‘86% users stop using food apps within two weeks’

An analysis of over three billion user interactions across 25 food delivery apps by marketing platform CleverTap shows that only 25% of those who install the food apps, go on to complete the sign up process and register, signifying that the vanity metric of installed base of such apps may not really be as valuable. … Read more‘86% users stop using food apps within two weeks’

Ohio Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Trying to Join ISIS

A Dayton, Ohio man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court to 180 months in prison and 25 years of supervised release for attempting, and conspiring, to join the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney Benjamin C. Glassman for the Southern District of … Read moreOhio Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Trying to Join ISIS

Louisiana Man Sentenced for Conspiring to Violate the Federal Housing Rights of Woman with Disabilities

Jody Lambert, 24, was sentenced today in the Eastern District of Louisiana to 120 months imprisonment for conspiring with members of his family to prevent D.P., a woman with cognitive disabilities, from exercising her right to rent and occupy a dwelling without injury, intimidation, and interference because of her cognitive disabilities. Please follow and like … Read moreLouisiana Man Sentenced for Conspiring to Violate the Federal Housing Rights of Woman with Disabilities

Justice Department Announces New Transnational Elder Fraud Strike Force

Attorney General William P. Barr today announced the establishment of the Transnational Elder Fraud Strike Force, a joint law enforcement effort that brings together the resources and expertise of the Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Branch, the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices for six federal districts, the FBI, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and other organizations. The … Read moreJustice Department Announces New Transnational Elder Fraud Strike Force

Justice Department Settles Suit Against Indiana Bank to Resolve Lending Discrimination Claims

The Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana today filed a complaint and settlement agreement, resolving allegations that First Merchants Bank engaged in lending discrimination by “redlining” predominantly African-American neighborhoods within Indianapolis, Indiana. “Redlining” is a term describing an illegal practice in which lenders intentionally avoid providing services … Read moreJustice Department Settles Suit Against Indiana Bank to Resolve Lending Discrimination Claims

Bureau of Prisons “Ready to Work” Initiative Seeks New Business Partnerships to Strengthen Reentry Success and Address National Hiring Challenges

Today, the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announced a new initiative to work directly with interested employers seeking to hire newly-released inmates. Through the “Ready to Work” initiative, the BOP seeks to connect employers directly to inmates to improve reentry outcomes. This initiative is part of the BOP’s holistic approach to implementation of the First Step … Read moreBureau of Prisons “Ready to Work” Initiative Seeks New Business Partnerships to Strengthen Reentry Success and Address National Hiring Challenges

Justice Department Celebrates Strong Support for Religious Freedom at One Year Mark of the Place to Worship Initiative

The Department of Justice today announced the one-year anniversary of its Place to Worship Initiative, which focuses on protecting the rights of religious individuals and communities to build, expand, buy, or rent houses of worship and other religious facilities as guaranteed by the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA). Please follow and like … Read moreJustice Department Celebrates Strong Support for Religious Freedom at One Year Mark of the Place to Worship Initiative

Trend Unemployment Steady at 5.1 per cent

The trend unemployment rate remained steady at 5.1 per cent, for the third consecutive month. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained steady at 5.2 per cent in May 2019 . But the moving parts are not so hot. Underemployment was up, to 8.6%, while the total hours worked fell, -0.3%. There was a rise in … Read moreTrend Unemployment Steady at 5.1 per cent

Next global CEO of Reckitt is also an Indian

Reckitt Benckiser Group’s Nurofen painkiller costs 2.20 pounds ($2.80) for a pack of 16 pills. UK grocer J Sainsbury sells a private-label alternative for a third of the price. That’s the challenge facing Reckitt’s incoming CEO, Laxman Narasimhan. As consumers increasingly seek out cheaper versions of commoditised consumer goods like ibuprofen, job No. 1 will … Read moreNext global CEO of Reckitt is also an Indian

