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is deep into its most crucial week since the last one.
On Thursday, Theresa May travels to Brussels to meet with the remaining 27 EU leaders, where she is expected to request an extension to Article 50, the legal
process by which Britain is leaving the EU. If the EU27 agree, as they probably will, Brexit will be delayed beyond the current deadline of March 29. Lea
ving aside the gravity of this epic failure of British Brexit policy, the key question is how long will the delay last?
There are two likely options. The first is a short delay, which Downing Street said on Wedne
sday it would request. This would give the UK government a little more time to get its Withdrawal Agr
eement through Parliament, perhaps sweetened with some changes to the accompanying political declaration.
Or, the EU could offer May a much longer extension, possibly lasting years, to give to the UK more breathing space in which to u
ntangle its Brexit mess. The EU says it would only grant a longer delay if there was a good reason for doing so.
birth in office, and then by taking her three-month old daughter Neve to the United Nations, where Ardern was pho
tographed playing with the baby alongside partner Clarke Gayford. Neve looked on as her mother addressed the assem
bly while Gayford, whom the couple say is the main caregiver for their daughter, held the baby.
Speaking to CNN after her address, Ardern said she wanted to “normalize” the ide
a of being a working mother, and described New Zealand as “incredibly progressive.”
Since coming to power, Ardern has presented an image in stark contrast to leaders of many large Western nations. As co
untries, including the United States, have attempted to keep migrants out, Ardern has actively sought to bring them in.
She’s made multiple offers to take in refugees languishing on Manus Island and Nauru,
the products of a Australia’s strict immigration policy. The offer has been repeatedly refused.、
our exhibitions,” he said.
The CCTV cameras also are used to safeguard the museum’s precious relics. More than 1.86 milli
on of them are housed at the museum, which logged 17.5 million visits from the public in 2018, topping all museums worldwide.
“How can we make sure no single visitor who might have evil ideas threatens these treasures?” Shan sa
id. “After adopting the internet of things, we can instantly detect any motion involving the artifacts to prevent such threats.”
Such a networked system also will be used to facilitate management of inventory and closely supervise transportation and exhibition of cultural relics.
New technologies can assist the museum staff in other ways, too, said Wang Tao, a member of Huawei’s board of directors.
The company will use algorithms to more efficiently draft tailored plans for restorin
g cultural relics after information on similar pieces and files on each collection are included in a database.
“We can thus combine old craftsmen’s experience and artificial intelligence,” Wang said.
The 5G network also will be used to improve remote consultation through webcams, which will facilitate conver
sations with overseas scholars to jointly find the best answers for restoration and preservation issues, he said.
Mengniu Dairy Co Ltd, China’s major dairy maker based in Inner Mo
ngolia, said high-end dairy products tailored to local preferences will be a leading future tren
d in China’s dairy industry, to meet the increasingly diversified demand from quality-conscious consumers.
The dairy maker said it has witnessed remarkable growth in sales of its yogurt, low-temperature milk and cheese produ
cts in the past few years. Products with high added value in terms of flavor, nutrition, packaging and convenience are fav
ored by Chinese consumers, spurred by growing incomes and purchasing power, the company found.
For example, the popularity of Tetra Pak’s eight-sided packaging, which is easy to hold, and boxed dairy products that c
an be consumed directly from the pack, show the demand for more convenient products from consumers.