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    LeBron leaves Cavs fumbling in draft darkness

    Chinadaily / CLEVELAND?LeBron James won’t be picking any players during Thursday’s NBA draft. At least not directly. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James’ eye is shown during the first half of Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 3, 2018. [Photo/IC] With the…

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    How to take better care of senior citizens

    Chinadaily / A boy with his younger brother. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] To meet the challenge of a fast-aging population and realize balanced population growth in the long term, China has been gradually easing the family planning policy. The new family planning policy that allows all couples to have two children shows the Chinese government’s…

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    Xie rockets into record book

    Chinadaily / Xie Zhenye of China celebrates winning the 100m in a national record time of 9.97 seconds at Tuesday’s international meet in Montreuil, France. [Photo/Agencies] Chinese sprinter becomes just the third Asian to break 10-second barrier over 100m at French meet Chinese sprinter Xie Zhenye is man of his word. After promising to become…

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    Curtain call for first SCO Film Festival

    Chinadaily / Filmmakers from member and observer states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization receive the Special Jury Awards at the SCO Film Festival. The awards went to the films Yo’L Bo’Lsin (Uzbekistan), Air Safar (Tajikistan), Mermaid (Iran), Punjab Nahi Jaungi (Pakistan) and Tum-Pabi-Dum (Belarus). [Photo provided to China Daily] The curtain has dropped on the…

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    Xi: Kim’s visits usher in new journey

    Chinadaily / Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and president, speaks with Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Wednesday. Their spouses also attended the meeting. LI XUEREN / XINHUA Second-day talk in Beijing urges joint efforts…

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    The people who cannot smile

    bbc.com / Kevin Portillo practises smiling every day at home. Usually after brushing his teeth. Or when stopping by the bathroom, or anywhere with a mirror. He hooks an index finger into each side of his mouth and pulls gently upward. He puckers his face into a kiss, then opens wide into an O, trying…

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    Trade tariffs undoing US economic future

    Chinadaily / Li Min/China Daily On Monday, US President Donald Trump threatened to impose an additional 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods. That will not only intensify the trade dispute with China but also contribute to new risks of collateral damage to the United States’ economy. And make no mistake, while China…

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    US not done yet with protectionism

    Chinadaily / The US’ trade conflict with China is underpinned by deep-rooted thinking based on US President Donald Trump’s “America first” policy. However, protectionism and isolationism are not the creation of Trump, but the product of a search for solutions to a host of structural problems that have been continuously intensifying: the hollowing out of…

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    First mainland airline to get new A350 by year-end

    Chinadaily / Employees work inside the front landing gear doors of an Airbus A350 XWB passenger aircraft on the final assembly line at the Airbus Group NV factory in Toulouse, France. [Photo/Agencies] European aircraft manufacturer Airbus SE said it plans to deliver the first of its new A350 widebody plane to a Chinese mainland carrier…

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    Reforms pay off for nation’s key State companies

    Chinadaily / Mixed-ownership reforms of State-owned enterpriseswill accelerate to provide basis for high-quality development in 2018. [Photo by Zhang Chengliang/China Daily] Central government-controlled enterprises’ combined profits registered a hefty growth of 22.1 percent year-on-year in the first five months, as supply-side structural reform continues to advance and industrial upgrading fuels innovation in the economy. The…

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    Honing the art of adaptation

    Chinadaily / TV drama Nirvana in Fire , adapted from online literature, has become a hit. [Photo provided to China Daily] Most online writers face a similar struggle when it comes to seeing their work being adapted for the screen-the uncompromising “battle” between imagination and reality, whether it’s the practicalities of filming, or budget constraints….

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    Alaskan seafood could get snared in tariff net

    Chinadaily / Alaska fishermen catch cod fish in the ocean. [Photo provided to China Daily] Alaska’s seafood exporters are concerned about the impact new tariffs from China could have on their industry. After the US last week released a list of goods on which it will place 25 percent tariffs, China reciprocated on American goods,…

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    Chinese filmmakers move to put better systems in place

    Chinadaily / Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings is a highlighted production by Huayi Brothers Pictures this year. [Photo provided to China Daily] China’s rapidly expanding film industry is regularly setting new records. As of June 16, the country’s box-office takings surpassed 30 billion yuan ($4.6 billion) 35 days earlier than last year, according to…

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    Hong Kong Lawyer Looking Across the Border

    Chinadaily / China Reform and Opening – Forty Years in Perspective Hong Kong Lawyer Looking Across the Border  Editor’s note: Laurence Brahm, first came to China as a fresh university exchange student from the US in 1981 and he has spent much of the past three and a half decades living and working in the…

