From Kabul, pregnant reporter fights NZ govt to come home

From Kabul, pregnant reporter fights NZ govt to come home

ISLAMABAD — She reported on the difficult conditions mothers and babies face just to survive in desperate Afghanistan. Now, a pregnant New Zealand reporter has chosen Kabul as a temporary base for her uphill fight to return home because of her country’s strict COVID-19 entry rules. Charlotte Bellis, 35, is expecting her first child with…

Watch Texas students go off on school district officials over potential book ban

Watch Texas students go off on school district officials over potential book ban

In the last year, conservative lawmakers, school officials and parents across the country have embarked on a crusade against school lesson plans focused on social inequality.  Laws and bans, ostensibly introduced to protect students from these allegedly “obscene” materials, have actually been crafted to coddle white parents — and by extension, their children —  who…

Marco’s Pizza on Pace to Reach $1 Billion in Annual Systemwide Sales in 2022 after Closing Out a Record-Breaking Sales Year

Marco’s Pizza on Pace to Reach $1 Billion in Annual Systemwide Sales in 2022 after Closing Out a Record-Breaking Sales Year

Leading Pizza Franchise Claims Larger Slice of the Industry, Prioritizes Unit-Level Profitability & Nationwide Expansion Toledo, OH  (RestaurantNews.com)  Marco’s Pizza, one of the nation’s fastest-growing pizza brands, projects to reach $1B in annual systemwide sales in 2022, after closing out 2021 with robust systemwide growth and store-level performance. The 1,000-plus unit brand plans to grow…

How Women Can Get Comfortable “Playing Politics” at Work

How Women Can Get Comfortable “Playing Politics” at Work

“Playing politics” is common at work, but many women (and men) shun it because they feel their work should speak for themselves, or because it feels like just one extra thing to do. But the authors of this article, who are leadership coaches, argue that it’s necessary for women if they want to get ahead —…

Making a grab for it, Lindiwe Sisulu

Making a grab for it, Lindiwe Sisulu

Former opposition party chief whip and ex ambassador to Thailand, Douglas Gibson, has been observing current Tourism Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, for virtually as long as she’s been at the centre of ANC politics. His observations are unflattering and realistic, especially with her being first out of the blocks in the ruling party’s current leadership race.…

How Beijing’s global ambitions are playing out in politics, economics, and technology

How Beijing’s global ambitions are playing out in politics, economics, and technology

The “China story” defies easy categorization. Is it fundamentally about economic development, trade, and the complexities of the global economy? Or is it about clashing value systems? Or Beijing’s bid to become the world’s foremost technological powerhouse? Most accurately, it’s all of the above. As China deploys an ambitious new strategy to bring about what…

Some Americans blocked from ordering Biden’s free Covid tests in early website launch

Some Americans blocked from ordering Biden’s free Covid tests in early website launch

Take home COVID-19 self testing kits provided by the District of Columbia government, which provides city residents four free take home tests per day, are seen in this illustration taken January 11, 2022. Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters Americans on Tuesday started placing orders for free Covid tests promised by the Biden administration after the federal…