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Wealth of US billionaires soars during pandemic

作者:admin 2020-12-12

The US' billionaires have seen their wealth rise by more than $1 trillion since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a study Wednesday, fueling a debate about higher taxes on the rich. The White House Photo: XinhuaThe collecti 阅读全文

Forgotten Syrians need winter help, says author Gaiman

作者:admin 2020-12-09

The world can't forget the plight of Syrian refugees during the 2020-21 winter despite the global upheaval caused by COVID-19, fantasy author Neil Gaiman said on Tuesday as he helped launch the UN refugee program's cold weather appeal. Displ 阅读全文

What is it like to take part in vaccine trial?

作者:admin 2020-11-26

A key facet of the global mad scramble by Pfizer, Moderna and other pharma groups to develop a viable coronavirus vaccine is the recruitment of tens of thousands of volunteers willing to participate in clinical trials. A sign is seen at the 阅读全文

Study finds money lost in US lockdowns

作者:admin 2020-11-25

There's little doubt that government-ordered business shutdowns to stop the spread of COVID-19 damaged the US economy, but the exact cost is unclear. Passengers wearing protective masks check in at the San Francisco International Airport boa 阅读全文

Aussie celebrity chef axed after posting Nazi symbol via social media platforms

作者:admin 2020-11-19

Australian celebrity chef and conspiracy theorist Pete Evans was ditched by several companies and had his books pulled from shelves on Tuesday after he posted a Nazi symbol to social media. Police speak with protester Dellacoma Rio (center) 阅读全文

Stages sit dark as US performance world struggles with cancelled seasons

作者:admin 2020-10-19

Recent weeks have seen the already painful situation facing live performances in the US grow increasingly dire, with major companies along with Broadway somberly scrapping hope to reopen before the summer of 2021 and scrambling to find ways t 阅读全文

London’s music goes underground to beat lockdown blues

作者:admin 2020-09-22

London's hard-hit live entertainment sector is hoping to prove it can resurrect itself from the coronavirus shutdown - and a series of gigs from a maze of tunnels could show the way to do it.Lockdown Town, which opens on October 2, will see s 阅读全文

Brazil slum ballet school taps resilience to survive pandemic

作者:admin 2020-09-16

Against a backdrop of jumbled shacks seemingly piled atop each other, the dancers run in place with studied movements, then collapse to the floor in steady succession.This is a rehearsal at the Ballet of Paraisopolis, a school in one of the b 阅读全文