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BCTF President visits Fort St John to discuss ongoing negotiations

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Teachers’ Federation President, Teri Mooring, was in Fort St. John on Saturday, September 7, as part of a northern tour to discuss with local Teacher Associations about the on-going negotiations.Mooring says the Federation had negotiated with the Province during the summer and were hoping to get a deal before the school year but were unable to do so as the mediator made the decision to recess talks in order for both sides to consider their positions before resuming talks on September 23.“We negotiated for 14 days in the summer and we were really hoping to get a deal before school started… unfortunately, we weren’t able to do that and the mediator decided that at the end of August, we were wanting to bargain the long weekend of September, he determined that it wasn’t likely we would get a deal in that time and so he recessed talks and asked both parties to consider their positions and then meet back on September 23.” According to Mooring, the biggest concern the BCTF is currently facing is teacher recruitment and retention, along with finding qualified teachers to fill positions.Mooring says the problem is not unique to Fort St. John but is Province-wide and is due to the low incentive that is being offered to prospective teachers.The B.C.’s teaching salary, according to Mooring, is the second-lowest in Canada, and the lowest when compared to the other Western Provinces.Mooring says the Federation will continue to bargain for improvements to the salary, negotiate a labour market adjustment, and improve student learning conditions.last_img read more

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Airlines responsible for their financial performance Prabhu

first_imgNew Delhi: Efficient operations and financial performance are individual responsibilities of carriers, and the government cannot interfere in their day-to-day operations, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said amid Jet Airways crisis and turbulent times of the domestic airlines industry.In view of intense competition, rising costs, shortage of pilots and grounding of planes hurting many domestic carriers, the minister also said the government has been constantly responding to industry conditions and cited measures taken, including reduction in central excise duty on jet fuel to 11 per cent from 14 per cent. Cash-strapped Jet Airways has been forced to ground planes, cancel flights and delay payments, including salaries to pilots, while Air India continues to grapple with financial woes. On March 25, the board of ailing Jet Airways cleared a debt resolution plan whereby lenders would take control of the carrier. Against this backdrop, Prabhu said that each airline prepares its own business plan on the basis of its own market assessment and financial resources. “Based on its business plan, the efficient operations and financial performance are the responsibilities of each individual airline and its shareholders. “However, the government has constantly been responding to industry conditions and undertaking specific measures to facilitate and enable growth of the sector,” he told PTI. In written replies to PTI queries, Prabhu said the airline industry is a dynamic industry which requires continuous adjustment according to global and domestic needs. “It is our endeavour to support the industry, however, as stated we cannot interfere in day to-day operations of the airlines,” he noted.last_img read more

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Cong likely to be single largest party Singhvi

first_imgNew Delhi: Asserting that the Congress is likely to emerge as the single largest party after the Lok Sabha elections, senior party leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi says a non-BJP formation will get a “comfortable majority” and form the government at the Centre.Singhvi also claimed the BJP will face a deficit of 100-120 seats after suffering losses in various states and will not be able to compensate for the seats lost in those states. “I have no doubt a non-BJP multi-party group will be in power after May 23. The exact complexion and numbers of that need not be talked about now,” he told PTI in an interview. Asked if there is a possibility of a hung Parliament this time, Singhvi said there will be a “comfortable majority” of a non-BJP formation. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh”I agree it is difficult to say that a single party will have a majority. There will be a very, very comfortable majority for pre-poll and post-poll alliance partners which are non-BJP, non-NDA,” Singhvi asserted. On whether there is a possibility of the Congress being the single largest party, the Rajya Sabha MP said, “Since I think I would be exaggerating if I said that a single party would get a complete majority by itself. I think it is fair statement to make that the Congress is likely to be clearly the single largest party.” Asserting that the BJP will suffer huge losses electorally as compared with last time, Singhvi said a party which had a “Modi wave and a strike rate of 90 per cent plus in 11 states” cannot improve on its performance this time in those states. Even if it comes down by 50 per cent from its previous showing in those states, there will be “no compensatory states”, he asserted. There is a swathe of territory — Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu — where the BJP will hardly have any seats, including its allies like AIADMK, Singhvi said. There is also no compensation available in states from the northeast where the citizenship bill has had a lot if resonance against the BJP,” he said. PTIlast_img read more

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The OJ Documentary Shot By Shot

