‘I have an opinion, but I’ll keep it to myself’

first_imgMumbai: After Kangana Ranaut slammed Alia Bhatt for not speaking over contemporary issues, the actor said while she respects the Queen star for voicing her opinions, she would like to keep hers private. Kangana had called Alia and her Gully Boy co-star Ranveer Singh’s comments of being apolitical “irresponsible” and lashed out at the duo for refusing to speak on politics. Asked about Kangana’s comments, Alia told reporters, “I definitely don’t have the ability to speak as candidly as Kangana Ranaut does, and I really do respect her for that ability and maybe in a way I think she is right, sometimes we do hold back.” “My dad also says that there are already so many opinions in the world that it can do with one less opinion,” the Udta Punjab actor asserted. “So, even if I have an opinion but I’ll keep it to myself. But, kudos to her as she genuinely speaks really well,” Bhatt further added. The Badrinath ki Dulhania actor was speaking at an event in Mumbai recently. “I am somebody who loves being an actor, I love acting. But in life I want to do so much more. I want to produce films, I won’t ever direct though. I want to work on social causes. I can do so much more with my life, this is just a beginning.” Alia will next be seen in Brahmastra and Kalank, both the films’ journey she described as “beautiful.” “Kalank is an unbelievable journey. It is an honour to be a part of such a great cast. The film’s director, Abhishek Varman is a dear friend. We all have really put in a lot of hard work for this one.”last_img read more

WatchTSX rallies as energy shares soar amid rate decision

TORONTO — A spike in oil prices helped send the Toronto stock market to a higher finish as most other key sectors also found strength.The S&P/TSX composite rose 61.59 points to close at 15,450.87, coming off a triple-digit gain earlier in the session. Crude futures prices settled at their highest level of the year after the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that American inventories of crude were up for a 14th consecutive week, but by less than expected. May crude ended nearly six per cent higher at US$56.39 a barrel — an increase of $3.10.In New York, some of the companies reporting financial results impressed traders who have had restrained expectations for the first quarter.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 75.91 points at 18,112.61, the Nasdaq rose 33.73 points to 5,011.02 and the S&P 500 advanced 10.79 points to 2,106.63.The loonie rose 1.24 cents U.S. to 81.30 cents as the Bank of Canada held its trend-setting overnight rate at 0.75 per cent while also reducing its growth forecast for the year.Oil spikes to highest level this year on report U.S. crude stockpile gains easeBank of Canada keeps interest rate on hold amid signs oil shock is already beginning to fade read more

Kirstine Stewart to leave Twitter but no details at this time spokesman

Kirstine Stewart to leave Twitter, but no details ‘at this time’: spokesman TORONTO – Twitter’s vice president for media in North America, Kirstine Stewart, will be leaving the company.A Twitter spokesman confirmed in an email Thursday that Stewart will part ways with the social media company.But Cam Gordon said Twitter is “not sharing any other details at this time.”Stewart’s profile says she’s responsible for Twitter’s TV, sports, music, gaming, talent, entertainment, news and government partnerships.Stewart joined Twitter Canada three years ago from the CBC, where she was executive vice-president of English services.Shortly after becoming the company’s Canadian director in April 2013, Stewart announced big partnership deals with Bell Media and Shaw Media.The frequent Twitter user with more than 71,000 tweets to her name has claimed she was responsible for convincing the always controversial and quotable Don Cherry to sign up for the social network in 2012. by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 21, 2016 8:10 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Saturdays loss affects pride more than championship chances

