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Women manufacture components for temperature control equipment in Jinxi county, East China's Jiangxi Province on Tuesday. The county has in recent years established multiple poverty-alleviation workshops to provide jobs for villagers and raise their incomes more quickly. Photo: cnsphotoCopyright Global Times. All rights reserved.Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
MLB Considering A Bubble For 16-Team Playoffs
In what seems like the only way to have professional sports in a post-COVID world, the MLB is considering using a bubble setup similar to the NBA’s format. This comes off the heels of two major outbreaks in the MLB with the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals both having their seasons suspended after more than 10 members of each team tested positive with the Cardinals not playing a game since July 29. According to ESPN, the playoffs would likely start in three areas then move to two hubs and the format would look something like this:The three-game National League wild-card round, played in t...
Travel safety tips for Summertime road trips during COVID-19
SAN DIEGO, August 11, 2020 — Summertime road trips are the best way to get out and enjoy nature. We all need a break, but it is important to practice sun safety and measures for staying healthy during this pandemic.One of the benefits of taking a vacation is breaking free from the daily grind of everyday lifeExplore new locales even if they are only a drive away, experience new sights, enjoy local foods and our glorious national parks.Road trips provide experiences that are invaluable for personal growth, and rejuvenation.Thanks to Emerson Peters for making this photo available freely on @unsp...
Communities Digital News
How Cell Phone Technology Has Changed Society
August 11, 2020 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Communication technology has come a long way. In 1837, the first telegraph was invented, closing the gap between continents and making long-distance interactions possible. In 1867, telephones appeared in the market, empowering people to pick up their receivers and actually speak with one another in the real moment, instead of wiring their messages. Finally, in 1973, cell phones saw a commercial-wide release, removing time and space limitations of the previous modes of communication, and allowing never-before-experienced mobility. Each new technologi...
INSIGHTS | China’s digital currency has a long way to go
China's digital currency is now undergoing cautious trials, and won't be coming for another year.
Guterres: UN to support Lebanon in 'every possible way'
The UN on Monday voiced “total” solidarity with Lebanon, saying it will continue to support the country “in every possible way” following massive explosions that struck the Beirut port last week.“The blast has come at an already difficult time for Lebanon, with the country already facing economic hardship and impacts of the coronavirus virus,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a briefing, offering his condolences to the families of more than 150 victims.Guterres called for “robust international support” for all people in need in Lebanon.The secretary stressed that the UN has undert...
The Middle East Monitor
Man Utd players confident Sancho on his way
Manchester United players are confident they'll soon be joined by Borussia Dortmund ace Jadon Sancho.There are only five weeks until the start of the 2020/2021 season, and Sancho has been consistently linked with a move to Old Trafford.And according to journalist Ian McGarry, the winger is in regular contact with several United players as a potential transfer edges closer.“Manchester United are comfortable at this moment in time that they're not in any competition for the signature of Jadon Sancho," McGarry said on the Transfer Window podcast.“They don't believe they're going to be gazumped by...
Can hydroxychloroquine prevent COVID-19? Bad press getting in the way of KU finding out
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For 30 days, Kansas City physician Michael Waxman took a daily dose of hydroxychloroquine.Or maybe, he didn’t.Maybe, those pills were nothing more than a placebo.He won’t know until the end of a national clinical trial investigating whether hydroxychloroquine — the drug that keeps popping up in headlines — can prevent health care workers like him from getting COVID-19.The study, led by Duke Clinical Research Institute, is taking place at 40 sites across the country, including the University of Kansas Medical Center.Waxman, a pulmonary critical care physician who has worked a...
The Kansas City Star
Man City midfielder Rodri: We know we're better than Real Madrid
Rodri insists Manchester City know they are a better team than Real Madrid.The Sky Blues are up 2-1 heading into their highly anticipated last-16 second-leg in Manchester on Friday.Speaking before the clash, Rodri said: "They are more than a team. They have that way of playing where you can never relax even if you are winning three or 4-0 they always come back and have that huge personality to become the champions they have been."It is the biggest team in this competition and they show that to the world. But now football has changed a little bit - it is so competitive the distances between tea...
Macron: French investigators on the way to help Beirut blast probe
French President Emmanuel Macron, speaking after his arrival in Beirut, says French police and forensic teams will be arriving later in the day with aid for investigations and logistics.Macron says France will take further aid initiatives, at national and European level, "in the coming hours" once he has held discussions with rescuers on the ground and with Lebanese authorities.The French president also calls for reform in Lebanon, arguing that even apart from the devastating explosion at Beirut port it is known that "the crisis here is grave.""It is a political, moral, economic and financial ...