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Business giants join the Evening Standard’s modern slavery campaign

IT giant Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), law firm Hogan Lovells, Blackstone investment group, ITN, Sport for Freedom, Omnia Strategy LLP and the Thomson Reuters Foundation are among the firms that have signed up to our statement, pledging to be diligent about eradicating slavery from

Is modern cricket uniquely democratic?

The Marxist historian C.L.R. James once wrote: “A really great batsman is to me as strange a human being as a man seven feet tall or a man I once heard of who could not read but spoke six languages.” He was referring specifically

Modern Amenities, 17th Century Details Combine in This Tuscan Villa

Locals are invited to Villa Lucchese for an annual religious ceremony, a tradition its owners have maintained over the years in their private, still consecrated chapel, in this tiny village of Aquilea in the Tuscan countryside, an hour from Florence. The property, which comes with its own

The useless design features in modern products

It was 1872 in Reno, Nevada and Jacob Davis was worried. The Latvian-Jewish tailor had previously made mostly functional items, such as wagon covers and horse blankets for the workers on the Central Pacific Railroad. But this had all changed two years earlier after

EESL to retrofit appliances in AP courts

Energy Efficiency Services Ltd has entered into an agreement to retrofit appliances for energy effciency in the law courts across Andhra Pradesh. The project will be first implemented in all the court buildings of Visakhapatnam on a pilot basis and then extended to all

Nate makes nine Atlantic hurricanes in a row—unprecedented in modern era

On August 9th, deep in the southern Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Franklin reached 85mph winds before moving into Mexico. Although the storm dropped some heavy rains over the Mexican state of Veracruz, Franklin’s effects were relatively moderate, and it was soon forgotten. But following

Liam Gallagher fans hail ‘As You Were’ as a ‘modern day classic’

Liam Gallagher fans have hailed his debut solo album as a ‘modern day classic’ after hearing it for the first time ever. ‘As You Were’ is released today, and sees Liam stepping out of the shadow of Oasis and Beady Eye to record his first

How Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet decided which roles he wouldn’t take as a heavier actor

For years, Modern Family star and two-time Emmy winner Eric Stonestreet’s most reliable work was in commercials. He starred in over 100 of them in the days when he was still grinding out a living as a working actor in Los Angeles, he tells me on the latest episode of

Jio Phone Review

The Jio Phone has been one of the most anticipated product launches in India this year. First announced at Reliance’s Annual General Meeting earlier this year, it is a 4G and VoLTE enabled feature phone, but the main reason for the frenzy around it is that it is

Apple Watch, AirPod makers are anticipating a strong holiday season: Report

Some Apple suppliers are expecting a strong Q4 as demand for AirPods and the Apple Watch surge into the holiday season. Digitimes reported that several companies that make components for the Apple Watch and AirPods — including Quanta Computer, Inventec, Universal Scientific Industrial, and two companies owned by Foxconn group