ICICI Pru Life reported 23% year-on-year growth in its new business premium for the March quarter.
Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media has successfully completed a broadband innovation trial in which it achieved multi-gigabit speeds. In the trial, Virgin Media achieved speeds of 2,200Mbps in Manchester and Southampton—around 40 times faster than average local connections. Jeanie York, Virgin Media’s Chief Technology and Information Officer, said: “We invest more than £1 billion into our... Read more »
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The simplest explanation of Slack is as a user interface that lets you access numerous private chat rooms, including project-based spaces. Here you can share messages and other assets.With more than 10 million active daily users, Slack has become communications glue across many enterprises, as in-office, remote, and contract workers use it to share ideas, work on projects, and more. It felt past time to put together a short collection of Slack tips for Mac users (with a sprinkling of ideas for iOS users, also).To read this article in full, please click here
For a while now, we've heard about a high-riding wagon sort of car to replace the Fusion sedan in North America, but this ain't it.
The lack of on-board GPS is a disappointment, but the Fitbit Luxe is otherwise very capable and attractive for the price.
Future Retail Ltd is a step closer to a debt recast, with a group of 28 lenders approving a proposal for this and allowing it to extend the loan repayment period by up to two years, subject to the approval by a central bank committee
DeSantis, who was a congressman before narrowly winning the 2018 Florida gubernatorial race, has quickly become a visible national GOP figure.
Right, it’s Friday, it’s about four o’clock in the afternoon where I am right now, and I’m about to clock off, but I just had to share this HILARIOUS story from Vancouver with you. According to the Vancouver Island Free Daily, Campbell River police pulled over a vehicle last week. Boring! But it gets better. After some erratic maneuvers and failing to stay in its lane, officers believed that the vehicle was being driven by a drunk person. So they stopped it to investigate further. Nothing unusual here. When the police investigated the driver and passenger of the car, they…This story continues at The Next Web
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File Explorer concept. | Alur2020 (Reddit)
Microsoft’s Windows File Explorer has existed in the operating system since Windows 95, and it has served as a focal point for design concepts ever since. I’ve seen a variety of mockups over the years that try to redesign the File Explorer and modernize it, but Reddit user Alur2020 has really nailed what modern file management should look like in Windows 10. This is the best Windows File Explorer concept I’ve ever seen.
The concept, spotted by Neowin, is immediately striking for its sheer simplicity and usability. The default home area imagines a location where you can quickly see pinned items, drives, and recently used files. It’s a simple location to find anything important. Alur2020 has also incorporated Microsoft’s new Windows 10...
Realme is among those companies who managed to mark themselves with a considerable number of new products in the first quarter of this year. Realme ...
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The Unite union is facing allegations of a “stitch-up” in its impending general secretary race after new rules appeared to make it harder for critics of Len McCluskey to get on the ballot.Britain’s second biggest union is set to finally fire the starting gun in the election of McCluskey’s successor when its executive meets on Wednesday morning.With nominations expected to close in June, Unite is set to have its new general secretary in post by the end of August, in time for Labour’s annual conference.But some MPs and Unite members have hit out after internal election guidance included changes that would raise the threshold for the minimum number of nominations that candidates need.The guidelines, marked “confidential” but passed to HuffPost UK, propose that for the 2021 general secretary election a brand new system should be adopted to create more “workplace branches” that are eligible to nominate contenders in the race to lead the union.Under a rule change approved since McCluskey narrowly beat centrist challenger Gerard Coyne in 2017, any candidate for the post of general secretary must first obtain nominations from 5% of branches of the union.Rough estimates put the number of current branches at around 3,000, meaning each contender has to garner the backing of 150 or more branches. In the last election, the threshold was just 50 nominations.But under the new proposals, current “postcode” or “geographical” branches – which cover multiple employers and locations – could also be split up into several “workplace” branches as long as each venue has 50 or more Unite members as staff.The change could mean that the number of branches is increased substantially, raising the minimum needed to much higher levels.Critics further claim that because only elected Unite officials are allowed to request nomination packs for the new branches, the system would inevitably exclude any challengers to the status quo.