iVOOMi launches two new affordable smartphones

first_imgChinese electronic major iVOOMi on Tuesday launched its second series of flagship smartphones — i1 and i1s — with dual rear camera at Rs 5,999 and Rs 7,499, respectively.”i1″ and “i1s” are packed with 2GB RAM+16GB ROM and 3GB RAM+32GB ROM specification, respectively, that can be expanded up to 128GB on both the devices. They are also equipped with 3000mAh battery and run Android 7.0 Nougat.Both the devices comes with the screen size of 5.45-inch (13.84 cm) HD Infinity Edge Display (18:9 Screen Ratio).”We are extremely excited to introduce ‘i1’ and ‘i1s’ as our second flagship series that resonates with a large segment of users across the country,” Ashwin Bhandari, CEO, iVOOMi, India said in a statement.The devices sports 13MP+2MP dual rear camera with soft flash and auto-focus along with 8MP selfie camera.Flipkart will have the first flash sale for both the devices on January 10 at 12 pm. As a launch offer, “i1s” will be available at Rs 6,999.last_img read more

Nadal to open 1st branch of his tennis academy in Mexico

first_imgManacor (Spain), Oct 23 (IANS) Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal, currently world No.1, announced on Tuesday that he will open a branch of his tennis academy at a resort hotel in Mexico next month, which will be his academy’s first expansion abroad.Set to be located in a tourist complex on the Caribbean coast near the city of Cancun, the venture will be a branch of the Rafa Nadal Sports Centre located in Manacor, Nadal’s hometown on the Balearic island of Mallorca, reports Efe.”It is our first expansion outside (Manacor) and for all of us and for me it is a reason for satisfaction and pride,” Nadal said during a press conference at his academy.The Mexican centre is to consist of eight tennis courts, one padel court, a gym and a museum at a hotel owned by the Palladium Hotel Group, whose CEO Abel Matutes Prats is also from the Balearic islands.Nadal announced the opening of the new branch alongside Matutes, as well as Nadal’s uncle and former coach, Toni Nadal, his current coach, Carlos Moya, his father, Sebastian Nadal and other figures responsible for the operation of his academy.Nadal explained that running the academy “has been very important work, but as I always say, everything is improvable. It is not easy to manage the lives of 120 young people who trust us to improve not only their tennis level, but also personal level with studies that are demanding,” Nadal added.Nadal said he plans to reappear next week at the Paris Masters tennis tournament, once he overcomes his right knee injury that forced him to retire in the US Open semi-finals against Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro on September 7.–IANStri/bgadvertisementlast_img read more

Taylor Decker Tweets At Jaylon Smith, Says He’d Never Try To Injure Another Player

first_imgDetroit Lions offensive lineman Taylor DeckerBALTIMORE, MD – DECEMBER 3: Offensive tackle Taylor Decker #68 of the Detroit Lions looks on from the bench against the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on December 3, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame’s star junior linebacker, suffered what looked like a devastating leg injury during today’s Fiesta Bowl loss to Ohio State. Smith injured himself trying to regain his balance after taking a shove from Ohio State offensive lineman Taylor Decker near the end of the play. Some thought Decker committed a cheap shot, considering Smith wasn’t near the ball and the play was basically over. However, the veteran lineman took to Twitter a little while ago to clarify what happened. Decker tweeted at Smith, saying he’d never try to injure another player and didn’t intend to put him at risk. @JaeeSmiff9ENT pic.twitter.com/iNsILFwZjB— Taylor Decker (@TDeck68) January 2, 2016This is a very classy move on Decker’s part. The play didn’t look malicious, even if the two players were engaged away from the ball.last_img read more

