Times 100 Most Influential Hacked

first_imgIn addition to voting moot to the top of the list, the hackers apparently rearranged the top 21 names so that the first letter of their names—looking down the list—spelled out the phrase “Marblecake Also the Game.” The online poll closes April 28, the spokesperson said. Even Time.com isn’t immune to hackers. The magazine’s annual online poll of the top 100 most influential people in government, science, technology and the arts has been flooded with fake votes by followers of 4chan, an online message board.Taking advantage of an apparent lack of authentication or validation of the online process, hackers used “autovoters” to inundate the Time poll with millions of votes for “moot,” a pseudonym of Christopher Poole, operator of 4chan. Voting went live March 19.“We took many preventative measures to maintain the integrity of the Time 100 poll on Time.com, and moot has a passionate community of users who worked to influence the poll,” a Time spokesperson wrote in an e-mail to FOLIO:.Time editors traditionally include the person with the most votes online in the magazine’s official list, which is to appear in the May 1 issue.last_img read more

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Americana Supergroup Im With Her Required Listening

first_img “Required Listening” Billy Porter Jr. Jimmy Iovine, Scott Goldman and Allen HughesPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Scott Goldman and Dan AuerbachPhoto: Alison Buck/Getty Images Jeff LynnePhoto: Lester Cohen/WireImage Jimmy Iovine, Scott Goldman and Allen HughesPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Hear It Now: Alessia Cara | “Required Listening” Aloe BlaccPhoto: Courtesy of GRAMMY Museum Jimmy Iovine, Scott Goldman and Allen HughesPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Creative surprises born of togetherness also apply to their songwriting, and they cite the tracks “Game To Lose” and “I-89” as having snowballed after each began as just a groove. But all four discussed the unique context of the folk/Americana circuit as nurturing that kind of creativity. Watkins responded to a point made by O’Donovan that this even extends to their audiences. “I bet you 85 percent of the audience have guitars and sing songs with their friends,” Watkins says. “They’re relating to the bands on stage as people who speak the same language. It’s that commonality and that appreciation.” “Required Listening” Dan Auerbach Imagine DragonsPhoto: Alison Buck/Getty Images Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan and Sara Watkins feel their trio’s coming together was natural and organic, the way folk music should bePhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Oct 4, 2018 – 5:05 pm In the latest episode of the GRAMMY Museum’s Required Listening podcast, Artistic Director Scott Goldman interviewed Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan and Sara Watkins about their folk supergroup I’m With Her. The Americana trio’s first album together, See You Around, was released in February 2018 to critical acclaim.Listen Now: “Required Listening” With I’m With HerAt the 59th GRAMMY Awards, Jarosz took home two wins; for Best Folk Album for a solo release of her’s, Undercurrent, as well as for Best American Roots Performance for the LP’s track “House Of Mercy.” Watkins’ band Nickel Creek won Best Contemporary Folk Album for This Side at the 45th GRAMMY Awards. O’Donovan’s singing with Crooked Still brought her widespread attention and a supportive community of fans, including fellow artists. As Goldman and the three women discuss in the episode, the collaborative creativity of the folk/Americana circuit of festivals meant they had been supportive friends long before collaboration became an organic next step.The women didn’t know what to expect when they began singing together, which was part of what made their collaboration fun and exciting. Responding to Watkins’ observations about singing around a single microphone, Jarosz expands that they found it “sonically unifying as a young band to be able to be that close and figure out what our blend is, what our vibe is, how the different timbres of our voices go together.” She continues, “Now I personally feel more comfortable on a multi-mic set-up having had the time put in with the one mic…It’s so special and intimate and close that way.” Johnny Mathis, Babyface | “Required Listening” Prev Next Listen: Sheryl Crow | “Required Listening” Listen: Jeff Lynne | “Required Listening” “Required Listening” On Julia Michaels’ “Issues” Jeff LynnePhoto: Lester Cohen/WireImage Scott Goldman and Julia MichaelsPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Listen: Weezer | “Required Listening” Scott Goldman and Julia MichaelsPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Keith Urban and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Matt Winkelmeyer/WireImage.com Photo: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Erika Ender | “Required Listening” Podcast Aloe BlaccPhoto: Courtesy of GRAMMY Museum Listen: Aloe Blacc | “Required Listening” Andy Grammer and Scott Goldman Sheryl Crow and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Timothy Norris/WireImage.com “Required Listening” Spotlights ‘The Defiant Ones’ Photo: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Hear It Now: Alessia Cara | “Required Listening” Erika Ender | “Required Listening” Podcast (L-R) Heather Parry, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images Weezer and Scott Goldman (right)Photo: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Weezer and Scott Goldman (right)Photo: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Photo: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com “Required Listening” Billy Porter Jr. Listen: Sheryl Crow | “Required Listening” “Required Listening” Spotlights ‘The Defiant Ones’ We performed Adele’s “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” in bed for seriously ill kids stuck in theirs for @MyMusicRx’s #Bedstock. We challenge @adele to play from bed, too! You can make a difference by donating at https://t.co/uEMnsS1xsj! Full vid: https://t.co/IQMhPg9W0i pic.twitter.com/dgSjts6zzg— I’m With Her (@imwithherband) September 27, 2018 Billy Porter Jr. and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images Listen: Justin Tranter | “Required Listening” Cold War Kids and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Billy Porter Jr. and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images Listen: Jeff Lynne | “Required Listening” Weezer and Scott Goldman (right)Photo: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com “Required Listening” Dan Auerbach Listen: Aloe Blacc | “Required Listening” Imagine DragonsPhoto: Alison Buck/Getty Images Hear It Now: Alessia Cara | “Required Listening” I’m With Her | “Required Listening” Sheryl Crow and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Timothy Norris/WireImage.com I’m With HerPhoto: Jason Kempin/AMA/Getty Images Listen: Keith Urban | “Required Listening” “Required Listening” Podcast I’m With Her | “Required Listening” americana-supergroup-im-her-required-listening Listen: Jeff Lynne | “Required Listening” Facebook Listen: Weezer | “Required Listening” Subscribe To “Required Listening” And Listen Now At Apple MusicRead more Listen: Aloe Blacc | “Required Listening” Alessia Cara and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com https://twitter.com/imwithherband/status/1045312512265080832 Listen: Cold War Kids | “Required Listening” “Required Listening”: New GRAMMY Museum Podcast Cold War Kids and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Imagine DragonsPhoto: Alison Buck/Getty Images Erika Ender | “Required Listening” Podcast Appreciating music in common extends to keeping entire albums on repeat during long car rides between venues. Jarosz cited Away Out On The Mountain by Tim O’Brien and the GRAMMY-winning Modern Vampires Of The City by Vampire Weekend, while O’Donovan made a touching confession about her soft spot for The Sound Of Music Soundtrack. “I just want to say for the record, sometimes you just have to go dig way back deep into your subliminal early influences and figure out what it is that makes you tick,” she shared. “I think it’s Christopher Plummer for me.” For those too young to recognize the name, the actor portrayed the patriarch of the German Trapp Family Singers in the film also starring Julie Andrews.I’m With Her is currently on tour across North America, creatively connecting their fresh Americana to the genre’s deep folk roots. Diddy, Heather Parry | “Required Listening” “Required Listening” Dan Auerbach Billy Porter Jr. and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images Listen: Keith Urban | “Required Listening” Aloe BlaccPhoto: Courtesy of GRAMMY Museum Photo: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Listen: Justin Tranter | “Required Listening” Andy Grammer and Scott Goldman Listen: Sheryl Crow | “Required Listening” Americana Supergroup I’m With Her | “Required Listening” I’m With HerPhoto: Jason Kempin/AMA/Getty Images Justin Tranter and Scott Goldman “Required Listening” On Julia Michaels’ “Issues” (L-R) Heather Parry, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images Justin Tranter and Scott Goldman Email Listen: Weezer | “Required Listening” I’m With Her | “Required Listening” Jeff LynnePhoto: Lester Cohen/WireImage “Required Listening” On Julia Michaels’ “Issues” I’m With HerPhoto: Jason Kempin/AMA/Getty Images Scott Goldman and Julia MichaelsPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Twitter Listen: Keith Urban | “Required Listening” “Required Listening”: New GRAMMY Museum Podcast https://www.instagram.com/p/Bm0MueiAoiu I’m With Her | “Required Listening” Justin Tranter and Scott Goldman Keith Urban and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Matt Winkelmeyer/WireImage.com “Required Listening”: New GRAMMY Museum Podcast Andy Grammer and Scott Goldman Listen: Cold War Kids | “Required Listening” Listen: Andy Grammer | “Required Listening” Listen: Cold War Kids | “Required Listening” Johnny Mathis, Babyface | “Required Listening” News Diddy, Heather Parry | “Required Listening” Diddy, Heather Parry | “Required Listening” Keith Urban and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Matt Winkelmeyer/WireImage.com Sheryl Crow and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Timothy Norris/WireImage.com “Required Listening” Spotlights ‘The Defiant Ones’ Photo: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Listen: Andy Grammer | “Required Listening” Alessia Cara and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com (L-R) Heather Parry, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images Scott Goldman and Dan AuerbachPhoto: Alison Buck/Getty Images Cold War Kids and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Scott Goldman and Dan AuerbachPhoto: Alison Buck/Getty Images Johnny Mathis, Babyface | “Required Listening” Alessia Cara and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Listen: Andy Grammer | “Required Listening” Photo: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Listen: Justin Tranter | “Required Listening” “Required Listening” Billy Porter Jr.last_img read more

