Violence, poverty reign in Honduran city where caravans form

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras – In the dusty, dimly lit neighborhoods of San Pedro Sula, everyone knows the unwritten rules: There are places you don’t go without permission. If driving, roll down the windows so gang members and their lookouts can see who is inside. It’s safest to stay home after nightfall, leaving the streets … Read moreViolence, poverty reign in Honduran city where caravans form

Sensex, Nifty start on a choppy note on weak global cues

Domestic equity benchmarks BSE sensex and NSE Nifty started on a choppy note on Monday tracking weak cues from global markets as rising rift between the US and China kept investors on edge. The 30-share index was trading 23.96 points, or 0.06 per cent, lower at 37,439.03. The broader NSE Nifty was also trading 7.85 … Read moreSensex, Nifty start on a choppy note on weak global cues

Violence, poverty reign in Honduran city where caravans form

published 2019-05-13 00:02:47 by SONIA PÉREZ D. SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras – In the dusty, dimly lit neighborhoods of San Pedro Sula, everyone knows the unwritten rules: There are places you don’t go without permission. If driving, roll down the windows so gang members and their lookouts can see who is inside. It’s safest to … Read moreViolence, poverty reign in Honduran city where caravans form

Attorney General William P. Barr Delivers Remarks at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Candlelight Vigil

I feel a special bond with the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Twenty-eight years ago when I served as the 77th Attorney General of the United States I stood with President George H.W. Bush when we broke ground for the Memorial. In the intervening years, I was very proud to serve in a company that was … Read moreAttorney General William P. Barr Delivers Remarks at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Candlelight Vigil

Informatica Agrees to Pay $21.57 Million for Alleged False Claims Caused by Its Commercial Pricing Disclosures

“Companies that negotiate contracts with the government must make complete and accurate disclosures,” said Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt of the Department of Justice’s Civil Division.  “We will continue to hold accountable those who harm taxpayers by withholding critical information from contracting agencies.” Please follow and like us:

Justice Department and Louisiana Supreme Court Reach Agreement to Provide Language Assistance for Individuals Not Proficient in English

The Department of Justice has reached an agreement with the Louisiana Supreme Court (LSC) that recognizes the LSC’s commitment to work with the Louisiana Judiciary to phase-in a language access program that will provide oral and written language assistance services at no cost to limited English proficient (LEP) individuals in all state court proceedings and … Read moreJustice Department and Louisiana Supreme Court Reach Agreement to Provide Language Assistance for Individuals Not Proficient in English

Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division Joins Framework on Competition Agency Procedures as Founding Member

“I encourage our antitrust enforcement partners around the world to become founding members of this historic multilateral framework on procedures,” said Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Antitrust Division.  “Broad participation in the new framework will demonstrate our universal commitment to transparency and fairness, and it will strengthen cooperation among and confidence in antitrust … Read moreDepartment of Justice’s Antitrust Division Joins Framework on Competition Agency Procedures as Founding Member

Credit Impulse Dies Some More

The value of new lending commitments to households fell 3.7 per cent in March 2019, seasonally adjusted, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures on new lending to households and businesses. The fall in lending to households in March follows a 2.2 per cent rise in February 2019. ABS Chief Economist, Bruce … Read moreCredit Impulse Dies Some More

CBA Ups Provisions And Reports Margin Squeeze

CBA released their quarter update to 31 March 2019. Its an unaudited summary. Its weak, and confirms the trends we saw elsewhere. Customer remediation is costing them dear. CBA shares dropped. They announced an unaudited statutory net profit of $1.75 billion and a cash net profit of $1.70 billion. Headline profit was impacted by $714 … Read moreCBA Ups Provisions And Reports Margin Squeeze

Trade deal now or it will be far worse after 2020: Trump to China

President Donald Trump warned China on Saturday that it should strike a trade deal with the US now, otherwise an agreement would be “far worse for them if it has to be negotiated in my second term”. Washington and Beijing are locked in a trade battle that has seen mounting tariffs, sparking fears the dispute … Read moreTrade deal now or it will be far worse after 2020: Trump to China

Tassie First Home Builders Grant Extended

The Tasmanian Government announced yesterday that they have extended their first home builders grant. The Hodgman Liberal Government is a strong supporter of our building and construction industry, and we want to boost dwelling construction so more Tasmanians can be in a position to own their own home. The Hodgman Liberal Government will extend the … Read moreTassie First Home Builders Grant Extended

More Rate Cuts For New Mortgages

From The Adviser. ANZ and Macquarie Bank have reduced their home loan rates by up to 60bps, with changes across both lenders effective from 10 May. For its Breakfree discount package, ANZ has announced the following rate changes for owner-occupiers: three-year owner-occupied principal and interest rates have been cut by 30bps to 3.69 per cent … Read moreMore Rate Cuts For New Mortgages

Is China’s Belt & Road a Decade Too Late?

