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Women sacrifice their health to shield families from spiking costs

  • Rising inflation is widening gender gaps, say charities
  • Women report skipping medical care to feed families
  • Campaigners sound alarm over government austerity measures

By Nita Bhalla

NAIROBI, Sept 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When the pain started in Agnes Wachira’s chest almost six months ago, the Kenyan mother-of-three dismissed it as a symptom of the daily grind of working long hours hand-washing clothes in the narrow lanes of Nairobi’s Kawangware informal settlement.
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12Sep/22

Andrew Brown AKA Doctor Troller Becomes Top 3 Richest NFT Artist With Net Worth of £200 Million GBP

Chelsea-based digital artist “Doctor Troller” is the alter ego of a creative street troller and prankster borne from the streets of London. Doctor Troller is currently one of the world’s top 3 richest NFT artists, with a net worth valued at £200 million GBP in 2021. The crypto artist made headlines in April 2021 when he sold £20,000 GBP worth of NFTs in 20 seconds after launching his digital artwork online. Continue reading

08Sep/22

Digital nomads have rejected the office and now want to replace the nation state. But there is a darker side to this quest for global freedom

Dave Cook, UCL

A ‘network state’ is ideologically aligned but geographically decentralised. The people are spread around the world in clusters of varying size, but their hearts are in one place.

In June 2022 Balaji Srinivasan, former chief technology officer of the Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange, published an ebook entitled The Network State: How To Start a New Country. It is the latest in a flurry of utopian visions by self-styled digital visionaries, crypto believers and web 3.0 evangelists who are lining up to declare the death of the traditional concept of countries and nationhood.

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01Sep/22

Will Pakistan floods spur better climate disaster planning?

  • Disasters globally worsened by lack of planning
  • Cash shortages, lack of political will contribute to risks
  • Disasters often share causes, pointing to ideas for action

By Laurie Goering

LONDON, Aug 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A third of Pakistan is underwater, with at least 1,100 people dead – including 380 children – but monsoon rains “on steroids”, likely fuelled by climate change, are not the only cause of the nation’s misery.
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22Aug/22

British Luxury Brand Temperley London to Implement MySize’s MySizeID Apparel Sizing Tech

MySize, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYSZ) (TASE: MYSZ.TA) (“MySize” or the “Company”), an omnichannel e-commerce platform and provider of AI-driven measurement solutions to drive revenue growth and reduce costs for its business clients, today announced it has entered an agreement with Temperley London, a luxury British fashion brand, to license its MySizeID apparel sizing solution. Continue reading

22Aug/22

Paramount, Foo Fighters and the Hawkins Family Join Forces to Present THE TAYLOR HAWKINS TRIBUTE CONCERT – A Global Music Event Honoring the Life and Music of a Rock Legend

Featuring Performances by Foo Fighters, Travis Barker, Nandi Bushell, Martin Chambers, Chris Chaney, Chevy Metal, Stewart Copeland, Josh Freese, Liam Gallagher, James Gang, Violet Grohl, Omar Hakim, Justin Hawkins, Shane Hawkins, Joshua Homme, Chrissie Hynde, Alain Johannes, Brian Johnson, John Paul Jones, KESHA, Greg Kurstin, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Brian May, Krist Novoselic, Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Luke Spiller, Supergrass, Roger Taylor, Rufus Taylor, Lars Ulrich, Wolfgang Van Halen with a special appearance by Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock

More Surprise Guests and Appearances to be Announced

Paramount (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA) will join forces with Foo Fighters and the Hawkins Family to present the all-star global music event, The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert, across the global media and entertainment company’s portfolio of leading broadcast, cable, streaming and digital brands. Captured live September 3rd at Wembley Stadium in London, directed by Joel Gallen and produced by Emer Patten for EP-PIC Films & Creative, the concert will feature the biggest names in music joining together in celebration of the life, music and love of one of modern music’s most beloved figures. Continue reading

11Aug/22

Issey Miyake – a conceptual fashion designer for the many

Noorin Khamisani, University of Portsmouth

Designer Issey Miyake has died aged 84, leaving an indelible mark on the fashion world. He was celebrated for clothing that responded to the body in movement and which was conceptual in design but also completely appropriate for the everyday. His garments were often based on simple geometric shapes made in finely pleated fabrics that resulted in new and unexpected silhouettes.

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29Jul/22

James Lovelock: the scientist-inventor who transformed our view of life on Earth

Mark Maslin, UCL

James Lovelock, the maverick scientist and inventor, died surrounded by his family on July 27 2022 – his 103rd birthday. Jim led an extraordinary life. He is best known for his Gaia hypothesis, developed with the brilliant US biologist Lynn Margulis in the 1970s, which transformed the way we think of life on Earth.

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29Jul/22

Cheap copies of GSK’s HIV prevention drug could be ready in 2026

LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) – British drugmaker GSK (GSK.L) has struck a deal to allow low-cost generic versions of its long-acting HIV preventive medicine to be used in the developing world, including sub-Saharan Africa where the virus remains a leading cause of death.

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26Jul/22

Justina Mutale at the Commonwealth Games

A woman can be many things… Super excited and totally looking forward to next week. I will be taking to the Catwalk to represent my country Zambia at the Commonwealth Games Global Catwalk by POSITIVE RUNWAY. The Catwalk Show will take place at a Gala Dinner at the conclusion of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom and will feature UK-based Diaspora Community Leaders from various Commonwealth countries, who will showcase their National Attire on the Runway… I love flying the Zambian flag. Watch this space for further details! In this photo, myself in rehearsal in preparation to strutt my stuff for the provision of Quality Education in Africa, at Africa Fashion Week in London.

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