EU regulators fine Mastercard more than half a billion euros

BRUSSELS — The European Commission has fined Mastercard 570 million euros ($648 million) for stopping retailers from looking for better card payment terms at banks around Europe.The Commission, which polices competition, said Tuesday that Mastercard’s rules prior to 2015 forced retailers to pay certain bank fees in the country they are located rather than let them shop around.EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said that “Mastercard’s rules artificially raised the costs of card payments, harming consumers and retailers in the EU.”Mastercard, which also controls the Maestro brand, is the second-largest card program in Europe.The Commission says the size of the fine was based on factors like the value of sales relating to the infringement and its gravity.Mastercard was granted a 10 per cent reduction for co-operating with investigators.The Associated Press read more

Côte dIvoire Ban instructs UN troops to take all necessary steps to

The security situation has deteriorated “dramatically” over the past days, Mr. Ban said in a statement, with fighting having escalated between forces loyal to the democratically-elected and UN-certified president, Alassane Ouattara, and those forces remaining loyal to the former leader, Laurent Gbagbo.“This is a direct consequence of Mr. Gbagbo’s refusal to relinquish power and allow a peaceful transition to President Ouattara,” he stated. “The country has been plunged into violence with a heavy toll on the civilian population.”In the past few days, forces loyal to Mr. Gbagbo have intensified and escalated their use of heavy weapons such as mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns against the civilian population in Abidjan, the country’s commercial capital. These forces have also targeted the headquarters of the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) at Sebroko Hotel with heavy-calibre sniper fire, as well as mortars and rocket-propelled grenades. Four peacekeepers have been wounded in these attacks. Forces loyal to Mr. Gbagbo have also attacked UNOCI patrols dispatched to protect civilians and convoys transporting wounded in Abidjan, resulting in several more wounded peacekeepers.Consequently, Mr. Ban instructed the 8,000-strong UNOCI to take “necessary measures” to prevent the use of heavy weapons against civilians, with the support of French forces and in line with previous Security Council resolutions. The mission undertook a military operation to this effect around 5 p.m. local time today.“Let me emphasize that UNOCI is not a party to the conflict,” Mr. Ban stated. “In line with its Security Council mandate, the mission has taken this action in self defence and to protect civilians.”The post-electoral crisis that began following the November presidential run-off has resulted in the deaths of at least 500 people and the displacement of up to 1 million, many of whom have fled to neighbouring countries. There have also been reports of massacres and other forms of brutality and human rights violations against civilians amid the turmoil. Ivan Simonovic, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, who arrived in Abidjan yesterday, has expressed deep concern over the worsening human rights situation. During his visit, Mr. Simonovic will have meetings with the Ivorian authorities, political leaders and civil society. He will also hold talks with the representatives of the international community, the UN system and the diplomatic corps, as well as go on field visits.The Assistant Secretary-General will also take the opportunity to remind all parties to the Ivorian conflict of their individual and collective responsibility to ensure that international human rights law and humanitarian law are respected. He will urge them to immediately take necessary measures to protect civilians, especially women and children, and put an end to all human rights abuses.Cote 4 April 2011United Nations peacekeepers in Côte d’Ivoire, supported by French forces, carried out a military operation today to prevent the use of heavy weapons against civilians in Abidjan after Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon instructed them to take “all necessary measures” to defend themselves and protect innocent lives amid the worsening crisis in the West African nation. read more

