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China facing 'grave situation' as Wuhan virus deaths increase, Xi says

China's President Xi Jinping said the nation faces a “grave situation” as the number of deaths in the Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV outbreak jumped to 42 on Saturday. Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations also began Saturday, and fears of a pandemic have put a pall on celebrations. President Xi held a politburo meeting on Saturday on ways to fight the “accelerating” outbreak, reported Chinese state television. From Reuters on Saturday, January 25: As of 8 p.m. local time (1200 GMT) on Saturday, ...
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This Day in History: M1 Garand Becomes Greatest Battle Implement

M1 Garand The en-block clips feed directly into the top of the receiver. WASHINGTON, D. C. — -(AmmoLand.com)-  On January 26, 1945, Lieutenant General George S. Patton, Jr. uttered the famous phrase, “In my opinion, the M-1 Rifle is the greatest battle implement ever devised.” Well, actually, he didn’t say it – he wrote it. Patton's letter from January 26, 1945, with the famous “battle implement” quote. We’ve all heard Patton’s praise of the M1 Garand rifle, but few know the context in wh...
Tags: Maryland, Guns, Washington, US, Aberdeen, United States, Army, Wwii, Winchester, Nra, Campbell, Patton, Springfield Armory, Third Army, Firearm News, M1 Garand


Trump Envoy Hails Deal to Resume Serbia-Kosovo Railway Service

(BELGRADE, Serbia) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s special envoy for Serbia and Kosovo said Saturday that an agreement to resume railway service between the two Balkan rivals is important for both nations. Richard Grenell, who is the U.S. ambassador to Germany, said establishing train links became a priority after U.S. officials brokered another deal earlier this week to restore air traffic between the countries after 21 years. Grenell visited Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, and Serbia’s c...
Tags: News, Germany, Berlin, Uncategorized, Eu, European Union, United States, Nato, Serbia, Donald Trump, Kosovo, Belgrade, Trump, BELGRADE Serbia, Pristina, Onetime


Grim Scenes at Chinese Hospitals as Doctors Rush to Treat Deadly Coronavirus

As a coronavirus outbreak unfolds in China, Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping convened a meeting with top officials on Saturday to issue orders that he hopes will contain and reverse the epidemic. He called the virus’ spread a “grave situation” and called for a “blocking war” to limit the contagion’s transmission.Wuhan, where people who worked at a meat and poultry market were the first to become hosts of the coronavirus, has been hit the hardest.As of a little past midnight on Sunday, 4...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, Australia, China, Beijing, United States, Xi Jinping, World Health Organization, Cctv, State Department, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, Hubei, Carrie Lam, Hubei Province


Impressionist Figurative Paintings By Fongwei Liu

Fongwei Liu is an impressionist artist who is known for figurative paintings. He received a Bachelor of fine arts degree in 1994 from the Yunnan Fine Art Academy, China. But he did not enter this domain for a long time. He tried several other jobs until he found his passion for art. In 2007, he realized his interest in the art field and decided to continue his art study in the United States. In 2009, Fongwei received his Master’s degree from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. He was n...
Tags: Art, San Francisco, United States, Oil Painting, Academy of Art University, Impressionist Figurative Paintings, Fongwei Liu, Yunnan Fine Art Academy China, Fongwei




The cum-ex scam stole $60b from European tax authorities: it's monumentally boring, complicated, and very, very important

Cum-ex (previously) is a technical, boring financial engineering technique that lets fraudsters file multiple tax-refund claims for the same stock transactions (they called it "dividend arbitrage"); from 2006-2011, the EU's largest, most respectable banks, law firms, and investors used the scam to steal $60,000,000,000. Cum-ex is the kind of scam that the finance sector excels at: a socially useless financial engineering marvel that makes staggeringly rich people much richer, protected by a...
Tags: Post, New York, London, News, Finance, Senate, Eu, Scams, United States, New York Times, Dubai, Treasury, Banksters, Berger, Adam Smith, David Segal


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Allegedly Cursed Out a Reporter and Asked Her to Identify Ukraine on a Map

On Friday, National Public Radio (NPR) reporter Mary Louise Kelly said that after she asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about Ukraine in an interview, he allegedly become furious, cursed at her and accused her of not being able to find Ukraine on a map. Kelly — who is the host of NPR’s All Things Considered and formerly covered national security — alleged that Pompeo became upset after she asked a question in an interview that aired on Friday about former United States Ambassador to Ukra...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Uncategorized, Joe Biden, Ukraine, United States, House, Bangladesh, Npr, State Department, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, State, Kelly


You Are Now Remotely Controlled

Surveillance capitalists control the science and the scientists, the secrets and the truth.
Tags: News, Privacy, United States, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Cambridge Analytica, Surveillance of Citizens by Government


A Man Diagnosed With Wuhan Coronavirus Near Seattle Is Being Treated Largely By a Robot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNN: The first person diagnosed with the Wuhan coronavirus in the United States is being treated by a few medical workers and a robot. The robot, equipped with a stethoscope, is helping doctors take the man's vitals and communicate with him through a large screen, said Dr. George Diaz, chief of the infectious disease division at the Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington. "The nursing staff in the room move the robot around so we can se...
Tags: Cdc, Cnn, United States, Seattle, Wuhan, Diaz, George Diaz, Everett Washington, Providence Regional Medical Center