The Badgers took down the top-ranked, undefeated Buckeyes in Madison, Wis. It’s happened twice since October in two sports. But let’s move on. Let’s move on from Badger fans allegedly spitting on Ohio State players, chanting homophobic slurs with Buckeyes on the free-throw line and screaming, “F— Ohio!” before the opening tip. The land’s best fans are above that. Let’s move on from the notion that somehow there’s a connection between Saturday’s loss and the Oct. 16 football game. Let’s move on because, unlike that football game, this team’s chances at a National Championship are the same now as they were on Friday. A loss in February does not break what could be a dream season in college basketball. Coach Thad Matta has continually emphasized that this team’s goal was never to go undefeated — it was to win the Big Ten Championship. The team had already moved on from an undefeated season before taking its first loss. Even with the defeat, OSU leads the conference by two games with six contests left. Four of those are at home, including the regular-season finale, a rematch against Wisconsin on March 6 in Columbus. At this point, it would take more than one loss to cost this team a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. But while Saturday’s defeat is relatively inconsequential in the big picture, it sure doesn’t feel that way, does it? Until the Buckeyes beat the Badgers, there are things that happened in the loss to Wisconsin that we can’t move on from. We can’t move on from watching a 15-point lead dissolve almost instantaneously, after a barrage of threes jet-fueled the bedlam at the Kohl Center.    We can’t move on from that unutterable feeling that churned the pits of our stomachs when we watched a guy named Mike Bruesewitz hit a game-deciding shot, when Wisconsin’s student body rushed the floor or when we couldn’t turn on the TV without seeing Jordan Taylor’s stat line that included 5-for-8 on 3-point shooting. We can’t move on from the fact that Wisconsin fans have started labeling the Badgers “Buckeye Killers.” The rate of winning that OSU has achieved in football and basketball makes losing to the same school over and over again that much worse. We wouldn’t be the fan base we are if these things didn’t bother us. It’s part of a good fan’s DNA to squirm when falling to a rival, regardless of whether the loss means anything. But the beautiful thing about sports is there’s always another opportunity. And the impact of Saturday’s result would shrink if the Buckeyes hammered the Badgers March 6 at home, like they should. “To be spit on is just nasty,” freshman forward Jared Sullinger tweeted following the game. “On top of that in my Face. Before and after the game. Smh. I just kept walking. More fuel to the fire.” Although it was tough, Sullinger did the right thing. Wisconsin will get what’s coming. Until then, let’s move on. read more

Jonas Kallman 3 to 4 weeks out

BM Atletico Madrid left wing, Jonas Kallman will be three to four weeks of the court because of an injury adductor muscle fibers in the lower left thigh. He won’t be able to help Swedish NT in the Qualification tournament for the Olympic Games in London, but also, his appearance in Velux EHF CL TOP 8 matches in under question… BM Atletico MadridJonas KallmanSwedish handball ← Previous Story Wisla believes in Walther and Kavas Next Story → Oliver Roggisch staying “heart of RNL” until 2013! read more

Charges Up to 300K stolen from state Senate Dems

first_imgSEATTLE — The former head of a campaign committee supporting Democratic state Senate candidates has been charged with theft after prosecutors said he admitted embezzling up to $300,000 to feed his drinking and gambling habits.Michael King, 32, faces eight counts of theft in King County Superior Court. Charging papers filed Tuesday say he confessed to stealing $200,000 to $300,000.“I did these things and I have to accept consequences and I do,” King said during a recorded interview with a prosecutor, according to a probable cause statement filed in the case.King, who had been respected in political circles for his acumen, headed the Senate Democratic Campaign Committee, which fielded donations from political action committees, companies and individuals and directed them to Democratic senators and candidates.The financial irregularities came to light after a review discovered that King had appeared to have spent significant sums on polling after last fall’s election, when there was no reason to conduct polling, Seattle police said.His bank account showed dozens of withdrawals made at Goldie’s casino in Shoreline, the Tulalip Casino in Marysville and the Silver Dollar Casino in SeaTac, a detective wrote in the probable cause statement.last_img read more

