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Morocco Gains Six Spots in Global Innovation Index 2016

Geneva – Morocco moved six spots in the Global Innovation Index 2016, ranking as 72nd out of 128 countries, according to a report by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), presented on Monday in Geneva.Based on the “Global Innovation Index 2016”, the Kingdom is among countries with best ranked economies of average intermediary income given the main analysis criteria as the innovation quality and expenditure.Morocco posted an average figure of 32.26 points enabling it to rank with Tunisia in the 77th spot, ahead of Egypt (107th) and Algeria (113th). The Kingdom is among the sixteen countries of north Africa and western Asia which are positioned among the top 100, notably Qatar (50th), Bahrain (57th), Kuwait (67th), Oman (73rd) and Jordan (82nd). read more

 

Emirates NBD saves 400M on Turkish bank after lira slide

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Dubai’s Emirates NBD bank has revised its acquisition price of Turkey’s Denizbank following a slide in the Turkish lira, saying it has now agreed to pay 15.48 billion lira ($2.8 billion).The new price reflects a $400 million savings based on the price of the lira at the original time of the agreement 10 months ago.Emirates NBD issued a statement Wednesday with the revised terms, which reflect the sharp depreciation of the Turkish lira over the past year.Emirates NBD first announced in May it had agreed to acquire 99.85% of the shares of Denizbank from Russia’s Sberbank. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to be completed by July.Local media reported that Emirates NBD shares soared to their highest level in 10 years Wednesday.The Associated Press read more

 

Delta tops 1Q expectations despite 90 million revenue hit from a wave

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Delta Airlines jets are pictured at a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Sept. 4, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Reed Saxon by David Koenig, The Associated Press Posted Apr 23, 2014 5:58 am MDT DALLAS – Delta Air Lines Inc. is making more money by filling more seats on its planes and paying a bit less for fuel.Delta’s first-quarter profit beat expectations and underscored how most big airlines are prospering with a combination of strong business travel, slightly higher fares and money from extra fees.Even bad weather couldn’t stop Delta from boosting profit, although it cancelled more than 17,000 flights in January and February — double the number from a year ago — which cost the company $90 million in revenue and $55 million in pretax income.The Atlanta-based airline said Wednesday that it expects solid demand throughout the year, and it predicted that a key statistic of revenue per mile will grow in the mid-single digits during the April-through-June second quarter.Delta shares jumped $1.72, or 4.9 per cent, to $36.67 in midday trading after hitting an all-time high of $37.41 earlier in the session. They began the day up 27 per cent in 2014.Delta said that net income in the first quarter was $213 million, or 25 cents per share, up from $7 million, or a penny per share, a year earlier.Excluding items such as fleet-restructuring costs and fuel-hedging, Delta earned 33 cents per share. Analysts, who usually exclude one-time costs and benefits like that, were expecting 29 cents per share, according to FactSet.Revenue rose 5 per cent to $8.92 billion, matching analysts’ forecasts.Passengers flew 4 per cent more miles than in early 2013, which helped boost occupancy to 82.7 per cent on the average flight, up from 81.2 per cent a year ago. The average fare per mile rose 1 per cent.Including Delta Connection regional flights, the company spent $2.70 billion on fuel, its largest expense in the quarter. Still, that was a savings of $109 million, or 4 per cent, as Delta paid $3.03 per gallon instead of last year’s $3.24. The company expects total fuel costs of $2.97 to $3.02 per gallon in the second quarter.The break on fuel spending more than offset an increase of $58 million, or 3 per cent, in labour costs, the company’s second-biggest expense at $1.97 billion.As long as travel demand holds up, Delta should be able to cover those costs.The company overcame severe winter weather and the shift of Easter travel into April.The airline’s president, Ed Bastian, said Delta saw gains from corporate travel accounts and passenger fees — and predicted that money from fees will rise.In the 12 months that ended last Sept. 30, Delta took in $1.66 billion just in fees for checked bags and changing reservations — the most of any airline and 22 per cent more than runner-up United — according to government figures.Bastian said that “merchandising” — that’s other fees such as charging extra for priority boarding, economy seats with more legroom, and upselling to first-class — grew 20 per cent in a year to $165 million.“We think we can grow this high-margin revenue stream by $500 million annually over the next three years,” he said on a call with analysts.Helane Becker, an analyst with Cowen and Co., said Delta was aggressively controlling costs other than fuel and said the company’s outlook for the second quarter was stronger than expected. Standard & Poor’s analyst Jim Corridore said Delta was driving the entire industry to focus more on return for shareholders.The financial strength of U.S. airlines has increased as mergers have reduced competition and made it easier for the carriers to control the supply of seats. Later this week, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines are expected to report that their first-quarter profits also rose sharply from last year. Among the largest four U.S. airline companies, only United Continental Holdings Inc. is expected to report a loss.___Contact David Koenig at http://www.twitter.com/airlinewriter Delta tops 1Q expectations despite $90 million revenue hit from a wave of winter storms read more

 

Climate change knows no national borders Ban says urging consensusbuilding ahead of

