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The growth of Africa’s digital market place is likel better than the mature markets of the developed world, making Africa desirable to companies looking to grow. (Image credit: Tim Reckman) Sulaiman PhilipThe future is here. It has taken 20 years for the active internet population to reach 2.9 billion; the next billion users will connect within a decade. For 40% of the world’s population, the web is at the heart of all commercial interactions.Understanding how people connect to their world helps business leaders and policy makers allocate resources and decide strategy. But the world – more so online – does not have one homogenous identity. Mastercard, along with the Fletcher School at Tufts, has been researching the growth of the digital economy since 2008. The Digital Evolution Index tracked the digital footprint of 50 countries and analysed the key drivers of and barriers to the countries’ evolution to a digital economy:– Demand (consumer demographics, income and internet access)– Supply (technology and infrastructure)– Institutional environment (governmental policy)– Innovation (environment for creating start-ups and the overall competitive landscape)South Africa ranked 33rd in the list of 50, the highest African country and second only to China in the Brics group of trade partners. Factors in South Africa’s favour, as identified in the index, included an 86% cellphone market saturation and the most developed telecommunications network in Africa, which is almost 100% digital. In terms of government regulations, plans to give broadband access to all citizens within the next five years helped to push the country’s score in the Break Out category higher. South Africa was also the fourth fastest growing digital economy behind China, Malaysia and Thailand.Ted Iacobuzio, the vice-president of global insights at Mastercard, explained that Africa’s greatest strength was that it had not followed the same path to a digital economy as other more established economies. “What is significant is that all four of the African countries measured (South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and Egypt) share a common trait of moving at a high rate of speed towards digital evolution, demonstrating huge growth potential for e-commerce.”All the measured African countries – the other three are holding up the table – scored very low in comparison but they all have one thing in common – room for growth. Over the next 10 years there will be a billion new internet users, the majority of whom will be African. Africa, Iacobuzio explained, represented potential to businesses.Africa’s internet penetration stood at 16 percent (167 million people) in 2013, and is forecast to reach 50 percent (600 million people) by 2025, indicating that the online consumer market will quadruple over this time. The speed of digital growth in Africa points to the continent evolving a huge online market. Where established online users started off using the web to send mail and surf (maturing along with the digital space), users in the developing world are already e-consumers. They are used to interacting and transacting on their mobile devices; buying and selling goods online is the next logical step for this market.But what does this mean for businesses?Art Peck is the incoming chief executive of Gap Inc. The biggest challenge he will face is dealing with the collision of the digital experience with the shopping experience in one of the company’s 3 076 stores. He does not see the future as the death of bricks and mortar stores, but agrees that technology has redefined the whole customer experience. Technology, he explained to Buzzfeed News, “is really going to be the expression of the brand that most people engage with most significantly. How do you bring everything this device can bring into a store?”Understanding how his customers use the digital world is the biggest challenge facing Peck and other business leaders. It has changed the power dynamic in retail. “Visits to good malls are not down, but the number of store visits inside a mall are down, which says to me that people are planning their store visits as a function of their engagement with the brand.”Even in a mature economy like the US, businesses are still trying to figure out how to use the online space to sell. Peck understands that for consumers, the online experience is more democratic than visiting a store. Technology elevates the shopping experience; it’s the difference between visiting an outlet store and browsing the racks at a flagship big city store.Gap is a global brand and it is possible to dress in one of its labels from birth through to maturity. For a company like this, the Digital Evolution Index allows it to plan and devise ways to sell more to those customers by tailoring digital strategies to fit the digital footprint of each market.Not so long ago retailers measured traffic in terms of feet through the door. Things are changing, quickly. “The numbers are going in a way where, very quickly, the majority of traffic will be digital as opposed to people walking into our stores.”Companies will still struggle to understand the aspirations of a global audience but studies like the Digital Evolution Index does give them the ability to finesse the tools needed to speak directly to the audience.
