Authorities in Myanmar will release 23,184 prisoners from jails across the country on Saturday under a New Year amnesty, a Prisons Department spokesman said.CNN World http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_world/~3/98fxD3Cb-d8/index.html
The world’s traditional growth engine reported an 18.3 percent leap in the first quarter. But consumers and small business aren’t fully sharing in the spoils.NYTimes New Year's Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/15/business/economy/china-economy.html Alexandra Stevenson and Cao Li
New year, same bad brand tweets.
Despite continual, exhaustive pleas from social media users for brands to stop taking part in every viral trend, popular meme, or noteworthy holiday celebration, the cringeworthy brand content persists.
The latest online outrage was sparked by Burger King UK, whose social media team thought it would be a good idea to fire off an International Women’s Day thread that began with the words, “Women belong in the kitchen.”
Women belong in the kitchen.
— Burger King (@BurgerKingUK) March 8, 2021
The thread went on to say that because only 20 percent of chefs are women, Burger King UK is “on a mission to change the gender ratio in the restaurant industry by empowering female employees with the opportunity to pursue a culinary career.” The restaurant chain also announced that it’s launching a new scholarship program “which will help female Burger King employees pursue their culinary dreams!” Read more…More about Memes, Brands, Culture, and Web CultureMashable http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/8km0oPaer_A/ Nicole Gallucci
“Detective Chinatown 3” received tepid reviews, but Covid-19 travel restrictions drove many to the movies when they might have been journeying to their hometowns instead.NYTimes New Year's Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/16/business/china-movies-box-office-detective-chinatown.html Amy Qin
At 4:25 p.m. on New Year’s Eve 2020 I got a random, out of the blue FaceTime call from a friend. When my phone started ringing I was wearing pajamas, slippers, and an unflattering fuzzy gray robe. I didn’t have any makeup on, I was in the process of removing little hot dogs from the oven, and When Harry Met Sally was on pause in the living room. In other words, I did NOT feel FaceTime ready.
I know this friend extremely well, so I was confident that the FaceTime request was nothing urgent. I caught one glimpse of my unprepared self in the answering screen, thought “absolutely not,” and waited until she hung up. Read more…More about Iphone, Facetime, Culture, Web Culture, and Iphone
Recipes to help you celebrate Lunar New Year at home this year.NYTimes New Year's Eve https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/02/11/dining/Lunar-New-Year-Recipes.html Genevieve Ko
Although my parents’ English is serviceable, it is only in Mandarin that they’re at ease, that they can inhabit their own skins.NYTimes New Year's Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/12/well/family/chinese-heritage-mandarin.html Connie Chang
The pandemic has changed so many of the practices that began as a way to relieve the darkness of winter.NYTimes New Year's Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/12/opinion/lunar-new-year-2021.html Vanessa Hua
In the coming weeks, New Yorkers will also be able to return to sports arenas and attend larger weddings across the state.NYTimes New Year's Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/12/nyregion/indoor-dining-nyc.html Juliana Kim
Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually.NYTimes New Year's Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/11/arts/things-to-do-weekend-coronavirus.html