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12 сентября, 22:50

These Trucks Will Take Over the World by 2020

As more people around the world buy trucks, their influence on the market will only grow. These 10 new models will transform the way we think of trucks.

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11 сентября, 21:12

GoPro (GPRO) Continues Mini-Bull Run, Stock Moves 9% Higher

Shares of GoPro (GPRO) were up more than 9% through morning trading hours on Monday, extending a three-day bullish run that has seen the action camera maker's stock gain more than 25%.

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07 августа, 15:57

Why Earnings Season Could Be Great for C&J Energy Services (CJ)

C&J Energy Services (CJ) is seeing favorable earnings estimate revision activity and has a positive Zacks Earnings ESP ahead of earnings.

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04 августа, 17:08

Will Cheniere Energy Partners (CQH) Surprise in Q2 Earnings?

Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings LLC's (CQH) stake in the Sabine Pass natural gas regasification and liquefaction facilities are key to its results.

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28 июня, 15:30

Investors' Radars Failed to Catch C&J Energy Services (CJ), Has Yours?

C&J Energy Services (CJ) looks well positioned for a solid gain, but has been overlooked by investors lately.

28 июня, 12:55

Китай усилил флот новым эсминцем собственного производства

Китай спустил на воду новый эсминец, разработка и строительство которого велись полностью на территории страны. Торжественная церемония состоялась в среду утром на судоверфи компании Jiangnan Shipyard в Шанхае, сообщает китайский телеканал CCTV.Корабль имеет водоизмещение в 10 тыс. тонн и оснащен передовым противовоздушным, противоракетным, противокорабельным и противолодочным вооружением. Это первый эсминец нового поколения, который поступит на вооружение военно-морского флота Народно-освободительной армии Китая (НОАК), сообщает агентство Xinhua.По данным газеты Global Times, судно относится к проекту 055. Reuters отмечает, что корабли этого типа считаются модернизированной версией китайских эсминцев предыдущего поколения - 052D.Фотографии нового судна появились в СМИ. В ближайшее время новый эсминец должен пройти ряд плановых испытаний, после чего будет введен в эксплуатацию.По данным информационного портала Sina, при длине 183 метра полное водоизмещение корабля составляет 12,3 тысячи тонн. По этому показателю проект 055 является крупнейшим кораблем такого класса в ВМС Китая и вторым в мире после американского эсминца Zumwalt (более 14 тысяч тонн).Ожидается, что первый корабль проекта 055 поступит на вооружение в 2018 году. Основное вооружение эсминца будет включать в себя два блока по 64 установки вертикального пуска суммарной емкостью 128 ракет. Кроме того, впервые на построенном в Китае корабле будут установлены крылатые ракеты CJ-10 ("Чанцзянь-10"). Вес их боевой части составляет до 500 кг при дальности полета до 1,5 тысячи км. По мнению ряда военных аналитиков, они могут нести ядерный заряд.Ожидается, что основным калибром корабля станет 130-миллиметровая артиллерийская установка. Среди зенитно-ракетного вооружения на эсминце также будут размещены несколько 30-миллиметровых 11-ствольных артиллерийских комплексов. В кормовой части корабля оборудована посадочная площадка и ангар для палубного вертолета.По данным Sina, в настоящее время на верфях строится четыре таких корабля. Всего серия предусматривает постройку 12 эсминцев проекта 055. Стоимость постройки одного корабля оценивается в пять-шесть миллиардов юаней (от 735 до 882 миллионов долларов), передает ТАСС.Reuters отмечается, что Китай активно модернизирует свой флот, который начинает играть все более важную роль в вооруженных силах страны. По данным местных СМИ, в 2016 году ВМС Китая ввели в эксплуатацию 18 кораблей, в том числе эсминцы, корветы и фрегаты с управляемым ракетным оружием (УРО).В апреле Китай спустил на воду первый авианосец собственного производства. Также сообщалось, что Пекин ведет строительство третьего "плавучего аэродрома" больших габаритов типа 002. По некоторым данным, он может быть оснащен ядерной силовой установкой и несколькими паровыми катапультами.Усилия Китая связаны с его территориальными амбициями в Южно-Китайском море. КНР претендует практически на всю его акваторию, что вызывает протесты других азиатских стран, включая Бруней, Малайзию, Филиппины, Тайвань и Вьетнам.(http://txt.newsru.com/wor...)

