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Hong Kong’s huge protests, explained


Vox

Published on Jun 22, 2019

The people of Hong Kong are protesting in record-breaking numbers.
The protester says “They are not doing this for themselves, but for the future of Hong Kong.” Hundreds of thousands of Hongkongers have taken to the streets to protest a controversial extradition bill that could send Hong Kong residents to mainland China to be tried in court. Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, says the bill is meant to prevent Hong Kong from becoming a safe haven for fugitives. But its opponents fear that Hong Kong would be exposed to China’s flawed judicial system, which would lead to further erasure of the city’s judicial independence. At first Lam was determined to move forward with the bill. But after a series of massive protests, she announced she would “indefinitely suspend” the bill. But protesters aren’t accepting the suspension, and have started demanding its complete withdrawal. They’ve also begun calling for Lam’s resignation. But this rise in tensions is about a lot more than a bill. To understand why this bill hits a nerve with Hongkongers, it’s important to understand Hong Kong’s relationship with China – and exactly how the bill would tip the scales in China’s favor. Watch this video to understand the news coming out of Hong Kong and the history that led up to this moment. 

Weekly News Wrap-Up 8.16.19 & Bo Polny on Coming Market Crash – YouTube

Published on Aug 15, 2019

If you wanted another sign the economy is not doing well, look no further than the latest allegations General Electric is a “bigger fraud than Enron.” The person making this charge is Harry Markopolos who uncovered the $60 billion Bernie Madoff scam years ago. This is a DOW 30 stock, and downside of this news, if proven true, is dire. Deutsche Bank (DB), the financial institution the International Monetary Fund (IMF) called the “most systemically dangerous bank in the world” back in 2016, hit a fresh new all-time low of $6.44 per share. Charles Nenner predicted that if DB went below $6.40, it would head to $0 in the not-so-distant-future. Will world renowned, market cycle expert Charles Nenner be proven correct? Analyst Bo Polny, market cycle expert that applies the Bible to his work, says a “worldwide market crash is coming in 2019.” Polny says gold and silver prices are headed to new all-time highs, and there will be severe market down turns coming in the months ahead. This is a first ever live interview included within the Wrap-Up. Join Greg Hunter as he talks about the big financial stories of the week and also interviews Bo Polny of Gold2020Forecast.com about a market crash of Biblical proportions coming soon.

Carbon materials for drug delivery & cancer therapy

Carbon 60 Treatment for Cancer

Carbon nanotubes and graphene are both low-dimensional sp2 carbon nanomaterials exhibiting many unique physical and chemical properties that are interesting in a wide range of areas including nanomedicine. Since 2004, carbon nanotubes have been extensively explored as drug delivery carriers for the intracellular transport of chemotherapy drugs, proteins, and genes. In vivo cancer treatment with carbon nanotubes has been demonstrated in animal experiments by several different groups. Recently, graphene, another allotrope of carbon, has also shown promise in various biomedical applications. In this article, we will highlight recent research on these two categories of closely related carbon nanomaterials for applications in drug delivery and cancer therapy, and discuss the opportunities and challenges in this rapidly growing field.

In the past decade, the rapid development of nanotechnology has brought many fascinating ideas and opportunities to disease diagnosis and treatment. sp2 carbon nanomaterials, notably zero-dimensional (0D) fullerenes, 1D carbon nanotubes (CNTs), and 2D graphene, have gained significant interest from various fields and generated huge impacts in the materials research community since their discovery in 1985, 1991, and 2004, respectively123Graphene is a mono-layered sp2bonded carbon sheet. Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) are cylindrical tubes of sp2 carbon, conceptualized by rolling up single- or multi-layered graphene, respectively. Potential applications of these carbon nanomaterials span disciplines including nano-electronics, composite materials, energy research, and biomedicine456789.

Fullerenes and their derivatives can serve as drug delivery vehicles, and in certain circumstances, as nano-drugs by themselves101112. CNTs have been developed as novel biosensing platforms to detect different biological targets and as nano-probes for biomedical imaging81314. Functionalized CNTs can be used as molecular carriers for in vitro and in vivo drug delivery, and have been primarily employed for applications in cancer treatment8

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