England can be proud – Drogba

first_imgDidier Drogba has told England to be proud of themselves.Former Chelsea striker has urged Gareth Southgate and the England team to be proud of their achievements at this year’s summer World Cup in Russia.England will be competing for third-place against Belgium on Saturday after they were defeated by Croatia in their semi-final clash on Wednesday.But Drogba who is working as a pundit for one of the British broadcasters believes England should be proud of their performance at the tournament.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“I think the country can be proud of their achievement, this young generation have done a very good job. Of course it’s disappointing to get this close and fall short but they can look forward with hope.” Drogba said, according to  Sky Sports.“I was impressed with fans and the fantastic atmosphere they created all through the tournament. I’m also glad that Young players like Loftus-cheek and Rashford were able to play at the World Cup.Drogba played in three World Cups for the Ivory Coast which including his last one in Brazil.last_img read more

Matteo Politano cant wait for his first Derby

first_imgInter winger Matteo Politano “can’t wait” for his first Derby della Madonnina in an Inter jersey.He states that one can breathe the derby in the air.” The match will kick off on Sunday at 19.45 UK time and Politano has this following to say:“I am really excited and can’t wait for Sunday to come,” the former Sassuolo winger told Inter TV via Football Italia.Prade revealed Fiorentina wanted to sign Suso and Politano Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 The Fiorentina sporting director explained what players his team wanted to acquire but couldn’t, including Suso from AC Milan and Matteo Politano.“You can breathe the derby in the air. I’m so proud and am so fired up to get on that pitch. We’re coming off a good period of form and so are Milan. I expect a balanced game, but as with all derbies, there’s never a favourite.“Our fans are exceptional, they always pack the stadium and we are proud to represent all those people. We hope to make them proud of us in return on Sunday.”It could be tough set of games coming up for Inter, as they will face Barcelona in the Champions League and Lazio in Serie A.last_img read more

Lazios director calls for teams change in mentality

first_imgLazio director of sports Igli Tare urged his side to claim a win in their clash against Eintracht Frankfurt in the bid to boost their confidence.Simone Inzaghi’s men have struggled to maintain a consistent run of form and have found it difficult to win games on the local scene.“This game certainly is important, for the victory we haven’t had in a while and to rediscover our confidence,” the director told Football Italia.“We decided to make many changes ahead of Monday’s match with Atalanta, but we still want to put in a good performance and end the group stage on a high.“If I knew what the problem was, I wouldn’t be here! We are missing a great deal in terms of mentality and must realise that at a certain level we’ve got to be there mentally for the whole game. Our approach to the last few matches was not appreciated.Inzaghi admits Milinkovic-Savic could leave Lazio Obinna Echi – July 28, 2019 Simone Inzaghi admits Manchester United target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic could leave Lazio amid reports.  Reports are rife in England that Manchester United are close to a…“We must try to dominate from the start, so our reaction in the second half isn’t good enough. We don’t need alibis, as we must try to play every game to the best of our abilities and go for the win.“Last season should’ve taught us a lesson, as we missed out on the Champions League by one point.”Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has been criticised in the media and even fans turned against him with an offensive banner.“He has been working hard, the statistics show he ran over 13km on Saturday. He is missing a goal, some decisive moment that can increase his confidence.“He is still 23 years old and has to understand how to handle situations. He’ll emerge eventually, we just need to leave him be.”last_img read more

Valverde expects Madrid to challenge until the end

first_imgBarcelona Coach Ernesto Valverde says Real Madrid are still in contention for the title despite their position on the LaLiga table. Valverde believes Real Madrid will be a major threat until the final game of the season even as they are seven points behind the league leaders. “We consider Real Madrid a candidate for the title for the rest of the season,” he told a news conference via FourFourTwo.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“I know that the differences seem great, but are not, just seven points. They are one of our rivals.”Barcelona will be heading to Getafe on Sunday while Real Madrid will host Real Sociedad in an encounter which will further define their position in the LaLiga. A win could push them closer to Barcelona if the Catalan club draws or loses to Getafe.last_img read more

Tampa Leaders Look to Expand Tanker Mission at MacDill AFB

first_imgTampa leaders are working to bring KC-135 Stratotankers displaced from installations that receive the Air Force’s next generation aerial tanker to MacDill Air Force Base in an effort to demonstrate the base has the capacity to handle more aircraft.MacDill, which currently has 16 KC-135s, was passed over in 2013 to become one of the first bases to receive the KC-46A Pegasus. That competition would have brought 36 jets to MacDill, and local officials want to show that the base can support a greater number of aircraft, reported the Tampa Tribune.With MacDill already slated to receive eight additional tankers starting in 2017, base supporters are pushing to obtain 12 more. They are targeting the four bases in the running to host the first Reserve-led KC-46A unit — Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.; Seymour-Johnson AFB, N.C.; Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass.; and Grissom ARB, Ind. Additional KC-135s should become available from the installations that receive the newer aircraft.“When these bases get the KC-46, we want the KC-135s to continue to come here,” said Chip Diehl, a former MacDill base commander who now serves as vice president of the Tampa Bay Defense Alliance.Air Force officials, however, say no decision have yet been made about relocating the Eisenhower-era tankers.The area’s congressional delegation is spearheading the effort to show that MacDill has the operational and logistical capacity to accommodate more aircraft.“Our ‘MacDill Means Mobility’ campaign will not stop there and will advocate for KC-46s to be assigned to MacDill in future years,” said a spokeswoman for Rep. Kathy Castor (D). Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT 3 Wilmington Students Named To Deans List At Regis College

first_imgWESTON, MA  — Regis College is pleased to announce that the following Wilmington students are among the 519 students that have made the Dean’s List for academic achievement for the 2019 spring semester:Siobhan Collins (Class of 2019)Janenne McCoy (Class of 2019)Kylie Paolillo (Class of 2022)To be eligible for the Dean’s List as a senior, junior or sophomore at Regis, a student must have a semester grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.50. For first-year students, a semester GPA of at least 3.25 must be attained.“I am very pleased to see so many of our students excelling across the university,” said university President Antoinette Hays, PhD, RN. “The dean’s list and the diversity of academic disciplines speak to a dedicated student body and to a faculty that promotes intellectual curiosity and achievement.”About Regis CollegeRegis is a leading Catholic coed university in greater Boston with nearly 3,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in the arts, sciences and health professions devoted to engage, serve and advance in a global community. With a strategic graduate focus on health care, Regis was recently named a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League of Nursing for the third time. The intergenerational Weston campus includes a Children’s Center, named 2017 Program of the Year by the National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers, and a Lifelong Learning program (LLARC) for senior adults with a passion for learning. Regis sponsors 20 athletic teams within the Great Northeast Athletic Conference at the NCAA Division III level. Regis North, a satellite campus in Lawrence, Mass., offers public health and marketing and communications bachelor degree completion programs. Visit Regis at regiscollege.edu.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Regis College.)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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 5 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Regis CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 6 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Regis CollegeIn “Education”5 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Regis CollegeIn “Education”last_img read more

