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          Sony celebra i 500 milioni di PlayStation vendute con una PS4 Pro esclusiva      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Sony ha deciso di celebrare il grande traguardo dei 500 milioni di PlayStation vendute ad oggi in tutto il mondo realizzando una nuova PlayStation 4 Pro in edizione limitata. La 500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro ha una scocca traslucida blu, una targhetta commemorativa e il logo PS4. La targhetta presenta il numero seriale individuale della macchina, al fianco del numero di unità realizzate. La console sarà accompagnata anche da un DualShock 4 e una telecamera PS4, entrambe dello stesso colore blu traslucido. La PS4 Pro monterà un hard disk da 2 TB e verrà venduta al prezzo di 499 €. Il DualShock 4 sarà venduto anche separatamente al costo di 64 € e il Limited Edition Gold Wireless Headset realizzato con lo stesso tema blu traslucido della console sarà venduto al prezzo di 89 €. La 500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro sarà disponibile per l’acquisto il 24 agosto, ma sarà prodotta in numero davvero limitato (50.000 unità). Fonte Scarica questa pagina in formato PDF
          Trump sets 2020 date for US Space Force      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
US President Donald Trump's administration says a new and separate Space Force will ensure its dominance and tackle threats from rivals China and Russia. Reported by SBS 1 hour ago.
          Space Force: Mike Pence outlines plan for creation of Donald Trump's new military department by 2020      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Space Force: Mike Pence outlines plan for creation of Donald Trump's new military department by 2020Mike Pence has detailed plans for Donald Trump’s proposed Space Force programme, which would become America's sixth military service by 2020. During a speech at the Pentagon, the US vice president said the service is needed to ensure America's dominance in space amid heightened threats from China and Russia. In a tweet published ahead of his speech, Mr Pence referred to space as the "next battlefield".



          Road to Naya Pakistan and Impact on CPEC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
With the dawn of a new administration in Pakistan after the general elections of July, 2018 the question on most minds is regarding the future of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The prime concern is whether ongoing projects will be carried out wi
          Hebei China Fortune - Guizhou Zhicheng      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
2018-08-11 12:35:00
Super League
Local:

          Re: Chinesische Schriftzeichen auf dem Handy schreiben      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Author: Luc
Forum: Chinesische Sprache - 汉语语言
Date: 2018-08-09

Danke für die Frage und Antwort. Sie waren beide für mich gerade sehr hilfreich.
VG
Luc
          Re: Perry Rhodan und sonstige SciFi Sachen Thread      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Author: ingo_001
Forum: Off-Topic - 娱乐灌水区
Date: 2018-08-09

Das ich das noch erlebe:

Vizepräsident Mike Pence - "Die Zeit ist reif für eine US Space Force"

http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/m ... 22462.html

Reality meets SciFi ...

Wenn dann noch ein Major Perry Rhodan zum Mond fliegt ...

In China sollte PR Pflicht Lektüre werden.
Die Wüste Gobi (nicht zu verwechseln mit der wüsten Gabi) durfte dann sehr viel interessanter werden.

Ok, das chin. Militär ist schneller als ich dachte:

https://web.de/magazine/wissen/mystery/ ... i-32015902
          Re: Typische China Teller - bezahlbar - wo finden?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Author: tigerprawn
Forum: Beijing-Forum - 北京论坛
Date: 2018-08-09

Und Teller bekommen?
          Re: Tipps für Reise Südwestchina      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Author: Laogai
Forum: Reisen - 旅游
Date: 2018-08-09

Jetzt ich zu Lijiang

Genau wie Yangshuo ist Lijiang inzwischen ein einziger Touristenrummel. Vor ein paar Jahren konnte man dem Trubel noch in vielen Gassen der "Altstadt" entgehen, aber das ist nimmer so

Ich weiß leider nicht ob die Tigersprungschlucht zu der Reisezeit empfehlenswert ist. Momentan wird am südlichen Eingang kurz hinter Qiaotou eine Autobahn- und Eisenbahnbrücke über die Schlucht gebaut. Der schönere Teil der Schlucht wird dadurch zwar zum Glück nicht komplett verschandelt, aber durch die Bauarbeiten muss man gerade einen ziemlichen Umweg laufen. Der Pfad ist jetzt noch anstrengender als vorher.

Ansonsten hätte ich zwei Tipps für die nähere Umgebung: Shigu und Shaxi.

Shigu wird meistens nur wegen der ersten Biegung des Yangzi erwähnt. Aber dieser Knick im Fluss ist so spektakulär wie ein Stau auf der A7. Die Altstadt von Shigu hingegen ist komplett untouristisch und wirklich alt. Also nicht wie in Lijiang auf alt gemacht. Der Ort ist klein, in ca. 1 1/2 Stunden ist man durch.

Shaxi ist schon mehr auf den Tourismus eingestellt. Sprich es gibt reichlich Unterkünfte und andere Infrastruktur für Reisende. Trotzdem eine nette, kleine Altstadt. Jeden Freitag ist Markttag. Von Shaxi aus kann man -schönes Wetter vorausgesetzt- eine Wanderung hoch zum Shibao Shan / Steinschatzberg machen.

Shigu und Shaxi sollten sich Verkehrstechnisch eigentlich gut kombinieren lassen. Erst von Lijiang aus mit dem Bus nach Shigu, dort Besichtigung und weiter mit dem Bus nach Shaxi. Dort Besichtigung und eine Übernachtung. Am nächsten Tag Wanderung zum Steinschatzberg und Abends zurück nach Lijiang. Wie es genau mit den Verbindungen steht kann ich leider nicht sagen, ich habe die beiden Orte bisher immer "nur" mit dem Fahrrad angesteuert.
          Свежие новости про Украину      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Author: Henryrak
Forum: Off-Topic - 娱乐灌水区
Date: 2018-08-09

Привет всем участникам форума! Класный у вас сайт!
Нашёл интересное в сети:
http://enewz.ru/news/22409-nuland-edet-v-moskvu.html Нуланд едет в Москву
http://enewz.ru/news/15911-zapad-boitsy ... video.html
http://enewz.ru/v-mire/16403-general-mo ... -plus.html
Ещё много интересного по теме нашел тут: http://enewz.ru/
          Re: Zitate für alle Lebenslagen      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Author: blackrice
Forum: Off-Topic - 娱乐灌水区
Date: 2018-08-09

" da ich fast nur Wein trinke sage ich immer die Wahrheit "


          Re: Die schlanke Linie der Chinesinnen ...      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Author: blackrice
Forum: Verhalten in China, Geschenke, Etikette - 行为,礼物, 礼貌
Date: 2018-08-09

frage mal die schlanken Damen in Toky(i)o...denn dort bist ja nun schon oder morgen... denn die haben noch weniger auf den Knochen als so manche Chinesin....
          Re: Winni-Pu oder Xi Jinping, wer hat die Hosen an?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Author: blackrice
Forum: Aktuelle Themen und Artikel - 当前题目和文章
Date: 2018-08-09

"funny" side-effect of latest trade-war....
          Duck lips and vajazzling have finally made it to mainland China [Obvious]      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Obvious [link] [2 comments]

          Аренда жилья в Гурзуфе      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Author: Yaltahelp
Forum: Reisen - 旅游
Date: 2018-08-09

Сдаю жилье в Гурзуфе посуточно +79787385984
          Poisonous Pandas      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A favorite icon for cigarette manufacturers across China since the mid-20th century has been the panda, with factories from Shanghai to Sichuan using cuddly cliché to market tobacco products. The proliferation of panda-branded cigarettes coincides with profound, yet poorly appreciated, shifts in the worldwide tobacco trade. Over the last 50 years, transnational tobacco companies and their allies have fueled a tripling of the world’s annual consumption of cigarettes. At the forefront is the China National Tobacco Corporation, now producing 40 percent of cigarettes sold globally. What’s enabled the manufacturing of cigarettes in China to flourish since the time of Mao and to prosper even amidst public health condemnation of smoking?


          Re: Liedtext-Übersetzungen CN --> D und D --> CN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Author: hifi
Forum: Chinesische Sprache - 汉语语言
Date: 2018-08-09

Danke Grufti fürs Kopieren.

Hier würde ich noch eine kleine Änderung hinzufügen:
時間轉眼就過去
Die Zeit vergeht in einem Augenblick,
這身後不散的筵席
dieses nicht verlassene Bankett
只因為我們還在
nur weil wir immer noch
心留在原地
mit unseren Herzen dort geblieben sind.
          The Window      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

I have spent three years collecting accounts and examining how survivors and families have coped since that traumatic event. I document the lingering pain, to resist public forgetting and indifference. Hundreds of photographs bear witness to the broken windows, scorched facades, and environmental contamination, attesting to the mass destruction and disruption of the private spaces that were once called home.


          Re: Lustiges, Witziges etc......Thread No II      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Author: Grufti
Forum: Off-Topic - 娱乐灌水区
Date: 2018-08-09

"Das Anwesen fehlt mir außergewöhnlich ! gubt es hier Gespenster ?".

Korrekt: ....„Das Anwesen gefällt mir außergewöhnlich ! Gibt es hier Gespenster ?“




ist mir wohl zu heiß gewesen...dass ich es nicht gleich gemerkt habe
          Take a China Development Brief Survey on Foreign NGOs in China!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

China Development Brief (CDB) is conducting a survey of foreign NGOs working—or hoping to work—in mainland China.


          July Representative Office and Temporary Activity Data Available      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The latest data through the end of July 2018 is now available in our suite of monthly graphics. Of note this month:


          Re: ein Oldie will unbedingt noch nach China      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Author: Quingan
Forum: Reisen - 旅游
Date: 2018-08-09

Hallo,

vielen Dank huangshan für die große Mühe die du dir gemacht hast


Nun kannst du eine Weile googeln und im Reiseführer nachschlagen. Ich habe die Reisen alle mit einer einheimischen Reiseleiterin gemacht, was die Organisation etwas vereinfachte . Sie lassen sich aber gut auch allein nachreisen, ausser vielleicht die 3. Reise. Da müsstest du dich fürs Trekking wohl einer Gruppe anschliessen.
Wenn ich dir aus den Reisen einen Vorschlag machen soll, sähe der etwa so aus:
Beijing (3) -Pingyao (2) - Xian (4) - Dali (3)- Kunming (2) - Guyang (3) – Kaili Miao Dörfer (2) – Zhangjiajie (3) –Shanghai (3) (Anzahl Übernachtungen)

Du hast zumindest schon mal großen Anteil daran, dass mir die nächste Zeit nicht langweilig wird

Es überrascht mich immer wieder, wie sich manche Reisende auf 1 Land konzentrieren, wo es doch noch so viel anderes zu entdecken gilt.

Habe hier jemanden gefunden, der dies noch extremer auskostet:

https://www.chinarundreisen.com/massges ... people.htm

Werde mich nun erst mal ans recherchieren und vergleichen machen und dann bei gezielten Fragen weiter nachhaken.

Erst mal dank an alle die mir input geliefert haben.

VG
Quingan
          Re: Chinesische Pop Musik      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Author: Grufti
Forum: China - Events, Bücher, Filme ...
Date: 2018-08-09

Das Lied kann ich empfehlen:
大壯 - 我們不一樣

Hier ist eine Deutsch-Übersetzung von mir, die ich auch bei Youtube als Untertitel-Vorschlag eingereicht habe:

這麼多年的兄弟
So viele Jahre sind wir Kumpels zusammen,
有誰比我更瞭解你
wer würde dich besser kennen?
太多太多不容易
Viel zu viele Widrigkeiten
磨平了歲月和脾氣
schliffen an den Jahren und Launen.

時間轉眼就過去
Die Zeit vergeht in einem Augenblick,
這身後不散的筵席
dieses nicht verlassene Bankett
只因為我們還在
nur weil immer noch
心留在原地
unsere Herzen dort geblieben sind.

張開手
Strecke die Hände aus,
需要多大的勇氣
braucht wie viel Mut?
這片天
Dieses Stück Himmel
你我一起撐起
stemmen wir gemeinsam hoch.

更努力
Noch mehr Mühe
只為了我們想要的明天
nur für eine von uns gewünschte Zukunft.
好好的 這份情
Schön ist diese Freundschaft,
好好珍惜
schön sie dann zu bewahren.

我們不一樣
Wir sind unterschiedlich,
每個人都有不同的境遇
jeder hat seine Situation und Geschichte.
我們在這裡
Wir sind hier,
在這裡等你
sind hier und warten auf dich.

我們不一樣
Wir sind unterschiedlich,
雖然會經歷不同的事情
obwohl andere Dinge erlebt werden,
我們都希望
wir wünschen uns alle,
來生還能相遇
im nächsten Leben wieder zu treffen.

Vielen Dank hifi !
Deine Übersetzung kopiere ich in den betreffenden Ordner Liedtext-Übersetzungen CN --> D und D --> CN
          1900. Reichspost (China) Mi 14 (nagyon ritka) 6000 € - Jelenlegi ára: 270 000 Ft      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Bélyegek szerte a Világból!
1900. Reichspost (China) Mi 14 (nagyon ritka)
Katalógus érték: 6000 €
Postatiszta, falcos
Mindig a képeken látható tétel kerül a nyertes licitáló kezébe!
Lásd a képet!
1900. Reichspost (China) Mi 14 (nagyon ritka) 6000 €
Jelenlegi ára: 270 000 Ft
Az aukció vége: 2018-08-30 23:46
          Noite na Muralha da China é cancelada pelo Airbnb diante de controvérsia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

iG Turismo

O programa "Uma Noite em", do Airbnb, tinha a intenção de levar turistas para conhecer o patrimônio cultural chinês, mas foi cancelado diante da repercussão negativa que teve dos usuários nas redes sociais chinesas

Na semana passada, o serviço online de hospedagem comunitária Airbnb anunciou que levaria turistas para passar uma noite na Muralha da China. No entanto, o anúncio gerou controvérsia no país oriental, o que acabou resultando no cancelamento do projeto e fim do sonho dos viajantes de ficarem hospedados em uma das sete maravilhas do mundo.

O Airbnb ia levar turistas para noite na Muralha da China, mas precisou cancelar o evento diante da controvérsia

O Airbnb ia levar turistas para noite na Muralha da China, mas precisou cancelar o evento diante da controvérsia

Foto: shutterstock


Na rede social chinesa Weibo, semelhante ao Twitter, usuários compartilharam suas insatisfações sobre o projeto na Muralha da China. “Não importa como está sendo reportado na mídia, nada esconde o fato de que o projeto é organizado por uma empresa privada que, sem dúvidas, irá degradar e trazer prejuízos para um monumento antigo”, escreveu um internauta chinês.

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Segundo informações do “South China Morning Post”, a comissão de cultura do distrito de Yanqing, onde está localizada a seção da Muralha em que aconteceria o projeto, disse em nota que não estava ciente do evento e que não foi dada nenhuma autorização para que ele acontecesse.

Declaração do Airbnb sobre a noite controversa na Muralha da China

Funcionários do local da Muralha da China em que aconteceria o projeto disseram que não foram notificados

Funcionários do local da Muralha da China em que aconteceria o projeto disseram que não foram notificados

Foto: Divulgação




O projeto fazia parte do programa “Uma Noite em”, em que a empresa seleciona pessoas para se hospedarem em algum lugar inusitado, como um aquário de tubarões e até o estádio do Maracanã. O Airbnb confirmou em declaração que a noite na Muralha foi cancelada diante da controvérsia gerada pelo projeto.

“Nós estávamos animados para promover a Muralha e patrimônio cultural chinês com o programa ‘Uma Noite em’. Mesmo que um acordo tenha sido feito para que pudéssemos anunciar o evento na China, respeitamos as críticas que recebemos”, diz a empresa em comunicado. “Nós decidimos não levar o evento adiante e trabalhar em outras experiências que possam acontecer no país”, acrescenta.

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“Um dos nossos objetivos com o evento ‘Uma Noite na Muralha da China’ era ressaltar como cada um de nós pode fazer parte da preservação uma das sete maravilhas do mundo. Nós fizemos parcerias com especialistas para educar as pessoas sobre o patrimônio e conscientizar sobre a proteção. Se você se inscreveu, pedimos desculpas e entraremos em contato para próximas experiências na China”, finaliza o comunicado.


          ELECTRIC VEHICLES: China's startups to have 1% success rate — investor      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A Shanghai-headquartered venture capital firm says only 1 percent of China's electric-vehicle startups will be able to survive over the long run.
          Global Radio-fluoroscopy systems Supply (Production), Consumption, Export, Import by Region (2013-2018): Global Market Report      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(EMAILWIRE.COM, August 10, 2018 ) Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue (million USD), market share and growth rate of Radio-fluoroscopy systems in these regions, from 2013 to 2025 (forecast), covering • North America • Europe • China • Japan • Southeast...
          Global Ring Pessary Production, Revenue (Value), Price Trend by Type & Application Shared in a Latest Market Research Report      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(EMAILWIRE.COM, August 10, 2018 ) Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue (million USD), market share and growth rate of Ring Pessary in these regions, from 2013 to 2025 (forecast), covering • North America • Europe • China • Japan • Southeast...
          Global Shelf Pessary Supply (Production), Consumption, Export, Import by Region (2013-2018): Global Market Report      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(EMAILWIRE.COM, August 10, 2018 ) Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue (million USD), market share and growth rate of Shelf Pessary in these regions, from 2013 to 2025 (forecast), covering • North America • Europe • China • Japan • Southeast...
          V-Rally 4 - Hillclimb-Trailer & kurioser Release-Termin im September      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
V-Rally 4 Hillclimb ist eine von fünf Fahrdisziplinen im Rallye-Spiel V-Rally 4. In diesem Gameplay-Trailer zeigen die Entwickler eine solche Fahrt auf einer Strecke in Rumänien. Der Hillclimb-Modus wird außerdem Strecken in China und den USA bieten, bei denen man meist auf über 2.000 Meter Höhe fahren muss und dabei oft auch noch einen tollen Ausblick hat. Nicht so sehr jedoch in diesem Trailer, denn hier herrscht schlechtes Wetter - Regen inklusive. Trotzdem haben sich jede Menge Zuschauer am Streckenrand eingefunden, um dem Spieler zuzujubeln. Zuletzt gab es auch einen Trailer, der eine Rallye-Etappe in Malyasia zeigt, ebenfalls bei schlechtem Wetter. Und auch dort sehen wir das komplette Rennen aus der Cockpit-Perspektive. Außerdem wurden die konkreten Release-Daten für V-Rally 4 angekündigt. Das Spiel kommt für PS4 und Xbox One am 8. September 2018 raus, also an einem Samstag. Das ist ein eher ungewöhnlicher Veröffentlichungstag für ein Spiel, das auch als Retail-Version in den Einzelhandel kommt. Für PC wird V-Rally etwas später, nämlich am 28. September veröffentlicht. Die Fassung für Nintendo Switch hat noch keinen Termin.
          8/10/2018: World: Pooh film fails to amuse censors      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Disney’s latest Winnie the Pooh film will not be shown in China, fuelling speculation that censors may have blocked it because of the portly bear’s apparent likeness to President Xi Jinping. No reason has been given for the decision, although it is...
          Samsung devela su nuevo teléfono inteligente, con memoria reforzada - El Nuevo Diario      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

El coreano Samsung develó el jueves en Nueva York su último modelo de teléfono inteligente, el Galaxy Note 9, en momentos en que enfrenta una desaceleración de las ventas.

De lejos a la cabeza de las ventas de teléfonos celulares inteligentes en el mundo, Samsung registró no obstante una caída de 22% en su facturación en el último trimestre.

La empresa atribuyó esta sacudida a las ventas decepcionantes de su modelo Galaxy S9, lanzado en marzo. La intensificacion de la competencia de las marcas chinas, sobre todo de Huawei, explica también esa desaceleración.

El modelo Galaxy Note 9, presentado el jueves y que saldrá a la venta el 24 de agosto, contiene una serie de mejoras y novedades, pero no innovaciones radicales.

Principalmente el fabricante reforzó la memoria, con una primera versión a 128 gigaoctetos pero también otra a 512 Go.

También es posible agregarle una extensión, elevando la capacidad a un teraocteto (To), algo inédito en un teléfono inteligente.

El gigante surcoreano mejoró asimismo la capacidad de sus baterías, que desde ahora pueden durar todo el día sin ser recargadas, cualquiera sea el uso que se haga del teléfono.

DJ Koh, presidente de Samsung Electronics, presenta el nuevo Samsung Galaxy Note 9. END/AFP.

Samsung desarrolló asimismo las capacidades del lápiz digital, marca de fábrica del modelo Note.

Con conexión Bluetooth, podrá ser utilizado como un control remoto, lo cual permite por ejemplo activar el smartphone a distancia para sacar una foto.

El primer fabricante mundial de cartas de memoria también mejoró el desempeño de su último modelo para los videojuegos. Y se aseguró la exclusividad temporaria del juego del momento, Fortnite.

Miembros de la audiencia durante la presentación del nuevo Samsung Galaxy Note 9 en Nueva York. END/AFP.

Según varios medios especializados, el Galaxy Note 9 será el teléfono inteligente destinado al gran público más caro del mundo, en su versión 512 Go.

Su precio será de 1.250 dólares en Estados Unidos, contra 1.000 dólares de la versión 128 Go, o sea más que el iPhone X en su versión 256 Go, vendido en torno a 1.150 dólares.

Durante la presentación, Samsung reveló asimismo su primer altavoz con funciones de asistente virtual, un mercado en el cual la marca coreana estuvo ausente hasta ahora.


          Panamá apunta a promoción turística internacional y acercamiento con Costa Rica - El Nuevo Diario      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

El ministro de Turismo de Panamá, Gustavo Him, afirmó que su país busca potenciar el sector mediante un fondo de promoción internacional de 20 millones de dólares y una posible alianza con Costa Rica para crear un multidestino y facilitar el intercambio de visitantes.

"Panamá ha tenido una falencia de visión por diferentes criterios administrativos, y la creación del Fondo de Promoción Internacional es para tener una visión de país en lo que respecta al turismo. Buscamos establecer prioridades y tener una continuidad en el tiempo", declaró Him en una entrevista con Acan-Efe en Costa Rica.

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El ministro panameño culminó el miércoles una visita a Costa Rica en la que se reunió con su par costarricense, María Amalia Revelo, con quien conversó sobre el Fondo de Promoción, la Jornada Mundial de la Juventud (JMJ) de 2019 y posibilidades de acercamiento para facilitar el turismo entre ambos países y trabajar en un multidestino.

Him afirmó que su país busca potenciar el sector mediante un fondo de promoción internacional de 20 millones de dólares y una posible alianza con Costa Rica para crear un multidestino y facilitar el intercambio de visitantes. Foto: EFE/END

"El Fondo de Promoción va a ser la mejor manera de tomar una decisión de cuáles son los mercados que más le convienen a Panamá. Podemos decir que Estados Unidos es fundamental; Latinoamérica, que ha sido nuestro mercado primario, y también evaluar los mercados europeos", comentó el ministro.

El funcionario agregó que con la reciente apertura de relaciones diplomáticas entre China y Panamá, el mercado chino es también un objetivo, lo cual considera una oportunidad para crear una "sinergia" con Costa Rica.

"Los turistas que vienen de tan lejos tienen preferencia por tener un multidestino para sacar más provecho de su inversión, y Costa Rica puede ser fundamental. Vamos a hacer un plan, ver posibilidades, riesgos y oportunidades y, si es bueno para ambos países, debemos empezar. No es fácil un mercado tan lejano pero es importante apostar por nuevos mercados", expresó Him.

El acercamiento con Costa Rica también busca facilitar la llegada de más costarricenses a Panamá y de panameños a Costa Rica, buscando tarifas cómodas y paquetes atractivos, y aprovechando el aeropuerto internacional de David, Chiriquí, cercano a la frontera común.

El ministro panameño también destacó la importancia que tendrá la Jornada Mundial de la Juventud que se efectuará en Panamá del 22 al 27 de enero con la participación del papa Francisco.

 De interés: Comercio, turismo y drogas en agenda de Panamá

El pasado febrero el comité organizador panameño puso en marcha oficialmente el proceso de inscripciones y se espera que lleguen al país unas 600,000 personas, de las cuales el ministro Him calcula que unas 100,000 llegarán por tierra a través de Costa Rica.

Him afirmó que su país busca potenciar el sector mediante un fondo de promoción internacional de 20 millones de dólares y una posible alianza con Costa Rica para crear un multidestino y facilitar el intercambio de visitantes. Foto: EFE/END

"Estamos trabajando fuertemente para la JMJ. Va a haber un flujo muy importante ingresando por aire y por la frontera de Costa Rica y Panamá.

Queremos que el ingreso sea más fácil y que haya una mejor experiencia mejorando el servicio a los turistas", comentó Him. Otra actividad importante para el turismo panameño será el "Black Weekend", un evento que se llevará a cabo del 14 al 16 de septiembre próximo y que consiste en un fin de semana lleno de ofertas para atraer el turismo de compras, que además incluye conciertos con artistas locales e internacionales como el colombiano J. Balvin.

El mercado principal del Black Weekend, que se llevará a cabo por segundo año, son turistas latinoamericanos y del Caribe, para quienes se han habilitado paquetes especiales.

"El turismo de compras es una fortaleza del país y la estamos aprovechando", comentó el ministro.

Him afirmó que su país busca potenciar el sector mediante un fondo de promoción internacional de 20 millones de dólares y una posible alianza con Costa Rica para crear un multidestino y facilitar el intercambio de visitantes. Foto: EFE/END

Panamá está apostando por nuevos productos turísticos como un Circuito del Café en la provincia de Chiriquí, con el fin de mostrar a los visitantes cómo se produce el café fino panameño que ha llegado alcanzar valor de hasta 800 dólares la libra en mercados internacionales.

 Además: Vídeo de JMJ 2019 resalta la belleza y atractivos de Panamá

"Panamá no es un gran productor de café, pero se ha posicionado con cafés especiales y estamos utilizando las infraestructuras de las fincas para hacer el Circuito del Café que estará listo a finales del 2018", dijo Him.

Aparte de los nuevos productos, Panamá seguirá apostando por sus tradicionales fortalezas como lo es el turismo de congresos, reuniones y convenciones, para lo cual se espera la entrada en operación de tres nuevos centros de convenciones en los próximos meses.

Panamá recibió en 2017 un total de 2,550,000 turistas, lo que supuso un crecimiento del 5,8 por ciento, y el objetivo es alcanzar los tres millones de turistas, detalló el ministro.


          China pone a dieta a cerdos y pollos para capear la guerra comercial con EEUU      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Pekín busca alternativas para paliar el efecto negativo de los aranceles a la soja estadounidense.
          Former Obama Defense Official and WAPO reporter: There is a need for a Space Force      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A former Obama Defense Department official told CNN today that there really is a need for a Space Force: Kirby points out that both Russia and China already have space forces of . . .
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          How to safeguard national security without scaring off investment      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

IT WAS like “selling Mount Vernon to the redcoats”. That was the cry when Fujitsu, a Japanese technology giant, proposed a friendly takeover of Fairfield, a once-pioneering Californian semiconductor firm, in 1986. At stake, in the eyes of the deal’s critics, were America’s economic strength, military security and technological competitiveness. So emerged the first effort to screen foreign direct investment (FDI) into the United States on national-security grounds. Since then, things have become immeasurably more complicated.

Now the main predator is China. The prey is all manner of technology and data, some with overlapping military and civilian uses. The security and surveillance concerns have gone global. President Donald Trump has a bill on his desk, approved in recent weeks with bipartisan support in Congress, that expands the scope of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), an inter-agency body able to block deals that may threaten national security....


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Competitive: Fluor: The purpose of this position is to provide intermediate technical knowledge, and perform the work listed. This role has the responsibility to promote Shanghai, China
          Major Medical Device Changes In China Introduced by the 2018 Draft Amendment to the “Regulations on the Supervision and Administration of Medical Device”*      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Following the issuance of the “Opinions on Deepening the Reform of Examination and Approval System and Encouraging Innovation in the Industries of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices” by the Central Office of the Communist Party of China and the Office of the State Council on October 1, 2017, the former China Food and Drug Administration2* formulated and published the Amendment to the “Regulations on the Supervision and Administration of Medical Device” (Draft for Public Comments) in October 2017, upon which a further revised draft amendment was announced for public comments from June 26, 2018 to July 24, 2018 (the 2018 Draft Amendment). The 2018 Draft Amendment is believed to be very close to its final version and will have a significant impact on all market players in the medical device industry. The major changes introduced by the 2018 Draft Amendment are summarized as follows: Improve the Market Authorization Holder (MAH) Mechanism Prior to the 2018…
          Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Launched packing a Bluetooth-enabled S pen and big battery      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is before us! As expected, the flagship phablet was unveiled during the Galaxy Unpacked event held in New York earlier today. The Note 9 was the...

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          Leagoo S10 will feature a 4050mAh battery supporting wireless and fast charging      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

As we are heading towards the official launch of the Leagoo S10 on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform, final specs of the device are being confirmed one by one. About a...

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          Infinix S3X with notch display will launch in Pakistan next week      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Infinix, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer that is active mostly in Asia and Africa, is getting ready to launch its first notch display smartphone, Infinix S3X in Pakistan next week. The...

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          TCL working to become a global leader in smart products and internet services      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Chinese electronics company TCL Corp is well known overseas as a result of its ownership of the Blackberry and Alcatel brand name. But the company has a wide catalogue of...

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Android 9 Pie was officially announced on Monday, 6th of August, two weeks earlier than the August 20 date it was expected to launch. The new version of Android started rolling...

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          US-China trade war doesn't change the bull case for oil, Goldman's commodity chief says      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

US-China trade war doesn't change the bull case for oil, Goldman's commodity chief saysThe US-China trade war raises concerns about slowing global growth and weaker demand for crude, but Goldman's Jeff Currie says the fundamentals for oil prices remain strong.



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lng carrierBy Anna Shiryaevskaya and Naureen S. Malik (Bloomberg) — European nations are far behind Mexico and China when it comes to receiving liquefied natural gas from the U.S., but the region is making its biggest effort to date to change that. European Commission trade officials will travel to Washington on Aug. 20 to follow up on an […]
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Politico reports that the president called “almost every student” from China a spy.

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           Peso cae ante tensión entre EU y China; dólar se vende hasta en $19.03       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

El peso mexicano retrocedió este jueves por un menor apetito global por riesgo debido a las tensiones comerciales entre China y Estados Unidos, que impulsaron al dólar frente a una cesta de divisas principales. 

Los inversores también aguardan noticias sobre la renegociación del Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN), que reinició en julio tras un estancamiento de algunos meses, y cuyos avances han impulsado al peso en los últimos días. 

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La cotización interbancaria se ubicó en 18.69 pesos por dólar, con una depreciación del 1.19 por ciento, después de tocar el martes su mejor nivel en casi tres meses, mientras que en bancos se vende hasta en 19.03 pesos en el caso de BBVA Bancomer. 

Citbanamex ofrece la divisa en 19.00, mientras que Scotiabank en 18.97 y Banorte en 18.90. 

"Hay una toma de utilidades después de la apreciación de las últimas semanas", comentó Juan Carlos Alderete, estratega de tipo de cambio de Banorte Casa de Bolsa. 

Alderete agregó que el tipo de cambio había alcanzado un nivel técnico de "sobre compra" y que podría regresar a la zona de los 19.0 por dólar si México no alcanza un acuerdo para actualizar el TLCAN. 


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Por segunda sesión consecutiva, la Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV) concluyó con un retroceso de 1.3 por ciento ante el efecto negativo en los mercados de la tensión comercial entre China y Estados Unidos

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El S&P BMV Índice de Precios y Cotizaciones (IPC) se colocó en los 49 mil 244.40 enteros con un retroceso de 650.1 puntos respecto al nivel previo. 

El descenso fue encabezado por los papeles del gigante de las telecomunicaciones América Móvil, que cedieron un 2.03 por ciento, a 15.94 pesos, seguidos por los de la cementera Cemex que restaron un 3.70 por ciento, a 13.28 pesos.

