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Tattoos might lose u a JOB!!!!!!

imagesHaving a tattoo can reduce your chances of getting a job, but it depends on where the tattoo is, what it depicts and if the job involves dealing with customers, a new research has found.Dr Andrew R Timming from the School of Management at the University of St Andrews found that employers are prone to viewing tattoos negatively. Timming spoke to managers involved in hiring staff about their reaction to interview candidates with visible tattoos. The managers worked for organisations including a hotel, bank, city council, prison, university and bookseller.One woman manager told him that “they make a person look dirty”. A male manager told him “subconsciously that would stop me from employing them.”Another male manager said “tattoos are the first thing they [fellow recruiters] talk about when the person has gone out of the door.

The managers were concerned about what their organisations’ customers might think.Respondents expressed concern that visibly tattooed workers may be perceived by customers to be ‘abhorrent’, ‘repugnant’, ‘unsavoury’ and ‘untidy’. It was surmised that customers might project a negative service experience based on stereotypes that tattooed people are thugs and druggies. Timming also found that in some of the organisations it was only certain types of tattoos that diminished the chances of getting a job at interview.Tattoo acceptance was at its highest with innocuous symbols like flowers or butterflies. Military insignia was also seen as a ‘badge of honour’,” he said. Examples of distasteful tattoos given by the managers included ‘a spider’s web tattooed on the neck’; ‘somebody being hung, somebody being shot’; ‘things to do with death’; ‘face tears, which suggest that you’ve maimed or killed’; ‘something of a sexual content’; anything with ‘drug connotations’; and ‘images with racist innuendo’ such as a swastika. Timming’s interviewees worked for 14 organisations with between one and 24,000 staff, and were all based in mid or southern Scotland. The managers were aged in their 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s.

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Posted by on September 5, 2013 in current affairs, Health, Markets

 

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Global presence of Ybrant Digital

Ybrant Digital – One of the leading Indian digital marketing company with significant global presence.Ybrant digital
 – Ybratn digital offers multi-channel platform with proprietary technology to reach consumers across different screens (net, mobile, video, social media) & across countries including faster growing emerging markets such as Latin America, Israel, India, China and Australia.
 – Made 12 corporate investments over the last six years to achieve wider market penetration in terms of        product & reach.
 – Generates over 1.5 billion searches and 34 billion impressions per month to service 150+ agencies & brands of over 2000+ advertisers and 6000+publishers across 140 countries.
 – Owner of premium brands like Lycos, Gamesville, Tripod and Angelfire
 – Ybrant also emerged as a player of relevance for three of the top five publisher networks and three of the top five advertising agencies globally.
 – Ybrant Digital partnered through advertising agencies with blue chip advertisers and publisher networks including MTV, Yahoo, Samsung, Facebook, MSN, Viacom, Amex, Mastercard, Maruti Suzuki, Bharati Airtel,Sony India, Coco Cola, Star India, Vodafone, Reliance Communications, Samsung Electronics, Lenovo, ING, British Airways, Qatar Airways, Titan, Unilever, P&G, Mazda, Hyundai Motors, Tata Motors, ICICI Bank, LIC, HP, Telstra and ITC.

 

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Ybrant Digital’s specifications as a Market Leader

ybrant-digitalIndustry pioneer:

Established in 2000, Ybrant Digital enjoys a decades worth of rich experience in digital advertising. It possesses deep industry insights and has influenced the gradual shift from traditional to digital media, on the back of rising Internet usage and penetration.

Global presence:

Ybrant Digital enjoys a strong presence in over 20 countries, enabling it to mitigate from socioeconomic risks of operations in one particular country.

Presence across Digital Medium:

Ybrant Digital enjoys presence across the entire digital marketing space from search marketing, display ads marketing, affiliate marketing to mobile and email marketing.

Superior Technology expertise:

Ybrant’s superior technology enriches niche services like geo-targeting, contextual targeting, behavioral targeting and tracking different target audiences. This edge helps it in efficient digital traffic management, optimized ad serving, quality data collection own aggregation and campaign analysis.

Intellectual capital:

Ybrant Digital enjoys a multicultural workforce comprising 415 competent employees globally.

Rich Relationships:

Ybrant Digital acts as an intermediary between advertisers, publishers and agencies helping connect businesses to their target audiences. The Company is associated with over 1,000 agencies, advertisers and 6,000 publishers. Thus, Ybrant Digital makes it easy for advertisers to connect with publishers and agencies through reliable efficient services.

 

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World Bank forecast lower economic growth for China

ChinaThe World Bank cut its economic growth forecasts for the East Asia and Pacific region on Monday and said there was a risk the slowdown in China could worsen and last longer than many analysts have forecast.Unlike the rest of the region, China is experiencing a double whammy — the growth slowdown is driven by weaker exports as well as domestic demand, in particular investment growth.The World Bank, like many economists, still expects China to have a soft landing as seen from the bank’s revised 7.7 percent growth forecast for this year and 8.1 percent for next year.The World Bank released its latest East Asia and Pacific Data Monitor, warning China’s that slowdown could accelerate.In the report, the international lender said that ambitious investment plans announced by several local governments in China could face funding constraints. The World Bank said the central government was unlikely to come up with a major fiscal stimulus package as policymakers were concerned about a rebound in home prices and a possible reversal of hot money flows.Nevertheless, the bank expects growth in China to pick up in 2013, helped by monetary policy measures introduced earlier this year and an acceleration of central government investment spending.The World Bank had earlier this year forecast 8.2 percent GDP growth for China in 2012 and 8.6 percent in 2013.For the region as a whole, the World Bank now expects developing East Asia to grow by 7.2 percent this year and 7.6 percent in 2013, down from earlier estimates of 7.6 percent and 8.0 percent, respectively. This is the slowest growth rate in the Asia Pacific region since 2001. It’s even slower than the peak of the financial crisis in 2009.The World Bank last week cut its 2012 growth forecast for sub-Saharan Africa to 4.8 percent from 5.2 percent, and lowered its outlook for Latin America to 3 percent from the previous 3.5 to 4 percent, citing the global economic slowdown.Economic projections for EAP (East Asia and Pacific) are surrounded by considerable uncertainties, and a variety of risks continue to loom over the global and regional economy.