N Korea to face heaviest ever sanctions by Trump

first_imgUS president Donald Trump addresses a joint news conference with Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull in the East Room of the White House in Washington, US, on 23 February 2018. ReutersUS president Donald Trump has rolled out fresh sanctions against North Korea-linked shipping assets, hailing the package as the “heaviest sanctions ever” levied on the Pyongyang regime.Trump used a speech to conservatives just outside Washington to step up his campaign of “maximum pressure” designed to force North Korea to roll back its weapons programs.”We imposed today the heaviest sanctions ever imposed on a country before,” Trump claimed at the end of a lengthy campaign-style address Friday.In light of past US embargoes, that is likely an overstatement, but Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin confirmed the sanctions covered “virtually all the ships” North Korea is “using at this moment in time.”Speaking to reporters in Pyeongchang Saturday on a visit to the Winter Olympics, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said: “Hopefully we’ll see a change on the part of the North Koreans to start to denuclearise the peninsula, that’s what our focus is.”She added: “I can tell you the president won’t make the mistakes the previous administration has and be soft or weak.”Trump’s administration is locked in a nuclear standoff with Pyongyang, which is trying to develop missiles that could deliver an atomic weapon to major US cities.The latest sanctions are designed to put the squeeze on North Korea’s already precarious economy and fuel supply.In his speech Friday Trump had been expected to provide details of measures that target “56 vessels, shipping companies, and trade businesses,” but skipped that part of his prepared remarks.”Frankly hopefully something positive can happen,” he said instead.During a joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Trump said sanctions were only the first step.”If the sanctions don’t work, we’ll have to go to phase two. Phase two may be a very rough thing,” he said, without elaborating.Mnuchin said there were signs the punitive measures were starting to have an impact, but did not elaborate.The North Korean military and broader economy depends heavily on imports of coal and oil from China and Russia.China, Pyongyang’s only major ally, has steadfastly rebuffed Washington’s calls for a full oil embargo – fearing the chaotic collapse of the Pyongyang regime – but has accepted caps agreed at the United Nations.Reaffirming ties with SeoulThe timing of the new measures coincides with the arrival in South Korea of Trump’s daughter Ivanka.She is attending the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics, which have taken place against the backdrop of the crisis.The 36-year-old businesswoman and now top aide to her father has been tasked with reaffirming US ties with South Korea, which have been strained over how to deal with the North.She was hosted in Seoul by President Moon Jae-in, who has long advocated talks rather than confrontation with North Korea.”Mrs Trump delivered a personal message to President Moon from President Trump about today’s North Korea related sanctions announcement at a small meeting at the Blue House,” the White House said.”They also discussed the continued effort on the joint maximum pressure campaign against North Korea.”South Korean officials, who sit in a capital well within range of conventional North Korea artillery, have been spooked by Trump’s talk of military confrontation.US officials worry meanwhile that North Korea is luring Moon into talks that are designed to go nowhere.North Korea’s delegation at the closing ceremony will be headed by top general Kim Yong Chol, who is widely blamed for a series of attacks against the South including the 2010 sinking of a warship, with the loss of 46 lives.The White House spokeswoman said Ivanka would probably sit apart from the North Korean delegation at Sunday’s closing ceremony.last_img read more

