Monthly Archives: December 2013

Looking back at WW I; the uncomfortable parallels that exist today with the era that led to the outbreak of the first world war

As the New Year approached a century ago, most people in the West looked forward to 1914 with optimism. The hundred years since the Battle of Waterloo had not been entirely free of disaster—there had been a horrific civil war … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, News and politics, Trends, World / International Affairs | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Top H-1B Employer to Hire 10,000 U.S. Workers

In what might be — at least in part — a bid to make nice with critics of its H-1B hiring, IT outsourcing company Cognizant Technology Solutions has announced plans to hire 10,000 workers in the U.S. over the next … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, News and politics, Technology & Science, Trends | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

China’s Successful Moon Rover Launch

China hailed the successful launch of a moon rover in the early hours of Monday, in a project that the government hopes will catapult its plans to put a man on the moon sometime after 2020 and explore deeper regions … Continue reading

Posted in News and politics, Space, Technology & Science, Travel, Trends, World / International Affairs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment