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Cutting the cord from cable/satellite TV is easier than you think!Cutting the cord from cable/satellite TV is easier than you think!

first_imgThis post is the first in a series of posts written by AFCPE-FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship Interns. These posts will be shared every Friday afternoon.By Wendy Faul, Military Spouse Fellowship InternOver the Air or OTA programming is replacing traditonal cable and sattelite television viewing options for many families.The combination of available portable entertainment options and the rising cost of traditional pay TV are spawning a new trend: cord cutting. Households are ditching their expensive cable or satellite subscriptions in exchange for (free!) Over-The-Air (OTA) programming. Networks offer the ability to watch most of their current line-up and many archived shows on their Web sites at no cost. With an Internet connection and a Netflix, HuluPlus, or Amazon Prime subscription, members can stream movies and TV shows on mobile devices and/or through media devices like Apple TV, Roku or Xbox. Additionally, shows can now be DVR’d (digitally recorded) without pricey Dish Network or TiVo subscriptions by using a Boxee service which records programs to a cloud server for less than $10/month, including an option to program a recording while away from home. These new alternatives are allowing many military families to increase their savings by reducing their entertainment costs. Typically, the initial cost of a media box pays for itself within a year of purchase. With a little research (and an Internet connection) viewers can free themselves from expensive pay-TV contracts and customize their viewing preferences. For more information, check out this video.This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network Blog on July 26, 2013.last_img read more

Dan Pink: Productivity Improvement Techniques, Chronotypes, and Napucinnos – Episode #108Dan Pink: Productivity Improvement Techniques, Chronotypes, and Napucinnos – Episode #108

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:12 — 40.3MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSDan Pink is not a guy who normally would come to mind when you begin thinking about a person who can teach you productivity improvement techniques. But given that Dan is committed to a research-based approach to his writing, it shouldn’t surprise you that he’s discovered something that can improve your productivity either. His new book, “When” is a masterpiece for those looking to improve their productivity – but you won’t know it when you first pick up the book. This conversation digs into what Dan discovered through his research about how humans work, how our biological cycles and clocks inform the decisions we should make about the work we do and provides practical things you can do to increase your chances of getting more important stuff done. Dan’s discoveries are revolutionary, so don’t miss it..@DanielPink: #Productivity Improvement Techniques, #Chronotypes, and Napucinnos, on episode 109 of #InTheArena with @Iannarino. #SalesClick To TweetAre the “morning person” and “night owl” stereotypes based in reality?For a very long time, we’ve heard people referred to as “morning person” or “night owl.” It’s an example of a trite saying that IS a trite saying because there is truth to it. Dan Pink’s research has revealed that there really are rhythms to life and patterns to the way individuals operate that make them more prone to be productive at different times of the day. Why does that matter for productivity? It’s because knowing which type of person you are will enable you to strategically plan certain types of work for specific times of the day. The result is that you’ll be operating at peak capacity when you are working. These ideas make a lot more sense in the context of the conversation Anthony had with Dan, so set aside time to listen to this intriguing conversation.Peak, trough, and recovery: 3 stages of daily activity you need to understandOne of the most important things Dan Pink has discovered while researching for his new book, “When” is that every human being operates in cycles. We all experience the following three periods in every day – peaks, troughs, and recovery periods. When you are able to identify exactly WHEN each of those periods happens in your typical day, you’re able to do the right kind of work during the right time frame and your productivity soars as a result. This is more than a productivity improvement technique, it’s a day planning strategy that can yield results beyond what you might imagine. Listen in to the conversation and you’ll hear it straight from the horse’s mouth. New York Times Best-Selling Author, Dan Pink is Anthony’s guest on this episode of In The Arena.Peak, trough, and recovery: 3 stages of daily #activity you need to understand. @DanielPink explains why on this episode of #InTheArena with @Iannarino. #sales #productivityClick To TweetWhy you should never evaluate your decisions based on the outcomeOutcome-based evaluations are never a good idea, even though it’s the kind of reasoning most of us fall into. You can’t tell if an idea was good or bad simply because of the outcome because there are too many variables that could have or didn’t happen to be entirely sure of the result. Dan cites the decision to run every red light on the way to work as an example. Just because you get to work safely and without being pulled over by the police doesn’t mean it was a good idea. Listen to find out how Dan applies this concept to decision making, sales strategy, and day-planning and productivity.Are you limiting your productivity by trying to be too productive?Most of us who are worker-bees or “doers” spend our day in non-stop productivity mode. But research reveals that non-stop production actually becomes counterproductive. In this conversation, Dan Pink highlights how breaks throughout the day, and even what he calls a “Napucinno” (you’ll have to listen to find out what that is) can actually increase your productivity and enable you to get more done in less time. What is more, the quality of what you do will increase exponentially. It may sound too good to be true but Dan’s got the research to back him up, so don’t miss what he’s got to share.Are you limiting your #productivity by trying to be too #productive? @DanielPink explains why it could be the case, on this episode of #InTheArena with @Iannarino. #salesClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Dan Pink’s writing and why his newest book should be on your 2018 reading list Anthony’s first meeting with Dan and how he introduced a new concept to Anthony Why Dan loves hiring musicians and actors for no-arts related work What got Dan’s attention to compel him to write his latest book? What is a chronotype and why it’s important to know it’s embedded in humans? Peak, trough, and recovery times in every day. You need to understand this Using your knowledge to make gains in the sales process The vital necessity of practicing a restorative break Could a daily nap (with coffee) boost your productivity and effectiveness? What is a mid-point slump and how can you deal with it? The changes Dan has made in his own life as a result of writing this book Dan’s “Next Big Idea Club” and how you can get connected.Resources & Links mentioned in this episodeDan Pink – Explore Dan’s websiteBOOK: Free Agent NationBOOK: A Whole New MindBOOK: DriveBOOK: To Sell Is HumanBOOK: WhenEvernoteBOOK: Thinking In BetsBOOK: Chasing DaylightThe Future ProjectThe theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: Plus: Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now Tweets you can use to share this episodeAre the “morning person” and “night owl” #stereotypes based in reality? @DanielPink reveals amazing research from his new book WHEN, on this episode of #InTheArena with @Iannarino. #Sales #productivityClick To TweetWhy you should never evaluate your #decisions based on the outcome. @DanielPink reveals what research and experience show, on this episode of #InTheArena with @Iannarino. #sales #productivityClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more

