Bangkok: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty on Sunday became the first Indian pair to win a BWF Super 500 badminton tournament with a hard-fought victory over Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen of China in the summit clash of Thailand Open here. The unseeded Indian duo prevailed 21-19 18-21 21-18 over the third seeded Chinese pair after battling hard for an hour and two minutes. It was the first final of the 2019 season for Rankireddy and Shetty, the men’s doubles silver medallist at 2018 Commonwealth Games. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhRankireddy and Shetty got off to a good start as they broke away from 3-3 early on and moved ahead to open up a 10-6 lead, but their Chinese opponents kept breathing down their necks and made it 14-14. It was a closely fought affair after that and the world No. 16 Indian pair could take a slight edge only at 20-18. Although the Chinese duo narrowed down the gap further to 19-20, the Indians managed to win the crucial point to wrap up the first game. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterIn the second game, the Indians managed to take an upper hand as they moved to a 6-2 lead but the Chinese soon bridged the gap to 5-6 before catching up with them at 11-11. After the interval, the Chinese duo surged ahead to 13-11 but the Indians lifted their game and drew parity at 13 apiece. The Indians then overtook their opponents to 16-14 and then climbed up to 18-16 before the Chinese pair won five consecutive points to stun the Indians and take the match to the decider. Rankireddy and Shetty were slow off the blocks in the third game but managed to make it 6-6. From there on, the Indians never looked back and kept their composure to maintain the edge over their rivals till the end. Even though the Chinese pair fought back and at one stage reduced the gap to 18-19, the Indians looked in no mood to climb down and went on to pocket two consecutive points to seal the match in their favour.
HALIFAX – Halifax police are investigating a new allegation of a taxi driver sexually attacking a female passenger.The woman suffered facial injuries in the attack at around 10 p.m. Tuesday while she was being driven to a Dartmouth home, police said Friday.A police spokeswoman said no arrest has been made, and investigators currently have limited details about the incident, which was reported to police on Wednesday.“We have spoken to her … the investigation is in the very early stages,” said Const. Dianne Penfound.“We would normally wait until we have more information to put out a release but felt at this point it was an appropriate time to put this out to the public.”Penfound said sexual assault investigations are complex, and police work closely with victims to ensure they’re willing to proceed with a police investigation.“At this point the investigators are reaching out to multiple cab companies to determine who this driver may have been,” she said.“What I can say from a police perspective is that the cab companies are always fully co-operative with us, and very helpful.”The probe comes after a series of sex charges against Halifax cabbies, although Penfound said there had been no new allegations since the summer of 2016.Police reported seven alleged sexual assault cases involving Halifax cab drivers between 2015 and the summer of 2016, although one charge had been dropped at the request of the complainant.In July 2016, Dave Buffett, president of the Halifax Taxi Drivers Owners Association, said the city’s taxi industry was in crisis after four alleged sexual assaults by drivers in three months.The acquittal last March of a Halifax taxi driver accused of sexually assaulting an intoxicated female passenger sparked national outrage.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous story said the alleged attack occurred Wednesday when it occurred on Tuesday.
TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index ended lower as energy stocks weighed, while U.S. stock markets edged higher a day after they were closed for the July 4 holiday.The S&P/TSX capped energy index was slid a per cent to be the worst of the sectors on the TSX as prices for oil and gas both fell.Overall, the S&P/TSX composite index closed down 38.11 points at 16,266.61 as financials and materials stocks also slid.Base metal stocks were up on the day despite a big slide in the September copper contract that ended down nine cents at US$2.83 a pound.Copper has fallen steeply from the nearly US$2.30 a pound it spiked to in early June on labour concerns at the Escondida mine in Chile, as increasing trade concerns have tempered demand speculation.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed up 181.92 points at 24,356.74. The S&P 500 index ended up 23.39 points at 2,736.61 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 83.75 points at 7,586.43.Stocks rose despite looming tariffs coming from the U.S. and China on Friday as underlying market sentiments remain strong, said Kash Pashootan, CEO and chief investment officer at First Avenue Investment Counsel Inc.“Yes there are elevated risks, there is greater volatility, but it’s impressive to see the underlying optimism in equities is still strong when you see these types of rallies shortly after there’s bad news announcements like tariffs.”The Canadian dollar averaged 76.17 cents US, up 0.08 of a US cent.The August crude contract closed down $1.20 at US$72.94 per barrel and the August natural gas contract ended down three cents at US$2.84 per mmBTU.Pashootan said elevated oil prices are a potential concern for long-term consumer spending that makes up 70 per cent of economic growth.