US consumer prices increased 03 per cent in October

first_imgWASHINGTON — Consumer prices climbed 0.3 per cent in October, with higher prices for gasoline, used autos and housing contributing to the increase.The Labor Department said Wednesday that this measure of inflation has jumped 2.5 per cent over the past 12 months. Adjusted for rising prices, average weekly wages have improved 0.9 per cent this year. That’s an increase of $8.52 in weekly earnings from October 2017.The Federal Reserve targets inflation at 2 per cent, just enough to encourage consumer spending and economic growth without leading to price increases that could destabilize the economy. Fed officials are expected at an upcoming meeting in December to raise a key short-term interest rate for the fourth time this year, in hopes of keeping inflation and check and preventing economic growth from overheating in ways that could trigger a downturn.But inflation could be tamer in future months because oil prices have been trending lower and the value of the dollar has strengthened.Core inflation, which excludes volatile energy and food costs, rose 0.2 per cent in October. This core figure, which many economists consider to be a better indicator of underlying inflation, has risen 2.1 per cent from a year ago.Gas prices increased 3 per cent in October, after having dipped 0.2 per cent in September.Housing — the single largest component of the index — increased 0.3 per cent in October. Used car and truck prices jumped 2.6 per cent on a monthly basis. But food prices slipped as fruits, vegetables, cereals and bakery products became cheaper.Josh Boak, The Associated Presslast_img read more

TSX closes in the red for third straight session

TORONTO — The Toronto Stock Exchange closed lower for the third straight session on Tuesday as investors direct their attention back to the fundamentals of the Canadian market.The S&P/TSX composite index lost 49.31 points to close at 14,376.24 after starting the day in the black.Allan Small, senior investment adviser at Holliswealth, said the markets had been positive following the resolution of the latest outbreak in the Greek debt crisis as well as last week’s rate cut from the Bank of Canada.With those headline-grabbing developments out of the way, he said, investors are turning back to look at the realities of the market and aren’t liking what they see.“We had our rally, and now we’re concentrating on other areas of the market,” he said. “And right now in Canada those other areas are struggling.” In the U.S., the Dow Jones industrial average plunged 181.12 points to 17,919.29, while the Nasdaq fell 10.74 points to 5,208.12. The S&P 500 lost 9.07 points to close at 2,119.21.The Canadian dollar was up 0.29 of a cent to 77.23 cents US.Small said the increase was the result of day-to-day volatility rather than any sign that the sliding loonie had reached bottom.“The direction of our dollar is definitely down,” he said. “I’d be surprised if we see a big run-up in the dollar now.”The Canadian dollar could fall even further against the greenback, Small said, and will remain weak for the near future as Canada looks to grow.“How long it will stay that way remains to be seen,” he said. “I think it’s dependent on how long it takes our economy to bounce back from a negative first half.”Economists and analysts have suggested that Canada is in a technical recession, defined as two consecutive quarters of negative growth, although final second-quarter numbers have not been released.Small said the prospect of an interest-rate hike from the American central bank this fall is the biggest driver for the Canadian dollar’s value. “Our dollar is going to trade more on what the U.S. does than what we do here in our country,” he said.On the commodities markets, the September contract for crude oil closed up 42 cents to US$50.86, while the August contract for natural gas climbed 5.9 cents to US$2.882.The August contract for gold ended the day down US$3.50 to US$1,103.50 per ounce.Small noted that gold has become much less important as a safe-haven commodity as global markets have equalized following the volatility of the 2008 downturn, when gold’s value spiked.“I really don’t see a catalyst for gold to go any higher,” Small said.The September contract for copper closed at US$2.47, down 0.7 of a US cent.The Canadian Press read more

Pokémon Go fever comes to Canadian businesses as they try to capitalize

“It’s a statement of what your brand is, who it stands for and who it seeks to appeal to,” said Wong, who is with the Stephen J.R. Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.“While it may generate traffic for you, whether or not that traffic generates profitability in the short, and more importantly, long term is a different story. If you’re in a business that needs a promotion to stay in business, you’re already on a slippery slope.”Wong said the publicity stunt would mostly profit businesses that appeal to the biggest demographic of Pokémon GO players or have a link to the game — for example, stores that sell cellphone accessories or comic books.There may be a potential to grow business in the short term, but he doesn’t see that enduring.“Eventually the novelty will wear off. There will always be diehards but it’s no different than the Trivial Pursuit craze,” he said.“If you are the right kind of business, get in as soon as you can when the fad has the greatest duration of effect, because if you wait too long, the fad will be over.”In Toronto, Peter Coulter set up a chalkboard sign Monday outside his optical store featuring a promotion offering passersby a free glasses cleaning if they can capture a Pokémon creature inside.Although he says he hasn’t seen any direct sales from the sign, he stands behind it.“It’s quite the phenomenon,” said the manager of Optical Thirty 8. “The sign was just something catchy to encourage people to come in and use their phones so we can show them some of our services and at the same time, maybe they’ll buy some new glasses.”The Canadian Press TORONTO — The Pokémon GO sign directing people to the front door of Rock Candy Boutique in Halifax has only been up for a week, but Jeff Powers says he is already seeing it pay off.“Downtown is alive in a way that I haven’t seen in a long, long time,” said Powers, a manager at the store, which sells various rock music T-shirts, hoodies, hats and other paraphernalia.“There is just a flood from everybody, from young kids to older adults, and you can tell they’re playing this game.”That would be Pokémon GO, which officially launched in Canada on Sunday. The wildly popular video game sends players on a quest to find superimposed animated characters on a map-like interface using the camera on their smartphones. It is currently the most downloaded app in the Apple app store.Nintendo’s market cap doubles to US$42 billion as Pokemon GO craze goes globalPokémon GO , the global phenomenon that has people hunting outside for monsters, explainedPowers said Tuesday the sign has brought people into the store who wouldn’t normally shop there but hear it’s a good place to play the augmented reality video game.“This has just blown up bigger than anybody has expected,” he said, adding that the various Pokémon merchandise the store carries have also been flying off the shelves.“It leads people to travel down streets they normally wouldn’t. It’s bringing a lot of foot traffic down to the side streets and a lot of people are coming in and buying things because they were just in the area.”Some Canadian businesses have been jumping on the craze by actively encouraging potential customers to use their shops as PokéStops or Pokémon gyms — locations to play the game.But marketing professor Ken Wong cautioned that although it may seem like a no-brainer for businesses to capitalize on Pokémon GO’s popularity, it can also backfire.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston read more

OSU spokesman No policy exists that prevents standing at Ohio Stadium

Fans watching Ohio State football games at Ohio Stadium can keep standing as much as they want.Multiple reports emerged this week saying OSU fans can text the word ‘BRUTUS’ to a university-provided number if they experience issues with other spectators. While some reports stated those issues could include fans choosing to stand during game play, an OSU spokesman told The Lantern in an email Wednesday that there is no such rule in place that would prevent standing during a game.“Fans can stand all they want,” the spokesman said. “No policy exists that prevents standing.”The spokesman said the number fans can text to report issues with other spectators is “nothing new.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to play their 2014 home opener on Saturday against Virginia Tech at 8 p.m.