Jim Harbaugh Retracts, Apologizes For Comments On Colin Kaepernick

first_imgJim Harbaugh addresses a group of reporters.Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh apologized on Twitter shortly after commenting on the motivation behind Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest.Earlier today, Jim Harbaugh said he “didn’t respect the motivation” behind San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit down during the national anthem on Friday night.Kaepernick, who played for Harbaugh in San Fran from 2011-14, explained his decision on multiple occasions, saying it revolved around the treatment of black people and people of color in the U.S.“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game against Green Bay. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”Just minutes after his initial comments on Kaepernick went public –and caused some criticism on social media–Jim Harbaugh apologized on his favorite medium.I apologize for misspeaking my true sentiments. To clarify, I support Colin’s motivation. It’s his method of action that I take exception to— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) August 29, 2016Looking at the responses to Harbaugh’s tweet, some have accepted his apology, others haven’t and some are wondering why he apologized in the first place. Seems like the man can’t help causing a stir even when he doesn’t intend to.last_img read more

Scott Frost Has Brutally Honest Comment On Nebraska’s Expectations

first_imgScott Frost coaching Nebraska against Minnesota.LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 20: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers talks with the team during a break in the game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Memorial Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Expectations are high for Nebraska’s football program heading into the 2019 college football season. The Huskers, despite finishing 4-8 last year, enter the year ranked in the Associated Press preseason top 25 poll. Some are picking Scott Frost’s team to win the Big Ten West Division.A lot of head coaches might try to push back against high expectations. Scott Frost is not most head coaches, though.Frost loves the high expectations. Nebraska’s head coach thinks the expectations have been too low in Lincoln.“I actually think it’s good for our football team. I think expectations have been way too low in Lincoln for way too long,” Frost told Big Ten Network. “I actually think it’s good for our football team. I think expectations have been way too low in Lincoln for way too long.”– @coach_frost, on @HuskerFBNation’s high expectations pic.twitter.com/yyHFP61c4y— Nebraska On BTN (@NebraskaOnBTN) August 20, 2019Nebraska fans have to love hearing that.It’s been a while since the Huskers have been among college football’s elite, but Frost is clearly motivated to fix that as soon as possible.With Adrian Martinez looking like a potential Heisman Trophy candidate, it might not take very long, either.last_img read more

Cammell Laird to Build USD 307 Million Research Ship

first_imgzoom The U.K. government has selected the domestic shipbuilder Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, as the preferred bidder to build a GBP 200 million (USD 307.2m) polar research ship.The decision follows a 12-month competitive tender process that involved bids from companies in the U.K., Europe and the Far East.The shipyard is expected to cut steel in autumn 2016 and deliver the polar research vessel ready for operation by 2019.The new polar research ship, which will be operated by British Antarctic Survey and deployed in both Antarctica and the Arctic, will be able to endure up to 60 days in sea-ice to enable scientists to gather more observations and data.The ship will be the first British-built polar research vessel with a heli-deck to open up new locations for science. Robotic submarines and marine gliders will collect data on ocean conditions and marine biology and deliver it to scientists working in the ship’s on-board laboratories.Airborne robots and on-board environmental monitoring systems will provide detailed information on the surrounding polar environment.Funding for the new polar research ship was announced in April 2014 as part of the U.K. government’s science capital programme. Cammell Laird has been selected by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) through a full competitive procurement process.”The new contract, which will be finalised later this year, is expected to secure 400 jobs at Cammell Laird and a further 100 jobs within the local supply chain,” Cammell Laird Chief Executive John Syvret said.”Cammell Laird has a very successful apprenticeship scheme and would plan to recruit 60 apprentices throughout the term of the contract. Being selected as the preferred bidder in a global tender to undertake such an exciting and major infrastructure project is fantastic news for our workforce, the local region and the UK. We look forward to helping the UK explore the depths of the ocean and push the boundaries of UK science.”Image: British Antarctic Surveylast_img read more

