UN Population Funds governing body approves new country programme for China

The Executive Board of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has approved a new $27 million, five-year programme of assistance to China.Delegates advocating the measure called agency a “force for good” that promotes and protects human rights.Ten European countries that provide most of UNFPA’s funding said that the agency’s support to China has played “a crucial and catalytic role. … It successfully demonstrates that a client-oriented quality of care approach to reproductive health and family planning is a viable alternative to a target-driven administrative system.”This praise “implicitly repudiating a claim that the Fund abets coercive practices,” UNFPA said in a news release. In a statement on their behalf by the United Kingdom, the countries declared: “unequivocally…in our view, UNFPA’s activities in China, as in the rest of the world, are in strict conformity with the unanimously adopted Programme of Action of the ICPD” – a reference to the International Conference on Population and Development, held in Cairo in 1994. That landmark meeting clearly placed the rights of people at the heart of population activities, as opposed to numerical targets.UNFPA’s work plays “a key role in supporting our common endeavour, the promotion and protection of all human rights and fundamental freedoms,” the United Kingdom delegate said, speaking also for Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany. The 10 European countries aligned themselves with the statement by South Africa on behalf of the Group of 77—a coalition of 132 developing countries and territories—which also strongly endorsed UNFPA’s work in China.“In geographical areas where UNFPA is working, the client-centered service not only provided choices to many ordinary people, particularly women, but also improved the reproductive health situation in these areas,” the Group of 77 stated.“The programme has contributed to the improvement of reproductive health and family planning services, strengthened the capacity of family planning workers and has enhanced the access of women to quality services and informed choices.”The Fund will continue to give priority in 2006-2010 to reproductive health and HIV/AIDS prevention, concentrating its assistance in 30 Chinese counties that have experimented with ways to improve services and give clients control over reproductive decisions. During the last country programme, China adopted national standards that incorporate approaches used in the UNFPA counties, including the removal of birth targets and quotas.After UNFPA-supported counties lifted birth-spacing requirements, four provinces followed suit. Others are considering similar moves. The Fund has pledged continued efforts to strongly advocate for a rights-based approach and an end to coercion.The sixth country programme will also support the development of policies to address population ageing and gender-related concerns, including the imbalance in the country’s sex ratio at birth. At last week’s first regular session for 2006, the 36-member UNDP/UNFPA Executive Board also approved new country programmes for Afghanistan, Albania, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Namibia, the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Peru, Swaziland, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine and Viet Nam. read more

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Suddenly Anyone Can Beat Rafael Nadal on Clay

In our sports coverage at FiveThirtyEight, we’ve referred several times to regression to the mean. It’s an unromantic truth about outstanding sports performances: They’re usually the product of skill and determination, but also a healthy dose of luck. We might expect the outstanding play to continue because of skill and determination, but the luck is just as likely to turn on its head as to persist.One sports figure, in one context, has upended the idea of regression to the mean more than just about anyone else over the past nine years: Rafael Nadal, when he plays tennis on clay. His losses have been so few and far between — and usually against one of the greats of all time, or while he’s hurt, or both — that they have seemed like the exceptions that prove the rule. From April 11, 2005, to April 17, 2014, Nadal went 260-9 on clay, winning 96.7 percent of his matches. That’s better than the best roughly nine-year runs on a surface of Nadal’s closest historical peers — Roger Federer or Pete Sampras on grass, Bjorn Borg on clay. Nadal may not be the best player in the group, but he’s probably the best player on any single surface in history.Then, suddenly, regression struck back — in a big way. Nadal, 27, has lost in consecutive weeks in clay-court quarterfinals, in tournaments he’s dominated, to good but not all-time-great opponents. Nadal still could run the table at the big remaining clay events in Madrid and Rome, and the French Open in Paris, but his footing on clay hasn’t looked so precarious since he was 18 years old.In the nine years until last week, Nadal had lost nine times on clay. Five times he lost to Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic, his top rivals and both all-time greats. Another loss came when Nadal’s foot was injured against Juan Carlos Ferrero, a former world No. 1 and 2003 French Open champion. Nadal’s only loss at the French Open, to Robin Soderling in 2009, was his last match before missing two months with a knee injury. He lost to Horacio Zeballos last year, in Nadal’s first tournament back after another seven months off-tour with knee problems. And he lost to Fernando Verdasco in 2012 in Madrid, the only tournament ever played on blue clay. After that loss, Nadal said: “This surface destabilizes the game. It is a completely different game, and I don’t want to take risks.”But this month, Nadal has no evident injuries, and he was playing on red clay. He was also facing opponents whom he’d previously dominated on the surface. Last Friday in Monte Carlo, where Nadal had been 50-2 in his career, he lost to David Ferrer after beating him 17 straight times on clay (a streak dating to before Nadal’s 19th birthday). And Friday, in Barcelona, where Nadal had been 42-1 in his career, he lost to Nicolas Almagro. Nadal had beaten Almagro in all 10 of their meetings, on all surfaces, while losing just two sets. Each loss came in a quarterfinal, a round in which Nadal had won 45 straight matches on clay.Twice in his nine-year run of dominance, Nadal lost on clay in consecutive tournaments: in 2009, to Soderling and Federer; and in 2011, twice to Djokovic. Immediately after each pair of losses, Nadal went on big clay-winning streaks: 37 straight matches after his 2009 rut, and 22 straight starting in 2011. He may need another such run to maintain his No. 1 ranking: His lead over Djokovic is fewer than 2,000 points, and Nadal has 4,000 points to defend in his next three tournaments. Djokovic has just 910 points to defend during that span. Last Friday, it looked as if Djokovic’s hot form was the biggest threat to Nadal’s top spot in the rankings. Now, with Djokovic nursing a wrist injury, the biggest wild card in the race for No. 1 is Nadal’s sudden regression toward the mean. read more

