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The United States will exempt China, India and Japan from oil sanctions on Iran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, while vowing to be “relentless” in pressuring Tehran. Pompeo listed eight places that will enjoy temporary waivers from a ban on all oil transactions with Iran: China, Taiwan, India, Italy, Greece, Japan, South Korea and Turkey. Earlier in the day, the administration reimposed sanctions on Iran’s energy, banking, shipbuilding and shipping sectors to...
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The United States said on Friday it will temporarily allow eight importers to keep buying Iranian oil when it re-imposes sanctions on Monday to try to force Iran to curb its nuclear, missile and regional activities. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who announced the decision, did not name the eight, which he referred to as "jurisdictions," a term that might include importers such as Taiwan which the United States does not regard as a country. Having abandoned the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, U.S. President Donald Trump is trying to cripple Iran’s oil-dependent economy and force Tehran to quash not only its nuclear ambitions and its ballistic missile program but its support for militant proxies in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and other parts of the Middle East. On Twitter, in a message designed to emphasize his "maximum pressure" policy toward Iran, Trump included a photograph of himself modeled on a entertainment industry poster with the headline: "Sanctions are coming November 5." China,
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This morning was reported: Watch Live: Pompeo Announces Iran Sanctions 'Waivers' Monday 5 November 2018 8:29AM Update (8:40 am ET): The following countries will receive 'temporary' waivers excusing them from US sanctions on Iranian oil exports. - South Korea - Taiwan - Turkey - Greece - Japan - China - India - Italy
          Trump and Scott Walker Championed an 'Absolute Fraud': The GOP's Foxconn Boondoggle Is Revealed as a Government-Funded Scam      Cache   Translate Page      
There's no end to the deception.

Wisconsin's Koch-funded Republican Gov. Scott Walker lavished the Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn with over four billion in taxpayer subsidies last year in a deal that he claimed would create 13,000 jobs in the state, but that agreement is increasingly looking like a massive con-job amid new reports on Tuesday that Foxconn is planning to bring in Chinese workers to fill spots that the governor insisted would be filled by Wisconsinites.

"If Foxconn has to import Chinese engineers to Wisconsin, that would be yet another insult to Wisconsin taxpayers," Greg LeRoy, executive director of Good Jobs First, told Common Dreams. "This is already The Great Disappearing Jobs Deal of recent U.S. history. It's also the biggest mega-subsidy deal ever given to a foreign-based company. How tone-deaf would it be if the best-paid jobs don't even go to Wisconsin taxpayers?"

According to the Wall Street Journal, Foxconn "is considering bringing in personnel from China to help staff a large facility under construction in southern Wisconsin as it struggles to find engineers and other workers in one of the tightest labor markets in the U.S."

President Donald Trump and outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) have both openly championed the Foxconn agreement as a boon for Wisconsin workers. Last year, Trump took credit for convincing Foxconn to build a factory in Wisconsin.

"The company, the Taiwanese supplier to Apple Inc., has been trying to tap Chinese engineers through internal transfers to supplement staffing for the Wisconsin plant," the Journal reported, citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter. "Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou is looking to company engineers in China to transfer."

While Foxconn issued a statement denying the Journal's reporting, critics of Walker—who is locked in an extremely close race with Democratic challenger Tony Evers—were quick to highlight the company's alleged plans as further evidence that the governor's "deal" with the Taiwanese multinational has been a massive fraud from the start:

With Walker ensnared in what CNN described this week as his "toughest race yet," the Foxconn deal is increasingly becoming a political liability that could cost him the governor's mansion in Tuesday's midterm elections.

As the New Yorker's Dan Kaufman noted in a detailed look at the Foxconn deal over the weekend, the agreement—which is rapidly declining in popularity among Wisconsin voters—includes "taxpayer subsidies to the company totaling more than $4.5 billion, the largest subsidy for a foreign corporation in American history."

"Since Wisconsin already exempts manufacturing companies from paying taxes, Foxconn, which generated a hundred and fifty-eight billion dollars in revenue last year, will receive much of this subsidy in direct cash payments from taxpayers," Kaufman observes. "Depending on how many jobs are actually created, taxpayers will be paying between two hundred and twenty thousand dollars and more than a million dollars per job."

In an op-ed for The Progressive last year, Wisconsin ironworker and Democratic House candidate Randy Bryce—AKA "The Iron Stache"—declared, "We deserve better than corporate boondoggles like Foxconn, and our government’s leadership needs to stand on the side of workers."

Echoing this sentiment in a tweet on Tuesday as voters headed to the polls, the advocacy group People for Bernie tweeted, "Don't let Scott Walker and his billionaire cronies steal an election."

    

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          Trump and Scott Walker Championed an 'Absolute Fraud': The GOP's Foxconn Boondoggle Is Revealed as a Government-Funded Scam      Cache   Translate Page      
There's no end to the deception.

Wisconsin's Koch-funded Republican Gov. Scott Walker lavished the Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn with over four billion in taxpayer subsidies last year in a deal that he claimed would create 13,000 jobs in the state, but that agreement is increasingly looking like a massive con-job amid new reports on Tuesday that Foxconn is planning to bring in Chinese workers to fill spots that the governor insisted would be filled by Wisconsinites.

"If Foxconn has to import Chinese engineers to Wisconsin, that would be yet another insult to Wisconsin taxpayers," Greg LeRoy, executive director of Good Jobs First, told Common Dreams. "This is already The Great Disappearing Jobs Deal of recent U.S. history. It's also the biggest mega-subsidy deal ever given to a foreign-based company. How tone-deaf would it be if the best-paid jobs don't even go to Wisconsin taxpayers?"

According to the Wall Street Journal, Foxconn "is considering bringing in personnel from China to help staff a large facility under construction in southern Wisconsin as it struggles to find engineers and other workers in one of the tightest labor markets in the U.S."

President Donald Trump and outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) have both openly championed the Foxconn agreement as a boon for Wisconsin workers. Last year, Trump took credit for convincing Foxconn to build a factory in Wisconsin.

"The company, the Taiwanese supplier to Apple Inc., has been trying to tap Chinese engineers through internal transfers to supplement staffing for the Wisconsin plant," the Journal reported, citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter. "Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou is looking to company engineers in China to transfer."

While Foxconn issued a statement denying the Journal's reporting, critics of Walker—who is locked in an extremely close race with Democratic challenger Tony Evers—were quick to highlight the company's alleged plans as further evidence that the governor's "deal" with the Taiwanese multinational has been a massive fraud from the start:

With Walker ensnared in what CNN described this week as his "toughest race yet," the Foxconn deal is increasingly becoming a political liability that could cost him the governor's mansion in Tuesday's midterm elections.

As the New Yorker's Dan Kaufman noted in a detailed look at the Foxconn deal over the weekend, the agreement—which is rapidly declining in popularity among Wisconsin voters—includes "taxpayer subsidies to the company totaling more than $4.5 billion, the largest subsidy for a foreign corporation in American history."

"Since Wisconsin already exempts manufacturing companies from paying taxes, Foxconn, which generated a hundred and fifty-eight billion dollars in revenue last year, will receive much of this subsidy in direct cash payments from taxpayers," Kaufman observes. "Depending on how many jobs are actually created, taxpayers will be paying between two hundred and twenty thousand dollars and more than a million dollars per job."

In an op-ed for The Progressive last year, Wisconsin ironworker and Democratic House candidate Randy Bryce—AKA "The Iron Stache"—declared, "We deserve better than corporate boondoggles like Foxconn, and our government’s leadership needs to stand on the side of workers."

Echoing this sentiment in a tweet on Tuesday as voters headed to the polls, the advocacy group People for Bernie tweeted, "Don't let Scott Walker and his billionaire cronies steal an election."

 

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          Strategies for protecting Taiwanese businesses from cross-border risks: Using US trade secret litigation to protect your business innovations      Cache   Translate Page      
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          China gave foreign countries and journalists seminars on how to restrict online speech and unflattering news reports      Cache   Translate Page      

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  • China has been hosting seminars for foreign countries and journalists on how to clamp down on online speech and writing positive news about China's economic policies, Freedom House reported.
  • They include courses on President Xi Jinping's views on patriotism and tours of companies that monitor negative public opinion in the country.
  • Many of them catered to countries that are part of China's Belt and Road Initiative, a massive infrastructure project that aims to link 70 countries around the world.
  • Those courses appeared to work on some of the countries, who issued laws clamping down on online speech after attending the seminars.
  • China has a long record of muzzling free speech in the country.
  • It wields a lot of soft power over its economic allies, largely because of its financial investments around the world.

China has been holding seminars for foreign countries and journalists on how to restrict online speech and write positive news about it, according to a Freedom House report published this week.

The programs — which appear tailored to specific countries and regions — included courses like "socialist journalism with Chinese characteristics" and a class on "the Chinese Dream," Freedom House said.

Those two slogans were popularized under President Xi Jinping, and lay out his view of patriotism and innovation as long as it does not defy the Chinese Communist Party.

The programs appeared to be marketed to countries involved in China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a massive infrastructure project launched in 2013 that aims to link China to more than 70 countries across Asia, Europe, and Africa.

It is one of President Xi Jinping's pet projects, and Beijing has invested between $1 trillion and $8 trillion in those projects since 2013, according to the Center for Strategic and International StudiesMultiple BRI partners have racked up billions of dollars in debt because they couldn't afford to repay China's loans on infrastructure projects.

Read more: Inside 'Belt and Road,' China's mega-project that is linking 70 countries across Asia, Europe, and Africa

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Here are some of the seminars China hosted over the past year, according to Freedom House.

  • November 2017: A two-week "Seminar on Cyberspace Management for Officials of Countries along the Belt and Road Initiative," where officials toured a company — unnamed in in the report — that monitored, using big data, negative public opinion, and created a "positive energy public-opinion guidance system."
  • May 2018: Prominent journalists and media officials from the Philippines visited China for two weeks to learn about "new media development." What this means exactly is not clear.
  • A similar conference for media staff in Thailand taught attendees about the "Chinese Dream" and how media outlets can report domestic and international affairs, including China's economic development. The date of this conference is not clear.
  • Representatives from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates also attended a three-week "Seminar for Senior Media Staff in Arab Countries" at an unspecified date.

Details about what actually happens during those seminars are scant. But pictures published by the Chinese ministry of commerce of a seminar on the "promotion of international cooperation," held last August for 43 officials from BRI countries, showed delegates attending a lecture by Chinese officials and receiving a "graduation certificate" at the end.

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China flexes its soft power

Those seminars appeared to work on the foreign countries.

After Vietnamese officials attended China's seminar on media management in April 2017, it introduced a cybersecurity law that ordered global tech companies — such as Google and Facebook — to store personal data of users in Vietnam in the country.

Uganda and Tanzania also introduced similar laws clamping down on online media dissemination after their officials attended China's seminars over the past year, Freedom House said.

It echoed existing cybersecurity laws in China, which order tech companies to store personal and financial data collected in the country within its borders.

Chinese authorities have previously demanded domestic tech companies to hand over user data and the contents of private conversations.

Earlier this year, the Ministry of Public Security announced that law-enforcement officers could obtain and use private conversations on popular messaging app WeChat in legal proceedings.

Read more: Barging into your home, threatening your family, or making you disappear: Here's what China does to people who speak out against them

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Beijing has repeatedly proven the strength of its soft power, much of which stems from its immense economic power around the world.

Taiwan also claims that China uses economic partnerships to pressure countries to cut off diplomatic ties with it. Beijing insists that Taiwan is part of China, while Taipei recognizes itself as an independent nation.

Australia's former foreign minister, Julie Bishop, also revealed earlier this week that Australia did not strike a trade deal with Taiwan because her counterpart Wang Yi simply told her not to. China is Australia's largest trading partner, top export market, and biggest import source.

China also clamps down on online speech and thought within the country. Law-enforcement authorities have muzzled free speech in the past by censoring posts and forcefully disappearing people seen to speak out against the regime.

It also ranks citizens' behavior on a social credit system, which doles out punishments and rewards depending on the individual's score.

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The complete mitochondrial genome of Parantica sita sita (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Danainae) revealing substantial genetic divergence from its sibling subspecies P. s. niphonica.

Gene. 2018 Oct 31;:

Authors: Hu P, Wang R

Abstract
Currently, there are two subspecies of the chestnut tiger butterfly (Parantica sita) recognized in China. P. s. sita is widely distributed in southwest China and P. s. niphonica in Taiwan. Periodically, Taiwan Island and the Chinese mainland have been connected and separated because of sea level changes caused by Pleistocene glaciations, most likely influencing the genetic structure among P. sita populations on both sides of the Taiwan Strait. Also, P. s. niphonica's well-documented long-distance migration may have influenced genetic differentiation within this species as well. So, investigation of the genetic differentiation of these two subspecies is well warranted. In this study, we sequenced the complete mitogenome (15,156 bp in length) of P. s. sita and its general characteristics agreed with general butterfly mitogenomic characteristics. However, when compared genetically with P. s. niphonica, P. s. sita diverged substantially. First, there were 4.1% variable sites between these two subspecies, with 5.3% at COI and 3.8% at COII, differences much greater than those expected of general interspecific divergences in butterflies. Second, there was a 59 bp fragment deletion in the A + T rich region of P. s. sita and, third, the relationships of these two subspecies and P. luzonensis could not be distinguished using Bayesian inference and P. s. niphonica first clustered with P. luzonensis, rather than P. s. sita, using maximum likelihood. Based on these results, we propose that P. s. sita and P. s. niphonica are independent species instead of subspecies. This proposal should be clarified through further research.

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La aerolínea taiwanesa Eva Air y la panameña Copa Airlines, ambas de la red Star Alliance, anunciaron el inicio de su acuerdo de código compartido a partir del 4 de noviembre de 2018. Las rutas incluidas en el acuerdo son las siguientes: Vuelo operado por Eva Air con código de Copa Airlines Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) […]
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The rice bundles get taken around for lunch unrefrigerated all the time. They get steamed well past sterilization and the wrapping is super tight. There's also no dairy and if there are eggs inside they are hard boiled first. the ones in Taiwan are better. Hope you're still there to try them. Get them at the temple night market in Taipei. Even better if you have time to get to Tainan.
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Their Soybeans Piling Up, Farmers Hope Trade War Ends Before Beans RotNorth Dakota’s soybean crops are flourishing. But China has stopped buying.
Nov. 5, 2018


Soybeans in temporary storage at the Maple River Grain & Agronomy terminal in Casselton, N.D.Dan Koeck for The New York Times

ARTHUR, N.D. — This is harvest season in the rich farmlands of the eastern Dakotas, the time of year Kevin Karel checks his computer first thing in the morning to see how many of his soybeans Chinese companies have purchased while he was sleeping.

Farmers here in Cass County have prospered over the last two decades by growing more soybeans than any other county in the United States, and by shipping most of those beans across the Pacific Ocean to feed Chinese pigs and chickens.

But this year, the Chinese have all but stopped buying. The largest market for one of America’s largest exports has shut its doors. The Chinese government imposed a tariff on American soybeans in response to the Trump administration’s tariffs on Chinese goods. The latest federal data, through mid-October, shows American soybean sales to China have declined by 94 percent from last year’s harvest.


Kevin Karel, the general manager of the Arthur Companies, which has long sold soybeans to China. With that market now largely shut off, Mr. Karel said his firm has started to stockpile soybeans.Dan Koeck for The New York TimesMr. Karel, the general manager of the Arthur Companies, which operates six grain elevators in eastern North Dakota, has started to pile one million bushels of soybeans on a clear patch of ground behind some of his grain silos. The big mound of yellowish-white beans, already one of the taller hills in this flat part of the world, will then be covered with tarps.

The hope is that prices will rise before the beans rot.

“We’re sitting on the edge of our seat,” Mr. Karel said.

President Trump sees tariffs as a tool to force changes in America’s economic relationships with China and other major trading partners. His tough approach, he says, will revive American industries like steel and auto manufacturing that have lost ground to foreign rivals. But that is coming at a steep cost for some industries, like farming, that have thrived in the era of globalization by exporting goods to foreign markets.

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China and other trading partners hit with the tariffs, including the European Union, have sought to maximize the political impact of their reprisals. The European Union imposed tariffs on bourbon, produced in Kentucky, the home state of the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, and on Harley-Davidson motorcycles, from Wisconsin, the home state of House Speaker Paul Ryan. China's decision to impose tariffs on soybeans squeezes some of Mr. Trump's staunchest supporters across the Midwestern farm belt.


Harvesting soybeans south of Luverne, N.D. The 2018 harvest is unusually large — and unusually hard to sell.Dan Koeck for The New York Times

Both Mr. Trump and President Xi Jinping of China have declared their desire to reduce trade barriers.

“Openness has become a trademark of China,” Mr. Xi said Monday at a trade fair in Shanghai that the Chinese government described as an opportunity for foreign companies to display their wares. Mr. Trump, for his part, said last week that “we’re much closer” to striking a deal with China, though administration officials have said the two sides remain far apart, and no deal is imminent.

Like most successful American exports, soybeans are produced at high efficiency by a small number of workers using cutting-edge technologies, like tractors connected to satellites so the optimal mix of fertilizers can be spread on each square foot of farmland. The United States exported $26 billion in soybeans last year, and more than half went to China.

Some farmers in North Dakota say they trust Mr. Trump to negotiate in the nation’s interest. Mr. Karel said many of his customers wear red “Make America Great Again” caps and insist that the pain of lost business and lower profits is worthwhile. They say they’ll suffer now so their children benefit later — echoing the argument Mr. Trump has made.

Others are less enthused. Greg Gebeke, who farms 5,000 acres outside Arthur with two of his brothers, said he struggled to understand the administration’s goals.

“I’m trying to follow and figure out who the winners are in this tariff war,” Mr. Gebeke said. “I know who one of the losers are and that’s us. And that’s painful.”

One of the Arthur Companies' grain elevators, in Arthur, N.D.Dan Koeck for The New York Times

North Dakota’s soybean industry was created by Chinese demand for the beans, which are crushed to make feed for animals and oil for human consumption.

China is by far the world’s largest importer of soybeans. The country consumed 110 million tons of soybeans in 2017, and 87 percent of those beans were imported — the vast majority from either Brazil or the United States. While soybeans are grown throughout the Midwest, the soybean fields of North Dakota are the part of soybean country that is closest to the Pacific Ocean, and so its beans are mostly sent to China.

In the mid-1990s, there were 450,000 acres of soybeans in the state. Last year, there were 6.4 million. As the state’s production of soybeans increased, companies spent millions of dollars on larger grain elevators, on the 110-car trains that carry the soybeans west to the Pacific Coast, on bigger terminals at the ports. A few years ago, Mr. Gebeke traded his grain drill, used to plant wheat, for a second machine to plant soybeans.

The Arthur Companies in 2016 opened a shiny drying, storage and loading facility that can hold 2.7 million bushels of beans waiting for the next train.

Soybeans being delivered to the Arthur Companies’ grain elevator.Dan Koeck for The New York TimesA sample of soybeans from the Arthur Companies’ elevator.Dan Koeck for The New York Times

Soybean farmers also spent millions of dollars cultivating the Chinese market. Farmers in North Dakota and other states contribute a fixed percentage of revenue to a federal fund called the “soybean checkoff” that pays for marketing programs like trade missions to China and research intended to convince Chinese farmers that pigs raised on American soybeans grow faster and fatter. In 2015, North Dakota soybean farmers footed the bill for an event in Shanghai honoring the 10 “most loyal” buyers of American soybeans.

The soybean industry’s sales pitch emphasized the reliability of American infrastructure and the political stability of the United States. The message was that the Chinese could be confident that American farmers would deliver high quality soybeans.

“I’ve been to China 25 times in the last decade talking about the dependability of U.S. soybeans,” said Kirk Leeds, the chief executive of the Iowa Soybean Association. By undermining that reputation, he said, “we have done long-term damage to the industry.”

Agriculture dominates the town of Arthur. Across the street from the house is the Arthur Companies headquarters, where a pile of corn is in temporary storage.Dan Koeck for The New York Times

The last two decades were a fat season in the soybean belt. The grain silos and pickup trucks in Cass County are shiny and new. Mr. Karel said a significant number of the farmers who sell crops to his company had done so well they purchased winter homes around Phoenix.

But the mood is souring quickly. Mr. Gebeke’s wife, Debra, a retired psychologist, has returned to work at North Dakota State University, to counsel distraught farmers. Public health officials in North Dakota, already confronting a recent rise in suicides, are concerned about the impact of falling prices, particularly on younger farmers with high levels of debt.

Cords that release grain from silos into trucks.Dan Koeck for The New York TimesThe drying tower at the Arthur Companies’ newest elevator, opened in 2016.Dan Koeck for The New York Times

Mr. Gebeke, 65, recalled President Jimmy Carter’s decision to suspend wheat sales to the Soviet Union in 1979. The embargo ended two years later but, by then, the Soviets were getting more of their grain from Ukraine. Speaking of the soybean standoff, he said, “They could get together tomorrow and iron this thing all out and I don’t think we’ll ever get all of our market back.”

As China swallows the world’s supply of non-American soybeans, other countries are buying more beans from the United States, especially European nations that usually import beans from Brazil.

Some nations that grow soybeans, like Canada, are shipping their own beans to China at high prices and then buying American beans at lower prices to meet domestic demand. Taiwan, seeking to curry favor, signed a deal to buy more American soybeans over the next two years.

None of this is nearly enough. During the first six weeks of the current export year, which began in September, American soybean exports to China are down by about six million tons from last year, while soybean exports to the rest of the world are up by only three million tons.

A board showing the status of each grain bin.Dan Koeck for The New York Times

Some analysts predict China will be forced to buy more American beans after it exhausts other sources. Others are hopeful that China and the United States will reach a deal to remove the tariffs.

But waiting carries risks. Soybeans can spoil, and Brazil harvests its crop in the spring, creating fresh competition for American beans. “Hope is unfortunately a terrible marketing plan,” said Nancy Johnson, executive director of the North Dakota Soybean Growers Association.

The industry continues to seek new markets. Jim Sutter, chief executive of the U.S. Soybean Export Council, said he was focused on persuading Indians to eat more chicken. The council, which already provides funding to Indian trade groups, is planning to back an advertising campaign. “People in India will eat more protein as the economy grows, but our job is to speed that up,” Mr. Sutter said.

The Trump administration said in August that it would distribute $3.6 billion to soybean farmers to offset the decline in market prices. The subsidy rate of 82.5 cents per bushel, however, covers less than half of the losses facing North Dakota farmers at current market prices.

A small hopper grain bin.Dan Koeck for The New York TimesAfter the grain is weighed, trucks dump their load into this pit. The grain is then moved through tubes into storage bins based on the quality of the grain.Dan Koeck for The New York Times

Brandon Hokana, whose family farms 3,500 acres near Ellendale, N.D., estimates that they need a price of $8.75 per bushel of soybeans to break even. Last year at this time, soybeans could be sold for almost $10 per bushel. Now, local elevators are offering prices below $7.

Farmers typically begin to purchase seeds and fertilizer before the end of the year, so the low prices are shaping next year’s crop. The Hokanas divided their land evenly between soybeans and corn this year; next, they plan to plant half as many acres of soybeans. Instead they will devote more land to corn, and also to some wheat for the first time in two decades, and perhaps specialty crops like peas and black beans.

Mr. Hokana knows that other farmers are likely to make similar decisions, and that the corn market next fall may be glutted. Specialty crops like peas and edible beans command higher prices, but also require more work and specialized equipment. Also, unlike the big cash crops, specialty crops can’t be hedged. That means the farmer carries all the risk of a bad year.

“The goal for next year,” Mr. Hokana said, “is just to break even.”

Earlier versions of this article misidentified the family name of one group of farmers. They are named Hokana, not Hokama.

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US medical school Johns Hopkins bars foreign scientists over intellectual property riskThe Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has halted a visiting scientist programme in response to a national investigation over whether scientists in the US are sharing research results with foreign governments, in particular China, the South China Morning Post has learned.

Although the suspension affects scientists from many countries who plan to conduct research at the top medical school, the move is primarily aimed at Chinese scientists and China’s flagship science talent recruitment programme, researchers for Beijing’s Thousand Talents Plan have said.

“Effective immediately, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is temporarily halting the appointment of visiting scientists due to concerns voiced by the National Institutes of Health [NIH] about threats to biomedical research and loss of intellectual property,” read an email late last month from the Johns Hopkins Hospital to its faculty, the Department of Neurology, which was seen by the Post.

The university’s fraud unit has also discovered that some individuals have fabricated their funding documentation, the email said.

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“Therefore, Johns Hopkins will not be hosting any visiting scientists [aside from those already here] until the NIH feels we can safely allow foreign nationals to be involved with government-sponsored research.”

In an earlier request for comment the medical school denied that it had halted the programme. It did not reply to a further request to respond to comments by scientists.

“While an email did go out to some faculty in one department, its contents were false,” a spokeswoman for the school said, adding that the school continued to offer and encourage visiting scientist appointments.

“Instead, what did happen was in response to a public message from NIH director Francis Collins, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine recently reminded faculty members to review and comply with NIH policies related to NIH-funded research activities that have a foreign component.”

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“The incident will affect up to 1,000 scientists if the suspension lasts a year, with many of them from China,” a US-based Chinese biomedical researcher told the Post. He agreed to be identified only by his surname, Zhang, for fears his comments might impact his career in the US.

“It’s necessary to protect intellectual property, but the suspension doesn’t help scientific research, which requires international collaboration,” said Zhang. “They need to strike a balance.”

China’s science talent recruitment programme has come under the spotlight of late, with US government agencies increasingly scrutinising Chinese programmes that they suspect are used to steal US technologies and intellectual property.

The most prominent of these is the Thousand Talents Plan, which was launched by Beijing in 2008 to tap into the talent of Chinese scientists educated or employed overseas.

It has attracted more than 7,000 researchers back to China – most from the US – with lucrative positions and substantial research grants. Many researchers in the programme maintain their overseas affiliations while working part-time in China.

The talent plan aims to “facilitate the legal and illicit transfer of US technology, intellectual property and know-how” to China, an analysis by the National Intelligence Council, a US intelligence unit, stated in April.

How China’s rampant intellectual property theft, long overlooked by US, sparked trade war

In August, the NIH, the nation’s largest research funder, began investigating whether grantees were sharing research findings with foreign governments, with NIH director Francis Collins sending a letter to more than 10,000 institutions to urge them to do likewise.

“The robustness of the biomedical research enterprise is under constant threat by risks to the security of intellectual property,” Collins said at a US Senate hearing in August after he sent the letter.

“But through conversations with law enforcement – and even just from watching the press – we can see that the magnitude of these risks is increasing.”

In response to a query, the NIH told the Post: “The goal of the efforts described in Dr Collins’ statement and letter to universities is to effectively root out examples where our system is being exploited.”

Trade war: why US and China remain so far apart on intellectual property rights

In a report titled Picking Flowers, Making Honey, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute last week alleged that China had been sending military scientists to Western universities to improve the People’s Liberation Army’s military capabilities.

According to the report, the PLA has sponsored more than 2,500 scientists to travel to universities in technologically advanced countries as students or visiting scholars over the past decade.


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Trump’s Trade War Is Making Russia and China Comrades Again

Facing U.S. sanctions and tariffs, Moscow and Beijing are finding lots of common ground.
More stories by Marc ChampionNovember 6, 2018, 5:00 AM GMT+8



Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin toast with vodka during a signing ceremony on May 21, 2014, in Shanghai. Russia and China signed a 30-year contract for supply of gas.
Photographer: Sasha Mordovets/Getty ImagesFu Ying recalls vividly how, as a young woman, she’d get woken by sirens in the middle of the night for drills to practice for a Soviet invasion. It was the time of China’s traumatic Cultural Revolution and, although the farm she’d been sent to was more than 200 miles from the border, the threat seemed imminent—strong enough, it turned out, to throw Maoist China into the arms of its capitalist nemesis, the U.S.

Today’s world could hardly look more different. The U.S.-China realignment that began with President Richard Nixon’s 1972 visit to Beijing has been reversed in the most consequential geopolitical shift since the fall of the Berlin Wall. China and Russia are now as close as at any time in their 400 years of shared history. The U.S., meanwhile, has targeted both countries with sanctions and China with a trade war.

“There is no sense of threat from Russia. We feel comfortable back-to-back,” says Fu, now chairwoman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of China’s National People’s Congress, over drinks in a hotel bar near the Black Sea resort of Sochi, where she’s attending a conference. The two countries have settled the border dispute that produced a brief war in 1969.

She’s less sure about the U.S. In a speech last month, Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. was responding to “Chinese aggression” with military spending and trade tariffs. Beijing, he said, was expanding at the expense of others and trying to drive the U.S. from the western Pacific. That kind of talk won’t be easy to forget, even if Trump and Xi agree to a trade truce at a scheduled meeting at the end of November. “I just hope that if some people in the U.S. insist on dragging us down the hill into Thucydides’ trap, China will be smart enough not to follow,” Fu says, referring to the ancient historian’s observation that rising and established powers tend to end up at war.

Even without bloodshed, this reconfiguration of the nuclear and economic superpowers is significant. Chinese investment and energy purchases make it easier for Russia to resist economic pressure over Ukraine; Russian sales of oil, missile defense systems, and jets are changing U.S. calculations in the Pacific by raising the potential cost of any future showdown with China.

Coordination in the United Nations Security Council allows the two Eurasian powers to frustrate U.S. goals and support each other’s. Nor is the U.S. the only one affected. India, which for decades relied on Russia to help balance China and Pakistan, is deeply concerned that Moscow is falling under Beijing’s sway. Russia already supplies the engines for Chinese-Pakistani fighter jets. “India needs a reconciliation between the West and Russia” to squeeze China’s strategic space, says C. Raja Mohan, director of the Institute of South Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore.

Western analysts and leaders for a long time dismissed the Sino-Russian rapprochement and its trappings—such as the NATO-lite Shanghai Cooperation Organization—as a “marriage of convenience,” doomed to fail by geography, history, and a growing disparity in strength. And the economic relationship still lags far behind the political rhetoric.

But complacency has given way to alarm. A recent study by the National Bureau of Asian Research, a Seattle-based think tank, debated whether U.S. policy was at fault for driving Russia and China together and asked if the U.S. should correct course by accommodating one Eurasian giant to isolate the other. Some among the 100-plus participants called for Washington to prepare for the worst-case scenario the realignment implies: a two-front war.

Robert Sutter, the study’s principal investigator, said at an October panel to discuss the findings that he’s had a big change of heart since he wrote in a U.S. government National Intelligence Estimate that the Russia-China relationship was an axis of convenience. “The situation is pretty bleak for the United States,” Sutter said. “And there is no easy way to fix it.”

The bromance between Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping is certainly hard to miss. They meet with each other more than with any other world leaders, have awarded each other medals, and even cooked blinis and noodles together for their respective state TV channels. Joint military exercises are routine. This year, China took delivery of Russia’s most advanced S-400 air-defense system and Sukhoi SU-35 fighter aircraft, a level of trust that’s likely to thwart U.S. national security adviser John Bolton’s recent attempt to convince Moscow it faces a security threat from the East.

China has become Russia’s biggest single trade partner, even if it remains far behind the European Union as a bloc. Russia displaced Saudi Arabia as China’s top supplier of crude oil in 2015. A new pipeline, Power of Siberia, is due to start delivering as much as 38 billion cubic meters (1.3 trillion cubic feet) of natural gas per year to northern China in December 2019. Chinese entities own 30 percent of Russia’s new Yamal liquefied natural gas project in the Arctic. Russia and China have nonconflicting security concerns—in the Pacific for China and in the former Soviet bloc and Middle East for Russia. At the same time they perceive a common threat (the U.S.) and a shared goal of changing what both see as an American-dominated global order.

Their economies also are complementary: China is the world’s biggest manufacturer, and Russia is among the largest exporters of energy and raw materials. China has a shortage of arable land, and Russia a surfeit. Even their demography offers opportunities. China has a majority of men, whereas Russia has the opposite. “I could see that there are many more men in China, and people started to ask me if I could help them to find women,” says Pavel Stepanets, who started a Beijing-based matchmaking service, Meilishka, six months ago. The company website claims to have 244 “Slav girls looking for a Chinese husband.”

Russian analysts and officials say they aren’t pivoting east as much as they’re diversifying their economic and security relationships. Europe and China “are two independent destinations and two independent routes” for gas and oil, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said in an October interview. “We do not see any need to redirect volumes.”

What the new eastbound pipelines will do, according to Vasily Kashin, a senior research fellow at Moscow’s Higher School of Economics, is to make Russia about 60 percent—down from 90 percent—dependent on European markets. They’ll also make China less vulnerable to a potential U.S. sea blockade should there be conflict over Taiwan. “Every pipeline project is negotiated for a decade and then built for a decade,” Kashin says. “But once it’s completed, you have an irreversible geopolitical change.”

The new geopolitical infrastructure is slowly falling into place. In January, Russia doubled its capacity to pipe crude oil to China, to about 600,000 barrels per day. In addition to the Power of Siberia project, negotiations to build two other natural gas pipelines connecting China to Siberian fields are advancing well, Novak says.

The reconciliation began with the last Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev. Even so, U.S. and Western policies since 2014 have done a lot to accelerate the Russian-Chinese rapprochement, according to Angela Stent, director of Georgetown University’s Center for Eurasian, Russian & East European Studies. Take natural gas. South Stream, a pipeline project to carry 63 billion cubic meters per year from Russia to Austria, was under construction when the European Parliament voted to block it in April 2014, a month after Russia annexed Crimea. One month after that, Russia broke the deadlock in its decade-long negotiation with China to build Power of Siberia, part of a gas purchase deal valued at about $400 billion. “It would behoove the U.S. to consider how much further to go with sanctions on Russia and how far with a China trade war,” Stent says at the same conference near Sochi as Fu.

The courtship hasn’t been easy. There was deep disappointment within Russia when China didn’t immediately flood the country with investment after 2014. Instead, it appeared to take advantage of Moscow’s weak position to get cheaper gas. Nor have the reasons for skepticism about the strength and durability of the partnership disappeared. Chinese nationalists still talk about the 230,000 square miles Russia took in the 19th century under what Beijing considers unequal treaties. And Russia was at first wary of China’s “ Belt and Road” initiative, which seemed to compete with its plans for a Eurasian Economic Union. Putin and Xi have parked both issues (they agreed in 2015 to coordinate their Central Asian strategies), but competition could reemerge.

Even when the two countries were allies, in the 1950s, it was an unhappy—because unequal—partnership. When Mao Zedong came to Moscow in December 1949, Stalin kept the leader of newly communist China waiting 17 days for a second meeting, to make clear who was boss. “I came here to do more than eat and shit,” Mao complained bitterly.

Today the imbalance between the two powers has been reversed. China’s economy is six to eight times the size of Russia’s, depending on how it’s measured. “I don’t think a lot is happening” in terms of Chinese business investment, says Bruno Maçães, a senior fellow at Beijing’s Renmin University, who last year spent six months crisscrossing the region’s borders for a new book, The Dawn of Eurasia. In Southeast Asia, small Chinese businesses are highly visible as well as the big state companies, but not in Russia, Maçães says. More Chinese tourists are coming to Moscow, but it’s nothing like the throngs in Paris or New York. Visiting an island in the Amur River, which the governments have touted as a tourism zone, he found “a world from 40 years ago. To visit, I had to go through eight hours of security interviews.”

