Saturday, September 24

Author: Gerald Lebrun

The United States Will Join A US Military Exercise Near India’s Disputed Border With China.
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The United States Will Join A US Military Exercise Near India’s Disputed Border With China.

The United States will hold joint military drills with India less than 100 kilometers from the disputed border with China. The military drills will take place at an altitude of 10,000 feet in Auli in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and will focus on high-altitude warfare training, according to a senior Indian Army officer with knowledge of the matter. Since a bloody clash between their soldiers in the Himalayas in June 2020 left at least 20 Indian troops and four Chinese soldiers dead, relations between India and China have been strained. Tensions have been raised further recently by China building a bridge across the Pangong Tso lake that sits along the border—a move condemned by the Indian government as an "illegal occupation." During a visit to India this year, the US Army's Pacific ...
A Growing Number Of Strippers, Actors And Others Are Seeking Protection From Unions.
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A Growing Number Of Strippers, Actors And Others Are Seeking Protection From Unions.

On any given weekend night in North Hollywood, a group of dancers in outlandish costumes hold signs urging customers to stay away from the Star Garden Topless bar. More than a dozen of the club's dancers say they've been locked out for four-plus months because they petitioned the owners to reinstate two of their fired colleagues, improve security and safety measures, and recognize their right to form a worker union. In an environment where more American workers are leveraging their own power, these strippers have tried unsuccessfully to unionize before. That is to a great extent in view of fruitful unionization endeavors at behemoths like Starbucks (SBUX), Amazon (AMZN) and Apple (AAPL), which snatched features and motivated others to send off their own — including staple laborers at a ...
A New Study Has Found That Taking Vitamin D Won’t Protect Your Bones, Despite Its Popularity.
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A New Study Has Found That Taking Vitamin D Won’t Protect Your Bones, Despite Its Popularity.

Taking a higher dose of vitamin D to protect your bones is not necessary if you are a healthy middle-aged or older adult with no existing bone disease or vitamin D deficiency, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The study found that taking 2,000 IU (international units) a day of supplemental vitamin D3 without calcium over the course of more than five years did not reduce hip, wrist or pelvic fractures when compared with taking a daily placebo. A fake treatment is a farce pill given to patients so they will accept they are seeking the genuine treatment. "This is the biggest, longest, randomized controlled preliminary on vitamin D supplementation in the US - - 25,871 people were enlisted from each of the 50 states, including 20% Black members," said concentr...
Interventions Based On Napping Habits Are Often Related To Blood Pressure And Stroke Complications.
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Interventions Based On Napping Habits Are Often Related To Blood Pressure And Stroke Complications.

Multiple study results suggest that people who commonly nap have a higher risk of high blood pressure and having a heart stroke. The study found that people who nap during the day are at an increased risk of stroke and high blood pressure compared with people who don't nap. Clinical psychologist Michael Grandner, who directs the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic at Banner-University Medical Center in Tucson and was not involved in the study, said this may be because poor sleep at night is associated with poorer health, which naps are not enough to make up for. Sleeping at least four hours at night raises high blood pressure by 20 to 30 points over people who never or rarely sleep, according to research on sleep habits published Monday in the journal Hypertension, an American Heart Ass...
China’s Mortgage Crisis Has Prompted The Largest Extension Of The Home-Ownership Application Process In Three Years.
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China’s Mortgage Crisis Has Prompted The Largest Extension Of The Home-Ownership Application Process In Three Years.

China's banking regulator is betrothed to increasing loans to fulfill developers' unfinished construction projects and increase their demand, as an increasing number of buyers stop buying houses due to growing home-value estimates. The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) reiterated Thursday that it will provide "active credit support" for property developers, so they can complete delayed or stalled projects as soon as possible. It also urged banks to issue more mortgage loans to qualified homebuyers to support demand and prop up the property market. The regulator said previous efforts to boost property lending have been working; 90 percent of mortgage loans have been issued to first-home buyers. "The current he reached for most property-related loans in 2019," s...
Bipartisan Group Of Senators Develops Strategy To Reform Election Laws In Light Of January 6 Attack.
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Bipartisan Group Of Senators Develops Strategy To Reform Election Laws In Light Of January 6 Attack.

