In Major Blow To Trump, GOP Health Care Bill Vote Delayed
The bill faced opposition from the center and right within the party. And Trump, for all his efforts at deal-making, hasn't been able yet to secure the votes.

John Boehner, when he was speaker of the GOP-controlled House, once likened his job to keeping 218 frogs in a wheelbarrow.

President Trump and current House Speaker Paul Ryan are running into the same problem.

NPR’s Susan Davis reports that the long-promised Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has been delayed. It was supposed to get a vote Thursday night, but it has been running into trouble — from both the right and the center.

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Cutting Edge Enabling Technologies for 2017

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Only eleven days to go until the 11th WT|Wearable Technologies Meeting 2017 EUROPE. The leading profession fair for wearable and linked devices will certainly be taking area in Munich ´ s ICM International Congress Center and also will combine sector and innovation experts from around the world. This year, the meeting will certainly focus on wearable tools as well as boosting day-to-day experiences, from locations such as medication, sports as well as way of life. Numerous added uniqueness as well as advancements, consisting of the WT Technology Globe Cup victors, could be seen at WT|Wearable Technologies Conference 2017 EUROPE. Allow us present you to a few of our exhibitors in the group “Cutting-edge Enabling Technology”.


The Cicor Group is a globally energetic companion in the electronic devices sector. 1950 workers at ten manufacturing websites around the world provide a broad variety of innovation for the manufacture of complex PCBs as well as hybrids along with complete engineering as well as manufacturing services for electronics as well as plastics. Cicor Team offers total outsourcing solutions as well as a wide variety of innovative innovations, digital manufacturing services as well as a large range of production options from PCB assembly, system assembly, box-building, toolmaking and also plastic shot molding. We are an electronics provider with an international structure and also a wide array of production abilities in published motherboard setting up, system assembly and box building, control closet construction, cable television assembly and in the areas of toolmaking and also plastic injection molding.


With 2015 sales of EUR 12.1 billion, Covestro is among the world’s biggest polymer companies. Organisation tasks are concentrated on the manufacture of modern polymer materials and also the development of cutting-edge remedies for products made use of in many areas of day-to-day live. The main sectors served are the automotive, electrical as well as electronics, building and also sports and also leisure markets. Covestro products as well as the products made from them enhance our lives and also make the globe a brighter place. Whether as insulation for residences or the refrigerators inside them, in cushions, vehicle headlights and arena roofs, as protective layers or exceptionally thin films: Covestro’s products advertise effectiveness, security as well as comfort in various locations of applications. The scheme includes polycarbonate - the crystal-clear as well as formable high-performance plastic that is at the same time very strong, lightweight as well as durable.


VTT Technical Research study Centre of Finland Ltd is the leading research and innovation business in the Nordic countries. They provide an overview on the capacity of high-volume printing modern technologies for sensors in Health care and Wearable Technology applications based upon instances of existing R&D work in Printed and Crossbreed Electronics at VTT. VTT’s roll-to-roll pilot printing and also crossbreed assimilation centers provide upscaling framework for printed as well as hybrid gadgets in all product stages: from model to mass item. Their multidisciplinary specialists work together to aid our clients and also companions create brand-new products, production processes, techniques, and services. In doing so, we help advertise sustainable development, employment and wellness. Our broad network of co-operators indicates our clients obtain access to the most effective expertise worldwide.

Fraunhofer IIS

Founded in 1985, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS ranks initially among the Fraunhofer Institutes worrying headcount and also profits. The Institute supplies study as well as development solutions in different areas, such as IC Layout, Sound and Multimedia, Imaging Systems, Medical Modern technology as well as Wearable Sensors. The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is among the world’s leading application-oriented study establishments for microelectronic and also IT system remedies and also solutions. With the production of mp3 and also the co-development of AAC, Fraunhofer IIS has actually gotten to globally acknowledgment. Concerning 950 workers carry out agreement research study for sector, the solution market and public authorities.


CSEM is a research study and development center focusing on microtechnology, nanotechnology, microelectronics, system engineering, photovoltaics and also interactions innovations. 450 very certified and specialized staff members from numerous scientific as well as technological techniques work for CSEM in Switzerland. Managing and also cultivating advancement to convert groundbreaking basic research study into innovative procedures, resulting in innovative items as well as assisting market and also society get ready for the future. They develop and maintain innovation systems, we integrate as well as combine innovations into workable systems, we grow those innovations until utilizing them will add worth to our commercial clients, after that we support the procedure of moving those innovations to industry.


Magnes Styx is a wearable powermeter for road cycling which incorporates the sensors, electronic devices, as well as power system in the cleat permitting a remarkable user experience as well as very easy transfer in between bikes. With straight 3D force and power measurements on both legs, we are offering a brand-new method for efficiency monitoring with extraordinary biking analytics. It is placed on the cycling footwear and provides the most sophisticated biking power dimensions with the multi-point 3-axis pressure dimension system on both feet. You can take advantage of the opportunity to check your efficiency without any type of setup on your bicycle. It connects cordless with a conventional bike computer system or with a mobile phone via our personalized Magnes application or with your preferred cycling apps.

