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H-DNL football: Omey, Thrap hook up for 4 TDs, St. Bernard’s rolls Arcata

first_imgIn front of their home fans for the first time in 2019, the Crusaders did not fail to put on a show.The most explosive quarterback-receiver duo in the Humboldt-Del Norte League, Will Omey and Lane Thrap, connected on four passing touchdowns as St. Bernard’s hushed visiting Arcata 49-8, Saturday afternoon in Eureka.Omey cashed in two touchdowns on the ground as well, finishing his day with six trips to endzone while Thrap added an interception return for a touchdown to his bountiful afternoon. …last_img

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How U.S.-China Tensions Could Affect Your Next Smartphone

first_imgOn Monday, the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Intelligence report explicitly called out Chinese electronics corporations Huawei and ZTE as potential national security threats for the United States. The recommendations to avoid products and components from those companies could have wide-ranging effects on U.S. technology companies and buyers. China’s Hard-Core RepThe report drafted by the Committee, recommended “…[t]he United States should view with suspicion the continued penetration of the U.S. telecommunications market by Chinese telecommunications companies” as a backdrop to dealing with all Chinese firms in that sector, and specifically called out ZTE and Huawei.“Private-sector entities in the United States are strongly encouraged to consider the long-term security risks associated with doing business with either ZTE or Huawei for equipment or services,” the report stated.Both Huawei and ZTE have been linked by U.S. investigators as having close ties to the Chinese military, and both companies were accused earlier this year of selling equipment that would relay data back to China… allegations both companies have strongly denied.Huawei and ZTE both vehemently denied today’s report’s conclusions. “We have to suspect that the only purpose of such a report is to impede competition and obstruct Chinese ICT companies from entering the US market,” Huawei said in a statement to the press.Given the lengths that technology companies will go to to protect their markets in the courtroom, it is not so far-fetched to assume that some well-placed lobbyists could exert some influence on House Committee members and paint ZTE and Huawei as bad actors. And that could be what’s going on here.But where there’s smoke, there’s often fire, and as noted, this isn’t the first time suspicions have been raised about relying too much on components from our strategic competitors. For example, a number of private and public officials have long made it a standard practice to take extreme care with their electronics when visiting mainland China to avoid having their privacy and security compromised.The Complex Western Pacific ClimateRocky relations with the increasingly powerful and assertice People’s Republic of China in a U.S. election season further complicates an already tense trade and political situation throughout the Western Pacific. Since the end of World War II, the U.S. has projected a very strong presence in that part of the world, particularly in its relationships with Japan and South Korea, and keeping a balance in trade, resource and security interests in that region of the world remains challenging.The political complexities in a region where billions of dollars of electronics are designed and manufactured (electronics that Americans consume voraciously and that underpin much of our computing and communciations device and infrastructure), are very much a part of the reason why the U.S. is renewing its efforts to establish a presence in Western Pacific, to give all nations in East Asia a clear signal that America is not going away. While the U.S. publicly denies that it’s trying to “contain” China, there is little doubt that that’s exactly what it’s trying to do.Watching The Ripple EffectToday’s Committee report will most certainly cool U.S.-Chinese relations, though listening to both U.S. Presidential candidate’s stump speeches would probably have the same effect. If the rhetoric continues, each side might be tempted to start a more aggressive form of conflict, such as a trade war.If U.S. companies abide by the recommendations of the report, it will be hard to tell what the immediate effects will be. It could prompt re-examining existing agreements with Huawei, ZTE and U.S. partners and would be even more likely to affect deals still in the planning stages.Both companies make parts used to build electric power grids and banking and finance systems, not to mention parts for consumer devices. If any of those parts were critical to the manufacture of other companies’ finished products and were blocked by participation in this embargo, it could create a scarcity that would bump up prices right before the U.S. holiday shopping season.And there’s no telling what China might do in retaliation. The complexities of the Asian markets are layered with many nuances, and the chain of cause and effect can be just as complex.One possible first volley in such a push back could be a slow-down or cancellation of Beijing-vased Lenovo’s recently announced plans to build a new computer manufacturing facility in Whitsett, North Carolina . If that deal’s status changes, it would be a stinging financial and political blow to that region.There is no sign yet that the Lenovo deal, or any other recent U.S.-Chinese deal, will be altered, but it is a possibility. But even if China chooses not to respond directly, U.S. participation in this recommended embargo will undoubtedly affect the global elecronics market and put further stress on gobal economies. Image coutesy of Shutterstock. Tags:#China#Government#international#mobile#news#security brian proffitt Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

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Eddie Alvarez not backing down from ‘toughest, most dangerous’ guys in ONE

first_imgView comments MOST READ Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte In fact, he tracks them down.Alvarez fought against the best in Bellator and the UFC where he had won world titles and he wants the fiercest warriors that ONE Championship has to offer in the lightweight division.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“I have traveled the world in the last 15 years fighting the best guys I can get my hands on everywhere,” said Alvarez, who signed with ONE Championship five months ago.“I have won every single World Title from every major organization and ONE Championship is the only organization that I don’t have their world title.” PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Eddie Alvarez has always been a fighter who never shies away from any challenge.ADVERTISEMENT Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears endcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Yeng Guiao early ejection ‘blessing in disguise’ for NLEX in crucial win Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Alvarez had taken down some of the big names in Shinya Aoki, Roger Huerta, Gilbert Melendez, Anthony Pettis, Rafael Dos Anjos, and Justin Gaethje and he’s out for more.“Like I said before, I’ll fight anyone, whoever the baddest, toughest, most dangerous guy that’s who I want,” Alvarez said.“Take me to him and we will have a good fight.”The 35-year-old Alvarez makes his keenly-awaited ONE debut against the heavy-handed Russian Timofey Nastyukhin on March 31 in a lightweight World Grand Prix quarterfinal in ONE: A New Era in Tokyo, Japan.Filipino MMA superstar Eduard Folayang currently holds the lightweight belt.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chieflast_img read more