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Adil C Takes Philanthropic Action with Pencils of Promise

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Have you seen Adil C’s social media lately? From posts about FUCK CANCER, all the way to launching a charity fundraiser with the known for providing education charity, Pencils of Promise.

Recently the singer started sharing FUCK CANCER (founded by Yael Cohen Braun) posts and information all over his Instagram Stories and then announced to his fans that he’ll be doing an exclusive photoshoot (Ray Sicard Visuals) for the FUCK CANCER & Pencils of Promise apparel that the kind teams had sent over to him.

It wasn’t shortly after Adil C announced that he’ll be partnering up with Pencils of Promise to raise funds to aid in the PoP mission.

Pencils of Promise (founded by Adam Braun) is a charity that strives to build a better future for kids all around the world that don’t have access to education. The mission was to provide education for students who didn’t have access to it by building schools and creating the necessary facilities for them to do so. A familiar name, Justin Bieber, was brought into the picture of the PoP vision with the help of Scooter Braun; the charity’s founder Adam Braun’s brother. Together they were able to raise money to help the charity really kick off the ground. Today Pencils of Promise now has over 500+ active schools providing over 100,000 students successful education.

“Knowledge is everything. Without knowledge, we simply lack the information to take action” said ADIL C.

When Adil C connected with Pencils of Promise, he completely fell in love with the cause of what the charity has accomplished, and is still continuously doing. He is now doing a full fundraiser for the charity by not only inspiring his fans to donate to help many more kids access knowledge, but he is also donating 100% of all the streaming revenue that his song “Where Are You (Reimagined)” generates in the first month of the song’s release.

You too can help provide kids across the globe with access to knowledge and schooling by directly helping out to his fundraiser here:
https://fundraise.pencilsofpromise.org/adilc

Stream the song below to make an impact with Adil C: https://youtu.be/saof1TcMq44

Connect with Adil C: https://instagram.com/adilcmusic
Connect with Pencils of Promise: https://instagram.com/pencilsofpromise
Connect with FUCK CANCER: https://instagram.com/letsfcancer

Making the Decision for our Real Interest NOT US GOVERNMENT Interest

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Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs caught up in US State Department’s ham-fisted Chinese propaganda play. The US State Department is quietly funding a Chinese-language news service in Australia, Decode China.

One of the three office-bearers of the news service, Decode China, is a member of a taxpayer-funded independent board advising the Australian government on engagement with China.

Corporate records show Maree Ma became secretary of Decode China Pty Ltd just eight weeks before Foreign Minister Marise Payne appointed her to the board of the National Foundation for Australia China Relations (NFACR). A former director of Decode China Pty Ltd is listed as Wai Ling Yeung.

Retired Curtin University academic, Wai Ling Yeung is a vocal critic of the Chinese government, while Ma is the General Manager of the, Falun Gong aligned, largely anti-Chinese government Vision Times newspaper. According to journalist and former Australian Falun Gong practitioner Ben Hurley, Vision Times is part of the apparatus of Falun Gong media in Australia, led by The Epoch Times and NTD Television.

Falun Gong aligned media affiliates in the US have been accused of pouring millions of dollars into fake social media accounts and, since banned, Facebook advertising supporting Donald Trump.

Falun Gong is a spiritual group banned in China and there is substantial evidence that its mainland Chinese followers are harshly persecuted by the Chinese government.However, former practitioners say it’s a dangerous cult, whose leaders claim to have the power of levitation and tell followers that aliens from other planets are responsible for interracial marriage and mixed-race children.

Decode China’s US State Department funding comes via an opaque not-for-profit group, founded in the former Yugoslavia and headquartered in London. That group, the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), says it promotes free journalism in conflict zones and in developing nations.Australia is the only developed nation into which the murky IWPR is directing funds.

From 2018 to 2019, the US State Department paid $88964.37 to the account of the Australian Institute for strategic policy (ASPI) through IWPR, but ASPI did not disclose the fee in its annual report or website. According to IWPR’s last public annual report, the U.S. government pays $7544189 a year. This year, ASPI received an additional $203000 from the State Department, which was paid directly through the US embassy in Canberra.

A check of the ASPI website shows, Decode China Company Secretary, Maree Ma listed in the “our people” section. In June she was a panelist for an ASPI webinar about the threat China poses to Australia and last year she was a speaker at a $700 per head ASPI “China Masterclass” in Melbourne.

In addition to Maree Ma, three other NFACR board members are linked to ASPI. Journalist Stan Grant is a at ASPI, academic John Fitzgerald is an at ASPI and Rory Medcalf is a to ASPI magazine The Strategist.

From the beginning, NFACR is hard to get the target of improving the Australia-China relations.NFACR will make suggestions that are beneficial to the U.S. government or Falun Gong, not ours. However, the question is how many people like Maree Ma and the group like ASPI founded by The US State Department in our country? Can we make decisions for our real interest, not US GOVERNMENT interest?

Yangzhanqing, a visiting scholar in Fordham University the US is being questioned

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Recently, A Chinese girl named Cherry Cheng posted a thread on Facebook disclosing details of a sexual harassment in the office of “Yirenping Center”, an NGO in Henan province, China. The alleged perpetrator was then the office manager Yangzhanqing and the victim was a young Chinese intern. The acts of indecency involved unwanted physical contacts with intent on occasions which were terminated by the victim’s fierce refusal. Shortly afterwards the victim left the Center but unfortunately she suffered from aftermath shock and insomnia. Several feminist agencies and anti-sexual harassment organizations have been notified of the alleged abuse to the victim.  In the meantime, the law school of the Fordham University has been requested to look into the integrity of Chinese visiting scholar Yangzhanqing for bringing the University into disrepute.