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British accents are perfect for film villains because it makes them appear

first_imgJust why British actors are commonly placed in “bad guy” roles is a question that has permeated the Hollywood scene for years, prompting A-list stars including Dame Helen Mirren to complain.She previously claimed that such actors were being seen as “easy targets” and insisted that Britons are not the “snooty, stuck-up, malevolent, malignant creatures as we’re so often portrayed”.Now, Chi Luu, a New York linguist who has worked with companies including Microsoft, has claimed the perfect villain has to be an actor who speaks in Received Pronunciation (RP) as those with regional accents are too friendly and sincere to be cast in such roles. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Rachel Weisz has a British accent as she plays the Wicked Witch of the East in the 2013 fantasy film Oz the Great and PowerfulCredit:Disney From Shere Khan in the Jungle Book to Alan Rickman in Die Hard, British villains have long been terrorising victims on the big screen.And now the reason behind why they make such effective baddies has emerged; they speak with the right accent.Actors who use Queen’s English are more likely to appear untrustworthy, experts have suggested, as it immediately suggests that they are from the upper classes.They also come across as more intelligent, making it more likely for an audience to believe their complicated revenge plans. She rebutted claims it is because the accent is thought by many to sound nicer and instead blamed people’s preconceptions.Writing in an article released on Jstor, she said: “Speakers of the prestige Received Pronunciation (RP) accent (otherwise known as the Queen’s English or BBC English) are regularly evaluated by non-RP speakers as more educated, intelligent, competent, physically attractive, and generally of a higher socioeconomic class.“At the same time, in terms of social attractiveness, those same posh RP speakers are consistently rated less trustworthy, kind, sincere, and friendly than speakers of non-RP accents. Sounds like a good start for a villain.”Other experts who have written on the subject argue that those with upper-class English accents garner more hatred as they appear to have privileges they do not deserve.Sociolinguist Peter Trudgill, when asked previously about the subject, said RP speakers were often perceived “as soon as they start speaking as haughty and unfriendly by non-RP speakers unless and until they are able to demonstrate the contrary”. They are, he added, “guilty until proven innocent”. Ms Luu added: “It turns out many of us believe, often without realizing it, we can predict social and personal traits about a person, simply by the accent they use. We may be wrong, but we do it anyway.”The trend arguably started 50 years ago, when George Sanders was cast in the Jungle Book as malevolent, man-hating tiger Shere Khan.Since then, British actors have regularly, inevitably and almost predictably been cast as villains, experts said. More recent additions include Rachel Weisz, who plays the Wicked Witch of the East in the 2013 fantasy film Oz the Great and Powerful, and Tom Hiddleston, cast as supervillain Loki in the Marvel series.Ms Luu does point out, however, that we may be starting to see a change.One of the biggest film’s last year, American superhero film Deadpool, cast British actor Ed Skrein as the villain but he instead spoke in a Cockney accent.center_img Posh RP speakers are consistently rated less trustworthy, kind, sincere, and friendly than speakers of non-RP accentsChi Luu British actor Anthony Hopkins was cast in The Silence of the Lambs Credit:Moviestore collection Ltd / Alamy British actor Anthony Hopkins was cast in The Silence of the Lambs  Rachel Weisz has a British accent as she plays the Wicked Witch of the East in the 2013 fantasy film Oz the Great and Powerfullast_img read more

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Poll Which party leader should be Taoiseach after the next election

first_img Enda Kenny (951) Eamon Gilmore (1226) Poll Results: Gerry Adams (1574) Micheál Martin (1751)center_img THE LATEST OPINION POLL out today shows three political parties almost neck-and-neck to lead the opinion polls – with only three per cent between Fine Gael, Fianna Fáíl and Sinn Féin in the Sunday Independent/Millward Brown poll.Separately, in an interview we published this morning, Gerry Adams has said he plans to lead Sinn Féin into the next election – believing senior figures want to continue the ‘transition’ that has already brought SF into power in Northern Ireland.The closeness of the polls means the mathematics of building a coalition will be tricky – and given that none of the four major parties are likely to change leader in the meantime, the poll raises the question of who could be in charge of the next government.So – presuming that the Taoiseach in the next government will be the leader of the biggest party, who would you like to see occupying Government Buildings after the next Dáil election? I don’t know (1753) Gerry AdamsEamon GilmoreEnda KennyMicheál MartinI don’t knowVoteRead: Tight at the top: Only 3pc separates three parties in latest pollRead: Gerry Adams: ‘I’ll certainly lead Sinn Féin into the next election’last_img read more

