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Bank of Baroda Q1 preview: NII could rise 34% YoY; merged entity's nos eyed

On a standalone basis, analysts are eyeing a pre-provision profit for Bank of Baroda of up to Rs 4,765 crore the quarter under review

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Leaving the cheap way: BoJo to tell Tusk that UK won’t pay £39bn under no-deal Brexit

The UK will pay only a fraction of the £39 billion ($47.7 billion) demanded by Brussels in a no-deal Brexit scenario, according to reports. Boris Johnson is expected to break the news to EU boss Donald Tusk in an upcoming meeting. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Leaving the cheap way: BoJo to tell Tusk that UK won’t pay £39bn under no-deal Brexit

The UK will pay only a fraction of the £39 billion ($47.7 billion) demanded by Brussels in a no-deal Brexit scenario, according to reports. Boris Johnson is expected to break the news to EU boss Donald Tusk in an upcoming meeting. Read Full Article at RT.com

The Amazon rainforest is burning, and the people who can stop it are doing nothing

The Amazon rainforests are burning, a cataclysmic event brought about by human greed, and a failure on the part of humans to act as the stewards to our home. Brazil’s revved-up deforestation policy under President Jair Bolsonaro has led to images of smoke
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The Amazon rainforest is burning, and the people who can stop it are doing nothing

The Amazon rainforests are burning, a cataclysmic event brought about by human greed, and a failure on the part of humans to act as the stewards to our home. Brazil’s revved-up deforestation policy under President Jair Bolsonaro has led to images of smoke and fire stretching out from the rainforests. The city of San Pablo is covered in smoke. However, these most recent fires are not particularly new to this regime. The New York Times reported that satellite imagery identified 39,194 fires, which marks “a 77 percent increase from the same period in 2018.” The rainforest’s deforestation can be seen from space, and has led to imagery like this. x🌎Just a little alert to the world: the sky randomly turned dark today in São Paulo, and meteorologists believe it’s smoke from the fires burning *thousands* of kilometers away, in Rondônia or Paraguay. Imagine how much has to be burning to create that much smoke(!). SOS🌎 pic.twitter.com/P1DrCzQO6x— Shannon Sims (@shannongsims) August 20, 2019

Two ‘Israeli suicide drones’ crash & explode in Beirut, Lebanon’s Hezbollah claims

An explosion rocked the Lebanese capital just as Israel was bombing ‘Iranian targets’ in Syria. The blast was a result of an ‘Israeli drone attack’ in which one UAV crashed and another one prematurely exploded, Hezbollah claims. Read Full Article at R
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Two ‘Israeli suicide drones’ crash & explode in Beirut, Lebanon’s Hezbollah claims

An explosion rocked the Lebanese capital just as Israel was bombing ‘Iranian targets’ in Syria. The blast was a result of an ‘Israeli drone attack’ in which one UAV crashed and another one prematurely exploded, Hezbollah claims. Read Full Article at RT.com

Nuts & Bolts: Inside the DNC—diversity is our strength and unity is our power

It’s another Saturday, so for those who tune in, welcome to a diary discussing the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic Campaign. If you’ve missed out, you can catch up anytime: Just visit our group or follow Nuts & Bolts Guide. A few times a year thi
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Nuts & Bolts: Inside the DNC—diversity is our strength and unity is our power

It’s another Saturday, so for those who tune in, welcome to a diary discussing the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic Campaign. If you’ve missed out, you can catch up anytime: Just visit our group or follow Nuts & Bolts Guide. A few times a year this entry switches to cover the Democratic Party itself, and this week I am in San Francisco, where the Democratic National Committee is holding the summer meeting, which will discuss issues facing the party as well as provide members a chance to talk to one another about how to better organize our states, shape the primaries and caucus for 2020, and how do we beat Trump. Beyond Trump, though, the party meets to discuss how we build a better party for the future. This week I’m going to just point out some of the major items being discussed, and take all questions in comments about what comes next for Democratic efforts 2020!

