Oscars 2021 postponed by two months for COVID-19

Oscars 2021 postponed by two months for COVID-19
An Oscar statue is seen out of Dolby Theater during the preparations for the 92nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, the United States, on Feb. 8, 2020. (Xinhua/Li Rui) Special: Battle Against Novel Coronavirus The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday that the 93rd Oscars ceremony, scheduled to be held on Feb. 28 in 2021, will move to April 25 “as a result of the global pandemic caused by COVID-19.””For over a century, movies have played an important role in comforting, inspiring, and entertaining us during the darkest of times. They certainly have this year. Our hope, in extending the eligibility period and our Awards date, is to provide the flexibility filmmakers need to finish and release their films without being penalized for something beyond anyone’s control,” Academy president David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson said in a joint statement.The neat year’s Oscars Award Show will continue to air live by ABC channel as planned, the statement said, noting that all of the Academy’s standard annual awards schedule, from preliminary voting to the opening of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, will be changed to coincide with the Oscars.The organization recently extended release date eligibility rules in response to the mass closures of movie cinemas for the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19 pandemic, that has prevented many films from being shown in theaters.A feature film now has a qualifying release date between Jan. 1, 2020, and Feb. 28, 2021 and all movies will no longer be required to have a seven-day theatrical run in Los Angeles County.The submission deadline for specialty categories, including animated feature film, documentary feature, documentary short subject, international feature film, animated short film and live action short film, is Dec. 1 of 2020.The submission deadline for general entry categories, including best picture, original score and original song, is Jan. 15, next year.”We find ourselves in uncharted territory this year and will continue to work with our partners at the Academy to ensure next year’s show is a safe and celebratory event,” said Karey Burke, president of ABC Entertainment.”The intent going forward is to ultimately return to awarding excellence for films released in the January-December calendar year. Future eligibility windows and the Oscar show date for 2022 will be announced at a later date,” the Monday statement read.This is the fourth time for the postponement of the Oscars. They were first delayed in 1938 after massive flooding in Los Angeles. In 1968, they were put on hold after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and again in 1981 following an assassination attempt on then President Ronald Reagan.

Over 100 economists urge U.S. Congress to pass another multifaceted COVID-19 relief bill_1

Over 100 economists urge U.S. Congress to pass another multifaceted COVID-19 relief bill
More than 100 economists on Tuesday urged U.S. Congress to immediately pass a “multifaceted relief bill of a magnitude commensurate with the challenges our economy faces” as the COVID-19 fallout continues to ripple through the country.”The novel coronavirus outbreak has unleashed a recession that is unprecedented in the speed and severity of its decline. Since February, 1 in 5 workers has applied for unemployment benefits,” the economists said in a statement to congressional leaders released by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.”These parallel health and economic crises are especially damaging to many communities of color in the United States. Black, Latinx and Native American families are bearing a greater share of COVID-19 deaths and also face higher rates of unemployment than their White counterparts,” the statement said.While policymakers in Congress and the Federal Reserve responded to this crisis with unprecedented levels of economic support for those affected, more needs to be done, noted the economists, led by former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, Washington Center for Equitable Growth CEO Heather Boushey and Cecilia Rouse, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.”If Congress fails to act, state and local governments face potentially disastrous budget shortfalls, and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates the unemployment rate will likely be more than 11 percent at the end of the year,” they warned, adding “insufficiently bold congressional policy responses to the Great Recession” unnecessarily prolonged suffering and stunted economic growth.The economists urged Congress to pass another COVID-19 relief bill by this summer, which should at least provide “continued support for the unemployed, new assistance to states and localities, investments in programs that preserve the employer-employee relationship, and additional aid to stabilize aggregate demand.””We all agree that an adequate response must be large, commensurate with the nearly 16 trillion dollar nominal output gap our economy faces over the next decade, according to CBO estimates,” said the economists.The statement is endorsed by more than 100 scholars, including two former chairs of the Federal Reserve, three former chairs of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and two Nobel laureates, among others.The U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) confirmed last week that the U.S. economy officially entered a recession in February, ending the longest expansion in U.S. history.”The unprecedented magnitude of the decline in employment and production, and its broad reach across the entire economy, warrants the designation of this episode as a recession, even if it turns out to be briefer than earlier contractions,” said the NBER, an association of the nation’s top economic researchers.The U.S. economy contracted at an annual rate of 5 percent in the first quarter this year, according to the Commerce Department. That figure, however, still does not fully capture COVID-19’s economic damage, and many analysts believe that the decline in the second quarter is expected to be much deeper.