“One of the key takeaways from an investment perspective is these higher oil prices have led to considerably higher prices at the pump, which are taking a larger piece of the consumer’s wallet, and certainly affecting consumer confidence.”The August gold contract closed up $5.30 at US$1,258.80 an ounce.Centerra Gold slid 0.69 cents or 9.16 per cent to $6.84 after announcing that operations at its Mount Milligan mine in B.C. could be affected if it doesn’t secure new sources of water for processing. The company said it has applied to B.C. regulators take water from wells, creeks, and a lake.Canopy Growth Corp. closed up $1.05 or 2.72 per cent at $39.70 after the launch of a Latin American subsidiary and its acquisition of Colombian medical marijuana company Spectrum Cannabis Colombia for about $45.7 million in shares.Companies in this story: (TSX:WEED), (TSX:CG)
Rabat – Several hours after a train accident this morning near Bouknadel, between Rabat and Kenitra, Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani has finally commented.El Othmani tweeted his condolences to the families of the 6 killed in the accident, almost three hours after the train derailed.El Othmani wrote that the government should prioritize a rescue operation and wished a prompt recovery to the other victims. Secretary-General of Transport Mohamed Najib Boulif posted a similar tweet around the same time. ????? ????? ????? ??? ?????? ?????? ??????? ???? ????????? ????? ???????? ??????? ????? ??? ?????? ????? ?????? ????????? ??????? ??????. ??? ???????? ???? ????? ??? ????? ????????? ???????? ?????? ?????????— ???? ??????? -?????? (@ChefGov_ma) October 16, 2018The train linking Casablanca to Kenitra derailed this morning around 10:30 a.m. on a train heading towards Rabat from Kenitra.Read Also: ONCF’s Train Accident Kills 6 Near Morocco’s BouknadelIn addition to the six killed, at least 86 others were injured. ????? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ????? ?????? ??? ?????? ???? ??? ???? ???? ??????????? ???? ?????? ?????? ????????— Mohamed Najib Boulif (@BOULIFNajib) October 16, 2018The death toll is expected to rise as rescuers are still working at the site. Royal gendarmes, 10 ambulances, and helicopters all arrived at the scene in the minutes and hours following the accident.Read Also: Video: Train Derails Between Sale and KenitraThe rescuers are currently transporting victims to the military hospital in Rabat at the request of King Mohammed VI.
by News Staff Posted Jun 28, 2012 7:40 pm MDT VICTORIA – Former BC Ferries boss David Hahn was known as the million-dollar man, but salary documents released Thursday show he was making even more money when he retired last year.BC Ferries executive pay documents for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012 show Hahn’s total pay, including bonuses and pension entitlements, amounted to $1.13 million.Hahn officially retired as of Dec. 31, 2011, but the $1.13 million he earned shows up on the 2012 fiscal year-end accounting.The financial statements also reveal that the corporation’s top four executives, including Hahn, received bonuses that total almost $1.7 million.Current BC Ferries President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Corrigan was paid $915,615 in the 2012 fiscal year, but next year his total salary will be about $564,000 under salary restructuring and cost-saving plans announced last year.BC Ferries reported net losses of $16.5 million last year, while vehicle traffic hit a 13-year low and passenger trips dipped to a 21-year low. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Pay for former BC Ferries boss David Hahn tops $1 million, salary documents reveal
See more NBA predictions All newsletters Things That Caught My EyeBad news, PhillyThe New England Patriots have participated in 37 playoff games since 2001, losing nine of them. That alone is absolutely insane. Here’s the stat that should give Philadelphia pause: The Patriots are 15-0 when they hadn’t played the competitor at some point over the course of the season, as is the case with the Eagles. [FiveThirtyEight]Waivered JagrJaromir Jagr, current NHL old guy and the second-highest point scorer of all time, has been placed on waivers by his latest team, the Calgary Flames, a move that may signal the end of the 45 year old’s NHL career. He is 34 games shy of Gordie Howe’s record for most games played. [ESPN]The reality behind “injury prone”A Football Outsiders analysis has put some serious numbers to the idea of being injury prone: looking at 8,585 player-seasons from 2009 to 2016, 40 percent of players who played in Week 1 went on to miss one or more games due to injury over the course of the season. However, that’s high compared to players who did not have any injuries in the previous two years, only 26 percent of which missed a game or more. [Football Outsiders]Try out our interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?Nobody’s undefeated in the OWLThe new Overwatch League, an esports attraction that just ended its third week, has shown the kind of parity that even the NFL can only dream of. Each of its 12 teams — even the powerhouses in London, Seoul and New York — have at least one win and only one team (Shanghai Dragons) are still at 0-6. Indeed, the most exciting story of the young league may be the Houston Outlaws swinging from league worst 0-2 to fourth-place 4-2 in just two weeks. [ESPN, ESPN, OWL]Golden Knights making the house loseThe Las Vegas Golden Knights are crushing it at home this season, and home just happens to be the only town in America where you can bet on the local team before walking to the arena. This means that not only are lots of people betting on Vegas — something like 10 to 15 times the typical NHL handle — but those gamblers are often winning. [ESPN]Big Number10 percentRoger Federer defeated Marin Cilic to win the Australian Open on Sunday, his 20th Grand Slam title. Here’s the cool part: Federer has now won 10 percent of all the men’s Grand Slam singles titles in the Open era since 1968. [ESPN]Predictions NFL See more NFL predictions Oh, and don’t forgetOvechkin has the fastest stick in the league We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆 Join the squad. Subscribe NBA
