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          Biden and Sanders are in the Driver's Seat       Comment   Translate Page      

I am hopeful that the upcoming presidential cycle will have a little less content-free horse race coverage than the cycles we’ve had in the past. It just seems like people in the media are a bit chastened by the election of Donald Trump and don’t want to repeat all the same mistakes this time around. Yet, I know I am being optimistic. We’re still going to see a lot of bad takes like this one from First Read that tries to convince us that Bernie Sanders is tanking because he’s only polling at 16 percent in Iowa and New Hampshire.

On the numbers, this take is a bit ludicrous. Sanders is currently polling in second place in both states, and he’s in first place among candidates who have actually declared that they are running. He trails only Joe Biden, and he’s more than doubling the numbers of well-funded and well-known candidates Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren in Iowa and nearly doing so in New Hampshire.

This piece takes no account of how delegates are actually awarded in the Democratic primaries, where you need to break 15 percent to get anything, and if you are one of only two candidates to clear that hurdle, you can count on getting more than 40 percent of that states’ haul. If these elections were held today, Biden and Sanders would be splitting all the delegates between them, and even if Sanders were losing every state it would take him a long time to be mathematically eliminated.

Without projecting forward, Bernie Sanders is in an enviable position, and his fundraising is excellent. He raised the most money of any candidate in the first quarter by a wide margin and reportedly has a $28 million war chest. Yet, he is supposedly not taking the criticism he deserves for polling far below where he finished in 2016 during a one-on-one contest with Hillary Clinton.

A better take comes from Jonathan Bernstein, who correctly points out that relatively few people are paying close attention to the race at this point and that the polls are therefore largely about name recognition. He also argues that negative stories about candidates are probably being treated as more consequential than they’ll prove to be in the end. And I think that depends on the candidate. First impressions are important, and it did real damage to Amy Klobuchar when she faced a bunch of criticism from former staffers soon after she announced. Stories about Joe Biden’s inappropriate grabbiness and voting record aren’t as crippling because people already know what they think about the former vice-president. In any case, he’s happy to get these stories covered now before he’s even announced himself as a candidate.

Biden and Sanders are leading the polls in large part because they are the best known politicians in the bunch, but also because Democrats genuinely like them. While there may be a wide gulf between them ideologically, especially if we go back decades in time, most voters aren’t making those kinds of distinctions. They’re leading because they’re popular with Democrats all along the ideological spectrum, and this seems to confound and perplex political analysts and activists alike. Progressives are supposed to be repelled by Biden and white working class voters are presumed to dislike socialism. Neither assumption bears out in the polling numbers.

As the other candidates begin to execute their plans and get their chances to perform on big stages, we will see these polling numbers begin to fluctuate, and there will be horses that show a burst for a time. It’s interesting to speculate about which candidates might have the talent or good fortune to move from the back to the front. The Democratic primary voters may want a reliable hand like Biden or an economic populist like Sanders or Warren or a fresh and charismatic face like O’Rourke, Harris or Booker. They might want someone completely new and from outside of Washington DC, like Pete Buttigieg or Washington governor Jay Inslee.

All we know right now is that Biden and Sanders are in the best position to win the nomination. We’re not suffering because there aren’t enough takes being published about why they’re not doing better.

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          Senate Supports Moore But Not Cain for Fed       Comment   Translate Page      

When looking at the dumpster fire we call the American political environment, I think we can all agree that the last thing we really needed was more Herman Cain. As I explained yesterday in my Senate Republicans Wish the Democrats Could Filibuster Trump’s Nominees piece, the senior GOP leadership in Congress certainly feels that way. They were already begging rank-and-file senators to call the White House and warn them off nominating Cain for a position on the Federal Reserve before Cain called them a “bunch of yahoos” on Wednesday night.

Herman Cain, whose prospects for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors have grown shaky before President Donald Trump even nominates him, likely gave his detractors in the U.S. Senate more reason to oppose his confirmation with comments at a University of Kansas lecture Wednesday night.

Cain, 73, the long-time business executive and 2012 presidential candidate, warned against the dangers of socialism, renewable energy and Medicare for all. He described the Senate Banking Committee, which would vet him if he were nominated, “as a bunch of yahoos.” He compared the right to health care to the right to own a Cadillac, and said God would decide when it was time to stop using fossil fuels.

“When God is ready for us not to have fossil fuels, he’ll find a way,” the former Godfather Pizza CEO told the audience at the Vickers Lecture Series at School of Business.

Cain also likened himself to Dr. Martin Luther King, and said: “You reach a point in your successful career where making more money isn’t inspiring enough.”

Cain’s reward for those remarks was to learn that his nomination is almost certainly doomed.

A fourth Republican senator announced Thursday that he would oppose Herman Cain if President Trump nominated him to the Federal Reserve Board, all but dooming his potential appointment.

Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), a close Trump ally, told reporters that “if I had to vote right now, there’s no way I could vote for” Cain. The president had floated the businessman for the Fed board last week.

Cramer’s opposition makes him the fourth Republican to denounce Cain’s potential nomination, effectively ending Cain’s chance at confirmation. GOP Sens. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Cory Gardner (Colo.) and Mitt Romney (Utah) all came out against Cain on Wednesday.

With four of the 53 Senate Republicans opposed to Cain, he would not reach the necessary 51 votes for confirmation without getting support from Democrats, which is unlikely.

I’m not certain, but it looks like perhaps the Senate Republicans are drawing a hard line against Cain so that’ll have some cover to accept the other insane nomination Trump is floating for the Fed.

Stephen Moore may have been held in contempt of court for failing to pay child support and alimony and he may owe more than $75,000 in taxes to the IRS, but that doesn’t seem disqualifying to a lot of Senate Republicans:

“I know Stephen Moore, he’s a smart man, he’s the head of Club for Growth,” said Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL). “We have to do this in regular order, but I think he would probably be a good voice on the Fed. One, he’s got to be nominated first. Second, he’s got to be confirmed.”

“I said, ‘Pay your taxes; pay your support!’” Shelby said, when asked about Moore’s financial problems.

“Stephen is a solid guy, I know Stephen pretty well. I think Stephen has been right about a few things, with regard to the Fed’s treatment of interest rates, especially,” [Sen. Kevin] Cramer said. “I want to hear more about the specific issues surrounding some of his financial situations.”

The North Dakota senator added that he did not see Moore’s run-in with the IRS or the divorce settlement being disqualifying for his nomination if he had cleared up both issues.

So, the way it looks right now, the dumpster fire will get less Herman Cain and more Stephen Moore.

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          Trump Backs Third Summit With Kim, Says Relations Very Good      Comment   Translate Page      

Trump Backs Third Summit With Kim, Says Relations Very Good“I agree with Kim Jong Un of North Korea that our personal relationship remains very good, perhaps the term excellent would be even more accurate,” Trump said Saturday in a tweet. In remarks carried earlier Saturday by the official Korean Central News Agency, Kim said he wouldn’t welcome a repeat of the Hanoi summit in February, when Trump walked out without securing a nuclear disarmament deal.



          Upper-middle class feeling the ill-effects of Trump’s economy as top 1 percent continue to benefit: report      Comment   Translate Page      

According to a report at Bloomberg, Americans who consider themselves part of the upper-middle class are starting to feel an economic “pinch” under President Donald Trump while the top 1 percent continue to increase their fortunes. The report notes that upper-income households are findin...

The post Upper-middle class feeling the ill-effects of Trump’s economy as top 1 percent continue to benefit: report appeared first on Raw Story.


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1 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/11(木) 13:37:04.22 ID:S3UlpXLE0.net
◆◆◆4月の市況 その6◆◆◆
https://hayabusa9.5ch.net/test/read.cgi/livemarket1/1554847529/

37 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/11(木) 14:14:43.24 ID:cItnTvGKd.net

>>36 染谷。。。熟女 (-_-) 好きなんやな。。。

44 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/11(木) 14:23:23.66 ID:sXjXSgy3M.net

秩父鉄道がレオパレスエクスプレスなんてSLウンコーすんの

58 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/11(木) 14:40:34.29 ID:s7vnWG1d0.net

Wi-Fiセキュリティの新規格「WPA3」に脆弱性が発見される

62 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/11(木) 14:44:19.24 ID:sXjXSgy3M.net

俺たちの敵はゴールドマンサックスだーじゃないんけ

71 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/11(木) 14:58:00.20 ID:RDnmCkSB0.net

書き込みできない

80 :腰振って逝ける? :2019/04/11(木) 15:00:40.62 ID:7lCPeSKJ0.net

>>67
俺が助けてほしいわ(*‘ω‘ *)
>>68
うむ(*‘ω‘ *)

85 :モフモフ山師さん :2019/04/11(木) 15:03:14.13 ID:eD36uaNNM.net

今日も様子見でござった。

107 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/11(木) 15:13:09.43 ID:sXjXSgy3M.net

胃に悪い食品 コーヒー 緑茶 唐辛子 油モノ

109 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/11(木) 15:14:25.95 ID:P4UC/4Kmx.net

>>104
コメダで儲かって免疫力が上がってきたな・・・

110 :梟居堂 :2019/04/11(木) 15:14:34.90 ID:hOIeg5e/0.net

飯は普通に食える・・・食欲もあるし、下痢も便秘もないので、医者に行かずとも、まー大丈夫でしょう・・・アンチ諸君は残念だったな・・・オホホー!

155 :ももきん:2019/04/11(木) 16:14:44.26 ID:dbuUo/mSd.net

セレブなモモタンにおんにゃのこのあそこもヌレヌレ

159 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/11(木) 16:16:49.99 ID:nmQ6jl3x0.net


173 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/11(木) 16:32:12.90 ID:I4iOozfaM.net

メモリいっぱいになってないのに、ようつべ開いたら広告にメモリ整理ボタンが出てきた。
これ押してたらきっとウィルスに感染してたよな?

174 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/11(木) 16:33:16.04 ID:YuMCzrXV0.net



180 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 05:04:39.09 ID:tQpqKJOl0.net

>>162
フグの白子をお前の子宮に入れても子供は出来んぞ

181 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 05:55:13.30 ID:SV6kvwYR0.net

フグ師どこ。

209 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 08:42:12.25 ID:b8NA4RWVa.net

>>207
証拠を示しなさい
お禿ちゃん

216 :ももきん:2019/04/12(金) 08:52:05.80 ID:vTYmEOP+d.net

薄毛だったイモタンはもはやツルッパゲ

229 :さつまいも :2019/04/12(金) 08:59:53.35 ID:fJSSS1610.net

彫り古参が米の銀行大もうけしてるんじゃないか言っていたような

245 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 09:06:36.02 ID:rdApM8gH0.net

米韓首脳会談が終わったのに、トランプはツイターで文をガン無視www

250 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 09:09:19.74 ID:hkxxDlZX0.net

月に当たっておしおきよ

265 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 09:22:14.62 ID:O5e9ebBh0.net

あがらんのう

290 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 09:50:26.65 ID:O5e9ebBh0.net

>>283
東西両陣営にとってのバッファゾーンの場所に住んでたから2つのテリトリーになっただけで
厳密な意味での国では無いという所から自覚せねばならないので難し過ぎ

339 :幸ちゃん :2019/04/12(金) 10:43:33.50 ID:KSlcHYrE0.net

これから元特捜部の連中の個人情報を暴いてネットで集団リンチやって残党狩り\(^o^)/

340 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 10:43:34.32 ID:H3bYT1P50.net

https://twitter.com/silukaebisu/status/1116103388230344704

クソわろ
(deleted an unsolicited ad)

359 :さつまいも :2019/04/12(金) 11:14:16.21 ID:fJSSS1610.net

サッポロ2300割れ

>>358
うむ。

375 :さつまいも :2019/04/12(金) 11:29:06.85 ID:fJSSS1610.net

株売買する人いなくなったわ。ハシビロコウを眺めているこの感じ(ヽ’ω`)

>>373
炊飯器のスイッチ入ってないぞ(*ノωノ)

382 :さつまいも :2019/04/12(金) 11:33:21.21 ID:fJSSS1610.net

無人相場乙

396 :梟居堂 :2019/04/12(金) 11:50:34.17 ID:S4DQL+5+0.net

決算持ち越しは、第一候補のセントラル警備は大当たりだったが、津田駒が失敗・・・

401 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 11:52:53.94 ID:y6+XzPiT0.net

>>110
フクロウも令和まで持ちそうにないな

411 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 11:58:26.64 ID:JTUcirmX0.net

「袋小路」の地銀が格下げ主導、1〜3月期−収益力重視で再編圧力
上野英治郎、萩原ゆき
2019年4月12日 5:45 JST
https://www.bloomberg.co.jp/news/articles/2019-04-11/PPD0KB6TTDS101
名古屋、静岡、栃木、伊予、岩手の各地銀が信用格付け下げに
統合より合併して店舗減が必要−関東地方のある地銀関係者

413 :幸ちゃん :2019/04/12(金) 11:59:49.01 ID:KSlcHYrE0.net

「勝利」以外の可能性を論じる軍人は指導部から追放された
https://www.nikkan-gendai.com/articles/view/news/251653

 太平洋戦争に入る前の軍事組織は戦争を望んでいたが、それは指導者たちが心の中で「勝利」以外を信じないという
決心を固めることでもあった。彼らは勝利以外の可能性を論じる者は敗戦論者だとして指導層から追い払った。
昭和16年11月に日米交渉は少しずつ絶望的であることが明らかになったが、戦…


特捜部のアホどもも何も変わらんのぅ(*^^*)

国民性は不変\(^o^)/

417 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 12:01:52.70 ID:FiOsp4zw0.net

フクローのコメダホールディングスかなり上がってるな
https://finance.yahoo.co.jp/cm/message/1835702/396bb18bf78986b7b92c47d8981001ba

436 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 12:16:55.15 ID:y6+XzPiT0.net

437 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 12:17:08.03 ID:8vEsSNJ1p.net

フクロウが4C22000買ったら下がってきたね

442 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 12:23:51.02 ID:72P10+g6a.net

画面がびっちり割れた女がレジ一人しかいないコンビニでQR決済しようとしたが読み取れず、ゴリ押しで決済しようとしてた
俺なら気まずくて現金で払っちゃうけど
凄い図太い神経しとる

447 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 12:26:31.40 ID:QJDFG4TU0.net

>>441
そうだな
俺はもう福島産は食べない
日本政府の発表は信用できない

457 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 12:34:50.96 ID:3EJJj+/y0.net

>>454
NO炭水化物

459 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 12:35:14.72 ID:FiOsp4zw0.net

福島産を食うのは極力控えたほうがいいよなあ

461 :TAKA :2019/04/12(金) 12:36:20.53 ID:LrW/zhFQD.net

>>458
(^o^)v

465 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 12:39:00.21 ID:JTUcirmX0.net

ウィキリークス創設者アサンジ容疑者、米司法省が起訴
David Voreacos、David Kocieniewski、Andrew Harris
2019年4月12日 3:27 JST
https://www.bloomberg.co.jp/news/articles/2019-04-11/PPT3LU6VDKHS01
国防総省のコンピューターパスワードのハッキングを助けた−起訴状
米国に身柄移送となれば、16年大統領選の真相が明らかになる公算も

同容疑者は米国に移送されれた場合、2016年米大統領選前に起きた民主党の電子メール流出
にロシアが関与していたとされる問題でのウィキリークスの役割に関して、新たな真相を提供する可能
性がある。
原題:Assange Charged in U.S. With Hack Conspiracy Tied to Manning (3)(抜粋)

474 :さつまいも :2019/04/12(金) 12:43:14.57 ID:fJSSS1610.net

実害を風評被害とかいう意味フな役人言葉を使うから信頼もなくなったでござる の巻
検査してますって言ってもどこまでやってるんだか。

>>464
フムフム。食べて応援みたいな感じですかね。

482 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 12:48:17.87 ID:UgmHLMIPr.net

>>481
ローソン苦戦しとるのか
弁当良くなったぽいがのお(´・ω・`)?

522 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 13:13:33.21 ID:pKDk9X+0H.net

>>518
米軍がドローンを撃ち落とす兵器を開発してたけど
飛んでくる座布団にはどうやって対処するつもりなのかな

526 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 13:14:54.10 ID:GIKV9U7LM.net

腹減った
肉棒ほしい

529 :不幸成田純正の日本人 :2019/04/12(金) 13:16:11.80 ID:hMOtQd+Lp.net

>>523
話しかけない方が賢いねん(´・_・`)

573 :幸ちゃん :2019/04/12(金) 13:39:16.28 ID:KSlcHYrE0.net

森本宏と特捜部への異端審問の火炙りの薪をどんどんくべるお(*^^*)

575 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 13:39:35.35 ID:zYHu3viC0.net

郵便:メール
銀行:ネットバンク
市役所:ネット申請(マイナンバーカード認証)

これでいいじゃん

576 :お爺さん :2019/04/12(金) 13:40:10.74 ID:TEFBbW9Kd.net

>>571
(´ω`)上手い

581 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 13:42:07.08 ID:V78NtaVS0.net

>>578
ナムナムーノシー

602 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 13:58:44.11 ID:OS5cqUWi0.net

>>590
ジャイアンかよ

610 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 14:02:57.81 ID:V78NtaVS0.net

>>603
オメオメー
っ大田胃酸w

627 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 14:25:24.22 ID:2QISkFm+M.net

>>621
連休中は患者も家に帰るからな

635 :ロベスピエール :2019/04/12(金) 14:30:09.38 ID:eqQZsObU0.net

そうかブラックホールとは・・・宇宙とは・・・
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D301mv1W0AIml0U?format=jpg

>>630
Amazonゴールドカードに誘導しようという陰謀だな! (*’ω’*)

641 :幸ちゃん :2019/04/12(金) 14:33:04.71 ID:KSlcHYrE0.net

744幸ちゃん ◆5V9dS9MYZOAP 2019/04/12(金) 14:29:30.00ID:L6QUE/Ik0>>750
>>741
FOXニュースで報道されてたぞ(*^^*)

安倍総理は最後までゴーン氏の4度目の逮捕に反対だったが、検察が言う事聞かなかったと。

750名無しさん@1周年2019/04/12(金) 14:31:07.74ID:pNJzWvAM0>>753
>>744
司法が独立してるって事だよね

753幸ちゃん ◆5V9dS9MYZOAP 2019/04/12(金) 14:32:08.64ID:L6QUE/Ik0
>>750
検察は「司法」ではなく、「行政」です(“゚д゚)

最高に恥ずかしい発言( *´艸`)

偏差値28m9(^Д^)プギャ-

642 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 14:33:09.52 ID:sL7dApgWM.net

>>638,640
3秒遅れますた(´・ω・`)ショボーン

648 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 14:36:43.70 ID:I9cdI2840.net

病院は死なれちゃ困るから
安倍ちゃんに世界最高の医療を提供してる

668 :終了山師 :2019/04/12(金) 14:53:31.23 ID:XdWZlTeK0.net

225だムーリヤ

687 :梟居堂 :2019/04/12(金) 15:16:04.36 ID:S4DQL+5+0.net

>>684
トピックスはまだいい・・・マザーズが悲惨だ・・・オンコに連れられたバイオ株のせいだろうけど・・・

707 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 15:55:36.80 ID:75AkUndi0.net

オシャ禿

714 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 16:06:01.66 ID:vVtDdngLx.net

>>711
なんでラクトだってわかったの?

717 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 16:07:43.92 ID:8vEsSNJ1p.net

田んぼゲット、道路挟んで二面

721 :梟居堂 :2019/04/12(金) 16:09:12.30 ID:S4DQL+5+0.net

>>711
違うよ・・・

733 :幸ちゃん :2019/04/12(金) 16:13:41.22 ID:KSlcHYrE0.net

裁判所のHPには苦情メール欄がない(´・ω・`)

あいつら「抗告」とかいう勿体ぶってやがるな(*^^*)

この法匪めが!

788 :幸ちゃん :2019/04/12(金) 16:44:53.70 ID:KSlcHYrE0.net

てst

804 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 17:00:00.62 ID:8vEsSNJ1p.net

大震災の復興だからな、金儲けなど下らん下らん下らん!モチベーションが違う

819 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 17:13:19.17 ID:I9cdI2840.net

そうか
河童に尻子玉抜かれるんだ

826 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 17:22:30.01 ID:QJDFG4TU0.net

>>824
逆に基地外になれば怖いものなしかなw

849 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/12(金) 18:07:30.53 ID:vVtDdngLx.net

>>842
ゆうきたった2200万で人格者っぽい雰囲気出してたから、
巨万の富を得たらああなるかもしれんw

864 :山師さん@トレード中:2019/04/13(土) 06:15:01.10 ID:b2rQg6Xz0.net

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          Jumia Jumps on NYSE Debut as Africa's Amazon Goes Public - Bloomberg      Comment   Translate Page      
Jumia Jumps on NYSE Debut as Africa's Amazon Goes Public  Bloomberg

Jumia Technologies Co-Chief Executive Officers and co-founders Jeremy Hodara and Sacha Poignonnec discuss the e-commerce firm's first day of trading in ...


          Mnuchin says hopes U.S.-China trade talks nearing 'final round' - Reuters      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Mnuchin says hopes U.S.-China trade talks nearing 'final round'  Reuters
  2. Mnuchin Says U.S. Open to Facing Penalties in China Trade Deal  Bloomberg
  3. Mnuchin Says Trade Talks Near Final Round  The Wall Street Journal
  4. View full coverage on Google News

          Draghi, in Rare Move, Sounds Concern Over Fed's Independence - Bloomberg      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Draghi, in Rare Move, Sounds Concern Over Fed's Independence  Bloomberg
  2. ECB's Draghi worried about Fed's independence  Reuters
  3. View full coverage on Google News

          Bloomberg узнал об условиях содержания Ассанжа в британской тюрьме      Comment   Translate Page      
Основателя WikiLeaks Джулиана Ассанжа поместили в британскую тюрьму Белмарш, в которой содержат подозреваемых в терроризме. Об этом сообщает Bloomberg со ссылкой на отчет инспекторов 2018 года. Отмечается, что информацию о нахождении Ассанжа в Белмарш подтвердил его представитель.
          Supply Teacher Secondary -SUPPLY S03/18      Comment   Translate Page      
Job Description Supply Teachers (Secondary) REF: EDUC/SUPPLY S03/18 Salary: 27,438 - 36,480 (pro rata) Location: Inverclyde Area Secondary Schools Hours: As and when required Duration: As and when required Important Applicant Information:  Inverclyde Council is an accredited Living Wage Employer paying the Living Wage Rate where required.  Please click the link to `Essential Applicant Information’ below for more information.  Please note that if you apply via this website it is important that you regularly check your emails following your application submission. All further communication regarding your application, including any invite to interview and, if relevant, details of any formal offer/contract, will be done by email. You should ensure that your email is set up to receive emails from MYJOBSCOTLAND and Inverclyde Council, and that they are not filtered into any JUNK/SPAM folders.  Please read the Essential Applicant Information details prior to submitting your application. Vetting by Disclosure Scotland If you work in regulated work (children and/or protected adults) you will be subject to obtaining a satisfactory PVG GTCS You will be required to be registered with the GTCS. You are required to obtain and maintain registration including paying any fees.    RC Approval Guidance for teachers seeking Approval to teach in a Catholic school if applicable.  If applicable the successful candidate will require to be approved by the Roman Catholic Church, in line with Section 21 (A) of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980. Forms from the Scottish Catholic Education Service at: Head Teacher Reports Candidates successful at interview need to download and print the appropriate Report. You need to complete the applicant details section and sign the form and then pass to your current HT to complete the assessment sections and sign the form.  The form then needs to be sent to Human Resources by email to and cc the recruiting HT into the email. Please find below the three types of reports (unpromoted, promoted and senior promoted). The forms can be downloaded at Further Assistance For further assistance contact the HR Recruitment Team on. Inverclyde Council - Best Government Services Employer in the UK 2016 – Bloomberg Business Best Employer Awards 2016 Armed Forces Personnel/Reservists Inverclyde Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel / reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government. Disability Confident Inverclyde Council is a Disability Confident Employer
          Ο μεγαλοεπενδυτής Ρέι Ντάλιο προειδοποιεί: Έρχεται επανάσταση      Comment   Translate Page      

Το όνομά του Ρέι Ντάλιο, είναι ο ιδρυτής του μεγαλύτερου αμοιβαίου κεφαλαίου hedge fund στον κόσμο. Οφείλει τον πλούτο του στον αμερικανικό καπιταλισμό. 

Ταυτόχρονα, είναι ένας από τους σκληρότερους επικριτές του και μάλιστα προειδοποιεί για μια επανάσταση και προκαλεί συναγερμό: για τον Ρέι Ντάλιο, το χάσμα μεταξύ φτωχών και πλούσιων στις ΗΠΑ είναι υπερβολικά μεγάλο, όπως γράφει η γερμανική Handelsblatt.

Ο Ντάλιο ξεκίνησε πάμφτωχος το 1975 στη Νέα Υόρκη, αλλά κατάφερε να δημιουργήσει ένα hedge fund, το οποίο διαχειρίζεται σήμερα περίπου 160 δισεκατομμύρια δολάρια. Με περιουσία 18 δισεκατομμυρίων δολαρίων, ο Ντάλιο κατατάσσεται στην 69η θέση των πλουσιότερων ανθρώπων στον κόσμο.

Τα τελευταία χρόνια, ο Ντάλιο έχει επανειλημμένα προσελκύσει την προσοχή ως κριτικός του αμερικανικού καπιταλισμού. Ο 69χρονος σήμερα επενδυτής πιστεύει ότι ο αμερικανικός καπιταλισμός έχει δημιουργήσει ένα καταστροφικό χάσμα στην εκπαίδευση, την κοινωνική ανισότητα, τον πλούτο και το εισόδημα που παράγεται. Στο τέλος αυτό θα μπορούσε να οδηγήσει σε επανάσταση, λέει.

Σε ένα δοκίμιο 18 σελίδων, αποσπάσματα του οποίου δημοσιεύει το πρακτορείο ειδήσεων Bloomberg, ο Ντάλιο αναφέρει στατιστικά στοιχεία που δείχνουν ότι το εισόδημα του πλουσιότερου 40% του αμερικανικού πληθυσμού είναι πολύ μεγαλύτερο από αυτό του υπόλοιπου 60%. Ο Ντάλιο δεν είναι μόνος στην κριτική του.

Άλλοι επιχειρηματικοί ηγέτες βλέπουν επίσης την εξέλιξη αυτή με μεγάλη ανησυχία. Για παράδειγμα, τα ίδια λέει ο Ντέιβιντ Ρουμπινστάιν, συνιδρυτής του ιδιωτικού επενδυτικού κεφαλαίου Carlyle. Σε διάσκεψη χρηματοοικονομικών επενδυτών στο Βερολίνο, έδειξε πόσο αυξάνεται το χάσμα μεταξύ πλούσιων και φτωχών στις ΗΠΑ.

Ανησυχώντας για την κατάσταση αυτή και ο επικεφαλής της JP Morgan Τζέιμι Ντίμον έγραψε την περασμένη Πέμπτη επιστολή 51 σελίδων προς τους μετόχους ζητώντας να ληφθούν μέτρα. «Το αμερικανικό όνειρο είναι ακόμα ζωντανό, αλλά αποδυναμώνεται συνεχώς», λέει και ο συν-διευθύνων σύμβουλος της Carlyle Κίσονγκ Λι σε συνέντευξη του στην Handelsblatt, προειδοποιώντας για την άνιση κατανομή του πλούτου. «Πρέπει επειγόντως να λάβουμε αντίμετρα», λέει.

Ταυτόχρονα, οι λαϊκιστές κερδίζουν έδαφος , όπως γράφει ο Ντάλιο και κάνει λόγο για «υπαρκτές απειλές» στην αμερικανική κοινωνία. Την ίδια ώρα σημειώνει ότι μια οικονομία που αποδυναμώνεται, χάνει την ανταγωνιστικότητα σε σύγκριση με τα αντίπαλα έθνη και αναγνωρίζει τον αυξανόμενο κίνδυνο σύγκρουσης.

«Οι διαφορές στον πλούτο, ειδικά όταν συνοδεύονται από διαφορετικές αξίες, οδηγούν σε αυξημένη σύγκρουση και σε μια κυβέρνηση που ορίζει τον εαυτό της ως μια μορφή αριστερού λαϊκισμού και δεξιού λαϊκισμού, που συχνά οδηγεί σε επαναστάσεις ενός ή άλλου τύπου», λέει ο Ντάλιο.

Με βάση στοιχεία από το Γραφείο Απογραφής των ΗΠΑ, το Παγκόσμιο Οικονομικό Φόρουμ και την εταιρεία Gallup, υπάρχει η ακόλουθη εικόνα: Οι μισθοί των Αμερικανών έχουν παραμείνει στάσιμοι εδώ και δεκαετίες και στη μεσαία τάξη οι άνθρωποι κέρδισαν λιγότερα από τους γονείς τους. Ο πλούτος, ωστόσο, καθορίζει την ποιότητα της εκπαίδευσης και της εκπαίδευσης των παιδιών. Η κακή εκπαίδευση συνδέεται επίσης στενά με την κακή υγεία και οδηγεί σε πρόωρους θανάτους, το οποίο με τη σειρά του έχει άμεσες συνέπειες για την οικονομία.

Ειδικά στην υγεία σε μια χώρα όπου τα συνταγογραφούμενα φάρμακα κοστίζουν περισσότερο από ό,τι σε οποιαδήποτε άλλη βιομηχανική χώρα, οι ιδιωτικές πρωτοβουλίες προσπαθούν να αντισταθμίσουν την κατάσταση.

Για παράδειγμα, ο Τζέφ Μπέζος , ο Γουόρεν Μπάφετ και ο Τζέιμι Ντίμον ξεκίνησαν δικές τους υπηρεσίες ασφάλισης υγείας στις εταιρείες τους, την εταιρία ηλεκτρονικής αλληλογραφίας Amazon, τη θυγατρική Berkshire Hathaway και την τράπεζα JP Morgan στα μέσα του περασμένου έτους για να εξαλείψουν τους ακριβούς μεσάζοντες στο αμερικανικό σύστημα υγείας.

Ωστόσο, τέτοιες πρωτοβουλίες δεν αρκούν για τον Ντάλιο που γεννήθηκε στην περιοχή Κουίνς της Νέας Υόρκης. Ο μεγαλοεπενδυτής ζητάει μια καλύτερη ηγεσία στις Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες, η οποία να αντιμετωπίσει το αυξανόμενο χάσμα μεταξύ πλουσίων και φτωχών ως θέμα εθνικής έκτακτης ανάγκης και να ενεργήσει αναλόγως. Για τον Ντάλιο, αυτό περιλαμβάνει την αναδιάρθρωση της οικονομίας και σημαντική βελτίωση της υγειονομικής περίθαλψης και της εκπαίδευσης για τα χαμηλότερα στρώματα.

Τα αιτήματα αυτά θα μπορούσαν να προέρχονται από ένα εκλογικό πρόγραμμα των Δημοκρατικών στις ΗΠΑ. Για παράδειγμα, ο Μπέρνι Σάντερς διεκδικεί και πάλι την αμερικανική προεδρία ως υποψήφιος των αριστερών δημοκρατικών και ζητεί ασφάλιση υγείας για όλους, φοίτηση στο κολλέγιο για όλα τα παιδιά και την αύξηση του κατώτατου μισθού.

Στο ίδιο μήκος κύματος η νεαρή βουλευτίνα Αλεσάντρια Οκάζιο Κορτέζ αγωνίζεται για υψηλότερους φόρους για τους πολύ πλούσιους. Για παράδειγμα, προτείνει όσοι κερδίζουν περισσότερα από 10 εκατομμύρια δολάρια ως ετήσιο εισόδημα να φορολογούνται σε ποσοστό 70%.

Σε μια έρευνα, το 59% των ερωτηθέντων υποστήριξε την πρόταση, ακόμα και το 45% των Ρεπουμπλικανών ψηφοφόρων. Προφανώς, η πλειοψηφία των Αμερικανών είναι έτοιμη να δεχτεί την σημαντική αύξηση των υψηλότερων φορολογικών συντελεστών που μείωσε ο Αμερικανός Πρόεδρος Ντόναλντ Τραμπ, γράφει η Handelsblatt.


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          Mnuchin Says U.S. Open to Facing Penalties in China Trade Deal - Bloomberg      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Mnuchin Says U.S. Open to Facing Penalties in China Trade Deal  Bloomberg
  2. Mnuchin Says Trade Talks Near Final Round  The Wall Street Journal
  3. Mnuchin says hopes U.S.-China trade talks nearing 'final round'  Reuters
  4. Mnuchin Says China Trade Talks Are Nearing Final Round  The New York Times
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          «Звездные войны» остановятся после IX эпизода      Comment   Translate Page      
Фильмы «Звёздные войны» после IX эпизода уходят на перерыв. Об этом заявил глава Disney Боб Айгер в интервью Bloomberg. По его словам, дальнейшие планы на фильмы пока не анонсированы, и производители намерены взять паузу. Причиной этого стало завершение саги о Скайуокерах в девятом фильме. Тем временем компания будет развивать франшизу на ТВ. В список вошли
          Bloomberg: москвичу нужно почти 11 минут, чтобы заработать на завтрак      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Current Affairs 13th April 2019 | Daily GK Update       Comment   Translate Page      
Dear Aspirants,

The General Awareness Section plays an important role in scoring well above cut off marks in any competitive exam. The Banking Awareness and Static Awareness questions asked in the General Awareness Section are based on Current Affairs mainly. So you need to prepare well this section to score good marks. Here is the Daily GK Update to get you acquainted with the top events that made the headlines today!!

Current-Affairs-Daily-GK-Update

International News


1. Hong Kong's Stock Market Overtakes Japan To Be World's 3rd Largest

i. Hong Kong's equity market has overtaken Japan to be the world’s third largest in value, behind only the U.S. and mainland China. 
ii. Hong Kong’s market cap was $5.78 trillion, compared with $5.76 trillion for Japan, according to data compiled by Bloomberg based on where primary securities are listed.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For LIC AAO Mains Exam:
  • Hong Kong is an autonomous territory, and former British colony, in southeastern China.

