The prophet of language to the American people

Samuel Johnson a great lexicographer once said he loved all mankind except Americans, who he called  pirates, robbers and rascals. The American dialect, the English they spoke revealed the “ corruption to which every language widely diffused must always be exposed.” Thomas Jefferson saw the adulation of Johnson as an obstacle to America’s development and…

Anti-ageing start-up raises $100m

Juvenescence is a biotech start-up seeking to increase human longevity, has closed a $100m funding round after its Series B financing, the UK-based company has been valued at £413.54m (US $500), and is lining up for a stock market listing next year. Jim Mellon, the investor who chairs Juvenescence, has influenced other billionaires to buy…

What is this article 370 & Kashmir controversy

  My colleague from US messaged me today and asked “What is this article 370 & Kashmir controversy all newspapers are taking about and why is Pakistan so upset? Will this result in war with Pakistan now?” I told him “ Look, 5 years ago  Facebook acquired Instagram. Isn’t it? Now, If Mark Zuckerberg announces…

Commuter compensated £27.6k after slipping on pigeon droppings

A passenger received a £27, 602, compensation pay out from Network Rail after they slipped on pigeon droppings ( Pigeon Guano) at Paddington station and could have caught the infection a yeast-like fungus called Cryptococcus. Network Rail has paid out £ 951, 360 in the last five years as compensation for slips, trips and falls…

RBI cut interest rates for the fourth time this year

The Reserve Bank of India has cut interest rates  for the fourth time this year  joining other central banks from New Zealand and Thailand as monetary authorities scrambled to respond to concerns that the US-China trade war will drag down their own economies, particularly after China’s decision this week to let its currency weaken. “Domestic…

Floods again in Kerala. 46 killed over 50 missing

Heavy rains gusty winds and widespread landslides created havoc in several areas of Idukki, In Kerala, India. In Ernakulam  heavy rains have submerged  Mahadeva Temple  after water level in Periyar  river increased. A year ago India’s flood-ravaged Southern state of Kerala  proved so deadly as they witnessed the worst flooding in a century. Kochi airport…

Weak Pound lifts off services from gloom

According to a  survey of business executive the services sector industries were helped by weaker pound partially offsetting the manufacturing and  construction industries’ woes. The IHS Markit Purchase managers’ index for services rose to 51.4 in July 2019 from 50.2 in June 19, the highest since October 2018. Although service activity grew in July, the…

“Find Your Strength and Sparkle Your Way to the Top”

  Michelle, an American-Italian Diva, is not your average Diva, advices readers to “ Keep Your Shit Together”, “ Give Good Face” and “Be Thankful You’re a Misfit” Michelle Diva’s book give powerful positive and polished tips from her vogueing days in downtown Manhattan clunes in the 90s to her successful career in radio and…

Whaley Bridge dam Collapses

Town evacuated as dam wall collapses. Police tell Whaley Bridge’s 6, 500 residents to gather at a school amid fears a reservoir could burst. Engineers are pumping water from the 300-million-gallon Toodbrook Reservoir amid fears it could burst and swamp Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire. A severe flood warning has been issued for the River Goyt…

India’s biggest coffee chain commits suicide

VG Siddhartha the founder and owner of India’s largest coffee chain, Café  Coffee Day, allegedly committed suicide and his body has been found by fisher men near a river on the outskirts of the southern city of Mangalore according to police. VG Siddhartha went missing on Monday after apparently walking away from his car and…