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Google Chromes Canvas app lets you unleash your artistic ability

first_img Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Comments Post a comment Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Read DJI Osmo Action preview Internet Services Tech Industry Turo 0 $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Boost Mobile Read the Rylo camera preview Share your voice JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. $60 at Best Buy Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $155 at Google Express Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Chris Monroe/CNET $999 Read the AirPods review Sarah Tew/CNET Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). $59 at eBay Read Google Home Hub review See at Turo DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $299 at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) See at Amazon Turo: Save $30 on any car rentalcenter_img Sarah Tew/CNET What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Angela Lang/CNET $520 at HP Sprint Rylo Amazon Chrome Google,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $999 TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays See it 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. Sarah Tew/CNET Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. We drew a very quick vampire on Google Canvas, but you can probably do better. Google Canvas/Screenshot by CNET Google is letting you doodle within its Chrome browser with a simple app.You can go to Canvas using canvas.apps.chrome and start drawing immediately, as previously reported by Chrome Unboxed.It’s pretty straightforward — you can choose among pencil, ink pen, marker, chalk and eraser, then pick any hex color. This gives you a massive range of palettes.Your drawing is saved to your Google account, and you can download it as a PNG file.Drawing with a mouse or touchpad isn’t ideal (as evidenced by our quick attempt), so would-be Google Canvas artists probably will be better off using a stylus and touchscreen. See It Apple iPhone XS $999 Best Buy The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) See It See It $999 An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. $6 at Tidal Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Share your voice 7 Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Tags The Cheapskate Tags $210 at Best Buylast_img read more

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CVC summons WalMart India head in alleged bribery case

first_imgThe Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has summoned the India head of US-based multinational retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc in the wake of allegations that the company had paid massive amounts as bribe in India to obtain regulatory permits for some of its operations.The CVC probe will involve examination of the retailer’s documents and for the first time, the investigation agency is acting on its own based on a media report.”Some observations have been made that Wal-Mart gave some amount to government officials here. It is our duty to look into it,” PTI quoted Vigilance Commissioner TM Bhasin as sayingHe said “the Commission has taken suo motu cognisance of it and summoned country head of Wal-Mart here.””We have asked them to submit details to us by November 15,” Bhasin said.It is also for the first time that the CVC has initiated a probe against a private firm.Wal-Mart is suspected to have paid “thousands of small payments” to junior-level officials in India in order to pass its goods through customs or get real estate approvals, the Wall Street Journal had reported last month.”The vast majority of the suspicious payments were less than $200, and some were as low as $5, the people said, but when added together they totalled millions of dollars,” the report said.Wal-Mart decided to put aside its plans to foray into the Indian market in 2013 by discontinuing its joint venture with Bharti Enterprises Ltd. After that, the company opted to go alone in India.”Wal-Mart was also involved in lobbying before the US Congress in this regard,” the report said, citing Congressional disclosure reports of the past few years.last_img read more