For our purposes, “general archival” included bits such as Simpson’s outtakes with Marcus Allen. “News archival” is news footage from the time period, like that of the Eula Love shooting in L.A. and footage of the trial. “Archival Interviews” include all interviews that weren’t filmed expressly for the documentary, like one with a young O.J. Simpson about his retirement from football to pursue acting. “Football highlights” are self-explanatory and “original Interviews” were filmed for the documentary.You can guess how much of the breakdown goes. Episode 1, for instance, spends 41 minutes on Simpson’s football career — no other episode lingers here for more than three minutes — because Simpson’s fame began on the field. At the same time, the episode focuses on the civil rights movement, particularly in Los Angeles, and Simpson’s separatist lifestyle as a superstar on USC’s campus, away from the movement. To capture moments such as this, we also broke the series down into thematic elements, including personal life, context, trial and football.Here, “personal life” included bits like Simpson’s friend, Joe Bell talking about his childhood. “Trial” consists of archival news footage and interviews from the Nicole Brown Simpson murder trial. Football consists of his highlights from USC and the NFL or interviews specific to his football career. There are nearly 34 minutes of contextual footage in Episode 1, such as race riots in Los Angeles or Simpson signing autographs on USC’s campus, to display the two contrasting worlds during the late ’60s.Episode 2 gives 44 minutes of cultural context, as Simpson’s superstar status blossoms while the relationship between blacks and the LAPD continue to deteriorate. You see his iconic Hertz and Chevy commercials against a contrasting image of the Rodney King beating. Simpson’s personal life also gets around 45 minutes of footage, displaying the rich and powerful friends he sought while he pursued a post-NFL career in Hollywood, and his violent, abusive and controlling relationship with Nicole Brown Simpson is introduced.Episode 3 begins with the murder scene of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. There are nearly 40 minutes of archival news footage and 20 minutes of general archival footage from the double murder and the ensuing trial. The Bronco chase is covered in this episode, as well as Simpson’s own friends saying he was guilty of the crime. This is the O.J. Simpson we are more used to witnessing.An hour and 21 minutes of Episode 4 is dedicated to the trial, the most footage of any kind of any episode from OJMIA. It had 45 minutes of news archival footage and 26 minutes of original interviews about the trial. There is no footage on Simpson’s personal or football life in this episode. Episode 5 gives us the least amount of cultural context — by now, the stage hasn’t just been set, it’s being cleared — with 30 minutes dedicated to his personal life and 45 minutes for Simpson’s civil trial and his robbery case in 2007.We’re used to seeing the post-murder trial O.J. Simpson — a broken-down, has-been felon the world presumes committed a pair of murders for which he was acquitted. A lot of things went into the story that took Simpson from stardom to prison, and OJMIA arranges those disparate pieces of the timeline in a way that, somehow, makes sense of them. By now you’ve heard about “O.J.: Made in America,” ESPN’s five-part documentary about O.J. Simpson’s life and alleged crimes, which wrangles a complex story set against a complex cultural backdrop. Part of what makes the documentary work is how widely each chapter varies from the previous one — the series tracks Simpson’s early life, his football stardom, the murders of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman, the trial that followed and its eventual aftermath. Each of these is its own sort of story, told its own sort of way using a mix of original interviews and archival footage. Episode to episode, that mix varies a great deal.We took a shot list provided by our colleagues at ESPN Films (we’re in the same division of the company) and broke it down into general archival, news archival, archival interviews, original interviews and football. VIDEO: An interview with director Ezra Edelman read more

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Cleveland Browns to bring August scrimmage to Ohio Stadium

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) evades the Detroit Lions’ Kyle Van Noy (95) during the second quarter in exhibition action on Aug. 9, 2014 at Ford Field in Detroit. Credit: Courtesy of TNSThe Cleveland Browns are taking their training camp south in August for a stop in Columbus.The team announced Thursday morning that the “Orange & Brown Scrimmage” will be held at Ohio Stadium on Aug. 7.“The intrasquad scrimmage is an important element of our preparation for the 2015 season,” Browns coach Mike Pettine said in a press release. “Ohio Stadium will provide a great atmosphere for our team to compete, and I’m confident our players and fans will enjoy the experience.”Pre-game activities are scheduled to begin three hours prior to the scrimmage with a fan fest at St. John Arena, featuring autographs, music, food and more.“We are excited to host the Browns and have them in Columbus,” OSU vice president and athletic director Gene Smith said in the release. “The Browns are a class organization, and it will be exciting for the citizens of Columbus to enjoy this experience.”The Browns currently feature two OSU alumni on their roster: safety Donte Whitner, who played at OSU from 2003-2005, and wide receiver Brian Hartline, who donned the scarlet and gray from 2006-2008.“It’s going to be huge for us,” Whitner said in the release. “It means a lot to me personally because I lived in Columbus, played for the Buckeyes and know what type of fan base is there for the Buckeyes and for the Cleveland Browns. It’ll be special.”After the 2015 OSU spring game broke the all-time spring game attendance record with 99,391 people packed in The Horseshoe, Columbus mayor Michael B. Coleman said he hopes to see the same for a training camp event.“Our entire community is thrilled to host the Cleveland Browns in Columbus at the iconic Ohio Stadium,” Coleman said in the release. “This is an exciting opportunity for Columbus sports fans and we hope to set a new attendance record and continue to show the nation how great our sports community is.”The Browns took their scrimmage on the road last season as well, drawing over 20,000 fans to Akron’s InfoCision Stadium.There is no time listed yet for the game, but it is set to be played in the late afternoon, according to the release.Tickets are general admission and free to all attendees. Tickets for the public will be released June 20. read more

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Track and Field Ohio State track teams compete for Big Ten title

Ohio State redshirt sophomore sprinter Kendall Sheffield (middle) competes in the 60m with teammates Nick Gray (right) and senior Zack Bazile (left) during a meet in the French Field House on Feb. 16. Credit: Ethan Clewell | Lantern ReporterThe Ohio State men’s track and field team is striving to win its first indoor Big Ten championship in 25 years while the women’s team is trying to capture its first title since 2015 this weekend in Geneva, Ohio.The 14-team meet has nationally recognized talent with 31 of the 34 events already having a qualifier for the NCAA national championship meet. “We’re capable, we’re ranked highly. We’ve got to show up, it doesn’t mean anything if we don’t show up,” director of track and field Karen Dennis said regarding both teams.Men’s previewNo. 19 Ohio State has some of the fastest times of any team in the conference, which is why it could dominate the 60-meter dash. Redshirt sophomore Kendall Sheffield is coming off a school-record-breaking 6.63 seconds performance last week, which is the fastest time in the Big Ten this season.“We haven’t had one [sprinter] as dominant appearing [in the event] as Kendall,” Dennis said.Junior Nick Gray has the second-fastest time in the Big Ten at 6.66 seconds, and senior Zack Bazile is third (6.68). Freshman Eric Harrison is tied for the sixth-fastest time at 6.73 seconds. Earlier this year, Bazile made the farthest long jump in the country at 8.13 meters.Senior Nick Demaline has recorded the highest mark of any Big Ten athlete in shot put, reaching a distance of 19.88 meters.In the 200-meter dash, Gray has the second-fastest time in the Big Ten at 20.92 seconds. He will run against Penn State freshman Terrance Laird, who lead the conference with a time of 20.79 seconds. Ohio State has a chance to score big in pole vault. Senior Cole Gorski currently has the second-highest jump in the Big Ten at 5.47 meters. Along with Gorski, junior Coty Cobb set a personal record last week with a jump of 5.42 meters, good for the third-highest in the Big Ten. In the 800-meter run, sophomore Alexander Lomong has the third-fastest time in the Big Ten at 1:49 minutes. This time was set last week at the Buckeye Tune-up. His toughest challenger will come against Penn State junior Isaiah Harris, who ran a time of 1:47 minutes.Women’s previewJunior Sade Olatoye returns to the Big Ten championship to repeat her 2017 performance in which she finished first in shot put and weight throw. Minnesota’s Kaitlyn Long is the top competitor for Olatoye to surpass in weight throw.Olatoye has prepared for the meet by working on her form and technical skills, specifically working on her entry. Over the past couple of weeks, she has been working on getting her right foot turned on her first spin along with getting the ball in better position for her third spin.Even if Olatoye beats Long, Minnesota could still outscore Ohio State in the weight throw, since it has four other people expected to score in event.“This is not a time for us to be nervous, it’s a time for us to show up,” Olatoye said. read more

