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Vietnamese gamblers will soon be allowed into local casinos under a three-year pilot project
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Against the backdrop of rising protectionist sentiments in a number of countries, the minister assured the international community that the country was not in retreat, stressing that Malaysia remained open for business. "Foreign investments have played a major role in our economic development and we will continue to welcome high quality investments, especially in the catalytic subsectors, namely chemicals, electrical and electronics, and machinery and equipment, as well as other high potential growth areas including aerospace, medical devices and digital economy," he added. Mustapa said Malaysia has been a major beneficiary of foreign direct investment, which had also contributed to the country's exports given that a large number of foreign companies operating in Malaysia were 100% export-oriented. "The presence of foreign companies in our economy has also provided our local small and medium enterprises access to valuable technology transfer and exchange of know-how, which are crucial in developing their capabilities which will allow them to be part of the global supply chain," said the minister.
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I could go on analyzing Trump's lies and his Neofascist code words. But you get the picture. He and his billionaire cabinet are the natural leaders of the white Volk of Amerika, so much so that they are The People. Unlike the racialists of the 1930s, he will allow some individuals from the minorities along for the ride if they are ideologically aligned with the real Americans. He is going to kick out the cosmopolitan, half-breed traitors in the name of America First (not being a historian of the United States, it was only about a decade ago that I discovered how ugly these seemingly admirable phrase is). And he is going to run down all of America's beauty and achievements and causes for pride so as to pull the wool over the eyes of The People and get them to back him in a new, authoritarian coup government for the United States one where de facto most of the Bill of Rights are abolished except for the Second.
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APPLAUSE The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action. Do not allow anyone to tell you that it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and pride and spirit of America.
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"The only way to change things is to get involved," said Nina Orezzoli, 39, a creative executive at an ad agency in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in town for the protests. Throngs of anti-Trump protesters have converged on the US capital, as the 70-year-old Trump, his supporters and top dignitaries gathered on the National Mall for his inauguration. Most of the noisy protests – including those by an array of anti-racist, feminist, LGBT, pro-immigration, anti-war and marijuana legalization groups – were peaceful. But violence broke out on the fringes as masked, black-clad protesters carrying anarchist flags smashed windows and scuffled with riot police just blocks away from the parade route, leading to more than 90 arrests. "To those of you visiting Washington, DC, we welcome you but we cannot allow you to destroy our neighborhoods," city mayor Muriel Bowser said on Twitter.
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The developer behind Lavabit, an email service that noted leaker Edward Snowden used, is releasing source code for an open-source end-to-end encrypted email standard that promises surveillance-proof messaging. The code for the Dark Internet Mail Environment (DIME) standard will become available on Github, along with an associated mail server program, said its developer Ladar Levison on Friday. DIME will work across different service providers and perhaps crucially will be "flexible enough to allow users to continue using their email without a Ph.D. in cryptology," said Levison. To coincide with its launch, Levison is also reviving Lavabit. The encrypted email service shut down in 2013 when federal agents investigating Snowden demanded access to email messages of his 410,000 customers, including their private encryption keys. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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James Mattis and retired Marine Gen. John Kelly, his Senate-confirmed nominees for defense secretary and homeland security secretary, respectively. “Signing documents to allow Mattis and Kelly to be sworn into Cabinet and an executive order on #Obamacare,” Trump wrote on his new @POTUS Twitter handle, along with an image of the press capturing the historic moment. Congress has already done its part to start repealing the health care law from the legislative branch. It began the process known as reconciliation, a budget procedural rule that allows the Senate to skirt the 60-vote filibuster threshold. Trump has said he wants a simultaneous — or near simultaneous, at least — repeal and replacement of Obamacare, although it’s not evident that Republicans have coalesced around a plan to accomplish such a feat. Republican lawmakers have made clear in recent weeks that they would look to Trump to take as much regulatory action as possible against Obamacare while they work through the messy process of trying to repeal the law through legislation.
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She touched those executive orders that Mr Trump moved quickly to sign, including that decree against the ObamaCare health law and also the proclamation of a national day of patriotism. He also signed a waiver to allow the retired general James Mattis to serve as Defence Secretary, even though it is less than the required seven years since he left the military.
