In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, a social media campaign encouraging Australians to support local Chinese businesses is gaining momentum. I don’t need much encouragement to eat out at my favourite #Chinese restaurant: Gong de Lin on Swanston St https://t.co/2Fvzlw8wAB. She also referred to the city’s once-popular Shark Fin restaurant in Little Bourke Street, which recently closed following the coronavirus outbreak. #IWillEatWithYou.”Last week Gabriel Chan, the owner of Melbourne’s Chinatown restaurant Shark Fin, said he was closing the doors to the 30-year-old eatery after business had suffered. WILLIAM WEST via Getty Images This photo taken on February 14, 2020 shows staff clearing a table at a Chinese restaurant in Melbourne's Chinatown.
February 20, 2020 00:22 UTC
The diocese’s bankruptcy filing estimated its assets to be $1 million to $10 million and its liabilities to be $50 million to $100 million. The diocese, which covers 15 counties with some 230,000 Catholics, has been struggling financially for years. More than 20 other dioceses across the country have filed for bankruptcy since 2004, when the Archdiocese of Portland, Ore., became the first diocese in the nation to seek Chapter 11 relief in response to increasing sexual abuse claims, according to bishop-accountability.org, which tracks such cases. On Tuesday, the Boy Scouts of America also filed for bankruptcy as it faced a deluge of sexual abuse lawsuits. Pennsylvania’s attorney general, Josh Shapiro, and lawyers for sexual abuse victims sharply criticized the decision by the Diocese of Harrisburg.
February 20, 2020 00:11 UTC
An attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood that put parkgoers face to face with killer zombies will be killed off next month as the park gets ready for an attraction with a livelier outlook. Known as “The Walking Dead,” the attraction inspired by the popular AMC television series opened in 2016 and is scheduled to close March 4, Universal Studios representatives said. The attraction relied on a combination of animatronics and real-life actors playing the zombies that chased and lunged at park visitors who wandered through an indoor maze. Advertisement“We continually evaluate our entertainment offerings and are thrilled guests have enjoyed ‘The Walking Dead’ attraction as part of our daytime mix,” said Universal Studios Hollywood spokeswoman Audrey Eig, adding that a temporary “Walking Dead” maze will return during the park’s annual Halloween Horror Nights event. For each seat on the ride, the technology will depict the occupant as a different dog.
February 20, 2020 00:11 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO — With tens of thousands of people living on the streets of California, the homelessness crisis has become the state’s defining issue. Gavin Newsom, the emergency had become so dire that he devoted his entire State of the State address on Wednesday to the 150,000 Californians without homes. “Let’s call it what it is: It’s a disgrace that the richest state in the richest nation, succeeding across so many sectors, is falling so far behind to properly house, heal and humanely treat so many of its own people,” Mr. Newsom told lawmakers in Sacramento. “Every day, the California dream is dimmed by the wrenching reality of families and children and seniors living unfed on a concrete bed.”Vulnerable to the charge that the problem has exploded under Democratic rule in California, Mr. Newsom, a former mayor of San Francisco, pleaded with — and at times admonished — legislators to take action. “The hard truth is for too long we’ve ignored this problem,” Mr. Newsom said.
February 20, 2020 00:00 UTC
Now fans who’ve dreamed of walking in Walter White’s footsteps can do that — well, sort of — thanks to K-Swiss. (K-Swiss)That’s because the L.A.-based maker of athletic shoes has partnered with Sony Pictures Consumer Products for a collection of “Breaking Bad”-inspired sneakers. The three limited-edition sneaker styles tweak the K-Swiss Classic 2000 low-top sneaker silhouette to include references to the show that fans are certain to appreciate. Not coincidentally, the fifth season of “Better Call Saul” is slated to kick off on AMC just three days later. Advertisement“Recreational Vehicle” ($80) is a reissued style first offered in October.
February 20, 2020 00:00 UTC
Jung Hyeon-jun may only be 10 years old, but he is already fulfilling his life’s purpose. The “Parasite” actor was too young to go to the Oscars earlier this month to witness the film’s historic Best Picture win, but his family captured his reaction as he watched the ceremony at home. “I thought it would be awesome to get it, and we actually won the award!” Jung told the Associated Press on the day of the win. I think I was born to receive an Oscar.” In the heartwarming video, an overwhelmed Jung is seen screaming and jumping up and down during the moment “Parasite” claimed the coveted title. PARASITE PARTY: 10-year-old #Parasite#기생충 star Jung Hyeon-jun might have been too young to go to the #Oscars – but he still enjoyed the excitement of the best picture win.