HashChing executive team departs, new CEO steps in

The founder and the executive team of online mortgage marketplace HashChing have all left the company, with a new interim CEO taking the helm, via The Adviser. The founder and CEO of HashChing, Mandeep Sodhi, along with the key members of the executive team – including chief operating officer Siobhan Hayden and chief technology officer … Read moreHashChing executive team departs, new CEO steps in

CBA Sells Count Financial; Holds $200m Indemnity Risks

CBA has today entered into an agreement to sell Count Financial Limited to ASX-listed CountPlus Limited. Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has today entered into an agreement to sell Count Financial Limited (Count Financial) to ASX-listed CountPlus Limited (CountPlus) for $2.5 million (the Transaction). CountPlus is a logical owner of Count Financial given its historical … Read moreCBA Sells Count Financial; Holds $200m Indemnity Risks

PWC quits as auditor of 2 Anil Ambani group cos

Price Waterhouse & Co (PWC), one of the Big Four auditing firms, has resigned as a statutory auditor of two Anil Ambani-controlled companies – Reliance Capital and Reliance Home Finance. The firm said there was an “unsatisfactory response” from the companies to certain observations it had made while auditing for the fiscal 2019. Please follow … Read morePWC quits as auditor of 2 Anil Ambani group cos

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Concludes SelectUSA Investment Summit, Celebrating New Business Projects and Workforce Development

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Concludes SelectUSA Investment Summit, Celebrating New Business Projects and Workforce Development kcpullen@doc.gov Wed, 06/12/2019 – 19:26 Investing in communities and workers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Office of Public Affairs (202) 482-4883 publicaffairs@doc.gov Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross concluded the sixth SelectUSA Investment Summit, after bringing … Read moreSecretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Concludes SelectUSA Investment Summit, Celebrating New Business Projects and Workforce Development

Senate Unanimously Passes the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, Chairman Mark Takano released the following statement after the Senate unanimously passed the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, H.R. 299.  “Tonight, we can finally tell the tens of thousands of veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War but wrongly denied benefits that justice is … Read moreSenate Unanimously Passes the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act

Uber to offer air cabs in New York, looking at India too

Looking for a new experience? Come July, Indians travelling to New York can opt for an air cab service from the John F Kennedy airport to Lower Manhattan. Uber, popular for cab services in metro cities in India, will be offering Uber Copter services for $200-225 in New York. The service aims to reduce travel … Read moreUber to offer air cabs in New York, looking at India too

Facebook offers to pay if you’ll let it study your online habits

The market research initiative, called ‘Study’ is a programme that FB is introducing to legally seek information about users’ internet browsing and app downloads. The scheme will be available only to subscribers in the US and India. The firm has said it will not collect a user’s ID, passwords, or other content such as photos, … Read moreFacebook offers to pay if you’ll let it study your online habits

2 Indian research teams win Amazon Web Services cloud grants

Washington, June 12 (IANS) Two teams from India made it to 21 winning projects that will be awarded $1.5 million worth of cloud services, grants and technical support through the Earth Observation Cloud Credits Program, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced. The Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering (CSRE) at Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay won the … Read more2 Indian research teams win Amazon Web Services cloud grants

President Trump Considering Temporary Protective Status for Venezuelans

Wed, Jun 12th 2019 @ 3:34 pm EDT President Trump says his administration is considering granting Temporary Protected Status to thousands of Venezuelans who have fled their home country to the United States amid ongoing unrest, as reported by PBS.org. Venezuela, which at one point was the most wealthy country in South America, is now … Read morePresident Trump Considering Temporary Protective Status for Venezuelans

Extreme US scrutiny of H-1B aspirants continues

Analysis shows that requests for evidence (RFEs) were sought in 48% of the H-1B applications (for both initial visa and extensions) that were disposed-off during the first six months of fiscal 2019- up 1% as compared to the corresponding period last year. The approval rate, after obtaining additional information from the sponsoring employers, declined to … Read moreExtreme US scrutiny of H-1B aspirants continues

H.Res.436

Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 2740) making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Heath and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes. (06/12/2019 legislative day) Please follow and like us: