Snapdeal SVP Business Finance quits ahead of Flipkart deal

At a time when as the merger of e-commerce firm Snapdeal with rival Flipkart remains uncertain, another senior executive Vivek Patankar has quit the firm, according to people privy to the development. Patankar was the senior vice president, business finance at Snapdeal and had been with the company for the last over two years. He was brought in at a crucial time when the company’s then chief financial officer Akash Moondhra had left. Snapdeal is in talks with larger rival Flipkart for a stake sale. The company has been undergoing…

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AAA says plan ahead: Busy Memorial Day travel weekend expected

HARTFORD — Whether you’re taking to the roads, rails, waters, or skies this Memorial Day weekend, you can expect a lot of company! AAA expects 39.3 million Americans to travel 50 miles or more away from home. That’s one million more travelers than last year, and the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005. This will also be the busiest Memorial Day travel weekend across New England since 2005. AAA says almost 1.8 million people will be traveling – and more than 90 percent of them, or 1.6 million, are planning…

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UK pushes ahead with sugar tax

The UK government has published draft legislation for a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks, which is set to begin from April 2018. There will be two bands – one for soft drinks with more than 5g of sugar per 100ml and a higher one for drinks with more than 8g per 100ml. Ministers hope it will help tackle the nation’s obesity problem. Many companies have already begun cutting the amount of sugar in their drinks. Pure fruit juices will be exempt – but health officials stress people should limit consumption of…

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Plan Ahead for Emergencies Abroad as an International Student

You probably know what to do in an emergency situation at home, but what if you found yourself in a similar position overseas? Experts say it’s important for future international students to have some sort of response plan for emergency scenarios such as injury or a natural disaster. Gary Rhodes, director of the Center for Global Education at California State University—Dominguez Hills, says students and parents can approach international safety planning by thinking: “Okay, here’s how I handle health and safety emergencies in the city, state, university or wherever I am. What do I need to…

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Looking Ahead — Education for Success

An education is hugely important for success in your future career, or to improve your current career where you are right now. With the possibility to study abroad, such as at an international American university, or learn from home, it’s never been easier to get an education. If you’ve recently been thinking about taking steps forward in your career, of if you feel like you’d like to make more money, take more responsibility or totally change direction then education might be the best next step on that path for you….

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