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United flight proves you should forget what the boss says and just be good to one another: Mochama. A company pays you for your labour — not so you can abdicate all moral responsibility.

United flight proves you should forget what the boss says and just be good to one another: Mochama

By now, you’ve seen the video of a doctor being dragged off a United Airlines flight. For obvious reasons, it is upsetting. Les profits « ahurissants » des banques dans les paradis fiscaux. After Seeing These +15 Maps You’ll Never Look At The World The Same. The reason why certain countries looks bigger or smaller than others is because of something called the Mercator Projection.

After Seeing These +15 Maps You’ll Never Look At The World The Same

Putting a 3D planet on a two-dimensional map was something of a challenge for early cartographers and so a Flemish geographer and cartographer named Gerardus Mercator came up with a solution. In 1569 he designed a map that could be accurately used for navigation purposes, but the downside was that his system distorted the size of objects depending on their position relative to the equator. Interface neuronale : un humain corrige les erreurs d'un robot. Turnbull kicks the energy hornets' nest and goes Full Metal Export. I wonder when, months ago, Malcolm Turnbull decided to go to war against state-based renewable energy targets as a means of trying to wedge Labor on climate policy, and show voters his government cared about hip-pocket issues – whether he ever imagined he’d be standing behind a podium, making threatening noises about gas exports?

Turnbull kicks the energy hornets' nest and goes Full Metal Export

I strongly suspect not. It really doesn’t loom as an obvious agenda item on the bucket list of a Liberal prime minister, standing up in the prime minister’s press conference room at Parliament House and declaring: “The commonwealth government has enormous power in this area, as you know. Jay Weatherill's big energy call is a survivalist fix of last resort. If you happen to be looking on at events in South Australia on Tuesday with confusion, let’s keep it simple.

Jay Weatherill's big energy call is a survivalist fix of last resort

Think of South Australia as an energy survivalist, battening down the hatches and hoarding the canned goods, and perhaps it will start to make more sense. On Tuesday, the SA premier, Jay Weatherill, committed to sourcing $550m worth of canned goods. A new gas-fired power plant. A massive new battery farm. Charlot ministre de la vérité, par Frédéric Lordon (Les blogs du Diplo, 22 février 2017) Frontline’s “Divided States of America” takes a hard look at the country’s fractures.

Among all the afflictions wreaking havoc in our nation, the most dangerous may be our collective inattentional blindness, the psychological condition that makes it possible for us to ignore abnormal objects or occurrences within our field of vision.

Frontline’s “Divided States of America” takes a hard look at the country’s fractures

We’re so busy paying attention to the blaring narrative — the barrage of insults being traded between “our” side and “theirs,” the dismissive denial of brewing problems — that we fail to notice the barbarians strolling into the castle in full view and lowering the portcullis behind them, locking out all but those they favor.

Frontline’s “Divided States of America,” airing 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday on PBS member stations, isn’t the cure for this national ailment. Banking royal commission threat grows as government clashes with banks. Pressure is mounting on the government to hold a banking royal commission with senior banking figures conceding a royal commission may now be the least worst option and the Greens one vote away from securing support for a commission of inquiry.

Banking royal commission threat grows as government clashes with banks

At the same time, relations between the government and the banking sector plummeted on Friday when former Queensland Labor premier Anna Bligh was announced as the new chief executive of the Australian Bankers' Association. Banking sources said it was a good move because Labor was leading the attack on banks and now it would have to take on one of its own icons. But the Turnbull government had its nose out of joint. A senior government figure regarded it as an insult and dangerous because the Coalition has been standing alone in defending the banks amid a clamour for a royal commission. "It's a very interesting call when you're fighting against a royal commission to appoint a Labor stalwart," said the source. Why Anna Bligh's left-field appointment may save the banks.

It was an appointment that came out of left field.

Why Anna Bligh's left-field appointment may save the banks

Anna Bligh, former Labor premier and a champion of the disadvantaged, will become chief defender of Australia's highly profitable and scandal-prone banking industry. While other Labor dignitaries have dabbled in banking after politics – former NSW premier Bob Carr consulted to Macquarie Group while former federal finance minster Lindsay Tanner advises Lazard – no-one has taken on such a high profile and challenging position as chief executive of the Australian Bankers' Association, which will see Ms Bligh become the public face of a much-maligned industry. Ted Ligety: Giant Slalom (GS) Skier's Unique Turning. Trust: the inside story of the rise and fall of Ethereum. On 20 July 2016, something happened that was arguably the most philosophically interesting event to take place in your lifetime or mine.

Trust: the inside story of the rise and fall of Ethereum

On that day, after much deliberation and hand-wringing, in the aftermath of a multimillion-dollar swindle from his automated, algorithm-driven, supposedly foolproof corporation, Vitalik Buterin, then 22 years old, announced the ‘hard fork’ of the cryptocurrency Ethereum. By making that announcement, Buterin shattered certain tightly held assumptions about the future of trust and the nature of many vital institutions that make modern life possible. He also really pissed off a lot of people. How? Well, to understand all that, first we need to talk about trust and its place in the fabric of our lives. Donald Trump Hates His New Job - The Atlantic. Have you ever had a job you loved, but one where you felt like you’d achieved everything you could?

