What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Follow the Puck How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite Related Posts Radio “just ain’t” what it used to be. In the olden days, you’d turn the dial, try to avoid the whistles and pops, then land on a station that plays Hotel California every half an hour. Today, you can build your own music playlists, and you can also line up a stream of talk-radio-style podcasts that cover every topic you can imagine. Here are ten of the best to listen to this year:Freakonomics RadioIf you liked the Freakonomics books, you’ll love Stephen Dubner’s podcast which is full of interviews and analyses that make you go, “huh.” It’s a solid mix of economics, social studies, and stuff that makes you think.Motley Fool MoneyIf you want to understand what’s happening in the world of business and finance, Motley Fool has always been the place to turn. Its money-based podcast airs on the radio every week in many major cities, but you can also subscribe to its take of business news on iTunes and Stitcher.Bad Crypto PodcastOne of the most significant innovations in money recently has been the growth of cryptocurrencies. If all the talk of Bitcoin and virtual coins has given you a real headache, then the Bad Crypto Podcast is your aspirin. It’s fun and down-to-earth, but it’s also a useful and clear guide through the world of digital currencies and ICOs.Random but MemorableFeel like you need to be a computer expert to stay safe online? 1Password are on a mission to change that with their security podcast, Random but Memorable. Join some of the industry’s leading voices as they navigate the often murky waters of cybersecurity. Expect friendly advice, expert interviews, and answers to your burning security questions — all delivered with a side-helping of good-natured banter.The Dave Ramsey ShowSometimes, you want your financial advice to feel personal and focused on family issues. Dave Ramsay is a financial coach who has been successful, been broke, and learned the lessons. He now brings those lessons to others. His podcasts offer common sense, life and money tips.CrimetownCrime is big on podcasts. Crimetown looks at criminal activity in a different city each season. Lately, it’s been digging up dirt on Detroit. Even if you’re not from the city, it’s interesting — and a warning to everyone. It’s only on Spotify.This American LifeIf you haven’t been listening to This American Life, you haven’t really been listening to podcasts. This is the podcast that set the standard, with true stories covering a smorgasbord of life in America. It’s always surprising and always worth hearing.UndisclosedSerial isn’t only about the failures of the justice system, but that’s precisely what Undisclosed places its focus. Each episode takes one case and explores the investigation, the trial, and the result of difficult cases. It’s frustrating and challenging, but it’s also fascinating and essential.RevealIf investigative reporting is your thing, then Reveal should be on your listening list. The topics range from national security and criminal justice to history and science. It’s like a great news magazine landing in your ears every few days.How Did This Get Made?There’s nothing like sitting down in front of a movie with a group of friends and a bucket of popcorn — and ripping shreds off the mess on the screen. How Did This Get Made? brings together a group of mates to watch very poor movies and say rude things about them. It’s hilarious.Revisionist HistoryMalcolm Gladwell is best known for his books The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers. His Revisionist History podcast takes a second look at an event, a person or an idea from the past. It’s an excellent opportunity to think again about something you thought you knew.The Curious Cases of Rutherford and FryIf science is your bag, then you really should listen to The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry. Made by the BBC and presented by geneticist Mark Rutherford and mathematician Hannah Fry, the pair answer scientific questions every week in a show filled with insight and humor.In Our TimeAnd if you really feel like expanding your mind, then the BBC’s In Our Time is like a series of university courses. Each week a group of academics come together to explain a topic from the worlds of culture, history, science, philosophy, and religion. It can be a tough listen, but it’s always an enlightening one.What’s NextThis podcast, with host Tiffani Bova, is like listening in on two friends talking over coffee. With her eclectic guest lineup including leading thinkers, Best Selling Authors, an Olympic Athlete, an NFL Coach, and a Grammy Nominated Artist all sharing what they have learned along the way, and What’s Next for companies and individuals as they look to innovate and grow both their business and themselves. Tags:#education#learning#legal#Podcasts Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces
In a bid to push for Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will be visiting the city on November 24 and 25, a statement released by Shiv Sena on Tuesday said. As per Mr Thackeray’s schedule, he will reach Faizabad airport at 2 pm on November 24 and will head straight for Shri Vidhwant Sant Pujan. He will perform ‘Sarayu Aarati’ (offer prayers to River Sarayu) on the same evening.The next day, Mr Thackeray will arrive at the disputed site to offer prayers to Lord Ram, followed by a press conference and a public meeting in Ayodhya.The Sena chief has been targetting the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and specifically Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not being able to construct the Ram temple despite having promised for the same during the 2014 General Elections campaign. Mr Thackeray, in his party’s annual dussehra rally last month, had announced that he will be visiting Ayodhya to reinitiate a movement to build the temple.
