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chinadaily.com.cn 2018-11-22 16:25

Katy Perry walks the red carpet at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Heavenly Bodies : Fashion and the Catholic Imagination held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, May 7, 2018. [Photo/VCG]

>Highest-paid songstresses
When it comes to top-earning women in the music world, Katy Perry reigns supreme! On Monday, Forbes revealed their Highest-Paid Women in Music list for 2018 and the "Hot N Cold" singer took the top spot by earning $83 million between June of 2017 and June of 2018. Most of her cash flow comes from her "Witness" tour which included 80 dates in that time period, earning over a million each time. Coming in second place is Perry's frenemy Taylor Swift, who earned $80 million over the same period with her "Reputation" album and its subsequent tour. Placing third is none other than Beyonce, who made $60 million.


De Montfort University students celebration after their graduation ceremony.[Photo/IC]

>UK mulls 2-year universities
Students in England are being promised the option of "accelerated" two-year degree courses, saving 20% on tuition fees compared with a three-year course. Universities Minister Sam Gyimah has confirmed plans for universities to be able to charge higher fees for shorter, more intensive courses. It would mean paying about £5,500 less than for a three-year course - which would mean about £11,000 per year. The proposals for this plan were put forward by the government last year - but making it happen will depend on Parliament lifting the fee cap above £9,250. The Department for Education says if approved, such courses could operate from next year. The government wants to encourage more flexible ways of studying - in particular as a way of reversing the decline in the numbers of mature students taking degrees. Condensing a full degree into two years is seen as being more appealing to people who working or with family commitments. A fast-track degree, with two 45-week years of teaching, would allow students to borrow less in fees and to save on a year's living costs and accommodation.


A view of northern Italy, near Milan is seen from an airplane window.[Photo/IC]

>Passenger gets a 'window'
Airplane seats beside the window are often the most coveted. One passenger couldn't sit beside a window, so the flight attendant drew one for him. Japanese Twitter user "Suke" shared the story of the hand-drawn airplane window through a tweet. During a recent flight, the attendants went around and asked passengers if they wanted anything to drink. The man sitting beside Suke suddenly said, "Give me a window." What followed next surprised Suke and his seatmate. The flight attendant later came back with a piece of paper in hand. This was then stuck on the cabin wall beside the passenger who demanded a window. It was then that Suke realized the flight attendant had done exactly what the passenger demanded by drawing an airplane window. It even had a view of the ocean below and a couple of clouds in the sky. It might not have been a real window, but it was the best the cabin attendant could do in short notice to deal with the passenger's somewhat unreasonable demand.



>AI set for school classes
China's first artificial intelligence (AI) textbook series designed for primary and secondary school students is expected to be introduced into hundreds of campuses across the country in 2019. The textbooks will be used for elective courses or as part of school-based curriculums. According to the publisher, East China Normal University Press, the series will have 10 volumes, with six volumes published so far. Each has its own theme, with 12 to 14 main chapters and 2 to 4 chapters of activities. This series covers the educational demands of students from primary school to high school on AI and provides a systematic framework of AI knowledge. The books have been used in three schools in Shanghai as a pilot program and well received by students, according to Wang Jiqing, chief editor of the series.

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