Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim READ: Ayo bids La Salle goodbye, hints at differences in handling teamAyo is reportedly signing a six-year contract with UST, giving him ample time to turn around a basketball program which is in dire need of a reboot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting EXCLUSIVE: Former La Salle coach Aldin Ayo confirms he will coach the Growling Tigers for the next six years. Ayo said IPEA officials will make official announcement on Jan. 11. pic.twitter.com/cKLVqhMk3q— The Varsitarian (@varsitarianust) January 4, 2018 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAldin Ayo has formalized his transfer to University of Santo Tomas and reportedly signed a long term deal.The Varsitarian, the school’s official publication, broke the news early Friday, finally ending speculations on the mentor’s next destination after he left La Salle.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais LATEST STORIES The biggest challenge, however, is turning the fortunes around of UST, which finished on a humiliating 1-13 run under Boy Sablan last UAAP Season 80.Ayo will have Marvin Lee, Jordan Sta. Ana, and Cameroonian big man Steve Akomo, as well as returnees Renzo Subido and Mario Bonleon in the new chapter of his career. MOST READ Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Defending champ Serena Williams withdraws from Australian Open ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims The official announcement is expected to be made next week, the report also said.The 40-year-old mentor will now be in charge of his third school in four years as he seeks to recapture UST’s lost glory while also eyeing to sustain his triumphant streak which saw him win titles in Letran in the NCAA and La Salle in UAAP.Ayo garnered a 30-5 record in his two-year stay with the Green Archers, including the UAAP Season 79 championship back in 2016.READ: Boy Sablan out as UST coach ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments
Operation Smile and Tony Hawk will launch a new video on January 10 sharing the story of how a smile can change forever.Tony Hawk and Operation SmileThe Change Forever campaign is designed to make a lasting impact for children born with clefts each and every day, who are often unable to speak or eat properly and are shunned and ostracized from their community. Every child – no matter where they are born – deserves access to safe surgical care.The Change Forever campaign marks 30 years of Operation Smile, and will feature an online and social media campaign featuring world-renowned athlete Tony Hawk, which encourages individuals to take a pledge, share their smile, and help create greater awareness of the issue of clefting and the impact a smile can have in changing forever the life of a child.The campaign will also feature transformational stories and 30 years of global insights by the people who have been touched by Operation Smile, including the organization’s celebrity Smile Ambassadors such as Roma Downey, Jessica Simpson, Brooke Burke-Charvet, Zachary Levi, Giuliana Rancic, Donald Trump, Jr., Billy Bush and so many others.“A smile is truly a platform to change everything,” said Bill Kliewer, CEO of Operation Smile. “We’ve treated children in some of the world’s hardest to reach places and given them new lives. Over the last 30 years, we’ve made incredible progress training doctors to provide safe surgery and quality care in the developing world, and building medical capacity in our partner countries. However, we must redouble our efforts. There are too many preventable deaths for children with clefts, and there are too many children dying because they have no access to safe surgery.”With the help of medical volunteers from over 80 countries and generous supporters who share a vision to save children’s lives, Operation Smile has provided more than 3.5 million healthcare evaluations, and over 200,000 free reconstructive surgeries worldwide. With as little as $240 dollars, a surgery that can take as few as 45 minutes can transform the life of a child forever.Operation Smile is dedicated to creating self-sufficiency in developing countries by training local doctors and medical professionals who are then empowered to treat their own local communities year-round. Over the course of its history, Operation Smile has strengthened local healthcare infrastructures and built medical capacity while working closely with local communities, ministries of health, and governments. In this way, Operation Smile has served as a catalyst for tens of thousands more surgeries through its medical training and surgical programs that are creating sustainability with partner countries. Operation Smile also engages in research and maternal, newborn and child health initiatives to help prevent the occurrence of cleft and educate families on how to best care for children born with facial deformities. Operation Smile’s programs have a permanent impact, so every child born with a cleft can receive not only surgery, but related care, such as speech therapy, to help them reach their full potential.To find out more about Tony Hawk’s video, click here.