Jodhpur Park murder case: 2 arrested

first_imgKolkata: Two persons have been arrested in connection with the elderly lady’s murder in Jodhpur Park. The accused persons are the caretaker and the gardener of the building where 74-year-old victim Shyamali Ghosh used to reside.On Saturday, Kalyan Mukhopadhyay, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), South East Division (SED) of Kolkata Police, informed that Ghosh had suspected that she might get killed. She had also written some names in her diary that helped sleuths crack the case. According to Mukherjee, Ghosh was at her home on Tuesday morning when caretaker Swapan Mondal and gardener Sanjib Das went to her flat. As soon as she opened the door, the duo pushed her and locked the door from inside. One of them used an iron tong to hit Ghosh on her head after an altercation. As a result, Ghosh fell on the floor unconscious. Later, the duo used a piece of cloth to strangulate her. Finally, they used a pillow to smother Ghosh. After doing so, the duo waited for sometime to confirm if she was dead. After being absolutely sure, the duo went out and pulled the door. As the door lock was automatic it got locked when they pulled it from outside. While searching Ghosh’s room, the investigators found a diary where she used to write about her daily activities. While going through that, they found some names from whom Ghosh feared being harmed. Seeing the names, police detained Mondal and Das who are the residents of nearby Dasnagar area. During interrogation, both of them broke down and admitted to have committed the crime. Sources informed that they had mentioned another name who is the mastermind behind this. Sleuths suspect that the motive behind the murder is to get hold of her property. It is suspected that some family members might have a connection with her murder.last_img read more

AIDS negating improvements in governance in Africa – UN regional commission chief

Speaking at a news conference at UN Headquarters in New York, ECA Executive-Secretary KY Amoako noted that some African countries were losing teachers at twice the rate at which they produced them. Health systems were collapsing as nurses died. Some national military forces had a 30 per cent to 40 per cent HIV infection rate, he added.”What does this mean for the long-term survival of African States?” he asked.A panel on HIV and governance set up by Secretary-General Kofi Annan and chaired by Mr. Amoako was examining the relationship between HIV/AIDS and African gross domestic product (GDP), savings, productivity, agricultural and private business sectors for an in-depth report due to come out in July, he said.The panel was also trying to include best practices in tackling the HIV problem.Meanwhile, the major conclusion ECA had drawn from its studies was that governance had markedly improved across the continent, as illustrated by democratic transitions, the role of the media and the public participation of civil society, but unless Africans could build the capacity of the state to sustain many areas of government, there could be a reversal of the governance agenda, he said.The 17-member Commission for Africa, convened by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, was making a big push to strengthen African institutions by improving the role of parliaments and the judiciary, as well as service delivery and public sector management, said Mr. Amoako, one of the Blair commissioners.The ECA and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) would issue a report in June assessing the coherence of aid flows and how donors and recipients handled that aid, he said.Mr. Amoako noted that 2005 was a pivotal year for Africa since countries would estimate this year how far they had gone towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) designed to halve extreme poverty by 2015. read more

US stock indexes finish mixed on day ecommerce giant Alibaba debuts

US stock indexes finish mixed on day e-commerce giant Alibaba debuts AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Sep 19, 2014 2:14 pm MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – U.S. stock indexes are ending mixed on a day when the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba made its big debut in the market.The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 13 points, or 0.1 per cent, to close at 17,279 Friday, the third straight day the blue-chip index closed at an all-time high. The Dow is up 1.7 per cent for the week.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell less than one point, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,010, but finished the week up 1.3 per cent.The Nasdaq ended down 13 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 4,579.Alibaba soared 38 per cent on its first day of trading. The Chinese e-commerce giant rose $25.89 to close at $93.89. read more

