Author Archives: Loknath Das

Trump’s devastating new travel ban is built on a harmful myth

Illustration by Ellie Foreman-Peck Donald Trump will brook no opposition to his revised executive order on refugees and immigrants, which includes a four-month ban on refugee resettlement while the administration analyses the vetting system. But as a policy, it is cruel and counterproductive, stranding some of the most vulnerable and most vetted people in the world. The fact that implementation ... Read More »

Dublin Duo Bad Sea Turned a Bad Tinder Date into Beautiful Music

Daily Discovery is a feature that highlights a new or recently discovered artist who we’re excited about. See the rest of our Daily Discoveries here. Dublin, Ireland-based duo Bad Sea have an interesting origin story, to say the least. After initially meeting on Tinder, Ciara and Alan quickly realized that a romantic relationship might not be on the horizon but ... Read More »

Seminar helps Hispanic small business owners

FRESNO, Calif. – Members of the Hispanic community had a special opportunity to learn about the complicated word of business Thursday. A long like at the Mexican Consulate in Fresno during The California State Board of Equalization’s first ever Spanish Small Business Seminar. Sandra Valenzuela opened her own cell phone store just over a year ago. The Madera business owner ... Read More »

Twitter Is Finally Dishing Out Data on Likes

Brands and agencies using Twitter’s Gnip application-programming interfaces finally have access to data on likes via the Decahose, the social network’s stream that provides a 10 percent random sample of its full real-time Firehose. Data product manager Adam Tornes announced in a blog post that likes have been one of the most requested features by Gnip API users, adding that starting Tuesday, they ... Read More »

Air ambulance lands on M62 after car overturns in three car crash

Motorway cameras captured the moment an air ambulance landed on the M62 this evening at the site of a three car crash. One car had flipped onto its side and police closed the motorway in both directions near to the Croft Interchange for almost two hours. he accident happened near junction 10 at around 5.30pm this evening. A spokesperson for ... Read More »

Is this the world’s coldest golf course?

Golfers in Russia don’t let the freezing weather stop them enjoying their sport – they play on a massive frozen lake! Fifty people turned up to take part in the ‘ice golf’ tournament which happens every year on the frozen Lake Baikal. The rules are just the same as normal golf, except that the balls are red to show up ... Read More »

Before Fatal Fire, Trouble Abounded at Guatemala Children’s Home

Family members waited for information after a fire at the Virgen de la Asunción home on the outskirts of Guatemala City. CreditSaul Martinez/Reuters GUATEMALA CITY — Long before Wednesday’s devastating fire claimed the lives of at least 21 young people, the Virgen de la Asunción home for children was hardly a sanctuary. It was instead known for further damaging the ... Read More »

Advertising Week Continues Global Rollout

For nine years, Advertising Week was just a New York thing. But in 2013, it arrived in Europe, marking the start of an aggressive global roll out wound up taking the event to Asia last year. Latin America is scheduled for fall 2017, then Australia in 2018. Beyond that, Africa will be the next stop in world domination — if ... Read More »

Now showing: Movies at the airport

Hooray for Hollywood! That’s what passengers at Oregon’s Portland International Airport were saying even before February’s official opening of the free microcinema on Concourse C. A branch of the city’s historic Hollywood Theatre movie palace, the new Hollywood Theatre at PDX has a bright, 1920s-inspired neon marquee, seating for 17 (but capacity for 49) and a $200,000 state-of-the-art projection and ... Read More »

10 health and fitness tips for the over 40s, according to Gladiators’ Hunter

If you’ve reached middle age and need some motivation to get moving, who better to turn to than a personal trainer who had a nine-year run in the hit TV sports show, and was crowned the Ultimate Gladiator in the grand finale. But don’t worry, you don’t have to train like a gladiator, embark on a 12-week programme of intense ... Read More »