The pandemic had quieted the frequent, large-scale pro-democracy demonstrations that seized Hong Kong last year. But with Beijing’s move this week, protests stirred again and could persist as Chinese officials finalize the national security legislation, expected by the end of summer. … [Read more...] about Trump likely to slap limited sanctions on China over Hong Kong crackdown
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John: Hard to say because I didn’t stay in a single aspect of development flying, and moved on before the final outcome of trials in which I participated was achieved. I like to think lives might have been saved in Sea Vixen squadrons after the introduction of the deck landing autothrottle system, in which I had a hand, and likewise the head-up deck approach sight, with which I was involved at a rather earlier stage of its development. I’m not sure how far that one went, but I think it might have got into the Sea Harrier as an aid to approaching a safe hover beside the ship before moving over the deck to land on. At a very different level, the short burst of work in the far east in support of small ships’ Wasp flights having difficulty with torquemeter settings was important in its own way. … [Read more...] about The Flare Path Talks to a Test Pilot
I believe in front foot batting. I do not believe in getting on the back foot at the time of the crisis, says Suresh Narayanan, Chairman & MD, Nestle India. How are things coming back to normal -- both in the office or on the shop floor? Are you seeing a sense of normalcy returning?I always believe that the blessings of our consumers, the hard work of our employees, our partners and stakeholders is keeping us going and keeping us inspired. In these times of difficulty, we continue to be inspired by the people around us. The last time I spoke to ET Now was just after the lockdown, the situation was a lot more chaotic in some sense. We are now in much calmer waters. I am happy to inform you that all our eight factories, more than 70-75 per cent of the capacities, are operational. Many of our suppliers are MSMEs and I had hoped that we would be able to keep them all afloat. I am happy to inform you that all our suppliers by and large have started up. We have helped them to start … [Read more...] about Rural India will revive a bit better than urban markets: Nestle CMD
Why is this discussion relevant ? A sharp fall in March quarter GDP numbers will mean that economic activity contracted in the month of March. By 29 May, the economy would have spent three months in contraction. There is nothing to indicate that the government has provided a significant fiscal boost so far. This is despite the fact that it has been lucky with a sharp fall in oil prices. This can lead to a further contraction in demand . … [Read more...] about Why Q4 GDP numbers will be crucial
"When the President took office, there were no predictions China would surpass the US in GDP within two years. Their GDP was 60% the size of the US at the time and slowing. They would have had to grow $7.5 trillion to catch us in two years even if we didn't grow at all, which would have required 30 percent annual increases on their part. No one would predict that," said Derek Scissors, a resident scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute and an expert on the Chinese economy. … [Read more...] about Fact check: A list of Trump’s general false claims from March 16 through May 3
She said the firm has the ability to move water around its grid network to fulfil demand, but she also asked household to help conserve supplies. The firm has asked its three million households to voluntarily cut their water usage, urging people to turn the taps off when brushing their teeth. … [Read more...] about Britain braces for hottest day of year with temperatures set to hit 82F – so will people REALLY wait until Monday to meet up for barbecues?