OnlyFans star Kayla Simmons branded a ‘mermaid’ by fans as volleyball stunner shares pics of her ‘happy place’

KAYLA SIMMONS has been hailed as a “mermaid” after she shared stunning pictures of herself snorkelling. The OnlyFans star took to social media to celebrate World Ocean Day as she posted about the importance of ocean conservation. 7 Kayla Simmons celebrated World Ocean DayCredit: Instagram/kaylasimmmons 7 Kayla shared a post showing her swimming with sharksCredit: […]

China plans new rules to regulate file sharing services like Airdrop and Bluetooth

China is planning to restrict and scrutinise the use of wireless filesharing services between mobile devices, such as airdrop and Bluetooth, after they were used by protesters to evade censorship and spread protest messages. The Cyberspace Administration of China, the country’s top internet regulator, has released draft regulations on “close-range mesh network services” and launched […]

Do Shibuya’s new Pizza Waffles taste as good as they sound?

Move aside, waffle and pizza chains — Waffle Khan has arrived in town.  In recent years, South Korean sweets have swept through some of Tokyo’s hippest neighbourhoods, stealing the hearts of the younger generation with their great taste, bright colours and innovative designs. One such sweet comes from a chain called Waffle Khan, which has about […]

Is the new Netflix series The Days based on a true story?

A new dark drama has been released on Netflix, telling the story of a nuclear disaster in Japan. The Days explores the catastrophe in Japan from three different points of view; those who put their lives in danger, the government’s and corporate organisations’. The synopsis for the eight-part series read: “Blamed by some, hailed as […]

In a setback to Imran Khan, PTI defectors launch new political party in Pakistan

Scores of disgruntled Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf  (PTI) leaders on Thursday created a new political party, rumoured to have the support of the powerful military, to compete in the general elections that are likely to take place in October, dealing a blow to the embattled former prime minister Imran Khan. In the wake of the 9 May […]

China’s temple visits skyrocket amid economic uncertainty

Hong Kong CNN  —  China’s post-Covid reopening was supposed to be the stimulant that the world needed. But after an early burst of activity, growth in the world’s second largest economy appears to be stalling. Disillusioned by the deteriorating economic outlook, young people are flooding to Buddhist and Taoist temples to pray for divine intervention […]

Heavy ‘dragon boat water’ rains hit southwest China, some cities flooded

BEIJING, June 9 (Reuters) – Non-stop heavy rains lashed parts of southwest China on Friday, triggering floods in cities, engulfing roads and partially submerging buildings. A particularly harsh first bout of summer rains known locally as “dragon boat water” saw the city of Beihai in Guangxi log 453 millimetres on Thursday. That was a regional […]

Is Trump Kissing Fauci? With Apparently Fake Photos, DeSantis Raises AI Ante

Published By: Majid Alam Last Updated: June 09, 2023, 08:15 IST Washington D.C., United States of America (USA) Donald Trump is seen hugging Dr Anthony Fauci in an altered photo shared by DeSantis’ rapid response team. (Image: Reuters File) The pictures from the video criticize Trump for not firing Fauci, the former top US infectious […]

Miyu Kato has last laugh after claiming mixed doubles French Open title

Miyu Kato has left behind the disappointment of her controversial disqualification in doubles by claiming the mixed doubles title at the French Open. Kato, a 28-year-old player from Japan, and her women’s doubles partner were defaulted during their third-round match last week after Kato accidentally hit a ballkid in the neck after a point. WATCH […]

The poverty of AI pessimism should worry us all

Opinion Spurning AI will rob the world of its best chances to reverse productivity declines, manage an ageing population, and head off new health threats. Jim O’NeillColumnist Jun 9, 2023 – 11.51am Hardly a week goes by without various pioneers in artificial intelligence issuing dire warnings about the technology that they introduced to the world. […]

U.S. Senators Think TikTok’s CEO Lied to Congress

At least three US senators think TikTok’s CEO may have violated federal law. In recent letters, the lawmakers say Shou Zi Chew lied about the company’s data storage practices during a combative Congressional hearing earlier this year. The renewed focus on Chew’s wishy-washy answers follows a series of news reports which suggest Chinese TikTok and […]

Shein tries to thread US-China needle

HONG KONG, June 5 (Reuters Breakingviews) – Shein is threading the world’s trickiest geopolitical needle. The fast fashion phenom, now worth $66 billion, is a formidable rival to Inditex’s (ITX.MC) Zara and H&M (HMb.ST) thanks to its marketing prowess and efficient Chinese supply chains – and despite the U.S.-China trade war. But rising American pressure […]

Thousands evacuated in China’s Tianjin after cracks appear near high-rises

BEIJING, June 9 (Reuters) – Thousands of people were evacuated from several high-rise apartment buildings in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin in recent days after land collapses created large cracks on nearby streets, according to state media and the local government. Large fissures appeared on roads near a residential complex in Tianjin’s Jinnan district […]

China issues draft guidelines to tackle online bullying

BEIJING, June 9 (Reuters) – China is canvassing public opinion on draft guidelines to punish cyber violence, authorities said on Friday, as concern grows over online bullying and attacks targeting women and children in the world’s largest internet community. Cyber violence, unlike traditional crimes, often aims at strangers so that victims face “extremely high” costs […]

