FPIs pullout over Rs 20500 cr even as govt adamant on superrich

first_imgNew Delhi: Despite the flight of over Rs 20,500 crore worth of foreign funds from the country’s stock market, the government seems adamant to implement the taxation surcharge on the super-rich category which has spooked Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs). The carnage at the indices began since July 5, when the Budget proposed a levy of an additional surcharge on individuals and trusts earning more than Rs 2 crore and Rs 5 crore, respectively. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal However, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Parliament made it clear that the super-rich tax was here to stay. She also gave a solution to the FPIs by advising them to register as companies to be out of the ambit of the surcharge. In a recent panel discussion which was organised by ET, the then Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg, who is now the Power Secretary, was quoted as saying: “So FPI, I’d also mentioned it, was not in the frame in the surcharge that was raised. It’s a little collateral kind of consequence. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost “They are quite vocal. The FPIs basically make investments in the secondary market. They don’t make it the primary market. If you were to look at the economic and financial consequences of what their behaviour might be with our share markets actually being in very high PE ratios, it’s not in the economic disinterest of the country if slight exit takes place. “It also doesn’t affect the real investment in the economy. But still there was an attempt on how we can find a way out to sort of at least take out both FPIs, which represent smaller investors, don’t represent the cash rich. It becomes very messy. It has not been possible to find a way out. Then the conclusion is, which I also read, and the Finance Minister also had very clearly spoken – I don’t think anything is going to be done for them in this year.” Notwithstanding, the FPIs continue to be on a selling spree ever since the budget was announced. Retail traders grouse that over Rs 12 lakh crore in market cap has been eroded and that FPIs have over 50 countries apart from India to put in their investments. Nonetheless, stock markets participants fear that once implemented, this move may adversely impact FPIs which are set up as non-corporate vehicles. Typically, FPIs are set up as trusts or limited partnerships in their home jurisdictions. The definition of a partnership firm under Indian tax law refers to the Indian Partnership Act, which does not recognise foreign partnerships or limited partnerships. While the rationale behind such an increase in surcharge is to levy a higher surcharge only on high net worth individuals (HNIs) to garner more revenues in tax falling scenario, it has sent jitters among FPIs, and partially triggered the subsequent crash in the stock market. Taking this into account, recently, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Chairman P.K. Modi had offered a solution to such FPIs that restructure themselves as corporate entities. Nonetheless, as of August 2, FPIs have been net seller of over Rs 20,500 crore worth of stocks on the BSE, NSE and MSEI in the capital market segment, since July 1. Consequently, the S&P BSE Sensex has shed around 2,700 points since the announcement on July 5. On July 18, while ruling out tweaking the FPI surcharge, Sitharaman said trusts should register as companies to be out of the ambit of the surcharge. “Some FPIs are registered as trusts. Therefore as an individual entity he comes under the taxation. Such FPIs who have registered themselves as trusts may consider the option of wanting to move to register as company,” she said in reply to the Finance Bill, 2019 in Parliament.last_img read more

TeranetNational Bank home price index rises 135 per cent the largest March

TORONTO — The Hamilton, Toronto, Victoria and Vancouver markets helped push Canadian home prices higher last month, resulting in the largest March rise in a decade, according to a new report.The Teranet-National Bank national composite house price index gained 0.9 per cent for the month.Compared with a year ago, the composite index was up 13.5 per cent, the largest 12-month rise since November 2006.Toronto climbed a record 24.8 per cent, while Hamilton increased 21.5 per cent, also a record. Victoria gained 18.0 per cent, while Vancouver added 12.2 per cent.Hamilton and Toronto posted record gains for the month as they increased 2.1 per cent and 1.8 per cent respectively. Victoria climbed 1.0 per cent and Vancouver added 0.9 per cent.However, five of the 11 markets tracked showed a monthly drop in the index. Ottawa-Gatineau, Calgary, Halifax, Edmonton and Quebec City all took a step back.Seven ways to cool Toronto’s red-hot housing market without hurting everyone else read more

