Former England skipper Michael Vaughan slammed India for their slow over-rate as the visitors defeated England to clinch the three-match T20I series 2-1.In the series-decider at Bristol, Rohit Sharma slammed 100 off 56 balls to lead India to a seven-wicket win.Rohit smashed five sixes and 11 fours as India chased down the stiff target of 199 with eight balls to spare. Rohit was ably supported by Virat Kohli, who made 43 and Hardik Pandya’s unbeaten 33.For England, Jason Roy (67) and Jos Buttler (34) shared an opening stand of 94 inside eight overs. Alex Hales (30) and Jonny Bairstow (25) then made useful contributions as hosts made 198-9 in 20 overs.India vs England: Rohit’s 100*, all-round Pandya script India’s series winWhile Indian bowlers made an impressive comeback towards the end of England innings to restrict the hosts to under 200, they came under crticism for slow over-rate by Vaughan.Vaughan in his tweet wrote: “The Indian T20 over rate this series has been appalling ….. Get on with it …. #ENGvIND”The Indian T20 over rate this series has been appalling ….. Get on with it …. #ENGvINDMichael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 8, 2018The former cricketer’s argument was, however, countered by few Indian fans, who wrote that regular boundaries and wickets are behind the slow over-rate.Every ball is going outside the groundNote this point tooButler Fan (@butler_abd) July 8, 2018When a team scores 200 and loses 8 wickets. It means the ball is going out of park a lot and also time between the wickets. I wonder how fast was Englishs over rate. Also I wonder how slow over rate affects anyone? Good for sponsors and spectatorsadvertisementGaurav Patel (@Gaurav_Patel7) July 8, 2018Might have something to do with the absolute carnage by the English openersRitesh Biswal (@riteshbiswaal) July 8, 2018Come on don’t find excuses. India were clearly betternaveen sarawagi (@naveensarawagi1) July 9, 2018The 43-year-old’s comments come after David Willey accused Indian bowlers of not playing within the spirit of the game. Willey complained that Indian bowlers repeatedly pulled out of their delivery strides during first T20I at Manchester.Rohit Sharma joins Virat Kohli in elite T20 Internationals list”I’m guessing, but I think he (Bhuvneshwar) was looking to see what I was going to do,” Willey said. “They did that a few times. The spinners did it a couple of times. I’m not sure what the rules are on that. I don’t particularly like it. I don’t think it is necessarily in the spirit of cricket.”MS Dhoni continues record-breaking spree in T20IsIn the first T20I, English batsmen struggled against Kuldeep Yadav as the left-arm spinner clinched a five-wicket haul to lead India to a eight-wicket win.The criticism, however, would matter little to the Indian camp as they bounced back impressively in the third T20I after losing the second match at Cardiff by five wickets.It was India’s sixth straight T20I series win and their first in England.
Shirley Dorin, 86, said she and her husband had decades of frustration after allowing an oil well to be drilled on their property near Didsbury in central Alberta in 1970.There was constant flaring that lit up their house, she said, and she developed Parkinson’s disease.Production equipment was eventually removed a few years ago but the site, which has had several owners, still remains.“We didn’t know what it was like to have your life controlled by an oil company and we really didn’t know what we were in for, that’s for sure,” Dorin said. CALGARY, A.B. – A coalition of Alberta landowners, researchers and former regulators say it could cost as much as $70 billion to clean up more than 300,000 orphan oil and gas wells in Alberta.The Alberta Liabilities Disclosure Project released the numbers Monday in Calgary.“Fiscally and environmentally, this is a ticking time bomb,” lead researcher Regan Boychuk told a news conference. “We want it gone.”Her son, Mark, is president of Dorin Land and Oilfield Management and is a member of the coalition.“We can’t develop our land,” he said. “Albertans simply can’t afford to wait another four years for variable solutions as the mess continues to grow.” “They sit idle and they may look harmless, but they’re not. All wells leak eventually and that’s why it’s so important they are plugged and reclaimed properly.”Boychuk said it’s not too late to make well clean up a campaign issue before the April 16 provincial election.“This is the moment when politicians are the most receptive,” he said. “The day after the election is when politicians are the least receptive to public concern. That’s why we are making this data public today to try and influence this debate.”He said most political parties are talking about boosting Alberta’s resource sector but not about the environmental costs involved.“We can either spend money on drilling more wells or spend money on cleaning up.”Boychuk said about $200 million is being held by the Alberta government as a deposit to pay for the cleanup of unreclaimed wells. The problem gets worse once the additional costs of tailing ponds, mines and pipelines are included.
