Bhel Q4 profit surges 49

first_imgNew Delhi: State-owned BHEL Monday posted 49.33 per cent jump in standalone net profit at Rs 682.70 crore for March quarter 2018-19 mainly on the back of higher revenues. The company’s profit in the year-ago period stood at Rs 457.17 crore, as per a BSE filing. Total income rose to Rs 10,418.03 crore in March quarter from Rs 10,351.07 crore in the same period of 2017-18. During 2018-19 fiscal, the standalone profit rose to Rs 1,215.39 crore from Rs 806.60 crore a year ago. Total income jumped to Rs 31,026.59 crore from Rs 29,507.28 crore in 2017-18. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documentsConsolidated profit during the fiscal went up at Rs 1,009.16 crore from Rs 438.19 crore in the previous fiscal. Income also rose to Rs 31,029.17 crore from Rs 29,506.72 crore in 2017-18. In addition to interim dividend of Rs 0.80 per share (40 per cent) already paid (on share with face value of Rs 2 each), the company’s board Monday recommended a final dividend of Rs 1.20 per share (60 per cent). Total dividend for 2018-19 would stand at 100 per cent, on the equity. The total dividend outflow for 2018-19 shall be the highest during the last six years.The earning per share for 2018-19 is Rs 3.35 as against Rs 2.20 in 2017-18. Also Read – World suffering ‘synchronized slowdown’, says new IMF chief”Prudent strategies of garnering business in a shrunken and highly competitive business environment coupled with thrust on diversification, have resulted in several breakthroughs,” BHEL Chairman Atul Sobti said. During the year, the company booked highest-ever orders in its transportation business segment and spares and services, BHEL said. It also developed in-house India’s first state-of-the-art regenerative braking system for 5000 HP WAG-7 electric locomotive and delivered BHEL’s first 6,000 HP electric locomotive to Indian Railways. BHEL also received its maiden order for electrification of 440 km rail track. The company forayed into the floating solar power business with the first commercial scale order of 5 MW at Sagardighi. It also entered the electric vehicle (EV) market with maiden order for installation of Solar-based EV Chargers along the Delhi-Chandigarh highway. In addition, the company has entered other new segments like lake purification, municipal water segment, PV plants with battery storage, etc. In overseas markets, despite challenging circumstances, BHEL secured 50 orders for projects, products, systems and services from 17 countries in the last fiscal. This includes an order for the largest hydro power plant in Nepal, 4×225 MW Arun-3 Hydroelectric Project. BHEL also bagged an EPC project – 32 MW Djermaya Solar Power, in Chad. “With focus on core business, equal efforts are being made to increase the share of business from Non-Coal’ areas to 50 per cent from the current level of 30 per cent. BHEL is pursuing new initiatives in various areas such as solar, water, defence, aerospace, electricity storage solutions, e-mobility, railway electrification,” Sobti said. BHEL continues to lay strong foundations for new avenues of future growth. Initiatives in the new business areas will require technology development as the most critical input, he added. The company has taken up in-house development of important technologies including Advanced Ultra Supercritical Technology (AUSC), Coal to Methanol, propulsion technology, etc. Significant progress has been made in the AUSC project, and among other milestones, BHEL has successfully poured the world’s heaviest casting for alloy 625M turbine casings. BHEL is also in the process of setting up a rail-based logistics terminal at Haridwar and plans to make Bengaluru a solar business hub along with further expansion of solar PV manufacturing capacity.last_img read more

