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SLAC scientists find a new way to explain how a black hole’s plasma jets boost particles to the highest energies observed in the universe. The results could also prove useful for fusion and accelerator research on Earth.

Tangled magnetic fields power cosmic particle accelerators: https://www6.slac.stanford.edu/news/2018-12-13-tangled-magnetic-fields-power-cosmic-particle-accelerators.aspx

Alves et al. (2018) Efficient Nonthermal Particle Acceleration by the Kink Instability in Relativistic Jets: https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.245101
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#TECH #INNOVATION Cydia app store pulls plug on purchases for jailbroken iPhones - The Cydia app store has been the place that those with jailbroken iPhones have flocked to for apps that Apple wouldn't have in its app store, so the end to purchases feels like the beginning of the end of an era.
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and you can bet that Trump will selectively use those documents to make things better for the American people , Democrats know that he does have the documents and do not want them released
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song of the great world - music hymn

● The light that belongs to you,
is the light of joy.

Words and Composition: Peter Heaven

a beautiful video about the journey by plane to some important points of our dreamlike earth.

Instrumental music in its most beautiful way

blue light orchestra ..... emotional harmonic instrumental music by Peter Heaven

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Headboard on wheels also acts as a room divider

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The old conundrum of who to call if you want to speak to ' #Europe' now applies to 'the West' as a whole. With lame-duck leaders in the #UK and #Germany, President #EmmanuelMacron humbled by the Gilets Jaunes revolt in #France and the #US profoundly divided over its role in the world, an emerging leadership vacuum in the world’s wealthy democracies has grown suddenly acute. 'There is no leadership in Europe' or from the U.S., according to former Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who ran the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as secretary general from 2009 to 2014.


#WorldEconomy #Economy #Geopolitics #Diplomacy #Politics #ForeignPolicy #InternationalRelations #ForeignRelations #EconomicRelations #EconomicCooperation #DevelopedEconomies #DevelopingEconomies
Disarray in Europe and U.S. Leaves a Hole Where 'the West' Was
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-16/disarray-in-europe-and-u-s-leaves-a-hole-where-the-west-was
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democrats are furious at the thought of Jared Kushner getting this job
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🤭Well, I don't want to brag but, good ole Harper, remember Canada's former
dic-tator, that guy, we beat you to this long ago!! We fired all our lake scientists and it cost way more than running the labs for 50 yrs! How much $$$ to sell out the planet?

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There are many strategies you can use to promote good sleep, including making changes to your diet, as some foods have sleep-promoting properties. Here are the 13 best foods you can eat before bed to enhance your sleep quality.

https://health-zone.org/13-best-foods-to-eat-to-get-more-sleep/
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Do you think obamacare can survive after Texas judge rules it unconstitutional'
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Sequels are not just for blockbuster movies. Hit mobile games often spawn much-anticipated follow-ups a few years after the original app was released. And like movie sequels, some game sequels are bigger and better, but others don’t measure up to the original.

https://todaysintech.com/tech-review-4-great-apps-deserved-a-sequel/
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Windows Defender Application Guard is designed for Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge to isolate enterprise-defined untrusted sites to help you protect your system from malicious attacks. Using this hardware isolation approach, you can destroy the loophole that attackers use.
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The U.S., not China, is the real threat to international rule of law

by Jeffrey D. Sachs, an American economist and the director of Columbia University’s Center for Sustainable Development:

Our era increasingly recalls the period preceding 1914. And as with Europe’s great powers back then, the United States, led by an administration intent on asserting America’s dominance over China, is pushing the world toward disaster.

The context of the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou – a dangerous move by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration in its intensifying conflict with China – matters enormously.

The United States requested that Canada arrest Ms. Meng in the Vancouver airport en route to Mexico from Hong Kong, and then extradite her to the United States. Such a move is almost a U.S. declaration of war on China’s business community.

Nearly unprecedented, it puts American business people travelling abroad at much greater risk of such actions by other countries.

