‘Gaslighting’ Is Merriam-Webster’s 2022 Word of the Year

‘Gaslighting’ , Is Merriam-Webster’s 2022 Word of the Year. Gaslighting is defined as: , “the psychological manipulation of a person, usually over an extended period of time.”. According to Merriam-Webster, gaslighting , “causes the victim to question the validity of their own thoughts, perception of reality, or memories and typically leads to confusion, … … … Read more

Putin Says Russia Will Use AI To Increase Life Expectancy To 80 Years Old

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said Russia will use artificial intelligence technology to increase average life expectancy to over 80 years. Speaking at the AI ​​Journey conference, Putin said there were already “some positive examples” with their goal of increasing life expectancy. He did not, however, give any specific details. “Healthcare is the most … Read more

Dow, Nasdaq Rise After Fed Officials Signal Rate Increase Slowdown

US stocks closed higher Wednesday after Federal Reserve officials signaled their willingness to slow the rate of interest rate hikes. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 97.01 points, or 0.28%, to close at 34,195.11. The S&P 500 rose 23.88 points, or 0.60%, to close at 4,027.46, and the Nasdaq Composite rose 11.09 points, or 0.99%, … Read more

Indonesia Earthquake Death Toll Hits 162; Total Expected To Sharply Increase

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake rattled the main Indonesian island of Java, killing 162 people and injuring hundreds of residents. The epicenter of the quake is near the city of Cianjur, 60 miles away from the country’s capital Jakarta, The New York Times reported. The earthquake toppled hundreds of buildings and houses, but Indonesia’s National Agency … Read more

Australia reports 38 pct increase of COVID-19 cases

CANBERRA, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) — Australia has reported a 38 percent increase in COVID-19 cases amid a fourth national wave of infections. According to data published by the federal Department of Health, an average of 10,799 new COVID-19 infections were reported nationally every day in the week to Friday. It represents an increase of 38.2 … Read more

South Australia facing longer, more severe heat waves: report

CANBERRA, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) South Australia is facing temperatures, less rainfall, longer droughts and more intense bushfire seasons by 2030, a government report has warned higher bushfire seasons. Susan Close, Deputy Premier of South Australia (SA) and Environment Minister, on Friday released the state’s Guide to Climate Projections for Risk Assessment and Planning report. It … Read more

Russian Support For Ukraine War Has Plunged, Citizens Wanting Peace Increase: Poll

The Russian public’s support for its country’s “special military operations” in Ukraine has decreased, according to the results of new polls. Surveys showed that public support for the military operations in Ukraine peaked in March and April and started to decline slowly by autumn, Russian news outlet Meduza reported. The polls were conducted by Russian … Read more

Snake numbers to boom as wet, warm weather creates perfect breeding conditions across eastern states

The number of snake sightings in eastern Australia has been increasing exponentially over recent weeks with experts forecasting perfect conditions for a bumper breeding season. Mildura-based snake catcher Terry Carstens has been busier than in previous years, already catching more than 40 snakes a week mostly in urban backyards along flooded rivers and wetlands. Terry … Read more

Australia lifts cash rate to 2.85 pct amid 32-year-high inflation

SYDNEY, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) — Australia’s central bank announced on Tuesday a back-to-back interest rate hike for seven months in a row, by 25 basis points to 2.85 percent in a bid to reign in the country’s “too high” inflation. Philip Lowe, governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, noted in a statement that over … Read more

Melbourne Cup day usually sees an increase in domestic violence — and alcohol is just one of many complex reasons why

Not everyone looks forward to the Melbourne Cup. Domestic violence and emergency services ready themselves for a potential increase in calls, call-outs and admissions. But as our recent review shows, the Melbourne Cup is not the only major sporting event around the world linked to a rise in domestic violence. Not everyone agrees on why … Read more