Australia confirms it sent back Sri Lankans despite opposition

“They were in a good state – they had made the journey down and they quickly made the journey back,” Immigration Minister Peter Dutton told reporters in Brisbane on Monday, AAP reported. The Australian Government has confirmed it returned a group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers who arrived near Cocos Islands last week.A group of 12 men, women and children from Sri Lanka arrived near the Cocos (Keeling) Islands last week and returned on May 6. A Labor spokeswoman said the party stood by its policy, endorsed at the 2015 national conference, to support boat turnbacks where it is safe to do so and put in place a UN-oversighted regional processing system. Dutton said he was not obliged to brief Labor on Operation Sovereign Borders despite the government being in caretaker mode during the eight-week election campaign.“There’s no requirement under the caretaker convention,” he said. The returns showed asylum seekers could not seek the help of criminal people-smugglers and expect to get to Australia, he said. The minister took aim at Labor after a number of candidates spoke out against boat turnbacks.The latest was the ALP’s Melbourne candidate Sophie Ismail, who told Fairfax: “I have concerns about turnbacks. I don’t think they should be on the table.”“Labor is divided when it comes to border protection,” Mr Dutton said. Meanwhile, Mr Dutton said talks with Papua New Guinea to resolve the Manus Island situation would stretch beyond the election.The immigration centre’s future was cast into doubt by a PNG Supreme Court ruling it was illegal.“We will have what I think will be detailed and long-run discussions with PNG to help them in relation to this particular issue,” Mr Dutton said. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Top UN rights official says new strategies needed to fight racism

“One thing that is clearer to me after the preparations of the past 18 months is how badly we need new strategies to fight racism and intolerance in the modern world,” Mrs. Robinson, who is also Secretary-General of the conference, said in her opening remarks. “How much misery, inequality, conflict is caused by racism and discrimination? From a human rights point of view, this Conference is crucially important. Equality and non-discrimination are central to the pursuit of human rights.”Success in Durban should be measured by whether or not the outcome brings effective remedies and relief to the victims of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Mrs. Robinson said.The conference could also produce a breakthrough in the struggle against racism if agreement could be reached on language that recognizes historic injustices and expresses deep remorse for the crimes of the past, Mrs. Robinson said. “If we can do that, it will connect with millions of people worldwide and affirm their human dignity.” Earlier, the President of the UN General Assembly, Harri Holkeri of Finland, encouraged participants to work hard to make the outcome a landmark for further action against racism.In his address, Mr. Holkeri said racism and racial discrimination were among the most powerful assaults on human dignity and freedom. “No society can tolerate racism without undermining peace and justice,” he said. “And yet, while mass media, international travel and technological progress bring people closer and closer, we are witnessing a resurgence of intolerance, manifestations of xenophobia, racism, racial discrimination and ethnic conflicts across the world.” For his part, as leader of the host country, South African President Thabo Mbeki said the conference “would give us the possibility to pledge to the peoples of the world that we will not betray the friendship and solidarity which drove you to act against apartheid and will therefore join with you in the difficult struggle to eradicate that legacy of slavery, colonialism and racism.”While nobody ever chose to be a slave, to be colonized, to be racially oppressed, the impulses of the time caused these crimes to be committed by human beings against others, President Mbeki said. “Surely, the impulse of our time says that we must do everything we can to free those who to this day suffer from racism, xenophobia and related intolerance because their forebears were enslaved, colonized and racially oppressed.”Officially called the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, the forum is set to run through 7 September. read more

Senior UNICEF official visits Afghanistan to help meet needs of women children

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Deputy Executive Director Rima Salah has begun a week-long visit to Afghanistan in a bid to draw global attention to the progress being made for the country’s women and children while highlighting unmet needs in areas of health, education and protection.The figures are still stark. Less than half of primary school age girls attend classes, while a quarter of primary school age children undertake some form of work, and an estimated one-third of women are married before the age of 18. Some 50 women die every day due to obstetric complications. An estimated 600 children under the age of five die every day in Afghanistan, mostly due to preventable illnesses.Ms. Salah’s visit coincides with the start of a new academic year, when up to 5 million children are expected to return to classrooms. She will see first hand efforts made by the Afghan Government, UNICEF and other partners to increase school enrolment, visit maternal health programmes, and discuss broader child protection policies.Ms. Salah, who began her visit yesterday, will encourage renewed investment in development programmes for women and children and draw upon the benchmarks for health and education set out in the Afghan Compact adopted in London in January, a multi-billion dollar blueprint for partnership between the Government and the international community to bolster security, economic development and counter-narcotics efforts.The Compact calls for a primary school enrolment rate for girls of 60 per cent, a reduction of maternal mortality by 15 per cent, and full immunization coverage for infants under-5 for vaccine-preventable diseases, reducing mortality rates by 20 per cent, by the end of 2010.With a recognized need to reduce disparities throughout the country, Ms. Salah will spend the first part of her visit in the provinces of Bamyan and Balkh before returning to Kabul, the capital. read more