Russia’s Foreign Investment Advisory Council—chief executive officers from the 50 biggest foreign companies invested in Russia, who meet annually with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev—still has no member from China, says Alexander Ivlev, Ernst & Young LLP’s managing partner for Russia, who coordinates the event. Still, he rattles off a list of projects Putin and Xi have signed and sees his business’s future increasingly tied to China.

Measuring the true scope of Chinese investment in Russia isn’t easy. According to Russia’s central bank, the total as of December 2017 was only $4.5 billion, a misleading figure. (Cyprus, an offshore conduit for investment from around the world, had invested $175 billion.) In a February search of an Interfax database, Kashin found 5,868 companies with Chinese equity operating in Russia, registered everywhere from Moscow to Vladivostok. That’s a higher number than for German companies (although those tend to be bigger and better established).

It may be that the Chinese are coming but are held back by the same adverse conditions deterring other investors: a sluggish economy, a weak currency, sanctions risk, and tight monetary policies that have dried up credit. That was the experience of Yema Group Co., a trading company in Xinjiang province. It set up operations in Russia in 2012 to break into the market for heavy construction machinery, dominated by more expensive European suppliers. Initially, Yema sold about 500 excavators, trucks, and other pieces a year, says Du Xuemei, a spokeswoman. “We withdrew most of our operations team in 2016, because of an economic downturn and the depreciation of the ruble,” says Du, adding that the company wants to return.

Back in Sochi, Fu draws a series of triangles on a piece of paper to show how the relationship between Russia, China, and the U.S. has changed. “This one is going to be shorter and shorter,” she says, running her pen over the line connecting Russia to China. It’s a friendship that wasn’t caused by the U.S., isn’t aimed at it, and won’t end if the U.S. alters its policies, she says. Then the Chinese legislator marks the ever more distant locations for the triangle’s American apex. “The U.S. can be here, here, or here,” she says. “It’s your choice.”With Peter Martin, Dandan Li, and Annmarie Hordern

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MOUNT PLEASANT — Foxconn is denying a report that it plans to bring in workers from China to staff a plant in Wisconsin that’s been mired in controversy since it was announced. The Taiwan-based electronics company said Tuesday its priority is hiring workers from Wisconsin and other parts of the United States. “We can categorically state that the assertion that we are recruiting Chinese personnel to staff our Wisconsin project is untrue,” Foxconn said. “Our recruitment priority remains Wisconsin first and […]
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China#39;s ties with Taiwan chip firms under scrutiny as U.S. trade war heats up Shut out of major global semiconductor deals in recent years, China has been quietly strengthening cooperation with Taiwan chip firms by encouraging the transfer of chip-making expertise into the mainland.
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Washington's decision to cut off U.S. supplies to a Chinese chip-maker spotlights mounting tensions over China's drive to be a global player in computer chips and the ways in which Taiwan companies are helping it get there.

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Sometime in the last century both my older brothers worked for a Taiwan Job Shop in Silly Con Valley. The story was the engineers were Americans and all the assembly workers were Chinese "Trainees". "Trainees" that were replaced with another group of "Trainees" on frequent rotations" One of the "Trainees offered to be the factory night watchman if he could sleep at the factory. Remember the valley has been a very high rent district for a long time. He was told OK as long as he paid rent.
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This week new mayors are being sworn in across Metro Vancouver and we can say with relative confidence that none of them have their own trap music video. But as CityLab reports Taipei’s  Mayor Ko Wen-je has separated from the Mayoral pack by teaming up with well-known Taiwanese rapper Chunyan and released his first music video.

Chanting “Do things right” the 59-year-old  mayor (who is also a surgeon) received 4,000 comments in the first day of the release on YouTube and in one week has over 1.7 million views.The timing of the video release was exquisite,  immediately after he had participated in a municipal restructuring  And this mayor gets around, having visited Amsterdam and declaring that dedicated cycling lanes like those used by the Dutch should be something that Taipei works toward. In the video below a transportation professor from a Taiwanese University suggests that since most people do not bike in Taipei, and since the street network was designed without thought to bike lanes, that the Dutch model was not a good example. We are waiting for the Mayor’s trap video response on this one.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85Iu2XzV_mI

 

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ARK Park, l'aventure multijoueur en ligne sur le thème des dinosaures développée et publiée par Snail Games, est à présent disponible !


Nouveau titre de réalité virtuelle, ARK Park tire parti du monde de ARK: Survival Evolved (du Studio Wildcard) pour offrir aux propriétaires de PSVR une expérience de réalité virtuelle époustouflante. Basé sur le jeu ARK: Survival Evolved, ARK Park exploite au mieux le monde préhistorique gigantesque du jeu en le remplissant d'impressionnants dinosaures, de créatures anciennes et d'environnements détaillés, comprenant notamment des forêts tropicales, des prairies et des montagne.

Les joueurs qui achèteront ARK Park pourront également profiter du DLC gratuit Pterosaur Hill (mettant en avant les cartes « Crystal Sky », « Mountain Lake » et « Aviary »).

La technologie derrière ARK Park

La technologie VR moderne d'ARK Park permet aux joueurs d'explorer facilement le monde virtuel du jeu avec de nombreux commentaires visuels et audio. Le jeu exploite à la fois l’ambisonie de Wwise et la technologie RealSpace 3D Audio de VisiSonics pour capturer des sons ambiants extrêmement réalistes vous mettant rapidement en immersion.

Les scènes du monde réel ont été capturées avec précision lors de la construction de chaque environnement, comprenant les arbres, la végétation, les roches et la texture du terrain. Sous Unreal Engine 4, ce mélange d’images réelles et d’actifs 3D modifiables permet au jeu de se rapprocher au plus près de la réalité, offrant ainsi certains des visuels VR les plus naturels et les plus travaillés disponibles à ce jour.

Explorez le “Park”

En plus des environnements préhistoriques réalistes, ARK Park offre aux joueurs un jeu multijoueur interactif amusant comprenant exploration, la collecte et le combat à la première personne dans les phases d'action. Lorsque les joueurs entrent dans le parc pour la première fois, ils sont conduits et conseillés par le robot Joey, qui présente les nombreux systèmes du jeu (à commencer par l’élevage et la domestication de dinosaures) ! Puis, alors qu’une tour située à proximité est soudainement déconnectée, les joueurs doivent aider Joey à réparer la tour et défendre le parc, alors que ce dernier subit l’arrivée de dinosaures déchaînés.

Mise à jour des ventes

ARK Park s'est très bien vendu dans le monde entier depuis sa sortie en mars. Le jeu était le troisième titre PSVR le plus vendu au Japon, ce qui a poussé Snail Games à engager une sortie physique du jeu, suite aux demandes répétées de la communauté japonaise. De plus, ARK Park est épuisé à Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapour et en Malaisie. Un certain nombre de YouTubers et de streamers populaires ont également mis le jeu en avant en partageant leurs aventures préhistoriques avec des millions de joueurs en ligne.

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          Biomass Energy Plant in Taichung Starts Test Run       Cache   Translate Page      
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A biomass energy plant in Taichung was inaugurated for test run on Nov. 1, marking a major step forward for Taiwan in the development of green energy.

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          Comment on Kymco SuperNEX: A wild electric superbike from Taiwan by Bill J      Cache   Translate Page      
A six speed transmission may allow a smaller motor while giving good performance and lowering the drain on the battery. If so, that could improve the range capability to something more acceptable to many riders rejecting the current short ranges common with current electrics.
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The steel is up for Bellaire Food Street‘s 3-level garage, as shown in the twilit photo at top looking west down Bellaire Blvd. So far popsickle shop Popfancy, Japanese chain Pepper Lunch, Vietnamese restaurant Migo, Taiwanese shaved ice dealer Meet Fresh, and — just today — Beijing-style skewered meat spot Fat Ni BBQ have punched […]… Read More
          Golfproffset diskades efter mammans fusk      Cache   Translate Page      
Taiwanesiska golfproffset Doris Chen diskades från kvalet till LPGA-touren den gångna helgen. Efter att Chen missat utslaget grovt och slagit bollen out-of-bounds på 17:e hålet, ska hennes mamma ha sparkat in bollen på banan igen.
          Source for cheap frames from China/Taiwan?      Cache   Translate Page      
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          China's ties with Taiwan chip firms under scrutiny as U.S. trade war heats up      Cache   Translate Page      
Washington's decision to cut off U.S. supplies to a Chinese chip-maker spotlights mounting tensions over China's drive to be a global player in computer chips and the ways in which Taiwan companies are helping it get there.

          Toshiba Memory Corporation Develops High-Speed and High-Energy-Efficiency Algorithm and Hardware Architecture for Deep Learning Processor      Cache   Translate Page      
Toshiba Memory Corporation, the world leader in memory solutions, today announced the development of a high-speed and high-energy-efficiency algorithm and hardware architecture for deep learning processing with less degradations of recognition accuracy. The new processor for deep learning implemented on an FPGA [1] achieves 4 times energy efficiency compared to conventional ones. The advance was announced at IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference 2018 (A-SSCC 2018) in Taiwan on November 6. ...
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Washington's decision to cut off U.S. supplies to a Chinese chip-maker spotlights mounting tensions over China's drive to be a global player in computer chips and the ways in which Taiwan companies are helping it get there.

          Topes de gama para XC/Maratón: Merida Ninety-Six 9 Team y Merida Big Nine Team de 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
Topes de gama para XC/Maratón: Merida Ninety-Six 9 Team y Merida Big Nine Team de 2019

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          AS Terapkan 'Sanksi Terberat', Apakah Iran Bisa Tumbang?      Cache   Translate Page      

BINTANGNEWS.com –Keinginan Amerika Serikat untuk melemahkan kekuatan militer Iran dan pengaruh politik negara ini di Timur Tengah diperkirakan tidak akan langsung tercapai dengan penerapan sanksi terbaru dari Washington.
Hal ini disampaikan duta besar Indonesia di Teheran, Octavino Alimudin, saat ditanya soal dampak sanksi AS terhadap Iran.

"Dengan adanya uji coba rudal terbaru, sepertinya pemerintah Iran masih ingin menunjukkan bahwa tujuan (AS) itu belum bisa dicapai," kata Octavino kepada BBC News Indonesia, hari Senin (05/11).

Octavino menambahkan pembatasan penjualan minyak Iran ke pasar internasional bisa berdampak terhadap kekuatan militer Iran, namun untuk bisa berpengaruh terhadap aspek militer ini, masih perlu waktu.

Iran sangat bergantung dengan ekspor minyak dan AS berharap sanksi terhadap sektor minyak Iran akan membuat negara ini terpuruk.

Washington memperingatkan para pembeli minyak Iran untuk mengurangi transaksi menjadi nol, jika tidak mereka akan menerima hukuman dari AS.

Tapi AS juga mengeluarkan dispensasi kepada delapan negara yang memungkinkan mereka mengimpor minyak Iran hingga 180 hari ke depan.

Dispensasi ini, kata Menlu AS Mike Pompeo, diberikan kepada Cina, India, Korea Selatan, Turki, Italia, Yunani, Jepang dan Taiwan.

Dubes Octavino mengatakan sanksi terhadap Iran antara lain membuat Prancis membatalkan proyek pembangunan kilang minyak dan gas di Iran selatan.

Ia mengatakan impor obat dan makanan dari Uni Eropa makin berkurang.

Untuk mengatasi situasi ini, Iran menggenjot produksi obat dalam negeri dengan meningkatkan ketersediaan obat-obat generik.

Amerika Serikat menerapkan sanksi terhadap Iran, yang mereka gambarkan sebagai "sanksi paling berat", enam bulan setelah Presiden Donald Trump mundur dari kesepakatan nuklir dengan negara tersebut.

"Sanksi terhadap Iran sangat kuat. Ini adalah sanksi terberat yang pernah kami terapkan. Dan kita akan melihat apa yang terjadi dengan Iran," kata Presiden Donald Trump.

Para pengamat mengatakan sanksi terbaru AS ini akan memukul Iran, utamanya terkait ekspor minyak, perbankan, hingga pengiriman barang.

Keputusan AS ini menimbulkan reaksi warga Iran yang pada Minggu (04/11) menggelar unjuk rasa di beberapa kota.

Mereka meneriakkan yel-yel "Death to America" dan mengecam sanksi ekonomi AS tersebut.

Para pengunjuk rasa, yang dimotori kelompok garis keras, menolak upaya perundingan dengan Washington.

Sebagai reaksi lebih lanjut terhadap sanksi itu, militer Iran dilaporkan akan menggelar latihan pertahanan udara pada Senin (05/11) dan Selasa (06/11) untuk membuktikan kemampuan pertahanan mereka.

Unjuk rasa anti-AS berlangsung bertepatan dengan ulang tahun ke-39 pendudukan kedutaan Amerika Serikat di Teheran, yang menyebabkan permusuhan antara kedua negara selama empat dekade.

Mengapa AS memberikan sanksi kepada Iran?
Washington kembali memberlakukan sanksi kepada Iran setelah Presiden Trump pada Mei lalu menarik dari kesepakatan 2015 yang ditujukan untuk membatasi ambisi nuklir Iran.

Washington juga mengatakan ingin menghentikan apa yang disebutnya sebagai beragam kegiatan "jahat" Teheran, termasuk serangan dunia maya, uji coba rudal balistik, dan dukungan terhadap kelompok teroris dan milisi di Timur Tengah.

"Kami bekerja optimal untuk memastikan bahwa kami mendukung rakyat Iran dan bahwa kami mengarahkan kegiatan kami untuk memastikan bahwa perilaku buruk Republik Islam Iran dapat berubah," kata Menteri Luar Negeri AS, Mike Pompeo, kepada Fox News Sunday.

"Itulah tujuannya, itulah misinya, dan itulah yang akan kami raih atas nama presiden," paparnya.

Apa dampaknya?
AS telah secara bertahap memberlakukan sanksi terhadap Iran, tetapi para analis mengatakan putaran terakhir ini merupakan yang paling signifikan.

Lebih dari 700 individu, entitas, kapal dan pesawat akan dimasukkan dalam daftar sanksi, termasuk bank-bank besar, perusahaan eksportir minyak dan pelayaran.

Apakah Iran akan tumbang?
Tak diragukan lagi ekspor minyak akan terkena dampak.

Namun Iran dan mitra-mitra mereka pasti akan mencari celah agar tetap bisa menjalin hubungan dagang.

"Dampaknya bisa sangat berat bagi Iran," ujar Ellie Geranmayeh dari lembaga kajian Dewan Eropa untuk Hubungan Luar Negeri.

"Tapi Iran sebelumnya sudah pernah mengalami beberapa kali, dan mereka bisa melewatinya," kata Geranmayeh.

Sanksi akan memaksa Iran menemukan cara-cara baru untuk menjual minyak, berdasarkan pengalaman bertahun-tahun menjual komoditas ini di masa lalu, ketika menjalani sanksi Barat.

Salah satunya, mungkin Iran akan meningkatkan hubungan yang lebih erat dengan Cina dan Rusia.

Dia juga mengatakan ekspor minyak Iran telah turun hampir satu juta barel per hari, sekaligus diperkirakan berdampak pada sumber utama pendanaan negara itu.

Bagaimana reaksi negara-negara Uni Eropa?
Inggris, Jerman dan Perancis - yang merupakan salah satu dari lima negara yang masih berkomitmen pada kesepakatan nuklir dengan Iran - keberatan dengan sanksi AS tersebut.

Mereka telah berjanji mendukung perusahaan-perusahaan Eropa yang melakukan "bisnis sah" dengan Iran dan telah menyiapkan mekanisme pembayaran alternatif - atau Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) - yang akan membantu perdagangan perusahaan tanpa menghadapi hukuman AS.

Namun, para analis meragukan upaya ini secara material akan mengurangi dampak sanksi terhadap Iran.

Dan dalam beberapa hari terakhir, Menteri Keuangan AS Steven Mnuchin mengatakan AS akan melakukan upaya "agresif" untuk menargetkan setiap perusahaan atau organisasi yang berupaya "menghindari sanksi kami".

Siapa yang dikecualikan?
Pemerintahan Trump telah memberikan pengecualian kepada delapan negara untuk terus mengimpor minyak Iran, tanpa menyebut jati diri mereka.

Mereka dilaporkan termasuk sekutu AS seperti Italia, India, Jepang dan Korea Selatan, serta Turki, Cina dan India.

Pompeo mengatakan negara-negara tersebut telah melakukan "pengurangan signifikan dalam ekspor minyak mentah mereka" tetapi membutuhkan "sedikit lebih banyak waktu".

Dia mengatakan dua dari negara-negara itu pada akhirnya akan menghentikan impor dan enam lainnya akan mengurangi impornya dari Iran.

Apa reaksi yang terjadi di Iran?
Sanksi AS terhadap Iran bertepatan waktunya dengan pengepungan kedutaan AS pada 4 November 1979, yang terjadi tidak lama setelah jatuhnya rezim Shah yang didukung AS.

Dilansir BBC Indonesia, sekitar 52 orang warga AS disandera di kedutaan selama 444 hari dan sejak itulah kedua negara menjadi bermusuhan.

Kelompok garis keras menggelar protes untuk memperingati pengepungan tersebut setiap tahun, tetapi pada hari Minggu, para pemrotes juga melampiaskan kemarahan mereka terhadap sanksi AS.

Media pemerintah Iran melaporkan jutaan orang di berbagai kota turun ke jalan, dan bersumpah setia kepada Pemimpin Tertinggi Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, meskipun BBC tidak dapat memverifikasi secara independen angka ini.

Aksi unjuk rasa ini digelar tidak lama setelah pidato berapi-api Ayatollah Khamenei pada Sabtu, di mana dia memperingatkan AS agar tidak "membangun kembali dominasinya" yang pernah terjadi atas Iran sebelum 1979.

Namun, beberapa orang warga Iran melayangkan kekecewaannya - melalui media sosial Twitter - terhadap rezim yang berkuasa di Iran, dengan tagar #Sorry_US_Embassy_Siege yang bergulir hingga 19.000 cuitan di Twitter.

Salah-seorang pengguna menulis dalam bahasa Inggris, "Selama 40 tahun terakhir, rezim Islam Iran mencoba menghadirkan AS dan Israel sebagai musuh Iran. Tetapi orang-orang Iran tidak berpikir seperti mullah. Kami mencintai semua bangsa dan semua orang di dunia."***


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          IHEU: Negara Iran dan Arab Saudi Tempat Terburuk di Dunia Bagi Ateis      Cache   Translate Page      

BINTANGNEWS.com –Arab Saudi, Iran dan Afghanistan adalah tempat terburuk di dunia bagi seorang ateis atau humanis, demikian laporan yang dirangkum International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) pada hari Senin (29/10) di depan Majelis Umum PBB.
Tahun ini Arab Saudi dipandang tempat terburuk untuk seorang ateis terutama karena undang-undang negara itu yang menyamakan tidak beragama dengan terorisme.

Pada pemeringkatan tahun 2018 ini, Malaysia dan Brunei Darussalam menduduki urutan terburuk ke delapan dan sepuluh sedunia.

Sementara Indonesia masih dianggap buruk walaupun tak ada lagi laporan individual seperti yang terjadi di Sumatra Barat pada 2012, Alexander A'an, PNS yang dihukum karena mengaku dirinya ateis.

"Ini adalah yang pertama di dunia. Untuk pertama kalinya laporan kami memperlihatkan, secara meyakinkan dan tepat, diskriminasi yang dihadapi orang di dunia karena tidak percaya pada agama. Laporan ini memperlihatkan gambaran yang suram, terkait dengan diskriminasi signifikan yang dihadapi teman dan kolega yang tidak beragama di dunia," demikian dikatakan Presiden IHEU, Andrew Copson lewat situsnya.

Dia mengatakan, saat terjadi peningkatan nasionalisme, orang-orang yang cukup berani mengecam pemimpin keagamaan konservatif masih dipandang buruk, tidak patriotik dan subversif.

Meskipun pemeringkatan baru dilakukan pertama kali, keadaan kebebasan berpikir di Indonesia tidak berubah banyak dan dipandang tetap buruk dengan peringkat 183 dari 196 negara yang diteliti IHEU.

"Itu cukup tinggi, cukup buruk terkait dengan angka yang terakumulasi untuk sebuah negara. Dan ini terutama karena masalah kurangnya sekularisme. Terdapat banyak norma dan nilai agama yang ada di dalam ideologi negara. Ini tidak terlalu berubah (jika dibandingkan dengan sebelumnya) untuk negara-negara yang buruk (peringkatnya)," kata Bob Churchill, direktur komunikasi dan kampanye organisasi ini kepada Nuraki Aziz yang melaporkan untuk BBC Indonesia.

Terkait dengan kasus tuduhan ateisme, IHEU memandang tidak terjadi kasus sebesar dialami Alexander Aan, PNS di Sumatera Barat, yang dihukum 2,5 tahun penjara pada tahun 2012 karena terbukti menyebarkan kebencian lewat Facebook.

"Kami sama sekali tidak melihat jumlah kasus individual yang besar di Indonesia. Setahu kami, tidak terdapat lagi kasus individual."

"Tetapi yang perlu ditekankan adalah salah satu alasan tidak ditemukan lagi kasus adalah karena jika Anda diketahui sebagai ateis, Anda dibawa ke pengadilan dan dipenjara selama bertahun-tahun, sehingga ini membungkam orang," kata Churchill yang dilansir BBC Indonesia.

Sementara itu, tempat teratas bagi negara yang paling nyaman bagi ateis atau humanis adalah Taiwan, Belanda dan Belgia.

Para peneliti memandang Taiwan mengakui banyak agama tetapi tetap memberikan jaminan keamanan hak penduduk yang tidak mempercayai agama.

Laporan Kebebasan Berpikir ini membuat peringkat berbagai negara berdasarkan kriteria seperti pendidikan, konstitusi, masyarakat dan ekspresi.

IHEU mengeluarkan laporan tahunan ini untuk menggarisbawahi berbagai bentuk diskriminasi yang dialami penduduk jika mereka tidak beragama.***

.(bin)

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          用 Python 修正相片日期      Cache   Translate Page      

上星期參加了 WTIA 舉辦的「2018 北台灣物聯網投資合作商機考察參訪團」。帶了相機及手機拍攝活動相片。回到香港,才發現相機在 8 月到名古屋時調快了一小時,於是編寫以下 Python 程式,讀取相片中的 EXIF 資料,把所有 Canon 拍攝的相片日期都調慢一小時,變回正確時間。
##----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
## Fix Photo Creation Date
##----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
## Platform: macOS Mojave + Python 2.7
## Copyrights Pacess Studio, 2018. All rights reserved.
##----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

import os
import time
import exifread

##----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
## Global variables
_path = "./"

##----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
## Get files from directory
for root, dirs, files in os.walk(_path):

   for file in files:
   
      if file.startswith("."):
         continue

      if not file.endswith(".JPG"):
         continue

      print("\nProcessing "+file+"...", end="")

      ##----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      ## Get EXIF
      handle = open(_path+file, "rb")
      tags = exifread.process_file(handle)
   
      machine = str(tags["Image Make"])
      print(machine, end="")

      ## Process only if "Canon"
      if "Canon" not in machine:
         continue

      ##----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      ## Subtract one hour
      #datetime = os.path.getmtime(file)
      #timeString = time.strftime("%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S", time.gmtime(datetime))
      timeString = str(tags["Image DateTime"])
      datetime = time.mktime(time.strptime(timeString, "%Y:%m:%d %H:%M:%S"))

      newDatetime = datetime-(60*60)
      newTimeString = time.strftime("%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S", time.gmtime(newDatetime))
      
      os.utime(_path+file, (newDatetime, newDatetime))
      print(" ("+timeString+" => GMT:"+newTimeString+")", end="")

print("\nDone\n")

          Book Nook: Classic Folk Sing-Along Songs      Cache   Translate Page      
The Secret Mountain recently launched the "Classic Folk Sing-Along Songs" Musical Picture Book series, each with a link to streaming musical performances by Montréal based acoustic duo Sin and Swoon.

The picture books are great - retro color illustrations by Sophie Casson that are richly colored and fun to look at. They pair well with the text of classic folk songs Pop Goes the Weasel, She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain, and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. They're fun books for parents to share the classic songs with their kids.

Available from iTunes, Amazon and booksellers around North America in November


About the singers: Sin and Swoon is a folk-roots band made up of Ottawa Valley native Michael James O’Brien and Antigonish, Nova Scotia’s Michelle Tompkins. They have backed-up several popular Montréal acts, notably Patrick Watson, The Barr Brothers, Plants and Animals, and Thus Owls.

About the illustrator: Sophie Casson studied graphic design at the Université du Québec à Montréal. She was a finalist for the 2011 Governor General’s Award and has won many awards both in Canada and the United States. Her illustrations have appeared in a wide range of magazines including Business Week, The New York Times, Canadian Business and The Globe and Mail. She recently exhibited her work at the International Design House Exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan.

The Secret Mountain, a Montréal based, multilingual international publisher of high-quality award-winning books for children, has also published The Hummingbird Sings and Dances and We Were Made for Each Other this fall. All are available for review.

          Rupiah Lanjutkan Penguatan, IHSG Justru Melemah 14,53 Poin      Cache   Translate Page      

Liputan6.com, Jakarta - Laju Indeks Harga Saham Gabungan (IHSG) bergerak bervariasi tapi cenderung melemah pada sesi pertama perdagangan saham Rabu pekan ini. Padahal nilai tukar rupiah terhadap dolar Amerika Serikat (AS) cenderung menguat.

Pada penutupan sesi pertama, Rabu (7/11/2018), IHSG melemah 14,53 poin atau 0,25 persen ke posisi 5.909,39. Indeks saham LQ45 susut 0,43 persen ke posisi 940,89. Sebagian besar indeks saham acuan tertekan.

Sebanyak 173 saham menguat sehingga menahan pelemahan IHSG. 161 saham melemah dan 127 saham diam di tempat. Pada sesi I, IHSG sempat berada di level tertinggi 5.947,60 dan terendah 5.902,75.

Transaksi perdagangan saham cukup ramai. Total frekuensi perdagangan saham sekitar 201.217 kali dengan volume perdagangan 5 miliar saham. Nilai transaksi harian saham Rp 3,9 triliun. Investor asing beli saham Rp 168,02 miliar di pasar regular. Posisi dolar Amerika Serikat (AS) di kisaran Rp 14.751.

Sebagian besar sektor saham sama-sama menguat dan melemah. Sektor saham aneka industri naik 1,32 persen, dan bukukan penguatan terbesar. Disusul sektor saham konstruksi menanjak 0,88 persen dan sektor saham perdagangan mendaki 0,33 persen.

Sedangkan sektor saham barang konsumsi melemah 1,05 persen, dan bukukan penurunan terbesar. Disusul sektor saham keuangan merosot 0,58 persen dan sektor saham manufaktur tergelincir 0,36 persen.

Saham-saham yang menguat antara lain saham NUSA mendaki 24,69 persen ke posisi Rp 202 per saham, saham SOSS menanjak 24,40 persen ke posisi Rp 515 per saham, dan saham DIGI menanjak 22,87 persen.

Sementara itu, saham-saham yang tergelincir antara lain saham SATU merosot 24,81 persen ke posisi Rp 200 per saham, saham YPAS tergelincir 24,69 persen ke posisi Rp 482 per saham, dan saham TAMU terpangkas 13,13 persen ke posisi Rp 1.885 per saham.

Sebagian besar bursa saham Asia menguat. Indeks saham Hong Kong Hang Seng naik 1,21 persen, indeks saham Korea Selatan Kospi menguat 0,01 persen, indeks saham Jepang Nikkei menanjak 0,49 persen.

Selain itu, indeks saham Shanghai menguat 0,42 persen, indeks saham Singapura mendaki 0,74 persen, dan indeks saham Taiwan menguat 0,65 persen. Sedangkan indeks saham Thailand melemah 0,20 persen.

 

IHSG Menguat di Awal Sesi Perdagangan

Layar pergerakan Indeks Harga Saham Gabungan (IHSG) di BEI, Jakarta, Rabu (16/5). Sejak pagi IHSG terjebak di zona merah. (Liputan6.com/Angga Yuniar)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Sebelumnya, Indeks Harga Saham Gabungan (IHSG) kembali lanjutkan penguatan pada pembukaan perdagangan Rabu pekan ini. Analis memperkirakan gerak IHSG pada hari ini bakal tertekan.

Pada pra pembukaan perdagangan saham, Rabu 7 November 2018, IHSG naik 18,29 poin atau 0,31 persen ke posisi 5.942,22. Pada pembukaan pukul 09.00 WIB, IHSG melanjutkan penguatan dengan naik 18,08 poin atau 0,34 persen ke posisi 5.944,28.

Indeks saham LQ45 menguat 0,40 persen ke posisi 949,07. Seluruh indeks saham acuan menguat.

Sebanyak 128 saham menguat sehingga mengangkat IHSG ke zona hijau. Sebanyak 24 saham melemah dan 78 saham diam di tempat.

Pada sesi pertama, IHSG sempat berada di level tertinggi 5.947,60 dan terendah 5.940,39. Total frekuensi perdagangan saham sekitar 78.386 kali dengan volume perdagangan saham 528 juta saham. Nilai transaksi harian saham Rp 306 miliar.

Investor asing jual saham Rp 3 miliar di pasar regular. Posisi dolar Amerika Serikat (AS) berada di kisaran Rp 14.774.

Sebagian besar sektor saham menghijau kecuali sektor saham aneka industri yang melemah 0,39 persen dan sektor saham infrastruktur yang turun 0,16 persen.

Sedangkan sektor saham kontruksi menanjak 0,63 persen dan mencatatkan penguatan terbesar. Disusul sektor saham perkebunan naik 0,45 persen, dan sektor saham perdagangan menguat 0,37 persen.

Saham-saham yang menguat antara lain saham SOSS naik 24,40 persen ke posisi Rp 515 per saham, saham MTSM mendaki 22,2 persen ke posisi Rp 154 per saham, dan saham TOBA menanjak 6,44 persen ke posisi Rp 1.900 per saham.

Sedangkan saham-saham yang tertekan antara lain saham SATU merosot 14,29 persen ke posisi Rp 228 per saham, saham PGLI tergelincir 8,93 persen ke posisi Rp 204 per saham, dan saham TAMU terpangkas 6,91 persen ke posisi Rp 2.020 per saham.

 

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          [台湾版]Ryori.Taiwan 料理.台灣 2018年11-12月號      Cache   Translate Page      
[台湾版]Ryori.Taiwan 料理?台灣 2018年11-12月號 Chinese | 124 page […]
          Global markets waver on worries over US-China trade dispute      Cache   Translate Page      

SINGAPORE — Global stock markets were mixed on Monday as investors watched developments in the U.S-China trade war and the upcoming U.S. midterm elections.

KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.4 percent to 7,125 while the CAC 40 in France gained 0.2 percent to 5,112. Germany's DAX rose 0.2 percent to 11,540. Wall Street was positioned for a mixed open, with Dow futures down 0.3 percent and S&P 500 futures up 0.2 percent.

ASIA'S DAY: Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 1.6 percent at 21,898.99 and South Korea's Kospi dropped 0.9 percent to 2,076.92. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index slipped 2.1 percent to 25,934.39. The Shanghai Composite index shed 0.4 percent to 2,665.43. The S&P ASX/200 in Australia fell 0.5 percent to 5,818.10. Shares fell in Taiwan, Singapore and Thailand but rose in the Philippines.

U.S.-CHINA TRADE: Chinese President Xi Jinping Xi promised Monday to reduce costs for importers and raise consumer spending power at a high-profile trade fair in Shanghai. But Xi did not address an escalating dispute over Beijing's technology policy. Global markets had risen Friday after Chinese officials and President Donald Trump said a phone conversation between the two leaders had gone well. But fears resurfaced that the bullish talk might have been aimed at scoring political points just ahead of U.S. midterm elections.

ANALYST'S TAKE: "Investors are far too wary of an empty promise, but ultimately, they will need to decide how much of President Trump's olive branch to China was a ploy to boost equity markets ahead of the U.S. midterm elections on Tuesday and how much of it is a bona fide attempt to reach an agreement," Stephen Innes of OANDA said in a commentary.

BREXIT DEAL: The office of British Prime Minister Theresa May has dismissed reports the country is close to reaching a divorce agreement with the European Union. In particular, Downing Street said a Sunday Times report, which claimed the two sides had agreed on future customs arrangements at the Ireland-Northern Ireland border, was "speculation." Officials have said negotiators are on the brink of a deal, which could be reached this month.

ENERGY: Oil prices fell as the U.S. defended waivers given to eight unidentified nations, which will be able to continue importing Iranian oil after the re-imposition of sanctions. Benchmark U.S. crude dropped 15 cents to $62.99 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It lost 55 cents to $63.14 a barrel in New York on Friday. Brent crude, used to price international oils, was up 7 cents at $72.90 per barrel. The contract shed 6 cents to $72.83 a barrel in London.

CURRENCIES: The dollar rose to 113.27 yen from 113.19 yen. The euro slipped to $1.1369 from $1.1387.

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          Hill of No Return (1992) Tung Wang, Xianmei Chen, Pin-Yuan Huang, Chang-Bin Jen      Cache   Translate Page      
In the 1920’s, when Taiwan is Japan’s colony, the small town Chiu-Fen was famous of its gold mines. Escaping from the landlord’s control, Chu and Wei join the gold rush in Chiu-Fen, hoping that they can be rich and have their own land some day. The are two kinds of women in the small town ...
          Radio Taiwan International      Cache   Translate Page      
Nachrichten aus dem anderen China. Von Mandy Fox. | De facto ist Taiwan unter der Bezeichnung "Republik China" ein demokratisches Land. Durch die Ein-China-Politik wird es jedoch nur von den wenigsten Staaten anerkannt und ist international isoliert. Um die internationale Isolation zu überwinden, sendet "Radio Taiwan International" in 13 Sprachen und Dialekten aus der Hauptstadt Taipei in die Welt hinaus.
          Strategies for protecting Taiwanese businesses from cross-border risks: Using US trade secret litigation to protect your business innovations      Cache   Translate Page      
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          iKala "GCP.expert" Launches 3 Big Data & AI Solutions with Google Cloud Data Analytics Specialization      Cache   Translate Page      
...Analytics Specialization TAIPEI, Taiwan , Nov. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Derived from big data, AI has eternally changed the way we operate business. As a Google Cloud Premier Partner and Technology Partner, iKala "GCP.expert" pursues an AI-first strategy to enforce the ...


