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I would like nothing better than to flee to a dreamland again, a hospitable country in which I can fully be a patriot again, a lover of the country.

Demo "Gleiche Rechte für alle" (Refugee-Solidaritätsdemo) am 16. Februar 2013 in Wien. Credit: Haeferl via Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 3.0.

“We Refugees” is the title of an essay by Hannah Arendt that was published in 1943 in The Menorah Journal. There, in a refreshing manner, she abandons the conventional concept of the refugee. She writes:

“A refugee used to be a person driven to seek refuge because of some act committed or some political opinion held. Well, it is true we have had to seek refuge; but we committed no acts and most of us never dreamt of having any radical opinion. With us the meaning of the term ‘refugee’ has changed. Now ‘refugees’ are those of us who have been so unfortunate as to arrive in a new country without means and have to be helped by Refugee Committees.”

Arendt, then, will describe herself not as a ‘refugee’ but as a ‘newcomer’ or ‘immigrant.’ Here Arendt is imagining an entirely new figure of the refugee, perhaps one that is yet to come. This refugee is simply someone who goes to a new country in the expectation of a better life. Arendt describes the figure of the ‘optimistic refugee’ as follows:

“The more optimistic among us would even add that their whole former life had been passed in a kind of unconscious exile and only their new country now taught them what a home really looks like. [...] after a year optimists are convinced they speak English as well as their mother tongue; and after two years they swear solemnly that they speak English better than any other language—their German is a language they barely remember.”

In order to forget, this species of refugee avoids any reference to the concentration and internment camps, as this would make them ‘pessimists’. Arendt quotes the words of a fellow countryman who had barely arrived in France before founding what were known as ‘assimilation societies:’ “We were good Germans in Germany and therefore we shall be good Frenchmen in France.” The ideal immigrant, Arendt argues, is like “a woman of tidy size [who is] delighted with every new dress that promises to give her the desired waistline.”

First, the painful social isolation.

In Hannah Arendt’s terms, I was an optimistic refugee myself. I wanted to live a new life in a new country that was impossible for me in my home country. The expectations of my social environment and its conventional structures would not have allowed me to live and even think differently, radically differently. I was twenty-two at the time. After studying metallurgy in Korea I wanted to study philosophy, literature and theology in Germany.

On the campus of my university in Seoul I often gazed at the sky, thinking to myself that it was too beautiful for me to want to spend my entire life as a metallurgist beneath that sky. I dreamt of a better, more beautiful life. I wanted to reflect philosophically on life. I fled to Germany and arrived there, twenty-two years old, penniless and devoid of language; at the time I hardly spoke any German.

At the beginning, like every optimistic refugee, I was confronted with social isolation. It is painful. This makes me feel deeply the pain of today’s refugees. I suffer with them. With my poor German, it was hard to integrate into the social structures I encountered. Inadequate language skills were the main obstacle to settling in as I sought to do (I am reluctant to speak of so-called integration). Then love proved to be the best strategy for settling in.

A German woman who loved me, I thought simple-mindedly, would listen to me and quickly teach me the German language in order to understand what I thought of her, what feelings I had towards her and so forth. I was greedy for every new German word. I wanted German; my ambition was to speak like the Germans.

We know that Willy Brandt also followed this strategy: within a few months of exile he was writing articles and speeches in Norwegian. While living under the pseudonym of Gunnar Gaasland in the Berlin underground he spoke German with a Norwegian accent. Clearly it was not only his talent but also his greed for language, in fact his greed for love, that accelerated his acquisition of a foreign language to such an extent.

One year after arriving in Germany I believed, like the optimistic refugee described by Hannah Arendt, that I spoke German better than any other language. For Arendt, patriotism too is purely a ‘matter of practice’. The ‘ideal immigrant’ is one who “immediately discovers and loves the native mountains.” They are a patriot, a lover of the country. They love the country in which they have set up a new life. I too love this country. One day I adopted German citizenship and gave up my Korean pass in exchange; now I am a German.

Meanwhile I speak German better than my mother tongue, which has literally been reduced to a mere mother tongue: I only speak Korean to my mother. My mother tongue has become foreign to me. I love Germany. I would even call myself a patriot, a country-lover. I am certainly more patriotic than Frauke Petry, Alexander Gauland and Björn Höcke put together. With their irresponsible populism they degrade Germany, my country, which has always been a very hospitable country towards me.

What does it mean to be a good citizen?

Someone who was a good citizen in their native country will also be a good citizen in the new one. We should continue to welcome these ‘newcomers’. Someone who was already a criminal in their native country, like Tunisian-born  Anis Amri, the perpetrator of the 2016 Berlin attack, will remain a criminal in the new one. We will turn them away. But we should offer the newcomers an environment in which they can become good citizens.

But what does it mean to be a good citizen? I am the second Korean to hold a professorship at Berlin’s University of the Arts; the first Korean professor was Isang Yun. He was a significant composer. He was a political person. In the 1960s he protested vehemently against the military dictatorship that was ruling South Korea. He was arrested by the South Korean secret service in 1967, in the middle of Germany.

In Seoul he was sentenced to life imprisonment. After being released early he returned to Germany, now stripped of his citizenship by the South Korean regime. He became a refugee and was naturalized in Germany. But perhaps he too, like Hannah Arendt, would deny that he was a refugee. Like Arendt, he would have said, ‘I am a good, optimistic immigrant’. His German was excellent.

I would like nothing better than another dreamland.

A good citizen is good on the basis of their mentality. They share moral values like liberty, fraternity and justice. Their actions against the ruling political system may be criminalized by it; but because of their moral mentality (in the Kantian sense) they are still a good citizen and also a patriot, someone who loves the country and its people.

In the last years of his life, Isang Yun despaired at the open eruptions of xenophobia in the reunified Germany. He was distressed by images of the crowd applauding in front of the firebombed residence for former Vietnamese contract workers in Rostock-Lichenhagen. And he was disappointed, for he loved Germany. I too consider the events in Rostock a pogrom.

At the moment I am unsettled by the resurgence of xenophobia in response to large numbers of refugees, both in Germany and other European countries. I would like nothing better than to flee to a dreamland again, a hospitable country in which I can fully be a patriot again, a lover of the country.

This article was first published in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. It has been translated by Wieland Hoban.

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           Automotive Waste Management Market Research Report 2018 with Top Key Players: Autogreen, Battery Solutions, Muller-Guttenbrunn, Safety-Kleen Systems, SIMS METAL MANAGEMENT, SWR      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
 

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Recycled
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1 Automotive Waste Management Market Overview
1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Automotive Waste Management
1.2 Automotive Waste Management Segment by Type (Product Category)
1.2.1 Global Automotive Waste Management Production and CAGR (%) Comparison by Type (Product Category)(2013-2025)
1.2.2 Global Automotive Waste Management Production Market Share by Type (Product Category) in 2017
1.2.3 Recycled
1.2.4 Unrecoverable
1.3 Global Automotive Waste Management Segment by Application
1.3.1 Automotive Waste Management Consumption (Sales) Comparison by Application (2013-2025)
1.3.2 Passenger Car
1.3.3 Commercial Vehicle
1.4 Global Automotive Waste Management Market by Region (2013-2025)
1.4.1 Global Automotive Waste Management Market Size (Value) and CAGR (%) Comparison by Region (2013-2025)
1.4.2 North America Status and Prospect (2013-2025)
1.4.3 Europe Status and Prospect (2013-2025)
1.4.4 China Status and Prospect (2013-2025)
1.4.5 Japan Status and Prospect (2013-2025)
1.4.6 South Korea Status and Prospect (2013-2025)
1.4.7 India Status and Prospect (2013-2025)
1.5 Global Market Size (Value) of Automotive Waste Management (2013-2025)
1.5.1 Global Automotive Waste Management Revenue Status and Outlook (2013-2025)
1.5.2 Global Automotive Waste Management Capacity, Production Status and Outlook (2013-2025)

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7.1.2.1 Product A
7.1.2.2 Product B
7.1.3 Autogreen Automotive Waste Management Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2013-2018)
7.1.4 Main Business/Business Overview
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7.2.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors
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7.2.2.1 Product A
7.2.2.2 Product B
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Wazzup Pilipinas!
Four capstone projects from the Digital Filmmaking program of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) School of Design and Arts (SDA) will vie for the Best Short Film at FACINE 25: The 25th Annual Filipino International Cine Festival from October 18 to 21 in San Francisco, California.

Among those which made it as finalist to FACINE's short film competition are "Caramel Child" by Kim Timan, "Rufyla" by Coleen Tanco, "Suerte" by Carlo Fajarda, and the documentary "Hope Spots" by Joseph Dominic Cruz.





"Caramel Child," co-written by Timan with Palanca awardee Lino Balmes, is a light drama about a Filipino-American girl Katherine Kaye Jones (Angelica Ulip), or Kakay, who tries her best to look for her absentee father. Kakay's curiosity is triggered by a regional science quiz bee poster and an American client (Savino Bellini) of her mother (Sue Prado). It won Best Film, Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Performer and Best Musical Score (Marcus Santos and Joseph Salcedo) at Pelikultura: The CALABARZON Film Festival 2018. It also brought home the Best Screenplay award from De La Salle University’s Indie Un-film Festival 2017 and competed in the short film category of Cinema One Originals Festival last year.




In "Suerte," two student filmmakers are shooting a documentary about the drug trade within their city until it descends into a very dangerous obsession for them. As they go on along with their subjects, they slowly become characters in their own film, crossing the line between observer and creator. The film competed at the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea, 28th Singapore Int'l Filmfest and Taipei Film Festival in Taiwan.




In "Rufyla," a T'boli tribeswoman dances for a living and encounters a dramatic turn of events in pursuit of a better life for her family. The short film is a CineFilipino 2018 student category finalist.

"Hope Spots," a finalist in the documentary category of UP Cinema's Piling Obrang Vidyo, looks into the debut of women wrestlers in a fight sponsored by the Philippine Wresting Revolution. It zeroes in on the local professional wrestling scene, presenting the polarizing sport of pro wrestling through the lens of the homegrown promotions' first female talent.






The competition will open FACINE 25 on October 18 at the San Francisco Main Library and the SF Philippine Consulate. The winner will receive a $100 cash prize and certificate of recognition. Special citations will also be awarded in any category upon the jury's discretion.

Aside from the four Benildean student films, "Hulid" (Lie Together) by BenildeFilm program coordinator Jan Philippe Carpio also made it to the competition. The experimental narrative questions sexual pleasure, voyeurism, detachment and the paradox of public anonymity.

The selected films cover a wide range of format, genre, style and subject, with varying lengths of 45 minutes and less, both student and professional works, including notably films by non-Filipino filmmakers with the Filipino as subject.

"The finalists cover a wide range of genre, format, style and subject, all 45 minutes and less in length, both student and professional works, including notably films by non-Filipino filmmakers with the Filipino as subject," FACINE Director Mauro Feria Tumbocon Jr. said.

Meanwhile, nine full-length films will slug it out for the Best Film and other awards in the main competition from October 19 to 21 at the Roxie Theater, also in San Francisco. Vying for awards in the different categories are "2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten" written by Jason Paul Laxamana and directed by Petersen Vargas; "Bomba" by Ralston Jover, "Kita Kita" by Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo; "Meet Me in St. Gallen" by Irene Emma Villamor; "Melodrama / Random / Melbourne" by Matthew Victor Pastor; "Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha" by Mes de Guzman; "Pauwi Na" by Paolo Villaluna; "Tale of the Lost Boys" by Joselito Altarejos; and "Tu Pug Imatuy" written by Arnel Mutia Mardoquio and directed by Arbi Barbarona.

FACINE is organized by the Filipino Arts and Cinema International, a nonprofit media arts organization that aims to promote and develop Filipino cinema from the Philippines and the Filipino diaspora. It has organized the festival for the past 25 years.

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Theatre of NOTE continues its 2018 season with the West Coast premiere of MARIAN, OR THE TRUE TALE OF ROBIN HOOD, written by Adam Szymkowicz and directed by Christopher Johnson.

MARIAN, OR THE TRUE TALE OF ROBIN HOODis a gender-bending, patriarchy-smashing, hilarious new take on the classic Robin Hood myth. In Szymkowicz's retelling of the tale, Robin Hood is (and has always been) Maid Marian in disguise, and leads a motley group of Merry Men (a few of whom are actually men) against the greedy Prince John. As the poor get poorer and the rich get richer, who will stand for the vulnerable if not Robin? What is the cost of revealing your true self in a time of trouble? Modern concerns and romantic entanglements clash on the battlefield and on the ramparts of Nottingham Castle. A play about selfishness and selflessness and love deferred and the fight. Always the fight. The fight must go on.

MARIAN, OR THE TRUE TALE OF ROBIN HOOD will preview Friday and Saturday, August 17 and 18 at 8pm, and will open on Thursday, August 23 at 8pm and run through Saturday, September 22 at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N Cahuenga Blvd (just north of Sunset) in Hollywood.

ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM

Adam Szymkowicz (Playwright) His plays have been produced throughout the U.S., and in Canada, England, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Turkey, South Korea, Slovenia and Lithuania. His work has been presented or developed at such places as Portland Center Stage, MCC Theater, Ars Nova, South Coast Rep, Playwrights Horizons, LCT3, LAByrinth Theater Company, The Lark, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Primary Stages and The New Group, among other. Published plays include Deflowering Waldo, Pretty Theft, Food For Fish, Hearts Like Fists, Incendiary, Clown Bar, The Why Overhead, Adventures of Super Margaret, 7 Ways To Say I Love You, Rare Birds, Marian, Or the True Tale of Robin Hood, and Nerve. His plays are published by Dramatists Play Service, Samuel French, Playscripts, Broadway Play Publishing, Original Works Publishing, and featured in New York Theatre Review, the Dionysian, NYTE's Cino Nights, Geek Theater, and numerous Smith and Kraus books. He was the premier Resident Playwright at The Chance Theater in Anaheim, CA and the first playwright to participate in Bloomington Playwrights Projects' Square One Series. He has been to The Orchard Project and to JAW at Portland Center Stage, served twice as Playwright in Residence at the William Inge Center, and took part in The Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters program. Szymkowicz received a grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, and has been commissioned by South Coast Rep, Rising Phoenix Rep, Texas State University, The NOLA Project, Single Carrot Theater, and Flux Theater Ensemble. Adam received a Playwright's Diploma from The Juilliard School's Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program and an MFA from Columbia University where he was the Dean's Fellow. Szymkowicz is a two-time Lecomte du Nouy Prize winner, a member of the Dramatists Guild, Writers Guild of America, and was a member of Primary Stages' Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group, the MCC Playwrights' Coalition and of the first Ars Nova Play Group. He has interviewed 1000 playwrights on his blog. Szymkowicz is the Literary Manager at The Juilliard School, supporting the playwriting program there.

Christopher Johnson (Director) is a co-founder of The School of Night for whom he has directed Hercules Insane, Punch and Judy, The Final Girl and The Faggot King or The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable Death of Edward II. Other Los Angeles directing credits include Entropy (Theatre of NOTE), The Pity of Things - Desert Aria (also Theatre of NOTE) and Henry VI, Part I (The Production Company). Before LA, Christopher was the founding artistic director of Chicago's historic Defiant Theatre, for whom he served as producer on dozens of projects including the U.S. premieres of Sarah Kane's Cleansed and Phaedra's Love and multiple iterations of the cult classic Action Movie: The Play. Defiant directing credits include Macbeth, Titus Andronicus, Hamlet, A Clockwork Orange and Dope. Chris also penned and directed Defiant's world-premiere adaptations of Stephen King's Apt Pupil and Thomas Harris's Red Dragon (Joseph Jefferson Citation for Best New Adaptation). Other Chicago directing credits include Balacarita: The Adventures of Young Krishna (Silk Road Theatre Project), Cave Dwellers (North Avenue Productions) and Dulcitius (The School of Night, pre-LA). Christopher has appeared as an actor at The Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Lyric Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre, Redmoon Theater, The Building Stage, A Crew of Patches and Defiant Theatre.

ABOUT THE CAST AND DESIGN TEAM

The cast of MARIAN, OR THE TRUE TALE OF ROBIN HOOD features:Kirsten Vangsness, Dan Wingard, Sierra Marcks, Joel Scher, Stephen Simon, Cat Chengery, Alysha Brady, Liesel Hanson, Kelby McClellan, Brad C. Light, Kristian Bikic, Alexis DeLaRosa, Michelle McGregor and Sarah Lilly.

MARIAN, OR THE TRUE TALE OF ROBIN HOOD features Fight Choreographer Jen Albert, Set Designer Bill Voorhees, Lighting Designer Matt Richter and Costume Designer Linda Muggeridge. The production is Stage Managed by Kelly Egan.

SCHEDULE AND PRICING

MARIAN, OR THE TRUE TALE OF ROBIN will preview on Friday and Saturday, August 17 and 18 at 8pm and will open onThursday, August 23 at 8pm andruns through Saturday, September 22 at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N Cahuenga Blvd (just north of Sunset) in Hollywood.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 7pm.

Ticket prices are $25; students and seniors $20. For tickets and details, please call 323-856-8611, or visit www.theatreofnote.com to purchase tickets online and to view the complete schedule.

Special Q&A event with Kirsten Vangsness, Christopher Johnson, Kelby McClellan and vocal director Jake Anthony will be held on Sunday August 26th to discuss gender fluidity in the theater. For tickets and details for this special event please call 323-856-8611 or visit www.theatreofnote.com.


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BERLIN — Same coach, same team manager, same president.

And yet after almost two weeks of reflection, the German soccer federation (DFB) appears to have decided midfielder Mesut Ozil is the main culprit for the team's shock early World Cup exit.

Team manager Oliver Bierhoff wondered in a newspaper interview if Ozil should even have been taken to the tournament in Russia, while DFB president Reinhard Grindel followed up by demanding the player provide an "answer."

Joachim Loew has not commented on the matter since deciding to stay on as coach.

Ozil, long a key player for Loew, has been in the firing line since he and national teammate Ilkay Gundogan posed for photos with Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May. Both German-born players have Turkish roots.

While Gundogan attempted to distance himself from the incident in Britain, Ozil has maintained his silence - antagonizing the same people who said the issue had been dealt with before the World Cup.

"Only DFB officials can come up with the idea that a photo with Erdogan is responsible for a defeat against the football-giants of South Korea," North Rhine-Westphalia minister president Armin Laschet said on Twitter.

Following Germany's first-round exit, Bierhoff told newspaper Die Welt it might have been better to omit Ozil from the tournament. Bierhoff pulled back after criticism, saying it was a misunderstanding and he did not intend to single out any player for the team's failure.

But Grindel kept the issue alive, telling the latest edition of Kicker magazine: "It's true that Mesut has not commented yet. That has disappointed a lot of fans because they have questions and expect an answer. They are right to expect this answer. That's why it's totally clear for me that Mesut should speak on the issue."

Grindel has received just as much criticism as Bierhoff did. The Berliner Zeitung newspaper accused the DFB president of "throwing oil on the fire to shine a good light on himself."

The DFB itself arguably made the Erdogan-photo affair worse with its public admonishment of Gundogan and Ozil. Grindel was scathing in his criticism of the players, who were summoned for talks.

Now Grindel says, "We have to wait for the sporting analysis and see whether Joachim Loew still counts on him."

Ozil has been one of Germany's standout players since starring at the 2010 World Cup. His performances earned a switch from Schalke to Real Madrid. He has made 92 appearances for Germany, contributing 23 goals from midfield.

Ozil was not the only player to underperform in Russia, where defending champion Germany was knocked out after defeats to Mexico and South Korea. But his performances have come under the most scrutiny because of the Erdogan photos and because of his own high profile within the team.

"He and Gundogan suffered from what happened before the World Cup because they have been vindicated in Germany," Ozil's former Arsenal coach, Arsene Wenger, told Bein Sports.

Gundogan and Ozil were whistled by German fans during matches, while both have been subjected to abuse off the pitch, too.

German comedian Oliver Pocher impersonated Ozil with large fake eyes, saying he was going "home" on vacation and listing off the Turkish cities he was going to visit before returning.

Far-right politicians have been slating the player, while journalist Claus Strunz said "Mesut Ozil does not belong to Germany" after noting he does not sing the German anthem.

"No DFB official has condemned the racist comments against Ozil," the Schwaebische Zeitung newspaper said.

Ozil's father, Mustafa, told the Bild tabloid that Bierhoff's statements were "an affront. In my opinion they only serve to save one's own skin."

Mustafa Ozil, who fell out with his son in 2013, suggested a racial motive for the attacks.

"Unfortunately there are still people in the German population who have reservations and prejudices against us of Turkish descent," he said.

"In Mesut's place I'd resign (from the Germany team). But that's just my personal opinion."

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FILE - In this June 14, 2018 file photo Mesut Ozil scratches his head during a training session of the German team at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Vatutinki near Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)

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FILE - In this June 23, 2018 file photo Germany's Mesut Ozil, third from left, looks out from the bench during the group F match between Germany and Sweden at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, file)

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FILE - In this May 15, 2018 file photo DFB (German Football Association) President Reinhard Grindel, left, and head coach Joachim Loew, right, arrive at the German Football Museum in Dortmund, Germany, for the presentation of Germany's team for the Soccer World Cup in Russia. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file)

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FILE - In this June 27, 2018 file photo Germany head coach Joachim Loew, left, talks to Germany's Mesut Ozil, right, during the group F match between South Korea and Germany, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, file)
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          Pyongyang’s threats remain in South Korea      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In summertime, Gangnam district of the South Korean capital is the place to go to observe the country’s dynamism and vibrancy. It is colourful and full of youthful energy. However, when you start casual conversations with youngsters here, immediately a different mood prevails.
          India, South Korea aim to more than double trade to $50 billion      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
India and South Korea signed 11 agreements on Tuesday to expand business ties and more than double mutual trade to $50 billion by 2030, a day after the premiers of the two countries launched a Samsung mobile phone factory near Delhi.

          Samsung opens world's largest phone factory in India      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Samsung Electronics has formally opened a new factory in India, which the South Korean tech group says is the world's biggest mobile phone manufacturing plant, part of its plans to expand production in the world's fastest growing major mobile phone market.

          Donald Trump says he plans to give ‘Rocket Man’ CD to Kim Jong-un after all      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he did, in fact, plan to give North Korean leader Kim Jong-un a CD with the Elton John song “Rocket Man,” as well as another mystery gift “at a certain period”. Trump’s remarks, which he made in a brief exchange with reporters before departing on a week-long trip to Europe, followed a report last week by a South Korean newspaper that Trump had asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to deliver a copy of the CD to Kim during a...
          'Not clear' that North Korea will denuclearize, says fmr. ambassador to South Korea      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ambassador Christopher Hill and Gordon Chang join Steve Kornacki to discuss the state of U.S.- North Korea relations before Donald Trump attends the NATO Summit.
          Samsung Opens World’s Largest Mobile Phone Factory in Noida      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Samsung Electronics set up its new mobile phone manufacturing facility in Noida. Inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korean president Moon Jae-in, the facility is being called the world’s largest mobile factory. Along with this facility, the company […]

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          size 14 Schmetz commercial sewing machine 10 needles 25352-1 by cottonholic      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          oxford 1yard (44 x 36 inches) 73486 by cottonholic      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          wide linen cotton blend 1yard (55 x 36 inches) 50811 by cottonholic      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          Samsung’s Gear S4 smartwatch to ditch S Voice in favor of Bixby      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Modest upgrades are the name of the game for Samsung in 2018. After failing to make waves with the Galaxy S9 and S9+ earlier this year, the South Korean company is expected to launch an equally unexciting Galaxy Note 9 in August, which will likely be accompanied by a new smartwatch. Although Samsung may eschew naming conventions and call its new watch the Galaxy Watch (instead of the Gear S4), that won't be the only change. SamMobile reports that Bixby will replace S Voice in this year's smartwatch offering from Samsung. Considering how hard Samsung has been pushing its new virtual assistant since it launched last year, this shouldn't come as much of a surprise, but it will be a welcome upgrade over the underwhelming S Voice. SamMobile also claims that Samsung will not add a third button for quick access to Bixby, as it has done on its latest smartphone models. In order to bring up Bixby, you will be able to use the home button on the Galaxy Watch, as well as by saying "Hi Bixby" in order to wake the watch up and begin using voice commands. For those of you who weren't impressed by the first incarnation of Bixby, SamMobile also notes that Bixby 2.0 should make its debut alongside the Galaxy Note 9 and Gear S4/Galaxy Watch during Samsung's presentation in New York next month. The updated version of the virtual assistant will feature improved natural language processes, enhanced noise resistance, and quicker response times. Bixby 2.0 should ship with the Galaxy Watch. Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Watch at its next Unpacked event in NYC on August 9th. We'll have all the news for you as it happens when the event kicks off early next month.
          국제경영 국제경영과 국제경영학에 대한 이해      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          The Tech Behind the 2018 FIFA World Cup      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Tech Behind the 2018 FIFA World Cup phil.goldstein_6191 Tue, 07/10/2018 - 12:17

There have been several surprising turns at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, including defending champion Germany’s failure to make it out of the group stage, England’s run to the semifinals, and relatively early exits from soccer powerhouses like Brazil, Portugal and Spain. What’s not surprising is that technology has been a key component of the world’s most-watched sporting event.

For the first time ever at a World Cup, FIFA has instituted a video assistant referee (VAR) system to help support the match referee on key decisions and ensure that calls are made correctly. The introduction of VAR attracted a great deal of controversy before the tournament started in June but has been generally seen as a positive move for the World Cup (though there has been some dissent).

Meanwhile, Fox Sports, the U.S. broadcaster for the World Cup, partnered with IBM to use the tech giant’s Watson artificial intelligence platform to quickly classify, edit and access match highlights in near real time.

The developments suggest that, for a tournament that began in 1930, the fast-paced technology world is weaving its way into the beautiful game in ways unlike ever before.

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VAR Helps Refs Make the Right Calls

Although the VAR system is brand new at the World Cup, other sports have used video review for years. How does it work for FIFA?

As the Independent reports, there are 13 officials who can be chosen as the VAR and all of them sit in a video control room in Moscow, with one chosen for each game (along with three assistants).

A lot of tech goes into the VAR system. As Digital Trends reports:

The VAR reviews footage from the numerous cameras stationed around the field; according to FIFA, the video assistant referee team has access to 33 broadcast cameras, eight of which are super slow-motion and four of which are ultra slow-motion cameras. There are ultra high-definition (UHD) cameras as well.

The VAR team watches the entire match, and if they see something amiss they can alert the referee. Likewise, if the on-field ref thinks something is wrong he can contact the VAR operation room. Ultimately though, the VAR team only serves an advisory role and the final decision rests with the match referee.

What does VAR help review? There are four main categories, according to FIFA:

  • Goals: The system can be used to check if the ball crossed the goal line, but also if an infringement before the ball went in would have stopped a goal from being awarded.
  • Penalties: VAR can determine if a penalty should have been awarded when it wasn’t, and also the reverse: if the referee mistakenly awarded a penalty for a foul inside the penalty box.
  • Red cards: VAR can help determine if a red card should be awarded to a player after a foul (players who receive red cards are forced to leave the field and the team must continue one player short).
  • Mistaken identity: This part of the VAR system helps refs determine if the wrong player has been disciplined for a foul.

As the Telegraph notes, VAR has had an impact on this year’s tournament: “The system has already been used in the World Cup group stages and Round of 16 to correct and clarify decisions, including Diego Costa’s first goal against Portugal, France’s penalty against Australia as well as Sweden’s penalty against South Korea.”

Fox Teams with IBM’s AI for World Cup Highlights

In June, IBM announced a partnership with Fox Sports for the broadcaster to use IBM Watson Media’s AI video technology and IBM iX’s user experience technology. The goal is to allow Fox to streamline production workflows so that it can quickly identify, edit and deliver match highlights essentially as they are happening. That enables Fox to create more engaging highlight reels for World Cup fans.

The 2014 World Cup attracted 3.2 billion viewers on TV and an estimated 280 million online viewers. Overall, 98,087 hours of video footage was broadcasted. To sift through a similar amount of footage for the 2018 World Cup requires a significant amount of processing power.

“We are delighted to be working with IBM, a leader in the technology space, to help enhance fan experiences and engagement,” Sarah Tourville, senior vice president of sports brand activations at Fox Sports, says in the statement. “Our collaboration affords us an opportunity to utilize their technology across multiple properties, helping to drive engagement for our tentpole events in non-traditional ways.”

Fox and IBM are partnering to create what they call The Highlight Machine, an interactive experience that allows fans to browse FIFA’s archive and create custom highlights from both the historic and 2018 tournament footage.

According to Engadget, Fox says there are 300 archived matches that Watson is capable of analyzing, which viewers filter by World Cup year, team, player, game, play type or any combination of these.

Fans are also able to view and filter highlights by team, player, time frame and type of gameplay, such as penalty kicks and goals. “To extend the post-match conversation on social media, viewers can save, favorite and share highlight reels as well as catch up on games by speedwatching critical, automatically generated clips,” Fox and IBM say in the statement.


          America’s Moment of Truth With North Korea Is Coming      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Mike Pompeo’s visit wasn’t it. But the visit hinted at what it might look like. One eight-word assumption underlies American and South Korean negotiations with Kim Jong Un: “North Korea will give up its nuclear weapons.” That’s what the analyst Cheon Seong Whun told me ahead of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s trip to Pyongyang this past weekend. For his part, Cheon, a security adviser in the conservative administration of former South Korean President Park Geun Hye, sees not a “scintilla of hint” that the North Korean leader is prepared to do so, despite Kim’s vague promise to Donald Trump...
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South Korea approved a rare screening of North Korean movies at a local film festival on Tuesday, as a diplomatic thaw gains pace following two ...

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          12 things to know about First REIT before you invest      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
First REIT listed on the SGX on 11 December 2006 as the first healthcare REIT in Singapore. It owns hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centres located in Indonesia, Singapore, and South Korea. As at 31 March 2018, First REIT’s portfolio is valued at S$1.35 billion. In this article, I’ll bring an overview of First REIT’s […]
          MOMOLAND AND THEIR NEW SONG "BAAM"      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The South Korean girlband Momoland has recently released a new track called “BAAM” and i
          South Korean Idol Group, BTOB Renews Contract With Their Agency      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Good news indeed to all BTOB Fans! Their agency, Cube Entertainment announced today that BTOB Member
          Samsung Noida plant to make Note 9 by month-end      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Samsung’s Noida mobile phone plant, the world’s largest mobile manufacturing factory that was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday, will start production of high-end Galaxy Note 9 from the end of this month.
          Samsung to make India a global export hub: PM Modi      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The world's largest mobile factory of South Korean tech giant Samsung in Noida will not only generate more jobs but also make India a global export hub, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday.
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Senator Duckworth, a more or less establishment Democrat, said that Socialists such as Ms Ocasio-Cortez could not get elected in the Midwest.

However, I don't know the Midwest very well, so I cannot say whether that claim is right or wrong. But I see a reason to suspect that the statement is at least partly wishful thinking on Ms Duckworth's part.

She is sponsoring an amendment to make it difficult for the US to withdraw any troops from South Korea. I have a suspicion she is connected with the military-industrial complex.

          Samsung opens world's largest phone factory in India      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Samsung opens world's largest phone factory in IndiaSamsung Electronics <005930.KS> has formally opened a new factory in India, which the South Korean tech group says is the world's biggest mobile phone manufacturing plant, part of its plans to expand production in the world's fastest growing major mobile phone market. The factory in Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, will allow Samsung to make phones at a lower cost due to its scale at a time when other phone making hubs such as China are getting more expensive, analysts tracking the sector said. The factory, inaugurated jointly on Monday by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, will also help Samsung to compete more effectively with rivals such as China's Xiaomi, which became India's biggest smartphone brand by shipments earlier this year.



          Trump Says He’s Giving Kim Jong-un a Signed CD With “Rocket Man” on It      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

President Trump comes from a generation reared on vinyl—but he may be among those who still value compact discs and the custom of exchanging them as tokens of affection.

To wit: CNN reported Tuesday that Trump plans to give the man he dubbed “Little Rocket Man” a copy of a CD containing Elton John’s “Rocket Man,” complete with the president’s autograph.

The news broke after Trump confirmed to reporters that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had taken a Trump-signed copy of the British crooner’s Honky Château CD with him on a recent trip to North Korea. Pompeo had gone to negotiate the recently signed nuclear agreement between the two leaders. But Pompeo did not meet with Kim, who was reportedly at a potato farm during the secretary of state’s visit. So Pompeo returned the CD to the president.

When asked about the CD outside the White House on Tuesday, Trump told reporters, “They didn’t give it; I have it for him. But it will be given in a certain period.”

He also said he plans to give the North Korean dictator “another little gift,” but declined to mention details. “You’ll find out what that gift is when I give it,” he said.

Trump and Kim Jong-un have had a rocky relationship. The leaders met last month for the summit in Singapore on denuclearization, just months after lobbing insults at each other that included Trump calling Kim “short and fat” and Kim calling Trump a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard.” The two also warned each other about the respective “nuclear buttons” on their desks.

But since the runup to their meeting, that rhetoric has changed. In April, Trump called Kim “very honorable.”

At the Singapore summit, Trump and Kim reportedly discussed “Rocket Man” during lunch; according to South Korean newspaper the Chosun Ilbo, Trump asked Kim if he knew the song. Kim said he didn’t.

Apparently, that could change.


          Global ESR Measurement Market Research Report 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ESR Measurement Report by Material, Application, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2022 is a professional and in-depth research report on the world’s major regional market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, united Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China).
          Global Multihead Weighers Market Research Report 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Multihead Weighers Report by Material, Application, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2022 is a professional and in-depth research report on the world’s major regional market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, united Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China).
           Arsene Wenger: Mesut Ozil 'played with the handbrake on' for Germany       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Mesut Ozil was far from his creative best playing for Germany in Russia as the defending champions suffered a shock exit in the group stages, with a 2-0 defeat by South Korea sealing their fate.
          Comment on South Koreans do not want Muslim refugees, say their Prez should be more like Trump by misterpaul5a      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Yes, and the logic and common sense applied by these 'asian' countries simply confirms why 'asians' are making inroads into American Universities and education - the so-called indigenous population, pampered, spoilt, self-indulgent and led like lambs to the slaughter by left-wing layabouts are committing themselves to lives of dependance upon the state by themselves allowing stateless fellow layabouts from broken cultures to pollute the United States.
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I would like nothing better than to flee to a dreamland again, a hospitable country in which I can fully be a patriot again, a lover of the country.

Demo "Gleiche Rechte für alle" (Refugee-Solidaritätsdemo) am 16. Februar 2013 in Wien. Credit: Haeferl via Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 3.0.

“We Refugees” is the title of an essay by Hannah Arendt that was published in 1943 in The Menorah Journal. There, in a refreshing manner, she abandons the conventional concept of the refugee. She writes:

“A refugee used to be a person driven to seek refuge because of some act committed or some political opinion held. Well, it is true we have had to seek refuge; but we committed no acts and most of us never dreamt of having any radical opinion. With us the meaning of the term ‘refugee’ has changed. Now ‘refugees’ are those of us who have been so unfortunate as to arrive in a new country without means and have to be helped by Refugee Committees.”

Arendt, then, will describe herself not as a ‘refugee’ but as a ‘newcomer’ or ‘immigrant.’ Here Arendt is imagining an entirely new figure of the refugee, perhaps one that is yet to come. This refugee is simply someone who goes to a new country in the expectation of a better life. Arendt describes the figure of the ‘optimistic refugee’ as follows:

“The more optimistic among us would even add that their whole former life had been passed in a kind of unconscious exile and only their new country now taught them what a home really looks like. [...] after a year optimists are convinced they speak English as well as their mother tongue; and after two years they swear solemnly that they speak English better than any other language—their German is a language they barely remember.”

In order to forget, this species of refugee avoids any reference to the concentration and internment camps, as this would make them ‘pessimists’. Arendt quotes the words of a fellow countryman who had barely arrived in France before founding what were known as ‘assimilation societies:’ “We were good Germans in Germany and therefore we shall be good Frenchmen in France.” The ideal immigrant, Arendt argues, is like “a woman of tidy size [who is] delighted with every new dress that promises to give her the desired waistline.”

First, the painful social isolation.

In Hannah Arendt’s terms, I was an optimistic refugee myself. I wanted to live a new life in a new country that was impossible for me in my home country. The expectations of my social environment and its conventional structures would not have allowed me to live and even think differently, radically differently. I was twenty-two at the time. After studying metallurgy in Korea I wanted to study philosophy, literature and theology in Germany.

On the campus of my university in Seoul I often gazed at the sky, thinking to myself that it was too beautiful for me to want to spend my entire life as a metallurgist beneath that sky. I dreamt of a better, more beautiful life. I wanted to reflect philosophically on life. I fled to Germany and arrived there, twenty-two years old, penniless and devoid of language; at the time I hardly spoke any German.

At the beginning, like every optimistic refugee, I was confronted with social isolation. It is painful. This makes me feel deeply the pain of today’s refugees. I suffer with them. With my poor German, it was hard to integrate into the social structures I encountered. Inadequate language skills were the main obstacle to settling in as I sought to do (I am reluctant to speak of so-called integration). Then love proved to be the best strategy for settling in.

A German woman who loved me, I thought simple-mindedly, would listen to me and quickly teach me the German language in order to understand what I thought of her, what feelings I had towards her and so forth. I was greedy for every new German word. I wanted German; my ambition was to speak like the Germans.

We know that Willy Brandt also followed this strategy: within a few months of exile he was writing articles and speeches in Norwegian. While living under the pseudonym of Gunnar Gaasland in the Berlin underground he spoke German with a Norwegian accent. Clearly it was not only his talent but also his greed for language, in fact his greed for love, that accelerated his acquisition of a foreign language to such an extent.

