How Portugal’s Biggest Disaster Launched a Scientific Discipline

Most of the population of Lisbon was in church when the first quake hit. It was the morning of All Saints Day, 1755, and this was the most prominent city in one of the world’s most powerful countries. None of that mattered, of course, when the shaking started. The Lisbon quake is still a defining […]

Colombia’s development bank has brought in private-sector discipline

Removing road blocks IT COSTS more to send a 40-foot container by road from Bogotá, Colombia’s capital, to Buenaventura on its Pacific coast than to ship it on from Buenaventura to Shanghai. According to the World Economic Forum, Colombia’s roads are among the worst in Latin America. For more than 20 years governments have tried […]

Cybersecurity engineering: A new academic discipline

GUEST: Cyber startups and legacy technology companies know exactly how to attract top undergraduates: a six-figure salary, a signing bonus, even a new car. With these luxuries in reach, choosing to forgo the job offer in pursuit of advanced higher education seems irrational for most new grads. However, this is exactly what’s being asked of […]

Leafs regroup after loss to Bruins, await word on Kadri discipline

Toronto Maple Leafs centre Nazem Kadri has been suspended three games by the NHL for his hit on Boston Bruins forward Tommy Wingels in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Kadri was assessed a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct at 8:18 of the third period Thursday after leaving his feet a driving the head of Wingels, who was on his […]

How to Discipline a Child (The Complete Guide for Different Ages)

One of the most difficult aspects of parenting is discipline. We want to have a good relationship with our kids. Discipline can make us feel like the bad guy. Handing out consequences for bad behavior is not fun. It generally makes our kids upset to have consequences for their behavior. Then they get mad at […]

Reds must fix discipline issues: Kerevi

SAMU Kerevi admits the Queensland Reds have discipline issues after captain Scott Higginbotham was banned for three weeks, while Lukhan Tui is also in the sights of the Super Rugby judiciary. Higginbotham was red-carded after just nine minutes in Friday’s defeat to the Melbourne Rebels for an “objectively dangerous” shoulder charge on Matt Phillip. He […]

How Square’s CFO exercises financial discipline to grow the $16.5 billion public company by 40% each quarter (SQ, TWTR)

Square Payments startup Square has had a massive year, with its share price trebling and the firm on track to post around $ 1 billion in adjusted revenue for 2017. Chief financial officer Sarah Friar guided the firm through its IPO and told Business Insider that Square’s success boils down to financial discipline and considered […]

Brad Gushue gets 2nd Olympic chance — in a discipline he barely knew

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. — Brad Gushue and Val Sweeting are one win away from going to the Olympics as the first-ever mixed doubles team for Canada. The two skips started the trials with two losses and seemed lost at times. But they’ve won eight of their last nine games to punch a ticket to Sunday’s final. “This is what we play […]