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HONIARA, Solomon Islands — Millicent Barty has spent years trying to decolonize her country, recording oral histories across the Solomon Islands and promoting Melanesian culture. Her goal: to prioritize local knowledge, not just what arrived with the British Empire. But on Friday morning, when asked about the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Ms. Barty sighed and frowned. Her eyes seemed to hold a cold spring of complicated emotion as she recalled meeting the queen in 2018 with a Commonwealth young leaders’ program. “I love Her Majesty,” she said, sipping coffee on the Solomon island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific, 9,300 miles from Buckingham Palace. “It’s really sad.” Reconciling a seemingly benevolent queen with the often-cruel legacy of the British Empire is the conundrum at the heart of Britain’s post-imperial influence. The British royal family reigned over more territories and people than any other monarchy in history, and ... Continue reading →
In August 1720, the East India Company’s Council in Bombay received a letter from their factors and merchants based in the city of Mocha. They had expected this letter for some time. It was the practice for the factory’s staff to report on their activities regularly as Mocha was the entrepôt for the coffee markets of Yemen, in which the Company had invested heavily. The letter contained the expected business news of the factory and the shifting political situation in Yemen, which had been growing more and more fraught in the preceding few years. Despite all this, the East India Company’s investment in coffee was yielding good results and the Council could feel comfortable in the knowledge that their men in Mocha were managing their affairs well. With this letter came a list of the factory’s expenses, the salaries of guards and domestic servants, the pay given to the company’s four merchants and the costs of running the factory itself. One of ... Continue reading →
What is serverless computing? The backend services are provided to the end-users using an effective method called serverless computing. Businesses around the world shift their operational responsibilities to third-party services providers using this native cloud architecture. So that they don’t have to worry about the basic architecture as they write and deploy the code. The serverless architecture model is one of the best cloud execution models. The computer resources and the storage needed to implement a certain piece of code are often changed and allocated by the cloud services providers under the cloud execution model. Although the servers are used during the entire process, the provisioning and the maintenance of these servers are taken care of by the service providers. Users don’t have to concern themselves with these types of issues at all. Even though there are several cloud vendors who provide better products and services, the ultimate choice most of the business ... Continue reading →
The devastating intensification of extreme weather is laid bare today in a Guardian analysis that shows how people across the world are losing their lives and livelihoods due to more deadly and more frequent heatwaves, floods, wildfires and droughts brought by the climate crisis. The analysis of hundreds of scientific studies – the most comprehensive compilation to date – demonstrates beyond any doubt how humanity’s vast carbon emissions are forcing the climate to disastrous new extremes. At least a dozen of the most serious events, from killer heatwaves to broiling seas, would have been all but impossible without human-caused global heating, the analysis found. Most worryingly, all this is happening with a rise of just 1C in the planet’s average temperature. The role of global heating in supercharging extreme weather is happening at “astonishing speed”, scientists say. “The world is changing fast and it’s already hurting us ... Continue reading →
In just half a day, the Indian women's chess team went from the near-certainty of a gold medal at the Chess Olympiad to the dismay of a bronze. They still made history - as the first-ever Indian women's team to win a medal at an Olympiad. The Indians were no underdogs. Koneru Humpy, Harika Dronavalli, Tania Sachdev, R Vaishali and Bhakti Kulkarni - a delightful mix of long-serving mould-breakers and young prodigies - were the top seeds in the women's section. It helped that neither Russia nor China participated in the Olympiad. The Indians were within touching distance of gold for the most part of their campaign - and in sole lead heading into the final round - before an awry 1-3 loss to USA. Tania and Bhakti bungled their lower board games while Humpy and Vaishali held on to draws. Tania, unbeaten with eight points from 10 games until the last round, struggled to come to terms with an inexplicably terrible last day. She lost to America's Carissa Yip, and was evidently ... Continue reading →
A woman wearing a cerise pink dress sits at a desk. Her backdrop a crisp white wall, a generic piece of artwork peeks into shot. 'Pocket Rocket’ by Cochise plays, as the following text appears: *Aged 18-40. How to make 100K with no experience.* She’s giving off major aspirational vibes as she points to different suggestions popping up around her – in time to the music, of course. It’s a TikTok video, after all. First it’s ‘stripper’ (spelled ‘skripper’, presumably to foil TikTok’s filter). It’s a ‘no’, indicated by red cross emojis. Then ‘Only Fan$’, also ‘no’. But it’s a ‘yes’ to ‘Affiliate Marketing’ and ‘Trading and Investing’. Hashtags are things like #bossbabe, #girlswhotrade and #affiliate. And just to reiterate, you can’t be over 40. Viewers must then DM this woman (whose Insta stories are full of her with other glamorous ... Continue reading →
