Netflix sinking deeper into debt to fuel subscriber growth

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – Netflix is sinking deeper into debt in its relentless pursuit of more viewers, leaving the company little margin for error as it tries to build the world’s biggest video subscription service.The big burden that Netflix is shouldering hasn’t been a major concern on Wall Street so far, as CEO Reed Hastings’ strategy has been paying off.The billions of dollars that Netflix has borrowed to pay for exclusive series such as “House of Cards,” ”Stranger Things,” and “The Crown” has helped its service more than triple its global audience during the past four years — leaving it with 109 million subscribers worldwide through September.That figure includes 5.3 million subscribers added during the July-September period, according to Netflix’s quarterly earnings report released Monday. The growth exceeded management forecasts and analyst projections. Netflix’s stock rose 1 per cent in extended trading, putting it on track to touch new highs Tuesday. The shares have increased by about five-fold during the past four years.If the subscribers keep coming at the current pace, Netflix may surpass its role model — HBO — within the next few years. HBO started this year with 134 million subscribers worldwide.“We are running around 100 miles an hour doing our thing around the world,” Hastings said during a review of the third-quarter results.But Netflix’s subscriber growth could slow if it can’t continue to win programming rights to hit TV series and movies, now that there are more competitors, including Apple , Amazon, Hulu and YouTube.If that happens, there will be more attention on Netflix’s huge programming bills, and “then we could see an investor backlash,” CFRA Research analyst Tuna Amobi says. “But Netflix has been delivering great subscriber growth so far.”Netflix’s long-term debt and other obligations totalled $21.9 billion as of Sept. 30, up from $16.8 billion at the same time last year. That includes $17 billion for video programming, up from $14.4 billion a year ago. Most of the programming payments are due within the next five years. Netflix expects to spend $7 billion to $8 billion on programming next year, up from $6 billion this year.The Los Gatos, California, company has to borrow to pay for most of its programming expenses because it doesn’t generate enough cash on its own. Netflix burned through another $465 million in the most recent quarter, which is known as “negative cash flow” in accounting parlance.For all of this year, Netflix has warned that its negative cash flow might be as high as $2.5 billion, a trend that management expects will continue for at least the next several years as it tries to diversify its video library to appeal to divergent tastes in about 190 countries.Nonetheless, Netflix has remained profitable, under U.S. accounting rules. The company earned $130 million on $3 billion in revenue in its latest quarter.And management appears to be trying to ease the financial drain with price increases of $1 and $2 a month for most of its 53 million subscribers in the U.S. before the end of the year. The higher prices are likely to increase Netflix’s revenue by about $650 million next year, RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Mahaney predicted.But the price increases could backfire if it provokes an unusually high number of subscribers to cancel, something Netflix faced when it raised rates in the past. Most analysts believe that’s unlikely to happen this time, and Netflix supported that thesis with its growth forecast. Management expects to add 6.3 million subscribers during the October-December period, slightly more than what analysts are anticipating, according to FactSet.Netflix has long argued its borrowing makes sense to gain a huge advantage over rivals as people increasingly watch programming on internet-connected devices. Plus, management points out that its total debt is small compared with its market value of nearly $90 billion.With such a valuable stock, Netflix theoretically could sell more shares to raise money — similar to how homeowners sometimes use the equity accrued in their houses to pay big bills.But that would be more difficult to do if Netflix’s stock price plummets amid concerns about its debt.Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter also questions the long-term value of Netflix’s programming line-up.“What is something like Season One of ‘House of Cards’ worth to you if you already have watched it? It’s probably only worth something to someone who hasn’t been subscribing to Netflix for the past five years,” Pachter says. “So that means Netflix has to keep reinventing itself virtually every year, and that costs money.”last_img read more

Speaker says no final decision on increasing salaries of MPs

Jayasuriya said that the salaries of High Court judges had been increased recently in line with the decision reached on 2006/23/11 and there was a proposal to increase the salaries of MPs as well. The Speaker said that any increase of the salaries of MPs must be in line with a decision reached by Parliament in 2006 on the salaries of MPs and High Court judges. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya says there is no final decision on increasing the salaries of Members of Parliament.In a media statement today, Jayasuriya said that there has been a lot of debate in the media over reports a decision had been taken to increase the salaries of Parliamentarians. He however said that while the proposal is being studied no final decision has been reached. (Colombo Gazette)

Polar Bear Dip in Oakville cancelled due to safety concerns

(Photo source: World Vision Canada)For the first time in 33 years, the Courage Polar Bear Dip in Oakville has been cancelled due to safety concerns.Organizers posted a tweet late Monday morning stating the New Year’s Day event had to be cancelled after significant ice and rock movement happened overnight at the dip site.“We are saddened to announce that for the first time in our 33 year history, we have no choice but to cancel the Polar Bear Dip scheduled for today,” said a statement on the event’s website. The beach changed again overnight and after consulting with our safety committee, they have advised against proceeding with the event.”We regret to announce #NewYearsDay 2018 Courage #PolarBearDip For World Vision Canada clean has been CANCELLED by authorities/organizers. Significant ice/rock movement overnight at planned dip site makes it unsafe. All donations will still go to World Vision clean water projects pic.twitter.com/ul56ToKp3W— Polar Bear Dip (@PolarBearDip) January 1, 2018Donations for the dip will still go to World Vision clean water projects. The Toronto Polar Bear Dip, which was also scheduled to take place Monday, was cancelled on Sunday due to ice at Sunnyside Beach. read more

Sailor killed wife and sank catamaran to inherit estate and end marital

Prosecutor Benjamin Greenberg asked a Florida judge to admit into evidence conversations with loved ones where Ms Hellmann is said to have discussed rows over a mooted move to Australia, their dire finances and the raising of their daughter.He argued they show the pair were “consistently” rowing, adding: “With potentially one of the arguments ultimately resulting in the murder of Hellmann.” Handout photo issued by Broward Sheriff’s Office of Lewis BennettCredit:Broward’s Sheriff’s Office /PA A British-Australian sailor murdered his new wife at sea and deliberately sank their catamaran in order to inherit her estate and end their “marital strife”, prosecutors have alleged.Lewis Bennett, of Poole, Dorset, was smuggling rare stolen coins when he was rescued alone off the coast of Cuba without Isabella Hellmann, the mother of his child, last May.Prosecutors in the US have now detailed what they believe to be Bennett’s motives, after the FBI charged him with murder.Court papers filed this week also revealed Ms Hellmann’s family bugged her apartment in Delray Beach, Florida, to listen to Bennett’s conversations because they suspected him in her disappearance.The newlyweds were sailing towards Florida in May last year when Bennett made an SOS call saying Hellman, a 41-year-old former estate agent, was missing and the vessel was sinking. “Hellmann’s murder would remove the marital strife from the defendant’s life, allow the defendant to live his life as he pleased, and would enable him to inherit money from Hellmann’s estate, all of which provide strong circumstantial proof that the defendant had a strong motive to murder Hellmann,” he continued.If Colombian-born Ms Hellmann is presumed dead – as Bennett, 41, has requested – he would inherit her home and the contents of her bank account. Bennett is currently serving a seven-month jail term in Miami’s Federal Detention Center after admitting transporting the coins worth 38,480 dollars (£29,450).Prosecutors alleged Hellmann may have discovered her husband of three months was in possession of gold and silver coins stolen from his former employer in St Maarten, which could have made her an accomplice to smuggling.Mr Greenberg wrote that this “potentially led to an intense argument resulting in Hellmann’s murder”.The FBI accused the British-Australian of intentionally scuttling the 37ft vessel.Ms Hellmann’s body is yet to be found.Bennett is due to go on trail for second degree murder in December. The couple’s catamaran the Surf Into Summer sank last MayCredit:US Coast Guard/PA The couple's catamaran the Surf Into Summer sank last May Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Handout photo issued by Broward Sheriff's Office of Lewis Bennett read more

Koper and Veszprem to host battles of Slovenia and Hungary

← Previous Story Fenix Toulouse to sign Serbian youngstar Milan Jovanovic Next Story → VIDEO: Ferraz’s magic against Hannover Slovenia – Hungary handball Koper’s hall “Bonifika” and Veszprem’s “Arena” will be the host venues of the most interesting matches in Play-Off for the World Championship 2019 in Denmark and Germany between Slovenia and Hungary.Slovenia will meet Hungary on June 9 in the hall with capacity of 5.000 seats.Four days later, one of the loudest hall in European handball in Veszprem, will be the place where a decision about the winner will be taken.Veselin Vujovic or Ljubomir Vranjes?

