Bastar gets full-time IG

first_imgNagpur Senior IPS officer Vivekananda Sinha was appointed as the Inspector General of Police of the Maoist insurgency-hit Bastar range of Chhattisgarh on Saturday.The post was vacant after former Bastar IG and controversial police officer Shiv Ram Prasad Kalluri was shifted out of the region in February.The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Dantewada range P.Sundar Raj was given an additional charge of Bastar range, however, the killing of 12 CRPF men in the region’s Sukma district last month, fuelled the demand of a full-time IG in the region.An IPS officer of 1996 batch, Mr.Sinha is currently posted as IG Bilaspur range. With his transfer to Bastar, the conflict-hit region will have a new team of IPS officers.Mr. Kalluri’s subordinate officers, including Bastar Superintendent of Police R.N. Dash and Sukma SP Kalyaan Elesela were also removed from Bastar after his transfer.Mr. Sinha already has experience on the Maoist front as he was in-charge of Bastar range for a few months last year, when Mr. Kalluri had proceeded on medical leave.Mr. Sinha’s transfer to Bastar also quelled speculations about Mr. Kalluri’s return to the region.last_img read more

Gilas enters killer stretch

first_img“My concern is (South) Korea,” Reyes said after a 100-85 decision of Japan, which the Filipinos were only able to fend off after a 12-0 run late in the fourth period as Gilas again labored under a bum start at Taipei Peace Basketball Hall here.The Filipinos, after rising to 3-1, battle the Koreans at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, and Reyes would have wanted his men fresher because from there, Gilas takes on Iraq and then Atletas All Stars Lithuania in the next two days.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“We needed to rest more guys today and rest them for Korea,” Reyes said. “But we needed to play people extensive minutes (with the game being close). We don’t know how we will compete against Korea. But we will try our best.”The Koreans, who have dealt the Filipinos numerous heartaches in the past, were set to battle the Lithuanians later on Tuesday. After victories over Chinese Taipei B, India and Iran, Korea went into that game still undefeated. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Reyes pointed out that he used Kiefer Ravena, Matthew Wright and import Mike Myers longer than he had planned.All three finished in twin digits, with Myers completing a double-double with 17 and 17 rebounds and Wright chipping in 15 and Ravena 11. Jio Jalalon also had 11 points and two steals in his finest game yet.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Bobby Ray Parks will be out for the third straight game for Gilas with a swollen left foot, giving Reyes one less reliable wingman on the floor.The Filipinos were tipped as the heavy favorites against Japan’s Under-24 squad but trailed for most of the game, needing that one telling burst late in the final frame to snuff the fight out of the Japanese and win for the third straight day.“We needed a lot of focus and we weren’t able to execute that in the first half,” said Christian Standhardinger, who is pondering on starting a PBA career when the team planes back home.“We had the urgency in the fourth period and got going on defense,” he added after finishing with 22 points and 15 rebounds which he highlighted by finishing a fastbreak play with a two-handed dunk in that 12-0 run.“In an elite tournament like this, there’s no such thing as an easy game,” Reyes said. “They (Japanese) gave us everything we could handle. In the end, we were fortunate to pull it off.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Creamline targets 5th straight Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTAIPEI—Chot Reyes played some of his aces more than he thought he should have on Tuesday afternoon against an enemy Gilas Pilipinas could have conquered rather easily.And this is a concern as the Filipinos head into what the firebrand coach said is “the belly of our schedule” in the 39th Jones Cup Invitational here.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plantlast_img read more

Twitter users recall TV advertisements at a far gr

first_imgTwitter users recall TV advertisements at a far greater rate than non-users, according to an upcoming study from the social media platform.Jean-Philippe Maheu, managing director, global brand strategy at Twitter said the new research shows that users of the social network who tweet while watching TV are much more likely than non-Twitter users to remember the advertisements running between the show they are watching.“There’s a 37% increase in ad recall among people watching TV and tweeting,” he said, adding that users tweeting about TV shows are doing so through their airing not during commercial breaks.Maheu revealed the research findings at the opening keynote of this year’s NATPE event in Miami.In the session, entitled ‘TV x Twitter: How to Make the Social Soundtrack Integral to your Business’, executives from the social media platform told delegates how the worlds of Twitter and TV are increasingly intertwined.Delegates were told that four out of five US viewers are regularly using another device while watching TV.Twitter’s head of TV Fred Graver said that after last year’s Upfront presentations in the US, broadcasters and cable channels invited Twitter to work with the producers making their shows to help them better engage with audiences.He cited CBS series The Good Wife and NBC’s Law & Order: SVU as the two shows that had gone on to be the series that have most successfully used the platform to engage with audiences.Graver went on to say that Twitter will increasingly become a tool for discovering TV content.“I don’t think anyone will be watching ‘TV’ on Twitter,” he said. “It will point people to other devices. It will become a guru that helps you watch what you want to watch when you want to watch it. People have recreated the TV guide on TV.”last_img read more

