FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 competitions to Russia and Qatar is one of the strands under scrutiny from US and Swiss authorities investigating corruption in the organisation, a worry for tournament sponsors including McDonald's, Coca-Cola and Visa. … [Read more...] about Major sponsors call for FIFA’s Blatter to resign
NEW DELHI: Beverage and snacks maker PepsiCo has consolidated all its company-owned bottling plants under two market units to eliminate layers in organisational hierarchy and enable quick decision making to push growth in a tepid economic environment. PepsiCo beverages CEO Gautham Mukkavilli told ET the consolidation, effective from this month, is being done to improve operating efficiencies. "We expect the restructuring to help in faster alignment of resources in terms of sales and distribution, quicker decision making, and better geographic alignment of commercial strategies," he said. The maker of Pepsi cola, Nimbooz lemon drink and Tropicana juices has also reconfigured its market units-as the bottling arms are called internally-from three to two now. The north and east units have been clubbed together under what is now called the himalayan market unit, while the west and south divisions have been brought together under the peninsular market unit. Satyavrat Pendharkar, a … [Read more...] about PepsiCo consolidates all its company-owned bottling plants under two market units
During your working years it's vital that you save and invest, maybe in an employer-based 401(k), an IRA, or through an automated investment service like Wealthsimple that automatically adjusts your portfolio to help you weather the occasional storm fronts on the financial markets. … [Read more...] about What’s the Average Social Security Check in Hatboro-Horsham?
That was from where I started before Rovers of Calabar picked me after we played against them in the FA Cup. We beat some teams before we faced Rovers. We played out a draw. From there, coach Charles Bassey just picked interest in me and invited me to Calabar. I didn’t even finish my secondary school because as I dropped my biro that was how I joined Rovers in 1984. Then people like Keshi were already playing for the national team. Even the problem I had in Belgium, Keshi used to warn me that he liked me and wanted my progress but that the way I was going, I was headed for disaster. He advised me to marry and settle down. But you know how it was at that young age – maybe most of them didn’t believe my age then, But I was playing in my true age. So people were just wondering, where this small boy emerged from? It was rapid progression: from 1984/85 Rovers of Calabar, Flash Flamengoes ’86, Iwuanyanwu Nationale ’87. So you could see it was phenomenal. Maybe … [Read more...] about What Abiola promised me — Etim Esim
Last week, the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) told the Delhi High Court that none of the capital’s municipal bodies employed manual scavengers and that drains are cleaned using machines. Yet, 10 workers had died over two months while cleaning septic tanks and sewers in the national capital, following which the court had issued notice to civic bodies. The grim reality is that, despite a strict law prohibiting manual scavenging, the practice continues to thrive. State and society prefer to look away while someone else, most often a Dalit or Scheduled Tribe member, cleans the shit. In her disturbing documentary Kakkoos (Tamil for toilet), Maduraibased filmmaker Divya Bharathi exposes this truth that many of us prefer not to acknowledge. For her efforts and activism, Bharathi was forced to be on the run till recently. In an interview to Indulekha Aravind in Bengaluru, the 26-year-old CPI (ML) activist talks about her film, manual scavenging and the harassment she has faced. … [Read more...] about Manual scavenging: This is caste violence, says filmmaker Divya Bharathi