Lululemon shares close down 46 as Credit Suisse downgrades stock

Stock market darling Lululemon Athletica Inc. (TSX:LLL) saw its shares fall 4.6 per cent Friday after an influential firm downgraded the stock in anticipation of slower growth ahead.Shares in the yoga wear retailer closed down $3.38 at $70.88 amid a report from Credit Suisse that downgraded Lululemon’s rating to “neutral” from sector “outperform,” citing a likely slowdown in comparative sales momentum and the risk of further merchandise margin pressure.Lululemon has been a favourite of many investors as it consistently boosted quarterly profits and revenues in an otherwise struggling retail industry.However, the company warned last month that it expects slower sales growth in the high single digits from the fourth quarter of 2012, down from 18 per cent comparable-store sales growth in the third quarter.Credit Suisse expects further slowing in 2013, especially at its “mature” stores in Canada, which comprise 59 per cent of the athletic wear chain’s total sales and have already seen a slowdown in growth.“With this recent deceleration, our prior thesis for sustained double digit comps is at risk, as it was predicated on mature stores comping high single digits,” Credit Suisse analyst Christian Buss said in the report.He also cites the potential for Lululemon to have to increase discounting both in stores and online — a shift in strategy for the retailer that operated on a scarcity model in which it preferred to have customers chase inventory than stock too much.The company began an initiative in late 2011 to boost its inventories to meet the growing demand of shoppers and appease those who were confident the company could grow faster. The challenge has been for Lululemon to reach a fine balance between having too much inventory on shelves and having too little.“New and winter product lines appear to have stretched outside of the company’s comfort zone, with re-pricing actions, broader discounting, and higher markdown levels than we have historically seen. This adds risk to Lulu’s margin profile, but also suggests challenges to driving incremental sales with new designs and product extensions (particularly in more mature markets),” Buss said.So far, Buss added, the retailer has successfully set itself apart from competition with its focus on brand loyalty and positioning its clothing as luxury sportswear, as well as its appeal across various sporting activities. But he believes competitors will begin to hone in on its market at lower price points.“We see long-term risks to its competitive positioning and pricing power as activewear gains shelf space across retail channels (particularly premium department stores) and competitive vendors adjust offerings to compete with Lululemon at lower price points.”Late last year, Lululemon settled a patent infringement case against Calvin Klein and its manufacturer that claimed they copied a specific overlapping style of waistband. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Lululemon said the lawsuit will be dismissed as a result.The retailer filed design patents for its Astro line of pants as early as September 2011, but filed patents on its crop pants much more recently, in June. Lululemon had claimed Calvin Klein sold pants under its “Performance” brand that included the same waistband design elements and pant style, which is covered by its patents.Lululemon opened its first store in 1998 in Vancouver and has expanded to 151 stores in the past decade. by Sunny Freeman, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 4, 2013 5:18 pm MDT Lululemon shares close down 4.6% as Credit Suisse downgrades stock read more

DeSinco employee faces two embezzlement charges granted 200000 bail

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedClerk charged with 15 counts of fraudJune 9, 2018In “Court”Clerk who embezzled $4.7M from De Sinco placed on $250,000 bailJanuary 16, 2016In “Crime”Caribbean Chemicals’ employee charged with $7M embezzlement; granted bailSeptember 10, 2014In “Crime” An employee of DeSinco Limited found himself slapped with two charges of embezzlement when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts earlier today (Tuesday).Rawle Peters, 33, of Lot 22 Garnett Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown stood before the Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan and denied the charges.The accused denied that on February 22 2018, in Georgetown, while being a clerk or servant of DeSinco Limited, he fraudulently embezzled $164,721 taken by him for or in the name of DeSinco Limited.Additionally, on February 28 2018 at said DeSinco Limited, he embezzled $288,648.The prosecution had no bail objections in the matter but requested that Peters make weekly reports to Police Corporal Cornelius at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).As such he was placed on $200,000 bail and is expected to return to Court next on June 1 2018 when the matter continues. read more