One year after arriving in Germany I believed, like the optimistic refugee described by Hannah Arendt, that I spoke German better than any other language. For Arendt, patriotism too is purely a ‘matter of practice’. The ‘ideal immigrant’ is one who “immediately discovers and loves the native mountains.” They are a patriot, a lover of the country. They love the country in which they have set up a new life. I too love this country. One day I adopted German citizenship and gave up my Korean pass in exchange; now I am a German.

Meanwhile I speak German better than my mother tongue, which has literally been reduced to a mere mother tongue: I only speak Korean to my mother. My mother tongue has become foreign to me. I love Germany. I would even call myself a patriot, a country-lover. I am certainly more patriotic than Frauke Petry, Alexander Gauland and Björn Höcke put together. With their irresponsible populism they degrade Germany, my country, which has always been a very hospitable country towards me.

What does it mean to be a good citizen?

Someone who was a good citizen in their native country will also be a good citizen in the new one. We should continue to welcome these ‘newcomers’. Someone who was already a criminal in their native country, like Tunisian-born  Anis Amri, the perpetrator of the 2016 Berlin attack, will remain a criminal in the new one. We will turn them away. But we should offer the newcomers an environment in which they can become good citizens.

But what does it mean to be a good citizen? I am the second Korean to hold a professorship at Berlin’s University of the Arts; the first Korean professor was Isang Yun. He was a significant composer. He was a political person. In the 1960s he protested vehemently against the military dictatorship that was ruling South Korea. He was arrested by the South Korean secret service in 1967, in the middle of Germany.

In Seoul he was sentenced to life imprisonment. After being released early he returned to Germany, now stripped of his citizenship by the South Korean regime. He became a refugee and was naturalized in Germany. But perhaps he too, like Hannah Arendt, would deny that he was a refugee. Like Arendt, he would have said, ‘I am a good, optimistic immigrant’. His German was excellent.

I would like nothing better than another dreamland.

A good citizen is good on the basis of their mentality. They share moral values like liberty, fraternity and justice. Their actions against the ruling political system may be criminalized by it; but because of their moral mentality (in the Kantian sense) they are still a good citizen and also a patriot, someone who loves the country and its people.

In the last years of his life, Isang Yun despaired at the open eruptions of xenophobia in the reunified Germany. He was distressed by images of the crowd applauding in front of the firebombed residence for former Vietnamese contract workers in Rostock-Lichenhagen. And he was disappointed, for he loved Germany. I too consider the events in Rostock a pogrom.

At the moment I am unsettled by the resurgence of xenophobia in response to large numbers of refugees, both in Germany and other European countries. I would like nothing better than to flee to a dreamland again, a hospitable country in which I can fully be a patriot again, a lover of the country.

This article was first published in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. It has been translated by Wieland Hoban.

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          Global eReader Market Research Report 2018: Amazon, Sony, Bookeen, Ectaco, Ematic, Hanvon, Onyx      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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This report studies the global eReader market status and forecast, categorizes the global eReader market size (value & volume) by manufacturers, type, application, and region. This report focuses on the top manufacturers in United States, Europe, China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan and other regions.

An e-reader, also called an e-book reader or e-book device, is a mobile electronic device that is designed primarily for the purpose of reading digital e-books and periodicals.

North America was the largest consumer market with a market share of 72.42% in 2011 and 68.48% in 2015 with a decrease of 3.94%. Europe and China ranked the second and third markets with the market share of 13.86% and 7.82% in 2015.

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China was the largest production region with a market share of 62.48% in 2011 and 67.11% in 2015 with an increase of 4.62%. Taiwan (One province of China) ranked the second on this item with the market share of 17.83% in 2011 and 11.90% in 2015.

Nowadays, the top three companies make up more than 75% market share of the e-reader market, and the world's large enterprises are mainly concentrated in North America. The top three vendors are Amazon, Kobo and PocketBook. They respectively with global production market share as 53.30%, 13.11%, and 9.02% in 2015. Amazon is an oligopoly of the enterprise in the e-reader market, with the market share of 43.60 in 2011 and 53.30 in 2015.

The e-reader market has been decreased in accordance with the smart phone and tablets development, and also, the content and channel problem need to be solved. What is more, in some emerging countries, the copyright issues, intellectual property issues are also the barriers of the development of the industry.

With the fierce competition of the market, the vendors are had better establish a complete industrial ecology, improve the entire industry chain, including the content provider, content integrator, telecom operators, third-party payment and so on. Following the market trends, access to greater competitive advantage, concerning more on their R&D and services to get a bigger market share.

The global eReader market is valued at 460 million US$ in 2017 and will reach 160 million US$ by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of -12.6% during 2018-2025.

The major manufacturers covered in this report
Amazon
Sony
Barnes&Noble
PocketBook
Kobo(Rakuten)
Bookeen
Ectaco
Ematic
DistriRead(ICARUS)
Aluratek
Tolino
Hanvon
Onyx

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United States
EU
China
Japan
South Korea
Taiwan

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On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into
E-ink
LCD
On the basis of the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales), market share and growth rate for each application, including
Ages 13-17
Ages 18-24
Ages 25-34
Ages 35-44
Ages 45-54
Ages 55+

The study objectives of this report are:
To analyze and study the global eReader capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2013-2017) and forecast (2018-2025);
Focuses on the key eReader manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
Focuses on the global key manufacturers, to define, describe and analyze the market competition landscape, SWOT analysis.
To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of eReader are as follows:
History Year: 2013-2017
Base Year: 2017
Estimated Year: 2018
Forecast Year 2018 to 2025

For the data information by region, company, type and application, 2017 is considered as the base year. Whenever data information was unavailable for the base year, the prior year has been considered.

Key Stakeholders
eReader Manufacturers
eReader Distributors/Traders/Wholesalers
eReader Subcomponent Manufacturers
Industry Association
Downstream Vendors

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The major manufacturers covered in this report
Cloudera
Hortonworks
MapR Technologies
Cisco
Datameer
IBM
Microsoft
Oracle
Pivotal
Teradata

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On the basis of the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales), market share and growth rate for each application, including
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Global Hadoop Hardware Market Research Report 2018
1 Hadoop Hardware Market Overview
1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Hadoop Hardware
1.2 Hadoop Hardware Segment by Type (Product Category)
1.2.1 Global Hadoop Hardware Production and CAGR (%) Comparison by Type (Product Category)(2013-2025)
1.2.2 Global Hadoop Hardware Production Market Share by Type (Product Category) in 2017

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2.1 Global Hadoop Hardware Capacity, Production and Share by Manufacturers (2013-2018)
2.1.1 Global Hadoop Hardware Capacity and Share by Manufacturers (2013-2018)
2.1.2 Global Hadoop Hardware Production and Share by Manufacturers (2013-2018)
2.2 Global Hadoop Hardware Revenue and Share by Manufacturers (2013-2018)
2.3 Global Hadoop Hardware Average Price by Manufacturers (2013-2018)
2.4 Manufacturers Hadoop Hardware Manufacturing Base Distribution, Sales Area and Product Type

3 Global Hadoop Hardware Capacity, Production, Revenue (Value) by Region (2013-2018)
3.1 Global Hadoop Hardware Capacity and Market Share by Region (2013-2018)
3.2 Global Hadoop Hardware Production and Market Share by Region (2013-2018)
3.3 Global Hadoop Hardware Revenue (Value) and Market Share by Region (2013-2018)
3.4 Global Hadoop Hardware Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2013-2018)
3.5 North America Hadoop Hardware Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2013-2018)

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          Global Smart Elevators and Escalators Market Reliability and Innovations in Technology 2025      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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The major manufacturers covered in this report
Otis Elevator Company
Schindler Holding
ThyssenKrupp AG
Kone Corporation
Toshiba Elevator
Hyundai Elevator
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Siemens Building Technologies
Hitachi
Cisco Systems
Toshiba Corporation

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North America
United States
Canada
Mexico
Asia-Pacific
China
India
Japan
South Korea
Australia
Indonesia
Singapore
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Europe
Germany
France
UK
Italy
Spain
Russia

On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into
Elevator
Escalator

By Application, the market can be split into
Commercial
Hotels
Retail
Residential
Transportation
Hospital
Parking Building

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Global Smart Elevators and Escalators Market Professional Survey Report 2018
1 Industry Overview of Smart Elevators and Escalators
1.1 Definition and Specifications of Smart Elevators and Escalators
1.1.1 Definition of Smart Elevators and Escalators
1.1.2 Specifications of Smart Elevators and Escalators
1.2 Classification of Smart Elevators and Escalators

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2.1 Raw Material and Suppliers
2.2 Manufacturing Cost Structure Analysis of Smart Elevators and Escalators
2.3 Manufacturing Process Analysis of Smart Elevators and Escalators
2.4 Industry Chain Structure of Smart Elevators and Escalators

3 Technical Data and Manufacturing Plants Analysis of Smart Elevators and Escalators
3.1 Capacity and Commercial Production Date of Global Smart Elevators and Escalators Major Manufacturers in 2017
3.2 Manufacturing Plants Distribution of Global Smart Elevators and Escalators Major Manufacturers in 2017
3.3 R&D Status and Technology Source of Global Smart Elevators and Escalators Major Manufacturers in 2017
3.4 Raw Materials Sources Analysis of Global Smart Elevators and Escalators Major Manufacturers in 2017

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Smart Elevators and Escalators Manufacturers
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Reuben's Brews Named in Top 10 Breweries - U.S. Open Beer ChampionshipsFrom Reuben’s Brews:

10 July 2018 – Seattle, WA  - Reuben’s Brews, a family-owned Seattle neighborhood brewery, was named in the Top 10 Breweries in the 2018 U.S. Open Beer Championship. The brewery won six medals in the competition, including awards for three of its year-round beers: Gose, Crikey IPA and Robust Porter. The brewery’s Triple Crush, from its Crush Series, took home Gold in the Imperial Northeast IPA category.


“To be honored among the Top 10 breweries in one of the world’s largest and most competitive competitions confirms the amazing work that our brewing team is doing,” said Adam Robbings, co-founder and brewmaster of Reuben’s Brews. “The mixture of winning beers, from IPAs to sours, from our year-round favorites to small batch brews, showcases the creativity of our brewery and the wide variety of excellent beers we are making.”


Breweries from South Carolina to South Korea sent in more than 6,300 beers representing more than 110 different styles for the 2018 U.S. Open Beer Championship. The competition is the only one to include beers from professional breweries and award-winning home-brewers, with judges from England, Canada and the United States.


This is the third time that Reuben’s Brews has been ranked in the Top Ten through this competition, taking home the honor in 2013 and 2014 as well.
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About Reuben’s Brews
After the birth of their first child Reuben, Adam and Grace embarked on a mission to brew bloody good beer. Originally from the UK, Adam turned a passionate hobby into a family-run brewery crafting nationally and internationally recognized beers in a wide variety of styles. Since opening in 2012, Reuben’s has won awards for its beers around the world including at the Great American Beer Festival, the World Beer Cup, the US Open and was named Mid-Sized Brewery of the Year at the 2015 Washington Beer Awards. Find Reuben’s Brews in the Pacific Northwest and at its taproom located at 5010 14th Ave NW in Ballard, open 7 days a week. For more information, visit
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korean President Moon Jae-in inaugurated a Samsung unit in Noida, the world’s largest mobile factory. ___ About … source

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Re: South Korean spycam porn. What is it with men's obsession with women's toilets? Men the world over are regularly caught spying on women using the toilet but I've never heard of anything like the scale of the issue in South Korea. Worse, they only receive a slap on the wrist. I propose a better, more effective punishment: just kill them. And of course in the West we have trans identified males desperate to get into our toilets, locker rooms, showers, saunas, refuges, etc. When I was in primary school we used to change for PE in the classroom, all boys and girls together but in the final year, Year 6 (age 10-11) we didn't have locker rooms, so we changed in the toilets. We had a new male PE teacher who would barge into the girls' toilets when we were changing, on the pretext of telling us to hurry up or we'd be late for PE, despite there being plenty of time. I don't think any of us knew the word paedophile back then or properly understood what it meant but we knew what he was doing was creepy and wrong. As far as I know he hadn't actually touched any girl (yet). We told our female teachers many, many times about him but they didn't seem too interested. Eventually he simply 'disappeared' one day and no one would tell us anything. This was in the 1990s so I don't know if the technology was readily available for secret cameras in those days. I even tried looking him up the other day, "Mr Pope paedophile" plus the name of my school but my searches turned up nothing. Someone like him surely must have a criminal record. Hopefully he died a horrible, painful death though and that's why there's no news of him.
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Mike Pompeo’s visit wasn’t it. But the visit hinted at what it might look like. One eight-word assumption underlies American and South Korean negotiations with Kim Jong Un: “North Korea will give up its nuclear weapons.” That’s what the analyst Cheon Seong Whun told me ahead of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s trip to Pyongyang this past weekend. For his part, Cheon, a security adviser in the conservative administration of former South Korean President Park Geun Hye, sees not a “scintilla of hint” that the North Korean leader is prepared to do so, despite Kim’s vague promise to Donald Trump...
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Kolkata: Constructive discussion is the key to identifying and rectifying the lapses within the education system and many of the flaws continue to exist due to lack of discussions, Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen said here on Tuesday while releasing a report on West Bengal's primary education.

"If there is any fault or lapse in our educational system, we should try to identify what are the reasons of those lapses. We should know whether it is the lack of our insight or enthusiasm about education or it is the lack of financial aid to run the educational system. It is very important to hold constructive discussions on these matters," Sen said while launching the report by Pratichi Trust founded by the economist himself in 1999.

"The idea of holding discussions about the education system is not new but even during the current study, it has been repeatedly found that due to the lack of discussions certain lapses in the education system continue to exist," he said.

Sen said the discussions are necessary because we can learn a lot of things from each other through this and take the discussions towards constructive criticism.

"Once the lapses are identified, we should discuss the way to find a solution and identify what sort of government aid is necessary to help solve those lapses. I think the importance of discussions should be very high," he said.

Pointing out that entertainment gets a lot more space in the modern day media, the noted economist said such practices should not be encouraged if it pushes important issues like education and healthcare to the back seat.

"There is nothing wrong with entertainment, but if that pushes back the discussions on health and education, then we should be critical about it," he said.

About the primary education system in Bengal, Sen noted that there has been improvement on certain metrics like Pupil Teacher Ratio (PTR) and Professional Development Schools (PDS), but there are many issues that need to be addressed at the state level.

He gave more importance to the government initiatives in the fields of healthcare and education stating that it has worked as the main foundation in all the developed countries.

"It is seen in many countries like Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and United States that development of health and education at the fundamental level was immensely responsible for the development of those countries.

"It is seen that government initiatives in these aspects have been more influential in society building. The government initiatives are the main pillars of those countries healthcare and education," he added.



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Shipbuilding -Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities and Analysis Of Top Key Player Forecast To 2023

New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/11/2018 -- Shipbuilding Industry

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The shipbuilding industry is responsible for the design and construction of oceangoing vessels all around the world. Most of the global ship production today is concentrated in Asian countries such as China, Japan and South Korea, though large shipyards also exist in many other countries. The shipbuilding industry is involved in the construction and modification of ships and these operations are carried out in specialized facilities called shipyards. Commercial ships or vessels can be broadly segmented into segments that include tankers; bulkers; LNG carriers; LPG carriers; containers and others. Ships are built on custom made to order. Shipbuilding process starts with inquiries from customers, followed by completion of various processes until the vessel is completed. It takes at least 2 years to complete the manufacturing of a ship.

South Korea is a major contributor to the global shipbuilding market in terms of new shipbuilding orders whereas China has contributed a significant share in the global shipbuilding completions. Europe has experienced growth in its shipbuilding orderbook.

The global shipbuilding market is expected to grow in future due to increasing seaborne trade and economic growth, rising energy consumption, demand of eco-friendly ships and shipping services. Key trends of this market growing market segments, significant consumption of steel, average age of global fleet, advancements in container shipping, rising demand for LNG fueled engine. However, there are some factors which can hinder the market growth including associated risk of cyber breaches and environmental regulations.

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The report profiles the key players of the market including Hyundai Heavy Industries, Samsung Heavy Industries and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering.

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1. Shipbuilding Market - An Overview

1.1 An Introduction
1.2 Shipbuilding Process
1.3 Shipbuilding Cycle
1.4 Types of Commercial Ships
1.5 Value Chain Analysis
1.6 Capacity Measurement Units

2. Global Shipbuilding Market Analysis

2.1 Global Shipbuilding New Orders
2.2 Global Shipbuilding New Orders by Region
2.3 Global Shipbuilding Completions
2.4 Global Shipbuilding Completions by Region
2.5 Global Shipbuilding Orderbook
2.6 Global Shipbuilding Orderbook by Type
2.7 Global Shipbuilding Orderbook by Region

3. Regional Market Analysis

3.1 South Korea

3.2 China

3.3 Europe

3.4 Japan

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4. Global Commercial Vessel Market Analysis

4.1 Commercial Vessels Fleet Size
4.2 Commercial Vessels Fleet Size by Type
4.3 Commercial Vessel New Orders Value Forecast
4.4 Commercial Vessel New Orders Volume Forecast
4.5 Commercial Vessel New Orders Volume by Type
4.6 Global Commercial Vessels Deliveries
4.7 Global Commercial Vessels Deliveries by Type
4.8 Global Commercial Vessels Deliveries Value by Region

5. Market Dynamics

5.1 Growth Drivers

5.2 Market Trends

5.3 Challenges

6. Competitive Landscape

6.1 Global Shipbuilding Market Share by Company
6.2 Global LNGC Orderbook Share by Company
6.3 Global LNGC Fleet Share by Company

7. Company Profiles

7.1 Hyundai Heavy Industries
7.1.1 Business Overview
7.1.2 Financial Overview
7.1.3 Business Strategies

7.2 Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering
7.2.1 Business Overview
7.2.2 Financial Overview
7.2.3 Business Strategies

7.3 Samsung Heavy Industries
7.3.1 Business Overview
7.3.2 Financial Overview
7.3.3 Business Strategies

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          Daily Current Affairs | 11 - 07 - 18      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Daily Current Affairs | 11 - 07 - 18
1. Uttarakhand Chief Minister, Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated the country's first Drone Application Research Laboratory and Cyber Security centre in Dehradun.

उत्तराखंड के मुख्यमंत्री त्रिवेन्द्र सिंह रावत ने देहरादून में देश के पहले ड्रोन एप्लिकेशन अनुसंधान केन्द्र एवं साइबर सुरक्षा केन्द्र का उद्घाटन किया।

2. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved USD 503-million lining project of the Son canal in Shahabad-Bhojpur region of Bihar. 

एशियाई विकास बैंक (एडीबी) ने बिहार के शाहाबाद भोजपुर क्षेत्र में सोन नहर की पानी का रिसाव रोकने (लाइनिंग) की परियोजना के लिए 50.3 करोड़ डॉलर का ऋण मंजूर किया। 

3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korean President Moon Jae-in inaugurated Samsung India's new mobile phone manufacturing facility in Noida. This is the world’s largest mobile factory. 

प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी और दक्षिण कोरिया के राष्ट्रपति मून जे - इन ने नोएडा में सैमसंग इंडिया का मोबाइल फोन कारखाना शुरू किया। यह दुनिया का सबसे बड़ा मोबाइल फोन कारखाना है। 

4. India & South Korea signed five MoUs in field of Science and Technology.

भारत और दक्षिण कोरिया ने विज्ञान और प्रौद्योगिकी के क्षेत्र में पांच समझौतों पर हस्ताक्षर किए।

5. Rajasthan government and Software Company Microsoft has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide digital training to 9,500 college students of Rajasthan.

राजस्थान सरकार और सॉफ्टवेयर कंपनी माइक्रोसॉफ्ट ने राजस्थान में कॉलेजों के लगभग 9,500 छात्र - छात्राओं को डिजिटल प्रशिक्षण देने के लिए एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए।

6. Sri Lanka-born Canadian writer Michael Ondaatje's book 'The English Patient' has won the Golden Man Booker Prize. This book has been awarded to mark the 50th anniversary of the prestigious literary award. 

श्रीलंका में जन्में कनाडाई लेखक माइकल ओंडाटेजे की पुस्तक 'द इंग्लिश पेशेंट ' ने गोल्डन मैन बुकर पुरस्कार जीता है। इस पुस्तक को इस प्रतिष्ठित पुरस्कार के 50 साल पूरे होने पर इस सम्मान से नवाजा गया। 

7. India and China have agreed to reduce tariffs on Chinese imports of Indian medicines.

भारत और चीन के बीच भारतीय औषधियों पर चीन में आयात शुल्क कम करने पर सहमति हुई।

8. Famous folk artist Dr. Mahendra Bhanawat will be honored with the Kanhaiyalal Sethia Award for his outstanding contribution in the field of literature, culture and art.

सिद्ध लोककलाविद डॉ. महेन्द्र भानावत को संस्कृति, साहित्य, एवं कला के क्षेत्र में उल्लेखनीय योगदान के लिये प्र कन्हैयालाल सेठिया सम्मान से सम्मानित किया जाएगा।

9. According to the latest study "Twiplomacy" by communications firm Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW), US President Donald Trump is the most followed world leader on Twitter while Pope Francis is second and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on third place.

संचार कंपनी बुरसान कोह्न ऐंड वुल्फ (बीसीडब्ल्यू) के नवीनतम अध्ययन ‘ट्विप्लोमेसी’ के अनुसार, अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति डोनाल्ड ट्रंप ट्विटर पर सबसे ज्यादा फॉलो किए जाने वाले विश्वनेता हैं जबकि पोप फ्रांसिस दूसरे और भारत के प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी तीसरे स्थान पर हैं। 

10. South Asia's largest hotel chain OYO has acquired Mumbai-based Internet of Things (IoT) technology company AblePlus. 

दक्षिण एशिया की सबसे बड़ी होटल श्रृंखला ओयो ने मुंबई की इंटरनेट ऑफ थिंग्स (आईओटी) क्षेत्र में काम करने वाली प्रौद्योगिकी कंपनी एबल प्लस का अधिग्रहण किया है


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On 23 December 2016, United Nations Conference decided to adopt a resolution (the A / RES / 71/258) to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons. However, not all the countries adopted unanimously the General Assembly proposal: among the countries that voted against that you proceed or who abstained many of those in possession of nuclear weapons, from China to emerging nuclear powers such as India, Russia and Pakistan, but also (and this should have surprised) countries such as France, UK, USA, Australia, Israel, Japan, South Korea and many other European countries.

“The existence of nuclear weapons is still a threat to humanity. The need for a breakthrough in disarmament has never been so urgent as it is today “- said Kim Won-Soo, General Secretary of the United Nations.


The reason of this decision was the letter signed by Christina Cheshier representative of the United States to NATO, dated October 17, 2016, with which the Americans “strongly encouraged” the allies to “vote NO to any vote at the UN Committee for the Prohibition of nuclear weapons “. An invitation that many countries, in December and even in recent days, confirmed they accepted.


Despite the boycott of many important countries, the motion was approved. Few days ago were held the first meeting to define the contents of the Treaty. Surprisingly, the session was held in an auditorium virtually desert: tens of nations, including all those mentioned above, decided not to take part and work for the Treaty considering nuclear disarmament as unrealistic scenario. In the speech given by Elayne Whyte Gómez, Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations, who chaired the session was heard only by very few people (and even these seemingly disinterested). The same official website of the UN officially speak of “the absence of concrete results after two decades of negotiations for multilateral nuclear disarmament.” An absence that threatens to perpetuate itself in what is (or rather was) “the first real debate on nuclear disarmament in twenty years.”


The UN experts referred of a “growing frustration in recent years” due to the fact that many countries continue “to rely on nuclear weapons in security doctrines and to fund programs to modernize and reinforce nuclear weapons” available. There are still more than 15,000 nuclear weapons (data NU), stored in the arsenals of many countries and many of these have not signed either the NPT: US, Russia, Britain, France, China, Israel, India, Pakistan and North Korea.


Nowadays nuclear weapons remain the only mass destruction weapon that has not yet declared globally outlawed (such as biological weapons, chemical weapons, landmines and cluster bombs, and other). And this despite the nuclear disarmament was a priority of the United Nations since its birth in 1945.


The decision expressed by the majority of the countries of the UN in December is likely to be a flop. This confirms that the situation is much more serious than anyone can imagine: all countries that have nuclear weapons have no intention to deprive themselves of what experts consider “only a deterrent in case of war”: for the country that decides to use them would be enormous risk of being itself a victim of the radiation produced by these weapons. What makes these virtually unusable weapons are the consequences of what happens in a country almost always have uncontrollable effects on the entire planet (think of what happened in Fukushima and before Chernobyl ).


Persisting to renounce using or even having nuclear weapons it’s just a power game where few states are trying and demonstrate to the rest of the world they are the ones in charge.

The latest demonstration, if ever it necessary, that in recent years the actual weight of the United Nations on international policy decisions has fallen. To the point where, year after year, to be perhaps inadequate when it comes to making important decisions.



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Global Smart Home Market 2018–2023 Segmented Into Solution, Service, Application, Organization Size, Deployment Mode, Organization, Verticals and Regions

Houston, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/11/2018 -- This market research report delves deep into the global Smart Home market. It highlights the recent market scenario, growth in the past few years, and opportunities for manufacturers in the future. The research methods and tools used in the completion of this study are both primary and secondary research. The study further presents details on the investments initiated by several organizations, institutions, government, and non-government bodies.

The study presents an evaluation of the factors that are expected to inhibit or boost the progress of the global Smart Home market. The global Smart Home market has been examined thoroughly on the basis of key criteria such as end user, application, product, technology, and region. An analysis has been provided in the report of the key geographical segments and their share and position in the market. The estimated revenue and volume growth of the global Smart Home market has also been offered in the report.

Key Players:
Siemens AG (Germany), United Technologies Corporation (US), General Electric Company (US), Schneider Electric (France), Honeywell International, Inc. (US), Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland), Johnson Controls, Inc. (US), ABB Ltd. (Switzerland), Legrand S.A. (France), Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea), Acuity Brands, Inc. (US), Lutron Electronics Co. Inc. (US), and Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc. (US).

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Global Smart Home Market to grow at a CAGR of +12% during forecast period

The report examines in detail the impact of the key drivers, restraints and the major trends that govern consumer choices of the past and the future on market's overall development over the report's forecast period. The research publication also examines the cost structure of the key products available in the Global Smart Home Market with respect to the profit gained by manufacturers, as well as the regulations affecting it.

The study analyzes the share and size of prominent application segments. The analysis evaluates the current competitive landscape, popular business models, and the likely innovations in offerings by major players in the coming years. It takes a closer look at the prevailing regulatory landscape in various regions, including the Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.

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The report presents an in-depth overview of the current state of the Global Smart Home Market, with details concerning the functioning and design of the product, varieties available in the market, processes involved in the manufacturing of the product, and its potential impact on the growth prospects of the vast regulations levied on the import, export, and global sales of this heavily popular commodity. An overview of the popularity of recent technological advancements in the market and their potential impact on the overall development of the market is also analyzed in the report.

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Global Smart Home Market Research Report 2018-2023
Chapter 1 Smart Home Market Overview
Chapter 2 Global Economic Impact
Chapter 3 Competition by Manufacturers
Chapter 4 Production, Revenue (Value) by Region (2018-2023)
Chapter 5 Supply (Production), Consumption, Export, Import by Regions (2018-2023)
Chapter 6 Production, Revenue (Value), Price Trend by Type
Chapter 7 Analysis by Application
Chapter 8 Manufacturing Cost Analysis
Chapter 9 Industrial Chain, Sourcing Strategy and Downstream Buyers
Chapter 10 Marketing Strategy Analysis, Distributors/Traders
Chapter 11 Market Effect Factors Analysis
Chapter 12 Smart Home Market Forecast (2018-2023)
Chapter 13 Appendix

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Synthetic and Natural Waxes -Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities and Analysis Of Top Key Player Forecast To 2023

New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/11/2018 -- Synthetic and Natural Waxes Industry

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Synthetic waxes are long-chain hydrocarbons that are the closest substitutes for petroleum and mineral waxes. Most of the synthetic waxes have similar chemical structure; however, different production processes lead to distinct properties. Due to high heat resistance and higher set times, these waxes are widely used in a number of industrial processes. The synthetic waxes segment is expected to register the highest growth in demand among all the wax segments during the next five years.

Natural waxes are derived from plants and animals. Ever-increasing environmental concerns around the world and lack of availability of paraffin waxes are boosting the demand for such waxes. Previously, natural waxes could not be used in multiple industrial and commercial applications due to lack of hardness and absence of other properties possessed by paraffin waxes. However, with evolving extraction methods and blends, natural waxes now can be used as substitutes for paraffin in multiple applications.

Carnauba, soy and candelilla are the most widely used plant waxes, and beeswax is the most widelyused animal wax. Natural waxes represent approximately REDACTED of the global wax demand (the total wax market also includes paraffin wax, which is not in the scope of this report). The Asia-Pacific region is the major producer of natural waxes. Countries such as China, Japan, India, South Korea and Malaysia produce several natural wax blends. Additionally, Latin American nations such as Brazil and Mexico also produce natural waxes. Europe and North America are the key importers of such renewable-made waxes.

Synthetic and natural waxes find their major applications in candles. These waxes are also used in a number of other applications such as adhesives, cosmetics, coatings and inks, pharmaceuticals, rubber and more.

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BCC Research projects that the global market for synthetic and natural waxes will grow from REDACTED in 2017 to REDACTED by 2022, at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of REDACTED from 2017 through 2022. The primary reason for such growth will be a decreasing supply of petroleum waxes, increasing industrial application of synthetic waxes, and a higher adoption of natural waxes in North America and Europe.Report Scope:

The scope of this report is broad and covers different types of synthetic and natural waxes, and their application in different areas. The market is broken down by types of synthetic and natural waxes, applications, and regions. Revenue forecasts from 2017 to 2022 are given for each major type of wax, application, and region. The estimated values are derived using a bottom-up approach and are based on manufacturers' total revenues. This report does not include market insights and forecasts for Paraffin waxes as the growth in demand for paraffins are stagnant worldwide. The report rather focuses on growth segments of synthetic and natural waxes that are slowly replacing paraffin in multiple industrial and consumer application across the globe.

Regions studied in the report include North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, South America and the Middle East and Africa. The average price based on extensive primary and secondary research is used for the conversion of volume market to value market and vice-versa.

The report also includes a discussion of the major players across each of the regional markets for synthetic and natural waxes. It explains the major market drivers of the global synthetic and natural waxes industry, current trends within the industry, major applications, and the regional dynamics of the global synthetic and natural waxes market. The report concludes with a special focus on the vendor landscape and includes detailed profiles of the major vendors in the global synthetic and natural waxes industry.

Report Includes:

- 48 data tables and 38 additional tables
- A comprehensive overview and an in-depth analysis of the global market for synthetic and natural waxes
- Analyses of global market trends with data from 2016 and 2017, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2022
- Information on major factors influencing the global synthetic and natural waxes market, along with key trends and technological updates
- Characterization and quantification of market potential for synthetic and natural waxes by geographical regions, product types, and applications
- Brief overview of wax materials that are broadly used in candles, cosmetics, adhesives, coatings and inks, and the automotive and rubber industries
- A look at the regulatory environment, which has been a driving force within the industry
- Company profiles of leading market players including Australian Wax Co. Pty. Ltd., BASF SE, BritishWax, Cargill, Inc., and International Group, Inc. (IGI)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing the Study
Scope of Report
Intended Audience
Information Sources
Research Methodology
Analyst's Credentials
Related BCC Research Reports
Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights
Chapter 3 Overview
Chapter 4 Synthetic and Natural Waxes Market Forecast by Type

Chapter 5 Synthetic and Natural Wax Market by Application

Chapter 6 Synthetic and Natural Wax Market by Region

Chapter 7 Competitive Landscape

Chapter 8 Company Profiles
ARYA CHEM INC.
AUSTRALIAN WAX CO. PTY. LTD.

BASF SE

BRITISHWAX
CALWAX CORP.

CARGILL INC.

CLARIANT

COSMIC PETROCHEM PVT. LTD.

DARENT WAX CO. LTD.
DEUREX AG

EPCHEM INTERNATIONAL PTE. LTD.

FRANK B. ROSS CO., INC.

GREEN & NATURAL GROUP

HARI SHELLAC INDUSTRIES

HENGSHUI YIMEI NEW MATERIAL TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL, INC.

HONG CHANG INTERNATIONAL

INDUSTRIAL RAW MATERIALS LLC

INTERNATIONAL GROUP, INC. (IGI)

KERAX LTD.

KOSTER KEUNEN, INC.

LUBRIZOL CORP.

MICHELMAN, INC.

MULTICERAS SA DE CV

NATURAL WAX

POTH HILLE & CO. LTD.

SASOL LTD.

SHRI RAM SONS WAX PVT. LTD.

STRAHL & PITSCH, INC.

TRECORA CHEMICAL

VEKTAN TRADING LTD.

WESTLAKE CHEMICAL CORP.

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          Phogat family meet South Korean first lady      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

[India], July 11 (ANI): Famous Indian wrestler sisters Geeta Phogat and Babita Phogat, along with their family, met the South Korean first lady Kim Jung-sook here on Tuesday.

The South Korean first lady is in India along with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who is on a state visit to the country from July 8 to 11.

The Phogat sisters, on whom the Aamir-Khan starrer movie 'Dangal' is based, were invited for a meeting with the first lady in the capital city.

Both the sisters hold an impressive record in the wrestling arena and are known worldwide after the Bollywood movie, based on their life, was released in 2016.

While Geeta Phogat won a gold medal in the 55kg freestyle category at the 2010 Commonwealth games, Babita Phogat bagged the gold medal in the 55kg category at the 2014 Commonwealth games. (ANI)


          South Korean government postpones Ulchi Exercise      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The South Korean government has decided not to proceed this year with the Ulchi Exercise, a drill to prepare for a war or other states of national emergency. For next year, the government made pla..
          President Moon meets with chairman of Mahindra Group during state visit to India      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
During a state visit to India on July 10, South Korean President Moon Jae-in met with the chairman of the Mahindra Group, which holds a controlling share in Ssangyong Motor, and asked the chairman to ..
          Interview reveals some North Korean defectors didn’t know where they were going      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
After interviewing North Korean waitresses who worked at the North Korean Ryugyong restaurant in the Chinese city of Ningbo until they defected to South Korea in Apr. 2016, the United Nations special ..
          President Moon calls for independent investigation of DSC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
After South Korean President Moon Jae-in called for an independent military team to carry out a special investigation of the military’s Defense Security Command (DSC), attention is focusing on the com..
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Hyundai Kia Automotive Group has entered a strategic alliance with Google to develop an Android Auto, a car-compatible operating system, for the South Korean market. Android Auto is one of the premier..
          [Photo] Suspension of South Korea-US joint military drills saves only US$14 million      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
On July 10, US Defense Department spokesperson Colonel Robert Manning told Newsweek that the suspension of the Ulchi Freedom Guardian drills has saved the US government an estimated US$14 million. Dur..
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South Korea’s relationship with the cryptocurrency industry has ebbed and flowed over the years. There has been a blanket ban on ICOs, set in September 2017, as well as strong rumours in January — that were eventually dismissed — that cryptocurrencies in their entirety would be banned. However, things have warmed up in the Asian […]

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India rama cham mek, South Korea President Moon Jae-in pualin nimin khan Rashtrapati Bhawan-ah a lawmna buatsaih a ni. President Moon hi a nupui Kim Jung-sook
          Does Modi really need South Korea more than South Korea needs Modi? Just consider this      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Moon is targeting economies with top growth potential: Several Asean nations and India are projected to grow quicker than South Korea in the coming years.
          Healcerion's wireless ultrasound scanner debuts in US      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Sonon 300L portable wireless ultrasound scanner has been launched by South Korea-based Healcerion in the US.  -More

          Netizens Call Son NaEun The South Korean Kim Kardashian      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Son NaEunIn 2018, the whole world by now most likely knows who Kim Kardashian is, the wife of US rapper Kanye West.

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          First Lady of South Korea attends Changwon K-POP World Festival finale in India      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

[India], July 10 (ANI): The First Lady of South Korea Ms Kim Jung Sook attended the Changwon K-POP World Festival here at Siri Fort Auditorium.

The Korean Cultural Centre India organized the Grand Finale round of the festival which was judged by famous Korean boy band 'Snuper' who also performed at the event.

The grand finale opened with the performance of Staccato group, Delhi, who were the winners of vocal category last year.

In the final competition between 22 teams and solo performers 'Juchy' from Mizoram won the first prize for vocal category, while 'We Are Family Crew' from Delhi took home the top prize in dance category.

Kim Kum-pyoung, director of Korean Cultural Centre, India said that K-pop fans are growing tremendously in India. Seeing the growing love for K-pop he wishes to bring BTS and Exo group to India. He also thanked Snuper group for their wonderful performance.

This year over 1,200 participants in 532 teams from all round India registered their performance videos, in which they sang in perfect Korean language and executed all dance moves.

Starting from Kolkata on 26th May, the preliminary regional rounds were held in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Patna, Bengaluru, Odisha, Hyderabad, Mizoram and Manipur between 16th to 30th June.

The winners of the K-pop contest, India will compete at K-Pop World Festival Final, Seoul on October 5. (ANI)


          Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE: NAT) - New vessel delivered to NAT today - impacting earnings capacity positively      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Hamilton, Bermuda, July 10, 2018

Dear shareholders,

We have previously advised you of the new buildings coming from Samsung shipbuilding in South Korea in 2018, the first one now in July. The second ship is scheduled for delivery at the end of August and the third one at the end of October.

