China’s Chengdu Lifts Lockdown of Whole City From Monday

The capital of Sichuan province, Chengdu is the biggest city to have shut since Shanghai’s bruising two-month lockdown earlier this year. The lockdown in Chengdu followed that of Shenzhen and Zhengzhou, which deployed seven-day citywide restrictions. Strict, quick action to stamp out Covid is key to China’s zero-tolerance approach to the virus, which President Xi … Read more

Disney Pulls Star Wars Film ‘Rogue Squadron’ From 2023 Release Calendar

The picture is one of two the company removed from its schedule next year, according to a statement Thursday. The other was an untitled live-action movie. Disney added one film, “Next Goal Wins,” from its smaller Searchlight label. Another picture, “Haunted Mansion,” was delayed until Aug. 11 from its original March 10 release date. 

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s Longest-Reigning Monarch, Dies at 96

Her uncle, Edward VIII, gave up the crown so that he could marry Wallis Simpson, an American divorcee, and Elizabeth’s father, Prince Albert, reluctantly became King George VI. The family moved to Buckingham Palace and Elizabeth, his first-born, was suddenly heir to the throne. Her memories of the abdication reportedly reinforced her strong sense of public duty, which … Read more

Why I started a family as a trainee at a Magic Circle law firm: ‘There was no right time’

Gillian Boateng is an employment lawyer in the London office of US law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom  From a young age, it was always clear to me that I wanted a successful career. It was also clear to me that I wanted a family of my own and, if possible, I would want … Read more

Good Luck Finding a Seat in That Fancy Airport Lounge

(Bloomberg Businessweek) — The All Nippon Airways lounge at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport was once an uncrowded refuge of calm for business travelers, favored for such perks as free made-to-order noodles, a private shower, and comfy chairs with views of the tarmac and planes taxiing. But on a recent Tuesday afternoon while connecting flights at … Read more

Struggling with long Covid? Here’s what you should and should not eat

Fatigue, brain fog, heart palpitations and breathing difficulties.  Those are just some of the common symptoms of “long Covid” that can affect people in the long term after recovery from infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control.  However, according to Dr. Greg Vanichkachorn, director of the Mayo Clinic’s Covid Activity Rehabilitation Program, symptoms are … Read more

How much does it cost to travel full time? Here’s what one couple pays

Ernestas Tyminas felt “stuck” in his role as a marketing manager at a newspaper in Colorado Springs, Colorado. So he requested two months off to backpack through Asia, he said, landing in Beijing in January 2019. “On the first day … I meet this one,” he said, gesturing to Darina Karpitskaya, sitting by his side. … Read more

Johnny Depp’s law firm Brown Rudnick has big plans in London

The live-streamed US libel trial of actor Johnny Depp against his ex-wife Amber Heard dominated the internet for just over a month. But the fervent Google searches also threw his law firm, Brown Rudnick, into the blazing spotlight. Now the 146th largest law firm in the US by revenue is capitalising on its new-found online fame by plotting a London … Read more

7 bosses share their advice for young people on taking time off

Americans are overworked, and it seems to be especially bad for young workers. By generation, Gen Z and millennial workers are “significantly more vacation deprived and burned out” than workers age 50-plus, according to Expedia’s latest Vacation Deprivation study of 14,500 working adults across 16 countries. Some would say the best time to travel is when you’re … Read more

World’s Oldest Glass Maker Riedel Braces for Shutdowns as Gas Crisis Deepens

The question for companies like Riedel will be where it falls in the government’s priority list given that it’s a supplier of non-essential goods. Germany’s federal network agency, BNetzA, has been collecting data on gas usage to try to gauge which companies should get gas first if the commodity has to be rationed. Households and … Read more