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New report finds increase in Los Angeles County violent hate crimes

Violent hate crimes, especially against transgender people, and religious crimes, particularly against Jewish people, increased in Los Angeles County in 2019, according to an released by the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations on Friday, Oct. 23. While the number of hate crimes overall increased by just one incident — 523 in 2018 to 524 a year later —  the authors of the report found that the percentage of violent hate crimes increased countywide. According to the report, of all t...
Tags: Crime, News, Washington, China, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Social Issues, DEA, Race Relations, Social Justice, Hate, Southern California, Northridge, Lee


People are traveling across China in the hopes of getting an experimental Covid-19 vaccine shot

When Anny Ku heard that there were coronavirus vaccines on offer in Yiwu, a city in China's eastern Zhejiang province, she traveled more than 600 miles (965 kilometers) for a chance to get the shot.
Tags: China, Cnn, Yiwu, Zhejiang Province, Anny Ku


Trump is playing up China's threat to the 2020 election. But the evidence shows, Russia is the real danger

For months, the Trump administration has been warning of the dangers of political interference by China in the US election.
Tags: China, Russia, US, Cnn, Trump


Sloooow update

Hi I use monthly OTA updates. I did it some days ago. The process was reasonably quick for the first two sliders, but the processing of the third and last slider was really awfully slow (between to 4.5kb down to 1.5kb). I had to resume updating five times before incrementally completing the update (good we do not have to resume from zero..). My current location is in China. Is there any reason for the huge difference in speed between the first two sliders and the third one?
Tags: Books, China, Koreader


It's Official: Solar Is the Cheapest Electricity In History (slashdot)

An anonymous reader writes: In a new report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says solar is now the cheapest form of electricity for utility companies to build. That's thanks to risk-reducing financial policies around the world, the agency says, and it applies to locations with both the most favorable policies and the easiest access to financing. The report underlines how important these policies are to encouraging development of renewables and other environmentally forward technologies. ...
Tags: Europe, News, China, India, US, IEA, International Energy Agency IEA, CB, BeauHD


Report: NBA considering December start date for upcoming season

First there was no parade. Now there could be precious little time for the Lakers’ title victory lap before the next NBA season begins. Multiple media outlets reported Friday that the NBA plans to begin the 2020-21 season on Dec. 22 and play a shortened 72-game schedule, an agenda shared at a Board of Governors meeting. The league still has to negotiate the start of next season with the National Basketball Players’ Association, which The New York Times reported has asked for at least eight weeks...
Tags: China, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Nba, Tokyo, Espn, Silver, Staples Center, Lakers, Disney World, Adam Silver, The Lakers, Los Angeles County


Specification Rate Declines for Biggest Manufacturers of Porcelain Tile

There’s news in the world of porcelain tile specifications that’s of interest to both large and small firms: during the past 12-16 months, the five largest manufacturers have endured steady erosion. As the graph below illustrates, this is no small change. The share of specification as Basis of Design of the top five (Daltile, Crossville, Emser Tile, American Olean Tile, and Florida Tile) declined from 80% in June of 2019 to 41% in June of 2020. This trend has been identified by Design A...
Tags: Books, China, Uncategorized, Data, Analytics, CROSSVILLE, Market Development, Market Trends, Market Analysis, Porcelain Tile, Design Analytics, Profiles and Research, COVID, Analytics Trends, Basis of Design, Finish Schedule


What Glen Keane Carried With Him From Disney, and From Life, for His Feature Directorial Debut ‘Over the Moon’ [Interview]

“I never do this,” Glen Keane muses as he swivels his laptop around his office at Netflix, filled with stacks of drawings and doodles — half thought-out ideas that the legendary animator had while working on his feature directorial debut Over the Moon. Through the grainy Zoom video screen I can see reams of sheets that are hung around the room. Some of them storyboards that Keane has drawn for Over the Moon (“I drew more for this movie than I did for The Little Mermaid,” he remarks dryly), othe...
Tags: Google, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Interviews, China, Disney, Spain, Features, Netflix, Canada, Katy Perry, Animation, Paris, Sony, Holland