Although the youngest athlete competing in Rio is 13-year-old Gaurika Singh, a swimmer representing Nepal, gymnastics is unique for its high concentration of teenage girls. This year, 16.8 percent of gymnasts are younger than 18, and all of those young athletes are women. Swimming has a higher total number of competitors under 18, but that group makes up only 9.1 percent of the field. That doesn’t mean there aren’t exceptions. Oksana Chusovitina, a 41-year-old from Uzbekistan, is competing in her seventh Olympics, making her the oldest female gymnast in Olympic history. Chusovitina will compete in the vault finals on Sunday.What about the other end of the age spectrum, where I might have a chance? With a median age of 36, equestrians are the oldest Olympians. More sedate sports also tend to have older athletes; golf and shooting are near the top of the list. Beach volleyball, tennis and cycling also have older competitors.The prize for the oldest Olympian in Rio goes to 62-year-old Julie Brougham, a rider from New Zealand who is attending her first Olympics. Brougham had her Olympic debut Wednesday, in individual dressage. But Brougham isn’t the only athlete in Rio who has lived at least six decades. There are four other Olympians who are 60 or older, all of whom are competing in equestrian events. Still, equestrian is not dominated by older competitors: Among Olympic sports, it has one of the widest distribution of ages, with athletes that range in age over a 44-year span. As I expected, gymnasts are among the youngest Olympians. Of all the groups I looked at, women’s artistic gymnastics (the “regular” gymnastics)2There are two other categories of gymnastics at the Olympics: trampoline and rhythmic. has the lowest median age — 19. That puts Biles in the very middle of her peers. Also, artistic gymnastics (along with golf) has the largest gap between the median ages of men and women participants — five years. That’s because of the sport’s high number of women and girls under 20. It’s not age holding me back from being an Olympian. If I want a shot at gold in 2056, I had better go find a horse. We’re on the ground in Rio covering the 2016 Summer Olympics. Check out all our coverage here.Most adults probably feel as though they missed their chance at making it to the Olympics. Even at 24, I feel decrepit and ancient watching 19-year-old Simone Biles execute flips and twists at the Rio Games with an athleticism that I will never attain. Still, Biles got me wondering which Olympic events I theoretically might still have a shot of participating in at my age (assuming I could change pretty much everything about my genetic makeup and lifestyle in a very short period of time). For each sport of the 2016 Games, I looked at the median age of the participants — overall, men and women — using data from athlete profile pages on the Rio 2016 website.1As of Aug. 3, there were 11,384 athletes on the site for which we obtained age data.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:ex price club employees takes case to labor tribunal, Gus Karagianis, Price club closes, terminated workers still protesting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, August 23,2016 – The conciliation process at the Labour Department for the still protesting ex-employees of the now closed Price Club was a bust. Magnetic Media learned that Gus Karagianis did not show up for the sessions with the Commissioner of the Employment Services of TCIG and it has left nearly 20 men destitute. In a follow up yesterday on the matter, which began three weeks ago and which continues to spawn demonstrations at the parking area of the now, Payless Grocery store, Magnetic Media learned that there have been 14 cases filed at the Labour Tribunal and that 11 of the Haitian men, who worked as long as 18 years at Price Club but were let go without severance pay, have hired attorney Peter McKnight.Gus could be facing a whopping payout if the men win their case. The plaintiffs showed us the letter they received on July 17, 2016 to say the store was suffering too much loss and was unable to compete in the current market; the letter told them the company would not rebound and will open for the final time on Sunday August 7, 2016. The problem here is, by law, there should be a two month notice and because there was not, the men are owed that two months of salary. Add to this, the Employment Ordinance 2014 explains that the plaintiffs are supposed to be paid two weeks for every year once they had been employed at Price Club for two years. One man showed us what the Labour Department calculated as owing to him; it was over $16,000 and he had only been employed since 2011… the staff who were on for 18 years will be entitled to far more. Again, the case is now with the Labour Tribunal.
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
Bruce Shelley with HEA: “We want to let our members know that the best thing that they can do when they receive a phone call like this, that is suspicious, is hang up and call directly back to Homer Electric. That is your best course of action to make sure it is a valid call from the utility.” According to a release from HEA, there has been a recent report of an individual, posing as an HEA representative, confronting local businesses in person and threatening to disconnect their power if payment is not made immediately. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Homer Electric Association, Inc. is getting reports again from area businesses regarding suspicious HEA impersonators over the phone – as well as in person. The goal of the scammers is to obtain credit card numbers or other financial information and payment.If a suspicious phone call is received, end the phone call and contact HEA for verification and to checkthe status of your account. In addition, business members have received phone calls from fraudulent callers impersonating a utilityrepresentative and requesting payment for the customer’s supposed past due bill. The fraudulent callerthreatens immediate disconnection of electric service if the bill is not paid. If you have questions or need additional information, call 1-800-478-8551.
