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As the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc in country after country, causing total shutdowns in Italy, Spain and elsewhere, China appears to be returning to normal.A stamp from China circa 1973 commemorates the “barefoot doctors” who brought health care to millions of rural Chinese people.China has the largest population in the world — some 1.4 billion people — yet the number of new cases are way down. Many provinces have reported none in weeks. While the government is still cautiously maintaining comprehensive measures to control the virus, the economy and society are slowly starting back up.China’s response to the epidemic involved unprecedented quarantines of tens of millions of people. Schools, factories, malls and sporting events had all been quickly shut down or canceled when the country’s confirmed cases still numbered only in the hundreds, not thousands.Huge mobilizations of medical workers, People’s Liberation Army soldiers and Communist Party members went to work organizing treatment, testing and relief efforts. Hospitals and fever clinics were constructed at lightning speed, taking pressure off existing hospitals reeling from the crisis.The virus first emerged and spread in the city of Wuhan in Hubei province. While battling back the virus, the government successfully contained cases in every other province.This gave other countries several precious weeks to prepare for outbreaks of their own, yet the results have been mixed. Europe and the U.S. in particular were wholly unprepared. Iran, under strict U.S. sanctions that significantly impact its ability to manage a public health crisis, has become the site of a large outbreak, with many deaths.While initially caught off guard by this new pathogen, China has still managed to bring it rapidly under control and severely limit its spread. Why was China able to do this when Western countries that are much more economically developed have failed to do so?How China doubled life expectancyPart of the reason has to do with the basic socialist structures established in China after the triumph of its revolution in 1949. Torn apart by World War II, China had endured a “century of humiliation” in which imperialist powers divided up the country among themselves to oppress and exploit its people and resources. But mass mobilizations after the revolution eliminated the underdevelopment and poverty inherited by the government of New China.For the first time, millions were vaccinated, taught to read and write, and given education in trade schools and universities. The famous “barefoot doctors” — thousands of volunteer medical workers — fanned out across the countryside to the remotest villages and settlements to provide people with free medical care for the first time. The barefoot doctors created detailed medical charts and records for each of their patients, meticulously tracked their health conditions and recorded treatments.Life expectancy during the Mao era nearly doubled as a result of this and other measures that prioritized the health of the people.World war and imperialist oppression had created tremendous challenges and underdevelopment. Nevertheless, the strength and organization of the Chinese people, led by the Communist Party, enabled them to overcome obstacles in a very short time. China is now the world’s second-largest economy and has essentially eliminated extreme poverty.Even though the U.S. has less than one-fourth the population of China and a more developed economy, it actually has more poor people today than China does. Why? Because after the Great Recession of 2008 plunged many nations into chaos for years to come, China directed vast amounts of its state resources to end mass unemployment and poverty.Unemployed workers in the export sector were retrained to work on infrastructure projects. They built the world’s largest high-speed rail network. The state-owned banking sector remained stable, and the country never faced a debilitating recession, as happened in the West.During this time China also built up its health care sector, constructing many new state-of-the-art hospitals and acquiring advanced medical technologies. In 2011 it established the world’s largest universal health insurance system.Universal health coverageA study published in the September 2015 issue of Health Policy, a peer-reviewed medical science journal, reported: “Universal health insurance coverage is rarely found in developing countries. That is why international experts are greatly impressed by the universal coverage recently achieved by China, the world’s largest developing country with 1.3 billion population. For example, a World Bank report praised China’s achievement as ‘unparalleled,’ representing the largest expansion of insurance coverage in human history.”In the West, austerity measures have slashed public health budgets, reducing the number of beds and critical medical devices in hospitals and clinics. Public health systems in many Western countries have still not recovered from the austerity measures implemented over a decade ago, setting them up for the catastrophic situation currently unfolding today.China now has 4.34 hospital beds per 1,000 people, up from 3.31 in 2013, while Italy has 3.18, down from 3.31 in 2013. The U.S. has only 2.77 and, unlike both China and Italy, has millions of uninsured people who are far less likely to seek out medical treatment.China now has a firm economic base with significant levels of state planning and ownership that allow it to prioritize the basic needs of the broad majority of its people. Without that, the situation in China would look much worse today.Some 70 years ago a great revolution based in its working people created the necessary conditions for China to stand up. Despite hostile attempts by the U.S. ruling class to undermine it, the People’s Republic of China will prevail.