Krach's visit to Taiwan should be punished: expert
Taiwan Photo:VCGThe Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council on Wednesday urged the US to stop official exchanges with the island of Taiwan, because the Taiwan question is China's internal affair and not open to interference from foreign forces, as the US is planning to send US Undersecretary of State Keith Krach to Taiwan this week for "economic talks" with the authority of the island.Chinese mainland experts noted that the US has increased its provocation to try to push back China's bottom line on the Taiwan question, and Washington could further provoke before the US presidential election...
Oscar Mayer's Wienermobile is here for you when you pop the question
You don’t have to be an Oscar Mayer wiener to have everyone be in love with you (contrary to the popular 1960s jingle). But with proposal season almost upon us, you can request an appearance by the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile to make your engagement more memorable.As of Thursday, the Wienermobile is available for those wanting to pop the question. Just request the Wienermobile at least three weeks in advance of your special day. Those who are selected (based on availability) will be notified a week before their requested date.If you’re selected, two Hotdoggers will bring the Wienermobile to your ...
Cardinals bullpen buckles, loses game and possibly Gant in 10-5 stumble to Reds
ST. LOUIS — The question coming out of Sunday’s misspent afternoon at Busch Stadium isn’t about how costly the 10-5 loss was to Cincinnati Reds for the Cardinals.It’s how many games it could cost in the new future.For the third time in their previous five games, the Cardinals had to remove a reliever in the midst of an injury due to a physical ailment. Throw in the fact that the Cardinals had to call on Genesis Cabrera and Alex Reyes to handle middle innings, and the Cardinals could go into Monday’s doubleheader at Miller Park without four key relievers: that duo and John Gant (groin) and Giov...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Dak Prescott hopes to save lives with depression talk; Fox Sports rebukes Skip Bayless
With 64 consecutive starts at quarterback for Dallas Cowboys after joining the team as a fourth-round pick, there is no question about Dak Prescott’s courage, toughness and resolve to overcome adversity.But this was no time to be the stereotypical football guy.It was a moment and situation that called for openness and vulnerability.After revealing a battle with depression during the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the death of his brother Jace by suicide, Prescott has continued to detail what he felt, endured and how he got through his depression in an effort to help others who might b...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Michael Rand: Vikings' biggest question: Can they protect Kirk Cousins in obvious passing situations?
Friday will mark six full months since the NBA shut down, starting a chain reaction of sports leagues around the United States hitting pause in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. I have not been in the Star Tribune office since the end of that week. To say things have changed quite a bit in half a year is the understatement of the century.Ah, but here we are at the dawn of an NFL season — and the uncomfortable comfort, if you’re a Vikings fan, of asking a very familiar question: Can the Vikings, with talent on both sides of the ball, do one fundamental thing that likely will make or break t...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Biden or Trump Will Keep The Money Spigots Open
Trump or Biden: who will be our next president? That’s the most pressing question in America right now. And in less than nine weeks, we’ll get our answer.Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreAs I type, Biden leads in most polls. But betting markets say it’s a coin flip. Polls tend to be wrong, and betting markets are usually right.But I’m not writing you today to predict who’ll come out on top. Or guess at what might change depending on who wins. (I’ll leave that to the talking heads on TV.)Instead, I want to show you the one thing that’s guaranteed to happen no matter who wins this...
Albie Casiño answers question for ex-girlfriend Andi Eigenmann
Albie Casiño answers question for ex-girlfriend Andi EigenmannJan Milo Severo(Philstar.com) – September 7, 2020 – 4:24pmMANILA, Philippines — Actor Albie Casiño claimed that his former girlfriend Andi Eigenmann has not yet reached out to him to apologize.A Twitter user shared a newsclip where Andi revealed that she’s pregnant to her third baby. The user also asked Andi if she already said sorry to Albie.Screenshot of Albie’s Instagram storyAlbie Casiño via Instagram“Nagsorry ka ba ba kay Albie? Charot,” the Twitter user wrote.Albie posted the screenshot of the tweet on his Instagram story.“Hin...
Yes, elevate ruling to UN but not now
To the question of whether we should elevate the arbitral ruling upholding our maritime rights to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) for enforcement, my answer is “Yes, but not now, not during this regime.”Why “Yes”? Because the UNGA is the best forum to help us enforce the ruling. Should the UNGA side with us, China — the proponents say — would become a rogue state, a pariah that would be compelled by international public opinion to respect our maritime victory.In a joint statement, former foreign secretary Albert Del Rosario and retired Supreme Court justices Antonio T. Carpio and Co...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
Facebook feels the heat in its biggest market
Are social media platforms becoming not merely inadvertent enablers, but willing conduits of disinformation and hate speech?This question, which has raised its head in many parts of the world in the past month, has taken on a special intensity in India — itself becoming one of the most discussed topics on social media.The debate was set off by a report published on Aug. 14 in The Wall Street Journal titled “Facebook’s hate speech rules collide with Indian politics.”As detailed in the report (widely republished by the Indian press), Ankhi Das, Facebook’s public policy director in India, persona...
Ann McFeatters: As Reagan famously asked, 'Are you better off today than you were four years ago?'
With the national election two months away and tightening, we should go back exactly 40 years ago for the question that will help many Americans decide which presidential candidate to choose.“Are you better off today than you were four years ago?”It was a tight race between incumbent Jimmy Carter and challenger Ronald Reagan as summer ended in 1980. And then Reagan asked the memorable question that won him the election as millions of voters concluded, resoundingly, that no, they weren’t better off under Carter than they had been before he was elected.In 2020, millions who are followers of Dona...
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