T.S. Eliot once asked: “Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?” Where indeed? We seem to have a severe information overload nowadays while knowledge scrambles to keep up and wisdom is left far behind.This was clear during the recent spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank where spoken and printed words flowed in great profusion, keeping a global (but virtual) audience busy downloading briefs, webinars and…
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- World champion veered off track halfway through race
- Mercedes driver fought back from ninth place to finish second
Lewis Hamilton has said he believes that reacting well to setbacks can define a Formula One driver. The world champion insisted he refused to even countenance giving up after a mistake that may have ended his race at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Instead the British driver acknowledged his error, fought on and drove a stunning comeback from ninth to finish second.
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Toward the end of World War II a suicide wave swept the areas of Germany occupied by the Red Army. Florian Huber’s new book blames the influence of Nazi anti-Bolshevik propaganda and the mass rapes by Russian soldiers
When Emma Corrin announced on Instagram that she was “ur fave queer bride” the world seemed, at least in that moment, born anew in a rainbow-hued wash of acceptance.
In the early weeks of 2021, amateur traders backing meme stocks like GameStop, AMC Entertainment and BlackBerry captured the world's attention.
With the poignant sight of the widowed Queen, the world glimpsed an era that is not just ending, but inevitably on its way
You could barely see her, but you could glimpse the future. Maybe it was the sepulchral gloom of the dark wooden stalls of St George’s chapel, or perhaps it was the restraint of a TV director keeping their distance, respecting the privacy of the moment, but the Queen was hardly visible in the live coverage of her late husband’s funeral on Saturday. Masked and in an unlit corner, the monarch was all but unseen.
When the camera did catch her, it made for a poignant sight: the widow alone, an image that “broke hearts around the world,” in the words of the Washington Post, but one that will resonate in the UK especially. Even the sternest republican has long admitted that an extraordinary bond exists between Elizabeth and the people who have been her subjects for nearly seven decades. Now, if anything, that bond will be strengthened. Continue reading...
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Millions more around the world watch the service across online channels, including YouTube.
He'd only just arrived in Australia from Wales, but teenager Brian Robson quickly realized that he'd made a big mistake by emigrating to the other side of the world.
The eyewear company Luxottica is the biggest maker of high-end eyewear in the world. It is run by an Italian billionaire who shows no sign of slowing down at nearly 86. In fact, the company just got bigger.
This moving documentary attempts to modernise a musty film narrative about LGBTQ people and sport with plenty of verve but not quite enough context
There’s overwhelming precedent in film for the separation of LGBTQ stories and those told within the world of sport – two often diametrically opposed parts of life with very little crossover. What crossover there is has often been reductive or bleak, either poking fun or revealing a dark underbelly of intolerance and players forced to remain in the closet. It makes the prospect of optimistic documentary Steelers: The World’s First Gay and Inclusive Rugby Club much more welcome – and a way to modernise a musty narrative.
Steelers is a modest film, both in production values and scope, in ways that sometimes work and sometimes don’t: the affecting small moments are often in need of a bigger picture to make them soar. It’s made by one of the London-based club’s former players, Australian reporter Eammon Ashton-Atkinson, who is narrator, director, writer and editor, telling the story of three queer people involved with the team as they compete against other gay clubs in the Bingham Cup. Continue reading...
After more than a decade of experimenting, a trio of Malaysian farmers say they have found the right concoction of nutrients and treatments to successfully grow Japanese muskmelons, one of the world’s most expensive fruits.The farmers at Malaysian company Mono Premium Melon regularly rub the melons with a soft cloth or glove, a practice called tama-fuki said to enhance their flavour, and play classical music over speakers in the greenhouses, which is believed to stimulate growth.“Every single…
Longyearbyen on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen is the world’s northernmost town. Some 2,400 people from some 50 nations live in the town despite the freezing Arctic temperatures in the Svalbard archipelago.
Leora Krygier bought a postcard written by a World War II British solider at a LA thrift store in 2003, and embarked on a year-long, continent-spanning mission to track down its writer.
Los Angeles officials have announced an effort to return the valuable Manhattan Beach property to the descendants of Willa and Charles Bruce
On a recent morning, Duane Yellow Feather Shepard, 69, sat on a grassy hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean, steps away from one of southern California’s most pristine beaches.
To visitors from around the world, it’s an idyllic stretch of coastline and a prime surfing spot. To Shepard, it’s the site that conceals a painful history. Continue reading...
