first_imgNav performs at the Juno Awards in London, Ont., Sunday, March 17, 2019. Rapper Nav is latest Canadian to sit atop the Billboard album chart. ~ Frank Gunn / THE CANADIAN PRESS Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img In Canada, the album debuted in the top spot as well, with 10,000 units.The 29-year-old rapper’s tally was helped by solid streaming numbers and various merchandise bundles sold through his website.Fans could pick up an array of items, from hoodies to a 12-pack of “Bad Habits”-branded Styrofoam cups, and each included a refundable code for the digital album.Several days after its March 22 release, Nav reissued the album in a “deluxe version” with eight additional tracks.He also released an array of new merchandise bundles during the sales week, including a package that offered an early access pass for his concerts and the album for $10. Facebook Login/Register With: TORONTO — Rapper Nav is the latest Canadian to sit atop the Billboard album chart.The Toronto performer, born Navraj Goraya, scored his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with Bad Habits, released on the Weeknd’s XO record label.It sold the equivalent of 82,000 album units for the week ending March 28, a figure that includes both physical and digital sales as well as streaming numbers.last_img read more

Wynn Group pulls out of Freeport resort purchase

first_img Related Items:#AMResorts, #magneticmedianews, #WynnGroup Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 25, 2017 – Nassau – All guessing is unnecessary now as the Wynn Group, in an exclusive interview with the Nassau Guardian has announced that it will pull out of the Grand Bahama deal to purchase the three resort strip and is now looking to get its refundable deposit back from owners, Hutchison Whompoa.Wynn is still not saying why they have opted out of the purchase though and are not revealing what was in the agreement, described as a bullet point letter of intent with the PLP Administration in May.    What was said is that while Wynn will work with  any of the resorts to see the revival of the Lucayan Strip, they prefer the #AMResorts which is the largest tour operator in the United States.AMResorts accounts for 20% of bookings within the Caribbean and Mexico and currently has no footprint in The Bahamas.    #WynnGroup, CEO, Paul Wynn shared much in that interview including that they are still interest in Grand Bahama if the Government was interested in revisiting their idea of what must happen on the troubled tourist strip.The Wynn Group is moving onto other business in Nassau; a hotel to come for Goodman’s Bay called, the Kimpton Hotel.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Time Inc Ponies Up In Keaton Rows Series A

first_img The first round of funding is expected to enhance the user experience and utility of Keaton Row’s mobile product. Time Inc. established itself as Keaton Row’s lead investor in its Series A funding round, according to a company statement on Wednesday. Time Inc. suggests this is just the first step of a more comprehensive e-commerce strategy. “As we build out our fashion and beauty network, e-commerce will serve as a cornerstone and this is the first of several opportunities we’re considering,” says Evelyn Webster, Time Inc. EVP, in a statement. She goes on to say, “Keaton Row’s peer-to-peer social commerce model matches our sensibility and will open up an arrary of e-commerce opportunities. We are excited to explore how our premium content can enhance the Keaton Row Marketplace and help fuel the growth of its business.” InStyle will be one of the expected brands to develop synergies with Keaton Row. Not only does it purportedly have a total brand reach of 21 million, but it also claims that 83 percent of its readers look to it for shopping advice. The investment secured Time Inc. a seat on the two-year-old online fashion marketplace startup’s board of directors. Neither party has disclosed financial terms of the investment. But according to Fox Business News, Keaton Row already received more than $4 million in investments from a group that includes Menlo Ventures, Rho Capital and Grape Arbor Venture.last_img read more

Osmosis This new Netflix show about AI will remind you of Black

first_imgNetflix After a bit of a dry spell, Netflix feels like it’s on a roll. Sex Education ruled, Russian Doll ruled, Roma took home a bunch of Oscars.Now it’s about to launch Osmosis, a Black Mirror-esque show about the strange future of online dating. Osmosis is a show about what happens when you cross Tinder with biometric data and artificial intelligence. As you might expect with a show of this nature, the story appears to get dark real quick. I’m keen. Netflix has a good history of supporting super-high quality shows from Europe. One of my favourite seasons of TV from the last couple of years was Dark, which was awesome and you should watch it. Hopefully Osmosis can hit those same heights.Osmosis arrives on Netflix March 29. Post a comment Culture TV and Movies Tagscenter_img Share your voice 0 Netflixlast_img read more