21 июня, 12:20

County cricket: Middlesex beat Yorkshire, Lancashire v Hampshire and more – live!

Middlesex hammer Yorkshire to finally resemble championsThe Spin: we could be tickled pink by cricket day-nightersAnd feel free to email Will or tweet him @willis_macp 5.11pm BST Related: Middlesex hammer Yorkshire in three days to finally resemble champions 4.50pm BST And then there’s some rain at Old Trafford so there’s a delay. I’m popping off to the Pavilion to get some quotes: busy yourselves... Continue reading...

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18 июня, 11:56

Lions team to play Chiefs suggests Sam Warburton in frame to face All Blacks

• Tour captain and Jonathan Joseph among those omitted from Tuesday’s game• Warren Gatland ‘confident about Owen Farrell being fit’ for the first TestThe British & Irish Lions have given a clue to their thinking for the first Test against New Zealand at Eden Park on Saturday by omitting both their tour captain, Sam Warburton, and centre Jonathan Joseph from their midweek squad to face the Chiefs on Tuesday.The Test 23 will be confirmed on Thursday (Wednesday evening BST) and both Warburton and Joseph now appear firmly in the frame. The presence of Alun Wyn Jones on the bench against the Chiefs also suggests the Saracens pair of Maro Itoje and George Kruis will start together against the All Blacks with the Welshman vying for a replacement’s role. Continue reading...

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17 июня, 12:38

Lions and Maro Itoje too strong for Maori All Blacks on niggly night

• Maori All Blacks 10-32 British & Irish Lions• Tourists capitalise on yellow card and secure second-half shutoutThe British & Irish Lions needed a good dress rehearsal going into next Saturday’s first Test and this convincing win over the Maori All Blacks was perfectly timed. New Zealand remain the most formidable force in world rugby but the Lions pack is displaying sufficient power and purpose to suggest the Eden Park outcome is not a total certainty.In the Bay of Plenty rain the visitors certainly gave the Maori forwards a lesson in wet-weather rugby, dominating territory and possession and collectively staking a claim for selection in Auckland. Maro Itoje, Peter O’Mahony and Sean O’Brien, in particular, could have done little more to persuade Warren Gatland they deserve Test starting places ahead of Alun Wyn Jones, CJ Stander and Sam Warburton. Continue reading...

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14 июня, 23:02

Are U.S. Shale Players Winning the Oil War Against OPEC?

Shale players enjoy an edge over the OPEC in the production ramp up race, courtesy of the signing of a historical output cut deal by the cartel.

13 июня, 10:05

Highlanders 23-22 Lions: tour match – live!

British & Irish Lions face their latest test in DunedinStuart Hogg will miss rest of tour with facial injuryAnd feel free to send Gerard an email or tweet @gerard_meagher 10.28am BST There was a string of four penalties in that second half, it just gave them too much territory and momentum and they got points off them eventually,” he says.“For this game, we had to keep the penalyy count to single figures and for one reason or another it wasn’t. We gave away too much possession at the breakdown, give them credit there but we turned over a bit too much ball in attack. We scored a few tries but we have to try and come away with wins from these games. 10.24am BST The Highlanders have struck back for the Super Rugby franchises. They’ve won a breathless match, by a single point thanks to Marty Banks’ nerveless penalty. It’s not all doom and gloom for the Lions, who scored three tries and looked more impressive in attack but the fact that the Highlanders were on top at the scrum will concern the tourists.It was nowhere near the Lions’ first-choice side, but the same can be said for the Highlanders who are delighted with themselves. The Lions led 22-13 at one point but 10 unanswered points have led to a second defeat. The tourist have now won two and lost two with the Maori All Blacks next up on Saturday. Continue reading...

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08 июня, 16:30

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: C&J Energy Services, Flotek Industries, RPC and CGG

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: C&J Energy Services, Flotek Industries, RPC and CGG

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07 июня, 21:59

4 Oil Service Stocks to Cash In on Rig Count Boom

As per industry data, the U.S. rig count -- a proxy for activity in the sector -- is now at its highest in more than two years.