A Netflix series showcased a real-life hotline for detained immigrants, so ICE shut it down

Apparently, someone at the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement binge-watches “Orange is the New Black.” In an episode from the show’s final season, released in its entirety on July 26, fictional imprisoned characters use a toll-free num
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A Netflix series showcased a real-life hotline for detained immigrants, so ICE shut it down

Apparently, someone at the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement binge-watches “Orange is the New Black.” In an episode from the show’s final season, released in its entirety on July 26, fictional imprisoned characters use a toll-free number to contact Freedom for Immigrants. Freedom for Immigrants is a very real and essential resource for the thousands of immigrants being detained across the nation who are guaranteed few rights, as the characters soon discover. (MILD SPOILERS AHEAD) Unlike in prison, detainees do not have a right to a lawyer for their immigration hearing. They can't make a phone call until money has been added to their account, but no one knows where they are and the machine is broken anyway. Maritza can't even send a letter because she has no money for a stamp. Blanca tells Maritza that it's worse than prison; the ICE agents worse than the guards.   Other characters in the show come to the rescue as best as they can: They discreetly share the number for Freedom for Immigrants, with a scripted warning that ended up eerily accurate. “You have to be careful, though. Apparently if they figure out that you’re using the hotline, Big Brother shuts it down.” Sure enough, on Aug. 7, less than two weeks of the entire “OITNB” farewell season dropping on the streaming service, ICE had blocked all access to the FFI hotline. 

Phoenix police must now log and report every single time they point a gun at someone

Without a doubt, police violence is a pervasive issue across the entire nation. While police brutality can impact anyone, it’s especially harmful in communities of color (especially black men), sex workers, and Indigenous populations. Critiques of social me
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Phoenix police must now log and report every single time they point a gun at someone

Without a doubt, police violence is a pervasive issue across the entire nation. While police brutality can impact anyone, it’s especially harmful in communities of color (especially black men), sex workers, and Indigenous populations. Critiques of social media notwithstanding, the ability to share videos and live streams of interactions with police have helped more people understand just how dangerous interactions with the police can be, especially if you’re not white. Now, a big change is happening in the Phoenix Police Department. Officers are now required to record every single time they point their weapons at people, as reported by CNN. The language here is important. It’s not just shooting the gun, it’s aiming it at a person. Mayor Kate Gallego gave a press conference on Monday where she explained that the new rule came from recommendations released by the National Police Foundation.   Police Chief Jeri Williams called the measure “an important step in our relationship building. Our updated record management system now allows us to track these incidents and will allow us to have a real idea of how many times our officers are able to successfully de-escalate an incident and a situation with the potential of deadly force,” she continued. Mayor Gallego also noted that all officers will now have to participate in eight hours of mental health training in addition to wearing body cameras on duty. When speaking on the body cameras, Gallego said this addition “will allow us to show situations that have been de-escalated and better understand what is happening in our community.” Now, it’s important to go into some background context for what’s happened in Phoenix that has led to this point. As we covered here at Daily Kos in June, a video went absolutely viral after the Phoenix police pulled a gun on a black family over accusations that a four-year-old child had stolen a doll from a local discount store. While no one was physically harmed, the situation was obviously traumatic, and the family wanted the officers involved to be fired.  In the video footage, an officer (who is not seen on camera) can be heard yelling, “I’m going to f--king put a cap in your fucking head,” and “You’re going to f--king get shot.” Another officer pulls a gun on the pregnant mother, still in the car, and tells her to put her hands up, which she explains she can’t do because she’s holding her one-year-old.

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FPI surcharge removal, stimulus measures likely to boost markets: Experts

Giving in to the demands of overseas investors, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced rollback of enhanced surcharge on foreign portfolio investors levied in the Budget
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FPI surcharge removal, stimulus measures likely to boost markets: Experts

Giving in to the demands of overseas investors, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced rollback of enhanced surcharge on foreign portfolio investors levied in the Budget

Assets under gold ETFs jump to Rs 5,000 cr amid fears of economic headwinds

Data from Morningstar showed that assets under management of gold Exchange Traded Funds have been rising since April this year
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Assets under gold ETFs jump to Rs 5,000 cr amid fears of economic headwinds

Data from Morningstar showed that assets under management of gold Exchange Traded Funds have been rising since April this year

Seven of top-10 firms lose Rs 86,878 cr in m-cap; ITC takes biggest knock

In contrast, the valuation of TCS zoomed Rs 31,538.79 crore to Rs 8,43,367 crore and that of Infosys jumped Rs 11,746.94 crore to Rs 3,44,419 crore
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Seven of top-10 firms lose Rs 86,878 cr in m-cap; ITC takes biggest knock