As temperatures get warmer more cases of voyeurism are reported police

first_imgTORONTO – As the temperatures outside get warmer, police say the reported number of cases of voyeurism tend to rise.Domenic Sinopoli, an inspector with the Toronto police sex crimes unit, says around 60 per cent of all voyeurism cases are reported during the summer.He says it’s reasonable to assume that’s because people are wearing less clothing and are outside more often.Voyeurism is defined in the Criminal Code as surreptitious observation or recording of someone who is in circumstances that give rise to a reasonable expectation of privacy.It’s a crime that can come with a prison term of up to five years.Police say the number of instances where someone is being recorded or photographed inappropriately are growing — and so is the market for such content.Last month, a 29-year-old man was charged after he allegedly used his cellphone to take so-called “upskirt” photos of women inside a grocery store in Toronto’s west end, and in May a camera was found in a Starbucks bathroom in the city’s financial district, police said.Google returns more than six-million results when searching “upskirt pictures”. The first results lead to online pornography, while others are companies selling gadgets to help take “pictures discreetly from smartphone.”“There is a market for everything and anything online, especially pornography,” said Jordan Donich, a defence lawyer based in Toronto.“Smartphones have made it easier to commit the offence. Ten or 15 years ago, it wouldn’t happen as much because you didn’t have the technology,” said Donich.However, he believes sharing the content online is not the primary reason for offenders to take pictures or record people without their consent.“They are doing it because they like it, because they want to do it, and the fact that there is a market for it is a by-product,” he said.Although some offences are planned, most are done impulsively and spontaneously, said Donich, adding that the offences are often very unsophisticated.“They will almost always use a smartphone with the flash on … for obvious reasons,” he said.Deb Singh, a counsellor and activist for the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape, said she encourages people to call out any instance where they believe someone is taking inappropriate photos or videos.She said this “starts a dialogue” and will continue to “advance the conversation around sexual assault and harassment.”During the summer, Singh said she hears more from mothers who talk about cases where people were taking photos of their kids in bathing suits at the beach or splash pads.“It’s important that we call out these types of things because we need to look out for each other,” said Singh.Sinopoli said reporting someone who is taking inappropriate photos or video in a public place — where someone can not assume privacy — can get tricky, and that each case is quite different.Donich said the sentencing and penalties handed down depend on a lot of factors. Someone who does not have any previous criminal record and has only taken the picture for which they were caught might be sent home with no criminal record.But there are also the more serious offences, for example, where fake clocks and devices were installed in private “massage” rooms, said Donich.“It’s still the same offence, but you can see how committing it in one context versus another makes it look a lot different,” he said, adding that most offences fall in the middle.The number of offences is not only increasing in Toronto, but also around the world. Britain’s Conservative government announced in June it would propose a ban on so-called “upskirting” photos.last_img read more

Canada Day events on Monday in Fort St John

first_imgThe Canada Day schedule is as follows; FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Monday, July 1st, 2019, come downtown to celebrate the national day with the community of Fort St. John for Canada Day.An exciting day has been planned for this Canada Day with multiple events held around the downtown core. Start your day with a pancake breakfast and end your day with a bang at the fireworks display.These are free family-friendly events to celebrate Canada turning 152 years old.  8 am Free Pancake Breakfast at the Fort St. John Firehall10 am – 11 am Pre Parade Entertainers (100 St) including performers from HulaHoop Circus.10 am – 4 pm Classic Car Show & Shine on 100 Street10 am – 4 pm Farmers Market located at the Old Visitor Centre lot11 am – 12 pm Parade (scroll down to view parade route map)11 am – 4 pm Food Trucks12 pm Mayor`s Kick Off & Opening ceremonies in Centennial Park – Opening Remarks, National Anthem, Land Blessing, Mayor’s remarks, Thank you to our sponsors (bring your lawn chair or a blanket to sit and enjoy)12 pm- 4 pm Family Activities in Centennial Park – Bouncy castles, balloon animals, face painting, Mini Golf with the Fort St John Public Library, roving entertainers, live entertainment, carnival games, spray park and more!10:45 pm Tim Hortons Canada Day Fireworks at Surerus Park(Parking at this location is crowded, please do your best to carpool, walk, bike, or watch from an alternate location)On July 1, 1867, Canada became a new federation with its own constitution by signing the Constitution Act – formerly known as the British North America Act.To view the FB Event Page; CLICK HERElast_img

Colombian singer helps UN refugee agency raise awareness in Spain

“It was not easy to grow up in a country where bombs were exploding every day,” the singer, born in the Andean country plagued by four decades of civil war and drug trafficking, told the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). “People in my country have suffered and are still suffering a lot. At the same time, it seems incredible people’s capacity to keep moving forward, their desire to live.” He added, “I want to help them. It is a question of conscience that we all should help. I am the father of two children and I wish for the young Colombian generation a positive future.” The Medellín-born singer opened the concert on Friday with the song, “Sueños (Dreams),” appealing for peace and the release of people taken hostage in the Colombian conflict. Two giant video screens showed images of the victims of the clashes as Juanes followed up with “Que pasa (What’s happening)” and expressed his solidarity with the world’s most vulnerable people. The crowd went wild and his Colombian fans waved their colourful flags in excitement. Juanes has also been raising awareness through radio spots that were first used for World Refugee Day on 20 June and are now part of the publicity surrounding his series of concerts in Spain, which will run until mid-September.”What’s it like to be a refugee?” he asks in one of the four radio spots set to the “Sueños” soundtrack. “To see your husband shot and your village burned. A widow at 17, the challenge of a new life.” read more