En Estados Unidos, el Dow Jones perdió 0.29 por ciento, el Standard & Poor's  500 0.14 por ciento y el Nasdaq ganó 0.04 por ciento.


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          Tesla's board may reportedly tell Elon Musk to recuse himself from talks about taking the company private (TSLA)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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  • Tesla's board of directors may tell CEO Elon Musk to recuse himself as it explores the possibility of taking the company private, CNBC reports, citing people familiar with the matter. 
  • According to the publication, the board plans to meet with financial advisors to determine how it will explore the idea of converting Tesla into a private company and has told Musk that he must consult a separate, personal set of advisors. 
  • The board will probably form a smaller, special committee comprised of independent directors to analyze buyout proposals, CNBC reports. 
  • According to the publication, Musk spoke with Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund about backing Tesla's transition to becoming a private company, citing one source close to the matter. 


Tesla's board of directors may tell CEO Elon Musk to recuse himself as it explores the possibility of taking the company private, CNBC reports, citing people familiar with the matter. 

According to the publication, the board plans to meet with financial advisors to determine how it will explore the idea of converting Tesla into a private company and has told Musk that he must consult a separate, personal set of advisors. 

The board will probably form a smaller, special committee comprised of independent directors to analyze buyout proposals, CNBC reports. 

But Musk has not yet given the board detailed information about how a deal may be funded, Reuters reports.

According to CNBC, Musk spoke with Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund about backing Tesla's transition to becoming a private company, citing one source close to the matter. 

The Financial Times reported on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund had acquired a $2 billion stake in the company. The fund owns between 3% and 5% of Tesla's total stock, meaning the stake is likely worth $1.7 billion to $2.9 billion.

Tesla and Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund did not immediately respond to Business Insider's requests for comment.

(Have a Tesla news tip? Contact this reporter at mmatousek@businessinsider.com.)

Musk shocked observers on Tuesday when he announced his desire to take Tesla private, saying he had the funding for such a deal secured and merely needed the proposal to pass a shareholder vote before it could go through. (He indicated via Twitter that he had investor support.)

But two days later, it's unclear where that funding will come from. Tesla has yet to submit any regulatory filings that provide more detail into Musk's proposal, and on Wednesday The Wall Street Journal reported that the Securities and Exchange Commission made an inquiry into Tesla about whether one of Musk's tweets regarding the possibility of taking the company private was truthful.

According to The Journal, the SEC is also looking into why Musk's first statement about the potential of taking Tesla private was made on Twitter instead of in a regulatory filing. The agency also asked the company whether it believes Musk's tweet follows SEC rules about protecting investors, the report said.

Bloomberg reported on Thursday that the SEC was "intensifying" its inquiry into Tesla. According to the publication, the agency had already been gathering information about statements Tesla has made regarding sales and manufacturing targets.

An inquiry from the SEC does not necessarily mean an investigation will follow.

Some experts have raised an eyebrow over Musk's statements.

James Rosener, a partner at the law firm Pepper Hamilton, told Business Insider that Twitter was not the right medium for a securities disclosure since the platform's 280-character limit prevented Musk from disclosing enough information relevant to investors — including the structure of the deal, its tax impact, and the amount of debt it would require — to ensure he's not misleading them.

According to Rosener, Musk's tweet likely ran afoul of the SEC's anti-fraud rules.

"There's definitely material omissions," Rosener said. "Clearly, it was not what any lawyer with any experience in this kind of stuff would advise to put out."

David Whiston, an equity strategist at Morningstar who covers the US auto industry, said he was confused by Musk's tweets, which he said indicated Musk had both the funding and the shareholder votes necessary to take the company private.

"I'm still trying to understand why he even went public like this," Whiston said, "because I don't see a point in going public to say you are considering going private unless you're trying to get, perhaps, the price higher than $420 a share, or you're just really eager to hurt the short-sellers. Otherwise, why wouldn't you just wait until you're definitely doing a deal to say something?"

Tesla's board released a statement on Wednesday morning, but it was very brief and offered few details besides that Musk met with the board last week to bring up the possibility of going private. 

Tesla has been public since 2010, but Musk has said in the past that he would like to take Tesla private.

"I wish we could be private with Tesla," Musk said in an interview with Rolling Stone published in November. "It actually makes us less efficient to be a public company."

Musk has also said on multiple occasions that Tesla will become profitable by the end of this year and won't need to raise additional funds, despite its increased cash-burn rate in recent quarters.

At the end of June, Tesla said it achieved its goal of making 5,000 Model 3s in one week. Musk previously said that the company would hit that number by the end of 2017 and that sustaining such a production rate is critical for Tesla to become profitable.

Read CNBC's full story here.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Have a Tesla news tip? Contact this reporter at mmatousek@businessinsider.com.

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          Rumori e rifiuti: il messaggio mette d'accordo adulti e ragazzi      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Una panchina sede di ritrovo, anche di notte, paer una compagnia di giovanissimi. Il cordiale rimbrotto di una signora e la risposta degli interessati
          China ahead of US in 5G race, Deloitte says      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Lower costs, higher investment have put China ahead in 5G deployment, Deloitte says A new report from Deloitte puts some numbers on the scale of investment that China is pouring into 5G and concludes that in these early days of transition, China is ahead in the global race to 5G deployment. “Other countries are outspending [...]

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          China Mobile to continue testing 5G in H2: chairman      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

  The Chinese carrier ended the first half of the year with 384 million IoT connections China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile operator in terms of subscribers, will continue to carry out tests on its 5G network in the second half of 2018, the firm’s chairman Shang Bing said in a statement. “We will continue [...]

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          China Grants Postgraduate Scholarship for 30 Ethiopians      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA--The government of China announced that it has granted postgraduate scholarship to 30 students drawn from public universities.
          Comment on It’s not Nixon, it’s certainly not China… but… by WorldbyStorm      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
True, but Sweden and Norway have certain links despite the latter being outside the EU though granted in EEA/EFTA. So it's not impossible. Unless Britain makes it so.
          Comment on It’s not Nixon, it’s certainly not China… but… by EWI      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
<i>It kills me to say this… But Simon Harris at Féile was excellent. His points in his introductory minute re nationalists never being left behind and his defence of the GFA/BA was remarkable. And his comments on abortion and marriage equality were spot on.</i> It's been very welcome to see. That the cowardly lion (M.Martin) wouldn't dare to any such thing means that FF have now been completely outflanked on the North by FG of all people. <i>A good point on the linked piece in Slugger re the importance of having Simon Hamilton and Robin Swann there. And I thought the adherence by some to the GFA/BA and a reverse GFA/BA (as ASF puts it) in the event of unity was very important to state. Thought the SDLP line of effectively a continuity GFA, institutionally, in the North in the event of aa UI was interesting. The real issue would be what could the links North East/West (UK) be?</i> A reverse-GFA is the way to go. Sauce for the goose, and all that... The UK, if it still exists even in Britain in a few years' time, will be outside the EU.
          Human Ponzi scheme of population growth can’t go on for ever      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Originally posted on The Extinction Chronicles:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/22/human-ponzi-scheme-of-population-growth-cant-go-on-for-ever Letters Sun 22 Nov 2015 14.19 ESTLast modified on Wed 14 Feb 2018  In October China announced that it is ending its one-child policy. Nigel Long says George Monbiot seeks to suggest that those who…
           Pence outlines US Space Force plan for 'next battlefield'       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
WASHINGTON (AP) - Pointing to growing threats and competition from Russia and China, the White House on Thursday announced ambitious plans to create the U.S....
          Mike Pence outlines plan for new US Space Force by 2020      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The American vice president said America had to ensure its dominance in space amid new threats from China and Russia.
          Sir Philip Green’s Topshop severs ties with Chinese partner      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Topshop and Topman still consider China a ‘hugely significant market for development’.
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           Philip Green's Topshop, Shangpin terminate China deal       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
LONDON, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Topshop, the British fashion brand majority owned by Philip Green's Arcadia group, said on Thursday it has ended its franchise...
          Kingold Jewelry: 2Q Earnings Snapshot      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
WUHAN, China _ Kingold Jewelry Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $13.6 million. On a per-share basis, the Wuhan, China- based company said it had profit of 20 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.
          V-Rally 4: Das ist der Hillclimb-Modus      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Am 8. September erscheint V-Rally 4 für PlayStation 4 und Xbox One, bevor am 28. September die PC-Version kommt. Für Nintendo Switch erscheint es dagegen noch etwas später. In diesem Video bekommt Ihr Einblicke in den Hillclimb-Modus, der die Spieler nach China, Rumänien und die Vereinigten Staaten führt.
          What More Can We Learn about Temporary Activities?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

How common is it for a temporary activity to cover multiple provinces? Are some provincial Public Security Bureaus (PSBs) more likely to allow cross-provincial activities than others? How many of all the temporary activities are just being done by a few big organizations? Are we seeing a drop-off in organizations filing for temporary activities, or in organizations deciding not to come back after holding one or two? Are groups able to successfully “renew” their year-long temporary activities to, in effect, implement a multi-year grant?


          Australian human rights activist, 84, detained in Philippines      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Former dean of Macquarie University law school Gill Boehringer stopped at airport

The 84-year-old former dean of Macquarie University’s law school has been detained in the Philippines over alleged political activities.

Prof Gill Boehringer, a human rights activist whose wife is Filipino, was detained at Manila’s international airport and denied entry into the country after arriving on a flight from China on Wednesday local time.

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Celebran congreso departamental de educadores por la paz
          Teaching and Principal Jobs in China      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
MultiLocation, Teaching and Principal Positions in China We are a Talent Recruitment Center of the Can Achieve network acquired by the Bright Scholars Education Holdings, NYSE (BEDU), working with our partner schools across China that are seeking teachers and principals on a year-round basis for positions in International Schools, Bilingual Schools, K-12 Schools, Universities and English Language Schools in the
          Vintage leopard print high neck top by DaiPaiDong      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          BEAVER NOMADS      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Share the beaver gospel You obviously know a lot of things about beavers already. But did you know there was a mongolian beaver? Mongolia is sandwiched between Russia and China, and one of the least densely populated countries in the world.  Fully 30 percent of its people are still considered ‘nomadic’. Sure enough there is place for beavers in the Tuul River and they’ve been reintroduced numerous times but never quite ‘took’. Well they’re trying again with another 50 pairs. M.Enkhbat: Breeding of 100 beavers in Tuul River will bring benefits A reporting team of the MONTSAME national news agency visited the Beaver Introduction Project Unit in Gachuurt Village in Bayanzurkh district, Ulaanbaatar.   One of the stories I heard from Michael Pollock about his graduate years was a research project he was involved in ages ago where they tried to follow up on the beavers they had released in Mongolia earlier. They traveled from village to village, asking about beaver and looking for signs, but saw nothing whatsoever of their efforts remaining, Until they met one very enthusiastic man who said he knew what they were. “Ya!Ya! That thing with the tail! Yes I saw them. I like them. Can you bring more?”          They were delicious!” All of which makes me not hold out the highest hopes for these beavers, even AFTER they get out of their concrete cell block. Hrmph. Which brings us to the third story of the day, which you must all be detectives to appreciate. Because it describes the case of the missing steelhead in California and the countless measures they are taking to recover them, as well as the businesses and  weighty nonprofits up for the task without mentioning A SINGLE TIME what it is that would help those fish and waterways for free Read more…
          Peak Pegasus, el gigantesco buque de carga estadounidense que lleva un mes a la deriva frente a la costa de China      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Atrapado en medio de la guerra comercial entre Estados Unidos y China, el carguero que transporta 70.000 toneladas de soja navega sin rumbo fijo.
          Germany 2-0 China PR (France 2018)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Germany scored a pair of first-half goals as they defeated China PR 2-0 at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 in Saint-Malo.

          Mike Pence outlines plan for new US Space Force by 2020      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The American vice president said America had to ensure its dominance in space amid new threats from China and Russia.
          Rabbit Lighting      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

https://img-hws.y8.com/cloud/v2-y8-thumbs-big-thumbnails-001/98233/big.gif Spring Festival (Chinese New Year)is coming. The whole China is decorated with lanterns and colored banners.As this will be the Year of Rabbit, the cute rabbit is really busy. He takes up the job to light up lanterns. Some lanterns are being placed really high, so how could he finish his task?


          Sir Philip Green’s Topshop severs ties with Chinese partner      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Topshop and Topman still consider China a ‘hugely significant market for development’.
          Nasdaq posts longest winning streak since October as Amazon hits record high - CNBC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Nasdaq posts longest winning streak since October as Amazon hits record high
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The Nasdaq Composite rose slightly on Thursday, lifted by gains in Amazon and Apple, to notch its longest winning streak in nearly a year. The tech-heavy index gained 0.04 percent to close at 7,891.78 as Amazon rose 0.6 percent to an all-time high ...
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          A US cargo ship has been drifting off the coast of China for a month — and it shows the real-world effects of the ... - Business Insider      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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A US cargo ship has been drifting off the coast of China for a month — and it shows the real-world effects of the ...
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A US cargo ship carrying $20 million worth of soybeans has been circling off the Chinese coast for over a month. The ship became an internet sensation on Chinese social media as it raced to deliver its cargo last month before new Beijing tariffs took ...

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MA-Walpole, Job Description: This position will work closely with senior members of Technology Transfer, as well as Manufacturing, Engineering, Procurement, and the East Walpole Operations work centers as needed. Specific responsibility is to utilize project management skill sets to support and facilitate the transfer of ADVIA Centaur Immunoassays to our new China manufacturing site. Specific activities will
          Sojabohnen und Mais weiter fest      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Weitere News zum ThemaSojabohnen und Mais weiter festStarke Wochengewinne bei Mais und WeizenSojabohnen: China feilt an geringerem BedarfStarke Wochengewinne bei Mais und WeizenWeizenpreise weiter deutlich im Aufwind Die Agrarfutures am Chicago Board of >Trade zeigten sich am Mittwoch überwiegend fester. Die Marktteilnehmer spekulieren über eine weitere Verengung des Angebots. Gleichzeitig wartet man den morgigen WASDE-Bericht [...]
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...management and investors benefit from referring to this additional information in assessing the Company's performance and when planning and forecasting future periods. However, the use of non-GAAP financial measures has material limitations as an analytical tool. One of the ...


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There is a lot happening this weekend including the second annual Tour de Fat,  The 49th Chinatown August Moon Festival and The Great Boston Rib Fest. If you’re looking for something to do with friends that doesn’t involve eating but lets you enjoy the beautiful … Continue reading
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...Market characteristics • Market segmentation analysis PART 05: MARKET SIZING • Evolution of engineering services outsourcing • Market sizing 2017 • Market size and forecast 2017-2022 PART 06: FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS PART 07: KEY OUTSOURCING COUNTRIES FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES • India • China • Poland • Other key ...


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A little more than a month from now, four extraordinarily accomplished plant explorers, authors, horticulturists and speakers will present the second Steppe Summit at Denver Botanic Gardens


Three of the speakers are coming from very far away! Chris now lives in Turkey, but was a practicing Landscape designer in England for years. He now conducts botanical studies and leads tours with his wife Basak, who is also a botanical artist as well as botanist and photographer herself.


Chris will have a few copies of his book on the Silk Road Flora selling at the original price available at the Summit: this is currently being sold for ridiculous sums on Amazon. He and his wife Basak have traveled repeatedly across Eurasia from Istanbul to China researching and taking stunning images of flowers and landscapes. Click here for a Chris' compelling biographical information.


This happens to be a picture I took over 30 years ago in an old garden: I'd be surprised if Chris didn't show this and other choice irises as part of his presentation on  "Silk Road Flora" providing a back the scenes revisit of his monumental book.


 This will be the first occasion that Vojtech will have his fantastic new book on sale. A book Lauch: the Tian Shan are one of the Earth's highest, longest and richest botanical treasure troves.

  Vojtech Holubec may be the most traveled plant explorer that I've ever known. Most years he collects seed from Europe across to China and much of the former Soviet Union. He has also collected in Patagonia and South America.
  He is Head of the Department at the Czech Republic Crop Research division, as well as director of the Seed Bank. He manages the Czech Republic's National Plant Genetic Resources.
   His fantastic garden has been featured on Prairie Break before.
   Vojtech's youthful face is deceptive: he is one of the originators of the famous Czech crevice garden technique and has been active for over half a century in the field.

This happens to be a picture I took almost ten years ago in the Tian Shan of Paraquilegia microphylla--which there occurs in these nacreous colors.

I featured Zdenek's spectacular private garden in a recent blog: there's much more to the man than that!


Campanula choruhensis is just one of dozens of spectacular plants from Turkey and the Balkans introduced to general horticulture by Zdenek. In addition to yearly plant explorations across Europe and Turkey, Zdenek has traveled extensively in Western America and designed dozens of ambitious Crevice Gardens including the Mt. Goliath Alpine Garden at over 11,000' near Denver, the Montreal Botanical Gardens' enormous crevice garden and the crevice garden at the Royal Horticultural Society's garden at Wisley. He has designed dozens of private gardens across Canada, the USA, and much of Europe. He edits the Prague Rock Garden Society's journal, Skalnicky as well as co-editing the International Rock Gardener--a treasure trove of horticultural excellence.



Taking us "In Steppe with Lesotho", Denver's own Mike Bone will wrap the program up with pictures from his two expeditions to the high mountain Kingdom where so many great Plant Select introductions originate. Mike last went there this past February to provide guidance for the Katse Botanical Garden there, as well as collect seed across the country with Munich Botanic Gardens.


Mike was lucky to be taken to a little known, large population of Aloe polyphylla from a particularly high and cold region, which may provide hardier plants one day for testing at Denver Botanic Gardens of this most spectacular of aloes!


Mike was the principal force and designer of the Steppe Garden, which lies at the very heart of DBG. This garden has enjoyed enormous popularity since its creation just two years ago!


Which underscores how great a debt is owed to Steppe environments. So many of the most spectacular plants IN our gardens (and so many more waiting to join them) originate in this vast biome that has nurtured mankind since our beginnings, and which we have yet to fully comprehend.


Mike was a principal author of the recently published book on the flora of the four major steppe regions.


Just click on this link and you can guarantee a place at the Summit!




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Die Deutschen verlieren die Scheu vor Online-Händlern aus China. Diese arbeiten mit allen Tricks und hinterziehen EU-weit Milliarden Euro an Steuern.
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Produkte aus China hatten bisher keinen guten Ruf in Europa. Das wollen zwei chinesische Unternehmen mit eigenem Versandhandel jetzt ändern.
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   <p>Moxibustion is a form of acupuncture that has been used by therapists and doctors for thousands of years. Moxibustion in <span class="xn-location">Asia</span>, including <span class="xn-location">Japan</span>, Korea and <span class="xn-location">China</span>, has become huge market and with consumption of billions of dollars every year.</p><th class="expander" style="Margin:0;color:#0a0a0a;font-family:Montserrat,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:400;line-height:1.3;margin:0;padding:0!important;text-align:left;visibility:hidden;width:0"></th></tr></table></th></tr></tbody></table><table class="row content" style="background:#fff;border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;display:table;padding:0;position:relative;text-align:left;vertical-align:top;width:100%"><tbody><tr style="padding:0;text-align:left;vertical-align:top"><th class="small-12 large-12 columns first last" style="Margin:0 auto;color:#0a0a0a;font-family:Montserrat,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:400;line-height:1.3;margin:0 auto;padding:0;padding-bottom:16px;padding-left:30px;padding-right:30px;text-align:left;width:570px"><table style="border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;padding:0;text-align:left;vertical-align:top;width:100%"><tr style="padding:0;text-align:left;vertical-align:top"><th style="Margin:0;color:#0a0a0a;font-family:Montserrat,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:400;line-height:1.3;margin:0;padding:0;text-align:left"><center data-parsed="" style="min-width:510px;width:100%"><img src="https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/728591/iJoou_Technology.jpg#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000" alt="" align="center" class="float-center" style="-ms-interpolation-mode:bicubic;Margin:0 auto;clear:both;display:block;float:none;margin:0 auto;max-width:100%;outline:0;text-align:center;text-decoration:none;width:auto"></center></th><th class="expander" style="Margin:0;color:#0a0a0a;font-family:Montserrat,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:400;line-height:1.3;margin:0;padding:0!important;text-align:left;visibility:hidden;width:0"></th></tr></table></th></tr></tbody></table><table class="row content" style="background:#fff;border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;display:table;padding:0;position:relative;text-align:left;vertical-align:top;width:100%"><tbody><tr style="padding:0;text-align:left;vertical-align:top"><th class="small-12 large-12 columns first last" style="Margin:0 auto;color:#0a0a0a;font-family:Montserrat,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:400;line-height:1.3;margin:0 auto;padding:0;padding-bottom:16px;padding-left:30px;padding-right:30px;text-align:left;width:570px"><table style="border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;padding:0;text-align:left;vertical-align:top;width:100%"><tr style="padding:0;text-align:left;vertical-align:top"><th style="Margin:0;color:#0a0a0a;font-family:Montserrat,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:400;line-height:1.3;margin:0;padding:0;text-align:left">
   <p>Moxibustion improves the flow of Qi, which is the energy in the body, by the heating moxa that causes stimulation in the nerves and releasing endorphins to block pain.&nbsp;</p>
   <p>NBA Star Draymond Green utilizes Moxibustion to heal his body and return&nbsp;into&nbsp;his prime body state. Celebrities such as <span class="xn-person">Robert Downey Jr.</span> and <span class="xn-person">Sandra Bullock</span> are all fans of acupuncture.</p>
   <p>Traditional herb and natural therapy are gaining popularity in the U.S. The number of people in the U.S. receiving treatments like acupuncture grew three times recently. Some scientific studies have proven that acupuncture can help pain relief for back or neck pain, osteoarthritis, or chronic headache. </p>
   <p>iJoou is designed to provide pain relief, stress relief, and improved blood flow by using Electric Muscle Stimulators to activate your muscles.&nbsp;Place the heating pod on the sore areas of your body and use the app to select the perfect temperature.&nbsp;</p>
   <p>Each device comes with a long-lasting battery that allows you to use iJoou at home or on the go, giving you the freedom to live life on your terms.&nbsp;</p>
   <p>"iJoou makes traditional Chinese medicine more convenient and easier to use for consumers all over the world. Our goal is to make consumers of iJoou enjoy the healthy experience anytime and anywhere," says <span class="xn-person">Sadie Zhang</span>, iJoou Co-founder. </p>
   <p>iJoou announced it has completed the design of its product, a smart moxibustion instrument. Founded in 2017, the company plans to raise <span class="xn-money">$500,000</span> on&nbsp;crowdfunding site Indiegogo.com in a campaign aimed at early gadget adopters and will last one month from this August.</p>
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style="padding:0;text-align:left;vertical-align:top"><td height="24px" style="-moz-hyphens:auto;-webkit-hyphens:auto;Margin:0;border-collapse:collapse!important;color:#0a0a0a;font-family:Montserrat,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:24px;font-weight:400;hyphens:auto;line-height:24px;margin:0;mso-line-height-rule:exactly;padding:0;text-align:left;vertical-align:top;word-wrap:break-word">&#xA0;</td></tr></tbody></table><p><i>The latest flagship smartphone by Meizu, the Meizu 16th, boasts face recognition, under screen fingerprints, and gesture operation, among other innovative new features.</i></p>
   <p><span class="xn-location">BEIJING</span>, <span class="xn-chron">Aug. 9, 2018</span> /PRNewswire/ --<i>&nbsp;</i>The highly anticipated release of the Meizu 16th smartphone is finally here, having already garnered over 1 million pre-orders ahead of its release.</p> 
   <p>The latest flagship phone by leading smartphone manufacturer Meizu is packed with an array of new and standard features, along with Flyme 7, their popular customized Android OS. </p><th class="expander" style="Margin:0;color:#0a0a0a;font-family:Montserrat,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:400;line-height:1.3;margin:0;padding:0!important;text-align:left;visibility:hidden;width:0"></th></tr></table></th></tr></tbody></table><table class="row content" style="background:#fff;border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;display:table;padding:0;position:relative;text-align:left;vertical-align:top;width:100%"><tbody><tr style="padding:0;text-align:left;vertical-align:top"><th class="small-12 large-12 columns first last" style="Margin:0 auto;color:#0a0a0a;font-family:Montserrat,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:400;line-height:1.3;margin:0 auto;padding:0;padding-bottom:16px;padding-left:30px;padding-right:30px;text-align:left;width:570px"><table style="border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;padding:0;text-align:left;vertical-align:top;width:100%"><tr style="padding:0;text-align:left;vertical-align:top"><th style="Margin:0;color:#0a0a0a;font-family:Montserrat,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:400;line-height:1.3;margin:0;padding:0;text-align:left"><center data-parsed="" style="min-width:510px;width:100%"><img src="https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/728652/MEIZU_launch.jpg#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000" alt="" align="center" class="float-center" style="-ms-interpolation-mode:bicubic;Margin:0 auto;clear:both;display:block;float:none;margin:0 auto;max-width:100%;outline:0;text-align:center;text-decoration:none;width:auto"></center></th><th class="expander" style="Margin:0;color:#0a0a0a;font-family:Montserrat,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:400;line-height:1.3;margin:0;padding:0!important;text-align:left;visibility:hidden;width:0"></th></tr></table></th></tr></tbody></table><table class="row content" style="background:#fff;border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;display:table;padding:0;position:relative;text-align:left;vertical-align:top;width:100%"><tbody><tr style="padding:0;text-align:left;vertical-align:top"><th class="small-12 large-12 columns first last" style="Margin:0 auto;color:#0a0a0a;font-family:Montserrat,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:400;line-height:1.3;margin:0 auto;padding:0;padding-bottom:16px;padding-left:30px;padding-right:30px;text-align:left;width:570px"><table style="border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;padding:0;text-align:left;vertical-align:top;width:100%"><tr style="padding:0;text-align:left;vertical-align:top"><th style="Margin:0;color:#0a0a0a;font-family:Montserrat,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:400;line-height:1.3;margin:0;padding:0;text-align:left">
   <p>"The release of Meizu 16th marks our biggest increase in performance yet," said Meizu CEO <span class="xn-person">Jack Wong</span>. "We hope our users will enjoy the exciting array of new specs we've added. We are very proud of this new flagship release and believe it demonstrates our strength in creating a delightful user experience."</p> 
   <p><b><i>Innovative Hardware</i></b></p>
   <p>Meizu 16th is being presented with groundbreaking new features such as: Under screen fingerprints, gesture operation, Super mBack, single-hand operation, and Face Recognition 2.0. With a 6.0-inch symmetrical Samsung screen paired with 2160x1080 resolution, 430cd/m² brightness, and 10000:1 contrast ratio. The newest addition to the Meizu family is set to deliver the sharpest and brightest display yet. The Four curved 3D glass body and custom-made ultra narrow left and right side frame give the Meizu 16th its sleek, clean design. The Meizu 16th will come in both 6+64GB and 8+128GB capacity, and will be available in Midnight Black and Moonlight White color options.</p> 
   <p><b><i>Cutting Edge Camera </i></b></p>
   <p>Equipped with Sony's flagship double-camera, it's the perfect phone to capture the moment with a crisp video or a charming selfie. The Meizu 16th's Sony IMX380+OIS+IMX350 rear camera boasts a whopping 12 MP+20MP, 6-LED round flash, ƒ/1.8+ ƒ/2.6 wide aperture blurring, continuous capture mode, panorama mode, professional mode, time-lapse photography, and slow motion. All the while its front-facing lens features 20 MP, ƒ/2.0 wide aperture, 5P lens, ArcSoft AI intelligent beauty, and lightning fast face recognition.</p> 
   <p><b><i>Striking Specs With Attention to Details</i></b></p>
   <p>One of Meizu 16th's premier features is its mTouch sensor capability, with a 360° recognition angle, capacitive touch sensor, and 5-fingerprints memory. In addition, the front camera has Face Recognition 2.0 capabilities that unlocks the phone with advanced AI processing in just 0.25 seconds.</p>
   <p>Meizu 16th has also added mCharge, an updated rapid charging capability that can bring battery life from 0% to 67% in just 30 minutes.</p>
   <p><i>Further specs include:</i></p>
   <ul type="disc">
    <li><i>150.5 x 73.3 x 7.3 (mm) dimensions </i> </li>
    <li><i>152g weight</i> </li>
    <li><i>3010 mAh battery</i> </li>
    <li><i>Qualcomm dragon 845 flagship CPU platform</i> </li>
    <li><i>Hexagon 685 AI processing core</i> </li>
    <li><i>Hardware level AI scene recognition</i> </li>
    <li><i>mEngine haptic feedback</i> </li>
    <li><i>Music Link ringtone vibration</i></li>
   </ul> 
   <p><b><i>Inventive New Flyme 7 Android OS </i></b></p>
   <p>It's not just the outside that makes the Meizu 16th a knockout smartphone. The phone's custom Flyme 7 Android OS will give users what they've come to love and expect from Flyme, and then some. The 7th reiteration of the OS features many optimized details, including a new interface layout, richer colors, and softer desktop icons with a sleeker look. All while keeping access to content simple, without sacrificing the visual experience.</p>
   <p>Flyme 7 will also offer refined animations, such as realistic visuals in the weather app that illustrate various forecasts. To keep with the animation theme, a new notification bar has been designed to present content in engaging sequences. Users will also have a choice from custom themes, including the beloved Kumamon character.</p>
   <p>On the accessibility front, the new Flyme also gives users a global night mode, smart light perception, a new eye protection mode, and a smart hearing protection mode. Unlike other operating systems that only offer dimness options, the global night mode provides a system-wide experience.</p> 
   <p><b>About Meizu</b></p>
   <p>Established in 2003 with more than 1,000 employees and 600 retail stores and headquartered in Zhuhai, <span class="xn-location">China</span>, Meizu designs and produces smartphones created to provide a simple, intuitive mobile experience. </p>
   <p><b>Availability </b></p>
   <p>Meizu 16th will be available globally in <span class="xn-location">China</span>, <span class="xn-location">Europe</span>, <span class="xn-location">Southeast Asia</span>, <span class="xn-location">Middle East</span>, <span class="xn-location">Africa</span>, and Oceania. </p>
   <p><b>Media Contact:</b> </p>
   <p><span class="xn-person">Alexander Twibill</span> <br>Global Marketing &amp; PR Director <br>Email: <a href="mailto:alexander@meizu.com#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000" rel="nofollow#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000" target="_blank">alexander@meizu.com</a> &nbsp;<br>Phone: +86-199-268-19350 <br></p>
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   <p><span class="xn-location">BEIJING</span>, <span class="xn-chron">Aug. 9, 2018</span> /PRNewswire/ -- Meitu Inc., a leading photo / video editing and sharing company, announced the company's "beauty and social media" strategic pathways for its second decade. As Meitu embarks on the next 10 years, it is poised to enter the social media space, going beyond the beautification products that have shaped the way 1.5 billion users around the world create and share their beauty. </p>
   <ul type="disc">
    <li>Meitu app:&nbsp;Biggest upgrade in a decade slated to be released on <span class="xn-chron">September 21</span>. Three evolutionary stages: from tool, to community, to social media platform </li>
    <li>Meipai app: Repositioning as a pan-knowledge short video platform. New social feature "homework" soon to be launched. </li>
    <li>Reorganize into three business units, including a newly established Social Product Business Unit. </li>
    <li>Refine the Relationship between Infrastructure and Commercial Products</li>
   </ul> 
   <p><b>Three Evolutionary Stages of the Meitu App and Biggest Upgrade in Decade</b></p><th class="expander" style="Margin:0;color:#0a0a0a;font-family:Montserrat,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:400;line-height:1.3;margin:0;padding:0!important;text-align:left;visibility:hidden;width:0"></th></tr></table></th></tr></tbody></table><table class="row content" style="background:#fff;border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;display:table;padding:0;position:relative;text-align:left;vertical-align:top;width:100%"><tbody><tr style="padding:0;text-align:left;vertical-align:top"><th class="small-12 large-12 columns first last" style="Margin:0 auto;color:#0a0a0a;font-family:Montserrat,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:400;line-height:1.3;margin:0 auto;padding:0;padding-bottom:16px;padding-left:30px;padding-right:30px;text-align:left;width:570px"><table style="border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;padding:0;text-align:left;vertical-align:top;width:100%"><tr style="padding:0;text-align:left;vertical-align:top"><th style="Margin:0;color:#0a0a0a;font-family:Montserrat,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:400;line-height:1.3;margin:0;padding:0;text-align:left"><center data-parsed="" style="min-width:510px;width:100%"><img src="https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20180808/2207131-1-a#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000" alt="" align="center" class="float-center" style="-ms-interpolation-mode:bicubic;Margin:0 auto;clear:both;display:block;float:none;margin:0 auto;max-width:100%;outline:0;text-align:center;text-decoration:none;width:auto"></center></th><th class="expander" style="Margin:0;color:#0a0a0a;font-family:Montserrat,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:400;line-height:1.3;margin:0;padding:0!important;text-align:left;visibility:hidden;width:0"></th></tr></table></th></tr></tbody></table><table class="row content" style="background:#fff;border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;display:table;padding:0;position:relative;text-align:left;vertical-align:top;width:100%"><tbody><tr style="padding:0;text-align:left;vertical-align:top"><th class="small-12 large-12 columns first last" style="Margin:0 auto;color:#0a0a0a;font-family:Montserrat,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:400;line-height:1.3;margin:0 auto;padding:0;padding-bottom:16px;padding-left:30px;padding-right:30px;text-align:left;width:570px"><table style="border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;padding:0;text-align:left;vertical-align:top;width:100%"><tr style="padding:0;text-align:left;vertical-align:top"><th style="Margin:0;color:#0a0a0a;font-family:Montserrat,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:400;line-height:1.3;margin:0;padding:0;text-align:left">
   <p>Meitu is evolving into a social platform. The evolution takes three stages: from tool, to community, to social media. In the first "tool" stage, Meitu successfully dominated photo-related internet traffic by meeting users' needs for photo editing and image enhancement. Meitu is currently in its second "community" stage, focusing on helping users create and share engaging content within the community. In the third "social media" stage, the focus will be on building relational connections among users. </p>
   <p>As an effort to test out the market, Meitu soft launched the community feature "Social Circle" in May. Feedback has been encouraging: each day, core users spend an average of 25 minutes on Social Circle, launch the app 8 times, and view over 75 pages. Linking tools aimed at creating an interconnected community have also proven to be effective. For example, the "Collage of Hearts" feature drove a 29% increase in DAU and created dynamic interactions between users. 41% of new users posted their collage of hearts creation as their first action in the community. </p>
   <p>Given such positive feedback, the Meitu App is poised for its biggest upgrade in a decade. Beginning <span class="xn-chron">September 21</span>, Social Circle will be featured prominently in the Meitu app's homepage, right underneath the tool section. The new version will also allow users to scroll down for more community feeds. </p> 
   <p>"While image-based social media has a massive overseas market, there has been no such counterpart in <span class="xn-location">China</span>. Meitu is set to become a one-stop solution: after processing their photos, users can share right here on the Meitu app," said Wu Xinhong, CEO and Founder of Meitu. </p>
   <p>Along with the Meitu app's social media development comes a new slogan that highlights individuality and an ideal way of life: "<span class="xn-person">My Life</span>, <span class="xn-person">My Style</span>". "My" refers to the individual: younger generations have a strong desire to project their internal self on the world and express their own personality and views. In doing so, they discover and attract people who share their interests,&nbsp;their community. "Life &amp; Style" refers to an ideal way of life – users can share their own ideal way of life, while understanding that of others. The slogan is inspired by the revelation that everyone is looking for their vision of beauty and an ideal lifestyle, a need that is far from being met in today's social media landscape. </p>
   <p>Evolving from community to social media involves three key aspects: making every user feel present, building relational connections, and facilitating interactions among users. "Meitu aims to deliver the best lifestyle community in 2018, and further explore the possibilities of social media in 2019," added Wu Xinghong. </p>
   <p><b>Meipai: "Pan-Knowledge" Repositioning and New Social Features </b></p>
   <p>Meipai will be repositioned to a "pan-knowledge" short video sharing platform. Differentiating itself from other "pan-entertainment" focused products, Meipai aims to add value for users by focusing on the sharing of people's talent, skills and experiences, i.e. "pan knowledge". With the new slogan, "Talent worth sharing", Meipai enables its users to share and learn new dance moves, perform magic tricks or skateboard, apply makeup, do yoga and make dessert, play the Rubik's cube, do crafts, etc. Meipai has a solid foundation for further development: Meipai's content library now includes over 300 sub-genres and more than 30,000 key opinion leaders. Meipai has also partnered with more than 50 top short video MCN organizations. </p>
   <p>Meipai will continue to evolve under the new positioning. The homepage is currently being revamped to be more discovery-oriented, which is better suited toward pan-knowledge content: this is because pan-knowledge seekers are more self-motivated and interested in actively exploring things. Meipai will also release new features to encourage social interactions. A "homework" feature will be released in the following month. The feature will allow users to, for example, upload their own video as a comment beneath the original dance tutorial video. </p>
   <p>"2017 has been a year of both excitement and reflection for the short video industry. We reposition Meipai under the guiding philosophy of developing in a sustainable and healthy manner," said Wu Xinghong. </p>
   <p><b>Reorganize into Three Business Units, including </b><b>A Dedicated Social Product Business Unit</b></p>
   <p>In conjunction with the strategic direction, Meitu will reform its corporate structure toward becoming a product-driven company. Effective <span class="xn-chron">August 8th</span>, Meitu will be divided into three major business units: the Social Product Business Unit, the Beauty Product Business Unit and the Smart Hardware Product Business Unit. The establishment of a dedicated social product unit will consist of both the Meitu and Meipai brands. </p>
   <p>Each business unit is encouraged to innovate independently in every aspect of the business to maximize the value of capital and human resources. </p>
   <p><b>Refine the Relationship between Infrastructure and Commercial Products</b></p>
   <p>Meitu's new strategic direction also calls for refining the relationship between infrastructure and commercial products. </p>
   <p>Photo editing has been Meitu's key entry point to the online world and essential to Meitu's success in the past decade. It has been instrumental in helping the company grow its user base and will drive traffic to the social platform in the future. In addition, social media products will increase Meitu's stickiness and traffic value. They will generate data on additional dimensions that helps Meitu further understand user behavior. This serves as Meitu's infrastructure. </p> 
   <p>The advertising platform serves as a traffic distribution mechanism, a business product that matches users with advertisements. The outer layer is Meitu's "beauty ecosystem" of commercial products, including smart hardware, an e-commerce platform, and value-added services, with more to come. "Beauty and social media are our strategic focus for Meitu's second decade and a long-term goal. There are bound to be bumps on the road ahead, with some things going smoother than others, but that will not shake our conviction," said Wu Xinhong. </p>
   <p><b>About Meitu </b></p>
   <p>Established in <span class="xn-chron">October 2008</span>, Meitu is a leading AI-driven photo/video editing and sharing company headquartered in <span class="xn-location">China</span>. With a mission to inspire more people to express their beauty, the company has developed a rich portfolio of software and smart hardware products designed based on the concept of beauty, including Meitu, BeautyCam, Meipai (a short-form video community app) and Meitu Smartphones. Meitu has amassed over 1.5 billion unique users worldwide, with over one third coming from outside <span class="xn-location">China</span>, including <span class="xn-location">the United States</span>, <span class="xn-location">Brazil</span>, <span class="xn-location">Japan</span>, <span class="xn-location">South Korea</span>, <span class="xn-location">India</span>, <span class="xn-location">Thailand</span>, <span class="xn-location">Indonesia</span>, <span class="xn-location">Malaysia</span>, <span class="xn-location">the Philippines</span>, and <span class="xn-location">Vietnam</span>. As of <span class="xn-chron">February 2018</span>, Meitu engages 454.7 million MAUs. With the largest database of human portraits on the planet, Meitu leverages AI in the pursuit of beauty. MTlab, Meitu's research and development hub, is dedicated to AI and imaging innovations such as Computer Vision, Deep Learning, and Computer Graphics. </p>
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It will be the app&#8217;s biggest upgrade in a decade.</p><hr style="border:1px solid #8a8a8d;border-bottom:0"></th><th class="expander" style="Margin:0;color:#0a0a0a;font-family:Montserrat,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:400;line-height:1.3;margin:0;padding:0!important;text-align:left;visibility:hidden;width:0"></th></tr></table></th></tr></tbody></table><th class="expander" style="Margin:0;color:#0a0a0a;font-family:Montserrat,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:400;line-height:1.3;margin:0;padding:0!important;text-align:left;visibility:hidden;width:0"></th></tr></table></th></tr></tbody></table><table class="row content" style="background:#fff;border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;display:table;padding:0;position:relative;text-align:left;vertical-align:top;width:100%"><tbody><tr style="padding:0;text-align:left;vertical-align:top"><th class="gallery small-12 large-12 columns first last" style="Margin:0 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MultiLocation, Teaching and Principal Positions in China We are a Talent Recruitment Center of the Can Achieve network acquired by the Bright Scholars Education Holdings, NYSE (BEDU), working with our partner schools across China that are seeking teachers and principals on a year-round basis for positions in International Schools, Bilingual Schools, K-12 Schools, Universities and English Language Schools in the
          Οδηγός λεωφορείου παίρνει στον ώμο του ανήμπορο ηλικιωμένο για να τον βοηθήσει να κατέβει από το λεωφορείο      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