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Silva Uniteds poor start hasnt helped Fred

first_imgGilberto Silva insists Manchester United’s poor start to the season hasn’t helped Fred.The Brazil international joined United from Shakhtar Donetsk in the summer but has struggled to have an impact in the Premier League so far.But Gilberto Silva insists Mourinho’s team have been worryingly inconsistent with good results quickly followed by a poor performance, and that hasn’t Fred.“The moment at the club is not the best,” the former midfielder said, according to Daily Mail. “That has been a problem. And that means there has been a lot of pressure on him and the rest of the players.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Also, Fred has been used to playing in a certain system in Ukraine and now he has to get used to another one.”“But I know him well. I know he will fight. When I speak to him he tells me he just wants to work harder. He is very determined to be a success.”“And I am sure he will be.”Silva reveals he is still in touch with Fred on a frequent basis and that the Brazilian is determined to be a success at Old Trafford.“It takes time to get used to football in England. It was hard for me when I first came to Arsenal from Brazil. Everything is different. The pace and the tempo of game. The intensity. It is so different to Brazil.”last_img read more

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Tolisso says he might return on March

first_imgThe Bayern Munich footballer has been out of the game for four months after he got an ACL injury early in the Bundesliga 2018-2019 season.Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso joined the German Bundesliga team in 2017 after being transferred from Lyon.He had a regular 2017-2018 season, but on the new campaign, he got an ACL injury early on and has missed four months of football.Now he talked to Germany’s Bild about his possible return date.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).“Every day, I’m working hard to be back with the team. That drives me,” he said.“I’m in the mood to be back on the pitch with my teammates and to show what I can do. That’s my big goal, that’s what drives me.”“I want to show what I can do and help the team,” he added.“I think it’s realistic that I’ll return to the pitch and the team in March.”last_img read more

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Pep happy with De Bruynes Man of the Match display

first_imgPep Guardiola revealed he was proud of Kevin De Bruyne’s performance in the club’s 5-0 routing of Burnley FC in the Fourth round of the FA Cup.Midfield maestro Kevin De Bruyne was in superb form as provided two assists in addition to his stunning long-range strike in what was a Man of the Match display to earn the plaudits of his managerGuardiola admitted the Belgian still needs minutes to regain his best form but is pleased with the playmaker’s recovery.“It’s not easy when players have long injuries,” he said via the club’s website. “That’s why we tried to handle his minutes.“Of course, we need him because he’s so clever and aggressive in his game. He helps a lot.”Asked if he would relish or fear the prospect of a Manchester Derby in the FA Cup Fifth Round draw, Guardiola replied: “I can’t control the draw!jose mourinhoMourinho knows why City and Liverpool are so far ahead George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Jose Mourinho knows why Manchester City and Liverpool are so far ahead of everyone else in the Premier League.In an interview with the Telegraph,…“It’s important to be in there. United have also won eight games in a row but I don’t know what the draw will be.“Hopefully, we can go through.”Up next for Man City is a League tie away to struggling Newcastle United as they bid to maintain their chase on League leaders, Liverpool.Ohhh Kevin De Bruyne 🎶 Here’s City’s 3rd goal, with a rocket coming from De Bruyne ⚽️ (3-0)#MCFC #MCIBUR pic.twitter.com/E9t74wwqiw— City Central (@City_CentraI) January 26, 2019last_img read more

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Uber sets IPO price range of 44 to 50 a share

