The US and China to sign a draft trade agreement

The US and China to sign a draft trade agreement

US trade representative Robert Lighthizer and Chinese Ambassador to Washington Cui Tiankai could sign a draft trade agreement between the two countries as early as Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing an informed source.

Earlier it was reported that US President Donald Trump approved the first stage of the trade deal with China.

According to the newspaper, Lighthizer and Cui Tiankai on Friday will sign if not the draft agreement itself, then at least its main provisions.

According to media reports, the agreement provides for the abolition of a new round of duties on Chinese imports, which were supposed to come into force on December 15. It is also expected to reduce the already imposed duties of 360 billion dollars up to two times. In exchange, Beijing must meet some demands, including an increase in China’s purchases of American agricultural and other goods.

White House economic adviser Michael Pilsbury said that the second phase of the agreement, one of the topics of which will be changed in China’s industrial policy, will be discussed only after 2020 US presidential election.

US stocks lower at close in 2019

US stocks lower at close in 2019

The US stock market closed Tuesday with a fall amid negative dynamics from the telecommunications, oil and gas and industrial sectors.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.72%, the S&P 500 index fell 0.61%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.56%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones were Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), which rose 1.65% or 1.90 points to trade at 116.86 at the close. Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) added 0.26% or 0.12 points to trade at 46.67. Paper McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) rose in price by 0.23 p. (0.12%), closing at 190.08.

Biggest losers included Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: CAT), which lost 2.48% or 3.47 points to trade at 136.35 in late trade. Shares of Dow Inc (NYSE: DOW) were up 0.84% ​​(1.54%) to close at 56.27, while Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) were down 5.48% (1.46). %) and completed trading at around 369.04.

The best performers of the session on the S&P 500 were Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN), which rose 10.30% to 62.97, Monster Beverage Corp (NASDAQ: MNST), which gained 3.05% , closing at 54.69, and Campbell Soup Company shares (NYSE: CPB), which rose 2.49%, ending the session at 39.49.

The worst performers of the session were Pentair PLC (NYSE: PNR), which fell 13.54% to trade at 39.13. Under Armor Inc A (NYSE: UAA) lost 4.69% and ended the session at 20.72. Quotes Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ: AMD) fell in price by 4.52% to around 27.24.

More than 20 cars staged a grand accident at the race in the United States

NASCAR race Daytona 500 is remembered by the audience in a mass accident in which it faced more than 20 cars. Video footage of the incident can be viewed on the Internet.

The race was traditionally held at the circuit in Florida. At one point, Toyota and Ford Mustang collided unsuccessfully, which caused a “Domino effect”. Just a few seconds on the track came together more than two dozen cars. Of these, only 11 were able to return to the track.

Liverpool won the Champions League, beating Tottenham

Liverpool won the Champions League, beating Tottenham

Liverpool defeated Tottenham in London and won the Champions League for the first time since 2005.

The final match of the two English clubs, held on Saturday at the Madrid stadium “Metropolitano”, ended with a victory for Liverpool with a score of 2:0. Goals were scored by Mohamed Salah (2nd minute, penalty) and Divock Origi (87th).

Already in the first minute of the meeting, Tottenham defender Moussa Sissoko played a hand in his penalty area, and the chief referee Damir Skomina appointed an eleven-meter kick, which Salah realized. In the 87th minute, Origi hit the goal of Hugo Lloris, setting the final score in the match.

The game began with a minute of silence in memory of the former football team of Spain Jose Antonio Reyes, who died in an accident on Saturday morning.

Schumacher’s wife hides the truth about his condition

Schumacher’s wife hides the truth about his condition

Willi Weber also predicted whether Schumacher would recover from a severe head injury, after which he has been recovering for several years.

The wife of the famous former racer, seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, who has been recovering from a severe head injury for several years, hides the truth about his health. Schumacher’s former Manager Willi Weber in an interview for a German documentary made this statement. The shooting is timed to the 25th anniversary of the first championship of the driver in Formula 1.

“I know that Michael received a serious blow, but I have no idea how the recovery is going. I’d like to know how he’s doing, to shake his hand, but unfortunately, his wife Corinna refuses all my attempts. She’s probably afraid that I’ll see what’s going on with him and release the truth,” Weber said.
He also predicted whether Schumacher would recover.

“I firmly believe that Michael will recover because he is a fighter. If there is a chance, he will take it. This cannot be the end. I pray for him and I am sure we will see him again,” Free News quoted Weber as saying.

The first molecular electronic chip containing 100 million DNA readers

The first molecular electronic chip containing 100 million DNA readers

Roswell completed the development and prototyping of the first of its kind molecular-electronic chips, which used all the latest achievements from the fields of semiconductor technology, nanotechnology, biosensors, etc. All this made it possible to create an integrated CMOS chip, which contains a huge number of elements of molecular sensors, which, at a chip price of $ 100, can read information from the entire human genome in just one hour.

In 2019, Roswell Biotechnologies, Inc, whose management managed to attract $ 32 million of investments, completed the development of a number of key technologies necessary for implementing direct, high-speed and accurate reading of genetic data and other information of biological origin.

A Chinese company has created a robot cat

A Chinese company has created a robot cat

The international electronics show (CES) was held in Los Angeles, where a Chinese company presented a cat-robot that can be trained. Elephant Robotics created the new project.

The MarsCat robot is completely autonomous and can be configured. It reacts to the touch and voice of the owner and responds to the given name. He can also play with various items.

The authors of the project are sure that Allergy sufferers and busy people who do not have the opportunity to pay much attention to a live pet will appreciate the gadget. The robot is not yet available for sale, but on the company’s website, it can be ordered for $ 700.

MarsCat was the first Elephant Robotics product designed for home use. Founded in 2016, the company produces robots to perform functions in industrial enterprises.

DEAnsect – an elastic insect robot that can withstand a swatter

DEAnsect – an elastic insect robot that can withstand a swatter

Research in the field of robotics is very important and useful, especially the development of miniature robots that together are able to perform fairly complex tasks, working in places of natural disasters, technological disasters, etc. To do this, such robots must be very reliable, and researchers from the Swiss Federal Polytechnic University of Lausanne (Swiss Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, EPFL) seem to have managed to realize all this to the fullest. The elastic insect robot they created is able to recover from impacts and continue to fulfill the task assigned to it.

The weight of the new insect robot does not exceed one gram, it is moved using polymer artificial muscles (dielectric elastomer actuators, DEA), which formed the basis of its name – DEAnsect.


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