Publication des études sur la sécurité des autoroutes 101 103 et 104

first_img la conception la signalisation la végétation la vitesse le débit de circulation les données sur les collisions d’autres facteurs Le ministère débutera immédiatement la mise en œuvre des recommandations qui pourront être incluses aux activités d’entretien du printemps et de l’été. Les autres recommandations seront intégrées dans un plan d’action qui sera élaboré au cours des prochains mois. Les rapports peuvent être consultés en ligne au https://novascotia.ca/tran/secure/highwaysafetyreview.asp (en anglais seulement). Le public peut soumettre ses commentaires en remplissant le formulaire en ligne ou en envoyant un courriel à l’adresse tpwpaff@novascotia.ca. Le gouvernement a publié aujourd’hui 28 avril les résultats des études sur la sécurité des autoroutes 101, 103 et 104. Les résultats incluent plusieurs façon d’améliorer la sécurité routière ainsi que des recommandations à court et à moyen terme, ainsi qu’une recommandation à long terme visant l’expansion ou l’élargissement à quatre voies de certaines sections. « Les gens peuvent avoir confiance que les autoroutes sont sécuritaires, a dit Geoff MacLellan, ministre des Transports et du Renouvellement de l’infrastructure. Toutefois, nous avons demandé aux consultants d’examiner de façon approfondie et spécifique ces sections des autoroutes, et de formuler des recommandations visant à les rendre encore plus sécuritaires. » « Nous sommes d’accord avec les conclusions des consultants, et j’ai demandé au personnel d’élaborer un plan d’action pour la mise en œuvre de ces recommandations. » On a demandé aux auteurs des rapports d’examiner tous les aspects des autoroutes, notamment :last_img read more

Ryan Goslings got game Mapping the Canadian actors careful trajectory to Oscar

first_img Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment In a segment for CBC News, a pre-teen Gosling gushes about the talent of the other child performers on the show and attributes his inclusion to “luck” — the beginnings of a modest public persona he would exhibit for years to come.1999: Young HerculesA tall and skinny 17-year-old Gosling might not have the brawn of the son of Zeus, but in this teen series, he gets to flex his leading-man muscles. Award-winning material it is not, but the series is highly publicized due to the 1990s craze for low-budget superhero fare (Xena: The Warrior Princess, Hercules). The series’ remarkably ambitious filming schedule is now studied in film production courses: four episodes were filmed at a time instead of one — a lesson in discipline and endurance for young Gosling. Facebook Advertisement 2004: The Notebook“If you’re a bird, I’m a bird.” Gosling flaps his arms like a bird for co-star Rachel McAdams in The Notebook and begets a flock of devoted female fans along the way. The box office success of the film based on the Nicholas Sparks novel is also helped by the explosive chemistry of Gosling and fellow Canadian McAdams.center_img Login/Register With: Advertisement Canadian actor Ryan Gosling seems poised to join the ranks of Hollywood’s superstars with his Oscar-nominated role in La La Land and some highly anticipated, big budget films on the way.But the publicity-leery Gosling has forged a careful career path, built on unusual role choices and avoidance of overexposure. Here are eight seminal moments that made Gosling the (reluctant) movie star he is today:1993: The All New Mickey-Mouse ClubA 12-year-old, London, Ont.-born, Cornwall, Ont.-raised Ryan Gosling is cast in The All New Disney Mickey Mouse Club. The series, filmed in Florida, is short-lived but becomes famous in hindsight for churning out some of the biggest entertainers of a generation: Gosling, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Keri Russell. Advertisementlast_img read more

First Nations deserve revenues from resources Atleo

first_imgAPTN National NewsAssembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo has been talking about holding a meeting with the Crown for quite some time.And he got his wish Tuesday.But, was the outcome everything Atleo hoped for?APTN National News anchor Michael Hutchinson sat down with the national chief for an interview in Ottawa.last_img