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    The woman with an unspeakable name

    bbc.com / I’d like to introduce you to a wonderful old woman whose age is indeterminable and whose name is unspeakable. It’s not that she’s at all sensitive about her age. She was born in Bali at a time – perhaps 80-odd years ago – when births were not accurately recorded. Sometime around Indonesian independence…

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    836 extension for West Kendall wins Miami-Dade vote

    MiamiHerald / Miami-Dade commissioners on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to extending the 836 expressway 14 miles into West Kendall , rejecting warnings about environmental damage and urban sprawl in favor of bringing relief to commuters in the congested suburbs. “We’ve got to start somewhere,” said Commissioner Javier Souto, whose district includes western areas in the…

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    FSU football recruiting: Derick Hunter commits to Seminoles

    MiamiHerald / The Florida State Seminoles’ 2019 recruiting class received another boost on Wednesday when four-star defensive lineman Derick Hunter, one of the top recruits from the state of Florida, announced his commitment to FSU. Hunter, the 31st-ranked player in Florida and 15th-ranked strong-side defensive end nationally according to the 247Sports Composite, chose the Seminoles…

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    Trump's racist claim that immigrants “infest” America is labeled by some as Nazi rhetoric

    MiamiHerald / After President Trump’s latest tweets, there should be no doubts about it: His escalating tirades against undocumented immigrants have nothing to do with immigration and everything with exploiting the racial anxieties of people who want America to be a whiter country. Amid the scandal over Trump’s policy of separating immigrant children from their…

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    A better idea

    MiamiHerald / It seems Trump and friends have “jumped the shark.” I modestly propose that it would be more humane and less costly to reunite the immigrant families, take their applications for citizenship, and provide safe passage back to their home countries until the process is completed. It’s time also, to help stabilize conditions in…

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    Four men were arrested Tuesday on cocaine charges

    MiamiHerald / Cocaine dealers were using an abandoned house in the historic district of Key West as a workplace, police said. Four men were arrested Tuesday in cocaine-related crimes after a Key West police Special Investigations Unit responded to several local complaints over the property, 318 Truman Ave., in Key West’s Bahama Village neighborhood. “Although…

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    Ja joins World Music Day

    Jamaica Observer / Later today, Kingston will join 700 cities in 120 countries to celebrate World Music Day. The event which was created in 1982 by French Minister of Culture Jack Lang and Maurice Fleuret as a means of bringing people out into the streets, in their neighbourhoods, parks and other public spaces to enjoy…

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    CR7 strikes again Ronaldo says Portugal must improve after Morocco win

    Jamaica Observer / MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Cristiano Ronaldo said Portugal have room to improve at the World Cup, after his early goal secured a 1-0 win over Morocco yesterday as the European champions edged closer to the last 16. “Our expectation is to continue our work and try to improve in the group phase,”…

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    Sri Lanka skipper appeals ban over ball tampering — ICC

    Jamaica Observer / COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AFP) — Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has appealed his one-match ban for ball tampering during a Test against the West Indies, the International Cricket Council said Thursday. Chandimal, 28, was found guilty of changing the condition of the ball during the second day’s play of the second Test,…

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    China’s vice-minister of industry on official visit

    Jamaica Observer / THE Government will be hosting Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, People’s Republic of China (PRC) Wang Jiangping from June 20 to 22. During his stay, Wang will meet with a number of Government ministers. Wang was met yesterday at the Norman Manley International Airport by Minister without portfolio…

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    France vow to up the ante as World Cup rivals flounder

    Jamaica Observer / YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AFP) — With their title rivals failing to fire, France have vowed to ramp up the intensity and put their stamp on the World Cup with victory over Peru today. Didier Deschamps’s players were far from fluid against Australia in their opening game in Russia, needing VAR (the Video Assistant…

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    #WC2018: Messi under pressure to deliver today as Ronaldo scores again

    Jamaica Observer / YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AFP) —Lionel Messi is under pressure to deliver when Argentina face Croatia on Thursday after his eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo streaked clear at the top of the World Cup goal scoring charts. The Barcelona forward had a first game to forget, failing to convert a penalty as the two-time world…

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    Argentina rally behind Messi ahead of key Croatia clash

    Jamaica Observer / NIZHNIY NOVGOROD, Russia (AFP) — Argentina are rallying around Captain Lionel Messi as the South American giants prepare for their crucial Group D clash with Croatia here today. Messi made an unhappy start to the World Cup on Saturday, missing what would have been a winning penalty as Argentina were held to…

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    Suarez sends Uruguay into last 16 with hosts Russia

    Jamaica Observer / ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AFP) — Uruguay booked their place in the World Cup knockout stage along with Russia yesterday as Luis Suarez scored the winner on his 100th international appearance in a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in Rostov-on-Don. The South Americans take on the hosts in their final Group A match on…

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    #WC2018: Eriksen opens scoring for Denmark v Australia

    Jamaica Observer / MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — Christian Eriksen has given Denmark a 1-0 lead in the 7th minute of the World Cup Group C game against Australia. Nicolai Jorgensen had two controlled touches to create a scoring chance with well-timed pass and Eriksen finished off with a left-foot shot from close range.

