China on Thursday accused the US and Canada of abusing their bilateral extradition treaty for political reasons as a British Columbia court ruled that the case against Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou meets the threshold of double criminality -- charges would be crimes in both North American countries. The British Columbia Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled Meng's case meets the Canadian extradition standard of "double criminality," state-run Xinhua news agency reported from Vancouver. Meng, who is deputy chair of the Chinese company's board and daughter of its founder Ren Zhengfei, was detained in Vancouver in December 2018 on the US's charges of bank fraud. The 48-year-old is also accused of misleading investment bank HSBC Holdings of her company's dealings with the Iran government, which the US had sanctioned. Meng is fighting extradition to the US. Meng's arrest had stunned China, considering the iconic status of Huawei which is the Asian powerhouse's largest … [Read more...] about China cries foul as Canadian court rules Huawei CFO’s case meets standard of “double criminality”
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Until now, this area was used by the Santa Lucía Military Air Base, about 45 miles (73 kilometers) north of Mexico City. But it wasn't until October 2019, when construction of the new General Felipe Ángeles International Airport began, that researchers uncovered the ancient remains. … [Read more...] about A giant mammoth graveyard was just discovered outside Mexico City
Surely that metaphor is a little hyperbolic, but without a monetary incentive it's difficult to convince merchants that they need to buy new terminals, even if credit card companies are already issuing cards with embedded chips to customers. Square is pioneering a product for small-scale businesses to equip themselves for the October 2015 transition, and it thinks it will make quite a bit of money off that. “Let’s just say, we’re a five-year-old company that’s spent more than a year anticipating a shift that’s more than a year away,” a spokesperson at Square told Ars in an e-mail. Even at that, the Square EMV reader isn't a true chip-and-PIN solution yet, because at launch it won't be able to accept a PIN from the card holder—the reader is currently only set up to accept a signature to verify the card details. … [Read more...] about Chip-based credit cards are a decade old; why doesn’t the US rely on them yet?
Since they aren’t lined up, the question is what combination of impact angle and direction puts the peak ring center just southwest of the crater center, with the mantle rebound high point just northeast of the crater center. To test this, the researchers used a 3D simulation of the extreme physics of an asteroid impact. They repeated the simulation for impacts at 90-, 60-, 45-, and 30-degree angles and at velocities of 12 kilometers per second (the minimum plausible) and 20 kilometers per second. … [Read more...] about Tracing the trajectory of a 66 million-year-old asteroid impact
Like the Arc, both those Samsung ’bars are Atmos-capable and feature eARC, but they have one massive advantage in that they also ship with a subwoofer – giving them a huge advantage when it comes to deep bass response. Sure, you can always tack on a Sonos Sub to your Sonos Arc, but doing so would cost well over $1,000. … [Read more...] about Watch out Sonos, Samsung just dropped a half-dozen new soundbars