La biographie de Steve Jobs enfin disponible en France

first_imgLa biographie de Steve Jobs enfin disponible en FranceLa sortie française était imminente. La biographie du génie d’Apple sera disponible le 2 novembre prochain chez les vendeurs de livres, mais elle est déjà accessible via l’Apple Store et chez certains étals qui n’ont pas attendu la date de sa sortie officielle.La couverture blanche de l’ouvrage n’est pas sans rappeler les divers produits Apple au même teint pâle. Epais de 600 pages, c’est au moins ce qu’il fallait pour raconter la vie de Steve Jobs, certainement l’un des hommes les plus influents de ces dernières décennies. À lire aussiiPhone 6 : un smartphone fragile qui se plierait en restant dans une poche ?Nul doute que la disparition récente de ce visionnaire boostera les ventes. Déjà en tête des chartes aux Etats-Unis, le livre de Walter Isaacson pourrait connaître le même sort dans l’Hexagone.Vendu aux éditions JC Lattès au prix de 25 euros en version papier (disponible à la Fnac et sur Amazon), il est par contre vendu un peu moins cher en version numérique (18.99 euros). Le succès ne serait pas étonnant, d’autant plus que certains détails croustillants sur la concurrence ou sur des projets Apple futurs alimentent l’ouvrage. Un Best-seller en perspective. Le 26 octobre 2011 à 18:48 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Google reportedly asked US to scale back protection for activist workers

first_img Share your voice Google 0 James Martin/CNET Google has reportedly asked the US government to limit protection of activist employees. The search giant urged the National Labor Relations Board to undo a ruling from a 2014 case, Purple Communications Inc., that gave workers the right to use their employer’s workplace email system to organize about issues at their company, says a Thursday report from Bloomberg. The news outlet said it used a Freedom of Information Act request to obtain Google filings from 2017 and 2018 that ask the NLRB to overturn that precedent. The Purple Communications ruling restricts companies from punishing staff for using workplace email for activities such as forming a union, passing around petitions or organizing walkouts. Google’s attorneys wrote that the case “should be overruled” and the NLRB should let companies ban such internal email use, Bloomberg reported.”We’re not lobbying for changes to any rules,” a Google spokeswoman said in an emailed statement. “This was a legal defense that we included as one of many possible defenses in the response to a charge” before the NLRB.”Google is one of the most open workplaces in the world,” the spokeswoman said. “Employees have multiple internal forums to express their views, raise concerns and connect, including thousands of internal communities and tens of thousands of email groups.”The Bloomberg report comes after several high-profile protests by Google employees.In November, Google workers around the world walked out of company offices over the search giant’s handling of sexual harassment cases, specifically at the executive level.In August, rumors about Project Dragonfly, an alleged Google program to build a censored search engine for the Chinese government, triggered employee protests and resignations, with roughly 1,000 workers signing a letter asking CEO Sundar Pichai to be transparent about the project.And in April, more than 3,000 Google employees pushed back against Project Maven, which would’ve provided AI and image recognition technology to the US military for analyzing drone footage. Workers signed a petition calling on the company to end its work with the Pentagon, and Google said in June that it wouldn’t seek to renew the Project Maven contract. Special Reports: CNET’s in-depth features in one place.Security:  Stay up-to-date on the latest in breaches, hacks, fixes and all those cybersecurity issues that keep you up at night. Tech Industry Politics Internet Services Tags Post a commentlast_img read more

The 1Trillion Plan To Avoid US Govt Shutdown Rejects The Border Wall

first_imgLawmakers on Monday unveiled a huge $1 trillion-plus spending bill that would fund most government operations through September but would deny President Donald Trump money for a border wall and rejects his proposed cuts to popular domestic programs.The 1,665-page bill agreed to on Sunday is the product of weeks of negotiations. It was made public in the predawn hours Monday and is tentatively scheduled for a House vote on Wednesday.The catchall spending bill would be the first major piece of bipartisan legislation to advance during Trump’s short tenure in the White House. While losing on funding for the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, Trump won a $15 billion down payment on his request to strengthen the military, though that too fell short of what he requested.Vice President Mike Pence said the administration “couldn’t be more pleased” and noted that it would include a boost in military spending, a “down payment” on border security and provide money for health benefits for coal miners.“It will avert a government shutdown but more important than that, it’s going to be a significant increase in military spending,” Pence said in an interview with “CBS This Morning.” He called it a “budget deal that’s a bipartisan win for the American people.”The measure funds the remainder of the 2017 budget year, through Sept. 30, rejecting cuts to popular domestic programs targeted by Trump such as medical research, the Environmental Protection Agency, and infrastructure grants.“The omnibus (spending bill) is in sharp contrast to President Trump’s dangerous plans to steal billions from lifesaving research, instead increasing funding for the NIH (National Institutes of Health) by $2 billion,” said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California.Successful votes later this week would also clear away any remaining threat of a government shutdown — at least until the Oct. 1 start of the 2018 budget year. Trump has submitted a partial 2018 budget promising a whopping $54 billion, 10 percent increase for the Pentagon from current levels, financed by cutting to foreign aid, the EPA, and other nondefense programs by an equal amount. Negotiators on the pending measure, however, rejected a smaller $18 billion package of cuts and instead slightly increased funding for domestic programs.Democrats were quick to praise the deal.“This agreement is a good agreement for the American people, and takes the threat of a government shutdown off the table,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., a key force in the talks. “The bill ensures taxpayer dollars aren’t used to fund an ineffective border wall, excludes poison pill riders, and increases investments in programs that the middle class relies on, like medical research, education and infrastructure.”House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., praised the bill as well, saying it “acts on President Trump’s commitment to rebuild our military for the 21st century and bolster our nation’s border security to protect our homeland.”Some Republican conservatives, however, were wary. “I think you’re going to see conservatives have some real concerns with this legislation,” Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio said on CNN, citing domestic spending obtained by Democrats and other issues. “We told (voters) we were going to do a short-term spending bill that was going to come due at the end of April so that we could fight on these very issues, and now it looks like we’re not going to do that.”Trump said at nearly every campaign stop last year that Mexico would pay for the 2,000-mile (3,200-kilometer) border wall, a claim Mexican leaders have repeatedly rejected. The administration sought some $1.4 billion in U.S. taxpayer dollars for the wall and related costs in the spending bill, but Trump later relented and said the issue could wait until September.Trump, however, obtained $1.5 billion for border security measures such as 5,000 additional detention beds, an upgrade in border infrastructure and technologies such as surveillance.The measure is assured of winning bipartisan support in votes this week; the House and Senate have until midnight Friday to pass it to avert a government shutdown. It’s unclear, however, how much support the measure will receive from GOP conservatives such as Jordan and how warmly it will be received by the White House.Democrats played a strong hand in the talks since their votes are needed to pass the bill, even though Republicans control both the White House and Congress. As a result, the measure doesn’t look much different than the deal that could have been struck on President Barack Obama’s watch last year.But Republicans are eager to move on to other issues such as overhauling the tax code and reviving their moribund effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Obama’s health care law.While the measure would peacefully end a battle over the current budget year, the upcoming cycle is sure to be even more difficult. Republicans have yet to reveal their budget plans, and battles between Trump and Congress over annual agency budgets could grind this summer’s round of spending bills to a halt.Among the final issues resolved was a Democratic request to provide the cash-strapped government of Puerto Rico with $295 million to cope with its Medicaid burden, a top Pelosi priority. House Republicans succeeded in extending a private school vouchers program for students in Washington, D.C.’s troubled school system through 2019.Democrats were successful in repelling many conservative policy “riders” that sought to overturn dozens of Obama-issued regulations. Such moves carry less urgency for Republicans now that Trump controls the regulatory apparatus.GOP leaders decided against trying to use the must-do spending bill to “defund” Planned Parenthood. The White House also backed away from language to take away grants from “sanctuary cities” that do not share information about people’s immigration status with federal authorities. Trump’s request for additional immigration agents was denied and the IRS budget would be frozen at $11.6 billion instead of absorbing cuts sought by Republicans. Sharelast_img read more

