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        yiyi.org.cn 2021-01-22 16:57

        Two calendars showing the Russian leader are displayed in Moscow, Russia, Sept. 28, 2018. [Photo/IC]

        >Putin calendar a hit in Japan
        Russian President Vladimir Putin's calendar, which features the leader nonchalantly lowering himself into the icy waters of Lake Seliger or making short work of weights in the gym, is outselling those featuring homegrown celebrities in Japan. The Loft chainstore, which has exclusive rights over sales of the calendar, reported that those featuring Russia's 66-year-old president were dominating sales at its outlets across Japan. With just two weeks of the year left, Putin's calendars were more popular than those of Japanese actor Kei Tanaka and, in third place, Yuzuru Hanyu, the reigning Olympic men's figure skating champion. Media reports in Japan suggested many of the people buying the calendars, including a large number of women, were drawn to Putin's unconventional style and unashamed machismo.


        A boy sitting on the left is reading a book while the other is playing games on his smartphone in Guangzhou, on Aug 10, 2018. [Photo/IC]

        >Ditch smartphone for $100K
        Vitaminwater is issuing a low-tech challenge to smartphone addicts: Ditch your device for a year, and win $100,000. Enter the contest by sharing a post on Twitter or Instagram explaining what you'd do instead of scrolling through social media posts. All legal residents of the US who are 18 or older and own and use a smartphone are eligible to enter, Vitaminwater said, adding that applications will be judged on originality, brand relevance, humor and other factors. People required to use a smartphone for work or other commitments "need not apply," according to the official rules. And no cheating, please: The company will administer a lie detector test to help ensure honesty and adherence to contest rules. The seemingly simple challenge includes reverting to a 1996-era mobile phone for an entire year. No smartphone or tablet use is permitted, even if the device belongs to a friend. Laptops and desktop computers are OK to use, as are voice-activated devices like Google Home or Amazon Echo. The contestant who only lasts six months will receive $10,000.
        维他命水公司向智能手机成瘾者发起一项技术含量低的挑战:一年不用智能手机,赢10万美元。参赛方式是在推特或Instagram上分享帖文,解释自己不刷社交媒体的时间将如何打发。该公司称,所有年满18岁、拥有并使用智能手机的美国合法公民都有资格参赛,且申请将以原创性、品牌关联性、幽默性等因素为评判标准。根据官方规则,工作或其他事情上必须使用智能手机的人不必申请。也不要想着作弊:维他命水公司将借助测谎仪测试来确保参赛者没有撒谎、遵守比赛规则。这个看似简单的挑战包括在整整一年内回归1996年代的手机,不得使用智能手机或平板电脑,即使是朋友的设备也不行。笔记本电脑和台式电脑以及Google Home和Amazon Echo等声控设备可以使用。只坚持了6个月的参赛者能拿到1万美元。


        A guest takes a picture of a food delivery robot in the restaurant at Alibaba's Flyzoo Hotel in Hangzhou city, East China's Zhejiang province, on Dec 17, 2018. [Photo/IC]

        >Alibaba opens AI hotel
        Chinese internet giant Alibaba on Tuesday opened a hotel loaded with artificial intelligence (AI) and robots, automating a series of procedures like check-in, lights' control and room service. The FlyZoo Hotel opened in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, where Alibaba is headquartered and is known as the company's first "future hotel". Customers can check into the hotel by simply scanning their faces. The facial recognition system installed in the hotel also enables customers to use their faces as key cards to open doors and access other hotel services. Users also can control the lights, television and curtains in the room via Alibaba's voice-activated digital assistant, while robots are deployed to serve dishes, cocktails and coffee. "The AI-based solution can help customers save time and relieve hotel employees from repetitive work," said Wang Qun, CEO of FlyZoo Hotel. "In the future, we will continue to make hotels smarter and more automated, as well as create more customized experiences for consumers," Wang said.


        Ukrainian feminists and their supporters carry posters and placards during their rally in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, 08 March 2017, as Ukrainians celebrate the International Women's Day. [Photo/IC]

        >Women's wages far behind
        Women must wait 202 years before they can earn the same as men and have equal job opportunities, according to a global report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Tuesday. Women earn about half as much as men, said the WEF, reporting a gender pay gap of 51% in 2018. There were fewer women working this year than men, mostly due to the lack of childcare, which kept women from jobs or from progressing to senior roles, according to the annual report. Women were missing at the top, the report found, with only one-third of all managerial roles taken by women.

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