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first_imgJaipur: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh will file his nomination papers for the bypoll to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan.”The party has decided to nominate former PM Manmohan Singh from the state and he will be filing four sets of nominations here on Tuesday,” Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and state Congress president Sachin Pilot said. The seat got vacant after the death of BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Madan Lal Saini in June. Rajasthan has 10 Rajya Sabha seats. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The Congress has the majority in the state assembly and Singh (86) is likely to win the bypoll. The Rajasthan assembly has 200 seats, two of which are vacant. The Congress has 100 MLAs and its alliance partner Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) has one seat, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 72, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) 6, Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP), CPI (M) and Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) have two seats each. Thirteen MLAs are independents and two seats are vacant. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe ruling Congress in the state also enjoys the support of 12 out of the 13 independents and the BSP legislators. Veteran Congress leader Manmohan Singh was a member of the Upper House of Parliament from Assam for almost three decades. He was a Rajya Sabha member for five consecutive terms from 1991 to 2019 and the country’s prime minister for two consecutive terms from 2004 to 2014. Manmohan Singh’s tenure in the Rajya Sabha ended on June 14 this year and he could not be renominated as the Congress Party did not have the strength to send him to the Upper House from Assam and there was no other vacancy left. As per the schedule released by the Election Commission, the last date for the filing of nomination papers is August 14. Scrutiny of papers will be done on August 16. The last date for the withdrawal of nominations is August 19. The polling will be held on August 26 while the counting of votes will take place on the same day at 5 pm.last_img read more


first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Broadway producers filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against casting directors who are seeking to unionize and the Teamsters local that would represent them.The Broadway League, a trade association of theatre owners and producers, said in its lawsuit that the unionization effort violates federal antitrust laws and jeopardizes the viability of Broadway shows by raising production costs.The league said casting directors are independent contractors, not employees, and do not have the right to collective bargaining.The producers said they invited the defendants to let the National Labor Relations Board decide the issue but they declined.Instead, the lawsuit said, the major Broadway casting companies banded together in a “cartel” to demand a 29 per cent increase in costs for their services.The producers said the casting companies have organized a boycott of any producer who doesn’t agree to their demands, including the right to collective bargaining.Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin said in a statement that the producers “have no choice but to seek a legal remedy for the cartel’s illegal behaviour.”The lawsuit filed in federal court in Manhattan names seven casting companies plus the Casting Society of America and Local 817 of the Teamsters.Local 817 President Tom O’Donnell said the casting directors just want to be treated fairly. “When casting directors ask for health and pension benefits, the league threatens and sues them,” he said in a statement.O’Donnell said the casting directors are not trying to fix prices. “They simply want the same workplace fairness and health care afforded to everyone else who works on Broadway,” he said.last_img read more


‘We seek a solution that reunifies the country and its people and creates conditions of lasting peace and security on the island,” Demetris Christofias told the Assembly’s annual general debate.He said that direct negotiations between the leaders of the Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots over the past three years had achieved “convergences” on various aspects of the dispute, but “the Turkish Cypriot side is retracting on the negotiating table, including from previously found convergences.”“This change in the Turkish Cypriot leadership’s stance feeds on recent negative and provocative policy of Turkey in the region,” he added.Mr. Christofias said Cyprus’ exploration and potential extraction of hydrocarbons from its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) had been met with threats from Turkey, and that Turkish naval ships had been engaged in manoeuvres in Cyprus’ EEZ, actions he called “provocative and a real danger for further complication in the region.”He also accused Turkey of illegally concluding an “agreement with the illegal regime in the occupied area of the Republic of Cyprus” so it could carry out oil exploration in Cyprus’ EEZ.“Instead of adopting a constructive stance in the negotiations towards a prompt solution to the Cyprus problem, Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot leadership are trying to create tension and illegal faits-accompli. “Ankara’s latest threats, directed against a EU [European Union] Member State, come at a time when Turkey seeks the opening of new chapters in its EU accession negotiation.”He pledged that he will continue to work to strengthen cooperation between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, stressing that rapprochement of the two communities is an integral part of his Government’s policy. 22 September 2011The President of Cyprus told the General Assembly today that his administration remains committed to a mutually-agreed reunification of the Mediterranean island and ending what he described as the “occupation and illegal colonization of settlers by Turkey” in parts of Cyprus. read more


