Kabul airport bomb attacks leave over 100 dead, including 13 US military personnel – Mothership.SG – News from Singapore, Asia and around the world

More than 100 people have died in two explosions that hit crowds attempting to enter Kabul airport on Aug. 26, the reported. At least 90 Afghans and 13 U.S. military personnel were among those killed. IS claims responsibility for the attack The  reported that over 140 people were also wounded, with the Islamic State terror … Read more

The Rise of Businesses Leveraging Cryptocurrency in the Hybrid Work Era – Irish Tech News

The popularity of cryptocurrency is spurred by its ability to cut down on fees and allow more freedom in international transactions. Blockchain technology enables faster and more secure payments without any intermediaries. This is key because, as we know, today’s market economy requires instant payment processing at minimum cost. As more businesses adopt transactions in … Read more

Ten of Thousands of People Plunged into Poverty in Thailand

A recent study has found that the governments lockdowns and emergency decree decisions have plunged hundreds of thousand of people into poverty in Thailand. The study on the social and economic impacts of the public health crisis was commissioned by the Thailand Science Research and Innovation (TSRI). It also suggested solutions and recommended relief measures … Read more

Duel au sommet en F1 aux portes du Luxembourg

Après une première partie de saison à rebondissements, achevée par deux Grands Prix spectaculaires en Grande-Bretagne et en Hongrie, la F1 reprend à Spa (Belgique) avec Lewis Hamilton et Max Verstappen séparés de huit points seulement. Grand perdant des deux dernières courses, propulsé dans le mur par Hamilton à Silverstone et accidenté en Hongrie (9e), … Read more

‘They have saved our dreams’: Members of all-female Afghan robotics team land in Mexico | SBS News

Five members of an all-girl Afghan robotics team and more than a hundred media workers arrived in Mexico, fleeing an uncertain future at home after the recent collapse of the US-backed government and takeover by the Taliban. The safe arrival of the robotics team in Mexico on Tuesday was made possible by an “extensive international effort and coordination from … Read more

NSW records 1,035 new local COVID-19 cases and two deaths as 150,000 jabs administered – ABC News

NSW has set daily COVID-19 records for both new infections and vaccines, as Health Minister Brad Hazzard announced restrictions on weddings would be eased next week. Key points: There were 1,035 new COVID-19 cases identified in the 24 hours to 8:00pm yesterday — a new high for any Australian state or territory. There were also two deaths. … Read more

Denmark To Scrap All Covid-19 Restrictions

Denmark will on September 10th stop classifying Covid-19 as an “illness which is a critical threat to society”, meaning all remaining special pandemic restrictions will expire, The Local reported. In a press release issued on Friday morning, the country’s health minister Magnus Heunicke said that the high level of vaccination in Denmark, particularly among the vulnerable, had radically altered … Read more

COVID-19: Vaccine passport opponents plan to protest outside 3 B.C. hospitals | Globalnews.ca

Opponents of B.C.’s incoming “vaccine passport” system are planning to stage protests outside of a trio of the province’s hospitals. While polls show widespread public support for the measure B.C.’s newly-announced proof of vaccination program, the plan is facing opposition from a small but increasingly vocal group. Just days after British Columbia said residents will … Read more

Culture as a Strategy for Growth by Annicken Day (Webinar Summary) – Nordic Business Forum

On 26 August, our webinar series featured Annicken Day, the founder, CEO, and culture strategist at Corporate Spring. Together with Oslo Business Forum and Dfind, we sat down to discuss the topic of cultivating organizational culture to a strategy for growth. Here, we briefly list Annicken’s key insights, and if you missed the webinar you … Read more