Australia a strategic vision required for mining investment in Victoria

first_imgIn a statement, Megan Davison, Executive Director, Minerals Council of Australia – Victorian Division notes that the Victorian Division’s 2016-17 pre-Budget Submission calls on the government to develop a strategic vision for the industry, including a sustained exploration strategy, developed in consultation with the sector.“A Victorian minerals industry strategy will provide an avenue to reverse the decline in investment in Victoria, and once again make the state a destination of choice for minerals development.“The submission encourages the government to complete its reform of the Earth Resources Regulator according to the timelines published, so that a modern, transparent, well-governed regulator is in place by mid-2016.It further calls on the government to:Audit the range of reviews, reports and inquiries that have taken place over the past decades with regards to earth resources and present a stocktake of the initiatives and recommendations that have been made in the past and whether the measures have been implemented. This should include the bipartisan Economic Development Committee’s 2012 Inquiry into Greenfield Mineral Exploration and Project Development in VictoriaCollate, publish and release up-to-date data on the industryImprove its commitment to minerals project facilitation by providing appropriate levels of funding for Minerals Development Victoria, better inter-agency integration and a true ‘one stop shop’ that provides a single point of entry for project proponentsContinue with its development of a brown coal policy and strategy for Victoria, including the assessment of energy demand and ways to foster brown coal innovation; recommit to support for brown coal development programsComplete the suite of the regulation and legislative reform processes underway.“The government should reaffirm that the minerals industry is valuable and valued in the state.“Victoria needs to get serious about capturing its share of economic prosperity that comes with a successful mining industry.”last_img read more

Bundesliga Round 21 RNL step back draw with Wetzlar

2.THW Kiel21685:52435:7 8.VfL Gummersbach21620:59224:18 9.TBV Lemgo20562:53822:18 4.Rhein-Neckar Löwen21663:60331:11 12.HSG Wetzlar21517:59214:28 5.Frisch Auf Göppingen21590:55130:12 6.SG Flensburg-Handewitt21657:57628:14 15.TSG Lu.-Friesenheim21572:64911:31 10.TV Grosswallstadt21550:57220:22 13.HBW Balingen-Weilstetten21578:65313:29 18.HSG Ahlen-Hamm22591:6818:36 Round 21 of Toyota Handball Bundesliga brought some interesting games. Rhein Neckar Lowen made a step back in their Champions League VISA wishes after surprising draw at home court with HSG Wetzlar 26:26. HSV Hamburg stayed clear at the TOP after win over SC Magdeburg 35:30, while at derby match, THW Kiel beats Fuchse Berlin 35:26.Results – scorers (Round 21):HSG Ahlen-Hamm – VfL Gummersbach 24:32 (11:15)HSG Ahlen-Hamm: Pomeranz (5/1), Simon (5), Schröder (3), Machulla (3), Hock (2/2), Holmgeirsson (2), Gudat (2), Wiegers (1), Lammers (1)VfL Gummersbach: Zrnic (8/4), Vukovic (5), Pfahl (5), Schindler (3), Krantz (3), Anic (3), Wagner (2), Rahmel (2), Lützelberger (1)TuS N-Lübbecke – SG Flensburg-Handewitt 25:35 (13:17)TuS N-Lübbecke: Tluczynski (6/4), Verjans (5), Hansen (5), Niemeyer (4), Svensson (2), Gustafsson (2), Loke (1)SG Flensburg-Handewitt: Mocsai (6), Djordjic (5), Svan Hansen (4), Heinl (4), Fahlgren (2), Eggert (11/4), Szilagyi (1), Karlsson (1), Boesen (1)HBW Balingen-Weilstetten – TBV Lemgo 27:29 (14:15)HBW Balingen-Weilstetten: Herth (8/2), König (4), Boisedu (4), Wilke (2), Ettwein (2), Bürkle (2), Wessig (1), Temelkov (1), Strobel (1), Sauer (1), Mitkov (1)TBV Lemgo: Liniger (6), Hermann (6), Datukashvili (4), Strobel (3), Preiß (3), Theuerkauf (2/1), Smoler (2), Kehrmann (1), Ilyes (1), Bechtloff (1)Frisch Auf Göppingen – TSG Lu.-Friesenheim 30:25 (15:15)Frisch Auf Göppingen: Kaufmann (8), Schubert (5/5), Oprea (4), Kneule (4), Haaß (4), Späth (2), Thiede (1), Schöne (1), Anusic (1)TSG Lu.-Friesenheim: Grimm (6/3), Kogut (4), Ancsin (4), Hauk (3), Becker (3), Matschke (2/1), Bozovic (2), Dissinger (1)Rhein-Neckar Löwen – HSG Wetzlar 26:26 (14:15)Rhein-Neckar Löwen: Cupic (5/1), Myrhol (5), Bielecki (3), Stefansson (2), Gensheimer (10/2), Lund (1)HSG Wetzlar: Kristjansson (5), Müller (4), Jungwirth (4), Schmidt (3), Valo (2), Salzer (2), Harmandic (2), Chalkidis (2), Hahn (1), Friedrich (1)SC Magdeburg – HSV Hamburg 30:35 (11:18)SC Magdeburg: Jurecki (7), Rojewski (6), Grafenhorst (6), van Olphen (4), Tönnesen (3/2), Weber (3/1), Natek (1)HSV Hamburg: Lijewski (8), Vori (4), Hens (4), Duvnjak (3), Jansen (2), Lindberg (12/7), Gille (1), Flohr (1)DHC Rheinland – MT Melsungen 31:24 (15:13)DHC Rheinland: Konitz (8), Lochtenbergh (7/4), Lindt (4), Mahé (3/1), Wernig (3), Tesch (3), Szczesny (1), Plaz (1), Immel (1)MT Melsungen: Allendorf (8/5), Vuckovic (8), Vasilakis (3), Klimovets (3), Schöngarth (1), Schweikardt (1TSV Hannover-Burgdorf – TV Grosswallstadt 25:27 (14:16)TSV Hannover-Burgdorf: Lehnhoff (5/2), Svavarsson (5), Przybecki (5), Johannsen (4), Buschmann (3), Olsen (2), Hallgrimsson (1)TV Grosswallstadt: Spatz (7/3), Köhrmann (6/1), Weinhold (4), Schäpsmeier (4), Larsson (4), Reuter (1), Jakobsson (1)THW Kiel – Füchse Berlin 35:26 (16:13)THW Kiel: Zeitz (8), Ilic (4/3), Palmarsson (4), Klein (4), Jicha (4), Sprenger (3), Lundström (2), Fernandez (2), Dragicevic (2), Reichmann (1), Ahlm (1)Füchse Berlin: Christophersen (6), Kubisztal (5/1), Richwien (3), Petersson (3), Laen (3), Bult (1/1), Wilczynski (1), Spoljaric (1), Nincevic (1), Löffler (1), Jaszka (1)Standing: ← Previous Story Tatran Presov won Slovak Cup Next Story → Women’s European Cup 1/4 Final fixtures 14.MT Melsungen21555:62412:30 3.Füchse Berlin21599:54235:7 1.HSV Hamburg21685:55640:2 16.TSV Hannover-Burgdorf21549:6329:33 17.DHC Rheinland21517:6138:34 11.TuS N-Lübbecke21582:61114:28 7.SC Magdeburg21613:57624:18 read more