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The weak April jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics last week has fueled speculation that a rate hike by the Fed in June is now off the table. But according to the president of one Fed bank, financial markets’ focus is in the wrong place if they are concentrating on what the Fed does with the short-term interest rates.Neel Kashkari, president of the Minneapolis Fed since November, has mostly focused on an initiative to end “too big to fail” since he took his post. On Monday, Kashkari spoke at the Economic Club of Minnesota and addressed monetary policy for the first time in his six months as president of the Minneapolis Fed.Kashkari said he believes the “current accommodative policy stance (keeping the federal funds target range at 0.25 to 0.5 percent) is appropriate” given the lack of notable price and wage pressures and the possibility of drawing more people back into the labor market. He also stated, however, “I think market participants are too focused on the Fed, and I am reluctant to draw even more attention to short-term monetary policy decisions, when attention should be focused on solutions to longer-term issues.”“But the truth is that central banks can’t influence many of the things that really matter to the long-term well-being of a society.”Neel Kashkari, Minneapolis Fed PresidentKashkari compared the market’s preoccupation with “every short-term move the Fed might make” to the Summer of the Shark in 2001, when on the surface it seemed that sharks were biting people more than usual. This prompted television crews to camp out at beaches waiting to catch the next bite on film. There was widespread speculation as to what caused the seemingly higher number of shark attacks, but in the end, it turned out that they were not biting people any more than usual; it was just a slow news summer.Neel Kashkari“Given all the attention market participants pay to every FOMC statement, one would think the Fed could control a lot,” Kashkari said. “But the truth is that central banks can’t influence many of the things that really matter to the long-term well-being of a society. We can’t influence trend productivity growth. We can’t influence competitiveness. We can’t influence educational performance.”Kashkari reminded the audience that central banks can “really do only three things”:Create a long-term stable monetary environmentRespond to an economic crisisInfluence short-term economic performanceKashkari noted that the legislative and executive branches of the government have a great deal of influence on the long-term trajectory of the economy, and that Congress determines how much public money is dedicated to educating the workforce. He noted, however, that despite the Fed’s lack of influence on the economy’s long-term trajectory, market participants seem to be focusing on the Fed and what move it will make next as far as interest rates. He speculated that the reason people are paying more attention to the Fed is because of the Fed’s increased transparency and because of fewer policy actions by Congress and the executive branch due to a lack of political consensus in Washington; hence, the “slow news summer” in the shark comparison.“The Federal Reserve has a role to play, but we shouldn’t be the only player nor the most important one,” Kashkari said.Click here to read Kaskhari’s complete speech. in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago How Much Can the Fed Really Influence the Economy? May 9, 2016 1,175 Views Home / Daily Dose / How Much Can the Fed Really Influence the Economy? Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. 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Top StoriesBREAKING : Supreme Court Constitutes National Task Force To Formulate Methodology For Scientific Allocation Of Medical Oxygen To States, UTs Nupur Thapliyal8 May 2021 4:39 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has constituted a 12 member National Task Force to formulate a methodology for scientific allocation of liquid medical oxygen to all the States and Union Territories in order to deal with the dearth of oxygen supply amid the second Covid wave.A division bench comprising of Justice DY Chandrachud and MR Shah constituted the Task Force which will be at liberty to draw upon the human resources of the Union Government for consultation and information and may also constitute one or more sub-groups on specialised areas or regions for assisting it, before finalising its recommendations.The Court constituted the task force after noting deficiencies in the Centre’s formula for oxygen allocation, which is based on hospital-beds in a state. The Court had earlier flagged that this formula required a re-look as it did not take into account individuals who may not have secured hospital