This story first appears on FOLIO: sister site, minonline. Paul Jowdy, who last Thursday (Oct. 27) ended a five-month stint as Every Day with Rachael Ray publisher with the magazine’s sale by Reader’s Digest Association to Meredith Corp., was hired in the same capacity today (Nov. 2) at Women’s Wear Daily.Read the rest of the story here.
Peter Celauro has been named brand journalist at Group Delphi. He had been editor at Pond Trade Magazine. “Will has shaped and edited the fashion pages of GQ for years, and he’s uniquely qualified for this exciting opportunity,” says GQ editor-in-chief Jim Nelson. “We want GQ Style to showcase a luxurious sense of style and a sophisticated, worldly way of life—GQ with a gold passport. And Will Welch is the man for the job.” Josh Ellis has been named editor-in-chief at Success. He had been features editor there. Welch joined GQ in May 2007 as an associate editor covering fashion, pop culture, and music. He was promoted to senior editor in 2012 and style editor in 2014. In nearly nine years on the fashion beat for GQ, Welch spearheaded the publication’s annual April “Style Bible” issue, its list of “The 20 Most Stylish Men Alive,” as well its new franchise “The GQ 100”—a ranking of the 100 best men’s stores in America. Laura McMullen is now a writer at NerdWallet. She was previously careers editor at U.S. News & World Report, where she managed the publication’s On Careers blog. Laura also wrote articles with career advice and managed social media. Prior to that, she was health reporter and project manager where she wrote hundreds of articles for the Health & Wellness section. Mashable has named Isabelle Chapman its new associate tech editor, focusing on Snapchat Discover. A graduate of Columbia Journalism School, she most recently served as associate editor at AOL. Chapman also previously worked as editorial fellow at AOL, senior editor at NKD Magazine and reporter at The Aspen Times. Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move: The Cut editorial director Stella Bugbee has announced that Rebecca Ramsey has been named style director at The Cut, and will coordinate fashion efforts both online and in The Cut section of New York magazine. Prior to joining New York, she worked at W magazine for five years, and on the design team at clothing retailer Gap. Will Welch has been named editor-in-chief of GQ Style. The announcement comes amid plans to expand GQ Style from a bi-annual print edition to a quarterly magazine, as well as expanding its digital footprint. Univision Digital, the digital division of Univision Communications, Inc. (UCI) has announced that Hilda García has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president, Digital Local Media. Before joining Univision Digital, García was VP of Multimedia Content and Community Development for Entravision Communications Corporation. Prior to joining GQ, Welch spent four years at the music, fashion, and lifestyle magazine The FADER, where he was deputy editor. Welch graduated from Columbia University and now lives in New York City. O, the Oprah Magazine managing editor Adam Bell has been named managing editor and director of editorial partnerships. The announcement was made by the magazine’s editor in chief, Lucy Kaylin, and is effective immediately.
Facebook News https://twitter.com/TJMShow/status/1096397481028608001 Janet Jackson To Headline Tom Joyner Foundation’s 20th Fantastic Voyage Janet Jackson On Board For 20th Fantastic Voyage janet-jackson-headline-tom-joyner-foundations-20th-fantastic-voyage “I’m proud of a lot of things we’ve accomplished on the Tom Joyner Morning Show,” said Joyner, “but I think I’m most proud of all the students we’ve helped stay in school for the last 20 years, and our biggest fundraiser for HBCUs is the Fantastic Voyage cruise.”With 13 GRAMMY nominations, R&B/Gospel singer Charlie Wilson stands out among the previous nominees in the announcement. Others include Kem, Mase, MC Lyte, Sheila E., War, and Brian Courtney Wilson.Check out the full list, which includes emerging DJs and many more memorable artists such as Biz Markie, Midnight Star and the S.O.S. Band.Janet Jackson’s ‘Rhythm Nation 1814’: For The RecordRead more More GRAMMY winners cruising on the “party with a purpose” include Shirley Caesar, Maxwell and Smokie NorfulPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Feb 22, 2019 – 4:05 pm On April 7–14, the 20th cruise of the Tom Joyner Foundation’s Fantastic Voyage will ship off from Miami and tour the Caribbean with wide-ranging activities and an incredible array of musical performances planned. Headlined by Janet Jackson, the “party with a purpose” also includes Shirley Caesar, Fantasia, Maxwell, Chrisette Michele, Smokie Norful, and Fatman Scoop.In addition to concerts, enriching activities and fun, as well as Fantastic Voyage’s fundraising for historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), this year a Filmmaker’s Scholarship Program in partnership with Denny’s will spotlight the work of a half dozen HBCU creatives who’ve made movies on the reality of hunger at the community level. Through the years, the Tom Joyner Foundation has awarded more than a half million dollars in scholarships, also including support for K-12 students. Twitter Email
WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a list of FREE upcoming programs for adults, teens and kids at the Wilmington Memorial Library.Registration begins 30 days prior to the event. Please register online using our Calendar of Events at www.wilmlibrary.org or by calling (978) 694-2099 (for Adult) or (978) 694-2098 (for Children/Teen). Please note we request registration for programs that are marked *RR. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for funding support for library programs!Adult EventsUsed Puzzle PaloozaSaturday, March 30, 10 am – 12 pmNeed a new puzzle? Join us for our first-ever Used Puzzle Palooza and pick up some new-to-you puzzles. Great for experienced puzzlers or just thinking of giving puzzling a try. Limit of five puzzles, however number may change day of event based on donations. Puzzles are free although donations to the Friends of Wilmington Memorial Library will be happily accepted.Networkers—Headshots *RRMonday, March 25, 10 amIt’s time to get a professional headshot! Your online image is the first impression you will make and it speaks volumes about your brand. Photographer Lennie Malvone will take your photo and email you the results. Look online for tips as to what to wear. (limit 20)Creative Writing Skill Group *RRTuesday, March 26, 7 pmLearn and apply creative writing tips, tools, and techniques shared by published authors and other writing experts. Open to all who want to improve their creative writing skills and get their work published. Led by local writing enthusiast Barbara Alevras.Well Read Wednesday Book Group *RRWednesday, March 27, 10 amFeatured Book: Breathing Lessonsby Anne TylerThis book group will discuss contemporary books, both fiction and non-fiction, led by Library Director Tina Stewart. Please stop by the library to pick up a copy of the featured book.Unplug!—Paint + Sip *RRThursday, March 28, 7 pm (16+, limit 20, $15)Join us for a fun, engaging, and interactive Paint Night! Artist Raquel Palermo Kaplan will guide you through the steps of creating a floral-themed work of art. All materials will be provided and all skill levels are welcome. Sip a mocktail and chat with friends while you paint!Kids & Teen EventsDrop-In Baby TimesSaturday, March 23, 9:30 amBabies and their caregivers will enjoy this fun storytime that includes rhymes, songs, books, scarves, shakers, bubbles and more. Infants through 24 monthsStories and Sweets Drop InSaturday, March 23, 10:30 amStart your Saturday morning with great stories (and songs and rhymes) and a few sweet treats at this special family storytime. Ages 2-5 and one or more adults.Kids Kraft: Skittles Rainbow Pot of Gold *RRSaturday, March 23, 2 pmFind the edge of the rainbow as you make your own pot of gold! This craft is led by 3 Wilmington High School students. Grades 1-5PJ StorytimeMonday,March 25,6:30 pmWear your snuggly pajamas and bring your favorite teddy bear or blanket and enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and more! Ages 2-5 and one or more adultsCrafternoons: Unplug! DIY Sock Pugsheens *RRWednesday, March 27, 3:45pmUsing socks and felt sew yourself the cutest, quietest, and squishiest plush pet ever! Grades 4-8Read to PrinceWednesday, March 27, 5-6:30 pmCome meet and read to Prince, a beautiful Golden Retriever who loves to listen to kids read! Sign up for one 15 minute session per reader.Music and More with Bernadette Baird *RRWednesday, March 27, 6:30 pmBernadette Baird presents music and movement for toddlers and young children through age three. Sing, play musical instruments and dance. Ages 1-3Kindergarten Book Club *RRThursday, March 28, 3:45This book club is for Kindergarteners who miss storytime or those who love to be read to. We will read and discuss a few books together, then do a fun activity. KindergartenDrop-In Storytime Friday, March 29, 10 amDrop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft! Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first-served basis. Ages 2-5 and one or more adultsBook Buddies *RRSession 2: Fridays, March 29, April 5 &12, 3:45This fun literacy program pairs kids with teen volunteers for one-on-one reading fun. In this three-week program, kids can practice reading or be read to, receive one-on-one attention from a trained teen, share a snack, and do a fun activity. Teens in grades 9-12 can register at the library or online for one or both sessions to earn up to 10 community service hours. Ages 4+(NOTE: These weekly listings are submitted by the Wilmington Memorial Library.)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? 