Louis Heathcote produced what has been called 'one of the most extraordinary shots in snooker history' during his World Championship qualifier. The 23-year-old found himself snookered by Ryan Day, pinned tightly against the edge of the table and behind the black ball. He then hit the ball at the pocket to the right hand side of the table only for it to rebound off it, down the table, striking the yellow and seeing the ball fall into the pocket Continue reading...
The Sikh Federation (UK) has organised a three-hour-long virtual Vaisakhi event on Saturday for members of the Sikh community in the UK and around the world.
The celebrated choreographer created roles for her. The critics hailed her. Yet her death a year ago went unnoticed in the dance world.
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Her new role is just one of several changes in the world of broadcast news as the industry adjusts to shifting viewer habits.
An air show in Cocoa Beach, Florida, was interrupted when a World War II-era plane crash landed into the water, feet away from beachgoers.
A photo symbolizing “love and compassion” of an 85-year-old Brazilian woman getting her first embrace in five months from a nurse through a transparent “hug curtain” was named the World Press Photo of the Year on Thursday.
With smartphones seemingly ubiquitous in the industrialised world, sleep researchers have confirmed what many already suspected – technology is disrupting human sleep in ways we still don’t fully understand.
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Aid groups are struggling to feed thousands of vulnerable families in Lebanon amid highest food inflation in the world.
A ballot over the future of employee relations in an Alabama warehouse gripped the US. That shows how politics is shifting
Goliath beats David isn’t half as good a story, but it is the usual way of the world. So last week’s news that Amazon has fended off an attempt by workers to form its first ever US trade union is unsurprising, if sad. What intrigues is the volume and variety of support that the struggle won across the US and the world, from faith leaders to the NFL players association to Republican ever-hopefuls such as Marco Rubio. In that intensity of interest lies the real surprise: the change in popular politics towards both big business and workers.
As battles go, it was always ridiculously lopsided. In one corner you had the world’s richest man sitting atop corporate America’s second-largest employer, in perhaps the most anti-union country in the rich world. Opposing him were workers and activists in Alabama, one of the most conservative of all US states, trying something never attempted before in the land of the free: to unionise an entire Amazon warehouse, those hangars full of consumer goods and crushing conditions for workers that together define our way of life. No wonder Jeff Bezos won last week, with workers at the Bessemer warehouse voting more than two to one against forming a union. That result allows Amazon to continue hiring and firing at will. It also brings to a halt perhaps the most watched union drive in the US in years. The future of industrial relations inside a giant warehouse in the Deep South became a subject of debate across Europe, so vast is Amazon’s empire. In the UK, the GMB and Unite are both looking to organise more Amazon employees. Continue reading...
Anyone who saw Lee Korzits win world windsurfing championships would have no idea that she was going through
Further evidence has emerged that the world can no longer hold warming to 1.5 degrees without overshooting the mark and using new technology to scrub the air.
Dan Evans has produced the finest win of his career to beat world No 1 Novak Djokovic in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters. Evans beat the Serbian in straight sets 6-4, 7-5. 'I'm just happy with how it went' said the British No 1, adding it was 'one to tell the grandkids that you beat the world No 1'. Djokovic, however, was less than pleased 'this has been one of the worst matches from my side that I can recall ... I felt awful on the court, it's just one of those days.' Continue reading...
Protecting individual rights from government overreach is at the core of what sets the US apart from the rest of the world. It helped the country break free from a monarchy and withstand the pull of fascism, dictatorships and communism.
Compared with last year, when mosques around the world were closed because of the coronavirus, this Holy Month has limits, but friends and family, too.
Neglected by art history for decades, Jo van Gogh-Bonger, the painter’s sister-in-law, is finally being recognized as the force who opened the world’s eyes to his genius.
The controversial firm is accused of hacking the phones of dozens of human rights activists around the world as well as journalists from Qatar-based Al-Jazeera television
Sami Tamimi, one of the most successful Palestinian chefs in the
world and co-owner of the Ottolenghi chain of restaurants in
London, presents a fusion of traditional and contemporary cuisine in
his latest book. He also explains what his beef is with Israeli chefs
The little creatures have been found nowhere else in the world and show how their ancestors looked millions of years ago
What will it take to get the choir of Washington’s Skagit Valley — and the rest of the world’s choral musicians — back together again?
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Demirören Media launched its new digital platform, Dramax, which has a subscription system for users around the world besides Turkey, at an online press conference on April 14.
There is hardly a country in the world that is as deeply divided as South Africa. But in the town of Makhanda, blacks and whites have joined forces in an effort to throw out the city's corrupt administration. They could change the country if they succeed.