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first_imgEimskip Scraps Boxship Order in ChinaThe Icelandic Steamship Company (Eimskip) has decided to cancel a container ship ordered at Chinese shipbuilder Rongsheng Shenfei…. Read More Drones Becoming Ever More Popular in ShipbuildingUnmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), or drones, as they are better known, are gaining in popularity in various industries, including shipbuilding…. Read More World Maritime News Staff Tanker and Bulk Carrier Collide off BosphorusA product tanker laden with fuel oil collided with a dry bulk carrier carrying wheat around 11:30 pm local time last night in the Black Sea, some eight nautical … Read More Meratus Line Vessel Sinks, Two Crew MissingAn Indonesian-flagged containership loaded with containers sank on Wednesday morning, September 2, in the Java Sea, while en route some 100 nautical miles northe… Read More MOL Testing New Windshield on Its BoxshipJapanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. has started demonstration tests of a new windshield for containerships, which has the potential to reduce wind… Read More last_img read more

SAIL capacity to be raised to 50 mtpa in two phases

first_imgNew Delhi: The expansion of SAIL’s production capacity to 50 million tonne per annum (mtpa) will be done in two phases, company’s Chairman Anil Kumar Chaudhary has said. In December 2018, Chaudhary announced an expansion plan for the company. He had said that by 2030-31, the PSU would ramp up production capacity to 50 MTPA from about 21.4 MTPA at present. “The expansion will be in two phases. In the first phase, we intend to reach 35 MTPA by 2025-2026, and the rest 15 MTPA in the second phase will be completed by March 31, 2031,” he said. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documentsHe further said the country needs steel over a period of time and as demand grows the supply grows too. “In steel industry, 100 per cent capacity utilisation takes time. It takes at least three years for the capacity to be ramped up. In first year 50 per cent can be achieved, In second year 70 per cent, In third year 90 per cent and then may be in fourth year you see 100 per cent capacity utilisation,” the chairman said. According to an industry expert, to add 1 million tonne of capacity, it would cost around Rs 6,000 crore. SAIL, under Ministry of Steel, is the country’s largest steel producer. The PSU has set 17.5 million tonne steel production as target for the new financial year. The company produced 16.3 MT of crude steel during 2018-19 financial year, registering a rise of 8 per cent over the previous year.last_img read more

Hamiltons Native Womens Centre shuts down transitional housing program

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Native Women’s Centre in Hamilton has been forced to make the tough decision to close its transitional housing program.Now, it is scrambling to find housing for its clients.APTN’s Delany Windigo has this story.last_img

UN deplores deadly attacks against government offices in Kabul

11 February 2009The United Nations today strongly condemned the terrorist attacks against government buildings in the Afghan capital, Kabul, which took the lives of at least 20 people and injured many more, calling for the punishment of those responsible. Noting that the Taliban had claimed responsibility, the Security Council underlined the need to bring “the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism” to justice.“The members of the Security Council reiterated their concern at the threats posed by the Taliban, Al-Qaida, illegal armed groups, criminals and those involved in the illicit narcotics production and trafficking, to the local population, national security forces, international military and international assistance efforts in Afghanistan,” Council president for February, Ambassador Yukio Takasu of Japan, said in a press statement. The 15-member body reiterated its determination to combat all forms of terrorism, asserting that “no terrorist act can reverse the path towards peace, democracy and reconstruction in Afghanistan, which is supported by the people and the Government of Afghanistan and the international community.”Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was appalled by the attacks against people and institutions that are committed to building a better future for Afghanistan, his spokesperson said in a statement.“This horrendous crime was committed against innocent civilians with total disrespect for human life and dignity. The United Nations stands shoulder to shoulder with the Afghan people and Government in condemning today’s attacks,” the statement added. Mr. Ban’s top envoy to the country also highlighted the fact that the attacks targeted those working to build a better Afghanistan. “The civil servants that were killed and wounded were serving the people of Afghanistan. Other civilians have also lost their lives. My thoughts are with their families,” said Special Representative Kai Eide, who is also head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).A suicide bombing which struck near several embassies in Kabul last month killed at least two civilians and wounded dozens more. read more

Two kids killed in accident

A 3 year old girl and a 10 year old boy were killed in the accident, the police media unit said.The mother has been admitted to the Kegalle hospital for treatment. The driver of the bus has been arrested. (Colombo Gazette) Two children were killed and their mother sustained injuries following an accident in Rambukkana today.The police said that a private bus operating between Kegalle and Rambukkana veered off the road and crashed into them while they were on the side of the road.

