Vedanta logs Q1 profit of Rs 1351 cr

first_imgNew Delhi: Mining baron Anil Agarwal-led Vedanta Ltd Friday posted an 11.8 per cent decline in consolidated profit at Rs 1,351 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2019, mainly on the back of decline in commodity prices. The company had posted a consolidated profit “attributable to owners of Vedanta Ltd” of Rs 1,533 crore in the year-ago period, Vedanta said in a BSE filing. Consolidated income dropped to Rs 21,754 crore in April-June 2019, from Rs 22,624 crore in the year-ago period. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalVedanta’s Chief Executive Officer Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, at the post-earnings conference call, said the primary reason for the drop in profit was decline in commodity prices. In a statement, the company said its “Attributable PAT (was) at Rs 1,351 crore, down 12 per cent Y-o-Y. “We continue to strengthen our position as one of the largest diversified natural resource businesses in the world with our strategy focused on value-added growth. Our businesses stayed resilient in a quarter with low commodity prices and uncertain market environment and we continued to ramp up across the key verticals, zinc & oil & gas,” Venkatakrishnan said. “Silver is outperforming as we climb up the ranks among the top global silver producers. Aluminium business is steadily moving towards its target cost,” he said. The company’s gross debt stood at Rs 59,517 crore. The company said it has a strong financial position with total cash and liquid investments of Rs 30,774 crore.last_img read more

Steve Nash Announces Seventh Charity Soccer Showdown

first_imgToday two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash announced the seventh edition of his popular charity soccer match, the Steve Nash Foundation Showdown, to return on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in New York City.Showdown is a fast-paced, competitive soccer match featuring NBA and professional soccer players, joining forces to support the Steve Nash Foundation’s work to benefit underserved children. All proceeds from Showdown ticket sales will benefit the Foundation’s early childhood education platform, Educare.“It’s amazing that we’re in our 7th year already,” said Nash. “The crowd, the players, our sponsors, the people behind the scenes – Showdown’s become such a specific yet all-inclusive happening, and I can’t wait to get back out there this year. The game is so competitive, even when something about it comes up during the season or I see a photo of a past Showdown, I just get that same excitement. This will be the third time we’ve played during a World Cup summer, so it’ll be great to be part of that energy, too, especially with a soccer fan getting to play with us.”For the first time, Steve & the Foundation are offering one lucky winner a chance to play in the game – through Prizeo, fans can donate at levels starting at $10 to enter to win a trip to New York City, a two-night hotel stay at the SIXTY LES, and a walk-on cameo with the pros – and a host of other memorabilia. More details at and at year’s Showdown kicks off at 6:30pm, with the best of two sports worlds competing at Sara D. Roosevelt Park in the Lower East Side (at Chrystie and Stanton Streets). The next day, ticketed fans will be invited to gather for a Showdown World Cup Viewing Party to watch Team USA play Team Germany in a Group G Stage game.Showdown is sponsored by CyberDust, Umbro, JetBlue, Major League Soccer, Jawbone, and Phebe’s Tavern & Grill.Past Showdown rosters have included NBA players Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs), Chris Bosh (Miami Heat), Jeremy Lin (Houston Rockets), Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors), and international and MLS soccer pros Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls), Alonso (Liga Veteran), Robbie Rogers (Los Angeles Galaxy), Salomon Kalou(Lille), Claudio Reyna (USA World Cup Team), Patrick Vieira (Manchester City), Giuseppe Rossi (Fiorentina) Javier Zanetti (Inter), Sammy Amoebi (Newcastle), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Oguchi Onyewu (Malaga CF), and Rod Fanni (Olympique de Marseille).Tickets and VIP packages to Showdown and the Showdown World Cup Viewing Party are available at Live insights into this year’s lineup, archived materials and prizes (including autographed merchandise) will also be announced through the @SteveNashFdn twitter handle.last_img read more