          Re: 臺灣歷史上的今天 / Der heutige Tag in der Geschichte Taiwans      Cache   Translate Page      
Author: Grufti
Forum: Taiwan-Forum - 台湾论坛
Date: 2018-11-06

06.11.1954 Erster Spatenstich für die Errichtung der 三莺大桥 Sanying-Brücke von 三峡镇Sanxia nach 莺歌镇 Yingge über den 大汉溪 Dahanxi 北县三莺大桥破土典礼。


06.11.1968 * 杨致远 Yang Zhiyuan (Jerry Yang) , US-Chinese, Mitgründer von Yahoo in 台北市 Taibei

Bilder und Videos zu 杨致远


06.11.1986 林义雄 Lin Yixiong gibt offiziell den Entwurf eines Grundgesetzes für die Republik Taiwan bekannt
林义雄正式公布台湾共和国基本法草案。

林义雄 baike.soso.com
Bilder und Videos zu 林义雄


06.11.1987 Über 30 Fahrer der Chiayi Busgesellschaft nehmen gleichzeitig Urlaub, um auf diese Weise zu streiken, um gegen Niedriglöhne und ungerechtfertigten Lohnabzüge während des Urlaubs protestieren 嘉义客运30余名司机以请假方式集体罢工,抗议公司待遇偏低与请假时无理克扣工资


06.11.1992 郑自财 Zheng Zicai, Mitglied der TW-Unabhängigkeitsbewegung in den USA, eine der Hauptperson des Attentats auf Jiang Jingguo am 二四刺蔣案24.04.1970 in New York, kehrt nach Taiwan zurück und wird zu einem Jahre Gefängnis wegen Verletzung der nationalen Sicherheit verurteilt 刺杀蒋经国案主角郑自财因违反国安法遭判刑1年,拘提到案。


06.11.1996 Bei der Errichtung des 宜兰县员山乡员山公园 Yuanshan-Parks in Yuanshan Kreis 宜兰 Yilan werden eine Menge Reliquien eines Tempels aus der japanischen Besatzungszeit gefunden. 宜兰县员山乡员山公园工程整建时,挖出大量日据时代神社遗物

Bilder und Videos zu 员山公园




Weitere Ereignisse dieses Tages in der Geschichte Taiwans nach 1945
          1970's Striped Sweater / Vintage V-Neck Jumper / Vintage Women's Acrylic Sweater / Medium by SouthwestVintage      Cache   Translate Page      

36.00 USD

Vintage circa 1970's green, blue and white acrylic long sleeve v-neck sweater. The sweater labeled a small running bigger fitting more like a medium, see the measurements for the best fit for you. The sweater should fit a women's small to medium, see measurements for the best fit.

LABELS:
Haymaker
100% Acrylic
Machine Wash
Made in Taiwan
Republic of China

CONDITION:
The sweater is in very good vintage condition with light wear.

MEASUREMENTS (lying flat,needs to be doubled, inches):
Sweater has stretch
Waist 15" - 20"
Bust 21" to 25"
Shoulders 16"
Sleeve length 26 3/4"
Length 23 1/2"

SEE THE REST OF MY SHOP:
www.etsy.com/shop/southwestvintage


          DDR2 overexpression in oral squamous cell carcinoma is associated to lymph node metastasis.      Cache   Translate Page      
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DDR2 overexpression in oral squamous cell carcinoma is associated to lymph node metastasis.

Cancer Biomark. 2018;22(4):747-753

Authors: Velmurugan BK, Chang WH, Chung CM, Yeh CM, Lee CH, Yeh KT, Lin SH

Abstract
BACKGROUND: Discoidin domain receptors (DDRs), a collagen receptor tyrosine kinase, play a major role in cancer progression. DDR2 has been suggested as a prognostic marker in several cancer types; however, the correlation between DDR2 expression and clinical outcome of oral cancer patients in Taiwan population has not been investigated.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the present study we sought to determine the clinical significance of Discoidin Domain Receptor Tyrosine Kinase 2 (DDR2) expression in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) patients. We examined DDR2 expression in OSCC specimens by immunohistochemistry and then we analyzed the association of DDR2 expression with clinicopathological factors in OSCC.
RESULTS: We divided 254 OSCC cases into two groups based on DDR2 expression levels and compared with several clinicopathological factors and their overall survival. The group with high DDR2 expression had significantly higher frequencies of lymph node metastasis (P= 0.0094) and AJCC stage (P= 0.0058) compared to the group with low DDR2 expression. Furthermore, the lymph node metastasis oral cancer patients with high DDR2 expression had low survival rate than low DDR2 group (P= 0.0458).
CONCLUSIONS: Our data indicate that DDR2 is a potent biomarker that can be used as an effective therapeutic target for treating OSCC patients with lymph node metastasis.

PMID: 29945346 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


          Help Wanted - Yi Fang Taiwan Fruit Tea - Toronto, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Kymco People S 300 2019: l'anti-SH cresce      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Pompeo exempts Iran's Chabahar Port from sanctions      Cache   Translate Page      

[USA], Nov 7 (ANI): United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has approved sanctions exemption for the development of Iran's Chabahar Port, which is related to Afghanistan's economic development and reconstruction assistance.

In a statement, a US State Department spokesperson told ANI, "After extensive consideration, the Secretary (Pompeo) has provided for an exception from the imposition of certain sanctions under the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 (IFCA) with respect to the development of Chabahar Port and the construction of an associated railway and for the shipment of non-sanctionable goods through the Port for Afghanistan's use, as well as Afghanistan's continued imports of Iranian petroleum products.?"

The spokesperson added that the exception is related to the reconstruction assistance and economic development for Afghanistan.

"These activities are vital for the ongoing support of Afghanistan's growth and humanitarian relief," the spokesperson said.

"The President's South Asia strategy underscores our ongoing support of Afghanistan's economic growth and development as well as our close partnership with India. We seek to build on our close relationships with both countries as we execute a policy of maximum pressure to change the Iranian regime's destabilising policies in the region and beyond," the spokesperson added.

India considers the Chabahar Port a key strategic asset, giving it access to land-locked Afghanistan while bypassing Pakistan. The sanctions, which came into effect on Monday, had threatened New Delhi's ability to acquire financing for the port's development.

The Chabahar Port complex is expected to pave the way for millions of dollars in trade and is being developed as part of a new transportation corridor for land-locked Afghanistan. Both India and Iran had signed an agreement worth USD 85 million to develop the strategic port in south-eastern Iran.

On November 5, the Donald Trump administration had imposed the "toughest-ever" sanctions on Iran's banking, energy and shipping industries, in a move aimed at altering the "behaviour" of the country's regime.

The US will also penalise countries for importing oil and foreign companies that do business with certain Iranian entities. However, it granted waivers for oil sanctions to eight countries -- China, India, Italy, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey. (ANI)


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Abbas, Sissi hold rare meet on backdrop of ceasefire, reconciliation efforts-Last publicly known time Palestinian, Egyptian leaders met was 10 months ago; Abbas praises Cairo’s ‘efforts’-By Adam Rasgon-TOI-NOV 4,18

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi met on Saturday in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm al-Sheikh, the official PA news agency Wafa reported.The last publicly known time the two leaders held a bilateral meeting was some ten months ago.“The two presidents discussed developments in the Middle East, especially those related to Palestine in light of the dangers the Palestinian issue is facing,” the Wafa report said.Abbas arrived in Egypt on Friday to meet Sissi and attend a conference in Sharm el-Sheikh.The PA president also praised Sissi “for the efforts the Arab Republic of Egypt has exerted” under his leadership, without elaborating.Azzam al-Ahmad, a Palestine Liberation Organization official who attended the meeting between the two leaders, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Egypt has recently made efforts to revive the reconciliation process between Hamas and Fatah, meeting with leaders from the two rival parties for separate talks in the past several weeks.In October 2017, Hamas and Fatah signed an Egyptian-brokered deal to advance reconciliation and bring the West Bank and Gaza under one government, but they failed to implement it.Hamas has controlled Gaza since ousting the Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority from the territory in 2007.Egypt, alongside United Nations special coordinator for the Middle East peace process Nikolay Mladenov, has also recently played a key role in attempts to mediate a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel.Arabic media reports have said that if achieved, a ceasefire would include at least a partial lifting of Israel’s restrictions on the movement of goods and people into and out of Gaza.Israel holds that its restrictions on movement serve security purposes including preventing the entry of weapons into the Strip.Ramallah-based Palestinian officials have said Fatah-Hamas reconciliation should precede any possible ceasefire. They have also contended that the Palestine Liberation Organization is the sole party with the legitimacy to negotiate a ceasefire with Israel.Egyptian intelligence officials joined Palestinians protesting in the border region between Israel and Gaza on Friday, Deputy Hamas Chief in Gaza Khalil al-Hayya told the London-based Al-Ghad TV.Friday’s rally was largely peaceful. Hayya said the protests were scaled down to give the ceasefire efforts a chance, according to the Associated Press.The protests, which have included many violent acts, have taken place weekly since March 30. Their organizers have said the protests aim to achieve the return of Palestinian refugees and their descendants to lands which are now part of Israel, and pressure the Jewish state to lift its restrictions on the movement of people and goods into and out of the coastal enclave.Hayya suggested efforts to achieve a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas had been making progress.“Their success is becoming visible in the horizon,” he told Al-Ghad TV, referring to the efforts to conclude a ceasefire.On Saturday, the Egyptian Intelligence officials left Gaza through the Erez crossing, according to the Hamas-linked Palestinian Information Center.

U.S. allows eight importers to keep buying Iran oil for now-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-By Arshad Mohammed, Lesley Wroughton and Patricia Zengerle-November 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it will temporarily allow eight importers to keep buying Iranian oil when it re-imposes sanctions on Monday to try to force Iran to curb its nuclear, missile and regional activities.U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who announced the decision, did not name the eight, which he referred to as "jurisdictions," a term that might include importers such as Taiwan which the United States does not regard as a country.Having abandoned the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, U.S. President Donald Trump is trying to cripple Iran’s oil-dependent economy and force Tehran to quash not only its nuclear ambitions and its ballistic missile program but its support for militant proxies in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and other parts of the Middle East.On Twitter, in a message designed to emphasize his "maximum pressure" policy toward Iran, Trump included a photograph of himself modeled on a entertainment industry poster with the headline: "Sanctions are coming November 5."China, India, South Korea, Turkey, Italy, the United Arab Emirates and Japan have been top importers of Iran’s oil, while Taiwan occasionally buys cargoes of Iranian crude but is not a major buyer.Turkey has been told it will temporarily be allowed to keep buying Iranian oil, its energy minister told reporters, as has Iraq, as long as it does not pay Iran in U.S. dollars, three Iraqi officials said.India and South Korea were also on the list, said a source familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity. Under U.S. law, exceptions can be granted for up to 180 days.Oil prices fell on Friday for a weekly loss of over 6 percent, as investors worried about crude oversupply after the U.S. waivers.Brent crude futures fell 6 cents to settle at $72.83 a barrel, while U.S. crude declined 55 cents to end the session at $63.14 per barrel, a 0.86 percent loss.U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin also said Washington had told the Brussels-based SWIFT financial messaging service it was expected to disconnect all Iranian financial institutions that the United States plans to blacklist as of Monday. He declined to name the targeted institutions.Trump set in motion the resumption of sanctions on May 8, when he announced U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 deal between Iran and world powers under which Tehran had agreed to curtail its nuclear program in return for relief from sanctions."This part of the campaign is aimed at depriving the regime of the revenues it uses to spread death and destruction around the world, Pompeo said.ZERO CRUDE-Pompeo said Washington will issue temporary waivers to the eight Iran oil importers "only because they have demonstrated significant reductions in their crude oil and cooperation on many other fronts."Two would stop imports and the other six would greatly reduce them, Pompeo said.He later said the ultimate goal was to stop all Iranian crude exports."We will ultimately move Iran to zero crude oil. That’ll take us some number of months to do that," Pompeo told Fox News according to the transcript of the interview released by the State Department. "We’ve been able to do that in a way that hasn’t had a huge impact on crude oil prices. That’s a good thing for American consumers."Iran said it was not troubled over the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions, which target not only its vital oil and gas sector but also shipping, ship-building and banking industries."America will not be able to carry out any measure against our great and brave nation ... We have the knowledge and the capability to manage the country's economic affairs," Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi told state TV.However, ordinary Iranians fear an even more painful squeeze, from businesses struggling to buy raw materials to the sick and elderly unable to afford life-saving medicines."I cannot even buy rice to feed my children or pay my rent," said elementary school teacher Pejman Sarafnejad, 43, a father of three in Tehran.The European Union, France, Germany and Britain, parties to the nuclear agreement who are trying to keep it alive, said they regretted Washington's decision to re-impose sanctions. The EU is creating a special mechanism that would circumvent U.S. financial sanctions on Iran.The United States is able to pressure other nations to stop buying Iranian oil under a 2012 law that allows the president to cut off foreign banks, including central banks, from the U.S. financial system unless they significantly reduce purchases.The United States believes global oil supplies will exceed demand next year, making it easier for countries to cut Iranian oil imports to zero, Brian Hook, the U.S. special representative for Iran, told reporters.(Reporting by Arshad Mohammed, Patricia Zengerle, Lesley Wroughton; Additional reporting by Timothy Gardner and Humeyra Pamak in Washington, Devika Krishna Kumar in New York; Henning Gloystein in Singapore, Aizhu Chen in Beijing, Dmitry Zhdannikov in London; Hyonhee Shin in Seoul, Osamu Tsukimori in Tokyo, Gulsen Solaker in Ankara and Parisa Hafezi in Dubai; Editing by Susan Thomas, Grant McCool and Tomasz Janowski)

Fearing 'angry mob', lawyer of freed Christian woman leaves Pakistan-[Reuters]-By Saad Sayeed and Asif Shahzad-YAHOONEWS-November 4, 2018

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The Pakistani lawyer who helped a Christian woman overturn her death sentence for blasphemy said on Saturday he had left the country in fear of his life after her acquittal earlier this week sparked street protests by Islamists.Leaders of the ultra-Islamist Tehreek-e-Labaik (TLP) group blocked main roads in Pakistan's biggest cites for three days, calling for the murder of the Supreme Court judges who acquitted Asia Bibi on Wednesday -- urging their cooks and servants to kill them.Saiful Mulook had kept a low profile during the years he represented Bibi, a mother-of-five who has been on death row since 2010, due to the highly sensitive nature of the case. Two politicians who had tried to help her have been assassinated.Mulook told Reuters in a WhatsApp message he had gone abroad "just to save (my) life from angry mob" and because of fears for the safety of his family."I consulted and everybody is of this opinion (that I should leave)," he said, adding that he would return to the country to continue his work on the case if he was given protection by security forces.The TLP called off the protests late on Friday after striking a deal with the government that would see authorities seek to put Bibi on an 'exit control list' barring her from leaving the country.Bibi's whereabouts are unknown, but Islamists have warned the authorities against taking her out of the country."There will be a war if they send Asia out of country," TLP leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi said after the deal was reached.Earlier in the week one of Rizvi's deputies called for Pakistan's Chief Justice Saqib Nisar and two other judges who ruled in the case to be murdered."Whoever, who has got any access to them, kill them before the evening," TLP co-founder Muhammad Afzal Qadri told supporters.The TLP was founded out of a movement supporting a bodyguard who assassinated Punjab provincial governor Salman Taseer after he spoke in Bibi's defence in 2011. Federal minister for minorities Shahbaz Bhatti was also killed after calling for her release.Bibi was convicted of blasphemy in 2010 for allegedly making derogatory remarks about Islam after neighbours objected to her drinking water from their glass because she was not Muslim. She always denied having committed blasphemy.The case has outraged Christians worldwide and been a source of division within Pakistan, where Islamist parties such as the TLP have framed Bibi's release as Pakistan's government caving into Western demands.Bibi's acquittal is being reviewed, though it is extremely rare for a review to overturn a Supreme Court ruling.(Writing by Drazen Jorgic; Editing by Helen Popper)

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

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

WORLD TERRORISM

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

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

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

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

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

UAE minister says Iran’s aggression to blame for renewed US sanctions-Anwar Gargash cites Tehran’s ‘aggressive policies’ as largely responsible for reintroduction of punitive measures that were lifted under 2015 nuclear deal-By TOI staff-TOI-NOV 4,18

The United Arab Emirates’ Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash said Saturday that Iran’s “aggressive policies” were “largely responsible” for the US decision to reimpose sanctions against the Islamic Republic, according to Reuters.The UAE along with Saudi Arabia have adopted a more confrontational approach to Shiite rival Iran in recent years, accusing it of supporting terror groups and fueling turmoil in regional countries.The two Sunni states head a military coalition in Yemen aimed at toppling the Iran-backed Houthi rebel group and returning the internationally recognized government to power.On Friday, the US announced that it will reintroduce sanctions against Tehran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. They are the second batch the administration has reimposed since it withdrew from the international accord in May.The rollback, which will go into effect on Monday, ends US participation in the nuclear deal, which now hangs in the balance as Iran no longer enjoys any relief from sanctions imposed by the world’s largest economy.Shortly after the announcement, US President Donald Trump tweeted a poster-like image of himself in a play on TV show Game of Thrones, with the phrase “Sanctions are Coming, November 5.”pic.twitter.com/nk2vKvHuaL— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 2, 2018-With limited exceptions, the sanctions will hit countries that do not stop importing Iranian oil and foreign firms that do business with blacklisted Iranian entities, including its central bank, a number of private financial institutions, and state-run port and shipping firms, as well as hundreds of individual Iranian officials.The waivers will be valid for six months, during which time the importing country can buy Iranian oil but must deposit Iran’s revenue in an escrow account. Iran can spend the money but only on a narrow range of humanitarian items. Pompeo said two of the eight countries would wind down imports to zero within weeks.

Florida imam: Palestine must be liberated, even at cost of millions of martyrs-Hasan Sabri says ‘Palestine in its entirety is Islamic land, and there is no difference between what was occupied in 1948 and 1967’-By TOI staff-NOV 4,18

During a recent sermon at the Islamic Center of South Florida, an imam called for the “liberation” of Palestine, even at the cost of tens of millions of Muslim lives.“If a land is occupied or plundered, it should be liberated from the occupiers and plunderers, even if this leads to the martyrdom of tens of millions of Muslims,” said Hasan Sabri in a sermon last month translated Friday by the Middle East Media Research Institute.“This is the ruling, and there is no room for discussion or concessions.”Sabri referred to “Palestine in its entirety” as “Islamic land” and asserted that there is no difference between the land captured by Israel in the 1948 Independence War and the 1967 Six Day War. “All of it is Islamic waqf land that was occupied by force. The responsibility for it lies with the entire Islamic nation, and the [Palestinians] should benefit from this land.”Florida Friday Sermon – Imam Hasan Sabri: Palestine In Its Entirety Should Be Liberated, Even If This Leads to the Martyrdom of Tens of Millions of Muslims pic.twitter.com/tbuJNiOSry— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) November 2, 2018-The Imam also criticized the yet-to-be-released peace plan of US President Donald Trump. “They call it ‘the Deal of the Century.’ Why do they call it a deal?’ Because whoever is involved in this treason is not a man of principles,” Sabri said.“These are peddlers, not men with a cause. All they want are positions and jobs. That is why for them, the cause is nothing but a deal, a matter of give and take. For them, it is nothing but a deal.”

Christians in Egypt bury their dead after jihadist attack-Local Islamic State affiliate claims its gunmen killed 7 Coptic pilgrims in ambush attack near Cairo-By Samy Magdy and Hamza Hendawi-TOI-NOV 4,18

MINYA, Egypt (AP) — Hundreds of Egyptian Coptic Christians gathered Saturday for a funeral service south of Cairo to bid farewell to six of seven people killed the previous day when militants ambushed three buses carrying pilgrims on their way to a remote desert monastery.The service at Prince Tadros church in the city of Minya was held amid tight security and presided over by Minya’s top cleric, Anba Makarios. He and members of the congregation prayed and chanted over a row of six white coffins.Relatives of the victims cried and held each other for support.All but one of those killed were members of the same family, according to a list of the victims’ names released by the church, which said a boy and a girl, ages 15 and 12 respectively, were among the dead. A total of 19 were wounded in the attack, according to the Coptic Orthodox Church.The local Islamic State group affiliate, which spearheads militants fighting security forces in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, claimed responsibility for the attack south of Cairo. It said the attack was revenge for the imprisonment by Egyptian authorities of “our chaste sisters” but did not elaborate.The IS affiliate claimed that 13 Christians were killed and another 18 wounded, but it was not immediately possible to independently verify the claim or reconcile the discrepancy in the number of dead and wounded given by the group and the church.The attack was likely to cast a dark shadow on one of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s showpieces — the World Youth Forum — which opens Saturday in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. The forum is drawing thousands of local and foreign youth to discuss a wide range of topics, with Egypt’s 63-year-old leader taking center stage.The Islamic State has repeatedly vowed to go after Egypt’s Christians as punishment for their support of el-Sissi. As defense minister, el-Sissi led the military’s 2013 ouster of an Islamist president, whose one-year rule proved divisive. The group has claimed responsibility for a string of deadly attacks on Christians dating back to December 2016.El-Sissi, who has made security among his top priorities since taking office in 2014, wrote on his Twitter account that Friday’s attack was designed to harm the “nation’s solid fabric” and pledged to continue fighting terrorism. He later offered his condolences when he spoke by telephone with Pope Tawadros II, spiritual leader of Egypt’s Orthodox Christians and a close el-Sissi ally.In a somber message of his own, Tawadros said in a video clip released by the church that the latest attack would only make the Christians stronger.“I think that this is a terrorist act which is targeting Egypt through playing the card of the Copts,” said Begemy Nassem Nasr, priest of the church of St. Mary in Minya. “We know that … President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi is hosting the youth forum and they meant to embarrass him.”Embarrassingly, Friday’s attack is the second to target pilgrims heading to the St. Samuel the Confessor monastery in as many years, indicating that security measures put in place since then are either inadequate or have become lax. The previous attack in May 2017 left nearly 30 people dead.It was the latest in a string of IS assaults against Christians. Previous ones targeted churches packed with worshippers in Cairo, the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and Tanta in the Nile Delta north of the capital, leaving at least 100 people dead.The attacks led to tighter security around Christian places of worship and Church-linked facilities, where metal detectors and armed police are routinely deployed. They have also underlined the vulnerability of minority Christians in a country where many Muslims have since the 1970s grown religiously conservative and less tolerant of non-Muslims.The Interior Ministry, which oversees the police, said Friday’s attackers used secondary dirt roads to reach the buses carrying the pilgrims, who were near the monastery at the time of the attack. Only pilgrims have been allowed on the main road leading to the monastery since last year’s attack.Some Christians in Minya said police negligence was partly to blame for the latest attack, arguing that they stopped providing armed escorts for pilgrims’ buses headed to the old monastery.“They should have escorted them. They know it is dangerous to leave them alone on that road,” said Youssef Attya, a 38-year-old health worker from Minya.The Interior Ministry said police were pursuing the attackers, who fled the scene.Egypt’s Christians, who account for some 10 percent of the country’s 100 million people, complain of discrimination in the Muslim majority country. Christian activists say the church’s alliance with el-Sissi has offered the ancient community a measure of protection but failed to end frequent acts of discrimination that boil over into violence against Christians, especially in rural Egypt.In Minya, the scene of Friday’s attack, Christians constitute the highest percentage of the population — about 35 percent — of any Egyptian province. It’s also in Minya where most acts of violence, like attacks on churches and Christian homes and businesses, take place.Christians there accuse the local police of being soft on Muslims who attack them and complain that, in their pursuit of keeping the peace between the two communities, they insist on resolving sectarian disputes through tribal-like reconciliation meetings rather than rule of law.

Clocks 'fall back' on Sunday, offering 1 more hour of sleep-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-November 3, 2018

Twice a year, most Canadians change the time of their clocks by an hour.We "fall back," as we'll do this Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 a.m. And a few months later, on March 10, 2019, we'll "spring forward."We know that the time shift helps us make the most of light in the morning and evening, and that it can temporarily upset our sleep schedules.But why do we do it? The idea was first proposed by Benjamin Franklin in the 1770s, but wasn't implemented until around 1915. Germany was the first country to use it, then Britain. It was adopted more widely during the First World War, which is when Canada started using daylight time.Reducing energy consumption and making the best use of daylight hours were the main reasons daylight time was used.There have been changes to the dates when clocks would change over the years, most recently in 2007, when legislation in the United States moved the start of daylight time three weeks earlier in the spring and the return to standard time a week later in the fall.The change was aimed at trying to help save energy. Canada followed the move in the U.S. so the time zones would remain aligned. That means clocks now:Fall back the first Sunday in November.Spring forward the second Sunday in March.Only in some parts of Canada-Most of Saskatchewan has not observed daylight time since 1966, staying on central standard time all year round. Some border towns follow the time schemes of their neighbours in Manitoba or Alberta.Areas of Quebec east of 63 degrees west longitude do not change to daylight time and remain on Atlantic time year round. Pockets of Ontario and British Columbia do not use daylight time.Daylight time is observed in most of the United States. Just two states — Arizona and Hawaii — and three territories — American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands — do not participate.There have been debates about whether daylight time remains useful. A March 2013 telephone survey of 1,000 adults by Rasmussen Reports in the U.S., for example, suggested 45 per cent of people thought it had no value, and 19 per cent were unsure.A similar survey of Europeans in the summer of 2018 found 84 per cent want to stop changing their clocks twice a year. That prompted the European Commission to announce in August that it would recommend that European Union member states abolish daylight savings.The time change can also affect sleep cycles. "Falling back," is generally thought to be less physically stressful, because people can get an extra hour of sleep, but studies show that's not always the case.Time changes are not always beneficial to traffic and pedestrians. A study by U.S. researchers found there were more pedestrian deaths during the evening rush hour in November than October as drivers and pedestrians adjusted to the earlier darkness.Upcoming time changes (ET)-2019: Spring forward Sunday, March 10 at 2 a.m. Fall back Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 a.m.2020: Spring forward Sunday, March 8 at 2 a.m. Fall back Sunday Nov. 1 at 2 a.m.2021: Spring forward Sunday, March 14 at 2 a.m. Fall back Sunday, Nov. 7 at 2 a.m.

Federal ministers defend cannabis rollout after Enquête uncovers ties to organized crime-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-November 4, 2018

Federal ministers defended the rollout of legal cannabis Friday after a Radio-Canada investigation revealed that the financial backers of some producers have links to organized crime.The French-language investigative program Enquête found that two individuals connected to illegal drug trafficking, including one with links to the Rizzuto crime family, were able to invest in a major legal cannabis producer.Another individual with ties to the illegal market was able to sell his cannabis business to one of Canada's biggest legal players in exchange for shares in the company."It's not something that happens overnight, but there are laws in place to ensure that we do everything we can to capture individuals that are involved in organized crime," said Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould.RCMP Supt. Yves Goupil told Enquête that while the police force conducts background checks on those applying to be licensed producers, uncovering everyone who is investing in the venture is a much more costly process.He said the RCMP cannot afford to employ deep surveillance techniques on every producer.Opposition parties said it's a troubling sign that, two weeks into the era of legal cannabis, the black market appears to have infiltrated Canada's legal supply chain."On its face, problems begin to emerge," said Conservative Member of Parliament Gérard Deltell.NDP MP Alexandre Boulerice said it's essential that the government uncover who is financing Canada's legal cannabis producers."They take the patch off their back and put on their jacket and tie and become a legitimate businessmen and continue to profit off drugs," he said.Making the verification process more difficult is the use of trusts, the Enquête report found, which hide the names of beneficiaries from the public."We have robust physical and personnel security screening processes in place for the existing industry designed to guard against infiltration by organized crime," said Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair.He pointed to the fact that all officers and board members of a licensed producer are subject to background checks.Blair said the government has also proposed expanding those checks to board members of any company that controls the corporation doing the actual cannabis production.Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor defended the government's cannabis law, calling the current verification system "exhaustive."She reiterated that Health Canada had found no connections to organized crime in the companies approved to produce cannabis."It's a new regime. We will ensure that the right resources are in place," she said.At a news conference in Churchill, Man., Thursday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged there is still work to do be done the cannabis file, but that he is happy with the rollout so far.With files from Radio-Canada.

          十月的花:2018年10月iGarden頂樓花園實錄      Cache   Translate Page      

本月的頂樓花園有各式各樣的植物登場:令人懷念的紫茉莉、渡夏成功的仙客來、越來越精彩的日日春 紋身、新來的天使花與金蓮花、正是花開時刻的油點草、冒出幼苗的海棠、悄悄開花的毬蘭、難得一見的雞蛋花果莢...在越來越冷的十月,頂樓花園依舊熱鬧十足。

紫茉莉
[2018年10月1日] 紫茉莉(煮飯花)的花朵也是在黃昏開放,每次聞到紫茉莉獨特的香氣,總會聯想起幼時聞到紫茉莉飄香時,往往伴隨著炊煙及飯菜的香味,提醒貪玩的孩子該回家吃晚餐了!

夏季時將仙客來擺放在有遮蔭處,較有機會順利渡夏。若發現仙客來的新芽已抽出,
就可以準備更換新的介質了。照片後方兩盆較大盆的仙客來,已經順利在頂樓渡過兩個夏天。
[2018年10月2日] 早晚涼爽的舒適氣溫,喚醒了夏眠的仙客來,拔除盆面雜草並更換新的介質,期待花季的到來。

2018 年 2 月 27 日拍攝的記錄照,這是第一年渡夏後的開花情形,期待渡夏後的第二年也能開得那麼精彩。

日日春
[2018年10月3日] 再次把焦點轉回日日春 紋身系列,跟上週相比,現階段的視覺效果又更強烈了!

朝顏
[2018年10月4日] 接近中午時(10:55)上樓看花,發現朝顏的花朵都還很新鮮,陰雨日少了光源與熱源(陽光)的干擾,朝顏的花朵就可以開放久一點。

天使花
[2018年10月5日] 涼季草花還沒上市,在這青黃不接的空窗期,天使花是最理想的選擇! 等到冬季,再換上花色豐富的金魚草,這樣門前的迎賓花區就可以一路繽紛至春末。


金蓮花
[2018年10月8日] 上週五在花市也買了兩盆金蓮花種在大門口,原本只開三朵花,過了一個週末,花朵就爆增至二十餘朵,是很稱職的迎賓花。

水黃皮
[2018年10月9日] 這兩日隱約聞到空氣中有一股清香,原來是辦公室前方的水黃皮開花了!風吹來的同時,也送來了陣陣甜美花香。

頂樓的西洋耬斗菜 魔法-混合,從四月份至八月份陸續開花。(2018/06/26 拍攝)
[2018年10月11日] 去年秋播的西洋耬斗菜 魔法-混合,今年春夏季開花,也順利通過了夏季高溫的考驗。準備換盆整理後,再把植株養壯,就可以期待春天賞花了。

今年引進的新品種西洋耬斗菜 紙藝-混合,播種至開花的時間只要西洋耬斗菜 魔法-混合的一半,更是不可錯過的品種喔!

渡夏過後的西洋耬斗菜 魔法-混合,中央較綠的葉片是新長出來的,準備換盆後再把植株養壯,明年春天花朵會開更多。(2018/10/11 拍攝)

日日春 紋身-柑橘橙紅
[2018年10月12日] 換上秋日妝容的日日春 紋身-柑橘橙紅,花瓣基部的紫黑暈越來越明顯,與白色的花心形成強烈對比。

海棠幼苗
[2018年10月15日] 10 月 5 日播下的多款球根海棠、四季秋海棠玻利維亞海棠種子,紛紛冒出綠色小苗。有發現嗎?這次園丁也是用月餅包裝盒來育苗,因為秋海棠類苗期成長速度較慢,用這種小容器最適合了!

蔓蓮
[2018年10月16日] 在頂樓西曬位置渡過一個夏季的蔓蓮,張牙舞爪的株型顯得雜亂,是該剪下來重新扦插整型了。

玉鳳蘭
[2018年10月17日] 翻找資料時,發現去年的今日,也分享過這盆玉鳳蘭的生長情形,拍照的角度也完全相同,到 2017年10月iGarden頂樓花園實錄,比較一下差異!

斑葉品種的金蓮花,賞花賞葉皆適宜。
[2018年10月18日] 這盆金蓮花,上週是左側的黃花開的比較多,這週的主角換成右側的橘色花了。

金蓮花越開越多的花朵,跟斑斕的葉片互別苗頭。

向日葵切花 (向日葵 香吉士-橙)
[2018年10月19日] 前幾日至桃園地區拜訪客戶,帶回他們今年度生產的最後幾隻向日葵切花(向日葵 香吉士-橙),原本栽種向日葵的田地,接下來要換植香水百合了。

油點草
[2018年10月22日] 油點草也是時間到了,就會準時開花的秋季代表花之一。上週發現蓄勢待發的花苞,這幾日高溫晴朗的天氣,加速花朵的盛開。

羚羊石斛
[2018年10月23日] 沒有陽光的照耀的羚羊石斛,花朵的香氣較不明顯,卻多了幾分詩(濕)意!
來看看 2015年5月iGarden 頂樓花園實錄中的另一款羚羊石斛(2015/5/12),這款的花瓣沒有翻捲得那麼厲害。

陸蓮花 花谷
[2018年10月24日] 知道這株葉片像芹菜的花卉是誰嗎?再往肉質的塊根看過去,答案就很明顯了!這是 10 月 9 日由塊莖開始種起的「陸蓮花 花谷」,最先露頭的新芽已展開葉子,陸續還有 6-7 個新芽探頭中。

雞蛋花
[2018年10月25日] 前陣子發現頂樓的雞蛋花結了一個果莢,從此之後,每日上樓都先觀察果莢是否有持續長大。

朝顏
[2018年10月26日] 朝顏 青龍自交後播出的種子,大多都開出跟朝顏 青龍不同的花色,今天開出的這朵花,花色就跟青龍比較像了。

將 10 月 4 號記錄的朝顏 青龍自交花及 2017年8月iGarden頂樓花園實錄中的朝顏 青龍本尊互相比較,可以發現其中的不同。

毬蘭
[2018年10月29日] 頂樓開了三串香香的毬蘭,勤勞的螞蟻已經早我們一步,在花朵爬進爬出,忙著收集花蜜。這株毬蘭今年一月份(2018/01/05)也有開花喔

去年秋播的薰衣草 卡斯蒂 2.0-白,今年五月份開花。(拍攝於 2018/05/18)
[2018年10月30日] 去年秋播今年春天開花的薰衣草,有好多株都順利渡夏。這株薰衣草 卡斯蒂 2.0-白,沒開花時植株外觀跟迷迭香相似,每次經過都會刻意摸一下植株,再聞聞手上的氣味,嗯,是薰衣草的味道沒錯!

這是渡夏之後的薰衣草 卡斯蒂 2.0-白,植株很像山寨版的迷迭香,期待明年春天也能再度開花。

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耐暑性強的玻利維亞海棠,秋冬季播種,春夏季開花。

去年 12 月初首次試播玻利維亞海棠 舊金山,因為播種的時間偏晚,開花時已近初夏,玻利維亞海棠又栽種在頂樓的西曬處,擔心她可能會受不了夏季的強光及酷熱。結果發現玻利維亞海棠不只不怕曬,還越曬越開花,在其它種類的秋海棠紛紛耐不住高溫,陸續退場後,只剩下超強的玻利維亞海棠獨撐大局。

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有了先前的經驗,今年提早至 10 月初,播下玻利維亞棠 時尚-粉的種子,期待花期能夠提早到 3 月,再持續 開放至夏季,這樣賞花期就能延長了!