Trump elbows his way into 2016 Republic presidential race and not all are pleased by Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press Posted Jun 16, 2015 12:47 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 16, 2015 at 9:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Donald is running for president — for real this time.Real-estate mogul and reality-television star Donald Trump, who has brazenly flirted with running for office before but never followed through, announced Tuesday that he will seek the Republican nomination for president. Trump entered the race in a bombastic spectacle befitting a man whose businesses successes are matched by his penchant for self-promotion.“All of my life, I have heard, a truly successful person, a really successful person, and even a modestly successful person, cannot run for public office — just can’t happen,” Trump said. “Yet that’s the kind of mindset you need to make this country great again.”Trump, the 12th high-profile Republican to enter the 2016 race, announced his candidacy in a free-ranging 40-minute speech in which he boasted about his ability to fortify the border with Mexico to prevent “rapists” from entering the U.S. (“Nobody builds walls better than me”) and invited President Barack Obama to play golf at one of his courses.“Sadly, the American dream is dead,” Trump said. “But if I get elected president, I will bring it back bigger and better and stronger than ever before, and we will make America great again.”With his usual bluster, he mixed boasts about his wealth with promises to spark the economy (“I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created”), effortlessly defeat the Islamic State group and negotiate trade deals with China.He pulled no punches with his fellow Republicans, finishing a riff on Jeb Bush by saying, “How the hell can you vote for this guy?”The speech drew immediate scorn online from Republicans who fear Trump will turn an otherwise serious primary contest into a circus. Trump, well known from his years in the public eye, is polling just well enough at the moment to land a spot in one of the early Republican debates, potentially pushing a more established candidate off the stage.“I just apologized to my toddler for bringing him up in a country where Donald Trump runs for Prez, gets better than 2% in the polls,” veteran Republican strategist Liz Mair tweeted.GOP operative Brendan Buck, who helped Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, tweeted: “Who do I blame for Trump running for president?”The Democratic National Committee’s response dripped with sarcasm, saying Trump “adds some much-needed seriousness that has previously been lacking from the GOP field.”About 100 supporters, most wearing Trump T-shirts handed out by the campaign, cheered when he and his wife Melania descended to the stage via an escalator, whisking them past The Trump Grille, The Trump Bar and a stand selling T-shirts with his catchphrase “You’re Fired.” The spectacle was orchestrated in the Manhattan tower bearing his name.Trump has withdrawn from “The Celebrity Apprentice,” the TV show he could not continue once he announced as a presidential candidate. He has hired campaign staff in early states and will have to file the required financial disclosure report required of declared presidential candidates.But on Tuesday, he held up just a one-page document that showed his net worth to be about $9 billion, money that he intimated proves he’s qualified to be president.“I’m using my own money. I’m not using lobbyists. I’m not using donors,” Trump said. “I don’t care. I’m really rich.”“It sounds crass,” he said. “It’s not crass.”Singer Neil Young, a Canadian whose song “Rockin’ in the Free World” was part of Trump’s announcement, issued a statement saying it was an unauthorized use and that Young supported Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders.___Associated Press writer Steve Peoples contributed to this report from Washington. Developer Donald Trump gestures as he announces that he seek the Republican nomination for president, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) read more


first_imgEven five years ago this situation was unthinkableFord Ennals, chief executive of Digital Radio UK A surge in digital listeners has brought about a “new golden age” of radio which could trigger the beginning of the end of FM listening as early as this year.Radio use in the UK is now at record levels, with 48 million adults listening to more than 1bn hours each week in the last three months of 2016 year, according to industry monitor Rajar.The renaissance has been fuelled by an increase in people accessing radio digitally, through devices such as tablets and smartphones, with the balance shifting so quickly that analysts predict digital listeners will become the majority within a year. The Government has said that once that milestone is reached it will undertake a review which could result in the FM signal being switched off.Norway became the first country in the world to end FM radio when it cut the signal in January,“Even five years ago this situation was unthinkable,” said Ford Ennals, chief executive of Digital Radio UK, the company overseeing the nationwide digital switchover.“People predicted radio would fall away — it’s extraordinary when you think about the fragmentation of the media,” he told the Financial Times.During the last three months of 2016 170 new local and national digital stations were launched, bringing the total number in the UK to 339.Despite its current success, digital radio will have to adapt to shifting listening habits as younger listeners replace older ones.Data suggests that just over half of people between the ages of 15 and 24 listen to live radio, compared with 88 per cent of people over the age of 55. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. BBC Radio 1, which is principally focused at a  younger audience, lost 1 million listeners last year.Bob Shennen, director of Radio at the BBC, said: “Young people are just not listening for as long,” but added the medium was “very good at reaffirming its core values.”The BBC currently enjoys a dominant share of the total listening hours in the UK, accounting for 53 per cent, with Radio 2 alone accounting for 17 per cent.last_img read more