Apr 25th 2019, 5:38 PM Mosney residents form a picket line. Source: Facebook.comRESIDENTS LIVING IN Mosney Direct Provision centre in Co Meath have held a protest today over the treatment of fellow residents by staff and management at the centre.Shortly after 7am, dozens of residents of the centre near Drogheda gathered at the gates in protest before staff arrived.In a video posted on social media, residents can be seen protesting near the reception to Mosney with a number of cars blocking the entrance. Gardaí were called to the scene and arrived at 8.20am, according to a garda spokesperson. ”No injuries and no arrests were reported,” they said. According to one resident who took part in the demonstration, the situation is “still tense” as of 5pm. In a statement today, the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland (MASI) said that residents of the centre were protesting following the recent hospitalisation of a single mother who was moved from the centre to a hotel in Co Cavan with her three children. The group said that residents at Mosney are “fearful and reluctant to raise issues they have with management because the minute a person complains, they are moved to another centre” and called on the Department of Justice & Equality to abolish the Direct Provision system and “treat people with dignity”. Source: Facebook.comA former holiday camp, Mosney has been a Direct Provision centre since 2002 and currently accommodates nearly 700 asylum seekers. Last year, Mosney Holidays PLC received €8.6 million from the government, bringing the total amount the company has received from the State between 2002 and 2018 to €136 million. Since September, pressure has grown on the Reception & Integration Agency to accommodate those seeking international protection in Ireland. There currently over 500 asylum seekers living in hotels and B&Bs around Ireland. ‘Peaceful protest’Commenting on today’s protest, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has called for independent inspections of Direct Provision centres and said that conditions in centres are “degrading and must improve”. “Residents in Direct Provision Centres enjoy the right to peaceful protest in the same manner as anyone else in Ireland,” an ICCL spokesperson told TheJournal.ie.“We have consistently voiced concern about the lack of oversight and accountability of privately run Direct Provision Centres. As state funded institutions, the state has a duty to ensure the human rights of residents are respected.”“We regard Direct Provision Centres as falling within the category of places of detention. Independent and unannounced inspections should be allowed,” the spokesperson added.“This is why we have called time and time again for the ratification of the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture which would mandate the government to facilitate such inspections.”“We call on the Government to ratify this Protocol without delay. ”A spokesperson for the Department of Justice & Equality told TheJournal.ie that RIA management visited the accommodation centre today and spoke to Mosney management and staff. “In keeping with established practice, RIA staff are available to residents in all centres to discuss any issues or concerns they may have,” the spokesperson said. “The Gardaí were present for a short time this morning due to the road being blocked.”“RIA will continue to monitor the situation in Mosney and to offer appropriate supports to residents.” https://jrnl.ie/4607009 Share Tweet Email2 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 47,677 Views Thursday 25 Apr 2019, 5:38 PM Short URL ‘A tense situation’: Mosney Direct Provision residents stage protest over issues at centre Residents started protesting at 7am this morning. By Cónal Thomas 92 Comments
According to the AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso, the only objective the team has is to return to the biggest club tournament in the worldAC Milan wants to return to the world’s biggest and most important club competition: the UEFA Champions League.And for manager Gennaro Gattuso, what’s important is that the team returns to that stage.“I’m thinking about tomorrow’s game. Inter are strong and are showing that in the Champions League as well,” Gattuso told Reuters.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“Being attached to them is an extra incentive but finishing ahead of them isn’t an objective.”“I’m only thinking about improving my players and finishing in the Champions League places,” he added.“It’s not a coincidence that Torino has such a strong away record.”“They have the physicality and technical quality, are always well-organized by a prepared coach [Walter Mazzarri]. It’s going to be very tough for us,” he concluded.
