TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Molde chief Neerland: We couldn’t block Solskjaer moving to Man Utdby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMolde management admit they were blindsided by Manchester United’s move for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Solskjaer, who signed a new deal as manager of Norwegian club Molde earlier this month, was appointed interim boss until the end of the season on Wednesday.Molde managing director Oystein Neerland said they were called by United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward on Tuesday and both he and Solskjaer “didn’t see it coming.””I think it is double sided,” Neerland told BBC Sport.”On one hand, Molde lose their manager for the next months who had just agreed a new three-year contract. On the other hand, Molde will not get in the way of such an opportunity.”When the biggest club in the world call and ask to borrow your manager from a club the size of Molde, you have to say yes.”Solskjaer has been dreaming about this. It is no longer a dream.”
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Sevilla sporting director Monchi admits Real Madrid deserved winby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSevilla sporting director Monchi admits Real Madrid deserved their 1-0 win at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Sunday.Karim Benzema’s second half header made sure that Zinedine Zidane’s side responded in the right way after their 3-0 defeat in Paris on Wednesday.”Today we saw a good Real Madrid team,” Monchi said.”They were a team that performed at a very high level, nothing like the level of Wednesday.”They were a team made to win and at this level it’s not easy.”
bret bielema kenyan drakeEarlier Monday morning, we showed you a video of Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema pulling what can only be described as a questionable move on Alabama offensive lineman Cam Robinson. It turns out it may not have been the only time the Razorbacks coach got physical with a member of the Crimson Tide.In the below video, also taken from Saturday’s contest, Bielema appears to bump Alabama running back Kenyan Drake out of bounds near the end of a play – again. Judge for yourself.Was it intentional? Regardless, it’s about to be the second viral video involving Bielema’s conduct during Saturday’s game.
Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed FiveThirtyEight This week on Hot Takedown, we’re reacting to a series of upsets in the first round of the NBA playoffs. The Los Angeles Clippers pulled off the biggest comeback in playoff history, but we don’t necessarily think the Warriors should be too worried for the rest of the series. Other upsets included the No. 7 seed Orlando Magic defeating the No. 2 Toronto Raptors; that Game 1 victory had Mike Tuck on “Open Mike” from Orlando’s 96.9 The Game positing that Orlando is underrated in the Eastern Conference. Our basketball guru, Chris Herring, makes a guest appearance to help us break down this claim.Someone who is openly shaking in his boots this week is golfing great Jack Nicklaus. Tiger Woods’s victory at the Masters gave him his 15th major, just three behind Nicklaus’s all-time record. Does Tiger have it in him to catch Jack? Or do we expect this to be his last big victory?Inspired by Tiger’s feat, our Rabbit Hole dives into other statistically improbable comebacks.Here’s what we’re looking at this week:Chris breaks down how the Warriors blew a 31-point lead.And he provides takeaways from the opening weekend of the NBA playoffs.As per usual, our eyes are glued to our NBA predictions.We can’t get enough of Tiger Woods’s comeback.The Washington Post digs into Tiger’s odds for the rest of the season and into 2020.ESPN analyzes great comeback stories across sports.From our Rabbit Hole, this excellent video about Lonnie Smith from SB Nation.
Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, MTG president and CEO.Modern Times Group has delivered fourth quarter profits in line with analyst forecasts after a tough year that has seen the forced sale of its stake in Russian broadcaster CTC Media and the sale of its Russian and central and eastern European pay TV businesses.MTG posted net sales of SEK4.54 billion (€487 million) for the fourth quarter, up 4% at constant exchange rates. EBIT before non-recurring items was SEK434 million, down from SEK478 million, while net income was SEK375 million, down from SEK471 million.CTC, the sale of which has still to be finalised, was classified as a discontinued operation by the group with a net income of zero for the quarter. MTG said that the ‘fair value’ of its 38% holding in the company, the sale of its stake in which was forced by Russia’s new media laws severely restricting foreign ownership, was SEK1 billion as of December 31, reflecting its completed sale of a 75% to UTV Management for US$200 million.MTG said that the sale or termination of its holding in the group would result in a non-cash charge to net income of SEK1 billion.MTG’s emerging markets pay TV business saw fourth quarter sales drop by 40% to SEK212 million following the sale and deconsolidation of the Russian and international pay TV channel business in November. MTG said it “a solution is currently being finalized” regarding the future of its troubled Ukrainian pay TV platform, while youth-oriented channel business Trace saw sales grow in the quarter.MTG’s Nordic pay TV business saw sales rise by 3% at constant exchange rates to SEK1.5 billion, while EBIT fell from SEK184 million to SEK173 million. The total premium subscriber base grew by 24,000 quarter-on-quarter excluding the Viaplay subscription video-on-demand service.Nordic free TV activities saw sales rise at constant exchange rates thanks to a strong performance in Denmark and Norway. In emerging markets, Bulgaria the Baltic states and the Czech Republic all reported higher sales, while MTG’s Hungarian operations were deconsolidated in November.The relatively strong performance enabled the group to propose an increased dividend of SEK11.50 a share.“Our aim is to accelerate our sales growth and increase our operating profits in 2016, due to the positive effects of the transformation process; the high level of operational gearing in our emerging market free-TV operations; and the positive sales impact of the content investments that we have made. These benefits will gradually compensate during the year for the anticipated SEK250m of incremental adverse FX effects, and the additional costs for the new or extended sports rights that we have acquired,” said Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, president and CEO.
Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. Officials in California proposed new rules on Friday that would let companies test autonomous cars on public roads with no human driver present.The proposal is a significant update to the state’s self-driving car regulations adopted in 2014, which allow testing on public roads only if a driver is inside the vehicle. With the new rules, companies that want to test cars without human drivers will have to apply for a special permit and meet federal standards defined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.To be approved for the permit, companies will also have to obtain written support from the jurisdiction that they want to test in, which suggests that local governments could object to testing on their streets.According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, 21 companies are currently testing autonomous vehicles in the state. Among them are tech companies such as Waymo, which took over Google’s self-driving project last year, as well as traditional automakers such as Toyota and BMW.”California has more manufacturers testing autonomous vehicles than any other state and today’s rules continue our leadership with this emerging technology,” California Transportation Agency Secretary Brian Kelly said in a statement. The state’s updated regulations will now enter a 45-day public comment period before they are adopted.Although California is a hotbed of autonomous vehicle research, it is not the only state that is working on regulations to govern the industry. In December, Michigan adopted new laws that establish comprehensive self-driving car regulations and made it the first state to allow completely autonomous ride-sharing fleets. Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Cars 56shares Next Article Image credit: Mark Wilson | Getty Images California Paves the Way for Cars With Empty Driver’s Seats Add to Queue Proposed regulations would let companies test self-driving cars on public roads without a human driver present. News reporter This story originally appeared on PCMag 2 min read March 13, 2017 Tom Brant Enroll Now for $5