The Lakers want Thomas to mentor their young players, and they’re giving him rest and recovery time when he needs — mindful that he wants to go into this summer as healthy as possible.“I think he’s been judged pretty harshly with the fact that he missed that much time,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “He’s playing good for us. I think with the more time he has just playing basketball, the better he’ll get as far as getting back to doing the things he was doing in Boston last season.”Walton speaks highly of Thomas, which suggests that the Lakers could be that one team Thomas is looking for.Games like Thursday certainly won’t hurt his cause. He came into the night averaging 14.3 points in 26 minutes on 37 percent shooting. Against the Heat, he shot 11 for 20, 6 for 11 from 3-point range.“If they give me a bigger opportunity, I’m capable of bringing more to the table,” Thomas said. “Until then I’m doing what I can. I’m getting as healthy as I possibly can. Every day I’m feeling a lot better. I’m just grinding it out and just trying to be ready for any opportunities that come my way.”ADVERTISEMENT Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Thomas went through pain of the emotional and physical kind with the Celtics a year ago, after his sister died in a car crash just before the start of Boston’s postseason run. About three weeks later, on the day Chyna Thomas would have turned 23, her brother — a day removed from oral surgery — scored 53 points to lead the Celtics past Washington.Not long after that, the Celtics shut the 5-foot-9 guard down because of the right hip problem.“Him being a competitor and a warrior, he made his injury even worse instead of putting his stock up there and saying ’I’m done, let me get ready for the next season so I can get a max deal,’” said Miami guard Dwyane Wade, a Thomas teammate in Cleveland this season. “He kept trying to fight and fight and fight for the city that he was playing for. So it’s a tough situation.“One thing I know about him, you don’t become a household name at 5-foot-whatever-he-is without having grit, without having toughness and without knowing you can overcome anything.”That’s the belief Thomas still has these days.He doesn’t think he can merely return to the level he was at last year. He thinks he can get even better. The challenge will be making someone else believe that this summer.“It’s ‘what have you done for me lately.’ That’s the league we’re in and I understand that,” Thomas said. “But if I’m given the same opportunity I was given in Boston, I would do the same thing. And that’s just what it is. My resume speaks for itself. What I can do on the basketball floor speaks for itself. I can’t do nothing but control what I can control, and that’s taking advantage of any opportunity I’m given and playing my heart out.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Nothing is certain now.He’s gone from a star in Boston to being cast aside in Cleveland and now finds himself as a backup with the Los Angeles Lakers, still trying to get healthy after hip surgery. If that wasn’t enough, there’s the added strain that what he does over these next few high-stakes weeks will go a long way in determining what he’ll earn and where he’ll play over the next few years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“All you need is one team to love you,” Thomas said Thursday. “It’s like the draft all over again. You just need one team.”He averaged just under 29 points per game last season. And until Thursday night, when he led the Lakers to a 131-113 win in Miami over the Heat, he hadn’t scored more than 24 in any game this season. He couldn’t get on the floor until January while recovering from the hip surgery and lasted only 15 games with the Cavaliers before getting traded to the Lakers in early February. Thomas was the main piece that Cleveland got from Boston in the deal that sent Kyrie Irving to the Celtics, and his on-court Cavs tenure lasted roughly one month. Read Next FILE – In this Feb. 10, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Isaiah Thomas (7) gestures during an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas. The way Isaiah Thomas sees it, what awaits in free agency this summer is like what he faced when he was the last pick in the NBA Draft. “I only need one team to love me,” Thomas said Thursday, candidly opening up about his health, his past, his present and his future while he deals with a season that absolutely has not gone the way he envisioned. (AP Photo/ Richard W. Rodriguez, File)MIAMI — Isaiah Thomas still feels like there’s time.He’s four months away from free agency, the wheeling-and-dealing period when — the way things were looking a year ago — he would be signing a contract worth well over $100 million, ensuring himself a level of wealth that would be well beyond what the player picked last in the 2011 NBA draft should have reasonably expected.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Lakers shred Heat defense, stay hot with easy win Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments
Researchers have found that students who feel a greater sense of belonging with their peers, family and school community are less likely to become bullies. The findings suggest that parents and teachers should consider ways to create a supportive and accepting environment both at home and at school. “What we have found is that students’ perceptions of how supportive their school environment is has the power to alter bullying behaviour. This means that even acts of simple compassion and efforts to create an accepting and supportive space for students can help prevent bullying in schools,” said Chad Rose, Associate Professor at the University of Missouri. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainFor the study, researchers analysed survey responses from more than 900 middle school students from rural schools throughout the US. The survey addressed their sense of belonging as well as bullying behaviour. The results indicate that the more a student feels like they belong among their peers and family, the more likely they will feel like they belong at school. In addition, the more they feel like they belong within their school community, the less likely they were to report bullying behaviour. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardThis indicates that parents might be able to play a proactive role in increasing their child’s sense of belonging at school by focusing on improving family belongingness. “If you have children with varying interests, it might be beneficial to suggest the whole family get together to attend each other’s events and activities, even if it does not please the whole crowd every time,” said Christopher Slaten, Associate Professor at the University of Missouri. The study suggests that one of the ways parents can increase a child’s sense of family belonging is to organise activities that cater to every child’s interests.
