Good Monday morning. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here .) Huawei and China’s role in 5G The next generation of computer and phone networks, known as 5G, is expected to connect cities around the world and fuel a future run on robots, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence and other technologies. But it may also rely on an infrastructure vulnerable to hackers and spies, one that the U.S. wants to stop China from building. The Trump administration has conducted a campaign to pressure allies such as Britain, Poland and Germany to banish Chinese companies, especially the telecommunications giant Huawei, from participating in the 5G buildup, according to the NYT: The administration contends that the world is engaged in a new arms race — one that involves technology, rather than conventional weaponry, but poses just as much danger to America’s national security. In an age when the most powerful weapons, short of nuclear arms, are cyber-controlled, … [Read more...] about DealBook Briefing: 5G Is the New Arms Race With China
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Standing firmly in the middle of a roundabout at the border of Cresskill and Dumont is a silent tribute to the lives lost a century ago in the great worldwide illness that we know as the Spanish Flu. The Camp Merritt Memorial marks the center of the World War I military base where troops were assembled to be put on boats leaving from Hoboken to go to the Western Front in Europe. It was also where 578 people, including 557 enlisted men, died, victims of the 1918 influenza pandemic that infected 500 million people worldwide, and killed up to 100 million people before it ended in 1920. Their names are engraved on the east and west surfaces of the 66-foot-tall obelisk. Among them are John Dillion of Englewood, Joseph Kane of Passaic, Manuel Parmelli of Paterson and Thomas Shea of Jersey City. It was exactly 100 years ago, in October 1918, that the pandemic raged through North Jersey, shutting schools and bars, and overcrowding hospitals with the sick. Lethal virus The … [Read more...] about 100 years ago, Spanish flu pandemic brought dread to New Jersey
DIY and crafting how-to digital resource offered The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) now offers Creativebug, an online learning platform for arts and crafts workshop and technique videos. The crafty resource has more than 1,000 tutorials instructed by industry experts who have been featured in publications such as “Vogue,” “Martha Stewart Living,” and “O Magazine.” Library customers can discover their creative side through painting, knitting, screen printing and more. New classes are released daily. Explore Creativebug at branch libraries or at home using your library card: creativebug.com/lib/sclsnj. Rabies clinic to be held Jan. 19 A free rabies clinic for dogs and cats will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Public Works Department, 9 Ivan Way, South River. Dogs will be inoculated from noon to 2 p.m. and cats from 2 to 3 p.m. The clinic is open to residents of New Jersey. Dog … [Read more...] about Central Jersey Daily Rundown, Monday, Jan. 7
Childhood lead testing in Wisconsin is inconsistent to the point that some counties with the greatest risk for lead poisoning are among those testing the least, a USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin analysis found. Though the national spotlight has focused on lead pipe hazards in the wake of the Flint, Mich., water crisis, lead paint causes nearly all childhood lead poisoning in Wisconsin, experts say. The key indicator there is whether a house was built before 1950, when the use of lead paint was most common. RELATED STORY: Unsafe lead in 81 Wisconsin water systems Clark and Iowa counties have some of the state's largest concentrations of pre-1950s homes, but both are in the bottom 10 for the percentage of children tested for lead poisoning, according to Wisconsin Department of Health Services and U.S. Census data. SPECIAL REPORT: Lead in your drinking water Lead poisoning is irreversible and can cause developmental delays and changes in behavior and health. A 2010 … [Read more...] about Child lead testing erratic in Wisconsin
Gov. Phil Murphy deleted language from the state's $37.4 billion budget Sunday that would have raised millions from a proposed 5-cent fee on plastic supermarket bags, signaling that he may support more stringent restrictions, including a ban. Murphy has about 30 days left to decide the fate of the 5-cent fee bill, passed hurriedly by the Legislature last month as lawmakers were scrambling to find new revenue sources. Dan Bryan, a spokesman for Murphy, said Monday that no final decision has been made regarding the bill. But environmentalists and some state lawmakers are urging Murphy, a Democrat, to support a temporary fee for a few years followed by an outright ban by vetoing the bill or rewriting it as part of a conditional veto. They want a bag law based on California's measure that bans plastic bags and charges a 10-cent fee on paper bags. "The changes that need to be made to this bill are really critical; otherwise we're not doing much to … [Read more...] about Is Phil Murphy moving to ban plastic bags in New Jersey?