HBCUs Graduate More Poor Black Students Than White Colleges

first_img Share Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty ImagesHoward University graduates celebrate at commencement in May 2016.At a congressional luncheon in their honor Tuesday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told leaders from historically black colleges and universities that the Department of Education “will continue working closely with you to help identify evolving needs, increase capacity, and attract research dollars. We will also work closely with you to launch new initiatives that meet the needs of today’s students.”“HBCUs remain at the forefront of opening doors that had previously been closed to so many,” she said. “You made higher education accessible to students who otherwise would have been denied the opportunity.”The White House acclaim for HBCUs comes in the same week as a study by The Education Trust, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, revealed that the nation’s HBCUs are doing a much better job than predominantly white schools in graduating low-income black students.The study, entitled “A Look at Black Student Success,” concluded that at most of the nation’s four-year public and private colleges and universities, a significant gap exists between the graduation rates of black students and white students. At the 676 public and private nonprofit institutions included in The Education Trust survey (not including HBCUs), the six-year graduation rate for black students was 45.4 percent — 19.3 points lower than the 64.7 percent graduation rate for white students.The authors of the report, Andrew H. Nichols and Denzel Evans-Bell, point out a major reason for the gap: Black freshmen are less likely to enroll at institutions where most freshmen graduate (the nation’s most selective schools) and more likely to enroll at institutions where few do.But the authors also burrowed beneath the numbers to assess how well the nation’s institutions of higher learning are doing with low-income students — identified as those eligible for the Pell Grant. A college degree has long been much less attainable for low-income Americans: Federal statistics indicate that an individual whose household income is in the top quartile of Americans is eight times more likely to hold a college degree than an individual in the lowest quartile.The study compared the graduation rates for schools whose Pell Grant recipients make up 40–75 percent of their student bodies. In this comparison, the average graduation rate for black students at HBCUs was 37.8 percent, compared with 32.0 percent for non-HBCUs. The study noted that roughly half of the nation’s 105 HBCUs have a freshman class where three-quarters of the students are from low-income backgrounds, while just 1 percent of the 676 non-HBCUs serve as high a percentage of low-income students.Joe B. Whitehead Jr., provost and vice chancellor of Academic Affairs at North Carolina A&T State University, said that while A&T — one of the top five schools in the country in conferring bachelor’s degrees to African Americans — is seeking to enroll more students who are better prepared, the school recognizes that it must help students who are from more challenging backgrounds.“While it doesn’t come out in the data, many students who are lower on the socioeconomic scale would be more successful if they didn’t have problems outside the classroom,” Whitehead said. “We are looking for ways to make them feel at home, make them feel comfortable discussing issues that may be at play in their lives that are obstacles to their performing at a higher level. It could be a lack of study habits, but it could be that there is a family issue at home the student is worried about. In some cases, students are helping maintain the household while they are in college. All of these things play a role in their success.”Marybeth Gasman, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and the director of the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions, said in her research on schools with large minority populations such as HBCUs, she found that they add significant value to their students’ lives.“Institutions can brag about their graduation rates, but I want to look at how many Pell Grant-eligible students you have, how many are receiving the maximum amount of financial aid, how many come from public schools in urban areas or rural areas that don’t receive any attention?” Gasman said. “That’s really important. A lot of schools that might be bragging about their graduation rates typically are accepting more affluent students of all races. But the real challenge, the real work is done when you’re going after low-income students and trying to bring them to a new level. And more than likely you’re bringing their families out of poverty, which is typically what will happen. You see this a lot among African-Americans and Latinos. You’re really changing families’ lives.”The authors of the Ed Trust report concluded that there was still significant room for improvement in the graduation rates of the HBCUs, particularly noting the wide disparity between some HBCU campuses. For instance, the report pointed out, the graduation rate for black students at North Carolina Central (47.6 percent) is more than 20 percentage points higher than the graduation rate for black students at Alabama State (26.0 percent), even though the schools enroll similar types of students.Black students at HBCUs also find themselves among a more diverse student body of late. Over the last several decades, these colleges have significantly increased their enrollment of Hispanic and white students. Gasman released a report in 2011 stating that Hispanics made up 3 percent of the national HBCU enrollment while white students totaled 13 percent.The White House this week delivered what appears to be good news for the nation’s historically black colleges and universities.On Monday, it hosted a group that included representatives of 80 HBCUs, and President Trump signed an executive order moving the federal program that supports HBCUs from the Department of Education back to the White House and possibly sending more funding to HBCUs in the future. A White House official told Reuters that moving the HBCUs back to the White House makes them “a priority again” — a possible jab at President Obama, who many HBCU leaders felt wasn’t responsive to their needs.During a two-day “HBCU Fly-in” lobbying effort in Washington, HBCU leaders on Monday met in the Oval Office with President Trump, who addressed the delegation by calling them a “beautiful group of people” who were doing “tough and important” work. Vice-President Mike Pence said the White House would increase support of HBCUs as a part of the administration’s domestic improvement agenda for African-American communities. “You deserve far more credit than you get, and know that beginning today, this administration is committed to making sure that our historically black colleges and universities get the credit and the attention they deserve,” he said.Walter M. Kimbrough, president of Dillard University, published a piece on Medium.com complaining that because of the unexpected Oval Office meeting with President Trump, the HBCU leaders didn’t get much chance to give express their views to the administration.“[The Oval Office meeting] threw the day off and there was very little listening to HBCU presidents today — we were only given about 2 minutes each, and that was cut to one minute, so only about 7 of maybe 15 or so speakers were given an opportunity today,” Kimbrough wrote on Monday. He said he had planned to use his time to press the administration to increase federal Pell Grants, which are utilized by more than 70 percent of students attending HBCUs.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