    2. Jean Michel Lapin Announced As Haiti's New Prime Minister


    i. President Jovenel Moise announced that Jean Michel Lapin will be the new prime minister of Haiti. It is French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country.

    Static/Current Takeaways Important For LIC AAO Mains Exam:
    • Haiti Capital: Port-au-Prince, Currency: Haitian gourde.

      Awards

      3. 2 West Bengal Government Schemes Win UN Awards


      i. Two schemes of the West Bengal government for skill development- “Utkarsh Bangla” and distribution of bicycles to students “Sabooj Sathi” have won the prestigious World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) awards of the United Nations.
      ii. The "Utkarsh Bangla" project aims at creating a pool of skilled candidates who are industry ready, while under the "Sabooj Sathi" scheme, bicycles are distributed to students between class IX and XII studying in government-run and government-aided schools and madrashas of the state.

      Static/Current Takeaways Important For LIC AAO Mains Exam:
      • Keshari Nath Tripathi is the governor of West Bengal.
      • Mamta Banerjee is the CM of West Bengal.

      4. Telugu Poet K Siva Reddy Selected For Prestigious Saraswati Samman 2018


      i. Telugu poet K Siva Reddy has been selected for the prestigious Saraswati Samman, 2018 for his collection of poetry titled Pakkaki Ottigilite. The award carries a cash prize of 15 lakh rupees, a citation and a plaque.
      ii. The award, instituted by the KK Birla Foundation in 1991, is given annually for an outstanding literary work written in any Indian language and published during the last 10 years.

            Business News

            5. DoT Approves Merger of Tata Tele Unit & Airtel With Riders 


            i. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has approved the merger of Tata Teleservices with Bharti Airtel Ltd., subject to the condition that it furnishes a Rs 7200 crore bank guarantee.
            ii. Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha gave his conditional nod for the merger. The guarantees are mostly related to one-time spectrum charges (OTSC) and some deferred airwave charges, according to people aware of the development. 

                      Appointments


                      6. Gargi Kaul Appointed Secretary of Defence Finance

                      i. In a bureaucratic reshuffle, the Centre has appointed Gargi Kaul as Secretary, Defence Finance. 
                      ii. She is a 1984-batch officer of the Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS). Kaul was earlier Financial Advisor, Defence Services in the Defence Ministry.

                      Static/Current Takeaways Important For LIC AAO Mains Exam:
                      • Sanjay Mitra is the present Defence Secretary.

                        Important Days

                          7. International Day of Human Space Flight: 12 April


                          i. The General Assembly declared 12 April as the International Day of Human Space Flight to celebrate each year at the international level the beginning of the space era for mankind.
                          ii. 12 April 1961 was the date of the first human space flight, carried out by Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet citizen. 
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                                    Bloomberg представил глобальный «индекс завтрака»      Comment   Translate Page      
                          Агентство Bloomberg представило ежегодный глобальный "индекс завтрака". Аналитики составили список на основании данных ресурса Numbeo, который специализируется на сборе пользовательской статистики.
                                    Most Trafficked Mammal at Risk of Extinction, Record Haul Shows...      Comment   Translate Page      

                          Most Trafficked Mammal at Risk of Extinction, Record Haul Shows...


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                                    Uber's conflicting self-driving fleet vision - Financial Times      Comment   Translate Page      
                          1. Uber's conflicting self-driving fleet vision  Financial Times
                          2. Uber warns it may ‘never make a profit’ as it prepares for $100bn stock market listing  The Independent
                          3. Uber aims to maintain heavy spending to keep rivals at bay  Financial Times
                          4. Uber Is Sorry About All the Bad Stuff  Bloomberg
                          5. Uber's IPO Filing Shows How Much of a Lead It Has on Rival Lyft  Fortune
                          6. View full coverage on Google News

                                    Reports say Julian Assange now being held in Belmarsh Prison - Britain's 'Gitmo'      Comment   Translate Page      
                          WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is being held at Belmarsh Prison, a notorious jail in southeast London that's earned the moniker of 'Britain's Guantanamo Bay' as a holding facility for terrorists and other high-profile prisoners. RT's Ruptly agency live-streamed footage from Belmarsh on Friday, after Assange was apparently taken there. Bloomberg reported the same information later, citing Assange's friend Vaughan Smith. Both Assange's lawyers and the UK authorities are yet to publicly confirm his whereabouts.
                                    Bloomberg посчитал, сколько нужно поработать в разных странах ради завтрака      Comment   Translate Page      
                          Опубликован очередной Bloomberg Global City Breakfast Index
                                    Key Executives for Rssi Barriers, Llc.      Comment   Translate Page      
                          The information and data displayed in this profile are created and managed by S&P Global Market Intelligence, a division of S&P Global. Bloomberg.com does not create or control the content. For ...
                                    Comment on We’re Owed an Apology by 600148118      Comment   Translate Page      
                          There can never be a use of U.S. military force that ever leads to the liberation of women, though-with the sole exception of parts of World War II-the accidental liberation effects which occurred in that conflict have never been repeated in any subsequent U.S. military intervention-every war in history was racist, sexist, anti-LGBTQ and antichoice. There's nothing U.S. troops could to in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Libya or anywhere else in the Arab/Muslim world that could free anyone, let alone women.
                                    Создатели «Звездных войн» сделают паузу после девятого эпизода      Comment   Translate Page      
                          Вероятно, авторы почувствовали усталость зрителя.   Генеральный директор кинокомпании Walt Disney Co. Боб Айгер заявил, что планирует сделать паузу в производстве бесконечных продолжений популярной киносаги «Звездные войны», сообщает 13 апреля Bloomberg.com. По его словам, после...
                                    Spotlight on green news & views: WA calls for 100% clean energy; lobbying and the EPA      Comment   Translate Page      

                          This is the 594th edition of the Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue). Here is the April 6 edition. Inclusion of a story in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it.

                          OUTSTANDING GREEN STORIES

                          Pakalolo writes—"The entire biophysical system" of the Arctic is shifting toward an "unprecedented state": “A new study, spanning 47 years of key Arctic indicators, has revealed “the fundamental changes among nine key elements of the Arctic system”. According to the study abstract, warming Arctic temperatures has intensified the hydrological cycle which the authors note is ‘evident from increases in humidity, precipitation, river discharge, glacier equilibrium line altitude, and land ice wastage.’ The authors explain that ‘downward trends continue in sea ice thickness (and extent) and spring snow cover extent and duration, while near-surface permafrost continues to warm.’ A few of the climate indicators exhibit a direct correlation with rising air temperatures and precipitation are the smoking gun ‘of major changes in various components of the Arctic system.’ [...] Arctic forests are turning into bogs as permafrost melts beneath their roots. The icy surface that reflects the sun's radiation back into space is darkening and sea ice cover is declining. Warmth and moisture trapped by greenhouse gases are pumping up the water cycle, swelling rivers that carry more sediment and nutrients to the sea, which can change ocean chemistry and affect the coastal marine food chain. And those are just a few of the changes.

                          Mokurai writes—Renewable Friday: Getting to 100%: “Can we meet the IPCC goal of 50% renewables by 2030, and 100% before 2050? tl;dr Yes, we can. Yes, we will. [...] In strict exponential growth the time to double something is constant. We never have exactly exponential growth, but we often get a fair approximation. Bloomberg New Energy Finance, as we have seen, has said that the world has a terawatt of wind and solar, and that the next terawatt, that is the next doubling, should take five years, from 2018 to 2023. So then maybe we could get to four in 2028 and eight in 2033, which is a bit more than half way there. That would leave us seventeen years to get to 16 TW of wind and solar by 2050. Or we could fit the slack in elsewhere as needed. As you can see in the diagram at the top here, the last doubling takes longer than the earlier ones. But there is no reason for it to take more than three times as long. Which is one of the reasons why I believe that we will get to 100% years before 2050, possibly before 2040.

                          nmmokuena writes—Youth climate organizers demand a just, green future—no matter what Trump says: “Early in the morning of Friday, March 29, as Rick Perry and fossil fuel executives huddled inside Charlie Palmer Steak in Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Hill, local youth climate organizers gathered outside the exclusive restaurant in protest. The RealClearPolitics (RCP) event united Trump’s Department of Energy Secretary and coal execs to promote the continued use of coal and nuclear energy. Meanwhile, the climate organizers protesting from the sidewalks insisted the event was not just giving the fossil fuel industry a platform, but also serving to mislead the public in thinking that renewable energy is too expensive, thus promoting the myth that the country needs to continue its dependence on fossil fuels. I am thankful that I was able to attend this action in-person, and meet representatives from local climate groups 350 DC and Sunrise Movement’s DC Hub. Hearing demonstrators tell their stories and talk about the importance of youth organizing for a green and just future was very moving. One protestor shared that she feels empowered to work in the solar industry because she is building a livable future for youth and future generations. Protestors sang movement songs, chanting ‘Stop the Lies: Renewables save money and lives,’ ‘Hey hey, ho ho! Rick Perry has got to go!’, as well as highlighting their righteous desire for clean air and water.


                                    Bank of Canada's Poloz Says Rate-Hike Path Is `Data Dependent'      Comment   Translate Page      

                          Bank of Canada's Poloz Says Rate-Hike Path Is `Data Dependent'“What’s a while, I don’t know,” said Poloz, who spoke to reporters Saturday on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund meetings. The Bank of Canada, which has raised borrowing costs five times since mid-2017, has stopped talking about the need to raise interest rates in recent weeks and turned the focus instead toward keeping stimulus in place as the country copes with a slowdown.



                                    ECB Policymaker Sees No Need for Tiered Rates to Help Banks      Comment   Translate Page      

                          ECB Policymaker Sees No Need for Tiered Rates to Help BanksThe ECB’s deposit rate has been below zero for almost half a decade, and weaker economic growth in the 19-nation euro area has pushed back expectations for a rate increase. Banking associations, however, have become increasingly vocal about detrimental side effects on profitability, and policy makers have agreed to study measures to blunt the impact, potentially by exempting some portion of deposits in a so-called tiering system. It’s one that the ECB previously rejected, partly out of concern on its complexity.



                                    Brazil's Economy Minister Says He Can `Fix' Petrobras Situation      Comment   Translate Page      

                          Brazil's Economy Minister Says He Can `Fix' Petrobras SituationWhen asked about Bolsonaro’s meddling in state-controlled Petrobras’ pricing policy this week, Guedes said he’d get more information when he returns home from Washington, where he’s been attending the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund. Petrobras shares plunged more than 8 percent on Friday after Bolsonaro called the energy producer’s Chief Executive Officer Roberto Castello Branco and ordered him to cancel a planned increase in diesel prices.



                                    Ένας 50χρονος Λιθουανός κατάφερε να κλέψει πάνω από 120 εκατομμύρια δολάρια από Facebook και Google!      Comment   Translate Page      


                          Μία καλοστημένη απάτη μέσω της οποίας απέσπασε πάνω από 120 εκατομμύρια δολάρια από την Google και τη Facebook έστησε ένας 50χρονος Λιθουανός.

                          Ο Εβάλντας Ριμασάουσκας ομολόγησε την ενοχή του γι’ αυτήν την απάτη και μάλιστα ο ίδιος έχει εκδοθεί από το 2017 στη Νέα Υόρκη λόγω της υπόθεσης αυτής.

                          Ο Ριμασάουσκας ομολόγησε πως μαζί με συνεργούς του που δεν κατονομάζονται, έστησαν μία εταιρεία στη Λετονία ονόματι Quanta Computer, το ίδιο ακριβώς όνομα με μία κατασκευάστρια hardware με την οποία συνεργάζονται η Google και η Facebook. Μέσα από ένα λαβύρινθο από χιλιάδες παραποιημένα δελτία παροχής, συμβόλαια, επιστολές και εταιρικές σφραγίδες, κατάφεραν να ξεγελάσουν τους δύο κολοσσούς του Διαδικτύου, αποσπώντας δεκάδες εκατομμύρια δολάρια από το 2013 ως το 2015.


                          Οι πληρωμές ήταν συνδεδεμένες με τραπεζικούς λογαριασμούς που ελέγχονταν από το Ριμασάουσκας, και στη συνέχεια «ξέπλενε» τα χρήματα αυτά μέσω άλλων τραπεζικών λογαριασμών σε Λετονία, Κύπρο, Σλοβακία, Λιθουανία, Ουγγαρία και Χονγκ Κονγκ.

                          Ο Ριμασάουσκας είναι αντιμέτωπος με ποινή κάθειρξης έως και 30 ετών, ενώ η ποινή του θα του γνωστοποιηθεί στις 24 Ιουλίου.

                          Και οι δύο εταιρείες (που δεν κατονομάζονται στη δικογραφία, αλλά αναφέρονται ως «Θύμα 1» και «Θύμα 2») υποστηρίζουν πως έχουν ανακτήσει όλα ή το μεγαλύτερο μέρος των χρημάτων που απέσπασε ο Λιθουανός, ενώ πηγές, που επικαλείται το Bloomberg, αναφέρουν ότι το κόλπο αυτό «στοίχισε» 23 εκατομμύρια δολάρια στην Google και 98 εκατομμύρια στη Facebook.


                          Πηγή: newsbeast.gr



                                    Mueller Report Will Focus on Cyber Crimes      Comment   Translate Page      
                          Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said at private lunch in New York not to forget what special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation was about: cyber crimes, Bloomberg reports. When the report finally comes out, Rosenstein said “a lot of what we see will deal with that” and it will “clear up questions about Russian election interference.”
                                    ESIC UDC and Steno Exam: Current Affairs Questions | 14th April 2019      Comment   Translate Page      
                          Dear Aspirants,

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                          Current Affairs Questions for ESIC UDC and Steno Exam 2019 :

                          The General Awareness Section of Banking Exams covers numerous sections in it like Banking Awareness, Static GK, and Current Affairs. Most of the questions in GA appear from Current Affairs section. So it becomes important for you all to cover this particular section with sincerity and seriousness. The questions on Static and Banking Awareness are related to the countries, events or anything that has been in news for a while. Knowledge of current news also helps you deal with the PI (Personal Interview) more efficiently so you do not give a mumble jumble answer to the interviewee's simple questions. Here is a quiz on Current Affairs to let you assess your Current Affairs Knowledge.




                          Q1. Which among the following bank has been identified as number 1 bank by customers in India, as per Forbes World’s Best Bank survey?
                          ICICI Bank
                          SBI
                          HDFC Bank
                          BoB
                          Axis Bank
                          Solution:
                          HDFC Bank has been identified as number 1 bank by customers in India, as per Forbes World’s Best Bank survey. In the first edition of this survey, Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista to measure the best banks in 23 countries.

                          Q2. Tata Consultancy Services partnered with which of the following tech firm to build industry-specific cloud solutions?
                          Google Cloud
                          Microsoft
                          WIPRO
                          Infosys
                          None of the given options is true
                          Solution:
                          Tata Consultancy Services partnered with Google Cloud to build industry-specific cloud solutions. TCS’ solutions on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) will help enterprises build secure, cloud-native analytics platforms that enable high levels of personalization, and are cost-effective, easy to maintain, and future ready.

                          Q3. Name the oil company that has bagged the prestigious ‘AIMA Managing India Award 2019 for outstanding PSU of the year.’
                          HPCL
                          GAIL
                          BPCL
                          Indian Oil Corporation
                          SAIL
                          Solution:
                          Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has bagged the prestigious ‘AIMA Managing India Award 2019 for outstanding PSU of the year.’ The award was presented by former President Pranab Mukherjee to Sanjiv Singh, Chairman, Indian Oil.

                          Q4. Name the Israeli Prime Minister who has won a fifth term in office.
                          Mahmoud Abbas
                          Benjamin Netanyahu
                          Avigdor Lieberman
                          Benny Gantz
                          Ariel Sharon
                          Solution:
                          Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won a fifth term in office. His closest opponent’s party the Blue and White party conceded defeat, clearing the path for Netanyahu to set up a coalition government.

                          Q5. The equity market of which of the following Territory/country has overtaken Japan to be the world’s third largest in value, behind only the U.S. and China?
                          Laos
                          Cambodia
                          Russia
                          Hong Kong
                          France
                          Solution:
                          Hong Kong’s equity market has overtaken Japan to be the world’s third largest in value, behind only the U.S. and mainland China. Hong Kong’s market cap was $5.78 trillion, compared with $5.76 trillion for Japan, according to data compiled by Bloomberg based on where primary securities are listed.

                          Q6. Name the Telugu poet who has been selected for the prestigious Saraswati Samman, 2018 for his collection of poetry titled Pakkaki Ottigilite.
                          Natarajan Gopi
                          Aarudhra
                          K Siva Reddy
                          Kalipatnam Ramarao
                          Gunturu Seshendra Sarma
                          Solution:
                          Telugu poet K Siva Reddy has been selected for the prestigious Saraswati Samman, 2018 for his collection of poetry titled Pakkaki Ottigilite. The award carries a cash prize of 15 lakh rupees, a citation and a plaque.

                          Q7. Two schemes of the West Bengal government for skill development and distribution of bicycles to students have won the prestigious World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) awards of the United Nations. Name those 2 schemes.
                          Rupashree Prakalpa and Sabooj Sathi
                          Sabooj Sathi and Lokprasar Prakalpa
                          Utkarsh Bangla and Sabooj Sathi
                          Swasthya Sathi Scheme and Utkarsh Bangla
                          Sabujshree and Sufal Bangla
                          Solution:
                          Two schemes of the West Bengal government for skill development- “Utkarsh Bangla” and distribution of bicycles to students “Sabooj Sathi” have won the prestigious World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) awards of the United Nations.

                          Q8. The General Assembly declared _______ as the International Day of Human Space Flight.
                          13 April
                          12 April
                          15 April
                          10 April
                          9 April
                          Solution:
                          The General Assembly declared 12 April as the International Day of Human Space Flight to celebrate each year at the international level the beginning of the space era for mankind. 12 April 1961 was the date of the first human space flight, carried out by Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet citizen.

                          Q9. The Centre has recently appointed ________ as Secretary, Defence Finance.
                          Gargi Kaul
                          Nimisha Sethi
                          Rupam Shah
                          Gurmeet Kaur
                          Netani Shah
                          Solution:
                          In a bureaucratic reshuffle, the Centre has appointed Gargi Kaul as Secretary, Defence Finance. She is a 1984-batch officer of the Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS). Kaul was earlier Financial Advisor, Defence Services in the Defence Ministry.

                          Q10. President Jovenel Moise announced that _________ will be the new prime minister of Haiti.
                          Jean-Henry Ceant
                          None of the given options is true
                          Reginald Boulos
                          Jean Michel Lapin
                          Jack Guy Lafontant
                          Solution:
                          President Jovenel Moise announced that Jean Michel Lapin will be the new prime minister of Haiti. It is French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country.

                                         


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                                    Bernie Sanders Calls on Trump to Abandon New Nafta Agreement      Comment   Translate Page      

                          Bernie Sanders Calls on Trump to Abandon New Nafta Agreement“The Nafta treaty that Trump renegotiated with Mexico will still allow companies like General Motors to send our jobs to Mexico,” Sanders said during a rally at Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan. “So today, I challenge Donald Trump: For once in your life, keep your campaign promises,” the Vermont senator said.



                                    En medio de rumores de recortes en El Financiero, Olivia Zerón anuncia el final de su noticiario      Comment   Translate Page      

                          La noche del viernes fue la última emisión de Sin Línea en El Financiero Bloomberg.
                                    Bloomberg: В Москве можно заработать на завтрак за 10 минут      Comment   Translate Page      
                          В Москве, согласно подсчетам агентства Bloomberg, требуется 10,6 минуты, чтобы заработать на стандартный завтрак, а в Санкт-Петербурге - почти 15 минут. Специалисты в ходе исследования оценили стоимость утренней трапезы для жителей 137 крупных городов планеты.
                                    An Interview With The Most Powerful Man On Wall Street      Comment   Translate Page      

                          Amid a rising legislative chorus demanding a halt to corporate buybacks (an activity which was illegal until 1982), with Congress realizing that most of the funds released by Trump's tax cut and offshore tax repatriation were used not for capex or hiring but merely to levitate stock prices, last week Goldman's chief equity strategist published the most "inspired" defense of buybacks, in which he said that from a portfolio strategy perspective, "the potential restriction on buybacks would likely have five implications for the US equity market: (1) slow EPS growth; (2) boost cash spending on dividends, M&A, and debt paydown; (3) widen trading ranges; (4) reduce demand for shares; and (5) lower company valuations."

                          Or, as we summarized it, if Congress were to ban buybacks, it would likely crash the market. Hence Goldman's increasingly vocal defense of corporate buybacks, which incidentally are the biggest source of stock demand in the past decade.

                          Then, just a few days later, Goldman - clearly worried that the anti-buyback push is gathering steam in Congress - published yet another research report discussing the "Buyback Realities", in which it paradoxically tried to mitigate the role buybacks have on price formation and capital misallocation just one week after it explained how banning buybacks would have disastrous consequences for stocks.

                          Of note, one of the charts in the defensive report had the following informative summary on the history of buybacks, in which Goldman explained that "in the past buybacks were not illegal [ZH: they were illegal prior to 1982] but were typically avoided because US companies feared government charges of market manipulation." As a result, for decades US companies returned cash to shareholders almost exclusively via dividends, and from 1880 to 1980, the dividend payout ratio averaged 78% of earnings (companies also had the option to repurchase shares via tender offers, in which they would buy a certain amount of shares at a pre-determined price/time, however the price moving impact of such operations was virtually nil).

                          Then, everything changed in 1982 with the passage of Rule 10b-18, which provided companies a safe harbor against charges of market manipulation when repurchasing their shares.

                          In short, buybacks were illegal until 1982 for a reason - market manipulation - and then they gradually became mainstream, with  stock buybacks and dividends rising to 90% of the cumulative payout ratio of S&P 500 earnings in the 2002-2018 period. The cherry on top: in 2019, Goldman forecasts companies will spend a record $940 billion on buybacks (with $1.1 trillion in buyback announcements) up 16% from the prior record hit in 2018.

                          Some more staggering context: since the 2008 financial crisis, the S&P 500 companies have repurchased about $5 trillion of their own shares, which represents approximately 20% of the current market capitalization.

                          So while it remains to be seen if Congress will ban buybacks, one thing is certain: as Goldman's David Kostin cautioned last week, without company buybacks, demand for shares would fall dramatically, for one simple reason: repurchases have consistently been the largest source of US equity demand. Since 2010, corporate demand for shares has far exceeded demand from all other investor categories combined. Net buybacks for all US equities averaged $420 billion annually during the past nine years. In contrast, during this period, average annual equity demand from households, mutual funds, pension funds, and foreign investors was less than $10 billion for each category – despite the fact these categories collectively own 83% of corporate equities. Buybacks represented the largest source of equity demand in 2018. This is shown in the table below.

                          Then, overnight, Kostin reiterated this point, saying that "buybacks remain the largest source of net demand for US equities. Other ownership categories have been generally reducing equity exposure, including mutual funds."

                          What this means is the following: with buybacks having become the most important marginal buyer of stocks, the one trading desk that dominates the daily flow of buybacks - which amount to just under $3 billion in gross purchases each and every day - has more influence on the overall market than even the NY Fed. And the person who controls that trading desk will be the most powerful person on Wall Street.

                          Meet Neil Kearns.

                          Kearns, a name few have ever heard of - certainly not a name on par with Stevie Cohen, Israel Englander, Larry Fink, Lloyd Blankfein, Jamie Dimon, Bill Dudley or any other hedge fund billionaire that is part of the Wall Street folklore - is the head of Goldman Sachs’ corporate trading desk: the desk the executes hundreds of billions in corporate buyback orders for clients all around the world. And with Goldman sporting the largest buyback trading desk on Wall Street, it wouldn't be a stretch to say that - with the fate of the stock market in the hands of corporate buybacks - Neil is the most powerful man on Wall Street right now.

                          In its latest "Top of Mind" publication, Goldman sat down with Kearns, this "master of the buyback universe", to address the size, impact, and outlook for US share repurchases. Since Neil is the man that sees more buyback dollars executed in any year than anyone else, he is just the right man to answer all buyback related questions.

                          Q: How large is the corporate bid in the stock market?

                          A: US corporates have been the largest net buyers of US equity for the last decade, repurchasing $5tn+ since the financial crisis. Last year, roughly $1.1 trillion of repurchases were authorized, with about $900 billion actually repurchased. As a share of the overall trading footprint, that’s around 6-7% of average composite volume, which might be viewed as a slightly underwhelming number. But companies repurchase stock under rule 10b-18, a safe harbor enacted by the SEC in 1982 to provide companies an affirmative defense against accusations of stock price manipulation. This rule provides volume, timing and price limitations on how companies buy back stock. Pulling out the non-eligible volume, the trading footprint increases to about 10% on average, and into the teens during market weakness.

                          Q: What is the major driver of volatility in share repurchases?

                          A: The largest driver of share repurchase volatility is broader equity market performance. In particular, the corporate bid tends to  become more aggressive in a falling market as fundamental investors move to the sidelines. In periods of extreme dislocation, like we witnessed at the end of last year, repurchase activity can temporarily spike by multiples of average levels, as companies take advantage of attractive price points/valuations, and which may ultimately also have a secondary effect of tempering price volatility. That said, companies are cognizant of their trading footprints and generally aim to be less than 10% of trading volume.

                          Q: How much seasonality is there in share repurchases?

                          A: There is not a great deal of seasonality. Q1 tends to be the lightest quarter of activity—about 23% of total annual notional— given that companies have the least visibility on what earnings will look like that year. Q2 tends to be a little bit more active at  around 24%, while the last two quarters average around 26 to 27%, as companies feel more confident in repurchase levels given greater clarity on earnings strength/cash flow generation in the second half of the year.

                          Q: We are in the midst of a blackout window for share repurchases, which occurs four times a year around quarterly earnings. Does that mean companies can’t buy stock?

                          A: No. The other rule relevant to share repurchase programs is 10b5-1. The SEC enacted this rule in 2000 to provide senior executives, who have a desire to sell equity, an affirmative defense to any charge of insider trading, by adopting a written plan to sell at a time when they are not in possession of material non-public information (MNPI). The plan is a written contract between the individual and their broker, and contains very specific instructions on trade dates, sale parameters, etc. Though the plan may extend through a blackout window when the individual possesses MNPI, because it’s ultimately on auto-pilot, the executive is protected. Companies have applied this same safe harbor to buyback programs, enacting plans before the blackout window that will run on auto-pilot during the window. Very little public information is available on 10b5-1s, but an internal analysis of 350 companies suggests that approximately 85% of companies utilize them to continue to purchase stock during closed windows. Companies do tend to be more conservative than in the open window (when they have access to real time information); we observe a notional spend reduction of ~30% during the blackout window.

                          Q: How do companies judge the success of their stock repurchase programs?

                          A: From an execution standpoint, most companies judge the success of their program by comparing the average price at which they’ve purchased their shares on any given day, to the volume weighted average price (VWAP)—a daily benchmark that is readily available on Bloomberg. If their purchase price is below VWAP, they’ve “saved” money. Given the billions of dollars spent annually on share buybacks today, senior management and more frequently, corporate boards, have become increasingly focused on execution performance versus the daily benchmark, in some cases adjusting the structure of their program to specifically achieve this. In my view, this narrow focus on daily VWAP has the potential risk of missing more attractive valuation opportunities.

                          Q: How would you judge investor focus on stock buybacks today?

                          A: Focus from the buy side community is at an all-time high, with investors frequently questioning whether the very strong corporate bid we’ve observed over the past decade will persist, and looking at this as a potential harbinger of equity market performance. But if investors are looking to share repurchases for market direction, they are probably one or two quarters behind; corporate earnings drive share repurchases—not the other way around.

                          Q: Do you see any evidence that the corporate bid is diminishing, especially given increased focus in Washington, DC?

                          A: Not currently. Share repurchase authorizations are up approximately 13% yoy, which is remarkable given the surge in buybacks last year. And more broadly, the US economy continues to do reasonably well, the Fed appears to be on pause, and US-China trade negotiations are moving in the right direction. So we have little reason to believe that US corporates will not continue to generate strong free cash flow, which, as I mentioned, has historically been the primary driver of stock repurchases.


                                    China, Russia "Spread Disorder" And "Corruption" In Latin America: Pompeo      Comment   Translate Page      

                          Speaking Friday in Chile upon the start of his three-day South American tour, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called out China and Russia for spreading "disorder" in Latin America through failing investment projects that only fuel corruption and undermine democracy, especially in places like Venezuela. 

                          According to Bloomberg, Pompeo specifically listed a failing dam project in Ecuador, police advisory programs in Nicaragua, and Chinese loans to the Maduro government, which goes further back to Chavez. 

                          Pompeo with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, via Reuters

                          Pompeo asserted Chinese loans in Latin America “often injects corrosive capital into the economic bloodstream, giving life to corruption, and eroding good governance.” Both Beijing and Moscow have ultimately spread their economic tentacles into the region to “spread disorder,” he added.

                          In what appears an effort to sustain momentum toward pressuring regime change in Caracas, America's highest diplomat met Chilean President Sebastian Pinera earlier Friday, and will hit Paraguay, Peru next, and finally on Sunday will travel to a Colombian town on the border with Venezuela.

                          Pompeo and Piñera also generally discussed the U.S.-China trade war and Beijing's “Belt and Road” initiative, with Pompeo suggesting he was optimistic about solving the tariff war with China. But the focus remained finding a US-desired outcome to the Venezuela crisis. 

                          According to Bloomberg

                          As part of the broader pressure campaign on Maduro, Pompeo said the U.S. has revoked visas for 718 people and sanctioned over 150 individuals and entities. On Friday, the U.S. sanctioned four companies it says transport much of the 50,000 barrels of oil that Venezuela provides to Cuba each day.

                          Late last month Pompeo had even more directly addressed Moscow, calling on Russia to “cease its unconstructive behavior” after it deployed a small troop contingency to Caracas to service existing military equipment contracts. Notably, Venezuela also has Russia's S-300 air defense missile system, which over the past month have been reported deployed to a key airbase south of the capital of Caracas. 

                          And in February Pompeo claimed in an interview with Fox News that "Hezbollah has active cells in Venezuela" — an assertion that has seemed to disappear from the spotlight of late. 

                          China, for its part, has proactively offered to help Venezuela with its failing power grid, after a series of devastating mass outages over the past month has resulted in "medieval" conditions amidst an already collapsing infrastructure. Beijing also recently denied it has deployed troops to Venezuela after media reports a week ago cited online photos which appeared to show a Chinese military transport plane deployed to Caracas. 


                                    A Researcher Needed Three Hours to Identify Me From My DNA      Comment   Translate Page      
                          Via: Bloomberg: Using just my DNA, a genealogist was able to identify me in three and a half hours. It wasn’t hard. I’d previously sent a DNA sample to the genetic testing company 23andMe Inc. and then uploaded my data anonymously to a genealogy website. Researcher Michelle Trostler was able to access my data from […]
                                     Comment on The U.S. Bars Entry To Founder Of The BDS Movement by P. Hill       Comment   Translate Page      
                          PRINCE ALWALEED BIN-TALIA With a net worth of around $27 billion, as of today, Prince Alwaleed Bin-Talal is, according to Bloomberg’s new Billionaire Index, the 15th wealthiest person in the world, just ahead of Li Ka-Shing, the man who controls Hutchison Whampoa, an Asian conglomerate. He has been called the Saudi Warren Buffett, and like the legendary Omaha value investor he holds on to the investments he makes, some of them “for life.” “I am proud of that,” the prince says. He owns 95 percent of the publicly traded Kingdom Holding—his version of Berkshire Hathaway—with a current market value of around $20 billion, up nearly 50 percent in a year. (His investments apart from Kingdom Holding include Rotana and, by one estimate, millions of acres of land in Saudi Arabia.) He favors high-growth, high-risk technology companies, which he identifies with the help of a small Riyadh-based investment committee. (He generally shuns U.S. investment banks, with the exception of Citigroup.) He also has stakes in Apple, TimeWarner, Motorola, 360buy, Saks, AOL, eBay, and Euro Disney. Last December, he bought a $300 million stake in Twitter on the secondary market from two early investors in the company, Union Square Ventures and JPMorgan Chase. He won’t say how much of Twitter he now owns, but he indicates that the reported valuation of $10 billion isn’t far off, giving him around three percent of the company. In 2011, he joined forces with Bloomberg Television—which for a fee will provide the business news content and the operations expertise—to start a new pan-Arab TV news channel, Alarab, based in Bahrain, which will compete with Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya, which is owned by the Saudi royal family. “May the best survive,” he says. Edited from: "The Stockholder In The Sand" VANITY FAIR, 3/21/13 ................................................................................................ Prince Alwaleed was, in 2013, the 15th Wealthiest man in the world. And he was the second largest stockholder in NewsCorp, parent company of Fox News. But Tom Nash thinks Prince Alwaleed is only the stuff of silly memes. That is Tom thinks the prince is only someone conspiracy mongers have heard of. Tom doesn't know that mainstream features occasional stories on Prince Alwaleed. Tom doesn't know because right-wing media never mentions the prince. From Tom's perspective the prince is out of sight and out of mind and therefore doesn't matter.
                                    Indivior: la farmacéutica acusada de provocar una epidemia de opiáceos colapsa en Bolsa      Comment   Translate Page      

                          No todos los días una compañía pierde el 71,5% de su valor en Bolsa, pero tampoco todos los días se ve una historia como la de la farmacéutica británica Indivior. La línea de negocio de Indivior incluye, según indica Bloomberg, "la producción, fabricación o transformación de medicamentos en preparados farmacológicos para uso veterinario o humano".

                          etiquetas: indivior, epidemia, opiaceos

                          » noticia original (cincodias.elpais.com)


                                    Bloomberg представил глобальный «индекс завтрака»      Comment   Translate Page      
                          Bloomberg представил глобальный «индекс завтрака», в котором исследовал стоимость стандартного завтрака в мировых финансовых центрах.

                          Прием пищи включает в себя стакан молока (227 грамм), одно яйцо, два ломтика хлеба и один фрукт, передает РИА Новости.

                          В проведенном агентством анализе этот показатель представлен в качестве процента от предполагаемого ежедневного дохода жителя конкретного города.

