China warns UK: ‘Dumping’ Huawei will cost you

first_img“Now I would even say this is not only disappointing – this is disheartening,” Chinese Ambassador Liu Xiaoming told the Centre for European Reform, adding that Britain had “simply dumped this company”.”The way you are treating Huawei is being followed very closely by other Chinese businesses, and it will be very difficult for other businesses to have the confidence to have more investment,” he said.As Britain prepares to cast off from the European Union, fears over the security of Huawei have forced New York-born Johnson to take sides in the rivalry between the United States and China.In Beijing, the foreign ministry cast Britain as “a relatively small place” that was becoming subservient of the United States. “Does the UK want to maintain its independent status or be reduced to being a vassal of the United States, be the US’s cats paw?” Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said. “The safety of Chinese investment in the UK is being greatly threatened.”Chinese moneyBritain has become increasingly reliant on Chinese imports. Some 9% of all goods imported into Britain in 2018 – worth 43 billion pounds ($54 billion) – came from China, double the proportion from 15 years earlier.But British companies have also invested increasingly in China. Between 2013 and 2018, they more than doubled their investment position in the world’s No.2 economy to 16 billion pounds, according to official British data.By contrast, Chinese investment in British companies stood at 1.8 billion pounds in 2018 – far below that of the United States, which is the biggest single foreign investor in Britain.Trump identifies China as the United States’ main geopolitical rival, and has accused the Communist Party-ruled state of taking advantage over trade and not telling the truth over the novel coronavirus outbreak, which he calls the “China plague”.Washington and its allies say Huawei technology could be used to spy for China. Huawei has denied this.”We convinced many countries, many countries – I did this myself for the most part – not to use Huawei, because we think it’s an unsafe security risk, it’s a big security risk,” Trump told reporters in the White House Rose Garden on Tuesday.”I talked many countries out of using it: if they want to do business with us, they can’t use it. Just today, I believe that UK announced that they’re not going to be using it.”Britain has said that its ban on Huawei is motivated by its own security concerns and by worries that supplies of Huawei gear could be interrupted by US sanctions.It denied that Trump alone was responsible for the Huawei ban. Asked about the comments, British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “Well, we all know Donald Trump, don’t we.” Topics : China warned British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday that his decision to ban Huawei from the 5G network would cost Britain dearly in investment, casting the move as the result of politicized pressure from US President Donald Trump.Hours after Johnson ordered Huawei equipment to be purged from the nascent 5G network by the end of 2027, Trump claimed credit for the decision and said that if countries wanted to do business with the United States they should block Huawei.But China, whose $15 trillion economy is five times the size of Britain’s, warned the decision would hurt investment as Chinese companies had watched as London “dumped” the national telecoms champion.last_img read more

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Gobernador Wolf: El Centro de Comando de Opioides presenta un plan estratégico, una hoja de ruta para combatir la epidemia