We are pleased to inform you that the delivery of the first...

Hamilton, Bermuda, July 10, 2018

Dear shareholders,

We have previously advised you of the new buildings coming from Samsung shipbuilding in South Korea in 2018, the first one now in July. The second ship is scheduled for delivery at the end of August and the third one at the end of October.

We are pleased to inform you that the delivery of the first new building took place today exactly as planned. The vessel has the name of Nordic Aquarius.

Over the years we have received several new buildings from Samsung. All transactions have been performed in a flawless way. The ship is 156,900 DWT being able to load one million barrels of crude oil.

The Nordic Aquarius will be employed in worldwide trading. The first voyage is expected to be from the Singapore area to Western Europe. As informed you earlier, as with the two others, the first new building has been financed by a sale/lease back arrangement.

Including the new buildings of 2018, NAT has now an industry leading suezmax age fleet profile along with the best balance sheet in the tanker industry. We have decided against going for a bond offering for reasons as informed you earlier. The three new buildings this year will reduce the average age of the NAT fleet substantially, to about 10 years per ship.

There is optimism in the tanker industry.

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Matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements.  The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe harbor protections for forward-looking statements in order to encourage companies to provide prospective information about their business. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements, which are other than statements of historical facts.

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Important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand in the tanker market, as a result of changes in OPEC's petroleum production levels and world wide oil consumption and storage, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for our vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessels breakdowns and instances of off-hires and other important factors described from time to time in the reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the prospectus and related prospectus supplement, our Annual Report on Form 20-F, and our reports on Form 6-K.

Contacts:  
   
Gary J. Wolfe
Seward & Kissel LLP
New York, USA
Tel: +1 212 574 1223
 
   
Bjørn Giæver, CFO
Nordic American Tankers Limited
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Nordic American Tankers Limited
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          Has That Manchurian "President" Been A Russian Asset For Three Decades? Will Mueller Ever Tell Us?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Useful Idiots, Enablers by Chip Proser

I'm guessing Jonathan Chait and Glenn Greenwald are not sitting down for some blinis and caviar at the Russian Tea Room any time soon. Chait's New York magazine collusion column over the weekend, Will Trump Be Meeting With His Counterpart-- Or His Handler, is the kind of thing that sends Trumpists-- as well as Greenwald-- into a rage. Chait wrote that when the news of the Russian hack of the DNC broke in June, 2016, "nobody raised the faintest suspicions that Russia wished to alter the outcome of the election, let alone that Trump or anybody connected with him might have been in cahoots with a foreign power. It was a third-rate cyberburglary. Nothing to see here." Since then "trying to discern the size and shape of the scandal is an exercise in uncertainty." The legitimacy of the Trumpist regime is at stake... The media," Chait asserts, "has treated the notion that Russia has personally compromised the president of the United States as something close to a kook theory" and then proposes that an "unlikely but possible" theory "that this is all much worse than we suspect," that Trump has been a Russian agent since the late '80s.
The first intimations that Trump might harbor a dark secret originated among America’s European allies, which, being situated closer to Russia, have had more experience fending off its nefarious encroachments. In 2015, Western European intelligence agencies began picking up evidence of communications between the Russian government and people in Donald Trump’s orbit. In April 2016, one of the Baltic states shared with then–CIA director John Brennan an audio recording of Russians discussing funneling money to the Trump campaign. In the summer of 2016, Robert Hannigan, head of the U.K. intelligence agency GCHQ, flew to Washington to brief Brennan on intercepted communications between the Trump campaign and Russia.

The contents of these communications have not been disclosed, but what Brennan learned obviously unsettled him profoundly. In congressional testimony on Russian election interference last year, Brennan hinted that some Americans might have betrayed their country. “Individuals who go along a treasonous path,” he warned, “do not even realize they’re along that path until it gets to be a bit too late.” In an interview this year, he put it more bluntly: “I think [Trump] is afraid of the president of Russia. The Russians may have something on him personally that they could always roll out and make his life more difficult.”

...[This theory] would mean the Russia scandal began far earlier than conventionally understood and ended later-- indeed, is still happening. As Trump arranges to meet face-to-face and privately with Vladimir Putin later this month, the collusion between the two men metastasizing from a dark accusation into an open alliance, it would be dangerous not to consider the possibility that the summit is less a negotiation between two heads of state than a meeting between a Russian-intelligence asset and his handler.

It is often said that Donald Trump has had the same nationalistic, zero-sum worldview forever. But that isn’t exactly true. Yes, his racism and mendacity have been evident since his youth, but those who have traced the evolution of his hypernationalism all settle on one year in particular: 1987. Trump “came onto the political stage in 1987 with a full-page ad in the New York Times attacking the Japanese for relying on the United States to defend it militarily,” reported Edward Alden, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. “The president has believed for 30 years that these alliance commitments are a drain on our finite national treasure,” a White House official told the Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin. Tom Wright, another scholar who has delved into Trump’s history, reached the same conclusion. “1987 is Trump’s breakout year. There are only a couple of examples of him commenting on world politics before then.”

What changed that year? One possible explanation is that Trump published The Art of the Deal, which sped up his transformation from an aggressive, publicity-seeking New York developer to a national symbol of capitalism. But the timing for this account does not line up perfectly-- the book came out on November 1, and Trump had begun opining loudly on trade and international politics two months earlier. The other important event from that year is that Trump visited Moscow.

During the Soviet era, Russian intelligence cast a wide net to gain leverage over influential figures abroad. (The practice continues to this day.) The Russians would lure or entrap not only prominent politicians and cultural leaders, but also people whom they saw as having the potential for gaining prominence in the future. In 1986, Soviet ambassador Yuri Dubinin met Trump in New York, flattered him with praise for his building exploits, and invited him to discuss a building in Moscow. Trump visited Moscow in July 1987. He stayed at the National Hotel, in the Lenin Suite, which certainly would have been bugged. There is not much else in the public record to describe his visit, except Trump’s own recollection in The Art of the Deal that Soviet officials were eager for him to build a hotel there. (It never happened.)

Trump returned from Moscow fired up with political ambition. He began the first of a long series of presidential flirtations, which included a flashy trip to New Hampshire. Two months after his Moscow visit, Trump spent almost $100,000 on a series of full-page newspaper ads that published a political manifesto. “An open letter from Donald J. Trump on why America should stop paying to defend countries that can afford to defend themselves,” as Trump labeled it, launched angry populist charges against the allies that benefited from the umbrella of American military protection. “Why are these nations not paying the United States for the human lives and billions of dollars we are losing to protect their interests?”

Trump’s letter avoided the question of whom the U.S. was protecting those countries from. The primary answer, of course, was the Soviet Union. After World War II, the U.S. had created a liberal international order and underwritten its safety by maintaining the world’s strongest military. A central goal of Soviet, and later Russian, foreign policy was to split the U.S. from its allies.

The safest assumption is that it’s entirely coincidental that Trump launched a national campaign, with himself as spokesman, built around themes that dovetailed closely with Soviet foreign-policy goals shortly after his Moscow stay. Indeed, it seems slightly insane to contemplate the possibility that a secret relationship between Trump and Russia dates back this far. But it can’t be dismissed completely. How do you even think about the small but real chance-- 10 percent? 20 percent?-- that the president of the United States has been covertly influenced or personally compromised by a hostile foreign power for decades?

Russian intelligence gains influence in foreign countries by operating subtly and patiently. It exerts different gradations of leverage over different kinds of people, and uses a basic tool kit of blackmail that involves the exploitation of greed, stupidity, ego, and sexual appetite. All of which are traits Trump has in abundance.



Throughout his career, Trump has always felt comfortable operating at or beyond the ethical boundaries that constrain typical businesses. In the 1980s, he worked with La Cosa Nostra, which controlled the New York cement trade, and later employed Michael Cohen and Felix Sater, both of whom have links to the Russian Mafia. Trump habitually refused to pay his counterparties, and if the people he burned (or any journalists) got in his way, he bullied them with threats. Trump also reportedly circulated at parties for wealthy men featuring cocaine and underage girls.

One might think this notoriety immunizes Trump from blackmail. Curiously, however, Trump’s tolerance for risk has always been matched by careful control over information. He maintains a fanatical secrecy about his finances and has paid out numerous settlements to silence women. The combination of a penchant for compromising behavior, a willingness to work closely with criminals, and a desire to protect aspects of his privacy makes him the ideal blackmail target.

It is not difficult to imagine that Russia quickly had something on Trump, from either exploits during his 1987 visit or any subsequent embarrassing behavior KGB assets might have uncovered. But the other leverage Russia enjoyed over Trump for at least 15 years is indisputable-- in fact, his family has admitted to it multiple times. After a series of financial reversals and his brazen abuse of bankruptcy laws, Trump found it impossible to borrow from American banks and grew heavily reliant on unconventional sources of capital. Russian cash proved his salvation. From 2003 to 2017, people from the former USSR made 86 all-cash purchases-- a red flag of potential money laundering-- of Trump properties, totaling $109 million. In 2010, the private-wealth division of Deutsche Bank also loaned him hundreds of millions of dollars during the same period it was laundering billions in Russian money. “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets,” said Donald Jr. in 2008. “We don’t rely on American banks. We have all the funding we need out of Russia,” boasted Eric Trump in 2014.

Since Vladimir Putin, a former KGB agent, rose to power in 1999, money has become a key source of Russian political leverage. The Russian state (and hence Putin) controls the most lucrative sectors of its economy, and Russian investment is not designed solely to maximize return. Shady business transactions offer the perfect cover for covert payments, since just about the entire Russian economy is shady. Trump’s adamant refusal to disclose his tax returns has many possible explanations, but none is more obvious than the prospect that he is hiding what are effectively bribes.

During the Obama administration, Russia grew more estranged from the United States as its aggressive behavior toward its neighbors triggered hostile responses from NATO. Putin grew increasingly enamored of reactionary social theories portraying traditional, conservative, Christian Europe as pitted in a civilizational struggle against both decadent liberalism and radical Islam. Also during this time, Trump carved out a brand as a populist hero of the right by publicly questioning Obama’s birthplace and legitimacy.

In July 2013, Trump visited Moscow again. If the Russians did not have a back-channel relationship or compromising file on Trump 30 years ago, they very likely obtained one then. Former FBI director James Comey recounts in his book that Trump was obsessed with reports that he had been recorded in a hotel room watching prostitutes urinate on a bed that Barack Obama had once slept in. Trump, Comey wrote, “argued that it could not be true because he had not stayed overnight in Moscow but had only used the hotel room to change his clothes.” The journalists Michael Isikoff and David Corn have reconstructed Trump’s trip to Moscow and established that he did in fact stay overnight.

This was not the only allegation Trump forcefully and implausibly denied in his early meetings with Comey. He also denied that he had offered a pornographic-film star money to come to his room, grabbed a woman sitting next to him on an airplane, and mocked a disabled reporter at a rally. The other denials have gained no credence in the media. (Indeed, the last incident was broadcast on national television.) But Trump’s dismissal of the Moscow-hotel-room allegation has been given the benefit of the doubt by most reporters, who typically describe the charge as “salacious” and “unverified,” which it most certainly is, and treat that to mean “absurd,” which it is not. There is growing reason to think the pee tape might indeed exist.

There has never been much doubt about Russia’s motive to engineer a caper like this. Russian intelligence has a documented and long-standing practice of gathering compromising intelligence on visiting dignitaries. The use of prostitutes and the bugging of hotel rooms are standard. The skepticism has instead focused on both the source of the allegations, former British-intelligence official turned private investigator Christopher Steele, and Trump himself.

Steele’s dossier burst into public view in January 2017, introducing so many astonishing claims into the public domain that it read like politicized fiction, a modern-day Protocols of the Elders of Zion. “There has been no public corroboration of the salacious allegations against Mr. Trump, nor of the specific claims about coordination between his associates and the Russians,” the Times stated authoritatively last fall. “In fact, some of those claims have been challenged with supporting evidence. For instance, Mr. Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, produced his passport to rebut the dossier’s claim that he had secret meetings in Prague with a Russian official last year.”

The truth is that much of the reporting of the Russia scandal over the past 18 months has followed the contours of what Steele’s sources told him. Steele reported that “the Kremlin had been feeding Trump and his team valuable intelligence on his opponents, including Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton,” in June 2016, days after the Trump Tower meeting occurred but a year before it would be publicly confirmed. Steele obtained early news of the Kremlin’s strategy to exploit divides within the Democratic Party through social media; the role of Carter Page, a member of Trump’s foreign-policy team whom Russia had been trying to cultivate as a spy since at least 2013; and other now-familiar elements of the story.

Even the accusations in the dossier that have purportedly been refuted have gained support from law enforcement. Mueller has reportedly obtained evidence that Cohen actually did visit Prague during the 2016 campaign, contrary to his denials. The FBI has learned that Cohen “was in frequent contact with foreign individuals” who “had knowledge of or played a role in 2016 election meddling,” according to BuzzFeed News.

Then there is Trump himself. While the president’s character has never been exactly deemed above reproach, some doubts have lingered about whether he would really hire prostitutes to defile a bed merely because Obama had slept there and whether a tape of such a thing would truly shame him.

These questions have been answered in the affirmative. Trump’s payment of hush money to Stormy Daniels and other women proves that he holds his sexual privacy dear. And the obsessive hatred of Obama that grew out of Trump’s humiliation at the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner has blossomed into a perverse and often self-destructive mania. People both inside and outside the administration report that Trump will ultimately pick whatever option he believes is the negation of Obama’s legacy. “He will ask: ‘Did Obama approve this?’ And if the answer is affirmative, he will say: ‘We don’t,’” a European diplomat told BuzzFeed News.

Isikoff and Corn reported that Trump and many of the people who accompanied him on the 2013 trip to Moscow had, earlier that year, visited a club in Las Vegas that regularly performed “simulated sex acts of bestiality and grotesque sadomasochism,” including shows in which strippers simulated urinating. Isikoff and Corn do not establish what kind of performance was on display the night Trump visited. It may or may not have involved bodily fluids. But the notion that a display of exotic sex acts lies totally outside the range of behavior Trump would enjoy is quaint and unfounded.

It’s not necessary to believe that Putin always knew he might install Trump in the Oval Office to find the following situation highly plausible: Sometime in 2015, the Russian president recognized that he had, in one of his unknown number of intelligence files, an inroad into American presidential politics. The Republican nominees from 2008 and 2012 had both run on a hawkish position against Russia (Mitt Romney had called the country America’s “No. 1 geopolitical foe”). Now, on the fringes of the GOP primaries, there was a candidate opening up what was, from Putin’s standpoint, a much-needed flank against not just Obama but his former secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aggressive position against Russia.

Trump praised Putin’s toughness and called for a thaw in relations between the two countries. At first, Putin likely considered him simply a way to goad his American foes. Then Trump captured the nomination and his value increased exponentially.

At that point, it would have been strange if Russia didn’t help Trump. After all, Russians covertly support allied politicians abroad all the time. Putin naturally sees intelligence work as central to foreign policy, and his foreign policy is fundamentally threatened by democratic, socially progressive Western Europe. During his tenure, Russia has formed overt or covert ties to right-wing parties in France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Greece, and Bulgaria. France’s right-wing party received an $11 million loan from Russia; its counterparts in Bulgaria and Greece were alleged (but not proved) to have taken funding under the table, too. More often, Russians intermingle financial dealings with political subterfuge in a complex web that appears superficially legitimate.


...For all the ambiguous, suspicious facts surrounding Trump’s ties to Russia, Manafort’s role is the most straightforward. He is an utterly amoral consultant and spent at least a decade directly advancing Russian foreign-policy interests while engaging in systemic corruption.

The story begins in 2005, when Manafort proposed to work for billionaire Russian aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska. Manafort, a Republican operative who had hired himself out to a variety of global villains, promised he would “influence politics, business dealings, and news coverage inside the United States, Europe, and former Soviet Republics to benefit President Vladimir Putin’s government” in a memo described by the Associated Press.

Russia’s oligarchs put their wealth and power at Putin’s disposal, or they don’t remain oligarchs for long. This requirement is not lost on Deripaska. “I don’t separate myself from the state,” Deripaska told the Financial Times in 2007. “I have no other interests.” A 2006 U.S. diplomatic cable described him as “among the 2-3 oligarchs Putin turns to on a regular basis.” Working for Deripaska meant working for Putin.

There’s no doubt Manafort’s offer was taken up. Deripaska hired Manafort for $10 million a year, and Manafort worked to advance Russian interests in Ukraine, Georgia, and Montenegro. Manafort brought on as his business partner in these endeavors Konstantin Kilimnik, a former member of Russia’s foreign military-intelligence agency who-- according to an indictment by Mueller — still has ties to Russian intelligence.

The mystery is exactly when, or whether, Manafort’s service to Deripaska-- which is to say, to Putin-- ended. He has hidden many of his proceeds and indeed now faces charges of money laundering. In 2010, Manafort received a $10 million loan from Deripaska, which he funneled through his shell company. (Manafort had used the same shell company to buy an apartment in Trump Tower, for cash, in 2006.)

Spending lavishly and deep in debt, Manafort went underground in 2014. Deripaska, seeking to recover funds he believed Manafort owed him, went to court, where one of his lawyers stated, “It appears that Paul Manafort and Rick Gates”-- Manafort’s longtime associate-- “have simply disappeared.” Two years later, Manafort resurfaced as Trump’s campaign manager, with Gates as his deputy, and set out to use his position to regain favor with his estranged patron. In leaked emails to Kilimnik, Manafort referred to his new standing and asked, “How do we use to get whole?” Kilimnik assured Manafort, “We will get back to the original relationship.” That is, Manafort was asking about, and Kilimnik was confirming, the possibility of trading his position as Trump’s campaign manager for debt forgiveness from Deripaska.

This much was clear in March 2016: The person who managed the campaign of a pro-Russian candidate in Ukraine was now also managing the campaign of a pro-Russian candidate in the United States. And Trump’s campaign certainly looked like the same play Putin had run many times before: Trump inflamed internal ethnic division, assailed the corruption of the elite, attacked Western allies while calling for cooperation with Russia, and sowed distrust in the fairness of the vote count. And in addition to deploying social-media bots and trolls, Russia apparently spent directly to help elect Trump. The FBI is investigating Alexander Torshin, a Russian banker who built ties to Republicans and allegedly funneled campaign funds to the National Rifle Association, which spent three times as much to help Trump as it had on behalf of Romney four years earlier.

Trump surrounded himself with several staffers, in addition to Manafort, with unusually close ties to Russia. His national-security adviser, Michael Flynn, had traveled to Moscow in 2015 to fête Putin at a banquet; George Papadopoulos met with Russian officials during the campaign; Russia had marked Carter Page as a possible asset. Michael Cohen and Felix Sater, the two business associates of Trump’s with decades-long ties to Russian organized crime, engaged in a mix of diplomatic and commercial negotiations with Russia during the campaign.


Several Trump advisers knew Russia was working to help Trump. Papadopoulos let it slip that Russia had dirt on Clinton; Roger Stone, a former longtime business partner of Manafort’s who communicated regularly with Trump throughout the campaign, knew what material WikiLeaks had obtained, according to two associates. Stone also repeatedly boasted of his back-channel contacts to Julian Assange and flaunted advance knowledge of what dirt Assange had. Between a pair of phone conversations Donald Jr. had to set up his Trump Tower meeting, he spoke with someone with a blocked phone number. (His father has a blocked phone number.) John K. Mashburn, a former campaign and current White House staffer, testified in March that he recalled receiving an email in early 2016 that Russia had negative information on Clinton.

Russia’s hacking appears, in short, to have been common knowledge within the campaign. Despite that, Trump repeatedly denied that Russia had any involvement with the email hacking, suggesting China or a 400-pound man might be the true culprit. Trump and his advisers also made at least 20 false public denials that they had any contact with Russian officials during the campaign.

...One example of the kind Trump’s campaign may still be hiding came briefly to light two summers ago. In July 2016, a loose-knit community of computer scientists and cybersecurity experts discovered a strange pattern of online traffic between two computer servers. One of those servers belonged to Alfa Bank in Moscow and the other to the Trump Organization. Alfa Bank’s owners had “assumed an unforeseen level of prominence and influence in the economic and political affairs of their nation,” as a federal court once put it.

The analysts noted that the traffic between the two servers occurred during office hours in New York and Moscow and spiked in correspondence with major campaign events, suggesting it entailed human communication rather than bots. More suspiciously, after New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau asked Alfa Bank about it but before he brought it up with the Trump campaign, the server in Trump Tower shut down. The timing strongly implied Alfa Bank was communicating with Trump.

In October, Slate’s Franklin Foer broke the story of the servers and the computer scientists’ analysis about what it seemed to mean, which he called “a suggestive body of evidence that doesn’t absolutely preclude alternative explanations.” When Foer’s story landed, the political world treated it as insane. Vox, which had dismissed reports about Trump’s secret Russian ties as “poorly evidenced conspiracy theories,” savaged the server report. The Intercept called it “wacky.” Lichtblau reported that the FBI was investigating the server but that it “ultimately concluded that there could be an innocuous explanation, like a marketing email or spam, for the computer contacts.”

That story became famous primarily for its headline conclusion, “Investigating Donald Trump, FBI Sees No Clear Link to Russia.” And yet, CNN reported in March 2017 that the FBI’s investigation into the server remained open. Meanwhile, the biggest mystery of Foer’s story-- why did Trump and Russia need a computer server to communicate?-- now has a coherent answer.

It was already apparent in 2016 that the highest-profile parts of Russia’s messaging machine, like RT and Sputnik, were biased toward Trump. But now we know that its social-media activity employed precise demographic and geographic targeting — far more precise than a foreign country would be expected to have and notably concentrated on “key demographic groups in areas of the states that turned out to be pivotal,” CNN reported. That information is highly valuable: When a Republican staffer named Aaron Nevins received stolen Democratic Party voter-profile data from Guccifer 2.0, the Russian-backed hacker, that summer, he wrote to the hacker, “This is probably worth millions of dollars.” The Alfa Bank server connection might not have been put to the exact same kind of collaborative purpose, but Russia’s social-media operation needed some fine-grained expertise to direct its targeted messages. It likely got it from somebody connected to Trump and quite possibly used the server to transmit directly with Trump Tower. If that server was transmitting data to and from Moscow, who in Trump Tower was feeding it?

...Now that he’s in office, Trump’s ties to Russia have attracted close scrutiny, and he has found his room to maneuver with Putin sharply constrained by his party. In early 2017, Congress passed sanctions to retaliate against Russia’s election attack. Trump lobbied to weaken them, and when they passed by vetoproof supermajorities, he was reportedly “apoplectic” and took four days to agree to sign the bill even knowing he couldn’t block it. After their passage, Trump has failed to enforce the sanctions as directed.

Trump also moved to return to Russia a diplomatic compound that had been taken by the Obama administration; announced that he and Putin had “discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit” to jointly guard against “election hacking”; and congratulated the Russian strongman for winning reelection, despite being handed a card before the call warning: “Do not congratulate.”

More recently, as Trump has slipped the fetters that shackled him in his first year in office, his growing confidence and independence have been expressed in a series of notably Russophilic moves. He has defied efforts by the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, and Canada to placate him, opening a deep rift with American allies. He announced that Russia should be allowed back into the G7, from which it had been expelled after invading Ukraine and seizing Crimea. Trump later explained that Russia had been expelled because “President Obama didn’t like [Putin]” and also because “President Obama lost Crimea, just so you understand. It’s his fault-- yeah, it’s his fault.”

During the conference, Trump told Western leaders that Crimea rightfully belongs to Russia because most of its people speak Russian. In private remarks, he implored French president Emmanuel Macron to leave the European Union, promising a better deal. Trump also told fellow leaders “NATO is as bad as NAFTA”-- reserving what for Trump counts as the most severe kind of insult to describe America’s closest military alliance. At a rally in North Dakota last month, he echoed this language: “Sometimes our worst enemies are our so-called friends or allies, right?”

Last summer, Putin suggested to Trump that the U.S. stop having joint military exercises with South Korea. Trump’s advisers, worried the concession would upset American allies, talked him out of the idea temporarily, but, without warning his aides, he offered it up in negotiations with Kim Jong-un. Again confounding his advisers, he has decided to arrange a one-on-one summit with Putin later this month, beginning with a meeting between the two heads of state during which no advisers will be present.

...Trump’s determination to conciliate Putin can’t be dismissed as casual trolling or some idle attraction to a friendly face. It has a serious cost: He is raising suspicions among the public, and among probably some hawkish Republican senators, whose support he very much needs against Mueller. His motive for these foreign-policy moves is obviously strong enough in his mind to be worth prolonging an investigation he is desperate to terminate.

There is one other way in which Trump’s behavior has changed in recent months. As Mueller has plunged deeper into his murky dealings with Russia, the president has increasingly abandoned the patina of innocence. Trump used to claim he would be vindicated, and his advisers insisted his periodic fits sprang from an irrational resentment that Mueller was tarnishing his election and obscuring his achievements.



Trump barely puts much effort into predicting a clean bill of health anymore. He acts like a man with a great deal to hide: declining to testify, dangling pardons to keep witnesses from incriminating him, publicly chastising his attorney general for not quashing the whole investigation, and endorsing Russia’s preposterous claims that it had nothing to do with the election at all. (“Russia continues to say they had nothing to do with Meddling in our Election!” he tweeted last month, contradicting the conclusion of every U.S. intelligence agency.) Trump’s behavior toward Russia looks nothing like that of a leader of a country it attacked and exactly like that of an accessory after the fact.

“After” could be optimistic. The logic of Russia’s role in helping Trump has not changed since the election. If Trump’s campaign hired hackers to penetrate his opponent’s communications or voting machines, they would risk arrest. But Putin can hire hackers with impunity. Mueller can indict Russians, and he has, but he can’t arrest them unless they decide to leave Russia. Outsourcing Trump’s hacking work to Putin made perfect sense for both men in 2016, and still does.

And if you’re Putin, embarking upon a coveted summit with the most Russophilic president since World War II, who is taking a crowbar to the alliance of your enemies, why wouldn’t you help him in 2018 and 2020? Ever since the fall of 2016, when Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell privately turned down an Obama-administration proposal for a bipartisan warning to Russia not to interfere in the election, the underlying dynamic has been set: Most Republicans would rather win an election with Putin’s help than lose one without it. The Democrats, brimming with rage, threaten to investigate Russian activity if they win a chamber of Congress this November. For Putin to redouble his attack-- by hacking into voting machines or some other method-- would be both strategic and in keeping with his personality. Why stop now?

Meanwhile, the White House has eliminated its top cybersecurity position. That might simply reflect a Republican bias against bureaucratic expertise. But it might also be just what it looks like: The cop on the beat is being fired because his boss is in cahoots with the crooks.

Shortly before Trump’s inauguration, according to Israeli journalist Ronen Bergman, Israeli intelligence officials gathered at CIA headquarters, where they were told something astonishing: Russia, the agency believed, had “leverages of pressure” over the incoming president. Therefore, the agency advised the Israelis to consider the possibility that Trump might pass their secrets on to Russia. The Israelis dismissed the warning as outlandish. Who could believe that the world’s most powerful country was about to hand its presidency to a Russian dupe? That the United States government had, essentially, fallen?

A few months later, Trump invited Russian diplomats into the Oval Office. He boasted to them that he had fired “nut job” James Comey. “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.” At the same meeting, Trump passed on to the Russians a highly sensitive intelligence secret Israel had captured from a valuable source inside ISIS. It was the precise danger Israel had been cautioned about.

Like many of the suspicious facts surrounding Trump’s relations with Russia, it was possible to construct a semi-innocent defense. Maybe he just likes to brag about what he knows. Maybe he’s just too doddering to remember what’s a secret. And as often happens, these unwieldy explanations gained general acceptance. It seemed just too crazy to consider the alternative: It was all exactly what it appeared to be.



Today, only 2 senators-- Rand Paul (R-KY) and Mike Lee (R-UT)-- voted against Jack Reed's amendment-- cosponsored by, among others, Pat Toomey (R-PA), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA)-- reaffirming the American commitment to NATO-- a very direct slap in the face of Trump and his affinity to Putin and the Kremlin. It passed 97-2. Also, earlier today, the Center for American Progress, released a new report from their Moscow Project, Putin's Payout: 10 Ways Trump Has Supported Putin's Foreign Policy Agenda. The gist of it:
Putin’s Goal: Weaken and divide the transatlantic alliance.
Putin’s Payout: Trump undermines US relationships with European allies and calls the US’s commitment to NATO into question.
Putin’s Goal: Degrade the European Union and foster pro-Russian political movements.
Putin’s Payout: Trump attacks the EU and actively supports anti-EU, Kremlin-backed parties.
• Putin’s Goal: Disrupt American leadership of the global economic order.
Putin’s Payout: Trump is eagerly pushing for an all-out trade war with Europe.
 Putin’s Goal: Build global resentment and distrust towards the US and stoke anti-American sentiment.
Putin’s Payout: America’s closest allies are explicitly suspicious and distrusting of the US because of Trump’s rhetoric and actions.
 Putin’s Goal: Relieve economic and domestic political pressure from US sanctions on Russia.
Putin’s Payout: Trump tries to roll back, impede, and blunt the impact of sanctions at every step.
 Putin’s Goal: Legitimize his regime in the eyes of the world.
Putin’s Payout: Trump repeatedly praises and defends Putin, lending the weight of the US presidency providing validation towards Putin’s cause.
Putin’s Goal: Revive Russia’s status as a great power and gain international recognition for its illegal seizure of Crimea.
Putin’s Payout: Trump publicly says that Crimea is part of Russia and calls for Russia to be welcomed back into the international community with no concessions.
Putin’s Goal: Continue to sow discord in Western democracies and avoid repercussions for interfering in US and European elections.
Putin’s Payout: Trump dismisses Russian interference and has done nothing to prevent future meddling, putting him at odds with his own intelligence community.
Putin’s Goal: Soften America’s adversarial stance toward Russia.
Putin’s Payout: Trump is shifting the Republican Party’s generations-long hawkish views on Russia.
Putin’s Goal: Destabilize the US from within.
Putin’s Payout: Trump attacks US institutions while driving divisive politics and eroding democratic norms.


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Korea has a very efficient high speed railway system and these are available at good prices, officials have said here suggesting that post Narendra Modi-President Moon Jae-in talks, now the push is to get into something tangible.It is in this context, they say, the agreement inked on Tuesday between the Research Design and Standards Organization (RDSO) of India and Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI) will go a long way in boosting the cooperation and also helping India improve its railway infrastructures.RDSO officials visited Korea at the behest of the Railway Minister who visited Korea in 2015; and the idea was to explore the Korean model of high speed railways and also a variety of railway technologies where Korea has strengths, Indian ambassador to South Korea Vikram Doraiswami said here on Tuesday after the delegation level talks between two sides.Prime Minister Modi and Korean President Moon Jae-in participated at the talks that pledged to enhance bilateral trade to $50 billion a year by 2030, up from $20 billion now.Koreans are keen to get into the high speed railway market in India. According to Indian envoy, the Korean railway system has strengths in technologies including in the railway centre of gravity where a train would be able to take turn on a curve without derailing.They also have increased safety standards and increased various signalling equipment, rolling stocks, etc.A relative latecomer in Asia for the high-speed railway market, South Korea is now ranked fourth in the world in terms of technologies, after France, Germany and Japan.In fact, on rolling stocks, officials say Korea already has presence in India as most of the metro lines in Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad are enlisting services of Hyundai Rotem.The RDSO is already working in coordination with Japan and under a pact worked out in 2015, the Japan Railway Technical Research Institute is to cooperate in the areas of safety in train operation; advanced techniques of maintenance and use of environment friendly technologies in India.On the overall investment from Korea, the Indian envoy said, $ 3.5 billion have come in couple of years, adding: what is (more) interesting to note is at the scale in which that has come.The automobile manufacturing South Korean major, KIA Motors, is coming up with an unit and a township at Anantpur in Andhra Pradesh wherein 3 lakh cars will be made each year starting from 2019.What it essentially means is that by the time its full capacity is installed, India will be the fourth largest market for production for the motor group, he said.Among other companies, Samsung, which launched its new unit in Noida on Monday, will bring out at least 10 million smart phones every month from Indian hub.At present largest numbers of Samsung smart phones come from Vietnam which is 1 million mobiles a week.....On broad scale, we are actually looking at the significant expansion of production capacity in automobiles, electronics and also new sectors that includes textiles, food processing and chemicals, Mr Doraiswami said.India and Korea also exchanged a Joint Statement on Tuesday on the Early Harvest Package of the Upgraded Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA).This pact essentially has three chapters - Goods, Services and Investment. We want to see progress in all three, said Indian envoy.He further pointed that under this 11 main commodity goods would be covered opening new avenues and opportunities for India to step up exports in areas which are of particular interests for India.On this, there will be boost in exports of Agri commodities and also of marine products. We have significant market in the rest of the world but not yet in Korea, ambassador Mr Doraiswami commented.UNI DEVN SNU 1211
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Asian stocks retreated and perceived safe havens such as the yen and U.S. Treasuries rose on Wednesday after the United States said it would impose tariffs on an extra 200 billion worth of Chinese imports, sharply escalating the trade war between the worlds two biggest economies.Washington decided to impose the extra tariffs after efforts to negotiate a solution to the dispute failed to reach an agreement, senior administration officials said on Tuesday.The United States had just imposed tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods on Friday, drawing immediate retaliatory duties from Beijing on U.S. imports in the first shots of a heated trade war. U.S. President Donald Trump had warned then that his country may ultimately impose tariffs on more than $500 billion worth of Chinese imports.MSCIs broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.4 percent. The index had gained for the past two sessions, having enjoyed a lull from the trade war fears that lashed global markets last week.South Koreas KOSPI lost 1 percent and Japans Nikkei fell 1.2 percent.SandP 500 and Dow futures were down 0.8 percent and 0.95 percent, respectively, pointing to a lower open for Wall Street later in the day.The markets still remain sensitive to the trade-related theme, which is something investors have to take into account for the long term, said Yoshinori Shigemi, global market strategist at JPMorgan Asset Management in Tokyo.At the same time, the trade dispute can easily be blamed for a variety of ills. But it could mask over factors that could also weigh on equities in the longer run, such as tighter monetary policies led by the United States.The yen, often sought in times of political tensions and market turmoil, gained against a number of peers.The dollar was down 0.1 percent at 110.88 yen, pulled back from a near two-month peak of 111.355.The euro fell 0.25 percent to 130.11 yen and the Australian dollar lost 0.7 percent to 82.24 yen.The Aussie, considered a liquid proxy for China-related trades, fell 0.5 percent against the dollar to $0.7422.The 10-year Treasury note yield fell roughly 4 basis points to 2.8345 percent, pulling back from the previous days peak of 2.875 percent.Brent crude futures lost 0.57 percent to $78.41 a barrel. Oil had risen the previous day, supported by a larger-than expected U.S. stock draw and supply concerns in Norway and Libya.REUTERS KAS 0641
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A sell-off in Chinese markets knocked Asian stocks on Wednesday as U.S. threats of tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods pushed the worlds two biggest economies ever closer towards a full-scale trade war.Washington proposed the extra tariffs after efforts to negotiate a solution to the dispute failed to reach an agreement, senior administration officials said on Tuesday.The United States had just imposed tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods on Friday, drawing immediate retaliatory duties from Beijing on U.S. imports in the first shots of a heated trade war. U.S. President Donald Trump had warned then that his country may ultimately impose tariffs on more than $500 billion worth of Chinese imports - roughly the total amount of U.S. imports from China last year.With no early end appearing to be in sight for the escalating tit-for-tat world trade frictions and rising trade protectionism, global trade wars have become one of the key downside risks to world growth and trade in the second half of 2018 and for 2019, wrote Rajiv Biswas, Asia Pacific chief economist at IHS Markit.MSCIs broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 1.1 percent. The index had gained for the past two sessions, having enjoyed a lull from the trade war fears that lashed global markets last week.Hong Kongs Hang Seng slid 1.65 percent and the Shanghai Composite Index dropped 1.8 percent.SandP 500 and Dow futures were down 0.7 percent and 0.8 percent, respectively, pointing to a lower open for Wall Street later in the day.South Koreas KOSPI lost 0.65 percent and Japans Nikkei fell 1.4 percent.The markets still remain sensitive to the trade-related theme, which is something investors have to take into account for the long term, said Yoshinori Shigemi, global market strategist at JPMorgan Asset Management in Tokyo.At the same time, the trade dispute can easily be blamed for a variety of ills. But it could mask over factors that could also weigh on equities in the longer run, such as tighter monetary policies led by the United States.The yen, often sought in times of political tensions and market turmoil, gained against a number of peers.The dollar traded at 111.06 yen, pulled back from a near two-month peak of 111.355.The euro fell 0.15 percent to 130.23 yen and the Australian dollar lost 0.6 percent to 82.32 yen.The Aussie, considered a liquid proxy for China-related trades, fell 0.6 percent against the dollar to $0.7414.Chinas yuan lost 0.3 percent against the dollar and back towards an 11-month low plumbed last week.The 10-year Treasury note yield fell 3 basis points to 2.841 percent, pulling back sharply from a one-week peak of 2.875 percent scaled the previous day.Oil prices fell after the United States said it would consider requests from some countries to be exempted from sanctions it will put into effect in November that prevents Iran from exporting oil.Brent crude futures lost 1 percent to $78.05 a barrel. Oil had risen the previous day, supported by a larger-than expected U.S. stock draw and supply concerns in Norway and Libya.Copper on the London Metal Exchange sank roughly 3 percent to brush $6,092.50 per tonne, lowest since July 2017, before pulling back a little to $6,141.00.REUTERS SV 0941
          China to reduce tariffs on Indian medicines after Xi-Modi summit - Other members of Asia-Pacific trade agree to similar reductions      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
China has agreed to cut tariffs and increase imports of medicines, especially anti-cancer drugs, as a result of negotiations on tariff reductions under the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement. Other members of the trade agreement, including South Korea, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Laos, have also agreed to cut tariffs. As part of a crucial move to broaden its trade ties amid strained relations with the US, China will now import more medicines from India. According to an agreement reached between India and China, New Delhi will reduce tariffs on 8,549 products, while Beijing reduces tariffs on 3142 products.
          Samsung Gear S4: S Voice Ditched in Favor of Bixby – Comes with Wear OS      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Samsung settles its game with modest upgrades in 2018. The South Korean company failed this year, and Galaxy S9 and S9+ did not make the waves expected, so the public
          Arsene Wenger: Mesut Ozil affected by Turkish president fallout at World Cup      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ESPN FC's Ale Moreno assesses how Arsenal will line up with attacking threats of Ozil, Mkhitaryan, Lacazette and newly acquired Aubameyang. With Mesut Ozil signing a new three-year deal with Arsenal, Gab Marcotti questions how Arsene Wenger will assemble a 'top-heavy' attack. Mark Ogden discusses Arsenal's new signing from Dortmund and looks at what Mesut Ozil's new three-and-a-half year contract means for the Gunners. Arsene Wenger said Mesut Ozil did not appear to be himself while playing for Germany at the World Cup, and that the midfielder was negatively affected by the uproar at home over his photo with the Turkish president. Ozil has been subjected to criticism at home following Germany's exit in the group stage in Russia as the defending champions lost to both Mexico and South Korea. He had also been at the centre of a controversy in Germany before the tournament after the Arsenal star and Manchester City's...
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          Black Desert Mobile – 6th playable starting character revealed for Taiwan server      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Earlier today, Pearl Abyss held a media conference in Taiwan to announce the local launch date of Black Desert Mobile and reveal the 6th starting character which even the South Korean server did not have. First off, Black Desert Mobile will begin pre-registration in Taiwan on 18 July, followed by the official launch on Google […]
          Samsung Galaxy Watch Name Spotted in Trademark Filing, Said to Debut With Bixby Integration      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The 'Galaxy Watch' will be the next smartwatch model by Samsung, if an official trademark filing with the Korean Intellectual Property Office is to be believed. A previous rumour revealed the new moniker and claimed that the South Korean giant will use the new name for the Gear S3 successor that was previously in the headlines as the Gear S4. It was also expected to run Wear OS, instead of Samsung's own Tizen operating system. Now, it has also been reported that the next generation Samsung wearable will come with Bixby support. The company is already in plans to uplift its voice assistant to compete against the likes of Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple's Siri, and it is now said that Bixby 2.0 will be deployed on the Galaxy Watch to deliver an enhanced experience. The same Bixby version will notably be a part of the Galaxy Note 9 that is expected to debut at the Galaxy Unpacked event on August 9 alongside the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Tab S4.