今日财经数据前瞻:美国发布5月新屋开工年化月率和营建许可月率 _ 东方财富网

今日财经数据前瞻:美国发布5月新屋开工年化月率和营建许可月率 _ 东方财富网
原标题:今天财经数据前瞻:美国发布5月新屋开工年化月率和营建答应月率   今天重视美国5月新屋开工年化月率、营建答应月率。   数据方面,美国到6月12日当周API原油库存改变,库存的数目影响了可以对通货膨胀和其他经济影响力形成影响的制品油的价格。而原油和制品油价格都会对美国这个该产品的严重消费国经济发生重要影响。   欧元区5月未季调CPI年率终值,顾客物价是全体通胀的最主要部分。通胀对钱银估值很重要,因上升的物价将令央行为操控通胀方针而上调利率。   美国5月新屋开工年化月率,为经济健康与否的抢先目标,因其有广泛的影响。例如,为修建工人及检查人员供给工作岗位,而且修建商供给不同的修建服务   美国5月营建答应月率,营建答应是一项抢先目标,预示未来房地产修建行业的运转方向。若营建答应添加,预示未来房产商场活泼,对美元有利。   美国到6月12日当周EIA原油库存改变,库存的增减,会影响到原油价格,进而对加元发生影响,因加拿大原油出口占经济比严重。影响大于美国石油学会(API)的每周原油库存改变。

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美股又嗨了!特朗普:将推万亿美元新刺激!美联储也助攻 _ 东方财富网

