The “Shuey Rhon Rhon” is the official mascot of the 2022 Winter Paralympics, which is scheduled to be held in Beijing, People’s Republic of China, from 4 to 13 March 2022. The mascot is a Chinese lantern child designed with lanterns as the prototype. Lanterns represent harvest, celebration, warmth and light.
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The book titled “Coming Round the Mountain”, will be released officially by India’s beloved children’s author Ruskin Bond on his 85th birthday on 19th May 2019 at Cambridge bookstores in Mussourie. The book is the third installment of Bond’s award-winning memoir series for children that includes “Looking for the Rainbow” and “Till the Clouds Roll ..
A 2018 Metropolitan Transportation Authority installed recognition software on New York City’s Robert F. Kennedy Bridge has failed spectacularly at employing facial recognition on its highways. It couldn’t detect a single face “within acceptable parameters.” The problem may be inherent to the early state of facial recognition at these speeds. It sometimes has trouble recognizing ..
A 116-year-old Japanese woman, Kane Tanaka has been honoured as the world’s oldest living person by Guinness World Records. The global authority on records officially recognised Kane Tanaka in a ceremony at the nursing home where she lives in Fukuoka, in southwest Japan. Born in January 1903, Tanaka loves playing the board game ‘Othello’ and ..
In New Delhi, Malayalam author Benyamin has bagged the first JCB Prize for literature for his book ‘Jasmine Days’, which explores the lives of South Asians in the Middle East. The novel was originally written in Malayalam and translated by Shahnaz Habib. It tells the story of a young woman in a city where the ..
On July 22, the official mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been unveiled during a ceremony in the Japanese capital Tokyo. The Olympic mascot “Miraitowa” is a blue-checked pointy-eared figure, which fuses the Japanese words ‘mirai’, which means future, and ‘towa’, which means eternity. Its Paralympic counterpart “Someity” is derived from ..
Ursula K. Le Guin (88), the award-winning science fiction and American author, has passed away in Portland, Oregon on January 22, 2018. She explored feminist themes and her best-known works are the 1969 science fiction novel “Left Hand of Darkness”, which explore themes of gender by featuring characters with no fixed sex, and the 1968 ..
Roy Dotrice (94), a veteran British actor, has passed away in London, England on October 16, 2017. He was best known for his Tony Award-winning Broadway performance in the revival of ‘A Moon for the Misbegotten’. He also narrated the first five books in George R. R. Martin’s fantasy series ‘A Song of Ice and ..