first_img Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Sarah Tew/CNET Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. See It Sprint Turo: Save $30 on any car rental I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Angela Lang/CNET Uber,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. 0 Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Read DJI Osmo Action preview Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Amazon TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Share your voice $6 at Tidal Post a comment Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Tags CNET may get a commission from retail offers. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. $59 at eBay Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. See at Amazon Chris Monroe/CNET Rylo See it Sarah Tew/CNET Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Turo Post a commentcenter_img Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Read Google Home Hub review See It Tags $60 at Best Buy $210 at Best Buy $999 Share your voice Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Sarah Tew/CNET Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Best Buy Apple iPhone XS $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express The Cheapskate Mobile Roadshow Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $999 Uber is going public. Hemant Mishra/Mint via Getty Images Uber on Friday set a price range of $44 to $50 a share for its initial public offering, according to an updated filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The ride-hailing company plans to offer 180 million shares and seeks to raise about $9 billion in its IPO.The San Francisco-based company will list on the New York Stock Exchange using the ticker symbol UBER. Its IPO could come as soon as early May.On Friday, payment service PayPal also said it’ll invest $500 million into Uber as it extends a partnership the companies have maintained since 2013.In its IPO filing, Uber said it has operations in more than 700 cities in 63 countries on six continents. More than 91 million people use one of its services, which includes food delivery, at least once a month, the company said. Its drivers reportedly complete 14 million trips every day. If all goes as planned, 2019 will be a big year for tech IPOs. Airbnb, Pinterest and Slack are also expected to go public. Uber arch-rival Lyft issued its IPO in March with a strong stock market debut, but has faltered some since then. Lyft shares were trading around $56 on Friday, well below their $72 IPO price. Uber didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. $520 at HP $999 Boost Mobile DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. See It Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. $999 $299 at Amazon 0 $155 at Google Express Read the Rylo camera preview Sarah Tew/CNET Read the AirPods review Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) See at Turolast_img read more

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Anil Ambani to invest Rs 5000 crore to set up naval facility

first_imgReliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani, on Sunday, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to set up a new naval shipbuilding facility in the state. Initially, the company plans to invest Rs 5,000 crore in the state-of-the-art facility.The facility, which will expand the company’s presence in the defence sector, will be built at Rambilli, along the east coast near Vizag, Anil Ambani said.”At an initial investment outlay of Rs 5,000 crore, it will represent the single-largest investment at one location anywhere in Andhra Pradesh,” Ambani said at the CII Investor Partnership Summit.Ambani said that it would “complement” the company’s existing facility at Pipavav in Gujarat and will clearly focus on setting up “strategic assets” for the Indian Navy.”It is estimated that Indian Navy will spend over Rs 3 lakh crore or nearly Rs 20,000 crore a year on acquisitions and fleet modernisation of submarines and aircraft carriers over next 15 years, creating a huge pipeline of opportunity for the proposed world-class naval facility,” Business Standard quoted Ambani as saying.Reliance Group has already invested Rs 15,000 crore in the state across various sectors, including telecom and power, he said.Stating Vizag as the ideal place for the manufacture of strategic assets such as nuclear sub-marines and aircraft carriers, Ambani said that the city has emerged as one of the busiest harbour cities in Asia.”One of the most important part of India’s policy of a “credible minimum deterrence” is SSBN or a nuclear submarine and the proposed Vizag facility will play in critical role in complementing this mission and bringing it to fruition,” said the billionaire industrialist.He further said that it will also improve Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ mission in the defence sector.”The world-class naval facility will also help translate Make In India into Make In Andhra Pradesh and leapfrog the state to the top of the manufacturing revolution in India’s defence sector,” Ambani added.Ambani said India can emerge as “regional superpower” only by strengthening maritime capabilities.”The US today has 10 aircraft-carrier groups operating around the world to project its power and protect its interests and was on course to add another three, while India had barely one,” he said.”The Indian Navy has today just one nuclear submarine on lease as compared to China’s dozen. Further, nearly 90 per cent of the conventional fleet in the Indian Navy is over 20 years old and due for urgent upgrade and refitment,” he added.last_img read more

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Realty scrips tower as Govt ups floor area ratio in Delhi

first_imgShares of Anant Raj jumped 9.71 per cent, DLF (7.20 per cent), Oberoi Realty (7.16 per cent) and Unitech (4.41 per cent) on the Bombay Stock Exchange. Similarly, shares of Housing Development and Infra Ltd rose 3.65 per cent, D B Realty (3.43 per cent) and Omaxe Ltd (1.20 per cent). Following the gains in these stocks, the BSE realty index was up 4.03 per cent at 1,660.73, the best among the 12 sectoral indices. ‘Led by the Delhi government’s decision to increase the Delhi city’s floor area ratio by 200 per cent, most realty sector stocks saw huge surge in buying activity,’ said Rakesh Goyal, Senior Vice President, Bonanza Portfolio Ltd. Also Read – I-T issues 17-point checklist to trace unaccounted DeMO cashFAR in respect of plots of 750-1000 sq mt size has been enhanced from the present 150 per cent to 200 per cent while the same has been increased from 120 per cent to 200 per cent for plots of 1000 sq mt and above, according to a senior Urban Development ministry official. While the Ground Coverage for plots of 750-1,000 sq mt will remain at 50 per cent, it has been increased from 40 per cent to 50 per cent for plots above 1,000 sq mt.last_img read more

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Winterize your summer outfits

first_imgJust because winters is on its way doesn’t mean you have to start packing your summer outfits and give away your favourite floral dress or your cute pink shorts for those off colors. So give your winters some summer hues and let your style and fashion not get the weather boot! Here’s the lowdown on how to carry those summer essentials in winters by Avneet Chadha, founder of Avneet.c- Bespoke Styling.LET THE LAYERS BE A GAME CHANGER: Layering your summer essentials for winters can be a statement dress for your winter wardrobe. The transition of your top with the basic jeggings and an overcoat would look so stylish and chick. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfTURN YOUR DRESS INTO YOUR SKIRT: Summer dresses are so unique that you can’t ignore them even in winters. Be it a skater dress or your maxi dress, you can make it look alike a skirt by wearing a top or a cardigan above it. Style it with your boots or shoes to make you look perfect. LET YOUR FEET TALK: Feeling cold in feet is the worst feeling in winters, and wearing boots or shoes with every attire doesn’t look good. Take out those casual wedges and wear them with black or grey stocking to take away the cold. Pair your sandals with colorful tights and put on your favorite cardigan or a jacket. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveLET YOUR SLEEVES ROLE: Those cute boyfriend shirts that we love to wear for the summers, or those long cotton shirts that we only buy to beat the heat, can be a style statement for your winters. Don’t even think of keeping it back in your wardrobe as you can pair those shirts with your denim jackets. Wear high knee boots to escape those full sleeves cardigans and denims. THOSE FRILLS CAN PLAY IT WELL: Waiting to wear our favourite floral dress is disheartening, but what if you can team it with your long boots and open cardigans for winters. You don’t have to give up on your cute little dress for the entire year. These tips can for sure winterize your summer essentials and can make your winter attires look brighter.Also, it can bring the style statement to your personality.last_img read more

