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PIMCO's CEO explains how the asset manager is using both machine learning and Bernanke himself when trying to predict how the Federal Reserve will change interest rates

Manny Roman, CEO of $1.7 trillion PIMCO, doesn't expect every technology project to go well – in fact, some of them will "miserably fail," he said at a recent financial conference.  PIMCO is experimenting with machine learning, among other technology initiatives. The firm's found some things that work – mortgage models based on machine learning, for example – and some that don't, such as predicting metrics like the Consumer Price Index that aren't money makers.  "You've got to be able to do th...
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PIMCO's CEO explains how the asset manager is using machine learning and Ben Bernanke to predict how the Federal Reserve will change interest rates

Manny Roman, CEO of $1.7 trillion PIMCO, doesn't expect every technology project to go well – in fact, some of them will "miserably fail," he said at a recent financial conference.  PIMCO is experimenting with machine learning, among other technology initiatives. The firm's found some things that work – mortgage models based on machine learning, for example – and some that don't, such as predicting metrics like the Consumer Price Index that aren't money makers.  "You've got to be able to do th...
Tags: China, US, Trends, Chicago, Pimco, Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve, Blackrock, Business Insider, Fed, Jpmorgan, Ben Bernanke, Roman, Morningstar Investment Conference, Pagaya, Silicon Valley BlackRock


Best places to eat near Vatican City

There are a handful of religious sites around the world that every traveler should see, regardless of their beliefs or background. Vatican City is one of those. While you walk on the holy cobblestones, however, you’re far more likely to hear echoes of vendors barking “tickets” and “skip the line” than you are to hear angels singing soothing melodies. But if you know where to look, the Roman area around the Vatican offers secluded beauty, incredible food, and locations where you can take some ...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Italy, Vatican, Vatican City, Piazza, Zagreb, All, Don, Roman, Castel Sant, Michelangelo, Tiber River, Augustus, St Peter 's Square, Bronte


PIMCO's CEO highlights 4 tech areas he's boosting and what keeps him up at night

PIMCO CEO Manny Roman said he's investing significantly in four technology areas: pre-trade analytics, cybersecurity, cloud migration, and disaster recovery. Even though he said the $1.7 trillion asset manager is doing well compared with its peers in tech, he said he can't invest enough, since new entrants could be a step ahead.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The CEO of one of the biggest asset managers spends a lot of time and money on technology – but he admitted his e...
Tags: Microsoft, US, Trends, Chicago, Pimco, Las Vegas, Amazon Web Services, Blackrock, Jpmorgan, Morningstar, Roman, Google Amazon, Newport Beach California, Pagaya, Silicon Valley BlackRock, Manny Roman


Board Question #92164: I've been thinking about the rise and fall of civilizations. ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,I've been thinking about the rise and fall of civilizations. Rome, Greece, and the like. The pattern seems to be that a fall comes because of complacency and decadence; if you see something different, I'd like to hear another angle. I worry that America may be on the same path. 243 years we've stood, now possibly at the invisible precipice of our end.My question here is: has any major civilization been able to avert its end? Broken the cycle, or at least forestalled its do...
Tags: America, Rome, United States, Roman, Roman Empire, Daron Acemoglu, James A Robinson, Western Empire, Rome Greece, Patrick Wyman Wyman


Whicker: Danny Roman brings it back home in title fight against T.J. Doheny

Danny Roman has been a world champion for a year now. His life has changed. He says his identity hasn’t. “There are a lot more cousins I didn’t know I had,” Roman said, laughing alongside Eddie Gonzalez, his trainer and manager. He had just come down from a makeshift ring at Muscle Beach on Tuesday, having sparred against the wind for a few minutes as a DJ and a ring announcer sounded off. It’s all part of Matchroom Boxing’s promotion of Friday night’s fights. Roman hasn’t done this long enough ...
Tags: Japan, Australia, Boston, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Ireland, Forum, Kings, Boxing, Dropkick Murphys, Khan, Gennady Golovkin, Lakers, Bondi Beach


Rome's 'Holy Stairs' bared for first time in 300 years

Rome's "Holy Stairs," which some Catholics believe were climbed by Jesus in Jerusalem, have been uncovered from a protective wooden casing for the first time in nearly three centuries and restored. The 28 marble steps will remain bare temporarily for devout pilgrims to climb on their knees with direct contact with the stone until they are covered again in June. According to tradition, the stairs, known as the "Scala Sancta," were part of Pontius Pilate's palace in Jerusalem and brought to Rome...
Tags: Science, Jerusalem, Rome, Jesus, Roman, Pontius Pilate, Constantine, St Helen, Scala Sancta


'Holy Stairs' Opened for 1st Time in Nearly 300 Years. But Did Jesus Really Climb Them?