Indians again top the chart of foreign investors in Dubai property

first_imgDubaiReutersIndians again topped the list of foreign investors in property  in the Emirates as they bought property worth Rs 42,000 crore in Dubai from January 2016 to June 2017, according to data released by the Dubai Land Department (DLD).The data from the DLD show a jump of Rs 12,000 crore from 2014, when the department recorded Indian buyers investing Rs 30,000 crore that year, the Times of India reported.”For years, Indians have consistently been the most prolific non-GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) buyers of Dubai real estate. From January 2016 to June 2017, they bought property worth more than Rs 42,000 crore in the emirate,” said a statement from Dubai Property Show.Also, apartments were the most preferred property type, with 33 percent share in properties bought. The next top pick was villas at 17 percent. Commercial property stood at 9 percent and lands stood at 6 percent. About 35 percent were not decided when answering the survey questions.According to a report by international property consultant Knight Frank, Indian homebuyers have from 2012 to 2017 seen an overall return of 49.3 percent, the highest in the world.Dubai is one of the most affordable property destinations around, and the strengthening of the Indian currency further pushed the investors to buy more.”The UAE’s safe haven status, stable economic growth and bottomed out prices have been the key factors for attracting Indian realty investments in Dubai. In addition, many Indians find Dubai as their base for business between India and the wider Europe and Middle East,” said Dawood Al Shezawi, CEO, Strategic Marketing & Exhibitions — organiser of the International Property Show in Dubai.Dubai is one of the favourite destinations for the Indians for other reasons as well, like high capital gains, great return on investment, a tax-free environment, and more transparent deals.”The profits on properties in Dubai in the form of rents and resale are high. The Dubai realty market has everything on offer — from high-end luxury to affordable housing, making it a perfect destination for Indian investments. This year’s edition of International Property Show will have some of the best properties on offer, allowing serious Indian buyers to make deals and agreements right at the show,” added Al Shezawi.However, while property prices in Dubai have been attractive for the last few years, prices in London have also plunged after Britain voted to leave the European Union, making London another attractive and realistic market for high-end Indian investors. London PropertyReutersAccording to Parth Mehta, managing director of Paradigm Realty, global investments will skyrocket in 2017 due to the interest of Indian investors and the fundamentals of Dubai and London’s property markets.”With steady growth, the real estate market will pervade every sphere of economic activity. Moreover, friendly bilateral policies and an influx of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) will boost business sentiments,” said Mehta.Reports had suggested in August that Indians are now the second-largest prime Central London Property buyers after overtaking Middle East purchasers driven by a fall in the Gulf investors’ demand due to economic and political uncertainty and a weakening pound in Britain.last_img read more

RMG owners asked to pay Eid bonus arrears by 28 Aug

first_imgAsaduzzaman KhanHome Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Sunday urged readymade garment (RMG) factory owners to pay Eid bonuses and arrears of the workers before 28 August.“The owners have been asked to fix a date after discussion with the workers to clear all their dues,” the minister said while briefing reporters at his office on overall law and order situation during Eid-ul-Azha holidays.He also asked garment owners to announce Eid holidays in phases from 28 August.Asaduzzaman said the government has taken special measures to ensure security at Eid congregations across the country.He further said plying of trucks and long vehicles on highways have been banned three days before Eid to ensure the easy movement of vehicles carrying home-bound people and avoid long tailback on the highways.However, trucks carrying emergency medicines, emergency foods and exported goods will remain out of the restriction, the minister added.He said the movement of sand-laden vessels on river routes will also remain suspended during the Eid period.Security will be ensured on highways, railways and river routes so that Eid holidaymakers can go home safely, said the minister adding that special measures have also been taken to prevent extortion from cattle-laden vehicles.The minister also ordered the authorities concerned to take adequate measures so that no cattle market could be set up near highways.“Bus, train, launch carrying home-bound people will remain under the surveillance of security forces. Besides, 33 cattle markets under Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) will also remain under surveillance of CCTV cameras,” said Asaduzzaman.last_img read more

Thailand freezes ousted Yinglucks bank accounts

first_imgFormer Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra greets her supporters as she leaves the Supreme Court in Bangkok on July 21, 2017. AFPThai authorities have frozen seven bank accounts belonging to ex-premier Yingluck Shinawatra over a $1 billion fine she faces for her administration’s controversial rice subsidy scheme, her lawyer said Tuesday.The move is seen as unprecedented because it financially sanctions an elected leader for a government policy and it is the latest in a barrage of legal battles she has had to fight since she was booted from office.Thailand’s first female prime minister, whose government was toppled in a 2014 coup, is already facing up to a decade in jail for allegedly failing to stop graft in the subsidy programme that targeted her party’s rural farming base.She was also retroactively impeached soon after the coup, a move that banned her from politics for five years.Yingluck’s legal team had petitioned for an injunction against the $1 billion fine—which dwarfs the roughly $18 million she has in publicly declared assets.But the Finance Ministry said Monday it was moving ahead with the order and planned to seize at least 12 accounts belonging to the embattled politician as an initial measure.Yingluck’s lawyer confirmed Tuesday that at least seven accounts had now been locked.“Bangkok Bank notified us that seven of her bank accounts have been frozen and cannot carry out any transactions,” Noppadon Laowthong told AFP.Yingluck, whose supporters have accused the junta of launching a political witch-hunt against her since seizing power, turned to Twitter to insist on her innocence.“I am ready to prove my innocence and that I have not done anything wrong in my closing statement on 1 August,” she wrote in reference to the final stage of her criminal negligence trial over the rice scheme.The verdict in that trial is due to be announced on August 25.Analysts say the junta and its establishment allies are bent on crushing the political machine led by Yingluck and her billionaire brother Thaksin Shinawatra, who was also ousted in a 2006 coup.The siblings are beloved in Thailand’s poor northeast but loathed by Bangkok’s traditional elite, who keep knocking down their governments with coups and court rulings.Under Yingluck’s flagship rice-pledging scheme the government bought paddy at nearly twice the market rate.It cemented her popularity among many farmers but led to huge stockpiles of unsold rice and cost Thailand its spot as the world’s leading rice exporter.Critics blasted the scheme as the latest graft-riddled populist handout by the Shinawatra camp, which has won every national election since 2001.The junta claims the policy cost Thailand around $8 billion in lost revenue.The subsidy scheme helped galvanise elite-backed protests in Bangkok that paved the way for the 2014 coup.last_img read more