Orthodox Patriarchs kiss and make up

first_imgThe three day visit to Turkey by the Newly elected Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill has led to a thawing in relations between the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Russian Orthodox Church. The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill both led Sunday prayers together two weekends ago in a show of unity. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I said the two churches must overcome differences, though he stressed his church’s status as “first among equals” with the historic role of coordinating between the various Orthodox branches, of which Russia’s is the largest.“From time to time clouds have temporarily overshadowed ties between the brethren churches,” Bartholomew said after the service, addressing newly elected Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill. “These …must immediately be sent to their places in the pages of history.”The two churches have been wrangling for influence over Soviet republics Estonia and Ukraine, with the Moscow Patriarchate struggling to maintain control over all 95 million of the Orthodox believers it claims.However the Ecumenical Patriarch emphasized that: “The strength of our shared tradition of faith is stronger than any human division.”Bartholomew invited Kirill to take part in next year’s pilgrimage in Cappadocia, an area central to the development and spread of the early Church.Lastly, Kirill met Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan and Religious Affairs Secretary Ali Baltakoglu. Patriarch Kirill said on Monday during a news conference with the head of Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate, Ali Bardakoglu, that he had information that the seminary would be opened shortly. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Tommy Dreamer advertised for upcoming WWE live events

first_img Now Playing Up Next Kurt Angle Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Impact Code Red Results – 5/5/19 (First event featured on the Impact Plus service) Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Pinterest Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Twitter Videos Articles Videos Articles WhatsAppcenter_img Seth Rollins Roman Reigns is in Remission WWE has advertised Tommy Dreamer for the following upcoming live events.* 12/19 in Inglewood, California* 12/20 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada* 12/26 in New York City, New York (Madison Square Garden)* 12/27 in Hartford, Connecticut* 12/28 in Allentown, Pennsylvania* 1/9 in Montgomery, Alabama* 1/10 in Mobile, Alabama* 1/16 in Charleston, West Virginia* 1/17 in Canton, OhioSource: WWE.com Live EventsRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 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 Now Playing Up Next 7/27 NXT Live Results: Atlanta, GA (Two Championship matches, Karen Q injured) Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Google+ Facebook Now Playing Up Next Cesaro Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Tommy Dreamer makes a stunning revelation about his psyche following ECW’s closing last_img read more

House Break in Duo caught by Police

first_img The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 1, 2017 – A high speed chase on St Vincent road around 11am ended with the Royal Bahamas Police catching their guys; two suspects for a home breaking which was reported on Tuesday morning and it may mean the end to a string of home break ins for the area. The chase ended, says Assistant Commissioner of Police Stephen Dean, on Emmanuel Way in South Beach when the Honda Fit vehicle crashed into a fence.  Police arrested the duo in that car who reportedly had television sets, electronics and household appliances.  Police also say they suspect the two males of being behind a number of break-ins in the South Beach area. #MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for youlast_img read more

BAHAMAS Overall Crime Down in 2017

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 19, 2018 – Nassau – According to the recently-released Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) Crime Statistics 2017 report, overall instances of reported crime in The Bahamas were down by 14 percent compared to 2016, with a 50 per cent decrease in attempted murders and a 27 per cent decrease in rapes and attempted rapes, respectively.Nationally, robberies were down by 34 per cent, with 115 instances reported in 2017 and 175 in 2016.   Armed robberies were also down by 27 per cent, with 575 reported in 2017 and 783 in 2016.   Stolen vehicles saw a decrease of 31 per cent, with 462 reported in 2017, compared to 669 in 2016.Of the areas of note that saw an increase nationally, murders were up by 10 per cent, with 122 instances reported in 2017, compared to 111 in the previous year; and attempted robberies saw a seven percent increase in 2017, from 15 to 16 reported cases.On New Providence, there was an increase of 17 per cent in reported murders, increasing from 89 to 104 reported cases; and a 23 per cent increase in reported unlawful sexual intercourse instances, increasing from 87 to 107 reported cases.  However, attempted murder was down by 45 per cent and rape by 37 per cent, during the same time frame.On Grand Bahama, the major crimes of murder and rape were down 39 per cent and 38 per cent, respectively.  Additionally, in the Family Islands, there was a 75 per cent increase in reported cases of murder, increasing from four to seven cases; and an 83 per cent increase in reported rape cases, from six to 11, during the same period.  However, there were no reported cases of attempted murder, manslaughter or attempted rape in the Family Islands in 2017. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Release: BISlast_img read more

