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Ein Ensemble der Berliner Schaubühne darf "Ein Volksfeind" von Henrik Ibsen in China nicht weiter aufführen. In dem Stück geht es um Korruption.
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          Impact fatal in Hengyang, China: noua persoane ucise si aproape 50 ranite, dupa ce o masina a intrat in multime      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Dow rises after report says US proposing new trade talks with China – CNBC      Cache   Translate Page      
CNBCThe Dow Jones Industrial Average rose to a session high on Wednesday after a report said the U.S. is proposing new trade talks with China. Dow Jones reported, citing sources, that the U.S. is proposing a new round of talks with China in the near future.Dow Jones Futures: Apple iPhones Take Center Stage, But More […]
          Buy the Beaten-Down Emerging Markets ETF Before the Rebound      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Russia and China to conduct regular war games together, minister says      Cache   Translate Page      
The week-long Vostok (East) 2018 manoeuvres span vast expanses of Siberia and the Far East, the Arctic and the Pacific Oceans.
          SmartStream inks distribution deal with China's TGT Chibo Data Service      Cache   Translate Page      
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          China Closes Churches, Burn Bibles As Their Fight Against Christianity Intensifies      Cache   Translate Page      

Video of Chinese crackdown on Christianity shocked social media after it showed bibles and crosses being burnt. According to one Ezra Jin Mingri , Zion Church in Beijing was closed on Sunday. Another pastor Nanyang City in Henan told The Sun that the church had been first raided on 5th September. China Aid founder Bob Fu accused …

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          What If Lindsey Graham Isn't Compromised, What If He's Just LIKE THAT?      Cache   Translate Page      


Bob Woodward's book Fear was released Tuesday so someone should get around to reading it to Donald Trump next week (Sarah Huckabee Sanders calls "not it!"). It exposes a great deal of dysfunction within the White House but also reveals the corruption that has seeped out of it like a failed sewer line into other branches of government. Perhaps there's no better or more disappointing example than Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

Graham, of all the Vichy Republicans who capitulated to President Trump, was the loudest Cassandra about candidate Trump. He scathingly summed up Trump in 2015 as a "race-baiting, xenophobic religious bigot ... who doesn't have a clue about anything." Trump didn't spend 2016 at Clue! Academy. He actually ramped up the race-baiting and overall bigotry. Trump's election should've propelled Graham to the front lines of the NeverTrump conservative resistance with Evan McMullin, the guy he actually voted for, but instead he shifted course literally on election night, tweeting that Trump "defied laws about accepting aid from a hostile foreign power the odds and overcame many obstacles to win a stunning victory." Dude, this is the presidency. You're acting like Trump won the 2016 World Series.


Woodward's book describes Graham as playing a "starring role" in the Trump White House, practically "moving in" and attempting to exert his influence because, I dunno, maybe in this "race-baiting, xenophobic" administration he can get the trains to run on time. Collaboration with Trump has become the new "patriotism" and Graham is such a model collaborator, he should strut his stuff on a Paris runway.

Graham quickly wormed his way into Trump's good graces. He flattered him with a bunch of bare-ass lies about how only Trump, "the ultimate deal maker," could "right the ship" in Congress. Yeah, asshole's been divorced twice and sued literally thousands of times, but he'll resolve all the partisan rancor in Washington. This shameless self-abasement was enough to win Graham some golf dates with the putter-in-chief, and Trump pressed him relentlessly on why he wasn't his number one guy.

Trump wanted Graham's "100 percent" support instead of the "82 percent" he believed Graham was putting out (top off but bra still on, etc.). I'm not sure how Trump was getting these figures -- probably Ivanka and a slide rule. Graham massaged the issue, telling him he was a "good commander-in-chief" and that he was "cleaning up" Obama's mess. This satisfied Trump so he later offered Graham an ambassadorship to Pakistan. Graham shrewdly turned this down because he knew what's just where you send away the mistress so she'll stop asking you to leave your wife. He wanted to stay close and push Trump toward his own "hawkish view of foreign policy." Idiots claimed during the election that Trump was less "hawkish" than Hillary Clinton, and even if they were right (idiots usually aren't, though), Graham was actively working to undermine Trump's possibly one good idea. Trump even wondered when we might get around to ending the war in Afghanistan and Graham insisted NEVER! because the "good vs. evil never ends." Yo Joe!

Last September, Graham reportedly advised Trump to "encourage" China to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and replace him with a general "they control." That's gangster shit and is also precisely why so many other nations hate us. Graham isn't even Tom Hagen to Trump's Sonny Corleone. He's like Connie Corleone in The Godfather Part III. If I'm gonna live in a gangster movie, I want it to at least be a good one.

But this doozy Woodward drops regarding Graham and the late John McCain is really sickening.

Torn between his longtime friendship with the late U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and his efforts to influence Trump, Graham worked to repair the relationship between them by arranging a dinner with Trump, McCain and McCain's wife Cindy.

Graham tried to trade his supposed friend's soul for some Groupon promo codes. That's just low. Trump also offered to buy off the McCains by making Cindy an "ambassador focused on human trafficking," which she already does pretty well without him.

Graham later boasted of "managing" McCain so the GOP could screw poor people without the senator's whispers of conscience getting in the way.

Graham said his “chief job is to keep John McCain happy," to keep the senator from bucking his party's leadership," Graham said.

One of the few "good Republican" things about Graham was that he bucked the hardliners in his party on immigration. He was involved in the "Gang of Eight" immigration bill, which wasn't enough to get past the GOP-controlled House. Despite becoming BFFs with repulsive racist Steve Bannon (they spoke "every day" before Bannon left the White House), Graham still tried to promote sane immigration policies, which mostly failed and only resulted in Trump insulting people and eventually jailing immigrant children.

I confess I hoped that Putin had a file a foot deep on Graham, and his whiplash-inducing about-face was a clear indication he was compromised somehow. But Fear raises the very real possibility that Graham just thought he could control the mad king. The New York Times op-ed revealed that a lot of people believe they can use Trump to their advantage. "Fear" isn't strong enough to describe how it feels to learn that people like Graham are willing to look evil in the face, shrug, and say, "Maybe we can cut a deal?"

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          The EU Just Broke The Internet And Started A War With Pirates      Cache   Translate Page      


Earlier this morning the EU voted in favor of the Copyright Directive, a controversial update to copyright laws. Publishers are hailing this as a victory, but the rest of the internet has no comment, because it is in the hospice, dying.

The battle lines are drawn on two key provisions: Articles 11 and 13. Called the "link tax" and the "upload filter" by people who don't have their head up their ass, it would force companies like Google and Facebook to pay publishers whenever they link to stories. The upload filter would force Google and Facebook to block people from sharing unlicensed copyrighted news stories, songs, videos, and memes.

Some publishing companies are hailing this as a big win for the little guys, ignoring the fact that IF PEOPLE CAN'T LINK TO YOUR STORIES, NOBODY WILL COME READ YOUR STORIES. According to them, newspapers might finally get paid for journalisming (HARD TO DO WITHOUT PEOPLE READING IT), musicians could move out of their parents' basements (yeah, we don't know, that probably is right), and porn stars wouldn't have to slap politicians on the ass with copies of Forbes to pay the bills. The publishers say that tech companies are just whining because they're finally being held accountable for stealing and sharing content (even if it's already free), and implying that they actually intend to pay artists and journalists.


Since the internet is mostly porn, terrible memes, and bootlegs, nerds are raising their Jolly Rogers and declaring war. They argue that vague provisions in the sweeping new law make it unclear how people can continue to share news articles, blog posts, and bad jokes. There are real fears that the upload filters will cripple the careers of freelance photojournalists, artists, and computer coders who rely on the magic of the internet to share their work and earn beer money.

Where (some) publishing companies see this as a move to finally tamp town on the scourge of internet piracy, actual internet pirates are laughing their caffeinated asses off. When link tax legislation passed in Spain, Google simply pulled their news service. When Germany tried a similar tax on content, people just gave their content to Google for free. And as anyone in China can tell you, content filtering only hurts the general public and encourages people to avoid filters. This often pushes legitimate content deep into the wretched butthole of the Dark Web where it's hard to simply browse the web like you'd channel surf TV late at night.

The effects of the law are broad and prove that people do not have the interest of users in mind. Want to read your favorite snarky news brief? Sorry, the Wonkagenda violates the "link tax." How about listening to classical music and reading old books? Copyrighted, even if it's public domain. Want to download old school Nintendo and Sega games for your kids? Fuck your kids, tell those little shits to come correct! Would you like to browse photos of that big anti-Trump protest? Go have a tough titty pity party, those photos have billboard ads, logos, and branded pink pussy hats -- all copyrighted.

The Copyright Directive isn't up for final approval until January, but it's expected to pass without much resistance. The European Pirate Party has called the law "catastrophic," and is vowing to fight the bill alongside tech giants and internet advocacy groups like the EFF, and the Mozilla Foundation. Americans may scoff at a fight for internet rights in Europe, but they'd be wise to remember that just last week congressional Republicans called for the strict regulation of the internet under the guise of free speech.

Bottom line: the fight isn't about making dick jokes and memes, it's about the freedom to share dick jokes and memes. And since everything is terrible, here's a baby pygmy hippo.


[Cory Doctorow / Ars Technica / The Verge]

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          Sample Finance Essays On Inflation in China      Cache   Translate Page      

Homework Question on Inflation in China How does the central bank or government curb the inflation in China? For example, China’s adjust the reserve requirement ratio to control the bank’s liquidity. Try to be as quantitative as possible (use different variables to explain the action like unemployment rate, inflation rate, GDP, and so on) and

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          [RECENSIONE] Panasonic LUMIX FT30: La subacquea fino a 8m che costa poco      Cache   Translate Page      

Panasonic LUMIX FT30: La subacquea fino a 8m che costa poco Per tutti gli amanti della fotografia, oggi AmaTech Blog propone la recensione Panasonic LUMIX FT30: la subacquea fino a 8m che costa poco e da cui non si può pretendere granché. Per prima cosa dobbiamo evidenziare che si tratta di una macchina fotografica con piccolo sensore ...

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          El cáncer progresa de forma "alarmante" en el mundo, afirma la OMS      Cache   Translate Page      

Cancer

Un hombre de cada 5 y una mujer de cada 6 en el mundo desarrollará un cáncer durante su vida, mientras que uno de cada 8 hombres y una de cada 11 mujeres morirá de esta enfermedad, según cifras presentadas este miércoles.


El cáncer continúa progresando de forma "alarmante" en el mundo, con 18,1 millones de nuevos casos y 9,6 millones de decesos estimados en 2018, según los datos publicados por el Centro Internacional de Investigación sobre el Cáncer (IARC, por sus siglas en inglés), que depende de la OMS.


En comparación, en 2012, cuando no se tenían en cuenta los cánceres cutáneos excepto el melanoma, se detectaron 14 millones de nuevos casos (17 millones en 2018 si también se excluyen estos tipos).


El cáncer de pulmón es de lejos el más mortífero, con 1,8 millones de muertes previstas este año en el mundo (18,4% del total), por delante del cáncer colorrectal (881.000 decesos, 9,2 % del total), del de estómago (783.000) y del de hígado (782.000), según cifras establecidas para 36 tipos de cáncer en 185 países.

Cáncer

- Reforzar la prevención -.


"Estas nuevas cifras muestran que queda mucho por hacer para responder al aumento alarmante de la carga mundial del cáncer y que la prevención debe desempeñar un rol clave", según el doctor Christopher Wild, director del IARC.


"Es urgente poner en marcha políticas eficaces de prevención y de detección precoz para completar los tratamientos", agregó, en un comunicado.


Casi la mitad de los nuevos casos y más de la mitad de las muertes por cáncer en el mundo en 2018 tendrán lugar en Asia, principalmente en China, en parte porque esta región concentra casi el 60% de la población mundial.


43,8 millones de personas viven con un cáncer en el mundo, diagnosticado como mucho cinco años atrás, según la agencia especializada de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS).


Entre los hombres, el cáncer de pulmón es el más diagnosticado y constituye la principal causa de muerte por cáncer, con alrededor de uno de cada cinco casos.
El IARC señala un "aumento preocupante" de este tipo de enfermedad entre las mujeres: para ellas, constituye la causa principal de muerte por cáncer en 28 países.

Cáncer de ovario

- Cánceres evitables -.

El cáncer de pecho es no obstante el más mortífero para las mujeres, con 627.000 muertes. Representa también alrededor de un cuarto de los nuevos casos diagnosticados entre ellas. El segundo es el colorrectal en los países desarrollados y el de cuello del útero en los países en desarrollo.


El aumento del cáncer se debe al crecimiento demográfico, al envejecimiento de la población y a la evolución de la frecuencia de los factores de riesgo como el tabaquismo, la obesidad, la falta de ejercicio y la alimentación desequilibrada.


En los países con un crecimiento económico rápido, los cánceres ligados a la pobreza y a las infecciones (hígado, estómago, cuello de útero) pueden evolucionar hacia cánceres asociados a los modos de vida más típicos de los países industrializados, observa el IARC.


Entre "un tercio y dos quintos" de los nuevos casos podrían ser evitados eliminando o reduciendo la exposición de factores de riesgo conocidos, relacionados con el modo de vida y el medioambiente, según estudios recientes citados por los autores de este informe aparecido en "CA", una publicación sobre el cáncer para expertos clínicos.


"Los responsables políticos no son conscientes del grado de progreso y de las ventajas que procura la prevención", escribieron.


          Juncker unveils EU's Africa plan to counter China - BBC News      Cache   Translate Page      

BBC News

Juncker unveils EU's Africa plan to counter China
BBC News
The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has proposed a new alliance with Africa to deepen economic relations and boost investment and jobs. The proposal could help create up to 10 million jobs in Africa in the next five years alone, ...
European Commission pushes to step up migrant returnsFinancial Times
Did EU have canned applause in Juncker's State of Union speech?Express.co.uk
The Euro Has the Power to Challenge the DollarBloomberg

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          25 Pruebas de que la naturaleza siempre tendrá algo para sorprendernos      Cache   Translate Page      

Aun si piensas que has visto todo en el mundo, la naturaleza siempre tendrá qué mostrarte y con qué sorprenderte. Por ejemplo, ¿has visto pandas dibujantes? ¿Y qué hay de una zarigüeya montada en un venado, o de un camaleón en “pijama”? Nos gusta sorprender a los lectores, por lo que hemos recopilado para ti los momentos más frescos e interesantes de la vida de los animales y de algunas otras cosas más. 1. Esta piedra se parece mucho a la cabeza de una iguana 2. A veces, a la naturaleza le gusta divertirse con los colores 3. Cuándo, si no en la época de muda, puedes ver a un camaleón en una bata blanca 4. Los pandas también saben dibujar para relajarse 5. Las secuoyas nunca dejan de sorprendernos 6. Un dragón muy pequeño 7. Esta huella de “mano” es el recuerdo de las garras de un gato 8. Un halcón murcielaguero que pesa menos que una barra de chocolate 9. La cooperación no es un fenómeno extraño en la naturaleza 10. Esta cascada parece una mujer en un vestido 11. Un serval negro poco común 12. La niebla puede ocultarlo todo, hasta las montañas 13. Un escarabajo rinoceronte 14. Con cierta iluminación, uno puede ver al pez en la garganta del pelícano 15. Un meteorito caído en China 16. “Conté 8 capas de diferentes colores en el agua” 17. Los granos de este maíz “Glass Gem” parecen piedras preciosas 18. Así se pone el titanio a diferentes voltajes 19. Orquídeas con murciélagos 20. Estas polillas se ven como si fueran de madera 21. Parecería que no pasa nada especial, pero es el piso 30 de un edificio en Chicago 22. En la naturaleza, las liebres muchas veces se ven menos tiernas que en los cuentos de hadas y en los dibujos animados 23. “Un girasol así creció en el jardín de mis amigos” 24. Una pregunta campestre 25. Así se ven las paredes subterráneas de una mina de potasio ¿Has visto algo interesante e inusual en tus viajes? ¿O, tal vez, la naturaleza logró sorprenderte en la ciudad?

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          Saving ancient stone – restoration of the Angkor heritage sites      Cache   Translate Page      

by China Daily – Asia News Network August is probably not the best time for tourists to travel to Angkor Was (Angkor Archaeological Park) in northern Cambodia – the rainy season brings particularly muggy conditions. But for Yuan Mengxi, an assistant researcher at the Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage, her trip last month was perhaps one […]

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          Hermès, Reliant on China for Sales, Posts H1 Profit Growth      Cache   Translate Page      

Hermès posted record net profit in the first half as global sales increased. It was boosted by sales across Asia, particularly in China.

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          Taiwan's textile, electronics, cycle firms mull China exit      Cache   Translate Page      
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          9/12/2018: NEWS: Victims targeted through Tantan dating app      Cache   Translate Page      

Richmond police are investigating two cases of lonely lovers being targeted through a Chinese dating app. In each case, the victim made plans through Tantan — China’s version of Tinder — to meet with someone they knew as Stephanie. Instead, they were...
          Maduro viaja à China em busca de acordos econômicos      Cache   Translate Page      
No aeroporto de Maiquetía, presidente venezuelano afirma que viagem a Pequim busca aprofundar 'extraordinárias relações políticas' entre os dois países
          Cel puţin nouă morţi şi zeci de răniţi în urma unui atac cu vehicul produs în China      Cache   Translate Page      
Cel puţin nouă persoane au fost ucise, iar alte 43 au fost rănite după ce un individ a intrat deliberat cu un vehicul într-un grup de pietoni, în oraşul chinez Hengyang, informează BBC News online.
          Are Cryptocurrencies Ready?      Cache   Translate Page      

Originally posted on: http://ferventcoder.com/cwilliams/archive/2014/01/14/155188.aspx

Are Cryptocurrencies Ready For Mainstream Use? Are we?

 

I'm a big fan of the major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and LiteCoin (LTC). I’m not really paying any attention to the dozens of derivative (and in some cases satirical) alternatives, such as Dogecoin and Coinye, but I think Bitcoin and Litecoin have a real shot at permanence.  

Having said that, do I think they are ready for prime time, mainstream use? Not yet, and here's why...

Cryptocoins have no intrinsic worth. In other words, they hold no value of their own. At this time, the only way *most* people (i.e. the non-enthusiast layman) can assess the value of 1BTC is by comparing it to another more established currency, like USD, EU, GBP, etc. There's simply no other way to describe it to someone else.

"But wait," I hear you argue... "I can tell the value of a Bitcoin by looking at how much someone charges for something, in Bitcoin."

This is true, however, it's also misleading. The only way this is of value is precisely BECAUSE you know the intrinsic value of what you're buying in your native currency.

Looking online, you know that you can buy a $50 Amazon Gift Card for 2.2047LTC. Therefore you can puzzle out the value of 1LTC as being a little under $25, but you're still just trading one currency for another. You know exactly what LTC is worth, because the intrinsic value of what you are buying is printed on the item.

How about something a little more abstract? If you don't know a lot about Bitcoin, or follow it regularly, would 250 apples for 1BTC sound like a good deal to you? How about 500? If it were 250 apples for $1, you'd jump on it... because you know exactly what $1 is worth. (Hint: at Bitcoin’s current valuation of roughly $900, it would be a really bad deal for the buyer.)

To take it a step further, cryptocurrencies in general are an unstable bunch. If you don't know what it's worth, and you don't know what it can buy, and you don't know it's value on any given day (or hour) then you are at the mercy of the seller at the time of purchase. This isn’t as big of a deal when buying tangible product, face to face, especially if you like to haggle. But what if you are buying digital product, with a digital currency, via an internet connection to a “faceless” website? You either accept the price, or you don’t. There’s nobody to argue with.

Unlike our U.S. Dollar, there are no printed or minted practical denominations of BTC. Sure you can buy a 1BTC coin, but with current prices hovering around $1000 per BTC, how would you spend it? Most things you would buy are in incredibly small fractions of Bitcoin.

Don’t believe me? Here’s another example: Let’s say you bought 1 Bitcoin at a bargain price of $800. A week later, it’s worth $950. Yay!! Thrilled with your windfall, you decide to purchase a $50 Amazon Gift Card later that day. Unbeknownst to you, China has decided to ban the Bitcoin exchanges (temporarily, it turns out) causing a momentary plummet in the value of 1BTC. Let’s say it’s now worth $400 (this is based on reality.) Had you purchased the gift card when your Bitcoin was worth $950, it would have cost you .05266BTC. Now it will cost you 0.125BTC. Doesn’t seem like a huge difference, but when the Bitcoin market stabilizes a couple days later, going back to approximately $900 for 1BTC, can you tell me how much you spent on that $50 gift card?

So how do we solve this problem?

How do we make BTC/LTC mainstream? How do we assign an easily understood value to a volatile currency with no physical backing?

We start by getting more and more companies to accept it. While this sounds counterintuitive, think of it like this... as a child (and with some adults), you have no perception of the value of money until you begin to see what it can buy and how hard it can be to come by. So, the more people see it, and what it can buy, the better appreciation they'll develop for its value. This will increase consumer comfort in using it. This is just a start, of course.

Another step in the right direction is to make it easier to acquire. This doesn’t mean making it cheaper, or devaluing it. Market pressure will (and should) drive that. I’m talking about the actual process of buying any cryptocurrencies. It’s getting better, but I remember buying $150 of LTC just a few months back, and it was a multiday process that involved trips to my ATM, a Western Union machine, multiple websites, and a lot of waiting and internet shadiness that ended well, but would certainly scare off the casual, less committed user.

It’s getting better.

Go take a look at overstock.com, for example. They've recently started accepting Bitcoin for everything they offer. That's a huge step in the right direction, but it’s not enough. We need more stores, big ones, to make it mainstream. Most of the retail websites you see today that accept cryptocurrencies don’t look like the type of business you’d feel comfortable giving your credit card to. Fortunately, you don’t have to.

Ultimately, like any technology, passionate early adopters will take on most of the risk (and reward) of cryptocurrencies. Do I think we’re there yet? No. Do I think we’ll get there? Yes.

If you’re interested, drop a few bucks and buy some. You don’t have to buy a whole Bitcoin or Litecoin to get started, and even if you don’t spend it, you can watch the exchange charts and see the value go up and down like stocks… only better, because you can’t spend stocks.


          UPDATE 8-Oil up as U.S. drilling stalls, Iranian sanctions bite      Cache   Translate Page      
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          UPDATE 7-Oil up as U.S. drilling stalls, Iranian sanctions bite      Cache   Translate Page      
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大都会岡山 Advent Calendar 2012 20日目のエントリーです。
前回の記事は @DAI199 さんによる 中国で流行っていること、感じたこと(大都会岡山 AdventCalender2012 19日目) - tagamidaiki.com でした。

20 日目のエントリーは、大都会岡山で生まれ、大都会岡山のコミュニティの方々を尊敬し、そして札幌で暮らしている(!) @tricknotes が書かせていただきます。

ぼくの記事ではタイトルの通り、速度最適化された js コードについて見ていきたいと思います。

はじめに

「その書き方だと遅いから」「こっちの方が速いよ」なんていう言葉をちょくちょく耳にする機会があります。
でもそれって本当でしょうか?

コードの実行速度は処理系の実装と密に関係していて、パフォーマンス計測なしには語ることができません。
また、そのコードの実行のされ方によっても実行速度は大きく変わってくるでしょう。
(たとえば、実行時のホットスポットがどこになるかというのは、引数やオブジェクトの状態などに左右される場合があります。)

そこで今回は、 Node.jsEventEmitter を読んで、 JavaScript の速度最適化について考えてみることにしましょう。

Node.js を選んだ理由

Node.js はイベント駆動の非同期スタイルを強制していることで知られています。そして、このイベント駆動のインターフェースを提供しているモジュールが EventEmitter です。
Streamhttp.Server など多くの主要なモジュールがこの EventEmitter を継承することで、イベント駆動のインターフェースをユーザに提供しています。
(参考)

ということは、 EventEmitter 内でパフォーマンスの悪い箇所があれば、Node.js 全体のパフォーマンスに大きな影響を与えることになります。

実際に、この EventEmitter の中では多くの速度最適化が施されており、これが Node.js 全体の実行速度を維持するための重要なポイントとなっています。
(イベント名に __proto__ など、特定の名前が利用できないという不具合がありますが、それよりもスピードの方が重要であるという方針とのことです joyent/node#4366)

ではさっそく、この EventEmitter 中からいくつかコードを例に挙げながら、実際に速度を計測して本当に速度最適化されていることを確認していきましょう。

EventEmitterevents.js の中で定義されています。

本エントリーでの対象バージョンは Node.js 0.9.4-pre (9f4c0988) とします。

$ node -v
v0.9.4-pre
$ node
> process.versions
{ http_parser: '1.0',
  node: '0.9.4-pre',
  v8: '3.13.7.4',
  ares: '1.9.0-DEV',
  uv: '0.9',
  zlib: '1.2.3',
  openssl: '1.0.1c' }

最適化コードについて

○ Function#apply より Function#call

Function オブジェクトを、任意のオブジェクトをコンテキストとして実行するためのメソッドとして Function#apply と Function#call があります。
多くの処理系の場合と同じく、Node.js の場合もこの両者の間には大きな速度の差あるようです。

そのため、極力 Function#apply を使わないようなコードになっています。

だいぶ濃い感じになっていますね。
普通に書くと、以下のように1行で済むはずです。

handler.apply(this, Array.prototype.slice.call(arguments, 1));

実際、両者の間にどれくらいの速度差があるのか測定してみましょう。

// Function#apply と Function#call の比較
var count = 10000000;
var now, i;
var obj = {};
var key = 'key';

var fn = function() {};

now = Date.now();
for (i = 0; i < count; i++) {
  fn.apply(this, [1]);
}
console.log('* apply: %d ms', Date.now() - now);

now = Date.now();
for (i = 0; i < count; i++) {
  fn.call(this, 1);
}
console.log('* call: %d ms', Date.now() - now);
* apply: 519 ms
* call: 160 ms

たしかに Function#apply の方が遅いようですね。

○ delete より null

オブジェクトの特定のキーに紐付く値を削除する場合、値だけを削除する方法(null や undefined を代入する方法)とキーごと削除する方法(delete キーワードを使う方法)があります。Object#hasOwnProperty などを利用せず、値の truthy/falsy のチェックだけを行うのであれば、この両者の間で大きな動作の違いはありません。
ただ、Node.js の場合は前者の方が圧倒的に高速に動作します。
そのため、不要になったオブジェクトを破棄する際には、delete を利用せず null を代入するようになっています。

EventEmitter の中では、 EventEmitter#removeListenerEventEmitter#removeAllListeners の中で使われています。

// delete と null を代入の比較
var count = 1000000;
var now, i;
var obj = {};
var key = 'key';

now = Date.now();
for (i = 0; i < count; i++) {
  obj[key] = 1;
  obj[key] = null;
}
console.log('* obj[key] = null: %d ms', Date.now() - now);

now = Date.now();
for (i = 0; i < count; i++) {
  obj[key] = 1;
  delete obj[key];
}
console.log('* delete obj[key]: %d ms', Date.now() - now);
* obj[key] = null: 21 ms
* delete obj[key]: 405 ms

速度が処理系に依存することの参考までに、このベンチマークFireFox 16.0.2 (Max OS X) で実行してみました。
すると、以下のような結果となりました。

* obj[key] = null: 5520 ms
* delete obj[key]: 5857 ms

6%程度の差なのでそこまで大きな差ではありません。
この結果から、速度は処理系に依存していることがわかります。

○ Array#slice より for 文 & 代入

配列(もしくは arguments) を部分的に切り出したい場合、Array#slice を利用するのが簡単です。
ただ、Node.js では Array#slice を呼ばないように、 Array を要素数指定で初期化して、ひとつづつ値を詰めている箇所があります。

ここを簡単に記述するなら以下のようになります。

Array.prototype.slice.call(arguments, 1);

これについてはどの程度パフォーマンスに影響が出ているのでしょうか?

// Array#slice(1) と new Array() + for についての比較
var count = 10000000;
var now, i;
var obj = {};
var key = 'key';

var array = ['type', 1, 2, 3 /* any arguments */];

now = Date.now();
for (i = 0; i < count; i++) {
  array.slice(1);
}
console.log('* Array#slice(1): %d ms', Date.now() - now);

now = Date.now();
for (i = 0; i < count; i++) {
  var l = array.length;
  var _array = new Array();
  for (var j = 1; j < l; j++) {
    _array[j - 1] = array[j];
  }
}
console.log('* new Array(): %d ms', Date.now() - now);

now = Date.now();
for (i = 0; i < count; i++) {
  var l = array.length;
  var _array = new Array(l - 1);
  for (var j = 1; j < l; j++) {
    _array[j - 1] = array[j];
  }
}
console.log('* new Array(length): %d ms', Date.now() - now);
* Array#slice(1): 837 ms
* new Array(): 388 ms
* new Array(length): 267 ms

以上のことより、Array#slice を使った場合とそうでない場合では、速度差があることがわかります。

補足

ここまででは書いていませんでしたが、部分的にコードを取り出しただけのベンチマークでは不十分なケースもあります。

コードの書き方だけではなく、文脈に沿って最適化が行われる場合があるので、ちゃんとプロダクションコードに対してベンチーマークをとって全体で動かしてみるまで、速度最適化されたかどうかは判定できません。
(ということを @koichik さんに教えてもらいました。勉強になります!)


結論

ここまで見てきてみなさまお分かりでしょうが、速度に最適化することと人間に最適化することが共存できるとは限りません。速度に最適化し過ぎてリーダブルではないコードになってしまうと、メンテナンス性を著しく下げてしまうことでしょう。しかし、ここまでで見てきた EventEmitter の例のように、可読性を捨ててでも速度に最適化すべき場面というのも確かに存在します。
もちろんその場合には、プロジェクトの性質によってどこまで速度最適化をするかということを判断する必要があると思います。

また、本エントリーの内容は、Node.js 0.9.4-pre (9f4c0988) での挙動です。
今後、同じコードで同じ最適化の効果が得られると保証されているわけではありません。
(関連)

みなさまのアプリケーションでも、もしパフォーマンスが問題であると感じたときは、ホットスポットがどこにあるか計測しつつ、どこまで可読性を犠牲にするかということを考えながらチューニングしていくことをオススメします。

まとめ

以上でぼくの記事は終わりとさせていただきます。
次回の大都会岡山 Advent Calendar 2012sutorada さんです。
引き続き、大都会岡山 Advent Calendar 2012 をお楽しみください:-)


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777-200LR
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A dos meses de haber iniciado operaciones regulares en Santiago, Emirates continúa con sus gestiones para posicionar su oferta en Chile. Sumándose a la tendencia característica de la industria aérea, la compañía del emirato de Dubái quiere incentivar los viajes recurriendo a políticas de estimulación a la demanda que acompañen al posicionamiento de Dubái como hub global.

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Este tipo de incentivo no será el único que la compañía de Dubái realice, lo que permite confirmar que la fuerte competencia con sus rivales desde Europa no solo está presente sino que continuará en el tiempo. Tradicionalmente, la oferta hacia destinos asiáticos desde Chile estaba dominada por Air France y KLM por capacidad, asientos ofrecidos y también acciones comerciales, siendo quizás las primeras en incentivar los viajes hacia Asia. Con el arribo de nuevas compañías como British Airways y recientemente Emirates, la oferta se expande ofreciendo a los viajeros mayores alternativas de viaje.

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El aterrizaje de Emirates se espera que sea un catalizador de los viajes aéreos internacionales desde Chile, por la capacidad ofrecida como por la oferta de destinos que incluye, favoreciendo el turismo en ambos sentidos. Según cifras de la Junta Aeronáutica Civil (JAC), la línea aérea de Dubái transporta en su primer mes de operaciones 10.807 pasajeros en la ruta Dubái – Sao Paulo (GRU) – Santiago, cifra que espera que aumente a medida que se concreten las reservas y aumente el conocimiento de la oferta en la población.

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Indeks saham teknologi S&P turun 0,5 persen usai melemah pada perdagangan kemarin. Enam perusahaan internet dan layanan Web, termasuk Apple, harus merinci praktik privasi data konsumen mereka ke panel Senat AS pada 26 September, meningkatkan kemungkinan regulasi yang lebih ketat.

Di antara enam perusahaan yang akan bersaksi akhir bulan ini, saham Twitter turun 3,7 persen, sementara Alphabet turun 1,5 persen. Facebook, bukan di antara perusahaan-perusahaan yang bersaksi, turun 2,4 persen.

 


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A Bulgarian couple spent a year flying in and out of Perth in preparation for the arrival of more than 30kg of meth on an ore carrier coming from China — only to be arrested within minutes of taking delivery of the multi-million dollar package. Georgi Stanchev, 47, and his partner Nadezhda Bratanova, 40, drove up and down the coast of WA in camper vans and hire cars in readiness for the docking of the bulk carrier, which floated into Dampier — along with Bulgarian crew member Sava Kuldzhiev — on March 12 this year. Also on board was the huge stash of meth, some of which was hidden in a bright orange life vest that Kuldzhiev was wearing as he disembarked....
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Iran will embrace Beijing as an alternative market for its oil and financial transactions amid U.S. sanctions.

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          Làm giàu cho Việt cộng      Cache   Translate Page      
VNCH- Ngọc Trương (Danlambao) Cách đây vài hôm, có hai người bạn cũ từ xa ghé thăm. Chuyện bạn bè dẫn đến chuyện công tác từ thiện tại Việt Nam. Tôi có đề cập đến bài: “Làm từ thiện trên mănh đất tạm dung” của tác giả Mai Thanh Truyết. Người bạn thứ nhất từng là nhân viên nhân viên kế toán cho công ty Anh tại Singapore, đã về hưu. Anh thứ hai, nhân viên ngân hàng ở Luxembourg. Với kiến thức và kinh nghiệm chuyên môn trong nghề, hai anh giải thích và cho biết ý nghĩa đằng sau của việc "từ thiện".