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    BAD WATER Hanover Health Department warns municipality

    Jamaica Observer / LUCEA, Hanover – Fritz Francis, the acting deputy chief public health inspector for Hanover, has warned that his department could take legal action against the Hanover Municipal Corporation if it continues to supply untreated water to residents from several of the minor water supply systems under its control in the parish. “At…

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    Miss Ja World names official make-up

    Jamaica Observer / Through the brand Absolute New York, local distributor The Beauty Spot has confirmed its committment as official skincare and make-up sponsor of Miss Jamaica World (MJW) 2018. As sponsor, The Beauty Spot will provide make-up services at all major events in the run up to the finals of the competition. This includes…

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    Coping with changes and stress

    Jamaica Observer / In a world where there is constant change it should not throw out our economy and cause stress every time there is change. There should be education to cope with change. We need to have a national change of mindset. Every nation on Earth has been challenged at some time, and not…

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    Dishing up some Culture — Jamaica celebrates World Sustainable Gastronomy Day

    Jamaica Observer / Jamaica joined other UN member states in commemorating World Sustainable Gastronomy Day on Monday, June 18 under the gazebo on the East Lawn of Devon House. Hosted by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett and Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia “Babsy” Grange and supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Gastronomy Tourism…

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    #WC2018: Jedinak equalises for Australia vs Denmark

    Jamaica Observer / MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — Australia captain Mile Jedinak has equalised in the 39th minute against Denmark after converting a penalty that was awarded after a video review. It’s 1-1. Yussuf Poulsen handled the ball when he went up to challenge for a header in the area and referee Antonio Mateu awarded the…

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    Grange announces consolidation of culture clubs

    Jamaica Observer / KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange has announced the formation of the National Culture Clubs of Jamaica, which will manage culture clubs in schools and communities. The minister’s announcement was made in message delivered by Minister of State, Alando Terrelonge at the National Culture Clubs Conference…

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    Hierro relieved Spain survived tough Iran test

    Jamaica Observer / Rostov-On-Don , Russia (AFP) — Spain Coach Fernando Hierro admitted his team had been on the ropes before a lucky Diego Costa goal handed them their first win of the World Cup yesterday as dogged Iran came close to causing a major upset. The victory in Kazan puts the 2010 winners on…

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    #WC2018: Denmark, Australia draw 1-1 in Group C

    Jamaica Observer / MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — Australia and Denmark have played out a 1-1 draw after a scoreless second half in Group C. Christian Eriksen scored for Denmark in the 7th minute before Mile Jedinak’s equalised with a penalty in the 38th to keep Australia’s chances of progressing to the knockout stage alive. A…

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    Rockin’ with Asadenaki and Aza

    Jamaica Observer / As a follow-up to his single Go-Getta Medz , emerging reggae artiste Asadenaki returns with Rockin ‘, featuring the vocals of upcoming reggae singer Aza Lineage from the Lineage Family. This is the first collaboration between the two and Asadenaki noted that this track is a celebration of good vibes inside the…

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    Australia telecom giant Telstra to axe 8,000 jobs

    Jamaica Observer / Sydney , Australia (AFP) — Australia’s dominant telecommunications company Telstra yesterday announced plans to axe 8,000 jobs — a quarter of its workforce — as part of a drastic new strategy to cope with an increasingly competitive industry. The decision by the company, one of Australia’s largest employers, is part of a…

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    NCB launches realtor incentive programme to boost mortgage business

    Jamaica Observer / On a drive to improve its mortgage portfolio, $11-billion profit maker NCB has established an initiative to reward realtors and real estate entities for referring approved and booked mortgage business to NCB. The product, which was recently launched at the NCB Wellness Centre, includes a combination of commission payments, among other sweeteners,…



  • Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio

    Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio   El gobierno del Presidente Donald Trump pidió anoche a la Corte Suprema de EE.UU. que restablezca la prohibición temporal de viaje al país desde seis naciones de mayoría musulmana, luego de que fuera bloqueada por tribunales inferiores que la consideraron discriminatoria. Para decidir si se…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

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