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DECEMBER 17, 2013
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2013 - GONDESAN GREAT MERCIFUL WATER (U.S.A.) ASSOCIATION, LTD.
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- Letter of Recommendation: Letter of Recommendation: Karaoke at Home
By JENNY ZHANG - Friday Jul 7, 2017
- Rough Maui slatefor Cal basketball
By Staff and news services - Tuesday Jul 18, 2017
The Cal men’s basketball team will face Wichita State on Nov. 21 in the first round of the Maui Invitational, which announced its bracket Tuesday.The Bears will play either Marquette or VCU in the second round of the eight-team tournament, which will be played the week of Thanksgiving.The Maui Invitational figures to be the highlight of Cal’s non-conference schedule, along with a Dec. 2 matchup against St. Mary’s.“To play against teams of this level, it’ll give us kind of sneak peek of what we’re going to see once we get into conference play,” said first-year head coach Wyking Jones.Providence will meet Washington and Virginia Tech will play Saint Louis in the semifinals of the 23rd annual 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project.Total player compensation at tennis’ U.S. Open will top $50 million for the first time this year, with a record $3.7 million going to each of the singles champions.The U.S. Tennis Association announced Tuesday that the total purse for the tournament will be $50.4 million, a nearly 9 percent increase from last year.A player who loses in the first round of singles at Queens’ Flushing Meadows will make $50,000, an increase of $6,700.Behind a pair of former Stanford players, the United States defeated Spain 12-8 to stay unbeaten in its women’s water polo title defense at the world championships in Hungary.After swimming for almost two hours in open water, Olympic champion Ferry Weertman edged defending champion Jordan Wilimovsky by one tenth of a second for the 10-kilometer title at the world championships in Hungary.
- China clamping down on use of VPNs to evade Great Firewall
By JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer - Thursday Jul 20, 2017
BEIJING (AP) — China is tightening control over foreign companies' internet use in a move some worry might disrupt their operations or jeopardize trade secrets as part of a crackdown on technology that allows web surfers to evade Beijing's online censorship.In a letter to corporate customers seen by The Associated Press, the biggest Chinese internet service provider says virtual private networks, which create encrypted links between computers and can be used to see sites blocked by Beijing's web filters, will be permitted only to connect to a company's headquarters abroad.The letter from state-owned China Telecom Ltd. says VPN users are barred from linking to other sites outside China, a change that might block access to news, social media or business services that are obscured by its "Great Firewall."Authorities have tried to reassure companies they won't be affected, but if the rules in the China Telecom letter are enforced, they could hamper activity ranging from gathering information for business deals to employees working on business trips.A Western diplomat who asked not to be identified further due to the sensitivity of the issue said companies have told his government they worry the controls might lead to weaker data security and trade secrets being leaked to Chinese competitors.[...] companies increasingly limit VPN access to employees such as media managers "with a critical business need" to see a banned website, according to Jake Parker, vice president of China operations for the U.S.-China Business Council."Foreign trade enterprises and multinational companies that need a cross-border line for their own office use can lease one from an authorized telecoms enterprise," said the statement.
- Behind a Chinese Powerhouse, a Web of Family Financial Ties
By DAVID BARBOZA - Tuesday Jul 18, 2017
For nearly 25 years, HNA Group, the Chinese conglomerate, has funneled business to a small group of relatives and associates of its senior executives.
- 7 smart ideas for a low-water yard
By Kathleen N. Brenzel, Sunset Magazine - Saturday May 6, 2017
Keep your garden looking great, while making smart choices for your house — and the environment.
- Obama’s rush job on mercy
By Debra J. Saunders - Wednesday Aug 31, 2016
On Tuesday, President Obama commuted the sentences of 111 federal drug offenders.The federal mandatory minimum sentencing system — the bastard child of Washington’s ill-conceived war on drugs — was supposed to put drug kingpins away for long sentences.[...] the system lacks proportion, and too often has been used to put away low-level and nonviolent drug offenders for decades — 232 Obama commutation recipients were serving sentences of life without parole.On the one hand, I think it is great that Obama is bestowing mercy, as I have no doubt that thousands of the 193,070 federal inmates are serving sentences that far outweigh their crimes.The president changed his clemency criteria to allow for the early release of drug offenders also charged for firearms possession.The president is right on principle but, as his administration tries to process some 11,000 applications before he exits, the looming deadline expands the opportunity to make mistakes by releasing someone who is violent.[...] some 2016 commutations come with strings — recipients have to spend time in halfway houses or stick with drug treatment programs.Former pardon attorney Margaret Love fears that with this rushed schedule, the administration will turn down inmates who deserve commutations.