Our out-of-control nanny state is crushing free enterprise

Our out-of-control nanny state is crushing free enterprise

In 1948 Labor seized the commanding heights of the economy, daringly planting its flag on one of its most coveted peaks. It nationalized Britain’s biggest travel agent, Thomas Cook Limited, and ran it as a state business for a generation. Today, this sounds quite bizarre: how could our holidays ever be considered “strategic”? But it … Read more

Employee who refused to work while ‘morning’ Roe v. Wade fired

Employee who refused to work while ‘morning’ Roe v.  Wade fired

A woke Universal Music Group worker claims he was fired for “speaking up” about abortion rights — after he admitted he refused to work because he was in “morning” over the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Michael Lopez, a production coordinator at Universal Music Enterprises, blasted the company as “anti-gay” for terminating … Read more

Six startups progress via first accelerator program tailored for female founders

Six startups progress via first accelerator program tailored for female founders

The six founders showcased on Demo Day included Ba.La.Mu Founder Shenuka Umagiliya, Leo the Label Founder Sashini Jinasena, BlueFish Founder Bhagya Sandakalum, Miris by IslandMom Founder Shivani Tyronne, Lactoboost by Spice Carriage Founder Lasni Silva and True by Tina Founder Tina Sri Lanka’s first accelerator program tailored for the country’s female founders, AccelerateHER, recently held … Read more

Sydney floods: Climate crisis becomes new normal for New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state

Sydney floods: Climate crisis becomes new normal for New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state

Brisbane, Australia CNN — On a fine day, locals arrive on boats that motor up the Hawkesbury River in New South Wales to dine on the back deck of the Paradise Café. But for the fourth time in 18 months, café owner Darren Osmotherly is rushing to move his equipment to higher ground as floodwater … Read more

Over 22,000 techies lose jobs in US, more than 12,000 in Indian startups

As the tech and startup sector gets hammered by economic meltdown, more that 22,000 workers in the sector have lost jobs in 2022, along with more than 12,000 in the Indian startup ecosystem. Startups, especially the ones who benefited from a pandemic boom, are feeling the pressure as valuations, particularly at the late stage, have … Read more

With no fuel and no cash, Sri Lanka keeps schools closed

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Cash-strapped Sri Lanka on Sunday extended school closures for one week because there isn’t enough fuel for teachers and parents to get children into classrooms, and the energy minister appealed to the country’s expatriates to send money home through banks to finance new oil purchases. A huge foreign debt has … Read more

An FCC regulator wants TikTok removed from app stores. Here’s how a company executive responded

New York CNN — While TikTok’s short-form videos are entertaining, that’s “just the sheep’s clothing,” a Federal Communications Commission official said, and the app should be removed from app stores because of security issues. But a TikTok executive, in a rare interview on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday, claimed there are no security concerns linked … Read more

Despite potential, Midwestern farms struggle to market fish | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By CASEY SMITH – Associated Press/Report for America INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When drastic increases in food costs spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic left Andrew Caplinger struggling to find fresh catfish for his restaurants, he decided to try an “an experimental” solution — growing his own. In the coming months, the Indianapolis restaurant chain Caplinger’s Fresh … Read more

Cost of living tsar’s tin-eared plans are a slap in the face for business

Our politicians need to understand not only that producer price inflation is far, far higher than the headline numbers they hear on the tea-time news. They must also grasp that while some major corporates are deliberately price gouging, taking advantage of inflation, our SMEs – collectively far more important, both economically and politically – are … Read more