Hai anh ngẫu nhiên, luân phiên bổ túc giúp cho tôi, một khán/thính giả rất dốt nát về lãnh vực tài chánh, lờ mờ hiểu ở mức sơ đẳng nhất. Dù biết sẽ có ít nhiều phản ứng từ bạn đọc, như :"Nói không có căn cứ, bằng chứng..." hoặc là "Vơ đũa cả nắm"... Nhưng thông tin cần được chia sẻ và soi sáng từ phía bạn đọc để mọi người cùng nhau hiểu rõ vấn đề. 

Chúng tôi cố gắng đơn giản hoá việc giải thích về luân lưu tiền mặt (hay luân lưu hiện kim- cash flow) trong hoạt động từ thiện giả dối của CS Việt Nam, kinh doanh, tẩu tán tiền có lợi cho chúng. 


Dân bán drug, trồng cỏ (weed) mua bán hoàn toàn bằng tiền mặt, dễ dàng và tránh bị cảnh sát theo dõi. Tiền lời tích tụ càng nhiều cần được bạch hóa hay rửa tiền (blanchiment d'argent/money laundering) để biến thành tiền hợp pháp. 



Theo như sơ đồ trên, tiền bất lương từ nhiều nguồn khác nhau tập trung về cho Việt cộng, bọn CS sẽ chuyển tiền mặt vào ngân hàng có mối làm ăn lâu dài và chịu chi phối của CS (đặc biệt là Tàu cộng) như HSBC, hoặc Bank of China. 

Tiền vào ngân hàng được biến thành hợp pháp, đem ra đầu tư vào bất động sản (nhà, đất đai, nông trại...) tại bản xứ (thí dụ như Mỹ, Pháp, Úc...), kể cả đem xây chùa cho sư sải cộng sản làm nơi trú ẩn, hoạt động lung lạc dân Việt hải ngoại. 

Hòa thượng XYZ, tức "Thích búa liềm" thực ra chính là "đồng chí thượng tá" Nguyễn ABC, thuộc Vụ hải ngoại, Bộ công an Việt cộng, vân vân. "Thích búa liềm" từng học đạo 3 năm với Thích Trí Quang (nhà chuyên môn tuyệt thực nhiều năm, chỉ uống sâm Đại Hàn chánh gốc để sống). 


Tiền cúng dường tam bảo hải ngoại (Pháp, Đức, Mỹ, Úc...) để xây chùa, dựng tượng bản xứ phục vụ cộng đồng, một phần thanh toán tiền xây cất, vật dụng, các đồ trang trí và nhân công. Phần còn dư, xây xài trong chùa, và phần ít được nói tới, hay không bao giờ nói tới - tiền mặt (đô la) giao thẳng cho tòa đại sứ VC sở tại, chuyển vào ngân hàng VC, CS có phương tiện tiền bạc cho công tác tuyên truyền, gián điệp. 

Bảo trợ hội chợ, ca nhạc hội do tòa đại sứ VC ủng hộ, giúp bảo lãnh qua đám cưới giả các cán bộ an ninh nằm vùng. Mở hay mua các báo tiếng Việt, đài truyền hình Việt địa phương, vận động đưa cán bộ CS ra tranh cử các tổ chức của cộng đồng Việt Nam... 

Cũng phải nói đến tiền hoàn toàn hợp pháp do đồng bào hải ngoại gởi về cho gia đình, hoặc cho các chương trình cứu trợ, từ thiện trong nước, hoặc xây chùa, nhà thờ mới, sửa chữa am cũ, lăng cỗ... 

Tổng số hàng năm từ 10 đến 13 tỷ USD. Của không vốn, trên trời rớt xuống cúng cho đảng CS và bọn cầm quyền Hà nội! 

Nói theo kiểu VC: Trên cả uyệt vời! 

Gián tiếp, chúng ta nuôi nấng VC ngày thêm vững mạnh. 

Tiền sạch còn được dùng tái đầu tư off-shore, qua các ngân hàng hải ngoại xa như vùng Caribbean: Bahamas, Trinidad Tobego, Cuba, Jamaica, Barbados, Panama... (nghe quen quá phải không bạn, du lịch các xứ nầy rẽ chán). 

Tháng tư năm 2016, xảy ra vụ tai tiếng gọi là Panama papers, lộ hồ sơ trốn thuế và các trương mục bí mật hải ngoại của nhiều tên tuổi lớn thế giới, liên quan cả Putin Tổng thống Nga, Thủ tướng Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson phải từ chức, chưa kể có tên của 7 uỷ viên Bộ chính trị CS Trung cộng đương nhiệm hoặc đã về hưu. 

Li Xiaolin con gái của cựu Thủ tướng TC Lý Bằng, Hu Dehua con trai của Thủ tướng Hồ diệu Bang, Deng Jiagui anh em rể của Tập Cận Bình. 

Toàn là tai to mặt lớn, đầy dẫy "đạo đức cách mạng" kiểu CS, nhưng thích giàu có sung sướng kiểu tư bản. 

Như vậy, bạn và tôi đã hiểu thêm một chút tại sao thủ tướng CSNguyễn xuân Phúc, Bộ trưởng y tế Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến có tiền cho mấy đứa con trai, hay Nguyễn Lê Huỳnh Trúc con gái của thượng tướng CS Nguyễn Trọng Nghĩa, Phó chủ nhiệm Tổng cục Chính trị quân đội, cầm đầu bọn 47 (xem bài DLB - Chiến Trường Internet Và Lực Lượng 47) có tiền du học, hay "du học trốn" tại Mỹ, hoặc các xứ tử bản hạng nặng khác. 


Làm sao tiền rửa sạch (bạch hoá hợp pháp) 

Ông ABC, để dành tiền làm nail hơn 20 năm hầu về VN sống lúc tuổi già. ABC rất khôn ngoan biết phải "kiếm một thằng cán bộ nào đó bao che, cho an toàn khi về ở VN". 

Nhờ quen biết, ông ABC liên lạc làm ăn với một anh "người ngoài ấy", hùn vốn mở tiệm mua bán vật liệu xây cất ở Ohio. Bán sắt thép, xi măng, gỗ và các vật liệu xây cất nhà, cả dây điện, công tắc đèn. 

Thầy "Thích sao vàng" muốn xây kiểng chùa phục vụ bá tánh, cộng đồng VN ở xứ người, thầy quyên được 800 ngàn đô la (chỉ là con số thí dụ) tiền mặt. 

“Thích sao vàng” cất 100 ngàn tiền mặt làm của "chùa", nhưng là của riêng cho thầy, không phải là “của chùa” theo nghĩa thông thường! 

Nộp 700 ngàn vào ngân hàng có uy tín như Bank of America ở Mỹ, Royal bank of Canada (thì ở Canada chớ đâu nữa), hay Crédit Agricole của Pháp, ngoan ngoãn như một công dân tốt, lương thiện. 

Thầy nhờ công ty của ông ABC lo mọi việc xây cất, xin giấy phép. Tổng cộng chi phí xây chùa thiệt ngon chỉ tới 500 ngàn đô la (cũng là con số thí dụ). 

Còn lại 200 ngàn (thầy sực mất 100 ngàn tiền mặt rồi): 

1/ Giao cho tòa lãnh sự VC sở tại, coi như đóng góp cho "quê hương", lãnh sự VC sẽ dùng hành lý ngoại giao (valise diplomatique/ diplomatic bag) gởi đi HSBC ở Hồng Kông và cất ở đó, hoặc từ HSBC sẽ nhập vào trương mục của "anh" Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, hay "anh" Nguyễn Phú Trọng, tại Bahamas, Cuba... 

Con cháu mấy "anh cấp trên" có tiền ăn học ở Mỹ, ở Đức, Úc, mua nhà rộng, nhà nghỉ mát, cottage, bao các em tóc vàng ăn chơi thâu đêm, hay sắm xe Rolls-Royce đời mới đi lại cho đỡ mệt, tất cả do tiền "nhân dân ta ở nước ngoài" đổ mồ hôi đóng góp. 

Tuyệt vời! 

Hành lý ngoại giao, hoàn toàn miễn khám xét 
miễn sao có quốc hiệu và thường có nhân viên ngoại giao đi kèm. 

Có thể là 1 va ly, có thể là một container, thùng gỗ… 

2/ Cách thứ hai, công ty của ông ABC, viết hoá đơn 700 ngàn đô la trọn vẹn cho công tác xây chùa. 

“Thích sao vàng” ký cheque trả 700 ngàn cho ABC. 

Tiền thặng dư 200 ngàn, ABC ký trả 100 ngàn cho tiệm bán bàn ghế, tượng đồng, tượng Phật, trống, nhang đèn, bồn sứ, hoa sen vàng..., còn 100 ngàn ông ABC trả lương cho chính ông và các nhân viên, bảo hiểm, đóng tiền thất nghiệp, thuế buôn bán. Hoàn toàn hợp lệ. Dĩ nhiên phải có lời nhiều. 

Tiệm bán bàn ghế nói trên, do ông DEF làm chủ, ông cũng có quan hệ "tốt đẹp" với "mấy ảnh" ở tòa đại sứ VC, cũng như Ban ngoại thương ở Hà nội. 

Nói thẳng ra cả hai ABC, DEF đều là bọn làm ăn buôn bán với CS, miễn sao có lợi cho cá nhân và kiếm nhiều tiền, về VN an hưởng tuổi già, hay về VN "giải trí" hàng năm. Chúng không ngần ngại rửa tiền cho VC. 

Đến đây, hy vọng bạn đọc nhìn thấy tại sao phải cẩn thận trong việc từ thiện, cứu trợ, xây chùa ở Việt Nam. Hoặc cả việc xây chùa ở các quốc gia nơi bạn đọc đang sinh sống. Trước khi bạn trao một số tiền dù nhỏ với tinh thần "của ít lòng nhiều", nên biết rõ số tiền bạn giúp sẽ tới tay ai, sẽ đi về đâu. 

Ai là người hưởng lợi từ tấm lòng nhân ái của bạn? 

Dĩ nhiên không phải nhìn đâu cũng với cặp mắt nghi kỵ, nhìn đâu cũng thay dối trá của CS, không phải hòa thượng, thầy tu nào cũng là tay sai CS. 

Xây dựng chùa chiền, nhà thờ cho cộng đồng Việt Nam ở mỗi địa phương, hay việc tương tế, cứu trợ không phải tất cả đều do CS giật dây. 

Khi nào nên giúp, khi nào không nên giúp. Khi nào đáng tin, khi nào không đáng tin. Không phải dễ. 

Câu trả lời do chính bạn. 


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          Việt Nam đang bị xâm lăng bằng “chiến tranh mềm” và ủng hộ biểu tình chống xâm lăng "giùm" đảng và nhà nước      Cache   Translate Page      
ﬦ Δ ﬦ ﬦ ΔΟ (Danlambao) - Từ ngày khai thiên lập địa, con người đã biết tranh giành đánh nhau vì sự sinh tồn, cũng như mục đích giành dân lấn đất, hoặc buộc người khác phục tùng theo ý mình, gọi chung là “chiến tranh”. Vì con người dùng vũ khí máu lữa để tàn sát lẫn nhau, nên gọi là “Chiến Tranh Nóng”. Từ đó, nó biến đổi theo thời gian: Có “Chiến Tranh Lạnh”, nghĩa là nhìn nhau không đánh, nhưng bụng đầy bồ dao găm và đem chiến tranh nóng cho người khác lãnh đạn; có “Chiến Tranh Thương Mại”, không dùng vũ khí, mà dùng việc trao đổi mua bán để làm cho đối thủ xấc bấc xang bang đi đến sụp đổ; và cũng có một loại chiến tranh khác, ít ai để ý và chưa có tên, xin tạm gọi là “Chiến Tranh Mềm”. Nghe thì êm tai nhẹ nhàng, nhưng rất thâm độc và tinh vi, nghĩa là nó không dùng vũ khí, không giết người, nhưng làm diệt vong một dân tộc bằng một sự điều khiển từ xa, gọi là remote control. Thật vậy, chỉ cần một cái bấm, nó sẽ làm thay đổi một trận chiến. 

Vô phước thay! Việt Nam ta bị Tàu Cộng xâm lăng bằng cuộc “Chiến Tranh Mềm” đó. Nó đã và đang hoành hành khốc liệt trên nhiều phương diện: chính trị, kinh tế, xã hội, và văn hóa. Ở đây, chỉ bàn tổng quát cái “nhìn thấy” của nhiều người cùng nhìn chung về hiện tình VN, để suy luận về cuộc “Xâm Lăng Mềm” của người “anh em láng giềng: 4 tốt, 16 chữ vàng”.

1. Xâm Lăng Chính Trị Mềm

Nhìn là thấy, cái gì Tàu Cộng làm thì Việt Cộng cũng bắt chước làm theo để y như là bản sao của TC. Cộng thêm những lối hành xử: TC đối với VN rất trịch thượng, mắng mỏ VN là đứa con hoang cần dạy dỗ; coi VN là một chư hầu thuộc địa cần phải đồng hóa và khai thác; còn tập đoàn cai trị CSVN đối với TC thì quỳ lụy, cúi đầu, lo sợ “quan ngại ngoại giao”. 

Những điều trên, làm cho người dân có cảm tưởng rằng CSVN bị TC nắm đầu và bảo làm những điều gì đó, theo một mật lệnh gì đó mà phải tuân hành tuyệt đối. Tác giả không dám ám chỉ về “Mật Ước Thành Đô” vì không thấy bằng chứng rõ ràng, nhưng dường như những diễn biến trên trường chính trị hằng ngày là bằng chứng để người dân “nhìn thấy” những điều trên là đúng: Việt Cộng đang thực hiện dần dần một mật ước mà người bấm nút điều khiển từ xa là Tàu Cộng. Làm sao nhà cầm quyền CSVN giải thích rõ ràng được các cột mốc, những vùng đất biên giới, biển đảo, ải Nam Quan, thác Bản Giốc tự nhiên biến mất; rừng đầu nguồn bị cho thuê gần như cho không; các trọng điểm quốc gia trên cao nguyên cũng không thoát; và có những nơi trên nước Việt mà người Việt bị cấm không được đến? 

Thật quá vô lý! Vô lý hơn nữa, những người cầm đầu lại hèn nhát để biển đảo bị TC ngang nhiên chiếm đoạt, bắn chết quân mình mà không hề có phản ứng. Dân mình ra đánh cá thì bị tàu TC đâm chìm, cướp phá và bắn giết mà nhà nước không ai dám mở miệng, còn ngụy biện là “tàu lạ”, không dám nêu đích danh! 

Bây giờ, bất chấp dư luận, (ý kiến người dân), tự động dâng cho Tàu ba vùng trọng điểm chiến lược an ninh và kinh tế quốc gia: Vân Đồn, Bắc Vân Phong và Phú Quốc. Còn hơn nữa, biên giới được mở rộng, ưu ái cho dân Tàu ra vô không kiểm soát. 

Nhiêu đó, để người dân có thể quả quyết rằng: Các ông bà lãnh đạo CSVN chỉ là quan thái thú tân thời bị remote control điều khiển từ xa ở “nước lạ”. Suy diễn ra VN đang bị “Xâm lăng Tranh Chính Trị Mềm”, có nghĩa là VN đang bị TC nắm đầu! 

2. Xâm Lăng Kinh Tế Mềm

Nói về kinh tế, ai cũng biết là VN có nền kinh tế lệ thuộc, lụn bại và không có tương lai. Nhan nhản đầy ra, ở đâu, hầu như ai cũng thấy đồ đạc “Made in China” (MiC); công trình lớn nào cũng có nhà thầu hoặc tiền vay mượn đầu tư “MiC”; cơ sở kỹ nghệ lớn, phần nhiều cũng “MiC”; và đến các thương gia nhỏ lẻ loi len lõi vào ngõ nghách sản xuất, trồng trọt, chăn nuôi của bần dân cũng có “MiC”. 

“MiC” đến VN không làm cho kinh tế phát triển, toàn đem theo những điều xấu mà người dân “nhìn thấy” hàng ngày. Những công trình mượn vốn “MiC” và được nhà thầu “MiC” xây cất, ít khi hiện đại, đúng tiêu chuẩn quốc tế, “đúng quy trình”, và đem lại được những lợi ích thiết thực, làm cho người dân “nhìn thấy” rõ, tất cả chỉ là những cái bẫy, đồ dõm và đểu. Và những điều đó, có thể dẫn đến việc cắt đất trừ nợ; biến VN thành bãi rác tiêu thụ đồ dõm (hàng không đúng tiêu chuẩn bị trả lại khi xuất cảng qua các nước khác); hoặc dùng VN “bán hàng giùm” qua các nước tư bản. 

Mới đây, dự án đường sắt đô thị Cát Linh - Hà Đông vừa hoàn thành. Nó là một thí dụ cho việc mượn vốn và xây cất của Tàu. Theo báo chí, dự án có nhiều bất cập để không thiết thực trở thành dự án tầm cở ích nước lợi dân; nó cũng không đúng tiêu chuẩn và xứng đáng với số tiền bỏ ra; và vé tàu có in tiếng Tàu. Sao không in tiếng Anh để hội nhập và sánh vai cùng thế giới như đã từng lớn tiếng hô hào? Nếu có dịp hỏi ra lẽ, thì chắc lãnh đạo nước ta cũng lếu láo trả lời rằng: Đi từ Cát Linh đến Hà Đông bằng tàu thì phải in tiếng Tàu chứ in tiếng gì! 

Còn các thương gia Tàu đến VN, họ mua chi hàng loạt những sản phẩm, nông sản không hợp lý với giá trên trời dưới đất? Hay đó là những mánh khóe làm lũng đoạn thị trường, làm ngất ngư người dân nghèo nông thôn? 

Mới đây, nhà nước CSVN còn cho lưu hành Nhân Dân Tệ ở 7 tỉnh biên giới. Có chắc chỉ có các tỉnh này hay là lần lượt thêm nhiều tỉnh để cuối cùng cả nước? Đừng nói chi xa xôi, mà nói đến ngày mai, dân buôn tỉnh lẻ vào Đà Nẳng, Nha Trang, nơi mà dân Tàu đông hơn quân Nguyên, xài Mao tệ với nhau thì ai cấm được? Rồi “người lạ” giao dịch với “người quen” có kiểm soát được không? Những người quen này “giao lưu” với nhau với nhiều lợi nhuận, thì một vài triệu bôi trơn ai cản được? Thế rồi, qua ngày mai, ngày mốt cả nước xài Mao Tệ là chuyện bình thường. 

Vậy, tương lai kinh tế VN đi về đâu, khi con đinh ốc mình không làm được và cũng không có sản phẩm thương hiệu nào có tiếng trên thương trường quốc tế, mà phần nhiều đều có đoàn quân xâm lượt “MiC” cung cấp, thì trong cuộc “Chiến Tranh Kinh Tế Mềm” này, VN thua là cái chắc! 

3. Xâm Lăng Xã Hội Mềm: 

Hỏi đến người dân nào thì ai cũng biết mình đang sống chung với hóa chất, hít thở không khí ô nhiễm và bắt đầu sống chung với “người lạ có nền văn hóa văn minh của năm một ngàn chín trăm hồi đó”. 

Có thể nói rằng VN là xã hội hóa chất. Xa hơn nữa là nơi thí nghiệm công nghệ hóa chất. Đố ai sống ở VN mà không ăn uống hóa chất của các chợ biên giới, chợ Kim Biên? Chỉ nhìn vào gian hàng hóa chất, những can chai nhựa, cần xé, bịt ni-lông cũ kỹ, dơ bẩn đựng hóa chất nằm lăn lóc dưới mặt sàn ướt át nhuộm màu đỏ xanh, không có nhãn hiệu xuất xứ, mà những thứ đó lại nằm trên mâm cơm hàng ngày trong gia đình mình thì không hãi hùng sao được? Ngoài những thức ăn, rau quả, trái cây,... có tẩm hóa chất, còn có hàng giả, thuốc giả tràn ngập thị trường mà hầu hết xuất xứ cũng từ Tàu. 

Năm nay, bánh trung thu nhập cảng từ Tàu, làm cho dân nghi ngờ sợ an toàn của nó, làm cho người dân hể thấy bất cứ hàng “MiC”, cũng “nhìn thấy” lấp lánh cái nhãn đầu lâu có hai ống xương chéo ẩn hiện. 

Còn nhìn lên bầu trời trên những vùng có công nghệ, công trình, cơ sở kỹ nghệ “MiC”, người dân cũng “nhìn thấy” những cụm mây thần chết nhe răng cười ngạo nghễ như ở: Bôxit Tây Nguyên, nhà máy Formosa, nhiệt điện Vĩnh Tân, thì bảo sao người dân không “bức xúc”? 

Và về việc sống chung với “người lạ”. Gần đây, ở nhiều vùng lại xuất hiện những người “dân lạ”, sống tự nhiên như nhà mình, giao dịch và hành xử với người bản địa như những kẻ mạnh thời Trung Cổ. Và chuyện này, người dân đã “nhìn thấy” nó đang bắt đầu tiệm tiến theo bước chân của những kẻ xâm lăng. 

Mọi thứ được tuồn vào VN vô tội vạ. Ai đem nó đến? Có phải VN đang bị “Xâm Lăng Xã Hội Mềm” không? Đúng hay sai gì cũng vậy, muốn hay không muốn người dân cũng phải sống chung với tất cả vì quen lạ gì cũng là một! Dân Nha Trang đang nếm mùi rồi! 

4. Xâm Lăng Văn Hóa Mềm 

Không cần nói nhiều về mọi thứ, mà chỉ cần 2 điều thời sự nóng bỏng mà trên mạng và báo lề đảng bàn luận đầy dẫy như là: việc trai gái bày trò học tập đú đởn và trẻ con phải học tiếng Việt cải cách. 

Trai gái học tập bằng mọi phương tiện trong sáng là chuyện bình thường, đằng này, lại bằng những trò gợi dục làm cho ông bà ngồi trên bàn thờ phải xấu hỗ thì không thể chấp nhận được. Chỉ nội nhìn con gà cúng trần truồng trước mặt, ông bà cũng không vui mà phù hộ cho con cháu, thì lần này, chắc chắn ông bà phải từ luôn con cháu, bởi vì con cháu đã thấm nhuần việc học tập và làm theo tấm gương đạo đức, cùng với kết quả việc trăm năm trồng người của “Bác” rồi. Thế thì còn chi dòng giống Lạc Hồng! 

Nhưng tại sao ông bà lại không cho học tập theo gương “Bác”? Bởi vì có quá nhiều “tin tức sai lầm và đánh phá”, đem lại nghi ngờ rằng “Bác” không phải là con Rồng cháu Tiên? Như gần đây, Dân Làm Báo đã nêu bằng chứng của đảng và nhà nước là công nhận Nguyễn Ái Quốc và Hồ Chí Minh là hai người. 

Còn về việc bắt trẻ con phải học Chữ Việt mới, công nghệ mới với âm điệu na ná giống tiếng Tàu, thì miễn bàn nhiều vì dân mạng đã phân tích đầy đủ và cũng không quên quăng vào mặt Bùi Hiền và Hồ Ngọc Đại nguyên cuốn tự điển chửi rủa của dân gian. Chỉ nêu một vài vấn đề chính: 

Hai ông ấy là ai mà dám ngang nhiên qua mặt mọi người quá trắng trợn, để đùng một cái, áp đặt lên đầu thế hệ trẻ, rường cột của quốc gia, mà không phải qua “đúng một qui trình nhân dân” nào? Đó là chưa nói đến luật pháp, nhà nước, quốc hội, bộ Giáo Dục ở đâu? Còn nói, nếu nhà nước đứng sau lưng, thì chuyện văn hóa của một dân tộc, sự tồn vong của một đất nước, đâu một sáng một chiều bảo dân phải chấp nhận chuyện đã rồi? 

Nếu tiếng Việt cải cách được áp đặt, thì sau một thế hệ, con cháu mình có đọc được những tài liệu văn hóa lịch sử ngàn năm chống Tàu không? Ai có trách nhiệm dịch lại tất cả? Lỡ nhà nước “quên” không thèm dịch và chúng ta đang ngậm hờn nơi chín suối, thì con cháu mình bị Hán hóa, có còn tha thiết dịch lại những tài liệu đó không? 

Nghĩ đến đây, người dân liên tưởng đến việc mỗi lần Tàu xâm lăng là mỗi lần họ đốt sách, hủy hoại công trình văn hóa đất nước. Từ đó, người dân “nhìn thấy” tiếng Việt, nguồn Việt đang bị “Xâm Lăng Mềm” tiêu diệt! Và nếu không ngăn chặn sớm, dân tộc Việt sẽ bị đồng hóa. 

Lượm thơ trên mạng của tác giả Δﬦ ﬦ ﬦ ﬦ ﬦ ﬦ ΟΟ, xin chia sẻ: 

Đó là đạo đức bác Hồ, 
Đó là thực hiện mưu đồ Việt gian: 
“Gây ra đạo đức suy tàn, 
Một nền văn hóa ngoại bang chư hầu.” 
Phá tan nguồn Việt từ lâu 
Biến thành tạp chủng thân trâu, kiếp bò 
Nên giờ nam nữ bày trò 
Đú đa đú đởn, chẳng lo học hành 
Bày trò trai đút, gái bành 
Dậm da dậm dựt, trở thành dâm sư 
Còn đâu công tử, tiểu thư, 
Còn đâu một mãnh địa dư kiêu hùng! 
Trẻ thì học chữ kẻ khùng 
“Kặt Qu”, “Zâm Zụk” cho trùng Hán gian 
Còn đâu một mảnh giang san 
Văn chương sức sống, suy tàn từ lâu! 
Trăm năm chữ Việt in sâu 
Chữ còn, còn nước là câu sinh tồn 
Trăm năm dân Việt lớn khôn 
Thanh niên phải học suy tôn cơ đồ 
Bây giờ, già trẻ “tam vô” 
Tương lai cũng chỉ nắm mồ mà thôi! 

Kết: 

Có những lãnh vực khác, không trực tiếp hứng chịu cuộc “Chiến Tranh Mềm” như là: tham nhũng, dân oan, và bất ổn xã hội. Chi tiết hơn về bất ổn xã hội là: đường xá xe cộ nhà cửa vô trật tự, đời sống không an toàn, con người trở nên hung hãn, cướp giựt hoành hành,... Tất cả đó, có thể do ảnh hưởng gián tiếp của “Chiến Tranh Mềm” gây ra, nên không bàn. 

Ở đây, chỉ gom nhặt và tóm tắt những điều mà con người phàm mắt thịt “nhìn thấy” cùng nhiều điều báo lề đảng xác nhận, cộng với những chuyện xảy ra hằng ngày làm bằng chứng, để dẫn đến một chuyện mà đương nhiên sẽ xảy ra là việc người dân xuống đường biểu tình đòi quyền: “Tôi Muốn Biết” nếu nhà cầm quyền cố tình im lặng, qua mặt dân. 

Nếu càng bị đàn áp và bắt dân bỏ tù vì biểu tình “chống xâm lăng giùm nhà nước”, dân càng tin rằng đất nước đang lâm nguy bởi cuộc “Xâm Lăng Mềm”, được điều khiển bằng remote control ở Bắc Kinh, mà tổng chỉ huy quân xâm lược là Hồ Tập Chương. Và nhà nước ta là nơi nhận tín hiệu biến cho dân như con ếch đang bị đun sôi, sung sướng hưởng thụ trong làn nước ấm... dần và nóng dần. 

Trước khi chụp mũ người viết cũng như người dân biểu tình là phản động, xin các ông bà lãnh đạo lên tiếng công đạo về những điều người dân “nhìn thấy” trước mắt cùng diễn biến của nó để suy luận rõ ràng rằng đất nước đang bị “Chiến Tranh Mềm”, đúng hay không? Nếu các ông bà không thấy những điều dân “nhìn thấy”, thì chính các ông bà là phản động. Cuối cùng các ông bà cũng nên nhớ rằng, càng ngày các cuộc biểu tình chống xâm lăng càng có cường độ mạnh để đủ đập tan giặc nội xâm, nơi nhận tín hiệu của remote control, đó là phương cách tốt nhất đánh tan giặc ngoại xâm. 

Tác giả: 


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Đố vui: Bạn nào ở VN đoán trúng tên tác giả, xin tặng 4 triệu. (Tên tác giả là nội dung bài viết). 

Ký hiệu: ﬦ tượng trưng cho những chữ có dấu trên đầu. 
Ký hiệu: Δ tượng trưng cho những chữ có dấu dưới đích. 
Ký hiệu: Ο tượng trưng cho những chữ không dấu. 

Thí dụ: Οﬦ ﬦ ﬦ ﬦ ﬦ ﬦ ΔΔ = Muôn đời Đỗ Mười Bùi Hèn Hồ Ngọc Dại

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          GUSTO DI MELIGA 2018 - 12° EDIZIONE      Cache   Translate Page      
    SAGRA “GUSTO DI MELIGA”  La dodicesima edizione della sagra di valorizzazione del  “Pan ëd Melia” a Chiusa di San Michele (TO)   Il 16 Settembre 2018 si terrà a Chiusa di San Michele la dodicesima edizione di “Gusto di Meliga”, l’evento di promozione e valorizzazione del prodotto tipico tradizionale: il “Pan ëd Melia”   Il Pan ed Melia: prodotto tradizionale a base di farina di meliga, latte, zucchero, uva passa, semi di finocchio, cotto in forno, che presenta una tipica forma a stirottini, riscoperto a Chiusa grazie anche al contributo di un panificatore locale. Si può trovare nella versione tradizionale dolce ma anche in una gustosa versione salata e in diverse variazioni. Il prodotto tipico è registrato con il marchio “Pan ëd melia dla Ciusa”.   La grande sagra di domenica 16 settembre comprenderà la mostra mercato dei prodotti tipici e di artigianato locale, con oltre cento espositori per le vie del paese. Una giornata incentrata sul mais e su cultura e tradizioni ad esso legate, che negli ultimi anni ha assunto una rilevanza sempre maggiore, arrivando a portare in paese diverse migliaia di persone.    Nell’occasione si potrà assistere alle dimostrazioni di sgranatura della meliga con i macchinari di un tempo ed ammirare la rappresentazione di antichi mestieri messa in scena dall’associazione “I vej mestè” di Barge.  Sarà poi possibile ammirare l’esposizione di trattori d’epoca, ed assaggiare il “Pan ëd Melia” e tanti altri prodotti tipici della Val di Susa nei diversi punti degustazione.    La giornata sarà animata da gruppi musicali: dalla locale Filarmonica Chiusina, dal gruppo occitano “I musicanti di Halanwà” e da “R.G.S. Acoustic Trio”.   Tra le altre attrazioni della giornata le esibizioni della scuola “DNA danza” in Piazza della Repubblica e l’accampamento medioevale allestito da “La Lancia di San Michele” in cui sarà possibile fare un tuffo nel passato di quasi mille anni e cimentarsi in alcune attività.   Per i bambini ci saranno giostre (con biglietto unico per tutta la giornata) e iniziative a loro dedicate.   Molti anche gli appuntamenti culturali in programma nella giornata, dalla mostra della fotografa Gabriella Allasio presso il salone polivalente, alle aperture straordinarie e gratuite del museo “Tradizioni di vita contadina” presso la Ex Latteria, alla visita con guida ai siti della Ex Cappella di San Giuseppe e del planetario, con proiezioni commentate della volta celeste.   Per gli interessati a scoprire storia e tradizioni di Chiusa San Michele ci sarà inoltre la possibilità di visitare la Chiesa Parrocchiale, la Cappella di S.Croce ed i luoghi caratteristici del centro storico.   Resta l’appuntamento con l’esposizione di piatti a base di mais da tutto il mondo, in piazza della Repubblica, ma soprattutto il concorso culinario che anche quest’anno assegnerà il premio per il miglior “Pan ëd Melia dla Ciusa” la cui premiazione si terrà in Piazza della Repubblica alle ore 17.    Oltre ai diversi punti gastronomici in paese, nella giornata si potrà mangiare all’aperitivo delle ore 12, al pranzo in piazza della Repubblica a partire dalle ore 12,30 e, sempre in piazza della Repubblica, a partire dalle 18,30 alla grande polentata che concluderà questa dodicesima edizione di Gusto di Meliga.
La Sagra di domenica 16 Settembre è preceduta da altri eventi:    Mercoledì 12 settembre: serata culturale “Quale futuro per il prodotto tipico locale?”.    Alle ore 21 presso il salone polivalente di via General Cantore, sarà possibile ascoltare gli interventi di Alessandra Maritano, giornalista e presidente del Civico Museo Etnografico del Pinerolese, e di Ezio Giai, esperto di sviluppo dei prodotti tradizionali e membro del Cda della Strada Reale dei Vini Torinesi.  Nell’occasione verranno premiati i vincitori del concorso “Chiusa fiorita 2018”.    Giovedì 13 Settembre: per gli sportivi la corsa podistica Meliga Run organizzata dall'Unione Sportiva San Michele per le strade del paese e … per i campi di meliga.                                            Manifestazione non competitiva aperta a tutti. Ritrovo alle ore 18 in piazza della Repubblica.   Sabato 15 settembre: una caratteristica cena itinerante per le vie del paese, a partire dalle ore 19.00, animata dal gruppo medioevale “La lancia di San Michele” a cui seguirà alle ore 22.30, in piazza della Repubblica, il grande spettacolo di giochi di fuoco con il gruppo storico “Burgo Turris”.  I posti per la cena sono limitati. Per partecipare è necessario prenotarsi entro il 13 settembre, telefonando al numero 388.4394291.      CHIUSA DI SAN MICHELE
Comune della Bassa Valle di Susa, a circa 30 km da Torino, situato all’imbocco della valle nei   luoghi (le Clusae Longobardorum) che furono teatro nel 773 dell’epico scontro in cui Carlo Magno e i suoi Franchi sconfissero i Longobardi di Re Desiderio, aprendosi la via verso la conquista dell’Italia (evento celebrato dal Manzoni nel poema “Adelchi”).    L’abitato è sovrastato dall’imponente mole della millenaria abbazia della Sacra di San Michele, eretta verso la fine del X secolo col nome di “San Michele della Chiusa”, raggiungibile con una breve escursione tra i boschi.   Una passeggiata per il piccolo centro può far apprezzare gli edifici storici, tra cui la Chiesa         parrocchiale dedicata a San Pietro Apostolo, la Cappella di S. Croce, il sito delle mura longobarde, scorci caratteristici del paesaggio e dell’abitato. Ospita un Planetario e il museo “Tradizioni di vita contadina” nella Ex Latteria.   Il paese ha ricevuto a partire dal 2010 il riconoscimento di Comune fiorito con 3 fiori, e la menzione speciale al premio Il Gusto del Paesaggio.    E’ raggiungibile da Torino attraverso l’autostrada A32, uscita Avigliana Ovest e successivamente la SS 25. E’ possibile anche utilizzare la linea ferroviaria Torino-Bardonecchia.