admission, but are in need of oxygen support.During the course of hearing, it was suggested by the Court that an “expert body” involving national experts with experience in health Institutions can be set up as a National Task Force which will be responsible for providing public health response based upon a scientific approach on the issues concerning pandemic situation.To this, the Solicitor General informed the Court that the Centre has “responded favourably to the suggestion”.”It is necessary that an effective and transparent mechanism is set up within the Union Government for the purpose of allocating medical oxygen to all States and UTs for being used during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Union Government has agreed to set up a National Task Force to streamline the process.This Task Force would be tasked inter alia with formulating a methodology for the scientific allocation of oxygen to the States and UTs. The Union Government has made its suggestions on the possible names for inclusion in the composition of the Task Force, while leaving its final composition to the Court”, the Court observed.This Task Force would be tasked inter alia with formulating a methodology for the scientific allocation of oxygen to the States and UTs, the Court said.The Task Force has been constituted on the suggestions of the Centre on the possible names to be included in its composition.The National Task Force consists of the following members(in alphabetical order):(I) Dr Bhabatosh Biswas, Former Vice Chancellor, West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Kolkata (ii) Dr Devender Singh Rana, Chairperson, Board of Management, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi (iii) Dr Devi Prasad Shetty, Chairperson and Executive Director, Narayana Healthcare, Bengaluru (iv) Dr Gagandeep Kang, Professor, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu (v) Dr JV Peter, Director, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu (vi) Dr Naresh Trehan, Chairperson and Managing Director, Medanta Hospital and Heart Institute, Gurugram (vii) Dr Rahul Pandit, Director, Critical Care Medicine and ICU, Fortis Hospital, Mulund (Mumbai, Maharashtra) and Kalyan (Maharashtra) (viii) Dr Saumitra Rawat, Chairman & Head, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and Liver Transplant, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi (ix) Dr Shiv Kumar Sarin, Senior Professor and Head of Department of Hepatology, Director, Institute of Liver and Biliary Science (ILBS), Delhi(x) Dr Zarir F Udwadia, Consultant Chest Physician, Hinduja Hospital, Breach Candy Hospital and Parsee General Hospital, Mumbai (xi) Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India (ex officio member) (xii) The Convenor of the National Task Force, who shall also be a member, will be the Cabinet Secretary to the Union Government. The Cabinet Secretary may nominate an officer not below the rank of Additional Secretary to depute for him, when necessary.”The rationale for constituting a Task Force at a national level is to facilitate a public health response to the pandemic based on scientific and specialised domain knowledge. We expect that the leading experts in the country shall associate with the work of the Task Force both as members and resource persons. This will facilitate a meeting of minds and the formulation of scientific strategies to deal with an unprecedented human crisis.” the order reads.While constituting the said National Task Force, the Court has directed the Centre to continue the present practice of making allocations of oxygen until the Task Force has submitted its recommendations in regard to proposed modalities. “The Union Government shall on receipt of the recommendations of the Task Force take an appropriate decision in regard to the allocation of oxygen and on all other recommendations.” The order reads.Furthermore, the Court has requested the Task Force to commence it’s work immediately for “taking up the pressing issue of determining the modalities for oxygen expeditiously within a week”.Highlights of the National Task Force- The establishment of this Task Force will enable the decision makers to have inputs which go beyond finding ad-hoc solutions to the present problems.- This will ensure that projected future requirements can be scientifically mapped in the present and may be modulated in the light of experiences gained.- The establishment of the Task Force will provide the Union Government with inputs and strategies for meeting the challenges of the pandemic on a transparent and professional basis, in the present and in future.Terms of Reference of the National Task Force-Assess and make recommendations for the entire country based on the need for, availability and distribution of medical oxygen.- Formulate and devise the methodology for the allocation of medical oxygen to the States and UTs on a scientific, rational and equitable basis.-Make recommendations on augmenting the available supplies of oxygen based on present and projected demands likely during the pandemic.- Make recommendations for the periodical review and revision of allocations based on the stage and impact of the pandemic.- Facilitate audits by sub-groups within each State and UT.-Review and suggest measures necessary for ensuring the availability of essential drugs and medicines.