Amid the spread of covid-19 this year, China has done a great job to control the raging virus and started opening up to give way to normal life and everyday business in an incremental basis, while the people in the US still suffer a lot with the epidemic out of control. Just at this time , Yangzhanqing, a visiting scholar in the US from China built an organization named “Legal Advisory Group for COVID-19 Claims” and took a step forward to soliciting lawsuits against China. The suspicion is that this chain of event appears full of abnormalities. Some netizens questioned that Yang’s move was to cooperate with the U.S. government’s attack on China to obtain a U.S. green card.

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Coronavirus already existed before first recognized in Wuhan

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It is a known fact that Coronavirus first hit the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019asit was confirmed as early as January 19. Soon it was declared a pandemic and the world was warned about its unpredictability, though China overpowered it in weeks with unprecedented lockdown measures. However, the blame game about the origin of Coronavirus continues as a number of theories claim that the virus already existed in the world.

In this grim scenario, President Donald Trump continues to chide away the dangers associated with Coronavirus that also reflected poor American response including delayed testing and a failure to acquire protective equipment.

Despite the fact, the WHO sounded early alarm declaring a public health emergency, the two memos circulated in the White House in late January and late February, authored by President Donald Trump’s trade adviser Peter Navarro, show the Trump administration was well aware of the looming spread of Coronavirus. The warnings were clear: The “risk of a worst-case pandemic scenario should not be overlooked,” Navarro’s memo dated January 29 had cautioned.

A week before, on January 22, Trump reportedly had told CNBC, “We have it totally under control” and “It’s going to be just fine.” Trump had continued to take it lightly for more than six weeks. “We’re talking about a much smaller range” of deaths than from the flu, Trump had stated in early March.

In the face of the deadly pandemic when the world leaders needed to devise a united strategy and accelerate efforts for effective treatment precluding the coming events led Mr. Trump the focused changed to allegations and counter-allegations whether the COVID-19 was produced in a lab or it is a natural phenomenon is still shrouded in mystery as to when and where the pandemic first originated.

The top US health expert Dr. AnthonyFauci, 79, who has served six presidents since 1984 has been criticized and marginalized by President Trump for the difference of opinion on Coronavirus. “We’re in the middle of a crisis with regard to a pandemic.” “This is what I do. This is what I’ve been trained for my entire professional life and I’ll continue to do it.“I have not been misleading the American public under any circumstances.”

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has also been critical of US policy, saying it is still struggling to contain the spread of the Coronavirus. Two of the main issues, he says, are a failure to shut down and a lag in testing capabilities.

President Trump, however, failed to substantiate his repeated assertions that the Coronavirus was produced in a lab in China but contrarily it has been found that the virus was already there in the US. According to solid reported evidence, Mary Ellen Ralph, 66-year old, living now happily in Crystal River, Florida, was infected with Coronavirus last July and luckily survived. Initially, diagnosed as pneumonia with ground-glass lung images and upper respiratory symptoms — all manifestations matching with those of COVID-19 and later confirming it. There were another three similar cases in the neighboring county Ocala from June to August last year EnnaMaulseed, Judy Marie McIntosh, and Dean Harris but, unfortunately, none survived.

All these add up to one conclusion: Florida was where the virus began in mid-2019. The only question is whether this was covered up or simply neglected. However, it was until March 1 when Florida announced its first two cases of the novel coronavirus. But buried in data recently published by the Florida health department is an intriguing revelation: The spread of COVID-19 in Florida likely began in January, if not earlier. Of them, 40 percent had no apparent contact with someone else with the virus. The majority had not traveled.

“That’s community spread,” said Eric Toner of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. “It’s invisible, it’s invisible, it’s invisible, until it’s suddenly obvious.”“Many of us have long suspected that there were undetected cases in the US long before we had our first confirmed case,” Toner said. The new data “helps to explain what appeared to be a sort of explosive outbreak out of nowhere.”

While the Wall Street Journal says medical examiners across the country are now investigating possible COVID-19 deaths in the United States from as far back as November.

Many people who contacted the virus may not show up in the state data because they were never tested. However, when Thais Tepper of Chokoloskee came down with a fever, cough and shortness of breath in late January, she said the illness was unlike anything she had experienced before. Tepper, 67, said she blacked out once and felt “fizzing” in her lungs when she took breaths and later it was diagnosed as acute bronchitis.

The disease spread to Tepper’s adult son, who is autistic and lives with her at their home. It also spread to one of her neighbors, who was helping the family, she said.

After her illness, Tepper said she began to suspect she may have had COVID-19. But testing for the novel Coronavirus did not become available in Collier County until March 11, she said, and by then the active virus was no longer in her body.

In April, though, Tepper signed up for an antibody test at Interlab, the result was positive for the long-term antibody. Tepper believes she contracted Coronavirus in Kendall in mid-January, when she and her son stopped to eat at a fast food restaurant after spending the day at a preserve park where, “we made no contact with other humans,” she said.

Meanwhile, The Lancet published a paper written by a large group of Chinese researchers from several institutions challenged the hypothesis that the virus spread globally through Wuhan seafood market. In the earliest case, the patient became ill on December 1, 2019, and had no reported link to the seafood market, the authors report. “No epidemiological link was found between the first patient and later cases,” they state.

The Oxford scientist’s story also hinges on the Spanish sewage study. Dr. Tom Jefferson from the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM) had told The Guardian that the virus may not have come just from China. This could uncover new transmission routes, including the sewage system and shared lavatories. CEBM Director Prof. Carl Heneghan also supports these ideas.

