In 2016 and '17, 25 Americans, including CIA agents, who worked in the U.S. Embassy in Cuba suffered serious brain injuries causing impaired vision and memory loss among other persistent symptoms. Now, we've learned that at least 15 American officials in China suffered unexplained brain trauma soon after. The FBI is now investigating whether these Americans were attacked by a mysterious weapon that leaves no trace. Over many months we have been collecting evidence of what appears to be a hostile foreign government's plan to target americans serving abroad and their families. 60 Minutes Overtime: Is an invisible weapon targeting U.S. diplomats? Mark Lenzi: For me it was November of 2017, when I started to feel lightheaded a lot. I was getting more headaches, my wife was getting headaches too. Mark Lenzi is a State Department security officer who worked in the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou, China. He says that he and his wife began to suffer after hearing strange sounds in their … [Read more...] about Brain trauma suffered by U.S. diplomats abroad could be work of hostile foreign government
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GOP Sen. Kevin Cramer is leading a drive to reward 300,000 Indian visa workers for taking college graduate jobs from at least 200,000 young middle aged or older American graduates. Via Twitter, the North Dakota Senator is pushing the “Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act,” which was also championed by former GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder until he lost his 2018 election.The legislation “is about exactly that: fairness,” Cramer tweeted. “The long wait for these green cards is a disservice to legal immigrants and to the potential of the American economy. Let’s get this passed.” But Cramer’s bill does not offer fairness or safeguards to the many Americans who are losing careers or starter jobs to the imported army of roughly 500,000 Indian workers and recruiters, said Dawn Collins, a former vice-president at J.P. Morgan Chase bank. Casey and other American professionals were forced out of their software jobs in 2016 to make … [Read more...] about GOP Senators Push Green Card Rewards for Indian Visa Workers Who Take College Jobs in U.S.
(Reuters) - Chinese content aggregator Qutoutiao Inc, which is backed by technology giant Tencent Holdings Ltd, filed for an initial public offering of up to $300 million with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday. Qutoutiao, which means “fun headline”, collects articles and short videos from professional media and freelancers and presents customized feeds to users on its namesake mobile application. The company ranks fourth among the news apps in Apple’s Chinese App Store, after Toutiao, Alibaba’s UC Web Browser and Tencent News. Qutoutiao, which counts Chinese internet search giant Baidu as its largest customer, said in its preliminary filing here that it had 32.1 million monthly average users in the quarter ended June 30. The Shanghai-based company said it plans to have its American Depository Shares listed on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “QTT”. The filing did not reveal how many shares the company planned to sell or … [Read more...] about Tencent-backed Qutoutiao files for U.S. IPO
WASHINGTON — Wanted: A million people willing to share their DNA and 10 years of health habits, big and small, for science. On Sunday, the U.S. government will open nationwide enrollment for an ambitious experiment: If they can build a large enough database comparing the genetics, lifestyles and environments of people from all walks of life, researchers hope to learn why some escape illness and others don't, and better customize ways to prevent and treat disease. "A national adventure that is going to transform medical care," is how Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, describes his agency's All of Us Research Program. Congress has authorized $1.45 billion over 10 years for the project. It all hinges on whether enough people around the country will sign up, either online or through participating health centers. There's already interest: More than 25,000 people got early entry to the project over the past year through an invitation-only … [Read more...] about U.S. government seeking 1 million people for study of DNA, health habits
David Wethe, Bloomberg Published 1:39 pm, Monday, April 9, 2018 Photo: DELCIA LOPEZ, STAFF Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Employees Ivan Herbert and Efrain Montelongo with Schlumberger Drilling company. Employees Ivan Herbert and Efrain Montelongo with Schlumberger Drilling company. Photo: DELCIA LOPEZ, STAFF Oil-services investors yawn at latest U.S. sanctions on Russia 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Investors of the world's biggest oil-servicer providers are so far looking past the most punitive round of U.S. sanctions on Russia. Schlumberger Ltd., the biggest of the hired guns who drill, frack and rejuvenate oil wells globally, has the most at stake in Russia among rivals, J. David Anderson, an analyst at Barclays Plc, said Monday in a phone interview. Even so, that amounts to less than 10 percent … [Read more...] about Oil-services investors yawn at latest U.S. sanctions on Russia