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Biofourmis raises $35M to develop smarter treatments for chronic diseases

Biofourmis, a Singapore-based startup pioneering a distinctly tech-based approach to the treatment of chronic conditions, has raised a $35 million Series B round for expansion. The round was led by Sequoia India and MassMutual Ventures, the VC fund from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. Other investors who put in include EDBI, the corporate investment arm of Singapore’s Economic Development Board, China-based healthcare platform Jianke and existing investors Openspace Ventures, ...
Tags: Asia, Funding, Fundings & Exits, Health, Artificial Intelligence, Aviva Ventures, Biofourmis, Blogs, Boston, Ceo, China, Co-founder, Digital Media, Disease, Fda, Healthcare

Minecraft at 10: a decade of building things and changing lives

As the blocky exploration game and creativity tool reaches its first decade, our games writer – and the father of someone on the autism spectrum – reflects on the impact it has hadHidden away somewhere in my attic is an old Xbox 360 that I’ll never throw away. On its hard drive is a Minecraft save file that contains the first house my oldest son ever built in the game. He was seven and, coming from a boy on the autism spectrum with a limited vocabulary and no patience to draw and paint, his crea...
Tags: Minecraft, Games, Culture, Autism, Society

Court Rejects Service of Process Via Amazon Messaging–Noco v. Chang

This is a trademark infringement lawsuit. Plaintiff alleges that defendant improperly uses plaintiff’s brand name to sell infringing or counterfeit products “entirely online through [an] Amazon merchant account.” Defendant used the merchant account named “Co2Crea,” and defendant also applied to register a trademark in the same name. The trademark application lists an address in China. Plaintiff tried to get defendant to waive service but did not receive a waiver. Plaintiff went so far as to del...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Law, China, E-commerce, Best, Ohio, Trademark, Ministry Of Justice, Fedex, Chang, NoCO, Jermyn, Fortunato, Amazon Messaging, Noco Co

China Man Detained over Illegal Dog Names

A man hailing from Eastern China was detained for ten days after the authorities found out he gave his dogs illegal names, this “foul” act of naming animals after government and civil service workers not going unpunished. The 30-year-old dog breeder was summoned by police and subsequently detained for ten days after posting about his […]
Tags: Crime, Law, China, Animals, International, Bizarre, Anime, Eastern China

Trump declares national emergency over telecoms threats in apparent swipe at China – live

Move gives government power to bar US companies from business with foreign suppliers, including Chinese firm HuaweiSign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 10.24pm BST Hey all, Vivian Ho taking over the blog for Joanna Walters and Jessica Glenza. In case you missed it, here’s FCC chairman Ajit Pai’s statement on President Trump’s national emergency declaration over alleged telecoms threats from foreign companies.Protecting America’s communications networks is vital to our nationa...
Tags: Health, Fcc, Republicans, China, US, Alabama, America, Society, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, Abortion, Trump, Ajit Pai, Joanna Walters

New opinion memo from DOJ concludes FDA lacks jurisdiction to regulate execution drugs

As long-time readers know, state execution efforts have sometimes been thwarted in recent years because of an inability to access needed drugs for lethal injections. This new Washington Post article, headlined "Justice Department says FDA ‘lacks jurisdiction’ over death-penalty drugs," reports on the possible start to a new chapter in this long-running saga. Here are the details: The Justice Department says in a new legal opinion that the Food and Drug Administration does not have authority ove...
Tags: Texas, Law, Obama, Washington Post, Senate, China, India, United States, Arizona, Food And Drug Administration, Madonna, Fda, Houston, Doj, Justice Department, Trump

"China will be pumping money into their system and probably reducing interest rates, as always, in order to make up for the business they are, and will be, losing."

