Steve May 27, 2022

Pledging to provide “tangible benefits” for nations in the Indo-Pacific region, the leaders of the Quad have launched a maritime surveillance plan that analysts say is its most significant move so far to counter China. The Quad – an informal alliance made up of Japan, the United States, India and Australia – says the Indo-Pacific […]

Steve May 27, 2022

A year after Myanmar erupted into civil war prompted by a February 2021 military coup, more than half a million people have been internally displaced and millions are unable to access basic food and medical needs. For women, the hardships are compounded by the challenge of managing their monthly periods. “I have to use one […]

Steve May 27, 2022

Amid protests and calls to cancel event in Houston, gun advocates say more regulations not the answer to mass shootings. Published On 27 May 202227 May 2022 Less than 450km (280 miles) from where a gunman killed 21 people at a primary school in Uvalde, Texas, former United States President Donald Trump has headlined a […]

Steve May 27, 2022

SAN DIEGO — A California woman who punched a Southwest Airlines flight attendant in the face during a flight, breaking her teeth, has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison. Vyvianna Quinonez was also ordered Tuesday by the federal judge in San Diego to pay nearly $26,000 in restitution and a $7,500 fine for […]

Steve May 27, 2022

WASHINGTON — Medicare recipients will get a premium reduction — but not until next year — reflecting what Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said Friday was an overestimate in costs of covering an expensive and controversial new Alzheimer’s drug. Becerra’s statement said the 2022 premium should be adjusted downward but legal and operational […]

Steve May 27, 2022

The G7, made up of the world’s largest economies, today agreed to “predominantly decarbonized electricity sectors by 2035.” The G7 also agreed to end government financing for international coal-fired power generation and speed up the phase-out of unabated coal plants by 2035. “Unabated” refers to electricity generation that doesn’t use technology to capture emissions.  The […]

Steve May 27, 2022

According to a report out of China, EV automaker NIO is hiring a number of positions related to manufacturing vehicles in the US. The recruitment descriptions suggest the Chinese automaker intends to begin planning and erecting EV production facilities on US soil that may begin with either complete knock down (CKD) or semi-knock down (SKD) […]

Steve May 27, 2022

Amazon, Apple, Google, Meta, and Microsoft often support privacy in public statements, but behind the scenes they’ve been working through some common organizations to weaken or kill privacy legislation in US states. That’s according to a report this week from news non-profit The Markup, which said the corporations hire lobbyists from the same few groups […]

Steve May 27, 2022

America’s financial watchdog is investigating whether Elon Musk adequately disclosed his purchase of Twitter shares last month, just as his bid to take over the social media company hangs in the balance.  A letter [PDF] from the SEC addressed to the tech billionaire said he “[did] not appear” to have filed the proper form detailing […]