Nigeria’s Super Eagles qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup

Nigeria’s Super Eagles fit the bill for the 2018 FIFA World Cup after a 1-0 prevail upon Zambia in oil city of Uyo, with an unassailable 6-point lead after five matches in Group B.The Nigerian side beat the Zambians at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in the Saturday coordinate through an objective by Alex Iwobi, announced Xinhua news office

The Super Eagles, with an away-coordinate left to play against the Algerian national group, has effectively met all requirements for the 2018 FIFA World Cup competition in Russia.With the triumph, Nigeria now top their Group B which includes Cameroon, Zambia and Algeria with 13 focuses and fit the bill for the World Cup with a diversion to save

Nigeria had crushed Zambia 2-1 in Ndola to commence their campaign.With the home triumph over the Zambians who have never highlighted in the Mundial, Nigeria has enlisted its 6th World Cup appearance after Brazil 2014.President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted the Super Eagles on their triumph over the Chipolopolo of Zambia, depicting it as sweet, relieving and a 57th Independence Anniversary blessing to the country.

In an announcement made accessible to Xinhua in Lagos, the Nigerian pioneer hailed the Super Eagles for the accomplishment of making Nigeria the main African nation to meet all requirements for Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup competition, with a match left… Read More


Rock iconoclast Tom Petty dead

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Tom Petty, a lyricist who merged California shake with a profound, unyielding Southern legacy, passed on Monday in the wake of torment heart failure. He was 66.

Tony Dimitriades, Petty’s long-term chief, affirmed the passing, reports The New York Times.

Recording with The Heartbreakers, the band he shaped in the mid-1970s, and all alone, Petty composed concise, adamant tunes that gave a contemporary clearness to 1960s roots. His voice was grainy and unpretty, with a Florida drawl that he gladly showed.

Trivial’s tunes were staples of FM shake radio through decades, and with hits like “Outcast”, “Don’t Come Around Here No More”, “Free Fallin'” and “Into the Great Wide Open”.

He additionally sold a huge number of collections and featured fields and celebrations well into 2017. He played the Super Bowl halftime appear in 2008 and entered the Rock and Roll Hall of…Read More

Google firing sparks debate over sexism in Silicon Valley

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A Silicon Valley culture war pitting liberal-leaning tech firms against a small conservative cohort took on new intensity on Tuesday after Google fired a male engineer for a memo that decried the company’s commitment to hiring women.

Memo author James Damore, 28, received jeers, cheers and a couple of job offers, while the debate raged on social media and some tech firms took steps to prevent similar episodes from embroiling their companies.Damore confirmed his dismissal from Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday, after he wrote a 10-page memo that said the company was hostile to conservative viewpoints and that women on average have more neuroticism.

Many in Silicon Valley found his views, which argued that men in general may be biologically more suited to coding jobs than women, offensive and destructive. The manifesto was embraced by some, particularly on the political right, who branded him a brave truth-teller. The episode recalled past examples of the wide gulf between US conservative activists and the tech sector.

In 2014, Brendan Eich was forced out as Mozilla’s chief executive after his opposition to gay marriage became public. Most technology executives held the opposite view, and tech companies often gave benefits to same-sex couples well before gay marriage was legalized.

Hotelier-in-chief: Here are the trumps’ new hotels

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Trump Hotels CEO Eric Danziger  called the ProPublica and Forbes collaboration to map and document the new Trump-branded hotels across the country “inappropriate and irresponsible” in an email to Hotels magazine.

“It saddens me that journalists would call on others to dig into the working business deals of a private business. It is inappropriate and irresponsible,”Danziger wrote, according to the magazine. “We are a hotel company going about our business.”

The Trump Organization has so far declined to release details about where dozens of American IDEA and Scion-brand Trump hotels will be located or who the Trumps will be partnering with. So we’ve asked local journalists and interested citizens to help find and ferret out the facts on 33 proposed deals that have yet to be publicly disclosed.

The developer, Suresh Chawla, had long been a campaign donor to the governor, Phil Bryant. At the fundraiser, Chawla told Donald Trump and his son, Donald Jr., about his latest project: a boutique hotel in Cleveland, Mississippi, the home of a new museum devoted to the Read More

Wipro hits 52-week high; buyback attractively priced, say analysts

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Shares of Wipro, country’s third largest software services firm, hit a 52-week high of Rs 291 on Friday, up over 8% after the IT major announced a share buyback of Rs 11,000 crore entailing 34.3 crore equity shares at Rs 320 apiece.

buyback price is 24% higher than the average price of the stock for the past six months, which analysts believe is attractive and investors can consider tendering their shares. “The proposed buyback has been done at an attractive price. It will see the stock rally in the immediate term. I think investors can tender their shares,” said Sarabjit Kour Nangra, VP Research- IT at Angel Broking.

Brokerage HDFC Securities also suggests investors tender their shares. Going ahead, the brokerage feels organic growth for the company will remain a challenge and investors will be better off utilising the current opportunity to exit the stock .

“Organic growth engine for Wipro remains a challenge. Some pockets have shown improvement in the last couple of quarters. Digital revenue is growing strongly, but these are not enough to backfill the loss from legacy.  We currently have a neutral rating on the stock, and we recommend shareholders to tender shares,” point out Amit Chandra and Apurva Prasad of HDFC Securities in a result analysis Read More