A bittersweet sort of punctuation to the global mourning of South African leader Nelson Mandela came this week with the news of Idris Elba’s Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of the revolutionary politician in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. That film is only the latest mark that Mandela, and the struggles of apartheid-era South Africa, have made on art and pop culture since the 80s (Elba is the fifth actor to portray Mandela in a feature since 2007). advertisement advertisement A much earlier, musical, statement about apartheid in South Africa may have been forgotten among the tributes to Mandela–the song “Sun City,” recorded by Artists United Against Apartheid–but the project was remarkable for the sheer heft of the artists involved and, it turns out, for the ambitions of its creator. The song was recorded shortly after USA For Africa released “We Are The World,” but aside from the fact that both tracks were recorded by a … [Read more...] about Steven Van Zandt Tells The Story Of “Sun City” And Fighting Apartheid In South Africa
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Since its launch in mid-2010, transportation-on-demand startup Uber has grown from its San Francisco roots to more than 60 cities across six continents. And according to widely circulated internal documents published by Valleywag in early December, the company is on track to beat investor expectations and bring in more than $200 million in revenue by the end of 2013. advertisement advertisement But as popular as the service has been with investors, Uber has tangled more or less continuously with existing transportation businesses and regulators who’ve sought to shut the service down. In response, Uber’s waged an aggressive public relations campaign to defend its business and pricing models. The company, founded by serial tech entrepreneurs Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp, launched its service in May 2010 under the name UberCab, offering San Francisco customers a digital cross between a taxi company and a car service. Users could summon a car through an iPhone … [Read more...] about How Uber Conquered The World In 2013
Today is Akshaya Tritiya - that time of the year for many of us to buy gold. It’s believed to be an auspicious day to start new ventures as well. And because Akshaya Tritiya comes in the middle of the wedding season that is upon us already, most of us have our trips planned to local jewelers.But buying gold costs money and its prices go up and down, just like any other asset. Typically, we always suggest to be a bit cautious in buying gold to ensure you don’t go overboard (we Indians love our gold, do we not?). The good news is, this Akshasya Tritiya might just be a good occasion to buy gold. Moneycontrol has been saying for some time already.Gold prospectsClose Gold prices may move upwards in the next couple of years as the macro- economic picture changes globally. If you have been tracking US President Donald Trump’s tweets for the last couple of years, you would have noticed by now that the world trade and international relations are changing. The tariff wars … [Read more...] about Country celebrates Akshaya Tritiya today; is it time to invest in gold?