Day: September 16, 2022

Business

China’s consumer, factory activity improve but still weak

Chinese consumer spending and factory output edged up in August but still were weak, official data showed Friday, and forecasters warned the second-largest economy is vulnerable to repeated shutdowns of cities to fight virus outbreaks. Housing sales plummeted while prices edged lower, adding to a slide in real estate activity under pressure from a government […]

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Life & style

New York Fashion Week: Inside The Black In Fashion Council’s Latest Showroom

While the fashion industry has made slow strides regarding diversity, equity and inclusion, history has proven that passiveness does not lend itself to progress. Rather than waiting for change to come, we may have to be the change we want to see. Since its launch in August 2020, the Black in Fashion Council has been […]

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Business

Boeing to resell some Max jets ordered by Chinese airlines

Boeing officials said they will find new buyers for some Boeing 737 Max jets that were built for Chinese airlines but can’t be delivered because China’s aviation regulator…

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Life & style

Willy Chavarria Takes It to Church

Classicism, class consciousness and design chops converged at the Latinx designer’s latest presentation.

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Sports

Federer, Serena retire; tennis moves on to Alcaraz, Swiatek

The timing of it all hardly could be more symbolic: Within a span of two weeks, Serena Williams plays what is believed to be her last match at age 40, Roger…

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Business

Starbucks Singapore says customer database breached

Starbucks Singapore said Friday its customer database was breached online, with local media reporting that 200,000 people’s information was stolen. The coffee chain — a licensed Starbucks franchise…

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Overseas

Lebanon hit by string of bank robberies as citizens try to claim own savings

Several people across Lebanon desperately attempted to rob their country’s banks in order to get hold of their own savings — a sign of the country’s deteriorating financial situation. On Friday, there were at least five bank robberies. One person entered the building armed with a hunting rifle, spurred on by restrictions on the amount […]

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Life & style

Five-minute walks best way to comfort crying babies, says study

Science has perfected the answer to calming a crying baby: Hold and walk with them for five minutes. The evidence-based soothing strategy was derived from experiments carried out…

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Sports

Pathway back to competition for Russian athletes being considered

Russian athletes who have not been welcome at international events due to the country’s war with Ukraine could soon be allowed back in competition, said the head of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) on Thursday. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) issued guidance to sports governing bodies in February to remove Russian and […]

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Business

What will replace e-tolls?

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says if e-tolls on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) are scrapped, it is likely they will be replaced by something else. “I am sure you are hoping that we scrap [e-tolls],” Mbalula said last week during a briefing on the new smart card driving licence. But he added: “For every […]

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