April 30, 2018
Oil prices gained on Thursday as the risk of renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran, plunging Venezuelan output, and robust global demand shook off the effects of a strong dollar. Global benchmark Brent crude futures LCOc1 gained 74 cents to settle at $74.74 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 were up 14 cents to $68.19 a barrel.To get more financial news , you can visit shine news official website.
"Oil has had a very good week so far given what the dollar has done,” said Bill Baruch, president of Blue Line Futures in Chicago.
The dollar against a basket of currencies .DXY hit its highest since mid-January. A stronger greenback makes it more expensive to buy dollar-denominated commodities like oil.
"The dollar has held crude back from gaining further ground. I expect the market to have a good finish for the week given the uncertainty around the Iran deal,” Baruch said.
A top adviser to Iran’s supreme leader said Tehran would not accept any change to the 2015 nuclear deal, as Western signatories prepare a new package in the hope of persuading U.S. President Donald Trump to stick with the accord.
This comes a day after French President Emmanuel Macron said he expected Trump to pull out of the agreement.
Trump will decide by May 12 whether to restore the sanctions, which would probably result in a reduction of Iranian oil exports. Brent has gained about 6 percent this month thanks to expectations that the United States could do so.
"The rally seems to be intact and is looking for the next spark to push it higher. That spark could come from reinstituting sanctions. But not only is there the possibility of sanctions on Iran, but there’s also the possibility of Venezuelan and Russian sanctions,” said Gene McGillian, manager of market research at Tradition Energy in Stamford, Connecticut.
Venezuelan oil output PRODN-VE has already tumbled forty percent in two years, and the European Union said earlier this month it could impose further sanctions on Venezuela if it believes democracy is being undermined there.
Trade data in Thomson Reuters Eikon shows seaborne imports of crude by Asia’s main buyers will hit a record this month. By end-April, China will likely have taken in more than 9 million bpd of crude – its most ever and nearly 10 percent of global consumption.
The equities market, with all three major indexes up [.N], was also supporting oil, said Walter Zimmerman, chief technical analyst at United-ICAP.
Smartphone shipments in China have suffered their biggest decline ever, plummeting more than 21% in the first quarter of 2018 compared with the same period last year, according to a new report from research firm Canalys.To get more events calendar, you can visit shine news official website.
Chinese consumers bought just 91 million phones in the first three months of this year. The last time the number was that low was in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Canalys had forecast the decline but didn’t «foresee the drop would be so huge,» said Canalys analyst Mo Jia.
The report comes as Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone maker, boasted record quarterly earnings on Thursday, reporting an increase of 52% over the previous year. But the South Korean company also warned that overall «sluggish demand» for smartphones would drag down future earnings. That slowdown has already hit Samsung (SSNLF) sales in China, the world’s largest smartphone market. The company sold just 2 million devices in China in the first quarter of 2018, down more than 50% compared to the same period last year, according to Jia.
Apple (AAPL) also lost ground in China, dropping two spots to sixth place in the market, Canalys said. The research firm declined to say how many devices Apple sold in China, but Jia said the company suffered a «significant decline» in shipments from the previous quarter.
Apple usually has a drop between the fourth quarter of one year and the first quarter of the next, but this decline was bigger than expected, said Jia.
«Apple has a strong image, but their product and innovation is restricted to the very high-priced iPhone X … most Chinese cannot afford that price so they switch to Huawei or Oppo,» said Jia. Huawei was one of only two companies to buck the declining trend. The Chinese smartphone maker saw sales climb 2%. It remains the top smartphone seller in China, followed by local rivals Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi, according to Canalys.
Xiaomi was the only company to post double digit growth, with sales up 37%, partly reflecting a lackluster performance in 2017, said Jia.
Canalys predicts growth in the smartphone market will pick up again in the next three months, thanks to new flagship phones from Oppo and Vivo. But that will likely be the only bright spot for the year.
Shanghai is the biggest port in China and it is a center of technique, trade, finance, information and culture. And also it is one of the biggest cities in the world and a famous international port. The Bund has evolved into a center for international finance and trade. China’s major economic powerhouse Shanghai reported 540.876 billion yuan of gross domestic product (GDP) in year 2002.To get more shanghai economy, you can visit shine news official website.
Income tax increased by 41 percent to nearly 6.71 billion yuan in the local fiscal revenue. The city’s annual local fiscal expenditure hit 87.78 billion yuan, up 20.9 percent year-on-year.
Industry structure has been optimizing with the secondary and tertiary industries underpinning the economic development. Value-added of the primary industry was 8.82 billion yuan, up three percent year-on-year, value-added of the secondary industry hit nearly 256.47 billion yuan, up 12.1 percent year-on-year and value-added of the tertiary industry topped 275.58 billion yuan, up ten percent year-on-year.
