In the letter to new chancellor Sajid Javid, bosses from major retailers including more than 50 supermarkets, food to go, fashion, homeware, and department store retailers, call on the Government to put business rates, which taxes companies based on the buildings they occupy, at heart of the promised new economic package.Retail remains the largest private sector employer in the UK, employing approximately three million people. The industry accounts for 5 percent of the UK economy, yet the signatories state that they are ”burdened" with 10 percent of all business taxes, and 25 percent of business rates.
Xiaomi is back with its Mi Super Sale in India. The sale has already begun, and will end on August 18. The sale is offering up to Rs. 8,000 off on many smartphones, and up to additional Rs. 2,000 off with Mi Exchange on select smartphones. The additional exchange discount offer is applicable on Xiaomi Mi A2, Redmi Y3, and Poco F1. Phones like Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 7S, Redmi 7, Redmi 7A, Redmi 6, Redmi 6 Pro, and more are listed with discount and offers on the Mi.com website.The Redmi Note 7S and Redmi Note 7 Pro are listed with offers on the site. The Redmi Note 7S is currently priced at Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB 32GB variant, and goes up to Rs. 11,999 for the 4GB 64GB model. This means that the Redmi Note 7S is listed with a price cut of Rs. 1,000. Other offers include 5 percent cashback with HDFC debit cards, no cost EMI options, Mi Exchange option, and up to 1120GB data and unlimited calling for Airtel customers.
Your browser does not support the audio element.Infections implicated by superbugs have killed more people in India than anywhere else in the world, with a mortality rate of 13 percent screamed a headline in a leading national daily last year. India is at the very epicentre of superbug related morbidity and mortality, yet it rarely gets discussed by the polity of this country. It is rare, if not impossible, to find any articles or strong opinions expressed by senior leaders in our country.
BT s share price has fallen deep into the red in London this Wednesday, having given up 2.01 percent to 168.62p as of 14:40 BST. The stock is underperforming the broader market selloff which has seen the benchmark FTSE 100 index give up 1.31 percent to 7,155.93 points so far today. The telco s shares have given up just under a quarter of their value over the past year, as compared with about a six percent drop in the Footsie.BT to scrap US listing
"The AU Commission, through the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), is reinforcing its support to the Ebola response in the DRC and other parts of Africa, following the declaration of the outbreak as a public health emergency of international concern," the AU said in its monthly bulletin issued on Wednesday.According to the 55 member pan African bloc, a total of 1,782 deaths were reported due to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in DRC as of July 27, in which the overall Ebola fatality ratio has reached 67 percent.
The date has been observed on August 13 each year since 1976, when it was founded by Dean R. Campbell, founder of the Lefthanders International, Inc. The Left Handers Day Club "declared" it official in 1997. Stock image: Left handed people make up between 10 to 12 percent of the world's population according to several studies. The day itself is used for left handers to be loud and proud about their uniqueness, as opposed to the past when some lefties were viewed with suspicion. According to NBC News Channel 4, in September 2015 a four year old boy was sent home from school with a letter saying "how left handedness is often associated with evil and the devil." His teacher had also written to his mother that being left handed was "unlucky."
;Leisure air arrivals were down 5 percent through June 2019 when compared to the same period a year ago, but air visitor spending was up 1 percent. The statistical data, released today by the Bermuda Tourism Authority BTA , show a healthy 7 percent hike in per person spending among air leisure visitors, which resulted in a bigger economic impact, even though there were fewer people flying to the island,; the BTA said.
The Delaware News Journal reported Friday that the state was officially designated a no kill state recently by the Best Friends Animal Society, a nonprofit animal welfare organization that works with shelters across the country to help put an end to the euthanasia of unwanted pets in animal shelters across the country.The state s new no kill status, which is reportedly achieved once a state reaches a save rate of 90 percent or above in its shelters, was partly thanks to efforts made by the Brandywine Valley SPCA, which reportedly takes in the majority of the state s homeless pets annually.
OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T users are receiving new software updates, and they bring along the August 2019 Android Security patch. The updates also pack general bug fixes and improvements, new password setting in Hidden Space, and new Fnatic mode for an immersive gaming experience. The updates are rolling out in a phased manner, and the users are recommended to install them as soon as they get notified. If you don't want to wait for the update notification, you can check for the update manually by going to Settings.OnePlus 6T users are receiving the OxygenOS 9.0.16 update, whereas the OnePlus 6 users are getting the OxygenOS 9.0.8 update. The company says that the over the air (OTA) rollout is incremental in nature, and it will reach a small percentage of users initially, with a broader rollout scheduled for a few days later. It is better to install the update over a good Wi Fi network and when the phone is on charge.
The PLFS has raised concerns about the rising unemployment in the country and the job market conditions. Back in the years between 2011 12 and 2017 18, the proportion of the labour force busy in a regular wage or salaried jobs had increased by five percentage points. However, the overall workforce participation reduced by four percentage points during the same time period. As far as the regular workers were increased, the number has increased by eight percent. On the other hand, 53.1 percent of the total workforce in China is engaged in a salaried or regular job. India lags behind Brazil (67.7 percent) and South Africa (84.8 percent) in terms of moving a larger population of the country into the salaried or regular jobs sector.