Atlantis un dernier atterrissage et la retraite

first_imgAtlantis : un dernier atterrissage, et la retraiteCap Canaveral, États-Unis – A l’issue de son 32e et dernier vol, la navette spatiale américaine Atlantis a atterri sans encombre ce mercredi matin au centre spatial Kennedy, en Floride. Aucun incident technique ou intempérie n’est venu perturber la dernière mission de la navette Atlantis. Après 25 ans de bons et loyaux services, l’orbiteur a une dernière fois transporté des astronautes et livré du matériel à bord de la Station spatiale internationale (ISS), dont la construction est désormais presque achevée.À lire aussiApollo 11 : À quoi la conquête spatiale ressemblera-t-elle dans 50 ans ?Atlantis et ses six membres d’équipage ont atterri aujourd’hui sur la piste du centre spatial Kennedy, à 12h48 GMT (8h48 locales), sonnant l’heure de la retraite définitive pour la navette. Cette 32e mission achevée ce matin avait pour but de livrer plus de douze tonnes de fret, dont le module russe Rassvet destiné à l’accostage des vaisseaux Soyouz qui remplaceront les trois orbiteurs de la Nasa dès 2011.Il ne reste maintenant plus que deux vols de navettes prévus vers l’ISS, celui de Discovery mi-septembre et celui d’Endeavour fin novembre. Les deux orbiteurs rejoindront ensuite Atlantis dans un musée.Le 26 mai 2010 à 16:28 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Un singe paralysé du bras retrouve de la dextérité grâce à une

first_imgUn singe paralysé du bras retrouve de la dextérité grâce à une nouvelle techniquePour permettre aux personnes paralysées de retrouver l’usage de leurs membres, les scientifiques ont imaginé rebrancher directement le cerveau à la moelle épinière. Cette technique a déjà prouvé son efficacité chez un macaque.De nombreuses recherches scientifiques visent à trouver un moyen de redonner leur mobilité aux personnes paralysées. Alors que des exosquelettes sont à l’étude, certains chercheurs ont bien progressé dans le domaine des neuroprothèses qui captent directement les signaux cérébraux et transmettent l’information aux muscles. Néanmoins, ces stimulations épuisent rapidement les patients et ce type de prothèse demande un temps d’apprentissage avant de se montrer réellement utile. Aussi, une nouvelle piste est en train de voir le jour aux États-Unis. A l’université de Washington, des chercheurs ont eu l’idée de relier directement le cerveau à la moelle épinière plutôt qu’aux muscles. Une technique qu’ils ont expérimentée chez un macaque rhésus et dont les détails sont décrits dans la revue Frontiers in Neural Circuits. Partiellement paralysé d’un bras, le singe avait des difficultés à bouger son membre et à mouvoir ses doigts de manière indépendante. Au cours de l’expérience, les chercheurs ont ainsi entrainé le singe à déplacer un curseur sur un écran à l’aide de son poignetPuis ils lui ont demandé de réaliser la même tâche, cette fois-ci, en faisant uniquement appel à sa volonté. L’activité cérébrale de groupes de neurones du cortex moteur était simultanément enregistrée par les scientifiques grâce à des électrodes implantées dans les régions cérébrales correspondantes. En se basant sur ces relevés, les auteurs de l’étude ont alors effectué une sorte de dérivation (comme un pontage coronarien) permettant à l’information électrique de passer du cerveau à la moelle épinière en contournant la lésion. Une dextérité manuelle retrouvée Grâce à ce pont, le message nerveux n’était plus bloqué par la lésion et pouvait aller jusqu’au poignet ce qui a permis au macaque de retrouver une certaine forme de dextérité manuelle. Pour aller encore plus loin, les chercheurs ont ensuite récupéré les informations électriques circulant dans les muscles du bras paralysé et ont fait en sorte de les renvoyer dans la moelle épinière afin que la puissance du signal soit amplifiée, rapporte Futura-sciences.com.Cette amplification ajouté au pont a alors permis au macaque de se servir à nouveau, bien mieux de son bras auparavant partiellement paralysé. Comme le soulignent les scientifiques, de nombreuses études doivent encore être menées pour qu’un tel procédé puisse un jour être appliqué à l’Homme et se révéler efficace.Un pas prometteur pour soigner les paralysies À lire aussiPourquoi certains s’évanouissent-ils à la vue du sang ? Néanmoins, cette recherche suggère qu’un tel pontage nerveux pourrait mener à des résultats prometteurs chez des personnes ayant perdu une partie de leur mobilité. “Dans le futur, il est concevable qu’une technique puisse permettre de recevoir de nombreux signaux dans le cortex cérébral pour déclencher des stimulations dans différents sites de la moelle épinière, et qu’elle commence à restaurer quelques fonctions basiques comme la préhension et le mouvement”, a expliqué à LiveScience Eberhard Fetz, neuroscientifique qui a participé aux recherches. “C’est un petit pas mais c’est certainement un pas dans la bonne direction”, a commenté pour sa part, Lee Miller de la Northwestern University qui n’était pas impliqué dans l’étude. Le 19 avril 2013 à 12:32 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Pokémon Go will soon allow you to walk your Pokémon

