Women Wisdom and Success

first_imgInvite 200 women of varying backgrounds and interests into oneroom to discuss their work, their relationships and all the otherfactors that affect their daily lives. Then sit back and take inas much of the response as you can. That is just what the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission will doat the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel in Halifax on Monday, April 19and Tuesday, April 20 during an event called Women, Wisdom andSuccess. Each year the commission organizes a forum that explores one ofthe areas protected by the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act. Thisyear, panel and group discussions will focus on the many issuesaffecting women. “Awareness is an important part of the Nova Scotia Human RightsCommission’s work,” said Michael Baker, the Minister responsiblefor the Human Rights Act. “By hosting sessions like this eachyear the commission is helping the community explore the manyways that human rights touch our every day lives.” A networking session and dinner on April 19 has been designed toset the stage for the next day’s workshop, which will featurepanellists, entertainers and a keynote address by Daily Newseditor and former Cabinet minister Jane Purves. The program also includes time for small group discussions –called talking cafés. Led by international consultant JudithRichardson, the cafés are designed to encourage women of variedages, socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds to sharetheir perspectives on what works, and does not work, for them aswomen in today’s society. “That kind of inclusiveness makes it a learning experience notonly for participants,” said commission CEO Mayann Francis, “butalso for policymakers who will later benefit from what the HumanRights Commission learns in the process.” Ms. Francis said the organizing committee had a taste of how wellthe talking café format could work while preparing the agenda forthe forum. “It was marvellous to see how a group of women couldhave so many shared experiences and still have so many uniqueperspectives. Sometimes it was moving, other times just plain funto hear the differing stories. With so many other contributingvoices, the Women, Wisdom and Success forum is certain to be aninspiring and thought-provoking experience.”last_img read more

Toddler is found safe in abandoned car that had been stolen in

first_imgFERGUS, Ont. – Police in southwestern Ontario say a toddler has been found safe after a car was stolen with the child still in it on Christmas Day.Ontario Provincial Police say a man and his accomplice stole a car that was left unlocked and running as a woman went into a store in Fergus, Ont., on the evening of Christmas Day.They say the man was able to get into the car and fled after witnesses tried to stop him.The car was found shortly after, abandoned at the side of a highway with the child still in the vehicle, unharmed.Police are investigating the incident and are asking anybody with information about the suspects to contact police.last_img read more

UN official calls on nations to ramp up action against terrorism

7 September 2010A senior United Nations official today urged nations to double their efforts to implement all four pillars of the world body’s Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, emphasizing the need to shore up ‘soft’ power measures to combat terrorism. A senior United Nations official today urged nations to double their efforts to implement all four pillars of the world body’s Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, emphasizing the need to shore up ‘soft’ power measures to combat terrorism.The strategy, adopted unanimously by the General Assembly in 2006, focuses on four key areas of action: tackling the conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism; preventing and combating terrorism; building State capacity and bolstering the role of the UN; and ensuring respect for human rights and the rule of law against the backdrop of the fight against terrorism.Jean-Paul Laborde, who chairs the UN Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF), made his appeal as the General Assembly is set begin its biennial review of the strategy tomorrow.Although progress in putting the strategy into practice has been made, the “pace has not moved as fast as many had hoped for,” he noted.“We all know that hard power measures alone have failed to stop terrorist attacks or at least have not succeeded,” Mr. Laborde told reporters in New York this afternoon.If just 10 per cent of the investment in hard power was put towards soft power measures, such as fostering education and promoting respect for human rights, “we really can reduce these terrorist threats,” he stressed.Mr. Laborde, who also serves as Director of the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force Office, underlined that it is “imperative” that using force to fight terrorism is combined with preventive measures to curb the potential recruitment and training of terrorists, as well as terrorist attacks before they happen.A three-day CTITF-backed event along the sidelines of the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy review also kicked off today, with some 150 participants taking part in discussions on global efforts to fight terrorism. read more

