ICICI moves NCLAT to seek early hearing on JAL insolvency plea

first_imgNew Delhi: Private sector lender ICICI Bank Monday approached the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT), seeking a direction to NCLT Allahabad to hear urgently its insolvency petition against Jaiprakash Associates Ltd (JAL) and pass the order without any further delay. In its plea before the appellate tribunal, ICICI Bank submitted that there has been no progress in its insolvency petition filed against JAL, which was filed in September last year. The bank alleged that Jaypee group’s flagship firm is delaying admission of the insolvency plea by approaching several judicial forums. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepICICI Bank also said that hearing before the Allahabad bench of National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) was adjourned almost 12 times from September 10, 2018, to May 27, 2019, and such adjournments were “unfairly delaying” the resolution process. Hearing the matter, a single-member NCLAT bench of Justice Bansi Lal Bhat directed to list ICICI Bank’s plea on July 1 for hearing. JAL owes around Rs 1,296 crore and the bank had approached NCLT to recover the dues by filing an insolvency plea against the company under section 7 of the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code (IBC). Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsHowever, JAL challenged the ICICI Bank petition before the Allahabad High Court but the same was rejected. Later, JAL moved Supreme Court, which too refused to stay the application. “However, despite this, there is no development in this matter,” said ICICI Bank counsel on Monday. “We want direction to NCLT to expedite the matter,” the counsel said, alleging that the proceedings before NCLT are being played into the hands of the JAL promoters. In its petition, ICICI Bank has requested the appellate tribunal to “direct NCLT, Allahabad Bench to hear the (matter) … on an urgent and day-to-day basis and pass final order of disposal … expeditiously and without any further delay.” ICICI Bank also alleged that JAL is delaying the insolvency resolution process by approaching several judicial forums “only to prolong and delay the admission of the Insolvency Application”. “It is submitted that the Respondent (JAL) has been deliberately abusing insolvency resolution process by approaching different forums to stay or set aside the Insolvency Application,” it added.last_img read more

Defence lawyers complain about getting swamped with paper as Baazov trial starts

first_imgMONTREAL – An insider trading trial against former Amaya CEO David Baazov and his co-accused got underway Monday with defence lawyers reiterating a complaint about their inability to review millions of documents handed over by the securities regulator.Baazov lawyer Sophie Melchers told Quebec Court judge Salvatore Mascia that they have been unable to review nearly four million documents filed recently by the Quebec securities regulator, the Autorite des marches financiers (AMF), which raided the company’s offices in 2014 related to alleged attempts to influence Amaya’s share price and disclose privileged information.“For the record, we wish to make it clear that as we start this trial David Baazov and his counsel have not been given by the AMF or this court the time necessary to review the millions of documents disclosed and judged potentially relevant,” she said.Mascia intervened to criticize the comments related to issues he rejected in turning down a defence motion to stay the process over unreasonable delays.“This is not the time,” he said. “This is absolutely unnecessary.”Mascia insisted the rules of equity will apply if the defence wants to call back a prosecution witness to ask additional questions not covered under cross-examination.Stephanie Lapierre, defence lawyer for co-accused Yoel Altman, expressed similar frustrations.“Once again the AMF is going to have to live and die by decisions that they have made to make our lives difficult every step of the way,” she told the judge.The trial is expected to last until fall. The prosecution said it intends to call several witnesses, including investigators for AMF and bankers involved in financing the US$4.9 billion deal for PokerStars in 2014 that transformed the former Montreal firm into the world’s largest public online poker company.Baazov, who was not in court on Monday, has pleaded not guilty to securities-related charges following an investigation by Quebec’s stock market regulator.He is charged with five counts, including influencing or attempting to influence the market price of Amaya’s securities.Two other associates, Altman and Benjamin Ahdoot, face 18 additional charges stemming from the regulator’s investigation and have also pleaded not guilty.The charges carry penalties of up to five years in prison and $5 million in fines.In her opening statements, AMF prosecutor Isabelle Bouvier vowed to provide proof that Baazov shared confidential information to his co-accused about the 2014 PokerStars transaction.She said they used details of the PokerStars transaction that were not available to the average investor to buy shares of Amaya after the company’s share price fell during negotiations for the deal.Bouvier said emails between Baazov and Altman suggest they were concerned about the lower value of Amaya and needed to get “ahead of shorters like we have done before.”Amaya is now known as The Stars Group Inc. and has moved its operations to Toronto.Its shares reached a record high of $42.89 Monday morning in the first trading since announcing Saturday that it struck a $4.7-billion deal to acquire U.K.-based Sky Betting & Gaming. The deal comprises $3.6 billion cash and $1.1 billion in new Stars Group shares.They were up $4.95 or 13.25 per cent in afternoon trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Stars Group said the “pivotal” deal will make it a bigger player in the fast-growing business of online sports betting and become the world’s largest online gaming company.“Our objective at Stars is to build from strength to strength, capitalizing on our core booking platform to develop senior leadership position in existing verticals. Today’s announcement will vastly accelerate our progress towards that goal,” CEO Rafi Ashkenazi said during a Monday conference call.Ashkenazi said the deal will secure its position in Britain, the world’s largest online gaming market, and allow it to gain a foothold in emerging regulated markets, including potentially the United States.Sky Betting is owned by CVC Capital Partners and Sky PLC. Its brands include Sky Bet, Oddschecker and fantasy-sports sites.Simon Davies of Canaccord Genuity called it “an astute deal” for Stars Group.“Combined with the strength of the PokerStars brand in the U.S. and its U.S. customer database, it will be in a very strong position to capitalize on the potential revocation of PASPA (the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act) later this year, which could result in a number of U.S. states legalizing online sportsbook/gaming,” he wrote in a report.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter.(Companies in this story: TSX:TSGI).last_img read more

