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#China has ramped up its anti-American rhetoric, warning #US farmers would be the ones who suffer the fallout of a full-blown #tradewar between the world's two biggest economies, while offering to join forces with Europe to fight Donald #Trump's 'protectionism'.

#China has also showed willingness to work more closely with the #EuropeanUnion, which has also become embroiled in its own trade dispute with the Trump administration. China said on Thursday (June 21) it would hold a trade summit with the #EuropeanCommission on June 25 to promote bilateral economic and trade cooperation. China also reiterated its criticism of Mr Trump's latest salvo in the tit-for-tat trade dispute, accusing Washington of 'extortion' and threatening to stand its ground in a dispute expected to hurt the economies of both countries.


#GlobalEconomy #Protectionism #America #Globalisation #GlobalTrade #TradeWars #EconomicRisk #Economy #TradePolicy #InternationalTrade #TradeTariffs #Politics #Geopolitics #InternationalRelations
China offers to join forces with #Europe to fight Donald Trump on trade
https://www.afr.com/news/world/asia/china-offers-to-join-forces-with-europe-to-fight-donald-trump-on-trade-20180621-h11oft

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Google Assistant’s Continued Conversations feature makes voice commands less awkward http://tnw.me/YmEDUtw

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Via +Neuroscience News
A year of schooling leaves students with new knowledge, and it also equates with a small but noticeable increase to students’ IQ, according to a systematic meta-analysis published in Psychological Science.

Ritchie et al. (2018) How Much Does Education Improve Intelligence? A Meta-Analysis: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0956797618774253

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U drown out the whiskey!

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Column: Wendell Carter Jr. is not the sexy pick but the smart one for the Bulls

Unrealistic expectations diminished this NBA draft for the Bulls, who set their fans up for disappointment a year ago when they traded All-Star Jimmy Butler and tanked last season. Perception distorted Thursday night’s reality.

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Google Assistant gets conversational: 'Hey' and 'OK' not needed for follow ups- Technology News, Firstpost

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Shuffling Around the Federal Government

So the Trumpists have thoughts on how to reorganize the federal government to make it more efficient.

Two thoughts:

1. Given the strong strain in Radical Right thought that looks to essentially geld / hamstring / abolish the federal government, any such proposals should be taken with a high degree of suspicion, even if they make surface sense.

2. Yeah, there are almost certainly ways in which a highly political and bureaucratic environment like the executive branch can be made more efficient.

3. On the other hand, beware lumping "enemies list" organizations together, esp. when there is no particular rationale for the consolidation. This is almost certainly a way to create a single throat to choke in budget negotiation. (E.g., the combination of the Labor and Education departments).

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The new features will let you take a picture of something with your phone, and Bing will try to identify it and provide links for more information. #News #Bing

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Brain tumors come in all shapes and sizes—and so do their symptoms. The key to a tumor's symptoms really depends on its location. Find out if that's a warning sign of a brain tumor.

http://www.hownutrition.info/7-warning-signs-of-a-brain-tumour-you-should-know/

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Google has an entire platform dedicated to helping you extend the functionality of the Google Assistant. Here's how to build your own Google Assistant Actions! #AndroidDevelopment #AndroidDeveloperTools #AndroidDevelopers

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Google Showcases Google Assistant With New Phone Booth Demos

Google is teaming up with +T-Mobile to install experimental demos in signature T-Mobile stores in Chicago and San Francisco.

The demos aim to blend old tech with new tech — they are styled after phone booths, and inside them, customers will be able to both demo hardware like the LG G7 ThinQ, JBL Pulse 3, and Google Home Mini, and software — the Google Assistant. Of course, once you have experienced Google Assistant, you will be able to buy compatible devices from T-Mobile.

Three type of booths/demos will be showcased,
- “Tiny Gym,” basically involves customers asking Google Assistant to play a workout playlist while customers use resistance bands.
- “Tiny Kitchen” involves Assistant looking up recipes and setting timers for cooking time.
- “Tiny Museum,” in which customers can pick up a phone and use Google Lens to learn about paintings and artists featured in the Art Institute of Chicago.

Demos will be running for next three months, and you can check them out for yourselves at T-Mobile’s flagship stores in Chicago and San Francisco.

This isn’t the first time we have seen the phone booth demos, which first showed up at CES earlier in the year. Then, recently, Google launched a mini-golf pop-up in New York City, in which each hole was aimed at showcasing what Google Assistant can do in a different room of the house. It’s likely we will see more experiences like this as Google continues to take on the competition.

#googlehomemini #smarthome #googleassistant #heygoogle #tmobile #phonebooth

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Carrington Falls - Budderoo National Park, Robertson

Increasingly inaccessible, this is a 150m (500') drop off the Kangaroo River.

A single shot, lightly toned for structure.

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Clear reflections of a starry night over Glencoe Lochan, Scotland

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Island in the Sun

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Crocus, version 2
In this iteration, I’ve used multiple exposures to affect the tone and coloration of the flower. This is a double exposure using Canon’s Bright blending mode. The first exposure was a straight shot of the flower on a light box. The second exposure was a slow ½ second pan of the crocus flower. Canon’s Bright blending mode makes a pixel by pixel comparison of the two images and keeps only the brightest pixel from each image. For this reason, the background white from the first image is unchanged by the second exposure since nothing in the second image can be brighter than absolute white. Only the flower is subject to change and only to the extent that the pixels in the second image are lighter than those of the first. And because the second image was a pan, its individual pixels are a blend of the various parts of the image through which they’ve been moved. Thus, the stem of the flower is a kind of grey tone because those pixels in the second image were a blend of the original stem and the white background (both of which were panned through this space) and this, in turn, was lighter than the first image which contained the original stem only. I know…it sounds complicated. The best way to really grasp it is just to try it yourself. Seeing is understanding.

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Mt. Fuji and the Shinkansen Bullet Train
An iconic view captured at Fujikawa River in Fuji City, Shizuoka Pref.

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My journey begins xoxo

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This article gives you an insight into three most important aspects you must follow when putting up your #Google local business listings.

#GoogleLocalListing #LocalBusinessLisiting #GoogleBusiness

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Stop wondering how they do it. Here's how to display #Linux distribution logo in ASCII art in terminal. https://itsfoss.com/display-linux-logo-in-ascii/

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My friend wants to know if U like him?

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Continuing a strong love affair between scientists and the former president of the United States.

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GiHub Education is now available for schools for free - Last week, Microsoft announced that they will be acquiring the open-source hosting giant GitHub. While the acquisition process of this code sharing and collaboration platform is being completed, they have today announced the general availability of a new program called [...] The post GiHub Education is now available for schools for free appeared first on TWCN Tech News.

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