CBI quizzes news portal CEOCBI quizzes news portal CEO

first_imgThe Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday interrogated Narada News portal CEO Mathew Samuel in connection with a sting operation he claimed to have carried out five years ago, agency sources said. In the tapes that surfaced in 2016, ahead of the Bengal Assembly polls, persons resembling senior Trinamool Congress leaders and an IPS officer are seen accepting money from representatives of a fictitious company in return for favours.Mr. Samuel, who had been questioned by the agency on earlier occasions, too, appeared before the CBI on Monday afternoon at its Nizam Palace office, sources said. The CBI made its first arrest in the case last month when it apprehended IPS officer S.M.H. Mirza, who is currently in judicial custody. Prominent TMC leaders and Ministers, including Subrata Mukherjee, Subhendu Adhikary and Sougata Roy, and senior BJP leader Mukul Roy, who quit the Mamata Banerjee-led party two years ago, have also been quizzed by the probe agency over the past few weeks in the case.last_img read more

LeBron James hurt but Lakers still rout WarriorsLeBron James hurt but Lakers still rout Warriors

first_imgBREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Lakers: Zubac shot 9 for 10. … The Lakers had lost three of four, so this meant a lot. … Los Angeles improved to 5-6 on the road vs. the Western Conference. … Tyson Chandler, who had been questionable with back spasms after he missed Sunday’s game against Memphis, returned and played 15-plus minutes.Warriors: Iguodala reached double figures for the fourth time this season. … Curry and Draymond Green each picked up two early fouls, and Green fouled out with 5:36 left. He was limited to four points, five assists and five rebounds.UP NEXTLakers: At Sacramento on Thursday.Warriors: Host Portland on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OAKLAND, CA – DECEMBER 25: Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles the ball while being closely guarded by Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors during the first half of their NBA Basketball game at ORACLE Arena on December 25, 2018 in Oakland, California. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFPOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James prides himself in his durability, being available night after night, game after grueling game.That’s why the Lakers star is so mad he got hurt.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES MOST READ Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? He is scheduled for an MRI exam Wednesday and coach Luke Walton is preparing to be without James on Thursday night in Sacramento.James has played in 156 straight games overall and 116 in the regular season. And he’s not about to guess whether he will have to miss time.Stephen Curry made consecutive 3s shortly after James exited, and the Warriors got within 78-76 at the 2:48 mark of the third — but Kyle Kuzma and the persistent Lakers stayed at it every possession. Curry wound up with 15 points but the home fans had seen enough well before the final buzzer and headed out for the rest of Christmas.“They played like they had nothing to lose. They played like they had a free swing,” Curry said. “Everybody who touched the ball was aggressive. They just had a different look in their eye and we weren’t able to match that. They went out and won the game, that’s basically it.”Kuzma contributed 19 points with a pretty baseline 3 late, Ivica Zubac had 18 points and 11 rebounds and Rajon Rondo 15 points and 10 assists off the bench as the Lakers snapped an 11-game losing streak on the Warriors’ home floor since a 118-115 overtime win Dec. 22, 2012. Los Angeles also ended a seven-game skid overall in the rivalry with its first win in the series since March 6, 2016.ADVERTISEMENT James made it look easy early on shooting over Jonas Jerebko and Kevon Looney. James hit a turnaround jumper at the 4:39 mark of the second quarter to put the Lakers ahead 52-37 and L.A. led 65-50 at the break.It was James’ second straight Christmas game at Oracle Arena after playing here with the Cavaliers last year and losing 99-92.Walton — a former Warriors top assistant and dear friend of Steve Kerr — got some time with his Hall of Fame dad, Bill, before the game and a few moments to catch up with Curry and share holiday greetings in the hallway after the two-time MVP’s warmup routine.Kevin Durant, playing on a tender left ankle, had 21 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Andre Iguodala came off the bench and made his initial five shots and 7 of 9 by halftime on the way to a season-high 23 points while also handling some of the load defending James.Golden State shot just 9 for 36 from deep, Curry going 2 of 8 and Durant 3 for 8.MCGEE’s RING DELAYEDLakers center JaVale McGee was still sick with a respiratory infection and missed his fifth straight game, didn’t travel and missed his scheduled moment to receive his championship ring. That will now happen Feb. 2 when the Lakers return to Oracle Arena.McGee was one of three big men who rotated in Steve Kerr’s rotation on the way to a repeat title.“I’m happy for JaVale. He’s getting more of a chance to play with the Lakers than he did with us,” Kerr said. “We had a lot of centers play a really important role for us the last couple of years. He was fantastic and we loved having him here. Wish he was here and that we could give him his ring today, but we’ll do it next time. Very happy for him and his success this year.”TIP-INS LeBron James leaves game vs Warriors with strained left groin Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño The Los Angeles Lakers lost LeBron in the third quarter to a strained left groin then went out and beat the two-time defending champions without him Tuesday night, getting King James’ 17 points, 13 rebounds and five assists before the injury in a surprising 127-101 rout of the Golden State Warriors.“I take a lot of pride in it,” James said of always playing. “That’s why it (angered me) not to be able to go back into the game. It’s more than anything being available to my teammates, being available to my coaching staff. That’s something I take more personal than anything. Hopefully it’s not a long thing.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefJames grabbed at his left groin area with 7:51 left in the third after slipping under the Warriors’ basket while trying for a loose ball. He tried to stretch it out, awkwardly walked toward the Lakers bench trying to loosen up before leaving on his own though gingerly out the tunnel for the locker room.“I wasn’t able to go back into the game, obviously. I’ll get an MRI tomorrow and see what’s up,” James said. “With me with injuries, I’m never too concerned about them. I was able to walk off on my own power. I felt a pop, see if I could stretch it a few times, see if it would relieve but it didn’t. … I did a couple exercises to see if I could continue to go but I didn’t feel like it would benefit my team or me. So I came back and got a jump start on the rehab.” Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View commentslast_img read more