Last week, Huy Fong Foods announced that it was halting production of its popular hot sauce. Why? Not enough chili peppers, said the company’s executive operations officer, citing weather conditions in one Mexican region. One person with detailed knowledge of Sriracha, Huy Fong Foods and the hot sauce’s dedicated following is Griffin Hammond, a documentary filmmaker, journalist and the director of the 2013 documentary “Sriracha.” “David , back when I was filming the documentary, was proud of the fact that every bottle of Sriracha can taste a little bit different,” Hammond told Grid. “He’s proud of the fact that it’s a natural farming process, but that also brings risk with it.” Still, there’s no reason to panic just yet: “I think realistically, there’s a lot of Sriracha out in the world,” Hammond said. “They don’t sell directly to consumers, they sell to distributors, so there is a lot of ... Continue reading →
Introduction React is a library that is highly popular because of its features and functionalities provided for developing web and mobile apps. Its simplicity and flexibility allow developers to build applications quickly and it is estimated that more than 1300 developers and 90,000+ sites utilize ReactJS. You can create large web apps that can change data without reloading the page repetitively. It is used for handling the view layer and creating reusable UI components. React has evolved quite a lot in recent years, and has several modern and new features introduced. If you’re planning to build a ReactJS application, then you’re reading the perfect blog where we’re going to discuss the top React practices to adapt in 2021. So, let’s get started! React JS Best Practices to Learn and Adapt in 2021 Use Higher Order Functions In React, one of the best ways to achieve the DRY principle that is Don’t Repeat Yourself across components is to make use ... Continue reading →
As the name suggests, micro habits require minimal motivation and effort to accomplish. Eventually, this little habit will build on top of itself into something bigger and better for you and your goals. It's like when you start running. You may only be able to make it half a mile. But, eventually, you'll be cruising through marathons. Overall, micro habits have the ability to transform every aspect of your life. And that certainly applies to your productivity. Here are 21 mico habits that can be done in about a minute but will boost your productivity by 100% over time. 1. Read 3-pages of a book before bed. You don't want to hit the hay when you're in a bad mood. Or, even worse, after you've filled your brain with garbage like reality TV. Yes, it's understandable that you'd like to decompress before going to bed. However, what you do before bed can affect how well you wake up and how you feel throughout the day. The answer? Read something uplifting and ... Continue reading →
1 of 7 British singer-songwriter Rick Astley poses for a portrait before a concert at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., on June 17, 2022. Astley has joined New Kids on the Block, Salt-N-Pepa, and En Vogue for the 57-date "Mixtape 2022" U.S. arena tour this summer. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) NEW YORK (AP) — How does Rick Astley handle one of his songs being part of the biggest internet meme of all time? He rolls with it, obviously. “Listen, let’s face it, ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ has sort of become something else,” he says. “The video and the song have drifted off into the ether and become something else, and I’m ever so grateful for it.” That song turns 35 this year and is still very much alive, buoyed by a second chapter as a gentle joke wherein someone baits you with an enticing online link, which points instead to the video for this 1987 dance-pop smash. It’s called Rickrolling. Thirty-five years ... Continue reading →
From a layman’s perspective, imparting subjective knowledge and triggering mental development are the two main objectives of education. But from a scholar’s point of view, education enables and empowers people and it provides them with diverse knowledge, expertise and skills. Education equips people with basic values and ethics to make them sharp enough to deal with the real world. Therefore, the objectives of education in today’s world are to transfer social heritage, physical, mental, social, moral, cultural, vocational and character formation, entrepreneurship development, citizenship training and so on. As universities and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) move towards academic reforms, an ecosystem that is both flexible and innovative is being created at present. Former Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal at the inauguration of the 16th FICCI Higher Education Summit 2021 in February 2021 highlighted the significant emerging trends in the ... Continue reading →
Over the past four decades, private equity has become a powerful, and malignant, force in our daily lives. In our May+June 2022 issue, Mother Jones investigates the vulture capitalists chewing up and spitting out American businesses, the politicians enabling them, and the everyday people fighting back. Find the full package here. After 16 years at the helm of Houdaille Industries, CEO Jerry Saltarelli wanted out. Since 1941, he’d poured his heart and soul into the company, starting out as a young lawyer and moving up the executive ranks. As CEO, he’d helped the company transform from a manufacturer of bumpers and shock absorbers into a nationwide construction and machine tools conglomerate. With the company on solid footing, he was ready to retire, but there was a problem. Houdaille—cash-rich and with minimal debt—was the kind of company in vogue with the corporate raiders of 1970s Wall Street, and the New York Times declared that a ... Continue reading →
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