first_imgYou will soon be able to do more with your Pokémon in Pokémon Go, according to Niantic Labs, the company behind the successful app, which announced a new “Buddy System” on Friday.Niantic said that the new system will allow players to choose a Pokémon to go on walks, which will allow them to pick up candy that can be used for power-ups and evolution. “You will be able to pick your favorite Pokémon from your collection to become your buddy, opening up unique in-game rewards and experiences,” the company wrote on its website.The announcement was predated by some legitimate rumors that claimed the code for the “Buddy System” was found in the last patch.According to the code, posted and detailed on GoHub and reported on IGN, players could choose a Pokémon to be buddies with, which sounds exactly like what Niantic just announced. Additionally, the code detailed that players will only be able to use one Pokémon at a time for this purpose and will only be able to collect a certain amount of candy per day.The amount of candy you can collect isn’t specified, but it’ll work on the same code that’s used to track the distance traveled for players, so a lot of what can make this work is already built in.There’ll also be a number of ways to walk with your Pokémon, depending on their size and type. It can even fly next to you or rest on your shoulder.The code was spotted on AeonLucid’s PogoProtos, which is a GitHub repository that collects proto files that can be used to decode other files from the app.One of the things missing from Pokémon Go has been the ability to interact with your Pokémon beyond fighting in gyms and feeding them candies. There isn’t a way to power-up your creatures either unless you catch multiples of the same type or happen to get a ton of candies when an egg hatches. Even gym battles don’t reward you with much for your Pokémon besides the hope that you can add it to the gym later.This, along with a trading system like in the proper games, could add more to the app, making it more interesting for people who may have dropped it or haven’t picked it up yet.last_img read more

UDP Wants Govt To Declare 1416 April As Martyrs Days

UDP Wants Govt To Declare 1416 April As Martyrs Days

first_imgBy: Kebba AF TourayThe United Democratic Party revealed that it has written to the Government calling on it to declare 14-16 April Martyrs’ days. This was revealed by Mr Almamy Taal, the party spokesman at a press briefing yesterday at its headquarters in Manjai.He told journalists that the briefing was aimed at informing the populace of its past activities, successes and the plans it has in the pipeline.Taal stated that the party has decided to dedicate April 14th, 15th and 16th as days for the martyrs of the UDP and has written to the government to consider declaring those three days as national martyrs’ days. He added that they have started this year’s commemoration by establishing the Solo Sandeng memorial lecture and the first Lecturer was Emmanuel Daniel Joof.He said they have engaged all their Chairmen and Mayors in a familiarization meeting for them to be acquainted with the activities of the party. He said part of their plans is to commemorate the party’s founding on 23rd of August 1996, adding that the commemoration is slated for the second weekend after Tobaski, which will be characterized by symposium to reflect on the struggles of the party and its fallen heroes and the demands on leadership, as well as on the contributions of their National President, Dembo Bojang, who he disclosed has been in politics for 40 years.He added that in September 2018, they will begin their party’s internal democracy processes and all the organs of the party starting from the Ward, constituency, regional and national levels will go to congress at these levels to elect their executive, adding that they believe in internal party democracy and it is also in line with the rules and regulations of the Independent Electoral Commission.After  congratulating President Adama Barrow for having appointed the UDP party leader, Lawyer Ousainou Darboe as the Vice President of the Gambia, he said the party stands in full support of the President’s agenda and the National Development Agenda.Hon. Sainey Touray, member for Jarra East dilated on the change of the current Legislature compared to the previous one, which he described as a robust parliament that is not a rubberstamp. He highlighted the elimination of section 91(1)(d) of the Constitution as a major achievement of the National Assembly, as it has given lawmakers immunity in their work from being fired by any party leader.The Deputy Party Secretary, Aji Yama Secka also thanked the president appointing Lawyer Ousainou Darboe as his number two. She also thanked their party supporters nation-wide and for their continuous support and loyalty to the UDP.last_img read more