5 Ways Cloud UCC Changed the Workforce

For years, organizations talked about how technology will change the workplace. It’s time to stop talking about the collaboration technology of the future – it’s already here. Just 33% of workers are engaged in their jobs, and many are willing to leave a job if it doesn’t meet their expectations, according to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report. That’s particularly true for millennials, as 93% believe the ongoing development of skills is an essential part of their future careers, according to Manpower Group. While the enterprise has been impacted by a multitude of changes, below are five main ways cloud communications and collaboration have left their mark on the workforce. workplace-1245776_1920.jpg 1. Best Practices Are DifferentThe modern era for business is a transformative one. As such, the rules and best practices are dramatically different than they were a decade ago. 4. Real-time Collaboration is EverywhereFive years ago, live streams were primarily audio or featured poor video quality and limited capabilities. The technology wasn’t mature enough to enable the simple production of a video event. The result is workflow bottlenecks and disjointed conversations where people must repeat information to different parties on different platforms. Mitigating these issues is key to success. Are We Heading for Cloud in a Box? Tom Nolle September 26, 2019 As the cloud craze continues, enterprises are looking for simplified “in a box” cloud solutions to address their communication and collaboration needs. Video, in particular, has revolutionized the business experience by making both employee/customer-facing interactions more authentic. In the process, it turned our expectations of the work experience upside down. 5. More Opportunities to InnovateEvery challenge is an opportunity to innovate and reset the end-user experience. Employee behaviors and preferences are constantly evolving, so IT teams must continually assess and anticipate new trends and be empowered to affect change. See All in Cloud Communications » As the world becomes more digitally connected and the workforce more disparate in their locations, teams’ expectations have started to blur, and they now have the same expectations in the office as they do at home or on the go. 5 Steps for A Seamless Contact Center Cloud Migration Elizabeth Magill September 09, 2019 Ensuring that IT and business teams are on the same page before, during, and after the process is key to a successful migration. Over the years, many enterprise leaders implemented a range of tools they “thought” would address their needs. However, these systems often don’t integrate or provide the seamless and enjoyable experiences workers expect. The proliferation of Wi-Fi and cellular networks moved the notion of staying connected from a nebulous concept to a way of life. Deloitte research revealed 70% of workers don’t sit behind a desk daily. Workers no longer need to tether themselves to a desk to be productive, and many prefer mobile devices. It’s not just about making the technology match the device; it’s about enabling employees wherever they are. Any solution should meet the needs of the team and the organization not just for today but for the future. Hyping Up Hybrid: Making the Case Ryan Daily September 05, 2019 With the race to the cloud heating up, some enterprises aren’t dashing to the finish line with the same intensity – opting instead for a “hybrid” pace. Workers now require their business communications and collaboration experience to provide simple access to features they need, when they want. So, what’s the holdup and how can modern enterprises better prepare for the future of work? While we’ve come a long way in creating unique communication and collaborative experiences, we will need to address seamless experiences, regardless of the device, and continually bring to market innovative solutions for the modern workforce.Tags:News & Viewscloud UCCworkforce transformationworkplace collaboration technologyCloud CommunicationsDigital WorkplaceFuture of WorkReal-Time CommunicationsVendor Perspective Articles You Might Like By 2025, three in four workers will be a Millennial or a member of Gen Z, according to a survey from Manpower Group. Considering that one in three Millennials don’t expect to retire until they’re between 65 and 69 years old, they’re going to be the majority of the workforce for quite some time. Dedicated vs. Shared Cloud Voice Services Darin Ward October 03, 2019 When moving voice to the cloud, many service providers tout their dedicated solutions. But is “dedicated” all that it’s cracked up to be? 3. The Device Matters, More Than the ExperiencePeople today change devices and locations as often as they change their shoes, and the best organizations use this to their advantage. Log in or register to post comments Now, anyone can pick up their smartphone, hit record, and broadcast worldwide. Today’s workforce wants the same level of transparency and real-time information sharing in the work environment. From a technology standpoint, employees expect the office experience to mirror their personal lives – a vision IT leaders should support. ‘UC’ a Container in Your Future? Beth Schultz September 03, 2019 As cloud comms providers continue to modernize, you’re going to want to know what containerization does and how you might benefit from it. As new generations enter the workforce, they have a new relationship with technology and use it in different ways than previous generations. In the process, they’re forcing organizations to rethink how they approach, evaluate, and deploy new solutions, such as Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS). It’s not enough for technology to improve the efficiency and efficacy of an organization; it needs to produce more fruitful interactions, for both teams and customers. 2. People Want a ConnectionPeople want to connect, and they want technology that allows them to do so. read more

