Rebuilt 19 years after 9/11, New York’s World Trade Center threatened anew by coronavirus

“People are much more worried about someone coughing on them than someone blowing up a building,” said Vishal Garg, chief executive of mortgage refinance startup Better.com, headquartered at 3 World Trade Center on the site known as Ground Zero.

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

And therein lies the problem with his game. Despite looking like one of us, despite speaking our language and making references that only we could ever understand, Scott Pilgrim nevertheless represents some uncomfortable things about the state of gaming today. Ubisoft-licensed, it is the videogame of the movie of the comic book, its very existence […]

Column: Remote work is here to stay. Here’s how to make it work

Policing agencies that are geared to deal with law and order in the physical world, must gear themselves better to deal with online crime. Above all, the police must develop mechanisms to collaborate with their peers in other countries. And finally, informational privacy and security must become part of the mainstream discourse a lot more […]

Face to face with Radovan Karadzic

“Erdemovic, and the Krstic case, had a huge impact”, says Harmon. “This was at a time of total Srebrenica denial by the Serbs. And there was Erdemovic, saying he couldn’t kill any more, sitting in a café having a cup of coffee while over the road – closer than the wall of this café here […]

South African miners’ families back Julius Malema’s call for nationalisation

Siphiwo Gqala, 25, said he sometimes spends up to 14 hours a day underground but does not receive overtime pay. “It’s dangerous work,” he said. “Sometimes you go down there and a rock falls and you die. Big vehicles can come and kill you.” Recalling Thursday’s massacre, he said: “I’ve never seen something like that: […]

Tuesday briefing: Brexit talks head for bitter end

There are concerns the government appears poised to renege on parts of the withdrawal agreement, with legislation to be published on Wednesday that would leave customs checks on goods crossing the Irish Sea at the UK’s discretion – rebutting terms that are meant to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland, and setting […]

Wednesday briefing: England under rule of six

Owen Farrell will miss Saracens’ European Champions Cup quarter-final against Leinster in Dublin next week after receiving a five-game ban for the high tackle that flattened Wasps’ teenage fly-half Charlie Atkinson on Saturday. The double Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya appears to have lost her long-running legal battle against regulations requiring women with high testosterone […]

Friday briefing: Rio Tinto CEO quits after cave furore

US reels amid wildfires – More than 500,000 people in Oregon, amounting to more than 10% of the population, have been forced to evacuate as unprecedented wildfires rage across the state. Overnight the president, Donald Trump, made an emergency declaration approving federal assistance. Wildfires in the American west have killed at least 15 people and […]

Defiant residents rush to prepare as Florence barrels towards Carolina coast

Because of her 10-year-old son and a six-week-old pitbull she’s fostering, Jackie Sage, 40, didn’t want to be stuck in the car so she hoped her house would hold up. Florence is the first major hurricane she and her family will weather, having moved to a house on the beach two years ago from Cincinnati.

Don’t have enough dosh to spend on a Prada gown, Gucci bag or a Rolls Royce? Just rent it!

While this isn’t a challenge, there is always that one question the promoters face: why is a garment or shoe rented out for so many thousands of rupees for two to three days, or why do they have to put a deposit down. Bhatia says, “I have spent a lot of time educating people. The […]