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February 21 coronavirus news

Another 48 cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed in South Korea.
Tags: Asia, News

South Korea infections surge past 340

Cases in the Asian country have surged past 340 after more than 140 new infections were reported on Saturday. Around half of the total cases are associated with a religious group in the south of the country.
Tags: Asia, South Korea, News

Novel coronavirus deaths top 2,200 as number of new cases in China rises again

Hopes for a slowdown in the spread of the novel coronavirus were dashed Friday as the number of new cases rose in China, and outbreaks worsened in Japan and South Korea.
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, China

Korea’s Redrover Seeks Berlin Comeback With ‘Nut Job 3’

There’s more to Korean entertainment than “Parasite,” BTS and “Gangnam Style.” Notably, an animation sector that is responsible for keeping the long-running U.S. hit “The Simpsons” tooned up, but rarely gets the credit. Independent production company Redrover is in Berlin on a mission to re-establish itself as a leading player in the cartoon industry, where […]
Tags: Asia, News, Berlin, Global, Markets & Festivals, Korea, Berlin Film Festival, Suning, The Nut Job, The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, Redrover

Japan Box Office Sets Records as Streaming Services Make Inroads

For the better part of a decade, observers of Japan’s conservative film industry have predicted that its repeatedly utilized formula would begin to fail. That is to say, audiences would tire of the continued churn of films adapted from legacy content, such as manga and television programs. It hasn’t happened. Not only that, one could […]
Tags: Asia, Japan, Toho, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Kyoto Animation, Yusuke Okada, Weathering With You, Berlinale 2020, Japan Box Office Sets Records

Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s ‘Wife of a Spy’ Picked up by Nikkatsu (EXCLUSIVE)

Kiyoshi Kurosawa, the Japanese director of “Cure,” “Pulse” and “Bright Future,” is now in post-production on period suspense romance “Wife of a Spy.” The film is being pitched at the European Film Market by sales and production firm Nikkatsu. The film reteams “Romance Doll” stars Yu Aoi (“Hula Girls,” “Hana and Alice”) and Issey Takahashi […]
Tags: Asia, Berlin Film Festival, Alice, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Nikkatsu, Yu Aoi, Wife of a Spy, Issey Takahashi

Spotlight, Vertical Pick up Dee McLachlan’s ‘Soldier Protocol’

Australian action thriller “2099: The Soldier Protocol,” starring David Arquette, has been picked up for international sales by Los Angeles-based Spotlight Pictures. Directed by transgender woman Dee McLachlan (“The Jammed”) it will be launched for buyers at the European Film Market. Boosting the film’s sales potential is an agreement with Vertical Entertainment to release it […]
Tags: Asia, News, Australia, Global, Los Angeles, Markets & Festivals, Berlin Film Festival, David Arquette, Vertical Entertainment, 2099: The Soldier Protocol, Dee McLachlan

This sustainable crib was made without using a single drop of fossil fuel

The challenge with designing the Fossil Free Crib wasn’t so much in the design, but was in researching the materials the crib would require. Almost every material available to designers today involves a fraction of fossil fuel… whether it’s crude oil used to make plastic or something as basic as the gasoline used in chainsaws that cut down trees. Ultimately, materials are transported from source to factory to consumer using petrol. Designing a crib is easy… designing a crib without using a sin...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Design, Sweden, Furniture, Product Design, CNC, Texel, Babies/Childcare/Toys, FROLIC Studio, Baby Crib, Fossil Free Crib, Vattenfall the Fossil Free Crib

A reborn Persian Empire captured Rome’s lands—and its emperor

Inspired by their powerful ancestors, the Sassanian dynasty restored Persia to imperial glory, ruling lands that stretched from Turkey to Pakistan. By Miguel Ángel Andrés-Toledo | National Geographic Alexander the Great conquered Persia in 331 B.C. and ended the Achaemenid Empire founded by Cyrus the Great. For the next five centuries, the Iranian plateau became ruled by other empires, until a new Persian dynasty took power. Fiercely proud of their roots, these new kings—the Sassanians—restor...
Tags: Silk Road, Asia, Europe, Life, China, India, Church, Jerusalem, Turkey, Iran, Syria, History, Rome, Egypt, Heritage, Pakistan

Gospel for Asia Offers Secret Meeting to Selected Donors

Gospel for Asia is apparently going to expand operations. In a solicitation to selected donors, GFA is offering to bring them in to hear about (and no doubt financially support) some new work. Here it is: GFA is marketing into a storm of bad publicity including a recent CBC radio documentary which raises the issue of $94-million listed in Canada as having gone to India but without any record of it showing up in India. The secrecy is par for GFA’s course. They have not issued an audited financia...
Tags: Health, Asia, India, Canada, Infertility, Cbc, GFA, Johnnie Moore, Francis Chan, KP Yohannan, Believers Church, Gospel for Asia, K.P. Yohannan, Angela MacIvor

Verizon just became the third major sponsor to pull out of one of the biggest cybersecurity events of the year over coronavirus fears (VZ, T, IBM)