These are the best Labor Day deals weve found

first_img Boost Mobile $60 at Best Buy Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Read DJI Osmo Action preview $999 Read the AirPods review $6 at Tidal $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Chris Monroe/CNET I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Turo $299 at Amazon DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Read Google Home Hub review See it $999 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. See It HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. See at Turo $59 at eBay Sarah Tew/CNET $210 at Best Buy Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Apple iPhone XS $520 at HP Sprint Comments 6 An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free.center_img Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Angela Lang/CNET Rylo Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Read the Rylo camera preview See at Amazon What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. The Cheapskate Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. $155 at Google Express Sarah Tew/CNET Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $999 Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. See It Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsMore to come! Note: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Sarah Tew/CNET Share your voice $999 See It Tags Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Amazonlast_img read more

Audi India Offers Discount upto ₹85 Lakh On Selected Models

first_imgGerman Luxury car maker Audi India has announced a discount of up to ₹8.5 lakh on purchase of its vehicles under the ‘Spring Collection’.The cars under the Audi’s new ‘Spring Collection’ include A4, A6 sedans and Q5, Q7 Sports utility vehicles (SUVs).The offer will be available in limited numbers, said Audi India. As per the advertisement on the company website, the Audi A4, which was originally priced at a starting range of ₹32.81 lakh will be now available in the domestic market with a discount of ₹4.50 lakh. The second vehicle, which is on discount is the A6 .The car will be now retailed in the market with a starting price of ₹36.07 lakh as against the ₹43.31 lakh earlier.The company will offer upto ₹8.5 lakh for the Audi Q5 SUV, which was originally priced at ₹45.72 lakh, while the Audi Q7, which was priced at ₹63.86 lakh will now reach the market with a discount of ₹7.4 lakh.Earlier last week, Audi India has launched Q3 S Edition at ₹24.37 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), which is about ₹62,000 cheaper than earlier. The Q3 S, the cheapest offering of Audi in the domestic market has been getting tremendous response from the auto lovers. The company is also offering ‘Zero-down payment’ booking and EMI of ₹27,700 for the cars.Audi Q3 S comes with 2.0-litre diesel motor, which can churn out a power of 140bhp and offers a fuel efficiency of 17.71kmpl.The car offers features like rear parking sensors, cruise control, driver information system, six airbags, electronic stabilisation system and electromechanical parking brake.Meanwhile, 2014 Audi A8L has been spied testing in India, hinting at the imminent launch of vehicle in the sub-continent market. The car was spotted with Matrix LED headlights, which is first of its kind in any vehicles.(Edited by Vanilla Sharma)last_img read more

Rupee falls below 67mark on US Fed rate hike fears

first_imgIndian rupee once again came under pressure on Monday, depreciating to over a two-year low of 67.09 ahead of the crucial meeting of the US central bank this week.”The USD/INR pair has breached the crucial resistance of 66.85 which was the previous top. The trend for the pair remains bullish and we expect target of 67.40-80,” said IFA Global in a note.At its two-day meeting on 15-16 December, the US Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise interest rates for the first time since 2006, which could adversely impact emerging market currencies including India.”The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is widely expected to hike 25bp at this week’s meeting. The focus now is on the rate hike path, as the market outlook remains divergent from FOMC projections. We expect a 25bp rate hike this week, followed by three hikes next year, bringing the target range for the fed funds rate to 1.00-1.25% by end-2016,” said Barclays Capital in a note.A rate hike by the US Fed at the meeting is likely to strengthen the US dollar further weighing down the rupee.”The Fed’s data-dependent policy stance suggests that the next round of USD appreciation may have to wait until another hike becomes warranted by future economic data. In case of a hawkish surprise, the EM and high-beta G10 currencies may be more vulnerable versus the USD,” said the note.However, a report by Deutsche Bank expects the rupee slide to be contained by the “proactive” stance of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The bank forecasts the domestic currency to trade between 66 and 68 against the US dollar in the next 12-18 months.”Indeed, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has enough FX (forex) reserves in its coffer, $353 bn or about 9-10 months of import cover, to intervene decisively in the FX market, if need arises,” the bank said.The rupee could face risks from a devaluation of Chinese yuan and it may depreciate to the 68-70 range in such a scenario, it added.last_img read more

