According to the newspaper, whole areas in Alaska, Canada, Siberia and Greenland were ravaged by fire in 2019, "largely due to hot weather and a spate of dry storms", and it is not unheard of for fires in cold regions to survive underground during winter, only to emerge in spring. … [Read more...] about ‘Difficult to Kill’: Scientists Reportedly Warn of a ‘Zombie Fires’ Threat in Arctic
In Atlanta, the front of CNN Center was the scene of violent protests on Friday evening that resulted in damage to the front of the building and inside. Protests had started as peaceful earlier in the afternoon when crowds gathered in the city's Centennial Park. … [Read more...] about Day 4 of Anarchy: Crowds Defy Minneapolis Curfew as Rioting, Looting and Arson Continue – Video
Flying crew: With no food being served onboard comes no need for those pesky people. While I feel bad for jobs being lost, I can’t help but wonder if it is down to karma. But don’t despair cabin crew, if you still wish to fly, buy a ticket like the rest of us, and you will know why empathy matters. … [Read more...] about A brave new jobless world
"I don't agree with too much freedom. I think there needs to be structure. Kids that have no boundaries are quite anxious. They don't know what they can and can't do." … [Read more...] about ‘Lazy’ mum who gives kids chocolate for tea lets boy, 5, hurt himself ‘to teach lesson’
Last week Hike Messenger , the messaging app, became the latest startup to join the so-called ‘unicorn’ pack in India—companies valued at at least $1 billion. Hike has been the fastest of the pack to reach the milestone, in just about three and half years after launch. It took e-commerce major Flipkart five years, rival Snapdeal seven years and analytics firm Mu Sigma nine years to become unicorns. Hike is also the lone company in the unicorn pack that is free. It is yet to make money. Hike will only “start to try making money by 2018, perhaps 2020”, says 28-year old founder Kavin Bharti Mittal. Yet, thanks to the $175 million collected from a clutch of overseas investors (see Plenty of Funds), the app is valued at $1.4 billion. Mittal believes the $175 million raised by Hike “is like Flipkart raising $1 billion. That’s the value we see and we are the only local rich messaging app with scale in the country.” Says Vishal Tripathi, … [Read more...] about Is Hike Messenger worth the hype and $1.4 billion?