Gamer spends 30k on space-themed game room.
Gamer spends 30k on space-themed game room.
Plucked from obscurity to head China's ruling Communist Party after the Tiananmen crackdown in 1989, former Chinese President Jiang Zemin was expected to be just another transitional figurehead, destined to be a footnote in history. Yet Jiang, who died on Wednesday aged 96, confounded the naysayers, chalking up a list of achievements after breaking China out of diplomatic isolation in the post-Tiananmen era, mending fences with the United States and overseeing an unprecedented economic boom. Jiang was last seen in public in October 2019 among other former leaders watching a military parade at Tiananmen Square marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
Jiang Zemin, who came to power after the Tiananmen Square protests, has died at 96, state media say.
The dollar eased from a one-week high on Wednesday ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, while optimism over a possible loosening in China's COVID restrictions set it on course for its biggest monthly loss in over 20 years. Harmonised consumer inflation is expected to have risen by 10.4% in November, down from October's final reading of 10.6%. "The main focus is set to be on today’s flash CPI from the EU, which could set the scene as to whether we get 50 basis points or 75 bps when the ECB meets in just over two weeks’ time," CMC Markets chief markets strategist Michael Hewson said.
Hundreds of thousands of workers have walked out, or threatened to, causing widespread disruption.
FlexOS, a new Singapore-based platform that recently raised $1 million to help companies manage their hybrid teams and offices with a focus on the employee experience and company culture, partnered with the leading global innovation platform and venture capital firm Plug and Play on new original research that shows hybrid work is here to stay.
Kim Kardashian and Ye have reached a settlement in their divorce, averting a trial that had been set for next month, court documents filed on Tuesday showed.
Blackburn Cathedral will host some of the BBC's religious Christmas services.
Protesters hurled debris and glass at police in the latest expression of anger at zero-Covid rules.
NATO turned its attention on Wednesday to three countries shaken by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine — Bosnia, Georgia and Moldova — as the military alliance struggles to extend its security umbrella across Europe. At talks in Romania, the foreign ministers of the three countries met with their NATO counterparts to discuss ways that the world’s biggest security organization might be able to help, as the war in Ukraine exposes them to political, energy and territorial uncertainty. While the cause of the problems facing Bosnia, Georgia, and Moldova is clear, their needs and the way that NATO might be able to help them are not.
THE boss of Mulberry today issued a stark warning that high-end London retail is becoming “unviable” as he urged the government to reinstate VAT-free shopping for tourists. Thierry Andretta says trade in the capital, which includes stores on Bond St, Regent St and in Burlington Arcade, has plummeted as rich tourists from the US and the Arab states shop in Paris or other EU capitals instead.
Today, Microsoft and LinkedIn announced the next step in the Skills for Jobs program, providing free access to 350 courses and six new Career Essentials Certificates for six of the most in-demand jobs in the digital economy. Microsoft and LinkedIn will also be offering 50,000 LinkedIn Learning scholarships to help people get ahead in their skilling journey. By 2025, Microsoft will help train and certify 10 million people with skills for in demand jobs. Today's launch builds on the Global Skills
Golem.ai, a Deeptech whose ambition is to facilitate work through the use of a unique Artificial Intelligence and counter current to contemporary models of automation solutions, has enriched its brick of extraction of information contained in email attachments (Word, Excel, image, PDF, handwriting, etc.) by using PLANET AI's OCR technology. This major partnership between two European players in Artificial Intelligence is a key element for Golem.ai, once again demonstrating its ability to incorpo
A clean up is underway after about 1,100 gallons of toxic fire suppressant was spilled at the Navy’s Red Hill fuel facility Tuesday, according to Hawaii Department of Health officials. The Honolulu-Star Advertiser reported that the Aqueous Film Forming Foam is used to suppress fires caused by flammable liquids such as fuel and contain PFAS, so-called “forever chemicals” that are slow to degrade when released into the environment. Health investigators said excavators are currently digging up contaminated soil.
Olena Zelenska accused Russian forces of sexual violence and rape during the months-long war, which is now heading into a long winter.
The global interest rate outlook will be in focus today as traders await inflation figures in Europe and a key speech in the United States. Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell’s comments come in the run-up to the central bank’s December meeting, when policymakers are expected to lift rates by another 0.5%. Today’s inflation reading for the eurozone is expected to show a figure of 10.4%, down from 10.6% the previous month but in line with expectations for the European Central Bank to hike rates by at least 0.5% next month.
Health department’s infographic ‘exaggerates’ salary increases, says statistics watchdog
’I intentionally limited my interactions with him,’ the ‘Goodfellas’ actor said
‘It felt like I was reaching into the past and giving her a giant hug, and I felt it ripple back into the present’
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