                          Специалисты пришли к выводу, что дешевле всего утренняя трапеза обходится жителям Женевы. Там его стоимость (1,45 доллара) составляет 0,8% от ежедневного дохода. Следом идет Дубай и Берн, где за завтрак жители обоих этих городов платят 0,96% своего ежедневного дохода.

                          Москва в указанном рейтинге заняла 69-е место. Жители российской столицы сегодня отдают за завтрак 2,2% своего ежедневного дохода. Чтобы позволить себе стандартный завтрак, необходимо поработать чуть больше десяти с половиной минут.


                                    Bloomberg составил рейтинг богатейших семей в «Игре престолов»      Comment   Translate Page      
                          Возглавил рейтинг клан Таргариенов во главе с Дейенерис Бурерожденной
                                    Booze dynasties control $70 billion of world's liquor wealth      Comment   Translate Page      
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                                    Fresh US divide on Iran emerges over expiring nuclear waivers      Comment   Translate Page      
                          Bloomberg | Nick Wadhams: A fresh divide is emerging between some Trump administration officials and hard-line opponents of Iran in the Senate over how far to go in the White...
                                    GM Reportedly Won’t Invest In Electric Pickup Truck Startup Rivian      Comment   Translate Page      
                          General Motors would have joined Amazon in an equity stake for the Michigan-based Rivian. A proposed tie-up between the largest U.S.-based automaker and a fledgling company trying to make an electric pickup truck may be doomed, based on a new report from Bloomberg. The publication reported Friday that General Motors and Rivian have ended discussions […]
                                    Bloomberg Intelligence - Credit Analyst      Comment   Translate Page      
                          Bloomberg - New York City, NY - Bloomberg Intelligence - Credit Analyst New York, NY Posted Feb 5, 2019 - Requisition... and analyse the data as well. Our Credit Research department provides unique insights and tools...
                                     Elon Musk-Linked Scientists Are Developing Brain Probes for DARPA       Comment   Translate Page      

                          Last month a team of scientists affiliated with Elon Musk’s Neuralink project published a paper identifying a new technique for inserting probes into brains. The study was published in a journal called BioRxiv, and according to Bloomberg, all five of its authors have been associated with Nueralink. It was noted at the end of the study that the research was funded through a DARPA Contract.


                                    The Uber IPO exposes how Saudi cash drives Silicon Valley innovation, and even the biggest tech companies can’t stop it      Comment   Translate Page      

                          Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

                          • Uber's S-1 filing showed that Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund owns 5% of the company.
                          • The Public Investment Fund is also a top investor in Softbank's gargantuan Vision Fund, which owns 16% of Uber — not to mention sizable stakes in companies like Slack, WeWork, and DoorDash. 
                          • Saudi Arabia has been criticized for human rights abuses and repressive laws, so it's a problematic source of cash for Silicon Valley, which prides itself on changing the world.
                          • But Silicon Valley is under attack like never before these days, and that's caused a cynical search for stability that seems to have made taking Saudi money a non-issue. 

                          Silicon Valley's relationship with an undemocratic regime that has a troubling human rights record is in the spotlight. 

                          President Donald Trump has spoken out about it. Lawmakers are debating ways to stop the flow of money and data between the two.

                          The adversary in this cross-border drama is China, which has raised alarm bells in the US as it bulks up its homegrown tech industry and arouses suspicion of spying and influence.

                          However, there's much less fuss about the cozy ties between another repressive foreign power and Silicon Valley. 

                          Saudi Arabia's presence in Silicon Valley is greater than it's ever been. 

                          That became especially clear on Thursday when Uber filed its IPO paperwork. We learned from the S-1 filing that the kingdom's Public Investment Fund owns 5.2% of the ride-sharing company. 

                          The figure might actually under-count Saudi Arabia's influence within Uber. Softbank, the Japanese tech conglomerate, owns a 16.3% stake in Uber through its Softbank Vision Fund. The biggest investor in the Vision Fund is Saudi Arabia, which contributed $45 billion of the fund's massive $100 billion bankroll

                          Mohammed bin Salman and Masayoshi Son SoftBank

                          The Vision Fund is Silicon Valley's undisputed kingmaker today, writing big checks and amassing stakes in high-flying startups such as WeWork, Slack, DoorDash and GM Cruise. That means Saudi cash is essentially funding much of Silicon Valley's innovation.

                          As the New York Times pointed out in October, this gusher of Saudi money is an inconvenient truth for an industry that prides itself on making the world a better place.

                          From space to augmented reality, Saudi cash is everywhere

                          Some basic facts about Saudi Arabia: It's a place where torture and arbitrary arrests are widespread, according to Amnesty International; a place where women are not allowed to travel abroad without the permission of a male "guardian." It's the leader of a coalition blamed for airstrikes in Yemen responsible for thousands of civilian deaths and injuries. 

                          And then there's the gruesome killing of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashogghi, which, according to the CIA's initial conclusion, was ordered by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, the Wall Street Journal reported.

                          In other words, Saudi Arabia is antithetical to everything tech companies' altruistic mission statements claim to stand for.  

                          Saudi money may be more prevalent in tech now, but it's not new. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was an early investor in Twitter, and at one point owned a stake larger than cofounder Jack Dorsey's. (Alwaleed was himself detained — in a Ritz Cartlon hotel — for three months in 2017 by his cousin Prince Mohammed, the current leader of the country).

                          And the Saudi Public Investment Fund is also a shareholder in Magic Leap, Tesla and Virgin Galactic, according to research firm CB Insights. Whether you're in augmented reality or outer space, there's no escaping Saudi money.

                          A 2018 Quartz article cites an estimate by research firm Quid that Saudi investors directly participated in tech investment rounds totalling at least $6.2 billion during the previous five years.

                          dara khosrowshahi fortune uber

                          Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi backed out of a conference organized by Prince Mohammed last year after the Khashogghi killing, as did now-former Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene. But for the most part, there's been little pushback among tech startups when it comes to accepting Saudi or Softbank money.

                          Uber's winds of change

                          So why is Silicon Valley okay with Saudi money? 

                          It's true that we live in a world that runs on oil — so drawing a moral line isn't easy when you're pumping gas into your car every day. 

                          Maybe the tech industry thinks it's bringing the winds of change.

                          After all, when Uber announced its Saudi investment in 2016, women weren't allowed to drive.

                          “Of course we think women should be allowed to drive,” Uber's Jill Hazelbaker told the New York Times at the time. “In the absence of that, we have been able to provide extraordinary mobility that didn’t exist before — and we’re incredibly proud of that.”

                          And two years later, change did happen when the ban on women driving was officially lifted.

                          Did Uber's presence in Saudi Arabia cause the change? It's impossible to say with certainty, but I'd wager not. 

                          Much more likely is that Prince Mohammed, looking for a way to burnish his credentials as a "reformer" when he rose to power in 2017, saw the controversial driving ban as an easy and expedient thing to jettison in exchange for goodwill.

                          The notion of working from the inside to bring about change has a long and not-so-great track record in tech. Think back to Google contorting itself into a pretzel to justify its introduction, and then withdrawal, of a search engine in China. When outrage recently erupted over Google's secret plans to make a new censored search app for China, the company didn't even try to justify itself with a "change from within" argument.

                          Tech businesses don't really want a revolution

                          You may ask, at this point, why more companies don't take a stand and turn down Saudi cash. 

                          The sad reality is that companies are more interested in preserving the status quo that their businesses are built on than in bringing about change; even the "disruptive" tech companies.

                          That's especially true today, as tech companies are under siege from all sides, blamed for disrupting our privacy, our elections and our children's attention spans. 

                          donald trump orb saudi arabia

                          Thinking differently is great marketing copy when it sells gadgets. But there's little upside in leading a revolution if it scares away customers. 

                          Look no further than Google's app store. Thanks to an app called Absher, Saudi men can direct where women travel, and receive alerts when women use a passport to leave Saudi Arabia. After Insider's Bill Bostock investigation into this wife-tracking app, US lawmakers demanded that Google remove Absher from its app store.

                          Google refused to pull the app. It argued that the app does not violate its terms of service.

                          Right now, the tech industry's terms of service are clear. Whether it's about policies, products or investors, the golden rule is stability. 

                          SEE ALSO: Uber can't decide whether cofounder Travis Kalanick is an asset or a liability, and it makes for an awkward but revealing IPO filing

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                                    《华盛顿邮报》:欧洲人担心特朗普会摧毁跨大西洋联盟和欧盟      Comment   Translate Page      
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                          华盛顿邮报照片插图:由Jasper Juinen /彭博新闻和Al Drago /彭博新闻摄影的(特朗普)的照片

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                          法意导言

                          特朗普上台之后的各种行为在世界上产生了很大的影响,特别是对于欧洲和美国的联盟、或是对跨大西洋联盟而言。特朗普对于美国和欧洲之间事务的"不受控制"和"随心所欲",对于跨大西洋联盟的稳固产生了恶劣影响,而这让欧洲和欧洲各国领导人非常不安。虽然特朗普能否连任前景还不明朗,欧洲人也倾向于"等待"而不是"改变"。但是在欧洲,也逐渐开始有更多人认为,欧洲应该不再依赖美国,而是单独行动,即实践"后大西洋世界"的概念。华盛顿邮报的专栏记者丹·巴尔兹(Dan Balz)和吉夫·威特(Giff Witte)于2019年2月4日在《华盛顿邮报》(The Washington Post)上发表了《欧洲人担心特朗普会对跨大西洋联盟和联盟的状态产生威胁》(Europeans fear Trump may threaten not just the transatlantic bond, but the state of their union)一文,对于欧洲和美国关系的现状以及欧洲已经采取和可能将会采取的对策进行了分析。



                          欧洲人担心特朗普会摧毁跨大西洋联盟和欧盟

                          作者:丹·巴尔兹(Dan Balz); 吉夫·威特(Giff Witte)

                          译者:池芷欣


                          随着美国总统特朗普(Trump)准备发表他的第二次国情咨文演讲,美国在欧洲最亲密的盟友——德国的领导人充满了焦虑。


                          他们并不确定在美国能和谁交谈。他们无法判断特朗普将他们视为朋友还是敌人。他们只能通过特朗普的推特(Twitter)来确认这位总统是打算毁灭欧盟和北约,还是仅仅只是想要对欧洲大陆的核心机构产生不良影响。


                          官员认为,无论特朗普有意还是无意,他都已经严重地削弱了历任美国总统花费了近七十年的时间培养起来的跨大西洋关系的基础。正如美国前外交部长西格玛•加布里尔(Sigmar Gabriel)所说的那样:"他已经造成了苏联人梦寐以求的破坏。"


                          欧洲领导人担心,在接下来的两年内,由于特朗普的胆大妄为,可能会有更多不稳定情况的发生。并且他们对特朗普可能连任充满恐惧。这种情况使得欧洲大陆面临了一个没有人能破解的战略悖论。


                          "我们不能和特朗普共存",加布里尔说:"但是我们不能没有美国。"


                          在来自伦敦、巴黎和柏林——西方联盟核心的三个欧洲首都——的二十多次的采访中,政府官员、前政府官员和独立分析家都认为,欧洲和美国的伙伴关系虽然在某些层面上仍然在平稳地运行,但是在其他方面已经变得非常不正常。

                          埃马纽埃尔·马克龙(Emmanuel Macron)听取了特朗普总统在2018年在白宫草坪上讲话的消息。(Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg News)。

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                          德国总理安吉拉·默克尔(Angela Merkel)、英国首相特蕾莎·梅(Theresa May)和法国总统埃马纽埃尔·马克龙(Emmanuel Macron)已经尝试了不同的策略,努力和特朗普发展一致可靠的关系。由于没有更好的选择,欧洲的主导策略是等待特朗普下台,并尽量保证损失不要扩大。


                          在这三个首都中,都有人认为,如果有必要的话,欧洲应该在某种程度上尝试单独行动,规划欧洲未来的路线。在慕尼黑一个啤酒馆中,默克尔直言不讳地表达了欧洲必须"将命运掌握在自己手里"的观点。


                          从两年前的这个春天开始,欧洲就在这个方向上采取了谨慎的策略,关于建立一个欧洲军队的提案就是例子。尽管整个欧洲的国防开支略有增加,但是美国在北约成员国的军费开支仍然占三分之二以上。在没有美国支持的情况下,欧洲很难维持着大规模的多边倡议。


                          虽然存在恐惧和挫折,但是欧洲官员仍然在尽力维持和美国总统以及美国政府之间的关系。


                          "我们能应付。"一位资深的欧洲政治家说,他和政府中其他人一样要求匿名,以便自由地讨论现在敏感的关系,"通过推特进行统治和通过外交接触进行统治不同。这是不同的过程。但这是我们在接受和适应的东西。我不认为我们每天受到的惊吓会比他自己政府受到的惊吓更大。"


                          其他人,通常是那些不再担任政府职务的人,表达了一种不太乐观的看法。他们看到一位总统在履行他的竞选承诺,并且不安地注意到欧洲在很多事情上都站在了错误一边。


                          "在一开始,我们认为'他在参与竞选,这个职位会改变他。'但反而是他改变了总统这个职位。"加布里尔说,"我感到震惊的是,在如此短的时候时间内,他已经成功地破坏了花了几十年时间才建立的关系。"


                          正如欧洲人看到的那样,在残骸中散落的包括:几乎已经破产的伊朗核协议、针锋相对的关税措施、一项没有世界最大经济体参与的全球气候协议、因为关键性核条约的作废而可能引发的军备竞赛,以及美国甚至没有礼貌性地告知战友情况下就单方面地从叙利亚撤军。


                          但是,比任何问题都重要的是,特朗普和欧洲从根本上存在分歧。


                          "他开启了回归民族主义、主权主义本能的大门。但至少在欧洲大陆,特别是欧盟,这两类观点已经和主流观点背道而驰。" 伦敦智库英国皇家国际事务研究所(Chatham House)主任罗宾•尼布莱特(Robin Niblett)表示,"欧盟站在特朗普主义的(Trumpist)世界观的对立面."

                          德国总理安吉拉·默克尔在布宜诺斯艾利斯举行的20国集团峰会晚宴上与特朗普会谈。 (Guido Bergmann / Bundesregierung / Getty Images)

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                          连特朗普本人也强调了这种差异。当特朗普在七月的采访中被问到了美国目前最大的敌人的名字的时候,他将欧洲集团列在俄罗斯和中国之前。而他这么认为的理由是他认为欧洲在防务和不公平贸易中搭便车的行为。


                          "他不明白什么是联盟。"巴黎国际战略研究所高级研究员弗朗索瓦·海斯堡(François Heisbourg)指出,"联盟是一个永恒的宽广范围。特朗普对世界的理解中不存在无条件的联盟这样的概念。"


                          官员们说,在幕后,两国关系往往并不比公众言论暗示的要好多少。"在一些问题上,我们试图说服他相信欧洲是美国的重要伙伴。"一位法国的高级官员说,"但他会说,'我不需要你们',以及'欧洲比中国更糟'。"


                          跨大西洋关系的恶化之际,欧洲正面临一连串其他挑战。英国、法国和德国的领导人都被国内的骚乱所影响。欧洲核心的外部——尤其是欧洲的东部边缘——自由民主面临的挑战非常普遍,特朗普式的民族主义也是如此。而英国则陷于留在欧盟还是脱离欧盟的辩论中。


                          由于这么多问题的影响,欧洲和美国的关系一直不是讨论的前沿和核心。但是一旦问题出现,往往呈现出根本性分歧,最终让欧洲回想起自身的弱点。


                          "几十年来,你们美国就是解决方案," 巴黎法国国际关系研究所的高级顾问多米尼克•莫伊西(Dominique Moïsi)告诉两位来访的美国人,"而现在,美国成了另一个问题。但我们还没有足够的力量来对抗你们。"


                          在欧洲人看来,和以往冲突的很大区别在于,特朗普对欧洲大陆的联合充满敌意,并且他表现出这种敌意的方式很像弗拉基米尔·普京(Vladimir Putin)的俄罗斯或者其他西方的对手。特朗普为英国退出欧盟感到高兴,并且质问马克龙为何法国不也离开欧盟。


                          "我们不习惯看到美国对欧洲项目的威胁。"德国外交部副部长尼尔斯·安纳(Niels Annen)说。


                          如果特朗普在未来两年内或者未来六年内加大攻击力度,欧洲可能会脆弱到足以崩溃。这个塑造了欧洲统一以及有史以来这片大陆最长和平记录的国家,可能成为它的毁灭者。


                          "在美国人试图分裂欧洲的那一刻,它就要分裂了。"柏林的德国马歇尔基金会主任托马斯·克莱恩-布罗克霍夫(Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff)说,"这是一个建立在美国保证基础上的脆弱结构。"

                          特朗普在2017年布鲁塞尔北约峰会期间与马克龙握手。 (Jasper Juinen /彭博新闻)

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                          有关特朗普的反对意见



                          虽然所有人都对特朗普已经并且可能继续会对跨大西洋关系造成的损害感到震惊和绝望,但是也有人承认,特朗普有时候会提出合理问题,并且引发必要的讨论。


                          "他拿起了一包卡片,然后把它们全部丢到了桌上,桌面上一片混乱。然后他说,让我们重新开始吧。"英国皇家国际事务研究所的尼布利特(Niblett)说,"然后我们在努力地说服他说,不,不,等等,规则就是这样,你不能打乱桌上的牌。但是他没有离开,起码我们还没有看到他这么做。我们看到的是,他创造了一种环境,在这个环境中,他通过令人难以想象的威胁方式来制造优势。"


                          通过扩大美国和欧洲的动荡,特凯普正在迫使人们就全球化、移民和经济不平等问题的影响这些方面进行更广泛的讨论。统治阶级和那些喋喋不休的人承认特朗普已经引发了一场重要的辩论——尽管他们认为特朗普没有建设性的办法来解决他所发现的问题。


                          欧洲领导人还将2016年特朗普出人意料的胜利视为一种提醒,即他们也在管理不稳定的选民,帮助特朗普的力量和情况也在扰乱他们的国家。

                          特朗普在2018年北约峰会期间与英国首相特蕾莎·梅合影。(Emmanuel Dunand / AFP / Getty Images)

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                          美国长期以来要求要求其他北约伙伴增加国防预算,特朗普在这方面取得了一些成果。巴拉克·奥巴马(Barack Obama)在担任总统的期间做了同样的事情,但是收效更为有限。尽管如此,欧洲国家仍然没有达到特朗普的要求。


                          一位政策分析家表示,那些强烈反对特朗普的风格和方法的人"有一点尴尬"。因为这位总统提出的一些令人不安的问题是正确的。其他人则表示,特朗普对欧洲的警醒,实际上有利于迫使领导人在美国已经开始逐步退出的世界中更多地考虑自身安全和利益。


                          虽然特朗普发出威胁,但是对于总统是否真的会采取让美国退出北约这样戏剧化的措施,还存在激烈的争论。有人认为这是不可思议的,在他们看来,如果特朗普这么做,会受到国会和公众舆论的阻挠。但是有些人担心会出现这种情况。"这不是一时冲动。"一位英国政府高级官员说。


                          欧洲人说,北约是建立在硬件和软件结合的基础上的。硬件是这个联盟的军事实力。有关官员说,在美国全面合作的情况下,北约军事力量仍然保持良好状态。软件则是信任和自信。"特朗普关于美国退出北约的推文比美国在东翼数十亿美元的投资还要严重。" 柏林的欧洲对外关系委员会联席主席约瑟夫·詹宁(Josef Janning)说。


                          欧洲官员还认为,特朗普在贸易和其他问题上早就应该对中国采取强硬态度,尽管他们希望特朗普能够在这种对峙中视欧洲为盟友。


                          "世界的演变和美国的演变之间存在着重大的分歧。"法国的政策分析家莫伊西(Moïsi)说,"这是完全矛盾的。"


                          尽管存在普遍担忧,但是一些直接和美国政府打交道的官员说,欧洲领导人试图把特朗普诋毁为某种卡通人物的行为犯了一个错误。"夸张的描述总统是欧洲的一个非常容易并且懒惰的比喻。"这位英国的高级官员表示,"这低估了这个人的严肃性,低估了他和他的团队对问题的分析,并且也低估了特朗普本人。"


                          特朗普和三位领袖



                          要怎么样和特朗普建立关系?这是默克尔、马克龙和梅面临的问题。对这个问题,他们三个人选择了不同的道路。但是事实证明,没有一条特别有效。


                          在这三个人中,默克尔最保守,并且最不愿意为可能的成功结果而孤注一掷。


                          她也是特朗普的怒火最合适的目标:在2015年,默克尔决定不对难民关闭德国边境,并且她对自由国际秩序的大力支持使得她成为了最方便的陪衬。"默克尔对德国的所作所为是一种耻辱。是一种可悲的耻辱。"特朗普在竞选活动中这么说道,此后也多次重复这句话。


                          在特朗普当选后的第二天早晨,默克尔发表了一份比起欢迎更像是警告的声明。在这个声明中,默克尔声称她只会在"共同的价值观——民主、自由以及尊重法治和每个人的尊严"的基础上和新总统合作。


                          在他们早期的会面中,默克尔试图扮演她曾经和奥巴马以及其他世界新领导人所扮演的角色,即向导和导师。这位勤奋好学的的德国化学家带上了地图和图标,使用这些形象的辅助工具来向特朗普传达面对复仇主义的俄罗斯,美欧合作的重要性。


                          "在一开始,她试图向特朗普解释事情之间是怎么联系的,以及它们之间的关联。" 阿尔穆特·莫勒(Almut Möller)说,他和詹宁(Janning)一起领导欧洲对外关系委员会的柏林办事处,"她希望能够和理性的另一边伙伴打交道。"

                          特朗普去年在巴黎凯旋门举行的仪式上与默克尔握手,这是1918年11月11日100周年纪念第一次世界大战结束的活动的一部分。(Ludovic Marin / AFP / Getty Images)

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                          在2017年7月汉堡举行的20国集团峰会上,默克尔曾经试图让美国不要退出《巴黎气候协定》,但以失败告终。在这个过程中,默克尔意识到了,特朗普对科学的蔑视并不只是他在竞选活动上的表演。从此之后,默克尔试图让自己接受这样一个事实:特朗普将会做他喜欢做的事情,而自己几乎没有机会影响他。


                          "默克尔在这个问题上变得越来越被动。"詹宁说,"她已经转向损害控制。"


                          该战略中主要和忽视特朗普的挑衅有关。不像其他会回应特朗普对他们的嘲讽的世界领导人,默克尔基本在避免上钩。


                          德国的经济部长,并且也是默克尔最亲密的顾问之一彼得·阿尔特迈尔(Peter Altmaier)在一次采访中拒绝对特朗普提出任何直接批评,并且故意对"任何一个人都可以对跨越几代人的伙伴关系造成严重损害"的观点轻描淡写。


                          "跨大西洋关系并不依赖于美国、德国或者是欧洲的哪个政府,"他说,"70多年来的合作对于有关各方而言都是一个成功的故事。"


                          但是,其他的德国官员则直接地承认了这些难题的存在。


                          默克尔的跨大西洋协调员彼得·拜尔(Peter Beyer)表示,在很多可靠的对话者已经离开或者即将离开的政府中,他很难知道该和谁交流。他说,现在德国正在努力使其和美国的接触多样化,在美国国会、美国各州和城市之间建立关系。


                          "我们必须提醒自己说美国并不是只有总统,"拜尔说,"在过去,我们过分地关注华盛顿了。"


                          马克龙和特朗普之间的关系有一个男性化风格强烈的开端。在马克龙当选不久后的2017年5月,在布鲁塞尔举行的北约会议上,他和特朗普这两位领导人似乎无休止握手的画面被镜头捕获。


                          当特朗普到巴黎参加法国国庆节的庆祝活动,并且被法国军队在游行中的表演所吸引的时候,这段2017年夏天的兄弟情可能达到了顶峰。他非常喜欢法国国庆节这样的庆祝活动,他希望能够在华盛顿举行类似的游行。但是这个游行从来没有实现过。


                          特朗普已经让美国退出了《巴黎气候协定》,并且也正在退出伊朗核协议。马克龙反对这些行为的劝说并没有改变特朗普的立场。

                          在马克龙4月份的国事访问期间,特朗普在白宫的新闻发布会上和马克龙握手。 (Andrew Harrer /彭博新闻)

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                          今年四月,马克龙和他的妻子布丽吉特(Brigitte)抵达华盛顿进行国事访问。马克龙是第一位受到特朗普总统如此尊敬的外国领导人,但是这次访问成为了他们关系的转折点。


                          在上图那张照片的拍照期间,特朗普从马克龙的肩膀上弹掉了什么东西。这个小动作被马克龙的盟友们进行了广泛解读。他们认为,这是用特朗普式的表达对公开捍卫气候协议和伊朗协议,并且支持欧洲的多边联盟的人贬低。


                          在国会联席会议上,马克龙发表的讲话间接斥责了特朗普,但是他仍然空着手离开了华盛顿。一位朋友在马克龙回到巴黎之后见到了他。"我问马克龙进展如何,而他告诉我这非常、非常艰难。"这个人说。


                          去年11月,特朗普飞往巴黎参加纪念第一次世界大战结束100周年的纪念活动。对于在这场冲突中损失惨重的欧洲国家来说,这次聚会极为重要,这些国家在。在前往巴黎的途中,特朗普抨击了马克龙关于欧洲军队的提议。在巴黎,他似乎对所有事漠不关心,周末的大部分时间里他的情绪都很糟糕,包括和马克龙的会面。


                          在这次访问之前,特朗普宣称自己是一个"民族主义者",这个词在欧洲大陆上有着黑暗的内涵。特朗普访问的周末,在世界领导人面前马克龙发表了一个演讲,谴责民族主义是"对爱国主义的背叛。"而特朗普一回到华盛顿,特朗普就再一次通过推特将矛头对准马克龙,这进一步加剧了他们之间的紧张关系。


                          马克龙试图继续担任欧洲联盟的首席捍卫者,但是他在政治上受到了国内动乱的威胁。他试图改变法国的努力遭遇了从去年年底开始的每周抗议活动,即众所周知的"黄背心"运动。抗议活动让马克龙变得虚弱、懊悔并且专注于重建他在国内受损的形象。他被迫向内看,这影响了他反对特朗普的声音的能力。


                          在2017年1月就职之后,英国首相特雷莎·梅是第一位在华盛顿访问特朗普的世界领导人,这表明这两个盟友之间的"特殊关系"仍然完好无损。


                          相关官员表示,私人之间的谈话进行地很顺利。但是这次旅行并不是很好——她和总统在斜坡上拍照,并且她帮他稳住了斜坡——而在她离开之后的第二天,特朗普政府就推动了对几个穆斯林占多数的国家的旅行禁令,这个禁令在英国比在美国更具有争议性。


                          随心所欲的总统和保持克制的首相之间的个性对比表明,他们之间的私人关系总是很难维持。


                          英国的官员一直在努力与特朗普身边不断变换的顾问建立关系,但是他们被迫重建他们在华盛顿进行外交的方式。他们远远超越了政府内部的传统资源,以深入了解特朗普的思想法和可能行动,以及他们对总统的影响。


                          从表面上看,去年夏天特朗普对英国的访问似乎是对英国首相的羞辱。在接受英国一家报纸采访的时候,总统对梅关于英国脱欧的辩论的处理方式不屑一顾,并且赞扬了鲍里斯·约翰逊(Boris Johnson),后者刚刚辞去了英国外交部长的职务,以抗议首相采取的脱欧政策。特朗普认为,梅的政治对手约翰逊,将会成为"一个伟大的首相。"


                          在特朗普和梅正在吃饭的时候,采访的新闻爆发了,并且立刻成为访问的决定性新闻。英国官员说特朗普为这个采访得到的关注而感到懊恼。第二天,在联合新闻发布会上,他对首相表示了高度的赞扬。一位英国官员说:"他不喜欢道歉,但是这个习惯却面临前所未有的挑战。"


                          英国人战略性地策划了特朗普的这次访问。他们在温斯顿·丘吉尔(Winston Churchill)的出生地布莱尼姆宫(Blenheim Palace)举行了盛大的仪式。这样的表演是总统所喜欢的,并且这个表演旨在将两国融合在一起。"这个编排中包含了很多的想法,"一位英国高级官员说,"这次旅行并不是为了个人关系,而是为了国家关系,而国家关系的化学反应非常良好。"


                          官员们表示,两位领导人之间的会晤比公众认为的更加顺利和具有实质性。"当他心情很好的时候,他就会参与其中,认真对待并且听取她提出的问题。"


                          但是在大的问题上,梅仍然没有能够实质性地改变特朗普的想法。


                          同时,梅和马克龙一样,必须要把她的注意力集中在国内的事务上,因为在3月29日英国脱离欧盟的最后期限之前,英国脱欧的辩论仍然没有能够结束。在这件事情上,特朗普还是一个不可靠的盟友。特朗普批评梅的消极立场,并且质疑英国如果不再是欧盟的一部分,英国是否还能够和美国快速达成贸易协定。特朗普这样的观点对梅产生了不利的影响。


                          宣布独立



                          如果欧洲对美国如此不满,为什么它不单独行动?


                          在欧洲大陆的外交政治圈中,有一个概念经常被提出,即"后大西洋世界"这个概念。在这个概念中,欧洲不再为了安全而依赖于美国。这个概念对欧洲大陆非常具有吸引力,因为现在承担对欧洲大陆的保护责任的总统对这个责任感到非常痛苦。


                          即使是坚定的大西洋主义者默克尔,也在2017年的5月中提出某种独立的观点,即欧洲应该"将我们的命运握在自己手里"。但是随着时间的推移,这个一开始就含糊不清的说法变得更加模糊。"她已经把这句话重复了一百万次,"欧洲对外关系委员会的詹宁说,"但是我们并不知道这意味着什么。"


                          在这些言辞背后的是谨慎的行动。欧洲已经承诺努力保证伊朗核协议的存在——甚至创造了金融交易工具来帮助那些企业避免受到美国制裁。但是,这片大陆是否有政治或者经济实力来维持没有美国参与的协议,目前仍不清楚。《巴黎气候协议》的前景更加乐观,但是美国的缺席也可以被敏锐感受到。


                          在国防方面,德国的军事实力增长并不显著,该国延续了二战后的传统,试图避免军队参与到国际冲突中。


                          去年年底,特朗普宣布从叙利亚撤军的时候,德国官员严厉地批评了特朗普的行为。但是德国政府一再拒绝直接参与叙利亚战争,他们更愿意发挥支持作用。法国在这件事情上则更具有侵略性。法国会加入,有时候甚至是领导对叙利亚的国际行动。


                          最近,马克龙和默克尔在德国的边境城市亚琛(Aachen)签署了一项友好协议,两国都宣称有必要将两国命运更紧密地联系在一起,而在历史上,这两个国家更多时间处于敌对状态。但是欧洲大陆上的卓越大国在自立之前,仍然有很长的路要走。


                          "马克龙和默克尔都谈到了欧洲需要,有能力实现战略自治,而不是依赖美国保障安全。但是只要德国在国防上开支依然这么少,只要德国的战略文化和法国如此不同,这一目标就不可能实现。"欧洲改革中心的主任查尔斯·格兰特(Charles Grant)指出,"但他们应该要言出必行。"


                          一些人越来越不耐烦于等待这种情况发生,他们试图敦促欧洲加快行动。"我们必须长大。我们必须成熟。"德国议会中的外交事务委员会主席诺伯特·罗特根(Norbert Röttgen)说,"我们必须要学会成为国际关系中的成年人。"


                          很少人会不同意这样的观点。但是总是有一些事情成为阻碍:欧盟内部的不团结、英国脱欧、经济增长缓慢和普遍认为欧洲可以和世界问题保持距离,虽然有充分的证据证明事实并非如此。


                          随着国际关系越来越像过去的大国竞争——美国、中国和俄罗斯在争夺势力范围——而欧洲则很不舒服地单独站在一边。


                          "我们是充满肉食动物的世界上的最后一位素食主义者,"德国前外交部长加布里尔说,"如果英国离开欧盟,我们将成为一个严格的素食主义者。"


                          四年还是八年



                          在特朗普当选仅两年后,暂时没有办法就特朗普任期最终对欧洲和美国的关系意味着什么得出结论。但至少,这是一个过渡时期,不过究竟会过渡成什么样子则是一个问题。


                          "这是一个历史犹豫不决的时期,"莫伊西说,"但是你不知道历史最终会走向何方。"


                          这位法国学者认为,欧洲日益严重的民粹主义运动几乎不可避免。和这片大陆上的其他人一样,他担心在五月份的欧洲议会选举将为民粹主义政党成员带来潜在的巨大胜利。


                          "我认为美国有很多人都觉得欧洲已经失败,觉得欧洲必然会走上这条路。"他补充说,"我说,好吧,情况可能是这样。精英阶层对不良领导人的接连出现和不负责任的行为负主要责任。但是同时,你可以说这种情况并不是完全不可避免。马克龙可能在欧洲选举中表现出色。特朗普可能被击败。英国脱欧导致的混乱可能会再次促使人们回归理性。这就是为什么我说我们正处于转折点,为什么说历史在犹豫不决。"

                          去年,马克龙,梅和默克尔在保加利亚举行欧盟领导人峰会之前。 (Jasper Juinen /彭博新闻)

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                          第二次世界大战结束以来,和美国最亲密的三个国家都感觉,2020年的总统选举会、或者可能会成为历史走向何方的分界线。在欧洲看来,美国选举被视为能够决定未来的大事。


                          "他已经造成了很大伤害。"一位英国前政府官员谈到特朗普时说,"但是,到目前为止,我们还很难确定他到底是破坏者还是毁灭者。这很大程度上取决于特朗普是否会连任。"

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                          I am hopeful that the upcoming presidential cycle will have a little less content-free horse race coverage than the cycles we’ve had in the past. It just seems like people in the media are a bit chastened by the election of Donald Trump and don’t want to repeat all the same mistakes this time around. Yet, I know I am being optimistic. We’re still going to see a lot of bad takes like this one from First Read that tries to convince us that Bernie Sanders is tanking because he’s only polling at 16 percent in Iowa and New Hampshire.