On 7th as well as 8th of February 2017 our exhibitors will cover a wide variety of different topics which we will certainly offer in our next couple of write-ups. Furthermore, all victors of the Development World Cup will certainly exist at the Advancement Wild Fire Session on the initial day of the conference (February 7., 3:40 pm). We wish to see you in Munich.

The “Internationales Congress Centrum” (1975-79) in Berlin, Germany, by Ursulina Schüler-Witte & Ralf Schüler

Currently there is a petition which votes for the immediate listing of this landmark building as a monument since it is frequently endangered by demolition :

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STURM RUGER: Gun demand was unusually strong before the election, but now it's slumping

(U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the National Rifle Association (NRA) Leadership Forum at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. April 28, 2017.Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
Demand for guns from Sturm, Ruger & Co. slowed in the first quarter, according to the company’s earnings results released on Monday. 

The firearms-maker said sell-through of its products from independent distributors to retailers fell 7% after “stronger-than-normal demand [from consumers] during most of 2016, likely bolstered by the political campaigns for the November 2016 elections.”

Gun demand rose as then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton led in the polls. Some prospective owners believed that tighter regulations would make it harder to buy guns in the future, prompting them to buy sooner rather than later.

But those fears were calmed after the election, and demand for guns has subsequently cooled. 

Outgoing CEO Michael Fifer last year called on “our customers and all freedom-loving Americans to take action in support of the Second Amendment,” leading up to the election. Fifer retires on Tuesday and will be succeeded by Christopher Killoy, the president and chief operating officer. 

Sturm Ruger reported a 3% decrease in net sales to $167.4 million from the first quarter of 2016. Its diluted earnings per share were unchanged at $1.21, but higher than what analysts had forecast. 

Its shares rose 4% in after-hours trading. 

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This Woman Really Wants a Donut

Aaron was taking in all the IAAPA trade show had to offer and stopped by one of the demonstrations, however, a passerby had only one thing on her mind.

Aaron stopped to look at one of the many animatronics on display in the Georgia World Congress Center and when it finished a woman walked past exclaiming that she needed a donut. Here’s hoping she got it. Credit: Potion of Play via Storyful

Trump says he'd be 'honored' to meet with Kim Jong Un 'under the right circumstances'

(U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the National Rifle Association (NRA) Leadership Forum at the Georgia World Congress Center in AtlantaThomson Reuters)
President Donald Trump told Bloomberg News on Monday that he would be “honored” to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “under the right circumstances.”

“If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, I would absolutely, I would be honored to do it,” Trump said. “If it’s under the, again, under the right circumstances. But I would do that.”

Most likely, the “right circumstances” would entail North Korea showing a willingness to halt or reverse its nuclear and ballistic missile programs that have elevated it to the single greatest security threat to the US.

“Most political people would never say that… but I’m telling you under the right circumstances I would meet with him,” Trump said. “We have breaking news.”

However, Trump has been up front about his willingness to speak to Kim Jong Un for about a year, telling Reuters in May 2016 that “I would speak to him, I would have no problem speaking to him." 

Direct talks with the Kim regime would break with US foreign policy since 2000, when then-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright spoke to Kim Jong Il, the current leader’s father.

In 2009, the six party talks between China, Japan, North Korea, Russia, South Korea, and the US fell apart because North Korea backed out when it came time to implement the verifiable and irreversible destruction of its nuclear capabilities.

The experience proved a searing moment for US diplomats and created lasting doubts about the North Koreans’ sincerity in diplomacy. Since then, North Korea has written its possession of nuclear weapons into its constitution as a guarantor of its security.

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So while the US demands North Korea denuclearize, and North Korea clings to its weapons for security, Yun Sun, a senior associate at the Stimson Center, previously told Business Insider that the question since 2009 has been: "If we are going to talk to North Korea, what are we going to talk about?”

Experts have accessed that North Korea’s missile program has made troubling advances, and some calculate that the Kim regime may be able to target the US mainland with a nuclear missile in as little as three years.

The North Koreans fast-moving missile program may be adding urgency to finding a resolution for the burgeoning nuclear crisis in the Korean peninsula.

Trump’s comments echo Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s earlier comments to NPR that the US would prefer to engage in the process of denuclearization with North Korea diplomatically though direct talks, as opposed to the military action Trump’s administration has repeatedly suggested.

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Hello do you know of any good architecture in Bamako?

Bamako is the capital and largest city of Mali, with a population of 1.8 million. In 2006, it was estimated to be the fastest growing city in Africa and sixth-fastest in the world. It is located on the Niger River, near the rapids that divide the upper and middle Niger valleys in the southwestern part of the country.

Here are some examples of the architecture in Bamako:

The Tower of African Unity Monument

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