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Twitter Rolling Out Analytics Tool

first_imgIn the last five years, Twitter has grown to 100 million monthly users, says the company, with about half of them logging in at least once a day. The analytics tool was debuted at the TechCrunch Disrupt event where Twitter’s director of Web business development April Underwood said the platform is driving 100 million clicks per day to sites across the Web, reports TechCrunch’s Leena Rao.Underwood told attendees that the analytics tool will be free. The company also plans to make the Twitter Web Analytics API available to developers to incorporate it into their products.TechCrunch has video from Underwood’s announcement at the Disrupt show. On Tuesday Twitter announced that it’s launching a new analytics tool that will initially be available to a select group of partners as a pilot program, but will be made available to everyone in the “next few weeks.”The tool will enable Web site developers to more accurately measure Twitter traffic referrals and how well the Twitter features they’ve integrated into their sites are performing.The tool is essentially the result of Twitter’s acquisition of BackType in July. According to the company’s announcement yesterday, the tool will have three core functions: the ability to understand how content is being shared across Twitter; the ability to measure the traffic Twitter is sending to a site; and measuring the effectiveness of the Tweet button integration.last_img read more

VIDEO Watch Wilmingtons Spectacular Fireworks Display

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Community Television was on hand to cover Monday night’s Fun on the Fourth activities.Watch Opening Ceremony remarks from Fourth of July Committee Chair Scott Garrant, concert from the Reading Community Concert Band (sponsored by Analog Devices), and highlights of the Spectacular Fireworks display. (Fast forward to the last 5 minutes for the fireworks.)—Video Playerhttps://objects-us-west-1.dream.io/wilmington/9/1/e/1/9/e/91e19e3b-8ca6-4e08-9f28-01bdb5d241021530647116.805%2B35429815.848%40castus4-wilmington%2B15306523311530649069156449.vod.720p.Fun%20on%20the%204th%20Concert%20%26%20Fireworks%20Spectacular_%20July%202nd%2C%202018.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—The Wilmington Police Department’s Facebook page live-streamed the entire fireworks display, which can be seen below:——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… RelatedFUN ON THE FOURTH: What To Expect At This Year’s Fun On The Fourth (VIDEO)In “Videos”VIDEO: Watch ‘Jimmy & The Jesters’ Perform A Concert On The CommonIn “Videos”VIDEO: Wilmington Fun On The Fourth HighlightsIn “Videos”last_img read more

SpiceJet Jet Airways SBI Bank of India Bank of Baroda Piramal Fortis

first_imgA broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India, February 26, 2016 (representational image).Reuters fileUpdate at 3.40 PM: The BSE Sensex closed 106 points higher at 30,570 and the NSE Nifty ended at 9,438, up 10 points. The Sensex had touched intraday high and low of 30,712 and 30,516. Stocks that led the index rally included ITC, L&T and Adani Ports. On the BSE, 31.49 lakh shares of ITC changed hands while the volume was much higher at 3.59 crore on the NSE. The stock closed 6.21 percent higher at Rs 303.65, after rising to an intraday high of Rs 304.90.Original story:The first full-fledged day of trading after finalisation of GST tax rates saw many stocks losing sharply on the stock exchanges even as FMCG stocks led by ITC gained in a big way. Aviation stocks Jet Airways, SpiceJet and Interglobe Aviation lost on account of hardening crude oil prices after oil exporting countries (both OPEC and non-OPEC) agreed to extend output cut.At around 3.10 pm on Monday, SpiceJet was down 7.16 percent to Rs 101.85, Jet Airways was trading 8.02 percent lower at Rs 477 and Interglobe Aviation (owner of budget carrier IndiGo) was down 2.41 percent at Rs 1,039 even though the BSE Sensex was up 92 points at 30,556.On Monday, Brent crude was trading 50 cents higher at $54.11 a barrel in the morning while the US light crude was up 50 cents at $50.83, translating into gains of more than 10 percent from the month’s low, news agency Reuters reported.The spike in prices is due to a committment by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC countries such as Russia that the Novemer-December 2016 agreement to cut supplies by 1.8 million barrels per day (of which, 1.2 million by OPEC members) will be extended by another six to nine months.”The decision (to extend cuts) seems to be almost a done deal,” the agency quoted Bjarne Schieldrop, chief commodities analyst at SEB Markets, as saying. OPEC members and other oil producers will be meeting in Vienna on Thursday. OPEC President Qatar’s Energy Minister Mohammed bin Saleh al-Sada addresses a news conference after a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Vienna, Austria, November 30, 2016.ReutersOther stocks that plunged sharply included State Bank of India (down 4.36 percent to Rs 295), Bank of India (down 11.48 percent to Rs 158), Union Bank of India (down 3.78 percent), IDBI Bank (down 3.63 percent), Bank of Baroda (down 3 percent), Punjab National Bank (down 2.48 percent), Fortis Healthcare (down 4.52 percent) and Piramal Enterprises (down 2.30 percent).Top gainers included ITC, United Spirits, Future Retail, Thermax, TTK Prestige and Titan Company.SpiceJet is also expected to report drop in Q4 revenues and net profit. ICICI Securities said in a note last month that net profit will fall 60.2 percent to Rs 72 crore and net sales to Rs 1,678 crore, on a sequential basis. For the third quarter, the Ajay Singh-owned budget carrier had reported 24 percent YoY fall in net profit to Rs 181 crore. A SpiceJet passenger plane moves on the runway at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel international airport in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad January 8, 2014.Reuters filelast_img read more

