Building miniature models of the big world
By He Qi | China Daily | Updated: 2020-05-29 08:11Unlike his retired friends, who can spend all day playing mahjong, Peng Yimin prefers spending his time re-creating buildings－in miniature form.Since learning of the art form 20 years ago when he was attending a school for senior citizens, the 81-year-old has created hundreds of miniature buildings.Many of his works have received accolades, including a replica of the iconic City God Temple in Shanghai which won first prize in a national competition. The model, which took him a year to complete, is now held by Sijing town, the area where his sma...
TITI OYINSAN: There is hardly a boring moment on TV
Titi Oyinsan is a model, former MBGN contestant as Miss Lagos, entrepreneur and On Air Personality. In this interview with Yetunde Oladeinde, she opens up on early life, how modeling led her to broadcasting, inspiration and having a very supportive husband.TELL us about your experience in broadcasting?My journey into broadcasting began in the modeling industry in Nigeria. I started as a model when I was 17. From there, I was invited as a guest on different TV programs like Funmi Iyanda’s Show as a model. That was how I got exposed to how TV worked at the NTA.I was blessed enough to be able to ...
US hails Taiwan model, but impact on China to be seen
Washington (AFP) - With its remarkable success in fighting the coronavirus and its democratic values, Taiwan is enjoying a groundswell of support in the United States whose leadership is eager to hold up the island as a model against China.Experts, however, doubt there will be a major impact for Taiwan -- and fear the robust US backing could even backfire if Beijing comes to view its complex relationship with the self-governing island through the lens of growing tensions with Washington.Some US officials sense a shift in Taiwan's long-polarized politics with the resounding re-election of Presi...
Maruti Suzuki India to supply 2nd OEM model to Toyota under global partnership
NEW DELHI, NNA - Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. will supply Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd. with a derivative of its Vitara Brezza SUV, the second model to be supplied as part of a global partnership between the two Japanese automakers.Toyota Motor Corp. and Suzuki Motor Corp., their respective parent companies, signed a memorandum of understanding in February 2017 to examine potential business partnerships in various areas, including the mutual supply of products and components, environmental technologies, and safety technologies.In 2019, Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest passenger carmaker, began su...
NNA Business News
Trudy Rubin: The Swedish model holds coronavirus lessons for America if the White House will learn them
As a partisan debate rages over whether and how to reopen the country, America is drifting, with no coherent strategy from the White House. States are opening up helter-skelter. President Donald Trump contradicts his experts and rages at perceived enemies, leaving ordinary citizens confused and angry.In a sane world, the Trump team would be assessing models adopted by nations that have handled COVID-19 better than we have. It would be devising an American model to transition to a safe new normal.South Korea and Germany have rightly reaped praise. But Sweden is now in the spotlight because it n...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Social distancing not as effective as hoped, new modeling shows
MINNEAPOLIS — New modeling by Minnesota researchers of the COVID-19 pandemic showed that social distancing isn’t as effective as initially expected in reducing deaths and infections, but will still help protect the state from a novel and highly infectious coronavirus.Initial models were based on estimates that Minnesota’s statewide stay-at-home order would reduce face-to-face contact and disease transmission by 80%, but the new model released Wednesday showed it only reduced that by 59.5%.COVID-19 remains a new disease globally, and new understanding is helping to create a more precise model, ...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Mercer County’s model might be the fix for transporting disabled commuters in N.J.
The stories about nightmare rides that disabled commuters recounted during a January hearing about problems with NJ Transit’s AccessLink paratransit service may soon be bad memories, if a bill to fix the system is passed.But first, the sponsors of that bill want NJ Transit’s board of directors to tap the brakes on contracts with contractors operating the service that are up for a vote on Wednesday, to provide a window for the proposed reforms to be implemented.Transit system for disabled commuters in Mercer County could be the model for statewide reforms in a bill to be introduced later this m...
Hailey Bieber has a 'hard time' being compared to husband Justin's exes
The 23-year-old model married the Yummy hitmaker, 26, in 2018, and has said it’s "not easy" to deal with the criticisms they have received, and "comparisons" between herself and Justin’s former partners - including pop star Selena Gomez.Speaking on their Facebook Watch show, The Biebers on Watch, one fan asked how they "manage to be a couple when everyone feels like they have a say in their relationship".Hailey responded: "It is definitely not easy. Justin knows I have a hard time with the things people say and the ways people make comparisons… The way they have made me feel like less of a wom...
In the coronavirus pandemic, Israel is a model – opinion
Every Jew in the United States who loves Israel is watching as the country slowly reopens, slowly, baby step after baby step, returns to itself after the near total corona-induced shutdown.American Jews who love Israel are acutely aware of just how aggressive Israel was in efforts to stave off the advance of this deadly plague. The cities that were closed and the communities that were quarantined, the borders that were shut and the flights that were turned away, the social distancing and the 14-day seclusions: the entire country in serious no-nonsense lockdown.It is nothing short of a modern-d...
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Will the ‘Singapore model’ survive the pandemic?
“This is all around us and the waves are going to take many many months, and maybe more than a year or two to settle. And we in Singapore are watching our dykes, trying to keep ourselves safe and preventing any of this from coming in, and having a situation that goes out of control.”These were the words of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 27 March during a televised speech.The analogy of a tide, used by the Prime Minister to describe the situation of the city-state in the context of the global pandemic, has been mobilised to justify the self-isolation that was introduced at the end ...