Sentani (Indonesia): A baby trapped under rubble after flash flooding destroyed his home in Indonesia has been reunited with his father after the disaster killed the rest of their family, officials said Monday, as the death toll hit 77. The five-month old was plucked Sunday from debris inside a house where his mother and siblings were found dead in the hard-hit northeastern town of Sentani. The tot has since been returned to his surviving father. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”We took the baby to the hospital and had him treated,” Papua military spokesman Muhammad Aidi said. “He was in stable condition and has been released. The father was distressed but happy to be reunited with his baby.” The news came as Indonesia’s disaster agency raised the official death toll from 58, with more than three dozen people still missing. Scores have been injured in the disaster, triggered by torrential rain and landslides on Saturday. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls”The death toll could still go up with 43 people unaccounted for,” said national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. Rescuers battled mud, rocks and fallen trees in the hunt for survivors, as medical personnel treated the wounded in makeshift tents. The military said 5,700 people have been evacuated from the hard-hit area. “We have over 1,000 personnel searching for more victims,” Aidi said. Indonesia has issued a 14-day state of emergency in response to the floods. Papua shares a border with independent Papua New Guinea on an island just north of Australia. Flooding is common in Indonesia, especially during the rainy season which runs from October to April.
G B Nagar: In a major set back to Aam Aadmi party (AAP), the nomination of their candidate for Gautam Budh Nagar Lok Sabha seat was disqualified on Tuesday. Official cited the reason to be technical errors in the nomination form. However, the AAP leaders alleged the ruling party in state to have used their powers illegally to pressurise the DM cancel the nominations.A K Singh, AAP district spokesperson, Gautam Buddh Nagar said that rejection was done under pressure from ruling Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP). “The Bhartiya Janta Party was afraid of our candidate so they chose to eliminate her by wrongfully using their powers. They pressurised the District Magistrate to cancel our nomination which amounts to denying our democratic rights,” said Singh. Shweta Sharma, AAP candidate from Gautam Buddh Nagar said that she was not given time to correct the errors on the scrutiny day. “As when the Magistrate highlighted some mistakes in the form, we asked just half an hour to correct all the errors. However, the Magistrate didn’t listen to us and cancelled the form. It looks like he was under some pressure,” said Sharma. Meanwhile, the returning officer, District Magistrate of Gautam Buddh Nagar, B N Singh said that AAP is not recognised as a national or state party in Uttar Pradesh and thus, has to provide the name of 10 proposers but had submitted the name of only one. “Ten mandatory proposers are required for any candidate who is not from a recognised national or regional party in a state. However, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is not a recognised regional party in Uttar Pradesh neither it is recognised as a national party by the Election Commission. If it was recognised in UP only one proposer was required in that case. The AAP candidate came up with none of the required documents while she had only one proposer. The decision to reject her nomination was taken on this basis,” said Singh. However, A K Singh claimed that the Magistrate didn’t listen to any of their plea and cancelled their nominations. “If time was given to us, we could have fulfilled all the formalities. We will not keep quiet, while the matter is already reported to the election Commission. We will take legal advice and will take the matter to court” said Singh. The Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP is in power in adjoining Delhi and had last week announced fielding three candidates in Uttar Pradesh, but with cancellation of Sharma’s nomination, it will be fighting only on the other two — Aligarh and Saharanpur. In 2014, the Aam Aadmi Party had fielded Kishan Pal Singh as its candidate from this seat who got 32,358 votes, a 2.70 per cent share of the total votes polled. Gautam Buddh Nagar goes to polls on April 11 during the first leg of the seven-phased general elections.