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Samsung’s hot selling device Galaxy S4 is expected to cross 80 million in sales this year, according to RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Sue.The smartphone which has already crossed the magic figure of 10 million since its launch in April is expected to hit 20 million in the second quarter of its sales, and keeping to the current sales record is expected to reach 80 million. The prediction is based on the current selling pace of Galaxy S4. Sue compared the shipments of Galaxy S4 with Galaxy S3.”Galaxy S-4 demand in the first month of availability has been incrementally better than our estimate of 10M units,” BGR reported Sue as saying.”In comparison, the S-III took nearly 2 months (50 days) to achieve the 10M units mark. Our broad-based channel checks at U.S. stores indicate that demand for the 16G S-4 devices remains strong with 32G Black devices mostly sold-out and 32G White devices yet to make it to the stores.”The Galaxy S4 smartphone which was unveiled at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, on 14 March had a worldwide release on 26 April. Among its specifications are a 4.99-inch 1920×1080 pixel Super AMOLED display with 441 ppi, Android v4.2.2 OS Jelly Bean, 13.0-megapixel primary camera, 2.0-megapixel pixel front-facing camera and 1.6GHz octa-core processor or 1.9GHz quad-core processor. It also comes with new features such as Smart Scroll, Smart Pause, Samsung WatchON and S Voice Drive.Samsung recently announced that it has sold 10 million units of the smartphone in less than a month.During the announcement of Samsung’s new milestone, JK Shin, CEO and President of the IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics had said, “On behalf of Samsung, I would like to thank the millions of customers around the world who have chosen the Samsung GALAXY S4. At Samsung we’ll continue to pursue innovation inspired by and for people.”
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the blasts which rocked Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Over 320 people were killed and over 550 people were injured in the attack at churches and hotels.Claiming responsibility for the bombings via its Amaq news portal, ISIS said the blasts were in retaliation to firing at two mosques in New Zealand which led to the death of 50 Muslims.The message was aired on Amaq’s channel on Telegram app, reports News.com. The video, which is suspected to be from Al Guraba Media, relayed the message from ISIS – “This bloody day is our reward to you.”The Sri Lankan government had first placed the blame on local religious group National Thowheed Jamaath. However, intelligence officials felt that the group, which could not completely deface a Buddhist statue, would not be able to carry out a mission on such a large scale. According to TOI, they felt that the NJT would have done this with external help.One of the reasons many believe that the men – Abu Ubaida, Abul Barra, Abul Mukhtar – were part of the mission is because the images were released by pro-ISIS news channels. Another reason is that one of the men, Abu Ubaida, is also known as Zahran Hashin, who is said to be an operative for NTJ.The blasts occurred on April 21, which also happened to be Easter. Churches targetted were St Sebastian’s in Negombo on the West coast of Sri Lanka, a church in Batticaloa and St Anthony’s church in Colombo.Five-star hotels in the country were also targetted. They were the Shangri-La, the Cinnamon Grand, and the Kindbury.
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.
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.
Listen This past spring, a slew of top administrators decided to leave or retire from the Houston Independent School District, including the chief of staff and deputy superintendent.News 88.7 obtained exit interviews with about a dozen of those former employees, who describe a culture of fear, “nasty politics,” and retaliation.The state conservator, Doris Delaney, who monitors Houston’s most troubled schools, interviewed half of the administrators and principals who’ve left between January and June 2018. Their tenure ranged from just under a year to over three decades.Their reasons for leaving? They cited a lack of trust, concern about the district’s future and instability and negativity from the school board. Some former employees made comments like “I pray, literally, the Board will be taken over” and “Will TEA please step in and take over.” 00:00 /00:57 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share HISD has been under pressure by the Texas Education Agency, or TEA, to improve chronically low-performing schools or face a potential state-appointed board of managers.More than half of the outgoing employees said that they were either unsure or would not recommend Houston ISD to prospective employees.“Just reading through these responses, the feeling is that people feel almost a sense of betrayal,” said Jon Taylor, who teaches political science at the University of St Thomas. Taylor said that the exit interviews reveal deep dysfunction.“They talk about things such as their voices not being heard, about toxicity of the administration, about the turnover of administration, particularly at the highest levels,” Taylor said.“There’s a gallows humor that’s in play, there’s a culture of fear, there’s a fear of not only losing their job, but of retaliation and demotion, a fear that you have a leadership group at the very top — the superintendent and the board — who are detached from the realities of the district.”The Houston Independent School District declined to comment on the exit interviews.
