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IIROC Trading Halt

Friday October 11 th 2019

VANCOUVER, Oct. 11, 2019 /CNW/ – The following issues have been halted by IIROC:

Company: The Flowr Corporation

TSX-Venture Symbol: FLWR (all issues)

Reason: Single Stock Circuit Breaker

Halt Time (ET): 10‎:‎04‎:‎40‎ ‎AM

IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension (halt) of trading in a security of a publicly-listed company. Trading halts are implemented to ensure a fair and orderly market. IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment dealers and trading activity on debt and equity marketplaces in Canada.

SOURCE Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) – Halts/Resumptions

Infosys: Double Digit Growth for the Fourth Consecutive Quarter, Coupled With 1.2% Operating Margin Expansion in Q2

BENGALURU, India, Oct. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — “Our performance was robust on multiple dimensions – revenue growth, digital growth, operating margins, operational efficiencies, large deal signings and reduction in attrition,” said Salil Parekh, CEO and MD. “All these are clear signs that we are progressing well in our journey of client-centricity and maximizing value for our stakeholders.”

  • Q2 20 revenues grew year-on-year by 9.9% in USD; 11.4% in constant currency
  • Q2 20 revenues grew sequentially by 2.5% in USD; 3.3% in constant currency
  • Q2 20 Digital revenues at $1,230 million (38.3% of total revenues), year-on-year growth of 38.4% and sequential growth of 10.7% in constant currency
  • Q2 20 operating margin at 21.7%, 1.2% improvement over Q1 20
  • H1 revenues grew by 11.9% in constant currency
  • H1 operating margin at 21.1%, within the margin guidance for the year
  • Declared interim dividend of ₹8 per share (approximately $0.11 per ADS*)
  • Increased lower end of FY 20 revenue guidance; revised guidance is 9%-10% in constant currency
  • Maintained FY 20 operating margin guidance range of 21%-23%

*USD/INR exchange rate as of September 30, 2019

1. Financial Highlights – Consolidated results under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

“Q2 witnessed another quarter of all-round growth in industry segments and geographies which is a testimony to our strong credentials and client relevance”, said Pravin Rao, COO. “Large deal wins were $2.8 bn. We are especially pleased by the reduction in attrition driven by our focus on enhanced employee value proposition.”

“We saw expansion in operating margins during the quarter driven by improvement in operational parameters and cost efficiencies”, said Nilanjan Roy, CFO. “We took the first step towards implementation of our new capital allocation policy by increasing interim dividend by over 14% compared to FY 19.”

2. Capital Allocation

The Company completed its share buyback of ₹8,260 crore on 26th August, 2019. With this the company completed the additional capital return program of upto ₹13,000 crore announced in April 2018.

3. Client wins Testimonials

  • We were selected by Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA) for a cloud-based IoT telematics product implementation along with application support and development for its SAP Platform. As the development partner for TMHNA Global Telematics Solution (GTS), an industry leading cloud-based IoT offering, Infosys is enabling remote monitoring and diagnostic capabilities including vehicle access control, system maintenance, condition sensing and location tracking.
  • We were selected as a strategic partner by Movement Mortgage, a fast-growing mortgage bank in the U.S., to lead its digital transformation and accelerate growth. Infosys will support Movement Mortgage’s 650 locations in 47 states to ensure the smooth transition of business models in key projects, with the aim to increase business volume and leverage the company’s fintech services to develop mortgage industry specific solutions for Infosys customers.
  • In collaboration with Microsoft, we announced a long-term strategic partnership with JG Summit Holdings, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified conglomerates, headquartered in Manila, Philippines. As a technology services partner, Infosys is helping formulate and execute the digital transformation strategy for JG Summit, based on Microsoft Azure, an open, hyper-scale, enterprise-grade cloud platform, along with SAP S/4 HANA. The collaboration will offer JG Summit seamless implementation and migration to Microsoft Azure cloud platform, to develop an agile and robust digital infrastructure for its business processes.
  • EdgeVerve Systems, a subsidiary of Infosys, was selected by Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait to steer its automation journey using AssistEdge Robotic Process Automation (RPA). We are working the bank in their process automation journey, driving cost efficiencies and streamlining its operations.
  • We have partnered with one of the largest utility companies to transform its IT Service Management. The program, leveraging ServiceNow, is helping our client significantly improve end-user experience, enhance employee productivity and deliver business agility. Infosys will also deliver a comprehensive solution for organization change management and user training as a part of this program.

4. Recognitions

  • Ranked 3 in the Forbes list of The World’s Best Regarded Companies for 2019
  • Won the United Nations Global Climate Action Award in the ‘Climate Neutral Now’ category
  • Recognized as a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT Services for Communications Service Providers, Worldwide
  • Recognized as a leader in Software Product Engineering Services PEAK Matrixâ„¢ Assessment 2019 by Everest Group
  • Recognized as a leader in the DevOps Services PEAK Matrixâ„¢ Assessment 2019 by Everest Group
  • Recognized as a leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Intelligent Automation Services 2019 Vendor Assessment
  • Recognized in HFS Top 10: Digital Front Office: CX Design, Sales, And Marketing
  • Recognized in HFS Top 10: Banking and Financial Services (BFS) Sector Service Providers
  • Recognized in HFS Top 10: Cloud Migration and Management Services 2019
  • Recognized as a Leader in NelsonHall’s Smart IT Services in Utilities
  • Recognized in HFS SAP SuccessFactors Services Top 10 Report
  • Recognized as 2019 Working Mother AVTAR Best 100 Companies for Women in India and ’2019 Champion of Inclusion’ in the Most Inclusive Companies in India Index
  • Won the 2019 Oracle Excellence Award for Global Partner of the Year in CX – Sales Cloud
  • Won the Oracle Excellence Award for NA partner of the Year for Emerging Technologies
  • Recognized as the 2019 Global Alliance SI Partner of the Year by Microsoft
  • Recognized as the Microsoft US Service Partner ACR Winner for the FY20 Microsoft One Commercial Partner Winners Circle program