Enlarge ImageEverything is handled online, and new subscribers can get access to their car in as little as 48 hours. Not too shabby. Volkswagen Automakers have been slowly wading into subscription services, usually launching efforts in limited markets as it determines how to best serve customers who may not want a traditional ownership experience. VW’s latest effort heads to the UK in conjunction with a partner.Volkswagen announced last week that it has launched a pilot subscription service in the UK with the help of Drover, a company that specializes in subscription services. Everything happens online, from start to finish, and VW says it can take as little as 48 hours from signing up to receiving a car.Right now, a trip to Drover’s VW subscription site reveals a wide variety of Golf, Passat and Tiguan variants on offer, including diesels and estate cars (station wagons). A Golf can be secured from £528 (about $700) per month, while Passats start around £514 (about $675) and Tiguans start around £643 (about $850) per month. That might sound high, but like other subscription services, the only thing an owner will need to pay for is gas. VW’s monthly subscription price includes taxes, annual safety tests, service, maintenance and breakdown coverage. But even the fuel isn’t offered at full price, with the site also claiming that owners get a 5-pence (about 6 cents) discount on each liter of gas or diesel, as well.The program is impressively flexible, too. People who sign up have a wide variety of subscription options, from a month-to-month plan that offers more flexibility to a 12-month term that offers more stability. Discounts are applied to longer plans, too, so if a person’s needs or whims don’t dictate frequent car swaps, that can be met with a financial reward.If you want to learn more about subscription services in general, we’ve put together a rundown of all the major first- and third-party vehicle subscriptions currently on offer. Tags 49 Photos 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Volkswagen 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Car Industry 2020 Volkswagen Passat: Almost all-new Review • 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Review Share your voice 1 Comment More about 2019 Volkswagen Jetta 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better More From Roadshow Volkswagen
The President, Vice President and Prime Minister with the newly inducted Ministers after a Swearing-in Ceremony at Rashtrapati BhavanTwitter/PIBThe Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the amendments of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), which prevents wilful defaulters from bidding for stressed assets.Earlier the finance ministry notified banks to prevent willful defaulters from taking part in bidding any stress assets called for insolvency proceedings.The ordinance for amending the bankruptcy code will be presented in the coming winter session of Parliament.With the number of cases under the IBC is rising hence, a 14-member panel was set up to identify and suggest ways to address issues faced in implementation of the law, Moneycontrol reported.Given that the resolution process is moving along, it was important to clarify the stance of erstwhile promoters being allowed to participate in the resolution process.The IBC is also likely to streamline the process of selecting buyers for stressed assets. However, the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley refrained from sharing any further details since the proposals have been sent to President’s assent.Currently, the quantum of NPAs in the banking system is around Rs 10 lakh crore. Earlier in June, the central bank directed banks to start bankruptcy proceedings against 12 identified loan defaulters. The 12 accounts constituted about 25 percent of the overall gross non-performing assets (NPAs) in the country’s banking system.Later, the central bank came out with a second list with another 30-40 companies. The RBI set December 31 deadline for banks to come up with a resolution plan, if it fails firms will be sent for bankruptcy proceedings.
Inniskillin Icewine, recognised as one of the world’s great wines, is truly winter’s gift to wine lovers. The city got a taste of the best wine when a gala evening was held on the occasion of the launch and wine tasting of a brand of Icewine at the Canada House in the national Capital. Harvested at the pinnacle of Canada’s crisp winter, the grapes which are naturally frozen on the vine, are picked when the temperature drops to -10 degree celcius. Only a few drops of luscious nectar can be squeezed from each bunch, which is then expertly guided through fermentation to achieve this rich and alluring speciality of wine known as Icewine. During their long hang time on the vine, Icewine grapes develop intense flavours and aromas. The resulting wine is complex, rich and luscious on the palate and is balanced with brilliant acidity that leaves one craving for more. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Emma Hammson, Regional Director of Asia-Constellation Brands, said: “We are very proud to be the owners and ambassadors of one of the Canadian finest Wines Exporters. Our wines have recognition and put Canada on the Map as the home of world’s finest wines”. The evening saw high profile guests including the Canadian High Commissioner-Nadir Patel; Andres Barbe, Ambassador of Chile; Yogesh Mathur, President of Moser Baer; Amit Lohani, President of FIFI and many more.