FUTURE OF ZEBRA TEAM Nikola Bilyk to stay in Kiel until 2022

Nikola BilykTHW Kiel ← Previous Story RNL ON KIEL? PICK Szeged promoted RK Vardar in quarter-final Next Story → Stine Bredal Oftedal joins Gyori ETO KC Nikola Bilyk will stay in Kiel until 2022! The 20-years old Austrian left back extended deal with one of the best European handball teams, who has a clear vision to make of him one of the leaders of “Zebra” team on the line with the biggest stars like Lovgren, Karabatic, Jicha and some other names were in the past.Bilyk came to Kiel last year from Austrian team Fivers and found himself well in the team full of stars.

Border Control Minister meets with local Haitian Officials

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppA meeting between the Minister of Border Control and the Haitian Consul to the country is expected to reduce how many Haitian sloops are coming in with illegals aboard.  Recommended for you Not so it seems for 2016, the Minister in a media release confirmed, “Three sloops were detected and intercepted within the last seven weeks of which two were intercepted within three days of each other. The combined total was 230 persons.   Happy Hours All Weekend at Outback Steakhouse Magnetic Media has been informed that these illegal Haitians are likely lying low in the areas of Five Cays and Kew Town, Providenciales. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Minister DonHue Gardiner said in addition to insisting on help from Haiti to stem the flow of their people, illegally, into the Turks and Caicos Islands there is a move to increase security measures.  It is common for illegal migrants to take the risk of fleeing Haiti just before the hurricane season revs up; though the Premier a few weeks ago confirmed that the TCI had been seeing a reduction in recent years.  Related Items:assistance, border control, borders, consult, Haitan, help, illegal immigration, immigration, sloop, Tci Of the 230 at least 12 are escapees from the Detention Center; and one boat made landfall with an unrecorded number of Haitians on board.    The staff at the Coastal Radar Station, the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, the Immigration Department as well as all other front line and responding agencies are commended for their continued efforts in protecting the borders of the Turks and Caicos Islands.”  The Minister also reminded that ‘if you are caught providing assistance or shelter to an illegal migrant, you are subject to a fine of $20,000, four years in prison or to both and you could lose your status in the TCI.’  Hurricane Irma hits TCI TCI Premier & Governor gives “all-clear” after Hurricane Irmalast_img read more

Only 15 of manufacturing organisations assess mental health risks

first_imgAlthough over 60% of manufacturing organisations carry out a physical risk intervention, less than 15% currently assess risks to mental health, according to research published by Westfield Health and manufacturers’ organisation, EEF, and carried out by the Institute of Employment Studies (IES).The Unlocking employee productivity: The role of health and wellbeing in manufacturing report also found that improving mental health at work can boost productivity by up to 10%, and that 70 million working days are lost each year due to mental illness. It found that individuals who are supported psychologically are more capable of handling increased demands.However, of those respondents that invest in employee wellbeing, only 2% do so to support employees with mental health problems. More prominent reasons include improving employee engagement (32%) and reducing sickness absence (29%).Improving productivity was recognised as an important reason to invest in employee wellbeing by 80% of respondents, but only 8% saw it as the most important reason.Steve Jackson, director of health, safety and sustainability at EEF, said: “More and more [organisations] are recognising the benefits and opportunities of promoting the wider wellbeing of their employees. This can bring significant benefit to [organisations] with employees who are better motivated and engaged. Giving employees support and a positive psychosocial work environment has a proven impact on productivity and means that employees embrace the challenges and demands of work with more energy and commitment.”Richard Holmes, director of wellbeing at Westfield Health, added: “Workplace-related stress, illnesses and mental health issues are becoming a bigger concern than ever. When workers’ minds aren’t completely on the job it can potentially lead to costly mistakes, accidents and health and safety risks. When [employers] believe in the physical and emotional wellbeing of staff, it can completely transform the face of [a] business, improve productivity and create a positive working environment. But it needs to start from the top down, business leaders need to create a culture where people’s health and wellbeing is prioritised.”Stephen Bevan, head of HR research development at the IES, said: “This research shows that there is a clear business case for investing in workforce wellbeing. This goes beyond saving money and extends to issues of product quality and customer service too.”last_img read more

Ajiths costar from Nerkonda Paarvai to enter Bigg Boss Tamil 3 house

first_imgA collage of Abhirami Venkatachalam and Andrea Tariang.InstagramWith only two days to go for the grand launch of Bigg Boss Tamil season 3, here comes an interesting update about a contestant who will be part of Kamal Haasan-hosted show. Well, an actress, who has worked with Ajith Kumar in his latest flick Nerkonda Paarvai, will be part of the reality show.Shraddha Srinath, Andrea Tariang and Abhirami Venkatachalam play important roles in Nerkonda Paarvai. It is suggested that one among the three is going to enter the house this season.Shraddha is a busy see who has handful of movies across film industries. It means one among Andrea Tariang and Abirami Venkatachalam to be part of Bigg Boss Tamil 3.Andrea Tariang is a multifaceted talent from Shillong, Meghalaya. Whereas Abhirami Venkatachalam made her debut with Kalavu in 2017. She is a Chennai ‘ponnu’ and it makes one strongly believe that she is going to be one of the contestants in Bigg Boss Tamil.Abirami Venkatachalam has played one of the victims of sexual harassment in Ajith’s Nerkonda Paarvai, a movie that exposes patriarchy and misogyny in the society. And Bigg Boss Tamil is a show which has irked a section of people over its content. Especially, the female contestants were criticised for being bold and wearing revealing outfits. Ajith Kumar in Nerkonda Paarvai.PR HandoutIf the rumour turns out to be true, it will be interesting to see how she fights such judgemental behaviour of the viewers.last_img read more

