How Effective Is Your Interaction with Customers?

first_imgEmail AdvertisementImportant points that many businesses fail to consider when they are sending out information to customers, whether that information is through social media, emails, text or even through the mail is:Will customers be interested in this?How much spare time do recipients have to focus on my interactions with them?Are they being overrun with messaging from other companies that is very similar to mine?Here are some ideas of how to get your customers more engaged with your emails, social media posts, etc. Know your customers: If you are keeping up-to-date records of your customers likes and dislikes (including how they want to be contacted and tailor these interactions to their needs, wants and desires.Segmentation: You will need to segment your customer records by the interests of your customers, what they buy and what resonates with them. You will also have to put some time into getting this information from your customers. Though the time you spend will pay dividends. This is especially true of your best customers. Start with the top ten customers. Once you have got all the information for these customers move on to the next ten until you have at least 100 (depending on the size of the customer list).Perseverance: It may take time, though once your customers realize that you only send them information that will make a difference to them and their lives, they are more likely to read it and respond.Response: Quickly respond to all comments and questions that come to you through social media posts, emails or by phone. Whether the responses are positive or negative it’s important that you show your customers that they are important to you. In the case of social media respond to all positive and negative comments online, though you may wish to take additional response to negative comments offline if the problem is not one that can be ironed out easily. Once the problem is successfully handled, ask the customer to go back on social media to say that everything was taken care of.Know Your Competition: Select similar businesses to yours and sign up for their mailing/social media or email list. You need to know what they are sending to their customers so you can differentiate your business from theirs.By making your customers as important to you and your business and you are to them, your business will grow and become more successful.A tip of the glass from me to youE Columnby Elizabeth “E” Slater, In Short Direct MarketingA recognized expert in the fields of direct marketing and sales in the wine marketplace. Slater has taught more wineries and winery associations how to create and improve the effectiveness of their direct marketing programs and to make the most of each customer’s potential than anyone in the wine industry today.Follow E on twitter @esavant and facebook. Linkedin TAGSE ColumnElizabeth Slater Share ReddIt Home Wine Business Editorial E Column How Effective Is Your Interaction with Customers?Wine Business EditorialE ColumnHow Effective Is Your Interaction with Customers?By Elizabeth Slater – August 9, 2017 26 0 center_img Advertisement Previous articleAfternoon Brief, August 8Next articleFurmint: The Grape with Momentum Elizabeth Slater Twitter Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

Smithsonian Channel Uncovers Secrets of America’s Most Intoxicating Era In: Drinks,…