Sculpting tradition in modernity

first_imgHis inspirations from his predecessors have kindled in him the spark of creativity, where rootedness to living tradition acted as a point of departure, which has ultimately brought him to the creation of a series of sculptures under the title ‘The Babu, the Nayika and the Cat’ based on the urban-folk forms of the paintings famously known as ‘Kalighat Pat’developed in 19th century Calcutta around the temple of Kalighat. This series was first exhibited at the Indian Art Fair 2012 held in Delhi. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The bronze and fibre-glass sculptures displayed in the present show posit all the characteristic and visual philosophy of his works mentioned above.The lyrical lines, the rhythmic volume, the concentrated mass emerging out towards the dynamic outward surface from the still central core, creating the negative space through synchronization of positive volume, the rhythmic distortion of mythical figures from naturalistic conventions – all these aesthetic attributes of his works postulate his position as a modern and modernist sculptor emanating traditionally oriented contemporary values. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixApart from the bronzes of mythical and humanist subjects of his well known genre in this show there are six pieces of his Kalighat Pat based works, four of which are in coloured fibre glass and two in bronze.In developing these witty, humorous, lyrically rhythmic yet socially critical forms he has displayed a kind of post-modern values in the evaluation of a defunct tradition and using it to transpire some of the intrinsic features of contemporary life.last_img read more

Samsung Announces Artik a New Platform to Advance Its Open Internet of

first_img Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 4 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Samsung is obsessed with the Internet of Things (IoT). So much so, the South Korean tech giant says that by 2020, every Samsung digital device will be a connected one.To help push forward with that goal, and IoT in general, Samsung announced a trio of production-ready modules on Tuesday to be used in connected devices. Called Artik, they’ll be used in everything from wearable fitness devices to things like home servers and smart machines. They will be able to help entrepreneurs create IoT devices much faster than they would be able to do on their own, according to the company.“By leveraging Samsung’s high-volume manufacturing, advanced silicon process and packaging technologies, and extensive ecosystem, Artik allows developers to rapidly turn great ideas into market leading IoT products and applications,” Young Sohn, Samsung Electronics president and chief strategy officer, said today at the Internet of Things conference in San Francisco.Image credit: Emily PriceRelated: Out of the Loop on the Internet of Things? Here’s a Brief Guide.Often, IoT companies would custom-build the modules on their own by offering a solution like Artik, Samsung is essentially cutting out a step of the process and reducing the amount of time required to develop a high-tech connected device.Artik is an open platform, and while it will be used in some of Samsung’s consumer products it can be used by any company looking to create a connected device. The platform will be available in three different sizes — Artik 1, Artik 5, and Artik 10 — to fit a variety of different devices and use cases. It ships as a complete package with a processor and on-board memory, as well as integrated software and embedded hardware security technology.Samsung says the Artik 1 is the smallest IoT module form-factor available on the market, measuring just 12mm x 12mm, or about the size of a ladybug. The tiny chip connects via Bluetooth low-energy, and is designed to be used in things like smart bands and activity trackers. It packs a 250MHz dual-core processor, 9-axis motion sensor, and 4MB of flash memory.Related: IBM Says It Will Invest $3 Billion in ‘Internet of Things’ UnitImage credit: Emily PriceThe Artik 5 is about the size of a quarter and is designed to be used in things like drones and IP-based cameras. It has a 1GHz dual-core processor, 4GB flash memory, and has its own built-in video encoder and decoder. It can connect to your network via Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth. The Artik 10 measures about an inch tall and packs some of the same power you’d find in one of Samsung’s high-end smartphones, with a 1.3GHz octacore processor, 16GB of flash memory and an HD encoder and encoder. Samsung sees it being used in media hubs and home servers.The developer kit with the Artik 10 inside will be available starting today.IoT isn’t a new goal for Samsung. In August of last year it acquired smart home company SmartThings, and at the Consumer Electronics Show this January it made a commitment to connect at least 90 percent of Samsung devices by 2017, less than two years from now.“As an industry we must join together to use the power of IoT to address challenges posed by issues such as aging population demographics, water shortages, increasing traffic congestion, pollution and major health issues,” Sohn said. “We need to create powerful open platforms that will harness the information generated by IoT to develop new insights and new approaches to meet the challenges we face as a society.”Related: The Internet of Things Will Have Arrived When You Don’t Even Notice It’s There May 12, 2015last_img read more