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 13 Mar 2015 – Everyman 20, the Return of Everyman tickets are now available at the outlets around the island… Joe Zahm, a founding member of the band says there will be even more excitement than previously announced including a performance by the Clement Howell High School Choir and the addition of V6. Members of the band who live out of country begin arriving on Sunday… Everyman 20 reunion concert will unravel over two days on the Beach at Salt Bar & Grill March 27 & 28. See our facebook page for ticket outlets. Everyman gives to Clement Howell High ahead of Reunion show Recommended for you ‘Everyman’ to meet Clement Howell High Choir today Related Items:clement howell high school choir, everyman, salt bar and grill Everyman Reunion Concert makes a splash on the beach; Native turn out low
Latest on Rebecca Zahau trial with Caitlin Rother Testimony continued Tuesday in the Rebecca Zahau case.On Monday, the man being sued by Zahau’s family took the stand. Her family believes 54-year-old Adam Shacknai, the younger brother to Zahau’s boyfriend, killed her.Shacknai testified saying he left the guest house of the Coronado mansion around 6:45 a.m. That’s when he saw Rebecca hanging from the balcony.Shacknai then says he called 911, brought Zahau to the ground and tried to perform CPR. He testified he did not kill her.The trial has spanned several weeks now and author and journalist, Caitlin Rother, has been following it closely.She joined KUSI with an update. KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 20, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Caitlin Rother, Rebecca Zahau, Zahau FacebookTwitter March 20, 2018
The Recipes app is an extension of the magazine’s food column, the company says. Meanwhile, the Reader’s Choice app builds off the issue’s “2010 Photo Contest” feature and the Travel Guide is an interactive connection to a feature story on the Dominican Republic.All four apps were created in-house, Tauber says. For the Pictures app, Islands editors utilized the iPhone SDK developer program, which is commonly used by developers to create iPad, iPhone and iPod touch applications.“Response has exceeded expectations, with a solid rise in downloads for the Pictures app coming when we soft-launched it on Islands.com and Islands.com/Facebook,” says Tauber. “In terms of scans, the Recipes app is winning so far.”Earlier this year, Bonnier’s Wakeboarding and Sport Driver also utilized Microsoft’s HCCB tagging technology to direct readers online for additional interactive content.Tauber says Islands so far isn’t charging for the Pictures app in Apple’s iTunes Store but says it will experiment with different pricing models with future apps. “Right now we’re focusing on learning how to best use and execute them and gathering metrics that we can then share with clients,” he says. The team at Bonnier’s Islands magazine took some cues from sister title WakeBoarding when they put together their June issue which integrates tagging technology with mobile apps. Readers are able to access four apps developed by Islands editors by using a smartphone to scan 2-D barcodes within the issue’s pages.The cover features an app icon and URL for a “Pictures” app the Islands edit team created that is available exclusively in the Apple iTunes Store. It offers users a gallery of island photography, photo quizzes, and a photo feed of editors’ travels. The app also was promoted inside the magazine on the editor’s letter page, in a house ad and in a feature story.The magazine also used 2-D barcodes, created using Microsoft’s High Capacity Color Barcode technology, to unlock three free Web-based apps: Islands Recipes, Islands Reader’s Choice and Islands Travel Guide: Dominican Republic. “For this particular issue, each of the three Web apps organically fit as an extension of what was in the magazine,” Islands brand manager Chris Tauber says. “And repurposing content or drawing on previous research was fairly efficient for us in each of these cases.”
WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington School Committee meets this Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 7pm in the Large Instruction Room at Wilmington High School.There are some newsworthy items on the agenda, including:The School Committee will consider finalizing next year’s school calendar.The School Committee will review proposed changes to the High School’s Program of Studies after a presentation from Principal Linda Peters.The School Committee will receive an update from the district’s Behavioral Health Task Force.The School Committee will receive a presentation on adopting the Seal of Biliteracy. The Committee will receive an update on the Global Child Spanish Classes.The School Committee will receive a presentation on the Wilmington CARES program.Superintendent Dr. Glenn Brand will discuss the district’s upcoming Behavioral Health Fair on March 28; the Director of Technology Job Posting; an update on the cost of the NEASC accreditation visit to Wilmington High; and the upcoming administration of the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey.The School Committee will receive a student presentation on the High School’s DECA program. The Committee will also consider an out-of-state field trip request for members of the program to attend DECA’s International Conference in Orlando.The School Committee will accept a $1,500 donation from the Wilmington Educational Foundation to fund the district’s 2019 STEM Fair.The School Committee will receive subcommittee reports and any public comments.The meeting will be telecast live by Wilmington Community Television on WCTV-Meetings — Channel 22 on Comcast and Channel 38 on Verizon. The meeting will also streamed on WCTV’s website HERE.Wilmington Apple intends on reporting on many of the items above – and any other news that comes from the meeting.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: Homework, Bullying, Vaping, Grants, Gymnastics & More To Be Discussed At June 12 MeetingIn “Education”SCHOOL COMMITTEE To Discuss New School Year, New Administrators & New Goals At August 28 MeetingIn “Education”SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: Big Issues To Be Discussed At May 8 MeetingIn “Education”
See at Amazon Tags $999 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. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) $999 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. 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. $999 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. See at Turo TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays 6 Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Read the Rylo camera preview Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) $299 at Amazon Chris Monroe/CNET Comments Share your voice Sarah Tew/CNET $60 at Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET See It The Cheapskate Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) 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. Comments Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) 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. Turo Rylo Read Google Home Hub review 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. Share your voice Apple iPhone XS Thanks, KFC? SOPA Images/Getty Images For those days when you just can’t choke down another kale-granola smoothie, or whatever it is healthy people consume in 2019, here you go. The culinary hellmouth has opened, and KFC and Cheetos have given birth to a Cheetos sandwich. Read DJI Osmo Action preview $155 at Google Express Read the AirPods review Sarah Tew/CNET 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. Random,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.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.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. 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. $59 at eBay $520 at HP $210 at Best Buy Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Sarah Tew/CNET $6 at Tidal HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) See it The sandwich features an extra-crispy KFC chicken filet sitting on a layer of Cheetos and mayo, and drizzled with a Cheetos-based sauce — and we did not make one word of that sentence up.The sandwich will be available at KFC nationwide starting July 1 for four weeks. Some lucky New Yorkers can enjoy an early sneak peek at a Manhattan location on June 27. Interested eaters can RSVP at KfcCheetosSandwich.com.Also on the menu for that event: Cheetos hot wings, Cheetos-loaded fries, and Cheetos mac and cheese. There’s no telling how many orange-fingered smears will be left on clothing after it ends.KFC might just be the franchise that’s embraced weird stunts more than any other. We’ve written in the past about the creative habits of its Twitter account, the Game of Thrones star featured in a video, fried-chicken-scented bath bombs and even finger-lickin’ good chicken-flavored nail polish. Looks like they’re gonna just keep on winging it. Freaky fast food: From black buns to Batman burgers (pictures) 10 Photos Best Buy $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express 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 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). Boost Mobile 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 SearsNote: 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. $999 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 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. Sprint Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X 7 Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) With love from the proud parents, @KFC and #Cheetos. Available nationwide July 1st. #KFCCheetosSandwich pic.twitter.com/tFfZeWn8ak— Chester Cheetah (@ChesterCheetah) June 20, 2019 Tags Angela Lang/CNET See It Amazon
Malayalam film IllayarajaTwitterMalayalam film Illayaraja, which has been written and directed by Madhav Ramadasan, is set for grand release across UAE and GCC on May 2. Indywood Distribution Network booked good numbers of screens in these regions.Illayaraja is a drama film, which has been produced by Sajith Krishna, Jayaraj T Krishnan and Binish Babu under the banners of Movie Musical Cutz and Mumbai Cine Talkies. The film stars Guinness Pakru in the lead role, with Gokul Suresh, Deepak Parambol and Harisree Ashokan in supporting roles. Ratheesh Vega has composed its background score and songs and Pappinu has cranked the camera for it.Director Madhav Ramdasan has beautifully portrayed the life of a family residing in Thrissur and the happiness, the sorrows and the struggles they share under their small roof. He explores the likes and desires of the children, the attitudes of various sections of the society and the beauty in finding contentment in the little things.Mollywood has made movies on gifted young children earlier and they have become a great success with the audience. Ilayaraja is no different from them, as it is about child epitome, struggles of trying to fit into the society and the roles of parents who try to encourage their kids’ development could be seen. It is a feel-good tale with noble intentions. It is meant to cater to family crowds.Illayaraja is said to have scored particularly well in two departments, sound and photography. The actors in the movie have done a fantastic job. Harisree Ashokan as grandpa and Anil Nair as the loan shark have showcased a remarkable performance. The music in the movie beautifully blends with the story and the cinematography too received a special attention post its release in India.