Annan meets Eastern European delegations on UN reform and world threats

The report of the 16-member High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change, drafted by prominent politicians, diplomats and development experts, has recommended 101 policy and institutional changes to deal with such worldwide problems as the HIV/AIDS pandemic, nuclear proliferation, genocide and terrorism.Mr. Annan has held meetings this week with representatives from the other regional groups at the United Nations and has said he will use the panel’s report and the delegates’ discussions to help him draft the report he is due to submit to the General Assembly next March on the implementation of the Millennium Declaration and its eight goals (MDGs).Both report and discussions will also figure in the General Assembly review of the document during the GA’s 60th anniversary observances in September 2005.The MDGs summarize a pledge made at a UN summit in 2000 to halve extreme poverty and its attendant ills by 2015.The six areas the High-level Panel identified as being the greatest threats to global security in the 21st century were continued poverty and environmental degradation, terrorism, civil war, conflict between states, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), and organized crime.Mr. Annan previously met with the regional blocs from Africa, Asia, Western Europe and other States, and Latin America and the Caribbean. read more

Car dealership chain AutoNation 2Q net income up 93 per cent on

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email RICHMOND, Va. – AutoNation Inc. said Thursday that its second-quarter net income rose 9.3 per cent as the nation’s largest dealership chain sold more new and used vehicles.CEO Mike Jackson said that the strong new vehicle sales environment is supported by demand from customers who want to replace aging cars that they held onto during the recession and by a healthy credit environment.“There are strong drivers that plow right through the economic difficulties or high gas prices,” Jackson said in an interview with The Associated Press.“The fundamental (driver) is there’s a genuine replacement need. The vehicles on the road in America are old and worn out … So the consumer has to make a choice, are you going to spend a lot of money fixing this old, tired vehicle, or do you want to come in and buy something new. They have to do something.”Jackson said he expects industry new vehicle sales to reach mid-14 million units in 2012. While that’s still below the 17 million of the mid-2000s, it’s a far cry from the industry’s downturn in 2009, when 10.4 million vehicles were sold.“I think we’re on the journey back to 16 million units. The only question is the pace with which we get there,” Jackson told investors in a conference call.Its results beat Wall Street expectations. But after rising to their highest level since 1997 in morning trading, shares tuned lower and were down almost 4 per cent in afternoon dealings.Sterne Agee analyst Michael Ward said AutoNation’s stock has had a “pretty good run over the last two or three weeks” and with positive financial results on Thursday, investors may have been inclined to “sell on the news.”The company, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., said its net income rose to US$78.6 million, or 64 cents per share for the three-month period ended June 30, up from $71.9 million, or 49 cents per share, a year earlier. On an adjusted basis, it earned 66 cents per share, beating Wall Street estimates of 59 cents per share.AutoNation, which owns 260 new-vehicle franchises in 15 states, said revenue increased 17 per cent to $3.9 billion. Analysts polled by FactSet expected revenue of $3.71 billion.Sales of new vehicles, AutoNation’s largest division, increased 29 per cent in the quarter. The company’s used vehicle revenue rose 8 per cent.However, gross profit per new vehicle fell $466, or nearly 18 per cent, to $2,172 and gross profit per used vehicle declined $176, or about 10 per cent, to $1,624.Total industry new vehicle sales increased 15 per cent in the second quarter, according to data compiled by CNW Research that was cited by AutoNation.During the quarter, AutoNation’s import segment, which is comprised of Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co., Nissan Motor Co. and Hyundai, posted a 44 per cent unit sales increase. Japanese automakers struggled had last year after the March earthquake and tsunami shut down production and cut off supplies of key parts.AutoNation said domestic unit sales, which includes vehicles made by General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group LLC, increased 17 per cent. Its primary luxury brands, which include Mercedes-Benz, BMW AG and Lexus, saw new unit sales increase 16 per cent.After rising as high as $43.72 in morning trading, a level last seen in January 1997, Autonation shares dropped $1.67, or 3.9 per cent, to close at $40.78 Thursday.During the quarter, AutoNation spent $126.2 million to buy back 3.7 million shares of stock. The company also said its board on Thursday authorized the repurchase of up to an additional $250 million of AutoNation stock, bringing its total remaining share repurchase authorization to about $368 million.___Michael Felberbaum can be reached at by News Staff Posted Jul 19, 2012 5:26 pm MDT Car dealership chain AutoNation 2Q net income up 9.3 per cent on strong new, used vehicle sales read more