                          On the numbers, this take is a bit ludicrous. Sanders is currently polling in second place in both states, and he’s in first place among candidates who have actually declared that they are running. He trails only Joe Biden, and he’s more than doubling the numbers of well-funded and well-known candidates Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren in Iowa and nearly doing so in New Hampshire.

                          This piece takes no account of how delegates are actually awarded in the Democratic primaries, where you need to break 15 percent to get anything, and if you are one of only two candidates to clear that hurdle, you can count on getting more than 40 percent of that states’ haul. If these elections were held today, Biden and Sanders would be splitting all the delegates between them, and even if Sanders were losing every state it would take him a long time to be mathematically eliminated.

                          Without projecting forward, Bernie Sanders is in an enviable position, and his fundraising is excellent. He raised the most money of any candidate in the first quarter by a wide margin and reportedly has a $28 million war chest. Yet, he is supposedly not taking the criticism he deserves for polling far below where he finished in 2016 during a one-on-one contest with Hillary Clinton.

                          A better take comes from Jonathan Bernstein, who correctly points out that relatively few people are paying close attention to the race at this point and that the polls are therefore largely about name recognition. He also argues that negative stories about candidates are probably being treated as more consequential than they’ll prove to be in the end. And I think that depends on the candidate. First impressions are important, and it did real damage to Amy Klobuchar when she faced a bunch of criticism from former staffers soon after she announced. Stories about Joe Biden’s inappropriate grabbiness and voting record aren’t as crippling because people already know what they think about the former vice-president. In any case, he’s happy to get these stories covered now before he’s even announced himself as a candidate.

                          Biden and Sanders are leading the polls in large part because they are the best known politicians in the bunch, but also because Democrats genuinely like them. While there may be a wide gulf between them ideologically, especially if we go back decades in time, most voters aren’t making those kinds of distinctions. They’re leading because they’re popular with Democrats all along the ideological spectrum, and this seems to confound and perplex political analysts and activists alike. Progressives are supposed to be repelled by Biden and white working class voters are presumed to dislike socialism. Neither assumption bears out in the polling numbers.

                          As the other candidates begin to execute their plans and get their chances to perform on big stages, we will see these polling numbers begin to fluctuate, and there will be horses that show a burst for a time. It’s interesting to speculate about which candidates might have the talent or good fortune to move from the back to the front. The Democratic primary voters may want a reliable hand like Biden or an economic populist like Sanders or Warren or a fresh and charismatic face like O’Rourke, Harris or Booker. They might want someone completely new and from outside of Washington DC, like Pete Buttigieg or Washington governor Jay Inslee.

                          All we know right now is that Biden and Sanders are in the best position to win the nomination. We’re not suffering because there aren’t enough takes being published about why they’re not doing better.

                          Discuss


                                    Senate Supports Moore But Not Cain for Fed       Comment   Translate Page      

                          When looking at the dumpster fire we call the American political environment, I think we can all agree that the last thing we really needed was more Herman Cain. As I explained yesterday in my Senate Republicans Wish the Democrats Could Filibuster Trump’s Nominees piece, the senior GOP leadership in Congress certainly feels that way. They were already begging rank-and-file senators to call the White House and warn them off nominating Cain for a position on the Federal Reserve before Cain called them a “bunch of yahoos” on Wednesday night.

                          Herman Cain, whose prospects for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors have grown shaky before President Donald Trump even nominates him, likely gave his detractors in the U.S. Senate more reason to oppose his confirmation with comments at a University of Kansas lecture Wednesday night.

                          Cain, 73, the long-time business executive and 2012 presidential candidate, warned against the dangers of socialism, renewable energy and Medicare for all. He described the Senate Banking Committee, which would vet him if he were nominated, “as a bunch of yahoos.” He compared the right to health care to the right to own a Cadillac, and said God would decide when it was time to stop using fossil fuels.

                          “When God is ready for us not to have fossil fuels, he’ll find a way,” the former Godfather Pizza CEO told the audience at the Vickers Lecture Series at School of Business.

                          Cain also likened himself to Dr. Martin Luther King, and said: “You reach a point in your successful career where making more money isn’t inspiring enough.”

                          Cain’s reward for those remarks was to learn that his nomination is almost certainly doomed.

                          A fourth Republican senator announced Thursday that he would oppose Herman Cain if President Trump nominated him to the Federal Reserve Board, all but dooming his potential appointment.

                          Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), a close Trump ally, told reporters that “if I had to vote right now, there’s no way I could vote for” Cain. The president had floated the businessman for the Fed board last week.

                          Cramer’s opposition makes him the fourth Republican to denounce Cain’s potential nomination, effectively ending Cain’s chance at confirmation. GOP Sens. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Cory Gardner (Colo.) and Mitt Romney (Utah) all came out against Cain on Wednesday.

                          With four of the 53 Senate Republicans opposed to Cain, he would not reach the necessary 51 votes for confirmation without getting support from Democrats, which is unlikely.

                          I’m not certain, but it looks like perhaps the Senate Republicans are drawing a hard line against Cain so that’ll have some cover to accept the other insane nomination Trump is floating for the Fed.

                          Stephen Moore may have been held in contempt of court for failing to pay child support and alimony and he may owe more than $75,000 in taxes to the IRS, but that doesn’t seem disqualifying to a lot of Senate Republicans:

                          “I know Stephen Moore, he’s a smart man, he’s the head of Club for Growth,” said Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL). “We have to do this in regular order, but I think he would probably be a good voice on the Fed. One, he’s got to be nominated first. Second, he’s got to be confirmed.”

                          “I said, ‘Pay your taxes; pay your support!’” Shelby said, when asked about Moore’s financial problems.

                          “Stephen is a solid guy, I know Stephen pretty well. I think Stephen has been right about a few things, with regard to the Fed’s treatment of interest rates, especially,” [Sen. Kevin] Cramer said. “I want to hear more about the specific issues surrounding some of his financial situations.”

                          The North Dakota senator added that he did not see Moore’s run-in with the IRS or the divorce settlement being disqualifying for his nomination if he had cleared up both issues.

                          So, the way it looks right now, the dumpster fire will get less Herman Cain and more Stephen Moore.

                          Discuss


                                    Definition Of Info Know-how (IT)      Comment   Translate Page      

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                                    Trump executive order could affect future of stalled Constitution Pipeline      Comment   Translate Page      

                          President Donald Trump wants to make it easier for companies to transport natural gas from places like Pennsylvania to the Northeast.

                          He signed an executive order this week that would speed up pipeline permitting. It takes aim at states like New York that have blocked pipeline projects that would carry Marcellus Shale gas to markets in the Northeast, where gas is not always readily available. Trump’s order also opens the door to natural gas being transported by rail.

                          “Too often, badly needed energy infrastructure is being held back by special interest groups, entrenched bureaucracies and radical activists,” the president told a crowd gathered Wednesday at an International Union of Operating Engineers facility in Crosby, Texas before he signed several executive orders related to oil and gas.

                          Trump’s directive stems in part from New York’s denial of a water quality permit for the Constitution Pipeline, among other projects blocked by states under the federal Clean Water Act.

                          New York in 2016 halted the Constitution project, which would carry gas north from Susquehanna County. The fight over the pipeline continues to play out in court and among regulatory agencies.

                          In his executive order, Trump directs the Environmental Protection Agency to issue new permitting guidance to states. He did not explicitly say how states’ authority should change, but he said the EPA’s review should focus on “the need to promote timely Federal-State cooperation and collaboration” and “the appropriate scope of water quality reviews.”

                          Trump also asked the EPA to go a step further by formally revising its rules surrounding that portion of the Clean Water Act.

                          Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry welcomed Trump’s order.

                          “If you have the rules in place where the game is fair in terms of siting pipelines and critical infrastructure projects, then I think it opens the door for new development,” said David Spigelmyer, president of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, an industry trade group.

                          Still, the fate of the Constitution Pipeline is unclear.

                          Williams, the lead developer of the project, said in a statement that it “supports efforts to foster coordination, predictability and transparency in federal environmental review and permitting processes for energy infrastructure projects.” The company, however, declined to comment specifically on the president’s order and what it means for the future of the pipeline.

                          Mark Szybist, a senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, said he anticipates the legal battle over the pipeline will continue following Trump’s order.

                          “I suspect that was at least the intent of this executive order, to change the outcome of projects like the Constitution Pipeline,” he said. “How well that intent will succeed I think remains to be seen.”

                          He pointed to a statement from New York’s governor, Democrat Andrew Cuomo, who called Trump’s executive order a “gross overreach” of federal power.

                          “States must have a role in the process for siting energy infrastructure like pipelines, and any efforts to curb this right to protect our residents will be fought tooth and nail,” Cuomo said.

                          Szybist also questioned to what extent pipeline permitting in Pennsylvania will be affected by the order, given that the state has not experienced some of the same high-profile fights over pipelines as its neighbors that have denied projects under the Clean Water Act. Nevertheless, he said it would be concerning if the order changes the way Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection issues water quality certifications, should it result in less protection.

                          For years, the gas industry in Pennsylvania has sought to build more pipelines to reach New England, where residents tend to face higher heating prices than the rest of the nation and rely more on fuels like heating oil.

                          Spigelmyer said some in the region last year used gas supplied by a ship that anchored in Boston Harbor. The gas it carried came from Russia.

                          “That’s not a good thing when you’re bolstering your nation’s energy supply from out of the country,” he said.

                          As an alternative to transporting gas by pipeline, Trump’s order also directs the U.S. Department of Transportation to propose a rule allowing liquefied natural gas to be carried by rail.

                          For that to happen, gas would need to be cooled until it liquefies, at which point it would be carried on tank cars and delivered to a facility that would heat it again to return to gas form.

                          Such a form of transportation is legal in Canada, and trains already carry liquefied gas on a limited basis in Alaska and Florida, according to Bloomberg.

                          “We move oil that way, we move other liquids that way,” Spigelmyer said. “It is a safe form of transportation, and it is an alternate form of transportation that also makes sense.

                          Still, he said, pipelines are the cheapest and most efficient way to move natural gas.

                          If gas-by-rail becomes a reality, it will likely draw an outcry over the potential for derailments, given that trains have crashed while carrying crude oil from North Dakota. One such derailment that occurred in Canada in 2013 resulted in a fiery explosion that killed 47 people.

                          “My guess is there would be a huge amount of pushback from communities that would be affected by those kinds of projects,” Szybist said, adding that he wondered whether the proposal is meant to prompt states to view pipelines more favorably.


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                                    外媒:相互宝吸引5000万人,能改变保险行业吗      Comment   Translate Page      

                          4月14日消息,据国外媒体报道,蚂蚁金服颠覆了银行业和资产管理行业的既定模式,现在又期望通过“相互宝”等新计划重构整个健康保险行业。

                          其产品“相互宝”自去年10月推出以来已经吸引了5000万人参与其中,相当于纽约市人口的五倍多。

                          该产品的运作方式有点像集体协作。当参与“相互宝”的某一人出现身患重疾时,参与“相互宝”的成员需要平均分摊30万元人民币的补偿金。根据该公司周四发布的一份声明,用户可以免费注册,不收取任何保费或预付款项,有关索赔的纠纷由志愿者成员裁决。作为管理流程的回报,蚂蚁金服将从支付的每笔补偿金中收取8%的管理费。

                          蚂蚁金服最知名的业务是为阿里巴巴在线购物平台提供的支付宝服务。其也在重新设计金融产品,涵盖从货币市场基金到消费信贷。蚂蚁金服周四表示,期望在两年内使“相互宝”的注册用户达到3亿,这将占中国人口的20%以上。

                          彭博资讯(Bloomberg Intelligence)驻香港分析师Steven Lam表示:“蚂蚁金服能够以传统保险公司无法企及的速度接触到数百万用户。”“这是几百年前真正的保险模式。他们正在回归本源。”

                          除了蚂蚁金服之外,包括腾讯以及创新工场所支持Waterdrop等创业公司都在试图颠覆中国传统医疗保险行业。据Waterdrop网站称,在截至去年10月份的四个月左右时间里,该公司拥有7800万用户,并向其会员支付了9500多万元人民币的补偿金。

                          这些产品可能有助于填补重疾医疗保险方面的巨大缺口。截至今年4月,“相互宝”成员中有近三分之一来自较贫困的农村地区,近一半是农民工。

                          蚂蚁金服说,“相互宝”并不是保险产品,因此不像平安保险等传统保险公司那样受到监管。

                          只要符合基本的健康标准,任何年龄在30天到59岁之间的人都可以加入“相互宝”。随着越来越多的人参与进来,该计划的成本将被更多人分摊开来。据蚂蚁金服称,由于用户基数不断扩大,每位成员为每位危重病人支付的费用不超过0.1元。它涵盖的疾病不超过100种。如果出现索赔纠纷问题,由数十万预先批准用户组成的赔审团将投票决定是否支付赔偿金。

                          蚂蚁金服计划利用其支付宝和余额宝的数亿用户获得先行优势。用户加入“相互宝”之后,每个月的14日和28日都会从用户的支付宝账户中扣款,任何一个信用评分较高的人都可以加入。

                          为了打击骗保行为,蚂蚁金服在其中使用了区块链技术。比特币依赖于会员的共同验证。而在加入该计划后90天内出现危重疾病的成员将得不到补偿。


                                    In a rare move, central bankers sound concern over the Fed’s independence - Los Angeles Times      Comment   Translate Page      
                          1. In a rare move, central bankers sound concern over the Fed’s independence  Los Angeles Times
                          2. Draghi, in Rare Move, Sounds Concern Over Fed's Independence  Bloomberg
                          3. ECB's Draghi worried about Fed's independence  Reuters
                          4. ECB’s Mario Draghi is worrying about the fate of the Fed’s independence  MarketWatch
                          5. Trump’s attacks on the Fed trigger global alarm  Financial Times
                          6. View full coverage on Google News

                                    Why Japan's 10-Day Break Has Markets Worried - Bloomberg      Comment   Translate Page      
                          Why Japan's 10-Day Break Has Markets Worried  Bloomberg

                          Japan's extended spring vacation, when a series of national holidays bunch up, is known as “Golden Week.” This year adds the May 1 accession of the new ...


                                    Thuật bói toán cổ Trung Quốc đang thu hút sự quan tâm lớn      Comment   Translate Page      

                          KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – –
                          Từ ngày 29/3 đến ngày 1/4/ 2019, nhà phong thuỷ nổi tiếng thế giới Dato’ Joey Yap đã tổ chức thành công lớp học trực tuyến của Học viện Qi Men tại Grand Nexus Ballroom, Connexion Conference & Event Centre, Kuala Lumpur. Lớp học kéo dài 4 ngày được coi là lớp học về Qi Men Dun Jia lớn nhất từ trước đến nay, quy tụ hơn 2.000 người tham gia đến từ 50 quốc gia và vùng lãnh thổ thuộc 6 châu lục.  Điều này cũng không gây ngạc nhiên, bởi Qi Men Dun Jia ngày càng được mọi người từ khắp nơi trên thế giới thực hành để thay đổi cuộc sống. Thông tin và tiếng vang của Qi Men Dun Jia đã lan tỏa trên diện rộng. Ngày càng có nhiều cá nhân, nhóm và thậm chí các doanh nghiệp lớn quan tâm tìm hiểu về cách họ có thể sử dụng Qi Men Dun Jia để cải thiện cuộc sống.


                          Nhiều người nhận thấy rằng, khi mọi thứ khác đều thất bại, thì Qi Men Dun Jia vẫn tạo ra phép màu thay đổi vận mệnh. Qi Men Dun Jia là một trong những hình thức bói toán cổ xưa được coi trọng nhất ở Trung Quốc. Gần đây, các văn bản cũ về thuật bói Trung Quốc này được phát hành đã chứng kiến sự hồi sinh của Qi Men Dun Jia. Hệ thống siêu hình học Trung Quốc phổ biến này được thực hành rộng rãi trong cộng đồng người Hoa ở Đông Nam Á đang ngày càng nhận được sự quan tâm trên quy mô toàn cầu của cả người thực hành phong thuỷ lẫn những người không hành nghề.

                          Là tổ chức Siêu hình học Trung Quốc lớn nhất thế giới, Học viện Mastery và
                          Dato ‘Joey Yap đã thiết kế lớp học kéo dài bốn ngày, mang đến cho người tham gia trải nghiệm Qi Men hàng đầu, nơi mọi người có thể cảm thụ những hiểu biết về cách đưa ra dự báo chính xác, thời gian hoạt động quan trọng nhất mang tính chiến lược của mỗi người cụ thể nào đó. Dựa trên cơ sở đó, từng cá nhân có thể đưa ra các quyết định quan trọng trong cuộc sống của mình. Cuộc họp thành viên Câu lạc bộ Qi Men tiếp theo sẽ diễn ra vào tháng 7 năm 2019 tại Kuala Lumpur.

                          Nghĩa của cụm từ “Qi Men Dun Jia” được tạm dịch là “Các cánh cửa thần kỳ cho kỹ thuật dẫn tới thịnh vượng” nghe có vẻ huyền bí và khiến người ta có thể có ấn tượng sai lầm rằng phương pháp này hoàn toàn là thần thoại. Xin đừng nhầm lẫn vì Qi Men Dun Jia không liên quan gì đến phép thuật. Thuật bói toán này chính là ý tưởng đặt mọi người vào đúng nơi, đúng thời điểm để có hành động đúng với sự hỗ trợ và quyền hạn được kết nối đúng. Đó là một kỹ thuật, chứ không phải phép thuật, mà là sự tính toán và phối hợp thời gian và không gian. Kỹ thuật này phá vỡ bản chất của thời gian, tính toán năng lượng tồn tại trong môi trường trong mỗi năm, mỗi tháng, mỗi ngày và mỗi giờ. Bằng cách thông hiểu Qi Men Dun Jia, số phận của bạn nằm trong tay của chính bạn và bạn sẽ trên đường chiến thắng trò chơi của cuộc đời. Không có gì lạ khi mọi người đang rất quan tâm đến vấn đề sâu sắc này.

                          Là một nhân vật rất có uy tín và nổi tiếng là “thiêng” về Qi Men Dun Jia, ông Dato ‘Joey Yap tìm cách cung cấp cho tất cả những người tham gia khả năng cải thiện cơ hội để đạt được mục tiêu mong muốn của họ. Chuyên gia này đã bắt đầu lớp học với một lời giải thích rõ ràng về dự báo Qi Men, một kỹ thuật phức tạp sử dụng các phương pháp dự đoán khác nhau để dự báo một loạt các tình huống hoặc hoạt động khác nhau. Như một công cụ không thể thiếu cho các học viên Siêu hình học Trung Quốc, Qi Men cung cấp khả năng quan sát từ xa và khả năng dự báo vận may, kết quả của những người cùng sống trong một ngôi nhà. Ví dụ: người dùng có thể sử dụng Phương pháp bói toán để xác định xem ngôi nhà đó có nhận được Qi cần thiết để hỗ trợ những người cư ngụ ở đó một cách tích cực hay không. Qi Men cũng thường được sử dụng để phân tích hiện tại và quá khứ của một người.

                          Trong số những  bài giảng trực tiếp của ông Dato ‘Joey Yap là phần về con đường 7 ngôi sao (7-Star Path). Những người tham gia đã học được cách hoàn thành ước nguyện bằng việc xếp hoa sen theo phương pháp Qi Men Dun Jia mang tính tâm linh, một phương pháp tương tự như Fa Qi Men. Các kỹ thuật bậc thầy khác mà ông đã truyền đạt bao gồm “cách thể hiện sự thông thái”‘, “những sự việc xuất hiện ngẫu nhiên mà lại hợp lý”, “Các ngôi sao và các cánh cửa”và “3 chiến thắng”.

                          Tại lớp học, ông Dato ‘Joey đã nhấn mạnh đến tầm quan trọng của việc sử dụng biểu đồ Qi Men trong việc thực thi chiến lược. Theo ông, các biểu đồ cũng có khả năng tìm hoặc xác định “thời điểm vàng” – một giờ cụ thể trong một ngày nào đó kết hợp với một hướng cụ thể và hành động cụ thể để thực hiện các hoạt động quan trọng.

                          Những người tham gia đến từ khắp nơi trên thế giới đều hài lòng với kiến thức học được từ ông Dato ‘Joey và hết lời ca ngợi cách giảng dạy của ông. Cô Isabelle và cha cô đã ngồi hơn 17 giờ bay từ Bolivia đến Malaysia để tham dự lớp học. Cô Isabelle cho biết: “Thầy có một cách dạy khác biệt khiến lớp học thân thiện và thú vị. Tôi tin rằng, bạn có thể sử dụng những gì bạn đã học và áp dụng chúng. Bạn không cần phải trở thành chuyên gia, nhưng bạn chỉ cần cố gắng đạt kết quả mong muốn”.

                          Houe Elizer cũng bay liên tục 15 giờ lền từ Tây Ban Nha đến Kuala Lumpur chỉ để tham dự lớp học, chia sẻ: “Tôi đã có nhiều câu hỏi, nhưng bản thân chưa tìm được câu trả lời nào. Tôi rất muốn biết những gì đang diễn ra trên khắp thế giới. Bây giờ, tôi đã biết và hiểu mọi thứ diễn ra như thế nào, cách mọi người cư xử, cách gây ảnh hưởng đến mọi người thông qua việc sử dụng Qi Men, BaZi và nhiều công cụ khác. Nếu bạn muốn hiểu rõ hơn về bản thân và mọi người xung quanh, thì hãy tham gia lớp Siêu hình học Trung Quốc với ông Dato Joey Yap”.

                          Một học viên khác của lóp học là CJ hiện đang làm việc trong ngành khai thác mỏ ở Australia chia sẻ về cách mà anh áp dụng Qi Men và BaZi trong môi trường làm việc của mình như sau: “Tôi đang sử dụng những kiến thức học được để áp dụng vào các tình huống cụ thể trong cuộc sống của minh”.

                          Một phụ nữ người Nga tên là Maria Churaera hiện đang sống ở Chiang Mai (Thái Lan) đã tâm sự về niềm vui khi cô phát hiện ra cuốn sách của ông Dato ‘Joey được xuất bản ở Nga vào năm 2017: “Thầy truyền thụ thông tin rất rõ ràng. Mọi người đều có thể sử dụng ngay lập tức!”. Đây là lần đầu tiên cô tìm thấy một cuốn sách Phong thủy bằng tiếng Nga và tỏ ra rất phấn khích khi độc sách. Cô hy vọng ông Dato ‘Joey sẽ đến Nga vào một dịp nào đó và truyền bá những điều kỳ diệu của Siêu hình học Trung Quốc cho người dân Nga.

                          Một cặp vợ chồng người Malaysia là Nixon Dew và Jessica Cheong đã khuyên nhủ: “Hãy đặt suy nghĩ của bạn đúng chỗ và bạn sẽ thấy mình ở trong siêu hình học”. Theo ông Nixon Dew, đó là bài học quan trọng mà ông đã gặt hái được cũng như áp dụng kiến thức Qi Men của mình vào các khoản đầu tư và đưa ra những lời khuyên cho người khác và đã giúp họ đạt được thành công.

                          Sau khi lớp học kết thúc, những người tham gia đã có cơ hội gặp gỡ với ông Dato ‘Joey Yap. Họ cũng có cơ hội hòa nhập, giao lưu với các huấn luyện viên và các chuyên gia phong thuỷ đáng kính khác. Những cá nhân có cùng chí hướng đến từ khắp nơi trên thế giới đã có thể gặp gỡ, trao đổi ý tưởng và hình thành các mối quan hệ, liên kết có thể sẽ tồn tại suốt đời. Lớp học kết thúc trong sự hài lòng và vui vẻ, khi tất cả những người tham gia đều ra về với kiến thức cần thiết về Qi Men và cách sử dụng nó để cải thiện cuộc sống của chính họ.

                          Bạn đã bỏ lỡ và không dự lớp học? Vậy thì hãy kiểm tra các sự kiện sắp tới tại hoặc tải xuống các bài học, hướng dẫn miễn phí và nhiều nội dung khác trong nhóm Facebook riêng. Hãy bấm vào đây để yêu cầu quyền truy cập:

                          Thông tin về ông Joey Yap

                          Ông Joey Yap là ngôi sao sáng trong lĩnh vực chuyên môn về chiêm tinh học phương Đông. Ông đã được đề cập trong các phương tiện truyền thông quốc tế nổi tiếng như BBC, CNBC, CNN, TIME, Forbes và Bloomberg. Năm 2008, ông được nêu tên trong danh sách Top 300 người có ảnh hưởng nhất tại Malaysia; và Top 40 người dưới 40 tuổi có uy tín. Ông cũng là tác giả của 179 cuốn sách bán chạy nhất, với hơn 4,2 triệu bản được bán ra trên toàn thế giới. Năm nay, khoảng 20.000 người đã tham dự các hội thảo của ông để nghe ông truyền đạt những hiểu biết chuyên sâu về triết lý siêu hình học Trung Quốc.

                          Để biết thêm thông tin, hãy xem trang web của Joey Yap tại: .

                          .


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                                    【アレクサ~】Amazon、「Alexa」の音声記録の一部を従業員が聞いていると認める      Comment   Translate Page      
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                          1: ばーど ★ 2019/04/13(土) 19:28:32.10 ID:v0Dguaht9
                           米Amazon.comでは、AIアシスタント「Alexa」の改善のために、ユーザーとAlexaとの会話のごく一部をサンプルとして聞き、アノテーション(タグ付け)していると、米Bloombergが4月11日(現地時間)に報じた。Amazonはこれを認め、顧客のプライバシーを守るために慎重に行っていると語った。

                           Bloombergによると、Amazonには会話のアノテーション専任の従業員が各言語ごとに数千人いて、1人につき1日当たり1000件前後の録音を処理しているという。録音ではユーザーの名前や住所などの個人情報は分からないようになっている。また、専任従業員はNDA契約を結んでおり、作業で得た情報は口外しないことになっている。

                           Amazonの広報担当者はBloombergに対し、この作業は「ごくわずかなサンプルを、顧客体験向上のために使っている。例えば、この作業の成果は音声認識や自然言語理解システムの訓練に役立つ」と語った。

                           Alexaのプライバシー設定ページには「機能向上のためのAlexaデータ管理」という項目があり、「この設定を有効にすると、音声履歴が新機能の開発に使われる場合があります」と書かれているが、人間が聞いているかどうかは明記されていない。設定は無効にもできるが、「この設定をオフにすると、新機能がうまく機能しない可能性があります」という。

                          2019年04月12日 11時29分 ITmedia
                          https://www.itmedia.co.jp/news/articles/1904/12/news075.html 

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                          2: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 19:29:01.90 ID:8BmY4m030
                          俺の喘ぎ声も聞いてるのか

                          3: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 19:29:18.84 ID:V6E59o+00
                          うわあw
                          というか、使ってるのいるんだな

                          271: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 20:44:36.26 ID:7cwYQ//l0
                          >>3
                          キッチンペーパーとか注文出来て便利やで!

                          350: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 21:47:51.08 ID:bPBTSGVo0
                          >>271
                          お、おう…

                          6: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 19:31:11.00 ID:876eH1xt0
                          アレクサ!デリヘル呼んで

                          75: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 19:48:49.20 ID:FQiTUlwk0
                          >>6
                          アレクサ「利用履歴と傾向より、女子高生系を120分コースで予約しました、到着予定は只今から一時間後です。」
                          アレクサ「会計はカードで先払い済みです。ごゆっくりお楽しみください」

                          7: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 19:31:14.35 ID:pg5w9mxy0
                          時間を聞くのと、ラジオニュース聞くぐらいかな

                          8: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 19:31:38.81 ID:UR1slqLW0
                          アレクサ、痒いからおちんちんかいてー

                          とか聞かれてるんだ…

                          18: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 19:33:38.88 ID:/objdmTJ0
                          自販機におっさんが入ってるイメージかw

                          21: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 19:34:50.84 ID:0JLQlwLC0
                          うちのアレクサは完全に目覚まし時計

                          30: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 19:37:32.46 ID:jC3x5AbM0
                          そんなことよりプライム値上げしやがって

                          33: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 19:38:47.11 ID:NBJoSDbo0
                          お万個大好きって口癖が聞かれたのか

                          59: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 19:46:19.49 ID:RBorqsw10
                          アレクサの向こうの人へ呼びかけよう

                          126: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 19:59:50.32 ID:lUINW2mT0
                          そもそも、ヘイSiriにせよオッケーGoogleにせよ、常にマイクがONになっているわけだが

                          258: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 20:41:04.55 ID:TuG41Do20
                          >>126
                          全てが聞かれてるよな

                          てかスマホ覗いてる顔もしっかり撮られてると思ってる

                          273: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 20:45:33.34 ID:pMSKMDW80
                          >>258
                          ちょっと待って!
                          XVIDEOSでAV見てオナニーしてるゆるんだ顔も、ノートPCのカメラで見られてるってこと!?

                          283: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 20:47:41.50 ID:OJLFnbeY0
                          >>273
                          そういう行為をする時にはレンズを塞ぐように

                          307: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 21:11:35.28 ID:QBrvesKb0
                          >>273
                          インカメラに全部シール貼っていて良かった

                          155: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 20:05:55.37 ID:C3sUK2Cb0
                          siriも収集してるってニュースになってたな
                          音声認識の精度を上げるためには必要なんじゃね

                          158: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 20:06:26.20 ID:LOq0i2ju0
                          おれは・・あの創られた幸せ感満載のCMが気持ち悪くて虫唾が走るんだ

                          178: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 20:09:46.19 ID:ecf3j6j60
                          >>158
                          たしかにw
                          ああいうイメージで売りたいんだろうけど、リアリティがないんだよね

                          161: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 20:06:33.93 ID:kzGiw+lw0
                          アレクサ、僕のポエムを聴いて。

                          170: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 20:08:45.08 ID:LzQyYJ4D0
                          アレクサ!円周率を無限に展開して!!!

                          172: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 20:09:02.39 ID:wZR0h8av0
                          gmail平然と使ってるような奴らがこんなレベルを気にしても仕方あるまいに

                          177: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 20:09:22.16 ID:QB8t5+8U0
                          各言語に数千人の従業員がいるのがすごい
                          自分も雇ってくれないかな

                          184: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 20:10:12.69 ID:OSpcJI6z0
                          うーん
                          なんか怖い時代になってきたな

                          248: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 20:33:09.43 ID:pMSKMDW80
                          「アレクサ~、おっぱいちゅっちゅ~」
                          「すみません、よくわかりません」
                          「アレクサ~、お○んこぺろぺろ~」
                          「すみません、よくわかりません」
                          「アレクサ~、ちゅきちゅきだいちゅきぃ~」
                          「ありがとうございます、私も大好きです」

                          人間に聞かれてたのかぁ~~~~~~~ッ!!!
                          ('A`)死のう

                          278: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 20:46:14.01 ID:0/U+njmo0
                          よっし今度実況アナルオナニーしてあげよう

                          286: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 20:52:23.60 ID:ponBa8gN0
                          自分から盗聴されてくスタイルか…

                          320: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 21:22:43.42 ID:Rxw2/c0d0
                          これのバイト普通に募集してるぞ

                          324: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 21:27:02.45 ID:Rxw2/c0d0
                          マイナビ
                          時給1300円
                          人工知能『Alexa』の【データ処理スタッフ】◆在宅勤務/未経験OK

                          328: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 21:27:53.98 ID:Rxw2/c0d0
                          >>324
                          仕事内容

                          【充実の研修&フォロー体制をご用意】人工知能『Alexa』を通して集められる音声データのテキスト化などデータ処理(事務業務)をお任せします。

                          Alexaの機能向上のベースとなる日本語処理をお任せします。
                          下記の流れに沿って、その一部分を担っていただきます。 ?

                          <具体的には>
                          ・音声データのテキスト化
                          └文字起こしやデータの蓄積を行います。
                            ▼ 
                          ・テキスト化されたデータへの正しいタグ付けおよび、
                           その後のデータの意味付け など

                          340: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 21:35:07.75 ID:y972BZoc0
                          試したらうちのアレクサ壊れてたわ
                          ペッパー並みのポンコツ 
                          1

                          352: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 21:50:48.58 ID:ZO21Q3CK0
                          アダルトグッズとかの検索用語も見られてるんだし別に気にすることでもないような気がするけどw

                          357: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 22:13:51.52 ID:zMAZtBk40
                          Alexaのマイク機能はOFFにしてKindleの読み上げだけ使ってる

                          364: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 23:00:22.48 ID:tfM8KvQJ0
                          >>357
                          設定でoffにしたから機能が切れているかどうかは消費者からは確かめようもないな

                          401: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/14(日) 02:00:20.09 ID:r4I8aAsE0
                          >>364
                          それなー
                          通信パケット解析して不審な通信をしていないか監視するしかないわ

                          363: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/13(土) 22:58:29.68 ID:pc5BogE40
                          聴くなら若い女の子の部屋に設置されたアレクサの音声がいいな

                          376: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/14(日) 00:11:52.35 ID:nNRo3RZ00
                          盗聴してる従業員に向けて呪いの呪文を唱えよう

                          380: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/14(日) 00:22:25.48 ID:z6WJ/C2e0
                          >>376
                          「目を閉じると見えるのはただ人が死ぬ姿ばかり」

                          415: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/14(日) 05:15:17.02 ID:9ddUxMdN0
                          お前らのオナニーもホモ社員のオカズになってるわけだw
                          音声だけだと思うなよ

                          436: 名無しさん@1周年 2019/04/14(日) 06:53:31.15 ID:NUZcD1do0
                          馬鹿にしたら発狂しそう




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                          Συντριβή αεροπλάνων, μετοχών και οικονομικών μεγεθών για τις δυο εταιρείες - Οι αιτίες των δυστυχημάτων και η δύσκολη συνεργασία ανθρώπων - τεχνολογίας

                          Η τραγωδία της πτήσης των Αιθιοπικών Αερογραμμών δείχνει ότι η χρυσή εποχή που το παγκόσμιο δίπολο Boeing και Airbus κυριαρχεί στους αιθέρες μπορεί να πλησιάζει στο τέλος της.