US Navy F/A-18s would 'destroy' China's J-15 carrier fighters in air-to-air combat today, but the future could be a different story

F/A-18E Super Hornets US Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shannon Renfroe China's carrier-based J-15 fighter jets have some advantages over the US Navy's F/A-18s in air-to-air combat, but the limitations of China's existing carriers negate them. "If you're talking about the J-15 going up against the F/A-18 at sea, then the F/A-18 is going to destroy the J-15," a defense expert told Insider. But the new carrier that China is building could give the J-15 the opportunity to l...
Tags: Hong Kong, Technology, Navy, China, Russia, US, International, America, Trends, Ukraine, Aircraft Carrier, Ford, Pentagon, Air Force, US Navy, PLA


US Navy F/A-18s would 'destroy' China's J-15 carrier fighters in air-to-air combat today, but the future could be a different story

"It would probably be a slaughter if there was an air-to-air battle between aircraft launched from the Liaoning and a Nimitz-class carrier," an expert said.
Tags: News, China, US Navy, Liaoning


Insider Retail: Malls seek solutions for salvation, luxury goods are booming in China, and retail employees push back against being forced to return to corporate offices

It was a big week for plant-based foods. Beyond Meat Why hello there, happy Friday. For those of you who don't know me, my name is Bethany Biron, and I'm happy to announce I will be joining my colleague Shoshy Ciment to help deliver Insider Retail — our weekly round-up of everything you need to know about the world of restaurants and retail — to your inboxes. So without further ado, I present this week in the wild and wonderful world of retail. (And if you haven't already subscribed, click ...
Tags: Europe, New York, Washington, China, US, Trends, Vienna, Ubs, Starbucks, Seattle, Burger King, Gucci, Banana Republic, Reuters, Blue Bell, Chandler Ariz


Tesla Recalls Almost 30,000 Cars From China, Citing Suspension Issues

Tesla’s issues with faulty production and inconsistent quality extend outside the U.S. market: As first reported by Bloomberg, the automaker is set to recall close to 30,000 of its imported Model S and Model X cars from China, citing problems surrounding the vehicle’s suspension systems.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, China, Tesla, Bloomberg, Model S, Model X, Quality Control, Tesla Recalls Almost


New weapons the US is selling Taiwan can reach mainland China, but they're 'just a deterrent'

Crew members load an AGM-84K SLAM-ER missile on a P-8A Poseidon, April 4, 2014. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason Kofonow The $1.8 billion package includes the first meaningful offensive systems sold to Taiwan since US switched recognition to Beijing in 1979, one observer said. But Taiwan is still seen as being on the defensive against the threat posed by China's growing military. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The offensive weapons that th...
Tags: New York, Washington, China, US, Trends, Taiwan, Beijing, United States, Taipei, Donald Trump, US Navy, PLA, Agm, Kuomintang, Taiwan Strait, South China Morning Post


China’s Tencent Fixes Unified Production Strategy After Recent Stumbles

Tencent Pictures this week stepped out alongside fellow Tencent subsidiaries New Classics Media and China Literature (aka Yuewen Media) to present for the first time a joint, collaborative film and TV production strategy. Tencent Pictures and Hong Kong-listed e-book platform China Literature were both established in 2015. Production firm New Classics Media was established in […]
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, China, Global, Tencent, Edward Cheng, Tencent Pictures, New Classics Media, China Literature, Yuewen Media


Finland is the 'most sustainable' country, say expats

How 'green' is life in your work country?That's the question InterNations asked its network of expats.The United States ended 30th out of 60 countries. InterNations, the world's largest expat network, has delivered a global ranking with a twist. For the first time, it's asked its members to rate the environmental and sustainability qualities of their work countries. The best country for a sustainable life abroad: Finland. The worst: India. The U.S. lands exactly in the middle, at #30.The ranki...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Europe, Maps, UK, London, Sweden, Greece, Indonesia, Australia, France, China, Germany, Russia, Singapore, India


