February 2019 archive

Jack Ma says movies should be made with passionij

With Green Book won best picture at the 91st Academy Awards ceremo ny, its co-producer Alibaba Pictures Group, the movie unit of the world’s largest e-com merce company, claimed to be the first internet film company to co-produce an Oscars winning movie. Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba Group, said a good movie does not necessarily have to …

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driven breakthroughs. Although among the two, the Huawei

Mate X is more practical than Galaxy Fold because the latter is folded inward to lower the risk of br eaking apart while falling down, which is not so useful when breaking-glass insurance is popular. More importantly, the “new” foldable smartphones are hardly of any pr actical use. Of course, one can easily double the …

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The same tactic has also been used within the United State

  said Van Jackson, a former Defense Department official in the Obama administration.   ”Historically, there have been many — I know of half a dozen instances myself personally — where senior North Korean officials were brought around and shown what capi talist industrialism looks like. They were shown what the stock market floor looks like on …

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Boeing 767 cargo jetliner crashes near Houston airport

NEW YORK — A Boeing 767 cargo jetliner with three people on board crashed into a bay near Housto n’s George Bush International Airport on Saturday, said the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). It is unlikely that anybody could have survived, said Brian Hawthorne, sheriff of the Chambers County of the US state of Texas. …

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Emami recalls a family meeting in which an elderly woman’s

  children decided to go against his advice to discharge their mother with Alzheimer’s disease: “(The children) told me the patient is yours. We don’t have any money to spend on her.”   ”I explained to the children that when she stays here, it means that her life expectancy is reduced by 80% … it means that …

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Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security

  Council, was critical of Trump at a rally Saturday.   ”The US has long been dealt blows by our country and our region and thus regularly bares its warmongering teeth,” Shamkhani said, according to state-run Press TV.   ”And when a missile is tested thousands of kilometers away, after (issuing empty) threats, all their preside nt does …

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Desperate and alone, Saudi sisters risk everything

  It was September 6, 2018. The two Saudi sisters were on a family vacation in Colombo, Sri Lanka. For weeks, they had helped their mother organize the trip, feigning excitement at the possibility of two weeks away from Riyadh, but knowing that if all went to plan, they’d never go back.   Failure was not an …

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ears later, Geovanis worked for the Russian oligarch Oleg

  Deripaska, whose ties to Trump’s 2016 campaign chairman Paul Manafort have also been of interest to investigators.   Moscow-based businessman David Geovanis   Two witnesses who have given evidence to the Senate Intelligence Committee say the y were asked about Geovanis’ past relationship with the President during interviews last year. The interviews were conducted by staff working …

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A businessman, three women and Joseph Stalinttee has

  One of the two witnesses says the committee has a photograph of a younger Geovanis apparently posing in a portrait with three partially clo thed women. The portrait, once displayed in a Russian gallery under the title “The Capitalist,” depicts the subjects in front of a picture of th e former Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. …

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Geovanis, who married a Russian woman, obtained a

  Russian passport in 2014. He was last seen by family members in the US in early 2017 after the death of his mother.   He is not believed to have returned to the US since then, and his decision to remain in M oscow means US congressional investigators can’t easily find out what he knows.   In …

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