The Story of McScam and Professional Canners Stories That Fascinated Us This

first_img Entrepreneur Staff Enroll Now for $5 The staff of Entrepreneur.com share the articles we loved from other publications. Next Article –shares August 10, 2018 Entrepreneur Staff Add to Queue 2 min read Image credit: Bloomberg | Getty Images Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. Net neutrality activists, not hackers, crashed the FCC’s comment systemRemember when Net Neutrality was a thing? Remember when a lot of people tried to save it last May, but then the FCC’s comment system crashed? At the time, the agency suggested it was a coordinated attack by hackers. Now, they’re saying it was system overload — largely caused by a Last Week Tonight segment by John Oliver. Who said TV is dying? — Hayden FieldBehind Hollywood’s A-List Bidding War for a McDonald’s Monopoly ArticleI was fascinated by the original article “McScam: How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions.” But, the backstory on how the article’s author and a partner deliberately “planted” the story as a way to get Hollywood to bid for the movie rights — which ultimately led to a payday as big as the McDonald’s Monopoly Game grand prize — is just as captivating. It just goes to show the power of the press in promoting your business venture, and how sometimes it pays to reach potential investors in unconventional ways. — Liz WebberInside The World Of NYC ‘Canners’ Who Survive By Collecting Recyclable Cans & BottlesIt’s stories like these that are both wholly inspiring and downright depressing. Some of the individuals spotlighted by author Francesca Berardi work up to 10 hours, constantly on the move. Members of this profession — finding bottles and cans to earn up to five cents each — include a range of people from struggling addicts to parents. It’s a slice of New York City life that most of us are witness to, but never think about. — Stephen J. Bronner The Story of ‘McScam’ and Professional Canners: Stories That Fascinated Us This Week Fascinating Stories Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brandlast_img read more

Russian Dominos Ends Promotion That Gave Away Pizza to People Who Got

first_imgFood Businesses September 12, 2018 Next Article Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Register Now » Russian Domino’s Ends Promotion That Gave Away Pizza to People Who Got Domino’s Tattoos Because It Was Too Popular Add to Queue Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. –sharescenter_img There is brand loyalty, and then there’s brand loyalty.A Domino’s franchisee in Russia decided to award 100 free pizzas each year for 100 years to customers that got tattoos of the restaurant chain’s logo. The only stipulation was that tattoos had to be visible.The campaign was originally intended to run from Aug. 31 to Oct. 31, but the lure of free pizza in perpetuity proved to be a strong motivator for people to get some red and blue ink, so much so that contest had to be, very quickly, capped.Related: Did Your Customers Get Tattoos of Your Logo? These Did.”Friends, we already have 350 participants!” the Domino’s location posted on Facebook on Sept. 10. “We are not receiving any new tattoos! If you are at a tattoo artist’s and getting tattoos, we will include you in the list of participants. But we are waiting for pictures before 12:00 today.”Customers got pretty creative with their tattoo designs. Many included the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, those crime-fighting, pizza-loving reptiles.This isn’t the first time that a brand has inspired this kind of, permanent, likely somewhat painful love. Anytime Fitness, the global gym franchise, has seen many of its customers get a tattoo of their logo to show their passion for the company.Is there a brand that you would get a tattoo of? Let us know in the comments. Image credit: NurPhoto | Getty Images Nina Zipkin Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture. 2 min read Entrepreneur Staff A Russian Domino’s franchisee’s promise of free pizza in exchange for a visible logo tattoo quickly got out of hand.last_img read more

