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> Barack Obama wins Emmy for narrating national parks series
美国前总统奥巴马获艾美奖 距“演艺圈大满贯”只差两座奖杯

Former US president Barack Obama [Photo/IC]

Barack Obama, the former US president, won an Emmy Award on Sept 3 to go with his two Grammys, and he is halfway to an EGOT.

Obama won the best narrator Emmy for his work on the Netflix documentary series, “Our Great National Parks.”

The five-part show, which features national parks from around the globe, is produced by Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground.

Barack Obama previously won Grammy Awards for his audiobook reading of two of his memoirs, “The Audacity of Hope” and “Dreams from My Father.”

EGOT refers to a special category of entertainers who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.

To date, 17 people have done it.

> UK barristers walk out in pay dispute
英国律师持续罢工 案件积压达数万起

A barrister is seen during a strike by criminal barristers outside Manchester Crown Court in Manchester, Britain, June 27, 2022. [Photo/Agencies]

Criminal barristers in England and Wales will go on strike for an indefinite time starting Monday. Barristers plan to hold rallies on Tuesday outside the Supreme Court London, as well as court buildings in Cardiff, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Leeds.

The Criminal Bar Association, or CBA, wants a 25-percent increase in legal aid fees for representing defendants who cannot afford a lawyer.

According to CBA, the criminal justice system is underfunded, as some junior barristers are making less than the hourly minimum wage.

Since the end of June, barristers have staged walkouts, with week-long strikes on alternate weeks throughout August.

Every month, at least 7,000 criminal cases go to Crown Court, courts’ backlog in England and Wales was 58,973 cases until the end of June, and 6,235 court hearings were disrupted by strikes from the end of June to early August.


> Brazil orders Apple to stop selling iPhones without chargers

Apple CEO Tim Cook looks at a new iPhone 14 Pro during an Apple special event on September 07, 2022 in Cupertino, California. [Photo/Agencies]


Brazil on Tuesday ordered Apple Inc to stop selling iPhones without a battery charger in the country, saying the multinational technology company sells an incomplete product to its customers.

According to Reuters, the Justice Ministry fined Apple 12.275 million reals ($2.38 million) and ordered the cancellation of the sale of iPhone 12 and newer models, in addition to suspending the sale of any iPhone model that does not come with a power charger.
据路透社报道,巴西司法部对苹果公司处以1227.5万雷亚尔(约238万美元)的罚款,并下令取消销售iPhone 12手机和更新的机型,此外还暂停销售任何没有配备充电器的iPhone机型。

The Brazil order comes just a day before Apple Inc is ready to launch the new iPhone 14 at the company's annual September keynote event on Wednesday.
美国时间9月7日苹果秋季新品发布会将举行,届时将发布新款iPhone 14手机,而巴西方面的这一决定恰在发布会的前一天。

Apple had argued that selling iPhones without chargers was aimed at reducing carbon emissions, but Brazilian authorities countered this, saying there is no evidence of environmental protection.

Apple is yet to respond to the order.


> US reports over 20,000 monkeypox cases

A sign is displayed on the window of a monkeypox vaccination site in New York, the United States, on Sept 6, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]

The United States has confirmed more than 20,000 monkeypox cases, according to the latest data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

California had the most cases, with 3,833, followed by New York with 3,526 and Florida with 2,126, according to CDC data. So far, the US has the world's highest tally of monkeypox cases.

The Joe Biden administration has been facing criticism in its response to the monkeypox outbreak, including failure to order enough vaccines, speed treatments and make tests available to head off the outbreak.

"From vaccinations to communications, the White House effort to fight the monkeypox virus has been one mess after another," said a recent report from Bloomberg.

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