- Plan and adopt remedial measures for ensuring preparedness to meet present and future emergencies which may arise during the pandemic.- Facilitate the use of technology to ensure that the available manpower is optimised for implementing innovative solutions particularly in order to provide an outreach of expert medical care to rural areas.- Suggest measures to augment the availability of trained doctors, nurses and para-medical staff including by the creation of suitable incentives-Promote evidence based research to enhance effective responses to the pandemic.- Facilitate the sharing of best practices across the nation to promote knowledge about the management of the pandemic and treatment of cases.- Make recommendations in regard to other issues of pressing national concern to find effective responses to the pandemic.Also in the order :No Material Produced By Centre To Show Increasing Delhi’s Oxygen Allocation By 210 MT Will Reduce Other States’ Quota :Supreme CourtSupreme Court Directs Audit Of Medical Oxygen Supplied To States/UTs To Ensure Accountability Case DetailsCase Title : Union of India vs Rakesh Malhotra and another.Coram : Justices DY Chandrachud and MR ShahCitation : LL 2021 SC 250Click here to read/download the order Tags#Supreme Court COVID -19 National task force Supply Of Oxygen Justice DY Chandrachud Justice MR Shah Next Story
Google+ Google+ By News Highland – February 18, 2020 Twitter Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA New IRA planning bomb attack on Sinn Féin member The New IRA is planning a bomb attack on a Sinn Féin member. The PSNI has told the party the dissident Republican group plans to blast a member using an under-car explosive device.The party says the attack could happen anywhere in the north.Sinn Fein’s vice-president, Michelle O’Neill, says it’s literally a threat against thousands of Sinn Féin members and their families. Facebook Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Previous articlePlans to address water supply issues in Donegal progressingNext articleIPU claims up to 400 post offices under threat News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme
The dynamics, radiation, and chemistry of the atmosphere are outlined in an attempt to explain the processes behind springtime Antarctic ozone depletion. Recent observations made by Gardiner and Shanklin (1986) of the ozone abundance above Halley, Antarctica, a British base situated at 75 deg S, are presented. A graph is presented which shows the variation of October mean total ozone amounts from 1957 to 1984 and tropospheric concentrations of freons CFC 11 and CFC 12. As the CFC concentrations in the atmosphere started to increase in the early 1970s, the Halley ozone amounts decreased from their earlier values of 320 Dobson units. A drastic reduction in the production and use of CFCs is recommended by the author as well as the banning of nonessential uses.
January 16, 2020 /Sports News – National ALS advocate and former NFL player Steve Gleason awarded Congressional Gold Medal Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCaroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Amid the historic impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump on Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other congressional leaders paused the partisan battle to honor former New Orleans Saints player and disability rights advocate Steve Gleason. Gleason, 41, received the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor Congress gives to a civilian. “I suppose I don’t see my story as a football story or even an ALS story, but rather a human story,” Gleason said during the ceremony. “The truth is that we all experience pain in our lives, but I believe that the problems we face are our opportunity to find our human purpose.”After his football career, Gleason contracted amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, a neurodegenerative disease that affects muscle movement and in late stages can cause paralysis and even death.He became an advocate for patients with ALS and in 2015 he worked to pass “The Steve Gleason Act” and later the “Steve Gleason Enduring Voices Act of 2017,” laws that give Medicare patients access to “eye tracking accessories for speech generating devices” to patients of ALS and other conditions. Gleason founded the Gleason Initiative Foundation, also known as “Team Gleason,” with the mission of showing that patients can live and thrive after an ALS diagnosis. The foundation helps provide leading technology, awareness and care for ALS patients. Gleason worked with Microsoft in 2015 to develop technology that allows people who are paralyzed to control their wheelchairs with their eyes.In December, when he learned that he was to receive the Congressional Gold Medal, he said he and his family have come a long way since his initial diagnoses in 2011.“In many ways, I feel I’ve conquered ALS.” Gleason said. “Not only that, our foundations help others to be fellow conquerors – until we find treatments and a cure.” Gleason was joined at the ceremony on Wednesday afternoon by his wife, Michel, and son, Rivers. “I am honored and accept the Congressional Gold Medal for all the families who have been diagnosed with ALS, as well as anyone struggling to overcome life’s inevitable adversities,” Gleason said. In addition to Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy were among the politicians from both sides of the aisle who attended Wednesday’s ceremony. “Truly Steve’s faith and goodness have given many people hope,” Pelosi said in her remarks. “Hope and a better future for those with ALS and for those all struggling in the face of adversity.” McConnell, who sat directly next to Pelosi during the ceremony, drew attention in his remarks to how many people looked up to Gleason as an inspiration.