Ένας οδηγός λεωφορείου στην Κίνα κέρδισε το θαυμασμό του κόσμου αφού καταγράφηκε στην κάμερα να βοηθάει έναν ηλικιωμένο άντρα να ανέβει και να κατέβει από το όχημα με ασφάλεια.
Το βίντεο δείχνει έναν αδύναμο ηλικιωμένο άντρα να παλεύει να ανέβει στο όχημα, όταν ο καλόκαρδος οδηγός πήγε να τον βοηθήσει.
“Μου θύμισε τον πατέρα μου,” δήλωσε αργότερα ο οδηγός, κος Liang Yan.
A bus driver in Shiyan city, central China's Hubei province, has been commended after he was filmed carrying an elderly man on his back to help him off the vehicle
Το λεωφορείο με το νούμερο 103 κινούνταν κατά μήκος ενός κεντρικού δρόμου όταν ο ηλικιωμένος άνδρας επιβιβάστηκε στο όχημα.
Ο κ. Liang σηκώθηκε από το κάθισμά του και προσέφερε ένα χέρι βοηθείας στον ηλικιωμένο άνδρα, ο οποίος δεν μπορούσε να ανέβει στο λεωφορείο παρότι κρατούσε το μπαστούνι του.
Driver Liang Yan also helped the pensioner get on the bus as he was very weak
Ο οδηγός έπειτα βοήθησε τον συνταξιούχο να καθίσει σε ένα κάθισμα και τον ρώτησε πού κατεβαίνει, σύμφωνα με την  Qinchu News.
Όταν το λεωφορείο πλησίασε στο σταθμό Liu Jiaqiao, όπου θα κατέβαινε ο ηλικιωμένος κύριος, ο κ. Liang σηκώθηκε ξανά για να τον βοηθήσει να κατέβει.
The driver then helped the pensioner to an empty seat and asked him where he's getting off
“Ήθελα απλώς να κάνω τη δουλειά μου σωστά,” πρόσθεσε ο οδηγός. “Το σκαλοπάτι στην έξοδο του λεωφορείου ήταν αρκετά υψηλό, γι’ αυτό ο ηλικιωμένος δεν μπορούσε να ανέβει και να κατέβει.”
Η συγκινητική στιγμή καταγράφηκε από τις κάμερες παρακολούθησης του λεωφορείου και όταν το βίντεο ανέβηκε στο ίντερνετ, ο καλόκαρδος οδηγός έλαβε σχόλια θαυμασμού από τους χρήστες του δικτύου.
When the bus approached Liu Jiaqiao station where the old man was supposed to get off, Mr Liang immediately offered the old man a piggyback ride to ensure his safety
«Τι καλός άνθρωπος», είπε ένας σχολιαστής. «Άνθρωποι όπως ο κ. Liang κάνουν τον κόσμο μας καλύτερο.»
«Ο Θεός να ευλογεί αυτόν τον καλόκαρδο άντρα!» είπε ένας άλλος χρήστης.


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Las cámaras de seguridad de Jingmen registraron el impactante momento cuando un conductor distraído, quien recién arrancaba, atropelló a una pequeña que se había agachado para atarse los zapatos. Afortunadamente, la nena quedó fuera de peligro después de recibir tratamiento.
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ADDIS ABABA, Aug. 08, (Xinhua) - The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), has announced partnership with Chinese digital financial giant Ant Financial to promote financial inclusion in the continent. ECA Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, who stressed the importance of digital financial inclusion platforms for Africa 39;s future ...
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SEOUL, Aug 10- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd launched the Galaxy Note 9 "phablet" in New York on Thursday, promising better battery life and quick cooling to attract gamers and rejuvenate flagging sales. Samsung last month posted its slowest quarterly profit growth in more than a year as rivals such as China's Huawei Technologies nipped at its heels, challenging the...
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(EMAILWIRE.COM, August 10, 2018 ) Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue (million USD), market share and growth rate of Tennis Wear Sales in these regions, from 2013 to 2025 (forecast), covering • North America • Europe • China • Japan • Southeast...
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‘El Tigre de Santa Marta’, Radamel Falcao García, es uno de los delanteros con más fama a nivel mundial y luego de su participación en Rusia 2018 con Colombia habría despertado el interés de algunos equipos en China. Tras varios años en el Mónaco y un nivel recuperado a sus 32 años, el delantero cafetero […]

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The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.




A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.




Category: Variety Pack

2018-08-07 - Unknown rotten egg odor on two days blows through Kuna (Idaho):
http://www.ktvb.com/article/news/local/city-stinky-pond-is-source-of-kuna-odor/277-581755093
http://www.idahopress.com/kuna/news/kuna-officials-point-to-pond-as-culprit-of-strange-odor/article_36fed146-bd2b-59f9-842b-8d538235a10f.html
http://www.ktvb.com/article/news/local/can-you-smell-that-smell-mysterious-odor-alarms-kuna-residents/277-581354853
http://www.idahostatesman.com/latest-news/article216259580.html
http://kpic.com/news/offbeat/dispatch-multiple-calls-for-bad-smell-in-kuna
http://wow1043.com/what-is-that-stench-in-kuna/

Quote: "Intermountain Gas has received more than 100 calls reporting a gas odor in and around Kuna, according to the Kuna Fire Department. The cause of the odor has not been determined yet. The Kuna Fire Department first received reports of the gas odor at 6 a.m. Monday. Intermountain Gas investigated and found there were no breaches or leaks in their system. By 1 p.m. Monday, the smell had gone away, but reports started again around 3 a.m. Tuesday and lasted until 11 a.m."

Quote: "Intermountain Gas technicians have responded to roughly 100 calls about a natural gas-like odor."

Quote: "In a statement issued Wednesday afternoon, The L & R Group said results from a third-party tester to determine if its facility is the source of the smell have been inconclusive. The company also said: 'While our facility does produce odors under certain conditions, we have never had any complaints of smell outside a two-mile radius of our facility. Based on historical information it is unlikely that the smell at our facility is traveling as much as twenty miles, as reported by some.'"

Note: So some people wanna blame a wastewater pond, but independent testing has been unable to verify that, and the company who owns the pond thinks that it's unlikely any odor from their pond could travel 20 miles. So, back to rotten egg odor from unknown source...

2018-08-07 - Unknown foul odor hitting Mérida, Yucatan (Mexico), near the coast:
http://www.theyucatantimes.com/2018/08/mysterious-foul-odor-plagues-meridas-southwest-side/

2018-08-07 - Earth at risk of being driven into a hothouse state from which it cannot recover:
http://phys.org/news/2018-08-earth-hothouse-state.html
http://www.cnn.com/2018/08/07/health/hothouse-earth-warming-intl/index.html
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/08/theres-worse-climate-news-than-the-mendocino-complex-fire.html
http://wdef.com/2018/08/07/are-devastating-wildfires-a-new-normal-its-actually-worse-than-that-climate-scientist-says/
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/are-devastating-wildfires-a-new-normal-its-actually-worse-than-that-climate-scientist-says/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6032581/Runaway-global-warming-just-decades-away-say-scientists.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/hothouse-earth-climate-change-global-warming-greenhouse-gas-sea-level-arctic-ice-a8481086.html

Quote: "A group of leading climate scientists warned in an article published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the Earth is at risk of being driven into 'hothouse' state from which it cannot recover."

Note: That's not a risk, it's a certainty. Enough self-reinforcing feedbacks have ALREADY been activated that the Earth entering a hothouse state is unavoidable - we are irrelevant now, and soon enough we'll be eradicated too. Extinction incoming...

2018-08-07 - Warming Earth causing plants, trees and soil to absorb less methane:
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/asrc-wsi080118.php
http://phys.org/news/2018-08-wetter-soil-methane-gas-absorption.html
http://www.carbonbrief.org/methane-uptake-from-forest-soils-has-fallen-77-per-cent-three-decades
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180806152021.htm
http://www.earth.com/news/climate-change-forests-methane/

Quote: "Trees, plants and soil play a vital role in absorbing and preventing many of the greenhouse gases responsible for global warming from entering the earth's atmosphere. But a new paper from researchers at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York finds that the existing effects of global warming are decreasing the soil's ability to absorb methane gas--one of the major drivers of global temperature increases--and creating a positive feedback loop between the effects of global warming and the variables that cause it."

Note: And there's yet another self-reinforcing feedback. As the world warms, the plants, trees and soil absorb less methane, so more methane accumulates in the atmosphere, which causes more warming, which causes less methane to be absorbed AND causes more methane to be released, which causes more methane to accumulate in the atmosphere, etc, etc. This is only one of the degrading methane sinks. Another big methane sink involves hydroxyl radicals in the atmosphere, and the amount of hydroxyl radicals in the atmosphere is also in decline...

2018-08-07 - Atmospheric methane levels hit a peak of 3046 ppb:
http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2018/08/a-peak-methane-reading-of-3046-ppb.html
http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/2018/08/peaks-matter.html

Quote: "On the morning of August 6, 2018, mean global methane levels were as high as 1896 ppb at 293 mb. More importantly, peak levels that afternoon were as high as 3046 ppb, as illustrated by the image."

Note: Methane is a lighter-than-air gas, so it tends to accumulate in the upper atmosphere, and it's highly flammable. One has to expect that to have some effect on planes...

2018-08-07 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing at coastal JFK Airport (New York):
http://www.khq.com/story/38832824/plane-diverted-to-jfk-after-report-of-smoke-in-cockpit
http://nypost.com/2018/08/07/plane-bound-for-rhode-island-diverted-to-jfk-due-to-smoke-in-cockpit/
http://pix11.com/2018/08/07/plane-diverted-to-jfk-evacuated-due-to-reports-of-smoke-in-cockpit-officials/
http://kcby.com/news/nation-world/providence-bound-plane-diverted-to-jfk-after-report-of-smoke-in-cockpit
http://www.timesunion.com/news/us/article/Plane-diverted-to-JFK-after-report-of-smoke-in-13138663.php
http://newschannel9.com/news/nation-world/providence-bound-plane-diverted-to-jfk-after-report-of-smoke-in-cockpit
http://www.wpri.com/news/local-news/west-bay/plane-diverted-to-jfk-after-report-of-smoke-in-cockpit/1352131520
http://abc7ny.com/smoke-condition-forces-united-airlines-flight-to-make-emergency-landing-at-jfk/3901998/
http://6abc.com/smoke-in-cockpit-forces-plane-to-make-emergency-landing-at-jfk/3905775/
http://www.pressreader.com/usa/pawtucket-times/20180808/281651075929936

Quote: "A plane made an emergency landing at New York's Kennedy Airport after reports of smoke in the cockpit. Officials say United Airlines Flight 4697 from Washington to Providence, Rhode Island was diverted about 2 p.m. Tuesday. About 50 people were evacuated from the twin-engine Embraer ERJ-145 regional jet and bused to a terminal."

Note: This is the 132nd aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018. In all of 2017, 116 planes came down smoking or burning or exploded, so we're already well past that count, with nearly five months to go in the year. The number of planes coming down smoking or burning is rising, even as the amount of flammable methane in the atmosphere is rising...

2018-08-07 - RV goes up in flames and kills person in Fairbanks (Alaska):
http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Person-dies-in-Fairbanks-motorhome-fire-victim-unidentified-490363921.html
http://www.webcenter11.com/content/news/Structure-fire-leads-to-fatality-in-Southeast-Fairbanks-490425941.html
http://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/alaska/articles/2018-08-08/person-dies-in-fairbanks-motorhome-fire-victim-unidentified
http://www.theeagle.com/news/nation/person-dies-in-fairbanks-motorhome-fire-victim-unidentified/article_e7ef675d-aac1-5d8a-8fdb-03d2eb96205b.html

Quote: "Fairbanks emergency officials say a person died in a fire that destroyed a motorhome. The Fairbanks Fire Department just after 8 a.m. Tuesday received a 911 call about a structure fire along the Old Richardson Highway. Firefighters found an older-model motorhome in flames on the east side of the Teamsters building in south Fairbanks. The fire had spread to nearby trees. Firefighters extinguished the fire in about 10 to 15 minutes and afterward found a person dead inside."

Note: This is the 358th RV to burn/explode in 2018, and this is the 13th deadly RV fire in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Woman found dead in burning SUV along M-53 in Shelby Township (Michigan):
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/vehicle-engulfed-in-flames-kills-driver-in-shelby-township
http://www.wxyz.com/news/woman-killed-after-vehicle-is-engulfed-in-flames-in-shelby-township

2018-08-07 - Metal recycling center hit by fire shortly before 5:30 AM, scrap metal burns, in East Springfield (Massachusetts):
http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2018/08/firefighters_battle_scrapyard.html

2018-08-07 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame in Etobicoke (Canada):
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/2-alarm-auto-wrecking-yard-fire-1.4776913
http://www.cp24.com/news/emergency-crews-battle-industrial-fire-in-etobicoke-1.4043791
http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/firefighters-working-to-put-out-blaze-at-etobicoke-auto-wrecker-yard-1.4043792
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/crews-battle-2-alarm-fire-220802432.html

2018-08-07 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, scrap cars burn, in Dundry (Britain):
http://www.avonfire.gov.uk/north-somerset-incidents/2244-scrapyard-fire-prompts-multi-service-response
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/live-bristol-fire-smoke-airport-1869159
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/gallery/fire-dundry-pictures-south-bristol-1871848




2018-08-07 - Home and business destroyed by explosion and fire at 2:45 AM in Sheldon (Wisconsin):
http://www.wqow.com/story/38832113/2018/08/Tuesday/family-home-business-destroyed-in-rusk-county-explosion
http://www.leadertelegram.com/News/Daily-Updates/2018/08/07/Explosion-fire-destroy-Sheldon-restaurant.html
http://www.weau.com/content/news/Explosion-in-basement-of-Sheldon-family-home-bus-490419881.html

Quote: "Reich's Roadhouse in Sheldon is destroyed after an overnight explosion. The Sheldon fire chief told News 18 the explosion happened around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday. The owners, Nick and Joey Reich, and their two young children (ages 3 and 8), lived above the restaurant. Nick told News 18 the explosion was so forceful, he was thrown across the room. Everyone was able to escape, with only Nick receiving injuries - minor burns to his hands and face."

Note: This is the 195th residential explosion in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Landfill fire breaks out in Carson City (Nevada):
http://www.nevadaappeal.com/news/local/crews-battling-fire-at-carson-city-landfill/
http://www.kolotv.com/content/news/Fire-closes-Carson-City-landfill-490297811.html

2018-08-07 - Landfill fire breaks out at 6:30 AM in Kawartha Lakes (Canada):
http://www.mykawartha.com/news-story/8803887-fire-causes-temporary-closure-of-lindsay-ops-landfill-site/

2018-08-07 - Tire fire breaks out at 5:44 AM near railway line in Salford (Britain):
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/northern-rail-delays-latest-manchester-fire-railway-atherton-victoria-disruption-salford-a8480591.html

2018-08-07 - Plastic pallet factory heavily damaged by fire at 1:20 AM, firenado forms, in Swadlincote (Britain):
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/firenado-fire-tornado-derbyshire-swadlincote-factory-a8482196.html
http://www.sott.net/article/392982-Firefighters-battle-rare-firenado-at-UK-plastics-factory

2018-08-07 - Coal mine rocked by explosion in Guizhou Province (China), 4 killed, 9 missing:
http://www.laht.com/article.asp?CategoryId=13280&ArticleId=2462486
http://www.efe.com/efe/english/world/4-dead-9-missing-in-china-coal-mine-explosion/50000262-3713136

2018-08-07 - At least 18 major wildfires burn across California, army of 14,000 firefighters deployed:
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/08/07/14000-firefighters-18-major-california-wildfires/
http://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/california/articles/2018-08-07/14-000-firefighters-battling-18-major-california-blazes
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/california-wildfire-latest-updates-14000-firefighters-18-blazes-a8480771.html
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/14000-firefighters-battling-18-major-california-blazes-57075440

Quote: "Firefighting costs have more than tripled from $242 million in the 2013 fiscal year to $773 million in the 2018 fiscal year that ended June 30, according to Cal Fire."

2018-08-07 - Wildfire grows to 290,692 acres on two sides of Clear Lake in Mendocino County (California):
http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/western-wildfires/california-s-biggest-wildfire-ever-still-growing-cancels-start-school-n898531
http://www.sfgate.com/california-wildfires/article/Mendocino-Complex-Fire-wildfires-California-calfir-13135314.php
http://www.presstelegram.com/2018/08/07/these-fires-show-devastation-of-northern-california-wildfires-now-the-largest-in-state-history/
http://www.koin.com/news/largest-wildfire-in-california-history-still-growing/1350478489
http://abc7news.com/mendocino-complex-evacuees-return-home-to-region-transformed/3903156/
http://abc7news.com/mendocino-complex-fires-grow-to-more-than-290000-acres/3899412/
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/08/07/largest-wildfire-in-california-history-still-growing.html

Quote: "The largest wildfire in California's recorded history expanded to almost 300,000 acres on Tuesday, postponing the start of the school year as ash choked the air and thousands of people remained driven from their homes. The Mendocino Complex, encompassing two fires lapping the northern and western shores of Clear Lake about 80 miles northwest of Sacramento, added 17,000 acres overnight to reach 290,000 acres, authorities said."

Quote: "The blaze, dubbed the Mendocino Complex, was reported 20 percent contained on Tuesday. Its rapid growth at the same time firefighters were battling more than a dozen other major blazes around the state fanned fears that 2018 could become the worst wildfire season in California history."

2018-08-07 - Wildfire grows to 3,399 acres in Trabuco Canyon (California):
http://abc7.com/nearly-4000-acre-fire-near-trabuco-canyon-is-5-percent-contained/3899892/
http://www.presstelegram.com/2018/08/07/firefighters-continue-to-battle-holy-fire-amid-excessive-heat-warning/
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018/08/07/holy-fire-major-challenges-tuesday/
http://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/live-aerials-over-california-s-holy-fire-ravaging-land-in-orange-county/1350240330

2018-08-07 - Wildfire grows to 6,169 acres near Entiat (Washington):
http://komonews.com/news/local/mandatory-evacuations-ordered-as-states-largest-wildfire-grows

2018-08-07 - Wildfires have burned 397,126 acres so far this year across Idaho:
http://www.localnews8.com/news/idaho-fire-loss-approaches-400-000-acres/778440907

Quote: "So far this year, wildfire has burned 397,126 acres, according to the Idaho Department of Lands' running tally."

2018-08-07 - Three wildfires rage on the Big Island (Hawaii):
http://www.kitv.com/story/38832014/brush-fires-still-raging-across-the-state-three-on-the-big-island

Quote: "On the Big Island, three brush fires continue to blaze-one on the slopes of Mauna Loa near Kapapala Forest Reserve, another in Waikoloa, and a third one in Pahala near Ka'alu'alu Road and Discovery Harbour."

2018-08-07 - Wildfire continues raging near the coast near Monchique (Portugal), homes destroyed, dozens injured:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-45099093/wildfires-rage-around-portugal-algarve-town
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/world/huge-forest-blaze-defies-portugals-firefighting-efforts/807908560
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/08/07/wildfires-torment-portugal-spain-as-france-feels-heat.html

Quote: "Almost 1,200 firefighters supported by 16 aircraft and 358 vehicles were deployed around Monchique, a town of 2,000 people about 250 kilometers (155 miles) south of Lisbon, where the blaze came within 500 meters (yards) of the local fire station. An unknown number of homes - believed to number in the dozens, according to local reports - in the forested hills have burned down."

2018-08-07 - Boat, RV and two cars destroyed by fire while parked near Spring Beach on coastal Vashon Island (Washington):
http://www.vashonbeachcomber.com/news/rv-cars-boat-burn-in-weekend-fire-at-spring-beach/

Quote: "The blaze started in an unoccupied RV and then spread to two nearby cars and a boat, all parked in a wooded area, according to Vashon Island Fire & Rescue’s Assistant Chief Bob Larsen."

Note: This is the 732nd boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018, and this is the 359th RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Two boats, truck, car, two ATVs, four motorcycles, golf cart and two buildings destroyed by fire at home in Claxton (Georgia):
http://www.claxtonenterprise.com/fire-departments-respond-to-three-significant-fires/

Quote: "A shed fire on Mittie Strickland Road resulted in a large loss: a truck; a car; four motorcycles; two 4-wheelers; a golf cart; two boats; four boat motors; 12 guns; a tool box full of tools; pressure washer; and a generator. An additional structure measuring 24 feet by 24 feet was also destroyed."

2018-08-07 - Boat explodes and burns on Big Turtle Lake near Bigfork (Minnesota), 2 kids blown into the water, 3 injured:
http://www.fox21online.com/2018/08/07/three-people-treated-for-burns-after-boat-explosion-on-big-turtle-lake/
http://www.grandrapidsmn.com/free_press/boat-explodes-on-turtle-lake/article_552f6a22-9a88-11e8-8f9a-0bf199bc6c8a.html
http://www.kbjr6.com/story/38835577/three-suffer-burn-injuries-after-boat-explosion-and-fire
http://www.valleynewslive.com/content/news/Boat-Explosion-Leaves-490356951.html
http://www.wdio.com/news/itasca-county-boat-explosion/5021256/

2018-08-07 - Boat bursts into flame at home, fire spreads to garage, in Riverside (California):
http://www.pe.com/2018/08/07/fire-ignites-stored-ammo-in-riverside-garage/

Quote: "A fire near downtown Riverside Tuesday, Aug. 7, jumped from a boat to the garage, setting off stored ammunition inside, the city’s fire department reported."

2018-08-07 - Yacht 'Maatje Johanna' bursts into flame near coastal Oudeschild (Netherlands):
http://www.vesseltracker.com/en/Ships/Maatje-Johanna-I1503997.html
http://www.texelsecourant.nl/nieuws/algemeen/63745/brand-in-schip-voor-haven-oudeschild
http://www.seanews.com.tr/ship-on-fire-off-oudeschild/178211/

Quote: "In the afternoon of Aug 7, 2018, the engine room of the 'Maatje Johanna' caught fire off the port entrance Oudeschild. The fire brigade from Texel and the KNRM were alerted to the ship, and the lifeboat 'Cornelis Dito' from Oudeschild jointly with the boat from Den Helder carried the rescue forces to the vessel."