About Infosys

Infosys is a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting. We enable clients to navigate their digital transformation, leveraging our teams from over 46 countries. With over three decades of experience in managing the systems and workings of global enterprises, we expertly steer our clients through their digital journey. We do it by enabling the enterprise with an AI-powered core that helps prioritize the execution of change. We also empower the business with agile digital at scale to deliver unprecedented levels of performance and customer delight. Our always-on learning agenda drives their continuous improvement through building and transferring digital skills, expertise, and ideas from our innovation ecosystem.

Visit www.infosys.com to see how Infosys (NYSE: INFY) can help your enterprise navigate your next.

Safe Harbor

Certain statements mentioned in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements regarding our future business expectations intended to qualify for the ‘safe harbor’ under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in earnings, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services including those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, industry segment concentration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks or system failures, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which Infosys has made strategic investments, withdrawal or expiration of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability and regional conflicts, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, and unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic conditions affecting our industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our United States Securities and Exchange Commission filings including our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019. These filings are available at www.sec.gov. Infosys may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the Company unless it is required by law.

NOTES:

A. Notes pertaining to previous quarters / periods

1. In the six months ended September 30, 2018, the Company had recorded a reduction in the fair value amounting to $39 million in respect of its subsidiary Panaya.

B. Notes pertaining to the current quarter

1. The audited interim condensed consolidated Balance sheet and Statement of Comprehensive Income for the three months and half year ended September 30, 2019 have been taken on record at the Board meeting held on October 11, 2019.

2. A Fact Sheet providing the operating metrics of the Company can be downloaded from www.infosys.com.

3. On account of adoption of IFRS 16- Leases effective April 1, 2019.

IFRS-INR Press Release: https://www.infosys.com/investors/reports-filings/quarterly-results/2019-2020/q2/Documents/IFRS-INR-press-release.pdf

Fact Sheet: https://www.infosys.com/investors/reports-filings/quarterly-results/2019-2020/q2/Documents/fact-sheet.pdf

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TSB deploys an investigator to the site of a train derailment near Lethbridge, Alberta

CALGARY, le 11 oct. 2019 /CNW/ – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying an investigator to the site of a Canadian Pacific Railway train derailment near Lethbridge, Alberta. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence.

The TSB is an independent agency that investigates air, marine, pipeline, and rail transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.

The TSB is online at www.tsb.gc.ca. Keep up to date through RSS, Twitter (@TSBCanada), YouTube, Flickr and our blog.

 

SOURCE Transportation Safety Board of Canada

We now know the 10 most popular emoji for the first time ever

Unicode

The Unicode Consortium has released the most popularly used emoji for the first time ever.

The Unicode Consortium sets the international standards for characters, including emoji, across software platforms, and it uses frequency as one factor to determine which emoji make the cut.

The Consortium said that it is publishing this data in part to help people who are proposing new emoji. Frequently used emoji impact what categories and types of emoji the Consortium accepts, it said.

Read more:Here’s every single new emoji we’re getting this year

For this list, Unicode said its rankings were based on “median frequency across multiple sources.” Characters that come with varying skin tones and genders were counted together, and newer emoji didn’t rank highly since they take time to roll out to every platform.

Check out the top 10 most frequently used emoji, and see how your own list compares.



10. Thumbs up

Emojipedia


9. Face blowing a kiss

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8. Loudly crying face

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7. Two hearts

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6. Folded hands

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5. Smiling face with smiling eyes

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4. Rolling on the floor laughing

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3. Smiling face with heart eyes

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2. Red heart

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1. Face with tears of joy

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Improve Credit Score Will Help Drivers Get Cheaper Car Insurance

Thursday October 10 th 2019

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Autocarinsurancecheap.com has released a new blog post that explains why the credit score is important for car insurance companies and how does it affect the rates.

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Every insurance company wants to be sure that the person asking for coverage will be able to pay the premiums. Usually, the credit score is the main factor analyzed. Find out more about this topic and get free car insurance quotes from https://autocarinsurancecheap.com.

  • Credit score reflects someone’s capability to manage finances. A poor credit score means that the person was not able to pay his debts, he still has debts to pay or it is late with payments. Naturally, insurance companies are reluctant when it comes to insuring such people.
  • A credit score equal to or better than 650 (FICO credit score system) means that the person is good at managing his money and debt. The risk of insuring the person goes down. Car insurance premiums also slowly go down.
  • Drivers with bad credit score should seek to improve it before renewal. There are certain ways to repair a credit score. First, ask for credit score reports. Carefully check the report and look for incorrect items and report them to cred Credit Bureau. Use balance transfer credit cards. They have an introductory period of 0% APR that will help the client consolidate credit. Financial advisors will also help people get a better credit score.

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