“It’s the creatives, stupid.” advertisement advertisement On the August evening that opens the Edinburgh International Television Festival, Kevin Spacey is giving the keynote speech, a jeremiad against his hosts delivered with all the fervor of a Tea Party populist railing against Washington. The Oscar-winning thespian looks like a politician, his hair perfectly in place and his suit a somber charcoal. He emotes like a politician, too, as he launches into a withering takedown of the traditional way that Hollywood makes television, lambasting everything from the pilot process to TV executives (“those network people”) who are always “sticking their fingers in creative decisions and having opinions about everything.” And like the scheming pol he plays on House of Cards, the Netflix drama whose first season debuted in February 2013 and for which Spacey earned an Emmy nomination, Spacey offers his speech in silky soundbites uttered in his … [Read more...] about Netflix: The Red Menace
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Delhi Congress president and former chief minister Sheila Dikshit announced on March 5 that the Congress will not be stitching an alliance with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) from Delhi for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.She declared that a unanimous decision was taken that there will be no alliance in Delhi, and that the decision was taken in a meeting presided over by party chief Rahul Gandhi.What ensued before the announcement?Close Since the time talks of an alliance between the two parties have been doing the rounds, it has been clear that the AAP national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been keen on an alliance in order to take on the BJP, while the Congress has not been so enthusiastic about it. related news CBI carries out searches at 13 locations in Rs 568.52 crore bank fraud 200 recommendations of Swaminathan report accepted by govt: Agri minister Believe Congress will take 'good decision' about leadership: Sachin Pilot Before Dixit declared her decision … [Read more...] about Explained | Why is the Congress reluctant in forging an alliance with AAP in Delhi?
After months of research, failures, and reconfigurations, and weeks spent at sea traveling to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and back, The Ocean Cleanup’s device—a 2,000-foot long floating tube that skims the surface of the water to catch plastic trash—has returned to shore. And with it, it brought back 60 bags, sized one cubic meter, full of plastic trash, everything from fishing nets to plastic bags to microplastics one millimeter in size. advertisement advertisement The end of the first voyage for The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch nonprofit that hopes to rid the world of ocean plastic, is the end of a long journey for founder and CEO Boyan Slat, who first presented the concept of his device at a TEDx talk in 2012, and has spent the last seven years designing, funding, and deploying it. Now that it’s actually working—pulling debris from the giant vortex of trash that has collected in the Pacific ocean—the next step for the … [Read more...] about The Ocean Cleanup device has returned from the Pacific Garbage Patch with its first load of plastic
Senior Congress leader and former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan on Saturday said his party must be assertive and have a voice in decision making in the coalition government it is part of along with the Shiv Sena and NCP in Maharashtra.There needs to be balance among the three parties that have formed the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi government led by Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, he told news channel ABP Majha.He said the three parties have come together on a common minimum programme and are bound by the Constitution of the country, and on this "there will be no compromise".Close Queried on whether he or Prithviraj Chavan, both former CMs, would be part of the Thackeray government, he said it was the prerogative of the Congress leadership to decide on this. related news Ashok Chavan takes aim at BJP on Ajit Pawar's tweets Balasaheb Thorat new president of Maharashtra Congress? No place for MNS in Opposition alliance in Maharashtra: Ashok Chavan "It is not about me or … [Read more...] about Cong must be assertive, no delay in portfolio allocation: Chavan
Global payments technology major Mastercard has joined hands with Federal Bank to provide an additional layer of security for digital transactions.Mastercard has entered into a partnership with Federal Bank to offer identity check to the bank's cardholders, it said in an announcement.Mastercard Identity Check is a global authentication program that uses the latest authentication standards of EMV 3-D Secure to provide an additional layer of security for digital transactions and facilitate higher approval rates, improving the authentication experience for merchants, issuers and cardholders.Close It provides banks with a secure and user-friendly way to authenticate cardholders without the use of static passwords, increasing approval rates. related news PMC Bank depositors' worries to be taken up with RBI: Minister Edelweiss MF launches Bharat Bond ETF; offer to end on December 20 The facility decreases online shopping cart abandonment, reduces fraud and improves conversion … [Read more...] about Mastercard ties up with Federal Bank for identity check security for digital transactions