.“Climate change carries no passport and knows no national borders. Countries must work toward the common interest, beyond narrow national interests,” declared Mr. Ban in a briefing to an informal meeting of the General Assembly on the ongoing preparations for the 21st Conference of States Parties to the UN Framework convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), known as COP21, to be held in the French capital from 30 November to 11 December.Telling UN Member States that while he is optimistic that after months of talks and rising calls “from all sectors” that their Governments will conclude a meaningful agreement in Paris, some key issues have proven too challenging for negotiators to resolve on their own, including on equity and differentiation, finance and ambition.“I will be very actively engaging with Heads of State and Government over the next four weeks to help them unlock these issues. Ultimate responsibility for success in Paris rests firmly in their hands,” said the Secretary-General, pledging to urge world leaders to tell their negotiators that now is the time for compromise and consensus building.Indeed, he continued, bridges must be built to span the traditional divides between developed and developing countries. “A meaningful agreement must be universal and fair. It must address urgency. And it must strengthen opportunity ¬– not just for some, but for all people in the world.”The UN chief said that for Paris to be a success, it must deliver on several key fronts: “The agreement must be durable and flexible. It must be rooted in solidarity. And it must be credible in its response to the urgency of climate change, including by providing the financial and other means to support this response.”Welcoming the recent agreement between the Presidents of China and France in Beijing that they have agreed to have a 5 year review process, Mr. Ban said a Paris agreement must not lock in a level of mitigation ambition that undermines the below-2 degrees goal. “There can be no backsliding. Current ambition must be the floor, not the ceiling, for future efforts.”On resources, he said an agreement must provide for credible means of implementation, including climate financing. Developed countries must keep their pledge to provide $100 billion a year by 2020. All concerned – both developed and developing countries – must be part of a consultative, politically credible process for defining the $100 billion trajectory. “I call on developed countries to make public finance pledges before Paris that balance both adaptation and mitigation needs. This is essential for building the trust that is needed to secure a meaningful, universal agreement,” the Secretary-General explained, adding that developed countries must also take the lead in, and enhance their support for, financing post-2020.Overall, he said that an agreement in Paris must mark a decisive and irreversible turning point in the world’s collective response to the climate challenge. “The impacts of climate change are rapidly increasing. The world’s collective ambition must increase, too. Action must be fuelled by a sense of urgency as well as opportunity. We must ensure that all countries are part of the solution, and that the benefits of low-carbon, climate-resilient growth are realized by all.”Mr. Ban said that he would continue to do everything in his power to help shepherd a meaningful global agreement. “I will call on your leaders to own this agreement, and to closely guide your ministers and negotiators. I will continue to encourage the path of compromise for the common good.”“Alongside an agreement, I will also continue to work with the COP Presidents and the UNFCCC Executive Secretary to advance the Lima-Paris Action Agenda,” which, he said, builds on the many, successful partnerships that were showcased at the Climate Summit he convened last year.“At this time, solutions are what we urgently need. By working together, we can and we will reach a meaningful, universal climate agreement in Paris,” the Secretary-General concluded. In his remarks to the briefing, General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft noted that only two months ago, world leaders adopted the revolutionary 2030 Agenda which followed the agreement of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Both the meeting in Lima, and in particular, the conference in Paris are directly linked to deliver on those commitments.“According to the World Meteorological Organization, our world has just experienced the hottest January-September on record. It is high time for the international community to take decisive action on climate change and COP 21 in Paris is our last chance to do so,” he said, underscoring that success in Paris means agreeing ambitious actions to address mitigation as well as other key issues related to adaptation, finance, technology, capacity building and transparency.He said that the last negotiating session in Bonn produced a balanced draft agreement, as a basis for the final consultations in Paris. “Parties must now build on this positive and constructive spirit in order to reach consensus on an ambitious and universally binding agreement in Paris.”“If leadership and enlightened self-interest lead to concrete agreements in the negotiations themselves, then Paris will not just help secure the rights of future generations, it will be the first major step towards delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” he said.Thereafter, continued, the Assembly President, it will be up-to all actors to take swift and decisive action for implementation and on 11-12 April, I will hold a high-level thematic debate to catalyze early progress on sustainable development, finance and climate commitments and I look forward to the active engagement of all stakeholders in that meeting. read more

 

The 5 at 5 Friday

first_imgHERE ARE THE five stories you need to know before you head out the door this evening.1. #FIONA DOYLE The Director of Public Prosecutions has lodged appeal papers regarding the ‘undue leniency’ of the sentence against Patrick O’Brien, who was found guilty of raping and indecently assaulting his daughter Fiona Doyle over a 10-year period. Doyle told Pat Kenny on RTÉ this morning that she hoped to be able to pursue her mother in the courts.2. #HORSEMEAT Rangeland has said all of its products are now being DNA tested before release, after the catering company Compass Group announced that independent tests found a minor level of horse DNA in its products despite assurances from Rangeland. Rangeland said it is “deeply concerned” by the findings and is working with the Food Safety Authority of Ireland and the Food Standards Agency.3. #PISTORIUS The family of athlete Oscar Pistorius have issued a statement saying the “alleged murder” of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp is “disputed in the strongest terms”. This came after lawyers representing the South African were granted a postponement for a bail application to allow time for their own investigations into the model’s death. Pistorius is being held in custody.4. #RUSSIA Around 950 people are reported to have been injured after a meteorite struck the Chelyabinsk region of the Russian Urals, with 3,000 buildings damaged. Two people are in intensive care. Many of the videos of the meteorite were captured using dashboard cameras – we look into why such cameras are so popular in Russia.5. #VIDEO A video of a fistfight involving Irish emigrants in Perth has emerged online, showing several men trading punches while onlookers watched and others attempted to end the fighting. According to a police spokesperson, there were no reports in relation to the incident.last_img read more

 