Backbench TDs to meet the Troika for the first time today

first_imgA GROUP OF backbench TDs will meet officials from the Troika today – the first time anyone outside the cabinet or heads of the opposition has had such a meeting.The group, which will be led by Fine Gael’s Dara Murphy, will meet Troika officials in the Department of Finance in a move that heralds a change of procedure for the Troika – in their last visit to Ireland.Fine Gael’s Sean Conlan and Tony Lawlor will also be in attendance, as will Labour’s Kevin Humphreys and Arthur Spring.Murphy said the meeting was of importance because it ensured another set of voices would be heard.“It is important that ordinary representatives from the country’s two largest political parties have an opportunity to meet with Troika officials, to express our views and reflect our democratic mandate. Our discussions will focus around our exit from the bailout and the conditions which would be attached to any cautionary credit line. I am also keen to hear the views of the Troika on what Ireland can learn from the bailout process.“As this is the last Troika mission before the conclusion of the bailout, it is important that we garner advice on how to ensure we never have to enter a programme of assistance again.”Troika officials will conclude their 12th and final visit to Ireland this week.Read: Troika to make their last review visit to Dublin todayRead: Taoiseach expects decision on post-bailout credit facility before December exitlast_img read more

Poll Was the Garda Commissioner right to order officers to report for

first_img Image: Niall Carson GARDA COMMISSIONER NÓIRÍN O’Sullivan issued a directive yesterday, ordering all members of the force to report for duty on Friday, the first day of the planned strike by rank-and-file gardaí.The AGSI and GRA, which represent the vast majority of the force, are currently locked in last-minute talks with the government in a bid to stave off the unprecedented industrial action.The two organisations have both rejected new deals in recent days.This morning we’re asking: Was the Commissioner right to order gardaí to report for duty on Friday? No opinion/no interest (874) No (12588) Share100 Tweet Email Yes (8482) By Garreth MacNamee Poll: Was the Garda Commissioner right to order officers to report for duty on Friday? There is less than 48 hours before gardai withdraw their labour for the first time in the history of the State. Image: Niall Carsoncenter_img 109 Comments Poll Results: Nov 2nd 2016, 10:33 AM 40,094 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article YesNoNo opinion/no interestVote Short URL Wednesday 2 Nov 2016, 10:33 AMlast_img read more

Government resists opposition pressure for referendum on PPC selloff

first_imgFifteen independent MPs backed a proposal by leftist SYRIZA for Parliament to launch a debate on a referendum on the government’s plans to part-privatize the Public Power Corporation (PPC) as government spokesperson Sofia Voultepsi insisted that separate proposals by opposition parties should not count as one.The 15 independents indicated that they would support SYRIZA’s call for a debate on whether a plebiscite should be held on plans for spinning off some 30 percent of PPC to a private investor. A vote on the planned spin-off is due to take place in Parliament this week.The expression of support from the independents prompted SYRIZA, which also has the support of Independent Greeks and the majority of Democratic Left (DIMAR), to push its demand for a referendum. So far SYRIZA has the backing of around 108 MPs, just short of the minimum of 120 it needs for a discussion on a referendum to begin. But, according to sources, SYRIZA is confident it can reach the minimum by counting in the MPs of the Communist Party (KKE), which has said it wants a referendum on the liberalization of the electricity sector in general. Golden Dawn has also said it will lodge its own proposal for a referendum on PPC but SYRIZA does not want to be associated with the neofascist party.Voultepsi insisted that separate proposals should not be counted together. “It is certain that they cannot be added up,” she said. “So there is no real point to any further discussion.”Her comments came a few hours after Parliament Speaker Vangelis Meimarakis said it was possible that the House’s plenary session, which is in recess for summer, could be convened for a debate on a referendum on the PPC sell-off. Meimarakis reiterated his opinion, however, saying “the government has nothing to fear” and suggesting that leaving the matter unresolved could aggravate the situation. He suggested waiting for the opinion of Parliament’s Scientific Council and the proposals from the different parties, stressing however that the final decision on whether Parliament’s plenary should reconvene lay with the government.Source: ekathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Greek Australian man seriously injured in mistaken arrest

