Vibrant Art Installations Infuse New Life into Abandoned Houses in This Cleveland Neighborhood

Vibrant Art Installations Infuse New Life into Abandoned Houses in This Cleveland Neighborhood

A symphony of hammers, saws and chisels pierce the early-morning silence that had blanketed Slavic Village, a neighborhood tucked away on Cleveland’s south side. As daylight creeps in, a team of artists is busily creating a series of art installations that will transform several vacant houses that pockmark the neighborhood. Called Rooms to Let: CLE, […]

How two-wheelers are weaving their way into urban transport

How two-wheelers are weaving their way into urban transport

THE streets of Beijing are thronged with two-wheeled contraptions. Some appear to be conventional petrol mopeds but as they zoom through red lights at pedestrian crossings their eerie silence and lack of exhaust reveals them as electric. Executives in suits cruise by on electric kick-scooters, looking like big kids on their way to school, though […]

Investors poured $7.54 billion into equity ETFs after rocky G7 meeting: ICI

Investors poured $7.54 billion into equity ETFs after rocky G7 meeting: ICI

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Equity exchange-traded funds, which draw a diverse set of clients including fast-trading hedge funds, attracted $ 7.54 billion of net new cash in the week ended June 13, according to Investment Company Institute data released on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) […]

U.S. – China: Winds of War Sweep into Shangri La

U.S. – China: Winds of War Sweep into Shangri La

The U.S. made its case at the Shangri La security conference in Singapore for continued America strategic leadership in 21st century Asia.  It the case solid?  Or is it what Shakespeare called “sound and fury signifying nothing”? America is clearly losing control of the master narrative for North Korean engagement.  Korean affairs at present are […]

Plans to privatise India’s flag-carrier have run into turbulence

Plans to privatise India’s flag-carrier have run into turbulence

AFTER a plane crash, air-safety investigators are dispatched to the wreckage site to find out what went wrong and ensure it never happens again. Their financial counterparts have a similar job to do with the Indian government’s proposed sale of Air India. Mooted for nearly a year, the first round of preliminary bids ended on […]

Two hackers have found how to break into hotel-room locks

Two hackers have found how to break into hotel-room locks

WHEN a hacker gets hacked, hackers hack back. That is exactly what an attendee at a hacking conference in Berlin in 2003 did when the keycard-operated lock of his hotel room got hacked. On returning to his hotel room, he found that his laptop had been stolen, but there was no evidence of forced entry. […]

Communists seek probe into alleged violations of Russia’s ‘mobile voter’ system

Communists seek probe into alleged violations of Russia’s ‘mobile voter’ system

The head of Russia’s Communist Party has asked the Prosecutor General to investigate a polling system that reportedly allowed someone to vote twice in March’s presidential election. Read more In his letter, quoted by the RBC news site in a Wednesday report, Gennadiy Zyuganov alleged that the “Mobile Voter” system had allowed for “mass double […]

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