Young Faces Sole Opponent in Democratic Primary Race for President of Baltimore

first_imgKim Trueheart, right, is the only person running against Bernard C. “Jack” Young for the position of president of the Baltimore City Council. (Courtesy Photos)The two Democratic candidates for City Council President have three things in common: both were born and raised in Baltimore, both graduated from Baltimore city schools – and both are passionate about the city. That’s where the similarities end. Incumbent City Council President Bernard C. ”Jack” Young and his outspoken challenger on the Democratic side, Kim Truehart, have decisively traveled different paths to seek the City Council presidency in the upcoming April 26th Baltimore city primary election.“I’m not an activist, I’m an active citizen out here doing what every citizen should be doing,” said Trueheart in response to her most recent confrontation with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake in January at City Hall. “I was just asking the Mayor ‘why are you wasting our money’, “said Truehart, who regularly attends City Council and Baltimore City School Board meetings and heckles officials. Truehart attends publicly held hearings and meetings where city business is being discussed as often as possible and has confronted Mayor Rawlings-Blake on a variety of proposals.The impetus behind her decision to move from active citizen to citizen-candidate came when she discovered that Young was running unopposed in the race for City Council President. “On February 3, I woke up and saw Jack Young was running unopposed,” Trueheart said. “I was sure someone was going to step up and run against him – but nobody did. An incumbent running unopposed seems undemocratic to me.”Truehart believes that she can raise issues that won’t get attention without her presence. “Since February 3rd, I’ve attended half-a-dozen citizen forums and he (Young) hasn’t attended any of them,” Trueheart said. “The people of the community deserve to hear from their elected officials. Not showing up is simply unacceptable.”But Young countered that he is accessible to the citizens who propelled him to the City Council presidency in 2011, when he took over from Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who went on to become mayor. “I am someone who cares about Baltimore and its citizens – especially for those who have no voice,” Young said. “I’ve been the advocate for new schools, for our youth, for transparency in government, and for the everyday needs of the people.”Young emphasized the practical changes he has championed as City Council President as evidence of support for underserved Baltimoreans. “I’ve fought for low and moderate income housing, for a payment plan for water bills and I was responsible for changing the parking ticket system,” Young said. “Parking tickets used to go on and on in Baltimore.” He said that the cap in parking fines is just one small effort that helps “every day” citizens where it matters most.According to polls, Young is likely to win the April 26th primary election, and is eager to work with a new Mayor who seeks collaboration with the City Council. “My immediate priority is to get to work with a ‘we and us Mayor,’ said Young. “I can work with any Mayor – I just want someone who will work with the Council.”Young is determined to ensure that 3% of every tax dollar in the city’s general fund goes to The City’s Youth Fund, voted on by Baltimore City Council in January. Mayor StephanieRawlings Blake vetoed the Council’s action to create a youth fund shortly after its passage because she said she was concerned about tying up city funds, even for a purpose she called commendable.Whatever happens in the upcoming municipal primary, Trueheart will continue to work on improving life for Baltimoreans. “I’m going to work on providing greater opportunities for our city. I am here to serve the city and the residents that nobody else understands.”last_img read more

Flappy Bird and 2048 combined into new digital drug

first_imgEven the most hardened, jaded gamers played Dong Nguyen’s Flappy Bird more times than they’re willing to admit (even if that was only once); the same goes with Gabriele Cirulli’s power-of-two-em-up 2048. Both games are clones themselves, and have had their share of clones; Flappy Bird had so many that Apple began rejecting them from the App Store, and 2048 even has a Hearthstone-themed clone. Both games are addictive, but almost disturbingly simple. So, thanks to the games’ wild popularity and simple mechanics, internet law decrees that they must be mashed up into a single game.The name of the game, Flappy48, instantly describes exactly what you’ll be doing — flying the power-of-two number through the now-iconic Flappy Bird columns. In between each segment of columns, a new number awaits your growing chain of numbers — just like in 2048, two of the same number will combine to form a bigger number in a single box. The farther you progress in the game, the larger your Flappy Bird-style trail of numbers will be, making it more difficult to effectively flap through the columns.In Flappy48, you can either use the space bar or left click to flap your box. Unlike Flappy Bird and most of its clones, the physics are a little floaty rather than quickly adhering to gravity. However, this seems to maintain Flappy Bird‘s maddening difficulty curve, so fans of Nguyen’s game will feel at home. The 2048 aspect of the game doesn’t really require your attention nearly as much as flapping your boxes does, but the growing chain of numbers does make it increasingly difficult to progress.The game, which you can try here, runs in Unity, so you might need to install the player in your browser. You should be prompted to install it, but if not, you can grab it here.last_img read more

