Bharti Airtel set for shake up

first_img Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Bharti Airtel restructures to sharpen digital focus Bharti Airtel scheduled a board meeting for this week to discuss future strategic plans and outline a reorganisation of shares of its subsidiaries.In a stock exchange filing, the operator said its board would meet on 17 February. The reorganisation of its shareholding framework of subsidiary companies could involve consolidation or acquisition of shares, which would be financed by issuing equity shares or from cash.It did not provide details on which subsidiaries it could be targeting.Bharti Airtel’s board approved an INR75 billion ($1 billion) fundraising move earlier this month, involving issuing securities including bonds, as it builds a war chest for spectrum auctions due to begin in March, as well as the long-awaited rollout of 5G service.The operator reported a return to profitability in its most recent quarter, with net income of INR8.5 billion driven by mobile revenue growth and uptake of data plans. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Related Kavit Majithia HomeAsiaNews Bharti Airtel set for shake up Previous ArticleFresh funds sought by Vodafone IdeaNext ArticleFormer Vodafone chief Colao leads Italy digitalisation Asia center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore1 15 FEB 2021 Bharti Airtel makes enterprise IoT play Author Airtel returns to profit Tags Bharti-Airtellast_img read more

TD Bank, community raise $2,329 to support the Montpelier Food Pantry

first_imgVermont Business Magazine As part of its “Bring Change” campaign, the TD Bank on Main Street hosted a community coin counting event that raised $2,329.84 for the Montpelier Food Pantry. Customers, neighbors and others all came to donate their spare change, which TD matched up to $2,000 in coins counted. When community member Paul brought in his saved coins amounting to $42.57, he commented, “When folks are in need the community rallies together. I’ve had this coin sitting around for some time and when I read in the paper that TD was doing this for the Montpelier Food Pantry it didn’t take me long to figure out this is the place to bring my change to help out my community.”TD Store Manager Ian Squirrell (L) and Kristen Andrews, executive director of the Montpelier Food Pantry at a community coin counting event that raised $2,329.84According to TD Bank Manager Ian Squirrell, “Two young children come in and donated $55 in change that they had been saving for some time. They heard about Bring Change on the radio and they told their parents, ‘Let’s go to the TD Bank and donate our change so people who have less than us can have food for the holidays!'”It’s not always easy to eat healthy, especially when you have limited access to food and a low income. Montpelier Food Pantry (MFP) confronts this cycle of injustice head on. MFP meets basic needs by providing free, high quality, nutrient dense food and prepared meals to individuals, families, senior citizens, and persons with disabilities. By providing cooking and nutrition education in addition to meals, MFP works to not just feed, but also uplift the vulnerable in the Montpelier area. This positivity is especially important during holidays like Thanksgiving.If you’d like to donate or to learn more about the organization, please visit: justbasicsvt.org(link is external).About Bring Change:With 500 events planned through 2016, this program promises to raise more than $1 million in support of local organizations. To see a video recap of where the campaign is to date, please visit https://youtu.be/4uAR0CiRLCM(link is external).  To learn more about the program, visit www.tdbringchange.com(link is external).Montepelier, VT (Friday, November 6, 2015) – TD Banklast_img read more

