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2019-07-18

Section break ---- C*News Intro I'm ... w/ the top of the hour news ..... ---- E*EZ NEWS JULY 18, 2019 ---- E*Tai-Ex opening The Tai-Ex opened down 6-points this morning from yesterday's close, at 10,821 on turnover of 1.4-billion N-T. The market closed lower yesterday. Investors were worried again about trade tensions between the United States and China, after new comments from US President Donald Trump. Most of the selling was in the bellwether electronics sector. Old economy and financial stocks mostly moved lower, following the broader market. ---- E*Tsai in St. Lucia on Last Leg of Caribbean State Visit President Tsai Ing-wen is visiting St. Lucia. It's the final country on her state visit to Taiwan's four Caribbean allies. St. Lucian Prime Minister Allen Chastanet greeted her when she arrived at Hewanorra International Airport near the capital. Tsai will spend two days in St. Lucia. She will speak to the country's parliament, and oversee a groundbreaking ceremony for a renovation of St. Jude Hospital. The project is partially (部分) funded by Taiwan. The hospital is the main health care provider (提供者) in southern St. Lucia. Tsai will leave St. Lucia tomorrow before heading to the U-S city of Denver. She will spend two nights in Denver before returning to Taiwan on July 22-nd. ---- E*FormoSat-7 Transmits First Data Back to Earth The National Space Organization says the FormoSat-7 has sent back data from space for the first time. The NSO says FormoSat-7 sent back information about the Earth's atmosphere and ionosphere. They say that information will be made public within seven months. FormoSat-7 is the second satellite constellation to be developed by Taiwan and the US. It was launched at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 24th. It replaced (取代) FormoSat-3 to collect meteorological, ionospheric (電離層) and climate data. ---- E*WHO Declares Congo Ebola Outbreak Emergency The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak in Congo an international health emergency. This comes after a case was confirmed (確認) in a city of 2 million people . The WHO decided three times in the past not to declare (宣布) the emergency. Experts say the situation met the requirements (要求) for an emergency declaration a long time ago. More than 1,600 people have died since August in the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history. ---- E*Hong Kong elders march in support of young demonstrators Some of Hong Kong's senior citizens have marched in support of young demonstrators. AP correspondent Charles de Ledesma reports. < [CLIP] Slug: > ---- E*Mexico Olympic Budget Cut The Mexican Olympic Committee says it can't afford to provide food, lodging (住宿) and medical services at its main sports training complex. The committee says it doesn't have the $4.7 million needed to run the Olympic sports center in Mexico City with full services. This comes after new budget cuts by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. This year, government funding for sports is about 25% below 2018 levels. Also this week, Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History says about 200 employees have been laid off (解雇) since the start of the year. They worry that more layoffs will be necessary. ---- C*News Outro That was the I-C-R-T news Check in again tomorrow for our simplified version of the news, uploaded every day in the afternoon. Enjoy the rest of your day, I'm ____. ----
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