Author Archives: Loknath

‘Bill & Ted 3’ Could Be a Christmas Release

If you’ve been waiting for that third Bill & Ted movie, then 2019 may be the year where you get one of the best Christmas presents ever! That’s because Bill & Ted Face the Music may in fact be released in time for the Christmas 2019 movie rush. That potential (planned?) released date was revealed by filmmaker Steven Soderbergh, who is executive producing the ... Read More »

Photo Gallery: Celebrating Old Christmas

Every year on the Saturday closest to Jan. 6, Old Christmas is celebrated in Rodanthe. It’s a village tradition to celebrate Twelfth Night. Events now carry forward some historic pieces of the celebration. An oyster shoot started at 1 p.m. and moved into late afternoon. Some 30 rounds of shooters competed for a box of oysters. Each participant paid $6 ... Read More »

Smartphone Makers Seek Export Incentives to Grow India Production

A worker arranges battery charger circuit boards at a mobile phone battery manufacturing plant in Noida Smartphone makers in India are calling for export credits on devices and tariff cuts on machinery imports as part of measures they say will make Asia’s third-biggest economy a global smartphone manufacturing hub. The Indian Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA), whose members include some ... Read More »

Christmas sales slump at Bonmarché

Total sales at the value fashion chain tumbled 8.1 per cent in the 13 weeks to 29 December, as the firm came in line with its recently reduced expectations. Like-for-like sales in the Christmas quarter slumped 11.1 per cent, in a sign of the footfall woes facing many of Britain’s major retailers. However, the retailer added that “winter sales had ... Read More »

Christmas spending ‘rather weak’: NAB

Retail spending in Australia appears to have been “fairly weak” over Christmas after thrifty locals exploited the Black Friday sales and reined in further excesses amid sluggish wage growth and falling property prices. National Australia Bank’s cashless retail sales index for December showed electronic purchases rose just 0.9 per cent from November. That led the bank’s economists to predict a ... Read More »

Shoprite notes gloomy Christmas sales

Shoprite CEO Pieter Engelbrecht PICTURE: HETTY ZANTMAN Shoprite’s share price fell as much as 5.7% to R175.32 after it warned shareholders its interim results would show flat sales. Joining the queue of JSE-listed retailers reporting disappointing Christmas sales, Shoprite said its total group sales declined 0.3% in the December quarter, the second of its financial year. The drop in sales ... Read More »

2019 Triumph Speed Twin First Ride Review

M  View Photos The Triumph Speed Twin is the latest addition to the modern classic family Highlights The Speed Twin is the latest addition to the Triumph Bonneville family The original Triumph Speed Twin was introduced in 1938 The Triumph Speed Twin is expected to be priced under Rs. 11 lakh The speedometer edged past triple digit numbers, the nearly ... Read More »

Pakistan vs South Africa 1st ODI: Live Cricket Score

PORT ELIZABETH: South Africa  have won the toss and decided to bat first against  Pakistan in the first game of the five-match One-day International (ODI) series in Port Elizabeth on Saturday .  The match starts at  04:00 pm (PST) and will be covered live by this website. Pakistan will make all the efforts to bounce back from the setback of ... Read More »

SAIF Partners-backed Aye Finance raises $10 mn in debt funding

Non-banking finance company Aye Finance Pvt. Ltd said on Thursday it has raised $10 million (Rs 71 crore) in debt funding from Swiss asset manager responsAbility Investments AG and homegrown firm Northern Arc Capital. Aye Finance will use the proceeds, raised through non-convertible debentures, to boost its loan growth, it said in a statement. This is the 12th such debt ... Read More »

India vs Australia: MS Dhoni finishes in Adelaide, the Mahi way

India’s MS Dhoni celebrates hitting the winning runs against Australia during their one-day international cricket match in Adelaide, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Source: AP Photo) At the post-match presentation in Adelaide, Virat Kohli tried to provide an insight into MS Dhoni’s chase formula, eventually giving up and admitting that the team’s senior-most member has a mind of his own. “He (Dhoni) ... Read More »