NYCC Jacob Batalon on Ned and Ganke Spideys Abs and that LEGO

first_img Hands-On: Monster Energy Supercross is More Exciting Than Soft DrinksCosplay Gallery: New York Comic Con 2017, Part 2 Stay on target Spider-Man: Homecoming is easily one of the three best Spider-Man movies ever made. It was its own thing, unlike any of the Spidey attempts that had come before. It was also hilarious, thanks in large part to Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds. With Spider-Man: Homecoming out on Blu-ray on October 17, Batalon took some time at New York Comic Con to talk to us about the movie, the origins of Ned and his friendship with Tom Holland.First, something I’ve been wondering ever since I saw the movie. Are Peter Parker’s abs real or were the CGI? (He looks like such a little guy!) Batalon can confirm they’re legit. He’s done the research. ‘Yes, I’ve felt them personally. Not in some, like, weird way. I’ve just touched them a couple of times, and I can say… they’re pretty legit. Unless he’s putting some kind of metal thing in his stomach, I don’t know.”With that cleared up, he told me a little about Ned. When the world got a first look at the character, Marvel writer Brian Michael Bendis had some words. Ned appeared to be a little too similar, Bendis thought, to Miles Morales’ best friend, Ganke. Batalon was fully aware of the comparison, saying he likes Ganke, but Ned is a different guy.“Ganke is a cool guy. He’s an amazing, amazing friend just like Ned is. I think that in the creative process, we kind of put together Ned Leeds and Ganke to make our own thing, and I think that… just wait to see what happens, I guess,” Batalon said.Jacob Batalon and Tom Holland (Via Columbia Pictures)For one thing, Batalon sees Ned helping out a lot more. ‘He does a lot more things to help Spider-Man be a superhero. Ganke’s just like the vibey best friend,” he said. Ideally, Batalon would like to see that helping role continue as the series goes on. “If he could, like, follow Peter to the Avengers, meets Black Widow, you know what I mean? I feel like if he met her, his life would be complete. I think that’s just where his head’s at right now.”In the movie, all Ned wants is to be the Guy in the Chair for Peter. Batalon would love to see Ned expand that role and be in the ear of every Avenger. He would not tell me if he’s in either Avengers: Infinity War or Avengers 4. It sounded like he might not even know himself. “I mean, I’ll tell you this: I would love to,” he said.He and Holland got to be really good friends on set almost instantly, and it shows in the movie. Their easy chemistry with each other is one of the things that made the movie so charming. From the moment the pair had a screen test together as part of Batalon’s audition, they hit it off. Mostly, he says, because they were the same age and into a lot of the same stuff. “It was spending a lot of time together and just messing about. It was honestly really irresponsible of our director.”Batalon remembered a story from filming where someone replaced Holland’s set chair with a toilet. “I thought that was hysterical,” he said. “I definitely think it was one of our producers, Eric Carroll I think. Yeah, it was a good time.”Jacob Batalon (Photo via Columbia Pictures)As real as the friendship between him and Holland was, there was one thing they didn’t actually do: Build that LEGO Death Star. “We tried!” he told me. “We did it so wrong that we had to take it apart and put it back together again. But they took it from us anyway because the props team said we fucked it up really bad.” When I asked if that meant he didn’t build the one in the movie, he reiterated, “Oh God, no. If I did, it would have fallen apart in my hand.” Hey, it is a very difficult set.With the Blu-Ray coming out, Batalon is especially excited for people to see the blooper real. There’s some real funny stuff, from the sounds of things. He didn’t want to give too much away as far as what’s on the disc, but he shared one deleted scene he wishes wasn’t cut.“There’s this part where I’m eating a bunch of chips. It doesn’t even make the film, but I’m stuffing my face with these chips, and it was a waste of time. And Tom and I were hysterically laughing. Non-stop. Oh my gosh, it was awful,” he said. “I was supposed to be worried about [Peter], and I’m just stuffing my face. It didn’t end well.”And one of those bloopers he mentioned? There’s a big one that happened to him. “I say Peter-Man,” Batalon said. “Everyone was just going crazy, and I’m like ‘am I fired? I’m fired.’”Thankfully, Batalon wasn’t fired and we’ll all get to see that moment when the Blu-Ray comes out later this month.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

