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Ivory Coast Votes for Parliament, President Seeks Majority

first_imgIvory Coast residents voted yesterday in a parliamentary election that the President hopes will maintain his strong majority despite challenges from the opposition.Voting for the more than 1,300 candidates for 255 seats was slow Sunday, while security was high.President Alassane Ouattara’s ruling coalition promises growth, hoping to seal its majority. The opposition Ivorian Popular Front (FPI), however, is participating in the vote in hopes of a more diversified parliament despite boycotting politics since 2011 after fighting saw its founder, ex-President LaurentGbagbo, and others jailed. The party is putting up more than 180 candidates.Violence after the 2010 elections killed more than 3,000 people when Gbagbo refused to accept defeat to Ouattara.Gbagbo’s fringe opposition is boycotting elections. Gbagbo remains on trial at The Hague.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Intrepid Cricket Cranes falter again

first_imgOmani players celebrate a wicket// Alvin Bagaya.By Alvin BagayaCRICKET. Media houses counted the match as make or break for either team which was outright disrespectful to their two remaining opponents in the tournament. Oman and Uganda still have two games to play after this and the general assumptions was that they will qualify but both technical benches will know you only qualify when your squad is on the finals nomination sheet to the umpire.Uganda won the toss and elected to bat, a decision that may have backfired as they lost out of form opener Arthur Kyobe in the first over for a second ball duck.Hamu Kayondo 20(41) fell to the leg spin of Kawar Ali  but Bilal Khan had already taken care of pinch hitter Muhammad Irfan 15(19).Roger Mukasa 57(68) stroked two fours and one six, making the most of two dropped opportunities to score a much needed half century off a score card that was a sore sight at Kyambogo Cricket Oval.For long, Mukasa has been a source of runs for Uganda but his main support recently, Ukani Shehzad 9(17), was clean bowled by Khawar Ali’s leg spin.There was never any showing late in the order after the usual late order fighter Deus Muhumuza was questionably dropped for the fixture. The team sheet raised many queries among home fans after lead scorer against Singapore was dropped as well. The result will no doubt be an indictment on the coaching staff.The Uganda innings folded in the 47th as Maqsood and Bilal Khan were the chief destroyers on the day.The Oman run chase was led by Jatinder Singh 52(63), stroking a half century, the much feared Ugandan spin attack rendered ineffective in the face of a paltry score to defend. He scored ten fours and one six in his innings.Uganda Captain Davis Karashani remains hopeful that the fate of the Cricket Cranes in the ICC World Cricket League Division III remains in their own hand.“It is still wide open, we still have a chance,” Karashani said.Jatinder Singh 58(71) and Captain Sultan Ahmed 22(44) who were both run out put on 63 for the third wicket and by the time they left the wicket, Oman were home and dry; Nassem Kushi 14*(12) and Ajay Lalcheta 19*(10) knocking off the winning runs in the 27th over; Oman winning comfortably by six wickets. Commentslast_img read more

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Foodgrains in godowns: Government assures to stop the rot

first_imgA day after hundreds of tonnes of foodgrains were shown rotting in godowns across the nation, the government assured to prevent the wastage.  Reacting to Headlines Today expose on how grains have been left to rot across the country, Minister of State for Food & Public Distribution K.V. Thomas said steps would be taken to ensure foodgrains are stored propely. “We are committed to the nation that we will provide food to everyone. I visited states like Punjab, Haryana and Andhra, where wastage of foodgrain in the FCI (Food Corporation of India) godowns has come to light. We are taking steps to prevent this,” Thomas said on Thursday. On Wednesday, Headlines Today reported that hundreds of tonnes of wheat and rice were rotting in godowns across the nation – the reason being there was simply no space. So, while paddy sacks are dumped inside classrooms in Andhra Pradesh, wheat is left to rot on the roadside in Kurkshetra and sacks can be seen lining up parking lots of residential areas in the fertile wheat belt of Punjab and Haryana. The current storage capacity is 62.8 million tonnes, which is proving inadequate. India had record rice and wheat stocks of 65.6 million tonnes in its godowns in early June. Officials say the problem will only get worse after the kharif harvest arrives by September-October. Thomas said, “We are in touch with the Andhra government. I am seized of the matter. Food will be stored properly. We are trying to minimize the wastage. Storage capacity is being increased.” With the government clearly unequipped to deal with the grim situation, states and the Centre are busy in a blame game while the grain is not made available to those who need it – a starving population, BPL families or cattle.advertisementFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

