US China wrap up trade talks after Trump tweetstorm

first_imgShanghai: Chinese and US negotiators held their first face-to-face talks Wednesday since agreeing to a trade war truce last month, but the short meeting in Shanghai was overshadowed by a Twitter tirade from President Donald Trump. Washington and Beijing have so far hit each other with punitive tariffs covering more than USD 360 billion in two-way trade in a row centred on demands for China to curb the alleged theft of American technology and provide a level playing field to US companies. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin shook hands and exchanged pleasantries with Vice Premier Liu He Wednesday morning. The group then went behind closed doors for around four hours in the first face-to-face negotiations since Trump agreed to a truce with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in June following a breakdown a month earlier. The talks were relatively brief and the group emerged later, a little earlier than expected, for a group photo before the US trade officials left for the airport without speaking to reporters. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls Lighthizer and Mnuchin arrived in Shanghai on Tuesday and joined Chinese officials for dinner and informal discussions – just as Trump took to Twitter to lambast what he said was a lack of willingness by Beijing to broker a fair deal. “My team is negotiating with them now, but they always change the deal in the end to their benefit,” Trump wrote Tuesday. This time the US leader said Beijing was supposed to start buying US agricultural products but they have shown “no signs that they are doing so”. “That is the problem with China, they just don’t come through,” he added. Trump had previously accused China of reneging on its commitments when previous talks broke down in May. Analysts said his remarks would do little to ease the already-tense relationship between Washington and Beijing. “Whatever shred of optimism markets had about the ongoing trade negotiations were dealt as a severe blow when President Trump flew off the handle again,” said Stephen Innes, managing partner at VM Markets Singapore. “(The tweets show) Trump seems eager to get a deal, that shows his weakness,” said Shanghai-based professor Shen Dingli. A commentary in the Communist Party mouthpiece People’s Daily on Wednesday, while not mentioning Trump by name, complained that as the talks started, “the drums of some Americans struck again on the side, disturbing the main melody”. Days before the Shanghai meeting, Trump threatened to pull recognition of China’s developing nation status at the World Trade Organization, which Beijing called “arrogance”. Expectations were already low before the talks, although and analysts predicted that little of substance would be announced. “The short duration of the current meeting to me suggests that this is exploratory,” said J Michael Cole, a Taipei-based senior fellow with the Global Taiwan Institute in Washington. “It signals that no major breakthroughs are expected and that the expectations of achievements are modest at best.” Officials on both sides were keeping a low profile throughout their Shanghai trip. US trade negotiators entered and left their hotel on Shanghai’s waterfront through side doors without going through public areas, and did not stop to speak to the press or show their faces. Trump said last week he believed Beijing was hoping to delay a deal until after the US presidential election in November 2020, saying China wanted to see if a Democratic opponent wins the vote so it could “continue to rip off the USA”. “He (Trump) can’t afford politically to step up and say ‘I made a great deal with China’ when it’s not a great deal,” said Derek M Scissors, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. “So the most likely outcome is we get nothing until the election.” But the trade war is taking its toll on both sides. In a report published Wednesday in official news agency Xinhua, The Political Bureau of China’s Central Committee warned of “new risks and increasing downward pressure” on the Chinese economy.last_img read more

