When money flows into emerging markets – opinion

Sometimes investing is like a child learning to whistle. I remember teaching my elder son how to whistle and he tried and tried and just blew out air. Fast forward a few years and we were sitting at a Hapoel Jerusalem basketball game – remember those days when you could attend a game, it seems like eons ago – and he was cheering and then did one of those things where you put your thumb and middle finger together in your mouth, and out came this crazy loud noise which almost exploded my eardrums.  I said to him; “I guess you learned how to whistle!” Anyone who has ever spoken to me in depth about investing or read my book on retirement planning knows that I am a big fan of emerging markets (EM). But far too often when I bring up the topic of allocating some investment funds into
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Wink Hartman: Kansas should invest in information technology – Opinion – The Topeka Capital-Journal

Government has many functions, agencies and departments with the main goal of delivering service to the people of Kansas.

To best deliver these services and work for the people of our state, Kansas’ government must adopt and use business philosophies of putting the residents first. Government is above all a service business and needs to make efficient and quality service a top priority.

This year we’ve seen issues with government service delivery. The unprecedented number of unemployment claims filed with the Department of Labor due to COVID-19 has shown this. The heavy influx of claims could easily catch anyone off guard, but the response to addressing this influx was not quick enough. Plus, long-standing issues in state government contributed to the issue.

Information technology may not be the most exciting subject and mainframes — hardware and software for government administration will never light a fire under anyone — but it

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Opinion | Americans turned out to vote with their tweet

Beyond their role as a comforting escape from the horrors of traditional election coverage, there’s a case to be made that such posts may have contributed to the election’s record turnout. It’s one way in which social media — rightly criticized for its part in increasing polarization and spreading disinformation — may have helped democracy.

At first glance, this claim probably seems counterintuitive. The 2020 turnout was undoubtedly bolstered by strong feelings on both sides. One would think that the pandemic-driven expansion of mail-in voting also contributed to turnout by making it easier to vote — a plausible explanation that has nothing to do with social media. The problem with this reasoning is that there’s plenty of evidence — for example, from the United States and Switzerland — that mail-in voting has historically had a very limited impact on turnout.

This phenomenon is elucidated in a remarkable 2010 paper by

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Opinion | Science-led policy will get Montgomery’s schools reopened

Montgomery County leadership has made unreasonable health metrics, not grounded in science or the interests of our children, a prerequisite for hybrid learning: a daily average of fewer than five cases per 100,000 residents over a 14-day period. This is far more stringent than the state recommendation and approximately four times stricter than what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends. Even at the pandemic’s lowest ebb, Montgomery County has never met this standard. In contrast, students in other U.S. communities that do not meet Montgomery County’s standard have enjoyed months of live instruction, some five days a week, without harming public health.

In September, many large U.S. school districts offered some in-person learning, and the evidence is in. Schools that take proper mitigation measures do not stoke community transmission. In October, New York public schools tested tens of thousands of students and faculty and found only 28 were

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Need for sci-tech advantages – Opinion


China needs to increase its support for technological innovation in fields other than information technology

The United States has been experiencing worsening social conflicts and crises recently, which appear to be accidental but are actually the escalation of long-standing economic and social problems in the country. Slower economic growth caused mainly by the slowdown of technological progress has been a key factor behind these problems.

Technological innovation has declined significantly since the 1970s. Although the third industrial revolution has driven rapid progress in information technology, technological progress in the fields of energy, transportation and construction, which were developed during the second industrial revolution, has been slow.

Information technology has driven the development of almost all industries while contributing slightly to total factor productivity.

According to US scholar Robert Gordon, the average annual growth rate of total factor productivity in the US from 1970 to 2014 was only

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Opinion | Americans revive spirit of first Thanksgiving by carrying disease to new areas

These Thanksgiving reenactors were dedicated to making sure the holiday got the celebration it deserved. “Usually,” another ardent patriot said, “my Thanksgiving celebration is based on a selective and misleading interpretation of history. This year, it will be based on a selective and misleading interpretation of science as well. And I brought green beans with those weird little packaged onion things on them!”