By The Associated PressA Maryland police department has released hours of body camera footage showing an arrest involving a White officer who used a racial slur while talking to a group of Black men.The incident outside a Silver Spring McDonald’s in May sparked controversy when the officer’s use of the word was livestreamed on Instagram. Local leaders sought the release of unedited body camera video.Police body camera. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)WRC-TV reports at least one of the men can be heard using the word in the video released July 12, and the officer says she was echoing him.Acting Police Chief Marcus Jones criticized the language and said officers are getting retrained on professional conduct. But he says the incident wasn’t racial profiling.Four men were cited for trespassing, and two were cited for marijuana possession.___Information from: WTOP-FM, http://www.wtop.com
Two high-ranking Facebook execs — chief product officer Chris Cox and Chris Daniels, who has run the WhatsApp messaging product — are leaving the company.CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the changes in a memo to employees, which Facebook shared in its news blog.The departures come after Zuckerberg last week outlined a new privacy vision for Facebook, setting plans for private communications on the company’s apps to be fully encrypted — and for user content and messages to self-destruct after a certain period of time.Cox (pictured above) joined Facebook in 2005 as a software engineer and helped build the first versions of key Facebook features, including News Feed. In 2008 he became Facebook’s first VP of product, where he built the initial product management and design teams, before being promoted to chief product officer in 2014 where he has overseen all of the company’s apps: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger. In addition, Fidji Simo, previously head of video for Facebook, will be the new head of the Facebook app to take over for Cathcart. Simo, who joined the company in 2011 from eBay, had been in charge of video, games and monetization at Facebook, managing a team of more than 600 product managers and engineers.Facebook hasn’t announced a new head of video to replace Simo. “She has played key roles in building many aspects of the Facebook app, including leading our work on video and advertising,” Zuckerberg wrote. He added that Simo has already led the team for much of 2018 while Cathcart was out on parental leave, and “she is the clear person to lead these efforts going forward.”“While it is sad to lose such great people, this also creates opportunities for more great leaders who are energized about the path ahead to take on new and bigger roles,” Zuckerberg wrote. “For a few years, Chris has been discussing with me his desire to do something else,” Zuckerberg wrote in the memo. “At this point, we have made real progress on many issues and we have a clear plan for our apps, centered around making private messaging, stories and groups the foundation of the experience, including enabling encryption and interoperability across our services. As we embark on this next major chapter, Chris has decided now is the time to step back from leading these teams.”In a farewell note Cox posted on Facebook, he said in part that the company’s shift to “a modern communications platform that balances expression, safety, security, and privacy” will be “a big project and we will need leaders who are excited to see the new direction through.”In what is likely pure coincidence, Facebook’s products suffered record outages and access problems for many users across its suite of apps, including Facebook and Instagram, over a 24-hour period starting Wednesday around noon ET.Zuckerberg said he doesn’t plan to immediately tap a replacement for Cox. Instead, the heads of each of the products (Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp) report directly to Zuckerberg.Facebook’s apps strategy has been led jointly by Cox and Javier Olivan, VP of growth, who has been responsible for all of the central product services that work across apps, including safety and integrity, analytics, growth, and ads. Olivan will take on a new role to identify “where our apps should be more integrated,” according to Zuckerberg.With Daniels also exiting the company — less than a year after Zuckerberg moved the former business development exec from running Facebook’s Internet.org initiative — the new head of WhatsApp is Will Cathcart, who previously has been in charge of running the Facebook app.According to Zuckerberg, Cathcart “led our shift to focusing on meaningful social interactions and has significantly improved the performance and reliability of the app.” In addition, the CEO noted, Cathcart “believes deeply in providing end-to-end encryption to everyone in the world across our services.” Popular on Variety ×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
Popular on Variety Rotten Tomatoes Adds 600 Critics After Initiative to Increase Inclusion ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Outsells ‘Infinity War’ in Fandango Presales Rotten Tomatoes is dramatically changing its Audience Score methodology for movies: The site’s standard user rating will now reflect only moviegoers who can prove they’ve bought a ticket to see it in a theater.It’s another troll-fighting move by Rotten Tomatoes, designed to curb coordinated “review bombs” aimed at pushing down the Audience Score for films that certain bad-faith actors dislike. In February, the site disabled user comments prior to a movie’s release and changed the “Want to See” rating from a percentage score (which had been subject to tampering by trolls) to show the raw number of Rotten Tomato moviegoers who said they intend to see the movie.But it’s also a way for Fandango, which owns Rotten Tomatoes, to drive more ticket sales — initially, the only way users can have their ratings count toward the Audience Score will be through a Fandango purchase. Even with the change, Rotten Tomatoes will continue