U.S. Treasury chief Mnuchin says optimistic about U.S.-UK trade deal

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he was optimistic about the chances of a trade deal between the United States and Britain this year, adding that he met Britain's finance minister on Saturday to discuss it.
Tags: UK, Money, businessNews, Britain, United States, U S Treasury, Mnuchin, Steven Mnuchin


U.S. Treasury Secretary says optimistic about U.S.-UK trade deal

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he was optimistic about the potential for a trade deal between the United States and Britain, and there was a focus on getting it done this year.
Tags: UK, Money, businessNews, Britain, United States, U S Treasury, Steven Mnuchin


Trump's dismantling of environmental regulations unwinds 50 years of protections

President Donald Trump has repeatedly vowed to "ensure" that the United States has the "cleanest air" and the "cleanest water," but his administration's efforts to slash environmental regulations has been extensive.
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Gun Control in Urinals at SHOT Show 2020?

Opinion The Brady with arrow symbol is a trademark of Brady Industries, again a completely apolitical company with no relationship to the gun control brand. IMG Dean Weingarten Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- Before billionaire Michael Bloomberg began throwing tens of millions of dollars to subvert Second Amendment rights in the United States, the primary push to subvert the Second Amendment was associated with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. It is ironic, for several years, the urinals...
Tags: Guns, Department Of Defense, Bloomberg, United States, Arizona, Las Vegas, Michael Bloomberg, Brady, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, National Council, Western United States, James Brady, Gun Rights News, Brady Campaign, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch


Pope backs Iraqi call for its sovereignty to be respected

Pope Francis met Iraq's president on Saturday and the two agreed that the country's sovereignty must be respected, following attacks on Iraqi territory this month by the United States and Iran. President Barham Salih held private talks for about 30 minutes with the pope and then met the Vatican's two top diplomats, Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin and Archbishop Paul Gallagher, its foreign minister. The talks "focused on the challenges the country currently faces and on the importanc...
Tags: News, Iraq, Iran, United States, Pope Francis, Vatican, Pope, Pietro Parolin, Paul Gallagher, Barham Salih


Do Morals Ever Matter in American Foreign Policy?

As the Middle East ferments and impeachment draws us into foreign policy, we are faced with a perennial question. Do morals matter, or are moral arguments just window dressing that presidents use to justify their personal or national interest? Skeptics say interests bake the cake; morals are just icing that presidents dribble on to make policy look pretty. As President Trump explained his reaction to the murder of Jamal Kashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul: “America First! The world ...
Tags: News, Obama, Uncategorized, America, Reagan, History, Ideas, United States, Ronald Reagan, Ford, Jimmy Carter, Middle East, Korea, Vietnam, Johnson, Harry Truman


Tyranny comes home: How the 'boomerang effect' impacts civilian life in the U.S.

Methods used in foreign intervention often resurface domestically, whether that's in the form of skills or technology.University of Tampa professor Abigail Blanco calls this the boomerang effect. It's a consequence not often thought about when we discuss foreign intervention.The three channels to consider when examining the boomerang effect include human capital in the form of skills, administrative dynamics, and physical capital in the form of tools and technology. ...
Tags: Technology, Democracy, Government, War, Surveillance, Policy, Military, United States, Foreign Policy, Innovation, Justice System, University of Tampa, Global Issues, Abigail Blanco


Los Angeles has the Largest Hotel Construction Pipeline in the United States

In the most recent Lodging Econometrics (LE) Construction Pipeline Trend report on Los Angeles, LE states that Los Angeles has a total of 168 projects/28,501 rooms in the construction pipeline, the largest pipeline of any market in the U.S. Of this total, hotels presently under construction are at 46 projects/7,064 rooms, projects scheduled to start construction in the next 12 months are at 56 projects/9,199 rooms, and those in early planning are at 66 projects/ 12,238 rooms. If all of th...
Tags: Travel, Los Angeles, United States, Los Angeles North, Largest Hotel Construction Pipeline, Los Angeles LE, Los Angeles Central Business District, Los Angeles East


Donald Trump thinks the wheel was invented by Americans

In the latest example of Trump's Used-Car-Salesman tactics of free-association to find any word that sticks with a listener just to close a deal, the Commander In Chief of the US Armed Forces said today on CNBC that the wheel was invented by an innovative American capitalist, as an example of the corporate ingenuity that must be protected at all costs. Trump seems to believe the wheel was invented in the United States: "We have to protect all of these people that came up with, originally, the...
Tags: Post, News, United States, Donald Trump, Wheels, Cnbc, Light Bulbs, Trump, Thomas Edison, Edison, US Armed Forces, Idiot Trump Can't Ever Get It Right, William Sawyer, Reinventing The Wheel


