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first_imgNew Delhi: Japan’s Softbank is reportedly looking to make a $2-3 billion investment in India’s fastest-growing telecom firm Reliance Jio as billionaire Mukesh Ambani looks to deleverage business by selling stakes. This comes on the back of reports of Saudi giant Aramco in discussions to buy a 25 per cent stake in Reliance Industries’ refining and petrochemical business for $10-15 billion. “Softbank has long been seen as a potential investor in Jio,” JPMorgan said in a research report. “For the past 2 years, our conversations with investors have highlighted expectations of Softbank investing in Jio and hence the news flow is not surprising.” It, however, remains to be seen how much money does Softbank actually put in, what the implied equity valuation is and if the e-commerce venture is included in the Jio entity. It was reported that SoftBank’s Vision fund is currently undertaking due diligence to buy a stake in Jio Infocomm, which in September 2016 launched pure play fourth-generation or 4G technology-based telecom services and within a span of two years have become India’s third largest telecom company with highest monthly subscriber additions. Both Reliance and SoftBank spokespersons declined to comment on the matter. “In our view, for a meaningful de-leveraging, investors would likely want to see an equity inflow of more than $5 billion from a single investor or a combination of investors,” JPMorgan said valuing Jio at $50 billion. It, however, put implied equity value at $25 billion. Reliance Retail was valued at an implied equity value of $35 billion.last_img read more


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CALGARY — Encana Corp.had a $1.24-billion net loss in the third quarter, primarily due to the impact of lower natural gas prices over the past year, but says it’s still on track to meet its financial guidance for the full year.Most of the quarterly loss was attributed to a non-cash impairment charge that the Calgary-based company says doesn’t affect its operating earnings or cash flow — although they were down sharply from last year.Encana’s operating earnings totalled $263 million or 36 cents per share in the quarter. That was down from $389 million or 53 cents per share in operating earnings in the comparable period of 2011.Encana’s cash flow fell to $913 million or $1.24 per share — down from nearly $1.2 billion or $1.60 per share a year earlier.Encana and other producers have been grappling with a North American oversupply of natural gas and limited opportunities to export it to other regions — particularly the Asia-Pacific region.Among other things, the Canadian producers have formed partnerships with foreign companies that help pay for the cost of drilling and development in return for minority ownership of the producing assets and a share of the output.There’s also been a shift to extracting natural gas liquids, which currently command a higher market price that dry gas.Encana said Wednesday that its oil and natural gas liquids production average more than 30,000 barrels per day, up 6,000 from a year earlier.Average natural gas production volumes were 2.9 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d), were down about 460 million cubic feet per day — primarily due to voluntary capacity reductions.“The strong quarter-over-quarter growth in our oil and NGLs volumes is the result of a focused effort by our teams to accelerate the development of our oil and liquids-rich plays,” Encana president and CEO Randy Eresman said in a statement.“We expect to see this trend continue as we progress our plans to diversify our commodity portfolio and achieve a more balanced stream of future cash flows.”Analysts were on average expecting adjusted earnings of 26 cents per share, net earnings of 21 cents per share and revenues of US$1.47 billion, according to estimates compiled by Thomson Reuters.Earlier this month, U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil Corp. announced plans to acquire Calgary based Celtic Exploration Ltd. for $3.1 billion.Like Encana, Celtic is focused on extracting natural gas from shale and is active in the Montney and Duvernay regions of Alberta.Since it spun off its oil and refinery assets into Cenovus Energy Inc. in 2009, Encana has been focused exclusively on developing natural gas.With prices of that commodity remaining dismally low, Encana’s pure-play status has been particularly challenging.Encana has been looking at partnership deals, drilling for more lucrative natural gas liquids, tapping export markets and asset sales in order to get by in the gloomy market.It’s also a partner in a project to build a liquefied natural gas export terminal in the northern West Coast port of Kitimat, B.C. U.S. firms Apache Corp. and EOG Resources are also involved.At Kitimat, natural gas piped in from northeastern B.C. will be cooled into a liquid and loaded onto tankers for export to energy-hungry Asian markets. Natural gas fetches a drastically higher price overseas than it does in the oversupplied North American market. Shipments are targeted to begin in 2015.Encana launched an internal probe in June after allegations surfaced that it and a U.S. rival colluded to suppress land prices in Michigan.In September, Encana said its board of directors found no evidence the company and Chesapeake Energy discussed ways to avoid bidding against one another for land leases 2010.Probes by the U.S. Department of Justice and Michigan’s attorney general are ongoing and Encana says it’s co-operating. read more