07 июня, 20:13

New Pentagon China Report Highlights the Rise of Beijing's Maritime Militia

Andrew S. Erickson Security, Asia Issued yesterday, the Pentagon’s annual report to Congress on China’s military and security developments contains a typically vast array of data, some publicly specified or confirmed for the first time. Among its 106 pages—arguably the most significant development is its unprecedented coverage of China’s maritime militia—the first official U.S. government assessment to call it out in public. This is a long overdue and welcome breakthrough: the shadowy but knowable force’s vanguard units are literally on the front lines of Beijing’s efforts to overpower its neighbors and advance its control over the South China Sea. Together with the world’s largest Coast Guard, and with China’s Navy backstopping in an “overwatch” capacity, China’s maritime militia plays a central role in maritime activities designed to overwhelm or coerce an opponent through activities cannot be easily countered without escalating to war. The report terms this approach “low-intensity coercion in maritime disputes.” Leading elements of China’s maritime militia have already played frontline roles in manifold Chinese incidents and skirmishes with foreign mariners throughout the South China Sea. Such international-sea incidents of significant concern to the United States and its regional allies and partners include multiple contributions to furthering China’s sovereignty claims in the South China Sea. China maritime-militia forces played a central role in the 1974 battle in which China seized the western Paracel Islands from Vietnam. More recently, as the report documents, they “played significant roles in . . . the 2011 harassment of Vietnamese survey vessels.” They harassed USNS Impeccable in international waters in 2009. They helped trigger the 2012 incident in which they ultimately supported other Chinese forces in seizing Scarborough Shoal from the Philippines. They engaged in reconnaissance and sovereignty patrols during China’s February 2014 blockade of Philippine resupply of Second Thomas Shoal. They played the frontline role in the 2014 repulsion of Vietnamese vessels from disputed waters surrounding China National Offshore Oil Corporation’s HYSY-981 oil rig. The militia is a key component of China’s armed forces and its maritime subcomponent is the Third Sea Force of China. China’s maritime militia is a set of marine industry workers (typically fishermen) and their vessels trained, equipped, organized and commanded directly by the local military commands of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). These units typically answer to the PLA chain of command, and are certain to do so when activated for international-sea incidents pre-planned by Beijing. While most militiamen have civilian jobs, new units are emerging that appear to employ elite forces full-time as militarized professionals. Directed participation by China maritime-militia forces in international-sea incidents or provocations occurs under the PLA chain of command, and sometimes also under the temporary command of the Chinese maritime law-enforcement agencies. Here’s why the Pentagon’s publicizing of China’s maritime-militia matters: it is strongest—and most effective—when it can lurk in the shadows. But the Naval War College China Maritime Studies Institute’s two-and-a-half-year study—and more than twenty articles, papers and briefings—reveals that there is more than enough open-source information available to expose China’s maritime militia for what it is: a state-organized, state-developed and state-controlled force operating under a direct military chain of command to conduct Chinese state-sponsored activities. By revealing the maritime militia’s true nature and “calling it out” in public, the U.S. government can remove the force’s plausible deniability, reduce its room for maneuver, and reduce the chances that China’s leaders will employ it dangerously in future encounters with American and allied vessels at sea. The very few previous U.S. government-related statements were not top-level official assessments, and hence did not have the full force and influence of the U.S. government behind them. China’s maritime militia was mentioned by Adm. Scott Swift, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet; by Ronald O’Rourke in his Congressional Research Service report on Chinese maritime disputes; and by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, which rightly recommended that the Department of Defense address this vital subject. But the Pentagon’s new report is the first official top-level assessment by the U.S. government to cover China’s maritime militia. It is extremely encouraging that the U.S. government has finally brought to bear the full force of its authority and its tremendous analytical capabilities to address this vital issue. Unique Insights Beyond its maritime-militia coverage, the report offers a treasure trove of other insights. Some areas, particularly broader strategic points and basic force-structure elements, are well known to PLA analysts outside the U.S. government but are conveniently compiled in a go-to source for many in Washington not normally focused on the subject. A number of specific points, however, are difficult—if not impossible—to corroborate or even learn through open sources. The report contains too many insights to enumerate them all here, and is best read in full—or at least skimmed directly. The following surveys some of the most important and interesting highlights from both categories. Chinese military doctrine is increasing emphasis on preparing for a full range of potential contingencies, involving “maritime military struggle” and “winning informatized local wars” along China’s southeastern periphery—with Taiwan and scenarios related to the East China Sea and South China Sea foremost among them. Beijing, the report judges, “expects significant elements of a modern conflict to occur at sea.” At a lower level of intensity, Beijing seeks to strengthen its ability to safeguard its burgeoning overseas interests. To support such efforts, long-distance mobility operations, offensive sea-and-air operations, and a full spectrum of space-and-cyber operations are all accorded heightened emphasis. To meet this and related goals, China’s paramount leader Xi Jinping has ordered sweeping reorganization and reform