The best VPNs for secure and private internet access

A VPN routes your internet traffic through an encrypted tunnel to ensure your anonymity online, which is a simple yet effective security solution that can be utilized for a variety of purposes.In recent years, VPN services have become very popular and as a result, there is an ever-growing list of subscription-based VPN providers that claim to offer secure and private internet access.We have created this guide to rank the most reliable and functional commercial VPN services on the market.Express ...
Tags: Reviews, Security, Europe, Privacy, China, Germany, US, Trends, Tech, Features, Online, Computers, Netflix, Buying Guide, Romania, Vpn


China: Key Points Of The New Revision Of The Chinese Patent Law - Kangxin

On October 17, 2020, the third draft of the 4th revision of the Chinese Patent Law was approved by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and will come into force on June 1, 2021.
Tags: News, China


Apple Lobbied US Congress on Uighur Slave Labor Bills

Apple paid an outside firm to lobby Congress on legislation targeting U.S. companies that do business in areas of China that may use slave labor. From a report: Congressional disclosure reports show that Fierce Government Relations lobbied for Apple on the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act and other bills aimed at pressuring U.S. companies to ensure that their supply chains do not depend on companies that use slave labor, particularly from a region called Xinjiang where many Uighur live. Apple ...
Tags: Apple, Congress, China, Tech, Muslim, Xinjiang, Congressional


Analysis: Biden win would lift Mexico-U.S. ties but energy is 'canary in the mine'

A Joe Biden presidency would lower border tensions and raise pressure on Mexico to respect U.S. business interests as the two neighbors implement a trade deal designed to claw back jobs from China, officials and industry sources say. The Democratic former vice president on Nov. 3 aims to unseat Republican President Donald Trump, who has stirred up tensions with Mexico over trade and border security ever since he referred to Mexican migrants as rapists and drug runners at the outset of his 2015-...
Tags: News, Mexico, China, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Nov, Lopez Obrador


Elon Musk's manufacturing obsession could make Tesla into an industry — and make him a 21st century Henry Ford

Elon Musk is preoccupied with machines that build machines. Tesla Tesla just reported its fifth-consecutive profitable quarter, setting itself up for its first-ever full-year profit.  On a call with analysts and investors to discuss the Q3 results, CEO Elon Musk returned to a preoccupation with manufacturing, an area that he believes could be Tesla's greatest achievement. Musk wants Tesla to do things very differently from the rest of the car business, in order to go beyond building cars t...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Elon Musk, Texas, California, China, Germany, Berlin, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Canada, Ford, Gm, Toyota


Trump Mocked For Taking ‘Full Responsibility’ For COVID And Also None At All

President Donald Trump on Thursday gestured at possibly taking some responsibility for a failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic, before quickly retreating into a familiar blame game with China. “I take full responsibility,” Trump said, before quickly adding: “It’s not my fault it came here. It’s China’s fault.” The comment laid bare a common refrain for President Trump to blame others for his failures as a President after more than 223,000 people as of Friday morning, have died from coronavi...
Tags: News, Obama, China, United States, Donald Trump, Ezra Klein, Trump, Steve Inskeep, Greg Sargent, Al Bundy, Yamiche Alcindor, Kristen Welker, President Trump, Axios Jonathan Swan, Jessica Huseman, Coronavirus


U.S. says no justification for 'concentration camps' in China

The deputy White House national security adviser on Friday denounced China's treatment of Uighur Muslims, saying there was no justification for the country maintaining "concentration camps" within its borders. Matt Pottinger, who has been a leading figure in the development of President Donald Trump's China policy, made the remark in Mandarin in an online address to the U.K.-based Policy Exchange think tank. "There is no credible justification I can find in Chinese philosophy, religion, or mor...
Tags: News, White House, China, Donald Trump, Policy Exchange, Matt Pottinger, Pottinger