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek Australian Nik Dimopoulos was left undergoing surgery for serious fractures to his arm following an alleged police operation at a Fitzroy property at 2am on Saturday.Residents say that heavily armed police officers allegedly stormed into the man’s apartment searching for what they were reportedly told was an “armed member of a Lebanese gang”. Police entered the Fitzroy property that is attached to the gay community bookshop and cafe Hares and Hyenas on Johnston Street.READ MORE: ‘I am alive’, says Greek Australian mum saved after transplant surgeryA description of the incident was posted on social media by Crusader Hillis and Rowland Thomson, bookshop owners. They say that the police failed to properly identify themselves and caused serious injuries to Mr Dimopoulos while restraining him.The post states that the police did not identify themselves and stormed into the room. Mr Dimopoulos thought it was an “anti-gay home invasion” and ran downstairs where he was forcefully detained.last_img read more

New Research Shows Link Between Cat Parasites and Brain Diseases

first_img A common parasite found in cats might be a bit more dangerous than we thought. The bug, known as Toxoplasma gondii, can be transmitted from cats to humans via feces. In other creatures, like mice, the toxoplasmosis can actually compel mice to go towards cats instead of away. Then, once eaten, it reproduces inside cat until it’s excreted via poop.If you love cats even half as much as the rest of the internet, then chances are good you already that much, at least. Thing is, it’s been taken for granted that toxoplasmosis is essentially harmless in humans. Beyond the initial infection which can cause flu-like symptoms, most people shouldn’t notice anything. But the evidence has been mounting that, even though mice brains and human ones are very different, the parasite can still attack and severely damage human neural tissue.A new study by researchers at 16 different labs across the world shows that the human brain has specific weaknesses that can dramatically affect the course of toxoplasmosis, especially when it occurs at the same time as other brain-damaging diseases, like Alzheimer’s. To be clear, there’s still no evidence that toxoplasmosis causes specific conditions, but this study shows that it can alter how each disease progresses, making a very bad thing much, much worse.“At the core [of this are] characteristics of the parasite itself,” study co-author and director of the Toxoplasmosis center at the University of Chicago, Rima McLeod told Gizmodo. The genes it expresses in the infected brain, susceptibility genes that could limit the host’s ability to prevent infection, and genes that control susceptibility to other diseases present in the human host. Other factors may include pregnancy, stress, additional infections, and a deficient microbiome. We hypothesized that when there is a confluence of these factors, the disease may occur.”The complexity of the interaction, though, makes specific effects hard to pin down. Toxoplasmosis is a living parasite with effects on the brain that can change and shift over time in response to dozens of factors. More research will need to be done to figure out exactly how these conditions, and our own genetic code interact with the parasite, but for now it’s an unnerving initial result.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. ‘Chonky’ 26-Pound Cat Goes Viral Online, Receives Potential AdoptersFirefighters Respond to Fire Alarm at Shelter, Discover Cat Triggered It Stay on targetlast_img read more

NDAA Roundup Could the Term Limit for InstallationCommunity Support Agreements Be Extended

first_imgAfter extending the maximum term limit for intergovernmental support agreements for installation support services from five to 10 years in the FY 2018 defense authorization bill, lawmakers may consider increasing the limit once again. This year’s authorization bill requires each military department to conduct a feasibility study of entering such agreements with host communities for up to 20 years. Reports from each of the departments will be due six months after the measure is enacted, under section 2825. … Section 2827 of the conference report adds language clarifying that state-owned National Guard installations qualify as military installations that can benefit from the Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) program’s initiatives to protect training and testing missions through partnerships among military services, state and local governments, and conservation groups that aim to preserve compatible land uses and natural habitats near installations and ranges. … The conference report to the fiscal 2019 defense authorization bill includes a significant commitment from Congress to upgrade its infrastructure after years of shortchanging facilities sustainment. The measure authorizes $23.5 billion to sustain, repair and rebuild crumbling military buildings and other infrastructure, which represents a $471 million increase above the administration’s request, according to a House Armed Services Committee summary. Conferees added $397 million for depot maintenance.Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Janiqua Robinson Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

