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Internet disruptions wreak havoc on global economies. Avoiding them is dangerous, but lucrative.
Israel and the world: The pummelling of Gaza has cost Israel sympathy not just in Europe, but also among Americans. Israelis are debating how to respond
“Neel Kashkari, candidate for California governor, poses as homeless man" by Christopher Cadelago
Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari was five days into his job search and down to the last $5.75 when he turned to a homeless shelter for food.
He had boarded a Greyhound bus from Los Angeles to Fresno with just $40, a backpack, some clothes and a toothbrush with one objective: find a job.
“I offered to do anything: wash dishes, sweep floors, pack boxes, cook meals, anything,” Kashkari wrote in a guest column published in The Wall Street Journal on Thursday.
“I went to dozens of businesses in search of work but wasn’t able to get any. In seven days, I didn’t see a single ‘Help Wanted’ sign, but I did see plenty of signs that fast-food outlets now accept food stamps.”
Now strapped for cash and trailing significantly in public opinion polls, the job search –also documented in a 10-minute video posted to YouTube – marks perhaps the most unconventional move yet for a candidate struggling to attract attention for his campaign.
In the video, Kashkari fumbles for money to buy a pair of bananas and sleeps on park benches and in private parking lots. Looking ragged in a tattered t-shirt and baseball cap, and sporting a five o’clock shadow, he describes waking up outside a courthouse and being doused by the sprinklers.
“Here are the 35 countries one flight away from Ebola-affected countries" by Gwynn Guilford and David Yanofsky
The Ebola virus outbreak of 2014 is unlike any past pandemic. With more than 670 West Africans dead, it has already killed 50% more people than the first—and, until now, deadliest—outbreak in 1976. That may be because this year’s involves the most lethal strain of the five known Ebola viruses. But its mysterious arrival in bustling West Africa also marks Ebola’s urban debut; past outbreaks have been confined to the remote jungles of central Africa.
If that could happen, where else could Ebola go? In theory, to quite a few global hub airports. Flights out of major airports in the affected countries arrive in 39 airports in 35 other countries. There are seven in Europe, in the UK, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain and the Netherlands; four in the Middle East; and three in the US (Houston, Atlanta and New York).
Despite the article’s advice, I’m gonna start panicking now…
Where coding meets the catwalk: Coder and model Lyndsey Scott showcases the ever lowering barriers between the worlds of fashion and technology, having created iTunes available apps and walked for the likes of Calvin Klein. We spoke to the 29 year old about her twin careers, how technology has helped her fashion career, and breaking the mold.
Photography: Thomas Giddings
Styling: Sarah Cobb
Hair and make-up: Sarah Appleby
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