HSBC Bank Canada reports quarterly loss as oil collapse hits energy sector

VANCOUVER — HSBC Bank Canada says it had a loss in its fourth quarter and its 12-month profit was about one-third less than in 2014, largely because of increased provisions for customers in the energy sector.The bank’s profit was $414 million for the 12 months ended Dec. 31, including a $38 million loss in the fourth quarter.That’s down from the 2014 annual profit of $613 million, which included an $118 million profit in the final three months.HSBC says it felt the negative impact of depressed commodity prices, particularly oil, in the second half of 2015.What HSBC Canada’s Q3 results mean for other banksHSBC to cut as many as 50,000 jobs, sell business in Turkey and Brazil to restore profit growthIts loan impairment charges and other credit risk provisions were $234 million, up $127 million from 2014, mostly because of the adverse conditions for its energy sector customers.At the same time, the bank’s operating expenses were up $84 million or 7.6 per cent to $1.12 billion, due to HSBC’s investments in systems for detecting and deterring financial crime as well as adapting to customers’ changing habits.“In addition, expenses have also been adversely impacted by the effect of the lower Canadian dollar on expenses denominated in foreign currencies,” HSBC Bank Canada said.The bank is a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings PLC, a global bank headquartered in London.The Canadian Press read more

TSX Wall Street rally as US Federal Reserve hikes interest rates

TSX, Wall Street rally as U.S. Federal Reserve hikes interest rates TORONTO – Stock indexes in Toronto and New York surged Wednesday, while the loonie rose nearly a full U.S. cent, after the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months.As widely expected, the U.S. central bank hiked its key short-term rate by a quarter-point to a range of 0.75 to one per cent, a move prompted by solid signs of a strengthening U.S. economy.In recent months, there continues to be indicators that ultra-low borrowing rates are no longer needed to help the economy grow as gauges on job growth, retail sales, consumer prices and housing builds have all come in higher than analysts had been expecting.The Fed also noted that inflation, after lagging at low levels for years, has picked up and was moving near its two per cent target.The bank said it still projects there will be only three rate hikes this year, unchanged from its last forecast in December.Many economists think the next hike won’t occur until at least June, given that the Fed likely wants time to assess whether Congress will pass President Donald Trump’s ambitious program of tax cuts, deregulation and increased spending on infrastructure.On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average advanced 112.73 points to 20,950.10, the S&P 500 index rose 19.81 points to 2,385.26, and the Nasdaq composite index added 43.23 points at 5,900.05.But the announcement put a damper on the greenback, sending the currency lower.As a result, the Canadian dollar climbed 0.99 of a U.S. cent at 75.15 cents US, amid higher crude prices. The April crude contract was up $1.14 at US$48.86 per barrel after being in negative territory for seven sessions in a row.Portfolio manager Luciano Orengo said although the increase was anticipated, financial markets read the forecast as more “dovish.” Some had believed the Fed would change its plan to raise rates four times this year, not three.“The statement didn’t have a more hawkish announcement. It’s just reiterating what was said in December,” said Orengo, who works at Manulife Asset Management. “Basically they’re going to stay the path.”In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index gained 141.30 points, or nearly one per cent, at 15,520.91, as gold, materials and metals stocks led advancers.Financials were the only decliner, down by 0.47 per cent after Canada’s financial consumer watchdog is launching a review of business practices among the major banks following reports citing unnamed employees who alleged the lenders were signing customers up for services without their consent.The review, which is set to begin next month, comes after the CBC reported that some employees from Canada’s five biggest banks alleged they felt pressured to upsell, trick and even lie to customers to meet sales targets that were unrealistic.In other commodities, the April gold contract lost $1.90 at US$1,200.70 an ounce, May copper was up two cents to US$2.66 a pound, and April natural gas rose four cents at US$2.99 per mmBTU.— With files from The Associated PressFollow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter. by Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 15, 2017 9:28 am MDT Last Updated Mar 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

FEATURE The UN General Assemblys First Committee disarmament and international security issues

