While rallies had been Trump trademark prior to the public health crisis, his reelection team has embraced virtual events and believes they provide a major advantage over his Democratic rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, on the “digital campaign trail.”Caution on China from EU, West underbelly /react text >The European Union cautious response to China clampdown on Hong Kong on Friday will not much trouble Beijing and underscores Brussels dilemma when dealing with the increasingly confident great power. After a video conference with 27 foreign ministers, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell expressed “grave concern” but he could threaten no sanctions and said planning for an EU China summit would continue. The median forecast from a poll of economists put annual economic growth at 2.1% in the March quarter, lower than 4.7% in the December quarter.
The real question Downing Street should worry about is this: what can they realistically move on to? After all, it is not as if they can start announcing a raft of feel good policies to unite Britain. The chances are we are heading into a serious recession and potentially a second wave of the Coronavirus in the autumn. Their massive primary short term political challenge is showing they have the right priorities and the skills to weather the coming storms..
2418KbAbstractIn principle, holography provides a well defined non perturbative formulation of quantum gravity, but to really use it to address questions about the nature of spacetime, we need to understand the emergence of the bulk spacetime from the dual field theory description. A number of field theory properties are believed to be dual to aspects of the geometry, ranging from simple two point correlation functions, known to be approximately dual to the length of geodesics, to the quantum complexity, which is conjectured to be dual to either the size of a maximal volume slice of the bulk, or to the action of a patch of the bulk spacetime. In this thesis, we use the duality between correlation functions and geodesics (and to a lesser extent, that between entanglement entropy and bulk surfaces proposed by Ryu and Takayanagi) to extend a holographic analysis of quantum chaos initiated by Shenker and Stanford.
You know what they say, imitates life, life imitates art. (Next on the Echo Films lineup is a romantic comedy about artificial insemination, the aptly if horribly named “The Baster.”) In interviews, Aniston is constantly invoking this art life thread. The formula, such as it is, appears to be working for her: In Forbes annual list of actresses, Aniston came in second, having earned $25 million between June 2008 and June 2009.