Shanghai is the largest industrial base in China. In China, there are 166 different kinds of industry of which 157 ones are in Shanghai. The output of steels is in the first place of the iron and steel industry in China. Oil and chemistry industries are developing in a high speed, and now it includes more than 20 special fields. Shanghai Oil and Chemistry Factory, which is in Hangzhou bay, can process 8 million tons’ chemical raw materials each year and now it becomes the biggest polyester-producing base in China.
The car industry are formed the producing system which can approach the international level. Dazhong Car Co Ltd. can produce 200 thousand Shnaghai— Santana cars each year. About the family equipment, fridge, washing machine, air-conditioner and video are called the four major ones. The communication equipment and electric station equipment are developing now. Shanghai created satellite communication, optical fibre communication, supercritical fire power generators and some other high technical products.
Shipbuilding, machine, textile, instrument and some other traditional industries are developing in the adjustment. Computer, biomedicine project, micro-electron, laser skills and more high and new technical industries are risen abruptly under the wave of open and reform policy.
Shanghai is the biggest commercial center in China; it emerges its enchanting bearing in the grand and smooth atmosphere.
Pudong is a piece of hoping land. The developing goal is working hard for many years, build Pudong as an extroverted, multi-function and modern area which can possess the leading level of the world. Pudong will establish the base of changing Shanghai into one of the center of international economy, finance and trade and the socialist modern city. A new international airport opened in Pudong (East Shanghai) in 1999.
April 26, 2018
Sexist recruitment practices had contributed to a decrease in the proportion of women working, HRW said.
Tech giants and government agencies had published «male only» adverts, as well as others asking women applicants to be «trim» and «aesthetically pleasing».To get more business news today, you can visit shine news official website.
Alibaba said it would «conduct stricter reviews», and Tencent apologised.
Alibaba, an e-commerce giant, was accused of repeatedly using the lure of attractive female co-workers in its recruitment campaigns, using the phrases «Ali beauties» and «goddesses» to describe them on social media.
Other major companies also accused of advertising their female employees’ beauty include Tencent – which runs China’s most popular messenger app WeChat, internet company Baidu and leading telecom firm Huawei.HRW found that the adverts reflected «traditional and deeply discriminatory views» that women are less capable than men and that they will not be committed to their jobs because of their stereotypical role as family caregivers.
«Our track record of not just hiring but promoting women in leadership positions speaks for itself,» an Alibaba spokesperson told the BBC on Monday.
It pointed to the fact that one-third of its founders and managers were women, but said it would be stricter in ensuring «compliance with our policy» of providing «equal opportunity regardless of gender».We are sorry they occurred and we will take swift action to ensure they do not happen again,» a statement said.
A Baidu spokesperson said, according to CNN: «We value the important work that our female employees do across the organisation, and deeply regret the instances where our job postings did not align with Baidu’s values.»
They also said that the company had identified and removed offending job postings before the release of the HRW report.
Huawei, one of the world’s largest smartphone makers, said it would review the allegations and work to ensure its recruitment materials are «fully sensitive of gender equality».Nearly one in five job ads for China’s 2018 national civil service called for ‘men only’ or ‘men preferred’,» said HRW’s China director Sophie Richardson.
«Chinese authorities need to act now to enforce existing laws to end government and private hiring practices that blatantly discriminate against women.»
The 99-page report analysed more than 36,000 job advertisements posted between 2013 and 2018 on Chinese recruitment and company websites and on social media platforms.
Prince William leave hospital with newborn son The world got its first look at the newest member of Britain's royal family today as Prince William and Princess Kate debuted him outside the London hospital where Kate gave birth.To get more Shine news, you can visit shine news official website.
Kate, 36, wearing a red dress, held her third child as she exited St. Mary's Hospital alongside William.Kate delivered the baby -- who weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces at birth -- at 11:01 a.m., local time today, according to Kensington Palace. William, 35, was present for the baby's birth in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital.He departed the hospital a few hours after the baby's birth was announced, and later returned with the baby's older siblings, Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, who turns 3 on May 2.
William and Kate traveled from the hospital to their residence at Kensington Palace.Their Royal Highnesses would like to thank all staff at the hospital for the care and treatment they have received," Kensington Palace said in a statement. "They would also like to thank everyone for their warm wishes." Introducing the newborn outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital is the same step Kate and William took after Kate gave birth to George, in 2013, and Charlotte, in 2015. It is also what the late Princess Diana did after she gave birth to her two sons, William and Prince Harry, at the same hospital.Take a look back at the first glimpses of royal newborns outside the Lindo Wing.
