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451 Indian companies have two weeks to find women directors—or face the music

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Hmmmmmm, I could use a richly-paid directorship with all travel expenses paid. Make me offers, India!

Originally posted on Quartz:

It has been little over a year since the Securities And Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the country’s market regulator, made it mandatory for listed companies (pdf) to have at least one woman director on their boards.

Indian companies have till April 1, 2015—or two more weeks—to comply with the new rules. The earlier deadline was Oct. 1, 2014. Despite the six-month extension given by the SEBI, most companies have failed to appoint a woman director.

Of the 1,479 companies listed on India’s National Stock Exchange (NSE), 451—or one-third—still haven’t complied, data from PRIME database, a capital markets information provider, shows. The data is accurate as of March 15.

This means that women directors need to be appointed at the rate of 30 per day for the next 15 days for these NSE-listed firms to be compliant, according to Pranav Haldea, managing director of PRIME database.

At the 200 leading companies listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE),

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Canadian Sniper: watch the trailer

Canadian Sniper, currently breaking box office records from Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! to Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, is a poignant lumbersexual domestic drama illustrating the post traumatic stress of a, yes, Canadian Sniper, isolated and alone in an environment deprived even of a backyard rink.

Enjoy?

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This misguided hipster is trying to crowdfund money for 13 dates

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As I am currently researching crowdfunding, the Worst Crowdfunder in the World is of intense interest to me. This guy could just stop getting tats and fund his own goddam love life. Or take that noxious quiff out and watch the ladies come running.

Originally posted on Metro:

Tom Packer, who is trying to crowdfund 13 dates on Indiegogo Yes, of course he has a beard. And tattoos. And wears waistcoats. Snore. (Picture: Indiegogo)

Meet Tom. He’s everything that’s wrong with the modern world. Pray for him.

Tom Packer is a 26-year-old from Norwich (yes, home of Alan Partridge. How appropriate). He describes himself as ‘a cocktail bartender and… occasional writer’, and he’s looking for love.

But instead of just getting on with it like the rest of us, he’s decided to try and blag the money on crowdfunding site Indiegogo.

But why? Why can’t 26-year-old Tom pay for his own sodding dates? Well, the poor little mite explains: ‘I spend my time writing and making cocktails in a local bar. This, however, means that I sadly don’t have the funds for 13 dates, especially if I want to impress the ladies.’

*Takes a deep breath*

Tom Packer writing This is Tom doing some of his occasional writing (Picture: Youtube/ Tom Packer)

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An HP Lovecraft Bestiary

HP Lovecraft Bestiary is BEST Bestiary

HP Lovecraft Bestiary is BEST Bestiary

Sorry, folks, that’s as big as I can make it. I know, I know, you want a high-res version to print out to use as wallpaper; believe me, so do I. The Pangaea projections are nice, but it’d be awesome to see them carried on to the future, where many of HPL’s tales are set.

Edit: I lied. Here’s a full sized and quite legible version via the Lovecraftzine.

Back Yarding

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Another in a series of “What is it about Tofino that you like” posts. I don’t surf, but I’ve always wanted to learn, and this sort of thing is why.

Originally posted on Marcus Paladino Photography Blog:

Aftanas Surfboards latest video, edited by yours truly.
Enjoy!

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