Characteristics of a Good Catering Service

Nowadays, parties have become a way of life. If you are throwing a party in a restaurant, then you need not worry about the catering. There are many catering businesses open in all around, but in order to figure out which one is the best, you need to judge them on the following criteria: Variety and Quality of Food: It’s uncalled-for to say that the food is the most significant thing in a party. A good catering service must provide tasty, hygienic and fresh food. Furthermore, the caterer should cater…

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How to Visit the Biggest Waterfall in India

  When you think of India, an enormous waterfall may not be the first image that comes to mind. But Jog Falls are one of the country’s major tourist attractions. Also called Joga or Gerusoppa Falls (Joga is a Kannada word that translates to “falls,” and Gerusoppa is part of the surrounding region) this plunge waterfall splits from the Sharavathi River in four distinct cascades. Called the Raja, the Roarer, the Rocket, and the Rani, these powerful falls surge over densely-forested sandstone cliffs without interruption. Raja is the highest of the four, while…

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Shares in Grenfell cladding maker sink

Shares in the company that made the cladding used on Grenfell Tower have fallen sharply in New York. Arconic, formerly known as Alcoa, fell more than 7% to $23.76 after the firm said it would stop selling Reynobond PE cladding for use in high-rises. A fire on 14 June killed dozens of residents of the west London tower. Arconic said in a statement it was the “right decision because of the inconsistency of building codes across the world”. The US firm supplied Reynobond PE cladding for use in Grenfell despite publicly warning…

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Liu Xiaobo: Jailed Chinese dissident has terminal cancer

Chinese Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has been moved from prison to hospital after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer. Mr Liu, a human rights campaigner, was jailed in 2009 on subversion charges for calling for greater democracy. His lawyer says he is being treated in hospital in northern Liaoning Province after being diagnosed a month ago. His wife Liu Xia has been under house arrest since her husband won the award in 2010 but has never been charged. Liu Xiaobo, 61, was a key leader in the Tiananmen Square…

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Russia targets Telegram app after St Petersburg bombing

Russia’s FSB security agency has said the Telegram mobile messaging app was used by a suicide bomber who killed 15 people in St Petersburg in April. Authorities have already threatened to block the app, founded by Russian businessman Pavel Durov, for refusing to sign up to new data laws. Mr Durov has refused to let regulators access encrypted messages on the app. Telegram has some 100 million users and has been used by so-called Islamic State (IS) and its supporters. IS used the app to declare its involvement in the…

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Business Financing Problems

A business needs positive cash flow to make payroll, cover monthly expenses, provide working capital, expand sales and ultimately grow. The more cash flow a company has over and above its expenses the healthier it will be. Most business financing problems occur when there is a lack of cash flow or when the business has taken on too much debt. Not Enough Cash Flow Cash flow is calculated by subtracting total expenses from total income. If the resulting number is positive, the company is turning a profit, and is considered to “be…

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How Do I Figure the Interest Rate on a Loan?

Most loans are advertised with a set interest rate, which can be fixed or variable over the lifetime of a loan. However, some loans are structured such that a fixed dollar amount is loaned at the beginning of the loan period, and another fixed dollar amount is due to service the loan at the end of that period. These loans can be compared with interest-based structures by calculating the interest rate that results in the amount due. 1. Divide the amount of the additional payment by the amount loaned to…

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Getting Serious About Teen Smartphone Addiction

Parents don’t need a poll to tell them their teenagers are addicted to smartphones. After all, smartphones are a permanent fixture rather than accessories on the visages of kids of all ages these days. Even so, polls move these everyday observances from anecdotal to official problem when the numbers tilt in that direction — and a Common Sense Media poll hit full tilt. The fact that 59 percent of parents said their teens were addicted to mobile devices was not surprising. However, the fact that 50 percent of teens admitted they were…

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Wearable Tech Can Detect Life-Threatening Heart Problems

Cardiogram last week announced that it has developed a preliminary algorithm to use with the Apple Watch and Android Wear devices to detect atrial fibrillation with higher accuracy than previously validated detection methods. Atrial fibrillation, or AF, affects about 2.7 million Americans, and increases the risk of stroke by five times. Overall, it causes about 15 percent of strokes. Cardiogram trained a deep neural network using heart rate readings taken from Apple Watches. The company sent 200 AliveCor mobile electrocardiogram devices to people diagnosed with AF. The test subjects recorded 6,338…

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Data Watchdog Cautions Google and UK Health Partner

A British data watchdog has raised questions about whether it was appropriate for a healthcare trust to share data on 1.6 million patients with DeepMind Health, an artificial intelligence company owned by Google. The trust shared the data in connection with the test phase of Streams, an app designed to diagnose acute kidney injuries. However, the sharing wasperformed without an appropriate legal basis, Sky News reported earlier this week, based on a letter it obtained. The National Data Guardian at the Department of Health earlier this year sent the letter…

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