The best National Pizza Day 2019 deals

first_img Share your voice Tags Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Cici’s Pizza is pretty much the perfect food. I mean, sure, too much will kill you, but there’s no other way I’d rather go. Saturday, Feb. 9, is National Pizza Day — a chance to not only celebrate the Circle of Awesomeness, but also save some money doing it. Below I’ve rounded up the best national and regional NPD deals so far. Just take note that some stores in some chains might not be participating in the offers. Your local pizza places might be serving up specials as well, so be sure to check their websites, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and so on. Blaze Pizza: Get two pepperoni pizzas for $10 when you order online. Caulipower: Starting Saturday, you can visit to get a buy-one-get-one coupon for this cauliflower-crust pizza.Chuck E. Cheese: Through Saturday, you can upgrade any large pizza order to extra large for free, just by mentioning National Pizza Day at the register.Pilot Flying J: Get a free slice of pizza with the Pilot Flying J app.Pizza Hut: For a limited time, get any large pizza for $10.99 with promo code THANKYOU.Real Good Food Company: Use code PIZZA to get $10 off any online order (but only on Saturday). Round Table Pizza: Here’s a win-win — stop in on Saturday and you’ll receive a coupon for a free personal one-topping pizza you can use for a future visit. But for every pizza purchased on Saturday, the company will donate $1 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Have you found any other National Pizza Day deals? Tell us about them in the comments!Originally published Feb. 7.Update, Feb. 8: Added Pizza Hut and Chuck E. Cheese.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! 9center_img Comments The Cheapskate Culturelast_img read more

BSE closes points 38036 up on Jan 2

first_imgBSE closes points 380.36 up on Jan 26.3K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 380.36 up on Jan 26.3K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, Jan 2 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 380.36 points up to stand at 27,887.90. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 111.45 points up to stand at 8,395.45. PIPAVAVDOC and GPPL were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 13.70% and 12.08% along with BERGER PAINTS INDIA LTD and BAYER CROPSCIENCE LTD with an increase of 11.08% and 8.94% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include PMCFIN and RASOYA PROTEINS LTD. with a decrease of 4.96% and 4.88% along with MUTHOOT FINANCE LTD and PRESTIGE with a decrease of 4.74% and 4.53% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 142.35 points at 18,845.88 while the banking sector is up 356.91 points at 21,830.10 and the reality sector is up 14.15 points at 1,571.90. The Indian currency is up 0.36% at Rs 63.31 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, Jan 2 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 380.36 points up to stand at 27,887.90. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 111.45 points up to stand at 8,395.45. PIPAVAVDOC and GPPL were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 13.70% and 12.08% along with BERGER PAINTS INDIA LTD and BAYER CROPSCIENCE LTD with an increase of 11.08% and 8.94% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include PMCFIN and RASOYA PROTEINS LTD. with a decrease of 4.96% and 4.88% along with MUTHOOT FINANCE LTD and PRESTIGE with a decrease of 4.74% and 4.53% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 142.35 points at 18,845.88 while the banking sector is up 356.91 points at 21,830.10 and the reality sector is up 14.15 points at 1,571.90. The Indian currency is up 0.36% at Rs 63.31 per dollar.last_img read more

BGB seizes 12 gold bars

first_imggold. File PhotoMembers of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in a drive seized 12 pieces of gold bars, weighing 1.4 kg, from Khalshi Bazar in Putkhali border area in Benapole of Jashore on Wednesday.Tipped off, a team of BGB conducted a drive in the area and seized the gold bars worth Tk 5.84 million in an abandoned condition, said BGB-21 commanding officer lieutenant colonel Tariqul Hakim.No one was arrested in this connection as the smugglers managed to flee the scene, he added.Later, the seized items were deposited to Benapole Customs House, reports UNB.last_img

