Arsenal caretaker manager Freddie Ljungberg believes a weight has been lifted off his players' shoulders after a three-goal blitz in nine second-half minutes beat West Ham 3-1 on December 9 to end the Gunners' worst winless run in 42 years. Another miserable night for the Swede seemed in store when the visitors trailed at half-time to Angelo Ogbonna's deflected header.However, Arsenal suddenly sparked into life after Gabriel Martinelli scored his first Premier League goal as Nicolas Pepe finally started to deliver on his club record ?72 million fee by curling home a brilliant second, before crossing for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to secure all three points."It means so much for the players. They have been living under enormous pressure and you see it in their performances," said Ljungberg.Close "You can see the players have been a bit low and you see in the dressing room the relief and how happy they are." related news EPL: Tammy Abraham emerges as Chelsea's talisman On the … [Read more...] about EPL: Arsenal relieved as worst winless run since 1977 ends at West Ham
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In the hierarchy of things New York City residents kvetch about, housing ranks near the top. A dearth of affordable apartments has the city in a stranglehold and there’s seemingly no end to escalating rents. (Good luck finding a studio in Manhattan for less than $2,300 per month, the average going rate in the borough.) To tackle this problem, former mayor Michael Bloomberg staged a competition in 2012 to design a micro-units development. In just three years, the experimental buildings have hit the market. But is it enough to alleviate the affordable housing crisis? Short answer: it opens the conversation about retooling the city’s supply of apartments, but it’s not exactly a panacea for NYC’s housing headaches. advertisement advertisement Designed by the Brooklyn-based firm nArchitects, Carmel Place (formerly known as MyMicro) is located in Kips Bay, a neighborhood on Manhattan’s east side, familiar to many as “The place where that movie … [Read more...] about Micro Apartments: Utopia or Dystopia?
Apps as we know them will disappear. Luxury will trickle down to the masses. VR will go mainstream. These are just a few of the major design and technology trends shaping the world in 2016. The trends we’ve identified focus on issues we–a firm with over 600 designers and developers–expect to tackle in the coming year. They reflect what clients are asking for, our experiences as citizens and users, and our well-informed guesses (we hope!) on the impact of emergent technology. advertisement advertisement 1. Micromoments will be mighty. Today, someone is always listening. We have listening devices strapped to our wrists that encourage us to run farther or put down that extra slice of cake. Devices in our homes listen and respond. Listening technology allows us to act on any impulse whenever, which has broken down the customer journey into a plethora of real-time, intent-driven micromoments. It follows a very predictable pattern–immediate need, … [Read more...] about 10 Key Design Trends For 2016 (And How To Make The Most Of Them)
Even as reports hinted that Yes Bank would reject Canadian industrialist Erwin Singh Braich's $1.2 billion bid in favour of institutional investors, Bloomberg has reported that Briach's claims may be under question.The offer from Braich and Hong Kong-based SPGP Holdings had been expected to make up a bulk of Yes Bank's $2 billion fundraising plans but was clouded by concerns over certain foreign bidders being disallowed to acquire a stake in the bank by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).It has now emerged that Braich is allegedly involved in numerous lawsuits with creditors and family members.Close Moneycontrol could not independently verify the report. related news Anti-diabetes drug Vildgliptin to become 80% cheaper Hyundai to increase vehicle prices from January Aditya Birla Fashion gets board nod for appointment of Himanshu Kapania as Vice Chairman Braich told Bloomberg he had the funds and had been "under the radar" with "a lot of different holdings and assets” that … [Read more...] about Yes Bank bidder Erwin Singh Braich has history of bankruptcy, questionable business deals: Report
Sounak MitraAn unwieldy and complicated goods and services tax (GST) not only hit many micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), but Patanjali Ayurved too. The packaged consumer goods industry upstart could not adjust to the changing tax regime which messed up its supply chain and led to a dip in sales. Revenues declined by about 10 percent to Rs 8148 crore in fiscal 2018. But consumer good industry heavyweights should desist from celebrating too soon. It’s premature to write off Patanjali.As Care Ratings noted in a recent report, Patanjali’s sales dipped “primarily because of its inability to adapt in time to the goods and services tax regime and develop infrastructure and supply chain”. This is a temporary glitch that the company would eventually streamline.Close If anything, the company has been clearly preparing for expansion. Some of its mis-steps in the past couple of years were owing to the exclusive focus on growth. Issues such as production capacity, … [Read more...] about Opinion | It’s too early to discount Patanjali, it may be a sleeping giant