3 Ways Embracing Automation and Technology Can Turbocharge Your Entrepreneurial Quest

first_imgOpinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Technology has long been lauded as the savior of modern business, but some fear it may also hasten its downfall. Pew Research Center reported that a full two-thirds of Americans think robots will overtake most humans’ work over the next 50 years, inspiring feelings of both resentment and awe toward the technology we ourselves have created.Rather than be intimidated by this looming possibility, however, entrepreneurs should recognize that this means they have more control than they realize. Technology’s power puts them in a position to create value, which should reveal opportunities and fuel the entrepreneurial spirit.The problem is that most entrepreneurs have trouble shifting their perspective to see what’s overwhelming as empowering.Stop fearing what’s already happening.People are worried about machines, computers and factories taking their jobs, dwelling on whether their own positions will be threatened. It’s not a question of whether it’s going to happen — it’s a matter of when. The takeover is already underway, but we’re so busy staring at what’s fading into the mist that we’re overlooking the amazing possibilities that come with technology.Related: Top 10 Best Chatbot Platform Tools to Build Chatbots for Your BusinessHere a few steps we can take to reframe technology as our ally, not our enemy:1. Identify the tasks you can automate to free your brain up for creative big-picture thinking.Not that long ago, we lived without cellphones. Now, we carry powerful computers in the palm of our hands, telling us which roads to take when we’re in traffic, enabling us to check in for flights and letting us look up anything we need with the push of a button. They save us time, energy and money, freeing us up to spend our most valuable resource — our lives — on the things that really matter.The same idea applies to our companies. Things that are time-consuming but not thinking-intensive — aka the stuff we called “busywork” in school — suck up the hours and brain cells that would be better spent on the difficult tasks we can’t hand off.A study published in Behavioral and Brain Functions concluded that a prolonged cognitive load — too much to think about — results in mental fatigue. That means that when you finally do find the time to devote to those high-value tasks, you don’t have the energy to do so.McKinsey & Company’s 2016 “Automating the Insurance Industry” report assessed how automation could be applied to the insurance industry’s current tasks, and it found that up to a quarter of the field’s existing roles could be combined or removed in the coming decade. Machine learning could take over up to 60 percent of an insurance sales agent’s job, for example, but only 35 percent of an underwriter’s. That means that in 10 years, insurance companies will be able to dedicate more of their team members’ brain power to more complex tasks while handing the easier ones off to computers.Related: This Simple Technique Trains Your Brain to Conjure Your Best-Ever Ideas2. Determine where you add the most value to your team, and then isolate the areas that take away from those tasks.Entrepreneurs erroneously assume that everything they do for their businesses is valuable. It likely is all worthwhile to some extent, but some efforts add more value to their companies than others. Growing a company and leading a team makes it essential that you identify where you’re adding the most value so you put your focus there.I’ve worked with leaders who realized their time was best spent working on developing business partnerships or on hiring executive-level positions for their companies, but they were investing their days in approving ad copy or backing up data — things that could be handled by automation. To be sure, backing up data is vital to a company, as GitLab could tell us after experiencing data deletion, followed by a backup failure.  GitLab’s incident initially occurred as a result of a system administrator accidentally deleting a folder of live production data. In the wake of this disruption caused by human error, industry professionals recommended that others use all-in-one platforms with analyzers to determine what should be backed up and then automatically back those files up. This underscores the fact that what those entrepreneurs I’ve known have spent their time on could have been better accomplished by technology than by them — and allowed them to spend time building high-revenue partnerships instead.RELATED: 7 Ways To Add Massive Value To Your Business3. Assess what your company currently can’t do itself.We all know entrepreneurs who wouldn’t have a blog on their website if it weren’t for a platform such as WordPress. Technology can be seen as an extension of your business that enables your company to do things and offer services or products it couldn’t otherwise.My company has consulted with businesses that have held group brainstorming sessions to determine what they should be doing but couldn’t with their current technology, staff or skill sets. They were clients of ours that hoped our platform had the ability to assist them with their new efforts. In some cases, we already offered a way to do what they wanted and simply had to show them how to integrate it; in others, we discussed how we could create what they were looking for or tweak an existing feature to do so.In both instances, my company — and theirs — took advantage of technology to expand our offerings and grow our businesses.  Technology may ultimately change how many of our jobs look. But this is a time of opportunity, not fear — what our companies and roles look like in the future will be enhanced, not diminished, versions of what we do now. If you free up some brain space, identify where you add the most value and pinpoint what you want to do in the future, you’ll be driving the technology changes you’ll encounter rather than be driven by them. Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 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Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories The Peterson-Mathieu tag team (or any pairing on punt returns, for that matter) has yet to be on display through the first four days of training camp.“I haven’t heard too much of it, but it will definitely be exciting to be back there with Patrick,” said Mathieu, who at LSU his last year returned two punts for scores and averaged 15.6 yards per return, fourth-best in the nation.“I mean, I wouldn’t mind being back there with Patrick, I doubt if he’ll let me catch it though,” he said smiling. “I might be just a decoy on that play. I’ve got to work on some blocking.” – / 22center_img GLENDALE — Two is greater than one. But is two better than one?Bruce Arians believes so, especially given the playmaking ability of Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu.The first-year head coach initially discussed the idea of pairing the former LSU teammates on punt returns after the team made Mathieu a third-round pick (69th overall) in the draft back in April.The idea has resurfaced here in training camp. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact “We have the potential to really have three back there if we want with Javier (Arenas) too,” Arians said. “We will have — and especially bad weather days — you always want to have twin safeties to where that ball is not hitting the ground and getting 20 yards a roll on a crappy kick, but the ability that we have with Patrick and Tyrann as special punt returners, yeah, it’s hard to kick away from two of them.”Though which two?Arenas returned punts in each of his first three seasons in the league while with Kansas City. Antonie Cason, the former UA standout, is another option, having gained experience the past three seasons in San Diego.But Peterson is the main option; and in 2011 was the only option.He led the league his rookie season with 699 punt return yards, while tying the NFL single-season record and setting the franchise all-time record with four punt return touchdowns on his way to being named to the Pro Bowl.“I’m all open for sharing punt return duties,” said Peterson, who did not have a return TD last season. Despite teams kicking away from him, he still finished fourth with 426 punt return yards.“I believe it can have a huge benefit for us because all of us can get the ball in the end zone,” he continued. “Now we don’t need to worry about those guys kicking the ball out of bounds when I’m back deep. Those guys are just as dangerous as I am with the ball in their hands.” ErrorOK ErrorOKlast_img read more

