Art

Africa Now Radio with Cuppy on Apple Music

Africa Now Radio with Cuppy on Apple Music

New forms of African popular music fuse traditional and contemporary sensibilities, morphing into hybridized sonic fragments that connect Joburg to Nairobi via Lagos and Accra. On this Apple Music show, Nigerian-born DJ and curator Cuppy presents the latest African sounds in their lush entirety, be it amapiano, Afrobeats, highlife, alté, house, hip-hop, Afrobongo, or kuduro. Expect only the latest and greatest sounds from across the continent, ... Full story

Education

How to Instantly Improve Google Ads Conversions | CloudApp

How to Instantly Improve Google Ads Conversions | CloudApp

Learn how to instantly improve your Google Ads conversions with the tips in this article from guest poster Owen Baker. Full story

Economics

Japan banks keep lending at record pace in July as pandemic pain persists

Japan banks keep lending at record pace in July as pandemic pain persists

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese bank lending hit a record high in July as regional lenders continued to boost loans to small firms hit by the coronavirus pandemic, central bank data showed on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective mask walks past the headquarters of Bank of Japan amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan, May 22, 2020.REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon. But the annual pace of increase in major banks’ lending ... Full story

Entertainment

Remote school is bad for kids

Remote school is bad for kids

“I just want to play with my friends!” an 8-year-old patient said, bursting into tears. This was during a recent video visit one of us had with the patient and his mother, a single parent. It’s just the two of them in a cramped apartment with no yard and no safe park to play in nearby. The mother is working from home, so poor Julian has to entertain himself quietly and alone. It has been a lot of video games and TV for the past few weeks. ... Full story

Health

Hawa Abdi, trailblazing physician who built a haven for Somali families, dies at 73

Hawa Abdi, trailblazing physician who built a haven for Somali families, dies at 73

The gunmen arrived soon after sunrise, surrounding Hawa Abdi’s hospital one day in 2010. Marching through the hallways of one of southern Somalia’s few medical centers, they shot anesthesia machines, tore up records, smashed windows and destroyed the country’s only glass incubators. In panic, mothers ripped IV tubes from their babies and rushed into the bush. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. The 750 militants, many of them teenagers, ... Full story

Law

Abuse victim accused of 'grooming' teacher awarded £1m

Abuse victim accused of 'grooming' teacher awarded £1m

Image caption James's abuser was Andrew Adams, a PE teacher at Highgate Wood School. A man sexually abused as a schoolboy has been awarded more than £1m from his teacher's employer. Haringey Council in London argued unsuccessfully the assaults by Andrew Adams had caused no long-term trauma. Despite pleading guilty to criminal charges, Adams argued in a civil case 13-year-old "James" had groomed him. Haringey said it had "strongly condemned" ... Full story

Living

Opinion | History’s lessons for Joe Biden

Opinion | History’s lessons for Joe Biden

As presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden wrestles with his choice of a running mate, the decision’s true importance probably lies less in how it might affect the course of the election than in how it might affect the course of history. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. By happenstance, the calendar itself reminds us why this is the case: Biden’s decision-making has coincided with the 75th anniversaries of critical moments ... Full story

Politics

Opinion  influence is part of his moral incapacity  Post

Opinion influence is part of his moral incapacity Post

President Trump’s ongoing attempt to dismiss or minimize Russian interference in U.S. elections is self-serving to the point of subversion. It is difficult to determine where vanity ends and betrayal begins. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. In July 2019, it was made clear to some in the U.S. intelligence community that the Trump administration wanted the modification of an assessment that Russia was actively favoring Trump’s reelection. ... Full story

Sport

Opinion | The youngest victims of the Beirut blasts face incalculable suffering ahead

Opinion | The youngest victims of the Beirut blasts face incalculable suffering ahead

Alex Rowell is a writer in Lebanon and the author of “Vintage Humour: The Islamic Wine Poetry of Abu Nuwas.”. “That sounded like a bomb,” said my wife just after 6 p.m. last Tuesday, as we lathered soap on our 2-year-old daughter in our shower. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. A lot of things sound like bombs in Lebanon, and turn out to be no more than fireworks or backfiring motorcycles. From time to time, though, they really are ... Full story

Technology

Dell's latest business Chromebook offers high-end specs and extra security

Dell's latest business Chromebook offers high-end specs and extra security

This time last year, Google and Dell unveiled the first enterprise-grade Chromebooks . Both machines offered extra security and organizational features built for businesses. Now, Google and Dell are ready to share the next generation: the Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise. The Latitude is the first Chromebook that can be configured as a laptop or 2-in-1. You’ll be able to choose between a black lightweight carbon fiber material or a grey ... Full story