Consumers shopping more often to hunt for bargains

first_imgNEW RESEARCH RELEASED today by AIB has revealed significant changes in consumer behaviour with customers putting in the work to hunt down special offers.The figures in AIB’s first outlook report for the small and medium business sector shows that close to three out of four retailers are now seeing customers buying more items on special offer. 83 per cent of retailers said customers are also buying fewer branded products.Retailers also said that they are seeing an increase in customers visiting their store more often in an attempt to manage their spending more carefully through the week by spreading out their spending and visits with 93 per cent saying customers are shopping around more.Many retailers are testing new ways of keeping and growing their customer bases, according to the report, which also found that engaging customers through social media and loyalty schemes are being considered more frequently by a majority of retailers. Just over a third have reduced the range of products in store in response to consumer trends with 32 per cent changing opening house and 30 per cent reducing the numbers of managers or office staff.The report said several retailers also pointed out that reducing staff levels and product ranges risks undermining the shopper experience to the point where they don’t come back, no matter how low the prices. However 66 per cent of retailers have reduced the number of floor staff.Retailers remain positive with more than half surveyed saying they plan to expand their operations in the next three years while more than one in five said they expect their business to eventually be taken over by a family member.The survey also found that less than 5 per cent of retailers surveyed expect a recovery in the Irish economy in the next year while 65 per cent said it would take at least five years for a recovery.Some 57 per cent of retailers said they saw their turnover decrease between 2011 and 2012 while 16 per cent reported an increase. The reduction in profit margin was the main concern facing most retailers, followed by wage costs) and competition from larger outlets like the larger supermarket chains.Read: 54 per cent of people still believe now is a bad time to save>Read: Money advice: National Consumer Agency’s top five tips>last_img read more

 

Verizon announces the Droid Mini Droid Ultra and Droid Maxx

first_imgVerizon and Motorola have announced three new Droid phones to be available soon, in an attempt to offer something for everyone.We’ve known that Verizon was up to something for a little while now, and thanks to the leaks we had a pretty good idea Motorola was involved. The DroidLanding twitter account has been resurrected, a new AR game stepped up to keep people thinking about Droid, and now the phones are finally here.The Droid Mini, Droid Ultra, and Droid Maxx are three different phones with identical user interfaces designed to offer something for every kind of user on Verizon Wireless. The phones look and feel like thinner, sharper versions of the Droid Razr phones that were announced last year, and these successors to the Droid throne seem able to step up and compete with the flagships on the market today.The new Droid line up is all about being as similar as posisble in three different form factors. Each phone is sporting the familiar kevlar design on the back of the phone, with the Mini looking like the old Razr M and the Maxx looking like the Razr Maxx HD. The Mini has kept the 4.3-inch size from the original M, while the Ultra and the Maxx have traded up to 5-inch screens.The Droid Ultra stands out in bright red, but still packs a design familiar to the Razd HD from last year. What you give up for that incredibly slim profile and firetruck red paint job (it’s also available in black or white) is wireless charging, which the other two phones have.The big features being announced with these new phones are a crazy battery boost with the Maxx and a 10MP camera in the Ultra. The Maxx is now rated for 48 hours of battery life as opposed to the previous 32 hours, and manages to be nearly a full milimeter thinner than its predecessor.The phones are being driven by a unique new octo-core processor, dubbed the Motorola X8 mobile computing system. The X8 splits processing power between GPU, application, contextual computing, and natural language processing. According to Motorola, the core split gives four cores to the GPU and two cores to application processing, leaving one for context and the other for listening and understanding you as you talk. As a result, the new Droid lineup features always listening command systems and a refreshed UI that very closely resembles the current Moto UI to handle the experience.The new Droid phones will feature the voice control system seen recently in the Moto X video leaks, where you can wake the phone and give commands without ever having to touch the phone. The phone personalizes its responses to you, and in the demo the phone was aware of the name of the user. Also included from the Moto X leak is the active notification display, which only lights up a portion of the display with a simple notification as opposed to using a notification light to show you what you are missing on your phone. The new Droid lineup will also come with a quick capture feature that takes photos instantly, as well as a sharing tool that is sadly dubbed Droid Zap to push photos to friends nearby.Motorola is showing off their new Google parent by including Google Music and Ingress with the new phones. These will be the first phones to include Ingress on the phone, and anyone who picks one of these handsets before September 30 gets 6 months of Google Play Music All Access for free.The Droid Mini starts off at $99 on a new contract, making the Ultra $199 and the Maxx $299. It’s an impressive launch from Verizon, and it will be very interesting to see how these phones hold up against the current Snapdragon based flagships on the market today.last_img read more

IMAM CHERNO GASSAMA STILL HELD INCOMMUNICADO

first_imgAbdoulie G. DibbaFamily Members of Imam Cherno Gassama of Dasilami informed this reporter yesterday that they still are denied access to him after being detained incommunicado for 15 days.Imam Cherno Gassama is the Imam of Darsilami Mosque in the Lower Fulladou West District, Central River Region of Gambia.He was arrested on Monday 2 November 2015 at his residence by a personnel of the National Intelligence Agency accompanied by a police officer at Brikamaba Police Station.Family members had indicated earlier that when the Imam was arrested, he was detained briefly at the Brikamaba Police Station before the finally took him to Janjanbureh Central Prison on the same day.However, they later said during the first visit of Janjanbureh Central Prison by some members of the family, they were told that Imam is being detained there but they were not allowed to see him at that material time.“To our disappointment, when the family members returned the following day, they were told that the Imam is no longer with them,” stated the family source.They expressed concern for his health condition and not being able to take clothes and toiletries for him. They further said the entire family is appealing to the authorities to allow them access to their loved one since they could not tell why he was arrested and detained.Section 19 Subsection (3)(b) of the Constitution states that “Any person who is arrested or detained… who is not released, shall be brought without undue delay before a court and, in any event, within seventy-two hours”.last_img read more