first_imgMultotec Rubber, in conjunction with Multotec Zambia, has successfully relined two mills with its heavy duty (HD) MultoMet liners for a customer in the Zambian Copperbelt. “There has been a substantial saving on downtime as a result,” Spike Taylor, managing director of Multotec Rubber, says. This is due to the significant improvement in the liner life, compared to the manganese grid liners used previously.The HD MultoMet liners can withstand harsh operating environments thanks to the proprietary chromium-molybdenum (CrMo) alloy cast steel insert that absorbs greater impact. It also offers superior abrasion resistance. The castings for the lifter bars can be designed to accommodate a range of milling process specifications, which gives Multotec Rubber the necessary flexibility to cater for diverse customer requirements.The Zambian customer’s mill circuit required five relines a year, which equated to a total loss in production time of 25 to 30 days. The manganese grid liners were only lasting two months, mainly due to the fact that steel castings from the local foundry had cracks and uneven moulding. This not only made the liners difficult to install, but they also failed to fit properly.Major gaps between the liners resulted in excessive wash behind the liners, which damaged the shell severely. The poor fit led to even more downtime, as the rubber backing had to be removed and renewed with every reline. The relining process itself was very slow due to the dimensions and weight of the individual grid liners plus manganese peens and flows so that the worn liners often had to be cut out with a cutting torch. As a result, it took five to six days to reline the SAG and ball mills simultaneously.“We embarked on a multi-faceted approach to supplying,” Taylor says. Multotec Rubber’s comminution product manager visited the site twice in order to assess the grinding circuit and to carry out mass balance measurements. The customer was advised on feed-size change recommendations, best practice for the addition of grinding media and the granulometry of the ore if the SAG and ball mills ran in parallel, and sump-level control.Once the measurements had been taken and the necessary quotes supplied, the installation of the HD MultoMet liners was carried out jointly by Multotec Rubber and Multotec Zambia. Such was the success of the project that both mills were relined simultaneously in a record 60 hours, as opposed to five days for the manganese grid liners.“The HD MultoMet liners are easier to manhandle, and can be fitted with far less effort and manpower,” Taylor says. In addition, the quality and fit of the liners means that no difficulty is encountered during the relining process itself.“Another major benefit, of course, is that the HD MultoMet liners last seven to nine months, compared to the two months being achieved with the traditional manganese grid liners. Thus not only has the downtime incurred during the relining process itself been halved, but it is a much more cost-effective solution that also improves the final product quality. This is due to the fact that the HD MultoMet lifter bars provide a designed trajectory. This ensures correct impact of the grinding media on the toe of the charge whilst the grid liners simply drag the charge across the surface due to the protruding grinding balls. The rubber grate plates are far more effective in eliminating blinding, which guarantees a good mill throughput,” Taylor says.In addition to carrying out mill relines, Multotec Zambia is also able to conduct regular inspections and thereby advise its customers of any potential problems. For this customer in particular, it was able to improve the liner fixing arrangements by simply increasing the bolt specifications. It was also able to increase the grate life from four to seven months by adding a Hardox insert as an integral lifter bar in the centre of the grates.“Our next step is to record the profile measurements and data on our Hawkeye predictive maintenance software,” Taylor concludes. This will allow the customer to conduct long-term proactive maintenance on the HD MultoMet liners.last_img read more


first_imgIn South Africa’s increasingly water-scarce and environmentally regulated mining industry, BME’s emulsion explosives help keep nitrates out of mine water – preventing possible groundwater contamination and allowing optimal recycling of water on site. “Recent international studies suggest that up to 28% of nitrates from traditional ANFO explosive can leach into water draining through underground mine workings during a blasting campaign,” said BME Operations Manager Neil Alberts. “These levels can be reduced to as little as 2% by applying best practice, but the long-term solution lies in explosives that do not release nitrates into water sources.”As the pioneer in cold emulsion explosives in South Africa, BME has evolved this technology to new levels over the past three decades, said Alberts. “Among the characteristics of our emulsions range is its excellent water resistance, which means that the explosive material does not dissolve readily in water,” he said. “This reduces the amount of nitrate leaching to negligible levels.” Tests conducted by BME indicated that, after being immersed in water for a month, its emulsion released only about 0.7% of its nitrate content.“The key factor here is the effectiveness with which the oil in the emulsion – the fuel phase of the mixture – surrounds and isolates the small droplets of saturated oxidizer salt, preventing them from dissolving in water,” said Alberts. “On the other hand, our tests confirmed that ANFO dissolves completely when it comes into contact with water.” High levels of wastage of ANFO – the mining sector typically accepts that about 30% of ANFO delivered to a blast site is not consumed in blasting – suggest that it may be a contributor to nitrate levels in water passing through mine workings.Another advantage of emulsions highlighted by the tests was that no oil was released, ensuring that water contamination by oil is also prevented; both the nitrate and the fuel phases of the mixture are bonded tightly by the emulsifier. “BME emulsions have already contributed to environmental sustainability on mines by incorporating and consuming previously used oil in its emulsion products, helping mines to dispose of these liquids safely and cost-effectively,” he said. “The way we have evolved the matrix also ensures that no oil is released when our emulsion comes into contact with water at the stope face.”As mines work to prevent or mitigate environmental damage, pollution or ecological degradation, the levels of nitrate in water are usually monitored – as high nitrate levels can render water unsafe for drinking. “By removing the possibility of nitrate leaching from blasting chemicals underground, mines can reduce the risk of groundwater contamination as water drains out of working areas,” said Alberts. “At the same time, where mines are making efforts to recycle water from underground, lower nitrate levels will enhance the overall quality of recycled water and increase its applications on and off the mine site.”Emulsion explosive is part of a growing range of underground services being innovated by BME, including up-hole blasting technology, vertical pipelines to convey emulsion direct from surface to working levels, mobile chargers and pumps, and control systems to facilitate real-time communication between underground operations and surface systems.last_img read more