                          Μόλις 24 ώρες μετά τη συντριβή του Boeing 737 Max 8, που στοίχισε τη ζωή σε 157 ανθρώπους, οι αρχές σε διάφορες χώρες ανά τον κόσμο άρχισαν να κρατούν στο έδαφος όλα τα αεροσκάφη Boeing 737 απαγορεύοντάς τους να πετάξουν. Μόνο οι ΗΠΑ τα άφησαν να πετάνε τρεις επιπλέον μέρες, μέχρι που κι εκεί ο Πρόεδρος διέκοψε όλες τις πτήσεις με αεροπλάνα Max.

                          Ο Τραμπ τόνισε ότι η Boeing είναι «μια απίστευτη εταιρεία», στην πραγματικότητα όμως η συντριβή του αεροπλάνου της θεωρείται προειδοποιητικό «καμπανάκι». Ύστερα από 20 χρόνια διαρκούς επιτυχίας και κερδοφορίας, μια από τις πιο εξελιγμένες βιομηχανίες της Δύσης καλείται να αντιμετωπίσει ένα δύσκολο μέλλον.

                          Άλλο ένα ίδιο αεροπλάνο Boeing Max 8 συνετρίβη στην Ινδονησία τον Οκτώβριο υπό παρόμοιες συνθήκες. Αν και οι ερευνητές δεν έχουν ακόμη κατονομάσει την αιτία για το δυστύχημα των Αιθιοπικών Αερογραμμών, υποψιάζονται ότι το Max 8 έχει ένα σχεδιαστικό ελάττωμα. Το Max 8 είναι ένα από τα πιο εξελιγμένα μοντέλα της Boeing:

                          ● Μέχρι την προηγούμενη εβδομάδα αποτελούσε τον απόλυτο εμπορικό θρίαμβο, με 370 εν λειτουργία ανά τον κόσμο και άλλα 4.700 σε παραγγελίες.

                          ● Η σειρά 737 αποτελεί το ένα τρίτο των κερδών της Boeing (35%) και την πλειονότητα των παραγγελιών της, σύμφωνα με την Bloomberg Intelligence.

                          Το δίπολο και τα μεγέθη

                          Η τελευταία εικοσαετία υπήρξε μια χρυσή εποχή για το δίπολο Boeing και Airbus, καθώς μια όλο και αυξανόμενη παγκοσμίως μεσαία τάξη ταξίδευε αεροπορικώς. Μεταξύ 2000 και 2018 οι παραγγελίες αεροσκαφών παγκοσμίως μοιράζονταν σχεδόν στη μέση για κάθε μία από τις δυο εταιρείες, με μικρές αποκλίσεις κάποιες χρονιές. Δηλαδή περίπου το 50% πήγαινε στην Boeing και το άλλο 50% στην Airbus.

                          Σήμερα πάνω από 21.000 αεροπλάνα πετάνε στους αιθέρες παγκοσμίως. Ένα ολοκαίνουργιο αεροπλάνο παραδίδεται κάθε πέντε ώρες. Οι δύο κατασκευάστριες εταιρίες βρίσκονται σε οργασμό κερδοφορίας. Η εμπορική τους αξία συνδυαστικά είναι 310 δισ. δολάρια, έξι φορές πάνω από ό,τι ήταν το 2000. Αλλά και τα ποσοστά ασφαλείας τους ήταν πολύ καλά, με ένα θανατηφόρο αεροπορικό δυστύχημα ανά 2,5 εκατομμύρια πτήσεις πέρσι.

                          Η πτώση του αεροπλάνου στην Αιθιοπία, όμως, ήρθε να απειλήσει αυτή τη χρυσή εποχή.

                          Μέχρι τις 13 Μαρτίου ο παγκόσμιος στόλος των αεροσκαφών Boeing Max 8 είχε καθηλωθεί στο έδαφος. Γι’ αυτή την ημέρα η Boeing είχε προγραμματίσει να κάνει... πρωτοσέλιδα αφού θα πραγματοποιούσε τα λαμπερά αποκαλυπτήρια του ολοκαίνουργιου 777x jetliner μεγάλων αποστάσεων. Η συντριβή του αεροπλάνου της Max 8, όμως, μόλις τρεις μέρες νωρίτερα, ανάγκασε την εταιρία να ακυρώσει τη φιέστα.

                          Εξαφανίστηκαν 30 δισ.

                          Η τραγωδία φόβισε και τους επενδυτές της Boeing. Μέσα σε λίγα 24ωρα η μετοχή της έπεσε πάνω από 10%, «εξαφανίζοντας» 30 δισ. δολάρια από την εμπορική της αξία.

                          Συνήθως τα αεροπορικά δυστυχήματα, όσο αποτρόπαια κι αν είναι, δεν έχουν τόσο σοβαρή επίπτωση στους μετόχους της κατασκευάστριας εταιρείας. Πριν από έναν μήνα ένα Boeing 767 που μετέφερε εμπορεύματα συνετρίβη κοντά στο Τέξας, αλλά δεν επηρέασε στο παραμικρό την αξία της μετοχής της εταιρείας, κι ας σκοτώθηκαν τρεις άνθρωποι.

                          Σύμφωνα με τον Χάουαρντ Γουίλντον, από τους εμπειρότερους αεροναυπηγούς της Βρετανίας, αυτό οφείλεται στο γεγονός ότι τα περισσότερα αεροπορικά δυστυχήματα έχουν ως αίτιο το ανθρώπινο σφάλμα. Το μεγαλύτερο μερίδιο ευθύνης πέφτει στις αεροπορικές εταιρίες που προσέλαβαν αυτούς τους ανθρώπους και όχι στην κατασκευάστρια εταιρία του αεροπλάνου.

                          Γιατί «πέφτουν» τα 737 Max 8

                          Αυτή τη φορά, όμως, τα πράγματα είναι διαφορετικά. Είναι η δεύτερη φορά μέσα σε έναν χρόνο που πέφτει ένα ολοκαίνουργιο 737 Max 8. Στην αναφορά μετά τη συντριβή του αεροπλάνου της Lion Air στην Ινδονησία περιγράφεται ότι οι πιλότοι πάλευαν να διατηρήσουν τον έλεγχο του αεροπλάνου ύστερα από μια μηχανική δυσλειτουργία.

                          Ο γενικός διευθυντής των Αιθιoπικών Αερογραμμών Tewolde GebreMariam ισχυρίζεται ότι το ίδιο συνέβη και στη συντριβή της 10ης Μαρτίου. Αν κάτι τέτοιο επαληθευθεί από τις έρευνες θα σημαίνει ότι δεν έφταιγε ο ανθρώπινος παράγοντας αλλά το ίδιο το αεροσκάφος.

                          Να σημειωθεί εδώ ότι το 737 είναι το πιο σημαντικό αεροπλάνο για την Boeing. Πρωτοπέταξε το 1967. Πριν από έναν χρόνο η Boeing παρέδωσε το δεκάκις χιλιοστό 737. Το Max 8 είναι η τελευταία έκδοση του 737 και άρχισε να πετάει τον Μάιο του 2017. Αεροπορικές εταιρείες ανά τον κόσμο ήδη έχουν αγοράσει 5.000 τέτοια αεροπλάνα, δηλαδή το 80% του βιβλίου παραγγελιών της Boeing για πολιτικά αεροσκάφη.

                          Η συνολική ζημιά για την Boeing δεν πρόκειται να αποτιμηθεί πλήρως έως ότου ολοκληρωθεί η έρευνα για τα αίτια της πτώσης του αεροπλάνου. Η συμβουλευτική επενδυτική εταιρεία Melius Research εκτιμά ότι το άμεσο κόστος του δυστυχήματος όσον αφορά αποζημιώσεις και επιδιορθώσεις σε ελαττωματικά αεροπλάνα θα εκτιναχθούν στο 1 δισ. δολάρια, αν τυχόν το πρόβλημα οφείλεται σε ελάττωμα του software. Ένα πρόβλημα στο hardware θα αποδειχθεί ακριβότερο και πιο επιζήμιο για το προφίλ ασφαλείας της εταιρείας.

                          Εν τω μεταξύ, όσο περισσότερο τα συγκεκριμένα αεροπλάνα της Boeing παραμένουν καθηλωμένα, τόσο το χειρότερο για την εταιρεία. Αν το μοντέλο συνεχίσει να είναι καθηλωμένο για μεγάλο χρονικό διάστημα, οι αεροπορικές εταιρείες ενδέχεται να αρνηθούν να παραλάβουν όσα ήδη έχουν παραγγείλει. Η Boeing πληρώνεται για το κάθε αεροπλάνο κατά την παράδοση.

                          Δεν κερδίζει η Airbus

                          Το παράδοξο είναι ότι, σε περίπτωση που αεροπορικές εταιρείες αρχίσουν να αλλάζουν παραγγελίες από το Boeing 737 Max 8 στο A320oneo της Airbus, η Airbus δεν πρόκειται να ωφεληθεί ιδιαίτερα, τουλάχιστον βραχυπρόθεσμα. Η μετοχή της Airbus κέρδισε μόλις τα μισά απ’ όσα έχασε η μετοχή της Boeing μετά την τραγωδία.

                          Η Airbus δεν επωφελείται αντίστοιχα με τη χασούρα της Boeing επειδή, σύμφωνα με τον λέκτορα του Πανεπιστημίου της Οξφόρδης Μαρκ Ζέπαν, οι γραμμές παραγωγής της για το συγκεκριμένο μοντέλο (A320oneo) είναι ήδη προ-κλεισμένες μέχρι τουλάχιστον το 2025. Αυτό που θα πλήξει, τελικά, ίσως ακόμα περισσότερο την Boeing θα είναι αν αεροπορικές εταιρείες αρχίσουν να «παζαρεύουν» προς τα κάτω την τιμή των Max 8 λόγω της κακής τους φήμης στο επιβατικό κοινό.

                          Ευάλωτη στις διεθνείς εντάσεις

                          Πριν από τη βουτιά, μετά το τελευταίο αεροπορικό δυστύχημα η τιμή της μετοχής της Boeing είχε τριπλασιαστεί μέσα σε τρία χρόνια. Το 2017 ήταν η βιομηχανική μετοχή με τις καλύτερες αποδόσεις στην Αμερική.

                          Όμως οι αναλυτές άρχισαν να ψιθυρίζουν ότι οι μπελάδες με τα αεροπλάνα Max είναι η αρχή κακών εξελίξεων για την Boeing. Η εταιρεία είναι ευάλωτη στις γεωπολιτικές εντάσεις, αλλά και στον εμπορικό πόλεμο και προστατευτισμό του Ντόναλντ Τραμπ, αφού το 85% των πωλήσεων των πολιτικών αεροσκαφών της προέρχεται από το εξωτερικό.


                          Τελειώνει το σερί

                          Καμιά ανθρώπινη ζωή δεν είχε χαθεί σε δυστυχήματα με τους πέντε προηγούμενους τύπους αεροσκαφών που δημιούργησαν η Boeing και η Airbus. Το χαρούμενο σερί, όμως, έφτασε στο τέλος. Εκτός αυτού, είναι η μεγαλύτερη εικόνα, δηλαδή οι παγκόσμιες αλλαγές σε τεχνολογία, γεωπολιτική και περιβαλλοντικές πολιτικές, που προμηνύει «αναταράξεις» για τη βιομηχανία των αεροσκαφών.

                          Τη δεκαετία του 1990 λίγες δυτικές αεροπορικές εταιρείες κυριαρχούσαν στους αιθέρες κι ένας συγκεκριμένος αριθμός ρυθμιστικών αρχών είχε την παγκόσμια επιρροή. Σήμερα, όμως, υπάρχουν εκατοντάδες αεροπορικές εταιρίες και 290.000 πιλότοι σε όλο τον κόσμο. Το 2018, πρώτη φορά, λιγότερος από τον μισό παγκόσμιο στόλο αεροπλάνων είχε τη βάση του στη Δύση. Η διατήρηση κοινών στάνταρ στην εκπαίδευση και τις διαδικασίες γίνεται όλο και πιο δύσκολη.

                          Μαξιλάρι 12,7 δισ.

                          Η Boeing και η Airbus είναι από τους μεγαλύτερους εξαγωγείς της Δύσης και ένα σπάνιο παράδειγμα μιας βιομηχανίας την οποία η Κίνα δεν μπορεί να ανταγωνιστεί. Καμιά από τις δυο εταιρείες δεν πρόκειται να χρεοκοπήσει. Οποιοδήποτε ελάττωμα στο Max 8 το πιθανότερο είναι ότι θα βρεθεί και θα διορθωθεί. Η Boeing, άλλωστε, διαθέτει ένα «μαξιλάρι» ρευστού αξίας 12,7 δισ. δολαρίων για να προστατευθεί από οποιαδήποτε κρίση αξιοπιστίας.

                          Και οι δυο εταιρείες, Boeing και Airbus, απολαμβάνουν τη στήριξη κυβερνήσεων. Η ζήτηση για αεροπλάνα θα αυξάνεται. Όμως, μπροστά ανοίγεται μια εποχή με γεωπολιτικές εντάσεις, τεχνολογικές και περιβαλλοντικές αβεβαιότητες.

                          Η συντριβή του Boeing αντιμετωπίζεται από τους ειδικούς ως ένα σημαντικό πρόβλημα ασφάλειας της καινούργιας τεχνολογικής φάσης στην οποία έχουν μπει τα αεροσκάφη. Τα αεροπλάνα γίνονται αυτόνομα αφού οι κομπιούτερ αναλαμβάνουν τον έλεγχο. Αυτό υπόσχεται μεγαλύτερη ασφάλεια στις πτήσεις, αλλά υπάρχει ένα μελανό σημείο: η αλληλεπίδραση μεταξύ των πιλότων και των μηχανών παραμένει απρόβλεπτη και πειραματική.

                          Τα τεχνολογικά εμπόδια

                          Στο δυστύχημα της Ινδονησίας γνωρίζουμε ότι οι πιλότοι κυριολεκτικά πάλευαν να παρακάμψουν συγκεκριμένο software που «διέταζε» το αεροπλάνο να πάρει κάθετη κλίση προς τα κάτω επί 20 λεπτά προτού συντριβούν.

                          Οι μηχανικοί αεροσκαφών αρχίζουν να πιστεύουν ότι η μερική αυτοματοποίηση μπορεί δυνητικά να είναι πιο επικίνδυνη από το να μην υπάρχει καθόλου αυτοματοποίηση. Η δυναμική αυτού που αποκαλούν αλληλεπίδραση ανθρώπου - μηχανής («human - machine interface») μπορεί κάποιες φορές να έχει τραγικά αποτελέσματα.

                          Boeing και Airbus γεμίζουν τα αεροπλάνα τους με κομπιούτερ που αναλαμβάνουν το μεγαλύτερο κομμάτι της πτήσης. Ένας τρόπος για να γνωρίζει ο επιβάτης ποιος έφτιαξε το αεροπλάνο στο οποίο επιβιβάζεται είναι να ρίξει μια κλεφτή ματιά στο πιλοτήριο:

                          ● Αν δει ένα παραδοσιακό «ζυγό» μοχλό μπροστά από τη θέση του πιλότου, τότε μπήκε σε ένα Boeing.

                          ● Αν δει ένα joystick δίπλα από την κάθε θέση των πιλότων, βρίσκεται σε ένα Airbus.

                          Σύμφωνα με τους πιλότους, κανένα από τα δύο συστήματα δεν θεωρείται ασφαλέστερο από το άλλο, είναι απλώς διαφορετικής προσέγγισης και φιλοσοφίας. Όπως λένε οι ειδικοί στο Πανεπιστήμιο Cranfield της Βρετανίας, ο μεγάλος κίνδυνος είναι τι γίνεται αν ένας αισθητήρας δώσει στο σύστημα ελέγχου πτήσεως ενός αεροπλάνου λάθος data. Αυτό εκτιμάται ότι συνέβη στο δυστύχημα του Boeing της Lion Air στην Ινδονησία, σύμφωνα με την προκαταρκτική έκθεση.

                          Παρόμοια αιτία «έριξε» ένα Airbus A330 της AirFrance στον Ατλαντικό το 2009. Ένας αισθητήρας ταχύτητας έπιασε πάγο και η επακόλουθη απώλεια δεδομένων προκάλεσε την αποσύνδεση του αυτόματου πιλότου. Χωρίς να μπορούν να συνειδητοποιήσουν έγκαιρα τι συμβαίνει, οι πιλότοι έχασαν τον έλεγχο του αεροπλάνου.

                          Η εφιαλτική περίπτωση

                          Ένα «θολό», δυνητικά επικίνδυνο σημείο του τρόπου με τον οποίο σήμερα πετάνε τα αεροπλάνα είναι το γεγονός ότι η εναλλαγή από την αυτόματη στη χειροκίνητη λειτουργία δεν είναι ούτε απλή ούτε ξεκάθαρη. Τα αυτοματοποιημένα συστήματα ελέγχου πτήσεως ενδέχεται να μην αποσυνδεθούν εντελώς. Αντί αυτού μπορεί να συνεχίσουν να λειτουργούν σε μια προσπάθεια να βοηθήσουν τον πιλότο να αποφύγει μια επικίνδυνη βίαιη μανούβρα του αεροπλάνου.

                          Με λίγα λόγια, υπάρχει η εφιαλτική περίπτωση το σύστημα να μην επιτρέπει στον πιλότο να πραγματοποιήσει κάποια σωτήρια παρέμβαση διότι, λόγω λάθος ανάγνωσης δεδομένων, το αεροπλάνο «ερμηνεύει» τις απέλπιδες προσπάθειες του πιλότου ως απειλή και τις αντιμάχεται μέχρι να συντριβεί.

                          Όταν κάτι πάει στραβά σε μια πτήση, είναι ζωτικής σημασίας οι πιλότοι να ακολουθήσουν τις σωστές διαδικασίες, οι οποίες όμως είναι διαφορετικές για κάθε μοντέλο αεροσκάφους. Το Boeing 737 Max 8 διαθέτει ένα σύστημα σχεδιασμένο να δίνει στους πιλότους την αίσθηση παλαιότερων, πιο οικείων εκδόσεων του 737. Αυτό σχεδιάστηκε για να κάνει τη ζωή των πιλότων πιο εύκολη, όμως προσθέτει άλλο ένα επίπεδο πολυπλοκότητας.

                          Οι μελέτες δείχνουν ότι, όταν άνθρωποι πρέπει να ανακτήσουν τον έλεγχο από ένα αυτόματο σύστημα, χρειάζονται κάποιο χρόνο (από πέντε δευτερόλεπτα ή και πολύ παραπάνω ανάλογα με την πολυπλοκότητα της κατάστασης) για να συνειδητοποιήσουν τι συμβαίνει. Οι ψυχολόγοι, μάλιστα, υποστηρίζουν ότι η μονοτονία του να εποπτεύουν ένα ημιαυτόματο σύστημα μειώνει την προσοχή και την εγρήγορση των χειριστών προκαλώντας τη λεγόμενη «παθητική κόπωση»...

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                                    Amazon 被曝當你 Alexa 對話時,全球有數千員工也可監聽使用者對話並錄音      Comment   Translate Page      
                          彭博報導據多名知情人士透露,亞馬遜在全球僱用了數千名員工來改善Echo智慧型音箱所使用的提供的數位助理Alexa。這些研究人員可以透過Echo監聽使用者家中和辦公室裡的對話,並進行錄音。這些錄音資料被複製、註釋,然後回饋到軟體中,亞馬遜聲稱這是為了讓Alexa對人類語言有更好的理解,幫助它更準確地回應命令。

                          Amazon 被曝當你 Alexa 對話時,全球有數千員工也可監聽使用者對話並錄音

                          在宣傳影片中,亞馬遜宣稱Alexa可以讓你「生活在雲端,而且正在變得更聰明」。但是,就像許多為從經驗中學習而構建的軟體工具一樣,人類也需要向其傳授經驗。

                          據知情人士指出,這個團隊由外包公司和全職亞馬遜員工所組成,他們在在波士頓、哥斯大黎加、印度和羅馬尼亞等地工作。這些人都簽署了嚴格的保密協議,禁止他們公開談論這個計劃。據亞馬遜布加勒斯特辦事處的兩名工作人員說,他們每天工作9小時,每個人每次職班要分析多達1,000個音訊片段

                          該辦公室在羅馬尼亞首都Pipera區的Globalworth大樓擁有三個樓層。這標現代化的大樓在該市區中很顯目,但大樓外觀並沒有任何有關亞馬遜的標示。

                          這項工作大多大多很枯燥無聊。波士頓的一名工作人員說,他為「泰勒·絲薇芙特」(Taylor Swift)等特定詞句積累的語音資料,並對這個句子註釋,表明搜索者要找的是音樂藝術家、歌手。但有時,他們也會聽到一些Echo的使用者可能不想讓人聽到的東西。例如,一個女人在淋浴時唱得很爛,或者一個孩子大聲呼救。當團隊需要幫助解析一個混亂的單詞或者遇到一段有趣的錄音時,他們會使用內部聊天室來分享這些錄音;但有時他們也會聽到讓他們不安的,疑似是犯罪的錄音。像有兩名工人在討論一起性侵事件。當有類似的事情發生時,這些員工也會在內部聊天室裡分享經驗,以緩解壓力。

                          亞馬遜表示,當員工聽到令人不快的事情時,他們有相應的程序可以遵循。但兩名羅馬尼亞員工表示,當他們對此類案件要求公司給予指導時,公司告知他們亞馬遜無權干涉。

                          該公司發言人在給彭博社回應的電子郵件聲明中表示:「我們認真對待客戶個人訊息的安全和隱私。為了改善客戶體驗,我們只標註了一小部分Alexa語音錄音樣本,它們可以幫助我們訓練語音辨識和自然語言理解系統,因此Alexa可以更好地理解使用者的請求,並確保服務對每個人都有效。我們有嚴格的技術和操作保障措施,對濫用我們的系統採取零容忍政策。員工不能直接存取帶有標識的訊息,所有訊息都被高度保密,我們在一個可控的環境中保護它。」

                          亞馬遜在公開的行銷和隱私政策宣傳資料中都沒有提到有人正在收聽Alexa收集的某些對話錄音。在Alexa的隱私設置中,該公司允許用戶在開發新功能時禁用語音記錄功能。曝光資料顯示,發送給Alexa分析員的錄音不提供用戶的全名和地址,而是與賬號、用戶名和設備序列號相關。

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                          The European Union is considering hitting U.S. goods ranging from handbags to helicopters with retaliatory tariffs to the tune of $11.5 billion in a dispute over subsidies to Boeing, according to a draft list seen by Bloomberg News. The plan follows a...
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                                    Indonesians to vote in world's biggest single-day election - Reuters      Comment   Translate Page      
                          1. Indonesians to vote in world's biggest single-day election  Reuters
                          2. Indonesia: Election campaigning ends with massive rallies  Aljazeera.com
                          3. Jokowi's Lead Seen Stable in Indonesian Election, Survey Shows  Bloomberg
                          4. After reality check, Indonesia's 'new face' in politics seeks second term  Reuters
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                          A Bloomberg átfogó cikke szerint a virtuális asszisztenseket fejlesztő vállalatok szinte mindegyike alkalmaz munkavállalókat, akik elemzik a szoftver által hallott mondatokat, hogy tökéletesítsék a program működését. Az Amazonnál és az Apple-nél is csinálnak ilyesmit.
                                    【GBP】ポンドはどうする?part5376【£】 (thread.length)      Comment   Translate Page      
                          本文1行目に「!extend:checked:vvvvvv」を入れて下さい。
                          ●経済ニュース系サイト
                          ロイター/WSJ
                          http://jp.reuters.com/
                          http://jp.wsj.com/
                          ブルームバーグ
                          http://www.bloomberg.co.jp/
                          月間指標カレンダー
                          http://www.fxmuseum.jp/calender/?ppi=month
                          週間指標カレンダー
                          http://sec.himawari-group.co.jp/report/weeklycalendar/
                          本日指標カレンダー
                          http://www.xmtrading.com/jp/calendar

                          ●チャート・レートチェック
                          クロス円一覧チャート
                          http://rainbow.cafemix.jp/?sop:www/fxjpyhd#MIX
                          世界の株価リアルタイムチャート
                          http://ch225.com/
                          SAXO未来レート(GBP/JPY 4時以降)
                          http://www.tradingfloor.com/forex/gbpjpy
                          携帯用レート/世界株価為替
                          http://225225.jp/
                          http://sekai-kabuka.com/kawase.html

                          ●売買データ
                          IMMポジション
                          http://www.dai-ichi.co.jp/market/cftc.asp?cd=5174
                          OANDA 外国為替注文書(GBP/JPY)
                          http://www.oanda.com/lang/ja/forex-trading/analysis/forex-order-book#GBP/JPY

                          ●基本データ
                          主要5ヶ国の政策金利推移
                          http://min-fx.jp/market/kinri/
                          金融市場休日カレンダー
                          http://klug-fx.jp/holiday/
                          マーケットタイムテーブル
                          http://www.lfx.jp/market-europe.html
                          世界時計
                          http://area.infoseek.co.jp/world/

                          ●動画ニュース
                          FXニュース
                          http://rainbow.cafemix.jp/?sop:v/!PL7_Y2OxpmtRteWLlbRP6d0uqlsSZFawSH

                          ●その他
                          ・煽るような書込みは自重しましょう。荒らしに繋がります。
                          ・ポジトークを参考売買する住民も居ます。書き込みは慎重に行ってください。
                          ・ポンドスレは、「馴れ合い禁止」でも「馴れ合い専用」でもありません。
                          ・売買は自己責任です。 VIPQ2_EXTDAT: checked:vvvvvv:1000:512:----: EXT was configured
                                    【GBP】ポンドはどうする?part5375【£】 (thread.length)      Comment   Translate Page      
                          本文1行目に「!extend:checked:vvvvv」を入れて下さい。
                          ●経済ニュース系サイト
                          ロイター/WSJ
                          http://jp.reuters.com/
                          http://jp.wsj.com/
                          ブルームバーグ
                          http://www.bloomberg.co.jp/
                          月間指標カレンダー
                          http://www.fxmuseum.jp/calender/?ppi=month
                          週間指標カレンダー
                          http://sec.himawari-group.co.jp/report/weeklycalendar/
                          本日指標カレンダー
                          http://www.xmtrading.com/jp/calendar

                          ●チャート・レートチェック
                          クロス円一覧チャート
                          http://rainbow.cafemix.jp/?sop:www/fxjpyhd#MIX
                          世界の株価リアルタイムチャート
                          http://ch225.com/
                          SAXO未来レート(GBP/JPY 4時以降)
                          http://www.tradingfloor.com/forex/gbpjpy
                          携帯用レート/世界株価為替
                          http://225225.jp/
                          http://sekai-kabuka.com/kawase.html

                          ●売買データ
                          IMMポジション
                          http://www.dai-ichi.co.jp/market/cftc.asp?cd=5174
                          OANDA 外国為替注文書(GBP/JPY)
                          http://www.oanda.com/lang/ja/forex-trading/analysis/forex-order-book#GBP/JPY

                          ●基本データ
                          主要5ヶ国の政策金利推移
                          http://min-fx.jp/market/kinri/
                          金融市場休日カレンダー
                          http://klug-fx.jp/holiday/
                          マーケットタイムテーブル
                          http://www.lfx.jp/market-europe.html
                          世界時計
                          http://area.infoseek.co.jp/world/

                          ●動画ニュース
                          FXニュース
                          http://rainbow.cafemix.jp/?sop:v/!PL7_Y2OxpmtRteWLlbRP6d0uqlsSZFawSH

                          ●その他
                          ・煽るような書込みは自重しましょう。荒らしに繋がります。
                          ・ポジトークを参考売買する住民も居ます。書き込みは慎重に行ってください。
                          ・ポンドスレは、「馴れ合い禁止」でも「馴れ合い専用」でもありません。
                          ・売買は自己責任です。

                          ●前スレ
                          【GBP】ポンドはどうする?part5372【£】
                          https://hayabusa9.5ch.net/test/read.cgi/livemarket2/1554986958/
                          -
                          VIPQ2_EXTDAT: checked:default:1000:512:----: EXT was configuredVIPQ2_EXTDAT: checked:vvvvv:1000:512:----: EXT was configured
                          【GBP】ポンドはどうする?part5374【£】
                          http://hayabusa9.5ch.net/test/read.cgi/livemarket2/1555053296/ VIPQ2_EXTDAT: checked:vvvvv:1000:512:----: EXT was configured
                                    【GBP】ポンドはどうする?part5373【£】 (thread.length)      Comment   Translate Page      
                          本文1行目に「!extend:checked:vvvvv」を入れて下さい。

                          ●経済ニュース系サイト
                          ロイター/WSJ
                          http://jp.reuters.com/
                          http://jp.wsj.com/
                          ブルームバーグ
                          http://www.bloomberg.co.jp/
                          月間指標カレンダー
                          http://www.fxmuseum.jp/calender/?ppi=month
                          週間指標カレンダー
                          http://sec.himawari-group.co.jp/report/weeklycalendar/
                          本日指標カレンダー
                          http://www.xmtrading.com/jp/calendar

                          ●チャート・レートチェック
                          クロス円一覧チャート
                          http://rainbow.cafemix.jp/?sop:www/fxjpyhd#MIX
                          世界の株価リアルタイムチャート
                          http://ch225.com/
                          SAXO未来レート(GBP/JPY 4時以降)
                          http://www.tradingfloor.com/forex/gbpjpy
                          携帯用レート/世界株価為替
                          http://225225.jp/
                          http://sekai-kabuka.com/kawase.html

                          ●売買データ
                          IMMポジション
                          http://www.dai-ichi.co.jp/market/cftc.asp?cd=5174
                          OANDA 外国為替注文書(GBP/JPY)
                          http://www.oanda.com/lang/ja/forex-trading/analysis/forex-order-book#GBP/JPY

                          ●基本データ
                          主要5ヶ国の政策金利推移
                          http://min-fx.jp/market/kinri/
                          金融市場休日カレンダー
                          http://klug-fx.jp/holiday/
                          マーケットタイムテーブル
                          http://www.lfx.jp/market-europe.html
                          世界時計
                          http://area.infoseek.co.jp/world/

                          ●動画ニュース
                          FXニュース
                          http://rainbow.cafemix.jp/?sop:v/!PL7_Y2OxpmtRteWLlbRP6d0uqlsSZFawSH

                          ●その他
                          ・煽るような書込みは自重しましょう。荒らしに繋がります。
                          ・ポジトークを参考売買する住民も居ます。書き込みは慎重に行ってください。
                          ・ポンドスレは、「馴れ合い禁止」でも「馴れ合い専用」でもありません。
                          ・売買は自己責任です。

                          ●前スレ
                          【GBP】ポンドはどうする?part5372【£】
                          https://hayabusa9.5ch.net/test/read.cgi/livemarket2/1554986958/
                          -
                          VIPQ2_EXTDAT: checked:default:1000:512:----: EXT was configured VIPQ2_EXTDAT: checked:vvvvv:1000:512:----: EXT was configured
                                    【GBP】ポンドはどうする?part5371【£】 (thread.length)      Comment   Translate Page      
                          スレを立てられる方へ。
                          本文1行目に「!extend:checked:vvvvv」を入れて下さい。

                          ●経済ニュース系サイト
                          ロイター/WSJ
                          http://jp.reuters.com/
                          http://jp.wsj.com/
                          ブルームバーグ
                          http://www.bloomberg.co.jp/
                          月間指標カレンダー
                          http://www.fxmuseum.jp/calender/?ppi=month
                          週間指標カレンダー
                          http://sec.himawari-group.co.jp/report/weeklycalendar/
                          本日指標カレンダー
                          http://www.xmtrading.com/jp/calendar

                          ●チャート・レートチェック
                          クロス円一覧チャート
                          http://rainbow.cafemix.jp/?sop:www/fxjpyhd#MIX
                          世界の株価リアルタイムチャート
                          http://ch225.com/
                          SAXO未来レート(GBP/JPY 4時以降)
                          http://www.tradingfloor.com/forex/gbpjpy
                          携帯用レート/世界株価為替
                          http://225225.jp/
                          http://sekai-kabuka.com/kawase.html

                          ●売買データ
                          IMMポジション
                          http://www.dai-ichi.co.jp/market/cftc.asp?cd=5174
                          OANDA 外国為替注文書(GBP/JPY)
                          http://www.oanda.com/lang/ja/forex-trading/analysis/forex-order-book#GBP/JPY

                          ●基本データ
                          主要5ヶ国の政策金利推移
                          http://min-fx.jp/market/kinri/
                          金融市場休日カレンダー
                          http://klug-fx.jp/holiday/
                          マーケットタイムテーブル
                          http://www.lfx.jp/market-europe.html
                          世界時計
                          http://area.infoseek.co.jp/world/

                          ●動画ニュース
                          FXニュース
                          http://rainbow.cafemix.jp/?sop:v/!PL7_Y2OxpmtRteWLlbRP6d0uqlsSZFawSH

                          ●その他
                          ・煽るような書込みは自重しましょう。荒らしに繋がります。
                          ・ポジトークを参考売買する住民も居ます。書き込みは慎重に行ってください。
                          ・ポンドスレは、「馴れ合い禁止」でも「馴れ合い専用」でもありません。
                          ・売買は自己責任です。

                          ●前スレ
                          【GBP】ポンドはどうする?part5367 【ワッチョイ 6137-ItgS出禁】
                          https://hayabusa9.5ch.net/test/read.cgi/livemarket2/1554890399/VIPQ2_EXTDAT: checked:vvvvv:1000:512:----: EXT was configured

                          ※前スレ
                          https://hayabusa9.5ch.net/test/read.cgi/livemarket2/1554947941/ VIPQ2_EXTDAT: checked:vvvvv:1000:512:----: EXT was configured
                                    【GBP】ポンドはどうする?part5370【£】 (thread.length)      Comment   Translate Page      
                          スレを立てられる方へ。
                          本文1行目に「!extend:checked:vvvvv」を入れて下さい。

                          ●経済ニュース系サイト
                          ロイター/WSJ
                          http://jp.reuters.com/
                          http://jp.wsj.com/
                          ブルームバーグ
                          http://www.bloomberg.co.jp/
                          月間指標カレンダー
                          http://www.fxmuseum.jp/calender/?ppi=month
                          週間指標カレンダー
                          http://sec.himawari-group.co.jp/report/weeklycalendar/
                          本日指標カレンダー
                          http://www.xmtrading.com/jp/calendar

                          ●チャート・レートチェック
                          クロス円一覧チャート
                          http://rainbow.cafemix.jp/?sop:www/fxjpyhd#MIX
                          世界の株価リアルタイムチャート
                          http://ch225.com/
                          SAXO未来レート(GBP/JPY 4時以降)
                          http://www.tradingfloor.com/forex/gbpjpy
                          携帯用レート/世界株価為替
                          http://225225.jp/
                          http://sekai-kabuka.com/kawase.html

                          ●売買データ
                          IMMポジション
                          http://www.dai-ichi.co.jp/market/cftc.asp?cd=5174
                          OANDA 外国為替注文書(GBP/JPY)
                          http://www.oanda.com/lang/ja/forex-trading/analysis/forex-order-book#GBP/JPY

                          ●基本データ
                          主要5ヶ国の政策金利推移
                          http://min-fx.jp/market/kinri/
                          金融市場休日カレンダー
                          http://klug-fx.jp/holiday/
                          マーケットタイムテーブル
                          http://www.lfx.jp/market-europe.html
                          世界時計
                          http://area.infoseek.co.jp/world/

                          ●動画ニュース
                          FXニュース
                          http://rainbow.cafemix.jp/?sop:v/!PL7_Y2OxpmtRteWLlbRP6d0uqlsSZFawSH

                          ●その他
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                          ・ポジトークを参考売買する住民も居ます。書き込みは慎重に行ってください。
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                          ●前スレ
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                          ●経済ニュース系サイト
                          ロイター/WSJ
                          http://jp.reuters.com/
                          http://jp.wsj.com/
                          ブルームバーグ
                          http://www.bloomberg.co.jp/
                          月間指標カレンダー
                          http://www.fxmuseum.jp/calender/?ppi=month
                          週間指標カレンダー
                          http://sec.himawari-group.co.jp/report/weeklycalendar/
                          本日指標カレンダー
                          http://www.xmtrading.com/jp/calendar

                          ●チャート・レートチェック
                          クロス円一覧チャート
                          http://rainbow.cafemix.jp/?sop:www/fxjpyhd#MIX
                          世界の株価リアルタイムチャート
                          http://ch225.com/
                          SAXO未来レート(GBP/JPY 4時以降)
                          http://www.tradingfloor.com/forex/gbpjpy
                          携帯用レート/世界株価為替
                          http://225225.jp/
                          http://sekai-kabuka.com/kawase.html

                          ●売買データ
                          IMMポジション
                          http://www.dai-ichi.co.jp/market/cftc.asp?cd=5174
                          OANDA 外国為替注文書(GBP/JPY)
                          http://www.oanda.com/lang/ja/forex-trading/analysis/forex-order-book#GBP/JPY

                          ●基本データ
                          主要5ヶ国の政策金利推移
                          http://min-fx.jp/market/kinri/
                          金融市場休日カレンダー
                          http://klug-fx.jp/holiday/
                          マーケットタイムテーブル
                          http://www.lfx.jp/market-europe.html
                          世界時計
                          http://area.infoseek.co.jp/world/

                          ●動画ニュース
                          FXニュース
                          http://rainbow.cafemix.jp/?sop:v/!PL7_Y2OxpmtRteWLlbRP6d0uqlsSZFawSH

                          ●その他
                          ・このスレッドはコテハン禁止です。
                          ・煽るような書込みは自重しましょう。荒らしに繋がります。
                          ・ポジトークを参考売買する住民も居ます。書き込みは慎重に行ってください。
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                                    ​Минфин США заявил о готовности к последствиям торговой сделки с Китаем      Comment   Translate Page      

                          США и Китай приближаются к «финальному раунду» переговоров, которые должны положить конец торговой войне. По словам главы американского Минфина Стивена Мнучина, США готовы столкнуться с последствиями при невыполнении достигнутых договоренностей, передает Bloomberg.