2 students found dead in Kurigram

first_imgPolice recovered the bodies of two students from BSCIC Industrial area in Nazira village of Sadar upazila on Wednesday.The deceased are Selina Akter, 12, a class VIII student of Amin Uddin Dakhil Madrasa and daughter of Jabed Ali of Dakuapara village and Jahangir Alam, 14, a class IX student of Kurigram Technical School and College and son of Syed Ali of Purba Kallyan village in the upazila.Locals spotted the bodies of the two teenagers from near the Naleyarpar irrigation pump house and informed police in the morning, said Mehedul Karim, superintendent of Kurigram police.Police recovered the bodies and sent those to Sadar Hosptial morgue for autopsy.The necks of the two students were entangled by scarfs, said police.last_img

AL mans house set on fire in Sirajganj

first_imgMiscreants set the house of a local Awami League leader afire at Dhukuria village in Sadar upazila of Sirajganj early Wednesday, reports UNB.Deputy assistant director Abdul Hamid of Sirajganj Fire Service and Civil Defence, said that miscreants set fire to the house of Jagadish Chandra Saha, president of 9 No. ward AL in Shialkol union early in the morning.A team of fire fighters rushed in and doused the fire before it could cause any major damage.The fire gutted five straw piles in his house. Police visited the spot.last_img

Mayors and Business Leaders Form Group to Aid Homeless

first_imgAfrican American unemployment at 6.8 percent may be at an all-time low, but Black homelessness nationally remains high at about 40 percent as of December 2017. Homelessness in Washington has been a pressing issue for years. In December 2016, a survey by the United States Conference of Mayors showed the capital had the highest rate of homelessness among 32 other big cities.In an effort to aid the homeless, mayors and businessmen across the nation launched the Mayors & CEOs for U.S. Housing Investment Coalition last week in Northeast D.C. The coalition is made up of 14 mayors from Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, and Pennsylvania along with executives from Airbnb, GHC Housing Partners, and Sutter Health. The group is also affiliated with the National League of Cities.Mayor Muriel Bowser is part of a coalition of U.S. mayors and business leaders who are combating homelessness. (Photo by Aya Elamroussi)Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and other mayors announced the launch of the investment project at the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence on Jan. 25. “What we’re fighting for is the security of all of our residents to have what we have. And that’s the ability that each and every night and each and every morning to think about going home. That is what we’re experiencing here at the Conway Residences,” Bowser said.The Residence offers new, permanent housing for 60 formerly-homeless veterans and 64 low- and-moderate-income DC residents at 1005 North Capital Street NE.The 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress shows that between 2016 and 2017, veteran homelessness decreased in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The report also shows that 57 percent of homeless veterans are White.“We have a commitment to end veteran’s homelessness in our city,” Bowser told the AFRO. “We want to take advantage of all the federal programs available to help end veterans’ homelessness. This is a project that is a model for the nation.”The coalition launch follows Bowser’s Jan. 21 announcement to close D.C. General, a hospital-turned-shelter that houses about 250 families experiencing homelessness, according to a statement.The bipartisan public-private partnership between the mayors and CEOs comes at a time when funding for affordable housing is experiencing cuts. The Trump administration’s 2018 budget proposed a 13.2 percent decrease in the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). “We have a lot of work to do with the administration. For a number of years, the federal government has been walking away from public housing, and we have seen local governments step in that place,” Bowser said.According to a report by HUD, the number of people experiencing homelessness increased overall by five percent among people who identified as African American and declined by two percent among people who identified as White.  Overall, homelessness in Washington, D.C. decreased over 10 percent between 2016 and 2017.last_img read more