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          For the first time since Obamacare passed, the number of Americans without health insurance did not fall      Cache   Translate Page      

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  • The percentage of Americans without health insurance remained steady at 8.8% in 2017, according to the Census Bureau.
  • The flat rate was the first time since 2010 that the number of uninsured did not fall since the Affordable Care Act's passage in 2010.
  • The Census also showed a growing divide between states that took advantage of Obamacare's Medicaid expansion and those that declined the expansion.

The percentage of Americans without health insurance did not decline on 2017, marking the first time since the passage of the Affordable Care Act that the uninsured rate held steady.

According to the Census Bureau28.5 million Americans, or 8.8% of the population, went without health coverage in 2017. That number was a slight increase from the 28.1 million Americans without insurance in 2016, though the rate of 8.8% was consistent. The Census Bureau said the increase was not statistically significant.

The Census report also confirmed the growing chasm between states that decided to take advantage of the ACA's Medicaid expansion and those that did not.

The ACA, better known as Obamacare, allowed states to expand Medicaid coverage to people making up to 138% of the federal poverty line. Since then, 31 states and Washington, DC, have adopted the expansion.

"In states that expanded Medicaid eligibility ('expansion states'), the uninsured rate in 2017 was 6.5%, compared with 12.2% in states that did not expand Medicaid eligibility ('non-expansion states')," the Census Bureau said in the report.

In fact, the uninsured rate in states that did not expand Medicaid went up 0.7 percentage points compared to the stable rate in states that did expand Medicaid. Since 2013, the uninsured rate in expansion states is down 7 percentage points, compared to just 5.3 percentage points in non-expansion states.

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The flat uninsured rate came in President Donald Trump's first full year in office. Throughout the year, Republicans and the Trump administration attempted to dismantle Obamacare, though multiple bids to repeal and replace the ACA failed.

The administration did take actions that many experts said would destabilize Obamacare's individual insurance marketplaces, including reducing outreach to get people to sign up for plans.

Perhaps most significantly, Republicans repealed Obamacare's individual mandate — the requirement that all Americans get insurance or face a monetary penalty — as part of their tax bill.

Some experts blamed the stall on the meddling by the Trump administration and GOP.

Matt Broaddus, a senior research analyst at the left-leaning Center of Budget and Policy Priorities, pointed to the studies that showed a large swath of the uninsured are eligible for cheap coverage under the ACA as evidence that the uncertainty and lack of outreach were the cause of the stall.

"Last year’s sabotage efforts likely prevented additional coverage gains by creating barriers to obtaining available and affordable coverage," Broaddus wrote. "Roughly 55% of the uninsured are eligible for health insurance coverage with financial assistance under the ACA or other public programs, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Urban Institute find."

Phillip Klein, the managing editor of the Washington Examiner and conservative healthcare analyst, argued that the stability of the uninsured rate proved that Democrats claims that Trump "sabotaged" Obamacare are overblown.

"Had there been a significant dip, it would have bolstered Democrats' case," Klein wrote. "Now Republicans can argue that despite all of the apocalyptic warnings, the uninsured rate is the same under Trump as it was under Obama."

"Various actions of the Trump administration, such as slashing the ad and outreach budget for Obamacare and ending certain payments to insurers, have been used by Democrats to charge that the Trump administration has launched a concerted effort to sabotage the law. But that is not visible in the numbers," he said.

Larry Levitt, senior vice president at the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan healthcare think tank, said the new data is inconclusive to make a determination either way.

"Progress in reducing the uninsured rate was already stalled, pre-Trump," Levitt tweeted Wednesday. "Increases in the number of people uninsured could come this year and next, as changes to the ACA from the Trump administration and Congress take hold."

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          Bob Woodward book: Trump thought his tariffs were boosting jobs numbers — before any tariffs were imposed      Cache   Translate Page      

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  • President Donald Trump told former economic adviser Gary Cohn that strong jobs numbers were proof his tariffs were working, according to Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear: Trump in the White House."
  • The tariffs were not yet implemented.
  • Additionally, most economists agree that Trump's tariffs will cause a net loss of US jobs.
  • Both Cohn and the White House have pushed back on Woodward's reporting.

In early 2018, Gary Cohn came into the Oval Office to show President Donald Trump the monthly jobs report. It showed another strong month for the US labor market.

"I have the most perfect job numbers you're ever going to see," Cohn told the president, according to veteran journalist Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear: Trump in the White House."

Trump was pleased with the numbers and used them as confirmation that a new policy initiative was working.

"It's all because of my tariffs," Trump said. "They're working."

But there was an issue with that logic: Trump's tariffs were not yet in place.

While Woodward is vague about the exact timing of the discussion, Cohn announced his resignation from the White House on March 6 and left for good shortly after. The first wave of Trump's tariffs, on steel and aluminum, did not take effect until March 23.

Even then, the tariffs had exemptions for major metals sources, like Canada, the European Union, and Mexico. Trump's trade war did not really heat up until June, when Trump allowed the exemptions for the allies to expire and officially announced tariffs on billions of dollars worth of Chinese goods.

Cohn pushed back on Trump's assumptions about the tariffs, as well. Cohn, a former Goldman Sachs executive, argued that tariffs would damage the economy and hurt American workers.

According to most economic research, Trump tariffs will actually cause a net job loss. In the months since Trump's tariffs went into full effect, US small businesses have started announcing tariff-related layoffs, and job growth slowed in industries hit by the tariffs.

The exchange over tariffs is another example from Woodward's book of Cohn trying to explain economics to Trump. According to "Fear," Cohn was taken aback by Trump's lack of understanding about the federal deficit. The economic adviser also resorted to taking documents off Trump's desk to prevent the president from pulling out of major US trade deals, the book said.

Cohn released a statement on Tuesday that pushed back on Woodward's reporting but did not deny individual allegations made in "Fear."

"This book does not accurately portray my experience at the White House," Cohn told the news website Axios in a statement. "I am proud of my service in the Trump Administration, and I continue to support the President and his economic agenda."

The White House has also dismissed the book, calling Woodward's reporting "nothing more than fabricated stories."

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          'We're doing this in order to prevent World War III': I read Bob Woodward's explosive new Trump book cover-to-cover, and there's one big takeaway      Cache   Translate Page      

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  • Journalist Bob Woodward's explosive new book about President Donald Trump and his administration, "Fear: Trump in the White House," highlights one overriding theme in the president's worldview.
  • The most important thing is the bottom line.
  • The book portrays top military, foreign policy, and national security advisers fighting him on that point.

President Donald Trump's foreign policy is driven by one thing: the bottom line.

It's a different approach than perhaps any other in the nation's history — one that fits a president who made his experience in the business world. It runs counter to the advice of his top military and national security advisers, who time and time again try to make the case to him that the existing world order is worth paying for to "prevent World War III," as Defense Secretary James Mattis pointedly told him.

Amid all the eye-popping details from journalist Bob Woodward's explosive new book about President Donald Trump and his administration, "Fear: Trump in the White House," this theme stands out.

No argument from career officials — like Mattis, former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, former national security adviser H.R. McMaster, former National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford — seems to convince Trump that the system is worth upholding and footing much of the bill for.

"I'm tired of hearing that we have to do this or that to protect our homeland or to ensure our national security," Trump said during a discussion on what the game-plan moving forward on Afghanistan, according to the book.

Repeatedly, he denigrated the advice of those advisers because, as Trump said, they had no business experience and had no concept of money:

  • "These military guys, they don't get business," Trump said. "They know how to be soldiers and they know how to fight. They don't understand how much it's costing."
  • "All they want to do is protect everybody — that we pay for," he said of his group of military, foreign policy, and national security advisers.
  • Pointing to McMaster, who Woodward reported was never able to mesh well with the president, Trump said he didn't know how the Iraqi government "managed to fool McMaster, but he's not a businessman."
  • Trump said American military generals "don't understand the cost/benefit analysis."

Whether on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the post-World War II European alliance headed up by the US, US defense commitments in South Korea, or the ongoing war in Afghanistan, Trump insisted that money alone should be the main driver of any policy outlook.

NATO? The countries must pay their fair share. Afghanistan? "I'm not making a deal on anything until we get minerals," Trump said. South Korea? Renegotiate a trade deal immediately, or remove all US soldiers from the peninsula.

This is especially obvious in debates over existing US trade deals, which nearly all of his advisers try to convince him are actually good for the country.

"We're upside down" on trade deals, Trump said. "We're underwater on every one of these."

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis gestures during a press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., May 19, 2017.He insisted the other nations were "making money" off the US.

"Just look at all this stuff up there," Trump said, pointing at some graphics. "We're paying for it all."

Cohn at multiple junctures tried to explain the deals were good for the economy and allowed US consumers to buy high-quality goods. One example he gave was TVs from South Korea, which US consumers could buy for a much lower cost than a TV manufactured in the US. Those lower costs allowed consumers to spend more money on other American products.

"I don't want to hear that," Trump said, according to the book. "It's all bulls---."

'We're doing this in order to prevent World War III'

In a heated debate over South Korea, during which advisers were seeking to convince him to stay in the KORUS trade agreements, maintain troop levels, and keep the THAAD missile defense system in place, Cohn asked the president what he would "need in the region to sleep well at night?"

"I wouldn't need a f---ing thing," the president said. "And I'd sleep like a baby."

Sometimes, the advisers lost their cool. Tillerson, who Woodward seconded earlier reporting as calling Trump a "f---ing moron," was a prime example. After one meeting, Woodward wrote that Tillerson "could not abide Trump's attack on the generals" and that he was "speaking as if the US military was a mercenary for hire."

"If a country wouldn't pay us to be there, then we didn't want to be there," Woodward wrote of Tillerson's assessment of Trump's foreign policy views. "As if there were no American interests in forging and keeping a peaceful world order, as if the American organizing principle was money."

Soon, one of the most tense meetings between Trump and these advisers took place. Trump revisited his distaste for keeping troops on the Korean Peninsula. But this time, he began asking why the US protected other countries, such as Taiwan.

"We're doing this in order to prevent World War III," Mattis replied. Woodward wrote that the response was "breathtaking" for those in the room, calling it "a challenge to the president, suggesting he was risking nuclear war."

"But we're losing so much money in trade with South Korea, China and others," Trump responded. "I'd rather be spending money on our own country."

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          Fonterra holds milk price forecast at $6.75; forecasts earnings per share of 25c-35c this year; to review investments including Beingmate; full year loss of $196 million reported      Cache   Translate Page      

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Fonterra's putting various aspects of its business - including the ill-starred investment in China's Beingmate Baby and Child Food Co - up for review after reporting an after-tax loss of $196 million for the financial year to July.

For the year ahead the dairy co-operative is sticking with its farmgate milk price forecast of $6.75 per kilogram of milk solids (which was reduced from $7 last month), while it is forecasting earnings per share for the financial year ahead of 25c-35c.

The final milk price in the year just finished was $6.69, which with a dividend of 10c (which has already been paid at the half-year mark), gives a return of $6.79.

Fonterra says it will re-evaluate all investments, major assets and partnerships to ensure they still meet the Co-operative’s needs today.

"This will involve a thorough analysis of whether they directly support the strategy, are hitting their target return on capital and whether it can scale them up and grow more value over the next two-three years.

"This will start with a strategic review of the Co-operative’s investment in Beingmate."

Last month Fonterra made a late cut to the milk price for the just finished season and slashed the dividend forecast.

Then a few days later the co-operative said it was putting the search for a new CEO on ice, and was appointing long-time Fonterra staffer Miles Hurrell as interim CEO. While the initial appointment of Hurrell described him as 'interim' CEO, all the materials released by Fonterra on Thursday, including the annual review, refer to him simply as 'CEO'. 

Theo Spierings, who stood down as CEO during the year, attracted a reasonable level of controversy regarding his salary. His total remuneration generated in 2017 was given as $8.3 million. This included short and long term incentives that would not have been paid in the 2017 financial year.

For the 2018 financial year, the annual review gives Spierings' fixed salary as just under $2.463 million (same as previous year), with 'benefits' of $103,275 (down from $242,340). Interestingly, in a year in which the business he was running lost $196 million, Spierings was granted $979,702 in 'short term incentive' payments (down from $1,182,144).

In what is much fuller disclosure of the CEO's salary this year, Fonterra says: "The STI value of the CEO’s remuneration is set at 60% of fixed remuneration if all targets are achieved. For the 2018 Financial year, the CEO realised a total STI payment of $979,702 ($1,182,144 in 2017 Financial Year). This is against a target of $1,477,680. The board has approved this STI outcome and payment will be made in October 2018."

There was no long term incentive earnings achieved in the past year.

All this means in terms of earnings, Spierings generated just under $3.546 million in the 2018 year. There's no mention of termination benefits, which would presumably be paid in the next financial year.

Monaghan has only been in the hot seat as chairman since late July, replacing John Wilson, who stood down after a health scare but whose suitability to stay in the job had been questioned after the numerous Fonterra misadventures over particularly the past 12 months.

Monaghan says at $6.75 per kgMS the forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2018/19 season is the third consecutive year of strong milk prices.

"That’s good for farmers and for rural economies where farmers spend 46 cents of every dollar they earn."

One of the co-operative's main priorities for the coming year is "ensuring more accurate forecasting"

Fonterra says the business "will be run on more realistic forecasts" with a clear line of sight on potential opportunities as well as the risks. It will also be clear on its assumptions, so farmers and unitholders know exactly where they stand and can make the decisions that are right for them and their businesses.

In terms of the detail of the financial performance in the past year, the net loss after tax was $196 million (compared with a profit of $745 million last year), while "normalised" earnings before interest and tax were $902 million, down 22%, the co-operative’s gearing ratio blipped up sharply from 44.3% last year to 48.4% and return on capital was 6.3%, down from 8.3%.

Fonterra's recent trim to the milk price payout for the year gone was in order to shore up the balance sheet.

CEO Miles Hurrell says Fonterra's business performance must improve.

“There’s no two ways about it, these results don’t meet the standards we need to live up to. In FY18, we did not meet the promises we made to farmers and unitholders,” says Mr Hurrell.

“At our interim results, we expected our performance to be weighted to the second half of the year. We needed to deliver an outstanding third and fourth quarter, after an extremely strong second quarter for sales and earnings – but that didn’t happen.”

Hurrell says that in addition to the previously reported $232 million payment to Danone relating to the arbitration, and $439 million write down on Fonterra’s Beingmate investment, there were four main reasons for the Co-operative’s poor earnings performance.

“First, forecasting is never easy but ours proved to be too optimistic.

"Second, butter prices didn’t come down as we anticipated, which impacted our sales volumes and margins.

"Third, the increase in the forecast Farmgate Milk Price late in the season, while good for farmers, put pressure on our margins.

"And fourth, operating expenses were up in some parts of the business and, while this was planned, it was also based on delivering higher earnings than we achieved. 

“Even allowing for the payment to Danone and the write down on Beingmate, which collectively account for 3.2% of the increase in the gearing ratio, our performance is still down on last year.”

Monaghan says Fonterra is being clear with farmers and unitholders on what it will take for the co-operative to achieve the forecast earnings guidance.

“For the first time we are sharing some business unit specific forecasts. Among others, these see the Ingredients and Consumer and Foodservice businesses achieving an EBIT of between $850 million and $950 million, and between $540 million and $590 million, respectively.”

“FY19 is about lifting the performance of our co-operative.

“We are taking a close look at the Co-operative’s current portfolio and direction to see where change is needed to do things faster, reduce costs and deliver higher returns on our capital investments.

“This includes an assessment of all of the Co-operative’s investments, major assets and partnerships against our strategy and target return on capital.

“You can expect to see strict discipline around cost control and respect for farmers’ and unitholders’ invested capital. That’s our priority.”

Here's the financial highlights as given by Fonterra:

• Total Cash Payout for 2017/18 season: $6.79 
o Farmgate Milk Price $6.69 per kgMS 
o Dividend of 10 cents per share 
• New Zealand milk collections: 1,505 million kgMS, down 1% 
• Sales volumes: 22.2 billion Liquid Milk Equivalents (LME), down 3% 
• Normalised sales revenue: $20.4 billion, up 6% 
• Net loss after tax: $196 million 
• Normalised EBIT: $902 million, down 22% 
• Normalised gross margin: 15.4%, down from 16.9% 
• Return on capital: 6.3%, down from 8.3% 
• Normalised earnings per share: 24 cents 
• Gearing ratio: 48.4%, up from 44.3% 
• FY19 forecast Farmgate Milk Price: $6.75 per kgMS 
• FY19 forecast earnings per share range: 25-35 cents

 See here for the full dairy industry payout history. 


          The Opening Bell: Where currencies start on Thursday, September 13, 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

By Dan Bell

The NZD opens up at 0.6561.

Finally some relief for the Kiwi overnight. The USD initially sold off on poor monthly PPI data, coming in at -0.1% relative to the 0.2% expected. While this lead to some of the weakness, it was the news that the $200B of new tariffs may not go ahead (at least for now) that added to the momentum. With the November mid-term elections coming up quickly, Trump may not want to be seen as being too reckless. Short term though, any willingness to get back to trade talks between the US and China is risk positive, and especially helps currencies like the NZD.

At 1:30 PM NZT we have the Australian Employment Change and Unemployment Rate data coming out. Generally the Unemployment Rate has been coming in lower than expectations, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see that trend continue, with the number coming in lower than what economists predict at 5.3%.

Pretty heavy data coming out overnight, both the Bank of England and ECB have interest rate decisions, though both are widely expected to remain on hold. With the recent USD weakness we have seen, monthly US CPI data becomes pretty interesting. I would expect a big miss to have a bit more follow through than normal.

Global equity markets were generally up - Dow +0.19%, S&P 500 +0.13%, FTSE +0.55%, DAX +0.52%, CAC +0.91%, Nikkei -0.27%, Shanghai -0.33%.

Gold prices rose almost 1% to USD$1,207 an ounce, while WTI Crude Oil prices continued to climb, up 1.1% to US $70.28 per barrel.

Current indicative rates:

NZDUSD 0.6561 0.6%
NZDEUR  0.5642 0.3%
NZDGBP 0.5027 0.4%
NZDJPY 72.97 0.7%
NZDAUD 0.9145 -0.3%
NZDCAD 0.8525 -0.7%
GBPNZD 1.9889 -0.5%

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          The USD and US rates drift lower. US wants more trade talks with China. Fed sees 'restrictive' rates needed. Oil prices reach four year highs. Eyes on US CPI      Cache   Translate Page      

By Nick Smyth

Press reports that US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin had invited China to attend trade talks have given a sharp lift to the NZD and AUD.  There wasn’t much reaction in either equity or bond markets to the trade news though.  US yields have drifted lower ahead of tonight’s US CPI release.

After reaching a low of 0.6503 in the London morning, the NZD has since moved almost 1% higher to 0.6560 after the WSJ reported on a possible resumption in US-China trade talks.  According to the reports, US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin – who is perceived to be one of the more moderate voices within the US administration – had invited Chinese officials to meet in the coming weeks to discuss trade.  President Trump may hold off on imposing tariffs on the $200b of Chinese imports before the conclusion of the talks. 

Market expectations of a breakthrough are probably reasonably low given the two sides have failed to reach agreement in previous rounds of talks (the US demands to date have been unacceptable to China), but the news came as a welcome boost to the CNH and, consequently, the NZD and AUD.  The CNH is around 0.7% stronger on the day, with the AUD – the market’s preferred China ‘proxy’ within G10 – up 0.8%.  Given the current negative sentiment towards China and the near-record short positioning in the NZD and AUD according to the CFTC, there is the potential for last night’s moves to extend further in the near-term. 

Outside of EMFX and commodities, which were both higher on the day, there wasn’t much positive spill-over from the trade news to broader risk markets.  The S&P500 is down around 0.1% on the day and the NASDAQ 0.5% lower.  US equities have been relatively unaffected by the ratcheting up in trade tensions over recent months, which suggests they probably won’t benefit to the same extent as Chinese equities, for instance, from more positive developments. 

US rates have drifted slightly lower over the past 24 hours, with the 10 year yield down 1bp to 2.96%, but still within reach of the psychologically important 3% level.  Lower than expected US PPI and a strong US 10 year bond auction both helped support bonds on the day, although there will be far more interest in the US CPI report released tonight. 

Fed Governor Brainard, seen as an influential member of the FOMC, spoke overnight and echoed comments from several other Fed officials recently that the cash rate may need to go into restrictive territory.  Brainard noted that “it appears reasonable to expect the shorter-run neutral rate to rise somewhat higher than the longer-run neutral rate.”  Brainard said she kept a close eye on the yield curve (the 2s10s curve is now just 21 bps), but cautioned that the decline in the term premium may distorting the level of longer-dated Treasury yields and, by extension, the information content that the curve provides; an inverted yield curve has been a historically reliable lead indicator of US recession since WWII.  Finally, Brainard noted rising risks in the corporate sector, and in particular leveraged lending, which could suggest some emerging signs of ‘overheating’ in the financial sector.  Brainard’s comments didn’t have much impact on market pricing, but we would interpret them as implying the Fed intends to tighten by more than the market currently prices. 

In FX, the USD is weaker across the board against G10 currencies, as well as most of the EMFX universe, amidst the more positive news on trade.  The DXY is 0.4% lower on the day and at a two-week low. 

Oil prices have moved higher again, with Brent crude oil reaching $80 per barrel for the first time since 2014.  Against a backdrop of reduced Iranian oil supply and the impending arrival of Hurricane Florence (which is expected to pressure US gasoline supplies), the weekly DOE report showed a larger than expected drawdown in crude inventories. 

The rise in oil prices and growing hopes of a NAFTA deal has boosted the Canadian dollar by over 1% from this time yesterday.  Shortly after we published our report yesterday, the CAD moved higher after President Trump said that talks were going well and Canada wanted a deal.  Those gains have extended overnight after Mexico’s economy minister Guajardo said he believed there was a “high chance” of a US-Canada trade deal.  USD/CAD has now moved below the 1.30 mark. 

NZ rates moved up 1-1.5bps yesterday following the previous sessions moves in US Treasury yields, with a steepening bias evident on the curve.  The long-end of the government bond curve was 2-2.5bps higher ahead of the NZDMO’s tender of $250m of 2029 maturity nominal bonds today.  NZ inflation-indexed bonds performed strongly for the second day running, with real yields falling around 2bps, although the implied 10y market ‘breakeven inflation rate’ is still languishing around 1.3%, well below the 2% mid-point of the RBNZ’s inflation target. 

There is a busy session ahead with the Australian labour market report released, the BoE and ECB meetings and US core CPI.  The Turkish central bank also meets, with the median expectation for a 325bp hike to 21%, although the range of estimates for the central bank’s move at this meeting is as wide as 725bps. 


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          US Fed sees trade cutbacks, more rate hikes; US PPI falls; EU factory production falls; euro as reserve currency; China pumps in liquidity; UST 10yr at 2.98%; oil and gold up sharply; NZ$1 = 65.6 USc; TWI-5 = 69.4      Cache   Translate Page      

Here's our summary of key events overnight that affect New Zealand, with news oil prices are up sharply today.

But first, in its latest Beige Book review of economic conditions around the country, the American Fed reports businesses have scaled back or postponed investments due to concerns about international trade tensions. Overall, this survey sees the American economy expanding at a "moderate pace".

And the Fed is continuing to signal that rate hikes, even if gradual, will continue for the next few years. Pointedly they say that this will be the case even if their rate curve inverts. (On that, they say this time is different.)

American producer prices fell in August from July is a surprise shift lower. This was the first month-on-month drop in about 18 months. And it happened for services. Overall, it means that year-on-year, producer prices are +2.8% higher and a big reduction in annual growth from July when they were +3.3% higher.

Also shifting lower are American mortgage applications. They fell in August, and they are still falling in September and by larger levels than analysts were expecting.

EU industrial production also fell in July, and that slippage has been cumulative so that year-on-year levels are now lower.

But the president of the EU is still sounding positive. In his State of the Union address earlier today he called for the euro to be new dominant global reserve currency, saying the US is abrogating its international responsibilities and the EU is ready to step up.

On the trade front, Canada's leaders are huddling trying to figure out their response to a recalcitrant US position on NAFTA. The Mexicans say they are prepared to go it alone, and the Americans say they are reaching out to China in "one last attempt" before new higher and broader tariffs are imposed.

In China, their central bank is back injecting money directly into their economy, supposedly to cover a short liquidity strain while tax payments are due, but more likely as part of an overall campaign to shore up lending and demand, as they try to keep the adjustment hurt from surfacing.

Today, the UST 10yr yield is lower at 2.96%, a -2 bps dip in a day. However, their 2-10 curve is tighter at just +21 bps. The Aussie Govt 10yr is at 2.59% (up +1 bp), the China Govt 10yr is at 3.70% and also up +1 bp, while the NZ Govt 10 yr is at 2.62%, up +2 bps.

Gold is rising today, up a chunky +US12 at US$1,208/oz in New York.

US oil prices are up sharply for a second day in a row and now just over US$70/bbl. The Brent benchmark is also higher, now just on US$80/bbl. These are big, fast rises brought about by a sharp fall in US crude inventories, the Iran sanctions, the expected impact from the US hurricane, and the growing fears a big typhoon will hit Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Philippines.

The Kiwi dollar is starting today firmer at 65.6 USc. On the cross rates we are at 91.5 AUc, and at 56.4 euro cents. That puts the TWI-5 at 69.4.

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          Exportação de carne bate recorde em agosto, diz Abrafrigo      Cache   Translate Page      
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_A exportação total de carne bovina (in natura e processada) alcançou 173.826 toneladas em agosto, estabelecendo um novo recorde mensal no setor, e representou um crescimento de 19% sobre agosto de 2017, quando as exportações foram de 145.550 toneladas. A receita cambial no mês passado aumentou 16%, passando de US$ 605,3 milhões em agosto de 2017 para US$ 699,8 milhões em igual mês de 2018.

As informações são da Associação Brasileira de Frigoríficos (Abrafrigo), que compilou os dados divulgados pelo Ministério do Desenvolvimento, Indústria e Comércio Exterior (MDIC), por meio da Secex/Decex.

Segundo a Abrafrigo, o total exportado já supera 1 milhão de toneladas nos oito primeiros meses de 2018: até agosto de 2017, haviam sido exportadas 929.284 toneladas e, neste ano, foram embarcadas 1.014.841 toneladas, num aumento de 9%. A receita correspondente é de US$ 3,77 bilhões em 2017 e, neste ano, já alcança US$ 4,2 bilhões, um crescimento de 12%.

A associação prevê que até o fim do ano o país atingirá a meta de crescer 10%, ultrapassando 1,5 milhão de toneladas de carne bovina exportada.

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A China continua comandando o crescimento das exportações brasileiras. Pela Cidade Estado de Hong Kong foram movimentadas 249.808 toneladas nos oito primeiros meses do ano, num crescimento de 16% em relação ao mesmo período de 2017, enquanto pelo continente a movimentação somou 191.118 toneladas, num aumento de 49% em relação ao ano passado.

O Egito também vem ampliando suas importações (+25%), com 104.180 toneladas; Chile (+92%), com 75.062 toneladas e quase todos os países integrantes da União Europeia. A Abrafrigo destaca, ainda, a participação do Uruguai que, em 2017, até agosto, tinha importado apenas 2 mil toneladas da carne bovina brasileira e neste ano comprou 35.834 toneladas, se encontrando na sexta posição entre os maiores clientes do país.

Além da Rússia, que não faz negócios envolvendo carne bovina brasileira desde dezembro de 2017, as maiores quedas nas importações entre os grandes clientes do Brasil foram: Estados Unidos (-30%); Irã (-25%) e Arábia Saudita (-23%). No total, até agosto, 95 países ampliaram as aquisições e outros 55 reduziram as compras de carne bovina brasileira.

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          Repurposed Ceramic Bird Dish, Tiered Dish Centerpiece, Upcycled Trinket Candy Dish, Jewelry Holder, Garden Party Decor, Gift for Bird Lover by mscenna      Cache   Translate Page      

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Colorful and repurposed ceramic dish centerpiece with fun bird designs and black and white accents, a whimsical decoration for your home or garden! Use this upcycled tiered plate indoors to hold jewelry, rings, candy, keys or potpourri or as a table or tea party decoration. Outside as a dish bird feeder or garden party decoration too. A fun gift idea for a bird lover!

This repurposed dish assemblage features a repurposed black glass candle holder on the bottom. It is topped with a round white plate with a colorful bird pattern. The plate has a circular indentation where a cup or other item must have been. The plate is stamped Roy Kirkham, Bone China, England on the bottom. The plate measures 8 inches across and has no chips or cracks. Mounted on the plate in the circle is a small black ceramic bowl. The bowl measures 4 inches across. The assemblage measures about 2 inches tall. All of the pieces are in great condition with no visible chips or cracks. They are mounted together with silicone and craft.

This is a unique home decor and garden accent! Perfect for holding jewelry, candy, keys, potpourri or other items!

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          White Ceramic Plate Wall Hanging, Upcycled Dish Art, Repurposed Garden Art, Tea Party Decor, Sun Catcher, Wind Chime, Kitchen Decoration by mscenna      Cache   Translate Page      

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Unique repurposed white and floral patterned ceramic plate wall hanging accented with bead strands in pink, green and purple, a lovely decoration for your home or garden! Use this upcycled dish art indoors for a tea party, kitchen or dining room decoration, outside as hanging sun catcher in a garden or yard. A unique gift idea for a vintage lover!

This wall hanging features a repurposed decorative white ceramic plate in the center. The plate has as cut out pattern around the edges and is in great shape with no chips or cracks. In the center is a vintage china saucer in a floral pattern with gold trim, the colors include pink, purple, yellow and a pretty green/turquoise. It is mounted with silicone glue. On the bottom are four hanging strands of repurposed jewelry and beads in coordinating colors. The beads are a mix of materials, shapes and textures and have a bit of crystal for sparkle too. A piece of natural color suede cord is looped and tied through the top for hanging. It can easily be untied and replaced with something else if desired.

The white dish measures approximately 10" across, the saucer measures 5.5" and the strands of beads measure 8-9" long. Total hanging length from double looped cord to bottom of longest strand is approximately 23" long.

*Please note that vintage, repurposed, upcycled and recycled treasures may show some imperfections, signs of age or variations in color - that is what makes them unique and why I LOVE them!

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          9/13/2018: World: Kremlin begins biggest war games with China      Cache   Translate Page      

Russia kicked off the biggest war games in its history yesterday, mobilising 300,000 troops joined by more than 3000 Chinese soldiers in a show of military might intended to counter what it called the ‘‘aggressive and unfriendly’’ attitudes towards...
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          Rebuilding of Ground Zero Transit Infrastructure Completed with Station Reopening      Cache   Translate Page      

A downtown 1 train pulls into the newly-opened WTC Cortlandt subway station in New York on Saturday evening, Sept. 8, 2018. The old Cortlandt Street station on the subway system's No. 1 line was buried under the rubble of the World Trade Center's twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001. Construction of the new station was delayed until the rebuilding of the surrounding towers was well under way. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)

Our weekly “New Starts” roundup of new and newsworthy transportation projects worldwide.

Cortlandt Street Reopens, Completing World Trade Center (WTC) Transit Reconstruction

Just in time for the 17th anniversary of the attack that destroyed it, the New York subway station directly beneath the Twin Towers reopened for service Sept. 8.

Known then simply as Cortlandt Street, the new station is named WTC Cortlandt to commemorate the site and connect the station to its restoration.

Global Rail News, in its report on the reopening, quotes New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairperson Joseph Lhota as saying, “WTC Cortlandt is more than a new subway station. It is symbolic of New Yorkers’ resolve in restoring and substantially improving the entire World Trade Center site.”

The new station, which was constructed in a shell finished for the purpose when the MTA rebuilt the No. 1 subway line tunnel that passes through it, is decorated with passages from the Declaration of Independence and other celebrated documents that, when read vertically, reveal words emphasizing human rights and dignity.