Princess Charlotte's face was visible to the world when Kate carried her outside of St. Mary's Hospital on May 2, 2015, alongside William. Kate, dressed in a floral dress with her hair in curls, gave birth to Charlotte on the same day that she and William left the hospital with their newest addition. Kate and William made their first appearance together outside of St. Mary's Hospital with Prince George Alexander Louis on July 23, 2013. Kate, who gave birth to George on July 22, wore a polka dot dress that drew comparisons to her late mother-in-law, Diana.
Diana delivered Prince Henry Charles Albert David at St. Mary's Hospital on Sept. 15, 1984. She wore a red coat and red shoes to carry Harry outside of the hospital two days later, on September 22nd. Diana, Charles and Harry, wrapped in a white blanket, were greeted by loud cheers from the gathered crowd.Diana gave birth to Prince William Arthur Philip Louis in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital on June 21, 1982, marking a break from the tradition of royal births at Buckingham Palace.
Trump warns immigrant caravan approaching U.S The Department of Homeland Security on Monday vowed to prosecute Central American migrants in a "caravan" near the U.S. border if they try to enter illegally and Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the effort was a "deliberate attempt to undermine our laws and overwhelm our system."To get more viral videos, you can visit shine news official website.
With the caravan on the final stage of its journey — about 440 miles, or a 12-hour journey by bus or train from the southern border — DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, acting under orders from President Donald Trump, said the agency was monitoring the group's movement and those who enter the U.S. illegally will be referred for prosecution.
There are about 500 migrants in the caravan. "Pockets of the original, so-called 'migrant caravan, which press reports indicate consists mostly of Honduran nationals, have begun to arrive at our southern border with the intent of claiming asylum," Sessions said. "These individuals — and their smugglers — ignored the willingness of the Mexican government to allow them to stay in Mexico." Sessions added, "Let today's message be clear: Our nation has the most generous immigration system in the world, but this is a deliberate attempt to undermine our laws and overwhelm our system. There is no right to demand entry without justification. Smugglers and traffickers and those who lie or commit fraud will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law." Nielsen said asylum-seekers will be detained while their cases are processed, and those who the U.S. determines don't have a legitimate claim will be "promptly removed from the United States." "If you enter the United States illegally, let me be clear: You have broken the law," she said in a statement Monday.
"And we will enforce the law through prosecution of illegal border crossers." Seeking asylum is legal.Nielsen added that the administration had sent to the southern border additional ICE attorneys and Justice Department judges and prosecutors to ensure that all caravan asylum cases would be "adjudicated promptly." The developments foreshadow a potential showdown on the border. Most of the migrants in the caravan, who are fleeing violence in their home countries, plan to seek asylum once they get to the U.S, organizers have said.
April 20, 2018
Emerging demand of higher bandwidth and faster speed connections has significantly enhanced the growth of fiber optic cable assemblies market over the past several years, especially the single mode fiber (SMF) and multimode fiber cable (MMF). However, though these two types of optical cables are widely used in diverse applications, the problem—single mode vs multimode fiber: what’s the difference—is still confusing. Therefore,business the following article will focus on the basic construction, fiber distance, cost and fiber color, to make an in-depth comparison between single mode and multimode fiber.Single mode means the fiber enables one type of light mode to be propagated at a time. While multimode means the fiber can propagate multiple modes. The difference between single mode and multimode fiber mainly lies in fiber core diameter, wavelength, light source and bandwidth.
Single mode fiber core diameter is much smaller than multimode fiber. The typical core diameter is 9µm even if there are others available. And multimode fiber core diameter is 50µm and 62.5µm typically, which enables it has higher "light gathering” ability and simplify connections. The cladding diameter of single mode and multimode fiber is 125µm.Due to the large core size if multimode fiber, some low-cost light sources like LEDs (light-emitting diodes) and VCSELs (vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers) that works at the 850nm and 1310nm wavelength are used in multimode fiber cables. While the single mode often uses a laser or laser diodes to produce light injected into the cable. And the commonly used single mode fiber wavelength is 1310nm and 1550nm.Multimode fiber bandwidth is limited by its light mode and the maximum bandwidth at present is 28000MHz*km of OM5 fiber. While single mode fiber bandwidth is unlimited theoretically due to it allows one light of mode to pass through at a time.
In addition, there are also some differences between single mode and multimode fiber color, read the article to get clear infro: How to Identify the Fiber Optic Cable Color Code?
It’s known that single mode fiber is suitable for long distance applications, while multimode optical fiber is designed for short distance runs. Then when it comes to single mode vs multimode fiber distance, what’s the quantifiable differences?From the chart, we can see as single mode fiber distance is much longer than that of multimode fiber cables at the data rate from 1G to 10G, but OM3/OM4/OM5 multimode fiber supports higher data rate. Because multimode optical fiber has a large core size and supports more than one light mode, its fiber distance is limited by model dispersion which is a common phenomenon in multimode step-index fiber. While single mode fiber is not. That’s the essential difference between them.