Saskatchewan First Nations group releases suicide prevention plan

first_imgWHITECAP DAKOTA FIRST NATION, Sask. – Saskatchewan’s painfully high Indigenous suicide rates call out for a co-ordinated, community-run approach to bring them down, says a plan from the organization that represents the province’s First Nations.The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations released its suicide prevention strategy on Thursday.“It’s going to be a great tool to address some of the issues around mental health,” said vice-chief David Pratt. “It’s the first of its kind in our region.”Indigenous people in Saskatchewan — especially northern Saskatchewan — are afflicted with some of the worst suicide rates in Canada.Overall suicides are four times higher in the Indigenous population than in the province’s general population.For males between the ages of 20 and 29, the rate is 10 times higher. First Nations girls between 10 and 19 kill themselves almost 30 times more often.From 2005 to 2016, 508 lives were lost.“We feel like something has to be done,” said Pratt. “We can no longer sit back and allow our young people to lose hope.”The plan says current efforts to fight suicide in Saskatchewan are failing, beginning with how the problem is understood.The province doesn’t compile regional suicide breakdowns. Nor does it have information on substances found in people who have taken their lives or even numbers on suicide attempts.The strategy draws on previous efforts from Quebec, Nunavut and U.S. Indigenous communities that have shown promising results.It emphasizes community-based prevention through grants to fund locally developed projects.It suggests that programs rooted in traditional activities be developed. Elders and others should be engaged to share stories and traditional teachings relevant to each First Nation.It also calls for heavy investment of resources in early childhood development and parental support, as well as in teaching kids how to bounce back from bad experiences.More mental-health care is needed, says the strategy, including better screening of and followup with those at risk of suicide. Programs to address family violence are also required.The plan suggests economic development is also key.“Substantial reduction in the rate of death by First Nations peoples in Saskatchewan will not occur without multifaceted targeted suicide prevention measures and fundamental and profound improvements in social and economic conditions.”The strategy quotes documents that show the government has known about the high suicide rate for nearly 40 years.“The failure of the federal and provincial governments to take actions commensurate with the high burden of suicide-related loss and suffering among Saskatchewan First Nations communities since at least the 1970s is a powerful example of systemic racism,” it says.The strategy calls for immediate funding to put the report into action over the next five years.That’s just the start, said Pratt.Better housing and education, as well as improved services such as better internet, are all tied into the problem.“We need a major investment,” he said. “I’m confident the government’s going to do what’s right.”In Nunavut, where suicide rates are highest, funding for mental health and suicide prevention grew to almost $34 million in the most recent budget from $9 million in 2011. Since 2014, rates have fallen 13 per cent.Federal New Democrat MP Charlie Angus tabled a bill Tuesday calling for a national plan on suicide prevention.Pratt said Saskatchewan can’t afford not to deal with the problem. He points out that Indigenous people could make up half the province’s population by the end of the century.“We’re the fastest-growing demographic in the province. If we don’t start addressing these issues today, this province is on the verge of a social and economic catastrophe.”— By Bob Weber in Edmonton. Follow @row1960 on Twitterlast_img read more

Brazil Commends Moroccos Return to African Union

Rabat – Brazil commended the return of Morocco to the African Union (AU), which is likely to strengthen dialogue and cooperation among African countries.The Brazilian government is convinced that Morocco’s presence within the AU will contribute to strengthening dialogue and cooperation ties binding the community of African countries, said Brazil’s Foreign Ministry.It also reaffirmed its determination to continue to work with Morocco to promote the bonds of friendship between the two countries, according to the same source. Morocco was officially admitted as full-fledged member of the African Union during the 28th summit of the pan-African grouping held in late January in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.Morocco was reunited with its African family 33 years at withdrew from the Organization of African Unity, the AU’s predecessor.  The Move was in reaction to the decision of the former OAU to admit the Algeria-backed self-proclaimed Saharwi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) as full member of the organization.With the African policy adopted by King Mohammed VI over the past decades, many African leaders called on Morocco to rejoin its African family.Few years after his coronation in 1999, the Moroccan monarch has progressively given a whole new orientation to Morocco’s foreign policy, putting Africa at the top of its agenda. King Mohammed has thus far visited 28 Sub-Saharan African countries and presided over the signing of more than 1,000 economic and partnership agreements. read more

SMMT statement in response to government diesel and petrol plans

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,The UK government’s ambition for all new cars and vans to be zero emission by 2040 is already known. Industry is working with government to ensure that the right consumer incentives, policies, and infrastructure is in place to drive growth in the still very early market for ULEVs in the UK.However, much depends on the cost of these new technologies and how willing consumers are to adopt battery, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen cars.Currently demand for alternatively fuelled vehicles is growing but still at a very low level as consumer have concern over affordability, range and charging points.Outright bans risk undermining the current market for new cars and our sector which supports over 800,000 jobs across the UK so the industry instead wants a positive approach which gives consumers incentives to purchase these cars. We could undermine the UK’s successful automotive sector if we don’t allow enough time for the industry to adjust.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Obama We will find out who did this and we will hold