In Retaliation for Blocking Pornography Adult Website Bans Starbucks From Offices

first_img Register Now » Entrepreneur Staff Coffee November 30, 2018 Next Article Image credit: Bloomberg | Getty Images Add to Queue –shares Patrick Caronecenter_img In Retaliation for Blocking Pornography, Adult Website Bans Starbucks From Offices 2 min read Special Projects Director YouPorn’s VP is now pushing Dunkin’ on employees. Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. The porn industry is striking back!Earlier this week, Starbucks announced it will start blocking pornography on its store’s WiFi beginning next year. Now, according to TMZ, the adult website YouPorn is getting revenge on the coffee giant by pushing Dunkin’ on its workforce.Related: 6 Critical Steps to Succeeding in an Untapped IndustryThe company’s Vice President, Charles Hughes,  sent a memo to employees announcing a ban on all Starbucks products from YouPorn offices effective New Year’s Day.Dear YouPorn Team:In light of the news that Starbucks has blocked its customers from searching and viewing adult content within their establishments, YouPorn has updated their company policy banning all Starbucks products from the YouPorn offices, effective January 1st, 2019.See your direct manager for any questions.While watching porn is not permitted at Starbucks locations, the chain has not blocked such content on its Wi-Fi service. That’s about to change. “To ensure the Third Place remains safe and welcoming to all, we have identified a solution to prevent this content from being viewed within our stores and we will begin introducing it to our US locations in 2019,” a Starbucks representative told Business Insider via email.YouPorn, it seems, is not taking the news lying down.last_img read more

Why Do So Many Americans Now Support Legalizing Marijuana

first_imgLegal Marijuana Keep up with the latest trends and news in the cannabis industry with our free articles and videos, plus subscribe to the digital edition of Green Entrepreneur magazine. May 14, 2019 –shares By Amy Adamczyk, Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, City University of New York; Christopher Thomas, Ph.D Candidate in Criminal Justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Jacob Felson, Associate Professor of Sociology, William Paterson UniversityAmerican views on marijuana have shifted incredibly rapidly. Thirty years ago, cannabis legalization seemed like a lost cause. In 1988, only 24 percent of Americans supported legalization.But steadily, the nation began to liberalize. By 2018, 66 percent of U.S. residents offered their approval, transforming marijuana legalization from a libertarian fantasy into a mainstream cause. Many state laws have changed as well. Over the last quarter-century, 10 states have legalized recreational marijuana, while 22 states have legalized medical marijuana.So why has public opinion changed dramatically in favor of legalization? In a study published this February, we examined a range of possible reasons, finding that the media likely had the greatest influence.It’s Not About Use, Geography, or DemographicsOur study ruled out a few obvious possibilities.For one, it’s not about marijuana use. Yes, cannabis use has increased. Data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health show that, in 2002, about 10 percent of adults reported using cannabis the previous year. By 2015, 13.5 percent reported using. But that increase is too small to have had much of an impact on attitudes.And it’s not about older, more conservative Americans being replaced by younger generations who are more familiar with marijuana. Both younger and older people developed more liberal views about the legalization of marijuana at a similar pace over the last 30 years. In this way, changes in attitudes about marijuana legalization mirror recent increases in support for LGBTQ individuals.We looked to see if people who lived in states where it was illegal, but resided next to ones where it became legal, were more likely to have changed their views. But the rate of change has been no different in states that legalized marijuana than in others.Likewise, the pace of change has been similar across political parties, religions, educational levels, racial and ethnic groups and gender. As politically polarized as the country may seem, when it comes to marijuana, Americans have been changing their attitudes together, as a nation.We did find that a small part of the increase in support was related to more people disaffiliating with religion. The proportion of people who do not identify with a religion has increased some, by about 7 percent between 2007 and 2014. People who do not have a religion tend to be more liberal than others. However, this factor accounts for only a small proportion of the change.Media Medical FramingSo what’s going on? What has likely made the biggest difference is how the media has portrayed marijuana. Support for legalization began to increase shortly after the news media began to frame cannabis as a medical issue.We took The New York Times as a case study, looking at the number of published articles from 1983 to 2015 about marijuana. Just before the number of Americans supporting legalization began to increase, we found a sharp increase in the proportion of articles about marijuana that discussed its medical uses.In the 1980s, the vast majority of New York Times stories about marijuana were about drug trafficking and abuse or other Schedule I drugs. At that time, The New York Times was more likely to lump marijuana together in a kind of unholy trinity with cocaine and heroin in discussions about drug smuggling, drug dealers and the like.During the 1990s, stories discussing marijuana in criminal terms became less prevalent. Meanwhile, the number of articles discussing the medical uses of marijuana slowly increased. By the late 1990s, marijuana was rarely discussed in the context of drug trafficking and drug abuse. And marijuana had lost its association with other Schedule I drugs like cocaine and heroin in the New York Times. Gradually, the stereotypical persona of the marijuana user shifted from the stoned slacker wanting to get high to the aging boomer seeking pain relief.Of course, many Americans do not read The New York Times. But analysis of newspapers of record, like this one, provide insight into how the news media has changed its framing of marijuana, especially during an era when newspapers were still a primary news source.Harsh Criminal Justice SystemAs Americans became more supportive of marijuana legalization, they also increasingly told survey researchers that the criminal justice system was too harsh.In the late 1980s, the “war on drugs” and sentencing reform laws put a large number of young men, often black and Latino, behind bars for lengthy periods of time. As Americans started to feel the full social and economic effects of tough-on-crime initiatives, they reconsidered the problems with criminalizing marijuana.Because support for the legalization of marijuana and concerns about the harshness of the criminal justice system changed at about the same time, it’s difficult to know what came first. Did concern about the harshness of the criminal justice system affect support for legalization – or vice versa?By contrast, the cause and effect is clearer with respect to the media framing of marijuana. The news media’s portrayal of marijuana began to change shortly before the public did, suggesting that the media influenced support for the legalization of marijuana.Once attitudes begin to change, it is difficult to know what keeps the momentum moving. Whatever the initial impetus, attitudes today are drastically more supportive, and legalization is increasing fast.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Why Do So Many Americans Now Support Legalizing Marijuana? Download Our iOS App Image credit: Pacific Press | Getty Imagescenter_img 5 min read Add to Queue Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As politically polarized as the country is, Americans have been changing their attitudes toward marijuana together, as a nation. Next Article Free Green Entrepreneur Applast_img read more

