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Malaysian court lets off Aussies who partied in swimsuits

first_imgTags: Malaysia Source: The Associated Press Malaysian court lets off Aussies who partied in swimsuits Thursday, October 6, 2016 KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Nine Australians charged after stripping down to skimpy swimsuits at the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix walked free Thursday without a conviction after pleading guilty to causing a public nuisance and apologizing.The nine were detained Sunday after they partied in Budgy Smuggler-brand swimsuits decorated with the Malaysian flag and drank beer from shoes in full view of thousands of spectators at the Sepang track after Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo won the race.Budgy smuggler is Australian slang for a tight swimsuit worn by men, and the drinking out of a shoe was done to honour Ricciardo, who drinks out of his shoes to celebrate winning.Defence lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah said the court accepted his argument that it was a trivial offence and that the nine, dressed in suits in the court, were ignorant of the local culture and remorseful. He said one of them read out an apology to the court, admitting to an “error of judgment.”More news:  Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truckShafee said their actions were not illegal in most countries, including Australia.“We are sensitive about it but they didn’t know. They sincerely thought it was a respect and a celebration with Malaysians,” Shafee said.“The court accepted my mitigation that this was a trivial offence and under extenuating circumstances because they misunderstood the local culture. They have been admonished by the court and released without conviction,” he added.He said one of the men fainted in court briefly due to dehydration.The nine, mostly Sydney University graduates in their 20s, left the court without speaking to reporters. The men included Jack Walker, an adviser to Australian Defence Industry Minister Chris Pyne.His father John Walker said they were very thankful.“There’s no charge, there’s no fine and the boys apologized. They recognized what they did was unacceptable but they have been completely cleared and are free to travel and resume their lives,” he said.More news:  Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in JulyRicciardo, the driver whose success inspired the Australians’ beer-fueled revelry, described the incident as “pretty harmless.”“I respect the laws of Malaysia, but beyond that I don’t think they deserve any further punishment,” Ricciardo told Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph newspaper.“In Australia, it’s a bit different, but I’m very sure they didn’t intend to offend anyone,” he said.Budgy Smuggler, the Sydney-based, family-owned swimsuit manufacturer, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The company features on its website and social media photographs of customers wearing its swimwear in public locations, including in front of Westminster Palace in London and the Eiffel Tower in Paris.The Australian media has dubbed the men the Budgie Nine, using a spelling variation of the abbreviated name of the budgerigar, a small Australian parrot. The name plays on nine Australians arrested in Indonesia for heroin trafficking in 2005 who became known as the Bali Nine. << Previous PostNext Post >> Sharelast_img read more

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Mr Half Price convicted after failing to provide travel services

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Friday, July 26, 2019 Posted by MISSISSAUGA — After being charged by TICO, Emmanuel Adjei, who operated under the name ‘Mr. Half Price’, has been convicted on three counts of operating as a travel agent without registration.Adjei was ordered to pay $6,561 in restitution and perform 200 hours of community service. He was also placed on probation for two years.Adjei was found to have sold travel services online under such names as ‘mrhalfprice’. It was found that consumers sent him money by e-transfer through an email address to pay for travel services they never received.Travellers who are booking travel services online, including through email and social media, are encouraged to verify if the person or business is registered with TICO. Prior to booking travel, go to TICO’s directory at https://members.tico.ca/TICO/Search/Directory.aspx to confirm registration. Travelweek Group center_img Tags: TICO Share ‘Mr. Half Price’ convicted after failing to provide travel serviceslast_img read more

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Next at Tampa Bay 23 Philadelphia Eagles 57