The New York Times reported on the artwork when station reconstruction began in 2015. Its report on the reopening itself included some commentary on how infrastructure projects in New York can get hamstrung by the demands of multiple overlapping agencies. Even though the MTA reopened the subway tunnel in fairly short order, it could not begin rebuilding the station itself until the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the World Trade Center, finished work around the station site in 2015.

Metro Line to Connect Shanghai, Suzhou Systems

The metro systems in the Chinese cities of Shanghai and Suzhou will become one sometime around the start of 2024, when a new 41.3-kilometer (25.7-mile) subway line connecting the two opens.

Metro Report International reports that China’s National Development and Reform Commission gave the go-ahead for the line’s construction Sept. 6, after the city of Suzhou signed off on it Aug. 28. The line, dubbed Line S1, will have 28 stations, five of them interchanges, all of them underground. It will run from the eastern end of Suzhou’s under-construction Line 3 at Weiting southeast to the western terminus of Line 11 of the Shanghai metro at Huaqiao.

Construction will begin late this year, with a projected completion date of late 2023 or early 2024. The project’s total estimated cost is 27.4 billion yuan (US$3.99 billion).

Ottawa Postpones Confederation Line Opening

Railway Track & Structures reports that officials in the city of Ottawa say they won’t be able to open the new Confederation Line light rail route on Nov. 30 as originally scheduled. At a Nov. 10 meeting of the city’s Finance and Economic Development Committee, staff announced that the line will most likely open in early 2019.

The delay comes at the request of the Rideau Transit Group, which is building the line. The company asked for carveouts in the agreement that called for the Nov. 30 completion date. The largest one concerns the underground Rideau Station, near the line’s midpoint. City staff told the committee that the station still needed significant construction and mechanical work.

Work on the rest of the 7.7-mile, 13-station light rail line is progressing as planned, according to the report. The delay will also allow for operational testing of the entire route.

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          Maduro viaja à China em busca de acordos econômicos      Cache   Translate Page      

Presidente venezuelano não disse quantos dias irá durar viagem. Ele prometeu 'avançar nos novos acordos de associação estratégica no campo econômico, comercial, energético, financeiro, tecnológico'. O presidente da Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, participa de evento com a ala jovem de seu partido em Caracas, na terça-feira (11) Miraflores Palace/Handout via Reuters O presidente da Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, partiu nesta quarta-feira (12) para a China, seu maior aliado, em busca de acordos econômicos, após adotar um plano de medidas com o qual pretende resgatar o país. "Estou partindo para a República Popular da China para uma visita de Estado muito necessária, muito oportuna e cheia de grandes expectativas (...) para avançar nos novos acordos de associação estratégica no campo econômico, comercial, energético, financeiro, tecnológico", disse Maduro no aeroporto internacional à televisão. Ao se despedir com honras militares no aeroporto internacional de Maiquetía, que atende a Caracas, Maduro disse que sua viagem também busca aprofundar as "extraordinárias relações políticas" entre os dois países. "Estamos indo em condições melhores, o programa de recuperação econômica, crescimento e prosperidade foi ativado, vamos melhorar, expandir e aprofundar as relações com essa grande potência mundial", disse ele em uma transmissão da rede nacional de TV. O presidente pôs em vigor há três semanas um plano de reformas econômicas diante da grave crise que atravessa a Venezuela, com uma severa escassez de alimentos e remédios e uma hiperinflação que poderia superar os 1.000.000%, segundo o FMI. Maduro, que deixa o país pela primeira vez desde que ele relatou ter sofrido uma tentativa de assassinato em 4 de agosto, não disse por quantos dias ficará na China. "Vejo vocês em poucos dias com grandes conquistas", disse ele.
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Riflessioni di una nativa digitale che ha elaborato la sua tesi di maturità classica sul rapporto tra tecnologia e generazioni differenti Valencia, luglio 2018. Turisti e residenti provano con scarso successo a ripararsi dal sole cocente delle 14 sotto il tetto della banchina attendendo il bus prescelto. Scorrono i minuti, è caldo, i mezzi di […]

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday authorizing sanctions against foreigners who meddle in U.S. elections, acting amid criticism that he has not taken election security seriously enough.

"We felt it was important to demonstrate the president has taken command of this issue, that it's something he cares deeply about — that the integrity of our elections and our constitutional process are a high priority to him," said national security adviser John Bolton.

In the order, the president declared a national emergency, an action required under sanctions authority, to deal with the threat of foreign meddling in U.S. elections.

The order calls for sanctioning any individual, company or country that interferes with campaign infrastructure, such as voter registration databases, voting machines and equipment used for tabulating or transmitting results. It also authorizes sanctions for engaging in covert, fraudulent or deceptive activities, such as distributing disinformation or propaganda, to influence or undermine confidence in U.S. elections.

It requires the national intelligence director to make regular assessments about foreign interference and asks the Homeland Security and Justice departments to submit reports on meddling in campaign-related infrastructure. It also lays out how the Treasury and State departments will recommend what sanctions to impose.

With the midterm elections now two months away, National Intelligence Director Dan Coats said the U.S. is not currently seeing the intensity of Russian intervention that was experienced in 2016, but he didn't rule it out. He said the U.S. is also worried about the cyber activities of China, North Korea and Iran.

Coats said Trump's order directs intelligence agencies to conduct an assessment within 45 days after an election to report any meddling to the attorney general and Department of Homeland Security. The attorney general and Department of Homeland Security then have another 45 days to assess whether sanctions should be imposed.

"This clearly is a process put in place to try to assure that we are doing every possible thing we can, first of all, to prevent any interference with our elections, to report on anything we see between now and the election, but then to do a full assessment after the election to assure the American people just exactly what may have happened or may not have happened," Coats said.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., are pushing a bill that would prohibit foreign governments from purchasing election ads, using social media to spread false information or disrupting election infrastructure. They said Trump's order recognizes the threat, but doesn't go far enough.

The order gives the executive branch the discretion to impose sanctions for election meddling, but the bill would spell out sanctions on key economic sectors of a country that interferes. Those backing the legislation say that under the bill, a nation would know exactly what it would face if caught.

Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, ranking Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, said the order leaves the president with broad discretion to decide whether to impose tough sanctions. "Unfortunately, President Trump demonstrated in Helsinki and elsewhere that he simply cannot be counted upon to stand up to (Russian President Vladimir) Putin when it matters," said Warner, who is sponsoring the bill.

At a July 16 news conference with Putin in Helsinki, Trump was asked if he would denounce what happened in 2016 and warn Putin never to do it again. Trump did not directly answer the question. Instead, he delivered a rambling response, including demands for investigation of Hillary Clinton's email server and his description of Putin's "extremely strong and powerful" denial of meddling.

That drew outrage from both Republican and Democrats.

Trump has pushed back, saying that no other American president has been as tough on Russia. He has cited U.S. sanctions and the expulsion of alleged Russian spies from the U.S.

Mike Rogers, former director of the National Security Agency, said he thought Trump missed an opportunity in Helsinki to publicly scold Russia for meddling. Rogers said when he used to talk to Trump about the issue, Trump would often respond to him, saying "Mike, you know, I'm in a different place."

Rogers said he would tell Trump: "Mr. President, I understand that, but I'm paid by the citizens of the nation to tell you what we think. Sir, this is not about politics, it's not about parties. It's about a foreign state that is attempting to subvert the very tenets of our structure."

In his first public comments since he retired in June, Rogers said: "That should concern us as citizens. That should concern us leaders. And if we don't do something, they (the Russians) are not going to stop."

Rogers, who spoke Tuesday night at the Hayden Center at George Mason University in Virginia, also said earlier media reports claiming Trump had asked him to publicly deny any collusion between Moscow and Trump's campaign were inaccurate.

James Clapper, the former national intelligence director who appeared with Rogers and other former intelligence officials, said he personally believes that the Russian interference did influence the outcome of the 2016 election, but didn't elaborate.

"The Russians are still at it. They are committed to undermining our system," Clapper said. "One of the things that really disturbs me is — that for whatever reason, I don't know what it is — the president's failure to dime out Putin and dime out the Russians for what they are doing."

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The United States is hoping to use the threat of calibrated sanctions to deter individuals, companies or countries from attempting to interfere with the midterm elections in November. President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday authorizing automatic sanctions against actors or entities assessed to have meddled with elections, whether by attacking America's election infrastructure or through the use of propaganda and disinformation campaigns. "It's a further effort, among several that the administration has made, to protect the United States against foreign interference in our elections and really our political process more broadly," National Security Adviser John Bolton said Wednesday while briefing reporters. "We felt it was important to demonstrate the president has taken command of this issue, that it's something he cares deeply about," Bolton added. "This order, I think, is a further demonstration of that." Russian meddling attempts There have been ongoing concerns about possible attempts by Russia to meddle with the upcoming November vote as a follow-up to what intelligence officials have assessed to be a fairly successful effort to meddle with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. But Bolton and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said the new executive order is not country specific, citing evidence that China, Iran and North Korea may also be working to influence the midterm election in November. "We see attempts," Coats told reporters Wednesday, repeating previous assertions that the U.S. intelligence community has yet to see "the intensity of what happened back in 2016." "In terms of what the influence is and will be, we continue to analyze all that," Coats added. "This is an ongoing effort here, and it has been for a significant amount of time, and will continue on a, literally, 24-hour-a-day basis until the election." The new executive order gives U.S. intelligence agencies 45 days after an election to report any efforts to meddle with the outcome. The U.S. attorney general and the Department of Homeland Security will then have 45 days to review those findings. If they agree with the assessment, it would trigger automatic sanctions. Those sanctions could include blocking access to property and interests, restricting access to the U.S. financial system, prohibiting investment in companies found to be involved, and even prohibiting individuals from entering the U.S. Additionally, the order authorizes the State Department and the Treasury Department to impose further sanctions, if deemed necessary. Bolton denied that recent criticism of Trump, and his interactions with President Vladimir Putin during their summit in Helsinki, played any role in issuing the executive order. In Helsinki, Trump told reporters he accepted Putin's denial of Russian meddling in the 2016 election over the U.S. intelligence community's assessment and later tried to clarify his statement in a tweet affirming support for the intelligence community. "The president has said repeatedly that he is determined that there not be foreign interference in our political process," Bolton said. "Today he signed this executive order, so I think his actions speak for themselves." Additional measures possible Still, Bolton left open the possibility that the White House could work with U.S. lawmakers on additional measures. Already, members of Congress have introduced various pieces of legislation aimed at setting out stiff penalties for Russia and other countries who seek to meddle with the U.S. electoral process. And some lawmakers said Wednesday the Trump administration's latest effort does not go far enough. "An executive order that inevitably leaves the president broad discretion to decide whether to impose tough sanctions against those who attack our democracy is insufficient," Mark Warner, the Democratic ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in a statement. "If we are going to actually deter Russia and others from interfering in our elections in the future, we need to spell out strong, clear consequences, without ambiguity," Warner added. Republican Senator Marco Rubio said that while the order is a step in the right direction, it is not enough. "The @WhiteHouse & @POTUS deserve credit for taking this action. They did as much as they could do with an executive order but are limited from going further without legislation," he tweeted. Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers have been critical of Trump for failing to fully enact a sanctions law that they passed over a year ago, even though the U.S. Treasury Department did impose major sanctions against 24 Russians as a result. But Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Republican Richard Burr expressed hope late Wednesday the new executive order will "send a clear message" to Russia, Iran and others. "[The executive order] strengthens our ability to quickly and appropriately hold responsible anyone who interferes in our elections," Burr said in a statement.
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Nel vedere Stefano Accorsi seduto in smoking a un tavolino di piazza San Marco mentre seduce un trancio di pizza alle tre del mattino, ho pensato: beato lui che non ha ancora scavalcato quel confine esistenziale oltre il quale qualsiasi cosa immetti nello stomaco dopo le sette di sera ti torna su come un congiuntivo di Toninelli. E la memoria è andata ai tanti viaggi al termine della notte in cui si finiva più svegli che sobri ad aspettare il bombolone appena sfornato, e lo si divorava alla stessa ora in cui adesso ci si sveglia per fare una capatina idrica in bagno.

Come al solito non avevo capito niente. L’immagine gravida di carboidrati che aveva messo in moto la macchina della nostalgia era un gesto vandalico, paragonabile al cassonetto rovesciato da un’orda di crocieristi. Lo ha rivelato il presidente dei pubblici esercizi veneziani, che invita l’attore a portarsi la pizzaccia in hotel (non diventerà fredda?) per non mancare di rispetto a una piazza dove un caffè bene educato arriva a costare anche 100 euro. Vorrei spezzare, se non una lancia, un trancio a favore di Accorsi: nell’era dell’indignazione permanente da social, uno avrà il diritto di gustarsi una pizza notturna senza trovarsi subito iscritto al partito degli sporcaccioni? Si può ancora vivere senza che ogni nostro atto sia interpretato come una dichiarazione di sfida o di appartenenza a qualche categoria? Libera pizza in libero Stato.

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          For the first time since Obamacare passed, the number of Americans without health insurance did not fall      Cache   Translate Page      

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  • The percentage of Americans without health insurance remained steady at 8.8% in 2017, according to the Census Bureau.
  • The flat rate was the first time since 2010 that the number of uninsured did not fall since the Affordable Care Act's passage in 2010.
  • The Census also showed a growing divide between states that took advantage of Obamacare's Medicaid expansion and those that declined the expansion.

The percentage of Americans without health insurance did not decline on 2017, marking the first time since the passage of the Affordable Care Act that the uninsured rate held steady.

According to the Census Bureau28.5 million Americans, or 8.8% of the population, went without health coverage in 2017. That number was a slight increase from the 28.1 million Americans without insurance in 2016, though the rate of 8.8% was consistent. The Census Bureau said the increase was not statistically significant.

The Census report also confirmed the growing chasm between states that decided to take advantage of the ACA's Medicaid expansion and those that did not.

The ACA, better known as Obamacare, allowed states to expand Medicaid coverage to people making up to 138% of the federal poverty line. Since then, 31 states and Washington, DC, have adopted the expansion.

"In states that expanded Medicaid eligibility ('expansion states'), the uninsured rate in 2017 was 6.5%, compared with 12.2% in states that did not expand Medicaid eligibility ('non-expansion states')," the Census Bureau said in the report.

In fact, the uninsured rate in states that did not expand Medicaid went up 0.7 percentage points compared to the stable rate in states that did expand Medicaid. Since 2013, the uninsured rate in expansion states is down 7 percentage points, compared to just 5.3 percentage points in non-expansion states.

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The flat uninsured rate came in President Donald Trump's first full year in office. Throughout the year, Republicans and the Trump administration attempted to dismantle Obamacare, though multiple bids to repeal and replace the ACA failed.

The administration did take actions that many experts said would destabilize Obamacare's individual insurance marketplaces, including reducing outreach to get people to sign up for plans.

Perhaps most significantly, Republicans repealed Obamacare's individual mandate — the requirement that all Americans get insurance or face a monetary penalty — as part of their tax bill.

Some experts blamed the stall on the meddling by the Trump administration and GOP.

Matt Broaddus, a senior research analyst at the left-leaning Center of Budget and Policy Priorities, pointed to the studies that showed a large swath of the uninsured are eligible for cheap coverage under the ACA as evidence that the uncertainty and lack of outreach were the cause of the stall.

"Last year’s sabotage efforts likely prevented additional coverage gains by creating barriers to obtaining available and affordable coverage," Broaddus wrote. "Roughly 55% of the uninsured are eligible for health insurance coverage with financial assistance under the ACA or other public programs, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Urban Institute find."

Phillip Klein, the managing editor of the Washington Examiner and conservative healthcare analyst, argued that the stability of the uninsured rate proved that Democrats claims that Trump "sabotaged" Obamacare are overblown.

"Had there been a significant dip, it would have bolstered Democrats' case," Klein wrote. "Now Republicans can argue that despite all of the apocalyptic warnings, the uninsured rate is the same under Trump as it was under Obama."

"Various actions of the Trump administration, such as slashing the ad and outreach budget for Obamacare and ending certain payments to insurers, have been used by Democrats to charge that the Trump administration has launched a concerted effort to sabotage the law. But that is not visible in the numbers," he said.

Larry Levitt, senior vice president at the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan healthcare think tank, said the new data is inconclusive to make a determination either way.

"Progress in reducing the uninsured rate was already stalled, pre-Trump," Levitt tweeted Wednesday. "Increases in the number of people uninsured could come this year and next, as changes to the ACA from the Trump administration and Congress take hold."

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  • President Donald Trump told former economic adviser Gary Cohn that strong jobs numbers were proof his tariffs were working, according to Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear: Trump in the White House."
  • The tariffs were not yet implemented.
  • Additionally, most economists agree that Trump's tariffs will cause a net loss of US jobs.
  • Both Cohn and the White House have pushed back on Woodward's reporting.

In early 2018, Gary Cohn came into the Oval Office to show President Donald Trump the monthly jobs report. It showed another strong month for the US labor market.

"I have the most perfect job numbers you're ever going to see," Cohn told the president, according to veteran journalist Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear: Trump in the White House."

Trump was pleased with the numbers and used them as confirmation that a new policy initiative was working.

"It's all because of my tariffs," Trump said. "They're working."

But there was an issue with that logic: Trump's tariffs were not yet in place.

While Woodward is vague about the exact timing of the discussion, Cohn announced his resignation from the White House on March 6 and left for good shortly after. The first wave of Trump's tariffs, on steel and aluminum, did not take effect until March 23.

Even then, the tariffs had exemptions for major metals sources, like Canada, the European Union, and Mexico. Trump's trade war did not really heat up until June, when Trump allowed the exemptions for the allies to expire and officially announced tariffs on billions of dollars worth of Chinese goods.

Cohn pushed back on Trump's assumptions about the tariffs, as well. Cohn, a former Goldman Sachs executive, argued that tariffs would damage the economy and hurt American workers.

According to most economic research, Trump tariffs will actually cause a net job loss. In the months since Trump's tariffs went into full effect, US small businesses have started announcing tariff-related layoffs, and job growth slowed in industries hit by the tariffs.

The exchange over tariffs is another example from Woodward's book of Cohn trying to explain economics to Trump. According to "Fear," Cohn was taken aback by Trump's lack of understanding about the federal deficit. The economic adviser also resorted to taking documents off Trump's desk to prevent the president from pulling out of major US trade deals, the book said.

Cohn released a statement on Tuesday that pushed back on Woodward's reporting but did not deny individual allegations made in "Fear."

"This book does not accurately portray my experience at the White House," Cohn told the news website Axios in a statement. "I am proud of my service in the Trump Administration, and I continue to support the President and his economic agenda."

The White House has also dismissed the book, calling Woodward's reporting "nothing more than fabricated stories."

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Stocks stumbled Wednesday, dragged down by tech, after Apple unveiled a new collection of iPhones at a launch event on its Cupertino, California campus. The dollar and Treasury yields fell. 

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Dow Jones industrial average25,998.18 +27.12 (+0.10%)

S&P 500: 2,889.51 +1.62 (+0.056%)

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  1. A Category 4 hurricane is due to make landfall on the East Coast of the US this week, causing "catastrophic" flash flooding and winds. Oil was trading above $70 a barrel as Hurricane Florence makes its way toward the Carolinas and Virginia.
  2. The Trump administration reportedly reached out to China for another round of high-level trade talks. The Wall Street Journal reports senior officials invited Chinese counterparts to sit down for negotiations before the US follows through with proposed tariffs on roughly $200 billion worth of Chinese products. 
  3. US earnings rose in 2017 for a third straight year. The median household income climbed 1.3% to $61,372 in 2017, according to the Census Bureau. But the pace of growth fell short of the previous two years — median household income jumped 5.2% in 2015 and 3.2% in 2016.
  4. August producer prices in the US fell for the first time in one and a half yearsA decline in food prices offset a surge in energy costs, pushing the index 0.1% lower last month after holding steady in July. 

And a look at the upcoming economic calendar:

  • The Bank of England announces a policy decision. 
  • The Federal Trade Commission holds public hearings on competition in the tech industry. 

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  • Chinese electric-car startup Nio, known as the Tesla of China, debuted for trading in the US on Wednesday.
  • Nio, backed by Chinese tech giant Tencent, failed to raise the $1.8 billion it targeted during its initial public offering.
  • Nio's fundraising is an example that shows China's ambition to become a dominant global electric-vehicle producer, Reuters says.

Chinese electric-car startup Nio, which has been touted as the Tesla of China, went public in the US on Wednesday, weeks after Tesla CEO Elon Musk openly said  he was considering taking his company private.

Shares of Nio debut with a sell-off, opening at $6 apiece or 4.2% below its initial-public-offering price of $6.26. The company raised $1 billion from the offering, falling short of the $1.8 billion target it had set.

iQiyi, known as the Netflix of China, is still the biggest US listing by a Chinese firm this year. iQiyi raised $2.42 billion from a Nasdaq IPO in March. Pinduoduo, an online group discounter, is the second largest at $1.63 billion. 

Nio, backed by Chinese tech giant Tencent, was founded by William Li in November 2014 as NextCar and changed its name in July 2017. Tencent, its largest investor, beneficially owns all the Class B ordinary shares and represents 21.5% of the voting power. Li retains 14.5% of the business and 48.3% of the voting power, according to Bizjournals, citing the electric-car maker's filing.

Nio's public fundraising shows China's ambition to become a dominant global electric-vehicle producer as the nation bids to reduce vehicle emissions, produce high-tech industries, and compete with the likes of Tesla and other electric-car makers, Reuters says. It notes that other electric-car makers in China, such as WM Motor Technology Co and Xpeng Motor, have also raised billions from heavyweight investors including tech giants Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent.

While Nio just started trading in the US, its competitor Tesla has been under pressure since Musk tweeted on August 7 that he was considering taking his company private at $420 a share and had "funding secured." He later reversed course, but his tweets triggered a Securities and Exchange subpoena and relentless attacks from investors betting against the company.

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  • China has extended easy credit to vulnerable countries.
  • But its pockets are not as deep as they once were, analysts say.
  • Lending to emerging markets could also face political backlash.

When Malaysia canceled two large-scale infrastructure projects backed by China last month, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said he was afraid the country could go bankrupt. As leader of a government that has tried to crowdfund its $250 billion of debt, that seems to be a reasonable concern.

"It’s all about borrowing too much money, which we cannot afford and cannot repay because we don’t need these projects in Malaysia," Mahathir told the New York Times in interviews about the projects, a rail link and a natural gas pipeline that had a collective price tag of more than $22 billion.

Malaysia is just the latest debt-ridden country to have been courted by Chinese lenders, a potential alternative to International Monetary Fund programs that can come with sweeping stipulations.

For example, China is Venezuela's largest creditor, lending the collapsing country more than $62 billion over the past decade. And just last week, President Xi Jinping offered countries in Africa another $60 billion in aid and loans.

But throwing life lines to emerging markets could be impractical for China in the long run, Nomura economists led by Ting Lu wrote in a recent note.

"China is still financially healthy, but its pockets are not as deep as they were," Lu wrote.

In the first three months of 2018, China ran its first current account-deficit since before joining the World Trade Organization in 2001. It rebounded by the second-quarter, but the setback raised questions about whether current-account deficits could occur more frequently in the future.

China's foreign-exchange reserves have fallen to roughly $3.1 trillion from $4 trillion in 2014. Meanwhile, hard-currency external debt has surged, with corporate offshore dollar bond issuance up about $500 billion during that same period.

"As China’s economy is becoming increasingly constrained by its own production capacity, EM imports from China financed by RMB borrowings would likely squeeze China’s exports, resulting, in our opinion, in a headline trade surplus that could overstate actual FX inflows, ultimately impairing China’s FX reserves," Lu wrote. 

Lending to emerging markets could also face political backlash as China faces an economic slowdown and as a trade war with the US continues to escalate. As Bloomberg Opinion columnist Shuli Ren recently wrote, "China’s shaky domestic economy may mean that it’s no longer politically viable for Beijing to keep being so generous."

For now though, China appears comfortable cozying up to emerging markets. The country been looking to expand economic ties abroad through its Belt and Road Initiative, a trillion-dollar investment venture that has infrastructure investment plans spanning across more than 60 countries.

A recent Pentagon report found the initiative is designed to shape interests to align with Beijing and to avoid confrontation and criticism. Involved countries could "develop economic dependence on Chinese capital, which China could leverage to achieve its interests," it said.

"They know that when they lend big sums of money to a poor country, in the end they may have to take the project for themselves," Mahathir told the Times.

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  • Tesla shares jumped ahead of its investor relations head's presentation at a Morgan Stanley conference on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Shares have been under pressure over the past month, ever since CEO Elon Musk said he was looking into taking the electric-car maker private.
  • NIO, which has been touted as the Tesla of China, started trading in the US on Wednesday.
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Tesla jumped as much as 4.51% in Wednesday trading, ahead of its investor relations head's presentation at Morgan Stanley conference in Laguna Beach, California.

Tesla investor relations head Martin Viecha is schedule to give a company update at 2:45 p.m. ET at the annual conference.

Shares have been under pressure over the past month, in the wake of CEO Elon Musk's attempt to take the electric-car maker private

During an interview on Thursday, Musk was filmed smoking a spliff — marijuana mixed with tobacco. Following that, the company said Friday that its chief accountant, Dave Morton, had resigned Tuesday, and that Gaby Toledano, its human-resources chief, was extending a leave of absence.

Musk tweeted on August 7 that he was considering taking Tesla private at $420 a share and had "funding secured." He later reversed course, but his tweets triggered an SEC subpoena and relentless attacks from investors betting against the company.

And while Tesla was considering going private, Nio, which has been touted as the Tesla of China, started trading at in the US on Wednesday.

Tesla shares have lost 19% over the past month, and are down 8% this year.

