IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva Denies Allegations of Inflating China

WASHINGTON — Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, denied allegations that she had pressured staff to manipulate a report to appease China when she was a senior World Bank official and said she deeply values ​​integrity. Data and analysis by people familiar with the meeting. “I disagree with the implications of my …

Antony Hewish, Astronomer Honored for Discovery of Pulsars, Dies

Antony Hewish, a pioneer of radio astronomy, who discovered a surprising class of stars known as pulsars, for which he won the Nobel Prize, died Monday. He was 97 years old. His death announced by Cambridge University in England, where he taught for many years. The announcement did not say where he died. Pulsars, or …

Why Is Washington Worried About Stable Coins?

That makes them a kind of financial product where “macroeconomic disasters often occur,” said Morgan Ricks, a professor at Vanderbilt University’s School of Law and a former policy adviser in the Treasury Department. “The stakes are really high here.” Business and Economy Updated September 17, 2021 at 2:03 PM ET However, some, including George Selgin, …

A Spooky, Exciting Trip to the Toronto International Film Festival

“Do you want to move on to the orchestra?” whispered a voice from the darkness. I was there Toronto International Film Festival And I had just realized that I was the only festival-goer on the very large, very empty balcony. In normal years, the mainstay of a festival, this 2,000-seat theater is packed with attendees …

All the Ways to Dance Again on Stage and Beyond

LOCAL BUSINESS This Phoenix-based company of Navajo artists who performed in the NBA finals and on NBC’s “World of Dance” as part of President Biden’s inauguration brings Native American dance traditions into popular culture. At Joyce, Indigenous Enterprise will be performing “Indigenous Liberation,” a new work featuring songs, storytelling, and the powwow dances of various …

United Nations Warns of ‘Catastrophic Road’ with Current Climate

Even as all countries deliver on their emissions promises to address climate change, the global average temperature is poised to rise by 2.7 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, a level considered “catastrophic” in the United Nations climate report the agency released on Friday. This level of warming is likely to exacerbate the …

Tom Cruise Talks to SpaceX Inspiration4 Astronauts in Orbit

Maverick called space. The Inspiration4 team spoke to actor Tom Cruise: Maverick was the call sign for his fighter pilot character in the 1986 movie “Top Gun.” Like the Top Gun character, the four astronauts in Earth orbit have their own call signs. Billionaire Jared Isaacman, who took the post, flew warplanes and already had …

The Wrapped Arc de Triomphe is Christo’s Temporary Gift to Paris

PARIS — For almost 60 years the artist known as Christo dreamed of wrapping the Arc de Triomphe. As a young man fleeing communist Bulgaria, he would stare at the monument from his small penthouse apartment. A 1962 photomontage shows the 164-foot-tall arch roughly huddled together. Freedom overpowered the sacred. He always wanted people to …

Bob Woodward Extends Trump Diaries With Chaotic Transfer

Titles of three of Bob Woodward’s books on the Trump administration — “To be scared,” “angry” and now “Danger” – suitably blind. Books about the staccato flow of events accompanying Donald Trump’s time in office are often written in a staccato clip. The frenetic pace is doubled in “Danger,” co-written with Woodward’s Washington Post colleague …