UM Motorcycles unveils 11 new products for Europe at Intermot 2016UM Motorcycles unveils 11 new products for Europe at Intermot 2016

first_imgAfter cruising into India at Auto Expo 2016, UM Motorcycles is aiming to consolidate its presence in Europe as it showcased 11 new products specifically targeting the European market. UM Motorcycles announced their European strategy at the ongoing Intermot Motorcycle show in Cologne. UM Motorcycle is present in over 25 countries.UM Motorcycles will introduce 11 products, including UM’s DSR, Renegade and Xtreet series, for the European market as the company looks to offer an exciting, modern and unique motorcycles at a pocket friendly price.ALSO READ: Suzuki unveils GSX-R1000, GSX-R1000R, GSX-R125, V-Strom 650 at IntermotJuan Villegas, Global Director, Business Development, UM International said, “Our philosophy is to offer our clients an opportunity to ride an exciting, modern, unique motorcycle line up at a price that will be easy on the pocket.”UM Motorcycles has also signed three exclusive importers in the United Kingdom, Portugal and Spain to launch their new range of products targeting both men and women of Europe.UM DSR SeriesThe standard variant of the UM DSR comes with a Euro IV, 125cc, Liquid Cooled engine producing maximum power output of 13 HP and maximum torque of 11 Nm, mated to five speed transmission. The other variants of the UM DSR include DSR Adventure TT, DSR Adventure and DSR SM.UM DSR SeriesALSO READ:Honda CBR1000RR SP unveiled at Intermot 2016UM Renegade SeriesUM Renegade comes in 5 variants- Renegade Classic, Renegade Commando, Renegade Sport S, Renegade Sport and Renegade Tracker. The India-based Renegade Commando comes with a 279.5cc, Single Cylinder, Liquid Cooled, that will produce peak power of 24.8 HP and peak torque of 21.8 NM, mated to six-speed transmission.advertisementUM Renegade SeriesUM Xtreet SeriesThe Xtreet Series includes XTREET RC and XTREET SS. The Xtreet series comes with 196cc, 1 Cylinder, 4 Stroke engine churning maximum power output of 16.1BHP and maximum torque of 13.96Nm, mated to five-speed transmission.UM Xtreet SeriesCurrently, UM Motorcycles has the Renegade Commando and the Renegade Sport S in India. ALSO READ: 2017 Ducati SuperSport unveiled at Intermotlast_img read more

IAR Systems acquires Secure ThingzIAR Systems acquires Secure Thingz

first_img Continue Reading Previous Apacer upgrades to new-generation DDR4-2666 memory modulesNext Maxim: uSLIC power modules revolutionize design for highly space-constrained applications IAR Systems has entered into a share sale and purchase agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in Secure Thingz  a provider of advanced security solutions for embedded systems in the Internet of Things. With the acquisition, IAR Systems secures its position as a frontrunner in offering solutions for security in embedded systems.Founded in 2016, Secure Thingz develops and sells products and services for implementation of embedded security in connected devices. The company has provided security solutions for the development platform Renesas Synergy Platform through its Secure Deploy platform offerings, which is developed in order to solve the major security challenges faced by companies developing for the IoT.In February 2018, the product Embedded Trust has been launched. Developed in partnership between IAR Systems and Secure Thingz, Embedded Trust enables secure development and makes security part of the development workflow. Embedded Trust enables companies to safeguard intellectual property against overproduction and counterfeiting, manage software updates in a robust way, and protect end users from malware intrusion and theft or loss of data.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

Bad times are over: Lin Dan after ending title drought at Malaysia Open 2019Bad times are over: Lin Dan after ending title drought at Malaysia Open 2019