US pending home sales rose a slight 02 per cent in November

first_imgWASHINGTON – Slightly more people signed contracts in November to buy homes — with pending sales rising just 0.2 per cent as the housing market copes with a dwindling supply of properties on the market.The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its index of pending home sales was 109.5 in November. The modest increase follows a 3.5 per cent increase in October.More Americans are shopping for homes as the economy has improved. The low 4.1 per cent unemployment rate has helped lift demand from would-be homebuyers, as the slow recovery from the 2008 financial crisis has built up momentum after years of steady but unspectacular gains. Yet the demand has done little to bring more home-sellers into the market, causing a shortage of listings that has pushed up prices and spawned a rush to buy in many metro areas.In November, the number of signed contracts rose in the Northeast and Midwest but slumped in the South and West.Pending sales contracts are a barometer of future purchases. Sales are typically completed a month or two after a contract is signed.The pending sales index has improved just 0.8 per cent over the past year, as would-be buyers are finding that fewer homes are being listed for sale.The number of homes listed for sale has dropped nearly 10 per cent over the past year, the Realtors said earlier this month. Many homeowners are choosing to build up their equity or find themselves unable to afford another house if they sell their current residence. This dynamic has contributed to a 6.2 per cent jump in home prices over the 12 months, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller index.With home prices rising faster than incomes, it’s leading to the risk that people seeking homes could be priced out of the market. This, in turn, has caused homes to remain on the market for fewer days.Some of the financial pressures from rising home prices have been minimized by cheaper borrowing costs.Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said last week that the rate on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 3.94 per cent, down from 4.30 per cent a year ago.last_img read more

UN agency welcomes Sri Lankas decision to let people in camps move

4 December 2009The United Nations refugee agency has welcomed Sri Lanka’s decision this week to allow greater freedom of movement for some 135,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) remaining in 20 closed camps in the country’s north following the recently-ended civil conflict. “We are encouraged by the Sri Lankan Government’s long-awaited decision,” Andrej Mahecic, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told reporters in Geneva.“Our teams are in the process of assessing the number of IDPs exercising their new freedom of movement over the past few days and report that people continue to leave the camps,” he added.There were some 280,000 IDPs staying in closed camps in May after a final push by Government forces ended the decades-long civil war with separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).Since August, over 150,000 IDPs from the former conflict zone have left the camps, most of them as part of the Government’s ongoing return process. UNHCR staff reported that, on the first day that this week’s decision entered into force, over 7,000 IDPs left from the Menik Farm camps in Vavuniya, the largest IDP site, and another 25 from the camp in Trincomalee.“According to our teams on the ground, many people left their belongings in the camps, which is an indication that they intend to return to the camps,” said Mr. Mahecic.“Some of those interviewed told UNHCR they wanted to visit friends and relatives in other camps, in Vavuniya town, and the centres where those with suspected links with the LTTE are being held.”Authorities have said there is no time limit to the freedom of movement, but there were reports that IDPs would only be allowed to stay away from the camps up to ten days, said UNHCR. Many are also scheduled to return to areas of origin in the coming days and weeks under the Government-organized return plan.“We hope as this new freedom of movement continues and the IDPs are fully informed of the process, inconsistencies across the different camps and districts and bureaucratic obstacles will be ironed out so that all IDPs will be able to exercise their right to full freedom of movement,” Mr. Mahecic stated. UNHCR also said it hoped that the demining efforts keep pace with the rapid rate of returns and that IDPs are only returned to areas cleared of mines or where suspected areas are clearly demarcated. The agency is supporting returning families with a shelter grant of Rupees 25,000 (or $250) and non-food relief items. It is also monitoring the situation and conditions in the return areas to identify gaps in terms of assistance.Meanwhile, the UN announced today that Special Envoy on Children and Armed Conflict Patrick Cammaert will visit Sri Lanka beginning on Sunday, on behalf of the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy.The six-day mission, at the invitation of the Government, is aimed at following up on the recommendations of the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict on Sri Lanka within the framework of Security Council Resolution 1612 from 2005.Mr. Cammaert will ascertain firsthand the situation of the children affected by the recent conflict with a view to ensure greater child protection. Particular attention will be paid to the situation of displaced children and the reintegration of children formerly associated with armed groups into civilian life. He will meet with Government officials, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society representatives and children, and report to the Security Council Working Group when he returns. read more