FS.COM S3800/S3700/S2800 series 10G switch generally adopts Broadcom switch chips – currently the most widely used and mainstream chips in the market. Broadcom is considered as market leader for switching merchant silicons used in the network switch, and it sets the bar for data center switching. Broadcom chips are often used for data center switch with super-low latency and sensitivity, and many Ethernet switch upstarts like Cisco, HPE, Arista Networks, Dell and IBM also use various Broadcom chips in some of their switches. With Broadcom switch chips installed in our S3800/S3700/S2800 series 10G switch, users can expect a peek at network scalability and performance.The S3800 series 10G switch has three models available, including S3800-24F4S, S3800-24T4S and S3800-48T4S, while the S2800 & S3700 series 10G switch consists of S2800-24T4F & S3700-24T4S only. S3800 series can support IPv6 and have stacking function, while S2800 & S3700 series can support Web management and Link aggregation function. The description of each is presented below.
The Utah Jazz returned to Chesapeake Energy Arena and took care of the Thunder in Game 2, coming back from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to even the series at 1-1. Donovan Mitchell, who was questionable for the game due to a foot injury, ended up starting, and he came up big for Utah, pouring in 28 points.To get more basketball news, you can visit shine news official website.
More impressive: Mitchell outscored the Thunder’s «Big Three» by a 13-2 margin in the final quarter.
Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony simply could not buy a bucket in the fourth quarter, as they combined to go 0-for-14 from the field. Two free throws by Westbrook were the only points they put up in the frame. Understandably, that wasn’t good enough. You just aren’t going to win many games — especially playoff games — when your three best scorers shoot that poorly down the stretch.
To be fair, some of those shots were heaves in the final minute as the Thunder tried in vain to make a miraculous comeback, but most of the credit here goes to Utah’s defense. Ricky Rubio, especially, was impactful.
Watch as he holds his ground against Westbrook in the post, forcing the reigning MVP into a tough fadeaway. For the game, the Thunder Big Three combined to shoot 19 of 58 from the field, which is good for 32.7 percent. OKC is going to need better performances from Westbrook and George in particular if they want to steal a game in Utah and take back homecourt.
But if the Jazz are able to play defense like they did down the stretch of Game 2, that’s going to be a tough task. Midway through the third quarter, Korver made another significant play in transition. With lightning-fast Indiana star Victor Oladipo pushing the ball, Korver came out of nowhere to get his hand on a pass to Darren Collison. He then dove to the floor to recover the loose ball, allowing the Cavs to call a timeout. The Pacers had scored the last six points of the game, but the Korver-forced turnover put a stop to their momentum:Korver’s most timely play, however, came in crunch time. With about 90 seconds left in the game and Cleveland leading by six points, the swingman switched a pick-and-roll and found himself matched up with Indiana’s Myles Turner. The center immediately went to the block, hoping to exploit the mismatch, and sure enough, a pass came his way. Turner tried to go to work, but Korver refused to give up any ground, forcing him into an attempted stepback jumper that he couldn’t even get off. As soon as Turner exposed the ball, Korver swiped downwards and forced a turnover:
Two of the biggest names in golf took to social media to share condolences and mourn the loss of former First Lady Barbara Bush.To get more golf news, you can visit shine news official website.
Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92, two days after she announced she would focus on comfort rather than treatment for multiple chronic illnesses. Her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, was active in golf during his lengthy political career and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2011.
The Bushes had strong ties to the creation of the Presidents Cup in the mid-90s, an event in which both Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player have served as captains. Both men shared their memories of Bush on Twitter in the wake of her passing:It’s impossible for any of the players at this week’s Valero Texas Open to forget who captured the trophy last year.
That’s because most players stay at the JW Marriott hotel that’s a short walk from the first tee at TPC San Antonio, and the defending champion’s face is emblazoned on the hotel’s room keys. This week, that honor belongs to Kevin Chappell.
«You get some sly comments from players about their room key,» Chappell told reporters Wednesday. «‘Oh, I’m tired of looking at you.’ And I’m saying, ‘Believe me, I’m tired of being in everyone’s room.’»
The position of defending champ is one Chappell relishes this week as he returns to the site of his maiden PGA Tour victory. A one-shot win over Brooks Koepka led to a euphoric celebration on the 72nd green, and it helped propel Chappell to his first career spot on the Presidents Cup team in October.
Chappell has missed the cut each of the last two weeks, including the Masters, but he also recorded top-10 finishes at the CareerBuilder Challenge, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and Arnold Palmer Invitational. It’s reason enough for Chappell to feel optimistic heading back to a course where he was a runner-up in 2011 and finished T-4 in 2016.