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Aussies are saving 3500 per year

first_imgAussies have become champion savers in the last few years. Since the global financial crisis in 2008, Aussies have turned their finances around and have rejected the big spending lifestyle in favour of careful accumulation and saving their pennies. A decade ago Aussies saved an average of zero dollars per year. Australian households saved $800 billion in the 12 months to June 2013. That equals about 10 per cent of after-tax incomes or about $3500 for each of us, including children. Source: The Australian Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

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Sydney penthouse designed by Tzannes architects breaks Australian apartment record

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The penthouse of a new Sydney development to be built at Circular Quay has just been snapped up off the plan for $26 million, toppling the Australian apartment record. The four-bedroom home atop the planned 20-storey Opera Residences designed by Tzannes Architects in collaboration with Crone Partners has been bought by an undisclosed buyer, together with the two three-bedroom apartments below for $31 million in a total package worth $57 million. The buyer – a local woman – is said to have purchased the two other apartments for her children, according to Domain.The 104 apartments of Opera Residences on the site of the old Coca-Cola Amatil building go on sale off the plan today. There have already been more than 5000 inquiries.Prices won’t be set until the night before the sale, but it’s likely that one-bedroom apartments will start from $1.5 million, twos from $3.5 million and threes from about $6.5 million. The Australian apartment record was previously held by the $25 million penthouse in what’s due to be one of Australia’s tallest buildings, the Australia 108 in Melbourne by architecture firm Fender Katsalidis Architects. The closest previous sale in Sydney has been the sale of four consolidated apartments in the Toaster, for $22 million.last_img read more

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YouTube cuts two originals but denies move away from highend shows

first_img Sarah Tew/CNET Now playing: Watch this: Read the AirPods review Post a comment $999 Amazon Chris Monroe/CNET Rylo $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express YouTube,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. See at Amazon I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. 0 $60 at Best Buy Turo: Save $30 on any car rental 1:55 Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Read DJI Osmo Action preview See It Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) YouTube denies it’s pulling back on its high-end TV streaming ambitions. Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Just as Apple leaps into the TV streaming market, YouTube is defending its own TV ambitions.The Google-owned video streaming site isn’t proceeding with plans for big-budget scripted shows, according to Bloomberg, which cited anonymous sources in its Sunday report. It’s also no longer taking pitches for such projects, the report noted.YouTube denied the report, pointing to scripted projects it has in development (like the recently cast Dark Cargo), but confirmed that sci-fi drama Origin and comedy Overthinking with Kat & June aren’t returning. Bloomberg reported that both shows, which were released for subscribers of its YouTube Premium service, were being canceled.First published at 6:38 a.m. PT.Update, 8:44 a.m. PT: Adds YouTube comment, more background.Update, 12:35 p.m. PT: Adds confirmation that Origin and Overthinking will be canceled. Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Google replaces YouTube Red with YouTube Premium $999 Sarah Tew/CNET Share your voice The Cheapskate HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Tags $520 at HP CNET may get a commission from retail offers. An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Read Google Home Hub review Turo The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. $59 at eBay Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Angela Lang/CNET Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. See at Turo $999 $210 at Best Buy Read Lenovo Smart Clock review What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. $155 at Google Express Tags Comments Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Sarah Tew/CNET Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. $999 $6 at Tidal Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Best Buy Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. TV and Movies Digital Media Sprint 7 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Boost Mobile See It Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Read the Rylo camera preview JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Share your voice $299 at Amazon Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) See it Sarah Tew/CNET Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Apple iPhone XS Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). See Itlast_img read more

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What is causing the death of children in Bihar Litchi or malnourishment