The Tech Bubble Is About to Burst This VC Says

first_imgMarch 24, 2015 1 min read This story originally appeared on CNBC An early investor in Google believes Silicon Valley is stuck in a bubble on the verge of bursting, The Times of London reported Tuesday.Sir Michael Moritz, chairman of Sequoia Capital, told The Times in an interview that the value of many “unicorn” technology companies—relatively young, multi-billion dollar ventures like Uber and Snapchat—will fall in the coming months.”There are a whole bunch of crazy little companies that will disappear,” Moritz told The Times. “There are a considerable number of unicorns that will become extinct.”Concerns about a bubble brewing in the industry, like those of Moritz, have grown common.Moritz, who early on invested in Paypal, owned by eBay, admits “a good number” of these companies will “flourish,” The Times reported, though he says the capital invested in Silicon Valley is better spent in China’s rich, emergent tech sector.  Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

The sights and sounds of Miami warm up a cold Toronto night

first_imgThe sights and sounds of Miami warm up a cold Toronto night Friday, February 2, 2018 Posted by Tags: Miami Travelweek Group center_img TORONTO — How do you expedite a city’s post-storm clean-up after a swipe from Hurricane Irma? Make sure the clean-up crews have plenty of food available – and while they work to clear debris off the streets and beaches, make sure their kids are well taken care of by setting up a temporary daycare facility. “It was brilliant,” says William Talbert, President & CEO of the Greater Miami CVB.Miami took a hit from Irma back in September but the city bounced back in no time thanks to forward-thinking city staff who made sure maintenance crews had all the resources they needed, says Talbert.“We were lucky,” he said, offering a post-hurricane update at last night’s Toronto reception hosted by the Greater Miami CVB. “There was no structural damage and no standing water.”Talbert joined hotel reps at the Toronto reception to update the consumer and travel trade media on Miami and the Canadian market. “We love Canada,” he told the crowd.More news:  Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong KongThe Canadian market is holding up well and remains a strong #1 spot as Miami’s top international market. No matter what happens with the Canadian dollar (or politics), “one thing I know, when it gets cold, they’re coming.”Miami has plenty of international visitors, with more than 100 airlines flying into the city’s airport, more than any other U.S. destination. Talbert adds: “We’re the only city in the U.S. where more than 50% of our tourism is international. And international visitors represent 70% of our visitor spend.”Miami is also “the cruise capital of the world – and we own that,” said Talbert. Tourism officials are eagerly awaiting completion of Royal Caribbean’s brand new, US$247 million terminal at PortMiami. The new terminal is scheduled to open this fall as the home port of Allure of the Seas and the new Symphony of the Seas, debuting in November.Between 700,000 and 800,000 of Miami’s annual visitors are coming in for cruises, said Talbert. Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Argentines using Amazon eBay targeted by tax rule

first_img Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Top Stories Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Many products can’t be found in Argentina due to import restrictions, currency controls and soaring inflation, so consumers use Amazon, eBay and other sites and arrange for travelers to bring the purchases in their suitcases.Now consumers may think again before smuggling in anything from maple syrup to iPods and digital TVs.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Four benefits of having a wireless security systemcenter_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Associated PressBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) – Argentina’s tax agency has imposed still more rules on purchases outside the country.New regulations effective Monday apply a 15 percent tax to purchases using online sites or debit cards. Credit cards were subject to similar measures issued Friday. Now all purchases of any kind using the financial system must be fully reported to the tax agency.The goal is to compare purchases to customs declarations, and apply stiff fines or even criminal charges when they don’t match. Sponsored Stories How men can have a healthy 2019last_img read more