Kushtia headmaster put on 5day remand over Facebook post

first_imgA court in Kushtia on Tuesday placed the headmaster who was arrested for making derogatory remarks on Facebook against Bangabandhu and prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday night, to five-day remand for police interrogation.Moksed Ali, the headmaster of Kumarkhali Jagannath High School was arrested after a case was filed against him under Article 57 of ICT Act with Kumarkhali Police Station.Senior judicial magistrate of the district Masud-Ud-Zaman passed the order after the investigation officer of the case produced the accused before the court seeking the remand at afternoon.Officer-in-charge of the police station Abdul Khaleque confirmed the remand incident.last_img read more

White House Staff Turnover Was Already RecordSetting Then More Advisers Left

first_imgChip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesWhite House economic adviser Gary Cohn and communications director Hope Hicks have both announced they are leaving the Trump administration in the coming weeks.President Trump insists his isn’t a White House in chaos, but it’s hard to deny the near constant churn of key aides, including Tuesday’s announced departure of economic adviser Gary Cohn. A full 43 percent of top-level positions in the Trump White House have seen turnover. That is not normal.In fact, the Trump White House has had more turnover among senior aides in the first 13 1/2 months of Trump’s term than his four most recent predecessors had after two years.“After two full years, President Obama was at 24 percent and President Bush was at 33 percent,” said Kathryn Dunn Tenpas of the Brookings Institution and the White House Transition Project, whose research specialty includes staff turnover. “So, [Trump] already passed them with his first-year turnover. It continues to surge.”In the hours before Cohn’s resignation was announced, Trump foreshadowed a shake-up.“Yeah, there’ll be people — I’m not going to be specific — but there’ll be people that change,” Trump said at a Tuesday afternoon press conference. “They always change. Sometimes they want to go out and do something else.”One would note he was speaking of “people,” plural, as in multiple expected departures. Trump tweeted much the same Tuesday morning.The new Fake News narrative is that there is CHAOS in the White House. Wrong! People will always come & go, and I want strong dialogue before making a final decision. I still have some people that I want to change (always seeking perfection). There is no Chaos, only great Energy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 6, 2018In addition to Cohn’s departure, several other staffers have recently left or announced their imminent resignations. Communications director Hope Hicks and Jared Kushner advisers Josh Raffel and Reed Cordish have all announced their departures while staff secretary Rob Porter was ousted after allegations of spousal abuse came to light.A big question now is: Who will be next? Cohn had assembled a team of policy aides who helped craft the White House infrastructure plan and tax framework. With Cohn leaving, will they stay? History would indicate that when someone at Cohn’s level leaves, others follow.“It’s a domino effect. When a senior person leaves, there are other people that leave as well,” Tenpas said. “Kind of by necessity because the new person isn’t necessarily going to want to work with them.”And if the swirl of Washington chatter is accurate, Cohn isn’t the only big-name White House official on the knife’s edge. Chief of staff John Kelly, national security adviser H.R. McMaster and adviser/son-in-law Kushner are all reportedly earning the ire of the president.As of Jan. 20, the one-year anniversary of Trump’s inauguration, turnover in top-level White House positions was off the charts, double that of President Ronald Reagan’s first year and more than triple the rate of President Barack Obama’s first year. Since then, there has been turnover in another six senior-level positions that Tenpas tracks.“This is an environment that is not suitable for governing. You need people with institutional knowledge, you need expertise,” said Tenpas. “There’s vacancies on top of vacancies.”Typically, there is much more staff turnover in a president’s second year in office than in the first. There was some question of whether in the case of Trump, there had been so many departures in the first year that the pattern would be different and the exit door would swing more slowly in his second year. It is now clear that isn’t the case.“It looks as though turnover continues,” Tenpas said. “People are moving to new positions. A lot of people are resigning or leaving. It’s unclear when this will cease or whether it’s just a continuous process with President Trump.”Why so much turnover? Trump admitted his White House isn’t an easy place to work because he fosters an environment of conflict.“It’s tough,” Trump said. “I like conflict. I like having two people with different points of view. And I certainly have that. And then I make a decision. But I like watching it. I like seeing it.”In Cohn’s case, he was often on the losing end of those policy debates. Trump insisted in a tweet that he will be easy to replace. “Many people wanting the job — will choose wisely!” Trump wrote.Tenpas has data going back to Reagan’s presidency and, in an effort to make apples to apples comparisons, only tracks certain senior positions that have equivalents across administrations. In the Trump administration, she is tracking 65 positions. But turnover in each position only counts once, and if someone changes jobs or gets a promotion, they are not counted twice.This means that in Tenpas’ data set, outgoing communications director Hope Hicks is only counted once and the five changes in the position of communications director don’t count five times. In a way, she is undercounting in the name of consistency, and still, Trump’s White House is shattering records.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