first_imgAround 98 deaths were reported from the SK Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) alone.TwitterThe death toll due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) continues to rise in Bihar, reaching 117 on Thursday, June 20. Over 500 cases of AES have been reported this year but the cause of this undeclared outbreak still remains unknown. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, is planning to begin a comprehensive study into the actual cause of AES that is annually killing thousands of children under the age of 15 in the country. However, the study, which is scheduled to begin next month, is not outbreak-related and will only focus on causes that trigger the syndrome in children admitted at AIIMS.The first AES case recorded in Bihar was in 1995, Muzaffarpur. But there is no fixed pattern that the outbreak of this disease follows.Here’s what’s known about the causes of AES until now:Encephalitis is a type of brain disease that has afflicted Bihar for more than two decades. However, health experts remain clueless about the cause of this disease, that has claimed hundreds of lives of children in the past years.The Chief Medical Officer of Muzaffarpur’s SK Medical College SP Singh said after the outbreak this year that the cause of the disease was yet to be ascertained. “We don’t know it and it is being ascertained medically,” said Singh.While a recent study suggested that the natural toxins in litchis could harm undernourished children by blocking their ability to produce enough blood sugar, which can lead to death, the link to the fruit remains inconclusive.Alok Ghosh, the Muzaffarpur district magistrate said that in about half the cases of encephalitis this year, the children hadn’t consumed litchis.Medical professionals have also said that serious dehydration and increasing heat and humidity can be blamed for the disease.What is AES?AES is an umbrella term of infections that cause swellings on the brain, mainly caused by a viral or bacterial attack. Certain toxins and chemicals can also cause the illness, studies have proved. The Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus is the most common cause of encephalitis syndrome in India, causing up to 35 per cent of the cases.In Bihar, the Directorate of Health Services (DHS) claimed that the JE virus had caused only two of the AES cases this year (this assessment came at a time when the total cases were 342).In the latest outbreak in Muzaffarpur, the cause is yet to be clinically identified in most of the children.The symptoms of AES generally include headache, vomiting, confusion and seizures, and complications include memory loss, coma and even death. How is hypoglycaemia linked to AES?Hypoglycemia is a condition caused by a very low level of blood sugar and electrolyte imbalance. The combination of AES with hypoglycaemia is unique to Muzaffarpur, Vietnam and Bangladesh.”Hypoglycaemia is not a symptom but a sign of AES. In Bihar, convulsions in children (which is AES) are found in combination with hypoglycaemia. This hypoglycaemia is caused by malnourishment and lack of proper diet,” said Dr Kavinder Sinha, former Director of Health Services in Bihar.But since 98 per cent of the patients in Bihar are also suffering with hypoglycaemia, doctors have attributed the deaths to it.Dr Arun Shah and T Jacob John suggested that hypoglycaemia was the trigger that led to diagnosis of encephalitis in a study conducted by them in Muzaffarpur in 2014. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:04/1:07Loaded: 0%0:04Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:03?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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COPY LINKAD Loading … Closecenter_img How is Lichi linked to AES?A research paper, ‘Epidemiology of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in India: Changing Paradigm and Implication for Control’ drew a parallel between cases in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur and in Vietnam’s Bac Giang province, in 2014, because there were litchi orchards in the neighbourhood in both the places.”The possible association with some toxin in litchi or in environment needs to be documented. Methylene cyclopropyl glycine (MCPG) which has been known to be a content of litchi fruit has been shown to cause hypoglycaemia in experimental animals,” the study said.A controversial 2017 study also identified two toxins in the fruit’s seed, called methylene cyclopropyl acetic acid (MCPA) and methylene cyclopropyl glycine (MCPG). Both toxins block a metabolic pathway called gluconeogenesis, which the body uses to maintain blood sugar levels.In February 2019, researchers from the Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, and the Banaras Hindu University reported finding amounts of MCPG in ripe and semi-ripe litchi fruits in Muzaffarpur.Dr Sinha said after the recent deaths that when litchi harvesting starts in May, several workers spend time in the fields. “It is common for children to feed on fallen litchis and sleep without food. The toxin in litchi lowers blood sugar level during night, and these children are found unconscious in the morning,” he said.However, this connection has not been ascertained yet. “If toxins from litchi were causing hypoglycaemia, then these cases should have remained consistent each year and affected children of all socio-economic strata. This year, all deaths have all been recorded in the lower income groups,” said Dr Ragini Mishra, Bihar state surveillance officer.She added that while the cause of AES is still being researched, hypoglycaemic AES may be caused by malnutrition, heat, lack of rain, and entero-virus.Measures to mitigate the situation:Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan chaired a meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday to take stock of the ongoing measures to tackle the cases of AES. Five teams of senior paediatricians and the paramedics were directed to be sent to Muzaffarpur.Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visited the SKMCH and Hospital on Tuesday, to take stock of the situation and hold a review meeting with the hospital administration.Bihar Chief Secretary Deepak Kumar told reporters in Patna after CM’s visit that Nitish was satisfied with medical facilities at SK Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) and has also ordered 24-hour availability of doctors to deal with an emergency situation.A press release from the state government also stated that after holding a review meeting with SKMCH administration, the CM ordered an increase in SKMCH capacity from 600-bed to 1,500-bed in the first phase and 2,500-bed subsequently.The state government declared that it would bear the expense for treatment of those found with the syndrome even if the treatment took place at private hospitals.The Bihar Chief Secretary also said that awareness is being created about children not sleeping on an empty stomach and that they should be immediately brought to the hospital if they fall sick. “We’ve given directions that all ASHA workers, ANMs and Anganwadi workers should distribute ORS in all households and educate the families about its importance,” he said.State Government’s fault:However, a health department official from Bihar reportedly said that an encephalitis awareness campaign was not launched this year due to the Lok Sabha polls.The intensive awareness drives in and around Muzaffarpur district in 2015 reduced AES deaths among children to 15, as compared to 117 in 2014. In 2016 and 2017, the figures were six and 12, respectively. But the state government was at fault for the outbreak-like situation in the state this year as it skipped the drive, the official said. TwitterSocial media wrath:Upon the CM’s visit to SKMCH, which has seen around 98 deaths since June 1, angry relatives of several patients sloganeered against him, shouting “Nitish Kumar go back”. The crowd was angry over him choosing to visit the hospital only after the death toll crossed 100.The protests further continued on social media as well, with many people even demanding resignation from CM and Deputy CM.”You don’t deserve to be a CM @NitishKumar if u can’t handle such situation where hundreds of children are dying in lack of treatment and lakhs are affected due to heat waves. #ChildrenKilledByEncephalitisinBihar #ShameOnYou,” one Twitter user wrote.”Shameless Nitish Kumar and Sushil Modi (Bihar Deputy Chief Minister). Children are dying (sic) due to non-availability of proper medical care and medicine. Bihar govt officials have time for enjoying the party. Why Nitish Kumar is so insensitive towards the death of children. Why the central govt is silent spectator,” wrote another user.Opposition parties including the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Congress, Hindustan Awam Morcha (HAM) and the Left had also earlier demanded resignation from Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey for asking about the latest score in the World Cup cricket match between India and Pakistan in the mid of a press conference held in Muzaffarpur.”The trio of Nitish, Sushil Modi and Harshavardhan should resign and quit politics forever. #BiharInvestigation,” said a Twitter user.”#BiharInvestigation This outbreak has reoccurred in past also.A good administrator learns from past experience & mistakes, thus the CM is either a incompetent or insensitive man & same is the case of his health minister,” wrote another user.Steps towards prevention and cure:The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea on June 24, which seeks a direction to urgently constitute a team of medical experts for treatment of children.The petition also seeks for a direction to the centre and Bihar government to immediately arrange a 500-bed Intensive Care Unit, with required medical professionals to deal with the emergent situation. 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Arizona Sen Jeff Flake A Trump Critic Will Not Seek ReElection

