10 Sep

2020 Kia Forte GTLine prioritizes thrift over shifts in Chicago

first_imgEnlarge ImageIt won’t win any stoplight sprints, but it looks like it could. Andrew Krok/Roadshow It’s hard out there for a Kia fan who wants to look fast without being fast. If you wanted the sportiest-looking Forte on offer, you’d have to opt for the 201-horsepower Forte GT. If you wanted that look without the hustle, though, you were out of luck — until the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.Kia unveiled the 2020 Forte GT-Line on Thursday here in Chicago. Think of it as the middle ground between outright performance and the standard ol’ Forte. That should also place it between the two in terms of price, but it doesn’t go on sale for a little while, and Kia hasn’t made that information immediately available.The GT-Line trim is fast in appearance only. There’s a gloss black grille up front, and red accents scattered about the exterior. The gloss-black getup also extends to the mirrors, rear spoiler and side sills. Kia also threw in a set of LED daytime running lights and 17-inch wheels that are exclusive to the GT-Line. More From Roadshow 2020 Kia Forte GT-Line focuses on the bark, not the bite Feb 8 • 2019 Chicago Auto Show recap: Big debuts from Mazda, Toyota, Subaru and more Post a comment 2020 Kia Forte GT-Line debuts at Chicago Auto Show with racy accents Review • 2019 Kia Forte Review More about 2019 Kia Forte Tags 0 reading • 2020 Kia Forte GT-Line prioritizes thrift over shifts in Chicago 1:32 See All Feb 8 • Ram’s Multifunction Tailgate adds a 60-40 split Feb 8 • Ram’s Multifunction Tailgate can open like French doors 19 Photos Now playing: Watch this: • Preview • 2019 Kia Forte: Stinger style and more tech Feb 9 • 2019 Ram 2500 HD gets accessorized with Mopar goodies Inside, things are a bit milder. The GT-Line borrows the flat-bottom steering wheel from the GT, including the little GT badge at the bottom, and it wears white contrast stitching. There’s also a set of alloy sport pedals, in addition to some sporty cloth seats with a GT-Line logo stitched in.Under the hood, it’s all base Forte, baby. Its 2.0-liter I4 gas engine has an output of 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. While that might be light on power, it helps the regular Forte achieve over 35 miles per gallon highway, so the GT-Line shouldn’t be too far off from that, either. A continuously variable transmission is the only box on offer. Some people are after the bark but don’t necessarily need the bite, and this is the trim for them. 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Share your voice 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Sedans Chicago Auto Show 2019 Kia Chicago Auto Show 2019 Kialast_img read more

5 Sep

Bengaluru woman harassed by delivery boy Swiggy sends sorry note with Rs

first_imgSwiggySwiggy Facebook [Representational Image]Food delivery app Swiggy has taken a woman’s complaint of harassment to another level by sending a sorry note with a Rs 200 coupon. The woman claims that the delivery boy abused her and asked for sexual favours in Bengaluru last week.In the note, the company also encouraged the woman to file a complaint against the wrongdoer. The incident came to light after the woman took the matter to social media.The victim had ordered food via Swiggy on Thursday and as the delivery boy came with the food he said something which was not audible to the victim. He again repeated what he had earlier said and the victim understood that he was abusing her and asking her for sexual favours.The victim quickly snatched the food from the delivery boy hand and shut the door. “I was taken aback… had to literally snatch my food package from him and shut my door on his face. I was… disgusted to let alone eat, but to even look at the food…,” she said, reported Times of India.When the woman made a complaint with the app’s customer service, she was surprised as they sent her a sorry note and a coupon for Rs 200 as compensation for the unpleasant incident.In a statement, Swiggy told International Business Times, India, that, “Customer safety is of utmost importance to us at Swiggy, and we maintain zero tolerance towards any misbehaviour. Since this misunderstanding between the customer and delivery executive came to our notice, we have been in touch with the customer constantly. We have extended our full support to the investigation and the matter has been resolved with all parties involved. Swiggy is committed to bringing in the necessary confidence and control in providing great consumer experience.”Later, Swiggy apologised to the woman and assured appropriate action against the offender.last_img read more