Insurance non-profit pledges to match support for racial justice organizations

first_imgBlue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont,Vermont Business Magazine In commemoration of Juneteenth, 2020 the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Diversity and Inclusion Council announced today that the non-profit will match the proceeds of an employee-led fundraiser for Black Lives Matter of Greater Burlington and the Vermont Racial Justice Alliance.  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont said in a statement today that they condemn racism and systemic oppression and stands in solidarity with other local Vermont institutions and organizations to proactively disrupt the status quo. Furthermore, they believe the recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor are a result of long-standing aggression and racial profiling dating back generations. Remaining silent in the face of overt acts of violence, daily micro aggressions, and injustice towards people of color reinforces and perpetuates this deeply entrenched system. “We will not remain silent.”“We are launching this fundraiser today to stand in support of the local leaders who are raising their voices for racial justice,” says Megan Peek, Director of Community Relations at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont. “It is long past time for our society to collectively rise against senseless racial violence and begin to take concrete steps to address the health disparities faced by people of color. We support societal racial justice reforms through community-led policies and education.”As America gathers to protest systemic racism, we are galvanized to listen, speak up, and stand strong alongside one another to fight for what is right and what is just. If one person is harmed, we are all harmed.  This is our pledge to all Vermonters: First and foremost, we pledge to act. We will work with our Diversity and Inclusion Council to identify opportunities for growth within our organization and develop concrete steps to closing these gaps. From implicit bias training to hiring practices, we will work with leading organizations to educate ourselves about white privilege and how to support anti-racism work every day and through every interaction.We pledge to listen and learn. As health care leaders we promise to make a dedicated commitment to understanding and addressing factors that cause African Americans to suffer more than half of the COVID-19 cases and nearly 60 percent of deaths nationwide. We will seek out, listen to, and support advocates and organizations to end racial violence and oppression.We pledge to be part of the change we wish to see. We will work to support our partner organizations in their efforts to address racial bias and health disparities in communities throughout Vermont, including Black Lives Matter of Greater Burlington(link is external), the Vermont Racial Justice Alliance(link is external), and Governor Phil Scott’s Racial Equity Task Force(link is external).  Furthermore, we support the Floyd family’s call to create a national task force that would establish bipartisan legislation focused on ending racial violence and increasing police accountability. We will call on elected officials to commit to a process of healing and we will refuse to support leaders who perpetuate messages of division.Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont(link is external) is Vermont’s only local, not-for-profit health plan. For over 70 years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont has been enhancing the health and well-being of the Vermonters by offering innovative plans to individuals, seniors and businesses.  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is dedicated to developing new ways to support high quality care and programs and events that promote wellness. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information, visit www.bcbsvt.com(link is external).Connect with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont:Twitter: @bcbsvt(link is external)             Instagram: @bcbsvt(link is external)Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bcbsvt(link is external)LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/blue-cross-and-blue-shield-of-vermont(link is external)Source: Berlin, VT, June 19, 2020—Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermontlast_img read more

Local food truck and catering business Sancho Streetside opens restaurant in downtown Shawnee

first_imgSancho Streetside owners Connor Barrier (left) and Ryan MoodySancho Streetside is coming off the street and into a new brick-and-mortar space in downtown Shawnee.Well, not completely off the streets. The catering company will still offer its upscale, wood-fire grilled Latin street eats and fusion of Caribbean flavors, and continue providing food truck services at local markets and for Transport Brewery.But now, after two years in business, co-owners Ryan Moody and Connor Barrier are ready to take the next big step to grow the company.“We have had our product out on the streets for almost two years now, testing it out, running it out of a truck, running it as a catering facility,” Moody said, “and we think it’s good enough product that we want to get it out there on a daily basis.”Sancho Streetside opened its first brick-and-mortar restaurant at 11101 Johnson Drive, Suite 110, on the southwest corner of Johnson Drive and Nieman Road. First days of operation were during Old Shawnee Days in June. The space was previously occupied by Sweet T’s, a bakery and barbecue restaurant that closed a few months ago.Barrier said they anticipate offering their new spot as an event space for the local community, such as for Old Shawnee Days.“We’re very happy and fortunate to be a part of a great community that wants to help grow downtown Shawnee,” Barrier said, “so we’re very excited not only with the location but how we’ve been received both through our neighbors as well as our clientele.”In the meantime, the owners are working to make frugal decisions that spur slow and steady growth of their restaurant business. As such, a grand opening for Sancho Streetside has not been set yet because they’re saving up for signage.“We’re trying to grow this company with our income; we don’t to amass a huge amount of debt,” Moody said. “We want to grow as we have enough money and enough people to do it, because we’re firm believers in taking care of the people that help us.”They plan to double the staff to accommodate the new hours in their downtown restaurant, plus they’re still booking up for future catering events, which remain their bread and butter.Restaurant hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.last_img read more

Francis Dodoo sues Frank Appiah for defamation

first_imgThe never ending Ghana Olympic Committee saga yesterday took a personal twist as the Chairman of the Ghana Athletics Association, Professor Francis Dodoo filed a GH¢200,000 defamation suit against outgoing Vice President of the recently suspended Ghana Olympic Committee, Frank Appiah.The former triple jumper’s action is in respect of an allegation by Mr. Appiah that Dodoo once failed dope test.Mr. Kissi Agyebeng, lawyer for Professor Dodoo confirmed the court action and said Frank Appiah has turned down several requests for him to retract the allegation.Meanwhile, Frank Appiah has told Joy Sports he is ready to face Professor Dodoo at the law Court.Source: Joy Sports/Ghanalast_img read more