Costa Rica’s President Óscar Arias Sánchez (left), converses with Ted Turner, founder of CNN and philanthropist, at a summit on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. (September 2009) UN Photo/Mark Garten” rel=”gallery-default”> Just like in past years, the Assembly also adopted – without a vote – the traditional resolution submitted by the States Parties to the Pelindaba Treaty, which established a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Africa. Two other resolutions, on the creation of such zones in Central Asia and the southern hemisphere, were adopted by vote because of reservations expressed by some nuclear and non-nuclear States.Votes were also held in the General Assembly on several resolutions calling for new disarmament initiatives, which, in some cases, only confirmed the persistent differences between Member States.Tabled by the New Agenda Coalition – which is made up of Brazil, Egypt, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa and Sweden – a resolution entitled ‘Towards a world free of nuclear weapons: accelerating the implementation of commitments on nuclear disarmament,’ stresses the importance of verification and compliance with earlier commitments and related implementation measures adopted pursuant to the NPT Review Conferences of 1995, 2000 and 2010.It received 175 votes in favour, while the United States, France, UK, Russia, China, India, Pakistan and Israel abstained or voted against the resolution. The Assembly makes a big splash every year in late September when world leaders come to UN Headquarters in New York City to present their views about pressing world issues over a number of days, in what is known as the General Debate.However, the issues and themes under discussion by the General Assembly lend themselves to more effective discussion in smaller settings covering different topics. So, once the Debate is over, the General Assembly’s six Main Committees select their officers and get down to dealing with the items on the Assembly’s agenda – in 2012, the Assembly had nearly 170 items on it, most of which were carried over from previous years.All Member States take part in each of the Committees’ discussions and the agenda is divided up thematically. The issues are debated, corresponding resolutions are voted on and then forwarded to all UN Member States – in the so-called General Assembly Plenary – for a final decision.Here, in the first of a series providing a snapshot of the Main Committees, the UN News Centre takes a look at the First Committee. “Our interconnected world will make significant progress if the security, peace and stability exist for all peoples in all regions. We must intensify our efforts, as no obstacle is insurmountable.”With these words the Ambassador Desra Percaya of Indonesia, opened this year’s debate at the General Assembly’s First Committee, which he chairs and which focuses on the issues of disarmament and international security.The Committee’s 2012 work on disarmament delivered mixed results. Even as Amb. Percaya welcomed the encouraging results of the first session of the 2015 Preparatory Committee for the Review Conference on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the Review Conference of the Programme of Action to combat illicit trafficking in small arms and light weapons, he deplored the failure of countries to achieve a global arms trade treaty and the deadlocked consultations at the Conference on Disarmament (CD), held earlier this year. The General Assembly’s First Committee begins discussing disarmament and international security-related items on the Assembly’s 67th session agenda. (October 2012) UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe US President Barack Obama converses with Mohamed ElBaradei, the then Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, prior to a summit on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. (September 2009) UN Photo/Mark Garten Meanwhile, the General Assembly followed the First Committee’s recommendation and adopted, without a vote, a resolution on the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East. The resolution calls on all nations in the Middle East to take urgent measures to promote the creation of nuclear-weapon-free zone and, in the meantime, to report their nuclear activities to the UN’s nuclear watch-dog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).While it has joined the consensus on a vision for “a Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction,” Israel has said that such a question should be dealt with at the regional level because, according to its representative, “only direct dialogue between the parties in the region can help build a regional security framework.”During the vote on that resolution, Iran and Syria lamented the delay, which they blamed on Israel. Adopted by a vote of 174 in favour to six against, and with six abstentions, the resolution calls for Israel to involve the IAEA in its nuclear activities in order to help build confidence among all States in the region. India’s Defence Minister V.K. Krishna Menon addresses a First Committee meeting to consider the priority to be given to the items on its agenda. (17 October 1961) UN Photo/MB Acting on the recommendation of its First Committee, the General Assembly adopted 58 texts related to disarmament, requiring 39 separate recorded votes in all. (December 2012) UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras The NPT’s objective is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and further the goal of achieving nuclear disarmament and general and complete disarmament.Meanwhile, the CD, established in 1979 and with a current membership of 65 countries, primarily focuses on cessation of the nuclear arms race and nuclear disarmament, prevention of nuclear war, and prevention of an arms race in outer space, among other issues. It has been plagued in recent years by an inability to overcome differences among its members and start its substantive work towards advancing disarmament goals.Despite renewed calls for multilateralism from Member States, several of the 53 draft resolutions and six draft decisions forwarded this fall to the Assembly reflected the ongoing disagreement between a small group of countries with nuclear arsenals which insist on non-proliferation and the vast majority of States that do not possess nuclear weapons and expect concrete new progress in nuclear disarmament.Given the deadlock, an international conference on setting up a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East, which was initially planned for December in Helsinki, Finland, was postponed at the request of the United States, Russia and United Kingdom – the three depositary States of the NPT – which felt that conditions were not being met for such a conference. There were also measures aiming to eliminate the ongoing deadlock in the Geneva-based CD that has hampered progress on four main issues – nuclear disarmament, regulation of the production of fissile materials, supervision of negative security assurances, and the prevention of a space arms race.This schism between nuclear and non-nuclear States was particularly intense when the resolution on nuclear disarmament came up for a vote. According to this text – adopted by 124 votes in favour, 44 against and 18 abstentions – nuclear-weapon States are to undertake further reductions of non-strategic nuclear arsenals.In addition, the Assembly called for the immediate resumption of negotiations at the Conference on Disarmament toward a treaty banning the production of fissile materials for military purposes. It also demanded that international legal instruments be put in place to guarantee the security of non- nuclear States.A resolution on the use of weapons and ammunition containing depleted uranium also brought forth disagreements between Member States, with 155 of them voting in favour of the text, four voting against, and 27 abstaining. That resolution invited Member States using depleted-uranium weapons and ammunition to provide the affected countries with information on the location of areas where the weapons were used. read more

