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This letter was featured in Food Tank’s newsletter, released weekly on Thursdays. To make sure it lands straight in your inbox and to be among the first to receive it, subscribe now by clicking here. Get ready, Food Tankers: This fall is shaping up to be transformative for global food systems, and we’re right in the middle of it. On all levels, nationally and globally, food is at the center of the agenda—and we have to meet the moment. In the United States, the first White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in more than five decades happened just last week. Now,…

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Simon Calder, also known as The Man Who Pays His Way, has been writing about travel for The Independent since 1994. In his weekly opinion column, he explores a key travel issue – and what it means for you.In aviation, if it looks too good to be true – it may still happen. I am flying out to Marrakech for the annual convention of Abta, the travel association, on Monday morning. My return fare for 2,800 miles of air travel aboard the world’s safest airline, Ryanair, is £57.A reader named Malcolm is also off to Africa – but to Johannesburg,…

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5G is finally here. The much-awaited next-generation network services were launched in India recently, which are expected to unleash new economic opportunities and societal benefits. 5G has the potential not only to spark a digital revolution but also impact the future of work. It has the potential to drive the engine of economic growth across all sectors and industries. However, how will it impact real estate? Industry experts say 5G is anticipated to increase security with improved encryption, segregated networks and user authentication. However, the growing volume of data travelling across networks, along with more IoT devices, may enhance eavesdropping…

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“Are you guys into crypto????”, Kim Kardashian asked her 331 million Instagram followers last June. The post in question may have seemed harmless to her fans among a sea of social media posts promoting endless digital currencies. But it stood out to the US federal government. “This is not financial advice but sharing what my friends just told me about the ethereum max token,” posted the reality TV star and trainee lawyer. Ms Kardashian was promoting EMAX tokens, a crypto currency offered by EthereumMax. But there was a problem: the $250,000 (£222,000) paid promotion included the hashtag #ad but failed…

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Stock futures fell slightly on Friday morning as investors looked ahead to September’s jobs report for further clues into the Federal Reserve’s tightening campaign.S&P 500 futures dipped 0.17%, while futures tied to the Nasdaq 100 slipped 0.30%. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were little changed.Advanced Micro Devices’ stock fell in overnight trading after the chipmaker warned its third-quarter revenue would be lower than anticipated. Levi Strauss shares slipped following a cut to its guidance.Major averages closed lower during regular trading but are on pace to cap their best week since June 24 and finish about 4% higher. The Dow fell…

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Households’ energy use “doesn’t make any difference” to national energy security apart from at peak time, the climate minister has argued. Graham Stuart said there were “good reasons” why people may want to take measures such as having a shower instead of a bath “because it cuts their energy bills”. “Most of the time, except in peak [time] because of the nature of our energy system, it doesn’t make any difference to our energy security,” he told Sky News. “It’s different in Germany, it’s different in Holland. The last thing you want to do is tell someone ‘switch things off for…

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This is an excerpt from Global Politics in a Post-Truth Era. You can download the book free of charge from E-International Relations. Jean Baudrillard’s contribution to the discussion about the content and meaning of the postmodern condition remains important (Best and Kellner 1991, 111–145). His reflexive insights on the economic, ideological, cultural and technological phenomenon of neo-capitalism and so-called globalisation (Ritzer 2007), or whatever now is classified under the label of platform capitalism (Srnicek 2017), must be regarded as an integral component of a broader philosophical and theoretical discourse on the specific form and operation of post-war capitalism on a…

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