first_imgGobernador Wolf: El Centro de Comando de Opioides presenta un plan estratégico, una hoja de ruta para combatir la epidemia SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Español,  Press Release,  Substance Use Disorder Han pasado más de dos años desde que el Gobernador Tom Wolf firmó la primera declaración de desastre por 90 días para empoderar a los organismos y los socios estatales en su lucha colectiva contra la epidemia de opioides. Desde esa fecha, la declaración se ha renovado 10 veces. La más reciente fue el 22 de mayo. Si no fuera por las iniciativas centradas y dedicadas de los miembros del Centro de Comando de Opioides del Gobernador Wolf, creado mediante la declaración de desastre, la reciente pandemia podría haber paralizado los esfuerzos para combatir la crisis de opioides. Sin embargo hoy, el Centro de Comando de Opioides presentó su plan estratégico que destaca los logros actuales y proporciona una hoja de ruta para el trabajo constante destinado a ayudar a las personas con trastorno por consumo de sustancias tóxicas.“Al aprovechar las diversas fortalezas y habilidades que se reúnen a través del Centro de Comando de Opioides, hemos podido dar grandes pasos para salvar vidas y reducir los resultados negativos para quienes sufren de un trastorno por consumo de sustancias tóxicas”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Agradezco profundamente a todos los que participan de estos esfuerzos cruciales”.Este plan estratégico tiene por objeto continuar los logros del Centro de Comando de Opioides, así como implementar nuevas políticas para eliminar los obstáculos y desarrollar iniciativas adicionales tendientes a abordar la necesidad siempre cambiante de apoyo y recursos. Se consultó a las partes interesadas durante todo el proceso de desarrollo del plan para comprender los retos únicos que enfrentan las comunidades en Pennsylvania y los desarrolladores del plan analizaron la información periódicamente para supervisar la eficacia y determinar las necesidades según las áreas.Si bien los opioides siguen siendo una gran amenaza para la salud y la seguridad públicas, gran parte de las respuestas indicaban la necesidad de incluir otras sustancias que comúnmente se usan de manera indebida. Por consiguiente, el alcance del Centro de Comando de Opioides se ha ampliado más allá de los opioides para abarcar otras tendencias emergentes urgentes, como el uso de estimulantes y polisustancias, y otras que causan preocupación.El plan, que está disponible aquí, incluye cinco áreas de metas: prevención, rescate, tratamiento, recuperación y sostenibilidad.La prevención implica reducir el riesgo del uso indebido de sustancias a través de la educación y limitar la disponibilidad de sustancias adictivas, así como continuar los esfuerzos para reducir el estigma que produce el trastorno para que se vea como una enfermedad y no como una falla moral.Los esfuerzos de rescate se definen como el establecimiento de métodos sostenibles para aportar medidas que salvan vidas y aumentar el acceso a los servicios que reducen los daños.El tratamiento significa promover el acceso y reducir los obstáculos que enfrentan las personas, y apoyar a los profesionales que tratan a quienes sufren un trastorno por consumo de sustancias tóxicas.La recuperación implica la promoción de servicios de apoyo para personas en recuperación. Y la sostenibilidad incluye el trabajo que implementa políticas y regulaciones a largo plazo para sustentar las otras cuatro metas de prevención, rescate, tratamiento y esfuerzos de recuperación.“Incluso en medio de una pandemia nacional, la crisis de opioides ha continuado, y de alguna manera se ha convertido en un reto”, dijo la Secretaria de Salud Dra. Rachel Levine. “Nuestro compromiso para abordar la crisis de opioides sigue siendo firme para ayudar a las personas con la enfermedad de la adicción. Queremos que los afectados sepan que tienen ayuda a su disposición, que el tratamiento funciona y que la recuperación es posible”.“En nuestro carácter de Departamento de Programas de Drogas y Alcohol, nuestra meta principal es garantizar que todos los residentes de Pennsylvania tengan la oportunidad de vivir vidas saludables y libres de sustancias tóxicas”, dijo la Secretaria del DDAP, Jen Smith. “Mediante el desarrollo del Centro de Comando, el Gobernador Wolf ha brindado personal y recursos cruciales para ayudar a apoyar nuestro objetivo en medio de la epidemia de opioides. Esta hoja de ruta será un activo invaluable a medida que continuamos atravesando la epidemia y el aumento del uso de estimulantes”.View this information in English.center_img July 06, 2020last_img read more

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Stylishly renovated home new to the market in Mount Gravatt East

first_img57 Kentish St, Mount Gravatt EastThe three bedrooms have built-in robes and fans and the new bathroom has floor to ceiling tiles. The house has timber floorboards throughout, split-system airconditioning to the living areas, LED lighting throughout and new plumbing and electrical wiring. 57 Kentish St, Mount Gravatt EastTHIS Mount Gravatt East home has been redesigned and renovated to suit modern, and is new to the market. The property at 57 Kentish St has three bedrooms, one bathroom and a spot to park the car. The new open plan living area includes the kitchen and dining space and a lounge room. More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 201957 Kentish St, Mount Gravatt EastThe kitchen has stone benchtops, stainless steel appliances and white cabinetry. A servery window and French doors in the kitchen open out to the big entertaining deck at the back of the home. center_img 57 Kentish St, Mount Gravatt EastThe home is set on a fenced 615sq m block with landscaped gardens and lawn. The Mount Gravatt East home is being marketed by Isa Kural from Ray White — Holland Park.last_img read more