White Look effortlessly beautiful

first_imgFashion is an individual’s perception of style, comfort, and colours. And, as idea of fashion changes, a difference is observed in the style, designs, and colours that a person prefers to wear. Earlier it was all black, but since last year – white is dominating the wardrobe of fashionistas. White—technically the absence of color – is nearly as low-maintenance as black, with the advantage of being particularly striking in the summerSo, is white the new black? Also Read – Add new books to your shelfLet us know what experts from the fashion industry have to say: Following the idea of minimalism, Sandhya Raman, Co-founder of Desmania says that her label ‘No fuss’ is all about simple classic lines on white colour, celebrating the textures and weaves in cotton, hemp linen, silk, jute, and wool. “I feel white brings out the best in the silhouette, and one can play with the versatility of the colour to create different fashion. Whether for a formal occasion, a board meeting, a lunch date, the colour would never fail to portray one’s character.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”But keeping in mind the simplicity of the colour, one can definitely accessorise it to suit the occasion,” she further added. Moreover, Sandhya believes that white is one of those colours which appears peaceful to eyes and cooler to mind. Various costume designers around the globe also consider ‘white’ as the perfect colour for stage arts. According to them, white is very responsive in nature and with it, one has the liberty to create different looks. Most of the designers are attracted by the romance, mystery, sophistication, and elegance of the colour. Expressing his love for the ‘colour’, Rahul Krishan Ahuja Founder, Design Catalyst – Three Piece Company states: “White is a blank canvas and can make anything seem clean and clear. Also, the colour can be used as perfect backdrop for a designer to create the best out of their outfit.” Look for this season While white goes with anything, nothing looks better than when it’s paired with purple. It just oozes femininity and sensuality. You can accessorise it with some gold and silver accessories and convert a daytime high tea look to a night out.last_img read more

Car Rental Market is Expected to Garner 164335 Million Globally by

first_imgRise in disposable income of people across North America, enhanced road infrastructure across the world, and surge in trend of using the internet to customize travel trip are expected to propel the growth of the global car rental market. The off-airport segment dominated the market in 2016, contributing around three-fifths of the market. The market across the North America region held the lion’s share in 2016, accounting for nearly two-fifths of the market.The global car rental market is categorized on the basis of the type of car, rental category, and region. Based on the type of car, the market is segmented into a luxury car, executive car, economical car, sports utility vehicle (SUV), and multi-utility vehicle (MUV). The economical car segment held the largest share in 2016, accounting more than one-fourth of the market. Moreover, the segment is projected to manifest the fastest CAGR of 12.5% during the forecast period.Get Sample Report for More Details @ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-sample/2073On the basis of the rental category, the market is bifurcated into an airport, off-airport, local usage, outstation, and others. The off-airport segment dominated the market in 2017, contributing around three-fifths of the market. However, the outstation segment is estimated to register the fastest CAGR of 12.8% during the study period.The global car rental market was pegged at $85.14 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach $164.33 billion by 2022, registering a CAGR of 11.6% from 2016 to 2022.The market is analyzed across various regions such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. The market across the North America region held the lion’s share in 2017, accounting for nearly two-fifths of the market. However, the market across the Asia-Pacific region is estimated to register the fastest CAGR of 16.5% from 2016 to 2022.For more Market Insights, Visit: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/car-rental-marketKey Findings of the Car Rental MarketIn 2015, the economical car segment led the overall car rental market, generating revenue of $22,802 million in 2015, and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 12.5%.Off-airport rental category is anticipated to grow at the highest CAGR of 12.0% during the forecast period.In 2015, the local usage segment led the off-airport market, accounting for $19,073 million, and is expected to lose the highest market share to outstation off-airport rental category in 2019.North America led the market, generating revenue of $32,248 million in 2015, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.8%.Asia-Pacific is anticipated to take over the major market share post 2017, owing to the rise in sales of vehicles.The market report analyzes the major market players such as Carzonrent India Pvt Ltd., Avis Budget Group, Inc., Europcar, Enterprise Holdings Inc., Sixt Rent a Car, The Hertz Corporation, Localiza, Uber Technologies Inc., Budget Rent a Car System, Inc., and Eco Rent a Car.Inquire more about this report @ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/2073About Us:Allied Market Research (AMR) is a full-service market research and business-consulting wing of Allied Analytics LLP based in Portland, Oregon. Allied Market Research provides global enterprises as well as medium and small businesses with unmatched quality of “Market Research Reports” and “Business Intelligence Solutions.” AMR has a targeted view to provide business insights and consulting to assist its clients to make strategic business decisions and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.We are in professional corporate relations with various companies and this helps us in digging out market data that helps us generate accurate research data tables and confirms utmost accuracy in our market forecasting. Each and every data presented in the reports published by us is extracted through primary interviews with top officials from leading companies of domain concerned. Our secondary data procurement methodology includes deep online and offline research and discussion with knowledgeable professionals and analysts in the industry.Contact:David Correa5933 NE Win Sivers Drive#205, Portland, OR 97220United StatesToll Free: +1-800-792-5285UK: +44-845-528-1300Hong Kong: +852-301-84916India (Pune): +91-20-66346060Fax: +1?855?550-5975help@alliedmarketresearch.comWeb: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

