Peter Landesman is used to tackling tough subjects. The former New York Times Magazine journalist has written about everything from Russian arms traffickers to genocide in Rwanda. So perhaps it’s not surprising that he sounds non-plussed when he talks about doling out some harsh blows to the NFL in his new film, Concussion. Based on a true story, the film stars Will Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu, a forensic pathologist who first diagnoses C.T.E., a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated head blows, in 2005. Omalu discovered several cases of C.T.E.-amongst former NFL players whom he performed autopsies on, a number of whom had ended their lives in suicide. He, and the film, attack the NFL for initially denying any connection between C.T.E. and football players, and trying to discredit Omalu’s findings. advertisement advertisement “[NFL commissioner] Roger Goodell doesn’t really worry me that much,” say Landesman, who wrote and directed the … [Read more...] about How Writer/Director Peter Landesman Took on the NFL With ‘Concussion’
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The recent sharp rally in paper stocks following the government's pledge to eliminate single-use plastic has made investors sit up and take note.Many are of the opinion that the government’s shun-plastic push has brightened the prospects of paper companies. But, analysts and industry watchers are less convinced with this rally.The government has pledged to eliminate single-use plastic by 2022. As per reports, a nationwide ban on single-use plastic, including bags, cups and straws, could come as early as on October 2, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.Close Since August 15, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged citizens to give up single-use plastic by October 2, 20 paper stocks have surged over 10 percent as of September 11 on BSE. related news Sensex at record high but midcaps likely to generate wealth; 20 stocks to bet on Technical View: Nifty forms Doji pattern, record high likely if index closes above 12K Sensex hits a new high, 4 factors that could … [Read more...] about 20 paper stocks up 10% since Aug 15. Will it hold?
Indian market created history yet again on November 20 when the Sensex hit a new high of 40,816, while the Nifty had a touch-and-go moment with 12,000, just 120 points shy of its best-ever performance of 12,103.So, what should be the trading strategy? Is it time to buy the fear in the small and mid-cap space or stay with steady large-cap stocks?The answer lies in your risk-taking ability. Even though the market valuations look stretched, largecaps could still be in favour. However, value buying could be seen in select mid and small-cap stocks, say experts.Close The market is at record highs and valuations have been stretched since the last quarter. The broader markets are still significantly lower from their highs as Small and Midcap indices are still down by about 20 percent from their record highs. related news Don’t miss! Stocks from life insurance and AMC likely to be included in Sensex & Nifty Banking set to see a recovery, life insurance the next big sector: … [Read more...] about What should be your strategy, buy largecaps or chose from mid & smallcaps?
After a fantastic year for Indian equity markets, domestic mutual fund industry experts are hoping for another blockbuster year in 2018.The year 2017 was one of the best years for mutual funds in recent years as the industry matured and attained some level of sustainability. In fact, this was the best ever year for Indian retail investors because unlike most of the previous bull runs, which were led by FIIs, this one was led by domestic retail inflows.The Indian markets were on a roll in 2017 with indices delivering around 27-28 percent return between January and December. Indices clocked fresh milestones frequently after Nifty first hit an all-time high of 10,000 in July. The Nifty has largely traded above the 10k-mark since then, running parallel to the Sensex, which hit 34,000 for the first time on December 26.Close Domestic investors have really been the big drivers for this market, especially through the mutual fund (MF) route. In nine out of the 11 months till November, equity … [Read more...] about MFs had a terrific run in 2017, but can they create wealth for investors in 2018?
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when the era of bizarre corporate do-gooding started. But in June 2018 it certainly went viral. That’s when Domino’s launched its “Paving for Pizza” campaign, which included video shot from inside one of its pizza boxes while a driver navigated all manner of terrible road conditions. The message: Poorly maintained roads aren’t just an inconvenience—they can devastate the deliciousness of your future pizza delivery. advertisement advertisement Domino’s marketing campaign had an added benefit of community improvement: It committed to fill potholes in 20 places around the country, to ensure smooth pizza rides. All residents in those places had to do was requested aid online, and the company would start contacting town or city officials. As Ad Week reported, well over a 100,00 people took action, while Bernie Sanders blasted the idea because it steamrolled over a more important discussion about why … [Read more...] about As corporate philanthropy and marketing stunts converge, who is actually benefiting?