Ms. Meng is charged with violating U.S. sanctions on Iran. Yet, consider her arrest in the context of the large number of companies, U.S. and non-U.S., that have violated America’s sanctions against Iran and other countries. In 2011, for example, JP Morgan Chase paid $88.3 million in fines in 2011 for violating U.S. sanctions against Cuba, Iran and Sudan. Yet Jamie Dimon wasn’t grabbed off a plane and whisked into custody.

And JP Morgan Chase was hardly alone in violating U.S. sanctions. Since 2010, the following major financial institutions paid fines for such violations: Banco do Brasil, Bank of America, Bank of Guam, Bank of Moscow, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Clearstream Banking, Commerzbank, Compass, Crédit Agricole, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, ING, Intesa Sanpaolo, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, National Bank of Pakistan, PayPal, RBS (ABN Amro), Société Générale, Toronto-Dominion Bank, Trans Pacific National Bank (now known as Beacon Business Bank), Standard Chartered and Wells Fargo.

None of the CEOs or CFOs of these sanction-busting banks were arrested and taken into custody for these violations. In all of these cases, the corporation – rather than an individual manager – was held accountable. Nor were they held accountable for the pervasive lawbreaking in the lead-up to or aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, for which the banks paid a staggering US$243 billion in fines, according to a recent tally. In light of this record, Ms. Meng’s arrest is a shocking break with practice. Yes, hold CEOs and CFOs accountable – but start at home in order to avoid hypocrisy, self-interest disguised as high principle and the risk of inciting a new global conflict.

Quite transparently, the U.S. action against Ms. Meng really seems to be part of the Trump administration’s broader attempt to undermine China’s economy by imposing tariffs, closing Western markets to Chinese high-technology exports and blocking Chinese purchases of U.S. and European technology companies. One can say, without exaggeration, that this is part of an economic war on China – and a reckless one at that.

Huawei is one of China’s most important technology companies and therefore a prime target in the Trump administration’s effort to slow or stop China’s advance into several high-technology sectors. America’s motivations in this economic war are partly commercial – to protect and favour laggard U.S. companies – and partly geopolitical. They certainly have nothing to do with upholding the international rule of law.

The U.S. appears to be trying to target Huawei especially because of the company’s success in marketing cutting-edge 5G technologies globally. The U.S. claims the company poses a specific security risk through hidden surveillance capabilities in its hardware and software. Yet the U.S. government has provided no evidence for this claim.

A recent diatribe against Huawei in the Financial Times is revealing in this regard. After conceding that “you cannot have concrete proof of interference in ICT, unless you are lucky enough to find the needle in the haystack,” the author simply asserts that “you don’t take the risk of putting your security in the hands of a potential adversary.” In other words: While we can’t really point to misbehavior by Huawei, we should blacklist the company nonetheless.

When global trade rules obstruct Mr. Trump’s gangster tactics, then the rules have to go, according to him. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo admitted as much last week in Brussels: “Our administration,” he said, is “lawfully exiting or renegotiating outdated or harmful treaties, trade agreements, and other international arrangements that don’t serve our sovereign interests, or the interests of our allies.” Yet before it exits these agreements, the administration is trashing them through reckless and unilateral actions.

The unprecedented arrest of Ms. Meng is even more provocative because it is based on U.S. extra-territorial sanctions – that is, the claim by the U.S. that it can order other countries to stop trading with third parties such as Cuba or Iran. The U.S. would certainly not tolerate China or any other country telling American companies with whom they can or cannot trade.

Sanctions regarding non-national parties (such as U.S. sanctions on a Chinese business) should not be enforced by one country alone, but according to agreements reached within the United Nations Security Council. In that regard, UN Security Council Resolution 2231 calls on all countries to drop sanctions on Iran as part of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement. Yet the United States. – and only the United States – now rejects the Security Council’s role in such matters. The Trump administration, not Huawei or China, is today’s greatest threat to the international rule of law, and therefore to global peace.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-the-us-not-china-is-the-real-threat-to-international-rule-of-law/?utm_medium=Referrer:+Social+Network+/+Media&utm_campaign=Shared+Web+Article+Links
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