French Police Dismantle Drug Trafficking Network Operating in France Morocco

Rabat – French security services dismantled a drug trafficking network operating in France and Morocco on the night of Tuesday, October 2.Police seized two vehicles on a highway near Narbonne, in southern France.Police aught three of the suspects in possession of 528 kilograms of cannabis resin and 90 kilograms of cannabis. French police also arrested a fourth suspect in Clermont Ferrand who was in possession of a large sum of cash estimated at €200,000.The police opened an investigation into drug trafficking in the region when they seized 150 kilograms of cannabis resins at an undisclosed, AFP reported on Friday, October 4.Read Also: Morocco, Spain Help France Seize 11 Tons of CannabisThe French news agency added that drug trafficking operations in the European country generate a sum of €200,000 per week.The mastermind of the network is reported to be on the run in another foreign country. He is allegedly involved in “regular smuggling operating of cannabis resin and leaves from Morocco through Spain.”In May, France announced that Morocco and Spain had helped the French security services to seize 11 tons of cannabis in the region of Besancon.France, Morocco, and Spain have cooperated on various criminal investigations, but this latest operation is the biggest operation of its kind that involved tight cooperation between the three allies. read more

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:Scotia shindigThe Bank of Nova Scotia will hold its annual Financials Summit on Wednesday and Thursday, featuring speakers from the big Canadian banks. The conference comes in the wake of mixed third-quarter results that saw Canada’s six largest banks earn a collective $12 billion despite macroeconomic headwinds.Toronto Global ForumThe Toronto Global Forum kicks off on Wednesday. The three-day event, themed “navigating a world of disruption” will feature speakers including Manulife CEO Roy Gori, Linamar CEO Linda Hasenfratz, MLSE CEO Michael Friisdahl and former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci.Rate announcementThe Bank of Canada will make its interest rate announcement on Wednesday. The central bank is largely expected to keep its key interest rate target on hold this time, but economists will be looking for indications of when it might cut interest rates later this fall amid growing concerns about the global economy and the impact of the U.S.-China trade war.Big pot partyThe MJBizCon Int’l cannabis industry conference kicks off in Toronto on Wednesday. As Canada approaches its one-year anniversary of the legalization of cannabis and investors wonder if the pot market’s best days are behind it, the conference will explore what’s next for the Canadian market and beyond.August job numbersStatistics Canada will release Labour Force Survey results for August on Friday. The agency said that Canada lost 24,200 jobs in July and its unemployment rate moved up to 5.7 per cent to give the economy its weakest three-month stretch of job creation since early 2018. The Canadian Press read more