New Delhi: Indian capital market outperformed several major global markets, including the developed ones like the US and the UK as well as developing economies such as China and Brazil, with double-digit returns in the fiscal ended March 2019 despite numerous global and domestic headwinds, data shows. The Indian market benckmark indices also improved on their own performance in the previous fiscal, with the BSE’s Sensex (17.3 per cent) giving relatively better returns than the NSE’s Nifty (14.9 per cent) in 2018-19. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThis is much better than the equity market returns recorded in the US (7.6 per cent), the UK (3.2 per cent), China (minus 2.5 per cent), Brazil (11.8 per cent), Japan (minus 1.2 per cent), South Korea (minus 12.5 per cent) and Hong Kong (minus 3.5 per cent) in 2018-19. An analysis of equity market returns for these countries shows that the Indian benchmark indices had underperformed those in the US, Brazil, Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong in 2017-18, though the performance was better than the UK and China even in that year. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostWith positive performance by benchmark indices and increasing fund raising from the market, the size of the capital market in India also continued to expand during 2018-19, with the market capitalisation rising by over 6 per cent to over Rs 151 lakh crore. Besides, mutual fund asset under management grew by 11.4 per cent to nearly Rs 24 lakh crore and Foreign Portfolio Investors’ asset under custody expanded by 8.6 per cent to close to Rs 30 lakh crore. This is despite the fact that 2018-19 was relatively a difficult and challenging year on account of global and domestic headwinds. Fundraising from the capital market also continued its positive trend during 2018-19, with funds raised through debt and equity rising by 5.3 per cent to nearly Rs 9 lakh crore. The double-digit returns came in despite subdued sentiments at times in view of certain negative developments since September 2018, particularly on the fixed-income securities front. On the mutual fund front, debt-oriented funds witnessed net outflows on the back of certain developments in debt market since September 2018. But, equity-oriented mutual funds continued to receive positive net inflows across all months during 2018-19 and other mutual funds received positive net inflows in 10 out of 12 months of the financial year. Net fund inflows in equity-oriented and other types of mutual funds together were to the tune of Rs 1.58 lakh crore in 2018-19 as against Rs 2.84 lakh crore in 2017-18 and Rs 1.30 lakh crore in 2016-17. The year also saw the much-awaited REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) finally taking off in India. REITs have been used worldwide as a vehicle for monetisation of assets by real estate developers. As an instrument class, it provides to investors stable and predictable returns, matching those and often exceeding returns from other alternative investments. Capital market regulator Sebi had issued REIT regulations in 2014 to give impetus to this instrument and, in turn, to the real estate sector in the country. The government has also provided pass-through tax status to REITs registered with Sebi. In March, the first REIT public offer came and it has listed units worth about Rs 4,750 crore. The issue was well received with oversubscription of two times in institutional category and upwards of three times in retail category. This is the largest listed REIT in Asia in terms of area of assets. pti
According to Mr. Annan, the progress achieved over the past two months, particularly in the disarmament of combatants and the release of child soldiers, has meant that UNAMSIL has had to take on new tasks such as the provision of transport for those children and additional logistical assistance to the disarmament programme. “A durable solution to the conflict in Sierra Leone can be based only on restoration of government authority throughout the country, tangible progress towards economic recovery, full reintegration of ex-combatants, national reconciliation and participatory democracy,” he writes, adding that once progress has been made towards these objectives, the UN’s involvement in Sierra Leone could be adjusted accordingly. Noting that the recent progress in the peace progress gives ground for “cautious optimism,” the Secretary-General says continuing clashes between rebels and pro-government militias in eastern Sierra Leone are a clear reminder that “the months leading up to the elections may be fraught with tensions that could adversely affect the recent impressive gains in the peace process.” In that context, he welcomes the efforts by Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission to plan for presidential and parliamentary elections, but warns that voting should only take place after the disarmament programme has been completed, the rebel Revolutionary