Month: June 2019

It’s not just all pop, you know

Reality show ensures rock bands get their just recognition. The country’s music scene is dominated by good-looking pop idols who are chart-toppers, give sold-out concerts and bathe in the adulation of screaming fans. All very good for them, but it means rock bands that tend to be associated with...

Rapinoe, USA headed to semis (but not the f***ing White House)

Megan Rapinoe did her talking on the pitch on Friday night as her two goals sunk hosts France and booked the United States a semi-final showdown with England at the Women’s World Cup. The 33-year-old scored in either half as the holders sealed a 2-1 win in Paris to...

Forest replace O’Neill in 18 minutes with Lamouchi

Nottingham Forest left just 18 minutes between announcing the exit of Martin O’Neill and the appointment of his successor Sabri Lamouchi. After releasing a terse 37-minute statement on O’Neill, who left after an ‘alleged mutiny’ among the players, the club were far more effusive in a 143-word welcome message about...

“Discovering Xinjiang”: Episode 2

Explore China’s largest region in our new documentary series. “Discovering Xinjiang”. Today, Episode 2: “Green shoots for desert life”....

Russia exhibits advanced military equipment

More than 1,000 items of military equipment including some of the most advanced weapons and concepts are being exhibited at the Army-2019 Military and Technical Forum this week in Kubinka, Russia, a city about 60 kilometers west of Moscow. More than 1,500 enterprises and organizations are in attendance at...

China sees improved quality, rising number of cultural products

China saw improved quality and an increasing number of cultural products in 2018, said Luo Shugang, China’s minister of culture and tourism, on Wednesday. China’s box office raked in 60.9 billion yuan (about $9 billion) in 2018, said Luo when briefing Chinese lawmakers on a report on cultural industry...

Johnson says no-deal Brexit ‘a million-to-one’ chance

Britain’s Conservative Party leadership contest frontrunner Boris Johnson has backtracked on his previous comments made on Brexit negotiations, saying there is only a “million-to-one” chance that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union without a deal. Just a day after he stoked concern by promising in a radio...

Most adults with asthma unaware they are affected

More than 70 percent of adults with asthma in China are not aware they have it, highlighting the urgency for improved diagnosis and treatment, new research shows. Led by the China-Japan Friendship Hospital, the study estimated there are more than 45 million adults with asthma, with a rate of...

‘Alleged mutiny’ leads to 37-word Forest statement on O’Neill

Nottingham Forest and Martin O’Neill have parted company after less than six months after what has been described as an ‘alleged mutiny’. Forest only returned to pre-season training on Monday, but by Friday they were getting rid of their former playing hero O’Neill. Forest released a statement which reads,...

England break viewing record again en-route to semi-finals

England’s 3-0 win over Norway in the World Cup quarter-final set a new peak TV viewing record for women’s football of 7.6million, the BBC has confirmed. Thursday night’s match in Le Havre was shown live on BBC One, with the broadcaster revealing a 38.6 per cent share of available...