CAE sells first simulators for Chinas new C919 widebody aircraft

by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 18, 2012 4:46 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CAE sells first simulators for China’s new C919 wide-body aircraft MONTREAL – CAE Inc. said Tuesday it has sold four full-flight simulators worth a total of more than $50 million including the first simulators for China’s C919 wide-body aircraft being developed in co-operation with Bombardier.The flight simulator and training company sold two simulators to Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) for the new aircraft and two to a Russian company for Boeing and Bombardier aircraft.CAE said the Chinese simulators will be ready for use in 2015, prior to the aircraft’s entry into service, while the Russian simulators will be delivered in 2013.In addition to the C919 CAE 7000 Series simulators, CAE will provide two Level 5 flight and maintenance training devices to the Chinese company.Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) said in November that it was strengthening its collaboration with COMAC to develop common features for the CSeries and C919 aircraft.The companies are pushing ahead with talks on the second phase of their partnership after concluding a deal to jointly develop four components.They have already agreed to work together on cockpit-crew interfaces, electrical systems, standards and specifications for aluminum-lithium materials used in construction and technical publications.Although not identical, the two planes will share some ergonomics, systems and suppliers.COMAC has adopted the CSeries design concepts for the display consoles and the centre pedestal in the cockpit, making the two cockpits look and feel similar. Both companies will also use UTC Aerospace Systems to supply electrical systems that will have similar functionalities, architecture and maintenance requirements.The same approach will apply to the use of lightweight aluminum-lithium materials and technical publications for both planes.Bombardier is the world’s third-largest commercial aircraft manufacturer and largest maker of trains. Founded in 2008, COMAC is China’s main commercial aircraft company.CAE (TSX:CAE) said the other two simulators were ordered by Russian aviation company NITA on behalf of the country’s air transport agency. One simulates the Boeing 737NG and the other the Bombardier CRJ200.The Boeing simulator will be located at the Ulyanovsk Higher Civil Aviation School in Ulyanovsk, while the Bombardier simulator will be sent to St. Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation.CAE has announced orders for 23 full-flight simulators so far this fiscal year, slightly behind the 25 orders at the same time a year ago. CAE sold 37 units last year and expects orders this year will be in the “mid-30s.”Analyst Benoit Poirier of Desjardins Capital Markets said the orders Tuesday suggest that “momentum in civil is largely in line vs. last year.”“Although we are confident that management will meet its guidance, we believe orders are something to watch closely,” he wrote in a report.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, CAE’s shares closed up 11 cents at $10.16. read more

Outgoing UN envoy to Iraq strongly condemns latest wave of deadly attacks

In the latest wave of violence to strike the capital, Baghdad, at least 30 people have reportedly been killed in a series of car bombings yesterday. The attacks came at the end of the day-long fast Muslims are observing during the month of Ramadan. Martin Kobler, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), condemned “in the strongest terms” these attacks as well as other violent acts that have killed and injured hundreds of innocent people. “These criminal acts targeting Muslims praying in mosques or gathering after breaking their fast are senseless. The holy month of Ramadan should be a time for spirituality and forgiveness, instead of increasing violence and division,” he stated. “I am deeply saddened that my last words as the SRSG for Iraq have to be linked to violence and criminal acts,” he added. “I call on all Iraqis not to let violence prevail and to work together toward peace and dialogue, the only sustainable solution.” Last week, in his final briefing to the Security Council as the UN envoy for Iraq, Mr. Kobler noted an “alarming” scale of renewed violence in the country during the latest four months, with nearly 3,000 people killed and over 7,000 more wounded.He added that Iraq’s transition towards democracy and prosperity is in a crucial phase, and warned that with violence spiking, perpetrators are taking advantage of the instability caused by the ongoing political stalemate and the crisis in neighbouring Syria.Mr. Kobler, a German national, will soon take up his new post as the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and head of the UN peacekeeping mission there. read more