first_img Share Ross D. Franklin/APSen. Jeff Flake, left, R-Ariz., who announced he will not run for reelection on Tuesday, appears at a hearing on border security in Arizona in 2015.Updated at 4:18 p.m. ETSen. Jeff Flake , R-Ariz., announced in an impassioned speech on the Senate floor that he will not seek re-election in 2018, decrying the coarse tone of politics and “flagrant disregard for truth or decency” ushered in by the election of President Trump.“We must never regard as ‘normal’ the regular and casual undermining of our democratic norms and ideals,” Flake said. “We must never meekly accept the daily sundering of our country — the personal attacks, the threats against principles, freedoms, and institutions, the flagrant disregard for truth or decency, the reckless provocations, most often for the pettiest and most personal reasons, reasons having nothing whatsoever to do with the fortunes of the people that we have all been elected to serve.“None of these appalling features of our current politics should ever be regarded as normal,” Flake continued. Flake has been a frequent critic of President Trump since the 2016 campaign and, as a target of right-wing frustration himself, has been seen as vulnerable to a GOP primary challenge in 2018. He was a top target of former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon for defeat in the GOP primary, and early polls showed Flake trailing former Arizona state Sen. Kelli Ward.Flake even penned a book earlier this year that was a damning rebuke of Trump’s populist and nationalist agenda, accusing the GOP of making a “Faustian bargain” when they overlooked Trump’s abandonment of longtime conservative principles like free trade and overlooked many of Trump’s controversial statements and stances.But Flake’s speech on the Senate floor was an unprecedented indictment of a sitting president by a member of his own party. Flake said he was speaking because “there are times when we must risk our careers in favor of our principles,” but that his comments nonetheless came “with no small measure of regret.”“Regret, because of the state of our disunion, regret because of the disrepair and destructiveness of our politics, regret because of the indecency of our discourse, regret because of the coarseness of our leadership, regret for the compromise of our moral authority, and by our — all of our — complicity in this alarming and dangerous state of affairs. It is time for our complicity and our accommodation of the unacceptable to end,” Flake implored his fellow Republicans.“In this century, a new phrase has entered the language to describe the accommodation of a new and undesirable order — that phrase being ‘the new normal.’ But we must never adjust to the present coarseness of our national dialogue — with the tone set at the top,” Flake continued, with a clear shot at Trump.Flake first informed the Arizona Republic of his decision, telling the newspaper, “there may not be a place for a Republican like me in the current Republican climate or the current Republican Party.”Flake’s announcement came on the same day that Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who is also retiring, also unloaded on Trump amid their ongoing Twitter feud. Corker said that “the constant nontruth-telling, just the name-calling, I think the debasement of our nation” is what the president will be remembered by.Flake’s seat is a target for Democrats hoping to pick up a seat in a year that looks very good for Republicans in the Senate, and Republicans believed if he lost the primary the seat would be much harder to hold. Now, his decision to retire throws the prospects for his seat even more up in the air.last_img read more