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Did you know your idle Android device sends data to Google 10

first_imgA new research shared by Digital Content Next, reveals idle Android devices send 10 times more data than iOS devices. In a paper titled “Google Data Collection,” by Douglas C. Schmidt, a computer science professor at Vanderbilt University. Schmidt in the research catalogues how much data Google is collecting about consumers and their most personal habits across all of its products and how that data is being tied together. More from Schmidt’s research findings: An idle Android phone with Chrome web browser active in the background communicated location information to Google 340 times during a 24-hour period. An equivalent experiment found that on an iOS device with Safari open but not Chrome, Google could not collect any appreciable data unless a user was interacting with the device. Additionally an idle Android phone with running Chrome sends back to Google nearly fifty times as many data requests per hour as an idle iPhone running Safari. Overall, an idle Android device was found to communicate with Google nearly 10 times more often than an Apple device communicates with Apple servers. Data transmission frequencies on an android device can potentially tie together data through passive means with the help of user’s personal information. For example, anonymous advertising identifiers collect activity data from apps and third-party web page visits of a user. Similarly Google can associate the cookie to a user’s Google account when a user accesses a Google app in the same browser that a third-party web page was accessed. Source: Digital Content Next The research also showed Google to track location data even after the consumer turned off their settings. Google had clarified about its location policies but yet it continues to track location data through app features. The location data is used for ad targeting purposes, Google’s primary business model. While Apple uses differential privacy to gather anonymous usage insights from devices like iPhones, iPads, and Macs. Apple says the data it collects off-device is used to improve services like Siri suggestions, and to help identify problematic websites that use excessive power or too much memory in Safari. When users sets up their iOS device, it will explicitly asks users if they wish to provide usage information on an opt-in basis. If a user declines, no data is collected by the device unless they choose to opt in at a later time. Apple CEO, Tim Cook and Apple executives’ belief that customers are not the company’s product seems to be clearly in action here. The company also has a dedicated privacy website that explains its approach to privacy and government data requests. Read Next: Do you want to know what the future holds for privacy? It’s got Artificial Intelligence on both sides. Twitter’s trying to shed its skin to combat fake news and data scandals, says Jack Dorsey Mozilla’s new Firefox DNS security updates spark privacy hue and crylast_img read more

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Rep Lucido agrees with findings of House CARES report

first_img17Jan Rep. Lucido agrees with findings of House C.A.R.E.S. report State Rep. Peter Lucido today joined his fellow legislators in supporting the findings of the House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force Report to improve specialized veteran, substance abuse and mental health services in Macomb County.“Problems associated to mental health have been swept under the rug in Michigan for too long,” said Lucido, of Shelby Township. “As an attorney and now a member of the House Law and Justice Committee, I know firsthand the incredible need for better programs, more resources and improved cooperation. It’s time for results on this issue and I’m dedicated to making sure we have the right solutions in Lansing, not just lip service.”The bipartisan House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force had a focus on five key elements: Community, Access, Resources, Education and Safety (C.A.R.E.S.) to explore which programs were successful and where vulnerable residents are lacking in care. The panel held over a dozen public meetings and site visits across Michigan in July to October 2017.Today’s release of the report was the next step in the process to improving services with legislation already being submitted based off the Task Force’s findings.“There are a lot of quality mental health professionals in Macomb County, but we must do better for our citizens,” Lucido said. “We need specialized court programs, updated training for our police, increased emphasis on helping children, more dedication to helping our veterans, and much better cooperation in treating opioid and other addictions.”The full report is available to review at www.house.mi.gov/CARES.##### Categories: Lucido News,Newslast_img read more

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A CELEBRATORY event to mark the successful complet