Suitable options to pair with your wine

first_imgWine and food pairing is not that difficult as it sounds. One just needs to keep in mind that the selection of wine must compliment the taste of food ordered, say experts. Experts share tips on most suitable options to pair with your wine. -One can pair their favourite wine with other delicious food too. The most common food items that you can pair your wine with is pizzas, pastas, salads, burgers, pies, seafoods to name a few. These are some of the food items that we eat on any normal day, so we should also be thinking of pairing our wines with them. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf-One must remember the thumb rule for wine and food pairing; white wine compliments white meat and red wine is great with red meat. -Cabernet Sauvignon is indeed the undisputed King of red wines. France, Italy and Napa Valley are the best producers. You can pair your spicy meat pizza with a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Pinotage and is also best paired with red meats like black peppered tenderloin and lamb chops in five spices. -Veg pizza would brilliantly go with Merlot. The idea is to not overpower the wine but to blend in. One can also try pork loin, slow cooked lamb stew and shepherd’s pie with a good Merlot. Merlots are normally light to medium bodied and often are blended with other grapes. France and Italy are top producers. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive-Pinot Noir, one of the most versatile red grapes, best produced in France, United States and Germany. It is generally paired with food having strong earthy flavours. Try it with mushroom and greens with tofu in soya sauce, spaghetti bolognaise or a grilled salmon. -Similarly, you could have your red sauce pasta with a Shiraz, medium bodied grape with a hint of tannin is best produced in France, Australia and Spain. This can also be paired with roast lamb, grilled beef and lamb chops. -Sauvignon Blanc or Rose would go well with salads and also with mussels, char grilled lobsters, tajine and creamy tuscan chicken. -If seafood is your soul food, then the go to wine is Chardonnay, one of the most popular white grapes, or a riesling or a sparkling. -Another favourite food and wine pairing is the Indian street food. Try a pani puri with a Chenin Blanc or a samosa with Riesling. Try the quintessential tikki chat with a Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir.-Chenin Blanc has floral aromas, mostly young wines are produced in Loire Valley. Have it with shish taouk or risotto with chicken and scallions.last_img read more