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The Daily Host Producer on How It Became the New York Times

first_imgFrom the very beginning, the strategy was to produce a show that was around 20 minutes long so it would fit into people’s daily routines. When “The Daily” launched in early 2017, most narrative podcasts ran 45-60 minutes. “We didn’t want people to think, ‘No, I’ll save it for the weekend,’” says Lisa Tobin, executive producer and editor for audio at the Times, who came from public radio station WBUR in Boston. “If you have a mounting stack of New Yorkers, you feel defeated by it.”Also spurring the move: The paper watched for years as public radio and TV shows borrowed New York Times reporters for commentary, “when we had them in the newsroom that whole time,” says Barbaro.For the second quarter of 2019, The New York Times Co.’s digital advertising grew by nearly 14%, with CEO Mark Thompson specifically citing strong performance in direct sales for “The Daily.” In addition, the podcast spawned development of “The Weekly,” a TV show that premiered in June on FX and Hulu, which boosted the Times’ digital revenue.What’s significant about “The Daily” is that more than half its listeners are people who don’t regularly subscribe to or read the Times, according to Stephanie Preiss, executive director of TV and audio. Nor is the podcast eating into time spent with the Times’ website. In fact, it’s driving listeners to read more content. “It’s reaching the next generation of smart, curious people,” Preiss says, adding, “Over 100 million monthly radio listeners are up for grabs to turn into podcast listeners.”Barbaro had to learn a new set of skills in moving from print journo to podcast host, including how to coach other Times reporters telling audio stories to set a scene and sustain a dramatic arc. “I had to learn to ask questions differently. The questions are what propel the whole interview,” he says. Barbaro already had a slow, deliberate way of speaking, which was a natural fit for “The Daily.” He attributes that to one of his grandfathers scolding him when he was a kid for using verbal tics (e.g., “you know”) to fill space. Related Universal Music Disputes Severity of 2008 Fire Cited in New York Times Article Three years ago, Michael Barbaro was a reporter on The New York Times politics desk who had no experience with radio or podcasting. Now he’s the face — and voice — of what has become a fast-growing vector for the Gray Lady’s digital future.About 2 million listeners per day tune in to the Barbaro-hosted “The Daily,” which was the No. 1 downloaded U.S. podcast for June, according to industry tracker Podtrac. The show delves into a single news topic each day, with Barbaro interviewing different Times reporters. Recent episodes have covered Jeffrey Epstein’s death, the election of Boris Johnson as U.K. prime minister and India’s crackdown in Kashmir.“The Daily” was born out of a twice-weekly podcast Barbaro hosted for the 2016 election called “The Run-Up.” The traction that show received led the Times to believe there was an audience for a broader, daily podcast — but the team was unsure how it would play. “The thought was, who’s going to listen to a daily news podcast?” recalls Barbaro. 14 Podcasts You Should Be Listening tocenter_img Barbaro thinks the podcast format helps build trust with an audience in a way that straight text simply can’t. “The medium is so intimate,” he says. It’s a key point as the Times and other news organizations deal with a president who reflexively cries “fake news” about their reporting.With the rise of “The Daily,” Barbaro’s personal life hit the gossip pages after he separated from his husband and started dating Tobin last year. The publicity hasn’t been a big distraction, he says: “I think it comes with the territory.” As for whether he’s inked a long-term contract with the Times now that he’s the company’s podcasting star, Barbaro won’t say. “I feel very loved and appreciated by the Times for the work I do,” he says. Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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Adidas robots are making shoes from ocean garbage

first_imgIt’s World Oceans Day, and the environmentally-minded people at Adidas want to help you celebrate in style. With a little help from their new robot army, that is. Adidas chose today to officially launch the adidas x Parley, a new shoe that they’ve been working on for more than a year. It gets its name from a collaboration between Die Marke mit den Drei Streifen and Parley for the Oceans, an organization that brings people together to raise awareness and undo the damage that’s been done to our oceans.Like Parley, these new kicks are aiming to do more than just bring attention to the issue. They’re actually helping to solve the problem. See, the adidas x Parley is actually made from trash that’s been scooped out of the ocean.The teal stitching is made from discarded fishing nets, and it takes a lot of work to turn them back into spools of usable thread. They’ve got to be picked clean of tangled-up garbage and stray sea creature parts for starters, then they have to be washed thoroughly to remove the trademark aromas of the briny deep.Once it’s been converted to thread, robotic sewing machines apply it to the shoe’s uppers — which are made from Parley Ocean Plastic. It’s collected in the Maldives, an area that’s been plagued by ocean garbage for many, many years.Ocean trash in the Maldives/Wikipedia.A limited run of the adidas x Parley is being produced, but this could be the first of many to come out of this collaboration. They’re not the only company joining Parley in their fight, either. G-Star Raw and Pharrell Williams partnered up for a line of clothing out of “Bionic Yarn,” which is also made from ocean garbage.last_img read more