Eric Bristow apologises for football sex abuse comments

first_img Short URL By Shane Costello http://the42.ie/3110685 Wednesday 30 Nov 2016, 3:44 PM Follow us: the42.ie No Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share1 Tweet Email1 Weeks after retiring, Jessica Ennis-Hill to receive third world titleKlopp warns Liverpool fans not to get too excited about Woodburn Bristow appeared on ITV’s flaghsip morning show. Source: ITVFORMER DARTS WORLD champion Eric Bristow has apologised for suggesting football sex abuse victims were not “proper men”.The 59-year-old, who was sacked by Sky Sports in the aftermath of his offensive comments on social media, where he also said: “Might be a looney but if some football coach was touching me when I was a kid as I got older I would have went back and sorted that poof out.” He then went on to say he meant “paedo” not “poof”.He also claimed that darts players were “tough guys” while footballers were “wimps”.Today, the five-time world champion appeared on Good Morning Britain claiming that he made the comments on Twitter to encourage children to notify the correct authorities, but later accepted his comments were offensive.“I want youngsters now to go out and complain straight away. There’s no point complaining 30 years later,” he told the show’s host Piers Morgan.However, Bristow was confronted by Marilyn Hawes, the founder of the charity Enough Abuse, who was another guest on ITV’s flagship morning programme, and a mother of three sexually abused children.“I find you the most deeply offensive man that’s breathed oxygen, and quite frankly if I had a set of darts, I would stick them where the sun don’t shine,” Hawes said.“I sat with people last night that you have harmed immeasurably. And if you think that what you’ve said is clever, let me take you through what a bully is. You are a bully.”Bristow then admitted his comments were upsetting for abuse victims.“It was worded wrong. I apologise, it was a miswording. They are not wimps,” he said.A statement later released on Bristow’s Twitter page said he hoped that his comments will help victims come come forward quicker and that all money received for any interviews conducted will be donated to relevant charities.Comments are disabled as legal proceedings are ongoing.The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Eric Bristow apologises for football sex abuse comments The former darts champion was sacked by Sky Sports yesterday. Nov 30th 2016, 3:44 PM 26,871 Views last_img read more

Spin HipHop History With Google Doodle

first_imgNews Hip-hop was born Aug. 11, 1973, when DJ Kool Herc first used two turntables at a back-to-school party to extend the instrumental break in songs to keep the dancing happening. From here, the MC was added and an entire genre was born — one that now reigns as the most popular genre in music.When you click on the Google doodle, you’ll be greeted by Fab 5 Freddy — of “Yo! MTV Raps” hosting fame — who walks you through the history of hip-hop. From there, users enter the tutorial to learn how to spin their own tracks.Once you get the hang of it, you can pick from records from the likes of Timmy Thomas, the Winstons, Willie Hutch, Sweet G, and Rare Earth, along with a selection of generic beats. As you spin away, switching out records as you go, you hit goal milestones, which each unlock another nugget of hip-hop history.For example, once you spin three records, you learn that the Sequence were the first all-female hip-hop trio who had a huge hit with “Funk You Up” in the late 1970s. You can work your way through all 10 goals, having a blast mixing your own beats along the way while learning about the early history of hip-hop.So celebrate the historic birth of hip-hop, and get in on the Google doodle fun while it lasts!Read More: Rap Yearbook To Join AMC Visionaries Lineup As New Miniseries Email Facebook Twitter center_img Google Doodle: Unlock Hip-Hop History spin-hip-hop-history-google-doodle Revisit the birth of a genre with Google’s interactive beat-making doodleRenée FabianGRAMMYs Aug 11, 2017 – 10:47 am GRAMMY.comGoogle doodles are often a thing of wonder, and today’s doodle is no exception. What’s the occasion? The birth of hip-hop itself. Spin Hip-Hop History With Google Doodle last_img read more