UN chief calls for creative solutions to further decolonization

25 February 2010Lauding Timor-Leste’s independence and the self-determination votes held in Tokelau in the South Pacific, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the United Nations decolonization body to continue its work with the administering Governments and the people of the remaining non-self-governing territories. “I commend the Special Committee for its accomplishments to date and for its steadfast commitment to ridding the world of colonialism. The Secretariat stands ready to continue lending all possible support to your important work in the year ahead,” Mr. Ban said in a message delivered by B. Lynn Pascoe, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, to the Special Committee of 24 on decolonization.The meeting which started today coincided with the completion of the Second International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism and the 50th anniversary of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, whose implementation the Committee monitors. The Secretary-General called for creative solutions for the remaining 16 non-self-governing territories, which include Western Sahara and the Falkland Islands (Malvinas). The smallest disputed area is the Pitcairn Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean, a British overseen territory with a population of 48.“If the United Nations is to fulfill its obligations in supporting the legitimate aspirations of the peoples of these territories, a pragmatic and realistic approach – taking into account the specific circumstances of each – is most likely to lead to concrete results,” the Secretary-General said. read more

American Mikaela Shiffrin wins first World Cup superG at Lake Louise

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States won her first World Cup super-G race on Sunday.Shiffrin finished in one minute 19.41 seconds, just over three-quarters of a second faster than runner-up Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway.Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany was third, .83 second back of ShiffrinCanada’s Valerie Grenier was fifth for the best result of her career. She was .88 seconds back of Shiffrin and five one hundreths of a second out of a podium spot.The Canadian Press

Which NBA Coach Is Next On The Chopping Block

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. The Los Angeles Clippers announced Tuesday that All-Star forward Blake Griffin has sprained his MCL and could be out for two months. On this week’s show (Nov. 30, 2017), Neil, Chris and Kyle break down how this could affect the once-promising team and whether there’s any hope for the rest of the Clippers’ season. On Monday, the Memphis Grizzlies fired head coach David Fizdale after the team lost eight straight games. The news took the league by surprise, with many players and coaches speaking out against the firing. We take a look at why Fizdale was fired now and which other coaches might be in trouble. Plus, a small-sample-size segment on the Portland Trail Blazers.Here are links to what we discussed this week:Keep an eye on our 2017-18 NBA predictions, updated after every game.Over at The Ringer, Kevin O’Connor asked, “Where do the Grizzlies go from here?”Kyle took a look at the NBA’s best defenders. Embed Code By Neil Paine, Chris Herring and Kyle Wagner read more

Do you trust me enough for a hug blindfolded Muslim man gives

first_imgA blindfolded Muslim man spent hours hugging strangers on a street in Manchester after a deadly explosion at an Ariana Grande concert. Baktash Noori wanted to “spread love, not hate” after the attack where 22 people died.  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.last_img

RSPCA hardline faction behind move for charity to lobby for ban on

The RSPCA is under the influence of a group of radical animal rights campaigners who are pushing the 195-year-old institution to lobby for angling and horse racing to be outlawed, The Sunday Telegraph can reveal. At recent policy committee meetings vice-chairman Jane Tredgett and her allies on the RSPCA’s ruling council have steered the charity, which is patronised by the Queen, towards hardline stances against two of Britain’s most popular pastimes. However, there is mounting concern that a planned overhaul… Insiders say staff and moderate RSPCA trustees have so far successfully opposed the proposals, which it is feared would jeopardise support and funding for the charity’s animal welfare work.