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TRUMP (CNBC 5/29/12): Nothing has changed my mind. By the way you have a huge group of people. I walk down the street and people are screaming, "Please don't give that up." JONATHAN KARL (ABC NEWS, 8/11/13): But you don't still question he was born in the United States, do you? TRUMP (TO KARL): I have no idea... Well, I don't know, was there a birth certificate? You tell me. You know some people say that was not his birth certificate. I'm saying, I don't know. Nobody knows. KLINKNER: I think for many Americans, the whole definition of America is caught up with race: that whites are the only people who have the requisite characteristics that would allow them to be full citizens and therefore the political leaders of the country. And that's something that goes back to the first African-Americans who were enslaved in the United States. It goes back to things like the three-fifths clause in the Constitution.
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N. envoy Staffan de Mistura. Sweden's U.N. Ambassador Olof Skoog, the current council president, said the statement supported by all 15 members addressed concerns that Astana might become a new path to deal with the Syria crisis by making very clear that Monday's talks "represent an important steppingstone coming back to U.N.-led talks in Geneva." He said council members expected conditions for the cease-fire and respect for the truce to be discussed in Astana "and hopefully boosted." The council statement also reiterated calls "to allow humanitarian agencies rapid, safe and unhindered access throughout Syria." Members also strongly condemned "the ongoing barbaric terrorist acts" by the Islamic State extremist group in Syria, "including the destruction of cultural heritage such as parts of the Roman Theater in Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Now arrives the hour of action. Do not allow anyone to tell you that it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America. We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again. So to all Americans in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, from ocean to ocean, hear these words.
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9. Former HUD Secretary Castro argued the insurance program's reserves are robust enough now to forego increased contributions. The FHA mortgage insurance program was designed in part as an incentive program for banks: If banks offered mortgages to first-time and lower-income home buyers, or those with less-than-stellar credit, then the FHA would maintain an insurance program to bail out the banks if and when that higher risk population defaulted. The program helps borrowers who can only make relatively small down paymentsof 3.5% or moreor have credit scores in the mid-500s. Housing industry groups are split over whether Trump's executive order removing the Obama-era rate reduction will affect home buying. It's a relatively small increase, but some argue that lining the FHA's coffers could allow the federal program to offer its services to more borrowersthus helping more low- and middle-income buyers access credit.
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(On one recent call, he polled a Senator on the performance of his new staff.) Whereas President Obama would retire to the White House residence to read through stacks of briefing materials after his daughters went to bed, Trump has given word that he would rather not have to read any memo longer than a page if it can be helped. Power in the White House is traditionally measured by title, with senior aides and the chief of staff filtering access to the President. But the Trump White House is likely to be a more complex operation, given his habits. What happens is Donald Trump is the hub, everybody else is a spoke, said one campaign veteran who has been trying to work through the issue. The most valuable staff in Trumps orbit often get their clout through the boss comfort with their presence. Among this group, there has developed a sort of inner circle to Trump's inner circle, people whose jobs allow them to be outside the traditional political and policy chains of command.
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Your Mattress While replacing your mattress won't really bring extra value to your home, it can certainly add value to your wellbeing and life in general. Consider how old your mattress is and if you could benefit from some upgrades or memory foam additions . Your health is even more important than the value of your home so make sure to take care of those backaches that may be caused by an inefficient mattress. An Unused Room Do you have a basement, attic or spare room that you never really got around to utilizing? If so, there are a couple of good reasons to start making some upgrades. Turning one of these rooms into a livable space or room can add a lot of value to your home. While your home may only have two bedrooms now, a quick fix up to the attic may allow you to claim your home as having three bedrooms which would raise its value. Also, with platforms like Airbnb , which let you rent out rooms in your home to visitors, you could earn an actual profit from these extra rooms that you can use to pay off your mortgage or get out of debt.
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A new bill would bring the hammer down on driverless cars in some ways, but allow them a good bit of leeway in others.
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When they looked for the biomarkers in an unrelated set of blood samples, they found the test to be 70 percent accurate; in other words, 70 percent of the patients were correctly predicted to survive or succumb to the disease based on the biomarkers. They also found evidence of activation in genes that make albumin and fibrinogen, indicators of severe liver damage. Albumin and fibrinogen are only produced in the liver, so the mRNA's for those proteins are usually only found in the liver, Speranza says. When you see really high levels of those in the blood, that means that the liver cells are busting open and spilling their contents into the bloodstream. Immune system may be key to Ebola survival Because the liver produces many critical molecules for the body, including proteins that allow blood to clot, the liver's demise may be what gives the virus the upper hand in some patients.