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CM urges PM not to shift big-ticket project out of UP
November 24, 2014
Lucknow, Nov. 24 -- Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to ensure that the Centre's ' 34,399 crore semiconductor wafer fabrication (FAB) manufacturing facility project is not shifted out of Uttar Pradesh. The letter has been written amid indications that the state may be deprived of the major employment generating project.

The salesman who became president; With Asia's growth, international companies are looking to the region to establish bases and for talented people to lead them. The Economic Development Board has in place talent-grooming programmes so that Singaporeans can meet the demand for business leaders. In the final of a seven-part series, Arti Mulchand talks to three people involved in such programmes.
November 24, 2014
WHEN Russell Tham's housemate landed a job with Applied Materials in 1993, doing something with "chips", he thought they were of the edible kind. "Chips to me meant food," says the 46-year-old, now president of Applied Materials South-east Asia.

Catching up with the times
November 24, 2014
SINGAPORE - At first glance, it is easy to mistake LG's latest smart watch as a conventional watch - and that is one of its biggest strengths. Released in the middle of this month, the G Watch R (R to stand for "round"), which comes only in black, sports a 100 per cent stainless steel frame, with a 1.3-inch round plastic OLED display and genuine leather 22mm straps that can be replaced with standard straps from watch shops for a different look. The classic side crown gives it a more regal look and LG said the design was derived from thousands of sketches. At a time when smart watches are still trying to find a foothold in the mass market, beyond reaching out to early adopters, it appears that LG has received the message that appearance matters: The typical smart watch, including the G Watch R's predecessor - the G watch - and its rectangular display may look too "techie" for the mainstream user. While LG is not the first to have a rounded smart watch (Motorola's Moto 360 has a round watch face), its move towards a more classic watch design is highly commendable.

City eyeing way for water users to manage costs
November 23, 2014
It is a genuine challenge for Evansville water customers to make it very long without having a water-line break. It happens often, and seemingly too often on the homeowner’s side of the meter. If it is on the government side of the meter, it is the city’s responsibility. That rarely seems to happen. More often, it is on the resident’s side of the meter and therefore it’s the resident’s responsibility to pay for the break.

Nexus 6 vs Moto X (2nd gen): Should you really spend that Rs 12,000 more?
November 23, 2014
Google Nexus 6 and Moto X (2nd gen) are both made by Motorola and share an 'almost similar' spec sheet. But the former is priced at Rs 43,999 while the later is available at Rs 31,999. Of course, at Rs 12,000 more, the Nexus 6 offers better display, 4K camera, a better CPU, more RAM and a bit more here and there. But does it make sense for a regular user to spend Rs 12,000 more for the new Nexus smartphone? Yes, but only, if you can unleash the true potential of the Nexus 6. If you are one of those buyers who just like boasting about specs and not using it in reality, then it makes very little sense in buying the Nexus 6. Here is why

The Buffalo News (New York)
November 23, 2014
New York State officials issued details advice on how to deal with flooding in your home. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday as temperature rise into the 50s and rain begins to fall. Home Flood Safety Information

Meter readers given hand devises to counter over-billing
November 22, 2014
RAWALPINDI, Nov. 22 -- IESCO has started giving Hand Held Unit (HHU) to its meter readers to avoid over billing issues. HHU is a device already being used in noting the readings of gas meters. However, meter readers are being trained to how to use new meter readers. Almost 200 meter readers are being trained for this purpose in Rawalpindi. Numeral people have issued notice to IESCO through court to get back their overpaid money, whereas IESCO has planned to adjust the overpaid money through bills. Published by HT Syndication with permission from Daily Times. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at htsyndication@hindustantimes.com

FORM 8-K: CHINA FUND INC FILES Current report
November 22, 2014
CHINA FUND INC, Maryland, has filed FORM 8-K (Current report) with Securities and Exchange Commission on November 21, 2014 State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation: Maryland Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure. Pursuant to Regulation FD Rules 100-103, The China Fund, Inc. (the “Fund”) furnishes the Monthly Insight Report of the Fund’s Investment Manager. Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

ITE-Samsung Tech Hub opens to provide real-world training for students
November 21, 2014
SINGAPORE: The ITE-Samsung Tech Hub was officially opened on Friday (Nov 21), and it aims to prepare Institute of Technical Education (ITE) students in relevant courses for careers in the mobile and display technology industries. It was opened by Minister of State for Education and Communications and Information Sim Ann. The Tech Hub, located at ITE College East, consists of a Display Solutions Centre that showcases various emerging display technologies, and a Mobile Service Centre that trains students in mobile device technical support and customer service by simulating Samsung's customer service environment. The current batch of ITE College East students enrolled in Nitec in Electronics (Mobile Devices) and Nitec in Electronics (Display Technology) are now taking lessons at the new hub. To enrich their hands-on experience, 52 students in Nitec in Electronics (Mobile Devices) are also undergoing an eight-week joint certification programme that focuses on technical training and product knowledge of the latest Samsung smartphones and tablets. It hub also aims to improve the employability of ITE students, and is part of the ITE-Samsung Industry Project Programme, which also includes industrial attachment opportunities and scholarships. "We focus on empowering students with both broad and deep skills that prepare them for the real world in industry," said ITE's director and CEO Bruce Poh. 

Everlight announces launch of light sources for automotive applications
November 21, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd., which deals in LED and optoelectronics industry, has announced the launch of several light sources for interior and exterior automotive applications.


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