Permitting Officials Explore Alternatives For Donlin Gold Mine

first_imgDonlin Gold is in a multiyear permitting process for the proposed gold mine located north of Crooked Creek about 120 miles upriver from Bethel. Scientists and engineers are now studying not just Donlin’s proposed plan, but several variations that would significantly change the mine.Download AudioAnticipating more than 100 permits, regulators are writing a 2000-page Environmental Impact Statement about Donlin Gold’s plans to mine a million ounces of gold per year from an open pit mine. But they’re not just looking at the company’s ideas.Taylor Brelsford is a senior scientist for URS, an international engineering and environmental company doing the heavy technical work for the Army Corps of Engineers.“The law requires that we kind of step away form the Donlin proposal and think a little more broadly about potential alternative technologies or processes and at least fully analyze those,” said Brelsford.The team is looking at about eight major alternatives, some of which have been considered by Donlin in the past. Donlin’s proposed a hugely expensive natural gas pipeline from Cook Inlet to Southwest Alaska, plus barging diesel up the Kuskokwim. Don Kuhle is the project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.“A lot of we looked at were ways to reduce the amount of diesel to be barged on the Kuskokwim,” said Kuhle.A diesel pipeline would eliminate about 40 million gallons of fuel a year going to the Junjuk port site. Brelsford says each alternative has unique challenges.“A diesel pipeline is more difficult to build, it’s a bigger risk if there’s ever a spill, compared to LNG, so that shows the tradeoffs involved in one alternative versus another,” said Brelsford.Another option involves having large trucks at the mine run on LNG instead of diesel. They will also study having the port site nearly 70 miles further downriver at Birch Tree Crossing.The team of more than 50 specialists will also study changes to the mine site, such as changing the tailings dam to dry storage instead of the dammed area with water, and looking at allowing discharge of some treated waste water, rather than keeping it all on site. Another option involves running the gas pipeline through Dalzell Gorge near Rainy pass as was considered before by Donlin.The draft EIS is not due for another year. People will then see the details of the eight alternatives. In the meantime, the Corps of Engineers does not plan to release much new information but says some details will be a newsletter this month.last_img read more

Emina Ekic Named to the Preseason AllACC Team

Emina Ekic Named to the Preseason AllACC Team

first_imgPredicted Order of Finish  Print Friendly Version LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Junior midfielder Emina Ekic was named to the Preseason All-ACC Women’s Soccer team in a vote of the league’s 14 head coaches. The Tar Heels, who have won 21 ACC Championships under the leadership of head coach Anson Dorrance, received six first-place votes and 188 points to edge 2018 champion Florida State (eight first-place votes, 185 points). School                                 PointsNorth Carolina                  188 (6 first-place votes)Florida State                      185 (8 first-place votes)Virginia                               163Duke                                   155Clemson                             121NC State                             109Wake Forest                       106Louisville                              99Notre Dame                         88Boston College                    87Virginia Tech                        85Miami                                   39Pitt                                        29Syracuse                              16 The 2019 season will kick off on Thursday, Aug. 22. Ekic was named to the Hermann Trophy Watch List last week. The junior earned second team All-American honors by the United Soccer Coaches Association last season as a sophomore. She was named a first team All-Atlantic Region selection by the United Soccer Coaches Association.  Following the regular season, Ekic earned first team All-ACC honors. The Louisville native was outstanding in ACC play last season.  She finished the regular season with seven goals and five assists for 19 points. In her sophomore campaign last year,  She earns preseason All-ACC honors for the second straight year.   Virginia finished third in the voting with 163 points, while Duke and Clemson were fourth and fifth with 155 and 121 points, respectively.  NC State was picked sixth in the voting, followed by Wake Forest, Louisville, Notre Dame and Boston College. Virginia Tech, Miami, Pitt and Syracuse round out the poll. Story Links The top eight teams in the final league standings will advance to the ACC Championship, which begins with quarterfinal matches at campus sites on Sunday, Nov. 3. The semifinals and final are scheduled for Nov. 8 and Nov. 10 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. Seven MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List candidates headline the 2019 Preseason All-ACC Team with Florida State leading the way with four selections, while North Carolina has three. Preseason All-ACC TeamName                                               School                  Mariana Speckmaier, Jr., F             ClemsonMalia Berkely, R-Jr., D                    Florida StateDeyna Castellanos, Sr., F               Florida State      Jaelin Howell, So., M                      Florida StateYujie Zhao, So., M                          Florida State                      Emina Ekic, Jr., M                           LouisvilleTziarra King, Sr., F                          NC State                                             Emily Fox, Jr., D                              North Carolina                                                  Brianna Pinto, So. M                       North CarolinaAlessia Russo, Jr., F                       North Carolina                                                  Mandy McGlynn, Sr., GK                Virginia Tech The ACC’s seven teams ranked in the United Soccer Coaches Preseason Top 25 Poll announced on Tuesday are the most of any conference, and its four teams among the top 10 are also the nation’s best.last_img read more