New gas reserve discovered in Bhola

first_img-Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Ltd (Bapex) has found a reserve of natural gas in Bhola.It is anticipated that the gas reservoir has around 700 billion cubic feet, said cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam in a press conference on Monday at the secretariat.The gas reserve has been found near the Shahbazpur gas field in Bhola. Both the fields might have had around one trillion cubic feet gas, the secretary told newsmen.last_img

Crude bombs blasted at 6 spots in Jashore

first_imgMap of JashoreMiscreants blasted crude bombs at six different places of the town, including in front of the residences of Jashore-3 MP Kazi Nabil Ahmed and some other senior leaders of ruling Awami League, early Sunday creating panic among the locals, reports UNB.Nobody was injured in the attack, said Apurba Hasan, officer-in-charge of Kotwali police station.Police recovered remains of the blasted crude bombs from the scenes, he added.The first blast took place in front of the residence of Kazi Nabil Ahmed MP around 2:30am. Then the miscreants exploded bombs near Hotel Jabir Intl, owned by district Awami League general secretary and sadar upazila chairman Shahin Chaklader.The bombs were also blasted in front of Chaklader filling station in Kazipara of Puratan Kasba and in front of the house of acting general secretary of city Awami League Imam Hasan Lal in Sankarpur area.Police have been investigating all the incidents, the OC said.last_img read more

Seaswarm MIT unveils robots capable of cleaning up oil spills w Video

first_img Explore further Citation: Seaswarm: MIT unveils robots capable of cleaning up oil spills (w/ Video) (2010, August 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from © 2010 More information: — “Sea Swarm,” Senseable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Available online:– John D. Sutter, “MIT unveils swimming, oil-cleaning robots,” (August 26, 2010). Available online: … 08/26/mit.oil.robot/– “MIT to debut oil-slick absorbing robot,” MSNBC (August 26, 2010). Available online: … _science-innovation/. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. MIT calls its group of robots Seaswarm. Seaswarm is a floating system of robots that looks like a conveyor belt sticking out of a boxy contraption bearing a resemblance to a cooler. The belt, though, is covered by a fabric made from nanowire mesh. The mesh absorbs the oil, while repelling the ocean water. There are two things that Seaswarm can do with the oil once it is collected: Burn it: The boxy part of Seaswarm is actually a heater, and can burn off the oil right there. Save it for later: A Seaswarm robot can also bag the oil, leaving it on the surface of the water. It can then be picked up and used for something else.Each robot costs approximately $20,000, and is designed to work in a swarm with other robots. MIT’s Senseable City Lab offers this explanation of how the swarm works:Seaswarm is intended to work as a fleet, or “swarm” of vehicles, which communicate their location through GPS and WiFi in order to create an organized system for collection that can work continuously without human support. Because they are smaller than commercial skimmers attached to large fishing vessels, they are able to navigate hard to reach places like estuaries and coast lines. Seaswarm works by detecting the edge of a spill and moving inward until it has removed the oil from a single site before joining other vehicles that are still cleaning. Oil is “digested” locally so that Seaswarm does not need to make repeated trips back to shore, which would dramatically slow collection time.Even if you had a fleet of these robots, costing $20,000 apiece, it should still be possible to reduce the cost and time involved in cleaning up ocean oil spills. CNN reports that the BP oil spill would have been cleaned up in two months, with a cost of between $100 million and $200 million — an outcome much more desirable than the current reality.Seaswarm is set to be unveiled on Saturday in Venice at the Biennale, whose current theme is how nanotechnology will change our lifestyle by 2050. Clean-up tools may help protect wetlands from Gulf of Mexico oil spill The Deepwater Horizon debacle has once again illustrated the difficulties we face when it comes to mopping oil spills. However, MIT thinks that it has found an answer to the problem: Tiny robots that can assess the situation and then clean it up. Seaswarm robot.last_img read more