first_imgRead more coverage of the Boston Marathon explosions> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqO5YVqtjT0YouTube: newswatchstationADDRESSING THE AMERICAN people from the White House tonight US President Barack Obama pledged that authorities would find out who carried out the two explosions at the Boston marathon and hold them accountable.Speaking just hours after the double explosions rocked the finish line of the marathon leaving dozens injured and at least two dead, Obama said that the “full resources of the federal government” were available to authorities in the Massachusetts city.“The American people will say a prayer for Boston tonight,” he said adding that it was a “senseless loss”.“We don’t have all the answers,” he added, saying that multiple people had been wounded. Obama said he had spoken to the director of the FBI and his Homeland Security chief as well as congressional leaders.“There are no Republicans and Democrats on days like this,” he said.He stressed that people should not jump to conclusions about who is responsible for the twin blasts but said the “full weight” of the US justice system would come down on those responsible.Obama said that Boston emergency services including firefighters, police and first responders had responded “heroically and continue to do so as we speak.”“Bostonians are tough and resilient and American people will be with them,” Obama said before concluding his brief press conference by stating: “We will find out who did this, and we will hold them accountable.”Read: New York City on high alert after Boston explosionsPhotos: Chaos and devastation after Boston Marathon blastsUpdated: So far no reports of Irish caught up in marathon blastsRead: Police say JFK Library incident was ‘fire related’last_img read more

Sovietera image retouching tool predates Photoshop is actually French

first_imgIn the video above we can see that Soviet computer engineers were digitally scanning and retouching images way back in 1987, three years before Photoshop was available. Don’t worry this isn’t quite the Sputnik-like failing of Western technology that it might seem, Thomas Knoll started working on what would become Photoshop that same year. And that ended up being slightly more popular than Советский фотошоп (not that that’s the real name, it just means “Soviet Photoshop”).Also, as it turns out, some graphics historians/commentors noted that this device isn’t Soviet at all, it’s the PERICOLOR-1000 running Russian software. I haven’t been able to turn up much information on the PERICOLOR-1000 but this does mean one thing–you’ll be spared the otherwise mandatory “In Soviet Russia” joke. Either way, it’s a great video that reminds us just how awesome old technology is.AdChoices广告As for the computer–that’s the Apple III which came out in 1980 and would have been somewhat outdated at the time, though perhaps not behind the Iron Curtain.via Boing-Boinglast_img read more

The Expanse Continues to Set the Tone for the Season

first_img War is brewing in the solar system. As pretty much anyone could have predicted, Earth’s destruction of Mars’s moon Deimos, with 17 people on it, isn’t being taken well. The Martian news calls it a cowardly act by Earth, and Gunny’s squad start’s training to fight. One of her squad members is on the receiving end of some abuse. Since he immigrated to Mars from Earth. When the teasing becomes too much and he lashes out, and Gunny has to punch him to end the fight. While speaking to her commanding officer about the incident, she again makes clear her desire to go to war. Instead, she’s told her crew will be protecting farms. Not quite the excitement she’d been hoping for.Things aren’t going well for the crew of the Rocinante either. It turns out Holden wasn’t too happy with Miller’s decision to shoot Dr. Dresden at the end of last week’s premiere. Miller is off the ship and drowning his sorrows in a bottle. Amos stops by to drop off Miller’s stuff and ends up sharing a drink with him. With nowhere to go and thoroughly drunk, Miller ends up crashing with a fan who approaches him at the bar. The guy think’s Miller’s a Hero for what he did to Dresden. The next morning, Miller is trying to concentrate on his shave, but his host is listening to some truly awful music. He asks what that noise is, and the kid tells him. It’s being broadcast from Eros.As for the rest of the crew, Holden and Naomi have a disagreement over whether Miller actually did the right thing. Naomi has a point: Dresden was a mass-murderer. Naomi makes a new friend and spends the day working off the tension with a game of handball and some beers. Alex, on the other hand, spends the episode suffering from post-traumatic stress. He’s built a simulation of the raid on the lab. He blames himself for letting one of the pods full of soldiers get shot, and runs the simulation over and over again, trying to prove to himself that he could have saved them.Thomas Jane as Detective Joe Miller. (Photo via Syfy)The most interesting part of the episode focused on Holden trying to figure out what to do about the Protomolecule. With Dresden dead, they try to get information from Paolo Cortazar, the scientist that knew most about the experiment. Unfortunately, he seems to think a lot like Dresden. He doesn’t care about the deaths he caused; he only cares about furthering his research. We learn that it’s because all the scientists working on this project had the empathy centers 0f their brains wiped. They don’t care about anyone but themselves.With no other option, Amos and Holden decide to give him what he wants: information. They tell him exactly what they saw, both on the Anubis and on Eros. In return, he tells them everything he knows about the Protomolecule. It’s not a disease. It’s an interconnected living organism. It can create a brain and heart for itself, and more importantly, it can learn. The point of the Eros experiment, Cortazar says, was to see if it could be controlled. Needing more information Holden plays him a broadcast from Eros. Amos recognizes it as the music from the bar the previous night. Cortazar says it’s the sound of the Protomolecule counting down. It’s building something.Meanwhile, Miller stops by the Mormon church to learn all about the Century Ship they’re building. It’s a gigantic ship, capable of sustaining farms and, hopefully, human life for centuries while they search for God. Has Miller found religion? Well, not quite. When he visits Colonel Johnson, he reveals that he wants to go back to Eros and destroy it. And he’s found just the ship for the job.Steven Strait as James Holden, Dominique Tipper as Naomi Nagata and Chad Coleman as Fred Johnson. (Photo via Syfy)Sadly, Avasarala didn’t have a whole lot to do this episode, but her developments will probably prove valuable as the series goes on. Recognizing she’ll need all the friends she can get in the coming war; she sends a message to Johnson. He feels the same way she does and decides to help her out even if it means the Outer Planets Alliance might put a price on his head. Later, towards the end of the episode, she receives coordinates that point to a stealth ship.After last week’s two-hour premiere, this episode was about setting a tone and structure for the rest of the season to follow. There wasn’t a whole lot of action, but that’s not what we watch The Expanse for anyway. It was also a little light on the political intrigue, but what was there had promising implications for the future of the season. Instead, this episode focused on the characters. A lot has changed in the past few episodes; the show needed this episode to establish where everyone stands now. It may not have been as exciting as last week’s premiere, but thanks to the show’s impressive, diverse cast of characters, it worked. For this episode, anyway. Here’s hoping it can get back up to last week’s pace soon. Stay on target Top Movie and TV Trailers to Watch From SDCC 2019No Game of Thrones This Year: 11 Shows to Watch While You Wait last_img read more

