Watch The National’s Matt Berninger rap about long words for a kids TV show

Matt Berninger has appeared in a segment of the Apple TV+ kids show Helpsters, in which the National frontman performs a rap about the pleasure of long words. Read more: The National’s Matt Berninger: “I’m writing so much – I’m like Bradley Cooper in ‘Limitless’” The clip begins with an introduction to Berninger as the show’s “special guest,” as the singer counts in the show’s fluffy characters to provide him with a beatbox and melody backing. “I like long words and I like to recite ’em, I like all the pages and pages it takes to write ’em,” Berninger raps. “I even got a word for the long words in this song: they’re sesquipedalian, and that means long.” Watch the …

Who will the winners be in the future of fintech?

Nik Milanovic Contributor Share on Twitter Nik Milanovic is a fintech and financial inclusion enthusiast, with a decade of work across mobile payments, online lending, credit and microfinance. More posts by this contributor Fintech’s next decade will look radically different Libra’s critics are missing the forest for the trees So what happens when fintech ‘brings it all together’? In a world where people access their financial services through one universal hub, which companies are the best-positioned to win? When open data and protocols become the norm, what business models are set to capitalize on the resulting rush of innovation, and which will become the key back-end and front-end products underpinning finance in the 2020s? It’s hard to make forward-looking predictions …

Fintech’s next decade will look radically different

The birth and growth of financial technology developed mostly over the last ten years. So as we look ahead, what does the next decade have in store? I believe we’re starting to see early signs: in the next ten years, fintech will become portable and ubiquitous as it moves to the background and centralizes into one place where our money is managed for us. When I started working in fintech in 2012, I had trouble tracking competitive search terms because no one knew what our sector was called. The best-known companies in the space were Paypal and Mint. Google search volume for “fintech,” 2000 – present. Fintech has since become a household name, a shift that came with with prodigious …

St. Ischyrion, Martyr

Ischyrion lived in the third century, laboring as an attendant to an Egyptian magistrate. Although Ischyrion was a Christian, the magistrate commanded him to offer sacrifices to pagan gods. Ischyrion refused. The magistrate was furious, and he had Ischyrion killed in a most savage way: a stake was run into his bowels, impaling him. The blood of martyrs is the seed of our faith. It is through courageous and pious acts like those of St. Ischyrion that Christianity has grown and spread throughout the world—may God grant us all the perseverance of St. Ischyrion. Other Saints We Remember Today St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (1917), Virgin, Patroness of immigrants Saint Chaeremon (3rd Century), Martyr Read more: feedproxy.google.com