February 19, 2020 23:37 UTC
The ballot proposal is being discussed weeks after Sacramento legislators rejected Senate Bill 50, which would have allowed the construction of mid-rise apartments near job centers and mass transit, including in single-family neighborhoods. And developers would be required to include some percentage of affordable housing in most residential projects of 10 or more units, Neuman said. Renters’ rights activists have complained that the Atlas project will not offer any on-site affordable housing. City officials said Atlas had agreed to provide $2.5 million toward efforts to preserve affordable housing in Councilman Gil Cedillo’s Eastside district. In an interview, Neuman said he has spent decades working on the issues of homelessness and affordable housing, volunteering with the United Way and several other organizations.
February 19, 2020 23:18 UTC
President Trump blasted unspecified "fake news polls" on Wednesday, claiming that his own internal polling showed him getting re-elected in November. "Internal REAL Polls show I am beating all of the Dem candidates," Trump tweeted. "The Fake News Polls (here we go again, just like 2016) show losing or tied. Fox News has not seen the aforementioned polls and is unaware of the particular ones mentioned by President Trump. An RCP average of polls showed Trump with a 46 percent approval rating.
February 19, 2020 22:52 UTC
At 2:30 p.m., he was arrested again for an alleged assault and again released. "They just basically become a reactive instead of a proactive police department," said Nicholas Laviano, president of Troy's police union. Nolan is known to Troy police, Laviano said, adding that he has a criminal history 50 pages long. He had been arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief in January and released soon after. Charles Barry, 56, has been arrested six times since the law went into effect on Jan. 1.
February 19, 2020 22:18 UTC
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is the standout front-runner in the Democratic primary race, while former leader Joe Biden continues his downward spiral after big losses in Iowa and New Hampshire, according to new polling. Trump’s approval rating also hit a record of 51 percent among independents, the polling out Tuesday found. The survey shows Sanders leading the pack after his strong finishes in the first two early voting states at 27 percent support among Democratic primary voters – unchanged from January’s polling. But Biden, who previously led at 26 percent last month, fell to a distant second place at 15 percent. BLOOMBERG QUALIFIES FOR LAS VEGAS DEBATE WITH LAST-MINUTE POLLA similar poll out this week showed Bloomberg’s surge, which helped him qualify for Wednesday’s debate in Nevada.
February 19, 2020 21:45 UTC
A few months ago, the feminine hygiene brand Thinx ran its first television ad, called MENstruation, which depicted an alternate reality where men menstruate. CBS rejected the spot because of a tampon string that executives found too “graphic,” according to reporting in The New York Post. But 18 other networks, including Bravo, MTV, E!, TLC and NBC, ran the full advertisement. As for what kind of advertising ultimately did pass muster at the Oscars, where 30 seconds of advertising went for $2.6 million, the biggest winners were pharma and media entertainment and the career website Indeed. (The rejected Frida spot has been viewed over 3.7 million times online, but that is still far less than the 18 million women it would have reached during the Oscars.)
February 19, 2020 21:33 UTC
That reversal comes as Britain abandons a cornerstone of its membership in the bloc, free movement among what had been its 28 nations. Johnson’s harsh approach also mirrors that of President Trump, who favors an immigration system that would essentially exclude the poor and unskilled. “No more musicians getting their big break... No more care workers looking after aging Brits. “Cutting off the supply of prospective care workers under a new migration system will pave the way for more people waiting unnecessarily in hospital or going without care,” the U.K. Homecare Assn. Under the plan, immigration would be slashed from its current level of more than 200,000 people a year, although the government has not set a new target.
February 19, 2020 21:33 UTC
The concert on a recent afternoon was a preview of a splashy touring production set to launch Tuesday in Sheffield, England. Whitney Houston, in hologram. “‘Oh, Whitney didn’t raise her hand past this certain point,’” Robinson recalled hearing with a laugh. And Base brought on Timothy Snell, who like Robinson had experience working with the real Houston, to design the hologram’s virtual outfits. “It’s been eight years since her passing, and it’s been very difficult trying to proceed with projects,” Pat Houston told reporters after the preview.
February 19, 2020 21:11 UTC
PARIS—French authorities are deepening their investigation of spending during Carlos Ghosn’s tenure as chief executive of Renault SA, including on a lavish black-tie event he hosted on the grounds of Versailles and millions of dollars in payments to an auto dealer in Oman. Prosecutors in Nanterre, a town near Renault’s headquarters to the west of Paris, said Wednesday that they had gathered enough evidence to refer their probe to a team of investigating magistrates.
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February 19, 2020 21:08 UTC
But the show has made it clear that Mr. Ramasar is staying. “There is zero consideration being given to his potentially being terminated from this workplace,” it said in a statement last week. The director, Ivo van Hove, is known for his experimental work. And the #MeToo-era demonstrations outside are also similarly and strikingly of the moment, as they reflect the continuing debate over what sort of careers should be left to the men accused of sexual misconduct. and Aziz Ansari have begun to re-establish their professional lives, while other public figures accused of more severe acts have seen their prospects buried — likely for good.
February 19, 2020 21:00 UTC