Several bipartisan teams of senators reached a consensus that worked to prevent an illegitimate ratification procedure, which was the most significant reply to former White House chief Trump's campaign to overturn the results of the upcoming presidential race. The deal is the culmination of months of negotiation led by Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, along with an additional six Democrats and eight Republicans. The proposal unveiled Wednesday is split up into two bills. It will need 60 votes in the Senate to break any filibuster attempt, meaning that at least 10 Republicans would be needed to support any legislation. Announcement of the plan kicks off what is expected to be a challenging, months-long process to get the deal passed...
Netflix Finally Announced The Demands Of The Tufts. Now Comes The Hard Part.
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Netflix Finally Announced The Demands Of The Tufts. Now Comes The Hard Part.

Wall Street wasn't thrilled by the news about Netflix losing subscribers from April through June. But the investors didn't seem to grumble about the CNN. In fact, they were cheering. Netflix shares are up more than 6% in premarket trading on Wednesday after the company reported its latest results. Analysts say that while they were worried about Netflix's earnings, it could have been much worse. "It was a 'less bad news is good news' quarter," analysts at Bespoke Investment Group said in a note to clients. Separating it: Netflix had previously pushed assumptions as low as possible, projecting that it would lose 2 million endorsers last quarter in the wake of shedding 200,000 in the initial three months of the year. That made space for a positive shock. "We're looking at losing 1 mi...
In Brussels, the European Commission plans an initiative to reduce vehicle fuel consumption by 15 percent until next spring.
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In Brussels, the European Commission plans an initiative to reduce vehicle fuel consumption by 15 percent until next spring.

The European Commission has outlined a plan to cut gas use in Europe by 15 percent. Announcing the Save Gas for a Safe Winter  package, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stated 12 member states had either been affected by a partial or total cutoff of Russian gas supply. The European Union is seeking to diversify its energy sources as it attempts to minimize its dependence on Russian natural gas. Speaking at an emergency summit in Brussels today, German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that Europe might have to "rely on more expensive gas" if Russia does not honor its contract and resume gas deliveries through the Nord Stream pipeline by Tuesday. The EU's executive body announced plans for member states to reduce gas demand by 15% between August 2022 and March 2023. The Commiss...
This Key Is Essential For Getting The Global Economy Working Again.
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This Key Is Essential For Getting The Global Economy Working Again.

The global economy is still facing supply chain disruptions, which are contributing to high inflation. The good news is that these disruptions appear to be easing. Labor disputes involving US rail workers threaten to cloud the outlook for the global economy by creating more supply chain disruptions. The transit of goods has mostly recovered from the initial shock of the war in Ukraine, Konstantin Krebs, managing partner at Capstan Capital, an investment banking firm that works with investors in containers and container shipping, told me. He said that while it's still difficult to predict what will happen next given the unpredictable nature of global politics, he is optimistic about the future. "Containers are coming back onstream, and you can feel that," Krebs said. The Global Supply Ch...
Former National Prayer Breakfast Attendee Oath Keeper Stated That If Donald Trump Were To Be Elected Again, He Would Be Likely To Try To Start A Civil War.
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Former National Prayer Breakfast Attendee Oath Keeper Stated That If Donald Trump Were To Be Elected Again, He Would Be Likely To Try To Start A Civil War.

Former spokesperson for the Oath Keepers, an extremist group, is "exceedingly lucky" that more extreme bloodshed did not occur. Jason Van Tatenhove said that the potential for violence was "there from the start," adding that he and others are worried about the next election. He said that although tragic, some deaths during the insurrection were inevitable. "All we have to look at is the iconic images of that day with the gallows set up for Mike Pence. For the Vice President of the United States," Van Tatenhove said. As former President Trump stews about 2024 election, he is uncertain about whom he might face, but he expects that if he leaves a major office for a second time, his followers will use deception and violence to further agitate the group. “What else is he going to do if...