Asian Paints endeavours to be an integrated home decor player: MD

By Sanjeev Sharma

New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Asian Paints has entered the home decor category after it saw that there is no single organised home decor player capable of providing an exhaustive range of furniture, furnishings and lightings in one place.

In an interview with IANS, Amit Syngle, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Asian Paints Limited, said the company endeavours to go beyond designer wallpapers, paints and kitchen and bath player, as an integrated home decor player.

On the rationale for the company to enter the category, Syngle said Asian Paints has always been about the walls and has been working around that to get into the share of space within the home.

“We saw that there is no single organised home decor player capable of providing an exhaustive range of furniture, furnishings and lightings in one place with a trustworthy and technology-led proposition,” he said.

On the target audience, he said that Asian Paints strives to have home products and services which are suited to the needs of consumers across the spectrum.

“Our offerings aim to partner with consumers who are renovating their homes as well as consumers who are looking to build their home from scratch. These new product offerings, combined with the Beautiful Homes Service across nine cities, aim to cater to consumers who are looking for products and services that help them make their personal space look more beautiful with a balanced price-product quality and likable designs. These products will be offered as a refreshing range of design and decor solutions under three brands — Nilaya, Royale and Ador,” he added.

On the manufacturing strategy, Syngle said these products are made by some of the most creative designers in India.

“We have partnered with leading players in these segments for their manufacturing. The products meet the same rigorous quality benchmarking that makes Asian Paints products reliable and trustworthy,” he added.

The company has 10 Beautiful Homes Stores which offer consumers a unique technology-led experience to help them select decor products for their dream homes with the assistance of expert designers.

“From providing quality products across multiple decor categories (paints, wall-coverings, kitchens, bath, furniture, furnishings, lighting, flooring etc.) to evaluating the site and offering 3D visualisation, these stores help consumers design their dream home. They partner with consumers to make it happen through an ecosystem of execution partners,” Syngle said.

He added that Beautiful Homes Stores are present in Delhi, Bengaluru, Cochin, Amritsar, Raipur, Nashik, Coimbatore, Tumkur, Karur and Jajpur.

“We will be soon present in Hyderabad, Rohtak, Ahmedabad and Hosur as well,” he said.

(Sanjeev Sharma can be reached at [email protected])

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US Home Improvement Statistics 2020 | Market Size, Future Demand, Technology, Top Leading Player, Emerging Trends and Regional Forecast to 2025

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Sep 23, 2020 (Heraldkeepers) —
Global Home Improvement Market is valued at USD 849.31 Billion in 2019 and expected to reach USD 1155.79 Billion by 2026 with the CAGR of 4.5% over the forecast period.

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Scope of US Home Improvement Market Report-

The home improvement referred as the process of renovating or making additions to one’s home. It is also known as remodeling or renovation. It can consist of activities which upgrade existing home interior, exterior or other improvements to the property. This is because home improvement is also a great opportunity to improve the comfort, safety and energy performance of house or apartment by adding or raise insulation. While home improvement often refers to building projects that change the structure of an existing home, it can also include improvements to lawns, gardens and outdoor structures, such as gazebos and garages. It also includes maintenance, repair, and general servicing tasks. US home improvement industry is expected to show a significant growth in the coming few years. According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University; Boomers are expected to account for 56% of all residential remodeling spending by 2025, up from 31% in 2005. That gives remodelers plenty of opportunity to address the growing need for aging-in-place renovations.

US Home Improvement market report is segmented on the basis of product type, application and region & country level. Based upon product type, home improvement market is classified as door hardware, building materials, kitchen and toilet product and others. Based upon application, US home improvement market is classified into online marketing and offline marketing.

The regions covered in this US Home Improvement market report are North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. On the basis of country level, market of Home Improvement is sub divided into U.S., Mexico, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Italy, China, Japan, India, South East Asia, GCC, Africa, etc.

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Home Depot , Lowe’s

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Ace Hardware

Rona

Canadian Tire

Homebase

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Bricostore

Praxis

Alibaba

Ebay

Amazon

Bunnings Warehouse and others.

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Edinburgh Rugby player tests positive for Covid-19 after house party

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An academy player from Edinburgh Rugby has tested positive for coronavirus.

At the Scottish government’s daily briefing on Friday, National Clinical Director Jason Leitch said the player had been at a house party last week with several other team mates.

A further three youth players are also self-isolating.

Edinburgh Rugby’s weekend match in France is scheduled to go ahead following an assessment by health teams.

