The Sur La Table painting was commissioned by Downtown Santa Monica Inc., after its chief executive, Kathleen Rawson, disheartened by the closed businesses in her district, contacted Evan Meyer, chief executive of Beautify and a street artist himself. “Can we do something that can give people some hope?” she asked him. Rawson pulled together a small budget for several “COVID-19 response murals,” as she called them, on the city’s newest canvases. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | Murals send a message of hope in grim times
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In Wipro, after CEO Vivek Paul's exit in 2005, Azim Premji assumed the role for three years till 2008. Between 2008 and 2011, the company was led by Girish Paranjpe and Suresh Vaswani, both of them old-timers, who quit in 2011 on grounds of personal reasons. By then, Wipro's growth began to slump. … [Read more...] about Wipro’s new CEO: Can foreign executives succeed in Indian IT firms?
After the incident, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, in a tweet, said he was "shocked and saddened" by the PIA plane crash. He said rescue and relief is the priority and that an inquiry will be instituted into the incident.Shocked & saddened by the PIA crash. Am in touch with PIA CEO Arshad Malik, who has left for Karachi & with the rescue & relief teams on ground as this is the priority right now. Immediate inquiry will be instituted. Prayers & condolences go to families of the deceased. … [Read more...] about Pakistan plane crash | Here is a timeline of the major plane crashes in the country
The Americans star Noah Emmerich.) Standing in the way of Naird’s mission is Dr. Adrian Mallory (a prickly John Malkovich), whose measured approach to getting the Space Force up to code conflicts with Naird’s tunnel-vision quest to get “boots on the moon” by 2024. The rest of the cast is rounded out by an impressive menagerie of comedic talent, including many of Christopher Guest’s usual suspects, but Carell and Malkovich are front and center, piloting much of the show’s plot and its laughs. … [Read more...] about Netflix’s ‘Space Force’ is not the show you think it’s going to be
It depends on how long we are in lockdown and how much time the economy takes to recover from the shock. We are expecting the economy to contract by 3-4 percent in FY21. While first half of FY21 is likely to be very bad, we could see recovery in the second half. In this scenario, we don't anticipate severe pressure on banks after six months. However, if recovery takes longer and individuals and businesses still find it difficult to repay loans after the 6-month moratorium ends, we could witness rising NPAs and stress in the banking sector. … [Read more...] about ‘Need more stimulus with focus on GST cut, wage support, higher MNREGA spend’