Recent attacks on hospitals in Aleppo can amount to war crimes –

“Health facilities must never be attacked or damaged, and health workers should be allowed to provide medical treatment and services to all people in need wherever they are inside Syria,” said a statement issued today by the UN agency.The four hospitals and a blood blank were reportedly hit several times on 23 and 24 July, disrupting key life-saving health services for up to 300,000 civilians, the statement noted.According to reports, a two-day-old baby died in his incubator due to interruptions in the oxygen supply as a result of air strikes on al-Hakim.“This UNICEF-supported paediatric hospital, the only one in the city, was reportedly hit twice in less than 12 hours,” the statement said.These hospitals in the al-Shaar neighbourhood make up half of all health facilities operating in the area.“Health facilities in Syria are being attacked with alarming ferocity,” the statement said, citing the World Health Organization’s estimates of more than forty attacks this year.It is estimated that nearly sixty per cent of public hospitals in the country have closed or are only partially functional, the statement added. read more

Local theatre group comes to Centre for the Arts

Jason Cadieux in Hard WaysNiagara is inspiring, with its rolling escarpment and farm fields next to casinos where people gamble away their life savings. And it’s from this diverse terrain that Jason Cadieux draws his inspiration.A Genie-nominated actor and theatre veteran, Cadieux has carved a niche as a playwright who captures the light and dark sides of the region he calls home. Hard Ways shows a gambling addict pushed to his emotional brink as he crosses the Rainbow Bridge. 17.5 is the story of a triathlete who hails from Niagara.Jason Cadieux and Stephanie JonesBoth plays will be shown on the Sean O’Sullivan stage on March 4.Cadieux and partner Stephanie Jones are the founders of Essential Collective Theatre, a St. Catharines-based company with a mandate to bring audiences stories they can relate to, often in communities they recognize as their own. A Toronto native, Cadieux moved to Niagara in 1998 with Jones, who had a dream of bringing quality theatre to her hometown. He was immediately inspired by Niagara, from its wineries and open roads to its role as a border town. There’s also, of course, the falls themselves.“I don’t think there’s any creative person who hasn’t felt the power of the falls,” he says. “There’s something romantic about the falls and there’s something dangerous about the falls.”It’s important for Niagara to have its own contemporary theatre, he says. “It’s a way of gaining perspective of who and where we are now.”Since its formation in 1998, Essential Collective has staged many of its performances in the Sullivan Mahoney Court House Theatre in downtown St. Catharines. It is one of the theatre companies that will benefit from new theatre space created when the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts moves downtown, joining with the City of St. Catharines and its new Niagara Centre for the Arts. Jones sits on several local arts and culture committees, including those advising on the new performing arts centre.“We are all very excited there’ll be more formalized space for us,” says Jones, who attended Brock. “You can’t get any better than space that celebrates what you do for a living.”Hard Ways premiered at the Summerworks Festival in Toronto in 2007. 17.5 premiered at Summerworks in 2005. The Centre for the Arts performance is just one in a series of touring performances of the plays, which will also be performed at the Guelph River Run Centre, the Oakville Centre for the Arts and the Great Canadian Theatre Company’s Undercurrents Festival, among others.Those attending the pair of one-person plays will see themselves reflected in the intense, intimate performances, Cadieux says.“These two shows are really exploring the light and dark sides of humanity,” he says. “We can do a lot with a little.”Hard Ways and 17.5Friday, March 47:30 p.m.Regular tickets – $39University/college students – $20High school students – $5To order:905-688-5550 x3257, arts.brocku.ca read more

Football Kendall Sheffield selected No 111 overall by Atlanta Falcons

Ohio State redshirt junior cornerback Kendall Sheffield (8) intercepts the ball in the first quarter of the game against Minnesota on Oct. 13. Ohio State won. 30-14. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorMake that six consecutive years with a drafted Ohio State defensive back.Former Ohio State cornerback Kendall Sheffield was selected No. 111 overall in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons Saturday. The Buckeyes have had a member of the secondary drafted each year since 2013.Sheffield came to Ohio State as a JUCO transfer from Blinn, and was originally a five-star recruit for the Alabama Crimson Tide.The former Buckeye finished a two-year career in Columbus with 75 total tackles, two interceptions and 15 pass deflections. Both picks occurred in 2018.The Texas product suffered a partially torn pectoral muscle during the bench press at the 2019 NFL combine, preventing him from testing in front of scouts. read more