"If the Federal Reserve ever did a 'match,' it would be game over, we win! In any event, China wants a deal!"Trump tweets.Other Trump tweeting on the China deal earlier this morning:When the time is right we will make a deal with China. My respect and friendship with President Xi is unlimited but, as I have told him many times before, this must be a great deal for the United States or it just doesn’t make any sense. We have to be allowed to make up some.........of the tremendous ground we have l...
Tags: Usa, Law, China, United States, WTO, Federal Reserve, Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump and foreign policy

Dear Wall Street, Steve Mnuchin Is Not Your Boyfriend

Even Wall Street does not deserve to be treated like this.
Tags: Politics, Law, Finance, China, Markets, Trade, Donald Trump, Steve Mnuchin, ATL Finance

Uber IPO Underwhelming Everybody, And It’s The Best News We’ve Had In Weeks

The market is teaching Uber a very hard lesson about how dynamic pricing really works.
Tags: Uber, Law, Finance, China, IPOs, Donald Trump, Capital Markets, DealBreaker, ATL Finance

Trump to nominate ex-Boeing executive Shanahan for top Pentagon post

By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday said he will nominate Patrick Shanahan to be his second secretary of defense, putting an end to months of speculation about the former Boeing executive’s standing in the administration. Shanahan has been leading the Pentagon as acting secretary since Jan. 1, a highly unusual arrangement for arguably the most sensitive Cabinet position. He took over after Jim Mattis resigned. “Acting Secretary Shanahan has proven...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, North Korea, Senate, White House, China, Russia, Uncategorized, Department Of Defense, Sport, Iran, Syria, Marine, Soccer, Military

"One of the Democrats today — it's a he — sleepy person — said that he heard from a lot of foreign leaders, and they want him to be President. Of course, they do..."

"... so they can continue to rip off the United States. Of course, they do. Of course. I think if I heard that, I'd never vote for him. And then you have Bernie. Bernie. Then you have Bernie. You got some real beauties. Crazy Bernie. You got a choice between Sleepy Joe and Crazy Bernie. And I'll take any of 'em. Pick somebody, please. Let's start this thing. Let's start it. Pick somebody! We have a young man, Boot-edge-edge. Boot. Edge. Edge. They say: edge, edge. He's got a great chance, doesn'...
Tags: Law, China, Biden, Trump rhetoric, Pete Buttigieg, 2020 Campaign

U.S rushes ships to Middle East over unspecified Iran threats

By ROBERT BURNS and CATHERINE LUCEY WASHINGTON — The U.S. is rushing an aircraft carrier and other military resources to the Middle East after seeing Iranian troops and proxy forces making preparations for attacks against U.S. forces and interests in the region, a defense official told The Associated Press. At the White House, National Security Adviser John Bolton said Sunday night that the U.S. was deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the U.S. Centra...
Tags: Europe, News, Obama, Washington, China, Iraq, India, Israel, Uncategorized, America, Sport, World news, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Soccer

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Tags: Photography, Cats, Law, China, Murals, City Life, Ann Althouse

"A great nation with thousands of years of history and a brilliant civilization is rapidly degenerating into a small group of the old and the weak thanks to these wrongheaded population-control policies."

Said Yi Fuxian, a researcher at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, quoted in "Beijing’s one-child policy is gone. But many Chinese are still reluctant to have more" (WaPo).China’s population is forecast to peak at 1.45 billion as early as 2027, then slump for several decades. By 2050, about one-third of the population will be over the age of 65, and the number of working-age people is forecast to fall precipitously. Who will power the economy? Who will look after the elderly? Who will pay t...
Tags: Children, Law, China, Economics, Beijing, Shanghai, Population, Madison, Wuhan, Communist Party, University Of Wisconsin, Zhaopin, Ann Althouse, Zeng, People 's Daily, Yi Fuxian

Dispute Online Gambling Transactions. Seeking Legal Advice

My question involves collection proceedings in the State of: California I admitted that I have Slots-addicted. Gambling problem. After I lost everything. I realized it is time for me to get back before too late. In order to gain back control I need to clear my path. So I decided to dispute the online casino transaction Started with American Express Serve ( the total amount of $4900- 91 transactions) In April 9th. I first contact with Amex account services to file dispute. Instead of doing al...
Tags: Law, California, China, Debts and Collections, American Express Serve

Scientists probe the ethical and scientific dangers of gene-edited babies

Two papers from the US and China unite in the condemnation of poor science and even poorer behaviour. Stephen Fleischfresser reports.
Tags: China, US, Society, Stephen Fleischfresser