Startups and Investors Bet on the Drone Economy

first_img Entrepreneurs and investors are betting on a future full of flying robots that can be programmed to do anything from survey crops or wildlife to delivering vaccines to remote villages in Africa.It may sound a little like something out of an episode of The Jetsons, but the reality is the Federal Aviation Administration is required to implement regulations to integrate commercial drones into the national airspace by 2015, meaning flying robots are going to become a lot more common in the U.S.But entrepreneurs aren’t waiting for the FAA deadline before building their startups. The moment is too ripe with opportunity to not jump in the commercial drone business now, those in the burgeoning space say.”It’s just one of those moments,” said Chris Anderson, co-founder and chief executive of 3D Robotics, which makes unmanned automated vehicles (UAVS). “It’s the economy at scale. Those technologies that used to be incredibly expensive are now very cheap and getting better and faster than any other technology in history.”And while the technology for drones is getting cheaper, the estimates of how much the drone economy could be worth are very high.In March, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, the world’s largest unmanned systems industry organization, forecast the total domestic economic impact of introducing drones into U.S. airspace by the FAA’s 2015 deadline would reach more than $82.1 billion between 2015 and 2025.With cash like that on the line, it’s no wonder startups aren’t waiting to get in the game.According to the report, the two markets where drone technology could make the biggest economic impact are precision agriculture and public safety. These two markets alone make up about 90 percent of the known potential markets for unmanned aircraft systems.”Drones are so important to the aerospace community because they are basically revitalizing the aerospace industry,” said Mary Cummings, associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.”I’ve been forecasting this for years,” she said. “People are starting to dream up ways to use these because it’s such a great technology and in terms of interesting, who doesn’t love flight? And now you can put it in people’s hands.”Related: VCs See Ex-Wired Editor’s DIY Drones Taking FlightAnderson founded his company is 2009 while still working as editor of Wired Magazine. However, he said that after raising $5 million in funding from O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV) and True Ventures in November he had to make a change.”I decided that these things don’t happen that often and I decided to go all in,” he said.Since he took over full-time at 3D Robotics, he has been working to make his company’s open-source drones more appealing to the masses by making them more user friendly.”It’s like the Apple to Macintosh pivot. We’re taking the complexity out of the machine,” he said. “Right now, it makes perfect sense to a hobbyist or someone who has flown before, but for someone who hasn’t, it’s all too complicated.”Anderson said that he aims to make the new machines, which will launch in about three months, so simple that if someone had never used a drone before the user could easily figure it out the first time using it.While Anderson focuses on building drones, there are a slew of other drone-focused startups that see big potential in developing the software and services for the coming drone economy, said Jeremy Conrad, founder of the hardware startup incubator Lemnos Labs.”We are certainly seeing an increase in these services [for] drone-based companies,” Conrad said. “Some applications include videography, agriculture, security, so instead of having a guard dog, you may have a guide drone.”Airware, a company born out the Lemnos Labs program, is one of these startups that is not actually building the drones, but is making the hardware and software that third-parties can program so that the drone can perform different tasks.The company’s unique premise recently attracted some big money from some big names in the venture capital arena.Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures announced in May they were investing $10.7 million in Airware.VC firms, which have traditionally strayed from hardware investments, are taking a gamble on more hardware companies now, including drone startups, because the technology to make these devices and build the support for them has become cheap.”The technology has gotten mature to the point that it’s now pretty easy to make the Silicon startup model work to get into the drone business,” Anderson said. “Hardware is starting to act more like software.”DroneDeploy, which just recently came out of the startup incubator Angelpad, is another businesses focused on providing a drone-focused service. The company, which is in the early stages of raising funding, makes the software that allows people to manage a fleet of drones.Co-founder Mike Winn said he sees opportunity because certain business are going to need more than one drone in the sky, and they are going to need a way to manage them.The company has already partnered with an organization to help manage a drone fleet that helps deliver medical supplies in West Africa, he said.Related: 8 Companies Leading the Charge for Commercial-Use Robotics Startups and Investors Bet on the Drone Economy This story originally appeared on CNBC 5 min read Add to Queue Enroll Now for $5 Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. –shares Cadie Thompson Next Article June 16, 2013 Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Small Business Heroeslast_img read more

