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Source: Common Domain

Shanghai Motor Show: German automakers shrug off China slowdown

Wednesday 12:40 GMT

Speaking at the opening of the Shanghai Motor Show on Tuesday, the head of the German Automotive Industry Association (VDA), Bernhard Matthes, told DW that despite concerns of a deep economic slowdown in China, "the big party is not over." "We saw a downturn in the first three months of this year, last year too, but German carmakers have gained market share," he noted.

Despite China's car sales falling for nine months, German carmakers are betting on new electric models to boost market share.

Source: Fox News

Yael Eckstein: Good Friday and Passover can bring Jews and Christians together as children of God

Saturday 08:58 GMT

On Friday Jews and Christians around the world will have their collective eyes set on Heaven as Jews begin Passover at sundown and the majority of the world's Christians celebrate Good Friday.

My late father, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, was disinvited from his own synagogue when he began to extend an olive branch to Christians 40 years ago after he left the Anti-Defamation League to form the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.

Source: DW

The main differences between Catholics and Protestants

Monday 12:39 GMT

Catholics see in the pope the successor of the Apostle Peter, the first head of their Church, who was appointed by Jesus.

Protestants do not consecrate specific persons into office, but rather accept the principle that priesthood can be transferred to every believer - even to women. The Catholics' views on the spiritual office are reflected in the Eucharist, or Holy Communion, a rite commemorating the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples before his crucifixion.

Source: Common Domain

Mixing Seating Styles With Sophistication

Thursday 08:59 GMT

“Mixing different styles of seating in the same room creates interest and allows the room to tell a story,” said Vicky Nave, principal designer at Avery Benjamin Interiors in Thousand Oaks, California.

Also, arrange your seating around a focal point such as a fireplace or a nice view—that is a good place to start.”

Source: Common Domain

The Mix is In: Contrasting Furniture Styles is Big in 2019

Saturday 08:59 GMT

Designers are mixing things up with furniture this year, merging styles from both the past and  present to create clever, elegant spaces.

To show off those funky finds, there has to be a contrast, according to Marketa Ruzickova, marketing and event manager at Decca London, a bespoke luxury furniture manufacturer. And there’s more shape to the staples, with curvy chairs and sofas taking the place of their more linear counterparts.

Source: Fox News

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry may consider a male nanny or ‘manny’ for their royal baby, reports say

Saturday 18:09 GMT

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry could be breaking royal tradition once more when it comes to picking a nanny for their royal baby.

MEGHAN MARKLE 'SPEAKS HER MIND' LIKE AN AMERICAN, SAYS PRINCESS DIANA'S ROYAL BUTLER. Kensington Palace recently announced that Markle and Harry are planning to keep the birth of their firstborn private. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby,” the palace said in a statement.

Source: The Guradian

Facebook uploaded email contacts of 1.5m users without consent

Friday 09:55 GMT

Facebook has admitted to “unintentionally” uploading the address books of 1.5 million users without consent, and says it will delete the collected data and notify those affected.

Shortly after, Business Insider reported that, for users who entered their passwords, Facebook was also harvesting contact details – apparently a hangover from an earlier feature that Facebook had built expressly to take contacts with permission – except in this new implementation, users had not given consent.

Source: Reuters

No-frills no longer: GM's China brand Baojun attempts a major makeover

Wednesday 23:40 GMT

By many measures, General Motors’ China brand Baojun has been an exceptional success story, growing at breakneck speed by selling low-cost no-frills vehicles in smaller cities and rural areas.

The move upmarket for Baojun is partial as some cheaper models will still carry the old Baojun badge although others will be folded into the Wuling brand, - the other marque sold by SGMW, said Matt Tsien, GM’s chief in China.

Source: The Guradian

Lizzo: Cuz I Love You review – body-positive pop with its foot on the gas

Saturday 06:04 GMT

Marie Davidson: Work It (Soulwax mix) Icily commanding vocal, icily industrial synths: a killer remix of the standout from Davidson’s Working Class Woman album.

Instead, Cuz I Love You keeps its foot pressed down hard on the accelerator for half an hour in an attempt to ram-raid the charts. It’s hard not to hope it’s a success – the world could do with more pop stars like Lizzo – and hard not to hope that next time, she occasionally changes gear.

Source: Fox News

Duct-tape bikini trend invades Coachella, receives mixed feedback from festivalgoers

Thursday 07:00 GMT

Festivalgoers are known for making daring fashion decisions — but the new craze taking over Coachella may be the riskiest yet.

