MIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners carries the ball in the third quarter during the College Football Playoff Semifinal against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)Kyler Murray is no longer a quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners, as the Heisman Trophy winner is heading to the NFL, but he’s still getting some serious support from OU’s head coach, Lincoln Riley.Riley took to Twitter this morning to call out a new report about his former quarterback heading into this week’s NFL Scouting Combine.“Any NFL team thinking of drafting Kyler Murray is going to want to spend time with his father/QB coach Kevin Murray, who told me Kyler is calling the shots on his own career … and reiterated he’s all-in on football,” NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero tweeted.Riley responded:“Couldn’t be further from the truth..in 3 yrs coaching him, not 1 conversation with Kevin about ANYTHING football-related..turned out decent- This kid gave up more than what people would ever believe for 1 reason- His love of this game Those doing their homework already know,” he tweeted.ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit isn’t surprised with any of the talk surrounding Murray, as the same thing happened with Baker Mayfield.“Let ‘the games’ begin Lincoln. Just like last year with Bake! Gotta talk about somethin for 2 months,” Herbstreit tweeted.The NFL Scouting Combine begins in Indianapolis this week.
CBSE Class 10th 2019 Results: PM Narendra Modi, Prakash Javadekar and others congratulate studentsHere is how PM Narendra Modi and other prominent personalities congratulated students for clearing the CBSE Class 10th 2019 results.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 6, 2019UPDATED: May 6, 2019 16:41 IST Here’s how PM Narendra Modi, Prakash Javadekar, Smriti Irani and others congratulated students after the CBSE Class 10th Results 2019 were announced (PTI photos)The CBSE Class 10th 2019 results were declared rather unexpectedly today when it was believed it would be announced later this week or in the next. Here is how PM Narendra Modi, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar and other prominent personalities congratulated students for clearing the CBSE Class 10th 2019 results.Read: CBSE Class 10th 2019 results: 13 toppers score 499/500 in CBSE Class 10Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoped that the “young minds continue making us proud” and also congratulated parents and teachers who had a hand in the good results:Proud of my young friends who have successfully cleared the CBSE Class X examinations. Wishing them the very best for their journey ahead. May these young minds continue making us proud. Congratulations also to their teachers and parents! #CBSE10thresultChowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 6, 2019HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar was happy about the increase in the overall pass percentage and wished good luck to those who will attempt the Class 10th exams again next year:Congratulations to over 16 lakh students who have succeeded in #CBSE Xth board examinations and best of luck for those who couldn’t make this time but will make it in next attempt.Overall pass percentage has increased by 4.40% from 80.70% in 2018 to 91.10% in 2019@cbseindia29Chowkidar Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) May 6, 2019Minister of State of Youth Affairs & Sports Rajyavardhan Rathore congratulated the students who cleared the CBSE Class 10th exam and asked the “champions” who couldn’t make it this year to not worry and try for the same next year:10th board results are out & I’m so glad to see such young high achievers who successfully cleared life’s first big test. Those who couldn’t achieve what they were hoping for, don’t worry, champions – you’ll get many more chances to prove yourself. #CBSE10thresultadvertisementChowkidar Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) May 6, 2019Union Cabinet Minister of Textiles Smriti Irani was proud of her younger daughter Zoe’s score in the CBSE Class 10th 2019 Results:10 th board results out . Daughter scored 82% . Proud that inspite of challenges she has done well. Way to go Zoe.Chowkidar Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) May 6, 2019Read: CBSE Class 10 results declared: Pass percentage at 91.1%, improves after steadily decreasing for 5 yearsRead: LIVE CBSE 10th Result 2019 DECLARED: Check CBSE Results at cbse.nic.in, toppers awaitedRead: CBSE Class 10 results declared: How to check via SMSGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow CBSE Class 10thFollow CBSE class 10 resultsFollow CBSE Class 10 2019 resultsFollow Narendra ModiFollow Prakash Javadekar
zoom Container terminal stevedore DP World Australia (DPWA) achieved 100 percent verified gross mass (VGM) of all containers traveling through its Australian ports at the weekend, following changes to SOLAS regulation that entered into force July 1.The changes mean that every export container leaving Australia meets the requirements of SOLAS, giving full visibility of cargo mass to customers’ vessels.DPWA said it jointly developed with 1-Stop in Australia additional mandatory fields to the PRA process to ensure information being captured from the shipper is accurate and supports the requirements from the regulator – the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).The changes to SOLAS legislation apply to every export container leaving Australia.“No container will be shipped unless the VGM is validated prior to entering our terminal,” DP World Australia said.