Social Entrepreneurship how you can do good and make money at the

first_img Facebook Comments Related posts:4 things you need to know before investing in a local startup The different flavors of starting a business Want to launch an app startup in Costa Rica? Read this first 3 reasons we keep falling for Black Friday You know an idea has reached its tipping point when posting something against it on Facebook gives you a funny feeling of inadequacy. Like when someone openly doesn’t support recycling, calls killing a bull entertainment, or defends eating junk food every day. Maybe it was a position people could defend in the past, but it reaches a point where public opinion shifts; more and more people take a new stance on it, until that new stance becomes the new norm.In Costa Rica that has happened with many topics: from the spending spree of the public sector, to the protection of turtles’ nests, to the right of women not to be yelled at in the street because they are wearing skirts. One such topic, and one that may have great potential to improve everyone’s well-being, is the idea that businesses can be driven by a social purpose. During a recent conversation with a government official overseeing innovation and entrepreneurship programs, one of the main characteristics he pointed out about Costa Rica’s nascent startup community is that it is very socially minded. This is true. Many of the projects I came across during the last Startup Weekend were social in nature – so social, as a matter of fact, that the entrepreneurs had lost sight of profitability.This bias is not exclusive to these aspiring entrepreneurs. Somewhere entrenched in our understanding of what being social means is the notion that if you pursuit a social or environmental goal, then you must be a nonprofit. This happens perhaps because all the organizations we have come across that contribute to a social cause are foundations, government agencies, or the corporate social responsibility wing of companies.In spite of our bias, addressing a social or environmental challenge and being profitable are not mutually exclusive, and more and more companies are proving this. These companies have business models designed to provide a product or service that addresses a social challenge but with all intentions of being profitable. One of the best-known worldwide is Toms Shoes, which through cost reduction and great brand management has been able to fulfill the promise that every time you buy a pair of their shoes, somebody in dire need will receive a pair too. Some examples in Latin America include Diseclar from Cali, Colombia, a company that turns waste from sugar cane and coffee plantations into low-cost furniture, or Conuco Solar, a Dominican Republic start-up that uses solar energy to tackle the constant electric outages in some neighborhoods.The importance of this shift in our conception of how social impact can be achieved while being profitable is paramount. Traditionally, nonprofits have struggled to keep their mission alive through grants, government aid and donations, but this has proven to be unsustainable, since it falls outside the control of the organization and responds to changing circumstances. I’ve personally seen many nonprofits go through cycles of high impact and then years of merely staying alive because government or international cooperation funds have shifted priorities.If we can conceive that profitability and social impact can be baked into our business models, then a powerful combination is achieved: the sustainability of the business, and as a consequence, social or environmental impact that is no longer entirely tied to external stakeholders but rather becomes a matter of how the business is run, like every other firm. Profitability not only fuels growth, maximizing impact, but it also creates enough incentives for investors and top talent to be attracted into the business – players who might not have under other circumstances become involved with anything social.The balancing act between profits and social impact is not an easy one to achieve. In defining the category of social entrepreneurship or social investment, many gray areas have emerged, and sometimes it’s hard to determine when a venture is truly social. However, the tide seems to be turning, and more entrepreneurs, investors, competitions and funds are turning their eyes to the idea that you can do well while doing good.Read more “Doing Business columns” here. Randall Trejos works as a business developer, helping startups and medium-sized companies grow. He’s the co-director of the Founder Institute in Costa Rica and a strategy consultant at Grupo Impulso. You can follow his blog La Catapulta or contact him through LinkedIn. Stay tuned for the next edition of “Doing Business,” published twice-monthly.last_img read more

