Leaked documents raise questions over role played by new Fifa president in TV rights deal

NEW FIFA president Gianni Infantino reportedly signed off on a contract with two businessmen who have since been accused of bribery, leaked documents reveal. Hugo and Mariano Jinkis bought TV rights for Uefa Champions League football and immediately sold them on for almost three times the price, reports the BBC. According to records, Uefa concluded offshore deals with… Read More »

2 planes collide on runway at Jakarta airport, no casuality reported

Two planes collided on a runway at an airport in Indonesia late Monday night, officials said. A Batik Air Boeing 737 carrying 56 people had been cleared for takeoff when its wing struck a smaller Trans Nusa plane, which was being towed, Batik said in a statement, the Independent reported. According to the Jakarta Transportation Ministry, all passengers… Read More »

Donald Trump would ‘cut off cash to Mexico’ to pay for border wall

Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump has said he would stop cash sent home by Mexicans based in the US, until the country pays for a border wall. The prospect of losing a vital source of income would force Mexico into a “one-time payment” of $5-10bn (£3.5-7bn), says Mr Trump. But US President Barack Obama said the plan… Read More »

Greece sends first migrants back to Turkey under new EU deal

The first migrants to be deported from Greece as part of a controversial new EU plan to tackle the migration crisishave landed on Turkish soil. Three boats carrying 202 people departed in the early hours of the morning from the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios. Migrants on board the first ferry were escorted ashore by Turkish police… Read More »

Reserve Bank may cut rate by 25 bps

Bankers expect the central bank to address structural issues in liquidity management. With most of the conditions set by the Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan for further easing of the monetary policy met, market participants said the stage is set for at least a 25 bps reduction in interest rate in the first bi-monthly review of… Read More »

Adopt ethical approach to recover loans, Jaitley asks industry

Amid rising cases of wilful default on loans, including the one by liquor baron Vijay Mallya, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said industry is fighting a battle of credibility and it should adopt positive and ethical approach towards NPAs or bad debts. “Indian industry is also fighting a major battle for its own credibility. Some recent events… Read More »

Web Development Reading List #131: Git 2.8, CSS Grids And The Key To Good Code

Although it’s April 1st, and people go all crazy making up jokes and spreading hoaxes, I’m sending out this edition to you without any April fools. Instead, I want to challenge you to put more effort, more thoughts into your code. Instead of blindly following a given path to build the solution with the least effort, what about… Read More »

Sketch, Illustrator or Fireworks? Exploring A New Free UI Design App: Gravit

One of the most popular tools for screen design and illustration in the last couple of years has undoubtedly been Sketch, which became an important part of many designers’ responsive web design and mobile design and prototyping workflows. However, an increasing number of other tools are becoming available. In this article, I will explore the first browser-based app… Read More »

UK firms putting plans on hold ahead of EU vote – survey

Big British firms are delaying deals and hiring decisions ahead of a referendum on the country’s European Union membership, a survey showed on Monday, adding to signs that uncertainty around the vote is weighing on the economy. Chief financial officers are increasingly in favour of staying in the EU, according to the survey of chief financial officers published… Read More »

IMF chief denies threat to pull out of Greek bailout

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde denied on Sunday that IMF staff would push Greece closer to default as a negotiating tactic on a new Greek bailout deal, which she said was “still a good distance away.” Lagarde said in a letter to Greece’s prime minister that the debt talks should continue despite damage from reports of… Read More »