Cheap flights carrier Ryanair will launch 13 new f

first_imgCheap flights carrier Ryanair will launch 13 new flights from Trapani in Sicily following the announcement it is to base two new aircraft at the airport.From March next year, the airline will launch new flights to Billund, Bratislava, Cagliari, Eindhoven, Genoa, Gothenburg, Ibiza and Karlsruhe, while routes to Krakow, Maastricht, Memmingen, Trieste and Valencia will also be introduced.In addition, Ryanair will increase frequencies on its flights to Brussels Charleroi, Frankfurt Hahn and Dusseldorf Weeze, while routes from Trapani to Bari, Brindisi and Madrid will remain in operation during the winter months.Ida Buonanno, the carrier’s sales and marketing executive, said the new and increased routes will result in approximately two million passengers passing through the Sicilian city each year.”Ryanair is delighted to announce two new aircraft and 13 new routes to/from Trapani from March which will allow Ryanair to deliver more low fares, competition and choice to even more Italian consumers/visitors,” she commented.Earlier this week, Ryanair announced its intention to open its 37th base at Oslo Rygge in Norway from March next year.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedRyanair to launch new flights from Bristol and LiverpoolFrom March 28th, the airline will launch flights to Faro, Gdansk, Palma de Mallorca, Venice Treviso and ValenciaRyanair to launch three new routes from CharleroiRyanair to launch three new routes from CharleroiFlights to Ibiza, Nantes and Pisa on offer by RyanairFlights to Ibiza, Nantes and Pisa on offer by Ryanairlast_img read more

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she can be compared with speakers of inconsequential track record like GMC Balayogi or Manohar Joshi the Sena claim victory indirectly. Tunde Anifowose-Kelani as the presidential candidate of Accord Alliance (AA) and Mr Ishaka Paul as his running mate,The Iraqi anti-terrorism law empowers courts to convict people who are believed to have helped Islamic State even if they are not accused of violence In January an Iraqi court condemned a German woman to death after finding her guilty of belonging to Islamic State A court the following month sentenced another French woman to seven months in jail for entering Iraq illegally but ordered her release on time already served Several dozen Turkish women have been sentenced to death under Iraqi anti-terrorism laws By Lesley Wroughton and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Wednesday reinforced its call for a ceasefire in Yemen and said the "climate is right" for the combatants to return to UN-backed peace talks to end the more than three-year war Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday both urged an end to hostilities and resumption of talks that collapsed in September drawing praise from US senators critical of US inaction in Yemen The State Department’s deputy spokesman Robert Palladino on Wednesday urged the Iran-aligned Houthi group to immediately cease missile and drone strikes in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and told the Saudi-led coalition to halt air strikes in populated areas in Yemen "We have come to the assessment that the climate is right at this time to move forward" Palladino told reporters A US source familiar with the issue said that one of the driving factors is progress made by UN special envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths during a September visit to the Houthi-held capital Sanaa At that time Houthi leaders expressed an interest in participating in talks that Griffiths wants to occur in November the source said "They want to be there" the source said of the Houthis adding that the war a looming famine economic desperation and growing public resentment against the rebels "is not good for them either" Mattis who on Tuesday called for a ceasefire within 30 days said the Saudis and UAE appeared ready to embrace efforts by Griffiths to find a negotiated solution The Saudi-led coalition has massed thousands of troops near Yemen’s main port city of Hodeidah local military sources said on Wednesday in a move to pressure the Houthis to return to talks Another major factor behind the new push for talks the US source said is anger from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers and their growing frustration over mounting civilian casualties caused by the Saudi-led coalition’s air campaign against the Houthis Those feelings intensified with the Oct 2 murder in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi a columnist for the Washington Post who lived in the United States and was a critic of the kingdom’s de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman "The bombing of the school bus took it (anger on Capitol Hill) from a seven to a nine and a half" the source said referring to an Aug 9 Saudi airstrike that killed at least 44 children "Khashoggi was probably dragging it over the line" Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Republican Senator Todd Young who have worked together on Yemen-related legislation applauded what they called the "overdue diplomatic surge" Sheehan said "it’s past time for the United States to use our leverage to help end this horrific war" Young said that when the Senate returns after the Nov 6 elections he planned to introduce legislation that would end US air refuelling of Saudi coalition aircraft in Yemen (Additional reporting by Patricia Zengerle; writing by Mary Milliken and Grant McCool) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed a rapper. the board wouldn’t begin another disciplinary action or renew the suspension. theatre and cinema complex in the city, "Due to societal issues, and even a positive for the Sioux nation, Further Reading: See Steve Jobs’ Legacy in 16 Photos 1976 Apple I was Apple’s first computer, taken in Dec.

Samuel Alito, the BJP and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) it leads have decided to make Modi the face of their Bihar campaign rather than letting a chief-ministerial candidate appeal to the voters. the company also said that no customers had complained. policies, Buhari is expected to commission some projects especially roads and flag off the distribution of 500 tractors to farmers in the state during his visit. And with timely responses to disaster declarations. Asked about the recent visit of Chinese Vice-Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou to New Delhi on 6 April and reports of several Indian top ministers visiting China this month, View Sample Sign Up Now Contact us at editors@time. and was unable to be reached for comment on Friday evening. one youth.