first_imgLe Festival international du film d’environnement a ouvert ses portes à ParisLa 30ème édition Festival international du film d’environnement (Fife) a débuté mardi au Cinéma des cinéastes (Paris XVIIème). Au programme, jusqu’au 26 février, toute une série de films sur les thèmes de l’environnement, de l’agriculture ou encore de la biodiversité.Avis aux amoureux de la nature, aux défenseurs de la cause écologique et aux curieux du monde qui nous entoure, le cinéma vous tend les bras ! Mardi, le Conseil régional d’Ile-de-France a en effet lancé la 30e édition du Festival international du film d’environnement (Fife). L’objectif de cet évènement organisé chaque année, est de réunir le cinéma, l’audiovisuel et l’environnement afin d’informer et de sensibiliser le grand public autour de projections, de rencontres et de débats. Cette année encore, et jusqu’au 26 février, le Fife offre ainsi une programmation pour le moins éclectique avec des documentaires, des dessins-animés et des courts-métrages qui vont mélanger les thèmes. Un petit film coréen intitulé “Alex” vous invite par exemple à suivre l’histoire d’un pingouin laissé seul sur la banquise. Le documentaire “E-Wasteland” vous dévoile lui, la vie des engins électroniques que nous laissons tandis qu'”Entrée du personnel” vous propose une plongée poignante au coeur des abattoirs français.”Nous cherchons à avoir une sélection hétéroclite pour refléter la variété des problématiques qui se cachent derrière le mot environnement”, explique la programmatrice du festival Myriam Gast citée par 20minutes.fr. “De plus, le festival présente une programmation internationale pour montrer un panel de situations et de pays différents”, ajoute t-elle. Dans la “Croisière des peaux de banane”, on fait ainsi connaissance avec Aimée, une vieille dame qui se bat pour mettre en place un projet de tri sélectif des déchets sur l’île italienne de Stromboli. Des projections tout public et des soirées spéciales  À lire aussiPourquoi est-il presque impossible d’attraper une mouche avec la main ?Mais le festival est bien décidé à s’adresser à tous les publics avec des projections spéciales pour les plus jeunes et des films décalés pour les amateurs de sensation. Samedi soir, c’est ainsi une soirée spéciale qui aura lieu avec pour thème principal les attaques d’animaux. L’occasion de découvrir deux films pour le moins inattendus : “L’Attaque du monstre géant suceur de cerveaux de l’espace” et “Dead Sushi”. La majorité des films seront diffusés gratuitement au Cinéma des cinéastes, dans le 17ème arrondissement, à Paris. Mais quelques autres salles participent également au festival. Ajouté à cela, 22 webdocumentaires sont disponibles sur la plateforme Fife Replay, dont 8 sont en compétition officielle. A l’issue du festival, plusieurs prix seront en effet remis par différents jurys. Pour en savoir plus sur le festival et la programmation, rendez-vous sur le site officiel : www.festivalenvironnement.com (lien non disponible)Le 20 février 2013 à 19:41 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


