The glowing n’ gorgeous new begum of Pataudi, Kareena Kapoor Khan reportedly announced that henceforth none of her future movies will have “intimate” scenes in light of her new marital status. Dignity and decorum befitting her new station in life needed to be respected. Sure, she would continue to act (the chotte Nawab had zero problems) but … conditions apply.Does that mean no more Chamak Challos and Halkhat Jawanis or heavy-duty scenes of passion, lust or romance even if the script demands it… because Bhopal is watching? Does this rule also apply when co-starring with any of the beloved troika of the killer-Khans, with whom she’s romanced into the Rs 100 crore club with confident consistency? So will any demand that is remotely suspect or might, in any way, impinge on her “married” status be summarily penciled out of the script to keep her role clean, non-steamy and non-controversial? If so, won’t these “conditions applied” — in writing or unspoken, but clearly understood by filmmakers — act as deadly dampners to the overall glam quotient of the movie, and her sex appeal? Will it not act simultaneously as a blessing in disguise for competitors Katrina Kaif, Piggy Chops Priyanka Chopra and a huge leg-up for the sexy, leggy Cocktail-chic Deepika Padukone?Opinions differ. Mia Sen believes these are pre-historic views and today’s filmmakers or audiences don’t give a damn for the “sindoor” factor or the ‘just married” status. The London-based academician believes, “They are new-age and liberated and reckon that if they deliver performances, not babies, dumbo, then, all eiz well!”Supporters point to Kajol, who married in 1999 and continues to be hugely coveted by filmmakers and audiences as Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham and Fanaa confirm. All this way after she leaped into the orange blossoms with Ajay Devgan and mothered two kids. Likewise there is Sridevi’s superb success with English Vinglish, a comeback after more than a decade. Nah, they declare, the “Conditions Apply” clause does nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of fans who truly adore their favorite stars. The huge excitement that continues to gather momentum over Madhuri Dixit’s upcoming two films, despite her Aaja Nachle turkey four years ago, is further proof.Critics dismiss what they as term as feminist talk with disdain. They aver that with the exception of Kajol, no heroine has garnered anything remotely close to the awe and adoration they enjoyed before they adorned that mangalsutra. And Kajol, unlike hottie Kareena, they argue, was always perceived as a brilliant actress, never a gasp-pant-glam babe, so it really didn’t affect her image. Also, the actress has taken pains to look great, remain fit — not flabby or unkempt — but more importantly she has chosen her projects, banners, film directors, themes, roles and heroes very carefully and in sync with her persona.By contrast, with the likes of Kareena, there is bound to be a definite perception shift. Elucidates avid Bollywood-tracker Abhinav Trivedi: “Sure the Kapoor babe is a fabulous actress (as Chameli, Omkara and Jab We Met indicate) but she is also a stunningly gorgeous and sexy star. Stars are ultimately about fantasies (romantic and lusty) definite objects of desire for their fans. Her single status, despite who she’s seeing, imparted on this illusion a delicious sense of easy access. Close your eyes and she’s there to play out your most impossible and sinful vision. Marriage is the cruelest cut, because now, legitimately, formally and officially, she is taken. No matter what she did earlier, she was not married. Now she is, so she’s off-limits. The entire image of a desirable and sexy star will translate now only in theoretical fashion. Sure she is still fantastic, but the heart has gone out of the hurrah. It can never be the same any more. She’s bhabhi material, a cataclysmic turn-off for most Indian male fans!”Queried why Hollywood heroines were not affected by not one but multiple marriages, Trivedi responds: “This is a very complex and tricky territory. While we Indian males have no problem — in fact derive great pleasure — seeing scantily-clad or sexily-dressed women in movies, parties and gatherings, would we like/tolerate our family members (wives, sisters or daughters) doing the same? By the same token, until an actress is officially married, she remains an object of desire and queen of hearts, full-on fantasy material. Marriage categorically signals to the tradition-bound, conservative, lakshman-rekha-tutored male fan that, bro you’ve lost her… and please ever after, back-off and look at her as bhabhi. The sexy, desirable and lust factor suddenly exits with startling speed on the wing of an in-built sense of morality and notion of right and wrong hammered into the Indian brain over centuries. So Kareena Kapoor Khan’s conditions will definitely