vineyard managers are turning more to innovative technology to help in all possible phases of crop management. that will be refreshed on HBO NOW the standalone HBO service that doesn’t require a cable subscription multiple times a day Write to Nolan Feeney at nolanfeeney@timecomNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Kedarnath on the occasion of Diwali on Wednesday morning In the evening he will celebrate the festival with Army jawans The Prime Minister offered prayers at the Himalayan shrine and reviewed Kedarpuri reconstruction projects Later he will head towards border areas to surprise troops While responding to Diwali greetings from Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu PM Modi tweeted "Bibi my friend thank you so much for the Diwali wishes Every year I visit our border areas and surprise our troops This year too he will spend Diwali with our brave troops Spending time with them is special I will share photos of the same tomorrow evening :)" Bibi my friend thank you so much for the Diwali wishes Every year I visit our border areas and surprise our troops This year too will spend Diwali with our brave troops Spending time with them is special I will share photos of the same tomorrow evening 🙂 @netanyahu https://tco/gnouOA3QGt — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 6 2018 In 2014 his first year as the Prime Minister Modi spent Diwali at Siachen with Army jawans Year after he visited the Punjab border on Diwali to coincided with 50 years of the 1965 Indo-Pak war In 2016 he travelled to Himachal Pradesh spending time with the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel at a border outpost Last year PM Modi visited soldiers at Gurez in Jammu and Kashmir The PM had laid down the foundation stone of Kedarpuri reconstruction projects during his visit to the temple last year Several new features including a meditation cave 400 metres above Kedarnath has been constructed Built at a secluded spot 400 metres above the shrine the cave will be shown to the prime minister from a distance as he is not scheduled to go there Rudraprayag District Magistrate Mangesh Ghildiyal said The former host, Makudi diocese. 24, Fred Maldonado," one woman in the audience muttered after Hussein read the question. low quality of debate and misplaced ideas as well as dissenting interests portray that the dialogue would not produce any meaningful result. 43.Credit: Epic GamesThe newspaper that schools across the country were pleading with parents to stop children spending their days glued to the game. naturally.