first_img A CELEBRATORY event to mark the successful completion of Phase II of the Walled City Townscape Heritage Initiative delivered by the Walled City Partnership took place at the Guildhall earlier this week.The event included the launch of a new book and the unveiling of acknowledgement plaques which are to be mounted on key competed properties around the THI area. A walking tour of the projects that benefited from the scheme followed the event.Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Cllr John Boyle speaking following the event said it was important to acknowledge the work carried out by the Walled City Partnership in successfully delivering this phase of the Townscape Heritage Initiative. He said: “I am delighted that this event took place and that stakeholders and the wider public were given an opportunity to see at first-hand how beneficial this project has been in term of celebrating our heritage and allowing the regeneration of historic heritage sites across our Council area.”The event was held at Derry’s Guildhall on Monday, March 4, with guest speaker Joe Mahon, and saw the unveiling of the new publication entitled: “New Life for Old Streets” which will celebrate the success of the Walled City Townscape Heritage from 2002 to 2018.Ronan O’Donnell is the Council’s Regeneration Project Officer and Project Manager with The Walled City Partnership. He said the event was a great way of showcasing the work that has been achieved and highlighting the funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and commitment of the Walled City Partnership its partners the Foyle Civic Trust, Council and the City Centre Initiative along with stakeholders to protecting and enhancing its historic heritage. Derry and Strabane CouncilMayor John BoyleNational Lottery Heritage FundTHE GUILDHALLWalled City Partnership Event celebrates success with closing eventWalled City Townscape Heritage Initiative ShareTweet He explained that a total of 33 properties benefitted from grant assistance from the THI scheme in terms of heritage-led regeneration to the external fabric of buildings and internal conversion/renovation works.“The total combined capital value of this regeneration project in the City Centre amounted to around £10.5m which is made up of The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Townscape Heritage Initiative grant and other public and private funds.“This project has been hugely beneficial in working to repair, restore and regenerate the properties in and around our historic city centre and preserve it for future generations,” he added.The celebratory event comes just weeks after the Walled City Partnership, and its members the Foyle Civic Trust were formally recognised in being awarded the overall UK national winner of the 2018 Heritage Angels award – supported by the Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.Mayor Boyle concluded: “As a Council we are hugely proud of what we have achieved through this initiative and are delighted to formally acknowledge by hosting this celebratory event. “We are delighted it was such a huge success and were delighted to see so many people coming along to acknowledge the excellent work we are doing to showcase the best of our local built heritage.”National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Committee Member Sheila McClelland added “The National Lottery Heritage Fund has invested nearly £24m in historic towns across Northern Ireland and we’ve seen the transformational effect of this funding, restoring and reusing vacant and derelict heritage buildings, creating jobs, boasting local economics and creating a strong sense of place. “The Walled City Partnership has used National Lottery player’s investment to great effect and the transformation they have led is striking. “They have helped people to feel proud of their heritage, roots and hometown. “We’ve been delighted to work with the Partnership and to be part of this wonderful initiative. “We congratulate everyone involved.”Walled City Partnership Event celebrates success with closing event was last modified: March 7th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags:last_img read more

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first_img – Recommended Links WARNING: Major Bloodbath About to Take Place in America Here’s what you need to do to get ready: 1. Go to this short video to learn about another big currency war bearing down on the U.S. 2. Get more information about a simple system that could have let you profit by as much as an extraordinary 1,000% or more from currency wars based on our back test. Don’t wait. There is still a chance to protect yourself AND possibly make great sums of money. Go here now. Doug Casey: “Meet my friend and mentor of 30 years…” At a private meeting on Maryland’s eastern shore, Doug’s long-time friend and mentor Bill Bonner revealed his latest project. In short: after 40 years of watching and commenting on our collapsing financial system, Bill has decided things are finally bad enough to “do” something about it. And he’d like to invite Casey readers to participate in his plans. Just click here for details. — Editor’s note: Today, in place of our usual market commentary, we’re sharing an important essay with you. In it, Dispatch editor Justin Spittler explains a powerful but overlooked investing strategy. Used properly, this simple strategy will allow you to make money in stocks during both bear markets and bull markets… It’s never been more important to “crash proof” your portfolio… If you’ve been reading the Dispatch, you know we face many serious issues today. After the 2007–2009 financial crisis, the U.S. government launched all sorts of extreme measures. It borrowed trillions of dollars…created trillions more out of thin air…and cut rates to effectively zero. These policies were supposed to stimulate the economy…but instead they’ve set the stage for a major financial disaster. Here are just some of the signs: ➢ U.S. stocks are likely topping out. The S&P 500 hasn’t set a new high in more than a year. ➢ Companies are struggling to make money. Corporate profits have fallen four straight quarters. ➢ Jobs have become scarce. U.S. companies are hiring at the slowest pace in six years. And as ugly as things are right now, Casey Research founder Doug Casey says they’re only going to get worse: Right now, we are exiting the eye of the giant financial hurricane that we entered in 2007, and we’re going into its trailing edge. It’s going to be much more severe, different, and longer lasting than what we saw in 2008 and 2009… This will lead us to an economic disaster that will in many ways dwarf the Great Depression of 1929–1946. Paper currencies will fall apart, as they have many times throughout history. • E.B. Tucker, editor of The Casey Report, is worried about the economy and stock market too… He’s been bearish on the stock market for almost a year. You may remember that he titled the September issue of The Casey Report “R.I.P. 2009-2015 Bull Market.” With a call like that, you might think E.B. is avoiding stocks completely. But he actually has several stocks marked as “buys” in The Casey Report portfolio right now. However, at the same time, E.B. is also shorting (betting against) two of America’s most fragile companies. In other words, E.B. is taking a “market neutral” approach. Today, you’ll see why this approach will help you profit no matter if stocks are going up, down, or sideways. It’s an incredibly simple strategy. Anyone can use it to boost returns and shield their portfolio from losses. • A market neutral portfolio doesn’t depend on stocks rising or falling… It’s unbiased toward high or lower prices. You may be thinking, “My portfolio is already diversified. Why would I need a market neutral portfolio?” The truth is that many people’s “diversified” portfolios don’t actually protect them from losses. Let’s say your portfolio includes major retailers, oil companies, and big banks. Your money is spread across different sectors. Many financial advisors will tell you that this is a safe way to own stocks. But in reality, this “long only” portfolio would rack up big losses if stocks crash like they did in 2000 or 2008. • A market neutral portfolio is a better way to reduce risk… That’s because it has both “long” and “short” stocks. A long position simply means you own a stock, so you make money when the stock rises. A short position makes money when a stock falls. If your long positions are the same size as your short positions, your portfolio is “market neutral.” This means movement in the stock market won’t make or lose you money. If the stock market goes up, your long position makes money while your short position loses money. If the stock market goes down, your short position makes money while your long position loses money. Our favorite way to build a market neutral portfolio is to buy stocks in strong industries and short stocks in weak industries. Let’s look at an example. Say you buy $10,000 worth of Lockheed Martin (LMT)—a bet on more foreign wars and adventures—and sell short $10,000 worth of Bank of America (BAC)—a bet on financial chaos. If Lockheed Martin climbs 10% and Bank of America falls 10%, you make $2,000. (That’s 10%, or $1,000, on each $10,000 position.) If Lockheed Martin climbs 10% and Bank of America also climbs 5%, you make $500. (That’s a $1,000 gain on Lockheed Martin and a $500 loss on the Bank of America short position.) And, if Lockheed Martin drops 10%, but Bank of America also drops 15%, you also make $500. (That’s a $1,000 loss on Lockheed Martin and a $1,500 gain on Bank of America.) The only way you lose on this market neutral trade (often called a “pairs trade”) is if Bank of America outperforms Lockheed Martin. • The key is to pick the right longs and shorts… We look to buy stocks that are cheap, overlooked, and on the rise. On the other hand, we look to short expensive stocks and companies that could have trouble making money in an economic downturn. • E.B.’s shorting one of America’s most vulnerable companies… He placed a bet against a major U.S. airline. Airline stocks have been booming for the past seven years. In fact, the stock E.B.’s shorting has soared an incredible 1,600% since March 2009. It’s beaten the S&P 500 eight-to-one. But E.B. says the “good times are ending” for the industry. In short, he thinks the slowing economy will hammer major U.S. airlines. Remember, people travel less when the economy slows. E.B.’s airline short has returned 12% since February. But he says it could plunge 50% or more before it bottoms out. Finding the right companies to short is only half the battle. E.B.’s also been profiting on companies that make money no matter what’s happening with the economy… • E.B. is long on companies that “feed the masses”… During a financial crisis, folks take fewer vacations. They spend less money at the mall. They buy fewer new cars. But they don’t stop eating. That’s why E.B.’s investing in companies that put food on the table. One of E.B.’s “feed the masses” companies is Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM). It produces everything from processed wheat to cornmeal used in tortillas. In other words, it makes food the average American eats every day. That allows the company to make money in any environment. This stock has jumped 41% since E.B. recommended it in January. E.B. also recommended a world-class agricultural product company this year. The company sells potash and magnesium, ingredients in fertilizers that help farmers feed the masses. It also sells one of America’s most iconic food products. There’s a good chance this product is sitting in your pantry right now. It’s up 18% since E.B. recommended it in January. • Those are just a few of the big gains Casey Report readers have enjoyed this year… Another one of E.B.’s stocks is up 48% since March. One is up 46% since April. A third has jumped 40% since April. E.B. also closed out another short this year for 13% gain in March. For comparison, the S&P 500 is up less than 4% this year. • And E.B.’s made these gains during a rollercoaster ride of a year… According to The Wall Street Journal, last quarter was the most volatile start to a year for the stock market since 2009. Back then, the U.S. was in its worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. If we’re headed into a financial crisis like we expect, stocks will only become more erratic. That’s why it’s so important to “crash proof” your portfolio today… A market neutral portfolio is just one way to protect yourself from this crisis. That’s because the coming crisis will be almost impossible to escape. It won’t matter if your money is in stocks, a pension, or a 401(k). For other ways to “crisis proof” your wealth, we encourage you to watch this short presentation. In it, E.B. explains why the coming crisis could cause stocks to plunge 50%…trigger a collapse of the banking system…and even provoke the government to ban cash outright. By watching the video, you’ll also have a chance to take advantage of a trial subscription to The Casey Report, which includes two special reports designed specifically to help you survive and prosper during the coming crisis. This could easily be one of the most important messages we ever deliver. To watch this video—for free—click here.last_img read more

