Politico, known as The Politico, is an American political opinion company based in Arlington County, that covers politics and policy in the United States and internationally. It distributes content through its website, printed newspapers and podcasts, its coverage in Washington, D. C. includes the U. S. Congress, the media, the presidency. John F. Harris and Jim VandeHei left The Washington Post to become Politico's editor-in-chief and executive editor, respectively. With the financial backing of Robert L. Allbritton, the pair launched the website on January 23, 2007, their first hire was Mike Allen, a writer for Time, Frederick J. Ryan Jr. served as its first president and chief executive officer. From the beginning, journalists covering political campaigns for Politico carried a video camera to each assignment, they were encouraged to promote their work elsewhere. By 2008, Politico received more than three million unique visits per month. In September 2008, The New York Times reported that Politico would expand its operations following the 2008 presidential election: "fter Election Day, will add reporters, Web engineers and other employees.

Between the 2008 and 2012 elections, Politico's staff more than tripled in size. Notable additions included two political commentators, Michael Kinsley and Joe Scarborough, as opinion writers. In 2009, the web pages shortened their name from The Politico to more Politico. In 2011, Politico began to focus more on long-form news analysis; this shift in coverage received further support in June 2013 with the hiring of Susan Glasser to oversee "opinion from prominent outside voices" and "long-form storytelling." In September 2014, Glasser was tapped to serve as Politico's new editor, following the resignation of Richard Berke the previous month. VandeHei was named Politico's new CEO in October 2013. Under his leadership, Politico continued to grow: in 2014 alone, it expanded revenues by 25%. By 2016, Politico had nearly 500 employees worldwide. Amidst reports of tensions, VandeHei and Allen announced that they would leave Politico after the 2016 presidential election. Allbritton was named as CEO in Vandehei's stead.

In April 2017, Politico announced that investment banker Patrick Steel would succeed Allbritton as CEO, effective May 8. On June 25, 2007, Mike Allen launched a daily early-morning email newsletter. Within a few years, the newsletter had attained a large readership amongst members of the D. C. community. By 2016, over 100,000 people – including "insiders, outsiders and journalists, senators and would-be presidents" – read Playbook daily. Multiple commentators credit Allen and Playbook with influencing the substance and tone of the rest of the national political news cycle. Daniel Lippman joined Politico in June 2014, in large part to assist Allen with Playbook. Upon Allen's departure in July 2016, Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman joined Lippman to assume Playbook-writing duties. In March 2017, Politico announced the creation of a second, mid-day edition of Playbook – entitled "Playbook Power Briefing" – written by the same people who authored the morning edition. In 2017, a weekly sponsorship of Playbook cost between $50,000 and $60,000.

Politico Pro launched in 2010. With 100 reporters at its disposal, Politico Pro provides in-depth coverage of over a dozen major topic areas; the service charges its readers by topic area, with the costs running well over $1,000 per topic per year. Despite the paywall in place, Politico Pro has a 93% subscription renewal rate, it provides one fourth of Politico's overall revenue. Access to the main site and the Playbook remained free of charge. In November 2013, Politico launched Politico Magazine, published online and bimonthly in print. In contrast to Politico's focus on "politics and policy scoops" and breaking news, Politico Magazine focuses on "high-impact, magazine-style reporting," such as long-form journalism; the first editor of Politico Magazine was Susan Glasser, who came to the publication from Foreign Policy magazine. After Glasser was promoted to become Politico's editor, Garrett Graff was named as editor, followed by Stephen Heuser. In December 2016, Blake Hounshell was named the new editor-in-chief of the magazine.