先來看看玻利維亞海棠 舊金山的栽培紀錄

2017 年 12 月 3 日播種的玻利維亞海棠 舊金山,初期的成長可以用龜速來形容,三個月之後將小苗分植於三吋盆,成長速度加快不少。

5 月初開了第一朵花,此時可以看到植株優越的分枝性,
枝條頂端忙著開花,枝條基部及葉腋忙著長分枝。

5 月底側枝又增加不少,花朵數也增加了(2018/05/28拍攝)

這個五吋盆內只有栽種一株玻利維亞海棠 舊金山,很難相信一粒細如塵土的種子,
能夠長成如此繁盛、美麗的盆栽,讚嘆的同時,心裡也有滿滿的成就感!

6 月底,頂樓其它種類的秋海棠,都已不敵暑熱陣亡,栽植於西曬處的
玻利維亞海棠 舊金山,花則是越開越多,展現驚人的生命力。
(2018/06/25 拍攝) 

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Around the outside of the Chiang Kai-shek memorial is a park. There are areas where smooth, round pebbles are set into the ground. Little old ladies walk walk up & down these rectangular foot torture areas without wincing. Dare you to kick off your shoes & do same. :) Enjoy Taipei Padraig!
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Liputan6.com, Jakarta - Laju Indeks Harga Saham Gabungan (IHSG) bergerak bervariasi tapi cenderung melemah pada sesi pertama perdagangan saham Rabu pekan ini. Padahal nilai tukar rupiah terhadap dolar Amerika Serikat (AS) cenderung menguat.

Pada penutupan sesi pertama, Rabu (7/11/2018), IHSG melemah 14,53 poin atau 0,25 persen ke posisi 5.909,39. Indeks saham LQ45 susut 0,43 persen ke posisi 940,89. Sebagian besar indeks saham acuan tertekan.

Sebanyak 173 saham menguat sehingga menahan pelemahan IHSG. 161 saham melemah dan 127 saham diam di tempat. Pada sesi I, IHSG sempat berada di level tertinggi 5.947,60 dan terendah 5.902,75.

Transaksi perdagangan saham cukup ramai. Total frekuensi perdagangan saham sekitar 201.217 kali dengan volume perdagangan 5 miliar saham. Nilai transaksi harian saham Rp 3,9 triliun. Investor asing beli saham Rp 168,02 miliar di pasar regular. Posisi dolar Amerika Serikat (AS) di kisaran Rp 14.751.

Sebagian besar sektor saham sama-sama menguat dan melemah. Sektor saham aneka industri naik 1,32 persen, dan bukukan penguatan terbesar. Disusul sektor saham konstruksi menanjak 0,88 persen dan sektor saham perdagangan mendaki 0,33 persen.

Sedangkan sektor saham barang konsumsi melemah 1,05 persen, dan bukukan penurunan terbesar. Disusul sektor saham keuangan merosot 0,58 persen dan sektor saham manufaktur tergelincir 0,36 persen.

Saham-saham yang menguat antara lain saham NUSA mendaki 24,69 persen ke posisi Rp 202 per saham, saham SOSS menanjak 24,40 persen ke posisi Rp 515 per saham, dan saham DIGI menanjak 22,87 persen.

Sementara itu, saham-saham yang tergelincir antara lain saham SATU merosot 24,81 persen ke posisi Rp 200 per saham, saham YPAS tergelincir 24,69 persen ke posisi Rp 482 per saham, dan saham TAMU terpangkas 13,13 persen ke posisi Rp 1.885 per saham.

Sebagian besar bursa saham Asia menguat. Indeks saham Hong Kong Hang Seng naik 1,21 persen, indeks saham Korea Selatan Kospi menguat 0,01 persen, indeks saham Jepang Nikkei menanjak 0,49 persen.

Selain itu, indeks saham Shanghai menguat 0,42 persen, indeks saham Singapura mendaki 0,74 persen, dan indeks saham Taiwan menguat 0,65 persen. Sedangkan indeks saham Thailand melemah 0,20 persen.

 

IHSG Menguat di Awal Sesi Perdagangan

Layar pergerakan Indeks Harga Saham Gabungan (IHSG) di BEI, Jakarta, Rabu (16/5). Sejak pagi IHSG terjebak di zona merah. (Liputan6.com/Angga Yuniar)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Sebelumnya, Indeks Harga Saham Gabungan (IHSG) kembali lanjutkan penguatan pada pembukaan perdagangan Rabu pekan ini. Analis memperkirakan gerak IHSG pada hari ini bakal tertekan.

Pada pra pembukaan perdagangan saham, Rabu 7 November 2018, IHSG naik 18,29 poin atau 0,31 persen ke posisi 5.942,22. Pada pembukaan pukul 09.00 WIB, IHSG melanjutkan penguatan dengan naik 18,08 poin atau 0,34 persen ke posisi 5.944,28.

Indeks saham LQ45 menguat 0,40 persen ke posisi 949,07. Seluruh indeks saham acuan menguat.

Sebanyak 128 saham menguat sehingga mengangkat IHSG ke zona hijau. Sebanyak 24 saham melemah dan 78 saham diam di tempat.

Pada sesi pertama, IHSG sempat berada di level tertinggi 5.947,60 dan terendah 5.940,39. Total frekuensi perdagangan saham sekitar 78.386 kali dengan volume perdagangan saham 528 juta saham. Nilai transaksi harian saham Rp 306 miliar.

Investor asing jual saham Rp 3 miliar di pasar regular. Posisi dolar Amerika Serikat (AS) berada di kisaran Rp 14.774.

Sebagian besar sektor saham menghijau kecuali sektor saham aneka industri yang melemah 0,39 persen dan sektor saham infrastruktur yang turun 0,16 persen.

Sedangkan sektor saham kontruksi menanjak 0,63 persen dan mencatatkan penguatan terbesar. Disusul sektor saham perkebunan naik 0,45 persen, dan sektor saham perdagangan menguat 0,37 persen.

Saham-saham yang menguat antara lain saham SOSS naik 24,40 persen ke posisi Rp 515 per saham, saham MTSM mendaki 22,2 persen ke posisi Rp 154 per saham, dan saham TOBA menanjak 6,44 persen ke posisi Rp 1.900 per saham.

Sedangkan saham-saham yang tertekan antara lain saham SATU merosot 14,29 persen ke posisi Rp 228 per saham, saham PGLI tergelincir 8,93 persen ke posisi Rp 204 per saham, dan saham TAMU terpangkas 6,91 persen ke posisi Rp 2.020 per saham.

 

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Things are again rapidly heating up in the East China Sea amidst already heightened tensions in a region where Washington is increasingly asserting the right of navigation in international waters against broad Chinese claims and seeking to defend the territorial possessions of its allies. 

According to a bombshell new Reuters report the tiny and rocky Senkaku Islands which lie between northern Taiwan and the Japanese home islands are "rapidly turning into a flashpoint for war". Alarmingly, Japanese government sources have been quoted as saying Tokyo and the United States are drawing up an operations plan for an allied military response to Chinese threats to the disputed Senkaku Islands

The Senkaku Islands, historically claimed by both Japan and China.

From nearly the start of his entering the White House, President Trump has said he's committed to upholding Article 5 of the US-Japan security treaty signed the post-war years of the mid-20th century: “We are committed to the security of Japan and all areas under its administrative control and to further strengthening our very crucial alliance,” Trump had promised from the first official reception of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe back in February 2017, and since consistently maintained. 

Japanese government sources have told regional media that the joint plan of response with the United States involves "how to respond in the event of an emergency on or around the uninhabited islands in the East China Sea" — which is set to be completed by next march, according to the statements. 

Beijing claims the islands as part of its historical inheritance — as it does neighbouring Taiwan, despite failing to seize the protectorate during the Chinese Civil War.

Taiwan, however, was a Japanese protectorate before World War II.

It’s a messy historical scenario, thought resolved through United Nations conventions and treaties established after the conflict. — Reuters/news.com.au

The Japan Times reports that “The plan being drawn up assumes such emergencies as armed Chinese fishermen landing on the islands, and Japan’s Self-Defense Forces needing to be mobilized after the situation exceeds the capacity of the police to respond.”

The situation is now taking on a greater urgency as both the US and Japan participate in the two nations' largest ever join war games, which involves the nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier. The exercise, called Keen Sword began on Monday and is set to run through Thursday, and involved a combined force of 57,000 sailors, airmen and marines with Japan contributing 47,000 of those military personnel. Canadian warships are also involved in the exercises. 

Japan is seeking greater direct commitment and resolve on the part of the United States to defend its territorial claims against Chinese encroachment, which Japan says is already beginning to happen through informal provocative raids of fishing boats organized by Beijing. 

Reuters reports that "ongoing aggressive incursions by Chinese fishing boats — organised as a state militia — and a freshly militarized coast guard has seen tensions in the East China Sea flare." And the report further confirms: “The plan being drawn up assumes such emergencies as armed Chinese fishermen landing on the islands, and Japan’s Self-Defense Forces needing to be mobilized after the situation exceeds the capacity of the police to respond.”

Though the United States has in the past expressed deep reluctance on outright defending claims to the Japan-administered islands (indicating it will take no official position on the issue), which China calls the Diaoyu, Japan's Self-Defense Forces says the focus of talks with the US has involved how to incorporate the US military’s strike capabilities in any potential Chinese invasion of the Senkaku Islands scenario

One Japanese military analyst was quoted as saying: “Given that military organizations always need to assume the worst possible situation, it is natural for the two countries to work on this kind of plan against China.”

The two already have a framework for such talks based on recently created 2015 defense guidelines known ans the Bilateral Planning Mechanism, or BPM. It stipulates the US and Japan's Self-Defense Forces will “conduct bilateral operations to counter ground attacks against Japan by ground, air, maritime, or amphibious forces”. Currently there's a similar contingency plan in place for a potential emergency threat on the Korean peninsula.

Between now and the spring - when the plan is set to be finalized and agreed upon - China will likely ramp up its incursions on the islands, or just seize them altogether before US commitments can be firmed up, in which case the great unknown will be whether the United States actually steps up to come to Japan's aid while risking war with China — something that up until now has been carefully avoided.


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En la reciente cumbre empresarial China-Latinoamérica de Zhuhai, el vicepresidente del Comité Nacional de la Conferencia Consultiva Política del Pueblo Chino, Liu Xincheng, destacó que el total de las inversiones de empresas chinas en la región ascendió a 387.000 millones de dólares a finales del año pasado.
 
La bandera china flamea como la primera en inversiones en países como Venezuela, Ecuador y Bolivia.
 
La deuda venezolana con China asciende a cerca de 70.000 millones de dólares, producto del aporte de tecnología industrial, equipos de computación, vehículos y hasta construcción de viviendas, que se saldan con la producción petrolera del país.
 
El presidente venezolano, Nicolás Maduro, logró tras su más reciente de muchas visitas a Pekín que se le concediera financiación por 5.000 millones de dólares.
 
Desde 2009 hasta finales de 2016, Ecuador recibió unos 13.706 millones de dólares en inversiones chinas, y como contraprestación las empresas de ese país partían con privilegio en las concesiones.
 
Actualmente, los chinos son los segundos inversores después de Holanda, con 521 millones de dólares.
 
China ocupa el primer puesto en cuanto a préstamos a Bolivia por casi 786 millones de dólares, no obstante, ese país aparece en el octavo lugar de inversiones, que rondan los 8.000 millones de dólares.
 
Brasil suscribió en 1993 una asociación estratégica con China, lo que llevó a que en 2009 se convirtiera en el primer socio comercial brasileño. Hasta 2017 China ha anunciado inversiones en el país suramericano por 123.900 millones de dólares. El recién electo presidente Jair Bolsonaro expresó que quiere aumentar el comercio con la nación asiática.
 
En el caso de México, China es el segundo socio comercial, con un intercambio bilateral de casi 75.000 millones de dólares en 2016, pero en términos de inversión directa en 2017 fue el decimosegundo con 228,1 millones de dólares.
 
La potencia asiática es el tercer destino de las exportaciones de Argentina (6 %), mientras que China es el segundo origen de las importaciones de ese país (18 %). En materia de inversión, los chinos están en el puesto 18 con 674 millones de dólares.
 
Un intercambio de 34.305 millones de dólares en 2017 convierte a China en el primer socio de Chile, aunque en materia de inversión en el país los chinos apenas están llegando a los 2.280 millones de dólares.
 
El país de Xi Jinping ocupa el puesto 28 de inversión en Colombia con solo 32,1 millones de dólares en 2017, lo que significa una caída del 42,4 % con respecto a 2016.
 
En Perú es su principal socio comercial con exportaciones que en 2017 alcanzaron los 11.589 millones de dólares y unas importaciones que superaron los 8.000 millones de dólares.
 
La nación asiática es el primer socio comercial de Uruguay, en 2017 ocupó el primer lugar de destinos de exportación con ventas que -incluyendo zonas francas- alcanzaron los 2.549 millones de dólares. Las exportaciones de Uruguay a China aumentaron 12 % entre 2012 y 2017.
 
Los lazos de China en Latinoamérica se extendieron recientemente a tres países, Panamá, El Salvador y República Dominicana, lo que generó el rechazo de EE.UU. que llegó incluso a llamar a consultas a los embajadores de esas naciones.
 
Panamá, que estableció relaciones con China en junio de 2017, se está beneficiando del hecho de que la potencia es el primer proveedor de la Zona Libre de Colón, y segundo usuario del Canal interoceánico, por detrás de EE.UU.
 
Los panameños importaron en 2017 bienes y servicios por valor de 1.344 millones de dólares y exportaron bienes por 42,6 millones.
 
El Salvador, que estableció relaciones el 20 de agosto en detrimento de los taiwaneses, tiene un activo intercambio, ya que las exportaciones del país centroamericano se incrementaron en más del 197 % entre enero y julio de 2018, aún sin tener vínculos oficiales.
 
República Dominicana, que le dijo adiós a Taiwán el 1 de mayo de este año, tiene un intercambio comercial chino-dominicano que ronda los 2.000 millones de dólares.
 
En Costa Rica, país que estableció relaciones con China en 2007, la inversión entre ese año y 2017 fue de solo 38 millones de dólares.
 
Los chinos son los terceros socios comerciales de Cuba, con un intercambio de más de 2.585 millones de dólares en 2016, y de 1.130 millones en los primeros ocho meses de 2017.
 
Nicaragua mantiene todavía relaciones con Taiwán, y en noviembre de 2015 firmó con la isla el Estudio de Impacto Ambiental y Social (EIAS) para la construcción de un canal interoceánico.
 
Honduras, que sigue la misma línea diplomática en cuanto a Taiwán, exporta desde 2017 bienes por 772,2 millones de dólares e importa 71,9 millones de dólares.
 
Los taiwaneses tienen en Guatemala otro enclave de su política exterior en Centroamérica. No obstante, en 2017 el país centroamericano exportó a China un total de 60,9 millones de dólares, mientras que importó 1.970,6 millones de dólares.
 
El único socio taiwanés en Suramérica es Paraguay. No obstante, el Banco Central estima que las inversiones de la zona aduanera diferenciada de la ciudad de Hong Kong llegaron a los 92 millones de dólares.
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          U.S. Renews Sanctions On Iran But Exempts 8 Oil Importers, Including China And Japan      Cache   Translate Page      
Updated at 11:45 a.m. ET The U.S. has officially imposed what the Trump administration calls the "toughest ever" sanctions on Iran, meant to curb Tehran's nuclear and missile programs and contain its growing influence in the Middle East. The sanctions are essentially the same ones lifted by the nuclear deal reached during the Obama administration. However, the U.S. quickly exempted several of the world's largest economies, including China, Japan and India. "The Iranian regime has a choice," U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said as he detailed the sanctions on Monday. "It can either do a 180-degree turn from its current course of action and act like a normal country, or it can see its economy crumble." The waivers issued to eight nations — China, India, Italy, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey — allow those countries to continue buying Iranian oil without consequences. Pompeo called them "temporary" exemptions that would help "ensure a well-supplied oil market." Several
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          Press Releases: Press Availability With Secretary of Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Availability
Michael R. Pompeo
Secretary of State
Washington Foreign Press Center
Washington, DC
November 5, 2018


MODERATOR: Good morning, everyone, and welcome to the Foreign Press Center. We are pleased to have with us this morning Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Mnuchin. They’ll both have some opening remarks and then hopefully we’ll have time for one or two questions afterwards.

Secretary Pompeo, please.

SECRETARY POMPEO: Hey, Robert. Thank you. Good morning, everyone. It’s great to be here at the Foreign Press Center. It’s great to see you all. In May of this year, after President Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal, the Trump administration announced a new strategy to fundamentally alter the behavior of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s leadership. At the center of this effort – and there are multiple lines of effort – but at the center of it is an unprecedented campaign of economic pressure. Our objective is to starve the Iranian regime of the revenue it uses to fund violent and destabilizing activities throughout the Middle East, and indeed around the world.

Our ultimate goal is to convince the regime to abandon its current revolutionary course. Just look at what happened last week. Denmark announced it had uncovered an Iranian regime assassination plot on its own soil. The Iranian regime has a choice. It can either do a 180-degree turn from its outlaw course of action and act like a normal country, or it can see its economy crumble.

We hope a new agreement with Iran is possible, but until Iran makes changes in the 12 ways that I listed in May, we will be relentless in exerting pressure on the regime. As a reflection of that resolve, today we’re reimposing all sanctions that were previously lifted under the nuclear deal. This includes sanctions on energy, banking, shipping, and shipbuilding industries.

Since the Trump administration came into office, we’ve done 19 rounds of sanctions targeting 168 Iranian entities. Today’s sanctions will accelerate the rapid decline of international economic activity in Iran since the implementation of our strategy in May. Since that time, since back in May, over 100 companies have withdrawn from Iran or canceled plans to do business there. It should be noted that if a company evades our sanctions regime and secretly continues sanctionable commerce in the Islamic Republic, the United States will levy severe, swift penalties on it, including potential sanctions. I promise you that doing business with Iran in defiance of our sanctions will ultimately be a much more painful business decision than pulling out of Iran and it – being connected to Iran entirely.

More than 20 importing nations have zeroed out their imports of crude oil already, taking more than one million barrels of crude per day off the market. The regime today, since May, has lost over $2.5 billion in oil revenue. We have decided to issue temporary allotments to a handful of countries responsible to specific circumstances and to ensure a well-supplied oil market. The U.S. will be granting these exemptions to China, India, Italy, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Turkey. Each of those countries has already demonstrated significant reductions of the purchase of Iranian crude over the past six months, and indeed two of those eight have already completely ended imports of Iranian crude and will not resume as long as the sanctions regime remains in place. We continue negotiations to get all of the nations to zero.

Additionally today, 100 percent of the revenue Iran receives from the sale of oil will be held in foreign accounts. Iran can only use this money for humanitarian trade or bilateral – in bilateral nonsanctioned goods.

Speaking of Iran’s nuclear program, we have decided to grant narrow and temporary waivers that permit the continuation of three nonproliferation projects currently underway. Allowing these activities to continue for the time being will improve ongoing oversight of Iran’s civil nuclear program and make these facilities less susceptible to illicit and illegal nuclear uses. Rest assured Iran will never come close to getting a nuclear weapon on President Trump’s watch.

I will now turn it over to Secretary Mnuchin.

SECRETARY MNUCHIN: Thank you. Today the United States is executing on the final actions to withdraw on the Obama administration’s fatally flawed Iran deal. This morning, we will fully impose sanctions on the Iranian regime. This is part of a maximum unprecedented economic pressure campaign the United States is waging against the world’s largest state sponsor of terror. Today we sanctioned more than 700 individuals, entities, aircraft, and vessels as part of Treasury’s largest ever single day action targeting Iran. Over 300 of those sanctions are new targets. In addition, we are relisting hundreds of individuals and entities that were previously sanctioned, granted sanctions relief under the JCPOA.

These powerful sanctions directly target Iran’s banking, energy, and shipping sectors. The Iranian regime has funneled billions of dollars for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps force through the banking sector. Today’s designation includes 50 Iranian banks and their foreign and domestic subsidiaries in conduction with Iran’s regime support for international terrorism, proliferation of mass destruction, or their means of delivery and human rights abuses.

Our actions include the identification of more than 400 targets, including over 200 persons and vessels in Iran’s shipping and energy sector; Iran Air, the national airline of Iran, and more than 65 aircraft; the placement of nearly 250 persons in associated block properties on the Specially Designated Nationals list; the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.

Over the last five months, Treasury has implemented some of the most impactful sanctions ever seen. Combined with the previous actions, more than 900 Iran-related targets have been sanctioned under this administration in less than two years, marking the highest-ever level of U.S. economic pressure on Iran. We are making it abundantly clear to the Iranian regime that they will face mounting financial isolation until they fundamentally change their destabilizing behavior.

Iran’s leaders must cease support for terrorism and end destructive regional activities immediately. They must stop ballistic missiles and abandon their nuclear ambitions if they seek a path to sanctions relief. We are watching the Iranian regime with laser focus. If they try to evade our sanctions, we will take action to disrupt their activity time and time again.

The maximum pressure exerted by the United States is only going to mount from here. Companies around the world need to know we will be strictly enforcing our sanctions. Thank you.

MODERATOR: That – we’ll have time for a few questions. Let’s go to Sky News, Cordelia Lynch.

QUESTION: Hello, this is a question for Secretary Pompeo. The President invoked Game of Thrones when he was discussing sanctions. Do you think that was appropriate?

SECRETARY POMPEO: This administration has been consistent from, frankly, President Trump’s campaign to the first day he was inaugurated about our intention. We understand that the Islamic Republic of Iran presents a threat to the United States of America, and we are determined to stop it. And much has been made about this Game of Thrones. Qasem Soleimani responded, and I haven’t seen any of you comment on that. This is a man who has American blood on his hands. He’s killed American soldiers, and that’s not funny. And the actions that the Islamic Republic of Iran are taking are not about little silly things that people get wrapped up here in Washington, D.C., but about very serious matters that impact all of Europe, all the Middle East and the world, and our young men and women who are in harm’s way today.

MODERATOR: Thank you, sir. Next question is going to be Asahi Shimbun, Yuko Lanham. Yuko?

All right. We’re going to move on to EFE, Beatriz Pascual Macias.

QUESTION: Hi, thank you very much. Thank you very much. I was wondering, what could you say to the European countries that were expecting to be in this list of countries that are not going to suffer the sanctions? And what kind of relation have you have with them, what are the conversations regarding this topic? Thank you.

SECRETARY POMPEO: You want to talk about on the financial side, Steven?

SECRETARY MNUCHIN: Well, I don’t think we’ve ever said that it relates to the European countries, that they’ll be exempt. I think quite the contrary. We’ve said that we expect them to honor the sanctions. Having said that, there are certain transactions that they can continue to do, whether they’re humanitarian transactions or specific trade in the restricted accounts. And again, let me just emphasize, as I said last week, we will make sure that humanitarian transactions are really going for those purposes. So this is not about hurting the people of Iran, but we will not let money be diverted to humanitarian purposes and then put for terrorist activities.

SECRETARY POMPEO: And then just to follow up, with respect to the relationship, we’ve been very candid and clear with all of the European countries. There are more than three, we should note. Many of them are fully supportive of what it is that we are undertaking. They have taken a different approach with respect to the JCPOA, but it is also something that the whole world should know. European businesses have already made their decisions. They’ve decided not to do business with the Islamic Republic of Iran, and so we’re very confident that the sanctions regime that we’re putting in place will be effective.

MODERATOR: Al Jazeera English, James Bays.

QUESTION: James Bays from Al Jazeera English. You talk about the destabilizing behavior of Iran in the region. How does that differ from the behavior of Saudi Arabia?

SECRETARY POMPEO: So let me just go through the list: Underwriting Lebanese Hizballah, that presents a threat to the United States of America and Israel; underwriting the Houthis in Yemen, causing an enormous conflict to take place there in that country; the efforts in Iraq to undermine the Iraqi Government, funding Shia militias that are not in the best interests of the Iraqi people; their efforts in Syria; the list goes on. The difference in behavior between those two countries is remarkable. Since we’ve taken office, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been very supportive of our efforts on counterterrorism. They’ve assisted us. I know Secretary Mnuchin has worked with them on a couple of projects as well. It is completely clear the Islamic Republican of Iran is the destabilizing force in the Middle East today.

Do you want to add to that?

SECRETARY MNUCHIN: No, I think it’s well said.

MODERATOR: Last question. Let’s go to TASS, Dmitry Kirsanov.

QUESTION: Thank you. Gentlemen, thanks a lot for coming over to brief us. For Secretary Pompeo. Sir, you mentioned that three waivers have been issued for the civilian nuclear energy project. Could you clarify what those are? And Bushehr nuclear power plant, will it be the one under the waiver? Thank you.

SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. That’s a great question. It’s a pretty complicated area, that nonproliferation issue. There are three. Bushehr is one of the three. But if I may, we will get out a full fact sheet on that here in the next hour or so that you’ll all be able to see. What we’ve authorized is very narrow, very limited, very time limited as well, but important nonetheless that these nonproliferation projects are not things that are taking place without some ability to see what’s going on, and we’ll give you the full details of the scope of those waivers.

MODERATOR: We have time for – this is the last one. Let’s go right to the front, right here, please.

QUESTION: Thank you. Roj Zalla with RUDAW TV in Iraqi Kurdistan. Mr. Secretary, Iran has very powerful hands in Iraq. Are you not concerned that with these sanctions Iran might increase the pressure on some of your allies in Iraq? And in that case, what can you do to reassure those allies?

SECRETARY POMPEO: So it’s a very reasonable question. Here’s the facts. Since the United States entered the JCPOA in 2015, Iran has turned up the heat on those very entities to which you’re referring. So we have a history, we have data set, we have a historical basis upon which to say that we know that the JCPOA didn’t impede Iran one bit from putting pressure on Kurdistan, pressure in Baghdad, pressure throughout the region. We are very hopeful that the set of efforts we’re undertaking – we’ve focused here on the financial and economic, but the full range of efforts we’re taking to push back against the Islamic Republic of Iran will have the intended effect of reducing Iran’s capacity to be destabilizing and present risk to the Middle East, to Europe, and the world.

MODERATOR: With that, that concludes this morning’s briefing. Thank you very much to Secretaries Pompeo and Mnuchin.

SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you all

MODERATOR: Thank you, sir. Thank you all

 


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Slower-than-expected demand has reportedly led Apple to direct its top phone assemblers, Foxconn and Pegatron, to halt a planned production boost for iPhone XR, a relatively cost-effective model that hit the shelves late last month. Foxconn, a Taiwan-based company, would produce around 100,000 fewer units daily to reflect the new demand outlook, down 20-25 per [...]

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          蘋果為 iPhone XR 發布第二版 iOS 12.1 更新      Cache   Translate Page      

美國 Apple 公司在開放 iOS 12.1 系統更新一周後,在今天凌晨又為 iPhone XR 發布了一個新版本 iOS 12.1 更新,而且只適用於 iPhone XR。新 iOS 12.1 軟體的內部版本號為 16B94,與原始的 16B93 內建版本略有不同,而且並非所有 iPhone XR 用戶都被提示下載新版本。

如果已經更新 iPhone XR 的用戶,此次更新將不會在「設定>一般>軟體更新」中出現,也就是說這次更新只針對那些目前尚未安裝 iOS 12.1 的 iPhone XR 用戶。為什麼 Apple 發布了針對 iPhone XR 的 iOS 12.1 的更新版本尚不得而知,但它可能包含一些小錯誤修復。


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Zhen Ding Technology, Flexium Interconnect and Career Technology all enjoyed revenue increases In October. The three Taiwan-based flexible PCB specialists are reportedly among Apple's suppliers.
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Mercedes-Benz(賓士)的新小休旅GLB-Class目前正在進行測試中。近日,YouTube會員walkoARTvideos就拍到了GLB在街道上路試的間諜影片,其有點四四方方的外觀造型,讓它的尺寸看起來感覺不小。

GLB-Class是Mercedes-Benz專為想要擁有一輛造型傳統,尺寸不大的高級休旅車的消費者所準備的。從今天這段影片中你可以看到,雖然這輛GLB原型車身上有遮蓋物,但看起來很像是最終的量產車型。它擁有不少直線式設計,包括寬闊的水箱進氣護罩柵欄,矩形大燈,直立B、C柱與車尾。這些設計相結合,創造出了一個看起來像縮小版的GLS-Class。

 

GLB-Class將採用Mercedes-Benz的MFA2小型車底盤平台打造,這個平台也生產A-ClassGLA-Class等車型。由於共用平台,GLB-Class會從這些車款中獲取一些技術。例如,在這個影片中的GLB車艙內就擁有與A-Class相同的MBUX大尺寸雙螢幕。

動力部份預計也會來自A-Class或CLA-Class。這意味著消費者可能有一系列四缸渦輪增壓引擎可選擇,而在歐洲還會有柴油引擎。基本GLB-Class車型會是採用前輪驅動,但高階車型可能有四輪驅動以提供更高的實用性。在AMG版本部份,在GLB-Class的生命後期是有可能問世。

推測GLB-Class可能會在2019年進行首度亮相,它的生產地則是Mercedes-Benz位在墨西哥Aguascalientes的工廠。A-Class也是在這個工廠內生產的。

 

 

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          "Flashpoint For War": U.S. And Japan Plan Military Response To Chinese Incursions Of Disputed Islands      Cache   Translate Page      

Things are again rapidly heating up in the East China Sea amidst already heightened tensions in a region where Washington is increasingly asserting the right of navigation in international waters against broad Chinese claims and seeking to defend the territorial possessions of its allies. 

According to a bombshell new Reuters report the tiny and rocky Senkaku Islands which lie between northern Taiwan and the Japanese home islands are "rapidly turning into a flashpoint for war". Alarmingly, Japanese government sources have been quoted as saying Tokyo and the United States are drawing up an operations plan for an allied military response to Chinese threats to the disputed Senkaku Islands

The Senkaku Islands, historically claimed by both Japan and China.

From nearly the start of his entering the White House, President Trump has said he's committed to upholding Article 5 of the US-Japan security treaty signed the post-war years of the mid-20th century: “We are committed to the security of Japan and all areas under its administrative control and to further strengthening our very crucial alliance,” Trump had promised from the first official reception of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe back in February 2017, and since consistently maintained. 

Japanese government sources have told regional media that the joint plan of response with the United States involves "how to respond in the event of an emergency on or around the uninhabited islands in the East China Sea" — which is set to be completed by next march, according to the statements. 

Beijing claims the islands as part of its historical inheritance — as it does neighbouring Taiwan, despite failing to seize the protectorate during the Chinese Civil War.

Taiwan, however, was a Japanese protectorate before World War II.

It’s a messy historical scenario, thought resolved through United Nations conventions and treaties established after the conflict. — Reuters/news.com.au

The Japan Times reports that “The plan being drawn up assumes such emergencies as armed Chinese fishermen landing on the islands, and Japan’s Self-Defense Forces needing to be mobilized after the situation exceeds the capacity of the police to respond.”

The situation is now taking on a greater urgency as both the US and Japan participate in the two nations' largest ever join war games, which involves the nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier. The exercise, called Keen Sword began on Monday and is set to run through Thursday, and involved a combined force of 57,000 sailors, airmen and marines with Japan contributing 47,000 of those military personnel. Canadian warships are also involved in the exercises. 

Japan is seeking greater direct commitment and resolve on the part of the United States to defend its territorial claims against Chinese encroachment, which Japan says is already beginning to happen through informal provocative raids of fishing boats organized by Beijing. 

Reuters reports that "ongoing aggressive incursions by Chinese fishing boats — organised as a state militia — and a freshly militarized coast guard has seen tensions in the East China Sea flare." And the report further confirms: “The plan being drawn up assumes such emergencies as armed Chinese fishermen landing on the islands, and Japan’s Self-Defense Forces needing to be mobilized after the situation exceeds the capacity of the police to respond.”

Though the United States has in the past expressed deep reluctance on outright defending claims to the Japan-administered islands (indicating it will take no official position on the issue), which China calls the Diaoyu, Japan's Self-Defense Forces says the focus of talks with the US has involved how to incorporate the US military’s strike capabilities in any potential Chinese invasion of the Senkaku Islands scenario

One Japanese military analyst was quoted as saying: “Given that military organizations always need to assume the worst possible situation, it is natural for the two countries to work on this kind of plan against China.”

The two already have a framework for such talks based on recently created 2015 defense guidelines known ans the Bilateral Planning Mechanism, or BPM. It stipulates the US and Japan's Self-Defense Forces will “conduct bilateral operations to counter ground attacks against Japan by ground, air, maritime, or amphibious forces”. Currently there's a similar contingency plan in place for a potential emergency threat on the Korean peninsula.

Between now and the spring - when the plan is set to be finalized and agreed upon - China will likely ramp up its incursions on the islands, or just seize them altogether before US commitments can be firmed up, in which case the great unknown will be whether the United States actually steps up to come to Japan's aid while risking war with China — something that up until now has been carefully avoided.


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Washington’s decision to cut off US supplies to a Chinese chip maker spotlights mounting tensions over China’s drive to be a global player in computer chips and the ways in which Taiwan companies are helping it get there. Shut out of major global semiconductor deals in recent years, China has been quietly strengthening cooperation with Taiwan chip firms by encouraging the transfer of chip-making expertise into the mainland. Taiwan chip giant United Microelectronics Corp (UMC) last...
          Comentário sobre Airshow China 2018: exibição do caça stealth J-20 por Carlos Campos      Cache   Translate Page      
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          LCQ17: Promoting opening up of data      Cache   Translate Page      
     Following is a question by the Hon Charles Mok and a written reply by the Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W Yang, in the Legislative Council today (November 7):
 
Question:
 
     It has been reported that Hong Kong was ranked the 24th, a ranking lagging substantially behind those of Taiwan, Japan and Singapore, in the Global Open Data Index published last year by the Open Knowledge Foundation in the United Kingdom (UK). Hong Kong even scored zero in areas of open data for the company register and for land ownership. There are views that Hong Kong needs to catch up expeditiously in respect of opening up data. On the other hand, it is mentioned in this year's Policy Address that the Government has firmed up the policy and measures on opening up government data, and required all government departments to formulate and publish their annual open data plans (annual plans) by the end of this year. In this connection, will the Government inform this Council:
 
(1) whether it will provide additional manpower and resources to the various bureaux/government departments for execution of the annual plans;
 
(2) whether it took into consideration perspectives such as information security, personal privacy and government revenue when it formulated the policy on opening up data, and how it will determine the extent of opening up various types of data;
 
(3) whether it will, by making reference to the relevant practices in the UK and Canada, draw up an "open government licence" to stipulate (i) that the Government is the copyright owner of the datasets concerned, and (ii) the rights and obligations of the users of the datasets, so as to facilitate the extensive use of the datasets;
 
(4) whether it will, by making reference to the practices in other jurisdictions, (i) formulate open data lists for the Chief Executive's Office, the offices of the various Secretaries of Departments and Directors of Bureaux, as well as the various bureaux and government departments, and (ii) determine the extent of opening and reusing the data concerned;
 
(5) whether it will add the following government datasets to the lists of government data to be opened up so that members of the public can use such data free of charge: (i) the Company Register, (ii) the Land Register, (iii) the Business Register, (iv) the register of vehicles, (v) bankruptcy and compulsory winding-up records, (vi) birth/death records and (vii) marriage records; if so, of the details and the timetable; if not, the reasons for that;
 
(6) whether it will put in place the relevant performance indicators and feedback mechanisms to ensure continuous improvement in the quality of government data being opened up;
 
(7) whether it will review the requests for access to government information previously made by members of the public, in order to gauge the public's demand for the various types of data, and establish a mechanism for receiving and handling the public's requests for access to datasets;
 
(8) whether it has plans to promote the opening up of data among the various District Councils, public bodies, universities and non-profit-making organisations, and issue codes of best practices to them;
 
(9) whether it will, in collaboration with public and private organisations, examine the obstacles hindering the opening up of data, and establish a platform to facilitate data sharing, with a view to promoting data sharing among various sectors in an equal, mutually-beneficial and safe manner; and
 
(10) whether it will adopt measures (e.g. providing relevant teaching materials and organising competitions on application development) to step up efforts to promote the use of those data opened up, so as to encourage the industry to use such data to develop various applications and tools?
 