“It’s a point of pride with me to ignore any guidelines that would prevent my bringing pestilence with me to this important family holiday,” one celebrator noted. “The Pilgrims didn’t pay attention to any guidelines! Dare I act as though to be alive now offers me any advantages over what they had?”

One matriarch, sticking her entire arm into the slick carcass of a bird, offered, “It’s important to me that my Thanksgiving keeps the traditions of those first fur traders and colonists alive: where I feel

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Wireless Broadband Market Critical Analysis with Expert Opinion

Edison, NJ — (SBWIRE) — 11/25/2020 — Global Wireless Broadband Market Report 2020 by Key Players, Types, Applications, Countries, Market Size, Forecast to 2026 (Based on 2020 COVID-19 Worldwide Spread) is latest research study released by HTF MI evaluating the market, highlighting opportunities, risk side analysis, and leveraged with strategic and tactical decision-making support. The study provides information on market trends and development, drivers, capacities, technologies, and on the changing investment structure of the Global Wireless Broadband Market. Some of the key players profiled in the study are Tp-Link Technologies, Harris Corporation, Mitrastar Technology, Gemtek, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., At&T Inc., Zte Corporation, Proxim, Alcatel-Lucent S.A., Nokia Networks, Cambium, Technicolor, Radwin, Motorola Solutions, Inc., Ericsson, Bec Technologies, Inc (Billion Electric), Verizon Communications Inc. & Inteno.

You can get free access to samples from the report here: https://www.htfmarketreport.com/sample-report/2956749-global-wireless-broadband-market-report-2020-by-key-players-types-applications-countries-market-size-forecast-to-2026

Wireless Broadband Market Overview:
If you are involved in the Wireless Broadband industry

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Opinion | The Future Was Supposed to Be Better Than This

Perhaps nowhere has seen the promised Eden of technological futurism run into the hard ground of earthly reality more harshly than in education. In 2018, Vivek Wadhwa, a professor of entrepreneurship and innovation in Silicon Valley, predicted that “the future of education is virtual,” powered by AI enabled VR headsets. Instead, the online learning most students, teachers and parents experienced this spring, and are unfortunately continuing this fall, is best characterized as a vast disappointment. Technical failures abound at every turn, work is left untouched and many feel abandoned. In a recent survey of educators from 59 countries, over half said that the experiment in e-learning had resulted in students learning less than they would if they were in school.

I saw this with my own kids, who started kindergarten and second grade in mid-September, in-person at our local public school. Each day in lockdown was a long battle with

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Opinion | The Lady and the Trump

WASHINGTON — I’ve been riveted all week by the spectacle of the most famous blond phenom on the planet, a child isolated and miserable living inside a national landmark, lashing out and spiraling into self-destructive acts.

But eventually I had to turn off the new season of “The Crown,” focusing on Princess Diana, and drag my attention back to Donald Trump, who is trashing this place before checking out like he’s Axl Rose at a Four Seasons.

Diana and Donald shared a few things in common: their toxic tango with the press, their psychic connection with their fan base, their willingness to blow up norms. They were both “unpredictable meteors,” as Tony Blair once described Di. They both savored sitting in their rooms glued to their own coverage on TV, dialing up their chosen reporters to control the narrative. They were both unhappy at the top, fretting about being undercut.

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EyePoint Pharmaceuticals to Host Key Opinion Leader Virtual Roundtable on the Future of Drug …

WATERTOWN, Mass., Nov. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYPT), a pharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing innovative ophthalmic products, today announced it will host a key opinion leader roundtable discussion on the future of local drug delivery for wet aged-related macular degeneration (AMD) and an overview of EYP-1901, the Company’s potential six-month sustained delivery intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy for wet AMD. The event will take place virtually on Friday, December 4, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. ET.

Scheduled to participate in the event are several leading retina specialists, including Robert Avery, M.D., Founder and Chief Executive Officer, California Retina Consultants; Elias Reichel, M.D., Professor and Vice Chair, Director, Vitreoretinal Service, New England Eye Center, Tufts University of Medicine; and Charles Wykoff, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Research, Retina Consultants of Houston, Deputy Chair For Ophthalmology, Blanton Eye Institute.

To access the event, please dial (877) 870-4263 from the

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