How Steven Moffat Saved Doctor Who Christmas

first_imgStay on target HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Every fan in the Whoniverse likes Doctor Who Christmas specials a lot. But the BBC, which nearly canceled this year’s annual episode, does not*.Exiting showrunner Steven Moffat supposedly stuck around for the year-end event to save the show’s much-coveted Dec. 25 slot.In an interview with Digital Spy last week, the head writer and executive producer confirmed his original plan to duck out at the end of series 10.“I had my finale planned and what I wanted to do with it. I had a good notion of that,” he said.But when news spread that incoming boss Chris Chibnall didn’t want to start his tenure with a holiday installment, Moffat volunteered as tribute.David Bradley reprises his role as First Doctor William Hartnell in December (via BBC)“Doctor Who wouldn’t lose that slot if we hadn’t [done a special] because Christmas Day is now so rammed,” he explained. “So I said, probably four glasses of red wine in, ‘I’ll do Christmas.’ And then had to persuade Peter [Capaldi] that’s how we were leaving.”Directed by Rachel Talalay, the Yuletide chapter marks the end for Moffat and Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi, who is expected to regenerate into the show’s first female lead, Jodie Whittaker.“Twice Upon a Time” features Capaldi, David Bradley (as William Hartnell as the First Doctor), Mark Gatiss playing a WWI soldier, and the return of Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts. Plus, the trailer hints at the never-before-seen First Doctor’s regeneration—with companion Polly.The bittersweet episode (as described by Bradley) will wrap up Moffat’s 12-year stint on Doctor Who with a bow, to be presented in 2018 to Chibnall.“It’s like handing over any job,” Moff told Digital Spy. “Though Chris was incredibly, and is incredibly, fastidious about not wanting to seem to lurk behind me, ready to knife me in the back.“I never felt that—he was absolutely welcome to be there any time he wanted, I had no problem with it all. He’s a good friend,” the Scotsman added.*Before the British Broadcasting Company sends me an angry email: This was a simple play on How the Grinch Stole Christmas; the Beeb, to my knowledge, has no ill-will toward Doctor Who.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Kolkata Metro services briefly suspended after spark on tracks

Kolkata Metro services briefly suspended after spark on tracks

first_imgKolkata: Metro Rail services were suspended for around half-an-hour between Dum Dum and Kavi Subhash stations on Tuesday evening, following a problem on the tracks, a senior official said. Kabi Subhash-bound trains were stopped for 25 minutes after a spark was noticed on the tracks near the Rabindra Sadan Station around 6.50 pm, Kolkata Metro’s chief public relations officer Indrani Banerjee said. “A thorough inspection of the tracks was conducted and normal services towards Kavi Subhash resumed around 7.05 pm,” she said. On December 27, a fire broke out on board a metro train here during rush hours, causing a stampede-like situation and leaving at least 16 passengers injured.last_img