Verizon has become the third major company to pull out of the RSA Conference, one of the biggest cybersecurity events of the year, over coronavirus concerns. AT&T left the trade show on Thursday and IBM pulled out last Friday – 14 sponsors and exhibitors have now withdrawn. The Mayor of San Francisco – which has no confirmed cases – issued a statement urging conference-goers to "set an example to prevent fear, rumors, and misinformation." Telecom giants' pullout of cybersecurity trade show fol...
Tags: Verizon, Facebook, Asia, London, Congress, California, China, Singapore, US, San Francisco, Trends, Barcelona, Canada, United States, Ibm, Rsa

Mid-Level Tax Associate Attorney in Chicago [Sponsored]

Do you have at least three years federal income tax experience in a transaction based practice? Look no further.
Tags: Asia, Law, Chicago, Sponsored Content, Job Posting, Kinney Recruiting, Asia Chronicles

Flight Centre drops cheap fares to Europe, North America as sales to China fall

Flight Centre says its sales to Asia are down 5 per cent following the coronavirus outbreak, with its travel suppliers offering special sale airfares to other parts of the world.The travel agent said its airfares to China were down... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Asia, Business, China, Europe North America

Coronavirus: Flight Centre offers cheap fares to Europe, North America as sales to China fall

Flight Centre says its sales to Asia are down 5 per cent following the coronavirus outbreak, with its travel suppliers offering special sale airfares to other parts of the world.The travel agent said its airfares to China were down... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Asia, Business, China, Europe North America

Spectacular luxury villas in Thailand’s most unconventional locations

The islands of Phuket and Koh Samui possess a uniquely extraordinary landscape. Its coastline is a mosaic work of multiple characters: from towering rock cliffs to dramatic hill slopes, from immaculate stretches of white sand to beaches dotted by house-size boulders half-buried in the sand. And following all these, a tropical woodland covers the shoreline […] The post Spectacular luxury villas in Thailand’s most unconventional locations appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Thailand, Accommodation, Vacation Rentals, Regions, Phuket, Koh Samui

Peninsula: Well Go USA Acquires U.S. Rights to Train to Busan Sequel

Peninsula: Well Go USA acquires U.S. rights to Train to Busan sequel According to The Hollywood Reporter, Well Go USA has successfully acquired the North American theatrical distribution rights to director Yeon Sang-Ho’s highly-anticipated South Korean zombie thriller sequel Peninsula, a follow-up to 2016’s hit Train to Busan. Set to debut in South Korea this coming summer, the film’s distribution rights was also sold by Contents Panda to other 14 countries including the U.K. (Studiocanal), ...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Usa, Movies, Horror, France, Busan, Peninsula, ComingSoon, Movie News, Gong Yoo, Contents Panda, Well Go Usa, Yeon Sang ho, Train to Busan, Kim Su

Coronavirus: Two-thirds of China flights cancelled due to virus fears

Airlines across Asia are being badly hit – but recovery could be swift [Author: Simon Calder]
Tags: Asia, China, Simon Calder

Wunderman Thompson's chairman is stepping down in a sign of further consolidation at ad agency giant WPP. Read WPP CEO Mark Read's memo on the move.

Tamara Ingram, global chairman of the Wunderman Thompson ad agency network and one of the first female CEOs in advertising, is stepping down. Insiders saw the news as a sign of ongoing consolidation at the network's parent, ad holding company giant WPP, and the decline of JWT, the world's oldest ad agency. WPP CEO Mark Read was set to announce the news in a memo to leadership February 21. Wunderman merged with J. Walter Thompson a year ago. Ingram first joined WPP 16 years ago and had led the ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, London, Trends, Middle East, North America, Save The Children, Mel, WPP, Gillette, Grey, Tam, Martin Sorrell, McCann, Procter Gamble

100% Unfair! adidas Reboots its Most Famous Football Rranchise

To mark the launch of Predator Mutator, adidas has created a campaign to celebrate the ‘unfair advantage’ that the new Predator 20 Mutator will give players with its new DEMONSKIN innovation, an all-new technology, developed to enhance grip on the ball and maximise control. The film features appearances from a host of Predator players –including Paul Pogba, Marc-André ter Stegen, Dele Alli, Becky Sauerbrunn and even David Beckham.Since its inception, the design of Predator has been informed by n...
Tags: Asia, Featured, Advertising, US, Adidas, Amsterdam, David Beckham, UK Europe, Sports Ads, TBWA\Neboko, Tessa Wullaert, Gloria J, Paul Pogba Becky Sauerbrunn Marc André ter Stegen, Daniel Warwick Biscuit Filmworks

Asia gold: Chinese premiums slump to 3-1/2 year low as virus hits activity

Rising prices dented demand for physical gold in most Asian hubs this week, while the coronavirus outbreak dragged China's premiums to their lowest since July 2016.
Tags: Asia, Money, China, businessNews