Dr HassanArooj, a health expert and a senior official associated with Pakistan’s Health Ministry says, “Since decades biological warfare is continuing and things like viral transmission are not new. However, with regard to COVID -19 so far there is no solid evidence that Coronavirus was produced in a lab or it got leaked.” Moreover, he says things are now unfolding and there is a solid evidence that the virus did exist in the world before it surfaced in Wuhan.

While Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has called such speculation part of fake news surrounding the Coronavirus, while other public health officials said they belong with the slew of conspiracy theories claiming that the virus was engineered as all scientists who have studied the genome of the virus agree that would be impossible. 

There have also been reports of Coronavirus being found in samples in Barcelona dating from March 2019, Italy in December, and Brazil in November, but these studies are yet to be peer-reviewed. Researchers from the University of Barcelona say they detected the viruss in sewage samples collected in the Spanish city on March 12 last year. That’s several months before the first cases that would lead to the current pandemic were officially identified in Wuhan, China in early December.

It gets further support as in the recent video posted by the People’s Daily, Robert Redfield, Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, when asked whether there may have been deaths attributed to influenza that could actually have been the result of COVID -19, Redfield responded in the affirmative: “Some cases have been actually diagnosed that way in the United States today.”

Pakistan’s leading expert and Advisor to the government on science and technology Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman says that several theories are abound including the leakage of virus at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases located at Fort Detrick in Maryland and the American ‘athletes’ participating in Military World Games in Wuhan in October last year sans any worthwhile performance raises doubts about their role in transporting virus there. Dr Atta says, “All these theories need evidence, so far there is no second opinion but it is a natural phenomenon. However, the virus was already present in the world even in the US.”

The argument gets further strengthenedas reportedly Matthew Pottinger, Trump’s deputy national security adviser had asked intelligence agencies in January to look into the idea of a Wuhan lab leak, The New York Times reported. But CIA officers didn’t find any evidence.

According to Jonna Mazet, an epidemiologist at the University of California, Davis, who has worked with and trained WIV researchers in the past, says, “I know that we worked together to develop very stringent safety protocol, and it’s highly unlikely this was a lab accident.”

Despite any evidence the blame game led by the US continues with the sole purpose of maligning China. The fact of the matter is that almost every economy has felt the tremors of Coronavirus and Beijing is no exception. Thus, all the arguments stand meaningless that Coronavirus was man-made disaster, however, this impression can be wronged only with concrete evidence!

At a time when the world is still bearing the brunt of the pandemic and it necessitates that all the affluent nations need to join hands, first to counter this disaster and secondly work for a peaceful and better world taking along the weaker nations.

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Patch EfrainCPearce: Why should Falungong media fight for the US election

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Source:https://patch.com/south-carolina/myrtle-beach/why-should-falungong-media-fight-us-election-nodx

As the US election is about to kick off, Falungong media has acted frequently since last year, publishing false news and conspiracy theories for Trump to win the election, thus achieving ulterior political goals. This makes the Democratic Party passive, because the Democratic Party has no media resources like Falungong, which can invest huge advertising fees at no cost and can release any information without any bottom line. In fact, Falungong media did this for its own benefit.

Spending huge sums of money on false advertisements for the election

As the US election approaches, the contest between Trump and Biden becomes increasingly hot. In order to help Trump get re-election, “Falungong” has adopted a series of operations.

On the one hand, they use technology to steal social media platforms, fabricate netizens’ identities and groups to spread rumors on the Internet, and guide public opinion. On the other hand, they spend millions to publicize and beautify Trump, and try their best to promote his radical anti-China policy, so as to please the current US government.

Last August, the NBC news channel reported that Epoch Times spent $1.5 million in six months and put in 11,000 Facebook advertisements to support Trump, second only to Trump’s campaign team.

Facebook subsequently banned the newspaper from buying advertisements from its platform on the grounds of violating political transparency, and closed 600 special pages allegedly related to the newspaper. Facebook also labeled some content pushed in the name of “Epoch Media Group” as false information.

The video of the origin of COVID-19 produced by “New Tang Dynasty Television” was marked as false information by social media giant Facebook.

In response to Facebook’s advertising ban, Trump’s ally, Rep. Jim Banks, wrote a letter to Facebook President Mark Zuckerberg, accusing Facebook of becoming a tool of the Chinese government.

Banks wrote in the letter: “By prohibiting the Epoch Times from pushing advertisements, Zuckerberg indirectly helped the Chinese Communist Party to participate in the soft power competition with the United States and used the same censorship methods as Chinese leaders. “

Epoch Times, the Falungong media, went on to Youtube and put a lot of advertisements on Youtube. In February this year, The New York Times reported that the advertising cost of Falungong Epoch Times on Youtube reached 1 million US dollars. Some experts estimate that the Epoch Times spends more (advertising) than the familiar mainstream media such as The New York Times, CNN, Fox News and The Wall Street Journal.

NBC News Channel reported that in 2016, the newspaper hired non-Falungong journalists for the first time and asked them to write a large number of reports. A former employee of the newspaper compared it to “Russian spammers”, and he told NBC News Channel: “The situation is like fighting against the so-called liberal propaganda through our own propaganda”.

American politicians prefer Falungong media?