Firstround recap Ohio State ties school record with five firstround draftees in

Former OSU running back Ezekiel Elliott poses after scoring a touchdown in the 2016 Fiesta Bowl. Elliott was one of five Buckeyes selected in the first round on Thursday. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorWay back when the 2014 Buckeyes won the College Football Playoff national championship, everyone around the team knew the type of talent returning in 2015.As the season played out, it became apparent to the Ohio State faithful that there would be an extensive list of players leaving the program following the final whistle.After months of speculation and hype surrounding the former OSU football players who entered their names in the NFL draft pool, the outgoing Buckeyes lived up to the expectations on Thursday night.With five players selected in the first round, OSU fell just shy of the single-school record of six, held by the University of Miami in 2004. OSU did tie its own school record of first-round picks set in 2006.The first day of the draft was headlined for the Buckeyes by defensive end Joey Bosa and running back Ezekiel Elliott, taken by the San Diego Chargers and the Dallas Cowboys at No. 3 and No. 4 overall, respectively.Eli Apple, Taylor Decker, and Darron Lee also heard their names called by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday night inside the Auditorium Theater in Chicago.After Bosa and Elliott were quickly taken off the board, most people thought a dozen or so picks would pass by before the next Buckeye was taken. But coming as arguably the biggest surprise pick of the first round, the New York Giants reached a bit to take the cornerback Apple with the 10th pick.Multiple media sources have stated that this is the first time in NFL history that a team has had three selections inside the first 10 picks. However, this has been accomplished 12 times before, with Oklahoma the last team to do so in 2010.It is the first time in program history that three players from the Scarlet and Gray were selected in the first 10 picks of the NFL draft. When Decker and Lee were selected at No. 16 and No. 20, respectively, OSU became just the second school in the history of the draft to have five picks in the top 20. With 11 picks remaining in the first round, many wondered if safety Vonn Bell or wide receiver Michael Thomas would come off the board to tie the mark set by the Hurricanes.In the end, the talented class from the Scarlet and Gray still boasted an impressive first-round showing in Chicago, drawing attention from all over the NFL. With the first round concluded, nine former OSU players remain on most draft boards entering the final two days of the draft. Bell and Thomas are likely to be two of the first Buckeyes selected, along with the possibility of wide receiver Braxton Miller.A pair of offensive players, quarterback Cardale Jones and tight end Nick Vannett, add to the list of potential second and third day picks. Vannett has gained the most attention from NFL teams prior to the draft, but many analysts are predicting Jones to be a late selection.Linebacker Joshua Perry is predicted to go in the middle rounds, while defensive tackle Adolphus Washington is expected to accompany Perry somewhere around the halfway point of the draft. The draft is set to continue on Friday with the second and third rounds, and Saturday with Rounds 4 through 7. By the end of the weekend, OSU will begin to threaten its own NFL draft record of 14 total picks from one school set in 2004. read more

