Gaza Sky Geeks, the only startup accelerator in the besieged Palestinian territory, is hoping to raise some cash. Its latest crowdfunding campaign has a simple goal: to keep electricity flowing to its co-working space in Gaza City. The accelerator is hoping to acquire a generator to keep electricity running longer than the six hours per day that Gaza residents typically get. Since 2007, the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip has been under an economic and military blockade, under which Israel and Egypt have sealed its borders and limited the population’s access to various goods and raw materials, including gas and electricity. The controversial blockade is viewed as a necessary anti-terrorism measure by some and a devastating human-rights violation by others. Gaza Sky Geeks, however, is focused less on the politics of the war-torn region and more on its mission of fostering entrepreneurship in a territory with the highest unemployment rate on the planet. advertisement … [Read more...] about Gaza’s only startup accelerator needs money to keep the lights on (literally)
There is a belief that if you have sound knowledge of the finance sector, it gets easy to land a job as a financial adviser. Many are of the view that once you make money for a few clients, it gets easier to build a successful career.But, is it all about just selling a product? Not really, a financial adviser needs to ensure how she/he can build a good reputation with a client and how you can cross-sell products for their advantage.Close In this episode of the Future Wise podcast, Moneycontrol's M Saraswathy talks to Managing Director of IIFL Securities R Venkataraman to understand how one can become a successful financial adviser. related news JNU students not alone in protesting against fee hike: Here are varsities missed by national media Taking Stock: Bulls charge D-St! Ujjivan Small Finance up 50% on listing day Hot stocks: One sell, two buy ideas for 7-9% returns Tune in to the Future Wise podcast for more.If you have any queries or suggestions please do write to … [Read more...] about Future Wise podcast | Beware financial advisers! Reskill, or robots could take your job
Who would have thought that a 25-minute documentary shot in Uttar Pradesh’s Hapur district, based on the stigmas around menstruation, will make India proud and pin us back on the wall of Academy Award winners?Well, Period. End of Sentence has achieved this feat by winning the Oscar for the Best Documentary in the Short Subject Category at the 91st Academy Awards on February 25.Directed by 25-year-old Iranian-American director Rayka Zehtabchi, the film is a take on the taboos around menstruation that still exist in India’s hinterlands. It portrays the sheer obliviousness of the women about sanitary hygiene during menstruation, leading to their reluctance to use products such as sanitary pads.Close Shot mostly on hand-held cameras and adopting a conversational narrative, the film juxtaposes people’s ignorance of the biological phenomena and the women’s drive to alleviate the stigma, even though hesitantly, when a … [Read more...] about Period. End of Sentence | India-based documentary film on menstruation wins Oscar
The experience, gushes the hotel website, will be delightful, with staff who will be your new best friends; luxuries beyond the dreams of Caligula. Just look at this shot of a couple lounging in bathrobes that are so fluffy they’ll have to sit on their suitcases when they steal them. advertisement advertisement Yet it’s not really infinity pools, spas, and marble staircases that create a hotel experience. Hotels could have risen to the challenge of designing for those of us mentally and physically incapacitated by long-haul travel, stress, alcohol or a day on the floor of CES. After all, designing for vulnerable people has led to some great breakthroughs. Oxo Goodgrips are a range of kitchen utensils created for arthritis sufferers. They became bestsellers because we can all benefit from a more comfortable potato peeler. That Aeron chair you’re probably sitting on was designed for elderly people. Nike’s Flyease, created for people with disabilities, is … [Read more...] about I’m Fluent In 5 Computer Languages. Why Can’t I Switch Off The Bedside Light In A Marriott?
It’s about to get a little easier to reenact the ice lake scenes from Game of Thrones thanks to more cheap flights to Iceland. WOW air is expanding to four new cities in the United States, and while their flights won’t be faster than one of Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons, they will offer direct service to Reykjavik from Detroit, St. Louis, Cleveland, and Cincinnati—an expansion that will give it a total of 12 U.S. destinations, USA Today reports. WOW’s new routes will launch this spring, with one-way fares to Iceland starting at $99.99 from all four cities. With fares that cheap, you’ll have plenty of money left over to spend at IKEA on your Jon Snow cosplay. If you want to continue your Game of Thrones tour, for $149, WOW will let you stop over in Iceland on your way to, say, Dorne (that’s Seville, Spain) or even King’s Landing (aka Croatia). advertisement advertisement … [Read more...] about WOW air is bringing its super cheap flights to four more American cities