An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale struck Dahanu in Palghar district.Representational image | ReutersYou can call it a mere coincidence or element of luck, but many of the earthquake predictions made by self-proclaimed seismic researcher Frank Hoogerbeets have turned true in the recent months. Last April, Hoogerbeets had warned that a powerful earthquake will jolt the planet, and interestingly, in the same timeline, a major tremor hit Arunachal Pradesh, India. Even though the scientific community has continuously dismissed Hoogerbeets’ claims, conspiracy theorists strongly believe that the predictions made by the researcher using an advanced system named SSGI (Solar System Geometry Index) are authentic.Now, Frank Hoogerbeets has warned that a strong earthquake which will measure 7 in the Richter scale will hit earth either on May 05 or 06. In a recent post on his website Ditrianum, Hoogerbeets revealed that a critical lunar geometry is responsible for triggering this earthquake.Hoogerbeets strongly believes that lunar geometry and planetary alignment have a direct impact on triggering earthquakes. As per Hoogerbeets, rare alignments of planets and moon are capable of destabilizing the tectonic plates here on earth, and this is causing increased seismic activities during this time.Even though Hoogerbeets is quite sure about the possible occurrence of the earthquake, he failed to reveal the exact area where this major tremor is going to hit. It should be noted that an earthquake measuring 7 in the Richter scale is quite strong, and it will cause serious casualties and structural damage in the area which will be affected.In the meantime, a section of conspiracy theorists has started claiming that it is actually the arrival of Nibiru which is causing increased seismic activities on earth. As per these conspiracy theorists, Nibiru is a rogue space body which will cause apocalypse on the earth. These conspiracy theorists believe that the gravitational field of Nibiru is so strong, and it is the real cause behind the destabilization of tectonic plates on earth.
A bronze bull sculpture is seen as an employee walks out of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai August 22, 2013 (representational image).Reuters fileAn oversubscription of 104 times is bound to result in a premium listing for Avenue Supermarts, the operator of supermarket retail D-Mart. The question on investor’s mind will be: At what price will it list? The answer lies probably in the valuation of listed rivals, according to an analyst.”At the upper end of the price band, the pre-issue P/E works out to be 32.5x its annualised 9MFY2017 earnings, which is lower compared to P/E multiple of its peers i.e. Trent – 73.9x, Shoppers Stop – 123.8x and Future Retail 36.5x,” Angel Broking had said in a note on March 4, recommending investors to subscribe.For the nine-month period (9MFY2017) in the current fiscal, the company’s net profit was Rs 387 crore on sales of Rs 8,784 crore.On Friday, Trent closed at Rs 239 (face value Re 1), Future Retail at Rs 262 (face value Rs 2) and Shoppers Stop at Rs 320 (face value Rs 5 per share).BSE, which got listed a few weeks ago, closed at Rs 936, after listing at Rs 1,085 on February 3 against the issue price of Rs 806.The Rs 1,870-crore initial public offering (IPO) by the 15-year-old company in the price band of Rs 295-299 per share (face value Rs 10) got an overwhelming response during the issue period (March 8 to 10).The portion reserved for institutional investors (QIBs, FIIs, DIIs, mutual funds) was oversubscribed 144 times while the pie earmarked for non-institutional investors saw an oversubscription of 277 times.In sharp contrast, retail investors were relatively less enthusiastic, oversubscribing 7.51 times, according to data available on the National Stock Exchange (NSE).Earlier, the company raised Rs 561 crore from anchor investors by issuing 1.87 crore shares at Rs 299 per share and the investors included SBI Mutual Fund, Singapore government, JP Morgan, T Rowe Price, HDFC Mutual Fund, Reliance Mutual Fund and ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund.Highlights of the IPO and Avenue Supermarts (according to Angel Broking):Avenue Supermarts Ltd. (ASL) is amongst the largest and the most profitable Food & Grocery retailer in India. It offers wide range of Food and non-food products. ASL operates total 118 stores in 9 states and 1 Union Territory.ASL has increased its store count from 45 in FY2011 to 118 in 9MFY2017 with total retail business area of ~3.9 mn sq. ft in 45 cities. Further, the company has plans to increase total retail space by 2.1mn sq. ft by 2020, which will support its growth.ASL has reported revenue CAGR of ~40 percent over FY2012-16 on the back of same store growth and expansion of its business by adding new