Wipro Infosys to witness rising operating costs as SEZ tax exemption nears

first_imgIT majors Infosys, Wipro and HCL Technologies will face a spike in operating costs over the next five years as their offices in Special Economic Zones (SEZ) across Karnataka are nearing the 10-year tax holiday they enjoyed under the state’s SEZ policy.Karnataka’s SEZ policy of 2009 grants exemption from state and local taxes, including stamp duty, registration fees, sales tax and value added tax. IT companies are also not required to pay Maximum Alternative Tax (MAT) for the 10-year period. Once the contract expires, it cannot be renewed, resulting in the companies having to pay MAT and other taxes. This can shoot up operating costs for the IT companies.The state policy extends benefits of the SEZ policy to units (enterprises) for 10 years from the date when operations started. Developers who are involved in construction activities in the zone are eligible for benefits for 15 years from the SEZ notification date.While Wipro’s office in Electronic City is already shifting to Whitefield, according to Bangalore Mirror, the company’s operations at Sarjarpur Road also complete 10 years in November this year.”The offices in these towers are being shifted to another Wipro campus in Whitefield. Without the SEZ rebates, it works out expensive and the operating costs will shoot up. The two towers will be leased/rented out to commercial spaces for revenue generation. This is also an exercise to cut costs, in terms of manpower and numbers,” a source told the newspaper.Infosys, which also has offices in Mysore and Mangalore, will complete a decade of operations in 2017. The IT services exporter’s office in Mysore became operational in April 2007 while the Mangalore office started operations in October the same year.Other IT companies will also soon start weighing their prospects at different locations. HCL Technologies became operational in January 2010 while Larsen & Turbo began its IT operations in March 2013 at their current campuses. These companies, together with companies in Bagmane Tech Park at CV Raman Nagar in the city, will see their terms come to an end in the next two to six years. Bagmane Tech Park became operational in August 2008.IT/ITES sector reaps the most benefit from the tax exemption over any other sector in Karnataka. More than 40 out of the total 96 companies/developers under SEZ in Karnataka belong to the IT/ITES category, according to the centre’s SEZ list.last_img read more

Will BJP in Karnataka reintroduce cow slaughter bill after Yatnals petition

first_img[Representational Image] TwitterGau-politics is back in Karnataka as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to reintroduce the cow slaughter bill following the return of BS Yediyurappa as the chief minister. Speculation over the bill getting a second life mounted after former union minister Basanagouda Patil Yatnal petitioned the chief minister on Wednesday, August 21, in this regard.Yatnal has asked the CM to pass the bill banning slaughter of cows and invoke strict rules against cattle trade in the state. He has also demanded protection to gau rakshas (cow protectors).Earlier in June, BJP leader Kota Srinivas Poojary had also demanded the reintroduction of the bill after Congress leader UT Khader urged the Union government to enforce a total ban on cow slaughter.Speculation is rife that the BJP government, headed by Yediyurappa, will reintroduce Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Act, 2010. It was passed by the Karnataka Legislative Assembly in March 2010 by the BJP but was later revoked by the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government.The Act prohibits the slaughter of cows and aims at preservation and improvement of the breeds of cattle. It also aims to organise agriculture and animal husbandry according to Article 48 of the Constitution of India. The governor has forwarded the bill to the President of India.The ban on cow slaughter, proposed by the saffron party, replaced the previous Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Act of 1964. The BJP had imposed an outright prohibition over the cattle trade and slaughter by imposing very strict rules and hefty amounts as penalty over the illegal trade.However, Siddaramiah government killed the bill imposing a blanket ban and restored the previous Act of 1964, which permitted people to slaughter bulls and buffaloes if they were unfit for breeding, not giving milk or above 12 years of age.last_img read more

