go right ahead. There’s a good reason why the TN court ordered a ban on the viral app. TikTok, which allows users to create and share short videos with special effects, is hugely popular in India but received a lot of criticism for encouraging pornography and exposing children to sexual predators.”Banning the app is completely out of sync with today’s time. Even if the app is banned, people can still download them from other sources or by changing their location. We are not understanding the bigger challenge of how to deal with the paradigm. The problem is not with the app but third-party content. Strict action needs to be taken against people publishing such content instead of asking for a blanket ban on apps,” Pavan Duggal, leading cyber law expert, told Live Mint. A general view of the atmosphere during the TikTok US launch celebration at NeueHouse Hollywood on August 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.Joe Scarnici/Getty ImagesBesides the moral reason, downloading TikTok from a third-party source is not recommended. In many cases, this can result in a bait used by hackers to lure users – something that is vetted by Google or Apple before letting the app on respective app stores.TikTok’s fate in India looks bleak right now, but its owner ByteDance is confident the ban isn’t permanent. The next court hearing is scheduled for April 24.”We welcome the decision of the Madras High Court to appoint Arvind Datar as Amicus Curae (independent counsel) to the court. We have faith in the Indian judicial system and we are optimistic about an outcome,” the company spokesperson said. read more
India is going to install Israel-developed fencing system along the border with Bangladesh to quickly stop any ‘infiltration attempt’, reports PTI.India’s Border Security Force (BSF) has acquired from Israel a ‘quick response team’ mechanism which, according to the report, strikes when the CCTV-powered control room detects any intrusion or suspicious activities.The BSF is implementing a project styled ‘comprehensive integrated border management system (CIBMS) part of the Narendra Modi government’s plan to completely seal the Indo-Pak and India-Bangladesh borders in the next few years, writes PTI.”There is going to be a paradigm shift in our operational preparedness,” BSF director general KK Sharma was quoted to have said.”As of now, we patrol from point-A to point-B (along the border). What we are now planning is to shift to a QRT (quick reaction team)-based system and a number of new technologies which have not been tried so far are being tested.”The PTI report said the system will be set up at ‘porous patches’ at Tripura, West Bengal and Dhubri (Assam) along the Indo-Bangla border.”Now, we have softwares which are in a position to detect any intrusion or any change in the scenario and create an alarm,” the DG was quoted to have said.He reportedly detailed that n automatic alarm will indicate the exact place where this intrusion (at the border) is taking place or an attempt is being made or something is being seen.”Once we get the alarm, we will zoom our night vision cameras on that and when we come to know what is happening, we will be able to neutralise the threat. This is the idea,” PTI quoted Sharma as saying.He reportedly added, the system, of smart fences and surveillance methods, is from the state-of-the-art technologies being used in Israel.”In fact, we will have the latest versions of all those things that are being used there (Israel).” read more
The authorities of Bangladesh Railway start selling advance train tickets on Friday at Kamalapur station. Photo: Prothom AloThe authorities of Bangladesh Railway have started selling advance train tickets on Friday ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, reports UNB.Several hundred holidaymakers standing in long queues were seen collecting tickets for 10 June journey at Kamalapur railway station on the first day of advance train tickets sale.Each passenger will be able to buy a maximum of four tickets.Tickets for 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 June will be available on 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 June respectively.Besides, the return tickets for the journey of 19 June will be available on 10 June and that for 20 June on 11 June, for 21 June on June 12, for 22 June on 13 June and for 23 June on 14 June and for 24 June on 15 June. read more
To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /50:05 On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: A major ruling from the Supreme Court is a big win for sports gamblers — in other states. Experts say, here in Texas, there’s still a long way to go before sports betting is a reality. We learn more about the ruling.Then, a new report says Houston can’t rely on the return of oil jobs lost in the recent downturn. News 88.7’s Travis Bubenik tells us what that means for the city’s economic future.Also this hour: We continue our 4th annual State of Houston series with an update on the state of traffic and transportation in Houston from News 88.7’s Gail Delaughter. We learn about a summit addressing sexual harassment. And Houston writer Katherine Center talks about her new novel How To Walk Away.WATCH: Today’s Houston Matters 360-Degree Facebook Live Video.We also offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Share X Listen read more