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Blogging the Big Game: Patriots claim 13-3 Super Bowl victory

ATLANTA, GA (KXAN) — Super Bowl 53 is underway from Atlanta. The New England Patriots are considered short favorites (-2.5) to win over the Los Angeles Rams. COIN TOSS: The Rams win the toss with tails. LA deferred to the second half. The Patriots get the ball first. 1ST POSSESSION: New England’s promising, first drive was halted on Tom Brady’s first pass. ... Read More »

The Latest: Zimbabwe charges labor leader with subversion

Zimbabwe police have charged the leader of the country’s largest labor union with subverting the constitutional government. The lawyer for Japhet Moyo, the secretary general of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions said he has been charged with subversion for his role in organizing last week’s national strike that the government said degenerated into riots. The protests prompted the government ... Read More »

India’s Defence Budget is Nearly Five Times the Health Budget

New Delhi: An analysis of the government’s budget allocation on major items shows that India continues to spend approximately five times more on defence than on health care. Defence accounts for 11% of India’s overall expenditures and health accounts for 2%. India’s defence allocation this year (2019-2020) is Rs 2,82,733 crore and health allocation is Rs 63,538. The defence budget is 4.8 times ... Read More »

BLOGGING THE VIEW: Stretching those cents in January

MY very fleeting relationship with money becomes even more fleeting as the days of January roll on, and it’s time to get into Super Saver mode. Despite all my best efforts at budgeting, and promises to make that early December payment last until mid-July, the New Year always kicks off in the red. But I know I’m not alone here, ... Read More »

Education: How to prepare young people for the future

According to the World Talent Report published by Switzerland-based IMD in November last year, Hong Kong lost the first place in Asia, getting beaten by Singapore. With the report stirring much public discussion, I wish to make two observations: Firstly, an ability to solve problems is the key. Hong Kong ranked 56th globally in the list of “total public expenditure ... Read More »

“The Linux of social media”—How LiveJournal pioneered (then lost) blogging

Last April, famed writer and hero-murderer George R.R. Martin announced that he was hoisting his ancient blog from his moldering LiveJournal onto his personal website. For casual Game of Thrones fans, it was a minor hiccup at best—most clicked the new link and never looked back. For a certain strata of enthusiasts, however, this was a far more momentous move. Described as ... Read More »

Online Lives: Meet Emma Ratcliffe, the Dublin woman blogging from Spain

Emma Ratcliffe tells Denise O’Donoghue about blogging from sunny Spain Dubliner Emma Ratcliffe treats her blog and social media accounts as ‘digital scrapbooks’ of her experiences. Emma, who is living in Granada, Spain, works full time and uses her blog, Travelstylefood.com, to share her passions. “I’m fortunate enough to be able to work from home so I figured, what better place to call your home ... Read More »

Car News Of The Week: 2019 Maruti Wagon R Detailed Specs, Mahindra XUV300, Baleno Facelift Spied And More

For all the petrolheads out there, last week was a pretty exciting one. The new year marked the beginning of plenty of action to come in 2019. Leaks and reveals ruled the headlines last week and we got a complete lowdown of what to expect from the much awaited 2019 Maruti Wagon R. Another Maruti spotted last week was the Baleno facelift which ... Read More »

Samsung planning a night mode for the Galaxy S10 called “Bright Night”

First it was Huawei P20 Pro and its Night Mode, then Google introduced Night Sight with an Android Pie update for all Pixel devices, and other companies are now following. According to a report by XDA Developers, Samsung is also going in this direction and is developing a camera feature called Bright Night. It is expected to arrive with One ... Read More »

Big Tech made the social media mess. It has to fix it

After virtually every mass shooting, every high-profile hate crime over the past decade, the story played out much the same: All the warning signs were on full display on social media. As if on cue, reports circulated of social media abuse moments after the world learned the names of alleged mail bomber Cesar Sayoc and Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect Robert ... Read More »