There is a term called Pyrrhic victory, which means something achieved at a loss greater than the value of the win. But the ICC hit wicket is not one. It needs to be called something worse. The ICC decision on the Anderson-Jadeja spat is blind and STUPID justice.Here were two players who brought disrepute to the game by their crass behaviour. The Indian team had charged English pacer James Anderson with pushing Ravindra Jadeja on the second day of the first Test at Trent Bridge. Anderson was charged with a level 3 offence. The English countered the charge with their complaint that Jadeja threatened Anderson. Jadeja got a level 2 charge, which was cut to level 1 by match referee David Boon and which meant he will lose 50 per cent of his match fee. Boon did this before the 3rd Test began at Southampton.India got creamed here after the heady win at Lord’s and Anderson was the man of the match for his contribution with the ball. The BCCI had sought a re-hearing of the whole case in the hope of justice. They may have thought the might of the ICC, now under sidelined BCCI chief N. Srinivasan, would have punished Anderson and spared Jadeja the penalty. Anderson has been absolved, so has Jadeja. Some justice this, man. What seems to have been struck in the bargain is the mother of all compromises, farce is a cliche.
Van Dijk full of praise for Liverpool teammate Matipby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk singled out his Reds colleague Joel Matip for praise.The Netherlands and Reds centre-back was up for the FIFA Best Player award.Despite losing out to Lionel Messi, Van Dijk was honoured to be among the final three.And he believes that playing next to a player of Matip’s quality certainly helps him show his best qualities.He said to his club’s official website: “We call him Matop because he was that good yesterday!”We need everyone, that’s the message everyone knows in the team. Yesterday he was outstanding, as were all the players. It was a massive win. We do it all together.”In this vote, the country plays a part as well and I’m very proud that things have been going well at Liverpool and in our country things have been going in the right direction too.”We have to all keep it going, that’s the only way forward.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea midfielder Mount feared long-term injuryby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveMason Mount has revealed he feared he had suffered a long-term injury against Valencia last week.The midfielder was substituted after 15 minutes during the 1-0 loss, but returned to start against Liverpool on Sunday.”As soon as I did it I thought it was going to be a long-term injury,” Mount said.”But then I iced it and it calmed down and I realised it was not as bad as I first thought. The next day I was jogging on it a little and from then I knew there was a chance of me being involved [against Liverpool yesterday].”There is still swelling there now but it is solid and I felt good and I trained the day before. I was pretty positive the day before the game that I would be involved.”He added: “You have to block the injury out of your mind and focus on the game.”When I had that chance which I felt I should have scored I rolled my ankle a little bit and it felt fine. It was fine throughout the whole game. It was solid.”Your Champions League debut, you don’t want it to end so soon, but that is football, it happened, and I try to stay positive. “I looked forward to the Liverpool game and set a goal that hopefully I could get ready for that. I feel like I am a quick recoverer and we worked on it hard and I was able to get back.”
The Toronto Stock Exchange’s main index slipped slightly lower Monday, while markets south of the border inched forward after seeing some losses earlier in the day.The S&P/TSX composite index shed 13 points to 16,026.26.The indice’s performance is tied to geopolitical tensions, said Kash Pashootan, CEO and chief investment officer at First Avenue Investment Counsel.Ongoing trouble between the U.S. and North Korea, as well as other global political issues have led to concerns about an oil supply disruption, he said, driving the commodity price higher and creating a resource-rooted rally for the exchange.However, the price of oil didn’t move much Monday — with the December crude contract gaining two cents to US$56.76 per barrel — leaving the TSX relatively flat as well, Pashootan said.On Wall Street, indices continued to question whether U.S. President Donald Trump will deliver on promised reforms, like a corporate tax cut, Pashootan said, and indices dipped into the red.“But there’s no question that the underlying enthusiasm and appetite for buying equities continues to remain strong,” he said, adding that’s what lifted indices before markets closed.The Dow Jones industrial average gained 17.49 points to 23,439.70, the S&P 500 index rose 2.54 points to 2,584.84 and the Nasdaq composite index advanced 6.66 points to 6,757.60.Pashootan expects U.S. markets to show volatility over the next couple of quarters, moving higher when optimism about Trump’s reform grows and retreating at any sign of challenges in the president’s way.Elsewhere in commodities, the December gold contract rose US$4.70 to US$1,278.90 an ounce and the December copper contract advanced roughly four cents to about US$3.12 a pound. The December natural gas contract fell about five cents to roughly US$3.17 per mmBTU.The Bank of Canada, which publishes the daily average exchange rate of the Canadian dollar, is closed in lieu of Remembrance Day.By Aleksandra Sagan in Vancouver.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.
