Tag: Success

House Democrats quietly push for Shalanda Young to replace Neera Tanden as Biden’s OMB choice

House Democratic leaders are quietly mounting a campaign for Shalanda Young, a longtime congressional aide, to replace Neera Tanden as nominee for director of the Office of Management and Budget, people familiar with the matter tell Axios. Why it matters:…

/ February 23, 2021
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Novak Djokovic Wins Ninth Australian Open Title

MELBOURNE - In the climax of a tournament overshadowed by COVID-19 pandemic uncertainty, Novak Djokovic remained an unbreakable force as he thrashed Daniil Medvedev to claim a record-extending ninth Australian Open title on Sunday. The world number one’s 7-5 6-2 6-2…

/ February 21, 2021
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‘I Set the Standard for Myself’: How Jiab Prachakul Went From Self-Taught Painter to Sought-After Star—All Before Her First Solo Show

After working as a portrait painter for 14 years, the 41-year-old Thai-born, Lyon-based artist Jiab Prachakul is finally having her first solo show. The exhibition at San Francisco’s Friends Indeed Gallery, aptly titled “14 Years,” comes at a moment of snowballing success for the artist, who…

/ February 19, 2021
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The rise and rise of Aldi: two decades that changed supermarket shopping in Australia

Twenty years ago, on January 25 2001, a virtually unknown German supermarket chain quietly opened its first stores in Australia. The two stores – one in Sydney’s inner-west suburb of Marrickville, the other in the outer south-west, near Bankstown Airport…

/ January 21, 2021
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The economy can’t guarantee a job. It can guarantee a liveable income for other work

When the coronavirus pandemic hit Australia in March 2020, the Morrison government took bold and imaginative action. The most notable examples were its income support programs – JobKeeper, paying a A$750 weekly subsidy to employers to keep workers on the…

/ January 18, 2021
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I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here Australia: Who Is Alli Simpson

On Tuesday afternoon Alli Simpson confirmed she’s the newest star to enter the ‘I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!’ jungle, teasing viewers they will watch her “fall apart on national tele & get to know me reaaaaal well”. …

/ January 12, 2021
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More Republicans denounce colleagues’ plans to challenge election results

Over a dozen Republicans across the House and Senate over the weekend attacked plans by their own colleagues to object to certifying 2020 election results, calling the effort ineffective, dangerous or lacking in evidence. Why it matters: Although nearly all…

/ January 3, 2021
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12 Funny Celebrity Zoom Moments We Couldn’t Have Anticipated 12 Months Ago

Zoom has become a hotly contested part of our lives this year: love it or hate it, we’ve all had to log on to a video call at one point or another.For some of us, it’s caused burnout, and there’s…

/ December 31, 2020
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The challenge of 2021: Vaccinating the world

Vaccinating the world will be perhaps the single greatest global challenge of 2021, and that process is now beginning in earnest.The big picture: If you're reading this in Europe, the U.S. or one of several other wealthy countries, you will…

/ December 26, 2020
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A New Book Makes the Case That Fantasy Art Is America’s Least Understood Fine-Art Form—See the Wild Images Here

Dragons, sexy maidens, and epic sword fights are getting the fine-art treatment in Masterpieces of Fantasy Art, Taschen’s new 532-page illustrated tome celebrating the genre. Lest you think fantasy art is nothing more than a lightweight endeavor, the massive volume…

/ December 23, 2020
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Indonesia’s Peats Restoration Agency gets an extension despite falling to hit its target: what are the hurdles and next strategies?

Despite falling short of its target, Indonesia’s Peatland Restoration Agency is likely to continue its work to rehabilitate the country’s peatland as part of the government’s attempts to meet its emission commitments. Indonesian Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya…

/ December 18, 2020
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Vital Signs: 4 things Australia’s COVID response got right

2020 began simply, if dramatically enough in some sense. We spent the first months preoccupied with bushfires that blackened both our natural environment and our international reputation for taking climate change seriously. Who would have thought that would have been…

/ December 17, 2020
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Putin breaks his U.S. election silence to congratulate Biden on win

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a message of congratulations to President-elect Biden, the Kremlin announced Tuesday.Why it matters: Putin was one of the few world leaders to refrain from congratulating Biden for his election win. But after the Electoral…

/ December 15, 2020