first_imgHome Industry News Releases Smithsonian Channel Uncovers Secrets of America’s Most Intoxicating Era In: Drinks, Crime…Industry News ReleasesSpirits BusinessWine BusinessSmithsonian Channel Uncovers Secrets of America’s Most Intoxicating Era In: Drinks, Crime and ProhibitionBy Press Release – May 10, 2018 95 0 Linkedin TAGSConsumerSmithsonian Channel Pinterest AdvertisementTwo-part special airs June 11 and June 18 at 8pm ET/PTNEW YORK – May 9, 2018 – Prohibition in America was an era of profound contradictions – a period of unprecedented government intervention into the lives of citizens, and yet also a time of exuberance, decadence and casting off restraints. Nearly a hundred years later, Smithsonian Channel’s DRINKS, CRIME AND PROHIBITION takes a deep dive into the underbelly of a time characterized as much by jazz, illegal booze and female liberation as it was by gangsters and brutality. Weapons experts, historians, museum curators and mixologists weigh in on “the failed experiment” and the compelling drama it unleashed, with all its unlikely alliances, corruption and machinations of organized crime. The two-part special premieres Monday, June 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel. The national ban on alcohol was fully enacted in 1920 and soon spurred the rise of the urban speakeasy – the illegal bars where Americans of different genders, classes, races and sexualities felt free to meet and mingle – but social mixing was a decidedly unintended consequence. As curators from Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History attest, the rhetoric of Prohibition’s formative years was as fervently anti-immigrant and racist as it was anti-alcohol. “Alcohol is not the central story of Prohibition. Organizing around alcohol is in some ways a politically correct way to go after immigrants,” Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History curator Jon Grinspan says in the program.While cocktails were invented in the late 1800s, they really took off once Prohibition began – often as a way to mask the foul taste of bathtub gin. Cocktail historian Derek Brown provides color commentary for some of the era’s most popular beverages – including the Three Mile Limit, the Scofflaw and the Southside Fizz – and explains how their resurgent popularity continues to shape the culture of hospitality today.Prohibition’s advocates believed that eliminating alcohol would improve America’s moral character; instead, it drove the laws of supply and demand underground and empowered the rise of organized crime. Many ordinary Americans, angered by governmental intrusion into their private lives, looked on gangsters like Al Capone as anti-heroes, and their bold defiance was more revered than reviled. But the deadly St. Valentine’s Day Massacre of 1929 proved a turning point. Newly elected President Herbert Hoover delivered a fiery inaugural address promising a new age of law and order, and Congress quickly enacted legislation that contained harsh new penalties for Prohibition crimes. Even as the stock market crashed and the Great Depression took hold, President Hoover seemed more preoccupied with taking down Capone than with managing the economy.Although Prohibition ended almost one hundred years ago, its effects still linger — organized crime, vastly expanded federal law enforcement powers, prison overcrowding and even the War on Drugs all have their roots in Prohibition. DRINKS, CRIME AND PROHIBITION tells the enduring story of an era in which fun-loving flappers and well-crafted cocktails seem to make the Twenties roar, even as deeper currents of violence and corruption fuel them.DRINKS, CRIME AND PROHIBITION is produced and directed by Alex Jouve, with William Morgan and Jason Williams serving as executive producers for JWM Productions. Tim Evans and David Royle serve as executive producers for Smithsonian Channel. About Smithsonian ChannelSmithsonian Channel™, owned by Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution, is where curiosity lives, inspiration strikes and wonders never cease. This is the place for awe-inspiring stories, powerful documentaries and amazing entertainment across multiple platforms. Smithsonian Channel combines the storytelling prowess of SHOWTIME® with the unmatched resources and rich traditions of the Smithsonian, to create award-winning programming that shines new light on popular genres such as air and space, history, science, nature, and pop culture. Among the network’s offerings are series including Aerial America, America in Color, First Ladies Revealed, Polar Bear Town, The Lost Tapes, Amazing Monkeys, America’s Secret Space Heroes, Mighty Ships, Mighty Planes and Air Disasters, as well as critically-acclaimed specials that includeTitanic’s Fatal Fire, The Obama Years: The Power of Words, Nightmare on Everest, Diana and the Paparazzi, Diana: The Day We Said Goodbye and Flying High with Phil Keoghan. Smithsonian Networks also operates Smithsonian Earth(TM), through SN Digital LLC., a new subscription video streaming service delivering spectacular original nature and wildlife content. To learn more, go to www.smithsonianchannel.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Advertisement Twitter Email Facebook Previous articleRoyal Wine Presents Outstanding New Rosé at Exceptional ValueNext article​​S​outh Africa​ Wine Harvest 2018: Big Challenges in the Vineyard, Big Surprises in the Cellar Press Release ReddIt Sharelast_img read more