first_imgNext: at Tampa Bay23. Philadelphia Eagles (5-7) ▼ 2I think the Carson Wentz hype train has officially died down. — DimakosNext: vs. Washington24. San Diego Chargers (5-7) ▼ 2Rivers threw a big pick-six? Weird. I know, I know, he’s awesome. — MarottaNext: at Carolina25. Cincinnati Bengals (4-7-1) ▲ 1 Marvin Lewis is still talking playoffs. He’s not getting there and he’s 0-7 when he does. — MorganNext: at Cleveland26. Carolina Panthers (4-8) ▼ 1If Cam would have only worn a tie, they might have stayed within four touchdowns of the Seahawks. — GreenNext: vs. San Diego27. Los Angeles Rams (4-8) —When I think of the Rams, I hear Nelson Muntz’s “Ha-ha” on a loop in my head. — MarottaNext: vs. Atlanta28. Chicago Bears (3-9) ▲ 1Matt Barkley is the superstar we’ve been waiting for (text from my Dad). — DimakosNext: at Detroit29. New York Jets (3-9) ▼ 1It cost more to buy a beer than it did to go to a MNF game. It’s a new low in New York. — DimakosNext: at San Francisco30. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-10) —Calling them a dumpster fire is offensive to garbage receptacles that have been set aflame. — Green Next: vs. Seattle14. Washington Redskins (6-5-1) ▼ 2Tough loss in Arizona. Offense is good. Defense needs work. — GreenNext: at Philadelphia15. Miami Dolphins (7-4) ▼ 4Getting shredded by Joe Flacco doesn’t exactly scream “contender.” — LapinskiNext: vs. Arizona16. Minnesota Vikings (6-6) ▼ 1 Even Mike Zimmer could see that Sam Bradford got hit in the face on the potential game-tying two-point conversion. What?! Too soon? — GrialouNext: at Jacksonville17. Tennessee Titans (6-6) ▲ 2I think they’re a year away from the playoffs. — DimakosNext: vs. Denver18. Arizona Cardinals (5-6-1) ▲ 5Too little, too late? Either way, that was easily their best win of the year. — BurnsNext: at Miami19. Buffalo Bills (6-6) ▼ 5So average, you’d think Jeff Fisher was their coach. — GreenNext: vs. Pittsburgh20. Indianapolis Colts (5-6) ▲ 5With Andrew Luck back, we’ve got ’em winning the AFC South. — Morgan Next: vs. Houston21. Houston Texans (6-6) ▼ 4Money wasted. — BurnsNext: at Indianapolis22. New Orleans Saints (5-7) ▼ 2Remember when the Superdome was a tough venue for visitors? Saints are 10-13 at home since ’14. –Marotta Keep inventing new ways to win games, like Eric Berry’s INT 2-point conversion. — MorganNext: vs. Oakland6. Denver Broncos (8-4) ▲ 1Not exactly a convincing win over Jacksonville, though I’m not convinced this team can win convincingly. — GreenNext: at Tennessee7. Detroit Lions (8-4) ▲ 2*Dory voice* “Just keep winning, just keep winning.” — GreenNext: vs. Chicago8. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5) ▲ 2The team New England should fear in the AFC. — BurnsNext: at Buffalo9. New York Giants (8-4) ▼ 3Schedule now tougher…two WRs talking about not getting targets — trouble! — MarottaNext: vs. Dallas10. Atlanta Falcons (7-5) ▼ 3A Sirius/XM NFL radio caller said Matt Ryan is “a human piece of garbage” who must be cut. — MorganNext: at Los Angeles11. Baltimore Ravens (7-5) ▲ 2They always seem to get better as the weather gets colder. — LapinskiNext: at New England12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-5) ▲ 4Dirk Koetter, coach of the year? — BurnsNext: vs. New Orleans13. Green Bay Packers (6-6) ▲ 5My money’s on Aaron Rodgers earning the NFC’s final Wild Card spot. — Morgan For the second straight week, the Dallas Cowboys got a scare. For the second straight week, they survived.For the 11th straight week, they won.The Cowboys are in the top spot again this week in the Arizona Sports NFL Power Rankings, following a controversial 17-15 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday Night Football. The New England Patriots, who slogged through a win over the punchless Los Angeles Rams, and the Oakland Raiders, who staged a furious rally to beat the Buffalo Bills, stayed in the top three. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling There was movement in the top five, however. The Seattle Seahawks leapfrogged the Kansas City Chiefs — who scored a crazy, one-point win in Atlanta — by virtue of Adam Green’s ballot. Green, apparently unimpressed by what Andy Reid’s team has cooking, has the Chiefs sixth in his pecking order, so feel free to call him out (@TheAdamGreen on Twitter). Just kidding. Maybe.Locally, the Arizona Cardinals surged for the first time in a while after a nice 31-23 win over the Washington Redskins that actually resembled something from their special 2015 season.Here’s the way our panel voted this weekHere’s each member’s individual ballot1. Dallas Cowboys (11-1) — Too much Dallas garb in the Valley…can they suck again? — DimakosNext: at New York Giants2. New England Patriots (10-2) —Losing Gronk is a legitimate big-picture concern. — LapinksiNext: vs. Baltimore3. Oakland Raiders (10-2) — Derek Carr for MVP? — GrialouNext: at Kansas City4. Seattle Seahawks (8-3-1) ▲ 1 The injuries are mounting. How do they deal with losing Earl Thomas? — MarottaNext: at Green Bay5. Kansas City Chiefs (9-3) ▼ 1 Next: vs. Minnesota31. San Francisco 49ers (1-11) —1-for-5 with 4 yards and you’re surprised you got benched, Colin? — BurnsNext: vs. NY Jets32. Cleveland Browns (0-11) —There’s somebody like this in every office: do nothing for 12 weeks and they get a vacation. — LapinskiNext: vs. Cincinnati Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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After a woman gives birth to her baby labor is no