Carpooling Startup Tripda Runs Out of Gas to Shut Down

first_imgFebruary 29, 2016 2 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalscenter_img Sharing-economy euphoria has claimed its latest unsuspecting victim.New York City-based carpooling startup Tripda will shut down on Thursday, according to a statement posted on the company’s homepage. The long-distance ride-sharing platform billed itself as a cheaper and greener alternative to buses, trains and short flights.Since its launch in 2014, Tripda connected 1 million travelers across 13 different countries. But it didn’t make enough money to cover expenses and it couldn’t secure another round of funding.Related: This Ridesharing Service You’ve Never Heard of Has 10 Million Members and Counting“Despite the success of our community, our operating costs became too high, and we had to reassess our prospects. Given the inherent challenge of funding our operation as it continues to grow, we realized it was time to bring our ride to an end, discontinuing the Tripda platform as it is today,” says the letter on the Tripda homepage announcing the closure.Image Credit: TripdaTripda will be in operation until Friday, March 4, so that people who have booked rides on the platform will have time to connect with their travel buddy and plan accordingly.Tripda was up against a formidable competition in the long-distance ridesharing space, with BlaBlaCar. The Paris-headquartered ridesharing startup has significantly more cash on hand and it has been around for a decade. BlaBlaCar’s first beta product launched in 2006. Register Now »last_img read more

Global Switch Gear Market Insights 2019 – Industry Overview Competitive Players

first_imgThe Switch Gear industry includes companies primarily engaged in planning and designing residential, institutional, leisure, commercial, and industrial buildings and structures by applying knowledge of design, construction procedures, zoning regulations, building codes, and building materials.The term ‘Switchgear’ is a generic term that includes a wide range of switching devices like circuit breakers, switches, switch fuse units, off-load isolators, HRC fuses, contactors, miniature circuit breakers, ELCBs, GFCIs etc.Download Sample Copy @ Market Players: ABB, Siemens AG, Alstom SA, Bharat Heavy Electricals, Crompton Greaves, Eaton, GE, Hyosung, Mitsubishi Electric, OJSC Power Machines, Xian XD Switch Gear ElectricThe report also offers reliable and veracious market forecasts derived after deeply analyzing historical and current occurrences in the market. The report considers market trends, dynamics, growth drivers, influential factors, revenue, market size, and share and offers forecast up to 2024. The study helps to unveil present and upcoming market opportunities, challenges and improve the chances of Switch Gear business growth. It also aids in reducing the intensity of uncertainties and risks that could affect market growth.The global Switch Gear market has been segmented into vital divisions such as types, applications, regions, technology, and end-users. The report discusses each market segment at a minute level considering their market acceptance, attractiveness, revenue outcome, growth prospects, market trends, and volatile consumption tendencies. The analysis provides a market astute to market players that allow them to determine remunerative segments and the actual target size for their Switch Gear business.The report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain. The report provides in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies.For the future period, sound forecasts on market value and volume are offered for each type and application. In the same period, the report also provides a detailed analysis of market value and consumption for each region. These insights are helpful in devising strategies for the future and take necessary steps. New project investment feasibility analysis and SWOT analysis are offered along with insights on industry barriers. Research findings and conclusions are mentioned at the end.Inquire for Discount @ of ContentsChapter 1. Switch Gear Industry OverviewChapter 2. Switch Gear Up and Down Stream Industry AnalysisChapter 3. Asia Switch Gear Market AnalysisChapter 4. 2014-2019 Asia Switch Gear Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and ForecastChapter 5. Asia Switch Gear Key Manufacturers AnalysisChapter 6. Asia Switch Gear Industry Development TrendChapter 7. North American Switch Gear Market AnalysisChapter 8. 2014-2019 North American Switch Gear Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and ForecastChapter 9. North American Switch Gear Key Manufacturers AnalysisChapter 10. North American Switch Gear Industry Development TrendChapter 11. Europe Switch Gear Market AnalysisChapter 12. 2014-2019 Europe Switch Gear Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and ForecastChapter 13. Europe Switch Gear Key Manufacturers AnalysisChapter 14. Europe Switch Gear Industry Development TrendChapter 15. Switch Gear Marketing Channels Development Proposals AnalysisChapter 16. Development Environmental AnalysisChapter 17. Switch Gear New Project Investment Feasibility AnalysisChapter 18. 2014-2019 Global Switch Gear Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and ForecastChapter 19. Global Switch Gear Industry Development TrendChapter 20. Global Switch Gear Industry Research ConclusionsAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us.Contact us:Mr. Abhishek Paliwal5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail: help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