TheScoreies A to Z of the sporting year

first_imgUpdated at 23.34A – All Blacks: It was only a few weeks ago, but who could ever forget the Ireland-New Zealand game? Surely, it will be remembered as both the best and worst match of the year from an Irish perspective.B – British and Irish Lions: From an Irish rugby viewpoint, the experience may have been somewhat soured by BOD’s exclusion, but for many, the victory was no less satisfying, especially due to the emphatic manner in which the team ultimately beat the Australians.C – Cricket: 2013 was another excellent year for the Irish team, as they qualified for the 2015 World Cup. The past 12 months will also be remembered for the retirement of an Irish cricketing legend — Trent Johnson.D – Dublin footballers: For the second time in three years, the Dublin footballers claimed the All-Ireland title, showcasing an array of exciting talents and some brilliant football along the way.E – Egan: Olympic silver medallist and 10-time Irish champion Ken Egan announced his retirement back in February, as a long and distinguished career came to an end.F – Ferguson: Legendary Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson announced his shock retirement in May, after guiding his side to yet another Premier League title. Unsurprisingly, it didn’t take Ferguson long before he was back in the headlines, after his controversial autobiography leveled strong criticism at Roy Keane, David Beckham and Wayne Rooney among others.G – German Football: Will 2013 be remembered as the start of an incredible era in German football? The Champions League final was an all-German affair, with Bayern eventually overcoming Dortmund. Can the national team further confirm their dominance by winning this summer’s World Cup?H – Hawkeye: The much-discussed system was in place for this year’s All-Ireland Championship, however after it made an obvious error during the minor hurling semi-final, it was controversially stood down, only to return shortly thereafter.I – Irish cycling: An excellent year in all, as both Dan Martin and Nicolas Roche performed exceptionally, with the latter winning stage two of the Vuelta and coming fifth overall, while Martin became the first Irishman to win a stage at the Tour de France since since Stephen Roche in 1992. Elsewhere, Pat McQuaid failed to secure a nomination from Cycling Ireland in his ultimately unsuccessful UCI Presidential re-election bid. And of course, not forgetting Martyn Irvine’s fantastic achievements in track cycling.J – Jason Quigley: The Irish boxer secured a silver medal as his unbeaten run was agonisingly brought to an end in the final of the World Championships.K – Katie Taylor: 2012 was always going to be a tough act to follow for Taylor, but she didn’t disappoint this year, winning gold at the European Union lightweight final among other achievements.L – Lance: The disgraced American cyclist finally admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs and gave some other intriguing insights in interviews with both Oprah and The Daily Mail.(Lance Armstrong’s interview with Oprah was one of the most talked-about TV events of the year — George Burns/AP/Press Association Images)M – MONKeano: The unthinkable occurred as Martin O’Neill agreed to become Ireland’s new manager with Roy Keane as his assistant, after Giovanni Trapattoni stepped down following the side’s failure to qualify for the 2014 World Cup.N – Niamh Briggs: The Irish women’s rugby team won the Six Nations Grand Slam for the first time ever, with Briggs scoring the all-important try against Italy and subsequently being named Player of the Year in recognition of her performances.O – O’Donnell and the rest of the Clare hurlers: Clare won a classic All-Ireland hurling final, beating Cork 5-16 to 3-16, and claiming the trophy for the first time since 1997. The man of the moment was undoubtedly 19-year-old Shane O’Donnell, a late call-up to the team, who scored an incredible 3-3 on the day.P – Paralympians: Team Ireland had a tough act to follow after their incredible success at the 2012 Paralympics, but they did more than enough to ensure 2013 was similarly memorable, with Jason Smyth and Michael McKillop (among others) once again excelling.Q – The Queen: Her horse Estimate won the Ascot Gold Cup and the video of her reaction is deadly. It was also a memorable year for the Irish in horse racing, with both Joseph O’Brien  and Tony McCoy creating history.R – Rob Heffernan: Following his Olympic heartbreak, Ireland’s Rob Heffernan showed remarkable character to secure a gold medal at the World Championships.S – Sailing: Like Heffernan, Annalise Murphy also went a considerable way towards making up for her Olympic disappointment with a gold at the European Championships in Dublin.T – Te’o: The sporting scoop of the year arguably took place at the very start of it, with the bizarre story of American football player Manti Te’o and a fake girlfriend h0ax.U – UFC: Ireland’s fascination with the world of MMA increased in 2013, with Conor McGregor putting in some impressive performances before a bad injury put a premature end to his year.V – Vonn: The ski racer’s relationship with Tiger Woods was officially announced in March, as the American golfer went some way towards rehabilitating his image.W – Wozzilroy: It was a difficult year for sport’s golden couple with both underachieving in their respective games. However, McIlroy did at least show some evidence of improvement towards the end of the year.X – X-Ray: The picture of Tommy Bowe with his X-ray and his remarkable comeback to play on the Lions tour was a sight to behold. Ditto, Rory Best.Y – You: Because TheScore.ie always remembers its loyal readers and is in no way looking for a way around a tricky letter.Z – Zebo: The young Irish winger became a bonafide star in 2013 thanks partially to his outrageous flick in the Six Nations match with Wales. His equally outrageous miming to ‘Otis’ als0 caught the eye.What have we missed?My journey to complete an old Premier League sticker album>Interview: Robbie Keane talks Ireland, coaching and the Ballon d’Or>last_img read more