Wilmington School Lunch Menus Week of May 13 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the Wilmington Public Schools lunch menus for the week of May 13, 2018.Wilmington High School & Wilmington Middle SchoolMonday, May 14Meatball Sub on a Wholegrain Roll; Spicy Curly Fries; 100% Frozen Juice CupTuesday, May 15Wholegrain Baked Ziti and Sauce; Garlic Bread; Green Beans; Mixed FruitWednesday, May 16Turkey Club Sub on a Wholewheat Sub Roll with Lettuce & Tomato; Reduced Fat Cape Cod Chips; Celery Stick with Low-Fat Dip; Fresh FruitThursday, May 17Wholegrain Chicken Nuggets; Wholewheat Roll; Whipped Potatoes; Carrots; PearsFriday, May 18Wholegrain Pizza Slice; Caesar Salad; Strawberries With Topping (High School Only: Smoothie & Wholegrain Pretzel)Lunch ($2.65-$2.85) includes: Entree (main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Juice and 8 oz. Assorted Lowfat Milk or Skim MilkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices at High School: Salad Bar, Pizza, Soup & Choice of SandwichAlternate Daily Lunch Choices at Middle School: Pre-made SaladAlso Available Daily: Variety of Fresh Fruit, Side Caesar salad or Baby Carrots, WG Bagel with Cheese StickMenus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School ProgramWest Intermediate, North Intermediate, Shawsheen Elementary, Woburn Street ElementaryMonday, May 14Meatball Sub on a Wholegrain Roll; Tater Tots; Fresh FruitTuesday, May 15Wholegrain Pancakes with Syrup; Jones Light Sausage; Celery Stick with Low-Fat Dip; PeachesWednesday, May 16Toasted Cheese on a Wholewheat Bread; Oven Fries; Fresh FruitThursday, May 17Wholegrain Chicken Nuggets; Wholewheat Roll; Whipped Potatoes; Carrots; PearsFriday, May 18Wholegrain Pizza Slice; Caesar Salad; Strawberries With ToppingLunch ($2.40) includes: Entree (Main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Justice and MilkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices: Ham & Cheese, Turkey & Cheese, Tuna, Salad Bar (Woburn St. only), Premade Salads (North, West & Shawsheen only), Pizza (Mon & Wed only), Bagels (Tues & Thurs only)Also Available Daily: Assorted Lowfat Milk or Skim Milk; Assorted Fresh Fruit; Assorted Juice; DessertMenus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School ProgramBoutwell Early Childhood Center & Wildwood Early Childhood CenterMonday, May 14Meatball Sub on a Wholegrain Roll; Tater Tots; Fresh FruitTuesday, May 15Wholegrain Pancakes with Syrup; Jones Light Sausage; Celery Stick with Low-Fat Dip; PeachesWednesday, May 16Toasted Cheese on a Wholewheat Bread; Oven Fries; Fresh FruitThursday, May 17Wholegrain Chicken Nuggets; Wholewheat Roll; Whipped Potatoes; Carrots; PearsFriday, May 18Wholegrain Pizza Slice; Caesar Salad; Strawberries With ToppingLunch ($2.40) includes: Entree (main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Juice and assorted lowfat or skim milkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices: WG Pizza (Mon. & Wed. only); Whole Wheat Bagel & Cheese Stick (Tues. & Thurs. only); Turkey & Cheese sandwich on WG bread (Mon., Wed., Fri. only); Ham & Cheese sandwich on WG bread (Tues. & Thurs. only)Also Available Daily: Assorted snacks and baked goods ($0.50-$0.60)Menus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School Program(NOTE: View these menus, plus the Gluten Free menus, online HERE.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of September 9, 2019)In “Education”Wilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of September 2, 2019)In “Education”Wilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of August 26, 2019)In “Education”last_img read more