Over the past week, several news outlets have reported that the "Holy Stairs" -- said to have been climbed by Jesus on his way to face trial -- have been restored and reopened in Rome.Yes, the stairs are restored, the wooden casing covering them has been removed for the first time in nearly 300 years, and they will remain open until June 9. But experts told Live Science that it's highly unlikely Jesus actually climbed these stairs.The Holy Stairs (also known as the Scala Sancta or Scala Sant...
Tags: Science, Jerusalem, Rome, Palestine, Jesus, University of Oxford, Smith, Jesus Christ, Herod, Israel Palestine, University Of North Carolina, Geary, Roman, Pontius Pilate, Helena, Pilate


Best things to see and do in Tunisia

A trip to Tunisia promises a first-hand look at a country proud of where it stands in the region and in the world. Tunisians, who had massive street protests and an attack at their famed art and history museum in the last decade, have entered an era of peace that is, as hope here has it, built on the idea of moving beyond the corruption that brought on the Arab Spring. Tunisia is rich in history, most easily experienced through the vibrant flavors of the country’s Arabic and North African cui...
Tags: Travel, Google, Texas, France, Africa, Turkey, Morocco, Paris, Italy, Middle East, Dubai, Algeria, Tunisia, Istanbul, Mediterranean, Sahara Desert


Where to go in Portugal

Reasons to visit Portugal are innumerable. Some are obvious, like the world-class wines sold at local groceries for little more than the cost of a tram ticket in Lisbon; others are lesser-known, like the country’s wealth of stunning libraries and the places in Porto and Coimbra that inspired details in Harry Potter. It’s hard to go wrong in one of the safest, oldest, and most scenic countries in Europe, but certain travelers are undoubtedly better suited to certain spots. Here are the top pla...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Spain, Unesco, Atlantic, Portugal, Harry Potter, Venice, Porto, Ibiza, Lisbon, Flores, All, Azores, Sintra, Praia




Roman Kemp, Vick Hope and Sonny Jay to go national on Capital

Capital’s new networked breakfast show has been confirmed as Roman Kemp, Vick Hope and Sonny Jay – the current presenters for Capital Breakfast in London. The London show will replace all local and regional breakfast shows in England – as previously announced – on April 8th. Roman, Vick and Sonny will replace Dave & Miranda on Capital Brighton, Jono & Emily on Capital South Coast, Rob & Matilda on Capital Birmingham, Dino, Pete & Tyles on Capital East Midlands, Rob Ellis, Rachel Burke-Davies & ...
Tags: UK, England, London, Top, Wales, Scotland, Global, People, Industry, Radio, Manchester, Capital, East Midlands, South Wales, Programmes, Graeme Smith


Ancient Phallic Graffiti Wasn’t For Laughs

A very familiar symbol has been discovered near Hadrian’s Wall (aka Hadrian’s Wall) in Cumbria, England—only this one dates back to 207 AD. The penis-shaped drawing isn’t just juvenile scribbling, however. According to archeologists from Newcastle University, these images are common and used to adorn doorways, walls and jewelry during the Roman Era (753 BC to 476 AD) and symbolized good fortune—and power. “Phallus graffiti, …
Tags: England, Design, History, Culture, Archaeology, Graffiti, Newcastle University, Roman, Cumbria England, Hadrian, Phallic, Roman Era


History’s Heroic Failures

I like to keep you up to date when I read a book I think is worth your time. I’m now reading Marc Morris’s The Norman Conquest, which is very good. I recommend it. At the simplest level it’s just a good read on a subject of immense historical importance and one with sufficient drama to allow a good writer to keep the reader engaged. But what I really like about it is how Morris approaches a comparatively ancient period with the uncertainty of our knowledge not simply addressed or hinted at but m...
Tags: England, London, News, Congress, France, Iraq, Russia, Israel, US, Jerusalem, Turkey, Syria, Rome, West, United States, Egypt


Hot startups like Hims and Roman are marketing Viagra to young men online, but their approach raises 2 big questions

New telemedicine companies like Hims and Roman have sprung up, offering online prescriptions for Viagra and other erectile dysfunction medications.  That erectile dysfunction can be a sign of other, more worrying health problems, particularly in younger men, is well-established among physicians.  One doctor worries about losing the "window of opportunity" to tackle health problems like heart conditions if men are getting care online rather than in a doctor's office.  Roman's CEO, a Hims medica...
Tags: Trends, Pfizer, North America, Columbia, Business Insider, Roman, PLOS Medicine, Stahl, Sexual Medicine Society, AUA, Meg Tirrell, mRNA, Peter Stahl, Reitano, American Urological Association, Lemonaid Health