KEESTRACK to showcase integral approach at CONEXPOCONAGG

first_imgKEESTRACK says its technology is not only characterised by the high mobility between and on sites or its ease of operation – “to guarantee economic efficiency and uncompromised end product quality, the company is also focusing on state-of-the-art drive technologies and sophisticated processing concepts. Intensive research on sustainable electric drive concepts is only one example – another important field is the consequent use of modern communication technology for remote plant control and maintenance management with the telematics tool Keestrack-er”.“Perfectly adapted on processing environments, the GPS supported monitoring system provides real-time machine status information and offers a large set of valuable data for optimised operations.” KEESTRACK says it is highlighting an integral approach at CONEXPO-CON/AGG in March 2017 starting with the new H4 tracked cone crusher. The light and compact plant features the KT-H4 cone crusher, “adapted and supplied by a world-leading cone specialist. The fully automated unit produces up to 250 t/h at maximum feed sizes of 7 in. The wide variety of concaves allows a high flexibility in secondary or tertiary production of highly defined end fractions.”To optimise production the plant can be optionally equipped with a pre-screen with fines chute and – as a world’s first – with a highly efficient three-deck secondary screen module with recycling conveyor for closed-circuit processing. A big feeder volume, large screening areas and high stockpile capacities allow very productive operations as in-line or stand-alone unit. The KEESTRACK H4 features a hybrid diesel-electric drive concept (345 kW Diesel (Tier 4f) / 330 kVA Genset / 135 kW E-drive for crusher). This guarantees economic fuel consumption and ease of maintenance through the wide use of electric motors on screens and conveyors. The recently introduced full-hybrid version H4e even allows full electric operation through mains or an external genset. An additional electric motor/hydro pump then supplies the hydraulic driven feeder, the secondary screen module, the tracks and all hydraulic cylinders.“High production rates and a great versatility regarding materials and end products make impact crushers increasingly the technology of choice for efficient mobile recycling applications. KEESTRACK recognised this trend very early and optimised its impactor range in terms of transport weights, ease of operation and maintenance. The use of high-strength steel qualities in machine frames and superstructures effectively reduces weight without compromising the static qualities or machine life-time. Intelligent monitoring and control systems guarantee trouble-free operation even in heterogeneous material mixes. Quick set-up routines, easy access for maintenance and the optimised wear characteristics of KEESTRACK’s original crusher technology increase the plants deployability and allow cost-effective operations even on short-term projects with smaller volumes.”At CONEXPO, KEESTRACK will also display the tracked impactor R3, with maximum 33 t the smallest unit of its impactor range and the 55 t unit R5. Both machines feature active pre-screening and will be shown with full optional equipment, which includes magnetic separators, fines conveyors and secondary screen modules with closed-circuit operation (R3: 1-deck; R5: 2-Deck). Both direct driven crushing units are characterised through large and heavy rotors, which guarantee high crushing energy combined with smooth running. Large inlet openings and efficient overload protection systems ensure productive operation in typical recycling applications without cost-intensive pre-sorting or pulverising. The machines displayed on CONEXPO-CON/AGG both feature diesel-hydraulic drives with modern load sensing hydraulics. As the larger R6, the R5 can also be equipped with a hybrid diesel-electric drive: A 150 kVA on-board genset then supplies the electric drives for conveyors and screen modules, offering important fuel saving potentials up to 25% compared to the diesel-hydraulic version.last_img read more