Wayne Rooney scores his first MLS hattrick in DCs 50 win

first_imgWayne Rooney bagged his first MLS hat-trick as DC United thrashed Real Salt Lake 5-0.The former Manchester United striker was in red-hot form for DC to help them nail the second win of their three opening games in the 2019 MLS campaign.Rooney broke the deadlock in the 34th-minute by smashing home a penalty-kick and struck again just seven minutes later by chipping the ball into the back of the net.DC headed into the break 2-0 up at the Audi Field Stadium in Washington with Real Salt Lake down to 10-men upon Jefferson Savarino’s straight red card in first-half stoppage-time.Therefore, Ben Olsen’s side enjoyed an even stronger outing in the second half with Rooney finding the net again to complete his treble in the 65th-minute.Real Salt Lake’s misery was later doubled when Marcelo Silva picked up a second yellow card for fouling Lucas Rodriguez just two minutes later.The Argentine striker soon got on the scoresheet himself before Ulises Segura finished off nine-man Real Salt Lake by adding a fifth goal for DC in the final 10 minutes of the game.The victory on Sunday morning ensured that DC go top of the Eastern Conference standings on seven points from their opening three games.“Obviously, we were expecting a difficult game and I think we started ok, we were sticking to our gameplan and obviously the first goal helped us and then the red card made the game a bit more different than what we planned for,” said Rooney on DC’s Twitter.wayne rooney, harry kane, englandReport: Rooney talks Engalnd Kane and Guardiola George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Wayne Rooney has spoken of his England record, Harry Kane smashing it and Pep Guardiola for England.In an interview on his Wayne Rooney podcast…“We were clinical, we had chances. Apart from the header I missed, we were quite clinical in front of goal so it’s a strange game especially when two players are sent-off.“But I think the referee, whether it was his decision or if it went upstairs or wherever it goes to I don’t know, but it was a comfortable night in the end.“To score a hat-trick is always great and I’m really pleased with getting the three goals. I’m pleased for the team, it was a great victory for us. Preparing for pre-season and knowing the first three games we had before the break, to come away with seven points is a good tally for us.“But also three clean sheets is big for us as a team and we’re working hard defensively to try and keep that and build from the last two games.”DC United, who haven’t conceded a goal in their opening three matches, will next take a trip to Orlando City on April 1.Post-match reaction from @WayneRooney after a 5-0 victory over @realsaltlake.Oh yeah, he scored a hat trick. ⚽️⚽️⚽️#DCU | #DCvRSL pic.twitter.com/Tp2UP4YC78— D.C. United (@dcunited) March 17, 2019last_img read more

Pochettino reveals his delight at Fergies return

first_imgTottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed his delight after reports surfaced of Sir Alex Ferguson returning to Manchester United training ground.The Red Devils caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken advice from Fergie since his appointment last month, and Pochettino is pleased to hear that the former United boss is back involved.“I think it’s fantastic news because he is football,” he said, according to ESPN. “Sir Alex means football and to be involved in his football club as always is fantastic news after he suffered a massive problem.”“To be involved again, I think for him and for Manchester sure it’s a massive, important thing. Of course I sent [my best wishes] and I cannot hide my admiration and my relationship with him. He always was one of the people I admired the most, an inspiration.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“I think he was one of, or was the best manager in the world, in the history of football, and to have the possibility to see him every day is massive. He is like an encyclopaedia of football.”Pochettino also spoke about transfer dealings regarding United and Spurs, saying:“Today the Premier League is so competitive and for Tottenham to go to, I don’t know, Southampton and sign a player like they used to do, like with Gareth Bale, today it’s so difficult.”“It’s the same situation that happens with big clubs, like the example of Manchester picking players from Tottenham, Tottenham picking players from [other clubs]. I think everything has changed.”“Today it’s so difficult to do business in between the English clubs because in the end the market has changed a lot. Today an English player [moving] in between the clubs, it’s so difficult to do business because the market is so high if you compare with Europe.”last_img read more

 

FMCG companies set to reduce prices after GST rate cut but benefits

first_imgA salesman carries items in a basket inside a family-run grocery store in New Delhi September 18, 2012 (representational image).Reuters fileMany fast moving consumer products (FMCG) like shampoo, chocolates, nutrition drinks and condensed milk likely to fall under 5-15 percent tax slab after Goods and Services Tax (GST) and majors in the segment have decided to slash prices with immediate effect. But the benefits of the price cuts are unlikely to reach the consumers very soon as some retailers want the companies to take back old stocks before price reduction. The GST Council eased many items, including FMCG products, from higher tax slabs on its November 9 meeting held at Guwahati. Firms like Hindustan Unilever, Dabur, Amul, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Procter & Gamble, Nestle and Perfetti Van Melle said they have either decided to cut down prices or are planning to do so after the GST Council cut tax on consumer goods to 18 percent from 28 percent, the Times of India reported.”We will drop prices at least by 5 percent on our shampoo range,” said Sunil Duggal chief executive at Dabur.Amul, India’s largest dairy firm said it would slash prices of condensed milk and chocolates by 5-10 percent with immediate effect. GSK might also cut the price of popular chocolate health drink Horlicks in line with the new rate.But according to the industry executives, some retailers have said that they would not slash prices unless producers protected their margins and took back old stocks before the implementation of price cuts. This might act as a hurdle for the companies on passing the benefits to the end consumers.”Technically, the retailers have an option to either reduce the price right away or a bit later. However, since the law states that no one can profit from GST, the entire profit made from the date of reduction would eventually need to be passed on to customers,” said Pratik Jain National leader at PwC India.However, discussions between the major FMCG firms and the retailers have already started and will take about a week to take a final call on the matter. Also as the law makes it compulsory for the retailers to pass on the benefits to the consumers, even the tax experts have asked them to settle the issue as soon as possible. Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley chairs the 23nd GST Council meeting in Guwahati< Assam on November 10, 2017.TwitterThe 23rd meeting of the GST council headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was held in Guwahati on November 9-10. The Council has shifted 178 items from the top bracket of 28 percent to 18 percent and introduced changes in GST returns filing to ease the burden of taxpayers.The new rates will be applicable from 15 November which is expected to provide relief to consumers. Earlier Jaitley also said that the purpose of tweaking GST rates is to ease the affordability for consumers.last_img read more

