“By 2025, China’s GDP is expected to catch up with or even surpass that of the US. India may surpass Germany to become the world’s fourth-largest economy. … The US’ status as the world’s largest economy will be nearing its end. For the first time, three Asian countries will be among the four major economies in the world,” the newspaper noted. … [Read more...] about Chinese State Media: ‘An Asian Era Is Coming’ Post-Trump
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"At first we were at the initial phase, where the CDC-developed test was only available in public health laboratories and the CDC," said Adm. Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services. "It works very well for a few thousand tests per day after it gets running. We're now moving into a phase that the big commercial laboratories with high throughput screening have availability." … [Read more...] about As testing ramps up, many doctors and patients are still experiencing problems
While real-life animals are giving us national optimism (and necessary cuddles), some non-humanoid creatures -- the kind we binge-watch to get by -- deserve a bit more compassion, noted Sara Stewart. A confirmed lover of all things "Star Wars," Stewart contended of "The Mandalorian": "We could all use a little Baby Yoda in our lives again....But you know what would make it better? If protagonist Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) could maybe stop traveling to different planets, meeting large exotic animals and slaughtering them." She added: "I get that the Mandalorian is a bounty hunter, not David Attenborough...But it's still a bummer to see a series so dedicated to portraying alien civilizations with scrappy nuance," also be so sadistic toward animals, even the imaginary kind. … [Read more...] about Trump transition show is jumping the shark
President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump rages against '60 Minutes' for interview with Krebs Cornyn spox: Neera Tanden has 'no chance' of being confirmed as Biden's OMB pick Five things to know about Georgia's Senate runoffs MORE defied expectations last week with the announcement of long-time aide and foreign policy expert Antony Blinken as his nominee for secretary of state. Blinken isn’t a political celebrity, and his name may be new to many pundits, but he brings a wealth of experience at a critical time for the department. … [Read more...] about Can Antony Blinken make American foreign policy great again?
The charge is the latest development in a still-expanding corruption scandal at City Hall that began with the arrest of former Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru in January. The U.S. Attorney’s Office charged Nuru with fraud and with lying to the FBI. Since his arrest, a slew of others, including city contractors, have also faced criminal charges for allegedly participating in schemes to get favorable treatment on contacts. Multiple city department heads have been forced to resign. … [Read more...] about SFPUC chief charged with accepting bribes in alleged City Hall corruption scheme