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A Labour MP is to push for a Commons debate on evi

first_imgA Labour MP is to push for a Commons debate on evidence of widespread dishonesty among healthcare professionals who assess disabled people for the government’s new personal independence payment (PIP).Disability News Service (DNS) has been investigating allegations that healthcare professionals working for government contractors Atos and Capita have been lying in their assessment reports.The number of cases in which disabled PIP claimants say their assessor clearly lied in their reports has now topped 200.The DNS investigation has revealed that assessors working for Capita and Atos – most of them nurses – have repeatedly lied, ignored written evidence and dishonestly reported the results of physical examinations.Last week, DWP, Capita and Atos all refused again to launch inquiries into the claims of widespread dishonesty.Now, following a meeting with DNS, Neil Coyle (pictured) – a member of the influential Commons work and pensions select committee – has agreed to take up the concerns after parliament’s summer recess.Following that meeting, DNS sent the Labour MP an anonymised version of the database of all the 200-plus cases.And with the claimants’ permission, DNS has now shared details of more than 20 of those cases with Coyle, who has previously worked as a director of Disability Rights UK, and for the former Disability Rights Commission.He hopes to use some of these cases to push for action when parliament resumes its work after recess, including seeking a possible backbench debate in the House of Commons.Coyle said: “I’m very concerned at the volume and persistent nature of complaints about inaccurate and in too many cases what appear to be dishonest assessments.“We know PIP was designed under the coalition to cut help to half a million disabled people, but the assessment process itself appears badly broken already and repeating mistakes of the work capability assessment.“I will be pushing further on this when parliament returns and hope the work and pensions select committee also takes it up.”The committee had been investigating the PIP assessment process earlier this year, but its inquiry had to be abandoned when prime minister Theresa May called the general election.But statements that had already been submitted to the committee had provided further evidence of widespread dishonesty.Inclusion London, the pan-London disabled people’s organisation, said in its evidence: “Again and again Disabled people are reporting that assessors have ignored written and verbal evidence and that reports do not reflect what occurred in the assessment.”It is not yet clear whether the committee will relaunch its inquiry into the PIP assessment process when MPs return after the summer recess.last_img read more