The History of Ancient Greece in 18 Minutes: A Brisk Primer Narrated by Brian Cox

Ancient Greece never existed. Before you click away, fearing a truly brazen attempt at historical revisionism, let's put that statement in context. Ancient Greece "was no state with an established border or capital, but rather a multitude of distinct and completely independent cities." So says the video above, "Ancient Greece in 18 Minutes," which makes historical corrections — and often humorous ones — to that and a variety of other common misperceptions about perhaps the main civilizat...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, Greece, College, History, Rome, Yale, Athens, Brian Cox, Parthenon, Seoul, Romans, Cox, Facebook Twitter, Sparta, Roman


Saying No To An Engagement Ring Didn't Make Me Less Engaged

“Look, Roman got engaged,” said Peach, my then boyfriend, now husband, while showing me a photo of a woman’s left hand displaying a diamond engagement ring as she held her fiancé’s hand. I looked closer at the photo and saw that Roman was wearing a ring, too.“Is Roman wearing an engagement ring?!” I asked, excitedly.“No, that’s the family ring he wears. It’s his right hand,” Peach said.“Oh, but would you ever consider wearing an engagement ring?” I asked.“No way, that’s weird,” he answered quic...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York City, Peach, Roman, Erin Lowry, Secret Bank Account Financial Infidelity?I


Athens Day 2: Hadrian's Library

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Tags: Travel, Greece, History, Museum, Culture, Tourism, Athens, Greek, Francis, Empire, Civilisation, Ancient, Roman, Hadrian, Ruin


All about Cornish pasties

Many cuisines have a dish that consists of a sweet or savory filling wrapped in a bread shell. Empanadas, for example, are found throughout Portugal, Spain, and much of Latin America, and calzones, though usually larger, serve a similar purpose in Italy. Arguably the most fervently loved version of this portable filled-bread food category, however, is the pasty. The pasty (rhymes with “nasty”) is a traditional workingman’s meal from Cornwall, England. It’s traditionally made with beef, diced ...
Tags: Travel, UK, US, Italy, Wisconsin, Finland, Cornwall, Michigan, Latin America, Joe, All, Marquette, Roman, Upper Peninsula, Cornish, Calumet


5 Couples Put Long-Wear Lipstick To The Ultimate Test

Photographed by Sharokh Mirzai. Lipstick can be incredibly sexy — until you get to the actual sex part. Unless you're planting a cautious peck — which is about as exciting and passionate as it sounds — the stuff gets everywhere. But an array of extreme long-wear lipsticks claim to withstand your raunchiest makeout sessions — with one even promising to last through 90 kisses (which might be a little excessive, but maybe that's just us).We enlisted five real couples to swipe 'em on, make out,...
Tags: Facebook, Coco, Fashion, Music, New York, New York City, Walmart, Power, Sydney, Mars, Bronx, Sephora, Lucas, Harlem, Central Park, Bushwick


Models of Purity: St. Thomas Aquinas’s Devotion to St. Agnes

St. Thomas Aquinas’s feast day (January 28) is the octave day of the feast of St. Agnes (January 21). While this may seem inconsequential, there are many points of connection between these two great saints. First, they are both from central Italy: St. Agnes from Rome and St. Thomas from just south, Aquino, between Rome and Naples. Second, they both were from influential aristocratic families, Agnes from a noble Roman family and Aquinas from a mixed Germanic and Italian family, related to the Hol...
Tags: Featured, Church, Religion, Rome, Italy, Jesus, Purity, Saints, Naples, Thomas, Mary, Lucca, Roman, St Thomas, Agnes, Thomas Aquinas


Peneda-Gerês is the only national park in Portugal. And it’s incredible.

Peneda-Gerês is the single greatest national park in Portugal. It wins on a technicality, being that it’s the country’s only national park. But there’s a certain magic to the mountains and valleys of northern Portugal where Peneda-Gerês lies, snuggled up against Spain, that makes calling it the greatest feel apt nonetheless. Gerês, as it’s known locally, spans roughly 270 square miles of oak and pine forests, granite cliffs, peat bogs, marshes, rivers, and lagoons between the Castro Laboreiro...
Tags: Travel, Spain, National Parks, Portugal, Porto, Braga, All, Roman, Campo, Santa Maria, Vila, São Bento, Viana, Rolf, Homem, visiting Portugal