As Jalopnik s resident Fast and Furious scholar, it would have been a crime on my part had I not gone to see this movie during opening weekend. I made myself a few drinks at home before walking to the movies, because nobody should see these movies 100 percent sober if they can help it, and then gave myself over to the cool darkness of the theater.Warning Spoilers ahead
Apple rolled out its virtual credit card on Tuesday, working with bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc on the new iPhone add on that may help Apple diversify from device sales and build out the Wall Street bank's new consumer business.Apple announced the card in March, aiming to draw in iPhone owners by offering a card with 2 percent cashback on purchases with the Apple Pay service, no fees, an app to manage related finances, and a focus on data privacy.
On 31 July, the Federal Reserve of the US, the American central bank, decided to cut the federal funds rate by 25 basis points (bps) and lower the target range to 2 to 2.25%. The federal funds rate is the interest rate at which one bank lends funds maintained at the Federal Reserve to another bank, on an overnight basis. One basis point is one hundredth of a percentage point.A lower federal funds rate is expected to lead to slightly lower short to medium term interest rates in the US.
Airtel India s mobile EBITDA, after operating lease payments, improved 7 percent quarter on quarter in Q1 fiscal 2019 20.Vodafone Idea s EBITDA declined 22 percent.
A study report that details the discovery of these exoplanets, published in the journal Astronomy Astrophysics revealed that GJ 357 is 40 percent cooler than our sun, and it is only about a third of the sun's mass and size.Using TESS, scientists initially discovered an exoplanet named GJ 357 b. Experts consider this exoplanet a Super Earth, since it is 22 percent larger and 80 percent massive than the blue planet. This exoplanet completes its orbit around the host star in 3.9 earth days, and analysis revealed that it has an average temperature of 490 degrees Fahrenheit.
Return on assets measures the amount of profit the company generates as a percentage of the value of its total assets. International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has an Return on Assets of 0.071813. The profit percentage of assets varies by industry, but in general, the higher the ROA the better. For this reason it is often more effective to compare a company 's ROA to that of other companies in the same industry or against its own ROA figures from previous periods. Falling ROA is almost always a problem, but investors and analysts should bear in mind that the ROA does not account for outstanding liabilities and may indicate a higher profit level than actually derived.
The "Power Electronics for Electric Vehicles Market " report is a profound study conducted based on the global market, which examines the ruthless structure of the general sector worldwide. Create by employing established systematic methods such SWOT analysis, the report offers a complete forecast of Power Electronics for Electric Vehicles market. The prediction for CAGR is also mentioned in the report in percentage for forecasted period. This will assist consumers to make decisive choices based on predicted chart. The Power Electronics for Electric Vehicles market report also covers up major and leading players Alstom, Microsemi, Freescale Semiconductor, Taiwan Semiconductors Manufacturing, Texas Instruments, Stmicroelectronics NV, Rockwell Automation, Inc., Vishay Intertechnology Inc., Fairchild Semiconductor International, NXP Semiconductors N.V., Gan Systems, Solicore in the Power Electronics for Electric Vehicles market.
In a survey of over 30,000 consumers by shopping rewards app Shopkick, 60% of respondents said they will adjust the retailers at which they shop if the impending tariffs go into effect and 44% percent plan to cut down on shopping. (On Thursday, the Trump administration said it would impose a 10% tariff on $300 billion worth of Chinese imports, effective Sept. 1.)Of the 60% of consumers aware of the impending tariffs, nearly 40% report having already seen prices increasing on shelves. Thirty eight percent of shoppers expect a household cost increase of up to $500, and 30% anticipate an increase of over $1,000. Twenty nine percent of consumers are stocking up on goods now and 25% said they will make the switch to American made goods.
Trump tweeted that he planned to levy minimum 10 percent tariffs on $300 billion more Chinese imports beginning in September. He said that the tariffs could rise to 25 percent or higher. Prior tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese goods imports have already hurt consumers and businesses, but the round threatened on Thursday would have a more significant impact. "Apparel, footwear, consumer electronics, and toys," will be most impacted if the new tariffs are implemented, Goldman Sachs said in a note seen by CNBC."What's really different about this next round of President Trump's tariffs is that they mostly hit goods bought by American consumers. For the first time, this means higher costs of clothing, shoes, toys, and a lot of consumer electronics all of those had been spared by Trump's trade war so far," Chad Bown, a trade policy expert at the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE), told Newsweek.
Naturally, many Windows 7 users would undoubtedly prefer that Microsoft continue to support their favorite OS indefinitely; but the tech giant has made it clear that this isn't in the cards despite 7's still significant market share. Microsoft has a vision for the future of Windows, and it doesn't lie in significant, infrequent OS changes (such as XP, 7, and 8). Instead, it sees Windows as a platform: a "live service" that can be updated, changed, and sometimes broken, on a whim over time.The purpose of today's article is to present some intriguing new Windows usage information. Data provided by NetApplications reveals that Windows 10 usage now sits at around 48 percent.