U.S. To Add Chinese Oil Driller To List Of Firms Barred From Receiving American Investments: Report

The Trump administration is set to add major Chinese offshore oil and gas producer CNOOC, plus three other large Chinese firms, to a list of companies barred from receiving American investments because of their alleged ties to China’s military, according to a report by Reuters that cited documents and three officials. 

CNOOC — short for China National Offshore Oil Corporation — is China’s third-largest oil and gas company and its main offshore explorer, having brought in more than $30 billion in revenue in 2019. 

Its inclusion on the blacklist caused its Hong Kong-listed shares to tumble 14% on Monday. Not only are US investors responsible for a large chunk of the company’s more than $360 billion in value on the Hong

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Opinion | American leadership could save what is left of the global Internet

Even in many open democratic societies, there is talk of “data sovereignty” and moves to clamp down on U.S. companies and the sharing of data. In Europe, regulators and courts have thrown into doubt the free flow of data between the European Union and the United States. Many other countries are actively working on plans to impose “data localization,” requiring citizens’ data to be stored domestically and placing significant limits on the flow of data across borders.

This desire for greater sovereignty is natural and understandable. Policymakers are grappling with legitimate concerns about the rules that govern content and the use of data at scale. They are also debating the proper size and power of global tech companies. Hovering above these issues is a fundamental question: What do we want the Internet to be?

This is where the Biden administration comes in. An opportunity exists for U.S. leadership to create

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Tatiana Bilbao to feature among panellists exploring Latin American architecture for Dezeen x Miami Design Talks

The final instalment of Dezeen x Miami Design Talks will be a panel discussion about the relationship between the city of Miami and Latin American architecture. Watch here from 3pm London time.

a large tall tower with a clock on the side of a building: Dezeen x Miami Design Talks

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Dezeen x Miami Design Talks

Moderated by Dezeen’s founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs, the panel will comprise Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao, Venezuelan-born architect Carlos Zapata and Ecuadorian architectural developer Joseph Schwarzkopf.

Miami has often been referred to in the media as “the capital of Latin America”. This live conversation will explore the influences that the city has on Latin American architecture and vice versa.

a person posing for the camera: Tatiana Bilbao

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Tatiana Bilbao

Bilbao is the director of architecture practice Tatiana Bilbao Estudio, which she set up in 2009. Her work is characterised by a sensitive approach to design that integrates social values and embraces collaboration.

For example, in 2019, Bilbao teamed up with 32 architects and

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Huawei founder says American politicians wants to kill the company

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  • Huawei’s founder Ren Zhengfei addressed Honor employees in a written speech on Thursday.
  • He said that some American politicians want to kill the company.
  • He also encouraged Honor to become Huawei’s competitor after the two companies split.

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei reportedly posted an emotionally-charged farewell speech for departing Honor employees on Thursday.

According to Reuters, Zhengfei addressed the sub-brand on the company’s employee forum and blamed its recent sale on the spate of US sanctions. His comments line up with Huawei’s recent statement where it said that it’s under “tremendous pressure” from the US government.

“Wave after wave of severe US sanctions against Huawei has led us to finally understand, certain American politicians want to kill us, not just correct us,” Zhengfei said in his speech.

While Huawei could deal with the difficulties, it didn’t want to risk the livelihood of

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2021 BMW R18 review: An American cruiser through a Bavarian lens

2021 BMW R18

You could spend all day picking out the throwback details here. They are many and the execution is sublime.

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Do you know what Harley-Davidson’s largest market is outside of the United States? You’d be forgiven for guessing it’s China, since so many other American brands have found such great success there as of late. Or perhaps India, a place with somewhere near 40 million motorcycles on the road. Neither, however, is correct. 

The answer is Germany, a fact I provide not to ensure you’re well-prepped for the next trivia night at your local bierhaus, but because knowing that fact is key to understanding not only why the R18 exists, but indeed why it is the way it is. 

The BMW R18 is a long, low, slow and beautiful cruiser. At about

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Don’t Race Out To Buy American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSW.A) Just Because It’s Going Ex-Dividend

American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSW.A) stock is about to trade ex-dividend in 3 days. You will need to purchase shares before the 19th of November to receive the dividend, which will be paid on the 4th of December.

American Software’s upcoming dividend is US$0.11 a share, following on from the last 12 months, when the company distributed a total of US$0.44 per share to shareholders. Based on the last year’s worth of payments, American Software stock has a trailing yield of around 2.6% on the current share price of $16.63. If you buy this business for its dividend, you should have an idea of whether American Software’s dividend is reliable and sustainable. We need to see whether the dividend is covered by earnings and if it’s growing.

Dividends are usually paid out of company profits, so if a company pays out more than it earned then its dividend is usually at

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DLR Group | Cleveland dominates 2020 design awards of American Institute of Architects’ Cleveland Chapter

CLEVELAND, Ohio — DLR Group 5/8 Cleveland or architects associated with the firm, formerly known as Westlake Reed Leskosky, took five of the 14 design honors in the 2020 Design Awards granted by the Cleveland Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Vocon took three awards, the second highest number, although two were for the same project. In all, the jury handed out 14 professional design awards in five categories that included architecture, interiors, small projects, unbuilt projects, and “makers.” There were 61 total entries in the five groups.

Half of the professional design awards were for projects in Northeast Ohio, and the other seven were for projects outside of the region, in locations including Harbin, China; Wichita, Kansas; and Philadelphia and Pittsburgh,

The awards jury was chaired by Roy Decker and Anne Marie Duvall Decker, of the firm of Duvall Decker, based in Jackson, Mississippi.

Here’s a complete

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Pandemic draws more Latin American poor into banking system

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Sonia Fierro has lived her entire adult life selling children’s books on the streets of Colombia’s capital, earning wages that barely cover her living expenses, let alone the monthly fees that come with a bank account.

When the pandemic left her short on cash, she qualified for government aid, but she needed an account where the money could be sent. With the help of her tech-savvy daughter, she signed up for a virtual banking app called DaviPlata, which allows users to receive money, retrieve cash and make payments.

“It’s the best thing they could have done because it’s easy and doesn’t cost anything,” she said.

Across Latin America, the COVID-19 crisis has yielded a rare bright spot: Millions of people like Fierro who were long excluded from traditional banking have joined the financial system using digital banking services. Governments tapped into the services to dole out

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