Journalist Glenn Greenwald blasts Biden pick for economic team on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.'
Journalist Glenn Greenwald blasts Biden pick for economic team on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.'
A relative of a coronavirus victim in China is demanding to meet a visiting World Health Organization expert team, saying it should speak with affected families who allege they are being muffled by the Chinese government. China approved the visit by researchers under the auspices of the U.N. agency only after months of negotiations. “I hope the WHO experts don’t become a tool to spread lies,” said Zhang Hai, whose father died of COVID-19 on Feb. 1, 2020, after traveling to the Chinese city of Wuhan and getting infected.
Nadhim Zahawi said the UK’s vaccination programme is on track and refuted claims the AstraZeneca vaccine was not effective in older people.
Earlier the prime minister had called for ‘maximum possible protection against reinfection from abroad’
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Ghislaine Maxwell has asked a judge to dismiss her case on multiple grounds as she awaits trial on charges she recruited teenage girls in the 1990s for Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse. Lawyers said the indictment against their client was obtained unjustly and does not allege crimes specific enough to bring before a jury. The agreement sought to protect Epstein and those around him as he agreed to plead guilty to state charges in Florida that forced him to register as a sex offender.
A team of Nepali climbers that made the first winter summit of K2, the world’s second tallest peak, arrived back in the country to a heroes' welcome on Tuesday from crowds of well-wishers. The 10 men, who climbed the 8,611 metre (28,251 foot) K2 peak on Jan. 16, attributed their success to team spirit and a resolve to raise their country’s pride. "We succeeded in our effort because we worked as a team," Nirmal Purja, the climbing leader, said at a public function to welcome them back.
While museums in France have indefinitely shut their doors during the Covid-19 pandemic, private art galleries remain open to visitors. But for how long? RFI's Arnab Bérenger has this report. Nearly a year after the Covid-19 pandemic, Paris’ trendy Marais district - normally teeming with life on a Saturday afternoon - has been reduced to a smattering of masked pedestrians and rows of shuttered shop windows. Since November last year, the French government has allowed only 'essential' services to stay open. This includes supermarkets, take-away food and shops selling electronics and clothes. Cultural spaces like museums, theatres and cinemas have been deemed ‘non-essential’ and remain shut, much to the disarray of France’s entertainment industry.However art-lovers in Paris have not been left totally bereft. Private art galleries in the French capital are considered ‘essential’, and remain open to visitors. A ‘hunger’ for art and new opportunitiesJustine Durrett, director of the David Zwirner Gallery in Paris, thinks this is positive. "Galleries are benefitting from larger audiences and more visibility", she told RFI. "There is a need from the public to nourish their souls, a hunger for art" Durrett foretells "lasting changes" for the "complex ecosystem of galleries, artists, institutions, collectors, auction houses" that constitute the art market. "These are opportunities as well", she says.Even if travel restrictions have deprived the gallery of its mostly foreign buyers, Durrett feels that we should learn from this crisis and reevaluate the role of art in society."Seeing the central place that culture and art actually has for people in their lives…how much they long to return to it when they’re deprived of it — we can build on that as the world hopefully returns to normal, think about making some of these things priorities in our societies", she says. The show must go on Next door, Tristan van der Stegen welcomes RFI to the Xippas gallery that is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. "The show must go on. Museums and cultural centres are closed, and our gallery offers a space where you can discover historical artists as well as emerging ones", the gallery's director says enthusiastically. "We've had two confinements and a curfew... This has not stopped people from wanting to discover art."Stegen feels that visits to an art gallery are of better quality than in a museum. "People take more time to discover art than they used to. There's less of a rush. So the quality of discussions are in a way more interesting", he says. Louvre museum visitors fall by over 70 percent in 2020Health restrictions also play an important part"The public today feels more comfortable, feels safer visiting a gallery than a public space" he claims. According to Stegen, the artist has an essential role during the pandemic. "The artist provides a commentary on the society we live in, and the conditions we live in. We need to echo their voices as much as possible. They all have something to say about what we're going through. Something which will help us as well, positive messages, warnings, another way of seeing things". The digital highway Both Durrret and Stegen concur that art is going through a digital revolution. "There is a digital highway, and we’re on it" says Stegen.Indeed, most museums, indefinitely shut to the public, have been offering virtual visits and online guided tours. Nevertheless, for the few who brave the Parisian winter for a stroll in the Marais quarter, dozens of small to medium-sized art galleries offer a rare ‘non-virtual’ art experience. But for how long? With fears over a possible third lockdown in France, art galleries may have to shut their doors yet again, making all exhibitions and collections in France go 100% digital.
