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The United States on Friday issued for the first time a passport to a Jerusalem-born American with 'Israel' listed as the place of birth instead of the city. The U.S. Ambassador to Israel presented the document to 18-year-old Menachem Zivotofsky after a change of policy by President Donald Trump that is likely to please pro-Israel supporters ahead of next week's election, but that Palestinians condemned as a violation of international law. "You have a nation of birth – the state of Israel," Ambassador David Friedman told the teenager, thanking Trump for having "set this course in motion."
A university graduation ceremony presided over by Thailand’s king was held Friday after pro-democracy activists issued a call for students to boycott it. There was no way to confirm how many students heeded the boycott call, though videos of the ceremony showed that many students did attend. The king or another senior member of the royal family traditionally hands out diplomas at university graduations, and in this case the venue was Bangkok’s Thammasat University, a stronghold of the protest movement seeking to reduce the monarchy’s powers.
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NEW YORK — The annual hoopla around the celebrity-studded Met Gala is so intense, it's often forgotten who the real star is: the fashion exhibit inside. This year, it's the only star. A stylish Costume Institute show at the Metropolitan Museum has opened, six months behind schedule. But what’s six months when you’re covering 150 years of fashion? And that’s the point, in more ways than one, of “About Time: Fashion & Duration,” which explores the concept of fashion through time. Time is a flexible concept, it argues. It is not linear, at least not where fashion is concerned. Ideas revisit themselves through the decades, even the centuries. That was the central concept even before the exhibit, traditionally launched by the Met Gala in May, was waylaid by the pandemic — which changed everything, including our concept of time. (How many times have you heard someone ask what day or month it is?) So the fact that “About Time” was able to open at all is cause for celebration. As the Met’s director, Max Hollein, said in opening remarks: “We could not imagine, when we chose the name for this exhibition more than a year ago, how apt the title would become.” Of course, everything is different this year. Instead of speaking in person at the annual press preview, Hollein and curator Andrew Bolton spoke virtually, and masked, in taped remarks. And crowd size is being restricted, in accordance with guidelines for museums — likely not a bad thing in terms of the viewing experience. Visually, the show is concise — smaller than recent extravaganzas like the opulent “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” Nearly every garment on display is black, save a couple in white or cream. Rather than a collection of loaned items from across the globe, the exhibit consists almost entirely of items from the Institute’s collection. The design of the show, by Es Devlin, is intended to convey the inner and outer workings of a clock. There are two clocks, two galleries, and two timelines. One timeline is chronological, beginning in 1870, when the museum was founded (this year marks the 150th anniversary.) The other is what Bolton calls “a disrupted timeline of fashion" — involving flashbacks and fast-forwards, or “interruptions.” The show’s “ghost narrator” is Virginia Woolf, author of “The Hours” among other things; some of her writings are read aloud by Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore, who starred in that 2002 film. Garments are placed in 60 pairs, each containing one from the chronological timeline and one from the disrupted one. What they show is that ideas, shapes, techniques or materials constantly refer back (or project forward) to each other over time. Paired together, for example, are a 2012 futuristic black Iris van Herpen gown, using 3D printing technology and resembling a very chic aquatic creature, with a classic 1951 Charles James ballgown with crescent-shaped puffs in cream silk — essentially the same shape. A 1919 silk satin and chiffon gown with a so-called “barrel skirt” — named for its shape — is accompanied by a highly exaggerated barrel-shaped dress from 2012-2013 by Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons in radically different material: polyester felt with sequins. And a 1930s pleated black silk charmeuse dress from Spanish designer Mariano Fortuny is juxtaposed with Issey Miyake’s 1994 otherworldly “Flying Saucer” dress in accordion-pleated taffeta. The fashion world, like most industries, has been hit hard by the pandemic. But in his own virtual remarks, designer Nicolas Ghesquiere, creative director of show sponsor Louis Vuitton, made reference to a possible silver lining: “The pause the pandemic has imposed on many of us has also created a certain space to reflect on where we are and where we are going,” he said. “Even in the most turbulent times, art, fashion and culture can help us navigate change and frame how we see the world anew.” The show ends with a solitary piece from designers Viktor & Rolf, a white patchwork dress made up of pieces from their archive of fabric swatches. It's meant as a metaphor, Bolton noted, “for the future of fashion and the importance of community, collaboration and sustainability.” “About Time: Fashion & Duration” runs through Feb. 7. Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press
On October 30, 2020, Delaware Investments Dividend and Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE: DDF) (the "Fund"), a closed-end fund, paid a monthly distribution on its common stock of $0.0555 per share to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 23, 2020.
