Before the most recent flight I took from JFK to my hometown, a 90-minute hop across the state of New York, I asked the flight attendant for a drink. “Do you need a double?” he asked, after seeing my likely nervous-looking face. A few minutes later he brought me a plastic cup filled with Johnny Walker wrapped in a napkin, free of charge. advertisement advertisement I have an irrational fear of flying that I usually manage with self-medication, an expensive and not always convenient remedy–gulping down shots at 8 a.m. isn’t exactly ideal. So when I heard of a new (free) app that promises “to relax anxious passengers” from Japan’s All Nippon Airways, it sounded like a healthier and more appealing way to handle my flying anxiety. But can an app really cure a deep, nonsensical phobia? Taking advantage of the recently relaxed FAA regulations on in-flight cell phone use, various airlines and third parties have developed apps catering to the … [Read more...] about Can An App Cure Your Fear Of Flying?
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Hours after killing the four accused arrested in connection with the rape and murder of a veterinarian in an encounter, the Cyberabad police chief VC Sajjanar said "law has done its duty".Giving details of the incident during a press conference on December 6, he said the accused were in police custody for 10 days. On December 4 and 5, during interrogation, they confessed about the spot where they had committed the crime, he said.The accused were taken to the scene of the crime for a reconstruction of events as part of the investigation, said Sajjanar. There were about 10 police personnel with the accused when they were brought to the crime scene, he said.Close Also read | Praises and brickbats for Telangana police after accused killed in encounter related news Rahul Gandhi must return as Cong chief soon: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel PM greets people of member countries on SAARC charter day UK PM Johnson visits Hindu temple, vows to partner with PM Modi to build new … [Read more...] about Hyderabad rape and murder: Law has done its duty, says police chief VC Sajjanar
Indian karate teacher Monimala Halder took up the sport in her teens as a way to get fit. A few months ago, she and her sister used their skills to fend off two men on a motorcycle trying to grab them as they rode past."I caught hold of the pillion rider just as he was reaching out for us and we beat them up," said Halder, 35, who has seen a steady rise in the number of women seeking self-defence classes in a country where women and children have long been subjected to sexual violence.Police shot dead four men on Friday who were suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-old vet near the southern city of Hyderabad.Close Some rights groups and politicians criticised the killings, saying they were concerned the judicial process had been sidestepped, but the action was applauded by the victim's family and many citizens outraged by a rising trend of violence against women. related news IIT-Madras placements 2019: Phase-1 concludes with 831 job offers SC's 5-judge Constitution … [Read more...] about From karate to pepper spray, sexual assaults prompt Indian women to fight back
Photo by Robyn Twomey; Hair and Makeup: Renee Rael; Styling: Tietjen Fischer; Shot on location at Fioli Estate, California Bill Draper’s salt-and-pepper eyebrows grow like weeds. They are the one feature on the venture capitalist’s handsome, square-jawed 84-year-old face that give away his age; they’re also a mark of the Draper gene pool, an optometric family crest. Bill’s son, Tim, also a venture capitalist, has similarly unruly patches. And Tim’s sons, Adam and Billy, both entrepreneurs, have a tamer twentysomething variation. “Those are some power brows,” Adam says of his dad’s and granddad’s facial hair. “You meet them and you just look at their brows for a little bit–they’re like visors.” advertisement advertisement Bill has the air of a vintage businessman. Dressed in a camel-hued sports coat and burgundy dress shoes, he looks like the kind of man who wouldn’t dare enter an elevator … [Read more...] about Can VCs Be Bred? Meet The New Generation In Silicon Valley’s Draper Dynasty
What do trans women gamers, Jewish journalists, academics of color, and feminist writers have in common? All of them could find themselves targets of coordinated harassment campaigns simply because they have a presence online. advertisement advertisement Take the story of Trista (all names have been changed to protect privacy), a trans woman gamer. When she began streaming her games on Twitch, bands of harassers arrived en masse to jam up her channel with what she called “low effort, hateful memes.” Another woman gamer was called an “eBeggar,” the misogynistic gaming equivalent of “gold diggers.” On 4Chan, where harassers organized their attacks, posters organized “raids” of “SJWs” (or “social justice warriors”) against gamers like Trista, planning to “post many swasticas” [sic] and hurl ableist insults to threaten and belittle them. Or take the story of Keith, a white Jewish man, comedian, … [Read more...] about The trolls are teaming up—and tech platforms aren’t doing enough to stop them