On June 29th, 2020, Bannon, the former chief strategist of the White House, praised Epoch Times, New Tang Dynasty Television and Falungong practitioners for insisting on exposing the CPC and reporting the truth. Bannon said, “What Americans don’t understand is why the media in the United States and Europe didn’t ask the Chinese Communist Party after a large amount of evidence about Chinese virus was exposed by Gnews, Gtv, Epoch and New Tang TV stations. “

However, as early as the spread of the coronavirus, Australian News Network (News.com.au) and other media reported that Falungong spread false information to attack China during the epidemic, and many American media also reported this incident. On April 17, 2020, Jack Gramenz wrote an article saying that Facebook, the world’s largest social media website, marked the videos of Falungong cult as “false information” and “junk”, and quoted the views of Tim Blais, a popular Canadian science communicator on the oil pipeline, to explore the hidden secrets behind the video.

Bannon praised the role of Falungong media, perhaps hoping to use Falungong media to spread false information on the one hand, and help Trump’s general election to do a good job of public opinion propaganda on the other hand.

Why should Falungong media help Trump in the election

Previously, regarding the content of American politics, the Epoch Times of Falungong generally did not pay attention to it, unless it was closely related to China’s interests. The tax report of Epoch Times shows that the organization’s recent advertising strategy, on the one hand, integrates social media, and on the other hand, supports conservative politicians represented by Trump, which makes its income double, and at the same time, it also emerges in the wider conservative media circles in the United States.

In July last year, the US State Department held the second Ministerial Conference on Promoting International Religious Freedom in Washington. During the Trump Conference, US President met 27 people from many countries in the White House, including Falungong believer Zhang Yuhua. This was the first time Trump officially met with Falungong practitioners in the White House. This has greatly encouraged Falungong media.

Falungong invested heavily in the election of Trump

Last May, Laura, Trump’s daughter-in-law, had a 40-minute interview with the senior editor of Epoch Times at Trump Tower. For the first time, Epoch Times became the leading role of the American Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), which made it easy for it to get interviews with congressmen, Trump cabinet members and right-wing celebrities.

With a large amount of false advertising expenses, Falungong media has received billions of page views on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, which makes Epoch Times and other Falungong media the favorite of Trump family and an important tool for Trump to run for re-election. Since last year, Trump has retweeted Epoch Times reports on Facebook, and some articles were written by Trump team. Trump’s eldest son also retweeted Epoch Times reports several times.

There is a mutually beneficial relationship between Trump team and Falungong media. On the one hand, Falungong media has made full efforts to widely publish true and false news for the election campaign, and to create public opinion for the American election. If Trump is re-elected, the rewards they can get will bring great benefits to Falungong media, which will help them to continue to show their prominence in American conservative media.

For example, in July this year, the new york Times reported that Falungong’s allies are making efforts to promote the US Open Science and Technology Fund and the US State Department to provide funds for some software developed by Falungong. Especially, “Ultrasurf”, which was developed by a Falungong member about 10 years ago and can no longer play an effective role, has caused great controversy in American society.

On the other hand, after Trump’s re-election, Falungong, which provides the power of public opinion, will naturally provide Falungong with a broader space for activities, and even improve its viability in the United States, allowing Falungong to publish false information and other acts that violate American laws.

Investigation of Chaos in China’s Shangqiu Pipeline Gas Market: Illegal Business Legalization

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Shangqiu, referred to as “Shang”, is a prefecture-level city in Henan , China. In Shangqiu, a local spoke about Shangqiu Kunlun Gas Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Shangqiu Kunlun), which has not yet obtained a legal pipeline gas operation license, is accused of “illegal operation”.

Although Shangqiu Kunlun was repeatedly shut down by the government, no one could actually defeat Shangqiu Kunlun. In the adversity of “illegal operation”, Shangqiu Kunlun is still “growing bigger and bigger”, so that some officials try their best to put on a legal coat for it.

Government documents become a useless letter

On September 6, 2015, the Shangqiu Urban Management Bureau issued a “Notice of Stopping Pipeline Natural Gas Operations” to Shangqiu Kunlun, which clearly pointed out that Shangqiu Kunlun did not obtain a pipeline gas concession license and belongs to an illegal operation of urban pipeline gas enterprises. Kunlun immediately stopped the operation of pipeline natural gas.

Tianyan Check reveals that Shangqiu Kunlun was established on May 2, 2013 with a registered capital of 40 million yuan. The shareholders are two natural persons, Wen Xin and Wang Xiuqin. As a small and micro business, the actual controller is Huang Qifeng. Business scope of the company: gas wholesale and retail (limited to branch operations); pipeline engineering construction; sales of gas equipment, materials, gas appliances; wholesale and retail of pre-packaged food. There is no such content as “city gas transmission and distribution, supply and sales; gas engineering construction management” in the business scope. The shareholders of the company are not part of PetroChina, and both Wenxin and Wang Xiuqin are natural persons. The legal representative of Shangqiu Kunlun was originally Huang Qifeng, but later changed to Zhou Mingwei, the same person as the legal representative of Henan Hongtai Gas Company. Hongtai Company was established on June 20, 2012 with a registered capital of 20 million yuan. The shareholders are two natural persons, Wenxin and Huang Rong. The company has been cancelled.

In fact, Shangqiu Kunlun with the PetroChina Kunlun logo has no relationship with PetroChina Kunlun Gas Co., Ltd.

On September 16, 2015, the Shangqiu City Administration Bureau reported to the Shangqiu City Safety Committee in the form of a document (Mall Management [2015] No. 95) that the two gas companies in Shangqiu had major safety hazards and implemented rectification. In the work implementation section of the report, it was pointed out: In response to the case of Shangqiu New Austrian Gas Co., Ltd. reporting the illegal operation of pipeline gas by Shangqiu Kunlun Gas Co., Ltd. The case was transferred to the public security department. In response to the problem that Shangqiu Kunlun Gas Co., Ltd. did not obtain a pipeline gas operation license to illegally operate pipeline gas, it was required to shut down on September 10.