The quintessence of the literary creation of Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay was his straightforwardness and portrayal of simplicity of relationships in Bengali culture that easily leaves one mesmerized. His novels namely, Pather Panchali, Aparajito, Chander Pahar, Hinger Kachuri when produced into films has earned critical appreciations, globally. Purba Paschim’s ‘Athoi Jal’ is a stage adaptation of Bibhutibhushan’s fourteenth novel. Bratya Basu continues his dominance in stage direction with his matured representation of characters and thus paying a befitting tribute to the legendary writer. His approach of using alter egos of the hero, Shashanka Daktar, in flesh and blood in important moments of the play is tuned to perfection. A post-modernist treatment on the stage of a pre-independence period piece soaked in Bengali sentiment and culture is another experimental venture of atypical nature. If people consider ‘Awdya Shesh Rajani’ as an intellectually loaded production, ‘Athoi Jal’ is a much simpler production comprising of a touching storyline with a poetic finish by Bratya. He expresses his pleasure in having Ujjwal Chattopadhyay by his side, again, after ‘Meghe Dhaka Tara’ and ’21 Grams’ and ‘Awdya Shesh Rajani’. Chattopadhyay has done the original stage adaptation of the novel which Bratya has edited to his liking. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfShashanka is a rural doctor with high moral values who enjoys the power of an educated person in a village with low literacy. He is used to his banal lifestyle while staying there with his wife and two kids. He responsibly loves to pose a moral judgment, policing his fellow villagers, gone astray. He does not fall short of even driving away a widower for admitting attraction for a widow in the same village. On the contrary, Shashanka’s life takes an unexpected turn one stormy night after watching the sensuous and provocative performance of a ‘khemtawali’, Panna. True love knows no bound and the influence of sexual desire completely overpowers his senses and he elopes with her to Kolkata, leaving his family behind. Sashanka transgresses respectable social norms to fall in love with a woman from the lower strata of the society. This relationship makes him realize the meaning of romance and sucks him into the uncontrollable vortex of life. He forgets his duties, responsibilities, material greed and happily becomes the manager of their dance group and effortlessly follows instructions from the woman and does not even hesitate to be economically dependent on her. The song and dance sequences in the drama immediately connect us with a rustic culture of a remote Bengali village of the 1940s. The script seems to falter a bit with Shankar’s sudden return to his family in comparison to the elaboration of his courtship with Panna. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsivePrithwis Rana, an experienced stage designer of his generation, works in absolute sync with the temperament of the director and the drama. The revolving props in the rear side of the stage fit the visuals aids of an old building or a sailing boat or as an abstract piece according to the context of the play. Singer Imon Chakraborty teams up with the production house in belting out some mind-blowing folk songs that innate the philosophy of romance and its effect. Indudipa Sinha’s choreography does well to bring out the spirit of ‘Khemta’ dance. An experienced campaigner, Debshankar Halder, famous for portraying larger than life characters on stage breaks stereotypes here to fit admirably into Shashanka. Suparna Maitra Das as Panna and Rajeswari Nandy as Surobala are equally strong and commendable in their roles. Barring a few, most of the actors collaborate well to make it a wonderful production. Shubhadeep Guha in music and Dinesh Poddar in light complete the circle of producing the spectacle on stage. Group Director, Soumitra Mitra appears excited to present another Bandyopadhyay on stage after Manik Bandyopadhyay’s ‘Diba Ratrir Kabya’ and Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay’s ‘Hansuli Banker Upokatha’. The charmingly different experiment with yet another directorial work by Bratya gives us the insight of his creative intelligence which is well enough for the theatre connoisseurs of Bengal to ponder.
Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 6 min read Register Now » February 10, 2016 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. “You’re cheating on me with your smartphone.” Twenty years ago, this phrase wouldn’t have made sense. Today, it’s a common line in modern-day relationships. Most of us are spending more time on our smart devices than actually engaging in conversations with our loved ones. Yet, there’s no denying the value technology brings to our lives.Related: A ‘Self-Propelling’ Stroller Just Launched on IndiegogoI’m referring here to smart, connected technology that among other things can boost our health, manage our urgent banking requests and connect our vehicles to our homes. By committing to the right balance, we’ll continue to see technology improve our lives.Below I’ve outlined three industries that are marrying individuals to smart, connected technology and succeeding. Cue the wedding bells.HealthcareHealthcare is swiftly becoming patient-centric as its center of gravity shifts from the hospital to the home-medical experience. Wearable devices such as Apple Watch, Android Wear and Fitbit are getting patients motivated and involved in their healthcare decisions on a daily basis. In turn, this puts pressure on hospitals to open up channels through API (application program interface) technology and allow patient data from personal tracking devices to be shared with doctors in real time.For instance, AirStrip made waves on the Apple stage in September, when the company showcased the incredible capabilities of its connected system. AirStrip with Apple Watch allows physicians to view real-time lab results and vital readings, such as heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation, from any location. This could include a patient traveling to the hospital in an ambulance or an expectant mother in the comfort of her home routinely testing her and her baby’s heart rate. Or take Telcare, which introduced the industry’s first FDA-approved cellular blood glucose meter that sends live readings to smart devices belonging to