HOW TO THRIVE AT WORK IF YOUR OLDER BOSS EXPECTS HUSTLE CULTURE

Mon 15 July 2024: Portia from the comedy-drama series The White Lotus is the epitome of Generation Z. As the assistant for a self-absorbed heiress, she embodies both the strengths and flaws of the younger generation: perpetually connected to the digital world, brimming with intelligence and full of untapped potential. While Portia’s sometimes obnoxious behaviour can be grating, […]

WHY IS GREECE INTRODUCING A SIX-DAY WORKING WEEK?

Mon 15 July 2024: While some countries in the world are considering a switch to a four-day working week, Greece is swinging in the opposite direction. Its government is implementing a new six-day work schedule which falls under an employment law titled Law 5053/2023. The law is voluntary for companies to adopt, and the idea is […]

GAZANS QUEUE FOR HOURS UNDER SUN TO GET DRINKING WATER: UN AGENCY

Mon 15 July 2024: Every morning, Palestinians queue for hours under the burning sun to fill their bottles and jerrycans with drinking water amid an Israeli war on the enclave, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) said on Sunday. “Many of them have to walk long distances carrying heavy weights in the summer heat,” […]

CHINA AND RUSSIA LAUNCH JOINT NAVAL DRILLS AMID RISING TENSIONS WITH NATO

Mon 15 July 2024: China and Russia’s naval forces have commenced a joint exercise at a military port in southern China, just days after NATO allies labeled Beijing a “decisive enabler” of the war in Ukraine, according to official news agency Xinhua. Starting in Guangdong province on Sunday, the exercise will continue until mid-July, showcasing […]

GAMBIAN LAWMAKERS UPHOLD BAN ON FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

Mon 15 July 2024: Gambian lawmakers have voted to uphold a 2015 ban on female genital mutilation (FGM), rejecting a controversial bill that sought to overturn the law after months of heated debate and international pressure. The Women’s (Amendment) Bill 2024 aimed to decriminalize female circumcision and had passed a second reading in March with […]

GOLDMAN SACHS’ EARNINGS INCREASE 150% IN 2ND QUARTER

Mon 15 July 2024: Goldman Sachs saw its earnings jump nearly 150% in the second quarter of this year, according to its financial results statement released Monday.  The US-based investment bank posted net earnings of $3.04 billion in the April-June period this year, up 149% from $1.22 billion in the same period last year. Net […]

NINE IN 10 TOP GLOBAL COMPANIES FAILING TO UPHOLD HUMAN RIGHTS, REPORT SAYS

Tue 02 July 2024: World Benchmarking Alliance says companies should take greater responsibility for UN Sustainable Development Goals. More than 90 percent of the world’s 2,000 most influential companies, including Amazon, BMW, Nestle, Rio Tinto, Pfizer, Shein, and Standard Chartered, are failing to meet societal expectations towards human rights, working conditions and corporate ethics, a […]

GOLDMAN SACHS’ EARNINGS INCREASE 150% IN 2ND QUARTER

Mon 15 July 2024: Goldman Sachs saw its earnings jump nearly 150% in the second quarter of this year, according to its financial results statement released Monday.  The US-based investment bank posted net earnings of $3.04 billion in the April-June period this year, up 149% from $1.22 billion in the same period last year. Net […]

INTEROCEPTION: THE SIXTH SENSE WE USE TO READ HIDDEN SIGNALS FROM OUR BODY

Fri 12 January 2024: At every moment, your body’s internal organs are sending signals to your brain. You’ll be mostly unaware of them, but sometimes they cut through: for example when you’re hungry, or when you need to go to the bathroom. Our ability to tap into these hidden signals is called interoception – sometimes […]

SAUDI GOVERNMENT WILL TEST FLYING TAXIS AND DRONES DURING THIS HAJJ SEASON

Fri 10 May 2024: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Transport and Logistics, Saleh Al-Jasser, revealed that his ministry will test the use of flying taxis and drones during this year’s Hajj season. “These represent highly advanced modes of transportation including taxi applications. There is a race between many specialised companies in the transport sector to provide […]

JALEBIS

Fri 12 April 2024: JALEBIS INGREDIENTS 140 g cake flour 2 T cornflour 1/2 t baking powder 2 T clarified butter 1/4 t saffron threads 190 ml thick plain yoghurt Water (optional) Canola oil, for deep-frying Gold leaf, to garnish For the sugar syrup: 140 g sugar 250 ml water 1/4 t saffron threads, toasted […]

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