                          Китай и США принимают на себя определенные обязательства в рамках предполагаемого соглашения, заявил глава Минфина США, но не уточнил, о чем именно идет речь.

                          «Я ожидаю, что механизм принуждения будет работать в обоих направлениях, так что мы ожидаем выполнения наших обязательств. А если нет, то должны быть определенные последствия, точно такие же, как и для другой стороны [Китая]», — отметил Мнучин.

                          Китай и США добились прогресса в переговорах по прекращению торговой войны, которая «омрачила» рост мировой экономики и финансовые рынки. По словам Мнучина, Вашингтон и Пекин создадут «правоохранительные органы» для контроля за соблюдением достигнутых договоренностей.

                          «Надеемся, что мы приближаемся к финальному раунду для решения вопросов», — сказал Мнучин. Сейчас Китай и США обсуждают, нужно ли проводить больше встреч после недавних переговоров в Пекине и Вашингтоне, добавил глава американского Минфина.


                                    Bloomberg составил рейтинг самых богатых семей в «Игре престолов»      Comment   Translate Page      
                          Агентство Bloomberg назвало дом Таргариенов самым богатым во вселенной сериала "Игра престолов". Об этом говорится в рейтинге, опубликованном на сайте агентства. Отмечается, что представительнице дома Дейенерис Таргариен принадлежит самый ценный актив - драконы.
                                    GM talks with electric truck maker Rivian may be dead      Comment   Translate Page      
                          By Sven Gustafson GM will not follow Amazon's lead and take an equity stake in fledgling electric vehicle company Rivian after talks reached an impasse. So says Bloomberg, citing unnamed sources who are familiar with the matter and say the negotiati...
                                    Jól gondolja meg, mit mond Sirinek vagy a Google-nek, emberek is hallgatják a központban      Comment   Translate Page      
                          A Bloomberg átfogó cikke szerint a virtuális asszisztenseket fejlesztő vállalatok szinte mindegyike alkalmaz munkavállalókat, akik elemzik a szoftver által hallott mondatokat, hogy tökéletesítsék a program működését. Az Amazonnál és az Apple-nél is csinálnak ilyesmit. … tovább From:: http://hvg.hu/tudomany/20190414_siri_amazon_alexa_google_asszisztens_beszedfelismero_hangfajl#rss       
                                    Sharp apresenta smartphone dobrável que lembra carteira      Comment   Translate Page      

                          Mais uma fabricante entrou na corrida pelo próximo smartphone dobrável. Nesta quarta-feira (10), foi a vez da japonesa Sharp apresentar ao mundo a sua tecnologia.

                          Em vídeo publicado pela empresa, um funcionário manipula o protótipo de um smartphone que se dobra na vertical. O movimento lembra o ato de fechar um celular flip. É um modelo similar ao estudado pela Motorola, que pensa em reviver o popular Razr.

                          O aparelho da Sharp conta com apenas uma tela. Não há muitas semelhanças visuais entre o dispositivo e os smartphones da Huawei e da Samsung, que devem chegar aos mercados em junho e abril deste ano, respectivamente.

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                          O aparelho da Sharp tem um display OLED de 6,18 polegadas e, segundo a fabricante, o smartphone pode ser dobrado 30 mil vezes antes de apresentar desgaste e danos físicos. Isso significa que usuários que abrem o celular mais de 100 vezes ao dia conseguiriam manter o modelo da Sharp por até oito anos.

                          Entretanto, o ato de dobrar o celular para dentro coloca mais pressão na tela dobrável, o que resulta em um vinco aparente no meio da tela. Testes demonstraram que o mesmo efeito ocorre nos smartphones da Huawei e da Samsung.

                          Para quem prefere celulares menores, o Sharp pode ser uma boa opção no futuro. Depois de dobrado, o aparelho lembra uma carteira e fica fácil de guardar em bolsos.

                          A Sharp entrou no mercado apenas em 2018 produzindo telas OLED flexíveis. Apesar do protótipo, representantes da empresa não comentaram se o display será usado na linha de smartphones da marca, Aquos, ou mesmo se a tecnologia será comercializada.

                          Corrida pelo próximo dobrável

                          As fabricantes Apple, LG, Xiaomi e Motorola são as outras empresas que têm ao menos uma patente registrada com a tecnologia dobrável, e a corrida está acirrada para ver quem lançará o próximo modelo no mercado.

                          Enquanto a Apple divide seus esforços para avançar em novas frentes, como o Apple Card e o streaming de notícias, executivos da empresa não estão felizes em comer poeira dos concorrentes em relação à tecnologia dobrável.

                          Em uma entrevista para a Bloomberg TV, o cofundador da Apple, Steve Wozniak, disse que a Maçã tem sido a líder de algumas áreas, como “Touch ID, Face ID e pagamento por smartphones", mas que as novidades do mercado estão o preocupando pois, no momento, “a Apple não é líder na área de dispositivos dobráveis”.

                          Em fevereiro, Samsung e Huawei lançaram seus modelos, mas adotaram uma política de preços bem altos para os dispositivos. O Galaxy Fold não sai por menos de US$ 1.980 e o modelo da Huawei foi lançado por incríveis US$ 2.600. Com mais concorrentes no mercado, os preços dos aparelhos podem cair, como costuma acontecer quando novas tecnologias passam a ficar mais populares — mas, apesar das patentes registradas, ainda não há expectativa de quando (ou se) as outras fabricantes apresentarão seus dispositivos dobráveis.

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                                    YouTube está trabalhando em métricas que considerem qualidade do conteúdo      Comment   Translate Page      

                          Duas novas métricas estariam sendo utilizadas internamente pelo YouTube como uma tentativa de privilegiar conteúdos de qualidade e que gerem discussões. As mudanças, reveladas pela Bloomberg, estariam em vigor há dois anos, mesmo não tendo sido divulgadas oficialmente, e levariam em conta o tempo que o usuário passa na plataforma, os comentários publicados por ele e quais vídeos estão fomentando discussões ou conversas.

                          No que a empresa estaria chamando de “tempo de visualização de qualidade”, a nova medida também seria voltada para privilegiar conteúdos profundos e com qualidade sobre as imagens virais. Seria, também, uma forma de o YouTube rebater críticas e uma prova de sua preocupação com o potencial viciante da plataforma, com as pessoas sendo levadas de um clipe a outro em um ciclo sem fim. Já que é assim, que o conteúdo assistido, pelo menos, acrescente algo.

                          O algoritmo de sugestão de vídeos e exibição de publicidade também estaria dependendo bastante destas novas métricas desde 2016, quando elas foram aplicadas. Quando um conteúdo de qualidade é identificado, ele também fica marcado como uma boa oportunidade para as propagandas, mas fontes internas ouvidas pela reportagem indicam que o novo método estaria privilegiando vídeos ácidos ou ofensivos, justamente devido ao foco na discussão, gasto de tempo e publicação de comentários.

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                          Seria o caso, por exemplo, de criadores com grande número de fãs, que comentam em vídeos e dão o famoso “joinha” antes mesmo de assistirem a um conteúdo, apoiando seu YouTuber favorito independente do que ele faça. Outro caso de geração de discussão aparece em vídeos nacionalistas ou que tratem de maneira agressiva de temas polêmicos. O algoritmo é capaz de entender que há algo quente acontecendo ali, mas não necessariamente compreende o teor da conversa.

                          Além disso, há de se levar em conta distorções numéricas como ataques focados em dar avaliações negativas a vídeos, os famosos dislikes. O próprio YouTube sofreu com isso no final do ano passado, quando divulgou sua edição 2018 do famoso Rewind, sua retrospectiva dos melhores do ano. Foi uma forma de os usuários mostrarem sua insatisfação com o apoio (ou a falta dele) dado pela plataforma aos criadores, não necessariamente refletindo se eles gostaram ou não do clipe em si.

                          Seja como for, a localização de conteúdos de qualidade estaria sendo feita em uma combinação de funcionários do YouTube e o próprio algoritmo, que também adotaria práticas já aplicadas na ferramenta de busca da Google. Em janeiro, a empresa confirmou a contratação de “revisores” para amplificar suas políticas de combate a fake news e conteúdo desinformativo, mas não explicou exatamente como essa associação entre homem e máquina funciona.

                          O YouTube, entretanto, não deu detalhes adicionais sobre as mudanças nas métricas nem de que forma a revisão humana funciona ou o número de funcionários envolvidos nesse trabalho. Os detalhes sobre algoritmos e sistemas de sugestão também são mantidos em segredo pela empresa.

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                                    Bloomberg составил рейтинг самых богатых семей в "Игре престолов"      Comment   Translate Page      
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                                    4/14/2019: Sunday Business: EU ready to hit US with €10.2bn tariffs in row over Boeing aid      Comment   Translate Page      
                          THE European Union is considering hitting US goods ranging from handbags to helicopters with retaliatory tariffs to the tune of €10.2bn in a dispute over subsidies to Boeing, according to a draft list seen by Bloomberg News. The plan follows a US...
                                    Hunderttausende Millennials in China versuchen, mit riskanten Anlagen reich zu werden      Comment   Translate Page      

                          China Yuan Kurs

                          Für chinesische Millennials — der Generation, die sich gerade im Alter zwischen 20 und 30 Jahren befindet —  schmälern sich aktuell die Möglichkeiten, aus Anlagen Geld zu verdienen. Dabei würde es theoretisch einige gegeben: von Investitionen auf dem Geldmarkt über Peer-to-Peer-Kredite hin zu Fonds für Kleinanlagen. Doch eine Assetform nach der anderen gestaltet sich als nicht gangbar oder lukrativ genug. Was bleibt, ist zu spekulieren — und das ist riskant.

                          Wie die Nachrichtenagentur Bloomberg berichtet, haben sie jedoch gar keine andere Chance, wenn sie neben ihrem Gehalt noch etwas dazu verdienen wollen. Die Preise für Immobilien in Peking, Shanghai, Shenzhen und Guangzhou sind im Vergleich zum vergangenen Jahr durchschnittlich um 17 Prozent gestiegen. Die Löhne hätten dabei nicht mithalten können. 

                          Sogenannte Peer-to-Peer-Kredite sind in China sehr beliebt und darüber hinaus sehr ertragreich: Auf Internetplattformen können sich dabei Privatleute Geld leihen. Die Zinsen für solche Kredite liegen meist bei zehn Prozent. 

                          China will Regeln für Peer-to-Peer-Kredite verschärfen

                          Doch Peking will die Bedingungen sowohl für die Plattformen als auch für die Nutzer verschärfen. Über umgerechnet 66 Millionen Euro (500 Millionen Yuan) müssen Betreiber an Stammkapital verfügen, um zugelassen zu werden. Das erfüllen gerade einmal sieben der über 1.000 existierenden Kreditplattformen.

                          Hinzu kommt, dass jeder, der einen Betrag von etwa 6.000 Euro (50.000 Yuan ) leihen will, nachweisen muss, dass er über 66.000 Euro (500.000 Yuan) an Vermögenswerten besitzt oder ein jährliches Gehalt von rund 26.000 Euro (200.000 Yuan) bezieht. Ein Problem für jene, die gerade ins Arbeitsleben gestartet sind — etwa 80 Prozent der chinesischen Millennials verdienen gerade einmal 1.300 Euro (10.000 Yuan) im Monat. 

                          Auch Geld bei einer Bank anzulegen, lohnt sich nicht unbedingt. Chinesische Banken stellen „Bloomberg“ zufolge aktuell vermehrt Liquidität zur Verfügung, was bedeutet, dass die Zinsen sinken. Mit 1,5 Prozent Zinsen könne man noch nicht einmal die Inflation aufwiegen. Nur Kunden mit viel Geld bekommen bei den Banken die Möglichkeit, mittels Vermögensverwaltungsdiensten bessere Renditen zu erzielen. Nur trifft das auf Millennials meist nicht zu.

                          Chinesische Millenials werden zu Daytradern

                          Ähnliches gilt für Geldmarktfonds. Yu’e Bao, der Fonds der Ant Financial Services Group von Alibaba-Gründer Jack Ma, wirft aktuell 2,3 Prozent Rendite ab, der tiefste Stand seit fünf Jahren. Er wird auch von vielen genutzt, denen nur wenige Ersparnisse zur Verfügung stehen.

                          Lest auch: 12 schaurig-schöne Aufnahmen von gigantischen Geisterstädten in China

                          Vielen jungen Chinesen kaufen daher kurzfrisitg Aktien nur um sie wieder abzustoßen, immerhin hat der chinesische Leitindex Shanghai Shenzhen CSI 300 2018 um 33 Prozent zugelegt. Die chinesische Regierung warnt vor solchen Spekulationsgeschäften, hat aber gleichzeitig sämtliche anderen Anlageformen verbaut.   

                          Immerhin — wer Finanzmarktkenntnisse hat, kann von einer neuen Anlageform profitieren. Kommunalanleihen, mit denen Peking Konjunkturprogramme finanzieren wil, wurden kürzlich in einer Höhe von 2,15 Billionen Yuan (280 Milliarden Euro) emittiert und sollen noch in diesem Jahr verkauft werden. Sie sollen nur 13 Euro(100 Yuan) kosten.

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                                    Bloomberg: SEC Required Two ETF Funds to Take Blockchain Off Their Tickers - Investing.com      Comment   Translate Page      
                          Bloomberg: SEC Required Two ETF Funds to Take Blockchain Off Their Tickers  Investing.com

                          The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reportedly required two funds to eliminate the word “blockchain” from their monikers, Bloomberg ...


                                    Bloomberg составил рейтинг богатейших семей в «Игре престолов»      Comment   Translate Page      
                          Агентство Bloomberg с помощью фанатов «Игры престолов» составило рейтинг богатейших семей сериала. Оценка проводилась исходя из имущественных приобретений кланов на протяжении семи сезонов. Первое место занял дом Таргариенов и его правительница — Дейнерис Таргариен.
                                    Salvini: "Nessuno può avere l'arroganza di dire o Cristo o la Lega"      Comment   Translate Page      

                          "Penso che nessuno possa avere l'esclusiva a parlare a nome dei cristiani o dei cattolici ma penso pure che nessuno può avere l'arroganza di dire o Cristo o la Lega". Lo ha detto Matteo Salvini alla convention laziale del partito dove aggiunge: "è fuori dal mondo!".

                          "Il confine tra bontà e fesseria é labile" e "gli stranieri vanno accolti nei limiti del possibile e questo limite è stato superato".


                                    Bloomberg: Эр-Рияд ошибочно выдает свой союз с Трампом за союз с США      Comment   Translate Page      
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                                    Aux usa, julian assange pourrait être condamné à la peine de mort.      Comment   Translate Page      
                          L’un des amis de julian assange a affirmé que le fondateur de wikileaks avait été transféré dans le «guantanamo britannique», a indiqué bloomberg, précisant que l’établissement avait accueilli le bras droit de ben laden. le fondateur de wikileaks, julian assange, a été placé en...

                                    Tel-aviv n’est pas dans le « top 25 ». Bloomberg et son «indice de petit déjeuner» global annuel.      Comment   Translate Page      
                          Un «indice de petit déjeuner» global a été publié par l’agence bloomberg. L’étude affirme que la ville de genève propose le petit déjeuner au prix le plus abordable à ses habitants. tel aviv n’est pas classée dans le top 25. Ceci prouve encore une fois le ridicule de ce type de...

                                    Акціонери Facebook хочуть усунути Цукерберга      Comment   Translate Page      
                          Група акціонерів компанії Facebook наполягає на тому, що засновник соціальної мережі Марк Цукерберг повинен втратити посаду голови правління.

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                          Автори ініціативи включили її в план обговорення на річних зборах, яке мають пройти 30 травня.

                          Акціонери вказують, що з липня 2018 року оціночна вартість Facebook впала на 40% через рішення керівництва і правління, які не змогли захистити вартість акцій, пише РБК.

                          Автори вимоги підкреслюють, що в компанії зберігається дискримінація деяких акціонерів: ряду власників акцій надається більше прав голосу.

                          Це, в першу чергу стосується Цукерберга - при тому, що йому належить лише 13% акцій компанії, в правлінні за ним закріплена частка в 51% всіх голосів.

                          Це дає Цукербергу можливість фактично одноосібно контролювати політику компанії.

                          "Без рівних прав голосу акціонери не можуть залучити керівництво до відповідальності", - підкреслюють автори заяви. Вони нагадали про звинувачення, які привели до падіння вартості компанії - в їх числі, поширення на базі Facebook неправдивої інформації та втручання у вибори.

                          "Фейкові новини, втручання у вибори і загроза нашій демократії - акціонерам потрібно щось більше, ніж просто заперечення (всього цього), спроби ухилитися і відстрочки з відповіддю", - йдеться в заяві.

                          Ще одна заява прямо вимагає призначити головою ради директорів компанії незалежного директора замість Цукерберга.

                          Ця пропозиція передбачає поділ посад генерального директора і голови правління. Автори апелюють до досвіду Google, Microsoft, Apple, Oracle та Twitter, де такий поділ було введено.

                          У березні 2018 року стало відомо, що консалтингова компанія Cambridge Analytica отримувала персональні дані мільйонів користувачів Facebook і використовувала їх для підтримки передвиборної кампанії Дональда Трампа під час президентських виборів в США в 2016 році.

                          Засновник соцмережі Марк Цукерберг визнав помилку, зазначивши, що в Facebook зробили недостатньо для запобігання використання функціоналу на шкоду.

                          Падіння вартості Facebook в результаті низки скандалів вплинуло і на статки самого Цукерберга. За оцінкою Bloomberg, підприємець втратив в 2018 році 23 млрд доларів.
                                    Jadi Orang Terkaya Sejagat, Jeff Bezos Sebut Perusahaannya Cuma Pemain Kecil      Comment   Translate Page      

                          Liputan6.com, Jakarta Lewat perusahaannya, Amazon, Jeff Bezos kini menjadi orang terkaya di dunia dengan kekayaan mencapai USD 115 miliar. Amazon bahkan tercatat memiliki nilai kapitalisasi pasar lebih dari USD 900 miliar.

                          Amazon mencatat penjualannya mencapai USD 232,9 miliar sepanjang 2018. Meski begitu, Bezos menyatakan perusahaannya tersebut masih kecil.

                          "Amazon kini masih merupakan pemain kecil di bidang ritel global. Kami mewakili market ritel dengan persentase satu-digit yang rendah," tulis Bezos dalam suratnya pada para pemegang saham Amazon seperti dilansir dari CNBC, Minggu (14/4/2019).

                          Menurutnya, masih banyak riteler yang lebih besar di setiap negara tempat Amazon beroperasi. Memang benar, jika melihat pendapatan tahunan Walmart contohnya, telah mencapai lebih dari USD 500 miliar sepanjang 2018.

                          "Dan itu semua lantaran hampir 90 persen ritel masih offline, terletak di toko-toko dengan batu bata merah," menurut Jeff Bezos.

                          Laporan tersebut diperolehnya dari Departemen Perdagangan AS yang dirilis Maret tahun ini. Saat ini, perlahan Amazon meninggalkan toko-toko offline menuju toko 'Amazon Go'.

                          Toko tersebut mengusung teknologi yang membuat konsumen tidak perlu mengantri dan membayar di kasir.

                          "Dengan Amazon Go kita memiliki visi yang lebih jelas. Kita bisa meninggalkan ritel fisik yang biasanya banyak antrean. Tak ada yang suka mengantri," terangnya.

                          Dia mengatakan telah memiliki 1o toko di beberapa kota di Amerika Serikat dan sangat siap menyambut bisnis di masa depan. Menurutnya, konsumen lebih senang beberlanja tanpa antrian.

                          Jeff Bezos fokus pada seberapa besar Amazon dapat tumbuh. Dia mendorong timnya untuk mengejar gol tersebut di mana banyak orang tak bisa membayangkannya.

                          Harta Tergerus Usai Cerai, Jeff Bezos Tetap Jadi Orang Terkaya di Muka Bumi

                          Jeff Bezos dan MacKenzie di event Axel Springer Award 2018, Berlin, Jerman, 24 April 2018. (JORG CARSTENSEN / DPA / AFP)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F2019_04_14%2F618747

                          Sebelumnya, orang terkaya di dunia, Jeff Bezos, telah resmi bercerai dengan MacKenzie Bezos. Keduanya bercerai secara damai dan berkomitmen terus bekerja sama dalam mengurus empat anak mereka.

                          Perceraian Jeff Bezos menjadi sorotan karena urusan harta gono-gini. Bos Amazon ini dianggap bisa kehilangan status sebagai orang terkaya. 

                          Anggapan itu tidak terjadi karena Jeff Bezos masih menjadi orang terkaya dengan harta USD 114 miliar atau Rp 1.613 triliun (USD 1 = Rp 14.150).

                          Sayangnya harus diakui bahwa hartanya berkurang drastis, yakni USD 36 miliar (Rp 509 triliun). Ini berdasarkan perhitungan Bloomberg Billionaire Index.

                          Hartanya turun karena MacKenzie mendapatkan USD 35 miliar (Rp 495 triliun) saham milik Bezos. Sebagai catata, jumlah itu pun termasuk "kecil" dibanding yang Mackenzie bisa dapatkan.

                          Pasalnya, wanita sebetulnya bisa mendapat 50 persen harta Bezos berdasarkan perceraian negara bagian Washington tempat pasangan itu menetap. Selain itu, MacKenzie menyerahkan kuasa mengenai saham Amazon kepada Jeff Bezos.

                          MacKenzie turut membantu Jeff Bezos dalam mendirikan Amazon. Di sela kesibukannya, ia juga merupakan seorang novelis, salah satu novelnya berjudul Traps rilis pada tahun 2013.

                          Jadi Orang Terkaya Dunia, Begini Cara Bezos Atur Waktu

                          Jeff Bezos, pendiri dan CEO Amazon. (Foto: Forbes.com)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F2019_04_14%2F618747

                          Mengelola dua perusahaan besar Amazon dan Blue Origin, Jeff Bezostentu saja memiliki banyak pekerjaan yang harus dilakukan. Orang terkaya di seluruh dunia ini ternyata memiliki sebuah sistem untuk mengatur waktunya.

                          "Saya mencoba mengatur waktu pribadi saya, sehingga saya hidup untuk sekitar 2 atau 3 tahun ke depan," ungkap Bezos di Yale Club New York City, seperti dikutip dari laman CNBC.

                          Menurutnya, saat ini pikirannya bergulat dengan apa yang akan terjadi dalam 5 hingga 7 tahun ke depan. Namun, dia mengatur jadwal hariannya berdasarkan apa yang dia prediksi akan terjadi dalam dua atau tiga tahun ke depan.

                          Jeff Bezos menegaskan, visi merupakan hal yang sangat penting. Tapi yang lebih penting lagi, adalah memulai langkah-langkah untuk mencapai visi tersebut.

                          "Visi memang tak perlu diperhatikan setiap hari. Anda membutuhkan visi yang selalu bisa Anda jadikan patokan setiap kali merasa bingung. Tapi sebagian besar waktu Anda sebaiknya dihabiskan untuk berpikir jauh ke depan," terangnya.

                          Bezos memang memiliki banyak target besar dengan bisnisnya. Pria dengan total kekayaan USD 134,5 miliar ini ingin menjadikan Amazon sebagai perusahaan yang paling terpusat pada konsumen di seluruh dunia.

                          Tak hanya itu, Jeff Bezos juga ingin Blue Origin membantu menciptakan pemanfaatan matahari guna menolong 1 triliun jiwa manusia.

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                                    Bloomberg назвал самые богатые семьи в «Игре престолов»      Comment   Translate Page      
                          Агентство Bloomberg составило рейтинг богатейших домов во вселенной сериала «Игра престолов», заключительный сезон которого выходит 14 апреля.

                          Самым богатым домом, по версии Bloomberg, является семейство Таргариенов. Дейенерис принадлежит самый ценный актив – драконы. При этом эксперты затруднились определить точный денежный эквивалент их стоимости, однако назвали существ «источником почти несравнимой силы». Кроме того, к заключительному сезону героине удалось получить контроль над крепостью Кастерли-Рок (он же Бобровый утес) и бухтой Работорговцев. Также в ее активы входит Драконий остров, где можно добывать «потенциально ценное» драконье стекло, передает ТАСС.

                          На второй строчке рейтинга – Ланнистеры. Эта семья контролируют торговые пути, а также имеет доступ к «глобальной финансовой системе» – речь идет о возможности брать кредиты у Железного банка Браавоса.

                          Тройку рейтинга замыкает дом Арренов, которые контролируют долину Аррен. Им принадлежит замок Орлиное Гнездо, завоевать который, как считается, невозможно.

                          Старки расположились на четвертом месте. Им принадлежат обширные северные земли, на которых можно добывать большие объемы ценных ресурсов, в том числе лес, железо и серебро. Это сложный для развития регион. Составители рейтинга сравнили его с Сибирью.

                          На пятом месте находится дом Грейджой. В рейтинг также вошли дома Мартелл, Талли, Баратеон и Тайрелл. При составлении списка оценивалось то, как менялось состояние семей на протяжении семи сезонов.

                          Напомним, первая серия последнего сезона выйдет в ночь на 15 апреля 2019 года.

                          Между тем якутские фанаты «Игры престолов» сделали серебряную статуэтку с лицом Джона Сноу, которую хотят подарить создателям сериала.


                                    Millennials are building multimillion-dollar beauty empires on their massive Instagram and Snapchat followings, and it's disrupting a centuries-old industry      Comment   Translate Page      

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                          • From Rihanna to Emily Weiss, more young women are disrupting the beauty space with cosmetic lines that thrive on social media.
                          • While millennials are leading the way with the industry's disruption, other generational outliers — notably 21-year-old Gen-Zer Kylie Jenner and 62-year-old Anastasia Soare — are also key players in the trend.
                          • Over time, beauty industry marketing has evolved from word-of-mouth and traditional ad campaigns to Instagram tutorials and user-generated content, making it easier than ever to launch a new brand.
                          • This has opened the door for celebrities and influencers to create their own beauty brands and sell them to their strong social media followings, transforming fanbase numbers into revenue.
                          • This has given rise to a new generation of wealthy women, who sit on top of beauty empire fortunes they created with their own digital prowess.
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                          Social media has minted a new type of money maker: the "selfie-made billionaire."

                          That's what Natalie Robehmed of Forbes dubbed Kylie Jenner, the world's youngest self-made billionaire ever. 

                          Jenner's $1 billion net worth comes largely from her eponymous cosmetics line, Kylie Cosmetics, which launched in 2015. Three years later, revenue was an estimated $360 million, the company worth $900 million, Robehmed reported. 

                          While Jenner may be one of the more extreme examples, she isn't an anomaly — a long history of women have accrued wealth by building beauty empires. The first female self-made millionaire, Madam CJ Walker, built her fortune off a line of hair care products she developed in 1905, according to Isis Madrid of Broadly. Beauty mavens Estée Lauder and Bobbi Brown started their brands decades before the millennium.

                          In 2018, Jenner was a newcomer to Forbes' richest self-made women list, along with Forbes' other "Instagram-savvy makeup moguls" — Anastasia Soare, Huda Kattan, and Kim Kardashian West, who all also have their own beauty lines.

                          Then there's Emily Weiss, founder and CEO of cult beauty brand Glossier. On March 19, the direct-to-consumer beauty brand hit unicorn status with new funding that put its value at $1.2 billion, reported Katie Roof and Yuliya Chernova of The Wall Street Journal

                          While these women aren't the first of their kind to build wealth by tapping into the beauty industry, they are part of a growing number of women who have successfully done so by leveraging social media. What's changed isn't the idea of starting a cosmetics line, but how millennials are disrupting the process in today's technological age while propelling fast company growth and amassing personal fortune.

                          Read more: Meet the 7 women who made Forbes' richest self-made women list for the first time, including almost-billionaire Kylie Jenner

                          Estée Lauder and Bobbi Brown got their start through word-of-mouth

                          "Getting a brand known has from the beginning involved word-of-mouth and getting attention from an influential journalist," Geoffrey Jones, a professor at Harvard Business School and author of the book "Beauty Imagined," told Business Insider.

                          Estee Lauder

                          Consider Estée Lauder: "She gave away 80 of her lipsticks as table gifts for a charity luncheon in the Waldorf-Astoria," Jones said. "The rich guests then walked over to the nearby Saks Fifth Avenue to ask for it."

                          In 1947, Lauder received her first major order for $800 worth of products from Saks. She grew her business with traditional print advertising and word-of-mouth campaigns, believing that women who liked her products would spread the word. In 2018, the company reported $13.68 billion in net sales and Bloomberg estimated the Lauder family to be worth $24.3 billion.

                          The beauty behemoth now has nearly 30 brands in its portfolio; in 1995, it acquired Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, making the line's namesake founder a millionaire, reported CNBC's Catherine Clifford

                          Bobbi Brown

                          Being bought by a big firm is a sign of success, Jones said. Bobbi Brown, who told Inc. she began the line with $10,000, also favored a word-of-mouth strategy. By talking to strangers and friends, she found a business partner, landed a mention in Glamour magazine, conducted market research, connected with a Bergdorf Goodman cosmetics buyer, and secured regular appearances on The Today Show, according to Clifford.

                          But that was before the disintegration of traditional distribution channels, which Jones said has happened over the past decade.

                          Anastasia Soare

                          Look no further than Soare's Anastasia of Beverly Hills line to see this shift in action. According to Forbes, it's one of the first beauty companies to use a successful social media strategy — but Soare didn't begin that way.

                          The aesthetician first became a celebrity favorite in the early 1990s for perfecting the eyebrow. In 2000, she took the traditional route, launching her first line of products in 20 Nordstrom stores, reported Forbes. But it didn't really take off until Soare took to Instagram in 2013 with a viral social media campaign, which helped land her products in Sephora.

                          Today, the company's Instagram has 19 million-plus followers, and the company has a Forbes estimated value of $1.5 billion. Soare herself is worth an estimated $1 billion, making her one of the world's richest self-made women.

                          Read more: This self-made billionaire built her fortune after fleeing communism in Romania in the 80s and building a salon beloved by Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian

                          A shift to digital means brands can make the consumer an influencer

                          As Soare's success indicates, "Social media has become the new door-to-door," Jensen said, adding it "allows consumers to research, investigate, and gather information on everything from ingredients to brand values to see if they align to their own. The brands that use social media well are leveraging it to build a two way street of communication with their followers and because of that, they get buy-in to the brand."

