India’s power grid creaks under hybrid work model, heatwave

NEW DELHI, India – Indians are cranking up air-conditioning as they are still working from home, while lights come back on offices and factories with an end to COVID-19 curbs, upending power demand patterns amid a heatwave and the country’s worst blackouts in years. India has traditionally seen peak demand late in the evening when … Read more

Chile’s LGBTQ+ street artists see work defaced with homophobic slurs

SANTIAGO, Chile – It was meant to be an open-air museum dedicated to Chile’s LGBTQ+ community, but days after the 40-meter (131-foot) mural was completed, vandals defaced its brightly colored panels with dozens of homophobic slurs. Rights campaigners say such attacks reflect an hostile pushback against slow but steady progress towards LGBTQ+ equality in Chile, … Read more

US to work with incoming PH gov’t on human rights, rule of law

Asked specifically if the United States has over a Marcos holds interests, a State Department spokesperson, ‘We look forward working with the president-elect on the shared values ​​and the shared values ​​that have united our countries across generations’ MANILA, Philippines – As presumptive president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is poised to return to Malacañang, the … Read more

Beijing returns to work after 5-day break on high alert for COVID-19

Beijing is doing better two weeks into its outbreak than Shanghai did at that point, when daily cases were in the hundreds and rising Beijing returned to work on Thursday, May 5, after a five-day Labor Day holiday with China’s capital on high COVID-19 alert as it tries to eradicate an outbreak it has managed … Read more

‘Let him work’ Dani Ceballos hits back at Mikel Arteta criticism following Crystal Palace hammering

Former Arsenal loanee Dani Ceballos has hit back at criticism levelled at Mikel Arteta following the defeat to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, urging fans to have patience with their Spanish coach. The Gunners fell to a meek 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace and former legend Patrick Vieira, and in truth never looked in danger … Read more

Banks tell Britain that curb on all Russian savers won’t work – sources

Banking industry sources fear British proposals on Russian deposits would break equality laws, which forbid discrimination on the basis of nationality LONDON, United Kingdom – Banks in Britain have warned the government that a plan to ban all Russians from holding more than 50,000 pounds ($65,430) in their accounts is illegal and unworkable, five sources … Read more

[Two Pronged] I’m an older woman dating a much younger man. Can this really work?

Rappler’s Life and Style section runs an advice column by couple Jeremy Baer and clinical psychologist Dr Margarita Holmes. Jeremy has a master’s degree in law from Oxford University. A banker of 37 years who worked in 3 continents, he has been training with Dr Holmes for the last 10 years as co-lecturer and, occasionally, … Read more

Malacañang studies proposed 4-day work week, P24-billion wage subsidy

The National Economic and Development Authority has proposed a shift to a four-day work week, while the Department of Labor and Employment proposes a three-month wage subsidy for private sector workers MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang is looking into proposals to shift to a four-day work week and a three-month wage subsidy for workers. Presidential Spokesperson … Read more

With bans on Russian oil, energy execs tell governments: Work with us

HOUSTON, USA – With crude oil surging past $125 a barrel, oil company executives called on Tuesday, March 8, for a more favorable global government energy policy to help the industry resolve the supply crisis that has deepened since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. On Tuesday morning, President Joe Biden announced a US ban on Russian … Read more