16yearold Thunberg turns tables on Trump and changes Twitter bio

Posted On Oct 17 2019 by

first_imgThe Canadian Press Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg changed her Twitter bio Tuesday, embracing U-S President Donald Trump’s description of her.The American president seemed to mock the 16-year-old in a tweet following her fiery speech Monday at the Climate Action Summit at the United Nations in New York, where she shamed leaders and said “How dare you?” for not doing enough to prevent a warming world.Trump, who had spent only a few minutes at the summit, tweeted late Monday: “She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!”The following day, Thunberg seemed to turn the tables on him with her Twitter bio reading: “A very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future.”Her previous bio said: “16 year old climate activist with Asperger’s. Join the global climate strikes on Sept. 20-27th!” and included the hashtag, Fridays for Future. Thunberg is scheduled to participate in Friday’s climate march in Montreal where she will be given the key to the city.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 25, 2019.last_img read more


High school students compete in Rotary Club 33 Speech Contest

Posted On Sep 17 2019 by

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSome local teens took on the challenge of public speaking under some big pressure Thursday.High school students competed in the 4th round of the San Diego Rotary Club’s 33rd Speech Contest.Participants selected a topic they are passionate about, along with guidelines set by the Rotary Club.The purpose is to inspire the kids to have the courage to speak in front of a group and build confidence. Posted: April 26, 2018 High school students compete in Rotary Club 33 Speech Contest Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom April 26, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more


Yahoo Exec Tapped To Head Prometheus Global Media

Posted On Sep 14 2019 by

first_img“In stewarding the iconic brands of PGM, Guggenheim Digital Media will forge even stronger partnerships across all Guggenheim-related media and entertainment assets, including Dick Clark Productions,” Todd Boehly, president of Guggenheim Partners, wrote in an announcement, as initially reported by Adweek. “GDM will also make new, ground-breaking investments and partnerships in the music, media, technology, and digital entertainment spaces that meaningfully build on and expand our current portfolio. And, while new digital media investments will be a core focus going forward, we also plan to continue our investment in both the print versions and live events of our existing properties.”In addition to his two-year term at Yahoo, Levinsohn has spent time in traditional media—mainly television. He has worked with HBO, CBS Sportsline and Fox Interactive. While his background seems to be mainly in digital and broadcast media, the new CEO reassured his new team that traditional magazine media still has a place in the company.”While there’s digital in the title of this company, the importance of print goes without saying,” he said in a meeting with New York employees, Adweek reports. “I don’t think print is something that goes away.” Stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, follow us on Facebook & Twitter! Yahoo’s former interim-CEO Ross Levinsohn (pictured) may have been passed over for Marissa Mayer this summer, but he is now back in an executive driver’s seat—this time as CEO of Prometheus Global Media, publisher of Adweek, The Hollywood Reporter, Back Stage and Billboard, among others.  In an additional change-up that comes with the new CEO, the company has been renamed Guggenheim Digital Media (GDM), according to an announcement posted on Adweek. Financial services firm Guggenheim Partners has acquired the remaining stake in Prometheus from Pluribus Capital.This is the second CEO change up for the company in the last six months—in July, Guggenheim Partners senior managing director Dottie Mattison was named CEO of Prometheus Global Media. Mattison will stay on as a member of the board of GDM.last_img read more