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President Mahinda Rajapaksa has ruled out holding discussions with university lecturers until they suspend their strike action.Speaking to newspaper editors at a meeting today the President also charged that most of the demands put forward by the lecturers have been politically motivated. The President further noted that the government will not be able to meet the demands by the university lecturer for higher salaries as the budget for 2012 is to be presented in November. University lecturers have been agitating for several months over salary anomalies and other issues. The government had decided yesterday to open universities which had been closed during the strike but the lecturers said they will not return to work. (Colombo Gazette)


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In his brief to the Security Council on the work of the UN Mission of Support in East Timor (UNMISET), Mr. Annan says future progress will depend on joint efforts by Timor-Leste, UNMISET and the international community, with financial help and training still needed. The UN mission’s mandate will end next May.The report also finds “significant achievements in prosecuting perpetrators of serious crimes committed in 1999” when the independence referendum was held. But Mr. Annan points out that “many of the indicted persons are still outside Timor-Leste and have not been brought to justice.”He calls on Member States to make sure that the 279 people who were indicted over the 1999 anti-independence violence but who are living outside East Timor do not enjoy impunity.The unemployment rate in the nation which shares Timor Island with Indonesia is high, with only limited employment opportunities in both the private and public sectors, he notes. While tax payments generated by the exploitation of natural resources has brought in higher-than-expected national income, the prospects for oil and gas revenues in the next two years remain uncertain.East Timor, Australia and Indonesia have been negotiating sharing revenue from maritime oil and gas fields near Timor Island. According to the UN Law of the Sea office, Australia and East Timor have deposited a memorandum of understanding and two agreements over these fields, but negotiations continue.In May Australian Ambassador John Dauth told the Security Council, “In this context, I want to remind the Council that we have already negotiated valid and generous interim arrangements.”On another border discussion, Mr. Annan welcomes the “high-level cooperation” achieved in delimiting a border between Indonesia and East Timor on the island, but adds that “progress has not been as rapid or as conclusive as hoped.” read more


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Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat JagdeoTen names have been shortlisted from different entities for the selection of a new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).This is according to Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo during a conference with media operatives at his office in Church Street, Georgetown on Wednesday.“We have just gotten about 10 names that we’ve shortlisted from different organizations that submitted names” Jagdeo said while noting that already, one person has declined.“One of the 10 already said to me, no, I don’t want to be subjected to public humiliation,” he explained.The Leader of the Opposition posited that over the course of the next few days, he will be engaging the shortlisted members’ one on one before making his final six selections for the third list to be submitted to the President of Guyana, David Granger. He could not give a definitive time period in which the submission will be made.“I have to go through the process, meet, talk to them, some of them said to me that they need to talk to their families…I can’t tell them to give me an answer right away. It’s not a process that you can almost shortcut.”He further explained that all of the nominees for this list will be fresh faces from the legal body as well as the “fit and proper” class.The first list for the post of the GECOM Chairman was submitted by the Opposition Leader during the latter part of last year, and President Granger had rejected that list, as well as the second –which was submitted earlier this year- deeming them as “unacceptable” under his interpretation of Article 161 (2) of the Constitution and his criteria for selection.The President had been quoted in the media saying that judges, retired judges, or someone eligible to be a judge will take preference over someone simply “fit and proper.”After 15-years of being Chairman of GECOM, Dr Steve Surujbally, who falls under the classification of “fit and proprer”, has retired in February of this year, and since then the election body has been without a chairperson. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGECOM Chair: Despite CJ’s ruling 3rd list will be provided- Opposition LeaderJuly 20, 2017In “latest news”GECOM Chair: 3rd list to be submitted soon- JagdeoJuly 29, 2017In “latest news”GECOM Chair: President’s interpretations now invalid in face of court ruling-JagdeoSeptember 27, 2017In “latest news” read more


