Perkovic, also known as "Thompson" after the brand of machine gun he used during the wars in Yugoslavia during the 1990s, has been widely criticized for vocally supporting the Ustase, a fascist group that ruled Croatia during World War II and collaborated with the Nazis. When playing for the Croatian national soccer team and an audience of around 500,000 spectators last week, Perkovic began his performance by screaming Ustase battle cries. Several people in the audience were seen making Nazi salutes, sparking intense debate across the country where divisions remain over the legacy of the World War II-era regime. … [Read more...] about Croatia World Cup Team Invites Pro-Fascist Singer As Crowd Celebrates With Nazi Salutes and Battle Cries
Rule the world song
The heavenly policeman is the organizer of this World Cup’s beautiful carnival, the earthy policeman is afraid of the celebration. The heavenly policeman carefully watches for obeying the game rules, the earthly policeman enters the game not caring about the rules. … [Read more...] about Who are Pussy Riot, were they responsible for the World Cup final 2018 pitch invasion and what were they protesting?
“The reality in China is you never know if you’re going to get into trouble because there are no written rules,” Lu said in an interview last year with FT.com. “The only way to find out if something is permissible is by doing it.” … [Read more...] about Lu Guang, winner of World Press Photo awards, vanishes in China
Expert networks are also going global. There are eight based in London36 and demand for them is increasing in Asia.37 Moreover, expert networks are expanding their client base from hedge funds and mutual funds to firms such as those in life sciences.38 One commentator noted that most expert network firms may shift to micro-consulting while others foretell competition with big management-consulting firms.39 In their defense, expert networks claim they merely provide an essential research service to portfolio managers, analysts, institutional investors and other investment managers,40 all of whom view information as a valuable commodity.41 … [Read more...] about The Siren Song of Securities: The Perils of Expert Networks & The Risks of Insider Trading
The majority decision (PDF) by Justice Elena Kagan found that Marvel did not have to pay promised royalties to the inventor of a web-shooting toy after the patent term expired. “Patents endow their holders with certain superpowers,” Kagan wrote, “but only for a limited time.” … [Read more...] about Patent royalty superpowers have expired for inventor of Spider-Man toy, Supreme Court rules