LeBron James might remain the best player in the NBA. He might remain the most valuable. He might even remain a player around whom a team can build a perennial Finals contender. But the question right now is, “Can LeBron remain this good for the rest of the season?” Because this LeBron is very close to as good as we’ve ever seen, in ways we’ve never seen before.Just so everyone’s clear at the top: James is not the sun-eater he was in 2012-13, with the third and greatest of his Miami Heat teams. He may not be quite as incontestable as he was at the end of his first tenure in Cleveland, when he won back-to-back MVPs and dragged meager rosters on long and doomed and occasionally brilliant playoff runs.But James is posting career highs in true shooting percentage (66.4), 3-point percentage (41.6), assist percentage (42.9) and block percentage (2.6). His free throw percentage (77.3) is the second-highest of his career. He’s shooting 80.7 percent within 3 feet of the basket and going to the rim about as often as he ever has. He has created more shots for teammates than anyone but Russell Westbrook, according to data from Second Spectrum, and he’s done it while playing 37 minutes per night — a heavy load for a player in his 15th season (who has also logged more than 200 playoff games).The easy answer to the obvious question — How? — is that his jumper is falling. According to data from Second Spectrum, James is shooting an effective field goal percentage of 58.8 on step-back shots and 63 on pull-up jumpers — his two most common shot types after brute-force drives. Those dwarf his normal rate of makes on those shots over the last three seasons.The large and sensible parts of the brain say this is unsustainable. That it’s fun to watch James play-act past glories while understanding that the underlying foundations have shifted, moved on — that James’s MVP-level start is a mirage of risky habits and clustered luck. The smaller, more rascally regions wonder: What if this is how LeBron goes late-Jordan?James is one of the most amorphous stars I’ve ever watched from season to season. In various offseasons over the past decade, he’s picked up a post game, lost and recovered his 3-point stroke, added sneaky perimeter dribble feints and pivots, and refined the drive-and-kick game to its most basic and brutally effective elements. Who’s to say he hasn’t gone out and added the step-back midrange game that Michael made art and Kobe made genre fiction?I mean, just look at this:I’ve been watching LeBron for a lot of years, and I don’t remember him looking so fluid on those shots, so smooth through the hips and shoulders. That shot has always been available to him, it’s just always looked more calculated than natural — a computer making an arcane chess move more than a master moving in on the hunt. Now, it looks more graceful, a little tighter in the footwork. They aren’t suddenly perfect shots — there’s still the occasional (and occasionally more than occasional) wild launch from 35 feet or with a foot on or just inside the line, but they look better in aggregate. Maybe it’s easier to see it like that because it’s going in; that’s one danger of applying the eye test.But it also makes sense given how well James has shot both from distance and point-blank. There’s simply more room to maneuver in the midrange if defenses must treat him as a 40-percent 3-point shooter and an 80-percent finisher at the rim — while also playing the lanes because he’s passing more than ever. That’s going to remain true for as long as James is canning 3s like this and remains unstoppable at the rim. The jumper can come and go, but it has been relatively steady since it went missing in 2015-16. The drives are more reliable.The Cavs score 125 points per 100 possessions when James drives and finishes himself, passes to a teammate for a shot or is fouled (or he makes a turnover), and 118 points per 100 possessions on scoring chances that come from multiple passes after a James drive, according to Second Spectrum. Both rank first among players with at least 100 drives this season, and both are unlikely to change as long as James remains unstoppable, crashing into defenders and creating space where the defender had previously been standing.One caveat: This isn’t the indomitable James. The onslaught is not exactly unrelenting. The pitch is not fevered. James is finding more success driving to the rim, but he’s also drawing fouls at a career-worst rate — his .294 rate of free throws per field goal attempt is down considerably from his career average .418 — and his turnovers are a hair under his career worst (from last season). These may be clues that James’s underlying skills have tailed off and his results will soon follow. Or they may be evidence that LeBron isn’t actually trying yet.His defensive numbers confirm that he hasn’t returned to his peak. The Cleveland defense has been nearly 11 points better per 100 possessions when he sits, and ESPN’s