The significance of the trade war between China and the US goes well beyond the impact of tit-for-tat tariffs, or which of two self-styled strongmen wins the bragging rights. As was the case in the 1930s, the seemingly inexorable drift towards protectionism is part of a deeper crisis of the international status quo. When Beijing this week accused the US of “deliberately destroying the international order”, it was really saying that US hegemony will no longer go unchallenged. Globalisation as we have known it is coming to an end and that’s by no means unwelcome. Hailed as the ultimate in human progress, a model based on loosening the controls on capital and the construction of global supply chains has spawned recurrent financial crises, fostered corrosive inequality and worsened the climate emergency. True, millions of people have been lifted out of poverty in the past 25 years, but most of them live in a country – China – that has kept the market at … [Read more...] about Globalisation as we know it will not survive Trump. And that’s a good thing
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It was recently revealed that Stranger Things Season three became Netflix's highest watched series release, with 40.7 million fans tuning in within four days of its July 4 launch. However, the show's star Millie Bobby Brown admitted that the ending of the last series left her feeling 'p****d' as the fate of her character Eleven was revealed. The actress, 15, also told how her fellow cast mates were left in tears as the gang were forced to part during the final episode. Not impressed: Millie Bobby Brown admitted that the ending of the last series of Stranger Things left her feeling 'p****d' as the fate of her character Eleven was revealed Viewers of the hit sci-fi series will know that Jim Hopper (David Harbour) made the ultimate sacrifice, resulting in Eleven moving in with Joyce and the Byers family, before they eventually moved away from Hawkins. Their exit saw Eleven's boyfriend Mike as well as their best friends Dustin and Lucas left behind in what a very emotional end to the … [Read more...] about Millie Bobby Brown says she was ‘p****d’ with the Stranger Things season 3 finale as she reveals the last episode left cast in tears
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended on Thursday her pricey haircut, claiming the 'right-wing' is 'mad' she looks good while promoting Democratic socialism. The 29-year-old progressive congresswoman received a $260 haircut and dye last month, the Washington Times revealed in a Wednesday article that criticized the lawmaker for 'preaching socialism while living the life of the privileged.' '40 million Americans live in poverty under today's extreme inequality, yet the right-wing want you to blame Democratic socialism for their own moral failures,' Ocasio-Cortez posted to her Twitter a day after the report circulated. 'Our policies, like Medicare for All, advance prosperity for working people. They're just mad we look good doing it.' Ocasio-Cortez, according to the report, received an $80 haircut and $180 low light treatment at Last Tangle Salon in Northwest Washington D.C. in September. The Times noted that with a 20 per cent tip, the total would come out to more than $300. Alexandria … [Read more...] about ‘They’re just mad we look good!’ Socialist congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lashes out at conservative reporter who outed her $312 haircut in D.C.
A British student has shared the things she wished she had known about Australia before moving Down Under - including rude waiters, slang words and expensive food. Elizabeth Beemer, who was born in the UK but now lives in the US, was studying in Sydney for two years between 2016 and 2018. Taking to her YouTube channel, the 21-year-old revealed the biggest culture shocks she discovered while living in Australia. Elizabeth Beemer, originally England, moved to Sydney for two years between 2016 and 2018 Australian slang 'Australians shorten everything,' she said. 'So my name is Elizabeth, I have been called "L, E, Liz, Lizzie" - I don't like the last two by the way.' But she can't have hated Australian slang that much, because after two years living Down Under she had picked up a slew of Aussie terms. 'I'm gonna give you a really quick Australian language lesson - so "arvo" means afternoon, or "avo toast" - avocado toast, "Maccas" - McDonald's or … [Read more...] about British student, 21, shares the weird things about Australia she wished she knew before moving – including expensive food, rude waiters and indecipherable slang
When it comes to tackling the day head on, a good night's sleep is the best preparation. But with our everyday lives becoming increasingly stressful, that is all too often easier said than done. Not getting your forty-winks can leave you feeling grumpy and struggling to focus at work, meaning you may not be able to perform to the best of your ability. Not only that, regular poor sleep puts you at risk of serious medical conditions, including obesity, heart disease and diabetes and can even shorten your life expectancy, according to the NHS. Luckily Boots has a wide range of different products to help you nod off and enjoy a peaceful, satisfying night's kip. Whether you need a helping hand to relax at the end of a busy day or, on a short term basis, something a little stronger to help ease you into sleep, Boots has got you covered. Boots has a wide range of different products to help you nod off and enjoy a peaceful, satisfying night's kip HOW MUCH SLEEP SHOULD WE BE … [Read more...] about From pillow sprays to herbal teas: Our guide to preparing for a good night’s sleep