The world appears to be tiring of globalization and hegemons, and that trend may doom the Belt & Road to irrelevancy. The conventional narrative holds that China’s Belt & Road Initiative is cementing China’s global superpower status. There’s an alternative narrative, however: it’s a decade too late. From this perspective, global trade has reached the top … Read moreIs China’s Belt & Road a Decade Too Late?

How ITC lit up non-cigarette brands

A late entrant in FMCG and packaged foods, ITC challenged domestic and multinational companies alike, following a clear vision of its legendary former chairman Yogi C Deveshwar, to quickly scale the non-cigarette businesses of the company. ITC stuck to the classic textbook approach to build the FMCG business, which today boasts of a portfolio of … Read moreHow ITC lit up non-cigarette brands

Vikas Khanna to share Cannes stage with Julianne Moore

File photo: Vikas Khanna with NRI Pulse’s Jyothsna Hegde and Namita Dogra Sudan at the recently held Atlanta International Film Festival. Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Celebrity chef-turned-filmmaker Vikas Khanna will join a masterclass ‘Life through a Different Lens’ with Academy Award-winning actress Julianne Moore and others at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival. Khanna will walk the red carpet of the gala on its opening night on May 14, and he will … Read moreVikas Khanna to share Cannes stage with Julianne Moore

New Jersey Indian Real Estate and Business Investor Nirav Patel Indicted for alleged Theft of $750,000

Nirav Patel (39), Hoboken, NJ resident and real estate and business investor indicted on May 8, 2019 by New Jersey state grand jury for allegedly stealing $750,000. Nirav Patel According to the indictment: Patel is a real estate and business investor whose primary focus has been restaurants and bars in New Jersey and New York. … Read moreNew Jersey Indian Real Estate and Business Investor Nirav Patel Indicted for alleged Theft of $750,000

Here’s What Drivers Should Expect from Uber Comfort

Have you heard of Uber Comfort? It’s a new program Uber is beta testing in cities across the country, including Phoenix and Atlanta. RSG contributor Paula Gibbins covers what Uber Comfort is, its roll out in cities nationwide, and how its affecting drivers. Has Uber Comfort rolled out in your city? Let us know in the comments … Read moreHere’s What Drivers Should Expect from Uber Comfort

Swoop – Uber for Large Group Rides?

The new, tech-based, gig-worker economy presents all kinds of opportunities— opportunities that will inevitably be taken advantage of by smart entrepreneurs. One such opportunity is the demand for group transportation. We’re talking about the kind of groups too big for services like Uber XL or Lyft XL and factoring in the massive under-utilization of large-capacity … Read moreSwoop – Uber for Large Group Rides?

Shiv Chopra and Georgia Tech teammates win ESPN Esports championship

Houston, May 12 (IANS) A team from Georgia Institute of Technology, including an Indian-American student, has won “Hearthstone Collegiate Championship”, part of the first-ever ESPN Collegiate Esports Championship. Shiv Chopra along with two Georgia Tech teammates swept off Minnesota team 3-0 in the finals here late Saturday. The match was streamed live on ESPN3 and Twitch.tv, … Read moreShiv Chopra and Georgia Tech teammates win ESPN Esports championship

Reliance entry to digitise 5 million kirana stores by 2023: Report

Richest Indian Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries’ entry into online retailing will help expand the current 15,000 digitised retail stores to over 5 million by 2023, a study of Bank of America Merrill Lynch said. As much as 90 per cent of India’s $700 billion retail market is unorganised, made up mostly of neighbourhood kirana stores … Read moreReliance entry to digitise 5 million kirana stores by 2023: Report

Unnatural Acts As Advertised

We discuss the Coalition plans for first time buyers. As expected. Sound of can being kicked down the road! Remember such incentives lift prices, and will “bribe” people into a falling market. One of the new announcements in today’s launch was the Coalition’s commitment to helping first home buyers save for a deposit sooner by … Read moreUnnatural Acts As Advertised