Trump UN human rights snub will buoy repressive regimes, top Democrat warns

Bob Menendez condemns administration in letter to PompeoState department has not responded to UN’s official complaintsThe Trump administration’s refusal to engage with UN human rights monitors risks undermining standards around the world and will embolden repressive regimes such as China and Russia, the top Democrat on the Senate foreign relations committee has charged. Related: Trump withdraws from UN arms treaty as NRA crowd cheers in delight Continue reading...
Tags: Human Rights, Law, Senate, China, Russia, World news, US foreign policy, US news, United Nations, Un, Trump, Nra, Bob Menendez, Trump UN

Campus speech roundup

At UCLA as elsewhere, pledges and obligatory statements about diversity threaten academic freedom [Robert Shibley, Minding the Campus, Paul Caron/TaxProf, Christian Schneider, New York Post, earlier] 2019, 1673, whatever: By calling ourselves “inclusive,” Cambridge explains, we mean “there is no place here for” those who fail to accept key tenets of faith and morals [Robby Soave] He “had just chosen to move from Australia, the country where he earned his degrees and spent most of his career, t...
Tags: New York Post, Texas, Law, Australia, China, Uncategorized, Cambridge, Michigan, Free Speech, Rhode Island, Law Schools, Ucla, Cato Institute, University of Texas, Oscar Lewis, Mark Perry

Archery Counterfeiters in China Busted by Bohning

The Bohning Company recently busted archery counterfeiters in China following an extensive investigation. Here's a closer look at the story.... Read more... The post Archery Counterfeiters in China Busted by Bohning appeared first on
Tags: China, Hunting, Bowhunting Blog, Bohning, Bohning Archery, Counterfeit Archery Products, Bohning Company

Supreme Court signs off on death by a thousand cuts

Lingchi was a form of torture and execution used in China from roughly 900 BC until China banned in 1905. It translates variously as the slow process, the lingering death, or slow slicing. It's more commonly known as "death by a thousand cuts," in which the torturer uses a knife to methodically remove portions of the body over an extended period of time, ultimately resulting in death. Yesterday, in Lamps Plus v. Varela, the Supreme Court held that parties to an arbitration agreement cannot be re...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, China, Lewis, Epic Systems, Jon Hyman, Lamps Plus, Ashim D'Silva, Varela the Supreme Court, Lingchi

Hong Kong real estate now more expensive for the dead than the living

A tiny nook for an urn can cost up to £180,000. With 200,000 sets of ashes waiting for a resting place, the city is running out of options“Per square foot, it has become more expensive to house the dead than the living,” says Kwok Hoi Pong, chairman of the Hong Kong Funeral Business Association. “A niche for an urn in a private columbarium in the best position can cost up to HK$1.8m. This is the phenomenon in Hong Kong.”A ground burial plot can cost anywhere between HK$3m (£300,000) and HK$5m, b...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Society, World news, Cities, Asia Pacific, Death and dying, Kwok Hoi Pong, Hong Kong Funeral Business Association

Dead pricey: Hong Kong burial plots now more expensive than living space

A tiny nook for an urn can cost up to £180,000. With 200,000 sets of ashes waiting for a resting place, the city is running out of options“Per square foot, it has become more expensive to house the dead than the living,” says Kwok Hoi Pong, chairman of the Hong Kong Funeral Business Association. “A niche for an urn in a private columbarium in the best position can cost up to HK$1.8m. This is the phenomenon in Hong Kong.”A ground burial plot can cost anywhere between HK$3m (£300,000) and HK$5m, b...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Society, World news, Cities, Asia Pacific, Death and dying, Kwok Hoi Pong, Hong Kong Funeral Business Association

Law Schools in the International Sphere: The University of Montreal Experience

Law schools have historically been deeply anchored in their local communities. They train jurists who serve, and often lead, these communities. They operate legal clinics that seek to help the most vulnerable members of society. They produce research that, hopefully, improve the legal frameworks governing the life of citizens and the fate of organizations. But over the years, many law schools have broadened, or pluralized, their definition of the word “community.” Even if it is a cliché to say s...
Tags: Asia, UK, Law, Australia, France, China, Beijing, Canada, Rio De Janeiro, San Jose, North America, Montreal, Quebec, Latin America, University of Milan, University of Montreal

