esidential election while on supervised release for a tax fraud conviction.
”Manafort was sentenced to less than a woman who voted while on probation without knowing she wasn’t allowed to,” he tweeted.
Social media users also brought up Juanita Peralta, a mother of six w
ho got 15 years in prison for drug possession, according to the Oklahomans for Crim
inal Justice Reform, which launched an effort to get her sentence commuted. Her 18-year-old is now raising five kids.
Hechinger also shared the story of Matthew Charles, who was released after serving 21 of his 35-year sentence for selling crack cocaine.
”Got a job, began volunteering, reconnected with family. The prosecution appealed. He
was thrown back in jail. Fortunately, just released again. But should have never gone back,” he said.
Charles was convicted in 1996 of selling crack and illegally possessing a gun. At the time
of his sentencing to decades in prison, he had previous convictions involving drugs, weapons and assault.
harbor, on the southwest coast of Seoul. On board were 51 containers of mixed waste that South Korean company Green SoKo had exported to the Philippines last year.
The company had claimed the waste was recyclable plastic, but most of it was not in fact recyclable an
d had been strewn over a 45,000 square meter patch (almost 500,000 square feet) of Mindanao island.
Locals discovered that the trash included household garbage, used diapers, empty ca
ns of ham, and washing machine parts. Protests by environmental group EcoWaste Coalition put pressure on the South Korean govern
ment to take back the trash.What that container ship brought back to Seoul, however, was only a fraction of the 290
,000 tons of waste which South Korean Customs estimates was illegally exported in 2018.
A report released last month by the Ministry of Environment
blamed the problem on the lack of affordable alternatives for disposing of solid waste.
”The cost of incineration used to be $53 per ton and now it’s over $230. The waste comp
anies cannot recycle or incinerate (affordably), so the waste is left abandoned,” ministry officials said at a briefing.
Jesus Madrazo, a member of Bayer’s executive leadership team and head of Agricultural Affai
rs and Sustainability for the Crop Science division of Bayer, said the company, sensing tremendous op
portunities in China, is constantly looking for opportunities to expand its operations in China.
“There is a broad recognition that China has made tremendous prog
ress in not only advancing food security, but also about the quality of what is grown, and gro
w it not only more but also better, better for the consumers and better for the environment.”
He said Bayer, having been operating in the Chinese market for more than 30 years, plans to be here for many decades to co
me to support the agricultural development and introduce the best products and technologies.
Bayer Crop Science Greater China Country Head Huang Weidong said China has bee
n vigorously supporting the development and upgrading of agricultural industry and opening the doo
r to new technologies, new business models, digital agriculture and digital-related applications.
The Sao Paulo State Symphony Orchestra of Brazil, the first South American symphony to t
our China, will hold a concert at the Shanghai Grand Theatre on the night of Valentine’s Day.
The event also marked the first time the symphony’s female conductor Marin Alsop is involved in a performance in China.
Alsop, who is one of the most prominent students of the late US musician Leonard Bernstein, introduced the symphony’s m
usic style as “accessible with folk elements” and highly rhythmic, which is “a hallmark of the Brazilian music”.
concert program, she added, is perfect for Valentine’s Day as it “begins with lots of fire and ends with lots of romance”.
The concert opened with Bernstein’s Candide Overture, followed by works from Brazilian composer Heit
or Villa-Lobos and Argentine Alberto Ginastera. The second part featured Sheherazade by Russian artist Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
Following its China premiere in Shanghai, Alsop and the Sao Pa
ulo symphony will go on to play in Jinan of Shandong province, Beijing and Hong Ko
ng, where the company will feature as the opening performance for the Hong Kong Arts Festival on Feb 21.
ower than the average salary for engineers in the state, which is about $60,000. In addition, having employees work 50-60 hours a week would be difficult.
“The US educational system is probably not even generating enough for the current deman
d in the United States with the economy strong and high-tech industry developing well,” said Jason Dedr
ick, professor at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University.
“You already have a lot of companies, Google, Facebook, Amazon and so on, com
peting for those engineers. Apple or rather its suppliers, will be trying to hire en
gineers in a market that’s already pretty tight. It would not be really easy to do that hiring really quickly,” he added.
engineers, the college plans to expand their enrollment from around 4,500 to 5,200 in
the next few years. But after graduation, how many of the students will be hired by Foxconn is hard to say.
Robertson said many companies in need of e