Vatican charity arm turning popes words into action

first_imgTUCKED AWAY IN a corner of the Vatican City, a team of priests is hard at work turning Pope Francis’s social words into action with discreet daily rounds of charity-giving based on letters sent to the pontiff.“We do first aid,” Monsignor Konrad Krajewski, a 50-year-old Polish prelate who was appointed by Francis in August to the traditional post of “Almoner”, or alms-giver, said in a rare meeting with journalists.Krajewski’s job has existed for centuries at the Vatican but he said Francis was taking a special interest in it and personally identified the people with most needs.The pope picks out some of the many letters he receives and sends them on to Krajewski and his team with memos like “Call this person” or “You know what to do”.The charity takes a variety of forms – one old lady wrote in recently asking for €200 stolen from her wallet while she was out buying medicine.AmbitiousBut there are also more ambitious operations, like Krajewski’s trip to the remote Italian island of Lampedusa to help the Eritrean survivors of a migrant shipwreck tragedy last month in which 366 people died.Krajewski gave out phone cards to the migrants to call home and rosaries to the divers who carried out the grim task of recovering the bodies from the wreck.The help also goes to a homeless shelter near Rome’s Termini railway station, or to people who sleep rough near St Peter’s Square every night.Asked whether the pope ever joined him on his runs, the Polish monsignor declined to answer.Deliveries in a FiatKrajewski said he uses a Fiat with Vatican number plates on his charity runs and is sometimes helped by volunteers from the Swiss Guards – the pope’s military corps, known for their brightly-coloured uniforms.Krajewski said many of the letters asking for help are sent by priests on behalf of their parishioners – it helps bolster the case – and the money can be wired to the priests who then hand it out to the needy.Francis this month sent Krajewski out to help an Italian family in despair who had written to him about their daughter afflicted by spinal muscular atrophy.He later hosted the family at St Martha’s Residence, the Vatican hotel for visiting priests where the pope himself has taken up residence, preferring the humbler surroundings to the traditional Apostolic Palace.Krajewski says:The letters he receives are often cries of revolt. The pope is very sensitive to them.The alms-giving office, officially known as “Elemosineria Pontificia”, employs 11 people and finances itself by selling wedding, ordination and anniversary certificates with the papal coat-of-arms.Last year, it sold 250,000 parchments at prices starting at €25 and helped 6,500 people.Krajewski said: “The pope often says: ‘Why did this tragedy happen to them and not to me?’”- © AFP, 2013How should Pope Francis do his job? He wants you to tell him>47% of Irish people are willing to pay more for groceries from developing countries>last_img read more