In contrast, the valuation of TCS zoomed Rs 31,538.79 crore to Rs 8,43,367 crore and that of Infosys jumped Rs 11,746.94 crore to Rs 3,44,419 crore

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Uber tries to reassure customers that it takes safety seriously, following NYTimes book excerpt

It’s hard at times not to feel sorry for Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, given all that he inherited when he became the ride-share giant’s top boss back in April 2017. Among his many to-do items: take public a money-losing company whose private-marke
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Uber tries to reassure customers that it takes safety seriously, following NYTimes book excerpt

It’s hard at times not to feel sorry for Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, given all that he inherited when he became the ride-share giant’s top boss back in April 2017. Among his many to-do items: take public a money-losing company whose private-market valuation had already soared past what many thought it was worth, clean-up the […]

Uber tries to reassure customers that it takes safety seriously, following NYTimes book exerpt

It’s hard at times not to feel sorry for CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, given all that he inherited when he became the ride-share giant’s top boss back in April 2017. Among his many to-do items: take public a money-losing company whose private-market valu
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Uber tries to reassure customers that it takes safety seriously, following NYTimes book exerpt

It’s hard at times not to feel sorry for CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, given all that he inherited when he became the ride-share giant’s top boss back in April 2017. Among his many to-do items: take public a money-losing company whose private-market valuation had already soared past what many thought it was worth, clean-up the organization’s […]

Y Combinator Demo Day, revenue-based VC funding, Pivotal, Dell, Tumblr, WeWork, and more

Editor’s note Due to bad travel logistics (thanks SFO), I wasn’t able to get the mid-week edition of the Extra Crunch roundup newsletter out. Sorry about that. Instead, here is everything we published this week on Extra Crunch in one fell swoop — and my
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Y Combinator Demo Day, revenue-based VC funding, Pivotal, Dell, Tumblr, WeWork, and more

Editor’s note Due to bad travel logistics (thanks SFO), I wasn’t able to get the mid-week edition of the Extra Crunch roundup newsletter out. Sorry about that. Instead, here is everything we published this week on Extra Crunch in one fell swoop — and my, we covered a lot of ground. Hope you enjoy some […]

The new Disney+ streaming service is oriented around fans and families

You can tell a lot about a service by what it prioritizes on its home screen. With the new Disney + service the focus is initially organized by fan base, with different silos for the company’s various studios and the fans that follow them. As the compan
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The new Disney+ streaming service is oriented around fans and families

You can tell a lot about a service by what it prioritizes on its home screen. With the new Disney + service the focus is initially organized by fan base, with different silos for the company’s various studios and the fans that follow them. As the company gets the service off the ground — and […]

Graphcore founder Nigel Toon to talk about AI chips at Disrupt Berlin

It’s easy to forget that Silicon Valley starts with ‘silicon’, and that there would be no technology innovation without innovation at the silicon level. And Graphcore is well aware of that as the Bristol-based company is designing its own dedicated AI c
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Graphcore founder Nigel Toon to talk about AI chips at Disrupt Berlin

It’s easy to forget that Silicon Valley starts with ‘silicon’, and that there would be no technology innovation without innovation at the silicon level. And Graphcore is well aware of that as the Bristol-based company is designing its own dedicated AI chipset. That’s why I’m glad to announce that Graphcore co-founder and CEO Nigel Toon […]

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Watch: Netflix Drops ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Sequel Teaser

Aaron Paul in AMC's 'Breaking Bad.' Paul also stars in the movie sequel 'El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie,' which will hit Netflix on October 11. (Photo Credit: AMC) Ever since news about a Breaking Bad movie sequel came out late last year, fans h
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Watch: Netflix Drops ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Sequel Teaser

Aaron Paul in AMC's 'Breaking Bad.' Paul also stars in the movie sequel 'El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie,' which will hit Netflix on October 11. (Photo Credit: AMC) Ever since news about a Breaking Bad movie sequel came out late last year, fans have been clamoring for more details about the Netflix project, reported to expand on the story of the […] The post Watch: Netflix Drops ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Sequel Teaser appeared first on Geek.com.

