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06/06/2019

TV networks staffing up to cover 2020 presidential election

The competitive chiefs of ABC, CBS and NBC News found something to agree on Thursday: Each is hiring more staff to cover the 2020 presidential election than they have for any other election. That's partly due to growing digital operations at the three broadcast news organizations, as well as the sense that they whiffed on the story in 2016. "Throughout that campaign, there was a deep-seated assumption that no matter what happened, Hillary Clinton would win," said ABC News President James Goldston, speaking at a "Future of News" conference sponsored by The Financial Times. "I think that was a great...


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Walk a mile in their shoes

Two bright-eyed B-school dormmates turned business partners in their perpetual pursuit of affordable comfort. Well, that pretty much sums up the tale behind Rapawalk, the brain-child of two Bengaluru-based entrepreneurs, Aravind Maddireddy and Kashif Mohammad. The two 29-year-olds ventured into the shoe-making business with a rather simple intent: To conjure up budget-friendly shoes while exploring a rich heritage of artisanal craftsmanship and a passion for personalised footwear, realised with state-of-the-art 3D modelling technology. It hasn’t been a cakewalk for entrepreneurs Aravind Maddireddy and Kashif Mohammad to reach this far. The duo behind a personalised footwear label, tell Bengaluru Chronicle their...

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09/07/2019

Air Arabia inaugurated its direct flight to Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Sharjah, UAE; July 9, 2019: Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC), inaugurated its direct flight between Kuala Lumpur and Sharjah. The seven-hour flight between the two cities is the first direct flight by a low-cost carrier connecting Malaysia with the UAE and GCC. The inaugural flight landed at KL International Airport (IATA Code: KUL) at 08:50am local time and was received by an official delegation including YB Datuk Mohammadin bin Ketapi, Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture Malaysia, YM Raja Azmi Raja Nazuddin, Group Chief Executive Officer Malaysia Airports, Mr. Adel Al...
09/07/2019

Willow Stream Spa a new wellness experience at Fairmont Ajman

Dubai, UAE, 9 July 2019 - Fairmont Ajman is launching a new spa as part of its ongoing effort to support health and wellness. The award-winning Willow Stream Spa will offer a luxurious and rejuvenating experience that features exclusive facilities and selected treatments inspired by the richness of the Fairmont brand and authentic Emirati culture.The spacious spa is spread across 970 square meters and includes nine sumptuously appointed spa suites, including one couple’s suite, and a nail and hair beauty bar for finishing touches. The comprehensive wet facilities include saunas, steam rooms and a private hammam room. The goal at...
09/07/2019

BMW CEO Krüger quits days before crunch meeting

Photo: Supplied Just days before a board meeting that was due to decide his future, BMW’s chief executive Harald Krüger has quit the carmaker. His decision has heaped unwanted pressure on BMW who will now be scrambling to find a successor to deal not only with falling profits but to try to catch up quickly with rival brands who have made significant strides in the development of electric vehicles. BMW's supervisory board had been due to discuss renewing Krüger’s contract on July 18 - but after being informed that he would not be seeking a second term as CEO, they...