Ignorance Around Advertising Is Putting the Free Internet at Risk

Ignorance around advertising is putting the free internet at risk The Trade Desk calls for the advertising industry to educate consumers as new research reveals that four in ten have no idea that the internet is ad-funded – with many thanking internet providers, Facebook and even China for free access Consumers expect a subsidised service, […] The post Ignorance Around Advertising Is Putting the Free Internet at Risk appeared first on Ad Tech Daily.
Tags: Facebook, China, Advertising, Press Releases, Free Internet, Ad Blocking, Online Media, Ad & Media Strategies, Online Advertising Challenges, Ad Networks and Platforms, Publisher Monetization, The Trade Desk, Publisher Revenue, Internet Funding


Few lines but plenty of excitement as the iPhone 12 arrives in China

The iPhone 12 has arrived in China, and Apple fans are already lining up for it — just not necessarily at stores.
Tags: Apple, China, Cnn


Trump-Biden takeaways: Policy over petulance in final debate

By BILL BARROW and ZEKE MILLER | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden met for the second and last time on a debate stage after a previously scheduled town hall debate was scrapped after the Republican incumbent became one of the millions of Americans to contract the coronavirus. For Trump, the matchup at Tennessee’s Belmont University on Thursday was perhaps the final opportunity to change the dynamics of a race dominated, much to his chagrin, ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Texas, News, Obama, Congress, Washington, North Korea, China, Uncategorized, Sport, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Gop


What Happens After China Takes the Global Box Office Crown?

By mid-summer, Chinese cinema operators were running out of patience at the enforced shutdown that had kept movie theaters closed since late January. Some were so bold as to ask the government why their sector was being especially penalized, compared with other industries. Fast forward to the end of October, and not only are Middle […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Box Office, Coronavirus, The Eight Hundred


Google removes 3 Android apps for children, with 20M+ downloads between them, over data collection violations

When it comes to apps, Android leads the pack with nearly 3 million apps in its official Google Play store. The sheer volume also means that sometimes iffy apps slip through the cracks. Researchers at the International Digital Accountability Council (IDAC), a non-profit watchdog based out of Boston, found that a trio of popular and seemingly innocent-looking apps aimed at younger users were recently found to be violating Google’s data collection policies, potentially accessing users’ Android ...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Apps, China, Boston, Tech, Alibaba, Sdk, US Department of Justice, Unity, Palfrey, Idac, International Digital Accountability Council IDAC, Unity Umeng, Quentin Palfrey


Summary: China’s draft Personal Information Protection Law

If data controllers illegally process personal data in China or of Chinese residents elsewhere in the world, they may have to cough up CN¥50 million (~₹ 55 crore) or 5% of annual revenue in fines, according to China’s draft Personal Information Protection Law. Also, if other countries take punitive actions against China in the field of personal data protection, China will retaliate in kind. This Bill is currently being deliberated upon by the National People’s Congress (the Chinese parliament) a...
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Cayman Islands: The Cayman Islands – A Jurisdiction Of Choice For Ultra-Wealthy Chinese Families - Walkers

The Cayman Islands has long been known and trusted by Chinese nationals as a jurisdiction to establish corporate and fund vehicles for outbound business investments from China or Hong Kong.
Tags: News, China, Cayman Islands, Ultra Wealthy Chinese Families Walkers


The best Dutch ovens

Dutch ovens are built to last, and they can be used to cook a variety of foods, including pot roasts, stews, and breads.Of all the Dutch ovens available, Le Creuset's Signature Enameled Cast-Iron 5-1/2-Quart Dutch Oven is the best with its solid construction, varied color options, and sturdy handles that are easy to grip.See also: The best slow cookersCrock Pots and pressure cookers earn all the praise these days, but for centuries, people have relied on Dutch ovens as the go-to, one-pot cooking...
Tags: Reviews, Kitchen, Home, Cooking, France, China, US, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Caribbean, Le Creuset, Lodge, Staub, Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, Connie Chen