zoran borojevic-unsplashBy Stephen L. CarterEverybody relax. It’s still safe to say “bald” in the workplace. News reports to the contrary notwithstanding, a UK employment tribunal didn’t hold last week that using the word is sexual harassment. What the panel did hold, however, was sufficiently nit-picky that it might scare people away from a perfectly good word. The wordsmith in me ...

A woman checks loaves of bread after buying them from a bakery in Cairo, Egypt, Aug. 8, 2021. -- REUTERSLONDON/ISTANBUL/CAIRO — Like for millions of people in developing and emerging market countries around the world, shopping for staple foods has turned from a necessity into a luxury for Selcuk Gemici.The 49-year-old, who works in an auto repair shop in Turkey’s ...

A KIMONO-CLAD woman takes photos of cherry blossoms at Shinjuku Gyoen park in Tokyo, Japan, April 9, 2016.TOKYO — Japan said on Tuesday it would start conducting “test tourism” in the form of limited package tours in May as a way of gathering information prior to a full re-opening of the country to tourism.Though tourism was a major pillar of ...

UNSPLASHKYIV/NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine — Ukraine’s military said on Tuesday it was working to evacuate all remaining troops from their last stronghold in the besieged port of Mariupol, ceding control of the city to Russia after months of bombardment.The evacuation of hundreds of fighters, many wounded, to Russian-held towns, likely marked the end of the longest and bloodiest battle of the Ukraine ...

A woman sits on the ground at a baseball stadium with her children, Manila, Philippines, July 25, 2020. -- REUTERSLONDON — The cost of life-saving treatment for the most severely malnourished children is set to jump by up to 16% due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and pandemic disruptions, according to the United Na-tions’ children’s agency.The raw ingredients of the ...

Filinvest Land, Inc. (FLI), one of the country’s largest real estate developers, reported P4.31 billion in revenues and other income for the first quarter of 2022. It posted P2.69 billion of residential revenues which is a 9% growth compared to the same period last year. The growth in residential revenues was due to continued construction progress and high reservation sales. ...

The man accused of killing a doctor and wounding five other people in a shooting at a Taiwanese-American church banquet in California methodically planned the attack because he was upset over Chinese-Taiwanese tensions, authorities said on Monday.The suspect, David Chou, 68, chained the doors and placed glue in the locks at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, California, about 45 miles (72 km) southeast of Los Angeles, before opening fire inside the church on ...

STOCK IMAGE | FREEPIKSHENZHEN, China – China’s strict COVID-19 controls will hamper foreign investment into the country for years to come as limits on travel block the pipeline for projects, the President of the American Chamber of Commerce warned on Tuesday.There are few signs that American companies are leaving the China market, but the years-long process of research and due diligence for projects has been delayed, Michael Hart said at an event ...

STOCK IMAGE | SYIFA5610-FREEPIKElon Musk suggested on Monday that he could seek a lower price for Twitter Inc TWTR.N, saying that there could be at least four times more fake accounts than what the company has said.“You can’t pay the same price for something that is much worse than they claimed,” he said at a conference in Miami.Musk, who on ...

Courtesy of Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières or MSF)KYIV/NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine – Ukraine’s military said on Tuesday it was working to evacuate all remaining troops from their last stronghold in the besieged port of Mariupol, ceding control of the city to Russia after months of bombardment.The evacuation of hundreds of fighters, many wounded, to Russian-held towns, likely marked the end of the longest and bloodiest battle of the Ukraine war and a significant defeat ...