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first_imgNEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news…Paul Clarke of St. Paul’s College, Raheny lifts the trophy for the overall prize at BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. Pic: Photocall IrelandIRELANDThe Department of Finance has lost letters connected to bank guarantee it emerged under this evening.Dublin student Paul Clarke won the top prize at BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition for his study of graph theory in mathematicsIrish Water will appear before the Oireachtas over its €50 million consultancy spend last year.Ian Paisley claimed that the Irish Government’s attitude to Northern Ireland contributed to the Dublin-Monaghan bombings. A claim later rejected by Northern leaders.One person has been arrested in connection with the death last night of Kilkenny man Michael O’Dwyer.Five teenagers were arrested in connection with a spate of robberies in west Dublin.A US Airways flight was forced to return to Dublin Airport this afternoon after experiencing electrical problems in the air.“Playing the blame game” over the breakdown of the Haass talks will achieve nothing says Martin McGuinness.INTERNATIONAL#NORTH KOREA: Matt Cooper spoke to The Last World about his four days in Pyongyang and described ‘outpouring of joy‘ from the crowd upon appearance of Kim Jong-Un.#FRANCE: A French magazine that revealed an alleged affair between President Francois Hollande and actress Julie Gayet is to remove the report from its website.#UK: Police in London have launched a murder investigation after three bodies, including a five-year-old boy and a seven-month-old baby boy,  were found at a property in London.INNOVATIONGoogle is rolling out the new feature which will integrate Google+ into its mail client so if you’re on Gmail anyone on Google+ will be able to contact you.A Bitcoin storage service that insures deposits of the digital currency against loss and theft has launched in London. [BBC]PARTING SHOT(Pic: Jason Clarke photography)Ireland’s favourite astronaut Chris Hadfield is now an Irish ‘tourism ambassador’, so today he got his hands on this sword, his trusty space travelling guitar and of course, the obligatory pint of Guinness.last_img read more


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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’s coalition partners, Evangelos Venizelos of PASOK and Fotis Kouvelis of Democratic Left, appealed to him for talks on the future of state broadcaster ERT but the premier stood by his decision to close and later reopen the TV and radio service, leaving the government’s future in doubt.Venizelos and Kouvelis met for almost two hours on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the fallout from the closure of ERT, which came a few hours after the government announced its plans on Tuesday. After the meeting, although both leaders made their opposition to the strategy clear, they also left the door open to a compromise with Samaras.“The government can carry on and complete its work if it can secure some common ground,” said Kouvelis in the wake of speculation that the coalition rift over the handling of ERT could even lead Greece to snap elections. The Democratic Left (DIMAR) leader requested talks with the prime minister “to find common political ground, especially on the issues where our differences in political views are visible, such as in the case of ERT.”Kouvelis, however, insisted that any discussions would have to take place while ERT is still broadcasting. He labeled Tuesday’s move to take the state broadcaster off air as “unacceptable.” “ERT undoubtedly has need of restructuring but this has to happen while it remains open,” he said.Venizelos followed a similar line, saying the broadcaster should not be closed and calling for a meeting with Samaras to address the issue.“We want fundamental reform of the public administration, including state broadcasting, but one that is agreed and voted by Parliament, and with ERT functioning,” said the PASOK leader.Samaras, however, appeared far from willing to compromise. Speaking at the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EBEA) on Wednesday night he said that the closing down of ERT was justified because it had become “the symbol of waste and lack of transparency.”“This ended yesterday,” said the prime minister, who did not make any reference to the earlier request by Kouvelis and Venizelos for talks. “We are not closing down public radio and television,” he said. “In fact, it is only now that we are going to get proper public radio and television.”The three leaders had met on Sunday to discuss structural reforms, and the subject of what to do with ERT came up then. Venizelos and Kouvelis voiced objections to the broadcaster being shut down. Samaras’s decision to proceed with the plan has placed the coalition’s future in doubt. However, sources close to the prime minister insisted he has no intention of triggering early elections. At the same time, though, it is not clear what kind of compromise could be found.The government presented on Wednesday a draft law for the new public broadcaster it wants to set up, under the name of NERIT. As opposed to more than 2,600 staff employed by ERT, the new service would have close to 1,000 employees and would cost 100 million euros to run compared to the 300 million ERT absorbed. PASOK and DIMAR submitted to Parliament on Wednesday a proposal for the legislative act permitting ERT’s immediate closure to be scrapped.ERT employees, meanwhile, continued to broadcast in defiance of the government’s shutdown. Using digital frequencies and the Internet to reach viewers, journalists and technicians put out shows featuring discussions about ERT’s role throughout the day. Thousands of protesters had also gathered outside the broadcaster’s headquarters in Aghia Paraskevi, northeastern Athens, on Tuesday night and remained there until the early hours of Wednesday.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more