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Disclosure of property jewelry and overseas account holdings not allowed in PMGKY

first_imgThe Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Wednesday clarified that assets in overseas accounts, jewelry, stocks and immovable property cannot be declared through the government’s new tax amnesty scheme. Black money purge: Demonetisation not a cure, says AssochamUnder the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY), the CBDT said, only undisclosed income deposited in any bank or post office account can be declared by paying 50 percent of the amount in taxes and surcharges. Also, a quarter of the total sum should be parked in a non-interest bearing deposit for four years. In 2016, the government had announced its first Income Disclosure Scheme (IDS), which closed on September 30, 2016, for holders of unaccounted wealth held in cash as well as other forms such as immovable property and jewelry. Under the new income disclosure plan, a person can avail the scheme for any assessment year commencing on or before April 1, 2017. Further, deposits made in the bank account prior to the financial year 2016-17 can also be declared under the scheme.The tax department noted that a declaration under the PMGKY Scheme can be filed for deposits made in an account maintained with a specified entity by any mode such as cash, cheque, RTGS, NEFT or any electronic transfer system. The cash seized by the department and deposited in the public deposit account may be allowed to be adjusted for making payment of tax, surcharge and penalty under the scheme on the request of the person from whom the cash is seized. “However, the said amount shall not be allowed to be adjusted for making deposits under the scheme.” On the issue of a person against whom a search/survey operation has been initiated, such a person is “eligible to file the declaration under the scheme,” the CBDT said. However, no credit for advance tax paid, TDS or TCS shall be allowed under the PMGKY.last_img read more

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SFIO seeks investigation into RBI officials alleged role in ILFS collapse

first_imgWikipediaThe Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) suspects that a senior RBI officer may have played a role in IL&FS Financial Services (IL&FS) collapse, a media report says. It is reckoned that the total failure of RBI’s regulatory mechanism is one of the key reasons for the company’s collapse causing likely loss of millions of rupees to investors.The IL&FS crisis along with that of Dewan Housing Finance Limited (DHFL) had invited criticism of the regulatory efficiency of the pro-business government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Arun Jaitley as finance minister during the first stint of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the RBI policies during the period. As the finance minister in Modi 2.0, Nirmala Sitharaman has her task cut out to clean up the mess that the non-banking financial companies (NBFC) are in and restore public confidence in them so that the liquidity crisis could be tackled.SFIO, which is investigating the IL&FS case, has directed the RBI to conduct an internal investigation into the issues linked to the non-banking financial company (NBFC) to probe the complete failure of the regulatory mechanisms, the report on the Time of India website says. SFIO has apparently found some information to suggest that former IL&FS CEO Ramesh Bawa may have had links with a senior RBI official, which helped the company dodge procedural safeguards, the report says citing an unidentified source in the SFIO. Bawa allegedly used this contact to get favourable decisions on regulatory matters. The Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) has directed the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to conduct an internal probe as it suspects collusion at some level within RBI with IL&FS leading to the current crisis.PwC-AssochamThe SFIO has no evidence yet of any quid pro quo involving any RBI official and IL&FS, the source said. The RBI’s inspection detected problems with IL&FS way back in 2015, the report says citing an unidentified government source. The RBI, however, took until 2017 to convey to IL&FS that the company had committed serious procedural errors. The RBI informed the company that its definition of what constituted a group was wrong and gave it two years to wind down its investment and follow regulatory norms on the definition of group companies, sources said.The SFIO has asked the RBI to investigate why it failed to take timely action despite two reports about IL&FS’ problems with net-owned funds and capital adequacy ratio. The investigative agency believes that timely regulatory action could have prevented the collapse. “The probe has shown that things would only go up to a level in the RBI,” the report said quoting a source that cited SFIO’s findings. In a charge sheet filed in a Mumbai court, the SFIO pointed to several irregularities by IL&FS, including the failure to follow the RBI’s directions on non-performing assets (NPA) classification. It also said that IL&FS violated group lending norms, resulting in a grave miscalculation of net-owned funds.Serious issues with the 1987-founded IL&FS group that has about 300 subsidiaries financing infrastructure projects began coming to light last year when some of them began defaulting on repayment of loans to various institutions. Since then the crisis has snowballed into something that has hit many NBFCs and threatened to pull in even many mutual funds.last_img read more