Firefighters save dog trapped in wet cement in West Palm Beach

first_imgWEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Firefighters came to the rescue of Benji the dog after she found herself stuck in wet cement.Palm Beach County Fire Rescue units jumped into action and chipped away at the concrete that was quickly drying around the animal. Crews were eventually able to dig Benji out to safety.The puppy is now recovering.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Pole falls on car following chainreaction accident in Virginia Key

first_imgVIRGINIA KEY, FLA. (WSVN) – A barrier set up to keep people out of the area near the Ultra Music Festival in Virginia Key fell over, causing a chain-reaction accident.Miami-Dade Police said the barrier set up across from the Miami Marine Stadium struck a pole when it fell over, which then landed on top of a vehicle, Wednesday afternoon.No injuries were reported.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

House Appropriators Want to Accelerate Cleanup at BRAC Sites

first_imgThe milcon spending measure, which was approved unanimously by the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, calls for spending $230 million next year for past base closure rounds, including cleanup and ongoing operations and maintenance. DOD requested only $205 million for the account in FY 2017, but both recommendations represent a cut from the $266 million Congress allocated in the current year. The committee report, which includes a listing of milcon projects by installation, is available on the committee website. “The Committee recognizes that many factors hinder the cleanup of BRAC sites. However, the Committee believes that strategic investments can lead to quicker cleanups and faster turnover of DOD property to the local community,” the report states. The milcon spending bill likely won’t reach the chamber floor until May 15 unless House Republicans are able to strike a compromise on a budget framework. A split among the GOP on the topline discretionary spending levels included in last year’s budget deal so far has prevented House leaders from bringing an FY 2017 budget resolution to the floor. Dan Cohen AUTHOR Overall, the legislation would provide $7.9 billion for military construction and family housing in FY 2017, representing a $305 million drop from current year funding but a $250 million increase over DOD’s request. “We can’t do it without a waiver of the rule until May 15, on the floor,” Appropriations Chairman Harold Rogers (R-Ky.) said about the timing of floor debate on the measure. “Without a budget, you can’t,” said Rogers, reported CQ Roll Call. The Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment prohibiting funding for the next phase of construction of a Joint Intelligence Analysis Complex Consolidation in Croughton, England, unless authorized in the FY 2017 defense authorization bill. House Appropriators added $25 million to the administration’s fiscal 2017 budget request for the cleanup of installations closed during past base closure rounds to accelerate remediation efforts by the Army and Navy, according to the committee report accompanying the FY 2017 military construction-veterans affairs spending bill.last_img read more