Hyperfine has won the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) 2020 incubatED Medical Device Innovation Challenge, recognizing the company’s Swoop™ Portable MR Imaging System as an innovation that will shape the future of emergency medicine. Winners were selected by popular vote from ACEP attendees during the 2020 meeting which concluded October 29. Guilford, CT, Oct. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hyperfine has won the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) 2020 incubatED Medical Device Innovation Challenge, recognizing the company’s Swoop™ Portable MR Imaging System as an innovation that will shape the future of emergency medicine. Winners were selected by popular vote from ACEP attendees during the 2020 meeting which concluded October 29.“Portable MR imaging will change the future of emergency medicine by facilitating accessible bedside images in time-critical clinical situations like stroke, and to be recognized by members of ACEP for our innovation is fantastic,” said Khan Siddiqui, MD, Chief Medical Officer. “We bring our very best selves to the mission of Hyperfine every day so that we can make ready, affordable access to MR imaging a reality.”Hyperfine’s first product is the Swoop™ Portable MR Imaging System, designed to address the limitations of current imaging technologies and make MRI accessible anytime, anywhere, to any patient. Swoop™ wheels directly to the patient’s bedside, plugs into a standard electrical wall outlet, and is controlled by an Apple iPad®. Images that display the internal structure of the head are captured at the patient’s bedside, with results in minutes, enabling critical decision-making capabilities across a variety of clinical settings, such as neurointensive care units, emergency departments, pediatrics, ambulatory outpatient surgery centers, and more. Designed as a complementary system to traditional MRIs, new users can be trained on system operation, device navigation and device safety in about 30 minutes, helping clinicians streamline workflow. The complete Hyperfine system costs less than the annual service contract alone for most current MRI systems.About Hyperfine ResearchHyperfine lives to make MR imaging available to everyone. The Swoop™ Portable MR Imaging System is the result of a total rethink of MR’s potential in the healthcare landscape. What if MR imaging didn’t require a dedicated suite, extensive training or expensive upkeep? Let’s use the wonders of high-field MRI for the appropriate patients and deploy Swoop™ system at the point-of-care for everyone else. Hyperfine received market-ready FDA clearance for its portable MR imaging for the brain and head of patients of all ages in August 2020. Hyperfine is part of 4Catalyzer, a health technology incubator with facilities in CT, NY, CA and Taiwan. www.hyperfine.io.Attachment * swoop image for use oct 2020 small CONTACT: Chris Ward Hyperfine 1-866-SWOOP-MR email@example.com
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OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne was recently pondering Canada's place in the world from his home in Shawinigan, Que., "the command centre of foreign policy, these days," as he called it. "Pax Americana is probably behind us," Champagne said in the interview. "Now, we need to see what's our interests, our values and our principles. We can advance them with our traditional partners, and also with new alliances around the world." Champagne never mentioned Donald Trump by name, nor did he specifically mention the wrecking ball the U.S. president has taken to the international institutions created out of the devastation of the Second World War — the United Nations, the World Bank, NATO and others — that were devoted to ensuring a sustainable global peace. But he was clearly noting how part of that postwar deal, the notion of the superpower America leading that new multilateral order by supporting and enforcing "American Peace" had clearly devolved toward "America First" over the last four years. Canada had to adapt to that primarily because its economic fate is inextricably tied to its top trading partner south of the 49th parallel. So Canada's foreign policy morphed, drawing on the playbook of gridiron football played on this continent — Canada did an end run around the United States. Here are five ways that played out: End running the White House on NAFTA Trump repeatedly called the North American Free Trade Agreement the worst trade deal ever and threatened many times to rip it up. Canada responded to his existential economic threat with a "Team Canada" approach that eventually helped forge a new trilateral trade deal in 2019. This saw cabinet ministers, provincial premiers, business and union leaders target individual members of the U.S. Congress, state governors, local politicians and business counterparts. The Canadians were armed with data that showed exactly where in the U.S. Canadian products were going, and sought to show in dollar terms that trade with Canada was essential to the U.S. It was distilled into this talking point: Canada is the chief export market of 35 U.S. states, and nine million U.S. jobs depends directly on that. "I think that has to be a permanent campaign because … our (COVID-19) recovery is going to depend, once again, on the United States," said retired diplomat Colin Robertson, who held several postings throughout the U.S. Fixing the World Trade Organization without the U.S. Canada led more than a dozen countries — minus the U.S. and China — in an effort to reform the World Trade Organization, which Trump calls "horrible." Trade Minister Mary Ng convened the Ottawa Group virtually this past week, following the work started by her predecessor Jim Carr, to find ways to make the world's trade referee work more effectively and then try to win over the U.S. with solid proposals. The U.S. has essentially crippled WTO's Appellate Body, one of its dispute-settlement arms, because it declined late last year to appoint