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Sazal Jain has all the quality to become and successful Music Producer

first_imgMusic production is not an easy job. Although the technology involved in music production has dramatically changed over the years, creative work has remained unchanged. To be successful, you must have music production skills.Sazal Jain, who is known for helping music artist, has decided to start his production house in a short time. But will it be easy to start a big production house in a day, well atlist we can say the relations which Sazal has developed nothing is impossible for him? But can he do good things with his production house?Why it is commanding because only love for music can not help you grow in this field. He has to deal with individuals from the record label, artists, and probably prima donnas.Sazal has to go through the details because one bad day can spoil everything, and that is the difference between producing a hit and flop song. It will be a daunting task for Sazal; he might need the people of this field who can help him in crucial situations.Sazal has to learn one more thing, and that is patience. If he remains calm and relaxed in every situation, then he will not face significant issues while producing albums. Then he has to be respectful to the people who are working with him because a good team can do wonders for the production house. After all, it is a teamwork.We feel Sazal Jain can come over the above problems because he is a capable person and very energetic with good relations with top names. All these things will help him progress faster than an ordinary production house. So we are confident if he starts his production house, he will get success for sure.Here’s wishing Haryana’s Icon Sazal Jain all the best for his future ventures. We hope it does more good things for penniless souls and artist.IBT does not endorse any of the above content.last_img read more

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Minor boy shot dead in Noakhali

first_img.A 10-year old boy was shot to death by a man following previous enmity with his father at Khobir Miar Bazar area of Hatia municipality in Noakhali on Sunday evening.The father also sustained bullet injury in the incident.The deceased is, Nirob, 10, a student of class V of local Rahmania Fazil Madrasa and son of Md Miraz Uddin of the upazila.Police identified the miscreant as a local named Jinnur.Miraz had a dispute with Jinnur and the fatalities occurred due to that enmity, said Hatia police station officer-in-charge Kamruzzaman Shikdar.Jinnur fired several gun shots at Miraz and his minor son all of a sudden at around 7:30pm. Both sustained bullet injuries while trying to escape, according to the police and witness.The injured were immediately rushed to the nearest Upazila Health Complex, later shifted to Noakhali General Hospital where Nirob succumbed to his injury around 12:00am on Monday, said police.A case is being processed to file in this conection.last_img read more

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PM urges Muslim countries to exert pressure on Myanmar

