President Donald Trump falsely claimed $16 billion in farmer aid will come from China. The tariffs enacted by Mr. Trump are paid by U.S. consumers and businesses, not China, as he claimed. The $16 billion in aid will be paid by the U.S. Treasury Department, not China. In announcing $16 billion in aid for American farmers and ranchers hurt by the U.S. trade war with China, President Donald Trump sounded a familiar note -- that the Chinese will bear the costs of his administration's policies and latest show of largesse. … [Read more...] about Trump on $16 billion in farm aid: Is he right China is paying for it?
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Soon afterward, Kraft was charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution. He maintains his innocence, and his attorneys recently persuaded a judge to throw out the video surveillance on the grounds that police had overstepped. But the consequences for Yang were devastating. Orchids of Asia operated as a Tokyo Day Spa before Yang sold it off in late 2012. She claimed she had nothing to do with the current ownership, and that seems true. But once the Herald dug up that Super Bowl picture, there was no containing the lurid story. Investigative reporting, driven by local newspapers and Mother Jones, exposed her boasts, her businesses, her questionable campaign contributions. Within South Florida’s Chinese-American community, judgment was scathing. People called her “Yang Laobao” — the latter word translating as “madam,” and not in the respectful sense. A Herald reporter even tracked down her mother at a condo Yang owned in Royal Palm Beach. … [Read more...] about How to Throw a Party at Mar-a-Lago
He has empowered his Environmental Protection Agency to enforce limits on CO2 emissions for both new and, as of this June, existing sources of CO2. He has enforced bold new standards for the fuel economy of the U.S. transportation fleet. He has signaled that he is likely to reject the absurdly reckless Keystone XL-pipeline proposal for the transport of oil from carbonintensive tar sands to be taken to market through the United States on its way to China, thus effectively limiting their exploitation. And he is even now preparing to impose new limits on the release of methane pollution. … [Read more...] about The Turning Point: New Hope for the Climate
There are no technological miracles involved, nuclear power is entirely absent from the mix, and no new hydroelectric power has been added for more than two decades. Instead, he says, the key to success is rather dull but encouragingly replicable: clear decision-making, a supportive regulatory environment and a strong partnership between the public and private sector. … [Read more...] about Uruguay makes dramatic shift to nearly 95% electricity from clean energy
The database has been federated because the Aadhaar system does not know the banking system. Its data is not shared. The biometric data is not shared. Someone worried about privacy has to worry about a lot of other things. … [Read more...] about ‘Sikka is taking Infosys to the next level’