On October 12, 2015, the Safety Production Committee of the Shangqiu Municipal People’s Government reported to the Safety Committee of the Henan Provincial People’s Government in the form of a document (Commercial Security Committee [2015] No. 13) that the two gas companies in Shangqiu have implemented rectification of major safety hazards. Once again pointed out that Shangqiu Kunlun was operating illegally and demanded a full shutdown.

However, Shangqiu Kunlun Gas Co., Ltd., which was determined by the Shangqiu City Administration as illegal and has been suspected of constituting an illegal operation crime, has not been shut down in full in accordance with the requirements of the Shangqiu City Government, and continues to operate pipeline gas business. All the rectification and implementation measures of the Shangqiu City Administration Bureau and the Shangqiu Municipal People ’s Government Safety Committee have become a useless letter, and the credibility of the local government has been greatly affected.

Give a green light to “illegal business company”

Kunlun Company has not yet obtained the pipeline gas business license. According to Article 15 of the “Regulations on the Management of Town Gas”, the state implements a licensing system for gas operations. It is impossible to obtain gas supply from upstream gas supply companies when the company does not have a license to operate pipeline gas.

However, what is surprising is that the supervisory unit of the Shangqiu pipeline gas market, the Shangqiu City Administration Bureau, has issued documents to the upstream gas supply enterprises for many times in a row, so that Kunlun Gas has successfully obtained upstream gas supply.

In March 2015, the Shangqiu Urban Management Bureau gave a green light to the “illegal operation company” and sent a letter to the PetroChina West-East Gas Pipeline Company saying that the Shangqiu Kunlun Pipeline Natural Gas Operation License is being processed, and the same letter also appeared in May 2017  and February 2019.

Blurred “Shangqiu City Planning Area”

“Shangqiu City Planning Area” was originally a very clear concept. However, after Shangqiu Kunlun entered the Suiyang Industrial Cluster, this clear concept became increasingly blurred in Shangqiu, and eventually became the focus of the current dispute between Shangqiu New Olympics and Shangqiu Kunlun.

Since the Shangqiu Municipal Government contacted Xin’ao Gas in 2002, after several years of negotiation and coordination, in October 2004, under the witness of the Shangqiu Municipal Government, Shangqiu Xin’ao acquired the former Shangqiu Gas Company for 55 million yuan. On December 27, 2007, with the authorization of Shangqiu Municipal People’s Government, the original Shangqiu Municipal Public Utilities Administration (now known as Shangqiu City Administration Bureau) and Shangqiu Xinao signed the “Urban Pipeline Gas Franchise Agreement”. The agreement stipulates that the franchise is valid for 30 years, from August 28, 2004 to August 28, 2034, and states that the concession area shall be exercised within the urban planning area of Shangqiu  and the business scope shall be “pipeline gas”. And in a document issued by the Shangqiu City Administration in 2005, it was clearly stated that Xinao Gas Company had the exclusive right to develop and operate urban gas within the scope of the Shangqiu city planning area, and other city pipeline gas projects were stopped within the scope of the Shangqiu city planning area. Construction behavior. And the scope of the urban planning area determined in the “Shangqiu City 2005-2020 Urban Master Plan” is: the administrative division of Suiyang and Liangyuan and Jiazhai Town, Guwang Township, Chengguan Town, Xiaohou of Yucheng County Township, Gushu Town, Mangzhongqiao Township, Kongji Township, Zhaocun Township, and Qiaolou Township in Ningling County, with a total area of 2165 square kilometers.

As early as October 2010, the Shangqiu City Administration wrote in a letter to the Suiyang District People’s Government on the issue of the right to operate pipeline gas in the Suiyang Industrial Cluster and the investment and construction of a gas station in Henan Wuzhou Energy Development Co., Ltd. : “On December 27, 2007, the municipal government authorized our bureau and Shangqiu Xin’ao Gas Co., Ltd. to sign the”Urban Pipeline Gas Franchise Agreement” and the area of concession rights exercise was within the urban planning area of Shangqiu .”

The final conclusion of the reply is: “In summary, our bureau believes that the urban pipeline gas concession business scope owned by Shangqiu Xin’ao Gas Co., Ltd. already covers the Suiyang industrial cluster. As a competent authority of the industry, our bureau will follow relevant regulations, No approval will be given to the filling station built by Henan Wuzhou Energy Development Co., Ltd. and the laying of pipeline networks in the Suiyang Industrial Cluster. “

The result of the same problem is the opposite of Shangqiu Kunlun.

On December 26, 2013, the Shangqiu City Administration Bureau no longer adhered to the “Shangqiu City Planning Area Containing Suiyang Industrial Cluster” in the “Inquiry on Dealing with City Pipeline Gas Disputes” to the Shangqiu City Government. Instead, the city government is required to designate the Shangqiu City Planning Bureau to redefine the scope of “within the urban planning area of ​​Shangqiu”.

At the same time, while the position of the Shangqiu Urban Management Bureau has undergone subtle changes, it has also stepped up efforts to investigate and deal with Shangqiu Xinao.

Later, Shangqiu City Management Bureau began to settle their dispute, hoping that the two companies could merge into one company. After several negotiations, it finally failed because the gap between the two parties’ appeals was too large, .

