According to Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Ho Ky Minh, the Prime Minister in 2012 approved a national plan of action to address the consequences of toxic chemicals used by the US during the war in Vietnam to 2015 and orientations to 2020. One of the tasks set by the national plan was to detoxify dioxin-polluted soil and sludge in Da Nang airport. … [Read more...] about VIETNAM’S BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES JULY 12
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Lance Landry, Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office; Tim McMasters, Livingston Parish Assessor’s Office; Vanissa Murphy, Quality Engineering & Surveying LLC; Chris Neal, Pelican State Credit Union; Gary O’Neal Jr., Quality Engineering & Surveying LLC; and Dev Patel, First Guaranty Bank; Christine Patrick, Livingston Parish Chamber; Kevin Pope, Livingston Parish Clerk of Court; Todd Price, Holmes Building Materials; Amanda Seals, Ochsner Medical Center; Joel Stern, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center; Sandy Teal, Livingston Parish Council; and Kelly Westmoreland, Neighbors Federal Credit Union. … [Read more...] about Baton Rouge, New Orleans area People in Business for July 12, 2020
What, in practice, would that type of intervention look like? Publicly funded research and development is widely recognised to have a key role in bringing economies out of hibernation. Investing in research in the arts and humanities is already driving innovation in new digital technologies and the cultural content upon which they depend. There are big questions here. How to get digital to pay enough to allow artists to live? Can we get people past the idea that online is free? What global scale of business is required to make the necessary investments in online? … [Read more...] about Culture comforted us in lockdown, now we must join the fight for its survival
ET Intelligence Group Asian Paints acquired a modular kitchen business in 2013, then a bathroom fittings business in the next year. With Covid striking, the company forayed into hand and surface sanitisers in May and has now announced the launch of floor and toilet cleaners. Is India's largest decorative paints company innovating through its foray into growth-oriented consumer businesses, or allocating disproportionate resources into unrelated segments at the expense of what is considered core? The recent business forays are largely B2C – requiring retail distribution that is different from the company’s traditional paints distribution. While the first two new businesses are service-oriented, the latest ones are branded products in a new category. Even after six years of acquiring and ramping them up, the home improvement business - comprising of the Sleek kitchen and Ess Ess bathroom businesses - contribute just over 2% to the total revenues and are loss-making. … [Read more...] about ET Analysis: Is Asian Paints innovating or piling on non-core businesses?
“You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.” With these words in the Wachowskis’ 1999 sci-fi classic The Matrix (★★★★★) – now re-released as a trilogy with its two sequels – the ironically named Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) issues a wakeup call to computer hacker Neo (Keanu Reeves). The red pill will show Neo harsh reality, because everything he thinks he knows is false. And that applies to us too: all of us consumers placidly sucking up the trance-inducing pap from the corporate-political complex of the state. The red pill and the blue pill was the meme The Matrix gifted to pop culture at the dawn of the online age: it often seems as if no discussion of “reality” – nor any conspiracy theorist blogger – can get very far without invoking the sacred … [Read more...] about The Matrix trilogy review – pop-culture juggernaut still lands a thrilling punch