Cannabis Free Green Entrepreneur App Download Our Free Android App Guest Writer –shares Keep up with the latest trends and news in the cannabis industry with our free articles and videos, plus subscribe to the digital edition of Green Entrepreneur magazine. Can Marijuana Replace Lost Steel Jobs? Pennsylvania Town Has High Hopes. A region of the Keystone State impoverished by industrial decline and ravaged by opioid addiction sees a future in medical cannabis. Next Article Add to Queue March 28, 2017 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The promise of big profits and job creation continues to draw communities to the legal marijuana industry, particularly in places where the economy has long suffered.Nowhere is this more apparent than in southwestern Pennsylvania. City leaders in Braddock, located east of Pittsburgh, have submitted an application with the state in hopes to land a license that will allow for a new cannabis cultivation facility. The goal is for legal medical marijuana to bring back jobs lost over the past decades by the decline in the steel industry.They have partnered with a company that includes a Pennsylvania legend among its top executives: Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris, who played for the Pittsburg Steelers. The company has a goal of his own: finding out if marijuana can become an effective pain management medicine that replaces opioids.Related: 5 Routes the Cannabis Industry Could Take to Get Around Federal Banking RestrictionsTough TimesIn many places, such as in California and Colorado, businesses and communities vie against each other to win potentially lucrative licenses from the state for creating and operating marijuana cultivation centers and retail outlets. However, in a place such as Braddock, leaders see it as a means of survival.Braddock has been decimated by the jobs lost with cutbacks in the steel industry since the late 1980s. The city’s economic state landed it on the Pennsylvania Act 47 roll of financially distressed cities. Braddock has been on the list since 1988.In numerous media appearances, Mayor John Fetterman thinks a large medical marijuana cultivation center can change the town’s fortunes. As many as 70 new jobs would be created at the outset, and the city would reap the tax benefits of having the facility in town.“It’s a great story to have with a community that’s been kind of left behind by an industry in decline like steel to be resurrected financially from a brand new industry that didn’t even exist in Pennsylvania six months ago,” Fetterman said in a Facebook Live interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.State lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf approved medical marijuana in Pennsylvania in 2016.Braddock already faces competition for the license from nearby McKeesport, which also plans to submit an application. The state has said it will only allow a limited number of facilities within six different regions of the state.Related: Colorado Takes Aim at the Marijuana Black MarketLaurel Green MedicalHarris is chairman of Laurel Green Medical, which would run the facility in Braddock if the project wins the state permit.On its website, the company said its cultivation center “will use sustainable growing techniques to facilitate the best species of the plant. We will oversee the production of our medicine from seed to sale; this allows us to offer more affordable prices to our patients across-the-board.”Harris became interested in medical marijuana through fellow former and current NFL players who told him that using opioids to manage pain sometimes led to addiction to the drug, according to the Post-Gazette. He also noted that Pennsylvania has been one of the states hit hardest by the opioid addiction crisis.Related: How Do We Measure the Statistical Significance of Legal Cannabis?Research into the uses of medical marijuana is “something that’s very much need,” Harris said.Permit applications were sent to the state in March. The state is expected to grant permits within the next several months, with the businesses beginning operation by mid-2017.Follow dispensaries.com on Instagram to stay up to date on the latest cannabis news. Image credit: Oliver Contreras | The Washington Post | Getty Images dispensaries.com Easy Search. Quality Finds. Your partner and digital portal for the cannabis community.
Danielle Bernal, D.V.M. bring your dog June 22, 2018 Next Article Add to Queue Today, June 22, is Bring Your Dog to Work Day! So, tell Fido what a good boy he is as he chills under your desk. And celebrate the day, because bringing your furry friend to work is certainly a nice perk.Related: Bring Your Dog to Work Day Is Every Day for These 8 CompaniesHow important are pets in the workplace to pet parents overall? New research from Wellness Natural Pet Food answers that question, proving the power of a pet-friendly workplace when it comes to attracting and retaining employees.Specifically, of 1,100 pet owners, ages 18 to 65, whom a research company surveyed nationally, 51 percent said they would consider a career change for a pet-friendly workplace. And 37 percent of the pet parents polled said they would sacrifice benefits like vacation time or work from home days in order to enjoy a pet-friendly workplace.Of course, not everyone has to make sacrifices to bring their pooches to work. Some workplaces, like Harpoon Brewery and Zoosk, allow pets in the office year-round, saying that that move gives their employees more flexibility, improves their mood (and productivity!) in the office, and allows employees to bring their full attention to work.And the frosting on the cake, or the extra meat on the dog bone, is that those employees can also give their pets a level of companionship that the animals might otherwise not have during the workday. What’s more, allowing pets in the office has human health benefits, too! Studies have found that pets can help lower our blood pressure, lessen anxiety and increase physical activity.So, if you’re thinking about making the leap to introduce pets into your workplace, here are some considerations for building out a pet-friendly office policy to ensure successful workdays for pet and pet parent alike: Get the all-clear.First and foremost, ensure that your landlord or building management allows pets in the office. You should also check with your