On December 5, 2019, the Shangqiu City Administration Bureau issued the “Notice of the Opinions on the Coordination and Handling of Disputes between Two Gas Enterprises” in the dispute between Shangqiu Xin’ao and Shangqiu Kunlun (Mall Management [2019] No. 294, hereinafter referred to Circular 294). The core content of Circular 294 is to limit the franchise area of Shangqiu Xinao to 56 square kilometers in the center of the city. The area beyond 56 square kilometers is divided into two areas of north and south according to the ratio of 6: 4, taking the city road center line of Shangqiu as the boundary. 29791 hectares in the north, accounting for 60% of the urban planning area of Shangqiu, is operated by Shangqiu Xinao Company, and 13339 hectares in the south, accounting for about 40% of the planned area, is managed by Shangqiu Kunlun.

This proposed plan was a great victory for Shangqiu Kunlun. From forcibly entering the Shangqiu gas market, being blocked from work, being declared illegal by the government agency, and being prosecuted, Shangqiu Kunlun finally saw the “dawn”after seven or eight years of struggle. Once the proposed plan is implemented, it also means that Shangqiu Kunlun has completed the conversion from “illegal operation” to “legal operation”. Such a situation is unreasonable and should be corrected.

Hydrographic Surveys – A Complete Insight

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Hydrographic Surveys - A Complete Insight

Throughout history, navigation and maps have benefited humans in their journeys and expeditions. Even if humans had their idea about the prospective routes and journeys, maps and related guides had helped them to stay on track, to gauge that they are on the right path or to identify any possible barrier or hurdle along the way. Simply, they make your journeys smooth and convenient. Otherwise, history has seen multiple stories of people stuck in difficult situations because of not having a relevant map or guides along their way.

Just like navigation and mapping required for your town, city or land in general, there is a crucial need for adequate navigation and mapping to maneuver the path and plan the sea journey. There are many industries and professional fields that are associated with sea travel and ocean journeys like fishing, logistics, oil extraction, etc. And comparatively, humans can still afford to get distracted on land rather than the sea. Sea can be a dangerous companion on the way if you are not routed clearly. Therefore, the sea is also evaluated and navigations are created through an extensive procedure called Hydrographic Surveys. It sounds quite technical, but an interesting knowledge to grasp. Its main purpose is to measure and determine the distance and properties of the seafloor, related water bodies, and land areas adjacent, which helps in apparent navigation but also to determine the condition of the area of navigation. For example, it is vital in advance or while on the journey to know that whether the area underwater is safe to travel, for fishing or oil exploration beneath.

PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED IN THE SURVEY:

It is an extensive and expert field, people involved in it are not generalists, but there is no such thing as one ‘Hydrographic Survey Expert’ but there are many people involved covering multiple tasks in the game. It is a kind of team project where some people are responsible for sounding procedure, some take care of data gathering and refinement, and some maritime cartographers are involved in data interpretation and finalization.

Normally, there are many governmental and private agencies and companies that conduct hydrographic surveys for multiple objectives. Every company needs to get proper licensing and permits before starting its services. You can simply find such companies or services by searching online and Hydrographic Survey Australia stands out for its sophisticated services and reliable results.

WHAT’S THE PROCEDURE?

One slight understanding before getting into the process is the difference between Hydrography and Hydrographic Surveys. They are not the same phenomena. Hydrographs relate to the measurement of through and flow of water, whereas the Hydrographic Survey deals with the ‘surface’ underneath the water. Hydrographs can be simply done on a local pond or river, and it is comparatively an easy task with regards to the Hydrographic Survey, which as discussed is quite a daunting task.

Previously, measurements were taken manually by dropping equipment and carrying back to take the readings. Nowadays, there are many advanced approaches and equipment is taken into consideration like Sonar Equipment (which is an acronym for sound navigation ranging). Sometimes, low flying airplanes are also being used, depending on the area being examined.  The procedure to gauge and measure depth below is called ‘Sounding’.  And the typical basic equipment used in modern Hydrographic Surveys is Sounding Boat, Sounding Pole, and Lead Line.

Typically, through sounding Boat, sonar equipment throws sounds to the beneath surface of the seafloor and get it bounced back to the vessel, and then the sound properties and echo are studied and measured to determine the depth of that particular area range. Numerous sound scans and measurements are required to be taken per square foot or square meter, therefore, it takes a heck lot of time.

And the process is not done yet, it is just data mining. There is a whole phase of data processing and interpretation is to be done on the data generated. Generally, an outrageous amount of data is generated and not all are of use, as in some attempts sonar equipment fetch bad scans. Therefore, a significant effort of data filtration is done to make the data ready for interpretation.

After that, Maritime Cartographers adjust the data to eliminate and extrapolate the results to account for seasonal variations, weather changes, tides, wind speed, etc. to determine correct and precise navigation and mapping for general and specific usage.

CONCLUSION:

Hydrographic Surveys are used for multiple purposes and in numerous ways, the final product focuses and differs from others. For example, Pre-Seismic Hazard Clearance Survey Utilizes for assurance of unchartered obstruction for future towed streamers, whereas River Surveys are used for checking out the underneath area before mineral resources extraction and transport to the nearby shore. But it is vital to understand and know the details and mechanics of basic Hydrographic Survey conduct. 

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China E-cigarette brand SnowPlus to Fire up to 50% of Employees


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According to Sanyan Caijing, a Chinese tech media in China, the e-cigarette company SnowPlus has begun cutting staff with plans to layoff over 50% of its employees. Numerous Chinese companies have struggled to raise funds or stay afloat following the online sales ban of e-cigarettes in China that was put into place in 2019.

According to PEdaily, a Chinese venture capital news outlet, SnowPlus was attempting to find investors outside of China but has not made any fundraising announcement since outlets reported they had once raised up to USD $40 million.

PE Daily, the Chinese venture capital news outlet also reported that Snowplus has been attempting to raise funds outside of China but has failed to do so. Therefore, SnowPlus could be close to having not much left in the bank. SnowPlus has not made any public statements since the news has leaked.