IBM unveils worlds fastest supercomputer with AI capabilities Summit

first_imgWorld’s most powerful and smartest supercomputer, called Summit, has been revealed by IBM and Department of Energy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. It is capable of performing 200 quadrillion calculations each second, a speed called 200 petaflops which is almost as fast as 7.6 billion people on the planet doing 26 million calculations each second on a basic calculator. Summit was funded back in 2014. It was a part of $325 million Department of Energy program called Coral, but it took quite a few years to develop Summit. Summit is capable of delivering high speed with a new processor, quick storage capacity, internal communications, and a versatile design that can use Artificial Intelligence methods. This makes it quite expensive. Let’s have a look at the features that the Summit Supercomputer entails. Supercomputer and AI integration Dave Turek, vice president of high-performance computing and cognitive systems at IBM said that AI and high-performance computing are not different domains. The two are deeply interconnected to each other which is why Summit will be seen using AI methods for different purposes. Summit will mainly be used for AI development and machine learning. Apart from AI, Oak Ridge will be using Summit to carry out scientific research in subjects such as chemical formula designing, studying links between cancer and genes on a large scale, fusion energy investigation, universe research using astrophysics and simulation of changing Earth’s climate. Super Big Supercomputer Source: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Summit consists of 4,608 interconnected computer servers, housed in huge refrigerator-sized cabinets. It takes up an eighth of an acre, which, to put into perspective is the size of two tennis courts. Peak energy consumption of Summit is 15 megawatts which have the capacity to power more than 7,000 homes. Each server has two IBM Power9 chips at 3.1 GHz. Each chip has 22 cores running in parallel and six Nvidia Tesla V100 GPUs each. Each server consists of 1.6 terabytes of memory and data can be saved at 2.2 terabytes each second on a storage system of 250-petabyte which is 1000 times the storage capacity of a high-end laptop. Supercomputer performance measure Supercomputers’ performance is measured in terms of a benchmark called Linpack in the top 500 list and China’s Sunway TaihuLight grabs the highest Linpack score of 93 petaflops. But Turek feels that measuring the value of a machine based on a single figure of merit is not that accurate; rather a machine should be able to scale on real applications. This is IBM’s attempt to exascale in the future. With Summit, IBM is quite convinced that it can reach its goal to build a system capable of performing a quintillion calculations per second (five times that of Summit). Along with Summit, there is also work being done on a less powerful computer, Sierra. Both are scheduled to go online sometime this year. This will take U.S’s arsenal of supercomputers a step forward in terms of competition. Lately, the top spots have been held by other countries, but Summit can become the United States’ chance to stay ahead in the game by retaking the lead. Read Next PyCon US 2018 Highlights: Quantum computing, blockchains, and serverless rule! Quantum A.I. : An intelligent mix of Quantum+A.I. Q# 101: Getting to know the basics of Microsoft’s new quantum computing languagelast_img read more

Only 5G has the speed and low enough latency to su

first_imgOnly 5G has the speed and low enough latency to support 3D-holographs on a mobile network, according to Ericsson.The company has staged a number of trials using this volumetric display technology in recent months and claims that 3D holographic communication requires about four times as much data as a streamed 4K video.Ericsson says it sees the potential of 3D holographs in medical imaging, video conferencing and gaming, with the technology one example of the boundaries that mobile operators are starting to push using 5G technology.Ericsson recently partnered with Vodafone Germany to power a live holographic interview combining 5G and connected transport. It has run similar demos with Vodafone Ireland and Greek operator Cosmote.For more information on Ericsson’s trials, click here.last_img read more