4th revelers get bang for bucks

first_imgPlywood booth windows were propped open and canvas tent doors were unzipped Monday for the first day of fireworks sales.Dozens of stands across the county are offering hundreds of things that go “boom,” “bang” and “pop,” all leading up to this weekend’s Fourth of July holiday. There’s the small stuff, like pop-its, sparklers, ground blooms and smoke balls. The bigger stuff, like Roman candles, festival balls and artillery shells. And then there’s the humongous stuff, like the Pyro Event, which blasts 21 shots into the air and boasts the “maximum powder allowed by law,” and the Maximum Charge, which fires off 33 shots of “silvery glitterings.”Opening day at the TNT Fireworks stand at Southeast Chkalov Drive and Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard started with a bang. Within 10 minutes of opening the 40-by-40-foot tent for business, owner Steve Lucas sold the stand’s biggest item. The Spectacular Show package includes six, 24-shot cakes (a square device with multiple aerial fireworks ignited by one fuse), dozens of artillery shells and festival balls, numerous fountains and other favorites, all for $549.99.Derek Marshall, 35, and his fiancée, Shianne Wright, 27, checked out The Spectacular Show package as well, but left the stand empty-handed — for now. The Vancouver couple said their household spent $600 to $700 on fireworks last summer.“It’s the Fourth of July. It’s the birth of our nation. It’s the best day to celebrate,” Marshall said. “I’d celebrate it every day of the year if I could.”last_img read more

UK employees forecast to receive 08 real salary increase in 2019

first_imgUK employees working within the private sector are forecast to receive a 0.8% real salary increase in 2019, equating to approximately £20 more a month, or £237.35 a year, before tax for the average employee, according to research by data organisation ECA International (ECA).Its Salary trends report, which analyses current and projected salary increases for local employees across 69 countries, found that the expected real salary increase for UK staff in 2019 is double its 2018 estimation of 0.4%.Steven Kilfedder (pictured), production manager at ECA, said: “The 0.8% salary rise that we’re expecting to see in 2019 is double what UK [employees] received last year. Although the UK’s nominal salary increase, at 3%, is expected to be among the highest in Western Europe, the real salary rise is in line with the European average because of higher inflation eating into [employees’] buying power.“It is still very unclear what impact Brexit could have on inflation and salaries in the UK. Any deal that is made, or lack of it, could have far reaching implications on wage and price rises and these figures could change significantly depending on what happens between now and the official withdrawal date in March 2019.”Globally, employees working in India are expected to receive the highest real salary increase in 2019 of 5.1%. This compares to a 4.9% predicted increase in Vietnam, a 4.2% rise in Indonesia and a 4.1% real salary increase in both China and Thailand.Other Asian and Indian countries expecting a real salary increase for 2019 include Bangladesh (3.9%), Cambodia (3.4%) and Sri Lanka (3.2%). The Republic of Korea and Malaysia both anticipate real salary increases of 2.7% in 2019.“The average real salary increase in the [Asia Pacific] region is predicted to be 2.7% in 2019, over double the global average of 1.2%. Low inflation and rising productivity mean that many Asian economies, and therefore local salaries, are growing rapidly,” Kilfedder added.In Europe, Ukraine tops the ranking for 2019’s highest expected real salary increase with a 2.7% rise. This compares to a 2.3% increase for employees based in Russia, a 1.8% real salary rise for Romanian employees and a 1.7% increase for those working in Bulgaria. Other high ranking European countries include the Irish Republic (1.3%), Serbia (1.2%), Germany (1.1%) and Italy (1.1%). Both the Netherlands and Norway are forecast a 1% real salary increase in 2019.Kilfedder said: “Despite the nominal salary increase in Ukraine remaining at 10%, as it was last year, there is expected to be a big drop in inflation from 10.9% in 2018 to 7.3% next year. This is good news for [employees] in Ukraine, who will see their real terms salary jump considerably, and the 2.7% forecast is easily the highest in Europe.”last_img read more

Bombay High Court to Nestle FSSAI Retest Maggi Samples Stock Up Marginally

first_imgThe Bombay High Court on Friday asked Nestle India and the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to retest Maggi samples, raising hopes of some relief for the popular noodles maker. “Both the parties may consider retesting the fourth part of Maggi samples in 5 labs that both agree to,” CNBC-TV18 quoted the court as saying.In its argument, Nestle had told the court that it “had retained 750 crates of Maggi noodles.”Nestle India share was trading at Rs 6,325, up almost Rs 24, or 0.26%, at 3 pm on Friday at the Bombay Stock Exchange.On 5 June, the food safety regulator had ordered Nestle India to recall all available stocks of Maggi noodles after finding harmful levels of lead and monosodium glutamate (MSG) in tested samples.The Maharashtra State FDA had said that it “cannot consent to re-testing the samples retained by Nestle as it is apprehensive that the samples could be doctored.”The company had filed a case in the court challenging the ban imposed by the FSSAI on its flagship brand Maggi.Recently, the court has allowed the company to export Maggi noodles, currently banned in several states in the country.The next hearing of the case will be on 3 August.Following a ban on its popular Maggi noodles, Nestle India has witnessed its first quarterly loss in 17 years.The company posted a loss of Rs 64.4 crore in the June 2015 quarter compared to a profit of Rs 288 crore in the same period last year.Experts believe that issues related to Maggi noodles recall and ban are likely to be settled in the coming three to six months.last_img read more

Aditi Rao Hydari says she had to make out with stranger during

first_imgAditi Rao Hydari’s wild and sensuous love making sceneYouTube ScreenshotAditi Rao Hydari, who had earlier spoken about losing work after she refused to sexual favours during her struggling days, has revealed that she had to make out with a stranger during the audition of 2011 romantic drama Yeh Saali Zindagi.”I don’t have any whacked out stories from auditions, except the ‘Yeh Saali Zindagi’ audition where I had to literally make out with someone I didn’t know,” Aditi told Anaita Shroff Adajania in her chat show Feet Up With The Stars season 2.In the film, Aditi was paired opposite actor Arunoday Singh who had made his debut with the film. “But at that point, I didn’t know him and he was a huge hulk of a guy and I was just like, ‘Uh…what’s going on here?'” Aditi said adding that he was very polite.Aditi played the wife of a former convict which was portrayed by Arunoday Singh. The wild and sensuous love making scene between the two had become the talking point in the industry and it also helped Aditi garner immense popularity. In fact, she also won the Screen Award for the Best Supporting Actress in the film.For the uninitiated, Aditi had tied the knot with actor Satyadeep Mishra when she was 21 and later got separated. So when she was asked about dating game, she replied, “If I got into a relationship like that at 21, my dating game would be zero, right? I don’t think I know how to date. After that, I joined the movies. What dating am I going to do? I don’t know how to date.”Watch Aditi and Arunoday’s popular intense love making scene here:(With IANS Inputs)last_img read more

Hard Rock Cafes India franchisee to raise fund expand outlets

first_imgJSM Corp Ltd, which has Hard Rock Café franchisee in India, is planning to raise Rs. 200 crore from private equity investors. The funds raised would be used to expand the number of outlets and bring in more international brands.The company, which also runs popular restaurant chains California Pizza Kitchen and Shiro in India, is considering fund raising by older investors selling their shares. Lodha Capital Markets is acting as the company’s adviser. As part of the company’s expansion plans, JSM would launch popular Chinese food chain Panda Express in India by August 2016, the Mint reported.”About Rs. 150 crore will be raised primarily from new investors, while Rs. 50 crore will be a secondary transaction where the legacy investors will be brought over,” Jay Sing, co-founder and executive director of JSM, was quoted as saying by the publication.JSM Corp was founded by Jay Singh and Sanjay Mahtani in 2004. Some of the other brands of the company are The Big Kahuna, Ginger Tiger, dessert chain Pinkberry, street-food chain Plus91 and Asilo, which is a rooftop bar in Mumbai, according to the company’s website. Singh and Mahtani together hold 55 percent stake in JSM Corp, while the rest is owned by other investors.Azim Premji’s private equity arm, PremjiInvest, acquired 22 percent stake in JSM for about Rs. 150 crore four years ago. The same PE firm may put in additional funds, Singh was quoted as saying by the Mint.A report by consulting firm Grant Thornton India and the Federation of Indian Chambers and Commerce Industry (FICCI) said the Indian food and beverage industry will expand at a pace of 24 percent every year to reach Rs. 3.8 trillion in sales by March 2017.[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]last_img read more