6 things Michael Jackson loved about Ireland

first_imgTHIS MONTH MARKS 30 years since Michael Jackson’s hit Billie Jean made it to the big time.It’s also 25 years since he brought his Bad world tour to Pairc Uí Chaoimh in Cork.Between 1988 and his death in 2009, Jackson visited Ireland many more times, often to play live, but several times to enjoy the seclusion and privacy afforded to him and his family.In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, here’s 6 things the King of Pop loved about Ireland…1. CorkMichael’s brother Jermaine Jackson appeared on the Late Late Show a couple of years back and said that he had loved spending time in Cork.Following his aquittal in a child abuse case in 2005, Jackson sought solace in Cork, travelling there in 2006 and staying in Blackwater Castle.He returned in Summer 2007 spending time at  Ballinacurra House near Kinsale. It’s reported that he was planning to buy an estate in Cork as a getaway for his family.YouTube/mjspyt2. Grouse Lodge and Coolatore HouseJackson and his family spent five months in Westmeath in 2007, recording music and enjoying the countryside seclusion.Grouse Lodge features a recording studio (Radiohead and REM are amongst the bands who’ve worked there), while Coolatore House across the road provided the lodgings for the family (there’s even a bar, karoke room and table tennis room in the basement).Michael Jackson’s signature in the guest book, which now hangs in the kitchen of Coolatore House. (Abi Skipp/Flickr/Creative Commons)3. His kids playing with the local kidsAt both Grouse Lodge and Ballinacurra House Michael Jackson’s children Paris, Blanket and Prince played with the children of the owners of both residences. Image: Ballincurra.com4. Ray from Ray’s Taxi HireWhen the Jackson family lived in Westmeath, they didn’t bring their own vehicle with them, so Ray from Ray’s Taxi Hire was drafted in by Grouse Lodge owners Paddy and Clare Dunning to drive them around.In this video (from 4.24) Ray explains how he spent the next few months as Michael’s driver, doing messages, picking people up and driving the family around:YouTube/Guardian Music 5. Inviting people to stay with himWill. I . Am from the Black Eyed Peas was among the musicians and  producers summoned to Westmeath in 2007 to help Michael work on new music.Michael Jackson, Will.I.Am. and Access Hollywood interviewer Billy Bush at Grouse Lodge (YouTube/MJJFEurope) 6. BowlingDuring his stay in Ireland, Michael Jackson and his family went bowling in Cosmic Bowl in Tullamore Adventure Centre.Obviously nobody else’s feet were allowed to be placed inside Jacko’s shoes after he wore them. Instead, they had them framed.Abi Skipp/Flickr/Creative CommonsFrom the photo archives: St Patrick’s Day 1954>Richard Branson goes green for St. Patrick’s Day>last_img read more

NASA remembers the Challenger disaster 25 years later

first_imgBefore it happened, the worst tragedy experienced by NASA was the death of astronauts White, Grissom and Chaffee who were training for the first Apollo mission. Today, NASA marked the 25th anniversary of the Challenger disaster which ended the lives of seven astronauts including the first teacher in space, Christa McAuliffe, due to a midair explosion 76 seconds into its flight. In honor of the heroes of STS-51-L, a memorial was dedicated in the Arlington National Cemetery where some remains of the crew members were buried.The disaster was a shock to NASA and to the nation because it reminded us just how dangerous space travel is at a time we thought that Space Shuttle missions had become routine. It was this false sense of security which gave NASA the confidence to put McAuliffe, a civilian, on the spacecraft to begin with. The disaster led to a stop of all Space Shuttle launches for 32 months while the disaster was investigated and recommendations were implemented. Finally, after much anticipation, a Space Shuttle took to the skies again on September 29, 1988 with the launch of Discovery.AdChoices广告In rememberance of the fallen crew of Space Shuttle Challenger mission STS-51-L, NASA agency officials and families of the seven astronauts gathered together to mark the anniversary.Read more at Wikipedia and NASA.last_img read more

