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Based on estimated user data , surveys , and Twitter, it already seemed like Lyft benefitted from #DeleteUber. Three months after the social campaign to abandon Uber took off, Lyft finally offered its investors proof that those metrics translated to a major boost on the business side. The company's bookings and ridership surged in the first quarter of 2017, Bloomberg reported based on fundraising documents Lyft prepared for investors. Lyft reportedly expected $800 million in bookings in the first three months of the year, double its bookings a year ago. Those expectations appear to be achievable. In February, at the height of #DeleteUber, Lyft completed 22.8 million rides up 137 percent from February 2016. Read more... More about Uber , Ride Hailing Apps , Delete Uber , Lyft , and Business
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All the tourists who visit Israel and sleep in Bethlehem are doing that primarily to reduce costs.” ... The diplomatic aspect will be even more problematic,” said Yehuda Leibovitz, who markets tours to groups. If Israel is perceived as limiting tourism to Palestinian areas and blocking groups from spending the night there, that could harm coexistence, he said ... An estimated 1 million tourist nights are spent in Bethlehem every year, including overnights by independent travelers ... Leibovitz pointed out that a significant number of hotels have been built in Bethlehem over the last few years, and that the city has more than doubled its number of hotel rooms. Most are 3-star hotels that charge about $22 to $25 per person a night, which is 25% to 50% of what a three-star hotel in Jerusalem costs. ttp://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/.
MacRumors
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BBC Parliament
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London economics estimated that with increased agency costs, there will be more than an additional £100 million cost by trusts per cohort, wiping out any potential savings. These proposal should not be preceded with at least until the gum has published the results of the second stage of its consultation. It has been delayed and will not see it now until the other side of the election and.
Mondoweiss
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Here is Jewish Voice for Peace's explanation of why it invited Odeh to speak at its national conference a month ago. The statement addresses the charges against her. We are eager to hear from Odeh, a feminist leader in the Palestinian and Arab-American community in Chicago, precisely because she has survived decades of Israeli and US government persecution and oppression, and also because she lives and breathes the essential work of community organizing–having spent her life as both a lawyer and organizer for the empowerment of Arab women. The accusations against Odeh stem from a context of long-standing anti-Palestinian and anti-Muslim persecution by both the Israeli state and the United States, policies which are escalating under the Trump administration. In the 50 years of Israeli occupation, an estimated 750,000 Palestinians have been detained by Israeli security forcesconstituting approximately 20% of the total Palestinian population.
The Sun Daily
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PETALING JAYA: Repair works for the burst pipe in Sungai Buloh was completed at 7.45pm today, ahead of the estimated time of 48 hours. Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas), in a statement today said, with the completion of repair works, water supply restoration has already started in the affected areas. "Water supply to the affected areas in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang and Shah Alam are being restored in stages. "Premises located on higher ground and at the end of the water distribution systems will take a longer time to fully recover," Syabas said. Initially it said the repair works for the burst pipe was estimated to be completed within 48 hours, and water restoration will take three days after the completion of repair works. This would have left more than a million people in 280 areas in the Klang Valley facing dry taps for the next five days due to one burst pipe.
Daily Mail - Home
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Pregnant Jess Anderson, 22, found the money - estimated to be more around £200 - at an ATM in Southport, Merseyside before handing it in at the Post Office.
Fast Company
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in 1985 and compiling an aggregate figure in real to the context matter and the government has not published such figures but I know he has estimated it at well over £100 billion. Details of the most recent rebate are.
The Economic Times
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NEW DELHI: Maruti Suzuki on Thursday reported a 15.8 per cent YoY rise in profit after tax (PAT) at Rs 1,709 crore, slightly missing the Rs 1,715 crore profit estimated by analysts in an ET Now poll. The company said that growth in volumes, increase in share of the company’s higher segment models, benefits due to full capacity utilisation and cost reduction efforts contributed to rise in profit. That said, the gains were offset by hike in commodity prices and adverse forex movement. Sales for the quarter came in at Rs 18,005 crore, up 20.3 per cent on year-on-year basis. Profit before tax rose 9.3 per cent YoY to Rs 2282 crore, the company said in a filing to BSE. Material cost jumped 360 basis points to 70.8 per cent of total sales in the fourth quarter from 67.2 per cent of sales in the year-ago quarter. Margins expanded to 16.3 per cent, compared with ET Now poll of 14.
Sky News
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they're saying estimated $17 billion. Who is going to pay for it. Pocket change for Donald, surely! Plenty more papers coming up next
The Economic Times
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The facility is likely to commence work in the final quarter of 2017 and begin production in the second half of 2019. Kia is estimated to produce about 3 lakh vehicles there each year. The project includes facilities for stamping, welding, painting and assembly. Kia will also set up a township for its employees, apart from an advanced training centre. “Kia will produce strategic compact sedans and compact SUVs, especially for the Indian market at the new plant,“ said one of the people. The first project could be an SUV , codenamed SP2, built on Hyundai's Creta platform. With parent Hyundai Motor operating at its peak capacity in India, Kia is likely to share manufacturing with Hyundai in the future to have better capacity utilisation and breakeven faster. Andhra Pradesh, ranked No. 1in the ease of doing business index, hopes Kia's integrated project will add to the state's fast-developing automotive ecosystem and have a spinoff effect on industrial development and employment in the region.