Prof Leitch said he was “personally disappointed” as the house party attended by four youth players breached restrictions on social gatherings and protocols agreed with Scottish Rugby to allow the sport to resume.

He said: “Rugby, like other performance sports has been given the go-ahead on the strict condition that clubs and players abide by the guidance that has been agreed.”

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Prof Leitch said he was “personally disappointed” as the house party breached protocols agreed with Scottish Rugby

Mr Leith said he had spoken to leaders at Scottish Rugby and that they were taking the incident “very seriously indeed”.

He added: “Incidents like this and the ones we’ve seen previously involving other sports underline a really key point.

“If at any time one of us fails to abide by the rules we put others at risk and we give the virus the chance to spread and create consequences that are totally outwith our control.”

‘Remain vigilant’

Edinburgh Rugby said potential contact by the affected player with other members of the squad had been fully reviewed by external medical professionals and no further action was required.

It said “all club personnel have been advised to remain vigilant and be aware of, and report, any subsequent symptoms”.

In a statement the club added: “We would treat a suspected breach of our own, and the government’s public health guidelines, extremely seriously and will take appropriate actions and steps as required.

“Our priority is to ensure the health and safety of our players and staff, and we will continue to closely monitor and support all relevant individuals.

“Both Edinburgh Rugby and Scottish Rugby will also continue to work with the Scottish government and the Lothian Health Protection Team around any further matters arising from these circumstances.”

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Assistant Mike Kitchen fired by Panthers after report he kicked player

Assistant coach Mike Kitchen will not return to the Florida Panthers next season among a series of staffing changes announced Tuesday.

TSN reported Kitchen kicked a Panthers player on the bench during a game in January and the team held an internal investigation. A team spokeswoman did not immediately respond to an email seeking confirmation.

Kitchen oped out of coaching in the NHL’s post-season for personal reasons, saying in July: “It was a difficult decision to say the least but the right decision for me and my family.” The 64-year-old rejoined coach Joel Quenneville behind the bench this season for the first time since 2016-17, and the two won the Stanley Cup together twice with Chicago.

TSN reported Quenneville and former general manager Dale Tallon were notified of the incident after the game. The team did not renew Tallon’s contract and last month hired Bill Zito as its new GM.

Beyond Kitchen’s departure, longtime NHL executives Rick Dudley and Paul Fenton were named senior advisers to the GM, and recently retired player Gregory Campbell is the new vice-president of player personnel and development after four years in player development with Columbus. Blake Geoffrion was named assistant to the GM, and P.J. Fenton has joined the scouting staff.

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Assistant coach Mike Kitchen won’t return to Florida Panthers amid report he kicked player

SUNRISE, Fla. — Assistant coach Mike Kitchen will not return to the Florida Panthers next season among a series of staffing changes announced Tuesday.

Canada’s TSN reported Kitchen kicked a Panthers player on the bench during a game in January, and the team held an internal investigation. A team spokeswoman did not immediately respond to an email seeking confirmation.

Kitchen opted out of coaching in the NHL’s postseason for personal reasons, saying in July: “It was a difficult decision to say the least but the right decision for me and my family.” The 64-year-old rejoined coach Joel Quenneville behind the bench this season for the first time since 2016-17, and the two won the Stanley Cup together twice with Chicago.

TSN reported Quenneville and former general manager Dale Tallon were notified of the incident after the game. The team did not renew Tallon’s contract and last month hired Bill Zito as its new GM.

Beyond Kitchen’s departure, longtime NHL executives Rick Dudley and Paul Fenton were named senior advisers to the GM, and recently retired player Gregory Campbell is the new vice president of player personnel and development after four years in player development with Columbus. Blake Geoffrion was named assistant to the GM, and P.J. Fenton has joined the scouting staff.

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Kitchen not back with Panthers amid report he kicked player

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Assistant coach Mike Kitchen will not return to the Florida Panthers next season among a series of staffing changes announced Tuesday.

Canada’s TSN reported Kitchen kicked a Panthers player on the bench during a game in January and the team held an internal investigation. A team spokeswoman did not immediately respond to an email seeking confirmation.

Kitchen oped out of coaching in the NHL’s postseason for personal reasons, saying in July: ”It was a difficult decision to say the least but the right decision for me and my family.” The 64-year-old rejoined coach Joel Quenneville behind the bench this season for the first time since 2016-17, and the two won the Stanley Cup together twice with Chicago.