As per the listing on the official Korean Intellectual Property Office website, Samsung has patented the Galaxy Watch moniker. An image confirming the new name has also been published alongside the patent listing. Instead of opting for the Gear branding, the preference for the 'Galaxy' brand for the next smartwatch model is thought to be because it will run Google's Wear OS against Samsung's proprietary Tizen OS that was powering the last three iterations of the Gear-Series models.

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In addition to the revelation of the Galaxy Watch moniker, it has now been rumoured that the new Samsung smartwatch will be powered by Bixby voice assistant. SamMobile reports that the new model will come preloaded with Bixby. It is said to be accessible to users either through the home button or using the "Hi Bixby" voice command. Further, the integration on the Galaxy Watch is reported to be the same Bixby 2.0 that is debuting on the Galaxy Note 9. We can, therefore, expect some enhanced natural language processes and artificial intelligence (AI) advancements.

Notably, as AI Center Head Gray G. Lee in a media interview in May revealed, there are plans to bring Bixby to a total of 14 million units of Samsung devices this year. The Galaxy Watch will certainly contribute to some extent on that front. Also, the Bixby integration within the Galaxy Watch will make a strong competitor against Apple Watch that includes Siri support.

If we believe some previous reports, the Galaxy Watch will run Wear OS and support UX interaction. The smartwatch, which was previously rumoured as the Gear S4, is also said to pack a 470mAh battery and offer blood pressure monitoring as well as some other fitness-focused features.


          Lotte Cinema fined after maggots found in milk-maker      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
By Nguyen Quy   &nbspJuly 11, 2018 | 04:02 pm GMT+7 Lotte Cinema in District 7 is seen in a photo on the cinema’s Facebook page. Lotte Cinema, a subsidiary of South Korea’s Lotte Group, has been fined for several food safety violations in Ho Chi Minh City. The fine of VND26.5 million ($1,146) was […]
          7/11/2018: India: South Korean first lady visits Humayun’s tomb      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook (centre) during her visit at Humayun’s tomb, in New Delhi on Monday. India and South Korea signed 11 agreements yesterday to expand business ties and more than double mutual trade to $50 billion (Dh183 billion) by...
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Directed by: Jeong-su Kang Stars: Eun-hee Bang, Min-su Choi, Yong-seok Choi Language: Korean | Subtitles: English, Korean (embed) Country: South Korea | Imdb Info | Ar: 1.85:1 | Dvdrip Also known as: Liheoseol Description: Min-su meets beautiful actress Seung-hae when he goes on a job to take care of a financial matter with … Continue reading
          Pattaya: South Korean reports taxi driver stealing valuables worth 100,000 baht      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

File photo A South Korean businessman has filed an official complaint with police following a Tuesday night theft by a Pattaya taxi driver. The mans claimed that a taxi driver fled with his bag which contained his passport, cash and credit cards. Chon Buri police were alerted to the theft at 11.45pm and headed to […]

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          India's Role for the Koreas      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
What is the issue? The South Korean President, Moon Jae-in’s visit to Delhi is of significance to India. It offers scope for India’s role in reconciliation between the North and the South Koreas. What are the recent developments? Talks between Read More ...
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          What is the longest-range assist in World Cup history? | The Knowledge      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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“Was the pass for South Korea’s second goal against Germany the longest assist in World Cup history?” asked Michael McCourt.

Our thoughts at first drifted to Ronald de Boer, who pinged a beautiful pass all of 60 yards to Dennis Bergkamp against Argentina at France 98. And we all know what happened next. But having looked at footage of Ju Se-jong’s pass for Son Heung-min’s goal against Germany we measure it at around 75 yards by the time the ball is touched into the net at the six-yard box. You may think there couldn’t be a longer assist than this but there is, and we can’t imagine any other World Cup assist can beat it.

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          Attorney: N. Korean restaurant workers in Seoul against their will      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A group of North Korean restaurant workers went to South Korea against their will in a scheme by Seoul's intelligence agency, an attorney for the workers said.
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A discussions are underway to create a special law that forbids military soldiers to intervene in political activities in South Korea.
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Striking photos by Nina Ahn and Hasisi Park explore 'honjok,' a term used to describe South Korea's new generation of lonely youths.

          Daily Current Affairs for July 6-9,2018 ( English)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Important Days:
1.     July 7 - The International Day of Cooperatives (IDC) was observed on first Saturday of July across the world to promote co-operative model as it contains core aspects of sustainable development and is based on ethical values and principles. The 2018 theme of the Day was ‘Sustainable societies through cooperation’.
National:
1.   UNESCO delegation has entered into an agreement with Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB) is going to set up ‘Design University for Gaming’ in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.For this UNESCO has requested State Government to provide 100 acres of land in Visakhapatnam for developing the city as International Gaming and Digital Learning Hub. It will help UNSECO to develop edutech gaming in state, with the target of providing 50,000 jobs in 10 years.
2.   The Law Commission of India (LCI) has recommended that gambling and betting on sports be allowed as regulated activities in its report “Legal Framework: Gambling and Sports Betting including Cricket in India”.It recommended number of changes in law for regulating betting for making it taxable under direct and indirect tax regimes and used as source for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI).
3.   The entire animal kingdom i.e. all animals, including avian and aquatic species as legal entities with rights, duties and liabilities of living person .This declaration was made by the Uttarakhand High Court Bench  consists of Justice Rajiv Sharma and Justice Lok Pal.
4.   The Supreme Court ruled that the Chief Justice of India is the ‘Master of Roster’ who has the authority to decide on allocation of cases. The ruling was given by a bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud.CJI is an individual judge and not the powerful collective of five senior-most judges of Supreme Court called the ‘Collegium’. CJI has exclusive authority to allocate cases to fellow judges and is spokesperson of the court.
5.   A mandatory dope test for all government employees, including police personnel, from the time of their recruitment through every stage of their service has ordered by Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh. Drug screening will be mandatory in cases of promotions, and also be a part of annual medical examinations.
6.     The study conducted by researchers from US based Earth Institute, Columbia University and Indian School of Business, Hyderabad recommended that Indian farmers can make a big switch from growing rice and wheat to alternative cereals such as maize, sorghum and millet, it could reduce demand for irrigation water by 33%. This could also improve nutritional availability to consumers.
7.     Satyarup Siddhanta has become second Indian mountaineer after Malli Mastan Babu to climb Mt Ojos del Salado (6893 m), the highest volcano in the world. He is certified mountaineer from Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling. He has skied last degree to South Pole by covering distance of 111 km. In December 2017 he summited Vinson Massif, becoming only fifth Indian civilian to complete the seven summits (Messner’s List).
8.     India’s most popular competitive exams, Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) (Main) and National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) will now be held twice a year and over multiple days. This announcement was announced by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD). Both exams will be conducted by newly formed National Testing Agency (NTA). It will also conduct National Eligibility Test (NET).
9.     The 67th plenary meeting of North Eastern Council (NEC) chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh was recently held in Shillong, Meghalaya. The meeting was attended by Union Minister of Development of NER and Governors and Chief Ministers of the north-eastern States. The meeting discussed development projects of Northeast States.
10.                     The Uttar Pradesh Government  has granted Status of Revenue Village to three villages inhabited by the Tongia Scheduled Tribe in and around forests in Saharanpur district under the Forest Rights Act, 2006 (FRA). The granting of Revenue Status to villages means that these villages will now come under the revenue department instead of forest department. The Forest Rights Act, 2006 has a provision for turning forest villages into revenue villages so that civic facilities reach these areas. These villages are - Kaluwala, Sodhinagar and Bhagwatpur.
11.                     The Himachal Pradesh government issued a fresh notification banning the use of thermocol cutlery across the state on July 7, 2018. This announcement was made by state’s Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on the occasion of the World Environment Day on June 5. The government has issued fresh notification reiterating that no person including shopkeepers, vendors, wholesalers, retailers, hawkers, rehriwalas will use thermocol cutlery in any form manufactured from non-biodegradable material as listed in Schedule under Himachal Pradesh Non-Biodegradable Garbage (Control) Act, 1995.
12.                     The Haryana government announced on July 7, 2018 that it has decided to enrol family members of nomadic tribes so no person living in the state remain deprive of an Aadhaar card. Under the campaign, 20 Aadhaar enrolment kits would be provided in the three sub-divisions of Gurugram to all nomadic tribe 'bastis'. A special enrolment campaign for nomadic tribes is being run till July 10 in all 22 districts.
13.                     The Telangana government has allotted 200 acres to three different women entrepreneurs' associations in the state. It has allocated 50 acres to FLO at Sultanpur, 30 acres to Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs (COWE) at Toopran and 120 acres to the Association of Lady Entrepreneurs of India (ALEAP) and also 10 per cent of land in all the 140 various industrial parks in the state are earmarked for women entrepreneurs.
14.                     The Haryana Excise and Taxation Department has identified a total of 6,091 value-added tax (VAT) dealers in the state having arrears over Rs 5 lakh and uploaded the photographs of the defaulters on its website. The action has been taken on the directions of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) 2012-13. It was also suggested by the PAC that the names of these defaulters should be published in the newspapers.
International:
1.     An accountability court in Pakistan on July 6, 2018 sentenced ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in prison in one of the three corruption cases against him in the high-profile Panama Papers scandal. His daughter Maryam was sentenced to seven years and son-in-law Captain (retired) Safdar was sentenced one year imprisonment. While Nawaz Sharif was fined 10 million dollar, his daughter Maryam was handed down a 2.6 million dollar fine. The ruling came weeks before the general elections of Pakistan that are scheduled to be held on July 25.
2.     US $6.69 billion dollar budget for 13 peacekeeping operations for year 2018-19 has approved by the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The budget approved for missions include MINUJUSTH (UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti), MINUSCA (Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Central African Republic), MINURSO (Mission for Referendum in Western Sahara), MONUSCO (Stabilisation Mission in Democratic Republic of the Congo) and UNIFIL (Interim Force in Lebanon).
3.   The 17th World Sanskrit Conference was held at Vancouver, Canada from 9th July to 13th July, 2018. It was inaugurated by Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar. So far it has been held thrice in India. The World Sanskrit Conference is being held in various countries across the globe once in every three years under the auspices of the International Association of Sanskrit Studies. The purpose of this conference was to promote, preserve and practice Sanskrit language all over world by the people.
4.   The sixth edition of biennial World Cities Summit was jointly organised by Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities and Urban Redevelopment Authority was held in Singapore from July 8 to 12, 2018.Its theme was “Liveable & Sustainable Cities: Embracing the Future through Innovation and Collaboration. The summit was held together with Singapore International Water Week and CleanEnviro Summit Singapore.
5.   Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bhutanese counterpart Dasho Tshering Tobgay during their meeting in New Delhi agreed to take the exemplary bilateral partnership to new heights for benefit of the people of both the countries. Both leaders expressed happiness over the commemoration of Golden Jubilee of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between India and Bhutan.
6.   US officials have ordered DNA tests on '3,000' detained children who remain separated from their migrant parents in an effort to reunite families at the centre of a border crisis. The Department of Health and Human Services, HHS is doing DNA testing to confirm parentage accurately. The department is seeking to meet a court- imposed deadline of next Tuesday to reunite some 100 detained children less than five years of age.
7.   Regular citizens and NGOs will have the right to sue polluting companies in civil courts, as per a new bill proposal approved on July 8, 2018 by the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation. Israel suffered two significant pollution disasters in nature reserves during recent years, where Eilat-Ashkelon Pipeline Co and Israel Chemical Ltd were held accountable. The Israeli government hopes the new bill will put more pressure and deterrence toward big companies that do not care about the state supervision against pollution.
Science & Technology:
1.   ‘Khan Prahari’ – a mobile Application and Coal Mine Surveillance & Management System (CMSMS) has launched by the Union Ministry of Coal.  ‘Khan Prahari  is  atool used for reporting any activity taking place related to illegal coal mining like rat hole mining, pilferage etc. Using it, one can upload geo-tagged photographs of incident along with textual information directly to system. The CMSMS is web based GIS application through which location of sites for unauthorised mining can be detected. Its objective is reporting, monitoring and taking suitable action on unauthorised coal mining activities. The CMSMS and the mobile app have been developed by CMPDI, Ranchi a Subsidiary of CIL and Bhaskarcharya Institute of Space Application and Geo-informatics (BISAG).
2.   The test of Crew Escape System that provides escape mechanism for astronauts if the launch operation is aborted has successfully conducted by ISRO. The crew escape system is being developed as part of the he proposed human spaceflight programme. India at present does not have human space flight programme. Only three countries United States of America (USA), Russia and China have human space flight programmes. The only Indian scientist to ever travel to space was fighter pilot Rakesh Sharma who flew aboard Soyuz T-11 (spacecraft of former USSR) in 1984.
3.   The Centre of Excellence for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (CoE-DSAI) has opened by Indian IT industry apex body NASSCOM (National Association of Software & Services Companies) in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The centre aims to support small and mid-sized businesses (SMB) by fast-tracking their product developing, providing market access and assist them by co-creating programs along with other industry partners and start-ups.
4.     Saathi - a mobile help centre to reach out to people undertaking annual pilgrimage to 3,880-metre high holy cave shrine of Amarnath has launched by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). It will provide help and information to yatris staying in camps outside the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu. This will be in addition to security provided by CRPF to the yatra routes.  In addition, they will also provide first aid treatment to people in need and would also be distributing medicines.
Defence:
1.   Six global aircraft manufacturers have responded Indian Air Force’s (IAF) Request for Information (RFI) to supply 110 fighter aircrafts to replace its ageing fleet of MiG-21s and MiG-27s, which are being phased out of service. The bids now will be evaluated after which IAF will issue Request For Proposal (RFP) with exact specifications of aircraft to be procured. The RFP is expected by early 2019. It has not specified exact requirement of fighter jets, opening up contest to both single-and twin-engine jets.
First in State/ India/ World:
1.   First Internet telephony service Wings in India to be rolled out from August 1, 2018 is going to launch by the state-owned telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). To use the service of Internet telephony through Wings, customer needs to install soft app on any of its smart devices (like smart mobile handset/tablet/ laptop) having internet to make and receive calls from anywhere in India and abroad with any party (mobile/landline). Through wings, customer can make or receive calls by using internet service of any operator. It also launched prepaid initiative in its landline offerings and a rent free landline connection for existing subscribers.
2.   Samsung has opened the world's largest mobile factory in Noida, India. The factory will be officially inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in on July 9, 2018. The factory inauguration marks the first-ever state visit of South Korean President Moon Jae-in. The South Korean President will be accompanied by first lady Kim Jung-sook, senior cabinet members, officials as well as industry captains.
Economy:
1.   ‘GST Verify’ - a mobile app to protect interest of consumers has developed by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC). It has been developed by B Raghu Kiran joint commissioner GST Hyderabad and can be used all across the country. It will allow customers to verify their bill if any GST amount mentioned is of genuinely registered person or not. This will help consumers to save the amount shown as tax from fraudster they are cheating them.
2.   The license to Bank of China to launch operations in India has issued by the Reserve Bank of India. With this, Bank of China becomes the second Chinese bank after the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China to have a branch in India.
3.   A ministerial panel formed by the Goods and Services Tax Council on July 8, 2018 recommended that there shall be no additional tax incentives for digital transactions for a year, citing revenue considerations. The panel headed by Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said that it may think about the proposal of incentivising digital transaction again after a year, once returns and GST revenues stabilise.
Appointments/Resignations:
1.     Justice AK Goel has appointed as the new Chairperson of National Green Tribunal (NGT) by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). His appointment comes after he retired as Supreme Court Judge. He will have tenure of five years from date he assumes office or till he reaches age of 70 years, whichever is earlier. 
2.     Britain's Brexit minister David Davis has resigned two days after the cabinet approved a plan to retain strong alignment with the European Union even after leaving the bloc.
3.     Former Information and Broadcasting secretary Uday Kumar Varma has been appointed as a member of the Broadcasting Content Complaints Council, a self-regulatory body for general entertainment channels.
Sports:
1. Sports Authority of India (SAI), will now be known as ‘Sports India’. This announcement was made by Union Ministers of Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. 

          7/11/2018: THE WORLD: Military plan to quell 2017 protests probed      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
South Korea’s president has ordered an investigation into a revelation that the military drew up a plan to mobilize troops if protests last year over the fate of his impeached predecessor worsened, officials said Tuesday. Military intervention in...
          India, South Korea aim to more than double trade to $50 billion      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
India and South Korea signed 11 agreements on Tuesday to expand business ties and more than double mutual trade to $50 billion by 2030, a day after the premiers of the two countries launched a Samsung mobile phone factory near Delhi.

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JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

LUKE 21:28-29
28 And when these things begin to come to pass,(ALL THE PROPHECY SIGNS FROM THE BIBLE) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (RAPTURE) draweth nigh.
29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree,(ISRAEL) and all the trees;(ALL INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES)
30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.(ISRAEL LITERALLY BECAME AND INDEPENDENT COUNTRY JUST BEFORE SUMMER IN MAY 14,1948.)

JOEL 2:3,30
3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)

ZECHARIAH 14:12-13
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)

EZEKIEL 20:47
47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.

ZEPHANIAH 1:18
18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

MALACHI 4:1
1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;(FROM ATOMIC BOMBS) and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.
Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE

Israel shutters Gaza crossings to pressure Hamas over border violence-Netanyahu says move to be coupled with other unspecified measures, as government comes under criticism for failing to tackle scourge of blazes caused by kites and balloons-By Raoul Wootliff and Judah Ari Gross-TOI-JUL 10,18

Amid criticism over his government’s response to ongoing violence on the Gaza border, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday that Israel will close the Kerem Shalom border crossing that serves as the main entry point for commercial goods and humanitarian aid into the coastal enclave.“We will double our efforts against Hamas,” Netanyahu told his Likud faction meeting in the Knesset to the applause of party activists.The prime minister said that the Kerem Shalom closure will be coupled with “other measures that I won’t go into.”Speaking at his own Yisrael Beytenu party’s faction meeting, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said that he had instructed the IDF “to take a number of steps” to respond to “Hamas provocations” on the border.“They will start to understand that it doesn’t work in just one direction,” he said.“We are not looking for a confrontation or for a military venture but in the way Hamas operates, the [situation] deteriorates and [Hamas] is liable to pay the full price, a much heavier price than Operation Protective Edge,” Liberman added, referring to the 2014 war with the terror organization.On Sunday it was reported that Hamas had begun returning its security forces to the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, the first time the terror organization has done so since the start of deadly clashes in late March.Over the past three months, weekly clashes have taken place on the Gaza border, with Israel accusing Hamas of using the demonstrations as cover to carry out attacks and attempt to breach the security fence. The “March of Return” protests have also seen Palestinians fly airborne incendiary devices toward Israeli territory, sparking hundreds of fires in southern Israel and causing millions of shekels in estimated damages.Immediately after Netanyahu spoke, the Israel Defense Forces confirmed that Kerem Shalom wold be closed to all commercial goods into and out of the Gaza Strip.The army said humanitarian aid, notably food and medicine, would still be allowed into Gaza, but would require special permission from the military liaison to the Palestinians, Maj. Gen. Kamil Abu Rokon.According to IDF, the idea of closing Kerem Shalom was proposed by IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot and was approved by Netanyahu and Liberman.The military said the closure would continue so long as Palestinians persist in launching incendiary kites and balloons into Israel.“In light of this situation in which the Hamas terror group is taking advantage of the residents of the Strip and launching incendiary and explosive kites and balloons at the communities in the Gaza periphery… these steps are being taken,” the army said.“If this phenomenon continues, these steps will continue and even get worse,” the IDF added.The only cargo crossing between Gaza and Israel has been subject to a strict blockade by both Israel and Egypt for the past 11 years, meant to prevent terrorist groups from bringing weapons into the Strip.The crossing has been closed a number of times in the past three months after sustaining damage from fires set by Palestinian protesters.Rioters first attacked the crossing on May 4. They broke through the gates and, apparently believing they were in Israeli territory, set fire to the fuel lines, according to Israeli officials. In actuality, they were on the Palestinian side of the crossing.A week later, following a violent demonstration along the border, vandals entered Kerem Shalom and significantly damaged the fuel terminal, as well as a conveyor belt used to bring raw construction materials into Gaza and two other belts used to transport animal feed.In addition to closing the crossing, the army said it was prematurely ending the temporary extension to the permitted Gaza fishing zone, which had allowed fisherman to sail up to nine miles from the coast in order to take advantage of the summer fishing season.“The fishing zone will return to a range of six miles,” the army said.The Israeli military accused the Hamas terrorist group of encouraging Palestinians to launch incendiary kites and balloons from Gaza into Israel.“The Hamas terrorist group is response for everything done in the Gaza Strip and for all the consequences of it. Hamas is dragging the residents of the Strip into the abyss,” the army said. “The IDF will continue to act as necessary to preserve the security interests of the State of Israel.Netanyahu’s announcement came after opposition leaders slammed him for what they described as a lackluster response to the border violence and kite fires.Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid told reporters earlier Monday that the prime minister wasn’t doing enough to counter airborne arson attacks.“The prime minister has a new reason why he is doing nothing in Gaza — because he is waiting for the Americans,” Lapid said at his party’s weekly faction meeting in the Knesset.“For four years he has done nothing regarding Gaza,” he continued. “He knew, we all knew that there would be a new round of violence, but he did nothing. And now the round of violence has come. Our fields are being burned.“The army needs to be given a bigger toolbox to deal with this,” Lapid said.He claimed that Netanyahu is waiting for the Trump administration to present its peace plan and has therefore not acted to stem the arson attacks from Gaza.“One who care about security does not wait for the Americans,” Lapid charged. “He acts on his own. We cannot allow them to decide for us. We need to present our own plan.”Zionist Union chairman Avi Gabbay told his faction meeting that in the four years that have passed since Operation Defensive Edge, Netanyahu has “failed to provide security to the people of Israel.”Speaking a day after the anniversary of the 2014 war, Gabbay said that the government’s efforts regarding Gaza since then have amounted to “nada and nothing.”“It’s clear that Netanyahu is no longer Mr. Security,” he said, referring to a nickname given to the prime minister. “Mr Security would have used the opportunity presented after the war to create a plan, to bring security, to provide us with some forward thinking. Instead: Nothing.”Gabbay also said that the fact that Netanyahu has only visited the Gaza border communities once since the recent outbreak of violence proves that he has lost touch with the needs of residents of the area.“Only someone who doesn’t see his citizens can allow himself not to care for them,” he said.

Gazans say closing crossing a ‘crime against humanity,’ vow response-After Israel announces move in response to border violence, Hamas demands international community step in, Islamic Jihad calls move 'declaration of war,'-By Adam Rasgon and TOI staff-JUL 10,18

The Hamas terror organization called Israel’s decision to close the Kerem Shalom crossing with Gaza a “crime against humanity” on Monday, hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the move to respond to cross border violence.“Netanyahu’s approval of additional measures to intensify the siege and prevent the entry of materials and goods to Gaza is a new crime against humanity,” Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said.Barhoum also accused the international community of being silent on “the crime of the suffocating siege on the Gaza Strip,” and called on it to take “immediate action” to end the blockade of the Strip.Kerem Shalom, the only cargo crossing between Gaza and Israel, has been subject to a strict blockade by Israel for the past 11 years that is meant to prevent terrorist groups from bringing weapons into the Strip. Egypt also tightly controls the nearby Rafah border crossing into the Sinai.The Islamic Jihad terror group said the step was a “new declaration of war” and vowed to respond.“Once again, the government of Zionist terror announces a war on the Palestinian people by intensifying its oppressive siege that has multiplied the suffering of the Palestinian people for more than 11 years,” it said in a statement.“We are coordinating with the factions and forces to evaluate all developments, including the occupation’s most recent measures, which we are dealing with as a new declaration of war on the Palestinian people,” Islamic Jihad added.Earlier, Netanyahu said Israel will be undertaking measures to pressure Hamas, including closing Kerem Shalom, the main commercial passageway between Israel and the coastal enclave.Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said he had instructed the military “to take a number of steps” to respond to “Hamas provocations” on the border.“We are not looking for a confrontation or for a military venture, but in the way Hamas operates, the [situation] deteriorates and [Hamas] is liable to pay the full price, a much heavier price than Operation Protective Edge,” Liberman added, referring to the 2014 war with the terror organization.Over the past three months, weekly clashes have taken place on the Gaza border, with Israel accusing Hamas of using the demonstrations as cover to carry out attacks and attempt to breach the security fence. The “March of Return” protests have also seen Palestinians fly airborne incendiary devices toward Israeli territory, sparking hundreds of fires in southern Israel and causing millions of shekels in estimated damages.Immediately after Netanyahu spoke, the Israel Defense Forces confirmed that Kerem Shalom would be closed to all commercial goods into and out of the Gaza Strip.The army said humanitarian aid, notably food and medicine, would still be allowed into Gaza, but would require special permission from the military liaison to the Palestinians, Maj. Gen. Kamil Abu Rokon.According to the IDF, the idea of closing Kerem Shalom was proposed by IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot and was approved by Netanyahu and Liberman.The military said the closure would continue as long as Palestinians persist in launching incendiary kites and balloons into Israel.The crossing has been closed a number of times in the past three months, after sustaining damage from fires set by Palestinian protesters.In addition to closing the crossing, the army said it was prematurely ending the temporary extension to the permitted Gaza fishing zone, which had allowed fisherman to sail up to nine miles from the coast in order to take advantage of the summer fishing season.Netanyahu’s announcement came after opposition leaders slammed him for what they described as a lackluster response to the border violence and kite fires.Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid told reporters earlier Monday that the prime minister was not doing enough to counter airborne arson attacks.“For four years, he has done nothing regarding Gaza,” he said. “He knew, we all knew that there would be a new round of violence, but he did nothing. And now the round of violence has come. Our fields are being burned.”He claimed that Netanyahu is waiting for the Trump administration to present its peace plan and has therefore not acted to stem the arson attacks from Gaza.Zionist Union chairman Avi Gabbay told his faction meeting that in the four years that have passed since the 2014 Gaza war, Netanyahu has “failed to provide security to the people of Israel.”“It’s clear that Netanyahu is no longer Mr. Security,” he said, referring to a nickname given to the prime minister. “Mr Security would have used the opportunity presented after the war to create a plan, to bring security, to provide us with some forward thinking. Instead: Nothing.”Raoul Wootliff and Judah Ari Gross contributed to this report.

Israel puts Palestinian TV station on terror blacklist-Hamas says designation of al-Quds channel is itself 'terror'; Arab MKs condemn move as violating freedom of speech-By Judah Ari Gross and Alexander Fulbright-TOI-JUL 10,18

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman officially designated the al-Quds television network a terrorist organization, his office said Monday, accusing the Lebanon-based outlet of being an arm of Hamas.“According to up-to-date, reliable, cross-checked and diverse intelligence, the al-Quds station is a propaganda wing of Hamas, representing a central platform for distributing the terrorist organization’s messages,” the defense minister’s office said in a statement.The idea to declare the outlet a terrorist organization was proposed by the Shin Bet security service and the Defense Ministry’s department for fighting terrorist with economic tools, Liberman’s office said.Coinciding with the move, reporters and cameramen from the channel based in Israel, as well as employees of a local production company that works with the network, were questioned by police on Monday and told to cease operations, according to the Haaretz daily.The terror designation was slammed by Hamas an act of “terror.”“The decision on the al-Quds channel is another step of terror that joins the other violent decisions Israel has taken against the Palestinian people,” a spokesperson for the group was quoted as saying by Haaretz.In a statement, the channel accused Israel of clamping down on freedom of speech and called on the Palestinian Authority to pressure Jerusalem to rescind the move. It said it would continue to work to “expose the occupation’s crimes.”A number of Arab Israeli lawmakers also condemned the blacklisting.“There is a strong betrayal here of freedom of expression. The defense minister likely wants the media to glorify the occupation and not expose its misdeeds,” Joint (Arab) List MK Ahmad Tibi said at the Knesset.The Israeli military in recent years has shuttered a number of television and radio stations operating in the West Bank over suspected incitement and ties to terror groups.Israeli leaders have spoken out repeatedly about the threat of incitement in Palestinian media, while Palestinian television programs are cited in Shin Bet interrogations of terrorists as sources of inspiration.Adam Rasgon contributed to this report.

Liberman vows ‘strong response’ if Syrian military enters Golan DMZ-Defense chief says Israel will push for 'every tiny detail' of 1974 disengagement agreement to be upheld as Syria regime marches toward border area-By TOI staff-JUL 10,18

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman threatened Syria Monday with a “strong response” should it violate a delicate decades-old ceasefire agreement on the Golan heights as it looks to reclaim pockets of rebel-held territory.Pro-regime Syrian forces have advanced toward the Israeli border in recent weeks, and Israel has called for the 1974 separation of forces agreement between Israel and Syria to be upheld and the demilitarized buffer zone on the border respected.“We’ll respect the disengagement agreement from ’74 and insist on every tiny detail,” said Liberman at the start of his Yisrael Beytenu party’s weekly faction meeting. “Any violations will be met with a harsh response from the State of Israel.”Liberman also reiterated that Israel would not allow Iran to use Syria as a beachhead from which to launch attacks on Israeli territory. “Nothing has changed and nothing is new,” he said.The warning came hours after Israeli planes reportedly bombed an air base in central Syria used by Iranian militia fighters in the latest confrontation between the countries.On Friday, the Israeli military attacked a Syrian position after a mortar shell exploded in the buffer zone between the two countries, in what the military said was a violation of the 1974 agreement that ended the Yom Kippur War.The military said the mortar shell was fired during ongoing battles between Syrian dictator Bashar Assad’s forces and opposition groups in the area. The army would not say if it believed the shelling from Syria was intentionally directed at the buffer zone or if it was a stray shot from nearby fighting.The Israel Defense Forces said it would continue to hold Assad’s regime responsible for upholding the 1974 ceasefire agreement between the two countries.“The IDF is not involved in the internal fighting in Syria. At the same time, it will continue to demand the implementation of the ceasefire agreements from 1974, including the preservation of the buffer zone,” the army said.Under the armistice, a demilitarized zone was established between Israel and Syria.The area’s status as a demilitarized zone has made it a de facto safe haven for residents of southern Syria. As a result, tens of thousands of Syrians began fleeing toward this buffer zone to escape a renewed offensive by Assad’s forces, with help from Russia and Iran-backed Shiite militias.Bombing raids by the Russian and Syrian air forces starting last week, along with a ground offensive, have resulted in dozens of deaths and the displacement of more than 300,000 Syrians, according to UN assessments.The tens of thousands of displaced Syrians who have made their way toward the Israeli Golan Heights have settled in overflowing, under-resourced tent cities near the border. In some cases, the displaced person camps are located a few hundred meters from the security fence, clearly visible from Israel.IDF officials have said they do not expect masses of Syrians to attempt to breach the security fence in search of refuge. Syrians in the area have called for both Israel and Jordan to open their borders or to establish safe zones where they can remain without fear of bombings by Syria or Russia.Israel, which has technically been at war with Syria since 1948, has offered humanitarian assistance to residents of the country’s southwest in the past two weeks, including taking in dozens of injured Syrians for medical treatment, but has repeatedly stated that it will not allow refugees to cross the border.Judah Ari Gross contributed to this report.

Egypt denies French conclusion that fire likely caused 2016 plane crash-Top prosecutor claims published report is baseless, says Egyptian investigation found traces of explosives on passengers of EgyptAir flight-By Agencies-TOI-JUL 10,18

CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt on Monday denied a report by French aviation investigators saying that a cockpit fire likely caused the crash of an EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo in 2016.Egypt’s top prosecutor said in a statement Monday that the Egyptian investigation into the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 is still underway. It said the French report is “baseless,” adding that “traces of explosives were found on the remains of passengers and parts of the plane.”The French investigation agency BEA said Friday that the “most likely hypothesis” is that a fire broke out in the cockpit and “spread rapidly, resulting in loss of control.”The Airbus A320 was flying from Paris to Cairo on May 19, 2016, when it crashed into the southeastern Mediterranean, killing 66 people, including 40 Egyptians and 15 French citizens.French investigators had always leaned towards a mechanical fault as the cause of the crash, saying they suspected that a mobile phone or tablet had caught fire.An official Egyptian investigation suggested the plane had been bombed, claiming traces of explosives had been found on the victims’ remains. But a source close to the French investigation previously said no such traces were found by the team.The BEA said the crew could be heard discussing a fire on the cockpit voice recorder and that the plane’s automatic ACARS messaging system had flagged up smoke on board.It said it was waiting for Egypt to publish its final report into the crash to understand how the two countries arrived at a different conclusion.Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.

Top UK diplomat Boris Johnson quits as Brexit tensions jolt government-Foreign secretary becomes the second British minister to quit in past day amid criticism from Brexiteers of May's plan for EU divorce-By Jill Lawless-TOI-JUL 10,18

LONDON (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigned Monday, adding to divisions over the country’s exit from the European Union that threaten to tear apart Prime Minister Theresa May’s government.May’s office said in a terse statement that the prime minister had accepted Johnson’s resignation and would name a replacement soon.Johnson, one of the best-known and most flamboyant members of the government, quit just hours after the resignation late Sunday of Brexit Secretary David Davis, the government’s top official dealing with the divorce from the EU.Davis said he could not support May’s plan to maintain close trade and regulatory ties with the EU, which he said gave “too much away, too easily.”There was no immediate statement from Johnson, another loud pro-Brexit voice within May’s divided government.If Davis’s resignation rattled May, Johnson’s shook the foundations of her government.The resignations came just days after May announced she had finally united her quarrelsome government behind her plan for a divorce deal with the EU.Less than nine months remain until Britain leaves the bloc on March 29, 2019, and the EU has warned Britain repeatedly that time is running out to seal a divorce deal.Britain and the EU hope to reach broad agreement by October so that EU national parliaments can ratify a deal before Britain leaves. That timetable looks increasingly optimistic, but European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said the EU was available “available 24/7.”Schinas said the bloc “will continue to negotiate in good will, bona fide, with Prime Minister Theresa May and the UK government negotiators in order to reach a deal.”Steve Baker, a junior Brexit minister also resigned. May appointed staunchly pro-Brexit lawmaker Dominic Raab as the country’s new Brexit secretary.Before Johnson quit, May’s official spokesman, James Slack, said Britain wanted to “move forward at pace” in the negotiations.“There is now a new secretary of state and we look forward to moving on,” he said.During a 12-hour meeting on Friday, May’s fractious Cabinet — including Davis — finally agreed on a plan for future trade ties with the EU.The plan seeks to keep the UK and the EU in a free-trade zone for goods, and commits Britain to maintaining the same rules as the bloc for goods and agricultural products.Some Brexit-supporting lawmakers are angry at the proposals, saying they will keep Britain tethered to the bloc and unable to change its rules to strike new trade deals around the world.In a resignation letter, Davis said the “‘common rule book’ policy hands control of large swathes of our economy to the EU and is certainly not returning control of our laws in any real sense.”Davis also said that May’s plan “would be a risk at least of delivering a poor outcome.”His departure was hailed by pro-Brexit Conservative lawmakers, who have long considered May too prone to compromise with the EU. They believe the proposals breach several of the “red lines” the government has set out, including a commitment to leave the bloc’s tariff-free customs union.Some euroskeptic lawmakers dream of replacing May with a staunch Brexiteer, such as Johnson, who in the past has disagreed publicly with his boss.Davis said he did not want his resignation to become a rallying cry for May’s ouster.“I like Theresa May, I think she’s a good prime minister,” Davis said.Davis did not urge other ministers to resign, saying he was in a unique position because the Brexit secretary’s job is to sell the government’s policy.“I’d have to deliver this. I’d have to do something I didn’t believe in,” he told the BBC. “That’s not a tenable position. … Others don’t have that same responsibility.”Under Conservative Party rules, a confidence vote in a leader can be triggered if 48 Conservative lawmakers request one.But leading pro-Brexit legislator Jacob Rees-Mogg said “I don’t think a no-confidence vote is immediately in the offing.” He urged May to abandon her plans and take a tougher line with Brussels.“Friday’s announcement was turning red lines into a white flag, and David Davis has made that so clear in his resignation letter,” Rees-Mogg said.