Reply:
 
President,
 
     In September 2018, the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) issued guidelines to all government bureaux and departments (B/Ds) on the new open data policy and implementation measures. B/Ds are required to progressively open up their data under the "data.gov.hk" portal for free use by the public, and formulate and publish their annual open data plans on their websites every year. Their first annual open data plan should be published by end 2018.
 
     After consulting the relevant B/Ds, our reply to the various parts of the question is as follows:
 
(1) B/Ds will formulate and implement their annual open data plans having regard to their manpower and resources. The OGCIO will render necessary technical and financial support to individual B/Ds for enhancing their departmental information technology systems for releasing relevant datasets.
 
(2) In formulating their annual open data plans, B/Ds will take into account factors such as information security, personal privacy and financial implications to the Government, in addition to the needs of the public and the industry, and ensure that the opening up of data complies with relevant ordinances such as the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486). B/Ds should in principle open up their data for free use by the public as far as possible.
 
(3) and (4) In formulating the new open data policy and relevant measures, we have made reference to the experience of other countries and regions, as well as relevant international reports and studies such as the analysis of the Global Open Data Index. The new policy requires B/Ds to release datasets in machine-readable format and with timely updates.
 
     According to the existing terms and conditions in using the "data.gov.hk" portal, members of the public are allowed to browse, download, distribute, reproduce, print and hyperlink such data, on a free-of-charge basis, for both commercial and non-commercial uses, on the condition that they have to state clearly the data source in all copies and acknowledge the intellectual property rights of the Government.
 
(5) Regarding the suggestion to upload full information on the seven registers or records raised in this question to the "data.gov.hk" portal, the response from relevant B/Ds is as follows:
 
Items (i) and (v): Company Register and Bankruptcy and Compulsory Winding-up Records
The Companies Registry and the Official Receiver's Office provide company search service, and bankruptcy and compulsory winding-up search services respectively to the public in accordance with the relevant legislation. To prevent improper use of personal data obtained via the search services, the Companies Registry and the Official Receiver's Office require users to state the purposes of conducting the searches, in accordance with the recommendations made in the Privacy Commissioner's Report on Survey of Public Registers Maintained by Government and Public Bodies in July 2015.
 
Item (ii): Land Registers
At present, members of the public can either access through Internet or visit the Land Registry's Customer Centre and the New Territories Search Offices to conduct searches of land registers and place order for copies of land records for properties anywhere in the territory after paying the fees stipulated in the Land Registration Fees Regulations (Cap. 128B).
 
Item (iii): Business Register
According to the Inland Revenue Department (IRD), the public can enquire the business registration number of a business free of charge through the Online Business Registration Number Enquiry services via the GovHK portal (www.gov.hk). The IRD is planning to include from mid-2019 onwards the monthly number of newly registered businesses in the lists of government data to be opened up.
 
Item (iv): Register of Vehicles
According to the Transport Department (TD), information and data contained in the Register of Vehicles involve personal data of registered vehicle owners. Such information should only be used for traffic and transport matters. Currently, pursuant to Regulation 4 of the Road Traffic (Registration and Licensing of Vehicles) Regulations (Cap. 374E), residents can make application to the TD for Certificates of Particulars of Motor Vehicles online, by post or in person at the TD's licensing offices. Upon payment of a prescribed fee, residents can obtain information on individual vehicles as listed out in the Register of Vehicles.
 
Items (vi) and (vii): Birth/Death Records and Marriage Records
Currently, members of the public may access the figures of registration of births, deaths and marriages in Hong Kong on the website of the Immigration Department (ImmD). The ImmD is actively considering inclusion of such figures in the lists of government data to be opened up.
 
(6)&(7) Under the new open data policy, B/Ds will take into account the views and suggestions of the public on their annual open data plans. Besides, the OGCIO will play a co-ordinating role to collect the annual open data plans of B/Ds, and provide a full list under the "data.gov.hk" portal for soliciting views and suggestions from the public.
 
(8) Apart from opening up more government data, B/Ds are required to encourage public organisations (e.g. district councils, universities and non-profit-making organisations) and private enterprises to open up their data related to public facilities or with high degree of public interest, and include relevant specific measures in their annual open data plans.
 
(9) and (10) The OGCIO will collaborate with public and private organisations through various channels, such as seminars and competitions, to promote open data and discuss the associated challenges and problems. For example, the OGCIO organised the Data.One App Competition in 2014, and also supported industry organisations to organise Smart City Datathon 2018 in October 2018 to encourage various sectors to develop innovative application solutions using the open data on the "data.gov.hk" portal.
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TAIPEI, Nov. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 2nd, BIOTA held the first workshop, which was also BIOTA's test net launch event in Taiwan. As the latest generation of efficient cloud operating system based on blockchain technology, BIOTA's team consists of experts and scholars from many ...


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Taiwan is now home to the sprawling National Kaohsiung Centre for the Arts, which is said to be the largest performing arts centre in the world. Also known as Weiwuying, it houses four theatres - a concert hall, opera house, play house and a recital hall - under a single roof. The unique design by Dutch architecture firm Mecanoo was inspired by the features of the port city. "We really wanted to show the welding, we made hoist points so people can hang things. You even see it in the characters in the naming of the different auditoria that we did in the detailing of the ship building industry, just like a cargo ship," said Mecanoo architect Francine Houben. Chien Wen-pin, Weiwuying's artistic director, said construction costs were much lower than other Europeans projects that resulted in smaller cultural structures. "Such a massive construction like Weiwuying of over three hectares with such a big roof. And all this was built in seven to eight years. This is really formidable. Really amazing. Not to mention its cost. To Europeans, this is unbelievable. How could anyone spend that little money to build such a massive construction in such a short time."
          ELECTION DAY! Wonkagenda For Tues., Nov. 6, 2018      Cache   Translate Page      


Morning Wonketariat! Here's some of the things we may be talking about today.


Dear Crom, it's Election Day and we've been chugging coffee since 3:00 AM! The New York Times has a good infographic on when polls open and close, as well as some of the most important races to watch. The National Weather Service is warning people in the Midwest and the Southern East Coast to prepare for nasty storms, so plan accordingly! Crappy weather historically depresses voter turnout, so grab your coat and your wellies, carpool with your neighbors and roommates, or just take the damn bus! Get your ass to the polls!

Trump's bolted around the country to scare the piss out of his base of elderly and/or non-college educated white people. In a last ditch effort to grab women voters by the pussy, Trump brought in Ivanka, Kellyanne Conway, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders to talk about being moms and hopefully close his gigantic gender gap. This could be a problem as Trump's been calling "the accuser" of Justice Rapey McPrivilege a goddamn liar, adding that the accusations against Justice Privileges were a "fake" and a "scam." Real classy!

In an interview with Sinclair Broadcasting, Trump acknowledged that he's been a complete asshole, but then he went and did a rally with Sean Hannity, Jeanine Pirro, and Rush Limbaugh to complain about the Mexican Muslim taco truck invasion, and lie through his teeth Democratic candidates.

Here's a nice photo essay about what the last few days of campaigning has looked like across the country.

The Trump administration wants SCOTUS to decide whether or not Trump has to give DACA kids a slice of the American Dream, filing three petitions from three appeals courts that seek rulings on whether or not federal courts have jurisdiction in allowing taco trucks on every corner.

SCOTUS has declined to hear a challenge by the Trump administration to overturn a lower court ruling that upheld Obama-era net neutrality rules. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Rapey McPrivilege had to recuse themselves, leaving only Justices Thomas, Alito and Gorsuch to bitch and moan into the ethernet cables. The decision is a minor win for us proles, but a crucial step towards saving the interwebs from the clutches of Ma Bell.

FCC Chairman and piece of shit Ajit Pai wants telecom companies to stop all those obnoxious spoofed robocalls. In May, Pai took the unusual step of demanding his corporate overlords develop a system to authenticate phone calls, but Democratic FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel says we could be doing even more by mandating telecoms put a system in place by 2019, like Canada.

A federal judge in North Carolina says the Interior Department doesn't have the authority to lift a ban on killing endangered red wolves just because a couple of rednecks got pissy and started a slaughter lobby. The judge put the US Fish and Wildlife Service on blast by reminding the service of its own statement, "Wildlife are not the property of landowners but belong to the public and are managed by state and federal governments for the public good."

Gabe Sherman gossips that Trump's minions are really worried Robert Mueller has a target on DJTJ. At Hope Hicks's 30th birthday (sans Rob Porter -- GOOD!), numerous Trumps fondly recalled the "the old times," and wondered what the hell happened to Rudy Giuliani. Over on Pennsylvania Ave., Trump's minions are scrambling to figure how to deal with a Democratic House that's ready to start launching investigations on Day One.

US Border Patrol has decided that Election Day is the best day for a crowd control exercise in El Paso, Texas -- the homebase of Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke -- right by the polling place in the heavily Hispanic Chihuahuita neighborhood. This must be what Ted Cruz got in exchange for giving Trump a rimjob.

Assuming Democrats can take control of the House, the fight for leadership could come down to the Congressional Black Caucus. Candidates might rail about supporting Nancy Pelosi on the campaign trail, but congressional insiders are bracing for a cloakroom slobberknocker between Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and Rep. Jim Clyburn.

It's looking like Georgia's gubernatorial race may come down to a runoff between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp. If no candidate gets more than 50 percent tonight, candidates have to spend MORE money to convince voters to drag their asses back to the polls on December 5th and vote again after the Independent spoiler is booted off the ballot.

Illinois senators Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin are calling on the state's public health director Nirav Shah to resign following revelations that the administration of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner attempted to hide a 2015 outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at veterans homes. According to records obtained by Chicago NPR affiliate WBEZ, top Rauner aides withheld vital information about the extent of the health crisis from the media and state lawmakers so as to minimize bad press and obfuscate the deaths.

Iowa Republican Rep and white supremacist Steve King is doubling down on his anti-gay and pro-Nazi bullshit, criticizing the NRCC for supporting a gay candidate in California -- even though there are no gay Republican candidates running in California! Last night King was caught hanging out with the one of the writers of Nazi blog, American Renaissance.

Maine's jerkoff Republican Gov. Paul LePage says he's "done with politics" and is moving to Florida "for tax reasons." He says he may get a job teaching for a university, and that he doesn't plan on paying any income tax.

Fun Fact: Maine will be the first state to use ranked-choice voting for its House and Senate races this year! Nerdy political scientists think it's a way we could help rebalance our elections so they're actually more democratic. San Francisco used ranked-choice earlier this year, and it (eventually) turned out all right. [RadioLab Podcast] [Vox 'Splainer]

Iran is claiming the Israelis have created a new version of the Stuxnet malware that was trying to "harm the country's communication infrastructures." The original Stuxnet, created during the Bush 43 administration, shut down Iran's uranium enrichment program.

The US involvement in the JCPOA is dead after the Trump administration officially imposed the "toughest ever" sanctions on Iran -- though it did grant waivers to China, India, Italy, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey to continue buying oil from Teheran, a move the Iranians called "a great victory." In a televised address, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the US is acting unfairly, and that Iran "will probably break the sanctions."

Nazi Twitter-clone "Gab" is back online. Robert Monster (not a joke!), CEO of web hosting site Epik, posted a rambling dog and pony screed about freedumbs, and censorship, and the First Amendment.

Last night Facebook said it pulled down 30 accounts and 85 Instagram accounts "that may have been engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior" (AKA: election fuckery). Facebook says some of the accounts were "focused on celebrities, others political debate," but it didn't offer any more details. Reuters cites a since deleted passage that noted a tip from the FBI spurred Facebook to wield its ban hammer. Coincidentally, the DHS, DOJ, DNI, and FBI all issued a joint statement yesterday warning that foreign governments, trolls and basement dwelling douche nozzles are still trying to spread santorum-filled propaganda ahead of today's election. Mind you, this is in addition to Jeff Sessions ordering the DOJ's Civil Right Division to monitor 35 jurisdictions in 19 states for good ol' fashioned voter fuckery.

Some science bozos have spotted a UFO in space. NO REALLY! This thing was just cruising through space when suddenly it started picking up speed. It's probably just Charlie Brown's Halloween rock showing up fashionably late.

Samantha Bee is not just reminding everyone to FUCKING VOTE today, she's reminding everyone to vote for the local races! After all, it's the undercard races that can stop gentrification, fix your potholes, or open more polling places!

According to People Magazine, Idris Elba is the Sexiest Man Alive. In an interview, the 46-year-old advised people to "adopt the philosophy that tomorrow is not promised so just go for it today, man."

Not just the women, but the men too!

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          Iran officials mock, warn U.S. over renewed sanctions      Cache   Translate Page      
TEHRAN, Iran – The “largest-ever” U.S. sanctions list targeting Iran drew mockery from Iranian officials on Tuesday for including mothballed Boeing 747s, a bank that closed years earlier and a sunken oil tanker that exploded off China months ago.

However, the new list of sanctions, which also aims to cut Iran’s vital oil industry off from international sales, also included for the first time its state airline and its atomic energy commission, further highlighting the maximalist approach of President Donald Trump’s administration.

Trump pulled America out of the 2015 nuclear deal Iran struck with world powers in May. United Nations monitors say Iran still abides by the deal, in which it agreed to limit its uranium enrichment in return for the lifting of international sanctions.

The U.S. Treasury Department imposed penalties on more than 700 Iranian and Iranian-linked individuals, entities, aircraft and vessels in the new sanctions. Among those are 50 Iranian banks and subsidiaries, and more than 200 people and ships.

However, scattered among the list are surprising entries, such as the crude oil tanker Sanchi. That vessel collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China’s east coast in January, killing all 32 sailors aboard.

Another entry was Iran’s Tat Bank, which closed in 2012.

Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif took to Twitter to mock some of the targets of the sanctions, describing it as a “desperate” psychological ploy.

“The U.S. designated a bank that was closed 6 years ago, and a ship that sank in a widely televised saga,” he wrote, ending the tweet with “(hashtag)USisIsolated.”

But for the first time, the United States targeted Iran Air. It also sanctioned the state carrier’s mothballed fleet of Boeing 747s, which were manufactured in the 1970s.

It also appeared that the U.S., in another first, was directly sanctioning the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, the government agency that oversees Iran’s nuclear program. Prior sanctions targeted specific subsidiaries of the organization.

Eshaq Jahangiri, President Hassan Rouhani’s senior vice president, also criticized the sanctions.

“Americans think their list is more effective if it is longer,” Jahangiri said, according to the state-run IRNA news agency. He said he had discussed the list with other officials, with many saying it was “less than what we expected.”

Still, Jahangiri warned that “Americans intend to damage economy of the country” through psychological warfare.

Zarif later issued an online video criticizing America’s “indiscriminate assault” on his country.

“The U.S. administration appears to believe that imposing illegal draconian sanctions on Iran will bring about such pain to our nation that it will force us to submit to its will, no matter how absurd, unlawful or fundamentally flawed its demands are.”

Zarif urged America to re-examine its “catastrophes” in the Mideast, including its support for Saudi Arabia and Israel.

Iran is already in the grip of an economic crisis. Its national currency, the rial, now trades at 150,000 to one U.S. dollar; a year ago, it was about 40,500. The economic chaos sparked mass anti-government protests at the end of last year, resulting in nearly 5,000 reported arrests and at least 25 people being killed.

Sporadic smaller demonstrations still reportedly erupt from time to time.

The new sanctions particularly hurt Iran’s vital oil industry, which provides a crucial source of hard currency. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the sanctions already had cost Iran the sale of over 1 million barrels of crude oil a day.

Analysts feared in the run-up to the sanctions that global oil prices could spike on tight supply and increasing demand. However, the Trump administration allowed some of its allies – Greece, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey – as well as rival China to continue to purchase Iranian oil as long as they work to reduce imports to zero. The price of benchmark Brent crude has dropped from over $80 a barrel in recent days.

During a visit to Madrid on Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the U.S. decision to re-impose sanctions on Iran was “not legitimate” and that the rest of the parties to the 2015 nuclear deal abandoned by Washington are working to make economic cooperation with Tehran possible.

Lavrov’s remarks were Russia’s first reaction to Washington’s new list of sanctions against Iran. The Russian diplomat said the sanctions go against international law and practices, and that the U.S. “policies of issuing an ultimatum and making unilateral moves are unacceptable these days.”


          Tainan Yenshui Beehive Fireworks Festival 18-19 Feb 2019 鹽水蜂炮節      Cache   Translate Page      

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I’m going again.

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@tango42 wrote:

An excuse to enjoy the coast.

http://www.taiwanopenofsurfing.org/?fbclid=IwAR2rGdcXJNGFEKODDQ-vpxeYDU_XzxXMjYXegjYS31domnxBPoJM3FhH6oM

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@carlcarl1 wrote:

We really want to get a dog here in Taiwan, but know that one day we will likely want to visit the UK for a few months, or potentially move back for a few years for our children’s education. I’m wondering, how easy is it to take a dog out of Taiwan and into the UK and what costs are involved?

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November 2018: Anthropologie has teamed up with Paperless Post on a limited edition collection of 13 whimsical digital invitations for holiday. 

 

Peruse the gorgeous templates now. 

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June 2018: Online personal shopping service Stitch Fix has just introduced two new exciting exclusive collections this month: DJ by DANNIJO and Tanya Taylor. Simply request the brands in your next Fix. This is the first time Dannijo is available at this price point (under $100).  

 

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June 2018: Fitness guru Tracy Anderson has teamed up with G.I.L.I. with Jill Martin on her first ever activewear line for QVC! The collection is priced $24.50-$167, and includes bodysuits, high-waisted leggings, French terry jogger pants, duffel bags and more. Basically, everything you need to crush your work out.

 

“I want women to feel great while working out," Anderson said in the release. 

 

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June 2018: J.Crew and Madewell have launched collabs with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) for Pride Month. 50% of the sale price of limited-edition Love First tees, socks, totes and more will benefit the civil rights organization that ensures LGBTQ people are safe, equal and free in every community. We'll shop to that!

 

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May 2018: Pam & Gela has teamed up with virtually fitting room platform Style.me. Now, when you shop the site you can actually see how clothes will fit for your size and measurements. The technology is amazing! It tells you exactly what size to buy, and where the garment might be too tight or too lose. This is a game changer.

 

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May 2018: If you consider yourself a Star Wars fan, then here's some new merch to add to your collection. Cult leggings brand Terez recently dropped a Star Wars-themed collection that includes ridiculously cool styles for women and girls. If you've never worn Terez leggings, you need to treat yourself ASAP. They're super stretchy and soft and you'll never want to take them off.

 

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April 2018: Lilly Pulitzer and Sugarfina have launched three new bento boxes together: Lilly’s Butterflies, Palm Beach Pineapples, and Pink Flamingos. The boxes come with three candy types in a Lilly-printed box and retail for $30. Perfect for Mother's Day!

 

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May 2018: Madewell has teamed up with crewcuts on a mommy and me matching collection just in time for Mother's Day and spring. The line features a sweet strawberry print on 8 pieces for mom (think breezy dresse and lots of denim) and 3 matching girls' styles, priced $12 for a bandana to $148.

 

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May 2018: Sprinkles is once again teaming up with Casamigos to offer a limited edition Margarita cupcake just in time for Cinco De Mayo. In each Sprinkles location nationwide the key lime flavored cupcake infused with George Clooney and Rande Gerber’s award winning tequila and topped with key lime frosting will be available from now until May 13th.

 

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April 2018: If you're ready to free your feet from boots and booties, then jump on the new Dr. Scholl's x Urban Outfitters sandal collection ASAP. The collab just launched and includes two cute slide sandals in 6 fun and perfect-for-summer colors and patterns. Even better, both styles are under $75! Snag a pair or two fast before these babies sell out!

 

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March 2018: Spiritual Gangster, the carefree Cali brand beloved by Jennifer Lopez, Alessandra Ambrosio, Emma Roberts and more, has teamed up with Cleobella on a limited-edition run of handbags and tees benefiting Feeding America and CARE.org, which empowers women in South East Asia. We love the tie dye clutches, laser cut bags and "Wander With Love" tanks.

 

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February 2018: Nicky Hilton just released the most adorable mommy + me capsule collection with Tolani. The mama of two has been hard at work! The collection features 20 styles, all 100% silk, in both women’s and girls’ sizing that range in price from $48-$248. Shop tops, shorts and dresses in colorful prints--perfect for the beach.

 

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January 2018: Just in time for Valentine's Day, LeSportsac teamed up with Hershey's on a delectable collection of chocolate-inspired bags and accessories. I mean, can we all just take a minute to appreciate this amazing Hershey kiss wristlet?! Does it get any cuter?? Add a few of these sweet accessories to your V-Day wish list ASAP!

 

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January 2018: In celebration of her birthday today, Rachel Roy is releasing a limited edition, “Birthday Kindness Is Always Fashionable LOVE Collection” and 100% of all proceeds will be donated to World of Children. World of Children® improves the lives of vulnerable children by funding and elevating the most effective change makers for children worldwide and is a charity that Rachel loves. “For my birthday I would like to give the gift of what I love the most, the chance for all children & families around the world to thrive. With each LOVE style purchased, you are participating in a solution!” she tells us.

 

The collection includes a leather bag, denim embroidered jacket, t-shirt and cargo pants.

 

 

 

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Krysten Ritter has teamed up with international DIY brand We Are Knitters on 8 knitting kits, including a doggie sweater, leg warmers and an infinity scarf. Priced $70 to $129, it's the perfect holiday gift for the crafter in your life.

 

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December 2017: To celebrate the upcoming release of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," brands like Old Navy, Evine and Havaianas have released limited-edition gear such as flip-flops, watches, tees and more. The perfect gift for every Star Wars fan on your list. 

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Update: The bottles have officially launched, but sold out almost immediately online this morning. You can still purchase them at all Lilly Pulitzer stores, as well as select Lilly Pulitzer signature stores, Lilly Pulitzer at the Breakers Palm Beach and at The Ritz Carlton Amelia Island. Good luck!

 

Lilly Pulitzer has teamed up with S’well again on a limited-edition collection launching just in time for holiday! The collaboration hit online and in stores 12/1 and features three bottles: two 17 oz. in Multi The Swim and Royal Lime Tiki Palm for $40, as well as a 25 oz. in You Gotta Regatta print for $50. If you missed this collaboration last time around, now's the perfect time to stock up--not to mention, gift the prepster in your life.

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Huda Beauty has teamed up with Tweezerman on a special edition beauty tool collection that is perfect for holiday gifting. The collection features Huda Beauty’s signature lip prints on the award-winning Slant Tweezer ($26) and Mini Slant Tweezer ($17), a Tweezer and Mirror duo ($34), and a Slant Tweezer, Brow Shaping Scissors & Brush, 10x Mirror and Cosmetic Bag kit ($65).

 

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November 2017: If you're as excited about the movie The Greatest Showman as we are, here's some exciting news: Zendaya, one of the film's stars, teamed up wtih Aqua on a seriously stunning collection just in time for the holidays. Featuring gorgeous special occasion dresses and accessories, these pieces have holiday party written all over them. Even better? The line is super affordable. Everything is under $200! Get your hands a few pieces before they sell out!

 

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November 2017: Looking to upgrade your loungewear collection? Here's some good news. Cosabella partnered with home decor brand, DwellStudio, on a limited-edition collection of seriously stylish PJs. Not only are they super comfy and high quality, but the prints are so pretty. If you still need a cute set to wear on Christmas morning, this is it!

 

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November 2017: Calling all beauty lovers! MAC partnered with legendary jewelry designer Robert Lee Morris on a limited edition holiday collection of MAC classics housed in exquisitely designed new packaging. The collection includes Mattene Lipstick, Pro Longwear Powder/Pressed, Powder Blush and a selection of makeup brushes encased in stunning matte black and gold. Consider yourself warned--this beautiful collection will sell out fast!

 

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November 2017: Just in time for the holiday gifting season, Veuve Clicquot teamed up with designer Charlotte Olympia on a stunning holiday gift box. The outside features luxe gold lettering, while the leopard print inside houses a special edition bottle of Veuve Clicquot’s La Grande Dame 2006 champagne. Perfect for any hostess, you'll want to snag this gem before they're all gone.

 

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October 2017: Just in time for all the festive gatherings on your social calendar, L.K. Bennett partnered with Preen on a stunning collection of dresses and separates for the holiday season. Standouts includes a shimmering pink sequin dress and a gorgeous printed wrap dress that already received Olivia Palermo's stamp of approval.

 

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October 2017: Longtime partners Keds and Kate Spade have teamed up on their first-ever line of baby, toddler and kids' footwear. The line includes four color options--silver, rose gold, cream and navy--and each pair comes with two sets of laces; one ribbon lace and one cotton lace. The line is priced $40-$60 and includes crib sizes 1-4, little kid sizes 5-10, and big kid sizes 10.5 - 6.


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October 2017: Stitch Fix has teamed up with Jason Wu to offer five exclusive GREY Jason Wu designs for Stitch Fix clients, starting the end of October and running as long as supplies last. Stitch Fix x GREY Jason Wu includes 3 exclusive dress styles and 2 exclusive tops, all priced $225-$395, sizes 0-14.

 

"I’ve always been fascinated by the influence technology has on fashion, so I am thrilled to collaborate with a brand that’s at the forefront of modern retail," Jason says of the collaboration. 

 

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October 2017: 7 For All Mankind and Splendid have teamed up with ‘Superinfluencer’ Danielle Bernstein of @WeWoreWhat on an exclusive capsule collection for Bloomingdales. The "elevated athleisure" line features 13 pieces from simple crop tops to ruffled shirting, lace-up sweatpants and bustier-detail sweatshirts. It retails for $54-$229 and just launched today! Trust us--you'll want it ALL. 

 

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October 2017: Draper James and Jack Rogers have teamed up again to give your shoe game a major prep update this holiday. Their new embroidered flats ($98) come in Midnight with "Hello Darlin'" on the toes, and in Black with "Pretty Please." The perfect gift for any Southern belle or stylish homebody on your list.


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October 2017: In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Bloomingdale’s partnered with artist, Donald Robertson, on a customized, limited-edition S’well bottle. $19 from each sale will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

 

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September 2017: Just in time for fall and all those holiday festivities on your calendar, Stella & Dot teamed up with Rebecca Minkoff on a seriously stunning collection of statement jewelry. We're talking gorgeous earrings, of-the-moment chokers and an amazing chunky bracelet coming in November. Quantities are limited, so shop ASAP! 

 

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September 2017: Just in time for the 4th season of "Broad City," comes a gift line of products that Abby and Ilana would definitely get behind: pins, a "Carpe Dayum" journal, stickers, notecards, and more. Fans of the show will appreciate the heaps of in-show jokes and references. It's the perfect holiday gift for your bestie. Yas kween!

 

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September 2017: Dustin Lynch x Evine: The country singer, who just released his third album, Current Mood, is launching his new clothing collection at Evine, called “Stay Country." Price $35 to $75, the line features cold shoulder tees, jean jackets and embellished denim. 

 

Shop the line when it debuts on Evine on September 25th at 7PM ET and again on September 26th at 10AM ET and 2PM ET.

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September 2017: Spring has teamed up with eBay on a storefront full of incredibly cool brands (think Rag & Bone, Chloe, Mango, Vans and more). This is shopper's paradise. 

 

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September 2017: RACHEL Rachel Roy just released a limited edition "Choose Love" collection that benefits the World of Children international charity. 20% of all proceeds from her LOVE leather bag ($198), cashmere hate ($45), cashmere scarf ($68) and denim jacket ($159) will benefit the cause.

 

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August 2017: Forever 21 has teamed up with LA-based curator Sami Miro on a limited edition 10-piece collection of tees, sweatshirts, track pants, mini skirts and more. The pieces are black, red and white and feature bold graphics and details reminiscent of racing stripes. Vroom!

 

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August 2017: Calling all 90s babies! LeSportsac teamed up with Nintendo on the most amazing collection of bags and small accessories ever. I'm talking a GameBoy Pouch, a mushroom-inspired coin purse and more. Once you finish geeking out, be sure to snatch up one of these limited-edition goodies before they're gone. Shop now >>

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July 2017: Brit + Co just launched a collection of planners exclusively on Target that will put you in a really, really good mood. The line, which is totally customizable and priced $1.99-$14.99, is super colorful and not to mention motivational (Pinterest-worthy phrases like "You Got This" and "Everything Is Possible" are abound). Plus, a free Brit + Co class comes with each purchase!

 

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July: Lululemon has collaborated with The Class by Taryn Toomey on an 11-piece limited edition collection of leggings, crops and bras, knit wraps and even a ribbed leotard. Priced $48- $108, the ballet-inspired line is getting snatched up quick.

 

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July 2017:  Calling all nail color obsessees! Sally Hansen teamed up with Crayola on a colorful, limited-edition nail color collection featuring fun shades like Wild Strawberry, Granny Smith Apple, Dandelion and more. The collection launches on July 1, 2017!

 

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June 2017: Banana Republic teamed up with textile company Piece & Co. on a limited-edition, responsibly produced Summer collection that helps support female artisans abroad. The African-influenced pieces beautifuly blend BR's signature style with hand-crafted fabrics sustainably produced by female-led artisan groups in Ghana and South Africa. Prices start at $24 and the collection is only available while supplies last.

 

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June 2017: Tocca just released their Voyage Collection exclusively on Blue Mercury of 5 destination-themed scents: Bora Bora (vanilla and jasmine), Capri (grapefruit and melon), Marrakesh (patchouli and amber), Montauk (salt air and cucumber), and Valencia (orange blossom and bergamot). Each fragrance comes in a 10 oz. candle ($42), a 3 oz. candle ($20), a hand soap ($20) and hand lotion ($22). The next best thing to actually taking a trip!


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June 2017: cooper & ella has teamed up with DREAM hotels and some of your favorite style bloggers--Krystal Bick of This Time Tomorrow, Grace Atwood of The Stripe and Christine Cameron of My Style Pill on a line of kaftan, tunics and pareos in three signature prints. The collection is priced $55-$88 and is absolutely irresistable for summer.

 

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June 2017: Pepsi's new premium water, LIFEWTR, just launched their Series 2 bottles, featuring designs by emerging female artists Trudy Benson, Lynnie Z and Adrienne Gaither. We love these chic bottle designs and the fact that they empower female artists everywhere--not just the ones on the bottles. Girl power!

 

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May 2017: The Hello Kitty Loungewear collection just dropped at Target.

 

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May 2017: Calling all ban.do diehards! The L.A.-based lifestyle brand just announced their limited-edition collab with, wait for it, Starbucks! The 10-piece assortment of drinkware and accessories will be available starting May 16 at Starbucks locations throughout Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Taiwan, South Korea, and China. Based in the US, but want to get your hands on these limited-edition items? Visit bando.com/Starbucksgiveaway on May 16th to enter to win some ban.do x Starbucks merch!

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May 2017: Step aside, rose gummy bears: green juice gummies are the next big thing! Sugarfina has teamed up with Pressed Juicery on the first-ever green juice gummy bears made with apple, lemon, ginger, and greens. They're natural, fat free and already trending on Instagram. Grab 'em before they sell out like the rose ones!

 

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May 2017: Race to Erase MS founder Nancy Davis teamed up with EVINE's bestselling watch brand Invicta on an exclusive Peace & Love collection of watches (with changable bands!), bracelets, rings and necklaces. 

 

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May 2017: Artist Jeff Koons has created a collectible tin for Kiehl's (as well as a public art installation in New York!) in honor of National Missing Children’s Month (May). Additionally, Kiehl’s will donate 100% of net profits from the sales of any Midnight Recovery Collection product, up to $100,000, to the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children. Gotta love that!

 

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May 2017: Havaianas and Baby2Baby just launched an exclusive Mommy & Me collection designed by Jessica Alba and Jenna Dewan Tatum with 100% of proceeds benefiting Baby2Baby. Priced $22-$34, the flip flops come in women’s sizes 6-12 and kid's sizes toddler 9-youth 4. 

 

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May 20167: Funny girls Erin and Sara Foster have partnered with Fridababy to create a series of hilarious Mother’s Day cards (they're all downloadable!). The LOL-worthy limited-edition cards truly encapsulate what everyone is thinking about the holiday. 

 

Get one for mom today. 

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May 2017: The much-anticipated Evoté nighttime skincare collection has launched at EVINE. Based off the scientific fact that beauty sleep is a real thing, the Evoté line's patent pending 12hr BioComplex transforms skin while you snooze. Grab any or all of the products-- the cleanser, neck & décolleté cream serum, eye cream,  lip treatmen or hydrating mask--and you'll see results instantly. 

 

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April 2017: Reese Witherspoon's Draper James has teamed up with cult shoe brand Jack Rogers on a limited edition line of sandals--and they're selling fast! Shop 'Hello Darlin'' slides and 2 other sweet-as-pie styles priced $128-$148. 

 

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May 2017: Calling all S'well lovers! The trendsetting bottle company teamed up with famed textile designer John Robshaw on two limited-edition bottles featuring Robshaw's stunning prints. The bottles are sold as part of a 'summer essentials kit' that includes a stunningly soft John Robshaw towel and the printed bottle in a pretty beach tote.

 

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April 2017: Havaianas has teamed up with Disney to create the exclusive Disney Millennial collection. The limited edition styles feature exclusive prints of your favorite Disney characters like Beauty and the Beast, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Muppets and Alice In Wonderland.

 

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April 2017: Dr. Scholl's teamed up with Anthropologie on four exclusive styles just in time for warm spring/summer weather! Featuring sandals, wedges and a pair of slip on sneakers, these are the only new shoes you need to make it through the season in style.

 

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March 2017: Everyone on Instagram, from bloggers to former Bachelorette stars, is wearing the Touche LA x Morgan Stewart workout line. The latest drop from Rich Kids of Beverly Hills star Morgan Stewart includes solid-colored sports bras, leggings and bomber jackets in very cool bold colors like red, robin's egg blue and white. Now I know what you're thinking, white isn't necessarily an eye-catching color, but when you wear just a white sports bra with matching white leggings (à la Something Navy pictured here), you deserve all the medals, double-taps, whatever. 