of China’s armed forces that dwarfs even America’s previous Goldwater-Nichols transformation. Major organizational developments include reorganizing the Central Military Commission, establishing a Joint Operations Command Center, five theater commands—each oriented “toward a specific set of contingencies,” an Overseas Operations Office, a Joint Logistics Support Force, and unifying space, cyber and electronic warfare capabilities under a Strategic Support Force. Demobilizing personnel—primarily from the world’s largest standing ground force and from noncombat positions across the PLA—is strengthening the PLA’s tooth-to-tail ratio and elevating the status of the PLA Navy (PLAN) and PLA Air Force (PLAAF). Noncommissioned officers and civilians are replacing officers in some positions. PLA exercises are growing in scope, complexity and realism. In 2016, seventeen exercises were conducted with foreign partners. To supply its forces, China has developed one of the world’s largest and most capable defense industries. It is producing numerous platforms and weapons systems while also researching a wide array of frontier technologies. In August 2016, for instance, China launched the world’s first experimental quantum communications satellite, which offers significant potential for cryptography and secure communications. It also continues to prioritize efforts in such pioneering fields as hypersonics and nanotechnology. A secondary defense industrial benefit, arms exports, has lagged its domestic outfitting, but has considerable room for growth. About $20 billion in sales from 2011–15 made it the world’s fourth-largest arms supplier (albeit with $9 billion to regional countries, primarily Pakistan). Growing demand for armed unmanned aerial vehicles from China amid restrictions from other suppliers will likely pull the Middle East and North Africa ahead of sub-Saharan Africa as China’s second-largest arms-export market. Already, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have made purchases. The largest navy in Asia (and—by ship numbers—in the world), the PLAN is rapidly refining and better equipping its forces. It continues to prioritize submarines and is outfitting many with YJ-18 supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles (ASCMs) and their variants. By the early 2020s, the Pentagon forecasts, China will begin building a next-generation Type 096 SSBN. Over the next decade, China will likely build a new Type 093B guided-missile nuclear-attack submarine, outfitted with land-attack cruise missiles (LACMs). China is also strengthening its surface fleet significantly, drawing on a robust shipbuilding industry to series-produce three classes of warships simultaneously and placing particular emphasis on multiple missions and air defenses. Its Type 054D destroyer “has a multipurpose vertical launch system capable of launching ASCMs, SAMs [surface-to-air missiles], and anti-submarine missiles.” By 2020 a second aircraft carrier will likely join Liaoning, which itself will likely focus on training and fleet air defense missions. These two carriers, and others that join them in the future, will be escorted by the ten thousand ton Type 055 cruisers currently under construction. The largest air force in Asia and the third largest in the world, China’s PLAAF has more than 2,700 aircraft and a growing variety of unmanned aerial vehicles. While it still relies on imported aeroengines and components, and is not expected to field a new generation long-range bomber until around 2025, the PLAAF has made tremendous progress. It “continues to modernize and is closing the gap rapidly with Western air forces across a broad spectrum of capabilities. This development is gradually eroding the significant technical advantage held by the United States.” Meanwhile, its decades-old but substantially redesigned H-6 bombers are equipped with improved turbofans and standoff weapons. The H-6G can carry up to four ASCMs for maritime missions, the H-6K six CJ-20 LACMs—with a combined range capable of reaching Guam. The PLAAF also boasts one of the world’s largest advanced long-range SAM systems. While not as advanced as many of China’s other world-class (ballistic and cruise) missile systems, they and early warning and fighter aircraft are part of an improving inventory that helps populate a strong and growing integrated air defense system that offers “credible” coverage out to just over 500 kilometers from China’s shores. Meanwhile, China is developing multiple layers of ballistic missile defenses, with its HQ-19 interceptor missile possibly slated to “fill the mid-tier.” At the apex of Chinese aerospace capabilities, the PLA Rocket Force continues to field some of China’s most advanced and potent weapons systems, which are summarized by category in a useful table on page ninety-five. Of particular note, the DF-21D ASBM “gives the PLA the capability to attack ships, including aircraft carriers, in the western Pacific Ocean.” The DF-26 intermediate-range ballistic missile, which China began fielding in 2016, “has a maximum range of 4,000 km,” sufficient to conduct a precision strike on Guam. The South China Sea figures prominently into both Chinese activities and the report’s coverage. Last year, China landed a military transport aircraft on Fiery Cross Reef. It also landed civilian aircraft on its newly constructed airfields at its three largest Spratly Islands outposts—Fiery Cross, Subi and Mischief Reefs. China is preparing the capacity to host a regiment of twenty-four fighters in reinforced hangars on each of these three augmented features. As has been determined by the Arbitral Tribunal, Subi Reef and Mischief Reef, together with Hughes Reef, are below high tide in their natural state and hence “do not generate their own maritime entitlements.” The report contains annotated photos of all China’s seven Spratly outposts, on which it continues to develop a panoply of military-relevant facilities. Other assets particularly relevant to supporting such outposts in the South China Sea, or even seizing new features, are the PLAN Marine Corps, a growing array of amphibious vessels, and the AG600 large amphibious seaplane. To address burgeoning overseas interests, China is increasing its overseas security capabilities, presence and access. The report underscores Chinese movement toward the Indian Ocean and beyond. It documents that a PLAN nuclear-powered