Leinster head down the road to Aviva Stadium for Champions Cup quarter

first_img Short URL 17,256 Views Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO By Ryan Bailey http://the42.ie/3201299 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 14 Comments Monday 23 Jan 2017, 9:35 PM Leinster beat Northampton at Lansdowne Road just before Christmas. Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHOcenter_img Leinster head down the road to Aviva Stadium for Champions Cup quarter with Wasps The big stage for the big occasion. Share9 Tweet Email1 Follow us: the42.ie Updated at 21.36THE AVIVA STADIUM will host Leinster’s Champions Cup quarter-final clash against Wasps on the last weekend of March, the province have confirmed this afternoon.Leo Cullen’s side finished top of Pool 4 to secure a passage through to the knock-out stages of the competition with English Premiership side Wasps now waiting in the next round.EPCR are due to confirm dates and kick-off times for the last eight ties later this week but it comes as no surprise that Leinster have decided to play their home quarter at the 50,000-seater venue.The Aviva Stadium has generally been a happy hunting ground for Leinster and this season the eastern province have recorded big wins over Munster in the Pro12 and Northampton in the Champions Cup pool stages at the venue.Leinster season ticket holders will be able to purchase tickets for the game from 10am tomorrow morning at a 15% discount until Wednesday 1 February.Tickets will then go on public sale on Tuesday 7 February.The game will also be live on BT Sport, with the broadcaster showing Leinster’s quarter and the clash between Clermont and Toulon. Sky Sports will show Munster’s meeting with Toulouse and Glasgow’s trip to Saracens.The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Rassie Erasmus moves to dismiss link with Springbok jobUncapped players and Sexton’s fitness – 5 talking points from Schmidt’s Six Nations squad Jan 23rd 2017, 9:35 PM Leinster beat Northampton at Lansdowne Road just before Christmas. last_img read more

Orages lHérault craint inondations et dégâts importants

first_imgOrages : l’Hérault craint inondations et dégâts importantsFrance – En raison du risque d’inondations et de “dégâts importants” annoncé par Météo France, le département de l’Hérault est placé en vigilance orange depuis minuit. De fortes précipitations orageuses et des rafales de vent de 90 à 100 km/h sont attendues depuis 6h00, jusqu’à midi. Elle pourraient fortement limiter la visibilité sur les routes, perturbant la circulation routière. Le trafic ferroviaire pourrait lui aussi souffrir de ces violentes conditions météo, qui pourraient engendrer d’importants dégâts.À lire aussiUn immense lac est apparu en plein milieu de la zone la plus aride d’Amérique du NordUn communiqué de Météo France évoque des rafales de vent d’est à sud-est atteignant 90 à 100 km/heure, en particulier au niveau des côtes. Les précipitations, continues et modérées depuis minuit, devraient quant à elles s’accentuer jusqu’à la mi-journée pour atteindre, entre minuit et midi, 90 à 120 mm dans les Cévennes et jusqu’à 180 mm localement. Météo France a lancé un message de prudence et de vigilance à la population.  Le 4 octobre 2010 à 10:41 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Stocks skid as trade war worsens with new tariff threats

first_imgNEW YORK — Global stock indexes are sinking Wednesday after the Trump administration released a list of $200 billion in goods that could be hit with tariffs and China said it would retaliate. The dollar is getting stronger and exporters including industrial and materials companies are sinking. Oil prices are also plunging.KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index lost 22 points, or 0.8 percent, to 2,771 as of 2:15 p.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 247 points, or 1 percent, to 24,671. The Nasdaq composite fell 50 points, or 0.7 percent, to 7,709. The Russell 2000, an index of smaller and more U.S.-focused companies, gave up 12 points, or 0.7 percent, to 1,683.The S&P 500 had risen for four days in a row and it closed at a five-month high Tuesday.TARIFF THREATS: The Trump administration proposed a 10 percent tax on imported items including vacuum cleaners, furniture and car and bicycle parts, but not U.S.-branded smartphones and laptops. It is scheduled to make a decision on the potential tariffs after Aug. 31.China’s government said it will take “firm and forceful measures” if the new tariffs are enacted. Chipmakers, which make large portions of their sales in China, took some of the worst losses. Nvidia fell 2.3 percent to $247.41 and Micron Technology lost 3 percent to $54.08.Among industrials, Caterpillar lost 3.6 percent to $136.11 and farm equipment maker Deere lost 2.4 percent to $141.01.THE QUOTE: Jack Ablin, chief investment officer for Cresset Wealth Advisors, said the tariffs threaten to slow the global economy by raising costs for consumers and making businesses less productive.last_img read more