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first_imgKolkata: The state Food Processing & Horticulture (FP&H) department is taking measures to revamp its packhouse facility at Nilganj in Barasat, after exports of fresh vegetables to the European Union (EU) have suffered, with the packhouse that was set up more than 10 years ago, lying in neglect for more than 10 months.”We are going for open tender to select a company that will revamp the packhouse. The tender will be opened shortly,” said Abdur Rezzak Mollah, minister of FP&H. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to sources in the FP&H department, EU has always been very stringent regarding quality when it comes to exports. “Our own packhouse facility in Barasat was looked after by an association of exporters, who shifted to a private packhouse for monopoly business, leaving our facility in a neglected condition. The common exporters have not been allowed to have access to the private packhouse citing paucity of space and thus are being deprived. There is an urgent need for imme-diate revival of our packhouse,” an official of the department said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedRepresentatives from the West Bengal Agri Horticulture Exporters Welfare Association have held several meetings with the department and Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) to address the problem they are facing. “There has been a loss of nearly Rs 50 crore of our association in the last ten months, due to the present situation,” said Bijay Chakraborty, the treasurer of the Association, adding that a section of exporters have already started moving to Assam for exporting to EU. Most importantly, the export of betel leaf (paan) to London has been badly hit. “There are around 5 lakh Bengalis in London and after export of betel leaf was banned by the Bangladesh government three years ago, we have been catering to the demand. However, for the last few months, Salmonella bacteria have been found in abundance on betel leaves and the Union government has denied issuing a quarantine certificate, leading to stalling of export. There is a reasonable demand as the Bengalis in London are not fond of the betel leaves of Sri Lanka and Malaysia,” Chakraborty added. To rub salt on the wound of the exporters, EU has recently come up with more stringent export norms. “They have instructed us to develop backward linkage and good agriculture practice among other things for export. We have taken up the matter with APEDA,” an exporter working closely with the FP&H department said.last_img read more

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first_img RelatedDoncaster Sheffield Airport signs up to Twitter and FacebookPassengers will be able to keep up to date with Doncaster Sheffield Airport thanks to two social media portalsWizz Air flights to Vilnius welcomed by Robin Hood AirportRobin Hood Airport has welcomed airline Wizz Air’s decision to launch flights to Vilnius from the Yorkshire airport.Flights to Verona and Venice to commence from Doncaster SheffieldFlights to Verona and Venice to commence from Doncaster Sheffield Robin Hood Airport based in Yorkshire, close to Doncaster, Sheffield and Leeds, has been granted planning permission to build a new rail station.Doncaster Council’s planning committee has approved proposals for a new two-platform station on the Doncaster to Lincoln train line.The station would be based a few hundred metres from the main airport building and a shuttle bus service would provide passengers with a connection to the terminal.A 250-space park and ride scheme is also part of the new design, which follows an earlier proposal for a one-platform station. This plan was changed after the airport calculated signalling costs for one platform would be too expensive.Clare Wilson, environment manager at the airport, said: “We are delighted with the news that this important new facility is nearer to reality.”Seven percent of our passengers already use public transport, which is really positive when you consider that the airport has only been open for three years.”Robin Hood Airport is celebrating three years of service this year and welcomed new flights to Poznan and Wroclaw from Wizz Air airline in February.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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No sign of foul play so far in court blaze Update 4

