This is what greets you on the home page of the Center for Humane Technology. And they plan to do this with what they term “humane design” — design that tries its best to make sure people are not addicted to technology and also by increasing their attention spans. They have been around since 2013, but I heard of them only recently, thanks to a conversation on Silk — one of India’s oldest mailing lists. The only way startups will consistently start choosing the latter option is if societal and economic factors become such that they make the humane design the rational choice. In a country like India, the third party might have to be the government, providing incentives to startups to make the humane choice.
February 19, 2018 11:06 UTC
Indian Premier League's Kolkata Knight Riders are the only team in the league who are without a captain at present. One of the names doing the rounds is Chris Lynn- one of the players retained by KKR in this year's IPL auction. Chris Lynn has said that he would love to captain the Knight Riders. While the management is yet to announce a candidate, coach Jacques Kallis had recently hinted that Lynn could be one of the players to lead the side. “I’m still learning the game over there but if given the nod then I’d jump at the chance,” Lynn added.
February 19, 2018 11:05 UTC
US hockey player James Wisniewski’s father Jim won’t be coming out to see him play on Tuesday at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after contracting norovirus. The 62-year-old American vommitted while waiting for a taxi and has been in isolation in one of two apartments his family rented for the Games. READ | Gabriella Papadakis overcomes wardrobe malfunction at Pyeongchang 2018 OlympicsThe norovirus outbreak has hit 283 people at the Pyeongchang Games, including two athletes, officials said on Monday. “He tested positive yesterday,” Wisniewski said Monday after practice. “It’s just one of those things that I guess is really, really contagious, and as of right now (I’ll) try and keep my distance from him and wish him the best.”Most of the norovirus cases are workers who have since recovered, but two Swiss freestyle skiers also fell sick with the highly contagious bug.
February 19, 2018 11:03 UTC
They recorded 126 bird species and a total bird count of 6620. After the Census, CNS members also took part in a synchronised wetland census conducted by the Tamil Nadu Forest Department in February that covered 29 wetlands. “Indiscriminate use of earth-movers have wiped out native vegetation in a number wetlands like Sottaiyandikuttai (Perur Puttuvikki), Perur Sundakamuthur and Vedapatti, Kolarampathy. The lake surrounded by farm lands attracts migratory birds. Hundreds of Small Pranticole were also spotted here along with the Siberian Stonechat, a migratory, ground-dwelling bird from Siberia.
February 19, 2018 11:00 UTC
1 / 6Not Fatima Sana Shaikh but her eyebrows have suddenly became the newsmaker. The actor, who played a wrestler in her last film Dangal, will be donning a bold and brave on-screen in her upcoming Thugs of Hindostan and her recent pictures are a proof. Recently, she shared a picture in which we can see her eyebrows slightly shaved. However, this is not the first time when a leaked still or a shared picture from the sets has given us info about the film. Here are other photos which made way to social media from Thugs of Hindostan.
February 19, 2018 10:52 UTC
Sri Lankan Parliament will debate on the ongoing political crisis in the country following the local council elections in which former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa 's new party registered a landslide victory, officials said.Former president Rajapaksa's new party Sri Lanka People's Party (SLPP) defeated Sirisena's Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the United National Party (UNP), winning 225 councils or two-thirds of the 340 councils which went to the polls on Saturday.The UNP won only 41 councils while the SLFP was a distant third with just 11 in the first electoral test of the unity government headed by Sirisena.Rajapaksa's SLPP swept the polls in a massive wave of support to the former strongman. Sirisena's SLFP suffered its worst drubbing with just 13 per cent of the vote.Dinesh Gunawardena, the leader of the Joint Opposition in parliament moved in the House this morning that parliament must as an urgent matter discuss the ongoing crisis.Speaker Karu Jayasuriya agreed to grant the three-hour debate which would mean an extension of the normal sitting hours.The trio - President Maithripala Sirisena , Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Jayasuriya - met last night in long deliberations.Sirisena was insistent on Wickremesinghe leaving the premiership while the prime minister stood his position, political sources said.Jayasuriya who is also the deputy leader of the United National Party (UNP) told the President that it was an internal issue for the UNP to make Wickremesinghe step down as the party leader.Sirisena had planned to issue a gazette notification last night suspending the current sessions of parliament, presidential sources said.The move the UNP supporters claimed was to prevent Wickremesinghe from proving his parliamentary majority to continue as prime minister.Sirisena had tried to garner the 113 required to appoint his own party man as prime minister but the move has fizzled out to due to lack of numbers.Since the election results, Sirisena has worked for the ouster of Wickremesinghe. His members in the unity government with Wickremesinghe claimed that they could no longer continue with Wickremesinghe as the prime minister.The country's religious leaders and economists have urged the political leaders to end the impasse early and bring in stability after rupee hit a record low to the dollar taking a beating from the on going crisis.
