China’s Palace Museum signed an agreement on Friday with Huawei Technologies Co Ltd to promote the use of its 5G telecommunications technology. With
the new generation telecoms technology, the Forbidden City, which is the tourist site that welcomes the largest nu
mber of visitors in the world each year, will definitely provide state-of-the-art services.
Supported by the much faster mobile network, the museum will likely be digitalized to such
an extent that visitors thousands of miles away may be able to explore it in virtual reality. And those visi
ting it in person will be able to learn about the treasures it houses in greater detail with the aid of digital technology.
In the past 20 years since the museum started to facilitate its work with digital technology, a lot
of information about the cultural relics it preserves has been provided on its app, and multiple dig
italized ways have been employed for visitors to have a more rewarding experience.
Fifteen volunteers were stranded on the lake, eventually rescued themselves with the help of the Nebraska National Guard, which brought in a Black Hawk helicopter, according to CNN affiliate KETV.
The National Weather Service predicts “much calmer” weather in most areas this we
ekend,. However, flooding will persist throughout the Mississippi and Missouri river.
”Anyone with interests along impacted rivers should monitor closely/take action,” the weather service said.
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Many central Iowa rivers may see moderate flooding into next week from the rain and snowmelt runoff, the weather serv
ice said. A flood warning for northern and parts of central Iowa has been extended through Saturday evening as “l
ocal creeks and streams, as well as the main river branches are running high,” according to the weather service.
class of a photo-op in the Oval Office Thursday with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.
A historian 100 years hence could pull the tape of the 16-minute tour de force and learn everything they needed to know about the Trump presidency.
Trump’s behavior on Thursday offered pointers to how he will attempt to ride out political crosswinds using the uni
que political tools that made his late-in-life transition from business to Washington so successful.
Thursday’s rebuke from Congress came amid a spell that wo
uld have been disastrous for any conventional politician, as legal and congressional probe
s suggest tough challenges ahead as special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report looms. Unusually, it also included a
slap from some Republicans who have been loath to challenge their leader in the first two years of his presidency.
Trump’s refusal to show weakness or humility in defeat allied with a brazen, relentless
temperament and an indifference to shame helps explain why he is so hard to bring down.
“I was about to be 30 and wanted to celebrate this special birthday in Europe, but I couldn’t find any companion to go with
me,” he said. “So, I visited Europe on my own and found doing so could be pleasant, as it enabled me to change my rou
te and meet interesting travelers. I even met a backpacker who guided me to the Alps.”
Xu Xiaolei, a spokesman for China Youth Travel Service, said the number of people traveling alone has grown steadily in rec
ent years. Last year, 10 percent of the company’s revenue came from single travelers, mostly ages 18 to 30.
“For the younger generation, experiencing unique cultu
res and relaxing their minds and bodies are the main reasons for traveling, rather than con
necting with others or sightseeing. So they won‘t stop travelling because they lack a companion,” Xu said.
In tour groups, guides will usually pay more attention to solo travelers, making them feel less lonely or embarrassed, he said.
”toughness.” Then he said “we’ve always apologized when we’re wrong, and will continue to do that” — but he pointedly did not apologize for any of his misogynistic comments from the past.
Right after Carlson’s show on Monday, veteran Fox News analyst and former host Brit Hume
tweeted out Friday’s cable news ratings — which had Carlson in first place among total viewers — and said “doing well is the best revenge.”
CNN analyst Joe Lockhart responded to Hume by expressing regret that “bigotry and misogyny sells so well.”
”It’s a stain on our country,” Lockhart wrote. “Ratings don’t trump values and I know you know that.””I hate flyin
g as it is,” she told CNN. “When I saw it was one of the new ones I was absolutely terrified.”
Nevertheless, she boarded Turkish Airways flight 1969 for the four-hour flight.
About two hours into the flight, she says she noticed something odd.
”Well they didn’t tell us straight away but I could feel some
thing was different,” she says. “And the map on the screens was showing we’d turned back.”
The pilot then announced they would be turning back to Istanbul because UK airspace was closed, citing weather condi
tions. (Around that time, the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK closed the airspace to all Boeing 737 MAX model planes.)
The flight turned around and landed about two hours later at the same airport from where they left.
Tor says Turkish Airways told the passengers they will be put on a Wednesday morning flight instead.
But Geoffrey Thomas, the editor in chief of Airline Ratings, told CNN the Ethiopian Airlines c
rash on Sunday had “significant differences” to the Lion Air crash last year. On the Lion Air flight, ther
e were “wild fluctuations in air speed and… we continued to get data from the plane all the way down to impact.”
Sunday’s crash, however, had “no fluctuations and all of the sudden transmission” c
eased, he said. “That transmission ceasing indicates catastrophic failure in air.””I think [Eth
iopian Airlines] are going to be looking at whether there was an engine failure,” CNN’s Quest said. “The plane is cli
mbing out at a normal fashion, but there are mountains in the area, and longstanding pilots are well aware that if you
have an issue departing Addis on that particular route, you’ve got a mountain in front of you.”
The aerospace giant said in a press statement that it was “deeply saddened to learn of the pa
ssing of the passengers and crew.” It added that a “Boeing technical team is prepared to provide technical assi
stance at the request and under the direction of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board.”
the gender pay gap. Men generally are more inclined to take jobs with high work intensity and high sala
ries, such as technician or salesman, for example. Women, on the other hand, prefer jobs with average work intensity and
moderate salaries, such as administrative, operational and marketing positions. In the past two ye
ars, more and more women have taken up senior technical, senior management and other senior posts. How
ever, in most well-paid positions, the ratio of men to women is still seriously unbalanced.
In terms of industries, the engineering and manufacturing industries, including mining, smelting and chemistry, have a bigg
er gender pay gap. In the science and tech industries, such as the internet, medical care and electronic co
mmunications, large differences in earnings between women and men also exist, the report said.
ce because of his wide-ranging portfolio, which includes a Middle East peace proposal, and b
ecause of heightened scrutiny on Kushner’s inability to secure a clearance, sources said. His daughter’s portfolio did not require a high level secu
rity clearance, though as a senior adviser who sits in meetings with other senior officials, she is privy to sensitive inform
ation.On Tuesday, the White House rebuffed a request from House Oversight Com
mittee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, who asked for documents pertaining to the security clearance pro
cess. White House counsel Pat Cipollone said the committee’s request for the information was “without legal suppo
rt, clearly premature, and suggests a breach of the constitutionally required accommodation process.”The White House’s rejecti
on increases the chances of a subpoena from the House.CNN’s Gloria Borger and Maegan Vazquez contributed to this report.
Premier Li Keqiang delivered the Government Work Report to the second session of th
e 13th National People’s Congress in Beijing on Tuesday mornng. Here are the highlights:
China will raise its fiscal deficit target to 2.76 trillion yuan, or 2.8 percent of GDP, this year from 2.6 percent in 2018. Tota
l government expenditure is budgeted at over 23 trillion yuan, up by 6.5 percent from last year.
The measure is being taken to stabilize economic growth by enlarging government spending. As a major me
asure to tackle economic risks, the proactive fiscal policy in 2019 will become stronger and more efficient.
China set its GDP growth target for this year at between 6 percent and 6.5 percent as the country pursues higher-qua
lity development amid mounting uncertainties in the international economic landscape.
China also set its target for consumer inflation growth at 3 percent for this year, wh
ile it will try to keep growth of the broad measure of money supply, or M2, largely at the same level as last year.
foreign investors’ rights regarding issues such as intellectual property rights protection a