Algerians Attack Miss Algeria 2019 over Color of Her Skin

Rabat – Khadidja Benhamou, a young woman from Adrar in southern Algeria, has experienced “racist” remarks after she won the title of “Miss Algeria 2019.” Benhamou won over 16 other finalists in the beauty pageant on Friday, January 4. When asked about the pageant’s selection criteria, Benhamou said that they were based on “benevolence, manners, education, intelligence, and humanitarian spirit.”Many Algerian commenters on Facebook and Twitter, however, criticized Benhamou’s appearance, mainly her skin color and the judges’ choice. Stop bullying her! She’s pretty and got the title! Deal with it.. #MissAlgeria #ملكة_جمال_الجزائر #خديجة_بن_حمو pic.twitter.com/5Y7C0JUNrc— Ranine Chaar (@RanineChaar) 6 January 2019“خديجة بن حمو” تتوج بلقب ملكة جمال الجزائر 2019 ..شاهدوا ماذا قالت بعد الاعلان عن تتويجها باللقب؟! pic.twitter.com/7fDF2AUDNl— EL BILAD – البلاد (@El_Bilade) 5 January 2019Other commenters condemned the criticism as racist behavior against the young woman, defending and admiring her unique “Saharan beauty.”One commenter wrote “[You all] can’t be making fun of her nose, hair and skin complexion and say it’s not racist.”Read Also: Iman Oubou Becomes First Moroccan Member of Miss Universe JuryAnother defended Benhamou, arguing that diversity is the essence of beauty. Benhamou is the first dark-skinned woman to win the Algerian beauty pageant.In an interview with Algerian media at the crowning ceremony, Benhamou said that she hopes to work on humanitarian and charitable projects.Benhamou will begin a mission to represent her country globally through humanitarian work. read more

Annan to visit Middle East to try to bolster parties compliance with

Mr. Annan will travel first to Brussels to attend Friday’s meeting of European foreign ministers to promote contributions of troops to the expanded UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), his spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters today at UN Headquarters in New York.The Secretary-General will then head to Lebanon and Israel to meet senior officials of both countries to encourage them to implement their commitments under Resolution 1701, adopted unanimously by the Council on 11 August to end the month-long conflict in the Middle East.That resolution calls for both sides to “support a permanent ceasefire and a long-term solution” to the conflict while respecting several principles, including ensuring that the area between the Blue Line and the Litani river in southern Lebanon is free of any armed personnel and weapons other than those of the Lebanese armed forces and UNIFIL.Mr. Dujarric said Mr. Annan will also visit the Palestinian territories, Qatar, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan, and is likely to head to Syria and Iran as well, with the sequence of stops yet to be determined.Responding to a question from reporters, Mr. Dujarric said the issue of Israel’s sea blockade of Lebanon would be raised during Mr. Annan’s visit, adding that it is important that Lebanon be able to use its ports freely so that commercial activity and regular traffic can resume.In another development, the Secretary-General’s high-level delegation on the issue held talks today in Berlin with Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and other senior officials.Mr. Annan’s Special Political Adviser Vijay Nambiar and his Special Envoy Terje Roed-Larsen have already visited Israel and Lebanon during their trip. read more