stores. On the bottom-line front, the company has reported CAGR of ~52 percent over FY2012-16 due to good business and gradual improvement in the operating margins. Return on equity has also improved from 9% in FY2012 to 32 percent in FY2016.Better RoE profile, promoter’s strong background, strategically located stores, intense focus on maintaining lower costs and strong brand perception are the compelling factors indicating that ASL is a long term story that will unfold going ahead.The company’s net profit and sales for FY2016 stood at Rs 319 crore and Rs 8,588 crore, respectively.The promoters’ share after the public issue will come down to 82.2 percent from the earlier 91.4 percent.The Sensex closed 17 points higher at 28,946 on Friday. The markets will open on Tuesday, being closed on Monday for Holi. The trading will factor in the election results to the five states — Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand.
Pope Francis leaves the airport after arriving in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on 30 November 2017. Photo: AFPPope Francis on Thursday arrived in Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees have sought sanctuary after fleeing a crackdown in neighbouring Myanmar, in the second stage of a tour dominated by the plight of the persecuted minority.The pope will spend three days in mainly-Muslim Bangladesh, which is also grappling with a rise in Islamist extremism that has seen Catholics attacked for their faith.In Myanmar he walked a diplomatic tightrope, staying away from allegations that the army is waging an ethnic cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims, despite pressure to confront the incendiary issue publically.He also refrained from mentioning the minority by name during his four-day trip in which he held two masses and private meetings with civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and powerful army chief Min Aung Hlaing.In Dhaka he will meet some of the refugees from the Rohingya community, whom he has described as his “brothers and sisters”, and led a mass for Bangladesh’s tiny Catholic minority.Nearly a million refugees from the Muslim minority now languish in camps on the border and the Daily Star, a Bangladeshi newspaper, said in an editorial Thursday it hoped he could change their fate.“Thanks to the large body of evidence documenting severe rights abuses of the Rohingya minority of Myanmar, the extent of the atrocities carried out by Myanmar’s security forces is known to all,” it said.“We remain hopeful that given Pope Francis’ legacy of standing up for the oppressed, he will speak out against the ongoing persecution of the Rohingya during this very important visit.”‘Moral authority’Myanmar’s government denies the Rohingya are an ethnic group, insisting they are “Bengali” immigrants who are not entitled to full citizenship.But the Vatican has rejected suggestions that the pope’s reticence to tackle the Rohingya crisis head-on represented a failure of moral leadership.A spokesman late Wednesday said the pope’s presence alone drew attention to Myanmar’s myriad troubles and his “moral authority” remained undimmed.“He’s not afraid of minefields,” Vatican spokesman Greg Burke told a press conference, hinting the pope’s discussions in private may have been more strident.Francis had been urged not to utter the Rohingyas’ name in Myanmar to avoid provoking hardline Buddhists and making the country’s Catholic community a target.“He seemed to comprehend the dilemma he faced,” David Mathieson, a Yangon-based analyst, told AFP, applauding his diplomatic dexterity in a country where the army still holds great power.“He is the Pope, not a pugilist… he was here to help the country work through this horrific humanitarian crisis and listen to both the civilian and military leadership.”The pontiff was warmly embraced by Myanmar’s Catholics, who make up just over one percent of the population.On Friday he will lead a mass in central Dhaka that is expected to be attended by around 100,000 Bangladeshi Catholics.The country’s Catholic community accounts for less than 0.5 percent of the population of 160 million and have for centuries lived in relative harmony with their Muslim neighbours.But the country has seen a rise in Islamist attacks in recent years targeting religious minorities, foreigners and secular figures.Pope Francis’s visit coincides with the disappearance of a Catholic priest on Monday in the same village where suspected Islamist extremists hacked a Catholic grocer to death last year.Walter William Rosario, 40, had been making arrangements for some 300 Catholics to travel to Dhaka for the pope’s mass.Since 2015 at least three Christians, including two converts from Islam, have been hacked to death in attacks blamed on the militant Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).