Ensuring essential HIV services during the COVID-19 pandemic

first_img Related Posts Share Ensuring essential HIV services during the COVID-19 pandemic Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha COVID-19 Updates Guest Blogs News WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals By EH News Bureau on January 24, 2021 Meeting the challenge of maintaining lifesaving essential services for people with HIV during the COVID-19 pandemic called for using innovative strategies by front line public health champions. Dr Vandana Dabla, Programme Manager, National Initiative to Strengthen and Coordinate HIV-TB response, Society for Health Allied Research and Education India (SHARE INDIA) and Dr Vijay Yeldandi, Head- Infectious Diseases & Public Health, SHARE INDIA share some case studies from the field, from Andhra Pradesh, which has the fourth highest HIV prevalence in the country and the highest number of estimated AIDS related deaths in 2019This past year (2020) unleashed on an unprepared world a catastrophic pandemic that has affected every facet of socio-economic activity globally, leading to an unprecedented collapse of our fragile health care system with tragic consequences for the most vulnerable. Preoccupied as the medical world was, trying desperately to find solutions to the COVID 19 pandemic, the already tenuous arrangements for ensuring the care and support of the vulnerable population of People living with HIV/ AIDS (PLHIV) simply melted away. Years of hard work building a system to get ensure reliable access to antiretroviral medications essential for lifelong HIV treatment were collapsing.India carries the third highest burden of HIV in the world, with an estimated 2.14 million people living with HIV/ AIDS in the country. The national lockdown forced by the pandemic response posed the challenge of “how to supply lifesaving medicines to patients” who were unable to access any HIV center facility because of the lockdown.The challenge was particularly grave in Andhra Pradesh, which has the fourth highest HIV prevalence in the country (13 per cent), in addition to the highest number of estimated AIDS related deaths in 2019 (11.43 thousand). The state also witnessed the highest “Lost-to-follow up” (LFU) patients in the HIV treatment programme. The challenging task of sustaining the supply chain management of HIV lifesaving medications to the key HIV population was assisted by SHARE INDIA through NARI SAKSHAM, a community-based organisation.With over a quarter of a century experience in public health and infectious diseases, the Society for Health Allied Research & Education India (SHARE INDIA), supported by PEPFAR and CDC India; provides technical assistance (TA) to the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) and Andhra Pradesh State AIDS Control Society to enhance the HIV treatment cascade.The collective efforts ensured the supply of three-month antiretroviral medications to all female sex workers and their partners along with increasing awareness of COVID-19 preventive measures. The stories from the field are inspiring us to understand the prevailing challenges and the unparalleled commitment of the field workers.SanthiSanthi, outreach workerSanthi is one of the outreach workers (ORW) who serves female sex workers registered at NARI SAKSHAM at East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. Dedicated to her mission, she said, “Nevertheless, lockdown and COVID does not stop us from providing HIV and TB medications to our peers on antiretroviral therapy (ART).  Now we take the medicines directly to their homes”.Unlike other days, Santhi started her outreach at 6 am itself. “No work – no money” Santhi stated and asked that, “When peers are finding it difficult to make ends meet since the lock down is imposed, how could they travel to Rajahmundry for ART?”Sharing her emotional turmoil, Santhi said, “I am shattered witnessing some of my peers living in despair, which is beyond my imagination. I counsel them to stay strong and ensure adherence to medication to maintain their health. I feel happy to hear the peers “compliments” that keep motivating me”.As she marches on the empty roads, passing house after house, Santhi remains focused on her mission. She wants to ensure that everyone in her area receives medications and continues treatment. While Santhi thanks SHARE INDIA and CBO for the support and guidance, she acknowledges support provided by Nodal ART centre for arranging “travel pass” under medical emergency.ChantiChanti, outreach workerChanti, an ORW, shares her story. Waking up at 4 am now to distribute ARV medications at homes of patients, Chanti recalled, “It was one of the most challenging times in my 14 years of working in the field, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”She continued, “I could only see the narrow roads ahead with no transportation to the site. I would request my husband for transport on our personal vehicle to reach to my patients’ homes. One day, he met with an accident. Determined to distribute medicines to my peers, I convinced my brother to support me for my transport. It was really tough, but I did it”.She used to travel more than 50 kms every day through scary narrow lanes. However, she also appreciates the need and determination of her patient’s desire to not disclose their HIV status to others, hence, they were unable to take anybody’s help travelling to the ART centre. For the same reason, Chanti realised that going directly to their homes would threaten their confidentiality.She said, “To negotiate with the need to address stigma, I would first give them a phone-call before going and fix a place to meet and handover the medications. They would meet me and take medications with an overwhelmingly heartwarming smile. Those smiles were my reward”. Chanti ensured hand hygiene, maintained safe physical distance and wore the mask all the time.The work of these intrepid public health warriors undeterred by the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic is helping to save many lives. Their work is an inspiration that keeps us all at SHARE INDIA motivated to ever intensify our efforts to mitigate the direct and collateral damage to the lives of the people we are pledged to serve. Read Article Comments (0) Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Andhra Pradesh State AIDS Control SocietyARV medicationCDC IndiaCOVID-19NACONARI SAKSHAMPeople living with HIV/ AIDSPEPFARSHARE INDIA Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services Add Commentlast_img read more

Rahm checked emotions at U.S. Open, won’t happen again

first_imgJon Rahm doesn’t want to be throwing clubs. He doesn’t want to hide his emotions, either. Rahm was caught on video going through a tirade at the U.S. Open last year at Erin Hills. He tried to keep his emotions in check at Shinnecock Hills, and he’s not sure that brings out his best golf. ”Because of what happened last year in the U.S. Open, I went with the mindset of I’m going to try to behave perfectly, which means having a smile on my face the whole time,” Rahm said Tuesday from the French Open. ”And it’s hard to go against who you are, to be honest. What I mean to play better is just letting myself feel my emotions, letting the emotions flow through me rather than trying to hold myself. ”I was more focused on trying to control myself rather than playing golf.” Rahm is renowned for his passion, which comes across as a nasty temper at times. He burns inwardly at mistakes, though at times he has harnessed those emotions into making birdies. ”It is the last time I’m ever going to make the mistake of trying to be somebody who I’m not,” he said.last_img read more