Botched IRA warning call contributed to Birmingham pub bombing deaths inquest finds

first_img 12,922 Views 66 Comments Friday 5 Apr 2019, 1:40 PM Apr 5th 2019, 1:40 PM Botched IRA warning call contributed to Birmingham pub bombing deaths, inquest finds Over 200 people were also injured in the 1974 attacks. The remnants of the Mulberry Bush pub in Birmingham, one of the two pubs in Birmingham where the bombs exploded. Image: PA Wire/PA Images Short URL Image: PA Wire/PA Imagescenter_img By Garreth MacNamee The remnants of the Mulberry Bush pub in Birmingham, one of the two pubs in Birmingham where the bombs exploded. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share142 Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/4578737 AN INQUEST INTO the deaths of 21 people as the result of two separate IRA bombings in 1974 has found that the victims were all unlawfully killed. The bombs detonated at the Mulberry Bush and Tavern in the Town pubs on 21 November 1974. Over 200 people were also injured in the attacks. The BBC reports that a “botched IRA warning call” contributed to the deaths. A call came through to the Birmingham Mail newspaper less than 10 minutes before the bombs detonated. The jury found that this gave emergency services inadequate time to get to the scene and evacuate the buildings.In 2016 a coroner ordered new probes into the twin attacks. The bombings are widely believed to have been carried out by the provisional IRA, although the group has never formally claimed responsibility.The new inquests came after evidence emerged that police missed two warnings about the 21 November 1974 attack, which also left 182 people injured — one 11 days before, and another on the day of the bombings itself.The attack on two pubs in Britain’s second biggest city came at the height of the Troubles in the North. The original inquests — judicial fact-finding investigations that do not apportion blame — were halted by a police probe that led to six men being wrongly jailed for the bombings in 1975.The Birmingham Six, five of whom were Belfast-born Catholics, were jailed for the murders and served 17 years behind bars before their convictions were quashed by the Court of Appeal in 1991.last_img read more

Lapdock 100 le smartphone devient laptop

first_imgLapdock 100 : le smartphone devient laptopMotorola a dévoilé une solution très intéressante aux utilisateurs de téléphones Atrix, Atrix 2 et Photon 4G : le lapdock 100. Une station d’accueil pour téléphone permettant de travailler sur le smartphone à la manière d’un ordinateur portable.Naviguer sur le Web tout en prenant un appel, pouvoir envoyer un message avec un vrai clavier, les consulter ou diffuser des vidéos sur un écran de 10,1 pouces…Voici quelques exemples d’application rendues possibles avec le Lapdock 100 (lien non disponible), la station d’accueil des smartphones Motorola Atrix et Photon.Une solution pratique et logique pour continuer de travailler ou de s’amuser avec son portable, dont les autres constructeurs pourraient prendre exemples.En plus de son clavier alpha-numérique, le lapdock 100 intègre un touchpad comme dispositif de pointage et deux ports USB pour pouvoir brancher, par exemple, un disque dur pour le stockage de données.Disponible (lien non disponible) dès aujourd’hui, le lapdock 100 coûte 299 euros. Le 14 octobre 2011 à 10:55 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

This KFC Bath Bomb Will Have You Smelling Like Fried Chicken

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. KFC Japan has some very, shall we say, unique approaches to promoting its food in Japan, with some pretty strange things on offer to get people to eat there. We’re talking entire bento box lunches, anime goodies, and lots more. But perhaps the latest promotion takes the cake, or shall we say feathers?KFC Japan has joined forces with the wacky store Village Vanguard, the same crazy one that always has some bizarre novelty items up for sale, and the result of this unholy union is the KFC bath bomb, which is meant to make your bubble bath smell like delicious fried chicken. Or disgusting, probably more along the lines of chicken soup or bouillon cube for something of that nature.#秘伝のコンビパック 発売記念フォロー&リツイートで毎日100名様に当たる#KFCのアノ香り が漂う「チキンの香り?の入浴剤」を参加者全員に、本物のアノ香りを楽しめる特別クーポンも!11/15〆https://t.co/2tdtyL3UXu pic.twitter.com/wvZp85DG73— ケンタッキーフライドチキン (@KFC_jp) November 1, 2017The bomb itself looks just like a chicken drumstick, and it smells like one too. It’s pretty cute, if you fancy yourself a gigantic piece of chicken that needs to baste in a bath tub full of chicken liquid or something to that effect. But you can’t just go to any KFC in Japan or Village Vanguard to get one. You’ve got to be chosen as part of a special lottery of 100 people to receive one each day from November 1 through November 15. If you want to enter, you’ve got to follow the KFC Japan account and tweet special hashtags to be considered.If you end up winning one, you’ll get your bath bomb in a red and white KFC box, and even if you don’t win one of the bombs, you’ll get a special coupon to pick up a Secret Combination Pack of chicken for 550 yen instead of 750 yen. And with December rolling around for Japanese KFC fans, that’s a discount, especially since it’s the busiest month of the year for the chain in Japan.But do you really want to smell like chicken? To each their own, I suppose.last_img read more

