Digital banking: Mondo hopes to become the Google or Facebook of the sector

To prove the point, Blomfield blocks his card using his iPhone, just as he puts it in the self-service till at his local supermarket. The card is declined. Moments later he swipes it back on from the phone. The card is accepted. The purchase – two bananas for 40p – shows up on his iPhone […]

Young people involved in Vietnam’s fight against COVID-19

This allows holders to remain in the country if they have no other visa options and are unable to depart due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Applicants must demonstrate why they can’t meet the requirements for another visa, according to the Australian Department of Home Affairs.

Parents Are Flocking to Virtual Schools and Homeschooling. They’ll Find a Minefield.

Though groups like HSLDA boast of superior academic outcomes for homeschooled students, the lack of regulation means it’s difficult to track the real success or failure of home education. Meanwhile, high-profile cases of educational neglect and physical abuse illustrate the pitfalls of deregulation. Before David and Louise Turpin imprisoned and starved their 13 children, they […]

Was Babri Masjid demolition justified?

Speaking to the nation that night, then prime minister P V Narasimha Rao remarked: ‘The destruction of the mosque is a matter of great shame and concern for all Indians. This is a betrayal of the nation and a confrontation with all that is sacred to all Indians as the legacy which we have inherited […]

Letter from economists: to rebuild our world, we must end the carbon economy

It is Black people in America, for instance, who bear some of the highest rates of exposure to polluted air. The carbon economy amplifies and begets racial, social and economic inequities, creating a system that is fundamentally incompatible with a stable future. If we fail to act now, the present moment may merely be a […]

Design Thinking Is B.S.

I want to bring out a historic example. This is really an interesting case. And I got to know this project when I was at SVA in 2001, through my art class. The artists Komar and Melamid work as a pair. And each of them has his own body of work. So in early ’90s, […]

Save the parasites! Conservationists say the creatures are essential for the environment and should be protected before they go extinct

‘We need to recognise that there will be a diversity of responses among parasite taxa and not take for granted that every parasite is dwindling toward extinction or about to cause a major outbreak,’ Wood said.    

Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver review – a powerful lament for the American dream

Her most famous novel, The Poisonwood Bible (1998), follows a Baptist missionary and his family into the wild Congolese jungle, as he realises the so-called savages are just as hard to tame as the terrain. The arrival of an unprecedented swarm of orange butterflies on an Appalachian mountainside serves as a fiery warning about climate […]

Car dealer Pendragon to slash 1,800 jobs and shut 15 showrooms

Unite assistant general secretary Steve Turner said: “Buffeted by the twin forces of the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing challenges Brexit poses to the sector, the future of the UK’s world-leading automotive sector and the thousands of well-paid and skilled jobs that come with it, is in doubt.