Fashions on the field… Not!

first_imgCARDINIA BEACONHILLS GOLF A FULL field of 142 competed in Saturday’s Stroke Monthly Medal, which coincided with Crazy Pants Day…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Business Business Three-peats Disc Break 2017

first_img BBQ Dads (Kelowna) Fiesta (Spokane) Lit (Calgary) Homegrown (Nelson) Business Business, a team consisting of players from Edmonton & Vancouver, captured the top prize for the third consecutive season.Rogue Hippo of Edmonton finished second with Saskatoon’s Bunny Thugs third.Nelson’s Homegrown, which defeated Business Business during the weekend, finished in seventh spot.More than 250 players attended the two day event.Final Top Ten Standings Include: Business Business (Edmonton/Vancouver) Mental Toss Flycoons (Missoula) Mastadon (Vancouver) Rogue Hippo (Edmonton) Dorkel (Vancouver) Bunny Thugs (Saskatoon) There were frisbee flying all over the Lakeside playing fields this past weekend as 17 teams took to the Heritage City to compete in Disc Break 2017.The annual tournament attracted players from Saskatoon to Seattle  and Missoula, Montanta to Edmonton.last_img read more

Leafs face Ghostriders, Rebels in two-game weekend set

first_imgNelson Leafs take a thin lead into weekend play as the Murdoch leaders travel face Fernie Ghostriders and rival Castlegar Rebels in a pair of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League games.The Leafs travel to Sparwood Friday to face the East Kootenay Riders in Kootenay Conference action.Nelson has won both games over the Ghostriders — 12-3 at home and 6-3 on the road.The Leafs enter the contest after snapping a three-game losing streak Saturday that saw their lead in the Murdoch Division slashed from 10 points to two.Nelson outlasted Grand Forks Border Bruins 4-1 at home.During the slide, Nelson was outscored 18-5 by Murdoch rivals Castlegar and Beaver Valley.Saturday, Nelson hosts Castlegar Rebels at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena/Nelson enters the contest missing a few players due to suspension.Defenceman Zach Morey is currently serving a three-game suspension for after receiving a match penalty while another rearguard Michael LeNoury is also suspended for two games for illegal head contact. Morey is back for Saturday against Castlegar while LeNoury should play Tuesday when the Leafs hosts Grand Forks.Leading goal scorer scorless in sixNelson is hoping to get the offence of the team’s leading goal scorer, Ryan Cooper, back in the fold for the weekend.The rookie from St. Albert, AB, has been in a funk having not scored a goal in six games after totalling 13 before.Jackson Zimmermann and Ryan Piva are next in Leafs goal scoring, each with 10.Team captain Sawyer Hunt leads the team in points with 29, including 23 assists.Kimberley donation saga continuesThe $7.5 million donation saga continues for the Kimberley Dynamiters.The person responsible for the donation, Michael Gould, has been charged with forgery and fraud after a restaurant owner, who is not involved in the Nitros donation, complained to police about an unpaid bill.The charge results from Gould bouncing cheques after the owner of the Northwest Grill in Cranbrook, Jolene Salanski said she catered a banquet for 50 people in early November.Police said Crown counsel has approved charges of forgery and fraud against Gould, who was scheduled to appear in court on Monday.The Kimberley board of directors issued a statement November 13 saying the team has not received any money.last_img read more