first_imgBad times are over: Lin Dan after ending title drought at Malaysia Open 2019Two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan ended a two-year drought for a major title when he defeated compatriot Chen Long in the men’s singles final of Malaysia Open Super 750 tournament on Sunday. advertisement Press Trust of India Kuala LumpurApril 7, 2019UPDATED: April 7, 2019 20:07 IST Malaysia Open 2019: Lin Dan defeated Chen Long in three games in the men’s singles final (@BWFMedia Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLin Dan defeated Chen Long 9-21, 21-7, 21-11 in a 78-minute final of Malaysia Open 2019Malaysia great Lee Chong Wei, who has recovered from nose cancer, presented the awards in Kuala LumpurI was determined to play well and was hungry for victory … I think the bad times are overChinese badminton ace Lin Dan clinched the Malaysia Open on Sunday after an electric performance against countryman Chen Long to claim his first major title in two years.The win comes after the five-time world champion made several early round exits since January, including at the Indonesia Masters, German Open and the All-England.But in a nail-biting 78-minute match, the world number 16 smashed his way back to victory with a final score that tallied 9-21, 21-7, 21-11.I doubted myself: Lin Dan on lean patchSpeaking to reporters afterwards, Lin said his game against two-time world champion Chen was a sign that his spate of bad luck was finally over.”My performance last year was not ideal, and I was under a lot of pressure and even doubted myself,” he said.”But here in Malaysia, I was determined to play well and was hungry for victory … I think the bad times are over.”It was a game that saw Lin up against an in-form Chen, who got breezed through the Open impressively in a series of straight matches.But the 35-year-old Lin, five years Chen’s senior, dictated the pace by working his opponent with deft netplay and his trademark ferocious front court smash.The title is Lin’s first win this year, and also his first major success since taking the Malaysia Open in 2017.The two-time Olympic gold medallist received a $49,000 cash prize presented by his long-time Malaysian rival Lee Chong Wei, who sat out the Open over his cancer recovery.advertisementLin said he hoped to meet Lee on court again, as both men prepare for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Lee has been on the sidelines since July last year, when he was diagnosed with early-stage nose cancer, and is seeking to make a full recovery.The women’s singles saw Taiwanese top seed Tai Tzu-ying clinch her third consecutive Malaysia Open title after a dominant 21-16, 21-19 triumph over Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi.China dominated all the other events, winning the mixed doubles, women’s doubles and the men’s doubles.Chinese duo Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen beat Japanese pair Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda 21-12, 21-17 to win the men’s doubles.Zheng Siwei-Huang Yaqiong and Chen Qingchen-Jia Yifan also clinched the mixed doubles and women’s doubles respectively.Also Read | Malaysia Open: Indian challenge ends as Kidambi Srikanth loses to Chen LongFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Malaysia Open 2019Follow Lin DanFollow Chen LongFollow Lee Chong WeiFollow Badminton scores Nextlast_img read more

Taking the opportunityTaking the opportunity

first_imgGreen shoots are visible in the Sino-India trade relation as an impact of the US-China trade war, notwithstanding global trade which is embroiled in disarray. In other words, a third force became a key role-player to cool off Sino-India trade relation, even though a long parley was bilaterally made before. Disgruntled by the big trade balance and alleging China for dumping goods, trade relation is now seen with a volte-face of China, surging imports from India and restricting exports to India. Also Read – A special kind of bondIn 2018-19, India’s exports to China made a great leap vis-à-vis abating imports. Its exports to China zoomed by 25.6 per cent, while imports declined by 7.9 per cent. China emerged as the third biggest export destination for India, after the US and UAE. Given this paradigm shift, a bulk of trade deficit between the two countries was lowered. Trade deficit plunged to US$ 53 billion in 2018-19 from US$ 63 billion in 2017-18. The trigger in exports was due to petroleum and agriculture and allied products. Both these account for one-third of India’s exports to Also Read – Insider threat managementChina. Exports of these two product groups increased by 89.8 per cent and 92.6 per cent respectively in 2018-19. Among the agricultural products, the notable increases in exports were raw cotton (278.7 per cent), marine products (345.4 per cent) and spices (42.9 per cent). With China retaliating against the US’s high tariff trade war, the scope for India’s exports to China enhanced. For example, opportunities galore for big export of raw cotton after China bent towards India to compensate for the loss of imports from the US. China imposed 25 per cent tariff on imports of cotton from the US as retaliation. Of the 5 billion bales of cotton imported yearly by China, 40 per cent are imported from the US. China does not impose any customs duty on cotton imports from India. Similarly, in the run-up to enhance soybean imports from India as a countermeasure, China dropped import duty on soybean from India. With China imposing 25 per cent tariff on imports from the US, large scope emerged for India to export soybean to China. China is the world’s biggest buyer of soybean and the US has been the biggest supplier to China. Annually, China imports $39-40 billion worth of soybean from the world. Of these, more than one third is imported from the US ($13 billion in 2017). On the import front, the U-turn was mainly due to a decline in imports of electronic goods. This product group is the main component of India’s imports from China. They account for nearly one-third of India’s import from China. Imports of electronic goods from China dropped by 29.4 per cent in 2018-19, dragged mainly by fall in imports of telecommunication equipment. It declined by 52.5 per cent in 2018-19. Thanks to Chinese investment in telecommunication in India, it resonated a negative impact on imports from China. Currently, six big Chinese companies are producing mobile phones in India. According to a survey report, Chinese mobile phones, manufactured in India, made a great leap with a 51 per cent market share in India.Chinese brands like Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, Huawei, One Plus outplaced Indian brands like Micromax, Lava, and Karbon. Trade war generated a new synergy of the economic relationship between the two countries, reducing the political rivalry. Both India and China now oscillate in the hope for warming the relation in trade and investment. Till the trade war broke, India was eager to improve the relation with China, with an aim to dwarf the burgeoning trade deficit. But, China was reticent. After the trade war, China bent towards India and vies for India’s heart for improving economic ties. “A new day has dawned for the two countries, which were once at odds”, according to Global Times–the Chinese official media. Till the Modi-led BJP government came into power, trust deficit owing to security concern played a key role. After Modi led BJP government was installed, China has been on investment binge. Chinese investment has become a driving force for start-ups, digitisation besides electronic manufacturing. With the trade war making a major turnaround in India-China relation, hopes are raised on China being the next lead foreign investor in India. Given the manufacturing in China becoming costlier after the tariff hike by the US, investors in China will dislocate their productions bases in India and other countries. According to Standard Chartered Bank, India and China will be the two major wings for global growth. By 2030, China and India will be the second and third-biggest economies, next to the US, while outsmarting Japan and Germany. China is seen not as a foe, but rather an opportunity after the trade war broke. Trust deficit began to dilute and bonhomie between the two leaders rose. Both have vowed to make a relook to their economic relation and endeavour for a joint partnership for growth, instead of a brickbat. Needless to say, Modi was never averse to China. He visited China four times as Chief Minister of Gujarat when security concern was at the peak. His priority was to seek Chinese investment. Parallelly, China exhorted India’s potential as an important destination for investment. “India has a wealth of experiences in utilizing international capital. There is no doubt it has become more attractive to foreign investors”, according to Zjao Gancheng, Director of Centre for Asia Pacific Studies at Shanghai Institute of International Studies. As of the end of 2017, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce recorded Chinese investment in India of more than US$ 8 billion. Start-ups, infrastructure and electronics manufacturing have become the key areas for Chinese investment. Chinese investment synchronises Make in India initiative. Digitisation, Start-up are the key targets of Make in India. India has a robust IT industry, that operates at cheaper costs in India than in China. By investing in these areas, China is in a unique position to give a challenging shape to Make in India.IPA (The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Thai cosmetics company pulls advertisement with slogan You just need to beThai cosmetics company pulls advertisement with slogan You just need to be

