Friday, May 22, 2015

Indian version of Integrity

Teams gave IPL ‘integrity officers’ expensive gifts | The Indian Express: "ANTI-CORRUPTION officials connected with Chennai Super Kings and Sun Risers Hyderabad had informed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) chief Ravi Sawani that they were given expensive gifts by the two franchises — a watch and a Mac Air laptop — last year.
After the spot-fixing scandal of 2013, an integrity official was attached with each IPL team. In a letter to the BCCI during IPL-7, Sawani informed that two integrity officers had reported receiving gifts.
“Major I C Yadav, who was with Sun Risers Hyderabad was given a Mac Air Laptop as a gift whereas Brigadier (retd) Vijay Singh, who was attached with the Chennai Super Kings team as an Integrity Officer during IPL-7, had reported the receipt of a Titan Xylys Watch from the Franchise as a gift,” Sawani writes."

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

How Amazon Fresh Works (AMZN)

How Amazon Fresh Works (AMZN): "Using Amazon Fresh is simple: Customers use the Amazon Fresh app or head over to, log-in, and start shopping. Consumers can choose an “Attended Delivery,” where groceries are delivered in plastic bags and must be received by the consumer, or an “Unattended Delivery,” where the food is delivered to a consumer’s doorstep in temperature-controlled tote bags.

Same day and next morning delivery is available and, for consumers who spend more than $50, delivery is free. Along with groceries, Amazon Fresh delivers toiletries and prepared meals.

It may be surprising, but Amazon is not the first company to dream up a fast grocery delivery service. Since the mid-1990s, companies like Webvan and HomeGrocer have been shipping food to hungry customers. Today, most brick-and-mortar grocery stores will offer delivery service (provided you do the actual in-store shopping) and, in New York City alone, there are three major competitors to Amazon Fresh: Fresh Direct, Peapod, and Instacart."

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

McDonald's must break 'dinosaur' culture to stop the rot, experts warn | Business | The Guardian

McDonald's must break 'dinosaur' culture to stop the rot, experts warn | Business | The Guardian: "The average tenure of McDonald’s governance committee, which is responsible for appointing new directors, is 17 years.
McDonald’s paid more than $150m to companies linked to three of the company’s longest serving board members.
Ten of McDonald’s 13 non-executive directors are from the Chicago business community.
Eight of the 13 non-executive directors had a direct connection with a board member before they joined.
McDonald’s non-executive chairman, Andrew McKenna, is still chairman at 85, despite being meant to retire in 2003 when he reached the company’s then mandatory retirement age of 73.
Analysis of McDonald’s proxy statements reveals that the company’s three longest-serving directors – McKenna, Roger Stone and Enrique Hernandez – have been involved in more than $150m of related person transactions, in which McDonald’s paid companies linked to the directors. The payments were legal and publicly disclosed."

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Atlanta named worst city for Mosquitos | WJCL News

Atlanta named worst city for Mosquitos | WJCL News: "SAVANNAH, GA ( WJCL) – Sumer is right around the corner and the rising mercury means massive spawning for Mosquitos.

Orkin came out with a list of the worst cities for the flying blood-suckers. Atlanta tops the list with Chicago in second place, followed by Washington D.C.

The rankings are based on the number of customers that bought Mosquito control services from Orkin in 2014.

The Center for Disease Control warns that Mosquitos can carry dangerous illnesses like West Nile Virus.


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