Note: These are the 733rd, 734th, 735th, 736th and 737th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on the A2 in tunnel in Canton Ticino (Switzerland):
http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article216220990.html
http://www.fox13memphis.com/news/car-transporter-catches-fire-in-swiss-tunnel-no-injuries/807943472
http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2018-08-07/car-transporter-catches-fire-in-swiss-tunnel-no-injuries
http://www.telezueri.ch/298-show-onlinenews/26604-episode-piottino-tunnel-autotransporter-in-flammen-aufgegangen
http://www.richmond.com/news/latest-news/ap/car-transporter-catches-fire-in-swiss-tunnel-no-injuries/article_d2bf0723-9db8-5a49-adf6-862d8e87f8cd.html
http://www.kpvi.com/news/national_news/car-transporter-catches-fire-in-swiss-tunnel-no-injuries/article_44d1575c-190b-5dc3-b791-a8ec81baf22d.html
http://www.startribune.com/car-transporter-catches-fire-in-swiss-tunnel-no-injuries/490226961/

Quote: "Swiss police say a transporter carrying cars has caught fire and burned out in an Alpine road tunnel. No one was injured, but the blaze caused the closure of a major north-south route. Police in Ticino canton (state) said the truck-trailer caught fire Tuesday morning in the Piottino tunnel on the A2 highway. The vehicle and the seven cars it was carrying burned out."

2018-08-07 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on Lamledge Lane in Shifnal (Britain):
http://www.shropshirefire.gov.uk/65635

Note: These are the 56th and 57th car-haulers to burn in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on street in Port Everglades (Florida):
http://wsvn.com/news/local/truck-pulling-container-at-port-everglades-catches-fire/
http://www.local10.com/news/florida/broward/flames-engulf-truck-at-port-everglades

2018-08-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6 AM on the M5 in Kingsgrove (Australia):
http://www.f3nws.com/news/sydney-s-m5-closed-westbound-following-a-truck-fire-causing-massive-disruption-b75c45b0c90
http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/news/sydneys-m5-closed-westbound-following-a-truck-fire-causing-massive-disruption/news-story/35c62329e754cc8a574a94dd37912828
http://www.instagram.com/p/BmMQjeln6F6/?igshid=uvw6lx3bzd7k
http://www.pscp.tv/w/1kvKpadWlPMGE

2018-08-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A525 in Llandegla (Britain):
http://www.wrexham.com/news/fire-service-called-to-lorry-fire-in-llandegla-154159.html
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/lorry-consumed-fireball-closed-a525-15001829
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/live-lorry-fire-shuts-a525-15001028

2018-08-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at business in Middleton (Britain):
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/footage-shows-hgv-engulfed-flames-15002403
http://truckerworld.uk/2018/08/footage-shows-hgv-engulfed-by-flames-at-a-factory-in-middleton-after-reports-of-loud-explosions/
http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/2/news-headlines/121188/lorry-fire-in-middleton
http://www.pressreader.com/uk/manchester-evening-news/20180808/281556586649159

2018-08-07 - Tractor bursts into flame on Lodes Lane in Kingston St Mary, Taunton (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=49418&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41
http://www.applefm.co.uk/2018/08/07/taunton-fire-crew-called-to-tractor-and-combine-harvester-fires/

2018-08-07 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame, ignites field fire, on Ash Road in Stoke St Mary, Taunton (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=49421&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41
http://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk/news/16404006.combine-harvester-fire-in-stoke-st-mary-field/
http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/frightening-video-shows-combine-harvester-1872720

2018-08-07 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near the A354 in Milborne St Andrew (Britain):
http://www.dwfire.org.uk/incident/combine-harvester-fire-milborne-st-andrew/

2018-08-07 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Loose Gate Road in Moulton Seas End (Britain):
http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/combine-blaze-in-moulton-seas-end-9005641/

2018-08-07 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Wood Lane in Tugby (Britain):
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/combine-harvester-destroyed-farm-blaze-1871225

2018-08-07 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Marsh Lane in Barrow-upon-Humber (Britain), 1 mile from the coast:
http://www.humbersidefire.gov.uk/newsroom/incidents

Quote: "Marsh Lane, Barrow Upon Humber. Tue 7 Aug 2018 18:49 (No:17508) Combine harvester involved in fire. Dry powder extinguisher in use by owner prior to arrival of Fire Service. Crews used one hose reel and Thermal Image Camera for inspection."

Note: These are the 1707th-1718th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on Kemsdale Road in Hernhill (Britain):
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/faversham/news/about-50-yards-away-from-us-it-blew-up-187627/

2018-08-07 - Sanitation truck bursts into flame on Highway 400 in Barrie (Canada):
http://www.simcoe.com/news-story/8803903-sanitation-truck-catches-fire-on-hwy-400-in-barrie/
http://twitter.com/SimcoeNews/status/1026835766591332352

2018-08-07 - Box truck bursts into flame on the A1 near Ripon (Britain):
http://www.northyorksfire.gov.uk/news-events/breaking-news/incident_summary_night_shift_monday_6th_august_2018

Quote: "A1 N J40 – 51 Time of call: 16:53 Crews from Ripon and Northallerton were called to a LGV trailer that had a fire to the rear wheels. This fire was out on our arrival and the crews used a hose reel jet to dampen down the area. This was caused by a mechanical fault."

2018-08-07 - RV bursts into flame at 4:56 AM while parked at home, fire spreads, two homes heavily damaged, in Cape Girardeau (Missouri):
http://www.semissourian.com/story/2542756.html
http://www.kfvs12.com/story/38826810/camper-fire-damages-2-homes-in-cape-girardeau-mo
http://www.kzimksim.com/2018/08/07/cape-girardeau-burns-in-morning-fire-today/

2018-08-07 - RV bursts into flame on Mashapaug Road in Holland (Massachusetts):
http://www.wwlp.com/news/local-news/hampden-county/rv-catches-fire-on-mashapaug-rd-in-holland/1353008149

Note: These are the 360th and 361st RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Van and motorcycle destroyed by fire at 11:33 PM on Chestnut Close in Stony Stratford (Britain):
http://bucksfire.gov.uk/latest-incidents/

Quote: "Tuesday 7 August, 11.33pm Van and motorbike destroyed by fire, Chestnut Close, Stony Stratford. One appliance and crew from Great Holm attended. Firefighters used one hose reel, one set of breathing apparatus and a toolkit."

2018-08-07 - Van bursts into flame in Knaresborough (Britain):
http://www.northyorksfire.gov.uk/news-events/breaking-news/incident-summary-tuesday-7th-august
http://www.strayfm.com/news/local-news/2652761/van-on-fire-in-knaresborough/

Quote: "Knaresborough - Time of call 11:22 Fire crews from Knaresborough responded to a van fire involving a Nissan. The cause of fire is believed to be an electrical fault. Crews extinguished fire using two breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets."

2018-08-07 - SUV bursts into flame on bridge to coastal Ocean City (New Jersey):
http://patch.com/new-jersey/oceancity/car-fire-halts-traffic-9th-street-bridge-ocean-city-police
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/car-fire-halts-traffic-on-ocean-city-causeway/article_7e23147f-c6d0-5d2a-884e-5c978f402c1e.html
http://www.capemaycountyherald.com/news/fires/article_06426f92-9b3a-11e8-af7d-939a9b64f332.html

2018-08-07 - SUV bursts into flame on Route 138 in coastal Wall (New Jersey):
http://www.app.com/story/news/local/emergencies/2018/08/07/route-138-car-fire/929168002/

2018-08-07 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home in Duncan (Oklahoma):
http://www.duncanbanner.com/news/crews-battle-car-blaze/article_eb54d3c8-9a58-11e8-91eb-8b07056009ac.html

2018-08-07 - Four cars go up in flames while parked in impound yard in Haverford (Pennsylvania):
http://www.delcotimes.com/article/DC/20180807/NEWS/180809779

Quote: "According to Viola, the officer was inside his patrol car across the street in the parking lot of the YMCA when he spotted smoke and a glow in the sky. He went over and found numerous cars that were on fire inside their impound yard."

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame while parked in carpark at airport in coastal Portland (Maine):
http://www.centralmaine.com/2018/08/07/bmw-burns-at-jetport-terminal-garage/
http://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/07/bmw-burns-at-jetport-terminal-garage/

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):
http://www.wtnh.com/news/connecticut/fairfield/car-fire-slows-traffic-in-bridgeport-tuesday-morning/1351304950

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame at the Sunset Mall in San Angelo (Texas):
http://www.gosanangelo.com/story/news/local/2018/08/07/familys-car-catches-fire-they-leave-sunset-mall/929947002/

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame near Thunderbird Park on Tamborine Mountain (Australia):
http://www.beaudeserttimes.com.au/story/5573018/car-fire-on-tamborine-mountain-overnight/

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame on Ernesettle Lane in coastal Plymouth (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=49426&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame on Waters Green near train station in Macclesfield (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/ongoing-car-fire-near-macclesfield-railway-station

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame on the M27 near Eastleigh (Britain):
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/16402812.car-fire-on-m27-near-junction-5-for-eastleigh/

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame on the A38 near Derby (Britain):
http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-news/a38-northbound-closed-due-car-1871539

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame in Kirk Deighton (Britain):
http://www.northyorksfire.gov.uk/news-events/breaking-news/incident-summary-tuesday-7th-august

Quote: "Kirk Deighton. - Time of call 13:44 Harrogate fire crews responded to a car on fire caused by an electrical fault. Car was totally destroyed. Crews used one breathing apparatus and a 45mm jet."

2018-08-07 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-10 near Scott (Louisiana):
http://kpel965.com/vehicle-fire-on-interstate-ten/

2018-08-07 - ATV bursts into flame on road near Colyton (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=49420&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2018-08-07 - Lawn mower bursts into flame inside garage at home, fire spreads, garage destroyed, in Delmar (Maryland):
http://www.wboc.com/story/38843647/lawnmower-causes-delmar-garage-fire

2018-08-07 - RV trailer bursts into flame at 12:30 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Phelps (New York):
http://13wham.com/news/local/camper-destroyed-in-overnight-ontario-county-fire
http://www.whec.com/news/fire-crews-investigating-ontario-county-camper-fire/5020781/
http://www.mpnnow.com/news/20180807/fire-crews-investigating-ontario-county-camper-fire
http://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/local-news/camper-in-phelps-goes-up-in-flames-after-propane-tanks-explode/1350765431
http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/2018/08/07/171229/

2018-08-07 - Barn destroyed by fire at fairy farm in Hobart (Wisconsin), 20 cows killed, owner has heart attack:
http://www.wearegreenbay.com/news/local-news/barn-considered-a-total-loss-several-cows-dead-after-fire-in-hobart/1353632978
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/videos/news/2018/08/08/emergency-crews-respond-hobart-farm-fire/932016002/
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2018/08/08/fire-engulfs-hobart-dairy-farm/931911002/

Quote: "Crews say that the owner also suffered from a heart attack and was sent to the hospital."

2018-08-07 - Barn destroyed by fire shortly after midnight in Lower Chanceford Township (Pennsylvania):
http://local21news.com/news/local/crews-still-battling-york-barn-fire

2018-08-07 - AC unit bursts into flame at 1:30 AM at home, fire spreads to home, in coastal Mobile (Alabama):
http://www.wbtv.com/story/38826451/mobile-fire-rescue-battles-early-morning-house-fire

2018-08-07 - AC unit bursts into flame shortly after 3 AM, fire spreads, home heavily damaged, in coastal Monument Beach (Massachusetts):
http://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20180807/faulty-air-conditioner-possible-cause-of-fire-in-bourne

2018-08-07 - Shipping container bursts into flame, fire spreads to two cars in carpark, in Tilehurst (Britain):
http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/16403347.video-major-fire-in-tilehurst-co-op-car-park/
http://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/live-updates-as-huge-fire-breaks-out-in-tilehurst/
http://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/three-cars-destroyed-in-tilehurst-storage-container-blaze/

2018-08-07 - Moving and storage business destroyed by fire in Mena (Arkansas):
http://katv.com/news/local/blaze-destroys-mena-moving-and-storage-business

2018-08-07 - Church heavily damaged by fire in Indianapolis (Indiana):
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/indianapolis/north-side/historic-70-year-old-indianapolis-church-catches-fire

2018-08-07 - Home damaged by fire at 1 AM in Bellefontaine (Missouri):
http://fox2now.com/2018/08/07/resident-and-animal-safe-after-early-morning-house-fire/

2018-08-07 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Tampa (Florida):
http://cbs12.com/news/local/cat-rescued-from-house-fire-in-tampa

2018-08-07 - Home damaged by fire at 5:14 AM in coastal Mastic Beach (New York):
http://patch.com/new-york/shirley-mastic/firefighters-battle-blaze-mastic-beach-home

2018-08-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire shortly after 3:30 AM in coastal Miami (Florida):
http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Family-Safely-Escapes-Overnight-Fire-Engulfing-North-Miami-Home-490224351.html

2018-08-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 1:30 AM near the Mississippi River in East St. Louis (Illinois):
http://fox2now.com/2018/08/07/crews-battle-early-morning-house-fire-in-east-st-louis/

2018-08-07 - Home destroyed by fire at 4 AM in Fenton (Missouri):
http://fox2now.com/2018/08/07/fire-destroys-building-in-fenton-neighborhood/

2018-08-07 - Home destroyed by fire at 1:05 AM in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):
http://wtkr.com/2018/08/07/house-fire-erupts-in-portsmouth/
http://www.13newsnow.com/article/news/local/no-injuries-in-early-morning-portsmouth-house-fire/291-581224932

2018-08-07 - Nine homes go up in flames along railroad tracks in Siegburg (Germany), dozens injured:
http://www.dw.com/en/germany-fire-breaks-out-near-train-tracks-in-siegburg-injuring-dozens/a-44993444
http://www.rt.com/news/435362-massive-fire-shuts-railway-germany/

2018-08-07 - Duplex heavily damaged by basement fire in Manor Township (Pennsylvania):
http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/official-cause-of-fire-at-manor-township-duplex-unknown/article_14536bb0-9ab1-11e8-912c-33c21e6ea52e.html
http://local21news.com/news/local/fire-in-manor-township

2018-08-07 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Leisure Lake Drive in Warner Robins (Georgia):
http://wgxa.tv/news/local/crews-battling-fire-at-castaways-apartments-in-warner-robins

2018-08-07 - Deadly fire burns home at 3:45 AM in Lincolnton (North Carolina), 1 killed:
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/firefighters-pull-woman-from-burning-home-in-lincolnton/807912061
http://www.lakenormanpublications.com/denver_citizen/lincolnton-woman-dies-in-house-fire/article_dccb4de6-9a53-11e8-a520-9782b8613652.html
http://myfox8.com/2018/08/07/woman-dies-after-pulled-from-lincolnton-fire/

2018-08-07 - Deadly fire destroys home in coastal Vancouver (Canada), 1 killed:
http://globalnews.ca/news/4374257/vancouver-house-fire-crews-east-vancouver/
http://www.vancourier.com/news/east-van-house-fire-results-in-city-s-sixth-fire-related-death-in-2018-1.23393089

2018-08-07 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 2 AM in Hopkinsville (Kentucky), 1 killed, 1 injured:
http://www.lex18.com/story/38826932/man-killed-in-hopkinsville-apartment-fire
http://www.wsmv.com/story/38826453/man-killed-in-apartment-complex-fire-in-hopkinsville
http://www.newschannel5.com/news/1-killed-another-hurt-in-hopkinsville-apartment-fire
http://www.wxbc1043.com/2018/08/08/one-dead-another-hurt-in-hopkinsville-apartment-fire/

2018-08-07 - Vacant home burns at
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In a few days Independence Day will arrive, and as run-up to it patriotic songs will be played all over the place, and leading that playlist always is Mere desh ki dharti sona ugle, ugle heere moti, from the film Upkar (1967).

With this film, Manoj Kumar made his debut as director, reportedly after then Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri asked him to make a film around his slogan, Jai Jawan Jai Kisan. It was soon after the Indo-China (1962) and Indo-Pak (1965) wars and a dose of healthy patriotism was in order. (The film was dedicated to Shastri.)

Manoj Kumar played a farmer called Bharat, who loves his land and his country. His brother Puran (Prem Chopra), however does not share his sentiments. He goes to the city to study and is corrupted by the drinking-partying ways of the other students. He is attracted to a doctor Kavita (Asha Parekh), but she goes to the village to work with the poor, and falls in love with the idealistic Bharat. She comes from a rich family, but her mission is to help the needy. Puran is the opposite, and wants to break away from his family to run after money made by any means. Much to the grief of his mother Radha (Kamini Kaushal), Puran goaded to turn against his brother by the smuggling and black-marketing villains Dhaniram and Charandas (Kanhaiyalal and Madan Puri). He demands his share of the family land from Bharat, who gives it all, with the request that he cultivates it and does not not sell it.

Later, when the war with Pakistan breaks out, Bharat joins the army to protect the country—playing both jawan and kisan in the film. He is taken prisoner or war, and when he escapes it is to devastation of the villages by the border. He is found in badly-wounded condition by the one-legged Malang Chacha (Pran), who has been a friend of the family since Bharat was a child. (In a moving and dramatic scene, Malang draws water from a well to quench Bharat’s thirst, but the bucket comes up full of blood.) Malang dies trying to protect Bharat from the murderous Charandas, who has been stealing from the dead.  (Pran, who used to play villain till then white-washed his image with this film, and went on to become a popular character actor, playing noble roles.)

Bharat’s life is saved, but he loses his hands. By this time, Puran realizes that he had been misled, and regrets the way he mistreated his family. When Bharat recovers, the first thing he sees is Puran ploughing the field. The prodigal has returned.

The melodrama may seen overdone by today’s standards, but Manoj Kumar caught the mood of the country then, and wrote the kind of bombastic script and dialogue that appealed to the audience and turned Upkar into the biggest of the year.  The film was shot on outdoor locations, and the production design was heavy with symbolism. It may seem over the top now, but the imagery was effective.

Manoj Kumar also filled the film with many social issues that were important then and remain so—family planning, medical aid for the poor, equitable distribution of food, respect for the farmer and the land, and a strong anti-war message.

The film had a terrific music score by Kalyanji-Anandji; apart from Mere desh ki dharti (written with feeling by Gulshan Bawra), there was the melancholic Kasme vaade pyar wafa sab, picturised on Pran; Deewano se yeh mat poochho, Aayi jhoom ke basant,  Gulabi raat gulabi.

After this film, Manoj Kumar made patriotism his calling card and came to be called Mr Bharat. He directed other films like Purab Paschim, Shor, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan, Kranti, but none matched the raw emotional sincerity of Upkar. It won multiple awards that year—National and Filmfare.

The film was made over half a century ago, but seen today, it is still as gripping as it is meaningful.

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The announcement of president Trump last week expressing his willingness to hold a summit with Iran with ‘no preconditions’, after a chain of threatening exchanges between him and president Rouhani, for a new model of US-Iran Nuclear deal indicates yet another flip flop in US policies. It is unlikely to be taken seriously so easily, after witnessing US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) of 2015 with Iran (Commonly known as Iran Nuclear Deal) even at the cost of differing with its allies and strategic partners, who have critical trade relations with Iran.

Can any future US – Iran nuclear deal succeed?

The intent of JCPoA in 2015 in which the United States and allies agreed to reduce sanctions on Iran, was that it will give up the means to make nuclear weapons. This remains unchanged, when president Trump says that Iran cannot be allowed to go nuclear. The Republicans were not too happy with its clauses at that time and made it an election issue, which president Trump delivered by walking out of it. I do not think that the intent of US has changed even now. President Trump duly supported by Israel has managed to raise the temperatures by rhetoric, provocative speeches, renewed sanctions on Iran, and tried to curtail their oil exports, but it has not worked. US knows that it cannot up the ante beyond economic, diplomatic and information warfare domain, because further pressure is likely to push Iran towards nuclear bomb even faster than what US expects. While US may be ready for summit, it will have to struggle very hard to find a workable replacement deal to the existing deal, which can be devoid of risks of failure, with no change of intention expressed in JCPoA, 2015, and may eventually find that the previous deal was not too bad to meet their strategic interests.

Additional complexities, but compromise is possible

The situation is much more complex in this case because none of its allies, who were part of JCPoA, 2015, have walked out of it so far. This has also raised doubts over the reliability, credibility and stability of policies of US to continue with a signed commitment, which can have repercussions on complete denuclearisation of North Korea, which may think twice before complete verifiable, irreversible denuclearisation. The emergence of a pro-Iran lobby to include Russia, Turkey, Qatar and China to oppose anti-Iran lobby including USA, Israel, Saudi Arabia and some other neighbours, is another major change in international environment, which can speed up nuclear ambition of Iran, if pushed to wall. It is not easy to pressurise Iran which has great strategic significance due to its location as well as oil export, which concerns US allies, strategic partners and China. If Iran sustains sanctions and goes nuclear, it will encourage others like Saudi Arabia also to go nuclear creating further instability in the region.  An ill-defined meeting with Iran is not likely to yield much, in such an environment. I sincerely feel that compromises are possible; because of some of US allies are still honouring JCPoA, 2015, so far, and the inclination of president Trump to talk to Iran. In case US tries to strike a US centric deal with Iran in isolation, its acceptability by others may be doubtful. Having two concurrent deals (JCPoA, 2015 with EU and new arrangement with US) will cause utter confusion, and may not be to lead to any workable solution.

Impact on India: is CAATSA waiver on Iran possible after S-400?

As a strategic partner of India, US is aware that India has historic, cultural, and oil centric relations with Iran, which are deep rooted. Iran has jumped one notch up by becoming the second largest crude oil supplier to India and energy security is core interest for India. Connectivity with CAR and Chabahar port is another strategic compulsion of India.  US has understood the need of S-400 missiles for India, based on Indian threat perception, and have agreed to give a waiver on CAATSA for its purchase from Russia. A similar waiver/understanding with US on the critical strategic issues of India with Iran including energy security is a fair expectation/ possibility. 

I visualise that US sanctions on Iran may continue, but US may have to rethink about CAATSA, or modify it to suit fast changing strategic and economic global dynamics to make it more flexible.  On the issue of Iran and Russia, it cannot afford to put EU, China, Russia and other strategic partners on sanctions together, and expect to make ‘America Great’. A rigid CAATSA may lead ‘America First’ to ‘America Alone’ hence it needs modifications to suit changing geopolitical environment.

 (The writer is chief instructor, USI of India)

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I had previously said that I thought this year could be a little shaky for Japan’s Renesas Electronics (OTCPK:RNECY) (6723.T), the global leader in microcontrollers (or MCUs) and one of the leaders in semiconductors for autos, but I didn’t expect the sharp declines in the stock since July, nor the significant underperformance to peers like ON Semiconductor (ON), Infineon (OTCQX:IFNNY), or STMicroelectronics (STM) in what has admittedly been a weakening market for many chip companies.

Between inventory corrections in the auto channel, a much weaker outlook for industrial automation in China, and less near-term leverage to strong auto segments, the next few quarters could still be rough for Renesas. The long-term outlook remains favorable for the company, though, and the market seems to be pricing in an ugly correction. It may take a little while for this stock to shake off these worries, but the potential value makes this a name worth watching.

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1. «Имя розы», Умберто Эко

«Имя розы», Умберто Эко

Роман-головоломка, роман с секретом — эти и прочие похожие эпитеты приходят в голову после того, как наконец дочитаешь книгу и охватишь её всю мысленным взором. Средневековая версия Шерлока Холмса и доктора Ватсона, что началась с простой, пусть и жуткой, интриги, которую расследуют главные герои, постепенно превращается в действительно великолепную мистификацию с элементами философии, богословия и закрученного триллера.

Роман, дебютный для Умберто Эко, профессора Болонского университета, издан в 1980 году. Автору удалось поразительно реалистично передать словами атмосферу Средневековья. Вас, как и прочих читателей, не отпустит ощущение реальности происходящего в книге.

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2. «Улисс», Джеймс Джойс

«Улисс», Джеймс Джойс

Роман ирландского писателя Джеймса Джойса критики справедливо называют вершиной литературы модернизма. Автор описывает один день из жизни Леопольда Блума, обычного горожанина, в шумном Дублине. Однако автору удалось вместить в повествование огромное количество философских, исторических, литературных и культурных аллюзий.

Композиция романа имеет явную аналогию с гомеровской «Одиссеей». Если присмотреться, можно обнаружить в окружении главного героя Улисса (латинская форма имени Одиссей) множество похожих персонажей: Телемаха, Пенелопу и других. Одного раза может не хватить для того, чтобы полностью во всём разобраться, но результат стоит повторного чтения.

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3. «Игра в классики», Хулио Кортасар

«Игра в классики», Хулио Кортасар

То, что написал аргентинский писатель Хулио Кортасар, позднее назовут ярким образцом антиромана. У книги необыкновенная структура, сам автор предлагает минимум две схемы чтения. Они указаны в тексте. В центре сюжета — размышления главного героя Орасио Оливейра о смысле своей жизни и его взаимоотношениях с окружающими.

Роман станет отличной разминкой для интеллекта за счёт полного погружения в мир мыслей героев, ярко и чётко выписанный автором.

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4. «Волхв», Джон Фаулз

«Волхв», Джон Фаулз

Сюжет романа с виду прост: главный герой, поэт и типичный представитель английской интеллигенции, бежит от любви и отношений на далёкий греческий остров. Там он осознаёт свою поэтическую бездарность, но от самоубийства его спасает знакомство с Морисом Кончисом, хозяином роскошной виллы. Там и происходят события, определившие финал романа.

Книга, названная критиками барочной, имеет вполне видимые аналогии с древнегреческим мифом об Орфее, спустившимся в царство мёртвых за возлюбленной Эвридикой. Сам Фаулз называл своё детище «рагу о сущности человеческого существования» и верил, что в написанных им словах не больше смысла, чем в пятнах Роршаха.

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5. «Волшебная гора», Томас Манн

«Волшебная гора», Томас Манн

Философский роман немецкого писателя повествует о назревших проблемах в жизни довоенного европейского общества. В центре сюжета — жизнь пациентов туберкулёзного санатория высоко в Альпах. Несмотря на тяжёлую болезнь и близость смерти, люди там ведут себя как ни в чём не бывало: спорят, дружат, любят и ведут праздную жизнь, не думая о будущем.

В романе Томас Манн со всех сторон рассматривает тягу людей уйти от ответственности любым путём, переложить её на чужие плечи и продолжать предаваться беззаботному гедонизму. Можно сказать, книга не потеряла ни капли актуальности за прошедшие годы.

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6. «Дом листьев», Марк Данилевский

«Дом листьев», Марк Данилевский

Это самое известное произведение американского писателя, в котором он свободно экспериментирует со всем подряд: жанрами, формами, стилями и повествованием. В центре сюжета — история слепого старика, автора рукописи о любительском фильме. Его помощник, молодой парень, занимается расшифровкой и публикацией рукописи. В бумагах речь идёт об ужасных событиях, произошедших в доме одного семейства.

Тексты двух главных персонажей (первый — старика о фильме, второй — молодого помощника о рукописи) перемежаются, но существуют параллельно. Вся эта история кружит голову до такой степени, что вы, прочитав последнюю страницу и закрыв книгу, не сможете удержаться от многочасовых раздумий над романом.

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7. «Хазарский словарь», Милорад Павич

«Хазарский словарь», Милорад Павич

Первый роман сербского писателя стал образцом современной мифологии. Сюжета в привычном понимании этого слова в книге нет. Словарь состоит из трёх частей — сборников рассказов о персонажах, которые упоминаются в романе. Первая часть, Красная книга, приводит христианские источники о хазарском народе; вторая, Зелёная книга, — исламские и третья, Жёлтая книга, — еврейские. Читать можно в произвольном порядке.

Главная тема романа — споры хазар (древнего тюркского народа) о выборе религии. Такое событие действительно имело место в VIII–IX веках нашей эры. Что касается персонажей, они полностью вымышлены, но некие аналогии так и просятся. Сам автор считал, что сюжетную идею романа о хазарах можно применить к любому малому народу.

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8. «Тень ветра», Карлос Руис Сафон

«Тень ветра», Карлос Луис Сафон

Вместе с главными героями вы погрузитесь в запутанный, почти мистический мир Барселоны. Вас ждут встречи с опасными незнакомцами, прекрасными дамами и много, много тайн. Стоит вам найти ответ на один вопрос и решить одну головоломку, как на её месте появятся ещё десять, более сложных и запутанных. Многочисленные восторженные отзывы читателей подтверждают — от книги невозможно оторваться.

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9. «Женщина в песках», Кобо Абэ

«Женщина в песках», Кобо Абэ

Любитель-натуралист в поисках редких бабочек попадает в странную деревню, где встречает женщину, вынужденную каждый день расчищать своё жилище от льющегося сверху песка. Нет никакой возможности выбраться, кругом песок, он затягивает, и главный герой тонет всё глубже и глубже. 46 дней мужчина томится пленником в доме необычной женщины. Попытка побега ни к чему не привела — главный герой снова оказался в той странной деревне, населённой странными людьми. Когда же ему предоставляется возможность покинуть мучителей, мужчина не торопится.

Роман японского писателя вызывает массу эмоций — от негодования до возмущения, но в итоге заставит вас о многом задуматься и, возможно, даже переосмыслить своё текущее существование и отношение ко многим вещам.

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10. «Облачный атлас», Дэвид Митчелл

«Облачный атлас», Дэвид Митчелл

Британский писатель своим третьим романом отправляет читателей в нокдаун. Здесь несколько сюжетных линий, которые, на первый взгляд, ничем не связаны. Только в конце повествования приходит понимание, что они близки друг другу. Туземцы, авантюристы и любвеобильные натуры, наёмные убийцы и алчные корпорации, пенсионеры-писатели, гангстеры и люди из будущего — всё это разные воплощения одной и той же души.

Это атлас человеческой природы с её жаждой к охоте и самой жизни. И в этом страстном отношении к бытию состоит главная сила удивительной книги-головоломки.

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“Sono stato coinvolto in questa vicenda, ma non immaginavo che di mezzo ci fosse una rapina”. Così si è giustificato davanti al giudice Letizia Platè, Vincenzo Mori, siciliano residente nell’hinterland milanese, uno dei due uomini arrestati ieri a Castelleone dopo aver messo a segno una rapina a mano armata in tangenziale a Crema ai danni di un addetto alla riscossione degli incassi delle sale slot. Insieme a Mori è stato interrogato anche il complice, Antonio Vecchio, un conoscente di Mori, anche lui siciliano e anche lui residente nel milanese. Un terzo complice è ancora in fuga, ma gli inquirenti sono alla caccia di altre due persone, un uomo e una donna.

Al giudice, Mori, assistito dall’avvocato Santo Maugeri, ha raccontato di aver ricevuto la telefonata di una persona che gli ha proposto un lavoro. “Il mio cliente”, ha spiegato il legale, “ha avuto dei precedenti con la giustizia, ma ora è un uomo totalmente cambiato. Ha un lavoro a tempo indeterminato, e una famiglia con la quale sarebbe dovuto partire per le vacanze”. Quel lavoro, insomma, Mori non lo voleva fare, e lo ha ‘passato’ al suo conoscente Antonio Vecchio. Alla fine, però, Mori ha ceduto alle insistenze dell’amico di accompagnarlo. I due, a bordo della Panda di Vecchio si sono quindi recati all’appuntamento che avevano a Crema ad una stazione di servizio.

Qui hanno trovato altre persone: l’altro uomo che poi è sfuggito alla cattura, un altro uomo e una donna proprietaria della Toyota Yaris utilizzata per la rapina. “Lui su quell’auto non ci voleva salire”, ha raccontato l’avvocato Maugeri, “ma poi è stato trascinato”. Gli altri sono montati sulla Panda e sono andati via, mentre Mori, Vecchio e il complice fuggito sono saliti sulla Yaris. Alla stazione di servizio c'era anche il mezzo  dell’addetto alla riscossione degli incassi delle sale slot. L’uomo è stato fermato, minacciato con una pistola e rapinato di 7 mila euro. Una volta messa a segno la rapina, i tre sono fuggiti tallonati poi dai carabinieri fino a Castelleone, dove la macchina è stata abbandonata con i soldi e i tre in fuga nei campi. Vecchio e Mori sono finiti in manette, e ora è caccia agli altri tre. Al giudice, l’avvocato Maugeri si è riservato di chiedere una misura alternativa al carcere.