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Teen sexting: One in five asked to send nude pics

first_imgNewsHub 28 October 2017Family First Comment: Disturbingwww.PornInquiry.nzAlmost one in five Kiwi teens have been asked for nude, or nearly nude pictures, in the last year.But only 4 percent of people between the ages of 14 and 17 have sent them.Martin Cocker from Netsafe says the figure surprised him.“A lot of people are being pressured to do it, yes, a lot of people know somebody who’s done it, but only a small percentage of young people have actually done it.”The survey also found 40 percent of respondents know someone who’s sent an explicit picture.Mr Cocker says that figure cannot be brushed off.“If you think of a large school, one child in every class has done it – there’s a lot of opportunity for that to go bad. It’s not insignificantly small at 4 percent at all.”Almost a third of respondents said they’ve felt pressure to engage in the behaviour.READ MORE: http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/10/teen-sexting-one-in-five-asked-to-send-nude-pics.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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Low birthweight ‘linked to autism’, says US study

first_img Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Low birthweight ‘linked to autism’, says US study by: – October 17, 2011 Babies born underweight are known to be prone to a variety of cognitive problems.Babies born weighing less than 4lb (1.8kg) could be more prone to developing autism than children born at normal weight, a study suggests.Writing in Pediatrics journal, US researchers followed 862 New Jersey children born at a low birthweight from birth to the age of 21.Some 5% were diagnosed with autism, compared to 1% of the general population.But experts say more research is needed to confirm and understand the link.Links between low birthweight and a range of motor and cognitive problems have been well established by previous research.But the researchers say this is the first study to establish that these children may also have a greater risk of developing autism spectrum disorders.The babies in the study were born between September 1984 and July 1987 in three counties in New Jersey.They all weighed between 0.5kg and 2kg or a maximum of about 4.4lb.At the age of 16, 623 children were screened for risk of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Of the 117 who were found to be positive in that screening, 70 were assessed again at age 21.Eleven of that group were found to have an autism spectrum disorder.From these results, the researchers calculated an estimated prevalence rate of ASD of 31 out of 623 children, which is equal to 5%.Jennifer Pinto-Martin, professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and director of the autism centre where this research was conducted, said: “Cognitive problems in these children may mask underlying autism.“If there is suspicion of autism or a positive screening test for ASD, parents should seek an evaluation for an ASD. Early intervention improves long-term outcome and can help these children both at school and at home.”Dig deeperBut Dorothy Bishop, professor of developmental neuropsychology at the University of Oxford, said it was important to put the findings in perspective.“The association looks real, but nevertheless, most low birthweight children don’t have autism, and most children with autism don’t have low birthweight.”Georgina Gomez, action research leader for The National Autistic Society, said more research is needed to confirm the link between low birthweight and autism and better understand why babies born underweight may be more prone to developing autism. “Low birthweight has been linked to a range of motor and cognitive problems and often goes hand-in-hand with premature birth and birthing complications.“It is important to dig down further to try to understand the biological processes and events that could explain this proposed connection.”BBC News Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share 20 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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Brinn adds awards in IMCA partnership pact through 2019

first_imgBAY CITY, Mich. (Dec. 5) – Two IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified series champions will earn Brinn transmission rebuilds each year as part of a new agreement covering the 2015-2019 race seasons.The top drivers in point standings for the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour and for the XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour both receive transmission rebuilds from the Bay City, Mich., manufacturer.Brinn will give $50 product certificates to top five place finishers at 30 IMCA special events in 2015. Those drivers will be entered in a post-season drawing, with the winner also receiving a new Brinn transmis­sion.Product certificates will be mailed from the IMCA home office after official results from specials are received. Recipient of the transmission for 2014 was Ryan Roath of Phoenix, Ariz., runner-up in the Sept. 20 Desert Classic main event at Canyon Speedway Park.Also new to the Brinn program is a Predator transmission to be awarded to the pole starter at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s Saturday night main event. All 33 qualifiers for that event and the 12 Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions starters again receive $50 product certificates. Brinn is the most recent marketing partner to ink a five-year pact with IMCA. The new agreement takes Brinn through its 17th season of sponsorship. Informa­tion about the complete line of Brinn products is available by calling 989 686-8920, at the www.brinninc.com website and on Facebook. “The new agreement with Brinn solidifies our relationship for the next five years and demonstrates their com­mitment to IMCA racing,” said Kevin Yoder, director of marketing for IMCA. “Adding a second transmission giveaway at our biggest event of the year is going to make starting on the pole in Boone that much more lu­crative.”last_img read more

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Kurzawa extends PSG deal until 2024