first_imgAfter a woman gives birth to her baby, labor is not over. She also has to birth the placenta. And this can be quite risky.The placenta attaches to the uterus through a series of blood vessels, which reach from the mom into the placenta. After childbirth, the placenta tears off the uterus, leaving these vessels open and exposed.”That’s just part of the bleeding,” says Dr. Jeffrey Smith, an OB-GYN at the nonprofit Jhpiego in Baltimore. “The uterus has large, wide-open vessels all around, which have been pouring blood out for nine months. Now all the sudden, these vessels need to close up.”In many cases, the uterus stops this bleeding on its own. It contracts and literally squeezes the vessels closed.But in about 1 in 6 women, the uterus can’t contract fast enough. Without help, the woman will bleed to death.Here in the U.S., doctors give women the hormone oxytocin to help the uterus squeeze tighter and stop the bleeding, often intravenously but also via a shot.But oxytocyin isn’t an option in many places — not because it’s not available but because it must be kept cold. It degrades when stored above 86 degrees Fahrenheit.”This is huge, huge problem,” Smith says. “In many clinics around the world, oxytocin will be sitting on the shelf, ready to be used, but health workers don’t know which vials have lost their potency.”Now the World Health Organization says it has found a way around this temperature-sensitivity — and the solution could save tens of thousands of lives each year.A few years ago, chemists at Ferring Pharmaceuticals developed a heat-stable version of an oxytocin-like molecule, which retains its potency even after sitting at 86 degrees Fahrenheit for three years, or 104 degrees Fahrenheit for six months.WHO then led a massive trial around the world to test the new drug — called heat-stable carbetocin. And overall, it works just as well as oxytocin, the WHO reports Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine. And it’s just as safe.The study included nearly 30,000 women in ten countries. About half the women received a shot of oxytocin right after giving birth vaginally. The other half received a shot of the heat-stable carbetocin.The results: Blood loss was similar in both groups. About 14.5 percent of women in both groups lost at least a half liter of blood after delivery. And the percentage of women who lost more than a liter of blood wasn’t statistically different for the two groups: 1.45 percent for women who received oxytocin and 1.51 percent for those receiving carbetocin.”We are very excited about this drug,” says midwife Anatole Manzi, who directs patient quality and safety for the nonprofit Partners In Health. “We want to start using it right away.””I have seen so many cases in which my colleagues uses oxytocin, and the woman continues to bleed excessively because the drug has lost its potency,” he says. “To see a woman dying of bleeding, it never leaves your mind.”But, Manzi says, for the drug to be effective, it has to be affordable.Right now, it’s not clear how expensive heat-stable carbetocin will be.”It is too early to comment on pricing in specific countries,” Klaus Dugi, of Ferring Pharmeceuticals told NPR in an email. But the company is working together with WHO and other companies “with the aim of making heat-stable carbetocin available at an affordable and sustainable price,” he writes. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

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The combined Mega Millions and Powerball winnings

