The director uses this date to paint a portrait of African-American history through six events that occurred on an August 28 in the past century, including: the lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech in 1963, Hurricane Katrina touching down in 2005, and Barack Obama officially becoming the first African-American presidential nominee in 2008. The film depicts these events and more in six vignettes featuring performances by Angela Bassett, Don Cheadle, Regina King, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lupita Nyong’o, and David Oyelowo. … [Read more...] about Ava DuVernay’s star-studded new film is free to watch at home right now (but only today)
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"Market is climbing higher taking support at the rising trend line since October of last year. However, the velocity is waning with every rise which makes the level of 12,050 in Nifty50 very crucial to sustain the upward trend. Any move below 12,050 levels should be seen as a beginning of a bigger correction, however, till that time traders can keep long and buy on declines with weekly lows as stops. Volatility will be high and therefore traders should be more cautious," Jimeet Modi said. … [Read more...] about Market Week Ahead: 10 key things that will keep traders busy this week
Answer: “Being human obsessed” Why? “We talk about ‘customer obsessed’ in the industry, but really it’s about being human obsessed, and really keeping the focus on who you are solving for.” Davos Dialogues, a series of editorial panels, videos, and news coverage, is produced in partnership with HCL Technologies. … [Read more...] about Note to future you: These are the skills you’ll need for work in 10 years
Privatisation, not mergerThe government has been averse to the idea of privatising state-run banks. Instead, it has only resorted to merging smaller, weaker banks with bigger ones. But experts, including former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan, have argued that merger of weak banks will not solve the problem of governance issues and lack of autonomy. Besides merging a weak bank with a strong bank could even impact the health of the big bank.The only major bank acquisition that happened in the recent past is the LIC-IDBI Bank deal. But this cannot be termed as a case of privatisation since LIC is a government-owned entity. In a highly competitive market, a fiscally constrained government cannot continue with the ownership of state-run banks. It will have to look at options to gradually cede ownership control in some state-run banks. Sitharaman could use her Budget speech to lay out a roadmap for privatisation of public sector banks (PSBs). … [Read more...] about Budget 2020: What lies in store for state-run banks ravaged by bad debt?
While food obtained at work doesn’t represent the largest part of most people’s diets, about 11 percent of workers obtained food at work three times per week, and five percent of workers did so five or more times per week. That means millions of employees eat a large number of calories at work regularly, and it could be a significant part of their diet, the authors point out. … [Read more...] about Workplace foods a source of unhealthy calories: Survey