The negative feedback seemingly hasn't impacted the brand, as the bikini appeared to run out of several sizes for both tops and bottoms within days of its release.

Source: Fox News

Kate Middleton recycles coat, special earrings for Easter service

Tuesday 18:10 GMT

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a light blue Alexander McQueen coat to the church service at Windsor Castle on Sunday, the same coat she wore on Easter in 2014 when she and Prince William were in Australia, Page Six reported.

KATE MIDDLETON IS FOCUSING ON HER FUTURE ROLE AS QUEEN WITH ‘NEW RESPONSIBILITIES,’ SAYS ROYAL EXPERT. This year, Middleton added a bit more sparkle to her ensemble with a brooch and the earrings she wore on her wedding day in 2011.

Source: Fox News

Stocks close at all time high; oil at 6 month high

Today 07:00 GMT

Stocks closed at a new all time high on Tuesday as better-than-expected quarterly profits from some of the largest companies encouraged investors.

International benchmark Brent crude closed at $74.51 a barrel, while U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for June delivery settled at $66.30 a barrel.

Source: Common Domain

Treasury yields edge higher after positive China data

Thursday 09:54 GMT

Treasury yields inched higher Wednesday as a round of upbeat Chinese economic data increased appetite for risk assets and triggered a selloff in government bonds across the U.S. and Europe.

China’s gross domestic product rose 6.4% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019, aided by an 8.5% year-on-year jump in March’s industrial production data. Analysts said the combination of optimism over U.S.-China trade talks and Beijing’s willingness to ease policy have given succor to equity investors, and held back demand for haven assets like government paper.

Source: The Guradian

Strictly living room: 'breathtakingly horrific' Sydney real estate ad goes viral

Thursday 06:04 GMT

A Sydney real estate listing has drawn equal parts praise and ridicule for a custom-made two-minute video described as “so breathtakingly horrific that it borders on art”.

On Twitter, it was described as unnecessarily sexual, incredibly funny and “the most real estate agent video I have ever seen”. On Wednesday afternoon, the real estate firm, LJ Hooker Bankstown, apologised for the video and removed it from its social media.

Source: The Guradian

'Skirting ethical rules': Trump's key staff under investigation at interior agency

Today 07:00 GMT

It comes in response to a 20 February ethics complaint filed by the Campaign Legal Center, a non-partisan watchdog group, that alleged a culture of “skirting ethical rules” among key staff appointed in the wake of Trump’s November 2016 election victory. “An agency’s ethical culture depends on ethical leadership,” said Delaney Marsco, the Campaign Legal Center’s ethics counsel.

“Former [interior] secretary Ryan Zinke and [current interior] secretary David Bernhardt, now under investigation himself for ethics violations, have failed to demonstrate adequate ethical behavior at the top of Interior.” “Their cavalier approach to ethics appears to have spread throughout the agency, with a pattern emerging where officials have routinely disregarded obligations to remove themselves from official meetings with former employers or lobbying clients.”

Source: Common Domain

How to Talk With an Aging Parent About Long-Term Care

Tuesday 09:55 GMT
Source: Common Domain

What to do when saving enough money to retire demands drastic action

Sunday 21:48 GMT
Source: Fox News

Odell Beckham Jr. unleashes Giants frustration in epic Twitter rant

Tuesday 09:55 GMT
Source: Fox News

Maid of honor claims nearly 100 goldfish died after 'crappy' bride insisted on giving them as wedding favors

Monday 19:04 GMT
Source: BBC

'First malaria vaccine' to be tested

Tuesday 08:59 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Bolsonaro's motorbike escapade provokes helmet backlash

Monday 19:04 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Polly Higgins, lawyer who fought for recognition of 'ecocide', dies aged 50

Monday 14:30 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Climbers brought in to help protect Notre Dame from elements

Today 07:00 GMT
Source: Fox News

Terrorist attacks on Christians 'happening more and more': ex-FBI special agent

Tuesday 14:32 GMT
Source: Fox News

John Sununu on pushing for Trump impeachment: “Democrats are going to make a serious, serious mistake”

Tuesday 18:10 GMT
Source: The Guradian

'It's very concerning': Americans sitting more than ever, study finds

Today 07:00 GMT
Source: Global News

Elections PEI delays vote in Charlottetown riding after Green candidate dies; referendum still a go

Tuesday 14:32 GMT
Source: Fox News

Boy Scouts ‘perversion files’ list 7,800 suspected pedophiles: attorney

Today 07:00 GMT
Source: DW

UN adopts resolution on rape in conflicts after US threatens veto

Today 07:00 GMT

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