defensive Real Plus-Minus has him in the negatives, below James Harden and Kyle Lowry. RPM is famously skewed toward defensive-minded big men, but James has historically performed much better in the stat. So, no, James isn’t the clamp-down bear trap he was in his Heat years. But he’s in the top 40 for shots defended (a good sign he’s not getting blown out of plays) and opponents are shooting just a 46.6 effective field goal percentage against him (a very good number). While he’s giving up “good” shots (expected value 52.8 eFG percentage, adjusting for who’s shooting, which is one of the worst figures in the league), he’s depressing value on those shots by 6.2 eFG percentage points, sandwiching him between standout defenders like Kevin Durant and Paul Millsap once he’s actually engaged in the play.We expect more from James because we’ve seen more from him. We’ve seen him slip from the best player in history to merely the best at this moment, and so his deficiencies call out in a way other players’ do not. Maybe he’s playing catch-up defense these days, or not drawing fouls the way he used to, or not willing Jae Crowder into making his wide-damn-open 3s. But 15 seasons into his career, he’s still getting better, and so far this season, the pieces he’s added have more than made up for the ones that have fallen away.Check out our latest NBA predictions.
MIAMI (WSVN) – A woman linked to the disappearance of a 4-year-old boy from Jupiter faced a judge, Monday.Blanca Castro, 57, will remain behind bars in Miami-Dade as she waits for her transfer to Palm Beach County.Her transfer will take place in about three weeks.Castro has been charged with kidnapping.A massive search started on Thursday for Dominic Caprio after he was taken from his home in Jupiter.Dominic was reunited with is mother the next day.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Little Big Town On Paying Tribute to Elton John Kesha On Growing Up Listening To Elton John News Facebook 5 Charities Elton John Supports Email All-Stars Pay Tribute To Elton John NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Apr 10, 2018 – 9:38 am All-Stars Pay Tribute To Elton John Tune in to CBS on April 10 to catch “Elton John: I’m Still Standing — A GRAMMY Salute” featuring an all-star tribute plus special performance of a medley of hits from John himselfNate HertweckGRAMMYs Mar 13, 2018 – 7:00 am How do you celebrate a career as illustrious as that of the great Elton John? With a star-studded concert, of course. “Elton John: I’m Still Standing — A GRAMMY Salute” will air April 10 on CBS and features performances by some of music’s biggest names, including Alessia Cara, Miley Cyrus, Kesha, Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert, John Legend, Little Big Town, Chris Martin, Shawn Mendes, Maren Morris, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, and SZA. 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Additionally, there will be special appearances by Jon Batiste, Neil Patrick Harris, Christopher Jackson, Anna Kendrick, Gayle King, Lucy Liu, Valerie Simpson, and Hailee Steinfeld.The festivities will culminate with a medley of hits performed by John himself, culminating with the event’s title song, “I’m Still Standing” from John’s 1983 album, Too Low For Zero.Here is the full list of performances:”The Bitch Is Back” — Miley Cyrus”Candle In The Wind” — Ed Sheeran”Daniel” — Sam Smith”I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues” — Alessia Cara”Your Song” — Lady Gaga”Rocket Man” — Little Big Town”Border Song” — Christopher Jackson & Valerie Simpson”Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” — SZA & Shawn Mendes”Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters” — Maren Morris”We All Fall In Love Sometimes” — Chris Martin”My Father’s Gun” — Miranda Lambert”Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” — Kesha”Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” — John Legend”Bennie And The Jets” — Elton John”Philadelphia Freedom” — Elton John”I’m Still Standing” — Elton John & Ensemble”Elton John: I’m Still Standing–A GRAMMY Salute,” continues the tradition of previous Emmy-winning TV specials presented by CBS, the Recording Academy, and AEG Ehrlich Ventures, including “Sinatra 100 — An All-Star GRAMMY Concert,” “Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life — An All-Star GRAMMY Salute,” “The Beatles: The Night That Changed America — A GRAMMY Salute” and “Stayin’ Alive: A GRAMMY Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees.” Miranda Lambert’s Crazy Connection To Elton John Elton John Talks GRAMMY Special, Tribute Albums The Lyrical Longevity Of Elton John, “Border Song” Elton John To Be Honored At GRAMMY Salute Concert The Lyrical Longevity Of Elton John, “Border Song” Ed SheeranPhoto: Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images Shawn Mendes On Covering Elton John With SZA Little Big Town On Paying Tribute to Elton John 5 Charities Elton John Supports How Did Elton John Help Ed Sheeran? 