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ظهرت الرسالة النصية الأولى على هاتف أحمد منصور عند الساعة 9:38 من صباح أحد أيام آب/أغسطس الحارة عام 2016. كانت الرسالة غامضة بعض الشيء وباللغة العربية، وقد ورد فيها ما يلي: "أسرار جديدة عن تعذيب الإماراتيين في سجون الدولة" وتبعها رابط تشعبي. وقد بدا كل من الرقم والرسالة، والرسالة المشابهة التي تلقاها في اليوم التالي، غريبًا بالنسبة إلى منصور، وهو ناشط معروف في مجال حقوق الإنسان في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة. فقاوم وامتنع عن النقر على الروابط.
بدلاً من ذلك، أرسل منصور الملاحظات إلى معهد أبحاث "سيتيزن لاب" التابع لجامعة تورنتو والمتخصص في حقوق الإنسان وأمن الإنترنت. وبعد العمل بالاتجاه المعاكس، وجد الباحثون أن الروابط التشعبية هي جزء من برنامج تجسس متطور تم تصميمه خصيصًا لاستهداف منصور. ولو نقر على الروابط، لحوّل البرنامج هاتفه إلى "جاسوس رقمي في جيبه"، يتتبع تحركاته ويراقب رسائله ويسيطر على كاميرته وميكروفونه، بحسب ما جاء لاحقًا في تقرير "سيتيزن لاب".
لكن الاكتشاف المهم في التقرير لم يكن التكنولوجيا المستخدمة بحد ذاتها، إذ قامت وكالات الاستخبارات في الدول المتقدمة بتطوير برامج تجسس ونشرها حول العالم. فما برز هو أن معهد "سيتيزن لاب" قد تعقّب البرنامج واكتشف أنه يعود إلى شركة خاصة وهي "مجموعة إن أس أو" الإسرائيلية الغامضة. (يتكون الاسم من الأحرف الأولى من أسماء مؤسسي الشركة الثلاثة). وبطريقة ما، تمكنت هذه الشركة الصغيرة نسبيًا من العثور على ثغرة في أجهزة آيفون الجوالة التي تُعتبر من بين أكثر الأجهزة الخليوية أمنًا في العالم، وقد طورت برنامجًا لاستغلالها – وهي عملية مكلفة للغاية وتستغرق وقتًا طويلاً. وفي هذا السياق، كتب باحثو معهد "سيتيزن لاب" في تقريرهم: "لسنا على علم بأي حالة سابقة تم فيها اختراق نظام حماية أجهزة آيفون عن بُعد ليُستخدم كجزء من حملة هجومية موجّهة".
وتُعد إسرائيل رائدةً على المستوى العالمي في قطاع التكنولوجيا السيبرانية الخاص، حيث تملك على الأقل 300 شركة تغطي كافة المجالات بدءًا من الأمن المصرفي وصولاً إلى الدفاع عن البنية التحتية الحيوية. ولكن في حين أن معظم هذه المؤسسات تهدف إلى حماية الشركات من الهجمات الإلكترونية، استغل بعضها هذا الخط الرفيع الفاصل بين القدرات الإلكترونية الدفاعية وتلك الهجومية لتزويد العملاء بخدمات أكثر شرًا. ففي حالة منصور، يُعتقد أن الإمارات العربية المتحدة قد استخدمت أدوات زوّدتها بها شركة "إن أس أو" لمراقبة أشهر المعارضين في البلاد. (ويقضي منصور الآن حكمًا بالسجن لمدة 10 سنوات بسبب نشره "معلومات كاذبة" على حساباته الخاصة عبر وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي). وفي هذا الإطار، كتب الباحث في مجال السياسات في مؤسسة "راند" ساشا رومانوسكي العام الماضي أنّ "هذه الشركات تقوم بتطبيق تقنيات متطورة أو ربما أكثر تعقيدًا من وكالات الاستخبارات الأمريكية".
ولا تزال خصخصة هذه القدرة الهجومية في مراحلها الأولى. إلا أنها تثير مخاوف واسعة بشأن انتشار بعض الأدوات بالغة القوة وبشأن الطريقة التي تفقد بها الحكومات القدرة على احتكار استخدامها. فعندما تستخدم الأطراف الفاعلة في الدولة الأسلحة الإلكترونية، يكون هناك على الأقل إمكانية التنظيم والمساءلة. ولكن عندما تكون الشركات الخاصة هي الفاعلة، تصبح الأمور أكثر تعقيدًا. وفي هذا الصدد، تمثّل إسرائيل حالة اختبار جيدة. فهي تقدّم إمدادات ثابتة من مشغلي الإنترنت ذوي الكفاءات العالية الذين يتعلمون المهارة هذه أثناء خدمتهم العسكرية في واحدة من نخبة وحدات الاستخبارات في البلاد - والوحدة 8200 هي الأشهَر بينها – وينتقلون بعد ذلك للعمل في الشركات الخاصة. وقال نداف زافرير، وهو جنرال متقاعد وقائد سابق للوحدة 8200، إنّ الجنود الذين يقضون وقتًا في الخدمة لحماية إسرائيل من الهجمات الإلكترونية ينتهي بهم الحال في معرفة كيفية مهاجمة الطرف الآخر. وأضاف، "من أجل سد الثغرة بين الدفاع والهجوم، يجب أن يكون لديك عقلية المعتدي".
ولم تكن قضية منصور مسألةً منفردة. فوفقًا لمعهد "سيتيزن لاب"، تم استهداف نحو 175 شخصًا من قِبل برامج التجسس التي طورتها مجموعة "إن أس أو" منذ عام 2016، ومن بينهم ناشطون في مجال حقوق الإنسان ومعارضون. ويشار إلى أن شركات إسرائيلية أخرى توفّر منتجات مماثلة. وفي هذا الإطار، قال نيمرود كوزلوفسكي، وهو أستاذ مساعد في "جامعة تل أبيب" ومحامٍ متخصص في الأمن السيبراني: "ما من طريقة أخرى، فمن أجل تأمين الدفاع للشبكة، ينبغي تحديد نقاط الضعف". ثم أضاف: "لقد تم إنشاؤها بناءً على معرفة [إسرائيل] المتعمقة بمكامن الضعف والطرق الهجومية هذه. فنحن على دراية تامة بالأهداف".
فلنأخذ على سبيل المثال أشهر هذه الأهداف المزعومة، أي الهجوم الذي نفذته الوحدة 8200 بالتعاون مع "وكالة الأمن القومي" الأمريكية في عامي 2009 و2010 على منشأة إيرانية لتخصيب اليورانيوم في نطنز. لقد تمكنت الوحدة من نشر فيروس حاسوبي - يطلق عليه اسم "ستوكسنت" – داخل المرفق على الرغم من وجود فجوة هوائية هناك، أي أن المرفق كان منفصلًا عمليًا عن شبكة الإنترنت الواسعة. واستهدف الفيروس نظام التشغيل لأجهزة الطرد المركزي المستخدمة في تخصيب اليورانيوم، ما أدى إلى جعلها تتحرك بوتيرة خارجة عن السيطرة وتكسّرها. وعلى ما يبدو، تم اختراق نظام المراقبة أيضًا، إذ لم يلاحظ الإيرانيون بدايةً الضرر الذي كان يحدث.
ولعله ليس من الصدفة أن الكثير من منتجات شركات الدفاع الإلكتروني الإسرائيلية يهدف إلى إحباط الهجمات التي تكون على نمط "ستوكسنت" والتي تهاجم البنية التحتية الحيوية. فتضم هذه الشركات شركة "أبيريو سيستمز" التي يرأسها ضابط مخابرات سابق يدعى ليران تانكمان والتي طورت منتجًا يكتشف التلاعب بالبيانات - "آلة الحقيقة"، كما يسميها تانكمان - في قراءات المستشعِرات في المنشآت الصناعية.
وبالرغم من أن "ستوكسنت" فيروسًا قديمًا ولا يُعمل به الآن سوى كأداة تحليلية، بات اليوم مصدر اهتمام الخبراء في هذا المجال، وذلك لسبب وجيه: لقد كان هجومًا إلكترونيًا ناجحًا للغاية ضد جهة تابعة للدولة، وقد تسبب بأضرار مادية فعلية. وفي هذا الصدد، قال الخبير غابرييل أفنر، وهو مستشار الأمن الرقمي في إسرائيل، "إن عقدًا واحدًا من الزمن في التكنولوجيا هو دهر". ففي أيامنا هذه، تتزايد الهجمات السيبرانية، بحسب ما قال زافرير، وهو القائد السابق للوحدة 8200 ويدير اليوم شركة "تيم 8"، وهي شركة تجمع بين صندوق للمشاريع الرأسمالية وحاضن ومختبر للأفكار. أمّا التطور الذي يقلقه ويقلق وخبراء آخرين فهو انتشار إنترنت الأشياء.
وفي هذا الصدد، قال الخبير بالمسائل المتصلة بالفضاء الإلكتروني في "جامعة هارفارد" بروس شناير: "لقد تحول كل شيء إلى حاسوب: الهاتف والثلاجة وجهاز الميكروويف والسيارة". وتكمن المشكلة في أن شبكة الإنترنت، التي ظهرت في السبعينيات والثمانينيات من القرن الماضي، قد صُمّمت من دون مراعاة المسألة الأمنية. لذلك، يتسابق الجميع الآن إلى سدّ الثغرات في أنظمة المعلومات (مثل البرمجيات) وأنظمة التشغيل (مثل المنشآت الصناعية المادية) قديمة الطراز أو المكتوبة بشكل سيئ أو غير الآمنة. ثم أضاف شناير، وهو أيضًا مؤلف كتاب "انقر هنا لقتل الجميع: الأمن والصمود في عالم شديد الاتصال: "الهجمات أصبحت أسرع وأسهل وأفضل".
فهل يعني ذلك أننا هالكون جميعًا؟ الإجابة المختصرة هي لا – أو أقله ربما لا. فحتى الآن، إذا وضعنا "ستوكسنت" جانبًا، تُعد الهجمات الإلكترونية الأكثر نجاحًا هي تلك التي استهدفت أوكرانيا وإستونيا وتسببت في أضرار مادية واسعة النطاق. وعلى الرغم من أن هذه الهجمات، التي استهدفت شبكات الطاقة والمؤسسات المالية والوزارات الحكومية، قد تسببت بأضرار فادحة، تم تحديدها ومعالجتها بسرعة نسبيًا. ولم يحصل أي من سيناريوهات "يوم القيامة" التي يرغب بعض الخبراء أو النقاد في التحذير منها - مثل سيطرة المتسللين على سلاح نووي أو طائرة تجارية أو برامج ضارة تتسبب في انهيار وول ستريت.
ويعود ذلك جزئيًا إلى أنه "سيتوفر دائمًا للمتسللين الذين ترعاهم الدولة الموارد التي يحتاجونها"، بحسب تانكمان. "إنما المهم هنا هو إلى أي مدى يسبق القطاع العام [الجهات غير التابعة للدولة]. لن يكون هناك أي "سلاح نووي سيبراني" خلال سنة أو سنتين من اليوم، إذ تكمن المسألة في وتيرة التطور بين المهاجمين والمدافعين. فعليك أن تعمل بدون توقف".
وإذا كان جزء من الخطر نابع من الخط الضبابي الذي يفصل بين الدفاع السيبراني والهجوم السيبراني، يأتي جزء آخر من التمييز شبه المعدوم بين المجالين الالكترونيين العام والخاص. ففي تموز/يوليو على سبيل المثال، أصدرت السلطات الإسرائيلية لوائح اتهام عدة ضد موظف سابق في مجموعة "إن أس أو" ادّعت فيها أنه سرق معلومات حساسة ومسجّلة الملكية وهو في طور مغادرته الشركة. غير أن الموظف الذي لم يُكشف عن اسمه اتُهم أيضًا بمحاولة تقويض الأمن القومي: فقد حاول على ما يبدو بيع المعلومات بمبلغ قدره 50 مليون دولار أمريكي في عملة مشفرة إلى مشترٍ أجنبي على الشبكة المظلمة، وهي جزء شاسع من الانترنت وغير ظاهر يتعذر الوصول إليه من خلال محركات البحث العادية.
ولا تشكّل هذه الحادثة التي كشفتها الشركة بسرعة إلا حالة واحدة من بين العديد من الحالات التي توضح مدى ارتباط المجالين الخاص والعام في الحرب السيبرانية. فالقدرات التي كانت تخص الحكومات وحدها تجد اليوم طريقها إلى الشركات خاصة التي غالبًا ما تكون مجرمة.
وأصبحت شيفرة فيروس "ستوكسنت" متاحةً للعلن الآن. ففي عام 2013، سرق متسللون – يُعتقد أنهم من الجنسية الروسية - سلاحًا إلكترونيًا طورته "وكالة الأمن القومي" مستغلةً نقاط الضعف في "مايكروسوفت ويندوز" ونشروه على الانترنت. وفي أيار/مايو 2017، استخدم متسللون آخرون - ربما من كوريا الشمالية – هذا السلاح لإطلاق هجوم فيروس الفدية على صعيد العالم. ويُعتقد أن الهجوم الذي حمل اسم "واناكراي" قد أصاب 200 ألف حاسوب في أكثر من 150 دولة، ومنها أجزاء رئيسية من "دائرة خدمة الصحة الوطنية البريطانية"، قبل أن يتم إيقافه. وفي قضية منفصلة في عام 2013، أثبتت شركة "مانديانت"، وهي شركة خاصة للأمن السيبراني في الولايات المتحدة، أن المتسللين الذين يعملون لصالح الجيش الصيني يستهدفون الشركات الأمريكية والوكالات الحكومية. وفي عام 2015، قامت وحدة 8200 بحسب التقارير باختراق شركة "كاسبرسكاي لاب" الرائدة عالميًا في برامج مكافحة الفيروسات، كما اكتشفت أن الشركة الخاصة كانت تعمل كبوابة خلفية للمخابرات الروسية إلى عملائها، ومن بينهم أكثر من ٢٠ وكالة حكومية أمريكية.
وفي هذا السياق، قال جنرال إسرائيلي متقاعد ومؤسس شركة "بلو أوشين تكنولوجيز" المتخصصة بالهجمات الالكترونية رامي بن أفرايم: "في العالم المادي للحروب، لطالما عُرف بوضوح ما هو عام: أي الدبابات والقبة الحديدية (أنظمة الدفاع الصاروخي) وطائرات أف- ١٦. وتابع: "أمّا في العالم السيبراني اليوم، فالأمر معقد"، إذ يمكن أن تكون البنى التحتية الحيوية، مثل مرافق الطاقة أو محطات معالجة المياه، مملوكةً للقطاع الخاص، كما هو غالبًا الحال في الولايات المتحدة. ولكنها قد تتسبب في أضرار تطال البلد بأكمله إذا ما تعطلت أنظمتها. وكذلك، تمرّ رسائل تعبئة قوات الاحتياط الإسرائيلية في أوقات الحرب عبر شبكات الاتصالات الخاصة. كما أن إنترنت الأشياء - التي ربطت الكثير من منتجاتنا الاستهلاكية - قد خلقت أيضًا نقاط ضعف هائلة.
وأضاف بن أفرايم، وهو طيار حربي سابق: "إذا كنت ترغب في إنزال طائرة، وإذا كنت ترغب في الحصول على قوة جوية، فأنت لا تدخل من الباب الأمامي، أي قمرة القيادة، بل تنال من المطار والأنظمة اللوجستية. وتذهب خلف أجهزة الآيباد التي يأخذها معهم الطيارون إلى منازلهم". وأضاف بن أفرايم، لم يعد هناك "كيانات قائمة بذاتها –فكلّ شيء أصبح جزءًا من شبكة". وحسبما أخبرني نائب وزير الدفاع في ليتوانيا إدفيناس كيرزا في الخريف الماضي في العاصمة فيلنيوس، في إشارة إلى الإجراءات الروسية ضد الدول السوفيتية السابقة الأخرى: "إن الهجمات تأتي من الداخل – المصارف في تراجع والحكومة غير مستجيبة وهناك حالة عدم استقرار عام..."لا فرق إن تم تحصين الحدود"، كما يقولون، "فنحن سنأتي من الداخل".
قد اختارت إسرائيل على سبيل المثال مكافحة المشكلة على مستوى الدولة عن طريق ربط المجالين العام والخاص، وأحيانًا بكل ما للكلمة من معنى. فمركز البلاد للفضاء السيبراني في مدينة بئر السبع الجنوبية لا يضم حرم التكنولوجيا الجديد التابع للجيش الإسرائيلي فحسب، بل أيضًا مجمع شركات ذات تقنيات عالية ومركز النقب للأبحاث السيبرانية التابع لـ"جامعة بن غوريون" و"المديرية السيبرانية الوطنية" التي تتبع مباشرةً مكتب رئيس الوزراء. وقال المستشار الأمني أفنير بإصرار: "هناك جسر مادي بينهما".
وفي عالم أطلقت فيه مؤخرًا وكالة الأمن الداخلي الإسرائيلية، الشاباك، برنامجًا خاصًا يسرّع بدء التشغيل، فإن التعاون بين المجالَين العام والخاص سيزيد. ففي الواقع، عليها أن تتعاون لتواكب التطورات السريعة في مجالات مثل الذكاء الاصطناعي والتعلم الآلي وإنجازات أخرى في القدرات الحاسوبية.
ولم تقم الحرب الالكترونية بتعتيم الخط الذي يفصل بين الهجوم والدفاع فحسب، بل أيضًا مفهوم الملكية السيادية في ما يتعلق بالتطور التكنولوجي - وبالتحديد ما يشكل بالضبط شركة إسرائيلية (أو أمريكية أو صينية). لقد حجبت الإنترنت الحدود، والحرب السيبرانية ليست مستثناة. وكما قال شناير من جامعة هارفارد: "تُصنع الرقائق في (أ) وتُجمّع في (ب) وتكتب البرمجيات في جميع أنحاء العالم من قِبَل 125 فردًا من جنسيات مختلفة". وتبدو هذه الانسيابية شائعةً بشكل خاص في إسرائيل، حيث أنشأت الشركات الأجنبية، التي تملك أموالاً طائلة، مراكز متقدمة لأنشطة الأبحاث والتطوير واشترت الشركات الناشئة المحلية.
وفي حين أن الطبيعة الدولية لتكنولوجيا الحاسوب تعود بفوائد كثيرة، تعقّد عملية التحقق من مصدر الهجوم السيبراني. وبالتالي، إنّ غياب تحديد المصدر يصعّب استجابة الحكومات، وعدم وجود تهديد بالانتقام يجعل الردع عسيرًا، إن لم يكن مستحيلاً. وكتب ديفيد سانجر في مقال نُشر في صحيفة "نيويورك تايمز" مقتبسًا من كتابه "السلاح الأمثل: حرب وتخريب وخوف في عصر الإنترنت": "إنّ السبب في ظهور الأسلحة السيبرانية كأدوات فعالة لكافة الدول مهما كان حجمها يكمن في كونه طريقةً للعرقلة وممارسة السلطة أو النفوذ من دون إشعال حروب ومعارك قتالية".
وفي حين أن القطاع الخاص قد يكون قادرًا على دفع رواتب أعلى لشعبه، ما يجعله يجتذب المواهب والبراعة التكنولوجية، لا تزال الحكومة تحمل ورقةً رابحةً واحدة: القانون. وهذا ما يعيدنا إلى مجموعة "إن أس أو" ومنصور، المعارض الإماراتي. فمن أجل أن تبيع مجموعة "إن أس أو" بشكل قانوني السلاح السيبراني الهجومي الذي استُخدم لاستهداف منصور، كانت بحاجة إلى تصريح من ضابط منظم تصدير الأسلحة الإسرائيلي الموجود في وزارة الدفاع. بهذه الطريقة على الأقل، يتم تنظيم الأسلحة السيبرانية بشكل صارم مثل أنظمة الأسلحة الأخرى التي يبيعها الإسرائيليون لحكومات أجنبية، وحيث لا يكون التعامل إلاّ مع الحكومات. 
وفي هذا الإطار، قال يوفال ساسون، وهو شريك متخصص في تصدير الدفاع في شركة المحاماة "ميتار" الرائدة في إسرائيل: "إن بيع أنظمة كهذه إلى مؤسسات غير حكومية، مثل شركة أو أصحاب نفوذ سياسي غير قانوني إطلاقًا. وتمامًا مثل بيع طائرة بدون طيار أو رشاش، ينظر الضابط المنظم إلى المستخدم النهائي: أي هوية الحكومة وأعمالها. فالأداء الوظيفي اختبار محوري". وفي حالة الإمارات العربية المتحدة ومنصور، نصح بعض المسؤولين في مكتب المنظّم بعدم بيع هذا النظام لدولة عربية، وفقًا للصحيفة اليومية الإسرائيلية "يديعوت أحرونوت". وأفادت بأن الأسلحة الإلكترونية التي وافق عليها المنظمون أخيرًا كانت أضعف من تلك التي اقترحتها شركة "إن أس أو" وقالت إن بعض المسؤولين في وزارة الدفاع يعارضون الصفقة لأن التكنولوجيا كانت تُباع إلى بلد عربي. ونقلت الصحيفة عن مسؤول رفيع المستوى في الوزارة قوله: "من العار أن يمنحوا تصريحًا كهذا".
وقالت شركة "إن أس أو" في بيان لها إنها تمتثل لجميع القوانين ذات الصلة وإنها "لا تشغّل البرنامج لعملائها، وإنما تطوره فقط". قد يكون هذا الفارق مجرد خدعة، ولكنه يقدم مثالاً آخر على الإشكالات المتعلقة بمسألة الدفاع والهجوم، والخاصة والعامة: فيمكن استخدام الأدوات السيبرانية الخاصة نفسها التي تم توظيفها ضد أعداء الدولة مثل الصحفيين والمعارضين، لاعتراض سبيل تجار المخدرات والإرهابيين أيضًا. ففي الواقع، في عام 2016، استعان مكتب التحقيقات الفيدرالي بشركة إسرائيلية منفصلة تُدعى "سيلبريت" لفتح جهاز آيفون الخاص بأحد الإرهابيين المتورطين بتنفيذ هجوم سان برناردينو في كاليفورنيا عام 2015، حيث استخدمت الشركة أداةً سيبرانيةً جديدةً لفتحه بعد أن رفضت شركة "آبل" أن تقوم بذلك. ويقال إن "سيلبريت" تبيع منتجاتها في أكثر من 100 بلد.
وفي حين أن بعض المنتقدين يلومون إسرائيل على السلوك المارق، فإن البلاد ليست بعيدة عن ذلك. فلا يوجد في التجارة العالمية للأسلحة إلاّ قلة من الأولياء، حتى بين الديمقراطيات الغربية. ومن مصلحة الشركات الإسرائيلية الامتثال للقانون وتجنب التجاوزات ومنع وقوع التكنولوجيا في الأيدي الخاطئة. وعلى حد تعبير أفنر، "يمكن جني الكثير من الأموال، وبشكل قانوني. فلمَ العمل إذًا في الظلال؟"
وفي النتيجة، لم تكن "إن أس أو" تعمل في الظلال. فقد وافقت الحكومة الإسرائيلية على الصفقة التي أجرتها شركة خاصة في ما يتعلق ببيع أسلحة سيبرانية متطورة إلى حكومة عربية لديها مبادلات استخباراتية وأمنية. وكان هذا القرار رمزيًا للطريقة التي تغيرت فيها التكنولوجيا والحرب والسياسة بشكل كبير خلال سنوات قليلة فقط. ولطالما كان هناك عمليات تجسس وعمليات إعلامية وهجمات عسكرية، وكذلك الجهات الخاصة التي تبيع الأسلحة في جميع أنحاء العالم (من بينها، في العقود الأخيرة، العديد من الأفراد العسكريين الإسرائيليين السابقين). أمّا الفرق الآن فهو مدى وصول الأدوات السيبرانية الجديدة وسرعتها وانتشارها السهل. "لقد بدأ سباق التسلح السيبراني ذات الأبعاد التاريخية ولكن الخفية"، بحسب سانجر - والسباق عالمي. والجانب السلبي المحتمل واضح: سباق تسلح بدون قواعد أو معايير ومن دون خطوط أمامية واضحة. لكن لا مجال للعودة.
وقال بن أفرايم: "يجب أن نتواضع. لقد بدأنا نفهمه للتو". وأضاف: "إنها ثورة حقيقية. فقبل مئة عام، لم يكن من عنصر جوي للحرب. والآن بات عنصرًا حاسمًا لأي جيش". وقال: "الفضاء الالكتروني أكبر من ذلك حتى. اليوم، تفتح عينيك في الصباح – فتجد نفسك فيه".

نيري زيلبر زميل مساعد في معهد واشنطن ومؤلف مشارك (مع غيث العمري) للمقالة "دولة بلا جيش، جيش بلا دولة: تطور قوات أمن السلطة الفلسطينية، 1994-2018".

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The US has expressed deep concern over China's "worsening crackdown" on minority Muslims in the Xinjiang region and is considering sanctions against senior Chinese officials.

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post場所がHaneda Airport International Terminalって。。。。




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Dr. Leana Wen, the health commissioner for the city of Baltimore, has been named the new president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. It will be the first time in nearly five decades that a doctor is the head of Planned Parenthood, according to the organization. She's replacing longtime President Cecile Richards, who announced in January that she would be stepping down. Wen was an emergency room physician before she transitioned to the world of public health. She will continue to serve as Baltimore's health commissioner for one month before she departs, according to a statement from the city. In her new role, Wen will also be the president of Planned Parenthood's advocacy arm, which lobbies for reproductive health issues, including wider access to abortion. In a video released by Planned Parenthood, Wen describes how when she was a child, her family immigrated to the U.S. from China. The new arrivals relied on Medicaid, food stamps — and medical care from Planned Parenthood.
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Micron shares are down 34 percent since its recent high in May as investors fear the impact of U.S.-China tariffs.
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Replies: 792 Last poster: enchion at 13-09-2018 00:30 Topic is Open YakuzA schreef op woensdag 12 september 2018 @ 17:14: Vermoed idd dat Spanje zal proberen de tijd gelijk te krijgen met Portugal. Als Portugal op de zomertijd blijft en Spanje op de wintertijd blijft zijn ze weer in sync, voor de rest van de landen zal het waarschijnlijk op zomertijd blijven het meeste overeenkomen met de ligging. [Afbeelding]Señor Sjon schreef op woensdag 12 september 2018 @ 17:22: Valt me op dat de meeste gebieden eerder in het rood zitten, met grote uitschieter China.China bewijst juist dat tijdzones compleet bullshit zijn. Lijkt me nl sterk dat een medewerker in westelijk China (rondom Urumqi) 4 uur voor zonsopgang gaat opstaan om gelijk te lopen met de tijd waar zijn collega in de zelfde sector opstaat die boven Noord Korea woont. Als China op dezelfde tijd kan functioneren kan de hele wereld ook op dezelfde tijd gezet worden. Zowiezo als ik naar de kaart kijk loopt de helft van de wereld al op de verkeerde/scheve/oneigenlijke tijd dus zou het die mensen ook niet moeten uitmaken.
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Hundreds of thousands of Russian troops have swept across Siberia in the nation’s largest ever war games also joined by China — a powerful show of burgeoning military ties between Moscow and Beijing. Moscow said the weeklong Vostok (East) 2018...
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The severe storm is predicted to graze the northern Philippines before taking aim at Hong Kong and southeastern China.
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영작문2-다음의 주제 중 하나를 골라 400단어 내외의 영작을 하시오.1. Advantages and disadvantages of single life 2. Mandatory English Learning in elementary school-방송통신대학교 2017학년도 영작문2 과제물 레포트[영작문2 공통] 다음의 주제 중 하나를 골라 400단어 내외의 영작을 하시오.[영작문2 공통] Korean Food Culture에 관한 400단어 정도의 작문하기[영작문2 공통] Korean Food Culture에 관한 400단어 정도의 작문하기영작문2)다음의 주제 중 하나를 골라 400단어 내외의 영작을 하시오.(Advantages and disadvantages of single life)[방통대 영어영문학과 3학년 영작문2 공통] 다음의 주제 중 하나를 골라 400단어 내외의 영작을 하시오. Pros and cons of early English education 조기교육에 대한 찬반에 대해 서술하였습니다. 영작문2 As I mentioned above due to many kinds of grounds I can maintain that early English education is more reasonable and essential to the infants or the children in both individual and social aspects: improving many personal abilities and balancing with different things. Nevertheless there is one thing to keep in our mind. Consistent practice makes perfect. Therefore as using the strength to learn English even faster we have to stick to it and keep going on and on. 대학 영작문[2]영작문23공통)다음의주제중하나를골라Dream vacation400단어내외의영작을하시오0k(A+ 레포트) Balancing Study and Work에이즈에 관한 영작-[AIDS]-(에이즈영작문, 에이즈 영어 글짓기, 영어 영작문, 영어 논술, 에이즈 영문, 영어 글짓기,영문 에세이)중국 인구문제 (The Population problem of China) 영작초등학교 국어과 영어과 정보통신기술(ICT)활용교육, 초등학교 수학과 사회과 정보통신기술(ICT)활용교육, 초등학교 음악과 미술과 ICT활용교육문학교육,독서교육전략(수업전략), 양성평등수학교육,ICT활용영어교육전략(수업전략), STS,표현중심말하기교육전략,장애아통합교육전략(수업전략)중학교 영어과 학습지도안[취업정보] 이력서,영문resume,면접tip[교육학] 교육개혁과 문제점제국주의에 대한 영작+[번역문](제국주의 영작문, 제국주의 영어, 영어 영작문, 영어 논술, imperialism 영문, 영문 에세이)초등학생 남자 영어 자기소개서 + 번역문 (초등학생 남자 영어 자기소개서, 영문 자기소개, 영어로,자기소개 영작, 한글번역문, 초등학교)Pyramids 피라미드에 관한 영작+[번역문](피라미드 영작문, 피라미드 영어 글짓기, 영어 영작문, 영어 논술,피라미드 영문, 영어 글짓기)책 진주 독후감 영작[The Pearl](진주 영작문, 영어 글짓기, 영어 영작문, 영어 논술, 영문 에세이,영문 독후감,영어 독후감) 조회수:116회
          Surveillance cameras in Taiwan      Cache   Translate Page      

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          9/13/2018: Business: Who can win ‘deranged game of chicken’?      Cache   Translate Page      

The US and China are on a combustible escalation path that can end only when there is economic blood on the floor. Both think they can withstand the longer siege, and neither can retreat easily. “I don’t see any off-ramp. There is going to have to be...
          9/13/2018: Business: Kiwi on backfoot      Cache   Translate Page      
A fix for the weaker yuan, jitters about US-China trade tensions and concerns about emerging markets kept the kiwi dollar on the backfoot in Asian trading. It traded at US65.10c from US65.26c on Tuesday. The trade-weighted index was at 71.04. The kiwi...
          Fenerbahçe: nome nuovo per la panchina      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Maharashtra govt plans to export de-oiled soya cake to China      Cache   Translate Page      
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          BIZARRE TERROR ATTACKS: Gardner Calls Out Russia as State Sponsor of Terror      Cache   Translate Page      
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said more evidence that Russia is a state sponsor of terrorism appeared in an NBC News report Tuesday that links the former communist nation to a bizarre string of attacks on U.S. embassy personnel in Cuba and China. The U.S. has said 26 government workers were injured in unexplained attacks at […]
          Super Typhoon Mangkhut      Cache   Translate Page      
Typhoon Mangkhut is hurtling toward the Philippines and China with the potential for strong winds.
          US proposes a new round of China trade talks, US household incomes rise      Cache   Translate Page      
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CNBC's Eamon Javers reports that the U.S. has proposed a new round of trade talks with China and that the Census Bureau reported a rise in U.S. household incomes. Javers also reported that President Donald Trump signed an executive order allowing sanctions on foreign entities if they meddle in U.S. elections.
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          China car crashing: Nine killed as SUV crashes into crowd at a public square      Cache   Translate Page      
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          US will solidify its presence in South China Sea, says Stratfor      Cache   Translate Page      
Standoff continues
          US-China trade progress not expected before election      Cache   Translate Page      
U.S. officials are reportedly seeking a round of high-level talks with China before the next series of tariffs are imposed, but strategists were skeptical the proposed talks will do much to ratchet down trade tensions before the November election.
          US in early stages of proposing new trade talks with China in the near future      Cache   Translate Page      
US in early stages of proposing new trade talks with China in the near future
          Rat in broth wipes $190 million off restaurant chain's value       Cache   Translate Page      
A video of a small, dead rat — boiled, gelatinous and with its stunned arms outstretched — fished out of a vat of bubbling broth has shocked China, and sent shares of a popular restaurant chain plummeting, The New York Times reports. 
          Sixty Nations Attend Putin's Fourth Eastern Economic Forum, as Britain Tries to Start War with Russia in Syria      Cache   Translate Page      
White Helmets rescue workers in the al-Sakhour neighbourhood of eastern Aleppo, Syria, in 2016

The Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation today announced that Arab and American TV camera crews have been sent to Jisr al-Shughur in Syria's Idlib province to begin shooting the footage of the planned, "false flag" chemical weapons attack being prepared by British assets, aiming to drag President Trump into a military attack on Syria. The Russians have provided evidence of the planned staging of an attack to the UN, the OPCW, and the U.S. State Department, but the British, French and the neo-cons in the U.S. are all repeating the mantra that Syria is planning a chemical weapons attack, and that there will be a full-scale military assault on Syria as soon as it happens. The fact that there is absolutely no military purpose for the government to kill a few civilians with chemical weapons is neglected, simply repeating ad nauseam that Assad is a monster who kills his own people. The fact that Idlib is largely under the control of terrorist organizations connected to al-Qaeda, which carried out the slaughter of innocents 17 years ago today in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania, is an irony ignored by the war party, who are willing to join with that same al-Qaeda to overthrow yet another West Asian government which was no threat to anyone. That such an invasion could start a war with Russia and China, which could mean the end of civilization as we know it, is ignored.

The actual target of this British horror scenario is the danger, in their eyes, that President Trump will follow through on his intention to establish friendly relations with Presidents Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping.

In Russia yesterday, in the Far Eastern city of Vladivostok, 6,000 political and business leaders from 60 countries have gathered to attend the fourth annual Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) organized by President Putin. The concept is that the vast Russian Far East is a "New Frontier" for all of Asia — and in fact for the entire world, if they choose to participate. The EEF follows by exactly one week the historic Forum for China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) held in Beijing hosted by President Xi, with every African nation but one in attendance, nearly all of them heads of state or government.

What is demonstrated by these two international fora is that the majority of the world's nations and people are turning to Russia and China as leaders of a new paradigm, a hopeful future based on transforming the poverty and subservience of the colonial and neo-colonial era into an era of peace and development worldwide. To the spokesmen for the Empire — both within the U.K. and in the U.S. and Europe — this hopeful future for mankind is perceived as a deadly danger, the end of Empire itself. The fact that President Trump wishes to be part of the new paradigm, rejecting the "special relationship" with Perfidious Albion, is the cause of both the British coup attempt against the U.S. President, and of the insane provocation for war against Syria, and potentially against Russia.

The U.S. economy, meanwhile, is booming, relative to the past decade, in response to the stimulus implemented by the Trump tax cuts, tariffs on steel and aluminum, and cut backs on both regulations and the insane environmental restraints based on fake climate science. But the quadrillion-dollar-plus financial bubble created by decades of speculation and money-printing will not disappear through growth alone, and threatens to bring down the world economy when it crashes.

Trump's intention therefore, to befriend Putin and Xi, is essential not only for peace, but also for development. Only this combination of great nations and great cultures can bring about a New Bretton Woods conference, to put the Casino Mondial out of its misery, and to establish a new world financial system based on the common aims of Mankind. This is our task. As Schiller wrote in his poem The Artists: "The dignity of Man into your hands is given, It's keeper be! It sinks with you! With you it will be risen!"


          Dow, S&P 500 eke out gain      Cache   Translate Page      
(CNBC) — Stocks fell on Wednesday as comments from a top 3M executive washed out the positive sentiment from a possible renewal of U.S.-China trade talks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 18 points as shares of 3M dropped 2.7 percent. CFO Nick Gangestad said 3M expects higher raw materials costs to be a headwind […]
          Marquina: Gobiernos de China y Venezuela deben cumplir con la Constitución      Cache   Translate Page      

MarquinaJhoan Meléndez / 12 sep 2018.- El segundo vicepresidente de la Asamblea Nacional (AN), Alfonso Marquina, instó a los Gobiernos de China y Venezuela a cumplir con la Constitución, haciendo referencia a la visita del presidente Nicolás Maduro al país asiático. “Le recomendaría al gobierno de China y al venezolano que cumplan con la Constitución para […]

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          Delcy Rodríguez: Modelo económico chino debe “emularse en el mundo”      Cache   Translate Page      

Luis Sequera / 12 sep 2018.-Este miércoles la vicepresidenta de la República, Delcy Rodríguez, luego de una reunión con el presidente ejecutivo del Banco de Desarrollo de China, Zheng Jizhe, alabó el modelo económico instaurado en el gigante asiático, debe “emularse en el mundo”. “Estos son los modelos que deben emularse en el mundo, basados […]

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          [ASAP] Fine Particle Constituents and Mortality: A Time-Series Study in Beijing, China      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Gastronomiczny skandal w Chinach. Martwy szczur w jedzeniu      Cache   Translate Page      
Sieć chińskich restauracji jest w sporych opałach po tym, jak klient znalazł w jedzeniu martwego szczura. O incydencie poinformowały lokalne media.
          SCE Brings New Vision of Digital Economy.      Cache   Translate Page      


Industry leaders attending the first Smart China Expo (SCE 2018) in China’s western city of Chongqing have articulated a new vision for how the world’s digital economy will evolve at the event’s Global Digital Economy Summit, a forum that brought together 650 participants under the theme “New Digital Economy, New Growth Engine.” Speakers projected a future in which Big Data reshapes the way businesses and governments operate, cooperate, and compete. New forces being unleashed by current innovations threaten to disrupt the existing economic growth models of many industries, as digital information will rise to the same status as land and capital as a key element of productivity. Meanwhile, governments around the world are building “smart infrastructure” as they seek to use technology to upgrade power grids, railways, ports and toll roads, and seek to integrate everything. Big Data technology also helps build “smart cities,” boost consumption, and improve social welfare programs ranging from education to philanthropy to healthcare. To view the multimedia release go to: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8389751-smart-china-expo-sce-2018/

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          Comment on 19th amendment STOLE the People’s sovereignty & 20a will do worse by Charles      Cache   Translate Page      
Brand new political personalities have messed up sound political scenes else wher_ France,USA are examples. What we want are experienced visionary political leaders back in saddle as in China and Russia.
          La industria textil ya produce más en Portugal que en China      Cache   Translate Page      

Las etiquetas del Made in China comienzan a descoserse de las prendas que producen las marcas ourensanas. A cambio proliferan las que acreditan la fabricación en Portugal. Así lo demuestran los datos de la Agencia Tributaria que auditan las expediciones internacionales de las empresas. La modificación de la tendencia ha sido paulatina, y se aprecia con nitidez en los últimos cinco años. La industria textil ourensana encargó en el 2012 prendas a China por valor de 56 millones de euros, pero en el pasado ejercicio la cifra había caído hasta los 28 millones.
Mientras, la confección importada a Portugal ha mantenido una línea estable, con un ligero crecimiento al pasar en el mismo periodo de 33 millones a 35 millones. Es decir, la confección lusa es ya la principal proveedora internacional de la moda ourensana. 
Producir en China ya no resulta tan barato y hacerlo en Portugal compensa por razón de proximidad y porque los costes de fabricación son "más asumibles" que en España. Rubén Vázquez, experto en comercio internacional indica que "esta situación viene motivada por la progresiva deslocalización de las fabricas subcontratadas por las principales firmas ourensanas por una cuestión de ventaja comparativa en costes".
Sin embargo, Asia sigue siendo una zona apetecible para producir. En el año 2012 los encargos de ropa a los talleres de Bangladesh apenas supusieron 700.000 euros pero en el 2017 ya habían subido hasta los 3 millones de euros. Y es que la industria bengalí está creciendo de forma espectacular y hacia allí mira también el textil ourensano. Pero, el sector también hace sus encargos en otras zonas europeas. Un país tan maduro en el gremio de la moda como Italia es el tercer proveedor de las prendas ourensanas, con unas ventas de 13,3 millones de euros el año pasado, por lo tanto ocupando el tercer lugar entre los importadores.

COMPRAS TOTALES
Las compras de la industria textil ourensana el pasado ejercicio se elevaron  a 108 millones de euros. En las importaciones que hacen todas las empresas de todos los sectores desde China el peso de la industria de la confección es determinante ya que más de la mitad de las operaciones formalizadas con el gigante asiático se llevan a cabo en este gremio. 


          US proposing new round of trade talks with China: WSJ - MarketWatch      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Amerikaanse bedrijven smeden een monsterverbond tegen Trumps heffingen      Cache   Translate Page      
De grootste Amerikaanse bedrijven gaan openlijk campagnevoeren tegen de importheffingen die president Trump Chinese producten oplegt. Daarmee lijkt China in zijn opzet geslaagd.
          Javier Fernández apadrina el Huawei 'más solidario'      Cache   Translate Page      
El patinador fue la imagen del nuevo terminar de la marca china, que donará un porcentaje de sus beneficios a la Fundación Cris Contra el Cáncer.
          iPhone XS Hands On: XS Max Feels 'Shockingly' Light, Killer Features are Depth of Field Slider in Photos and Dual SIM      Cache   Translate Page      
Apple's latest event has come to a close, and that means the press is now getting a chance to go hands-on with the newest iPhones: the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. While largely similar in design to the 2017 iPhone X, the new models pack in a few new features that are distinct from the previous generation, namely the XS Max's large new 6.5-inch display.


