Tag: Culture

The Regulators Most Damning Quotes About Australias Biggest Bank

A damning report into Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s management, oversight and accountability was released Tuesday by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority. These are some of the findings: “A widespread sense of complacency has run through CBA, from the top down” “Senior leadership was slow to recognize, and address, emerging threats to CBA’s reputation. The consequences of …

Unleash the Burryman! Britain’s weirdest folk rituals

A fanatical folklorist has spent a lifetime cataloguing Britains strangest rites. He picks his five favourites, from blazing barrels and sacred pies to a May Day ceremony bigger than Christmas Doc Rowe is looking remarkably fresh for a man who has just been for a 10-hour hike around the Lancashire town of Bacup with the Britannia …

Fetch happens: why Mean Girls is the perfect teen movie

Tina Feys gag-filled wheeze is not enamoured with the internal politics of high school, but proves that everyone sucks the same We are still living in the world of the Plastics: in the 14 years since Mean Girls first arrived in cinemas it has spawned a straight-to-DVD sequel disowned by all the original cast and crew, …

Taj Mahal ‘at risk of being privatised’ under new heritage adoption scheme

Indias Modi government has made a controversial decision to contract out its most famous sites for million-dollar fees Heritage activists have accused the Indian government of trying to privatise historic relics such as the Taj Mahal after it launched a controversial scheme allowing companies to adopt dozens of monuments. Opposition politicians accused prime minister Narendra Modis …

Burning Man co-founder Larry Harvey dies aged 70

Harvey died in San Francisco after suffering stroke on 4 April and the festival in Nevada desert he co-created attracts 70,000 annually Larry Harvey, a co-founder of the Burning Man festival, has died. He was 70. The Burning Man Project chief executive, Marian Goodell, said Harvey died on Saturday morning at a hospital in San Francisco. …

Charter Suffers Worst Selloff in Nine Years After Shedding Subscribers

Cable-TV giant lost 122,000 TV customers last quarter CEO highlights broadband focus, says strategy still ‘on track’ added video subscribers for the first time in nearly two years and brought a glimmer of hope to a beleaguered business. But this quarter, the Stamford, Connecticut-based company lost 122,000 residential video subscribers — even more than during the …
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