"L'interrogatorio è stato positivo", ha invece dichiarato il legale di Antonio Vecchio, l'avvocato Laura Negri. "Il mio cliente ha risposto a tutte le domande del gip ed è stato collaborativo con i carabinieri". Il legale ha chiesto per il suo assistito una misura meno afflittiva del carcere, "quando meno gli arresti domiciliari, in quanto incensurato e perchè non sono così significative le necessità cautelari". Il giudice si è riservata di decidere.

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Un palo della luce spento da tre mesi e un intero quartiere abitato da 35 famiglie completamente al buio. Un'occasione ghiotta per i ladri e i malintenzionati. E' quanto sta succedendo a Malagnino sulla strada che costeggia Cascina Ronchetto. I residenti non ne possono più, hanno paura, e finora le continue richieste fatte al Comune di aggiustare il palo che fornisce illuminazione alla zona non sono state ascoltate. L'incidente risale appunto a tre mesi fa, quando una macchina agricola aveva divelto il palo della luce. Erano intervenuti subito i vigili del fuoco che lo avevano messo in sicurezza, ma poi l'amministrazione non è intervenuta per ripristinare l'illuminazione. Conseguentemente il quartiere è stato più volte preso di mira. Una ventina di giorni fa, dei ladri, dopo aver scardinato la porta d'ingresso, stavano entrando in una delle cascine di fianco alla Ronchetto, molto probabilmente con l'intenzione di portarsi via le macchine agricole che erano custodite all'interno. Per fortuna uno dei residenti li ha scoperti, chiamando i carabinieri e costringendoli alla fuga. E' solo uno degli episodi di microcriminalità che i residenti del quartiere hanno registrato da quando la zona è rimasta al buio. "Nonostante le continue richieste che abbiamo fatto al Comune", ha riferito uno degli abitanti, "non è ancora stato fatto nulla. Non ci sentiamo sicuri, è ora che il problema venga risolto".

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          Eni заключила сомнительный буровой контракт с China Oilfield Services      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Eni впервые заключила буровой контракт с China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL). Как заявили в COSL, работы для итальянской компании будет вести полупогружная буровая платформы Hai Yang Shi You (HYSY) 982. HYSY 982 – новейшая китайская установка, которая была построена на судостроительном заводе в Даляне и способна вести бурение на участках моря с глубиной до 1,5 […]

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          Pinecrest - Bedford VA - Wednesday August 8th, 2018 - Joseph A. Pillow and Co. Auctioneers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Online Auction - Bedford VA - Wednesday August 8th, 2018 - Joseph A. Pillow & Co. Auctioneers | Selling The Estate Of The Late Viola Thomas Of Bedford VAANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES FURNITURE GLASSWARE CHINA DECORATIVE ACCESSORIES WOOD COOKSTOVE OLD BOTTLES AND MORE Sale Ends Sunday August 19th 8 00 PM ESTPick Up on Monday August 20th From 10 AM till 6 PM at 709 Pinecrest Ave Bedford VA 24523
          China Mobile's H1 profit up 4.7%, adds more than 18 mln mobile customers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(Telecompaper) The company's board of directors declared an interim dividend of HKD 1.826 per share for 2018, equivalent to a dividend payout ratio of 48 percent.
          Aboubakar Oumarou joins Al Qadsiyah      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Cameroon international Aboubakar Oumarou has joined Saudi Professional League side Al Qadsiyah following his departure from Shenzhen in China. The 31 year old had been in good goalscoring form in China’s second tier, however the signing of Gambian striker Pa Dibba meant that a foreign player space had to be cleared and Oumarou was the […]

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          Offer - English teacher free accommodation9000-1200 - CHINA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
To Apply visit this link: http://cips.io/job--5bf82fDear Allhank you very much for reading my advertisement and hope everything is good with you. Here are some details about our positions, hope it can attract your interes t.Position type: Full timeLocation: Beijing cityStudents' age: 3-6 years old7-13years oldMaterials: Supplied by the schoolboy you can create your own teaching materials.Schedule:around 20classes per week,each class lasts 30 Min's. From Monday to Friday Weekend day offSalary: negotiable depend on the e xperienced and actual working hoursBenefits:----work visa if you qualifying not we will assist to apply business visa----Supply a free apartment and free meals if the schoo l cannot offer free meals,we can offer some eating allowance according to the local con sumption level.----If you cooperate with us for multiple terms,you can get 10% increase of monthly allowance and traveling expense might be reimbursed.----air ticket allowance----Airport pick-up when you come to Beij ing.----guide you to solve some basic life prob lems.Application DetailsIf you want to apply.please send me the required documentation:---Resume, Stating of your N ational ity of o rigin----Copy of the ID page of your valid passport and/or visa----Copy of your highest degree and other qualification----Recent Photo email:enke@antianfan.comRm. D2-1906,Tian Chuang Shi Yuan,No.21 Da Tun Road, Chaoyang District,BeijingSalary: 9000 CNY to 12000 CNY MonthlyContract type: Full time Work visa provided: Yes Work Location: BeijingRequirements:- Teaching experience- Degree in any field- Passport holdersApply online via this link:http://cips.io/job--5bf82f
           US to establish Space Force to prepare for `next...       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Vice president Mike Pence said America had to ensure its dominance in space amid new threats from China and Russia.
          HSBC’s China Focus Continues To Drive Profits, But Leaves The Bank Vulnerable To Trade War      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
HSBC reported a strong performance for the second quarter of 2018 earlier this week, with strong loan growth across its operating divisions coupled with upbeat capital market conditions driving the top line even as lower operating costs boosted profits for the period.
          IT Tech Packaging, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

BAODING, China, Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- IT Tech Packaging, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ITP) ("IT Tech Packaging" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer and distributor of diversified paper products in North China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended...


          Dishwasher - Princess Cruises and Holland America Line - Dawson City, YT      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Job duties: To ensure that guests receive clean and spotless china, silverware and glassware. To provide the cooks, server assistants, bartenders and servers...
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Ciao a tutti, per il battesimo di mio nipote, ho effettuato delle riprese con la mia reflex. Come macchina per il montaggio sto utilizzando il...
          Уважаемый судья / Dear Judge [2018]      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ваша честь
Your Honor
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          El Oppo F9 ya tiene fecha de lanzamiento: será el 15 de agosto      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Oppo acaba de revelarnos la fecha de lanzamiento del Oppo F9, el próximo teléfono inteligente de la compañía china. Esta...
          ေမာင္လူေပ - ကုန္သြယ္ေရးစစ္ပြဲၾကားက ေျမစာပင္      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

ေမာင္လူေပ - ကုန္သြယ္ေရးစစ္ပြဲၾကားက ေျမစာပင္
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ေျမစာပင္ဆိုတာ အရင္ကေတာ့ မျမင္ဖူးခဲ့ဘူး။ ခုမွျမင္ဖူးတာ။ ကၽြဲႏွစ္ေကာင္ခတ္တဲ့ၾကားက ေျမစာပင္ကေတာ့မဟုတ္။ လင္းယုန္ႀကီးနဲ႔ေႁမြနဂါးၾကားက ေျမစာပင္။

ကုန္သြယ္ေရးစစ္ပြဲကိုခုခံဖိုအတြက္ ခ်ိဳင္းနိစ္ေႁမြနဂါးႀကီးက ယြမ္တန္ဘိုးေတြခ်တိုင္း ေနာက္ကေန က်ပ္ေငြတန္ဖိုးလိုက္ခ်ေနရတာ တစ္ေဒၚလာကို တစ္ေထာင့္ငါးရာနားကပ္လာေနၿပီ။ သခင္မ်ိဳးေဟ့ တို႔ဗမာေတြ သခင္ဘဝကဆင္းၿပီး ဆယ္စုႏွစ္မ်ားစြာ ခ်ိဳင္းနိစ္ရဲ႕ တပည့္ႀကီးဘဝနဲ႔ သူျပဳသမွ်ႏုခဲ့ရေလေတာ့ ဆရာလည္းက်၊ တပည့္လည္းက်။

ဟိုကေႁမြနဂါးႀကီးမို႔ သူ႔ဟာသူဆြဲခ်တာ ျပသနာမဟုတ္ေပမဲ့ ကိုယ္ေတြမွာဒုကၡ။ ကုန္ေစ်းႏႈန္းေတြက လိုက္တက္လာၿပီ။ အစိုးရမင္းမ်ား တိုးေပးထားတဲ့လစာေလးက ေငြေစ်းက်တဲ့အထဲ ေရာႀကိဳခံလိုက္ရေတာ့ အရင္အတိုင္း။

တကယ္ေတာ့ အေမရိကန္နဲ႔ခ်ိဳင္းနိစ္ဆိုတာ အက်ိဳးစီးပြားပတ္လည္႐ိုက္ေနၾကတဲ့ႏိုင္ငံေတြ။ အေမရိကန္တစ္ေယာက္က ခ်ိဳင္းနိစ္က သြင္းတဲ့ ပစၥည္းတစ္ခုကို ေဒၚလာတစ္ရာနဲ႔ဝယ္တယ္ ဆိုပါေတာ့။ ပစၥည္းတန္ဖိုး၊ ပို႔ေဆာင္ခ ဘာညာႏႈတ္ၿပီးက်န္တဲ့ေငြ တစ္ဆယ္ေလာက္ ခ်ိဳင္းနိစ္ကျမတ္တယ္ထား။ အဲဒီေငြကို ခ်ိဳင္းနိစ္လုပ္ငန္းရွင္က ပုဂၢလိကဘဏ္ထဲထည့္။ အဲဒီဘဏ္ကလည္း ဒီေငြကို ခ်ိဳင္းနိစ္ဗဟိုဘဏ္ထဲ ျပန္ထည့္။ ခ်ိဳင္းနိစ္ဗဟိုဘဏ္ကလည္း ဒီေငြေတြနဲ႔ အေမရိကန္ေငြေခ်းစာခ်ဳပ္ေတြျပန္ဝယ္။ ဒီလိုနဲ႔ အဲဒီေငြက အေမရိကန္ျပည္သူေတြဆီ ျပန္ဝင္ေနတယ္။ အေမရိကန္ေတြက ျပန္သံုးတယ္။ သူတို႔အခ်င္းခ်င္း ေငြပတ္လည္႐ိုက္ေနတယ္။ ကိုယ္ေတြမွာေတာ့ ပတ္လည္႐ိုက္စရာ အေႂကြးပဲရွိတယ္။

စဥ္းစားၾကည့္။ အေမရိကန္ေဒၚလာဆိုတာ စကၠဴစုပ္ေလးေတြပါ။ အေမရိကန္ဗဟိုဘဏ္ႀကီးက စိန္ေပါင္၊ေရႊေပါင္ထားၿပီး ထုတ္ထားတာမဟုတ္ဘူး။ အဲဒီစကၠဴမွာ ဖရန္ကလင္ ဘင္ဂ်ာမင္ေခါင္းတပ္လိုက္ရင္ တစ္ရာျဖစ္တယ္။ ေဂ်ာ့ခ်္ ဝါရွင္တန္ေခါင္းတပ္လိုက္ရင္ တစ္က်ပ္ျဖစ္တယ္။ ျမန္မာေငြစကၠဴလည္း စကၠဴစုပ္ပဲ။ ခ်ိဳင္းနိစ္ေငြလည္း စကၠဴစုပ္ပဲ။ စကၠဴျခင္းအတူတူ ခ်ိဳင္းနိစ္က ဘာလို႔ အေမရိကန္ေငြေခ်းစာခ်ဳပ္ေတြ လာဝယ္ထားတာလဲ။

ရွင္းပါတယ္။ အေမရိကန္စီးပြားေရးအင္အားကိုယံုၾကည္လို႔ေပါ့။ ခ်ိဳင္းနိစ္ႀကီးဝယ္ထားတဲ့ အေမရိကန္ ေငြေခ်းစာခ်ဳပ္ေတြ ၁.၁၇ထရီလီယံထိ ရွိတယ္။ ဒီေငြေခ်းစာခ်ဳပ္ေတြ ေရာင္းထုတ္ၿပီး ကုန္သြယ္ေရးစစ္ပြဲကို ႏိုင္ေအာင္တိုက္ပါလား။ သူ႔အေႂကြးေတြ ကိုယ့္မွာရွိရက္နဲ႔ ဘာလို႔ ကိုယ့္ေငြတန္ဖိုးကို ဆြဲခ်ေနရတာလဲ။

အေျဖကေတာ့ အေမရိကန္ေငြေခ်းစာခ်ဳပ္ေတြကို မထုတ္ေရာင္းရဲလို႔ေပါ့။ သူပိုင္တဲ့ အေမရိကန္ေငြေခ်းစာခ်ဳပ္ေတြေရာင္းထုတ္လိုက္ရင္ ေအာက္ေစ်းနဲ႔ေရာင္းရမွာမို႔ ရံႈးမယ္။ သူ႔ရဲ႕ႏိုင္ငံျခားအရံေငြေလွ်ာ့လာမယ္။ အေမရိကန္အတြက္က ဘဏ္တိုးေတြတက္လာမယ္။ ေဒၚလာေစ်းက်မယ္။ အေမရိကန္ကုန္ေတြ ေစ်းေပါလာမယ္။ ခ်ိဳင္းနိစ္ယြမ္ေငြ ပိုခိုင္မာလာမယ္။ သူ႔ပစၥည္းေတြ ေစ်းတက္လာမယ္။ ကုန္ပစၥည္းေရာင္းရႏႈန္းက်ဆင္းလာမယ္။ ဒါကို အျဖစ္မခံႏိုင္ဘူး။ ခ်ိဳင္းနိစ္ႀကီးကလည္း စီးပြားေရးေႏွးေကြးေနတဲ့အခ်ိန္။ ျပီးခဲ့တဲ့ငါးႏွစ္ေလာက္က အေမရိကန္ေငြေခ်းစာခ်ဳပ္ (၁.၆)ထရီလီယံအထိ ဝယ္ခဲ့တယ္။ ငါးႏွစ္အတြင္း ေစ်းကြက္ထဲကို ထရီလီယံတစ္ဝက္ (ဘီလီယံငါးရာ)ေလာက္ ျပန္ခ်လိုက္ၿပီးၿပီ။ ဒါေပမဲ့ အေမရိကန္အတိုးႏႈန္းက ထင္သေလာက္တက္မလာဘူး။ အေမရိကန္ဗဟိုဘဏ္က သူခ်ေရာင္းတဲ့ဘီလီယံငါးရာေလာက္ကို ျပန္သိမ္းလိုက္တဲ့သေဘာပဲ။ ခ်ိဳင္းနိစ္ႀကီးဆီက ေခ်းထားတဲ့ ေဒၚလာ တစ္ထရီလီယံဆိုတာလည္း အေမရိကားအေႂကြးေတြရဲ႕ ငါးရာခိုင္ႏႈန္းေလာက္ပဲမို႔ ေငြနဲ႔ေပါက္ၿပီး ႏိုင္စရာလည္းအေၾကာင္းမျမင္။

ၿပီးေတာ့ အေမရိကန္ေငြေခ်းစာခ်ဳပ္ေတြ ခ်ေရာင္းၿပီးရင္ ဘာလုပ္ရမလဲ။ တျခားခိုင္မာတဲ့ ေငြေခ်းစာခ်ဳပ္ေတြျပန္ဝယ္ရမယ္။ အဲဒီစာခ်ဳပ္ေတြက အေမရိကန္ေငြေခ်းစာခ်ဳပ္လိုမခိုင္မာဘူး။ စိတ္မခ်ရဘူး။ သူတို႔လုပ္ေနတဲ့ Made in China 2025 မတိုင္ခင္ မေသခ်ာတဲ့ ရင္းႏွီးျမႇုတ္ႏွံမႈေတြနဲ႔ စြန္႔စားဖို႔ ခက္ေနတယ္။ အလြန္ဆံုးလုပ္ႏိုင္တာက ေနာက္ထပ္ေငြေခ်းစာခ်ဳပ္မဝယ္ပဲ ပညာေပးရံုေလာက္ပဲ။ ဒါေတာင္ အေမရိကန္ေငြေခ်းစာခ်ဳပ္က ခိုင္မာေလေတာ့ သူမဝယ္လည္း သူမ်ားဝယ္မွာမို႔ အေမရိကားကို ထိခိုက္ဖို႔လမ္းစနည္းတယ္။

(တေလာက အေမရိကန္ေငြေခ်းစာခ်ဳပ္ေတြ ခ်ိဳင္းနိစ္က ထပ္မဝယ္ေတာ့ဘူးလို႔ သတင္းတစ္ခုထြက္လာေသးတယ္။ မၾကာပါဘူး၊ ခ်ိဳင္းနိစ္ဗဟိုဘဏ္က ဒီသတင္းဟာ သတင္းမွားပါလို႔ ထြက္ရွင္းပါတယ္။ ဆိုလိုတာကေတာ့ အေမရိကန္အေႂကြးေတြကို သူကေတာ့ ထုတ္ေရာင္းဖို႔မရွိေသး။ ရရင္ထပ္ဝယ္မယ္ဆိုတဲ့သေဘာေပါ့။)

ဒါနဲ႔ပဲ ကုန္သြယ္ေရးစစ္ပြဲအတြင္း သူ႔ေရာင္းကုန္ေတြ ေရာင္းအားမက်ေရးအတြက္ ခ်ိဳင္းနိစ္ႀကီးက သူ႔ေငြေစ်းကို ဆြဲခ်ၿပီး ခုခံဖို႔လုပ္ေနတာပဲ။ သူနဲ႔အေမရိကန္ ကုန္သြယ္ေရးစစ္ပြဲကစားတာက ခုေတာ့ ေငြေၾကးစစ္ပြဲဖက္ကို ေရႊ႕လာေနသလိုျဖစ္လာေနတယ္။ ခ်ိဳင္းနိစ္နဲ႔ အဓိကကုန္သြယ္ရတဲ့ႏိုင္ငံအေတာ္မ်ားမ်ားရဲ႕ ေငြေၾကးေတြအားလံုးလိုလို ထိုးဆင္းေနၾကတယ္။ ေဒၚလာကို ေတာင့္ခံႏိုင္တာ ဂ်ပန္ေလာက္ပဲ ရွိေတာ့တယ္။

ဆိုေတာ့... ခ်ိဳင္းနိစ္ရဲ႕ ေငြေစ်းဆြဲခ်တဲ့ ေငြကစားပြဲထဲမွာ ျမန္မာက ၾကားညပ္ေနတယ္။ သူ႔ေငြခ်တိုင္း ျမန္မာေငြက ပိုက်တယ္။ အခု ၁၄၇၀ပဲထား။ ၁၃၂၀ေလာက္ကေန ၁၅၀ေလာက္တက္သြားေတာ့ က်ပ္ေငြေစ်းက၁၁.၃၆%ထိ ဆင္းသြားရတာ။ ယြမ္က ၈%ေလာက္ပဲ ဆြဲခ်ထားတာ။ စီးပြားေရးခိုင္မာသူက တစ္ဆဆင္းရင္ ကိုယ္က တစ္ဆခြဲေလာက္လိုက္ဆင္းေနရတဲ့ဘဝ။

ကုန္သြယ္ေရးစစ္ပြဲေၾကာင့္ ျပည္တြင္းက နစ္နာသူေတြကို အေမရိကန္အစိုးရက ေထာက္ပ့ံမယ္။ ခ်ိဳင္းနိစ္အစိုးရကလည္း သူ႔ျပည္သူေတြကို ေထာက္ပ့ံမယ္။ သူတို႔က အင္အားႀကီးေတြမို႔ေထာက္ပ့ံႏိုင္ေပမဲ့ ေလေဘး ေရေဘးေတြနဲ႔တိုင္ပတ္ေနတဲ့ တို႔ျပည္တို႔အစိုးရက မေထာက္ပ့ံႏိုင္။ ေျမစာပင္ေတာ့ ျဖစ္ေနၾကၿပီ။ ဒီေတာ့ ဘာလုပ္ၾကမလဲ။ အစိုးရကို အျပစ္ေျပာ၊ အခ်င္းခ်င္းေတြ ရန္ျဖစ္ေနမဲ့အစား တိုင္းျပည္စီးပြားတိုးတက္ဖို႔အတြက္ အားလံုးဝိုင္းစဥ္းစား၊ ပါဝင္ကူညီၾကရေအာင္။

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SciencePortal China.,2018年 8月7日
 中国と米国の研究者がナノ粒子インフルエンザワクチンを共同開発し、マウスを使った実験でA型インフルエンザウイルスを効果的に予防した。このワクチンは、汎用インフルエンザワクチンなどの薬品の研究開発に新たな発想をもたらしている。新華社が伝えた。
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ACROSS THE COUNTRY, A NEW COHORT OF PROGRESSIVES IS RUNNING FOR—AND WINNING—ELECTIONS. The stunning victory of democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the Democratic congressional primary in New York is perhaps the most well-known, but she is far from alone. Most of these candidates are young, more than usual are people of color, many are women, several are Muslims, at least one is a refugee, at least one is transgender—and all are unabashedly left. Most come to electoral politics after years of activism around issues like immigration, climate and racism. They come out of a wide range of social movements and support policy demands that reflect the principles of those movements: labor rights, immigrant and refugee rights, women’s and gender rights, equal access to housing and education, environmental justice, and opposition to police violence and racial profiling. Some, though certainly not all, identify not just with the policies of socialism but with the fundamental core values and indeed the name itself, usually in the form of democratic socialism.

Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian-American woman in Detroit, just won the Democratic primary for the legendary Congressman John Conyers’ seat. Four women, two of them members of Democratic Socialists of America and all four endorsed by DSA, beat their male incumbent opponents in Pennsylvania state house primaries. Tahirah Amatul-Wadud is running an insurgent campaign for Congress against a longstanding incumbent in western Massachusetts, keeping her focus on Medicare-for-All and civil rights. Minnesota State Rep. Ilhan Omar, a former Somali refugee, won endorsement from the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, and is running for Keith Ellison’s former congressional seat as an “intersectional feminist.” And there are more.

Many highlight their movement experience in their campaigns; they are champions of immigrant rights, healthcare, student debt organizing and the fight for $15. Intersectionality has grown stronger, as the extremism of Trump’s right-wing racist assault creates significant new gains in linking separate movements focused on racism, women’s rights, immigrant rights, climate, poverty, labor rights and more.

But mostly, we’re not seeing progressive and socialist candidates clearly link domestic issues with efforts to challenge war, militarism and the war economy. There are a few exceptions: Congressional candidate and Hawaii State Rep. Kaniela Ing speaks powerfully about U.S. colonialism in Hawaii, and Virginia State Rep. Lee J. Carter has spoken strongly against U.S. bombing of Syria, linking current attacks with the legacy of U.S. military interventions. There may be more. But those are exceptions; most of the new left candidates focus on crucial issues of justice at home.

A progressive foreign policy must reject U.S. military and economic domination and instead be grounded in global cooperation, human rights, respect for international law and privileging diplomacy over war.

It’s not that progressive leaders don’t care about international issues, or that our movements are divided. Despite too many common assumptions, it is not political suicide for candidates or elected officials to stake out progressive anti-war, anti-militarism positions. Quite the contrary: Those positions actually have broad support within both our movements and public opinion. It’s just that it’s hard to figure out the strategies that work to connect internationally focused issues, anti-war efforts, or challenges to militarism, with the wide array of activists working on locally grounded issues. Some of those strategies seem like they should be easy—like talking about slashing the 53 cents of every discretionary federal dollar that now goes to the military as the easiest source to fund Medicare-for-all or free college education. It should be easy, but somehow it’s not: Too often, foreign policy feels remote from the urgency of domestic issues facing such crises. When our movements do figure out those strategies, candidates can easily follow suit.

Candidates coming out of our movements into elected office will need clear positions on foreign policy. Here are several core principles that should shape those positions.

A progressive foreign policy must reject U.S. military and economic domination and instead be grounded in global cooperation, human rights, respect for international law and privileging diplomacy over war. That does not mean isolationism, but instead a strategy of diplomatic engagement rather than—not as political cover for—destructive U.S. military interventions that have so often defined the U.S. role in the world.

Looking at the political pretexts for what the U.S. empire is doing around the world today, a principled foreign policy might start by recognizing that there is no military solution to terrorism and that the global war on terror must be ended.

More broadly, the militarization of foreign policy must be reversed and diplomacy must replace military action in every venue, with professional diplomats rather than the White House’s political appointees in charge. Aspiring and elected progressive and socialist office-holders should keep in mind the distinction between the successes and failures of Obama’s foreign policy. The victories were all diplomatic: moving towards normalization with Cuba, the Paris climate accord and especially the Iran nuclear deal. Obama’s greatest failures—in Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen—all occurred because the administration chose military action over robust diplomacy.

Certainly, diplomacy has been a tool in the arsenal of empires, including the United States. But when we are talking about official policies governing relations between countries, diplomacy—meaning talking, negotiating and engaging across a table—is always, always better than engaging across a battlefield.

A principled foreign policy must recognize how the war economy has distorted our society at home—and commit to reverse it. The $717 billion of the military budget is desperately needed for jobs, healthcare and education here at home—and for a diplomatic surge and humanitarian and reconstruction assistance to people of countries devastated by U.S. wars and sanctions.

A principled foreign policy must acknowledge how U.S. actions—military, economic and climate-related—have been a driving force in displacing people around the world. We therefore have an enormous moral as well as legal obligation to take the lead in providing humanitarian support and refuge for those displaced—so immigration and refugee rights are central to foreign policy.

For too long the power of the U.S. empire has dominated international relations, led to the privileging of war over diplomacy on a global scale, and created a vast—and invasive—network of 800-plus military bases around the world.

Now, overall U.S. global domination is actually shrinking, and not only because of Trump’s actions. China’s economy is rapidly catching up, and its economic clout in Africa and elsewhere eclipses that of the United States. It’s a measure of the United States’ waning power that Europe, Russia and China are resisting U.S. efforts to impose new global sanctions on Iran. But the United States is still the world’s strongest military and economic power: Its military spending vastly surpasses that of the eight next strongest countries, it is sponsoring a dangerous anti-Iran alliance between Israel and the wealthy Gulf Arab states, it remains central to NATO decision-making, and powerful forces in Washington threaten new wars in North Korea and Iran. The United States remains dangerous.

Progressives in Congress have to navigate the tricky task of rejecting American exceptionalism. That means recognizing that it is often a good thing when U.S. global military and economic efforts fail, because they are generally aimed at maintaining domination and control. Without that U.S. domination, the possibility arises of a new kind of internationalism: to prevent and solve crises that arise from current and potential wars, to promote nuclear disarmament, to come up with climate solutions and to protect refugees.

That effort is increasingly important because of the rapid rise of right-wing xenophobic authoritarians seeking and winning power. Trump is now leading and enabling an informal global grouping of such leaders, from Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to Victor Orban in Hungary and others. Progressive elected officials in the United States can pose an important challenge to that authoritarian axis by building ties with their like-minded counterparts in parliaments and governments—possibilities include Jeremy Corbyn in the United Kingdom and Andrés Manuel López Obrador in Mexico, among others. And progressive and leftist members of Congress will need to be able to work together with social movements to build public pressure for diplomatic initiatives not grounded in the interests of U.S. empire.

In addition to these broad principles, candidates and elected officials need critical analyses of current U.S. engagement around the world, as well as nuanced prescriptions for how to de-escalate militarily, and ramp up a new commitment to serious diplomacy.

GEOPOLITICAL POWER PLAYS

RUSSIA: Relations with Russia will be a major challenge for the foreseeable future. With 90 percent of the world’s nuclear weapons in U.S. and Russian hands, and the two powers deploying military forces on opposite sides of active battlefronts in Syria, it is crucial that relations remain open—not least to derail potential escalations and ensure the ability to stand down from any accidental clash.

Progressives and leftists in Congress will need to promote a nuanced, careful approach to Russia policy. And they will face a daunting environment in which to do so. They will have to deal with loud cries from right-wing war-mongers, mainly Republicans, and from neo-con interventionists in both parties, demanding a one-sided anti-Russia policy focused on increased sanctions and potentially even military threats. But many moderate and liberal Democrats—and much of the media—are also joining the anti-Russia crusade. Some of those liberals and moderates have likely bought into the idea of American exceptionalism, accepting as legitimate or irrelevant the long history of U.S. election meddling around the world and viewing the Russian efforts as somehow reaching a whole different level of outrageousness. Others see the anti-Russia mobilization solely in the context of undermining Trump.

But at the same time, progressive Congress members should recognize that reports of Russian efforts to interfere with the 2016 and 2018 elections cannot be dismissed out of hand. They should continue to demand that more of the evidence be made public, and condemn the Russian meddling that has occurred, even while recognizing that the most serious threats to our elections come from voter suppression campaignsat home more than from Moscow. And they have to make clear that Trump’s opponents cannot be allowed to turn the president’s infatuation with Vladimir Putin into the basis for a new Cold War, simply to oppose Trump.

CHINA: The broad frame of a progressive approach should be to end Washington’s provocative military and economic moves and encourage deeper levels of diplomatic engagement. This means replacing military threats with diplomacy in response to Chinese moves in the South China Sea, as well as significant cuts in the ramped-up military ties with U.S. allies in the region, such as Vietnam. Progressive and socialist members of Congress and other elected officials will no doubt be aware that the rise of China’s economic dominance across Africa, and its increasing influence in parts of Latin America, could endanger the independence of countries in those parts of the Global South. But they will also need to recognize that any U.S. response to what looks like Chinese exploitation must be grounded in humility, acknowledging the long history of U.S. colonial and neocolonial domination throughout those same regions. Efforts to compete with Chinese economic assistance by increasing Washington’s own humanitarian and development aid should mean directing all funds through the UN, rather than through USAID or the Pentagon. That will make U.S. assistance far less likely to be perceived as—and to be—an entry point for exploitation.

NATO: A progressive position on NATO flies straight into the face of the partisan component of the anti-Trump resistance—the idea that if Trump is for it, we should be against it. For a host of bad reasons that have to do with personal enrichment and personal power, Trump sometimes takes positions that large parts of the U.S. and global anti-war and solidarity movements have long supported. One of those is NATO. During the Cold War, NATO was the European military face of U.S.-dominated Western anti-Communism and anti-Sovietism. With the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union, peace activists from around the world called for the dissolution of NATO as an anachronistic relic whose raison d’etre was now gone.

Instead, NATO used its 50th anniversary in 1999 to rebrand itself as defending a set of amorphous, ostensibly “Western” values such as democracy, rather than having any identifiable enemy—something like a military version of the EU, with the United States on board for clout. Unable to win UN Security Council support for war in Kosovo, the United States and its allies used NATO to provide so-called authorization for a major bombing campaign—in complete violation of international law—and began a rapid expansion of the NATO alliance right up to the borders of Russia. Anti-war forces across the world continued to rally around the call “No to NATO”—a call to dissolve the alliance altogether.

But when Trump, however falsely, claims to call for an end to the alliance, or shows disdain for NATO, anti-Trump politicians and media lead the way in embracing the military alliance as if it really did represent some version of human rights and international law. It doesn’t—and progressives in elected positions need to be willing to call out NATO as a militarized Cold War relic that shouldn’t be reconfigured to maintain U.S. domination in Europe or to mobilize against Russia or China or anyone else. It should be ended.

In fact, Trump’s claims to oppose NATO are belied by his actions. In his 2019 budget request he almost doubled the 2017 budget for the Pentagon’s “European Deterrence Initiative,” designed explicitly as a response to “threats from Russia.” There is a huge gap between Trump’s partisan base-pleasing condemnation of NATO and his administration&rdqou;s actual support for strengthening the military alliance. That contradiction should make it easier for progressive candidates and officeholders to move to cut NATO funding and reduce its power—not because Trump is against NATO but because the military alliance serves as a dangerous provocation toward war.