1 April 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the need for “the utmost transparency” during the counting and tabulation of votes from last weekend’s presidential and parliamentary elections in Zimbabwe. In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban said he had been closely following the situation in the Southern African nation, where the results are still emerging after voters went to the polls on Saturday.“As the counting and tabulation of votes continues, he calls for continued calm and he urges the utmost transparency be exercised so that the people of Zimbabwe can have full confidence in the process,” the statement said.In the presidential poll, the incumbent Robert Mugabe is facing Morgan Tsvangirai and Simba Makoni. If a winning candidate does not receive more than 50 per cent of the total vote, then a run-off race is required.
Cabinet spokesman Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said last week that Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka is to take on a new role on a request made by President Maithripala Sirisena.He said the new role includes working with the military in the event of a strike by employees of essential services. The Prime Minister said that cabinet had last week discussed the matter of addressing the garbage issue and not about Fonseka. However the Prime Minister said there was no such decision taken by the cabinet. (Colombo Gazette) Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe informed Parliament today that cabinet has not taken a decision on making Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka head of the military.He was responding to a question raised in Parliament by Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) member Vijitha Herath. Wickremesinghe said there is no need to have a special military unit in the country.
A circular has been issued instructing Government Ministries, departments and boards not to use private hotels for state events.The President’s office said the decision was taken in order to cut the expenditure of state institutions. Officials have been instructed to hold state events and meetings at auditoriums and institutions owned by the government .
In a statement released by his spokesman, Mr. Annan said he was “concerned by Israeli military operations in the Gaza Strip that place Palestinian civilians in harm’s way.” He voiced deep regret at the loss of life and injury resulting from Saturday night’s deadly Israeli incursion into Gaza City. Approximately a dozen people were killed and scores wounded in that incident.The statement also expressed the Secretary-General’s concern about Friday’s rocket attacks against Israel launched from the Gaza Strip, and a similar attack earlier today. He called these actions “counterproductive to peace efforts such as the Palestinian ceasefire talks under way in Cairo.”The Secretary-General called on both sides to act with restraint, in keeping with their obligations under international humanitarian law, and urged them to take steps to “break the cycle of violence that has claimed so many Israeli and Palestinian lives in recent years.”Mr. Annan “remains convinced that the only way forward is a process that addresses political, security and economic issues in parallel, as set forth in the Quartet’s road map,” the spokesman said, referring to the outline for achieving peace put forward by the diplomatic grouping comprising the UN, United States, Russian Federation and European Union.
Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette urged the leaders of developing countries to attend the General Assembly summit in September to make sure that United Nations reforms lead to greater efficiency in addressing global challenges and that the world reaches agreed development, human rights and security targets.“The issues are on the table. The time for creative engagement is now. A functioning and effective United Nations is critical for all countries – and, for many of your citizens, it can mean the difference between life and death,” she told the Group of 77’s second South-South summit in Doha, Qatar.The Assembly Summit is scheduled to consider these issues in a framework relating development, security, and human rights proposed by Secretary-General Kofi Annan in a report called “In Larger Freedom.”“The Secretary-General needs the support of Member States to ensure the Secretariat is able to live up to the highest standards of performance, efficiency, accountability and transparency and can implement the agreed priorities of the Member States in a fast-changing world,” she told the 132-member group.Ms. Fréchette said the Assembly’s first priority must be the effort to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of targets designed to focus the attention of Governments on reducing or eliminating a host of socio-economic ills.“That Summit is an opportunity to remove some of the obstacles that have hampered the achievement of the vision of the Millennium Declaration, including insufficient resources for and commitment to our agreed development agenda, as well as a lack of consensus on how to ensure security and human rights for all,” she said.The peoples of the developing countries “suffer most from inaction in the face of massive violations of human rights. They are too often the victims of acts of terrorism and the events those acts unleash. They pay a price for the proliferation of small arms, light weapons and land mines,” Ms. Fréchette said.Looking on the bright side, however, she noted that the European Union (EU) agreed last month to increase official development assistance (ODA) to 0.7 per cent of gross national income (GNI) and the finance ministers of the Group of Seven (G-7) richest industrialized countries agreed to cancel $40 billion of debt owed by the 18 poorest countries, mostly in Africa.