Winter session of Lok Sabha ends 13 Bills passed

first_imgThe winter session of Lok Sabha came to an end on Wednesday after passing 13 bills despite persistent uproar created by opposition Congress over various issues, including certain allegations against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in connections with DDCA affairs.The 20-day session, adjourned sine die, was considerably much productive as compared to the last Monsoon session which was a virtual washout due to the ruckus caused by the opposition which had been pressing for ouster of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan over various allegations. Also Read – Punjab on alert after release of excess water from Bhakra damIn the session which concluded on Wednesday, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan preferred to carry on with the listed business even as protesting Congress members stormed the Well and shouted slogans, many times walking out of the House for the day.She twice threatened to take action against the Congress members who were disrupting the House by asking officials to note down their names.In the last session, she had suspended as many as 25 of the 44 Congress members for their unrelenting disruptions. Also Read – Union Min doubts ‘vote count’ in Bareilly, seeks probeThis session saw the rare action of the Speaker expunging her own controversial “vested interests” remarks made about Congress members on Tuesday.In her valedictory remarks, Mahajan said, “I hope this coming year brings new hope and new energy in our lives and we reflect with resolve that in the New Year we will take conscious decision while using all Parliamentary instruments to forcefully register our dissent and disagreement, if any, and will attempt to ensure less disruptions.” . In this session, the Finance Minister was in the firing line over the alleged financial bungling in the Delhi cricket body DDCA with even BJP MP Kirti Azad targetting him.Congress also created uproar and disrupted the House after a Delhi court issued summons to its leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in connection with alleged financial irregularities in National Herald case.The opposition party alleged “political vendetta” by the Modi government which maintained that it was purely a legal case and the government had nothing to do with it.The Congress also created ruckus over political developments in Arunachal Pradesh.The House passed 13 bills, including the Bureau of Indian Standards Bill, the High Court and Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Bill and the National Waterways Bill.A highlight of the session was the special sitting for the first two days to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar.Two bills aimed at creating commercial benches in select high courts and amending a law on arbitration for speedy settlement of high value business disputes were also cleared by Parliament.last_img read more

 

Watch This Eerie Japanese Robot Breathe Just Like a Human

first_img 1 min read August 4, 2016 How Success Happens Japanese engineers have unveiled an eerily human-like robot that possesses qualities so realistic, it’s creepy.“Alter,” the singing and breathing android, has taken the media by storm this week with a video of the machine making “creepily eery movements.”So you’re probably wondering: What makes this bot different than any of the other strange-looking robots we’ve seen this year?Alter has a neural network that breathes life into its muscles, allowing it to react to outside stimuli such as temperature, proximity and humidity. In other words, it can mimic human behavior patterns and it makes its own decisions such as when to move and when to sing.Humans don’t have the capability to change the bot’s levels of responsiveness — that’s up to Alter and how its sensors respond to the environment. Sounds like a recipe for disaster.If that’s not creepy enough, here’s something that may give you goosebumps: the country expects to have its own robot Olympics in just a few years.center_img Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. Listen Nowlast_img read more

 