MLA Dr M Anand assures aid to kin of deceased ryot

first_imgVikarabad: MLA Dr M Anand assured the kin of the deceased farmer Shekar Reddy who electrocuted at Mominkalan village. The 44-year-old victim was survived by 10-year-old girl and 8-year-old son. The MLA immediately visited the victim’s family and consoled them. He said many farmers were losing their lives by contacting live wires. The MLA said he would convene a meeting with the electricity officials to address this issue.He spoke to the DE over phone and asked to extend financial assistance as early as possible. He also directed the electricity officials to identify the accident-prone areas and address them immediately. Leaders Raju Gupta and former MPP of Tharur Narsimha Reddy were also there.last_img read more

Amazon Future Group partnership in trouble over discounts Report

first_imgThe partnership between Amazon and Kishore Biyani’s Future Group is in trouble as the online retailer has reportedly asked the offline retailer to bear a part of the burden of discounts being offered to customers.Amazon’s proposal is likely to be discarded by Biyani as the Future Group is not interested in offering steep discounts on products it sells, sources familiar with the matter told The Economic Times.E-commerce companies have recently come under pressure to turn profitable as they burn through huge sums while offering discounts to customers to attract them to online shopping.”Discounts should be the first thing to be discussed. What priority pricing Future will give to Amazon, what price differentiation will work between offline and online should be the first things to be discussed,” said Harminder Sahni, founder of retail consultancy Wazir Advisors.The Amazon-Future Group partnership was “nothing more than a headline-grabbing proposition to begin with”, he said.US-based Amazon also wants to end the partnership with the Future Group, and has asked it to list its private-label items as other vendors do.”Amazon.in is in a close relationship with the Future Group in many businesses, including their private-label business. Like with many other brands and sellers, Amazon.in has a marketing arrangement with the Future Group to provide visibility to its brands online on Amazon.in,” an Amazon India spokesperson said.The partnership between the two companies was announced in October last year to sell the Future Group’s portfolio of brands on Amazon’s platform in India.Despite having a tie-up with Amazon, Biyani kept criticising e-commerce firms for their huge fund-raising from foreign investors.”They (online retailers) sell to consumers. They are violating the law (on overseas investment) in spirit and in letter,” the founder of the Future Group had said in May last year.last_img read more

Passing the Buck

first_img This story appears in the August 2004 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » 3 min read If you make a lot of long-distance business calls, you probablyalready know you can save by routing them over the Internet usingVoIP technology. How would you like VoIP savings on your cellphone, too?Boca Raton, Florida-based i2 Telecom International has a new device(patent pending) that hands off cellular calls to its VoIP network,so you can save the roaming and long-distance charges still leviedunder many cellular plans. Its InternetTalker MG-3 saves still moreon calls to Canada, Mexico or overseas, where cellular carriersstill levy steep charges.About the size of a CD case, the $109 MG-3 connects to atraditional or IP phone line on one end and the router for yourbroadband connection on the other. It’s not unlike theanalog/digital converters distributed by all VoIP serviceproviders, letting any phone connect to their broadband networks.But MG-3 has the added benefit of routing cellular calls over theInternet. One prerequisite is that caller ID be activated on allthe phones involved.In a typical usage scenario, you might use your cell phone tocall overseas or a domestic number off your carrier’s network(not that you can really tell which numbers are off-network, ofcourse). Instead of dialing directly, you call the home or officeline with your MG-3. Using caller ID, the device determines thatthe call is from an authorized phone and switches you ontoi2Telecom’s VoIP network. Now you dial the long-distance numberand are connected at a much lower price than cellular rates.How much lower? Rates for some of the more popular internationaldestinations include about 3 cents per minute to the United Kingdominstead of the $3.90 per minute typical of straight cellular calls,says i2 Telecom senior vice president Rick Scherle. Per-minutecharges are roughly 3 cents to Mexico City instead of 55 cents, 5cents to China instead of $4.20, and 21 cents to India instead of$4.20.You’ll still log minutes on your cellular plan during primetime. But i2Telecom’s clock starts only if a call leaves theInternet and travels over the traditional phone system. Monthlyrates for domestic calls start at $11.95 for 300 off-networkminutes or $16.95 for 500 minutes; you can also negotiate plansbased on your company’s calling patterns.MG-3’s installation and configuration were brief andintuitive, and it works well with various office telecom equipmentlike PBXs and key sets. The device recognizes incoming calls fromup to three cell phones of any type, and, like most VoIP devices,calls between MG-3s in branch offices or key employees’ homesare completely free.There are still boundaries between different telecom networks,but an SUV-size hole gets punched in them every day.center_img August 1, 2004last_img read more