first_imgAuthorities said on Monday they did not find any visible signs of foul play, as an early morning fire caused extensive damage to one of the buildings housing the district and criminal courts in Nicosia.Fire service and police investigators said no signs of foul play were detected initially but have not ruled out anything as the probe continued.“What we can say is that we haven’t found any visible signs of foul play,” fire service spokesman Andreas Kettis said. He added that investigators had collected samples from the scene, which had been forwarded to the lab for scientific testing.The fire service was scrambled to the scene at around 2.50am after the alarm went off and police officers serving at the nearby Ledra Palace checkpoint notified the department of the blaze.Two engines were dispatched from Paphos Gate station, which is also near, and one from Acropolis. The fire was brought under control at 4.40am.The fire burned on the first floor of building four, which houses the district’s criminal court. There were concerns that it may have destroyed evidence held in a room on the same floor.A blast was also heard around the time of the incident, but authorities are not yet certain whether it came before or after the fire.It could be caused by several factors, including gas ignition and backdraft.Police and fire investigators started their investigation at first light, sifting among the debris, which also littered the immediate area outside the building.The investigation was completed late in the afternoon.The scene was visited by Attorney-General Costas Clerides and senior police official Christakis Mavris in the morning.All civil and criminal cases before the district courts were postponed for next week. Civil cases will resume on March 5 and criminal hearings three days later.Among those is the case before the criminal court relating to the alleged bribery of the former head of the Central Bank to turn a blind eye to the takeover of Laiki Bank by the late Greek businessman Andreas Vgenopoulos, which had been scheduled for Monday.The Supreme Court said it had asked to be briefed about the situation from the chief of police.Pending that, the head of the administration has been instructed to put measures in place to tackle the practical problems created by the incident.The chairman of the bar association Doros Ioannides stressed that the building was unsuitable with no security whatsoever.“It was expected,” he said. “It came as no surprise to me.”Ioannides said the courts have been left unguarded for years, adding that it would be a blow to justice if the fire ended up being a deliberate act.Justice Minister Ionas Nicolaou said there was a limit to security measures the authorities could put in place as long as the courts were housed in seven separate buildings.“It is not possible to afford the same security, which could be provided if all the courts were housed in one building,” he said.Earlier, the justice ministry said it had started procedures to construct a new building in the broader area in 2014.By 2015 an adjacent complex used by the UN had been moved and the antiquities department carried out exploratory excavations to determine whether any relics were buried there.After nothing was found a memo was submitted in January for the project to be included in the 2019 budget at a cost of over €46m.“It must be noted that an international architectural competition will be held in 2019 and based on the design the tender procedure for the project, estimated at €46.7m will be launched,” the ministry said.    You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoCrossovers | Search AdsBest New Compact Crossovers for Under 20kCrossovers | Search AdsUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Jimmy Kimmel struck back at President Trump during his monologue on Tuesday night after Trump tweeted a dig at the Academy Awards show for its low ratings. we just drive" OBrien said Now when he said "just drive" he meant "just drive" Cruise tried discussing his new movie American Made but OBrien really needed to concentrate on driving since the UK has "tricky" road rules The Mummy star tried breaking the ice again by mentioning a story Jack Nicholson told him "Maybe we could just keep that story for later" the late-night host said as he tried to get around a roundabout Cruise had a moment of panic when OBrien mentioned his revoked drivers license for driving under the influence and again when he realized the child lock was activated on his door Eventually Cruise takes advantage of the ride with a 45-minute nap but upon waking he learned their ride was just getting started Watch 11 minutes of sheer awkwardness in the comedic bit above This article originally appeared on EWcom Contact us at editors@timecomMatteo Salvini may not be Prime Minister of Italy But there’s little doubt the Italian interior minister is the most influential politician in the country And if he gets his way he could become one of the most powerful leaders in Europe Salvini heads the far-right nationalist League party which won a record 174% of votes in elections last March by pushing a virulently anti-immigration line Having helped build a coalition with the anti-establishment Five Star Movement he became interior minister with responsibility for national security policing and immigration And on the latter issue he has wasted no time in making his mark He has attempted to suspend asylum procedures completely until the EU agrees on fair distribution of refugees He has incensed EU leaders by blocking boats loaded with rescued migrants from docking in Italian portsIn August for example he refused to allow an Italian Coast Guard ship the Diciotti to disembark 177 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean This take-no-prisoners approach has won him fresh support in Italy; polls now suggest the League has support from 30% of voters And he has only broadened his sphere of influence On Sept 7 Trump’s former campaign manager Steve Bannon visited Salvini to draw him into his new Brussels-based organization which aims to tally big wins for right-wing populist parties in European Union elections next year Salvini now has nothing less than a reshaping of the political and economic bloc in his sights “Changing Europe is a big goal” he told TIME in an exclusive interview in his Rome office on Sept4 “But I think it’s at our fingertips” The following transcript has been edited for length and clarity: TIME: Imagine there is another incident like the Diciotti tomorrow What will you do SALVINI: We are working on not having another case like that But if will happen again we will behave exactly the same way So you would not allow people to disembark on the shores of Italy Is that what youre saying Because the European Union and NGOs are saying that is against Maritime Law against human rights laws against conventions that Italy has signed I am a father of two daughters so even from the Diciotti we allowed children sick people women to disembark But stopping the smuggling of human beings is too important for us and for their future Le Figaro the French newspaper this weekend said you wanted “blow up the European Union" Is that what you want to do No No On the contrary I think that history will entrust us with the role of saving European values from Judeo-Christian roots to the right to work the right to security the right to life This union has grown too much and too quickly without common roots only with a common currency And so we are working to re-establish the European spirit that has been betrayed by those who govern this union So why not push to get Italy out of the European Union You have vacillated on this issue Many of your supporters I have spoken to said “we dont want to be in the EU” Do you agree I choose to change things from within That is probably more difficult it is longer and more complicated but it is a more concrete solution To work from within to change monetary financial agricultural commercial industrial policies We are growing and we are allying with other European countries to change the EU from within If we leave it would be the end of hope You have powerful forces against you French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel Do you think you can make enough changes to satisfy your supporters that is worth being in EU?” Behind the Scenes With Taylor Swift Christopher Morris—VII for TIME Taylor Swift performs during her Fearless tour in Auburn Hills outside Detroit, And they’re willing to stop these practices immediately. 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