first_imgHigher PlayStation 4 (PS4) sales along with restructuring of smartphone, TV and component businesses should enable Sony Corporation to improve its profitability, according to credit ratings agency Fitch Ratings. “Sony sold around 36 million PS4 units up to end-December 2015, with substantial sales of its PlayStation 3 over the equivalent period. With stronger PS4 hardware sales, we expect higher PS4 software sales to follow, which should support firmer margins over the next two to three years,” Fitch Ratings said in a note on Friday.PS4 was launched in November 2013 and as on 22 November, 2015, the company had sold 30.2 million units worldwide, the company said in a statement on 25 November last year.”PS4 continues to be the premier platform for game and interactive entertainment innovation,” Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc, said in the statement.Sony’s nearest rival in the video game consoles business is Microsoft’s XboxOne. Fitch Ratings said along with increased revenues from PS4 sales, Sony’s scaling down of its smartphone and TV businesses should enable it to stabilise earnings.”We expect improved results for the financial year ending March 2016 (FYE16) with an operating EBIT margin of 2.1% (FYE15: -1.1%).””We expect Sony to deleverage over the next 12-24 months, driven mainly by improved profitability and cash generation from its electronics businesses,” it added.The agency said that Sony would find it difficult to overcome the twin challenges of slower growth in global smartphone market and increased competition from low-cost Chinese vendors. “We expect its Mobile profitability to remain fragile as we do not expect Sony’s smartphones to improve on their relatively weak market position,” the ratings agency said.Ratings upgrade The agency said that it has upgraded Sony’s long-term foreign and local-currency issuer default ratings (IDR) and local-currency senior unsecured ratings to ‘BB’ from ‘BB-‘. The short-term foreign and local-currency IDRs have been affirmed at ‘B’, the agency added.last_img read more


first_imgPolice arrested a man in Nangalkot upazila in Cumilla on Saturday for allegedly sexually assaulting a mentally-challenged boy. The arrestee is Javed Hossain, a father of three. He is the son of Yusuf Miah of Mairagaon village in the upazila.Nazrul Islam, officer-in-charge of Nangalkot police station, said Javed called the boy through his daughter when he came out of his maternal grandfather’s house on Thursday afternoon.Later, he took the boy to a nearby tree orchard and committed a sexual assault on him after tying him with rope, he said.As the boy complained of body pain on Friday, family members asked him about the reason and he narrated the incident.Later, a complaint was lodged with the police station and police arrested Javed on Saturday in this regard.The OC said the arrestee will be produced before a court on Sunday while the victim was sent to Comilla Medical College Hospital for medical test.last_img read more


first_img 00:00 /50:32 X Listen On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: As a week of mourning continues for former Pres. George H.W. Bush, we learn about the role his presidential library in College Station is playing in memorializing him.Also this hour: In past weeks we’ve learned about an increase in complications for heart transplant patients at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. Now, another report says liver and lung transplant patients are seeing an increase in deaths there. We learn more from investigators at the Houston Chronicle and ProPublica.Then, we learn how Texas is using settlement money from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.And James Prince explains how his difficult childhood gave him the drive to launch the Houston-based independent label Rap-A-Lot Records. He has a new memoir called The Art & Science of Respect.We offer a daily podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Sharecenter_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: last_img read more


first_imgWorried that your kid’s eyesight might deteriorate because of endless hours spent on smartphones, gaming consoles, computers and tablets? Take heart, spending just two hours a day outdoors, playing any sport in the sunlight, might help, experts suggest. Myopia – also known as nearsightedness and shortsightedness – is a condition of the eye where the light that enters the eye does not directly focus on the retina, but in front of it.This causes the image that one sees – when looking at a distant object – to be out of focus. It does not affect focus when looking at a close object. According to experts, lack of natural light is the key behind the condition. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”The main factor seems to be a lack of exposure to direct sunlight, because children who study a lot and who use computers or smartphones or tablet computers a lot have less opportunity to run around outside and are less exposed to sunshine,” said Annegret Dahlmann-Noor, consultant ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.While stopping or limiting screen time use may be a big task for parents, the best thing to do, say the experts, is to get children playing outside as much as possible.”We know that myopia or short-sightedness is becoming more common,” Chris Hammond, professor at King’s College London.”Protective of myopia development is time outdoors – sport and leisure outdoors are protective of eyesight,” Hammond said.”Probably on average across the week and the weekend, two hours a day outdoors is protective of becoming short-sighted in children,” he noted.last_img read more


first_img Advertisement Japanese league closer Yasuaki Yamazaki doesn’t walk from the bullpen like some chump when he gets the call from his manager to get the final outs of a big win.The Yokohama DeNa Baystars closer rides in on a sports car like the Japanese League Kenny Powers before giving the hometown fans what they came to see. If this was Major League Baseball, he would probably get charged before his first warm up pitch for this little stunt. They just don’t appreciate good showmanship.Nothing says confidence like taking a victory lap before securing the win. The crowd reaction is some Rick Vaughn level stuff from Major League.This is why Japanese baseball is amazing: Yakult Swallows closer Yasuaki Yamazaki comes in from the bullpen on a sports car. pic.twitter.com/Cm19SHZxDa— Joon Lee (@iamjoonlee) June 26, 2017last_img read more