team to make sure everyone is on board, to avoid any surprises or upsets. Some people may have allergies, phobias or other concerns about dogs in the office, and you’ll want to give them an opportunity to weigh in.Survey your office layout.Whether your workplace consists of cubicles, private offices or an open layout, a plan for where pets will spend their time is essential. Ask yourself: Is there enough space near employees’ desks to accommodate a bed or crate? Do we have enough space to designate a special “pet area” sectioned off by doors, gates or other boundaries? And: Are there readily accessible outdoor areas for bathroom breaks? Should we require owners to “pick up” after their animals?The goal is to make pets and their owners as well as non-owners as comfortable as possible, and defining special boundaries can help accomplish this. You may also want to consider designating a pet-free section of the office for employees with allergies or a dislike or fear of dogs. Glassdoor, for instance, has found this kind of policy very helpful in its office.Begin drafting your pet policy.Now, you’re ready to begin drafting your pet-friendly office policy. Putting pen to paper helps formalize the policy and sets clear expectations for existing employees. Again, make sure to get input from both employees who will be bringing their dogs in and those who won’t, to ensure the policy is fair and balanced.Your policy should outline what types of pets are allowed in the office. It should detail how pets will be “interviewed” for acceptance (healthy and up to date on vaccinations, trained to some extent — certainly housebroken — and able to get along with other pets and people). Further, the policy should include how behavioral issues, damage to company equipment or non-compliance with the policy will be handled.Will pets be allowed in conference rooms and meetings? Are (annoying) squeaky toys a no-go? What supplies will your company provide and what should employees bring on their own? All things that should be included in your policy! You may also consider incorporating additional pet-centric benefits like “paw-ternity” leave — Massachusetts-based Zogics, for example, gives new pet parents an extra week of paid time off to spend with their new family member!Related: Who Let the Dogs Out? Hooray! Friday Is ‘National Bring Your Dog to Work Day.’Prep your office.Just as we pet-proof our homes, your office will require similar planning to ensure safety for pets and pet parents alike. Loose wires should be secured, equipment and cleaning supplies should be placed out of any paw’s reach; and you may want to invest in garbage bins with lids to avoid trash spills. If you’ll be designating certain spaces as off-limits, make sure that they are properly secured or blocked off.Pets in the office will also require some new office supplies, as well. If a pet has an accident (because even the best house-trained pups can get over-excited in a new space) carpet cleaner is essential, and baby gates or pens may also be necessary depending upon your office layout and policy.If you plan to designate an area specifically for pets, the way BissellHomecare does with its “pet spot,” it may be helpful to outfit that space with items such as water bowls, beds, treats, toys, poop bags and spare leashes. Try stocking the office with grain-free, natural treats that most dogs do well on; that way, employees can treat their dog-office mates without the guilt less healthy or fattening snacks might prompt. Also, don’t forget some lint rollers for the fur that will soon be flying around!Plan for your furry new ’employee’s’ first day.All employees have a transition period when starting a new job, and a pet is no exception! Before implementing your pet policy, give your employees plenty of time to review the rules so everyone is on the same page. Keep in mind that transitions take time. Designating a portion of the morning, perhaps on a Friday, to welcoming pets to your workplace can help with this transition and give everyone the time needed to successfully integrate without interruption.Pets should be introduced to their new space and one other slowly, and if possible, in an outdoor area because some animals may become stressed or agitated meeting in an enclosed space. If you don’t have green space around your office, a patio space similar to that of pet-friendly O.H.S.O. Brewery is a great substitute! Owners should keep an eye out for signs of stress in their pet and plan to spend the rest of the day working from home if their dog does not take to the office.Related: It’s ‘Take Your Dog to Work Day’: Have You Thanked Fido Today?Whether you’re looking to build a business from the ground up, or seeking to grow your startup, having a pet along for the journey can not only help attract new employees, but also positively impact the work environment for those already on the team.Plenty of companies across the country have happily integrated pets into the workplace, proving that a pet-friendly workplace is one benefit worth serious consideration. You may be surprised at how dogs’ presence can translate into success for your business and a harmonious office environment for your employees. 7 min read Ever hear of ‘paw-ternity’ leave, when employees get new pets? Something new to consider for your pet-friendly office. Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Staff Veterinarian, Wellness Natural Pet Food It’s Bring Your Dog to Work Day! What You Need to Know to Make Your Office Pet-Friendly. Image credit: Frank van Delft | Getty Images Register Now » Guest Writer –shares Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.