美股又嗨了!特朗普:将推万亿美元新刺激!美联储也助攻 _ 东方财富网
原标题:美股又嗨了!特朗普:“股票商场的大日子!”将推万亿美元新影响 美联储也助攻   到周二收盘,道琼斯指数上涨526.82点,涨幅2.04%,报26289.98点;纳斯达克指数上涨169.85点,涨幅1.75%,报9895.87点;标普500指数上涨58.15点,涨幅1.90%,报3124.74点。  将从经济复苏中获益的公司股票领涨。美国联合航空、达美航空和美国航空均上涨至少2%。挪威邮轮公司,嘉年华公司和皇家加勒比公司各上涨2%以上。  中概股方面,拼多多、哔哩哔哩、京东等多家科技股收盘创下前史新高。而爱奇艺收盘大幅上涨25.85%,股价挨近2月份股灾前的高点。虽然商场传出腾讯将收买爱奇艺大股东百度持有的股份,但到收盘,各方仍未就收买事宜发布正式布告。  而电商网站拼多多盘中市值一度超越1000亿美元。即将到来的年中促销“618”或许会进一步影响拼多多的各项运营数据。  特朗普考虑推万亿美元影响方案  美国政府陈述称5月份零售额环比添加了创纪录的17.7%,而道琼斯(Dow Jones)接受查询的经济学家预期将添加7.7%。美国总统特朗普在交际媒体上对零售数据向好标明达观,并弥补说“看起来像是股票商场的大日子,还有作业!”虽然当天并没有发布最新的作业数据。  此外,彭博新闻社征引知情人士的话报导,美国总统特朗普也正在起草一项价值1万亿美元的基础设备提案。该报导称,白宫正在预备的开端版别将把大部分资金用于路途和桥梁等传统基础设备项目,但也有恰当部分资金将预留给5G无线基础设备和乡村宽带。  鲍威尔:央即将依据商场情况调整公司债券购买量  美国东部时刻周二,美联储主席鲍威尔向国会银行、住宅和城市事务委员做了上半年的货币方针陈述,并随后答复了议员的问题。鲍威尔称,美国经济复苏的时刻和强度存在很大不确定性,重申利率将保持在零邻近,直至经济重回正轨。  不过,在美联储主席鲍威尔标明央即将依据商场情况调整公司债券购买量之后,股市一度从高位回落,涨幅被抹平。分析师以为这项谈论或许令交易员感到绝望,他们期望美联储在金融商场情况改进的情况下坚持脚步。鲍威尔说:“假如商场功用持续改进,那么咱们很愿意怠慢乃至中止购买(国债和其他财物)。不然,咱们将会添加。”鲍威尔还着重“我不以为咱们想像大象相同奔走于债券商场……假如经济形势转坏,咱们期望在那里。”  以下是作者编译的美联储主席鲍威尔在美国议会半年度货币方针陈述:  跟着大盛行在美国和世界各地形成巨大的困难,咱们的国家持续面对困难和应战的时期。冠状病毒的迸发首先是公共卫生危机。最重要的回应来自咱们的医护人员。我谨代表美联储对这些敬业贡献的人们标明诚挚的谢意,他们日复一日地冒着为他人和国家服务的危险。  当时的经济形势和展望  从3月中旬开端,因为新冠疫情的迸发以及为操控其传达而采纳的办法,经济活动以史无前例的速度下降。即便5月份作业陈述出人意料的活跃,但自2月份以来,整个国家现已净丢失了近2000万个作业岗位,赋闲率上升了约10个百分点,至13.3%。本季度实践国内生产总值(GDP)的下降或许是有史以来最严峻的。经济下滑,但并非一切人都感同身受。那些最不能接受经济低迷的人遭到的影响最大。正如6月份的货币方针陈述所述,迄今为止,低收入家庭的作业率下降起伏最大,而非裔美国人、西班牙裔美国人和妇女的赋闲率则高于其他集体。假如不加以遏止和改变,这种低迷或许会进一步扩展经济福祉方面的距离,而这个距离因为长时刻的经济扩张此前现已缩小了许多。  最近,一些方针标明经济活动趋于安稳,并且在某些区域呈现了适度的反弹。跟着活动性和商业约束的放松,以及联邦告贷和支撑的扩展,一些职业开端从头敞开,而影响性查看和赋闲救助金则在支撑家庭的收入和开销。成果,五月份的作业人数上升了。即便这样,产值和作业水平依然远远低于病毒大盛行前水平,并且复苏的机遇和强度依然存在很大的不确定性。这种经济上的不确定性大部分来自于疾病传达途径的不确定性以及遏止疾病办法的作用。除非大众坚信该疾病已得到操控,不然不或许彻底康复。  此外,经济衰退持续的时刻越长,永久性赋闲和企业倒闭对经济发生长时刻危害的或许性就越大。长时刻的赋闲会腐蚀工人的技术并危害他们未来的作业远景。持续的赋闲也或许抵消许多处于晦气位置的美国人在长时刻扩张中所获得的成果,这一点在咱们的《美联储听证会》事情中得到了描绘。正如货币方针陈述中所评论的那样,这种大盛行给小企业带来了巨大的危险。假如中小型企业因为经济复苏太慢而无力偿债,那么咱们丢失的不只是该企业。这些事务是咱们经济的心脏,一般表现了几代人的作业。  因为需求疲弱以及某些产品和服务(例如服装、汽油、航空游览和酒店)的价格大幅跌落,近几个月的消费物价指数下降显着。可是,长时刻通胀预期方针一向恰当安稳。跟着产出趋于安稳,经济复苏持续向好,通货膨胀应趋于安稳。然后跟着时刻的推移逐步上升,更挨近咱们对称的2%方针。虽然如此,通货膨胀仍或许会在一段时刻内低于咱们的方针。  货币方针和美联储采纳举动以支撑信贷活动  美联储对这一非常时期的反响以咱们为美国人民促进最大作业和安稳价格的任务以及咱们为促进金融体系安稳负有的职责为辅导。咱们致力于在这一充溢应战的时期内运用各种东西来支撑经济开展。  3月份,咱们迅速将方针利率下降至挨近零,以反映出新冠疫情对经济活动、作业和通货膨胀的影响,以及对远景的更大危险。咱们期望将利率保持在这个水平上,直到咱们有决心经济现已度过了最近的事情并且有望完成咱们的最大作业和价格安稳的方针。  咱们也一向在采纳广泛而有力的举动来支撑信贷在经济中的活动。自3月以来,咱们一向在购买很多的国债和典当告贷支撑证券,以支撑这些商场的平稳作业,这关于经济中的信贷活动至关重要。如《六月货币方针陈述》所述,这些购买有助于康复有序的商场情况,并促进了更为宽松的活动性。自三月份以来,跟着商场功用的改进,咱们逐步下降了购买速度。为了保持平稳的商场运作,然后促进货币方针有效地传递到更广泛的金融环境,咱们将至少在现在的速度下,在未来几个月内添加对美国国债和典当告贷支撑证券的持有量。咱们将亲近重视事态开展,并预备恰当调整方案以支撑咱们的方针。  为了使金融体系安稳并支撑信贷向家庭、企业以及州和当地政府的活动,美联储在财政部长的同意下依据《联邦储藏法案》第13(3)条树立了11个信贷和活动性设备。6月的《货币方针陈述》供给了有关这些便当的详细信息,分为两类:安稳短期融资商场以及为整个经济中的信贷供给更直接的支撑。  为了协助安稳短期融资商场,美联储设立了商业收据融资设备和货币商场活动性融资设备,以阻挠货币商场资金的快速流出。美联储还树立了一级交易商信贷机制,向短期交易商场中作为要害中介机构的一级交易商供给杰出典当品的告贷。  为了更直接地支撑向家庭、企业以及州和当地政府的信贷活动,美联储动用了更多的方针手法。如为了支撑小型企业,咱们树立了“薪资维护方案”活动性基金,以增强《冠状病毒协助、救助和经济安全法》(CARES法案)的薪资维护方案的有效性。咱们正在发动的“主街告贷方案”支撑向中小企业供给的告贷。定时财物支撑证券告贷设备支撑向企业和顾客的告贷。为了支撑出资级企业的作业和开销,咱们推出了两个公司信贷东西。为了协助美国各州和当地政府应对现金流压力并为社区服务,咱们推出了区域活动性东西。  美联储依据《联邦储藏法案》第13(3)权限而推出的以上办法是适宜的。当这场危机曩昔后,这些办法也将逐步退出。6月的货币方针陈述检查了这些办法对美联储财物负债表的影响。  以上提及的办法都得到了《CARES法案》的支撑。咱们将每月发表每个办法的参加者的名字和详细信息;告贷金额和收取的利率;以及每个办法的总成本、收入和费用。咱们承担起对美国人民尽或许通明的职责,并且咱们意识到,当咱们被要求运用咱们的紧迫权利时,对通明的需求越来越高。  咱们认识到,咱们的举动仅仅公共部门回应的一部分。国会经过《CARES法案》关于使美联储和财政部能够树立许多告贷方案至关重要。《 CARES法案》和其他法规为人们,企业和社区供给直接协助。这种直接支撑不只能够在有需求的时分为家庭和企业供给协助,并且能够削减对咱们经济的长时刻危害,能够发挥要害作用。  最终,我想说的是,佛洛依德的悲惨剧再次使这个国家的种族不公正成为人们重视的焦点。美联储为整个国家服务。咱们在美国许多社区中运作,并且是该社区的一部分。美国人在种族相等问题上进行奋斗并表达自己。我在整个美联储体系中为搭档讲话时,我说,在美联储中没有种族主义的当地,在咱们的社会中也没有种族主义的当地。每个人都应有时机充沛参加咱们的社会和经济。  咱们知道,美联储的作业触及全国各地的社区,家庭和企业。咱们所做的一切都是为咱们的公共任务服务。咱们致力于运用咱们一切的东西来支撑经济并协助保证在这一困难时期内的复苏将尽或许微弱。(文章来历:证券时报网)