Westermo supplies robust network solution for Czech coal mine

first_imgIn times of increasing digitisation of industrial processes, the importance of robust and reliable data communications is becoming more evident. The communication network is often critical to operations and failure to get data from A to B can have serious impact on production. Data networks supporting monitoring and control systems within mining applications require a special kind of robustness. Not only do the operating conditions include fluctuating temperatures, dust and dirt, but there is also constant vibration, which is extremely tough on network devices and cables. The sheer size of an open-pit mine makes it difficult to maintain a data network and the need to constantly move mining equipment puts a considerable stress on the network cables.At Vršany Lom, one of the largest mines in the Czech Republic, all of these challenges have been overcome with the implementation of robust industrial networking technology from Westermo. Vršany Lom is a brown coal surface quarry located in the North Bohemian coal basin near the town of Most. The site is mined by Vršanská uhelná a.s., which is a part of the Sev.en group, a major European mining company responsible for the largest coal reserves in the Czech Republic.Over the course of an eight-year period, Marek Hudský, chief technical engineer at Vršanská uhelná a.s., has strived to create the perfect monitoring and control system and supporting data communications network.“The communications network is my responsibility and something I have designed, built and improved over many years,” explains Marek. “The continuous improvements have made a massive impact to overall production. The average time to transport the coal from the mine to the collection site has been reduced from 25 minutes to less than four minutes. On an annual basis this adds up to an extra month’s worth of production.”“This significant improvement has been achieved by reducing network downtime, which previously was very common and required many hours of maintenance. Today, interruptions to production due to network issues are rare.”The Vršany Lom open-pit quarry covers an enormous area and mining takes place at several locations simultaneously. The coal is extracted using large bucket wheel excavators and loaded onto kilometer long conveyor belts that transport it to the collection site. Some sections of the conveyors are permanently positioned, whilst others are moved as the digging location changes.The entire network is now running entirely on Westermo WeOS-powered devices, consisting of 60 Westermo Lynx switches and 40 Wolverine Ethernet extenders. The data communication equipment and cabling are installed along the conveyor belts. This connects several hundred sensors that provide critical operational data to the central SCADA system, which helps to ensure safe and effective mining. Fibre optic cables are located inside the permanent conveyors, with the Lynx switches installed in substations at set points along the conveyor belts. The fibre network is configured in a ring topology with Westermo’s FRNT super-fast ring reconfiguration protocol providing network reconfiguration times of less than 20 ms.“The fibre network works flawlessly. The switches and cables have been in operation for quite a while now and have required very little maintenance,” explains Marek. “The real challenge is the data communication closer to the actual mining. This is where operating conditions are really tough due to continuous vibration and electromagnetic interference from the machines. Also, because the equipment needs to be constantly moved this exposes the cabling to constant wear and tear.”“We have been familiar with Westermo technology since the days of short haul modems,” said Marek. “We knew they produced high quality products and when first introduced to the Wolverine Ethernet Extender we were immediately interested. At that point we were using a custom-made communication device, which was not really suitable for a tough mining environment. It caused regular network downtime, maintenance and production standstills, which was a completely unsustainable situation.”“The first thing that appealed to me about the Wolverine was that was able to provide reliable data communication over regular twisted pair copper cables,” said Marek. “We use copper cables because they can withstand a lot more abuse than fibre before failing, however, when the digging location changes cabling is often bent, cut and sliced, which can reduce the quality of signal. . Despite this we are still able to achieve reliable data communication thanks to the Wolverine device which enables reliable communication even if the copper cabling is not in pristine condition. Secondly, the device had the robust characteristics that are needed to operate reliably in this type of environment. Finally, the Wolverine offered a lot of functionality, such as super-fast ring reconfiguration, LLDP and SNMP that enabled both a very technically advanced and very robust network solution.”“It has been quite a long process of continued improvement to get to where we are right now with the network in terms of functionality and reliability. Last year, I replaced the remaining legacy devices. We are now running the network entirely using Westermo WeOS-powered products and I am very pleased with the overall performance,” said Marek.“We have always looked for that next improvement that will further strengthen the resilience of the monitoring and control system. By selecting Westermo products and utilising the WeOS operating system to its full capacity, Vršanská uhelná will now see many years of robust and trouble-free data communications.”last_img read more

Google Glass XE10 update to finally open the door to Glassware apps

first_imgGoogle Glass is about to get one of its biggest updates yet. That’s right, Glass is finally getting the long-awaited ability for users to install third party apps.Google’s wearable computer has improved dramatically since we first started writing about it on here at Geek.com. As promised, every month the Glass developer team has delivered updates to the platform. Each of those updates has not only brought new features, but also improved the usability of the device.Battery life has been extended, camera quality has been improved, and connection stability with smartphones has stabilized, all marking points of focus for the Glass team’s efforts. The project has clearly used their 10,000+ bed of beta users well, and improved their product dramatically in the process. This next update, which will be XE10 on Explorer Edition headsets, will be the most significant update yet for both developers and users. Glassware is finally landing.In true Google fashion, developers have been making the trek to Mountain View, signing NDAs, and been given space in the Googleplex to work with the Glass team so that their newly built Glassware apps will be available at launch.Multiple sources have now confirmed to Geek.com that the update offers developers access to the sensors in Glass for use in motion tracking and development. Developers will also be able to create their own voice commands through Glassware, giving the user the ability to launch the app from the “OK Glass” menu if they so choose.Google has typically released the Glass update within the first half of each month, and it is looking like October will be no exception. The update will include a launch announcement from Google in which the app developers they have been working with will also be able to announce their apps for the platform.As it was explained at Google I/O this past year, Glassware isn’t meant to replace the existing Mirror APIs for most developers. Glassware gives developers who absolutely need it, like video game developers who are already building Glass apps that you can sideload, access to the proper tools for the best experience.Month by month, Google brings Glass one step closer to being a viable platform that will make sense to average users, and bring wearable computing further into the mainstream.last_img read more

