NEW DELHI: Ashish Nanda, the director of the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, has stepped down, more than a year before his tenure was scheduled to end, citing personal reasons. Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman of the Board of Governors, IIM-A, has accepted his resignation. Nanda has been asked to continue till September to facilitate the transition. Nanda, a 1983 batch alumnus of IIM-A, took charge of the top post in September 2013 and his tenure was slated to en...
Nigerian twitter is too lit! So we told you that the Oba of Lagos snubbed the Ooni of Ife when he tried to greet him. The funny thing is, the Ooni of Ife is higher in rank than the Oba of Lagos and was not even supposed to greet him in the first place. @_achmed started a thread on Kings/Obas that are greater than the Oba of Lagos and the awesome people of Nigerian twitter started adding their own tweets to it. Check out the amazing thread. 1. The tweet that started it all A short thread of Kin...
Facebook is hoping to attract more airline advertisers with its newest product, Dynamic Ads for Travel for flights, which is geared toward mobile users. Pictured here are images from Cathay Pacific's Dynamic Ads for Travel. FacebookSkift Take: The bigger question here is this: Should airlines and their travel peers be investing more in social versus search? — Deanna TingJust as it did last May, Facebook is rolling out new Dynamic Ads for Travel on its platform as well as on its Instagram b...
PLEASANT VIEW, Tenn. — It’s 9 o’clock on a school night, and Ty Chandler has finished his school work and run in a city track meet in Nashville and found time for a sit down interview in his home with SEC Country. Chandler, the No. 5-rated tailback in the nation and a Tennessee signee who’s expected to play for the Vols immediately, does not like to spend much time talking about himself. But on this rare occasion, Chandler realizes there’s a captive Tennessee football audience eage...
SEC baseball will feature two games on Thursday in another light night for the conference. Ole Miss travels to Arkansas, and Alabama hosts LSU. It marks the second consecutive day with just two games for the SEC. On Wednesday, Tennessee beat ETSU, and Kentucky blanked Xavier. Kentucky and Mississippi State remain at the top of their respective divisions. After a quiet day Thursday, the conference will feature a schedule that includes seven games Friday. Here are the latest SEC baseball scores, ...
NAINITAL: The Uttarakhand High Court today directed the judicial magistrate of Vikasnagar in Dehradun district to seal and seize the EVMs used for the constituency during assembly polls. The direction was issued on the plea of a Congress candidate alleging tampering and manipulation of the EVMs. The court also issued notices to the Election Commission of India, the state election commission, the chief secretary and the BJP candidate who won the poll from the seat. It has been alleged in the pe...
Will Holden could be a solid mid-round pick for teams in the 2017 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-7, 311-pound Vanderbilt tackle, named as a second-team All-SEC performer in 2016 by the conference’s coaches, is projected by NFL.com as a third- to fourth-round pick. Holden was SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his performance against Ole Miss last season on Nov. 19. With the 2017 NFL Draft beginning on April 27, here are five things to know about this three-year starter for the Commodores. ...
Zach Cunningham, a former Vanderbilt linebacker, is a name to listen for in the 2017 NFL Draft. At 6-foot-4, 212 pounds, Cunningham showed improvement each season at Vanderbilt. He had an SEC-best 125 tackles along with 4 fumble recoveries and 16.5 tackles for loss during his junior season in 2016. Cunningham was selected first-team All-American and first-team All-SEC for his tremendous season. The 2017 NFL Draft begins April 27 in Philadelphia. Here are five things to know about the standou...
We spoke to founder Lea Lange about how the fairy-tale rise of Juniqe with her two co-founders began. Their recipe for success: keep it simple.
ANTING Town government and Tongji University announced today that it will establish and develop an industrial zone located around Tongji University in Jiading District. The industrial zone, called Tongji University Ring Intelligent City, consists of two parts including a high-tech industrial zone and a modern living zone. “The Tongji University Ring Intelligent City will focus on the industrial transformation and upgrade, including automotive industry and high-end manufacturing,&rdquo...
The liberal, pro-Clinton bubble which the majority of the news media call home is real – and worse than we thought – according to a new data analysis. It found that 72% of all news media employees lives and work in parts of the US which overwhelmingly backed the losing candidate in the last election. Politico – arguably the most insidery, bubble-prone outlet of all – produced a thorough analysis by cross-referencing voter patterns with official labor stats, and found amp...
Pre-wedding photo shoots are a thing now. Before you say the ‘I do’s’, people must save the date and pre-wedding photo shoots is the new norm. Coming up with the idea for pre-wedding photo shoots is a hectic path to take but some have managed to produce results like this. A post shared by Foremost Wedding Page
This is Eric Omondi. A post shared by Eric Omondi (@ericomondi) on Mar 19, 2017 at 11:17pm PDT   He is one of Kenya’s top comedians and lately, his ‘How To Be’ series of clips have taken fans by storm. In the clips, he impersonates famous people and demonstrates how they behave. Most of the time, the impersonations tend to be super accurate. In the last few days, he had built anticipation via social media on an upcoming impersonation of US president Donald Trump. H...
SHANGHAI is expected to surpass Hong Kong as the largest office market in China within a few years' time with total Grade A space reaching 11 million square meters by 2020, international real estate services provider JLL said in a latest report. The city's central business district is set to receive approximately 1.1 million square metres of prime office space by then. An additional 3.3 million square metres of office development will be completed in the decentralized Pudong, Hongkou...
Can your patio umbrella charge your devices, play music from them, tell you the weather, broadcast wifi and more? Yeah, didn’t think so. This post Video: Your fanciest lawn umbrella can’t hold a candle to this appeared first on Tech in Asia.
It is no secret that 2016 has been an eventful year for reform and development on a global scale, but what do we know about the ramifications on the merger and acquisition landscape? Why is Asia-Pacific the region everyone has set their eyes on? For one, the concerns and skepticism raised by Brexit and the recent political and regulatory uncertainty in the US are sufficient to waver investors and bump them off the list of attractive target destinations. But are these really enough to stir this m...
Alaska Airlines is switching to a smaller plane, the Embraer E175, on some flights from Dallas Love Field. The company has been reaching out to customers who may be upset. Alaska AirlinesSkift Take: Alaska Airlines has always taken customer experience more seriously than other carriers, but historically, that's been easier, since Alaska has been smaller than its competitors. It's good to see Alaska still placing a major emphasis on customer satisfaction after its Virgin American acqui...
Skift Take: Tourists plan entire trips around food with increasing frequency. This has changed the idea of a restaurant as travelers seek immersive dining experiences outside of the traditional seated dinner. — Kristen HawleyDining is quickly becoming the main attraction for global travelers, far beyond the notion of a typical restaurant. At Skift Forum Europe in April, Ben Liebmann, chief operating officer of Copenhagen’s Noma restaurant and Camille Rumani, co-founder and chief operating of...
SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police today arrested separatist leader Asiya Andrabi under the Public Safety Act. She was arrested in the morning from her residence, sources said. She is alleged to be the main separatist leader who incites women in the valley to pelt stones at security forces and disrupt normal life.
The internet has made life a lot easier by streamlining communication channels. But the emergence of ecommerce sites spell a different story altogether. Beyond providing a diverse portfolio of products that can easily be bought online, ecommerce has also inspired creativity among individuals to come up with industry-specific or need-based online solutions. The beauty of convenience speaks to us at multiple levels—be it the food we eat, events we plan, or even the clothes we want to buy. Luckil...