Along with a targeted free audience of 30,000 readers, Politico Magazine is available via subscription for $200 per year. Content from Politico Magazine is accessible online. In September 2013, Politico acquired the online news site Capital New York, which operated separate departments covering Florida and New Jersey. In April 2015, Politico announced its intention to rebrand the state feeds with the Politico name to expand its coverage of state politics. In September 2018, Politico announced. In September 2014, Politico formed a joint venture with German publisher Axel Springer SE to launch its European edition, based in Brussels. In December 2014, the joint venture announced its acquisition of Development Institute International, a leading French events content provider, European Voice, a European political newspaper, to be re-launched under the Politico brand. Former Wall Street Journal editorial board member Matthew Kaminski is the executive editor of the European edition. Politico Europe debuted in print on April 23, 2015.

On March 27, 2018, Politico revealed that it had redesigned its website for the first time since 2014. Changes included a redesigned and more mobile-friendly home page, a different typeface, a new "Quick Pops" feed of breaking news storie

Island of Dreams (Grimm)

"Island of Dreams" is the 15th episode of the supernatural drama television series Grimm of season 1, which premiered on March 30, 2012, on NBC. The episode was written by series creators Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt, was directed by Rob Bailey. Opening quote: "Soon he was so in love with the witch's daughter that he could think of nothing else, he lived by the light of her eyes and gladly did whatever she asked." Renard reunites with Adalind in an art gallery, where he gives her a vial of blood, telling her to make Hank like her. Meanwhile, Bud brings a gift for Juliette: a quilt. At the same time, Adalind arrives at Freddy's shop to retrieve some ingredients. After she leaves, two men steal a drug called Jay; when they try to leave, Freddy is shot to death. While investigating his death and Hank contact his sister Rosalee for help in the murder. While in the store, Nick discovers Rosalee is a Fuchsbau while she discovers he is a Grimm. Adalind uses a potion to make cookies for Hank to ingest using her blood.

Monroe decides to help with the investigation and meets Rosalee where they reveal their identities. While checking the store alone, Rosalee is attacked by the robbers but she manages to escape. Meanwhile, the potion in the cookies begins having erotic dreams of Adalind. At the station, while Nick and Hank leave, Sgt. Wu eats one of the cookies, he goes to check the store with Monroe and Rosalee and passes out and his face begins to swell. Using a homemade recipe, Rosalee saves him but Wu is now tormented as he sees everyone as animated monsters. Rosalee explains that Wu may have had ingested a Zaubertrank 23 potion where whoever eats it, will experience certain emotions regarding the other person but if another person ingest the potion, they will have an allergic reaction. Using a friend for help and Nick go to a place called "island of dreams" where people smoke Jay, they apprehend them. Wu wakes up. Nick decides to take Juliette to a firing range and Hank continues having the erotic hallucinations.

The episode was viewed by 4.15 million people, earning a 1.2/4 in the 18-49 rating demographics on the Nielson ratings scale, ranking third on its timeslot and eight for the night in the 18-49 demographics, behind Dateline NBC, Shark Tank, Primetime: What Would You Do?, CSI: NY, Blue Bloods, Undercover Boss, 20/20. This was an 18% decrease in viewership from the previous episode, watched by 5.05 from a 1.5/4 in the 18-49 demographics. This means that 1.2 percent of all households with televisions watched the episode, while 4 percent of all households watching television at that time watched it. "Island of Dreams" received positive reviews. The A. V. Club's Kevin McFarland gave the episode a "B" grade and wrote, "I'm now willing to accept just how average Grimm can be as a positive. There are a great many television shows on the air right now that use the same kind of structure as this one, but I'd rather watch Grimm over Bones, any part of the CSI franchise, pretty much anything other than Psych on USA.