Watch Egg smashed on Australian senator Annings head over racist comments on

first_imgAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison described Anning’s comments as “appalling” and “ugly” with “no place in Australia”, as he announced a bipartisan motion of censure would be launched.As many as 49 people lost their lives and 48 were injured on Friday (March 15) in the mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques. A youngster smashed an egg on Anning’s head in Melbourne while the senator was speaking with the press.Twitter/@Henry_BelotIndependent Queensland senator William Fraser Anning has hit the headlines yet again after his controversial comments on the real reason behind the New Zealand shootings in two mosques.In a viral video that has been doing rounds on social media, a youngster smashed an egg on Anning’s head in Melbourne while the senator was speaking at a press conference. The incident happened when Anning was talking on camera and the video got captured on cameras. An angry Fraser Anning turned around and punched a young boy after he was egged at the event.Someone has just slapped an egg on the back of Australian Senator Fraser Anning’s head, who immediately turned around and punched him in the face. @politicsabc @abcnews pic.twitter.com/HkDZe2rn0X— Henry Belot (@Henry_Belot) March 16, 2019Later, the boy was taken away by the police and an investigation is underway.A senator from Queensland in Australia, Fraser Anning was globally criticised after blaming Christchurch mosque shooting on increasing immigration into New Zealand. Anning blamed immigrants the reason for the attack. He was slammed for his comments, which also included him saying that the growing Muslim population is behind the bloodshed. In his statement, he said that Islam is a religion equivalent to fascism.last_img read more

Jr NTR rejects Bigg Boss Telugu 3 even after getting hefty remuneration

first_imgJunior NTR on Bigg Boss TeluguYoung tiger Junior NTR is said to have rejected the swanky offer of hosting Bigg Boss Telugu 3 even after the makers assured him hefty remuneration and he quoted dates issue as a reason for it.It is known that Junior NTR hosted the first season of Bigg Boss Telugu, which went on to become big hit with the audience. The makers wanted to bring him back on the second season of the reality TV show, but the actor could not return, as he was busy with Trivikram Srinivas’ Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava.Star Maa brought natural star Nani on board to host Bigg Boss Telugu 2. He tried his best, but some section of audience trolled heavily and tortured him throughout this season. The upset actor declined to return to the third season of the show. The makers approached some popular Telugu actors for this season.It was reported that the bosses of Star Maa had approached Junior NTR for Bigg Boss Telugu 3, but he rejected their offer, saying that he wanted to focus on SS Rajamouli’s upcoming movie RRR. But it was said that they requested the director to convince him to make some time and he had agreed for it.Later, it was rumoured that the bosses of Star Maa restarted the talks with Junior NTR and agreed to pay high remuneration. The actor was said to have accepted their offer and would host Bigg Boss Telugu 3. But the latest we hear is that the young tiger has backed out, quoting the same issue of dates.”Although the makers were game to pay a huge remuneration to Jr NTR, the actor did not take it up. He was honest enough to admit that the dates of his film would clash. They are now scouting for a replacement for the show, which is expected to start in July later this year,” A source close to the makers told Deccan Chronicle.Junior NTR’s RRR is historical fictional drama on two freedom fighters. The actor is playing the role of Komaram Bheem, while Ram Charan essay the role of Alluri Sitaramaraju. He is all set to the shoot for his next schedule of the movie in Pune and Ahmedabad.last_img read more

