Home Depot warns on dollar

first_imgHome Depot warns on dollar529 viewsHome Depot warns on dollar529 views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Home Depot warns on dollar529 viewsBusinessAmericans are spending more money fixing up their homes, and that’s jacking up sales at Home Depot. Same-store sales in the U.S. rose nearly 9 percent in the latest quarter. And profit rose sharplyVentuno Web Player 4.50Americans are spending more money fixing up their homes, and that’s jacking up sales at Home Depot. Same-store sales in the U.S. rose nearly 9 percent in the latest quarter. And profit rose sharplylast_img read more

Texas Delegates Share Views On GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump

first_img Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /03:40 Listen X News 88.7 politics and government reporter Andrew Schneider has been at the Republican National Convention talking to members of the Texas delegation.They spoke about their views on the upcoming presidential election and on Texas’ role in the Republican Party going forward.Houston Public Media’s Coverage of Election 2016With Donald Trump accepting the GOP’s nomination Thursday night, we now get to hear the delegates thoughts on their candidate in this audio postcard.Interview Highlights:Johnny Lopez, delegate from Irving“I started off being a [Sen. Ted] Cruz supporter, Texas favorite son, but the fact of the matter is that there’s only two people in the race now, and it’s Trump all the way for me.”Chuck Meyer, at-large Texas delegate, lives in The Woodlands“We’re a very red state. Our entire leadership, all the positions in the executive branch, the judicial branch, and the state legislature are majority Republican [NOTE: There is one elected Democratic state judge, Judge Lawrence E. Meyers of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, who was elected four times as a Republican before switching parties in 2013]. And we deliver 38 electoral votes when it comes to the fall. That’s a pretty sizable chunk of electoral votes. You don’t win the White House…if you’re a Republican if you don’t win Texas.”Reginald Grant, delegate from Texas Congressional District 2, lives in Huffman“The world is looking at us and seeing what we’re going to do this election cycle. They’re counting on us to make the right decision, which I’m sure most of the world would agree would be Donald Trump, because we’ve alienated our friends and our allies all around the world, and so they’re looking to know that we have their backs.”Soraya Zamora, delegate from Texas Congressional District 15“I’m originally from Venezuela. I’m a naturalized U.S. citizen, very proud to be an American citizen. When I see people that choose to stay home [on Election Day], because [Trump] is not conservative enough, it really irks me, because it’s not about the man. It’s about the country and what is at stake. Whomever wins the presidency will have to choose Supreme Court justices. These are positions that will probably be for 20, 30, 40 years.”Mike Goldman, at-large Texas delegate, lives in Austin“One thing I’ve seen traveling around the country is that other states frequently look to Texas to develop policy and to measure their approach to resisting what we see as federal overreach. And so I think Texas will continue to have an important role going forward. And the fact that Texas was…the largest state that was not very friendly to Donald Trump, that’s going to be important too.”Morgan Graham, Republican County Chair, Cameron County (Hispanic population of county exceeds 90 percent)“Texas will always be Texas. We’ll never be brought to our knees by any state and by any party, even if it’s our own…We have Governor Greg Abbott, we have our state [GOP] chairman, Tom Mechler – they are actually thinking into other things, something that the national party has overlooked, which is investing [in] and recognizing the Hispanic conservative populace…As far as Texas politics is concerned, we’re going to be fine. It’s just a matter of whether or not other people are willing to work with us and use the asset that we are.”Julie Faubel, at-large alternate Texas delegate, lives in Montgomery“We are a red state, and the Republican National Committee is counting on us to remain red. The RNC last year gave us money to fund field operations, and it’s vital, because if Texas turns blue, there goes the Republican Party in Texas, as well as the national Republican Party.”last_img read more

A Pants travel tale

first_imgStand-up comedy gets a facelift with comedian and writer Sorabh Pant showcasing an interesting piece The Travelling Pants, his travelogue, in Delhi.Giving an extensive insight into his travel experiences, Sorabh has collated this interesting act. Talking about the act, he said: ‘It is a stand-up comedy show about travelling across India and the world. It’s a lot of material that I’ve collected over the last year in Mumbai and abroad. So expect some ridiculous insights into people and travelling quirks and airport announcements and racism.’ Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’So get ready for an 80 minute complete joyride, as Pant covers travel across India, abroad and even that in Delhi, in the process explaining why Bihar is an amusement park, why in America milk rules, why Spanish people are molesters and what lingo improves travel in north India. Asked how he came up with the idea for the show, Pant explained: ‘I’ve always been interested in travel mainly because I’m married. So any excuse to get away is welcomed by both me and my wife! I’ve been writing about travel constantly and been trying to find the humour in the ridiculous ways of people. Whether it’s the Spanish throwing tomatoes at each other for fun or Delhiites being reluctant to give directions, Bengalis obsessed with the age of their restaurants, Biharis trying to parcel their silly tourism as an amusement park or even how uncomfortable it is for Jains in a land like South Africa where fish is vegetarian.’ Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘Also, stand-up comedy has taken me to a few countries. I just toured Canada, US and Dubai and all the madness there flew into this special. I love to travel. I love to make jokes. The combination was magic!’ he added.So how many places has he covered in his ‘pants’? ‘Even before I turned nine I had been to Europe and most of India. With my family I’ve travelled to about four continents. So, The Travelling Pants is probably my whole family. In total I think I’ve been to about 23 countries and a lot of Indian states. My passport is quite travel weary, I think I should be like Dawood Ibrahim and get four extra ones for fun! We love travelling so much my wife and me decided to spend our honeymoon bumming a trip to Bhutan with the whole family. Our honeymoon was our family moon!’ said Pant.DETAILAt: Epicentre, Gurgaon When: 2 December; Tickets: Rs 400, 300, 200last_img read more