How to create observables in RxJS Tutorial

first_imgReactive programming requires us to change the way that we think about events in an application. Reactive programming requires us to think about events as a stream of values. For example, a mouse click event can be represented as a stream of data. Every click event generates a new value in the data stream. In reactive programming, we can use the stream of data to query and manipulate the values in the stream. Observables are streams of data, and this explains why it is easy to imagine that we can represent an event such as an onClick event using an observable. However, the use cases for observables are much more diverse than that. In this article, we are going to explore how to create an observable given different types. This article is taken from the book Hands-On Functional Programming with TypeScript by Remo H. Jansen. In this book, you will discover the power of functional programming, lazy evaluation, monads, concurrency, and immutability to create succinct and expressive implementations. Creating observables from a value We can create an observable given a value using the of function. In the old versions of RxJS, the function of was a static method of the Observable class, which was available as Observable.of. This should remind us to use the of method of the Applicative type in category theory because observables take some inspiration from category theory. However, in RxJS 6.0, the of method is available as a standalone factory function: import { of } from “rxjs”;const observable = of(1);const subscription = observable.subscribe((value) => console.log(value),(error: any) => console.log(error),() => console.log(“Done!”));subscription.unsubscribe(); The preceding code snippet declares an observable with one unique value using the of function. The code snippet also showcases how we can subscribe to an observable using the subscribe method. The subscribe method takes three function arguments: Item handler: Invoked once for each item in the sequence. Error handler: Invoked if there is an error in the sequence. This argument is optional. Done handler: Invoked when there are no more items in the sequence. This argument is optional. The following diagram is known as a marble diagram and is used to represent observables in a visual manner. The arrow represents the time and the circles are values. In this case, we have only one value: As we can see, the circle also has a small vertical line in the middle. This line is used to represent the last element in an observable. In this case, the item handler in the subscription will only be invoked once. Creating observables from arrays We can create an observable given an existing array using the from function: import { from } from “rxjs”;const observable = from([10, 20, 30]);const subscription = observable.subscribe((value) => console.log(value),(error: any) => console.log(error),() => console.log(“Done!”));subscription.unsubscribe(); The preceding code snippet declares an observable with three values using the from function. The code snippet also showcases how we can subscribe once more. The following marble diagram represents the preceding example in a visual manner. The generated observable has three values (10, 20, and 30) and 30 is the last element in the observable: We can alternatively use the interval function to generate an array with a given number of elements: import { interval } from “rxjs”;const observable = interval(10);const subscription = observable.subscribe((value) => console.log(value),(error: any) => console.log(error),() => console.log(“Done!”));subscription.unsubscribe(); The preceding code snippet declares an observable with ten values using the interval function. The code snippet also showcases how we can subscribe once more. In this case, the item handler in the subscription will be invoked ten times. The following marble diagram represents the preceding example in a visual manner. The generating observable has ten values, and 9 is the last item contained by it: In this case, the item handler in the subscription will be invoked ten times. Creating observables from events It is also possible to create an observable using an event as the source of the items in the stream. We can do this using the fromEvent function: import { fromEvent } from “rxjs”;const observable = fromEvent(document, “click”);const subscription = observable.subscribe((value) => console.log(value));subscription.unsubscribe(); In this case, the item handler in the subscription will be invoked as many times as the click event takes place. Please note that the preceding example can only be executed in a web browser. To execute the preceding code in a web browser, you will need to use a module bundler, such as Webpack. Creating observables from callbacks It is also possible to create an observable that will iterate the arguments of a callback using the bindCallback function: import { bindCallback } from “rxjs”;import fetch from “node-fetch”;function getJSON(url: string, cb: (response: unknown|null) => void) {fetch(url).then(response => response.json()).then(json => cb(json)).catch(_ => cb(null));}const uri = “https://jsonplaceholder.typicode.com/todos/1”;const observableFactory = bindCallback(getJSON);const observable = observableFactory(uri);const subscription = observable.subscribe((value) => console.log(value));subscription.unsubscribe(); The preceding example uses the node-fetch module because the fetch function is not available in Node.js. You can install the node-fetch module using the following npm command: npm install node-fetch @types/node-fetch The getJSON function takes a URL and a callback as its arguments. When we pass it to the bindCallback function, a new function is returned. The new function takes a URL as its only argument and returns an observable instead of taking a callback. In Node.js, callbacks follow a well-defined pattern. The Node.js callbacks take two arguments, error and result, and don’t throw exceptions. We must use the error argument to check whether something went wrong instead of a try/catch statement. RxJS also defines a function named bindNodeCallback that allows us to work with the callbacks: import { bindNodeCallback } from “rxjs”;import * as fs from “fs”;const observableFactory = bindNodeCallback(fs.readFile);const observable = observableFactory(“./roadNames.txt”);const subscription = observable.subscribe((value) => console.log(value.toString()));subscription.unsubscribe(); The helpers, bindCallback and bindNodeCallback, have very similar behavior, but the second has been specially designed to work with Node.js callbacks. Creating observables from promises Another potential source of items for an observable sequence is a Promise. RxJS also allows us to handle this use case with the from function. We must pass a Promise instance to the from function. In the following example, we use the fetch function to send an HTTP request. The fetch function returns a promise that is passed to the from function: import { bindCallback } from “rxjs”;import fetch from “node-fetch”;const uri = “https://jsonplaceholder.typicode.com/todos/1”;const observable = from(fetch(uri)).pipe(map(x => x.json()));const subscription = observable.subscribe((value) => console.log(value.toString()));subscription.unsubscribe(); The generated observable will contain the result of the promise as its only item. Cold and hot observables The official RxJS documentation explores the differences between cold and hot observables as follows: “Cold observables start running upon subscription, that is, the observable sequence only starts pushing values to the observers when Subscribe is called. Values are also not shared among subscribers. This is different from hot observables, such as mouse move events or stock tickers, which are already producing values even before a subscription is active. When an observer subscribes to a hot observable sequence, it will get all values in the stream that are emitted after it subscribes. The hot observable sequence is shared among all subscribers, and each subscriber is pushed to the next value in the sequence.” It is important to understand these differences if we want to have control over the execution flow of our components. The key point to remember is that cold observables are lazily evaluated. In this article, we learned what observables are and how we can create them and work with them. To know more about working with observables, and other aspects of functional programming, read our book Hands-On Functional Programming with TypeScript. Read Next What makes functional programming a viable choice for artificial intelligence projects? 