5 Fitness Essentials Now Up to 96 Percent Off

We all want to be as healthy as possible. But getting fit is rarely easy and staying that way is even harder. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of five essential items that’ll […] The post 5 Fitness Essentials Now Up to 96 Percent Off appeared firs
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5 Fitness Essentials Now Up to 96 Percent Off

We all want to be as healthy as possible. But getting fit is rarely easy and staying that way is even harder. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of five essential items that’ll […] The post 5 Fitness Essentials Now Up to 96 Percent Off appeared first on Geek.com.

‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’

'Game of Thrones' star Kit Harington is joining the cast of Marvel's 'The Eternals.' (Photo Credit: Mike Coppola / FilmMagic) Game of Thrones star Kit Harington is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it will also mean a House Stark reunion
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‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’

'Game of Thrones' star Kit Harington is joining the cast of Marvel's 'The Eternals.' (Photo Credit: Mike Coppola / FilmMagic) Game of Thrones star Kit Harington is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it will also mean a House Stark reunion. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced during Disney’s D23 Expo convention in […] The post ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’ appeared first on Geek.com.

Utah DOT plans runaway ramp in area of recent truck crashes

GARDEN CITY, Utah (AP) - Utah transportation officials plan to install a new type of runaway truck ramp above a highway junction after a third crash at the same location. Utah Department of Transportation officials said the site at Garden City near northern U
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Utah DOT plans runaway ramp in area of recent truck crashes

GARDEN CITY, Utah (AP) - Utah transportation officials plan to install a new type of runaway truck ramp above a highway junction after a third crash at the same location. Utah Department of Transportation officials said the site at Garden City near northern Utah's border with both Idaho and Wyoming ...

Phoenix to hold active shooter training exercise on Tuesday

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities in Phoenix sat a downtown theater complex will be the site of an active shooter training exercise on Tuesday. Statements released Saturday by the Phoenix Police Department and Herberger Theater said the public will see increased pre
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Phoenix to hold active shooter training exercise on Tuesday

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities in Phoenix sat a downtown theater complex will be the site of an active shooter training exercise on Tuesday. Statements released Saturday by the Phoenix Police Department and Herberger Theater said the public will see increased presence by emergency personnel and equipment in and around the ...

Alaska wildfire threatens nearby community businesses

SOLDOTNA, Alaska (AP) - A wildfire in south-central Alaska has threatened multiple businesses in a nearby community. KSRM-AM reported Friday that wildfire smoke and sporadic highway closures have caused visitors to cancel trips, and fishing guides and other b
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Alaska wildfire threatens nearby community businesses

SOLDOTNA, Alaska (AP) - A wildfire in south-central Alaska has threatened multiple businesses in a nearby community. KSRM-AM reported Friday that wildfire smoke and sporadic highway closures have caused visitors to cancel trips, and fishing guides and other businesses in Cooper Landing are starting to suffer. Officials say the fire ...

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Hawaii hangs on 45-38 over Arizona in last-second thriller | College Football Highlights

Hawaii and Arizona combined for 83 points on college football's opening weekend and the Rainbow Warriors held on as Wildcat QB Khalil Tate was taken down at the one-yard line as time expired.
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Hawaii hangs on 45-38 over Arizona in last-second thriller | College Football Highlights

Hawaii and Arizona combined for 83 points on college football's opening weekend and the Rainbow Warriors held on as Wildcat QB Khalil Tate was taken down at the one-yard line as time expired.

The Bend Supercars: McLaughlin equals Lowndes win record

The DJR Team Penske driver set up the record-equally with an early second stop, which helped him clear early leader Will Davison and cruise to a 16th triumph of the year. He is now poised to become the new record holder, with nine opportunities to move past
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The Bend Supercars: McLaughlin equals Lowndes win record

The DJR Team Penske driver set up the record-equally with an early second stop, which helped him clear early leader Will Davison and cruise to a 16th triumph of the year. He is now poised to become the new record holder, with nine opportunities to move past Lowndes' benchmark still on offer.McLaughlin made a tardy getaway from pole, the Shell Ford relegated to third as Davison and Jamie ...Keep reading

Stephen Vogt homer caps Giants 8-run eighth in big win over Athletics

The Giants rallied for eight runs in the eighth inning to top the Athletics in a battle by the Bay. The outburst was capped by a Stephen Vogt three-run homer.
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Stephen Vogt homer caps Giants 8-run eighth in big win over Athletics

The Giants rallied for eight runs in the eighth inning to top the Athletics in a battle by the Bay. The outburst was capped by a Stephen Vogt three-run homer.

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