Thai cosmetics company pulls advertisement with slogan: ‘You just need to be white to win’ An online advertisement by Thai cosmetics company Seoul Secret showing Thai actress Cris Horwang, right, is displayed on a computer screen in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. The company has pulled a video in which the Thai movie star wears blackface and promotes a skin-whitener with the slogan: “You just need to be white to win.” Seoul Secret issued a “heartfelt apology,” saying in a statement it had had no intention to convey racist messages. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) by Jocelyn Gecker, The Associated Press Posted Jan 8, 2016 4:55 am MDT Last Updated Jan 8, 2016 at 9:21 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BANGKOK – A Thai cosmetics company quickly pulled a video in which an actress wears blackface and promotes a skin-whitener with the slogan: “You just need to be white to win.” The retraction did little, however, to stem a debate the ad ignited about the regularity of racist advertisements in the Southeast Asian country.The online ad for the new product called “Snowz” featured porcelain-skinned Thai movie star Cris Horwang talking about being an aging actress in a competitive industry.“If I stopped looking after myself, everything that I have worked for — all the investment I have made to keep myself white — would disappear,” says the 35-year-old actress. “New stars would replace me, I would fade away.”As she speaks, a smiling, younger woman enters the picture and Cris’ own image darkens to charcoal black.A male voice says, “You just need to be white to win.”A tirade of criticism erupted after the video was launched online Thursday. Online commentators labeled the ad as racist and ignorant, while some heaped criticism on the actress for accepting the job. Others called it a strategic way to attract wide attention and boost sales.“Ewwwwwww,” was the reaction of 28-year-old Jutamas Tritaruyanon, one of many to post their disapproval on Facebook.“This ad is so obviously racist and another attempt to brainwash Thai women,” Jutamas, a Bangkok-based office worker, told AP. “They’re saying that being dark is ugly. It’s a narrow-minded and disgusting attitude.”The Thai cosmetics company Seoul Secret issued a “heartfelt apology” in a statement Friday saying it had pulled the video clip and related advertisements.“Our company did not have any intention to convey discriminatory or racist messages,” the statement posted on its Facebook page said. “What we intended to convey was that self-improvement in terms of personality, appearance, skills and professionalism is crucial.”The ad is hardly the first to use racial stereotypes in Thailand, where beauty is often characterized as fair and delicate. Darker skin is often associated with rural lower-class Thais, and the country has an enormous industry in skin-whitening products and cosmetic clinics to help customers emulate the porcelain complexions of the Bangkok elite.TV commercials for skin-whitening products regularly promote the idea that white is beautiful.In 2013, the Dunkin’ Donuts franchise in Thailand used a female model in blackface makeup to promote a chocolate doughnut. The company’s CEO in Thailand initially dismissed complaints about racism, but the U.S. parent company quickly apologized and pulled the ad.An herbal Thai toothpaste says its dark-colored product “is black, but it’s good.” A longtime Thai brand of household mops and dustpans called “Black Man” uses a logo with a smiling black man in a tuxedo and bow tie.___Associated Press writers Nattasuda Anusonadisai and Jason Corben contributed to this report. read more

Brockhosted research panel to share vision of Life in 2030Brockhosted research panel to share vision of Life in 2030