US pending home sales rise last month to highest in 2 1/2 years as housing shows steady gains WASHINGTON – A measure of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes increased last month to its highest level in two and a half years, the latest sign of improvement in the once-battered housing market.The National Association of Realtors said Friday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index rose 1.7 per cent in November from October to 106.4. That’s the highest since April 2010, when a homebuyer tax credit caused a spike in sales. And after excluding those months when the tax credit was available, it’s the best reading since February 2007.The increase points to higher sales of previously occupied homes in the coming months. There’s generally a one- to two-month lag between a signed contract and a completed sale.Signed contracts to buy homes rose in the Northeast and West, and ticked up slightly in the Midwest. They were unchanged in the South.Home sales are on track to rise 10 per cent this year to their highest level in five years, buoyed by ultra-low mortgage rates and steady job gains.The housing recovery that began earlier this year is looking sustainable for a number of reasons. The supply of previously occupied homes for sale has finally thinned out and is at an 11-year low. At the same time, more people are looking to buy or rent a home after living with relatives or friends during and in the aftermath of the Great Recession.The combination of stronger demand and limited supply is pushing up home prices. That could encourage more sellers to put their homes on the market because they can expect a better price.Builders are also more optimistic that the recovery will endure and are stepping up construction. The pace of home construction was nearly 22 per cent higher in November compared with a year earlier. Builders are on track this year to start work on the most homes in four years. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Dec 28, 2012 10:41 am MDT
Icahn rejects union bid to keep Trump Taj Mahal casino open ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Billionaire investor Carl Icahn rejected an offer Monday by Atlantic City’s main casino workers’ union that it says would have saved the struggling Trump Taj Mahal casino.Through a local official of the Atlantic City casino company he owns, Icahn reaffirmed his plan to close the Taj Mahal on Oct. 10, saying the union has no one but itself to blame for the impending loss of nearly 3,000 jobs.Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union presented Icahn’s management team on Monday with an offer it said would cost only $1.3 million more than the billionaire’s last offer, a comparative drop in the bucket in the casino industry. The proposal would have restored health insurance in January for Taj Mahal workers that was terminated in 2014, and would have adopted in September 2017 the same contract terms that the Icahn-owned Tropicana agreed to before the Taj strike began on July 1.The main issue in the strike is the restoration of health insurance and pension benefits that previous management ended in October 2014, while the casino was in bankruptcy. Icahn took over the casino in March, and was its main lender during the bankruptcy.“We came up with a proposal that will restore what we have lost, while at the same time giving the company time to rebuild its business,” said Peter Battaglini, a bellman at the casino since the day it opened in 1990. “This is a win-win proposal in my book.”Union president Bob McDevitt said he was eager to see whether Icahn was serious about saving the casino “or just wants to punish workers and Atlantic City.”Tony Rodio, president of the Tropicana casino, which Icahn also owns, said Monday’s meeting between the union and Taj Mahal management was supposed to be to discuss details of the closing. Rodio oversees the Taj Mahal for Icahn.“This was not a negotiating session,” Rodio said. “As previously announced, the Taj Mahal will close its doors on October 10, 2016. Bob McDevitt and the Taj bargaining committee have no one to blame but themselves for this sad outcome. If McDevitt cared even one iota about the future of the employees he would have allowed them to vote on the proposal we offered five weeks ago based on his recommendations, which we believe could have saved the Taj. But in the end he blindsided us and the employees because closing the Taj served his personal purposes.”About 1,000 housekeepers, food and beverage servers, hotel workers and other union members went on strike July 1 against the Taj Mahal, which refused to reinstate the health care and pension benefits the union wanted to get restored. Instead, the Taj offered a lesser level of benefits for 18 months while the casino rebuilt its business.Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, opened the Taj Mahal in 1990. He once owned three Atlantic City casinos, but cut most ties with the city by 2009. His final stake in Trump Entertainment Resorts was wiped out in bankruptcy court when Icahn took over in March.Despite announcing on Aug. 3 that he intends to close Taj Mahal in the fall, Icahn has yet to file a petition with New Jersey gambling regulators asking for permission to do so.