Ten steps to prepare for an exponential future

Jamie Metzl Contributor Share on Twitter Jamie Metzl is a futurist and the author of Hacking Darwin: Genetic Enhancement and the Future of Humanity. More posts by this contributor Homo Sapiens 2.0? We need a species-wide conversation about the future of human genetic enhancement If it feels like technological change is happening faster than it used to, that’s because it is. It took around 12,000 y...
Tags: Facebook, Column, Europe, China, India, US, America, Tech, Society, Artificial Intelligence, Fertility, United States, Bank, Gps, Fitbit, Mri

China’s startup ecosystem is hitting back at demanding working hours

In China, the laws limit work to 44 hours a week and require overtime pay for anything above that. But many aren’t following the rules, and a rare online movement puts a spotlight on extended work hours in China’s booming tech sector. People from all corners of society have rallied in support for improvements to startup working conditions, while some warn of hurdles in a culture ingrained in the belief that more work leads to greater success. In late March, anonymous activists introduced 996.ICU...
Tags: TC, Asia, Japan, Microsoft, Law, China, US, Tech, Mit, Beijing, Shanghai, Alibaba,, Tencent, Silicon Valley, Cctv

"Trump on Show" — the opera, in Cantonese — opens today in Hong Kong.

I love the poster:The story — as recounted in WaPo — "revolves around Trump’s fictional twin brother (inspired by Barack Obama’s real-life half brother, Mark Obama Ndesandjo, who lives in China). The Trump twin in the opera grew up in China after being separated from his wet nurse on a trip during World War II, ending up in an orphanage and eventually living through the upheavals of the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution. 'Growing up, he was constantly being discriminated against bec...
Tags: Hong Kong, Law, China, Barack Obama, United States, Opera, Coca Cola, Coke, Trump, Kim Jong, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Trump and pop culture, Mark Obama Ndesandjo, Li Kui ming -RSB

China: The Foreign Investment Law: A New Chapter Opens For Foreign Direct Investment In China - Hogan Lovells

As had been widely anticipated, the Foreign Investment Law was voted into law by China's highest legislative body.
Tags: News, Law, China, China Hogan Lovells

"I blame no one, but I hate the Internet... The Internet has brought me nothing but trouble"/"I know people are treating me like a monkey... Nobody came to see me with a pure heart. You did this for money."

Said the "Vagrant Master" — Master Shen — whose words were "recorded by live-streamers, shared across ­social media in the form of 15-to-30-second videos and closely watched and analyzed by millions," quoted in "The Internet was obsessed with this philosophy-quoting homeless man in China. Now he’s fled the fame" (WaPo). This unlikely viral star was discovered by social media when clips of him quoting Aristotle, Confucius and Dante began to surface on Douyin, a short-video platform. To the surpri...
Tags: Law, China, Poverty, Philosophy, Viral Video, Dante, The Web, Gandhi, WaPo, Shen, Ann Althouse, Douyin, Aristotle Confucius, Red Star News

Taiwan Won’t Get U.S. Fighter Jets While Trump Seeks a China Deal

The Trump Administration has put on hold a previously reported sale of jet fighters to Taiwan until the United States seals a trade deal with China, three Administration officials told TIME on Thursday. That decision has contributed to concern among some in the Administration that the President may soon go soft on China in his…
Tags: News, White House, China, Uncategorized, Taiwan, Military, United States, Foreign Policy, Trade, Donald Trump, Administration, Trump Administration

Toxic air will shorten children's lives by 20 months, study reveals

Global air pollution crisis is taking its greatest toll on children in south AsiaThe life expectancy of children born today will be shortened by 20 months on average by breathing the toxic air that is widespread across the globe, with the greatest toll in south Asia, according to a major study.Air pollution contributed to nearly one in every 10 deaths in 2017, making it a bigger killer than malaria and road accidents and comparable to smoking, according to the State of Global Air (SOGA) 2019 stu...
Tags: Health, Asia, China, Environment, Society, World news, Air Pollution, Asia Pacific, State of Global Air SOGA

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