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first_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR November 14, 2017 at 7:56 pm Al79 8/17 WWE Live Results: Houston and Grand Forks (Kingston vs. Orton, Rollins vs. Corbin) Following last night’s RAW in Atlanta, the card for WWE Survivor Series this Sunday has seen a few changes including a new match and the traditional elimination matches.Jason Jordan was officially dropped from Team RAW and replaced by Triple H, who announced himself as the new member after RAW GM Kurt Angle was forced to pull Jordan from the elimination match after an injury against Bray Wyatt.THIS SUNDAY: Just look at this.#SurvivorSeries pic.twitter.com/3KbE1LNEPr— WWE (@WWE) November 14, 2017Also now official for the show is The Shield vs. The New Day, along with Bayley becoming the final member for Team RAW in the women’s traditional elimination match.Here is the updated card for Survivor Series on Sunday in Houston.Just a reminder: the show will be four hours beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET (6:00 CT).Champion vs. ChampionWWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar vs. WWE Champion AJ StylesChampion vs. ChampionIntercontinental Champion The Miz vs. United States Champion Baron CorbinChampion vs. ChampionRAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss vs. Smackdown Women’s Champion NatalyaChampions vs. ChampionsRAW Tag Team Champions Sheamus and Cesaro vs. Smackdown Tag Team Champions The UsosThe Shield vs. The New DayMen’s Traditional Survivor Series Elimination MatchTeam RAW (Kurt Angle, Triple H, Braun Strowman, Finn Balor and Samoa Joe) vs. Team Smackdown Live (Shane McMahon, John Cena, Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura and Bobby Roode)Women’s Traditional Survivor Series Elimination MatchTeam RAW (Alicia Fox, Nia Jax, Asuka, Sasha Banks and Bayley) vs. Team Smackdown Live (Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, Naomi, Carmella and Tamina)Kickoff Show:WWE Cruiserweight ChampionshipEnzo Amore (c) vs. KalistoWrestleview.com will have live coverage of Survivor Series this Sunday beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET (6:00 CT) along with live thoughts on Twitter via @wrestleview.Wrestleview Live will also return after Survivor Series goes off the air. Google+ WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Austen Allen Videos Articles They are not title for title matches. That phrase implies both titles are on the line in what might or might not be unification matches.This not the case on Sunday. They are all non title champion vs champion matches for brand supremacy. WWE announces 2020 Royal Rumble tickets to go on-sale Friday, September 20 Charlotte Flair November 14, 2017 at 7:58 pm Now Playing Up Next Twitter So Triple H just pedigreed Kurt Angle’s “son”. Yet Angle is perfectly ok with that and has no problem teaming with Triple H?! Guess Kurt Angle is a pussy now. WhatsApp Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss November 14, 2017 at 7:32 pm Ronda Rousey Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announced 7 COMMENTS That’s my point, they should either be title for title, then one title is vacated, or there should be a stipulation such as the winner can take whatever title they want and switch brands. Either way, “bragging rights” isn’t much of a stipulation when two of the matches will probably end in DQs anyway. Now Playing Up Next Jeffery Adam Phillips November 14, 2017 at 2:49 amcenter_img Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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first_imgParis Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva warned his teammates that Manchester United are always “dangerous” ahead of their Champions League showdown next yearFollowing Sunday’s 3-1 defeat to rivals Liverpool, manager Jose Mourinho was removed from his post with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer being brought to succeed the Portuguese on an interim basis for the remainder of the season.This came after United’s worst start to a season in 28 years with the club down in sixth-place in the Premier League and 11 points behind Chelsea in the final top-four spot.However, Silva believes PSG would be unwise to take United for granted under the relatively unproven Solskjaer – who has never coached a major European club before.“United, it is always a dangerous team,” said Silva, according to Goal. “Under Mourinho, I think they could have done better.Colin Dagba, France,How Dagba become one of PSG’s regulars Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 21-year-old full-back Colin Dagba had a very difficult time to break into professional football, but now he’s one of PSG’s regular players.“The motivation of the players is very strong, they will be motivated to play well, to win matches, and this is a team that will cause us a lot of difficulties so we will have to prepare.“Many people think that the draw is good because Manchester are not playing well, but they still a very good team.“They have a history in football, experienced players, and with the change of coach, they will try to push a little more. But we are very motivated too.”PSG will travel to Old Trafford for the first leg of their last-16 tie on February 12 before hosting United in the return leg at the Parc Des Princes on March 6.last_img read more