White House NRA Congress Agree On Regulating Bump Stocks

first_imgTwitter users @ReutersBump stocks effectively turn semi automatic weapons into fully automatic.The National Rifle Association announced its support Thursday for regulating “bump stocks,” devices that can effectively convert semi-automatic rifles into fully automated weapons and that were apparently used in the Las Vegas massacre to lethal effect. It was a surprising shift for the leading gun industry group, which in recent years has resolutely opposed any gun regulations. Immediately afterward the White House, too, said it was open to such a change.The NRA announcement followed comments from leading congressional Republicans including House Speaker Paul Ryan that Congress should take a look at the devices, which were little-known even to gun enthusiasts prior to Sunday’s bloodbath. A gunman pumped bullets from a casino high-rise into a crowd of concertgoers below, killing 59 and wounding hundreds, apparently using legal “bump stocks” to increase firing speed from his semi-automatic weapons.“The National Rifle Association is calling on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to immediately review whether these devices comply with federal law,” the NRA said in a statement. “The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations.”White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in response, “We welcome that and a conversation on that. … It’s something we’re very open to. It’s something we want to be part of the conversation on going forward.”President Donald Trump had discussed the issue with lawmakers on the way back from visiting Las Vegas on Wednesday, according to Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nevada, who traveled with the president aboard Air Force One.“Bump stocks” originally were intended to help people with limited hand mobility fire a semi-automatic without the individual trigger pulls required. They can fit over the rear shoulder-stock assembly on a semi-automatic rifle and with applied pressure cause the weapon to fire continuously, increasing the rate from between 45 and 60 rounds per minute to between 400 and 800 rounds per minute, according to the office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who introduced legislation this week to ban them.The government gave its seal of approval to selling the devices in 2010 after concluding that they did not violate federal law.The endorsement from the NRA and congressional Republicans for a change in law or policy to regulate guns, however narrow, marked a shift. Inaction has been the norm following other mass shootings, including the Sandy Hook, Connecticut, massacre of schoolchildren five years ago, last year’s bloodbath at the Pulse nightclub in Florida, and a baseball field shooting this year in which House Majority Whip Steve Scalise came close to death. Sharelast_img read more

Garments worth Rs 3 cr seized by customs

first_imgKolkata: Customs officials on Thursday seized garments worth Rs 3 crore after intercepting a trawler which attempted to smuggle out goods to Bangladesh through the Sunderban riverine route. An official said the department’s preventive and intelligence branch acted upon a report that fishing trawlers were being used to smuggle various goods to Bangladesh. “The route being taken by the smugglers was narrowed down to a specific area near Patharpratima zone in the Sunderbans,” said the official. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalActing on a tip-off, the department’s marine vessels with officers were deployed at Namkhana. They spotted the trawler early on Thursday. After being chased by customs’ officials for about 12 km, the trawler moved towards the right bank of Ramganga river and its crew jumped off it and ran away into the forest. “On a preliminary examination of the seized trawler, about 300 gunny bags containing garments worth Rs 3 crore were recovered,” official said. He said efforts were on to trace the owner and crew of the trawler.last_img read more

This Aromatic Alarm Clock Wakes You Up to the Sweet Smell of

first_img Register Now » Waking up to the earsplitting screech of a traditional alarm clock is a pretty cruddy way to start the day. Incessant beeping doesn’t exactly get you out of bed on the right foot.Channeling your inner drive and entrepreneurial passion, what if you could wake up instead to the motivating aroma of money? Cotton, linen, cash-money winnin’ — the sweet smell of success.Thanks to an 18-year-old French entrepreneur, you can. Guillaume Rolland has created a scent-emitting alarm clock called SensorWake. No lights. No sounds. It triggers our olfactory systems to wake us up.Related: Better Mornings: 7 Innovative Gadgets to Get You Going And, for the business-minded among us, one of the scents he has made available is called “U.S. Dollar.” Wake up and smell the money, honey.The Google Science Fair participant invented the compact essential oil diffuser-clock for the deaf and hearing-impaired — and for people who simply have a tough time waking up to audible alarms. The idea came to him after a conversation with his father, who owns and operates a retirement home.If the bouquet of bucks isn’t enough to shake the sleep from your eyes, maybe the bold aroma of coffee will. That’s the second best-simulated scent on the SensorWake morning menu, if you ask us. There’s also cut grass, rose, fig, mint, peach, toast, chocolate, strawberry and croissant.Related: This Alarm Clock Charges for SnoozesTo operate the patented aromatic alarm, you set your wake-up time, choose a SensorWake recyclable scented cartridge and pop it into the back of the sleek, white plastic-encased alarm clock. When your “alarm” silently goes off, your nose will know — in theory at least.Here’s how it works. Take a whiff:You can set the rousing odors to be diffused for between 30 seconds and one minute at a time. The alarm is designed to perfume the room for up to 10 minutes, giving you ample time to yawn, stretch and smell the wafting a.m. awesome.Whether whiffs of yummy, soothing smells are enough to wake up most people depends on their preferences. Trials Rolland conducted with a range of testers indicate that the odorous alarm is effective, having successfully awoken all of his subjects, including adults, teens, seniors and a deaf individual.   If you want your own SensorWake, you’ll have to hold your nose for a while. Per the alarm clock’s website, Rolland’s gearing up to launch it on Kickstarter later this month.Related: This Alarm Clock App Brings You Wake-Up Calls From Total Strangers 3 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globalcenter_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. May 19, 2015last_img read more

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