Law expert’s civil code dream is coming true

Law expert’s civil code dream is coming true
The adoption of China’s first Civil Code stirs emotions of pride and excitement for Jin Ping, who has spent his most passionate years preparing for the long-anticipated law.The 98-year-old law professor at Southwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing worked on the expert groups who attempted to draft a civil code several times over the past 60 years.”The civil code has been my obsession my whole life,” Jin said.On May 22, Chinese lawmakers started deliberating on the draft of the Civil Code at the annual session of the 13th National People’s Congress, the country’s top legislature. The NPC adopted the draft on May 28, and the Civil Code will take effect at the start of next year.Jin has studied civil law for nearly his entire life. Though he did not participate in the preparation of the most recent draft, many of his students did.The Civil Code has six parts-real rights, contracts, personality rights, marriage and family, inheritance, and tort liabilities, in addition to general and supplementary provisions.As lawmakers deliberated on the code in Beijing, Jin pored over the pages of the draft at his home in Chongqing. “Many of my students are continuing the job that I didn’t finish. This is especially comforting to me,” he said. “I feel like I am still working for its adoption.”The legislation is expected to further refine China’s basic legal system and rules of conduct in the civil and commercial fields. A major innovation of China’s Civil Code, jurists say, is embodied in the personality rights section, which includes provisions on a person’s rights to life, body, health, name, portrait, reputation and privacy, among others.China’s four earlier attempts to draft a civil code, dating back to the 1950s, did not succeed for various reasons. Jin is the last expert alive who participated in the first three attempts to draft the code.”It was a blessing for me to be able to see the deliberation of the civil code and its adoption,” he said. “This has been the pursuit of generations of civil lawmakers.”Born in 1922 in Anhui province, Jin lived through the revolutionary period. In 1945, as schools reopened after China won the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, Jin studied law at university.Nine years later, he became a law teacher. During that same year, the first session of the 1st National People’s Congress was convened and the People’s Republic of China’s first Constitution was enacted. Jin was chosen to be one of the law experts working on drafting the civil code.”I didn’t know why a young teacher like me was chosen. But over the years I’ve come to realize that the Chinese leaders were aware that lawmaking was not easy,” Jin said. “They were making plans and preparations in advance to train talent for future legislative needs.”Teachers from law schools, judges and researchers joined the draft work. We did a lot of field work. For example, we went to many cities to conduct surveys for drafting the inheritance law.”The newly adopted Civil Code has systematically integrated existing civil laws and regulations, modifying them to adapt to new realities.”When my students called me, telling me that the draft civil code would be deliberated, I was overjoyed. But I also told them that they still have a bigger mission,” Jin said. “The deliberation marks a good beginning, but laws need to be improved and updated, and the Civil Code should be able to better serve the people.”It’s no easy task to formulate a good law, and it’s even more important to make it understood by the public and be enforced effectively. The practice of the rule of law shall never stop.”