Living With an iPhone 3G Part 1

first_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free Brought to you by PCWorld 5 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Is the Apple iPhone 3G “twice as fast at half the price,” as Apple’s marketing boasts? Or is it a slow, faulty, overhyped device that drops calls and doesn’t reliably or consistently connect to AT&T’s network, as a consumer’s lawsuit claims?The truth lies somewhere between the two extremes, in my experience. I bought an iPhone 3G on July 18, one week after the smart phone became available in stores. ‘This week and next I’ll give you a recap of my experience using the device thus far. First up, a look at the e-mail challenges I’ve faced (and resolved). Next week, I’ll focus on the iPhone 3G’s battery life and other issues.Two Geniuses, One Phone CallThe first problem I encountered with my new iPhone 3G was trying to send and receive e-mail. The iPhone’s Mail program would work correctly for a day or two. Then, inexplicably, the spiral that appears at the bottom of the Mail program’s screen, next to “Checking for mail,” would spin endlessly.I decided to seek help at the Genius Bar in San Francisco’s Union Square Apple store. Apple’s Genius Bar is a free, by-appointment tech support service, located in its stores.I arrived early but had to wait about 10 minutes past my scheduled appointment time. I explained my problem to the Genius. He tinkered with my iPhone’s e-mail account settings, but the problem–which was now constant–remained. After about 10 minutes, he shrugged and suggested I call AT&T and check my iPhone 3G’s Mail settings for my e-mail with them.Before I proceed, a note of clarification is in order here. My primary ISP is AT&T, the landline phone company, not the AT&T wireless division that provides data and cell phone service to iPhones. I get my home-office DSL service and e-mail account from the AT&T landline/Internet division. I was trying to use my iPhone 3G to check e-mail sent to that account.I called AT&T’s tech support for DSL customers but they couldn’t help. So I made a second Genius Bar appointment, this time at San Francisco’s Chestnut Street store, which is smaller and less busy than the Union Square location.The second Genius suggested I go home and restore the iPhone through iTunes using backup. You have two options when restoring an iPhone: You can restore it to its previous state using the backup iTunes creates when you sync. Or you can restore the phone back to its default factory condition without using the backup. The second option wipes all your data off the phone, and you start over from scratch.If restoring using backup didn’t work (it didn’t), the Genius said I should restore the iPhone without the backup. And if that didn’t work, I could bring the phone back to the store for a swap.I tried restoring without backup, and still the problem persisted. I wasn’t keen on having to swap my iPhone for another unit. I couldn’t be sure they’d have a replacement in stock. And besides, the replacement would have been a refurbished iPhone, the Genius told me after I specifically asked him if I’d been given a new phone.My next move was to call Apple’s toll-free support line. The technician I spoke to understood my problem right away. He believed the iPhone’s Mail program wasn’t syncing correctly with Microsoft Outlook on my Vista PC, to which I had been syncing the iPhone’s e-mail settings, contacts, and calendar. I asked him to e-mail me the steps he recommended to resolve the problem. His solution worked.Here are the steps he suggested:On the iPhone, delete all e-mail accounts.Reset the iPhone’s network settings (Settings, General, Reset, Reset Network Settings).Disable Wi-Fi. (Some e-mail accounts don’t work properly if set up the first time with Wi-Fi in use, the technician explained).On the iPhone, manually re-add e-mail accounts. He suggested I select Yahoo from the ISP options when setting up my AT&T/Yahoo e-mail account on the iPhone.In iTunes, disable e-mail syncing with my iPhone.A Second E-Mail ChallengeFrom that point, I enjoyed several weeks without any further e-mail problems. However, another issue developed, this time relating to the passcode to my AT&T/Yahoo e-mail account.The passcode for that e-mail account contains six characters. During my initial iPhone setup, I had entered the passcode to my AT&T/Yahoo e-mail account. At that time, the iPhone validated the address and passcode; everything seemed fine. However, sometime after I had resolved the e-mail problem I described earlier, I received a warning that my e-mail passcode was incorrect.I went back to Settings, Mail, Contacts, Calendars and retyped the correct passcode for my e-mail account. The iPhone validated my address and passcode, and all was fine … until I received the incorrect password warning again, a day later. I returned to Settings, Mail, Contacts, Calendars again and noticed the iPhone had changed my passcode from 6 to 8 characters. I retyped the correct passcode, the e-mail flowed without problems, and then–you guessed it–I was told the passcode was incorrect. I installed Apple’s iPhone 2.0.2 software, hoping that might fix the bug, but it didn’t. Finally, I deleted this account from my iPhone and manually added it again. So far, I’ve had no further e-mail problems. September 10, 2008last_img read more