In the Ontario vineyard of 2030, we’ll sip wines that were once the domain of far-away, exotic locations. Big business will set environmental and social policies. And consumers will choose how their energy is generated.These are some of the visions of the future that Ontarians can hear about at Life in 2030: Discuss the Future With Those Who are Creating It, a free public forum on April 16 where the audience can interact with visionary researchers from three Ontario universities.The free event is part of Research Matters, a province-wide series of panel discussions where a range of leading Canadian experts examine how research affects our lives, now and in the future.Hosted by Brock University in collaboration with Western University and University of Windsor, it takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Trius Winery, 1249 Niagara Stone Road in Niagara-on-the-Lake.Debbie Inglis, Director of Brock’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI), will share the stage with Western University’s Timal Bansal and Rupp Carriveau from the University of Windsor, who brings perspectives of their research in corporate social responsibility and in energy delivery.The panelists will explore possible future trends as they look through the crystal ball of their current research. After their formal presentations, audience members are encouraged to ask questions and discuss emerging challenges and opportunities.The event will also be live tweeted (@Ontario Research), and those following online can participate in the discussion using the hashtag #Life2030.“The impact of university research extends well beyond our classrooms and laboratories,” says Gary Libben, Vice-President Research, Brock University.“Research is a dynamic partnership among researchers, communities and the world. The sharing of ideas and information generates innovative solutions and creates tremendous possibilities beyond the confines of any one institution.”The event is moderated by John Storm, host of Cogeco’s Taking Niagara by Storm. Speakers are the researchers:* Tima Bansal, professor, Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Business Sustainability; “The lines between business, society, and government will blur”* Rupp Carriveau, associate professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Windsor; “Consumers will choose how their energy is generated”* Debbie Inglis, director, Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI), Brock University; “Climate change will move Ontario wineries toward great new styles and flavours of wine”“I see things becoming a lot more distributed,” says University of Windsor engineer Rupp Carriveau. “The traditional, centralized power distribution that we’re all used to will slowly change to a point where it’s recognizably common, in 2030, to see new communities sprouting up with their own micro-grids.”The Research Matters series is a collaboration among Ontario’s 21 universities to find new ways to tell stories about how research is changing the way Ontarians live, work and play. Earlier Research Matters events have played to full houses in Kitchener-Waterloo, Sudbury and Oshawa. The next event in the series takes place in Toronto on May 9.Through the Research Matters campaign, Brock is working with other Ontario universities share the ideas and issues emerging from their leading-edge laboratories and classrooms, and to highlight the ways this work affects everyday life, now and in the future. read more

Maria Sharapova Dominates Sara Errani to win French OpenMaria Sharapova Dominates Sara Errani to win French Open

Sharapova tops Errani to win French Open, completes career Grand SlamAs they gazed at each other across the net before their French Open final, 24 cms in height separated Maria Sharapova from Sara Errani – when the action began it was a country mile as the Russian won the title and completed the career grand slam.The statuesque Sharapova is tennis royalty and her 6-3 6-2 win on Saturday over the 21st seed, who is diminutive in stature and in status, was less a contest and more a coronation.It was all over in a flash: 89 minutes, five breaks of serve followed by a victory speech in four different languages.Congratulations Maria Sharapova!

Adrian Peterson Finally Reinstated to NFL But He DoesAdrian Peterson Finally Reinstated to NFL But He Does

Now that Adrian Peterson is back in the NFL fold—finally—the questions are: What took so long and where will he play next season?The game’s most explosive running back had been suspended since November 4 because of a misdemeanor reckless injury charge resulting from an incident where he created bruises on the body of his young son.The reinstatement goes into effect on Friday, which means it took five months to get Peterson’s case finally resolved. Which is a long time. Consider that Ray Rice’s case—caught on tape when he knocked out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City hotel elevator—was resolved fast enough for him to be reinstated and signed by an NFL team, although no club picked him up.Peterson had to be relieved when commissioner Roger Goodell sent the Minnesota Viking a letter advising him of his reinstatement, ending the controversy and finally allowing him to resume his luminous career.Goodell reminded Peterson in the letter that will have to fulfill all the obligations of his plea deal with authorities, including participating in counseling, and that any other violations of the personal conduct policy by Peterson would result in additional discipline, including possible suspension without pay or banishment from the NFL.Peterson met with Goodell earlier this month regarding his reinstatement, the first time they had spoken since the child abuse case arose last September. Peterson told ESPN on Feb. 19 that he had been following the NFL’s requirements for reinstatement, adding he had met with Dr. April Kuchuk—the New York University psychiatry instructor Goodell had assigned to Peterson’s case—to set up a counseling and treatment plan.The Vikings acknowledged they received word from Goodell’s office that Peterson was reinstated and “We look forward to Adrian re-joining the Vikings” the team said in a statement.It does not appear Peterson wants any parts of the Vikings, however. The team starts offseason workouts on Monday and hold their first mandatory minicamp in June. No one can say for sure if Peterson will show up for any of the team’s offseason program.He told ESPN in February he believed the team had not shown sufficient support for him in the wake of his indictment in September and called the decision to put him on the exempt list an “ambush.”Peterson’s agent, Ben Dogra, Peterson wants out and has visited with teams, including the Dallas Cowboys, according to reports. The Vikings have said repeatedly they want Peterson back and have no plan to trade him. Peterson’s contract calls for a $12.75 million salary this season and doesn’t expire for another three years.It’s understandable that the Vikings would want to keep Peterson. He’s the best in the business. But when he needed support, the team abandoned him, taking advice from some “Olivia Pope” type to distance themselves from the beleaguered star. So now that the case is over, that Peterson has endured and is eligible to play, the team wants its prized commodity.Peterson said he is not falling for the okey-doke. He’d like a trade, but certainly cannot force one. Saying he wants out should be enough for Minnesota to unload him for something of value to truly put this saga behind, as with Peterson around, it will be a distraction all season.But if the Vikings truly are intent on keeping Peterson, they have to make him feel their commitment to him, kiss his proverbial ring, so to speak.Peterson deserved the drama he had to endure. Now he deserves a team that will apologize for abandoning him and give him the support any player needs. Whether that’s the Vikings or not is in question. read more

