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chinadaily.com.cn 2019-10-24 14:14


>Logo for the Games unveiled
The logo for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics, depicting the Olympic flame within a gold medal, was unveiled in host city Paris on Monday.
The circular design with Paris 2024 in art deco style, also incorporates the lips and outline of Marianne, the personification of the French Republic since the revolution in 1789.
For the first time in the history of the Games, the same logo will be used for the Olympics and the Paralympics.
"I think that with this new logo, this symbol of Paris 2024, we are going to be the witness of a unifying and beautiful event," said Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris.


Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at the House of Commons as parliament debates on Withdrawal Agreement bill, in London, Britain, Oct 22, 2019, in this screen grab taken from video. [Photo/Agencies]

>Brexit timetable rejected
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday was defeated in a vote on his Brexit timetable.
Lawmakers voted 308 to 322 to turn down his proposed rapid timetable for the Brexit bill. As a result, Johnson has to pause the withdrawal agreement bill.
After the vote, the prime minister said: "I must express my disappointment that the House has again voted for delay rather than a timetable that would have guaranteed the UK would have been in a position to leave the EU on Oct 31 with a deal. We now face further uncertainty and the EU must now make up their minds over how to answer parliament's request for a delay."
Earlier, the prime minister warned he would seek a general election if MPs dismissed the timetable.


A screen in Shanghai shows sales on Alibaba's online marketplace Tmall reaching 213.5 billion yuan during this year's Singles Day shopping spree. [Photo by Gao Erqiang/China Daily]

>100M new buyers on 11/11
Entering its second decade, this year's Nov 11 shopping gala, spearheaded by Alibaba Group, is expected to draw 100 million new shoppers to splurge via mobile devices, and save at least 50 billion yuan for users, with data analysis giving the shopping experience a digital makeover.
At a kickoff ceremony in Shanghai on Monday, Jiang Fan, president of Taobao and Tmall, said over 200,000 brands will be participating in the Nov 11 shopping extravaganza, with 1 million new products for sale and over 500 million users projected to join the mega shopping event.
Alibaba said seven brands broke the 100 million yuan threshold in the first 10 minutes of presales online.
The company said it will recruit 400 new foreign brands for the campaign and debut 3,000 products exclusively on the platform.


Chinese scientist Tu Youyou, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize for the discovery of artemisinin, at her home in Beijing. [Photo/Xinhua]

>UNESCO prize for Tu Youyou
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on Tuesday announced that three scientists from China, the US and Ireland shared the 2019 UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences. Chinese professor Tu Youyou, along with American doctor Cato Laurencin and Professor Kevin McGuigan from Ireland, won the fifth edition of the award following their "outstanding scientific research projects in the life sciences that have led to an improvement in the quality of human life."
Tu Youyou, laureate of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Medicine, "is recognized for her research into parasitic diseases. She discovered an entirely new anti-malarial treatment, artemisinin, which made possible the treatment of thousands of patients in China in the 1980s," UNESCO said in a press release.
The awards ceremony will take place at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in February 2020.

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