apply to both filmmakers and audiences. I can guarantee that while her dazzling looks will attain a new glow and her performances will remain flawless, her new married status will erode her fan following and make directors think twice before casting her through no real fault of her own. Whether you like it or not there is bound to be an indefinable and near-invisible shadow between her, filmmakers and her audience and smart profiling — Kajol style — in terms of how she wishes to be perceived in her new persona (Glam Babe or great actress) will be a key issue.”Trivedi points to the one’s who have been dumped by the wayside — Karishma Kapoor, Raveena Tandon, Shilpa Shetty, Sonali Bendre — and suggests unless there is something startlingly new in terms of make-over, today’s promiscuous, novelty-driven audiences forever looking for the next big thing couldn’t give a damn. Sridevi’s comeback worked only because honesty prevailed and she didn’t even attempt another glam-soaked Hawa-Hawai!So does marriage divorce a heroine from fans? Overnight does the desirability quotient disappear and translate into something more antiseptic , tame, tepid, boring? Riding center stag primarily on their physicality, sex-appeal, glamour, beauty, are these luminous creatures sidetracked because of the fatal “I do” factor?Shantiniketan-trained, Paris-based graphic designer Pia Sen concurs with Trivedi: “I think it’s a uniquely Indian thing and impervious to social strata, education or affluence. The sindoor to the Indian male fan seems to signify a red-alert, a danger sign signalizing the guy to cool it and lay off, forget even to dream of associating with her that way! This, to the sexually-starved fan is the kiss of death and the worst news ever. That very private affair — in the mind — with her, indulging in everything that his wild imaginings can conjure up, screeches to an end. To him, the very fact that now she’s officially taken is time to write an obit to their (fantasized) relationship. I am quite sure the young & beautiful Kareena will be the latest victim to this very special Indian disease.”Noted Film Critic Saibal Chatterjee begs to differ. “Pia’s take is one point of view. Fair enough. However, as a professional film critic closely tracking India’s movie scene for over two decades, I don’t agree. I believe that the relationship between the fan and the star was and continues to be one based on illusion, fantasy, glamour, romance with, admittedly, large dollops of desire. However to limit it only to the sex factor — easy access, availability etc — is stretching it too far. Today’s audiences (even in the mini-metros) are hugely exposed to the barrage of media avenues blitzing their eyes and ears everyday and therefore, unlikely to be in the throes of the Virginal innocence Pia insinuates. Also, I do believe that today’s audiences are definitely matured enough to understand fully the heroines marriage thing and therefore not too hung up about their been taken factor. We live in permissive, live-in times and this great sanctity (that once surrounded any or everything attached to the S word) is a thing of the past, restricted to maybe a small, weird and regressive minority intent or connecting single star-heroines with romantic unattachment and easy access for sinful alliances of the mind!”Chatterjee presses the argument further: “Has it ever occurred to people — must have — that in the free-fall times that we live in, where bad is the new sexy and bold the new beautiful, lusting for a married woman could be a greater aphrodisiac? After all, isn’t the seemingly unattainable more desirable?”Wow! By that token, has the newly married beautiful Begum Sahiba opened up a whole new and exciting vista for the male gaze? That remains to be seen, but what is certain is that as Kareena Kapoor Khan gets older, she will need to carefully re-evaluate her brand equity and navigate her talent quotient in a fashion that is in sync with her persona. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is an interesting case in point. Wife and new mom, the beautiful actress has moved into a new space and is sensible and realistic enough to recognize that she is no longer a Krazy Kiya Re item bomb, but an artiste who needs to leverage both her beauty & histrionic (Guzarish) ability to win back her doting fans and woo new ones.So, at the end of the day, one has to realize that to the Indian heart, soul and sensibility, despite the liberalization of market and mind, some basic conditions will always apply. Young Indian women entering matrimony transit into another life leaving behind a lot of stuff they thought and did, determined to make their new life a success. Why should stars be any different? For the fans too, while there could be a sense of loss, they will understand… and most likely move on to a Kat, Piggy Chops, Dips or Bips, where, as yet, no conditions apply! Related Items