PM asks physicians not to show negligence to patients

first_imgPrime Minister Sheikh HasinaSaying no negligence to patients is acceptable, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday sharply criticised the physicians who are not available at their work stations at the upazila level.”We’re appointing doctors and nurses as required, but it’s regrettable that our doctors don’t stay in upazilas, where it’s supposed to have 10 doctors in one upazila hospital…only one doctor is found in some areas,” she said.The prime minister said this while inaugurating the Golden Jubilee celebration programme of Sher-e-Bangla Medical College, Barishal through videoconferencing from her official residence Ganabhaban.The government, she said, has upgraded the 31-bed upazila hospitals to 50-bed ones while 100-bed district hospitals to 250-bed ones.She said the government is appointing doctors and other supporting staff accordingly.”In some places, there’re operation theatres, but no doctor, surgeon, anesthetist and nurse! We’ll set up institutions and those will remain neglected, how come! This cannot be allowed,” she said.The prime minister also mentioned that the government is setting up medical colleges and institutions as per the demand and this is the responsibility and duty of the doctors to provide service to the people of the country. “I hope people will get that service.”The prime minister said the government has taken a number of programmes to take medicare facilities to the doorsteps of people.About nuclear energy, Hasina said the government has conducted a survey in some islands of the Barishal areas to set up another nuclear power plant. “I’ve a plan to establish the next nuclear power plant at an island in this area.”Hasina said a feasibility study is on to transmit gas through pipeline from Bhola to Barishal where there is crisis of gas. “Gas is necessary to build some industries in this area,” she said.Health and family welfare minister Mohammad Nasim and state minister Zahid Maleque also spoke at the programme.last_img read more

Photos of the Week

first_img News Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Share This! By: Kit Doyle Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 News • Photos of the Week Tagshomepage featured photos photos of the week Top Story,You may also like Catholicism Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 By: Kit Doyle Share This! Kit Doyle,Load Comments,Celebrating new religious freedom law, Bolivian evangelicals push for more Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s gallery includes Pioneer Day in Utah, a religious bird festival in Paraguay, and more.Devotees with steel tridents piercing their cheeks start an annual pilgrimage to the temple of Hindu goddess Sheetla Mata in Jammu, India, on July 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)A couple from This is the Place Heritage Park poses for a photograph in front of the Salt Lake Temple, at Temple Square, before the start of the Pioneer Day Parade, on July 24, 2019, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Pioneer Day is a beloved only-in-Utah holiday that features parades, rodeos, fireworks and more. It marks the date in 1847 when Brigham Young and other Mormon pioneers, many pulling handcarts, ended their treacherous journey across the country from Illinois and discovered the Salt Lake Valley. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)A man stands amid pictures of victims of the bombing of the AMIA Jewish center that killed 85 people, on the 25th anniversary of the attack, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on July 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)A woman has her hand decorated with henna during the holy month of Shravan, dedicated to lord Shiva, at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, on July 20, 2019. During this holy month, Hindus fast and worship Shiva. Unmarried Hindu women pray for a good husband, while married women pray for the welfare and longevity of their husbands. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)A Spanish jockey pulls on the neck of a dead goose in El Carpio de Tajo, near Toledo, central Spain, on July 25, 2019. Horse riders take part in pair races, including one where riders attempt to rip-off the head of a hanging dead goose. This festival, with over 400 years of tradition, is dedicated to Saint James the Apostle. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)Maria Estela Pereira, mother of 11, poses in her feathered costume in gratitude to St. Francis Solano, in Emboscada, Paraguay, on July 24, 2019. “I suffer from arthritis and after praying four years ago to St. Francis Solano to allow me to move from one place to another without pain, he granted me a miracle,” said the 52-year-old widow. Hundreds of Catholic parishioners don bird-like costumes and parade down the streets to honor the 16th century saint said to possess miraculous powers. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)Faithful gather in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Sunday, July 21, 2019. Pope Francis hopes that the 50th anniversary of the first moon walk inspires efforts to help our “common home” on Earth. Francis told the public in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, the day after the anniversary of the July 20, 1969, lunar landing, that the feat achieved an “extraordinary dream.” (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)A couple pulls a handcart during the Pioneer Day Parade on July 24, 2019, in Salt Lake City. Pioneer Day is a beloved only-in-Utah holiday commemorating Bringham Young and the Mormons’ 1847 arrival in Salt Lake Valley after a grueling migration west from Illinois to escape religious discrimination. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)Indian Muslims offer “Namaz-e-Istasqa,” a special prayer for rains, at Himayat Sagar Lake in the outskirts of Hyderabad, India, on July 21, 2019. Muslims believe Namaz-e-Istasqa was offered by Prophet Mohammed seeking the almighty’s intervention to ensure rains. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)Young Buddhist novice monks play inside the Tharig Monastery near Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal, on July 23, 2019. Boudhanath Stupa is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha) Share This! ‘It’s us or no one’: Nonprofit defends LGBTQ students from their univers … Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! By: Kit Doyle Kit Doylelast_img read more