new judges. Canadian trade lawyer Lawrence Herman said the U.S. has valid criticism of the WTO but is doing nothing to fix it. "They are being unilaterally obstructionist," he said. "They are basically saying, 'We don't like what's happening, and we are prepared to put a freeze on a lot of WTO processes.'" Reaching out to Europe Trump has defunded the UN World Health Organization because, he says, it conspired with China to downplay the threat of COVID-19 in January. Canada continues to support the WHO and joined with the European Union in May to support its anti-pandemic efforts. Before that, Canada joined France and Germany to be part of a new group called the Alliance for Multilateralism. The U.S. wasn't invited. Its goal: defend the global institutions fighting for their survival. In April, the alliance issued a statement supporting the WHO and saying the pandemic fight "requires more and enhanced international co-operation and worldwide solidarity." Bessma Momani, an international affairs expert at the University of Waterloo, said the new alliance represents a "symbolic" broadside against populist political movements in Poland, Hungary, Italy and within France itself. "The signalling there is really, really interesting," she said. "I don't think there's a lot of substantive outcome one should expect from the France-Germany-Canada alliance." Stoking the fire with the old British BFF Champagne made a special point of stopping in Britain to meet personally with his British counterpart, Dominic Raab, on his late summer four-country trip. Since then, Canada and Britain taken joint action on some high-profile international security issues, levelling sanctions against the autocratic leaders of Belarus and calling for a ceasefire in the fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Raab and Champagne also joined forces with Germany to condemn Russia for its poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. While Canada may appreciate the newly rekindled camaraderie, Momani said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson likely feels the same, given his country's decision to stage a Brexit and leave the European Union, because it shows "they still have friends in the world." Building a coalition to counter China The U.S. request to extradite Chinese executive Meng Wanzhou has made Canada, and its two imprisoned citizens, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, collateral damage in Trump's trade war with China. Trump's Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has spoken out forcefully about the detention and the president told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in June 2019 that he would see what he could do about the two Michaels in an upcoming conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping. It's not clear what Trump did on that front. Meanwhile, Canada has built a coalition of support in the international community that has extended beyond the U.S. to several dozen countries, a move that has angered Beijing. David MacNaughton, Canada's former ambassador to the U.S., said this past week all help on China is welcomed, including from the Americans, because what lies ahead is a "decade-long struggle in terms of redefining the relationship between the West and China." This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 30, 2020. Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press
(Bloomberg) -- Oil is set for its largest monthly decline since March as a resurgent pandemic forces tighter restrictions, signaling weaker demand for auto and aviation fuel.Futures fell as much as 2.3% in New York on Friday and have tumbled about 12% this month. A record surge in daily coronavirus infections in the U.S. has clouded hopes for a rebound in demand, while governments in Europe have increased measures and restrictions to contain the spread of the virus, prompting further reductions in already anemic airline capacity for the remainder of 2020.“Over the course of this month, it was a sea-change in sentiment,” said John Kilduff, a partner at Again Capital LLC. “The flareups in Covid-19 cases took all the air out of the balloon in terms of a complete, almost opposite, viewpoint that was emerging that there was good news on the treatment front.”The resurgence in the pandemic is threatening to upend a fragile recovery for oil demand as governments dial back reopening plans. Still, there’s some support from booming freight markets and improvements in China and India. All the while, traders are looking ahead to next week’s U.S. election and an OPEC+ meeting at the end of November.The concerns over demand come at a time when the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies face a challenge in their efforts to keep supply in check with the faster-than-expected return in Libyan output. Iraq reaffirmed its support for the OPEC+ oil-production cuts and won’t be seeking any exemption from the curbs next year, Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar said.Meanwhile, Norway’s largest oil field will pump at pre-Covid levels after receiving the government’s permission last month.“The Libyan cease-fire and renewed output couldn’t have been more ill-timed,” Kilduff said. “The market can’t absorb these barrels.”The futures curve is also showing signs of weakness. WTI’s front-month contract is poised to close at the deepest discount to its second-month since early September.The mixed signs on demand are also evident in France where a renewed lockdown is taking effect. Though use of motorways was down last week, data from TomTom NV show that traffic in Paris surged on Thursday night as people tried to leave the city.However, despite the pockets of strength in demand, the overall outlook continues to be weak. BP Plc will cease fuel production at its Kwinana refinery in Australia, which can process 146,000 barrels a day. It follows the idling of a plant by PBF Energy Inc. in the U.S. earlier in the week.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.