In a bid to boost cooperation between India and the United Arab Emirates for reducing the cost of labor force recruitment in the domestic workers segment, a delegation from the UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation met officials of the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs in New Delhi on March 18.The officials of the two countries discussed ways to improve mechanisms for hiring and recruiting workers to the UAE from India, according to WAM news agency.Officials from the two countries discussed the online system being developed to improve the labor recruitment processes between UAE and India. The visit was part of UAE’s efforts to develop prospects of cooperation with India, a nation that is among the most prominent global labor-exporting markets.Officials from both countries are keen to complete the procedures for the e-system project, Omar Alnuaimi, assistant undersecretary for communication and international relations at Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, who led the delegation visiting India, said.Alnuaimi added that a discussion was held on reducing costs of recruiting domestic workers and activating co-operation between Tadbeer, a new network of recruitment centers to be launched soon, and the government employment agencies in India to recruit workers in the country, the report added. The UAE ministry had last year announced that Tadbeer centers would replace domestic worker recruitment agencies. The centers would guarantee proper visa, orientation and training for the workers, Saqr Ghobash, the Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation had said, according to an earlier report by the Khaleej Times.Work is being done by both the countries to develop an electronic system that will connect the embassies, and help regulate the recruitment of contractual laborers from India to the UAE. In accordance to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between India and UAE during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit on Feb. 11, the UAE is coming up an online portal to hire Indian workers.The UAE’s system will be linked with eMigrate, which is India’s online system that addresses the issues faced by Indian workers related to the employment abroad, recruiting agents, employers and illegal agents. Job aspirants from India will now not only be able to submit their applications, but also be able to assess the terms and conditions of the contract of the job from India through this portal.India was the top remittance receiving nation from migrant workers living in the United Arab Emirates in the fourth quarter of 2017, revealed statistics from the gulf nation’s monetary authority. India received a total of Dh14.8 billion, which comprised 34.2 per cent of the total remittances worth Dh43.2 billion during the fourth quarter, reported Khaleej Times. Related ItemsEmploymentGulfUAE
CHICAGO — Alec Martinez scored at 5:47 in overtime as the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals June 1 and advance to the Stanley Cup finals.Martinez’s shot went off Blackhawks defenseman Nick Leddy and over goalie Corey Crawford, stunning the sellout crowd at the United Center and leading to wild on-ice celebration for Los Angeles. Leddy was disconsolate as the Kings gathered in a big huddle along the boards.Los Angeles improved to 7-0 in elimination games with its third Game 7 win on the road this postseason. It will host the New York Rangers in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals on June 4.“We’ve battled back so many times this year and so many times in these playoffs, we said, ‘Why not again today?’” said Justin Williams, who had a goal and an assist. “It was a total team effort, every single guy here giving everything they’ve got.”The Kings became the first team to play 21 games through the first three rounds of the playoffs and make it to the NHL finals. The 2002 Avalanche and 1993 Maple Leafs also played the maximum amount of games through three series, but they lost in Game 7 of the conference championships.Los Angeles is the only team to play all three of those Game 7s on the road.“You need everybody when you get to Game 7. You’re not into the individual part of it,” Kings coach Darryl Sutter said. “There’s always guys that score big goals, make big plays. But you need everybody in your lineup.”Tyler Toffoli had a goal and an assist for the Kings, who once held a 3-1 lead in the series, only to have the defending champion Blackhawks come back to force Game 7. Marian Gaborik had the tying score midway through the third period.Patrick Sharp scored two goals for the Blackhawks, who blew a 2-0 lead. Brandon Saad had a goal and an assist, and Patrick Kane had two more assists.Chicago’s loss means Detroit remains the last NHL team to win consecutive titles in 1997 and 1998. “I’ve lost some tough games but nothing like tonight,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said.The Kings also got 37 saves from Jonathan Quick in another resilient performance for Sutter’s team. Los Angeles trailed San Jose 3-0 in its first-round series and was down 3-2 to top-seeded Anaheim in the second round before rallying each time.