United Front (RUF) transformed into a political party, civil authority restored, UNAMSIL fully deployed, and freedom of movement guaranteed throughout the country. The report also states that, in order for UNAMSIL to carry out the tasks of providing security and logistical assistance for the elections, the operation may require a military strength in excess of the current established ceiling of 17,500 troops. Noting that the disarmament programme has a funding shortfall of $5 million this year alone, Mr. Annan urges donors to contribute generously to the programme, expressing concern that demobilized combatants who remain idle for too long could resort to activities that jeopardize the peace process and the stability of the subregion. On the humanitarian front, the Secretary-General says the situation remains “precarious” and that pervasive large-scale violence against women in Sierra Leone remains a source of major concern. He urges all parties to respect human rights, especially those of women and children.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stocks are ending little changed as investors wait to see if the Federal Reserve will decide to start dialing back its stimulus or not.The Dow Jones industrial average eased nine points, or 0.1 per cent, to close at 15,875.26 Tuesday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was down five points, or 0.3 per cent, at 1,781. The Nasdaq composite fell five points, or 0.1 per cent, at 4,023.68Recent good news on the U.S. economy could increase the likelihood that the Fed decides to pull back on its huge bond-buying program as early as this week.Frontier Communications surged 38 cents, or 8 per cent, to $4.78 after the company agreed to acquire AT&T’s fixed-line business in Connecticut for about $2 billion.Delta Air Lines fell 98 cents, or 4 per cent, to $26.94. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Dec 17, 2013 2:25 pm MDT Stocks end little changed as Fed kicks off 2-day meeting where stimulus is discussed
It is a five week program that houses students together as they study science, math, social sciences, humanities, and the arts while also enjoying co-curricular activities and taking part in community projects.“The Governor’s Scholars Program is a nationally recognized program that has helped foster the next generation of Kentucky leaders,” said Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Derrick Ramsey. “For 37 years, GSP has provided unique opportunities for the high school students to exchange ideas, learn new disciplines, and interact with peers from different regions of our state.”A statewide selection committee chooses the students who get to take part based on nominations from each school district. The program is free for eligible students who qualify based on grades, test scores, recommendations, extracurricular activities, and an essay.Related Article: Centre rolls past Millsaps, 49-13This year’s program took place at Centre College from June 16 – July 20; Morehead State University from June 22 – July 26; and Bellarmine University from June 23 – July 27. 2019 Governor’s Scholars alumni together at the Centre College campus in Danville. GSP 2019 Alumni from Centre, Morehead, & Bellarmine FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- More than 1,000 Kentucky high school juniors have completed the five week Governor’s Scholars Summer Program, according to the program.Program directors say 1,024 students from 118 counties took part in the program’s 37th summer.- Advertisement –
By MUHAMMED S. BAHTraders at the ongoing Trade Fair organised by the Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) have noted that they are yet to see the customers in their large numbers and are therefore calling on them to come and buy what they have on offer.Visiting the stands at the Independence Stadium in Bakau on Tuesday, 30 May 2016, this reporter interviewed some of the traders who expressed their concerns regarding the low turnout of customers so far but are optimistic that it will improve as the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan approaches. The traders are selling different kinds of products ranging from household wares to agricultural produce.Saffie Jammeh, a young lady selling cosmetics, said the trade fair this year is not that much lively due to the low turnout compared to previous ones. She, however, expressed hope that people will be coming there in large numbers as it progresses.The vegetable sellers revealed that they are making sales every day and would want more people to come and buy their farm produce. As for some of them, these trade fairs have been helping them over the years as a market outlet to sell their vegetables.