Meet Manish Dixit who popularised Guru Randhawa Badshah Neha Kakkar and many

first_imgManish Dixit with celebsPR HandoutManish Dixit, who is director of YS Events, has worked hard to popularise Guru Randhawa, Badshah, Neha Kakkar and many other celebs from Bollywood and International artists.Manish Dixit founded YS Events, an Artist Management Company in 2004. He has been on this journey for about 15 years down the road and doing impeccable. His company has a notable reputation built over the period of five years in serving the national and international clients with the quality of work and total commitment to satisfying each and every client.Manish has worked day and night to reach such heights, to establish this brand at such a remarkable place. His company has done enormous events with almost all artists from Bollywood and Punjabi Music Industry including Guru Randhawa, Sukh-E Muzical Doctorz, Kamal Khan, Badshah, Neha Kakkar, Hardy Sandhu, Ayushmaan Khurana etc.He has also worked with International artists like Alan Walker,Jay Sean,Silento, Sean Kingston and many more.The company also does shows with Bollywood actors as well, they have done more than 4,500 events in and around India.They have worked with big music labels like Sony Music, T-Series, Speed Records. Manish Dixit has proven everyone that he is a very skilled individual who has the capacity to do great things with life and he continues to make us proud as he faces new challenges and adventures everyday!last_img read more

Violent Weekend in East Baltimore Leaves 8 Wounded 3Year Old Among Victims

first_imgMultiple people were shot in East Baltimore on Sept. 24 including a 3-year-old girl and her father, according to Baltimore City Police. The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. at Greenmount Avenue and East Preston Street near Greenmount Cemetery.According to police, 8 people were shot and taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said in a media briefing that, “This was a planned, premeditated act of retaliatory violence.”Police said there were three shooters; one came up an alley way, and the other two coming up the street. All three began to fire into a crowd of people with a father and his young daughter standing nearby. “Two of the shooters were armed with handguns, and one of the shooters we believe was armed with a long gun of some sort, we believe was a shotgun,” said Commissioner Davis.All together 6 adult males, 1 adult female, and the 3-year-old were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds.Witness told police that the three shooters fled on foot. No suspects have been identified at this time, but anyone with information is asked to contact authorities.Authorities believe this shooting may be linked to another shooting that took place over Labor Day weekend, where a man was killed and two other, including a pregnant woman, were wounded. Two women, 31-year-old Marion Daughton, and 23-year-old Toniasha Johnson have been arrested and charged in that case. Another shooting occurred on Saturday evening around 6:30pm where an 8-year-old girl was shot in the foot on South Smallwood Street. She was transported to an area hospital and is expected to survive.Police have received some anonymous tips but still need help to catch these suspects.Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-lockuplast_img read more