Decapitated Skeletons, with Heads Between Their Legs, Unearthed in Roman Cemetery

The discovery of a Roman cemetery in England has archaeologists scratching their heads, mainly because about 40 percent of the bodies buried there are missing theirs. Well, not missing, exactly. Of the 52 skeletons discovered in the fourth-century A.D. cemetery, 17 had been decapitated. And almost every head was resting between its owner's legs or feet. It's unclear why these decapitations happened, but "this appears to be a careful funeral rite that may be associated with a particula...
Tags: England, Science, Israel, Roman, Gaul, Suffolk England, Peachey, Great Whelnetham, Roman Cemetery, Andy Peachey, Archaeological Solutions


Nancy Grace Roman, ‘mother’ of the Hubble telescope, dies at 93

Nancy Grace Roman, who began working with NASA in 1959 and is credited as a major force behind the effort fund and deploy the Hubble Space Telescope, passed away on December 25th at the age of 93. She was a pioneer in science and the space industry, becoming the very first woman executive within NASA as well as the agency's first chief of astronomy. Roman's incredible efforts to push NASA to new frontiers is still felt today, and even though Hubble launched over a decade after she retir...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Hubble, Hubble Space Telescope, Roman, Nancy Grace Roman


Nancy Grace Roman, 'Mother Of Hubble' Space Telescope, Has Died, At Age 93

Russell Lewis, writing for NPR: When Nancy Grace Roman was a child, her favorite object to draw was the moon. Her mother used to take her on walks under the nighttime sky and show her constellations, or point out the colorful swirls of the aurora. Roman loved to look up at the stars and imagine. Eventually, her passion for stargazing blossomed into a career as a renowned astronomer. Roman was one of the first female executives at NASA, where she served as the agency's first chief of astronomy. K...
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Nancy Roman, ‘Mother of the Hubble’ Telescope, Dies at 93

As NASA’s chief of astronomy, Dr. Roman was the first woman in a leadership position at the agency and oversaw planning for the Hubble Space Telescope.
Tags: News, Nasa, Nancy Grace, Hubble Space Telescope, Roman, Nancy Roman, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Deaths (Obituaries, Space and Astronomy


Pamukkale Hot Springs In Southwest Turkey And The Greco-Roman City Of Hierapolis

One of the most surreal places in the world is the Pamukkale Hot Springs and the ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Hierapolis. Located in southwestern Turkey, the thermal springs on the site have brought travelers to the area since ancient times. Conservation and preservation of Pamukkale and Hierapolis have intensified since a World Heritage Site designation in 1988. Pamukkale has been famous as a destination, as a natural wonder for well over two millennium. The modern designation in Turkish...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Turkey, Rome, United States, Pluto, Istanbul, Pamukkale, Izmir, Roman, Hierapolis, Severus, Justinian, Caracalla, BCE, Holy City


"In the flickering light of the campfire, you can’t do much that requires keen eyesight like sewing or making tools, but you can chat away across the flickering flames."

"This is nicely illustrated by what South African San Bushmen talk about around their campfires. When anthropologist Polly Wiesner listened in on their conversations, she found that daytime conversations typically consisted of boring factual topics and discussions of trading agreements with neighbours, but evening conversations were invariably about social topics or involved storytelling and jokes.... So, if you want to know the secret of a long and happy life... the important thing is to take ...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Law, Relationships, Wikipedia, Poetry, Rome, Conversation, Drinking, John, Financial Times, Roman, Ibsen, Paul Johnson, Jaltcoh, Ann Althouse


Nancy Grace Roman, involved with Hubble telescope, dies

GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP) — Nancy Grace Roman, the first woman to hold an executive position at NASA and who helped with development of the Hubble Space Telescope, has died. Laura Verreau, a cousin, confirmed Thursday that Roman died on Christmas Day after a prolonged illness. She was 93. The NASA webpage said Roman was the […]
Tags: Science, News, Nasa, Nation, Hubble Space Telescope, Roman, Germantown, Md AP, Nancy Grace Roman, Laura Verreau


Best ice skating rinks outside NYC

Much like with great pizza and bad taxi drivers, Christmastime ice skating isn’t limited to New York City. Sure, many of us grew up watching images of people gleefully gliding by in the background of The Today Show and thought, “Man, if only I was willing to pay three-quarters of my paycheck in rent, I, too, could have a scenic outdoor place to ice skate!” But you don’t have to — cities around the country have gotten into the urban skating game, as have national parks and even some beachfront...
Tags: Travel, New York, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Colorado, California, Boston, US, America, New Hampshire, Washington Dc, Portsmouth, NHL, North America, Santa, Usa Today