Oil has taken investors for a ride lately Its no

first_imgOil has taken investors for a ride lately.It’s no secret that commodities are volatile. They experience booms and busts.In a downturn, commodity prices can fall through the floor. During a boom, they can soar.After falling for almost two straight years, oil began a new bull market earlier this year. But it hasn’t gone straight up over the last few months.Just take a look at the chart below. You can see that oil has made five big moves since June. Again, this isn’t unheard of…but there’s a particular reason oil’s been trading wildly as of late.• The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) isn’t working together…OPEC is a cartel of major oil-producing countries. It supplies about 40% of the world’s oil.For decades, OPEC set production limits to keep oil prices high. But it stopped doing that last December when it abandoned its production limit of 30 million barrels per day (bpd).Since then, it’s been every OPEC country for itself.Last month, Saudi Arabia, OPEC’s biggest producer, pumped a record amount of oil. Meanwhile, Iran and Iraq are in the process of ramping up production.In a way, pumping a lot of oil is good for these countries. It means they have more barrels of oil to sell. But OPEC is also flooding the global economy with oil. And that’s the main reason oil still trades for half of what it did two years ago.• OPEC made a deal to cut oil production on September 30…This helped the price of oil surge 20% in just four weeks.But OPEC didn’t actually make any cuts at this meeting. It plans to do that on November 30.There’s just one problem. Iraq, OPEC’s second-biggest producer, doesn’t want to cut production. As we explained in October, the entire agreement could fall apart if Iraq backs out.Concerns about the upcoming OPEC deal triggered oil’s most recent pullback.• Yesterday, investors got a reason to believe the OPEC deal will still happen…The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday:[T]he Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries reaffirmed its commitment to cutting output. OPEC Secretary-General Mohammed Barkindo said Monday that the cartel remains committed to the tentative accord the group reached in Algiers in September, and that Russia remains on board with the plan to limit output.Russia, the world’s biggest oil producer, is not part of OPEC. But, like many OPEC countries, Russia wants higher oil prices. That’s why it will join OPEC in Vienna on November 30. According to Bloomberg, Russia said it will freeze production for six months or longer “if OPEC reached an agreement first.”• The price of oil jumped 1.9% on the news…Still, we aren’t holding our breath for an OPEC deal.All year, OPEC’s been trying to either cap or cut its production. It’s done neither. Instead, it pumped a record amount of oil last month.Frankly, we’re not surprised OPEC can’t get on the same page. After all, these countries revolve around oil. If they produce less oil, their economies could have big problems.• No one knows what OPEC’s next move will be…If it cuts or even caps output, oil could rally.If it does nothing, the price of oil should stay where it’s at or head lower.In short, we don’t think you should make bets on what OPEC may or may not do. That’s basically speculation at this point.• But that doesn’t mean you should avoid oil stocks…Like it or not, the global economy still runs on oil. That tells us oil will eventually rebound.Also, many oil stocks are dirt-cheap today. Consider the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP), which tracks 60 U.S. oil companies. It’s trading 58% below its 2014 high…and that’s after rallying 51% since February.If you’re going to invest in oil stocks, stick with the strongest companies.We like companies with high-quality assets, strong balance sheets, and healthy profit margins.In March, Crisis Investing editor Nick Giambruno recommended a company that checks all these boxes. Before we tell you about this company, you need to understand something about Nick.He doesn’t invest like most investors.He doesn’t chase high-flying stocks. He likes to invest in industries and countries most investors won’t go near.According to Nick, this method can allow you to buy world-class businesses for bargain prices. Sometimes, you can even buy a dollar’s worth of assets for a dime or less. – The Saudis’ NEXT Big Move Could Tank the DollarThe Saudis are preparing for a major move, one bigger than the OPEC oil embargo of 1973. This time it has nothing to do with oil, but could turn the dollar to dust. And send gold surging to $5,000 and beyond. You have until December 31st to find out how to position yourself. Click here for the full story. Recommended Links ANNOUNCED: Switch To “World Money” Could Happen SoonerIf you’ve got any money at all in a U.S.-based savings account, please pay attention. On September 30, a brand-new kind of “world money” was released into the wild. Its purpose? Ultimately, it’s the currency that could replace the U.S. dollar. But now there’s been a NEW development… and it could dangerously accelerate this move out of the dollar. You need to take at least three protective steps before this happens. Find out what those steps are – and what this threat is – by clicking this link. • Earlier this year, the oil industry was one of the most hated markets on the planet…The price of oil was down more than 75% from its 2014 high. On February 11, the price of oil hit its lowest price since 2003.At the time, most investors wanted nothing to do with oil stocks…but Nick saw an opportunity.A month later, he recommended an oil stock to his readers. It was a bold investment…but it’s paid off.Nick’s oil stock is up 24% since March. You can see it’s also done well despite oil’s recent pullback.• Nick says this oil company has actually emerged from the oil downturn stronger…Nick explains:It’s no surprise at all that shares have remained resilient.This company’s focus during the oil downturn has been to increase efficiencies so that it can thrive in periods of low oil prices. This includes well completion technology, precision targeting, and cost reductions.According to Nick, these efforts have paid off big time:The company recently announced that it had increased the resource potential in its “premium locations” by over 75%. These are areas where it can earn at least a 30% rate of return at a $40/barrel oil price. At current drilling rates, that’s enough resources in premium locations to last the company more than a decade.In an industry that is struggling to survive, this company is a clear standout. It’s the best equipped to not only survive a prolonged period of lower oil prices, but deliver enormous profits when oil prices inevitably rebound.• Nick isn’t just making money for his readers in the beaten-down oil industry…His readers are also up 74% on a Ukrainian agricultural operator that he recommended in July.And they’re up 19% on an African beer and beverage company he recommended in April.You can learn more about these companies and Nick’s other crisis investments by signing up for Crisis Investing. But, before you do, check out this short presentation.This video explains why crisis investing is one of the most powerful ways to build wealth. As you’ll see, legendary investors John Templeton, Warren Buffett, and Casey Research founder Doug Casey used this same approach to build their fortunes.Click here to watch this FREE 15-minute video.How to Make a Fortune as $300 Billion in Corporate Debt ExplodesEditor’s note: Central bankers have gone off the rails trying to stimulate the global economy.They’ve cut interest rates more than 670 times and “printed” more than $12 trillion since 2008.These stimulus measures haven’t helped the economy. But they did encourage Corporate America to borrow giant sums of money. According to many key measures, corporate leverage is now dangerously high.Our friend Porter Stansberry, founder of Stansberry Research, thinks this is all going to end very badly. Most people won’t prepare for this. They’ll take heavy losses. But Porter and his team have put together a blockbuster trade that could turn this coming crisis into a huge money-making opportunity.A few shrewd investors made a similar trade during the last housing bubble. When housing prices crashed, they made billions. Porter says we’re looking at the same kind of opportunity right now.He explains why in the essay below. This essay originally ran on September 30, 2016, in The Stansberry Digest.From Porter Stansberry, founder, Stansberry Research***Recently, I told you a little about what I believe is the biggest and most important opportunity I’ve ever seen in my entire 20-year career.If you haven’t noticed, a historic mania has developed in the world’s bond markets. Central banks have pushed so much new money into bonds (in an effort to manipulate interest rates lower) that corporate bonds have begun trading with negative yields, meaning that corporations are now being paid to borrow.This, as you might realize, makes absolutely no sense. Sooner or later, it’s going to cause catastrophic problems with the world economy – perhaps even the collapse of the entire financial system.I hope you’ll print out today’s Digest, read it carefully, and continue to monitor a few of the data points I’ll detail below. What I’ve written here is a guide to understanding how this incredible global mania will end… and when.I’m also including a detailed description of what I’m calling the “Big Trade.” It’s a relatively simple way individual investors can create synthetic credit default swaps (CDS) on a few dozen of the world’s weakest corporate credits. Remember, CDS were the instruments that a few investors used to make billions of dollars when the mortgage bubble burst almost 10 years ago. And I think we’ll soon have another chance at those types of profits.***This morning, the European banking system moved one step closer to the brink…One of Europe’s largest banks, Deutsche Bank, is teetering on disaster… And German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the country won’t provide a bailout. Meanwhile, Deutsche’s CEO John Cryan is blaming “speculators” – not shoddy lending and a stagnant economy – for the bank’s woes. He’s trying to reassure the bank’s 100,000 employees that Deutsche remains strong, despite its clients rushing to withdraw funds.***Deutsche has roughly $2 trillion in assets. That’s almost 11% of U.S. GDP. By this metric, that’s slightly larger than U.S. banks Wells Fargo, which has $1.9 trillion in assets, and Citigroup, which has $1.8 trillion in assets.But here’s the thing… Deutsche has a tangible common equity ratio of just 2.9%. That’s the bank’s tangible equity divided by its tangible assets. What this means is the bank can sustain losses of only 2.9% before its equity capital is wiped out. By comparison, Wells Fargo sits at 7.7%, while Citigroup shows 10.3%.According to the International Monetary Fund, Deutsche is the riskiest financial institution in the world… the “most important net contributor to [global] systemic risks.” But the problems don’t stop with Deutsche. The likelihood of a “Lehman moment” in Europe gets closer each day.***The European Central Bank estimates that European banks hold bad loans totaling nearly 1 trillion euros – that’s the equivalent of 9% of euro-area gross domestic product (GDP). Italy’s Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the oldest bank in the world, needs to raise 5 billion euros of equity (on top of the 8 billion it has raised in the past few years) and dump 28 billion euros of bad debt. The bank is also considering encouraging its bondholders to swap debt for equity – essentially admitting default. Its shares are down 85% this year. Italy’s UniCredit is also doomed… As are banks like Banco Popular Español SA.***We could soon see the equivalent of a 2008 crisis in Europe. Rest assured, the financial problems coming to roost abroad will spark a global selloff in equities. Nothing will be spared (save gold and silver).Editor’s note: Porter is launching a brand-new service next week…Stansberry’s Big Trade will show you how to protect yourself and profit as the Fed’s latest bubble inevitably pops.In fact, Porter believes this is the single best opportunity for huge speculative gains he has ever seen in his career. He believes the gains could dwarf those subscribers made in the last crisis, when he famously predicted the demise of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, General Motors, and others.Porter will be hosting a live presentation on Wednesday, November 16, at 8 p.m. ET to explain it all…including exactly what happens next, and what you need to do to prepare.Access is free for readers, but this event is sure to fill up quickly. If you’re interested in attending, we urge you to sign up soon. Reserve your spot and make sure you receive important updates by clicking here. —last_img read more