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Uber to Make Surge Pricing Less Obvious

first_img June 24, 2016 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Uber to Make Surge Pricing Less Obvious Next Article Add to Queue Uber Image credit: PC Mag This story originally appeared on PCMagcenter_img 3 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now » –shares David Murphy Is Uber dropping the concept of surge pricing? Fat chance. However, Uber is taking steps to make surge pricing less glaring within its mobile apps.You’ll still be paying the same, high amount if you’re trying to find an Uber during periods of high demand, but you might be more willing to take one if you just see a simple rate for the ride in Uber’s app. At least, we presume that’s the real reason why Uber is now switching to “guaranteed fares” within its mobile apps. You’ll still get a warning that said fare is higher “due to increased demand” if surge pricing applies. You’ll just get one number, though, not a big, scary multiplier boosting the normal cost of your trip.”We moved to upfront, per trip fares — just like airlines and hotels — two years ago when we launched uberPOOL. Riders needed to enter their destinations so we could match them with other people headed the same way. This allowed us to calculate the actual fare in advance and show it to riders before they booked their ride,” reads Uber’s blog post.”Knowing how much a ride will cost in advance is clearly something riders appreciate: today uberPOOL accounts for over 20 percent of all rides globally. And we now want more riders globally to benefit from this feature.” As Engadget notes, these new upfront fares will allow a rider to feel assured that he or she is paying a set amount for an estimated trip, even if a driver mucks everything up and takes a completely different route to get to wherever a rider wanted to go. You won’t have to pay extra if a driver gets lost, either.”Upfront fares are calculated using the expected time and distance of the trip and local traffic, as well as how many riders and nearby drivers are using Uber at that moment. And when fares go up due to increased demand, instead of surge lightning bolts and pop-up screens, riders are given the actual fare before they request their ride. There’s no complicated math and no surprises: passengers can just sit back and enjoy the ride,” Uber describes.Upfront fares are currently rolling out to an number of US cities, though Uber didn’t detail a timeline for how long it would take all Uber riders to benefit from the new tweak.last_img read more

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Demandbase ABM Ecosystem Launches to Connect Technology Software and Data Providers for

first_img Account-Based MarketingcrmDemandbaseDemandbase ABM Ecosystemmarketing automationMarketing TechnologyNews Previous Article11 Must-Have Tools for Content OptimizationNext ArticleHow to Leverage Relationships Through CRM Demandbase ABM Ecosystem Launches to Connect Technology, Software and Data Providers for Better ABM Execution PRNewswireMay 6, 2019, 6:27 pmMay 6, 2019 Next Phase of ABM Brings Together Best of Breed ABM SolutionsDemandbase, the leader in Account-Based Marketing (ABM), announced the launch of the Demandbase ABM Ecosystem, which brings together the Demandbase ABM Platform, CRM, marketing automation and other critical technologies necessary for executing an ABM strategy. The vision of the new ecosystem ensures seamless integration within the ABM tech stack to leverage data, intent and account-based audiences across technologies to deliver consistent cross-channel content, messaging and business outcomes. The current ecosystem includes organizations such as Salesforce, Salesforce Pardot, Marketo, Oracle, SAP, Drift, PathFactory, Uberflip, Folloze and Sigstr and will continue to expand throughout 2019.According to Chiefmartech, the marketing technology landscape consists of over 7000 vendors and the rise of platform ecosystems is cited as a key driver in this martech growth.“ABM has quickly become a core platform for B2B marketers, and the next phase of ABM will require tighter coordination across the ecosystem to integrate applications and data under an account-first architecture,” said Chris Golec, CEO of Demandbase. “As the pioneer of the ABM category, we are spearheading this effort to enable B2B marketers with the ability to deliver a coordinated, consistent message across multiple channels and ultimately increase the effectiveness and ROI of an ABM strategy.”Marketing Technology News: PDI Launches PDI Marketing Cloud Solutions to Broadly Serve Needs of Convenience Retailers and Petroleum WholesalersThe Demandbase ABM Ecosystem expands ABM from single-vendor solutions to include marketing automation, CRM, content management systems, content experience platforms, analytics engines, chat tools, sales enablement platforms and more to execute across various channels. At the core is the Demandbase ABM Platform, which allows marketers to identify, manage and segment target account audiences in a single place and measure the results holistically.This ecosystem of ABM partners facilitates easy technology integrations and provides marketers the ability to find a combination of solutions that work for them, including technologies that are currently in their tech stack, but also others that might fill gaps in their strategy.“Marketers are increasingly responsible for revenue-related KPIs and have embraced account-based strategies as a method to efficiently identify and cultivate demand.” said Nicholas Cumins, GM of SAP Marketing Cloud. “By extending SAP Marketing Cloud’s orchestration and analytic horsepower with Demandbase is a perfect fit with that strategy; enabling customers with better data and tools to identify, engage and close their most important target accounts. Our partnership will be a game-changer for companies looking to plan and execute a comprehensive ABM strategy at scale.”Marketing Technology News: Tetra TV Launches Transparent Advertising Network for Connected TVWith the Demandbase ABM Ecosystem, marketers can now connect accounts from Demandbase with known individuals in their marketing automation systems to reach high value individuals at their most important target accounts. Marketers can also leverage data and intent to build audiences across all their channels and deliver a consistent message. Additionally, data from partner technologies can be integrated into the Demandbase ABM Platform to provide a complete view of accounts and their activities.“We are excited to expand and grow our Drift ABM capabilities alongside Demandbase and its ecosystem of ABM vendors,” said Dave Gerhardt, VP of Marketing at Drift, the world’s leading conversational marketing platform. “By leveraging the segments created in Demandbase across multiple technologies, including chat, marketers will have a seamless way to ensure the consistency of messaging across all channels.”Marketing Technology News: Optimal Blue Extends Social Media Platform with Integrated Publishing Capabilitieslast_img read more

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