What next for Brussels

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Days after the terrorist attacks that shook Brussels, the European Union capital remains in a state of heightened alert, fearful of what the days after will mean for Europe and the western world in general. The city is under siege, with a thousand soldiers patrolling the streets, helicopters flying above, ambulances standing by, but after the initial shock, people have kept their calm and panic has not spread.This is only one of the achievements of a city that is, by default, one of the most multicultural ones in Europe, given that all the major European institutions are based there (and that it has, historically, been home to large Muslim populations coming from Africa and the Middle East). Naturally, there is a large Greek community there, mostly working for the EU services. As it happens, one of the two attacks took place at Maalbeek metro station, close to the Permanent Greek delegation to the European Commission. Neos Kosmos managed to get in touch with a few of the Greeks in Brussels, who shared their experience of the stressful days and their thoughts about the aftermath. Making it easy for extremists“The train station attack was the most shocking,” says Elena Kindyni, who works at the European Union. “There were wounded people scattered on the sidewalk, outside our office, as if we were in Lebanon,” she says, describing the scene, moving on to the estimate that the Belgian authorities will be under a lot of pressure to become more effective in the pursuit of the perpetrators. “They did have much time to prepare after the attack in Paris, but different branches of the government don’t seem to have a viable plan to work together: the airport is in Flemish grounds, each sector of the city falls under a different jurisdiction, the metro line coming through all of them. When there are three different authorities for one area, nobody takes responsibility,” she says, not hiding her worry that another attack might take place “when security measures relax”, even at the EU official buildings. “It is not hard,” she says, but she stresses the need not to “feed the troll” of extremism, by connecting terrorist acts with the current EU crisis. “For us, who live here, this is not connected to the European crisis nor to the refugees,” she says. “This is a very local problem. Its roots are related to the state of Europe at the moment, but the local community makes it easier for extremists to act. Something that would be difficult in any other country is easily achievable here. There is a large Muslim community living in the outskirts, with access to social benefits for life, and on the other hand there is a complete lack of security checks for people entering or leaving the country – even now. They had easy access to a target that means a lot to many people, as is the heart of Europe.” From his point of view, Nicos Legakis, who works in Brussels at the Cyprus Embassy, offers another perspective. “The people in this country have been weary of this particular melancholy of abundance, living in a bubble; after the attacks, first in Paris, now here, they have a real enemy to hate. I was recently reading that the verbal attacks towards Muslims have been soaring since November.” Fear and loathing in BrusselsBelgium and the Muslim world have been strange bedfellows for quite some time. The country has seen its population being changed by migrants coming from Africa and the Middle East, largely as an after effect of the colonial era. But integration of Muslim migrants has been slow; some have been part of the middle class for years, others remain on the fringe of community, becoming easy targets for the inflammatory rhetoric of Islamic State, which has been enhanced by other factors. For instance, the Belgian weapons industry has been a supplier of IS for years now, ever since the organisation emerged as an opposition to Assad’s oppressive regime in Syria, something that has been well-documented by Amnesty International and other independent observers. “One thing is for certain; these attacks sustain and feed hatred,” attests Michael Scaramangas, a parliamentary assistant to the European Left (GUE/NGL) Delegation at the Europarliament, “just as the West’s attacks in Syria, or Israel’s in Palestine, make sure to radicalise the other side. People who would never have thought to entertain the notion of secluding cultures are starting to become suspicious of the coexistence of cultures,” he says, not hiding his concern if this kind of thinking prevails in a country as tolerant as Belgium. “I’m not sure as to how what has happened will be assessed. It is the first time we have seen people die as a result of terrorist actions in Brussels and I believe this will affect civil liberties. “This time around, there is real fear,” he points out. “It is not the fear of ordinary people so much, rather the authorities’ fear, that they have missed something. They want to keep the roads clear, so they will have freedom to move.”This assessment coincides with the – uncorroborated – information circulating many offices in the higher ranks of the EU that there is at least one terrorist cell ready to act immediately. In the first hours after the attacks, police were looking for at least two armed men on a motorcycle, which led to the lockdown of the EU buildings. Islamofascism Vs EurofascismThe greatest fear is about the aftermath of the attacks. Many countries have already been violating the Schengen agreement on border controls and, according to Michael Scaramangas, it is a matter of time for the prevalence of the policy recently introduced to the United Kingdom.“When people lose their jobs, they will immediately lose their residency in the country, despite being European. One reason for this will be to avoid handing out unemployment benefits and social security to non-native people and the other in order to fulfil the neo-conservative prophecy; policing borders, making it harder for people, but not for capital or products, to cross them, and imposing greater control on societies through fear, public debt, social exclusion.” Stelios Chatzikaleas, a musician and graduate student, has reached the same conclusion. “Unfortunately, the only answer to Islamofascism seems to be Eurofascism,” he says. “When the answer is to impose curfew, to shut down theatres, to ban concerts and discourage people from gathering, encouraging them instead to stay locked inside at home, I’m not at all optimistic,” he points out.“What I find especially saddening is that people can’t understand that these bursts of violence that sporadically hit them are a daily routine, a normality for other people. When they vote for governments that are the perpetrators of a continuous massacre taking place in the Middle East, when they fund and arm IS in order to subvert the Assad regime, when they bomb Syria for months, creating a wave of hundreds of thousands of refugees, to whom they refuse entrance to the EU, how can they show empathy for the dead? “It is sickening that taxpayers allow for plutocrat misanthropic politicians to turn their tax money into funding for the armed fascist groups; in the end, the same weapons that the European taxpayers have paid for are turning against them.”last_img read more

