Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The world of Westeros returns this Sunday, as HBO is scheduled to release House of the Dragon on August 21st. The prequel to the popular Game of Thrones series takes George R.R. Martin fans back two hundred years before Daenerys Targaryen’s quest for the throne. As the name suggests, The House of the Dragon will center around the war between the Targaryen siblings Aegon II and Rhaenyra in the wake of their father’s, Viserys I, death. Often referred to as the ‘Dance of the Dragons,’ the Targaryen family civil war was described in the extended section of Martin’s most recent addition to the series, Fire & Blood. While GOT fans are very aware of the dark and complicated Targaryen bloodline, the series hopes to lay the foundation for the rise of Daenerys. Sportsbooks are picking up where they left off with Game of Thrones, by offering a number of House of the Dragon betting odds markets for fans to conquer. … [Read more...] about House Of The Dragon Betting Odds & Season 1 Predictions: Who Will Claim The Throne?
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Representative image Gold reversed its course to trade lower on August 11 in the international markets as hawkish remarks from US Federal Reserve officials dampened hopes of a let-up in aggressive policy tightening after tame inflation data. Spot gold was down 0.3 percent to $1,788.39 per ounce by 3:34 p.m. ET (1934 GMT). It had risen to its highest since July 5 after the consumer price index (CPI) data. At 9:44am, gold contracts were trading 0.3 percent lower on the Multi-Commodity Exchange ( MCX ) at Rs 52,085 for 10 grams and silver shed 0.74 percent at Rs 58,525 a kilogram. Track Live Gold Prices Here Trading Strategy Close Tapan Patel, Senior Analyst (Commodities), HDFC Securities Gold prices traded weak on Thursday with COMEX Spot gold prices were trading 0.36 percent down near $1785 per ounce in the morning trade. Gold prices retreated after US inflation data eased recession worries. The weaker dollar capped downside for the day. We … [Read more...] about Gold prices today: Experts expect precious metal prices to remain volatile; support for gold around Rs 52,040-51,810
Paul Moller stands in the back corner of a large garage in Davis, California, clean-shaven and wearing a large pair of golden aviator glasses. The 52-year-old engineer is a professor down the road at the University of California, Davis, but he’s not the type to sit back with a book and highlighter. In his white polo shirt and glossy brown bomber jacket, he looks ready to tinker with the shiny invention behind him at knee-level at a moment’s notice. advertisement advertisement The dark blue saucer behind Moller features eight propellers encircling a small, one-person cockpit. Behold Moller’s new M200X—a vehicle reminiscent of the Jetson family’s green flying car that Moller says is almost ready for manned test flights. Cut to: Moller stands outside with the M200X in an open grassy field. The vehicle, tethered to a rope, powers up, whirring loudly. The saucer lifts slowly into the air, rocking back and forth unsteadily, before Moller and his team signal … [Read more...] about Paul Moller’s 50-year dream to build a flying car won’t die
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline A full-scale nuclear war between Russia and the U.S. could trigger a global famine and kill more than 5 billion people, according to peer reviewed research published in Nature Food on Monday, while a smaller regional nuclear conflict could also lead to the starvation of billions, sober findings that show the wide-reaching implications of nuclear war as tensions between several nuclear-armed states soar amid ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Key Facts Soot blasted into the atmosphere following a nuclear exchange would obliterate crop production by blocking out sunlight and lowering temperatures, according to climate models simulating six different nuclear war scenarios. The models, which analyzed changes to agricultural production and trade in five scenarios for how smaller nuclear wars between India and Pakistan could play out and one large war between Russia and the U.S., showed that even a small, … [Read more...] about Even A Limited Nuclear War Could Kill Billions By Starvation, Study Finds
Akasa Air continues to mourn Rakesh Jhunjhunwala but his passing will not affect its operations or growth, India’s newest airline’s chief executive officer and co-founder Vinay Dube said on August 17. Billionaire investor Jhunjhunwala, the biggest investor in the low-cost airline, passed away on August 14, exactly a week after Akasa launched its operations with a Mumbai-Ahmedabad flight. "Yesterday (August 16) we received our third aircraft in Delhi, which will be put into operation on the Mumbai-Bengaluru sector shortly. We will continue to grow our fleet by adding one new aircraft every two weeks," Dube said in a release to the media. Jhunjhunwala’s family holds around 45 percent stake in the airline through three trusts named after his children Nishtha, Aryaman, and Aryavir. Dube, a former CEO of Jet Airways, said Akasa Air was well capitalised with the financial means to induct 72 aircraft over the next five years. Close COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently … [Read more...] about Akasa Air well capitalised, Jhunjhunwala’s untimely demise won’t affect operations: Vinay Dube