                          Consider Weiss, who realized that social media was "transforming the way beauty products were talked about and bought," and intended to disrupt the industry, wrote Amy Larocca of The Cut, hailing her as the millennial Estée Lauder.

                          "There are a handful of beauty conglomerates, and it's difficult for them to innovate," Weiss, who uses social media as market research, previously told Business Insider. "Beauty has really gone online, because that's where the customer is."

                          In 2010, she launched the blog Into the Gloss. It soon became popular among beauty mavens, amassing 10 million page views per month, according to Alyssa Goacobbe of Entrepreneur — a solid platform on which to launch the first four Glossier products in 2014.

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                          Instead of aiming at wholesale, Weiss intended to crowdsource — through social-media platforms, affiliate sponsorships and links, and gossip, wrote Larocca. As Gaby Del Valle of Vox puts it, Glossier's success lies in treating its customers like influencers.

                          To market a new blush, Cloud Paint, Weiss hired makeup artists to use it on Oscar-attending celebrities and post the results on social media, Giacobbe wrote — regrams resulted in 1,700 user-generated images in one week; by one month, Instagram had 6,368 Cloud Paint images.

                          In a recent podcast interview, Weiss said that Instagram "has been an incredible tool to show a lot of user-generated content." 

                          While Weiss' net worth is unknown, the $1.2 billion value of Glossier says enough.

                          Read more: This beauty startup has become so popular that it has 10,000 people on a waitlist for lipstick

                          A social media following equals revenue for celebrities foraying into beauty

                          "Having a large social media following equates to sales," Jensen said.

                          A strong social media presence is so directly tied to revenue that it can lay the whole foundation for a beauty empire's success — those with stardom and a following already have a fanbase with built-in customers, and nowhere is that more visible than in Kylie Jenner's and Rihanna's respective beauty empires.

                          "It's the power of social media," Jenner told Robhemed. "I had such a strong reach before I was able to start anything."

                          Jenner launched Kylie Cosmetics to 50 million Instagram followers on her personal account, reported Sarah Grossbart for E! News. Nearly four years later, that number has more than doubled. "With more than 100 million Instagram devotees, she need only post a selfie touting her shade of the day and her young followers clamor to add it to their carts," Grossbart wrote.

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                          Dubbed "Cosmetics Queen" by Forbes, Jenner continues to push direct-to-consumer Kylie Cosmetics by sharing products, announcing launches, and previewing new items to her 175 million-plus followers across Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, Robhemed reported

                          "I don’t pay for advertisements," Jenner told Fast Company. "I don’t do commercials. Social media is the only way I push it: Snapchat, Instagram."

                          She didn't sign her first distribution deal until three years later, with Ulta, which she pushed with her "usual social media," Jenner told Robhemed — it sold an estimated $54 million worth of products in the first six weeks.

                          Read more: How Kylie Jenner became the world's youngest self-made billionaire, from starring in a reality TV show at age 9 to running a $900 million cosmetics empire at 21

                          Similarly, Rihanna, who has an estimated $260 million net worth and nearly 69 million Instagram followers, launched Fenty Beauty at New York Fashion Week in 2017 — and she first alluded to with an Instagram teaser. In just one month, it made $72 million in earned media value (the potential value it would have earned if paid for all exposure on social media platforms), outpacing Kylie Cosmetics according to a Tribe Dynamics' Cosmetics report released by WWD.

                          rihanna fenty beauty

                          About 132 million people watched Fenty beauty tutorials in the first month of its launch, reported Janice Williams of Newsweek. Within its first 40 days, Fenty brought in $100 million in sales, according to Vogue.

                          "Fenty Beauty’s social media game has had a clear impact on its success," Williams wrote. "While Rihanna's social media handle flooded Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube with photos, videos and tutorials, millions of people used their own social media accounts to show off their products and offer testimonials."

                          In its first year alone, Fenty made $566 million, reported the Business of Fashion, citing an LVMH report — it took Estée Lauder 10 years to earn $500 million, according to WWD.

                          Read more: Rihanna is reportedly launching her own line with one of the biggest luxury companies in the world as her fashion empire continues to grow

                          Youtube creators translate their personalities into beauty brands

                          Not every beauty influencer is a celebrity — some gained notoriety because of YouTube or Instagram, and successfully translated their social media personalities into massive beauty brands and multimillion-dollar net worths.

                          Huda Kattan, called one of the most influential beauty bloggers in the world by The New York Times, began sharing makeup tutorials, how-to videos, and tips on Instagram and YouTube in 2010. Her following grew so much that when she launched synthetic and faux mink lashes in 2013, they sold out on her first day. Today, she has over 577 million Instagram followers between her personal and private accounts and 3.1 million YouTube subscribers.

                          Huda Kattan

                          Kattan told CNN Instagram was the turning point. "It was the catalyst that changed everything," she said. "It changed the dynamics in which people not only communicate but are inspired as well."

                          Retail sales for Huda Beauty hit $1.5 million the first year — revenue for 2018 was expected to be $300 million, according to ForbesForbes valued her company at $1 billion and Kattan herself worth $500 million, based largely on their "valuation of her stake in the company." 

                          It's a similar success story for influencer Michelle Phan, who got her start sharing beauty tutorials and guides on YouTube — 40,000 people watched her first video the first week; the now defunct channel has nearly 9 million subscribers.

                          Michelle Phan

                          Phan, reportedly worth $50 million, parlayed that success into the cosmetics industry with makeup subscription company Ipsy in 2011, valued at $800 million with more than 1.5 million subscribers just five years later, according to Yahoo. In 2013, she launched her own cosmetic line for L'Oreal called EM Cosmetics. 

                          "Influence is the new power — if you have influence you can create a brand," Phan told Forbes.

                          Beauty is booming

                          It's easy to see why more influencers and celebrities are entering the beauty space — and the effect they're creating when they do. The beauty industry has grown exponentially over the last three decades, Jones said. As of 2010, the beauty industry had global sales of $330 billion worldwide, according to "Beauty Imagined."

                          "In the past, luxury brands sold through department stores and mass brands sold through drugstores," Jones said. Now, though, "the whole market has fragmented, providing the opportunity for the launch of many new brands."

                          Over 1,000 beauty brands have entered the prestige market since 2015 because it's lucrative, healthy, and profitable, Larissa Jensen, beauty analyst at The NPD Group, told Business Insider.

                          It's also easier than ever before to create and launch a brand, Jennifer Walsh, co-founder of retailer Beauty Bar, consultant, and brand marketer, told Business Insider. And the power of digital has made it even easier to reach consumers.

                          "For decades, we had to rely on print media and TV to introduce a brand or products," she said. "Now, we can have our own channel online. If you have a great product, beautiful packaging, and are good at storytelling, you can truly get your message/product out to others quickly."

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                                    Alexa Users Beware: Amazon Just Admitted To Listening in to Intimate Conversations Through Device      Comment   Translate Page      

                          Feeling nervous about my smart speakers always makes me feel a bit conspiracy theory-ish, as if I ought to be investing in tinfoil hats. Now I’m hoping I didn’t say any of that out loud, else some tinfoil show up in my Amazon shopping cart. According to a report from Bloomberg on Thursday, the internet…

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                                    Why do Jews like Chinese food? Sneaky pork      Comment   Translate Page      



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                          Jews have a thing for Chinese food.  It's certainly healthy food.  Vegetables and rice.  Doesn't make you gain weight like bread.

                          One of the attractions, I think is that Jews can eat pork, sneakily.

                          Pork fried Rice.  OH - I'll order it and eat around the pork.

                          Pork eggrolls - same thing.

                          Woops - I ate some by accident. Does that count?

                          There are kosher Chinese restaurants for people who want to avoid pork and still eat rice and eggrolls. Run by Jews, of course.

                          They are very popular.



                          Concert for Jews at MSG FREE CHEESES!




                          The Talmud is Trefe





                          The Three Passover Matzohs are the Trinity – How to Reconcile the Schma & the Trinity


                          How to get your kid to clean their room



                          The funniest rape story you ever heard





                          LISTEN TO:

                          ASK

                          http://www.1prophetspeaks.com/ASK.mp3

                          on youtube with lyrics:

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpnCM8jrmjo


                          All instruments done on Yamaha PSR 363 electric piano (sax, bass, drums)


                          Chorus is:

                          Heal Us Save Us Let Us Be Restored

                          Heal Us Save Us Jesus You Are Lord



                          Ask in F


                          http://www.1prophetspeaks.com/AskinF.mp3


                           on youtube with lyrics:

                          https://youtu.be/RdcbUEvMXRA

                          All instruments done on Yamaha PSR 363 electric piano (sax, bass, drums)




                          LET US ALL

                          http://www.1prophetspeaks.com/letusall55.mp3


                          Let us all live together in peace & one accord

                          Let us all live forever in heaven with the Lord



                          JOY

                          http://www.1prophetspeaks.com/JOY12string2.mp3


                          http://www.1prophetspeaks.com/JOYANGELFOOD12string1.mp3





                          Glorify Your Name

                          http://www.1prophetspeaks.com/Glorifyyournamenodrum.mp3






                          Restoration songs – a prayer

                          http://www.1prophetspeaks.com/RestorationSongs.mp3


                          I sing in tongues on it. You can feel God’s peace.


                          On youtube with lyrics:

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEBaqyAek0A


                          How to be Healed, Saved & Born again (Jesus heals)


                          Praying & Singing in Tongues IS of God & is for all Christians






                                    Brazil’s Economy Minister Says He Can ‘Fix’ Petrobras Situation      Comment   Translate Page      

                          Brazil’s Economy Minister Says He Can ‘Fix’ Petrobras SituationWhen asked about Bolsonaro’s meddling in state-controlled Petrobras’ pricing policy this week, Guedes said he’d get more information when he returns home from Washington, where he’s been attending the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund. Petrobras shares plunged more than 8 percent on Friday after Bolsonaro called the energy producer’s Chief Executive Officer Roberto Castello Branco and ordered him to cancel a planned increase in diesel prices.



                                    Italy's economy is one of the biggest downside risks to the global financial system and could spell disaster for Europe      Comment   Translate Page      

                          Italy flag

                          • The IMF has slashed Italy's growth prospects down from 0.9% this year to 0.1%. Some analysts see the country as a significant risk to the eurozone's financial stability. 
                          • Italy's economy has been a topic of much debate since last summer with fears that the country's beleaguered banking sector and ailing productivity could spell disaster. 
                          • Banks in Italy are still loaded up with non-performing and poor-quality loans, which underline growing concerns about whether the eurozone laggard will be able to service its debt going forward. 

                          Italy's ongoing economic problems don't appear to going anywhere soon. The country's bad debts could — in theory — topple the European banking system and slow global growth.

                          At a fundamental level, Italy poses a threat to an already unstable eurozone. Italian banks are saddled with billions of euros of bad loans, much of it governmental, and fears of contagion are never far away. The eurozone comprises the 19 countries that use the euro as a currency, under the auspices of the European Central Bank. The ECB is duty bound to ensure none of is countries defaults. Italy's debts raise a question, according to analyst Jack Allen of Capital Economics: Why should the healthy economies of Northern Europe, like Germany, continue to support Italian debt that will be technically at risk of default for years or even decades?  

                          "Over the next ten years, we think that Italy’s economy will fail to grow because productivity growth will remain weak and total employment will fall. As a consequence, the public debt ratio will probably continue rising and eventually prove unsustainable. This would be a bigger problem than the previous euro-zone crisis and could once again endanger the single currency itself," Allen told clients recently.

                          A similar situation happened in Greece after the 2008 financial crisis. That country was crippled by its own inability to pay its debts. The crisis was contained because Greece's economy is relatively small. Italy, by contrast, is the 9th largest economy globally and sits at the core of the European economy.

                          A recent IMF report indicated that "potential losses on non-performing loans and mark-to-market declines in the value of government bonds could result in a significant hit to capital for some banks."

                          The country's issues have been much publicized after the arrival of a new populist government last year and the ensuing battle it had with the European Commission to get its budget approved. 

                          Italian banks have some €800 billion in government debt on their books and many are carrying risky loans on their balance sheets. Italian institutions hold around 8% of Europes non-performing loans, according to the European Banking Authority figures as of the end of 2018.

                          After Italy, French banks have the most exposure to Italian government debt with some €285 billion ($323 billion) held in major lenders like Credit Agricole and BNP Paribas. Some $481 billion of Italian government debt was held in non-Italian banks as of June 2018, according to Bloomberg. 

                          It re-invents fears of a so-called "doom loop" which can see governments struggling to protect banks whose profits are hit by a drop in value of government bonds because of their own inherent weakness.  

                          "A protracted period of elevated yields in Italy would put further stress on Italian banks, weigh on economic activity, and worsen debt dynamics," the IMF added. Attempts by European institutions to stimulate lending have been unsuccessful for Italy.

                          The country took on an estimated one-third of the €724 billion ($817 billion) of so-called "targeted longer-term refinancing operations" — a low-interest loan product designed by the ECB to promote lending — but still saw a contraction in loan demand from corporates, according to reporting by the Financial Times. 

                          Things aren't going to improve anytime soon either. The IMF slashed Italy's growth prospects down from 0.9% this year to 0.1%. The country's stagnating economy and relatively high bond yields put the country in a precarious fiscal position, Oxford Economics wrote in a recent research note. 

                          The country's low productivity growth could lead to Italy's public debt ratio rising further to unsustainable levels. Jack Allen suggested that Europe's economic laggard could find itself in a "perma-recession," which could have consequences worse than the previous eurozone crisis.

                          One of the few green shoots for Italy's economy has been the fact that the country's purchasing managers index figures for March reached their highest levels since September 2018, with new orders growing at their fastest pace in six months, according to IHS Markit data.

                          SEE ALSO: Recession-hit Italy faces a fresh budget crisis after reports of planned government tax hikes

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                                    The Uber IPO exposes how Saudi cash drives Silicon Valley innovation, and even the biggest tech companies can’t stop it      Comment   Translate Page      

                          Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

                          • Uber's S-1 filing showed that Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund owns 5% of the company.
                          • The Public Investment Fund is also a top investor in Softbank's gargantuan Vision Fund, which owns 16% of Uber — not to mention sizable stakes in companies like Slack, WeWork, and DoorDash. 
                          • Saudi Arabia has been criticized for human rights abuses and repressive laws, so it's a problematic source of cash for Silicon Valley, which prides itself on changing the world.
                          • But Silicon Valley is under attack like never before these days, and that's caused a cynical search for stability that seems to have made taking Saudi money a non-issue. 

                          Silicon Valley's relationship with an undemocratic regime that has a troubling human rights record is in the spotlight. 

                          President Donald Trump has spoken out about it. Lawmakers are debating ways to stop the flow of money and data between the two.

                          The adversary in this cross-border drama is China, which has raised alarm bells in the US as it bulks up its homegrown tech industry and arouses suspicion of spying and influence.

                          However, there's much less fuss about the cozy ties between another repressive foreign power and Silicon Valley. 

                          Saudi Arabia's presence in Silicon Valley is greater than it's ever been. 

                          That became especially clear on Thursday when Uber filed its IPO paperwork. We learned from the S-1 filing that the kingdom's Public Investment Fund owns 5.2% of the ride-sharing company. 

                          The figure might actually under-count Saudi Arabia's influence within Uber. Softbank, the Japanese tech conglomerate, owns a 16.3% stake in Uber through its Softbank Vision Fund. The biggest investor in the Vision Fund is Saudi Arabia, which contributed $45 billion of the fund's massive $100 billion bankroll

                          Mohammed bin Salman and Masayoshi Son SoftBank

                          The Vision Fund is Silicon Valley's undisputed kingmaker today, writing big checks and amassing stakes in high-flying startups such as WeWork, Slack, DoorDash and GM Cruise. That means Saudi cash is essentially funding much of Silicon Valley's innovation.

                          As the New York Times pointed out in October, this gusher of Saudi money is an inconvenient truth for an industry that prides itself on making the world a better place.

                          From space to augmented reality, Saudi cash is everywhere

                          Some basic facts about Saudi Arabia: It's a place where torture and arbitrary arrests are widespread, according to Amnesty International; a place where women are not allowed to travel abroad without the permission of a male "guardian." It's the leader of a coalition blamed for airstrikes in Yemen responsible for thousands of civilian deaths and injuries. 

                          And then there's the gruesome killing of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashogghi, which, according to the CIA's initial conclusion, was ordered by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, the Wall Street Journal reported.

                          In other words, Saudi Arabia is antithetical to everything tech companies' altruistic mission statements claim to stand for.  

                          Saudi money may be more prevalent in tech now, but it's not new. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was an early investor in Twitter, and at one point owned a stake larger than cofounder Jack Dorsey's. (Alwaleed was himself detained — in a Ritz Cartlon hotel — for three months in 2017 by his cousin Prince Mohammed, the current leader of the country).

                          And the Saudi Public Investment Fund is also a shareholder in Magic Leap, Tesla and Virgin Galactic, according to research firm CB Insights. Whether you're in augmented reality or outer space, there's no escaping Saudi money.

                          A 2018 Quartz article cites an estimate by research firm Quid that Saudi investors directly participated in tech investment rounds totalling at least $6.2 billion during the previous five years.

                          dara khosrowshahi fortune uber

                          Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi backed out of a conference organized by Prince Mohammed last year after the Khashogghi killing, as did now-former Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene. But for the most part, there's been little pushback among tech startups when it comes to accepting Saudi or Softbank money.

                          Uber's winds of change

                          So why is Silicon Valley okay with Saudi money? 

                          It's true that we live in a world that runs on oil — so drawing a moral line isn't easy when you're pumping gas into your car every day. 

                          Maybe the tech industry thinks it's bringing the winds of change.

                          After all, when Uber announced its Saudi investment in 2016, women weren't allowed to drive.

                          “Of course we think women should be allowed to drive,” Uber's Jill Hazelbaker told the New York Times at the time. “In the absence of that, we have been able to provide extraordinary mobility that didn’t exist before — and we’re incredibly proud of that.”

                          And two years later, change did happen when the ban on women driving was officially lifted.

                          Did Uber's presence in Saudi Arabia cause the change? It's impossible to say with certainty, but I'd wager not. 

                          Much more likely is that Prince Mohammed, looking for a way to burnish his credentials as a "reformer" when he rose to power in 2017, saw the controversial driving ban as an easy and expedient thing to jettison in exchange for goodwill.

                          The notion of working from the inside to bring about change has a long and not-so-great track record in tech. Think back to Google contorting itself into a pretzel to justify its introduction, and then withdrawal, of a search engine in China. When outrage recently erupted over Google's secret plans to make a new censored search app for China, the company didn't even try to justify itself with a "change from within" argument.

                          Tech businesses don't really want a revolution

                          You may ask, at this point, why more companies don't take a stand and turn down Saudi cash. 

                          The sad reality is that companies are more interested in preserving the status quo that their businesses are built on than in bringing about change; even the "disruptive" tech companies.

                          That's especially true today, as tech companies are under siege from all sides, blamed for disrupting our privacy, our elections and our children's attention spans. 

                          donald trump orb saudi arabia

                          Thinking differently is great marketing copy when it sells gadgets. But there's little upside in leading a revolution if it scares away customers. 

                          Look no further than Google's app store. Thanks to an app called Absher, Saudi men can direct where women travel, and receive alerts when women use a passport to leave Saudi Arabia. After Insider's Bill Bostock investigation into this wife-tracking app, US lawmakers demanded that Google remove Absher from its app store.

                          Google refused to pull the app. It argued that the app does not violate its terms of service.

                          Right now, the tech industry's terms of service are clear. Whether it's about policies, products or investors, the golden rule is stability. 

                          SEE ALSO: Uber can't decide whether cofounder Travis Kalanick is an asset or a liability, and it makes for an awkward but revealing IPO filing

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                                    The US economy increasingly looks like it's past the point of no return — and not even the Fed can save it from the next recession      Comment   Translate Page      

                          trader

                          • The Federal Reserve would like to achieve a so-called soft landing by slowing down the economy without triggering a recession. 
                          • According to David Rosenberg, the chief economist at strategist at Gluskin Sheff, this is looking highly unlikely. 
                          • His charts below lay out some of the economy's most vulnerable spots, explain why it may be too late for the Fed to avert the next recession, and highlight parts of the market that have historically done well during downturns.
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                          The Federal Reserve has undoubtedly played a key role in juicing this economic expansion and enabling a historically long bull market in stocks.  

                          But with nascent signs of an economic slowdown, the Fed's capacity to fight the next recession is being called into question.

                          At issue is whether the Fed can achieve another so-called soft landing, which happens when the Fed raises interest rates sufficiently enough to avert an overheated economy and stops tightening soon enough to avoid a recession. The last time this happened was in the mid-1990s, when the Fed successfully paused its hiking campaign — as it has now — before resuming.

                          Not everyone thinks the Fed will be able to engineer a slowdown without a recession, including David Rosenberg, the chief economist and strategist at Gluskin Sheff.

                          His table below provides the first reason why: Historically, Fed rate-hike cycles have been followed by recessions, not soft landings.

                          Screen Shot 2019 04 12 at 11.39.16 AM

                          The other big bone of contention that Rosenberg has with the Fed lies in how it has shifted the estimate of what it considers the neutral rate. "Neutral" refers to a theoretical level of interest rates at which the Fed has basically achieved its goals: prices are stable, there's full employment, and the economy is neither slowing nor accelerating. 

                          The Fed has consistently lowered this estimate — also known as the terminal funds rate — since the Great Recession. But, as Rosenberg points out, the most recent recent haircut placed it within one more hike of its current benchmark rate. In other words, the Fed is signaling that this source of rocket fuel for the economy is running close to empty. 

                          Screen Shot 2019 04 12 at 11.57.21 AM

                          Looking beyond the particulars of the Fed's decisions, Rosenberg has identified several parts of the economy that investors should be watching closely.

                          The first place to watch is the interest-rate market, which is immediately impacted by Fed policy. Much ado has been made of the inverted yield curve, or the difference between 3-month and 10-year Treasuries that recently turned negative. Similar inversions have preceded every US recession since the 1950s, and this episode sent the New York Fed's recession-probability model to an 11-year high.

                          Read more: Wall Street is fixated on the yield curve — but one market bear warns a more ominous threat is set to tip the economy into the 'ice age'

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                          The corporate-debt market is another sore spot.

                          Looser regulations since the 2016 elections have spurred many companies to arrange financing to grow their businesses, and a record $1.8 trillion in corporate debt is coming due in 2023, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. This borrowing binge has in turn driven corporate debt to historic and potentially ominous highs relative to gross domestic product, as the chart below shows.

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                          The problem is not just in the sum of debt — it's the fact that many of these companies may be unable to repay their debt if the economy slows.

                          What others are saying 

                          For now, stock-market investors are taking their cue from the ongoing pause in interest rates, and are exuding confidence that the immediate future is rosy. Despite all the recession talk, the market is back within shouting distance of an all-time high, following the late-year correction that was spurred by concerns about high interest rates. 

                          Also, there aren't many economists or investors who are willing to mention the dreaded 'r' word at the first signs of a slowdown. Apart from the reputational threat of being wrong, there's a technical one: recessions have no start date that's easy to pinpoint ahead of time. They are subjectively determined by the National Bureau of Economic Research, which always makes the call after the economy is already speeding in reverse gear. 

                          But there are other pundits like Rosenberg who are willing to shout at the first hint of smoke, even before the fire is obvious. And he doesn't stop there: his chart below shows how various asset classes have historically stacked up during recessions, and could serve as a starting point to prep for the next one. 

                          Screen Shot 2019 04 12 at 10.55.30 AM

                          SEE ALSO: Morgan Stanley's recession dashboard is flashing a signal it's never shown before — and the firm has put together a game plan to avoid the losses to come

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                                    Google-vi zaposleni slušaju korisnike pametnih zvučnika      Comment   Translate Page      

                          Ukoliko ste si nabavili neki pametni zvučnik tipa Google Home, Alexa ili HomePod, preporučujemo vam da malo pazite šta mu pričate, jer vaše glasovne komande slušaju zaposleni Google-a, Amazon-a i Apple-a. Predstavnici tih kompanija Bloomberg-u su potvrdili da se snimke korisnika preslušavaju sa ciljem poboljšavanja sistema prepoznavanja glasa.

                          Bloomberg je o ovome razgovarao sa više zaposlenih navedenih kompanija, koji su im rekli da su svašta imali prilike da čuju, uključujući i snimke koje su ukazivale na moguće seksualne napade, ali nisu smeli da intervenišu zbog politike kompanija za koje rade.

                          Mada će neke korisnike ovo možda šokirati jer nisu znali da njihove komande i razgovore prisluškuju Google, Amazon, Apple i ekipa, trebate znati da recimo u "terms and conditions" uslovima Amazon-a koji se dobijaju uz dokumentaciju Alexa uređaja jasno piše da se snimke osim za odgovore na pitanja i ispunjavanje zahteva korisnika, koriste i za "poboljšavanje iskustva servisa".

                          Naravno, svi servisi se kunu da njihovi zaposleni ne mogu da saznaju identitet i adresu korisnika kojeg "slušaju" te da se vaše snimke ne mogu zloupotrebiti, ali mi bismo vam svejedno dali jednostavan savet - pazite šta pričate svojim pametnim zvučnicima!
                                    Julian Assange is being held in Belmarsh Prison - Britain's terrorist torture jail      Comment   Translate Page      
                          WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is being held at Belmarsh Prison, a notorious jail in southeast London that's earned the moniker of 'Britain's Guantanamo Bay' as a holding facility for terrorists and other high-profile prisoners. RT's Ruptly agency live-streamed footage from Belmarsh on Friday, after Assange was apparently taken there. Bloomberg reported the same information later, citing Assange's friend Vaughan Smith. Both Assange's lawyers and the UK authorities are yet to publicly confirm his whereabouts. Comment: Of course it's still only a Russian news agency that cares about Assange's fate; Western presstitutes are too busy popping champagne back at the office...
                                    Bloomberg: SEC Required Two ETF Funds to Take Blockchain Off Their Tickers      Comment   Translate Page      
                          via Cointelegraph.com News at April 14, 2019 at 01:42PM Ready Full Article: https://cointelegraph.co
                                    Amazon、Alexaの音声記録を社員が聞いていることが判明 「らめぇ!おち.んぽいっちゃうのぉお」      Comment   Translate Page      
                          引用元: http://hayabusa9.2ch.sc/test/read.cgi/news/1555226407/
                          1 名無しさん@涙目です。(catv?) [ニダ] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:20:07 ID:5trPmKan0
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                          AmazonのAIアシスタント「Alexa」との会話の一部が、機能改善のために専任従業員が聞いていると、Bloombergが報じた。
                          Amazonはこれを認め、聞いているのはごく一部の録音で、個人は特定できないと語った。

                          米Amazon.comでは、AIアシスタント「Alexa」の改善のために、ユーザーとAlexaとの会話のごく一部をサンプルとして聞き、
                          アノテーション(タグ付け)していると、米Bloombergが4月11日(現地時間)に報じた。
                          Amazonはこれを認め、顧客のプライバシーを守るために慎重に行っていると語った。

                          Amazon、「Alexa」の音声記録の一部を従業員が聞いていると認める──Bloomberg報道
                          https://www.itmedia.co.jp/news/articles/1904/12/news075.html




                          2 名無しさん@涙目です。(dion軍) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:21:29 ID:N2nG9nSy0
                          金だして盗聴器買うとかw



                          33 名無しさん@涙目です。(catv?) [ニダ] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:37:27 ID:Wf7btyxo0
                          >>2
                          まさにこれ

                          というかiPhoneもアンドロイドも聞かれてると思うけどね




                          35 名無しさん@涙目です。(大阪府) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:39:01 ID:ZXP1k\/M60
                          >>33
                          通信でわかるけどな




                          3 名無しさん@涙目です。(WiMAX) [BR] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:22:45 ID:Uk59Z0910
                          当初から言われてたのに買ったやつ



                          4 名無しさん@涙目です。(香港) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:22:49 ID:4sZnn0mt0
                          組織と暗殺計画を話して5人殺したけど誰も動かないよ



                          127 名無しさん@涙目です。(やわらか銀行) [SE] 2019/04/14(Sun) 17:40:44 ID:cfTDfH\/M0
                          >>4
                          そんなもんスルーするに決まってんだろ




                          110 名無しさん@涙目です。(やわらか銀行) [FR] 2019/04/14(Sun) 17:27:38 ID:nyL3Pj6t0
                          >>4
                          香港マフィア乙




                          5 名無しさん@涙目です。(東京都) [CN] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:23:04 ID:PKxG14cg0
                          ええ 盗み聞きしてます



                          6 名無しさん@涙目です。(やわらか銀行) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:23:52 ID:YiVgI9dU0
                          盗聴器買ってるという意識がないのか



                          7 名無しさん@涙目です。(禿) [HK] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:25:03 ID:aeuMZ7S50
                          聞くことが出来るならいっそのこと会話してくれ



                          8 名無しさん@涙目です。(大阪府) [ニダ] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:25:04 ID:QMk9vupJ0
                          東南アジアの若者がsnsや動画サイトのグロエロ画像を見て消す仕事してんの思い出した



                          83 名無しさん@涙目です。(広島県) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 17:09:08 ID:ePshSxJq0
                          >>8
                          無人機のパイロットっぽいな




                          13 名無しさん@涙目です。(庭) [FR] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:26:07 ID:IDMyBhyb0
                          >>8
                          ひぇー
                          病みそう




                          19 名無しさん@涙目です。(愛知県) [PA] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:28:17 ID:USRD0but0
                          >>13
                          モザイク処理する仕事してると視力がおかしくなって立たなくなるとか




                          18 名無しさん@涙目です。(大阪府) [CN] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:28:11 ID:z9yEDSXh0
                          >>13
                          その通りですぐ病んでしまうからケアが大変らしい




                          9 名無しさん@涙目です。(新潟県) [CN] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:25:20 ID:WBO5I4fS0
                          そらするだろ



                          10 名無しさん@涙目です。(dion軍) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:25:48 ID:JM+KgK9A0
                          alexa、お前を消す方法



                          11 名無しさん@涙目です。(dion軍) [ニダ] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:25:58 ID:w5nQIsGp0
                          そらそうでしょ



                          12 名無しさん@涙目です。(茸) [EU] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:26:00 ID:piIhHTEN0
                          iPhoneの尻も突然反応したりするから
                          もしもしでリンゴ使ってる奴は同じようなもんやで

                          どうせどこの企業も特定のワードでハイライトして聞いてるやろ




                          17 名無しさん@涙目です。(兵庫県) [EU] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:28:04 ID:ebAMUGa10
                          >>12
                          へえ、尻が感じやすいのか




                          14 名無しさん@涙目です。(dion軍) [GB] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:26:20 ID:5WnrFOT70
                          おまえら笑われてるぞ



                          15 名無しさん@涙目です。(神奈川県) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:27:19 ID:VPFWw8oR0
                          おならイッパイしちゃったよ



                          16 名無しさん@涙目です。(広西チワン族自治区) [DE] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:27:39 ID:OlI8uOSRO
                          盗聴じゃん

                          AmazonはCIAやNSAだったのか
                          中国の事をとやかく言えねぇだろ、っつー




                          20 名無しさん@涙目です。(庭) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:29:18 ID:hQFxPs7k0
                          いやまぁそうでしょうねとしか…



                          21 名無しさん@涙目です。(長野県) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:29:50 ID:\/TPp\/SYo0
                          きえむ☹



                          22 名無しさん@涙目です。(catv?) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:30:29 ID:yIQpxgVN0
                          むしろなぜ聴かれてないと思うのか?



                          23 名無しさん@涙目です。(dion軍) [ヌコ] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:30:40 ID:VMidEe3P0
                          popular in japan recently
                          #ketsuiku
                          とかやってんの?




                          24 名無しさん@涙目です。(雨が降り注ぐ世界) [AU] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:30:41 ID:O+j1TdVO0
                          そりゃそうでしょう



                          25 名無しさん@涙目です。(dion軍) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:30:47 ID:tA5W23xy0
                          スマホのカメラも定期でやってる



                          29 名無しさん@涙目です。(茸) [CN] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:34:05 ID:vMdTyl2n0
                          >>25
                          まじかよ




                          26 名無しさん@涙目です。(兵庫県) [TR] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:31:12 ID:K2yiZXn70
                          むしろ聞いてなかったらビビるわ



                          27 名無しさん@涙目です。(福岡県) [EU] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:32:49 ID:u9lNRNke0
                          通信の秘密の侵害だろ



                          28 名無しさん@涙目です。(チベット自治区) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:33:07 ID:U\/Ep3xBV0
                          そんなん最初から想定の範囲内だろ
                          まさか盗聴されてないと思ってたのか頭ハッピーセットか




                          30 名無しさん@涙目です。(千葉県) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:34:45 ID:hfCSRfLP0
                          ノートパソコンでもマイク切ってカメラにシール貼らないとな



                          31 名無しさん@涙目です。(catv?) [EU] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:35:45 ID:\/iX\/OQwr0
                          スマートスピーカーなんて買った奴はスチューピッドなんだろ



                          32 名無しさん@涙目です。(茸) [TW] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:36:28 ID:vIMQ7E9h0
                          ちゃんと認識しなくて使えねーとか言ったらロックがかかったりしてw



                          34 名無しさん@涙目です。(catv?) [ニダ] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:38:36 ID:Wf7btyxo0
                          今のマイクは高性能だからち.んぽ擦ってる音も拾うらしいね



                          40 名無しさん@涙目です。(catv?) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:40:05 ID:yIQpxgVN0
                          >>34
                          オ.ナニー終わったら、
                          ティッシュの補充は大丈夫ですか?って通知が出そう




                          43 名無しさん@涙目です。(大阪府) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:40:49 ID:ZXP1k\/M60
                          >>40
                          割引してくれるならあり




                          38 名無しさん@涙目です。(大阪府) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:39:42 ID:ZXP1k\/M60
                          >>34
                          わざとトイレに設置したほうが嫌がらせできていいかもな




                          36 名無しさん@涙目です。(禿) [CN] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:39:24 ID:q3WltSFF0
                          APEXLEGENDSかと思った



                          37 名無しさん@涙目です。(庭) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:39:25 ID:X8oR96xh0
                          「Alexa‼デリバリープロパイダが糞なんだが」



                          39 名無しさん@涙目です。(大阪府) [AT] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:39:49 ID:5m+BIYCd0
                          音声認識の類はすべて盗聴されていると思うべき。
                          人の声なんて機械だけで正確に判断できるわけないんだから




                          41 名無しさん@涙目です。(catv?) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:40:34 ID:gSH3iow60
                          LineのClovaも朝鮮人が盗聴してるんだろうな



                          42 名無しさん@涙目です。(愛知県) [ニダ] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:40:40 ID:X65uP6qn0
                          こういうのって告知義務って無いの?