«This year’s been a little bit of a strange year for me. I usually don’t find form until about here, usually a slow starter,» Chappell said. «But having three top-10s before this event, I’ve kind of found some form. I’m looking to turn those top-10s into top-5s, and the top-5s into wins. That’s the challenge moving forward this year.
Arizona lawmakers are considering a bill that would take U.S. Sen. John McCain’s seat off the November ballot if the six-term Arizona Republican, who is battling a deadly form of brain cancer, leaves office early. To get more Nation news, you can visit shine news official website.
The legislation at the Republican-controlled state Capitol comes as the ailing McCain, 81, remained hospitalized at the Mayo Clinic. Earlier this week, the 2008 GOP presidential nominee underwent surgery for an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis, his family and Senate office said Monday.
The Associated Press reported Tuesday that Senate Democrats intend to try to block the legislation by voting as a bloc to ensure that its emergency clause can’t get the needed two-thirds approval.
The move at the State Capitol in Phoenix may intensify speculation about McCain’s health and could reflect fresh concerns from the Arizona Republican establishment. McCain previously was hospitalized in December for a viral infection and for side effects related to his ongoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment. He returned to Arizona on Dec. 17 and hasn’t been in Washington, D.C., since.If McCain were to leave the seat before his term ends in 2022, the governor would decide who fills the vacancy and the seat would appear on the next general election ballot.
House Bill 2538 would effectively allow a Senate appointee to hold the post for two years if a vacancy happened within 150 days of a regular primary election. That would mean if McCain’s seat became vacant today, his permanent replacement would not be chosen by voters until November 2020.
Any change to the law would come as McCain’s health remains a concern and as Republicans face a difficult political climate in Arizona and elsewhere.
McCain’s Senate office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the state bill.
This year’s race to replace U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican retiring after one term, is widely expected to be among the fiercest battles in the nation and could help determine control of the Senate next year. Democrats need to win a net of two new seats to take the majority.
April 11, 2018
Top of rack (ToR) is one common architecture of switch-to-server
connections. According to a survey result in 2015, ToR was the most
popularly used architecture both in colocation data centers and
enterprise data centers.cable ducts Seen from current trend, it will be widely deployed in the present and
in the future as well.Thanks for your questions. A ToR switch could be
at the top of the rack, but the actual physical location does not
necessarily need to be at the top of the rack. It can also be at bottom
or middle of the rack. After practical installation, however, engineers
found that top of the rack is better due to easier accessibility and
cleaner cable management.In today’s leaf-spine topology, the ToR
switches are the leaf switches and they are attached to the spine
switches. For example, 10G servers are connected to a 10G ToR/leaf
switch (it has 40G ports as well) via 10G SFP+ DAC (direct attach copper
cable), or via Cat6a/Cat7 cable and 10GBASE-T transceiver. Then the 10G
switch is connected to a 40G spine switch.
The combination of ToR and leaf-spine has solved some problems that existed in traditional three-tier (access-aggregation-core) topology, such as the "traffic jam” in top-tier switch. In a three-tier network topology, the data traffic will all take a single "best path” that is chosen from a set of alternative paths, until the point that it gets congested then packets are dropped.
In leaf-spine topology, to prevent any one uplink path from being chosen, the path is randomly chosen so that the traffic load is evenly distributed between the top-tier switches. If one of the top-tier switches were to fail, it only slightly degrades performance through the data center.Since ToR is the most popular design of data center architecture, ToR switches naturally become popular as well. Here are some high performance ToR switches of different switch-to-server data rates, ranging from 1G to 100G.All these ToR switches support L2/L3 features, IPv4/IPv6 dual stack, data center bridging and FCoE. ToR switches are often required to be multiport and the low-latency since they have to deal with different layers’ traffic.
In present, the 1G and 10G data rates still contribute to the largest portion of all switch-to-server connections, 40G and 100G ToR switches that can support multiple data rates are still not many. The 40G example and the 100G example I listed above are one the few multiport high speed ToR switches that are with low latency and high performance.
Data Center Upgrade:What’s the Choice?
Today’s question is about switch displacement. This is a question that most data centers have to face in a time.wire markers Because devices have spent their whole lives there or the growth in data traffic quantity has outpaced their capacity.
User’s Question: What would you guys recommend to replace some Cisco 3560’s? Need to keep budget small, but need to do VLANs and multiple port trunks and having some 10GbE capabilities. This will be used for data center.
Answer: Basically, you’re saying that you’d like to replace some Cisco 3560 switches with new switches that support VLANs, multiple port trunking (usually by using link aggregation control protocol [LACP]) and have some 10G ports, right? And on the premise of "keeping the budget small”.