According to The Verge, the iPhone XS Max actually "feels much better than any 'Plus' iPhone ever has," thanks to a more ergonomic fit in the hands.
The iPhone XS Max is bigger, yes, but as you can see in the photos (below), it is almost hard to distinguish the two when you’re looking at photos. It feels much better than any “Plus” iPhone ever has. I always found the Plus-sized iPhones to be ungainly, but the Max seems to be a little more ergonomic in subtle ways. If you’ve wanted a Plus before but were put off by the size, I’d at least try to hold the new Max size before making your decision.
Although Engadget warned that the iPhone XS Max approaches "smartphone overkill" with its size, they ultimately admitted that the device is "shockingly" light.

And then there's the iPhone Xs Max, which is the closest Apple has ever come to full smartphone overkill. That's mostly because of the phone's massive display -- at 6.5-inches diagonal, this is the biggest screen that Apple has ever squeezed into a smartphone. To say it's a handful is putting it very mildly, but here's the really crazy thing: it's surprisingly light, almost shockingly so. That might not sound like something to get worked up over, but take it from me, a habitual phablet fan: every fraction of an ounce a company can shave off a phone's weight means my old-man wrist won't hurt quite as much in the long term.
TechRadar came away impressed with the camera quality on the XS, but said that this line of iPhones feels like one of the more disappointing "S" generations, given how it's missing many standout features that make it recognizably different from the previous models.

There’s always something so disappointing about the ‘S’ years of the iPhone - sure, it makes business sense for Apple given it can still command sales without having to redesign the phone every time, but without a new shape it’s not as easy to explain to buyers why it’s worth buying.

There are some decent improvements in the mix - notably the capacity, the louder speakers and the more colorful screen - but beyond that, many will likely be torn between last year’s iPhone X that will now be cheaper and having the latest iPhone as we can’t say the upgrades we saw were many and overpowering. The iPhone XR seems more of an impressive feat from Apple, to be honest.
Numerous publications pointed out some potential killer features of the iPhone XS include the bokeh effect slider in Portrait mode, as well as Dual SIM support. Dual SIM lets users integrate two separate phone numbers in one device, with one being a physical SIM card and another being an eSIM (China will get a version that supports two physical SIM cards).


Slash Gear called this a "potential gamechanger" for the iPhone XS lineup.
The other potential game-changer is dual-SIM support. To be accurate, only one version will have the ability to accommodate two physical SIM cards: a dual-SIM version of the iPhone Xs Max intended for China. Everywhere else will use a combination of one physical SIM and eSIM. That means carriers will need to play ball, and while Apple has a list of early compatibility, there’s still a reasonable chance that your operator of choice may not be up to speed.
More information on the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max can be found in our launch post, and if you want to catch up on the event itself Apple has posted the full video to its website.

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          MÄRKTE USA/Wall Street nach Achterbahnfahrt kaum verändert      Cache   Translate Page      
Von Florian Faust NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Die Wall Street hat am Mittwoch einmal mehr auf Schlagzeilen zum Handelskonflikt reagiert. Doch mehr als ein kurzes Zwischenhoch bewirkten die Meldungen nicht. Zwischenzeitlich hatten Meldungen, US-Finanzminister Steven Mnuchin habe China neue Handelsgespräche in naher Zukunft angeboten...
          Apple Unveils Apple Watch Series 4 With 30 Percent Larger Display, Thinner Body, ECG Reader, Fall Detection, and More      Cache   Translate Page      
Apple announced new Apple Watch models at its Gather Round event today at the Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park, Cupertino. The Apple Watch Series 4 will be available in 40mm and 44mm sizes – a step up from the 38mm and 42mm options of previous models – has a thinner body, and comes with a number of next-generation medical heart detection features approved by the FDA.


The new models have screens that are 30 percent larger than previous versions and, combined with a new user interface, allow watch faces to display up to eight complications, while native apps can show more information.

The Digital Crown has been re-engineered to include haptic feedback for better tactile responsiveness, the built-in speaker is 50 percent louder, and the microphone has been relocated, to reduce echo for better sound quality.

Meanwhile, new heart detection features, made possible via a new electrical heart sensor, include the ability to perform electrocardiogram (ECG) readings right out of the box, as well as detect low heart rhythm with background detection for atrial fibrillation, and low heart rate monitoring to detect very low blood flow from the heart.

The back of the Series 4 is made entirely of ceramic and sapphire crystal, with radio waves able to pass more freely through the front and rear, enabling better reception when using cellular functions. Despite the new tech, battery life remains on average the same as the previous generation Apple Watch, while running enthusiasts can now look forward to six hours' battery life when using outdoor workouts.


A new 64-bit Dual Core S4 processor provides up to 2x faster performance over previous generation models, and faster accelerometer and gyroscope technologies allow for better sensitivity, including the ability to detect a physical fall.

By analyzing wrist trajectory and impact acceleration, the Apple Watch Series 4 sends the user an alert after a fall, which can be dismissed or used to initiate a call to emergency services. If the device senses immobility for 60 seconds after the notification, it will automatically call emergency services and send a message along with location to emergency contacts.

With watchOS 5, Activity competitions allow users to challenge other Apple Watch wearers, automatic workout detection provides an alert to start a workout while giving retroactive credit, and Yoga and Hiking are new dedicated workout types that accurately track active calories burned and exercise minutes earned.

Meanwhile, Apple Watch owners can reach their friends with a tap of the wrist with Walkie-Talkie, a watch-to-watch connection exclusive to watchOS 5 that allows communication around the world over Wi-Fi or cellular.

The 40mm and 44mm Apple Watch models come in GPS and GPS + Cellular versions, in Silver, Space Gray, and Gold aluminum case options, and stainless steel options in Silver, Space Black, and Gold (with matching Milanese band).


A new Nike+ collection for Series 4 features redesigned Nike watch faces, which match to the new band colors, including a Pure Platinum/Black Sport Band and a Summit White Sport Loop with reflective yarn. Meanwhile new Hermès variants introduce an assortment of color-blocked bands and watch faces that shift from one color to the other with the passage of the minute hand.

Apple Watch Series 4 pricing starts at $399 for GPS and $499 for LTE, while the Series 3 continues to be available but at the new lower price of $280. Orders for the new models and new bands open Friday, September 14, with availability beginning Friday, September 21, in Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UAE, UK and US, with other countries later this year.

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          Live Coverage of Apple's iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and Apple Watch Event      Cache   Translate Page      
Apple's "Gather round" event at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park begins at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, where it is widely expected to unveil three new iPhones (XS, XS Max, and XR) as well as new, slightly larger Apple Watch models.

Steve Jobs Theater via Apple CEO Tim Cook

We should also be hearing final details and the official release date for iOS 12, and likely macOS Mojave, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12 as well. And, of course, there may be other announcements and surprises in the cards.

Apple itself leaked a number of details this morning by prematurely updating its store site maps, and we have a summary of what's been revealed right here.

Apple is providing a live video stream on its website, via the Apple Events app on Apple TV, and on Twitter. We've shared instructions on how to watch along with a list of when the keynote starts in time zones around the world.

In addition to Apple's video stream, we will be updating this article with live blog coverage—no need to refresh—and issuing Twitter updates through our @MacRumorsLive account as the keynote unfolds.

Highlights from the event and separate news stories regarding today's announcements will go out through our @MacRumors account.

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Apple's online store is currently down in advance of the event. It should be accessible again shortly after the keynote.

Live blog in chronological order is after the jump.

8:26 am: Members of the press are checking in and milling around waiting to be admitted to the theater. As usual, Apple is providing light breakfast options.










8:31 am: Apple staff members currently blocking access to the actual theater.

9:15 am: The crowd is continuing to gather. Apple should be opening up the theater shortly.

9:22 am: Apple has opened the stairs, and members of the press are now heading down to the theater.




9:56 am: Five minutes to showtime!

10:01 am: Event is getting started with a video showing people heading down to the theater.

10:03 am: Mission: Impossible themed video showing someone rushing a last-minute item from Apple Park to the theater. Kevin Lynch beams himself directly to the theater using his watch.

10:04 am: Apple employee's badge denied access to backstage at the theater, but Kevin Lynch materializes to let her in. Tim Cook opens the briefcase and takes out his presentation clicker.


10:06 am: Cook giving an intro. We've reinvented several product categories, retail, etc. Showing Apple Piazza Liberty in Milan. Over 500 million visitors per year at Apple stores. We love that so many customers have the chance to experience our products there. We aim to put the customer at the center of everything we do.


10:07 am: We're about to ship our 2 billionth iOS device. iOS has changed the way we live, learn, work. It's changed entertainment, how we shop, how we stay in touch with each other. It's only fitting that today we're going to tell you about two of our most personal products. The ones that go with you everywhere.

10:07 am: Starting with Apple Watch.




10:09 am: This category didn't even exist a few years ago. Apple Watch is now the #1 watch, period. It's redefined what a watch can do for you. It's become indispensable for millions of people around the world. Jeff Williams on stage.

10:10 am: Apple Watch is becoming indispensable in three areas: communication, fitness, and health. Talking about heart rate monitoring..."an intelligent guardian for your health."

10:10 am: We're taking Apple Watch to the next level in all of these areas.

10:11 am: Intro video for next generation of Apple Watch.




10:12 am: Apple Watch Series 4. Everything about it has been redesigned and reengineered. It's just beautiful.




10:13 am: Stunning new display pushed right to the corners. Screens are significantly larger...over 30% larger. Minimal size increase, but it's thinner, so volume is actually less.




10:14 am: Brand-new watch face with up to 8 complications. Customize with the things you care about. Add loved ones and tap their faces to connect. Track time zones. Create the ultimate health and fitness watch. Modular face also redesigned with more detail from stock and third-party apps.


10:14 am: Breathe app is now available as a watch face. Raise your wrist, and it will guide you through a breathing sessions. Three breathe faces available.


10:15 am: New fire, water, and vapor faces offer dynamic visuals behind the watch hands.



10:16 am: Digital crown reengineered with haptic feedback. Speaker is 50% louder, which is great for phone calls, Walkie-Talkie, and Siri. Back is made entirely of black ceramic and sapphire crystal. Radio waves can now pass through front and back for improved cellular reception.




10:17 am: Series 4 is just as impressive on the inside. S4 package with 64-bit dual-core processor up to 2x faster.

10:18 am: Accelerometer and gyroscope have 2x the dynamic range with 8x faster sampling and up to 32 g-forces.







10:19 am: Apple Watch Series 4 can automatically detect falls. We did studies with thousands of people and captured data on real-world falls. There are repeatable motions involved to falls, trips, and slips, and the watch can detect them. It can then alert you and offer an Emergency SOS call. Will start call automatically if you're immobile for a minute after the fall.


10:21 am: Optical heart sensor has been integral since the beginning. Count calories, measure heart rate, and high heart rate notifications. Announcing three new heart features. First, low heart rate notification. Low heart rate can be a sign of something serious if not enough blood being pumped.


10:21 am: Second, Apple Watch can screen heart rhythm in the background and can notify you if it detects atrial fibrillation.


10:22 am: Third feature is with a new electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor in the back of the watch. First over-the-counter ECG product offered directly to consumers.





10:23 am: Can take an ECG anytime, anywhere. Open the app, and put your finger on the digital crown. Takes 30 seconds and gives you a heart rhythm classifications...sinus rhythm, atrial fibrillation. Results all stored and can be shared as a PDF with your doctor.

10:25 am: Ivor Benjamin, president of the American Heart Association, on stage. Applauds Apple's commitment to health. People often report symptoms that are absent during a doctor's visit. On-demand ECG is game-changing, especially for atrial fibrillation, which can increase risk of stroke, heart failure, and other complications.




10:27 am: Jeff Williams back on stage. It's great to have the support of the AHA, and we've also received clearance from the FDA. This is the first of its kind. Also, the irregular heart rhythm feature has received FDA clearance. Both features will be available in the U.S. later this year.


10:27 am: It's amazing to think the watch you wear everyday can now take an ECG.

10:28 am: Your personal data remains protected. You should decide who gets to see it. All data is encrypted on device and in the cloud.






10:29 am: Recapping features of the Apple Watch Series 4. You're probably wondering about battery life. Same 18-hour battery life customers have become used to. Increased outdoor workout battery life to six hours.

10:29 am: Showing another Apple Watch video. Jony Ive discussing the redesign and reengineering.


10:31 am: We've developed and refined the form, also making it thinner. New display is seamlessly integrated. The interface has been redesigned for the new display...more information with richer detail. Navigating with digital crown has been entirely reengineered with haptic feedback. New Apple-designed electrical sensor for ECG...a momentous achievement for a wearable device.


10:32 am: Accelerometer, gyroscope, and altimeter give you the ability to track more. Cellular capabilities give you more freedom. Series 4 is a device so powerful, personal, liberating...it can change the way you live each day.






10:33 am: Jeff Williams back on stage. Series 4 available in silver. gold, and space gray aluminum. Stainless steel is even more beautiful...silver, space gray, and gold. All band styles fit all generations of Apple Watch.


10:34 am: Nike+ has been optimized with full-screen interface. Nike Sport Loops have reflective yarn for better visibility. New Hermes models.

10:34 am: Series 4 starts at $399, cellular at $499. Series 3 sticking around starting at $279.










10:35 am: Order starting Friday, available September 21. Series 3 at new prices available right after the show. watchOS 5 available September 17. That's Apple Watch, and now back to Tim.

10:36 am: Showing Apple Watch Series 4 commercial set to the Hokey Pokey.


10:37 am: We love what Apple Watch is doing to get the world moving. Now let's talk about iPhone.


10:38 am: Recapping iPhone X technology and capabilities. So many technologies, all powered by most advanced mobile operating system. iPhone became number one smartphone in the world. Also most loved with 98% customer satisfaction.

10:38 am: Today we're going to take iPhone X to the next level. By far the most advanced smartphone we've ever created. Showing intro video of new iPhone with gold finish.




10:39 am: This is iPhone Xs. Phil Schiller coming up to tell you about it.






10:40 am: It is made of surgical grade stainless steel. Gorgeous new gold finish. Most beautiful iPhone we've ever made. Most durable glass ever in a smartphone. Three finishes: gold, silver, space gray. IP68 protects against water up to 2 meters up to 30 minutes.

10:41 am: Tested in many different liquids, even beer. Some of the most fun, intense testing we get to do.


10:41 am: 5.8" Super Retina OLED display. Plus-size display in a smaller design. So many customers love that. And it looks incredible.








10:43 am: 60% greater dynamic range in display. Not just one, but two sizes available. New 6.5" model. 2688x1242. Same size phone as current Plus size, but bigger display. What's bigger than plus size? iPhone Xs Max.




10:44 am: HDR displays, 120 Hz touch sensing, 3D Touch, tap to wake, True Tone, Wide color.




10:44 am: Stereo sound better than any iPhone to date. Wider field...great for movies, games, and music.




10:45 am: Face ID is a huge step forward. So much technology in that little space. Designed with multiple neural networks so it's secure and seamless. On iPhone Xs has faster algorithms and faster Secure Enclave. Most secure facial authentication ever in a smartphone.


10:46 am: Powering Face ID is our A-series chip. What the team has done is truly breakthrough. A12 Bionic. Industry's first 7nm chip.




10:48 am: Packed with 6.9 billion transistors. 6-core CPU, 4-core GPU, neural engine. CPU has 2 high performance and 4 high efficiency cores. GPU is up to 50% faster. Real blow away thing is the neural engine. 8-core dedicated machine learning engine with smart compute to determined where to run a task.


10:48 am: A11 could process 600 billion operations per second. A12 can process 5 trillion.


10:49 am: Next-generation image signal processor, HEVC encoder/decoder, faster memory controller for up to 512 GB of storage.


10:49 am: A12 Bionic without question the smartest and most powerful in a smartphone. Enables so many great experiences that weren't possible before.


10:52 am: Apps launch up to 30% faster on A12 Bionic. Apps and processes that rely on machine learning...we've used it for years, but what's remarkable this year is it unlocks the power of real-time machine learning. Portrait mode, Animojis, immersive AR, and new Clips app coming this fall will all benefit.

10:53 am: Siri Shortcuts will let you get more done. Demoing "keynote day" shortcut. Launches Home app scene, orders coffee, starts Apple Music playlists, gets directions.






10:54 am: Opening up neural engine to Core ML, which gets up to 9x faster on 1/10th the energy. Frees up GPU for other features like AR, which is another area we're focusing on this year.

10:55 am: ARKit 2, new Measure app, AR Quick Look brings items into the real-world with just a tap.

10:55 am: A12 Bionic enables next-generation apps. We've got three developers to briefly show you. Todd Howard from Bethesda Game Studios on stage for a demo.


10:56 am: I wrote my first game when I was 12 on an Apple II. It's amazing how far we've come. We can now start reaching for games that are more than simple diversions. Let's take a look at new Elder Scrolls game, Blades.


10:57 am: We can pull out all of the detail you'd usually miss from the light and the dark. Lighting can bounce off of the wall. Even reflect off of your sword. We can use stereo widening on the new iPhone to hear the forest around you without headphones.


10:58 am: What used to be limited to your living room is now available on your phone. We can pull off some incredible environments that just weren't possible before.

10:59 am: It's not just immersive, it transports you. Blades coming to iOS this fall. Available for pre-order now.


11:00 am: David Lee from Nex Team and NBA hall of famer Steve Nash on stage to talk about Homecourt.




11:01 am: New tool to revolutionize basketball training. Recognizes hoop and court automatically, then tracks makes and misses, drawn as an overlay on the court. Real-time player detection. Shot science...measures shooting form and more to analyze performance.

11:02 am: Gives players immediate feedback on form, release time, and more. As players train with real-time feedback, they gain muscle memory. Great for beginners and pros. Shipping as an update this fall.




11:03 am: Atli Mar from Directive Games on stage to introduce AR-generated arcade cabinet. And with multi-player AR, everybody can experience it together. Showing Galaga AR.


11:06 am: Now back to Phil. Talking about camera. You all know it's the most popular smartphone camera, and for great reason.

11:06 am: Showing a portrait mode photo that appeared on the cover of Time magazine.


11:09 am: You are going to be blown away with iPhone Xs dual camera system. 12MP wide-angle with all-new sensor, 12MP telephoto. Improved True Tone flash. On the front, TrueDepth 7MP camera has new sensor as well. Image signal processor works with CPU to set exposure, white balance, focus, noise reduction, etc. A12 Bionic does this better than before, but also connects it to the neural engine to do better face detection, facial landmarking with instant red-eye reduction, and better segmentation for portrait mode. 1 trillion operations per photo.






11:10 am: New Smart HDR feature. Takes HDR so much further. If subject is moving, A12 shoots a 4-frame buffer and interframes to bring out details. Plus a long exposure for better shadow detail. Automatically selects best parts of each and combines them for beautiful photos.












11:14 am: Showing examples of Smart HDR photos. Now showing breakthrough bokeh capabilities. New depth slider in portrait mode to adjust depth of field after taking the picture.




11:16 am: iPhone Xs has four microphones to record stereo sound. Showing demo video of cyclists.








11:17 am: Battery life: iPhone Xs has up to 30 minutes more than iPhone X. iPhone Xs Max up to 90 minutes longer than iPhone X.




11:19 am: Dual SIM capability...keep two phone numbers, two different plans, or travel with local plan. Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS): both lines are active, and whichever gets the call goes active. Uses eSIM, and software helps you easily keep track od which line is which. Needs carrier support, and we're working with many to roll it out this fall. Physical SIM and eSIM worldwide on Xs and Xs Max, except in China, where it's dual physical SIMs.


11:21 am: Recapping iPhone Xs features. Lisa Jackson on stage to talk environmental friendliness.

11:23 am: Apple now runs on 100% renewable energy. That includes Apple Park with solar panels and directed biogas. But also our data centers. People said it couldn't be done, but we did it. Now we're on to our next challenge...ending mining of materials. So let's take a look at material innovations in iPhone Xs. Now using recycled tin in the logic board. This prevents mining of over 10,000 tons of tin ore per year. Reducing use of traditional plastics and transitioning to recycled and bio-based.

11:25 am: Focus on durability. Everything back to the iPhone 5s runs iOS 12, and keeping devices longer is the best thing for the planet. And when you're done, we have Apple GiveBack. Bring it in or mail it in, and we'll assess it. Either give you value if it can be reused, or recycle it.

11:26 am: Phil back on stage. So iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max. They are stunning, best phones we've ever made. We want to reach as many customers as we can, so that's why we're excited to show you one more iPhone. Video time!






11:27 am: So excited to introduce you to the iPhone Xr. 7000 series aerospace grade aluminum. Incredible new finishes...white, black, blue, coral, yellow.






11:29 am: Even a Product Red one. All of these have IP67 protection against dust and liquids. Display is what strikes you. LCD, but for the first time goes edge to edge. Most advanced LCD ever in a smartphone...calling it Liquid Retina. 6.1" on the diagonal 1792x828, 326 ppi.






11:30 am: Tap to wake, 120 Hz touch sensitivity, True Tone, wide color, no home button. Same gestures as iPhone X. No 3D Touch, but new feature called Haptic touch. Face ID.






11:32 am: Faster Face ID algorithms, faster Secure Enclave. A12 Bionic chip with real-time machine learning. 12MP single camera. Same exact wide-angle camera as in Xs and Xs Max.




11:32 am: Can do portrait mode photos, showing examples. Same bokeh as Xs and Xs Max, and depth control.


11:34 am: TrueDepth camera with portrait selfies. Battery life 90 minutes longer than iPhone 8 Plus.




11:35 am: Huge day for iPhone...three new models. Showing a product video with Jony Ive.


11:38 am: iPhone Xs is completely uncompromising. iPhone Xs Max has the largest display ever on an iPhone. Custom developed stainless steel in three finishes including new gold. Better water and dust resistance, most durable glass ever on a smartphone. Face ID reinvents secure unlock, login, and payments. A12 Bionic is the smartest and most powerful chip ever in a smartphone. More advanced dual camera system and neural engine takes us to a new era of photography. Smart HDR gives us images like never before.


11:39 am: iPhone Xr integrates the same breakthrough technologies. Entirely new range of finishes. All-screen Liquid Retina display is most advanced and color accurate display in smartphone. Machine learning can recognize subjects, depth of field is adjustable, and more.

11:40 am: iPhone Xr in 64/128/256 GB options starting at $749. Pre-order October 19, shipping October 26.










11:41 am: iPhone Xs in 64/256/512 GB, starts at $999. iPhone Xs Max in same configurations starting at $1099. Pre-order September 14, ships September 21. Second wave comes just a week later on September 28. Fastest geographic rollout we've ever had.


11:41 am: iPhone 7 and 7 Plus from $449, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus from $599.






11:42 am: iOS 12 launches Monday.


11:43 am: Tim Cook back on stage with brief HomePod update. Talking about stereo pairing and AirPlay 2. Identify songs by lyrics, multiple timers, make and receive calls, find your iPhone. Apple TV to get Dolby Atmos. Updates coming Monday.


11:44 am: macOS Mojave coming September 24.

11:44 am: Tim is now recapping today's announcements.


11:46 am: Tim thanking everyone for watching, and everyone at Apple. Event is over.


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          Planned Parenthood Chooses Baltimore's Health Commissioner As Its Next President      Cache   Translate Page      
Dr. Leana Wen, the health commissioner for the city of Baltimore, has been named the new president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. It will be the first time in nearly five decades that a doctor is the head of Planned Parenthood, according to the organization. She's replacing longtime President Cecile Richards, who announced in January that she would be stepping down. Wen was an emergency room physician before she transitioned to the world of public health. She will continue to serve as Baltimore's health commissioner for one month before she departs, according to a statement from the city. In her new role, Wen will also be the president of Planned Parenthood's advocacy arm, which lobbies for reproductive health issues, including wider access to abortion. In a video released by Planned Parenthood, Wen describes how when she was a child, her family immigrated to the U.S. from China. The new arrivals relied on Medicaid, food stamps — and medical care from Planned Parenthood.
          Apple Leaks iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR Names on Apple.com Ahead of Official Announcement      Cache   Translate Page      
Apple appears to have leaked the names of its new iPhone lineup on its website, just hours before the company is due to officially announce them at its "Gather Round" event later today.


The names "iPhone XS," "XS Max," and "XR" were first spotted by ATH in a product sitemap XML file hosted on Apple.com. The names are linked to new products that come with AppleCare support and are associated with phone cases, seemingly confirming Apple's official nomenclature for its 2018 iPhone lineup.




The XML file also reveals new Apple cases for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max devices that come in both silicon and leather, with midnight blue, white, black, stone, and Product RED colors set to be available.

Two days ago, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reported that Apple would introduce the three widely rumored new iPhones using the now-leaked names: a 5.8-inch model named "iPhone Xs," a larger 6.5-inch model named "iPhone Xs Max," and a lower-priced 6.1-inch model that Apple would call "iPhone Xr".

Other rumored names for the less expensive 6.1-inch LCD had included "iPhone 9" and "iPhone Xc," harkening back to the iPhone 5c that came in multiple colors. Apple's 6.1-inch iPhone XR is expected to feature an LCD display and a single-lens camera to keep costs lower than the two OLED devices.

Apple is set to unveil the new 6.1-inch iPhone XR alongside the 5.8-inch OLED iPhone Xs and the 6.5-inch OLED iPhone Xs Max at an event that will take place later today at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. For full details on what to expect when the new iPhones debut, make sure to check out our roundup.

Update: Apple has since pulled the XML site map from its servers.

Related Roundup: iPhone XS

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          Chinese movie star Fan Bingbing's future looked bright. Then she vanished      Cache   Translate Page      

Until a few months ago, the future looked bright for Fan Bingbing. As one of China’s biggest movie stars, she had been featured in a couple of Hollywood superhero blockbusters and scores of local films, with many other projects in the pipeline.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration has stepped up its communications with China over trade, the White House’s top economic adviser said on Wednesday, as people familiar with the effort said an invitation for a new round of trade talks was sent to Beijing. The invitation from senior U.S. officials led by Treasury Secretary Steven […]

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          Chairs Urge Commerce Secretary to Expand U.S. “Entity List” to Include Chinese Government and State Security Entities in Xinjiang       Cache   Translate Page      

September 12, 2018                                                           

(Washington D.C.)--U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and U.S. Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ), Chair and Cochair of the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China respectively, released today a letter urging U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to expand the U.S. Government’s “Entity List” (Supplement 4, Part 744 of the Export Administration Regulations) to include Chinese government and state security entities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), as well as any businesses profiting from the expansion of the region’s surge in security spending.  The Chairs conclude that the “abuses occurring in the XUAR are contrary to the national security interests of the United States. U.S. companies should not be assisting in the expansion of China’s systems for surveillance, detection, and detention, or be complicit in what are gross violations of internationally recognized human rights occurring daily in the XUAR.”

The letter’s recommendations stem from testimony provided by independent experts and U.S. government witnesses at a CECC hearing entitled “Surveillance, Suppression, and Mass Detention: Xinjiang’s Human Rights Crisis” and is the second recent initiative of the Chairs to press for a robust U.S. response to the human rights situation in the XUAR.  The Chairs sent a bipartisan letter in August urging “Global Magnitsky” sanctions against senior Chinese government and Communist Party officials engaged in the repression of ethnic minorities in the XUAR.    

Text of Commerce letter below:

  September 12, 2018   The Honorable Wilbur Ross Secretary of Commerce U.S. Department of Commerce 1401 Constitution Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20230   Dear Secretary Ross:   Thank you for your response to our May 15, 2018 letter regarding controls on the sale by U.S. companies of surveillance and crime control technology for use by Chinese security forces and police.  Our concerns are particularly acute as they relate to the Chinese government’s pervasive surveillance and internment system targeting Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).   We appreciated the Department making Mr. Anthony Christino, Director of the Bureau of Industry and Security’s Foreign Policy Division, available to testify at a recent Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) hearing focused on the grave and deteriorating human rights situation in the XUAR.     Joining Mr. Christino on the hearing’s government panel was Ambassador Kelley Currie, U.S. Representative to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, who characterized the scope of the campaign against Uyghur Muslims as “truly breathtaking” and described how “over the past year, hundreds of thousands of law-abiding Uighur citizens of China—men, women and even children—have disappeared into state custody…”  Ambassador Currie focused specifically on the “highly intrusive, high-tech surveillance system in Xinjiang,” which includes:   “thousands of surveillance cameras, including in mosques; facial recognition software; obligatory content-monitoring apps on smartphones and GPS devices on cars; widespread new police outposts with tens of thousands of newly-hired police and even Party personnel embedded in people’s homes; and compulsory collection of vast biometric datasets on ethnic and religious minorities throughout the region, including DNA and blood samples, 3-D photos, iris scans, and voiceprints.”   The testimony of Ambassador Currie and other expert witnesses further underscored that the abuses occurring in the XUAR are contrary to the national security interests of the United States. U.S. companies should not be assisting in the expansion of China’s systems for surveillance, detection, and detention, or be complicit in what are gross violations of internationally recognized human rights occurring daily in the XUAR.   While we believe that longstanding export restrictions on the sale of crime control or detection instruments or equipment to the People’s Republic of China should prohibit all U.S. companies from aiding efforts to expand China’s high-tech surveillance and detention of ethnic minority populations in China, we urge you to also add Chinese government and state security entities in the XUAR, and any businesses profiting from the expansion of the region’s surge in security spending, to the U.S. Government’s “Entity List” (Supplement 4, Part 744 of the Export Administration Regulations).   During the course of his testimony, Mr. Christino said the Commerce Department, as a result of information provided by the CECC, was reviewing whether there is sufficient evidence to justify additional end-user restrictions for XUAR police and security forces, among others.  This was a welcomed acknowledgement.  Given the national integration of China’s state security apparatus, we believe there should also be a presumption of denial for any sale of technology or equipment that would make a direct and significant contribution to the police surveillance and detection system, including dual-use technology sold or resold to any elements of the Ministry of Public Security.  In response to a question at the hearing, Mr. Christino assured the Commissioners that the Commerce Department possesses sufficient authority, within the interagency process, to make such determinations.  Therefore, we respectfully request an update as to the status and anticipated timeline of this interagency process.   The U.S. government has clearly acknowledged the severity of the abuses in Xinjiang.  Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have both voiced public concern about these abuses and have specifically focused on the proliferation of “political reeducation” centers or camps throughout the region.  Our export policy must reflect this reality.     We look forward to your response.   Sincerely,     Senator Marco Rubio                                                              Chair        Representative Chris Smith Cochair
          Тизеры двухсимочного iPhone XS из Китая      Cache   Translate Page      
Китайские операторы сотовой связи China Telecom и China Mobile опубликовали тизеры iPhone с двумя слотами для SIM-карт. Слухи о подготовке такой модификации впервые появились в прошлом году и касались iPhone 8, но в этом году, кажется, воплотятся в реальность.
          Vanished Chinese star Fan Bingbing ranked lowest for ‘social responsibility’      Cache   Translate Page      
China’s highest-paid movie star Fan Bingbing, who has not been seen in public since July, was placed last in an academic report ranking A-list celebrities on their social responsibility.
          Ministro Zerpa participó en la décima reunión de la Conferencia Conjunta de Alto Nivel de Cooperación Financiera entre China y Venezuela      Cache   Translate Page      
Durante la actividad, Zerpa detalló que se examinaron todos los proyectos financieros efectuados por el Fondo Conjunto Chino Venezolano (FCCV) de mediano y largo plazoCortesía MPPEF (12-09-2018).- En pro del desarrollo económico de la nación venezolana y la puesta en […]
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Зрелый пошлый любовник активно довел до оргазма студентку и словил максимальное блаженство, позволяющее партнеру испытать семяизвержение на прелести любовницы.

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          Binjiang Square crash – Land Rover ploughs into crowd killing nine and injuring more than 40 in Chinese square      Cache   Translate Page      
A LAND ROVER ploughed into a crowd of pedestrians in China killing at least nine people and injuring dozens more. The red SUV drove onto the square in Mishui town, part of Hengyang city in Hunan province, shortly before 8pm local time. Local government officials said the driver had a criminal record and he was […]
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Пошлый интересный любовник отлично ставит раком и долбит анально соседку, получая вместе с сексуальной бабой максимальное удовольствие и дикое приятное расслабление.

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A positive outcome on tariffs couldn’t come at a better time, as the S&P 500 also rose while the Nasdaq slipped.
           Как понять, что мужчина влюблен: три признака по Знаку Зодиака      Cache   Translate Page      

В состоянии влюбленности почти все мужчины кардинально меняются. Представители разных Знаков Зодиака проявляют любовь по-своему.

Характер мужчины может быть любым, но зачастую принадлежность к определенному Знаку Зодиака делает его поведение предсказуемым. Вы можете воспользоваться знаниями, которыми делятся с вами астрологи сайта dailyhoro.ru, чтобы научиться лучше понимать мужчин.

Овен

1. Мужчина-Овен в состоянии влюбленности будет пытаться оставаться на виду. Он постоянно оказывается в разных местах рядом с вами. Если он начинает вас раздражать, знайте: он влюблен.

2. Он болтлив. Это чувствуется, если вы знакомы с ним. Стоит только начать какую-нибудь дискуссию, и закончить ее уже не удастся. Его просто не остановить.

3. Овен постоянно будет пытаться вам помочь с чем-то. Его забота будет во многом очень навязчивой. Влюбленные по уши Овны — это джентльмены до мозга костей. Со стороны это выглядит очень смешно, так что вы сразу поймете, о чем идет речь.