attack submarine called on Karachi, Pakistan, in May 2016. To support such long-distance naval operations, China began construction of a military facility in Djibouti in February 2016 “and probably will complete it within the next year.” Additionally, to bolster supplies and intelligence support, China may pursue “a mixture of military logistics models, including preferred access to overseas commercial ports and a limited number of exclusive PLAN logistic facilities—probably collocated with commercial ports.” China will “most likely” seek “additional hubs,” however termed, “in countries in which it has a longstanding friendly relationship and similar strategic interests, such as Pakistan.” Despite the aforementioned developments and related concerns, the report documents in detail, Washington continues judicious military contacts and exchanges with Beijing. “Carefully tailored,” they are designed to further mutual interests, “manage and reduce risk,” and encourage transparency. Like its predecessors, the report takes pains to note positive Chinese security contributions, including eight years of anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden, the largest number of personnel contributed by any permanent member of the UN Security Council, and the second greatest funding of UN peacekeeping operations over the past twelve months. An Imperfect but Invaluable Contribution Expecting perfection from a public government report of this nature is typically an exercise in frustration. Of greatest substantive significance, this year’s Pentagon report lacks many of the fascinating specifics on China’s space and counter-space activities found in the May 23, 2017, testimony of Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats before the Senate Armed Services Committee. To address this disparity, the author obtained permission from noted space capabilities and law expert Michael J. Listner to share his observations on the subject: China’s space and counter-space operations fall under its Strategic Support Force, which it established in 2015 to direct the PLA’s space, cyber and electronic warfare missions. While little information is publically available about the Strategic Support Force, its mission as related to outer space appears in accordance with the PLA’s view of outer space as a “commanding height,” which indicates that PLA doctrine sees outer space as a theater of war in support of its terrestrial military objectives and not the focal point of war itself. This perspective is only beginning to evolve in United States military doctrine. According to the report, the PLA continues to be a prime motivator in the development of space-based intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data collection, satellite-communication capacity, satellite-navigation (Beidou Phase-1 and Phase 2) constellations, meteorology assets, human spaceflight, robotic space exploration, and ground infrastructure for spacecraft launch manufacture and data communications through satellite systems similar to the United States Tracking Data and Rely Satellite system. This illustrates that China’s civil space program continues to be solidly linked to—and subservient to—the PLA. Surprisingly, the report only briefly addresses China’s growing counter-space capabilities. It merely mentions that China is “developing a variety of counter-space capabilities designed to degrade and deny the use of space-based assets by adversaries during a crisis or conflict.” What is perplexing is why the report again avoids the term ASAT or fails to elaborate on the capabilities being developed; i.e., hard-kill and soft-kill ASAT capabilities, especially since the 2017 Worldwide Threat Assessment from the Director of National Intelligence specifically mentions that China (and Russia) “both will continue to pursue a full range of anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons as a means to reduce US military effectiveness.” The DNI report then specifically addresses the types of ASATs being developed. That the Pentagon’s report again fails to specifically mention “ASATs,” much less its development of an operational ASAT capability, demands further inquiry. It a pattern plaguing many reports produced through bureaucratic processes, it has proven impossible to keep all information in the Pentagon China report fully up-to-date. For example, the report states that the Burma-China oil pipeline “is not yet fully operational,” when in fact commercial operations began about two months ago. Moreover, in surveying the sixteenth annual Pentagon China reports issued since 2002, one can often find typos, redundancies, or slight ambiguities in verb tense—the latter of which can make the exact status of a new weapons system seem unclear. Finally, the report’s judgements are not footnoted or otherwise explained. Readers are not told how exactly the Pentagon calculated China’s defense budget at $180 billion for 2016 instead of the $144.3 billion that Beijing announced (itself already fourteen times that of Taipei). That said, the 2017 edition offers few other issues with which to quibble—save for the perennial reality that it would always be nice to have still further information. Unlike some of its predecessors, the report correctly locates what is now the Eastern Theater Navy Headquarters in Ningbo, not Dinghai. Perhaps most importantly, it finally documents the existence of China’s maritime militia, which has played a frontline role in China’s sovereignty advances in the South China Sea since at least 1974. As usual, China’s official government spokespeople and allied media such as the state mouthpieces and the Global Times rail against the report for shining light on Chinese activities. But they offer few, if any, substantive challenges to the invaluable facts that it brings to the discussion. In this, the report makes a contribution worth far more than the $97,000 spent on its production. To the extent that Beijing declines to be transparent about significant military and security developments of importance to its neighbors and the world beyond, it is vital that the public everywhere is offered a report that does so—backed by the full knowledge and authority of the U.S. government. Andrew Erickson is a professor at the U.S. Naval War College. Image: Flypast of the Chengdu J-20 during the opening of Airshow China in Zhuhai in November 2016. Wikimedia Commons / Alert5

