China’s Warning to Global CEOs: Toe the Party Line on Hong Kong | China’s Power is Insatiable – Stop Them Now

(Bloomberg) — As anti-government protests in Hong Kong intensified this month, KPMG issued a directive to its employees in the city: Don’t speak on behalf of the company in public. It went on to say that the firm supports China’s policy for governing Hong Kong.

PwC, another Big Four accounting giant, sent a similar message to staff telling them to avoid disclosing anything about the company on social media platforms, according to emails seen by Bloomberg.

This is the new reality for multinational businesses that have long grappled with a thorny question on China: What’s the price of access to Asia’s biggest economy? Beijing’s response to the protests, most notably its clampdown on Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. this month, has provided one answer: compliance with the Communist Party’s worldview, from senior management on down.

via China’s Warning to Global CEOs: Toe the Party Line on Hong Kong

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Is Trump’s deep fear and envy of Obama behind his plan to purchase Greenland? | No. Minerals & Location, Especially in a Warming World – Genius

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‘Godfather’ Actor Goes After CNN’s Chris Cuomo: ‘His Father Would Smack Him’

Gianni Russo, who played Carlo Rizzi in “The Godfather,” ripped CNN’s Chris Cuomo over a viral video in which the television anchor claimed comparisons to the Mafia movie are equivalent to a racial slur.

via ‘Godfather’ Actor Goes After CNN’s Chris Cuomo: ‘His Father Would Smack Him’

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India: Lunar Lander Briefing | All Good So Far

In his briefing, Dr. Sivan announced that “The LOI maneuver was performed successfully today morning using the onboard propulsion system for a firing duration of about 29 minutes. This maneuver precisely injected Chandrayaan-2 into an orbit around the Moon.” He emphasised the unique requirement of 90 degree orbital inclination of Chandrayaan-2 and said that it was achieved by the precise execution of both the Trans Lunar Injection (performed on August 14, 2019) and today’s LOI maneuver.

“The satellite is currently located in a lunar orbit with a distance of about 114 km at perilune (nearest point to the Moon) and 18,072 km at apolune (farthest point to the Moon)”, he added.

Further, Dr Sivan added that till September 01, 2019, a series of four orbit maneuvers will be performed on Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft to enable it to enter its final orbit passing over the lunar poles at a distance of about 100 km from the Moon’s surface.

Subsequently, on September 02, 2019 the Vikram lander will separate from the Orbiter.  Following this, orbit maneuvers will be performed on Vikram to place it in a 100 km X 30 km orbit around the Moon.  Following this, Vikram will perform a series of complex braking maneuvers to soft land in the South polar region of the Moon between two craters, Manzinus C and Simpelius N on September 7, 2019. A few hours later, the Rover Pragyaan will roll down from Vikram and will perform in situ exploration of the surrounding lunar surface.

via Press Meet – Briefing by Dr. K Sivan, Chairman, ISRO – ISRO

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New York Times Columnist Calls Out Media For Burying Neo-Nazi Sponsors of Omar, Tlaib

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john Arthur martinez “The Armadillo Song” | Fun

 

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Hurricane season: It’s been quiet so far, but will it last? |No, nothing does.

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If you think it’s been an unusually quiet hurricane season, you’re right: The last time we’ve gone from July 15 through Aug. 19 with no named storms in the Atlantic was 1982, according to Colorado State University meteorologist Phil Klotzbach.

Could this be the calm before the storm?

via Hurricane season: It’s been quiet so far, but will it last?

So far, good news and that’s driving Climate Crazies to hope for more disasters. But don’t worry, when the storms come the Hot/Cold Wet/Dry Windy/Calm hype machine will declare doom once again.

 

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