TSN reported Quenneville and former general manager Dale Tallon were notified of the incident after the game. The team did not renew Tallon’s contract and last month hired Bill Zito as its new GM.

Beyond Kitchen’s departure, longtime NHL executives Rick Dudley and Paul Fenton were named senior advisers to the GM, and recently retired player Gregory Campbell is the new vice president of player personnel and development after four years in player development with Columbus. Blake Geoffrion was named assistant to the GM, and P.J. Fenton has joined the scouting staff.

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N.J.’s top RB Audric Estime picks Michigan State | 3rd Garden State player to join Spartans’ 2021 class

New Jersey’s top running back Audric Estime is a Michigan State Spartan after committing to Mel Tucker this weekend. A 6-1, 225-pound pound senior at St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, N.J.), Estime has received over 25 offers, and is a big bruising throwback runner with burst. Although in-state Rutgers had built-in recruiting advantages, Estime will take his talents to East Lansing following a summer trek to the school.

“A lot of time went into this decision. I had a lot to think about. Me, my family, my coaches and friends,” Estime told NJ Advance Media Sunday. “After all that, we thought that Michigan State would put me in the best position to fulfill my dreams and goals. And they had the best academic program, too.”

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Estime has long been rumored a Michigan State lean, but when did he actually know he’d pick the school?

“I think I knew a couple days ago, I want to say about Tuesday,” Estime said. “I just woke up and was like, ‘Yeah, I’m ready. I want to be my own man. I’m locked in. I’m going to make it happen.’”

Rutgers was initially branded the team to beat with former head coach Augie Hoffmann now coaching running backs at the school. But Estime’s been on the Spartans’ trajectory since an unofficial visit to East Lansing in July, where he was joined by teammate and fellow four-star Geno VanDeMark.

The players weren’t hosted by coaches (due to the recruiting dead period), but were provided an itinerary which included specific stops they were to make while calling certain coaches at predetermined times to interact virtually. I like to call them Coronavirus age unofficial visits, which circumvent restrictions put in place to keep recruits off campus, but don’t technically break any rules.

“Honestly, that visit my eyes opened up even more,” Estime said. “I said to myself I could see myself playing in this stadium and living in this town. That’s when things started to heat up a little bit.”

But that didn’t make breaking the news to his former head coach any less hard.

“It was super-hard telling (Hoffmann) I won’t be teaming up with him again,” Estime said. “I don’t like to break the hearts of people I love. So it was hard for me and it was definitely hard for him.”

Hence, Hoffmann will likely continue to have a relationship with Estime despite his choice. But Rutgers wasn’t the only school Estime had trouble saying no to.

“So was the University of Iowa,” he said.

But, is the door to his recruitment 100 percent closed?

“I’ll still talk to some schools here and there,” he said. “But, as of right now, I’m locked in (with Michigan State) 100 percent,” he said.

And it all began with a visit.

“The week after that when I was talking with my family about it, I would say

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Ex-NFL player running for House as Republican blasts Democrats as ‘narcissists and sociopaths’

A former NFL player and current GOP congressional candidate slammed leaders of the Democratic Party during an interview Sunday, accusing the party’s leadership of being devoid of empathy.

During an interview with “Sunday Morning Future” on Fox News, Burgess Owens was asked by host Maria BartiromoMaria Sara BartiromoAngus King: Ending election security briefings ‘looks like a pre-cover-up’ Kennedy: Destruction in Louisiana from Hurricane Laura will ‘take your breath away’ Ratcliffe defends end of election security briefings, accuses lawmakers of leaks MORE for his opinion on the policies pursued by “Democrat-led cities” around the U.S.

“I truly believe this, Maria, that the Democratic Party, what really draws the type of people, I’m talking about leadership, now, they draw narcissists and sociopaths,” Owens told Bartiromo.

“These are people who have no empathy for anyone else. They love misery,” the Utah Republican candidate continued.

Owens added during the interview that Americans were coming around in favor of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump slams Nevada governor at rally, takes aim at mail-in voting Former NFL coach Mike Holmgren slams Trump pandemic response, throws support to Biden Watch Live: Trump rallies supporters in Nevada MORE‘s agenda, calling it “refreshing” to see “Americans across the country put aside the politics and politicians, and vote and focus on their values.”

The former safety for the New York Jets and Oakland Raiders is running for a House seat against Rep. Ben McAdams (D-Utah), and recent polling of the race suggests that Owens and McAdams are tied among voters in the district.

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