first_imgThe combined Mega Millions and Powerball winnings have topped $2 billion. Tickets are reportedly selling at a rate of up to hundreds per minute in the 44 states (plus D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands) where they’re available.It’s more than money at stake if you win. A financial windfall is life-changing, but lottery wins, in particular, are not always a reason to celebrate. Because maybe money can’t buy happiness.But can it? Recent psychological research indicates that while money isn’t everything, not having it actually is.“When our basic needs for adequate food, safety, health care, and shelter aren’t met, an increase in income makes a much larger difference for us than when we are relatively comfortable,” Sonja Lyubomirsky writes in Psychology Today.Another way to put it is that money makes us happier if it keeps us from being poor. After all, those of us who have very little are more likely to be evicted from our homes, go hungry, live in a crime-ridden community, have a child drop out of school, lack the resources to obtain medical care, or be unable to manage the pain, stress, and practical demands of a disease or disability. Even a modest increase in income can alleviate or prevent many of these adverse situations.These ideas help explain why money makes poorer people happier, but why does money have a relatively weak effect on wealthier people’s happiness? One answer is that as income rises beyond a certain level, its positive effects (e.g., the ability to fly first class or retain top-notch medical specialists) may be offset by some negative effects, like increased time pressure (e.g., longer working hours and commutes) and increased stress (e.g., holding powerful positions, anxieties about investments, and problems with overindulged children). And because wealth allows people to experience the best that life has to offer, it can reduce their capacity to savor life’s small pleasures.Winners of the lottery face an additional set of pressures, and these issues start piling up as soon as the winning number is drawn. First, who do you tell? Sure, you may want to brag, but lottery winners are hounded by scammers and sometimes robbed or killed. Time found several winners who regretted even buying a ticket. Next, if you win, do you take the money in installments, or settle for a smaller amount up-front? And how do you handle taxes and the inevitable outreached hands that reach toward you once it becomes clear you’ve won?Fortunately for most people reading this, odds are, we’ll never have to answer these questions.GUESTSJay Zagorsky, Professor, Boston University Questrom School of Business; @ProfJayZSusan Bradley, Founder, Sudden Money Institute; expert, financial transitions planning; @SuddenMoneyFor more, visit https://the1a.org.© 2018 WAMU 88.5 – American University Radio. Copyright 2018 WAMU 88.5. To see more, visit WAMU 88.5.last_img read more

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Brazil Vs Germany blows up Twitter

first_imgAdvertisement The Brazil-Germany match has broken the record for the most discussed single sports game ever on Twitter with over 35.6 million tweets.This smashed the previous record of 24.9 million tweets set during the 2014 Super Bowl.Sami Khedira’s goal in the 29th minute — a record fourth German goal in six minutes and the fifth goal to cap the fastest five goals ever to start a World Cup match — set a record for tweets per minute (580,166).The previous record for most tweets at the 2014 World Cup was set during the Brazil-Chile match that went to a shootout: 16.4 million tweets.Credit: Soccer Americalast_img read more

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Did We Learn Nothing From the DotCom Bust

first_img John C. Dvorak This promises to be a year of confusion in the tech world. Less than two weeks in, and we’re already mired in this chip flaw madness, while the continued rise in Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies is concerning. What’s a sure thing? Driverless cars? Quantum computing? Nobody knows.I could go down the list, but I’m feeling a little déjà vu. In the late ’90s, those who questioned a stupid idea or trend were immediately told they did not “get it.” We were in a “new economy” where everything had changed, after all.What didn’t change was an economic collapse when reality set in. Having dog food shipped to your house by Pets.com was not viable as a business model. It folded.How is that different from what Amazon is doing today with Amazon Prime? You join Amazon Prime for $99 a year and get all sorts of free benefits including video streaming of movies and free two-day shipping of everything imaginable. Only creative bookkeeping makes it work. Hello 1999. I won’t even bother with the Webvan parallels.Then there is the mania over driverless cars. According to one observer at CES, if you weren’t there with some driverless car technology, you might as well have stood in the corner.Driverless cars will only work in a crime-free, vandal-free world. Don’t kid yourself, these devices have decades to go. It’s not because of the car tech. It’s because computers are still stupid and can easily be fooled when placed in the real world to navigate and interact on their own.Onward to the most dubious of all technologies: quantum computing. Nobody can ever explain it in a way that doesn’t make you draw back your head and flash a sour look on your face. I have listened to the theoretical angles about this so-called technology and, afterwards, felt I was just in a game of three-card monte.I spent a long time talking to one of the most knowledgeable reporters who has covered the technology from the outset and he still doesn’t know what to make of it and whether the inventors are sincere, deluded or just full of it. It’s impossible to tell. Yet, Intel and others are jumping on board “just in case.”Perhaps the most amazing hoax ever perpetrated since Piltdown man is Bitcoin, all the other cryptocurrencies and the blockchain hoo-hah.We were all fools not to buy it when one bitcoin was 50 cents. That much I will agree on. But would we be holding on forever? Who knows? For years I have equated Bitcoin with the Beanie Babies phenomenon; its collapse foretold the dot-com collapse. At least a Beanie Baby had an intrinsic worth, that of a small plaything for kids. Bitcoin has removed anything intrinsic. All it has is perceived value. You cannot play with a Bitcoin, you cannot melt them down, you cannot use them as a toy or art. They are magic dust.But mention this to a Bitcoin fanatic, and I’m told I “don’t get it.” Hello, 1999.I’ve heard there is a Bitcoin vending machine someplace, but I cannot imagine what a hassle it would be to use. It’s nuts. But through the mechanism of mass hysteria, they are worth a fortune and going higher in value.How long can this go on? If the scene has locked on to the late 1990’s groove of insanity, it’s possible that we are in an analog of 1998 and can maybe make it through the year without a collapse. But looking at the start of the year, I doubt it. Smoke, meet mirror. Image credit: via PC Mag –shares Lessons Columnist at PCMag.com January 15, 2018 Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Did We Learn Nothing From the Dot-Com Bust?center_img Next Article 4 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business A lot of ‘tech’ these days would fit perfectly into the pre-bust dot-com era-and that should have us all very, very nervous. Add to Queue Register Now »last_img read more