February 19, 2018 10:52 UTC
They’re also what give the place its name: TwoTrees, one of the newest coworking spaces in town. Each room opens onto spacious balconies that overlook the garden filled with birdsong: quite unlike any office space in the city. When we were looking for an office space to set up our consulting firm, we didn’t really find a place that we liked all that much. One thing led to another and the idea of starting a coworking space took root.”Also Read Park your plans and briefcases hereWork began in September 2017, and the space has been functional since January, though the formal launch took place last week. “TwoTrees is our way of addressing issues that we faced during our hunt for a space.
February 19, 2018 10:50 UTC
Welcome to HQ10, one of the city’s latest coworking spaces, launched last week. “I did my graduation in New York in 2004, and coworking spaces were an early stage concept there back then. People would take up these business centres which eventually evolved into coworking spaces. Also Read This Chennai coworking space provides naturalistic environsThis is only the first of many such centres that Manian hopes to set up. That apart, HQ10 will also host regular networking events to help their customers interact with industry insiders, look for mentorship and funding.
February 19, 2018 10:50 UTC
Ever since Chandana Madala was six years-old, she knew she wanted to be fighting the good fight in a courtroom. So how did the passionate lawyer end up running one of the city’s better known textile stores? Seven years into her practise as a corporate and tax lawyer, Chandana began to feel she wasn’t on her ideal path. Chandana admits there was a time of utter confusion, grappling with various other potential paths. But I didn’t really pursue it.”Topping textilesIn 2014, Chandana was approached by her friend Keerthi, a designer, who wanted to start a fabric store.
February 19, 2018 10:46 UTC
The two-day festival, organised by Genesis Foundation, will feature bands and artistes including Rabbi Shergill, Suraj Jagan, Thermal and a Quarter, When Chai Met Toast, Parvaaz and Unplugged. (Source: File Photo) The two-day festival, organised by Genesis Foundation, will feature bands and artistes including Rabbi Shergill, Suraj Jagan, Thermal and a Quarter, When Chai Met Toast, Parvaaz and Unplugged. (Source: File Photo)The Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival will be back with its seventh edition during the Easter weekend of March 30-31 at Baikunth Resorts in Kasauli, the organisers said. The two-day festival, organised by Genesis Foundation, will feature bands and artistes including Rabbi Shergill, Suraj Jagan, Thermal and a Quarter, When Chai Met Toast, Parvaaz and Unplugged. Sagar, Founder Trustee, Genesis Foundation, finds it “really heartening to see how the festival has grown over the years”.
February 19, 2018 10:41 UTC
Punjab National Bank (PNB) sank 8.32 per cent to Rs 115.10, extending recent losses triggered by the bank detecting over Rs 11,000-crore fraud at a single branch in Mumbai. The scrip settled 4.25 per cent up at Rs 88.30.Among the sectoral indices on BSE, the BSE Metal and BSE Capital Goods index declined 1.60 per cent and 1.56 per cent, respectively. The much awaited resumption in earnings growth seems to be back. Going forward, economic growth and robust earnings momentum can help investors create huge wealth in the years to come. Investors should follow a bottom up approach to accumulate good quality businesses, which after this correction, are available at reasonable valuations and better price points.”
February 19, 2018 10:30 UTC
Special counsel Robert Mueller. Washington indicted 13 Russians for alleged covert efforts to sway voters in the 2016 US election. Photo: ReutersMoscow: The Kremlin on Monday insisted there was no indication of Russian government involvement in meddling in US elections after Washington indicted 13 Russians for alleged covert efforts to sway voters. “There are no indications that the Russian government could be involved in this,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists, adding that Russia “has not seen significant evidence” of interference in the 2016 polls.
February 19, 2018 10:29 UTC
In other words, the E of PE is moving up faster than the P and that could be very positive going forward. Since the last two years, we have seen a very good bull market in emerging markets and this will continue and hence surpass the previous high. But any downturn in the US will of course effect all markets including emerging markets.You have made a very good point. One the fundamentals and the other one sentiment and outside factors that have no relationship to actual earnings in these emerging markets and in markets generally. I mean I cannot single out one but that is the one that comes to mind at this stage.
February 19, 2018 10:23 UTC
Tearful French figure skater Gabriella Papadakis called it her “worst nightmare” after she suffered an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction on Monday in the 2018 Winter Olympics ice dance competition. The mishap happened when the 22-year-old Papadakis leaned backwards early on and Cizeron inadvertently unclipped the back of her green costume. READ | Love is love: Televised gay kiss lights up 2018 Pyeongchang Winter OlympicsHer halter-top, complete with tassles and spangles, edged sideways to briefly expose her left breast. “It was pretty distracting, my worst nightmare at the Olympics,” Papadakis said after drying her eyes. Papadakis is not the first figure skater to have a wardrobe fail at these Winter Olympics.
February 19, 2018 10:21 UTC