 

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March 2017: Comic Con girls, rejoice! Havaianas has teamed up with Marvel on a collection of women's (plus men's and kid's) Superhero flip flops. Grab a slim pair adorned with Captain America, Spider-Man, Iron Man and more for $30. 

 

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March 2017: If you're heading to Coachella next month or have any other plans for festival season, this sunglasses collab has you covered. Quay teamed up with Jasmine Sandersaka Golden Barbie, on a line of festival-inspired sunnies including cool gold reflective aviators and cat-eye frames with pretty sunset-inspired faded lenses. 

 

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March 2017: OPI just launched their island-inspired Fiji collection. The 12-piece range includes colors like "Do You Sea What I Sea?" (ocean blue) and "Polly Want a Lacquer?" (lavender). 

 

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March 2017: Since everyday is women's day, Kiehl's will donate 100% of net profits (up to $25,000) of their Kiss For The Cure Limited Edition Butterstick Lip Treatment Duo to breast cancer organization Bright Pink.

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March 9, 2017: When you buy Urban Decay's bestselling Eyeshadow Primer Potion in the new shade Fix, 100% of the purchase price will be donated to women's empowerment nonprofits selected by The Ultraviolet Edge, Urban Decay's global initiative to empower women

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April 2017: Essie just teamed with Monique Lhuillier on a line of gorgeous bridal polishes for spring. The gel couture line features six new shades--"Lace To The Altar" (iridescent ivory), "Dress Is More" (sheer white), "Blush-Worhty" (peony pink), "Sage You Love Me" (dusty gray), "To Have & To Gold (metallic rose gold) and "Berry In Love" (plum red). All retail for $11.50 and last up to 14 days (aka, through the honeymoon!). 

 

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March 2017: Babies of the 90s are freaking that the new "Power Rangers" drops in less than a month (Elizabeth Banks and Bryan Cranston star!), and now fashion girls have a reason to celebrate, too: DANNIJO just launched an exclusive, under $150 jewelry line for the film. Bloggers like Chriselle Lim, We Wore What and Holland Roden are already obsessed. 

 

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March 2017: In honor of beloved child author Dr. Seuss' birthday on March 2, aka “Read Across America” day, Target has released a line of infant and toddler apparel as well as a special book promotion on all Dr. Seuss titles until March 11. Yay--a reason to fall in love with Dr. Seuss stories all over again.  

 

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March 2017: TOMS teamed up with WildAid Panda on a limited-edition collection of shoes for men, women and children. The proceeds from this collection will benefit conservation programs that help protect the remaining 2,000 giant pandas around the world.

 

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March 2017: Brazilian footwear brand Melissa just added two new styles to their Jason Wu collaboration for spring summer 2017: the Diane ($79) and Wonderful ($95). As always, the shoes are 100% plastic, vegan and waterproof.

 

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February 2017: Havaianas teamed up with cult swimwear brand We Are Handsome on two limited-edition sandals for spring. Inspired by the brand's "love for the beautiful things in life," the flip flops retail for $34 and are a must for any cool girl headed to the beach. 

 

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February 2017: Prabal Gurung has created a limited-edition collection for Lane Bryant, dropping in stores and online February 27. The line features minimalistic jumpsuits, full skirts and form-fitting dresses, priced $38 to $398. 

 

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January 2017: Carbon38 released a 17-piece collection with CFDA award winner Jonathan Simkhai that everybody is freaking out about. And for good reason: it far exceeds average gym-goer wear: think high-waisted palazzo pants, flared mini dresses, hooded bell-sleeve peplum jackets and more. 

 

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November 2016: FRAME x Lara Stone: In the latest edition of "how to dress as an off-duty model" comes this limited edition capsule collection for FRAME. Price from $179 to $349, the line features 5 denim pieces, 3 sweaters and a bomber jacket, each decorated with Lara’s name. The orange you see throughout the line is an homage to her Dutch roots. Shop now

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November 2016: Splendid teamed up with lifestyle blogger and author Oh Joy! on a limited-edition sleepwear line that includes two super comfy PJ sets and two amazingly soft blankets. A portion of the proceeds from each sale benefits Baby2Baby, a charity that serves low-income children with basic everyday essentials.

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November 2016: Just in times for the holidays, Jason Markk created a limited-edition set for J.Crew featuring sneaker-cleaning essentials. The goodies included work on any kicks and are perfect for any diehard shoe-lover.

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November 2016: Beloved beauty brand Kiehl's teamed up with the Brooklyn-based artists of Faile on gorgeous holiday gifts. Net proceeds from all Kiehl's x Faile products benefit Feeding America®.

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November 2016: Pam & Gela designed crazy cool graphic tops and a stunning bomber jacket in partnership with LACMA. All proceeds from the sales of these limited-edition items benefit the museum and its programming.

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November 2016: Featuring the stunning artwork of beloved artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, this capsule collection from Stacy Bendet of alice + olivia supports the CFDA Foundation Inc.

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November 2016: J. Crew teamed up with Tokyo-based company Chup on these crazy cozy limited-edition wool socks that wick moisture so your feet are always warm and dry.

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November 2016: From socks to seriously amazing wool coats and maxi dresses, there's so much to love in the Kenzo for H&M collection. As with all H&M collabs, this one is going to sell out fast, so shop ASAP!

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November 2016: Know someone who really loves socks? Upgrade their collection this holiday season with these limited-edition socks from Bombas and Shake Shack. The socks retail for just $12 and for each pair purchased, Bombas will donate a pair of socks to someone in need.

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          Qualcomm deberá licenciar sus patentes de módems a la competencia, incluyendo a Intel       Cache   Translate Page      

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Qualcomm tiene decenas de frentes abiertos con la justicia por todo el globo, con casos pendientes en Corea del Sur, Taiwan, Europa y China y ahora es la corte federal estadounidense la que le ha otorgado una derrota estratégica importante: deberá permitir licenciar sus patentes de módems a la competencia.

La decisión forma parte de un proceso para determinar si Qualcomm usó prácticas anticompetitivas para mantener el monopolio en módems para smartphones, para lo cual todavía no hay veredicto. En lo que sí se ha pronunciado el tribunal es en si Qualcomm necesita otorgar licencias de patentes esenciales estándar a los competidores.

Para ser esencial necesita estar al alcance de todos

Las patentes esenciales de estándares (a veces abreviadas SEP) son aquellas que se consideran necesarias para cumplir con un estándar tecnológico. Por su condición, se requiere que se otorguen licencias para las patentes a otras compañías de modo que se pueda cumplir con el estándar. Y dichas licencias se deben ofrecer de modo justo, razonable y no discriminatorio.

Es aquí donde, según la Corte Federal, tras revisar los contratos ha determinado que Qualcomm no estaba cumpliendo las condiciones por las cuales se le había otorgado la patente (licenciarlas a todo el mundo) y adoptaba una posición que supondría "llegar a un monopolio en el mercado de módems que limitaría la competencia en dichos componentes".

A largo plazo, puede suponer mejores módems de otras compañías

Hasta ahora Qualcomm solo ofrecía estas licencias a las compañías que fabricaban smartphones y al parecer solo cuando les vendía chips directamente, pero deberá ofrecerlas también a la competencia de modo justo y no discriminatorio.

Esto son buenas noticias para Intel, cuyos módems suelen estar unos pasos por detrás tecnológicamente de los de Qualcomm.

La Comisión Federal de Comercio estadounidense también acusa a Qualcomm de cobrar una cantidad excesiva por sus licencias -algo con lo que concuerda Apple- aunque sobre este punto todavía no se han pronunciado los tribunales.

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The 2018 World Flora Exposition opened on November 3rd in Taichung, Taiwan. Signify has provided its lighting service to the pavilion of the Netherlands and helped to build the main installation art of the exposition. The company has also worked with the city of Taichung to set up LED streetlights with smart systems. 


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Harding Intsik, an obscure attraction inside Manila’s vast Rizal Park, is a Chinese garden designed and gifted decades ago by the Taiwanese government.  A set of postage stamps featuring two of the most notorious dictators in Asia–namely Philippines’s Ferdinand Marcos and Taiwan’s Chiang Kai-shek–commemorates the garden’s completion in 1967. Though … Continue reading

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La musica migliore per aiutare la concentrazione

MILANO - La musica è un linguaggio universale. Non importa chi siamo o che lingua parliamo, la musica è una forma d'espressione presente in tutte le culture del mondo, ed è qualcosa che tutti possiamo comprendere e amare. Oltre che per accompagnare i momenti di svago, per moltissimi la musica è anche uno strumento utile per aiutare la concentrazione; in particolare, spesso è usata dagli studenti alla ricerca di espedienti per studiare con più efficienza. Tuttavia, non per tutti funziona. Da un lato, non tutti riescono a studiare con più concentrazione con un sottofondo musicale e preferiscono il silenzio assoluto. Dall'altro lato, la musica non è tutta uguale: ci sono alcuni tipi di musica e canzoni che funzionano meglio quando si tratta di aiutare la concentrazione, e quindi occorre adeguare le nostre playlist di conseguenza.

Caratteristiche necessarie

Quali sono le caratteristiche necessarie perché la musica aiuti nello studio e non sia una distrazione? Ecco alcune dritte per individuare la musica migliore:

Suoni della natura

Secondo una ricerca del Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, sembra che i suoni della natura siano in grado di aiutare sia l’umore sia la concentrazione. I suoni naturali riescono a coprire il vocio indistinto che spesso permea i luoghi adibiti allo studio, come le biblioteche o le aule, e contemporaneamente implementano il livello di attenzione e produttività. In particolare è il suono dell’acqua a essere particolarmente adatto allo studio.

Canzoni che non piacciono particolarmente

L’università di Fu Jen a Taiwan ha condotto uno studio nel quale un gruppo di ascoltatori doveva studiare ascoltando musica di un genere che gli era indifferente. Secondo i risultati, il livello di distrazione era generalmente più basso rispetto ai soggetti che studiavano ascoltando canzoni di loro gradimento. La concentrazione, infatti era facilitata e non trovava un elemento di ulteriore distrazione nella musica.

Musica senza testo

Tanti studi dimostrano che i testi delle canzoni spesso e volentieri aiutano a distrarre più che a concentrare. Questa è una delle ragioni per la musica classica è un ottimo genere per aiutare la concentrazione quando si studia. Tuttavia, bisogna fare una distinzione: ma ciò è valido solo se si tratta di testi in cui le parole sono intellegibili. Secondo uno studio del Cambridge Sound Management, non è tanto il testo in sé ad essere un deterrente allo studio, ma la possibilità di cogliere frasi e parole che ci distraggano da quello che stiamo facendo. Ascoltare canzoni in un’altra lingua, ad esempio, può essere una soluzione.

Ritmi allegri, ma volume basso

Bando alla tristezza! Uno studio canadese ha scoperto che i partecipanti ottenevano un punteggio più alto al test QI mentre ascoltavano musiche allegre e vivaci. Allo stesso mondo, oltre al ritmo anche il volume è una caratteristica da tenere in considerazione. Se da un lato il volume alto aiuta la mente ad pensare in astratto, quando si tratta di studio e concentrazione è meglio attenersi a volumi bassi o moderati, quanto basta per coprire i rumori di sottofondo.

La playlist migliore

Siamo sicuri che abbiate già una playlist pronta per lo studio, ma vogliamo contribuire con alcuni brani che rispecchiano perfettamente i criteri di cui abbiamo parlato, e che potrebbero darvi una mano per studiare e lavorare concentrati.

  1. The xx: Intro
    2 .Sigur Ross: Takk
    3. Deadmau5: Snowcone
    4. Mozart: Moonlight Sonata
    5. Boards of Canada: Reach for the Dead
    6. M83: Midnight City
    7. Moods: Love is Real
    8. Kygo: ID
    9. Jerry Folk: Money
    10. A Tribe Called Quest: Electric Relaxation

Preferite le colonne sonore dei film e dei videogame? Ecco qui le più belle:

  1. The Lord of the Rings: Sound of the Shire
    2. Skyrim: Dragonborn Theme
    3. Grand Budapest Hotel: (all of it)
    4. Darksiders II: The Maker’s Theme
    5. Pokemon: Pallet Town
    6. World of Warcraft: Stormwind Theme
    7. Halo 2: Unforgotten
    8. World of Warcraft: Seasons of War
    9. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
    10. How to Train Your Dragon: Test Drive

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November is one of the most glorious months of the year! It is during this time of jubilant holidays we get to escape from work and school, and with Christmas bonuses we are encouraged to think about others and bless them instead of thinking only about ourselves. We see our favorite bell ringers and hear about all of the great work that is being done all around the world for those who are living without basic necessities. It is a joyous time for humanity to come together and celebrate life! And yet for some people, this time of the year has the opposite effect, and they are filled with dread because they shudder at any opportunity to give their money away. Instead of taking joy in the season of giving, they clench their fist tightly around their money and grumble. For these people, tithing is agony, giving is a veritable apocalypse and missions is Armageddon itself.

This kind of giving fear never seems to be connected to the lottery or casinos, both of which depend on people's faith not in God but in luck and chance. Instead of "agony" and "apocalypse," the world uses :"amazing," "astonishing," "awesome" and "awe-inspiring," power words to describe the $1 billion lottery jackpot. If the world can muster the faith to trust a gamble, why can't God's people trust Him to make good on His infinite promise to provide for their needs and to bless them abundantly?

The kingdom of God is full of people of light, love and life. We are the children of His promises, which include abundant living. His track record of faithfulness to carry out His Word stretches back millennia. And yet stinginess and the fear of lack is nothing new among people. Jesus addressed it head-on. He warns us, "You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money" (Luke 16:13b, NLT), and taught that "if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will commit to your trust the true riches?" (Luke 16:11, MEV). He got to the core of the matter when He declared, "for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (Matt. 6:21). Pastor Craig Groeschel puts it this way: "We give up things we love for things we love even more."

The truth is, God has money for anything He wants done, and He will channel that money through people. Trusting God with our tithing and giving opens up the windows of heaven to allow God to pour out blessings we cannot contain so that we can be a conduit for His provision. If we believe obedience to the Word of the living God can allow us to conquer any adversary; if we believe that being filled with the Holy Spirit and praying faith-filled prayers have the power to change nations, open up doors that no man can shut and release us to be God's witness to the ends of the world; and if we truly desire to live a life of epic, excellent and exciting power, we must understand what the Word of God has to say about giving. Then we must do what it tells us to do.

It is up to us to share with the world the power that can be gained through trusting Jesus Christ, God's Word and the Holy Spirit. But it is also up to us as leaders, servants, pastors and evangelists to correct people's misperceptions about giving. People may have chosen to block out the Word of God and all that it can offer their life simply because someone in the past presented the idea of tithing in a negative way. There are actual people in the world today who believe all God wants is their money and that there is nothing else for them in Jesus Christ or the church. We must be the ones to help eliminate this lie from the world and help people to understand the true nature and power of God's Word. God is not trying to take away from people; He is trying to open people up so He can bless their lives far beyond measure.

This season, it is also up to teach our congregations the importance of a heart-attitude that trusts God enough to love and bless those who are in need freely, as well as tithe into His kingdom. As we present the Word of God, let us be mindful of the power of our words and the effect they can have on people's perception of God. We must present tithing in appropriate terms. We must present salvation in appropriate ways. We must model for them that when we create a lifestyle of helping others to be blessed by God, He shall bless us in the process! As Proverbs 11:25b (NLT) says, "Those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed."

Be refreshed, be renewed and be blessed.

You are beautiful; I see Jesus in you.

Have an awesome week! {eoa}

Mikel French has challenged spiritual awakening all across America, where many celebrations extended into multiple weeks, and has conducted celebrations in France, Sweden, Russia, Romania, Poland, Ukraine, Moldova, Serbia, Germany, South Africa, Malawi, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Haiti, Japan, Singapore, India and Thailand. He conducted an outreach celebration in Manila, Philippines, reaching 200,000 teenagers with the Book of Hope. Through the generous support of partners, he has presented the message of Jesus Christ to millions of people in the nation of Russia through televised citywide soul-winning celebrations. Mikel considers it an honor to assist in conducting the annual pastor's conference, where thousands of pastors from Russia's 11 time zones come for training, teaching and equipping. Mikel and his wife, Marsha, reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


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          MEDICA 2018: Maisense zeigt intelligentes Cardio Monitoring      Cache   Translate Page      

Intelligentes Cardio Monitoring mit Maisense Freescan München, 07. November 2018 – Maisense, ein erfolgreiches taiwanesisches Startup, das sich der Schlaganfallprävention widmet, stellt vom 12. bis 15. November auf der MEDICA 2018 in Düsseldorf seine AI-basierte „Freescan“-Lösung vor. Interessenten finden den […]

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          Maisense to Showcase Smart Cardio Monitoring Solution at MEDICA 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

Smart Cardio Monitoring with Maisense Freescan Hsinchu, Taiwan Nov 7th, 2018 – Maisense, an innovative startup, devoted to stroke prevention, announced its attendance at the MEDICA 2018, in Düsseldorf, Germany from November 12th to 15th. Besides showcasing its solution on […]

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          The Weekender: November 8 to 11      Cache   Translate Page      
Tasty Pot “Eat Well, Live Well” is the mantra behind this national chain known for Taiwanese hot-pot soups and milk teas. Tasty Pot has just opened its first restaurant on the East Coast, in Allston. Its famous hot-pot soups are customizable, with spice levels ranging from no spice to “flaming spicy,” and a choice between […]
          Comment on China Confronts Something Far Worse Than A Recession – Bank of America by Emma Muhleman, CFA, CPA      Cache   Translate Page      
Perhaps ValueWalk should fire BofA or require they impose some stronger diligence and review processes before publishing utter nonsense - you are making what was once a reputable website look like a third-rate blog for retail investors who might have read a clip from the Wall Street Journal or the Economist once or twice, but didn't have the attention or care to read the actual article. For now I'll take it easy on him as I simply don't have time to address the masses of inaccuracies he's made throughout this entire piece. So we'll start with the first obvious misstatement of fact: "Remember, modern-day China grew up and prospered in the western liberal order the administration appears to be bent on dismantling. Prior to the administration, America’s approach to China was grounded in the belief that as China prospered and flourished, as millions more people achieved middle-class status, China would become more like the U.S.—or more liberal and pluralistic." WAKE-UP, SLICK: modern-day China grew up under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping, not Xi Jinping or Li Keqiang (the "modern day" KGB). Deng Xiaoping led with a strategy and pursued it well; his motto was to build things better than others and continue to surpass the rest of the world, but to do so quietly. Suppose Monsanto were to (pre-Bayer) have gone and stolen all the R&D and IPR behind competitors Dow & DuPont's genomics and biotech seed traits. How wise would it be if Monsanto went back to the headquarters with the new, stolen technologies and announced to the world it would soon become the preeminent leader in agriculture biotech for decades to follow. Not so wise, is it? That's what Xi Jinping has done, and it has alerted his trading partners and rivals and "friends" alike across the globe, from Australia to Taiwan to Malaysia to Pakistan, the United States, Mexico, Germany and Western Europe and many others. THIS IS THE CHINA THAT PROSPERED IN THE "WESTERN LIBERAL ORDER" - VERY DIFFERENT from the authoritarian regime that currently rules at the expense of its citizens, and occasionally shows up at Davos to spew some "globalization" bull isht before rushing back to Beijing to ensure the capital controls are still on tight - after all, any more money makes its way out and everyone will learn: THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES. Mr. Joe Quinlan, who works as the Head of Market Strategy for BofA's Global Wealth and Investment Management team either is utterly clueless and writes as a parrot after reading a few articles from a select few websites or he does not have you, the investor, in his best interest. Perhaps he seeks to aid the team at BofA on the banking side, after all, in the first half of this year China reported a current account DEFICIT. This is at a time when the nation's foreign exchange reserves are on the brink of violating IMF minimum reserve adequacy requirements according to Article IV. They say, "a bad debt is never a bad debt as long as you're still rolling it over." Unfortunately for China, the first negative current account (reported in the first half of this year) in over two decades or so puts the Communist Party in a perilous position. In spite of a desperate need for U.S. dollars to inject into the banks to cover up the unprecedented ponzi that's been carried out over the last decade, preventing the holes from showing and cracks from breaking, the current account has and will continue to grow deeper into the deficit territory -- that is, until the Communists ratchet back all citizens rights to travel or spend abroad, period. Long story short, Beijing no longer has the ability to hide a banking system that's built on sand (it's literally and I kid you not a complete sham). With recorded liabilities of US$50 trillion, not in RMB, but USD terms, bank liabilities inside China alone equal over 62.5% of total WORLD GDP. We worry about the United States with debts at 105% of its own GDP. Well check this: China's bank liabilities are over 400% of the country's GDP (and it's GDP is inflated to boot). Back to the Author's foolish claims: The Chinese Communist Party (CCP), led by dictator and authoritarian Xi Jinping and fellow gangster Li Keqian, are nothing short of terrorist thieves exploiting a country of almost 1.4 billion hardworking citizens. Under Xi and Li, the CCP has implemented a countrywide surveillance system to enable the imposition of social credit scores assigned to each citizen. Do as much as litter and risk being cut-off from the nation's railway systems. The social credit score dictates every facet of a citizen's life, including whether they're granted the right to travel or leave the country; whether they can utilize the nation's banking system (which robs them blind, they just don't know the extent of it yet); whether their children can access the schooling system. If you want freedom in China, the closest you will get it complete censorship and brainwashing, you certainly cannot exercise free speech, but you can stay alive and out of jail - away from the "internment camps" where you are likely to "vanish" in true CCP fashion - but you musn't express any religious leanings (think about the more Tibetans) whatsoever and must always speak highly of and kowtow to the leader, the leader of the world, the Sun, Xi Jinping. Outward expression of religious freedom is strictly condemned and the Communists handle those who dare to show their cultural background are swiftly handled: Xi has made the CCP's position on this clear as day after arresting over 1 million Uighurs and holding them against their will in what Beijing likes to call "Internment" (ahem) Concentration Camps, where they're starved for days and beaten repeatedly, forced to hail Xi Jinping and denounce any other religious power. Most, unfortunately, never make it back from these camps to see the light of day. Since when did it become acceptable to do business with nations that do renditions on state enemies all across Asia, yet one incident in Saudi Arabia makes headline news for days. How is it that all these innocent people can simply be ignored??? Their families fear speaking to the issue, as the Communists have made it clear they too will be killed. allow China to do renditions on state enemies across the Pacific and continue to do any business with the nation. He is completely clueless as to the evolution of the relationship between the United States and China, let alone the relationship between China and Western Europe, in addition to the many emerging nations China has attempted to envelope under the guise of open arms and outreach (seeking to build ports in places known to have significant gold and other critical resources under the ground and others with direct access to major global waterways central to international trade and naval operation/defense) Africa, Pakistan, Malaysia, Taiwan, the list continues), acting as though the goal was to help these nations develop, similar to the way China has (i.e. in a terribly corrupt, utterly reckless way) thus to write an article with so many false statements and other inclinations that reveal just how clueless he isfor that matter Western Europe as well relative to China over the past several decades, and haven't a clue what is going on. First, he quotes:
          Server - Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle - West Vancouver, BC      Cache   Translate Page      
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          線上遊戲《天涯明月刀》今日起正式公測 一同抗衡青龍會的暴行      Cache   Translate Page      
  由騰訊旗下開發商北極光工作室研發、NEXON TAIWAN 代理的大型線上多人遊戲《天涯明月刀》於今(7)日正式在台港澳公測上線,同步釋出宣傳影片。     《天涯明月刀》遊戲以古龍同名小說為改編,將小說原著人物還原遊戲中並重現小說中各式經典武俠招式。故事背景是在白玉京失蹤後的武俠生態,為了抗衡被....
          Tak Sesuai Harapan, Apple Kurangi Produksi iPhone XR      Cache   Translate Page      

Liputan6.com, Jakarta - Sambutan publik terhadap iPhone XR ternyata sesuai prediksi banyak pihak. iPhone terbaru yang dibanderol paling murah tersebut nyatanya tidak mendapat respons positif dari publik.

Akibatnya, seperti dilaporkan Nikkei Asian Review, produksi iPhone XR mulai dikurangi. Dikutip dari Phone Arena, Rabu (6/11/2018), Foxconn sebagai rekanan manufaktur diminta untuk mengurangi lini produksi.

Awalnya, perusahaan manufaktur asal Tiongkok itu diminta untuk menjalankan setidaknya 60 production lines. Namun, perusahaan kini hanya menjalankan 45 production lines.

Tak berbeda jauh, Pegatron mitra utama Apple juga dilaporkan telah menangguhkan rencana untuk meningkatkan produksi iPhone XR. Menurut sumber terkait, Pegatron kini hanya menunggu instruksi lebih lanjut dari Apple soal produksi iPhone XR.

Terakhir, perusahaan Wistron yang disebut-sebut akan bergabung untuk menambah jumlah produksi iPhone dipastikan batal. Dengan kata lain, perusahaan asal Taiwan itu tidak akan diminta untuk menambah lini produksi iPhone XR untuk akhir tahun.

Kondisi ini sudah diprediksi oleh beberapa mitra penyuplai Apple. Sejumlah mitra penyuplai Apple dilaporkan khawatir pesanan iPhone XR akan melemah dalam waktu singkat.

Pengaruh Penurunan Produksi iPhone XR

CEO Aplle Tim Cook dan Apple chief design officer Jonathan Ive melihat produk baru Apple di Apple Headquarters, Cupertino, California (12/9). Tiga iPhone terbaru Apple tersebut merupakan penerus dari iPhone X. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Sekadar informasi, tidak hanya Apple, penurunan produksi iPhone XR juga akan berdampak pada penghasilan para mitranya. TSMC, misalnya, kemungkinan akan mengumuman pendapatan lebih rendah dari ekspektasi pada kuartal IV 2018.

Seperti diketahui. TSMC memproduksi chip A12 untuk iPhone 2018, dan juga telah dipilih sebagai manufaktur eksklusif A13 untuk iPhone 2019.

Selain itu, Largan Precision yang membuat lensa kamera, diprediksi akan membukukan penurunan pengapalan pada Oktober dan lebih rendah pada November 2018. Estimasi untuk Desember masih belum jelas.

iPhone XR merupakan iPhone baru dengan harga paling murah pada tahun ini. Harga jualnya mulai dari US$ 749 di Amerika Serikat (AS), dan pengapalannya di berbagai negara digelar pada 26 Oktober 2018.

Padahal, Apple meyakini iPhone XR akan mencetak penjualan yang memuaskan. Oleh sebab itu, perusaahaan pun dilaporkan sudah meningkatkan produksi iPhone XR, meski pre-order belum digelar.

Salah satu alasan optimisme Apple terhadap penjualan iPhone XR, mengingat harganya lebih rendah daripada seri XS. Kendati demikian, ada beberapa perbedaan spesifikasi antara XR dan XS.

Penjualan iPhone XR

Pengunjung mencoba iPhone XR saat peluncuran produk baru Apple di Apple Headquarters, Cupertino, California (12/9). iPhone XR dapat dipesan per 19 Oktober di beberapa negara dan mulai tersedia pada 26 Oktober 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Apple memulai pre-order iPhone XR pada 19 Oktober 2018. Konsumen yang tertarik bisa melakukan pre-order melalui berbagai jalur, termasuk Apple.com dan aplikasi Apple Store.

Apple menjelaskan rincian pre-order iPhone XR, termasuk harga dan tanggal peluncuran di berbagai negara.

Berikut rincian harga jualnya:

iPhone XR 64GB: US$ 749 atau berkisar Rp 11, 3 juta

iPhone XR 128GB: US$ 799 atau berkisar Rp 12 jutaan

iPhone XR 256GB: U$ 899 atau berkisar Rp 13,6 juta

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          #3010: Vedan Wei Wei Premium Noodle With Braised Beef – Taiwan      Cache   Translate Page      

This one comes by way of a reader from Taiwan who visited t he Philippines and saw this and a spicy version there. This is most definitely an export version. First, lots of English text. Now, you’ll never see this in the United States as it does contain beef. Casn’t go wrong with braised beef […]

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          Top Scenario: E-Beam Accelerators Market by Key Vendors: IBA, Wasik Associates, Iotron, Vivirad Group 2018-2025      Cache   Translate Page      

Brooklyn, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/06/2018 -- Qyresearchreports include new market research report E-beam Accelerators to its huge collection of research reports.

The development of the global E-beam Accelerators market is formed by a varying extent of common and worldwide factors and patterns, and the clear record of which shapes the focal point of the report. The examination presents all the learning into various upgrades, perceives completely open entryways, and offers a detailed investigation of the components affecting the development of market. The sweeping record on the global E-beam Accelerators market fuses an assessment of the prevalent working and macroeconomic condition in various regions. It includes the present changes in regulatory ways and surveys their impact on rising theory patterns. The examination explores genuine creative work practices in various regions and their wide impact on developing and developed nations of organization in the global E-beam Accelerators market.

Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue (million USD), market share and growth rate of E-beam Accelerators in these regions, from 2013 to 2025 (forecast), covering
United States
EU
China
Japan
South Korea
Taiwan

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Global E-beam Accelerators market competition by top manufacturers, with production, price, revenue (value) and market share for each manufacturer; the top players including
IBA (Belgium)
Wasik Associates (US)
Jiangsu Dasheng Electron Accelerator (China)
Iotron (Canada)
Vivirad Group (France)
...

Table of Contents

1 E-beam Accelerators Market Overview
1.1 Product Overview and Scope of E-beam Accelerators
1.2 E-beam Accelerators Segment by Type (Product Category)
1.2.1 Global E-beam Accelerators Production and CAGR (%) Comparison by Type (Product Category)(2013-2025)
1.2.2 Global E-beam Accelerators Production Market Share by Type (Product Category) in 2017
1.2.3 Linear Accelerator
1.2.4 Circular Movement Accelerator
1.3 Global E-beam Accelerators Segment by Application
1.3.1 E-beam Accelerators Consumption (Sales) Comparison by Application (2013-2025)
1.3.2 Medical & Food Industry
1.3.3 Industrial
1.3.4 Scientific Research
1.3.5 Other

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2 Global E-beam Accelerators Market Competition by Manufacturers
2.1 Global E-beam Accelerators Capacity, Production and Share by Manufacturers (2013-2018)
2.1.1 Global E-beam Accelerators Capacity and Share by Manufacturers (2013-2018)
2.1.2 Global E-beam Accelerators Production and Share by Manufacturers (2013-2018)
2.2 Global E-beam Accelerators Revenue and Share by Manufacturers (2013-2018)
2.3 Global E-beam Accelerators Average Price by Manufacturers (2013-2018)
2.4 Manufacturers E-beam Accelerators Manufacturing Base Distribution, Sales Area and Product Type
2.5 E-beam Accelerators Market Competitive Situation and Trends
2.5.1 E-beam Accelerators Market Concentration Rate
2.5.2 E-beam Accelerators Market Share of Top 3 and Top 5 Manufacturers
2.5.3 Mergers & Acquisitions, Expansion

3 Global E-beam Accelerators Capacity, Production, Revenue (Value) by Region (2013-2018)
3.1 Global E-beam Accelerators Capacity and Market Share by Region (2013-2018)
3.2 Global E-beam Accelerators Production and Market Share by Region (2013-2018)
3.3 Global E-beam Accelerators Revenue (Value) and Market Share by Region (2013-2018)
3.4 Global E-beam Accelerators Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2013-2018)
3.5 United States E-beam Accelerators Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2013-2018)
3.6 EU E-beam Accelerators Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2013-2018)
...

List of Tables and Figures

Figure Picture of E-beam Accelerators
Figure Global E-beam Accelerators Production (K Units) and CAGR (%) Comparison by Types (Product Category) (2013-2025)
Figure Global E-beam Accelerators Production Market Share by Types (Product Category) in 2017
Figure Product Picture of Linear Accelerator
Table Major Manufacturers of Linear Accelerator
Figure Product Picture of Circular Movement Accelerator
Table Major Manufacturers of Circular Movement Accelerator
Figure Global E-beam Accelerators Consumption (K Units) by Applications (2013-2025)
Figure Global E-beam Accelerators Consumption Market Share by Applications in 2017
Figure Medical & Food Industry Examples
Table Key Downstream Customer in Medical & Food Industry
Figure Industrial Examples
Table Key Downstream Customer in Industrial
Figure Scientific Research Examples
Table Key Downstream Customer in Scientific Research
Figure Other Examples
Table Key Downstream Customer in Other
Figure Global E-beam Accelerators Market Size (Million USD), Comparison (K Units) and CAGR (%) by Regions (2013-2025)
Figure United States E-beam Accelerators Revenue (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2013-2025)
Figure EU E-beam Accelerators Revenue (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2013-2025)
...

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          The Safety Dance       Cache   Translate Page      
Taiwanese international airline, EVA Air, introduced an unusual choreographed safety video earlier this year. EVA describes the video as "a work of art that’s as captivating as it is informative." You decide.



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          Tak Sesuai Harapan, Apple Kurangi Produksi iPhone XR      Cache   Translate Page      

Liputan6.com, Jakarta - Sambutan publik terhadap iPhone XR ternyata sesuai prediksi banyak pihak. iPhone terbaru yang dibanderol paling murah tersebut nyatanya tidak mendapat respons positif dari publik.

Akibatnya, seperti dilaporkan Nikkei Asian Review, produksi iPhone XR mulai dikurangi. Dikutip dari Phone Arena, Rabu (6/11/2018), Foxconn sebagai rekanan manufaktur diminta untuk mengurangi lini produksi.

Awalnya, perusahaan manufaktur asal Tiongkok itu diminta untuk menjalankan setidaknya 60 production lines. Namun, perusahaan kini hanya menjalankan 45 production lines.

Tak berbeda jauh, Pegatron mitra utama Apple juga dilaporkan telah menangguhkan rencana untuk meningkatkan produksi iPhone XR. Menurut sumber terkait, Pegatron kini hanya menunggu instruksi lebih lanjut dari Apple soal produksi iPhone XR.

Terakhir, perusahaan Wistron yang disebut-sebut akan bergabung untuk menambah jumlah produksi iPhone dipastikan batal. Dengan kata lain, perusahaan asal Taiwan itu tidak akan diminta untuk menambah lini produksi iPhone XR untuk akhir tahun.

Kondisi ini sudah diprediksi oleh beberapa mitra penyuplai Apple. Sejumlah mitra penyuplai Apple dilaporkan khawatir pesanan iPhone XR akan melemah dalam waktu singkat.

Pengaruh Penurunan Produksi iPhone XR

CEO Aplle Tim Cook dan Apple chief design officer Jonathan Ive melihat produk baru Apple di Apple Headquarters, Cupertino, California (12/9). Tiga iPhone terbaru Apple tersebut merupakan penerus dari iPhone X. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Sekadar informasi, tidak hanya Apple, penurunan produksi iPhone XR juga akan berdampak pada penghasilan para mitranya. TSMC, misalnya, kemungkinan akan mengumuman pendapatan lebih rendah dari ekspektasi pada kuartal IV 2018.