New model for intensive care identifies factors that send ill patients to

first_img Source:https://news.rutgers.edu/new-model-icu-care-developed-rutgers-discovers-causes-health-emergencies/20190315#.XJMzASIzbct Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Mar 21 2019A new model for intensive care, developed by Rutgers and RWJBarnabas Health System, can help identify preventable – and previously overlooked – factors that often send chronically ill patients to the intensive care unit (ICU).The new process requires the ICU team – including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, chaplains and others – to truly listen to patients and their families to ensure their needs are being met, according to a recent study in the journal Creative Nursing.The new model, called LOTUS (Leadership, Ownership, Transformation, Unity and Sustainability) differs significantly from the previous model in which all planning was led by the ICU physician, said lead researcher Liza Barbarello Andrews, a clinical associate professor at Rutgers’ Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and critical care pharmacy specialist at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.During its first year, the new patient-focused model identified areas where the ICU was not routinely assessing the causes of the health crises that sent patients to the hospital in the first place – missing opportunities to break the cycle of admissions, Andrews said.”Many patients present with life-threatening complications due to failure to take their diabetes or blood pressure medications,” he said. “We would treat the resulting problem, but hadn’t been routinely investigating what led to the issue or designed a solution to prevent it from happening again in the future. Under the LOTUS model, by focusing on the patient perspective we discovered that some patients had received confusing, mixed messages about the medicine from their health-care providers. Other patients were struggling with financial or emotional problems that made self-care difficult.”Related StoriesStudy analyzes high capacity of A. baumannii to persist on various surfacesFeeling safe and good sleep at night matter most to sick kids in hospitalRaw meat can act as reservoir for bacteria associated with hospital infectionsThe LOTUS model empowers ICU social workers to help address those issues with patients and their families to prevent a reoccurrence.Clinicians developed LOTUS at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, following its 2016 merger with RWJBarnabas Health System. The new ICU model replaced an earlier one where patient care decisions were exclusively led by the ICU physician without routine focus on the patient’s own goals or significant input from nurses, pharmacists and other members of the ICU team.Under the old model, there was no formal structure for rounds, the practice where all members of the ICU team assess the patient at intake and through treatment. This lack of standard team structure often resulted in underutilizing individual team members’ expertise.The new illustrative logo for the ICU model is a flower with the patient at the center and the petals – the members of the health care team – overlapping and meeting at the center.”We took a model that was fragmented and sometimes strayed from keeping the patients’ own wishes central to the decision-making process – and developed one that is much more efficient, thoughtful and deliberative,” Andrews said. “The ICU team members feel a real sense of engagement and collaboration and patients and families say they feel listened to.ICU team members said the LOTUS model helped them contribute to better patient safety, decreased mortality and shorter ICU stays. Members of other teams at RWJBarnabas Health System campuses are exploring how the LOTUS concept can be adopted for their ICU teams.last_img read more