Consumer advocates give Congress a different perspective on data privacy law

first_imgLawmakers heard from consumer advocates Wednesday on a potential data privacy law. Saul Gravy/Getty Images The road to a US data privacy law is paved with hearings.On Wednesday, the Senate commerce committee heard from consumer advocates on how lawmakers should craft a data privacy bill. Tech firms often have lawmakers’ attention — spending a record $65 million in lobbying last year — but Wednesday’s hearing gave consumer advocates the chance to voice their concerns.Witnesses included representatives from the American Civil Liberties Union, the Future of Privacy Forum, Common Sense Media and the Irish Data Protection Commission, and their recommendations differed vastly from suggestions technology firms have made to Congress in past hearings. Among other things, the advocates urged federal legislators to protect state laws and give enforcers more resources to penalize companies that abuse people’s data.As privacy issues with tech giants like Facebook and Google continue to brew, US lawmakers are looking to pass legislation that can rein in how companies collect and use people’s personal data. Though the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation went into effect last May, the US doesn’t have a national equivalent regulating privacy.”It’s clear that companies have not adequately learned from past failures, and at the expense of consumers, we are seeing that self-regulation is insufficient,” Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell, a ranking member on the committee, said during the hearing.Without a federal law on privacy, a government watchdog found, there’s been weak enforcement against companies that mishandle millions of people’s data. Lawmakers have gone back and forth on a federal data privacy bill, with multiple Congress members proposing their own versions of potential legislation. Tech VIPs have also called for a federal data privacy law. Apple CEO Tim Cook has voiced his support for legislation, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has called for a privacy protection bill, and Google has shared its framework for what legislation should look like. Though there’s no federal law, multiple states have passed their own bills, including California, in a move supporters called a “milestone moment.” Tech companies are calling for a federal law that would pre-empt all the state laws that’ve already passed — telling lawmakers that multiple states with their own rules for privacy protection would lead to confusion. The advocates, on the other hand, have warned that a federal law that pre-empts state laws would be harmful to data privacy in the long run. Because technology advances fast and federal laws can’t keep up, it’s often up to states to draft new legislation. “We know firsthand that in many cases it has been states, not Congress, that have led efforts to protect consumers,” Neema Singh Giuliani, senior legislative counsel at the ACLU, said in her opening remarks. “These states have acted as laboratories. They’ve experimented and innovated with new ways to protect consumers.” The witnesses also called for stronger enforcement against tech companies. Under current laws, the Federal Trade Commission is limited in its resources when it comes to penalizing tech companies. Facebook is expecting an FTC fine of up to $5 billion, but the agency said it doesn’t have enough resources to enforce many data abuses.That’s different from the Irish Data Protection Commission, which has received 5,839 complaints in the 11 months since the GDPR came into effect, commissioner Helen Dixon said. The IDPC has 51 large-scale investigations underway, 12 of which are focused on major US tech companies, the commissioner said.Legislation should also limit how much data companies can harvest, with consumer advocates calling for data minimization. That would mean companies should be able to request only necessary data, and nothing else.”If I have a flashlight app, is it really reasonable for the app to require me to turn over all my location data or my financial data, just as a condition of using that app?” Giuliani said.If federal legislation passes, advocates said, there also needs to be a public awareness campaign on new privacy protections. And we need to see a shift from the legalese-filled privacy policies that people have routinely ignored, the witnesses said.”Clear, easy-to-use information is absolutely critical,” said Jim Steyer, founder of Common Sense Media. “This is complex stuff, and we need to make it very easy for consumers to understand what their rights are and how to exercise them.” Politics Security Tags 0center_img Share your voice Post a commentlast_img read more