Seperti diketahui. TSMC memproduksi chip A12 untuk iPhone 2018, dan juga telah dipilih sebagai manufaktur eksklusif A13 untuk iPhone 2019.

Selain itu, Largan Precision yang membuat lensa kamera, diprediksi akan membukukan penurunan pengapalan pada Oktober dan lebih rendah pada November 2018. Estimasi untuk Desember masih belum jelas.

iPhone XR merupakan iPhone baru dengan harga paling murah pada tahun ini. Harga jualnya mulai dari US$ 749 di Amerika Serikat (AS), dan pengapalannya di berbagai negara digelar pada 26 Oktober 2018.

Padahal, Apple meyakini iPhone XR akan mencetak penjualan yang memuaskan. Oleh sebab itu, perusaahaan pun dilaporkan sudah meningkatkan produksi iPhone XR, meski pre-order belum digelar.

Salah satu alasan optimisme Apple terhadap penjualan iPhone XR, mengingat harganya lebih rendah daripada seri XS. Kendati demikian, ada beberapa perbedaan spesifikasi antara XR dan XS.

Penjualan iPhone XR

Pengunjung mencoba iPhone XR saat peluncuran produk baru Apple di Apple Headquarters, Cupertino, California (12/9). iPhone XR dapat dipesan per 19 Oktober di beberapa negara dan mulai tersedia pada 26 Oktober 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Apple memulai pre-order iPhone XR pada 19 Oktober 2018. Konsumen yang tertarik bisa melakukan pre-order melalui berbagai jalur, termasuk Apple.com dan aplikasi Apple Store.

Apple menjelaskan rincian pre-order iPhone XR, termasuk harga dan tanggal peluncuran di berbagai negara.

Berikut rincian harga jualnya:

iPhone XR 64GB: US$ 749 atau berkisar Rp 11, 3 juta

iPhone XR 128GB: US$ 799 atau berkisar Rp 12 jutaan

iPhone XR 256GB: U$ 899 atau berkisar Rp 13,6 juta

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          Christine Douglass-Williams, Jihad Watch: Saudi Arabia the worst country for atheists, followed by nine other Muslim countries      Cache   Translate Page      

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Saudi Arabia the worst country for atheists, followed by nine other Muslim countries


The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) released “its seventh annual Freedom of Thought Report at the U.N. General Assembly in New York City.” It listed the 10 best and the 10 worst countries for atheists.
The US ranked among the best, while Muslim countries, and particularly Sharia states, were the worst. No surprise there.
Belgium, the Netherlands, and Taiwan shared the No. 1 spot in the Top 10 best countries for nonreligious people list, followed by France, Japan, Nauru, São Tomé and Príncipe, Norway, the United States, and Saint Kitts and Nevis. Saudi Arabia was identified as the worst country for atheists, followed by Iran, Afghanistan, Maldives, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Mauritania, Malaysia, Sudan, and Brunei.
The IHEU report was in effect, a test of the tolerance of the citizens of various countries worldwide. Let’s keep in mind, meanwhile, that fascists deem freedom of thought and freedom of speech to be threatening to their rule. As we hear tale-bearers in Western societies incessantly tout “diversity,” “multiculturalism,” “tolerance,” and wide-open immigration policies, one wonders if they themselves actually believe what they are saying, since they routinely embrace the worst elements of humanity — those who in fact flatly reject “diversity” and are defiantly intolerant. As a result, Western societies are in grave danger of losing their status as havens of tolerance, pluralism, and freedom, thanks to globalists who think that migrants from the most intolerant nations will magically integrate, give up their faith in the Sharia, and accept Judeo-Christian values as their new norm.
What was the purpose of the study? And what will Western policymakers and so-called human rights activists actually do about it, if anything? The results of this study will likely lead to nowhere. The willfully blind will continue to promote their fanciful utopian worldview and blame truth-tellers for trying to wake people up.
“Top 10 Best, Worst Countries for Atheists Ranked: USA Among Best, Islamic Regimes the Worst,” by Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post, October 30, 2018:
A secular watchdog group has ranked the best and worst countries for atheists and non-religious people, finding the United States to be among the best, with Islamic regimes making up the worst.
The International Humanist and Ethical Union released on Monday its seventh annual Freedom of Thought Report at the U.N. General Assembly in New York City, which for the first time included national rankings.
“This is a world’s first. For the first time our report will show, with authority and accuracy, the discrimination faced by people around the world because of their nonreligious beliefs. This report paints a dark picture, with significant discrimination faced by our nonreligious friends and colleagues around the world,” said Andrew Copson, president of the IHEU.
“At a time of growing nationalism, we continue to see those who are brave enough to criticize and critique conservative religious leaders demonized as ‘unpatriotic’ and ‘subversive,'” he added.
The rankings included considerations such as the approach to religious freedom by governments, as well as educational, societal, and freedom of expression issues.
Belgium, the Netherlands, and Taiwan shared the No. 1 spot in the Top 10 best countries for nonreligious people list, followed by France, Japan, Nauru, São Tomé and Príncipe, Norway, the United States, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.
Saudi Arabia was identified as the worst country for atheists, followed by Iran, Afghanistan, Maldives, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Mauritania, Malaysia, Sudan, and Brunei.
“In the worst spot, Saudi Arabia comes into particular criticism for a 2014 law defining the ‘promotion of atheist thought in any form’ as terrorism, and for the prosecution of liberal activists and campaigners generally, including a death sentence handed down in 2017 for an alleged ‘apostate,’ Ahmad Al-Shamri, on the accusation of atheism,” IHEU noted….

Christine Douglass-Williams
Christine Douglass-Williams is a nine-time international award-winning broadcast journalist and author of the book The Challenge of Modernizing IslamShe is a former Director with the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, appointed by the Harper Conservative government, but terminated by the Trudeau government for her writings against political Islam on Jihad Watch. She was also an advisor to the Conservative Government’s Office of Religious Freedom, shut down by the Trudeau Liberal government.
To book Christine Douglass-Williams to speak, write to AntiJihad37@gmail.com.
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Before it’s too late for Western Europe and the United States, which gave birth to the traditions of freedom and equality of rights for all that shine today as lights in the entire world, this must be stopped. Therefore Jihad Watch seeks to bring public attention to:
  • The plight of the dhimmis, an immense but almost completely ignored ongoing scandal that continues in Muslim countries today;
  • The plight of women under Sharia provisions, similar to conditions imposed on dhimmis, in the denial of equal rights and dignity;
  • Slavery in Islamic lands, which continues today, justified by Sharia-‘s dhimmi codes;
  • The integral role of jihad and dhimmitude ideology in global terrorism today;
  • The license that academic and journalistic whitewashes of dhimmitude gives to radical jihadist enemies of human rights for all.
Jihad Watch fights to ensure that deeds done in the darkness for so long will not continue to be done. The light of world attention is anathema to the proponents of jihad and dhimmitude: we have seen in recent years that women sentenced to stoning for adultery, often victims of rape unjustly accused thanks to Sharia laws disallowing rape victims’ testimony, were freed following international outcry. Jihad Watch seeks to provoke similar, continuous and increasing outcry wherever and whenever the Sharia’s institutionalized injustices threaten dhimmis and women.

May the truth prevail.

          U.S. Renews Sanctions On Iran But Exempts 8 Oil Importers, Including China And Japan      Cache   Translate Page      
Updated at 11:45 a.m. ET The U.S. has officially imposed what the Trump administration calls the "toughest ever" sanctions on Iran, meant to curb Tehran's nuclear and missile programs and contain its growing influence in the Middle East. The sanctions are essentially the same ones lifted by the nuclear deal reached during the Obama administration. However, the U.S. quickly exempted several of the world's largest economies, including China, Japan and India. "The Iranian regime has a choice," U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said as he detailed the sanctions on Monday. "It can either do a 180-degree turn from its current course of action and act like a normal country, or it can see its economy crumble." The waivers issued to eight nations — China, India, Italy, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey — allow those countries to continue buying Iranian oil without consequences. Pompeo called them "temporary" exemptions that would help "ensure a well-supplied oil market." Several
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          M-Benz X-ClassX²車色套裝讓你的皮卡人生不再只有黑白銀 100多種車色 看你要怎麼色都可以|InCar癮車報      Cache   Translate Page      

白色,黑色和銀色可能是現今汽車消費者,尤其是國內的汽車消費者最愛選擇的車色,但總有一些人像小編一樣,希望自已的愛車看起來更有特色。而這群人現在是Mercedes-Benz(賓士)鎖定的目標人群。這家德國汽車製造廠商現在為他們最新的Pickup推出了稱為X²的全新車色塗裝套件,在德國售價從4165歐元起跳。

 

Mercedes-Benz為X-Class所推出的X²車色套裝有100多種顏色可供消費車選擇,例如粉紅色,藍綠色,亮綠色和紫色等超多顏色。因此,依照個人的喜好,基本上任何顏色都可以應用於Mercedes-Benz的首款皮卡 - X-Class外觀上。

此外,Mercedes-Benz X²車色套裝還提供了車門下緣的條紋貼紙,這個貼紙需再額外支付2,368歐元。車主也可以自已選購其它配備,例如有色後玻璃窗,登車踏板,不同顏色的前後徽章,後斗隔板,後斗蓋以及後斗置物箱等配備來設計自已的車。

Mercedes-Benz還為X-Class提供了一組越野套件,這個套件包括有一組加高的懸吊以及18英寸鋁合金輪圏(265/60輪胎)。不過上述的部份升級僅限於X250d 4Matic(德國售價47,190歐元)和X350d 4Matic(德國售價53,490歐元)。











 

 

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          動能節能再進化 Mazda6 Wagon SKY-D 精鍊登場|InCar癮車報      Cache   Translate Page      

 

為了滿足追求更高性能水準的車主需求,並完美體現歡慶每秒駕馭感動的精神,台灣馬自達汽車將豐富今年甫上市的Mazda6整體車系編成,宣布推出性能再進化之SKYACTIV-D柴油動力車款。Mazda6 Wagon SKY-D將以建議售價新台幣145萬元展開接單,並採接單生產方式,依生產排程,預計於2019年三月開始交車。

Mazda6 Wagon所搭載的性能再進化之SKYACTIV-D柴油引擎,採用二階段開啟之雙渦輪增壓系統,並導入可變葉片幾何渦輪增壓技術,使馬力大幅增加至190ps,而扭力亦提高至45.9kgm,為同級最佳表現。行駛性能的強化,提升車輛由低速到高速的順暢線性反應,並提供後勁十足的加速性。此外,運用超高回饋多孔壓電噴油嘴,以多段及高壓方式供應大量且精細的燃料噴射,有效地改善日常駕駛時的油耗表現。藉由搭配SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS車輛動態管理系統的技術核心: G-Vectoring Control G力導引控制技術,將駕駛人的操控意念精準轉化為線性流暢的車輛反應,並於不同狀況下提升車輛的轉向反應性及穩定性,完美實現MAZDA「人馬一体」的駕馭感受。

 

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TAIPEI, Taiwan, Nov. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Acer Inc. (TWSE: 2353) announced today its financial results for Q3 2018: consolidated revenues were NT$65.33 billion, growing 7.8% year-on-year; gross profits were NT$6.89 billion with 10.6% margin; operating income was NT$1.17 billion,...


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          Taiwan's 70-year-old Pokemon GO fan ditches his bike rig for a full-body setup      Cache   Translate Page      

Do you remember Chen San Yuan, the 70 year old man who set up a rig for his bike that let him play multiple versions of Pokemon GO at once? Yuan has decided to ditch the bike and upgrade his rig completely. Now he has a full-body setup that lets him walk around with 12 different phones, all so he can play Pokemon GO! The setup even includes a backpack full of batteries to keep his phones juiced all day long!


          Lugares incríveis que foram abandonados      Cache   Translate Page      
Lugares abandonados e coisas do passado me fascinam. Eles possuem um aspecto misterioso em sua maioria, e alguns poderiam até ser cenários de filmes de terror.


Hoje trazemos imagens de cidades fantasma e prédios em desuso / parques de diversões, que foram abandonados por motivos desconhecidos. Alguns aparentarem ser mal assombrados e outras coisas do tipo, mas mesmo assim possuem seus encantos, mesmo sendo assustadores.

1 – Prédio abandonado na Bélgica

2 – Częstochowa, estação de trem abandonada na Polônia

3 – Floresta Nacional Taipingshan, Taiwan

4 – Ponte de madeira quebrada, Pitsburgo

5 – Um hotel inacabado que assombra uma costa espanhola

6 – Parque de diversões Six Flags, Nova Orleans

7 – Piscina abandonada da Universidade de Rochester, Nova York, Estados Unidos

8 – Parque aquático abandonado na Rússia

9 – Província Hubei, China

10 – Dadipark – um parque com mortes misteriosas, em Dadizele, Bélgica

11 – Parque de diversões abandonado no Japão

12 – Restos de uma antiga montanha-russa tomada pelas marés

 13 – Kadykchan, Rússia

14 – Cidade murada de Kowloon, Hong Kong

15 – Ilha Hashima, Japão

16 – Casas OVNI de Sanzhi, Taiwan

17 – Parque de diversões abandonado em Dunaújváros, Hungria

18 – O Hotel Del Salto, na Colômbia, poderia ser uma casa de filme de terror

19 – Pista de bobsleigh dos jogos de inverno de Sarajevo

20 – Pequena ferrovia em Paris, França




          Far EasTone acquires 70% stake in Nextlink for TWD 420 million      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Asus ROG Phone komt volgende week uit voor 899 euro      Cache   Translate Page      
De Asus ROG Phone, de gamesmartphone van de Taiwanese fabrikant, komt in Nederland op 14 november uit en kost 899 euro. Het toestel wordt alleen via provider Vodafone aangeboden, zowel los als in combinatie met een abonnement.
          Qualcomm deberá licenciar sus patentes de módems a la competencia, incluyendo a Intel       Cache   Translate Page      

Qualcomm deberá licenciar sus patentes de módems a la competencia, incluyendo a Intel #source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Qualcomm tiene decenas de frentes abiertos con la justicia por todo el globo, con casos pendientes en Corea del Sur, Taiwan, Europa y China y ahora es la corte federal estadounidense la que le ha otorgado una derrota estratégica importante: deberá permitir licenciar sus patentes de módems a la competencia.

La decisión forma parte de un proceso para determinar si Qualcomm usó prácticas anticompetitivas para mantener el monopolio en módems para smartphones, para lo cual todavía no hay veredicto. En lo que sí se ha pronunciado el tribunal es en si Qualcomm necesita otorgar licencias de patentes esenciales estándar a los competidores.

Para ser esencial necesita estar al alcance de todos

Las patentes esenciales de estándares (a veces abreviadas SEP) son aquellas que se consideran necesarias para cumplir con un estándar tecnológico. Por su condición, se requiere que se otorguen licencias para las patentes a otras compañías de modo que se pueda cumplir con el estándar. Y dichas licencias se deben ofrecer de modo justo, razonable y no discriminatorio.

Es aquí donde, según la Corte Federal, tras revisar los contratos ha determinado que Qualcomm no estaba cumpliendo las condiciones por las cuales se le había otorgado la patente (licenciarlas a todo el mundo) y adoptaba una posición que supondría "llegar a un monopolio en el mercado de módems que limitaría la competencia en dichos componentes".

A largo plazo, puede suponer mejores módems de otras compañías

Hasta ahora Qualcomm solo ofrecía estas licencias a las compañías que fabricaban smartphones y al parecer solo cuando les vendía chips directamente, pero deberá ofrecerlas también a la competencia de modo justo y no discriminatorio.

Esto son buenas noticias para Intel, cuyos módems suelen estar unos pasos por detrás tecnológicamente de los de Qualcomm.

La Comisión Federal de Comercio estadounidense también acusa a Qualcomm de cobrar una cantidad excesiva por sus licencias -algo con lo que concuerda Apple- aunque sobre este punto todavía no se han pronunciado los tribunales.

Vía | The Verge

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          The Daily Hunt: Navy Sequin Top and more!      Cache   Translate Page      
The Daily Hunt: Navy Sequin Top and more!

Did everyone have a nice weekend? We had brunch yesterday with new friends from Russia, England, and Taiwan and it was so neat to learn how we all ended up here in Seattle.

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          The world ready to help Iran circumvent US 'revolutionary' sanctions      Cache   Translate Page      
The second package of US sanctions against Iran came into effect on November 5. At the same time, eleven Iranian tankers disappeared from the international tracking system. What else can Iran come up with to circumvent the sanctions?The US sanctions against Iran prohibit purchasing Iranian oil. Washington made an exception for several countries - China, India, Italy, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey. The sanctions also prohibit the entry of tankers into Iranian ports. The chartering of Iranian ships was also prohibited. The sanctions were imposed on dollar deals between foreign banks and the Central Bank of Iran. To crown it all, Iran was banned from accessing the currency that the country keeps in foreign accounts. On November 6, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications, SWIFT, suspended several Iranian banks from accessing to its messaging system in the interests of stability and integrity of the broader global financial system.Vladimir Fitin, the head of the Center for the Near and Middle East, told Pravda.Ru that Iran has a rich experience in the struggle against sanctions. Teheran is used to living under strict economic sanctions. "When the United States decided to exit the Iran deal, the EU expressed its opposition to the sanctions, let alone China, Russia and other key Iranian partners, such as India, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan.According to Vladimir Fitin, Europe and other countries will set up new companies to circumvent the sanctions. They will be the companies that have no official affiliation with parent companies that are strongly linked to the American market. "Russia can hardly use the Iranian experience, because the West has not imposed sanctions on the Russian oil sector. Russia still insists on the need for the Iranian nuclear deal, as well as on the need to continue cooperation with Iran," the expert told Pravda.Ru. The US Treasury had imposed sanctions on more than 700 Iranian individuals and organizations, including the National Oil Company, 70 financial organizations, 50 Iranian banks, as well as Iran Air airline and 67 of its aircraft. Prior to the introduction of the second package of sanctions, Iran produced 3.5 million barrels of oil per day and exported 2.5-2.6 million barrels with China and India being its largest buyers. According to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the goal of the sanctions is to force Tehran to stop supporting Hezbollah, Hamas, insurgents in Yemen and militia in Iraq. The US also wants Iran to withdraw its troops from Syria. Meanwhile, the European Union intends to create an alternative of the SWIFT payment system for Iran to help countries buy oil from Iran bypassing US sanctions. China, for example, has its own payment system, which was put into effect in 2012.The real goal of the sanctions is plain to see: the Americans want to put pressure on the Iranian people, to orchestrate a "color revolution" in the country and topple the "anti-Zionist" regime. However, the Iranians are a consolidated nation, and they have never succumbed to external pressure in 40 years of history of the Islamic Republic of Iran. It was noted that eleven Iranian supertankers disappeared from satellite tracking systems after the announcement of the second package of sanctions - the tankers deactivated their satellite transponders.
          Spiritual Keys to Open Windows of Heaven and Receive God's Blessings      Cache   Translate Page      

November is one of the most glorious months of the year! It is during this time of jubilant holidays we get to escape from work and school, and with Christmas bonuses we are encouraged to think about others and bless them instead of thinking only about ourselves. We see our favorite bell ringers and hear about all of the great work that is being done all around the world for those who are living without basic necessities. It is a joyous time for humanity to come together and celebrate life! And yet for some people, this time of the year has the opposite effect, and they are filled with dread because they shudder at any opportunity to give their money away. Instead of taking joy in the season of giving, they clench their fist tightly around their money and grumble. For these people, tithing is agony, giving is a veritable apocalypse and missions is Armageddon itself.

This kind of giving fear never seems to be connected to the lottery or casinos, both of which depend on people's faith not in God but in luck and chance. Instead of "agony" and "apocalypse," the world uses :"amazing," "astonishing," "awesome" and "awe-inspiring," power words to describe the $1 billion lottery jackpot. If the world can muster the faith to trust a gamble, why can't God's people trust Him to make good on His infinite promise to provide for their needs and to bless them abundantly?

The kingdom of God is full of people of light, love and life. We are the children of His promises, which include abundant living. His track record of faithfulness to carry out His Word stretches back millennia. And yet stinginess and the fear of lack is nothing new among people. Jesus addressed it head-on. He warns us, "You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money" (Luke 16:13b, NLT), and taught that "if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will commit to your trust the true riches?" (Luke 16:11, MEV). He got to the core of the matter when He declared, "for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (Matt. 6:21). Pastor Craig Groeschel puts it this way: "We give up things we love for things we love even more."

The truth is, God has money for anything He wants done, and He will channel that money through people. Trusting God with our tithing and giving opens up the windows of heaven to allow God to pour out blessings we cannot contain so that we can be a conduit for His provision. If we believe obedience to the Word of the living God can allow us to conquer any adversary; if we believe that being filled with the Holy Spirit and praying faith-filled prayers have the power to change nations, open up doors that no man can shut and release us to be God's witness to the ends of the world; and if we truly desire to live a life of epic, excellent and exciting power, we must understand what the Word of God has to say about giving. Then we must do what it tells us to do.

It is up to us to share with the world the power that can be gained through trusting Jesus Christ, God's Word and the Holy Spirit. But it is also up to us as leaders, servants, pastors and evangelists to correct people's misperceptions about giving. People may have chosen to block out the Word of God and all that it can offer their life simply because someone in the past presented the idea of tithing in a negative way. There are actual people in the world today who believe all God wants is their money and that there is nothing else for them in Jesus Christ or the church. We must be the ones to help eliminate this lie from the world and help people to understand the true nature and power of God's Word. God is not trying to take away from people; He is trying to open people up so He can bless their lives far beyond measure.

This season, it is also up to teach our congregations the importance of a heart-attitude that trusts God enough to love and bless those who are in need freely, as well as tithe into His kingdom. As we present the Word of God, let us be mindful of the power of our words and the effect they can have on people's perception of God. We must present tithing in appropriate terms. We must present salvation in appropriate ways. We must model for them that when we create a lifestyle of helping others to be blessed by God, He shall bless us in the process! As Proverbs 11:25b (NLT) says, "Those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed."

Be refreshed, be renewed and be blessed.

You are beautiful; I see Jesus in you.

Have an awesome week! {eoa}

Mikel French has challenged spiritual awakening all across America, where many celebrations extended into multiple weeks, and has conducted celebrations in France, Sweden, Russia, Romania, Poland, Ukraine, Moldova, Serbia, Germany, South Africa, Malawi, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Haiti, Japan, Singapore, India and Thailand. He conducted an outreach celebration in Manila, Philippines, reaching 200,000 teenagers with the Book of Hope. Through the generous support of partners, he has presented the message of Jesus Christ to millions of people in the nation of Russia through televised citywide soul-winning celebrations. Mikel considers it an honor to assist in conducting the annual pastor's conference, where thousands of pastors from Russia's 11 time zones come for training, teaching and equipping. Mikel and his wife, Marsha, reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


          Johnson Yachts introduces new superyacht models Johnson 70 and Johnson 115 at FLIBS      Cache   Translate Page      
Taiwanese shipyard Johnson Yachts has announced two new models at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2018 - the entry-level motor yacht JOHNSON 70 and the shipyard's new flagship superyacht JOHNSON 115.
          新 iPad Pro 接 HDMI / 3.5耳機 / SD卡 / USB 一次搞定      Cache   Translate Page      

美國 Apple 公司最新推出的全螢幕 iPad Pro,除了配備 Face ID 臉部辨識外,並首次由  Lightning 改為 USB-C 多功能接口,支援 USB 3.1 Gen 2 能高效連接各種周邊配件,如外接螢幕顯示器或相機,甚至能幫 iPhone 手機充電。

雖然 USB-C 接口能讓 iPad Pro 充電、傳輸、連接配件、聽音樂和螢幕輸出一個接孔搞定。如果讓 iPad Pro 支援更多接口和設備的話,配件廠商 Hyper 為 iPad Pro 發布了一款 USB-C 接口擴展 Dock,支援的 I / O 包括 HDMI、3.5mm 耳機接口,SD / microSD 插槽,USB-A 和USB-C PD。

Hyper 推出的 iPad Pro USB-C Hub 提供深空灰和銀色兩種顏色,價格為 $99 美元。


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          Se filtra como sera el nuevo celular Asus Zenfone 6      Cache   Translate Page      

Se ha difundido en las redes un video que muestra un prototipo del proximo celular y creacion de la empresa taiwanesa Asus. Se trata nada mas y nada menos que del Zenfone 6, el cual esta previsto que...

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          Taiwan Export Growth At 4-month High       Cache   Translate Page      

Taiwan's exports grew at the fastest pace in four months during October, but imports continued to outpace that, figures from the finance ministry showed on Wednesday.

Merchandise exports grew 7.3 percent year-on-year following a 2.6 percent rise in September. The pace of growth in exports was the fastest since June, when it was 9.4 percent.

Imports jumped 17.6 percent, which was the fastest since July.

The trade surplus decreased to $3.36 billion from $5.26 billion in the same month last year.


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          Increasing Medical Excellence Accreditations to Encourage International Medical Tourism Flow, Developing Regions to Reflect Opportunities      Cache   Translate Page      

Future Market Insights delivers in-depth global market analysis and forecast in a new report titled "Medical Tourism Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2014 - 2020"

Valley Cottage, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/07/2018 -- Medical tourism is one of the most dynamically growing industries today. Considered to be the direct impact of globalisation of healthcare, medical tourism certainly exhibits strong growth potential globally. However, based on FMI's research, the market of medical tourism is expected to concentrate within most of the emerging economies of the world.

As developing nations are increasingly heading toward technological advancement and quality services in the medical and healthcare sector, the global medical tourism market is anticipated to witness robust growth over 2014-2020, predominantly in Asian countries.

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The top treatments people travel abroad for, include cancer therapy, cardiovascular surgeries, orthopaedic treatments, dentistry, cosmetic surgeries, reproductive treatments, weight loss therapies, health screenings, and medical tests and scans. In severe cases, a sizeable patient population also seeks second opinion from specialist doctors out of their countries.

Key Drivers

High treatment costs and lengthy waiting times for medical procedures, being the two major factors in driving medical tourism, are also supported by easier and cheaper international travel. While the U.K.'s population prefers to travel abroad for bypassing long waits, patients from the U.S. travel outside for availing of treatments at cheaper costs.

Medical excellence along with international accreditation are the key factors fuelling a majority of international patient flow, eventually boosting international medical tourism. Currently, over 600 medical departments and hospitals all over the globe are accredited by the U.S. Joint Commission International (JCI). The number of accredited facilities is projected to increase almost by 20% each year. This is another important driver associated with the market growth.

Developing countries, with ever-evolving innovation and demonstrable achievements in medical research are estimated to accelerate the approaching medical tourist flow over the forecast period. Growing healthcare investments by various government and private sectors are also anticipated to further bolster the market growth.

Key Restraints

However, medical tourists are highly prone to a wide variety of health risks after they return. The conditions may include TB, paratyphoid, amoebic dysentery, deep vein thrombosis, and more; usually caused due to poor post-operative care and inadequate rest. This could affect the market to some extent.

Stringent documentation processes, issues related to visa approval, and limited insurance coverage are reportedly some of the most deterring factors for the global market.

Global Medical Tourism Market: Segmentation

FMI's research on the global medical tourism market offers a six-year forecast, segmenting the market on the basis of type of medical treatment and geography.

On the basis of the type of treatment, the market is segmented into cosmetic treatment, cardiovascular treatment, fertility treatment, dental treatment, orthopaedic treatment, and other general treatments.

On the basis of geography, the market is segmented into Asia pacific, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, North America, and South America.

Regional Outlook

Some of the prominent medical tourism centres across the globe include Thailand, India, South Korea, Taiwan, Costa Rica, Israel, Brazil, Turkey, the Philippines, Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, Canada, and the U.S. According to Patients Beyond Borders, the global medical tourism market is currently growing at an impressive rate between 15% and 25%, and the flow of patients seeking cross-border treatment options will be the highest in Mexico. South and Southeast Asia are expected to dominate the global market in the near future.

Based on MTA's recently released Medical Tourism Index, there are 41 countries participating in the global medical tourism market. While India broadly secures #1, Israel ranks #1 in the quality of services and facilities.

India is renowned for specialist cardiac surgeries, while Singapore is a popular medical tourism destination owing to the expertise in complicated surgical procedures. Thailand has been a popular destination for medical tourism and millions of patients have travelled to Thailand since 2006. It is also the top cosmetic surgery centre globally.

Malaysia offers state-of-the-art medical infrastructure and treatments by highly skilled medical professionals, making it another sought after centre among medical tourists. With economically affordable treatment options and favourable government initiatives, Malaysia is anticipated to acquire one of the top market positions in the global medical tourism market, during the forecast period.

Key Players: Global Medical Tourism Market

Some of the top key players in the medical tourism industry include Asian Heart Institute (India), Apollo Hospitals (India), Prince Court Medical Centre (Malaysia), Gleneagles Hospital (Singapore), Min-Sheng General Hospital (Taiwan), Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital (Bangkok), Raffles Medical Group (Singapore), Clemenceau Medical Centre (Lebanon), Bangkok Hospital (Thailand), Bumrungrad International Hospital (Thailand), Fortis Healthcare Ltd. (India), Wooridul Spine Hospital (Korea), KPJ Healthcare Berhad (Malaysia), Anadolu Medical Centre (Turkey), and Asklepios Klinik Barmbek (Germany).

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          Thailand Is Celebrating Openly Gay Tennis Player Luksika Kumkhum's Big Win In Mumbai      Cache   Translate Page      

One of the four openly LGBTQ professional tennis players in the world just won big at the Mumbai Open.

While Thailand is preparing to officially recognize gay unions, citizens should already recognize the talents of one gay women who’s successfully representing them.

25-year-old Luksika Kumkhum is the only openly gay professional tennis player from Thailand and one of four openly gay professional tennis players in a major tennis event this year, according to Out Sports.

Being a minority in that sense has not affected her game whatsoever. In fact, it makes her accomplishments all the more noteworthy.

Luksika Kumkhum blazed a path of victory at the WTA Mumbai Open. During the final, she beat Russia’s Irina Khromacheva and is now preparing to compete in matches in China and Taiwan.

Despite her success, Luksika Kumkhum has continued to field questions about her sexuality and her gender identity.

“I’m used to it now,” she told The Indian Express. “When I go to another country, they’re surprised. They’re like, ‘oh, you’re a man, right?’ I say no, I’m a woman. But then they don’t say anything. They just say OK and that’s that.”

She also remarked how her country, which is recognized as one of the most accepting Asian countries for LGBTQ foreigners, still has room to grow in terms of accepting its own LGBTQ citizens.

“It’s still not like Taiwan, where you can marry and all, but people at home accept it a bit more. But there is still the old thinking,” says the 25-year-old. “I’m comfortable with this. There are so many people in the world who are gay, but you’re still a person. If I’m doing good, and I haven’t killed anyone, then it’s fine.”

