WASHINGTON/BEIJING: A U.S. bid to block China's Huawei Technologies from buying vital American technology threw into question sales from some of the largest tech companies and drew a sharp rebuke on Thursday from Beijing, which warned it could hurt trade talks.Shares of Huawei's U.S. suppliers fell on fears the Chinese firm would be forced to stop buying American chips, software and other components after the Trump administration banned it from buying U.S. technology without special approval.Huawei, the world's biggest telecoms equipment maker, said that losing access to U.S. suppliers "will do significant economic harm to the American companies" and affect "tens of thousands of American jobs.""Huawei will seek remedies immediately and find a resolution to this matter," the company said in a statement.U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told Bloomberg the order blacklisting Huawei will go into effect on Friday.The U.S. crackdown, announced on Wednesday, was the latest shot fired in a … [Read more...] about Huawei ban clouds US-China trade talks, tech sector
A rustic landscape with rolling hills, a boardwalk across a marshland and a unique rain tree "island" set in the middle of a lake. This will be the sight that greets residents of the upcoming Bidadari estate, which will have 10,000 Housing Board units and be progressively completed by 2022. Details of Bidadari Park were revealed yesterday in an interview with the HDB team that led the development of the project. COLLABORATION The park is a multi-agency collaboration involving HDB, the National Parks Board, national water agency PUB and the National Heritage Board. At 10ha, which is the size of about 15 football fields, the park is among the largest done by the statutory board. The park will take up 10 per cent of the estate's space and nestle snugly among the residential blocks, with trails connecting seamlessly through the estate. The HDB team sought to retain as much of Bidadari's natural woodland as possible and did so after a three-year analysis, said Mr Leonard Cai, deputy … [Read more...] about Bidadari estate to feature 10ha park
By Heather Mallick Star Columnist Fri., May 3, 2019 U.S. Attorney-General William Barr is a deplorable person, always has been. Worse, at least in the eyes of Washington, is that he’s a poor lawyer. Only the most foolish attorney would brazenly lie to House and Senate committees while knowing that evidence proving he was lying was in his possession, on paper. Barr said on April 10 that special counsel Robert Mueller hadn’t objected to his dismissive conclusion that the Mueller report “did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or co-ordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.” This was cherry-picking from a voluminous report. In fact, Mueller had already sent two letters to Barr and phoned him directly to lay out his objections to Barr’s artful dismissals of the report. When news about Mueller’s anger was revealed by journalists, Barr told the … [Read more...] about William Barr is a bad lawyer and a bad liar
WASHINGTON: US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who chose Special Counsel Robert Mueller to lead the Russia interference probe and protected him from political intrusion, announced on Monday (Apr 29) he was stepping down.In a letter to President Donald Trump, Rosenstein said he would depart on May 11, after more than two turbulent years as the second highest-ranking official in the Department of Justice.The veteran Republican prosecutor, 54, stunned the country on May 17, 2017 when he named an independent lawyer to take on the Russia probe after Trump fired FBI director James Comey.Then-attorney general Jeff Sessions had already recused himself from overseeing the investigation, leaving Rosenstein in charge.That made Rosenstein effectively the one buffer between Mueller and the White House - a position that became even more crucial when the investigation began examining whether Trump himself had obstructed justice by firing Comey and then trying to have Mueller ousted.In his … [Read more...] about US deputy attorney general who oversaw Mueller probe resigns
By Katherine Lalancette The Kit Mon., April 29, 2019 I am of the opinion that dry shampoo isn’t just practical, it’s political. Hear me out: While guys can hop in the shower, slip on a clean shirt and scarf down a Clif bar in 15 minutes flat, most women’s morning routines involve a lot more time and effort. Especially on hair wash days. But thanks to dry shampoo, we too can sleep in and be “low-maintenance,” at least for a few days a week. It’s freaking equality in a can. But, alas, that equality is under attack. Rumours are swirling that the grease-nixing stuff could actually be bad for our hair, even leading to thinning and shedding. Code Red, my friends. Unwilling to part ways with my beloved Batiste, I turned to the pros to see if there was any truth to the claims. Read on for everything you need to know. Is dry shampoo bad for hair? For most of us, the answer is no, says Dr. Jeff Donovan of Whistler’s Donovan Hair … [Read more...] about Is dry shampoo bad for your hair?