Learn to Refine Crude Data a Precious Resource for a Startup

first_img Register Now » Data is ethereal, powerful, dense, precious and unrefined — kind of like crude oil. It just needs to be found and processed to generate revenue and create value for your customers and your company.Unlike oil, data is everywhere. From the beginning of recorded time to 2003, 5 billion gigabytes of data were created, reported in 2012. But that same amount was anticipated to be generated every 10 minutes in 2013. Everyone is generating and consuming data almost constantly.That means the sources of data that you can use grow your company and innovate are virtually endless and inexpensive. Just as the Spindletop dome in 1901 ushered in practices that revolutionized the oil industry and the petroleum age, the world today is experiencing a massive evolution in the use of data.But how can you even begin to harness data to fulfill your specific company goals? Well, just as is the case with crude oil, data needs to undergo a refining process. Turn to these four steps to get started:1. Know your goals.It’s difficult to go digging through your data without knowing the problems you’re trying to solve. Adapting crude data for your company without analyzing and refining it could lead to mistakes and misunderstandings and is unlikely to produce insights that will enhance your startup.Determine the metrics you want to measure and how they will be monitored and communicated to them team. Look critically at the data you find in terms of those metrics and use it to start experimenting.2. Get the team involved.Add power to your data by involving your team. Employees’ industry knowledge can help you discover how to use data to benefit your startup.Integrate the application and infrastructure of your data analysis into their daily routines with dashboards and scorecards that monitor performance. This way, they can help transform the crude data into valuable insights.3. Collect internal data.When collecting data from the panoply of databases, networks and clouds out there, create a foundation of data that comes from the heart of your company. What data are you already collecting?Maybe you’re already monitoring how much time people spend on the landing page of your app. Or perhaps you track the downloads from your site. Expand on the pool of data you’re already collecting to gain insights specific to your customer base.4. Find metrics that matter.Once you collect such data and know where your valuable sources of data lie, determine which metrics matter to your company. Establish the right performance measurements for your employees and the right satisfaction metrics for customers.Refine your data by seeking the strongest measurements possible. Once you have a solid foundation of data from internal practices, you can explore open data sources, including, UNICEF, the World Health Organization and Google Public Data Explorer.This data can be used in addition to internal data to help you make informed decisions and provide new opportunities for your customers. The Los Angeles Police Department, for example, pairs its own data with open data sources to create an algorithm that predicts where crime is likely to take place. It realized a 26 percent decrease in burglaries in the period of about a year after this data was refined for the department’s specific purposes, the Annenberg Media Center reported in 2012.Once you’re in the practice of using metrics for your data, you don’t just have to stick to one primary objective. Data refinement can be applied to multiple areas in a business to improve its functions and connect with users. Netflix did that when it transitioned from being a rental service to a huge online resource. Now data is its most crucial practice because it helps the company deliver a personalized experience for users.Remove harmful and unessential substances from your crude data to realize a pure elixir that will enrich and enhance your startup. Develop your own refinery by collecting and analyzing data according to your company’s unique metrics, and you’ll be a data baron in no time. 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. December 11, 2014 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