India gets firstofitskind Bitcoin ATM kiosk in Bengaluru heres all you need

first_img Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:59Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:58?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … India’s first bitcoin ATM launched in Bangalorecenter_img Despite warnings by the Reserve Bank of India and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Unocoin Technologies Private Ltd has set up India’s first Bitcoin ATM in Bengaluru.Unocoin said that they are calling it a kiosk and not an ATM as many might mistake it for a regular machine from which they can withdraw cash.Unocoin, a blockchain solutions provider, has made it easier for Indians to trade bitcoins since the Indian government in February banned banks from trading cryptocurrency. Pixabay”We have a customer base of 13 lakh users and we are hoping that this will ease the pain points of customers after the ban,” says Sathvik Viswanath, CEO and founder, Unocoin.To trade cryptocurrency, Indians have to seek the help of known people living abroad, where the transactions are allowed, reports TOI.This was due to the unpredictability that the cryptocurrency posed to the markets.The bitcoin kiosk, which is similar to a normal ATM, has the card slot disabled. Instead, they will have to enter a 12-digit-pin which will allow them to withdraw money they made by trading the bitcoins. This will be done after the user contacts Unocoin and inform them of the amount they want to withdraw.”The user would then visit the Unocoin Kiosk to enter the reference number and OTP that was sent to his registered mobile number to withdraw the INR,” Unocoins was quoted by Times Now.The blockchain company added that for deposit, a one-time password and the user ID will be sent to the registered mobile number after which the customer can get the money deposited.While talking about cryptocurrency, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in his budget speech, “The government does not consider cryptocurrencies legal tender or coin and will take all measures to eliminate the use of these cryptoassets in financing illegitimate activities or as part of the payment system.”However, Vishwanath found a loophole in this statement.”The finance minister’s statement was very clear. He said cryptocurrencies are not legal tender in India. He did not say illegal tender. There’s a huge difference. It only means you bear the risk of your investment and there’s no regulation or the industry,” Vishwanath said.last_img read more

The time travel

first_imgCuriosity and the passion to collect rare things can go a long way and is surely a tedious task. Tarun Thakral’s passion to collect unique things led him to incept the concept of Transport Heritage Museum so as he could share it with everyone.’I am collecting rare transportation objects since 1994, when I first went Paris for my studies. I was inspired by a friend who used to collect souvenir eggs. Over the years I’ve personally collected everything from various parts of country and abroad as well,’ he said. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The first level of the museum is the automobile gallery which showcases the evolution of the Indian car industry, as well as cars that have been used in India since advent of motoring. 75 vintage cars parked alongside a recreated scene of Indian roads. There is also a section which has cars used in Bollywood flicks like the red car used in Dil To Pagal Hai and more. All these have been either bought by Thakral or been donated for his collection.The second level is amusing to stroll around as each section on the level portray different era of locomotion like pre-mechanised section has an array of palanquins, howdhas, bullock carts, horse carriages and camel carts. Along with it on display are decorative items such as carriage lamps which also used to denote the status of people – the higher the status the bigger the lamp. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixAnother section is devoted to Indian Railways where a railway platform has been recreated of 1930’s including original posters, train tickets, lamps, railway maps. The heavy transportation section has bus, trucks, trams videos and a range of other things.The third level is especially amusing for us as it had collectible Indian toys looking at them will instantly take you back to childhood. A huge J3C Cub air craft in signature yellow suspended in the mid-air marks the aviation section which details history and evolution of Indian aviation industry. Next was the rural transportation section which has every two wheeler right from bicycles, tricycles, the SD motorcycle, Lambretta scooter, Vespa among other. Indigenous systems of transport such as phat-phat, chakhda, jugaad and Vikram auto are also on display.The final level has an art gallery where rural and contemporary art works are displayed. A section of historical collection displays old lithographs, original photos and rare pictures, vintage ephemera, vintage road maps of India among other.Thakral’s idea is to keep museum as dynamic as possible by constantly changing things and adding more. It’s also a fun way of learning so the museum has various educational programmes for children like educational visits, workshop, activities and also a weekend learning program for children.last_img read more

Club Med manages its new Iframe tool agents reap the rewards

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