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline Shares of the nation’s largest retailer, Walmart, surged over 5% on Tuesday after the company reported revenue and profits that came in above Wall Street expectations, while management also cited progress in reducing excess inventory levels—though consumers are turning to lower-margin items amid higher prices due to inflation. Key Facts Walmart reported quarterly revenue of $152.8 billion—compared to $150.8 billion expected by analysts, while net income for the period was $5.15 billion (up from $4.28 billion a year earlier). The stock jumped 5% to nearly $140 per share on Tuesday, as the retail giant said it benefited from higher prices and increased shopping visits from consumers, with U.S. same-store sales rising 6.5% in the quarter. Walmart is gaining market share in categories like groceries, but as customers grapple with higher prices due to inflation, they have prioritized lower-margin food … [Read more...] about Walmart Jumps 5% After Solid Earnings And Further ‘Progress’ Reducing Inventory Levels
Asset management giant BlackRock (NASDAQ: BLK ) announced on August 4 that it had partnered with Coinbase Global (NASDAQ: COIN ). The partnership is limited to bitcoin and will allow the firm’s institutional clients to have access to crypto trading, custody, prime brokerage, and reporting via Coinbase Prime. The clients will also be able to manage their bitcoin and conduct risk analysis using BlackRock’s software suite Aladdin. Following the news, Coinbase stock experienced a jump of 16%. Key Takeaways BlackRock and Coinbase Global announces partnership, which is limited to bitcoin for now. More crypto assets may be added in the future. The clients will be able to manage and conduct risk analysis of their bitcoin holdings through BlackRock’s Aladdin software suite. As a result of this partnership, clients can access Coinbase Prime, the exchange's institutional platform, which provides a wide range of features and tools. The platform recently allowed … [Read more...] about BlackRock Partners With Coinbase To Give Institutional Clients Access to Bitcoin
Representative image. Many SMEs approach us for consultation on how to implement PoSH (prevention of sexual harassment) provisions at workplaces, especially when new investors scrutinise such provisions. The new-age investors understand the need for making the workplace safe and congenial and the PoSH guideline is the first step to inclusion and diversity. Diversity on the other fronts comes later. Though the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act has been notified, the details on its administration are not clear. We hear about sordid cases of harassment every now and then. These grab the headlines, especially if the people involved are high profile. SMEs can have a major challenge if things blow over and their major ethical customers stop dealing with them due to their poor record on this front. This can also present a risk because while details of how to submit compliance reports are nebulous, the fines prescribed can create an … [Read more...] about Should SMEs take sexual harassment at workplace seriously?
When you visit a chic shopping area–say, the Meatpacking District in New York or the Champs Élysée in Paris–you’ll find the best-known luxury brands of our time, from Chanel to Tory Burch. The vast majority were founded by white designers, with a distinctly Western point of view. advertisement advertisement The Folklore , a marketplace that curates top African designers, like Ahluwalia or Thebe Magugu . But on September 7th, the company is expanding beyond single item sales, and will soon be unveiling a new platform called The Folklore Connect that makes it easy for retailers to place bulk orders from these designers to get their clothes in front of new customers. Rasool grew up loving fashion and once aspired to become a fashion journalist. But when she attended Rutgers University, she become interested in African studies, and went on to the University of Cape Town to pursue a masters in the field. Over time, it occurred to her that she could … [Read more...] about Africa’s coolest fashion designers will soon have their clothes in a store near you
Chamath Palihapitiya - A + A NEW YORK (Aug 17): The news came with little fanfare. It was late on a sleepy summer afternoon last week, and few on Wall Street even seemed to notice the pair of filings when they hit the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) website. In terse, boilerplate language, the documents stated that two special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) launched by Chamath Palihapitiya needed to push back the deadlines they had set to make acquisitions. Palihapitiya was in no mood to trumpet the news. There were no tweets, no interviews, none of the braggadocio that came with so many of his big SPAC deals, back when the market was the hot new thing in finance, a sure-fire, money-minting machine, and Palihapitiya was its undisputed king. But if those euphoric moments two years ago represented the peak of SPAC frenzy — a phenomenon created out of the same ingredients (unprecedented monetary and fiscal stimulus) that gave us meme stocks and … [Read more...] about US SPAC king goes silent with his empire shrivelling