predesignated people, such as physicians or parents. Technologies like AirStrip and Telcare are redefining how physicians and patients collaborate in real time, paving the way for better overall care and hooking consumers on the security and comfort they provide.Financial servicesWhen PayPal, Venmo, Stripe, Google and Apple flirted with the idea of using smart devices to ease payments and real-time access to banking information, that move spurred excitement among consumers and terror among large financial institutions, as they were being asked to change.To meet these rapidly inflating demands from consumers, financial institutions quickly recognized the need to adapt to this new trend by breaking down their monolithic systems into reusable APIs that can be combined to create new digital services. For early movers, this has fueled a broader use of banking apps on smart devices, where consumers can quickly cash checks with a quick click of the camera, or complete personal payments, as well as engage in more traditional services, like wire transfers. Related: This ‘Smart Wallet’ Found Success on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. So Why Didn’t It Deliver?Large financial institutions, such as Wells Fargo and American Express, also saw the importance in partnering with impactful online payment startups such as Stripe, whose hefty goal is to raise the GDP of the Internet. Venmo and other peer-to-peer payment apps also gained in popularity, removing the hassle for consumers around splitting bills after meals, paying rent and sharing cab rides, among an array of other activities.What’s clear is that the financial services industry is being transformed by fintech startups looking to simplify payment processes for consumers and businesses alike. And consumers are relying on their smart devices more than ever to easily manage their financial lives.Fintech startups are trying to put a ring on it, increasing the urgency for banks to keep up through transformative digital makeovers and strategic partnerships. MasterCard’s recently announced Start Path program is a step in the same direction: aligning the financial services corporation with fintech game-changers.AutomotiveWith auto manufacturers expanding app integration into vehicles, connected cars are quickly becoming an extension of an individual’s home and personal life. Now, auto manufacturers such as Tesla are depending significantly on the developer ecosystem to provide rich experiences for individuals and their music, social and home apps.In the next few years, car companies will provide 90 percent connectivity through APIs, fostering a closer relationship between individuals and their cars. Cars will no longer serve just as vehicles that move us from point A to point B; in addition, they’ll act as collaborator, entertainer and confidant.In the next few years, in fact, connected cars will become our very own chauffeurs, given that Tesla, Google, Apple and Uber are currently delving into the realm of driverless cars. Tesla’s recent launch of autopilot software in its Model S cars is an early start. What’s clear is that the movers and shakers in the automotive industry are turning cars into connected platforms to draw consumers closer.With the close last month of the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, a flurry of new smart devices were brought online to “disrupt industries,” “change the world” and perhaps even destroy a few relationships.But, it won’t be the devices themselves that will make waves. It will be the clever use of those devices to generate value. This year, 2016, will be about identifying the value niches within industries and executing on consumer demands. Smart technology will continue to find its way into our lives and connect what we once thought impossible.In 2016, too, I look forward to balancing my marriage by using technology — by investing less time in managing connected devices and getting more value out of them. And, maybe spending more time talking to my wife than Siri.Related: This Company Wants To Make Your Dumb Fridge Smart Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.
Firefox Bookmarks upcoming changes by Martin Brinkmann on May 17, 2016 in Firefox – 26 commentsMozilla plans to release a couple of changes to the Firefox web browser’s bookmarking system in upcoming stable channel releases.Bookmarks have not received much love in the past couple of years and while they are still an integral part of all web browsers, they work pretty much like they did a decade ago.Some companies try to change layout and presentation of bookmarks but for the most part, they are still just links saved locally that point to web resources.Mozilla plans to make gradual changes to bookmarks in Firefox and release those alongside Firefox 47, 48 and 49 Stable.As is the case with all upcoming feature additions, things may get postponed or even cancelled outright so keep that in mind.If you are using bookmarks regularly, you may have noticed a slight change in Firefox 46 already. When you open the bookmarks library in the browser or a newer version now, the unsorted bookmarks are opened directly instead of the all bookmarks listing.All bookmarks that are not filed into user created folders are filed under unsorted bookmarks by default in Firefox.Starting in Firefox 47, you may notice a change in bookmarking behavior. You know probably that you can click on the bookmark star icon to add a new bookmark to Firefox.This always added the bookmark to the unsorted bookmarks by default and if you wanted to file it in another folder, you had to click on the bookmark star again to display the bookmarks panel which allowed you to do that.This panel opens directly in Firefox 47 and newer versions so that you are saving a click if you save bookmarks to specific folders regularly in Firefox.Starting in Firefox 48, unsorted bookmarks are renamed to other bookmarks instead. Again, a subtle change and nothing major but it may be the better description for the default bookmarks folder.From Firefox 49 on, Firefox users will get a list of the five most recent bookmarks that they have added to the browser when they click on the bookmarks icon or use the bookmarks menu.This functionality is not entirely new as Firefox offers special bookmarks folders already of which one displays the ten most recent bookmarks, but it moves the last five to the main bookmarks listing which improves their visibility.Firefox users who don’t want those listed in the main bookmarks listing may right-click when the mouse hovers over the menu to display and select the hide recently bookmarked option to remove these recent entries from it.The recently bookmarked listing replaces the special bookmarks folder on new profiles.Closing WordsThese changes are not really major as nothing gets removed but they optimize how you work with bookmarks in the Firefox web browser. You can already test all the changes in the most recent Nightly versions of Firefox.SummaryArticle NameFirefox Bookmarks upcoming changesDescriptionMozilla plans to release a couple of changes to the Firefox web browser’s bookmarking system in upcoming stable channel releases.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