Aerolineas drop Sydney

Aerolineas drop Sydney

first_imgAerolineas Argentinas has decided to end its Buenos Aires to Sydney service from April 2014, owing to “poor economic performance”. Aerolineas cited “the existence of alternative (airlines) to maintain connectivity with Oceania through other international carriers” and the fact that “Australia as a destination is not a target most chosen by the Argentines” as rationale for shutting down flights to and from Sydney. The South American airline has revealed forthcoming changes to its network, increasing frequencies and opening new routes, while ceasing operations on the recently-established Australian route. Source = ETB News: P.T. The airline will boost international frequencies from 48 per week in October 2013 to 61 per week by October 2014, operating a new flight to New York (15 December 2013) and serving Caracas (1 April 2014), Barcelona and Rome (1 July 2014) with daily flights. The Argentinean carrier has been actively modernising its fleet over the past few years and will retire the Airbus 340-200 when the Buenos Aires-Sydney route ceases operation on 1 April 2014. Aerolineas celebrated 27 years in Australia at their Argentine Roadshow in August 2013. Aerolineas Argentinas said Australia ranks 50th in preference of destinations for Argentines, while 51 percent of passengers from Australia are connecting or travelling beyond Australia and Argentina. “When the international network is modified in this way, more number of frequencies to the most popular destinations with the same resources, can be operated which improves productivity,” Aerolineas Argentinas said in a statement.last_img read more

Singapore Airlines adds additional flights in MumbaiSingapore route

Singapore Airlines adds additional flights in MumbaiSingapore route

first_imgFour weekly flights have been added between Mumbai and Singapore, announced Singapore Airlines, taking the total frequency on the route to 18 flights per week.The airline is currently offering morning and evening flights on Boeing 777 and Airbus A380 respectively. The extra service operates every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from April 21 to May 22, 2016.Flights will depart Singapore at 02:35 and arrive in Mumbai at 05:25. The return flights will the leave Mumbai at 08:35 and arrive back in Singapore at 16:40. Running at the same timings, from May 23 to June 12, 2016, the additional flights will operate every Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.“The additions in frequency have been made to meet the growth in demand for travel. With peak summer travel season approaching, increased flight connections will help in view of anticipated surge in holiday traffic,” the airline’s General Manager (India) David Lau said.last_img read more

Enjoy the most thrilling dining experience of your

Enjoy the most thrilling dining experience of your

first_imgEnjoy the most thrilling dining experience of your life and take in Edinburgh’s spectacular skyline as you’ve never seen it before.At a luxury 22 seater table, you’ll be treated to a sample of Scotland’s finest food & drink whilst suspended over 100 feet above the capital.For your chance to win, simply sign up for Airmail, our weekly newsletter, by entering your email address below. (Don’t worry if you’ve already signed up – we won’t send you more than one copy!).Good luck!Terms and conditionsBelow: Dinner in the Sky in various cities around the world ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Skyscanner, Europe’s leading flight search site, presents Festival in the Sky, Edinburgh Festival’s ultimate dining experience where you eat 100ft up in the air, suspended above Scotland’s beautiful capital, enjoying views of the castle and beyond. And we’ve got five sets of four seats to give away.center_img RelatedSkyscanner presents Festival in the SkySkyscanner presents Festival in the SkyEdinburgh Festival Fringe 2010: ten great websites for Fringe fansGet the best out of the Fringe Festival with these great websites for Fringe fans…Skyscanner Top Ten – Dinner with a ViewThis week’s Top Ten looks at some of the highest places to dine across the worldlast_img read more

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first_img by Jake Coyle, The Associated Press Posted Jan 3, 2019 10:11 am PDT NEW YORK — Despite widespread attention over gender inequality in film, a new study finds that the number of female directors in the top 250 domestic grossing movies last year dipped to 8 per cent.That was down 3 percentage points from 2017, according to the 21st annual Celluloid Ceiling report released Thursday by the Center for the Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University. It was even below the 9 per cent level achieved 20 years earlier in 1998.The study’s author, Martha Lauzen, says such “radical underrepresentation is unlikely to be remedied by the voluntary efforts of a few individuals or a single studio.”Researchers found slight gains for women in other roles. In 2018, women comprised 20 per cent of all directors, writers, producers, executive directors, editors and cinematographers in the top 250 films. That’s up 3 percentage points from 2017.Jake Coyle, The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Study finds ‘radical underrepresentation’ for women in filmlast_img read more

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