‘Wonder Woman’ star Gal Gadot, 'Aquaman' actor Jason Momoa and former ‘Batman’ actor Ben Affleck have taken to social media to request Warner Bros. release director Zack Snyder’s cut of ‘Justice League’. Snyder, who helmed ‘Man of Steel’, ‘Batman v Superman’, partly directed ‘Justice League’ before leaving the production partway due to the sudden demise of his daughter. As a result, the makers called on ‘Avengers’ director Joss Whedon to take over the reins and get the film out in time. ‘Justice League’ went on to be a disappointment at the box office and seemed to have done little to woo fans. It was only a matter of time before buzz began doing the rounds that there was a ‘Snyder Cut’ of the movie that didn’t see the light of day. For a while now, fans have been asking the makers to release the footage, but it was passed off for the longest time, until now. With … [Read more...] about #ReleaseTheSnyderCut: Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa and Ben Affleck join fans to request the release of Zack Snyder’s cut of ‘Justice League’
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In its latest “Global Macro Outlook” released on Monday, Morgan Stanley (MS), one of the biggest investment banks and financial services firm, has stated that the global economy is likely to recover starting with the first quarter of 2020. In August, MS researchers had made everyone sit up and take notice when they predicted that the global economy will enter a recession if trade tensions, especially between the US and China, do not subside soon. What has Morgan Stanley said now? Moving away from talks of recession, the latest report states that “trade tensions and monetary policy are easing concurrently for the first time in seven quarters, lifting global growth from 1Q20 on”. However, the main thrust of the recovery will come from the emerging markets instead of the US. It has, however, cautioned that the risks to these projections are “skewed to the downside, with uncertainty related to macro policies likely to linger”. What about India’s … [Read more...] about Explained: Why Morgan Stanley sees India’s growth recovering next year?
Video PlayerClose U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a speech during the 48th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 26, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that he would always put America first when it came to trade, but "America First" does not mean America alone. (Xinhua/Xu Jinquan) DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday in Davos, Switzerland, that he would always put America first when it came to trade, but "America First" does not mean "America alone". "As President of the United States, I will always put America first... America first does not mean America alone. When the United States grows, so does the world," Trump told global business elite at the World Economic Forum (WEF). In his speech at the ongoing forum, Trump pledged to reform the international trading system for broadly-shared prosperity. "As the United States pursues domestic reforms to unleash jobs and growth, we are … [Read more...] about Trump says will always put America first at Davos forum
Video PlayerClose WUHAN, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Chinese scientists say they have a breakthrough in identifying plant diseases that are frustrating attempts by farmers to grow kiwifruit to meet the huge domestic and global demand. Researchers at Wuhan Botanical Garden under the Chinese Academy of Sciences have recently identified three key funguses that can kill fruit, destroy flavor and reduce production. Since last year, they have studied kiwifruit in Guizhou, Zhejiang and Yunnan provinces, where planting is on a larger scale and diseases are reported more frequently than other areas. Research leader Li Li said most orchards in southwest China's Guizhou are at high altitudes, where local fruit has a higher sugar accumulation due to the large temperature difference between day and night. The sweetness makes fruit more vulnerable to pests and diseases. Neighboring province Yunnan has high temperatures in winter and coastal province Zhejiang is rich in rainfall, so epidemics are hard to … [Read more...] about Fungi causing kiwifruit diseases identified by Chinese scientists
Video PlayerClose BEIJING, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- China's demographic dividend still exists, and there is no need to over-interpret dipping population growth rate and birth rate, China's top statistics official said Monday. Population in the mainland totaled 1.395 billion by the end of last year, up 5.3 million people and 3.81 thousandths year on year, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed. New births reached 15.23 million in 2018, with the birth rate dipping to 10.94 thousandths. "Demographic data should be analyzed in a long-term perspective, and demographic structure changes with the development of economy and society and is a natural process," Ning Jizhe, head of the NBS, told a press conference. Demographic dividend refers to the economic potential resulting from shifts in a population's age structure in terms of working and non-working population. Ning said China has a workforce pool of about 900 million people, with over 700 million of them in employment, … [Read more...] about China’s demographic dividend still exists: senior official