THE WAR ON TERROR

What George W. Bush first called “the global war on terror” is still raging almost 17 years later, though with different forms of killing and different casualty counts. Today’s reliance on airstrikes, drone attacks and a few thousand special forces has replaced the hundreds of thousands of U.S. and allied ground troops. And today hardly any U.S. troops are being killed, while civilian casualties are skyrocketing across the Middle East and Afghanistan. Officials from the Bush, Obama and Trump administrations have repeated the mantra that “there is no military solution” in Afghanistan, Syria, or Iraq or against terrorism, but their actions have belied those words. Progressive elected officials need to consistently remind the public and their counterparts that it is not possible to bomb terrorism out of existence. Bombs don’t hit “terrorism”; they hit cities, houses, wedding parties. And on those rare occasions when they hit the people actually named on the White House&rdqou;s unaccountable kill list, or “terrorist” list, the impact often creates more terrorists.

The overall progressive policy on this question means campaigning for diplomatic solutions and strategies instead of military ones. That also means joining the ongoing congressional efforts led by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and others  to challenge the continued reliance on the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for the Use of Military Force (AUMF).

In general, privileging diplomatic over war strategies starts with withdrawing troops and halting the arms sales that flood the region with deadly weapons. Those weapons too often end up in the hands of killers on all sides, from bands of unaccountable militants to brutally repressive governments, with civilians paying the price. Congress members should demand an end of massive arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other U.S. allies carrying out brutal wars across the Middle East, and they should call for an end to the practice of arming non-state proxies who kill even more people. They should call for a U.S. arms embargo on Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Turkey, Pakistan, Jordan and Israel (which presents a whole other set of arms-related challenges), while urging Russia to stop its arms sales to Syria, Iran and Pakistan. Given the power of the arms industries in the United States, arms embargoes are the most difficult—but perhaps the most important—part of ending the expanding Middle East wars.

Progressives in Congress should demand real support for UN-sponsored and other international peace initiatives, staffing whole new diplomatic approaches whose goal is political solutions rather than military victories—and taking funds out of military budgets to cover the costs. The goal should be to end these endless wars—not try to “win&rdqou; them.

ISRAEL-PALESTINE: The most important thing for candidates to know is that there has been a massive shift in public opinion in recent years. It is no longer political suicide to criticize Israel. Yes, AIPAC and the rest of the right-wing Jewish, pro-Israel lobbies remain influential and have a lot of money to throw around. (The Christian Zionist lobbies are powerful too, but there is less political difficulty for progressives to challenge them.) But there are massive shifts underway in U.S. Jewish publicopinion on the conflict, and the lobbies cannot credibly claim to speak for the Jewish community as a whole.

Outside the Jewish community, the shift is even more dramatic, and has become far more partisan: Uncritical support for Israel is now overwhelmingly a Republican position. Among Democrats, particularly young Democrats, support for Israel has fallen dramatically; among Republicans, support for Israel’s far-right government is sky-high. The shift is particularly noticeable among Democrats of color, where recognition of the parallels between Israeli oppression of Palestinians and the legacies of Jim Crow segregation in the United States and apartheid in South Africa is rising rapidly.

U.S. policy, unfortunately, has not kept up with that changing discourse. But modest gains are evident even there. When nearly 60 members of the House and Senate openly skipped Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech when he came to lobby Congress to vote against President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, the sky didn’t fall. The snub to the Israeli prime minister was unprecedented, but no one lost their seat because of it. Rep. Betty McCollum’s bill to protect Palestinian children from Israel’s vicious military juvenile detention system (the only one in the world) now has 29 co-sponsors, and the sky still isn’t falling. Members of Congress are responding more frequently to Israeli assaults on Gaza and the killing of protesters, often because of powerful movements among their constituents. When Trump moved the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, the Israeli daily Ha’aretz acknowledged the divide: “While members of the Republican Party overwhelmingly expressed support for the move, Democrats were split between those who congratulated Trump for it and those who called it a dangerous and irresponsible action.”

That creates space for candidates and newly elected officials to respond to the growing portion of their constituencies that supports Palestinian rights. Over time, they must establish a rights-based policy. That means acknowledging that the quarter-century-long U.S.-orchestrated “peace process” based on the never-serious pursuit of a solution, has failed. Instead, left and progressive political leaders can advocate for a policy that turns over real control of diplomacy to the UN, ends support for Israeli apartheid and occupation, and instead supports a policy based on international law, human rights and equality for all, without privileging Jews or discriminating against non-Jews.

To progress from cautiously urging that Israel abide by international law, to issuing a full-scale call to end or at least reduce the $3.8 billion per year that Congress sends straight to the Israeli military, might take some time. In the meantime, progressive candidates must prioritize powerful statements condemning the massacre of unarmed protesters in Gaza and massive Israeli settlement expansion, demands for real accountability for Israeli violations of human rights and international law (including reducing U.S. support in response), and calls for an end to the longstanding U.S. protection that keeps Israel from being held accountable in the UN.

The right consistently accuses supporters of Palestinian rights of holding Israel to a double standard. Progressives in Congress should turn that claim around on them and insist that U.S. policy towards Israel—Washington’s closest ally in the region and the recipient of billions of dollars in military aid every year—hold Israel to exactly the same standards that we want the United States to apply to every other country: human rights, adherence to international law and equality for all.

Many supporters of the new crop of progressive candidates, and many activists in the movements they come out of, are supporters of the increasingly powerful, Palestinian-led BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) movement, that aims to bring non-violent economic pressure to bear on Israel until it ends its violations of international law. This movement deserves credit for helping to mainstream key demands—to end the siege of Gaza and the killing of protesters, to support investigations of Israeli violations by the International Criminal Court, to oppose Israel’s new “nation-state’ law—that should all be on lawmakers’ immediate agenda.

AFGHANISTAN: More than 100,000 Afghans and 2,000 U.S. troops have been killed in a U.S. war that has raged for almost 17 years. Not-Yet-President Trump called for withdrawal from Afghanistan, but within just a few months after taking office he agreed instead to send additional troops, even though earlier deployments of more than 100,000 U.S. troops (and thousands more coalition soldiers) could not win a military victory over the Taliban. Corruption in the U.S.-backed and -funded Afghan government remains sky-high, and in just the past three years, the Pentagon has lost track of how $3.1 billion of its Afghanistan funds were spent. About 15,000 US troops are still deployed, with no hope of a military victory for the United States.

Progressive members of Congress should demand a safe withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan, acting on the long-held recognition that military force simply won’t work to bring about the political solution all sides claim to want.

Several pending bills also would reclaim the centrality of Congress’ role in authorizing war in general and in Afghanistan in particular—including ending the 2001 AUMF. Funding for humanitarian aid, refugee support, and in the future compensation and reparations for the massive destruction the U.S.-led war has wrought across the country, should all be on Congress’ agenda, understanding that such funding will almost certainly fail while U.S. troops are deployed.

IRAN: With U.S. and Iranian military forces facing each other in Syria, the potential for an unintentional escalation is sky-high. Even a truly accidental clash between a few Iranian and U.S. troops, or an Iranian anti-aircraft system mistakenly locking on to a U.S. warplane plane even if it didn’t fire, could have catastrophic consequences without immediate military-to-military and quick political echelon discussions to defuse the crisis. And with tensions very high, those ties are not routinely available. Relations became very dangerous when Trump withdrew the United States from the multi-lateral nuclear deal in May. (At that time, a strong majority of people in the United States favored the deal, and less than one in three wanted to pull out of it.)

The United States continues to escalate threats against Iran. It is sponsoring a growing regional anti-Iran alliance, with Israel and Saudi Arabia now publicly allied and pushing strongly for military action. And Trump has surrounded himself with war-mongers for his top advisers, including John Bolton and Mike Pompeo, who have both supported regime change in Iran and urged military rather than diplomatic approaches to Iran.

Given all that, what progressive elected officials need to do is to keep fighting for diplomacy over war. That means challenging U.S. support for the anti-Iran alliance and opposing sanctions on Iran. It means developing direct ties with parliamentarians from the European and other signatories to the Iran nuclear deal, with the aim of collective opposition to new sanctions, re-legitimizing the nuclear deal in Washington and reestablishing diplomacy as the basis for U.S. relations with Iran.

It should also mean developing a congressional response to the weakening of international anti-nuclear norms caused by the pull-out from the Iran deal. That means not just supporting the nonproliferation goals of the Iran nuclear deal, but moving further towards real disarmament and ultimately the abolition of nuclear weapons. Progressives in and outside of Congress should make clear that nuclear nonproliferation (meaning no one else gets to have nukes) can’t work in the long run without nuclear disarmament (meaning that the existing nuclear weapons states have to give them up). That could start with a demand for full U.S. compliance with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which calls for negotiations leading to “nuclear disarmament, and on a treaty on general and complete disarmament.”

SYRIA: Progressive candidates and elected officials should support policies designed to end, not “win” the war. That means withdrawing troops, ceasing airstrikes and drone attacks, and calling for an arms embargo on all sides of the multiple proxy war. The civil war component of the multiple wars in Syria is winding down as the regime consolidates its control, but the sectarian, regional and global components of that war have not disappeared, so continuing a call for an arms embargo is still important. The first step is to permanently end the Pentagon’s and the CIA’s “arm and train” policies that have prolonged the war and empowered some of its most dangerous actors.

There will also need to be negotiations between the regional and global actors that have been waging their own wars in Syria, wars that have little to do with Syria itself, but with Syrians doing the bulk of the dying. That means support for the UN’s and other internationally-sponsored de-escalation efforts, and serious engagement with Russia towards a permanent ceasefire, as well as the arms embargo. U.S. policy should include absolute prohibitions on Washington’s regional allies—including Saudi Arabia and Turkey—sending U.S.-provided arms into Syria. And progressive supporters of diplomacy should also maintain pressure on the United States to back multi-lateral diplomatic processes organized by the UN and others—on humanitarian issues in Geneva, and political issues in Astana. Cutting the United States’ multi-billion dollar arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Jordan, Turkey and other U.S. allies involved in the Syrian wars would also lend legitimacy to U.S. efforts within those diplomatic processes to press Russia to stop providing arms to the Assad regime.

IRAQ: Congress has largely abrogated its responsibilities even as the 15-year war initiated by the United States continues. Progressive policymakers would do well to join the existing efforts to end—not replace, but cancel—the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force against Saddam Hussein's government in Iraq, and reopen congressional debate, with the goal of ending funding for war in Iraq once and for all. When President Obama withdrew the last troops from Iraq at the end of 2011, stating that “war in Iraq ends this month,” many assumed that the authorization ended as well. But it was never officially repealed and had no expiration date, and three years later Obama claimed that the then-12-year-old authorization justified the war against ISIS in Iraq. While Trump has relied primarily on the 2001 AUMF, the Iraq-specific authorization of 2002 remains in place and should be withdrawn. 

In the meantime, progressives in Congress should support many of the same policies for Iraq as for Syria: withdraw the troops and special forces, stop the assassination program that is the heart of Washington’s “counter-terrorism” campaign and cease sending arms. Congress should end funding to force the closure of the network of small “forward operating bases” and other U.S. military bases that may remain in U.S. hands in Iraq despite earlier agreements to turn them over to the Iraqi government. The U.S. must figure out new ways to provide financial compensation and support to the people whose country and society has been shredded by more than a dozen years of crippling U.S.-led economic sanctions bookended by two devastating wars (Desert Storm, starting in 1991, and the Iraq War, starting in 2003)—while somehow avoiding the further empowerment of corrupt and sectarian political and military leaders.

YEMEN AND SAUDI ARABIA: The ongoing Saudi-led war against Yemen reflects the most deadly front of Saudi Arabia’s competition with Iran for regional hegemony. The United States is providing indirect and direct support, including U.S. Air Force pilots providing in-air refueling so Saudi and UAE warplanes can bomb Yemen more efficiently, and Green Berets fighting alongside Saudi troops on the border, in what the New York Times called “a continuing escalation of America’s secret wars.”

The U.S.-backed Saudi war against Yemen has also created what the UN has declared the world’s most serious humanitarian crisis. Congress’ first action must be to immediately end all U.S. involvement in the war. Next, Congress must reject all approvals for arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE as long as they continue to bomb and blockade Yemen.

Ending these arms sales may be a serious challenge, given the power of the arms manufacturers’ lobby, Israel’s strong support of Saudi Arabia against Iran and the fact that Saudi Arabia remains the top U.S. arms customer. But recent efforts and relatively close votes in both the House and Senate, while not successful, indicate that challenging the longstanding process of providing the Saudis with whatever weapons they want may be closer to reality than anticipated. The House called the U.S. military involvement in the Saudi war in Yemen “unauthorized.” Reps. Ro Khanna, Marc Pocan and others have introduced numerous House bills in recent months aimed at reducing U.S. arms sales and involvement in the Saudi-led assault. In the Senate, a March resolution to end U.S. military involvement in the Yemen war failed by only 11 votes, a much narrower margin than anticipated. Progressive candidates and new members of Congress should support all those efforts, and move further with a call for ending the longstanding U.S. alliance with Saudi Arabia, especially military sales and support for the Saudi-Israeli partnership against Iran.

A QUICK GLANCE AT SOME OTHER POLICY QUESTIONS

NORTH KOREA: Progressive elected officials will need to support Trump’s diplomatic initiatives, challenging mainstream Democrats willing to abandon diplomacy because Trump supports it (however tactically or temporarily). Progressives will also need to condemn U.S. military provocations that undermine that same diplomacy, and build public and congressional support for the inter-Korean diplomatic moves already underway. That should include pushing for exemptions in the U.S.-imposed sanctions that would allow inter-Korean economic and other initiatives to go forward. Progressives in Congress can also play a major role in supporting people-to-people diplomacy with North Korea, and they can lead the way in replacing the current armistice with a peace treaty finally ending the Korean War.

AFRICA: Across the continent, there is an urgent need to reverse the militarization of foreign policy, including reducing the size, breadth of responsibilities and theater of operations of AFRICOM.  The wide-ranging but unauthorized and largely secretive special operations and other military actions across the continent violate not only international law, but U.S. domestic law as well.

LATIN AMERICA: In Latin America, there is an urgent need for a new anti-interventionist policy, not least to stop the current attempts to take advantage of serious domestic crises in Venezuela, Nicaragua and elsewhere. Progressives will need to challenge the U.S. economic and foreign policies that create refugees from Central America in particular (including the consequences of the U.S. wars of the 1980s), even while fighting to protect those migrants seeking safety in the United States as a result of those earlier policies. Regarding Mexico, Congress needs to fight for a U.S. position in trade negotiations that is not based on economic nationalism, but rather on making sure that Mexican workers and U.S. workers are both equally lifted up. Left policymakers will also have the chance to play a leading role in forging a new relationship with Mexico’s just-elected progressive President Lopez-Obrador. 

All of the areas where U.S. wars are or were underway, as well as places where U.S. economic and climate policies have helped create crises threatening people’s lives, also become areas from which migrants are forced to flee their homes. U.S. policymakers must acknowledge that U.S. policies are direct causes of the refugee crises that exist in and around the war zones and climate crisis zones of the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere—and that the refugees seeking asylum in Europe, and the far fewer trying to come to the United States, are a consequence of those policies. So progressive candidates and policymakers should support massive expansion of funding for these victims of war, including humanitarian support in their home regions and acceptance of far greater numbers of refugees into the United States. They must directly challenge the xenophobic policies of the Trump administration that include the Muslim Ban, the separation of children from their families at the border and the vast reduction in refugees accepted into this country. In Congress, that might include introducing bills to cut funding for ICE or eliminate the institution altogether.

Finally, progressive candidates and elected officials will need to continue to craft policy proposals that recognize what happens when the U.S. wars come home. This requires more voices in Congress challenging the military budget because it’s used to kill people abroad and because the money is needed for jobs, health care and education at home. It means challenging Islamophobia rising across the United States because of how it threatens Muslims in the United States and because it is used to build support for wars against predominantly Muslim countries. It means exposing—on the floor of the House and beyond—the fact that the Muslim bans targeted primarily countries the United States was bombing, sanctioning or stationing soldiers in. And it means being clear that protecting refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants has to include ending the wars that create refugees in the first place.

Certainly, we shouldn’t expect every progressive or even every socialist running for national office to become an instant expert on every complicated piece of U.S. foreign policy. And for those running for state and local office, there may seem to be even less urgency. But we’ve seen how the Poor People’s Campaign, with its inclusion of militarism and the war economy as one of its four central targets (along with racism, poverty and environmental destruction), has demonstrated to all of our movements the importance of—and a model for—including an anti-war focus within multi-issue state and local mobilizations. The Movement for Black Lives has created one of the strongest internationalist and anti-war platforms we’ve seen in years—including calls for cutting the military budget, supporting Palestinian rights, stopping the Global War on Terror and the so-called War on Drugs, ending the militarized U.S. interventions across Africa, and linking U.S. military and economic policies with the rise in Haitian and other—predominantly Black—immigration.

Immigrant rights activists are linking movements for sanctuary (and against ICE) with opposition to the wars that create refugees. Campaignsare underway to reject the training of U.S. police by Israeli police and military forces. Battles are being waged to get local law enforcement agencies to refuse Pentagon offers of weapons and equipment left over from U.S. wars in Afghanistan and elsewhere. These campaigns all play out at the local and state level.

So especially for those running for Congress, but really for all candidates at every political level and venue in this country, there is a clear need for a strong, principled position on at least a few key foreign policy issues. And the key to making that happen still lies with our movements.


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A recent study conducted by the industrial real estate firm CBRE, notes that the new tariffs targeted at high-tech Chinese goods–such as industrial robots, radio transmitters, aircraft parts, computer hardware and electric cars–and is designed to put economic pressure on Beijing’s “Made in China 2025” program.
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There are two related stories to discuss today, both on the subject of Intelligence. A word which, needless to say when referring to Washington, refers to "spying" instead of anything remotely like "smartness" or "proper brain function."

Specifically, President-elect Donald Trump has made it clear that he doesn't consider US intelligence agencies to be 100% reliable, especially when it comes to their consensus accusation that Vladimir Putin interfered with our election by disguising himself with a pair of Groucho glasses, then driving a schoolbus filled with Cossacks to various polling places in key electoral states.

But before Hope n' Change dives into the details of the "Russian hacking" story, let's look at Barack Obama's recent claim of advising Trump - strictly as a professional courtesy - that as President he should always trust the US intelligence community.

"There are going to be times," the miserable stain on the Oval Office said, "where the only way you can make a good decision is if you have confidence that the process is working, and the people that you put in charge are giving you their very best assessments."

Really, Barry? Is that how you've conducted your presidency? Not according to the Hope n' Change vault...






Let's review a few fun facts. As president, B. Hussein skipped the majority of his intelligence briefings including the one immediately following the debacle in Benghazi. Barry also had nothing but foreign policy failures, and repeatedly placed the blame on his intelligence agencies.

So why should Trump - or the rest of us - invest our trust in the intelligence agencies who failed to see the rise of Isis? Who missed nuclear weapons development by Iran during our negotiations? Who were unable to connect the dots preceding Putin's many successful aggressions - as well as those of China and North Korea.

These are the intelligence agencies whose keen insights helped bring about nightmare scenarios in Syria, Libya, and pretty much every other country which has mosques. Intelligence agencies which failed to flag September 11th as a potentially meaningful day for terrorists to attack in Benghazi.

Intelligence agencies which, at least according to the administration, found it "no big deal" that Hillary (as freaking Secretary of State) put all of our national secrets on an unguarded personal server just so she could dodge future Freedom of Information Act demands to see documents rightfully belonging to the American people.

All of which brings us back to the "Election hacking" story. The intelligence agencies have now offered up their (ahem) official report on this alleged election-changing, super-sophisticated act of cyber terror, and have found that (cue the shower-stabbing music from "Psycho") Vladimir Putin personally ordered a monumental campaign to undermine our election and put his personal buddy, Donald Trump, into office!

But there's one little problem. While the declassified report is happy to draw this apocalyptic conclusion, it offers virtually no proof. We're asked to accept this poppycock on sheer trust, which would be a lot easier if the Obama administration and intelligence agencies had even an iota of credibility anymore.

But let's look at a couple of important things the report says that we can agree with: there was no hacking or interference with any voting or vote-tallying machines, and the intelligence agencies do not assert that the alleged Russian campaign had any influence on voters or the election. Wow.

It is also noteworthy that the intelligence agencies were able to draw such detailed conclusions considering the DNC failed to cooperate with the investigation, and wouldn't grant the FBI access to their computers. And interestingly, the report fails to note that the sensitive emails eventually released by Wikileaks (again, without direct evidence of Russian involvement) weren't even obtained by "hacking," but rather by a simple "phishing" email sent to John Podesta, in which he revealed that his password (and the key to all of the DNC's documents) was..."password."

The report also states that Putin's evil plan to overthrow our election involved schemes like having Russian newscasts criticize Hillary Clinton more than Donald Trump. Which apparently made a huge impact on the many voters whose primary source of information was Russian newscasts.

We could go on and on (and already have!) but our point is this: thanks to the Obama administration our intelligence agencies no longer have a whit of credibility, nor does their preposterously politicized "Russian hacking" report.

Considering 8 years of wall-to-wall failures, it's not surprising that Americans have decided to turn their backs on alleged "Intelligence" in favor of Donald Trump's promise of common sense.


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New research reignites a row with scientists who want to reduce salt intake to near zero

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Oil tumbles on slowing Chinese demand, U.S.-China trade spatBy Stephanie Kelly NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices slid about 3 percent on Wednesday as a trade dispute between the United States and China escalated further and after Chinese import data showed a slowdown in energy demand. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell $2.23 to settle at $66.94 a barrel, a 3.22 percent loss. China is slapping additional tariffs of 25 percent on $16 billion worth of U.S. imports, from fuel and steel products to autos and medical equipment.



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          Chiến tranh thương mại Mỹ-Trung leo thang; Thuế 'ăn miếng trả miếng' của TQ lên 16 tỷ USD hàng Mỹ      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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mediaVới đậu tương nhập từ Mỹ, nhà máy Lương Hữu, Khúc Phụ, tỉnh Sơn Đông, Trung Quốc, tinh chế dầu thực phẩm. (Ảnh chụp ngày 04/07/2018)REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo
Sau khi Hoa Kỳ loan báo sẽ đánh thuế đợt hai ở mức 25% lên 16 tỉ đô la hàng Trung Quốc kể từ 23/8, hôm qua 08/08/2018, Bắc Kinh đã trả đũa ngay với việc áp đặt mức thuế tương đương, với cùng trị giá hàng và cùng một ngày áp dụng.



Từ Bắc Kinh, thông tín viên Heike Schmidt gởi về bài tường trình :
« Bắc Kinh vẫn trung thành với nguyên tắc ăn miếng trả miếng. Xe hơi, xe tải, than đá, khí đốt và xăng dầu, thậm chí kim loại phế liệu…tất cả là 333 mặt hàng sẽ bị đánh thuế 25% kể từ ngày 23/8.

Thêm một lần nữa phát ngôn viên bộ Thương Mại lại biện minh: Trung Quốc buộc lòng phải có biện pháp trả đũa để bảo vệ các quyền và lợi ích hợp pháp của mình, và đả kích các hành động hoàn toàn phi lý của Hoa Kỳ.
Nhưng nếu Bắc Kinh đánh trả từng đòn một, trên thực tế, hai nền kinh tế lớn nhất thế giới không chiến đấu với vũ khí tương xứng, và sự leo thang sắp tới sẽ đạt đến giới hạn. Bởi vì Trung Quốc nhập khẩu 130 tỉ đô la hàng Mỹ, trong khi Hoa Kỳ mua hàng của Trung Quốc gấp bốn lần.
Dù vậy báo chí Nhà nước vẫn nói rằng Trung Quốc chẳng việc gì phải lo ngại, đưa ra lý lẽ : tăng trưởng vẫn vững vàng vì tiêu thụ nội địa giờ đây tăng đến 58%, và không còn lệ thuộc vào Hoa Kỳ».
Hồi đầu tuần, Nhân Dân Nhật Báo mỉa mai ông Donald Trump đã tổ chức một « vụ đánh nhau trên đường phố », còn hôm nay China Daily viết rằng Hoa Kỳ chứng tỏ « lối suy nghĩ kiểu mafia » khi tiếp tục áp thuế hải quan lên hàng Trung Quốc.

Thuế 'ăn miếng trả miếng' của TQ lên 16 tỷ USD hàng Mỹ

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Bộ Thương mại Trung Quốc tuyên bố sẽ bắt đầu áp thuế nhập khẩu ở mức 25% lên 16 tỷ USD hàng hóa Mỹ.
Động thái đáp trả của Trung Quốc sẽ có hiệu lực từ ngày 23/8/2018, cùng ngày đợt áp thuế tiếp theo của Mỹ lên hàng Trung Quốc được thực hiện.
Tại một cuộc họp báo hôm 8/8, người phát ngôn Bộ Thương mại Trung Quốc phát biểu rằng việc Mỹ ưu tiên luật nội địa trên luật quốc tế "hết lần này tới lần khác" là "hoàn toàn vô lý", và Trung Quốc "buộc phải" có những biện pháp đáp trả cần thiết.
Một bài xã luận trên tờ Hoàn cầu Thời báo nhấn mạnh rằng Trung Quốc vẫn giữ thái độ "bình tĩnh và cương quyết" và "kiềm chế" và gọi cách hành xử hiện nay của Mỹ là "không thể bền vững".
Một bài báo khác cũng của tờ báo nhà nước này, bản tiếng Anh, thì viết ít có khả năng Mỹ sẽ thay đổi "chính sách diều hâu với Trung Quốc" hiện nay ngay cả nếu đảng Cộng hòa thua trong kỳ bầu cử giữa kỳ.
"Quan hệ song phương Trung - Mỹ ngày càng xấu đi sẽ là xu hướng lâu dài," bài báo viết.
Danh sách các mặt hàng Mỹ sẽ chịu thuế trong đợt áp thuế mới của Trung Quốc gồm than, dầu mỏ, hóa chất và một số thiết bị y tế.
Việt Nam và chiến tranh thương mại Trung Mỹ

Thuế quan của Mỹ lên hàng hóa Trung Quốc:
Tháng 3/2018, Mỹ bắt đầu áp thuế lên 3 tỷ USD hàng nhập từ Trung Quốc.
Từ tháng 7/2018, Mỹ áp thuế 25% lên 34 tỷ USD hàng hóa Trung Quốc.
Trong đợt 3, bắt đầu từ ngày 23/8/2018, thuế suất 25% sẽ được áp cho khoảng 16 tỷ USD hàng nhập khẩu từ Trung Quốc hàng năm, gồm khoảng 280 mặt hàng, gồm hóa chất và máy móc.
Mỹ cũng đang xem xét tiếp tục đánh thuế 10% lên thêm 200 tỷ USD hàng Trung Quốc từ tháng 9/2018.
Thậm chí, Tổng thống Donald Trump còn tuyên bố sẵn sàng áp thuế với tất cả hàng nhập khẩu của Mỹ từ Trung Quốc.
Thuế quan 'ăn miếng trả miếng' của Trung Quốc lên hàng hóa Mỹ:
Đầu tháng 4/2018, Trung Quốc trả đũa và áp thuế lên 3 tỷ USD hàng Mỹ.
Từ ngày 6/7/2018, Trung Quốc áp thuế 25% lên 34 tỷ USD hàng hóa Mỹ.
Từ ngày 23/8/2018, thuế suất 25% sẽ được áp lên 16 tỷ USD hàng hóa Mỹ.

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Trong bối cảnh cuộc chiến thương mại đang leo thang, Bắc Kinh tuyên bố có thặng dư thương mại 28,1 tỷ USD với Mỹ vào tháng 7/2018, chỉ thấp hơn mức thặng dư kỷ lục 28,9 tỷ USD vào tháng 6/2018. Mức này tăng 11% so với cùng kỳ năm trước.
Hồi tháng Một, Tổng thống Trump tuyên bố các biện pháp thuế lên hàng nhập từ Trung Quốc như một nỗ lực để đàm phán cái mà ông gọi là "các thỏa thuận thương mại song phương công bằng đưa việc làm và ngành công nghiệp trở lại đất Mỹ".
Cho tới giờ, cho dù hai bên có các biện pháp đánh thuế lên hàng của nhau, chỉ có khoảng 37 tỷ USD hàng hóa của hai nước thực sự bị ảnh hưởng.

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mediaNhà ga Bắc Đới Hà, tỉnh Hà Bắc, Trung Quốc.Ảnh : Wikipedia
Chiến tranh kinh tế Mỹ-Trung vừa khai màn với hàng loạt quyết định đánh thuế qua lại nhằm vào hàng trăm tỉ đô la hàng hóa. Các thông báo đơn phương tăng thuế ngày càng quyết liệt của Washington tác động ra sao đến chính quyền Tập Cận Bình ? Theo báo chí khu vực và quốc tế, có dấu hiệu cho thấy các đòn tấn công thương mại của Mỹ đang đe dọa uy thế của « lãnh tụ tối cao ». Hội nghị Bắc Đới Hà khai mạc với một số biểu hiện khác thường, trong giới trí thức bắt đầu có tiếng nói trực tiếp lên án chính sách độc tài của họ Tập.
Hội nghị Bắc Đới Hà (Beidaihe) - một kỳ hội họp không chính thức thường niên của các lãnh đạo chóp bu Trung Quốc, đang nắm quyền và đã về hưu - thường được coi là một sự kiện chính trị rất quan trọng. Bắc Đới Hà là tên gọi một địa điểm nghỉ mát bên bờ biển thuộc tỉnh Hà Bắc (Hebei), cách Bắc Kinh khoảng 300 cây số về phía đông. Hội nghị của giới chóp bu Trung Quốc thường diễn ra tại đây vào dịp cuối tháng Bảy và trong tháng Tám.