Facebook hires British exdeputy PM as global affairs head

first_imgBritain’s former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg is set to move to California for his new role as Facebook’s head of global affairs Facebook accused of inaction over Russian ads in Brexit vote “I am delighted to be joining Facebook. After almost 20 years in European and British politics, this is an exciting new adventure for me,” Clegg wrote on his Facebook page.Clegg said Facebook was “at the heart of some of the most complex and difficult questions we face” such as “privacy of the individual”, “integrity of our democratic process”, and “the balance between free speech and prohibited content”.The Press Association news agency and the Financial Times said Clegg would be Facebook’s new head of global affairs and communications and would move to California in January.The 51-year-old is also a former European Commission trade negotiator and member of the European Parliament.Clegg used to be head of the Liberal Democrats, a small opposition party, but was voted out of parliament in a 2017 election when the party suffered major setbacks.The former politician has pushed for a second referendum that could stop Brexit but the proposal has been ruled out by Prime Minister Theresa May.His most recent book is entitled: “How to Stop Brexit (And Make Britain Great Again”.”As someone who has spent a lifetime arguing for Britain’s wholehearted commitment to Europe, it is of course a wrench to be leaving the public debate at a crucial time in the Brexit process,” Clegg wrote on Friday.”But the key decisions will soon pass to Parliament, of which I am no longer a Member, and once I had decided to take up this unique new challenge at Facebook, I felt it was best to get going sooner rather than later,” he added.Clegg speaks Dutch, French, German and Spanish, and joined the government after a 2010 election campaign characterised by “Cleggmania” over his superior performance in television debates.He was badly damaged, however, by going back on a promise not to raise university tuition fees once in government.The social network has faced several public relations crises in recent months and has instituted changes, particularly on privacy and the transparency of political campaign ads.In September, it admitted that up to 50 million accounts had been breached by hackers.It was also criticised for its handling of a data privacy scandal after it emerged that a British company called Cambridge Analytica had used data gathered through an app on Facebook to target voters in the US presidential election in 2016.The company, along with other social media giants, has also been accused of allowing “fake news” to spread that manipulated public opinion ahead of Donald Trump’s victory in that election. Citation: Facebook hires British ex-deputy PM as global affairs head (2018, October 19) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-10-facebook-hires-british-ex-deputy-pm.html © 2018 AFPcenter_img British former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, a leading anti-Brexit advocate, said on Friday he would be starting a job at Facebook, as the US giant faces up to regulatory pressures. 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. Explore furtherlast_img read more

Karnataka should handle its coal stocks more efficiently says GoyalKarnataka should handle

first_imgCOMMENTS ‘Rising imports, coal shortage are key challenges for the aluminium sector’ December 27, 2018 RELATED ‘India can meet 300 mtpa steel production target by 2030’ SHARE SHARE EMAIL There is no shortage of coal in Karnataka, according to Minister of Coal and Railways, Piyush Goyal.In a statement issued after a meeting with former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda and Chief Minister of Karnataka HD Kumaraswamy, Goyal said there is no scarcity of coal in the State. He also said that the plants in Karnataka currently have, on an average, five days stock of coal which is equal to 2.24 lakh tonnes.Goyal hit out at the Karnataka government and hinted at mismanagement of coal stocks. “Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd. (KPCL) sold 584.91 million units of power at the energy exchange this year till October 2018. This amounts to consuming 3.8 lakh tonnes of coal which otherwise could have been used to boost coal stocks in power plants,” he said.“It is better that the plants maintained at least 20 days’ stock of coal for uninterrupted functioning,” he added. He pointed to the anticipated pick-up in the demand for power in February/March 2019 and asked the power plants to manage their inventory efficiently. Peak in demandHe said that transaction at energy exchanges should be done to take advantage of cheaper power right now to ensure better build up of coal stocks in thermal power plants. “This will help avoid purchase of power in February/March, when prices are expected to be higher due to peaking of demand,” he added.center_img coal Published on SHARE COMMENT Piyush Goyal, Interim Finance Minister   –  BusinessLinelast_img read more