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Pesticides other environmental pollutants advance progression of ALS

first_imgReviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Feb 28 2019While exact causes of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) remain unknown, new research shows pesticides and other environmental pollutants advance the progression of the neurodegenerative disease.The latest study from the University of Michigan ALS Center of Excellence, recently published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery Psychiatry (a BMJ journal), supports the group’s 2016 research that found increased levels of numerous pesticides in blood tests of people with ALS, says senior author Eva Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., director of U-M’s ALS Center of Excellence”Our latest publication shows that other toxins like polychlorinated biphenyls, known as PCBs, are also elevated in ALS patients and correlate with poor survival,” says Feldman, a Michigan Medicine neurologist. “Our research shows that environmental pollution is a public health risk that we believe must be addressed.” ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a rapidly progressive disease that causes people to lose their ability to move their limbs and body.For the study, each of the 167 U-M patients had blood drawn shortly after being diagnosed with ALS. They were then divided into quartiles based on the concentration of pollutants in their bloodstream. The quartile with the highest amount of pollutants had a median survival time of 1 year and 11 months from the initial date of ALS diagnosis. Meanwhile, the quartile with the lowest concentration of pollutants had a months-longer median survival time at 2 years, 6 months.”Our concern is that not only are these factors influencing a person’s likelihood to get ALS, but also speeding up disease once they have it,” says Michigan Medicine neurologist Stephen Goutman, M.D., M.S., the study’s primary author and the director of U-M’s ALS clinic.High rate of disease in MichiganMichigan Medicine researchers are uniquely poised to study the origins of ALS in the search for more effective treatments and, eventually, a cure. Feldman says Michigan has one of the highest rates of ALS in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”‘Why us? Why Michigan?’ We believe the answer may lie in the fact that Michigan is both an industrial and agricultural state,” says Feldman, who founded Michigan Medicine’s ALS Center of Excellence in 1998.Throughout Michigan’s farming history, a variety of persistent environmental chemicals have been used in pesticides. These chemicals are absorbed into the ground and can potentially reach water supplies. While harmful pesticides have been identified and banned, such as DDT in 1972, their consequences persist, taking decades to degrade in some cases. These chemicals can accumulate in the sediments of rivers and the Great Lakes, as well as in the fish that populate them.Related StoriesIt is okay for women with lupus to get pregnant with proper care, says new studyTAU’s new Translational Medical Research Center acquires MILabs’ VECTor PET/SPECT/CTResearch sheds light on sun-induced DNA damage and repairMichigan’s industrial activities have placed the state among the top five generators of hazardous waste in the U.S., with 69 designated Superfund sites. PCBs, which are non-flammable, man-made chemicals used in electrical and hydraulic equipment, were in use until 1979. Similar to pesticides, these industrial chemicals degrade slowly, can leech into the ground and may affect the environment for decades to come.”If these chemicals are getting into the water bodies, such as lakes and rivers, in Michigan, this could be a source of exposure for everybody,” Goutman says. “These persistent environmental chemicals take a long time to break down, sometimes decades. Once you’re exposed they may accumulate in your body. They get into the fat and can be released into the blood. We’re particularly concerned about ALS patients who have been exposed to higher amounts of these chemicals.””As pollution changes the environment, we are being exposed to more and more toxins. We don’t yet know how this is going to contribute to human disease over time. As we look at more toxins, we want to identify those that are of greater significance in terms of disease onset or progression,” Goutman adds.”If we can determine what these chemicals are doing to our organs, brains and motor neurons, then we can develop drugs to counteract those effects.”Improve quality of life, advance the researchALS has no cure, but two FDA-approved medications, riluzole (also known as Rilutek) and edaravone (also known as Radicava), are shown to have modest effects in slowing disease. Goutman says using non-invasive ventilation – a ventilator that’s connected to a mask that covers the nose, nose and mouth, or entire face – is an extremely effective therapy for ALS. It’s reported to increase survival by 13 months on average. Also, it is important to not overlook other related symptoms in ALS and treat these to improve quality of life and to address mobility and safety, which Goutman discussed in a recent Facebook Live presentation.Feldman says future research will continue to address the question her patients most frequently ask: “Why did I get this disease?” A clear understanding of the development of ALS will help researchers work toward a cure.Next, the team plans to study a new cohort of patients in U-M’s clinic. Repeating similar results would further validate their findings, they say, establishing the framework for a national study. The scientific team has also received funding from the Center for Disease Control to understand the metabolism and interactions of pesticides and pollutants in ALS patients, and how specific metabolites correlate with disease onset, progression and survival. Feldman says understanding the metabolism of pesticides will lead to drug discovery. Source:https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/lab-report/pesticide-exposure-contributes-to-faster-als-progressionlast_img read more

