Corporate debt restructuring: Failures soar to Rs 1.2 lakh cr; Bharat Shipyard, Hotel Leelaventure top failures

The value of NPAs in the banking system rose to R6.7 lakh crore at the end of September 2016, which was 9.1% of total assets. (Reuters) The aggregate value of recast loans that have failed since the corporate debt restructuring cell (CDR) was set up in 2001 has hit R1.2 lakh crore following the...

Rock am Ring festival resumes in Germany after ‘terrorism’ scare

The main stage area at Rock am Ring was empty on Saturday morning One of Germany's biggest music festivals is to resume a day after the site had to be evacuated because of a "potential terrorist threat". The organisers of Rock am Ring said intensive searches had been carried out by police and that...

Google Pixel XL vs iPhone 7 Plus – which smartphone will win when Google takes on Apple?

Investing in a new phone means choosing, inevitably, between one of Apple's iOS-toting iPhones and a range of different Android phones. Both operating systems offer advantages and disadvantages. While the recently-released iPhone 7 Plus is pick of the bunch for iOS, Google's Android has a few more options to choose from. That being said,...

True North trailblazers

David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presided over the second annual presentation ceremony of the Governor-General’s Innovation Awards on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Rideau Hall. The Governor-General’s Innovation Awards are a celebration of Canadian creators who have reshaped lives nationally and abroad. In the ceremony’s second year, awards were handed out for a...

James Corden is officially cooler than LL Cool J

CBS and the Recording Academy announced Wednesday that James Corden will host the 2017 Grammy Awards. (Jason Bell / CBS) CBS and the Recording Academy delivered a Grammy Awards shakeup Wednesday morning, announcing that James Corden will host the 2017 ceremony. The move leaves LL Cool J, who hosted the last five Grammy Awards,...

Sir Dave Brailsford’s marginal gains are now applied to being bumptious

Does Sir Dave Brailsford intentionally model the tone of his public utterances on Nigel Farage speeches to the European parliament? That is certainly the effect he achieves. The Team Sky principal has had what most would regard as an “awkward” year, yet does not appear to have moderated his public persona one iota. Rather,...

Seeno probe finale: Top executive gets 46-month prison sentence in dramatic sentencing

Seven years after federal investigators raided the Seeno family’s Concord headquarters, a former family friend and top executive Ayman Shahid was sentenced to 46 months in prison for his role in a Discovery Sales mortgage fraud scheme. (Susan Tripp Pollard/Staff) OAKLAND — Seven years after federal agents raided the Seeno family’s Concord headquarters, the...

This is how you eat like a Westerosi: Cook a Game of Thrones-inspired feast

A pigeon pie is served at the wedding feast of King Joffrey Baratheon and Queen Margaery Tyrell, Season 4 Episode 2 of Game of Thrones. In fantasy fiction, as in real-life, food offers a window into a culture. From Sansa’s penchant for lemon cakes to King’s Landing pot-shops slinging bowls of “dubious brown,” food...

Caitlyn Jenner Floats Potential Senate Run

Caitlyn Jenner accepts the Arthur Ashe Courage Award onstage during The 2015 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 15, 2015 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Caitlyn Jenner is very interested in a potential run for the U.S. Senate, according to an interview aired Sunday morning. “I have considered it. I like...

Bang for your buck: Spring break beach showdown

As families and friends search the Internet for last minute vacation deals, it’s an all an out showdown for the best beach resorts this spring. Duking it out for the top spots on many U.S. travelers' lists are the ever-popular Florida and the soft sands of the Caribbean. By comparing the overall price, evaluating...


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