Hooyah’ — Jubilation as boys confirmed rescued from flooded Thai cave-General in charge of rescue effort says extracting 4 remaining boys and their soccer coach could take multiple operations-By KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA and STEPHEN WRIGHT-TOI-JUL 10,18

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Eight of the 12 boys trapped in a flooded and labyrinth cave system in far northern Thailand are safe and recuperating in a hospital, after another four were brought out by divers on the second day of a high-stakes rescue operation, a top official said.The boys brought out of the dark, winding cave on Monday are “safe and conscious,” said Chiang Rai province acting Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn, who is in charge of the rescue effort. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha was visiting all eight in the nearby hospital that they were helicoptered to, he said.Monday’s operation began at 11 a.m. and took nine hours, two fewer than Sunday, with rescuers helped by the experience they have accumulated, Narongsak told a news conference punctuated with rounds of applause.“We have more operating personnel. And we have more expertise than yesterday,” he said.But rescuing the remaining five people, who include the boys’ 25-year-old soccer coach, could take more than one operation, Narongsak said.The urgent and dangerous effort has involved the boys diving through the cave’s tight and twisting passages, guided by experienced divers.The Facebook page of the Thai Navy SEALs, who have been central to the rescue operation, was updated Monday night to say “two days, eight boars” — a reference to the Wild Boars, the name of the boys’ soccer team. The message, like most posted by the SEALs, ended with the fighting cheer adopted from the US Navy: Hooyah.Authorities have been rushing to extract the boys, ages 11-16, and their coach from the cave as the annual monsoon bears down on the mountainous region in far northern Chiang Rai province. Workers have been laboring around the clock to pump water out of the cave, and authorities said Monday that heavy downpours overnight did not raise water levels inside.Earlier Monday, Narongsak said the four rescued the day before were in good spirits.“This morning, they said they were hungry and wanted to eat khao pad grapao,” he said, referring to a Thai dish of meat fried with chili and basil, and served over rice.Still, the four were undergoing medical checks in a hospital in Chiang Rai city, the provincial capital, and were not yet allowed close contact with relatives, due to fear of infections. Relatives were able to see them through a glass partition, Narongsak said.The boys and their coach went exploring in the massive Tham Luang Nang Non cave on June 23 after a soccer practice, and were cut off when a rainstorm flooded the cave. A massive international search operation was launched and it took 10 days to locate the boys, who had taken shelter on a dry slope, deep in the complex.The search and rescue operation has riveted people in Thailand and internationally, with journalists from across the globe traveling to this town along the border with Myanmar to report on the ordeal.Authorities have said extracting the entire team from the cave could take up to four days, but two straight days of success raised hopes that it could be done faster.Monday’s mission involved 18 divers from Thailand and abroad.Narongsak said rescuers would meet Monday evening to plan for the next operation. “We believe that we can do even better and it will be a 100 percent success,” he said.“The divers that were assembled from many countries are proud to have conducted this operation until its success,” Narongsak said. “Some of them had gone to rest, some others are preparing for the next operation.”The perilous rescues have involved two divers accompanying each of the boys, all of whom have been learning to dive only since July 2, when searchers found them.Cave rescue experts have said they consider an underwater escape to be a last resort, especially with people untrained in diving.The death Friday of a former Thai navy SEAL underscored the risks. The diver, the first fatality of the rescue effort, was working in a volunteer capacity and died on a mission to place air canisters along the passage to where the boys are, necessary for divers to safely travel the five- to six-hour route.There were several concerns that prompted authorities to move forward with the plan to dive the boys out. One was that it was unknown how safe and dry the area where they had taken shelter would stay, as Thailand’s rainy season, which lasts until at least late October, picks up pace.Another and perhaps more worrying concern was that oxygen levels in the complex were falling close to dangerous levels.

Meet the Regina woman about to be ordained as bishop of a church that defies Catholic doctrine-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-July 10, 2018

The pain from a lifetime of being told a path to priesthood didn't exist for women is the driving force behind a Regina woman's journey to becoming the Canadian bishop of the Roman Catholic Womenpriests (RCWP).Jane Kryzanowski is past retirement age, and has long been inspired by the RCWP's acceptance of women in roles that the traditional Roman Catholic church doctrine rejects, and which Pope Francis has upheld.RCWP Canada is a grassroots women's ministry that ordains women priests on the basis that the Roman Catholic church currently discriminates against women."The whole thing of oppression, suppression, repression of the call of God to women in the Roman Catholic church is very, very painful," Kryzanowski told CBC's Saskatchewan Weekend.The first time she saw women priests get ordained into the RCWP was an ground-shaking moment for Kryzanowski. But up until 2012 she left it to the RCWP to lead the charge in changing women's roles in the Catholic church.That year, Kryzanowski attended a speech by Marie Bouclin, the only Canadian bishop of the RCWP. Bouclin's story felt much the same as Kryzanowski's, and led her to weep when the two talked."It was like this call I had known was there for so many years, was finally exposed again, finally broken open. But also the pain of this never having been a dream that could have been fulfilled," Kryzanowski said..Kryzanowski will take over from Bouclin when she retires later this month. But her path to becoming the new Canadian bishop has been a long and emotional one because, for decades, she bottled up what she describes as a "calling by God" to become a priest.'Who of you wants to be a priest?'Kryzanowski was in elementary school the first time she discovered that the priesthood she coveted was unattainable to women within the traditional Roman Catholic church. A priest had come into her class and asked, "Who of you wants to be a priest?"Kryzanowski's hand shot up, only for the priest to quickly say that only men become priests and that women instead become nuns.So, instead she became a nun.Kryzanowski ended up leaving the convent after eight years, then trying to reassess what her calling.She stayed on working with the Catholic church despite struggling with how it restricts the role of women."That was my spiritual home. That was where I grew up; that was what I knew," she said.In the early 2000s, Kryzanowski worked in a Regina Catholic church. She was doing almost all tasks that a priest would do — except for administering sacraments. It stung for her to not be able to do it all."The question was always, why is this?" she asked."That was very painful for me. There just was no solid theological argument that ever satisfied me when people tried to say this is why you can't be a priest."But a pivotal moment came in 2002, when she saw seven women ordained as Roman Catholic Womenpriests in Germany along the Danube River."It felt that, 'wow, the time has come for this,'" Kryzanowski said.It took another decade, and her emotional moment with Bouclin before Kryzanowski sought priesthood herself and was ordained as a priest within the RCWP.She was priest at a home church in Regina that's one of nine Catholic churches in Canada presided over by RCWPs, according to the group's website.From priest to bishop-Kryzanowski is now taking over the role of the woman who initially inspired her to take that leap of faith.The RCWP community has chosen Kryzanowski has Bouclin's replacement.Kryzanowski said her new job is to "be the pastor to the pastors." She will be a point of contact for them and their communities and support the pastors in whatever way they need.Further to that, Kryzanowski will be a voice to make the concerns of marginalized people known to a wider audience.She is already passionate about justice for women in the church, addressing abuse of women and children by clergy, and wants to make connections with the LGBTQ and Indigenous communities."People on the margins are the people where we really do reach out," Kryzanowski said, noting one of the RCWP priests serves in Vancouver's downtown East Side.Kryzanowski said she has strong women from the Bible to guide her in the pursuit of justice."This is where I am called. This is who I am and what I am to do even in my dying days," she said.

EARTH DESTROYED WITH THE EARTH IN NOAHS DAY(BECAUSE OF SIN,VIOLENCE AND GODLESS PEOPLE)

GENESIS 6:11-13
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

HOSEA 4:1-3
1 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

DEUTORONOMY 28:22-24
22  The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.
23  And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.
24  The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.

STORMS HURRICANES-TORNADOES

LUKE 21:25-26
25 And there shall be signs in the sun,(HEATING UP-SOLAR ECLIPSES) and in the moon,(MAN ON MOON-LUNAR ECLIPSES) and in the stars;(ASTEROIDS ETC) and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;(MASS CONFUSION) the sea and the waves roaring;(FIERCE WINDS)
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear,(TORNADOES,HURRICANES,STORMS) and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:(DESTRUCTION) for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.(FROM QUAKES,NUKES ETC)

Seismologists should watch words when talking earthquakes, paper argues-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-July 9, 2018

A Canadian seismologist is urging his colleagues to be more careful with their word choices when talking about earthquakes.That message is the focus of a new paper by Geological Survey of Canada seismologist Maurice Lamontagne and his co-author Christine Goulet, aptly titled: Not Everyone Likes to Hear You Say, 'Earthquakes Are Fun.'In the paper, Lamontagne and Goulet note that major seismic events can be exciting to scientists, but that they should be mindful when speaking to the public about them, because such events can often be devastating for the people experiencing them.If they don't, Lamontagne said, scientists risk hurting their credibility and alienating people."We have to show people that we care about them so that they will start listening to what we have to say about aspects like earthquake preparedness, for example," Lamontagne said."We have to remain frank, but also people can connect to you if you show empathy, not only your scientific knowledge."A world away-In the world of social media and the 24-hour news cycle, Lamontagne says earth scientists are often asked to comment about seismic events happening on the other side of the world, which can get them into trouble if they're not careful.In the paper, Lamontagne and Goulet cite such an example involving a foreign geologist who made comments on a major 2011 earthquake in New Zealand."What you say locally is communicated worldwide," Lamontagne said.But it's not just their own credibility scientists should be worried about, Lamontage says; they can combine scientific knowledge with empathy to provide not just information but emotional relief to people who have experienced trauma.Lamontagne first realized this in 1988 after an earthquake in the Saguenay region of Quebec, where he found himself attending post-earthquake meetings in person."After that I realized that, yes, we can talk about scientific aspects, but we can adapt our messages to be of greater use to the people," he said.Focus on the positives-In practical terms, Lamontange says this means verbally acknowledging the trauma of people who have experienced the earthquake in question, and reminding them of resources like counselling.In the paper, Lamontange and Goulet cite research on communicating with people under high stress.For example, people under high stress tend to remember less of what they are told, and tend to focus more on negative messages than positive ones. They recommend bearing this in mind when commenting publicly on major earthquakes."Our credibility will not be based only on the number of diplomas we have," Lamontagne said. "It will be dependent on how we can relate to how people are feeling."With files from CBC Radio One's On the Island.

Forest fire puts northeastern Ontario community under state of emergency-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-July 10, 2018

A forest fire has put people around the northeastern Ontario community of Temagami on evacuation alert, with residents being told to be ready to leave at a moment's notice.The fire that was sparked by a lightning strike Sunday southwest of the town has already seen the forced evacuation of 20 homes in Temagami Shores, about 100 kilometres north of North Bay. An evacuation of nearby provincial parks, including of Finlayson Point and Marten River, has also occurred.Dan O'Mara, acting mayor of Temagami, said the town has declared a state of emergency and has opened the arena in Temagami North for anyone who needs a place to stay.People don't know what to expect, he said Monday morning."I think one of the issues last night was there was a fair amount of kind of a white, smoky haze in the community," he said. "And some of the seniors, we were concerned about. And we had people out just checking in and making sure that everybody was fine."Kim Krech, co-owner of Temagami Marine on Inlet Bay, said a fire broke out Sunday about two kilometres from the business."Right now we are in an evacuation. We are not supposed to be here but I have to look out for my livelihood."She said the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry set up sprinklers on all their buildings and fire crews from Temagami and Cobalt were wetting the property around it."I'm very scared by I'm trying to stay calm," says Krech. "Not just our livelihood but those who work for us. It is a big part of  Temagami."Daniel Thompson, who owns Gramp's Place, a bait and tackle shop along Highway 11 south of Temagami, said "most people booted it for home yesterday.""Since they were camping in the area, a lot of people left."Marten River and Finlayson Point provincial parks were both evacuated Sunday.'So smoky in front of my house'-Smoke from the fire is visible at Mowatt Landing Cottages, north of Temagami.Owner Trevor Graydon has offered his cottages to people leaving from any active fires in the area."It is so smoky in front of my house, and I'm 30 kilometres from the fire," he said.​The OPP and nearby local fire departments have been working with the ministry to beat back the fire."The situation with the fire itself looked good [Sunday] night," said O'Mara. "The concern this morning is the wind and to try and maintain that. I guess there is a concern that depending on which was the wind's blowing [it] could add other issues this morning."Residents of Temagami could be asked to leave if conditions worsen, the OPP said.The ministry says the fire, started by a lightning strike, is now approximately 25 hectares in size.Highway 11 is open, but provincial police are asking people to avoid the area because of smoke.They say the highway could close at any point if visibility becomes an issue.

Torrential rains kill at least 88 in western Japan-[Reuters]-By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Issei Kato-YAHOONEWS-July 9, 2018

KURASHIKI, Japan (Reuters) - The death toll from torrential rain and landslides in western Japan rose to 88 people early on Monday, with dozens still missing after the rescue of more than 2,000 stranded in the city of Kurashiki.Evacuation orders were in place for nearly 2 million people and landslide warnings were issued in many prefectures.In hard-hit western Japan, emergency services and military personnel used helicopters and boats to rescue people from swollen rivers and buildings, including a hospital.Scores of staff and patients, some still in their pajamas, were rescued from the isolated Mabi Memorial Hospital in boats rowed by members of Japan's Self Defence Forces.A city official said late on Sunday that 170 patients and staff had been evacuated, while public broadcaster NHK later said about 80 people were still stranded."I'm most grateful to the rescuers," said Shigeyuki Asano, a 79-year-old patient who spent a night without electricity or water. "I feel so relieved that I am now liberated from such a bad-smelling, dark place."Kurashiki, with a population of just under 500,000, was among the hardest hit by rains that pounded many parts of western Japan, with the death toll exceeding the 77 killed in heavy rains and landslides in 2014 and the highest since a typhoon that killed 98 people in 2004.Television footage showed a massive rescue operation, with 2,310 rescued in the city by evening, according to NHK, while search-and-rescue teams looked for others.LANDSLIDES-The overall death toll from the rains in Japan rose to at least 88 after floodwaters forced several million people from their homes, NHK reported early on Monday.An additional 58 were missing, NHK said, and more rain was set to hit some areas for at least another day.The rain set off landslides and flooded rivers, trapping many people in their houses or on rooftops."This is a situation of extreme danger," an official at the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA), told a news conference.A 3-year-old girl whose home was hit by a landslide in Hiroshima prefecture was found dead by a search team."It's very painful," said one elderly man watching nearby. "I have a granddaughter the same age. If it were her, I wouldn't be able to stop crying."Japan's government set up an emergency management center at the prime minister's office and some 54,000 rescuers from the military, police and fire departments were dispatched across a wide swath of western and southwestern Japan.-'SUDDEN DISASTER'-"There are still many people missing and others in need of help, we are working against time," Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Sunday morning.Two sisters from an elementary school of just six pupils on the small island of Nuwa in Ehime prefecture were among the dead. The younger, a first-grader, was a star and the hope of the depopulated island, the principal told NHK."It was such a sudden disaster, I just cannot come to grips with it," the principal said.Emergency warnings for severe rain in 11 prefectures - the most since a new warning system was introduced in 2013 - had been lifted by evening, but advisories for heavy rain and landslides remained in effect in many areas.TV footage showed convenience stores with shelves mostly bare while elsewhere, residents lined up to receive water. Some 276,000 households were without water supply, Kyodo said.Roads were closed and train services suspended in parts of western Japan, while Shinkansen bullet-train services resumed on a limited schedule after being suspended on Friday.The rain began late last week as the remnants of a typhoon fed into a seasonal rainy front.Automakers including Mazda Motor Corp <7261 .t="#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000"> and Daihatsu Motor Co suspended operations at several plants on Saturday and had yet to decide on plans for the coming week.Electronics maker Panasonic Corp <6752 .t="#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000"> said one plant in Okayama, western Japan, could not be reached because of road closures, although it had been closed for the weekend anyway. A decision about next week would be made on Monday, it said.(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka and Issei Kato; Additional reporting by Junko Fujita, Makiko Yamazaki, Maki Shiraki and William Mallard; Writing by Elaine Lies and Linda Sieg; Editing by Darren Schuettler, Jason Neely and Peter Cooney)

WORLD POWERS IN THE LAST DAYS (END OF AGE OF GRACE NOT THE WORLD)

EUROPEAN UNION-KING OF WEST-DAN 9:26-27,DAN 7:23-24,DAN 11:40,REV 13:1-10
EGYPT-KING OF THE SOUTH-DAN 11:40
RUSSIA-KING OF THE NORTH-EZEK 38:1-2,EZEK 39:1-3
CHINA-KING OF THE EAST-DAN 11:44,REV 9:16,18
VATICAN-RELIGIOUS LEADER-REV 13:11-18,REV 17:4-5,9,18

WORLD TERRORISM

OH BY THE WAY WHEN THE MEDIA SAYS ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS GOD IS GREAT LIE. IN ISLAM ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS OUR GOD IS GREATER OR GREATEST. THIS IS HOW THE MEDIA SUCK HOLES UP TO ISLAMIC-QURANIC-MUSLIMS. BY WATERING DOWN THE REAL MEANING OF THE SEX FOR MURDER DEATH CULT ISLAM. TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE A PEACEFUL RELIGION (CULT OF DEATH AND WORLD DOMINATION).

GENESIS 6:11-13
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

GENESIS 16:11-12
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,(HAGAR) Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;(FATHER OF THE ARAB/MUSLIMS) because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he (ISHMAEL-FATHER OF THE ARAB-MUSLIMS) will be a wild (DONKEY-JACKASS) man;(ISLAM IS A FAKE AND DANGEROUS SEX FOR MURDER CULT) his hand will be against every man,(ISLAM HATES EVERYONE) and every man's hand against him;(PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM BEING BEHEADED) and he (ISHMAEL ARAB/MUSLIM) shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(LITERAL-THE ARABS LIVE WITH THEIR BRETHERN JEWS)

ISAIAH 14:12-14
12  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,(SATAN) son of the morning!(HEBREW-CRECENT MOON-ISLAM) how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14  I (SATAN HAS EYE TROUBLES) will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.(AND 1/3RD OF THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN FELL WITH SATAN AND BECAME DEMONS)

JOHN 16:2
2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.(ISLAM MURDERS IN THE NAME OF MOON GOD ALLAH OF ISLAM)

Turkey’s Erdogan begins new term with enhanced powers-Turkish president to be feted at his palace by leaders of Venezuela, Sudan and Qatar a day after mass purge of state employees-By Raziye AKKOC and Stuart Williams-TOI-JUL 10,18

ANKARA, Turkey (AFP) — Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in for his second term as head of state on Monday, taking on greater powers than any Turkish leader for decades under a new system condemned by opponents as a one-man regime.Erdogan, who has transformed Turkey in 15 years of rule by allowing Islam a greater role in public life and boosting its international stature, took his oath in parliament for a five-year term after his June election victory.“I swear upon my honor before the great Turkish nation that I will work impartially to fulfill the duty I have taken on,” Erdogan said in his oath.The inauguration was to be followed by a lavish ceremony at his palace on Monday evening attended by dozens of world leaders marking the transition to the new executive presidency system.Erdogan will face immediate challenges posed by an imbalanced if fast-growing economy and foreign policy tensions between the West and Turkey, a NATO member.He has also pledged to end the state of emergency that has been in place since the failed July 2016 coup and which has seen the biggest purge in the history of modern Turkey.In what appeared to be the final emergency decree issued just one day before the inauguration, 18,632 public sector employees were ordered dismissed including thousands of soldiers and police officers.Erdogan will this week immediately turn to foreign policy, visiting northern Cyprus and Azerbaijan followed by more challenging encounters at a NATO summit in Brussels where he will meet his US counterpart Donald Trump and other leaders.One-man regime’-The new system, which dispenses with the office of prime minister, was agreed in a bitterly fought 2017 referendum narrowly won by the “Yes” camp. The issue is still polarizing in Turkey.“A partisan one-man regime starts officially today,” said the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper.Its commentator Asli Aydintasbas wrote: “I don’t think it would be an exaggeration to say that we entered a ‘second republic’ era,” after the republic set up by Turkey’s secular founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.But the pro-government daily Yeni Safak wrote under the headline “historic day”: “One page is closing in Turkish history and a new page is opening.”The president now sits at the top of a vertical power structure marked by a slimmed-down government with 16 ministries instead of 26 and multiple bodies reporting to him.In one of the most significant changes, the EU affairs ministry, set up in 2011 to oversee Turkey’s faltering bid to join the bloc, is being subsumed into the foreign ministry.Prime Minister Binali Yildirim now goes down in history as the 27th and final holder of the post in Turkey. He is expected to become speaker of the new parliament.-‘Leader of multi-polar world’-The transition ceremony later Monday, to be attended by some 10,000 guests and marked by dozens of gun salutes, has been overshadowed by a deadly train derailment in northwest Turkey on Sunday that left 24 dead.Those attending will include Ankara’s top allies from Africa, the Middle East and the former Soviet Union but relatively few European figures.Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will attend, in a new sign of the warm ties between Ankara and Moscow, as will Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, regarded with disdain by Washington but an ally of Erdogan.Tweeting a video apparently showing himself driving to the airport, Maduro hailed Erdogan as a “friend of Venezuela and leader of the new multi-polar world.”Tenemos las mejores relaciones de cooperación diplomática y económica con el hermano pueblo de Turquía para el bienestar de nuestros pueblos. https://t.co/SeDDvikBk2 pic.twitter.com/RwYWYzI4Tf— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) July 9, 2018-Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir is on the guest list as is Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani of Qatar, Turkey’s closest ally in the Middle East. The only EU leaders are set to be Bulgarian President Rumen Radev and Hungary’s strongman Prime Minister Viktor Orban.-‘Surprise cabinet’-The new cabinet, due to be announced Monday evening, is expected to have a different look, with pro-government Hurriyet daily columnist Abdulkadir Selvi saying that it was set to “surprise” with figures from outside the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).Current Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu could in theory continue in his job but reports have said Erdogan may choose his spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, or even spy chief Hakan Fidan to succeed him.The markets will keep a close eye on economic appointments, keen to see a steady hand at the helm in a fast-growing economy dogged by double-digit inflation and a widening current account deficit.Erdogan, who first came to power as premier in 2003, won an outright victory in June 24 polls, defeating his closest rival, Muharrem Ince of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) which is now locked in internal battles over its future direction.The AKP failed to win a majority in legislative elections and will need support from its allies in the right-wing Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) who could push it into more hardline policies.

Harsh words may mean North Korea seeking deal with Trump-US officials were surprised at fiery statement from Pyongyang following bilateral talks, but many see it as a negotiating tactic-By KEN MORITSUGU-TOI-JUL 10,18

TOKYO, Japan (AP) — North Korea’s vitriolic criticism of the United States following a first round of nuclear negotiations went out of its way to spare one person: US President Donald Trump.In a statement issued just hours after the two-day talks finished on Saturday, North Korea accused the US side of a “unilateral and gangster-like demand for denuclearization,” then added, “We still cherish our good faith in President Trump.”On one level, the sheen of last month’s Singapore summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, with broad smiles and handshakes, has yet to wear off. But on another, North Korea may be betting that Trump, the real estate developer-turned-president, will be more willing than his negotiators to ease off his administration’s hard-line positions to make a deal.It fell to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to get the talks going last week. The mood appeared cordial, even jovial, during his two days in Pyongyang. He and the head of the North Korean negotiating team, Kim Yong Chol, cracked jokes during a working dinner, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said. On the airport tarmac Saturday before he left, Pompeo sounded positive, saying “we made progress on almost all of the central issues.”So it came as some surprise when North Korea’s state news agency fired out a late-night missive blasting the talks, warning that “we may be shaken in our unshakeable will for denuclearization, rather than consolidating trust.”The statement was widely seen as a negotiating tactic to put the US on the back foot as talks get underway. It also underscores crucial gaps in how the US and North Korea define denuclearization and see the path forward. Unless they can close those gaps, the whole effort may be doomed.The 1,200-word statement, attributed to an unnamed Foreign Ministry spokesman, outlined North Korean thinking at length.It said North Korea put forth several constructive proposals, including a declaration formally ending the 1950-53 Korean War, which it called “the first process of defusing tension.” The statement called for a series of simultaneous actions from both sides, including exchanges to improve relations, the dismantling of a North Korean missile-engine testing ground and talks to return the remains of American soldiers killed in the Korean War.Pompeo acknowledged at a news conference in Tokyo on Sunday that a peace treaty, security assurances for North Korea and denuclearization should be pursued in parallel, but it’s the last item that has been the clear focus of US efforts and its overriding goal: The elimination of North Korea’s nuclear weapons in a way that can be verified by outside experts.North Korea hasn’t said publicly what security assurances it would need to get rid of its nuclear weapons, but in the past they have included the withdrawal of the 28,500 US troops stationed in South Korea and an end to US-South Korean military drills.Trump suspended some upcoming joint drills in a goodwill gesture after his summit with Kim, causing some consternation among experts about the impact on both countries’ military readiness. North Korea, in its post-Pompeo talks statement, played down the importance of the move, describing it as a “highly reversible step which can be resumed anytime at any moment as all of its military force remains intact in its previously held positions.”Suspending the drills cannot be compared, the statement said, with North Korea’s irreversible destruction of an underground nuclear testing site — though some US analysts have questioned the importance of that move, which was more symbolic than anything else given the relative ease with which new tunnels could be dug and the progress North Korea has already made in developing explosive nuclear devices.Perception gaps? Negotiating points? The larger question is whether North Korea really intends to surrender its nuclear weapons entirely. Some analysts think North Korea is trying to drag out talks in hopes that the US will come around to accepting it as a nuclear weapons state, perhaps in a limited form that couldn’t threaten the US mainland directly.That’s where Trump comes in. Pompeo said in Tokyo that the US and its allies remain committed to the goal of a fully verified, final denuclearization of North Korea. But for political considerations, including the fight for control of Congress in November elections, would Trump make a deal? If not, his high-stakes North Korea gambit could join a long list of failed nuclear deals with Pyongyang.

Kremlin says ‘absurd’ to link it to UK woman’s death from nerve agent-Presidential spokesman dismisses suggestion by Russian envoy to OPCW that poisoning meant to derail Trump-Putin summit-By AFP-TOI-JUL 10,18

MOSCOW, Russia — The Kremlin on Monday said it would be “absurd” to suggest Russia was involved in the death of a British woman exposed to the Novichok nerve agent.“We don’t know that Russia has been mentioned or associated with this,” President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. “We consider that in any case it would be quite absurd.”It was the Kremlin’s first reaction to the poisoning of two British citizens exposed to Novichok near Salisbury in England, where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned in March.That poisoning sparked a tense diplomatic row between London and Moscow.Peskov added that “we of course very much regret the death of the British citizen.”Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley were taken to hospital last weekend from a house in the town of Amesbury, around 12 kilometers (eight miles) from Salisbury, and were found to have been exposed to Novichok.Police announced Sturgess’s death on Sunday.Russia is “deeply concerned by the continuing appearance of these poisonous substances on British territory,” which “present a danger not just for the British but for all Europeans,” Peskov said.Russia has denied any involvement in the poisoning of Skripal and his daughter Yulia with a nerve agent that was developed in the Soviet Union.Both the Skripals have now been released from hospital and are living in a secret location.Putin has said that if a military-grade nerve agent had been used against them, the victims would have died.Peskov on Monday denied a suggestion by Russia’s representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Alexander Shulgin that the incident appeared to be designed to damage preparations for a meeting between Putin and US President Donald Trump in Helsinki this mont
          ABBAS ADVISER COMPARES ISRAELI SECURITY AT TEMPLE MOUNT TO NAZISM-INQUISITION.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

LUKE 21:28-29
28 And when these things begin to come to pass,(ALL THE PROPHECY SIGNS FROM THE BIBLE) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (RAPTURE) draweth nigh.
29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree,(ISRAEL) and all the trees;(ALL INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES)
30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.(ISRAEL LITERALLY BECAME AND INDEPENDENT COUNTRY JUST BEFORE SUMMER IN MAY 14,1948.)

JOEL 2:3,30
3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)

ZECHARIAH 14:12-13
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)

EZEKIEL 20:47
47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.

ZEPHANIAH 1:18
18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

MALACHI 4:1
1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;(FROM ATOMIC BOMBS) and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.
Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE

Large fire caused by kite sent from Gaza rages outside Israeli kibbutz-Nine firefighting teams, 4 planes said participating in efforts to douse flames; second fire reported in area-By TOI staff-JUL 9,18

Two fires blazed near Israeli communities near the Gaza Strip Saturday afternoon, caused by incendiary kites flown into Israel from the territory.A large fire was raging near Kibbutz Or Haner, Channel 10 news reported. Nine firefighting teams were at the scene, with the support of four firefighting aircraft.A second fire was reported near Kibbutz Nir Am.Officials said there was no current danger to the communities themselves.Recent months have seen an uptick in violence at the Gaza border, with weekly violent Palestinian protests, ongoing rocket attacks, and the new phenomenon of incendiary kites and balloons flown over the border, sometimes at a rate of several dozen each day.The incendiary devices have sparked near-daily fires that have burned thousands of acres of farmland, parks, and forests. Some have been found connected to explosive devices.On Friday police launched a campaign urging children to stay away from any unknown kites, balloons, or drones they may find on the ground this summer.On Friday thousands of Israelis took part in a rally near Gaza calling for the return of the bodies of IDF soldiers held by Hamas.Some 4,000 people took part in the Israeli event, waving Israeli flags and flying blue kites in a peaceful counter to the flaming airborne devices launched at Israel in recent months from Gaza.Separately Friday, a few thousand Palestinians participated in the weekly “March of Return” protests on the Gaza border. One was reported killed when a device he was holding exploded.

Abbas adviser compares Israeli security at Temple Mount to Nazism, Inquisition-Mahmoud Habbash laments restrictions on Muslim access to Al-Aqsa Mosque: 'Are they trying to do to others what was done to them?'-By TOI staff-JUL 9,18

A religious affairs adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas compared Israel’s security measures for Muslims at the Temple Mount compound to those employed against Jews during the Spanish Inquisition and the Holocaust.In remarks last week on Palestine TV, Mahmoud Habbash lamented restrictions on access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which sits on the holy site known in Arabic as Haram al-Sharif.“There are roadblocks, restrictions, closure of the gates, road closures, and age restrictions… People who are under 40 years of age are not allowed to pray,” Habbash said, according to a translation provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute.“Dear God! What is this? What historical age are we living in?” said Habbash, also the PA’s supreme Sharia judge. “In the days of the Inquisition? Are they trying to do to others what was done to them in the ghettos, in the Inquisition courts, or in the Nazi courts? Is this or is this not the Inquisition?”“It is an Israeli Zionist Inquisition, which is trying to violate one’s human dignity, and the dignity of religious belief and of human faith in God,” the PA official concluded.The Temple Mount houses the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa mosque, and is considered Islam’s third holiest site. It is the holiest place in Judaism, revered by Jews as the location of the Jewish Temples.Under the present arrangement instituted by Israel after it captured Jerusalem’s Old City in 1967, the site remains under Jordan’s religious custodianship. Jews are allowed to visit the compound under the existing arrangements but are barred from religious worship or prayer.Israel does not restrict access for Muslims in Israel, including East Jerusalem, to the site. It has sometimes closed the area to men under 40 at times of high security alert, but has not done so recently. It does routinely maintain restrictions on West Bank Palestinians entering the country, amid its overall security procedures.Israel and Jordan signed a peace accord in 1994, but relations have long been cold.Last July the holy site became the focus of a major crisis between Israeli authorities, Palestinians, and Jordan over security measures taken at the entrances to the compound. Metal detectors and cameras were installed following a deadly attack in which three Arab Israelis emerged from the site and shot dead two Israeli police officers using weapons that had been smuggled onto the Temple Mount. The upgraded security measures were all ultimately removed.Early last year Habbash warned that the Trump administration’s plans — since realized — to move the US embassy to Jerusalem were “a declaration of war on all Muslims.”

Duterte vows to resign if anybody can prove God exists in a selfie-Days after calling God 'stupid,' controversial Philippine president implores heavily Catholic nation to produce photographic evidence of the divine-By AP-JUL 9,18-TOI

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine president, who recently sparked outrage for calling God stupid, has courted new controversy in his largely Roman Catholic country by saying he will resign if anybody can prove that God exists.President Rodrigo Duterte, who has had a thorny relationship with the church, questioned anew in a speech late Friday some of the basic tenets of the Catholic faith, including the concept of original sin, which he said taints even innocent infants and can only be removed through baptism in a church for a fee.“Where is the logic of God there?” Duterte asked in a speech at the opening of a science and technology event in southern Davao city.The 73-year-old leader said that if there’s “one single witness” who can prove, perhaps with a picture or a selfie that a human was “able to talk [with] and to see God,” he will immediately resign.Duterte, however, suggested that there must be a God or a supreme being that prevents billions of stars and celestial bodies from colliding in a frequency that could have long threatened the human race.Last week, he was slammed, including by some of his political allies, for calling God “stupid” in another speech, with one Catholic bishop calling him a “psychopath.”Duterte lamented in that speech that Adam and Eve’s sin in Christian theology resulted in all the faithful falling from divine grace.“Who is this stupid God? This son of a bitch is then really stupid,” he said last week. “You were not involved but now you’re stained with an original sin … What kind of a religion is that? That’s what I can’t accept, very stupid proposition.”Opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV shot back at Duterte by describing him as “one evil man” and his remarks as “very much consistent with the deceitfulness, heartlessness, and ruthlessness of his policies.Presidential spokesman Harry Roque has defended his remarks, saying Duterte has the right to express his opinion on religion and cited the president’s previous disclosure that he was once sexually abused by a priest.Duterte on Friday recalled that experience, when he said he and other students were fondled by a foreign Jesuit priest, who has since died.Amid the criticisms, officials have arranged a meeting between Duterte and the head of the largest association of Catholic bishops on Monday. Filipino bishops opened an annual conference in Manila Saturday and were expected to address Duterte’s tirades when they conclude their meeting on Monday.Some Catholic bishops have been critical of Duterte’s brutal crackdown against illegal drugs, which have left thousands of suspects dead in reported clashes with the police, along with his vulgar and expletive-laden speeches. He once called Pope Francis a “son of a bitch” for sparking a monstrous traffic jam during a 2015 visit in Manila that trapped Duterte for hours.

Fire likely cause of 2016 EgyptAir crash, French investigators say-Information acquired from flight recorders suggests blaze broke out and spread rapidly, 'causing the loss of control of the aircraft'; officials suspect phone or tablet to blame-By AFP-TOI-JUL 9,18

French investigators said Friday a cockpit fire likely caused the 2016 EgyptAir MS804 crash that claimed the lives of 66 passengers and crew, contradicting Egyptian authorities who said explosives traces were found on the victims’ remains.France’s civil aviation accident bureau, known by its French acronym BEA, said that information gleaned from the flight recorders suggested that “a fire broke out in the cockpit while the plane was at cruising altitude and the fire spread rapidly, causing the loss of control of the aircraft.”The Airbus A320 was flying from Paris to Cairo on May 19, 2016 when it crashed into the southeastern Mediterranean, killing 66 people, including 40 Egyptians and 15 French citizens.French investigators had always leaned towards a mechanical fault as the cause of the crash, saying they suspected that a mobile phone or tablet had caught fire.An official Egyptian investigation suggested the plane had been bombed, claiming traces of explosives had been found on the victims’ remains. But a source close to the French investigation previously said no such traces were found by the team.The BEA said the crew could be heard discussing a fire on the cockpit voice recorder and that the plane’s automatic ACARS messaging system had flagged up smoke on board.It said it was waiting for Egypt to publish its final report into the crash to understand how the two countries arrived at a different conclusion.Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.