One year after the MeToo movement took off new N

first_imgOne year after the #MeToo movement took off, new NPR-Ipsos polls show the nation deeply divided on sexual assault and harassment, with fissures running more along party lines than gender.Most — 69 percent — of more than 1,000 Americans surveyed, say the movement has created a climate in which offenders will now be held accountable. But more than 40 percent feel the movement has gone too far.What exactly “too far” means wasn’t defined in the surveys. But in follow-up conversations, several respondents cited a rush to judgment, the prospect of unproven accusations ruining peoples’ careers or reputations, and a bandwagon effect that may prompt some to claim sexual misconduct for behavior that doesn’t quite rise to that level. On whether alleged victims of sexual assault should get the benefit of the doubt, 85 percent of Democrats agree, compared to 67 percent of Republicans. That party gap is nearly twice the size of the gender gap.A similar partisan divide emerges on giving the benefit of the doubt in cases of sexual harassment. That has gap widened — in the past year, mostly because of Republicans’ shift in opinion.For example, 53-year-old Cindy Bradshaw from Texas says she feels many allegations are exaggerated or not legitimate. “I feel like in the last year, that girls are like ‘Oh yeah, me too!’ ” she says. “I feel like some of the girls want the sympathy and the attention. And I feel like that really, really takes away from the girls that it really happened to.”On the question of whether false accusations of sexual assault are common, the party gap is quadruple the gender gap: 77 percent of Republicans believe false accusations are common, compared to 37 percent of Democrats.Democrat Steve Novotny from Georgia is one of the respondents siding with alleged victims, and dismissing what he sees as a myth of false accusations.”I think that’s the exception as opposed to the rule,” Novotny says. “I mean I think most people wouldn’t make up something just to get back at someone. They don’t want to put themselves under that public scrutiny.”On the other side, Republican women like 74-year-old Carolyn Ricketts from California believe alleged victims should definitely not get the benefit of the doubt. “I would be tempted — as a woman to believe a woman over a man,” she says. “But, to see that justice is done, you can’t do that. There’s two sides to every story.”That doesn’t surprise Clara Wilkins, a social psychologist at Washington University in St Louis.”According to our research, when there’s a conflict between gender and party, party wins,” she says. “That’s what going to drive [people’s] attitudes.”Indeed, the surveys show nearly twice as many Republican women (47 percent compared to 26 percent of Democrats) worry that a man they care about will be unfairly accused of sexual assault.Has the movement gone too far?One of the most stark partisan divides is whether the #MeToo movement has gone too far. Overall, 43 percent say it has. But broken down by party, that includes three-quarters of Republicans compared to less than one quarter of Democrats. The split reflects a backlash to the #MeToo movement that’s been growing since the recent controversy around now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, whose nomination was threatened by accusations of sexual misconduct.President Trump has helped bolster the backlash, with recent comments like, “it’s a very scary time for young men in America” because “somebody could accuse you of something and you’re automatically guilty.” The NPR-Ipsos surveys suggest that’s resonating with his base.”We have females that make false allegations and jumping on the ‘me too’ bandwagon,” says Nate Jurewicz. “And it’s ruined a lot of guys’ lives.”Earlier this month, Jurewicz, a self-described “Christian, conservative, Republican, deplorable Trump supporter,” launched a #HimToo Facebook page that drew nearly 15,000 likes in the first two weeks. It’s full of slogans like: “No man is safe!” and memes mocking the #MeToo movement, such as one cartoon— showing “Jill” accusing “Jack” of pushing her down the hill, 300 years ago.Our poll data suggest Americans are still somewhat confused about what #HimToo actually means. (It’s had several different uses in recent years.) But the survey indicates that men — and Republicans especially — are paying attention. Jurewicz says the page is not meant to be partisan, but he concedes it is drawing an overwhelmingly conservative following.According to the NPR surveys, Americans are also divided on whether allegations of sexual misconduct would dissuade them from voting for a political candidate. Sixty-four percent of Democrats say allegations would be a deal-breaker, while 60 percent of Republicans say they would still consider supporting the candidate.Jurewicz goes a step further, saying even allegations proven true would not in his mind automatically disqualify a political candidate. “No one’s perfect. So if something happened years and years ago, does that mean we just write that person off forever? Let the people decide if they want to vote for that person or not.””Raising the bar too high”On the other end of the spectrum are those disappointed that #MeToo still has so far left to go.Nearly a third of women and Democrats say they believe allegations of sexual assault are still ignored these days. That’s up slightly from last year.For example, 52-year-old Texas Democrat Juan Rodriguez says he believes allegations get dismissed because people demand a level of proof that often just doesn’t exist in sexual misconduct cases.”The way things are now, I think [allegations are] just going to get brushed off,” he says. “It’s sad to say, but it’s like they’re raising the bar too high, like you’ve got to really prove your case. But honestly, that just gives the perpetrator the right to get away with stuff.”Debra Katz, the attorney who represented Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, says she saw it first hand. All the talk about false accusations she says is just “red meat to Trump’s base.” “These talking points are being used to discredit women and to weaponize this issue of sexual harassment and sexual assault just simply for partisan gain,” says Katz. “The president [is] deliberately muddying the facts to confuse people about what sexual harassment and sexual assault are by blaming victims, and in that way giving people a pass for engaging in the behavior,” she says. “And it’s dangerous.”Ultimately, Katz believes, the backlash will succumb to the passage of time.”The younger generation definitely understands this issue in a way that my generation did not,” she says. “They are energized, they will vote, and there’s no going back.”Defining harassmentThe NPR-Ipsos poll shows much more consensus among young people. For example, fewer people under 35 believe that #MeToo has gone too far, fewer say they would ever consider voting for a political candidate accused of sexual assault, and more young people say they are clear on what counts as sexual misconduct.That stands in contrast to older Americans. After a year of intense focus on sexual misconduct, half of those surveyed say they’re still unclear on what crosses the line.Broken down by party, just over a third of Democrats say they’re fuzzy on what harassment means, compared to two-thirds of Republicans.Eric Savignano, 49, a telecommunications engineer from Pennsylvania, agrees that it’s hard to define. But he takes issue with the way one of his clients has done it. “I have to sign a piece of paper that says I have to follow all these rules, [including] you can’t look at a member of the opposite sex for more than three seconds,” he says. “That doesn’t make any sense to me!” California Republican Carolyn Ricketts agrees that many definitions are too broad. But she sighs, “It’s hard. Some people are too sensitive.” The rest of the nation seems to be struggling for a better answer. Responses to our open-ended poll question on what constitutes sexual harassment ranged “inappropriate touch” and “demanding sexual favors” to “unwanted attention,” “invitations,” or “anything that makes someone uncomfortable.” Many simply answered, “I don’t know.” Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