___Follow Wayne Parry at http://twitter.com/WayneParryAC by Wayne Parry, The Associated Press Posted Aug 29, 2016 4:57 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 29, 2016 at 5:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to the Great Lakes, Mary Robinson and the team of Envoys dealing with the region – referred to as the “E-Team” – comprised of Martin Kobler, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in the DRC, as well as United States Special Envoy Russ Feingold, African Union Special Representative, Boubacar Diarra and the European Union Senior Coordinator Koen Vervaeke, welcomed the law following its approval yesterday.The adopted law grants amnesty for acts of insurgency, acts of war and political offenses. The Envoys commend the new law for excluding amnesty for crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.“The Special Envoys said this was a positive signal,” UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky told journalists in New York. “It reflects the commitment of the Government to the Nairobi Declaration, which brought an end to the M23 rebellion.”The long-awaited accord between the DRC Government and the M23 rebels – mostly composed of soldiers who mutinied from the country’s national army in April 2012 – was finalized in December 2013 in the Kenyan capital, signed by Ugandan President Yoweri and President Joyce Banda of Malawi, the chairman of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).The peace agreement also called on all other armed groups in the country to lay down their weapons and join the political process, a call reiterated today by the Envoys.In their comments, the Envoys also called for the implementation of the 11-nation Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework, sometimes referred to as “the framework of hope.”Signed a year ago under the UN auspices by 11 nations, the Framework is seen as a comprehensive approach to sustainable peace in the region.Also today, Mr. Kobler condemned the killing, this morning in Beni, North Kivu province, of a national staff member at the UN Mission in the DRC known by its French acronym MONUSCO.According to information provided, the man was shot to death while going to work.Mr. Kobler has urged the authorities to immediately launch an inquiry, arrest the perpetrators of this act, and bring the persons involved to justice as soon as possible.
Is Manti Te’o gay?That is the question, according to reports, that NFL executives want answered before the upcoming NFL draft. Because of the culture of NFL locker rooms, that could be a key issue in Te’o’s NFL stock.“Here’s the elephant in the room for the teams, and it shouldn’t matter, but we have to step aside from the rest of reality and walk into the unique industry that is the NFL,” Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk and NBC Sports said on the Dan Patrick Show. “Teams want to know whether Manti Te’o is gay. They just want to know. They want to know because in an NFL locker room, it’s a different world. It shouldn’t be that way.”The concern about Te’o’s sexuality has been rampant since news broke that he engaged in a two-year online relationship with a man masquerading as a woman. But here’s the rub: It is doubtful teams asked Te’o, who interviewed with 20 teams, directly about his sexual orientation. Amazingly, a few years ago, Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant was asked by Miami Dolphins’ general manager Jeff Ireland if his mother was a prostitute, creating a major backlash.“I don’t think you can ask (Te’o) that question — because of the Dez Bryant question a few years ago,” Florio said. “If you go Katie Couric on Manti Te’o, it’s going to come out that some team, some GM, some coach asked Manti Te’o if he’s gay. Then you’ll have to deal with all the distraction and all the stuff that flows after that.”Patrick, formerly of ESPN, asked Florio: “You’re telling me that you’re hearing from teams who want to know this, but how do you ask it? Are they trying to find a finesse way to ask that question, or are they going to do investigative work on finding out if Manti Te’o is gay?”Florio answered: “It’s been described to me as the proverbial elephant in the room, and I don’t think anyone knows how to solve this dilemma yet. It’s just that they want to know what they’re getting. They want to know what issues they may be dealing with down the road. We just assumed that at some point there would be an openly gay player in an NFL locker room, and the team would have to work with the realities and make sure that everything’s fine.“Now you have a situation where you have a guy who was in a relationship with a fake girl who ended up being a real man, and the man has said to Dr. Phil that he was romantically in love with Manti Te’o, it just raises a lot of questions that the NFL at some point is going to have to deal with.“Tony Dungy makes a great point on this. If the NFL were ready for an openly gay player, there would be an openly gay player. Nobody knows better the feel of an NFL locker room than someone who’s in it.“I’m not saying anyone would take Manti Te’o off the board if they suspected he’s gay or know he’s gay. That’s just the thing that’s out there that they want to know the answer to.”
