Harrison Jacobs, provided by Published 1:25 pm PST, Thursday, February 7, 2019 JIANGMEN, CHINA - MAY 10: A high-speed train runs through an arched noise barrier on May 10, 2018 in Jiangmen, China. According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), China's CPI (consumer price index) rose 1.8 percent year-on-year last month. (Photo by Guo Jun/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images) less JIANGMEN, CHINA - MAY 10: A high-speed train runs through an arched noise barrier on May 10, 2018 in Jiangmen, China. According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), China's CPI (consumer price index) ... more Photo: China News Service/VCG Via Getty Images Photo: China News Service/VCG Via Getty Images Image 1 of / 8 Caption Close Image 1 of 8 JIANGMEN, CHINA - MAY 10: A high-speed … [Read more...] about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez included high-speed rail in her Green New Deal. After riding China’s superfast bullet train that could go from New York to Chicago in 4.5 hours, it’s clear how far behind the US really is
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Let’s just say it: When compiling a record of the tech industry’s blunders this year, it’s tempting to zoom in on Facebook and leave it at that. The company had an annus horribilis so rich in scandal, embarrassment, and turmoil that it’s tough to keep track of them without a scorecard. Still, limiting this list to any one company—even Facebook, even this year—would leave so many unfortunate incidents uncommemorated. From history-making data leaks to bizarre little moments, a bevy of players gave us even more reasons than usual to disabuse ourselves of the notion that technology is synonymous with progress. Herewith, a month-by-month account of what went wrong in 2018. January A sensitive exploration of a tragic situation. YouTube superstar Logan Paul blithely shares a jokey video of him stumbling across a dead body in a Japanese forest known for suicides. People take offense, he apologizes, and YouTube demonetizes his videos (but later brings … [Read more...] about The 60 dumbest moments in tech 2018
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper New York | Hundreds of Complaints Flood In About New York Store Signs, but From Whom? Supported by ByKaren Zraick Dec. 11, 2018 The calls to 311 started to pick up steam about a year ago. They were complaints about an arcane New York City statute requiring special permits for businesses to hang signs or awnings larger than six square feet. The caller — or callers — was clearly targeting certain commercial strips, making complaints in batches, as on Nov. 26, when calls came in reporting 25 businesses along a two-block stretch of Eighth Avenue in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The businesses did not have a license for their signs, the complaints said. But it wasn’t just a couple of days of calls, city data shows. In Brooklyn, the hardest-hit borough, 234 calls about illegal signage were made to New York … [Read more...] about Hundreds of Complaints Flood In About New York Store Signs, but From Whom?
Vietnam’s Macroeconomic Policies-Third Quarter 2018 under scrutiny HCM City Securities Corp tops derivatives market share HCM City Securities Corporation (HSC) had the biggest market share on the derivatives market in the third quarter of 2018, according to the Ha Noi Stock Exchange. Of the 11 securities companies that are allowed to operate in the derivatives market, HSC held a 25.35 per cent market share. HSC was followed by VNDirect Securities JSC (23.98 per cent), MB Securities JSC (15.88 per cent) and Saigon Securities Inc (15.40 per cent). Other securities firms with less than 10 per cent market share included VPBank Securities JSC (9.87 per cent), BIDV Securities JSC (4.65 per cent) and Viet Capital Securities Co (2.84 per cent). The three new securities companies whose operation on the derivatives market had been accepted earlier by the HNX were Viet Dragon Securities JSC, KIS Vietnam Securities Co and Vietcombank Securities Co Ltd. Those three … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 16/10
VIB buys back all bad debt from VAMC Vietnam International Bank (VIB) announced last week that it has repurchased more than VND1.46 trillion (US$64.2 million) worth of debt from the Viet Nam Asset Management Company (VAMC). With this move, VIB was recognised by the State Bank of Viet Nam and VAMC as one of four banks which required all bad debts that they sold to VAMC. Three others are Vietcombank, Techcombank and MBBank. Earlier in July, VIB released its financial report in the first half of 2018 with a profit of over VND1.15 trillion ($51 million), triple that of the same period last year, or equivalent to 57 per cent of the yearly target. During the period, the banks’ net revenue reached VND2.7 trillion, up 56 per cent year-on-year, while its lending saw a yearly rise of 9 per cent to VND91.7 trillion. From January to July, VIB’s Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) was maintained at 12.5 per cent while the cost-income ratio (CIR) stood at 49 per cent, … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 8/8