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(Bloomberg) -- The Czech Republic may raise interest rates as many as two times this year, central bank Governor Jiri Rusnok said, departing from the global trend of pursuing ultra-loose monetary policy against the Covid-19 crisis.Rusnok, speaking in an interview, said he sees economic growth picking up in the second half of the year, partly due to progress on vaccinations. He said unemployment, which is the European Union’s lowest, is also expected to remain subdued and keep pressure on consumer prices.Like other nations across Europe, the Czechs have locked down their retail and hospitality industries to get a grip on the pandemic. The export-dependent economy is selling cars, electronics and other goods everywhere from Germany to China to drive economic growth.“We will tread very cautiously to make sure we don’t undercut the fragile economic recovery by acting too early or tightening monetary conditions too fast,” Rusnok said in an interview on Monday. “Other than that, the outlook for gradual rate hikes is still valid and we’ll be mainly fine-tuning the timing.”The koruna gained 0.2% against the euro after Rusnok’s comments as the money market began pricing in a higher likelihood of rate hikes.Czech policy makers differ from their counterparts in the euro area and central Europe, who are extending monetary easing to support growth and maintain low government financing costs.Read more: Czechs Cede Debt Aversion With a Repeat of Record Deficit TargetThe nation of 10.7 million still has more available jobs than people seeking work and an aging population, which has kept price growth above the central bank’s 2% target. The labor shortage is driving up salaries and won’t disappear when the government ends relief programs, according to the governor.“We entered the crisis with a very dynamic economy that even showed some signs of overheating, especially in the labor market and to some extent in real-estate prices,” he said. “So our inflationary potential is incomparably higher than in the euro area.”Still, a stronger koruna and risks to the recovery mean rates probably won’t rise three times this year as implied in the central bank’s November projection, said Rusnok.“The pace of rate normalization could be roughly in line with our forecast, but the whole process will be slightly delayed in time,” he said. “I don’t know if we’ll do zero, one or two hikes.”The Czechs stand out in Europe by rejecting unconventional monetary tools. Relatively low public debt and surplus bank liquidity are helping finance record budget deficits without quantitative easing.While the government’s longer-term debt yields have jumped the most in Europe over the past three months and are higher than in junk-rated Greece, Rusnok doesn’t see a need for the bank to start asset purchases. Yields are still low, with negative real interest rates that are below those in the euro area, he said.Policy makers are debating non-standard tools to have them ready if needed, but they’d only use them to fulfill their goal of safeguarding price and financial stability, according to the governor.“It’s not a taboo for us,” he said. “But it certainly isn’t something that we would be thinking about as a policy move in the foreseeable future.”(Updates with koruna gains in fifth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
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Dublin, Jan. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Web Filtering - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Global Web Filtering Market to Reach $7.3 Billion by 2027Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Web Filtering estimated at US$3.1 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$7.3 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 12.7% over the analysis period 2020-2027. DNS Filtering, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 12.5% CAGR and reach US$2.6 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the URL Filtering segment is readjusted to a revised 11.8% CAGR for the next 7-year period.The U. S. Market is Estimated at $926.7 Million, While China is Forecast to Grow at 12.3% CAGRThe Web Filtering market in the U. S. is estimated at US$926.7 Million in the year 2020. 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GettyOur wardrobe staples are changing. The continued lockdown has meant that where we used to have work wardrobes, going-out clothes, and casual wear, we’ve now been reduced to that same ratty T-shirt and leggings most days.Yet shapewear—typically worn at special occasions, formal gatherings, dates, and other things that are non-existent right now—is holding on.Despite women spending literally dozens of Friday nights on the couch over the past year, Spanx is making it through the pandemic better than many clothing brands. Online searches for shapewear are faltering slightly, but in comparison to the dozens of clothing retailers that have declared bankruptcy since the start of the pandemic—like J. Crew, Neiman Marcus and Century 21—shapewear has adapted to our suddenly home-based working and relaxing lives.It’s the Great War of Kim Kardashian’s Skims Versus Spanx—but What Shapewear Do Women Really Want?