to allow all visitors to rate and review movies regardless of whether or not they are confirmed ticket purchasers. In addition, users will have an option to see the “all audience” score for a given movie, which incorporates all user ratings (the way Rotten Tomatoes has previously displayed the Audience Score). User-submitted reviews — both verified and unverified — will still be listed on the site, with those that are verified marked with a “verified” badge.The way Rotten Tomatoes calculates the Audience Score using ratings from verified ticket buyers will be the same: The score is the percentage of all users who have given it a star rating of 3.5 or higher (out of five stars).Rotten Tomatoes’ Audience Scores for TV shows will remain unchanged, for now, so they’ll continue to incorporate all ratings from the site’s registered users.With the Tomatometer system, Fandango has responded to criticism that Rotten Tomatoes needed to widen the pool of movie and TV reviewers used for the scores. Last August, Rotten Tomatoes added 200 new critics after expanding the criteria for inclusion, particularly to reflect women and underrepresented voices, and has since added more than 500 new Tomatometer-approved critics and publications. In all, Rotten Tomatoes tracks about 4,500 critics.Meanwhile, in another change, Fandango said Rotten Tomatoes will begin powering the fan rating system on Fandango site and mobile apps, replacing the movie-ticketing service’s previous five-star fan rating. Once their ticket purchases are confirmed through their Fandango user account, Fandango ticket buyers’ ratings and reviews will now count toward the Verified Audience Score displayed on Fandango and Rotten Tomatoes, as well as on other platforms that syndicate Rotten Tomatoes scores. Asked if the change to Rotten Tomatoes’ Audience Score system was really about selling more tickets through Fandango, chief marketing officer Lori Pantel responded, “Absolutely not. We’re open to any partner that wants to come on board.” She said decision for the change came out of research the company conducted over the last year showing that Rotten Tomatoes users “want more transparency.”As for why Fandango is making the change to Rotten Tomatoes movie Audience Scores now — instead of waiting until more exhibitor partners are integrated — Pantel said, “It’s about scale and expediency as we kick off the summer season of movies.”Rotten Tomatoes’ change also means the primary movie Audience Score ratings will be computed only from authenticated ticket-buyers in the U.S., at least out of the gate. Fandango says it’s the latest step to “modernize” Rotten Tomatoes, ever since NBCUniversal’s Fandango acquired the reviews-aggregation site in 2016 from Warner Bros., which retains a 25% stake in Rotten Tomatoes.Over the span of Rotten Tomatoes’ two-decade history it has mainly focused on Tomatometer, its aggregated score of critic ratings. Fandango now sees the opportunity to “increase confidence in the Audience Score,” said Greg Ferris, the company’s VP of product.“We think this provides more information, more transparency and more consumer confidence around the score itself,” Ferris said, adding, “The byproduct of dissuading bad actors from influencing fan sentiment is certainly part of this.”Movies opening Friday, May 24, that are subject to Rotten Tomatoes’ new Audience Rating system include Disney’s live-action “Aladdin,” Olivia Wilde-directed comedy “Booksmart” and Sony Pictures Entertainment’s superhero thriller “Brightburn.” All new releases going forward will be subject to the same requirement that users confirm a ticket purchase before their ratings count toward the displayed Audience Score; Fandango said viewer scores for previous movies won’t change. 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The team proposes two main scientific goals for JWST when it comes to observing these moons. The first task would be completing the infrared survey of major satellites. The second goal is geology-related and described as “monitoring surface changes of active satellites.” The researchers presented their proposal in a paper published on the arXiv.”The James Webb Space Telescope will allow observations with a unique combination of spectral, spatial, and temporal resolution for the study of outer planet satellites within our solar system. We highlight the infrared spectroscopy of icy moons and temporal changes on geologically active satellites as two particularly valuable avenues of scientific inquiry,” the scientists wrote in the paper.JWST will be equipped in four scientific instruments: the Near InfraRed Camera (NIRCam), the Near InfraRed Spectrograph (NIRSpec), the Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) and the Fine Guidance Sensor/Near Infrared Imager and Slitless Spectrograph (FGS/NIRISS).These instruments provide a unique opportunity to obtain high spectral resolution infrared spectra from planetary satellites in wavelength regions that cannot be observed from Earth. JWST’s results could complement observations of outer solar system moons conducted by Voyager and Cassini missions.The scientists hope that the telescope’s key scientific contribution could be determining the compositions of giant gas planets’ irregular satellites. They note that even at very low spatial resolution, near-infrared spectroscopy is sensitive to H2O and other ices, as well as silicates and spectral slopes characteristic of complex organic “tholins” (heteropolymer molecules formed by solar ultraviolet irradiation of simple organic compounds such as methane or ethane).”JWST has the sensitivity to provide unique compositional data on irregular satellites. For example, in the one to 2.5 micron region of the near-infrared, amorphous vs. crystalline surface composition of icy bodies could be surveyed extensively using JWST NIRSpec,” the paper reads.Irregular satellites are important sources of dust in the giant planet systems. Dust orbits evolve under effects of radiation pressure and solar tides. By linking the sizes, densities, and