A version of this story appeared in the June 24 edition of CNN's Royal News, a weekly dispatch bringing you the inside track on Britain's royal family. Sign up here. Kigali, Rwanda (CNN) Better late than never. That was the general reaction to Prince Charles' opening speech at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali on Friday. The prince will succeed his mother as head of the organization -- an association of independent states that emerged out of the ashes of the British Empire. That empire will forever be associated with slavery, and Prince Charles made it clear in his opening remarks that he wants to change the status quo and begin a dialogue about it. "While we strive together for peace, prosperity and democracy I want to acknowledge that the roots of our contemporary association run deep into the most painful period of our history," he told delegates. "I cannot describe the depths of my personal sorrow at the suffering of so many, as I continue to … [Read more...] about Prince Charles says ‘time has come’ to confront legacy of slavery
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Stephen Curry has no parallel. There is nobody like him in today’s pace-and-space era. If you teleported him into the 1980s or 90s, everyone in the NBA would think aliens had infiltrated Earth. His incomparable range, glitzy ball-handling, and spellbinding scoring prowess would not be of human form. Even in the modern league, the one he’s largely responsible for shifting, Curry is not replicable. Many players can mimic his style, or believe they have the same DNA and shooting touch to warrant a similar shot diet. But there is only one. And there are no duplicates of the greatest winner and leader of the last 10 years. Before 2014, nobody had struck the perfect balance between off-the-dribble wizardry and selfless off-ball principles – certainly not to the extent of being the focal point of the deadliest motion offense in history. In 75 years of the league’s existence, Curry is the only player – let alone … [Read more...] about Where Does Stephen Curry Rank All-Time After Fourth NBA Championship?
"Frankenstein's fish" (Image credit: rfedortsov_official_account/Instagram) A deep sea creature, dubbed “Frankenstein’s fish”, has been caught from the sea in Russia, viral photos shared by the fisherman show. The creature resembles a fish but it isn’t any ordinary one. The creature has a scary-looking pale green eye and an almost translucent catch with sweeping fins. It has a long, thresher-like tail, and has darker markings running across its small structure, making it look like it was sewn together. The post, shared by Roman Fedortsov, racked up thousands of likes. Fedortsov regularly shares stunning photos of deep sea creatures on his Instagram with his over 6.5 lakh followers. Fedortsov is a fisherman working on a trawler in Murmansk in the northwest part of Russia and unknown deep sea creatures have always captured his intrigue. He spends time searching these creatures and shares his finds on his Instagram photography page. “Frankenstein’s fish” caught the … [Read more...] about ‘Frankenstein’s fish’ fascinates Instagram: ‘Looks like a pokemon’, say users
Starry, a Boston technology company, launched a 5G broadband service in Denver late last month, one it promises will bring, for the dollar spent, much faster and more reliable broadband services to thousands of people living in apartments and condos. “There is so little choice of internet-only service out there,” said Alex Moulle-Berteaux, the company’s chief operating officer. “Many of our subscribers are cord cutters.” Starry is targeting those frustrated with the slower and sometimes spotty DSL service from CenturyLink and the faster, but more expensive and entangled packages from Xfinity. It is bringing a third option to the table, 5G wireless . For those in reach of the signal, the network provides a minimum speed of 200 Megabits per second (Mbps), up and down, for a flat $50 a month, without caps on data usage, no equipment charges and no long-term contracts. Moulle-Berteaux said the company has speeds that are five times as fast. Starry represents a “fixed” use … [Read more...] about 5G is coming to Denver, and it’s not just for smartphones: It could mean super-fast internet at home, too
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin BMW has launched yet another potentially brilliant cult classic from Europe that won’t be coming to the United States, with the BMW M3 Touring (wagon). Launched at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week, the BMW M3 Touring is based on the standard M3 sedan , but takes advantage of the BMW 3 Series Touring bodyshell to deliver a whole new level of practicality to the high-performance BMW world. It’s one of the BMW M birthday presents to itself for its 50 th anniversary, but it’s not the first M wagon, because it has also made M5 Touring models, complete with both V8 and V10 power. ADVERTISEMENT It’s not even the first wagon in the class, with Audi making the genre its own with both the RS 4 and RS 6 wagons over many generations, while Mercedes-AMG will deliver a wagon version of the next C 63. The upshot will be a mid-sized load-lugger that will hammers to 62mph in 3.6 seconds and from zero to 124mph … [Read more...] about BMW M’s First M3 Wagon Has 510Hp, But It’s Not Coming Here.