Return of the comandancia

first_imgRobert Isenberg | Special to The Tico TimesNearly a century ago, the Comandancia de Plaza served as a barracks and prison for the northwestern province of Guanacaste. Then the old fortress was abandoned and left to decay. But today, the structure serves as an arts and community center, and with a little TLC, it could become a cultural touchstone. Robert Isenberg visits the old cuartel. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img

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In their final group game against Czech Republic,Turkey needed to win and win big Tenminutes into the match teenager EmreMor produced a joyful cross for Burak Yilmaz to prod home His display caught theattention of many and he gave us a glimpse of what he might achieve at newclub Borussia Dortmund Turkey eventually failed to make it past the group stagebut left with the promise that Mor could lead a better future Turning Point:The spineless display against Spain that resulted in a 0-3 defeat Eventually it was this loss that ensured Turkey would not make it to the knockout rounds as it worsened their goal difference The Turks arrived in this tournament under the tutelage of veteran manager Fatih Terim with the belief that they could match the best But that promise came undone against Spain as awobbly defence was cut open numerous times Within 48 minutes the death knell of the campaign had been sounded out Czech Republic(Aakriti Mehrotra) Best Moment and Turning Point: TheCzechs played beautiful football to get to the Euro 2016 finals but did not play with the same conviction or style once they were actually part of the tournament Pavel Vrba’s side played cautiously against Spain and their strategy almost paid off Against Croatia they needed something special to get back into the tournament and that big assist for the Czech came from asection of Croatian fans thatthrew flares on the pitch for reasons that have been talked about aplenty There was fighting in the stands and it marred an entertaining game which Croatia were dominating The disruption halted the game and it impacted the Croatian players who were seen appealing to the stands for calm Czech were already coming back into the game Tomas Rosicky had put in a wonderful ball for substitute Milan Skoda to score and make the deficit lesser Tomas Necid then converted from the spot and changed the equation of Group D This performance filled the Czechs with heart and character and gave them a chance to get to the knockouts It was a pity that this was followed by a spineless performance against Turkey and resulted in Vrba’s team going home prematurely Belgium (Manas Mitul) Best Moment: Belgium with its stellar cast of characters promised to light up the Euro 2016 Blessed with a golden generation the forever underachievers underachieved yet again when Wales on a mushroom trip throughout the tournament knocked them out in the quarter-finals But not before Belgium enthralled their fans with some sweeping football Their Euro 2016 peak came in the Round of 16 against Hungary where the Belgians went ‘all hands on deck’ and produced a stellar all-conquering display led by a renaissance-Eden Hazard The Red Devils captain after a season of struggles with Chelsea bloomed like spring’s finest on the night and reminded the world that he still remains as one of football’s best talents He set up Michy Batshuayi now his Chelsea teammate for Belgium’s second goal on the night before scoring a magnificent goal himself Yannick Carrasco later scored a fourth to cap a complete performance from Belgium probably the best by a team in the entire competition Turning Point: Belgium’s start to the European Championships didn’t go exactly to plan Italy clipped their wings in their group stage opener with a 2-0 win a tactical masterclass put up by Antonio Conte Belgium manager Marc Wilmots was criticised for opting to play Kevin de Bruyne through the left when the Manchester City midfielder has natural disposition to play through the centre The turning point came when Wilmots realised his mistake after the Italy loss and quickly shifted De Bruyne to his preferred No 10 position and the decision bore fruits Against Republic of Ireland De Bruyne was unstoppable and so were Belgium as they rampaged to a 3-0 win It gave Belgium necessary boost for the rest of the campaign and put things back on track England(Manas Mitul) Best Moment: The less said about England’s Euro 2016 the better They like clockwork exited the tournament before leaving a mark on it But with a young and talented side many expected England to finally break some ground in the competition The Three Lions did not have the best of starts when Russia held them to a frustrating 1-1 draw Theirsecond game was against neighbours Wales a British derby and Wales started the game emphatically leading 2-1 at the end of first half despite England’s early goal through a penalty But Roy Hodgson went all out in the second half and