Social media | Zuckerberg promises a privacy friendly Facebook, sort of

Facebook, which grew into a colossus by vacuuming up your information in every possible way and using it to target ads back at you, now says its

Border surveillance | Report: US government kept tabs on journalists, ‘instigators’

The U.S. government ran an operation to screen journalists, activists and others while investigating last year’s migrant caravan from Mexico, a San Diego TV station reported

This Day in History | 1971 Post strike ends with pay deal

British postal workers have gone back to work today after seven weeks on strike. The 200,000 postmen and women voted by 14-1 yesterday in favour

Offbeat | Firefighter sues, says he grew beard as born-again Christian

A New Jersey firefighter has filed a civil rights lawsuit alleging that he is being forced to shave a beard he says he grew for religious reasons.

Opinion | If Mark Cuban can run for president, who else?

Mark Cuban is talking once again about running for president and this time no one is laughing — at least publicly — at the thought. After all,

Meanwhile in Vegas

  * Movies: Gloria Bel * Books: The Malta Exchange by Steve Berry * Music: Nick Waterhouse by Nick Waterhouse * Wine: The Oriental Republic II * Lifestyle: 11 things you can do

Super Rugby | Pressure at top and bottom of standings

The three leading teams in Super Rugby face challenging derby matches in the fourth round as interest focuses closely on the top and bottom of the

Julianne Moore shines in ‘Gloria Bell’

Everyone is vanishing around Julianne Moore’s title character in Sebastian Lelio’s “Gloria Bell.” The disappearances don’t come with blood-curdling shrieks or thundering score cues, but with the

‘Malta Exchange’ is blend of history and thrills

Steve Berry’s pragmatic hero Cotton Malone soon regrets taking on what is supposed to be a simple mission in “The Malta Exchange,” the latest blend of history

Nick Waterhouse makes old soul sounds for new themes

There’s an exit/and there’s a way out/the two just ain’t the same is a typical lyric from Nick Waterhouse’s self-titled fourth album, a collection that stays true

The Buzz | Michael Cohen sought Trump pardon, attorney says

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, “directed his attorney” to explore a potential presidential pardon last year with Trump’s legal team. That’s according to a statement by

News Of The World | Las Vegas bets on Elon Musk for tunnel transit system

Las Vegas’ tourism agency announced yesterday it is recommending that an enterprise backed by the divisive billionaire receive a contract to build and operate an underground tunnel

The Oriental Republic II

(Continued from “The Oriental Republic” on 15 February 2019) Lying between the 30th and 35th parallels north, indeed latitudinally on a par with the leading wine-producing regions in Chiles,

Seoul sees increased vehicle movement at N. Korea’s ICBM center

South Korea’s military said yesterday it is carefully monitoring North Korean nuclear and missile facilities after the country’s spy agency told lawmakers that new activity was

Lifestyle | 11 things you can do to adjust to losing that one hour of sleep this weekend

As clocks march ahead of time on March 10, 2019 and daylight saving time begins, there is a lot of anxiety around losing the hour of sleep

World Briefs

CHINA For the better part of a decade, wealthy Chinese tourists have been on a feeding frenzy for luxury brands, casinos and cruise lines. Now there are doubts

Bizcuits | Death and other ways to motivate

Take a Master of Business Administration course, any under-graduate business degree or work-place leadership seminar and you will come across many theories on how to motivate employees.

Friday, March 8, 2019 – edition no. 3244

* Greater Bay | Brexit interests China as it seeks to bolster southern megapolis * All in the family * Mass confidence * Two solutions for illegal drivers: stop!   DOWNLOAD

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