Representative image A characteristic of the ongoing market correction has been heavy selling by foreign investors. Since October last year, they have withdrawn about net Rs 2.08 lakh crore equities, as per NSDL data. Not surprisingly, indices are trading lower by about 18 percent from their highs. Apparently the nine month long winter is likely to get even longer now. Commentaries from foreign money managers and expectations from domestic analysts suggest that it will take a lot of factors to culminate for them to come back. A couple of major reasons why foreign investors have been bearish on Indian markets are rising US dollar which has also led to more yields on bonds, and monetary tightening that is likely to have a negative impact on the economy. Concerns over near-term risks including tightening monetary conditions, a slowing economic outlook, likely earnings cut for the Nifty and headwinds from higher crude oil prices will likely keep them away, say analysts. BofA … [Read more...] about Long winter on the Street set to get longer! FIIs don’t seem to be coming back anytime soon
When Netflix first launched into streaming back in 2007, the overall goal was to give people an entertainment option that was better than what they were getting on broadcast television. Now, Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos says the goal remains the same as the company prepares to launch a new advertising-supported option. advertisement advertisement “We’re a little bit away from talking about details about the launch,” Sarandos told Kara Swisher in an interview on stage at Cannes Lion Festival on Thursday. “But what I will say for sure, is what we do first won’t be representative of our goals. Want I want our product to be is better than TV. So when I think about how ads are currently served on streaming … I think there’s a lot more work to be done there.” The move to integrate advertising comes as the Netflix faces a significant bump in what’s traditionally been a skyrocketing upward trajectory over the past decade. In its most … [Read more...] about When it comes to advertising, Netflix co-CEO says it wants to be “better than TV”
by John Magee What costs 200 baht in a taxi but 30 baht on a BEAM? Chances are that you’ve seen these little purple scooters BEAMing around Phuket, particularly in the Laguna area, Patong, and Phuket Town. Indeed, they are appearing in growing numbers not only in Thailand but also, for starters, in Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Turkey, and Malaysia. I’ve been fascinated with them, both as a business and as a ride. Who’s behind it and how does it work? At the core, is a short-trip, 2-wheeled ‘personal transportation device’ gone taxi in an Uber-style business model. But there are a couple of major modifications. The company, Beam Mobility Holdings of Singapore, appears to own the wheels and the customer does the driving. All else is familiar, with tracking and management of the fleet on a server somewhere, and customer interface in a nice little app called, simply, “beam”. BMH was founded with private equity in 2018 by two Singaporeans, one of them ex-Uber. The … [Read more...] about BEAM me up! App-based electric scooters come to Phuket
The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the writers. CNN is showcasing the work of The Conversation , a collaboration between journalists and academics to provide news analysis and commentary. The content is produced solely by The Conversation. (The Conversation) Being able to socialize again may bring enthusiasm and a sense of normalcy -- but it may also increase anxiety over how your body might have changed. I am a psychologist who has studied body image for over 20 years, and I've seen how the COVID-19 pandemic could affect health and well-being in numerous ways, including body image . Gyms were closed. Self-care rituals may have fallen by the wayside as stress and hardships like homeschooling and strained finances piled up. The pandemic also took away a major way people cope: Social support through physical contact . Pandemic stress has led many people to turn to other coping mechanisms, some of which were harmful to both physical and … [Read more...] about Feeling anxiety about your body image coming out of lockdown? Here are 8 ways to combat it
General Motors Company ( GM ) stock has been battered and bruised by the recent market swoon, dropping more than 30% in just four weeks. Fortunately for market players, the decline has reached a zone of strong support , completing a bullish trade set-up that could yield upside of 30%-plus in coming weeks. Just keep in mind that this is not a long-term bottom call because the stock has been trending lower since October 2017 and could easily post new lows for the rest of 2020. Major declines rarely move in straight lines because short squeezes and dip buying generate sizeable counter-waves that yield impressive profits for well-timed long positions. Vertical downdrafts are especially vulnerable to high-percentage counter-waves because they set off oversold buying signals, attracting market timers and other technicians. These bounces can produce even stronger upside when they start at major support levels like GM's closing print on Monday. GM Long-Term Chart (2010 – 2020) … [Read more...] about General Motors Stock Could Bounce 30% in Coming Weeks