5 Sep

OK Kanmani After Kamal Haasans Uttama Villain Prime Media Grabs Distribution Rights

first_img“OK Kanmani”Facebook/ OK KanmaniThe pre-release business of Mani Ratnam’s upcoming movie “OK Kanmani” is happening at a brisk pace. The producers of the movie, Madras Talkies, are getting the best deals ahead of its release. The latest update about the movie is regarding its US distribution.Prime Media, one of the leading distributors of Tamil movies in North America, has acquired the distribution rights of Dulquer Salmaan-Nithya Menen starrer. The company recently bagged the deal to distribute Kamal Haasan’s magnum opus “Uttama Villain” and the news of business with Madras Talkies was shared by Prime Media through its Twitter page.#OhKadhalKanmani USA distribution by @PrimeMediaUS.April release.@MadrasTalkies_ @dulQuer #ManiRathnam #ARRahman @nithya_mn— PrimeMedia (@PrimeMediaUS) March 15, 2015Earlier, Gnanavelraja’s Studio Green acquired the Tamil Nadu theatrical rights of “OK Kanmani” for a decent amount.With the movies’ release planned for April, individuals associated with the movie are working full time for the promotions. The team is making sure that have decent online presence with the updates on people behind the film.The trailer and the teaser of “OK Kanmani” were recently released and received some overwhelming response of from the audience with over 1 million views in one day. The team is now set to release the first track of the movie which again has become much-awaited.”OK Kanmani” is touted to be an urban love story in which Dulquer Salmaan plays the character of Aadi and Nithya plays Tara. The cinematography is done by PC Sreeram, music by AR Rahman and lyrics are by Vairamuthu.last_img read more

5 Sep

India may continue to buy Iranian oil amid US ending waiver

first_imgA gas flare on an oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Persian Gulf, Iran, July 25, 2005 [Representational Image].ReutersThe United States has announced the termination of all waivers provided to eight nations, including India, to import Iranian oil without any sanctions. The decision by the Trump administration has been taken to further squeeze the finances of Iran which is under huge pressure to shut down its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes. The US officials expect the zero-waivers policy to make a significant dent in Iran’s gross domestic product, which has expanded since the nuclear accord took effect in 2016.The sanctions on Iran has resulted in oil supply shortage across the globe and sharp increase in prices but the US has claimed that it is coordinating with leading oil exporter Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to ensure that the market is “adequately supplied”. In a statement issued on Monday, the White House said, “President Donald J Trump has decided not to reissue Significant Reduction Exceptions [SREs – as the waivers are called] when they expire in early May. This decision is intended to bring Iran’s oil exports to zero, denying the regime its principal source of revenue.”According to Hindustan Times, Indian oil companies are unlikely to completely stop oil imports from Iran which has been its major supplier in recent years. One of the sources close to the development said, “Even in past, despite US sanctions, Indian refiners continued to import crude oil from Iran, although in a reduced quantity.” The sources further added that the external affairs ministry is yet to make a formal statement on the issue and it is because of this reason India is exploring ways to engage with the US to eventually continue receiving the waiver. The US reimposed sanctions in November on exports of Iranian oil after Trump unilaterally pulled out of a 2015 nuclear accord between Iran and six world powers.ReutersThe countries or any private company violating the US sanctions may face secondary sanctions which possibly mean a block from accessing the US financial system. They could also be blocked from trading with the US and conducting trade with other countries in US dollars. However, it is still unclear how the countries will operate if they already have made payments in advance.It is to be noted that India was among eight nations which were granted waivers from US sanctions on Iran. The countries included China, Japan, South Korea, Turkey, Taiwan, Italy and Greece. Three of the eight countries Italy, Greece and Taiwan stopped importing oil from Iran since November last year.last_img read more