“It looks like a stitch-up,” a Labour MP said. “Raise the bar higher to make it harder for any one who wants to take the union in a different direction from Len.“These are the people who wanted to reduce the nomination threshold for Labour party leader but now want to increase it for their union. They’re utterly shameless.”After three general secretary election victories, McCluskey’s 11-year reign at the head of Unite will end this year after the union executive approves the timetable for his successor.Among the likely Left contenders for the general secretary post are assistant general secretaries Steve Turner and Howard Beckett, as well as the union’s national organising officer Sharon Graham.Turner is seen as the favourite given his crucial endorsement by the United Left grouping of the union last year, but Beckett and Graham supporters believe they have the numbers to get on the ballot too.“Moderate” former regional secretary Coyne, who came within 5,000 votes of defeating McCluskey four years ago, is also running once more.He is the only candidate so far to have publicly questioned Unite’s spending of £98 million on a hotel and conference centre in Birmingham.The proposed nomination changes are expected to be given strong support by allies of McCluskey, who dominate the union executive, on the grounds that they widen democratic participation in the nomination process.There will also be tighter rules on campaign spending and on data protection and access to members’ contact details.One senior Labour MP said: “I’ve been a Unite member for more than 20 years and never seen anything like this. The threshold could be so high it stymies a fair contest.”To Ec Guidelines for Gs Ele... by Paul WaughA regional union insider added: “Because of Unite’s huge reach across so many sectors of the economy and public sector, this election really matters. And that’s why the rules on who can stand really matters.”Although overtaken in recent years by Unison as the UK’s largest union, Unite has been one of the party’s biggest financial backers under Ed Miliband and Jeremy Corbyn.It has recently withheld funding amid its criticism of Keir Starmer’s handling of legal complaints over anti-Semitism.McCluskey has also heavily criticised Starmer’s removal of the whip from Corbyn over his response to the Equalities and Human Rights Commission finding of institutional racism against the party.Related...Will New Trade Union Bosses Help Keir Starmer Or Hinder Him?Keir Starmer Heading For 'Dustbin Of History', Says Len McCluskeyUnite Union Chief Urges Starmer To Vote For Johnson's Brexit Deal
(University of California - Riverside) An international team of researchers led by UC Riverside has observed picosecond charge transfer mediated by hydrogen bonds in peptides. A picosecond is one trillionth of a second. As short-chain analogs of proteins, crucially important building blocks of living organisms, peptides are chains of chemically linked amino acids. The discovery shows the role of hydrogen bonds in electron transfer.
Well known angel investors including Flipkart chief executive officer, Kalyan Krishnamurthy; Udaan co-founder, Sujeet Kumar; Livspace co-founder, Ramakant Sharma
GM has announced the launch of a new in-vehicle app-based navigation system called Maps+. The navigation solution upgrades capabilities for select model year 2018 and newer Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles. The system will be available by the end of 2021. Maps+ is powered by Mapbox and will roll out to approximately 900,000 vehicles on April 30 as part … Continue reading
Pine Labs said on Tuesday it has acquired Southeast Asian startup Fave in a deal valued at $45 million as the Indian firm looks to strengthen its consumer-focused offerings in the domestic and international markets. Fave helps an offline merchant connect and retain customers by using gift cards and vouchers. The startup allows merchants to accept […]
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The Epic Games Store gives away free games every week — often good ones — and yet the company has never explained how it’s managed to dole out 749 million copies without going bankrupt. Until now. New documents published as part of the legal discovery process for Epic’s major antitrust lawsuit against Apple were published last week, and between those and a series of tweets from Epic CEO Tim Sweeney, we’re getting our best look yet at how the company’s not quite throwing billions of dollars away.
It’s not spending as much as you’d think
According to Apple’s “proposed findings of fact” document (credit to Eurogamer for spotting some of this over the weekend), Epic Games is losing cash — hundreds of millions of dollars in “minimum...
The robots, which were offered to 700 households in a one-year trial, make deliveries on food or parcels ordered online.
Pharmaceutical sales for financial year 2020-21 was ₹1.47 trillion, up 2.1%, the data showed
Revenues are expected to improve 45-50% y-o-y on higher realization and rising demand