Телец

1. Главное достоинство Тельцов в любви — это их стремление дарить подарки. Тельцы умеют делать приятно девушке или женщине, в которую они без памяти влюблены.

2. Глаза Тельцов горят. Это не просто распространенное клише, а настоящий признак влюбленного Тельца. Если мужчина к вам неровно дышит, то взгляд его будет таинственным и манящим, соблазнительным.

3. Они начинают наряжаться. Если вы им понравились, то свою серую одёжку они скинут, заменив ее на нечто очень красивое. Тельцы преображаются, когда влюблены, так что заметить это не составит труда.

Близнецы

1. Соблазнить мужчину, рожденного под этим Знаком Зодиака, не так уж и сложно, но приготовьтесь к тому, что вам самой захочется показывать влюбленность, потому что влюбленные Близнецы уверенно держат дистанцию.

2. Эти мужчины флиртуют как профи, так что готовьтесь к вопросам, разговорам по душам и романтике. В принципе, на первых этапах выявить влюбленность будет трудно, потому что к открытому флирту Близнецы прибегают редко.

3. Они постараются приобщить вас к своим интересам и увлечениям, а может быть, даже познакомят вас с друзьями. Для Близнецов это высшая форма проявления симпатии.

Рак

1. Раки думают, что они самые привлекательные мужчины. По этой причине влюбленность будет выражаться в бахвальстве, самолюбовании, отвешивании комплиментов самим себе. Раки будут говорить о своих прошлых и настоящих победах, чтобы показать вам, что они — лучший вариант для вас.

2. Этот мужчина будет дарить вам очень красивые подарки, чтобы произвести на вас впечатление, показать серьезность намерений.

3. Настойчивость Раков ужасна. Отвязаться от Рака поможет только грубость, если, конечно, он вам не нравится. Ваша неопределенность его только раззадорит.

Лев

1. Мужчина-Лев будет действовать мягко и страстно одновременно. Влюбленность этого мужчины видна за тысячу километров. Он будет с вами мягок и обходителен.

2. Лев будет делать вам комплименты и постарается познакомиться с вашими подругами, друзьями. Только не думайте, что его действия будут незамедлительными. Львы очень хорошо умеют ждать.

3. Лев может сделать вид, что вы ему абсолютно безразличны, чтобы подогреть ваш интерес.


Дева

1. Счастливое замужество с мужчиной-Девой возможно не всегда, но период влюбленности с ним будет ярче дневного солнца в ясную погоду. Эти мужчины становятся невероятно обаятельными, когда влюблены в вас.

2. Девы, которым вы нравитесь, много шутят. Это один из главных признаков их влюбленности. Чувство юмора у них зачастую отменное, так что, смеясь вместе с ними, знайте: в кого-то они точно влюбились.

3. Девы умеют делать вид, что им все равно, так что не думайте, что они в вас не влюблены, если выглядят абсолютно равнодушными.

Весы

1. Женить на себе мужчину этого Знака очень просто, но еще проще понять, что вы ему нравитесь. Он будет очень застенчивым рядом с вами, а вместе с тем спокойным.

2. Весы становятся закрытыми. Это объясняется целым набором факторов, но на самом деле они просто сильно нервничают и осторожничают. Они очень переживают по поводу своей любви к вам.

3. Они могут сказать вам всё напрямую. Весы искренне верят в силу любовных признаний в стиле Ромео и Джульетты.

Скорпион

1. Скорпионы очень плохо умеют показывать свою заинтересованность. По этой причине любовная совместимость этих мужчин с женщинами любого Знака не очень высокая. Флиртуют они ужасно, несмотря на высокий уровень обаяния и харизмы.

2. Они ревнуют вас с первых секунд, так что приготовьтесь к расспросам о том, чем вы занимаетесь сегодня, завтра, послезавтра, на следующей неделе и так далее.

3. Скорпионы обожают подолгу разговаривать с теми, кто им дорог. Если вы будете общаться всю ночь или несколько часов напролет, из-за чего потеряете ощущение времени, значит, между вами есть взаимная симпатия.

Стрелец

1. Мужчина-Стрелец — это человек действия. Если он в вас влюбился, вы это сразу поймете, потому что он будет пытаться втянуть вас в свою жизнь. Придется сразу осознать, что жизнь Стрельца — это динамика.

2. Влюбленный Стрелец будет дарить вам подарки. Из-за этого абсолютно очевидным становится факт наличия у него высоких чувств к вам.

3. Стрелец начнет заботиться о вас. Подвезти, помочь, поддержать — все это он готов будет сделать в любое время суток.


Козерог

1. Козероги могут прямо рассказать вам о своих чувствах без особых проблем и стеснения. Им это по зубам, потому что они ценят свое время.

2. Они могут попробовать поднять вам настроение, если влюблены в вас и чувствуют, что у вас какие-то проблемы. Это добрые люди, хотя им зачастую приписывают противоположные качества.

3. Козероги могут оказаться чересчур робкими, когда влюблены.

Водолей

1. Мужчина-Водолей дарит неприлично дорогие подарки, если влюблен. Это сразу открывает все его намерения.

2. Эти мужчины очень ревнивы. Если в период влюбленности они заметят, что вы флиртуете с кем-то другим, то могут либо уйти от вас, либо прямо сказать, что это их раздражает.

3. Ради возлюбленной Водолей может пойти на что угодно.

Рыбы

1. Рыбы — романтики. Если Рыбы влюбляются, их романтичность заражает, заставляет вас идти им навстречу. Отказать таким мужчинам сложно.

2. Рыбы способны на невероятные поступки ради своей любви. Они не стремятся избегать неприятностей — они идут в самую гущу событий.

3. Именно Рыбы чаще всего дарят своим дамам цветы. Получение букета, тем более анонимного, — это знак того, что Рыбы в вас влюблены.


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Peter, I am not a theologian... nor am I schooled in the "Byzantine" machinations of "World Orthodoxy"... where the Turkish government must approve of the selection of the Ecumenical Patriarch and former KGB agents use the Moscow Patriarchate to advance political ends and the Moscow Patriarchate uses the Russian government to advance its agenda across the globe. Saying that "this Church is by nature hierarchical" reminds me of trying to define what the meaning of "is"...is. If everyone unquestioningly accepts the definition of "hierarchical" as "dictatorial, unaccountable, despotic, capricious and vindictive" then your solution of just stepping back and letting it self-destruct may be in order. If "hierarchical" simply means that the ordained members of the People of God are arranged in hierarchical order... deacon, priest, bishop, metropolitan, archbishop, Patriarch... all coming from the laity... the Royal Priesthood of believers... then the "nature" of the hierarchy returns to that of servants rather than dictators... and the people reclaim their responsibility for the Church. What are the laity willing to accept as the definition of "hierarchical"?
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Transsnet Financial is launching game-changing fintech apps in the Nigerian market to help people transact, save and borrow money. Transsnet is a joint venture between Transsion, the manufacturers of smartphone brands used by over 30% of Africans, including Tecno, Infinix and Itel, and NetEase, one of China's biggest internet companies.Job Description Maintain payroll information by collecting, calculating, and capturing data; Update payroll records by capturing changes in exemptions, allowances, insurance coverage, savings deductions, job title and department/division transfers, and any other changes that may occur within the month; Prepare reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and non-taxable wages amongst other reports; Ensure employees are paid on time and their payslips are distributed by the last day of every month; Ensure that the statutory reports such as PAYE, NSSF, NHIF are submitted to the Finance department by the end of every month; Resolve payroll discrepancies after analyzing information; Provide payroll information when required and address any payroll related complaints that may arise; Maintain payroll operations by following policies and procedures; advise on any changes required; Protect payroll operations by keeping all information confidential; Ensure that the company is compliant to all laws that relate to payroll processing; Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Requirements Minimum Requirements: Hold a University Degree in a business related field with an emphasis in Finance / Accounting / Human Resource(HR); CPA(K) or ACCA; Have at least 3 years working experience in Payroll. Experience in payroll outsourcing will be an added advantage; Project management skills & proficiency in Payroll Software, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint; Demonstrate strong analytical skills. Competencies: Attention to detail and Data Entry Skills; High sense of confidentiality and integrity; Working knowledge of a payroll software; Ability to work under pressure and prioritize; Effective time management with ability to work under minimum supervision.
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Transsnet Financial is launching game-changing fintech apps in the Nigerian market to help people transact, save and borrow money. Transsnet is a joint venture between Transsion, the manufacturers of smartphone brands used by over 30% of Africans, including Tecno, Infinix and Itel, and NetEase, one of China's biggest internet companies.Job Description We're looking for an experienced and entrepreneurial business development manager who is passionate about our mission of driving financial inclusion in Africa. You will build and execute partnerships in a number of verticals and be responsible for owning the end to end process from initial sale through negotiation to go live. This is an opportunity to join an early stage team to launch a new business. The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced startup environment where they are willing to roll up their sleeves and get things done. Responsibilities Work with executive leadership to develop strategies, business cases and action plans and take charge of turning these into on the ground relationships and live products. Establish a deep understanding of the competitive landscape and customer needs and leverage those insights to advocate for partner integrations that will lead to maximum business and customer success. Own the partner lifecycle on both a strategic and operational level, including initial business planning, commercial negotiations, project management of technical requirements and integrations and ongoing relationship management. Collaborate cross-functionally with senior stakeholders including operational, product management, engineering and marketing teams to coordinate initiatives. Willing to act in multiple roles to unblock technical and operational teams. Basic Qualifications/Requirements Bachelor's degree or higher from a top university 3+ years of relevant experience, with a proven background in launching offerings successfully in the Nigerian marketplace Experience and network in one or more of the following verticals: VAS providers, banks, billers, merchants, agents Technical enough to work closely with software engineers Able to investigate and define opportunities with supporting data and analysis including the development of models in Excel Attributes: Entrepreneurial spirit: You take initiative and don't wait to be asked. You're results driven. Once you're given a goal, you won't stop until you've figured out how to make it happen. Move fast: You must be able to multitask and prioritise in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment. Great communicator: You are a bridge builder and influencer who is able to get buy in from other stakeholders for your ideas. You are comfortable collaborating with a cross-cultural team across multiple timezones. Creative: You are creative and able to think outside the box with proven experience of taking projects to market. Data driven: You make decisions based on data and have strong quantitative skills to run analysis, produce dashboards and reports.
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Transsnet Financial is launching game-changing fintech apps in the Nigerian market to help people transact, save and borrow money. Transsnet is a joint venture between Transsion, the manufacturers of smartphone brands used by over 30% of Africans, including Tecno, Infinix and Itel, and NetEase, one of China's biggest internet companies.Job Description Participating in creating and refining the recruiting plan. Responsible with finishing daily recruitment task and finishing all positions recruitment work independently. Develop the new recruitment channels to make sure all the recruitment progress running smooth and work efficiently. Overseeing recruitment cost and budget management. Responsibility for Channel/Source Dealing. Responsibility for recruitment system and manage the related recruitment data and report into Senior/Line Manager. Requirements Bachelor's degree or above. At least 3 years' proven successful experience in recruitment and talent requisition field in IT/finance/Internet/Banking/Gaming/Management consulting industry is preferred. Know how to deal with recruiting/sourcing processes and organization, systems and tools. Have some local recruiting resource and familiar with local recuirting market , can finish the recruitment work plan timely. Good at interviewing and offer negotiation Personality: With headhunting background (1-2years or above) Smart people/quick learner/team player Proactive/aggressive and confident Good personality; can do attitude Has integrity. Benefits You will have the benefits of working in a startup environment as part of an international team with the opportunity to make a big impact, while being supported by the resources and network of our established parent companies.
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Overview of Australian jobs report (Feb)

Australia's monthly jobs report is back on the cards for Asian markets today, due 0130GMT. Employment gains are starting to face headwinds after two years of breakneck additions.

Analysts at TD Securities explained that the three leading employment indicators point to 2-2½%/y employment growth, and so our expected 'seasonal' August dip (TD -10k, mkt +18k) is unlikely to be the start of renewed weakness:

"As employment and hours' worked were so strong last year, all annual growth rates suffer from adverse base effects. We look for the unemployment rate to pip higher to 5.4% (mkt 5.3%) on an unchanged participation rate of 65.5% (mkt 65.6%). Adding to the sour tone, we look for a correction in full-time employment as well (-20k)."

Analysts at Westpac explained:

'in July, the incoming rotation group has an employment to population ration lower than the group it replaced but on par with the sample as whole. We expected this and is why, in part, we forecast a small number. In August, the group rolling out is more like the sample overall so we will not speculate this month on the possible impact of sample rotation. Our Jobs Index model suggests that labour demand may have eased but it still at a robust level. As such, we have forecast an around trend 18k for August. unemployment rate Westpac's forecast for an around trend rise in employment of 18k, and with the participation rate rounding up to 65.6%, will see the hold flat at 5.3%.

Analysts at ANZ:

We expect a solid rise in employment in August after the 4k fall in July. ANZ Job Ads growth has slowed, and business conditions have edged lower from very buoyant levels, however both still point to ongoing expansion in employment growth. 

Further weakness in job ads or a sharp deterioration in business conditions would be concerning. We look for a rise of 20k and an unchanged unemployment rate of 5.3%.

 

How could the data affect AUD/USD?

As being the proxy currency of choice to what goes down in China town and EM-FX,  what with a sharp rally in the Lira and CNH, AUD/USD made a high of  0.7182 and closed at 0.7166 in NY. It crept lower into early Asia to 0.7162 - still up for the lows of 0.7085 (lowest since Feb 2016). From here, there is a solid bull bar on the daily sticks, although bulls ran out of stem at the 10-D SMA as the first hurdle to now clear on a positive jobs outcome. The 4hr SMA supports on the downside at 0.7157 as does the 10-D SMA at 0.7124. The 0.72 handle os a key upside target while the bears look to 0.7080 key downside target. 

Key notes:

  • US inflation preview: Expect a straightforward USD reaction, Fed may find its limits
  • AUD/USD analysis: Australian employment figures to be a make it or break it

About Aussie jobs data:

The Employment Change released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics is a measure of the change in the number of employed people in Australia. Generally speaking, a rise in this indicator has positive implications for consumer spending which stimulates economic growth. Therefore, a high reading is seen as positive (or bullish) for the AUD, while a low reading is seen as negative (or bearish).


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Analysts at TD Securities explained that Fed's Brainard’s speech repeated that she remains in favour of gradual hikes and overshooting the neutral rate.

Key Quotes:

"Underpinning this stance are tight resource markets, fiscal stimulus and a rising short-term neutral rate."

"She gave much emphasis to the short-term neutral rate, which could rise above its longrun value and is more important for near-term policy."

"As such, the speech has a hawkish tilt that was overlooked by markets. Furthermore, despite her international bent, she did not emphasize concerns over global developments (China, EM risks, trade policy), though these do pose a downside risk. As such, the speech had a hawkish tilt that was overlooked by markets."

"Meanwhile, producer prices disappointed with a 0.1% decline (market:+0.2%) on a sharp decline in food prices, which left core prices up 0.1% m/m."


          NZD/USD: bulls capped on huge rally towards 10-D SMA      Cache   Translate Page      
  • NZD/USD is currently trading at 0.6563 from a low of 0.6502 and a high of 0.6565.
  • NZD/USD has been able to track the Aussie and CAD higher on the back of improved risk sentiment following the NAFTA progress and potential talks between the US and China on the cards. 

The Wall Street Journal printed an article that read,

"The Trump administration is reaching out to China for a new high-level round of trade talks, in an effort to give Beijing another opportunity to address U.S. concerns before it imposes new tariffs on Chinese imports, said people briefed on the matter".

While that has been welcomed by the markets and used as a green light to sell the greenback, the downside ran out of steam. The DXY dropped to 94.74 from 95.28 but recovered back to 94.86 for the close in NY. Looking around, whoever, the market is not prepared to give the dollar back much ground. Another pair that grabbed the market's attention was USD/CAD. That dropped below the 1.30 level and has struggled to find territory back above the level with bears looking for a test to 1.2950 - WTI bulls turned up to the party which has kept a lid on bullish attempts so far - WTI trades at $70.03 at the time of writing, down from $80.89 highs but up from the mid $67 handle due to storms in the Gulf of Mexico, Iran, production and EIA data. 

Aussie steals the show

However, what really stole the show was the Aussie. The US 10-yrs were backing away from the 3% mark which was a catalyst for the greenback's downside but given the proxy that Aussie is to China and emerging market-FX, what with a sharp rally in the Lira and CNH, AUD/USD made a high of  0.7182. AUD/USD closed at 0.7166 and crept lower into early Asia to 0.7162 - still up for the lows of 0.7085 (lowest since Feb 2016).  However, bulls are not out of the woods yet, for either the Kiwi nor the Aussie - CAD can keep going so long as oil stays firm and NAFTA progresses fast before the month is out towards a deal. Today we have Aussie jobs data and tomorrow we have US CPI - big data movers. 

Aussie jobs next major catalyst in commodity-FX

For the Aussie jobs, market is looking for 15.0K new jobs added in August after losing 3.9K  in July. The unemployment rate is expected to remain unchanged at 5.3%, despite the participation rate is foreseen rising to 65.6%. As usual, the key will be on full-time employment, which could be disappointing according to seasonal stats, as August tends to be a weak month for employment.

AUD/USD levels

Valeria Bednarik, chief analyst at FXStreet explained that in the short-term, and according to the 4 hours chart, the risk is skewed to the upside, as the pair broke above its 20 SMA, now over 40 pips below the current level, while technical indicators head higher well above their midlines, with uneven strength:

"In the mentioned chart, the 100 and 200 SMA maintain strong bearish slopes above the current level, suggesting that the ongoing advance could end up being just a correction."


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          Apple iPhone Xs y Xs Max: se reafirma la nueva era sin marcos, ahora en dos tamaños      Cache   Translate Page      

Iphone Xs Gold

La llegada de los nuevos iPhone siempre es un evento marcado en el calendario de los fans de la tecnología. En su Keynote del 12 de septiembre, Apple ha dado a conocer los nuevos iPhone Xs y iPhone Xs Max, así como un tercer modelo más modesto que recibe el nombre de iPhone Xr. Vamos a ver qué nos ofrecen los últimos móviles de la marca de la manzana, qué características han introducido este año y en qué se diferencia el modelo estándar del nuevo modelo con mayor pantalla.

Si con el iPhone X se cambió el diseño para celebrar el 10º aniversario de la gama, en estos nuevos iPhone Xs volvemos a tener la pantalla OLED junto al característico 'notch'. Esta vez sin embargo llega en dos tamaños diferentes, un modelo estándar con pantalla de 5,8 pulgadas y un segundo modelo 'Max' para quienes prefieran el estilo phablet con una pantalla de 6,5 pulgadas.

En el interior de los iPhone Xs encontramos el nuevo procesador Apple A12, se ha mejorado la resistencia al agua y tendremos cámara doble para los dos tamaños. Un apartado fotográfico que da un salto de calidad en estos nuevos iPhone Xs para competir contra los mejores móviles del mercado. Vamos a ver qué ha cambiado y conocerlos de cerca.

Ficha técnica de los iPhone Xs y Xs Max

iPhone Xs

iPhone Xs Max

Pantalla

OLED 5,8"
19.5:9 (2.436 x 1.125)
True Tone, 3D Touch, HDR10

OLED 6,5"
19.5:9 (2.688 x 1.242)
True Tone, 3D Touch, HDR10

Procesador

Apple A12 Bionic
7nm, 64 bit a 2,5GHz

Apple A12 Bionic
7nm, 64 bit a 2,5GHz

RAM

3 GB

4 GB

Almacenamiento

64 / 256 / 512GB

64 / 256 GB / 512GB

Batería

Carga rápida + inalámbrica Qi

Carga rápida + inalámbrica Qi

Cámara trasera

Angular: 12 MP f/1.8
Telefoto: 12 MP f/2.4
OIS, PDAF, flash LED cuádruple, modo retrato, vídeo 4K

Angular: 12 MP f/1.8
Telefoto: 12 MP f/2.4
OIS, PDAF, flash LED cuádruple, modo retrato, vídeo 4K

Cámara frontal

7 MP, f/2.2, HDR, modo retrato

7 MP, f/2.2, HDR, modo retrato

Dimensiones y peso

143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm
177g

157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm
208 g

Software

iOS 12

iOS 12

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Resistencia al agua IP68, FaceID, NFC

Resistencia al agua IP68, FaceID, NFC

El diseño de cristal del iPhone X con pantalla OLED de 5,8" y 6,5"

Iphone Xs

Los nuevos iPhone Xs y Xs Max llegan con un diseño equivalente al del iPhone X. Tenemos un cuerpo de cristal con esquinas curvadas y un tacto premium de primer nivel. En los modelos de este año el cuerpo engorda ligeramente para mejorar la resistencia, que ahora consigue certificación IP68.

Mismo diseño con 'notch' pero resistencia al agua IP68 y pantallas OLED en 5,8 y 6,5 pulgadas, con TrueTone y HDR.

También repite presencia la pantalla OLED. Los iPhone Xs cuentan con la presencia del ‘notch’ en la parte superior y la resolución se queda en 2.436 x 1.125 píxeles con un formato 19.5:9 en el tamaño de 5,8 pulgadas. La calidad del panel se prevé excelente con tecnologías True Tone, 3D Touch y compatibilidad con contenido HDR10 y Dolby Vision. El cambio llega en los tamaños.

El iPhone Xs crece hasta las 5,8 pulgadas en el modelo estándar y por primera vez se superan las seis pulgadas al presentarnos el nuevo iPhone Xs Max, con una pantalla de 6,5 pulgadas, que aumenta ligeramente de resolución.

Sonido

El sonido es otro punto que ha mejorado este año, con altavoces estéreo. Por parte del 'notch', seguimos teniendo la gran cantidad de sensores que ya teníamos en el iPhone X como el sensor de infrarrojos, el sensor ambiente, el micrófono o el sensor de proximidad.

Más potencia y memoria

En el interior del iPhone Xs también encontramos novedades. Como cada año, Apple renueva sus procesadores propios para liderar aún más en el campo del rendimiento. El Apple A12 Bionic es un chipset con seis núcleos de hasta 2,5Ghz en la CPU, cuatro núcleos de GPU, Neural Engine mejorado y construido por primera vez en 7 nanómetros.

Los nuevos iPhone Xs y Xs Max introducen el potente procesador Apple A12 Bionic, uno de los primeros fabricados en 7 nanómetros.

También encontramos una mejoría en la memoria, que pasa a ser de 4GB de RAM. Una cantidad muy generosa teniendo en cuenta la buena optimización que realiza iOS al gestionar varias aplicaciones.

Apple A12

Otro apartado que recibe novedades es el almacenamiento. Partimos de los mismos 64GB como de costumbre, pero los modelos avanzados llegarán con 256GB y por primera vez 512GB de espacio. Una cantidad enorme que justificará en parte el elevado precio de los iPhone Xs.

La batería es un punto que suele criticarse a los móviles de Apple y en el iPhone Xs se intenta paliar este problema. Con el nuevo iPhone Xs se incorpora una batería más grande que promete 1,5h más de autonomía que el iPhone X. También contamos con carga rápida y carga inalámbrica Qi, una carga que seguirá realizándose a través del puerto Lighting.

A nivel de conectividad, los iPhone Xs cuentan con LTE Gigabit y son los primeros en añadir eSIM de manera adicional a la nanoSIM habitual. Y en China de manera exclusiva habrá un modelo dualSIM.

Cámara doble mejorada

Camera

Para el apartado fotográfico contamos con una doble cámara trasera en los dos modelos, pero gracias al mejorado Neural Engine se consiguen nuevas experiencias en la cámara. Desde un modo retrato mejorado hasta nuevas implementaciones de realidad aumentada con ARKit 2.

Los dos modelos de iPhone Xs disponen de la misma cámara. En el sensor principal tenemos un sensor de 12 megapíxeles con una lente de apertura f/1.8 y píxeles de 1,4 micrómetros. Para el vídeo contamos con estabilización óptica OIS y capacidad para grabar vídeo en 4K a 60fps.

La cámara secundaria también cuenta con 12 megapíxeles y nos permite realizar zoom x2. La cámara frontal se mantiene en un sensor RGB de siete megapíxeles y una apertura f/2.2 con capacidad para realizar el popular modo retrato.

Además de las mejoras en los sensores, el iPhone Xs incorpora una función Smart HDR y la posibilidad de ajustar la apertura de la imagen después de que esta haya sido realizada.

Versiones y precio de los iPhone Xs y Xs Max

Apple Colorees

El iPhone Xs estará disponible en dos tamaños: un modelo de 5,8 pulgadas y un segundo Max de 6,5 pulgadas. Para el almacenamiento contamos con tres versiones, una que parte de los 64GB, otra con 256GB y un tercer modelo disponible tanto en el modelo normal como el Max con un almacenamiento de 512GB, una cantidad enorme que hasta la fecha no había estado disponible en los iPhone y otros modelos de la competencia ya tenían.

Los colores disponibles para los nuevos iPhone Xs serán los mismos que hemos mantenido en los modelos anteriores. Color plata 'Silver', gris oscuro 'Space gray' y dorado 'gold'. Aquellos interesados podrán comprarlo en España a partir del 21 de septiembre, a partir de 1.159 euros para el modelo estándar de 64GB y a partir de 1.259 dólares para el iPhone Xs Max.

  • Apple iPhone Xs (64GB): 1.159 euros
  • Apple iPhone Xs (256GB): 1.329 euros
  • Apple iPhone Xs (512GB): 1.559 euros
  • Apple iPhone Xs Max (64GB): 1.259 euros
  • Apple iPhone Xs Max (256GB): 1.429 euros
  • Apple iPhone Xs Max (512GB): 1.659 euros

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See, the indocrination worked. Remember, the United States invaded the Soviet Union and killled it’s citizens in the name of Capitalism. They had better cause to look at us as bogeyman than we did of them. Same with China.


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This season on Slate’s podcast Working, host Jordan Weissmann is focusing in on an emerging industry: marijuana. In this Slate Plus members-only podcast, Chau Tu talks to Weissmann about what he’s learned, why the pot industry might be more responsible than tech, and whether we really can credit President Trump for improving the U.S. economy.

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This transcript has been edited and condensed for clarity.

Chau Tu: So since we last spoke, you’ve taken over as the new host of Slate’s podcast Working. You’re in your second season now—what are you trying to bring to listeners?

Jordan Weissmann: I am on my second season, it’s been a lot of fun hosting the show. The first round was me sort of getting my sea legs. It was just like a grab bag of Jordan’s various interests, that was Season 1. I talked to a tattoo artist and the guy who does Wes Anderson’s soundtracks and an art auctioneer and archaeologist at one point. It was sort of all over the place, but people who I would just personally want to have a chat with.

This season has a theme, and it’s a fun theme, I think. I went to Colorado to talk to people who work in the state’s legal cannabis industry, everyone from the CEO who runs the dispensary company to the guy who literally trims the marijuana buds before they go on sale. I’ve talked to a lawyer, a marijuana researcher at a university, a chef, a baker, all kinds of folks just kind of all over the business.

There are a few reasons I wanted to [do this theme]. I talked about the first one, I think, at the beginning of the first episode, so forgive me if you’ve heard this already, but the inspiration came at a wedding I went to recently. For some reason, every time I have gone to a wedding in the past couple of years, I’ve ended up in a conversation with somebody who is working in the marijuana industry. And I think it has to do with the fact that I keep going to weddings in Colorado and California—

That might be it!

Or it might be very specific to my circle of friends, I don’t know. But like, one person was a private equity guy who is working with marijuana startups. And another person works at a tech company that essentially provides point of sale systems to a dispensaries that also help them keep track of different regulations so they don’t accidentally break the law, which is kind of easy to do in this industry. And they were all just like really fun, interesting chats with people, which is kind of notoriously difficult at a wedding, where you’re kind of stuck eating canapes and making small talk. And I thought, if I can have this much fun talking to random folks about this I meet at a party, I think it’d be great to do a podcast about it. And so I got Slate’s permission, and I went and did it.

And just aside from what sparked it, I think it’s a really good time to talk to people in the business. Because it seems to be at this sort of inflection point where everyone realizes it’s probably going to be legal in the long term. Jeff Sessions is not going to come and stamp out all these dispensaries now. It looks like the Trump administration is going to let it just kind of do its thing. And a lot more money is starting to flow in and you’re beginning to see the green shoots of sort of the corporate marijuana business. So it seems like a good time to meet people and talk to them before things get too corporate. When it’s becoming more respectable, when it’s becoming more mainstream but hasn’t quite become big weed yet.

What are you finding about the people that are in the industry right now?

It was really a fun season to put together because of just the vast array of personalities I encountered. Some people traveled to Colorado to get into the industry, moved there because they wanted to work in marijuana. Some kind of fell into it. I talked to people about their backstories. And that’s kind of the fun thing about Working in general is not just finding out about the minutia of people’s days, but it’s finding out about their lives and who they are. It’s kind of a way to see the person. So it’s everyone from the corporate chef I met who actually doesn’t have any taste buds.

Oh wow.

Yeah, right? It’s a really great chat I had with her and learning how in some ways that may actually make her better at her job. Which kind of makes sense when you learn how you have to cook with marijuana and on a kind of mass production scale.

Talking to the trimmer I mentioned before, I wasn’t quite sure exactly what to expect going into that conversation because how much is there to say about sitting over a table and just cutting the leaves off marijuana and it actually may have been my favorite interview I’ve done in the course of doing this show. It was just a fun, fascinating conversation about his life and how he looks at his job and why he gets excited about that kind of work and labor and the things you learn in the course of it.

And you get a combination of sort of the slightly stereotypical stoners, but also some really just like business-minded motherfuckers. The last episode that went up was with the CEO and he basically got into the business through a series of acquisitions with family money. He convinced his family to go in on this business right as it was kind of gaining steam in Colorado and they’ve been successful. And he’s just very much about like, how do I get my energy costs down? And if you get him to talk about weed, his favorite weed, he will. But that’s really not where his focus is.

Another, I won’t say surprising thing, but I think a theme you’ll notice in the episodes that some people might not expect, is how—obsessed isn’t the right word—but how conscientious people are about regulations and not breaking the law and wanting to not seem like a bunch of irresponsible stoners. They want everyone to know this is a legit industry. And of course you talk to anybody in any business, they are going to try to present themselves in the best way possible for the most part. They are going to say, “Oh yeah, we care about the law and we’re careful about not breaking it,” but it wasn’t just when people were on tape or when I was interviewing them. It was also just like inside conversations when I was walking into dispensaries or walking into a greenhouse, just every little thing you could tell that was really the forefront of people’s minds. Yeah, I’m the media, but it seems like people, at least my impression, is that people are really determined to not step over the line and to do everything by the book so that they can convince people that this industry deserves to exist and thrive and grow.

It was funny because, when I was there, it was the week that there were some controversies over Facebook and Twitter and responsibility for fake news and Alex Jones and all of that. And I was having a conversation with a guy who was staying with, a friend who actually works in tech and had actually sort of been part of what you might call a socially responsible, social media startup at one point. And we were having a conversation about whether or not Twitter and Facebook even are capable of being responsible, right? Like if it’s in their DNA to be responsible or if it’s just like not in the business model. And I had this thought that, at the very least, the marijuana industry strikes me is a lot more responsible than tech. At the very least, these people all seem like they’re coming in and really care about doing everything by the book and they’ve sort of been trained to because they know all hell will come down on their heads if they don’t. Whereas you got these other industries where it’s sort of like, “eh, social business responsibility, legal responsibility, meh.”

That’s interesting. It’s like they’re more disciplined already.

Yeah, just because they are so highly regulated. Everything, they are walking on eggshells to some extent. There has at least been one kind of widely reported, well-known incident in Colorado where a dispensary was breaking the law and essentially selling people more marijuana than they were supposed to and those people were taking it across state lines and unloading it. And they got the death penalty, they got shut down. That’s kind of hanging over people’s heads is that they know, oh yeah, if you mess up, you’re out of business. It’s not a slap on the wrist. This is not to say that the people in this industry are saints, because obviously ...

And I expect that as it grows and becomes more corporate, you’re going to get bad actors and you’re going to get controversies and scandals and people doing things that they shouldn’t be purely for profit and you’re going to get them lobbying for things that, that may not be in the public’s best interest, but for now at least, my early impression is that the people getting into it really do have a sense of conscientiousness.

And it must be fascinating just to see like a new industry kind of at its infancy, right?

Yeah, absolutely. I mean, yeah, people already say it’s getting kind of crowded, right? But these are early days, it’s not even fully legalized. It’s not very often that you get to see an infant industry, like you said, sort of take its first steps.

Yeah, figure it out on their own.

It’s not quite a toddler anymore, it’s maybe like a 3- or 4-year-old, they’re learning to talk. But it’s really still early days and it’s fun to get a picture of it at that moment.

Although it’s funny, I talked with a guy who essentially heads cultivation for one of these dispensaries, he’s like a marijuana farmer. He works now in this 120,000-square-foot greenhouse, which is, it’s big for marijuana. It’s not big agriculture though. And he’s already talking about how he kind of misses the good old days working in the small, like converted warehouse, downtown—

In a closet.

Yeah, exactly, it wasn’t good for growing weed really. The environment and the production process is infinitely better now. But he’s already looking back at the old days and I’m like, you guys have barely begun. So there’s already a sense of nostalgia for some people for when it was really just getting started and they were all kind of pirates. And there definitely was a period clearly when everyone was kind of a pirate.

I talked to a marijuana lawyer. He co-leads the weed practice at this fairly large law firm with an office in Denver. And he said “Early on, my clients were basically drug dealers.” That’s effectively what they were. And now he spends all of his time doing M&A. Like that’s how it’s already changing. Now it’s all mergers and acquisitions because that’s where the industry has started to go. And he’s become totally corporate. But there was a few years back.

