The night before he was supposed to leave for Syria, Yusuf sat in a car, talking to Abdi Nur, the guy he’d be meeting in Istanbul in a few days. The two teenagers were excited about the new direction their lives were going to take. “He was telling me what it was going to be like when I went over there,” Yusuf recalled, “even though he’d never been there.” Sure, they were going to get homesick, Nur said, but they had to stick it out. They were going to be members of ISIS’s special forces, like the Navy seals or Green Berets. “When we get there,” Nur told him, “we’re going to train harder than anyone and be the best soldiers possible.” Just like that — it was going to be that easy. … [Read more...] about An American Teen Tried to Join ISIS. Then Came His Second Chance.
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By Harsh VardhanMahatma Gandhi – the man who devoted his life to peace and bonhomie – must not have been pleased to see state-run Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and retailer and apparel brand FabIndia run into legal trouble over the ownership of the nomenclature. However, the fact that it has drawn such heavy mileage would have probably made the Brand Guru in him proud.From being dismissed by many as dull and dated, khadi has today made its way to everyone’s wardrobe. Whether it’s there as a statement of luxury, or just a cost effective and organic way of life, khadi has come a long way from the deathbed that the Mahatma picked it from.“Khadi is a massive brand and has the biggest possible brand manager in the Mahatma. Building on the ethos of self-reliance and desi charm, the fabric has had quite a journey from its pre-independence image. The past 10 years have seen a significant shift in its positioning with the sustained efforts from the … [Read more...] about How Khadi has entered the trend list with a swag
Both decisions make sense as part of Battlefield 1's new philosophy. This is a war conducted with very different tools, and the landscape has adapted to fit. Maps now embrace more natural features - the roll of a hill, or a rocky outcrop - to channel the action. Now that players are no longer running around with rocket launchers strapped to their backs, the chaos might well have dimmed, but DICE has atoned by pushing things further elsewhere. The destruction feels like it's finally back on a par with Bad Company 2, while mustard gas and mortar fire mix to make skirmishes filled with just the right amount of panic. … [Read more...] about Battlefield 1 review
Fortnite Apres Ski locationThis new landmark is located to the south of the map, south-east of Misty Meadows. This wooden party barn is immediately west of a a small, snowy mountain; it's the perfect place after an afternoon of descending Fortnite's mountain. And speaking of mountains... … [Read more...] about Where to land at Lockie’s Lighthouse, Apres Ski, and Mount Kay in Fortnite
It's important to keep in mind that the mapping tool presents the worst-case-scenario, and dozens of projects are in the planning and construction phases around the bay to combat flooding from sea-level rise. San Francisco International Airport is planning to surround the airport with a wall, while the Port of San Francisco is engaged in a seawall resilience program. … [Read more...] about See when Bay Area landmarks go underwater due to sea level rise if precautions not taken
You can probably imagine the rest. In the words of a lecturer at Harvard Business School, the prospectus “reads like a Marianne Williamson self-help book,” which might be insulting to Marianne Williamson. As with any public-facing statement issued by a company, the prospectus maps the distance between what the company is and how it sees itself. What is beautiful — almost spiritual in its grandeur! — about WeWork is not the vastness of the distance but how easy it is to measure. WeWork’s real-estate arbitrage can be summarized in plain English, yet the prospectus is so baroquely worded that it requires a kind of medieval exegesis — a willingness to pore over the text, assess its truth claims, elaborate on its explanations, and unmask its hidden values. In its fidelity to incoherence, WeWork’s majestic PDF revealed a now-obvious truth about the organization, which is that its ratio of ingenuity to bullshit — a ratio present in every … [Read more...] about Garbage Language