Năm nay, truyền thông chính thức Trung Quốc cho biết, ngày thứ Bảy tuần trước04/08/2018, 62 khách mời, gồm các chuyên gia, trí thức, đã đến Bắc Đới Hà, và được các lãnh đạo đảng đón tiếp. Điểm khác thường năm nay là người đón tiếp họ thuộc cấp bậc thấp hơn so với những năm trước. Cụ thể là phó thủ tướng Hồ Xuân Hoa (Hu Chunhua), một người không thuộc ban thường vụ Bộ Chính Trị đảng Cộng Sản Trung Quốc. Ủy viên thường vụ Bộ Chính Trị Vương Hỗ Ninh (Wang Huning) (1), người được coi là kế nhiệm cương vị phụ trách tư tưởng của đảng, đáng ra theo lệ phải có mặt, cũng không xuất hiện trong dịp này.
Theo các nhà quan sát, kể từ khi tìm cách thâu tóm toàn bộ quyền lực trong tay, ông Tập Cận Bình có xu hướng hạ thấp vai trò của dịp hội họp không chính thức này, nhưng rất có thể lần hội nghị này, ông Tập sẽ phải đối mặt với nhiều chỉ trích trong nội bộ, đặc biệt từ giới lãnh đạo về hưu, nhưng vẫn còn duy trì được ảnh hưởng. Nhiều nguồn tin cho biết, cho dù không ưa gì nhau, hai cựu tổng bí thư Giang Trạch Dân và Hồ Cẩm Đào đã thống nhất quan điểm. Hai ông Giang, Hồ cùng cựu thủ tướng Chu Dung Cơ tỏ ra không tin tưởng vào ban lãnh đạo hiện nay.
Bộ Chính Trị họp khẩn, Vương Nghị đột ngột thay đổi
Báo Nhật Nikkei Asean Review cho biết một cuộc họp Bộ Chính Trị bất thường của đảng Cộng Sản Trung Quốc được tổ chức ngay trước thềm hội nghị Bắc Đới Hà, để khẩn cấp bàn biện pháp đối phó với Mỹ, được ông Tập Cận Bình triệu tập chỉ hai ngày sau khi kết thúc vòng công du dài từ châu Phi trở về. Nikkei Asean Review ví thông báo của chính quyền Trump, sẽ tăng thuế từ 10% lên 25% đối với 200 tỉ đô la hàng hóa nhập khẩu từ Trung Quốc, ngay trước thềm hội nghị Bắc Đới Hà, như « một trái bom ». Cùng với mức thuế nghiệt ngã này, bộ Thương Mại Mỹ cũng thông báo đưa 44 doanh nghiệp Trung Quốc có liên quan đến quân sự, vào danh sách kiểm soát chặt.
Báo Nhật cũng ghi nhận phản ứng bất thường của ngoại trưởng Trung Quốc Vương Nghị (Wang Yi). Trong cuộc gặp đồng nhiệm Mỹ Mike Pompeo tại Singapore, bên lề Diễn Đàn An Ninh Khu Vực ngày 03/08, ngoại trưởng Trung Quốc tỏ thái độ mềm mỏng, khi khẳng định các bất đồng thương mại Mỹ-Trung cần được giải quyết thông qua thương lượng. Tuy nhiên, ít giờ sau, khi trở lại Bắc Kinh, sau khi bộ trưởng Thương Mại Trung Quốc tuyên bố đang chuẩn bị trả đũa với 60 tỉ đô la hàng Mỹ, thì ông Vương Nghị như trở thành một con người khác hẳn. Trả lời báo chí Trung Quốc, ông Vương tỏ ra hết sức cứng rắn : « Nếu Hoa Kỳ tấn công, chúng tôi sẽ không lùi bước ».
Sự thiếu thống nhất giữa các phát ngôn và sự thay đổi đột ngột nói trên dường như cho thấy chính quyền Bắc Kinh đang rất lúng túng trong việc tìm ra được một quan điểm nhất quán trong cuộc chiến thương mại với Mỹ, đang diễn biến khó lường.
Lãnh tụ không toàn năng, đối thủ trong đảng trỗi dậy
Xét trên nhiều mặt, quyền lực của ông Tập Cận Bình dường như trong hiện tại vững chắc hơn bao giờ hết.
Trong kỳ họp Quốc Hội tháng 3 vừa qua, ông Tập đã nhận được sự ủng hộ « tuyệt đối ». Tập Cận Bình vốn vừa là tổng bí thư, vừa là chủ tịch nước. Tư tưởng Tập Cận Bình được đưa vào điều lệ đảng, tức đặt ông Tập ngang hàng với Mao Trạch Đông. Hiến pháp Trung Quốc nay được sửa đổi, mở ra khả năng Tập Cận Bình nắm quyền đến mãn đời, sau khi thời hạn hai nhiệm kỳ chủ tịch theo lệ thường, kéo dài đến 2023 chấm dứt.
Tuy nhiên, trong cuộc chiến tranh thương mại với Mỹ vừa bùng lên, lãnh đạo tối cao Trung Quốc đang lâm vào thế bị động. Cho đến nay, kể từ sau cuộc hội kiến Trump -Tập, tháng 4/2027, chính quyền Bắc Kinh vẫn chủ trương tìm kiếm một quan hệ ổn định với Washington. Trong giới học giả Trung Quốc, nhiều người cho rằng hệ thống tuyên truyền của chế độ đã quá ngạo mạn, Bắc Kinh đánh giá quá thấp đối thủ, lẽ ra Tập Cận Bình phải chuẩn bị tốt hơn cho cuộc chiến thương mại với Washington. Sự lúng túng của chính quyền Tập Cận Bình để ngỏ cơ hội cho nhiều tiếng nói chỉ trích trong nội bộ.
Chính tại hội nghị Bắc Đới Hà, ông Tập Cận Bình sẽ phải đối mặt với những phê phán nhắm vào một vấn đề hệ trọng khác, đó là « nạn sùng bái cá nhân ». Đây cũng là điều mà về mặt nguyên tắc, bị cấm theo điều lệ đảng. Theo Nikkei, việc phe cánh ông Tập đưa tư tưởng Tập Cận Bình vào cương lĩnh của đảng và sau đó là việc Quốc Hội Trung Quốc bị đặt vào thế phải bỏ phiếu thông qua sửa đổi Hiến pháp, cho phép Tập Cận Bình nắm quyền mãn đời, với rất ít phản đối, đã không được thảo luận tại hội nghị Bắc Đới Hà vào năm trước.
Nhiều nhân vật cao cấp trong đảng, không thuộc phe ông Tập, cảm thấy bị loại trừ. Theo một đảng viên kỳ cựu ở Thượng Hải, « cho dù ông Tập chủ ý thâu tóm toàn bộ quyền lực, hay bị đẩy vào thế phải làm như vậy, do các áp lực từ phía đối thủ, thì rõ ràng vấn đề chính trị nội bộ của đảng Cộng Sản Trung Quốc đã trở thành đối tượng quan tâm của toàn thế giới ».
Nhiều nhà quan sát cho rằng việc ông Tập Cận Bình thâu tóm toàn bộ quyền lực, thậm chí không để ngỏ khả năng cho một người kế nhiệm thực sự xuất hiện, có thể là một thế mạnh, trong một xã hội « ổn định », nằm dưới sự điều khiển toàn diện của đảng. Thế nhưng, trong cuộc chiến thương mại căng thẳng với Hoa Kỳ hiện nay, vị thế lãnh đạo tối cao của Tập Cận Bình lại biến ông Tập thành một người dễ tổn thương, do những hệ quả khôn lường về kinh tế, mà chế độ cộng sản không tài nào kiểm soát hết.
Giáo sư luật : Chế độ Trung Quốc đang « toàn trị hóa »
Trước thềm hội nghị Bắc Đới Hà, công luận Trung Quốc đặc biệt chú ý đến tiếng nói chỉ trích của giáo sư luật Đại học Thanh Hoa, ông Hứa Chương Nhuận (Xu Zhangrun), trong một bài viết dài khoảng 10 nghìn chữ, được công bố ngày 24/07/2018 (2).
Trong bài viết với tựa đề « Những lo sợ và hy vọng của chúng tôi » (tạm dịch là « 8 nỗi sợ và 8 niềm hy vọng »), nhà luật học Trung Quốc đã phê phán một cách hệ thống chính sách của ông Tập Cận Bình, từ khi lên nắm quyền đến nay. Từ việc bóp nghẹt tự do ngôn luận, đàn áp trí thức, đoạn tuyệt với cải cách, chống tham nhũng nhưng không đụng đến các đặc quyền của đảng, cổ vũ thói sùng bái cá nhân lãnh đạo, cho đến chính sách đối ngoại gây hấn, thúc đẩy chiến tranh lạnh. Giáo sư Hứa Chương Nhuận cũng yêu cầu chính quyền Trung Quốc minh bạch về vụ thảm sát Thiên An Môn 1989.
Cho dù những điều luật gia Trung Quốc viết ra có thể không có gì mới mẻ với nhiều người, nhưng bài viết cô đúc và khẩn thiết của giáo sư Hứa Chương Nhuận như một tiếng sét, trong bầu không khí im ắng của giới trí thức Trung Quốc, sau một thời gian dài bị chính quyền đàn áp, truy bức.
Ghi chú
1. Theo Reuters, ông Vương Hỗ Ninh bị nhiều người trong đảng chỉ trích đã chủ trương lập trường dân tộc chủ nghĩa cực đoan, khiến quan hệ với Washington ngày càng căng thẳng. Xem thêm : « Kiến trúc sư của ‘‘tư tưởng Tập Cận Bình’’ bước ra sân khấu » (RFI, 26/10/2017).
2. Xem bài « 8 nỗi sợ và 8 niềm hy vọng », cùng bản dịch và chú giải bằng tiếng Anh của nhà Hán học Geremie R. Barmé, trên trang mạng chinaheritage.net.

          Tom Dwan conta porque não gosta de jogar mais de jogar torneios      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Tom “durrrr” Dwan explica sua preferência pelos torneios “short deck” que têm ganhado popularidade Tom Dwan já foi um dos maiores nomes do poker online, disputando potes milionários diariamente. Agora, “durrrr” se afastou dos holofotes e tem sido visto apenas nos cash games em Macau, na China, ou em poucos e seletos torneios. Em entrevista…

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          Silicon Valley gets queasy about Chinese money      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

BUYER’S remorse is often experienced in Silicon Valley by investors who plough money into risky startups only to see them fail. Some technology entrepreneurs are now suffering from seller’s remorse. They are those whose young companies have grown big in part thanks to Chinese financial backing, but now feel under scrutiny because of an escalating fight between the two tech superpowers.

One entrepreneur who took money from Danhua Capital, a Chinese venture-capital firm based near Stanford University, for example, only recently learned that the firm was established with help and funding from China’s government. “You’re going in blind. If there are issues down the line you may not know who you’re dealing with,” he laments.

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In coming days President Donald Trump is expected to sign into effect the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernisation Act (FIRRMA), which establishes more vigilant reviews of foreign investments into American companies,...


          Alibaba tweaks a controversial legal structure      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

IF YOU want to study how the legal title to assets worth many billions of dollars changes hands in China, then peer carefully at page 116 of Alibaba’s new annual report. The text is dense and you may have to put a cold towel on your head and read it several times. The gist is that the Chinese internet giant is reforming its legal structure, which uses a fragile and ingenious device known as a variable interest entity (VIE). Alibaba’s attempt to make its VIEs safer is to be welcomed and will be watched closely by China’s richest entrepreneurs, many of whom use them, too.

VIEs are ubiquitous, especially among the country’s internet firms, which have a total market capitalisation of over $1trn. The structure dates back to the early 2000s, when Chinese technology companies wanted to tap global capital markets in New York and Hong Kong and to set up international holding companies domiciled outside of mainland China. Yet their sensitive internet assets, such as licences, may not be owned...


          Teaching and Principal Jobs in China      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          【未翻译】简单5步优化你的网站图片      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


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          US to establish Space Force to prepare for ‘next battlefield’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Vice president Mike Pence said America had to ensure its dominance in space amid new threats from China and Russia.
          IPSC session 1      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Standard disclaimers apply: These are my summaries, not the presentations themselves. As usual, I have to skip a lot of interesting presentations and I try to attend things I haven’t seen, no matter how good the ones I have already seen/read drafts of are.

Session 1: Trademarks

Jason George (and Lisa Larrimore Ouellette), Trademarks as Innovation Incentives

Not saying that the goal is/should be innovation. SCt has said multiple times that TMs aren’t about promoting innovation or discovery; that’s patent/©.  We’re saying that this has made us overlook the effects of TM on innovation, which could be good or bad.  Survey evidence: many innovative firms don’t use patents at all. Pharma/chem aside, firms view first mover advantage as more important in appropriating returns from investment.  Not concerned about lines separating doctrines. TM is important in maintaining/extending first mover advantage and thus creates incentives.  Purple pill for Nexium=competitive advantage in the marketplace; the Swiffer, which used lots of existing inventions but appropriated returns through branding.

Economists are now using TM as innovation indicator—registrations correlate w/R&D spending, stock market value, and self-reported innovation as well as patent counts. There are caveats. TM registrations don’t mean 1-1 new product; could be a product new to the firm or the marketplace rather than new to the world, but that’s also true of patentàinnovative product. Also industry-dependent, but in some industries TM better correlates w/innovation than patent, for example in info services.

This doesn’t mean that more TM means more innovation.  TMs have costs to innovation, as w/patents.  Barriers to entry; higher prices to consumers. Overincentive—TMs can endure forever.

How do first movers exploit TMs?  At least three mechanisms: staking out the most effective marks—Beebe & Fromer on the marketing literature on the limited supply of “good” marks.  Causing chosen marks to become synonymous with the innovation—arguably Lyft is a better name for ridesharing, but Uber owns the category mentally.  Using the first mover period to develop brand loyalty, as w/name brand drugs after patent expiration.  Can work together: cronut is an apt name for the hybrid pastry, and it’s a registered TM though it’s arguably generic (and the registrant may not have been the inventor [which seems to be a problem for the theory, as does the Swiffer example]) and developed brand loyalty. [Isn’t this an incentive to create a thing called brand loyalty or goodwill, not the thing that we have historically called innovation?]  Shredded Wheat case goes to the link—protecting a name synonymous w/product has a similar effect as patent protection post-patent expiration. 

Complementarity b/t patents and TM in industries w/low turnover and need for differentiation b/c advertising spills over to similar products, like the pharma industry. [Maybe you need TM differentiation to preserve market share in pharma precisely because pharma depends on patent-type innovation, which is generally free for others to copy once the patent expires?]  But TM provide distinct benefits over patents: Cost. You don’t need anything to get TM protection but bring product to market, and registration is cheaper/faster than patent examination. TM cover more subjects than patent—anything that can be sold in the market.  Quick innovation cycles are poor fits for patent as w/software, but first mover advantage can be significant. Less robust protection than patents, but weaker protection over a longer period can achieve the same incentive w/less deadweight loss.

Any full economic analysis of given TM doctrine should take good & bad into account when trying to measure its effects on a particular industry.  Where doctrines give wiggle room: genericide, secondary meaning, functionality. Unclear if change is needed. Added complexity from trying to factor in may o/w possible efficiency gain but that’s different from believing that these effects don’t exist.

[Why not call this theory a theory about protection against point of sale confusion or maybe just against counterfeiting?  Current formulation seems to be imprecise in just the way that distorts full economic analysis.  Does dilution protection support first movers’ incentives?  Especially given the evidence about how most (non-pharma) firms don’t make internal distinctions b/t IP doctrines (see also Jessica Silbey’s work), it’s hard for me to understand how one would distinguish between “existence of some basic TM right” and “this particular aspect of the doctrine” in performing the economic analysis of a doctrine’s incentive effects.]

Q: this is about what TMs do to compete/bring a product to market, not innovation. What is it about TM law that is stimulation innovative activities as opposed to bringing a product to market? Also: Don’t really get how registration is an innovation indicator. From economic perspective there’s such a low cost that it’s not a great signal. Innovation correlates w/ a lot of stuff like not being starved.

A: Rewards a number of different activities, but mechanisms affect first mover advantage in a lot of ways.  One could argue that first mover advantage is the key thing, and TM extends that.  Causes TM to have more direct effect on innovation.  Also true that correlation isn’t causation.  Don’t rely on those studies.

Christian Helmers (with Carsten Fink, Andrea Fosfuri, and Amanda Myers​), Submarine Trademarks

iPhone mark originally filed in Trinidad & Tobago on paper March 2006, by a company called Ocean Telecom that eventually merged w/Apple.  Filed USPTO by Ocean Telecom Sept. 2006 for extension from T&T.  Official announcement by Apple Jan. 2007.  Released June 2007; merger w/Ocean Telecom Sept. 2007. This reflects the submarine strategy: public disclosure is strategically delayed by filing in a foreign jurisdiction w/o online publication and sometimes combined w/use of shell companies. That can then be used to get US priority when filed w/in 6 months under the Paris Convention.

Small but increasing number of mostly tech firms. Used PTO TM dataset to ID TMs 2002-2016 claiming priority from one of 6 jurisdictions that are Paris Convention but don’t publish online register. Also extracted non-submarine filings from companies that use the submarine strategy.  187 unique company names doing submarine filings. Also distinguish filed in own name/filed by shell company; our prediction is the upward trend of filings will continue to increase.  Apple, Google, Zynga, Mattel, T-Mobile, Cisco, Amazon, LG, Bethesda Softworks, Intel, Beats Electronics, Facebook, Instagrams, Nest Labs, Tivo.  Amazon stands out w/shell company filing strategy, but Apple has done it more numerically so far.  Strong trend: class 41, 42 (computer & entertainment services), goods class 9 (computers): usually filed in products & services.  Mattel stands out here as toy company, but has used the strategy for online characters.

Used Google Trends: are submarine TMs associated w/fewer online searches prior to official product announcement/release?  Answer: yes. iPad Air, for example, had zero search intensity until official announcement; the USPTO filing date was after the official product announcement. Compared to regular TMs: the regular marks have much higher search intensity before the announcement date.

Thus submarine TMs do seem to be associated w/more secrecy than regular TMs. More likely to use when TM/product is more valuable; competition for products/names is intense; company pursues a global branding strategy. Various metrics, including: Where you tend to have a lot of refusals and oppositions, companies are more likely to go submarine.  Madrid filing/Madrid filing in China (indicating a global strategy) is positively associated w/submarines b/c they’re worried about squatting in China.

Daniel Hemel (and Lisa Larrimore Ouellette), Governing the Semantic Commons

Semantic space is elastic, but not infinitely or effortlessly so. English speaking consumers can be trained to remember marks like Krasny Oktyabr, but it’s a cognitive stretch. Example: Hagen Dasz.  Tragedy of the semantic commons include costs of proximity: costs arising b/c marks are too close semantically to one another include consumer confusion, reduced incentives to innovate/invest in quality.  Distance also leads to confusion: medication with name too long for expanded Twitter count makes it hard to identify the medication or to figure out what’s the same/different—leads to greater reliance on gatekeepers and greater start-up search costs.  Compare: last French/Italian wine you drank—what was the mark, not the varietal? For non-connoisseurs, it’s hard to remember and we become reliant on people who restrict market access.

Trouble w/TM is not just that semantic space is limited, it’s also that almost any change to TM law that reduces the costs of distance will increase the cost of proximity, and vice versa.  This tradeoff is almost inevitable. Consider geog. limits on TM protection, or higher showing of secondary meaning before recognizing a descriptive term as a mark: that increases ability to approach the other use, but also risks confusion for the people who do cross over geog. lines or who do think there’s a single source.

3 possible escapes from the dilemma: propertization. TMs are relatively weak property rights; assignment in gross doctrine limits alienability/divisibility, making semantic space heavily zoned—you can’t just do whatever you want w/your property. We could remove the zoning and allow property owners to allocate regardless of actual consumer protection, so the single owner could decide, or not, to allow one user in California and one in Iowa, or one user in one category of beer and another user in another category. Demsetzian logic: trust the mark owner.  Trouble is the Merrill/Smith argument about slicing property.  Other marks lose information value when you do this.  You can’t then look at any TM and understand what it represents, and the property owner doesn’t take that externality into account when making decisions for its own benefit.

Could use Pigouvian tax, or subsidize firms that expand the semantic commons.  Target tax benefit for advertising to those who call their product “Smirnoff” instead of “Natural Light.” 

Alternative ID systems: government generated, like SSNs, or bar codes (privately generated) so that you don’t have to remember what you drank before and can just scan the bar code.  There is need for coordination, whether by gov’t or by private systems.  Some health systems use 10-digit identifiers and others use 11-digit, and not all transfer the 10 to 11 in the same way, which is a problem of semantic space but not generally thought of as a TM problem. 

Q: is propertization sensible given the confusion results?

A: We know that land is finite and we’ve still given strong property rights.


          Chinas Jugend streikt: Kaum jemand will mehr Kinder      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Sind sie nicht süß? Chinesische Kinder nehmen am 6. August an einem Wassermelonen-Wettessen in einem Kindergarten in der Provinz Hebei teil.

Das größte Volk der Welt altert rapide. Die Ein-Kind-Politik hat die Staatsführung schon abgeschafft. Nun richtet sie einen verzweifelten Appell an ihr Volk.


          China Ramps Up Military and Soft Power Links with Africa      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Diplomatic Courier posted on 9 July 2018 a commentary titled "China's Presence in Africa Comes with a New Edge" by Uju Okoye.

The author argues that China is expanding its engagement in Africa to bolster military relations and pursue subtler, soft-power strategies as the United States retreats from the continent.
          Nigeria Begins Using China's Yuan As Reserve Currency      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Quartz Africa published on 2 August 2018 an article titled "Nigeria Has Taken Its First Steps in Adopting China's Yuan As a Reserve Currency" by Yomi Kazeem.

Nigeria has begun selling Chinese yuan to local traders and businesses as an alternative trading currency in order to avoid the hassle of first converting to US dollars.
          A US Response to China's Infrastructure Construction in Africa?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
CNBC posted on 2 August 2018 a story titled "Wilbur Ross and Chris Coons: China Is 'Pouring Money into Africa.' Here's How the US Can Level the Playing Field." Wilbur Ross is the US Secretary of Commerce and Chris Coons is a Democratic Senator from Delaware.

The two officials agree that the US must do more to present America's African partners with better alternatives to state-led economic models, which are promoted by countries like China, so Africa can assume its rightful place in the global economy. Consequently, they are urging passage of the "Better Utilization of Investment Leading to Development Act of 2018" that would reform and modernize government development finance by establishing the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation. The new organization would consolidate the existing Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and USAID's Development Credit Authority (DCA).

While this proposal is a step in the right direction, it is important to put it in perspective. In 2017, OPIC and DCA together obligated $46 million globally to support loans and loan guarantees. The President's 2019 budget request for the proposed new consolidated corporation is $94 million. Compared to the billions of dollars that China makes available to support loans and loan guarantees, this is a rounding error. It will not level the playing field.
          China-Africa Course Syllabus for Fall 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Attached is the syllabus for an undergraduate course on China-Africa relations taught in the fall of 2018 in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.
          China-Africa Bibliography      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
My China-Africa Bibliography has been updated as of 1 August 2018. It covers all aspects of the China-Africa relationship and includes in depth material on China's relations with individual African countries. It contains 265 pages.
          Africa and China: Industrialization, Agricultural Reform or Export of Natural Resources?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Washington Post Monkey Cage published on 24 July 2018 an article titled "Xi Jinping Is Visiting Africa This Week. Here's Why China Is Such a Popular Development Partner" by Deborah Brautigam, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

Commenting on Xi Jinping's recent visit to Rwanda, Senegal, and Mauritius, the author explains that China is gaining popularity in Africa by supporting industrialization, which is the top priority of many African leaders.

The East African published on 1 August 2018 an interview with Holger A. Kray, agricultural economist at the World Bank, titled "Is East African Agriculture at Risk of Playing Second Fiddle to Oil Wealth?"

While the interview does not deal with China or industrialization, it makes the point that in several East African countries the economic policy focus should be on commercialization of agriculture rather than a reliance on the export of oil. The key challenge for Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan, says Kray, is how to support the agricultural sector to take advantage of the shift in consumer behavior and consumer demand globally towards higher quality agricultural products.

My point is that there is no single prescription for economic success in Africa's 54 countries. Some combination of industrialization, agricultural reform, resource extraction, and enhancement of the service sector is required. My concern is that the current emphasis by many African leaders, supported by China, to focus on industrialization will have disappointing results. A small number of African countries may be ready to shift significantly into industrialization; most are not. Most would be well advised at this stage of development to focus their energy on the improvement of agriculture, including policy reform.
          Tiene 67 años, está embarazada de gemelos y se niega a abortar pese al riesgo que corre      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Los médicos le recomendaron interrumpir la gestación por el bien de su salud. De dar a luz, sería la mujer de más edad en hacerlo en China. Una mujer china de 67 años embarazada de gemelos ha rechazado el consejo de los médicos que le recomendaba abortar y asegura estar decidida a llevar a término […]
          China’s coal hub Shanxi plans voluntary winter smog curbs to 2020      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
China’s major coal mining hub, Shanxi province, plans to curb industrial manufacturing output voluntarily during the next three winters as part of its 2018-2020 anti-pollution crackdown. The move is the latest by local authorities in China seeking to step up action to protect the environment by reducing pollution, a key policy goal mandated by the […]
          875 alumnos viajarán al extranjero      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

875 alumnos viajarán al extranjero


Teotihuacán en Línea. Toluca. Funcionarios de la Secretaría de Educación del Estado de México informaron que, como parte del programa de Desarrollo Social Familias Fuertes con Beca de Excelencia, vertiente Becarios de Excelencia, que ofrece el Gobierno del Estado de México, 875 estudiantes mexiquenses de educación superior viajarán al extranjero, de forma gradual, con el propósito de enriquecer su formación profesional mediante la adquisición de nuevos conocimientos e intercambio de experiencias internacionales en alguna de las 32 universidades de veinte países que forman parte de este programa académico.
El programa de Becarios y Becarias de Excelencia está dirigido a estudiantes universitarios que tengan un promedio general acumulado desde el inicio de su formación profesional, de 9.0 (nueve punto cero) para carreras de Ingeniería, Ciencias (Química, Física y Matemáticas), y Ciencias de la Salud, y de 9.5 (nueve punto cinco) para las demás carreras, incluyendo las Ingenierías con perfil económico administrativo.

Los estudiantes que cumplan los requisitos para la obtención de esta beca, podrán viajar, así como Elisa, a uno de los veinte países que forman parte de este programa para este 2018: España, Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Perú, Cuba, Corea del Sur, China, Austria, Alemania, Bélgica, Italia, Malasia, Canadá, Rusia, Inglaterra, Irlanda, Brasil y Estados Unidos

          China Retaliates; New Tariffs Hit U.S. Auto Exports, Jobs      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The auto industry is at Ground Zero in the US and China trade war. The Chinese retaliated against the Trump Admin's latest moves by, among other things, adding 25% more tariffs on US-made autos. That could hit manufacturers including Ford, GM and BMW hard - costing production and US jobs, reports TheDetroitBureau.com.
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          Dianne Feinstein Was An "Easy Mark" For China's Spy: Sperry      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Dianne Feinstein - vice chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a ranking member on the Senate Intel Committee, was an "easy mark" for the Chinese spy who operated within her inner-circle for two decades, reports journalist Paul Sperry in the New York Post.

A Chinese-American who doubled as both an office staffer and Feinstein’s personal driver, the agent reportedly was handled by officials based out of the People’s Republic of China’s consulate in San Francisco, which Feinstein helped set up when she was mayor of that city. He even attended consulate functions for the senator. -New York Post

According to Feinstein, the staffer was fired "immediately" after the FBI warned her five years ago that Chinese intelligence had infiltrated her office. Feinstein claims he had "no access to sensitive information" and that he was never charged with espionage. 

That said - FBI officials warned Feinstein in June of 1996, after the staffer began working for her, that the agency had detected efforts by the Chinese government to seek favor with the Senator - possibly in the form of illegal and laundered campaign contributions. Feinstein was on the East Asian and Pacific affairs subcommittee of the Foreign Relations Committee at the time. 

That warning was right on the money, notes Sperry: 

One Chinese bagman, Nanping-born John Huang, showed up at Feinstein’s San Francisco home for a fundraising dinner with a Beijing official tied to the People’s Bank of China and the Communist Party Committee. As a foreign national, the official wasn’t legally qualified to make the $50,000-a-plate donation to dine at the banquet.

After a Justice Department task force investigated widespread illegal fundraising during the 1996 Clinton re-election campaign, Feinstein returned more than $12,000 in contributions from donors associated with Huang, who was later convicted of campaign-finance fraud along with other Beijing bagmen. The DNC and the Clinton campaign had to return millions in ill-gotten cash. -New York Post

Despite the jig being up, Beijing still received an extension of its favored trade status, "thanks in part to Feinstein," who in turn embarked on a campaign to minimize China's human rights abuses - for example equating Beijing's 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre to the 1970 Kent State shootings in terms of both nations "charting the evolution of human rights in both countries over the last 20 to 30 years," that "would point out the successes and failures — both Tiananmen Square and Kent State — and make recommendations for goals for the future."

Feinstein was also key in bringing China into the World Trade Organization in 1999 - giving Beijing a permanent normal trade relations status, as well as removing Congress's mandate to review human rights abuses and weapons-proliferation records

According to Sperry, Feinstein still travels to China every year with her multi-milionaire husband, Richard C. Blum, who appears to have benefitted enormously from the relationship. 

Starting in 1996, as China was aggressively currying favor with his wife, Blum was able to take large stakes in Chinese state-run steel and food companies, and has brokered over $100 million in deals in China since then — with the help of partners who sit on the boards of Chinese military front companies like COSCO and CITIC. -New York Post

 No wonder she's one of the richest members in Congress! 


          Bankrupt America: A Fragile Nation Grappling With Unprecedented Debt Problems      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

America, you officially have a debt problem, and I am not just talking about the national debt. 

Consumer bankruptcies are surging, corporate debt has doubled since the last financial crisis, state and local government debt loads have never been higher, and the federal government has been adding more than a trillion dollars a year to the federal debt ever since Barack Obama entered the White House. 

We have been on the greatest debt binge in human history, and it has enabled us to enjoy our ridiculously high standard of living for far longer than we deserved.  Many of us have been sounding the alarm about our debt problem for a very long time, but now even the mainstream news is freaking out about it.  I have a feeling that they just want something else to hammer President Trump over the head with, but they are actually speaking the truth when they say that we are facing an unprecedented debt crisis.

For example, the New York Times just published a piece that discussed the fact that the bankruptcy rate among retirees is about three times higher than it was in 1991…

For a rapidly growing share of older Americans, traditional ideas about life in retirement are being upended by a dismal reality: bankruptcy.

The signs of potential trouble — vanishing pensions, soaring medical expenses, inadequate savings — have been building for years. Now, new research sheds light on the scope of the problem: The rate of people 65 and older filing for bankruptcy is three times what it was in 1991, the study found, and the same group accounts for a far greater share of all filers.

Infographic: Bankruptcy Surging Among Older Americans | Statista

You will find more infographics at Statista

Overall, Baby Boomers are doing a whole lot better financially than the generations coming after them, and so this is very troubling news.

And here is another very troubling fact from that same article

Not only are more older people seeking relief through bankruptcy, but they also represent a widening slice of all filers: 12.2 percent of filers are now 65 or older, up from 2.1 percent in 1991.

The jump is so pronounced, the study says, that the aging of the baby boom generation cannot explain it.

Of course it isn’t just Baby Boomers that are drowning in debt.

Collectively, U.S. households are 13.15 trillion dollars in debt, which is the highest level in American history.

All over the nation, companies are also going bankrupt at a staggering pace.  This week we learned that the biggest mattress retailer in the entire country “Is considering a potential bankruptcy filing”

Mattress Firm Inc, the largest U.S. mattress retailer, is considering a potential bankruptcy filing as it seeks ways to get out of costly store leases and shut some of its 3,000 locations that are losing money, people familiar with the matter said.

Mattress Firm’s deliberations offer the latest example of a U.S. brick-and-mortar retailer struggling financially amid competition from e-commerce firms such as Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O).

We have seen retailer after retailer go down, and it is being projected that this will be the worst year for retail store closings ever.

But it isn’t just retailers that are hurting.  Yesterday, I came across an article about a television manufacturer in South Carolina that just had to lay off “94 percent of their workforce”

A TV manufacturer based in South Carolina have blamed Trump’s trade tariffs for laying off 94 percent of their workforce.

Element Electronics now has just eight employees in their company after letting 126 members of staff go.

They said the tariffs imposed on goods from China mean they can no longer buy essential components for their TVs.

During this next economic downturn, I believe that we are going to see the biggest wave of corporate bankruptcies that this country has ever seen.

State and local governments don’t go bankrupt, but they are drowning in debt as well.  State and local government debt has ballooned to the highest levels on record in recent years, and one of the big reasons for this is because we are facing a coming pension crisis that threatens to absolutely overwhelm us

Many cities and states can no longer afford the unsustainable retirement promises made to millions of public workers over many years. By one estimate they are short $5 trillion, an amount that is roughly equal to the output of the world’s third-largest economy.

Certain pension funds face the prospect of insolvency unless governments increase taxes, divert funds or persuade workers to relinquish money they are owed. It is increasingly likely that retirees, as well as new workers, will be forced to take deeper benefit cuts.

Meanwhile, the federal government continues to engage in incredibly reckless financial behavior.  When Barack Obama was elected, we were 10 trillion dollars in debt, and now we are 21 trillion dollars in debt.

What that means is that we have been adding more than a trillion dollars to the national debt per year since 2008, and we continue to steal more than 100 million dollars every single hour of every single day from future generations of Americans.