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Avengers: Endgame posterTwitterAvengers: Endgame movie will release worldwide on April 26. Ahead of its worldwide release, the movie was released in China and fans were left in shock to see that there was no mid-credit or post-credit scenes in the feature. However, there was something else and here we are going to discuss that for all of you.Major spoiler for Avengers: Endgame:The mid-credit and post-credit sequences have become a tradition in Marvel movies. Usually, viewers leave the theaters whenever the end credits start to roll but not the Marvel fans. When an MCU movie ends, fans stick to their seats to enjoy the mid-credit and post-credit sequences. Almost all the times, these mid-credit and post-credit sequences reveal what to expect from the next feature film.For example, in the 2018 release Avengers: Infinity War’s post-credit sequence, we saw Nick Fury sending an SOS to Captain Marvel. This gave us something to look forward to in the following months. Whereas, the mid-credit sequence of Captain Marvel showed Carol Danvers coming back to planet Earth to join the Avengers in their fight against Mad Titan Thanos.But Marvel fans will be disappointed after learning that there are no mid-credit or post-credit sequence in Avengers: Endgame movie. Tom Holland on the poster of Avengers: EndgameInstagramAs we all know, Avengers: Endgame is finally bringing closure to the ongoing Marvel’s phase 3. There were reports that Spider-Man: Far From Home will actually be the end of Phase 3 so fans will be hoping to see something in the end.To the fans’ surprise, when the Avengers: Endgame will release this weekend, they will find an audio stinger at the end, when the Marvel logo appears. The metal hitting metal sounds may suggest that it is Tony Stark who is actually forging his first Iron Man armor — the one he made in the very first Iron Man movie. As of now, that metal hitting metal sound is open to interpretation and fans can even come up with their own theories about it.As of now, we can simply wait for Kevin Feige or other Marvel head to spill the beans about the Avengers: Endgame post-credit scenes. Avengers: Endgame movie has already broken several box-office records in India and China. Movie experts are predicting that it will earn $1 billion within the first week only.
Ram Gopal Varma and P ChidambaramCollage of photos taken from Twitter and FacebookP Chidambaram’s followers trolled Ram Gopal Varma after the filmmaker made a comment on the arrest of the former union finance minister. The netizens said that the move was nothing but the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) vindictive politics.Chidambaram was arrested in connection with the INX Media case by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) from his Jor Bagh residence in New Delhi on Wednesday. The move comes after the Delhi High Court rejected his anticipatory bail plea. He moved the Supreme Court seeking interim protection and his plea will now be taken up on Thursday.Ram Gopal Varma, who often talks about current affairs on social media, took to Twitter on Thursday to talk about Chidambaram’s arrest. The controversial director opined that the arrest was the real demonstration of democracy and Narendra Modi has proved it again that none is above the law.Twelve hours after his arrest, Ram Gopal Varma tweeted: “Chidambaram Arrest is a true demonstration of democracy ..What can be a bigger irony, that he’s in custody at CBI headquarters which he himself inaugurated when he was Home Minister ..MODI’s INDIA is again and again proving that NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW.”Many Twitter users responded to Ram Gopal Varma’s tweet. They said that the BJP is engaged in vindictive politics and using the ED and CBI to target opposition leaders. The leaders, who are willing to join the BJP, are washed off their sins and made free from legal actions. But if anyone declines to join the party, he is subjected to harassment.They also said that Chidambaram was not willing to join the BJP. Hence, he had to face arrest. The irony is that his name is not mentioned in the FIR, yet the CBI has taken him into the custody. It is a clear indication of the BJP’s vindictive politics, they said. Here are some of the replies to Ram Gopal Varma’s tweet.Adarsh Devaraj @adarshdevaraj Sreenivasulu @75b45fc5ee58434 Close You are missing another irony, only.. non BJP are not above the Law!! ️eing️ptimistic @MaruthiChikka Kishore @Krish143Hyd Dravidian Warrior @DravidianWarri1 Aaditya Verma @vaaditya60 If chidambaram gaaru joined in bjp then he would be above the law like srujana chowdary,cm Ramesh and so on…. Rafiq Hussain @rafiq_nmd Wow hypocrisy. Not named in chargesheet then also “kingpin”. CBI officers jumping over walls like monkeys as if he is a threat to national security. He has been accused of an economic offence. Yes, agree with you. NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW (except BJP leaders). Not applicable to the People who are in favour of BJP n this applicable to all the parties not only bjp Then….. why don’t ruling government is not arresting tdp leaders joined in BJP….. with some of the cases…. Mr RGV do u know what’s , those who joined BJP law will not pertain them, like cm ramesh ,Susana choudhury, IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:03/0:46Loaded: 0%0:03Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:43?