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US Exim Bank Wants Its Charter To Last For 10 Years

On June 4, 2019, American EXIM bank supporters told Congress that the charter of the bank should be termed for at least 10 years. Supporters also appealed that the reauthorization time of the EXIM bank should be increased.

Many of the supporters are asking the government to change the rules so that it will allow EXIM banks to deal in more than $10 million. Back in 2015, Congress had reauthorized the Bank, at that time its charter had lapsed. Congress hadn’t approved the charter until last month to constitute a proper quorum. Since the bank doesn’t have a proper quorum, thus it is literally impossible for it to deal in space programs and deal in satellite launch.

Operations of EXIM Bank has been fully restored but there is a risk that the operations may cease on September 30, 2019. On that day, the charter of the Bank will expire. Back in 2015, EXIM Bank had lost the favor of conservative lawmakers. Commercial lawmakers had accused the Bank that it is causing distortion in the business dealing.

Data which is released by EXIM Bank stated that $36 billion were given by China in 2017 as export credit. The data also revealed that US only made a contribution of $200 million. In one of the exclusive interviews, Roy Kamphausen stated that at present China have several, newly made launch vehicles which are under construction.

While speaking to the press, Steve Stivers said that if US wants to hold its ground at the Trade war then it is very essential to strengthen EXIM Bank’s policies. In her exclusive interview, Linda Dempsey said that it would be very essential to focus on manufacturing units as they will provide impeccable back up for 10 years.

In one of the interviews with the press, Jim Himes stated that without proper quorum American manufacturers would lose competitive edge. During an exclusive meet with the press Bill Huizenga stated that it is nearly impossible to allow EXIM Banks such a long term reauthorization.

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New Report Focuses On Hundreds Of Pool Deaths Of Young Youngsters

Recent national report of 2016 reveals that 389 teenagers under 15 years of age were drowned in hot tubs and pools in U.S. About 74% of deaths were of kids below 5 years.

Nikki Fleming, leader of Consumer Product Safety Commission’s sponsored campaign; Pool Safely said that there has been an increase in the number of deaths of children below 15 years of age due to drowning. He also said that according to the numbers, drowning is still the main cause of accidental death of kids of 1–4 years and second main reason for deaths of children between 5 and 14 years. He further informed that the peak months for accidents are May to August. However, June is the month in which most number of children loses their lives due to drowning.

From 2016-2018, there have been around 6,600 emergency cases due to spa or pool injuries. The CPSC has found one risk, “suction entrapment” to be a very serious cause of deaths in pools. In this, children get trapped in the suction outlet in a spa or pool. A large number of children have died while trapped in the pool drains.

In 2008, a safety act was passed to secure the pool drains by covering them and preventing trapping through suction openings. The act, Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act was named on the granddaughter of James Baker, the former Secretary of U.S. State. She died in 2002when she was 7 due to suction entrapment in the pool.

Lenox Hill Hospital’s emergency physician, Dr. Robert Glatter, gave some tips to keep the children safe in the pools and spas. The tips included crucial points like keeping an eye on them the whole time, keeping very small kids at an arm’s length only, installing a four-sided fence and a pool alarm.

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Samsung CEO Claims That Galaxy Home Will Ship Q3 2019

It has been a long road for the Galaxy Home to market. And now, Hyun-suk Kim (Samsung CEO who controls the firm’s user electronics department) has offered yet one more release window for the device: sometime in Q3 of this year, as per media reports.

“The Galaxy Home device, which will be the center of home appliances by Samsung, is projected to be rolled out in mid-H2 of 2019,” claimed Kim, which media explains that other Samsung officials have hinted to the Q3 of 2019.

The Galaxy Home was initially declared in August last year when the firm also launched the Note 9. And while Samsung has displayed the product at different events since then, the firm still has still to launch it. Earlier, DJ Koh (Samsung CEO) had committed an April export date for the Bixby smart device, which the firm missed.

And when reached for an interview earlier, Samsung executives claimed to the media that the firm was “projecting to roll out Galaxy Home in the H1 of this year,” which might have offered the firm a time until the June-end. But on the basis of Kim’s latest statement, it might appear that the firm will not be shipping by then either.

On a related note, in spite of not yet exporting its smart device, Samsung seems to already be operating on a follow-up to that smart speaker. A new filing at FCC (Federal Communications Commission) shows that the firm has a new “AI device” in progress, which seems like a tinnier edition of the Galaxy Home with no legs and a smaller body. It maintains its cauldron-akin shape, and it is probably going to be a cheaper, tinier, peer to the original. There is not a whole lot of data to get here about the original or the mini Galaxy Home device.

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Lyft Has Finished 55,000 Self-Driving Rides In Las Vegas

A year back, Lyft rolled out its self-driving ride platform in Las Vegas. Now, the firm declared that its 30-car fleet has completed 55,000 trips. That makes it the biggest commercial project of its type in the US. Obviously, Lyft claims it is thrilled. “So far, we have been very happy with what we have heard from our users taking a self-driving ride in Las Vegas with us,” the firm claimed to the media in an interview.

In August 2018, almost 4 months after Aptiv and Lyft dropped the autonomous cars in Vegas, they crossed 5,000 rides. As per the firm, the average ride rating stays high, 4.97 out of 5 stars. Allegedly, 92% of users felt extremely or very safe during the trip. It may assist that program still depends on a backup driver in case the system does not works. Although, it is not clear how often the trips need human interference.

In comparison to Lyft’s in general ridership, 55,000 trips is a small amount. The firm passed the million riders daily mark earlier a few years back, and it later cleared the one billionth ride goal. While Lyft might have the benefit of a clean record and an advantage, Uber lately added its self-driving car division with a major cash investment.

On a related note, Lyft has launched free banking and extremely discounted repair services for drivers, maybe in an effort to influence the best of them to select its firm against Uber’s. The ride-hailing platform has formally rolled out Lyft Driver Services, and it comprises access to debit cards dubbed as Lyft Direct and free bank accounts.

Drivers will not have to pay any banking-associated fees, and their cards will let them to instantaneously access their profits after every ride—something that can assist stop them from going into loss.

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President Trump Hopes For A Trade Deal With UK: Easier Said Than Done!

A recent trade accord of United States with Britain is likely to provide enough benefits to the latter even if it leaves the European Union. Both prime minister May and president Trump have emphasized on the likelihood of a new agreement during a press conference this week. But as of now Britain cannot open negotiations with any trade partners until it officially leaves the European Union as its Brexit plans are also in a mess. PM Theresa May is also likely to stand down so what is likely to happen is still very uncertain.

But formal discussions of US-UK deal will last several years due to political uncertainty in both countries and there is no likelihood of any investment says economists. EU is the biggest trading partner of UK and accounts for 49.4 % of its trade and US is its second largest partner with 14.7 % and its trade for 2018 was worth around $262 billion. Exports of goods and services from US stood at $141 billion producing trade surplus of $20 billion. While investments between both trading partners stood at $1 trillion around 1 million people are employed in both nations by firms from each other.

Mrs. May stated that Trump and she had discussions about positive trade agreement in the future and the deal will be of enormous proportions which will exceed the current level of trade by two to three times. But experts stated that demands of Trump’s administration are not likely to be approved by Britain and all parts of current agreement under discussion will have to be tabled during negotiations. Contentious issues likely to face barriers are imports of agricultural and livestock products from US and negotiations with National Health Services the publicly health system of Britain. All business negotiations of UK till now were being done as per EU negotiated terms and conditions but now it will have to negotiate its own deals.