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07 июня, 12:57

Lions slip to disappointing defeat to Blues after stunning Ihaia West try

• Blues 22-16 British & Irish Lions• Injuries for Jared Payne and Dan Biggar add to tourists’ problemsThe British & Irish Lions have suffered worse defeats than this in Auckland and a provincial loss or two will not define their tour. Even so, before they return to this stadium to face the All Blacks on 24 June some fundamental issues need addressing. Without sharper backline execution, better lineout execution and tighter discipline, they will not win the matches that really matter.To suggest this was a contest they would have won if they had conceded fewer penalties also obscures the abiding lesson of a damp, showery evening. Ultimately the Blues emerged victorious courtesy of two vivid flashes of creative skill the Lions simply could not match; unless Warren Gatland’s squad conjures up some similar game-changing magicians, all their undoubted forward power is going to be insufficient. Continue reading...

06 июня, 22:45

South Korea ETFs in Focus on $10 Billion Stimulus

Moon Jae-in wants to boost job growth by introducing a $10 billion stimulus package.

06 июня, 14:10

9 худших автомобилей последних лет, от покупки которых стоит воздержаться

Американское издание Consumer Reports уже много лет составляет рейтинг лучших и худших машин, которые только можно купить. Журналисты проводят детальные исследования производительности, комфорта, безопасности, экономичности каждого автомобиля. В редких случаях новые модели зарабатывают рейтинг «не рекомендован». Такие случаи заканчиваются скандалами и провалом продаж. Какие же 9 машин авторитетный журнал признал худшими за последние годы – далее в обзоре.

