Fitness first: These Swedish companies have made exercising in the office mandatory

Fitness first: These Swedish companies have made exercising in the office mandatory

Workers spending their lunch break at the gym may be commonplace in most Western countries, but in Sweden some employers are pushing the idea even further, making on-the-job exercise compulsory. Every Friday, employees of fashion and sportswear retailer Bjorn Borg leave their desks at the company’s Stockholm headquarters to get their weekly workout at a nearby gym. There is no getting out of it: for more than two years the company founded by the Swedish tennis legend has made on-the-job exercise mandatory at the initiative of chief executive Henrik Bunge,…

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Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S to Be the First Snapdragon 845 SoC Smartphone: Report

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S to Be the First Snapdragon 845 SoC Smartphone: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S is reported to debut at MWC 2018 The Mi MIX 2S will come with a Snapdragon 845 SoC, report claims It is said to go on sale in China in March at CNY 4,000 Weeks ahead of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, Xiaomi is rumoured to be in the development of the Mi MIX 2S. The new Mi MIX model, which is likely to be an upgrade of the last year’s Mi MIX 2, is already reported to be the offering that could debut from Xiaomi’s side at the forthcoming…

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“The Eye Comes First”: Inside Delfina Delettrez’s Rome House

“The Eye Comes First”: Inside Delfina Delettrez’s Rome House

In the trendy Testaccio neighbour-hood of Rome, nestled between a mechanic’s garage and an immigration lawyer’s office, is an unassuming passageway that leads to the home of jewellery designer Delfina Delettrez. Once an abandoned brick factory, this dimly lit bunker brimming with curiosities is completely secluded from the world; in fact, it is so cloistered, so littered with treasures, it resembles a sort of modern-day pharaoh’s tomb. DANILO SCARPATI “It feels like being in a cave,” says Delettrez of the space, which she found by chance and bought with typical impatient…

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Apple Watch Gets First EKG Reader in AliveCor KardiaBand

Apple Watch Gets First EKG Reader in AliveCor KardiaBand

HIGHLIGHTS AliveCor KardiaBand approved by FDA It detects irregular heartbeat, cause of stroke KardiaBand costs $199 AliveCor’s KardiaBand has become the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch, after being approved by the US’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The KardiaBand is an electrocardiogram (EKG) reader, which means it can check heart rhythm and irregular heartbeat. The latter is medically known as atrial fibrillation, and can increase the risk of stroke and heart disease. To use it, Apple Watch owners must replace their existing wrist band with the KardiaBand, and…

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SBI Life to launch India’s first billion-dollar IPO in seven years

SBI Life to launch India’s first billion-dollar IPO in seven years

SBI Life Insurance Co will launch next week what will be India’s first billion-dollar initial public offering since 2010, paving the way for a record-setting year for IPOs in the country. SBI Life, a unit of top Indian lender State Bank of India (SBI), will open the share sale to the public on Sept. 20 and close it on Sept. 22, according to a filing. The shares, that will begin trading Oct. 3 will be sold in a price range of 685-700 rupees apiece, raising as much as 84 billion…

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United Bank of India slips into red with Rs 211 crore net loss in first quarter

United Bank of India slips into red with Rs 211 crore net loss in first quarter

State-owned United Bank of India (UBI) on Saturday reported a net loss of Rs 211.46 crore during the first quarter ended June, on rise in Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) and higher provisioning. The bank had registered a net profit of Rs 38.32 crore in the April-June quarter of previous fiscal. Total income of the bank during the reported quarter was marginally up at Rs 2,852.61 crore as against Rs 2,819.37 crore year ago, the bank said in a regulatory filing. Bank’s bad loan proportion rose substantially as gross NPAs rose to…

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Things don’t happen overnight: PU’s first transgender student on a year of challenges and change

Things don’t happen overnight: PU’s first transgender student on a year of challenges and change

It’s around 1.40 on a bright sunny day in July. The campus of Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh, is abuzz with ongoing admissions. The Student Centre is packed. Laughter, cheers, and chattering permeate the air. At some distance from this assimilation of old and new bonhomie, and tacit political manoeuvring for the forthcoming student union elections, is the vice-chancellor’s (VC) office. Needless to say, it stands in solitude. The air of childlike wonder from Stu-C refuses to blow this side. Nevertheless, it is an important space — both administratively as well…

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Kuwait gets first integrated national center for defense against WMDs

Kuwait gets first integrated national center for defense against WMDs

Saab and its Kuwaiti partner have delivered the world’s first integrated national center for defense against weapons of mass destruction to Kuwait. The chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear, or CBRN, center is now operational and covers the entire country with fixed and mobile sensors and units. “This CBRN center in Kuwait strengthens our position as a supplier of advanced CBRN solutions,” Torsten Öhman, Saab’s acting head of Business area Support and Services, said in a company news release. “Our ability to take the prime contractor role for this ground-breaking CBRN solution…

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Morkel may put Test cricket first as career winds down

Morkel may put Test cricket first as career winds down

Morne Morkel could consider playing only one format of international cricket, and it may well be Tests, as he reaches the twilight of his career. At 32, Morkel considers his career “nearly finished” and will meet with CSA at the end of the ongoing tour to England to discuss his future. Unlike some of his senior team-mates such as AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis, Morkel does not appear to be eyeing the 2019 World Cup as a swansong, despite recent reappearances in the one-day team. Asked how long he…

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DHE Odisha +3 admission first list released at dheodisha.gov.in

DHE Odisha +3 admission first list released at dheodisha.gov.in

The Odisha Department of Education has released its first selection list for degree +3 admissions at dheodisha.gov.in. Candidates should apply for admissions from July 3, with classes starting from July 19. The second round of selections will be out on July 7. The students can check the result at dheodisha.gov.in. To check your results, here are the following steps: 1. Go to dheodisha.gov.in 2. Click on DHE Odisha +3 result 2017 3 . Key in your registration number, password and date of birth. 4. Your result will be displayed To be eligible for admissions…

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