Praveen Thakur Named as COO of Unscrambl Inc. PRNewswireApril 22, 2019, 7:36 pmApril 22, 2019 AI-driven solutionsAugmented IntelligenceGlobal Customer OperationsMarketing TechnologyNewsPraveen ThakurUnscramble Previous ArticleCellPoint Mobile Enables Viva Air to Become the First Airline in Latin America to Offer Apple Pay and Google PayNext ArticleHarvard Business Review Analytic Services, in association with CI&T, Release New Report Entitled Machine Learning: The Next Generation of Customer Experience Industry Veteran of Oracle and SAP to Lead Growing Augmented Intelligence CompanyUnscramble, the leading augmented intelligence company building AI-driven solutions for enterprises, announced that Praveen Thakur, an industry veteran and recognized leader in the technology industry, has joined its executive team as Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Praveen now heads up Global Customer Operations for the Atlanta-based company effective April 15, 2019. In this new role, Praveen is responsible for driving the company’s efforts to scale and bring its products to customers across the globe, delivering superior shareholder value in the process.In a distinguished career spanning more than three decades, Praveen has held key leadership roles across the Asia-Pacific region and India with leading technology service providers. At Oracle, Praveen spent fourteen years leading business for technology and cloud platforms in SouthEast Asia and the emerging markets in South Asia. In his most recent role, Praveen served as Senior Vice President for platform and data management solutions at SAP for Asia Pacific and Japan.Marketing Technology News: Sales Engagement Leader Outreach Reaches Unicorn Status, Raises $114 Million Series EThis new appointment at Unscrambl represents another step in the company’s growth following a year of successful initiatives and client wins. In a strategic partnership with Microsoft, Unscrambl recently secured an important engagement with Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC), a bank in the Philippines. Together, the companies will deploy AI-powered solutions powered by Unscrambl’s technology that will transform and augment current design of analytics and launch real-time marketing campaigns. Earlier this year, the company was also awarded with enrollment in the SG:D Spark Programme enabling it to leverage demand in the Government sector in Singapore.Marketing Technology News: DemandBlue launches DemandBlue Labs, a Salesforce Innovation Org for its CustomersWith spending on cognitive and AI systems predicted to grow to $52.2 billion in 2021, Unscrambl is well-positioned for success in the years ahead. Vibhore Kumar, CEO of Unscrambl recognizes Praveen’s appointment as a key to that future growth. “We are delighted to welcome Praveen into Unscrambl’s core leadership team to guide us through this new phase of our growth story. We are at a critical moment and we will rely on his expertise and visionary leadership to successfully implement our strategy and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead.”Marketing Technology News: Vonage Recognized as a ‘451 Firestarter’
Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Oct 22 2018Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited today announced that intracranial efficacy data from the Phase 3 ALTA-1L (ALK in Lung Cancer Trial of BrigAtinib in 1st Line) trial showed improved intracranial progression-free survival (PFS) and intracranial objective response rate (ORR) with ALUNBRIG (brigatinib) compared to crizotinib among anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive (ALK+) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Data for these secondary endpoints will be presented in a poster discussion at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2018 Congress on Friday, October 19 at 2:00 p.m. CET in Munich, Germany. These results further support ALUNBRIG as a potential treatment for adults with ALK+ locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC who had not received a prior ALK inhibitor. ALUNBRIG is currently not approved as first-line therapy for advanced ALK+ NSCLC.”ALK+ NSCLC often spreads to the brain, so having options that can clearly demonstrate efficacy both in the brain and systemically is important for physicians and their patients,” said Sanjay Popat, PhD, FRCP, Medical Oncologist, Royal Marsden Hospital. “The ALTA-1L trial showed that treatment with brigatinib significantly delayed progression of disease in the brain compared to crizotinib, and we look forward to sharing the clinical evidence with the medical community at ESMO.”In the first interim analysis of the ALTA-1L trial, intracranial PFS was significantly improved with ALUNBRIG compared to crizotinib in the Intention to Treat population (ITT) (Hazard ratio [HR]: 0.42, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.24−0.70; log-rank P=0.0006) and the population with baseline brain metastases (HR: 0.27, 95% CI: 0.13−0.54; log-rank P<0.0001). Among patients with brain