Regular violent assaults lead staff to strike at Oberstown youth detention facilityRegular violent assaults lead staff to strike at Oberstown youth detention facility

first_img Thursday 1 Dec 2016, 6:17 PM By Garreth MacNamee Share23 Tweet Email ‘Regular violent assaults’ lead staff to strike at Oberstown youth detention facility IMPACT trade union claimed staff at the facility were not given proper protective gear when dealing with violent detainees. This would be uncontroversial in any other working environment, let alone one with a long history, and continuing reality, of violent incidents and assaults on workers.The most recent official figures supplied by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs found over 100 violent incidents in Oberstown in 2015, almost half of which were classed as ‘critical’.Critical assaults and injuries necessitated a total of 3,005 employee sick days, involving 65 staff members.Read: Hostages rescued after standoff with gunman in Florida >Read: Cork students attending classes in ‘freezing’ GAA dressing rooms after school fire STAFF AT THE Oberstown youth detention facility are to strike in the New Year after they balloted for industrial action earlier this week.IMPACT trade union, which represents social care workers, night supervising officers and unit managers at the Dublin facility, voted to implement the action in early 2017, citing concerns for their safety.The action must be sanctioned by IMPACT’s executive council and it is understood this will happen in the New Year. The union has to give management at least one week’s notice before commencing industrial action.Pat Bergin, director at the Oberstown campus, said he will engage with the Workplace Relations Commission to bring about a successful resolution to the industrial dispute.Addressing staff fears, Bergin said a number of external reviews are underway at the campus including an operational review, health and safety review and a security review.‘Dangerous situations’However, IMPACT assistant general secretary Tom Hoare said management was failing to meet its health and safety obligations.He said his members were forced to strike “as a result of management’s refusal to make personal protective clothing available in dangerous situations, where there was a high risk of assaults on staff”.Hoare said: “Oberstown management is in denial about the level of risk to its staff. We are simply seeking the provision of adequate personal protective clothing and equipment for use when care staff encounter violence and the threat of violence. Image: Eamonn Farrellcenter_img 30 Comments 7,799 Views Dec 1st 2016, 6:17 PM Short URL Image: Eamonn Farrell Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Thaïlande les autorités confisquent des animaux à des ONGThaïlande les autorités confisquent des animaux à des ONG

first_imgThaïlande : les autorités confisquent des animaux à des ONGDepuis le 13 février, des agents du Département des Parcs Naturels thaïlandais ont effectué plusieurs raids dans les centres de deux ONG pour confisquer des dizaines d’animaux. Une opération justifiée par des accusations de “détention illégale d’animaux sauvages” et de “maltraitance animale”.  C’est un véritable cri d’alerte que lancent aujourd’hui deux ONG de protection des animaux, la Wildlife Friends Foundation of Thailand (WFFT) et l’Elephant Nature Park (ENP). Tout a commencé en janvier dernier lorsque Edwin Wiek, président de la WFFT a adressé une lettre à un journal thaïlandais dans laquelle il accuse les responsables du pays d’être trop laxistes dans la lutte contre le braconnage des éléphants. Plus sérieux encore, il y suggère même que certains agents corrompus participeraient au trafic en aidant les braconniers. Selon lui, la moitié des éléphanteaux qui se trouvent dans les parcs à touristes auraient en fait été capturés dans la nature. Comme l’explique The Scavenger, Edwin Wiek évoque dans son courrier le massacre récent d’au moins six éléphants dans les parcs nationaux de Kaeng Krachan et Kuiburi. Alors que des officiels ont déclaré que les animaux avaient probablement été abattus pour leur viande, le président de l’ONG suggère qu’ils ont plutôt été tués afin de récupérer leurs petits et de les envoyer dans des camps de touristes. Une centaine d’animaux saisis Révélées, les accusations d’Edwin Wiek ont fait grand bruit et la réponse des autorités ne s’est pas fait attendre. Le 13 février, des représentants du Département des Parcs Naturels thaïlandais accompagnés par les forces de l’ordre ont investi le WFFT et ont exigé de se voir présenter immédiatement les licences de détention d’espèce protégée. Motif officiel : une dénonciation anonyme de maltraitance animale et de détention illégale d’espèces protégées. Le WFFT a pour vocation de récupérer les animaux sauvages détenus illégalement par leurs propriétaires ou victimes de mauvais traitements. S’il est possible, les animaux sont alors réintroduits dans les parcs, mais certains ne sont pas aptes à retourner à la vie sauvage et sont donc gardés au centre dans des enclos adaptés à chaque espèce.En février, le centre comptait ainsi plus de 400 pensionnaires et au vu du temps imparti (deux heures), il a été impossible pour les responsables du WFFT de délivrer toutes les preuves demandées. Les raids quotidiens ont alors commencé dans cette ONG puis dans une autre, l’Elephant Nature Park (ENP) dont le fondateur s’était également exprimé sur le trafic d’éléphants. Depuis cette date, des agents armés se rendent régulièrement dans les centres pour leur confisquer des animaux. Selon les informations communiquées par la WFFT sur Facebook (lien non disponible), pas moins de 103 animaux auraient été saisis parmi lesquels des macaques, des ours, des gibbons, des civettes mais aussi des oiseaux. Des opérations qui se sont révélées violentes et au cours desquelles les agents du DNP ont enfermé les animaux dans des cages  pour les conduire vers les Wildlife Rescue Center du DPN.  Or, la situation dans les centres du DPN est loin d’être reluisante : on peut y voir une loutre dans un enclos bétonné sans eau, des animaux sous-alimentés, un gibbon dans une cage minuscule, le tout s’abreuvant d’une eau croupie, et dont l’état de santé ne laisse pas d’espoir à une réintroduction dans la nature. Pour autant, “le DPN continue de prétendre qu’il fait simplement son travail, faire respecter la loi et protéger la vie sauvage en Thaïlande”, explique le WFFT qui a adressé de nombreuses lettres au département restées sans réponse. Aujourd’hui, seuls quatre animaux ont pu réintégrer leur enclos mais les responsables du WFFT gardent espoir.Une pétition pour rendre les animaux aux ONG À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Pour Antoinette van de Water, fondatrice du groupe Bring The Elephant Home (BTEH) qui travaille à protéger les éléphants de Thaïlande depuis une dizaine d’années, il n’y pas de doute que ces saisies visent à intimider les ONG suite à leur prise de position sur le braconnage des éléphants. “Je pense que le DNP a fait ça pour intimider les ONG et sauver la face”, a t-elle expliqué citée par The Scavenger (lien non disponible). Elle a d’ailleurs elle-même connu ce genre de pressions par le passé. “J’ai reçu quelques avertissements sérieux. Je ne m’effraie pas facilement, mais ceci m’a mise mal à l’aise en Thaïlande. Même des organisations avec qui j’avais l’habitude de travailler ne sont pas intervenues pour me défendre. Tout est une question de position politique, et ceci est plus important que le bien-être des animaux, j’ai compris”, a t-elle témoigné. Rapidement alertés, les médias du monde entier ont relayé l’évènement créant une vague de protestations sur internet. Une pétition a ainsi été créé pour demander l’arrêt des saisies et le retour immédiat des animaux. A ce jour, elle comptabilise 57.099 signatures mais en recueille des centaines par jour dans le but d’atteindre les 70.000 soutiens. Le 16 mars 2012 à 14:21 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

