Author Archives: Loknath Das

Want to Stop Fascism? Start By Taming the Finance Sector.

It’s budget season, and—like Washington, D.C’s trademark cherry blossoms—a perennial myth about federal finances has re-emerged on Capitol Hill: That only taxpayers pay for the things the government buys. Asked on Morning Joe about cuts to everything from the Environmental Protection Agency to Meals on Wheels, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney went for the heartstrings: “One of the questions ... Read More »

Hip-hop: Education and liberation

Whether it’s at kindergarten craft tables or lecture hall podiums, here’s what we know about great teachers: They amplify students’ voices. They seek to understand the whole student, what tickles their sense of being. They are service-oriented, often putting the needs of the classroom above their own. They work long hours for brief, informal recognition to cultivate curious, competent individuals. ... Read More »

Living life as a university blogger

Upper Hutt’s Callum Tokorangi has been selected as one of 10 first-year University of Auckland students to write for The Inside Word, the university’s blog. From Fresher Flu to the perils of wet weather, one former Upper Hutt College student is detailing the highs and lows of his first year at university. Callum Tokorangi was one of 10 first-year students ... Read More »

Pinelands member taking social media critics to court

BRIDGETON – A state Pinelands Commission member is taking 14 people into state court over alleged insults on social media, including one unsympathetic lyrical comparison to the devil, because of her support for a natural gas pipeline. Vineland resident Jane Jannarone claims, in a lawsuit filed in Cumberland County Superior Court on March 20, that the postings set out to ... Read More »

Suddenly, you’re a technology company. Now what?

Traditionally, organizations in the industrial sector and the technology sector looked for different strengths, skills and strategies from their marketing communications and PR teams. Now, however, with connectivity and digitization on the rise, industrial brands are increasingly asking themselves how to prepare for a future in which their products are judged as much by their intelligence and ability to share ... Read More »

China Mobile Ltd. Wants More Broadband Customers

IMAGE SOURCE: GETTY IMAGES. What happened with China Mobile this quarter? The world’s largest mobile phone network (about triple the size of the two largest American carriers combined) saw profits sliding in the face of higher total sales. The value of U.S. dollars against the Chinese yuan also increased 7% year over year, limiting China Mobile’s dollar-value revenue growth while ... Read More »

Here’s the latest entrant in the Internet of Things in healthcare market

The Breg Flex sensor device and mobile app for remote virtual rehabilitation Physical therapy is a big part of orthopedic care, and as the era of bundled payments take hold, albeit with a pause here and there, virtual rehab is poised to take off. Traditional widget makers are sensing an opportunity in this trend. Take Breg, the sports medicine manufacturer and ... Read More »

Letting States Decide Health Coverage Could Make It Harder To Buy

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, says the latest version of the GOP bill would let states decide on required benefits. A last-minute attempt by conservative Republicans to dump standards for health benefits in plans sold to individuals would probably lower the average person’s upfront insurance costs, such as premiums and deductibles, say analysts on both ... Read More »

What Is A Reasonable Budget For A Gaming PC?

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg What do you think is a reasonable budget for a gaming PC?originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Jae Alexis Lee, Technology Enthusiast, on Quora: Gaming PCs can be financial bottomless pits. That said, there are three price points that ... Read More »

ICC news March 20, 2017 ‘New ICC finance model arbitrary, not agreeable’

Rahul Johri (left) has spelt out the BCCI’s objections to the new financial model in an email to the ICC © SLC The ICC’s new constitution will “convert” the nature of the world governing body and “adversely affect” the autonomy of its members, according to the BCCI, one of the strongest opponents of the proposed document. In a comprehensive communication ... Read More »