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first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) and the Soy Aquaculture Alliance (SAA) recently met with Congressional staffers, along with a surprise visit from Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN), to share the importance of the U.S. aquaculture industry and the need for it to grow.SAA was represented by Vice Chairman and Kentucky farmer George Martin. The team shared educational information on the ability of aquaculture to be a job creating industry and economic contributor. The group discussed some of the challenges that constrict the industry and prevent it reaching its full potential. Martin shared copies of the Working Waterfront, a short film that highlights the need for changes to allow U.S. aquaculture to deliver high quality, home grown seafood and valuable U.S. jobs, throughout the visits. Working Waterfront is available here.last_img read more


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first_imgCAIRO — Egypt’s interim prime minister announced Monday the resignation of his Cabinet, a surprise move that could be designed in part to pave the way for the nation’s military chief to leave his defense minister’s post to run for president.Hazem el-Beblawi’s military-backed government was sworn in on July 16, less than two weeks after Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the defense minister, ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi after a year in office. Its ministers will remain in their posts in a caretaker capacity until the president picks a prime minister to form a new Cabinet.The government’s resignation, announced by el-Beblawi in a live TV broadcast, came amid a host of strikes, including one by public transport workers and garbage collectors. An acute shortage of cooking gas has also been making front page news the past few days.Egypt’s political system gives most powers to the president. The prime minister usually handles day-to-day economic management, but does not set key policies. Under deposed President Hosni Mubarak, who had ruled Egypt for nearly 30 years until his 2011 ouster, the prime minister was perceived as a scapegoat for government failings.It was not immediately clear whether el-Beblawi will stay at the helm of a new government or will step aside for a new prime minister. Local media has repeatedly reported that he planned to reshuffle his government but not resign.last_img read more


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first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – An infant has returned home from the hospital after being struck by a car.The 3-month-old was with her aunt and grandmother on Sunday when police said a 13-year-old at the wheel of that car hit them in a Miami Beach crosswalk.Officials said the 13-year-old took his stepfather’s car for a joyride.The juvenile now faces felony charges for leaving the scene of the crash. He is currently on home detention.The aunt and grandmother remain in the hospital as they recover from their injuries.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img