A Scotland Yard whistleblower who claimed the Crown Prosecution Service is failing Asian female victims of honour crimes has been served a formal notice alleging gross misconduct for talking to the press by his employers at the Metropolitan Police.Det Sgt Pal Singh is facing possible disciplinary sanctions and even dismissal after disclosing to The Daily Telegraph that he believes “apathy” by prosecutors led to the collapse of what could have been the first conviction for forced marriage in England.He claims his treatment is “indicative of state censorship” and shows “public institutions are more concerned about their reputations than the victims of crime”. However, Det Sgt Singh, who received an excellent appraisal from his employer in May 2016 and has been commended three times in the past year for his work combating honour crimes, denies he has portrayed the MPS in a negative light or jeopardised any police investigation. He told The Daily Telegraph: “The article made the MPS appear to be diligent, competent and tenacious.” However, Det Sgt Singh claimed, the CPS “were furious about the article”. The Green Party’s Sian Berry, who sits on the Mayor’s police and crime committee, said: “This is a Met officer who worked hard on a lot of cases and noticed a pattern that concerned him. He raised a complaint to the CPS regarding this case and wasn’t satisfied with the response so went public about what he felt was part of a wider problem.”She added: “Whistleblower legislation is in place to protect people in exactly this way. It seems like an overreaction from the Met at a time when we need to be encouraging people to bring forward problems like this that need addressing.”A CPS spokesman said: “Any decisions about disciplinary proceedings would be a matter for the Metropolitan Police.”The Metropolitan Police confirmed it was investigating Det Sgt Singh for potential misconduct and refuted the claims made by him in his reaction to the notice. A spokesman said: “The MPS, like any organisation, expect its officers and staff to follow policies and procedures and investigate failures to do so.” In an article on Nov 8, 2016, he raised concerns that a “politically correct” CPS was failing to pursue convictions over honour crimes for fear of causing “unrest” in Asian communities. After the article appeared, the Attorney General, Jeremy Wright QC, made inquiries into the alleged failings by the CPS.His comments were supported by charities and Theresa May responded by insisting there was “no honour in so-called honour crimes”.Now Det Sgt Singh, who believes he should be protected by whistleblower legislation, has been informed he must attend a misconduct hearing.He told The Daily Telegraph: “Forced marriage is a violation of human rights, which invariably leads to marital rape and years of domestic abuse and modern slavery, with sometimes fatal consequences. If this is not a policing priority then I am content at being dismissed.” A notice served to Det Sgt Singh on Dec 8 deemed he dealt with the press “without seeking the relevant authority” and that his “comments may have had a detrimental effect on investigations”. Forced marriage is a violation of human rights… If this is not a policing priority then I am content at being dismissedDet Sgt Pal Singh Det Sgt Singh with Metropolitan Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe at the Domestic Abuse Achievement Awards 2015Credit:Det Sgt Palbinder Singh Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
In January of last year we reported on a new startup founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey called Square which promises to turn your smartphone into a credit card terminal. The solution consists of an application and a small credit card reader, supplied for free, that brings the convenience of selling services and products via credit card transactions to small businesses and individuals.The attraction of Square is that its fees are simplified compared to traditional credit card terminal providers, and there is no long-term commitment required. The service charges a flat rate of 2.75% per transaction, a recent change to the pricing model that makes it even more attractive to small business users.One of Square’s competitors, VeriFone, which offers a traditional credit card terminal for businesses in addition to its own mobile solution, is on a campaign to point out what it believes to be a serious security flaw when using Square. VeriFone challenges that in less than an hour a fake Square application can be written that utilizes the free credit card reader to “skim” or steal personal financial information right off a credit card. VeriFone states that the culprit seems to be the “poorly