As shown in the following figure (right), in data center Cisco 3560s are commonly used as access switches that connect servers and applications to the network, and the top-tier switch is usually 3750. Since you need to replace 3560 with an access switch that is capable of 10G, Cisco 3650 would be the closest thing. At the meantime the top-tier switch 3750 is usually displaced by Cisco 3850/Nexus FEX, in essence a change from 1G uplink to 10G uplink.
Cisco Catalyst 3560 to 3650Considering the vendors might give you a discount, you could get one 3650 series switch at much lower cost than the MSRP (Manufacture Suggested Retail Price). However, these prices do not include optics or software licenses.The first type is Juniper EX3400 series switches. EX3400 offers up to 4096 VLANs on Layer 2. All of them have four 10G SFP+ ports (and two 40G ports). The PoE ability is also optional.
But when Wycombe Abbey, a girls’ boarding school in Buckinghamshire, opens its doors in China in September, it will be not be launching a replica.To get more international schools, you can visit shine news official website.
Wycombe Abbey International in Changzhou near Shanghai will be co-educational, and will teach a hybrid of the Chinese and English curriculums within an English-style boarding school environment.
Alongside international GCSEs and A-levels, pupils will follow a Chinese curriculum in mathematics. And it won’t be serving international students or UK families in China. Around 90% of the students will be local Chinese.We’re catering to the insatiable demand in China for an English-medium education,» said Wycombe Abbey’s headmistress Rhiannon Wilkinson, who has also taught in Hong Kong and Brunei.
«But we are also responding to a need for an English-style education system and Chinese methods,» she said.International schools were once a virtual foreign enclave within the host country, a preserve of internationally-mobile expatriate families working for multinational companies.
Now more local families are using international schools, where they study A-levels and International Baccalaureates from the UK and Advanced Placement programmes from the US, as a springboard to getting places in UK and US universities.
Some parents also want their children to rub shoulders with an international elite and build contacts for a future career.Another motivation is to escape the relentless drudgery and ferocious competition of a local school system based on rote learning and geared only towards exams.
«Families are worried about the pressure of the system on their children,» said Ms Wilkinson.
There are now about 8,000 international schools around the world, teaching 4.26 million students, according to research by the International School Consultancy.From less than a dozen such schools in each country a decade or so ago, Thailand now has over 172 international curriculum schools, half of them following England’s national curriculum.
Malaysia has 142, Japan 233, and Singapore – which makes it difficult for foreigners to enrol in local schools – around 63. Myanmar could also become a hotspot – Dulwich College will open there next year.
Demand, particularly from local wealthy families is such that virtually all the leading international schools in Hong Kong have waiting lists, says ISC director Richard Gaskell, who is based in Bangkok.
The cost of buying a home is on the rise. In the last 10 years alone, prices have increased in almost every major U.S. city, according to home investment company Unison’s 2018 Home Affordability Report.To get more homes news, you can visit shine news official website.
Becoming a homeowners is a huge financial undertaking, requiring far more than a simple down payment. So how do you determine exactly how much you need to save to be able to afford to buy a house?
First, start by figuring out where and how you want to live. The more you can flesh your ideal area, the better. Eric Roberge, CFP and founder of Beyond Your Hammock, recommends asking yourself the following four questions:Next, figure out how much home you can afford, based on your current income, expenses and future goals. Keep in mind that just because you can afford a bigger space doesn’t mean you necessarily need one, and more space can mean higher real estate taxes.
Roberge recommends researching the average price of a home in your dream neighborhood and taking 20 percent of that number: that equals your hypothetical down payment. How many months would it take you to save up that amount?
«Although you do not have to put 20 percent down on a home, this will give you a framework to help you decide if it’s possible to own a home in that neighborhood,» Roberge says.
To truly afford a house, you need more than just a down payment. Ultimately, you’ll want to be able to comfortably cover six factors: the down payment, closing costs, moving expenses, repairs and maintenance, the first few months’ mortgage payments and your emergency fund.
The down payment can range from 3.5 percent to 20 percent of the total cost of the home, depending on your credit score, mortgage interest rate and current financial situation. Cathy Derus, CPA and founder of Brightwater Financial, recommends putting down closer to 20 percent because it gives you a bigger stake in the property right away.
«You’re going to be lowering your monthly payment in the future, and
you also have a buffer,» she tells CNBC Make It. «If housing prices
decrease and you need to sell your home, you’re not going to be as much
underwater if you have more of that equity in the home up front.»
Don’t overlook the money it will take to make your new house a home. In addition to physically getting your stuff there, immediate expenses crop up. Do you need new furniture to fill a larger space? Do you want to decorate as soon as you move in?
«Unless your home is brand new, there could be things that you’ll need to upgrade or add,» Roberge says. «It’s human nature to want to make the home feel, well ‘homey’ and comfortable, so people often end up buying furniture after they move in.