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Nestled in the forest, this is THE place to escape and relax. The common lounge area is cosy and organic coffee/tea is available for free in the shared kitchen. After a long hike up one of the nearby peaks, pop into their communal sauna, then later enjoy a barbecue around the open fire with some local beers from the supermarket. If you are on a budget, their dorm is very comfy, or if you want some privacy they have beautiful doubles decorated with second hand furniture. Owner Tinja is a beacon of knowledge about all things local and knows everyone so through her you will get to meet the whole local community!What would you do/which attractions would you visit in Lapland?Come here for the nature and to slow down. Go for a bike ride along Äkäslompolo lake. Towards late June/early July they have a trail of cloudberries growing around the lake. You can spend your midnight hours picking cloudberries or blueberries – this time of the year there are blueberries everywhere, even in the fields of the hostel. VisitNavettagalleria, a local art gallery where they create dolls of a sort of Finnish troll nature. All hand-crafted, very unique and enchanting. Plus they make fab doughnuts, delicious cakes and homemade blueberry juice in season. If you love hiking there are the 7 ‘fells’ or peaks around Yllas which all offer dramatic panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. You may encounter the odd reindeer or moose along the way. There’s a bike park in Ylläsjärvi and good mountain biking trails in the middle of the forest there. You can also rent Fat bikes nearby. You can also paddle with canoes or kayaks in Ylläs. Any recommendations for bars restaurants or cafes?For food visit Ravintola Rouhe, probably the nicest restaurant in the Ylläs Äkäslompolo region. They do a great range of stonebaked pizzas and traditional Finnish dishes. Perfect place for a romantic dinner or meal with friends. Nearby Pub Selva Pyy brews their own beer, does nice burgers plus hosts an excellent live music night. The Routa cafe inside the fantastic Jounin Kauppa supermarket building does good coffee, cakes and also offers a great value reindeer soup lunch. Niagara Falls, CanadaAverage temperature: 24°CWe know it might sound crazy to suggest a big-name attraction like Niagara in the summer, but stick with us. Take your holidays in June and you’ll be smack in the middle of the Canadian summer, considered the ideal time for a visit to the northern side of the falls – and you’ll be glad of the rising mercury when you’re cruising beneath 600,000 gallons of water at the famous Horseshoe Falls. If you want to break out on your own, take the ultimate riverside roadtrip along the Niagara Parkway towards Fort Erie and explore those gravity-defying gorges and tumultuous waters as you go. Find the most naturally scenic locations in Canada, with our top 10 Canadian beauty spots. Where to stay in NiagaraNot fussy about a falls view outside your window? There are plenty of lower budget B&Bs in nearby Saint Catharines and the eternally charming Niagara-on-the-Lake, still within walking distance of epic panoramas – try A Pillow and Toast for a good value stay. Best time to book flights to Canada: 30 weeks before departure, saving 9% on average flight prices from the UK to Canada. The Festival of the Sun, Cusco, PeruAverage temperature: 18°CJoin Peruvians and tourists alike at this 500-year-old celebration of all things Inca. It may be the depths of winter in Cusco, but the warm, breezy weather in June make this ancient mountain capital of Peru a delight for visitors, as do the annual festivities to pay homage to the Incan God of the Sun, or Inti Raymi. While things used to get a little cut-throat for the local llama population, there are no blood sacrifices these days but the rainbow-coloured Quechua costumes and the ritual procession all the way to the hilltop ruins at Sacsayhuamán is a sight well worth travelling for.Where to stay in CuscoStay near the main square to be within reach of the main cocktail bars, restaurants and salsa clubs in Cusco. Budget travellers should head for the excellent Ecopackers Hostels which can be as cheap as £10 a night but has a pretty courtyard for sunlounging, with table tennis and a pool room for socialising. At the other end of the scale is Casa Cartagena Boutique Hotel & Spa; while the £400+ room tariff puts it firmly in the ‘luxury treat’ bracket, you might think it’s worth it when you’ve seen the elegant free-standing tubs in the ensuite or indulged in a fragrant spa treatment or two.Best time to book flights to Peru: 24 weeks before departure, saving 8% on average flight prices from the UK to Peru. Here’s a full calendar of travel inspirationHere are a few more tips and suggestions for you:Skyscanner reveals our travel trends for 2017Here at Skyscanner we’ve been pouring over the mountains of data so we can help you find the top 7 trending destinations for 2017.12 of the cheapest places to go on holidayWhether you’re looking for a quick sun fix, or you want to explore somewhere a tad more exotic than your usual beach hut in Brighton (a perfectly respectable alternative) we’ve scoured the globe for the cheapest holiday choices for 2016.Best summer destinations for familiesWe give you ten family holiday ideas which should keep everyone happy; from the affordable to the all-taken-care-of.Top summer holiday locations for BritsThough Spain remains the Brits’ favourite place to spend their summer holidays, many ‘off the beaten track’ locales have been seeing a rise in popularity in recent years.Weather data provided by Weather2Travel.*Published September 2016. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability.*Skyscanner looked at 250 million exits on flights over a three-year period to make the data as robust and accurate as possible. Our overall results should be considered as a guide for travellers. While Skyscanner has identified the average flight prices and best time to book, there will never be one date where it can guarantee that flight prices will be at their cheapest. However, there are clear trends we can see that are useful to show travellers.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Ningaloo Reef, Western AustraliaAverage temperature: 24°CUnlike Melbourne and the South, which sees a lot of rain during Australia’s winter, this northwesterly marine park is the perfect June holiday destination, complete with nice, dry weather and underwater coral gardens to rival the better-known Great Barrier Reef. Scuba dive here, and you’ll be in good company, from whopping great whale sharks to the enigmatic dugong, or sea cow. But if all you want to do is relax, Ningaloo has those kinds of beaches as well – start your R&R at Bundegi Beach, north of Exmouth town, or see a shipwreck (the SS Mildura, to be precise) up close without even getting wet, at Lighthouse Bay.Where to stay in NingalooExmouth is the main centre for accommodation near Ningaloo Reef, with the Ningaloo Lodge Exmouth an affordable option. Otherwise, look along the nearby shores for everything from swish resorts to budget backpacker joints like the sociable Ningaloo Club hostel at Coral Bay.Best time to book flights to Learmonth: 3 weeks before departure, saving 37% on average flight prices from the UK to Learmonth. Midsummer Festival, SwedenAverage temperature: 20°CNot just a mere date to the Swedes, Midsummer is when the whole country celebrates