“This is the only access we have to come to the Kombos and sell our garden produce,” said Fatou Damba from Taybatou in Wuli Nyakoi in the Upper River Region (URR).Abdoul Aziz Faal, a physically disabled handicraft dealer, applauded the market outlet created for them by the trade fair but also noted his concern regarding the low turnout of customers.Mr. Faal said he is urging people to come and see the quality and beautiful products that they have on offer and to patronize them.A Senegalese businessperson explained the difficulties he had to encounter when coming with his products as this was at a time when the Gambia-Senegal border was closed.“I paid a lot of money on transportation when I was coming in addition to the D12, 000 for the renting of a stall,” he disclosed.He also joined the call for customers to visit the trade fair and buy quality products.Earlier, during the official opening ceremony of the trade fair, Mr. Muhammed Jagana, President of the GCCI, had noted the impact that the continued closure of the border would have on the traders coming from the countries in the sub-region such as Senegal.He also noted that trade fair is a platform where small and medium enterprises can expose themselves and products to the general public or customers.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Federal authorities are searching for a bank robber who is believed to have targeted two banks in Broward County.Officials released pictures of a man who entered a Bank of America branch in Fort Lauderdale along Northwest 28th Avenue and Bayshore Drive, Tuesday.Police said the man demanded money from a bank employee before taking off.Investigators believe the subject is the same individual who robbed a Wells Fargo branch in Sunrise last week.If you have any information on this bank robber’s whereabouts, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
The U.S. Senate today passed an education reform bill, and the president is expected to sign it tomorrow. Both Alaska senators voted for it, as did Congressman Don Young in the House. Many lawmakers say they’re happy to dump No Child Left Behind. But, the new education bill leaves in place major elements of the law, and that may not be a terrible thing.Download AudioBefore No Child Left Behind, school districts didn’t really have to come clean about their failures. Bad schools were just swept under the rug, hidden among the averages. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is a big critic of the 2001 law, but she says the law’s mandated tests did produce important data on specific schools and populations.“No Child Left Behind, for all of its warts, for all of its problems, what it did deliver to us was a level of accountability,” she said.In her pre-Senate days, her own sons’ school, Government Hill Elementary in Anchorage, was labeled a failing school at first. Murkowski says it was devastating to the parents and the neighborhood. The problem, she says, is that too few students from a small subcategory showed up on test day. But Murkowski says the bigger Alaska picture was disturbing.“It was pretty tough to take, to see that in many of our rural schools, to see that so many of our Alaska Native students were being left behind,” she said. “It caused us to look critically at how we were providing for that level of education. That was important.”Trouble is, Murkowski says, after the law found the weak spots, it also dictated how to fix them, with mandates from Washington.“Identifying the problem was key. It was critical. Itwas necessary. NCLB allowed us to do that,” she said. “But once you’ve identified the problem you can’t assume there’s a one size fits all solution. “What works in New York City or even Anchorage might not work in rural Alaska. For instance, Murkowski says, one common Washington mandate for a failing school is to fire the principal.“Well, what happens if you’re a small school in a rural community?” she said. “Let’s just pick a community. Like Kobuk. Might not be easy to get a principal out into the school there in Kobuk. And it might not be the principal that can fix it.”Murkowski was on the House-Senate conference committee that wrote the final bill. Sen. Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee Republican, was one of the main authors. He said on the Senate floor he thought he wanted to get rid of a much-despised hallmark of No Child Left Behind: the federal test. Actually, 17 of them over a child’s education. In the end, Alexander concluded the problem wasn’t really the tests, but that No Child Left Behind put too much emphasis on them.“The results of these tests count so much in the federally mandated accountability system that states and school districts are giving students dozens of additional tests to prepare for the federal test.”The new law lets states and school districts decide how much weight to give the 17 tests. It has states setting their own standards and saying when and how to intervene if schools don’t meet them.The legislation also includes a million-dollar annual grant program for Native language immersion schools, authored in part by Murkowski. And it has money for sexual abuse education in states like Alaska that have passed legislation known as Erin’s law.