Emma Stone, 2017’s number one, has virtually handed her crown and scepter to Scarlett Johansson.ScarJo, who recently stepped down from portraying a trans character, leads this year’s ranking with $40.5 million. The ranking covers the period going from June 2017 to June 2018.During that time, Johansson played a bride-to-be in Rough Night and reprised her superhero role of Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow in the Marvel universe. Avengers: Infinity War, released last May, was her biggest salary bump.She has also voiced Nutmeg, one of the dogs of Wes Anderson’s latest movie, Isle of Dogs.Angelina Jolie made the top 10‘I have a very fortunate life’ Angelina Jolie | Photo: BBC News YouTubeThe 2018 ranking features Angelina Jolie. She perched atop Forbes magazine’s list of the top-paid actresses for the fourth time.The openly bisexual actress ranked second in 2018. She made $28 million thanks in part to her upfront pay for Maleficent 2.Reportedly, she was the only woman in Forbes’ list of best-paid actors in 2013, when she earned $33 million for the first movie of the Disney’s franchise.The ten highest-paid actressesHold tight, no black or Asian actresses feature in the ranking.Here are the 10 best-paid actresses according to Forbes: Ellen is proud her Oscar selfie named to Time’s list of 100 Most Influential Photos Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Forbes has revealed this year’s top 10 of highest-paid actresses in the world. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- Read the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/guess-which-bisexual-actress-is-among-the-ten-highest-paid-in-the-world/ Scarlett Johansson stepped down from playing a trans man in Rub & Tug after backlash. Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . 1. Scarlett Johansson, $40.5 million2. Angelina Jolie, who made $28 million3. Jennifer Aniston, whose $19.5 million mostly comes from endorsements4. Jennifer Lawrence, who was paid $18 million for X-Men, Mother! and Red Sparrow5. Reese Witherspoon, who earned $16.5 million, with her high-profile projects, Big Little Lies and A Wrinkle In Time6. Mila Kunis, $16 million for Bad Moms and The Spy Who Dumped Me7. Julia Roberts, $13 million for Wonder8. Cate Blanchett, $12.5 million for her projects, including Thor: Ragnarok Ocean’s 89. Melissa McCarthy, $12 million for her roles in Life Of The Party and soon to be released Happytime Murders and Can You Ever Forgive Me10. Gal Gadot, $10 million for her role in Wonder WomanIf you think these salaries are impressive, however, you might want to think twice.Although undoubtedly high, none of these compares to the $124 million made by The Rock, labeled 2018’s highest-paid actor by Forbes. Gender pay gap much?Read more from Gay Star News:Scarlett Johansson gives rude response to critics of her playing trans Gal Gadot proudly supports boy who chose Wonder Woman backpack and crown
GARLAND, Texas — Texas reeled from rare December tornados Monday, as days of storms battering a vast region stretching from the southwestern U.S. to Canada claimed at least 43 lives.Hundreds of flights across the area have been canceled, and with portions of major highways flooded or snowed under, the storm system is wreaking holiday travel havoc for millions of Americans.The National Weather Service is warning of blizzards, freezing rain and flash floods in the next days, all part of a powerful storm system fueled by unseasonably warm air that began in the deep south last Wednesday.The NWS said Monday that 21 states — from New Mexico to as far north as Michigan — are under a weather watch or warning.The governors of New Mexico, Texas and Missouri declared states of emergency for all or parts of their states to handle storm damage on Sunday. Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia earlier took similar measures.Texas tornados kill 11At least 11 people were killed as tornadoes struck the heavily populated Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in Texas, according to authorities who searched house-to-house Sunday for additional victims.The rare December twisters flattened homes, knocked cars off of highways and flipped big-rig trucks like toys. The NWS said that at least nine twisters touched down in the region late Saturday.Hardest-hit was the Dallas suburb of Garland, where authorities confirmed eight fatalities after a tornado packing winds of up to 200 miles (320 kilometers) per hour bore down on the city.City officials said this is only the second time since 1950 that such a powerful tornado struck the area.Aerial footage showed rows of flattened homes, while others had roofs blown off and windows shattered. Some 600 buildings were damaged or destroyed, officials said.“We’re going to look at every house and every car to try to make sure we find everybody,” Garland Mayor Douglas Athas told CNN.Tornados are common in the U.S. midwest in the spring, but rare during winter.Three other storm-related fatalities occurred northeast of Dallas, the Collin County sheriff’s department told AFP.State governor Greg Abbott told reporters that snow and ice was causing power outages in northwest Texas, while central Texas was facing flood risks and the east was bracing for the possibility of more tornados.Snow, ice, floodingThe storm dumped rare heavy snow in eastern New Mexico, a situation Governor Susana Martinez described as “dire.”Martinez activated the National Guard for disaster assistance, and urged residents to stay off the roads.The governor reported more than 16 inches (40 centimeters) of snow has fallen in parts of the state, “with drifts as high as eight feet, making roads impassable in several counties.”Authorities even closed down I-40, a major highway linking the city of Albuquerque with neighboring Oklahoma.State police said that parts of the highway were obstructed by stranded big-rig trucks. Police estimated that up to 600 trucks were trapped on the highway, some parked on the side, the Albuquerque Journal reported.In Missouri, Governor Jay Nixon said that at least eight fatalities due to flash flooding were reported in his state.