The Sun Daily
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PETALING JAYA: A major water disruption in Klang Valley has affected some 280 areas due to a burst pipe in Sg Buloh. Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas), in a statement at 7.30am today, said it would take at least three days to restore water supply upon completion of the repair works. An unscheduled water supply disruption has occurred following a burst 2050mm main pipe behind the ELC International School, Jalan Sierramas Barat, Sg Buloh. "Repair works are being expedited and estimated to be completed within 48 hours. "Water supply will be restored in stages within three days," Syabas said. Syabas has activated their Emergency Response Plan, where water tankers will be sent to the affected area with priority given to critical users like hospitals. Consumers can request for relief water supply by sending an SMS to 15300 (Type: TankerName & Address).
Voice Of America
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“This is an authoritarianism that hides behind the armed forces that, far from acting as the forces of order, act as the forces of repression and terror,” he said after the first reported death. Late Tuesday, Rodriguez had warned that Venezuela would quit the OAS if the body proceeded with scheduling a special session on the crisis here, calling it an infringement on Venezuela’s sovereignty. She said the pressure being brought by the U.S. on some members like Haiti to punish Venezuela had been considerable. Two years to leave Withdrawing from the OAS is a two-year process, but Rodriguez said Venezuela would immediately stop participating. Venezuela is estimated to owe the OAS about $10.5 million in unpaid annual dues. No country has ever withdrawn from the group since its founding in 1948. The decision drew quick rebuke from opposition leaders.
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Late Tuesday, Rodriguez had warned that Venezuela would quit the OAS if the body proceeded with scheduling a special session on the crisis here, calling it an infringement on Venezuela's sovereignty. She said the pressure being brought by the U.S. on some members like Haiti to punish Venezuela had been considerable. Withdrawing from the OAS is a two-year process, but Rodriguez said Venezuela would immediately stop participating. Venezuela is estimated to owe the OAS about $10.5 million in unpaid annual dues. No country has ever withdrawn from the group since its founding in 1948. The decision drew quick rebuke from opposition leaders. Former congresswoman Maria Corina Macahdo said Maduro's exit from the OAS formalized Venezuela's outlaw status. Earlier in the day, thousands of protesters marched on Caracas' main highway seeking to deliver a message to the national ombudsman, whose job is to stand up for citizens' rights but who the opposition has tagged the defender of the dictator.
Politico
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House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz announced Wednesday that he will take a leave of absence from Congress to undergo surgery on his foot, with an estimated return in mid-May. The Utah Republican posted a picture of an x-ray on Instagram and wrote that an injury he sustained 12 years ago on his foot was now prompting him to undergo immediate surgery. The estimated recovery time is three to four weeks. Chaffetz said avoiding the procedure could put him at risk for serious infection. Chaffetz's absence comes amid a crucial stretch for House Republicans and the Trump administration. There are looming votes on a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and, potentially, a close vote on legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. I’m sorry to miss the important work we are doing in Washington, Chaffetz wrote.
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S. central bank. Fed’s inflation goal is 2 percent The Fed aims to hold inflation at around 2 percent, and is close to that threshold, with its target short term rate expected to rise two more times, to about 1.5 percentage points, by the end of the year. Trump has said he hopes low rates will continue, a potential source of friction with the Fed if officials do decide they need to move faster because of his policies. An estimated up to $700 billion a year in tax cuts could threaten to derail such a scenario, especially if not all of that money finds its way into productive investments, or drives price and wage hikes. “The premise is that all the tax savings get plowed into high-return investments to generate growth. But if they don't and they just get churned around into M&A and other financial engineering things, it's even worse because you're raising risks elsewhere in the economy,” said Mark Mazur, former U.
Politico
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Aderholt came out for the bill. The second attempt at repealing and replacing Obamacare included fewer meetings with small groups of individual members, which had been perceived as an attempt to sow division inside the Freedom Caucus and the Tuesday Group. Meetings at the White House were more casual with chats on the Chief of Staff's patio hosted by Pence rather than high-pressure roundtables in the Oval Office. Pence and his legislative team made frequent trips to the Hill, as well as last-minute calls as he toured through Asia in mid-April. “The president overestimated his ability to get people into the Oval office and make some deals, and over-estimated how it would work for principled conservatives,” said another White House official. House members encountered anger from constituents over the Easter recess, seeding support for a redux, but the game changer for the bill was approval from outside conservative groups – which came late last week.