A New Years Gift Thailand Approves Medical Marijuana

first_img Next Article Add to Queue –shares December 27, 2018 Listen Now ‘A New Year’s Gift:’ Thailand Approves Medical Marijuana The Southeast Asian country becomes the first to do so. Image credit: Shutterstock.com Editor in Chief of Green Entrepreneurcenter_img Each week hear inspiring stories of business owners who have taken the cannabis challenge and are now navigating the exciting but unpredictable Green Rush. Entrepreneur Staff 1 min read Big news out of Thailand. The country’s National Legislative Assembly made an amendment to the country’s constitution that legalizes the use of cannabis for medical and research purposes. The vote wasn’t even close: 166-0. Related: Uruguay Legalized Marijuana and the Crime Rate Has PlummettedSomchai Sawangkarn, one of the lawmakers who helped write the legislation, said it was  “a New Year’s gift from the National Legislative Assembly to the government and the Thai people.”Thai farmers are stoked about the decision. “I expect Thailand can make 100 billion baht a year ($3.07 billion) from growing cannabis and selling the raw material and cannabis oil,” chairman of The National Farmers Council of Thailand, Prapat Panyachartrak, told Agence France Presse.But don’t go lighting up a celebratory spliff in Bangkok just yet. The recreational use of marijuana is still highly illegal in the country — and could lead to 15 years in a Thai prison and stiff financial fines. Related: This Is Non-Negotiable: Cannabis Legalization Must Include Restorative Justice Green Entrepreneur Podcast Global Business Jonathan Smalllast_img read more

3 Tech Startups That Are Reinventing K12 Education

first_img Image credit: ipadinschools.com 3 Tech Startups That Are Reinventing K-12 Education Apply Now » Shiwani Srivastava Related: Why Everyone Wants a Piece of Ed Tech Next Article Add to Queue August 19, 2013 –shares Technology Back-to-school means books, backpacks, and these days, mobile devices.From social networks to smartphones, schools are opening up to the technologies they once banned, embracing them as valuable tools for both students and teachers. This is thanks in part to a new wave of educational startups that offer innovative ways for school districts and teachers to engage with technology in the classroom.“Tech has radically shifted how we think about productivity and learning, yet we’re still teaching our children the same way we taught them 100 years ago,” says Geoff Ralston, founder of 2-year-old education technology incubator Imagine K12. “But there’s a gravitational force to change that.”Related: Tips for Launching an Ed-Tech StartupEntrepreneurs are hungry to effect change, and investors see an opportunity to create scalable companies that make a difference. Ralston believes we’re only seeing the tip of iceberg of what’s possible from ed-tech, which boasts some of the fastest growing mobile startups.Here are three startups to watch:EdmodoJeff O’Hara and Nicolas Borg were working as IT professionals for the Chicago school district in 2008 when they decided to start Edmodo, a free Facebook-style platform that allows teachers and students to connect and collaborate securely. Edmodo has grown to over 100 employees and built up a base of over 21 million registered teachers and students, largely through word of mouth. Last year, Edmodo launched a third-party developer platform, and the Edmodo App Store now offers over 550 free and premium education apps. The company created an annual professional global development conference, EdmodoCon, and recently launched a revamped iPad app. As for the future, look for an initiative with Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In Foundation.Class DojoAfter graduating from the first Imagine K12 incubator class in 2011, Class Dojo co-founders Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don were armed with a background in education, seed capital, and interviews with thousands of teachers about the biggest time-suck they faced at school – behavior management. The result? A free online tool that helps teachers improve classroom behavior through positive reinforcement (with the help of fuzzy monster avatars). Class Dojo has nine employees and approximately 15 million registered teachers and students worldwide. Looking ahead, the company is focused on beefing up mobile offerings, helping teachers share information within schools, and creating ways for students take ownership of their behavior.Teachers Pay TeachersLast year, TeachersPayTeachers.com (TpT) made headlines when a teacher earned a million dollars selling her lesson plans through the website. Paul Edelman, a former New York City schoolteacher, founded the company in 2006 as a way for teachers to share lesson plans and make a little extra cash. These days, TpT has nearly 1.9 million registered users, sellers, and buyers. The company generated over $30 million in sales last year, with 80 percent of profits going to teacher-sellers. What next? Edelman recently stepped down as CEO, allowing former Head of Product John Yoo to step into the role. Expect to see new ways for teachers to share expertise, including professional development plans and mentoring programs. The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. 3 min read 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