 

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World’s most popular country – Germany: BBC Survey

GermanyEurope’s largest economy, Germany, which has been criticized for not doing enough to help struggling euro zone countries, has topped a poll as the world’s most popular country.The survey, carried out for the BBC, polled 26,000 people in 25 countries and asked them to rate 16 countries and the European Union as a whole on whether their influence on the world was mainly positive or negative.Germany came out on top, with 59 percent of survey participants giving it a positive rating. The country moved up three percentage points from its 2012 position. It displaced Japan, which saw its positive rating fall from 58 percent last year to 51 percent, going from first to fourth place.The most negatively perceived country was Iran, with only 15 percent of respondents giving it a positive rating. Pakistan and North Korea also received low ratings.Germany’s increased popularity was helped by positive reviews from people in Spain, France, Ghana and Australia. But in debt-laden Greece a majority of people polled gave Germany negative ratings.Other countries that saw a boost ratings included the UK, which climbed to No. 3 in the table following its hosting of the 2012 Olympics.China and India proved less popular, however. After improving for a number of years, their ratings fell sharply this year. China sank to the ninth position, with 42 percent of the respondents giving it a positive rating. India was ranked No. 12, with 35 percent of those polled saying their perception of the country was negative, while 34 percent viewed it positively.

 

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Indian cinema Industry @ Cannes

Indian movie actors and a new wave of directors are on a mission at the Cannes film festival – to show that their industry, which turns 100 this year, is more than just Bollywood.The largest Indian contingent to date is on the French Riviera at the world’s leading cinema showcase to promote their country, which has the world’s biggest film industry, making over 1,000 films a year compared to about 600 in Hollywood.Movies from Mumbai-based Bollywood and other regional India films have struggled at the global box office with Indian cinema largely dismissed as lengthy, song-and-dance numbers.

66th-cannes-film-festival-2The Indian Cinema industry sees the 66th Cannes festival, where India is “guest country” to mark its centenary, as a chance to showcase a new genre of Indian movies globally and to promote India as a place to both make films and win a massive audience.The Indian visitors to Cannes are also keen to lure investment to their film industry, which is forecast to grow to $5 billion by 2014 from $3.2 billion in 2010, according to a report by Ernst & Young. India’s presence has been high-profile since the start of the 12-day festival with acting legend Amitabh Bachchan on the red carpet on opening night to mark his Hollywood debut in Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” alongside Leonardo DiCaprio.Actress Vidya Balan also walked the red carpet in the pouring rain that night as one of nine members of a jury led by U.S. filmmaker Steven Spielberg that will decide the coveted Palme D’Or award for best picture on the final day, May 26.A gala dinner to mark Indian cinema’s centenary was due to be held on Sunday and attended by a list of stars including actresses Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor and Freida Pinto.There is no Indian film in either of the two main competitions at Cannes. The last Indian film selected to vie for the coveted Palme D’Or was “Swaham” in 1994 while “Udaan” competed in Un Certain Regard for emerging filmmakers in 2010.But four Indian films will be screened – “Monsoon Shootout”, another thriller “Ugly”, a tribute to the industry centenary called “Bombay Talkies”, and love story “Dabba” (Lunchbox).In 2011 India saw a 42 percent jump in the number of Hollywood movies shot there with several Hollywood studios such as Disney , News Corp’s Fox , and Sony <6758.T> entering deals with or buying stakes in Indian companies.There has also been a surge in the number of Hollywood movies released in India, where 3.6 billion film tickets were sold last year. Hollywood studios have been releasing their films in India simultaneously with their North American releases and also dubbing films in various regional Indian languages.

 

 

 

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India’s Food Security Bill(FSB) – too much expensive

food security billIndia’s plan to give millions cheap food will cost more than its forecast of Rs 1.3 trillion (USD 23.8 billion) a year and will accelerate inflation, a leading adviser on food issues for the government said in an interview.The bill aims to provide subsidized wheat and rice to 70 percent of the 1.2 billion people in India, home to 25 percent of the world’s hungry poor, according to a UN agency, despite being one of the biggest producers of food supplies.The Congress party, which leads the coalition government, is pushing to pass the National food Security Bill before elections, which are due by May 2014.But the government’s own estimates say the bill would increase India’s annual food subsidy by 45 percent, threatening to add to an already hefty fiscal deficit. Critics say it is little more than an attempt to divert attention from corruption scandals involving the government. Calculation is that (Rs 1.25 trillion) is front-end subsidy. There are many costs that have not been counted.Food Minister KV Thomas has said the bill could cost Rs 1.2-1.3 trillion a year. The budget for the current year ending March 31, 2014 sets aside Rs 900 billion as the bill still awaits passage by parliament. Gulati, who advises the government on prices to pay farmers for their crops, said large-scale state grain purchases to meet commitments under the bill would lead to higher inflation.

 

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