Gupta calls himself a ‘stakeholder-activist’. He believes that if the guilty are punished in the ICICI loan fraud, that will go a long way in cleaning up the dirty corporate stables in India.Gupta has said he diligently peruses financial documents corporate submit to regulatory bodies for whiffs of fraudulent activities.The alleged loan fraud at ICICI Bank tumbled in the open after Gupta revealed in 2016 that the Rs 3,250 crore loan to Videocon was a clear case of conflict of interest.He had said that the funding of a company called NuPower jointly by Dhoot and Deepak Kochhar pointed to the possibility of there being a quid pro quo behind the sanction of loans.Tip of the icebergThe CBI, which launched an investigation into the complaint in March last year, has found that the firm controlled by Kchchar’s husband was paid Rs 64 crore by Videocon’s Dhoot.Kochchar had fought tooth and nail against the allegations but her efforts to shrug off the taint and stay at the helm of India’s largest private sector lender failed last year. She resigned as CEO and MD eventually in October.Gupta now says that the Chanda Kochhar expose is only a tip of the iceberg. “The situation is the same in all the banks. I feel all the corrupt bankers will now think 10 times before doing something wrong,” he said, according to the Hindustan Times.The 56-year-old former CEO now stands accused of criminal conspiracy, cheating and abuse of official position for dishonestly sanctioning loans to the Videocon Group. A clutch of other current and former senior executives of ICICI bank including MD Sandeep Bakhshi and high profile former chairman KV Kamath are being probed by CBI.”The bad condition of banking today is because of favouritism and corruption. Not only Chanda Kochhar, but there are also many people in the organisation who should be looked into. I cannot give a clean chit to independent directors, the board of director and even the chairman. The entire ICICI team from top to bottom needs to be investigated,” Gupta told HT.Suspicions hardenGupta has said he had made a habit of keenly studying documents submitted by financial companies to the Registrar of Companies. He unearthed the multi-crore scam at ICICI Bank by carefully analysing publicly available records over the years,. He says he did this in his capacity as a shareholder and stakeholder. BIGGEST BANK FRAUDS IN 2018 Close Whistleblower Arvind Gupta, who exposed ICICI Bank’s dirty loan to Videocon, is a triumphant man today as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed an FIR against former ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar and her husband Deepak Kochchar.Calling the whole saga a “deep-rooted malaise” Gupta has said he hoped the case would now have the logical conclusion.Two big names have already emerged and it is clear that she alone could not have executed such a big thing. There are several people involved and it is a deep-rooted malaise”I am happy that there is action and also optimistic that there is action and also optimistic that this will reach its logical conclusion. Two big names have already emerged and it is clear that she alone could not have executed such a big thing. There are several people involved and it is a deep-rooted malaise,” he told the Mirror.Apart from the Kochhars, the CBI has also framed charges against Videocon Group head Venugopal Dhoot for criminal conspiracy and fraud.Gupta calls himself a ‘stakeholder-activist. He unearthed the multi-crore scam at ICICI Bank by carefully analysing publicly available records over the years. He started following the transactions at NuPower Renewables in 2010. 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COPY LINKAD Loading … Gupta blew the whistle on the Videocon dirty loan in 2016 but his examinations went back to 2010 when he started following the transactions at NuPower Renewables, the company promoted by Deepak Kochhar.Since he was also an investor in Videocon, he couldn’t but notice a series of transactions that raised suspicion, he told BloombergQuint.His suspicions hardened when he noticed a Rs 64 crore unsecured loan that NuPower Renewables got from an entity related to Dhoot in 2009-10.
