Donald Trump has announced at least $50 billion of tariffs on China to punish the country for forcefully acquiring US intellectual property, triggering fears of a new trade war. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump hits China with $50 billion in tariffs, raising fears of new trade war
Eimear McBride Written in 2004, turned down by all the major houses with “glowing refusals” and eventually brought out by a small press in 2013, A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing has been one of publishing’s more unusual success stories. Sparked by reading Ulysses on her morning commute to a dead-end job, the dense, fractured prose of McBride’s debut has its roots in the modernism of Joyce, Beckett and Faulkner. A young woman, growing up in an atmosphere of Catholic shame and guilt, wrestles with psychological and sexual trauma after being abused by her uncle, addressing her monologue to a beloved brother who was damaged in childhood by a brain tumour: “You there sleeping. My boy. My brother. Wish my eye for yours tooth for your tooth. You’re a better. No. It’s all fuck gone. Gone to the gone to the wrong wrong wrong.” McBride has described her style as “attempting to tell a story from a point so far back in the mind that it is … [Read more...] about A new Irish literary boom: the post-crash stars of fiction
What Javid will do is exploit the space for extra borrowing created by the fiscal rules inherited from Philip Hammond. The previous chancellor said government borrowing should be below 2% of Gross Domestic Product – a measure of the economy’s output - by 2020-21. However, the current level of borrowing is lower than that, at roughly 1.1%. The new government can therefore borrow a bit more – about £26bn – and still meet the rule. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson says he’ll spend, but who will pay?
Calhoun declined to provide a specific date for resumption of production, but said it 'will be reinvigorated months before that moment in June because we have to get that line started up again.' He also said the company would make some changes to the 737 MAX production line to make it more efficient. … [Read more...] about Boeing’s bill for the 737 MAX grounding could exceed $25 BILLION – but new CEO vows to resume production in spring, months before troubled plane returns to service
'Time and time again we see failure of hospital triage when travel history is not asked - MERS CoV in South Korea for example - resulting in preventable epidemics. Providing returning passengers with information cards on who to contact should they develop symptoms is also useful.' … [Read more...] about The last flight from Wuhan: Plane full of passengers from coronavirus epicentre lands in Sydney as death toll soars to 17 and China QUARANTINES city of 11m