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‘Big pile’ of eels dumped in NYC park; impact not yet known

Technology
NEW YORK -- Andrew Orkin was taking a break from his evening jog to sit by Prospect Park Lake when he turned around and was startled to see a tangle of wriggling snakes.“And quite a big pile — fully alive,” said Orkin, a music composer who lives near the Brooklyn park.They turned out to be eels that had escaped from one of two large plastic bags that split open as a man dragged them to the shoreline. After dumping the eels in the lake, the man walked away, explaining to bystanders that “I just want to save lives.”The illegal release late last month became a curiosity on social media, but the dumping of exotic animals in urban parks isn’t new. In cities across the country, nonnative birds, turtles, fish and lizards have settled into, and often disturbed, local ecosystems.New Yorkers free th
India’s bad debt pile eased by write-offs, underlying problem far from resolved

India’s bad debt pile eased by write-offs, underlying problem far from resolved

Finance
Indian banks wrote off more than $ 30 billion worth of bad debt in the year to June 30, helping to lower stressed loans on their books by 8.5%, according to central bank data reviewed by Reuters. The write-offs illustrate the urgent problem of bad loans as borrowers struggle to service, let alone pay-off, their debt in a stuttering economy. As of June 30, total stressed assets on the books of Indian banks were at $ 137.50 billion, down from $ 150.22 billion a year ago, according to central bank data reviewed by Reuters. A large part of this reduction reflected the write-off by banks of loans worth $ 30.64 billion in the last financial year, the data obtained by Reuters via a right to information filing showed. And in the period ending June 30 - the first quarter of the current financial ye...
US top of the garbage pile in global waste crisis

US top of the garbage pile in global waste crisis

Science
The world produces over two billion tonnes of municipal solid waste every year, enough to fill over 800,000 Olympic sized swimming pools.Per head of population the worst offenders are the US, as Americans produce three times the global average of waste, including plastic and food. When it comes to recycling, America again lags behind other countries, only re-using 35% of solid waste. Germany is the most efficient country, recycling 68% of material. Philippines sends tonnes of rubbish back to Canada Glastonbury clean-up under way The study has been compiled by Verisk Maplecroft, a research firm that specialises in global risk, They've developed two new indices, on waste generation and recycling. They've used publically-available ...
Zerodha faces connectivity issue, orders pile up

Zerodha faces connectivity issue, orders pile up

Finance
NEW DELHI: India's leading retail brokerage Zerodha faced connectivity issue in Wednesday's morning which led to piling up of orders in the system. As per media reports, Zerodha's co-founder Nikhil Kamath said that the system had connectivity issue in the morning which caused a temporary piling up of orders. He assured that the issue would be resolved soon and the orders will be cleared promptly. Zerodha is a technology-centric stock broking company founded in 2010 by brothers Nithin Kamath and Nikhil Kamath. It is India’s first discount brokerage, widely credited for bringing in a disruptive force in Indian broking industry. In 2018, Zerodha outpaced other big brokerage names in terms of client numbers. Zerodha had 8.47 lakh active clients as of December 2018 end compared with I...
Carabao Cup round-up: Nottingham Forest pile misery on Newcastle, Everton hold off brave Rotherham challenge, plus more

Carabao Cup round-up: Nottingham Forest pile misery on Newcastle, Everton hold off brave Rotherham challenge, plus more

Sports
ALL THE SCORES Wednesday night's action of the Carabao Cup also saw Watford travel to Reading while Millwall played host to Plymouth Here is the best of the action from Wednesday night’s action in the Carabao Cup second round: Nottingham Forest 3-1 Newcastle United A dramatic finale saw Nottingham Forest knock Newcastle out of the Carabao Cup for the second season running after securing a 3-1 win over Rafa Benitez’s side at the City Ground. The Championship side had the lead inside two minutes when Daryl Murphy nodded in Sam Byram’s fierce cross before Salomon Rondon equalised in the second minute of stoppage-time with a powerful shot. However, Forest regained the lead almost instantly when Matty Cash fired a loose ball home. ...