06 июня, 01:59

5 People Were Just Shot To Death In Florida. But Don't Worry, It Wasn't Terrorism.

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); A man walked into his former workplace on Monday and opened fire on employees, killing five people before turning the gun on himself. Initial reports out of Orlando, Florida, prompted fears of terrorism. Less than two days before, terrorists had carried out a car and knife attack in London that left seven people dead, stirring President Donald Trump into a bout of fevered tweeting. Next week, Orlando will mark the one-year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting, the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001. But as details began to emerge from Monday’s crime scene ― a warehouse owned by Fiamma Incorporated, an RV accessory company ― it became clear that the bloodshed fit into a far more ordinary but far deadlier pattern of U.S. gun violence, and specifically of workplace shootings. To some, that seemed to be a reason not to give too much attention to the carnage. Morning broadcasts on CNN and Fox News covered the Orlando incident as developing news, but reports tapered off after police confirmed there was no link to terrorism. MSNBC appeared not to mention the shooting at all, according to a HuffPost review of Monday’s programming. (MSNBC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.) The modest level of attention given to the Orlando massacre, one of the deadliest shootings yet this year, is just the latest sign of how desensitized many Americans have become to the ravages of daily gun violence. There have already been more than 140 mass shootings this year, according to a tally from the Gun Violence Archive, a not-for-profit corporation that defines a mass shooting as any incident where “four or more [are] shot and/or killed in a single event... at the same general time and location, not including the shooter.” With mass shootings happening so often, it might be unfair to expect cable news to grind to a halt every time one occurs. But the relative restraint of Monday’s coverage is telling, given the breathlessness with which news organizations often report on terror-related incidents. You wouldn’t know it from watching the news, but workplace violence claims far more lives in the U.S. each year than terrorism. In 2015, a total of 417 people died due to homicides in the workplace, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The vast majority of those victims were shot to death, making up just a small fraction of the nearly 10,000 gun homicides that year. In 2017, workplace shootings have already ripped through gyms, restaurants and office buildings. Some of the deadliest mass shooters in U.S. history have also targeted workplaces, many of them gunmen who had easy access to firearms despite histories of violence or mental illness. Indeed, the suspect in the latest Orlando shooting had previously been accused of battering a co-worker at Fiamma, authorities said. (That person was not present on Monday.) Terrorists, on the other hand, have killed a total of 156 people in the U.S. since Sept. 11, 2001, according to a study by the New America Foundation, a public policy think tank. So-called “jihadists” have been responsible for 95 deaths, more than half of which occurred in the Pulse nightclub shooting last year. Another 53 people have died in “far right wing” attacks, and eight were killed by terrorists motivated by what NAF calls “Black Separatist/Nationalist/Supremacist” ideologies. These statistics, however, don’t serve the narrative the Trump administration is pushing. The president seized on the weekend terror attack in London to aggressively ― and perhaps foolishly ― defend his controversial “travel ban” targeting six majority-Muslim nations. And although five innocent people are now dead in Orlando, Trump’s critics are wondering if he’ll even weigh in on the tragedy, especially considering it was carried out by a 45-year-old white man. Trump deciding whether it's okay to ignore the Orlando shooting. pic.twitter.com/c1QZfjRqwg— Dab Aggin (@DabAggin) June 5, 2017 Scant media coverage of the Orlando mass shooting by a non-Muslim today again demonstrates it doesn't matter how you die, but who kills you.— CJ Werleman (@cjwerleman) June 5, 2017 Others pointed out that Monday’s workplace massacre presents an awkward juxtaposition for the president. On Sunday, Trump, who campaigned on a pro-gun platform, tweeted that nobody was talking about guns after the London attack. Do you notice we are not having a gun debate right now? That's because they used knives and a truck!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2017 In the wake of Monday’s shooting, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) said that should change. 5 innocent lives were stolen in Orlando bc of what seems to be a disgruntled employee.Ready to discuss America's gun violence problem yet? https://t.co/g00iVv3CaV— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) June 5, 2017 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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