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Better Advice Getting Kids To Stop Drinking Soda and More – Chicago

first_img Last Updated Oct 4, 2018 by Jonathan PfefferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail Let’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from Chicago business schools this week.A New Way to Persuade Kids to Drink More Water and Less Soda – Kellogg InsightNorthwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business recently published an article that surveyed a number of strategies that Associate Professor of Marketing Michal Maimaran and his colleagues pursued in collaboration with UNICEF to encourage children to drink more water and less soda.Maimaran, Stanford’s Szu-chi Huang, BU Questrom’s Daniella Kupor, and the University of Amsterdam’s Andrea Weihrauch attempted to link “water consumption with different goals that kids might want to achieve” by designing four “Drink Water” posters, each with a distinct message: “Be Healthy,” “Learn Faster,” “Make Friends,” and no message.According to the research, the only poster that spurred bottled-water sales was “Be Healthy,” which Maimaran believes is likely due to the fact that “kids are persuaded by messages that rely on a natural association between the action and goal, such as between being healthy and water.” You can read more about the research here.Capitalizing On Sleep-Wake Cycle Can Drastically Increase Digital Ad Profits From Social Media – Mendoza Ideas & NewsRecent research from the Notre Dame University Mendoza College of Business shows that “digital content platforms can increase traffic to their websites from social media and boost digital ad profits simply by aligning their posting schedules with target audiences’ sleep-wake cycles, or circadian rhythms.”Vamsi Kanuri, Assistant Professor of Marketing at Mendoza explains in his new research that, “Consumers engage more with posts containing high-arousal negative information, including anger, stress, anxiety or fear, in the morning than in the afternoon or evening. They engage more with ‘boosted’ (paid to advertise) posts and those requiring higher cognitive processing, such as op-eds or scientific material, in the afternoon.”“Scheduling Content on Social Media: Theory, Evidence and Application” is due for publication in the Journal of Marketing soon. You can also find more on the research from Mendoza Ideas & News here.Why is it Better to Give Advice Than Receive It? – Chicago Booth NewsChicago Booth Professor Ayelet FishbachA new study from and Penn’s Lauren Eskries-Winkler and Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology and famed writer Angela Duckworth found that people tend to “benefit more from giving advice than receiving it.”According to the study, which was recently discussed in the Chicago Booth News, “the very act of giving the advice makes the giver feel powerful and confident. When people lack motivation, receiving advice may actually be harmful … because it undermines feelings of competence.”The authors note, “In the process of giving advice, advisers may form specific intentions and lay out concrete plans of action—both of which increase motivation and achievement.”“We hope our findings, which illuminate the motivational power of giving, do just that: goad scientists and practitioners to consider the ways in which struggling individuals benefit from giving.”“In Giving We Receive: A Counterintuitive Approach to Motivating Behavior” is due for publication in Psychological Science.You can read the full article from the Chicago Booth News here. About the AuthorJonathan PfefferJonathan Pfeffer joined the Clear Admit and MetroMBA teams in 2015 after spending several years as an arts/culture writer, editor, and radio producer. In addition to his role as contributing writer at MetroMBA and contributing editor at Clear Admit, he is co-founder and lead producer of the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast. He holds a BA in Film/Video, Ethnomusicology, and Media Studies from Oberlin College.View more posts by Jonathan Pfeffer Better Advice, Getting Kids To Stop Drinking Soda, and More – Chicagocenter_img regions: Chicago RelatedU. Chicago and Northwestern Deadlines, and More – Chicago NewsLet’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from Chicago business schools this week. University of Chicago and Northwestern University Reveal 2018-19 MBA Deadlines – MetroMBA Both of Chicago’s top-tier business schools—Chicago Booth and Northwestern Kellogg—have announced deadlines for the upcoming MBA application season, starting this fall…June 20, 2018In “Chicago”The Connection Between Social Mobility and Democracy, and More – Chicago NewsLet’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from Chicago business schools this week. Is Social Mobility Essential to Democracy? – Kellogg Insights Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management professor of managerial economics and decisions sciences Georgy Egorov, along with MIT Sloan’s Daron Acemoglu and Chicago Booth’s…April 19, 2018In “Chicago”Curbing the Conspiracy Mindset at Northwestern, and More – Chicago NewsLet’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from Chicago business schools this week. Conspiracy Theories Abound. Here’s How to Curb Their Allure – Kellogg Insight Northwestern Kellogg Clinical Professor of Management and Organizations Cynthia Wang took a social psychological approach to understand what drives conspiratorial perceptions…August 22, 2018In “Chicago”last_img read more