China looks past Covid as tourist bookings surge for the Lunar New Year

China looks past Covid as tourist bookings surge for the Lunar New Year

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BEIJING — People in China are moving past the pandemic and going out to travel, preliminary data for the Lunar New Year holiday show.

“Pent-up demand is being released as many people rush to scenic spots, watch firework shows and crowd into restaurants and hotels,” Nomura’s chief China economist Ting Lu said in a report Thursday.

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Bitcoin, ETH continue to see price declines, most altcoins follow suit

 

The crypto worth chart mirrored losses alongside majority altcoins as we speak. Bitcoin opened Tuesday with a two p.c loss. On the time of writing, BTC is buying and selling at $16,457 (roughly Rs. 13.6 lakh). The oldest crypto asset additionally recorded losses on worldwide exchanges. Binance and Coinbase revealed that BTC misplaced as much as 1.30 p.c of its worth to commerce at $16,664 (roughly Rs. 13.7 lakh). Prior to now 24 hours, BTC misplaced $263 (roughly Rs. 21,756) from its final day opening worth of $16,720 (roughly Rs. 13.8 lakh).

Ether additionally noticed losses along with Bitcoin. After a 0.30 p.c loss, ETH is presently buying and selling at $1,184 (roughly Rs. 98,008).

Stablecoins like Tether, USD Coin, and Binance USD — all witnessed losses.

These had been joined by Binance Coin, Ripple, Cardano, Polygon, Polkadot, Tron and Litecoin on the dropping facet of the value chart.

India displays indigenous arms and women power at Republic Day Parade

The drive for atmanirbharta or self-sufficiency in India’s military might, as well as the key role of women in the armed forces were both in the spotlight at India’s 74th Republic Day celebrations on January 26, 2023, held at the newly-renovated and renamed Kartavya Path in the capital.

After two years of celebrations without any chief guest due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi was the chief guest at this year’s parade, the first with President Droupadi Murmu at the helm.

As the national flag was unfurled on a cold and windy morning, the 21-gun salute was presented for the first time by Indian made 105-mm field guns, replacing the seven vintage Quick Fire 25-pounder guns which have been used since Independence. The change was in line with the Central government’s push for the indigenous manufacture of defence equipment

Michigan State basketball’s defense stands tall in 63-61 win over Iowa

Michigan State basketball’s defense stands tall in 63-61 win over Iowa

Bad to good

 

 

EAST LANSING — Malik Hall returned at the start, and things seemed on the uptick for Michigan State basketball.

Tyson Walker left late, and things started to look bleak.

Both made significant plays to deliver the Spartans a back-and-forth, sometimes physical, sometimes sloppy, in-the-end thrilling 63-61 home win Thursday night against Iowa.

What Was Not On The Agenda?

  

 

Now that the parade of private jets, luxury cars and masters of the universe has departed from Davos, it’s worth taking some time to think about important topics that didn’t seem prevalent on the agenda at the World Economic Forum this year.

The theme of this year’s WEF was “Cooperation in a Fragmented World.” On panels throughout the week, participants discussed ways to solve the problems of the world by implementing new systems to address challenges like climate change, economic stagnation and geopolitical risks. It’s no surprise that some of the most common topics raised in these discussions were the war in Ukraine, environmental social and governance (ESG) in all its manifestations, and concerns among Europeans that U.S. President Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act is placing them at a competitive disadvantage by discriminating against EU countries.

Australian Open 2023 | Story behind The Original Nine, Billie Jean King sacrifice that saved women’s tennis

The top 20 all-time women’s tennis prize money winners

 

In 1970, women’s tennis was virtually nothing.

While the men took centre stage everywhere, the women were relegated to the back courts. 

Pay and prize money? Also virtually nothing. Certainly not enough to survive on.

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But that changed when Billie Jean King led a group of the best female players – now known as the Original Nine – to start their own professional tour in pursuit of equal rights.

Alongside King was fellow Americans Peaches Bartkowicz, Julie Heldman, Nancy Richey, Rosie Casals, Valerue Ziegenfuss, and Kristy Pigeon, as well as two Australians – Judy Dalton and Kerry Melville Reid.

Central,Volta NDC Congratulate new Minority leadership

The Leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Central Region has congratulated Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam, on his elevation as the minority leader in Parliament. 

According to the party, Dr. Forson’s elevation offered sufficient demonstration of his diligence and commitment to the course of the party in Parliament and Ghana in general. 

The party replaced the current Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, with the Ranking Member on the Finance Committee, Dr. Forson. 

Leadership of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Volta Region has congratulated Mr Governs Kwame Agbodza, Member of Parliament for Adaklu Constituency, on his elevation to the position of Minority Chief Whip. 

“The Chairman and the entire National Democratic Congress of the Volta Region is proud of you, on your elevation to the position of the Minority Chief-Whip of the NDC Group in Parliament.” 

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