30 Aug

Monitoring Your Employees EMail

first_img It might seem Big Brother-like for you to monitor employee e-mail, but there may be good reasons for doing so. You might suspect an employee is disclosing trade secrets, violating company policy, downloading pornography or harassing another employee via e-mail. Or you may want to make sure that communication with clients is always professional.The Electronic Communication Privacy Act, also known as the Stored Communications Act, prohibits interception of electronic communications under most circumstances. However, it allows companies to monitor employees’ e-mail stored on company-owned servers and in cases when employees consent to employer access to e-mail.On top of federal law, some state courts have held that employees have a basic expectation of privacy that employers can’t violate. “The most obvious legal concern is making sure you’re not setting yourself up for an invasion-of-privacy claim,” says attorney Maureen O’Neill, partner at Paul, Hastings, Jenofsky & Walker in Atlanta. To avoid that, make it clear that company e-mail is not private communication. “Set it up so the employees have no expectation of privacy.”O’Neill notes that a simple, practical way to do that is to put a notice on the login screen that the system is the property of the employer, and that by logging on to the employer’s system, employees agree that any e-mail communications and web use may be monitored by the employer. Likewise, include a similar notice in the employee handbook.Use common sense, though, in monitoring employee e-mail and web use. Before monitoring em-ployees, make sure there is a good business reason to do so. Good employees can feel mistrusted by learning that the company may be checking up on them.Jane Easter Bahls is a writer in Rock Island, Illinois, specializing in business and legal topics. 2 min read This story appears in the January 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals January 1, 2006 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »last_img read more

30 Aug

5 Mobile Trends That Are Changing the Way Business Is Done Infographic

first_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. April 13, 2015center_img All you need to do is take a look around at your fellow commuters in the morning to see the sheer ubiquity of mobile devices in our daily lives. And the numbers don’t lie: According to the Pew Research Center, 64 percent of Americans have a smartphone, up from 35 percent in 2011.As those numbers continue to rise, an infographic from HR services company Randstad Technologies details some of the mobile trends to watch out for.The company predicts that there will be a major focus on how mobile influences the customer brick-and-mortar shopping experience, with apps that will utilize “interior GPS tracking” (think Apple’s iBeacon technology) to provide users information about deals right down to the aisle they are in.Related: 7 Musts to Maximize Your Company’s Mobile StrategyThere is expected to be a push for businesses to employ mobile tech that will allow employees to pull up company information in real-time in an effort to make it simpler to collaborate on projects and move away from endless post-meeting email chain updates.Also anticipate more mobile apps from businesses designed to be used around special events throughout the year, for everything from Mother’s Day to March Madness.For more on how businesses will work to reach their ideal customers, check out the infographic below.Click to EnlargeRelated: 4 Ways to Cater to the Mobile Job Seeker 2 min readlast_img read more