metastases at baseline, ALUNBRIG reduced the risk of progression in the brain or death by 73 percent. Intracranial PFS in patients without brain metastases at baseline is not yet mature as of this first interim analysis.Treatment with ALUNBRIG also demonstrated an improved intracranial ORR compared to crizotinib. For patients with measurable brain metastases at baseline, 78 percent achieved confirmed intracranial OR in the ALUNBRIG arm versus 29 percent in the crizotinib arm. For patients with non-measurable brain metastases at baseline, 67 percent achieved confirmed intracranial OR in the ALUNBRIG arm versus 17 percent in the crizotinib arm.Related StoriesSugary drinks linked to cancer finds studyStudy reveals link between inflammatory diet and colorectal cancer riskUsing machine learning algorithm to accurately diagnose breast cancerIn addition, ALUNBRIG significantly delayed both central nervous system (CNS) progression (without prior systemic progression) and systemic progression (without prior CNS progression) compared to crizotinib. Baseline factors related to the CNS, such as the proportion of patients with baseline brain metastases, mean number of brain metastases, and prior brain radiotherapy, including type, were balanced among patients in the two study arms. The safety profile associated with ALUNBRIG in the ALTA-1L trial was generally consistent with the existing U.S. prescribing information."CNS disease presents a significant burden for patients with ALK+ NSCLC," said David Kerstein, MD, Global Clinical Lead for Brigatinib and Lung Cancer Clinical Portfolio Strategy Lead, Takeda. "These additional intracranial efficacy results from the ALTA-1L trial build upon activity previously reported with ALUNBRIG in patients with brain metastases in the post-crizotinib setting and demonstrate Takeda's dedication to research that aims to improve outcomes for those living with this serious disease."These data build on results recently presented during the Presidential Symposium at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) 19th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC), which showed that treatment with ALUNBRIG resulted in superior PFS compared to crizotinib as assessed by a blinded independent review committee, corresponding to a 51 percent reduction in the risk of disease progression or death (HR: 0.49, 95% CI: 0.33−0.74]; log-rank P=0.0007).Grade 3 to 5 treatment-emergent adverse events occurred in 61% of the patients in the brigatinib arm and 55% of the patients in the crizotinib arm. Most common grade 3 or greater treatment-emergent adverse events for brigatinib were increased blood creatine phosphokinase (16%), increased lipase (13%), hypertension (10%), and increased amylase (5%); and for crizotinib were increased alanine aminotransferase (9%), increased aspartate aminotransferase (6%), and increased lipase (5%). Source:https://www.takeda.com/newsroom/newsreleases/2018/takeda-to-present-results-from-phase-3-alta-1l-trial-highlighting-intracranial-efficacy-of-alunbrig-brigatinib-versus-crizotinib-in-first-line-advanced-alk-non-small-cell-lung-cancer/
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. A whistleblowing former employee alleges Walmart issued misleading e-commerce data in its race to catch up with retail rival Amazon.com, and then fired him in retaliation when he refused to stop complaining about the practice. ©2018 USA Today Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Tri Huynh, a former Walmart director of business development, charged in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday that the company used questionable practices to “paint an overly-optimistic picture” of its e-commerce results as it vies with Amazon for the title of world’s largest retailer.Huynh said corporate superiors brushed off his complaints. After he instead sent his allegations to top Walmart executives in January 2017, the company fired him, Huynh alleged.”Walmart sacrificed and betrayed its founder’s key principles of integrity and honesty, pushing those core values aside in its rush to win the e-commerce war at all costs,” Huynh charged in the whistleblower lawsuit filed in San Francisco. “In doing this, it realized it must silence any whistleblower who spoke up against its ‘win at all costs’ approach to e-commerce growth.”Walmart said Huynh’s allegations lack merit.”This litigation is based on allegations by a disgruntled former associate, who was let go as part of an overall restructuring,” spokesman Greg Hitt said in a corporate statement. “We take allegations like this seriously and looked into them when they were brought to our attention. The investigation found nothing to suggest that the company acted improperly. We intend to vigorously defend the company against these claims.”Walmart shares closed down fractionally at $87.51 in Thursday trading.The charges come amid Walmart’s efforts to beef up its e-commerce business, an area in which Amazon historically held a substantial edge. The company has increased e-commerce spending, including