SPOILERS 816 WWE Main Event taping results from Austin Texas Kane BaronSPOILERS 816 WWE Main Event taping results from Austin Texas Kane Baron

first_img Kt Tunstall Twitter Google+ WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions WhatsApp Brock Lesnar Takes WWE Universal Championship Has John Cena Left WrestleMania? Chef Dean Sheremet: Thanksgiving Cooking Times Now Playing Up Next Baron Corbin advances to the Finals of the King of the Ring tournament this Sunday Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Now Playing Up Next Bobby Lashley Officially Replaces John Cena at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia Josh Videos Articles Former WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ diescenter_img 2 COMMENTS Now Playing Up Next The following was taped on Tuesday from Austin.WWE Main Event taping results for August 16, 2016:* Demon Kane won a squash match.* Baron Corbin def. RhynoSource: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipChef Dean Sheremet: Thanksgiving Cooking TimesVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 2:20/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 16.81%0:01Remaining Time -2:19 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 list Pinterest Now Playing Up Next August 19, 2016 at 4:08 pm Kane on Main Event? Since when did he ever appeared there? FordOLoads Kane the forgotten monster. Now Playing Up Next Comments are closed. Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR August 18, 2016 at 2:10 pm Facebooklast_img read more

7s Belkys Nerey attends tree lighting ceremony at Shops of Merrick Park7s Belkys Nerey attends tree lighting ceremony at Shops of Merrick Park

first_imgCORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) – Shoppers gathered around for the tree lighting ceremony at the Shops of Merrick Park.Santa Claus and 7’s Belkys Nerey made an appearance for the ceremony to kick off the holiday season.Families who have already begun holiday shopping stopped to take in the lights.Tons of kids — who no doubt have been good all year — also gathered for the Christmas tradition.They also were able to tell Santa what they wanted this year.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Bearded Seal Named By Shaktoolik Students At ASLCBearded Seal Named By Shaktoolik Students At ASLC

first_imgAfter being treated by ASLC’s Wildlife Response Team, Saktuliq’s condition has greatly improved. She has more than doubled her weight since arriving at the Center in April from 23 kg to 68 kg. Saktuliq is now visible in the Center’s I.Sea.U critical care unit. In a release from ASLC, before the seal could be transported south, school children in the village took it upon themselves to ensure the seal wasn’t harassed by people and pets. In honor of the community of Shaktoolik, ASLC requested that the students name the seal. Since this is one of the few bearded seal pups in ASLC’s history, a special formula was created for her with the vet staff taking elements from walrus, harbor seal, and fish gruel formulas. Chloë Rossman Communications Coordinator for ASLC: “Upon arrival to the Center, ASLC staff noted the pup was extremely underweight. Adding weight onto a young bearded seal is no simple task. In the wild, bearded seal pups gain three times their weight within a few weeks of birth, indicating mother’s milk has a high fat content.” Elementary bilingual teacher, Ethel Fuller: “Saktuliq means ‘scattered things. Our village is one of the oldest villages in Alaska and quite historical. Naming this seal Saktuliq will help honor our home and community.”center_img The students agreed she should be called ‘Saktuliq,’ the Inupiaq spelling of Shaktoolik. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A bearded seal pup that arrived at the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) on April 13 after being found stranded on the shore of Shaktoolik now has a name. Rossman: “The last time we actually responded to a bearded seal was in 2002. They are pretty rare for us to get just because were they are located is so far north. They are an ice seal, and are ice dependent.”last_img read more

IAB ANA 4As Team Up On Digital MetricsIAB ANA 4As Team Up On Digital Metrics

first_imgThree advertising trade groups–the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and the 4A’s (American Association of Advertising Agencies)–have teamed up to develop a series of digital metrics and cross-platform measurement solutions. The initiative, which is called “Making Measurement Make Sense” and which was announced at the IAB Leadership Meeting yesterday, has three primary objectives: define standard metrics and measurement systems that are transparent and consistent to simplify the planning, buying, and evaluating of digital media; drive industry consensus around the solutions; and establish a measurement governance model.”As more consumers have migrated to digital media, marketers have sought to follow them by deploying interactive campaigns,” said Sherrill Mane, senior vice president of industry services at IAB. “The ‘Making Measurement Make Sense’ campaign gives the industry the opportunity to understand how to follow and connect with consumers targeted by these campaigns, and how to measure both within digital and across media platforms.”last_img read more