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … imran khan @imran_khan404 Boss why only those in the ‘opposition’ are the targets? And those who are willing to move to BJP gets absolved of their sins? Nyay should not be biased, then we can say Modis India has become good! MLAs who was bought over through #operationkamala are buying 10+ crore Rolls Royce car without any fear! Rest of them get plum ministerial berth! Rest offered money for not getting berth! All this seems to be fine with you? Or are you getting paid for this tweet? Vinutha @BujjiVinutha కళ్యాన్ రామ్ నిడిగంటి @Jskalyan7 Absolutely correct with the exception of @narendramodi_in and his party leaders. If anyone wants to escape from the law just join @BJP4India. It has proven again and again Chidambaram should have joined bjp.. he could have got clean chit INX media case: Chidambaram missing, CBI pastes notice on his gate
ZIraqi protesters burn tires and block the road at the entrance to the city of Basra, Iraq on 12 July 2018. Photo: Reuters Iraq police fire in air as protesters try to storm govt buildingIraqi police fired in the air as hundreds of protesters tried to storm the main provincial government building in Basra on Sunday, wounding four people in the seventh day of unrest that has swept southern cities over poor services, police sources said.”Some of the protesters tried to storm the building. We prevented them by using water cannons and tear gas,” said one of the police sources.
Share 00:00 /01:04 You may have started your day a bit earlier anticipating driving through some rain or flooded areas, but instead you were met with a damp driveway.Francisco Sanchez is with emergency operations for Harris County.He said only a portion of East Houston got several inches of rain.“We’ve seen three inches of rain overnight in portions of east of Harris County,” Sanchez says. “So we certainly have been spared the worst part of tropical storm Cindy.”We were spared this time, but Mayor Sylvester Turner says that may not always be the case.“I don’t care how many time you go through it,” Turner says. “I don’t care how many. Every weather storm situation is different. Each one has its own personality.”Judge Ed Emmett says the county is just as prepared as homeowners should be.“Prepare as if a hurricane is going to hit us,” Emmett says. “We have a full-time professional staff at our Office of Homeland security and Emergency Management. So if people ask if we’re prepared? Yes, we’re prepared.”The mayor advises having an evacuation route, keeping flashlights on hand, and paying attention to weather reports in case the next storm that comes through is the big one. Listen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:
On 1st October, Neo4j was rewarded with an $80 million Series E to bring their products to a wider market. This could possibly be the companies last private fundraise. In 2016, the company got a $36 million Series D investment. Neo4j has been successful with around 200 enterprise customers to their credit including Walmart, UBS, IBM and NASA with customers from 20 of the top 25 banks and 7 of the top 10 retailers. The round for series E was led by One Peak Partners and Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital with participation from existing investors Creandum, Eight Roads and Greenbridge Partners. As reported in Techcrunch, this is what he has to say: “If your mental framework is around building a great company, you’re going to have all kinds of options along the way. So that’s what I’m completely focused on,” Eifrem explained. This year, the company was focussed on expanding into artificial intelligence. Since Graph databases help companies understand connections in large datasets and AI involves large amounts of data to drive the learning models, both of them used hand-in-hand will benefit the organization. Eifrem has expressed intentions to use the money to expand the company internationally. He also plans to provide localized service in terms of language and culture wherever their customers happen to be. This news seems to have gone down well with Neo4j users: Source: y combinator Head over to Techcrunch to know more about this news. Read Next Why Neo4j is the most popular graph database Neo4j 3.4 aims to make connected data even more accessible From Graph Database to Graph Company: Neo4j’s Native Graph Platform addresses evolving needs of customers