Pope denounces ‘complicit silence’ on Mideast attacks against Christians-Francis and Orthodox patriarchs pray for peace in region 'covered by dark clouds of war, violence and destruction'-By Trisha Thomas and Nicole Winfield-TOI-JUL 9,18

BARI, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis denounced the “complicit silence” that has allowed violence to consume the Middle East and drive tens of thousands of Christians from their homes, during a remarkable gathering Saturday of Orthodox patriarchs and Catholic leaders united in praying for peace in the region.Francis hosted the daylong ecumenical service in the symbolically rich Adriatic port city of Bari, considered a bridge between East and West and home to the relics of St. Nicholas, an important saint in the Orthodox world.Francis greeted the patriarchs outside the Basilica of St. Nicholas and together they descended to the crypt to pray before the relics and light a flame for peace symbolizing the unity of Christians.For years, the Vatican has voiced concern about the plight of Christians driven from Mideast communities that date to the time of Christ. Just last week, Francis decried intensified attacks in southern Syria that killed scores of people and forced tens of thousands to flee.In his opening prayer, Francis said the Middle East represented the source of Christianity, where ancient Christian rites and heritage are preserved and where “our very souls are rooted.”And yet, in recent years the region has been “covered by dark clouds of war, violence and destruction, instances of occupation and varieties of fundamentalism, forced migration and neglect,” he said.“All this has taken place amid the complicit silence of many,” he lamented. “The Middle East has become a land of people who leave their own lands behind.”In a prayer service punctuated by haunting Arabic chant and Catholic hymn, Francis said the Orthodox and Catholic leaders wanted to give voice to those who have none.“Indifference kills, and we desire to lift up our voices in opposition to this murderous indifference,” he said. “For the Middle East today is weeping, suffering and silent as others trample upon those lands in search of power or riches.”Among the patriarchs on hand was the spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, as well as patriarchs from ancient churches of Alexandria, Antioch and Jerusalem. Notably absent from the gathering was Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, which has been a strong supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military intervention in Syria. Kirill sent his deputy, Metropolitan Hilarion.

Spain emerges as EU's new weak link for Africa migration-[Reuters]-By Sonya Dowsett, Ahmed Eljechtimi and Gabriela Baczynska-YAHOONEWS-July 9, 2018

TARIFA, Spain/RABAT/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Spain has become the new main entry point for asylum-seekers fleeing Africa, an influx that European Union officials fear could exacerbate political tensions across the region over migration.Around 19,000 asylum-seekers arrived in Spain in the first five months of this year, almost as many as arrived there in all of 2017, eclipsing for the first time the numbers flowing through north Africa to Italy.The surge has intensified in recent weeks as Italy's new government shut its ports to most asylum-seekers, rescue officials say.With the EU struggling to contain dissent over migration policy, some officials in Brussels say they worry that Spain could become a new flash-point, even as overall numbers of arrivals into Europe from Africa are in sharp decline."We must not let it blow up," an EU diplomat said.He said the Morocco-Spain route had been kept under control for years. "It's not dramatic for now, but we are keeping an eye on this one."Spain's new socialist prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, has been welcoming, and accepted two boat-loads of asylum-seekers denied port entry by Italy even as the number of boats from Morocco also rose.The asylum-seekers are arriving in mostly inflatable boats each week, often without enough fuel for the crossing, straining Spain's coastguard. Madrid is training more lifeguards to deal with the rising numbers, coastguard union officials say.People-smugglers in Morocco use a rights activist to contact the coastguard, advising it when boats set off for Spain, said coastguard official Oriol Estrada."The people traffickers know that the lifeguards are going to come for them," said Estrada, whose vessel has rescued around 1,200 people so far this year, more than 80 percent of its total for 2017."They call to say that a certain boat has left such-and-such a coast at a certain time with however many people. They even give the names of those aboard."A similar situation developed off Libya before Rome's recent crackdown, prompting Italy's ruling League party to accuse rescue ships of running a "taxi service".-'I WANT TO GO TO EUROPE'-Rescue officials working in the Strait of Gibraltar say more Asian migrants from countries like Pakistan and Sri Lanka are also crossing, another sign that smuggling networks are focusing more of their efforts on Spain.Morocco is a destination in itself for those fleeing poverty and violence in sub-Saharan Africa, but it has become more of a stepping stone as people determined to reach Europe realize the Libya-Italy route may be worse than futile, refugees say."In Libya I saw migrants being fired at with live ammunition. A friend of mine was killed in front of my eyes by a Libyan teenager," said Guinea migrant Oumar Dialo, who tried and failed to reach Europe via Libya before ending up in Morocco."I would never recommend Libya even to my enemy."Speaking in Rabat, Dialo said he had tried to reach Spain by crossing a fence on the border of Morocco and Spain's north African enclave of Ceuta, but fell and broke his leg. He said he would try to reach Spain again when the time was right, to pursue his dream of becoming a professional roller-skater."I want to go to Europe because I want to help my family and become a professional roller," he said.Morocco said it was boosting efforts to counter illegal immigration this summer, the busiest time for sea crossings."Morocco is committed to cooperating with its partners in the fight against illegal migration," government spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi said.EU officials in Brussels are struggling to agree on a joint response to migration to calm tensions in Italy and Germany. Leaders signaled their concerns over Spain last week when they reached a new accord on the issue, pledging to support Madrid and Morocco to stem the tide.A Spanish government spokesman told Reuters the arrivals trend started more than a year ago and was not a result of any one factor. He added Spain is pushing for policy in Europe to be harmonized, however.There are early signs that Sanchez might feel political pressure to toughen his approach if the influx continues to pick up speed.Fernando Maura, foreign policy spokesman for the center-right opposition Ciudadanos party, said the prime minister's current approach risked creating a "pull factor"."When you send out a signal of this kind, it could well be received by those who want to come to Europe," he said.(This story was corrected to delete reference to record year in paragraph two.)(Additional reporting by Steve Scherer in ROME; Editing by Mark Bendeich and Sonya Hepinstall)

EARTH DESTROYED WITH THE EARTH IN NOAHS DAY(BECAUSE OF SIN,VIOLENCE AND GODLESS PEOPLE)

GENESIS 6:11-13
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

HOSEA 4:1-3
1 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

DEUTORONOMY 28:22-24
22  The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.
23  And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.
24  The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.

STORMS HURRICANES-TORNADOES

LUKE 21:25-26
25 And there shall be signs in the sun,(HEATING UP-SOLAR ECLIPSES) and in the moon,(MAN ON MOON-LUNAR ECLIPSES) and in the stars;(ASTEROIDS ETC) and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;(MASS CONFUSION) the sea and the waves roaring;(FIERCE WINDS)
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear,(TORNADOES,HURRICANES,STORMS) and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:(DESTRUCTION) for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.(FROM QUAKES,NUKES ETC)

38 dead, nearly 50 reported missing as heavy rain hits Japan-People flee to rooftops and balconies, waving furiously at hovering rescue helicopters-By YURI KAGEYAMA-TOI-JUL 9,18

TOKYO (AP) — Torrents of rainfall and flooding battered a widespread area in southwestern Japan on Saturday, with local media casualty reports climbing quickly. Public broadcaster NHK said 38 people were dead, four were injured seriously, and 47 were missing.Television footage showed a residential area in Okayama prefecture seeped in brown water spreading like a huge lake. Some people fled to rooftops and balconies and waved furiously at hovering rescue helicopters.Okayama prefecture said a man caught in a landslide died, and six others were missing. Evacuation orders had been issued to more than 360,000 people, the prefecture said in a statement.Throughout the affected areas, parked cars sat in pools of water. NHK TV said water had reached as high as 5 meters (16 feet) in the worst-hit areas.Kyodo news service, which put the death tally at 34 people, said one death was in a landslide in Hiroshima, which had set off a fire, while the body of a child was found in another area. NHK said a woman died in her home in Hiroshima when it got buried in a mudslide.Assessing overall casualties was a challenge because of the widespread damage. NHK repeatedly urged those awaiting rescue to not lose hope.In Ehime prefecture, a woman was found dead on the second floor of a home hit by a landslide, Kyodo said. Also in Ehime, two elementary-school girls and their mother, who got sucked into a mudslide, were rescued but their hearts weren’t beating, it said.Kyoto prefecture said it was working to control flooding at several dams and identified one fatality as a 52-year-old woman.Military water trucks were rushing to areas where water systems were no longer working, Okayama prefecture said. Troops in camouflage outfits helped people and pets reach dry land on small military boats.Evacuation orders or advisories were sent for 4.72 million people, and 48,000 members of the Self-Defense Forces, police, and firefighters were mobilized for search missions, according to Kyodo.

Recovery divers in Thai boat disaster confronted by underwater tomb-Volunteers leading grim task of retrieving bodies of 41 Chinese tourists from sunken vessel, including mothers still clutching their infants-By Elizabeth Law-TOI-JUL 9,18

PHUKET, Thailand (AFP) — A scene of horror in the hull of a sunken boat: mothers still holding babies, their bodies suspended in water as the lower lounge of the Phoenix became a tomb in one of Thailand’s worst ever sea disasters.At least 41 people died — all Chinese tourists — when the Phoenix went down in rough seas on Thursday.Fifteen people are still missing but two days later flickers of hope for miracle survivals are all but extinguished.While some 48 passengers and crew managed to flee the sinking vessel by jumping into the sea or mounting life rafts, many were trapped in the main lounge as the pleasure boat plummeted 40 meters into the Andaman Sea.“It’s difficult… it’s traumatic… as you can imagine when you find dead bodies, children, kids, in the arms of the mother in the wreck,” said Philippe Entremont, the manager of a Phuket dive shop who was helping coordinate the underwater search.“But now the best thing to do for us, our job is to find the bodies and bring them back to the families,” the Frenchman added.Dozens of rescuers — including volunteers and recreational divers — have scoured the waters for two days, in an area known for its reefs.Most of Thailand’s diving experts have been diverted to the north to a rescue operation at a flooded cave where 12 schoolboys have been trapped for two weeks.That left volunteers in Phuket leading the grim task of trying to retrieve bodies from the sunken vessel.Entremont said those going down are specially trained to dive at depth — the boat has sunk to about 47 meters.South African Dominic Robnik, who has been involved in the search on both days, called the scenes “very, very sad.”“There was a lot of debris, shoes, glass, and even personal belongings, so we had to navigate through all that,” he said.Divers were positioned every five meters so recovered bodies were slowly passed up to the surface, Robnik said, adding that he had helped move at least six bodies.One body has been particularly hard to retrieve after it was trapped by the sunken boat, the divers said, adding that they were ready to bring in specialized equipment.But late Saturday afternoon, the underwater search was stopped with the Thai navy taking over the operation.The bodies would “surface naturally” according to Rear Admiral Charoenphone Khumrasee.It is the grim reality of boat disasters, said Entremont.“Maybe in a few days’ time we’ll find them on a beach somewhere drifting away.”

WORLD POWERS IN THE LAST DAYS (END OF AGE OF GRACE NOT THE WORLD)

EUROPEAN UNION-KING OF WEST-DAN 9:26-27,DAN 7:23-24,DAN 11:40,REV 13:1-10
EGYPT-KING OF THE SOUTH-DAN 11:40
RUSSIA-KING OF THE NORTH-EZEK 38:1-2,EZEK 39:1-3
CHINA-KING OF THE EAST-DAN 11:44,REV 9:16,18
VATICAN-RELIGIOUS LEADER-REV 13:11-18,REV 17:4-5,9,18

WORLD TERRORISM

OH BY THE WAY WHEN THE MEDIA SAYS ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS GOD IS GREAT LIE. IN ISLAM ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS OUR GOD IS GREATER OR GREATEST. THIS IS HOW THE MEDIA SUCK HOLES UP TO ISLAMIC-QURANIC-MUSLIMS. BY WATERING DOWN THE REAL MEANING OF THE SEX FOR MURDER DEATH CULT ISLAM. TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE A PEACEFUL RELIGION (CULT OF DEATH AND WORLD DOMINATION).

GENESIS 6:11-13
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

GENESIS 16:11-12
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,(HAGAR) Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;(FATHER OF THE ARAB/MUSLIMS) because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he (ISHMAEL-FATHER OF THE ARAB-MUSLIMS) will be a wild (DONKEY-JACKASS) man;(ISLAM IS A FAKE AND DANGEROUS SEX FOR MURDER CULT) his hand will be against every man,(ISLAM HATES EVERYONE) and every man's hand against him;(PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM BEING BEHEADED) and he (ISHMAEL ARAB/MUSLIM) shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(LITERAL-THE ARABS LIVE WITH THEIR BRETHERN JEWS)

ISAIAH 14:12-14
12  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,(SATAN) son of the morning!(HEBREW-CRECENT MOON-ISLAM) how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14  I (SATAN HAS EYE TROUBLES) will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.(AND 1/3RD OF THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN FELL WITH SATAN AND BECAME DEMONS)

JOHN 16:2
2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.(ISLAM MURDERS IN THE NAME OF MOON GOD ALLAH OF ISLAM)

North Korea says talks with Pompeo were ‘regrettable’-Pyongyang accuses Washington of trying to unilaterally pressure it into abandoning its nukes even as the US describes the meetings as 'productive'-By ANDREW HARNIK and Matthew Lee-TOI-JUL 9,18

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday that high-level talks with a US delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were “regrettable” and accused Washington of trying to unilaterally pressure the country into abandoning its nukes.The North’s statement came hours after Pompeo wrapped up two days of talks with senior North Korean officials without meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but with commitments for new discussions on denuclearization and the repatriation of the remains of American soldiers killed during the Korean War.Before departing Pyongyang, Pompeo told reporters that his conversations with senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol had been “productive,” conducted “in good faith,” and that “a great deal of progress” had been made in some areas. He stressed that “there’s still more work to be done” in other areas, much of which would be done by working groups that the two sides have set up to deal with specific issues.The North provided a much harsher assessment of the talks, saying that the United States betrayed the spirit of last month’s summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim by making “one-sided and robber-like” demands on “CVID,” or the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea.It said the outcome of the follow-up talks was “very concerning” because it has led to a “dangerous phase that might rattle our willingness for denuclearization that had been firm.”“We had expected that the US side would offer constructive measures that would help build trust based on the spirit of the leaders’ summit … we were also thinking about providing reciprocal measures,” an unnamed spokesman of Pyongyang’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement carried by the North’s official Korean Central News Agency.“However, the attitude and stance the United States showed in the first high-level meeting [between the countries] was no doubt regrettable,” the spokesman said.Pompeo said that a Pentagon team would be meeting with North Korean officials on or about July 12 at the border between North and South Korea to discuss the repatriation of remains and that working level talks would be held soon on the destruction of North Korea’s missile engine testing facility.In the days following his historic June 12 summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore, President Donald Trump had announced that the return of the remains and the destruction of the missile facility had been completed or were in progress.Pompeo, however, said that more talks were needed on both.“We now have a meeting set up for July 12 — it could move by one day or two — where there will be discussions between the folks responsible for the repatriation of remains. [It] will take place at the border and that process will begin to develop over the days that follow,” he said as he boarded his plane for Tokyo.On the destruction of the missile engine plant, Pompeo said, “We talked about what the modalities would look like for the destruction of that facility as well, and some progress there as well, and then we have laid out a path for further negotiation at the working level so the two teams can get together and continue these discussions.”Earlier, Pompeo and Kim Yong Chol both said they needed clarity on the parameters of an agreement to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula that Trump and Kim Jong Un agreed to in Singapore. The trip was Pompeo’s third to Pyongyang since April and his first since the summit.Unlike his previous visits, which have been one-day affairs during which he has met with Kim Jong Un, Pompeo spent the night at a government guesthouse in Pyongyang and did not see the North Korean leader, although US officials had suggested such a meeting was expected. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said no meeting with Kim Jong Un had been planned.As they began their talks on Saturday, Kim Yong Chol alluded to the fact that Pompeo and his delegation had stayed overnight in Pyongyang.“We did have very serious discussions on very important matters yesterday,” Kim said. “So, thinking about those discussions you might have not slept well last night.”Pompeo, who spoke with Trump, national security adviser John Bolton, and White House chief of staff John Kelly by secure phone before starting Saturday’s session, replied that he “slept just fine.” He added that the Trump administration was committed to reaching a deal under which North Korea would denuclearize and realize economic benefits in return.Kim later said that “there are things that I have to clarify” to which Pompeo responded that “there are things that I have to clarify as well.”There was no immediate explanation of what needed to be clarified, but the two sides have been struggling to specify what exactly “denuclearization” would entail and how it could be verified to the satisfaction of the United States.Pompeo and Kim met for nearly three hours Friday and then had dinner amid growing skepticism over how serious Kim Jong Un is about giving up his nuclear arsenal and translating the upbeat rhetoric following his summit with Trump into concrete action.On his flight to Pyongyang, Pompeo said both sides made commitments at the Singapore summit on the complete denuclearization of North Korea and on what a transformed relationship between their two countries might look like.One hoped-for breakthrough on this trip would have been the return of the remains of US troops killed during the 1950-53 Korean War. North Korea committed at last month’s summit to the “immediate repatriation” of remains already identified, but that hasn’t happened yet.

Thousands head home in south Syria after ceasefire deal, monitor says-Calm reported in Daraa region Saturday as sides finalize truce; regime troops celebrate recapture of border crossing with Jordan-By Agencies-TOI-JUL 9,18

Thousands of displaced Syrians were heading home Saturday after rebels and the government reached a ceasefire deal in the south following more than two weeks of deadly bombardment, a monitor said.Under the agreement announced Friday after talks between rebels and regime ally Moscow, opposition fighters will hand over territory and heavy weapons in Daraa province near the Jordanian border.The Russia-backed regime offensive has displaced around 320,000 people since June 19, the United Nations says, including tens of thousands who fled south to the sealed border with Jordan.Calm reigned over the region on Saturday as the two sides finalized the ceasefire deal, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.“People have started to return to their homes since yesterday, taking advantage of the calm,” Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said.“More than 20,000 people have set off for home so far, heading to areas for which an accord has been reached in the southeastern Daraa countryside,” he said.But others “are scared to return to regime-controlled areas, fearing their children will be arrested,” Abdel Rahman said.The accord follows a string of similar deals with rebels for other areas of Syria, which have seen the regime retake more than 60 percent of the country, according to the Observatory.A government takeover of Daraa would be a symbolic victory for President Bashar Assad as the province was the cradle of the uprising against him seven years ago that led to civil war.More than 150 civilians have been killed in the regime bombing campaign on Daraa since June 19, the Observatory says.Under Friday’s deal, rebels are expected to hand over their heavy weapons, while those who reject the agreement will be bused with their families to the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib, state media has said.Government forces will also take over “all observation posts along the Syrian-Jordanian border,” it said Friday, hours after the regime regained control of the vital Nassib border crossing with Jordan.Syrian soldiers celebrated the recapture of the main border crossing with Jordan Saturday, raising portraits of Assad and tearing down rebel flags.Troops captured the Naseeb border crossing a day earlier. State-run Ikhbariya TV showed troops at the crossing, some flashing victory signs and pumping fists in the air as they shouted pro-Assad slogans. A soldier could be seen hoisting the Syrian flag on top of a watchtower. Another tore down the rebel flag from a building.One officer told the TV outlet that troops have taken up positions along the border with Jordan and are removing illegal crossing points.“We have ended their existence,” he said of the rebels. “They have no future anymore, God willing.”State-run news agency SANA said the army deployed at the crossing after combing and clearing it of the remnants of “terrorist groups.” It said Syrian army units have also established control over the town of Nuaima in the past 24 hours.The rebels seized control of the crossing in 2015, severing a lifeline for Syrian exports and disrupting a trade route between Syria and Jordan, Lebanon and the oil-rich Gulf countries.The rebels in southern Syria once received significant backing and support from the US that has receded and all but dried up over the past few years. Although the US government negotiated a deescalation agreement for southern Syria last year, it has remained silent as Assad’s forces marched onto Daraa in the past two weeks.The government’s offensive near the Israeli border began on June 19, and is now expected to turn more forcefully toward retaking Quneitra, potentially setting up a clash between Israel and Hezbollah and Iran unless they agree to stay away from the area as Israel demands.

Israeli spy firm targeted NGOs tied to Soros before Hungary election — report-Agents for secretive intel company obtained recordings later used by PM Viktor Orban to claim Jewish billionaire is trying to take control of the country, POLITICO reports-By TOI staff-JUL 9,18

Secretive Israeli intelligence firm Black Cube was hired to engage in a campaign to discredit local NGOs, along with individuals connected to Jewish billionaire George Soros, ahead of Hungary’s presidential election earlier this year, POLITICO reported Friday.Recordings made by operatives of the Tel Aviv-based company were then used by Prime Minister Viktor Orban to attack rights groups and Soros himself in the days leading up to his landslide election victory in April, the report said.The magazine cited a former employee of the firm as well as an individual with knowledge of the organization who both confirmed the details. It provided numerous pieces of evidence backing up its claim, including addresses and names of fake individuals and companies used in the operation which Black Cube has used in the past.Politico said operatives for the company met with officials from local civil rights groups under false pretenses and identities, and made compromising recordings of those officials.Recordings included statements on efforts to lobby foreign governments to pressure Hungary against legislation cracking down on those NGOs. These were leaked to The Jerusalem Post and the state newspaper Magyar Idok, which both published stories on the issues.Orban himself used them in claiming enemies inside and outside Hungary were attempting to gain control of the country.“Soros’s people will be installed in government — this is what the ‘Soros Leaks’ recordings tell us,” Orban said in one interview before the election, in quotes provided by POLITICO.“If Soros’s people have influence in government, they will occupy the Hungarian energy sector and the banking system. And the Hungarian people will pay the price for that.”It is not known who hired Black Cube to allegedly conduct the operation. The report’s two sources were unable to confirm whether the money the Israeli firm was given for its work came from the Hungarian government, and a spokesman for the latter declined to comment on the claims.A spokesperson for Black Cube told the news magazine that the company’s policy is to not confirm or deny such claims made regarding its operations.Since 1979, the Hungarian-born Soros has funneled tens of billions of dollars into his Open Society Foundations (OSF), which in turn fund civil society groups around the world.Orban, who based his campaign on demonizing migrants, accuses Soros and organizations supported by his Open Society Foundations of seeking to allow thousands of immigrants into Hungary.In the lead up to the campaign, Orban’s Fidesz party plastered the country with billboards “warning” about Soros.One of them depicted the philanthropist and opposition candidates holding wire-cutters to destroy the razor-wire fence that Orban erected on the Serbian border in 2015 to keep out migrants.Orban and his government repeatedly attacked Soros using language that some critics have said has anti-Semitic undertones.While Black Cube has been accused of involvement in controversial dealings in the past, the POLITICO report claims the Hungarian presidential campaign would be the first time the private intelligence firm’s work has been allegedly used in an election campaign.As part of the operation, Black Cube agents met with the NGO staffers and Soros allies in various cities across Europe and the US pretending to be supporters. They used fake aliases, but two of them had “discernible Israeli accents,” those who met with them told POLITICO.After meetings with the intelligence firm’s targets were completed, information on the fabricated companies the agents had pretended to represent was deleted from the internet and telephone numbers were disconnected.-Black Cube logo-According to POLITICO, one of the fake email addresses given by Black Cube agents had been used in another operation launched by the private intelligence firm targeting actress Rose McGowan, after she accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of rape.A Black Cube board member later apologized for his firm’s work on behalf of Weinstein, and said it would not have assisted the disgraced producer had it had known it was helping suppress sexual assault allegations against him.Black Cube’s name has come up in a number of other high-profile intelligence gathering operations.In May, the New Yorker magazine reported that the firm was allegedly hired by aids to US President Donald Trump to dig up dirt on Obama officials in order to discredit the Iran nuclear deal.The operation in 2017 reportedly targeted Ann Norris, a former US State Department official who is married to Ben Rhodes, a foreign-policy adviser to former president Barack Obama and a prominent advocate of the Iran nuclear deal. It also targeted Rebecca Kahl, a former program officer at the National Democratic Institute and the wife of the former Obama administration foreign-policy adviser Colin Kahl.And Christopher Wylie, the whistleblower who revealed that data analysts Cambridge Analytica had harvested details of 50 million Facebook users and used the material in Trump’s election campaign, also told the British parliament that Black Cube was involved in a hacking scheme targeting the president of Nigeria.Black Cube denied involvement in both operations, in apparent deviations from its aforementioned policy of not confirming or denying reports on its work.Along with a second private intelligence company, Psy-Group, it is being sued for alleged defamation in a Canadian lawsuit by hedge fund West Face Capital Inc., for $500 million in damages. In one instance cited in that case, a Black Cube operative is alleged to have tried to entrap a retired Canadian judge into making anti-Semitic comments.In response to a Times of Israel request for comment on that case, Black Cube said last month: “It is Black Cube’s policy to never discuss its clients with any third party, and to never confirm or deny any speculation made with regard to the company’s work. Referencing Black Cube has become an international sport during 2018. It is important to note that Black Cube always operates in full compliance of the law in every jurisdiction in which it conducts its work, following legal advice from the world’s leading law firms.”

Iran executes 8 over 2017 Islamic State attack on Tehran-Mass hangings take place over a year after assault on parliament and shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini that killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 50-By Amir Vahdat and Jon Gambrell-TOI-JUL 9,18

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Saturday it executed eight people convicted in the 2017 Islamic State group attack on parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran.The June 7, 2017 attack has so far been the only assault by the Sunni extremists inside of Shiite Iran, which has been deeply involved in the wars in Iraq and Syria where the militants once held vast territory.The judiciary’s official Mizan news agency and semi-official news agencies in Iran acknowledged the executions Saturday, but did not say when they took place. Executions in Iran are carried out by hangings.While Iran is one of the world’s top enforcers of the death penalty, such mass executions are rare. In August 2016, human rights activists criticized Iran for carrying out the mass execution of 20 Sunni militants from a group identified as Jihad and Tawhid after a six-year trial. In August 2007, Iran hanged seven men convicted of rape in Mashhad at the same time.Mizan noted in its report that the executions came after the eight men had been tried and convicted in a trial that included both eyewitness testimony and video footage showing their involvement.“These eight worked directly … in martyring and wounding a number of innocent compatriots,” Mizan said.The news agencies on Saturday named those executed as Soleiman Mozafari, Esmail Sufi, Rahman Behrouz, Majed Mortezai, Sirous Azizi, Ayoub Esmaili, Khosro Ramezani and Osman Behrouz.The Islamic State attack killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 50. It saw gunmen carrying Kalashnikov assault rifles and explosives storm the parliament complex where a legislative session had been in progress, starting an hours-long siege.Meanwhile, gunmen and suicide bombers also struck outside Khomeini’s mausoleum on Tehran’s southern outskirts. Khomeini led the 1979 Islamic Revolution that toppled the Western-backed shah to become Iran’s first supreme leader until his death in 1989.The assault shocked Tehran, which largely has avoided militant attacks in the decades after the tumult surrounding the Islamic Revolution.Over a dozen others remain on trial over the attack. Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard responded to the attack by launching six missiles into eastern Syria targeting IS militants.Iran was second only to China in 2017 in the number of known executions carried out, according to Amnesty International. Iran executed over 500 people last year, according to the group.The IS executions come as controversy still swirls in Iran surrounding the country’s mass executions of 1988 near the end of the Iran-Iraq War. Activists at the time said Iran executed as many as 5,000 people after sham trials of Communists, Kurdish separatists, political prisoners and members of an Iranian exile group known as the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq.The executions represent one of the darkest moments of Iran’s post-revolution history and are still not recognized by its government.

Two US destroyers sail into Taiwan Strait: Taiwan gov't-[AFP]-YAHOONEWS-July 7, 2018

Taipei (AFP) - Two United States warships entered the Taiwan Strait on Saturday, the Taiwanese government said, at a time of heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing.The destroyers USS Mustin and USS Benfold sailed into the narrow waterway separating Taiwan and China on Saturday morning and were expected to continue on a northeast course, Taiwan's defence ministry said in a statement."The military is monitoring the situation in neighbouring areas, and has the confidence and abilities to maintain regional stability and defend national security," the statement added.A defence ministry official told AFP the ships were still in the strait on Saturday night, sailing in what he described as international waters.The warships’ entry into the strait comes as Washington and Beijing are locked in a trade war and as tensions escalate between Beijing and Taipei.China sees self-ruling democratic Taiwan as part of its territory to be reunified, but the island sees itself as a sovereign country.Although the US does not have official diplomatic relations with Taiwan, it is its most powerful ally and biggest arms supplier.China has stepped up diplomatic and military pressure on Taiwan since Beijing-sceptic President Tsai Ing-wen took office two years ago as her government refuses to acknowledge that the island is part of "one China."Relations between the US and Taiwan have warmed recently as President Donald Trump signed legislation paving the way for mutual visits by top officials and the US government approved a licence required to sell submarine technology to Taiwan.

          South Korea Closer to Full Crypto Legalization After Latest Announcement      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Cryptocurrency regulation across Asia has been piecemeal at best. Despite the continent’s apparent unity when it comes to business and trade, the leading players can’t seem to find common ground when it comes to defining a legal base for Bitcoin and its peers. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has pledged to strengthen its controls […]

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          Comment on British Airways’ JFK-Heathrow route is world’s most lucrative by FrequentPR      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
One reason short flights don't feature is that where it exists, high speed rail may have cut extremely heavily into airlines' market share. A classic example is Taipei - Kaohsiung where airlines ceased operating the route. Eurostar is another, but it's also occurred in Japan, South Korea, Spain, France, probably Germany and in time newer entrants such as Turkey as well. So much more comfortable on HSR.
          Stocks, metals hit by new US trade war salvo      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Stocks fell and metals prices slumped to their lowest in a year on Wednesday, as US threats of tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods pushed the worlds two biggest economies ever closer to a full-scale trade war.The detailing overnight of US President Donald Trumps already-threatened 10 percent tariffs on an additional $200 billion of Chinese goods dampened hopes that Washington will eventually step back from the escalating row.The clock now starts ticking on a two-month period of public comment before the levies get imposed. Trump has said he may ultimately target more than $500 billion worth of Chinese goods - roughly the total amount of US imports from China last year.Shanghai markets were hardest hit overnight with stocks there down almost 2 percent and the yuan weakening towards last weeks 11-month lows, down 0.4 percent to 6.66 per dollar.Hong Kongs Hang Seng lost more than 1 percent, as did Japans Nikkei as the yen received something of a safety bid.Europes main bourses, also taken aback as Trump kicked off a NATO summit in Brussels by accusing Germany of being a captive of Russia, then saw similar falls.There is still a good six or seven weeks before these (tariffs) take effect so it is not like we are going to see these tomorrow, but it is definitely the next step in a trade war, TD Securities global strategist James Rossiter said.Im curious to see what China does to retaliate in the coming days.The concerns were also evident in currency markets.The Australian dollar, often seen as a proxy for Chinese economic fortunes, fell 0.6 percent as did South Koreas won and Mexicos peso which also faces the threat of Trump ditching the NAFTA trade pact.It was industrial metals prices though that took the heaviest hit over worries that the dispute could ultimately dent Chinas commodity-hungry economy.Copper, zinc and lead all slumped between 3 and 4 percent to their lowest levels in about a year. Copper was down 3 percent at $6,141.50. Nickel, tin and aluminum also dropped to multi-month lows.Trumps latest move took the wind out of investors sails largely because the central scenario for many in the markets is that Washington will eventually step back from the escalating row and settle for some sort of compromise.The more it turns up the heat therefore, the more likely the tariffs get implemented just like the 25 percent levies on $34 billion of Chinese and US imports triggered on Friday.There is a two-month period of public comment on the latest proposed list before the tariffs get imposed.There certainly is going to be pronounced risks mainly because weve now moved on to the tit-for-tat-for-tit phase of it, said Vishnu Varathan, head of economics and strategy at Mizuho Bank in Singapore.This is going to drag on until they can all come to the table and agree to even the playing field. But the unpredictability of the situation continues to rattle the markets, said Varathan.WALL STREET IN FOCUSWashington had proposed the extra tariffs after efforts to negotiate a solution to the dispute failed to reach an agreement, senior administration officials said on Tuesday.Wall Streets SandP 500 had closed at its highest level in almost six months overnight but futures on the index and the Dow Jones were down 0.8-0.9 percent respectively , which pointed to a bumpy restart later.The yen, often sought in times of political tensions and market turmoil, gained against a number of peers.The dollar traded at 111.02 yen, pulling back from a near two-month peak of 111.355. The euro fell 0.2 percent to $1.1725 and the Australian dollar lost 0.6 percent to $0.7408.Chinas yuan meanwhile dropped 0.45 percent against the dollar to move back towards an 11-month low plumbed last week.Demand for assets that traditionally ride out turbulence saw the 10-year Treasury note yield fall 3 basis points to 2.84 percent. That was a pullback from a one-week peak of 2.875 percent scaled the previous day.Bond yields across most of Europe were 2 to 3 basis points lower too. Germanys 10-year Bund yield fell 2 bps to 0.30 percent though UK gilts missed out as Brexit turmoil continue to batter the countrys ruling Conservative party.Oil prices were also hit by the trade war concerns. The US had said it would consider requests from some countries to be exempted from other sanctions that it plans put into effect in November that prevent Iran from exporting oil.Brent crude futures lost 0.8 percent to $78.22 a barrel. Oil had risen the previous day, supported by a larger-than expected US stock draw and supply concerns in Norway and Libya.REUTERS JA 1444
          China Rebuffs Trump’s Blame in North Korea Denuclearization Fallout      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
China refused to take the blame for a setback in North Korea’s path toward denuclearization as bilateral talks between Washington and Pyongyang went sour during U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit there over the weekend. Beijing on Tuesday insisted its position on the Korean peninsula issue is consistent and responsible — a rebuttal to U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweeted accusation that China “may be exerting negative pressure on a deal because of our posture on Chinese trade.” Trump’s comments echoed the stance of Republican senator Lindsey Graham, who said Pyongyang’s latest condemnation of the U.S. has “China’s hands all over” it. “If I were President Trump, I would not let China use North Korea to back me off of the trade dispute,” Graham told the U.S cable news network program Fox News Sunday after North Korean officials called their talks with Pompeo “regrettable” and accused the U.S. of making “gangster-like demands” on denuclearization. Beijing’s Rebuttal “This is totally baseless. China's position on the Korean peninsula is consistent and clear. We will steadfastly play a positive role and make constructive contributions towards pushing for the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and peace and stability in the region,” Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told press briefings repeatedly.   Wang Dong, a professor of international studies at Peking University, said China is being scapegoated.   “China can’t afford to be the scapegoat. What happened was the Trump administration is divided on its approach toward the procedures of denuclearization. [Pompeo] proposed a hawkish approach [during negotiations], which Pyongyang will never accept. North Korea has made it clear that its principle of step-by-step and simultaneous action has to be abided by,” Wang said, adding that both Washington and Pyongyang need to make compromises to narrow their gaps.   The professor urged Trump not to offset his diplomatic efforts after the Singapore summit, saying he should next persuade his hawkish aides to come up with a feasible approach on “full denuclearization” — one that differs from the past complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement (CVID) of North Korea’s nuclear programs.   Mixed online reactions   Accusations from U.S. politicians, however, have triggered nationalistic sentiment among Chinese netizens.   An online reader, who responded to the foreign ministry’s rebuttal, wrote that the United States “has measured the stature of great men by the yardstick of small men” while another reader called the United States “paranoid.” But one day earlier, the majority of the Chinese audience actually sided with Pompeo and responded negatively to Pyongyang’s reluctance to pick up its pace of denuclearization.   On Weibo, China’s twitter-like microblogging platform, one user asked “why is the US — a country so far away — keeping an eye on the North Korea’s denuclearization progress? Where is that responsible nation?”   Another Weibo user wrote “decapitation operations should be next carried out. Simple and effective.”   Economic gains   While China may be genuinely committed to pushing Pyongyang to denuclearize, it’ll inevitably bear the brunt of any back-and-forth from North Korea’s delivery, according to Tsai Tung-Chieh, a professor of international politics at National Chung Hsing University in Taichung, central Taiwan.   That’s because Pyongyang can only look to China, currently its major trade partner, for economic gains in exchange for any progress of its denuclearization, the professor said.   North Korea leader Kim Jung Un has invited Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit Pyongyang in September for National Day celebrations in a bid to strengthen economic ties. Kim has met Xi twice in the lead-up to his June summit with Trump and the third to brief Xi on the outcome of the talks.   “Denuclearization will be next used as a bargaining chip and guarantee for North Korea to negotiate for [future] economic incomes. That is, the North won’t terminate nuclear programs without any economic gains,” Tsai said.   After the Singapore summit, Trump may have eroded China’s leverage by directly engaging with Pyongyang, but that doesn’t mean China will be left completely out of the equation, the professor said. He added that Trump has won the “face” as the peacemaker, but will require China to deliver the “lining” on denuclearization as Beijing has a bigger say in awarding Pyongyang economic gains.   And the U.S.-North Korea denuclear dealings will be decoupled from the Sino-U.S. trade fight, according to professor Wang.   The Trump administration’s latest announcement to slap tariffs on an extra $200 billion of Chinese imports has sparked an outcry from China, whose commerce ministry said on Wednesday the U.S. move is “unacceptable” and hurts America’s own interests, China and the rest of the world. A four-party meeting? Wang, in addition, disagreed that Kim is planning on a second summit with Trump in Switzerland as he said such a summit isn’t in the interests of either country.   What Pyongyang really wants is a four-party meeting with South Korea, China and the United States, the professor said.   “Pyongyang has more faith in South Korea and China. It remains skeptical of the U.S. To Kim, he will be under a lot of pressure shall he next meet one-on-one with Trump. Instead, he will feel more eased sided by South Korea and China and can certainly leverage the three-to-one advantage to constrain the U.S.” Tsai said.
          Former German Chancellor Schroede marries latest wife in Seoul      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, 74, and his latest wife, Kim So Yeon, 48, were married in the South Korean capital, Seoul, the couple revealed on Wednesday.