29 Aug

Zika Virus Vaccines Market to Witness Robust Expansion by 2022

first_imgZika Virus Vaccines Market Zika Virus Vaccines Market Report, published by Allied Market Research, forecasts that the global market is expected to garner $18,697 million by 2022, registering a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period 2017-2022.Key opportunities include the need for vaccines for immunization & prevention of further spread of Zika virus infection and for treatment of Zika-linked birth defects.Download PDF Report Sample @https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-sample/1817Zika virus belongs to Flavivirus, a genus of the viruses in the Flaviridae family, and it is transmitted via Aedes mosquito, blood transfusion, sex, and from an infected pregnant woman to her fetus. The infection of this virus can cause adverse effects such as neurological problems and congenital birth defects in the fetus.Zika virus is affecting people staying in Zika-infested regions and also the infection is linked with many babies being born with underdeveloped brains. says Hemali Narkhede, Manager, Healthcare Research at Allied Market Research. She further adds, This is attributed to the high risk of infection. Zika virus vaccines are gaining popularity, and FDA has passed priority review voucher system for it.The outbreak of Zika virus infection in Latin American Countries, especially in Brazil, in last two years; its continuous spread in North America, Asia-Pacific, and Middle East & Africa; and lack of effective medicinal solutions for the prevention & treatment are major challenges faced by the healthcare and government agencies. To overcome these challenges, government agencies and various research institutes encourage and support pharmaceutical companies, in terms of investment and funding, for the development & manufacturing of related vaccines. These initiatives have given rise to a renewed interest among companies to invest and capitalize on the available opportunities. Multiple players are in process of vaccine development based on various techniques such as recombinant, live attenuated, whole inactivated, nucleic acids, and viral vectors.LAMEA showed the highest growth rate, accounting for major share in 2015, and is projected to continue this trend. Currently, nearly more than 22 countries of Latin America have reported active Zika virus infection. The market growth in this region is supplemented by large pool of population infected with Zika virus. Asia-Pacific is expected to be the second largest region, in terms of market value.Make an Enquiry before Buying @https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/1817KEYFINDINGS OF THE ZIKA VIRUS VACCINES MARKET STUDY:LAMEA accounted for approximately half of the share of the global market in 2015, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.0%.Asia-Pacific is the second largest potential market, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.6%Brazil has the highest potential and projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.2% during the forecast period in rapid adoption scenario.Multiple key players in the global pharmaceutical & vaccine manufacturing industry focus on the development of Zika virus vaccine and collaborate with the government organizations for the same. Key players engaged in the development of the vaccine include Immunovaccine Inc., Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., Bharat Biotech International Ltd., NewLink Genetics Co., Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., GeneOne Life Science Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc., Sanofi S.A., and Hawaii Biotech IncAccess Full Summary @https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/zika-virus-vaccines-marketAbout Us:Allied Market Research, a market research and advisory company of Allied Analytics LLP, provides business insights and market research reports to large as well as small- & medium-scale enterprises. The company assists its clients to strategize business policies and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.Allied Market Research provides one-stop solution right from data collection to investment advice. The analysts at Allied Market Research dig out factors that help clients understand the significance and impact of market dynamics. The company applies client’s insight on the factors such as strategies, future estimations, growth or fall forecasting, opportunity analysis, and consumer surveys among others. As follows, the company offers consistent business intelligence support to help clients transform into a prominent business firm.Contact Us:David Correa5933 NE Win Sivers Drive#205, Portland, OR 97220United StatesToll Free (USA/Canada):+1-800-792-5285, +1-503-894-6022, +1-503-446-114UK: +44-845-528-1300Hong Kong: +852-301-84916India (Pune): +91-20-66346060Fax: +1⟨855⟩550-5975last_img read more

19 Aug

Perfect Fit Campaign is back with air credits vouchers loyalty points

first_img Posted by MISSISSAUGA — TravelBrands has reintroduced its Perfect FIT campaign with one of its premier partners, Sandals & Beaches Resorts, offering air credit and holiday vouchers to clients as well as agent loyalty points.TravelBrands clients travelling with Sunquest will get up to Cdn$1,100 air credit per couple. Holiday House clients will receive a US$100 for Island Routes voucher per couple towards an excursion. Travel partners benefit from up to 10X the Loyalty Points.For travel agents TravelBrands also offers Sandals & Beaches Reservation Specialists, first priority calling and the company’s Price Match Guarantee.Agents can also use shortcuts for booking Sandals and Beaches Groups, get top commissions, three-day options on land only and Sandals Select Points Redemption. For more information, visit travelbrands.com. Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Tags: Beaches Resorts, Commission, Promotions, Sandals Resorts, Sunquest, TravelBrands Sharecenter_img Perfect Fit Campaign is back with air credits, vouchers, loyalty points Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more