By JUANA SUMMERS, Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is expanding his influence ahead of November’s midterm elections. He released a second slate of endorsements for Democrats running for offices ranging from local to national, Oct. 1, bringing the total to more than 300.Among the most prominent candidates to win Obama’s support are Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic congressional candidate who won an upset primary victory this summer in New York; Andrew Gillum, the Tallahassee mayor who is running for governor in Florida; and Kyrsten Sinema, the Democratic nominee for Senate in Arizona.Former President Barack Obama says he’s endorsing candidates who are running for something, rather than just against. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)While the candidates that Obama endorsed stretch up and down the ballot — from gubernatorial hopefuls to aspiring state lawmakers — he notably declined to wade into several races that have captivated national attention. Obama did not endorse Rep. Beto O’Rourke, the Democrat challenging Sen. Ted Cruz in Texas, or Phil Bredesen, a former Democratic governor of Tennessee who is now running for Senate against Republican Rep. Marcia Blackburn.Obama’s endorsement might not be helpful to Democrats competing in southern states, where the former president isn’t popular. Bredesen said last month he wouldn’t welcome Obama or other party leaders campaigning for him in Tennessee.Obama favored Democrats in close races across the country, veterans of his administration and past campaigns, and he also prioritized diversity. In a statement, Obama described the candidates as “Americans who aren’t just running against something, but for something.”“The Democratic Party has always made the biggest difference in the lives of the American people when we lead with conviction, principle and bold, new ideas. Our incredible array of candidates up and down the ticket, all across the country, make up a movement of citizens who are younger, more diverse, more female than ever before,” Obama said.The former president’s engagement in the political fray since leaving office has been limited and carefully crafted. He returned to the political stage last month with a speech in Illinois, in which he made a sharp break from the deference that past presidents typically show their successors, offering a scathing rebuke of President Donald Trump’s tenure.Since then, as he has campaigned on behalf of Democrats in states like California, Ohio and Pennsylvania, he has largely shied away from as explicit indictments of the Trump presidency, instead imploring voters — particularly young Americans — to vote.Responding to the former president’s endorsements, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee said Obama had cost Democrats more than 1,000 seats as he oversaw the slowest economic recovery in history.“By tying these candidates to his failed economic policies, he’s helping ensure they suffer the same fate,” spokesman Michael Ahrens said.Hillary Clinton, the former Democratic presidential nominee, also tweeted words of encouragement for a slew of Democrats backed by Run For Something, a group launched in the aftermath of the 2016 elections to encourage young Democrats to enter politics.“Pitch into their campaigns if you can, reach out to friends in their districts to encourage their support, or start with a like or a follow,” Clinton tweeted. “November 6th is only 36 days away, so there’s no time to waste.”
Millennials are a developer’s most important demographic, with 85 percent of 18-to-24-year olds owning a smartphone and spending an average of 37 hours and six minutes a month on apps. They’ve grown up accustomed to instant and constant connectivity, in every aspect of their lives from media to shopping to education.As I’ve seen firsthand, capturing, and maintaining, their usership is a huge challenge, but a crucial one in building a successful app. Let me share what I’ve learned in developing and refining StudyBlue, a crowdsourced learning app used by 8 million millennials. Most of them str college-aged and grew up with texting and Snapchatting as second nature. When seemingly every problem can be solved by technology, the heightened expectations of these digital natives make them the most fickle fans and vocal critics.1. Smartphones are the rage but true mobility is cross-platform.Take the meaning of “mobile” literally. It’s more than functionality on smartphones. For an app to be truly mobile, it has to work full force across all platforms, in all contexts of the user’s daily life. Most of our users take notes on their laptops, with larger screens and keyboards more conducive for typing and adding content. For reviewing flashcards in between the classes and activities, they turn to their phones.What’s important to them is the ability to access their study materials on the walk to class, open their laptops when they reach the lecture hall and switch seamlessly to the same materials on their laptops. Millennials are comfortable in front of any screen. Their apps should offer cross-device flexibility to accommodate that.Related: Millennials Check Their Phones 43 Times a Day. This Is What They’re Looking For. (Infographic)2. Streamline old habits, don’t try to force new ones.The most popular apps succeed because they take advantage of technology to assist users in something they’re already doing. People were calling for a car service and asking for restaurant recommendations before Uber and Yelp, but the convenience they offer made them instantly adoptable without much adjustment on the user’s part.With StudyBlue, we didn’t set out to reinvent learning — we set out to enhance the learning experience by making it easier to create, review and share study materials. Our most popular features are ones