Worlds busiest airport to close runway for 45 days next year

first_img DUBAI — The world’s busiest airport for international passengers will see far less traffic in 2019 thanks to an official runway closure.Dubai International Airport (DXB), which in 2017 handled over 88 million passengers, has announced that one of its two runways will close for 45 days from April 16-May 30, 2019 due to the fact that it’s “nearing the end of its design life”. During this time, the runway will undergo resurfacing and replace its ground lighting.An airport spokesperson told The Independent that the reduction in capacity is estimated to be approximately 43% during the closure.The airport’s northern runway received a similar rehaul in 2014, but back then it handled far less traffic (around 65 million passengers). Today, it handles more passengers than Heathrow and runs 24 hours a day.The timing of next year’s closure, said the airport, was chosen for when passenger traffic normally ebbs due to a seasonal lull. Some flights will be switched to Dubai’s second airport, Dubai World Central (DWC).More news:  Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portalPaul Griffiths, chief executive of Dubai Airports, said: “While we regret any inconvenience this may cause to our airline customers and our passengers, these upgrades are absolutely necessary to heighten safety, boost capacity and pave the way for future growth.” << Previous PostNext Post >> World’s busiest airport to close runway for 45 days next year Tags: Dubai Posted bycenter_img Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Travelweek Group Sharelast_img read more

Vietjet to launch Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City

first_imgVietjet to launch Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh CityVietjet to launch Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh CityVietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company (“Vietjet”) has announced the launch of its newest international route connecting Hong Kong with Ho Chi Minh City.The route will commence operations on a daily basis from 9 December 2016 and is Vietjet’s first frequent service to Hong Kong, which brings the total of Vietjet’s routes between Vietnam and China to nine.The flight will depart from Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Ho Chi Minh City at 2.35pm (local time) and arrive at Hong Kong at 6.20pm (local time). The return flight will take off from Hong Kong International Airport at 7.20pm (local time) and arrive in Ho Chi Minh City at 9.05pm (local time). The flight time per sector is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes.“Asia is poised to be the biggest aviation market in the world and more than 50% of the world’s population lives within a radius of 2,500 miles from Vietjet’s current bases. Vietjet is well-positioned to serve quality and creative aviation services across our primary international network while also connecting key regional destinations with each other, including Hong Kong,” said Vietjet & CEO, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao. “At Vietjet, our mission is to make air travel accessible to everyone and a more popular means of transportation. We believe that our new Ho Chi Minh City – Hong Kong route will better connect these two dynamic financial hubs and tourism destinations. In doing so, Vietjet is proud to play its part in boosting integration, tourism and trade development across the globe and become one of the world’s favorite airlines.”The launch ceremony was attended by Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Vietnam’s Prime Minister and Mrs. Carrie Lam, Chief secretary for Administration of Hong Kong, as well as leaders from Hong Kong’s Civil Aviation Department. The event was held as part of the Prime Minister of Vietnam’s official itinerary during his visit to Hong Kong. Vietjetbook your flights hereAbout VietJetVietjet is the first airline in Vietnam to operate as a new-age airline with low-cost and diversified services to meet customers’ needs. Currently the airline boasts a fleet of 40 aircraft, including Airbus A320s and A321s, operating 300 flights per day over 53 routes. In Vietnam, Vietjet has successfully connected key regions operating routes in Vietnam and across the region to international destinations such as Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, China and Myanmar. Today, Vietjet is one of the fastest growing airlines in Asia, transporting over 25 million passengers, and is quickly expanding international routes throughout the Asia Pacific region and beyond.Source = Vietjetlast_img read more

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