Wall Street has muddled through a bumpy 2018, with the economic optimism that drove major gains during President Trump’s first year in office steadily eroding.To get more market report, you can visit shine news official website.
Stocks have seen rampant volatility this year, in part because of rising trade tensions and growing questions about the outlook for the U.S. economy. While major U.S. stock indexes are still priced well above what they were before Trump took office, they’ve fallen close to 10 percent from their record highs.
The picture was very different last year, when excitement for sweeping U.S. tax cuts and increases in corporate earnings fueled a massive stock surge dubbed the «Trump bump.»
Analysts generally see the white-hot stock market frequently touted by Trump as coming back to earth.
"It is overdue,” said Frank Cappelleri, executive director of institutional sales and trading at Instinet. "We have to put it in the context of where we came from. You didn’t know when it was going to end, but it had to end.”
Trump entered his presidency promising to slash taxes, cut regulations and loosen strict banking and lending rules imposed after the financial crisis. With Republicans controlling Congress, investors grew confident that those promises would become reality — and that businesses would benefit.
Bullish traders saw positive signs almost everywhere in the economy during Trump’s first year. Unemployment sank to 4.1 percent. Consumer confidence and spending rose. Corporate earnings outpaced projections, and the economy began growing at a faster pace.
But 2017’s euphoria has started to fade. With the GOP tax cuts enacted, analysts are now scouring for signs that lower rates are actually fueling more growth.
"People don’t quite know how these things are going to play out,» said Shawn Snyder, head of investment strategy at Citi Personal Wealth Management. "I don’t think this is out of the norm. I think last year was out of the norm.”Dozens of corporations have announced raises and bonuses for employees since passage of the tax law, but the overall impact on paychecks remains to be seen. Growth in the first quarter of 2018 has also lagged behind expectations, indicating little immediate benefit from policies that could take several months to impact the economy.
Analysts say traders had priced in boosts from the tax cuts into their 2017 buying spree, sending share prices higher largely on optimism. Investors pulled back in shortly after the tax cuts passed in late December as they waited to see how the initial bets would pay off. That was the first sign of a broad correction.
April 06, 2018
In the case of building network connectivity between two
structures, within a large building, or connecting networks from the
cabinet of the third-party Internet service provider (ISP) to your home,
optical fiber cable is used in order to meet the requirements of
bandwidth,Marker Ties distance and noise. Outdoor fiber optic cable is good for outdoor
cabling but not suitable for indoor applications. At the meantime,
ordinary indoor fiber optic cable is not designed for outdoor cabling.
Only indoor/outdoor fiber cables can be used for connecting networks of
two buildings, inside the building and in the entrance facilities as
well. Pulling-eye pre-terminated fiber optic cable assemblies are
designed for such environments.
Pulling Eye Pre-terminated Indoor/Outdoor Multifiber Cable
As its name indicates, this pre-terminated fiber optic cable is suitable for both indoor and outdoor cabling. Such multifiber pre-terminated fiber cable assemblies are designed with pulling eyes, which can be used with 2 to 24 fiber cables. The outer jackets of pulling eye pre-terminated indoor/outdoor multifiber cables are typically indoor/outdoor plenum (OFNP), polyolefine flame retardant (LSZH) or polyethylene (PE).
There are several key features of the pulling eye pre-terminated fiber cables that make them preferable for indoor/outdoor installations.
The first feature is that these cables are pre-terminated, which means the procedures of stripping the cables, preparing the epoxy, applying the connector, scribe and polishing, inspecting and testing are all done on the manufacturer’s side. One of the main advantages for specifying pre-terminated fiber optic cables is that the controlled factory processes with pre-termination results in superior performance. Consistent, high quality connector end-face geometry results in lower insertion loss and better end-to-end attenuation in the system.
The second characteristic of these pre-terminated cables is the pulling eye. It further speeds up the installation process compared with filed termination. Pre-terminated fiber optic cable has omitted the time needed for termination, and the pulling eye saves time during installation of conduits, ducts or risers. In addition, the pulling eye protects the connectors of the indoor/outdoor fiber optic cables and prevents the cables from twisting during the installation process. Since the pulling eye is strain relived directly onto the outer jacket, it ensures that the pulling stress and strain do not act on the core or the terminations. It allows a tension up to 245N.
A PoE switch provides power supply and data connection to PoE-enabled IP cameras systems via network cables like Cat5, Velcro Ties and Cat6. In today’s business and daily life, whatever the industry or location, using PoE managed switch for IP security cameras to ensure the safety of people and business is a very common and even popular behavior. Usually, for different IP camera systems, PoE switches with different ports is deployed. This article will explore these situations in details.Nowadays managed PoE switches are becoming the new trend. The more advanced, managed PoE switches allow the operating power of each camera to be controlled remotely from any point in the IP camera systems. That enables administrators to reboot any non-responding IP camera without going to the camera’s location, saving cost and labor.