Blue Devils continue slow start

first_imgBy Hub City Times staffMARSHFIELD – The Marshfield American Legion Post 54 Blue Devils closed out the month of June at 5-11. After a 0-4 start to their season, the Blue Devils won three-straight games. But since June 19, they’ve won just two of their last nine games.Post 54 is coming off a tournament June 28-29 hosted by Green Bay Southwest, in which Marshfield went 1-3. During the opening round of action on June 28, Marshfield lost to Fond du Lac 5-3. Greenwood’s Tragen Bogdonovich had two hits. Marshfield then got beat by Green Bay Southwest 8-5. Post 54 grabbed an early 4-0 lead, but Green Bay scored four runs in the first inning, once in the second, twice in the fifth and once in the sixth. Riley Boushack drove in two of Marshfield’s runs.Marshfield opened play on June 29 by defeating Sheboygan 4-3. Trailing 3-0, Marshfield scored in the bottom of the third inning, then tied the game with two runs in the fourth. Riley Boushack’s game-winning base hit in the bottom of the seventh drove in the winning run. Mason Coffren was the winning pitcher, going seven innings while surrendering three runs on just two hits. In their final game of the tournament, the Blue Devils blew a 3-0 lead and lost to Fond du Lac 5-4 in nine innings. Bogdonovich suffered the loss for Marshfield. Isaiah Baierl led Post 54 with four hits.Heading into the tournament, the Blue Devils lost both games of a doubleheader with Antigo on June 26. Post 54 dropped the first game 7-3, and then lost game two 8-7. Marshfield started the losing streak with a home loss to Wisconsin Rapids June 25, losing to the Rangers 8-0 at Hackman Field. Mason Coffren led Post 54 with a pair of singles.The Blue Devils play at a tournament in Eau Claire July 5-7, then host Plover July 9. Marshfield plays Stevens Point back-to-back in a home-and-away series. The Blue Devils play at Point July 10, then host the Post 6 Sixers at Hackman Field on July 11. Marshfield plays at Waupaca on July 12.last_img read more

Why IT Shouldn’t Be Involved in Marketing Software Decisions

first_img Originally published Feb 22, 2010 8:30:00 AM, updated October 01 2019 This post is part 1 of 2 posts regarding the debate about the role  Internet technology (IT) departments should play in making marketing software decisions. Read part 2, “Why IT SHOULD Be Involved in Marketing Software Decisions,” which offers an alternative viewpoint.Without a doubt, I know Content Management Systems. Over the past 15 years working in Web marketing and development, I have come to know the in’s-and-out’s of content management. As a result, I’ve been able to respond to feature requests, plan out development cycles and show the value of a platform. Regardless of how I was involved with a CMS project, there always seemed to be the same speed-bump: the IT team.IT, or IS (Information Systems), play a much needed role in any company, and things would likely fall apart without their expertise. But that expertise does not extend into marketing decisions. Ultimately, I believe that the marketing teams are as much to blame for my rant, but it seems that IT always gets involved with making a marketing decision, which never made much sense to me.I see the logic: a CMS is software; software runs on computers; IT makes our computer decisions; IT should be involved in selecting a CMS. Also, it’s not often that someone outside of IT will do software purchasing. But in the end, the role of IT should be incredibly limited when it comes to Web Content Management.Here is why:1. Your IT team can’t handle the project.  Unless you have a specific Web development team or have done a complete Web redesign and deployment in the past 3 years, your IT employees are not prepared for this project. Because of this, your IT staff will make a decision based on how easy they think it will be for them to develop and deploy. Ease of deployment should be a requirement, but shouldn’t supersede your other marketing needs.2. IT does not want to own the maintenence.  After the dust settles, your IT team does not want to be involved with maintaining your software. I recently spent a 7-hour car trip with a college friend that works in Information Systems for a large organization. He explained to me that every new piece of software that comes through the doors requires someone in IS to become an expert. Because of this, the team starts to thin its resources between CRM, CMS, ERP, DMS, and any other system that can be described in three-letters. This is on top of the day-to-day management of information infrastructures in the company (e.g. maintaining work stations, fixing phones, keeping the network running, removing your viruses, etc.). By involving IT in your CMS decision, you are burdening that department with software that they do not want to maintain.3. IT does not understand marketing.  Unless IT involves you in network security decisions, they should not be involved in your marketing decisions. As much as CMS vendors will fight this statement, a CMS is quickly becoming a commodity. Because of this, you need to find a system that best fits your team & your needs. Test driving is critically important. If your IT staff won’t be the everyday users of the CMS, their idea of usability will not be the same as yours.Because large Web projects like redesigns and CMS implementations are such infrequent projects, it is important to have a full strategy in place. To this end, it is in the project’s best interest for you to hire a service partner that does this on a regular basis. Many will already have CMS experience, be CMS neutral and will be better equipped to help you make a decision.At the end of the day, your IT department will appreciate you for not getting them involved in the decision. If they don’t, just give them a peace offering of donuts. Read part 2, “Why IT SHOULD Be Involved in Marketing Software Decisions.”  Which side will you take? Free Webinar: Website Redesign for 2010Learn how to redesign your website with an internet marketing strategy in mind with Mike Volpe, HubSpot’s VP of Marketing.Download the webinar now and learn how to turn your website into an internet marketing machine. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more