Apple perd un procès à propos de la marque « iPad »

first_imgApple perd un procès à propos de la marque « iPad » en ChineEn 2006, la société chinoise Proview Technology avait revendu la marque « iPad » à Apple. À présent ils affirment que la cessation ne concernait pas la Chine, et la justice vient de leur donner raison. Après le lancement de l’iPad en Chine en 2010, Proview Technology a gros à gagner à ce bras de fer avec Apple. Il réclame le blocage des ventes et 1,5 milliards de dollars de dédommagement. La justice est de leur côté dans la mesure où ils avaient déposé la marque il y a dix ans, et n’ont vendu que les droits en dehors de la Chine (pour « seulement » 54.616 dollars, ce qui rétrospectivement, connaissant le succès de l’appareil, n’est pas grand-chose…)Proview Technology (lien non disponible) était un grand fabricant d’écrans plats, aujourd’hui au bord de la faillite. La décision de la justice chinoise pourrait bien renflouer leurs caisses à grande vitesse ! Mais à quoi a bien pu penser Apple en 2010, en commercialisant l’iPad dans un pays où ils n’avaient pas le copyright sur la marque ?Le 11 décembre 2011 à 14:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Stacy Keibler pregnant with second child, Bayley returns to her first job as a…

first_img Now Playing Up Next Twitter Facebook Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ Roman Reigns is in Remission WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Joseph Price RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problemscenter_img Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Pinterest Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Stacy Keibler in 2014 Stacy Keibler PregnantUS Magazine is reporting that former WWE star Stacy Keibler is pregnant with her second child. Keibler had her first child with her husband Jared Pobre in August 2014, after tying the knot in March of that year.Keibler worked full time for the WWE from 2001-2006, coming over from WCW, after the WWE acquired it. She later went on to star in Dancing with the Stars, which was a major breakthrough for her in Hollywood.Bayley Returns To Her First JobWWE has posted a video of RAW superstar Bayley returning to the pet store she worked at as a teenager.Bayley worked there when she was going through wrestling school, and even suplexed one of her co-workers on saw dust once she learned how to properly do it. She would go on to joke that you should never do that.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayUnmuteDuration 0:00/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Remaining Time -0:00 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the listlast_img read more

Tropical Depression News Us Strengthens

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 October 2014 – A trough of low pressure extending from near the northern Leeward Islands northeastward over the Atlantic for a few hundred miles is producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms.Upper-level winds are currently marginally conducive, and some development of this disturbance is possible during the next day or so while it moves west-northwestward to northwestward at 10 to 15 mph. After that time, conditions are forecast to become unfavorable for tropical cyclone formation.* Formation chance through 48 hours…medium…30 percent.* Formation chance through 5 days…medium…30 percent. Weekend Weather Watch – storms and general TCI weather for weekend Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:tropical cyclone, tropical depression Recommended for you System becomes Tropical Storm Danny Tropical Watch with three systems being monitoredlast_img read more

EXCLUSIVE Getty engages 73 of staff with financial wellbeing

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Almost three quarters (73%) of Getty Images’ employees have engaged with its financial wellbeing programme since its launch in August 2014.The online image, video, music and multimedia library offers its 300 members of staff a personalised financial education programme, provided by Nudge Global. The platform includes elements such as paying off student debt, getting on the housing ladder, having children and retirement.Since October 2015, following an upgrade to the latest Nudge Global financial wellbeing platform, Getty Images’ employees have also been able to access more than 800 financial education topics and articles. Staff at the organisation, which was one of the first employers to move to the latest platform, can now further adapt the programme to suit their current financial wants and needs.Daphne King, compensation and benefits manager, said: “The personalised approach drives employee engagement and in turn enhances the value of the financial education and communication tool.”last_img read more