albedos of dust particles to the source satellite surface compositions, JWST could offer new insights into the role of these satellites in the production of dust particles. More information: Observing Outer Planet Satellites (except Titan) with JWST: Science Justification and Observational Requirements, arXiv:1511.03735 [astro-ph.EP] arxiv.org/abs/1511.03735AbstractThe James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will allow observations with a unique combination of spectral, spatial, and temporal resolution for the study of outer planet satellites within our Solar System. We highlight the infrared spectroscopy of icy moons and temporal changes on geologically active satellites as two particularly valuable avenues of scientific inquiry. While some care must be taken to avoid saturation issues, JWST has observation modes that should provide excellent infrared data for such studies. Explore further © 2015 Phys.org How Hubble’s successor will give us a glimpse into the very first galaxies Citation: Scientists plan to observe outer solar system moons using JWST (2015, November 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-11-scientists-outer-solar-moons-jwst.html The rendering of the James Webb Space Telescope in space. Image credit: Northrop Grumman. Journal information: arXiv The observations of geologic activity of the outer solar system moons, described by Kestay and his colleagues as the second main goal for JWST could also bring remarkable scientific results. The telescope will be able to detect changes on the surface that are indicative of temporal variations in composition and temperature.Many of the outer planet satellites are remarkably active. For instance, Jupiter’s moon Io, Neptune’s largest moon Triton, and Enceladus, Saturn’s icy satellite, have active eruptions. The recent suggestion of active plumes above Europa, orbiting Jupiter, is especially exciting because it may provide samples from a habitable environment that is otherwise extremely challenging to access.The scientists believe that the best moon for these observations would be Io. They note that JWST could observe significant surface changes on this satellite where volcanic activity is very high.”The observations every six months that JWST can make of the Jovian system is very well suited for monitoring the creation and fading of colorful plume deposits on Io which typically happen on a timescales of several months and have diameters of many hundreds of kilometers,” the researchers wrote.They are convinced that JWST observations could also resolve other scientific problems related to Io, such as the eruption temperature of its lavas and the uncertainty about the composition and state of its mantle. This could be crucial to our understanding of how tidal heating works in the Jovian system.The researchers conclude that these two types of JWST observations will enable compelling science of outer solar system moons. They present the telescope as an important tool for studying planetary satellites, underlining that the road to understanding the origins of the universe leads through the observations of our outer solar system. Finally, they encourage the scientific community to use their paper to formulate more specific observation plans. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), often touted as Hubble’s successor, is slated to be launched in 2018 to study every phase of cosmic history, mainly by observing the most distant objects in the universe. The telescope will also be useful for investigating extrasolar planetary systems as well as planets within our solar system. Now, a team of researchers led by Laszlo Kestay, the director of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Astrogeology Science Center, has laid out its plan to use the telescope’s capabilities to better understand our planetary neighborhood by putting emphasis on outer solar system moons and their geology.
Abiding by Gandhiji’s message of peace and the importance of sensitising young minds to it, the college chose the fest theme as the exuberant Colours of Peace. The chief guest of the event was renowned film actor and Padma Bhushan awardee Sharmila Tagore; guests of honour were film director Anusha Rizvi, and film actor Naseer Abdullah. Speaking on the occasion, chief guest Sharmila Tagore gave an inspirational speech on peace and on the spirit of democracy. She talked about how peace is a continuous process, and a pursuit which one should never abandon. She quoted from Pablo Neruda’s Prayers for the Earth emphasising how important it is to sustain the fabric of democracy, secularism and freedom. Her address was followed by Naseer Abdullah’s heartfelt rendition of KL Saigal’s Suno Suno Aye Krishna Kala. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The spirit of the fest came alive with cultural performances by the college students. The music society of the college sang a mesmerizing sufi song which was equally matched by the song sung by the western music society girls. A classical dance rendition of Kalidasa’s Ritusamhara performed by the Indian classical dance society, Nupur, captivated the audience, making them experience the joy of different seasons and exuberance of life. The show stopper was a scintillating performance by the Nritya, dance society students, on the famous Hindi film songs of Sharmila Tagore. She was highly impressed by the performance and thanked the entire college for such a heartfelt tribute. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixParticipated by students across all DU colleges, the fest included various competitions ranging from Euphonie-Western music competition, Question and answer quiz show, Sanskrit recitation to Footloose-dance competition. The second day too continued with much excitement and immense participation from various colleges. The events of the day were Jabberwocky- Turncoat Debate, Bardoratory- Soliloquies in Shakespeare’s Plays, Create from Waste and many more. Live performance by Stereo Nation aka Taz thrilled and mesmerized the crowd.