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Layvin Kurzawa has put pen to paper on a new deal with Paris Saint-Germain until the summer of 2024.Back in January, the left back had been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal in the Premier League and his future at the Parc des Princes appeared almost over. However, just as his contract was set to expire, Kurzawa has now signed a new four-year contract with the Ligue 1 giants – keeping him in Paris until 2024.Arsenal had been monitoring Kurzawa’s position at PSG with Mikel Arteta eyeing defensive reinforcements as he looks to rejuvenate his squad following an extremely turbulent season.But Kurzawa has ended any speculation over his future after committing to the French giants in the long-term.The 27-year-old has featured 123 times for PSG since joining the club back in 2015 from Ligue 1 counterparts Monaco.He has scored 13 goals, including a hat-trick against Anderlecht in the Champions League in 2017, while providing 21 assists during that time. After making the move to the French capital five years ago, Kurzawa has won four Ligue 1 titles, three French Cups and three League Cups.Tags: ArsenalLayvin KurzawaParis Saint-GermainPremier Leaguelast_img read more

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Trap to stick to his guns

first_img They head into the game brimming with confidence after Friday’s 0-0 draw in Sweden, which kept alive their hopes of claiming second spot in Group C. However, that point will only prove worthwhile if they add three more to it this evening, and while that may require a different approach, Trapattoni will not throw caution to the wind. He said: “I saw 20 games before I came to Ireland – I don’t remember this ‘show’. To remember the show, I must go back to Roy Keane and that great team. I played against this strong Ireland team. But for 24 years, we had been missing tournaments. I saw many games on DVD and I can’t remember seeing this.” Giovanni Trapattoni has insisted victory is all that matters for Ireland in tonight’s World Cup qualifier against Austria. Press Associationcenter_img The Italian continued: “Our team has produced this and we can win. Against France and against the teams in the first qualifying campaign, against Georgia, Montenegro and also Bulgaria, we played great football. Don’t forget, we have played well in the past.” Trapattoni has never made any apologies for his concentration on substance rather than style, although he went into the game in Stockholm knowing defeat could have signalled the end of his tenure. His pragmatism will come to the fore once again when he employs striker Connor Sammon alongside Shane Long in the absence of injured skipper Robbie Keane, because he believes the Derby frontman will be better suited to the task of both extending the Austrian defence and closing them down in possession than the more creative Wes Hoolahan. Provided that left-back Marc Wilson shakes off a groin injury, the Italian’s starting XI will see only one further change with Glenn Whelan returning in place of Paul Green. That will mean only two of the men who started the final Euro 2012 game against Italy in Poznan will remain, largely as a result of retirements and injuries. Whelan is one, and the other is Sunderland defender John O’Shea, whose experience among so many youngsters could prove vital. Trapattoni said: “He has personality whether he plays right-back or centre-half. He plays always in first team of a Premier League club and has played many games. “He can also play right-back, but at this moment he will stay at centre-half, where his experience as defender now is important as we are missing Richard Dunne.” last_img read more

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Gerrard awarded testimonial

first_img Press Association Liverpool have announced Steven Gerrard will have a testimonial match against Olympiacos in August. Gerrard scored one of his most famous goals against Olympiacos in 2004, helping Liverpool come from behind to win 3-1 and keep them in the Champions League. They went on to win the competition that season. Gerrard, who made his Liverpool debut almost 15 years ago, told the club’s website: “I am delighted to be honoured by Liverpool with a testimonial match and particularly thrilled that Olympiacos have accepted my invitation to play the fixture. Last time we met proved to be such a memorable game both for me personally and Liverpool Football Club. “I am also especially grateful that Olympiacos have truly embraced the aim of this match and chosen to donate their fee to charity. I am looking forward to what I know will be a fantastic game and a wonderful occasion.” center_img The Reds will take on the Greek champions on August 3 in their only pre-season match to be played at Anfield. Proceeds from the event will go to the Steven Gerrard Foundation, while Olympiacos will donate their appearance fee to local charities in Greece. last_img read more

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Europe on course for Clonmel

first_img Press Association “We’re hoping to go there. He seems good and I’m delighted with him,” the County Waterford trainer told At The Races. “Obviously Road To Riches didn’t do his form any harm. “He really enjoyed it there before and nearly half ran away with Andrew (Lynch) down the hill. “I’m delighted that’s where we’re heading and we’ll see how we go.” Henry de Bromhead reports Sizing Europe to be in fine shape ahead of his intended next outing in the Clonmel Oil Chase at the County Tipperary track on Thursday week.center_img The ever-popular 12-year-old took the Grade Two prize over two and a half miles in 2012 and showed he retained lots of ability when beating Road To Riches in the PWC Champion Chase at Gowran last month. The runner-up gave the form a major boost when lifting the Jnwine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal on Saturday. last_img read more

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