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at the camp “It’s a big sacrifice I make but staying at the camp helps me concentrate and train better” said the father of three Such steadfast dedication extracts a high price Eliud gets to go home only on weekends The soft-spoken runner will compete in the Delhi Half Marathon on Sunday along with his training partner and friend Augustine Choge Both fierce competitors have developed a unique bond that outlasts any hostility they show in a race Unity is the Kenyan runners’ USP believes coach Sang an accomplished athlete who won to back-to-back silver medals in the 3000m steeplechase at the World Championships in ‘91 and ‘93 “You know yourself your potential and being nice does not change your competitiveness” said Sang Struggles part of life Eliud is no stranger to hardship and hard work Sang bought him his first pair of shoes and later helped him strike a sponsorship deal with a leading sportswear company “He looked up to me He wanted to be a top athlete like me Now people want to be like him I think Eliud already had it in him so it was easy to guide him” Sang and Eliud have been working together for over 14 years now Eliud burst on to the scene in 2003 when he set a junior world record and also won the 5000m bronze at the World Championships He has not looked back since He has won several marathons across the globe including the London and Berlin races in 2015 “The key is good preparation and planning” he said Eliud will be competing in the Capital for the second time in his career He won silver at the 2010 Commonwealth Games finishing behind former world champion Moses Kipsiro “I am here not only to compete but also to inspire youngsters” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi: His repeated requests for rehabilitation ignored Commonwealth Games gold-medallist P Kashyap has been left flummoxed after being sent air tickets to join the Indian badminton squad at the South Asian Games despite being laid low by an abdominal strain Once the world number eight Kashyap has been dogged by injuries and his ranking slipped to 14 in the latest chart With 12 weeks left to earn a berth for the Rio Olympics the Indian shuttler is racing against time to even be fit for competing in the tournaments crucial to fetch qualifying points Kashyap had already written a letter to Badminton Association of India (BAI) and the Ministry requesting that he be allowed to skip the the South Asian Games "I lost out a lot of time because of the injury I missed out on as many as seven tournaments I managed to play at PBL and Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold but again I had an abdominal strain in Lucknow and I had to withdraw from Thailand Masters as well" Kashyap told PTI File photo of Kashyap AFP "But now BAI and the Government want me to play at the South Asian Games I am in no position to play I can’t play I have sent letters to BAI and the ministry explaining my situation I also spoke to DG SAI Injeti Srinivas but still I haven’t got any positive response On the contrary I got the tickets for Guwahati today I am feeling very frustrated" a disturbed Kashyap said The 29-year-old feels that his case should have been treated differently "I understand India is hosting this event and Government wants to showcase the best team But mine is a special case I am injured now I have just 12 weeks to qualify for the Olympics Out of which I can also play for seven weeks and train for 5 weeks "This in itself is a huge task On top of it to expect me to play at SA Games is too much I don’t know what to do If I play I might again aggravate my injury" Kashyap said "If I were fit I could have played But I just can’t play But no one is listening to me" Kashyap suffered a calf muscle tear in his left leg during the French Open in October last year It completely upset his Olympic preparation The qualification for the Rio would depend on world rankings in May and Kashyap have to do really well in the international events to improve his standings and make it to the Rio Games "Everybody else have atleast played all through the year I missed out because of injury and now I need atleast four weeks to be fit for the European circuit — German All-England and Swiss Open Then also I dont have any time it will be India Malaysia and Singapore Open six weeks straight It would be crazy but I have to do it if I have to qualify" the 2014 Commonwealth Games (CWG) champion said Kashyap is hoping that he qualifies for Rio by doing well in the first three events of European circuit "I just pray to God that I play well in the first three tournaments so that I can relax and choose my events or else I will have to play these six tournaments and then play the Asian Championship which is the last event before the cut off time for Olympics What can I say I am under a lot of stress" he added However the South Asian Games have thrown a spanner in his work Left with no option the 29-year-old wrote letters to the Badminton Association of India (BAI) Sports Ministry and Chief National coach P Gopichand However there has not been any development Top Indian shuttlers including Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu are also reluctant to play at the SAG and according to a BAI source they too have written letter to the BAI citing illness and fitness issues to skip the event Indian shuttlers are also set to compete at the Badminton Asia Team Championships in Hyderabad from 15 to 21 February and participating in SA games will disrupt their training and tournament schedule The team championship at the Games is scheduled for 6 and 7 February for men and women respectively The semifinals will be held on 8 February and finals in the evening while the individual events will be held on 9 and 10 February Indian shuttlers managed a clean sweep clinching all 7 gold medals in both men’s and women’s events in the last event popularly called the Olympics Games of South Asia when it was held in 2010 in Bangladesh Last Wednesday BAI had announced that World number twoSaina and World number nineSrikanth will be spearheading a strong 15-member squad for the Games Double World Championship bronze medallist Sindhu and Kashyap H S Prannoy Ajay Jayaram Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa have also been named in the squad PTI Early on a Friday morning the din of cars honking mingles with the sounds of nadhaswarams and accompanying drums outside a temple in the sleepy town of Manapparai 40 kms from Trichy A crowd blocks the foot of the flyover allowing entry into the town some in ‘karai veshti’ (dhoti with party colours at the border) and many others in shorts or veshti awaiting the biggest event of their day – a promised visit from the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Treasurer and likely Chief Ministerial candidate for 2016 MK Stalin Stalin is late though after a hectic tour of neighbouring Pudukottai district the previous night and the crowd begins to open up "There are at least 1000 girls from Manapparai traveling everyday to Trichy and other districts to attend college" says 52-year-old VP Shankar a real estate agent in Manapparai A boy wears a Stalin mask Sandhya Ravishankar/ Firstpost "I am planning to speak to Stalin about this when he comes here" he adds 62-year-old K Pandurangan chips in with his observations "There is no industry here" he explains "Only BHEL is available and that is 40 kms away near Trichy TNPL (Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Ltd) work is under progress But that will not be enough Youngsters here want jobs They sit around all day at TASMAC (Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation the government-owned alcohol retailer) and drink because they have nothing to do" he complains A 36-year-old farmer agrees with the older man “I have a BA degree but there was nowhere to work although I even tried to find a job in Chennai” says V Mahalingam “I went back to farming as a result but it is hardly enough to sustain a family” As a back-up these men have written down their demands They eventually do not manage to meet Stalin who is running late and skips the planned walk around town Stalin garlands the local Gandhi statue and takes these petitions which are shoved at him through the window of his car Histeam then continues to the next point where Stalin will make a speech to waiting DMK labour wing members As the convoy honks its way out of the narrow lane one young man clad in a lungi pipes up "This is a trend setter" says 37-year-old IT professional Suresh Kumar thoughtfully "Top politicians have never met the public like this Only their partymen local leaders may pay a visit We must appreciate Stalin for coming down to the streets and meeting the people" he says New rhetoric The likes of Suresh Kumar are the voters that MK Stalin hopes to lure for a battle royale in 2016 Of the 56 crore voters in Tamil Nadu over half a crore will vote for the first time in Assembly polls next year A sizeable chunk of the remaining are young aspirational professionals Stalin who is 62-years-old has chosen to go in for a makeover not just in attire but also in rhetoric to woo this large mass of voters who are not affiliated ideologically with any political party This and the need to revive the DMK’s flagging credibility amongst the voters has even pushed him to apologise to the people for his partymen’s pastmisdeeds In Madurai Stalin startled many when he said sorry to some people who had complained to him of DMK men running kangaroo courts when they were in power between 2006 and 2011 In an exclusive interview to Firstpost Stalin was at pains to reiterate that he is listening to the people and willing to change from the old ways “I suspected that the reason for our loss (in 2011) was because of mistakes made by us unknowingly” said Stalin “I told the people who posed this question to me that I am apologising for the mistakes made by us with or without our knowledge and intent I have assured them that such mistakes will not take place again We promise a corruption-free collection-free rule” he said Political hawks say that there is a need for Stalin to display repentance “The DMK suffered in the Madurai belt mainly due to Alagiri and his sidekicks” says Gnani Sankaran author and political analyst “Even though he has been expelled now people in Madurai still remember the Alagiri days badly That is why Stalin has to say sorry for it” he adds A surprise visit to a temple too has been noticed Stalin departed from the usual Dravidian atheist rhetoric when he went inside the Ramanujar shrine in Thirukoshtiyur temple in Sivaganga district last week His explanation is telling of the pressure to adapt to modern times in a post-Periyar era where the young have no memory of the turbulence of the 1960s “90 to 95% of DMK workers are Hindus” explains Stalin “Their families go to temples even my own wife frequents temples I do not stop her The reason I went to this Ramanujar temple is that Kalaignar has written a script for a series on Ramanujar which is being aired on Kalaignar TV I liked Ramanujar’s ideology a lot He has used the words ‘Om Namo Narayana’ to establish that all castes and creeds are one He has organised large protests for this cause in his time So I felt I should go and see the place where all of this happened and I did so” he said While political hawks welcome the change in positioning they offer a word of caution "Stalin becoming Chief Minister in 2016 does not depend only on him" says Sankaran “How the public views the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) government whether they want the government to be rejected will matter Also how the public views the DMK as a party will count How Stalin alone is viewed is not going to help” he says