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          Prodip Leung x How2work Join Forces Again for "Plants of Gods II" Terrarium Sculpture      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Building on his relationship with How2work, Hong Kong artist and LMF bassist Prodip Leung collaborated with the toy manufacturer on a sequel to his "Plants of Gods" terrarium sculpture. Aptly named "Plants of Gods II," his latest glass plant shelter art piece continues Leung's infatuation with the existence of extraterrestrials with select inspiration from the Hindu god Shiva. Limited to 100 pieces, the sculpture is a Vitruvian man-like figure sat cross-legged with space for an ornate plant piece to be held. Sporting a grey matte tone, color on the unique terrarium sculpture comes in the form of a golden color polystone skull that adds a touch of the macabre to the art piece. Priced at $450 USD, the Prodip Leung x How2work "Plants of Gods II" terrarium sculpture is available now at WOAW Store. In case you missed it, take a first look at KAWS' massive Companion sculpture in South Korea.

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          Offer - Opportunities for the global polyurethane foam market to reach $60.5 billion by 2022 - USA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
According to a new market report published by Lucintel, the future of global polyurethane (PU) foam market looks good with opportunities in various applications, such as building and construction, bedding and furniture, transportation, electrical and electronics, footwear, and others. The global polyurethane foam market is expected to reach an estimated $60.5 billion by 2022 and it is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 4.0% from 2017 to 2022. The major growth drivers for this market are growth in bedding and furniture industry, high demand of PU foam in building insulation for energy conservation and increasing automotive production. In this market, building and construction, bedding and furniture, automotive and transportation, electrical and electronics, and footwear are the major applications. On the basis of its comprehensive research, Lucintel forecasts that bedding and furniture is expected to be the largest market. The footwear segment is expected to show the highest growth rate during the forecast period from 2017 to 2022. Within the global polyurethane foam market, rigid foam, flexible foam, and spray foam are the various types of polyurethane foam. Flexible foam is expected to remain the largest market by value and volume, mainly driven by applications in different industries, such as furniture and bedding, automotive interiors, packaging, textiles, and others due to its lightweight, durable, resilient and energy absorption properties. By material, MDI based foam and TDI based foam are the major materials used to manufacture PU foam. TDI based foam is expected to remain the largest market due to growth in bedding and furniture, and automotive industry. Asia Pacific is expected to remain the largest market and is also expected to witness above average growth over the forecast period due to growth in end-use industries. Increasing construction spending in countries, such as China, India, South Korea, and Indonesia is the major driver for the growth. Emerging trends, which have a direct impact on the dynamics of the industry, includes emergence of carbon dioxide-based flexible foam and usage of natural based raw materials to manufacture polyurethane foam. Recticel, UFP Technologies, Chemtura Corporation, Vita foam, Carpenter and Eurofoam Group are among the major suppliers for the global polyurethane foam market. Lucintel, a leading global strategic consulting and market research firm, has analyzed growth opportunities for the global polyurethane foam market and has come up with a comprehensive research report entitled “Growth Opportunities of Global Polyurethane Foam Market 2017-2022: Trends, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysis.” The Lucintel report serves as a catalyst for growth strategy, as it provides a comprehensive data and analysis on trends, key drivers, and directions. The study includes a forecast for global polyurethane foam market by application, type, raw material, density, country, and region as follows: By Application Type (Value ($M) and Volume (M lbs) from 2011 to 2022): · Building and Construction · Bedding and Furniture · Transportation · Electrical and Electronics · Footwear · Others By Foam Type (Value ($M) and Volume (M lbs) from 2011 to 2022): · Rigid Foam · Flexible Foam · Spray Foam By Density Type (Value ($M) and Volume (M lbs) from 2011 to 2022): · High Density Foam · Low Density Foam By Raw Material Type (Value ($M) and Volume (M lbs) from 2011 to 2022): · MDI Based Foam · TDI Based Foam By Country (Value ($M) and Volume (M lbs) from 2011 to 2022): · US · Canada · Mexico · China · India · South Korea · Japan · Central Europe · Western Europe · Eastern Europe · Brazil · Middle East · South America By Region Type (Value ($M) and Volume (M lbs) from 2011 to 2022): · North American · Europe · APAC · ROW This 221-page research report will enable you to make confident business decisions in this globally competitive marketplace. For a detailed table of contents, contact Lucintel at +1-972-636-5056 or helpdesk@lucintel.com. Lucintel offerings include Chemical Market Research Reports, Chemical Industry Analysis Report, Opportunity Screening and Analysis, Strategic Growth Consulting and Capital Investment Analysis. About Lucintel Lucintel, the premier global management consulting and market research firm, creates winning strategies for growth. It offers market assessments, competitive analysis, opportunity analysis, growth consulting, M&A, and due diligence services to executives and key decision-makers in a variety of industries. For further information, visit www.lucintel.com. This report answers following 11 key questions: Q. 1. What are some of the most promising, high-growth segments in the global polyurethane foam market by application type (building and construction, bedding and furniture, transportation, electrical and electronics, footwear and others), raw material (MDI based foam and TDI based foam), type (rigid, flexible and spray foam) and region (North America, Europe, APAC, and ROW)? Q.2.Which segments will grow at a faster pace and why? Q.3.Which region will grow at a faster pace and why? Q.4.What are the key factors affecting market dynamics? What are the drivers, challenges, and business risks in this market? Q.5.What are the business risks and competitive threats in this market? Q.6.What are the emerging trends in this market and the reasons behind them? Q.7.What are some of the changing demands of customers in the market? Q.8.What are the new developments in the market? Which companies are leading these developments? Q.9. Who are the major players in this market? What strategic initiatives are key players pursuing for business growth? Q.10.What are some of the competing products in this market and how big of a threat do they pose for loss of market share by material or product substitution? Q. 11.What M & A activity has occurred in the last 5 years?
          BI: Rupiah Masih Berpeluang Menguat      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Liputan6.com, Jakarta - Bank Indonesia (BI) optimistis rupiah yang saat ini terdepresiasi akan kembali menguat terhadap dolar Amerika Serikat.

Gubernur BI, Perry Warjiyo mengatakan, nilai tukar rupiah masih relatif terkendali. "Ini yang kami tegaskan bahwa nilai tukar itu relatif terkendali dan kami nyatakan kembali komitmen BI untuk terus jaga stabilitas ekonomi khusus nya stabilitas nilai tukar. Artinya sebenarnya rupiah itu masih ada potensi untuk menguat," kata Perry di Gedung DPR RI, Rabu (11/7/2018).

Perry menjelaskan, kebijakan BI yang berkaitan dengan nilai tukar rupiah adalah menjaga stabilitas sesuai dengan kondisi fundamental.

"Dan kita lihat bahwa nilai tukar yang ada sekarang itu masih overvalue, masih terlalu lemah kalau dibandingkan dengan fundamentalnya sehingga dari sisi fundamentalnya mestinya ada ruang untuk lebih apresiatif lagi," ujar dia.

Dia mengatakan, yang membuat rupiah tertekan adalah faktor-faktor dari eksternal. Namun, jika dibanding beberapa negara lain, rupiah masih lebih perkasa menghadapi tekanan tersebut.

"Kami tegaskan secara relatif depreaiasi nilai tukar rupiah dibanding negara lain relatif terkendali.Year to date pelemahan rupiah yang 5,6 persen pelemahan ini lebih rendah dari Filipina peso, dari Indian rupee apalagi kalau dibandingkan dengan Brazil, South Korea dan Turkey itu pelemahannya jauh lebih tinggi,”  kata dia.

Berdasarkan kurs referensi Jakarta Interbank Spot Dollar Rate (Jisdor) berada di posisi 14.391 per dolar AS pada 11 Juli 2018. Rupiah melemah dari posisi 10 Juli 2018 di kisaran 14.326 per dolar AS.

 

Reporter: Yayu Agustini Rahayu

Sumber: Merdeka.com

 

Pelemahan Rupiah Tak Bikin Pemerintah Ubah Postur APBN 2018

Menko Perekonomian Darmin Nasution memberi sambutan dalam acara launching Gerbang Pembayaran Nasional (GPN) di Gedung BI, Jakarta, Senin (4/12). BI meresmikan GPN sebagai sistem pembayaran yang terintegrasi di Indonesia. (Liputan6.com/Angga Yuniar)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Sebelumnya, Menteri Koordinator Bidang Perekonomian Darmin Nasution menegaskan tidak akan mengubah postur Anggaran Pendapatan dan Belanja Negara (APBN) 2018. Meskipun beberapa hari terakhir terjadi pelemahan nilai tukar rupiah hingga mencapai 14.400 per dolar AS sementara patokan APBN 2018 ada di angka 13.400 per dolar AS.

"(Tidak ada APBN Perubahan?) Ya posisinya seperti itu. Tidak ada APBN-P. Karena tidak ada perubahan penting yang perlu dilakukan," ujarnya saat ditemui di Kantornya, Jakarta, Selasa 10 Juli 2018.

Sementara saat ditanya mengenai adanya tambahan pengeluaran untuk subsidi Solar dirinya pun enggan menanggapi. Mantan Direktur Jenderal Pajak tersebut menyerahkan sepenuhnya kepada Kementerian Keuangan.

"(Tambahan untuk subsidi solar?) Siapa yang bilang? Kalau teknis begitu tanya Kemenkeu, jangan tanya saya. Tanya Bu Ani aja. Saya kalau sudah masuk teknis hitung-hitungan ke Kementerian Keuangan saja deh," tandasnya.

 

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According to a new market report published by Lucintel, the future of global polyurethane (PU) foam market looks good with opportunities in various applications, such as building and construction, bedding and furniture, transportation, electrical and electronics, footwear, and others. The global polyurethane foam market is expected to reach an estimated $60.5 billion by 2022 and it is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 4.0% from 2017 to 2022. The major growth drivers for this market are growth in bedding and furniture industry, high demand of PU foam in building insulation for energy conservation and increasing automotive production. In this market, building and construction, bedding and furniture, automotive and transportation, electrical and electronics, and footwear are the major applications. On the basis of its comprehensive research, Lucintel forecasts that bedding and furniture is expected to be the largest market. The footwear segment is expected to show the highest growth rate during the forecast period from 2017 to 2022. Within the global polyurethane foam market, rigid foam, flexible foam, and spray foam are the various types of polyurethane foam. Flexible foam is expected to remain the largest market by value and volume, mainly driven by applications in different industries, such as furniture and bedding, automotive interiors, packaging, textiles, and others due to its lightweight, durable, resilient and energy absorption properties. By material, MDI based foam and TDI based foam are the major materials used to manufacture PU foam. TDI based foam is expected to remain the largest market due to growth in bedding and furniture, and automotive industry. Asia Pacific is expected to remain the largest market and is also expected to witness above average growth over the forecast period due to growth in end-use industries. Increasing construction spending in countries, such as China, India, South Korea, and Indonesia is the major driver for the growth. Emerging trends, which have a direct impact on the dynamics of the industry, includes emergence of carbon dioxide-based flexible foam and usage of natural based raw materials to manufacture polyurethane foam. Recticel, UFP Technologies, Chemtura Corporation, Vita foam, Carpenter and Eurofoam Group are among the major suppliers for the global polyurethane foam market. Lucintel, a leading global strategic consulting and market research firm, has analyzed growth opportunities for the global polyurethane foam market and has come up with a comprehensive research report entitled “Growth Opportunities of Global Polyurethane Foam Market 2017-2022: Trends, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysis.” The Lucintel report serves as a catalyst for growth strategy, as it provides a comprehensive data and analysis on trends, key drivers, and directions. The study includes a forecast for global polyurethane foam market by application, type, raw material, density, country, and region as follows: By Application Type (Value ($M) and Volume (M lbs) from 2011 to 2022): · Building and Construction · Bedding and Furniture · Transportation · Electrical and Electronics · Footwear · Others By Foam Type (Value ($M) and Volume (M lbs) from 2011 to 2022): · Rigid Foam · Flexible Foam · Spray Foam By Density Type (Value ($M) and Volume (M lbs) from 2011 to 2022): · High Density Foam · Low Density Foam By Raw Material Type (Value ($M) and Volume (M lbs) from 2011 to 2022): · MDI Based Foam · TDI Based Foam By Country (Value ($M) and Volume (M lbs) from 2011 to 2022): · US · Canada · Mexico · China · India · South Korea · Japan · Central Europe · Western Europe · Eastern Europe · Brazil · Middle East · South America By Region Type (Value ($M) and Volume (M lbs) from 2011 to 2022): · North American · Europe · APAC · ROW This 221-page research report will enable you to make confident business decisions in this globally competitive marketplace. For a detailed table of contents, contact Lucintel at +1-972-636-5056 or helpdesk@lucintel.com. Lucintel offerings include Chemical Market Research Reports, Chemical Industry Analysis Report, Opportunity Screening and Analysis, Strategic Growth Consulting and Capital Investment Analysis. About Lucintel Lucintel, the premier global management consulting and market research firm, creates winning strategies for growth. It offers market assessments, competitive analysis, opportunity analysis, growth consulting, M&A, and due diligence services to executives and key decision-makers in a variety of industries. For further information, visit www.lucintel.com. This report answers following 11 key questions: Q. 1. What are some of the most promising, high-growth segments in the global polyurethane foam market by application type (building and construction, bedding and furniture, transportation, electrical and electronics, footwear and others), raw material (MDI based foam and TDI based foam), type (rigid, flexible and spray foam) and region (North America, Europe, APAC, and ROW)? Q.2.Which segments will grow at a faster pace and why? Q.3.Which region will grow at a faster pace and why? Q.4.What are the key factors affecting market dynamics? What are the drivers, challenges, and business risks in this market? Q.5.What are the business risks and competitive threats in this market? Q.6.What are the emerging trends in this market and the reasons behind them? Q.7.What are some of the changing demands of customers in the market? Q.8.What are the new developments in the market? Which companies are leading these developments? Q.9. Who are the major players in this market? 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Trump goes on and on about NATO being a deadbeat debtor who can either pay the US what its owed or find someone else to protect them if they get attacked. He doesn't know what he's talking about.

Josh Marshall spells it out:

The actual NATO budget is quite small — a $1.4 billion military budget and a $250 million civilian budget. The U.S. pays a relatively modest part of that total, about 22 percent. The percentage is based on a formula which includes the size of each member state’s economy. This mainly goes to pay for the NATO headquarters in Belgium and the quite thin military infrastructure which coordinates and integrates the various member-country militaries which make up the alliance. That’s it. The whole thing is budgeted at less than $2 billion. The percentage the U.S. pays is reasonable relative to the size of the U.S. economy and no one is in arrears.

The vastly greater amount is the military budgets of all the member countries combined, which was $921 billion in 2017. The great majority of that is made up of the U.S. military budget. In 2017 the U.S. military budget was $610 billion. The coming fiscal year puts it at $700 billion. (That big run-up is significant and we’ll return to it.) Some of that difference is driven by the fact that the U.S. economy is far larger than any individual NATO member state. But the U.S. also spends much more on a per-capita basis. Staying with the 2017 numbers, the U.S. spends 3.61 percent of GDP on defense. The next major NATO member is the U.K. down at 2.36 percent while most other major NATO powers are significantly under 2 percent. (Examples: France, 1.79 percent; Germany, 1.2 percent; Canada, 1.02 percent.)

In 2014, at U.S. urging, NATO set a target that member states should get to a minimum of 2 percent of GDP on military spending by 2024. Almost all of them have increased spending in GDP terms. But few are at 2 percent yet and it’s an open question how many will get there by 2024.

Josh rightly notes that there is a legitimate debate to be had about America's role in the world and whether or not the post war order still makes sense. But regardless of where you come down on that he points out something that should make anyone who truly wants the US to withdraw from its global role take notice:

[N]one of the players in this debate are proposing any reductions to U.S. defense spending. Indeed, President Trump is overseeing and frequently brags about a dramatic increase in U.S. military spending.

There are a number of reasons the U.S. would want NATO members to increase spending. One is to make it possible over time for the U.S. to reduce its own spending. The other more immediate issue is that an allied military, for it to be really useful as a military partner, has to have a certain level of readiness, modern and interoperable weaponry and so forth. In other words, it’s not just a matter of your spending X on your military. A member state has to meet some threshold level of being a modern military force for it to be useful for the U.S. military to work with at all. Just where that level is, what percentage of GDP gets you in the ballpark are details beyond my knowledge. But those are the reasons the U.S. wants and has wanted NATO partners to up their spending. And Trump is not the first U.S. President to push for this. Bush and Obama did too.

As you can see, though, there is no sense here that the Europeans ‘owe’ the U.S. any money. That’s absurd on a purely factual level. But it’s absurd at a more specific, substantive level as well. How this could make a certain sense is if the U.S. were looking at its $700 billion annual Pentagon budget and saying, “We don’t want to spend that much money anymore. We want to drop down to $350 billion a year. To make that possible we need you European countries to pick the shortfall.” If the NATO partners refused or were laggard in upping spending they still wouldn’t owe us money. But we would have a strong argument that their miserliness was forcing the U.S. to spend hundred of billions a year it didn’t want to spend.

But as you can see, that’s precisely what we’re not doing. We’re actually at the beginning of a new military buildup (coming after another in the first years of the century.) As military policy analysts point out, those numbers only make sense if you’re planning on continuing, permanent deployments of big navies and armies East Asia and Europe basically forever. President Trump is apparently griping that the 30k+ U.S. deployment in Germany costs too much. He wants to considering withdrawing them. But the U.S. doesn’t actually have bases for them in the U.S. and, again, the spending numbers Trump’s demanding assume those troop deployment numbers and that spending — along with the U.S.’s other big permanent deployments in South Korea and Japan.

All of this leads to a couple possible conclusions. One is that President Trump, at a very basic level, doesn’t understand how the U.S. military or the U.S. military budget works. The changes Trump is demanding in European military spending are ones that cannot have any impact on U.S. military spending because he wants to spend well over the current rates that interlock with current NATO member state spending levels. They can make NATO work better, create militaries that are more useful for the dominant force, the U.S. military, to work with. (Again, Bush and Obama both pressed for this.) But they can’t save money. The more obvious conclusion is that, for whatever reasons, President Trump is hostile to the very concept of our primary alliances in Europe and Northeast Asia, in which we do pay substantial sums to be the guarantor of security in those regions. He simply hasn’t reconciled that with his braggadocious clamoring for higher military spending which, whether he knows it or not, assume those continuing commitments.

Not that he knows that because he is an in-over-his-head dotard who is flailing about mindlessly in order to create some new alliance with Russia for reasons we aren't quite sure of just yet.

He's basically telling the world to arm up. We sure are.

What could go wrong?


BTW: A third of the casualties in the war in Afghanistan have been European and North American allies.

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          Electronic Access Control Systems Market for Homeland Security, Commercial, Industrial, Residential Forecast 2018-2025      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The global Electronic Access Control Systems market is valued at 16400 million US$ in 2017 and will reach 39400 million US$ by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of 11.6% during 2018-2025.

Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/10/2018 -- A basic EAC system consists of a reader, a controller, and an electric lock. Electronic access control is a security solution that gives you detailed control over the physical security of your business. Electronic access control systems allow you to restrict access to your facility based on guidelines you define. Limitations can be set on who, where and when.

The Electronic Access Control Systems industry has got a rapid development during the last few years, with the fast development of technology and research. The global total revenue of Electronic Access Control Systems is 14298.79 M USD in 2016. At the same time, as the development of the society and economy, more and more attention has been emphasis on importance of residential and commercial security, and more and more Electronic Access Control Systems has been used in big companies.

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In the past few years, as the main raw material price was relatively stable, with the addition of a sharp increase in production capacity, expected that the Electronic Access Control Systems raw material price will be stable in the short term. However, the improvement of energy, transportation costs, and employee wages, will play a significant role in promoting the cost of Electronic Access Control Systems.

China is an important consumer of Electronic Access Control Systems; as the same time, the consumption of Electronic Access Control Systems in China grown gradually. But the backward technology and research limit the development of Electronic Access Control Systems. In the result, Electronic Access Control Systems in China was occupied by some foreign brands to some degree, such as Honeywell, ASSA Abloy, SIEMENS, TYCO, BOSCH Security, DDS.

This report studies the global Electronic Access Control Systems market status and forecast, categorizes the global Electronic Access Control Systems market size (value & volume) by manufacturers, type, application, and region. This report focuses on the top manufacturers in United States, Europe, China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan and other regions.

The major manufacturers covered in this report
Honeywell
ASSA Abloy
SIEMENS
TYCO
BOSCH Security
DDS
ADT LLC
Dorma
KABA Group
Schneider
Suprema
Southco
SALTO
Nortek Control
Panasonic
Millennium
Digital Monitoring Products
Gallagher
Allegion
Integrated

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United States
EU
China
Japan
South Korea
Taiwan

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United States
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Europe
Germany
France
UK
Italy
Spain
Russia
Rest of Europe
Central & South America
Brazil
Argentina
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
Turkey
Rest of Middle East & Africa

On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into
Card-based
Biometrics
Others

On the basis of the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales), market share and growth rate for each application, including
Homeland Security
Commercial
Industrial
Residential
Others

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The study objectives of this report are:
To analyze and study the global Electronic Access Control Systems capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2013-2017) and forecast (2018-2025);
Focuses on the key Electronic Access Control Systems manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
Focuses on the global key manufacturers, to define, describe and analyze the market competition landscape, SWOT analysis.
To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market
To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Electronic Access Control Systems are as follows:
History Year: 2013-2017
Base Year: 2017
Estimated Year: 2018
Forecast Year 2018 to 2025

For the data information by region, company, type and application, 2017 is considered as the base year. Whenever data information was unavailable for the base year, the prior year has been considered.

Key Stakeholders
Electronic Access Control Systems Manufacturers
Electronic Access Control Systems Distributors/Traders/Wholesalers
Electronic Access Control Systems Subcomponent Manufacturers
Industry Association
Downstream Vendors

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          Organic Electronics Market Emerging Trends and Forecast 2018-2025 - BASF, Evonik, H.C. Starck, DuPont, KGaA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

This report studies the global Organic Electronics market size, industry status and forecast, competition landscape and growth opportunity. This research report categorizes the global Organic Electronics market by companies, region, type and end-use industry.

Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/10/2018 -- This report studies the global Organic Electronics market status and forecast, categorizes the global Organic Electronics market size (value & volume) by manufacturers, type, application, and region. This report focuses on the top manufacturers in United States, Europe, China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan and other regions.

The global Organic Electronics market is valued at million US$ in 2017 and will reach million US$ by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of during 2018-2025.

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The major manufacturers covered in this report
BASF
Evonik
H.C. Starck
Bayer MaterialScience AG
DuPont
KGaA
Koninklijke Philips N.V.
LG Display
Merck
Novaled GmbH
Samsung Display
Sony Corporation
Sumitomo Corporation
Universal Display Corporation
AU Optronics Corporation

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Rest of Europe
Central & South America
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Argentina
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
Turkey
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Semiconductor
Conductive
Dielectric
Substrate

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Conductive Ink
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Base Year: 2017
Estimated Year: 2018
Forecast Year 2018 to 2025

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Organic Electronics Manufacturers
Organic Electronics Distributors/Traders/Wholesalers
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Downstream Vendors

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One of the key features of Trump's newly proposed $200BN in 10% tariffs on Chinese exports, is that Beijing simply has no way to retaliate proportionately: after all the US does not export that much to China. That does not mean that Beijing is limited in its reactions: as we discussed last night, Beijing may simply increase the rate on existing tariffs, or expand quantitative tariffs to "qualitative" as Barclays suggested on Monday, or of course pursue even more drastic measures such as devaluation or dumping US assets.

And, as the WSJ writes, China is now contemplating precisely such an approach, and is planning to hit back at Trump "in other ways", such as holding up licenses for U.S. firms, delaying approval of mergers and acquisitions involving U.S. companies and ramping up inspections of American products at borders.

While a Commerce Ministry statement on Wednesday described Beijing as “shocked” by the U.S. action and said China “has no choice but to take necessary countermeasures", behind the scenes officials have described the mood as more cautious.

Specifically, senior Chinese officials are weighing how far to press the retaliation without hurting other national interests. The retaliatory measures are the kind of nontariff barriers that U.S. and European businesses have long complained about, and Beijing is actively courting allies in Europe and elsewhere to fight what officials call U.S. “trade bullying.”

China also needs the U.S. for more than just trade. “The U.S. is not China’s enemy as both countries face many common challenges,” said one of the officials, listing climate change, terrorism and other problems. And the tariff battle threatens to sap an already weakening Chinese economy.

The WSJ also reports that in recent days China's Vice Premier Hu Chunhua, who oversees foreign investment, has instructed local governments to gauge how the biggest round of U.S. tariffs to date — 25% duties on $34 billion of Chinese goods imposed on Friday — is affecting American businesses operating in China.

In particular, authorities are looking for signs of U.S. companies potentially moving facilities out of China, the officials said. That would be a blow to Beijing’s effort to attract foreign capital and keep people employed at a time of gathering economic gloom.

Of course, the opposite is also true: China is now pushing to get more US production in China, as Elon Musk's impromptu trip to Shanghai where he allegedly secured commitment to build a Tesla factory in the next 2 years, has shown.

Meanwhile, Liu He, President Xi Jinping’s top economic envoy, instructed a group of prominent Chinese economists to hold a roundtable discussion on the impact of a trade war with the U.S. on the Chinese economy.

Some of the economists, members of the China 50 Forum think tank that Mr. Liu founded, expressed concerns that the trade brawl could embolden state companies with a stake in the status quo to try to block market-opening reforms Beijing is planning, according to people briefed on the event.

It is worth noting that so far, authorities have avoided aggressively going after American businesses, or fanning overt nationalist sentiment to get the nation’s 1 billion-odd consumers to boycott American products (except the occasional Michelle Obama quote of course).

In the past, such tactics have been deployed against other countries embroiled in disputes, such as South Korea, and it is likely that unless there is a resolution soon, it will take place again, putting sales of iPhones in China in jeopardy.

“The Chinese government understands that a full-scale trade war does more economic harm to China and would work hard to avoid it,” said Wang Tao, chief China economist at UBS Group AG.

Unless, of course, China suffers a market crash that unleashes a recession, and there is little more to lose.

For now there is hope: Both Washington and Beijing have left the door open for talks aimed at a resolution of the dispute, though no negotiations are actively under way. However, as Steven Englander explained yesterday, both nations are now incentivized to push the adversary further, to discover their breaking point. This means that trade war between China and the US will first get much worse, before it gets better.

The market was not happy with the WSJ report, and with futures attempting to stage a modest rally, the E-mini was promptly slammed lower.

 

 


          Dr.Copper Is Sick - Global Growth Scare Looms After Biggest Drop In 7 Years      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

When Dr.Copper is surging, there is no better indication of the world's economic growth success. However, when Dr.Copper is not surging, it is largely ignored and shrugged off as transitory, inventory- or technical-driven weakness that 'bucks' the obvious trend of global growth.

Except that's total bullshit and the fact that the last 4 weeks have seen the biggest collapse in copper prices since 2011 suggests all is definitely not well in the global synchronous growth narrative.

Furthermore, as Bloomberg notes, just when emerging markets were showing some green shoots, the latest trade attack on Chinese imports by the White House has all the signs of a rally-killer.

Copper's largest drop since February and Brent prices bolted firmly above the $75 make the outlook for MSCI EM look more like an extension of last month's buyers' drought.

Using Dr. Copper as a proxy for global growth should give some big scares to those hoping that more developed EMs like Mexico and South Korea could make it through a trade slowdown relatively unscathed.

Its read-across for other metals darken the horizon for raw materials exporters like Chile and South Africa. Add to that rising fuel prices are making it more expensive to run the trucks and generators and vulnerabilities like those facing Turkey are magnified. And to think, the market hasn't even seen China's response yet.

The last time this kind of drop occurred in Copper and a global growth scare hit, The Fed unleashed Operation Twist and shortly after that QE3.


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A U.N. official called for an investigation into the 2016 defection of restaurant workers to the South, saying at least some of them appeared to have been deceived into leaving and hinting that Seoul officials were responsible. Their fate has become a source of tension between North and South Korea, threatening to strain a blossoming cross-border detente.
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          India's Role for the Koreas      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
What is the issue?
  • The South Korean President, Moon Jae-in's visit to Delhi is of significance to India.
  • It offers scope for India's role in reconciliation between the North and the South Koreas.
What are the recent developments?
  • Talks between US Secretary of State and his hosts in North Korea ended in accusations.
  • This has impacted the American diplomacy on denuclearising the Korean Peninsula.
  • America demands for a quick and comprehensive denuclearisation of North Korea.
  • However, North Korea's agenda on political and military trust building is a challenge.
  • On the other hand, South Korean President is particular of reconciliation between the two Koreas.
  • Amidst this, Moon's visit to Delhi offers possibility for strengthening India’s role in the Korean Peninsula.
How did India become a part of this?
  • War - Independent India played a significant role in the Korean Peninsula.
  • This was especially in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War.
  • India also maintained diplomatic relations with the North and South during the Cold War.
  • Economy - With 1991 economic reforms, South Korea became an important participant in India’s economy.
  • Russia and China also increased their collaboration with South Korea for economic gains.
  • North Korea - Resultantly, the socialist North Korea was increasingly isolated.
  • It looked for making up for the loss of its old communist allies.
  • It thus started focussing on developing nuclear capability.
  • Pakistan - Eventually, the Indian Subcontinent became a part of North Korea's strategy.
  • North Korea’s atomic quest found convergences with that of Pakistan.
  • North Korea and Pakistan thus stepped up their nuclear and missile cooperation.
  • Certainly, this strained the India’s relationship with North Korea.
What could India's role now be?
  • India is now in a position to develop a more strategic view of the Korean Peninsula.
  • For,
  1. South Korean President is increasingly seeking reconciliation with the North
  2. there is much international scepticism about the prospects for this peace
  • Given this, Indian support for reconciliation would be of great political value to South Korea.
  • Importantly, it will align Delhi with the long-term interests of the Korean people.
  • For, they had been the victims of troubles in the divided peninsula over the last 7 decades.
What are the possible challenges?
  • The post-Cold War Asian landscape is shifting.
  • The relations between major powers - US, Russia, China and Japan - are strained.
  • This is a new challenge that Asia had not to deal with in decades.
  • Meanwhile, prosperity brought by globalisation to Asia over the recent decades is under stress.
  • Measures against free trade and open borders, by the Western leaders are contributing to this.
What lies ahead?
  • South Korea has announced a “New Southern Policy”.
  • This looks beyond Northeast Asia to focus on Southeast Asia, Australia and India.
  • Likewise, India's Act East policy now has a much wider coverage, the Indo-Pacific.
  • These strategies should be taken forward, to reap the benefits of geopolitical developments.
  • With global trade war unfolding, Delhi and Seoul have an urgent need to liberalise the bilateral trade relations.
  • The two sides also need to focus on expanding bilateral security and defence cooperation.
  • They should work with other countries to promote a stable Asian balance of power system.

Source: Indian Express

          Impacts of US-China Trade Wars      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
What is the issue?
The two biggest economies USA and china are engaged in a tariff war, which would disrupt world trade.
What are recent moves of USA and China led trade wars ?
  • Tariffs, or customs duties, are border taxes charged on foreign imports by a country.
  • Recently US government slapped sweeping tariffs on imported Chinese goods worth $34 billion, including aircraft parts, flat-screen televisions, and medical devices.
  • All these will now face a high 25% levy when imported into the US.
  • China responded with retaliatory tariffs of 25% on US goods worth an equivalent $34 billion, including soybean, automobiles, and marine products such as lobsters.
  • USA is also considering to impose levies on Chinese goods worth another $500 billion in the coming months.
What are the reasons behind such moves?
  • USA’s Point - USA’s tariffs are aimed at penalising China for arm-twisting foreign businesses to hand over technology to Chinese firms in lieu of access to the Chinese market.
  • The US has indicated this action is specifically aimed at protectionist measures by China, especially its “Made in China 2025” programme, an initiative to transform China into an advanced manufacturing powerhouse.
  • USA has also accused China of subsidising steel exports in a practice termed dumping selling a product at lower than the cost of production to gain market share.
  • China’s Point - Besides slapping retaliatory tariffs on US goods, the Chinese could leverage an anti-American sentiment among consumers to boycott US goods.
  • In 2012, Chinese nationalists boycotted Japanese cars and stores because of a territorial dispute, badly denting sales of Japanese goods.
What will be the consequences of the trade war?
  • Last year, China had imported $130 billion in US goods, while the US bought goods worth $506 billion from China, So, the goods trade is weighed in favour of China.
  • US economy could actually suffer more than China’s, and that South Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan and Singapore are the economies most at risk in Asia based on trade openness and exposure to supply chains involving China.
  • After the latest series of tariff strikes by the US and China, world trade could be seriously disrupted as two-thirds of goods traded are linked to global value chains.
  • There are also projections that almost two-thirds of US imports from China came in from companies with foreign capital and, based on foreign investment flows, the capital is likely to have come mostly from the US, Japan and South Korea.
What measures would be taken by China?
  • Chinese government has indicated earlier that it would appeal to the World Trade Organization’s Dispute Settlement Body.
  • If the appeal is admitted, trade analysts predict that China could have the upper hand, given the record of plaintiffs almost always ending up on the winning side.
  • The retaliatory tariffs by China could potentially spark dissent and pressure from US domestic lobbies.
What are the concerns before India?
  • India’s total exports have been faltering, down from $310.53 billion in FY15 to $262.29 billion in FY16, before recovering marginally to $276.55 billion in FY17.
  • Exports from India to the US under Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) have been consistently on the rise, bucking the broader declining trend in overall exports.
  • Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) is a preferential tariff system extended by developed countries to developing countries.
  • Out of the total GSP imports into the US under this programme, India has consistently accounted for a quarter of this.
       
  • USA’s pointed attack on duty flow imports from India into the US has specifically targeted the GSP programme.
  • India has time and again raised concerns over negative impact of tightening of visa norms by the US on the Indian IT sector.
  • It has also asked America to continue extending duty-free access under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) to its products such as chemicals and engineering.
  • India also wants exemption from the hike in import duty on certain steel and aluminium items.


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First Lady Kim Jung Sook surprised SNUPER, performers, and the audience at K-pop Contest India 2018. On July 9, SNUPER was invited as judges for the K-pop Contest India 2018 which was held in New Delhi, India. They also performed a special stage for the fans in attendance. South Korean First Lady Kim Jung Sook, who came […]

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          Were the women abducted by South Korean intelligence?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
S. Korea reiterates North Korean restaurant workers defected voluntarily
2018/07/11 11:34


In April 2016, 12 North Korean women working at a restaurant in China defected to the South. Seoul has claimed that all of them came here voluntarily but Pyongyang has demanded their return, saying they were abducted by South Korean intelligence.

中国のレストランで働いていた北朝鮮人女性が亡命した件について、韓国のスパイが誘拐したのだから、返せ、と、北朝鮮。


ーー因縁をつけることに関しては天才的だね。
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          Global Whole Grain and High Fiber Foods Market Research Report 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Helsinki will host the Trump-Putin summit next week — here's how the remote city became a major player in the drama between Russia and the West      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Helsinki Cathedral, FInland.Flickr Creative Commons / Giuseppe Milo

STOCKHOLM/HELSINKI (Reuters) - For a city of just 600,000 people on the northeast periphery of Europe, Helsinki has played an outsized role in the fraught relationship between its giant neighbor Russia and the West.

Throughout the 1945-1990 Cold War, neutral Finland navigated a precarious but pragmatic course between East and West, finding middle ground that made the capital Helsinki a hotspot for superpower talks between the Soviet Union and United States.

The Soviet Union's 1991 break-up and Finland's 1995 entry into the European Union ushered Helsinki fully into the Western orbit.

But Finland has kept acting as a bridge for diplomacy and the July 16 summit between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in its capital will be the latest installment, with East-West relations tenser than at any time since the Cold War.

Below are some milestones in Helsinki's diplomatic history.

Balancing act

(AP Photo)

Ruled by Sweden for centuries, Finland fell under the thumb of Tsarist Russia in an early 19th-century war. It emerged only after the 1917 Russian Revolution, which triggered a year of civil war followed by a declaration as an independent republic.

But the Soviet Union continued to harbor designs on Finland, leading to the 1939-40 "Winter War" in which the country lost some 10% of its territory bordering Russia.

Under delicate post-war treaties, Helsinki adopted a policy of accommodation with Moscow while remaining strictly neutral, avoiding membership in either the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact or NATO. Its stance became known as "Finlandisation," whereby a small state refrains from challenging the policies of a powerful neighbor in exchange for keeping a measure of independence.

While "Finlandisation" became a pejorative word in West European politics, it also made Helsinki a favored venue for negotiating East-West detente after decades of nuclear-edged confrontation.



Helsinki Accords

AP

The landmark Helsinki Accords were sealed there in 1975. The deal declared the inviolability of post-war borders in Europe in which eastern states occupied by the Red Army in the defeat of Nazism became Soviet satellites, divided by an "Iron Curtain" border from western states allied with the United States.

It was seen as a diplomatic coup for Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev. But the Accords also enshrined guarantees on human rights that over time would be used by dissidents in the Soviet bloc and Western powers to pressure Moscow to ease repression.



Soviet end-game

Thomson Reuters

Soviet strength seemed unassailable in the 1970s while the United States grappled with the fallout of the Vietnam War and recession triggered by an Arab oil embargo, but the tables had turned by the time of the next Helsinki summit in 1990.

When reformist Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev sat down for talks with US President George H.W. Bush, popular uprisings had toppled Moscow-backed Communist regimes in Eastern Europe.