2 killed in Munshiganj bus plunge

first_imgMunshiganjAt least two people were killed and 15 others injured in a bus plunge in Kewatchira area on Dhaka-Mawa highway in Srinagar upazila of Munshiganj on Tuesday night.Among the deceased, one was identified as Taslima Begum, 55.A speeding bus fell into a roadside ditch, leaving the two passengers dead on the spot and injuring 15 others, said Srinagar police station officer-in-charge SM Alamgir Hossain.Among the injured, two were rushed to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital in critical condition. The injured were treated in the local hospital, OC added.last_img read more

Thai court to rule on exPM Yingluck in absentia

first_imgProfile of former Thailand prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Photo: AFPThailand’s top court will deliver a verdict Wednesday on whether former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra is guilty of negligence-but the fugitive politician will almost certainly be a no-show, having yet to publicly emerge since she fled the kingdom last month.Yingluck, whose elected government was toppled in a 2014 coup, faces up to a decade in jail for negligence over a rice policy.The Supreme Court ruling was supposed to be read on August 25, but the 50-year-old threw the court a curveball when she failed to show up, stunning thousands of supporters who had gathered outside.Yingluck has not made any public appearance or comments since her vanishing act, but there are widespread reports she has joined her billionaire brother Thaksin, a former prime minister also ousted in a 2006 coup, in Dubai.On Wednesday, as her lawyers arrived at the Bangkok court, several hundred supporters gathered outside chanted “we love” Yingluck, followed by “Dubai!”On the eve of the verdict junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha declared his “spies” had informed him of Yingluck’s whereabouts, but said he would not reveal her location until after the judgement was delivered.Yingluck’s lawyer Norawit Lalaeng, meanwhile, told AFP he had not spoken to his client since her disappearance.“She hasn’t contacted me at all since last month,” he said.Tight security netThailand’s junta leaders-arch enemies of the Shinawatra siblings-deny having any prior knowledge of Yingluck’s plan to escape.But many are unconvinced given the junta’s tight security net and round-the-clock surveillance of the former leader.Analysts say Yingluck likely cut a deal with the military leaders, who are bent on scrubbing her powerful clan from Thailand’s political scene.“By getting Yingluck out of Thailand, the military gets rid of a potential thorn in their side who could become a martyr if jailed, or a powerful politician again if she is not,” said Paul Chambers, an expert on Thai politics.Yingluck’s trial revolves around accusations that she failed to stop corruption in a rice subsidy scheme that pumped cash into her family’s rural base in the northeast.The policy was wildly popular among farmers but slammed as a costly populist handout by her critics in the royalist, army-backed elite.Those divisions-between Shinawatra supporters among the urban and rural poor and rivals in the traditional aristocracy-have gnawed at Thailand for over a decade.While the Shinawatra clan has dominated electoral politics, their governments have been repeatedly knocked down by coups and court rulings backed by elites, triggering rounds of rival protests.Political unrest has been hemmed in under the junta, which has banned protests and smothered dissent.With both Yingluck and Thaksin now in exile, there are major questions about the future of their political dynasty and the pro-democracy “Redshirt” movement formed by their supporters.Thitinan Pongsudhirak, a politics expert at Chulalongkorn University, said a heavy sentencing Wednesday would jack up Thailand’s political temperature but is unlikely to trigger any “cataclysmic” forms of unrest.If the ruling is “harsh and seen as unjust, it will exacerbate and build up frustrations on one side of Thailand’s polarised society,” he told AFP.last_img read more

Fire at another Banani building

first_imgLogo of fire IllustrationA fire broke out at a residential building in the city’s Banani area on Friday, a day after the devastating fire incident at FR Tower in the same area, reports UNB.The fire originated from a kitchen of a six-storey building around 2:30pm, said fire service and civil defence station officer Rasel Sikdar.Two fire service units from the headquarters rushed to the spot and doused the fire within a short time, the officer added.last_img