That said, being such a successful athlete will spotlight the contributions that LGBTQ people offer the country. Something that’s greatly needed as talk of political protections for LGBTQ citizens continue in Thailand.

h/t: Out Sports, Indian Express


          IS・イラクに200超、米中間選挙、2万2000人が参加、人形と思いきや生きた赤ちゃん、香港特区長官      Cache   Translate Page      
IS、イラクに200超の集団墓地残す 最大1万2千人の遺体
2018年11月6日 21:55 発信地:バグダッド/イラク [ イラク 中東・北アフリカ ]
IS、イラクに200超の集団墓地残す 最大1万2千人の遺体

イラク北部の都市ティクリートで、イスラム過激派組織「イスラム国(IS)」によって殺害されたとみられる人々の遺体が入った袋のそばで泣く男性(2015年4月12日撮影、資料写真)。(c)AFP/AHMAD AL-RUBAYE



【11月6日 AFP】国連(UN)は6日、イラク国内にイスラム過激派組織「イスラム国(IS)」が残した集団墓地200か所超が見つかったことを明らかにした。最大で1万2000人の犠牲者が埋葬されている可能性があり、戦争犯罪の極めて重要な証拠となり得るという。


 国連イラク支援ミッション(UNAMI)などは、ISが2014年から昨年までの間に支配下に置いた同国西部と北部の一部地域で、計202か所の集団墓地を記録。


 今後数か月でさらなる墓地が発見される可能性もあるとされ、遺族の心の整理のためにも、イラク当局に対し墓地の適切な保全と発掘を進めるよう求めている。


 ヤン・クビシュ(Jan Kubis)事務総長特別代表(イラク担当)は「われわれの報告書に記載された集団墓地は、痛ましい人命の喪失、深刻な受難、衝撃的な残忍性の証しだ」と述べた。


 集団墓地には、犠牲者の特定および一連の侵害行為の詳細を明らかにするのに役立ち得る「犯罪の重要な証拠が残されている」可能性があるという。


 今回の報告書に記載された集団墓地202か所のうち、発掘されたのはわずか28か所で、そこから計1258人の遺体がイラク当局によって収容されたという。


 集団墓地の半数近くは、ISがかつてイラクにおける拠点としていたモスル(Mosul)があるニナワ(Nineveh)州に存在するという。ISはかつて同州で、少数派のヤジディー(Yazidi)教徒に対して残虐行為を繰り広げた。(c)AFP


米中間選挙、東部の州で投票スタート
2018年11月6日 21:50 発信地:ワシントンD.C./米国 [ 米国 北米 ]
米中間選挙、東部の州で投票スタート

米首都ワシントンにある連邦議会議事堂の前を歩く男性(2018年11月6日撮影)。(c)AFP/MANDEL NGAN



【11月6日 AFP】米国のドナルド・トランプ(Donald Trump)大統領の信任を問う、政権発足後初の大型選挙である中間選挙の投票が、同国東部の州を皮切りに始まった。


 メーン州、ニューハンプシャー州、ニュージャージー州、ニューヨーク州、バージニア州などでは、午前6時(日本時間同日午後8時)に投票所がオープン。与党の共和党は、今回の選挙で勝利を収められなければ、今後2年間にわたってトランプ大統領の政治日程に支障が出ることをしっかりと認識している。


 中間選挙では下院の全435議席、および上院の100議席中35議席が争われる他、各地で州議会選が、36州で知事選が実施される。(c)AFP


2万2000人が参加、「中国で最も美しい村」で国際マラソン大会 江西省
2018年11月6日 20:40 発信地:中国 [ 中国 中国・台湾 ]
中新社
 
2万2000人が参加、「中国で最も美しい村」で国際マラソン大会 江西省

2万2千人が参加した国際マラソン大会(2018年11月3日撮影)。(c)CNS/劉占昆



【11月6日 CNS】中国・江西省(Jiangxi)ブ源県(Wuyuan)で、オレンジ色の運動服で統一したマラソン選手たちは威風堂々とゴールに向かって走る。街全体はあたかもオレンジ色の海のような景色を作り出した。


  今年で3回目を迎える中国ブ源国際マラソン(Wuyuan International marathon2018)が3日、「中国で最も美しい村」と称される同県で開催され、中国を含む米国、ケニア、エチオピア、イタリアなど10か国、約2万2000人の選手が参加した。(c)CNS/JCM/AFPBB News

 

人形と思いきや生きた赤ちゃん、漁師が海から奇跡的に救出 NZ
2018年11月6日 18:57 発信地:ウェリントン/ニュージーランド [ ニュージーランド アジア・オセアニア ]
人形と思いきや生きた赤ちゃん、漁師が海から奇跡的に救出 NZ
ニュージーランドの漁師ら(2003年12月24日撮影、資料写真)。(c)BILL MORRIS / The Southland Times / AFP

【11月6日 AFP】ニュージーランドで、海に浮かんで流されていた赤ちゃんを漁師の男性が人形と思い込んでひょいと拾い上げ、男児が一命を取り留めるという出来事があった。あわや悲劇となりかねなかったこの一件については、水上安全当局者らも「奇跡」と喜んでいる。


 先月26日早朝、同国北島(North Island)プレンティ湾(Bay of Plenty)の浜辺で漁の準備をしていたガス・ハット(Gus Hutt)さんは、目の前を人形のようなものがぷかぷかと離岸流に乗って漂っていくのを目にした。


 ハットさんは地元紙に対し、「人形だと思ったので手を伸ばして腕をつかんだ。その時でさえまだ人形だと思っていた」と語った。


「短い髪がぬれて貼り付いたその顔が陶器のようだと思った瞬間、その子が小さな声を上げた」ため、そこで初めて「何てことだ、この子は赤ちゃんだ、しかも生きている」と気付いたという。


 後に男児は1歳半のマラカイ・リーブ(Malachi Reeve)ちゃんであることが判明。マラカイちゃんはビーチ脇のキャンプ場でテントで寝ており、まだ寝ている両親が気付かないうちに一人で外へ出て海に入り、波にさらわれたとみられている。


 近くに住むハットさんはこの日に限って、いつも漁に出る地点から100メートルほど離れた場所から船を出そうとして、マラカイちゃんを発見したという。


「赤ちゃんは離岸流に乗り、一定の速さで移動していた。もし私があの場所に居合わせなかったら、もしくは着くのが1分遅かったら、私はあの子を見逃していただろう」と振り返った。


 異変に気付いた両親は、キャンプ場の受付に駆け付けた。母親はそこで「紫色で冷たく、いつもより小さく縮んだような」マラカイちゃんを見つけた。救急手当てを受けた後、異常なしとお墨付きをもらったマラカイちゃんは、何も起こらなかったかのように普段通りだという。


 母親は、マラカイちゃんは前日海で喜んで遊んでいたため、また行こうと早起きをしたに違いないと話している。(c)AFP


香港特区長官、初の日本訪問を終える
2018年11月6日 18:50 発信地:中国 [ 中国 中国・台湾 ]
東方新報
香港特区長官、初の日本訪問を終える

林鄭長官(左)と河野太郎外務大臣(撮影日不明、提供写真)。(c)香港特別行政区政府新聞処



【11月6日 東方新報】中国国際放送局(CRI)によると、香港行政トップの林鄭月娥(キャリー・ラム、Carrie Lam)長官は、10月29日から11月2日まで日本を訪問した。行政長官に就任して以来、初となる日本訪問だ。


 訪問期間中、林鄭長官は日本の河野太郎(Taro Kono)外務大臣をはじめとする日本政府の高官、議員、政界商工界関係者、学者らと会見した。また、香港貿易発展局が主催した「国際化へのパートナー:香港」フォーラム、日本中華総商会(Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Japan)と香港中華総商会(Chinese General Chamber of Commerce)が開催した「広東・香港・マカオベイエリアと日本の産業金融との協力フォーラム」に出席した。


 林鄭長官は「香港と日本は経済、貿易、観光など、多くの分野で緊密な接点を持ち、今回の訪問によって双方の協力はさらに強化されることになる」と話した。


 また、日本滞在期間中、林鄭長官は香港貿易発展局(Hong Kong Trade Development Council)、香港科技園公司(HKSTP)、香港数碼港管理有限公司(Hong Kong Cyberport Management)のそれぞれと日本の業界代表による関連商業貿易と金融科学技術の覚書の調印に立ち会った。(c)東方新報/AFPBB News


*上記はAFPBBNEWSの記事から引用しました。


*今日の一言




神奈川)伊勢原市のキノコ問屋 「いせはらカレー」開発する。





写真・図版スライスしたエリンギを手に取る市岡隆司社長=2018年10月24日午後3時52分、神奈川県伊勢原市歌川2丁目



写真・図版




 実りの秋。神奈川県伊勢原市の「キノコ問屋」が地場産にこだわったオリジナルカレーを発売した。縁もゆかりもなかった土地に根付いた社長が「伊勢原の名を冠したお土産品を」と開発した。


 市内産のシイタケ、アラゲキクラゲ、ヒラタケシメジがメイン具材の「いせはらカレー」。しみ出ただしやシャキシャキとした食感が食欲をかき立て、地元産の牛乳が味に深みを与える。キノコの卸売りなどを手がける「バイオコスモ」(同市歌川2丁目)の市岡隆司社長(57)は「大山詣(まい)りの参拝客や、新東名高速道路の開通で増える観光客に伊勢原の味を楽しんでもらいたい」と話す。


 同社は現在、全国70超の農家と契約し、30種類以上のキノコを扱う。正社員12人、パート45人の小さな企業だが、イベント開催やホームページによるキノコの情報発信に力を入れ、大手に負けない存在感を放つ。創業者の市岡社長は業界で「ミスターキノコ」とも称されるが、元々はキノコとの縁は薄く、試行錯誤の連続だったという。


岐阜県出身。技術者を目指して工業大学に入学したが、卒業後はコーヒーチェーンに就職。忙しさに体が持たず食品会社に転じたが、口べたで営業成績が振るわず、続かなかった。29歳のとき個人で卸売会社を立ち上げたのがキノコに向き合うきっかけとなった。


 当初扱ったのは、ランの花や盆栽など。「仕入れられるものは何でも仕入れて売った」。ある時、大手スーパーのバイヤーから「君は『何屋』なの」と言われた。「ラーメンを食べるなら、食堂で食べる? 専門店?」とも聞かれた。「専門店」と答えると、「そうでしょう」。話し込むうち、そのスーパーがキノコを求めていること、専門業者が少ないことを知った。


 スーツを着てバイヤーのふりをし、東京の青果市場に潜り込んだ。ポケットに手を突っ込み、忍ばせた紙に農家の連絡先をメモ。訪ねた農家では「そんなことも知らないの」とあきれられた。それでも通い詰めるうちに話をしてくれるようになり、キノコに関する知識を増やしていった。高齢化や後継者不足に悩む生産者たちの現状も知った。


 土地の安さにひかれて22年前に伊勢原市に自宅を建て、1階部分を会社とした。規模も拡大し、現在、工場は工業団地に構える。安全や品質保持のために生産工程の基準を定め、クリアした農家と取引する。仕入れは「農家の言い値」(市岡社長)という。


 ホームページ「きのこのじかん」を運営し、お薦めの食べ方やダイエット、健康法などキノコの魅力を発信する。夏には全国の生産者が自慢のキノコを持ち寄るイベント「KINO―1グランプリ」を主催する。「需要が落ちる夏場に10円でも高く売れれば、キノコ農家の経営も安定していくと思う」と市岡さん。


 「いせはらカレー」は地場産にこだわり、地名も冠する。会社がようやく根を張ることができた地域への感謝の思いを込めた。


 レトルトパック(180グラム)税別500円。同社運営のホームページ「きのこのじかん」や伊勢原市内の土産物店などで購入できる。


*上記は朝日新聞デジタル版の記事から引用しました。


*カレー好きな人には最高かも知れません。ぜひ購入して試食して下さい。美味しいかも!










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Mercedes-Benz已經在智慧移動領域上投資多年,不斷致力打造嶄新顧客駕馭體驗,推出「C.A.S.E.」核心理念後,決定將以聯網科技、智能駕馭、共享與服務、電能驅動作為當前品牌接軌未來的四大核心,以科技創新提升使用者便利及安全。持續以「The Best or Nothing」品牌理念提供客戶最頂級的服務,Mercedes-Benz 以「Mobility of the Future – 前進未來」的願景出發,在全球各地推出「Mercedes me future talks 未來論壇」,一個專注於未來的開放式對話平台,在全球針對不同主題討論,激起社會大眾對未來的想像。

台灣賓士首次選擇於【2018年世界新車大展】舉辦,邀請多位科技產業巨擘,從創新科技與未來智能發展剖析趨勢。並在充滿突破及實驗性的#MercedesBenzPopUpTaipei概念館展示期間,邀請多位業界領袖齊聚一堂。秉持「lnspiring the future」的精神,台灣賓士於今年4月再透過「勞倫斯體育計畫」,舉辦首次的「Mercedes-Benz Future Talks x Laureus」未來講堂,邀請到影響世界的體壇健將分享展望。今年夏天8月,於華山1914文化創意產業園區舉辦為期三天的「Mercedes me future talks 未來論壇」,針對六大主軸深入剖析,嘗試重新界定移動科技與服務發展的定義,接軌未來世界脈動。然而,對未來的想像不停歇,11月「Mercedes me future talks 未來論壇」將持續深入探討創新主題,探索世界的不同視野!

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延續「Mercedes me future talks 未來論壇」的精神,從十一月開始將展開三個月為期的帶狀式論壇活動,以主題演講與專題討論的形式進行,以創新思維分享與深度討論「未來新創」等多元跨界內容,匯聚近年具有前瞻性的新創公司意見領袖們與現場來賓互動對話,激盪對未來的想像。即日起開放報名,席位有限,立即報名!

針對「未來新創」,特別邀請掌握未來趨勢開創新服務內容的意見領袖分享見解,首先於11月14日舉辦的「未來新創」邀請「COBINHOOD」 ICO 首次代幣發行服務總監-周奐與「MoBagel 行動貝果」執行長暨創辦人- 鍾哲民擔任主講者;「COBINHOOD」是全球首間零手續費數位貨幣交易所,專精於區塊鏈、數位貨幣及ICO(首次代幣發行)等領域,今年中正式在台營運,目標是打造台灣區塊鏈的研發中心,講者周奐是一位區塊鍊以及加密貨幣產業專家,擁有多年跨國業務領導經驗,此次將針對區塊鍊發展及未來數位金融趨勢做深入的探討。「MoBagel 行動貝果」研發AI數據分析建模系統Decanter,協助企業挖掘數據潛在的價值,作為數據價值的「醒酒器 (Decanter)」能在數分鐘內建置上百個數據模型,以最快、最簡單、無須寫程式的方式,製作高準確度的預測模型,協助企業洞察先機、創造商業價值。針對不同領域的未來趨勢,台灣賓士也將帶入汽車產業發展前景,期待能創造出跨界思維碰撞的火花。

此次論壇同時邀請到岑永康擔任主持,透過對於新聞分析、科技與財經的專業報導素養,以不同觀點帶出意見領袖的過人見解,論壇的精彩程度,值得期待。此次場地Go92志業辦公室正巧是新創公司打造出的共享辦公室空間,匯聚中小型新創團隊,激盪火花在各領域發光發熱。

Let's talk about future! 【Mercedes me future talks未來論壇】活動資訊

活動場次及時間:

2018年11月14日(星期三)晚上 19:30 - 21:30(19:00報到進場)

活動地點:

GO92 志業辦公室(台北市大安區安和路二段92號B1F)

活動官網:https://mercedes-me.tw/future_talks/20181114/

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This game seems to be rather polarizing in the community, mainly since it’s the only game I have been actively told to avoid reviewing at all costs, but mankind never got anywhere by playing it safe. So… for your delectation I present to you Karate by Ultravision. Unlike its brother game Condor Attack, Karate actually had an accessible and affordable re-release in the form of Froggo, and the inevitable Taiwan Cooper bootleg. I decided to get the Taiwan Cooper version for one deciding reason, and that would be the box art, I may not be an artist but I do know magic marker and colored pencils when I see them, it looks like it was drawn by a middle schooler, that may be an insult because I knew plenty of people in middle school who could draw far better than that. As is indeed customary at this point I must transcribe the blurb on the back of the box, and in this case the scoring info as well, simply because whoever printed these didn’t know English too good.
 
 
 
 

Karate

Game Description:                                                                                                                                                                                         
Karate is Chinese tranditional fighting and
 defending skill and feat. Every action in
 Karate is the beautiful combination of power
 and art. Now, you can enjoy yourself in
this Orient Great Art – Karate. The game
 5 screens. Every screen takes 2 minutes.
 The belt of the winer will be changed step by
 step, from the white to the black.
 
Scoring:                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Beating head by arms:                  10 points
Beating Breast by arms:                10 points
Beating head by feet:                    20 points
Beating breast by feet:                  15 points
Skillful beating down:                    60 points
 
Sorts:                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
1 game, 2 players.
 
Absolute joy…
 
People don’t like how this game looks; I’ve had it described to me as “dancing diaper stickmen” which is by far my favorite description so far. I’ll admit that the size of the fighters is impressive, as well as the fact that they’re animated not altogether horribly a decent bonus, sure their legs may go multi-jointed once in a while. Simply put, giant half-screen sized fluidly animated (by 2600 standards) characters, stickmen or not, are an impressive feat. This is an amazing jump in quality especially when you compare it to Condor Attack, a game so insecure about actually playing itself that the screen actually rolls whenever you start the game, or die for that matter. Simply that the game doesn’t collapse in on itself is a miracle. You may think I’m being lenient on this game, but I’m not, I actually think it looks pretty good, especially by Ultravision standards (which were very, very low).
 
This game pretty much has two sounds, the sound of the crowd cheering at the start of the game, and the sound of your two meatbags punching the stuffing out of each other; they work well in the context of the game, that’s all I’ll say.
 
Gameplay, this is the straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back. Karate is one of the first one-on-one fighting games, and it definitely feels like it. Controls are fairly standard when it comes to a game of this type with a controller of this type. By holding the joystick in any of the cardinal directions and holding the button you’ll perform one of four attacks, a high kick or a low kick, and a high punch or a low punch, everything’s gotta be above the belt in Karate. The one thing that snips everyone’s goiter though is the awful collision detection, which is indeed very awful, if you’re lucky one in four attacks will actually hit your opponent, while they  will only miss maybe half of their shots. I have found a dominant strategy though, if you simply position yourself slightly below your opponent and hold left and the action button to perform the high kick your opponent will be unable to hit you with any attack and you will constantly hit him in the head with your foot, the highest scoring attack, meaning you will beat him by at least 500 points every round sometimes up to 700 points if you have luck on your side. But this was meant to be a two player game, everybody who’s played this game has played it one player, I’m pretty sure that if you and a friend play this you’ll find it to be a hilarious and fun experience (I’ll post an update if I can get a player two).
 
Overall this is an amazing train wreck of a game, but only because of the shitty collision detection, the rest of the game has been made rather competently. Would I recommend that you go out there and buy a copy? Yeah I would, if you have a second player handy and plenty of booze you’ll probably have a great time. I would recommend buying either the Froggo or the Taiwan Cooper releases, since the original Ultravision copies go for hundreds if not thousands of dollars these days. The Froggo release will set you back maybe 10$ for a loose cart, boxed copies are a bit too expensive at the moment, and the price fluctuates quite a bit on the Taiwan Cooper version but the copy I have I got for 10$ including shipping CIB, so if you find one it may be a better value than the Froggo version.
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Donald Trump and Scott Walker's 4.5 billion dollar grift

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Remember that Foxconn deal? Trump strutting around with Scott Walker, talking about bringing thousands of high paying manufacturing jobs to Wisconsin?

Are you surprised to find out that it is a typical Trump con job?

In September of 2017, Governor Scott Walker, Republican of Wisconsin, signed a contract that would make his state the home of the first U.S. factory of Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer. The company, which is based in Taiwan and makes products for Apple, Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo, among others, would build a 21.5-million-square-foot manufacturing campus, invest up to ten billion dollars in Wisconsin, and hire as many as thirteen thousand workers at an average wage of fifty-four thousand dollars a year. For Walker, whose approval had fallen to the mid-thirties after his aborted Presidential run, the deal was seen as a crucial boost to his reëlection prospects. “The Foxconn initiative looked like something that could be a hallmark of Walker’s reëlection campaign,” Charles Franklin, a professor and pollster at Marquette University Law School, told me. “He could claim a major new manufacturing presence, one that would also employ blue-collar workers in a region where blue-collar jobs are more scarce than they used to be.”

The idea of putting the plant in southeastern Wisconsin originated in April of 2017, during a helicopter ride President Donald Trump took with Reince Priebus, a Wisconsin native and Trump’s chief of staff at the time. Flying over Kenosha, Priebus’s home town, they passed the empty lot that once held the American Motors Corporation plant. “Why is all that land vacant?” Trump asked, according to an account Priebus gave to a Milwaukee television station. “That land should be used.” When Terry Gou, Foxconn’s chairman, came to the White House to discuss Foxconn’s desire to build a U.S. factory, Trump suggested the site in Kenosha. It wasn’t big enough, but the town of Mt. Pleasant, fifteen miles north, pursued the company aggressively, and was ultimately selected by Foxconn in October of 2017.

The project moved quickly. Last June, a groundbreaking ceremony was held in Mt. Pleasant to celebrate a political triumph for Trump and Walker. After depositing a couple scoops of earth with a gold-plated shovel, Trump called Foxconn’s future campus “the eighth wonder of the world” and hinted that its promise of well-paying manufacturing jobs could be a model for other states in the Midwest, which were, like Wisconsin, crucial to Trump’s narrow Electoral College victory in the 2016 election. “I recommended Wisconsin, in this case,” Trump said. “And I’ll be recommending Ohio, and I’ll be recommending Pennsylvania, and I’ll be recommending Iowa.”

But as the public has become aware of the spiralling costs for these jobs, the Foxconn deal has become something of a political liability for Walker, particularly among voters outside of southeastern Wisconsin. Those costs include taxpayer subsidies to the company totalling more than $4.5 billion, the largest subsidy for a foreign corporation in American history. Since Wisconsin already exempts manufacturing companies from paying taxes, Foxconn, which generated a hundred and fifty-eight billion dollars in revenue last year, will receive much of this subsidy in direct cash payments from taxpayers. Depending on how many jobs are actually created, taxpayers will be paying between two hundred and twenty thousand dollars and more than a million dollars per job. According to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau, a nonpartisan agency that provides economic analysis to the Wisconsin state legislature, the earliest citizens might see a return on their Foxconn investment is in 2042.

Walker is in trouble and this has a lot to do with why. No one should be surprised. He ran through tens of millions in donations for his presidential race before the primaries even started, and he was the first one to drop out. "Fiscal responsibility" isn't his strong suit.

I can't tell you how happy it will make me to see this guy defeated.

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          Drivers amazed by hundreds of puppet stands lined up along roadside      Cache   Translate Page      
Drivers were amazed after noticing hundreds of puppet shows lined up along the roadside for a festival. The acts were getting ready for a festival on August 23 at the Yuchi Gong Temple in Chiayi City, Taiwan. The stages were set on the back of vehicles and decorated in colourful oriental patterns. More than 400 different groups took part, each with their own puppet show.
          Apple Halts Additional iPhone XR Production Lines Due To Decreased Demand      Cache   Translate Page      

Apple has recently told its smartphone assemblers, Foxconn and Pegatron to halt the additional production lines for the iPhone XR. The company also asked Wistron, a smaller iPhone assembler to halt the production line for the relatively cost-effective iPhone XR. This points to Apple’s disappointing demand for the new iPhone.

Declining iPhone XR Sales

Apple had its iPhone manufacturers setup dedicated production lines to meet the demands. But the company did not receive any extra orders for the iPhone XR this season. The report added few more figures, citing supply chain sources. This means that Foxconn would produce around 100,000 fewer units daily to reflect the new demand which is down 20% to 25% from the original expectations.

“For the Foxconn side, it first prepared nearly 60 assembly lines for Apple’s XR model, but recently uses only around 45 production lines as its top customer said it does not need to manufacture that many now,” the Nikkei quoted a source as saying.

The Taiwanese manufacturer Pegatron faces a similar situation. They have also halted their production line and are waiting for further orders from Apple. “The utilisation for the XR production is not reaching its maximum capacity now,” the source said.

Wistron, a smaller iPhone manufacturing company has also been told to halt its production line. The supply chain sources say that the company will not receive orders for iPhone XR this holiday season.

Also Read: Apple Might Introduce Upgraded Face ID In Its 2019 Lineup

The company is now reviewing iPhone demand every week to adjust orders quickly in response to the market. The company also said it will not disclose unit shipments for its products from now on. This sudden change in policy has raised concerns about the American tech giant. This move will make it difficult for other partner companies to calculate their profits. Apple has not provided much information about the issue as of now.

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          Kymco SuperNEX: A wild electric superbike from Taiwan      Cache   Translate Page      
Details are basically non-existent, and this doesn't appear headed to production soon, but it sure looks good and sounds like it's going to have a lot of speed.

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           Kymco's SuperNEX supersport electric motorcycle makes Milan debut       Cache   Translate Page      

Kymco says that the 6-speed transmission will allow riders to

Kymco is probably best known for its scooters, most gas-powered but more recently running on an electric powertrain. Now the Taiwan company is breaking into the emerging electric motorcycle market with the impressive SuperNEX electric supersport.

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          2019 Giant LaFree E+ 2 Commuter E-Bike Review      Cache   Translate Page      
2019 Giant LaFree E+ 2 Commuter E-Bike Review

With the booming popularity of e-bikes, it should come as no great shock that some of the industry’s biggest players are taking what they’ve learned from the top-end of the market and putting that knowledge into great value e-bikes to suit first-time buyers.

When it comes to big industry players, there’s none larger than Giant, the world’s largest bicycle manufacturer. The Taiwanese juggernaut has long been known for its high-quality bikes at sensible prices, and so it makes sense that they are amongst the first key industry players to offer a quality mid-mounted pedelec e-bike at a fair price.

All-new for 2019, Giant unveiled the LaFree E+, a bike positioned as a uni-sex commuter for first-time e-bike buyers. We’ve spent the past month riding around on the LaFree E+ to get a sense for if it stacks up to the manufacturer’s claims of being an “invigorating and exciting” entry to the e-bike market.

  • Who’s It For?: First-time e-bike buyers wanting a big brand offering, quality drive system, and no-nonsense components at a sensible price point

  • What We Liked: The supreme comfort and stability on offer as well as the effortlessly silent assistance offered by the Yamaha drive unit.

  • What We Didn’t: The lack of integrated lighting, limited gearing, dropped chains and unavoidable heft.

A Frame to Suit All

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Marketed as an entry-level e-bike to suit riders of all abilities, the LaFree E+ 2 (AU$2,799) has a robust aluminium frame at its foundation. Offered only in a step-through configuration, there’s a clear sense that the folks over at Giant were aiming to make the LaFree E+ as accessible as possible.

With just three size options to choose from, the fit can only be described as comfort orientated. With an upright riding position, a long wheelbase, and the mid-mounted pedelec drive system, the LaFree E+ offers up cruising stability in spades.

The fit and finish of the frame are what has come to be expected from the world’s largest bicycle manufacturer, with quality welds, smooth lines and consistent paint. Our test bike is outfitted with a rigid aluminium fork, manufactured from the same ALUXX grade material as the frame. the lack of suspension wasn’t missed and serves the urban environment well.

Cabling at the front of the bike is largely exposed, however, the rear derailleur, rear hydraulic disc brake hoses and drive system control unit cabling are all internally routed through the downtube for a clean aesthetic.

All told, our large-sized test bike tips the scales at a hefty 24.9kg, a weight more palatable when you consider that includes the provided platform pedals, kickstand, racks and mudguards.

E-Bike System Specifics

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Occupying the same space as more premium budget e-bikes on the market, the LaFree E+ has a clear advantage over its competition largely thanks to the quality mid-mounted pedelec drive system fitted.

Designed and manufactured in collaboration with Yamaha, the SyncDrive Life drive system is all-new for 2019 and is optimised for use on e-bikes outfitted with low step-through frames. Delivering a maximum of 60Nm of torque, 250 watts of power and up to 300% assistance, the unit is well suited to this steed. Coupled with six assistance modes, you’ll be sure are to find a setting to suit.

In case you’re not keen on constantly flicking through assistance levels, the LaFree E+ is outfitted with an AUTO assistance mode that scales assistance from 50-300% of the output. Thanks to Giant’s own 6-SensorPlus technology, the drive unit offers torque, slope, cadence, speed, motor rotation sensors and an accelerometer to adjust the required assistance as necessary.

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Giant’s own RideControl phone app provides basic information on assistance levels, remaining battery, range and allows for limited drive unit tuning capability. On the bike’s handlebars, a basic controller is outfitted with an on/off button, and two buttons to cycle through the assistance levels.

Acting as the fuel tank, Giant have outfitted the LaFree E+ with a 400Wh rack mounted battery. The battery unit is recharged via Giant’s own 3 amp EnergyPak charger that sees the LaFree E+ charged to a very usable 60% in approximately 90 minutes. The remaining 40% is trickle charged, with a full charge on our test bike taking a little under four hours from completely empty.

Considered Build Kit

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Priced at $1999, the build kit found on the LaFree E+ 2 straddles the line between affordability and long-term durability. Shifting is a mixed affair, courtesy of Shimano. An eight-speed Altus rear derailleur, controlled by Acera shifters is matched with a single 38T chainring. A relatively narrow range 11-32T cassette out back offers up adequate range for the urban jungle, however, it may prove to be a little narrow for those wanting to explore hillier routes, and certainly, it’s not something you want to be left with if the battery runs dry.

Tektro provides the stopping power with its powerful HDT275 hydraulic disc brakes and large 180mm rotors. Double walled aluminium rims shod with meaty 2.35” wide puncture resistant CST rubber give the LaFree E+ a slightly more menacing hotrod look whilst an adjustable cockpit up-top allows the bike to be tweaked to your comfort needs.

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Elsewhere, the component specification is considered and well-suited to the urban environment the bike is destined to traverse. An aluminium rack out back handles the bulk of the load-lugging duties and is capable of hauling goods up to 25kg in weight. Mudguards front and rear also feature, shielding the rider from water spray and road grime whilst the uber plush saddle and contoured handlebar grips have an obvious emphasis on comfort. Really the only things missing are integrated front and rear lights.

Ride Impressions

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When the LaFree E+, along with a host of other new e-bikes, was announced a few months ago at the local Giant launch, we were immediately keen to get our mitts on the all-new urban steed. Having ridden a number of rival budget e-bikes recently, we were curious to see if the world’s largest bicycle manufacturer could indeed provide a suitable all-around package at an extremely competitive price point.

Since receiving it, the bike has been passed around several members of the BikeExchange office for urban commuting duties as well as serving as my main transportation tool to and from work.

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The collective first impressions of the bike were of supreme comfort, a trait that carried through the entire test period. With its plush perch, adjustable cockpit and ergonomic grips, the LaFree E+ was effortless and easy to ride. Likened, on more than one occasion, to riding a leather recliner, the robust and meaty 2.35” wide urban-focussed rubber provided more than enough cushioning to smooth out all but the most aggressive bumps during the test period.

The easily adjustable cockpit and seatpost also made swapping between riders of various heights a breeze, while the size Large test bike suited my 186cm frame perfectly.

Whilst beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the styling, paint scheme and finish of the bike, in my opinion, is a winning combination. The royal blue hides a number of subtle branding queues and really pops in the sunlight. Say what you will about step-through frames, but for those in the market for an aesthetically pleasing super commuter, it’s hard to look past this one.

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The riding experience of the bike was largely positive for the bulk of the test period. I had managed to clock up a couple of hundred kilometres worth of commuting duties aboard the LaFree E+ 2 in a largely fuss-free fashion.

My only real criticism throughout the review period was with the 1x (single chainring) set up. I wasn’t seeking more gears, but rather the lack of a chain catcher or a more secure rear derailleur led to a number of dropped chains. There is a chain guard in place, but it serves to keep grease off your leg and doesn’t do much for keeping the chain on the chainring when dropping off kerbs or rolling over larger bumps, both a common occurrence riding in the urban environment.

Aside from that, the groupset performed perfectly, as to be expected from the likes of Shimano. The Tektro brakes impressed with their power and ease of modulation under heavy braking, however, shuddering and occasional squeals were ever present during the review period.

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Whilst the analogue components of the bike fulfilled their job to a high standard, it was the drive system that was the real winner. The internally belt driven SyncDrive Life motor was flawless in its function. Whisper quiet in its operation, the power was smooth and effortless in its application, seldom leaving me feeling like the bike wanted to surge forward on its own accord. Whilst I imagine that the majority of riders will opt to go straight for the highest output setting, I found the auto assistance level to provide intuitive and usable assistance in most situations.

Battery life was another tick for the LaFree E+. Whilst 400Wh is by no means “big capacity” in the age of 700+ Wh battery systems, the rear mounted unit provided me with in excess of 60 miles of range on my undulating commute.

Final Thoughts

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With e-bikes across the industry benefiting from a trickle-down effect, 2019 looks set to be the biggest year in assisted riding yet. As more of the industry's big players introduce quality e-bikes at ever sharpening price points, consumers look to be the real winners in the electrified arms race.

Introducing a quality product at a price that undercuts its competition, Giant have unearthed an e-bike that has all of the ingredients to be the Taiwanese company’s most popular model. With quality components on board, considered additional extras and a fantastic drive unit, Despite a few kinks to iron out, if the LaFree E+ represents where affordable e-bikes are headed, the future is bright.


Looking to get started in the world of assisted riding? Check out our Ultimate E-Bike Buyers Guide for all you need to know


          Chunghwa Telecom records revenue declines in 3Q18      Cache   Translate Page      
Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom has revealed a 6.6% year-on-year decline in revenues for the three months ended 30 September 2018, down to TWD52.71 billion (USD1.7 billion) from TWD56.42 billion in the third quarter of 2017. Revenues generated in the mobile sector dropped by 13% y-o-y, it said, to TWD23.45 billion, which it attributed to ‘increased market competition and VoIP substitution … partially offset by the increase in smart device sales’. Domestic fixed line revenue for the third quarter was down by 7.2% on an annualised basis at TWD16.50 billion, while broadband access revenues fell 2.3% to TWD4.55 billion. Chunghwa recorded EBITDA of TWD18.38 billion for the three-month period, meanwhile, representing a 9.1% y-o-y decline, with the EBITDA margin falling to 34.9%, from 35.8%. Total operating costs and expenses for the third quarter of 2018 were down by 3.9% against 3Q17, with this mainly down ‘the lower cost of goods sold and ICT project costs’. Operating income for 3Q18 was TWD10.42 billion, down 16.1% y-o-y, with net income plunging 16.2% to TWD8.50 billion. In operational terms, at the end of September 2018 Chunghwa had a total of 10.554 million mobile subscribers on its books, down from 10.589 million a year earlier. Nonetheless, the operator highlighted that an increased proportion of these were now signed up to a 4G service, with such customers numbering 9.083 million, or 86.1% of the overall base, at the end of the reporting period. In the broadband sector, meanwhile, Chunghwa noted that it had ‘continued to execute its strategy of encouraging FTTx migration’, and as a result of such action it confirmed that the number of FTTx subscribers had reached 3.606 million (Sep-17: 3.550 million), representing just over 80% of total broadband accesses. Moreover, the telco also revealed that the number of subscribers signing up for speeds of 100Mbps or higher had increased by 10.6% y-o-y, to reach 1.40 million. By comparison, xDSL accesses continued to decline, falling to 893,000 at the end of the reporting period, from 929,000 at end-September 2017.
          Sanctions: US names Asian exemptions from Iran oil ban      Cache   Translate Page      

SOUTH KOREA, India, China, Japan and Taiwan are among the select importers exempt from US sanctions that punish countries that continue importing oil from the Iranian regime, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday.

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          Will Chinese pressures in Hong Kong see Asia’s foreign media hub move?      Cache   Translate Page      

With Beijing exerting more influence over Hong Kong, the semi-autonomous region is losing its shine to foreign media owners as a suitable Asia hub. The next obvious choice, of course, is Taiwan.

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          Re: Emerging Market Index: Fidelity or Vangaurd      Cache   Translate Page      
Socrates28 wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:13 pm
I believe they track different indexes and track different countries.
Don't "believe," teach yourself how to check. In a moment I'll do it myself and time how long it takes to get the answer.



First, supposing they do, it's pretty hard to see what difference it's made.

Blue: Fidelity Emerging Markets Index, FPMAX.

Orange: Vanguard Emerging Markets Index, VEIEX.

Green, for comparison, is a Fidelity developed markets index fund, FSIIX.



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Presumably you want emerging markets because they have behaved differently from developed markets. It seems to me that the two emerging markets index funds have both been very different from developed markets... and almost identical to each other. To me, the difference would matter at all. If there are index provider and country list differences, they're technicalities. Either fund has done its job adequately.



OK, now let's research. The time is 9:09 am.



Vanguard.com, type VEIEX in the "search the site or get a quote box," Portfolio & Management, Strategy & Policy link:

"FTSE Emerging Markets All Cap China A Inclusion Index."



Click Portfolio page, copy Country list, reformat in Excel...



China  35.20%

Taiwan  15.20%

India  11.00%

Brazil  7.00%

South Africa  6.70%

Thailand  4.20%

Russia  3.90%

Mexico  3.70%

Malaysia  3.30%

Indonesia  2.20%

Chile  1.30%

Philippines  1.20%

Qatar  1.00%

United Arab Emirates  0.90%

Turkey  0.70%

Colombia  0.50%

Greece  0.40%

Hungary  0.30%

Peru  0.40%

Czech Republic  0.20%

Egypt  0.20%

Kuwait  0.20%

Pakistan  0.20%

Other  0.10%



The time is now 9:13.



Fidelity.com, FPMAX in the quote box.



From the Summary page, Fund Overview, Strategy: "MSCI Emerging Markets Index"



Click Composition tab, copy Country list, add carriage return after each percentage...



China 29.96%

Korea (South) 14.40%

Taiwan 11.89%

India 8.27%

Brazil 5.95%

South Africa 5.93%

Russia 3.58%

Multi-Country - Emerging Markets 3.23%

Mexico 3.07%

Thailand 2.42%

Malaysia 2.36%

Indonesia 1.89%

Poland 1.18%

Chile 1.07%

Other Countries 4.80%



The time is now 9:18.



By the way, I just did a Google search: the MSCI Emerging Markets Index began including China A shares (whatever they are) just this year, June 2018.



Conclusion: Yes, they track different indexes with different country lists. What is an "emerging market" is a matter of opinion and there are at least six different authoritative opinions. I'm not really sure to evaluate the lists, but the biggest obvious difference is that MSCI thinks Korea is still an emerging market.
          Attracting foreign workers      Cache   Translate Page      

@themudpicker wrote:

Is the Taiwan government completely avoiding the issue of why their young and talented are leaving in droves, and simply coming up with a quick fix by trying by encourage foreigners to work and live here who don’t know any better?

This is not just happening in Taiwan. Employers worldwide well know that when someone moves to a new country, their communication skills and knowledge of rights and conditions are limited, and this is something that they can take complete advantage of.

I don’t know, maybe I have become much too pessimistic for my own good? Then again, maybe Steven Hawking was right.