“They’ve got their saint alright,” McConnell said, adding “number 37 to be precise.” And on the day of current Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his son Baylen’s birthday, Brees said there was no place they’d rather be than attending Gleason’s ceremony.“There is no person on earth with the strength, courage, passion and tenacity to overcome all obstacles and make the lasting impact that Steve has made,” Brees said. “A true American hero.” From 2000 to 2008, Gleason was a safety for the New Orleans Saints and is best known for blocking a punt that led to the Saints’ first victory in the teams’ Mercedes-Benz Superdome stadium following Hurricane Katrina.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
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Official Title: Position Summary: Work Type: The UW Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics (BMI)has a long history of research, training, and collaborativeactivity in machine learning for basic, clinical, andpopulation-based studies. Contemporary biomedical research demandsnew machine-learning approaches, algorithms, and strategies tocreate more effective predictive models from growing dataresources. Opportunities are many, including the use of data fromelectronic health records, genomic repositories, or imagingresources, all of which might inform prediction for clinicaloutcomes or treatment strategies, as well as data on molecularstructures that might guide predictions of protein binding or othermolecular characteristics, for example.The successful applicant for this position will join a vibrantacademic department, establish strong machine-learning researchprogram motivated by high-impact problems in biomedical research,contribute to training and mentoring in machine learning, engage incollaborative activity within the SMPH or with national andinternational efforts, engage in professional service appropriateto the faculty rank, and embrace diversity in the broadestsense.The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profoundcommitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as avaluable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, westrongly encourage applications from candidates who foster andpromote the values of diversity and inclusion. Instructions to Applicants: Institutional Statement on Diversity: Full Time: 100% 228054-FA Research focus on machine learning with an interest in applicationsto some aspects of healthcare and biomedical sciences required.Examples of relevant methodological expertise include databasetheory and methods, data mining, natural language processing, dataprivacy and security, applied mathematics, image analysis, andcomputer vision.Require a strong methodological research program and a demonstratedcommitment to interdisciplinary research in basic, translational,or clinical research with the potential to thrive in the dynamicenvironment of the Department of Biostatistics and MedicalInformatics and the School of Medicine and Public Health of theUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison.Assistant professor candidates must have at least three years ofrelevant research experience in computer science, statistics,biomedical informatics, electrical engineering or a closely relatedquantitative area. This research experience may have been acquiredin the doctoral degree program.Associate professor candidates must have tenure-track facultyexperience in computer science, biomedical informatics, electricalengineering or a closely related quantitative area, includingdeveloping a robust research program, teaching graduate courses,mentoring graduate students, and engaging in professional andinstitutional service. Associate professor candidates must have thecredentials required for tenure in the Department of Biostatistics& Medical Informatics at the University ofWisconsin-Madison. Contact: Employment Class: Job no: 228054-FAWork type: Faculty-Full TimeDepartment: SMPH/BIOSTAT & MED I/BIOST&M ILocation: MadisonCategories: Instructional, Instructional Design, Research,Scientific Doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) in Computer Science,Statistics, Biomedical Informatics, Electrical Engineering, or aclosely related quantitative area required. 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Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusion The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and TotalCompensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensationstructures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles oncurrent job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties andresponsibilities will remain the same. For more information pleasevisit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.Employment will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . BMI Faculty appointments may be jointly appointed or affiliatedwith other departments on campus, such as Population HealthScience, Computer Sciences, or Statistics. 