Rendez-vous: the best of culture and arts in Europe

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Euronews (English)

‘Fun Feminism’, Kunstmuseum Basel, SwitzerlandEven in 2023, works by female artists are still underrepresented in the Kunstmuseum Basel collection in Switzerland. Its new exhibition “Fun Feminism” presents some forty pieces, dating from the 1960s to the 1990s, as well as a selection of more recent works by contemporary Swiss and international artists. This includes Guerrilla Girls, Pipilotti Rist, Martha Rosler, and Rosemarie Trockel. For more than half a century, artists, art historians, gallerists, collectors, and curators have been working to represent female perspectives in the visual arts… Read More “Rendez-vous: the best of culture and arts in Europe”

From tanks to subsidies: the main topics at Davos

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AFP

Davos (Switzerland) (AFP) – The World Economic Forum in Davos wrapped up Friday after a week that featured feverish discussion of the war in Ukraine, rifts over global trade and Greta Thunberg crashing the party of the global elite. Here’s a summary of the hottest topics and main events: TanksUkraine sent a huge national delegation to Davos to lobby hard for new weapons and financial support to help it push Russian forces out of occupied territories, with the German-made Leopard tanks high on the wish-list. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who made an appearance on Wednesday, was pressured from … Read More “From tanks to subsidies: the main topics at Davos”

Microsoft and Alphabet Deepen the White-Collar Recession

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The Street

By Luc Olinga The tech sector is on track to cut more jobs than in 2022, a year reminiscent of the bursting of the dot-com bubble. The bad news came through their personal emails and, for some, on the Slack professional messaging app. Others were fired on Twitter in full view of everyone, while some learned of it when they were denied access to their computers. The past few months have been an emotional and professional roller coaster for tech employees, who more often than not make up the largest tranche of white-collar workers. Every month, or even almost every week, since summer 2022 has be… Read More “Microsoft and Alphabet Deepen the White-Collar Recession”

Google Brings Back Founders Page, Brin to Fend Off ChatGPT Threat

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The Street

By Luc Olinga ChatGPT, a trendy and clever AI product, is seen as a real threat to Google’s dominance in internet search. Google is in something of a state of emergency. For the first time the company finds itself facing a threat to its domination of internet search. The threat is ChatGPT, a conversational robot with which humans will be able to converse in natural language. Created by Open AI, it has become the buzz tool in the tech circles since it was launched on Nov. 30. Signaling that ChatGPT is different from the competitors that Google has faced and defeated in recent years, Chief Execu… Read More “Google Brings Back Founders Page, Brin to Fend Off ChatGPT Threat”

Analyzing WNBA Star Breanna Stewart’s Cryptic Free Agency Tweets

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Sports Illustrated

By Sarah Vasile The two-time champion has spent her entire career with the Seattle Storm, but her social media posts point to a possible departure. In her six-year WNBA career, Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart has racked up accolades; she’s a four-time All-Star, two-time WNBA Champion and one-time MVP. There’s no doubt that Stewart is a problem for opposing teams, but now she’s creating havoc in another arena: Twitter. Stewart, who’s now an unrestricted free agent, has caused a stir with her internet hieroglyphics, which feature everything from a baby bottle to a crocodile. Unrestricted f… Read More “Analyzing WNBA Star Breanna Stewart’s Cryptic Free Agency Tweets”

Dollar ends up vs yen, as super easy BOJ policy seems here for a while

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Reuters UK

By Alden Bentley and Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK (Reuters) – Profit taking dampened a dollar surge against the yen on Friday, but the buck ended higher and still logged the biggest weekly gain since early December, as the Japanese currency remained on the defensive after the Bank of Japan governor repeated that the central bank will maintain its ultra-loose monetary policy. Dollar/yen in early trade looked on track for its best day since Dec. 5 after BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday, said the central bank will continue its… Read More “Dollar ends up vs yen, as super easy BOJ policy seems here for a while”

Four countries urge EU to set end date for new CO2-emitting trucks

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Reuters UK

By Kate Abnett BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Luxembourg have urged the European Union to fix a date by which new trucks and buses sold in Europe must have zero carbon dioxide emissions. The European Commission is set to propose tougher CO2 standards next month for heavy goods vehicles to comply with the bloc’s climate change goals. It has already set more ambitious targets for cars, including a 2035 deadline for all new cars sold in Europe to have zero CO2 emissions. Next month’s EU proposal should set a 100% zero emissions target for heavy duty vehicles, the four … Read More “Four countries urge EU to set end date for new CO2-emitting trucks”

EC Healthcare Expects Third Quarter FY23 Sales Volume to Increase no less than 8% YoY

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ACN Newswire

Medical Services Sales Volume to Increase no less than 39% YoYBusiness Momentum Building Up Amid Initial Phase of Border Re-openingHONG KONG, Jan 20, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – EC Healthcare (the Company, which together with its subsidiaries is referred to as the Group, HKG: 2138), the largest non-hospital medical group in Hong Kong*, is pleased to announce that the Group expects sales volume for the period of October to December 2022 (the Quarter) to increase by no less than 8% as compared with the same period last year. The demand for medical services provided by the Group remains strong and th… Read More “EC Healthcare Expects Third Quarter FY23 Sales Volume to Increase no less than 8% YoY”

Google cuts 12,000 jobs as tech woes bite again

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AFP

New York (AFP) – Google’s parent company Alphabet announced Friday it will cut about 12,000 jobs globally, citing a changing economic reality as it became the latest US tech giant to enact large-scale restructuring. The layoffs come a day after Microsoft said it would reduce staff numbers by 10,000 in the coming months, following similar cuts by Facebook owner Meta, Amazon and Twitter as the tech sector girds for economic downturn. The cuts follow a major hiring spree during the height of the coronavirus pandemic when companies scrambled to meet demand as people went online for work, school an… Read More “Google cuts 12,000 jobs as tech woes bite again”

Davos 2023: Key takeaways from the Economic Forum

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Reuters

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Global leaders and business executives departed a freezing World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting on Friday after a frank exchange of views over how the World will tackle its biggest issues in 2023. Here’s what we learned: ECONOMY: Gloom and doom heading into Davos turned into cautious optimism by the end with the global economic outlook for the year ahead looking better than feared. But the WEF’s annual meeting was filled with discussion of plenty of risks, including inflationary pressures from China’s reopening and rising debt distress in the developing World. Not … Read More “Davos 2023: Key takeaways from the Economic Forum”