Indonesia Releases U.S. Journalist Detained Over Visa Issue

The authorities had threatened a yearslong prison sentence for Philip Jacobson, who was jailed for three days. He is likely to be deported soon, but his movements remain restricted.
Tags: News, Indonesia, Environment, United States, Freedom Of The Press, Jacobson, News and News Media, Mongabay, Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, Immigration Detention, Philip Jacobson, Philip (Journalist


Benefits of learning Japanese Language

The Japanese language is the ninth most spoken language in the world. You can find the Japanese community almost everywhere from the United States to Southeast Asia. Since English is no longer the exclusive language, people must start learning other Read more… The post Benefits of learning Japanese Language appeared first on Internet Marketing, Guest Post, B2B Marketing, Latest Technology, SEM, SEO Tips.
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Brent logs worst weekly loss in a year as China virus fears swell - Reuters

Brent logs worst weekly loss in a year as China virus fears swell - Reuters:Crude prices sank more than 2% on Friday and Brent logged its biggest weekly decline in more than a year as concerns that a coronavirus will spread farther in China, the world’s second-largest oil consumer, curbing travel and oil demand.The virus that has killed 26 people and infected more than 800 has prompted the suspension of public transport in 10 Chinese cities, while cases of infection have been found in several ot...
Tags: Travel, France, China, United States, Brent, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Priced for perfection, oil slides on fears coronavirus will hit demand: Kemp - Reuters

Priced for perfection, oil slides on fears coronavirus will hit demand: Kemp - Reuters:China’s outbreak of novel coronavirus has sent oil prices sharply lower as traders reassess whether the country will be able to generate the strong economic growth needed to rebalance the market in 2020.China and its neighbour India accounted for more than half of all incremental oil consumption between 2013 and 2018 so the economic growth of these two giant Asian economies is critical to the oil market.Both s...
Tags: Travel, China, India, United States, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Kemp Reuters


Schiff Methodically Predicts And Rebuts Likely Team Trump Arguments

Towards the end of the proceedings Friday night, lead impeachment manager Adam Schiff (D-CA) laid out predictions of what he thinks President Donald Trump’s lawyers will argue Saturday, rebutting them as he went. He broke down the process attacks, including Republican complaints about “secret” House depositions. “Those super secret depositions in which only 100 members of Congress, equivalent to the entire Senate, could participate,” he said mockingly. “That’s how exclusive they were.” He pre...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, America, Ukraine, United States, House, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Adam Schiff, Bidens, Schiff


Closing Dems’ Opening Argument, Schiff Says That Trump Is Threat To Republic

President Trump presents an unprecedented threat to the country’s Constitutional structure and would “make himself a monarch,” said lead impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) as he closed his opening argument Friday night. “That has been proved,” the House Intelligence Committee chief added. He repeated that sentence — “that has been proved” — again and again as he ran through a litany of allegations that covered the President’s campaign to extort Ukraine into bashing former Vice Presid...
Tags: News, Congress, California, Senate, America, Joe Biden, Ukraine, United States, House, Republic, House Intelligence Committee, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Adam Schiff, Bidens


CDC confirms second US Wuhan coronavirus case

A second case of Wuhan coronavirus in the United States has been identified in Chicago, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday in a press briefing.
Tags: Health, Cdc, Chicago, United States, Wuhan, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Wuhan


Trump's gutting of environmental rules is pushing us back into dark days of ignorance

No one should want the United States to return to the days of free-flowing industrial pollution, of dead waterways and poisoned birds, when science and society didn't fully understand how large-scale environmental destruction happens and how to stop it. But that is where President Trump's dismantling of key water protections is taking us, writes Peter Groffman.
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Opinion: Trump's gutting of environmental rules is pushing us back into dark days

No one should want the United States to return to the days of free-flowing industrial pollution, of dead waterways and poisoned birds, when science and society didn't fully understand how large-scale environmental destruction happens and how to stop it.
Tags: News, United States, Stories, Trump


January is Financial Wellness Month: Here Are 3 Tips To Start The Year Off Financially Strong

You're reading January is Financial Wellness Month: Here Are 3 Tips To Start The Year Off Financially Strong, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. 2020 is not only the start of a new year—it also marks a new decade full of opportunities for growth, improvement and forward momentum. One specific area in which many people could stand to improve is financial management. January is Fina...
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Canada Beats U.S. in Women’s Game at NHL All-Star Skills Competition

ST. LOUIS — Melodie Daoust and Rebecca Johnston scored to give Canada a 2-1 win over the United States in a 3-on-3 women’s game on Friday during the NHL’s all-star skills competitions. Johnston scored the lone goal of the first period just 1:20 in to give Canada a 1-0 lead. Daoust doubled the lead three minutes into the second. Hilary Knight scored to bring the U.S. within a goal in the second period but Canadian goaltender Ann-Renee Desbiens kept the Americans at bay the rest of the way, ...
Tags: Sport, Canada, United States, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Hall of Famer, Johnston, Hilary Knight, Daoust, Rebecca Johnston, Cammi Granato, Alex Carpenter, Women's Hockey, Cavallini, Ann Renee Desbiens