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So, you’re at Oxford now. You must be pretty clever then. But then again you’re probably pretty ugly too. And a virgin. And that’s not going to change soon. Especially if you’ve put on the 15lb of Freshers’ Fat. But I thought Freshers’ Week was all about getting pissed and getting laid?I’m afraid not. It’s all about the library inductions, baby. But don’t worry, it only lasts for three days. And I heard that the second and third years really help to make the Freshers feel at home?Absolutely. College families are a great idea. Only in Oxford is incest not only legal but positively encouraged fun for all the family. And if you are getting FAF-ed about, you might want to write (and rewrite, and rewrite) a quick email to your college welfare officer asking for condoms. What’s this ‘Oxford by Night’ thing I see in the schedule?Well, the SCR wasn’t happy with an event called ‘The Three-Legged Pub Crawl’ so it had to be renamed. ‘Oxford by Night’ seems to be fine with them. So what’s the highlight of Freshers’ Week?Forced fun formal hall with your geriatric and world famous (in academic circles) tutors is inevitably followed by a visit to the ever delightful Park End. Yeah, I heard that was Oxford’s premier clubbing experience.Undoubtedly. There you’ll meet all the other people you won’t be having sex with for the next three years. And the Regent’s Park freshers – both of them. So, where’s the after-party?In the Bodleian. And if you do manage to lure a fellow Fresher, who hasn’t been battered about the head with the ugly stick, back to your room, just hope that they’re still wearing their name-badge. Otherwise you’ll have to resort to the derogatory nickname that the rest of college has had for them since the first drunken night. Remember, there’s no better passion killer than ‘Come Here Projectile Vomit Girl!’.And the next morning?It’s not the walk of shame, but the walk of fame… to the library. But, wait, I gave up alcohol on my tedious gap year breast-feeding orang-utans; what’s there to do for the non-drinkers?Precious little. Film-nights are the Entz team’s (or Dean’s) answer. So I’ve heard at least – haven’t been to them, doubt anyone else has. But if you do want to solo The Lion King while knocking back orange squash it might well be for you. The whole thing doesn’t sound much fun then?Oh, it is but only when you’re a second year. There’s still alcohol aplenty, you’ll probably have friends by then and, if things didn’t go too well with members of the opposite sex last year, there are loads of new ones to try your luck with.ARCHIVE: 0th week MT 2005
If the U.S. is looking for leverage in its ongoing trade war with China, it’s in the numbers. China’s economy grew by +6.0% in the third quarter 2019, i.e., a year-over-year growth rate, its lowest performance result since the fourth quarter of 1989, or nearly 30 years ago. Chinese factory output has declined as long-standing supply chains have been redirected from China to other countries (source: Chinese National Bureau of Statistics).The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provided its “early release” of tax year 2017 data last week. For the first time in U.S. history, it takes at least a half a million dollars ($515,371) of adjusted gross income (AGI) to be in the top 1% of all taxpayers. That top 1% group received 21.0% of the $10.9 trillion of AGI reported nationwide in 2017 and paid 38.5% of the $1.6 trillion of federal income tax (FIT) paid nationally. The top 10% of taxpayers made at least $145,135 of AGI, received 47.7% of all AGI, and paid 70.1% of all FIT (source: IRS).Britain’s Parliament likes its weekends off, having met on a Saturday only three times in the last 80 years, the last time occurring in 1982. But last Saturday (10/19/19), Parliament met and rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s latest Brexit proposal. As of now, the UK could still leave the EU on 10/31/19 (with or without an exit plan in place), or delay that departure to 1/31/20, or reopen the original June 2016 vote to a second referendum on EU membership (source: BTN Research).Notable Numbers for the Week:MISSING MANY WORKERS – From the 2.264 million job openings in America reported in July 2009 while the country was mired in a recession, the number of job openings has jumped to 7.051 million as of August 2019. The 4.787 million increase in job openings since mid-2009 is equal to 95,740 new available jobs in each of our 50 states (source: Department of Labor).EQUITY – The average loan-to-value ratio in the U.S. housing market as of 6/30/08 was 55%, i.e., the average homeowner had home equity of 45%. The average loan-to-value ratio in the U.S. housing market as of 6/30/19 was 36%, i.e., the average homeowner had home equity of 64% (source: Federal Reserve).THEY’LL BE RUNNING THE SHOW – By the year 2025, more than 50% of the U.S. workforce will be “millennials” or younger. Millennials were born between 1981-97 and will be ages 28-44 in 2025 (source: Inc. Magazine).EXPENSIVE TO LIVE – 10% of American homeowners spend at least 50% of their pre-tax income on their housing costs. 25% of American renters spend at least 50% of their pre-tax income on their housing costs (source: Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University).