Connected with a PoE switch, IP cameras can be installed anywhere, even to reach and remote locations. With a single Cat5e cable, the distance of running IP camera can be up to 100m. If longer runs are required, PoE repeaters may be needed.
Usually all IP cameras are powered from one single source (the PoE switch). Therefore attaching a central UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply) to the PoE switch can ensure continued surveillance in the event of a power cut.
When it comes to adopting PoE technology, some users may think it’s unnecessary to buy a PoE switch with a relatively high price. A PoE injector also can power IP cameras and save more space. However, what if there are many devices, say ten IP cameras, needing to be connected together? Under this condition, a PoE switch is the optimal choice. Besides, PoE switches also provide the following benefits for IP camera systems.Some users are under the assumption the IP systems are too complex. Here we take FS.COM 8-port PoE gigabit managed switch as an example to illustrate how to connect the PoE switch with IP cameras.
In this picture, different types of IP cameras, router and NVR (Network Video Recorder) are connected to the 8-port PoE switch.
Get ready: These are just some of the products that could get more expensive if the United States moves forward with proposed tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese products, and companies decide to pass the cost of the new taxes on to customers.Find the more financial news from SHINE.
On Tuesday, the Trump administration identified about 1,300 exports from China that could be targeted in the wake of a months-long investigation into intellectual property theft. The lengthy list includes a wide range of items, from airplane parts to syringes. The 25% tariff, which would be applied to all products, won’t go into effect immediately. And the list isn’t final. There’s still time for businesses to lobby the government to remove certain items, and additional products can still be tacked on.
But the current list would almost certainly lead to higher price tags on consumer electronics and various home appliances — including flat-screen TVs and home dishwashers.
«There’s potential this a major hit to the pocketbooks of Americans, based on what we’re seeing right now,» said Jack Cutts, senior director of business research at the Consumer Technology Association. The USTR is also weighing tariffs on a number of key components in electronic devices, such as LED lights, copper wire, and capacitors and resistors. It’s possible that companies will ask consumers to pay more to make up for higher costs in the supply chain.
«We’re down at the basic building blocks of consumer electronics,» Cutts said. These parts are included in items from computers to printers to smart refrigerators and coffeemakers, he said.
The USTR list contains a lot of other inputs in final products, like screws, pulleys and motor parts.
Whether prices rise will ultimately depend on the availability of substitutes, said Brad Setser, senior fellow for international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations.
And companies might find ways to skirt the tariffs by making greater use of manufacturing facilities in other countries, like Brazil and Vietnam. «Simply because it costs Apple that much more doesn’t mean the consumer will pay [that much] more,» said Awi Federgruen, a Columbia Business School professor who studies supply chain management. These tariffs might be Grinch tariffs,» said David French, senior vice president of government relations at the National Retail Federation. He noted that retailers will make decisions about where to source what they sell in December in coming weeks.
Right now, companies are combing through their supply chains to see whether they might be impacted.
The USTR list included a lot of general manufacturing equipment, so there could be additional revelations about affected products in the days and weeks to come.
A month on, the chances of a trade war between the US and China have significantly increased. Trump has said he will slap a 25% tariff on $50bn of Chinese goods and Beijing has now responded in kind. It has drawn up a list of US goods also worth $50bn which it will target if the White House goes ahead with its action. For the moment, this is simply a gigantic game of chicken.
If Trump withdraws his threatened tariffs, the Chinese have said they will do the same. A trade war is not inevitable, but the risk of sleepwalking into a damaging conflict that nobody really wants is there. While Trump spread his tariffs over a broad range of Chinese products, Beijing opted to target a small number of products including aerospace and chemicals. By putting soya beans on its hit list, China also served notice on Trump that it is willing to inflict economic pain on his supporters in swing states.
China’s tough approach has come as something of a surprise, and reflects a growing global self-confidence. The economic consequences of this spat still look far less serious than they were in the 1930s, when protectionism was a response to a deep slump. The global economy is growing more quickly than at any time since the financial meltdown of a decade ago, and it will take more than a 25% levy on a combined $100bn of imports to change that. But this state of affairs may not last. First, there is a risk that the conflict will escalate.
Given that the US’s annual trade deficit with China is close to $400bn, Trump thinks Xi Jinping has more to lose than he does, which is true. Larry Kudlow, Trump’s chief economic adviser, was doing his best to lower the temperature, saying the US action was part of a negotiating strategy. But his boss is unpredictable. He could target a wider range of Chinese imports or include the EU and the US’s Nafta partners, Mexico and Canada, on his hit list.
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