the (extremely) long days of summer. It usually falls around 19–25 of June, so be there in time for a Midsummer’s Eve party in the countryside – or any outdoor space in fact. There are celebrations organised at the open-air Skansen Museum in Stockholm, but the best local shindigs happen out West, in more rural spots like Tjorn Island (roughly 90 minutes from Gothenburg). Expect maypole dancing, ‘firewater’ shots, flower garlands and feasts that last from afternoon ‘til evening. Food to try? Pickled herring, of course. How do other countries around the world celebrate Midsummer? Well, a bit like this. Where to stay in SwedenIt depends where you choose to spend your Midsommar of course, but if you are going local, try somewhere like Lekanders near Tyfta (on Tjorn), which is actually a working berry farm as well as being a homey and reasonably-priced B&B (rooms from £70). At the very southern tip of Tjorn, it’s hard to beat Salt & Sill for the cool factor, being a floating ‘boatel’ decked out in oh-so-Scandinavian furnishings and with a tavern/restaurant and ‘sauna boat’ next door (rooms from £100 a night).Best time to book flights to Sweden: 9 weeks before departure, saving 25% on average flight prices from the UK to Sweden. Image: Jess Pac, CC BY 2.0.NEXT: Best events in JuneParty hard this summer, as we bring you the top international events and festivals to hit on your holidays in June.Ibiza opening parties, SpainAverage temperature: 26°COK, so some Ibiza opening parties are scheduled for the last weekend in May, but all you need to do is book a few days earlier for your June holidays and you can be there for the event of the season. Catch the headline opening of Space Ibiza (keep checking the website for the latest dates), which has featured celebrity DJs like Darius Syrossian, Technasia and acts like Groove Armada in past years, or check out Amnesia, home of those legendary Thursday nights known as Cream Ibiza. And there’s good news if you’re more of a rocker than a raver: the Ibiza Rocks festival in San Antonio is always a hit, and with the venue also a hotel, you won’t need to stumble too far to get to your bed. Want more on how to party in Ibiza? Let us guide you through the best club nights around, with our Ibiza top party venues. Where to stay in IbizaDon’t fancy sleeping off your hangover in the same place you earned it? Get away from the melee (and the hiked-up summer prices) and see the more peaceful side of Ibiza for a few nights in the northern town of Portinatx, around a 40 minute drive from San Antonio. There are several well-priced apartments and hotels here, including the S’Arenal Apartments which has simple ensuite rooms, some with balconies, from £77 a night.Best time to book flights to Ibiza: 9 weeks before departure, saving 6% on average flight prices from the UK to Ibiza.center_img Cork, Republic of IrelandAverage temperature: 17°CThe southern coast of Ireland twinkles even more warmly in the summer, and down in County Cork, picnics in Fitzgerald Park or a stroll along Inchydoney Beach become an absolute treat once more. Arrive in time for the Cork Midsummer Festival (see the website for next year’s dates) along the banks of the River Lee in Cork City and experience oddball theatre, live music and performances where you least expect them in this wonderfully leftfield celebration. A more low-key affair, the Shandon Street Festival keeps you in delicious hot snacks and local ice cream as you wander lanes filled with Irish jigs, circus acts and try-it-yourself tango dancing. Fancy exploring some of Ireland’s secret spots? Check out our guide to 10 islands off the coast of Ireland that you’ve probably never heard of. Where to stay in CorkThere are plenty of modern, flashy hotels in Cork, but try a locally-run B&B or guesthouse for a warm welcome and if you’re lucky, home-cooked Irish breakfasts. The turn-of-the-century-built Gabriel House Guesthouse is ten minutes walk from the centre of Cork but far enough to be outside of the hubbub, plus boasts a first-rate view of the harbour and city. And yes, the breakfasts are huge. Best time to book flights to Cork: 26 weeks before departure, saving 24% on average flight prices from the UK to Cork. Got any favourite hot places in June that you’d like to share? Leave us a comment at the bottom of the page and we’ll create an alternative list of all your recommendations.Best city breaks in JuneSee these fascinating cities around the world at their best this summer…Seville, SpainAverage temperature: 31°CCelebrate the beginning of summer and enjoy idyllic holidays in June in this spirited Andalucian town – breathing a sigh of relief that neither the seriously sticky temperatures nor the peak-season crowds have arrived yet. After the festival period of March to May (including the religious spectacle of Semana Santa, which also makes Seville a great place to visit in March) accommodation prices take a welcome drop, meaning you might just bag yourself a bargain. Packed with both grand Moorish and Catholic relics and a lively after-dark ambience, Seville’s charismatic blend of the ancient and the modern is perfect for long sightseeing days in the sunshine and even longer nights by the bar. Try a glass of Rioja and some generous plates of tapas at El Rinconcillo, just off Plaza Ponce de León. Want more tips on the best tapas in Seville? Check out our foodie guide for those on a budget. Where to stay in SevilleSave your soles and bed down for a few nights somewhere central, like Hotel Rey Alfonso X, just steps away from main attractions like Seville Cathedral and the Alcazar. If the Spanish sun’s got you craving a hotel with a pool, try Vértice Sevilla in the business district. It’s more functional than fancy, but there’s also a gym, saunas and library for £47* a night, so it’s a bit of a steal.Best time to book flights to Seville: 21 weeks before departure, saving 20% on average flight prices from the UK to Seville. Gozo, MaltaAverage temperature: 26°CEnjoy the start of the hot weather in Gozo before the schools break up with a trip to this glorious Mediterranean isle in June. It may be second to its big sister Malta in size, but Gozo claims more than equal shares of rugged, untampered beauty around its diminutive shores. Whether you want to laze in paradise (San Blas Bay), scramble over rock formations (the Azure Window) or swim in a sapphire blue lagoon (the Inland Sea), Gozo presents them all. You’ll have to fly to Luqa in Malta and then catch a ferry across to Gozo, but this is easy to arrange and costs pennies: €1.15 for children, €4.65 for adults, but check Gozo Channel’s website for more information.Where to stay in GozoStay at the Calypso Hotel and you can literally step out and sink your toes into the sands of Marsalforn Bay after breakfast. Looking for a peaceful hideaway? Cornucopia Hotel is tucked further inland, a beautiful flower-clad building and courtyard with three outdoor pools to make up for the sea being all of 5km away.Best time to book flights to Luqa: 7 weeks before departure, saving 10% on average flight prices from the UK to Luqa. Best beach holidays in JuneStart dreaming of sand and surf with our look at where’s hot in June.San Juan, Puerto RicoAverage temperature: 30°CPuerto Rico gives you the best of Caribbean beaches – all crystalline shallows and snow-white sands – but with the added bonus of a handy city base, San Juan. As June is bang in the middle of the Caribbean’s low season, you shouldn’t have trouble finding a deal. So forget Miami, the trendy Condado neighbourhood is where to strut your stuff on the sand, and chill at dusk with a cocktail at Oceano. Fans of the alternative should dig out the seaglass collection on Playa Bajamar in Old San Juan (watch out for strong tides here) or try nearby Balneario El Escambron, a small, palm-shaded stretch of sand that’s the perfect, camera-happy distance from the historic San Juan forts.Where to stay in San JuanCondado has a range of hip hotels to match its cocktail-drinking crowd. 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