Magnitude 58 Earthquake Monday Morning

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook the Kenai Peninsula and Kodiak Island Monday Morning, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center. Nearest Communities37 miles SW of Nanwalek37 miles SW of English Bay39 miles SW of Port Graham42 miles E of Mt. Douglas46 miles SW of Seldovia48 miles E of Fourpeaked Mountain52 miles SE of Augustine Volcano61 miles SW of HomerMay 27, 2019   01:52:21 AKDT58.8609°N 152.3514°W    Depth 40.6 miles It was centered 61 miles south-west of Homer and struck at a depth of about 40.6 miles. Initial reports from the USGS indicated the quake was felt throughout the Kenai peninsula and on Kodiak Island. The 5.8 quake reported by the Alaska Earthquake Center — struck at 1:52 am.last_img

ZP chief felicitated at Bonalu celebrations

first_imgToopran: Legal advisor Venkataswamy felicitated ZP Chairperson Hemalatha Shekhar Goud on the occasion of Bonalu here. The ZP chairperson inaugurated the ‘Phalaram Bandi’ under the aegis of Sri Ram youth association. Former sarpanch Satyanarayana, FCI director Narayana Gupta, B Ramya, Srinivas, Venkatesh, Chitti, Shivamma, Srisailam Goud, Veer Goud, Srinivas Reddy, G Devender and TRS leaders were present.last_img

WWE WrestleMania 35 results revealed shock winners and major spoilers

first_imgTriple H is likely to defeat Batista at WrestleMania. Triple H InstagramThis stipulation makes it fairly obvious that the ‘cerebral assassin’ will defeat ‘The Animal’. This match will be Batista’s last for the company as he always wanted a better send-off than his WrestleMania 30 main event defeat to Bryan. Triple H, on the other hand, is an integral part of the WWE machinery.He may not be an active competitor in the ring but his matches draw huge numbers on WWE’s overseas tours. Triple H is also going to be a part of WWE forever so he can always be called on to wrestle, something Batista cannot do given his Hollywood commitments.The 35th edition of WrestleMania will be held on April 7, 2019, at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Close The grandest day in the WWE calendar is fast approaching and the company is trying its level best to ensure that WrestleMania is a grand success. But has recent booking decisions by the WWE given away the outcomes of some of the marquee matches?Here’s taking a look at those WrestleMania matches whose results look pretty certain.Ronda Rousey vs Becky Lynch vs Charlotte Flair The women’s triple threat is scheduled to be the main event of WrestleMania and the women have been long deserving of the spotlight they will be getting. WWE is long moved from the days when women were featured in scanty outfits and they are now considered on an even keel with their male counterparts. Lynch is currently the most over WWE superstarBryan Steffy/Getty ImagesWhile there is no doubt that this match will be one of the most entertaining bouts on the card, Becky seems the clear favourite to come out on top. The stakes of this match changed massively when Charlotte defeated Asuka on SmackDown to claim the blue brand’s women’s title. This means that there could be a unified champion when the show closes on April 7.Becky is WWE’s most popular star now and the fact that she was inserted into the match after a major struggle points towards a WrestleMania 30 Daniel Bryan-esque moment when she stands tall – overcoming all the odds – holding two titles aloft.Kofi Kingston vs Daniel Bryan Like the women’s end, the men’s championship title has an underdog storyline. Like in 2014, it features Daniel Bryan but unlike that WrestleMania, here Bryan is the one calling his opponent the B+ player. This year’s underdog is Kofi and the WWE universe is overwhelmingly behind the New Day superstar. Kofi is slated to win the WWE championship at WrestleMania.Joern Pollex/Bongarts/Getty ImagesKofi has come through a long and arduous path, overcoming one challenge after the other and succeeding each time only to be thrown another gauntlet by Vince McMahon. But on the March 26 episode of SmackDown, his New Day mates Big E and Xavier Woods overcame their tag-team gauntlet challenge to send the crowd in attendance into delirium and Kofi to WrestleMania.The path Kofi is following to the ‘show of shows’ has made it extremely obvious that he will walk out as the WWE Champion when the curtains are drawn on WrestleMania.Batista vs Triple H Batista came back to WWE television in one of the best ending segments to Monday Night Raw in years. The Hollywood star appeared on the February 25 show to ambush Ric Flair on the occasion of his birthday which infuriated Triple H. The former Evolution members had a verbal showdown to confirm their WrestleMania clash which will decide the fate of Triple H’s career. Who Is Ronda Rousey?last_img read more