constructed” credit card reader provided by Square as it has no ability to encrypt the customer’s information.To help spread the message of what VeriFone calls a consumer alert, and to demonstrate this skimming application, the company has created a YouTube video:In addition to its consumer directed marketing, which includes a special website, VeriFone has also stated that it will be sending a copy of the sample skimming application to Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and JP Morgan Chase. All of which are used by Square as a credit card processor. VeriFone has also called on Square to recall its free “card skimming devices” from the market.On the same website that VeriFone calls out Square on security, the company offers a link to its own mobile solution for processing credit card transactions using a smartphone called PAYware Mobile. Of course, it offers encrypted credit card transactions.In response to the accusations made against it, Square has issued a letter entitled “A letter on credit card security and Square“. In it CEO Jack Dorsey points out that VeriFone is overlooking all the protection mechanisms already built into our credit cards. He compares the lack of security VeriFone refers to as someone writing down your card details on a piece of paper, which of course anyone can do.Read more at the VeriFone websiteBrian’s OpinionVeriFone may have indeed pointed out a security flaw it sees with Square’s credit card reader, but the campaign around this flaw is leaving a bad taste in my mouth. I believe some of VeriFone’s legitimacy in bringing this security issue to light is in question based on the aggressiveness of this campaign and the fact that a special website, which hopes to spread the word about the danger of Square’s credit card reader, also includes a link to VeriFone’s own competing service.Let me be clear. I am not stating that VeriFone’s claim against Square’s credit card reader is without merit. I’m simply saying the way that VeriFone is bringing attention to it, which even includes a campaign against the credit card companies and processor Square is in business with, seems to be over the top. The impression I take away is less of a concern about consumers and more of an attempt by VeriFone to use this opportunity to completely crush Square’s business. Based on the number of dislikes registered for VeriFone’s posted YouTube video I think there are other people out there with the same feeling I have.
MIAMI (WSVN) – A Miami school for special needs children is getting a fresh coat of paint thanks to some volunteers.Employees at Interval International volunteered to make over Great Heights Academy, Wednesday.The school, which caters to children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, was painted and got brand new sensory rooms.Volunteers worked day in and day out to make sure it was perfect for students. “Seeing their faces makes it worth it,” said volunteer Olivia Nash.Stephanie Adames said she’s looking forward to their reaction. “That’s the best part when the kids get to come in and see it,” she said. “That’s really the best part of the whole project.”The job is almost finished, and volunteers hope to have the big reveal on Thursday.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Patancheru: Local MLA Gudem Mahipal Reddy on Tuesday planted saplings in several villages of Patancheru constituency as part of the ‘Haritha Haram’ programme. The villages include Rudraram, Lakdaram, Chitkul, Muthangi, Isnapur, Kyasaram, Pashamailaram, Pocharam, Bachugudem, Indresham, Inol, Chinna Kanjarla, Pedda Kanjarla.Speaking after taking up plantation of saplings in Chitkul village, the MLA stated that everyone should give a commitment to make the highly ‘polluted’ Patancheru ‘Haritha Patancheru’. Sarpanch Madhu pledged to make local people partners in achieving the target of planting one lakh saplings in the constituency. He announced that a target of planting one lakh saplings in the constituency has been fixed. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us Reddy was accompanied by local public representatives and leaders in the tree-plantation drive. Among those present were former MPP Srisailam Yadav, TRS mandal president Dasrath Reddy, leaders Borra Venkat Reddy, MPTC Member Gadila Kumar Goud, MPDO Anant Reddy, Sarpanches of the villages, MPTC members. Speaking after taking up plantation of saplings in Chitkul village, the MLA stated that everyone should give a commitment to make ‘polluted’ Patancheru ‘Haritha Patancheru’. Sarpanch Madhu pledged to make local people partners in achieving the target of planting one lakh saplings in the constituency. Local MPTC members and Ward members were among those present.