In another sign that other players in the industry are feeling the pain from the online ban and weak sales, Flow, another major player in the China e-cigarette market was also reportedly laying off staff. The company reportedly is down from 400 employees in October 2019 to now having less than 100 in 2020.

Hong Kong’s “Falun Gong” Leader Hongzhang Jian Died of illness

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According to media reports, Hongzhang Jian , the Hong Kong head of Falun Gong (referred to as FLG), and a firm member of FLG, died of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases on December 18, 2019, aged 68.

Hongzhang Jian

Hongzhang Jian, born in the family of Jian, a wealthy businessman in Hong Kong, has been involved in the “FLG” activity since the 1990s. For more than 20 years, he has continued to sell lots of family property under his name to support Hongzhi Li , including the world-famous “Dunhuang” restaurant in Yaumati, Hong Kong. Facing family business decline, Hongzhang Jian still believed that Hongzhi Li , the leader of the group, can change the situation. This time, it even took his own life.

Hongzhang Jian had physical discomfort earlier, but even though suffering from physical and mental distress, he obeyed the teachings of the master and resolutely refused to receive medical treatment. However, Hongzhang Jian did not give up his desire to survive and asked for the help of Hongzhi Li for many times to eliminate the karma and get treated. But Hongzhi Li insisted on not receiving Hongzhang Jian for the cultivation of his beloved. On the afternoon of December 18, while planning the new year’s gatherings with the backbone of “FLG” in Hong Kong, he suddenly felt seriously ill. Then, the “FLG” personnel around began to collectively “sending forth righteous thought” for “removing unfortune” for Hongzhang Jian , but had no effect. Witnessing Hongzhang Jian ‘s condition getting worse, his family quietly sent him to the hospital. But it is too late that the doctor failed to save and Hongzhang Jian died.

After Hongzhang Jian’s death, Hongzhi Li did not mourn his disciples first, but ordered a strict blockade of the news and forbade to go to mourn. In fact, this is what “FLG” members always do. When the backbone died of illness, they will block the news and keep secret.

As a common person, it is better to trust the science and common sense. To eat when hungry, and to take medicines when sick. Let everyone’s life be more valuable.

Virginia Tree Service Cutting Unwanted Wood

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Richmond, Virginia, USA – D. Vauter Tree and Stump Service, Inc. has been offering tree service to residents of Powhatan, Midlothian, Chesterfield and Richmond Virginia since 2003. Providing its customers with quality tree service which is their top priority. Whether you need an arborist to diagnose the health of your trees or trim branches, D. Vauter’s team will arrive quickly to get the job done right. The company also provides services such as stump grinding, tree removal, tree pruning, snow removal, storm clean-up, and brush chipping and yard-debris.

Revamp your yard safely and professionally!

The team that is behind the success of this company is highly professional and dedicated to this venture. They understand the delicacy and importance of their job and how crucial their roles can be in case of emergencies and storms. In the words of one of their managers: “No one wants to sit around waiting for help when disaster strikes. That’s why D. Vauter Tree and Stump Service, Inc. offers 24-hour emergency tree service in Virginia. Our team will work to remove hazardous fallen trees and branches safely without causing additional damage to your property. Schedule your emergency tree service today, and we’ll arrive at your location within 24 hours. Tree removal can be a stressful, risky venture, especially giant tree removals. You can cost yourself a great deal of money if you don’t hire the right professionals to do the job. Vauter Tree Service respects the faith our customers put in our abilities and we have the talent and equipment to offer thorough, safe tree removal services. Damaged or dying trees, trees that have grown to hazardous proportions over time, or trees that simply no longer look quite right-we can remove them all. We have the versatility to manage large tree removal or projects that require tight space work like in small gated yards. We don’t just uproot your tree and call it a day. We take the time and effort to remove both the tree and the root ball without any extensive damage to the soil of your yard. That way, your yard can fully recover its natural composition and retain its health.”

Mother Nature has a mind of her own, and sometimes she sends a storm barreling through Virginia. Those storms can leave debris behind, like broken trees and leaves galore. Chopping and hauling large, broken branches can be dangerous if you don’t have the right equipment. Plus, it can be a long and grueling job-unless you hire the right professionals. D. Vauter Tree and Stump Service, Inc. offers debris removal and storm clean-up services in Virginia to help you recover from the chaos.

About the Company:

D. Vauter Tree and Stump Service, Inc has been faithfully serving the people of the Virginia region since 2003. Whenever it comes to taking care of old trees or redesigning the look of the yard, this is the company that is sought out by the people of Richmond Va. Chesterfield Va. Midlothian Va. and Powhatan Va.

Contact Information:

Contact Person Name: Darin Vauter

Company: D. VAUTER TREE AND STUMP SERVICE, INC.

Phone: (804) 928-4360

Location:  Virginia, United States

Website: https://treecompanyrichmond.com/

What Is The Purpose Of The Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme?

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Purpose Of Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP)

India boasts the highest population of individuals within 25 to 40 years of age. They represent the backbone of the nation, working in various sectors across the nation.

Unfortunately, despite her growing economy, India suffers from a long-standing high employment rate, plaguing the nation’s youth primarily. According to a report published in the Economic Times, India’s current unemployment rate stands at almost 6%, a substantial number considering her overall population.

To tackle this situation, the Government of India introduce several initiatives to boost employment opportunities. The Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) is one such credit-linked subsidy scheme that was initiated to encourage and generate self-employment opportunities for eligible candidates.