Answer Scripts of a public exam. Prothom Alo File PhotoAs many as 25 answer scripts of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination were recovered from Sonarpotti road in Joypurhat on Thursday night.The answer copies were of this year’s English 1st paper exam under Rajshahi secondary and higher secondary education board, reports UNB.Joypurhat police station officer-in-charge Mominul Haque said three passers-by found those answer scripts lying on the road and handed over to police.A general dairy (GD) was registered with the police station in this connection, said the OC.Read More: ‘Waves’ of question paper leaks hit childrenRead More: ‘Question paper leaks out of control’Read More: Govt asked to explain failure to stop SSC question paper leakRead More: 13 detained over SSC Chemistry question paper leak
10RelFoz7,388 5New AmsterdamNBC100,534 6LegaciesThe CW10,638 9FBICBS45,869 2Murphy BrownCBS178,864 10The Cool KidsFox42,306 8God Friended MeCBS8,826 1Murphy BrownCBS67,956 4ManifestNBC162,101 ABC’s new drama “A Million Little Things” was the most engaging new broadcast TV show across social media following its premiere last week, with CBS’s “Murphy Brown” reboot with Candice Bergen also turning in strong numbers, according to data compiled by ListenFirst Media.Social posts for “A Million Little Things” garnered 220,349 social reactions the week of Sept. 24-30 across platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The show also had the most content shares, with about 15,000 for the week, out of all new broadcast shows for the fall 2018 season, per ListenFirst.“A Million Little Things” has been likened to NBC’s hit drama “This Is Us,” but it’s worth noting that “This Is Us” had a social-engagement score three times higher during its premiere week in 2016, as measured by ListenFirst. Popular on Variety 6The RookieABC94,785 5Magnum P.I.CBS17,313 Source: ListenFirst data for Sept. 24-30, 2018, measuring volume of post reactions, likes, shares, comments, and retweets across official TV pages on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Google+Conversation: 2018 New Fall Broadcast TV Shows 7Magnum P.I.CBS51,815 Also, the volume of social-media chatter doesn’t always correspond to TV ratings. The premiere of “A Million Little Things” averaged a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 5.1 million viewers, not exactly a knock-it-out-of-the-park performance.“Murphy Brown” saw solid results following its premiere, ranking as the No. 1 most-talked-about new fall show on social with almost 68,000 mentions and close to 180,000 social engagements. Other buzzed-about new shows included The CW’s “Legacies” and NBC’s “Manifest.”This season’s reboots like “Murphy Brown” and CBS’s “Magnum P.I.” are whipping up social conversation, but the overall reaction has been mixed, according to Jason Klein, co-CEO of ListenFirst. “While a large amount of viewers are praising the show content, others are complaining about the ‘lack of new content’ and are upset with ‘yet another revival,’ signaling possible reboot fatigue,” he said.Meanwhile, “Murphy Brown” also has proven to be politically divisive. Conversation about the show has been both positive and negative, with some viewers praising the brilliant jokes and others viewing it as “leftist propaganda” and expressing displeasure over Hillary Clinton’s cameo appearance.Here’s the breakdown of the analysis of the top 10 new fall broadcast shows, ranked by social engagement (all reactions to official posts) and conversation (mentions of a show).Social Engagement: 2018 New Fall Broadcast TV Shows RankTV ProgramNetworkListenFirst Social Engagement Score 3A Million Little ThingsABC48,265 4New AmsterdamNBC22,414 2ManifestNBC48,695 9CharmedThe CW7,616 Source: ListenFirst data for Sept. 24-30, 2018, measuring conversation volume (mentions and hashtags) on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ 1A Million Little ThingsABC220,349 RankTV ProgramNetworkListenFirst Interest Score 8Single ParentsABC50,994 3LegaciesThe CW172,057 7FBICBS9,975 ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15