Bloodbath in the streets after US Market meltdown Sensex sheds 561 points

Posted On Sep 5 2019 by

first_imgThe Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)Reuters fileFollowing the losses in global equity markets, benchmark indices BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty opened more than 3 percent lower on Tuesday. Both Sensex and Nifty fell about 3.5 percent, biggest fall since August 2015. Market Closing At 3:30 pm: BSE Sensex was down 561.22 points or 1.61 percent at 34,195.94.  Nifty 50 fell 168.20 points or 1.58 percent to 10,498.30.At 3:20 pm Market still remains under pressure: Benchmark indices are still trading under pressure, though there was a steady recovery from day’s lows.BSE Sensex was down 618.46 points or 1.78 percent at 34,138.70.Nifty 50 fell 186.50 points or 1.75 percent to 10,480.At 2:20 pmSensex now trading about 480 points, or 1.4 percent, lower at 34,264 points after paring some losses in line with a broad recovery in global markets.Nifty 50 still down 1.2 percent. Bajaj Finance, Eicher Motors and Bharti Airtel rebounded with more than 1 percent gains, followed by L&T, ICICI Bank, Tata Steel and Dr Reddy’s Labs with moderate gains.At 1:17 pm BSE Sensex traded lower by 905.38 points, or 2.60 percent, to 33,851.78. Nifty 50 fell 261.70 points, or 2.45 percent, to 10,404.85.Companies like Tata Motors, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, Kotak Bank and Hindustan Unilever were among the top losers.At 11:38 am BSE Sensex traded lower by 999.67 points, or 2.9 percent, to 33,757.49.Nifty 50 fell 307.95 points, or 2.89 percent, to 10,358.60.MidCap was down 3.16 percent, while SmallCap fell 3.72 percent.All the sectoral indices on BSE traded lower with realty sector bleeding the most by losing 5.02 percent.At 11:18 am : Benchmark indices plunged due to ripple effect: “We couldn’t have shifted the Budget’s date. The global meltdown in the stock exchange came at a very wrong time for us. Following Budget on February 1, even after declaring there is a long-term capital gain tax, the market was okay at end of the day. There was only minimal disruption on Day 1,” said Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia in a tweet.”What happened on February 2 and February 5 was mainly because of the global shake-up. We aren’t living in an island so there will be a ripple effect of what is happening in the world on Indian stock markets. Otherwise, the Sensex and NSE would have come down on the first day itself,” he added.At 10:33 amBSE Sensex traded lower by 1104.47 points, or 3.18 percent, to 33,652.69.Nifty 50 fell 320.80 points, or 3.01 percent, to 10,345.75.At 10:30 amGold prices surged on Tuesday as investors looked for a shelter in safe havens like gold.Spot gold was up 0.4 percent to $1, 1345.12 per ounce at 9:53 am following Monday’s 0.5 percent gain.At 10:27 amBitcoin, digital currency plunged over 15 percent on Monday to a three-month low.Bitcoin fell to $6,853.53 in early afternoon trading in New York, marking a fall of more than half from a peak of almost $20,000 hit in December.At 10:25 amIndia’s volatility index (VIX) surged 35.9 percent to 21.815, highest since November 23 , 016.The spike in VIX comes amid global market rout, with Wall Street posting its biggest decline since 2011. (Reuters)At 9.48 am BSE Sensex traded lower by 926.27 points, or 2.66 percent, to 33,830.89Nifty 50 fell 281.75 points, or 2.64%, to 10,384.80.At 9:24 am BSE Sensex traded lower by 1,274 points to 33,482.81.Nifty 50 fell 390 points to 10,276.30 in opening trade.Tata Motors slumped 6.45 percent to Rs 370.50 on the BSE. Axis Bank, YES Bank, Adani Ports and Tata Steel declined up to 4.27 percent.Tata Steel, IndusInd bank, HDFC, L&T and Maruti Suzuki eased up to 2.2 per cent.Also Read :  Stock market today: Why benchmark indices are trading low(With inputs from agencies)last_img read more


Saudi prince MbS for 100b investment in India

Posted On Sep 3 2019 by
first_imgSaudi Arabia`s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman shakes hands with India`s prime minister Narendra Modi ahead of their meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, 20 February 2019. — Photo: ReutersSaudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) said on Wednesday he saw investment opportunities of more than $100 billion in India over the next two years as he began his first official visit amid tensions between arch foes India and Pakistan.India rolled out the red carpet for the crown prince as it seeks diplomatic support against Pakistan following a militant attack in the disputed region of Kashmir.The crown prince was also given a lavish welcome this week in Pakistan where the two sides signed memoranda of understanding valued at about $20 billion to help prop up Pakistan’s economy.In a joint press appearance after talks with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, the crown prince said terrorism was a common concern and Saudi Arabia was ready to share intelligence with India to tackle it.India blames Pakistan for not doing enough to roll up militant groups that operate from its soil including the one that claimed responsibility for the Kashmir car bombing on Thursday last week.Pakistan denies any involvement in cross-border terrorism and said it would retaliate against an Indian attack.“We face similar challenges, chief among them extremism and terrorism … and we reaffirm to India that we are ready to work in the intelligence and political arenas to coordinate our efforts…” the crown prince said.Saudi Arabia’s formidable domestic security structure helped put down an al Qaeda bombing campaign over a decade ago. But the kingdom continues to face occasional attacks by Sunni Islamic State fighters and Shi’ite militants in its Eastern Province.SAUDI ARAMCO IN TALKSRiyadh also leads a coalition of Arab states fighting in support of Yemen’s internationally recognized government against the Iranian-aligned Houthi fighters, who regularly fire rockets across the kingdom’s southern border.The crown prince also said he wanted to expand commercial relations with India.“Today we expect the opportunities we are targeting in India in various fields to exceed $100 billion in the coming two years… we want to work with you, Mr Prime Minister, to ensure these investments are made and to ensure useful returns for both countries.”Giant petroleum and natural gas company Saudi Aramco said it was in talks with India’s Reliance Industries Ltd for possible investments and was seeking other opportunities.Both India and Pakistan had expected a scaling up of investments on the crown prince’s first tour of the region since the storm over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October.The killing of Khashoggi, a known critic of the crown prince, has strained Saudi Arabia’s ties with the West and battered the prince’s image abroad. He’s next due in China.The European Commission has added Saudi Arabia to an EU draft list of countries that pose a threat to the bloc because of lax controls against terrorism financing and money laundering, sources told Reuters last month.But Modi has sought to use India’s fast-growing economy to attract more investment from Saudi Arabia and other Islamic nations since he took office.During the press briefing, Modi said he had agreed with the prince to strengthen cooperation on counter-terrorism and naval and cyber security.The two countries signed agreements on investment in infrastructure, housing sector and tourism.last_img

In 59 Seconds But What Exactly Is A Partial Government Shutdown

Posted On Sep 2 2019 by

first_imgOur Party Politics experts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer explain what gets affected when a partial and temporary government shutdown takes place. Sharelast_img