Delivery packages at Snapdeal.Reuters fileWhile the Snapdeal-Flipkart saga has been making headlines in the last few days, the deal now seems to have a new participant in Infibeam. The online marketplace, the only e-commerce company in the country to be listed on the stock exchange, is said to be in talks with Snapdeal for a merger.For the purpose, Infibeam has charted a term sheet with the basic conditions under which an investment will be made and it is likely to value Snapdeal at $1 billion, a source told the Times of India. The firm based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, has a market cap of about Rs 6,100 and if the merger with Snapdeal materialises, the duo will create a $2 billion e-commerce giant.The proposed merger, which excludes Snapdeal’s digital payments arm Freecharge and logistics arm Vulcan Express, is being looked at as beneficial to both the brands as they can fill the gaps for one another. “While Infibeam has a focus on business-to-business commerce, Snapdeal’s is a consumer-led online retail platform which is why this merger may bring in synergies in their operations. While Infibeam has given a term sheet, it’s not the end of the road for Flipkart,” another person close to the deal told TOI.While Snapdeal has chosen to remain tight-lipped about the proposed merger, Infibeam came ahead and denied that it had made any bid for the online marketplace. Infibeam, which acquired digital payments platform CC Avenue on Thursday, July 13, refuted reports that it has charted a term sheet. “No, we haven’t made any offer to Snapdeal,” Infibeam founder and MD Vishal Mehta told the Economic Times.Snapdeal had rejected Flipkart’s $700-$800 million buyout bid on Tuesday, July 4. While it did not explain why it had decided to refuse the offer, the talks regarding the sale were said to be ongoing. It was suspected that Snapdeal’s board was unhappy with Flipkart’s offer, which was much lower than its initial bid of $1 billion. ReutersMeanwhile, Snapdeal considering a merger with Infibeam doesn’t come as a surprise as the company was said to be ready with a plan B if talks with Flipkart fell through. Under it, the firm may lessen its manpower and cut back on its operations until it finds a new buyer.”The board might look at other buyers or finally give the go-ahead to Snapdeal’s plan. The company might sell its sister concerns such as the logistics arm Vulcan Express and FreeCharge, run some of the operations and work towards an exit. It all depends on Flipkart’s next move,” Business Standard had quoted a source as saying.Flipkart too is said to be readying a new buyout bid worth $900-950 million for Snapdeal.
Stay on target Tiny e-paper displays have popped up in smartwatches. They’ve even started replacing printed price tags on some grocers’ shelves. Now they’re being used as keys on one of the most customizable keyboards ever made.It’s called Nemeio and it’s turning heads at CES 2019. The keyboard is rechargeable and can connect to computers, tablets, and phones via USB-A, USB-C, or Bluetooth.What earned it a CES Innovation Award, however, is its 81 backlit e-paper keys. You can customize them any way you choose using a companion app and switch configurations on the fly as you change tasks. Move from Photoshop to Outlook to respond to an email and Nemeio can switch up its layout to put the commands you need within easy reach.AdChoices广告Need to communicate or comment on code in more than one language? Nemeio can reconfigure itself on the fly to meet your multilingual needs.Nemeio’s creators plan to start shipping keyboards later in 2019. They haven’t settled on an exact price yet, but they’re shooting for somewhere between $300 and $500.That’s not a shocking figure for a keyboard like this. More than a decade ago, Art.Lebedev Studio dropped jaws with keyboards that had tiny displays integrated into their keys. Sadly, the Optimus lineup was a tad on the expensive side.Sure, the Optimus Mini sold for about a hundred bucks, but it only had three keys. The Optimus Maximus sold for nearly $1500 when went up for pre-order back in 2007.A more recent comparable is the Sonder keyboard. Early backers were able to secure their own for just $199, and you can still pre-order one for that price today.Sonder’s keyboard was designed to be used with Macs, however. That’s not necessary a dealbreaker for Windows users, but the command and option keys aren’t e-paper so they can’t be customized.Nemeio is 100 percent customizable… and even if it’s reportedly not the greatest thing to type on there will no doubt be people out there who are willing to buy it just for the cool factor.More on Geek.com:Google Assistant Will Soon Be Available on One Billion DevicesBread Bot That Makes 10 Loaves Per Hour Lets You Load Up on CarbsGarmin Unveils Its First 4G LTE-Enabled Smartwatch 2019 Tech Trends Worth Getting Hyped AboutYou Can Finally Buy A Terabyte SD Card Thanks to Lexar
