Giving Russians travel visas is a security risk the world can’t afford

Russians can wage a war against their neighbors, or they can travel freely to the West — but they should not be allowed to do both. One does not get to try to destroy Europe’s rules-based order and simultaneously benefit from its perks. While direct air and train links between Russia and the European Union have been severed, Russian citizens holding a valid Schengen visa can still enter the bloc by land through Finland, Estonia or Latvia. And there’s been a considerable uptick in traffic, particularly in Finland, which saw some 176,000 border crossings…

Nancy Pelosi’s son is investor in Chinese tech firm: report

The son of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who quietly accompanied his mother on last week’s controversial trip to Taiwan where she called out China for its threatening moves toward the self-ruled island, holds a stake in a Chinese technology company, according to a report on Thursday. ​​Paul Pelosi Jr., who received 700,000 shares of Borqs Technologies as compensation for his services, became the second-largest investor after CEO Pat Sek Yuen Chan​ ​​when other company insiders sold ​their ​​shares i​n June 2021​​, the Daily Mail reported, citing Security and Exchange Commission filings. As of March…

Source of Britain’s River Thames driest ever as drought nears

Dry riverbed at Thames source extends further than before July was England’s driest since 1935, driest ever in places Experts say country’s infrastructure unprepared for drought LONDON, Aug 12 (Reuters) – The source of the River Thames has dried up further downstream than ever before, as England looks set to enter a drought that some experts say the country is unprepared for. Britain’s Met Office said this July was the driest for England since 1935 with average rainfall, at 23.1 millimetres (0.9 inches), just 35% of the average for the…

High and low-tech ways to tackle India’s water crisis

It’s a four-hour round trip for Chaya to collect water Chaya Badushi lives in the village of Kerawadi, 120 miles (190km) from the bustling streets of India’s financial capital Mumbai, but in terms of lifestyle – a different world. With other women from the village Chaya makes a four-hour round trip to collect water from a river. That task is done twice a day, once at 06:00 and again at 15:00. “In summers the heat is so bad that many of us have fainted while getting water,” she says. “I…

How to Wear Cargo Pants With Your Tiny Shirts

We are in an era when the big-pants, little-shirt combo reigns supreme. And for that, we have to thank our ’90s/Y2K-aesthetic founding mothers: Aaliyah, Christina Aguilera, and Jennifer Affleck (née Lopez). The big pant du jour occupying the closets of many a New York City baddie and their dads alike? Cargo pants. Definition: “loose-fitting casual slacks with large patch pockets on the thighs.” But for me, cargo pants are defined as such: any pant, many pockets. I bought my first pair this past winter at L Train Vintage in the…

Marriott Stock Rating Jumps As Americans Scratch Travel Itch

Road trip! That’s the battle cry for millions of Americans with a bad case of cabin fever due to the pandemic. Travel industry companies from cruise lines to hotels are getting a lift as the number of travelers gradually rises. On Thursday the Relative Strength (RS) Rating for highly rated hotel chain Marriott International (MAR) moved up into a higher percentile. It got a lift from 70 to 75. Marriott stock was virtually unchanged Thursday. X The new 75 RS Rating means that Marriott stock has outperformed 75% of all…

Loungefly’s Creative Minds Talk Fandom Fashion for Everyone

Photo: io9 Loungefly’s Liz DeSilva, VP of Creactivate, and Derrick Baca, VP of Business Development and Merchandising, are the minds behind the iconic mini-backpack line you see people wearing virtually everywhere, from conventions to theme parks to grocery stores. The versatility and imagery used on their products—including licensed franchises like Star WarsMarvelAmblin, and Stranger Things— has marked a new era of fandom fashion that goes beyond a black t-shirt with the logo slapped on it. io9 recently caught up with the duo at San Diego Comic-Con to talk about Loungefly’s…

Cross-examine survivors of assault in 1 sitting: Supreme Court | India News

NEW DELHI: Calling for “sensitive” handling of proceedings in sexual harassment cases so as not to make the process onerous for the survivor, the Supreme Court Thursday said they should be held in camera. The cross-examination, it added, should preferably be done in one sitting and in a respectful manner without asking embarrassing questions, particularly regarding her sexual history. A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and J B Pardiwala said courts should be alive to the fact that a survivor of sexual violence suffers from trauma and societal shame…

Digital health unicorn Truepill conducts third round of layoffs in 2022 – TechCrunch

Truepill, a platform that helps other companies offer diagnostics, telehealth services and prescriptions, has conducted its third mass layoff in a string of workforce reductions, sources tell TechCrunch. The layoff impacted about third of the company, or 175 people. One source says that Truepill’s entire U.K. team was laid off, as well as a meaningful portion of the virtual pharmacy platform’s product team. The data team was also impacted, while the diagnostics and telehealth components of the company — its core services — will be only lightly supported going forward.…

What the Tech? Is the Ability to Undo Text Messages Dangerous?

Posted: Aug 11, 2022 5:35 PM CDT by Alabama News Network Staff A new feature most all iPhone users have been asking for is coming in iOS 16 this fall, but it’s one that could cause serious problems for people going through child custody issues. iPhone users will have the ability to unsend or undo a text message after it’s been sent. We’ve probably all sent a text message we wish we hadn’t sent or accidentally sent a text message to the wrong person. In iOS 16, you’ll not only…