first_img 2 min read Register Now » December 22, 2016 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.center_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Deciding to bring your company public is a big step that can take months of planning.CB Insights, a firm that analyzes tech trends, predicts that 369 companies could have IPOs this year. Individually, the businesses in this IPO pipeline have raised an average of $262 million to this point. Altogether, these companies have raised $86.2 billion in equity financing to date.Related: Go Public or Stay Private? The Endless Debate, Continued.Seventy-three percent of the businesses in the IPO pipeline are internet companies. Mobile and telecommunications is second, but that category has 39 companies on the list compared to the top spot’s 269.The tech companies most likely to seek IPOs this year, according to CB Insights, are Utah-based software company Qualtrics, Zuora, a company that makes software for business subscriptions, meal kit delivery service Blue Apron, security software maker Okta, and Pluralsight, a company based in New Mexico that makes online video tutorials for tech skills.Related: 5 Essential Steps to Prepare for an IPOOut of the 369 IPO pipeline businesses, 54 are based in New York, 21 are based in Massachusetts and 205 are in California. Rounding out the top five are Utah, with 11 companies, and Texas with 10.The report found that that the venture capital firm that most had its finger on the pulse was Andreessen Horowitz. The firm, which has invested in companies such as Airbnb, Buzzfeed and Facebook, had the highest number of IPO pipeline companies in its portfolio that were valued at $1 billion or higher in 2016.last_img read more


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first_imgAfter an offseason filled with transfer rumors involving his name, Costa Rica’s Keylor Navas had fans buzzing again Saturday when the Real Madrid faithful at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium chanted his name during Madrid’s 5-0 win over league rival Real Betis.Navas’ acrobatic effort to stop a penalty kick in the 60th minute helped Los Merengues keep their opponents scoreless on the young season following last week’s 0-0 tie with Sporting Gijón.The Costa Rican goalkeeper started off his brilliant home debut by putting a stop to a promising goal-scoring opportunity for Real Betis when he dove out of the box to steal the ball from the striker’s feet.https://vine.co/v/eIe2Mi0qzxtGoals from a trio of Madrid’s expensive set of forwards – Gareth Bale, James Rodríguez, and Karim Benzema – put the game out of reach early on for the overwhelmed Betis, beginning with Bale’s second minute goal.But “San Keylor,” who remains the team’s best option at goalie, was not to be outdone by his teammates. In the second half, Navas made an excellent diving save on Rubén Castro’s penalty kick that made Santiago Bernabéu Stadium erupt in cheers.https://vine.co/v/eIiaFxlIJrMConstant rumors linking Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea to his hometown club still persist despite Navas’ dominant play thus far. ESPN reported Saturday that Manchester may offer De Gea 65 million euros in a trade for Bale at the last-minute before the transfer deadline ends on Tuesday. Facebook Comments Related posts:Keylor Navas puts on a show in Real Madrid win Keylor Navas’ coach at Real Madrid sacked, Spanish media report WATCH: Keylor Navas makes two incredible saves, extends historic shutout streak WATCH: Keylor Navas takes flight to make a miraculous diving save ENCUESTA | Visto el rendimiento de Keylor Navas… ¿debe fichar el Real Madrid a David de Gea? RT SÍFAV NO pic.twitter.com/xaeYWG9adS— Carrusel Deportivo (@carrusel) August 29, 2015last_img read more