that incorporate familiar tools and habits in new ways. Having grown up with Google auto complete and Facebook news feed suggestions, our users expect sites to get smarter the more they use them. We applied these functions to our content library, which recommends content based on topics the user is currently reviewing.3. Transparency and empathy can make fans of critics.Millennials are a vocal audience accustomed to instant responses, especially on social media, so it’s especially important to communicate with your users, empathize with their frustrations and admit to mistakes. They need to know there’s also a human on the other side of their screens.When our app experienced an outage during finals season last year, we engaged with users on Twitter for eight straight hours. While we were tempted to throw all our focus into fixing the app, we knew it was even more important to let anxious college students know what was going on. In response, we received messages of support and encouragement telling us to “hang in there” and celebrations when we fixed the bug.Related: Build Great Customer Service Into Your Business With These 5 Tips4. These are people, not a demographic.Don’t make assumptions about your users’ preferences based on what you think you know about them. Conventional wisdom — and studies — tell us millennials are constantly plugged in, whether it’s via text, Facebook messenger or Snapchat. The initial version of our product mimicked that same connectivity for studying through real-time collaboration features like study groups and class forums. We also offered more “passive” features, like asynchronous note sharing and messaging.Surprisingly, it was the asynchronous passive collaboration tools that were most successful. We realized that at the collegiate level, especially in large lecture halls, students often don’t know their classmates and are hesitant to actively reach out to them. Our users aren’t just students, but also dorm residents, new graduates, athletes, part-time workers with busy schedules and/or young people who are too shy to approach their classmates.Data doesn’t predict everything. To create an intensely personalized tool users love and keep using, we must always take into consideration their multiple identities and contexts.5. Be cutting edge, not bleeding edge.It is a drastically different experience being an 18-year-old in 2015 than it was in just 2010, before Instagram, Snapchat or Venmo. Achieving a balance here might require returning to abandoned ideas for new insight. Even in five short years, features that may have been too bleeding edge, like real-time study groups, are now starting to show potential.In the face of this audience’s continually shifting preferences and behaviors, the best advice I have is to envision your company and product as a platform early on: something that can change, adjust and expand. Something with a broad objective, and not a singular purpose. This will give you flexibility to make UI and UX decisions as millennial user trends fluctuate, letting you evolve with them, making your product as useful as possible for as long as possible.Related: Introducing the Power Users of Social Media You Want to Reach June 12, 2015 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 5 min read Enroll Now for Free
PHOTOS: Death toll rises to 10 in Nicaraguan protests In a bid to calm the protests, the biggest of his 11-year presidency, Ortega agreed Saturday to speak with the private sector about social security reforms, only to be rebuffed by Nicaragua’s top private-sector business union.They said there could be no dialogue unless the government “immediately ceases police repression.”On Saturday local media reported that journalist Miguel Angel Gahona was shot dead by a suspected sniper in the city of Bluefields, on Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast.Journalists have reportedly faced attacks, been temporarily detained and had their work equipment stolen since the start of the protests. Meanwhile, four independent television outlets were taken off air on Thursday, although only one currently remains closed. The streets of Managua were rubble-strewn early Saturday after a night of clashes between police and demonstrators.Nicabus, an international bus line with links to Costa Rica and Honduras, said it has been forced to suspend services due to the violence.Protest groups on Sunday announced a march to the Polytechnic University in the capital where hundreds of students have been holed up since Thursday. Nicaragua’s primal scream More than 20 people have been killed in a clashes between Nicaraguan police and demonstrators in a wave of protests over pension reform, a local human rights organization reported Sunday.The Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights said it was still trying to verify figures, but that at least 20 people had been killed since protests erupted in the central American country on Wednesday over plans by President Daniel Ortega to reform the nation’s pension system.“We are dealing with more than 20 dead, but we are verifying because there is a lot of misinformation. The situation is really serious and beyond our possibilities to confirm,” the Center’s director Vilma Núñez told AFP.On Friday, the government put the number of people killed in two days of protests in the capital, Managua, and other cities at 10, the last official figure. Protests in Nicaragua renew tensions with Costa Rica Facebook Comments Related posts:PHOTOS: Death toll rises to 10 in Nicaraguan protests PHOTOS: Nicaraguans in Costa Rica gather to support their country during hard times At school-turned-command post, Nicaraguan students defy Ortega’s ‘law of the jungle’ Once a symbol of Somoza-era torture, Nicaragua prison holds protesters
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