Get exposed with Independent Travel PR

first_imgIndependent Travel PR knows how to leave a long lasting and positive impression: through successful media trips.Utilising its vast network of travel editors and writers, Independent Travel PR will promote your airline, destination, tour company or travel product to the broader public via media placements in general and specialist travel publications. Industry veteran and Independent Travel PR director Madeline Spielman, who for over 23 years has worked as a travel consultant, a customer service officer, a director of a tour operator in South East Asia and an airline executive, has seen first-hand the positive impact a well-planned and executed media trip can have on a business.“Travel still attracts the romantic, the adventurous, the special interest and business sectors – and we all love a story,” Ms Spielman said.  “In today’s competitive market we still need to be updated on ‘what’s new’ and what better way than a writer to tell you what that airline or destination or tour was like.”Whilst Ms Spielman acknowledges the importance of advertising, promotions and public relations to a marketing programme, the Independent Travel PR director says that the power of the printed word and the influence of travel writers cannot be underestimated. “Media Trips offer a unique experience and the coverage generated will often share a personal story, recommending a destination, carrier or tour operator that ignites interest and the desire by a reader to find out more that is rarely achieved with other marketing tactics.”If you want Media Trips with results, talk to Madeline at Independent Travel PR at madeline@independenttravelpr.com.au Source = e-Travel Blackboard: M.H.last_img read more

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first_img Comments   Share   The 27-year-old is coming off a season in which he ran for 1,845 yards and 13 touchdowns. The Dallas Cowboys decided not to place the franchise tag on him, though, making him an unrestricted free agent.Rapoport said it’s unlikely Murray will return to Big D, and named the Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks and Jacksonville Jaguars as potential suitors.NFL.com’s Chris Wessling went over the four teams Rapoport mentioned, and wrote this about the Cardinals:Like the Colts, the Cardinals have also been mentioned as a potential landing spot for Adrian Peterson. Arizona learned the hard way that Andre Ellington isn’t built for workhorse responsibilities. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Arizona Cardinals have made no secret about their desire to upgrade the running game. Though they are still very high on Andre Ellington, the second-year back’s injury issues last season, along with his slighter build, make him less of a certainty to be the every-down back Bruce Arians would like to have.So, as the offseason gets underway, the team will most likely look to add more talent to their backfield, and according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, they may be in on the best running back available in the free agent market: DeMarco Murray. Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Murray is likely to command a hefty salary, and though the Cardinals are set to have nearly $14 million in available cap space, they may decide against tying most of it up in one player — especially a running back.However, players of Murray’s caliber rarely become available in their prime, and there’s little doubt adding him to the roster would give Arizona’s struggling running game a big-time boost. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

UN Security Council set to adopt resolution on UNFICYP mandate renewal end

first_imgThe UN Security Council is set to adopt a resolution on the renewal of the mandate of UNFICYP, the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus, on January 30, on the basis of unofficial consultations.The six-monthly report of the UN Secretary-General on UNFICYP is expected to be submitted to Security Council members at the latest by January 10. The document, together with a report on the strategic review of UNFICYP which was handed over to Council members in December, will be the subject matter of consultations regarding changes set to be introduced, relating mainly to the number of the force’s members.The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has proposed that the military force number drops to 802 but that the reduction in numbers is not included in the budget since further changes may need to be made in case of a political settlement in Cyprus.On the basis of the timetable set by the Kazakhstan presidency, the forces contributing to UNFICYP by way of human resources will be briefed on Tuesday, January 16 and the UN Security Council members on January 17, by UNSG`s Special Representative in Cyprus Elizabeth Spehar.A draft of the resolution is expected to be presented by the British mission to the UN close to that time.UNFICYP was established by Security Council resolution 186 (1964), with a mandate “to prevent a recurrence of fighting and, as necessary, to contribute to the maintenance and restoration of law and order and a return to normal conditions”. While the mandate of the Mission remains the same to date, its responsibilities evolved following the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, to include supervising the ceasefire lines, maintaining a buffer zone, and facilitating inter-communal contacts.In his report Guterres concurs with the recommendation of the review team that “the preventive and deterrent role of UNFICYP should be maintained for the time being.”“While the actual impact of such a role is very difficult to ascertain, the risk associated with any drastic reduction of the Force is not justified under present circumstances,” Guterres said.He also took note that “the review team has identified an opportunity for a limited reduction in the military strength of the Mission, mainly with respect to the military support elements. In line with the findings of the review team as detailed in this report, I therefore recommend that the actual military strength of UNFICYP be reduced to 802 troops.”“This need not be reflected in a reduction of the authorised strength; in fact, if the authorised strength were to remain at 860, it would allow some flexibility to increase deployment should the need arise, for example in support of eventually resumed settlement talks,” he added.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoMBA Degrees | Search AdsMBA Programs Online – See For YourselfMBA Degrees | Search AdsUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img