So how are you choosing the people that you’re talking to?

Some of it was just doing some research into the industry and saying, well, I need to talk to this kind of person, I need to talk to this kind of person. The trimmer, for instance, I had been reading about that job and thought, that seems like a person that no one thinks about. I should talk to a trimmer. Obviously you need to talk a dispensary manager, or a bud tender, as the cashiers are called—they’re the face, they’re the person you meet when you walk in. I wanted to meet someone who cooks with edibles, a baker or a corporate chef because I like to cook. So, what is it like when you’re doing it with a controlled substance? And some of it was just kind of you stumble into, you talk to one person, they say, oh, you should, chat with X person at this dispensary, and that leads you.

There’s gonna be a bunch of stuff on the cutting-room floor by the end, unfortunately. But we ended up doing about 14 interviews in the three days we were there. So we just met a lot of people and we tried to pick some of the best of it for our episodes.

So what do you think you were most surprised by in your reporting?

Everyone was extremely conscientious and I didn’t find that shocking. There were points where I was a bit surprised by just how corporate some of the folks seemed. In the episode that’s up right now, I talked to the CEO of one of the larger dispensary chains in Colorado, a guy named Alex Levine who owns and co-runs Green Dragon. And when I walked into their dispensary, one of their dispensaries, I looked over to the left and there was like a conference room right next to it. Like I guess it was sort of corporate headquarters, but it’s like, to the right, there’s the marijuana, to the left there are the PowerPoint presentations. And he’s admitted that sometimes they get compared to negatively to Starbucks.

But I was a little taken aback by how businesslike they were. In retrospect, probably I shouldn’t be because those are the businesses that are going to succeed. It’s not the guys who are running around wearing tie dye and kind of spaced out, it’s going to be the ones who treat it like a business. The way you treat beer like a business or anything else.

Is there anything else that you want to mention about this season or about the podcast?

Yeah, so I think that it’s going to be really fun for anyone to listen to, even if you’re not a stoner. Even if you’re not really into marijuana, which frankly, I’m not. My wife’s a prosecutor; I do not have marijuana in my house. But I do think it’s just as a portrait of an industry, it’s really interesting. I think it’s a great time just to talk to these people. And I think you’ll find some really great human stories in it if you give it a listen.

Great. Well you can find that at slate.com/working. And meanwhile you’re still reporting on business and the economy for Slate. And this week, the White House had a presentation about how the economy has supposedly improved under Trump. So what happened there, is that true?

I mean yeah, the economy’s gotten better under Trump, but the White House wants to make a very specific argument, which is not that Trump has improved the economy some or that the economy’s getting better under Donald Trump. It’s that things changed dramatically when Trump was elected. That’s the argument they’re making. It’s like, there was one trend. Things were kind of not going so well under Obama. And then things got better after November 2016.

And Kevin Hassett, who’s the chair of the Council of Economic Advisors, got up with a bunch of graphs and try to make this presentation. And I have a piece up on Slate about why it’s sort of lying with pictures. And I’m not going to bore you with a lot of the wonky stuff. Again, it’s online if you want to read it. But this is the thing to keep in mind: Again, Donald Trump probably deserves some credit for the state of the economy right now. Why? Well, among other things, he signed a giant fucking tax cut, and he increased government spending. And even if you don’t think tax cuts are going to have the long-term benefits for workers and the economy that Republicans suggest, that they’re not going to raise wages quite the way that conservatives have a predicted they will. It’s still just adds a bunch of money sloshing around the economy. Same with the increased government spending. Just like if you believe in the idea that the government can stimulate the economy, you got to believe there’s some stimulus going on right at this moment. So yeah, Donald Trump has probably given the economy a little bit of a boost just through being really loose with the budget.

Is it possible other things he has done may have helped the economy around the edges? Yeah, it’s possible. Small business optimism at least by some measures skyrocketed after the election because a lot of small business owners, at least the ones that get surveyed, tend to be Republicans. And so they were just like happy. And it’s possible that maybe they made some investment decisions based on being happy. Maybe having Donald Trump in the White House just like gave them a little boost and they decided to buy a little extra equipment for their business or something like that. Again, we’re talking about things around the edges.

So the idea is not to deny Donald Trump any credit whatsoever for what’s going on right now. In so far as things are good. It’s just, it’s how you need to push back, again, what you should be skeptical of is this idea that everything changed when Donald Trump became president. A lot of the things that we are experiencing now or just the continuation of trends that were happening under President Obama, and have to do with just sort of the natural healing of the economy after the great recession.

And so Trump also recently mentioned making that trade agreement with Mexico, which would basically rebrand NAFTA. So what’s going on there? What should we take away from this agreement and what he’s trying to do here?

Yeah, so this gets a little bit complicated, but a couple of weeks back, Donald Trump announced that he had come to a preliminary deal with Mexico. Obviously he has been trying to renegotiate all of NAFTA, which involves Mexico, United States, and Canada. They have not reached a preliminary deal with Canada yet. However, essentially the Trump administration needed to submit a notice to Congress with 90 days lead time saying that they were going to sign a new NAFTA. It’s for legal reasons, but they needed to do it that week because if they didn’t, that means that the next Mexican administration was going to come in before have a chance to sign it and they want to sign the deal with the current administration.

So that that’s like the technical reasons why it had to hit that deadline. It’s a little bit self-imposed. It wasn’t necessarily a hard deadline and you can see it wasn’t totally hard deadline because essentially they submitted the notice to Congress saying “We’ve got a deal with Mexico and we’re gonna sign one with Canada too, if they agree to participate. If Canada says they’re on board, they can sign as well.”

The Trump administration has worked out the two ways issues with Mexico, now they’re back to negotiating with Canada. And my take is generally that this is all eventually going to fall in line. There will probably be a three way NAFTA deal. NAFTA does not look like it’s going to be broken up. We’re not going to withdraw from NAFTA. Again, this is me predicting, who knows with Trump, things can always go wrong at the last minute. But in a lot of ways, yeah, it looks like he is going to put his stamp on this deal.

And some people have said it’s merely rebranding. I think that is actually a little bit unfair. In the end, if you’re going to renegotiate NAFTA, you’re not going to totally change the core of the deal because the core of the deal is like low tariffs, what he’s renegotiating are things like, the use of arbitration panels in investor and state disputes, which are a really hot topic on the left. He’s renegotiating how much of a car has to be made within North America for it to count for low tariffs. And the new deal would require that a certain amount of a car he produced by workers that make at least $16 an hour to qualify as tariff under NAFTA, which is a first. It’s sort of like a minimum wage for auto workers essentially, or like a kind of a loose minimum wage.

These are substantive changes. Again, it’s not totally changing the nature of the deal, but it’s more than a tweak. So, some things will make it better. Some things people might be less happy with. There are I think a lot of people in the left may be displeased with the new protections for intellectual property that are in there.

But we could end up with a new NAFTA under Trump and as I wrote a couple of weeks back, I think if this actually does happen, if he actually does sign a new version of the deal, his ultimate accomplishment might sort of be ending the NAFTA wars. For all these decades we’ve been fighting over this trade deal, which in a lot of ways was much less economically significant than say, trade with China. In terms of its effect on manufacturing and wages and workers. But it’s always been symbolically extremely important. And NAFTA has always been this rhetorical punching bag, people forget that both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in 2008 promised to renegotiate NAFTA or withdraw and that didn’t really happen. But still, it’s always been just the target of so much ire. And if Donald Trump actually renegotiates it, it leaves us in this interesting situation where Democrats have kind of come to embrace free trade, partly as a reaction to Donald Trump and partly just because of who makes up the Democratic Party now, and Republicans are, I’m guessing, are going to kind of support the new NAFTA just because their guy negotiated it. It’s going to be Donald Trump’s big accomplishment.

So people might finally just stop arguing about this. It’s possible that NAFTA will no longer be controversial. I think. Anyway, that’s my guess. And so it’s weird, but I think—and this is what I’ve argued, and God help me if I turn out to be wrong—but I think it’s possible that Donald Trump is actually going to end up being the guy who saves NAFTA in the end. And who the fuck would have thought?

I guess we’ll see. What other stories do you think you’re going to be keeping your eye on for the rest of the year?

For the rest of the year? Oh, I mean, who knows? I’m really interested in what’s going to happen during the lame duck session, if anything, right? Like, if Republicans lose control of the House or Senate or both during the midterms, I am deeply interested in what they’re going to try to do at the last minute while they still have power. What kind of wacky shit they try to pass, if anything. So that’s one thing that I’m intrigued by and that’s like looking way forward. I don’t have an answer to that. Some people were wondering if they would try to take another stab at healthcare, but so far it looks like they’re not going to do that. So, cross your fingers. But I don’t know, that’s one thing that sort of in the back of my mind: What last minute hijinks will the Republican Party do if it loses last grasp on power on Capitol Hill?


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Date: Friday, September 21, 2018. 12:00 PM.
Location: Discovery Walk (between Clark Center and LKSC)

See the world-famous Shaolin Monks from China’s Shaolin Temple demonstrate their jaw-dropping Kung Fu and Qigong skills.

Learn about the HIP class they are teaching at Stanford: Shaolin Kung Fu (skf-01) and watch their students perform. To register, go to http://med.stanford.edu/hip.html. Fall Quarter class begins 9/28/18, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm in the MSOB Courtyard.

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Los norteamericanos han levantado un marullo en el mar de la diplomacia continental al llamar a consulta a tres de sus representantes diplomáticos asignados a países que han establecido relaciones con China Popular. Es un gesto político de desagrado lo que exhibe la gente de Donald Trump, aunque Miguel Vargas diga que no pasa nada.
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Aunque el Canciller dominicano quiera tranquilizar la gradería con palabras políticas, los americanos podrían estar jugando a Musa Tátara Musa.
Lo singular del caso es que los norteamericanos fueron quienes sacaron de la ONU a Taiwán para establecer relaciones con la China Popular de Mao Tse Tung, quien decía que USA era un tigre de papel. Cierta vez fui al médico con una fuerte gripe. El doctor me dijo que dejara de fumar que era funesto para la vida. Vi sobre su escritorio un paquete de cigarrillos y lo señalé. Me dijo que hiciera lo que me decía no lo que él hacía.
Esta llamada a consulta es otra de las paradojas norteamericanas. Critican que los estados protejan a sus productores, pero ellos lo hacen a más y mayor. Reclaman la vigencia de la libertad de comercio, pero arrancan a colocar aranceles a diestras y siniestras y presionan a sus marcas en ruta a un nacionalismo fuera de época.
Trump le ha impuesto una incoherencia a la política norteamericana que tiene a sus aliados al coger el monte. En estos momentos dos de los países centroamericanos han reclamado respeto a la soberanía que se ejerce en un régimen de amistad con todas las naciones y China sale al ruedo a defender sus flamantes aliados, mientras así se bate el cobre, para los dominicanos no está pasando nada.
Los norteamericanos le deben hasta el ombligo a los chinos, pero no hacen ningún gesto de meter la mano en el bolsillo para pagar su deuda externa. Los pasos diplomáticos y políticos de USA traslucen su aversión a que China negocie con otros países. Están más perdidos que Adán el Día de las Madres.  Es objetivo que China está en expansión y para completar el cuadro de espanto y brinco, Danilo Medina en octubre viajará a Beijin.  ¡Ay papá!
Por Alfredo Freites ;-
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          Trump administration steps up communications with China as tariffs loom      Cache   Translate Page      
The Trump administration has stepped up its communications with China over trade, the White House's top economic adviser said on Wednesday, as people familiar with the effort said an invitation for a new round of trade talks was sent to Beijing.

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Dr. Leana Wen, the health commissioner for the city of Baltimore, has been named the new president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. It will be the first time in nearly five decades that a doctor is the head of Planned Parenthood, according to the organization. She's replacing longtime President Cecile Richards, who announced in January that she would be stepping down. Wen was an emergency room physician before she transitioned to the world of public health. She will continue to serve as Baltimore's health commissioner for one month before she departs, according to a statement from the city. In her new role, Wen will also be the president of Planned Parenthood's advocacy arm, which lobbies for reproductive health issues, including wider access to abortion. In a video released by Planned Parenthood, Wen describes how when she was a child, her family immigrated to the U.S. from China. The new arrivals relied on Medicaid, food stamps — and medical care from Planned Parenthood.
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- It has been more than two months since the 36 year-old was last seen in public following a tax evasion scandal in which she was accused of having "yin-yang contracts"
- All of her social media has gone dark
- The TV host that leaked two of her contracts has since recanted the claims
- The 2017-2018 China Film and Television Star Social Responsibility Report gave her a 0% for her "negative social impact"
- There are rumors on Weibo (the Chinese version of Twitter) that she has been "detained" by Chinese authorities and is now in prison
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(U.S. Edition) The Congressional Budget Office has new numbers about the federal deficit, and they say it's only getting bigger. Billions bigger. Also, Apple is expected to announce a trio of new iPhones along with updates to some other products, but this time with the specter of the trade conflict with China hanging over it. Then, we look at oil and how the U.S. is on pace to be the third largest oil producer in the world, thanks to the process of fracking. But an author told us that the U.S. is still a long way from energy independence. Today's episode is sponsored by Indeed (indeed.com/marketplace) and Michigan Economic Development Corporation (planetm.com). (09/12/2018)
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Apple iPhone.jpgRIO - A Apple está apostando em sua linha X para o iPhone. A empresa anunciou, nesta quarta-feira, o lançamento de três novos iPhones. Eles serão chamados de XS Max, XS e XR. A memória interna vai chegar a 512 GB. A companhia parece ter abandonado, assim, a família 9. Ao menos, por enquanto.

O novo iPhone XS tem um tamanho de tela de 5,8 polegadas, e preço a partir de US$ 999. Já o iPhone XS Max mede 6,5 polegadas e terá preço de US$ 1.099. É considerado o topo de linha da empresa e foi bem recebido por analistas do mercado americano. Os três novos modelos terão tela infinita, quase sem bordas.

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Ambos os modelos terão tela Oled com alta definição (HDR). Serão vendidos nas cores ouro, prata e cinza. As câmeras terão resolução de até 12 megapixel (parte traseira) e de 7 megapixel (parte frontal). A data de pré-venda é 14 de setembro, e a entrega está prevista para 21 de setembro nos Estados Unidos. O iPhone XS permitirá que os usuários consigam 30 minutos a mais de bateria do que o iPhone X. O XS Max pode ter até 90 minutos de duração de bateria a mais.

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A Apple destacou que os novos iPhones terão dois chips (dual SIM). Segundo a Apple, o objetivo é "permitir que os viajantes transfiram mais facilmente os serviços quando estão no exterior, e também facilitar a vida daqueles que querem manter um número de trabalho e outro pessoal em um único dispositivo". A empresa explicou que os novos iPhones terão suporte para dois chips: um será um suporte físico e outro virtual, chamado eSIM, que precisa ser oferecido pela operadora de telefonia.

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Apple lança versão popular chamada XR

A companhia anunciou ainda o lançamento de um modelo que foi batizado de XR, que é feito em alumínio e vem na cor preta. Nesse caso, a tela é de LCD, e não Oled. O tamanho será de 6,1 polegadas - e maior que o iPhone 8. O XR terá até 90 minutos a mais de bateria do que o 8 Plus. O preço do iPhone XR começa a partir de US$ 749.

- É claramente o melhor portfólio que tivemos até agora. O IPhone XR nos permitirá entregar o futuro do iPhone a ainda mais pessoas - disse TIM Cook, sobre a nova atualização do iPhone.

A Apple continuará a vender o iPhone 7, a partir de US$ 449; e o iPhone 8,a partir de US $ 599.

Novidades na linha de relógios

Em evento realizado na nova sede da empresa em Cupertino, a Apple iniciou a apresentação com sua nova linha de relógios inteligentes. Executivos fizeram o anúncio no Steve Jobs Theatre, em homenagem ao co-fundador da empresa. O Apple Watch Series 4 foi aperfeiçoado para ajudar os usuários a permanecerem conectados. Está disponível em dois novos tamanhos, 40mm e 44mm. Segundo a Apple, possui uma tela 30% maior, um case mais fino e menor e bordas curvas que permitem maior interação com a interface atualizada.

Ícones e fontes de aplicativos são maiores e mais fáceis de ler. O WatchOS 5 também conta com o Walkie Talkie, que permite comunicação via Wi-Fi ou celular.

"Com o WatchOS 5, o Apple Watch analisa intermitentemente os ritmos cardíacos em segundo plano e envia uma notificação se for detectado um ritmo cardíaco irregular. Ele também pode alertar o usuário se a frequência cardíaca exceder ou ficar abaixo de um limite especificado", disse a companhia. Por meio de um aplicativo da própria Apple, o relógio será capaz de fazer até eletrocardiogramas. O aplicativo já recebeu o aval da agência Food and Drug Administration (FDA), que regula medicamentos e equipamentos do setor de saúde nos EUA.

O relógio conta com o "Fall Detection" para identificar quando ocorre uma queda forte, permitindo que o relógio envie uma notificação ao usuário que pode ser dispensada ou usada para iniciar uma chamada para serviços de emergência. "Após a notificação, se a Apple Watch detectar imobilidade por 60 segundos, ela chamará automaticamente os serviços de emergência e enviará uma mensagem junto com o local para os contatos de emergência", informou a empresa.

O Home Pod, alto falante sem fio, terá mais interação com a asssitente virtual da empresa, a Siri, que vai permitir pesquisar letras de música e receber e efetuar chamadas, entre outras funções. Custa US$ 349.


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BRASÍLIA — Um dos produtos mais protegidos do mundo, o açúcar deverá ser objeto de duas ações na Organização Mundial do Comércio (OMC), movidas pelo Brasil contra a China e a Índia. Os exportadores brasileiros reclamam da elevada tarifa de importação, atualmente de 90%, aplicada pelo governo chinês. No caso dos indianos, os produtores nacionais querem se aliar à Austrália para combater, na OMC, os subsídios que estão sendo criados pelas autoridades daquele país para desovar, no mundo, uma produção excedente de 10 milhões de toneladas.

— A Índia é o segundo maior produtor mundial de açúcar, e a volatilidade frequente de sua produção tem trazido forte instabilidade ao mercado global. Temos discutido com o setor privado e o governo daquele país formas de cooperação para o fortalecimento do seu programa de etanol a partir da cana-de-açúcar, o que ajudaria essa insegurança de forma mais estrutural e definitiva — disse o diretor-executivo da União da Indústria de Cana-de-Açúcar (Unica), Eduardo Leão.

Segundo ele, já existe um processo negociador com a Tailândia. O país asiático está revendo algumas políticas nocivas ao comércio, a pedido do Brasil.

— Nas próximas semanas, entraremos com um pedido de painel (comitê de arbitragem) contra a China, que desde julho do ano passado passou a adotar salvaguardas — destacou Leão.

Há cerca de dez dias, o conselho de ministros da Câmara de Comércio Exterior (Camex) aprovou, em caráter de urgência, que o Brasil questione, na OMC, uma sobretaxa de 45% às importações de açúcar realizadas pela China. A medida entrou em vigor no ano passado. Como a alíquota aplicada por Pequim já é elevada, com a tarifa adicional, para entrar no país asiático o produto passou a ser taxado em 90%.

Embora a salvaguarda chinesa atinja todos os países fornecedores, as exportações brasileiras de açúcar foram as mais afetadas, com redução de 90%. O Brasil era o principal fornecedor do produto ao mercado chinês.


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     The drive to call a convention under Article V of the Constitution is being driven primarily by various groups positioning themselves on the Right.  They say they seek to add a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, to impose term limits, or more broadly to curtail federal power.  Other groups on the Right have been deeply critical of these groups, wondering how one can claim to be a conservative and yet take such a cavalier approach toward opening up our Constitution. 

     But some groups on the Left are also seeking an Article V convention.  They generally frame their efforts as trying to strengthen democracy.  The most organized of them seeks to overturn Buckley v. Valeo and Citizens United.  Occasionally progressives also call for an Article V convention to eliminate the Electoral College or to curtail the disproportionate power of small states through the U.S. Senate. 

     The notion of calling an Article V convention to improve democracy is deeply paradoxical.  Far from being the salvation of democracy, an Article V convention is one of the least democratic features of our Constitution.  Of all the means of achieving legal change in this country, it is one of the least affected by one-person-one-vote and perhaps the most vulnerable to the corrosive effects of corporate and foreign political money. 

     Consider first one-person-one-vote.  In Federalist No. 22, Alexander Hamilton wrote that “Every idea of proportion and every rule of fair representation conspire to condemn a principle, which gives to Rhode Island an equal weight in the scale of power with Massachusetts, or Connecticut, or New York; and to Delaware an equal voice in the national deliberations with Pennsylvania, or Virginia, or North Carolina. Its operation contradicts the fundamental maxim of republican government, which requires that the sense of the majority should prevail.”  Our Constitution represents a mix of arrangements distributing political power by population and ones giving that depart from this “fundamental maxim” by giving smaller states weight equal to that of larger ones.  The U.S. Supreme Court’s one-person-one-votedecisionsof the 1960s made our country more democratic by requiring districts of equal size where population is the basis for representation.

     Although the Electoral College gives smaller states power disproportionate to their populations, the effect is limited:  over eighty percent of electoral votes are apportioned by population.  Thus, although the winner of a thin plurality of the popular vote can lose the Electoral College – and did in 2000 and 2016 – a solid majority of the popular vote is all but assured of translating into the presidency. 

     Ordinary legislation requires a majority in the House of Representatives, whose seats are apportioned among the states by population, as well as the approval of a President elected on a basis that gives much more weight to the outcomes in more populous states.  The traditional route for amending the Constitu­tion through Article V requires that any proposed amendment garner two-thirds support in the House. 

     By contrast, one-person-one-vote plays very little role in amending the Constitution through an Article V convention.  Two-thirds of the states must ask Congress to call such a convention, but in that process Wyoming’s request counts just as much as California’s.  The Constitution does not tell us how votes will be allocated within a convention, but Article V proponents claiming to be on the Right are adamant that states will have equal votes, as they do in the Senate.  Only the dreamiest of optimists would believe that population-weighted voting will prevail in a convention with thirty-three states having below-average populations and thus weakened by such a system.  Even when it was much more liberal than it is today, the Supreme Court made clear that the process of amending the Constitution is a political question into which it will not intervene.  And, assuming the convention adheres to Article V, the ratification process, too, will give equal weight to the decisions of each state, regardless of population. 

     Concerns about the corrosive influence of money are even greater in an Article V convention.  As flawed as our campaign finance and lobbying laws are, we at least have somelaws regulating money’s role in elections and legislatures’ deliberations.  Because we have never had an Article V convention, many of those laws were not drafted with a thought to curbing corrupt efforts to influence the selection and decisions of delegates.  A convention will be a one-time event, tempting many shadowy players to decide that the benefits of going all-out to capture such a convention are worth the risk that laws may be interpreted to proscribe their actions – especially because any interpretive ambiguities will allow them to argue lack of criminal intent.  Even if Congress were inclined to try – which seems unlikely – regulating efforts to corrupt a one-time convention is vastly more difficult than regulating recurrent activity like political campaigns and lobbying.  Should the Supreme Court find unconstitutional any attempts at regulating money’s role in influencing a convention, Congress would have no time to try again. 

     In Federalist No. 22, Hamilton also urged Americans to be ever-vigilant against “foreign corruption” of our democracy.  If we hold an Article V convention, we can be sure that Vladimir Putin is not throwing away his shot.  The problems with foreign financial and other intervention in an Article V convention would be orders of magnitude greater than anything we have experienced to date.  If Putin was willing to devote substantial resources, and take considerable risks, to undermine confidence in western democracy with polarizing social media posts and dirty tricks, we can only imagine how eager he would be to insert divisive poison pills into the U.S. Constitution.  Putin demonstrated his interest in constitutional questions with his intervention against the European Union in the Brexit referendum.  As troubling as it is to think of our country being governed by a Siberian Candidate, that is far better than living permanently under a Siberian Constitution. 

     But potential foreign intervention is not limited to Russia.  One can imagine China seeking amend­ments to the Constitution’s provisions on intellectual property or funneling money to domestic critics of the Federal Reserve to hobble U.S. monetary policy.  Countries critical of us for allowing parodies of the Prophet Muhammad might seek modifications to the First Amendment to remove protection for perceived blasphemy.  Multinational corporations already achieved many of their top priorities in December’s tax cut legislation, but they still could try to constitutionalize rules preventing the U.S. from reaching income artificially assigned to foreign tax havens. 

     Advocates of strengthening democracy through an Article V convention insist that this country’s problems are so severe that we must take the risk that a convention poses to civil rights and civil liberties.  But arguing that reforming our current electoral process is an emergency implies that we should maximize the chances that it gets done.  And an Article V convention is about the least likely means of achieving that. 

     Because Citizens United and other campaign finance decisions were the product of a closely divided Supreme Court, that Court can be changed by a series of presidential appointments over time.  This necessitates winning the presidency and (these days) maintaining a majority in the U.S. Senate.  Winning a majority in the Senate, obviously, requires carrying at least 25 states (or splitting two for every one short of 25 that is fully carried).  Winning the presidency requires even less:  President Obama won 26 states against Governor Romney.  Had his close wins in Florida and Ohio gone the other way – leaving him with only a minority of the states – he still would have had a solid Electoral College majority. 

     By contrast, if a convention follows the ratification process under Article V, any change would require approval of thirty-eight state legislatures or state conventions.  That means that just thirteen could block ratification.  Yet in eighteen states, Hillary Clinton received less than 40% of the vote.  Thus, not only would proponents of liberal constitutional change need to secure ratification from all states where she crossed the 40% mark – a group including states such as Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas – they also would have to pick up five states that voted more than three-to-two against Senator Clinton.  If any of the states where Senator Clinton reached 40% does not ratify, proponents would need even more deep-red states.  Advocates of these measures claim to be non-partisan, but they have demonstrated little support even in many light-blue and purple states she won, much less in states where she was buried.  Any re­forms to weaken the Senate would require ratification by more than twenty states that are proportionately better-represented there than in the House.

     Much of the rhetoric supporting an Article V convention from all of its advocates romanticizes the delegates as true representatives of The People whom we should expect to rescue us from the corrupt institutions of Washington.  Yet nothing in the Constitution requires that delegates to an Article V convention be selected by states’ voters.  Indeed, we have every reason to expect state legislators to appoint themselves to the prestigious, powerful and attention-getting role of convention delegates.  (Even if a few states did allow voters to choose their delegates, state politicians have the campaigning skills, the name recognition, the organization, and the ability to raise funds quickly that will be necessary to win a dele­gate election called on short notice.)  If you think you would like an assembly of ambitious state legisla­tors from around the country, you should adore Con­gress:  almost halfof its Members are former state legislators.  Those delegates hoping to leverage their positions to run for higher office will be particularly attentive to the wishes of potential donors to those campaigns.

     If election reform is crucial, then avoiding the doomed Article V convention process is crucial, too.  Put another way, the enormous risks of calling an Article V convention – including the possibility that it would entrench Citizens United in the Constitution’s text – must be compared with the extremely remote chance that a convention would accomplish anything positive. 

     Liberal enchantment with calling an Article V convention is the latest manifestation of an unfortunate preference for political get-rich-quick schemes over the hard work of organizing, persuading, and compromising through the electoral process.  Just as Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination is awakening many people to the limited potential for overcoming hostile legislatures and executives through the courts, some are embracing an Article V convention as the new silver bullet.  (Recurrent fascination with impeachment and the Twenty-Fifth Amendment – always detached from an appreciation of how many Republican votes either approach would require even if Democrats sweep November’s elections – is another manifestation of this magical thinking.)  Unfortunately, our nation is in a very deep hole that we took a long time to dig.  Just as law reform litigation was never going to render irrelevant the electorate’s choice of leaders disinter­ested in poverty, civil rights, civil liberties, and the environment, an Article V convention will not cure the very real pathologies of our democracy.  Indeed, it is far more likely to make them worse. 

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«На радость» противникам электронных сигарет, сегодня на моем столе оказался MAG Kit 225w от компании SMOK.
Обзоры на него были и ранее, но п.18 и все такое, сами все знаете, так что не тратьте свое время и идите читать про отвертки, а тем кто все еще получает удовольствие от пара больше чем от никотина, добро пожаловать.

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Цена: $0.54 (покупал за 0,39$)Перейти в магазин

Сегодня хочу рассказать про еще одну мелочевку, которая может быть полезной для автомобилистов.
А именно про автомобильные ароматизаторы из магазина gearbest.
Покупались после наводки вот в этой распродаже за 0,39$. Сейчас цена 0.54$. Разница в целом не такая уж и большая.
Рассказать про эти ароматизаторы решил из-за того, что реально понравились. Заказал и другие запахи, чтобы выбрать тот, который понравится больше. Сейчас доступны только зеленый и чёрный.
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Это цитата сообщения РИМИДАЛ Оригинальное сообщениеВязанный на спицах мужской пуловер с капюшоном.

Вязанный на спицах мужской пуловер с капюшоном.

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Вязанный спицами мужской спортивный пуловер, выполненный ритмичным узором и снабженный капюшоном, приобретает динамичность и стиль

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Куртка хорошо подойдёт на весну/осень для ношения в непритязательных «городских» условиях.
Сделана качественно, по стилю она тоже вполне понравилась.

В общем, как это нечасто бывает – товар оказался лучше, чем ожидалось.

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OSCHINA 本期高手问答(2018 年 9 月 13 日 — 9 月 19 日)我们请来了包建强@北漂包包 为大家解答关于 Android 插件化开发方面的问题。 包建强,毕业于复旦大学数学系。先后在多家互联网公司担任无线部门技术总监,现在从事区块链技术领域的研究,在 Android、iOS、ReactNative 等多门无线技术中跋涉过,在 App 的项目...
          Los palmeros Juan Capote y Marichu Fresno, en la dirección de una asociación internacional de la industria lechera promovida en China      Cache   Translate Page      

Los prestigiosos investigadores palmeros Juan Capote y Marichu Fresno han entrado en la dirección de una asociación internacional de la industria lechera promovida en China. Estos dos expertos, pertenecientes al Instituto Canario de Investigaciones Agrarias (ICIA), organismo autónomo adscrito a la  Consejería de Agricultura, Ganadería, Pesca y Aguas del Gobierno de Canarias, viajaron el pasado mes de agosto al gigante asiático para participar en el Congreso nacional de ovino y caprino, celebrado en Bengbu, y en el II Congreso mundial para el desarrollo de la industria láctea caprina que tuvo lugar en la provincia china de Shaanxi, donde impartieron también diferentes charlas en la Universidad de Northwest A&F (NWAFU), además de participar en encuentros con productores, visitas a explotaciones e industrias y otras actividades.

Durante su estancia en China se constituyó la Asociación Internacional de la Industria Lechera en Pequeños Rumiantes -cuyos estatutos fueron aprobados en Francia- que está respaldada por el Gobierno chino. Detrás de la citada sociedad de ámbito mundial se encuentra un potente sector económico que aporta millones de euros al año.

Marichu Fresno ha sido nombrada vicepresidenta de la Asociación Internacional de la Industria Lechera en Pequeños Rumiantes, mientras que en Juan Capote, considerado una autoridad mundial en ganado caprino, ha recaído la Presidencia de Honor. Esta es la cuarta distinción que recibe Capote en China, país al que viaja con frecuencia para prestar asesoramiento.

Fresno, una destacada experta en la calidad de leche de cabra y sus productos, despertó un enrome interés en su intervención. Esta investigadora ha demostrado, con sus publicaciones y revisiones bibliográficas, la superioridad, desde el punto de vista de la salud, de la leche de cabra con respecto a la de vaca. China está apostando por la industria de la leche de cabra, que va camino de superar a la de vaca.

La imagen de la cabra en la cultura oriental se asocia al bienestar, la salud y la belleza y existen referencias bibliográficas de 1578 en las que se consideraba la leche de cabra como un tónico digestivo. De entre sus beneficios destacan sus propiedades nutricionales y mejor digestibilidad que la de vaca, siendo incluso apta en muchos casos para las personas intolerantes a la lactosa. En Europa, incluida España y las Islas, crece el interés por el consumo de leche fresca de cabra.

Como explicaron Capote y Fresno, que llevan más de 30 años difundiendo los beneficios de la leche de cabra para la salud humana, China aspira a que el 70% de su producción láctea sea de cabra y que ésta alcance una producción anual de 100.000.000.000 litros. En la actualidad, diariamente el país recoge de sus ganaderos unos 9 millones de litros de leche de cabra para sus industrias, en las que producen fundamentalmente leche en polvo de rápida disolución con destino principalmente a alimentación infantil, pero con la que se elaboran también otros productos lácteos. 

La venta de suero liofilizado podría abrir la puerta de nuevas posibilidades de negocio para el Archipiélago, así como la exportación de conocimiento y tecnologías vinculadas a la elaboración de queso e incluso la venta de estas producciones. Los estudios desarrollados en el ICIA durante más de tres décadas en manejo ganadero, caracterización de razas y mejora genética, control lechero, ordeño, valor nutritivo de las canales de los cabritos, manejo de la lactancia, caracterización de forrajes y pastos locales y sus efectos en la leche y quesos, caracterización y análisis sensorial de los quesos canarios, etc., han sentado, sin duda, las bases para que Canarias sea en la actualidad un referente internacional en ganadería caprina.


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Ya esto se ha hecho algo cotidiano, la culpa de todos los males del mundo la tiene Cuba y los sospechosos de llevarlo a cabo, Rus