Canadian metal company Martinrea International opens tenth plant in Mexico

first_imgCanadian metal auto parts manufacturer Martinrea International opened its second plant in the state of Guanajuato, and tenth overall in the country. The 14,800-square-meter facility is located in the Guanajuato Puerto Interior industrial park in the municipality of Silao.The company invested $30 million USD and hired 200 people in order to start operation in the facility which houses 5 production lines of 5,900 ton stamping machines, 23 assembly cells and 80 robots.Once fully operational, the plant will have capacity to manufacture 35,000 pieces each day.Aside from the two plants in Guanajuato, other Martinrea production facilities are located in Hermosillo, Sonora, Villa de Reyes, San Luis Potosi and Santa Rosa, Queretaro. The company also already has two plants in Ramos Arizpe and three in Saltillo, Coahuila.Some of the automakers the company supplies from Mexican facilities are FCA, Ford, Nissan, Infiniti, General Motors, Volkswagen, Mercedes Benz and BMW.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

AccorHotels ramps up SO pipeline with 10 new hotels by 2021

first_img Posted by Tags: Accorhotels Travelweek Group Monday, April 16, 2018 TORONTO — AccorHotels’ design-forward brand SO/, part of the Sofitel collection, is adding four hotels to its portfolio by the end of 2018, including new properties in Europe as well as the brand’s first hotel in the southern hemisphere.In Europe, SO/ properties are opening in St Petersburg and Vienna. In March 2018, the SO/ brand officially welcomed the 78-room SO/ Berlin Das Stue into the fold. SO/ will also set up shop in Auckland, New Zealand with a new hotel. All are set to open under the SO/ banner by end of the year.Sofitel Hotels & Resorts launched in 1964 and now includes the historic Sofitel Legend, the fashionable SO Sofitel and the boutique MGallery by Sofitel brands.SO/ already operates hotels in Mauritius, Bangkok and Singapore. The new properties will expand the SO/ portfolio to eight. Parent company AccorHotels meanwhile has more than 4,300 hotels, resorts and residences around the world.More news:  Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winter“SO/ has created a stylish and playful experience, enhanced with an unconventional attitude inherited from its French roots. We have plans to introduce the SO/ brand into leading markets around the world and are very proud of all the new projects that will go live over the next few months. These properties will offer a luxurious yet irreverent approach to hospitality, celebrating and embracing their destinations’ vibe, energy and local trends,” says Joao Rocco, Vice President, Luxury Brand Management, Sofitel Brands.This month marks the opening SO/ St Petersburg, with 137-rooms, a rooftop bar, a spa and a central location ideal for leisure and business traveller.SO/ Auckland, due to open in July 2018, occupies the renovated old New Zealand Reserve Bank, neighbouring the lively Britomart precinct and waterfront. The property will feature 133 guestrooms and suites, with a concept restaurant and bar, an exclusive Club Signature lounge, an indoor swimming pool and a SO/ signature spa and fitness centre, situated in the old bank vault.More news:  Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochureBy the end of 2018 the brand expects to open SO/ Vienna, formerly the Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom. The dedicated facilities include a signature SO/ SPA and fitness center, two bars and the Das LOFT restaurant, perched like a glass house on the 18th floor and offering sweeping views of historic and cosmopolitan Vienna.More SO/ branded hotels are on the way, with more than 10 new addresses expected by 2021 in destinations including Jakarta, Samui and Kuala Lumpur.center_img Share AccorHotels ramps up SO/ pipeline with 10+ new hotels by 2021 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more