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Steel crisis: David Cameron urged to take personal charge of talks

Unite said the government’s handling of the crisis last week had been an “absolute disaster” Union leaders are calling on David Cameron to take personal charge of talks to prevent the closure of Tata Steel’s Port Talbot plant. They have accused Business Secretary Sajid Javid of “taking his eye off the ball” and say the PM needs “to get a Read More


These apps can help you survive moving mayhem

Moving is stressful. Really stressful. Actually, it’s a nightmare. I recently survived the move from Washington to San Francisco with the help of technology. Here are the apps and services that I found to help get me across the country and make my new city feel like home. Don’t have time to pack it? Get your stuff shipped with Shyp. Simply open the Read More


Sensex jumps 130 points, Nifty above 7,750 ahead of RBI policy; Adani Group stocks hog limelight

The S&P BSE Sensex gained 130 points in trade on Monday, while broader CNX Nifty jumped above its key 7,750-mark ahead of RBI monetary policy to be announced on Tuesaday at which it is expected to cut interest rates by at least 25 basis points. The headline indices rallied tracking mixed trend seen in Asian markets after solid US payroll Read More


Student accommodation shortage attracts A$1.2bn investment in Aus, NZ

Brisbane-based Blue Sky Alternative Investments has partnered withGoldman Sachs in a $1bn deal to fund between 5,000 and 10,000 purpose-build student beds across Australia and New Zealand over the next three years. “We are looking for future sites to buy and develop right now around the country and New Zealand as well” The partnership marks US investment heavyweight Goldman Sachs’s entry Read More


Global obesity rates expected to soar in next decade

“One-fifth of adults worldwide will be obese by 2025,” The Guardian reports, while The Sun warns that the “UK’s population to be fattest in Europe” by the same date. These are just some of the conclusions of a major modelling study of global obesity trends. The study used data covering 19.2 million adults in 186 countries, which was then used to Read More


Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca link to Brink’s Mat robbery

Gerard Ryle, director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), said the leaked documents covered the day-to-day business at Mossack Fonseca over the past 40 years. “I think the leak will prove to be probably the biggest blow the offshore world has ever taken because of the extent of the documents,” he said. The documents show 12 current or Read More


Drone plane startup nabs funds from Paul Allen, Jerry Yang

How’s this for a flight plan to get a drone delivery service financially aloft? Carry cargo that’s of live-saving importance, fly long-range fixed-wing aircraft in uncongested skies, and score a government as your first client. That’s the atypical approach being taken by Zipline, a Bay Area startup that has raised $18 million in funding from the likes of Yahoo founder Jerry Yang, Microsoft co-founder Paul Read More


9-year-old girl Milla Bizzotto is the youngest competitor in a 24 hour US Navy seal obstacle race

DON’T let the tutu fool you — Milla Bizzotto is one bada** little girl. The 9-year-old from South Florida weighs just 24kg and is making headlines as the youngest competitor to complete the Battlefrog race BFX24, a 24-hour obstacle course designed by the U.S. Navy. She raced 58 kilometres, swam eight kilometres and completed 25 obstacles which included a rope Read More


Claims that man flu ‘really exists’ are unsupported

“Man flu really does exist,” reports the Mail Online in a massive leap from the results of a small study that didn’t look at flu at all. The study actually looked at why women are more likely to have autoimmune conditions such as lupus. Autoimmune conditions are when the immune system wrongly starts attacking healthy tissue. So, despite the suggestive headline, the Read More


How can wearable tech make its mark in education?

Wearable technology has long been talked about, with consumer facing products such as the Go Pro being launched in the early 2000s and then Fitbits coming out in 2009. What’s clear is the various benefits these offer consumers, for example filming whilst on the move with a Go Pro, or monitoring your daily workout with a FitBit to track improvement. Read More