3 min read LAS VEGAS — Mobile companies in recent years have shifted away from making huge product announcements at January’s International CES, saving announcements for their own events, or for Mobile World Congress in March. At CES this year we did, however, get a glimpse into what we might be able to expect in the mobile space in the coming year by way of announcements from two big players in the mobile processing space: Qualcomm and Audience.Here’s a look at what 2014 has in store:Better Voice Interaction FeaturesVoice processing company Audience announced the Audience eS700 series at CES, a family of always-on intelligent voice and audio solutions that will enable new levels of voice interaction with your favorite tablets and smartphones.”We believe that dependable, Always-on voice detection and actuation is the next must-have mobile technology,” says Peter Santos, president and chief executive of Audience.Related: The Coolest Tech Startups at CES 2014Audience’s previous processor is already used by a number of mobile devices, and enables your smartphone to continuously listen to its surroundings and respond when you talk to it. The newest version of the processor allows it to be always-on, waking up whenever you say a particular phrase, such as “Ok, Phone, Play Music” in front of your smartphone. With the newest version of the processors your phone will be able to hear you a lot better, cancelling out noise on a busy street or a crowded bar. It will also respond to you immediately, with no need to pause between waking your phone up and asking it to complete a task. That improved performance also comes with a reduction in the amount of battery power needed to make the function work.Audience is sampling it’s processor to partners now, and expects the eS700 series to be included in devices the second half of this year.Connected EverythingFrom app-supported Crock-Pot to a Android-powered fridge, 2014 will be a year of connecting all of our devices together. Qualcomm, the company behind the processor in many Android and Windows devices on the market today announced a new processor at CES, the Snapdragon 802, designed for televisions rather than smartphones.The processor is capable of playing Ultra HD video with simultaneously video conferencing with someone and surfing the web. It’s a powerful chip, that’s going to likely find its way into devices towards the end of year.Qualcomm also announced the Snapdragon 602A processor at the show, a processor designed specifically for vehicles that is expected to enable better apps and navigation services in your car.Related: The Connected Home: A Huge Opportunity But Slow to Catch On Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. January 9, 2014 Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.
‘Above target’ Viaplay subscriber growth has led to a positive Q2 for Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group.The company added 65,000 subscribers in what is normally a “quiet quarter” due to “seasonality in the sports subscriber base”.Speaking on the company’s earnings call, CEO and president Anders Jensen (pictured) said that this was “driven by a combination of healthy gross intake, lower churn levels, and ground-breaking new B2B deals”. He continued: “We have added more original programming and acquired more content and live sports, which have all contributed to Viaplay’s growth, as have our ongoing technology and product developments.”Viaplay has added 244,000 subscribers over the past year, to make up a total of 1.421 million subscribers. Customers of the service represent 60% of NENT Group’s total subs.Jensen added that streaming has become increasingly important to the company’s strategy, stating that “put simply, capturing the streaming opportunity is the key factor in driving long-term value for our shareholders.”Speaking on the topic of Viaplay’s pricing, Jensen specifically cited Netflix’s strategy and suggested that any adjustments could damage the OTT service’s growth: “On Viaplay, we are now announcing price increases on sports in Denmark as our first step, and we are following the development of Netflix price increases that we now see traveling through Europe. If and when they come to the Nordics, we will increase at the same – to the same levels. “We think it’s a bit premature to start to create our own price category. We don’t want to offset the very healthy growth patterns that we see right now, but we believe that pricing power is one of the key tools going forward as the category gets more and more interesting and people are trading down on traditional TV packages. This is still cheap.” Subscription sales account for 60% of NENT Group’s revenue, with Viaplay accounting for 60% of that. ‘Subscription & Other sales’ were up 8%.Overall, Group sales increased by 6% and the operating income for its combined business segments grew by 5%.Advertising sales accounted for 26% of group sales and were down by 3%. Jensen attributed this to the Ice Hockey World Championship not being aired on Swedish free-tv and the “continuing soft TV and Radio advertising markets.”NENT Group has heavily invested in content in recent times, with five new Viaplay originals debuting in the quarter and a further six new shows in production. In Q2, the company also announced several sports rights agreements including exclusive coverage of Alpine and cross-country skiing from 2021, the Open golf championship until 2024, and Danish Superliga football until 2024.