How Success Happens 4 min read July 12, 2019 Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. Don’t worry investors, the Fed has your back.That appears to be the signal Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is sending to the market as it continues its longest bull run on record.In Congressional testimony this week, the Fed Chairman expressed continuing concerns about international trade and global economic growth despite an unexpectedly strong June jobs report and slightly higher inflation than expected for the month. The Fed is still expected to cut interest rates at the end of the month.The major stock indexes all set new highs this week with the Dow and S&P 500 indexes topping 27,000 and 3,000 respectively for the first time and the Nasdaq Composite breaking above 8,200. The Entrepreneur Index™ is also in uncharted territory, up 1.47 percent in the last week.ENTREPRENEUR Quotes by TradingViewLong-term interest rates, however, may have hit bottom. The market is pricing in a 100 percent chance of a rate cut by the Fed at the end of the month, but the yield on the 10-year Treasury bond rose from 1.94 percent to 2.13 percent in the last week thanks to the June inflation and jobs report data.With a dovish Fed supporting the market, trade wars, slowing growth and weak corporate earnings don’t seem to be worrying investors. Risk, and specifically the technology sector, continues to lead the market higher.Semiconductor chip-maker NVIDIA Corp. was one of the hotter stocks this week, rising 5.4 percent in the last five trading sessions. Cascend Securities analyst Eric Ross upgraded the stock to buy yesterday suggesting that chip demand from cloud service providers would pick up from here. NVIDIA is now up 24.6 percent on the year after plunging late last year.The four FAANG stocks on the Entrepreneur Index™ were also all positive this week, with Amazon.com (4.0 percent), and Facebook (2.5 percent), rising the most. Despite mounting criticism by regulators around the world, Facebook shares are up 53.5 percent this year. Amazon.com is up 33.2 percent.Tesla continues to fight back from its plunge earlier this year. Shares in the electric vehicle maker couldn’t hold onto sharp gains after the company reported record vehicle deliveries for the second quarter early last week, but they were up 3.8 percent in the last five trading sessions. The stock is still down 28.3 percent this year.Related: Tesla Stock Jumps 7 Percent After Setting Quarterly Delivery RecordThe pharmaceutical sector had a tough week as political remedies for high prescription drug prices continue to be considered by the Trump administration and Congress. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals was down 5.2 percent in the last week and is 21.9 percent lower on the year. Fellow drug-maker Alexion Pharmaceuticals was also down 6.1 percent on the week, though it is up 24.8 percent on the year.J.M. Smucker Company was down 4.7 percent this week after the food-maker missed sales estimates with financial results last week. Weak coffee and peanut butter prices along with a strong U.S. dollar this year were to blame.L Brands, however, had the biggest drop on the Entrepreneur Index™ this week, falling 8.1 percent in part because of associations with alleged sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein. The continuing struggles of the company’s Victoria’s Secret lingerie business have hurt the stock this year, but it was also reported last week that in 2008 Epstein gave more than $40 million to a non-profit foundation started by L Brands founder and chairman Les Wexner. Wexner also previously owned the New York City townhouse where Epstein allegedly committed sexual crimes against young women.The momentum in the stock market will be tested by corporate financial results reported over the next two weeks. Earnings will not be pretty. Weak results posted by industrial company Fastenal this week are likely a sign of things to come. The company cited tariffs as a major factor for rising costs last quarter.Public companies have lowered expectations in the market with 77 percent currently forecasting negative earnings growth in the second quarter, according to data from FactSet. Analysts are estimating an average decline of 2.9 percent in the earnings of S&P 500 companies for the quarter. If that plays out, it will be the second- consecutive quarter of profit declines — the technical definition of a corporate earnings recession.The Entrepreneur Index™ collects the top 60 publicly traded companies founded and run by entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurial spirit is a valuable asset for any business, and this index recognizes its importance, no matter how much a company has grown. These inspirational businesses can be tracked in real time on Entrepreneur.com. Listen Now Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.
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