Brazils 200yrold museum hit by fire

first_imgA fire burns at the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2 September, 2018. Photo: ReutersA massive fire on Sunday ripped through Rio de Janeiro’s National Museum, one of Brazil’s oldest, in what the nation’s president said was a “tragic” loss of knowledge and heritage.Television footage showed the majestic building engulfed in flames that firefighters had yet to bring under control, with plumes of smoke shooting into the night sky.Though some 20 fire brigades dashed to the scene after the blaze erupted around 2230 GMT, they had yet to smother the inferno that was tearing through hundreds of rooms.The museum, located in the city’s north, was closed to the public when the fire broke out and no injuries were immediately reported. Neither were there any details about the cause of the blaze.The museum was founded in 1818 by King Joao VI and is considered a jewel of Brazilian culture, housing more than 20 million valuable pieces.”This is a tragic day for Brazil,” president Michel Temer said in a statement.”Two hundred years of work and research and knowledge are lost.”The collection included art and artifacts from Greco-Roman times and Egypt, as well as the oldest human fossil found within today’s Brazilian borders, known as “Luzia.”The museum’s deputy director, Luiz Fernando Dias Duarte, voiced “profound discouragement and immense anger” as the treasured institution burned, accusing Brazilian authorities of a “lack of attention.”He said the museum, a former palace that was once the official resident of the royal family, had never had necessary support.The National Museum, which is linked to the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, had suffered from funding cuts.As the fire raged researchers, professors and university students expressed a mix of sorrow and indignation, with some calling for demonstrations Monday in front of the ravaged building.Senator Lindbergh Faris of the country’s leftist Workers’ Party decried the institution’s lack of funding and blamed it on spending cuts ordered by the government.The fire comes as campaigning for October’s critical presidential vote gets underway, one of the most uncertain Brazilian elections in decades.last_img read more

Two sentenced to death for kidnapping child

first_imgkidnapingA Dhaka tribunal on Thursday sentenced two people to death and eight others to life term imprisonment in a case filed for kidnapping a minor child.The convicts are Md Moshiur Rahman Montu, 40, of Kathalia upazila of Jhalakati district and Mizanur Rahman, 35, of Amtoli upazila in Bogura. Both are residents of Pallabi area of the city.The lifers were – Md Rezaul Karim, 36, Nazrul Islam, 32, Md Abdullah Al Mamun, 38, Md Iqbal Hossain Shuvo, 28, Sajib Ahmed Kamal, 47, Md Alim Hossain Chandan, 27, Kawsar Mridha, 25, and Reza Mridha, 30.Among the convicts, Mizanur, Kawsar and Reza are on the run.The court also fined each of the lifers Tk 20,000 each, in default, to suffer two months RI.According to the case statement, in 2015, the convicts kidnapped Abir from Banani area and demanded Tk 100 million ransom from the victim’s family.Abir’s family also paid them Tk 20 million and later informed the matter to Rapid Action Battalion (RAB).RAB rescued the boy arrested the convicts and also recovered Tk 1,80,00,000.Abir’a uncle filed a case with Cantonment police station in this regard.Dhaka Women and Children Tribunal- 7 Judge Md Khadem Ul Kayes handed down the verdict acquitting two other accused.last_img read more

Darmian close to Napoli move

first_imgNapoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis stated that he is interested in signing Matteo Darmian from Manchester United. The Italian defender moved to the English Premier League from Torino in 2015 and has appeared 85 times for Manchester United. However he was restricted to just 8 league matches during Jose Mourinho’s second season at the helm of the Red Devils and has admitted that he wants more first-team opportunities.PSV Eindhoven’s Santiago Arias was also targeted by last season’s runners up but the Colombian has now signed for Atletico Madrid so as to replace the departing Sime Vrsaljko.WhatsApp <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=a7617b59&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintlast_img read more