first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterBook now for NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2016 at one of the 387 participating restaurants. In its 24th year, NYC Restaurant Week takes place this summer from 25 July through 19 August and features 49 new restaurants.“With nearly 400 participating restaurants to choose from in over 40 neighbourhoods serving more than 30 cuisines, there are more options than ever for diners to eat up in the dining capital of the world,” said Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company. “Supporting one of NYC’s most important industries, NYC Restaurant Week boosts business during a typically slower season while providing diners the perfect reason to experience new restaurants or return to their favourites at a fraction of the cost.”NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2016 by the numbers:Three-course prix-fixe lunches for $29Three-course prix-fixe dinners for $42Record-setting 387 participating restaurants30 plus cuisines49 new restaurants and 338 returning restaurantsMore than 40 neighbourhoods in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island26 days (25 July – 19 August)More than 29,000 posts on Instagram using #NYCRestaurantWeekAmong the restaurants participating in NYC Restaurant Week for the first time are Alfredo 100, Almond Tribeca, American Cut Midtown, Bagatelle, Beaubourg at Le District, Becco, Black Barn Restaurant, Bobo, Bocca Di Bacco in Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen, Brasserie Séoul, Bull and Bear Prime Steakhouse, Buttermilk Channel, Capri Ristorante, Charlie Palmer at the Knick, Chazz Palminteri Ristorante Italiano, City Crab Shack, Club A Steakhouse, Craft Restaurant, Danji, Empire Steak House East 50th Street, Frankie & Johnnie’s Steakhouse West 46th Street, Goggan, Il Postino, Il Riccio, Irvington Bar + Restaurant, John Dory Oyster Bar, Kingside, La Chine, La Pecora Bianca, Lincoln Square Steak, Megu, Mulino a Vino, Osteria Laguna, Perrine, Reserve Cut, Rowland’s Bar & Grill, Sabbia at Birreria, Strand Bistro, Sushi Seki Bar & Oysters, The Breslin Bar & Dining Room, The Clocktower, The Shakespeare. Tuome, Vandal, Vaucluse, Virginia’s, Wollensky’s Grill and Zero Otto Nove.The first and largest dining program of its kind, NYC Restaurant Week welcomes back longstanding participating restaurants such as 21 Club, Delmonico’s, Shun Lee Palace, Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse, Nobu, Tribeca Grill, Tavern on The Green and the Russian Tea Room.“Summer is a festive time in NYC, and our culinary community provides an engaging setting for our guests and their families, friends, and colleagues to have a meaningful dining experience. We look forward to providing the quality, variety, and hospitality that makes New York City the dining capital of the world,” said Tracy Nieporent, Chairman of NYC & Company’s Restaurant Committee.Returning this summer is an exclusive offer for American Express Card Members. Card Members can enrol any eligible American Express Card, use their Card to spend $35 or more at any participating restaurant and get a $5 statement credit up to four times.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more


first_imgFort Worth, Texas – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineAmerican Airlines (AA) and British Airways (BA) recently announced the opening of the joint Admirals Club lounge at Denver International Airport. This new club is the airlines’ first joint lounge since entering into a joint business agreement to share revenue, coordinate networks and schedules and cooperate commercially on routes between North America and Europe.“The joint lounge in Denver is another way AA and BA are providing more seamless customer service as part of the airlines’ transatlantic joint business,” said Nancy Knipp, American’s President – Admirals Club. “In addition to featuring a wide array of state-of-the-art amenities in an enhanced lounge setting, we’ve simplified the connection process for travelers by relocating the Denver Admirals Club from Terminal C to Terminal A – the terminal from which both AA and BA operate.”In celebration of the new Denver lounge, American is offering a $75 discount on new Admirals Club memberships when purchased at the Denver Admirals Club between now and Jan. 31. Individual Admirals Club memberships for new members range from $350 to $500 annually. AAdvantage miles can also be used to purchase Admirals Club memberships. One Day Passes are available for $50 and may be purchased online, at self-service check-in machines, or any Admirals Club location.“The joint business permits AA and BA to improve our customers’ travel experience by offering more access to better fares, coordinated schedules on joint routes and more flight choices,” said Steve Clark, British Airways Senior Vice President Customer Service – Americas. “The new joint lounge provides another customer touchpoint where our representatives can offer seamless, premium service to all AA and BA customers alike.”Conveniently located at the north end of Terminal A, the Denver club is easily accessible via the Jeppesen pedestrian bridge or the Denver International Airport train. Both AA and BA operate from Terminal A, which simplifies the connection process for travelers.The newly opened 5,115 square foot space incorporates rustic and organic elements that reflect the unique characteristics of Colorado. Upon entering the club, customers are greeted in a reception area composed of chiseled stone walls, curved glass panels and back-lit resin panels. The facility offers seating for 124 guests and includes a cell-phone-free quiet zone featuring comfortable chairs with ottomans. Visitors to the club also can enjoy the walk-up Cyber Café with HP TouchSmart PCs, new flat-panel TVs, a conference room and a children’s area featuring a flat-panel TV and HP PC, both with age-appropriate programming.In addition, the lounge offers an expanded multi-functional Business Center including work stations with new HP Compaq dc7900 PCs as well as fax service, copier and global printing solution powered by PrinterOn. Guests can submit print jobs via e-mail or webpage uploads from any location and retrieve them in the lounge.Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for: –Admirals Club members –One-Day Pass holders –AA, BA and Iberia (IB) oneworld customers who have a travel segment on IB or BA –Customers traveling on an AA international flight with a full-fare First or Business Class ticketHigh-speed Wi-Fi access is available through a subscription to T-Mobile for all other visitors.Visitors to the Admirals Club lounge can also take advantage of complimentary alcoholic beverages, including house wines, beer and well liquors, in addition to complimentary coffee, tea, soft drinks and juices. Premium liquors, wine and beer are available for purchase. A selection of AmoraTM fresh food items, including fresh salads, sandwiches, hot entrees and small bites are available to enjoy in the club or for carry-out.The renovated and jointly-operated Denver club will employ both AA and BA premium service representatives to better serve customer needs. The Denver Admirals Club lounge is open daily from 5:15 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.American, a founding member of the global oneworld® Alliance, operates more than 40 Admirals Club locations and four Flagship Lounge locations in airports throughout the world. The company continues to focus on reinvesting in its products and services with lounge refurbishments. For example, American recently announced plans to build a brand-new Admirals Club lounge at San Francisco International Airport as part of the airline’s terminal move, and also completed extensive renovations to its London Heathrow Admirals Club and Flagship Lounge facilities in May and to its Boston Admirals Club in July.www.aa.com/admiralsclubwww.britishairways.com/travel/loungeslast_img read more