“We'll be taking the notion of comfort in clothing with us post-COVID, even when we're back out and about—going to work and socializing again—and shapewear is going to have to appreciate that new mindset,” said Elizabeth Shobert, VP of Marketing and Digital Strategy at StyleSage.“I also think the body-positivity movement will continue its momentum and that shapewear brands will want to be careful to use language that doesn't go against that grain.”After promoting leggings marketed as perfect for those staying home for the holidays last month, Spanx is pushing athletic wear on its Instagram page at the start of the year. Kim Kardashian West opened a new line of shapewear not long before the pandemic began and started selling maternity styles and loungewear in 2020.Despite there being nowhere to go—or nowhere you’re supposed to go—since last March, some people have still found reason to bring out their shapewear. Whether it’s nostalgia for the days of dressing up and going out, brand loyalty or wanting to try out the new products that the industry has been developing, people are still interested.this was the only passable photo this is us exiting 2020 (I wore spanx to the zoom party) pic.twitter.com/IQEYHdjHuB— brennuary bones (@BonniePuns) January 1, 2021 Meanwhile, we're "ringing" in the New Year the best we know how: a onesie and SPANX! @jessicavosk pic.twitter.com/KuB5NavhEd— SPANX (@SPANX) December 30, 2020 Mommy & daughter cozy in our @skims 🤞🏼🤍 pic.twitter.com/PcXsmm4dwk— miri (@miriacvd) January 1, 2021 During pre-pandemic times, New York actress Jessica Vosk wore shapewear regularly for performances, tapings and almost anything work-related.But even in the pandemic, and in fact especially during the pandemic, she’s found herself bringing them out. “Shapewear to me had always been like that little security blanket you carried around as a kid. Makes you feel better, makes you feel secure. At least, it’s always been that way for me,” Vosk told The Daily Beast.Leggings are now prominently displayed on the Spanx website, with a phrase that has basically become synonymous with pandemic style when we’re wearing the same pants day in and day out: “comfiest, everyday go-to.”For Vosk leggings are a key part of shapewear’s appeal currently. She recently bought a pair of black Spanx brand leggings that she is “absolutely obsessed” with.“Will I buy more [leggings]? The limit does not exist,” Vosk said.Los Angeles resident Brenna White has busted out her Spanx occasionally during the pandemic, even if it’s just to dress up for a take-out meal. “Even though I’m not going out, it is nice to pull on shapewear like Spanx (that I invested in) to see the curves of my body and put on outfits I used to wear,” the 34-year-old said. She hates thinking of her nicest outfits “wasting away” in the closet, and shapewear is inseparable from that.Despite these personal stories of devotion, the pandemic has affected the shapewear industry. Online searches for shapewear are down 28% year-over-year and new shapewear styles are down 30%. “That would have to suggest to me that if that's not an outright rejection of shapewear, at the very least there's been a significant decrease in interest in shopping and wearing it [since the start of the pandemic],” said Shobert.“With what we know about the popularity of sweatpants and leggings throughout the pandemic, it's kind of hard to envision adding shapewear to that comfortable mix,” she said.Yet the industry’s gradual pivot away from restrictive high-rise and high-compression underclothes and towards comfort and support gives shapewear—pun intended—room to grow. Kardashian’s maternity clothes garnered enthusiasm and criticism when they were launched. Kardashian’s SKIMS shapewear line expanded sales to both the United Kingdom and the Middle East months into the pandemic.New to the Spanx world is the Spanx Men’s line added in the first week of 2021, which includes underwear and undershirts with varying degrees of compression.Spanx CEO Sara Blakely, who’s now worth over $600 million according to Forbes, said she’s taking the current crisis and trying to view it as an opportunity. “The narrative for all of your customers has changed, so your narrative has to change,” Blakely told LinkedIn during a podcast interview this spring. She said the company is coming up with ideas for new items, which she declined to share, and thinking about how to create a “new normal” for shoppers who are stuck at home.“I personally will always be Team Spanx hehe,” my friend from grad school texted me when I told her I was writing this story. Shapewear is by nature a personal thing. A relationship like that—between human and articles of clothing so intimately and personally worn—can’t be easily broken. We dream of the post-pandemic time when it returns to help us feel fabulous on a night out. And until then, it can stay the trusted friend that helps us relax at home.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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