• Life returns to Barcelona’s Las Ramblas

    Residents and tourists are back on Barcelona’s Las Ramblas avenue, paying tribute to the victims of the deadly van attack that took place there just days before. But even as life returns to the city, for those who witnessed the horror, it will never be the same. Ignacio Sanabria assisted the wounded during Thursday’s attack. […]

  • This week’s best radio: political portraits and on-the-ball podcasts

    Cartoonist and author Martin Rowson. Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian In Life Drawing (21-25 August, 1.45pm, Radio 4), the Guardian’s own Martin Rowson creates likenesses of newspaper editor George Osborne, poet John Cooper Clarke, political journalist Julia Langdon, zoologist Sarah Christie and illustrator Ralph Steadman while talking to them about their lives and the part they have played in his. Osborne points out that […]

  • QUOTES
    Gay high school students have inspirational yearbook quotes about coming out deleted in final copy

    Two openly gay students had their pro-LGBT quotes about coming out removed from their school yearbook. Joey Slivinski and Thomas Swartz, pupils at Kearney High in Missouri, had left inspirational, positive comments underneath their yearbook photographs, only to find they had been deleted in case other students found them offensive. Mr Slivinski had written: “Of course I […]

  • MOTIVATION
    Simeone says Atletico can use transfer ban as motivation

    BARCELONA, Aug 18 (Reuters) – Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said on Friday his players will dig deep in the face of adversity as they begin the new season shackled by a transfer ban and with key players missing. Atletico will be without striker Kevin Gameiro and left back Filipe Luis for the opening game at newly promoted Girona. […]

  • SUCCESS
    Drive against ultras a success

    However, J&K police data suggest 34 new faces have joined the ranks of militants Even as the joint combing operation, ‘Operation All-Out’, has succeeded in killing 35 militants in south Kashmir since April, the police’s counter-insurgency data suggest 34 new faces have joined the ranks. Police data, accessed by The Hindu, portray a grim picture of […]

  • STARTUPS
    Approvals to start-ups for tax sops multiply as govt softens stand

    NEW DELHI, AUGUST 18:   Faced with criticism over the slow pace of approvals to start-ups for tax sops, the government has speeded-up the process with as many as 55 ventures getting the go-ahead in the on-going fiscal so far as opposed to just 10 approved in the last financial year. “Approvals will be even faster […]

  • NEWS
    The Mining Charter of 2017

    The Mining Charter of 2017 has been revised and now contains new definitions, terms and targets that give clearer definitions to ensure their integration into South African mining. Mineral and Petroleum Development Act No. 28 of 2002 These terms are reanalysed in the hope that the mining industry will act in accordance with the Act’s […]

  • MOTIVATION
    How to Get Back on Track with Motivation & Habits

    It happens to all of us: you are going strong with a project, with learning something new, with a new habit or two … and things go sideways. You get derailed. This is a critical junction. If you let yourself quit, all your time and effort up until now has been for naught. If you […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    Narendra Modi to meet 200 start-up entrepreneurs today

    Narendra Modi’s meeting with start-up entrepreneurs is aimed at forging a partnership between the government and them from across key sectors. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint New Delhi: More than 200 start-up entrepreneurs and chief executives who have set up successful businesses from scratch will interact with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday on a range of issues […]