“I urge Missourians in flood-affected areas to stay alert, avoid travel if possible and never drive into a flooded roadway,” he said.In nearby Mississippi, where Governor Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency to deal with flooding, “severe storms” are forecast through Monday, the state Emergency Management Agency said.The agency also reported 10 storm-related deaths.Illinois reported five deaths, while eight others were killed in southern states on and before Christmas Day.And one person drowned Sunday in Alabama floodwaters, local officials said.More weather miseryThe NWS forecast blizzards and heavy snow for eastern New Mexico, Oklahoma and northern Texas, with snow expected to eventually reach the tornado-damaged Dallas area.The temperature in Dallas on Saturday, when the twisters struck, was an unseasonable 82 Farenheit (28 Celsius) — but weather forecasters said it will plunge to 32 F (00 C) by late Monday.“A major winter storm system will continue to bring a plethora of weather impacts ranging from heavy snow and blizzard conditions to severe weather and flooding,” the NWS said early Monday.“The storm system will gradually pull away by Tuesday, but flooding and treacherous travel could linger into midweek.”Conditions are especially perilous in places unused to heavy snowfall such as New Mexico, where urban areas lack snow removal equipment, and few drivers are experienced at driving safely in snow and ice.To deal with icy conditions pounding their state, Oklahoma closed some roads and sent out trucks to salt major arteries, local media reported Monday.More than 200 flights were canceled when the Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop for the Dallas International Airport on Sunday.Flights were delayed and canceled at the Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma, as in other airports across the affected region. 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August 8, 2011 441 Views “”American International Group (AIG)””:http://www.aigcorporate.com/index.html is heading to court with “”Bank of America (BAC)””:https://www.bankofamerica.com/. AIG filed a suit against the bank Monday, targeting BAC’s alleged misrepresentation of mortgage-backed securities.[IMAGE]AIG’s claims focus on BAC’s Merrill Lynch and Countrywide Financial components, and the entity is seeking over $10 billion in compensation in what could be the largest mortgage-security lawsuit ever filed by an individual investor.The suit alleges that the bank fraudulently represented the quality of mortgage-backed securities purchased by AIG, resulting in an estimated $28 billion in losses for AIG.The taxpayer-owned company is one of numerous entities filing against various banks, over claims that the financial institutions misrepresented high-risk securities, leading to the mortgage crisis. [COLUMN_BREAK]Around 90 lawsuits related to the mortgage mess have been initiated to date, and AIG’s legal representation, McCarthy Lawyer Links, says that AIG will also file similar cases against Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, and Deutsche Bank.Private litigation actions are outpacing those being brought by the “”Justice Department””:http://www.justice.gov/, which has concluded most of its bank-related investigations without filing lawsuits. Commenting to the _New York Times_, Justice Department spokesperson Alisa Finelli noted that the government was taking legal avenues when deemed necessary, citing the successful prosecution of Taylor Bean & Whitaker’s chairman.Finelli said, “”Prosecutors and agents determine on a case by case basis the importance of relevant evidence developed in a private litigation and how such evidence should be pursued. Civil litigation involves a lower standard of proof than is required for a criminal prosecution, where prosecutors must have sufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a crime has been committed.””BAC is expected to refute AIG’s claims, as it has during previous filings. Lawrence Di Rita, a spokesperson for BAC, said in a general statement to the _New York Times_ that disclosures made during the securities process were likely thorough enough for investors within sophisticated companies like AIG. Di Rita added that it’s reasonable to say that factors like dropping home values also contributed to faltering loans, though he pointed out that BAC had yet to see the AIG suit. AIG to Battle BAC Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Bank of America Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Disclosures Processing Service Providers 2011-08-08 Abby Gregory Share in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology
The economic sentiment indicator dropped by 3.4 units in December to 118.9 units from its November peak, mainly on reduced business confidence in the services sector, the University of Cyprus said.The deterioration of confidence in services was mainly on less favourable evaluation of the current financial situation by interviewed companies and a downwards revision of expectations over the next three-month period, the Economic Research Centre (ERC) of the academic institution said in a statement on its website on Friday.It also said that business confidence in construction dropped marginally last month, mainly on less favourable expectations with respect to employment levels in the sector over the next three-month period.Business confidence in the retail trade improved in December as interviewed firms said that their current situation and expectations improved, the ERC said. Confidence in the industrial sector remained unchanged.Lastly, consumer confidence fell last month as households were more reserved with regards to their future financial situation as well as that of the economy, including further labour market conditions, the ERC added.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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