One of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica

first_imgRelated posts:Fighting for women’s issues with art Jaguars: a symbol of Costa Rica Café Viñas: Impact of geography on taste of coffee Three days of mountain biking through Costa Rica Manuel Antonio is considered to have one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. Besides that, the national park offers beautiful sites such as trails and viewpoints in the rainforest. Facebook Commentslast_img

UK regulator finds BSkyB fit and proper

first_img 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Top Stories Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project The agency, known as OFCOM, concluded that James Murdoch was not complicit in a cover up at the tabloid News of the World, but his failure to initiate appropriate action on a number of occasions was “difficult to comprehend and ill-judged.”Since February, James Murdoch has been a non-executive director of the company, and one of only four people on the 12-member board with connections to News Corp.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories center_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   Four benefits of having a wireless security system LONDON (AP) – Britain’s communications regulator has found British Sky Broadcasting a “fit and proper” organization to hold a license despite criticism of the company’s former chief executive and chairman, James Murdoch.The announcement on Thursday was a response to the phone hacking scandal at a newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., which effectively controls BSkyB through a 39 percent shareholding. Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to helplast_img read more

Peru looks at fresh representation for destination promotion in India

first_imgPeru Export and Tourism Promotion Board have signed OM Tourism as its PR representative in India, with effect from May 2016.“We are pleased to officially begin new and focussed promotional efforts in India with OM Tourism,” said Magali Silva, Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) and President of The Board of PROMPERU.Sanjay Sondhi, CEO, OM Tourism, remarked, “We are extremely happy to be assigned the task of handling marketing, sales and public relations activities for PROMPERÚ in India. The discerning Indian travellers looking for luxury experience can also explore and indulge in its rich gastronomy, rejuvenating spas and river cruises. As a result of its rich history, Peru today is packed with archaeological remains and colonial architecture.”From exotic jungles to coastal desert via the breathtaking peaks of the Andes, Peru’s stunning variety of places to visit promises a limitless potential for adventure. It has the second largest Amazon rainforest, claiming around 60% of the country. Combined with the mighty Andean Mountain range and Pacific Ocean, it offers a unique and diverse ecosystem. Stunning scenery and places to experience pleasure and tranquillity, unique flora and fauna with its many natural resources truly underscores the tag line, ‘Peru, Land of Hidden Treasures’.last_img read more

Documentary series examines cost of smalltown vig

first_imgDocumentary series examines cost of small-town vigilantism AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK — It’s been 38 years since a man named Ken Rex McElroy was shot to death by an angry crowd in the dusty farming community of Skidmore, Missouri.McElroy was widely regarded as a gun-toting bully who menaced the community. As many as 60 people witnessed his murder but no one implicated anyone.Israeli filmmaker Avi Belkin was looking around for an interesting story to base a documentary and stumbled onto the McElroy case in a library. He was intrigued by the murder and by what came after it — a wave of violence in Skidmore.The result is “No One Saw a Thing,” a six-episode meditation on what happens when a small town finds itself outside the law. It airs Thursdays on Sundance TV starting Aug. 1.Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press by Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press Posted Jul 24, 2019 7:20 am PDT This image released by SundanceTV shows a scene from “No One Saw a Thing,” a documentary series about the 38-year-old unsolved murder of Ken Rex McElroy in Skidmore, Missouri. It airs Thursdays on Sundance TV starting Aug. 1. (SundanceTV via AP) last_img read more

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