Nine Tech Terms You Need to Know Before Starting a Business

first_img Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. No matter what kind of small business you’re starting or running, you will be expected to understand the jargon and culture of online information technology. That will be true whether you’re building your website yourself or hiring pricey contractors to lead your business to Internet glory.Full Web fluency is almost never necessary for success. As a busy entrepreneur, you have a million things to do. But a working knowledge of the terms and concepts businesses use online can be critical.Here is a basic guide to online terminology worth learning for business owners of all industries:1. Basic programming languages: There are dozens of programming languages used online, but HTML, HTML 5 and XML are the most common. They are written in short commands that tell a Web browser what to display onscreen. Also important are CSS and CSS3 — short for cascading style sheets — which determine the layout of multiple Web pages at once. Javascript is another, more complex programming language that is used to add interactivity to HTML can be a useful resource that contains definitions, tutorials and do-it-yourself programming exercises.Related: How to Recruit a Great Programmer as a Partner2. Static Web content: This refers to Web business content that remains more or less the same – such as the main pages on your site, contact information and “About Us” links. Think of these pages as your digital storefront. They have to be perfect, so they’ll take the most up-front investment of time and resources to create. It’s important to know that these pages are the foundation the rest of your online strategy will be built on.Website builders Yola and allow you to make your own static content, but can require assistance from programmers if you want a custom site. 3. Dynamic Web content: This refers to Web material produced in real time, such as blogs, tweets, Facebook posts and LinkedIn updates. The point of dynamic content is to be fresh, well-thought out and compelling enough to drive customer awareness. Understanding the difference between static and dynamic Web content, and when each is required, can help you keep your business relevant online. Sophisticated content automation tools that pull in content from around the Web or automatically update social networking accounts can help make your content dynamic and compelling to customers. This includes traffic-boosting tools such as TweetAdder, which can help users quickly identity and interact with potential followers, and more involved content curation services such as Curata, which can aggregate specific content from around the Web for your blog. 4. Software as a service (SaaS): Unlike business applications such as Microsoft Office which are installed directly on your computers, software-as-a-service apps are installed on a computer or server outside your office and are accessed over the Web. Examples include task management tool Basecamp and office applications suites like Google Apps. These products back up information automatically, allow access to data from most any computer connected to the Web, and offer remarkable collaborative features. These applications offer businesses flexibility as employees can use them from anywhere. And because an external third party hosts SaaS applications, they also have the potential to ease the burden on your own I.T. staff. Other related terms for this family of products include “Web services,” “cloud-based app” and “Web app.” When deciding on a SaaS product, you might consider using Get App, an app search tool specially dedicated to businesses looking for software to use in their shops, or Google Marketplace.Related: One Way to Navigate the Business App Marketplace5. Organic search: This is the world of products, content and marketing efforts determined by proprietary algorithms that appear on the left side of results from the major search engines. The trial-and-error processes of “search engine optimization” and “search engine marketing” often require considerable effort and luck. If your business is looking for Web traffic, it’s important to understand the basic ways in which Google and others will direct users to your site. 6. Paid search: These are the sponsored advertisements that appear at the top and along the right side of search pages from search services like Google, Bing and Yahoo. Paid search requires using an ad service such as Google AdWords or Yahoo Advertising Solutions. Businesses bid on relevant search terms they hope will attract customers. Also called pay-per-click advertising, businesses pay only when an ad is actually clicked. Knowing how paid search works is critical to any serious online marketing effort. You might need help to manage the bidding process for a serious paid-search campaign. Consider paid search management tools such as Word Watch or ClickSweeper, which can automate parts of the bid process. Related: How to Run Business Software Between Macs and PCs7. ‘Like’ and ‘Follow’: These terms are the referrals social media services such as Facebook and Twitter can provide to a brand. Businesses often enter into the time-consuming process of creating their own social media content to drive both likes and follows. Companies can also purchase marketing on these platforms and reach potential customers directly.8. Payment gateways: These are the online version of credit-card terminals. They encrypt and connect sales orders on your website to your merchant bank. Examples of major payment gateways include and VeriSign. 9. Point-of-sale: The generic term for technology attached to a checkout location, either online or near an actual cash register. New mobile point-of-sale solutions such as Square and Intuit’s GoPayment use smartphone-attached card readers, so payments can be processed just about anywhere.While this list is by no means exhaustive, mastering these basics can give you a solid foundation upon which to expand your online tech chops.  February 2, 2012 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 5 min readlast_img read more

PlayStation 4 Sales Hit 100 Million Mark

first_img 2 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global PS4 sales have topped 100 million units, Sony revealed in its first quarter earnings.As The Verge reports, Sony announced 96.8 million PS4 sales at the end of the previous quarter, but a further 3.2 million sold by the end of June hit 100 million. In reaching the milestone when it has, the PS4 now counts as the fastest game console to hit 100 million sales.This makes PlayStation 4 the fastest home console to reach 100 million unit sell in.Faster than both the PS2 and Wii which were just behind.It took PS2 a total of five years and 9 months. PS4 was just 5 years and 7 months.— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) July 30, 2019According to Daniel Ahmad, senior analyst at Niko Partners, the PS2 reached the same total in five years and nine months, where as the PS4 took just five years and seven months.With the PlayStation 5 expected to launch after May 2020, time is running out for the PS4 to move up the sales charts much further. In the all-time sales list, the PS4 is now within touching distance of the Nintendo Wii (101.63 million) and the original PlayStation (102.49 million). It should easily surpass them before becoming last-gen, but next on the list after that is the Game Boy, which achieved 118.69 million units sold. That looks to be out of reach.The only PlayStation not to achieve 100 million sales is the PS3, which only managed 87.4 million. How well the PS5 does depends on many factors including how much it costs, how good the initial games line-up is to give it sales momentum, and whether Microsoft manages to give Sony some strong competition with Project Scarlett. This story originally appeared on PCMag Register Now » July 30, 2019last_img read more

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