roughly $3 billion for its 2016 acquisition of startup Jet.com.Walmart reported a 23% increase in e-commerce growth during the quarter that included the 2017 holiday season. However, the result fell below the previous quarter and also lagged behind the growth reported by Amazon.”We’ve been focusing on building an e-commerce business, that’s still underway, obviously,” said Walmart CEO and President Douglas McMillon during a February conference call with Wall Street analysts in February.Huynh, a former Amazon employee, charged that Walmart’s income from online sales has been misleadingly boosted by questionable practices.The company’s global marketplace platform regularly classified some e-sales by third-party sellers in a category that improperly resulted in “excessive commission fees” for the vendors, the whistleblower lawsuit alleged.Additionally, Walmart classified some returns from e-commerce customers improperly, a problem that skewed the company’s online financial results, the lawsuit charged.Huynh said the previously-glowing job reviews he’d received at Walmart turned to corporate complaints as he continually flagged his e-commerce concerns. Ultimately, he alleged he was fired days after he sent his concerns to Walmart e-commerce CEO Marc Lore and Michael Bender the company’s chief operating officer for e-commerce.Huynh’s lawsuit seeks damages for lost wages and other economic losses, along with emotional distress. Walmart to launch new online home shopping experience Citation: Whistleblower charges Walmart misled on e-commerce data in catch-up race with Amazon (2018, March 16) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-whistleblower-walmart-misled-e-commerce-catch-up.html Explore further
Published on SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT No alliance with Congress in Delhi: AAP SHARE RELATED VALUE FOR MONEYIs the Opposition shooting itself in the foot? Congress still mulling alliance with AAP March 25, 2019 political development Elections 2019 alliances and coalition Stitching up alliances, a challenge for Congress File photo of Rahul Gandhi, President of Congress party – REUTERS Delhi Congress President Sheila Dikshit and other leaders of the unit on Monday discussed the possibility of an alliance with the AAP for the Lok Sabha elections in the city in a meeting with party chief Rahul Gandhi.The opinion remained divided on the issue and everyone in the meeting was unanimous that Gandhi should take a final call on it in the larger interest of the party, said a participant of the meeting.Sources said four former Delhi Congress presidents — Ajay Maken, Subhash Chopra, Tajdar Babar and Arvinder Singh Lovely — favoured an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi.“AICC in-charge of Delhi Congress PC Chacko also handed over signed letters of 12 district Congress presidents, leaders of the party and councillors in three municipal corporation, in favour of the alliance to Gandhi,” they said.“Delhi Congress president Sheila Dikshit and three working presidents Devender Yadav, Rajesh Lilothia, and Haroon Yusuf maintained their stand against the alliance,” sources said.The AAP has been seeking an alliance with the Congress in Delhi but the grand old party has not made its stand clear on the possible tie-up. However, after getting no clear response from the Congress, the AAP declared its last candidate in Delhi for the Lok Sabha polls, with a senior leader saying the announcement was made seeing the Congress’ “irresponsible and indecisive” attitude towards the alliance.Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal had also said internal surveys have indicated that the AAP is capable of winning all seven seats in Delhi on its own and it does not require an alliance with the Congress in Delhi. However, the Congress and the AAP last Tuesday made fresh efforts with the help of NCP chief Sharad Pawar to forge an alliance in Delhi for the polls.Sources said last week AAP made a fresh bid to forge an alliance with the Congress in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi, with the former demanding five seats in the national capital. However, shortly after the meeting Kejriwal said that the Congress has refused to form an alliance with the AAP in Delhi and the two parties are not in talks with each other. New Delhi COMMENTS AAP, Congress to resume dialogue on alliance?
SHARE SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT The apex court on Tuesday refused BSP supremo Mayawati’s plea challenging the EC’s ban that barred her from campaigning for 48 hours. The Supreme Court also expressed satisfaction over the swift action taken by the Election Commission against various politicians, including Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Mayawati, for their alleged communal speeches during campaigning. It said the poll panel has now “woken up to its powers”.For the latest on elections, click: Elections 2019 April 16, 2019 COMMENTS national elections BSP supremo Mayawati – THE HINDU Published on Elections 2019