Author Archives: Loknath

Ireland voices anger over EU rivals wooing finance firms from London

The Irish Financial Services centre in Dublin, one of four main alternative locations for financial firms alongside Frankfurt, Paris and Luxembourg. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Ireland has complained to the European commission that it is being undercut by rival centres competing to host financial firms looking for a base in the European Union outside London after Brexit. Last week, the US ... Read More »

Labour Party’s policy on schools giving shadow education secretary Angela Rayner ‘sleepless nights’

Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner has had sleepless nights over the Labour Party’s education policies CREDIT: PA WIRE The Labour Party lacks coherent policies on education, the Shadow Secretary has admitted, as she revealed that she has suffered “sleepless nights” worrying about it since her appointment to the shadow cabinet last July. Angela Rayner MP, a staunch supporter of Jeremy ... Read More »

Call The Midwife fans ‘can’t wait for Christmas’ after sixth series ends

Call The Midwife fans have started the countdown to Christmas as they await the next instalment of the much-loved drama. The BBC show’s sixth run wrapped up on Sunday night with a dramatic episode featuring a birth, a wedding, a death and a reunion. It will not return until the festive special at Christmas – leaving viewers wondering how to ... Read More »

The silver thread of technology that runs through future jobs

America is a country of two labour markets, with jobs aplenty for PhDs and even more for burger flippers, but not enough in between. This is a problem in an economy that consists largely of consumer spending. Donald Trump rose to office promising to bring back those middle-class jobs. But even if the US president were able to reverse globalisation ... Read More »

A week in Breitbart Sports: anger, annoyance, and an ESPN obsession

The late founder of Bretibart News, Andrew Breitbart, is seen on a T-shirt at CPAC. Like countless other sites on the cluttered web, Breitbart’s sports page just yells to its choir. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA Sport can unite people from all walks of life. It can bring together all races, colors, creeds and orientations; it can bridge the gap between ... Read More »

Education secretary heckled by angry head teachers

Angry head teachers heckled Education Secretary Justine Greening as she told a conference about her plans for new grammar schools. There were cries of “rubbish” and “no, no” as she said selective schools could close the achievement gap between rich and poor pupils. And the head of Ofsted said too many schools boosted results by removing pupils not expected to ... Read More »

Technology behind ‘all serious crime’

Technology is now at the “root” of all serious criminality, says Europe’s police agency. The returns generated by document fraud, money laundering and online trade in illegal goods helps to pay for other damaging crimes, said Europol. The wider use of technology by criminal gangs poses the “greatest challenge” to police forces, it said in a study. It revealed that ... Read More »

The opportunity in refugee finance

As the World Bank and other official lenders promote financial inclusion in development programmes, specific payment and borrowing needs around refugee communities, particularly in the Middle East and Africa, have started to come into focus. The newly formed Tent Partnership for Refugees, hosted by yoghurt maker Chobani as the successor to President Barack Obama’s private sector call to action last ... Read More »

4 new tech gadgets to expect in 2017

The fact that the markets are flooded with new gadgets everyday makes all gadget lovers impatient and they are always on the lookout for new additions in their collection, regardless of whether it is a new cell phone or any other hand held device or just about any other electronic appliance just launched in the market. Thanks to the never ... Read More »

Lifestyle: Health and wellbeing

According to the Global Spa & Wellness Summit, the wellness industry is now worth more than $3.7 trillion; not surprising given recent developments. Initially, budget gyms made fitness more accessible but, now, there is a demand for a more personal and focused service. Gone are the days of unused gym memberships and fad diets. The advent of health-related gadgets, Crossfit ... Read More »