Author Archives: Loknath Das

Patriot power: How France’s alt-right seeks to sway election

France, despite its reputation as a beacon of progressive liberalism, has been at the forefront of a burgeoning pan-European far-right movement. Marine Le Pen, an anti-immigration Eurosceptic who may well top the first round of France’s presidential election on 23 April, is riding a populist insurgency that has been growing over the past 15 years. Its themes are familiar in ... Read More »

Labor Judge Says T-Mobile Must Disband Illegal Union

T-Mobile must shut down an internal program called “T-Voice” for call center employees to air gripes, a federal administrative judge ruled on Tuesday. The employee complaint program, which started in 2015, violated laws prohibiting management-run labor organizations that resemble unions, Sharon Levinson, a judge for the National Labor Relation Board, said in a 47-page decision. The ruling comes as labor ... Read More »

Seattle tunnel, among world’s biggest, takes step toward completion

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Bertha, one of the world’s largest tunnel boring machines, emerged north of downtown Seattle on Tuesday shrouded in clouds of dust and chunks of falling concrete, completing the most difficult phase of a plan to build a highway under the heart of the city. The breakthrough of the cylindrical drilling machine marks a major step in one ... Read More »

Move Over Snap, Facebook Has Its Own Stories

  This video was recorded on March 28, 2017. Mac Greer: It’s Tuesday, March 28th. Welcome to Market Foolery! I’m Mac Greer, and joining me in studio, we’ve got Ron Gross from Total Income and Jason Moser from Motley Fool Million Dollar Portfolio. Gentlemen, welcome! Jason Moser: Hey! Ron Gross: Hey, how are you? Greer: Guys, I’m good. Let’s begin with Facebook news that looks a whole lot ... Read More »

Do Millennial Men Want Stay-at-Home Wives?

Millennials, generally defined as people born between 1982 and 2000, were supposed to be the generation that forged what has been called “a new national consensus” in favor of gender equality. Indeed, in February the prominent Columbia professor Jeffrey Sachs labeled the 2016 election, where an extremely qualified female candidate lost to a man with a history of disrespecting women, ... Read More »

McDonald’s Canada Says Job Applicant Information Was Hacked

McDonald’s Canadian unit said on Friday personal information of about 95,000 restaurant job applicants was compromised in a cyber attack on its careers website. The information included names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and employment backgrounds of candidates who applied online for jobs at McDonald’s Canada restaurants between March 2014 and March 2017. The careers website was shut down after ... Read More »

The Guilty Secret of Distracted Parenting

Your phone can seem to call to you in an especially seductive way when you are a parent on playground duty. And one reason is, let’s face it, that playground duty can get old long before your children do. At a recent pediatric meeting where we discussed the new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics on screen time for ... Read More »

Remembering one of the best songs in gaming history

Gitaroo Man was a rhythm game released for the PlayStation 2 in 2002 with a port coming to the PlayStation Portable in 2006. You played by tapping the buttons as prompts flew in from all four side of the screen, while also navigating swirling lines with the analog stick. The music was great, the mechanics felt fresh and the art ... Read More »

Publishers Retreat From the Risks of Google-YouTube Advertising

The Google campus in Mountain View, Calif. The Guardian is among the organizations that have pulled advertising from Google amid concerns that it is not doing enough to prevent brands from showing up alongside offensive content. CreditJeff Chiu/Associated Press When The Guardian was made aware this month that some of its advertisements were appearing on YouTube videos from extremists, it ... Read More »

6 OF THE BEST: FOOTCARE GADGETS

Whether you’re training for a spring marathon, pounding the pavements on the school run or just in need of some TLC for your tootsies, these gadgets should help make your feet feel fantastic… SCHOLL PEDI VELVET SMOOTH ELECTRONIC PEDICURE FOOT FILE, £29.99, BOOTS Savefrom boots.comScholl Pedi Velvet Smooth Electronic Pedicure Foot File – eBoots_UKEvening ExpressSix of the best: Footcare gadgets ... Read More »