WINNIPEG – The union representing about 2,200 employees at Safeway stores in Manitoba says a deal has been struck in contract negotiations, just hours before it had said they would be in a legal strike position.The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 832 says in a statement that a tentative agreement was reached Saturday evening with Sobeys West Inc.The workers voted 98 per cent in favour of a strike to back contract demands earlier this month, although no strike date was set.The union had said it would be legally able to strike Sunday, the day after the current contract expired.Details of the tentative agreement will be presented to the members at meetings across the province next Sunday, and a vote will be held on it then.The union says the bargaining committee will be recommending that members accept the tentative agreement.
NEW YORK — Global stocks are falling to start 2019 after more shaky economic news from China. The stock market turned volatile late in 2018 as investors grew increasingly worried about threats to global economic growth, and those concerns could define the market’s path new year as well.A government survey and one by a major business magazine showed Chinese manufacturing weakened in December as global and domestic demand both cooled. That weighed on big exporters Wednesday, with technology companies like Microsoft and Netflix and industrials like Boeing and Caterpillar taking sharp losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 300 points.The major U.S. indexes and the global market are coming off their worst year in a decade. The benchmark S&P 500 fell 6 per cent last year, its first substantial loss since 2008, and it’s fallen more than 15 per cent since late September. Many other stock indexes around the world fared even worse last year as traders saw signs the global economy was growing at a slower clip after a few years of strength.From September through the end of December, investors became more and more worried that challenges including U.S.-China trade tensions, rising interest rates, and political uncertainty could slow the economy and company profits more dramatically, and possibly tip the U.S. economy and the global economy into a recession. The U.S. economy has been expanding for almost a decade, and stocks have risen steadily over that time.The S&P 500 index fell 30 points, or 1.2 per cent, to 2,476 as of 9:45 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow fell 311 points, or 1.3 per cent, to 23,023. The Nasdaq composite dropped 96 points, or 1.5 per cent, to 6,538.The Russell 2000 index, which tracks smaller companies, shed 20 points, or 1.5 per cent, to 1,327. Most markets were closed on Tuesday for the New Years’ Day holiday.France’s CAC 40 fell 1.4 per cent and Germany’s DAX retreated 0.6 per cent. London’s FTSE 100 was down 0.7 per cent. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng tumbled 2.8 per cent and Seoul’s Kospi gave up 1.5 per cent. Tokyo’s markets were closed.Prices on long-term government bonds rose, a sign investors had concerns about economic growth and were looking for safer options. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.65 per cent from 2.69 per cent. The yield on the 2-year Treasury note fell to 2.48 per cent from 2.49 per cent.Among technology companies, Microsoft gave up 1.9 per cent to $99.60 and Apple fell 1.8 per cent to $154.88. Industrials were also weak, with Boeing down 2.2 per cent to $315.26 and Caterpillar falling 2.3 per cent to $124.16. Among internet stocks, Netflix shed 3.6 per cent to $258 and Alphabet, the parent company of Google, lost 1.2 per cent to $1,032.Benchmark U.S. crude lost 1.8 per cent to $44.59 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, slumped 1.4 per cent to $53.05 per barrel in London. Oil prices fell sharply over the last three months of 2018 as investors reacted to the possibility of weaker demand for energy as economic growth slowed.All 11 of the stock groups that make up the S&P 500 were lower Wednesday morning. All but two of them finished last year with losses, as health care and utility companies made small gains.Electric car maker Tesla sank after its fourth-quarter vehicle deliveries fell short of Wall Street projections. The company also says it’s cutting the prices of its three different cars by $2,000 each to help customers handle the gradual phase-out of federal electric vehicle tax credits. The stock gave up 9.4 per cent to $301.65.The dollar fell to 109.31 yen from 109.61 yen. The euro fell to $1.1369 from $1.1445. The British pound slid to $1.2602 from $1.2752.____AP Markets Writer Marley Jay can be reached at http://twitter.com/MarleyJayAPMarley Jay, The Associated Press
VICTORIA, B.C. – The Province of B.C. has handed out $198 million to school districts for the School Enhancement Program. A total of 176 projects from around B.C. will use the funding to make upgrades at local schools.In Peace River North, $1.2 million will be spent on roof upgrades at Bert Bowes Jr. Secondary, Robert Ogilvie Elementary and at Charlie Lake Elementary and three school buses will be replaced, costing $398,417.In Peace River South, $2.35 million will be spent on mechanical upgrades at Ecole Frank Ross Elementary and Dawson Creek Secondary and one school bus will be replaced, costing $127,562. “Students deserve to learn in schools that are well maintained and operating the way they should. That’s why we’ve boosted funding to these programs by more than $20 million over last year,” said Education Minister Rob Fleming. “We are supporting B.C. schools with this funding, so students, teachers and school district staff can focus their energy to where it matters most – in the classroom.”