                          84 名無しさん@涙目です。(チベット自治区) [EG] 2019/04/14(Sun) 17:09:33 ID:zVZOOIqT0
                          >>42
                          読まない規約に書いてあるよ、しらんけど




                          44 名無しさん@涙目です。(愛知県) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:41:03 ID:E\/lFV8j80
                          Alexaでアマゾンにお便りを送ろう



                          46 名無しさん@涙目です。(大阪府) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:42:05 ID:ZXP1k\/M60
                          >>44
                          「この間さー社員みたけどだべってんの」みたいなやつ?




                          45 名無しさん@涙目です。(大阪府) [AT] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:41:52 ID:5m+BIYCd0
                          コルタナへのマイク音声もMSに盗聴されてると思われ。



                          47 名無しさん@涙目です。(茸) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:42:05 ID:VvtFnVrs0
                          そのうちアマゾンは俺の性癖を完全に把握して最良のオナライフを与えてくれるに違いない



                          48 名無しさん@涙目です。(やわらか銀行) [ニダ] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:42:25 ID:kZ6BL28X0
                          Alexa、Amazonのやってる不正をもっと教えてくれ。



                          49 名無しさん@涙目です。(dion軍) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:44:03 ID:CKZPBAl60
                          やりすぎ都市伝説でもスマートスピーカーはヤバいって言ってたな



                          51 名無しさん@涙目です。(大阪府) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:45:25 ID:ZXP1k\/M60
                          >>49
                          マイクにスイッチを自分でつけるんだよ




                          50 名無しさん@涙目です。(dion軍) [CA] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:45:08 ID:n7RvPdps0
                          ブルームバーグと言ったらw  中国のプロバガンダ機関だが 全くの嘘でも無いと思うよ



                          52 名無しさん@涙目です。(庭) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:46:03 ID:a7CsGnbP0
                          流石にAIスピーカーは他人に聞かれるの知ってて使ってるだろ
                          まさか




                          53 名無しさん@涙目です。(茸) [IT] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:46:06 ID:Y3NYcY+w0
                          Alexa買ったけど目覚ましにしか使ってない



                          54 名無しさん@涙目です。(dion軍) [CA] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:46:31 ID:n7RvPdps0
                          ファーウェイがw 一言w


                                 ↓




                          55 名無しさん@涙目です。(茸) [ニダ] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:46:42 ID:LW3uexI40
                          どうせ発電中の俺の恥ずかしい顔もスマホのインカメラ経由で見られてるんだろう



                          56 名無しさん@涙目です。(庭) [GB] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:47:17 ID:fPXbqdWE0
                          ハッキングされたら盗聴され放題やんけ



                          57 名無しさん@涙目です。(三重県) [ニダ] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:47:29 ID:vBxGWcBO0
                          全使用世帯に盗聴器設置してるのと同じだな



                          58 名無しさん@涙目です。(京都府) [CN] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:47:50 ID:03EULlaJ0
                          音声データ流出あるなこれ



                          59 名無しさん@涙目です。(dion軍) [CA] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:48:02 ID:n7RvPdps0
                          ZTEからも 一言www

                               ↓




                          60 名無しさん@涙目です。(茸) [ニダ] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:48:53 ID:LW3uexI40
                          そうかTiktokに就職したら児ポ集め放題なんじゃね



                          61 名無しさん@涙目です。(北海道) [HK] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:49:22 ID:i7P78Mrs0
                          いつも聞いてるぞ



                          62 名無しさん@涙目です。(dion軍) [GB] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:49:49 ID:5WnrFOT70
                          あの誰も読んでない糞長い契約約款の中に書いてあるんじゃね



                          63 名無しさん@涙目です。(庭) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:49:51 ID:PIdgRica0
                          音声検索キーワード「株」「M&A」「買収」



                          64 名無しさん@涙目です。(庭) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:50:41 ID:nXPuDYxb0
                          盗聴されていてもわからない

                          スマホ自体がそうだがな




                          65 名無しさん@涙目です。(庭) [ES] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:51:24 ID:cKHea6ox0
                          閃いた!



                          66 名無しさん@涙目です。(やわらか銀行) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:52:05 ID:axltlRTb0
                          液晶パネルつけてカメラ付きバージョンを出そうとしてたがどうなったのか?



                          67 名無しさん@涙目です。(やわらか銀行) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:53:17 ID:dF6qQqzB0
                          うちのGoogle Homeもちょくちょく物音もしてないのに反応してる時があるな、聞き耳立ててるんだろう
                          知ったこっちゃないから放ってるけど




                          68 名無しさん@涙目です。(東京都) [GB] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:53:57 ID:IR43ihg50
                          >>67
                          聞き耳建ててるgoogle homeちょっとかわいい




                          80 名無しさん@涙目です。(dion軍) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 17:08:17 ID:PlKVpm6\/0
                          >>68
                          後ろにいるのはデブのハゲのおっさんだけどな




                          69 名無しさん@涙目です。(WiMAX) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:54:25 ID:qefA3ctG0
                          >>1
                          アレクサを分析して入力する仕事が求人で募集かけてるけどなw
                          こんなの求人サイト見てるやつは皆んな知ってるw




                          71 名無しさん@涙目です。(大阪府) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:55:50 ID:ZXP1k\/M60
                          >>69
                          トイレに設置が正解か?




                          70 名無しさん@涙目です。(dion軍) [CN] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:54:27 ID:caj\/cbdm0
                          切り離して・・・せめて開発用に音声提供するか同意するかチェックさせて・・・



                          72 名無しさん@涙目です。(神奈川県) [CO] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:56:56 ID:gSDfFSyu0
                          てかコンセントに繋ぎっぱなしじゃなくても作動するなら買うけど
                          繋ぎっぱなしの間は絶対に買わない




                          73 名無しさん@涙目です。(東京都) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:56:58 ID:4WOpV11d0
                          聞き耳立ててるとか猫みたいだな



                          74 名無しさん@涙目です。(埼玉県) [CN] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:57:20 ID:aTVgTDEP0
                          グーグルの検索履歴も保存されている



                          75 名無しさん@涙目です。(catv?) [CN] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:57:34 ID:+Fo6BOBr0
                          プリクラも機能改善のために撮影データを見るし、LINEのメッセージや画像のやり取りも全部見られてるに決まってるだろ



                          76 名無しさん@涙目です。(catv?) [RO] 2019/04/14(Sun) 16:58:44 ID:j7cekORL0
                          あの手のガジェットってちょっと高級なオナホに見えるよな。



                          77 ◆65537PNPSA (宮城県) [ニダ] 2019/04/14(Sun) 17:03:12 ID:HHPuMMnE0
                          「待て!貴様、聞いてるな?」



                          78 名無しさん@涙目です。(東京都) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 17:03:41 ID:bEcVBOOj0
                          iPhoneでアマプラの映画観てたら、Siriが反応して先に進まない現象があった
                          具体的にはユージュアルサスペクツの後半、船のオッさんが襲われて命乞いするシーン、1:28頃。




                          90 名無しさん@涙目です。(dion軍) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 17:11:00 ID:PlKVpm6\/0
                          >>78
                          まぁ、ヘイ尻に反応するには常時聞いてないと無理だからな
                          そういうモンだよ

                          Appleは個人情報マシな方だと思うけど、他は無制限だと思うよ




                          79 名無しさん@涙目です。(やわらか銀行) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 17:06:18 ID:dF6qQqzB0
                          >>78
                          尻が反応とな!?




                          81 名無しさん@涙目です。(島根県) [ニダ] 2019/04/14(Sun) 17:09:00 ID:ESqHRcx60
                          オ◯ニーするときは、ダブレットの電源切ってるから大丈夫だよね?



                          82 名無しさん@涙目です。(群馬県) [RO] 2019/04/14(Sun) 17:09:03 ID:InbNVfx00
                          Android自体がスパイ端末だしなぁ



                          85 名無しさん@涙目です。(アメリカ合衆国) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 17:10:14 ID:ynjodbt70
                          Alexa、エッチな声で喘いでくれ!



                          86 名無しさん@涙目です。(庭) [CA] 2019/04/14(Sun) 17:10:26 ID:GJCnOqSj0
                          キモい独身オッサン
                          「Alexa…好き」
                          「Alexa…結婚しよ」
                          「Alexa…愛してる」




                          87 名無しさん@涙目です。(新疆ウイグル自治区) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 17:10:43 ID:6bdh4sYp0
                          「イキそう」「私も!」
                          Alexa 「僕も!」




                          88 名無しさん@涙目です。(茸) [MX] 2019/04/14(Sun) 17:10:44 ID:X3CR16590
                          俺「アマゾン買収しようかなぁ」
                          アレクサ「ザワ…」




                          89 名無しさん@涙目です。(大阪府) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 17:11:00 ID:axTnwQbQ0
                          合法露出プレイ



                          91 名無しさん@涙目です。(兵庫県) [CN] 2019/04/14(Sun) 17:11:22 ID:gjKA+tx20
                          一部を聴いてるだけとかいっても全会話が送信されtれるんだろ?
                          その時点でダメじゃんw




                          92 名無しさん@涙目です。(catv?) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 17:11:22 ID:tK+Lfp7V0
                          んーぎもぢぃ!!



                          93 名無しさん@涙目です。(茸) [CA] 2019/04/14(Sun) 17:12:02 ID:iU5qG\/MR0
                          有料盗聴器
                          まぁググった履歴が漏れただけでも色々終わるけどさ




                          94 名無しさん@涙目です。(山形県) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 17:13:09 ID:fJ7Oz5JU0
                          たまにアレクサに黒板引っ掻く音とか入れればいいじゃん



                          96 名無しさん@涙目です。(dion軍) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 17:14:14 ID:PlKVpm6\/0
                          >>94
                          あとはエンジンのマフラーの側に置いておくとかな




                          95 名無しさん@涙目です。(アラビア) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 17:13:12 ID:eMexPGoj0
                          そんなの当たり前だろに
                          クラウドも当然




                          97 名無しさん@涙目です。(catv?) [CN] 2019/04/14(Sun) 17:14:16 ID:Mb+BvZdn0
                          イク〜と言ったら、目的地を設定してください、とか言うんじゃ



                          98 名無しさん@涙目です。(東京都) [US] 2019/04/14(Sun) 17:15:59 ID:l4V9Vj7b0
                          Alexaに相方がいるかは聞いた



                          99 名無しさん@涙目です。(家) [JP] 2019/04/14(Sun) 17:16:50 ID:ofJ9zLnX0
                          は〜いシリ!とかおっけーぐーぐる!とかコルタナさんとかも同じなの?
                          もしかしたら「最寄りの風俗店」とか「新橋 ホテトル」とか聞きまくってたのバレてるの?





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                          While Mario Draghi continues to lament the lack of inflation that the ECB's massive balance sheet - now at 41% of Europe's GDP -  has failed to spark, and is contemplating even more aggressive measure to create higher prices, to one group of people, the ECB's reflationary efforts have been more than successful: Berlin renters who are furious that the median rent has more than doubled since 2011, soaring past 10 euros a square meter, meaning a 1,000-square-foot apartment costs more than $1,100 a month (still be a bargain in most other major cities),

                          And as the anger over soaring rents grows, so do the protests: last weekend, 50,000 protesters took part in a march against rent increases in Germany's capital city, which was organized by an affordable housing advocacy group in an effort to collect signatures for a referendum that would push the city to expropriate apartments from large landlords, and transfer some of the city's increasingly expensive residential rental properties to public ownership.

                          Protestors with a banner reading ’Expropriate Deutsche Wohnen and Co.’ in Berlin on April 6; Getty Images.

                          If the group gathers enough signatures — about 20,000 — the city's government will have to consider a plan to seize more than 250,000 apartments from their corporate owners, The Associated Press reported.

                          The proposal targets for-profit companies that own more than 3,000 apartments in Berlin: "These are companies that are coming in and seeing a really profitable market," Thomas McGath, a spokesperson for the group that organized the campaign, told NPR. "It's not your normal mom and pop landlord."

                          In other words, far from not sparking inflation, the ECB has not only doubled Berlin rents, but sparked a historic backlash that may result in the confiscation and the nationalization of big, corporate chunks of the housing market.

                          And here's where it gets especially troubling for the ECB: under German law, the plan technically could happen. As NPR reports, Article 15 of the German Constitution states that "land, natural resources and means of production may, for the purpose of nationalisation, be transferred to public ownership."

                          Furthermore, while Germany has the lowest proportion of home owners in the European Union, renters are by far in the majority in Berlin. That makes rental costs a political issue. Merkel’s government has taken tentative steps by passing legislation to limit rent increases and pledging to invest more than 6 billion euros in affordable housing.

                          Ah the irony: East Germany, in its passionate desire to "tear down this wall", never really considered the long-term consequences of a free market (even if one manipulated entirely by the ECB), and is suddenly feeling nostaglic for the good, old days of communism, where things such as private property did not exist.

                          "At the beginning, some of the fathers of the constitution thought, 'Well, there could be a situation where the market ... gets out of control and then it could be important to get this regulation," Ralf Schoenball, a reporter for the German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel, told KCRW Berlin. But Schoenball said the article has never been used before.

                          Well, congratulations, Mario Draghi: your monetary policies are about to force the first European nation to revert back to socialism.

                          As for those who think that Germany's anger at soaring rents is a flash in the pan and will soon be over, think again. As Bloomberg reports, during last weekend's demonstration, a blond-haired girl carried a wooden placard as she marched with her parents and thousands of others at a demonstration against soaring rents. Her sign had a stark message: “My future? Sleeping under bridges.”

                          The girl’s poignant protest highlights the emotionally charged nature of the housing debate in Germany, and Berlin in particular. In the capital city, where residents have been buffeted by a sudden surge in costs, a movement is gaining momentum for a radical solution: nationalizing big chunks of the housing market.

                          Protesters in Berlin carry a giant "rent shark" at a march against rent increases on Saturday. Michael Sohn/AP

                          Furthermore, unlike any typical, disorganized grassroots movement, this one is very clear in their demands: the organizers have started collecting signatures for a referendum to push the city to expropriate apartments from large landlords - companies that own more than 3,000 units like Deutsche Wohnen SE and Vonovia SE.

                          The advocacy group has named its campaign "Expropriate Deutsche Wohnen & Co," which translates as take possession of the real estate company Deutsche Wohnen, which owns about 160,000 residential and commercial units.

                          "There are a lot of stories about the Deutsche Wohnen ... that they raise rental fees, that they try to get rid of tenants with old contracts with low rental fees," Schoenball told KCRW Berlin. "A lot of tenants are afraid that they could be put out of their apartment."

                          The final straw for the activists according to Blocame last year, when Deutsche Wohnen agreed to buy 800 residential and commercial units on Karl Marx Allee, an imposing Stalinist boulevard in the former communist east. Residents fearing rent increases mobilized, and the city sought to block the deal in court. Naturally, the property company - one of the main winners of Berlin’s housing boom - has rejected demands to turn over its property.

                          “We won’t allow our assets to be expropriated,” Deutsche Wohnen Chief Executive Officer Michael Zahn said during a panel discussion in Berlin this week. “That’s just not going to happen. We’re not living in a banana republic."

                          We wouldn't be so sure: the activists need to collect 20,000 within six months and another 170,000 by February. While pushing the state to buy apartments won’t increase supply, campaigners argue that the measure would send a signal to landlords that they need to play fair or risk losing their assets.

                          Of course, landlords are merely responding to market supply and demand  - if rents this high were uneconomical they wouldn't exist. The question is why are such high prices suddenly affordable. For the answer, look to this man, who has injected trillions in both Europe's capital markets and, to a far lesser extent, the economy. The result are rents that are unaffordable for the majority of the population, but since they were never the marginal price setters, well.... take your protest from Berlin to Frankfurt, and ideally inside the lobby of the ECB.

                          "Expropriation is creating a lot of emotions right now," Zahn told AP in an email. "But it won't create a single apartment." AP also reported that the company said, on average, its apartments are about 645 square feet and cost about the equivalent of $650 to rent, and that the company follows government rules for calculating permissible rent increases based on neighborhood averages.

                          So will Berliners be successful in pushing through the first nationalization of property in modern German times? It remains to be seen: if the campaign can pass its first hurdle and collect 20,000 signatures, the city's government will be tasked with drafting a counterproposal that satisfies the grassroots group. If the government fails, the group will need to rally another 170,000 signers to move the proposal to a referendum and then to a ballot, where a majority will be required to pass it.

                          As Bloomberg adds, the chances of the referendum’s success may not be so far-fetched. The German constitution allows for expropriation in the interests of “socialization” in return for adequate compensation. Berlin has a vibrant track record of civic activism, with a 2014 referendum successfully forcing the city to back off plans to sell parts of the former Tempelhof airfield to developers.

                          While most mainstream politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel and Berlin’s mayor, are against using taxpayer money to buy apartments, there has been tentative support. Robert Habeck - co-leader of the Greens, the second-strongest party in Germany in recent polls - has said state housing purchases need to be considered to counter speculation.

                          The risk is that such state intervention could scare away investors needed to bolster supply, which is the only real long-term solution. The German construction industry association warned that compensation for expropriated owners could run to 36 billion euros ($41 billion), enough money to build over 220,000 rental units on government land.

                          “What we really need to do is build, build and build again,” said Stefan Koerzell, a senior official at the German Trade Union Confederation, which supports the referendum. The growing crisis is a “wake-up call” for politicians, he said at a press conference in Berlin.

                          And since a flood of supply isn't happening any time soon, the schism between renters and property owners is only set to grow, potentially with dire consequences:  on a panel with the Deutsche Wohnen CEO, Rouzbeh Taheri - one of the leaders of the referendum campaign - said he and other activists were treated like “pesky mosquitoes” by the property company. As public backing grows, he had a warning: “Try spending a night with a thousand mosquitoes and see what happens.”


                                    Богачи "Игры престолов": кто больше всех потеряет в финале      Comment   Translate Page      
                          В сети появилось видео рейтинга самых богатых семей сериала "Игра престолов". Исследование было проведено агентством Bloomberg совместно с фанатами многосерийного фильма.
                                    Bloomberg составил рейтинг самых богатых семей в «Игре престолов»      Comment   Translate Page      
                          Агентство Bloomberg назвало дом Таргариенов самым богатым во вселенной сериала "Игра престолов". Об этом говорится в рейтинге, опубликованном на сайте агентства. Отмечается, что представительнице дома Дейенерис Таргариен принадлежит самый ценный актив - драконы.
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                                    Amazon platí tisíce lidí, aby poslouchali příkazy hlasové asistentky Alexy      Comment   Translate Page      
                          Zaměstnanci Amazonu po celém světě mohou odposlouchávat klienty užívající virtuálního asistenta Alexu. Agentuře Bloomberg to řeklo několik zaměstnanců, kteří poslouchali intimní konverzace klientů a dokonce slyšeli i sexuální napadení, policii však zavolat nemohli. Podle jejího mluvčího však jde pouze o malý vzorek hlasových nahrávek, který má pomoci službu zlepšit.
                                    Amazon 被曝當你 Alexa 對話時,全球有數千員工也可監聽使用者對話並錄音      Comment   Translate Page      
                          彭博報導據多名知情人士透露,亞馬遜在全球僱用了數千名員工來改善Echo智慧型音箱所使用的提供的數位助理Alexa。這些研究人員可以透過Echo監聽使用者家中和辦公室裡的對話,並進行錄音。這些錄音資料被複製、註釋,然後回饋到軟體中,亞馬遜聲稱這是為了讓Alexa對人類語言有更好的理解,幫助它更準確地回應命令。

                          Amazon 被曝當你 Alexa 對話時,全球有數千員工也可監聽使用者對話並錄音

                          在宣傳影片中,亞馬遜宣稱Alexa可以讓你「生活在雲端,而且正在變得更聰明」。但是,就像許多為從經驗中學習而構建的軟體工具一樣,人類也需要向其傳授經驗。

                          據知情人士指出,這個團隊由外包公司和全職亞馬遜員工所組成,他們在在波士頓、哥斯大黎加、印度和羅馬尼亞等地工作。這些人都簽署了嚴格的保密協議,禁止他們公開談論這個計劃。據亞馬遜布加勒斯特辦事處的兩名工作人員說,他們每天工作9小時,每個人每次職班要分析多達1,000個音訊片段

                          該辦公室在羅馬尼亞首都Pipera區的Globalworth大樓擁有三個樓層。這標現代化的大樓在該市區中很顯目,但大樓外觀並沒有任何有關亞馬遜的標示。

                          這項工作大多大多很枯燥無聊。波士頓的一名工作人員說,他為「泰勒·絲薇芙特」(Taylor Swift)等特定詞句積累的語音資料,並對這個句子註釋,表明搜索者要找的是音樂藝術家、歌手。但有時,他們也會聽到一些Echo的使用者可能不想讓人聽到的東西。例如,一個女人在淋浴時唱得很爛,或者一個孩子大聲呼救。當團隊需要幫助解析一個混亂的單詞或者遇到一段有趣的錄音時,他們會使用內部聊天室來分享這些錄音;但有時他們也會聽到讓他們不安的,疑似是犯罪的錄音。像有兩名工人在討論一起性侵事件。當有類似的事情發生時,這些員工也會在內部聊天室裡分享經驗,以緩解壓力。

                          亞馬遜表示,當員工聽到令人不快的事情時,他們有相應的程序可以遵循。但兩名羅馬尼亞員工表示,當他們對此類案件要求公司給予指導時,公司告知他們亞馬遜無權干涉。

                          該公司發言人在給彭博社回應的電子郵件聲明中表示:「我們認真對待客戶個人訊息的安全和隱私。為了改善客戶體驗,我們只標註了一小部分Alexa語音錄音樣本,它們可以幫助我們訓練語音辨識和自然語言理解系統,因此Alexa可以更好地理解使用者的請求,並確保服務對每個人都有效。我們有嚴格的技術和操作保障措施,對濫用我們的系統採取零容忍政策。員工不能直接存取帶有標識的訊息,所有訊息都被高度保密,我們在一個可控的環境中保護它。」

                          亞馬遜在公開的行銷和隱私政策宣傳資料中都沒有提到有人正在收聽Alexa收集的某些對話錄音。在Alexa的隱私設置中,該公司允許用戶在開發新功能時禁用語音記錄功能。曝光資料顯示,發送給Alexa分析員的錄音不提供用戶的全名和地址,而是與賬號、用戶名和設備序列號相關。

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                                    TODAS las teorías de los fans que deben ser respondidas antes del final de la serie - Game of Thrones - It's Spoiler Time      Comment   Translate Page      
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                                    Facebook suffers third major outage in 2019, with all of its services down for ~2 hours on Sunday, after 24 hour outage in March, and a smaller crash in January (Olivia Carville/Bloomberg)      Comment   Translate Page      

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                                    Рейтинг богатейших домов в "Игре престолов" опубликовал Bloomberg      Comment   Translate Page      
                          Агентство Bloomberg при содействии фанатов сериала HBO "Игра престолов" составило рейтинг самых богатых домов.
                                    Bernie Sanders slams Clinton-linked think tank for 'bad faith smears' of 2020 Democrats - Washington Examiner      Comment   Translate Page      
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                                    Jadi Orang Terkaya Sejagat, Jeff Bezos Sebut Perusahaannya Cuma Pemain Kecil      Comment   Translate Page      

                          Liputan6.com, Jakarta Lewat perusahaannya, Amazon, Jeff Bezos kini menjadi orang terkaya di dunia dengan kekayaan mencapai USD 115 miliar. Amazon bahkan tercatat memiliki nilai kapitalisasi pasar lebih dari USD 900 miliar.

                          Amazon mencatat penjualannya mencapai USD 232,9 miliar sepanjang 2018. Meski begitu, Bezos menyatakan perusahaannya tersebut masih kecil.

                          "Amazon kini masih merupakan pemain kecil di bidang ritel global. Kami mewakili market ritel dengan persentase satu-digit yang rendah," tulis Bezos dalam suratnya pada para pemegang saham Amazon seperti dilansir dari CNBC, Minggu (14/4/2019).

                          Menurutnya, masih banyak riteler yang lebih besar di setiap negara tempat Amazon beroperasi. Memang benar, jika melihat pendapatan tahunan Walmart contohnya, telah mencapai lebih dari USD 500 miliar sepanjang 2018.

                          "Dan itu semua lantaran hampir 90 persen ritel masih offline, terletak di toko-toko dengan batu bata merah," menurut Jeff Bezos.

                          Laporan tersebut diperolehnya dari Departemen Perdagangan AS yang dirilis Maret tahun ini. Saat ini, perlahan Amazon meninggalkan toko-toko offline menuju toko 'Amazon Go'.

                          Toko tersebut mengusung teknologi yang membuat konsumen tidak perlu mengantri dan membayar di kasir.

                          "Dengan Amazon Go kita memiliki visi yang lebih jelas. Kita bisa meninggalkan ritel fisik yang biasanya banyak antrean. Tak ada yang suka mengantri," terangnya.

                          Dia mengatakan telah memiliki 1o toko di beberapa kota di Amerika Serikat dan sangat siap menyambut bisnis di masa depan. Menurutnya, konsumen lebih senang beberlanja tanpa antrian.

                          Jeff Bezos fokus pada seberapa besar Amazon dapat tumbuh. Dia mendorong timnya untuk mengejar gol tersebut di mana banyak orang tak bisa membayangkannya.

                          Harta Tergerus Usai Cerai, Jeff Bezos Tetap Jadi Orang Terkaya di Muka Bumi

                          Jeff Bezos dan MacKenzie di event Axel Springer Award 2018, Berlin, Jerman, 24 April 2018. (JORG CARSTENSEN / DPA / AFP)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F2019_04_14%2F704036

                          Sebelumnya, orang terkaya di dunia, Jeff Bezos, telah resmi bercerai dengan MacKenzie Bezos. Keduanya bercerai secara damai dan berkomitmen terus bekerja sama dalam mengurus empat anak mereka.

                          Perceraian Jeff Bezos menjadi sorotan karena urusan harta gono-gini. Bos Amazon ini dianggap bisa kehilangan status sebagai orang terkaya. 

                          Anggapan itu tidak terjadi karena Jeff Bezos masih menjadi orang terkaya dengan harta USD 114 miliar atau Rp 1.613 triliun (USD 1 = Rp 14.150).

                          Sayangnya harus diakui bahwa hartanya berkurang drastis, yakni USD 36 miliar (Rp 509 triliun). Ini berdasarkan perhitungan Bloomberg Billionaire Index.

                          Hartanya turun karena MacKenzie mendapatkan USD 35 miliar (Rp 495 triliun) saham milik Bezos. Sebagai catata, jumlah itu pun termasuk "kecil" dibanding yang Mackenzie bisa dapatkan.

                          Pasalnya, wanita sebetulnya bisa mendapat 50 persen harta Bezos berdasarkan perceraian negara bagian Washington tempat pasangan itu menetap. Selain itu, MacKenzie menyerahkan kuasa mengenai saham Amazon kepada Jeff Bezos.

                          MacKenzie turut membantu Jeff Bezos dalam mendirikan Amazon. Di sela kesibukannya, ia juga merupakan seorang novelis, salah satu novelnya berjudul Traps rilis pada tahun 2013.

                          Jadi Orang Terkaya Dunia, Begini Cara Bezos Atur Waktu

                          Jeff Bezos, pendiri dan CEO Amazon. (Foto: Forbes.com)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F2019_04_14%2F704036

                          Mengelola dua perusahaan besar Amazon dan Blue Origin, Jeff Bezostentu saja memiliki banyak pekerjaan yang harus dilakukan. Orang terkaya di seluruh dunia ini ternyata memiliki sebuah sistem untuk mengatur waktunya.

                          "Saya mencoba mengatur waktu pribadi saya, sehingga saya hidup untuk sekitar 2 atau 3 tahun ke depan," ungkap Bezos di Yale Club New York City, seperti dikutip dari laman CNBC.

                          Menurutnya, saat ini pikirannya bergulat dengan apa yang akan terjadi dalam 5 hingga 7 tahun ke depan. Namun, dia mengatur jadwal hariannya berdasarkan apa yang dia prediksi akan terjadi dalam dua atau tiga tahun ke depan.

                          Jeff Bezos menegaskan, visi merupakan hal yang sangat penting. Tapi yang lebih penting lagi, adalah memulai langkah-langkah untuk mencapai visi tersebut.

                          "Visi memang tak perlu diperhatikan setiap hari. Anda membutuhkan visi yang selalu bisa Anda jadikan patokan setiap kali merasa bingung. Tapi sebagian besar waktu Anda sebaiknya dihabiskan untuk berpikir jauh ke depan," terangnya.

                          Bezos memang memiliki banyak target besar dengan bisnisnya. Pria dengan total kekayaan USD 134,5 miliar ini ingin menjadikan Amazon sebagai perusahaan yang paling terpusat pada konsumen di seluruh dunia.

                          Tak hanya itu, Jeff Bezos juga ingin Blue Origin membantu menciptakan pemanfaatan matahari guna menolong 1 triliun jiwa manusia.

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                                    Roger Stone Attacks Mueller Indictment, Seeks to See Report      Comment   Translate Page      

                          Roger Stone Attacks Mueller Indictment, Seeks to See ReportA longtime Republican political operative and dirty trickster, Stone was indicted in late January on charges he lied to Congress about communications with WikiLeaks, obstructed lawmakers’ investigation and tampered with witnesses. In a suite of six sometimes overlapping filings, Stone’s lawyers asked U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington to throw out the case against him, arguing that Mueller’s investigation was improperly funded, that the special counsel himself was improperly appointed and that the lawmakers to whom Stone allegedly lied never asked Mueller to investigate that possibility.



                                    Bloomberg: в Москве можно заработать на завтрак за десять минут      Comment   Translate Page      
                          Эксперты агентства Bloomberg представили очередной глобальный «индекс завтрака» (Bloomberg Global City Breakfast Index), в котором подсчитали стоимость «стандартного» завтрака – стакан молока, одно яйцо, два ломтика хлеба и один фрукт – в более чем ста мировых финансовых центрах, включая столицу России. Индекс в проведенном анализе представлен как процент от предполагаемого ежедневного дохода жителя конкретного города
                                    Рейтинг богатейших семей в "Игре престолов"      Comment   Translate Page      
                          Bloomberg c помощью экспертов попытался оценить состояние богатейших домов Вестероса.
                                    Trump renews Federal Reserve attacks amid controversy over his two picks - CNN      Comment   Translate Page      
                          1. Trump renews Federal Reserve attacks amid controversy over his two picks  CNN
                          2. Why Donald Trump's Fed picks Stephen Moore and Herman Cain have caused such a ruckus  USA TODAY
                          3. Trump Slams Fed Again, Says Stocks Should Be 5000-10000 Higher  Bloomberg
                          4. Like it or not, politics is creeping into the US Federal Reserve  South China Morning Post
                          5. What Donald Trump gets right about the US economy  Financial Times
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                                    Pete Buttigieg Poised to Formally Enter 2020 Democratic Field      Comment   Translate Page      

                          Pete Buttigieg Poised to Formally Enter 2020 Democratic FieldButtigieg, 37, is scheduled to headline a rally at approximately 2 p.m. local time. A Monmouth University Poll of Iowa Democratic voters released on April 11 shows Biden, who’s expected to enter the race this month, with the support of 27 percent of those who say they’re likely to attend the state’s caucuses in February.



                                    Alexa Has An Evil Big Brother      Comment   Translate Page      
                          The worst fears of privacy advocates were confirmed this week after a Bloomberg report noted that Amazon employs thousands of specialists to decipher private conversations picked up on different types of Echo speakers. Of course, these devices use an automated assistant named “Alexa” to respond to requests for information, to play music, to turn off the lights and perform countless other tasks. All of this interaction with an Artificial Intelligence (AI) device is supposed to make life easier, not allow for a sophisticated spying operation.  This bombshell news should alarm every one of the millions of Echo users worldwide. In a...
                                    Singapore fund slashes stake in India’s biggest commercial developer      Comment   Translate Page      
                          The Singapore government sharply reduced its equity stake in DLF Ltd., the largest commercial real estate developer in India. Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC sold 68 million shares of DLF in open-market transactions, cutting its stake in DLF to 0.3 percent of total shares outstanding from 4.11 percent, according to Bloomberg. The shares traded for 191 rupees each in a bulk sale. The transaction may stem largely from an effort by GIC to rebalance its ... [more]
                                    Brazil's Beef Eaters Morph into Organic Vegetarians      Comment   Translate Page      

                          Mac Margolis is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering Latin and South America. He was a reporter for Newsweek and is the author of “The Last New World: The Conquest of the Amazon Frontier.”


                                    Trump Attacks Fed Reserve For Not Increasing Stock Market By 10000 More Points - Hill Reporter      Comment   Translate Page      
                          1. Trump Attacks Fed Reserve For Not Increasing Stock Market By 10000 More Points  Hill Reporter
                          2. Trump Slams Fed Again, Says Stocks Should Be 5000-10000 Higher  Bloomberg
                          3. As Trump pressures Powell, Wall Street gives Fed a passing grade  Reuters
                          4. What Donald Trump gets right about the US economy  Financial Times
                          5. Like it or not, politics is creeping into the US Federal Reserve  South China Morning Post
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                                    Колко токсична се оказа връзката с Tesla за Panasonic?      Comment   Translate Page      
                          Производителят на батерии може да се справи много по-добре и без компанията на Мъск, сочи анализ на Bloomberg
                                    Експерт: Добивът на петрол ще падне под един милион барела на ден      Comment   Translate Page      
                          САЩ се представят най-добре в световен мащаб