first_imgMain opposition Akel said on Tuesday that ruling party leader Averof Neophytou must think twice before making reference to foreign states, especially UN Security Council members, a day after the Russian embassy issued a statement suggesting he was acting on behalf of other countries in trying to ruin relations between Moscow and Nicosia.The embassy’s reaction came a day after Neophytou gave an interview in which he said Russia, perceived as a staunch supporter of Cyprus, was looking towards Turkey for political and energy reasons.The DISY chief also reiterated his party’s position that Cyprus belonged to the West.“Russia, which has been supportive towards Cyprus so far, has many more interests and is eying Turkey, not only for political but also for energy reasons,” Neophytou told Phileleftheros.He said it was logical for them to look after their national interests and no country would support another instead of them.“When we understand this we will make better analyses and see things better,” he said. “So, I don’t see that the USA suddenly fell in love with Cyprus. On one hand they don’t want an increase of Russian influence in our neighbourhood and on the other they want development of the Eastern Mediterranean basin’s energy resources.”Moscow’s reaction came on Monday evening through a news release in which it reiterated that its long-standing stance on Cyprus had not changed.“Moreover, our contacts with Ankara play into the hands of Cypriots, since they make it possible to bring this position directly to the Turkish leadership,” the embassy said. “Apparently, some partners of the Republic of Cyprus would like to drive a wedge between Russia and Cyprus in order to deter Russia in the Eastern Mediterranean region.”Akel found Moscow’s reaction “justified” since Neophytou was the leader of the ruling party.“He must be twice as careful in his references to foreign states, especially a member of the UN Security Council, with which our country has always had excellent relations,” AKEL, a nominally communist party said.The party questioned what DISY aimed at by disputing Russia’s clear positions on Cyprus.Akel said history showed that Cyprus would not benefit from attaching itself to the US or anyone else.Cyprus, the party said, must develop relations with all countries and maintain positions of principle on international issues.“Even inside the EU, our interest and duty are not to accept anything someone promotes without judgement, but to put forward positions of principle.”You May LikeHealevateTeenagers Destroy 320,000,000 Years Of History In A Few SecondsHealevateUndoPetGentleIf Your Dog Loves Barking, You Need This…PetGentleUndoHealthZapSinkhole Reveals A Weird Hidden Room Beneath A Family’s GarageHealthZapUndo Famagusta municipality says Varosha entry goes against UN regulationsUndoMorphou bishop now claims gay men have a ‘nasty smell’UndoBritish woman who claimed gang-rape taken to courtUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more


first_imgCyprus ranks first in the absorption of funds from the European Social Fund in 2018, the ministry of labour said on Saturday.According to data provided by the European Commission concerning the European Social Fund, Cyprus that absorbed 49 per cent or €56.2m out of a total of € 114.3m, ranks first in relation to the other EU member states in 2018, followed by Luxembourg with 46 per cent and Greece with 41 per cent.Cyprus, through four national programmes, benefits from the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) funding of €917m. This, according to EC data, represents an average of €1,069 euro per person from the EU budget over the period 2014-2020.The country’s budget for 2014-2020 is around €1.17 bn.Funding from the European Social Fund accounted for 11.5 per cent of all the funds that Cyprus received from these European funds.The European Social Fund is Europe’s main instrument for investing in people as it helps individuals find employment or create businesses, supports disadvantaged groups, improves education and makes public services more efficient. You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more