WhatsApp Launches One-to-Many Channels Feature

WhatsApp is going beyond messaging and phone calls with a new channels feature. Channels are a one-way broadcast tool that’ll allow admins to share information with an audience through texts, photos, and videos. WhatsApp says it’s a way for users to keep up with their favourite sports teams, hobbies, or public officials — all in […]

Irish entrepreneurs knock on the gateway to Asia in Singapore

On the sliver of the Indian Ocean visible through a gap in newly rain-soaked tropical foliage lies a flotilla of container ships of all shapes and sizes, all queuing to get in or out of the world’s busiest commercial port. Framing this vista are the floor to ceiling windows at the Capella Hotel on the […]

Is Trump kissing Fauci? With apparently fake photos, DeSantis raises AI ante

In one apparently altered image, former U.S. President Donald Trump is seen hugging his bête noire Dr. Anthony Fauci, who beams in response. In another, Trump is kissing Fauci on the nose. These images published by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ campaign this week demonstrate how the 2024 Republican White House contenders have elevated their war […]

Why Sequoia Capital is sawing off its Chinese branch

Neil Shen has god-like status in the Chinese private-equity industry. The lead dealmaker at Sequoia China placed big, early bets on some of the country’s most successful technology companies, such as Meituan, a delivery super-app, and Pinduoduo, an e-commerce giant. Now Mr Shen’s investment firm is planning to go it alone, dropping the Sequoia name […]

David Johnston ends relationship with crisis communications firm Navigator in foreign interference probe

Open this photo in gallery: David Johnston, special rapporteur on foreign interference, appears at a Parliamentary Committee Meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on June 6.Blair Gable/The Globe and Mail Special rapporteur David Johnston fired the crisis-communications firm Navigator Thursday after learning it also advised former Liberal MP Han Dong, whose conduct he scrutinized as […]

With apparently fake photos, DeSantis raises AI ante

SAN FRANCISCO, June 8 (Reuters) – In one apparently altered image, former U.S. President Donald Trump is seen hugging his bête noire Dr. Anthony Fauci, who beams in response. In another, Trump is kissing Fauci on the nose. These images published by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ campaign this week demonstrate how the 2024 Republican White […]

How to spot fake news and misinformation

I n recent years, government officials and industry leaders alike have become concerned with the prevelance of misinformation on the internet, created and spread through various technological means. Internet gatekeepers are now considering new ways to ensure users can trust online content as misinformation and disinformation continue to spread. Google has announced two features to […]

HEADLINES: Gibo to China: Earn our trust | June 9, 2023

Good day. Here are the stories for The Manila Times for Friday, June 9, 2023. READ: Gibo to China: Earn our trust Get the latest news delivered to your inbox Sign up for The Manila Times’ daily newsletters By signing up with an email address, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the […]

12 Movies, Documentaries To See at Tribeca Festival 2023

Photo-Illustration: Vulture. Photos: Christian Schulz; Courtesy Martin Flaherty & The Rock Hudson Estate Collection/HBO; Jonathan Furmanski Tribeca Festival, f.k.a. Tribeca Film Festival, is kicking off at a very interesting and unstable time. The Writers Guild of America is about a month into their strike, the Screen Actors Guild just voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike […]

WhatsApp is getting a new Twitter-style feed that it really doesn’t need

WhatsApp’s newest feature brings a different vibe to the world’s most popular messaging app, and likely not for the better. It’s called Channels, and it’s specifically for more-than-necessary broadcasts rather than conversations. Meta, the company that owns WhatsApp, calls it “a private way to follow what matters” and uses local sports updates as an example […]

Kylee Enwright: Aussie mother rushed into emergency brain surgery, in induced coma after fall in Thailand

An Australian man is begging for help to bring his wife home from Thailand after she suffered a catastrophic brain injury in an accident at their holiday resort. Paul Enwright and his wife Kylee, who used to live in Fremantle before moving to NSW, were on the second day of their holiday in Khao Lak […]

UK to remove Chinese surveillance cameras from sensitive government sites as Beijing hits back

The UK is to strip Chinese surveillance cameras from its sensitive government sites over national security measures related to China. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak made his stance on China clear at the G7 summit last month, saying the country posed the “biggest challenge” in the world to global security and prosperity. The government pledged to […]

Manchester United youngster Will Fish wanted by Hibernian

Hibernian are plotting to re-sign Manchester United youngster Will Fish in the summer transfer window. Fish signed a long-term contract at Old Trafford last year to keep him at the club until the summer of 2025, with the option of another year. The 20-year-old is a Manchester-born academy product and he’s captained England up to […]

Investigating interference plus other letters, June 8: ‘China certainly isn’t the only actor in this movie, and its impact shouldn’t equate to hysteria’

Open this photo in gallery: David Johnston, Independent Special Rapporteur on Foreign Interference, appears as a witness at the Procedure and House Affairs Committee on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 6.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Mask up Re “Smoke from Quebec wildfires spreading into Southern Ontario, northeastern U.S.” (June 7): New public-health advisory: Use a […]