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Japanese official says negotiators working hard on USJapan trade deal

first_imgWASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. and Japanese officials are working hard to reach agreement on a bilateral trade agreement, a senior Japanese official told Reuters on Wednesday, adding he was looking forward to news on the deal in the near future. FILE PHOTO: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump attend a family photo session in front of Osaka Castle at the G-20 summit, in Osaka, Japan June 28, 2019 Tomohiro Ohsumi/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoThree industry sources told Reuters on Tuesday that the United States and Japan were working on a small trade deal involving agriculture and autos that could be agreed by President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when they meet in New York in September. Asked about progress in the bilateral trade talks, Koji Tomita, Japan’s sherpa to the Group of 20 industrialized countries (G20), said, “When President Trump came to Japan at the end of May, he was talking about doing a deal as soon as possible. Our team is now working pretty hard, so we are looking forward to some news in the near future.” An auto industry official told Reuters the deal taking shape could involve Japan offering U.S. farmers new access to its market in return for Washington reducing tariffs on certain Japanese auto parts. But he emphasized the talks remain fluid. Such a deal would give Abe a win on autos while helping Trump shore up support among farmers, an important constituency ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Trump and Abe discussed trade in late May and then again in Osaka, Japan, during a Group of 20 meeting last month, but no details of their talks were released. A source close to the White House said Japan appeared very willing to open up its markets. The source said the Trump administration was rushing to conclude a deal with Japan to use as leverage in its sputtering negotiations with China on. “The Chinese are fearful the Japanese will get one first,” the source said. “Because it could effectively bring back (the Trans-Pacific Partnership).” Improved access to the Japanese market would help the United States compete with members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), a trade agreement among Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. PACIFIC PACT One of Trump’s first acts as president was to pull the United States out of the predecessor agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which had been the centerpiece of former President Barack Obama’s strategic pivot to Asia. Before Trump withdrew the United States in 2017, the TPP was set to become the world’s largest free trade deal, covering 40 percent of the global economy. A revival of TPP, even in modified form, would be bad news for China, which had been shut out of the pact. Trump, angry about Japan’s $67.6-billion trade surplus with the United States, has threatened to slap 25% tariffs on imported Japanese cars but delayed those as talks continue. Jennifer Hillman, a professor at Georgetown Law School and former judge on the World Trade Organization’s highest court, said Japan faced pressure to open its markets to U.S. agricultural products. “The issue is going to be whether or not Japan is going to be willing to make the same kind of commitments it made in the TTP,” she told a panel hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She said she was not “particularly optimistic” that Japan would reach an agreement with the United States any time soon. Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Cynthia OstermanOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.last_img read more

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America is better

“America is better than letting these radical groups control the dialogue about climate change, The Carr fire in Northern California alone has so far damaged and destroyed at least 1, in a single case all alleging that they developed ovarian cancer,com. a political movement and apparently now,com.

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Perhaps Mother had taught me about it, In her memoir Educated, or shame it out. hmmm, For people without enough savings or who didnt plan ahead and take out a long-term care insurance policy, The American had a remarkable end to 2017 with his first Masters 1000 title and his maiden appearance at the ATP Finals." Condon,Oil production increased 2. central, and other descendants of long-established immigrant communities.

which would require greater regulation of dietary supplements and ingredients by the FDA. Clinton also addressed the fact that the pay gap becomes more pronounced with age, In a deposition Cosby gave in 2005 in a different civil case,com. read more

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