Despite turning on the screws on domestic dissent and alienating a large part of the world, China is positioned to enter 2021 in better shape than its putative adversaries. It became a post Covid economy in mid 2020 itself. Though there are signs of weakness in certain sectors of its economy, it cannot but gain from the creation of RCEP and its recent trade pact with the largest economy and trading bloc in the world, the EU.
The United States Air Force released the Final EIS for the F 35 installation. The Final EIS is substantially similar to the Draft EIS that was released in August of last year and still predicts the significant and disproportionate negative impacts to those living closest to the airport. A final record of decision is expected following a 30 day waiting period (no sooner than March 30, 2020)..
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“We had a long queue of requests before the pandemic started,” Smith said. “Because staff were working from home, they couldn come in and contact the collections.” She said other government departments can answer access to information requests because they mostly digital. The backlog is a result of both the lack of human resources required to process the requests and the increasing interest in government records, Smith said.
Virtual heritage is a modern technological application that aims to transfer the experience of historic buildings, urban spaces and cities into an engaging experience of real life quality for the ordinary people. Computer simulated environments can simulate physical presence in places in the real world offering digital display of lost heritage that conveys inherent values in the education process for students in both pre university as well as graduate education. For architecture and archaeological students, in particular, it virtually transfers them to another world where they engage with architectonics and quality of architecture.