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first_imgThe site may be known for its rapid, provocatively headlined news, but the more analytical stories tended to receive extra attention from a core and consistent group of readers.”When we publish analytic work on the site—we span a broad range from news to features to some pretty wonky analysis—we don’t attract a huge audience necessarily for those kinds of posts, but boy are they involved with questions and comments,” says Business Insider president and COO Julie Hansen. “It became obvious that there was an audience who was interested in the deeper analytic work, either intellectually or for their jobs.”Adding on a subscription-based content product is not a new idea for sites like BI, but it’s been a way to hedge against the ups and downs of display and native advertising, and the research content has turned out to be a clever way to link the main, free site and events with the subscription-based product.For starters, BI uses top-level content from the fee-based reports on the main site as a teaser. “For a long report, we’ll take a portion and put it outside the paywall—a portion of the content that’s substantive enough that it’s perfectly fine standing on it’s own, but it’s obviously part of a much bigger report,” says Hansen. “These reports can be anywhere from five to ten pages, they’re pretty meaty.”Behind the paywall, subscribers have access to two reports per week, a daily chart and several weekly news stories—plus all the archival content. The mobile research content library now contains about 300 charts, says Hansen.And it’s not just about the data, format plays a key role. Subscribers also get the data formatted in downloadable PDF and Excel files, or as PowerPoint decks.”We’ve learned that under certain circumstances decks are the best way to tell a particular story,” notes Hansen. “People find enormous value in the collection of data, and the visualization of data can be powerful. But they’re not a panacea. They don’t always work, sometimes a report is what you need to explain the complicated concepts.”Beyond that, the research reports, particularly in deck form, can be magnets for subscribers. A 50-60 slide deck, for example, may become the center of a keynote presentation by BI CEO Henry Blodget. That same deck becomes a sought after presentation by attendees and others. In turn it’s repurposed as a slide show on Business Insider with plenty of marketing copy pointing readers to the subscription site.”It’s the three-legged stool of our business model. The ad side is the biggest by far, but the other two—events and content sales—are working in concert with it in a very cool way,” adds Hansen. Business Insider is expanding its data subscription service, Business Insider Intelligence, to include research and analysis on the social media market. Up to  now, the service only focused on the mobile space.Paid access to research has become a major focus for BI. The service doubled the number of paid subs, which go for $299 each, between the third and fourth quarters last year and is just about to pass 2,000 subscribers.Launched at the beginning of 2012, the research service leverages a small but potentially lucrative slice of the BI audience—site visitors who dug into the occasional data-centric post.last_img read more


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first_imgAnil Ambani-led Reliance Communications (RCom) on Monday announced that the fair trade regulator Competition Commission of India (CCI) the company’s acquisition of Russia-based Sistema’s Indian telecom unit, Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd (SSTL).In November 2015, RCom had announced its plans to acquire Sistema’s Indian telecom unit in an all-stock deal, which would then create an operator with over 118 million subscribers, Press Trust of India reported. SSTL, which operates under the MTS brand, is expected to hold 10 percent stake in RCom and will pay off its debt before the completion of the deal.”We wish to inform you that the CCI has approved transfer of telecommunications undertaking of Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd to the company,” RCom said in a regulatory filing with the Bombay Stock Exchange.This deal will give RCom access to the airwaves in the 850 MHz band, which will be used for fourth generation (4G) services and will start in the second half of 2016.RCom has assumed responsibility of the liability to pay instalments for SSTL’s spectrum to the Indian government. This is expected to amount to Rs 392 crore by 2026, the PTI report added.This merger would help RCom to “consolidate its position” ahead of the launch of Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio 4G services in the second half of 2016.Shares of RCom closed at Rs 50.80 on Monday on the BSE, up 0.69 percent from its previous close.[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]last_img read more


