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Nicole Badstuber

Nicole Badstuber

Nicole's research focuses on transport policy and governance for city regionas. Nicole is currently a researcher at LSE Cities' New Urban Governance project as well as a doctoral student at the Centre for Transport at UCL. Nicole is also currently supporting the Horizon 2020 funded project CREATE looking at the evolution of transport policy in cities in Europe.

London congestion charge: why it's time to reconsider one of the city's great successes

Mar 04, 2018 13:48 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

It has been 15 years since Londons congestion charge was introduced by the citys first mayor, Ken Livingstone. Livingstone hoped the charge would reduce congestion, radically improve bus services, make journey times more...

From Southern to Sadiq Khan: everything you need to know about London's broken commuter railways

Sep 05, 2016 05:47 am UTC| Insights & Views Life

The transport secretary, Chris Grayling, has dismissed repeated calls from the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, for Transport for London (TfL) to take over the troubled Southern Rail network, which has been hit by strikes,...

Public transport is part of the London mayor's raison d'être – but both main candidates fail to impress

Apr 29, 2016 09:29 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Each week, the equivalent of two busy tube carriages of people move to London. As Londons population grows, so does the strain on its public transport system. On May 5, the polls predict that London will elect either...

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Economy

New Zealand bonds end higher on weak risk appetite; U.S. threatens extra tariffs on $200bln of Chinese goods

New Zealand government bonds endedTuesdayssession on a higher note after U.S. President Donald Trump threatens with extra tariffs on $200bln of Chinese goods, intensifying trade war fear among investors. At the time of...

JGBs gain as U.S. President Trump terrorizes China with additional tariffs

Japanese government bonds gainedon Tuesdayafter U.S. President Donald Trump terrorizes additional tariffs on Chinese goods in an escalating trade war between the worlds two biggest economies. The yield on the benchmark...

Australia’s ANZ-Roy Morgan weekly consumer confidence weakens on pessimism towards economic conditions

Australias ANZ-Roy Morgan consumer confidence weakened slightly by -0.7 percent over the week to 122.1, a solid performance following the large 5.6 percent jump the previous week and leaving the index comfortably above its...

Australian bonds rally on escalating tensions of a trade war; U.S. 10-year yield dips to 2-week low

Australian government bonds ralliedon Tuesdayas investors moved to safe-haven buying after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to hit China with new tariffs on $200 billion. The yield on Australias benchmark 10-year...

U.S. Treasuries climb as investors await host of FOMC members’ speeches amid quiet trading day

The U.S Treasuries climbed Monday as investors wait to watch a host of speeches from the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), due later today and throughout this week. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasuries...

Politics

Venezuelans are boycotting their presidential election

Venezuelas May 20 presidential election may be an election in name only. Nicolás Maduro is widely expected to be reelected as Venezuelas president despite his 20 percent approval rating and profound mismanagement...

Ramaphosa's new dawn: much better, but not nearly enough

Cyril Ramaphosas rise to power has been greeted enthusiastically by most South Africans. Their hope is that the new president represents a leadership cohort within the governing African National Congress (ANC) thats...

Profile: Avigdor Lieberman, Israel's hardline defence minister

One of the most divisive figures in Israeli politics, Avigdor Lieberman, has been his countrys defence minister since May 2016. Despite his publicly acrimonious relationship with the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu,...

The first terrorist act in Indonesian prison: the triggers and how to prevent them

Indonesia witnessed another terrorist act last week. But, this time, it occurred in a maximum-security detention centre located at the polices Mobile Brigade headquarters in Depok, West Java. More than 150 terrorist...

South Africa's print media is failing to empower citizens on corruption

The mainstream media can play an important role in fighting corruption. Investigative journalists in South Africa, for instance, helped to expose how the politically connected Gupta family captured elements of the...

Science

Bacteria Could Be the Key To Breathing on Mars, Study Says

The atmosphere on Mars is so thin that humans wont be able to breathe on the red planet unless they are wearing space suits. With plans to colonize it, wearing the bulky apparel would pose a considerable level of...

Magnets Could Be the Key to Better Wine, Study Finds

Humans have been making wine since pre-historic times, with the discovery of alcoholic beverages made from honey dating thousands of year back. Throughout the millennia, new methods for wine-making have cropped up. This...

Antipsychotic Drugs Increases Risks Of Obesity and Diabetes In Children, Study Says

Update: The article previously mentioned that antipsychotic drugs were used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study does not mention this fact and we apologize for the inaccurate statement....

Scientists Just Found A Black Hole That Is Eating Everything In Its Path

Black holes are some of the most terrifying subjects in the realm of science. Not only do they offer a glimpse into the raw power that is present in the universe, they also invoke undefinable terror in those who imagine...

Salt Could Prevent Hearing Loss After An Explosion

In movies, whenever a bomb goes off or an explosion occurs, there is that iconic moment where sounds are muffled and there is a high-pitched ring that pervades the whole scene. While films can go over-the-top with regards...

Technology

'Fallout 76' Players on Xbox One Will Be the First to Get Beta Access

Bethesda Softworks has revealed that Xbox One players are the first ones to get beta access to the upcoming game Fallout 76. At the time of Fallout 76s announcement at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018 last...

Datally Gets Daily Limit Feature and Guest Mode with Latest Update

Datally users are getting an update that will add several features, including Guest Mode and the option to set a daily limit to mobile data usage. Googles own developed app, Datally, is practically a mobile data manager...

Niantic Labs Will Finally Add Item Trading and Friends List Features to 'Pokémon GO'

As the games second anniversary approaches, developer Niantic Labs confirmed it is adding some of the top-requested gameplay features on Pokémon GO, including trading items and keeping a Friends List. Reports...

More Than 100,000 Computers Infected by Mining Malware in China; 16 Suspects Arrested

A total of 16 individuals have been arrested in China for allegedly being involved in a widespread syndicated hack that saw 100,000 computers infected by crypto-mining malware. The arrest was conducted Saturday by...

UBS Group CEO Sees Blockchain as 'Almost a Must' for Businesses

The popularity of blockchain technology among businesses is still gaining momentum. And among the endorsers of the innovation is Sergio Ermotti, CEO of UBS Group AG, a Swiss multinational investment bank, Coindesk...
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