Norman Joshua

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5 lessons we can learn about leadership from some of the most famous generals in history

Looking back in history, it's easy to think of famous leaders as static figures, like statues in a museum.<p>However, they had strategies and goals we can still learn from. History.net helpfully ranks all of the greatest generals in history, including several notables from the ancient world. Business …

Germany attacks 'illegitimate' dividend tax avoidance scheme | Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The German government has again criticized schemes to help foreign institutional investors avoid a dividend withholding tax, following new media allegations of their widespread use, with Commerzbank(CBKG.DE) pledging on Tuesday to stop offering such services before the tax …

This Vintage Map Shows the 'Greatest Battle in the History of Naval Warfare'

TIME<p>In 1959, reflecting on the Battle of Leyte Gulf from a distance of 15 years, TIME declared that the World War II engagement — between the …

This Week in World War I October 24-31, 1914

German & Ottoman Troops in Jerusalem 1916<p>The Ottoman Empire in World War I<p>At the start of the twentieth century, the Ottoman Empire, often referred to as the "sick man of Europe", was in a state of terminal decline. Nominally ruled by the Turkish Sultan Mehmed (Mohammed) V from Constantinople, …

Historian: Shroud of Turin is actually a medieval Easter prop

You can add one more name to the list of those claiming the Shroud of Turin dates only to medieval times. According to British historian Charles Freeman, Jesus' supposed burial cloth—believed by many to show his image after crucifixion—is a 14th-century prop that was likely used during an …

Riding the NYC Subway Used to Be Fun—Then It Became a 'Small Death'

Long before New Yorkers started taking their pants off to liven things up on the subway, the ride was a novelty even with everyone fully-clothed.<p>On …

5 Ways Coffee Changed the Course of History in England

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

Tribal Headhunters on Coney Island? Author Revisits Disturbing American Tale

New book examines troubled history of Filipino tribe brought to America in 1905.<p>Transplanted from the Philippines to New York's famous Coney Island amusement park in 1905, a band of Igorrote (Igorot) headhunters went on to tour the United States, performing mock tribal ceremonies and consuming dog …

Fall of 1939: How Einstein’s letter changed history | The Star

The vastness of the change exploded into public consciousness with the August 1945 bombing of Hiroshima, which vapourized humans into terrifying …

The Old Man And The CIA: Inside A Hemingway-Themed Spy Prom

WASHINGTON -- Relations between the intelligence community and the media are at such a low ebb it might be hard to believe that there's a reporter whom spies deeply admire.<p>But for journalists who might want to follow him into the hearts of the intelligence world, his path doesn't offer much promise.<p>…

From the archive, 27 October 1965: US Army's Vietnam campaign in need of a makeover

Pretty rum (he said) those American students burning their call-up papers. Can’t say I really blame them from the look of their army, though. What I mean is this. Over there in America they’ve got absolutely pots of money. They’ve also got the greatest public relations and advertising set up in the …

Meeting Hong Kong's Obnoxious iPhone Scalpers

They're buying up every handset and selling them directly outside the Apple store.<p><i>iPhone scalpers outside the Apple store in Hong Kong's Causeway Bay district. Photos by Michael Grothaus and Jose Farinha</i><p>There's a street in Hong Kong that's so packed with people it’s hard to move. Not the areas …