And even though the Republicans have been in control in Washington, very few of our leaders seem to want to alter the trajectory that we are on.  But if something is not done, absolute disaster is a certainty.  At this point, it is being projected that our debt will reach 30 trillion dollars by 2028 if we stay on this current path.  It would be difficult to overstate the grave danger that we are facing, but nothing is being done to turn things around.  Here are some more projections from the Congressional Budget Office

In 2022, the Highway Trust Fund will run out of full funding. In 2026, the Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund follows. In 2032, the Social Security trust fund surpluses run dry, and all beneficiaries regardless of age or income level will face a 21 percent across-the-board benefit cut. Before 2030, we could have trillion-dollar annual interest payments. Interest rates have been low until now, but that is changing. As rates go up, we have to pay more on new debt and on all accumulated debt.

The amount we pay in interest on the debt is set to triple over the next ten years. But if interest rates rise just 1 point higher than expected, the government will owe an extra $1.9 trillion over 10 years.

On top of everything else, everyone else around the world has been on a massive debt binge as well.

Total global debt is well above 200 trillion dollars, and it has nearly quadrupled over the past 17 years.

Are you starting to understand why they call this a “debt bubble”?

Unfortunately, all debt bubbles must burst eventually, and the one that we are in right now is definitely on borrowed time.


          Güney Kore'de aşırı sıcaklar 42 can aldı      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Güney Kore'de aşırı sıcaklar nedeniyle 42 kişi hayatını kaybetti. South China Morning Post" gazetesindeki habere göre, ...
          Em Feira de Santana-BA PF e Receita Federal apreendem milhares de óculos de grife.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Aproximadamente um milhão de óculos com marcas de grifes famosas foram apreendidos na manhã desta quinta-feira (9), em duas residências do condomínio Parque das Orquídeas, no Vila Olímpia, em Feira de Santana. A apreensão ocorreu durante uma operação da Polícia Federal em conjunto com a Receita federal, em cumprimento a um mandado de busca e apreensão.

Foi necessário um caminhão da Polícia Federal para transportar toda a mercadoria, que segundo a investigação, estava sendo revendida de forma irregular. Em todos os cômodos e nas áreas externas foram encontradas estantes com óculos de diversas marcas e tipos escuros, de grau e infantil.Conforme informou a PF, as duas residências fiscalizadas pertencem a um chinês, que não teve o nome divulgado, e os imóveis estariam sendo utilizados como depósito de óculos escuros, de grau e infantil e de vários modelos, todos importados. O proprietário da mercadoria deve responder pelo crime de descaminho. [Fonte Acorda Cidade]











          Red capes and Pooh: fiction as a source of symbols of dissent (Anne Rooney)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The costume of the Handmaids in Margaret Atwood's Handmaid's Tale has been adopted by women around the world protesting against oppression of women and repression of reproductive rights. It's clever. The costume is a symbol, but one that can't easily be suppressed. A woman can't be arrested for wearing a red cape, yet she doesn't need to say anything to make her point. From a writer's point of view it's fascinating. A story — a work of speculative fiction (scifi if you like) is so embedded in the cultural pysche that its entire ethos can be referenced and drawn on in support of a cause, just by wearing a coloured cape.

Literature as a tool of dissent has a long history. We've all referred to Big Brother (of 1984 fame, not dumb TV show), Animal Farm and Brave New World. But none of these has a visual icon that allows the reference to be carried out silently and, effectively, irrepressibly. But maybe the wordless reference it's taking off. China has been suppressing images of Winnie the Pooh and the latest Disney Pooh film has been denied release there because Pooh has been adopted as a symbol of dissent. Or at least a way of making fun of the leader Xi Jinping. Are there any more visual symbols of dissent taken from popular literature?

It's another reason, I suppose, for governments to disinvest in 'proper' education. But the rise of the Handmaid and Pooh both come from the filmed versions. Can't see any government managing to suppress Netflix...

Anne Rooney


          Ticking Time Bomb? Scientists Reveal 10 Countries That Could Soon Die Out      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The US, China, Spain, South Korea and others are facing the same problem of the decreasing population.
          New Pentagon Report Names Russia, China as Threats to US Space Capabilities      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A new space report by the Pentagon has named Russia and China as key threats to US space capabilities, according to a document released on Thursday.
          Comment on The Freedom Life: July 2018 by Hilary Hancock      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
I know you were kind of joking but if you do hire an online assistant I'd love to apply! I love your blog and it's been really helpful with planning my upcoming trip to China!
          Tariffs hurt California farmers. Trump’s aid package won’t make it much better      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
You can hardly blame California’s farmers, growers and vintners for feeling like pawns in President Donald Trump’s reckless and self-destructive trade war. His tit-for-tat tariffs with China are already hurting … Click to Continue »
          China hints at three-child policy with 'happy family' stamps      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Speculation is mounting in China that the country is set to further relax its two-child policy and allow people to have more children. Postage stamps unveiled earlier this week to mark the incoming Year of the Pig in February 2019 have led many...
          Salt not as damaging to health as previously thought, says study      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Salt may not be as damaging to health as is usually claimed, according to a controversial new study which suggests campaigns to persuade people to cut down may only be worthwhile in countries with very high sodium consumption, such as China. The...
          First IAIS Emerging Market Committee Meeting Is Held by China’s Vice Regulatory Head      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The International Association of Insurance Supervisors has held the first meeting for its emerging markets committee, according to a statement from the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory ...
          China’s Regulator Issues Guideline to Combat Illegal Activities      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission has issued a guideline to strengthen supervision of banking and insurance companies against any illegal activities, according to a statement from ...
          Root out ragwort!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A sea of bright yellow flowers in a sun- drenched meadow… what could be more idyllic? Sadly, all that glisters…
          Nasdaq posts longest winning streak since October as Amazon hits record high - CNBC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Nasdaq posts longest winning streak since October as Amazon hits record high
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The Nasdaq Composite rose slightly on Thursday, lifted by gains in Amazon and Apple, to notch its longest winning streak in nearly a year. The tech-heavy index gained 0.04 percent to close at 7,891.78 as Amazon rose 0.6 percent to an all-time high ...
S&P 500, Dow End Lower With Energy, Financials; Tesla FallsNew York Times
Nasdaq up for eighth straight session, dollar at one-year highFinancial Times
US stocks edge higher at open; S&P 500 within hair's breadth from recordMarketWatch

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          Doom Patrol: Joivan Wade sarà Cyborg nella serie tv      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Joivan Wade (La prima Notte del Giudizio) è entrato a far parte del cast della serie tv Doom Patrol nel ruolo di Victor Stone, alias Cyborg. Di seguito la descrizione ufficiale del personaggio: “Vic Stone è l’affascinante e sarcastico supereroe metà uomo e metà macchina noto come Cyborg. Vic può connettersi a tutti i computer […]

L'articolo Doom Patrol: Joivan Wade sarà Cyborg nella serie tv proviene da Videogiochi, Fumetti, Cinema, Serie TV, Tech, Eventi | NerdPlanet.it.


          China's Regional Growth Divergence Adds to Debt Policy Dilemma      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          ...and the KMT marches on      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The KMT is having a competition to select a mascot for the party. The number one choice of netizens is this chicken.... (Hong Kong Free Press)
“Since the KMT mascot design competition stresses on freshness and energy, I picked a chicken as the design which symbolises youthful spirit,” the description for the proposed mascot said. “But I wanted to make him funnier and younger, so I decided to make it a person wearing a chicken costume, running with full spirit, to symbolise KMT leading Taiwan forward.”
Alas, the netizens count only 20% in the choice. But the desire to pick a mascot reflects the need of the KMT to appear youthful. It also reflects a cultural preference: just as in the US power is masked by politeness (Please exit to the left, Thank you for not littering), in Taiwan it is masked by cute. 

Up in Taipei KMT Mayoral candidate Ting Shou-chung decided this week that beating Ko wasn't difficult enough already, and decided to handicap himself with some silly remarks...
"因為我們與中國同文、同種、同血緣」,同時指出兩岸本來就是一家人,台灣若要與中國大陸雙方對抗根本沒有道理可言."
Essentially: since Taiwanese and Chinese have the same culture, race, and blood, and the people on both sides of the Strait are one family, Taiwanese fighting Chinese is irrational. He also said that if he were elected, he would not permit the sons and daughters of Taiwan to fight China for Taiwan independence.

Ting's bog-standard mainlander thinking shows exactly why Ma Ying-jeou got elected and why Ting probably won't. When Ma ran for office he gritted his teeth and said he was Taiwanese during the run up to each election. Though Ma stuck with the standard mainlander line that Taiwanese were Chinese, he conceded that they were a recognizable subculture. Ma attempted to find a space between the demands of the Church of the Mainlander Identity and the urgent need to get elected.

But Ting, mainlander to the core, insists on regurgitating the whole catechism. If any Deep Green DPPers were still giving him protest votes because they dislike Ko, they will probably reconsider. Ting more or less announced that he was of a different culture than most of the voters.

Smart move.

As I have noted, the KMT has once again filled the campaign slots with machine politicians and mainlanders. Mainlanders are running for the mayors of Taichung, Taipei, and Taoyuan, and mainlander elites are still running the party. The Taiwanization of the KMT still hasn't happened...

It's still your daddy's KMT...
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          Які смартфони Huawei першими оновляться до Android 9.0 Pie      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Компанія Huawei розпочала розповсюдження фінальної бета-версії Android 9.0 Pie для кількох своїх пристроїв. Зокрема, виробник оголосив 4 моделі смартфонів, які найближчим часом отримають свіжу операційну систему.

Про це повідомляє GizChina із посиланням на власні джерела.

Першими смартфонами Huawei, які отримають фінальну версію Android 9.0 Pie стануть Huawei Mate 10 Pro, Huawei P20, Honor 10 та Honor V10. Тестування проходить в закритому режимі за участю строго обмеженої кількості користувачів, але незабаром має набути статусу публічного.

Android 9.0 Pie привносить в роботу сумісних пристроїв ряд корисних нововведень і поліпшень. До їх числа належить "розумний" режим управління живленням і яскравістю дисплея, нативна підтримка виїмок в дисплеї, вдосконалене меню багатозадачності, жести упрвління, а також збільшена швидкість роботи інтерфейсу і відкриття додатків.

Огляд основних переваг Android 9.0 Pie – дивіться відео

З огляду на, що Huawei вирішила взяти участь в бета-тестуванні Android P, є всі підстави вважати, що компанія випустить стабільну збірку оновлення вже цієї осені. Це значний прогрес для вендора, оскільки раніше він вважав за краще не поспішати з переходом на нову версію операційної системи, відкладаючи цю процедуру до останнього.

Більше новин, що стосуються подій зі світу технологій, ґаджетів, штучного інтелекту, а також космосу читайте у розділі Техно


          WeWork is getting a lot bigger, but so are its losses      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

WeWork saw its revenue, losses and membership grow substantially in the second quarter of 2018, according to an investor presentation provided by the company. It also disclosed that it has struck a large new investment agreement with SoftBank.

Bottom line: The co-working company continues to move toward a 2019 IPO.


Financials

Revenue: Q2 revenue was $422 million, of which $368 million came via membership fees, versus $342 million in Q1 revenue and $198 million in Q2 2017 revenue.

Losses: Net loss was $723 million for the first half of 2018, versus $154 million in the first half of 2017. Adjusted EBITDA was negative $141 million, versus $63 million for the first half of 2017.

  • The big drivers included increased expenses for sales and marketing, market expansion and asset depreciation.

Unit economics: WeWork created a novel metric called "community-adjusted EBITDA," which more than doubled year-over-year to $107 million.

Data: WeWork; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

Membership

Total memberships more than doubled in the past year, now coming in at 268,000.

  • That's a 22% increase between the end of March and the end of June, which is an acceleration from a 18% growth rate for the prior quarter.
  • Around 25% of WeWork members are now enterprise customers for companies like Amazon, General Electric, J.P. Morgan and Pepsi. This matters because enterprise clients have lower churn than traditional ones.
  • Total occupancy climbed quarter-over-quarter from 82% to 84%. That latter figure includes 81% for new locations and 90% for "mature" locations that have been open for at least 18 months.

WeWork added 53 locations in Q2, and now has 287 locations in 77 cities in 23 countries.

Deals

WeWork has signed a complex investment agreement with existing investor SoftBank.

  • SoftBank, by the end of August, will lead at least $1 billion in convertible preferred financing, which is subordinated to the bonds WeWork sold earlier this year. It comes with PIK interest of 2.8%, which won't kick in until after the first year.
  • WeWork also may raise at least another $1 billion through an associated deal in which SoftBank would participate, but not lead. That transaction, if it happens, comes with a minimum conversion valuation of $42 billion (unless there is an IPO).
  • The company acquired two general contracting firms as well, one in New York and one in London.

Balance Sheet

WeWork had $1.9 billion of cash on hand through the end of June, which is down from the $2.2 billion it had at the time of its bond offering.

  • Neither of those figures include around $600 million committed, but not yet wired, by SoftBank from an earlier transaction.
  • They also don't include $500 million raised in July for WeWork China, nor the new convertible note financing.

          Department Press Briefings : Department Press Briefing - August 9, 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Heather Nauert
Spokesperson
Department Press Briefing
Washington, DC
August 9, 2018



Index for Today's Briefing
  • INDONESIA
  • DEPARTMENT
  • ZIMBABWE
  • YEMEN
  • IRAQ
  • TURKEY
  • ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS
  • RUSSIA
  • NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA
  • CHINA

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    MS NAUERT: Hi, everybody. How are you today? And why are so many of you showing up on an August afternoon? You’re supposed to all be on vacation or something, but I notice a few empty seats. But Gardiner’s back from vacation. Gardiner, welcome.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    MS NAUERT: How’ve you been?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    MS NAUERT: Good. A couple announcements to start before we get started with your questions today.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    First, I would like to express our condolences to the victims of the recent earthquakes and also the aftershocks in Indonesia. The United States has experts and partner organizations on the ground. We’re consulting with the Government of Indonesia at this time. We’re closely monitoring the situation, and we stand ready to provide additional aid to the Government of Indonesia. Our U.S. consulate personnel are assisting affected U.S. citizens. At this time, we do not have any reports of U.S. citizen casualties associated with the earthquakes. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Indonesian people. As many of you know, we were recently on the ground in Indonesia and had some terrific meetings with government officials there.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Next, I have some staffing news to bring you now. And I’m really excited about this one, because it affects our Bureau of Public Affairs and specifically the folks that you will working with. Today I’d like to announce that Robert Palladino will be joining our press team as the State Department’s deputy spokesperson. Robert is a career Foreign Service officer and I believe known well to some of you or perhaps many of you.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Over the past year, Robert has served as director of press and acting National Security Council spokesperson. In that role he’s helped to prepare Sarah Sanders for her briefings at the White House. He was also a spokesperson to the White House press corps and worked as NSC communications lead for both Asia and Europe. Robert’s Foreign Service career has included postings in Washington, where he worked for our Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and the Office of the Under Secretary for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy, and also on Capitol Hill. Overseas, he’s worked in Milan, Italy; Guangzhou, China; and also Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Prior to joining the State Department, he practiced law in Asia and Europe in the Army JAG Corps. His service included deployment to Rwanda. He is a graduate of Notre Dame University, Washington and Lee School of Law, the U.S. Army War College, and he also speaks Chinese and Italian. Pretty impressive.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    We are delighted that he is coming back to the State Department from the White House. I know you will enjoy working with him. For those of you who have not met him, he is a terrific guy. We’ve worked closely together for the past year or so. I asked him what his children thought, because he has two young girls – I asked him what they thought of his job, and I love these quotes. His youngest daughter said, “I’m proud of America and I’m proud of you, Dad, but it sounds really boring.” And then his older daughter said this – and you’ll appreciate it – “But wait a minute, everybody yells questions and they’re angry. That’s the worst job in the world.” That actually might be the White House press corps, not you all. But we look forward to welcoming Robert when he joins us on the 20th of August. But try not to bug him between now and then; he’s on vacation with his family. So another addition to our press family.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    And that’s it. With that, I’d be happy to take your questions.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Okay, thanks. We’ll try not to be so angry.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I said not you all.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Let’s – me, yes me. I just wanted to ask you briefly before I ask you about Yemen. I noticed the statement that you guys put out about Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe elections and the Zambian decision to deport the opposition leader.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Right.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: And in that statement it said that you are reviewing certain aspects of your cooperation with the Zambian Government. Can you be a little bit more specific? What aspects of --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Some of those will be conversations that will be had privately with both governments. But my understanding is that there are certain agreements in which that government was taking steps that the Zimbabweans weren’t completely familiar with and weren’t supportive of, and there were some concerns related to that. But let’s just --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: No, I understand, but I was just --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: But let’s just back up a couple steps for folks who’ve not been following this perhaps as closely as you have. Elections on July the 30th – those were promising, very promising. We thought it was a historic chance to sort of move beyond the political and economic crises of the past and toward a more democratic change and better dialogue in that country. People turned out massively in those elections. We put out a statement just after those elections complimenting them on those elections.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    However, the success in delivering an election day that was peaceful and open to international observers was then marred by violence, which we’ve been seeing and has been heavily reported, at least in the international press, over the past about week and a half. We’ve seen a disproportionate use of deadly force against protestors by the security forces, which is a great concern of ours. We’re concerned by those numerous reports of human rights violations since the elections had taken place about a week and a half or two ago. We have received credible allegations of detentions, of beatings, and other abuses of the people of Zimbabwe, particularly targeting opposition activists.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Now, the latest news today is the foreign – excuse me, the former minister of finance had left to go to Zambia. Zambia returned him to Zimbabwe, we understand. And some of this is still fresh so we don’t have all the details at this point. But I understand he was detained and possibly let go.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    So I’m going to pause there because some of this is still unfolding, and I don’t want to give you any inaccurate information since it’s still developing.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: I get that. I just wanted to know is this a threat to withhold or suspend some aid to Zambia when you say you’re reviewing certain aspects of our cooperation?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Matt, I’m not going to get into that at this point, but we’re watching the situation carefully.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: All right. Let me ask you about this airstrike in Yemen, which appears to have killed dozens of children. The Saudis obviously are the ones who conducted this, but they do that with weapons supplied by the U.S., with training supplied by the U.S., and with targeting information, targeting data, supplied by the U.S. How can something like this happen?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: How can something like that report happen?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Yeah.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Well, I think we would start by saying --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: It’s more than a report. I mean, it’s – they admitted that it happened.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah. How can situations like this happen? We don’t have the full details about what happened on the ground. We’ve certainly seen the news reports of what has been reported happened, okay? I can’t confirm all the details because we are not there on the ground.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    We can say that we’re certainly concerned about these reports that resulted – that there was an attack that resulted in the deaths of civilians. We call on the Saudi-led coalition to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into the incident. We take all credible accounts of civilian casualties very seriously. We call on the parties to take appropriate measures to protect civilians in accordance with international law and urge all parties to investigate all reported incidents of civilian casualties.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Okay. Well, they say – already the coalition says that they acted in accordance with international law. But if you look at the photographs, the video that come from the scene, it doesn’t look like that’s a really – that that’s a credible answer. So are you okay with the coalition on its own doing an investigation, or would you like to see some kind of an international component to it or an international investigation?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Well, I think I just answered that and we said that we would call upon the Saudi Government --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: So you’re --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: -- to do a full and thorough investigation, as we always do. And we call upon all parties in any kind of situation like this to take appropriate measures to try to mitigate the risk of civilian casualties.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: So you don’t think --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: DOD and other entities put out reports on this after the fact as they all start to investigate, and so we will look forward to any information on that.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Right. But my question is you don’t see a need for there to be something other than a coalition investigation, you don’t see a need for an independent --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Matt, I’m not going to get – this is something that is fresh, that just happened, so I’m not going to get ahead of any kind of investigation that may take place. Okay?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: It’s only the latest in a huge number of civilians killed during these operations though.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I would encourage you to take a look – and that is we regret any loss of civilian life. That is something that the United States Government – in particular, any time you talk to the Department of Defense about civilian casualties, they will say the same thing --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Well --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: -- that – I’m not finished, okay? And they will say the exact same thing, that all parties take very strong responsibility and measures to try to protect against the loss of civilian life. As we have seen – and you all very rarely ask about the issue that has been unfolding and the devastation that has taken place in Yemen – let’s look at some of the things that have been happening in Yemen.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    You have the Houthi rebels who continue to attack Saudi Arabia. They continue to do that with Iranian weapons, missiles, and rockets. They continue to try to attack civilian infrastructure in Saudi Arabia, for example, and that is part of the reason why these actions are being taken.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Let me go back and remind you what I just said a moment ago, and that is we call for an investigation and we anticipate that a thorough investigation will be done. I don’t have anything more for you on that.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: The Secretary isn’t planning on having a conversation with --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I don’t have any information for you on that. Okay.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hi, Nick.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Is this – hey, Heather. Is this latest incident or the previous incidents causing the U.S. to re-evaluate in any way the role that it’s playing in the situation, in terms of its relationship with Saudi Arabia?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Look, we provide a tremendous amount of humanitarian assistance in Yemen to try to support civilians in Yemen and try to mitigate against the devastation that’s taken place there in that country. I don’t have anything more for you on that.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: But you also supply a tremendous amount of weaponry and the data for targeting to the Saudis.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Well, then – sorry.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Right? No?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: No.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Am I wrong? Is that wrong?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: That’s not wrong.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Sorry, these ladies over here are laughing. On that I would refer you to the Department of Defense that is involved with that, but as you know, Saudi Arabia is an important strategic partner in the region to the United States.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Okay. Hi, Gardiner.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Just a follow-up on that. Hey. So obviously, there’s growing concerns in Congress about the toll this war is taking within Yemen. It’s the worst humanitarian disaster on the planet. Aren’t you concerned that incidents like this will further erode congressional support and lead to further support for legislation that could cut off Saudi Arabia from arms sales and the rest?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I mean, I think that is an entirely hypothetical question and we don’t comment on congressional proposals in any event, but I would ask – all of you have been very silent on the issue of Yemen, and times --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Well --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Although Said has asked. You’ve been the one reporter who’s asked a lot about Yemen and the situation there.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Well I would suggest that if you had more than two briefings a week and they lasted for longer than a half an hour or 40 minutes that you might get questions about something other than the actual main topic of the day.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Matt, I think you and I talk every single day.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Yes, we do.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: You have my phone number. You have all my numbers, and anytime you want to talk about Yemen, I’d be more than happy to answer your questions and provide you additional expert briefings --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Okay.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: -- on Yemen anytime anyone is interested, but I have not seen a major level of interest on the part of our press corps, with the exception of Said, on the issue of Yemen.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Yeah.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Why does that matter, though? There’s news today, so --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Can you request an expert on Yemen?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah, certainly, I’d be happy to. Yeah.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Wait, so first of all, I think that when there have been attacks against Saudi installations or missiles and stuff, I think you’ve seen that there have been just as vigorous of reporting.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I don’t – I disagree, but --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Well, I mean, that’s – it’s not our job to, like, sit here and go back and forth on that. We’re asking today. The U.S. has tried to increase its target training with – to try and improve the targeting of the Saudi coalition. Is that still continuing?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Elise, I think that would be a DOD issue, so I’d encourage you to talk with my --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: But these are foreign – okay, but these are foreign military financing.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah, yeah.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Which is out of the State Department.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: And I would encourage you to talk to DOD about that. So some --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Well, maybe --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Some of this – some of this is a State Department equity, but much of this is Department of Defense, so I’d encourage you to talk with them about it.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hey, Laurie.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Hi. On Iraq, the road between Erbil and Kirkuk, which was cut as a result of fighting last October, is being rebuilt, but Baghdad has said that it will establish a customs border on that road and collect revenues. Is that consistent, a customs border in the middle of the Erbil-Baghdad road, in which one party, the Iraqi Government, is going to collect revenues? Is that consistent with your view of a unified Iraq?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I would – there are other countries that have done this in the past, including our own country years ago in which this type of thing has been done. I think this is largely an internal matter for the Government of Iraq, between Iraq and Erbil, to try to work out. We do encourage them to resolve any remaining issues between Baghdad and Erbil.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: You don’t have a position beyond that?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Look, we believe that a strong KRG government within a unified and federal Iraq is something that’s essential to Iraq’s long-term stability and the enduring defeat overall of ISIS.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Okay, if I could ask you about Turkey. So the deputy foreign minister was here; it seemed there was no progress. Is that the case? And was pastor – were the American hostages the only issues that were discussed or were there other questions like the Turkish purchase of the S-400 discussed as well?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah. I mean, obviously you all know that we have a very broad relationship with Turkey and a host of issues that we talk about with the Turkish Government whenever we do meet. Yesterday we had a wide-ranging conversation with Turkish Government officials. We made it clear that Pastor Brunson needs to be returned home. Much of this, though, we’re not going to negotiate in public.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Can you tell us --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Go ahead. Hi.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Can you tell us if you made any progress about the situation of Pastor Brunson?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah, I would say we would define progress as Pastor Brunson being brought home.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: So in other words, no.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: And so progress is --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Until he – until he’s --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Progress is Pastor Brunson being brought home to the United --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: So until he’s home there is no progress?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: -- to the United States.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Did you give any --

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Did you give any deadline? Did you give Turkish officials any deadline?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I don’t have any information for you on that.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Thanks. Hi.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: I think progress is kind of coming closer towards an agreement, like you’re not – you don’t have full North Korean denuclearization but you say that there is progress in working towards that goal. So is there progress in coming to some kind of deal with the Turks or are you still as far apart as you were the day that he was being hospitalized?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah, I’m not going to characterize it that way. As you know, we had – we met yesterday. They had wide-ranging meetings at the State Department and with other departments here in Washington. I’d refer you to those other departments that met with the Turkish Government. The progress that we want to be made is to have Pastor Brunson return home. And I’ll leave it at that. Okay?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: So is that saying you will not engage with the Turks anymore on this issue until Pastor Brunson comes home?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I’m not going to speculate on that, and I’m not going to get ahead of the administration on that issue. Hey, Said.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Hi. Thank you, Heather. Could we move – could you comment on the escalation in Gaza? There has been escalation in Israeli bombardment of Gaza as we speak.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I’m sorry, start that over again.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: There is an escalation as we speak of Israeli bombardment of Gaza. They said that they killed a 23-year-old woman, pregnant, with her toddler. Do you have any comments on that?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah. I mean, overall we’ve been watching this as it has been unfolding, and it’s a very concerning situation that has taken place in Gaza. Overall, we condemn the launching of missile attacks into Israel and call for an end to the destructive violence. We’ve seen reports that 180 or so rocket attacks have taken place, shot from Gaza into Israel, and we fully support Israel’s right to defend itself and to take actions to prevent provocations of that nature.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: But this last round of bombardment, Israeli bombardment, actually began by the Israelis. It was not Hamas that started this latest round.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Look, I’m not going to get into how this thing started. Let’s not forget that Hamas bears ultimate responsibility for the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza. It’s a tremendous concern of ours.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Okay. Let me ask you about the peace efforts that are taking place. Now, there are reports that the unveiling of the plan, the deal of the century, has been pushed back. Can – do you have any comment on that?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I would object to the premise of the question, your statement in that question. We have not unveiled the peace plan at this time. That will be unveiled by Mr. Kushner and Mr. Greenblatt when it is ready. And when it’s ready to be unveiled, they will unveil it.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: And lastly, last week you guys released some funds or some aid to the Palestinian Authority. I believe it was sent to the security forces. Can you share with us the amount of that aid? Is that a one-time thing, or is it part of the sort of unfreezing of the funds to the Palestinian Authority?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I’m going to have to get back to you on that issue. I don’t have any information for you on that today. Okay?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Russia?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Hi.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Russia?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah, go right ahead.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Okay, two quick questions. First of all, on the sanctions that were announced yesterday, one of the requirements for Russia to avoid further sanctions is to allow inspections to make sure that they’re not using chemical weapons. Does the State Department have any reason to think that Russia is going to allow that? And is the U.S. expecting Russia to allow that?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I mean, that’s asking us to look into the future, and we don’t know what the future holds. I think that’s a hypothetical question, so I don’t have an answer for you.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: But the U.S. is fully expecting to have some kind of inspections take place, then, according to this law?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: I don’t have anything for you on that today, and I’m not going to get ahead of anything that happens in the near future. Okay?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Okay, well, that’s what the law says.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yep.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: But my other question is on the – is the U.S. then currently preparing for this next round of sanctions, then?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: As you well know, we don’t forecast sanctions. We have complied with the law in announcing those sanctions just yesterday, and we will comply with the law going forward, of course, as we always would. Okay?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Heather, just to get a follow-on on that?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Yeah, sure. Hi, Gardiner.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: So you – in the case of Iran, you have this 12-point plan of what behavior you want the government to implement in order to lift sanctions. You have a whole series of sanctions that are now revolving around Russia having to do with CAATSA, Magnitsky, now weapons. Can you give us some global sense of what these sanctions are trying to achieve from an American foreign policy perspective? What are you looking for from Russia? Why do we have sanctions on them? What’s your goal? And when’s the – when’s the periodicity of these things?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Sure. I think I would start by answering that question with this: That we approach every country very differently. Every country that we have a relationship or even countries that we don’t have relationships with are viewed through a separate lens. So what may be appropriate for one country is maybe not necessarily appropriate for another country.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The United States Government has determined that sanctions can be a very effective tool in trying to bring various governments to the table to negotiate with us or try to encourage countries to comply or to return to a better set of behaviors. So this is one tool that we have in a very big toolkit. The State Department works closely with Treasury and OFAC and other entities to implement, study, and enforce sanctions, and that is part of what you’ve seen yesterday. Let’s remember that one of the things that has brought North Korea to the table is sanctions. And we have found sanctions to be very effective in many cases around the world. So the U.S. Government looks at that as an overall tool.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Right, so North Korea is a great example. Sanctions – as a result, you want to get rid of their nuclear program. Again, Iran, you’ve got a list of 12 things. Venezuela, you’ve got sort of a clear list. I’m trying to understand what your policy is with Russia. You’ve got a variety – myriad now of sanctions. What’s your goal?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Well, I think the President has addressed this and so has Secretary Pompeo. We’d like to have a better relationship with the Russian Government, recognizing that we have a lot of areas of mutual concern. It is a major country; we are a major country as well. And so when you have that, you are forced to have to have conversations with other governments. And sanctions is a way that we can try to encourage better behavior on the part of government. Now, I’m speaking in a broad-based sense, but that’s one way that we can encourage better behavior. Okay.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Same topic?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: Could I ask a follow-up on that?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    MS NAUERT: Sure. What is your name, miss?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: My name’s Emily, I’m from Buzzfeed News.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: Emily, hi.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: So if these sanctions are in part meant to encourage better behavior with Russia, Russia today came out and said that these sanctions – sort of as was expected – that these sanctions are not in keeping with the spirit of Helsinki. So – and I understand these sanctions were – they’re in keeping with the law, et cetera, but does this – or to put it a different way, is the cooperation that was sort of established at Helsinki – is the U.S. Government still planning on having that with Russia after yesterday’s sanctions?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: We tend to believe that dialogue is always an important issue. I think I had just addressed this with Gardiner, and that is trying to build a better relationship with countries that we need to cooperate with or we need to be able to have relations with, and that would be one example.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: And then just on the other point on the second tranche, and I don’t mean to get you into hypotheticals, but yesterday at the briefing they did say that if Russia doesn’t do certain things, including sort of admit wrongdoing and say that they weren’t going to do it again, that there would be second tranche. And today, Russia said this is ridiculous, we didn’t do that. So if they keep that position for the next 90 days, won’t there – won’t there, under the law, have to be a second tranche?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MS NAUERT: And that’s why I would go back and say that we will comply with the law. We are well aware of what the law contains; we will comply with the law. But I’m not going to get ahead of what could happen 90 days from now. Okay.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: The same topic – same topic?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTION: (Off-mike)