Facebook Will Start Scanning 10000 Posts a Second to Make Comments Less

first_img Image credit: Getty Images/Justin Sullivan Facebook Will Start Scanning 10,000 Posts a Second to Make Comments Less Terrible 3 min read June 2, 2016 Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Next Article While Facebook has lot of noise around using artificial intelligence to better sort photos and videos, text is still an huge part of the Facebook experience. Today, we got a look behind the scenes on how AI is helping Facebook sift all that text and improve the Facebook experience with “Deep Text” — a system developed by Facebook’s AI labs that scans 10,000 posts every second in 20 languages.People post more than 1 billion items — statuses, links, photos, whatever — to Facebook every day, says a company spokesperson.Deep Text is “deep learning-based text understanding engine,” as Facebook puts it. Its ability to understand text like a human would is already being put to work in Facebook Messenger. And Facebook plans to take it a lot further.It’s the technology behind the scenes that can distinguish the words “I need a ride,” in which case Messenger might prompt you to order an Uber, versus “I was going to get a ride,” in which case the moment has already passed. Not to mention “I like to ride a donkey,” which is a whole different thing entirely.More intriguingly, Mehanna says Deep Text can be used in busy Facebook comment threads. Say for example when Mark Zuckerberg does a live Facebook Q&A, and the top few comments are often in another language, off-topic, or both: It can be hard to sift out the relevant comments, as this screenshot of a recent Mark Zuckerberg post’s comments proves.”It becomes really hard to find interesting comments,” says Mehanna.Mehanna says that there’s a lot of potential for Deep Text to scan those comments and rank them for you, personally. If Facebook’s AI has figured out that you speak English and Farsi, it’ll prioritize relevant comments in those languages so you see them first — while pushing annoying things down.It’s an elegant solution for Facebook: It maintains the platform’s very public commitment to global free speech, since Deep Text isn’t actually deleting the comments. But it also means that you’ll see relevant comments in your own language first, making for a better Facebook experience. And if the comments do contain spam or straight-up hate speech, Deep Text could one day be empowered to automatically regulate. Another cool thing is that Deep Text will be able to understand when your Facebook status is offering an item for sale, and offer to cross-list it automatically to your regional networks.Going forward, Mehanna says that they want to train Deep Text to understand more of Facebook’s 40 officially-supported languages. But he says that it’s also almost inevitable: One Facebook engineer took Deep Text’s “brains” and trained it how to speak Indonesian in a weekend. That ability to learn will also behoove Facebook’s future artificial intelligence efforts, especially around chatbots. Unlike Google, Facebook’s users are speaking the way that real actual humans speak. It’ll make for more humanoid bots.”I think with Facebook data, we can make AI far more human, and social, and conversational,” says Mehanna. –shares Matt Weinberger Facebook Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. This story originally appeared on Business Insider Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Add to Queue Register Now »last_img read more

Thomson Reuters Acquires HighQ

first_imgThomson Reuters  announced that it has acquired HighQ, a leading collaboration platform for the legal and regulatory market. Based in London with offices in the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia and India, HighQ offers a secure cloud-based platform for business collaboration, workflow automation and client engagement. HighQ currently serves more than 400 customers, including more than half of the Global 100 largest law firms.Thomson Reuters provides its customers with solutions that help them generate more efficiencies, lower costs, improve accuracy and reduce risk. This acquisition will expand on the company’s strategic objective to provide more cloud-based software offerings and will meet a growing market need for legal professionals, aligning with Thomson Reuters focus on legal, tax, compliance and risk.“This deal follows our recent acquisition of Confirmation, a leading provider of secure audit services, and reinforces our strategy of carefully investing to grow our core offerings in the world of business information services,” said Jim Smith, president and CEO, Thomson Reuters.Marketing Technology News: TDG: Three-in-Ten TV Viewers Engage with Show-Related Content on Social Media“HighQ’s software platform is flexible, user-friendly and integrates with other leading-edge technology to provide a seamless user experience,” he continued. “This acquisition will position us with an open best-in-class platform at the heart of the legal software ecosystem. It provides us with an opportunity to leverage our channels to sell HighQ to thousands of large and medium-sized law firms and corporate legal departments globally. It also brings impressive software development talent into our organization.”“Legal professionals are being disrupted by technology change and are seeking software solutions to help them improve costs and increase productivity,” said Brian Peccarelli, COO, Customer Markets at Thomson Reuters and head of its Legal Professionals segment. “The acquisition of HighQ will help us meet customer needs for efficient, compliant workflow collaboration solutions, and supports our ongoing approach to providing open technologies and driving customer innovation.”Marketing Technology News: LogMeIn Releases Grasshopper Connect for Small Businesses“Our intelligent workflow platform allows legal professionals and in-house corporate legal departments to collaborate on projects, matters and transactions, transforming legal service delivery and creating compelling digital experiences for clients and business,” said Ajay Patel, CEO and founder of HighQ. “We are excited to expand our global footprint and leverage the Thomson Reuters network to support and serve across several vertical industries and geographies.”Marketing Technology News: Icertis Cements Undisputed CLM Market Leadership with $115 Million Round Thomson Reuters Acquires HighQ PRNewswire5 days agoJuly 18, 2019 AcquisitionHighQJim SmithMarketing Technology NewsNewsThomson Reuters Previous ArticleSurvey Shows Majority of Marketers Fail to Meet Consumers’ Expectations for Customer EngagementNext ArticleV-Click Technology Officially Launchedlast_img read more

Former PM Chandra Shekhars son Neeraj Shekhar joins BJP

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 16, 2019UPDATED: July 16, 2019 19:48 IST Former Samajwadi Party leader Neeraj Shekhar joined BJP on Tuesday. (Photo credit: ANI)HIGHLIGHTSNeeraj Shekhar, son of former prime minister Chandra Shekhar, joined the BJP on TuesdayNeeraj had been contesting Lok Sabha polls from his father’s pocket borough BalliaAfter Chandra Shekhar’s death in 2007, Yadav had fielded Neeraj Shekhar from the seat on a Samajwadi Party ticketNeeraj Shekhar, son of former prime minister Chandra Shekhar, joined the BJP Tuesday in the presence of its general secretaries Bhupendra Yadav and Anil Jain, a day after he quit Samajwadi Party and also resigned from Rajya Sabha.Neeraj had been contesting Lok Sabha polls from his father’s pocket borough Ballia and won twice in 2007 and 2009 but lost in 2014.The SP then sent him to Rajya Sabha and he was not fielded in the recent Lok Sabha polls by the party.BJP sources said the party is likely to nominate him as its candidate for Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh.Though Chandra Shekhar was not in Samajwadi Party, SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav had never fielded any candidate against him from Ballia.After Chandra Shekhar’s death in 2007, Yadav had fielded Neeraj Shekhar from the seat on a Samajwadi Party ticket.ALSO READ | Karnataka crisis Live Updates: Will take decision after SC’s verdict, says Speaker Ramesh KumarALSO READ | Ahead of trust vote in Karnataka rebel MLAs asked not to leave Mumbai hotelFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPrakriti Sharma Former PM Chandra Shekhar’s son Neeraj Shekhar joins BJPNeeraj Shekhar had been contesting Lok Sabha polls from his father’s pocket borough Ballia and won twice in 2007 and 2009 but lost in 2014.advertisement Nextlast_img read more