first_img.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday called upon the Muslim Ummah to lead the campaign of mounting pressure on Myanmar for creating conducive environment for sustainable repatriation of the Rohingyas from Bangladesh.“I urge the Muslim Ummah to lead the campaign of mounting pressure on Myanmar for creating conducive environment for sustainable repatriation of the Rohingyas from Bangladesh and ensuring accountability of the atrocities committed against them,” she said.The prime minister was delivering her statement in a Meeting of OIC Contact Group on Rohingya Muslim Minority in the UN Headquarters.The permanent mission of Saudi Arabia and the OIC secretariat jointly organised the event, where OIC secretary general Yousef Al Othaimeen also spoke.Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh underscores the importance of the OIC member states continuing to remain engaged in the United Nations system, including in the United Nations General Assembly and the Human Rights Council, as well as with other relevant international organizations to address the massive human rights violations against the Rohingya Muslims.“Above all, we need to solve the issue at the earliest,” she said.For homeless and hopeless Rohingyas, she said, she proposed five-point action last September for resolving the Rohingya crisis peacefully.“It is a matter of great regret that the repatriation process is yet to start,” she said.The premier thanked the OIC member states for taking some concrete steps over the year. “Our sincere appreciation goes for the formation of the OIC Adhoc Ministerial Committee for Addressing the Accountability Issue. Yet, there has not been enough tangible progress in implementing the resolution,” she said.Sheikh Hasina reiterated that the Rohingya crisis is a political one deeply rooted in Myanmar. “Thus, its solution has to be found in Myanmar,” she said.The premier said more than a year has passed since the Rohingya Muslims from the Rakhine State of Myanmar started crossing the border into Bangladesh as victims of ‘Genocide’ in their centuries-old homeland.“We cannot just ignore the plight of the forcibly evicted Rohingyas in one of the largest displacements in the human history. Currently we are hosting over 1.1 million Rohingyas in Bangladesh,” she said.The premier said this tragic fate of our Rohingya Muslim brothers and sisters is nothing new and the current exodus of Rohingyas from Myanmar to Bangladesh is the third major exodus and the biggest one.“Thus, repatriation of the Rohingyas to their homeland alone does not seem to be the sustainable solution to the problem, rather the aggravation of situation brings two questions before the prevention of similar incidents in future,” she said.These are the question of collective responsibility and accountability; and the question of ensuring rights and privileges of the Rohingyas by Myanmar, she added.Sheikh Hasina said it is the people of Bangladesh, who are bearing the brunt of the Rohingya crisis, time and again.“My government stood by the Rohingyas by opening the border and providing emergency support, having been guided by our morale and human principles,” she said.She, however, said Bangladesh’s resolution to humanity should not be penalised and the prolonged presence of the Rohingyas in Bangladesh poses serious challenges to its economy, environment and security.“As a responsible neighbour, my government has been engaging with Myanmar in finding peaceful solution, from the very beginning,” she said.The premier said Bangladesh has signed two instruments for repatriation of the Rohingyas from Bangladesh to Myanmar.“However, persistent international pressure can only complement the bilateral front to change the well-planned political position of Myanmar for annihilating an entire race,” she said.Sheikh Hasina urged the OIC to play more proactive role in mitigating the plights of the Muslims and said the OIC member states have to find out why the Muslims across the world are being subjected to repression, torture and eviction.“Why Muslims are fighting against each other? If there is any problem or discontent that should be resolved through dialogue bilaterally or regionally,” she said.last_img read more

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Maryland Man Dies in Liberia During Ebola Outbreak

first_imgPeople protest outside a hospital June 17 as Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf visits the area after Ebola deaths in Monrovia, Liberia. A senior official for Doctors Without Borders says the Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa is “totally out of control” and that the medical group is stretched to the limit in its capacity to respond. Bart Janssens, the director of operations for the group in Brussels, said that international organizations and the governments involved need to send in more health experts and to increase the public education messages about how to stop the spread of the disease.Nathaniel Dennis from Howard County, Md. died July 30 after being held in Liberia, under suspicion that he contracted the Ebola virus. A {TIME} news article said 672 people died from the virus in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and other parts of West Africa since July 23. The outbreak has been the worst since the virus was discovered in 1976.According to news reports, an autopsy is being conducted to verify the official cause of Dennis’ death. He died at Aspen Medical in Sinkor, Liberia, according to a news release on the family’s “Bring Nathaniel Home” webpage. The page was created July 27 to help finance Dennis’ medical evacuation and treatment.  Family and friends have raised $10,280 so far.“This is a circumstance of timing, logistics, and unpreparedness by local governments,” said Dennis’ older sister Natasha Dennis, in a release. “It could have been prevented. We don’t know what happened to him besides lack of immediate treatment.”Dennis, 24, went to Liberia to visit family earlier in July, when he suffered from multiple seizures, news reports said. Dennis had been in a comatose state for a week after Liberian hospitals were unable to provide him with a ventilator and equipment for dialysis, the release said.Dennis was not permitted to leave the country for medical treatment, because President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf closed a majority of the borders in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus, according to the release.According to the release, Dennis was a former patient of Dr. Ben Carson. He graduated from Howard High School in Maryland and studied at Howard Community College.The family reported Dennis’ death on the website http://www.gofundme.com/c6jr3w. Despite his passing, the release indicated that the family still held a planned fundraising event in Northwest D.C; but instead as originally planned for purposes of bringing him home, the fundraiser was to raise funds for his burial.last_img read more

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