Statehired vet shot more than 150 deer in Cork wildlife park over

first_img By Darragh McDonagh Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share160 Tweet Email5 33,490 Views Friday 6 Sep 2019, 6:30 AM https://jrnl.ie/4797341 Short URL Sep 6th 2019, 6:30 AM Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie State-hired vet shot more than 150 deer in Cork wildlife park over last four years The marksman was paid on a ‘keep-what-you-kill basis’. Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie 54 Comments THE OFFICE OF Public Works (OPW) hired a marksman to shoot and kill more than 150 farmed deer at Doneraile Park in Co Cork, one of the country’s most-visited tourist attractions.The deer, which are kept in wild enclosures on the 400-acre estate, were shot over the course of five culls carried out in the past four years. A total of 144 deer were left in the herd at the end of 2018.The state agency’s practice of shooting animals as a means of population control caused controversy earlier this year after it emerged that 263 deer had been shot in Phoenix Park over a three-year period.The carcasses of those animals were sold to meat suppliers by the OPW for a total of €22,756. The matter was raised in the Dáil and attracted criticism last January and February.Records released under the Freedom of Information Act have now revealed that a marksman was also hired by the agency to shoot deer at Doneraile Park near Mallow, which attracts nearly 500,000 visitors annually.The animals were shot by a Dublin-based veterinarian on a keep-what-you-kill basis: he received just €340 over the four years, but was entitled to retain the carcasses of the culled deer in lieu of payment.Carcasses from culls in Phoenix Park were sold by the OPW for an average of €96 per animal in 2016 and 2017.A total of 151 deer were shot at Doneraile Park during five culls since 2015, killing 98 sika deer and 53 fallow deer. The sex of the animals that were culled were not recorded.Nine deer died of natural causes during the same period, according to OPW. There were 144 animals remaining in the herd at the end of last year – 60 sika, 31 fallow and 53 red deer.Last weekend, it was reported that the minister with responsibility for the OPW, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, was committed to finding a “gentler” method of population control. His office did not respond to a request for comment.A spokesperson for the National Animal Rights Association (NARA), who met with OPW officials in April to discuss possible alternatives to culling, said they were “appalled” that the practice was also in place at Doneraile Park.“We are appalled to learn of yet another unnecessary deer culling going on in this country,” she said.“We are absolutely delighted to hear that Minister Moran is taking the issue seriously and seeking alternatives… Ireland is changing for the better, and thankfully the public will no longer tolerate the horrendous slaughter of these animals just because the OPW find killing deer their preferred choice of population control.”Doneraile Park is one of Ireland’s most-visited free-entry tourist attractions, surpassing the National Museum of Ireland and Fota Wildlife Park in terms of visitor numbers.The property was home to Sir William St Leger, lord deputy of Munster in 1692. It remained in the St Leger family for 13 generations until it was sold to the state in 1969.The OPW did not respond to queries regarding the culls.last_img read more