“It’s just a great group to be part of,” Quick said. “I feel very fortunate to be with the guys. Obviously our journey’s not done yet and we’ve got a lot of work here coming up. New York’s an awesome team. They beat great teams, so they’re battle-tested as well so we’ve got a lot to get ready for.”Gaborik, Williams and Mike Richards each improved to 7-0 in Game 7s. Sutter moved to 7-3 in such games, breaking a tie with Blackhawks adviser Scotty Bowman and Pat Burns for the NHL record for most coaching wins in Game 7s.Sharp sent a big power-play drive past Quick to give the Blackhawks a 4-3 lead at 18:25 of the second. But Gaborik responded with his NHL-best 12th playoff goal at 7:17 of the third, setting the stage for a frantic finish to regulation.Quick turned away prime opportunities for Sharp and Bryan Bickell before he made a terrific save on Andrew Shaw in the final seconds. Dustin Brown had a great rush to the net for Los Angeles that he nearly completed for a breathtaking score.Jonathan Toews also scored for the Blackhawks, and Crawford finished with 27 saves.(JAY COHEN, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
Being the Bollywood A-listers and youth icons, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh have hectic schedules. But the awesome couple never forgets to take out time for each other. Now, according to a report in a daily, Deepika will join Ranveer in London, where the actor will head to shoot for 83.”Ranveer’s itinerary in London seems hectic because ’83 involves the actor shooting with many artistes, it is being suggested that he and his wife will also try and find an odd weekend here or there to factor in some quality time with each other,” the report said.The daily quotes a source saying, “A large chunk of this sports biopic that depicts the country’s most-glorious win at Lords in 1983 will be shot in this extensive schedule.”The film 83 essays Kapil’s captaincy in leading the Indian cricket team to defeat the West Indies in the World Cup final in 1983. Ranveer will essay Kapil’s role in the film, directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Reliance Entertainment.Earlier, Ranveer went to Dharamshala with the entire cast of 83 to train and learn different aspects of the sport. The actor and his team were visited by many star cricketers during their stay in Dharamshala. Ranveer even got to train under Kapil Dev.Then the actor stayed with Kapil Dev for a few days in New Delhi to prepare for his role. Now, the actor is set to jet off to London to shoot major portions of the film.In an earlier interview, when Ranveer was asked about his reaction on being offered the role of Kapil Dev, he said, “I was born at the time when cricket was big time. When Kabir Sahab (director Kabir Khan) had come to me and said that there will be a film on 83, I was like finally. And when he was narrating it to me, I was like woooh. It is not a story just about cricket but a human story.”83 will hit the screens on April 10, 2020.ALSO READ | Ranveer Singh turns Kapil Dev for 83. Seen his first look from Kabir Khan film yet?ALSO READ | Ranveer Singh on training with Kapil Dev for 83: I will follow him wherever he goesAlso watch | Ranveer Singh makes Delhi dance to Gully Boy at India Today Conclave 2019
Ho-Chunk Farms will soon start growing hemp on the Winnebago Tribal Reservation in Nebraska.Aaron LaPointe Sr. is the Ag Business Manager of the farming business owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska’s economic development corporation.He says they are among 10 applicants granted a Nebraska license to start hemp farming in 2019:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/HEMP4.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….want to look for. ;17LaPointe says a lot of research will go into the endeavor, which will start with a five and a half acre plot:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/HEMP5.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..Nebraska growers. :16Nebraska received 176 applications after Governor Pete Ricketts signed the Nebraska Hemp Farming Act into law May 30th.LaPointe says there will be jobs created in the future by the crop he says will have great sustainability:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/HEMP6.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………..that we can be. :21The company’s participation is on behalf of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and includes working with the Ag Extension Program at Little Priest Tribal College.Photo courtesy Ho-Chunk Inc.