Donald Trump Hates His New Job - The Atlantic

So you looked for a new job, went through a fairly grueling application process, if you do say so yourself, got the offer. Then you started the job, and you hated it. Worse, all the tricks you’d learned in your old job seemed to be pretty much useless in the new one. Did you ever have that experience? The Adam Ruins Everything takedown of electric cars is wrong because it's built on lazy research - The Verge. What about a spin-off for AMP's orphans? What's the future hold for AMP's three orphans?

What about a spin-off for AMP's orphans?

The $15.5 billion wealth manager has turned off the taps for three of its six business units, telling fund managers they will be run for value and capital efficiency for the forseeable future and they should not expect much love from head office. The three units in question - wealth protection, New Zealand and the Mature run-off book - are not an insignificant part of the whole. Job cuts loom if big four disappoint. With the big banks squeezed by a series of economic, regulatory and competitive pressures, cost control will be the key focus for analysts and investors this week when Commonwealth Bank of Australia reports its interim profits on Wednesday.

With analysts saying high wages and staff numbers are increasingly difficult to justify, the level of expenses will also be front of mind for investors when Bendigo and Adelaide Bank reports its half-year results on Monday and ANZ Banking Group delivers a quarterly trading update on Friday. In a recent note, Macquarie Bank analyst Victor German said the banks needed to stop viewing themselves as "highly efficient organisations" and look harder for "opportunities in reducing expenses".

Under a base case of banking revenue growth between 2 per cent and 4 per cent, Macquarie believes each of the big four could cut costs of between $400 million and $700 million over three years. How Steve Bannon captured America's spirit of revolt. So our billionaire president hangs a portrait of Andrew Jackson on his wall, spits on his hands, and takes a sledgehammer to the Dodd–Frank Act. The portrait is of the banks’ all-time arch-enemy; the reality is that the banks are going to be deregulated yet again.

And in that insane juxtaposition we can grasp rightwing populism almost in its entirety: fiery verbal hostility to elites, combined with generous government favours for those same elites. Meursault, contre-enquête eBook: Kamel Daoud: Boutique Kindle. Algerian novelist Kamel Daoud sparks Islamophobia row. Image copyright Getty Images If you want a reminder of how fractious life can feel in modern-day Europe, then take a look at the furious row in France over the writings of Kamel Daoud. Kamel Daoud is the Algerian novelist who came within an ace of winning France's top book award - the Goncourt - last year for his Camus-inspired The Meursault Investigation.

He is also an independent-minded newspaper journalist, who has won as many enemies as friends over the years for his critical articles about the state of his country. But Kamel Daoud has now announced to the world that he is giving up his newspaper work, and will focus on fiction. Kamel Daoud : « Cologne, lieu de fantasmes » What pro-Trump English professor Mark Bauerlein thinks now that his candidate is president. Mark Bauerlein The national divisions that emerged in the runup to Donald Trump’s election were largely unseen in one group of Americans—namely, the overlapping and generally liberal ranks of college professors, writers, and intellectuals.

Mark Bauerlein is an exception. An English professor at Emory University and a senior editor at the journal First Things, Bauerlein supported Trump’s candidacy, hailing it as a response to political correctness, which he views as immensely damaging to American society. He is also a hawk on immigration and a fierce patriot. Isaac Chotiner is a Slate staff writer.

Containing Trump - The Atlantic. Whatever his intellectual and political gifts, Richard Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, was a cunning and dangerous criminal. For him, issuing illegal orders was literally just another day at the office. One such day, in July of 1971 (nearly a year before the Watergate break-in), found him ordering his chief of staff, H. R. Haldeman, to execute a burglary. The president was exercised about politically damaging documents that he imagined were possessed by scholars at the Brookings Institution, a respected Washington think tank, where I now work. Australia Post reviews CEO Ahmed Fahour's pay packet. Elon Musk's Hyperloop can allow 1 hour Sydney-Melbourne travel. Situational Assessment 2017: Trump Edition – Deep Code – Medium. Lessons About the iPhone, Courtesy of "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel" - The Atlantic.

Comment Haussmann a réussi son Paris. Sex and Gender in the Victorian Era - The Atlantic. How Donald Trump Could Build an Autocracy in the U.S. - The Atlantic. How Vladimir Putin Became the Hero of Nationalists Everywhere - The Atlantic. Can Megyn Kelly Escape Her Fox News Past? - The Atlantic. March 2017 Issue - The Atlantic. Frightened by Donald Trump? You don’t know the half of it. Le changement (de banque), c’est maintenant. How Hannah Arendt’s classic work on totalitarianism illuminates today’s America. Return of the Reich – Medium. Alep, notre Guernica (3/4): la tragédie venue de plus loin. Alep, notre Guernica (2/4): le miroir tendu. Alep, notre Guernica (1/4): et l’humanité s’effondra…