Japan Readies Auto Industry for Coronavirus Complications

Yep, we’re still talking about the damned coronavirus. But how could we not, with the situation being obfuscated from all sides as the outbreak just seems to worsen? Both Japan and South Korea have reported their first deaths relating to the virus; meanwhile, the unsettling theory that 2019-nCoV was created in a Chinese laboratory has grown […] The post Japan Readies Auto Industry for Coronavirus Complications appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Japan, Government, China, Supply Chain, Production, Industry, Editorials, Autos, Automotive Industry, Suppliers, News Blog, Coronavirus, New Coronavirus Countermeasures Automobile Council

Virus cases balloon in South Korea as outbreak shifts, spreads

By HYUNG-JIN KIM and MATT SEDENSKY SEOUL, South Korea  — Schools were shuttered, churches told worshipers to stay away and some mass gatherings were banned as cases of a new virus swelled Friday in South Korea, the newest front in a widening global outbreak. The country said two people have died and 204 have been infected with the virus, quadruple the number of cases it had two days earlier, as a crisis centered in China has begun strongly reverberating elsewhere. The multiplying caseload in Sou...
Tags: Health, Asia, South Korea, Japan, News, China, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Soccer, World Health Organization, Seoul, Christ, Chung, Santa Clarita, Seoul South Korea

AI sent first coronavirus alert, but underestimated the danger

Research suggests that an AI beat humans to the punch in warning the world about the coronavirus. But it didn’t get all the credit, because it needed humans to recognize the danger. Earlier reports had suggested that a Canadian epidemiologist had raised the first warnings of the outbreak, using an algorithm called BlueDot that scanned news reports and airline ticketing to predict the spread of the disease. Associated Press reporters Christina Larson and Matt O’Brien were dubious about the claim,...
Tags: Startups, Asia, China, Artificial Intelligence, Associated Press, Neural, MATT O'BRIEN, CHRISTINA LARSON

PC shipments expected to drop this year because of coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus outbreak could result in at least a 3.3% drop — and as high as a 9% dip — in the volume of PCs that will ship globally this year, research firm Canalys reported Thursday evening in its revised projections to clients. PC shipments will be down between 10.1% to 20.6% in Q1 2020, the firm estimated. The impact will remain visible in Q2, when the shipments are expected to drop between 8.9% (best case scenario, per Canalys) and 23.4% (worst case scenario), it said. In the best case sc...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Asia, Hardware, Mexico, China, US, Tech, Foxconn, Wuhan, Cagr, India Vietnam, Canalys, Canalys China

Japanese Prime Minister Abe Under Increasing Fire for Handling of Coronavirus-Stricken Cruise

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has so far managed to keep the coronavirus outbreak from damaging his hard-won relationship with China. That’s getting even more difficult with each new case confirmed in Japan. Abe has taken a softer approach to China over the virus than the Trump administration, winning Tokyo praise in Beijing. That chimes with his efforts to nurse Japan’s relationship with its giant neighbor and biggest trading partner back to health since he took office in 2012 amid the worst c...
Tags: Asia, Twitter, Japan, News, Australia, China, Uncategorized, Taiwan, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Shinzo Abe, Tokyo, Xinjiang, Trump, Democratic Party, Yomiuri

South Korea coronavirus cases pass 150

South Korea reported a jump of 52 additional coronavirus cases, bringing the country's total to 156 -- many linked to a church in the city of Daegu.
Tags: Asia, South Korea, News

February 20 coronavirus news

At least 2,126 people are now dead from the novel coronavirus, with all but 11 of those deaths in mainland China.
Tags: Asia, News

Shanghai is China's economic juggernaut. Coronavirus has left it a city on edge

On a normal weekend, Shanghai's world-famous Nanjing Road is packed with shoppers and tourists, keen to indulge themselves in China's thriving financial hub.
Tags: Asia, News, China, Shanghai, Nanjing Road

‘Parasite’ Star Song Kang-ho To Lead Stellar Cast of ‘Emergency Declaration’ (EXCLUSIVE)

“Parasite” star Song Kang-ho will head the cast of airborne disaster action move “Emergency Declaration.” Jeon Do-yeon and Lee Byung-hun co-star, making “Declaration” one of the powerful casts ever assembled in a Korean movie. The film is in pre-production and aiming for an end-of-year release. Leading studio Showbox will begin pre-sales during this week’s European […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Production, Markets & Festivals, Berlin Film Festival, Lee Byung hun, Song Kang, Jeon Do-yeon, Song Kang-ho, Emergency Declaration

Singapore’s Rich Ho Hatches ‘Heavens’ Robot Franchise (EXCLUSIVE)

Singaporean composer Rich Ho Kok Tai makes his feature film directorial debut with “Heavens: The Boy and His Robot,” a sci-fi project about the relationship between a young pilot and his humanoid companion. Ho, who wrote, directed and produced, was previously a member of the 2008 edition of the Berlin Film Festival’s Talent Campus. Co-written […]
Tags: Asia, News, Singapore, Markets & Festivals, Berlin Film Festival, Arclight Films, Rich Ho Kok Tai