Nova Scotians will have more time to submit their comments on aVoluntary Planning interim report on off-highway vehicle use. Voluntary Planning has announced a further extension of thedeadline for public input. The public now has until Friday, July30 to submit comments. The deadline had originally been extendedto March 31. “The public is very concerned about off highway vehicle use,”said David Bellefontaine, chair of Voluntary Planning. “We wantto be sure everyone has plenty of time and opportunity toconsider all sides of this matter and make their views known tothe task force.” The interim report, released on Feb. 12, outlines measures toimprove public safety, protect the environment, establish adesigned trail network, empower landowners, and provide moreeffective policing of recreational off-highway vehicles. Thereport is available on the website at www.gov.ns.ca/vp or atAccess Nova Scotia centres across the province. Comments can be submitted by e-mail to email@example.com, by faxto 902-424-0580 or by mail to Voluntary Planning, Suite 600, 1690Hollis St., Halifax, N.S. B3J 3J9. A final report will be submitted to government when completed. For more information on the interim report or to receive a copyby mail, contact Voluntary Planning at 902-424-5682 or toll-freeat 1-866-858-5850.
Israel expects relations with Sri Lanka to further deepen and strengthen, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.The new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sri Lanka to Israel, Periyasamy Pillai Selvaraj presented his credentials to Reuven Rivlin, President of the State of Israel. The Ambassador, escorted by a motorcade, was welcomed upon his arrival at the President’s Residence with a Guard of Honour and the playing of the National Anthems of both countries. The ceremonial event was held at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem where the Ambassador was accompanied by M.R.C.B. Ekanayake, First Secretary and Hemachandra Gamage, Second Secretary of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Tel Aviv, Israel. Ambassador Selvaraj joined the Sri Lanka Foreign Service in 1994 and has served in Sri Lanka Missions in Moscow, Geneva, Washington DC and Canberra. He is a graduate of the University of Jaffna and obtained Postgraduate Diplomas from the University of Colombo and the National Institute of Education in Maharagama. He is a past student of St. Josephs College, Maskeliya and Highlands College, Hatton. (Colombo Gazette) Following the official ceremony, Ambassador Selvaraj presented credentials to President Reuven Rivlin. After the presentation of credentials, the President warmly welcomed Ambassador Selvaraj and wished him every success in his new assignment as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Israel. Ambassador Selvaraj, in his remarks, conveyed the warm greetings and best wishes of Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka which was warmly reciprocated. President Rivlin said the existing bilateral relations between Israel and Sri Lanka are excellent and expressed the confidence that the relations would be further deepened and strengthened during the tenure of the Ambassador.Ambassador Selvaraj expressed Sri Lanka’s deep appreciation to Israel for providing employment opportunities for Sri Lankan caregivers and agricultural workers in Israel. The Ambassador further said that Sri Lanka would like to enhance the existing close and friendly relations with Israel, and especially in the fields of tourism, agriculture, economy, investment and industry. During the discussion with the President, senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the President’s Office were present.
Addressing a panel discussion at the Conference on Promoting Tolerance and Human Rights through Education and the Media, being held in Nürnberg, Germany, Mr. Tharoor cited examples of how journalists support the work of the world body by serving as both a watchdog and as a source of information. “The media plays a vital role in ‘naming and shaming’ countries which fail to uphold the human rights of their citizens,” he said. “The media can build pressure at those moments when the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights must refrain from direct finger-pointing.”Drawing a distinction between the media in rich and poor parts of the world, he said the media in developed countries must take a deeper look at the issues covered, going beyond the “if it bleeds, it leads” mentality, while developing countries need to open up to the outside world, liberalize the mass media, and resist government control and censorship.The Under-Secretary-General noted that what passes for international culture “is usually the culture of the economically developed world.” In terms of the Internet, the digital divide between North and South – “the dividing line is not just the poverty line but the fibre-optic and high speed digital lines” – remains stark. “There are more Internet connections in Manhattan than in the whole of Africa.”The international community will have an opportunity to make progress in this area next year at the first-ever World Summit on the Information Society, to be held in Geneva, with a second segment in Tunis in 2005. “Between now and that Summit it is vital that we lay down some of the basic principles of the global information society we want to achieve,” he said. “It should be universal and empowering; it should bring the world together instead of adding new divisions; and it should create a more just and more harmonious environment for the peaceful development of all peoples.”Mr. Tharoor said he is currently exploring with a number of media organizations the possibility of organizing a World Electronic Media Forum in Geneva in December 2003, parallel to the Summit, on the subject of the world media in the information society. Quoting UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Mr. Tharoor said, “There are those who argue that [freedom of speech] threatens stability and endangers progress? Let us put this argument once and for all to the only test that matters: the choice of every people to know more or know less, to be heard or be silenced, to stand up or kneel down.”
UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Ruud Lubbers, on a four-day visit to the war-ravaged country, has already met with the Ministers for Refugees, Rural Rehabilitation, the Economy and Foreign Affairs and is due to see President Hamid Karzai on Saturday, agency spokesman Tim Irwin told a news briefing in Kabul today.Bad weather forced Mr. Lubbers to postpone until tomorrow a flight to the southern city of Kandahar for talks with the provincial governor and a visit to a camp for internally displaced persons (IDP) run by UNHCR. He will also see an income generation project in operation.Today he is visiting UNHCR operations in Parwan province.More than 3.5 million Afghan refugees have returned home since the start of the voluntary repatriation programme in 2002 following decades of occupation and civil war in their country. UNHCR believes just under 1 million Afghans now remain in Iran, and another million are still living in refugee camps in Pakistan. An unknown but substantial number are also living in cities across the country.
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Updated: 12.20pmMANAGEMENT AT HP Inc (Hewlett-Packard) campus in Kildare have told staff that up to 500 jobs will be lost at the plant.The fears of workers were realised this morning as it was confirmed that HP Inc was holding a meeting with its staff at 10am.They were informed that the firm is to close its print business at the Leixlip site.“It is likely that close to 500 HP employees will be impacted and leave the business over the next 12 months,” a statement read.“In line with our previously communicated strategy, HP’s global print business is working to drive continuous efficiencies and cost savings that enable investment in new market opportunities and growth initiatives, such as 3D printing.As a result, we have made the decision to close our global print business at the Leixlip site.“Ireland has been an important location for HP and remains an excellent environment for technology companies. Ireland will remain a key market for HP, where we will maintain the sales operations for our Printing and Personal Systems business.”Commenting on the news this morning, Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor said she was in daily contact with IDA Ireland about delivering jobs to the area. She added that the FDI agency was working with HP Inc to help secure a buyer for the Kildare site “in the time ahead”.The Fine Gael TD said her thoughts were with the employees and their families as they receive the difficult news.She said that concerns had been flagged to her last October that the company was considering cutting jobs and that her department had made “every effort” to save these positions.When asked if she would personally visit the workers of the plant, Mitchell O’Connor said: “People don’t want platitudes, they want jobs.”Kildare Chamber of Commerce, also in a statement this morning, described the loss as “very worrying”.Allan Shine, CEO of the chamber, said: “Kildare with its close proximity to Dublin, its available, zoned land banks and its highly skilled workforce will ensure that we continue to promote the county as a place to do business. This is the key message we will have for government and for the Minister.”HP Inc was formed after Hewlett-Packard was split in two in 2015. HP Inc makes consumer products like PCs and printers, while Hewlett Packard Enterprise focuses on services for business customers in areas like cloud computing and big data analytics. The Leixlip facility manufactures ink cartridges.The most recent announcement follows a turnaround plan that was announced in October of 2015.Hewlett Packard Enterprise has operations in Galway, Dublin and Belfast. Jobs at that company are not thought to be at risk.With reporting by Conor McMahon, Sinéad O’Carroll and Seán MurrayRead: ‘Charities need to stop apologising for investing in infrastructure and that includes CEO salaries’ >Read: ‘He was a bubbly young fella. Full of life, full of divilment’ – Remembering Ireland’s car crash victims > Short URL Wednesday 8 Feb 2017, 10:30 AM ‘This will have a huge impact on the community’: Hewlett-Packard to cut up to 500 jobs Staff were told this morning that up to 500 will be let go from the site over the next 12 months. 