53 of employers cannot afford nonperformancerelated benefits

first_imgMore than half (53%) of employer respondents cannot afford to provide non-performance-related benefits because their organisation does not have sufficient budget, according to research by One4all Rewards.Its survey of 1,024 UK employees and 476 UK employers also found that 10% of employer respondents are currently making use of the tax exemption on trivial benefits. Trivial benefits are defined as those where: the cost of providing the benefit does not exceed £50 (or the average cost per employee if a benefit is provided to a group of employees and it is impracticable to work out the exact cost per person); the benefit is not cash or a cash voucher; the employee is not entitled to the benefit as part of any contractual obligation, including under salary sacrifice arrangements; and the benefit is not provided in recognition of particular services performed by the employee as part of their employment duties.The research also found:83% of employer respondents want to give regular bonuses and rewards to their employees in order to boost morale, motivation and loyalty.22% of employer respondents are aware of the tax relief available on trivial benefits, and 11% are planning to make use of them before the end of the current tax year.48% of employee respondents believe that receiving trivial benefits would improve their morale, 35% say it would make them feel more loyal to the organisation, and 31% think receiving these benefits would motivate them to work harder.62% of employee respondents feel that a gift voucher or card which allows them to choose their own reward would have the biggest impact on their attitude towards work.47% of employee respondents say that they would appreciate a bonus or reward which is not linked to their performance at Christmas, 32% would like to receive a bonus after a particularly busy period at work, and 26% would like to be given a bonus or reward on their birthday.Alan Smith (pictured), UK managing director at One4All Rewards, said: “There is lots of potential for British businesses to offer non-performance related benefits to their staff under the latest [HM Revenue and Customs] changes to the workplace benefits rule.“The changes to the workplace benefits rule have been introduced to help businesses similar to those we surveyed, which have limited budgets to reward their employees. We can see from the research that only a small proportion of businesses are currently making use of the tax exemption on trivial benefits, however, 11% of UK bosses are intending to make use of the tax exemption before the end of their tax year.“As Christmas was highlighted as the top season [employees] would like to receive a benefit, now is the perfect time for business leaders to consider making the most of the tax exemptions on non-performance-related trivial benefits.”last_img read more

Baby giraffe makes debut at Zoo Miami

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A baby giraffe has made its debut at Zoo Miami in Southwest Miami-Dade.The female calf, born last week at the zoo, walked out into its exhibit alongside its mother and fellow giraffes for the first time, Friday.The newborn was being held inside a holding area, so it could have time to bond with its mother and slowly get introduced to the rest of the herd.The giraffe does not have a name yet, but the little one is already a huge hit.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

9 great reads from CNET this week

first_img Tags Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors • 0 Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? The end of the year is near, even if the news cycle doesn’t seem to have noticed. GoFundMe returned more than $400,000 after learning one of the site’s campaigns was a scam. Fortnite, the shoot-’em-up video game, is reportedly set to turn a cool $3 billion in profit this year. And Silicon Valley billionaire Reid Hoffman apologized for unwittingly funding an Alabama disinformation campaign. If you missed any of the action, now’s your chance to catch up. And don’t worry… there’ll be plenty more in 2019. You thought the net neutrality fight was over? Think againTime’s run out to restore the rules using a legislative loophole. The fight, however, is far from over. Sarah Tew/CNET From NASA to SpaceX, 2018 was a great year for space news The launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket headlined a year of marvelous space milestones. deyhrbkvqaau6kd Virgin Galactic Here’s why Cher’s was the must-follow Twitter account of the yearThe global superstar is the antithesis of all the wrong types of tweeters. "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" - UK Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals Samir Hussein/Getty Images From iPhone XR to Galaxy S9, we just had the best year for phones ever Phones were fast, powerful and brimming with exciting features. The 2019 crop will likely be better. i-phone-xs-i-phone-xs-max-1 Angela Lang/CNET Facebook Watch may have been the best part of the social network’s bad year But it wasn’t that great. Jessica Miglio Jessica Miglio Google employees found voice in protest this yearYou’ll likely hear more. Google Walkout Me Too Protest James Martin/CNET Google Home’s 2018 in reviewOwning the smart home. google-home-hub-9 Chris Monroe/CNET Fighting fake news on social media is going to get harderThe shift to messaging and ephemeral content will prove challenging. FRANCE-INTERNET-COMPANY-STOCKS-FACEBOOK Joel Saget / AFP/Getty Images The best cars we drove in 2018You’ll want to drive ’em all. 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Steven Ewing/Roadshow ‘Hello, humans’: Google’s Duplex could make Assistant the most lifelike AI yet. Infowars and Silicon Valley: Everything you need to know about the tech industry’s free speech debate. Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Share your voice NASA Facebook Google Instagram Porsche Snapchat SpaceX Tesla Twitter Volkswagen Apple WhatsApp See All Apple reading • 9 great reads from CNET this week Tech Industry Post a commentlast_img read more