Iraq's invasion of Kuwait and the looming US-led counter-attack formed the centerpiece of their talks and the Soviet Union ended up largely supporting the 1991 Gulf War in a stunning break with Cold War tradition.

Gorbachev was soon out of power after an abortive hardline coup in August 1991 that broke up the sclerotic Soviet Union.




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The Government of India announced today that it has signed five memorandums of understanding (MoU) with South Korea to strengthen bilateral ties in the development of innovative technologies. The agreements were concluded at the Fourth India-Korea Science & Technology Ministers Steering Committee Meeting this week in New Delhi.
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New Delhi: State-run lender Bank of Baroda will enter into a joint venture with South Korea’s KB Financial Group to develop an innovative payments business which may include issuance of new branded cards. The bank is also looking to set up a Korean...
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[Skills for success5 UNIT3 본문해석] Skills for success 5 UNIT3Laid-Back Labor The $140 Homemade Scarf 본문번역Skills for Success5해석(UNIT3)-영어번역가 전문영한번역, Laid-Back Labor: The $140 HomemadeSkills for success3 해석(reading and writing UNIT3)-영어전문영한번역, READING1. 본문독해 한글번역Q:Skills for success5해석(UNIT6)-영어번역가 전문영한번역, The New Oases 새로운 오아시스, 본문번역샘플[Skills for success5 UNIT4 본문해석] Skills for success 5 UNIT4Reading2 Phototruth or Photofiction 본문번역[Skills for success5 UNIT1 본문해석] Skills for success 5 UNIT1Diary-Keeping Pet Project for Bloggers 본문번역 Skills for success5 퇴고과정을 여러번 거치며 정확하게 해석한 번역본입니다. In Korea video games at heart of wired nation; top players are treated like rock stars. - 한국에서는 비디오 게임이 컴퓨터 시스템에 연결된 국가의 중심에 있다; 최고의 선수들은 록스타처럼 대우를 받는다. 1. At first glance the COEX mall here seemed like any other urban shopping destination on a recent latesummer day. But then there were the screams echoing down the corridors from one corner of this vast underground complex. Hundreds of young people mostly women and girls waved signs and sang slogans in the kind of fan frenzy reserved for rock stars movie stars or sports stars. - 처음 봤을 때 COEX몰은 최근 늦여름 날의 다른 도시의 쇼핑 장소처럼 보였다. 그러나 그때 이 커다란 지하 복합건물의 한 코너의 복도에서 울려 퍼지는 함성소리가 있었다. 대부분 여성들과 소녀들인 수백 명의 젊은이들이 록스타들 영화배우들 또는 스포츠스타들 에게서 찾을 수 있는 광란의 팬처럼 표지판을 흔들고 구호를 외쳤다. 2. The objects of the throng’s adoration were actually a dozen of South Korea’s most famous celebrities: professional video gamers idolized for their mastery of the science-fiction strategy game “StarCraft.” [Skills for success5 UNIT5 본문해석] Skills for success 5 UNIT5 Reading2 Why is global cooperation important 본문번역[Skills for success5 UNIT5 본문해석] Skills for success 5 UNIT5 Reading1 In Norway, Global Seed Vault Guards Genetic Resources 본문번역[Skills for success5 UNIT2 본문해석] Skills for success 5 UNIT2When Languages Die 본문번역[Skills for success5 UNIT2 본문해석] Skills for success 5 UNIT2History of the Maori Language 본문번역[Skills for success5 UNIT4 본문해석] Skills for success 5 UNIT4How to Lie with Maps 본문번역[Skills for success5 UNIT6 본문해석] Skills for success 5 UNIT6 Reading1 The New Oases 본문번역[Skills for success5 UNIT1 본문해석과 답지] Skills for success 5 UNIT1 Blogs and journalism need each other 본문번역+답안지Q:Skills for success5 해석(UNIT10)-영어번역가 전문영한번역, Small Country, 본문한글해석샘플Skills for success5해석(UNIT1)-영어번역가 전문영한번역, Blogs and journalism need each otherSkills for success5해석(UNIT2)-영어번역가 전문영한번역, History of the Maori LanguageQ:Skills for success5해석(UNIT4)-영어번역가 전문영한번역, How to Lie with Maps 지도로 속이는 방법Q:Skills for success5해석(UNIT8)-영어번역가 전문영한번역Q:Skills for success5해석(UNIT5)-영어번역가 전문영한번역, In Norway, Global Seed Vault GuardsQ:Skills for success5해석(UNIT7)-영어번역가 전문영한번역, Garbage of Eden 조회수:260회
          The Growing U.S. Trade Surplus in Services: Part Two      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

President Trump and others who are mistakenly troubled by trade deficits with specific countries should at least get the facts straight.  To fret about trade deficits in goods alone (ignoring services) is hopelessly old-fashioned in a world where the most exciting business and investment opportunities are typically in the service industries.   U.S. businesses are famously outstanding in software and communications services, health and education services, food and lodging services, legal, financial, accounting and marketing services, and so on.  Hollywood, Wall Street, Madison Avenue, Las Vegas and D.C.’s K-Street lawyers have always been known for their services, not “making stuff.”

The table shows a rapidly growing U.S. trade surplus in services with many important economies and regions.  The U.S. services surplus tripled from 2003 to 2017 with Canada and was 7-times larger for the EU, 12-times larger for South Korea, 25-times larger for China.   Rising trade surpluses in services have become large enough to more than offset the trade deficit in goods with some major trading partners – notably Canada.   For all countries combined, of course, the surplus in services is not yet large enough to offset the familiar cyclical uptick in the trade deficit in goods (most imported goods are industrial components and materials).  But it does not take much imagination or statistical expertise to envision an interesting trend in that direction.U.S. Trrade Surplus in Services

 


          Chevy Equinox Comes to South Korean Market as Part of GM Korea Rescue Plan      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
2018 Chevrolet EquinoxThe Chevrolet Equinox is now available for purchase in South Korea. The compact SUV is one of 15 vehicles GM Korea is planning to introduce in the country over the next five years. The strategy of importing more vehicles from the U.S. and making them available in the domestic market is part of GM Korea’s […]
          Pentagon Puts a Price Tag on Military Exercises      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea known as Freedom Guardian, which would have begun in August, would have set the U.S. military back $14 million.
          May Beef Exports Shatter Record While Pork Exports Go Lower      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

U.S. beef exports set a new value record in May, while also significantly increasing year-over-year in volume. That’s according to new data released by the USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation.

May pork exports were lower, although January-May totals for U.S. pork remained ahead of last year’s pace.

Beef export volume was 117,871 metric tons in May, the sixth-largest on record, and valued at a remarkable $722.1 million. That total surpassed the previous monthly high (March 2018) by a healthy four percent and was 24 percent higher than a year ago.

Exports accounted for 13.6 percent of total beef production in May, up 13 percent from last year.

Following a record performance in April, pork exports were down in May to 217,209 metric tons, two percent lower than last year and reflecting smaller exports of variety meats. Export value was $562.5 million, down 3.5 percent.

Japan and South Korea continue to lead the way in U.S. beef export growth.

In May, export volume shipped to Japan totaled 30,117 metric tons, 19 percent higher than a year ago and valued at $196.8 million, up 22 percent over last year.


          Korean Lawmakers Hasten to Regulate Cryptocurrency and Legalize ICOs.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Lawmakers in South Korea, one of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency trading markets, are set to submit draft bills to legislate regulations for burgeoning sector. According to a report by the Korea Times, a number of...
          South Korean Lawmakers Put Cryptocurrency Regulations on the Fast Track       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Lawmakers in South Korea are building on previous efforts to fast-track cryptocurrency regulations in one of the world’s largest blockchain markets, a move that could make the Asian country more desirable for proponents of the burgeoning sector. Notably, the proposed plan leaves the door wide open to regulating initial coin offerings (ICOs), a funding mechanism […]

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          The Countries and Cities Outside of China That Are Leading Hotel Construction in the Asia Pacific Region      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

PORTSMOUTH, N.H.—According to analysts at Lodging Econometrics, the top countries in the Asia Pacific hotel construction pipeline, excluding China, by project count are: Indonesia with 394 projects/66,154 rooms, Japan with 228 projects/46,356 rooms, India with 206 projects/33,501 rooms, Malaysia with 137 projects/36,244 rooms, and Thailand with 134 projects/31,964 rooms. The cities with the largest pipelines by project count are: Jakarta, Indonesia with 101 projects/19,010 rooms; Seoul, South Korea with 80 projects/15,738 rooms; Tokyo, Japan with ...

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          Oct 10, 2018: Fiction Forum: R.O. Kwon at Klein Conference Room, Room A510, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

R.O. Kwon’s first novel, The Incendiaries, is forthcoming from Riverhead (U.S.) and Virago (U.K.) in July of 2018. She is a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, Vice, BuzzFeed, Noon, Time, Electric Literature, Playboy, San Francisco Chronicle, and elsewhere. She has received awards and fellowships from Yaddo, MacDowell, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, Omi International, and the Norman Mailer Writers' Colony. Born in South Korea, she’s mostly lived in the United States.

Moderated by Luis Jaramillo, Director, Creative Writing Program.

Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program.

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          Iowa soldier’s remains may return after lost in Korean War      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
DES MOINES (AP) — The call came on the old crank phone in the Kreider family dining room.

It was a Wednesday in February 1951. The family had just returned to their 100-acre Iowa farm after a trip into town.

The phone rang, but there was no one to answer it. Dad was outside, probably milking the cows. And mom was nowhere to be found in the family’s two-bedroom farmhouse.

Back then, kids didn’t talk on the phone. But 15-year-old Harlan Kreider picked up the handle anyway.

It was the Floyd County sheriff. He had received a telegram. And the news was devastating.

Harlan’s older brother, Leighton, had gone missing a world away, fighting in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

It took the boy three tries to build up the courage to give the news to his father outside.

“I couldn’t tell him,” he recently recalled from his home in Plover, Wis.

The Des Moines Register reports that Leighton Kreider is one of the 7,800 American service members who still have not come home after losing their lives in the Korean War.

But last month’s summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un has sparked new hope that more soldiers’ remains will be repatriated.

That includes 133 soldiers missing from Iowa.

For Harlan Kreider, hope has come and gone too many times to count. But even at 83 years old, he hasn’t given up looking for his big brother.

While Trump and Kim discussed denuclearization and a path toward normalizing relations between Washington and Pyongyang, their summit produced another fruit: Kim agreed to return the remains of some 200 American servicemen who died in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea during the war.

There is no word yet about which soldiers may come home. And it’s unclear how long the testing and identification process will persist.

But Kreider is hoping his brother is among those returning to the United States.“He deserves to come home,” he said.

If North Korea honors its commitment and returns the remains, the gesture would go a long way in galvanizing a relationship with the United States.

“Of all the things North Koreans could do, this is one that is meaningful and will show some goodwill, if they follow through,” said Mark Tokola, vice president of the Korea Economic Institute of America. “If they can’t even do that much, it would be disappointing.”

Tokola, a retired U.S. diplomat who served at several embassies, including in Seoul, South Korea, was surprised to see Kim agree to return the remains so quickly.

But he said it was one of few tangible commitments to come out of the June 12 summit in Singapore.

“It might show they’ll be cooperative with other things as well,” he said. “So in a way, it’s a test, but it’s significant in its own right.”

It might open the door for Americans to enter North Korea to excavate in areas believed to hold the dead. North Korea has allowed that in the past, but at a high price. No searches are allowed now.

Korean War veteran Ed Wittig is skeptical that anything will happen with Trump and Kim at the table.

“It’s one liar talking to the other liar,” he said. “I don’t trust them.”

Wittig, who served in the Air Force in 1952 and 1953 in Korea, tries to attend all funerals of Korean-era vets near his home in Cedar Rapids.

He and two other Korean War veterans made a point to attend the homecoming of Army Sgt. Donald Baker on June 19, a Korean War veteran who had been missing since 1950.While he remains doubtful, he hopes to attend more of these ceremonies in the future.

“Nobody wants to be buried in somebody else’s soil,” he said. “Bring ‘em home.”

Baker was only 20 years old when he went missing in Korea. His parents and siblings all died without knowing what really happened to him and feared he had been tortured at war.

As he manned the pulpit in a funeral home chapel, the Rev. Wendell Beets recognized the oddity of eulogizing a man entirely unknown by all the living.

“We don’t know a lot about Sgt. Baker,” he said. “We know he lived and existed.”

But his family still had cause for celebration.

What was lost had been found. And distant relatives learned he had not been tortured, but died in battle. A mystery that haunted their parents and grandparents was finally solved.

A white-gloved honor guard carried Baker’s casket through Oak Hill Cemetery. They performed a 21-gun salute, and a member of the Iowa National Guard knelt and offered a perfectly folded flag on behalf of a grateful nation.

It’s the same graveside ceremony the military would offer to any of its own. But the routine service brought with it a basic dignity that fate had denied Baker.

“It made me feel patriotic,” said Candace Trent, Baker’s great-niece. “He’s part of our family and it felt like no one really cared, but they do care. He was a soldier just like any other soldier and they cared.”

Until then, Baker had been a ghost in family lore. Relatives didn’t even have pictures of him until this year.

But now, with a memorial and answers to decades of questions, he is a family legend. Trent said she can now tell her children a complete story about his sacrifice.

“I can take them to the place of his burial and say here lies your great uncle. He was an American hero, he gave his life for this country,” she said. “What an amazing thing to be able to pass on.”

But she can’t help but think of all the other families out there who haven’t been gifted that closure.

“Unfortunately, it is 68 years later, but he came back to us,” she said. “There’s still hope out there.”

To hear his Harlan Kreider tell it, his brother Leighton was a stubborn child. He tested his parents’ direction and squabbled with them often.

“He wasn’t really bad,” Harlan Kreider said. “He just had his own mind.”

Tensions at home grew so much that his mother gave him an ultimatum: if you can’t get along here, then go ahead and move out. So he did.

But even after leaving the farm near Rockford, Iowa, he stayed close with the family.

And when he enlisted, first in the National Guard and then in the U.S. Army, there were few concerns. He had two uncles who served in the Army Air Force in World War II and returned home safely.

From the war front, he wrote home weekly, mentioning the battles but never giving his family much to worry about.

A couple of years after learning of his brother’s disappearance in Korea, Harlan Kredier decided to join the armed forces himself. He didn’t tell anyone at the time, but he had quietly determined to find Leighton in Korea on his own.

It didn’t take him to long to realize the folly of that plan: the Navy sent him in the opposite direction.

Ever since, Harlan has spent countless hours tracking down old Army comrades, researching online the men who filled prisoner-of-war camps and writing to the Department of Defense in search of answers.

“I’m probably closer to him now than I ever was,” he said through tears.

Sometimes, he wonders how his brother would have aged. What would he be like now? How would he look?

But Leighton remains frozen in time, forever a 20-year-old Iowa farm boy in a world that faded away long ago.

“Most of the people who really knew him don’t exist anymore,” Harlan Kreider said.

On Feb. 5, 1951, Allied forces launched an offensive attack against North Korean and Chinese Communist forces north of Wonju, Korea.

The group’s northward drive met light resistance at first, but opposition forces launched an aggressive counter strike that pushed soldiers from the United States and the Republic of Korea south.

A series of Chinese-erected roadblocks caused the allies to split apart, according to military records. And the 3rd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division split up to make their way on foot on Feb. 12.

Somewhere along the way, Leighton Kreider was captured.

The enemy marched him and other prisoners to the Suan Bean Camp in North Korea.Using interviews with other soldiers, the Army determined Leighton Kreider died of starvation in May 1951 inside North Korea’s Mining Camp near Pyongyang.

Other prisoners buried his body there.

In 1954, the family held a memorial service in Iowa.

Harlan Kreider remembers the Army asking his mother at the time if she wanted her son’s remains unearthed and brought home or left in North Korea. But she was horrified at the thought of splitting up his remains.

“She had no qualms with bringing him back if she knew she could have all of him,” he said.He now doubts whether the Army even knew where his body was at the time. The military now says it has not been allowed to search in the former POW camp.

He’s grown frustrated with the government’s inability to bring Leighton home. Annual updates for families of the missing in Washington, D.C., have become a familiar disappointment.

“You hope and do a lot of work and get nothing back,” he said.

He had grown so hopeless that he initially decided to skip this year’s trip to Washington. But now, the with the news of North Korea agreeing to repatriate dozens of sets of remains, he’s determined to go see what comes next.

Kreider is 83 and has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. His mind is sharp, but he struggles to focus on reading or watching television. He said people sometimes struggle to understand his words.

The search for his brother is more urgent now.

He’s been unable to interest his younger brother in the effort. And he’s unsure whether any of his three faraway children would pick up the cause in his absence.

His wife, Connie, said the group that travels to Washington each year looking for answers has grown into a family. But each year, the people there grow grayer and frailer.

“All of the people who have been going to these meetings all these years are all getting up in age,” she said. “We don’t have that many years to chase after this.”

In the basement of his Wisconsin duplex, Harlan Kreider has erected a small shrine to his brother.

The back wall contains a pair of matching shadowboxes. One documents his own service memorabilia. And the other contains Leighton’s Purple Heart, Prisoner of War medal and Combat Infantryman’s Badge.

There’s a framed photo of Leighton in his full dress uniform that the South Korean government gifted Harlan on a recent trip for relatives of the American war dead. Inscribed in the corner, it reads: “In honor and memory of our Korean War hero. He will never be forgotten.”

Harlan hasn’t lived in Iowa for years. He moved around the country, spending many years in California, and has now settled in a part of Wisconsin surrounded by timber farms and cranberry bogs.

Even after all the effort of his search, he’s unsure what he would do with his brother’s remains if they were brought home.

He might find a place to bury them in Wisconsin near his home.

Or it might be best fitting to honor Leighton with one of the white marble headstones that fill Arlington National Cemetery.

But it’s more likely that Leighton will come home to Iowa.

A plot has memorialized him at Mason City’s Memorial Park Cemetery for more than 60 years.

His bronze headstone lies inches away from one that marks the graves of the mother and father who survived him.

They had a service here, a full 21-gun salute and everything, back in the 1950s. But the headstone is only ceremonial.

In the cemetery’s front office, Leighton’s name isn’t listed in the giant spiral notebook that organizes the names of all the buried dead.

Harlan Kreider hopes he lives to see this patch of earth disturbed.

But for now, as ever, the grave remains empty.


          Galaxy Note 9 Release Date Leaks, TENAA Listing Appears      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is easily one of the most anticipated smartphones of 2018, and some more info regarding that handset surfaced online. As most of you know by now, Samsung already confirmed that the device will be announced on August 9 in New York, and now South Korean media suggest that it will […]

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          South Korean delegation to visit DPRK’s Rason city this week: MOU      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Officials from presidential organ to participate in trilateral forum hosted by Russia
          Galaxy Note 9 Release Date May Be August 24th      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
We already know when Samsung will be officially unveiling the Galaxy Note 9. The company will conduct a special event for this purpose in New York City on August 9. What it hasn’t confirmed so far is when the handset is actually going to be released. A new report out of South Korea suggests that the Galaxy Note 9 release date may be August 24th. Samsung usually takes a couple […]
          Converse looks to South Korea for its next sneaker collaboration      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Converse looks to South Korea for its next sneaker collaboration

          South Korean Telecom Launches Airship Drone Platform      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In an effort to bolster a nationwide 5G network, South Korean telecom giant KT Corp will launch a new drone platform to provide mobile communications centers that can also remotely control other UAVs for search and rescue operations. Dubbed SKYSHIP, th... Read Full Story
          South Korea suspends civil defense drills in nod to warming ties with North      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

South Korean officials have canceled annual civil defense drills designed to prepare the population for a potential North Korean attack, the first time the drills will not be conducted in nearly three decades.

The move, reported by the Korean Chosun Ilbo newspaper Wednesday, is a sign that Seoul is pressing ...

          Yes, your leg is wet. No, it's not raining. by @BloggersRUs      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Yes, your leg is wet. No, it's not raining.

by Tom Sullivan


Still from Dirty Jobs.

The drama of the last few days (weeks/year?) has delayed my commenting on a post in New York magazine on the plight of workers. An employment report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development suggests that while macroeconomic conditions couldn't be much better for American workers, life is not getting any better for them.

Adding to a July 4 Washington Post report, Levitz writes, "Piddling wage gains ... have left the vast majority of our nation’s laborers with lower real hourly earnings than they had in May 2017." Economists looking to explain that round up the usual suspects: automation, lack of innovation, higher-paid baby boomers retiring and being replaced by lower-paid millennials, etc. Though not arguing the point explicitly, the OECD report suggests instead a political explanation, Levitz observes, writing, "American policymakers have chosen to design an economic system that leaves workers desperate and disempowered, for the sake of directing a higher share of economic growth to bosses and shareholders."

It's not impersonal economic forces keeping American workers treading water, but economic policy:

American workers are more likely to be poor (by the standards of their nation). In the United States, nearly 15 percent of workers earn less than half of the median wage. That gives the U.S. a higher “low-income rate” than any other developed nation besides Greece and Spain.

We also get fired more often — and with far less notice. Roughly one in five American workers leave their jobs each year, a turnover rate higher than those in all but a handful of other developed countries. And as the Washington Post’s Andrew Van Dam notes, that churn isn’t driven by entrepreneurial Americans quitting to pursue more profitable endeavors:
[D]ecade-old OECD research found that an unusually large amount of job turnover in the United States is due to firing and layoffs, and Labor Department figures show the rate of layoffs and firings hasn’t changed significantly since the research was conducted.
Not only do Americans get fired more than other workers; we also get less warning. Every developed nation besides the U.S. and Mexico requires companies to give individual workers at least a week’s notice before laying them off; the vast majority of countries require more than a month. But if you’re reading this from an office in the U.S., your boss is free to tell you to pack your things at any moment.

Our government does less for us when we’re out of work than just about anyone else’s. Many European countries have “active labor market policies” — programs that provide laid-off workers with opportunities to train for open positions. The United States, by contrast, does almost nothing to help its unemployed residents reintegrate into the labor force; no developed nation but Slovakia devotes a lower share of its wealth to such purposes. Meanwhile, a worker in the average U.S. state will stop receiving unemployment benefit payments after they’ve been out of a job for 26 weeks — workers in all but five other developed countries receive unemployment benefits for longer than that; in a few advanced nations, such benefits last for an unlimited duration.

Labor’s share of income has been falling faster in the U.S. than almost anywhere else. Between 1995 and 2013, workers’ share of national income in the U.S. dropped by eight percentage points — a steeper decline that in any other nation except for South Korea and Poland.
A chart from the 2018 World Inequality Report paints a stark contrast:

Don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining

The sitting president may boast about low unemployment, but it recalls the joke about the tourism-driven economy where I live: "There are a lot of good jobs in [insert your town here]. I know people who have two or three." Those jobs pay doodly-squat. In part by design:

On Monday, a group of 10 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia announced an investigation into "no poach" agreements, as they are known, at eight national fast-food chains. The investigators are seeking additional information from Burger King, Wendy's, Arby's, Panera, Dunkin' Donuts, Five Guys, Little Caesars and Popeyes.

The goal of the probe is to help quantify how many people are affected and how it affects workers' ability to move up the ladder, says Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania's attorney general.

"All you're doing there is holding people back; you're driving down wages and benefits and decreasing opportunity," Shapiro says. "We see that as being wrong, potentially violative of the law, which is why we are leading this investigation and trying to get to the bottom of it.
Wage growth has been slower than under George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, reports MarketWatch.

"[A]t the same time as they're able to admit that there are more jobs available in their area, [they're] equally likely or more likely to say that those jobs just don't pay what they used to, and that's a real problem," Democracy Corps managing director Nancy Zdunkewicz told Hill TV.

Social mobility has been stagnant since the 1970s, Drew Hanson writes at Forbes:
The chances of achieving the American Dream, which Stanford’s Raj Chetty defines as moving from the bottom fifth of income distribution to the top fifth, are almost twice as high in Canada than in the United States. Economic mobility is lower in the US than in most European countries.
The powerful, Hanson writes, have used their positions "to take an undeserved slice of the pie." Furthermore:
Recent research combines equality of opportunity and freedom of poverty to measure unfair inequality. From 1969 until 1980, levels of inequality in the US remained stable. From 1980 to 1995, total inequality increased but only weakly attributed to unfairness. From 1995 to 2012, inequality continued to increase, the majority of which due to unfairness. Overall, the amount of inequality explained by unfairness doubled from 1969 to 2012. Unfair inequality is higher in the US than any of the 31 European countries included in the study.
The chart above illustrates the trend.

As the president launches his trade war, he is not looking to help the American worker so much as find "wins" for himself. There are no indications any of his policies will do more to reverse inequality or restore the American Dream his supporters feel they have lost. That won't stop him from claiming he's worked wonders for them.

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          7/11/2018: ARTS: SOUTH AUSTRALIA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
MUSIC Sumi Jo: Mad for Love South Korean soprano Sumi Jo performs alongside Argentinian-born baritone Jose Carbo and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra led by Guy Noble. The program includes Benedict’s La Capinera and Kim Dong-jin’s Longing. Adelaide...
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Healcerion, the South Korean firm that introduced truly wireless ultrasound probes that work with smartphones and tablets, is releasing its SONON 300L ultrasound in the United States. The device was cleared last fall by the FDA and Healcerion has been working on manufacturing and preparing it for distribution. The SONON 300L works with most Android […]
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The EU's share of the world’s population fell from about 13% to around 7% of the world population between 1965 and 2015. The most populous countries were China and India, together accounting for 37% of the world’s population. China’s population was 1.4 billion and India’s was 1.3 billion, according to a new Eurostat publication. The fifth edition of “The EU in the world” compares the European Union (EU) with the 15 non-EU Group of Twenty (G20) countries, looking at population, living conditions, health, education and training, the labour market, economy and finance, international trade, agriculture and fisheries, industry and services, research and development, transport, environment and energy. G20 members generated 86% of global GDP in 2016, while the EU’s share fell from 30% in 2006 to 22% in 2016. The G20 comprises the world’s major advanced and emerging economies. It includes the EU, four EU Member States (Germany, France, Italy and the United Kingdom) and 15 countries from the rest of the world (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey and the United States).
          Acoustic Microscopy Market 2018 Global Industry Analysis by Size, Share, Growth Factors, Trends, Emerging Technologies, Regional and Competitive Landscape Forecast to 2025      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Pune, India -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/11/2018 -- Report Analysis:

The Global Acoustic Microscopy Market is expected to reach USD 1,323.1 million by 2025, from USD 895 million in 2017 growing at a CAGR of 6.12 % during the forecast period of 2018 to 2025. The upcoming market report contains data for historic year 2016, the base year of calculation is 2017 and the forecast period is 2018 to 2025.

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Global Acoustic Microscopy Market, By Offering (Microscopes, Accessories & Software, Services), By Application (Non-Destructive Testing, Quality Control, Failure Analysis), By Industry (Semiconductor, Life Science, Material Science, Nanotechnology), By Geography (North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa)– Industry Trends and Forecast to 2025

Report Definition:

Acoustic microscopy is a technique for micro structuring of non-transparent solids or biological materials. It has a very-high frequency of ultrasound and is used in non-destructive testing, quality control, failure analysis. It produces opportunities for discovery, permits deeper exploration of a specimen and helps scientists to better observe and analyse micro environments. It helps to get more accurate data. It is widely applicable in different industries which include semiconductor, life science, material science, nanotechnology and others.

In 2012, Sonoscan launched" D9600™ C-SAM" a newest Lab Model which was an acoustic micro imaging system. It was designed to serve as a general-purpose tool for laboratory/failure analysis work or for low-volume production inspection. It was used for non-destructive analysis of defects in industrial products and semiconductor devices.

According to article published by Macmillan Publishers Limited, in 2015, scanning acoustic microscope discriminated cancer cells in fluid by assessing the speed of sound (SOS) or attenuation of sound (AOS) through tissues by applying thin layer preparation method to observe benign and malignant effusions using scanning acoustic microscope.

Major Market Drivers:

- Rising demand for various end-user industries
- Rising funding for R&D in microscopy
- Safety regulations by governments and international bodies
- High overall operating cost and initial investment.
- Implementation of excise tax and heavy customs duty on acoustic microscopes.

Report Segmentation:

The market is segmented into offering, application, industry and geography.

Based on offering:

- Microscopes
- Accessories
- Software
- Services

On the basis of application:

- Non-Destructive Testing
- Quality Control
- Failure Analysis
- Others

Based on industry:

- Semiconductor
- Life Science
- Material Science
- Nanotechnology
- Others

Based on geography:

- North America
- South America
- Europe
- Asia-Pacific
- Middle East & Africa

Some of the major countries covered in this report are U.S., Canada, Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, Russia, China, India, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Brazil among others.

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Competitive Analysis:

The global acoustic microscopy market is highly fragmented and the major players have used various strategies such as new product launches, expansions, agreements, joint ventures, partnerships, acquisitions, and others to increase their footprints in this market. The report includes market shares of Acoustic Microscopy market for global, Europe, North America, Asia pacific and South America.

Major Market Competitors/Players:

- EAG Inc.
- Sonoscan
- PVA TePla AG
- Solenis
- NTS., National Testing Service
- Sonix, Inc.
- IP Holding S.G.P.S
- Insight k.k.
- OKOS SOLUTIONS, LLC
- MuAnalysis.
- Pico Technology
- Acoustech Systems
- Among others.

Research Methodology:

Data collection and base year analysis is done using data collection modules with large sample sizes. The market data is analyzed and forecasted using market statistical and coherent models. Also market share analysis and key trend analysis are the major success factors in the market report. To know more please Request an Analyst Call or can drop down your inquiry.

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Supply Side Primary Contributors: Product Managers, Marketing Managers, C-Level Executives, Distributors, Market Intelligence, Regulatory Affairs Managers among others.

This Report Consists of:

- No of pages: 350
- No of Figures: 60
- No of Tables: 220

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          Kim Jong Un may have purposefully clowned the Trump administration by ditching his Secretary of State for a potato farm      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks to have ditched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for a trip to a potato farm during his latest trip to the country.
  • Pompeo was reportedly supposed to meet Kim, but only met his underlings in the latest in a long string of embarrassing failures of US diplomacy. 
  • Trump said North Korea is working toward denuclearization and has made a number of concessions to them, but no evidence backs this claim.
  • Instead, North Korea looks like it's continuing work on nuclear weapons while stringing along and clowning the Trump administration.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks to have ditched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for a trip to a potato farm in the latest in a long string of embarrassing failures in President Donald Trump's push to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. 

Pompeo traveled to North Korea to follow up on the vaunted Singapore summit between Kim and Trump, where the two shook hands and posed for pictures while securing little in terms of concrete steps toward denuclearization.

Pompeo was reportedly promised a meeting with Kim, but Kim appears to have toured a potato farm instead, according to pictures released by North Korean media.

Meanwhile, Pompeo failed to nail down a framework agreement for disarming North Korea, and he was swiftly badmouthed by Pyongyang. 

North Korean media called the US's negotiating stance "regrettable," "gangster-like," and said the "results of the talks are extremely worrisome" just after Pompeo's visit

North Korea said Pompeo's trip went "as badly as it could have gone," CNN's Will Ripley quoted a source as saying.  The North Koreans "were just messing around, not serious about moving forward."

North Korea is straight up clowning the Trump administration

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So far, North Korea has gained international standing and de facto sanctions relief by engaging in diplomacy with the US and South Korea. Kim meeting Trump fulfilled an important foreign policy goal for North Korea, and China, its main trading partner, has been observed resuming trade with Pyongyang. 

Trump unilaterally decided to suspend military drills with South Korea, which could potentially wither and undermine the rationale behind an important US foothold in Asia. Trump hasn't secured any verifiable steps towards denuclearization from North Korea, or even got them to commit to any. 

Since the summit, Trump has taken to praising Kim. Trump said he got Kim to agree to destroy a missile testing site, but that has yet to happen.

Instead, North Korea appears as though it's conducting business as usual. NBC reported in June that US intelligence agencies found North Korea continuing to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons.

Satellite imagery of North Korea reviewed by ArmsControlWonk.com found North Korea actually expanding missile testing sites.

On July 6, when Pompeo was in North Korea, The Wall Street Journal reported that evidence gathered by South Korea’s military found North Korea working on a submarine that could launch nuclear missiles. 

If North Korea wanted to denuclearize, it could simply begin providing information and access to its nuclear sites. Pompeo's trip made no visible progress towards either of those goals, but produced a conspicuous snub from Kim, who preferred his potatoes. 

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          Hockey: India A beats South Korea 7-3      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

[India], July 11 (ANI): The Indian Men's Hockey 'A' Team on Wednesday defeated South Korea 7-3 in a high scoring match here at the Bengaluru Campus of Sports Authority of India.

After the two teams drew 1-1 in the first practice match yesterday, the visitors continued their momentum into the second practice match today as they scored through a penalty corner in the second minute of the match.

Jang Jonghyun's goal put India 'A' on the backfoot and it was not until the 15th minute that the home team could equalise to take control of the proceedings.

It was Akashdeep Singh who scored the India 'A' team's first goal which was followed by drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh's well-struck penalty corner in the 16th minute that gave the team a 2-1 lead.

Gagandeep Singh Sr's goal in the 18th minute doubled India's lead to 3-1 while Armaan Qureshi (20' and 54'), Amon Mirash Tirkey (27'), Sumit Kumar (30') added to India's scoreline.

For South Korea, Seo Inwoo and Jang Jonghyun scored in the 48th and 52nd minutes respectively but could not match the home team. (ANI)


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Ahead of this year's MLB All-Star Game, adidas Baseball is getting in on the action with a celebratory pack. Consisting of the Icon Trainer, adizero Afterburner cleats and Icon cleats, the "Nations Pack" reimagines the three silhouettes with a patchwork upper that blends the 18 flags of each adidas Baseball athlete's home country, ranging from Venezuela to South Korea to the Netherlands. The result is a multicolored jacquard pattern that mimics the weave of an actual flag, with the right shoe different from the left shoe. Red and blue sockliner branding add a patriotic touch to the shoes, which sport white detailing everywhere else to balance the intricately-patterned uppers. Look for the pack to hit adidas's website shortly. Elsewhere, DTLR and Villa introduced a New Balance 990 to commemorate the 2018 All-Star Game. World’s Pastime. Coming soon. ? A post shared by adidas Baseball (@adidasbaseball) on Jul 9, 2018 at 8:08pm PDT

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The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has continued to falter since President Donald Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal of the Paris Agreement — and taking with it billions in pledged dollars. The United Nations launched the GCF in 2010 to promote environmentally friendly initiatives in developing countries. Based in Songdo, South Korea, the GCF employs 250 people and […]
          Philips receives MFDS approval to market Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution for primary diagnostic use in South Korea      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

  Royal Philips  (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that its  Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution  has been approved by the  Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS)  for diagnostic use in South Korea. Pathologists can now use the digital pathology technology from Philips to assess and diagnose clinical histology cases digitally, instead of with a microscope, with the aim to enhance  laboratory efficiency and quality. “MFDS approval for the Phi...

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          Slip Additives Market Worth 270.1 Million USD by 2023      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Slip Additives Market by Type (Fatty Amides (Erucamide, Oleamide, Stearamide), Waxes & Polysiloxanes), Carrier Resin (LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, PP), Application (Packaging, and Non-Packaging), and Region - Global Forecast to 2023

Northbrook, IL -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/11/2018 -- The increasing demand for flexible packaging from the food & beverage industry in emerging economies, such as China, India, and Brazil is expected to fuel the growth of the slip additives market across the globe.

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Among types, the fatty amides segment of the slip additives market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period, in terms of value

Among types, the fatty amides segment of the slip additives market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2018 to 2023, in terms of value. The fatty amides segment includes erucamide, oleamide, stearamide, and others (behenamide and secondary amides). Fatty amides slip additives are versatile and environment-friendly. The growth in the need for organic additives is expected to propel the market for fatty amides-based slip additives during the next few years.

Among carrier resins, the LLDPE segment of the slip additives market is projected to account for the largest share of the slip additives market by 2023, in terms of value

Among carrier resins, the LLDPE segment of the slip additives market is estimated to account for the largest share by 2023, in terms of value. LLDPE films are mainly preferred in heat sealing applications in the packaging industry, owing to their flexibility, toughness, and relative transparency properties, which in turn is expected to increase the demand for slip additives.

Among applications, the packaging segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period, in terms of value

Based on application, the packaging segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR between 2018 and 2023, in terms of value. The demand for slip additives in the packaging segment is expected to increase with the growing food & beverage industry. Changing lifestyles and increasing working-class populations in emerging economies are driving the market for on-the-go packaging products, such as stick packs and film wraps, which, in turn, has fueled the demand for slip additives in the packaging application.

The Asia Pacific slip additives market is estimated to account for the largest share in the slip additives market during the forecast period, in terms of value

The slip additives market has been studied for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and the Middle East & Africa. The Asia Pacific slip additives market is estimated to account for the largest share and is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period, in terms of value. The growth of the slip additives market in the Asia Pacific region can be attributed to the increasing demand for slip additives from various countries, such as China, India, and South Korea. Countries of the Asia Pacific region have witnessed increasing demand for packaging in the food & beverage and healthcare industries, which, in turn, is expected to lead to the growth of the Asia Pacific slip additives market.

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Key players operating in the slip additives market include Fine Organics (India), Croda (UK), PMC Biogenix (US), Lubrizol (US), Afton (US), BASF (Germany), Emery Oleochemicals (Malaysia), Honeywell (US), Evonik (Germany), BYK Additives (Germany), and Lonza (Switzerland).

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          For All His Bluster, Trump is Powerless Against NATO Allies — Here's Why      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Trump will gradually disappear from the stage. But other names will remain intact: Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon...
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