Fast, Furious and Radio Controlled

first_imgIn the absence of a backdrop to betray their scale, the small, radio-controlled race cars and trucks appear like the real thing as they rip across a dirt track, clearing gaps and jumps and executing pirouetting spins that put the Dukes of Hazzard to shame.Even so, the real-world surroundings do little to dwarf the pint-sized power as the Flathead RC Club’s weekly race gets underway at an outdoor track near Kalispell, where the din of revving engines mingles with the laughter and gear-head jargon of the participants.Most of the radio-controlled (RC) vehicles are designed to one-tenth the scale of their real-world counterparts and bear the same precise details as the luxury cars and trucks boasting prohibitive price tags. On the dirt racetrack, however — and at the elaborate home workshops of RC enthusiasts throughout the valley — fantasies of Indy car racing, monster truck rallies and gravity-defying rock-crawling jaunts become a reality.“They’re not just toys,” says Angus Matheson, who helped found the local RC club after rekindling his childhood interest in RC cars while rediscovering their intricacies. “You can do all these upgrades and tinker with them almost indefinitely. You get into soldering a lot and upgrading the electronics, the chassis, the tires, the ESC (electronic speed control). You can change the gearing and the motor. There’s just a whole array of things you can do to improve the performance.”“It’s like a grown-up toy,” Matheson adds.Growing up, Matheson recalls his dad’s interest in RC cars, as well as the care he took furnishing the vehicles with custom paint jobs and intricate decals.“As kids we thought it was so awesome, but we were also kind of scared because they sounded like crazy weed whackers,” he said. “They were always kind of my dad’s toys and they were off limits to us.”Those memories came back in technicolor one rainy Saturday while Matheson was kicking around Fastoys Racing in Kalispell, a one-stop shop for powersports and accessories that also carries an inventory of RC cars and trucks.A monster truck that’s one-fifth scale of the real thing caught his eye, and pretty soon Matheson was descending down the rabbit hole.While attending a monster truck rally at the Flathead County Fairgrounds, Matheson met other RC enthusiasts and realized there was a local appetite for the hobby, prompting him to begin formulating plans for a club.“Some of these guys were really into it, and they were casually meeting up at an outdoor track,” he said. “I thought, ‘We have to start a race night.’ At first it was like two people at the track, and then it grew from two to four and from four to around six. Now we have an average of 15 people getting together to race every week and we’re still growing.”Fastoys carries RC cars designed by Traxxas, which is one of the leading companies with plenty of options for an introductory kit. While RC beginners can outfit themselves for a few hundred bucks, Matheson warned that upgrades become addicting.“You can definitely end up putting a lot of money into it,” he said.With the help of other longtime RC hobbyists like Cory Hutchinson and Morgan Nice, who Matheson says possess greater technical knowledge and more experience in the RC universe, he’s looking to other clubs for counsel on how to grow.In Libby, the Kootenai RC Racers are Northwest Montana’s premier RC racing club, and its founding member, Steve Scheer, has worked with local government officials to maintain and build a NCT-compliant (National Car Test) track.“We would love to get a track on public land, make it community oriented, collect membership dues and award prices, and give people a place to race in a fun and safe environment,” Matheson said.The Flathead RC Club has already adopted a set of bylaws, and is mounting an online presence on social media.For more information, email [email protected] or follow the club on Facebook and Instagram. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more

Donegal beef farmers facing total wipeout, warn IFA

first_img Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articleFears for Donegal Domestic abuse victims during crisisNext articleDonegal Airport sees increase in passenger numbers News Highland Facebook The Donegal IFA is warning that the beef industry locally is facing a total wipe out unless the Government intervenes. It comes as the Irish Farmers Journal analysis show that beef prices are down 40 cent per kilo over the last five years.Donegal IFA Livestock Chairman Frank McClain says farmers in the county are enduring their own financial crisis in tandem with the pandemic.He says every effort is being made in bid to get all relevant bodies to intervene:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/frankbdfdsdfeef1pm-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Donegal beef farmers facing total wipeout, warn IFA WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img Pinterest By News Highland – April 16, 2020 Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