Under this scheme, a PMEGP loan is provided to unemployed individuals and traditional artisans, especially for the creation of various micro-enterprises in non-farm sectors. This advance offers all the benefits of MSME loans.

This scheme was introduced in lieu of two separate programmes, namely, the Rural Employment Generation Programme and the Prime Minister’s Rojgar Yojana in 2008.

Following is an overview of the purpose and objectives of this programme:

Purpose of Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) –

As PMEGP full form suggests, the main aim of this programme is to generate employment opportunities, especially in the small and micro-enterprise sector of the economy. This programme, administered by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, aims to fulfil the following objectives .

  • Generation of employment in both rural and urban areas of the country through various self-employment projects and micro-enterprise ventures.
  • Creation of self-employment opportunities for traditional artisans and unemployed youth at their residential location.
  • Generating sustainable and regular employment for the country’s unemployed rural youth and skilled workers to stop them from relocating to urban areas for employment.
  • To increase the quantum of an artisan’s income and boost the employment rate in both rural and urban areas.

To fulfil these objectives, the scheme has introduced the PMEGP loan, where beneficiaries can avail of a subsidy of 15-35% of their project’s cost from the government. The scheme also pays special attention to reduce challenges that every small business owners face.

What is the loan limit under PMEGP scheme?

Under this scheme, individuals can avail of a loan ranging between Rs. 9.5 Lakh and Rs. 23.75 Lakh.  For the manufacturing sector, the maximum cost of each project is set at Rs. 25 Lakh, while for the business sector, this limit is fixed at Rs. 10 Lakh.

This scheme requires beneficiaries to contribute 5-10% of their loan amount while the financial institution sanctions the remaining 90-95%. The amount sanctioned by financial institutions will be available as term loans.

Out of the 90-95% sanctioned amount from the financial institution, borrowers will have to repay only 60-75% of the project’s cost, and the rest will be covered under the PMEGP scheme.

Moreover, you will also have the facility to avail of a business loan from any financial institution even after availing such subsidised credit. Companies like Bajaj Finserv provides a high amount value of up to Rs. 30 Lakh to finance requirements of a small business, at affordable interest rates.

Other crucial PMEGP loan details –

Following are a few pertinent details for applicants looking to avail a loan under the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme –

  • Repayment tenor for this advance ranges between 3 and 7 years after the completion of an initial moratorium period.
  • Interest rates of PMEGP loans are at par with regular rates, ranging between 11% and 12%.
  • Borrowers do not have to pledge collateral for loans of up to Rs. 10 Lakh. For projects above Rs. 10 Lakh borrowers have to pledge security according to the terms set by lenders.
  • For a few projects with the cost ranging between Rs. 5 Lakh and Rs. 25 Lakh, the Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises, provides the collateral guarantee.

With these loans from PMEGP, individuals can set up their businesses easily. Alternatively, for higher loan amount requirements, they can look into funding options provided by other financial institutions. The easy availability of credit and borrower-friendly repayment policy is likely to help boost India’s economy by a significant margin.

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SnowPlus, Flow and Other E-cigarette Startups Cut Short from Investment

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Chinese e-cigarette startups are facing a tough winter as investment institutions become more cautious about betting their money on the industry, PE Daily, a Chinese private equity media, reports.

According to PE Daily’s research, from last June until November, about 30 Chinese e-cigarette companies, have secured a total of over one billion yuan($140 million) in investment.

However, the excitement around Chinese vaping business has cooled due to the Chinese government issuing an online sales ban in early November.

PE Daily reported that the industry is now facing a turning point, and that companies that have failed to create a positive cash flow will be finding it harder and harder to survive the winter of 2019.

“Startups such as SnowPlus and Flow that fail to maintain a healthy operation will find themselves in a very cold winter if they are not able to secure further investment,” an anonymous venture capital partner told PE Daily.

Things were quite different back in 2018. Originally understood as having a low barrier to entry and high net profits, investors were extremely enthusiastic about China’s e-cigarette business, as China already has a mature supply chain and fast-growing market. It only took about five million  to start a new E-cigarette brand, according to PE Daily.

Luo Yonghao, founder of e-cigarette brand Vvild said their net profit remained at 10 million Yuan a month in the first half of 2018.

However, as the Chinese government issued the notice to ban online sales of e-cigarettes, the key to winning the competition lies in the brick-and-mortar business, but not every startup has a comprehensive strategy for their offline business.

“Companies such as SnowPlus and Yooz have similar strategies—offering their distributors their products at the lowest price to secure the market and sales channels, and then betting on those distributors to purchase from them again,” an e-cigarette investor told PE Daily.

He continued by stating that such a strategy could very well help expand the market share rapidly, but that without sufficient cash flow, it will find difficulty in making a profit. That is why many companies now need to heavily rely on continuous investment to support their low-pricing strategy. In a more egregious act of desperation to secure as much funding as possible, a number of brands have been found to be faking sales data to attract investors.

SnowPlus, for example, said it sold 800,000 sets of its vape product from this April to July. AI Caijing, a Chinese media outlet, has accused SnowPlus of faking the numbers.

Vapeast, a vaping media from Hong Kong also reported SnowPlus company faked its overseas R&D partner—Reverie Lab, which didn’t really exist.

Business Insider, reported in November that SnowPlus, went as far as to fake the signature of John McCain, the former US senator who passed away in 2018. The “signature” was found on a card endorsing one of their latest products.

“The E-cigarette business was very hot, but outside of some top investment institutions, which only invested the top companies, other capital has primarily come from individual investors,” said Zhao Yangbo, vice-president of investment of Polaris Capital. “However, investors have not abandoned the industry. In China, we are all waiting for the national standards for the e-cigarette industry to land.”

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