Judge orders hearing for detained Syrians in Honduras

first_imgRelated posts:Syrian migrants braving Central American smuggling routes Honduran kids flee gangs as migrants inundate US border Mexico has key role in confronting surge of Central American migrants Group criticizes US screening of asylum seekers from Honduras TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – A judge Sunday ordered a hearing for five Syrians in Honduras who made it here after a five-country odyssey, as a slice of the refugee crisis unfolds in far-flung Central America.Honduras say the men were arrested on Nov. 17 with stolen Greek passports, and their original stated destination was the United States. After leaving Syria, they made stops in Lebanon, Turkey, Brazil, Argentina and Costa Rica.Their ages range from 21 to 30, and one says he is a university professor, while the rest assert they are students.See: Syrian migrants braving Central American smuggling routesOfficials with the immigration department questioned the migrants and concluded that they are, in fact, fleeing from their country’s war and are not Islamist extremists.Tuesday’s hearing with prosecutors and defense attorneys will determine whether the men should be released, and if so, what their status will be, said Interior Ministry spokesman Yuri Mora.The men are now being held in a prison in El Porvenir, 100 kilometers (60 miles) north of the capital, Tegucigalpa.Human rights groups offering legal assistance to the migrants say they have asked for asylum. They originally said they wanted to make it to the United States overland.The men were detained at the capital’s airport after security was tightened in the wake of the Paris terror attacks of Nov. 13. Honduras is a major conduit for Africans and people of other countries trying to make their way to the United States. This year, 12,600 foreigners were caught entering Honduras illegally, almost all of them with the aim of getting to the United States. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

by Morgan Lee The Associated Press Posted Dec

first_img by Morgan Lee, The Associated Press Posted Dec 29, 2017 6:03 am PDT Last Updated Dec 29, 2017 at 6:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Experts try to keep Georgia O’Keeffe paintings from fading SANTA FE, N.M. – Chemical reactions are threatening to discolour and deform the surface of Georgia O’Keeffe’s famously vibrant paintings, and experts are hoping new digital imaging tools can help them slow the damage.Art conservationists in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Chicago area on Thursday announced a federally funded project to develop new 3-D imaging tools to detect destructive buildup in paintings by O’Keeffe and potentially other artists in museum collections around the world.Dale Kronkright, art conservationist at the Georgia O’Keefe Museum in Santa Fe, says the project builds on trial efforts that started in 2011 to monitor the preservation of O’Keeffe paintings without disturbing or damaging the works.The buildup on her art is soap. It emerges when fats in the original oil paints combine with alkaline materials contained in pigments or through drying agents.last_img read more

by Egill Bjarnason The Associated Press Poste

first_img by Egill Bjarnason, The Associated Press Posted Dec 12, 2018 4:38 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email 13 Yule Lads come to town to herald Icelandic Christmascenter_img MYVATN, Iceland — The people of northern Iceland have had their travel plans disrupted with a record high snowfall this December. Roads have been shut, flights cancelled and school suspended.But for the children of this isolated North Atlantic island nation, the main worry is how the waist-high snow might affect the Icelandic Santa, Stekkjastaur, who comes to town Wednesday.He is one of 13 mischievous troll brothers, called the Yule Lads, who have entertained and also frightened Icelandic children for hundreds of years.Instead of a friendly Santa Claus, children in Iceland enjoy favours from the brothers, who arrive from the mountains 13 days before Christmas. They have names like Door-Slammer, Window-Peeper, Meat-Hook, Candle-Stealer.To children in the region, their arrival marks the countdown to December 24, when Icelanders celebrate Christmas.Egill Bjarnason, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Motorcyclist killed

first_imgA 31-year-old man died on Wednesday in Nicosia after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a car.Mihalis Kontopyrgos crashed, under conditions that are still being investigated, into a car driven by a 69-year-old Nicosia resident on Tseri Avenue at around 2pm.The 31-year-old was rushed to Nicosia general hospital where he was pronounced dead.A breathalyser test on the driver of the car was negative. You May LikeYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoEditorChoice.comIf You Have Any Of These 20 Toys Around, You Just Became RichEditorChoice.comUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Delay in art swap between both sides down to digitisation process

first_imgWays of following through with the swap of archival material of Turkish Cypriot artists with a host of artworks belonging to Greek Cypriots which are stored in Kyrenia castle were discussed on Wednesday by the state broadcaster CyBC and the bicommunal Technical Committee on Culture.The swap, a confidence-building measure (CBM) agreed by the two leaders during an informal meeting in February, should be complete by autumn, a member of the committee tasked with implementing the measure, Yiannis Toumazis, stated after the meeting.The time delay, according to the Michalis Maratheftis, the general director of CyBC where the visual and audio recordings of Turkish Cypriot artists are stored, is mainly due to the need for some of the archival material to be digitised.“We have informed the committee on the available [digitised] archival material – we even watched some of it – as well as on the material that has been sent to Belgium for digitisation and which will also be delivered,” Maratheftis said.Maratheftis expressed the hope that these efforts will contribute to improving relations between the two communities.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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