strategies to Boost employment

strategies to Boost employment

As China faces increasing pressure to create new work opportunities and a skilled labour force, it must consider new tactics to stabilise the job market and the wider economy. At a politburo conference held at the end of last July, the Chinese government deined its major economic tasks for the Continue Reading

Austin :Shifting blame

Austin :Shifting blame

Right-wing broadcaster Alex Jones said he repeatedly called the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting a “giant hoax” because he suffered from “a form of psychosis” that made him think “everything was staged.” That defense was offered during a deposition released last week in response to one of several lawsuits Continue Reading

Lyft Worrying signs for coming IPOs

Lyft: Worrying signs for coming IPOs

Lyft, in the “highest-profile stock sale of the year,” slipped below its offering price this week amid Wall Street “concerns about how fast the ride-sharing company can start making money,” said Esha Day in Bloomberg.com. Though the muchhyped company is still valued at around $20 billion, it’s a disappointing debut. Continue Reading

Demanding gun control after massacre

Demanding gun control after massacre

The whole of New Zealand is struggling to express the “outrage, sadness, and disgust” it feels after the worst mass shooting in this country’s history, said Jane Bowron in The Press (New Zealand). Australian white supremacist Brenton Tarrant, 28, has been charged with murder after he allegedly shot dead at Continue Reading

Brunei, Gays to be stoned to death

Brunei, Gays to be stoned to death

Brutal new punishments for adultery and homosexuality went into effect in Brunei this week as part of the kingdom’s gradual implementation of sharia law. Adulterers and men found guilty of having sex with other men will be stoned to death, lesbian sex will be punished with 40 lashes, and thieves Continue Reading

Hemingway museum

Hemingway museum

A $1.2 million conservation center intended to preserve the legacy of Ernest Hemingway opened last week on the grounds of Finca Vigía, the Cuban villa on the outskirts of Havana where the novelist lived from 1939 to 1960. The center houses some 10,000 letters, 9,000 marked-up books, and 5,000 photos Continue Reading

Mob boss slain

Mob boss slain

Reputed Mafia boss Francesco “Franky Boy” Calì was shot to death three weeks ago outside his Staten Island home and run over by the assailant’s truck. Calì, 53, was known as the head of the Gambino crime family, one of the notorious “Five Families” controlling mob activity in New York Continue Reading

Mar-a-Lago breach

Mar-a-Lago breach

A Chinese national carrying four cellphones, an external hard drive, a laptop, and a thumb drive infected with malicious software was arrested last week at Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s private club. Yujing Zhang, 32, was charged with lying to Secret Service in order to gain entry to the club, initially saying Continue Reading