That isn't because of humor, or character chemistry, but because Grimm has to build a world, I find the slow widening scope of Nick's forays into the Wesen world more interesting than the standard male/female cop pairing that builds into romance, or the usual ripped-from-the-headlines case structure."Nick McHatton from TV Fanatic, gave a 4.2 star rating out of 5, stating: "Overall, Grimm's first episode back wasn't the best it has done – as a stand-alone episode. The case wasn't interesting, but this doesn't feel like one that can be taken as anything other than the beginning of the rest of the season. There was a lot of set up, I'm excited to see where it goes."Shilo Adams from TV Overmind wrote, "'Island of Dreams' was okay, but it wasn't quite the episode I hoped for coming off of yet another hiatus. It felt more transitional, the chess pieces tentatively being moved around and setting up a big go-to move on; the events depicted here, from Rosalee's flirtation with Monroe to Adalind's cookies of doom and Wu's decidedly different mental state, could be major players going forward, but for now, it was an episode that underwhelmed me a bit as a whole.

A lot of it was done before and in an episode that featured a lot of callbacks, the original material had to be on point. This time, it was on point – a dull, dull point." "Island of Dreams" on IMDb "Island of Dreams" at

Kenneth H. Cooper

Kenneth H. Cooper is a doctor of medicine and former Air Force Colonel from Oklahoma, who pioneered the benefits of doing aerobic exercise for maintaining and improving health, he is the author of the 1968 book Aerobics, which emphasized a point system for improving the cardiovascular system. The popular mass market version was The New Aerobics, published ten years later, his points system is the basis of the 10,000 steps per day method of maintaining adequate fitness by walking. A native of Oklahoma City, Cooper completed a 13-year military career. During his Air Force career, he devised a simple test which correlated well with the existing concept of VO2max, so could conveniently be used to establish the fitness level of large numbers of people, he left the Air Force in 1970, when he and his wife, moved to Dallas to found the Cooper Aerobics Center. Cooper developed the Smart Snack Ribbon guidelines put into use by the convenient fun foods division of PepsiCo, Inc. Frito-Lay. Cooper is the founder of the non-profit research and education organization, The Cooper Institute, opened in 1970.

Cooper is the founder of and Chairman at the Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas and McKinney, which comprises eight health and wellness entities. Cooper has published 18 books that have sold 30 million copies and been translated into 41 languages. Cooper helped to launch modern fitness culture, he is now known as the "father of aerobics". He and his wife are parents of a daughter. Cooper has written about the importance of Christian religious faith in his life. Cooper studied the effect of exercise in the late 1960s and used the term "training effect" although that term had been used before; the measured effects were that muscles of respiration were strengthened, the heart was strengthened, blood pressure was sometimes lowered and the total amount of blood and number of red blood cells increased, making the blood a more efficient carrier of oxygen. VO2 Max was increased, he published his ideas in a book, "Aerobics" in 1968. The exercise necessary can be accomplished by any aerobic exercise in a wide variety of schedules - Cooper found it best to award "points" for each amount of exercise and require 30 points a week to maintain the Training Effect.

Cooper instead recommended a "12-minute test" followed by adherence to the appropriate starting-up schedule in his book. As always, he recommends; the physiological effects of training have received much further study since Cooper's original work. It is now considered that effects of exercise on general metabolic rate are comparatively small and the greatest effect occurs for only a few hours. Though endurance training does increase the VO2 max of many people, there is considerable variation in the degree to which it increases VO2 max between individuals. Aerobics Run for Your Life: Aerobic Conditioning for Your Heart The Aerobics Way: New Data on the World's Most Popular Exercise Program The New Aerobics Aerobics for Women The Aerobics Program for Total Well-being: Exercise, Emotional Balance Fitness for Life, 6 Audio Cassettes Aerobics Program Running Without Fear The New Aerobics for Women Preventing Osteoporosis: Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper's Preventive Medicine Program Controlling Cholesterol: Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper's Preventative Medicine Program Reducing Cholesterol: A Heart-Smart Guide to Low-Fat Eating Overcoming Hypertension: Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper's Preventive Medicine Program Kid Fitness: a Complete Shape-up Program From Birth Through High School Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper's Antioxidant Revolution Its Better To Believe Faith-based Fitness The Medical Program That Uses Spiritual Motivation To Achieve Maximum Health And *Add Years To Your Life Antioxidant Revolution Can Stress Heal?

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