June 19, 2019

IDB changes location of annual meeting from China over Venezuela

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By Melanius Alphonse from Caribbean News Now WASHINGTON, USA — China, in a show of support of President Nicolás Maduro as head of state, has refused to grant Juan Guaidó a diplomatic visa to China. The move comes ahead of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) annual meetings that will no longer convene in China and […]

54 shocking sleep statistics and trends for 2019

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From The Sleep Advisor see: https://www.sleepadvisor.org/sleep-statistics/ One sleepless night, nothing to worry about, they said. This is what many Americans and people around the world say right before they are in a car crash or make a fatal mistake at work. We all know that sleep is necessary for our physical and mental health, but […]

Swiss hospitality school to help educate Caribbean professionals

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Les Roches Global Hospitality Education partners with the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation to provide scholarships  MIAMI (March 28, 2019) – A prestigious Swiss hospitality school will provide partial scholarships for Caribbean nationals seeking undergraduate degrees at the elite tertiary institution.  This follows the inking of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Caribbean […]

Italy becomes first Western European nation to sign up for China’s belt and road plan

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By Kinling Lo From South China Morning Post talian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Chinese President Xi Jinping witness signing of memorandum of understanding in Rome Among other pacts are management deals for the ports of Trieste and Genoa Although full details of the contracts were not given, a government source told Reuters the deals […]

China official says West using Christianity to ‘subvert’ power

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From Newsmax Western forces are trying to use Christianity to influence China’s society and even “subvert” the government, a senior official said, warning that Chinese Christians needed to follow a Chinese model of the religion. China’s constitution guarantees religious freedom, but since President Xi Jinping took office six years ago, the government has tightened restrictions […]

Tariff war cost US companies and consumers US$4.4 billion a month in 2018, report says

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By Zhenhua Lu from South China Morning Post Economists find those who were exposed to the duties overseas ‘paid none of the bill’ – which was passed on to American importers and consumers They say the US economy has been damaged by the dispute that has seen tariffs applied on about US$283 billion of imports […]

Nanotechnology could give humans infrared vision

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By Zoe Papadakis From Newsmax Nanotechnology may soon give humans infrared vision, according to a new study that successfully achieved this with mice. This could open up a new door in human infrared technologies with applications extending to security and military operations, scientists from the University of Science and Technology of China said. The study, published this […]

US Senate Report: China-funded institutes threaten academic freedom

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By Solange Reyner From Newsmax Chinese-funded institutes on more than 100 U.S. college campuses are a threat to academic freedom and should be shut down, Senate investigators warn in a new bipartisan report, per NBC News.   Confucius Institutes “depict China as approachable and compassionate; rarely are events critical or controversial,” according to a report from the […]

Chinese FM urges closer ties with Caribbean countries

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From Xinhua BEIJING, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) — Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi called for closer ties with Caribbean countries on Thursday. Wang made the remarks when meeting with representatives from Caribbean countries that have diplomatic ties with China. Wang said China and the Caribbean countries had fostered a paradigm of relations of […]

How elite investors use artificial intelligence and machine learning to gain an edge

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By Matt Egan, CNN Business From Erie News Now Artificial intelligence and machine learning might sound like the stuff of sci-fi movies. But hedge funds, major banks and private equity firms are already deploying next-generation technologies to gain an edge. Citigroup uses machine learning to make portfolio recommendations to clients. High-frequency trading firms rely on […]