How young entrepreneurs like Chintan Padmani are disrupting digital marketing landscape

first_imgFor this millennial generation, age is truly no bar in order to break the stereotypes and carve out a unique niche for themselves.Over the past decade, the start-up ecosystem in India has brimmed with young minds with the country having entrepreneurs at a median age of around 30 years. For this millennial generation, age is truly no bar in order to break the stereotypes and carve out a unique niche for themselves. One such of a small town mind caught our attention, who has been talk of the town on social media lately. A young entrepreneur named Chintan Padmani broke the odds and has made it big in the digital marketing space. Chintan started his journey to the top with literally no connection and empty pockets. Currently, he is one of the most famous names in the digital marketing field in the country, that too at the young age of 20.Having left his hometown Ahmedabad at a very young age to pursue his career in the digital marketing field, Subhani from the beginning had expertise in content creation and a better understanding of the marketing landscape which helped him in achieving big.Currently, he is a popular name in the digital marketing industry, all thanks to his amazing work at one of the firms based out of Mumbai.Soon after kicking off his professional career in Mumbai, Chintan took up the job to work for an ad campaign of Ahmedabad tourism. After proving his worth in the market, Chintan went ahead to designed the promotional campaign for several super hits song like Tera Ghanta and Dilbar Dilbar.Now, Chintan Padmani is started his own company called Cyberstrek Technologies making him one of the most successful youngest entrepreneurs in India that too at the age of 20. With the way his career is growing, he will be a force to reckon with in coming years.Inspiring entrepreneurs like Chintan Padmani are indeed changing the game for their generation and taking Indian start-up and digital ecosystem to the next level, altogether. These new age young entrepreneurs, every now and then, proved themselves with their out of box thinking, leadership skills and distinctive execution styles.IBT does not endorse any of the above content.last_img read more

BNP announces 2day demo

first_imgPhoto: Prothom AloBNP on Wednesday announced a two-day countrywide programme, including demonstrations and black-flag processions, protesting the verdict in the 21 August grenade attack cases that convicted a number of party leaders, including Tarique Rahman.BNP’s different associate bodies will stage demonstrations and form human chains for five days in the next week, news agency UNB reports.BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the programmes at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office.As part of the programmes, BNP will demonstrate in all cities and district towns on Thursday.The party will also take out black-flag processions in all cities and district towns on Tuesday.Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, Jatiyatabadi Jubo Dal and Jatiyatabadi Swechchhasebak Dal will stage demonstrations on Saturday, Sunday and Monday respectively.Besides, Jatiyatabadi Mohila Dal and Jatiyatabadi Sramik Dal will from human chains across the country on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.Earlier in the day, a speedy trial tribunal sentenced 19 people, including state minister for home Lutfozzaman Babar and former deputy minister for education Abdus Salam Pintu, to death while 19 others, including BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman, to life imprisonment in two cases filed over the 21 August grenade attack on an Awami League rally in the capital in 2004.last_img read more

Third Texas Prison Evacuated Due To Flooding

first_imgEvacuation underway at TDCJ prison at Rosharon because of flooding. pic.twitter.com/EYZVPILqUJ— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) June 3, 2016A third Texas prison near the Brazos River in southeast Texas is being evacuated because of flooding.The Texas Department of Criminal Justice on Friday began moving about 1,700 inmates from the Ramsey Unit in Rosharon, about 30 miles south of Houston. They’re being placed on buses for transfer to other prisons in East Texas that have room.Some 2,600 inmates at two nearby prisons in Brazoria County, the Terrell and Stringfellow Units, were moved out Sunday.Agency spokesman Jason Clark says additional food and water has been delivered to the prisons receiving the displaced inmates. Sharelast_img