114 Comments By Garreth MacNamee 84,773 Views Share257 Tweet Email1 Feb 8th 2017, 10:30 AM https://jrnl.ie/3228329 Get Fora’s NEW daily digest of the morning’s key business news: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha is adamant that he will continue to give his best for the club regardless of what happens with his futureThe Ivory Coast international had seemed destined to leave Selhurst Park for the second time in his career after another impressive campaign in last season’s Premier League that saw him play a central role in the club’s rise from the bottom of the standings to a respectable 11th-place finish.Zaha had been strongly linked with moves to Manchester City, Chelsea and even Borussia Dortmund in the summer transfer window.But now that the English transfer window shut last Thursday, the 25-year-old has declared that he will be turning his full focus into helping Palace achieve their aims for the new season.“It makes no difference to me, because I had my head down anyway,” said Zaha, according to SportsKeeda.“All that stuff was not going to affect me or how the team were playing. Whatever happens, happens.Solskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“But I’m all Palace, and you can see on the pitch that all I think about is the team doing well.”The former Manchester United player revealed that talks over a new deal are still ongoing.“We are still speaking about [a potential new contract], still negotiating, whatever. Just going to see if we can come to an agreement,” continued Zaha.“The main thing for me is scoring goals. Everyone talks about ‘no end product, no end product’. Well, tell me now.”Zaha managed to score the second goal for Palace in their 2-0 win over Fulham in Saturday’s opening game of the new league season.
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Bill Gates has become one of the fans of the hit HBO series Silicon Valley. In a blog post on Monday, he expressed that this series aptly and hilariously depicts how actually Silicon Valley functions today. Irrespective of whether you are in the tech industry or not, you must have come across the mention of “Silicon Valley” in news, blog posts, and social media. Silicon Valley is situated in Calfornia and homes many technology companies ranging from start-ups to tech giants like Apple, Facebook, and, Microsoft. This series is a parody of Silicon Valley. It is a story of five men who have founded a startup company. You watch them working hard, raising money for their product, and also fighting against a tech giant named Hooli. The series first premiered in 2014 and completed its 5th season this year. Gates said that the show does exaggerate a few things but at the same time it captures the reality really well, making the show very relatable: “The show is a parody but it captures a lot of truths. Most of the different personality types you see in the show feel very familiar to me. The programmers are smart, super-competitive even with their friends, and a bit clueless when it comes to social cues.” Gates further added that he relates the most with Richard Hendricks, the inventor of Pied Piper. Maybe he relates so much with this character because, just as Richard, he was a great programmer from a very young age but his leadership ways were considered as very demanding and slightly abrasive: “Personally, I identify most with Richard, the founder of Pied Piper, who is a great programmer but has to learn some hard lessons about managing people.” The reason why the series is so relatable is that the producers and writers have done an outstanding research to accurately depict the struggles of a startup company, tech politics, and more. The show’s writers consult with real startups and founders. Last year they even met Bill Gates to know more about the history of the industry and get more ideas for its 5th season. The popularity of the show has grown so much so that some viewers believe that the series also gave them insights about the industry: Along with the praises, Bill Gates does have some complaints about the show. He believes that the show does give viewers the impression that most small companies are capable of building great products while big companies only have money and are incompetent skill wise. In defense to that he said: “Although I’m obviously biased, my experience is that small companies can be just as inept, and the big ones have the resources to invest in deep research and take a long-term point of view that smaller ones can’t afford. But I also understand why the show focuses so much on Pied Piper and makes Hooli look so goofy. It’s more fun to root for the underdog.” You can read the entire blog post by Bill Gates on gatesnotes. Read Next Microsoft amplifies focus on conversational AI: Acquires XOXCO; shares guide to developing responsible bots Microsoft announces container support for Azure Cognitive Services to build intelligent applications that span the cloud and the edge The software behind Silicon Valley’s Emmy-nominated ‘Not Hotdog’ app
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