Old guard vs new guard Despite his efforts trousers sneakers and all Stalin’s road is paved with stones His own partymen could well be his nemesis with powerful local leaders – many of them consisting of the old guard – unwilling to acquiesce to or understand the need for change In Trichy as Stalin was to arrive for a speech outside the BHEL factory a frantic phone call sent local DMK men scurrying to remove chairs and a podium from the stage The usual style of Stalin sitting onstage with the key district DMK leaders was dispensed with A cordless mic was quickly organised Stalin would stand and walk about the stage as he delivered his speech All of this is part of the carefully crafted campaign by Stalin’s team of young planners to project him as a leader with a difference Even the design for posters and banners to be put up for the Namakku Naamey (“We for us”) campaign has been designed and homogenised by a team for better recall across the state Party workers have been given strict instructions not to use any other photos of Stalin other than the ones given by his team “In districts like Trichy and Villupuram things get a bit chaotic and not everything goes according to plan” says a source within Stalin’s team on condition of anonymity “But in places like Coimbatore and Madurai everything is organised smoothly down to the last detail” Karunanidhi and Stalin in a file photo PTI Image This perhaps is one of Stalin’s main challenges A resistant old guard with leaders like KN Nehru Trichy’s local strongman and district secretary of the DMK and Ponmudi of Villupuram flexing muscle within their own fiefdoms Infighting within the party at the grassroots level too has taken its toll "I do not know what Stalin is trying to do with all of this drama” said a senior DMK leader on condition of anonymity “I do not think this is going to work at all Will people vote for trousers and shirts” he asked These leaders air suspicions about Stalin’s motives wondering if he too would go the Karunanidhi way promoting his son or son-in-law to take over the DMK in the future They say that they want dynastic politics to end with Stalin in the party Staunch supporters of Stalin rubbish these suspicions saying Stalin has never shown any inclination to promote his family in politics “Iron Man” A day after the first leg of the Namakku Naamey (“We for us”) tour ended DMK chief Karunanidhi issued a statement on Stalin’s arrival in Chennai on Saturday Dispelling rumours of a perceived distance between father and son Karunanidhi compared Stalin with his Russian namesake calling him an “Iron Man” In the same breath Karuna inserted a characteristic smirk at his son “Does Stalin have the smartness to overcome hurdles” he asked in his statement “What is required to cross hurdles is not smartness but efficiency Stalin does indeed have that efficiency” he said His father say experts is yet another stone in Stalin’s path “Within the party I think Stalin faces only 2 problems – one is his father a towering personality who still refuses to vacate his chair” opines political analyst Gnani Sankaran “The second problem is the party’s image which has been dented due to Kanimozhi A Raja and Dayanidhi Maran There is nothing against Stalin he is not involved in any scam there is nothing pending against him but these three people have affected the party’s image And that is going to be hard to overcome” he says Taking on Jaya A week-long break later Stalin and his team will hit the road again this time across the Western districts of the state As they go along rival AIADMK workers in districts are quietly putting up hoardings of their leader and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa right next to Stalin’s Namakku Naamey posters DMK workers holding posters ahead of Stalin’s rally Sandhya Ravishankar/ Firstpost Jaya beams out from these posters stating “Makkalal Naan Makkalukkaaga Naan” (“I am because of the people and for the people”) Stalin can never win a personality battle against Jaya His team says that he won’t try either The emphasis instead will be on the fact that he’s a leader who is accessible willing to put in hard work and unafraid to shake hands with the common man – something neither Karuna nor Jaya have done in the past few decades People appear to have responded to Stalin’s efforts with curiosity and some degree of affection “My mother is uneducated and an AIADMK voter” grins Suresh Kumar of Manapparai “She told me she appreciates Stalin’s new look and his efforts This is the first time a big leader is reaching out in Tamil Nadu We must appreciate it” he argues Many across districts concur with him But whether this initial goodwill can translate into votes is anybody’s guess Ultimately the DMK will require a strong alliance say experts “The second obstacle before the DMK is to make the public understand how corrupt the AIADMK government is” says Gnani Sankaran “This is a very difficult proposition now with the AIADMK using the welfare mask to cover its corrupt side For the DMK it is quite difficult to peel off this welfare mask and expose the corruption of the AIADMK” he says Handicapped by a debilitating loss in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections the DMK is limping back to counter the might of the AIADMK Every little bit will matter in the coming crucial months – their stance on key issues choice of candidates whether the party can unite to fight simply for survival and whether the new leader can take everyone along “Know yourself and you will win all battles” said Sun Tzu in Art of War MK Stalin’s battle and the DMK’s has only just begun The writer tweets at@sandhyaravishan Written by Adi Godrej | Published: March 1 2013 10:37 pm Related News Global headwinds have adversely impacted the India growth storywhich is experiencing a slowdown in GDP growth as well as moderating investments Under these circumstancesBudget 2013-14 was aimed at rejuvenating growth forces and reviving investments It achieves this feat commendablykeeping fiscal consolidation firmly at the top of the agenda The budget places high priority on inclusive and sustained developmentwith an added emphasis on the vulnerable sections of society It manages to enhance outlays on critical sectors without placing an undue burden on taxespropelling growth drivers with multiplier impact The emphasis on growth as a necessary condition for development is welcome The budget also addresses supply side issues to contain inflation Tax proposals in the budget are reasonable and practical CII had suggested that indirect tax rates be retained at current levelseven though the industrial slowdown demanded stimulus measures The budget maintains excise and service tax rates at 12 per centand customs duty at 10 per cent The GST bill is expected to be taken forwardalthough no date has been mentioned for its implementation On direct taxeskey slabs remain stable The surcharge on taxable personal incomes over Rs 1 croreas well as other surchargeswill hopefully only be applicable to the forthcoming year There has also been an attempt to widen the tax base by applying TDS to the transfer of property over Rs 50 lakhat the rate of 1 per cent The commodity transaction tax was avoidablebut agricultural commodities are excluded from it Investment in infrastructure and industry is vital to growth and has been flagging in recent months Infrastructure investments have been accorded a special boost through multiple initiatives in financingregulation and new projects In particularthe announcement of an investment allowance for new high-value investments of Rs 100 crore in plant and machinery is welcome The progress in key infrastructure projects such as industrial corridorsportswaterways and housing will hopefully rejuvenate industry sectors down the lineas CII had highlighted The budget takes care to address stressed manufacturing sectors such as textilesleather and electronics through a series of initiatives We are happy that the microsmall and medium enterprises sector has been specially targeted through technology and financingas well as incentives to grow Similarlycapital markets have been tweaked to facilitate raising financeespecially from overseas investors Regulation will be strengthenedwhile the simplification of procedures will impart comfort to foreign investors In the crucial financial sectorthe budget promises to ensure compliance with Basel III international regulations and infuses additional capital Rural and urban housing finance has been given special focus With additional incentives also announcedlow-cost housing could help boost related industry sectors as well Capital markets have been promoted through the widening of the Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Schemeas also more facilitative policies to encourage the participation of FIIs Agriculture and allied sectors that offer livelihood opportunities to a large proportion of the population have received an increased allocation of 22 per cent Schemes such as the Green Revolution in eastern India and the watershed programme would see higher outlays Emphasis has been placed on technology and crop diversification as well Increased agri-credit to Rs 7 lakh crore and extension of the interest subvention scheme for farmers repaying loans on timewill also be welcomed by farmers Skill development is proposed to be scaled up to target 90 lakh youth during the forthcoming year An award of Rs 10000 is to be offered to students for successful completion of certification courseswhich will greatly incentivise enrolment in skill-development programmeswhich is crucial for both youth and industry In sumBudget 2013-14 should be welcomed for its realistic and pragmatic contours We believe it will catalyse the next growth cycle The writer is presidentConfederation of Indian Industry For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Maneesh Chhibber | Published: May 8 2013 1:22 am Related News Wednesdaywhen the Supreme Court takes up CBI Director Ranjit Sinhas affidavit on changes that he allowed the political executive and others to make in the crucial status report in the coal blocks allocation scamhis lawyer could have some explaining to do For the nine-page affidavit doesnt share information that could have a bearing on the politically sensitive case Alsowhile answering the questions posed by the Bench upset at having been lied to when the CBI counsel claimed that the status report had not been shared with the political executive before it was filed in court in a sealed cover the Director has given ambivalent answers Since the issue that has led to the ongoing controversy and stalling of Parliament is why he showed the status report to Law Minister Ashwani Kumar and allowed him to make changessome of them significant by his own admissionlets deal with only that His assertion that there is nothing in the CBI (Crime) Manual to guide whether status reports in respect of ongoing investigation in sub-judice matters are to be shared with others doesnt stand scrutiny A cursory reading of the many SC judgments on the issue shows why he shouldnt have shown the report to the Law Minister and othersleave aside allowing them to change it Investigations by any agencyincluding the CBIare governed by the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and it has been held that in case of conflict between the CBI Manual and the CrPCthe CrPC prevails In the Vineet Narain casethe SC held that while the Central government has overall superintendence of the CBIit couldnt be construed in a wider sense to permit supervision of the actual investigation of an offence by the, The proportion of rural households in Punjab with any member covered by health insurance or health scheme is 22.

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