German Business Internships for Western Balkan Youth

first_img October 17, 2013 Published by austin WORLD AGRICULTURE PRIZE LinkedIn 0 World Food Programme Funds for Food Assistance → The interns receive an allowance that is financed from the funds of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The participating German companies make available both the required management capacities as well as the internship placements. Furthermore, the companies cover the cost of accommodation and health insurance for the interns.Prior to the internship, there is a joint introductory programme held in Berlin with the aim of bringing together the interns with the relevant stakeholders in politics and industry, thus preparing them for their stay in Germany.ApplicationPlease complete your online application by November 10, 2013. Please find the online application form HERE. The overview HERE shows which areas of study are required for applying for internships in certain industries. Before you fill in the online application, you should prepare the following documents: Similar Stories Share 0 Tweet Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Reddit ← Why Do We Need to Get Out from our Comfort Zone?center_img There is no standardised internship in Germany. The tasks during the internship are just as varied as the companies are different. However, all interns may expect to be integrated into teams and to be given more and more independent assignments. The internships lasts between 3-6 months. This is the main difference between the internship in Germany and the usual internships in their home countries. You can read some reports of former interns HERE. You can find a list of companies who participate so far HERE.EligibilityStudents of higher semesters and postgraduates with first job experience are eligible to apply. Their field of studies should have a focus either on business, engineering, journalism or agriculture. The applicants should generally not be older than 30 years. A very good command of German and / or English is required. The Overview shows which areas of study are required for applying for internships in certain industries.Remuneration Deadline: 10 November 2013Open to: students of higher semesters and postgraduates with first job experience who studied business, engineering, journalism or agriculture. Good knowledge of German or English is required.Remuneration: monthly allowance, plus accommodation and health insuranceDescriptionThe Internship Programme of German Business offers young graduates and students from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia the possibility of a three to six-month-long internship at leading German companies. The interns gain an insight into corporate culture in Germany and are acquainted with modern management and work organisation.Following their stay in Germany, the interns return to their respective home country and are able to contribute the newly acquired knowledge and skills there. The experience and contacts established will strengthen the economic development of their home countries and promote bilateral relations with Germany as well as economic relations within the region. Thus, this programme and the ssociated alumni network make an important contribution towards regional reconciliation, intensified economic relations and create a cross-sectoral network of young, cosmopolitan professionals in the region.Up until now, the approach of combining theory with a targeted application in practice has not been established yet in the education systems of the participating countries. Thus, the Internship Programme offers young people the unique opportunity of gathering practical experience in companies in Germany and of applying the theoretical knowledge acquired during their university courses in practice within the framework of an internship. Thus, they enrich their studies with practical knowledge, are able to find their professional bearings better, extend their qualifications and set milestones for their career.At the same time, regional cooperation among the countries is to be strengthened. The programme, reaching across the borders, contributes to creating a network of young, cosmopolitan professionals that will continue to promote regional cooperation. The strengthening of regional cooperation is to contribute to a stable development within the region. +1 You may upload the documents in Word, PDF or graphics formats. The documents need not be zipped. Incomplete applications will not be accepted!The interviews will only be conducted on certain days in Belgrade, Skopje, Zagreb, Sarajevo, Podgorica, Pristina and Tirana. Please set these dates aside already upon your application. They cannot offer any alternative dates. The interviews will take place:Belgrade: 09. 12. – 13.12.2013Skopje: 16.12. – 18.12.2013Zagreb: 13.01.- 15.01.2014Pristina: 16.01.2014Podgorica: 21.01. – 22.01.2014Tirana: 23.01. – 24.01.2014Sarajevo: 05.02. – 07.02.2014You will be notified by email one week in advance whether you have been invited to the interview or not.Submit your questions to the organizers using the Contact page HERE. For more details, please see the Frequently Asked Questions page HERE and the official website HERE. D-Prize Challenges a letter of motivation (1-2 max.pages in German or English)a curriculum vitae (in German or English)a portrait photo (in a common graphics format, e.g. JPG), a separate documenta scanned transcript of records (accompanied by your own German or English translation, there is no official translation required for the online application stage)other scanned documents available (e.g. language certificates for German or English, references, diplomas) German Business Internships for Western Balkan Youth Senior Programme Officer at FAO Pocketlast_img read more