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first_img Tesla just dropped the starting price of its most budget-friendly car, the Model 3, to $42,900.The Model 3, which was previously $44,000, was initially supposed to cost $35,000 when it was first introduced in 2016, CNN reported. Despite this price difference, Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote a Twitter message on Wednesday that said the luxury vehicle will actually cost $35,000 if customers factor in $8,000 of credits and fuel savings.Model 3 starting cost now ~$35k (after ~$8k of credits & fuel savings) https://t.co/46TXqRrsdr— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 6, 2019On Twitter, Tesla fans weren’t thrilled about spending more than $35,000 on the Model 3 and were annoyed about the slight price drop. “We’re doing everything we can to get there,” Musk commented on Twitter. “It’s a super hard grind.”This price drop comes on the heels of another Tesla service update: On Feb. 2, the company ended its customer referral program, which allowed Tesla owners to earn prizes with referrals. Prizes included money, driving a Boring Company tunnel digging machine, discounts on the Tesla Roadster, and racing a Tesla Semi on a test track.Tesla didn’t comment on why it stopped this loyalty program, however, customers still hope that the Model 3 vehicle will be available at a more accessible price soon.More on Geek.com:Watch a Tesla Model 3 Get Assembled From Start to FinishTesla Debuts a Portable Plug-In EV Charger for Its Electric CarsWatch: Teslas, EVs Were Struggling During the Polar Vortex, Too Stay on target Software Engineer Embedded Tesla Model 3 Key Fob In ArmTesla EV Catches Fire After Colliding With Tow Truck in Moscow last_img read more


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first_imgVisuals have always been a better way to elucidate one’s feelings as well as reach out to people and connect with much ease and sincerity and so what can be better than photography exhibition, where images speak for themselves.Keeping that thought in mind, ‘Habitat Photosphere,’ a photography festival will hold its first ever international workshop titled ‘The World Upside Down: Modes of Representation in The East and the West’ by French artist Pascal Monteil at the Experimental Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre on Saturday.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Monteil will take the participants of the workshop, from Rome to Tokyo, through Ispahan, Lahore and Fatehpur Sikri, onto a visual journey through world art histories and their modes of representation. He will be discussing specific paintings as well as his personal journey as an artist taking inspiration from various traditions.Monteil’s works are done using a particular technique called digital painting. “Each one of my work is done minutely with thousands of photographic elements either designed or painted; they are adjusted, superimposed, revised and lit-up on computer. Thanks to digital technique, using these fragments just as a painter would do with his colors and paintbrushes; I wish to achieve pictures with a photographic depiction combined with the very special power of painting to sublime the real and its emotional precision,” said Monteil. Monteil’s work is an exploration and a re-interpretation of Persian and Indian miniature traditions.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixDr Alka Pande, curator and art consultant, Visual Arts Gallery, IHC said, “Pascal Monteil is an artist of the world. An international cosmopolitanism, bordering on the exotic and the unknown, characterises his suite of ‘paintings’. He is an artist, who combines the traditional art of painting with contemporary digital photography and makes compelling landscapes which cross boundaries of geographies and cultures. These phantasmagorical imagined landscapes emerge from his experiences and his training as a painter. A peripatetic traveler, his paintings are replete with historical and cultural references. An incredible storyteller, Pascal is a bard, who through his lyrical renditions tells stories about his travels. From the city of love, philosophy and artistic effulgence Paris, he travels to India, to Persia to Japan, reading the landscapes of these ancient civilisations, creating arresting juxtapositions on the canvas.”  Pascal Monteil is a visual artist who lives and works between Paris and various cities in Asia. Beside his artistic practice, Pascal has also been teaching art and architecture for the past fifteen years. The fee for participation in the workshop is Rs 400 for India Habitat Centre members; Rs 500 for non-members and Rs 200 Rs for students. As a part of Habitat Photosphere’s aim of taking art photography into the public space, Monteil’s works will also be exhibited at the Jor Bagh metro station from December 2015 till March 2016.last_img read more