SAARC officials meet eying 19th summit

first_imgSAARC was founded by Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka while Afghanistan later joined. Senior officials of eight-nation SAARC are scheduled to meet in Kathmandu on 1-2 February apparently to revive the process of regional cooperation stalled by last year’s postponement of its Islamabad summit.Quoting officials concerned, news agencies reported that the joint secretary-level meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) may propose rescheduling of the next SAARC summit, the 19th since the group began its journey in Dhaka in 1985.The decisions to be made at the Kathmandu meet, which is a ‘programming committee’-level one, will be forwarded to the standing committee for endorsement, said the report carried by UNB.The summit, originally scheduled to be held in Islamabad on 9-10 November last year, was postponed as a number of member states including Bangladesh, India, Bhutan and Afghanistan conveyed their inability to attend the summit amid tensions between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue.UNB, referring to The Times of India, said during the Kathmandu meeting, the SAARC member states will also discuss issues such as budget of the SAARC secretariat and five regional centres,last_img read more

Microsoft to split Search and Cortana in Windows 10 version 1903

first_imgMicrosoft to split Search and Cortana in Windows 10 version 1903 by Martin Brinkmann on January 17, 2019 in Windows – 8 commentsMicrosoft’s upcoming operating system Windows 10 version 1903 splits Cortana and Search to separate one from the other.Cortana, a digital assistant created by Microsoft, was integrated in the Windows 10 operating system when it was released by Microsoft in 2015.Microsoft linked Cortana to Search by creating a unified interface that powered search and Cortana at the same time.While the company never provided an official statement why it did that, a likely explanation is that it wanted to get as much exposure as possible for the new feature.Search is one of the core native features of Windows; when users interact with the search bar placed on the Windows 10 taskbar or search in the Start Menu, they are exposed to Cortana at the same time.The bundling did not sit well with Windows users who just wanted to use search. I stated in 2014 that I would not be using voice-controlled or digital-assistants anytime soon and provided a list of reasons why I made that decision.My main objections still stand: interaction requires remote servers, functionality is fairly limited, and there is no way to train these assistants locally.While there were options to turn off Cortana, Microsoft changed these frequently and made it difficult to keep Cortana disabled on systems because of that.Cortana Search splitStarting with Windows 10 version 1903, Cortana and Search are no longer linked. Windows 10 version 1903 — the operating system will launch in March/April 2019 — has search and Cortana separated on the Windows 10 taskbar.Users who just want to search interact with the search field, and those who use Cortana can do so with activation of the Cortana button.Windows 10 users who don’t use Cortana may right-click on the icon and select “Show Cortana button” to remove the Cortana button from the operating system’s taskbar. Note that doing so won’t disable Cortana on the device, it just hides the icon.Users who want to disable Cortana can disable the wake word in Settings > Cortana > Talk to Cortana, or disable Cortana completely using the Group Policy.Now You: Do you use a digital assistant?SummaryArticle NameMicrosoft to split Search and Cortana in Windows 10 version 1903DescriptionMicrosoft’s upcoming operating system Windows 10 version 1903 splits Cortana and Search to separate one from the other.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img RelatedWizz Air to launch new flights to GermanyWizz Air will introduce two new flights to Germany in the springWizz Air plans to launch flights to Brno from London LutonWizz Air will launch new cheap flights to Brno from London LutonWizz Air to start Poznan-Milan flightsWizz Air to start Poznan-Milan flights Low-cost airline Wizz Air will launch flights to London Luton from its new base in Vilnius, Lithuania.The Hungarian-based airline will establish its 14th base in the Lithuanian capital, where it will base a brand new Airbus A320 aircraft from April 16th.In addition to London Luton, Wizz Air will introduce flights to Doncaster-Sheffield, Cork, Eindhoven, Stockholm-Skavsta, Milan-Bergamo, Rome-Fiumicino and Barcelona from Vilnius.Flights to London and Doncaster-Sheffield will be operated five times a week and twice a week respectively, with both routes commencing on April 17th.Jozsef Varadi, Wizz Air’s chief executive officer, said the airline is “extremely delighted” to meet its latest expansion milestone.”The opening of the Vilnius base will allow many people to enjoy our truly low fares coupled with excellent Wizz travel experience,” he commented.”Beyond further enhancing the travel opportunities in the Lithuanian market, we will create hundreds of local jobs and significant revenue uplift for the local tourism industry.”On December 16th, Wizz Air will launch direct flights to Brno, the Czech Republic’s second-largest city, from London Luton.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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