The Dianne Woest Fellowship in the Arts and Humanities

first_img Scheduling My Free Time During COVID – 19 Pandemic → Share 0 Similar Stories June 3, 2020 Published by abinaidah Deadline: 15 November 2020Open to: doctoral candidates, academic and museum professionals, and independent scholarsBenefits: a stipend of USD 4,000DescriptionThe Dianne Woest Fellowship in the Arts and Humanities supports scholarly research on the history and culture of Louisiana and the Gulf South. While THNOC resources should play a central role in the proposed research agenda, fellows are also encouraged to explore other research facilities in the Greater New Orleans area.EligibilityThe Woest Fellowship is open to doctoral candidates, academic and museum professionals, and independent scholars. U.S. citizenship is not required, but applicants should be fluent in English.  Fellows will be expected to acknowledge THNOC in any published work drawing on fellowship research. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, or any other protected status.BenefitsThe fellowship includes a stipend of USD 4,000. Fellows may select their period(s) of residence, but all research must commence and conclude during the specified fellowship term (April 1, 2021–March 31, 2022).How to apply?To apply, fill out the application form and send it to the address on the form.  The 2021–22 Woest Fellowship will be due on November 15, 2020.Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with THNOC’s resources by visiting the Research page and browsing our holdings via our online public access catalog. Fellowship applications may be downloaded from the website. For more information, consult the FAQ, or contact Jason Wiese at (504) 598-7183For more information  please visit the official web page. Pocket Tweetcenter_img ← Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships 2020 +1 The Dianne Woest Fellowship in the Arts and Humanities Reddit LinkedIn 0last_img read more

Dividend Distribution

first_imgThe Finance Minister, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, in the Budget 2020 presented on 01st February 2020 in the Parliament, has proposed to withdraw the Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT) on the Companies. Instead, Dividend will be taxable in the hands of the recipients from FY 2020-21. The market was quite upset with the proposal.In fact, it makes greater sense in taxing the Dividend in the hands of the recipients rather than in the hands of the Corporates. It will leave more money in the hands of the companies to be distributed as dividends while when taxed in the hands of the recipients, more particularly smaller investors, it will be chargeable at rates between 5%-30% only as per rationalised tax rates (new tax regime). Of course, for large investors in higher-income groups, the Dividend will be taxed in the range of 35% to 45% and that makes economic sense as the rich will be taxed more. Thus, the Policy makes for Economic Prudence and should be welcomed.Although the Stock Markets had given thumbs down to the Budget on 1st February itself by the Sensex crashing 1000 points, the subsequent fast rise of the markets shows that Investors have been able to understand the logic and are now lapping up the stocks like never before.last_img read more

More mudslides, flooding and heavy snow West; Northeast could see coldest air in two years

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Tens of thousands of people are without power and thousands have been evacuated as mudslide and flash flooding threats continue in California.Up to 8 inches of rain has already fallen since Tuesday south of Monterey, California, and it is helping to produce mudslides in Salinas, California.In the mountains of northern California, 3 to 5 feet of snow already fell producing numerous accidents and stalling traffic on I-80.Winds have gusted up to 125 mph in the Sierra Nevada and up to 80 mph elsewhere in California.All of this rain, snow and wind is due to the atmospheric river moving through California in the last 36 hours.That atmospheric river is stretching from north of Hawaii all the way into California.There are eight states in the West on alert for flash flooding, high winds, blizzard conditions and avalanches.Thursday and Thursday night in the West, the heaviest rain and snow will begin to move south into southern California where a flash flood watch has been issued for San Diego and Los Angeles counties.A winter storm warning has been issued for the mountains outside of Los Angeles and San Diego where several feet of snow could fall.Additional snow and rain is in the forecast for the West with 3 to 5 feet in the Sierras and locally another 3 to 5 inches of rain in Southern California.In the East, 10 states from New Hampshire to North Carolina are under snow and cold alerts.The second storm that hit Florida Wednesday with a tornado in Tallahassee is now bringing snow to Raleigh, North Carolina and parts of the southern Appalachian mountains.Already 8 inches of snow fell overnight in Virginia and North Carolina and roads will be slick and treacherous in the area Thursday.The storm is expected to move out later Thursday morning and, behind it, the coldest air in couple of years will settle into the East.By Thursday night, temperatures will drop below zero in New England and into the single digits and teens for I-95 corridor with wind chills near zero for New York City and below zero for Boston.This could be the coldest weather in Boston, New York City and Philadelphia in two years. Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more