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first_imgSiemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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June 20, 2019 — Bay Labs announced that new data on the company’s first-of-its-kind deep learning investigational guidance software will be presented at the upcoming American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 30th Annual Scientific Sessions, June 21-25 in Portland, Ore.Echocardiography is the most widely used cardiac imaging modality but access to echo in point-of-care settings is often limited because it requires specialized skills to perform. Bay Labs has developed guidance software that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to aid in the acquisition of echocardiograms. The Bay Labs technology is designed to provide both non-specialist and specialist healthcare providers with real-time guidance to obtain 10 standard echocardiographic views, and designed to be integrated into an ultrasound machine. First-time data will be presented which compares the diagnostic quality of echocardiograms obtained by registered nurses (RNs) with limited training using Bay Labs technology, to the images obtained by a trained cardiac sonographer. Bay Labs guidance software is for investigational use only and not for sale.“Evaluation of a Deep-Learning Model Designed to Aid Novice Scanners in Obtaining Diagnostic Quality Echocardiograms” will be presented by Akhil Narang, M.D., of Northwestern Memorial Hospital.For more information: www.baylabs.io FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. 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first_imgFinnair ended the ten day cabin crew strike that forced the airline to ground two thirds of its flights. The strike ended late last week after the Finland carrier and the crew’s union agreed on a new wage proposal, Reuters reported. “The strike ends,” cabin crew workers’ union SLSY said. “People will return to their jobs without delays.” Finnair said it lost up to 2.5 million euros for each day the crew was on strike. “The most important thing is to get aircraft moving again and to end the strike,” Finnair chief executive Mika Vehvilainen said. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img


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first_imgWen-Je Ko, Mayor of Taipei City visited India to promote Taipei city as the venue of Taipei Summer Universiade 2017. This was the first formal visit to India by a Taipei City delegation, with Mayor Wen-Je Ko personally leading the heavyweight team. The aim was to strengthen communication in all areas, from tourism to culture to public facilities and even beyond.During the event, measures designed to entice Bollywood Directors and Crews to visit Taipei for film shoots were discussed. A Taipei tourism seminar was held in Delhi unveiling an incentive program designed to attract Bollywood Directors and Production Crews to Taipei for film shoots.Second to the Olympic Games, The Univesiade is staged every two years in different cities. Talking about the upcoming event, the Mayor commented, “We are expecting a large number of tourists and participants from India during the event. We invite tourists from India to come and enjoy the city of Taipei and everything that it has to offer in terms of a buzzing nightlife, cosmopolitan culture, fantastic food and historical sites apart from a world class sporting infrastructure.”To help open the Indian market, Taipei City Government has entered into a strategic cooperation initiative with China Airlines, the only Taiwan operator offering direct flights to New Delhi. Brand new ‘Fun Taipei’ travel products have been brought together and launched in the ‘6 Reasons to Love Taipei’ India-edition Taipei travel package.The Taipei City Government unveiled an incentive-travel program specifically targeted at attracting Indian enterprises. This includes applications for MICE sponsorship supporting China Airlines charter flights for incentive-travel tours to Taipei. Other bonuses include a free ticket for each visitor from India to the Taipei 101 Observatory.last_img read more


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first_imgCHALET SPA launches CHALET SPA Verbier and CHALET SPA Blanche, two exceptional chalets located a few minutes from the centre of ski mecca Verbier, France. CHALET SPA residences offer contemporary design, limitless comfort, sophisticated spa areas and the very latest technologies in a warm atmosphere enhanced by natural local materials such as mature timber, granite, slate and upholstered leather. Every chalet has splendid terraces offering extraordinary views of the Valais AlpsCHALET SPA Verbier is a magnificent slate-roofed timber chalet, located a short walk from the Les Savoleyres ski lift and nestling in a quiet, secluded spot at the end of a private path. Three of the four floors comprising the chalet are surrounded by delightfully finished terraces offering exceptional views of the Alps. The residence has 5 bedrooms with hand-made mattresses, luxury cotton sheets and cashmere blankets. The chalet can accommodate up to 10 people.The property offers an incredible private spa with hammam and sauna, an outdoor Jacuzzi on the terrace (with its own television), a gym equipped with the latest Technogym machines, a superb indoor swimming pool with massage fountain and an adjacent bar. Modular speakers are incorporated on all floors and terraces, and all areas of the chalet have iPod stations. Every room is equipped with “Magic Mirror” TV (flat screens concealed in mirrors) and the chalet has a private HD home cinema and a wide variety of films to choose from.CHALET SPA Blanche is built with mature timber comprising three floors, with two delightfully finished terraces offering breathtaking views of the Valais Alps. With four bedrooms, the chalet can accommodate up to 8 or 9 people. CHALET SPA Blanche is located 200 metres from the Piste Rouge and just 5 minutes walk from the centre of the resort.last_img read more