made a couple of bold substitutions just as the second half began By replacing Harry Kane with Jamie Vardy and Raheen Sterling with Daniel Sturridge Hodgson gave England the urgency it needed in attack And the changes bore fruit Vardy scored England’s equaliser and Sturridge put in the winner towards the dying minutes of the game England clinched a famous victory and got their campaign kick-started at the Euros Hodgson also found his preferred attacking pair going forward England played some of their best football in the second half against Wales that not only pleased fans but also gave a positive result Those 45 minutes were the team’s highlight in the European Championships Turning Point: It’s hard tosingle out a turning point in England’s odd campaign at the Euros Despite the morale boosting win against Wales nothing really turned around for England What followed was a goalless draw to Slovakia that left England second in the Group table behind high-flying Wales And Iceland served an embarrassing defeat in the Round of 16 to bring England’s misery to an end England never really looked a team that believed in itself From the first game itself it was clear that despite all the possession England still haven’t tackled their biggest problem in major competitions: lack of goals And that’s what took them down Nothing turned for England except the clock to their history of failing in major competitions Portugal (Nikhila Makker) Best Moment: For a team that won Euro 2016 it’s almost impossible to look beyond the winning goal as their best moment of the tournament While Cristiano Ronaldo had two world class goals for Portugal – the sublime backheel against Hungary and the thumping header against Wales – der’s unexpected shot from 30 yards in extra time takes the cake "The ugly duckling went and scored Now he’s a beautiful swan” is how coach Fernando Santos described this historical moment The goal was stunning in itself – the forward evaded Laurent Koscielny to fire home a ferocious strike – but the fact that it was scored by a player who wasn’t even supposed to feature in the match makes the goal even more remarkable der a Swansea reject was only brought on due to Ronaldo’s injury that left Portugal without any attacking force in front In a tournament that had its fair share of surprising moments der’s moment of glory was the most spectacular Turning Point: Portugal’s thrilling 3-3 draw against Hungary in the group stages helped them stay alive in the competition The most entertaining dramatic match of Euro 2016 had almost sent the eventual winners home Not once but thrice Ronaldo’s team was on the verge of a very early exit and he dragged them back on every occasion With two goals and an assist the No 7 finally showed up at Euro 2016 He teed up Luis Nani for the first equalizer and then scored through a slick back-heeled flick and a majestic header Interestingly had they won the match instead of drawing it Portugal would have had a very different path ahead in the knockout stages The 3-3 result combined with Iceland’s last-minute winner against Austria led to the Sele? Labeouf will play the role of James McEnroe, We assume that there will be a Norway, Similarly, express@expressindia. first unveiled in May 2015, The tournament is being organised by Buddhibal Kreeda Trust on behalf of Maharashtra Chess Association at Manohar Mangal Karyalaya under the auspices of Pune District Chess Circle. India playing well so far. 20′Twenty minutes into the first game and India have created multiple chances However everytime the hosts try to create the slightest of chance Ghana respond with immediate attack Dheeraj has been so far India’s unbreakable wall 9′Ghana are so quick in their attack Ruthless Three offsides in ten minutes The visitors are awarded with another corner but the ball does not even reach the box 5′ Oh my oh my Ghana charge after early scare Their attack is so vicious that they found the net within five minutes of the game but the fourth referee rules it offside What a sigh of relief for the home side 2′What a way to start for the hosts A corner Even though the lads in blue fail to convert it good energy boost at the start of the game for both the players and thousands supporting the team The ball lands inIbrahim Danlad’s arms 1956 hrs IST:What a crazy energy at JLN stadium Match between India U-17 and Ghana U-17 underway 1937 hrs IST:Few minutes left before the game to begin Fans scream in hope players pray before the national anthem as focus comes down to the match that is going to begin in a few minutes at JLN Stadium Pray before the play #BackTheBlue #FIFAU17WC #GHAvIND pictwittercom/8coz7KBEJH — Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) 12 October 2017 The pilgrims are here #GHAvIND #BackTheBlue #FIFAU17WC pictwittercom/tS389xtvGd — Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) 12 October 2017 1928 hrs IST: GHANA U-17 STARTING XI Danlad Ibrahim (GK)?

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